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THE HUNTINGDON GLOBE, A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, &C.
Huntingdon, Wednesday, March 18, 1857.
tiaitIitESPONDiENCE OF THE GLOBE.
HARRISBURG, March 16,1857.
DEAR, GLOBE : There has been a relapse
of weather, several times within a few days.
On Saturday 'morning, " emerging from a
sea of dreams," folks opened their eyes (ex
cept -at the blind institution,) upon streets
and city roofs mantled with snow. Over
head was an unbroken arch of clouds. Yet
the afternoon of the same day was lovely as
'a seraph's (or baby's) smile. The atmos
phere was bland and spring like ; and along
the glittering sweep of Susquehanna, and
tar over the vales of Dauphin, the sky spread
in sublime beauty, stained with no fleece of
- vapor in all its vast concave. The "ebon
larch" that night, was full of stars of almost
tropical brilliance. And Sabbath morning
rose clear and fresh: but after another geni
al day,-the sun went to his couch amid the
tears of changeful March. This morning
;there is a breezy call in- the air, and the
soughing of the winds
"Foretell the coming in of storms."
t is a day to meditate among the tombs ;
-and, before breakfast, in a stroll along the
river -side, I came to, the grave of Harris ; a
pleasant spot; the same we see in the picture
of his re-capture, where the meek old man
stands lashed to a large mulberry tree, await
ing the death torch and final agony, when a
friendly - tribe of Indians hasten across the
river in their canoes, and with a yell of tri
umph, rescue him from the hands of his sav
age judges. Above the roots of that tree,
within an iron enclosure, is the funeral
mound of the ancient pioneer. GOD rest his
soul, with all the brave fathers of our Com
monwealth! Some fifteen feet of the trunk
of the old mulberry still stand, firm and un
decayed as when it withstood the blasts of
two hundred years ago. That part of the
bark facing the west is chipped off, indica
ting the place where the victiin was secured
to meet the death doom.
Apropos of this, it is in dispute among
certain wise-acres, as to whether the scene
deSeribed ever occurred in the bcrier life of
Harris. Some say it happened to Somebody
else ; and others to nobody. Among reason
able people, there can be little dispute as to
the credibility of the story. It rests upon
better evidence, anyhow, than. the burning
of Moscow and -the existence of the Mael
strom. For my part, I have a disposition to
cling to even the historical and ge graphical
fables of our childhood time. I would not
deprive the boy of another generation of the
deep emotion that wells up in' the young
heart, as the imagination paints Napleon's
army sternly going forth from the smoking
Kremlin into the 'snowy wilderness. Nor
would I still the wild throbbings of the
pulsa, as the little student, hereafter, shall
dream of loaded ships, with all t'icir scream
ing vetims, eddying down into the terrific
suck of Norway. True, I never saw a mael
strom. Perhaps no one else did. Yet it is
good to believe in it. In the main, Igo for
discountenancing the attempts of your dread
fully matter-of-fact fellows, to strip the gold
en olden times of the drapery of bright ro
mance. There is too little of it now-a-days
—scarce enough of poetry is infused into our
readings, conversation and studies, to keep
our children from growing mentally, slab
My professional duties lead me betimes to
the indoor life of Capitol Hill—the Executive
Chamber, the rooms of Secretary Curtin, the
State Library and the genial society of that
excellent Democrat, Dr. DeVitt. And occa
sionally, for relaxation, I listen to the frag
ment of e, speech in the Senate Hall, or take
a seat beside some quondam schoolmate in
the House of Representatives. The "congre
gated wisdom of the commonwealth" is made
up of as fine-looking men as could well be
'collected together—gentlemanly and gener
ous in their social intercourse—Pennsylva
nia can well afford to be proud of such sons,
whose appearance lead us to question the
gray-beard grumblings about ours being a
I see by your ever interesting journal, that
latterly, you have Condescended to notice the
dog-chub of Altoona. It is not worth the
powder. I never read that sheet myself,
and scarce any one else does.
Consider my beaver as being raised in ac
knowledgment of your friendly mention of
the Pennsylvania Magazine. All my efforts
are .directed that way now. Those of your
readers - who feel the need and good of a pub
, ication of this character, will be pleased to
learn that we have articles on file from the
polished: pen of DAVID PAUL BROWN, •from
THADDEUS STEVENS, Judge BLACK, Senator
"BIGLER, .A. W. BENEDICT, and other distin
guished sons of our commonwealth. In due
time; we shall be favored with letters from
absent Pennsylvanians-- , --a gentleman 'travel
.ing in. South America s another in Nicaragua,
ALLEN in California, JERRY WILSON in
Italy, a missionary friend in Palestine; and
BAYAttri TAyLott in Siberia: Excuse this
mention of my pet enterprise. In writing
for the Globe, I feel myself in the presence
of old familiar fiiends; and being well as
sured of their sympathy, am encouraged to
Politics in Harrisburg, at this date, do not
seem to give, any one much uneasiness. The
re-election - of HARRY 14.1AortA1r as Treasurer,
was, got 'through ^ with pleasantly, in a few
mirmhas.l.- There was some dissatisfactum
among the adherents of JACOB Dock, caused
by the absence of several members from their
seats; but they should be pardoned for remis
ness, on the score that their caucus nominee
was not only personally objectionable, but
the manner of his nomination reprehensible.
Doubtless, the coalition-opposition are des
tined- to put on record many similar cases of
absence at the popular election next fall.—
Who their candidate shall be, is " past con
jecture"—probably some obscure individual
who can be played off to suit, with a dark
lantern in some districts, and a wig of wool
in others. Verily, the combination of such
parties as the Know Nothing and Republican,
is a practical illustration of the " contact of
extremes." Yours ttuly,
HARRISBURG, March 13, 1857.
Mr. LEWIS: As you gave my last a place
in your Banner of Democracy; and having
some leisure time, I will write you another
short epistle which you may insert in your
paper or the stove, whichever you please.
Nothing of much importance having taken
place this week to write about, I will, after
giving you an item or two of news, proceed
to describe some of the buildings and places
near here, and give some of their past his :
tory, which may be interesting to those of
your readers who have never visited the capi
tal. John B. Gough, who I stated in my
last would lecture on temperance here this
,taken sick in Ohio, and conse
quently did not come. The Senate and
House of Representatives elected Henry S.
Magraw, State Treasurer on Wednesday.—
The American and Republican convention
will meet. on the 25th of March. It will be
a conglomeration of the isms opposed to De
mocracy. Wilmot will most likely be their
candidate for Governor. If he is nominated,
Packer will no doubt be elected by a majori
ty of twenty-five thousand. The weather
this week seems to be a contest between win
ter and spring. Some of the mornings are
as pleasant and sunny as May, and others
cold and stormy.
The town of Harrisburg was laid out in
the. year 1785; by Win. Maclay, son-in-law of
John Harris. It has ever since been a place
of much importance, being centrally located
—the general depot of the valleys of Juniata,
Susquehanna and Cumberland. The first
minister here, I believe, was Mr. Elder.
On one occasion several Indians came . down
the river and hid themselves in ambush, in-.
tending to surprise and murder the .inhabi
tants while at worship in Paxton church.—
They came on Monday, and after waiting
several days, they came to the conclusion
that the congregation would not assemble,
and went away: The congregation ever af
terwards came to the church armed; and
Mr. Elder, the pastor, always carried his
gun into the pulpit. He was Colonel of the
Paxton Rangers, whose duty it was to keep
a look out for the Indians. The late Judge
Bucher's father, who was a clergyman in
Lebanon, was also a Colonel in the same
kind of service. The Court House is a large
brick edifice, which was erected in 1794. It
was occupied for several years by the State
Legislature. When the Judges of the Su
preme Court came to Harrisburg to hold a
court, sometimes one or two hundred people
would go out on horse-back to escort them
into town. The Chief Justice sat with his
hat on while on the Bench, and was dressed
in a scarlet gown. The county jail is a
splendid affair of its kind, and provided with
solitary cells. It is built in Gothic style—
was finished in 1841, costing 'upwards of
$40,000. The State House is on an elevated
spot. It is a large and splendid building,
facing the river, to which there is a gradual
descent. The main building is 180 feet
front by 80 wide. The lower story contains
the Chambers of the 'Senate and House of
Representatives, and several smaller apart
ments. In the second story is the Supreme
Court Room, Canal Commissioners" office and
several committee rooms, and two large
rooms appropriated to the State Library,
comprising over eight thousand volumes.
I might go on to enumerate many buildings
such as State Arsenal, Harris' stone build
ing on Front street, Mount Airy Water
works, and speak of the bridges spanning
the Susquehanna, &c., but defer it until
another time. Much might be written about
this place, now the capital of the Keystone
State, the 'confluence of several railroads,
and one of the most thrifty cities in the
Union, where not very many years ago stood
the wigmam of the red man, and surround
ing hills, now echoing the shrill scream of
the steam engine, then resounding with the
howl of the wild wolf and growl of the bear.
You may expect to hear from me soon
again, as I intend making a report of all I
'see while I am BOBBIN ROUND.
A New Cave Discovered.
SCOTTSTILLE, Huntingdon county,}
'arch 11, 1857.
Mn. EDITOR : li cave has recently been
discovered on the land of Mr. DAVID STONER,
known asthe " Three Spring Farm," in Clay
township, Huntingdon county, about one half
mile west of Scottsville ; which bids fair to
rival anything of the kind in this or any other
country, both in magnitude and interesting
curiosities. The mouth of the cave is on the
top of a high hill, which commands a com
plete View of the village of Scottsville and the
surrounding vicinity ; making it a pleasant
plaCe of resort in summer time.
This cave, so far as it has been explored,
coriteirt.' s • five rooms. The first of which isF
entered by a passage about two feet wide and
eighty-five feet long, and from five to Six: feet
high, and descends with a steep grade, so
that the first tooni iS about fifty feet below
the surface of the ground.
This (Ist) room is on an average about fif
teen feet square by 11 feet high. From this
to the second room there are two passages,
the shortest of which is about eight feet, the
other is circuitous, leading past the entrance
of what is called the fifth room. The second
room is about ten by five feet, and six feet
high. From this to the third room there are
two passages, through both of which a pers . =
must creep, about fifteen feet long. The
third room is about twelve by six feet high.
From the third to the fourth room there is
but one (a very narrow) passage fourteen feet
long. This room is small, being only about
three by five feet and four feet high. The
fifth room is to the right hand of the upper
passage leading from the first to the second
room, and is about three by eleven feet, and
six feet high. There are other passages lead
ing from nearly all the rooms into unexplored
parts of the cave. These passages will re
quire some work to open owing to the fallen
rock and formations which obstruct teem.
This cave abounds in curiosities formed by
the water. In some places there are vast
clusters of stalactites hanging down like
icicles. In other parts there are large columns
reaching from the floor to the top of the room.
In the second room there is the resemblance
of a mound about three feet in diameter and
one foot high, with a column reaching to the
top of the room ; the column is six inches in
diameter at the base and tapers nearly to a
point at the top, evidently formed by the wa
ter. It would require too much space to enu
merate all the curiosities of this vast cavern :
many of which have been broken down by
the thoughtless and carried away by the cu
rious. Other important discoveries will no
doubt yet be made.
The circumstances which led to this discov
ery are briefly these: In the summer of '56
Mr. JOHN M. PLuxim was plowing corn in
the field, and. in passing where the mouth of
the cave is,his horse broke through the top of the
ground, of which he took no further notice
than to avoid the place. During this winter
a fog was seen to rise from the hole made by
the horse, and as there is no water on that
part of the place, except in cisterns, and hav
ing tried for water unsuccessfully in other
places, they concluded to open this place in
search for water. Washington Kough was
employed. to make the search, and after sink
ing eleven feet came to the passage leading
to the first room of the cave : and to him be
longs the honor of first exploring this vast
cavern which had hithorta evidently }been un
known to man.
What is most singular is, that there is not
the least sign of foul air in any part of the
cave. Candles burn free and bright ; and
the air appears as pure and fresh after being
in for two or three hours as when you first
enter. ONE Or THE CURIOUS.
Tribute of Respect
At a meeting of the students of Mount
Joy Academy, occasioned by the death of
their late associate John P. Kerr, of Hunt
ingdon, Thos. U. Buick was called to the
chair and B. B. Porter appointed Secretary,
when the following resolutions were offered
Whereas, It having pleased the Almighty
God in the wise but mysterious dispensation
of Providence to remove from our midst our
esteemed friend and fellow student, JOHN P.
KERR. Therefore, be it
Resolved, That we regard with deep emo
tion, the sudden death of our late associate.
Resolved, That while his superior intellect
and elevated moral qualities gave promise of
future usefulness and eminent success in life,
his kindness of heart and gentleness of man
ner, endeared him. to all with whom he min
gled, and will cause him long to be held in
Resolved, That we tender our heartfelt
sympathy to the widowed mother, the broth
ers, sisters and relatives of our deceased
friend, in this sad bereavement and humbly
hope God will sustain and comfort them in
their deep affliction and that their and our
loss is his unspeakable gain.
Resolved, That' as a testimonial of our re
spect for the deceased, a committee of four
be appointed to accompany the remains to
Harrisburg, and that we wear the usual
badge of mourning during the remainder of
Resolved, That as an evidence of our sym
pathy a copy of these resolutions be
mitted to the family of the deceased and pub
lished in the Mount Joy Herald, the Lan
caster Daily and Express, American Demo
crat and a Huntingdon paper.
BLOOMSBURG, March 12th-3 o'clock, P.
M.—McKim the murderer, has been arrest
ed. near this place, at a onely tavern on
North Mountain—the spot being designated
as Long Pond, Luzern() county. The arrest
was effected by Mr. Aaron Wolf, assisted by
A. B. Koons. McKim was taken unawares,
and made no resistance. lle was brought to
Bloomsburg jail, and now lies'in that place.
To remove any doubts that this is the
murderer, I have ascertained that he has
upon his person evety mark, as described: by
the Philadelphia Evening Journal, to lead to
identification. On his road to prison he con
fessed that his name was McKird i and. that
he had been the companion of Norcross.
Upon his person there
. .!;vas nothing found
of any value: This lends to the belief, that
at the time of his detection at Salem, Ohio,
he escaped by giving. a heavy bribe. There
is no doubt but that the detectives who are
in your city contributed greatly to the arrest,
as they completely flooded this section of
country with handbills..
The fact of the arrest of IVleKim, at this
place, in a Mannerustifies me for having
credited the story of his capture, which I
telegraphed to you a few days since, inas
much as it appears that he has been in this
section of country, and in every probability
was the person seen and chased by three
men from Wilicesba:rre: Er. F.
On the 6th Inst.: by Rev; R. Pletcher, Mr. JA Ea DECEER,
and Miss Risr,itt Invm, both of Ifuntingdon, Pa.
.it the residence of his son John, at 3fount Union, on the
30th January last, SAMUEL '1'13031/TO:S in the 70th year of
The deceased was an old and respectable resident of the
borough of Petersburg. A warm friend and kind Father.
1 i 1
'raspAr, March 17.--The Flour market continues very
quiet, and only about 1,000 bbls. sold at $6.24 . t 1 bbl. for
common brands, and .$0.3734 for select lots, and $6.10 for
Wheat is again lower, and 4,000 bus. sold at $email@example.com
131 bu. for red, and $firstname.lastname@example.org for white. Rye is warrant
ed at 82c. Corn is not so active.
Plain and Fancy Printing.
' J'ob work of all kinds—such as Handbills, Circulars
Business, Visiting, and Show Cards, Tickets, Bill Ileads,
Duals, Mortgages, and all kinds of blanks, &c., &c.
neatly printed at the "GLOBE" Job Office, Huntingdon. Pa.
4Specimens of "GLOBE" printing can be seen at tho
office—which will satisfy everybody that it is no longer
necessary to go to Philadelphia for neat work. Call and
see for yourselves.
Ambrotypes and Daguerreotypes.
E. P. PnErmuart respectfuly infernos the public that ho
is-aow perpared to take Dauguerroctypes and Ambrotypes
on glass, put up with double or single glass.
zooms at the Station House, Huntingdon Pa.
For Ready.ltlade Clothing,
'Wholesale or retail, call at H. Roan 's Clothing Store,
opposite Coats' Hotel, Huntingdon, Pa., where the very
oest assortment of goods for.men and boys' wear may be
found at low prices.
-Vse Office of THE ADAMS EXPRESS COMPANY, has
bveh removed to the 11. & B. T. D. It. Office.
Iruntingdort, Jan. 7, 1857.
$15,000 i W neu a m n b t e e r d on
s a t
a n o s
e n c n t
at 12 per cent. per annum. Two per cont. paid in advance,
and 10 per cent. at the end of the year. Enquire of
Huntingdon, March 18,1857-Im.
WILLIAM lIENEY T.P44. SA3ruEL ILumEr.
LEAS & HARSH, BANKERS AND
LAND AGENTS, Dss Mom Es, lowa.
buy and sell Eastern Exchange and Land Warrants
—select and enter land with cash or warrants—pay taxes
--invest money—make collections—and attend to legal bu
LEAS & HARSH, BANKERS AND LAND
AGENTS, LEAVENWORTII CITY, KANSAS
One of the Partners has located at Leavenworth' City,
and will transact all business connected with the Banking
and Real Estate business. For a few monthS yet, corres
pondents will address us at Des Moines.
W. S. Gilman, 90 Beaver St., New York.
Seiger, Lamb & Co., North Third St., Phila.
James, Kent & Santee, "
Serrill & Lefevre, C
Drexill & Co., Bankers, 46 ct
Chubb Bros., Washington City, D. C.
Edward Showers, Carlisle, Pa.
Hon. J. IL Graham, "
Wm. B. Leas, Esq., Shirleysbur , Pa.
David Blair, Esq., guntingdon,a.
March 13, 1857-Iy.
itIND - SANITBHADES, OF NEW
N 1) STYLES. B. J. 'WILLIAMS, No. 12 North Sixth
Street, Philadelphia, Manufacturer of VENITIAN BLINDS,
VELVET and GOLD BORDERED and PAINTED SHADES,
of beautiful designs. Buff, and all other colors of Holland
used for Shades. Fixtures, Trimmings, &c., &c., Wholesale
and Retail, at the lowest cash prices. Store Shades
painted to order. RS
B. J. W. thankful for past patronage, respectfully solicits
the public to call and examine his now and large assort
ment, before purchasing elsewhere.
AZ - "WE STUDS" TO PLEASE." `^ 1-
7, 3 larch 18, 1857-3 m.
H AR6AINS, BAUGArNS
. The subscribers have again returuod from the east with
ah enlarged stock of
HARDWARE, CUTLERY, PAINTS. &c.,
Which they will sell at such prices as shall make it the in
terest of Housekeepers, Builders, Mechanics, and all the
rest of mankind, to give them a call. Our stock comprises
Building material, such as Locks, Hinges, Screws, Nails,
Bolts, Glass of all sizes, Putty, Oils, Tarnishes, White Lead,
and Zinc Paints.
Manes, Handsaws, Mill & Crosscut Saws, Chisels, Mann's
Axes, Hatchets, Spirit Levels, Files, Stocks and Dies, Mon
key Wrenches, Blacksmith's Vices, with an endless vari
ety of modern inventions and improvements.
Saddlers and Coach Makers are invited to call and exam
ine our extensive stock of Harness Mountings and Coach
Trimmings. Patent and Common names, 30 varieties;
Girthing, Hog Skins, Patent Leather, Enameled Leather,
Oil Cloth for Carriages, Coach Laces and Linings, Hubs,
Shafts, Springs, Axles, &c., &c.
TABLE AND POCKET CUTLERY,
Knives and Forks from 373 cents tozit,' 5 per net, Silver des
sert forks, Silver and common spoons, Ladies fruit knives,
Wostenholm's and 50 other kinds of Pocket knives, Far
rier's knives, razors, 6:c., &c.
Porcelains. Tinned and Plain Boilers, Tea Kettles, Sauce,
Frying and Baking Pans, Steak Griddles, Dish Covers, &c.,
&c., at manufacturers' prices.
Ice Hammers, Lemon Squeezers, Butter Prints, Butter
Ladles, Portmonaies, Bells of all kinds, Guns, Pistols and
Revolvers, Paint Brushes, Wall Brushes, Traces Chains
of various kinds, Chain Pumps and Metallic k umps for
cisterns,' Picks, Sledges, &c.,
ine - Having purchased many of our goods at wholesale
prices from manufacturers, we arc enabled to sell both
Wholesale and Retail--extremely low! A liberal share of
public patronage is solicited.
ka: - All orders from abroad promptly attended to.
JAS. A. BROWN & CO.
March 18, 1857.
1 - 4 IST OF GRAND JURORS for a
Court of Quarter Sessions to lie held at Huntingdon
in and for the county of Huntingdon, the second Monday
and 13th day of April, 1857.
Brice Blair, farmer, Dublin.
Michael Baker, carpenter, Porter.
Alexander S. Briggs, farmer, Tell.
Philip Crouse, tailor, Casaville.
James B. Carothers, farmer, Morris.
John M. Cunningham, carpenter, Huntingdon.
William L. Couch, farmer, Barree.
David Enyeart, farmer, Walker.
John Foster, farmer, Shirley.
John Graffius, tinner, Warriorsmark.
Jacob Hoover, farmer, Penn.
Robert F. Haslett, Innkeeper, Morris.
Geo. W. Hazard, farmer, Union.
Robert Johnston, farmer, Jackson.
John-Lee, miller, Walker.
Thomas Osborn, farmer, Jackson.
Isaac Oaten kirk, farmer, Brady.
John F. Parsons, farmer, Tell.
Livingston Robb, farmer, Walker.
Wm. , Stapleton,.farmer, Tod.
David Swoops, Jr., carpenter, Clay.
Andrew Smith, farmer, Union.
William Walker, carpenter, Porter.
Elias B. Wilson, J. P., Cassville.
TRAVERSE JURORS—FIRST WZEIL
William Africa, shoemaker, Huntingdon.
.Alextuader Appleby, farmer, Dublin.
Samuel Bowman, farmer, Shirley.
Jacob Brumbaugh, farmer, Penn.
John C. Bolinger, farmer, Cromwell.
Richard Cunningham, farmer, Jackson.
Isaac Curfman, Homer, Tod.
Joseph Cornelius, farmer, CromwelL
Jacob IL Dell, farmer, Cass.
John Duffey, mason, Springfield.
Gideon Elba, surireyor, Tod:
Martin Flenner, wagonmaker, Walker.
Robert Fleming, Shriner, Jackson.
Jonathan Frazier, tanner, Jackson.
Michael Fleshcr, farmer, Jackson. -
James Goodman, carpenter, Huntingdon.
Hiram Grady, farmer, Henderson.
Austin Green, mechanic, Cassville.
John Griffith, farmer, Tod.
- John lleWit, farmer Porter.
Thomas lamer, Jr.,farmer, West:
Samuel Harvey, farmer, Shirley.
Solomon Houck, farmer, Tod..
Daniel linode, farmer, Porter.
Charles H. Miller, tanner, Huntingdon.
Abraham McCoy, brickmaker, Huntingdon. •
William Morgan, farmer, Shirley.
William C. McCauley, Mnter, Brady.
Asa Price, farmer, Crotriwell.
John S. Pheasant, farmer, Union.
Charles Ithinehart, fernier, Clay.
John Shaffer, farmer, Morris.
Philip Silknitter, farmer, Harm.
Peter Shaver of :Samuel, clerk, Shirley.
Peter Shaffer, farmer, Morris.
David Snare, J. P., Huntingdon.
Jacob Snyder, tailor, Huntingdon.
William Shims, clerk, Franklin. -
Thomas Weston, Esq.; J. P., Warriorsmark.
Thomas Wilson, .1. P., Barret.
F. 13. Wallace, blacksmith, Huntingdon.
Armstrong Willoughby, tailor, Huntingdon;
Leonard Weaver, farmer, Hopewell.
JNO. J. LAWRENCE,
Thomas Whittaker, farmer, Porter
Jacob Walters, farmer, Franklin.
Samuel Wall : merchant, Penn.
John Much, blacksmith, Franklin.
John Rung, gentleman, West.
TRAVERSE JITTIORS—SECOND WEIL
JaMCS Ikll, Esq.; farmer, Warridrsmiric.
William Cramer, farmer, Tell.
James Cree, farmer, Dublin.
Hugh Cunningham, farmer, Potter.
David Colestock, farmer, Huntingdon.
John Duff, farider, Jackson..
Monks Diiffey, farmer, Springfield:
John Eberly, farmer, West.
Martin limning, farmer, Brady.
David IL Foster, merchant, Hopewell.
John Gaghagan, carpenter, Porter.
Joshua Green, farmer, Barree.
John Grafts, laborer, West.
Caleb Greenland, farmer, Cass.
Ceorge Hight, farmer; Tod.
John Hewel, farmer, West.
Jacob H. Knode, farmer, West:
Hugh King, farmer, Shirley.
James Kerr, farmer, Brady.
John P. Murphy, shoemaker, West:
George Myerly, farmer, Springfield.
Franklin B. Neely, farmer, Dublin.
John A. Nash, printer, Huntingdon.
Henry F. Newingliam, gentleman, Huntingdon.
Christian Peightal, tailor, Barree.
Jacob Spanogie, farmer, Shirley.
John Simpson, farmer, Huntingdon.
Henry W. Swoope, farmer, Porter.
Samuel Smith, fanner, Union.
Valentine Smittle, farmer, Tell.
James Stevens, farmer, Clay.
William P. Taylor, carpenter, Clay.
John Weston, farmer, Union.
John Whittaker, gentleman, Huntingdon.
Richard Wills, cabinet-maker, warriorsmerk,
Michael Ware, farmer, West.
Huntingdon, March 18, 1857.
rPHE WORLD'S GREAT EXHIBI
TION PRIZE MEDAL! Awarded to C. MRYER, for
his two Pianos, London, October 15, 1851.
, erV , Glie ,---- ;‘,44Fick,,,rw/ Ao'
C. MAYER, respectfully informs his friends, and the
public generally that he has constantly on hand Pianos
equal to those for which he received the Prize Dledal, in
London, in 1851.
All orders promptly attended to, and great care taken in
the selection and packing the same.
He has received during the last 15 years, more 'Medals
than any other maker from the Franklin Institute; also
First Premium at Boston, and Premiums at New York and
Warerooms removed from 52 S. Fourth, to
No. 180 ARCH Street, below Eighth, south side, Philad'a
March 11, 1857-3 m.
CONSTABLE.—We are requested to
announce SAMUEL S. SMITH as an independent
candidate for Borough Constable at the approaching elec
tion. Huntingdon, March 11, 1857.
► a iUSCARORA FEMALE SEMEN-A
RY, at Academia, Juniata county, Pa.
The advantages and attractions of this Institution are
such as pertain tea thorough and comprehensive system
of education, combining artistic, literary, scientific, hygi
enic and moral culture—and a location in a very healthful
region, away from towns and villages and in the midst of
charming scenery. Expenses, $l2O per annum; including
music, $l5O. The summer session will commence Nay sth.
E. lILNDS, Principal.
March 11, 1857.4 t.
THIS WAY. New Goods Arrived at
MOSES STROUS' CHEAP STORE.
Every body and all their relations are informed that
Moses Strous has opened a new stock of goods for Spring.
His assortment is extensive, and of the latest styles of
Dress Goods. Also, -
EVERY VARIETY OF GOODS
usually found in the best stores, and at low prices.
READY-MADE CLOTHING, of the best, for men Mad
boys, cheap as the cheapest. - ,
11 ,- P_All who want bargains should call and examine las
Goods. Don't forget to call at STROUS' Store.
Huntingdon, March 11, 38.57.
STATE OF WM. LOG-AN, dec'd.—
Letters of Administration on the Estate of WILLIAM
UUAN, late of Shirley township, Huntingdon county,
dec'd, having been granted to the undersigned, he hereby
notifies all persons indebted to said Estate to make imme
diate payment, and those having claims against the same
to present them duly authenticated for settlement.
D. J. LOGAN.
March 11, 1857.
1 4 1RONT STREET WIRE MANU
FACTORY. WATSON, COX & CO., Sieve, Riddle,
Screen le Wire Cloth Manufacturers, .Yo. 46 North Front
Street, Corner of Coombs Alley, between Market and Mul
berry (Arch) Streets, Philadelphia,
Manufacture of superior quality, Brass and Iron Wire
Sieves of all kinds : Brass and Copper Wire Cloth for Paper
"%Takers, &c. Cylinders and Dandy Rolls covered in the
Heavy Twilled Wire for Spark Catchers, Sieves for Brass
and Iron Founders, Screen Wire, Window Wire, Safes,
Traps, Dish Covers, Coal and Sand Screens, S:c. Fancy
Wire Work of every description.
March 11, 1857-3ni.
p ----- ERUVIAN GUANO.— Experience
has taught the Farmer that the ONLY RELIABLE
I , ertilizer is the PERUVIAN GOVERNMENT GUANO.—
The subscriber, Solo Agent in Philadelphia fur the sale of
it, has now on hand a large stock of
PURE PERUVIAN GUANO,
Which ho will sell at the lowest Cash price, in lots to suit
either dealers or farmers. S. J. CHRISTIAN,
Sole Agent for Philadelphia,
No. 4S North Wharves, and 97 North Water St;
March 11, 185743 m. _ . .
tiRPHANS' COURT SALE OF VAL
UABLE REAL ESTATE, STEAM TANNERY, COAL
LAND, FARM, &c.
By virtue of an Order of the Orphans' Court of Hunting
don county, the undersigned will expose to Public Sale on
the premises, on TUESDAY the 31st day of MARCH,
next, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon—
All the one undivided half part of that parcel and lot of
ground situate in Tod township, Huntingdon county, con
taining about 3 acres, having a large Steam Tannery build
ings and fixtures thereon erected, including a dye horse
power Steam Engine, vats with running liquor,
er and fulling stock, &c., with a two-story house, h L 4
new frame house in progress of construction, a plen
tiful supply of water, conveyed by pipes, &e., with all con
veniences for doing a good tanning business. A plentiful
supply of bark can be had in,the immediate neighborhood.
Also, all that certain parcel and tract of Coal Land, in
the Broad Top Coal Region, in Tod township, adjoining
land of John McCanles & Co., containing one hundred and
four acres, more or less.
Terms—Onel third of the purchase money to be paid on
confirmation of sale, and the balance in two equal annual
payments with interest from confirmation, to be secured
by the bonds and mortgage of purchaser.
MICHAEL J. MARTIN,
Administrators of Joseph . Martin, dec'd:
At the times and places mentioned abole, I, being the
owner of the other undivided half of the property above
mentioned, will expose to sale upon same terms, all my in.
terest in said real estate. MICHAEL J. MARTIIC:
40',"Any information will be given by Messrs. Wilson 4.:
Petriken, Attorneys at Law, Huntingdon, or by Michael J.
Martin, Eagle Foundry I'. 0., Huntingdon county.
March 4, 1857.
NEW DRY GOODS FOR SPRING
SILK ROBES, Flounced,
BLACK SILKS, extra gloss,
SPRING DRESS GOODS,
NEW SPRING SHAWLS,
BRITISH & FRENCH CHINTZES,
LAWN & LAWN ROBES,
SHAWLS, of the newest Fashions,
Staple Linen Goods, Blankets, Quilts, Damask Table Cloths,
Gentlemen's Wear and full stock of Goods for Boys' Cloth
Bargains, daily received from Now York and Philadelphia
Wholesale buyers are invited to giiv us an earl) , call.
4th and Arai streets, Philadelphia.
...11 - Ternis Nett Ca."ll, and prices low:
March 4,1857-3 m: . - .
QAMTIEL M. MECUTCHEN, MILL
WRIGHT AND BURR MILL STONE MANUFACTU
RER. Solo Proprietor of Jonxsox's highly approved and
much improved SMUT AND SCREENING MACHINE:
Improved IRON CONCAVE BRAN DUSTER, THE PRE
MIUM MA,CIIIN.E.FOR MILLERS.
.Rea-idence: NO. 64 QUEEN Street, (18th Ward,) address
Kensington Post Office.
Shop: HAYDOCK Street, below Front, Philadelphia.
Cocalico Mill Stones,Mill Irons, Smutt Machines. Patent
Mill Bush, Portabe Mills, Stretched Belting, Cement
and Screen Wire,
SQUARE MESHED BOLTING CLOTHS.
Philadelphia, Feb. 25, 1857.
ADMINISTRATORS' N O T I C E.—
Letters of .Administration have been granted to me
upon the Estate of &Vaud Thompson, late of Shirley twp.,
deed. All persons indebted are requested to make „pay
ment and those having claims to present them to me.
JAatEs MURPHY, •
Petersburg, Fel/. 20;2857.* ,Administratok
H c , BUSHELS CLOYERSEED just
IL/received and for ask+ by J. &.*. SAXTON.
untingdon, February 11, 1857.
4 ; 1023 : •
1.6 reata; -
G. 4 .4 41k,, • •
HUNTINGDON & BROAD TOP
RAIL ROAD. SUMMER ARRANGEMENT!
On and after Monday, March 2,18,51; tivo Passenger Trains
a day, each way—,Sundays exceped—will run as follows:
Rough Si Ready.
it. Sr. P. 74.
Huntingdon.Leave 4.00 Arrive 7 50
M'Connelistom 4.15 " 7 35
PPleasant Grove ,C 4 25 " 7.25
frlarklesloarg a 4 35 4, 715
Coffee Bun a 4.45 7 05
Rough J:. Re.tid,Y: " '. 455 a • 055
Fishers' Samara " • 5.05 a 645
Saxton - - 4€ 5.20 ' ".... *** ..... .. .6.30
Riddelaihrg " 530 4, • . - .6 . 00
Hopewell Arrive 5.40 I cave 6:10
-Passengers for BROAD TOP CITY, HOPEWELL, and
BEDFORD SPRINGS, arriving from East by Pennsylvania
Bail Road Express Train at 7.32 A. M., breakfast at Hun
tingdon. Passengers from East by Mail Train, arrive at
5.15 P. M., and stay all night at Huntingdon. ,
Passengers from West arrive by Express Train in the
morning and breakfast at Huntingdon. Passengers trona
West, 6y Mail Train, arrive at 3.31 P. M., and leave. at 4
P. M., for Hopewell and Bedford. Trains connect at Hope
well with Four Horse Mail Coaches, over good Plank and
Turnpike Roads to Bedford Springs.
Visitors to Broad Top City, by taking the morning Train,
am spend half a day on the mountain, (where goocUccom
modations are to be had,) and return to HuntingdotThame
Fifty pounds Odggitge affoireci each Passenger. For fur
ther information inquire at the office of the Company at
Huntingdon. THOMAS T. WIERI%L&N, Supt.
Huntingdon, Feb. 25, 1857.
lATELL TIMBERED WOODLAND
AT PUBLIC SALE—ORPHANS' COURT siir.
—By virtue of an order of the Orphans' Court of Hunting , .
don county, I will expose to Public Sale, on FRIDAY the
20th day of MARCH, 1557, at the public house
of Mrs. Huey, in Alexandria, at one o'clock, :7 0 4-1 5 4
P. M., A TRACT OF WOODLAND, situate on 7,& 7 6 4 .
the South-East side of Tussey's Mountain, in
Porter township, Huntingdon county, con
tabling about,29o ACRES. It is well timbered and will be
very desirable for timber for farmers without much timber
It will be laid off in lots of convenient size to suit pur
chasers, a plot of which will be exhibited on day of sale.
TERMS.—One half of purchase money on confirmation
of sale ; balance in one year with iutereet, to be secured by
bond and mortgage. ROBERT A. LAIRD,
Acting Executor of Wm. Laird, deed.
February 25, 1857.
TAMES BROWNS' GRAN_ At A T
ty CAL WORKS.—THE FIRST BOOK of the Rational
System of English Grammar. 2.5 cts.
THE SECOND BOOK of the Rational system of English
Grammer, designed to teach the process of Analysing the
English Language with sound judgment; and the urt of
using it with grammatical propriety. 81 Ott.
These works are now used in the Public Schools in the
First St hool District in Pennsylvania.
TILE THIRD BOOK of the Rational System of English
Grammar, designed to enable the learner to become most
thoroughly acquainted with the nature and use of the
PREPOSITIONS, and may be read by him either in or out el
school. 50 cts.
BROWNS' GRAMMATICAL READER. This Book sets
aside the old Grammars, exposes their defects, demonstrates
the little use of attending to them, and presents to tho
Teacher the unerring and the only way to the Griumnar of
the English Language. 873,4 ets.
For sale by Peter Griffee, 118 Arch Street, Philadelphia.
Feb. 18, 1857.
TOSEPH FUSSELL, Umbrella a nid.
PARASOL MANUFACTURER, No. 2 North'
Fourth Street. N.W. Corner of Market, Philadelphia,
Ilas now on hand an extensive assortment of the
newest and most desirable kinds, 'including many 'NEW
STYLES not heretofore to be had in this market. An ex
amination of our stock is solicited before purchasing eNe
March 4, 1557-3rn.
WANTED.—A partner in the Tavern
business, in the. centre of the Broad Top Coat
mines, at a stand now doing a good business. Any one
who wishes to go into that line of business, will find it an;
excellput chance rarely to be met with. Adt , ress by lettex
to B. at this office, when every information required shall
be given. February 25, 1557.
AC.A.RD.—To Teachers and all whom it
may Concern: The undersigned are malting prep
arations to open a Normal School in Huntingdon County;
and we design making it a permanent Institution. The
Instructors will ho persons who have been educated in
Normal schools, and who are known to be eminent in their
profesSion—in the didactic art. Our advertisement will
appear as soon as our correspondence with the Faculty can
be completed. We desire to open . the school in April.
F. 11. LANE.
Huntingdon, Feb. 11,1557
HOUSE FOR SALE.—The - E git
subscriber will sell the HOUSE and THREE' - -
Luis OF GROUND he now occupies in the North East cor
ner of the borough of Huntingdon. The house is a two
story frame, nearly new. For further information enquire'
of A. J. WHITE.
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OUT IT.—TESTIMONY OF SIXTEEN THOUSAND
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MAPS—TOO ENCHIANINGS.—A lUSTOItY OF ALL NA
From' peilod to the present time, the history
: every nation, ancient and modern, being separately
given': By S. G. GOODRICH, author of several works of His
tory, 'Peter Parley's Tales,' &c.
It is bidieled that the aboe'e work will be very accepta
ble to the American public. It is the result of years of
toil and labor, assisted hi his researches by several scholars
of known ability, and has been got up at a great expense
by the proprietors. No pains have been spared in the ex
ecution of the Illustrations and Maps, uhich are prepared
expressly for this work. Indeed, all the other historical
writing of Mr. Goodrich, sink into insignificance, when
compared to this, the result of his riper and maturer years.
It is admitted that one handred dollars could not purchase
the same matter in any other shape, and the publishers
Confidently expect, in consideration of the great literary
value of the work, the large sum expended in preparing
it for the press. and the exceedingly moderate price ut
which it is offered, that it Will be favorably received by
every lover of good books. Many of our lint scholars, di
vines and gentlemen, who have examined the work, have
given it their unqualified approbation and commendation,
which it richly deserhs:
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Many of our Agents having been told when soliciting
Subscribers, that this work would soon be sold in Book
stores, and at a reduced price, we hereby give notice, as
Sole Publishers of it, it will not be sold in Bookstores at
any price, and will be offered by our Canvassing Agents
only, isht; have the sole right of sale in theirrespectivo
districts, except that where we have not appointed an
agent, WE will send copies by mail, postage pre-paid, to
any part of the 'United States, upon receipt of the retail
N. B.—The one volume copies, weighing over four pounds,
cannot be sent through the mail, but the two volume copies
cirn be mailed as two books.
Miller, Orton d Mulligan, Publishers, No. 25, Park Row,
N. Y. For sale by GEO. BERGSTRESSEII,
Mum CREEIS, Hglit. CO., Pa.
.1 . • Also, Agent for Di. lEdne's works.
Fob; 11, 1857.
IARIII FOR RENT, in West Township;
about 3 miles from Petersburg. The farm is large,
and the land good. To a good tenant a good berth is offer-'
ed. Enquire of 24. CRESSWELL.
Alexandria, February 4, 1557.
NOTICE. --All persons indebted to S.
W. Foster, by note or book account, will Phase .
call soon and settle the same, and save time and costs.
Manor Hill, Feb. 4, 1857.
dersigned will attend to drawing Wills, Deeds, Mort
gages. Articles of Agreement, Lenses, Letters of Attorney,
Bonds, &o. no will also arrange and state Administrator
A.ccounts and attend to the passing of them Inforetheßegz
ister. All will be done in logal form, in•good style, and at
moderate charges. JACOB MILLER;
Huntingdon, Januar- "
A 1 Li sp iS ec i t f uli —;
announces :lNlS . to herA Il
erons patrons re
newts that she will continue, as heretofore, to give lessons
on the Piano, Melodeon and Guitar, at her residence in the
old Presbyterian Church, or at the residence of pupils in
She is in monthly receipt of all the new music published
at the first musical houses in the country. and will furnish
pupils and others with any piece required. -
She *ill also teach the Gettazus and French languages.
Numerous references" given. .
Huntingdon, Febrnary 4, 1857.
F RESH OLIVE 011 f
Par attle at PieMANIGILL'B,
Leave p. m. 12.15