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ECEIPTS & EXPENDITURES OF
THE COUNTY OF HUNTINGDON, from the Iltt.
ay of January 1857, to tho 3d day of April 1857, including
both days.—Account of A. B : Crawet, esg., deed.
'1854. Joseph Douglass, Walker,
1855. Alexander Ewing, Franklin,
" Thomas Osborn, Jackson,
" Benjamin Baker, Tod,
1856, Joseph Forrest, Barroe, 275 00
-." George Rupert, Brady, 177 .58
" Samuel Pheasant, Cass, 87 91
" Frederick Harman, Cromwell, 327 00
" Jacob S. Hunt, Dublin, 153 00
n Samuel Wigton, Franklin, 427 00
" William Rothrock, Huntingdon, 529 40
o' Jacob Summers, Hopewell, 34 91
" Solomon Hairier, Jackson, 105 00
" Benjamin Wallace, Morris, 255 00
'? George Garner, Penn, 100 00
" John N. Swoops, Porter, 413 00
" Joseph Miller, Shirley, 600 00
a Benjamin Long, Shirleysburg, 123 69
" Jacob Booker, Springfield, 100 00
" Samuel Hackedurn, Tell, 250 00
* Andrew J. Dunlap, Tod, 340 00
* David Pheasant? Union, 112 00
" Joseph Isenberg, Walker, 200 00
" Henry Grazier, Warriorsmark, 375 00
- 4 William Moore, West, 451 00
. 4 Nicholas Corbin, Cassville, 28 5,890 91
Amount of County Tax on Unseated Lands, 2 98
g. School " it " 2 08
g. Road ,c di C. 90 5 92
Balance due County Treasurer, 2,882 70
-Balance due A. B. Crewel, esq., County Treasurer, at last
settlement, $1274 5S
Attorney General, Prothonotary, Sheriff; and wit
ness fees on criminal prosecutions,
Constables for making returns, &c.,
Grand and Traverse Jurors, Court Criers.
Judges, Inspectors and Clerks of Elections,
Inquisitions on dead bodies,
Road and Bridge view.
.Road damages, John Fry,
" Abraham Shmacfelt,
John Gaghagan for repairing-bridge be
David Blair for bridge at Illair's Mill in
Andrew Wise S Co.. for extra work done
to bridge at Huntingdon,
Benjamin K. Neff,
H. L. 111'(.7artliy,
Clerk to Commissioners in full for 1556. 75 00
(I on account for 1857, 45 00
Attorney to Commissioners, J. Beed, esq., '2O 00 140 00
County Bonds paid as follows
William B. Leas, 517 50
Interest on County Bonds, Wm. D. Leas, 00 00 577 50
Repairs, Furniture and Merchandise for
:ho Court Holum and Jail, 159 07
Huntingdon County Agricultural Society, 100 00
Premium on Wild Cat and Fox ScalpA, 104 25
State Lunatic Asylum for D. Brotherline, 81 25
For county Printing. J. A. Nash and D. F. Miller, 12 75
Blank Books and Dockets for public offices, 84 22
Boarding. Jurors in case of Conith. vs Pat. Smith, 28 00
A. Wise S.: Co. on account for Stable at Jail, 100 00
J. F. Ramey on account for running and making
county line between Huntingdon and Mifflin, 75 00
ES heraT Miller on account for boarding prisoners Sc. 75 00
Itzfunding Order to Charles Mickley, 14 04
Road tax on uuscatcd 1 9.4,11 paid out, 4 50
School. •• `• 15 57
Washing for'prisoners in Jail in full for 0 00
Scrubbing Court House and privy 4:c. " 625 16 25
Directors of the poor in full for 1856, I.S$O 95
44 di part " 1857, 26S 10 2,140 05
Anionnt of Lancaster Bank notes received from
Collectors and deposited in Bank by direo
tion of Commissioners,
Treasurer's commission on $12,937 73,
Bweipts and Expenditurs of Hun iing4inn roan ty from the
4th day of April 1837, to the 4th day of January 1858,
Including both days.
1864. Joseph Douglas, Walker,
1555. John Smith, Barret,
" David Etnier. Cromwell.
' Thomas Osborn, Jackson,
" Abraham Isenberg, Morris,
0 John Thompson. Walker,
1.9513....1:.1xeph Forrest. 11arrce,
" George Rupert, Brady, I l'n 78
" David Heck. Clay, 22: 07
" Frederick Harman, Cromwell, 3tl 81
" Jacob S. Hunt, Dublin. 108 25
" Samuel Wigton. Franklin. 898 31
" William Bothrock. Ihtuting4lon, r,36 gi
" Solomon Hamer. Jackson, 2/9 03
" B. F. Wallace, Morri., 510 00
" George Garner, Penn, 306 95
" John N. Swoop°, Porter, 1.125 90
" Joseph Miller, Shirley. 455 81
" Benjamin Long, Shirfeysburg, 32 42
" Jacob Booker, Springfield, - 80 06
" Samuel Hackedorn, Tell, 36 27
" A. J. Dunlap, Tod, 269 29
" David Pheasant, Union, 96 00
" Joseph Isenberg, Walker, 504 42
" Henry Grazier, Warriorsmark, 175 14
" William Moore, West, 4 L 055 97
1847. Alexander Stitt, Alexandria, 100 00
" John IL M'Carthy, Brady, 305 00
" Peter Livingston, Barren, 310 00
" George M. Green, Cass, 155 00
" Joseph Park, Clay, 240
" William Johns, Cromwell, 1'25'22
" William Dice, Franklin, 513 09
" George Minter, Henderson. 177 00
" Samuel S. Smith, Huntingdon, 917 37
" George B. Weaver, Hopewell, 200 00
" John Jackson,
Jackson, 227 00
" Henry Mark, Juniata, 02 00
" Samuel Harnish, Morris, 95 00
" George Miller, Oneida. 07 83
" Andrew G. Neff, Penn, 553 00
" David P. Henderson, Porter, 172 00
. James G. Doyle, Shirley, 289 23
. Charles Bowersox, Shirleysburg, 106 63
" Joshua Johns, Springfield, 41 50
" Thomas Cisney, Tell, 100 00
" Abraham Elias, Tod, 90 00
" M. F. Campbell, Union, 113 11
. Martin Flenner, Walker, 334 80
" Samuel Lehman, Warrlorsmark, 580 04
" John Thompson, West, 361 65 14462 34
County Tax on Unseated Lands, 3 36
School ~ it " 157
Road " " " 70 563
For rent for Court House, 7 00
For sale of Stray Steer,
For Fines collected by Justice Backeus, 14 00
Dalanco duo County Treasury,
Attorney General, Prothonotary, Sheriff, and witness fees
on criminal prosecutions, $361 49
Constables for making returns, advertising
Spring Elections, &c. 297 38
Grand and Traverse Jurors, Court Crier, &c. 1690 84
dudges,lnspectors and Clerks of Elections, 703 33
Assessors' Orders, _ 306 38
Inquisitions on dead bodies, 24 62
Road and Bridge views,
Road damages, Rudy's estate,
BRIDGE ORDERS :
A. Wise & Co. for building Bridge at
A. Wise & Co. for repairing Bridge
B. E. & A. Ramsey, for repa'g Bridge
across Black Log Creek. 50 00 2855 83
Building Privy at Jail, 78 63
" Stable " 151 00 1225 63
Commissioners—Benjamin K. .Neff, 90 00
Jacob Baker, 95 00
11. L.3l2Cartby, 62 00
G. W. !Vattern, 10 00
Clerk to Commissioners, 75
Auditors for 1856, 71 50
Attorney for Commissioners, on account, 20 00 023 50
interest on County Bonds—
.l. R. Gosnell, 41 43
S. Wigton, 45 00
W. Orbison, 135 00
Thos. Fisher, 114 00
Es'rs. of C. Bucher's est. GO 00 305 43
Tor Coal, Wood. Light, &c. for Court
HOMO and Jail,
Merchandise &c. for
Medicine and attendance to prisoners
in Jail, 40 00
nor repairs at Court House and Jail, 138 37 4SI 29
?or introducing Gas Fixtures in Court House, 235 52
- .T. F. Ramey for running and marking lino bo
ean Huntingdon and Mifflin counties,
Pennsylvania State Lunatic hospital, 32 50
-Western Penitentiary supporting prisoners, 365 53
Sheriff Miller for boarding Prisoners, summon
ing Jurors and conveying Convicts to Pen
itentiary, 700 00
For Gas in Court Muss, 14 53
For scrubbing and cleaning Court House, 18 75
For washing thr prisoners in Jail,- 10 00 43 28
For Blank Books, Stationary, &c. 38 00
Postage—W. Lewis and W. Colon, 40 85
Wild Cat and Fox Scalps,
premiums for, 327 04
County Printing—John A. Nash, 115 50
William Lewis, 85 00
Brewster & "Whittaker, 52 25
Africa & Whittaker, 2 45 255 20
S. S. Smith cntting wood &c. at Court House 4 yrs. 45 00
Road Tax on Unseated Lands paid out, viz:
George W. Cobol, - 3 42
James Gillim, 1S 00
Daniel Gray, 51 00
George M. Green, 25 51 97 93
Treasurer of Huntingdon County Poor House, 5080 06
County Treasurer's commission on S3O,USS 74, 451 43
In testimony of the correctness of the above, we hereun
to subscribe our names and affix the seal of said county,
this 4th day of January, 1858.
JACOB BAKER. y
11. L. 3PCARTITY, Commissioners.
G. W. MATTERN,
Attest : HENRY W. 73IrmEa., Clerk.
We, the undersigned Auditors, of Huntingdon county,
Pa., elected and sworn accorning to law, report that we
Inet, did audit, bottle, and adjust according to law, the ac
counts of A. B. Crewet, deed., and F. 11. Lane. Treasurers
of the county, and the orders of the Commissioners, and
the receipts for the same, for, and during the past year,
and find balance duo A. B. Crewit, of two thousands eight
hundred and sixty-five dollars and seventy cents, and F.
li. Lane of one thousand five hundred and six-seven dollars.
Given under onr bands, at the Commissioners Office, in
the borough of Huntingdon. the 4th day of January 1858.
.TAMES CREE, Auditors.
P. D. STEVENS,
Feb. 3,1858.--4 t
QTEWARD'S STATEMENT. WIL-
L) . LIAM GLASGOW, Steward, in account with Hun
tingdon County Poor House.
150 00 563 00
To Balance at last settlement. 132 53
To Treasury for orders drawn at sundry times, 1499 30
To sundry persons, longs sold to them, 21 90
To 19 yards carpeting bought in Philadelphia, S 7S
To sundry persons for product, off farm and pauper
labor, 12 92
To cash received for one cow and calf, 30 00
To Samuel Backus, esq., for fines on his docket, G OS
To James 7.W.Elwee for leis note, (2) 21 50
To John Jacobs " " 92 00
To JO3. Cornelius, " " 20 00
To County Docket for costs received in case J. Hicks, 12 39
225 00 1,015 00
45 00 140 00
Cll. fly sundry expcnilitures for use of !louse
Eplirm. Doylc for cash paid him for coffins,
Sumiry persons for female labor,
Cash paid for freight on sundry goods,
Tr expenses on business for douse,
liar. Burns for digging vault.
J. J. Wallace for stoves fur use of House,
.7. Nash fbr publishing -Annual Report,
Lutz & Flantt for carpenter work. 72 00
Sundry persons for use of House, miscellaneous, 103 03
A brm. Carothers for road taxes. 4 22
Sundry persons for fencing, ditching, harvesting, &c. 66 80
George Leas for one bee hive, 5 00
Sundry person for miscellaneous items, 32 76
Dr. Robt. Baird for med. and atter). pr Thos. Miler, 31 50
I Sundry cases for out door pauper relief afforded, 14 20
3i II- Removing 2 panpers from Lewistown, 12
Removing Samuel A. Briggi to Homo,
Removing . J. IWGee to House.
Cash paid for delivering 7 paupers,
" sundry cages removal and delivery, j 25 93
StaN 'Lunatic Hospital for keeping Jacob Wiser, 119 fl 2
Brooker ct: Marsh for merchandise,
Jungorick & Smith
Sundry persons for miscellaneous articles,
Sundry pernons for apple butter,
tt extra allowance on pork,
J. V. West fur 1 barrel fish,
Catharine Rickets for bacon,
1, S7L9 53
Sundry persons fin• miseellnnenns items,
John Jacobs for his note paid,
Cornpen.intion as Steward,
t. 21 qt
Mtlaitco at settlement,
;tan. (3, ISSB, To balance at settlement as per Con. $224 67
343 bushels wheat, 40 bushels rye, 1100 bushels corn in
ear, 144 bushels oats. 250 'bushels potatoes, 5 bushels clo
ver seed, 13/: ? : bushels timothy seed. 15 bushels onions. 2
bushels soup beans, 7 bushels turnips, 15 bushels beets, 20
bushels tomatoes. en bushels green apples, 22 tuns hay,
1.4 loads corn fodder, 600 heads cabbage ; and 3063 pounds
ARTICLES MANUFACTCRED TIIE INMATES.
12 doz. bread baskets, 1 doz. coal baskets, 3/ doz. hand
baskets, 3 doz. corn brooms. 30 womens' dresses, 36 chil
dren's do., 3S shirts, 30 smocks, 14 caps, 12 sacks, 37 aprons,
CO pairs stockings and socks. 22 skirts, 9 summer bonnets,
10 prs. mittens. 12 prs. pantaloons. 5 roundabouts, 5 Vests :
2 capes, 3 night-gowns, 12 night-slips. 1 duz. towels, 9 com
forts, 19 shrouds, 18 bed-spreads, 10 sheets, 3 prs, men's
drawers, :480 lbs. candles, 400 lbs. butter, 30U gals. soft
soap, lbs. hard do,
3 horses. 6 !Mich cows. 9 head stock cattle, 27 hogs, 10
sheep, 137 bus. wheat. 15 bus. rye, 500 bus. corn (in ear,)
5 bUs. cloverseed,l34 bus. timothy do.,
4 bus. soup beans,
12 bus. onions, 5 bus. turnips. 5 bus. beets, 15 bus. apples,
125 bus. potatoes, 16 tons hay, 10 loads corn fodder, 1 bbl.
sour crout, GO heads cabbage, 500 lbs. flour, 4500 lbs. beef,
and 4000 lbs. pork.
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During the year, relief was afforded to about 94 cases of
out-door pauperism. These cases included all varieties of
individuals and families ; and all periods of time, from a
few days assistance to support during the' entire year, ma
king an average allowance to each individual of $l2 12;
which includes also medical assistance. Admitted during
the year 119.
In testimony of the correctness of the above statement
and exhibition, we have hereunto set our hands this 6th
day of January, A. D. 18.58.
58 00 2.53 50
Attest : BENRY BREWSTER, Clerk
Feb. 3,1.858.-4 t
RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES
OF THE HUNTINGDON COUNTY POOR HOUSE,
from January 7th 1857, until January 6th, 1858, inclusive.
To County Treasury for amount drawn to December Ist,
1857, inclusive, 5810 16
To County Treasury for amount drawn to Janua-
ry sth and Hth 1858,
To William Glasgow, Steward, for sundry items
exhibited in his account,
By sundry expenses on the Farm and for farming, viz:
William Piper for wages at sundry times j 228 76
Wm. I. Steel, for saddlery " 20 00
Jacob Lutz for corn for horse feed, 15 373,1' i
E. M'Feters for rye 4‘ 0. 60
A. :11.'Clure for 2 tons hay, 16 06
A. L. Funk for 6 bushel barley, seed, 4 50
John Lutz for corn, 15 62
D. DM'Garvey for 20 bush. seed wheat, 30 00
Peter Burket for threshing grain, 22 14
Sundrypersoni for smithing, Ec.c. 66 30
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" , c miscellaneous items, 101 233,4
K. L. Greene for cloverseed, 24 60
sheep, 22 50
William Glasgow, Steward, sundry items exhibi
ted in his account, 108 78
EXPENDED FOR PROVISIONS.
Adam Heiner for 150 bushels wheat,
Fisher Si: Ml.turtrio for flour &c.
John Jacobs for butchers meat, 294 SG
H. L. Green for wheat bought of him, 135 63
Sundry persons for 8541 lbs. beef,
AL 1086 lbs. pork, 59 72
Estate of Geo. Askin for grain in ground bought, 24 53
Win. Glasgow, Stow'd, sund's exhibited in his net. 57 05
Sundry persons, miseellrneous items, 98 68
SUNDRY PERSONS FOR MERCHANDISE.
Wm. B. Leas for merchandise at sundry times, 360 .93
Bare k 3PLaughlin, " i, 131 71
Doyle, Foust & cc Co. GC 99 20
Booher & Rickets, per Bei. 67 77
W. A. Fraker, Gt 57 30
Jungerick & Smith, Phila. " 39 96
Long & Decker, cc 21 37
James G. Lightner, " C 4 20 73
Samuel Matter,,, cc cc 13 39
Wm. Glasgow, Stew'd, for sundry items in his ac't.4o7 52
EXPENSES FOR OUT-DOOR PAUPERS.
D. Snare, esq., for furnishing for out-door relief, 26 25
Amos Smith for keeping Bumbgardner, 36 00
Perry Moore for furnishing C. Upsinger 1 yr. 25 00
Richard Ashman for furnishg for Banks &c. 84 04
J. Creswell, esq., for " F. Dougherty 0. D. P. 24 95
T. L. lloffer " Jos. Goodman, 51 31
Benj. Keyler for keeping:Hefty Chilcoat, 91 00
T. T. Cromwell for furnishing for sundry 0. D. pau.44 SO
Mary Walls for keeping Margaret .'Laughlin, 67 65
Dehall Houck for keeping Eliz. Pieght, 52 00
Danl. Megahan for keeping Rebecca Chancy, 81 14
T. B. Orbison for furnishing 0. D. pauper, bal. 21 50
J. W. Mattern, esq., furnishing Mrs. Wharton, &c. 57 15
Jane Woods for keeping foundling 1 yr. 20 00
Sundry persons for out-door relief, 237 9434
Dr. G. W. C. James Tor med. and atten. D. Hock
enberry, 17 00
Dr. 3. F. Wilson " " out-door pau. 3 1234
Dr. C. F. Sellers for professional services, 5 00
Dr. IL L. Brown for surgical and other services
L. Bumbgardner, 90 00
Dr. Robt. Baird formed. and atten. 2 cases, 31 00
Dr. M. Orlady " " R. Chancy, 500
Dr. R. D. F. Baird " " 2 cases, 15 50
Dr. G. W. C. James " " E. Kelly, 10 00
Dr. J. W. Harvey, " " H, D. Russel, 750
Dr. J. B. Lnden, •C " out-door pau. 11 75
Dr. J. 11. Dorsey, " C: " 4 10 00
Dr. J. K. Neff, ' f " Masterton, 14 00
Wm. Glasgow, Stew'd. sand's. exhibited in his ac't. 45 70
- REMOVALS AND DELIVERY.
A. J. Dunlap for delivering J. 0. Brean, 7 37
S. G. Thompson, " Henry Harris, 7 57
William Bice, " James Hamilton, 7 97
A. Isenberg, " D. Watson,. 5 77
CC " C. Fouck, 7 37
Jacob Porter, " 2 paupers, 11 67
M. Hamilton, Ct 1 .4 6 37
" " 2 t, 13 00
" 1 " E. Kneely, 650
Wm. Bice, a' 5 cc 9 70
c: cc 1 " Harrington, 6 50
D. Sharrer, tt 1 it 7 50
Sundry persons for removals and delivering, 27 63
Wm. Glasgow, Stew'cl, for sundry items set forth _
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State Lunatic Asylum for keeping J. Weiser as
per Steward's account,
J. J. Wallace for stoves,
Isenberg & Piper for one mare bought of them, 130 00
A. B. Crewit, for commission on amount drawn, 74 74
W. I. Steel for saddlery, buggy harness, &c., 23 75
Wm. Brewster for printing annual report, 42 50
W. P. Orbison for Barris, nale & Co., 1 set Sur
gical Instruments, 85 37
Owen Boat for one buggy, 110 00
M. S. Harrison, for tin ware and repairing, 60 54
John A. Nash for printing annual report, on acl. 25 00
Win. Lewis 35 50
Benj. F. Miller rules and reg. for louse,
A. L. Rickets for boards, lumber, &c. 31 99
J. S. Morris for building oven, 20 00
Ephm. Doyle for coffins in part, - 20 00
Sundry persons for items too small to enumerate, 201 93
Win. G lasgow,.Stew'd, sundries detailed in his aet. 347 40
Wm. Glasgow for salary as Steward, 400 00
Dr. Robt. Baird fur « attending Physician, 200 00
Joseph Gibbony for services as Director 1 year, 101 72
K. L. Green, " <, " <4 1 44 57 15
3. A. Shade, CC " " " balance, 34 00
Jamas Murphy " " " " to Jan. 0, 22 40
Henry Brewster" " " Clerk 1 yr. 50 00
D. Blair, esq., " " " Counsel, 1 yr. 20 00
John Jacobs for his note paid per Steward, 92 00
Wm. Glasgow Stewed. for balance on account, 224 (17
We, the undersigned auditors of the County of Hunting
don, do hereby certify that we have examined the orders,
&c., of the Directors of the Poor of said county, and find
the same, together with the vouchers, to be correct as
above stated. Witness our hands this 14th day of January
A. D. 1858.
ESTATE of ISRAEL CRYDER, dec'd.
AuDITOR'S NOTICE.—The undersigned Auditor,
appointed by the Orphans' Court of Huntingdon county,
to distribute the balance in the hands of James B. Caroth
ers, Administrator of the Estate of Israel Cryder, late of
Porter township, deceased, among those legally entitled
thereto, hereby gives notice to all persons interested, that
he will attend for the purpose of making said distribution,
on FRIDAY, the sth day of MARCH, next. at 3 o'clock, P. M..
at his Office, in the Borough of Huntingdon ; when and
where, all persona interested are required to present their
claims to the undersigned Auditor, or be debarred from
coming in upon said fund.
Feb. 3, 1858-It, TIIEO. H. CREMER, Auditor.
jS. LIGGETT & CO-)
o FLOUR DEALERS,
and Commission . lerchants• for the
- , _ , sale of Grain, Seeds, and Produce , .i'l
generally, keep constantly on hand the best qualities of
Southern Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and St. Louis brands
Flour. Orders faithfully filled at the market prices of the
day. lies. 69 and 70, Water street, Pittsburg, Pa.
December 2,1857-3 m.
CHANGE OF TIME.—On and after
THURSDAY, 10th inst.. the Passenger Train on the
Huntingdon and Broad Top Road will leave Huntingdon
at 8.00 A. M. and 4.00 P. 3L, and arrive 1.10 P. M. and 7.38
P. M. J. J. LAWRENCE,. •
Huntingdon, December 9, 1857.
\T O TIC, R—All persons indebted on
Books (or otherwise) of H. C. Walker, will take no
tice, that said accounts are left in the hands of George B.
Young, Esq., Alexandria, who is authorized to receive and
receipt for all monies paid during my absence.
Jan. 6, 1658. Assignee for Creditors of H. C. Walker.
lIASH FOR MARKETING.—AII per-
L sons having marketing of the various kinds to sell,
can obtain the cash therefot, by calling on E. McCOLLIIM,
Mrs. Snyder's house, Rail Road street, Huntingdon.
January 6, 1858-Iy.
GROUND PLASTER.—The Juniata
Flour and Plaster Mills, ono mile below Alexandria,
Huntingdon county, Pa.. have constantly on hand Ground
Plaster of the best quality, for which Grain of all kinds,
will be taken in exchange at the market prices.
December 30, 1857-2 m.
R. L. GREENE,
THE LARGEST AND CHEAPEST
Stock of Fancy Silks, and Colored Straw Bonnets in
town, are at FISHER & MeIHURTRIE"S.
-BOOTS and SHOES, the largest and
cheapest assortment in town, at
D. P. GIVIN'S.
WHALEBONE, Reed & Brass Hoops,
and• Reed Skirts, for sale at the Cheap Store of
D. P. G WIN.
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS and CAPS,
the largest stock ever brought to town. are selling
very cheap at FISHER C MOIVRTELE'S.
ef — LOTHING!—A large stock on hand,
J at the cheap store of BENJ. JACOBS. Call and ex
amine goods and prices. (oct2S.)
DRY GOODS I---A fine assortment on
band for the accommodation of customers, at DEW
ITS' "Cheap Coruer," Market Square. (oct2B )
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HUNTINGDON, PA., FEBRUARY 24, 1858.
in. his account, 55 32
INCIDENTAL AND MISCELLANEOUS.
JAMES CREE, . ' r Auditors
PHILIP D. STEVENS, )
[For the Huntingdon Globe.]
THE REART'S LONELY STILL.
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Though friends do surround its,
In earth's pleasure path,
And riches shower o'er us
The good things of earth,—
Though the sun does shine brightly,
And flowers always bloom,
No power that is earthly
Can light up the tomb.
Fame may weave for our brow
A wreath of fair flowers;
The laurels of distinction
Be given as ours ;
Yet all that is earthly,
This void cannot
For if God be not with us
The heart's lonely still.
a Wcittf fi)q.
A friend related to me a simple story, not
long since, which I think is worth telling over.
The parties of whom he spoke were near by,
and it was the presence of the hero that called
the circumstance to mind.
Abel Morton was a youth of about seven
teen. His mother was a widow, and he an
only child. They lived in part of a small
hut in the outskirts of the village, and were
very poor. During the long, cold winter the
widow had been quite sick, so that Abel had
been obliged to spend most of his time with
her. The youth had never learned any trade,
as various circumstances had combined to
prevent his leaving home. He worked when
ever he could get work to do, and thus far
managed to find food enough to keep himself
and his mother alive, though they suffered
much with cold.
As the spring opened, Abel tried to find
work, but was not successful. He picked up
a few jobs, now and then, but the proceeds
were barely sufficient to purchSse the coarsest
and. cheapest food. Clothing they could not
buy, and poor Abel began to fear that he must
beg a suit of clothes, or, what was worse,
leave his mother. But this latter he could
One afternoon he went into the village, and
spent several hours in hunting for work, but
found nothing to do. Some seemed to turn
him away blea.use, he looked so ragged, while
others said they never employed any one out
side of their own households. Faint and sick
at heart, Abel bent his steps homeward. He
had left the village, and was turning into the
narrow lane which led to his humble home,
when he detected something peculiar upon
the roadside. He picked it up, and found it
to be a small knit purse. It was quite heavy,
and the jingle of the contents was top sharp
and clear for copper.
The poor youth did not stop to open it
then, for it was already dusk, and he knew
that his mother would be anxious. So with
a strangely beating heart he hurried home
ward. Ile entered the little room where his
mother was sitting, and sank down into a
" Alas! no work," the widow murmured,
as she saw the cloud upon the boy's face.
" No," he replied, " .1 tried all around, but
it was no use."
"Never mind, Abel ; God is good. We
shall not suffer as those do who have no trust
" But how does he help us, mother ?" asked
Abel, in a faltering voice.
"In many ways, my son. lle has pre
served us through many trials and has given
us hope and courage. Ire has preserved to
me a true and virtuous child, and has held us
clear from many sufferings which afflict our
fellows. Look at Mrs. Tyndal ; see her with
all her wealth suffering tortures that I would
not suffer for worlds. See her only son, a
poor, miserable inebriate, and in prison for a
drunken crime. For what would we ex
change our noble consciousness of right and
Abel made no reply. There bad been
something bearing down heavily upon his
soul—something which lay in his pocket . and
sent forth a serpent song of plenty. But the
load was removed. He drew the purse from
his pocket, and laid it on the table by his
" What is that ?" said the widow, as she
heard the sharp clink of the coin.
" A purse—l found it on the road."
" Found it? Oh, did you find it?"
" Yes, my mother. In the road, just at
the turn of our lane. It lay in the foot-path."
A candle was lighted, and the purse emp
tied. It contained twenty silver half dol
" Ten dollars," whispered Abel. " Per
haps we can find who lost it."
"Isn't there some name on the purse ?"
asked his mother.
She took it as she spoke, and upon the in
side of the clasp, which was lined with red
morocco, she read, "John Thompson."
John Thompson was one of the wealthiest
men in the place. lle owned a very large
farm ; and besides supplying a large amount
of milk to customers, he raised large quanti
ties of garden sauce and fine fruit, which he
sent to a neighboring city.
" Oh ! how easy he could spare it," whis
pered Abel. It would be no loss to him."
" That is so, in a measure, my son," said
the widow, solemnly. " llis would not be the
loss ; but we should lose—oh, how much l"
" We, mother 7"
" Aye, my boy. Should you keep this—
should we keep it—where would our honor
be? The next time you met Mr. Thompson
you'd fear to look him in the face. You could
not look at him with the happy conscious
ness of your own innocence.. There would
be a taint upon your character—a sting in
your soul. Oh, would you keep it, Abel ?"
" No, my mother, I would not. No, tw—
ill carry it back this veryulight."
" You might wait until morning, for you
must get me some wood now."
The purse was laid away in a place of safe-
THE LOST PURSE.
ty, and on the following morning Abel started
off bright and early, and walked with a light
and buoyant step, for he was satisfied with
the work he was doing.
Mr. Thompson lived in a fine, largo man
sion, on the top of a gentle eminence, at a
short distance from the road, and was sur
rounded by a park of noble trees. Abel took
his way up the neatly graveled - walk, and
met the owner upon the broad piazza.
"Do you wish to see me, sir?" asked the
host. He was a kind, generous-looking man;
stout and corpulent, with a face full of health
and good nature.
" Yes, sir," answered Abel promptly, at
the same time ascending the piazza. " I
found a purse last evening, and on opening it 1
we found your-name upon it."
" And who is we ?"
" My mother and me, sir."
" Then you did not think you needed the
" Sir ?" returned the youth, with an enqui
ring. gaz e.
" Seeing that you bring the money to me I
suppose you had no use for it."
"Use for it, sir?" repeated Abel, at a loss
how to understand the man. "Oh I God
knows we had use for it, but not so much as
we have for our honor and truth."
"Were you afraid . to keep it?" pursued
Mr. Thompson in the same peculiar tone.
"Afraid ! what do you mean? Do I love
my mother because I'm afraid to hate her ?
I brought your money back because it's
your's, and not mine." Thus speaking, Abel
handed the gentleman the purse and turned
away. Mr. Thompson did not say a word,
and the youth kept on, feeling glad that he
had done right; yet at the same time almost
ready to cry at the reception he had met
'When he reached home he sank into a
chair, and leaned his head upon his hand.
"Why, what's the matter Abel 2" asked
his mother, in alarm.
But before he could answer, they were
both startled by hearing a horse trot up to
the door. It was Mr. Thompson. He en
tered without ceremony lie bade the widow
a cheerful good morning, and. then took a
•`l've come on business, and I may as well
proceed at once." Then turning to Abel, he
"Are you engaged at present?"
"No sir," replied the youth eagerly, for
the man spoke very kindly.
"Wouldn't you like something to do ?"
"Oh, yes sir. I spent all the day yester
day in looking after work. My mother is
not well, and I must earn something."
"Can you write ?"
"Yes, sir. My mother has taught me
more than I should have learned at school."
"You can cypher then ?"
"Yes sir. I have been pretty thoroughly
as far as cube root."
"Can you drive two horses ?"
"Yes, sir. I drove the stage from here to
Grantborough a good runny times, last win
"Then I think you are just the man I
want. In a few days, I shall have some
sauce to send to the city, and as yet I have
engaged no one to take charge of that de
partment. For the past two years I have
lost considerable by dishonest men. The
man who carries my produce to market has
considerable money to collect; sometimes it
will average a hundred dollars a day for a
week at a time. When I buy up fruit and
berries to send to the city, the receipts are
considerable. How should you like the
"I could be with my mother at nights,
"Then I should like it very much—very
much, sir. And if I serve you, I shall serve
"I have no fears on that account," said
Mr. Thompson, with a, peculiar look. "I am
fully satisfied of your honesty. I saw you
pick up my purse.
There was a slight shudder startin t' thro'
the youth's soul, for he could not help think
ing - what would have been the result had he
kept the money.
"You are not the first one I have tried,"
resumed the gentleman. "First I looked
upon Samuel Stephens. lle 18 poor, and I
thought him capable. I dropped my purse,
with my name plainly upon it, where he
should find it. lle did find it, and he kept
it. Next I tried Lot Pole and he did the
same. Some might say I had no business to
place temptation in a poor youth's way; but
I would give employment to those who most
need it, and as there is ample temptation in
the work I must have done, I thought I had
a right to try them. But youhave proved
yourself trustworthy, and I am glad of it.—
And now, if upon trial, you suit me, I will
pay you forty dollars a month, and board
you. What say you to that ?"
But poor Abel knew not what to say.—
The sum named was enormous to him. He
had wondered if he should get as much as
"Forty?" he whispered, fearful that he
had misunderstood him.
"Yes. Forty dollars a month. Will not
that answer ?"
"Oh—yes, sir. It is more than I had ex
"Then you will be better saitsfied. I like
to have those who work for me satisfied, and
then if they do wrong I am not to blame.—
So, suppose you come up and look around;
we will commence the first month to day."
The poor widow felt it her duty to say
something before the kind man left, so she
turned towards him and opened her month,
and then—began to cry. Mr. Thompson un
derstood it. lie took her by the hand, and
bade her good cheer, and- then hastened
Until the 'sound of his horse's tramp had
died away in the distance both mother and
child sat in perfect silence. At length the
widow arose and sank upon her son's bosom.
`•Oh? Abel—God has blessed us wondrous
Editor and Proprietor.
"Suppose I had kept the money," whis
pered the youth.
"Not that—not that, my son. 0? it was
not the money ; though the money, like a
miror, reflected yourself. It was the stern
integrity of your soul. You couldn't have
kept it. The simple carrying back of Len
dollars was little to be Compared with thb
principles involved.—lle saw your honor—
your truth—and for what you are has hired
Abel went up to ihe great house, and soon
found something to do. When he returned
home at night, Mrs. Thompson sent a covered
basket for his mother, and Mr. Thompson
gave him an order on ie tailor for a new suit
Thu busy season came on and Mr. T. was
not long in discovering that he bad won a
treasure in his new hand. Abel sold more
produce than had ever been sold before from
the place, and he got better prices ; or at least
he returned to his employer far better. And
that was not all. The buisness was kept
square—even. to the fraction of a penny—ev
ery day ; so that any moment Mr: Thompson
could tell just how he stood.
But there was but one difficulty. The pro:
ducer often wished for the assistance of his
produce agent in the evening, especially
wheh he had any accounts to make out. So
he talked with his wife, and it was soon
arranged that the Widow Morton should come
and find a home beneath their roof. She
had grown stronger, and the flush of health
was again on her cheek, since her son bad af
forded her the many comforts she needed,
and she accepted the new offer with pleasure.
Abel could now spend all his time in his em
ployer's interests, and the happiness of all
concerned was greatly enhanced thereby.
I saw a wealthy man walk to his house and
as he stood and gazed around upon his broad
acres half a dozen children broke away from
an old lady, who had been playing with
them, and bounded to his side ; and I could
hear their happy cries of "Papal Papa !"
It was Abel Morton : and the old lady was
his mother. He was an honored, happy man,
for strict Honor and Truth had• been his
guide through life.
M.A.Taixtozyr.—One of the most remarka
ble features connected with this interesting
institution, is the successive changes it un
dergoes in the course of its history. For the
first six months it is all "ducky" and "sugar."
As we enter our second olympiad however, a
change comes over not only our affections,
but our apparel; we no longer talk preserz•rs,
while our ruffled shirts have much broader
plaits that they could once boast of. When
the young husband and wife first enter upon
their new relation,- how little do they see
what is before them in the shape of troubles,
gridirons, cradles,• rocking-chairs, cholera in
fantum, bakers' bills, small shoes, paregoric
and hobby horses. As they for the first
time take possession of their new house, and
enjoy its cheering aspect, its regularity and
quiet, and its expreseion of domestic peace
and joy, how little do they anticipate the tri
als and vicissitudes, the deep yet unseen
fountains of joy and sorrow which lie in
In a few years how changed! One after
another has been added, in various ways to
the company which began only with two, un
til at length they find themselves presiding
over a numerous circle of children, and rela
tives, and domestics—the father and mother
both involved in responsibilites, from which
they would have shrunk, had they anticipa
ted them at the outset. In a few years this
happy circle must be broke in upon and scat
tered. Death comes and takes away Abram ;
a young lady, with pink boddice and black
eyes comes in and carries off Alexander; a
third, determined to die a sailor's death,
ships before the mast on a canal; a fourth
growing covetous, starts for California; while
a fifth in all probability, gets his intestines
kicked out by the sorrel bull. At last the
father and mother are left alone; and after
fifty years' of trouble, love, and vexation,
they find themselves worse off than when
they started.- They are not only alone again
but they are alone without the hope of any
We advise all young people to acquire in
early life the habit of using good language,
both in speaking and writing, and to aban
don as early as possible any use of slang
words and phrases. The longer they live the
more difficult the acquisition of such lan
guage will be; and if the golden age of
youth, the proper season for the acquisition -
of language be past in its abuse, the unfortu
nate victim of neglected education is very
probably doomed to talk slang for life.—
Money is not necessary to procure this edu
cation. Every man has it in his pOwer. He
has merely to use the langua g e which - he
reads instead of the slang which he hears ;:to
form his taste from the best speakers, and
poets of the country ; to treasure up choice
phrases in his memory, and habituate him
self to their use—avoiding a ie same time
that pedantic precision andmbast, which
show rather the weakness of a vain ambition
than the polish of an educated mind.
COURTESY.-- , Courtesy is a distinguished fea
ture of civilized and intelligent society. It
is the'most beautiful illustration- of the reftn.
ing power which a higher development al
ways exerts upon our race. By courtesy,
we mean that behavior of man towards man
which one will ask for himself. It is but
part of the mode of carrying out of the Chris
tian precept, which lies at the base of harmo
ny and order among men: "Do unto others as
you would that others should do unto you."
That this precept is divine, as is all moral
truth, is proved by our common appreciation
of its fitness and beauty. Do what we may
in life, the wheels of society can never run
smoothly and well, where the spirit of cour
tesy does not actuate the deeds and thoughts
of man in his intercourse with nom. Neces
sary as it is in civilized society, courtesy has
its power among the lowest and most savage.
That which leads us to do as we would be
done by, especially in the more . refined and
refining intercourse of our lives, is the con
ciliating angel which,- whatever ratty be our
dondition, or whoever we may be, will pow
erfully help to guard us against every enmity
Rlai - '" How do you and your friends feel
now?" said an exultant politician in one of
our western States to a rather irritable mem
ber of the defeated party. "I suppose," said
the latter, "we feel just as Lazarus did when
he was licked by dogs."
x2T— "When does mortification ensue ?"
" When you pop the question, and aro an
Xle°' A lady feeding a printing-press is apt
to catch cold, because she has to lay on damp
.C., - 'llearts—little red things that men and
women play with for money.