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THE HUNTINGDON GLOBE, A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, &C. constitution are. They haven right to judge for themselves whether they like or dislike it. It is no answer to tell me that the constitu tion is a good one and unobjectionable. It is not satisfactory to me to have the President say in his message that that constitution is an admirable one, like all the constitutions of the new States that have been recently formed. Whether good or bad, whether ob noxious or not, is none of my business and none of yours. It is their business and not ours. I care not what they have in their con stitution so that it suits them and does not violate the Constitution of the United States and the fundamental principles of liberty upon which our institutions rest. lam not going to argue the question whether the banking system established in that constitu tion is wise or unwise. It says there shall be no monopolies, but there shall be one bank of issue in the State, with two branch es. All I have to say on that point is if they want a banking system let them have it; if they do not want it let them prohibit it. If they want a bank with two branches, be it so; if they want twenty it is none of my business, and it matters not to me whether one of them shall be on the north side and the other on the south side of the Kaw river, or where they shall be. While I have no right to expect to be con sulted on that point, I do hold that the peo ple of Kansas have the right to be consulted and to decide it, and you have no righful au thority to deprive them of that privilege. It is no justification, in my mind, to say that the provisions for the eligibility for the offi ces of Governor and Lieutenant Governor re quires twenty years, citizenship in the Uni ted States. If men think that no person should vote or hold office until he has been here twenty years they have a right to think so; and if a majority of the people of Kan sas think that no man of foreign birth should vote or hold office unless he has lived there twenty years, it is their right to say so, and I have no right to interfere with them ; it is their business and not mine; but if I lived there I should not be willing to have that provision in the constitution without being heard upon the subject, and allowed to record my protest against it. I have nothing to say about their system of taxation, in which they have gone back and resorted to the old exploded system that we tried in Illinois, but abandoned because we did not like it. If they wish to try it, and get tired of it, and abandon it, be it so; but if I were a citizen of Kansas I would I profit by the experience of Illinois on that subject, and defeat it if I could. Yet I have no objection to their having it if they want it; it is their business not mine. So it is said in regard to the free negroes. They provide that no free negro shall be per mitted to lire in Kansas. I suppose they have a right to say so if they choose; but if I lived there I should want to vote on that question. We, in 111., provide that no more shall come there. We say to the other States "take care of your own free negroes and we will take care of ours." But we do not say that the negroes now there shall not be per mitted to live in Illinois ; and I think the people of Kansas ought to have the right to say whether they will allow them to live there, and if they are not going to do so, how are they to dispose of them. So you may go on with all the different clauses of the constitution. They may be all right ; they may be all wrong. That is a question on which my opinion is worth noth ing. The opinion of the wise and patriotic Chief Magistrate of the United States is not - worth anything as against that of the people of Kansas, for they have a right to judge for themselves : and neither Presidents, nor Senates, nor Houses of representatives, nor any other power outside of Kansas, has a right to judge for them. Hence it has no justification, in my mind, for the violation of a great principle of self-government, to say that the constitution you are forcing on them is not particularly obnoxious, or excellent in its provisions. Perhaps, sir, the same thing might he said of the celebrated Topeka constitution. Ido not recollect its peculiar provisions. I know one thing ; we Democrats, we Nebraska men -would not even look into it to see what its provisions were. Why? Because we said it was made by a political party, and not by the people; that it was made in defiance of the authority of Congress ; that if it was as pure as the Bible, as holy as the ten com mandments, yet we would not touch it until it was submitted to and ratified by the peo ple of Kansas, in pursuance of the forms of law. Perhaps that Topeka constitution, but for the mode of making it, would have been un exceptionable. 1 do not know; I do not care. You have no right to force an unexceptiona ble constitution on a people. It does not mi tigate the evil, it does not diminish the insult, it does not ameliorate the wrong, that you are forcing a good thingon them. lam not willing to be forced to do that which I would do if I were left free to judge and act for myself. Hence I ass vi. that there is no jus tification to be made for this flagrant violation of popular rights in Kansas, on the plea that the constitution which they have made is not particulary obnoxious. But, sir, the President of the United States is really and sincerely of the opinion that the slavery clause has been fairly and impartially submitted to the free acceptance or rejection of the people of Kansas, and that, inasmuch as that was the exciting and paramount ques tion, if they get the right to vote as they please on that subject they ought to be satis fied ; and possibly it might be better if we would accept it, and put an end to the ques tion. Let me ask, sir, is the slavery clause fairly submitted, so that the people can vote for or against it ? Suppose I were a citizen of Kansas, and should go up to the polls and say, " I desire to vote to make Kansas a slave State, here is my ballot." They reply to me, "Mr. Douglas, just vote for that constitution first, if you please." " Oh, no 1" I answer, " I cannot vote for that constitution conscien tiously. lam opposed to the clause by which you locate certain railroads in such a way as to sacrifice my county and my part of the State. lam opposed to that banking system. I am opposed to this Know Nothing or Amer ican clause in the constitution about the qual ification for office. I cannot vote for it."— Then they answer, " You shall not vote on making it a slave State." I then say, " I want to make it a free State." They reply, " Vote for that constitution first, and then you can vote to make it a free State ; otherwise you cannot." Thus they disqualify every free State man who will not first vote for the constitution; they disqualify every slave State man who will not first vote for the con stitution. No matter whether or not the vo ters state that they cannot conscientiously vote for those provisions, they reply, "You cannot vote for or against slavery here. Take the constitution as we have made it, take the elective frane_.hisc as we have established it, take the banking system as we have dictated it, take the railroad lines as we have located them, take the judiciary system as we have formed it, take it all, as we have fixed it to suit ourselves, and ask no questions, but vote for it, or you shall not vote either for a slave or free State." In other words, the legal effect of the schedule is this : all those who are in favor of this constitution may vote for or against slavery, as they please; but all those who are against this constitution are disfranchised, and shall not vote at all. That is the mode in which the slavery proposition is submitted. Every man opposed to the con stitutionis disfranchised on the slavery clause. How many are they? They tell you there is a majority, for they say the constitution will be voted down instantly, by an over whelming majority, if you allow a negative vote. This shows that a majority are against it. They disqualify and disfranchise every man who is against it, thus referring the sla very clause to a minority of the people of Kansas, and leaving that minority free to vote for or against the slavery clause, as they choose. Let me ask you if that is a fair mode of submitting the slavery clause ? Does that mode of submitting that particular clause leave the people perfectly free tatit)te for or against slavery as they choose ? Am I free to Tote as I choose on the slavery question, if you tell me I shall not vote on it until I vote for the Maine liquor law? Am I free to vote on the slavery. question, if you tell me that I shall not vote either way until I vote for a bank ? Is it freedom of election to make your right to vote upon one question depend upon the mode in which you are going to vote on some other question which has no connec tion with it? Is that freedom of election ? Is that the great fundamental principle of self-government, for - which wo combined and struggled, in this body and throughout the country, to establish as the rule of action in all time to come ? The President of the 'United States has made some remarks in his message which it strikes me it would be very appropriate to read:in this connection. He says: "The friends and supporters of the Nebraska and Kan sas act, when struggling on a recent occasion to sustain its wise provisions before the great tribunal of the Amer ican people, never differed about its true meaning on this subject. Everywhere throughout the Union they publicly pledged their faith and honor that they would cheerfully submit the question of slavery to the decision of the bona fide people of Kansas, without any restriction or qualifica tion whatever. All were cordially united upon the great doctrine of popular sovereignty, which is the vital princi ple of our free institutions." Mark this : "Had it been insinuated, from any quarter, that it would have been a sufficient compliance with the requisitions of the organic law for the members of a convention, thereaf ter to be elected, to withhold a question of slavery from the people, and to substitute their own will for that of a legally ascertained majority of their constituents, this would have been instantly rejected." Yes, sir, and I will add further, had it been then intimated from any quarter, and believ ed by the American people, that we would have submitted the slavery clause in such a manner as to compel a man to vote for that which his conscience did not approve, in or der to vote on the slavery clause, not only would the idea have been rejected, but the Democratic candidate for the Presidency would have been rejected; and every man who backed him would have been rejected too. The President tells us in his message that the whole party pledged our faith and our honor that the slavery question should be submitted to the people, without any restric tion or qualification whatever. Does this schedule submit it without qualification? It qualifies it by saying, "You may vote on slavery if you will vote for the constitution; but you shall not do so without doing that." That is a very important qualification—a qualification that controls a man's vote, and his action, and his conscience, if he is an honest man—a qualification confessedly in violation of our platform. We are told by the President that our faith and our honor are pledged that the slavery clause should be submitted without qualification of any kind whatever ; and now I am to be called upon to forfeit my faith and my honor in order to en able a small minority of the people of Kansas to defraud the majority of that people out of their elective franchise? Sir, my honor is pledged ; and before it shall he tarnished, I will take whatever consequences personal to myself may come ; but never ask me to do an act which the President, in his message, has said is a forfeiture of faith, a violation of honor, and that merely for the expediency of saving the party. I will go as far as any of you to save the party. I have as much heart in the great cause that binds us together as a party as any man living. I will sacrifice anything short of principle and honor for the peace of the party ; but if the party will not stand by its principles, its faith, its pledges, I will stand there, and abide whatever conse quences may result from the position. Let me ask you, why force this constitution down the throats of the people of Kansas in opposition to their wishes, and in violation of our pledges. What great object is to be at tained ? Cui bone ? What aro you to gain by it? Will you sustain the party by viola ting its principles ? Do you propose to keep the party united by forcing a. division ? Stand by the doctrine that leaves the people perfectly free to form and regulate their in stitutions for themselves in their own way, and your party will be united and irresista ble in power. Abandon that great principle, and the party is not worth saving, and can not be saved, after it shall be violated. I trust we are not to be rushed upon this ques tion. Why shall it be done? Who is to be benefitted ? Is the South to be the gainer? Is the North to be gainer ? Neither the North nor the South has the right to gain a sectional advantage by tricker or fraud. But I am beseeched to wait until I bear from the election on the 21st of December.— I am told that perhaps that will put it all right, and will save the whole difficulty.— How can it? Perhaps there may be a large vote. There may be a large vote returned. [Laughter.] But I deny that it is possible to have a fair vote on the slavery clause ; and I say that it is not possible to have any vote on the constitution. Why wait for the mock ery of an election when it is provided, unal terably, that the people cannot vote—when the majority are disfranchised ? But I am told on all sides, "Oh, just wait; the pro-slavery clause will be voted down." That does not obviate any of my objections ; it does not diminish any of them. You have no more right to force a free-State constitu tion on Kansas than a slave-State constitu tion. If Kansas wants a slave-State consti tution she has a right to it ; if she wants a free-State constitution she has a right to it. It is none of my business which way the sla very clause is decided. I care not whether it is voted down or voted up. Do you suppose, after the - pledges of my honor that I would go for that principle and leave the people to vote as they choose, that I would now de grade myself by voting ono way if the slav ery clause he voted down, and another way if it be:voted up? I care not how that vote may stand. I take it for granted that it will be voted out. I think I have seen enough in the last three days to make it certain that it will be returned out, no matter how the vote may stand. [Laughter.] Sir, I am opposed to that concern because it looks to me like a system of trickery and jugglery to defeat the fair expression of the will of the people. There is no necessity for crowding this measure, so unfair, so unjust as it is in all its aspects, upon us. Why can we not now do what we proposed to do in the last Congress? We then voted through the Senate an enabling act, called "the Toombs bill," believed to be just and fair in all its provisions, pronounced to be almost perfect by the Senator from New Hampshire, (Mr. Yale,) only he did not like the man, then President of the United States, - Who would have to make the appointments. Why can we not take that bill, and, out of compli ment to the President, add to it a clause ta ken from the Minnesota act, which he thinks should be a general rule, requiring the con stitution to be submitted to the people, and pass that? That unites the party. You all voted, with me, for that bill, at the last Con- Iress. Why not stand by the same bill now? gnore Lecompton, ignore Topeka, treat both those party movements as irregular and void; pass a fair bill—the one that we framed our selves when we were acting as a unit; have a fair election, and you will have peace in the Democratic party, and peace throughout the country, in ninety days. The people want a fair vote. They will never be satisfied without it. They never should be satisfied without a fair vote on their constitution. If the Toombs bill does not suit my friends, take the Minnesota bill of the last session— the one sp much commended by the Presi dent in his message as a model. Let us pass that as an enabling act, and allow the people of all parties to come together and have a fair vote, and I will go for it. Frame any other bill that secures a fair, honest vote to men of all parties, and carries out the pledge that the people shall be left free to decide on their domestic institutions for themselves, and I will go with you with pleasure, and with all the energy I may possess. But if this constitution is to be forced down our throats, in violation of the fundamental prin ciple of free government, under a mode of submission that is a mockery and insult, I will resist it to the last. I have no fear of any party associations being severed. I should regret any social or political estrangement, even temporarily; but if it must be, if I can not act with you and preserve my faith and my honor, I will stand on the great principle of popular sovereignty, which declares the right of all people to be left perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way. I will follow that princi ple wherever its logical consequences may take me, and I will endeavor to defend it against assault from any and all quarters.— No mortal man shall be responsible for my action but myself. By my action I will coin promit no man. [At the conclusion of the honorable gentleman's speech, loud applause and clapping of bands resounded through the crowded galleries.] pROCLAMATION.-WHEREAS, by a precept to me directed, dated at Huntingdon, the zest day of November, A. D. 1857, under the hands and seals of the Hon. George Taylor, President of the Court of Common Pleas, Oyer and Terminer, and general jail deliv ery of the 24th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, compo sed of Huntingdon, Blair and Cambria counties; and the Hons. Benjamin F. Patton and John Brewster, his associ ates, Judges of the county of 'Huntingdon, justices as signed, appointed to hear, try and determine all and every indictments made or taken for or concerning all crimes, which by the laws of the State are made capital, or felon ies of death, and other offences, crimes and misdemeanors, which have been or shall hereafter be committed or perpe trated, for crimes aforesaid—l am commanded to make public proclamation throughout my whole bailiwick, that a Court of Oyer and Terminer, of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, will be held at the Court House in the borough of Huntingdon, on the second Monday (and 11th day) of January next, and those who will prosecute the said prisoners, ho then and there to prosecute them as it shall be just, and that all Justices of the Peace, Coroner and Constables within said county, be then and there in their proper persons, at 10 o'clock, a. m. of said day, with their records, inquisitions, examinations and remembran ces, to do those things which to their offices respectively appertain. Dated at Huntingdon the 14th of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, and the alst year of American Independence. GRAFFUS MILLER, Shertg: pROCLAMATION.—WHERE AS, by a precept to me directed by the Judges of the Com mon Pleas of the county of Huntingdon, bearing test the 21st day of November, 1357, I am commanded to make Public Proclamation throughout my whole bailinick, that a Court of Common Pleas will be held at the Court Howse in the borough of Huntingdon, on the 3rd Monday (and ISth day) of January, A. D., 1857, for the trial of all issues in said Court which remain undetermined before the said Judges, when and where all jurors, witnesses, and suitors, in the trials of all issues are required. Dated at 'Huntingdon the 14th December, in the year of our Lord 1857, and the 81st year of American Independ ence._ GRAFFUS MILLER, Sheriff. Si - inures OFFICE, litintirigdon, Dec. 14, 1857.} - VEW GOODS? NEW GOODS! AT D. P. QUIN'S CILEAP STORE! DAVID P. GWIN has just returned from Philadelphia, with the largest and most beautiful assortment of FALL AND WINTED. GOODS ever brought to Huntingdon, consisting of the most fash ionable Dress Goods for Ladies and Gentlemen, such as Black and Fancy Silks, All-Wool Delaines, different colors; Printed and Plain French Merino Orebro striped Delaines. Barred and Fancy Delaines, Levelly Cloth, Coburg Cloth, Mohair Debaize, Shepherds Plaid, Linseys and Prints of every description. Also,—a- large lot of Dress Trimmings, Frin gas, More Antique, Velvets, Buttons, Gims, Braids, &c. Bonnet Silks, Crapes, Ribbons, Glares, Mitts, Veils, Laces, Belts, Belting Ribbon, Whalebono, Reed and Brass Skirt Hoops, Hosiery, Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs, Silk Neck Ties, Zephyr, French Working Cotton, Cotton and Linen Floss, Tidy Yarn, Woolen Yarns, Wool Coats and Hoods, Comforts and Scarfs. Also—Collars and Undersleeves, the best assortment in town. Jaconets, barred and plain• ' Mull and Swiss Milslins, Moreen and Hoop Skirts, Irish Linen, Linen Breasts, Shirts and Drawers, Linen Table Cloths, Napkins, "'dards, &c. Also—Bay State, Waterloo, Wool Shawls, Single and Double Brocha Shawls, Cloths, Cassixneres, Cas sinetts, Tweeds, Kentucky Jeans, Vestings, bleached and unbleached Musling, sheeting and pillow-case 'Muffins, Nankeen, Ticken, Cheeks, Table Diaper, Crash, Flannels, Sack Flannels, Canton Flannels, Blankets. A:c. Also, a large lot of silk and colored straw Bonnets of the latest styles, which will be sold cheaper than can be had in Hun tingdon. Hats & Caps, Boots & Shoes, Gum Shoes. Hardware, Queensware, Buckets, Tnbs, Baskets, Churns, Butter Bows, Brooms, Brushes, Carpets, Oil Cloths. Fish & Salt, Sugar, Coffee, Tea, Molasses, and all goods usually kept in a country store. My old customers, and as many new ones as can crowd in, aro respectfully requested to call and examine my stock. All kinds of Country Produce taken in exchange for goods at the Highest Market prices. .. .. _ Iluntingdon, October 7,1557 BROOKER & MARSH, AUCTION EERS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS. No. 261 North 3d Street, one door below Vine, Philadelphia. Sales of ROOTS and SHOES, DRY GOODS, GUNS, HARDWARE, WATCHES, FANCY GOODS, tcc. EVERY EVENING. 4° g:6 -Country Storekeepers and others will always find at our evening Sales a large and desirable assortment of the above goods, to be sold in lots to suit buyers. * * *Goods packed on the premises for Country Trade. Sept. 30, 1557-3 m. BOOTS & SHOES. A new stock re ceived! LEVI WESTBROOK, has just openla ed another now stock of BOOTS & SHOES, of the best and most fashionable kind to bo had in the city. Ladies and Gentlemen, Misses and Boys can be suited by calling at my store. Thankful for past favors, I ask a continuance of the same, knowing that customers will ho pleased with my Boots S. :Aloes and my prices. L. WESTBROO.K. liun t 111 gdon , October 7, 1 PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS CARDS. R. JOHN MeCULLOCH, offers his professional services to the citizens of Huntingdon and vicinity. Office at Mr. Hildebrand's, between the Ex.- change and Jackson's Hotel. Aug. 28, '55, JOHN SCOTT. SAM= T. BROWN. QCOTT & BROWN, Attorneys at Law, Huntingdon, Pa. Office name as that formerly occu pied by Mr. Scott. Huntingdon, Oct. 17, 1853. p ALLISON MILLER, DENTIST, XX). Huntingdon, Pa. June 24, 1857. M. COLON, Dealer in Books, Stationary, Wall Paper, &c. &e JP. GWIN, e Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Queens ware, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, &c. T M. CUNNINGHAM &BRO. Founders, Huntingdon, Pa. McGill. & CROSS, Pounders, Alexandria, Huntingdon county, Pa. °DSeaßlerSinSDlrily aods S , l Ready Made Clothing, ar0.... .... ceries, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Cape, etc. HROMAN, Dealer in Ready Made Clothing, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, &c. IIitENJ. JACOBS, 4 t Dealer in Dry Goods, Ready Made Clothing, Grocer ies, Queensware, Bco. &c. TEVI WESTBROOK, I Dealer in Gentlemen's, Ladies' and Misses' Boots, Shoos, Gaiters, etc.. TON& & DECKER, I Dealers in Groceries, Confectionaries, Queensware, Flour, &c. JryOSEPH REIGGER, Q : Watchmaker and dealer in Watches, Clocks, and Jew e , &C. WTI: WILLIAMS, Plain and Ornamental Marble Manufacturer OVE and McDIVIT, Dealers in Groceries, Confectionaries, Flour, &c JAS. A. BROWN and CO., Dealers in all kinds of Hardware OWEN BOAT, Carriage and 'Waggon Manufacturer ANDREW MOEBUS, Proprietor of the Broad Top House TOHN F. RAMEY, County Surveyor, ey Huntingdon, Pa. Office on Hill street, one door cast of' the Huntingdon Marble Yard. REFERENCF.S—L. T. Watson, Philadelphia; J. P. Leslie, Geologist, Philadelphia; Charles Mickley, Rough and Ready Furnace, Hon. Jonathan nWillianas. T SIMPSON AFRICA Practical Sur e.; 0 yeyor, Huntingdon, Pa. Office on Hill street. t fIRBISON, DORRIS & CO., Miners, and Dealers in Broad Top Coal, Huntingdon HARE POWEL, Miner, and Dealer u o in Broad Top Coal. 56 Walnut Bt., Philadelphia. _ANDREW PATRICK, Miner & Dealer in Broad Top Semi-Bituminous Coal ; Coalmont, liuntingdon county, Pa. BENJ. JACOBS has just returned from the city with a very large and full assortment of FALL AND WINTER GOODS, comprising a very extensive assortment of LADIES' DRESS GOODS, DRY GOODS, READY-MADE CLOTHING, GROCERIES, HATS & CAPS, BOOTS & SHOES, &c. &c. &c. &c. &c. His stock of CLOTHING for men and boys is complete, —every article of wear will be found to be good and cheap. Full suits sold at greatly reduced prices—panic prices— which will be very low. Ills entire stock of Goods will compare with any other in town, .and the public will do well to call and examine before purchasing elsewhere. As I am determined to sell my goods, bargains may be expected, so all will do well to call. Country Produce taken in Exchange for Goods. BENJ. JACOBS, Huntingdon, Oct. 7, 1857. Cheap Corner. QTAUFFER & LIABL.F.II 7 . CHEAP KiWATCHES AND JEWELRY. Wholesale & . Retail, at the "Philadelphia Watch and Jewelry 'f' Store," No. 118 (Old No. 96) North SECOND St ., Corner of Quarry, Philadelphia. J.... Gold Lever Watches, full Jewelled, IS caret cases... $2B 00 Gold Lepine, 18 caret, 24 00 Silver Lever, full jewelled, 12 00 Silver Lepine, jewels, 9 00 Superior Quartiers, 7 00 Gold Spectacles, 7 00 Fine Silver do., 1 50 Gold 13racelets, 3 00 Ladies' Gold Pencils, 1 00 Silver Tea Spoons, set, 5 00 Gold Pens, with Pencil and Silver holder, 1 00 Gold Finger Rings 37% 2 : cts to $80; Watch Glasses, plain 12 1 / etc., patent 18%, Lunet 25; other articles in propor tion. All goods warranted to be what they are sold for. STAUFFEIt & HARLEY. 1:02,0n band some Gold and Silver Levers and Lepines still lower than the above prices. Philadelphia, Oct. 14, 1857-Iy. TROAN T. IRON !—The subscribers have on hand a large assortment of excellent Iron which they will sell at cost for cash, LOWER than it can be had elsewhere in the county, with a view of obtaining a fresh stock on commission. Our stock of Jar and Round Iron is complete. Also English buggy iron, oval, half round, &c. Huntingdon, Oct. 21, 1857. JAS. A. BROWN, & CO. TMPR,OVED PATENT ASPHALTIC ROOFING FELT-A CHEAP, DURABLE AND TER CTLY WATERPROOF ROOFING-PRICE, TORRE CENTS PER SQUARE FOOT. W3I. LEWIS, Huntingdon, Agent for Huntingdon county. This improved PATENT FELT makes a ellEAr, Durt_traxand PERFECTLY WATERPROOF ROOFING, for CRURCIIESi - CHADELS, PUBLIC) HALLS, RAILROAD STATIONS, HOUSES, COTTAGES, VER ANDAHS, FARM BUILDINGS, CATTLE gnd SHEEP SHEDS, and every other description of BUILDINGS, in lieu of Tin, Zinc, Shingles,Tiles, Thatch, It costs only a fraction of a Tin or Shingle Roof and is more durable, RS it neither connonEs, enAcEs nor LEAKS. It is made of the strongest and most durable materials, and saturated with the best of Asphalte. It is made up in Rolls, 25 yards long, 32 inches wide, and can be easily applied by any unpracticed person, with a few tacks, It is invaluable for LLNING the WALLS of WOODEN HOUSES, GRANARIES, BARNS, &c., as rats or other vermin and insects will not touch it. IT IS IMPERVIOUS TO WET, and being, a NON-CONDINT . OII., counteracts the heat of SUMMER and the cold of IVENTEE, equalizing the temperature within every building where it is used. To the Agriculturist, it makes a CHEAP and EFFECTUAL ROOFING, for FAtuu BUILDINGS And SHEDS; a COVERING for CORN and HAY limns, also a DEFENCE for Sheep during snow, and in the Yard as a loose covering for Turnips and other Fodder in Winter—the use or this Fur proves a great annual saving to the Farmer. It is suitable to every climate. It is light and portable, being in Rolls, and not liable to damage in transportation. When used UNDER TIN or other Roonieo, it forms .a smooth body for the metal to lie tightly on, whereby ,the Tin wears much longer, not corroding beneath; at the same time DEADENING SOUND. Also being a mut-cosnueron, it keeps the UPPKR. mom con in Summer, and being WATER moor, prevents the Roof from MAKING. August 19, 1857. BANK NOTES AT PAR ! AT THE HARDWARE DEPOT! The subscribers have again returned from the East, with an enlarged stock of Hardware, Mechanics' Tools, Cutlery, Ifollow-ware, Paints, Saddlery, Oils, Coach trimmings, &c. &c. With an endless variety of modern inventions and im provements. Having purchased our goods at wholesale chiefly from manufacturers, we ere enabled to sell wholesale and retail —extremely low. wit Notes taken at par for goods. .te-All orders receive prompt attention. JAS. A. BROWN & CO. Huntingdon, Oct. 28, 1857. D. P. GWl.7.q. Q, ADDLE, HARNESS, AND TRUNK kj 3LANUFACTORY.—J. B. LONG, would inform tho public in general, that he has c0m ki,,,....4, iplle4A menced the above business in Alexan e4ll.l__N dF s a ia, _where . ho intends to keep con '.. 1 4 "e? ::4 ' - ' - ' — ' , . o t rd n e t r i , Y a o l i l l 1711114' aoirldsamnens,factur Harness, Trunks,Trunks, &c., which ho will sell as low as can be bought in the country. Also, Buggys trimmed, and all kinds of Up holstering done in the neatest style. Alexandria, August 26, 1857. NEW CLOTHDIG ! H. ROMAN, Opposite the "Franklin House," Huntingdon, Pa. Has just opened a very extensive stock of READY-MADE CLOTHING of the very latest fashion and of the best =Aerials The same quality of Clothing cannot be bought at any other store cheaper if as cheap. Call and examine for yourselves. 11. ROMAN. Huntingdon, October 7, 1857. WHALEBONE, Reed & Brass Hoops, and Reed Skirts, for sale at the Cheap Store of D. D. GWJN. THE HUNTINGDON FOUNDRY IN 1 BLAST AGAIN:—The subscribers take this method 61 informing their friends and the public generally, that they have rebuilt the Huntingdon FOUR -47 rib I - dry, and are now in successful operation Ve h z:?,,7, :K ,.,„.„,.., and are prepared to furnish Castings of norriri st ia u t every description, of best quality and workmanship, on short notice, and on reasonableterms. Farmers are invited to call and exam ine our Ploughs. We are manufacturing the Hunter Plough. This plough took the first premium at the Hun tingdon county Agricultural Pair last fall. Also, Hunter's celebrated Cutter Ploughs, which can't be beat—together with the Keystone, Hillside and Bar-shear ploughs. We have on hand and are manufacturing Stoves—such as Cook, Parlor, and Office stoves for wood or coal. Hollow ware, consisting of Kettles, Boilers, Skillets, &c., all of which we will sell cheap for cash or in exchange for coun try produce. Old metal taken for castings. By a strict attention to business, and a desire to please, we hope to re ceive a liberal share of public patronage. CUNNINGHAM & BRO. Huntingdon, April 30, 1850. BOOKS I BOOKS ! 40,000 Volumes of new and popular Books, embracing every variety usually kept in a Philadelphia Book Store, and many of them at half the Publisher's p- retail prices, the subscriber now offers to 1143‘1,11,ei7 the public. All School ]3ooks used in the county can be had in any quantities at retail and wholesale rates. Foolscap, Letter, and Wrapping paper, wholesale, or by the ream. 100 Superior Gold Pens with Silver and Gold cases, from 1 upwards. Also Pocket and Pen Knives of Rogers' and others' best manufacture. 100 Splendid Port Monniaes and Pocket Books at 20 cts. and upwards. 3,000 pieces Wall Paper of the latest and prettiest styles, just received from New York and Phila delphia, prices from 10 cts a piece and upwards. 500 beautifully painted and gold gilted Window Shades at 44 cts. and upwards. The public have but to call and examine, to be convinc ed that in buying of the above stock they will be pleased and also save money. Remember the place, corner of Montgomery and Railroad streets. WM. COLON. Huntingdon, April 16, 1850. yEw DRUG STORE. DR. J. S. GRIFFITH, Superintendent HAVING purchased from Wm. Williams Co., their stock of Drugs, Medicines, Paints & Brushes, Oils, Dye - Stuffs, Perfumery, Fancy Soaps, Fluid, Camphenc, Turpentine, Alcohol, and a general assortment of Artists' Colors & Brushes, Spices of all kinds, Window Glass of all sizes, Putty, all kinds of Varnish, Japan, Copal, Nos. 1 and 2, Coachbocly and Black Spirit, Pure Cod Liver Oil, for the cum of Rheumatism, Scrofula, Gout, Lumbago, Tetter, Chronic Erysipelas, Chronic Sore Eyes, White Swelling, Glandular Swelling, Pulmonary Consumption, Chronic Bronchitis, Rickets, and all diseases of the skin, by the gallon, quart or smaller quantity, the Balm of a Thousand Flowers, the greatest remedy for Baldness and purifying tho Skin, of the age. John U. Patethorp's celebrated cure for Fever and Ague. No Cure No Pay. Price $l. Fine Tobacco and Segars. All the above, with all articles gen erally kefirisa Drug Store, for sale cheap. As3 — .Vhysimans Prescriptions carefully and accurately compoundedV Store, Siiirket Square, opposite Couts' Hotel, Hunting don, Pa. HENRY Mc.IIA.NIG November 26, 1656. WM113111E:1Y LEAS. SAMUEL llmisn. LEAS & HARSH, BANKERS AND LAND AGENTS, DES MOINES, lOWA. We 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 siness generally. ALSO, LEAS & HARSH, BANKERS AND LAND AGENTS, LEAVENWORTH CITY, KANSAS. One of the Partners has located at Leavenworth City, and will transact all business connected with the Banking and teal Estate business. For a few months yet, corres pondents will address us at Des Moines. REFERENCES: W. S. Gilman, 90 Beaver St., New York. Seiger, Lamb & Co., North Third St., Phila James, Kent & Santee, " Serrill & Lefevre, Drexill & Co., Bankers, 4C Chubb Bros., Washington City, D. C. Edward Showers, Carlisle, Pa. Hon. J. IL Graham, " Wm. B. Leas, Esq., Shirleysburg, Pa. David Blair, Esq., Huntingdon, Pa. March 18, 1857-Iy. T - IRANKLIN HOUSE, Huntingdon, Pa. J. S. MILLER, PROPRIETOR. Respectfully informs his friends and the tray elling public generally, that be has leased the "Franklin House," for several years occupied :I®ll'lk by C. Coats, and that he will be pleased to re- 7j 7 i ceivo the calls of all who may favor him with their patronage. His table will be furnished with the best the market affords, and every attention will be given to make those who stop with him feel at home. Huntingdon, April 8, 1857. EJIANCY FURS FOR LADIE S.- JOHN FAREIRA & CO., (New No.) 818 MARKET St., above Eighth, Philadelphia. Importers, Manufactu rers and Dealers in Ladies, Gentlemen and Childrens FANCY FURS, Wholesale and Retail. J. F. & Co., would call the attention of Dealers and the Public gener ally to their immense Stock of Fancy Furs for Ladies, Gentlemen, and Children; their assortment embraces every article and kind of Fancy Furs, that will be worn during the Season—such as Full Capes, half Capes, Quar ter Capes, Tamils, Victorines, Boas, Muffs & Muffatees, from the finest Russian Sable to the lowest price Domestic Furs. For Gentlemen the largest assortment of Fur Collars, Gloves, Gauntlets, &c.; being the direct Importers of all our Furs, and Manufacturers of them under our own su pervision, we feel satisfied we can offer better induce ments to dealers and the public generally than any other house, having an immense assortment to select from and at the Manufacturers prices.-IVe only ask a call. JOHN FAREIRA & CO, No. HS MARKET Street, above Eighth, Sept. 16, 1857.-4 m. Philadelphia. BOUGHT AT PANIC PRICES !- AND TO BE SOLD AT REDUCED PRICES! MOSES STROUS Has just opened thoVargest assortmen t of Fall and Win ter Goods, that ever was received at ono time in Hunting don, consisting of overy article of LADIES' DRESS GOODS, DRY GOODS OF ALL KINDS, And a tremendous stuck of READY-MADE CLOTHING, such as Overcoats, Frock Coats, Dress Coats, Jackets, Tests, Pants, &c. Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps of all sizes for old and young. GROCERIES of the best, QUEENSWARE, &c., &c. The public generally are earnestly invited to call and examine my now stock of Goods, and ho convinced that I can accommodate with goods and prices, all who aro look ing out for great bargains. All kinds of country produce taken in exchange for goods. MOSES STItOUS. Huntingdon. October 7, 1857. ril 0 MECHANICS, 'INVENTORS, AND MANUFACTURERS. n announctng the THIRTEENTH Annual Volume of the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, the publishers respectfully inform the public that in order to increase and stimulate the formation of clubs, they propose to offer ONE THOUSA.I‘.ID FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN CASH _ _ _ _ - for the fifteen largest lists of subscribers sent in by the Ist of January,lBsS; said premiums to be distributed as follows: For the largest list, $300; 2d, $250; 3d, $2OO . 4th, $l5O sth, $100; 6th, $9O; 7th, $5O; Bth, $7O; 9th, $6O; 10th $5O; 11th, $4O; 12th, $35 ; 13th, $3O; 14th, $25; 15th, $2O. Names of subscribers can be sent in at different times and from different Post Offices. The cash will be paid to the orders of the successful competitors, immediately af ter the Ist of January, 1858. Southern, Western, and Canada money will be taken for subscriptions. Canadian subscers will please to re mit 26 cents extra on each year's subscription to pre-pay postage. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.—Two dollars a Year, or One Dollar for Six lifontlis. CLUB RATES.—Five Copies, for Six Months, $4; Five Copies, for Twelve Mouths, $8; Ten Copies, for Six Months, $8 ; Ten Copies, for Twelve Months, sle; Twenty ' Copies for Twelve Months, $2B. For all Clubs of Twenty and over, the yearly subscrip tion is only $1 40. The new volume will be printed upon fine paper with new type. The general character of the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN is well known, and, as heretofore, it will be chiefly devoted to the promulgation of information relating to the various Neat:mica and Chemical Arts, Manufactures, Agriculture, Patents, Inventions, Engineering, Alin IlBrk-, and all inter ests which the light of Practical Science is calculated to advance. It is issued weekly, in form for binding; it con tains annually from 500 to 600 fuiely executed Engrav ings, and Notices of American and European Improve ments, together with an Official List of American Patent Claims published weekly in advance of all other papers. It is the aim of the Editors of the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN to present all subjects discussed in its columns in a prac tical and popular form. They will also endeavor to main tain u candid fearlessness in combating and exposing falso theories and practices in Scientific and Mechanical mat ters, and thus preserve the character of the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN as a reliable Encyclopedia of Useful and Enter taining Knowledge. Jr - Er- Specimen copies will be !lent gratis to any part of the country. MUNN S.: CO., Publishers and Patent Agents, No. 128 Fulton street, New York. Sept. 2, 1857. EN'S Under-Shirts and Drawers, Lin en Shirt Fronts, Beady Made Shirts, White & Fancy, 01 are, &c., very cheap at D. P. WIN'S. HUNTINGDON CARRIAGE AND WAGON MANUFACTORY.—OWES BOAT, thank ful for past favors, respectfully informs the public in general that he Las removed to his new shop: on Washington street, on the property lately and for many years oc cupied by Alex. Carmen, where lie is prepared to manufac ture all kinds of Carriages, Buggies, Rockawaya, Wagons, and in short, every kind of vehicle desired. Rockaways and Buggies of a superior manufacture and finish always on hand and for Bale at fair prices. Repairing of all kinds done at the shortest notice and on the most reasonable terms. Ifuntingdon, May 16, 1854. Nu ARBLE YARD. The undersigned would respectfully call the attention of the citizens of ntingdon and the adjoining counties to the stock of beautiful marble now on hand. He is prepared to furnish at the shortest notice, Monumental Marble, Tomb, Tables and Stones of every desired size and form of Italian or Eastern Marble, highly finished, and carved with appro. priate devices, or plain, as may suit. Building Marble, Door and Window Sills, &c., will be furnished to order. W. W. pledges himself to furnish material and work manship equal to any in the country, at a fair price. Call and see, before you purchase elsewhere. Shop on Hill street. Huntingdon, Pa. Huntingdon, May 16, 1855. NV- ATCHES, CLOCKS AND JEWELRY. The subscriber, thankful to " his friends and patrons, and to the public gener ally, for their patronage, still continues to carry on at the same stand, one door east of Ur. C. Conte Hotel, bfarket street, Huntingdon, where he will attend to all who will favor him with their custom ; and also keeps on hand a good assortment of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, &c., &c., all of which ho is determined to sell at low prices. Clocks, Watches and Jewelry of all kinds will be repaired at short notice, and having made arrangements with a good work man, all repairs will be done in a neat and durable manner, and any person baying articles for repairing, .shall have them done at the promised time. By paying strict atten tion to business, and selling at low prices, he hopes to re ceive a share of public patronage, MAIL LINE from Mount Union to CHAMBERSBURG. The undersigned still contin ues to run a tri-weekly line of stages over the road between Mount Union and Cbambersburg. Good horses and com fortable stages have been placed on the route, and experi enced and trusty drivers will superintend the running of the Coaches. The proprietor of the line is desirous that It be maintained, and he therefore earnestly calls upon the public generally to patronise it, confident that it will be for their mutual advantage. Every attention necessary will be given, and the running of the stages will be regu lar. Il;Stages leave Mt. Union at 5 o'clock, p. m., every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday—returning on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; arriving at Mount Union in time for the cars. Stages stop at Shirleysburg, Orbisonia, Shade Gap, llurnt Cabins, Fannetsburg, Horse Valley, Strasburg, and Keefer's store. ta.Fare through $3,00; to intermediate points in pro portion. JOHN JAMISON. August 22, 1850—tf. TeHE HUNTINGDON lIIILL.—The undersigned owners of the Huntingdon Mill inform t farmers and the public generally that they now have their new mill in running order, with all the modern im provements in the Water Wheels and Machinery. They have put in five of the Improved Jonval Turbine Water Wheels, and can grind in all stages of water, and during the coldest weather any and all kinds of grain. They are prepared to sell, and have on hand for sale at alltimes at Market rates all kinds of Flour, Feed, and Stuffs; and Farmers can have their own grain ground and take it back in a return load, or they can be furnished in exchange at a moment's notice, an equal quantity of Flour and Bran, or chopped feed. Their smut machine is of improved manufacture, and they will insure a "a fait turn out" of superior quality to every bushel of grain left at their mill. FISHER & Mc3IIIRTRIE. Huntingdon, Dec. 8, 1556. BROAD TOP HOUSE. ANDREW ISIOEDUS would respectfully inform the public . that he has fitted up the Broad Top House, on Alia- grl glieny street, at the ,Broad Top Depot, Huntingdon. and is now prepared to entertain strangers and travellers in an unobjectionable style. Ilis table will always be supplied with the sastantials and delicacies of the season. Ills Bar is furnished with the choicest liquors. In a word, no pains will be spared to render guests comfortable and happy. June 18. EW WATCH AND JEWELRY STORE.—JOHN FRISCH respectfully informs the citizens of Huntingdon coun- diS'Who ty, that he has just opened 4 1 a a new store on Rill street,lol • ' -41f-r.51- opposite Dorris' residence, j j Huntingdon, for the sale of GOLD and SILVER WATCHES, JEWELRY, .itc. His stock is entirely new and of the best quality, and trill be disposed of at fair prices. The public generally are requested to call and examine for themselves. Repairing of Watches, Clocks, and Jewelry, done in the best manner on short notice. JOHN FRISCH. Huntingdon, Oct. 1, 1856. TO THE PUBLIC.—The undersigned informs his friends and the public generally, --, that ho has leased the ORLANDO HOUSE, in the 1' borough of Huntingdon, and is now prepared to ac- ." commodate with boarding and lodging all who may favor him with a call. His liar is furnished with the best liquors. JuI\LIVERY STABLE.-110 bag also provided himself with a good stock of Horses, Car riages, &c., for filo accommodation of the pub• lie, at reasonable charges. Will. WILLIAMS. nuntingdon, April 7, 1856 GR OCEIt I E S, CONFECTIONA RIES, &C., .tO. LONG .4: DECKER, Inform their friends and the public.generally, that they have enlarged their business, and are now prepared to ac commodate all who may give them a call, with GROCE RIES of the best, CONFECTIONARIES, FOOTS AND SELOES, FANCY ARTICLES, SALT, and a great variety of Goods too numerous tomention. Thankful for past favors, we respectfully ask a continu ance of public patronage, as we are determined to please Country produce taken in exchange for Goods 'Huntingdon, May 20, 1857. WAR IN KANSAS ! ALEXAN DRIA FOUNDRY. It. C. McGILL & CROSS wish to inform their friends and the public generally that they have the above foundry in full blast, and are prepared to furnish castings of every " "q - 1 description, stoves of all kinds and sizes R-31 tr„. riii 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. Dy 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. C. McGILL & CROSS. Alexandria, April 29, 1857. TIPTON STEAM FRAME, SASH, DOOR. SLIMIER & FLOORING MANUFACTORY, TWTON, BLAIP. COUNTY, PA., 10 miles East of Altoona. The undersigned having provided a complete set of Machinery for the business, and being practical House Carpenters and Builders, are extensively engaged iu Manufacturing by steam, any description of carpenter work, which we will furnish at low rates, and ship to any point on the Penn'a Rail Road. Plans of every description for buildings with specifications and bill of timber prepared. Orders from a distance respectfully solicited, Tipton, July 1,1857-Iy. OVERCOATS, of all kinds, cheaper than elsewhere, at .1, 1856. H. ROMAN'S CLOTHING STORE. T4ADIES, ATTENTION !—My assort ment of beautiful dress goods is now open, and ready tor inspection. Every article of dress you may desire, can be found at my store. D. P. GWIN. TADIES' DRESS GOODS, rich styles, 4 and very cheap, at D. P. GWIN'S. fIALL at the new CLOTHING STORE j of CIITMA.N & CO., if you want a good article of Clothing. Store room in Long's new building, in the Dia mond, Huntingdon. Sept. 9,1.857. VERYTHlNG.—Everything in the Grocory lino can be procured at the cheap store of LOVE 8: McDIVIT. NEW CLOTHING STORE. 31. OUTMAN CO., Respectfully inform the public generally that they have just opened in the now brick building of C. Long, on the ncrth-east corner of the Diamond, Huntingdon, Pa., A LARGE STOCK OF NEW CLOTHING, for men and boys, consisting of the _most fashionable DRESS, FROCK and OVERCOATS, PANTS, VESTS, &0., &c., of the best materials and well made. Also, BOOTS and SHOES, HATS and CAPS. Also, every article usually found in the most extensive Clothing Stores. As they aro determined to please their customers by offering the best of Clothing at low prices, they ask an ex amination of their stock. Huntingdon, Sept. 9, 1857. _ BAR IRON, at 3 75 per 100 lbs., by oct2B4t. JAS. A. BROWN & CO. A LLWOOL, Ingrain, Venitian, List and Rag Carpets; also Jute end AlHoot Mats can be nitecicap at tho,storo of FISHER & McMtIRTRIE. THE LATEST and NEWEST Styles of Ladles' Collara at FISHER 8; BIeMURTELE'S. JOSEPH REIGGER. McCAULEY .F 6 CO.