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the government referred to in our first point.
Its legality is claimed, we believe, on the
ground that the people have an independent
and absolute right to do just what they
please, and that, of course, the Federal au
thorities have no rights at all. This right
thus absolutely asserted, it strikes us, carries
with it something more than a sanction of
the Topeka Constitution; it makes Kansas
an independent nationality, like Mexico, and
draws to itself all the property in the Terri
tory. Of course, the assertion of such a
right is an effort at revolution—a barren ef
fort, to be sure, because the government,
established under the Topeka Constitution,
has. never gone beyond a mere . newspaper
existence, and its executive is a wandering
mountebank, who travels about the country
loaded with titles but wholly bereft of the
keast: ; atithority. The movement so far has
been sheer humbug. There is not a sane
Maitin Kansas, and not an honest man in
the whole Union, who attaches the least
weight' to the movement or concedes to the
Topeka Governor and Legislature the sm4l/ -
est amount of authority. Indeed, those mock
functionaries, though a 4 1 11 4
been regarded as almo; arias .actors, in
the fact that nobody has given th sufficient
credit to enable them actually to perform
overt acts of treason. Perhaps it would be
more accurate to justify their conduct under
the general doctrines of liberty of speech;
for th6y have done little else than speak, and
that very absurdly and foolishly.
3." Granting the regularity of the Topeka
movement in the organization of a State
Government—a concession that can hardly
be Made even for the sake of the argument
—that proceeding at best, and this all must
plainly see, was a mere snap judgment, which
is unworthy of the least notice or credit.
The idea of a thousand men forming a State
Constitution for ten times their number, at
this very day, and attempting to force their
labors upon the people, is worthy only of
such abolition presumption and self-constitu
ted wisdom and morality as we are taught to
reprobate and hate as the very bane of our
society. Even if the Topeka proceedings
could be regarded as regular, they ought to
be set aside as premature, and utterly unjust
to the people of Kansas at the present time.
These points present the case, and leave
us to consider what ought now to be done.—
Meanwhile, there is a regular Territorial
Government in Kansas---a Governor, Legis
lature, Judges, Secretary, Land and Indian
systems. Emigration is rapidly filling the
young State with bona fide inhabitants and
citizens. The time approaches when, in obe
dience to settled principles, a State is to be
organized and admitted into the Union._
The constituted authorities there have pro
vided means for taking the Census, and for
electing Delegates to a Convention, with a
view of adopting a State Constitution. The.
aforesaid corporal's guard, composed it may
be of the whole Topeka people, re-inforced
by others of kindred sympathies, still urge
that their snap-judgment has concluded the
people, and that all are bound by the pro
ceedings of the irresponsible town meetings
which you sanction to the Topeka Constitu
tion. The New York Tribune is foremost in
urging that sham concern as the organic law
of the people of Kansas, and it devotes about
half its space to the enforcement of this idea.
It advises the Free State men, which means
all the Abolition emissaries, to with-hold
their votes at the coming June electi and
to fall back upon the Topeka humbug, as
the Malakoff of Abolition strength in and
out of Kansas.
We remember nothing in American poli
tics more absurdly ridiculous, or more abso
lutely unjust than this proceeding. A paper
which professes friendship for the people,
and sets up an almost arrogant claim to be
their peculiar organ and defender, is thus
engaged in the work of disfranchising nine
tentheof the bona fide residents of Kansas,
and under the captious plea that on a former
occasion the tenth of their predecessors took
the work of establishing their government
into their own hands. Did folly ever go far
ther? Did presumption and injustice ever
before so seek to enforce its own impotent
behests upon any portion of the American
The practical point in this whole matter is
simply here: The people of Kansas, con
sulting equally their own rights and their
own interests, now that they have the neces
sary members, will form for themselves a
State Constitution. They are required to do
so by every. consideration of patriotism; and
such consideration points to the necessity of
administering to the Abolitionists a rebuke
such as will hereafter satisfy them that they
cannot be used as stool pigeons for such
gamesters as Mr. GEEELEY and Mr. WEED.
—Daily Pennsylvanian.
The Original Dred Scott.
The distinguished colored individual who
has made such a noise in the world in con
nexion with the celebrated case of Scott vs
Sanford, and who has become so tangled up
with the Missouri Compromise and other
great subjects—Dred Scott is a resident, not
a citizen of St. Louis. He is well known to
►navy of our citizens, and may frequently be
seen passing along Third street. He is an
old inhabitant, having come to this city thir
ty years ago.
Dred Scott was born in Virginia, where he
belonged to Capt. Peter Blow, the father of
Henry T. Blow and Taylor Blow, of this
"city. He was brought by his master to St.
Louis about thirty years ago, and, in the
course of time, became the property of Dr.
Emerson, a surgeon in the army, whom he
accompanied on that trip to Rock Island and
Fort,. Snelling on the ground of which he
based .his claim to freedom. The wife of
Dr. -.Emerson was formerly Miss Sanford,
.and is now Mrs. Chaffee, wife of Hon. Mr.
Chaffee, of Mass. Bred has been married
twice, his first wife, by whom he had no
children, having been sold from him, He
has had four children by his present wife,
two boys, both dead, and two girls, both liv
ing. Bred was at Corpus Christi, at the
breaking out of the Mexican war, as the ser
vant of Captain Bainbridge, whom he speaks
of as a good man.
On his return from Mexico, he applied to
his mistress; Mrs. Emerson, then living near
St. Louis, for the purchase of himself and
family, offering to pay part of the money
down, and give an eminent citizen, of St.
Louis, an officer of the army, as security, for
the payment of the remainder. His mistress
refused his proposition, and Dred, being in
formed that he was entitled to his freedom
according to the laws regulating the North
west territory, forthwith brought suit for it.
_ The suit was commenced about ten years
ago, and has cost Dred $5OO in cash, besides
labor to nearly equal amount. It has given
him "a heap o'trouble," he says, and if he
had known that . "it was gwine to last so
long," he would not - have brought it. The
suit was defended by Mr. John Sanford, "as
executor of Dr. Emerson's will.
Dred does not appear at all discouraged by
the issue of the celebrated case, although, it
dooms him to slavery. lie talks about the
affair with the ease of a veteran litigant,
though not exactly in technical language,
and is hugely tickled at the idea of finding
himself a personage of such importance.—
He does not take on airs, however, but
laughs heartily when talking of "de fuss dey
made dar in Washington 'bout de ole nig
He is about fifty-five years old, we should
think, though he does not know his own age.
He is of unmixed African blood, and as
black as a piece of charcoal. For two or
three years he has been running at large, no
one exercising ownership over him, or putting
any restraint on his movements. If he were
disposed to makeilie attempt he could gain
his freedom at a much less cost than even
one-tenth of the expenses of the famous suit.
His daughters, Eliza and Lizza, less con'sei
Aintious about the matter, took advantage of
he absence of restraint on their movements
a year or two since to disappear, and their
whereabouts remains a mystery.
Dred, though illiterate, is not ignorant.—
He has travelled considerably, and has im
proved his stock of strong common sense by
much information picked up in his journey
ings. He is anxious to know who owns him,
ignorantbeing whether he is the property of
Mrs. Chaffee or Mr. Sanford, though we pre
sume there is no doubt that the former is his
real legal owner. He seems tired of running
about with no one to look after him, while at
the same time he is a slave. He says grin
ningly that he could make thousands of dol
lars, if allowed, by travelling over the coun
try telling who he is.—St. Louis Paper.
Seventy Persons Killed or taken Prison-
The Minnesota papers bring us the partic
ulars of the recent massacre at Spirit Lake
and other places in Minnesota, of which ac
counts have been received by telegraph;
Troops left Fort Dodge on the 24th of March,
and after a march of six days, arrived at a
place called the "Colony," settled by Irish
emigrants. There they found that the place
had attacked by a band of Sioux, and
seven persons were killed, three wounded,
and four women carried off captives. Among
the killed was William Wood, Geo. M. Wood,
Mr. Church and Josiah Stewart. The attack
was without provocation, and unexpected by
the settlers. William Wood was an old resi
dent of Mankato, and a trader at Springfield.
They then proceeded to the house of Mr.
Thomas. Several families had here collected
together, and there were some eight or nine
rifles in the house. Unipashota, an old Indi
an chief, well known in this neighborhood,
ran I ast the house shouting to the inmates,
several of whom unfortunately ventured to
the door to see what was the matter, when
about twenty Indians, posted behind a hay
stack, about five rods istant, fired upon them,
killing a son of Mr. Thomas, aged ten years.
Mr. Thomas was wounded in the arm, ren
dering amputation necessary ; David Carver
was shot through the arm, the ball lode' ng
in his.side ; the wound is not cons Bred Taii- .
gerous; and Miss Drusella Swiver received a
ball in her shoulder, the bail passing out upon
the opposite side.
The troops found about twenty-five men,
women and children, upon the prairie, some
of whom had been wounded by the Indians.
They were without provisions, scantily cloth
ed, and exhausted by fatigue.
At the commencement of the fight, Mr.
Wood went out to the bank of the river to the
Indians, and as he turned about to go home
he was shot dead, and immediately set on fire,
his toly, when found, being awfully burned.
They next called at the house of Josiah Stew
art, and shot him in the head. His wife beg
ged for her life, to which they replied, "nepo
law,"• (kill squaw,) and shot her also in the
head. Her two little girls were killed with
war clubs. John Stewart, a little boy, eight
years old, hid himself behind a log, and es
caped. Major Williams has taken him home,
and will bring him up. He has now a good
The doors were instantly shut and barrica
ded. Some of the inmates engaged them
selves in moulding balls—others in loading
the rifles, while John Bradshaw and a man
named 11Iarkam fired upon the Indians with
out. Their chief and a number of others
were killed—the exact number is not known.
It was reported by an Indian to a man named
Shigley, that nine were killed and five woun
ded. Towards night the Indians withdrew,
carrying their dead and wounded with them.
No white person was killed after the first fire.
One Indian was shot by Mrs. Church, who
loaded guns for the men in oue of the houses.
The men sent to Spirit Lake have returned.
They have buried twenty-nine bodies ; two
were found burned, besides, it is not known,
of course, whose skeletons they were. They
first visited the house of Mr. Thatcher, and
found two bodies—those of A. Noble and Mr.
Ryan. They thcn visited the residence of
Jonathan House; here nine bodies were found,
dreadfully mangled—men, women and chil
dren, all indiscriminately murdered. The
body of Jonathan House is reported missing.
The next house was Granger's, near the
Lake. Here, probably, a sharp conflict en
sued. A man named Snyder was found
dreadfully mangled with a, broad axe. The
Grangers have one missing, probably both
killed. The body of a man was found upon
the Lake near the house, so mangled that it
was impossible to recognize him. Signs in
dicative of a fight were seen about this house.
They next went to Mattock's house, where
eleven were found. This house had been
burnt. The men and women shot, and chil
dren tomaliawked—were some twelve persons
—one missing.
The Indians have taken four women pris
oners. It is supposed that about seventy per
sons have been killed and taken prisoners.
On the 16th, the citizens of Mankato, learn
ing of the outrages committed by the Indi
ans on the Watowan, mustered nearly fifty
men, and started for that point. On Sunday
morning they discovered new traces of the
Indians, near the residence of Mr. Slocum.
As they approached, and the Indians show
ing n disposition to fight, the Mankato men
fired upon them, killing some, but the num
ber is not known. The Indians retreated be
hind the trees. Another conflict occurred—
five Indians killed.
The Indians then retired to a block house,
and on one of them making his appearance,
he was shot by a Mr. Johnson. Just as the
boat was leaving St. Peter's, a messenger ar
rived, bringing intelligence of a battle on the
Watowan, about thirty miles above Mankato,
between the volunteers under the command
of Gen. Dodd and the Indians, in which the
latter lost twelve—whites none.
DU re MILO alb All Dir frill 41
MR. EmTon: I will encroach upon your
time for the last, by giving my humble opin
ion on the Duties of Parents to their - Child-
It is at times, I admit, necessary to censure
and to punish children, and it is equally ne
cessary to encourage them when they do
right. Be ever more careful to express your
approbation of good conduct than disapproba
tion of bad. Nothing can more discourage a
child than a spirit of incessant fault-finding
on the part of its parents. And hardly any
thing can exert a more injurious influence
upon the disposition both of the parent and
of the child. " There are two great motives
influencing human actions—hope and fear."
But who would not prefer to have their child
influenced to good. conduct by the desire of
pleasing rather than by fear of offending.—
If a mother or a father never express their
gratification when a child does well, and are
continually censuring them when they do
amiss, it renders that child very unhappy.—
They feel there is no time to please. Their
disposition becomes hardened and soured by
this ceaseless fretting. At last finding that
whether they do well or ill they are equally
found fault with, they relinquish all efforts to
please, and become heedless of reproaches.—
But let a mother approve of a child's conduct
whenever she can. Let her show that his
behaviour makes her sincerely happy. Let
her reward him for his efforts to please by
smiles and affections. In this way she will
cherish in her child's heart some of the no
blest and most desirable feelings of our na
ture. She will cultivate in him an amiable
disposition under a cheerful spirit. Your
child has been during the day very pleasant
and obedient. Just before putting him asleep
for the night let a mother take his hand and
say, "My son, you have been a very good.
boy to-day. It makes me very happy to see
you so kind and obedient." This approba
tion from his mother is to him a great reward.
And. when, with a more than ordinarily affec
tionate tone you say, "Good night, my dear
son," that child will leave the room with his
heart full of feeling. And when he closes
his eyes for sleep, he is happy, and resolves
that he will always try to do his duty.
April 24, 3357.
MR. EmToa :—The extensive buildings,
known as the University of Northern Penn's,
located in this village, were destroyed by fire,
on Saturday evening, April 18th. About 10
o'clock, people on the opposite side of the
street, observed a small,blaze of fire issuing
from the roof near the cupola, and immedi
ately gave the alarm. All the students, at
the time had retired, excepting three or four,
who were pi eparing their lessons for Monday,
assisted by the Principal Prof. J. T. Stoddard.
Prof. Stoddard, who was the first to reach the
upper school room (which had been, that
evening, as usual, occupied by the ladies as
a study room) discovered that the under part
of the roof of the centre building, and the
book case, were on fire. Finding that it was
impossible to extinguish the flames, he has
tened to arouse the students from their slum
bers, and to assist in rescuing them, with
their property from the raging element.—
They, on being aroused from their repose,
manifested a self-possession seldom witnessed
under such fearful circumstances ; and put
forth every possible effort to save their own
and others' property. Through the united
efforts of the teachers, citizens, and students,
nearly all of the goods belonging to the pu
pils, and the greater part of the furniture of
the buildings were saved.
The University was owned by the Princi
pal, and was valued at $6OOO or $7OOO. It
cost much more. The insurance on them
was $3OOO. Prof. Stoddard lost three or four
hundred volumes of his private library, and
some valuable MSS. on which there was no
insurance. In his anxiety to see that every
student was safely out of the buildings he
visited every room ; and thus neglected his
own property ; hence his greater loss.
The origin of the fire is not definitely known ;
but is supposed to have taken in some way
from the chimney.
The prospects of the Institution at the
opening of this, its first term since it was
owned by Prof. Stoddard, were very flatter
ing, and all the inhabitants were delighted
that the school had again opened under the
supervision of its former Principal, feeling
confident that its thoroughness and efficiency
would again rival the best Institutions of a
similar character in the State.
As an expression of the confidence reposed
in him as a man, a schOlar and a teacher of
great ability, the citizens welcomed him again
to their midst, on the 13th day of April, by
b oivino , him a " Public Dinner" which was
presided over by the Hon. N. B. Eldred. ; but
their 'well" grounded hopes for the brilliant
success of their long cherished Institution
disappeared as the flames enveloped the Uni
versity buildings. The people of the county
are extremely anxious that the Institution
should be rebuilt, and offer to render material
aid to' the Principal in its re-erection. We
have reason to believe that still larger build
ings made of brick, 'will soon be in process of
We are for the present comfortably accom
modated. in the Baptist church, which was
kindly offered for our use. The interest man.-
ifested by the citizens of Bethany in the suc
cess of the school from its commencement ;
and the sympathy exhibited on account of the
severe loss of our Principal, are proofs of the
high esteem in which he is held by the com
munity, and the kindness manifested toward,
and hospitality extended to the students, by
all the inhabitants, assures us that we shall
still have a pleasant and profitable term.
FRIEND LEIVIS:-I have been thinking for
some time of writing you a letter, as I see
you frequently publish correspondence from
different places ; but I have as often put it off
till " a more convenient season," or until I
would have something important to write
about. However, I have concluded to " try
it on" to night. And first, the weather has
been very unfavorable, so far, for spring work.
By some mishap, the pile of weather for this
particular region got mixed, and in serving it
out, we got three or four weeks of April wea
ther in February, and as January had been
intensely cold, the ground was frozen some
three feet deep. The aforesaid April weather
thawed it on top six or eight inches, and as it
rained several fine showers, the surface of the
earth became one vast sea of mud. March
was stormy and rough, as usual, and now in
April we are getting good February weather.
It has frozen every night this month—some
days the mercury stood at 16° with.a strong
north wester. Last night it snowed. some
three or four inches. The farmers are lying
on their oars waiting for a chance to sow
their spring wheat, a job usually accomplished
in March. The winter wheat is nearly all
killed in these parts. We have no excite
ment here since the November election gave
the Freedom Shriekers their quietus. Some of
the Huntingdon county folks had a visit from
a fellow claiming to be Doctor Andrew Hen
derson, son of old Doctor llenderson, of Hun
tingdon, Pa., and son-in-law of Dr. Shoenber
ger, of Pittsburg. As he represented him
self so well connected, and had plenty of
money at command, which he wished to loan
at interest, he was looked on as rather a per
sonage for a short time, especially by those
who were anxious to borrow money. But as
his funds were all in Bank in St. Louis and
other places, no money changed hands, except
a few dollars which he borrowed from some
of those who he was to accommodate when
he made a draw on the Bank, to settle some
small accounts, and get liquor, an article he
seemed very fond of. He purchased a new
suit of clothes at a store in the neighborhood,
giving M. T. Postlethwait as security for a
few days. He was staying with Mr. P. at
the time, who became suspicious of his iden
tity, and on questioning him in regard to
" Old times" finally became convinced in his
own mind he was one Allen Shearer, a tailor,
formerly of Huntingdon. At night Mr. P.
gathered the new suit of clothes and put them
away and placed the old ones in their place,
and in the morning taxed the gentleman with
the imposture. For awhile he denied, but at
last admitted the fact, and traveled for other
parts. His object was likely to get the loan
of a horse, or some money, or both, on the
strength of his wealth and then slope,' but
he failed. The Huntingdon county folks in
these parts are all
_flourishing. Land is get
ting much higher in price here than it was a
few years ago. Though it is to be hoped that
speculators will not put it much higher. As
it is, some are selling their land and putting
the money out at interest, thinking they can
make more out of the money than they can
by the raise of the land. Money is in de
mand here at high rates, some giving as much
as 15 to 20 per cent., though ten is the legal
rate. P.
KANSAS E3IIGRATION.-A letter from Law
rence, Kansas Territory, dated April 15,
published in the Boston Traveller, says :
The emigration for the month cannot hare
averaged less than one thousand per day.—
Some days, we know, it has emceeded that
number. The daily arrivals at the public
houses in Lawrence have for that time been
at least one hundred. At the lowest esti
mate nine-tenths of these are from non-slave
holding States, and a large part of the other
tenth are emigrating to bet rid of the peculi
ar curse.
As many more have passed through our
city each day, who may he considered the
cavalry division and baggage train cf the
great Westward march; whole families with
their household goods, provisions, farming
tools and stock, who come prepared to plant
themselves at once in a new home and have
a share in the next harvest—bringing, in
fact, their home for a time with them in the
shape of a large covered wagon. These are
our most valuable accessions, or rather to be
be relied on with most security as such.
From all parts of the Territory we hear that
the roads are lined with these trains.
Plain and Fancy Printing.
Job work of all kinds—such as Handbills, Circulars
Business, Visiting, and Show Cards, Tickets, Bill IleadF,
Deeds, Mortgages, and all kinds of blanks, &c., &c., &c.
neatly printed at the "Gum" Job Office, Huntingdon. Pa.
Ray-Specimens of "Gaonn" printing can be seen at the
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. ParrTruax respectfuly informs tho public that he
is now perpared to take Daugucrroetypes and Ambrotypes
on glass, put up with double or single glass.
Rooms at the Station house, liuntingdon Pa.
For Clothing,
Wholesale or retail, call at If. Rot is Clothing Store,
opposite Couts' Hotel, Huntingdon, Pa., where . the very
best assortment of goods for men and boys' wear may bo
found at low prices.
Express Notice.
been removed to the 11. & B. T. R. R. Office.
iluntingdon, Jau. 7,1657. Agent.
WArtn.EN Corryry, hintois,}
April 17, 1857.
vid Wilmot has addressed a, note to Gen.
Packer, the Democratic candidate; request
ing him to name a convenient place to be
gin the canvass of the State. Should Gen.
Packer decline, it is the intention of Judge
Wilmot to commence the canvass alone,
some time in May."
We clip the above delicate attempt at
bravado from the Pennsylvania Inquirer of
yesterday. The whole story is simply a fab
rication. We are authorized to say that
Gen. Packer has received no such commu
nication from Mr. Wilmot. On our part, (if
we are able to judge the man) we are of
the opinion that if Mr Wilmot ever chal
lenges anybody, it will be the Past act of
his political life, for nothing but despair
would nerve him to so desperate and fatal
a combat. —Pennsylvanian.
On the 30th ult., at the residence of Mr. C. Heffner, by
Rev. D. Shoaff, Mr. DAVID ti. Comm: of Juniata township,
and Miss ItACH.4EL 3lcConn of MeVoytown, Mifflin county.
On the 30th ult., by the Rev. A: B. Still, Mr. WILLIAM B.
PURDY of Spruce Creek, and Miss CATHARINE WIUGHT of
Trough Creek, Huntingdon county.
In this borough, on Monday, 4th inst., Mrs. 3fAur Atla
ses, aged 70 years.
On the 10th ult., in Philadelphia, in the house of her
brother-in-law, Dr. John Harris, Mrs. llnsarerri A., wife
of H. N. McAllister, Esq., in the 40th year of her age.
In Cromwell township, on the 27th ult., Mrs. SOPHIA,
wife of Jacob Booher.
In Cromwell township, on the Ist inst., Major Semuri,
CALDWELL, aged about 60 years.
In Shirleysburg, on the Ist inst., Mrs. llnnsoN, wife of
Walter B. lludson, decd.
In Shirleysburg, on the Bth ult., Mr. JAMES CLARE : aged
70 years.
J. & W. SAXTON have just received from Philadelphia
a magnificent assortment of Goods, such as—
Queensware, Hats & Caps,
S - 0 - 1
Boots & Shoes, Carpet & Oil Cloth,
Wood & Willow Ware,
and in thct—EVEßYTHLNG—necessaiy to please the most
fastidious. Such as—
Prints, Tweeds, Summer Cottons, Cloths, Cassimeres, Trim
mings, Collars, and Undersleeves, Bonnets, and every va
riety of Hosiery, Gloves, Mitts, Cc., &c.
We are determined to sell as low, if not lower, than any
other house east of the Allegheny. Our motto shall be—
Give us a call and be satisfied of the fact, that this is the
house at which to purchase cheap goods.
We have on hand Salt, Fish and Plaster, Ham, Shoulder
and Flitch. Also, Glass, White Lead, Linseed Oil, Turpen
tine and other Paints.
Huntingdon, May 6, IS5i. J. S: W. SAXTON.
riIItUSTEI?,S SALE.By virtue of an
order of the Court of Common Pleas of Huntingdon
county, we will offer at public sale, on the premises, on
SATURDAY, the both day of MAY,1857, at 1 o'clock, p.m.,
the following real estate, held by us as Trustees of the
German Reformed church, and directed by the order of
said court to be sold, viz:
A Lot fronting on Moore street, in the bor
ough of Huntingdon, one hundred feet, and extending
Lack on Montgomery street, four hundred feet. This lot
will be subdivided into four lots, which will be offered sep
ALso—A Lot of Ground in said Borough,
on the north side of Mifflin street, being part of Lot No.
99, fronting on said street thirty4five feet, and extending
back thirty-one feet towards the line, having thereon the
present German Reformed church.
Terms of Salo: One half the purchase money upon
confirmation of sale, balance in one year with interest, se
cured by bond and mortgage or judgement.
By order of the Court : DAVID DUNN,
Huntingdon, May 6, 1857. Trustees.
OFFICE C. V. M. P. Co., May 1857.
NOTICE IS ILEREBY GIVEN, That an assessment of
five per cent. has this day been levied, by the Board of
Directors of this Company, on all premium notes belong
ing to said Company, in force on the 3rd day of January,
A. D. 1857, except those expiring before the 28th day of
February, A. D. 1857, (and not renewed) on which 3 per
cent. is levied, and all premium notes of original applica
tions taken between said dates, 3 per cent. is levied.
The members of this Company are hereby required to
pay the above proportion on their premium. notes to the
Treasurer of this Company, or a properly authorized agent
of the Board, within thirty days from this date.
By order of the Board.
May (I, 1557
dpiXECUTOR'S NOTlCE—Letters tes
tamentary on the estate of JOHN ARMITAGE, Esq.,
ec'd., late of the borough of Huntingdon, Huntingdon
county, having been granted to the undersigned, all per
sons indebted to said estate, are requested to make imme
diate payment, and those having claims will present them
duly authenticated for settlement to
JAMES GWIN, Executor,
Huntingdon, Huntingdon county, Pa.
May 6,1657—Gt.
first Battalion of 4th Brigade, 14th Division, P. M.,
composing the following Companies, viz: Scott Artillery,
Captain I. 11. Dell, Scott Infantry, Captain R. A. Stitt, are
ordered to meet in full uniform, at Mount Union, on Fri
day, 20th May, 1857, for Battalion training.
May G,1857-2t.
dec"il.Letters of Administration on the Estate of
O.EvRGE SLE'REDITH, late of Walker township, Hunting
don county, deed., having been granted to the undersign
ed, ho hereby notifies all persons indebted to said Estate
to make immediate payment, and those having claims
against the saSne to present them duly authenticated for
settlement. 1 ' JOHN McCAHAN,
April 8, 1857. - Administrator.
SEMINARY will commence its Summer Session of
five months, on Monday, May 4th.
The same extended course of instruction which has been
pursued by the present Principal, during the last two
years, is offered to young Ladies, who, while profited by
their studies, will no where find a more healthful or de
lightful location.
The building is spacious and convenient, and the means
of instruction in useful and ornamental branches, on a
liberal scale. Shirleysburg has daily communication by
Stage, with the Eastern and the Western Mail Train of the
Pennsylvania Railroad, and three times per week, with
the Southern part of the State.
TERMS: Pli Session.
For Board, Lights, Sze., with English Tuition, $62 50
Music, with use of Piano, (extra) 20 00_
French 10 00
Day English Tuitlbn $5 to 12 00
Apply to
J. B. KIDDER, Principa4i ,
Shirleysburg, Ilunting,don count,4Pa.
April 8,1557-6 t.
70:r- buy CLOTIHNG from me in HnntinKtin at
WHOLESALE as cheap as they can 'hi the
cities, as I have a wholesale store in Philadelphia.'
Huntingdon, April 8, 1857. H. BOHAN.
MENT JUST OPENED! and will bo sold 30 per cent.
'APER. than the cheapest]
Respectfully informs his customers, and the public gen
erally, that he has just opened at his store room in Mar
ket Square, opposite the Franklin House, Huntingdon, a
splendid new stock of Ready-made
Clothing for Spring and Summer,
which he will sell cheaper than the same quality of Goods
can be purchased at retail iu Philadelphia or any othor es
tablishment in the country.
Persons wishing to buy Clothing would do well to call
and examine his stock before purchasing elsewhere.
Huntingdon, April 8, 1857.
500_BUSHELS of Dried APPLES,
wanted in exchange for our goods.
Dec. 17, 1858. LOVE & MoDIVIT.
ALT—Ashton and Ground Alum—by
the Sack or Bushel, for sole by
ripEAs, TEAS—of excellent qualities,
I and the choapost in town, at LOVE & McDIVIT'S
of every description, for sale at Manufacturer's pri
ces, by
apr. 8. JAS. A. BROWNS CO.
to do houso work. Inquire at tbo Post Office,
Huntingdon, Pa.
April 23, 1557.
THlNG.—Everything in the
EvGrVelrline can be prc;curecl at the cheap store of
D. P. G W IN has just recei+ed from Philadelphia tlui
largest and most beatitiftii ,assortment of - •
ever brought to Huntingdon, Consisting of the most fash;
(unable dress goods for Ladies and Gehfietaen. Such as
Black and Fancy Silks, All-wool Delains, Cf atlio Delains,
Plain Braise, Figured Braise Robes, Brilliants, different
colors ; Brilliant Robes ' Lawn Robes. Dubals Chintz Calico,
Plain and Fancy Dress Ginghams, Thanamilla Cloth, Silk
Warp Levella Cloth for travelling &sues, Mohair Debar-se,
Lawns and Prints of every description.
Also,—a large lot of Dress Trimmings;
Fringes, Buttons,Bonnet Silks, Bonnet Crapes, all colors ;
Ribbons, Gloves, Veils, ees, Hosiery, Gum Belts,
Ribbons for Belting, Whalebone and Brass Hoops for
Skirts, Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs, Silk and Gingham
Cravats, Zepher, French Working Cotton, Linen and Cot- -
ton Hop, Tidy Yarn. Also,
The best assortment of Collars and Under-:
sleeves in town. Barred and plain Jaconets, 31n11 Muslin,.
Swiss, Plain, Figured and Dotted Crinoline, Moreen and
Grass Cloth for Skirts, Book Muslin, Irish Linen, Linen
Table Cloths, Napkins, Towels, Bc. Also,
A fine assortment of Spring Shawls, Silk
and Braise Mantillas, and a variety of Dress and Fancy
Goods too numerous to mention.
Also, Cloths, Cassimeres, Cassinets, Merino
Cassimer, Tweeds, Kentucky Jeans, Cotton Drills for pants,
Blue Demiin, Blue Drill, Plain and Fancy Linens, Mar
sallies and Silk Vesting. bluslins, bleached and unbleached;
Sheetinm ' and Pillow Case Muslin, Nankeens, Ticking,
Checks, Table diaper, he.
Bonnets of the latest styles, and at lower prices than can
be found in town.
Also, Moleskin, Fur, Wool and Summer
Trats of the latest styles, and Boots h . . Shoes, Hardware,
Queensware, Buckets. Tubs, Churns, Butter Bowls, Bask
ets, Brooms and Brushes,
Fish & Salt, and all goods usually kept in a country store.
tn,My old customers, and as many new ones as can
crowd in, are respectfully requested to come and examine
my goods.
All kinds of Country Produce taken in exchange for
goods at the highest market prices.
Huntingdon, April 20, 1857.
to inform their friends and the public generally that they
have the above foundry iu full blast, asset
,are prepared to furnish castings of every
description, stoves of all hinds and sizes
,'for wood or coal, improved plough shears
for all kinds of ploughs, thrashing ma=
chines, the best in the five counties. In short, everything
in the casting line; and having turning lathes we will
finish any work that requires turning. All of which we
will sell cheap for cash, lumber, and all kinds of country
produce. Old metal taken for castings. By a strict atten
tion to business, being practical workmen of long experi:
ence in the business, we hope to receive a liberal share of
public patronage. R. O. :MGM & CROSS:
Alexandria, April 29, 1857.
.1 1 ; 6 5j*,,,., %WIT— '
'1%4 1 11( cortuit
Letters of Administration have been granted tome on
the Estate of ELIZABETH ZIMMEEMAN, late of Tod
township, Huntingdon county, deed. All persons indebt-
ed are requested to make payment, and those having claims
to present them to me.
Tod twp., April 29, 15,37.
Proposals will be received by the County Commis
sioners at their office in the Borough of Huntingdon up to
2 o'clock p. in., on TUESDAY the 19th day of EIAY next,
for the purpose of repairing the County Bridge across the
Juniata river at the West end of Hunting-don.
Also, for repairing the Bridge at Drake's Ferry in said
county. Plans and specifications will be made known on
the day of letting. Persons wishing to propose are request
ed to examine the bridges.
By order of Commissioners. HENRY W. MILLER,
April 29, 1857.Clerk.'
_ _ _
VJAn intelligent farmer of Cumberhued county, NJ.,
sums up his experience thus as the product of one acre:-
49,36 S lbs cane; 1694 galls. juice; 332 galls. thick syrup;
1936 lbs. fodder; 90 bus. seed, 40 lbs to the bus. - A quan
tity sufficient for a trial will be mailed for 25 cents.
For sale by JOHN READ, Huntingdon, Pa.'
April 29, 1857-*3t.
SEMINARY.—Rev. A. S. lIANK, A. M., Principal,
Assisted by Competent Instructors.
This institution, remote from scenes of vice and dissipa
tion, is healthfully located among the mountains of Hun
tingdon county, Pa.
Cassville is 15 miles from Mill Creek station, Penna. R..
lt., and is accessible by Stage on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday of each week.
The Trustees have made arrangements for a Summer.
Session, in order to accommodate young gentlemen and
ladies, who have been engaged in teaching during the win
ter months.
The Summer Session will commence May 4th,and con
tinue 21 weeks. Eighty students were in attendance du
ring the past year, and a number more can be accommoda,
t ed. t TERMS:
Board, Washing and Room rent, per week - • $2 00
Tuition in English Branches, per session.. ....I0 00.
Ancient and Modern Languages, Music and Ornamental
Branches, extra.
Incidental fee, per session
April 22, 1857-2rx
T 4 IGHT ! Great Bargains to -*Trade.
—The subscribers respectfully solicit t Friends
and the Public in general, to call, antl•examine for them
selves, our stock of the LateseEtlesof
Chandeliers, Pendants and Br• o I most beautiful
finish, fancy and plain: also, . Fluid and Lard
LAMPS, Girandoles, Parlor Lamp-. t‘' es, Vaces, &c..
Lamp Chandeliers, Brackets and Pen ants. Where-ever
LIGHT is wanted, we will supply it at short notice.—
Lamps or Gas Fixtures, at large percentage in favor of
buyers. 11E1DRICK & HORNING;
Store : NO. 32 . 1 (late 221) North SECOND Street,
above Vine, PHILADELPHIA..
Factory: Mercer Street, near Norris.
April 15.1857-2 m.
dec'd.—All persons interested arc hereby notified
that Letters testamentary have been granted by the Regis
ter of Huntingdon county to the undersigned Executor
of the last will and testament of John George Mosso; into
of the borough of Huntingdon, in said county, deceased,
and all persons having claims against his Estate are requi
red to present them duly authenticated for settlement, and
persons indebted to him are requested to pay their halal ,
ties. ISAAC LININGER, Executor.
Huntingdon, April 15, 1857.
If you don't believe it, call•at his new store room
arket Square, where you will find a splendid assort=
ment of Goods for the season.
Ladies Dress Goods,
Ready-Made Clothing,,
Groceries, &c., &c.,
And everything else 'usually found in• the Iluntingdon'
Call, but don't all call at the same tittle:
Huntingdon, April 15, 1857. MOSES STROUS.
STAINS, of Scottsville, Huntingdon county, Pa., for
the best specimen of marble work. Send on your orders'
soon. Scottsville, Oct. 21, 1856-Iy.
PaL. WESTBROOK has just opened n large and Brien.
did stock of
of ill - Tbest and latest styles, for ladies, gentlemen,
boys, and children of all ages: Ho returns thanks for the
liberal patronage ho has heretofore received, and hopes his
new stock will not fail to please everybody, and all their
relations, and that all who want a good arid fashionable'
article will continue to call as usual at the old place anct
be accommodated.
Call soon and examine my splendid stock.
Huntingdon, April 15, 1857.. LEVI IVESTBIIOOE.
All persons interested are hereby notified that Letters
Testamentary have been granted to the undersigned, Ex
ecutors of the last will and testament of JOHN MTAHAN,
late of Walker township, Huntingdon county, dec'd., and
all persons having claims or demands against said estate;
are requested to present them without delsky, and those in.
debted to said estate, will pay the same ter John K. Mc-
Callan, Birmingham, or Jas. A. McCahan, Hollidaysburg.
JOHN K. M'CAILkN, Birmingham,
JAS. A. DPCAIIAN, Hollidaysburg,
JAS. K. MOREHEAD, Pittsburg,
April 15, 1857.
GRINDSTONES on friction rollers and
patent hangings, for sale by
apr. 5. JAS. A. BROWN & CO.
DR. SANFORD'S Invigorator or Liver
RenEiedy, can be bad at the cheap Dreg Store of
FOR SALE.—Three Carts and Gears.
derson township. April 22, 1657.
rOA4 OR SALE.—The undersigned would
offer at private sale a Two-Hatch' TIDE WATER
T, with two head of stock, or without the stock.
.t!:- ra•Terms to suit purchasers. ,
Newton 'Hamilton, April 15,1857.
T)R. H. JAMES'• Extract Cannabis t
dira, for the permanent cure of Consumption, Bron
chitis, Asthma, Coughs, Colds, Nervous Debility, dm., for
sale at the Cheap Drug Store of
just received and for sale by LOVE & MoDIVIT.
2 00