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THE HUNTINGDON GLOBE, A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY SOURNAL, DEVOTED TO LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS,
Ctreulation—the largest in the county.
Wednesday, -March 10, 1858.
FOR JUDGE OF SUPREME COURT,
W3l. A. PORTER, of Philadelphia.
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER,
WESLEY FROST, of Fayette Co•
[From the Kansas Nebraska Bill.]
"IT BEING THE INTENT AND MEANING OF THIS
BILL NOT TO LEGISLATE SLAVERY INTO ANY TER
RITORY OR STATE, NOR EXCLUDE IT THEREFROM ;
BUT TO LEAVE THE PEOPLE THEREOF PERFECTLY
FREE TO FORM AND REGULATE THEIR DOMESTIC
INSTITUTIONS IN THEIR OWN WAY, SUBJECT TO
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES."
[Resolution of the Cincinnati Democratic Convention.]
" Rcsolvott, That we recognize the RIGHT MI:PEO
PLE of all the Territories, including Kansas and Nebraska,
Amino TUROUGH THE LEGALLY AND FAIRLY EXPIIES9FD wilt OF
MAJORITY OF ACTUAL RBSIDY.NTS, and whenever the number
of their inhabitants justifies it, TO PORN A CONSTITU
TION, with or without domestic slavery, and be admitted
into to the Union upon ternw of perfect equality with the
[Front President Buchanan's Inaugural.]
- "What a conception, then, was it fur Congress to apply
this simple rale-7-ihat the will of the ntqforily shall govern
—to the settlement of the question of domestic slavery in
the Territorle;sl •
But be this as it may, it is the imperative and indispen
cable duty of the Government of the United States to secure
to every resident inhabitant the free and independent =pros-
IdOn of his opinion by his vote. Tins SACRED EMIT or EACH
ricarrirm MUST DE PRESERVED!"
,[From Gov. Walker's Letter to the President, accepting his
" I understand that you and your Cabinet cordially con
cur in • the opinion expressed by me, that the actual bona
fide residents of the Territory of Kansas, by a fair and reg
ular vote, unaffected by fraud or violence, must be permitted,
in adopting their State Constitution, to decide for themselves
what shalt. be their social institutions. This is the great
fundamental principle of the act of Congress organizing
that Territory, affirmed by the Supreme Court of the United
States, and is in accordance with the views uniformly ex
pressed by me throughout my public career. 'I contem
plate a peaceful solution of this question by an appeal to
the intelligence and patriotism of the people of Kansas,
who should all participate freely and fully in this decision,
and by s majority of whose votes the decision must be
Made, as-the only and constitutional mode of adjustment.
"I will go and endeavor teat list these difficulties, in the
fl3ll confidence, as strongly expressed by you, that I will be
suttained by all your own high authority with the cordial
co-operation of all your Cabinet."
[lnstructions to Governor Walker.
" There are two great objects connected with the present
excitement, growing out of the affairs of Kansas, and the
attainment of which will bring it to a speedy termination.
These We're clearly and succinctly stated in the President's
recent Inaugural Address, and I embody the paragraphs in
the conmennication, asking your special attention to them.
It is declared-in that instrument to be the imperative and
indispensable duty of the Government of the United States
to secure to every resident inhabitant the fre e and indepen
dent erte-ession of his opinion by his vote. This sacred right
of each, individual must be 2 - eserved ; and that being nc
eotnplished, nothing can be fairer than to leave the people
of a Territory, free from all foreign interference, to decide
their own-destiny for- themselves, subject only to the Con
stitution of - the United States. .
" Upon thes) GREAT BIGHTS OF INDIVIDUAT, AC
TION AND OF PUBLIC DECISION rests the foundation of
American Institutions; and if they are faithfully severed
to the people of Kansas, the political condition of the
country will soon become quiet and satisfactory. TUE IN
STITUTIONS OF KANSAS strouLD BE ESTABLISHED
BY TUE VOTES OF THE PEOPLE OF KANSAS, nnawed
and uninterrupted by force or fraud. And foreign voters
must be - excluded, come whence they may, and every at
tempt to overawe or interrupt the free exercise of the right
of voting must be promptly repelled and punished. Free
dom and safety for the legal voter, and exclusion and pun
ishment for the illegal One---these should be the great prin.
cipleabf your administration."
(Prom Walker's Inaugural Address, approved by the wholc
"Unless the Convention submit TIIIi CONSTITUTION
to a vote of all the actual resident settlers of Kans (s, mat the
election be fairly and justly conducted. TIIE CONSTITUTION
Inn II; AND OBOIST TO BE, REJECTED BY CONGRESS."
- (Front Governor Ira/Jeer's TopeTca Spereit. - 1
"I }will say then to you, gentleman. that if they du tut
appoint a fair and impartial mode by which the moprity
of the actual bona fide, resident settlers of Kansas shall rat',
through the instrumentality of impartial judges, Iwili join
you in all lawful opposition to their doings, and the Presi
dent and Congress will reject the Chnstitation.
"I say to you, that unless a full and fair opportunity is
given to the people of Kansas to decide for themselves what
Oa be their form of Government, including the sectional
eptestion which has so long divided you—unless, I repeat.
they grant you such an opportunity, I have one power of
which no man or set of men can deprive inc. and to which
I shall unhesitatingly resort, and thilt, is to join you in &M
AI opposition to their acts."
- -New Advertisements.
AQP . Notice, by D. Caldwell, Prothonotary.
Jai-Executors' Notice, by B. h;
.4s'-tiblbrellas and Parasols, by T. Fussel of Philad'a.
Jar•Staio Capital Bindery, by G. A. Brooks, Harrisburg.
• 1 .1300 K BISDERY.—We invite attention to
the advertisement of our young friend GEO.
4. nitooKs. Ms establishment is one of the
best in the State, and we have the utmost
confidence in his ability to give general satis
faction. See advertisement.
TILE STATE CONVENTION.—We give the
proceedings of the Convention at length in
to-day's Globe, and we ask for them a care
ful perusal. We were an outside member
of the Convention, from the beginning to the
end of it, and if anything was wanting to
confirm us in our faith, it -was the desperate
means resorted to by the leaders of the ma
jority 'to force through the Convention reso
lutiOns such as could not be endorsed by the
Denier:ratio, party. Men came there as dele
gates who were honestly opposed to the Le
canton swindle, but a number of them
were soon " made right" through the influ
ence, of the swarm of office holders and ex
pectants in and out of the Convention. We
are proud . of the conduct of the minority of
the Convention. They discharged their duty
—their whole duty—and will be sustained
by the action of Congress.
The_dedication of the German Re
formed'Church in this place on Sabbath last,
brought to town a large number of friends
from the country. The Church was. crowd
ed morning and evening. The collections
and, subscriptions though not sufficient to re
lieve the Congregation from debt, was more
liberal than was expected. The Church,
when finished, will be an ornament to the
town, andwa have no doubt this community
*wilrgid'tn - c - CinfAete it at an early day. Our
citizens will be pleased to learn that Rev.
Ram has. purchased a residence, here and
. 1.411.' seen reside among us,
" SFICAWS SHOW WIIICIr WAX TILE WIND
-Stows.—A news-man in Harrisburg receives
-and distributes daily, in that borough, Two
-si - tisnu.s.p AND TWENTY-FIVE copies of the Phil
adelj)hia "Press," and EIGIIT copies of the
- "Pennsylvanian." This shows the kind of
'POlitiCal reading desired at our capital by
residents and members of the legislature.—
This information is correct, for we have ta
kerr.the trouble to ascertain the truth, and
find as above stated.
FROM WASIIINGTON.—The Washington cor
respondent of the Ledger under date of March
6th says :—" The remaining obstacle to the
passage of the bill for the admission of Kan
sas as a State is abeut to be removed. Many
northern members of both Houses are reluc
tant to vote for the bill without the insertion
of a clause annulling that provision of the Le
compton Constitution which prohibits any al
teration thereof until after the year 1864.
To vote for the bill, without the proposed
amendment, would, they say, be tantamount
to a direct vote for the purpose of forcing sla
very upon Kansas against the will of its in
habitants. It is ascertained that the bill
will be hazarded in the House, without the
amendment, of which Mr. Pugh has given
notice in the Senate.
Senator Houston has been active for some
days, in the endeavor to reconcile the South
ern State Rights men, to the ad.option of Mr.
Pugh's proposition, and has succeeded.—
Nearly all of them have relinquished their
opposition to it.
After the revulsions of 1708 and of 1837,
the country clamored for a general bankrupt
act, and Congress. yielding to the demand,
passed. acts, on each occasion, leaning, in ac
cordance with the sentiment of the day, in
favor of the debtor interest- Both acts were
in turn, repudiated and repealed before the
time to which they were limited. The debt
or interest again asks for relief from the con
sequences of the late revulsion, and it is prob
able that a bill will be soon introduced, that
will enable all debtors to wipe out there In
debtedness. It is the worst possible time to
legislate on the subject, as former experience
has shown ; for when a great number of men,
lately active in business, are prostrated, the
act of Congress is almost certain to be so
framed as to amount merely to a, bill for
their relief, without a proper regard for the
interests of creditors."
BURGLARY.—On Sunday night last, the
Jewelry store of John Frish was broken into
and several pistols, a lot of portmonias, spec
takles, &e. were carried off. An attempt had
also been made to enter the stores of Fisher
& McMurtrie, Henry Roman,
Rigger. The fool, after boring our door,
breaking three pains of glass and removing
the lower sash of a front window, took -pos
session of our job office. How long he re
mained we are not able to say, but, with the
exception of a powder flask and powder, he
left our property inside the office as he found
it. Ile certainly supposed he was entering a
store or some other moneyed institution,
when he was crawling in at the window, but
coming in contact with our black-book was
enough to satisfy him that he had got in the
wrong box for money.
On Monday afternoon a stranger was ar
rested at M'Connelstown, by Mr. David En
yeart, having in his possession the missing
articles. Ile was brought to town, had a
hearing before Esq. Snare, who committed
him to the county prison. The prisoner gave
his name as Wm. Williams, from Cincinnati.
The tools with which the burglar operated
had been taken from Mr. Bartle's shop.
SUDDEN DEATII.-011 Saturday last Maj.
JAMES PORTER, an old and highly esteemed
citizen of Henderson township, Huntingdon
county, died very suddenly, at the residence
of his son-in-law John Henry, on Shavers
Creek. He was in his usual health up till
five o'clock in the evening, and was engaged
in writing a letter, when he received a para
lytic stroke, which terminated his life instant
ly. He was an upright and honest man—a
consistent christian ; and there is every reas
on to believe, fully prepared for his sudden
The Present Temper of Kansas.
The Territorial Legislature of Kansas,
which has just closed its session, was elected
in October last by an overwhelming majority
of the popular vote, and if Governor Walker
and Secretary Stanton can be believed, they
unquestionably represent the feelings and
views of nine-tenths of the people of the Ter
ritory. This being so, the following resolu
tions which were unanimously adopted on the
very last night of the session by both bran
ches, are significant and suggestive of the re
sults which will follow in Kansas when the
Lecompton Constitution is attempted to be
forced upon them by Congress.
Resolved, By the Legislative assembly of
the Territory of Kansas, the council concur
That we do hereby for the last time solemn
ly protest against the admission of Kansas
into the Union under the Lecompton Consti
tution—that we hurl back with scorn the li
belous charge that the freemen of Kansas
are a lawless people; that, relying upon the
justice of our cause, we do hereby, in behalf
of the people we represent, solemnly pledge
ourselves. to each other, to our friends in Con
gress and in the States, our lives, our fortunes,
and our sacred honor to resist the Lecomp
ton Constitution and Government by the
force of arms, if necessary—that,, in this per
ilous hour of our history, we appeal to the
civilized world for the rectitude of our posi
tion, and call upon the friends of freedom
every where to array themselves against the
last act of oppression in the Kansas drama.
_Resolved, That the Governor be requested
to immediately transmit certified copies of
these resolutions to the President, Speaker
of the House of Representatives, and the Pres
ident-of the Senate of the Congress of the
United States, and to our member in Congress
and that the same be presented to both bran
ches of Congress.
liar The Pennsylvania Railroad held its an
nual election for Dire . ctors on Monday,at Phil
adelphia. The following board was eleced :
DIRECTORS-J. Edgar Thompson, Wash
ington Butcher, Win. R. Thompson, Josiah
Bacon, Thomas Mellon, John Hultne,, G. D.
Rosengarten, Walter Morris.
MoNmr, March Ist. Senate.—Mr. Finney
read in place a bill to erect a new county out
of parts of Erie, Crawford, and Warren.
Tibuse.—Numerous patitions praying the
repeal of the tonnage tax on the Pennsylva
nia, and HarrisbArg and Lancaster Railroads,
were presented. A memorial from the offi
cers of the Sunbury and Erie Railroad, pro
posing to purchase the State canals, was read;
also, a petition of citizens of Northumber
land county, praying that the canals may be
disposed of to said company. Several peti
tions were presented praying for the repeal
of the County Superintendency. Mr. Houtz
offered five petitions, numerously signed, ask
ing a modification of, the license law now in
operation ; four remonstrances against the
annexation of any part of Huntingdon to
Fulton county; a petition of citizens of Brady
township, Huntingdon county, praying that
that portion of said township lying in Kishwo
quillas valley, may be annexed to Mifflin co.
A bill was reported, conferring upon the Com
missioners of Mifflin county the powers and
authority of Directors of the Poor.
TUESDAY. Senate.—Petitions were present
ed as follows :—Fifty-three, praying the re
peal of the tonnage tax; for the modification
of the existing license law ; in favor of the
passage of the militia bill pending in the
House; for a new county out of parts of Erie,
Crawford, and Warren counties ; one from
John Dougherty of Huntingdon county, on
the subject of a metallic currency. Mr.
Wright read in place, a bill dividing the
city of Philadelphia into single Senatorial
and Representative districts. A supplement
to the charter of the Huntingdon and Broad
Top Mountain Railroad and Coal Company
passed finally. A bill relative to Sheriff's
sal6 passed third reading. Other bills pass
ed finally as follows, viz : one extending the
sheriff's interpleader act of Philadelphia to
the several counties of the Commonwealth ;
one relative to the payment of tolls on turn
pikes and plank roads ; and one to prevent
the fraudulent crossing of bridges without
payment of toll. house.—Bills relative to
the borough of Alexandria, and to the West
township election districts in Huntingdon
county, passed second and final readings.—
The postage bill for -this house for the month
of February, reads as followe, viz :
Documents sent, $1,835 14
Documents received, 189 36
Letters sent, 555 56
Letters received, 216 99
WEDNESDAY. Senate.--The committee on
Judiciary, reported the bill to authorize the
commissioners of Huntingdon county, to
erect a lock-up at Conlmont in said county,
with a negative recommendation. The bill
extending the charter of the Merchants' and
Manufacturers' Bank of Pittsburg passed
second reading. A bill incorporating the
Bedford rail road company passed finally.—
The bill conferring the duties of Directors of
the Poor on °the Commissioners of Mifflin
county passed finally. House,--The com
mittee of Ways and Means reported the bill
relative to the sale of the State canals. The
Militia bill was under consideration up to
the hour of adjournment.
TRURSDAY. Senate.—Four petitions pray
ing the repeal of the tonnage tax were pre
sented. The bill extending the charter of
the Merchants' and Manufacturers' Bank of
Pittsburg passed finally. The House met
at 10 o'clock and almost immediately ad
journed, yielding the Hall to the Democratic
State Convention. Both Houses adjourned
until next Monday at 3 o'clock, P. M.
The proceedings of the Convention having
reached your ere this, and in detail, I re
frain from making any notes of its doings.
Monday, .711 . a c 76 BTh, 1858.
Ae" On the 12th ult. ; died, near Burnt Cab
ins, in Huntingdon county, Pa., after a few
days' illness, Mr. James Cree, sen., aged eigh
ty-one years. Several days before he died,
his - wife, Mrs. Elisabeth Cree, aged eighty
three years, took sick and died upon the 10
And several days before her death, her sister,
Miss Polly Walker, aged eighty-one years,
took sick and died on the 22d. Thus, in
twelve days, Mr. John Cree has followed to
the tomb the remains of his father, mother,
and aunt. This is a remarkable case of mor
tality among members of the same family,
when taken into connection with the fact that
neither of them died of any contagious dis
Naw MEAsuan roe. KA.N . S4S.—The- Wash
ington correspondent of the Press says :—"
have heard .that the measure that is proposed,
and excites most inquiry is a bill to authorize
the Territorial Legislature of Kansas, which
will not expire until November next, to call
another Convention: This is a legal body,
and represents the people most assuredly—
more, indeed, than any other body ever as
sembled in Kansas. The details of the mea
sure are under consideration, and have not
Vir The St. Louis Democrat gives the fol
lowing remarkable circumstance in connec
tion with the burning of the Pacific Hotel, in
that city. " . A. prominent citizen received
this intelligence by letter from his wife, now
residing in New York State. On the night
of the terrible destruction of the Pacific
Hotel, a little brother of Henry Rochester,
living at home with his parents, near Avon,
in New York, awoke some time after mid
night, with screaming and tears, saying that
the hotel in, St. Louis was on fire, and his
brother Henry was burning to death. So in
tense was his alarm and. horror that it was
with considerable difficulty ho could be qui
eted. On the following day at noon the pa
rents received a telegraphic despatch from
this city, confirming the little boy's dream in
The New Democratic Era—The Inaugu
ration of the Reign of Democratic Pro
,attempt of some of the advocates of
the Lecompton Constitution in, high places,
and. as conductors of Administration journals,
to prosuF.ibp .4, Democrats who oppose that
fraud upon, ate people of Kansas, and to read
them out of the party,-would be supremely
ridiculous were it not that it frequently seems
to have the sanction of the Administration
itself, as well as some in high legislative po
sitions. This, and this only, gives it impor
tance, and has caused it to be noticed. by some
of - the Democratic journals, and. among them,
the Richmond Enquirer.
We have heard and seen of late several
silly attempts to compare the course of Mr.
Buchanan on the Lecompton Constitution
with that of General Jackson on the Bank of
1 the United States. No two questions could
be more unlike. That was *an appeal from
the time-serving traders in politics to the hon
e est hearts of the masses. The Lecompton is
sue is an appeal to the time-serving traders
in politics /ma the convictions of the honest
heart of the masses. And how different was
the manly bearing of General Jackson's Ad
ministration towards those of his party and
his friends who differed with him on this, the
great question of his Administration, and the
great issue of that day!
Did any,one* ever hear of Gen. Jackson, or
any member of his Administration, or any
member of Congress, or any Democratic news
paper, or any Convention of Democrats doubt
ing the Democracy, or attempting to read out
of the party Mr. Dallas, or Mr. Wilkins, and
the two or three other Democratic Senators
who voted with them for the United States
Bank in the Senate, either before or after
Gen. Jackson's veto? Or, who ever heard, at
that time, any doubts about the Democracyof
Henry Horn, of Philadelphia ; John C. Bu
cher, of Dauphin; Joel K. Mann, of Mont
gomery ; Lewis Dewart, of Northumberland ;
Joshua Evans, of Delaware ; Peter Ihrie, of
Northampton; Thos. H. Crawford, of Frank
lin ; Robert McCoy, of Mifflin, and other
Democrats who voted for the bank in com
pany with Geo. McDuffie, of South Carolina,
and. others of the same party ? Or who ever
heard, that any of them ever lost the friend
ship or confidence of Gen. Jackson by thus
voting against his favorite measure?
Why, it is notorious that these very Penn
sylvania Democrats we have named were then,
and continued to be while he and they lived,
his fast and particular friends. Gen. Jack
, son hada noble heart. This country has had
many great and good men, but it has had two
that tower above the rest, and these two were
very different - characteristics, each being his
only parallel—Washington first, and Jackson_
next. W e w ill not soon, if ever, have two
others to compare with either of them.
And what was the course of the next Dem
ocratic Administration—Mr. Van Buren's ?
The favorite and great measure of his Ad
ministration was the "Independent Treasu
ry." And how did he and his Administra
tion, and. the Democratic party of that day,
act towards those who opposed it ?
Among the foremost in this opposition was
James M.. Mason, of Virginia, then in the
House of representatives, and now a Sentaor
from that State, and one of the Chief High
Priests who is officiating in the excommunica
tion of 'Stephen A. _Douglas, Robbert J.
Walker, Henry A. Wise, and the hundreds
of thousands of other good and true Demo
crats of all times past who oppose the Lecomp-=
Wer.e Mr. Mason and the Southern Demo
crats who acted with him read out of the Dem
ocratic party ? or told that they had joined
the Opposition, and treated by Mr. Iran Bu
ren's Administration as enemies ? Let Mr.
Mr. Polk's was the next - Democratic Admin
istration, and the Tariff of 1846 was the first
and most important political measure he .pro
! posed. The Mexican war forced upon him,
and was not of his seeking; but the Tariff
sprung from himself. It was his favorite
measure. And what was the course pursued
by him and his Administration toward those
who opposed it ?
Was.. Dre. Sturgeon, or Joel Ritter, or Chas.
J. Ingersoll, or Richard Brodhead, or James
Thompson (now - Judge of the Supreme Court),
or 3. S. Yost (now United States Marshal),
who voted against this tariff, treated as ene
mies by Mr. Polk, or his Administration, or
did any one ever attempt to read out of the
party any who opposed this measure. Or
1 did his Postmaster General, Cave Johnson,
or his Secretary of the Treasury, Robert S.
Walker, or his Secretary of State, Mr. Bu
chanan, require all the subordinates in their
departments, from Governors of 'Teriiteries
down to postmasters in country villages, and
tide-waiters, to sustain the Administration
on, this question, or be turned out of office ?
Did the Hon. Howell Cobb, or lion. Jacob
Thompson, repudiate their Democratic asso
ciates in Congress who voted against it, and
refuse them political brotherhood ?
The Administration of General Pierce was
the next Democratic one. The great measure
that marked it was the passage of the Kan
sas-Nebraska act, and it was known that
this was near and. dear to his heart. And
yet; the Democrats who voted against it in
Congress, or those who opposed and con
demned it elsewhere, were not proscribed by
Gen. Pierce and his Administration, or read
out of the party. Were 'Walker, of Wiscon
sin, and Allen, of Rhode island, and one or
two other Democratic members of the Senate
-who voted against it, proscribed by the Ad
ministration, and attempted to be read out
of the party by their colleagues for so voting?
Did Trout, Drum, or Gamble, of Pennsylva
nia, Millson, of Virginia, Campbell, of Ten
nessee, Seymour, of Connecticut, Fuller, of
Maine, and several other Democrats who
voted with them, ever lose their position in
the party for their votes ?
Why, Gov. Bigler himself, now one of the
foremost in the Senate to whip in or force
out of the Democratic party, under Adminis
tration prestige, Judge Douglas and those
who think and act with him, and to teach
him the meaning of the Cincinnati platform
and the -Kansas-Nebraska act, himself de
nounced and condemned that act, and par
ticularly the repeal of the Missouri Compro=
Anieeaupon the stump, when ho was the Deni
--oefaitc candidate for re-election, and used
his influence successfully to prevent the Dem
ocratic State Convention at that time from
endorsing it. We never heard that he was
read out of the party for this, or for his free
soil votes when in the Legislature.
In all the Administrative measures to
which we have referred, the Democrats who
opposed them voted and acted with the oppo
sition party, and yet were never charged
with being Whigs, or Free-Soilers, or having
jotned, the enemies of the Democratic party.
Such• a charge would have been absurd.—
The fact is, this whole scheme is a new and
But we have said enough at this time, we
think, to show what has been the course pur
sued by past Democratic Administrations,
and by the party in past times on similar
Administration measures. We think it should
teach in all quarters a little more liberality.
The Democratic party in the Northern States
cannot afford to be divided, or pared down
much more—it has been growing small by
degrees and beautifully less for some time.
We think the depleting system has been car
ried on long enough, and that it is time it
began to be strengthened by more invigora
ting food. or medicine.—The Press.
The General Bankrupt Law.
A circular has been issued in New York,
to the business men of the nation, asking
their co-operation to induce Congress to pass
a general bankrupt law. The following are
the arguments they use in favor of the law:
"First—That all credits should alone be
based upon property and character, and that
creditors should have the right secured to
them, by laws equally operative throughout
the land, by which they can share pro rata
in the distribution of 411 insolvent debtors
"Second—That a general law, liberal in
its provisions, and which shall discharge the
debtor from his liabilities upon the surren
der of his property, will not only be humane,
and a great public gain, but will leave the
great moral link connecting debtor and cred
itor unsevered, impelling the former to nse
the energies thus generously released in re
paying the losses of the latter.
"Third—That the small dividends under
the law of 1841, should have no weight
against the passage of the present proposed
law, from the fact that the insolvents of 1841
were made so by the revulsion of 1837, or
previously, and, as a natural consequence,
had used up their assets by family livings,
speculations, law expenses, &e. ; &c., previous
to its passage.
"Fourth—The immediate passage of a lib
eral bankrupt law would not only secure
millions of dollars to present creditors, that
otherwise must be wholly lost, but would im
mediately restore to the active business com
munity thousands of honest, industrious and
enterprising men, free from debt,: and with
out the loss of their business friends, or the
entire destruction of their faculties by hope
less delay or idleness.
" Fifth—The passage of the proposed law
would operate to entirely sugereedc the sys
tem of preferred creditors, by which the mo
ney lender takes not only precedence over all
others, but absorbs the very property sold
and delivered in good faith by importers, job
bers, manufacturers, &c., &c., instead of se
curing, with strict and equitable justice, an
equal division of the entire estate of bank
rupts, among all and every description of
"sixth—'The immediate adoption by Con
gress of the proposed law will restore general
confidence, and revive business at once; not
merely by securing the assets of the debtor
for the creditor, or the discharge of the for
mer, that he may again be of use to himself,
family, and society ; but as a basis upon
which thousands yet doing business can meet
their creditors, explain their position, without
fear, and thus possibly be saved. from ultimate
" Seventh—That, from general observations
made within the last six months, it is asser
tainedthat a majority of the business commu
nity, at the present time, are fully of the opin
ion that the Bankrupt Law of 1841 should not
have been repealed, but simply amened in
some of its provisions. Had that been done,
and the law remained upon the statute-book
to this day, it would be looked upon as not
only.the great sheet anchor for the protection
of the creditors, but as the most conservative
law of the land."
The bankrupt law of 1841 relieved debtors
of some 200 millions of dollars of debt. Of
course, creditors suffered to the same extent.
The question has two sides to it, and ought to
be well considered.
PHIL ADEMPRIA. 111.A.ILICETS.
SArunniir, March o.—There is little or no alteration in
Breadstuffs to-day, and the dour market is inactive. Sales
comprise about 350 bbls, superfine, at $4.50; 700 bbls. good
Western extra at $5; 400 bbls gamy extra family flour at
$5.00 £ bbl, for common to extra and family brands, ac
cording to quality. Corn meal and Rye flour are but lit
tle inquired for and held at former quotations with very
little selling. Wheats are in small stock, with but Hulked
sales of red at 103©107c, and white at 120®130e, accord
ing to quality. Corn meets with a good demand, and 70
SOOO bus. yellow have been taken for shipment at GOc in
store. Oats are in steady demand at 34@.35c, the latter fur
Penna. in store. Bye is wanted by the distillers, and 1,200
bus- have been sold at 70c.
iti A.ltniE D.
On the 4th inst.,at the house of David Stever, near Cass
viile, by Rev. W. Bradshaw Bachteh DAracr, B. Orr, of Bed
ford co., to Miss ISLuvrn,s. Mu.tx,n, of Cassville,Huntingdon
At the same time and place. by the same, Mr. EMU: M.
GREEN, to Miss MARY ANN STEvEtt . , daughter of David Ste
ver, all of Cassville, Huntingdon co., Da.
On the 34 inst., bj , Roy. R. Pletcher, Mr. Naxos SLUT., to
Mrs. N.tscr ti.Qarvx,nll of Iluntingdon, Pa.
On Saturday the Gth inst., in Barret: township, Hunting
don connty, :Maj. JAvEd PoRTER, aged about 66 years.
TSFOTICE is hereby given to all persons
whom it may concern, that the trust :Account of
Henry Roberts, committee of llgNar WAUFEL, a lunatic,
late of West township, dec'd., has been filed mid %via b e
presented to the Court of CoMmon Pleas of Huntingdon
county, on 'MONDAY, the 12th day of APRIL, next, fur
confirmation, when and where all persont interested can
attend if they see proper. D. CALDWELL,
Huntingdon, March 10, 183 . 8--.4.t. Prothonotary.
Trl 4 XECUTORS' NOTlCE.—Estato of
RODERT FixAiNc, deed.—All persons interested are
hereby notified that Letters Testamentary have been grant
ed to the undersigned FAcentors of the last will and tes
tament of Robert Fleming, late of Dublin township, Hun
tingdon eounty,,dee'd., and all persons having claims or
detuand/ against said estate will present them without de
la'y, and those indebted to said estate kill make innnedi
ate payment. WILLIAM FLEMING,
i'darch.lo, ISSS.* Executors.
Q TATE CAPITAL BINDERY, No.. (5 - 6
k mdutKET STREET, (Cunkle's Building,.) Harrisburg.,
Penna. The subscriber haring at a, 1ie5.1.3 - expense fitted
up and entire now Bindery, with materials,. _
of the latest and most improved patterns, - J P? ff:t r , .-
now possesses facilities for the Manufacture ..,,- 1- , • , -
of Blank Books for County Offices, Banks, , ISR.41„„„
Coal and Insurance Companies, Merchants, &c., nut ex.-
celled by any establishment in the State.
Old Ilooks, Law Books, Periodicals, &c., botnd to any
style and pattern.
All binds of Ruling neatly done.
The Central location of liarrishurg, renders it easily ac
cessible from all parts Of the country, so that goods can be
safely forwarded to me by Express, with an order stating
the manner in which work is to be done, when it will
speedily be attended to and retu'rued in sank manner.
The patronage of the citizens of Huntingdon and vicin
ity, is respectfully solicited.
Remember one thing in particular, that everything in
tho establishment is ENTnu:Lv Ntvv, so that I cannot fail
to do good work.
Mr. V. L. Huttor, (formerly of tho firm of-W. 0. Ilickolt
& Co., has the immediate control of ail Binding.
llarribburg, March 10,1858-10 i
SHERIFE SALE.--By virtue of a writ
of Lev. Pia. to . me diroted, will
.be . sold at Public
Su e or Outcry, at the town of ,Warrioramarls, on TUES
DAY, the 23'd day of IFfARCH'IBSS, 'at it o'clock, A M.
All that certain lot of ground situate in the town
of Warriosmark, fronting Bald }:ktgio street— feet, and ad
joining lot of Abednago Stephen's err the south, and a 12
feet alley on the north, having a- two-story Frame Dwel
ling House, and a Frame Stable, and other buildings there
on erected, and being Lot No. ---- in the plan of said town.
Seized and taken into execution and , to be sold as the prop
erty of Dr. Henry K. Neff.
UMBRELLAS and PARASOrLS.—A
very fine assortment of well made TIMERELLAS
and Fancy and. Plain PARASOLS of every descrip
tion, can be found at the Mann&ctory of the subscri
ber, at the Old Established Stand, North West cor
ner of Fourth and 'Market Streets. -
The attention of dealers in the above description of Goods
is respectfully invited. JOS. FUSSELL,
No. 2 North Fourth St., Cor. of Market street,
Mardi 10, 185S--3m. Philadelphia.
ENRY W. OVERMAN, N0..14
(Old No. 6) South THIRD Street, below Market
eIphia,LEATILER DEALER. Calf Skins, Morocco
Linings, liindingg, RED AND OAK. SOLE LEATHER,
N. E.—Rough Leather, bought or taken in exchange'.
March 3, ISSS--ly.
XECUTORS' NOTlCE.—Estate of
JAMES TONES, deed.--. 6.11 persons interested are
ereby notified that Letters Testamentary have been grant
ed to the undersigned - Executors' of the last will and testa.'
meat of J.ewns Tom, late of Tell township, Huntingdon ,
county, dec'd., and all persons having claims or demands
against said estate will, present them without delay, and
those indebted to said estate will make immediate payrnen t.
JOHN JONES, I /a' ecutors.
JACOB G. 3ONEL,
UTANTED.—A good Journeyman Mil
ler, to work in the Huntingdon Furnace 31111—to
commence on the First of April. None but a good work
man need apply. Apply immediately, to
March 3,1858-4 t
AATTENTION ! ATTENTION I
The undersigned baring rented the Store Room and
Large Ware-house formerly occupied by Wm. Geisinger,
near the old Toll Bridge, and feeling very thankful to tho
citizens of Liuntize,glion, and to his customers in the coun
try, and the public generally, for past favors, be wishes
to make Imown to them that ho will keep constantly on
hand, all kinds of Goods that are generally kept hi Stores
elsewhere; consisting of Groceries, Dry Goods, Queens-
ware, [hardware, Tinware, Crocks, Cc. Also, Boots and
Shoes, and every variety of Goods to accommodate alI per=
sons who may favor him with their patronage. .And he is
determined to sell at the very lowest Cask prices, as he
will not allow himself to be undersold by any other Ettore,
His Ware-hiouse is large and good. The will accommw.
date all persons by Storing, Shipping, or buying their
Grain, of all kinds. He \VW take in exchange, all kinds
of Country Produce.
Friends, please give me a call and examine for yourselves
before purchasing elsewhere.
.4- 7 Z — lle Win :INC) continue the Grocery business at his
old stand, on Hill Street, Huntingdon. The public gene
rally are requested to give him a call. Ile is determined
to sell Cheap for Cos* or Country Prodace.
March 3, IBSS--1111. DAVID GROVE.
S , 1 LLB
S A L I_
F. RAMEY .7 Sealer of Weights and
e . Measures, for this county, gives notice that he will
visit over the county bra few weeks.
. Feb. 24, 1858—it.
EXECUTOR'S NOTICE.-----Le tt o rs
4 Testamentory haring been granted to the under
signed by the Register of llunthigdon county. on the last
will and testament of Frederick List, late of the Borough
and county of Huntingdon, deceased. All persons having
claims and demands against the said estate are requested
to make known the same without delay, and•those indebted
are requested to make immediate payment. -
ADAM ODENWAFILDER, Executor.
Altoona, Blair co., Pa., Fob. :21,1555.
TO MERCHANTS AND FARMERS.
GROUND PLASTER can be had at the Inintingdon
Fleur and Plaster Mins. in any desirable quantities, on
and after the Ist day of March, W.S. We deliver itfreaof
charge on the cars at the depots of the Pennsylvania wad
Broad Top Railroads,
Feb. 24, ISSS.
ORPHANS' COURT SALE of REAL
ESTATE. (ESTATE OF GEO. BUCHANAN, deed.)
By virtue of an Order of the Orphans' Court of Hunting
don county, 1 will offer at Public Sale, on the 'premises, on
TUESDAY, the 10th day of MARCH, ISSS, ecTrart of un
seated Land, in Tod township, Huntingdon county, In the
name of David Lapsley, containing 353 ACRES, more or
less, lying on the Little Valley, partly ow the dividing
Ridge, about 2 miles from Shoups' Mill, and 1 milo from
Jacob Thompsons' at the foot of Broad Top and'the River
Mountains, never laud claimed by Samuel Wallace, being
the same which was conveyed by JOhn . MilleryEgq:, Treas
urer of Huntingdon county, to the said George Buchanan;
by Treasurers Deed, dated 13th April, 1825.
Tsmus or 8/I.E.—One half of the purchase moneY'to be
paid on confirmation of the Sale, and the residue in 1 year
thereafter, with interest, to be secured by the judgment
bond and mortgage of the purchaser:
Feb. 3, 1858. SAMUEL T. 'MOWN, Trustee..
pERSONAL PROPERTY at Publi.
SALR—The undersigned will sell at Public... Sale, at
their Farm, opposite the Dor& of lluntingdon, on Moxn.kr,
the 15th day of Armlet', commencing at 10 o'clock, in the
morning, all the PERSONAL PROPER.TY connected With
their farm; Consisting:of 15 head of llorgßs and Colts, and
mule colt, 21 head of Cows and young cattle, 20 or more
Hogs, three of which are fine breeding Sows; wagons,
plows, harrows, cultivators, &c.; 0. largo assortment of
harness or horse gears, double-trees, single-trees, chain's,
Also a variety of the small tools and artiolosltept upon a
well-stocked Emil; and a quantity of Lay by the ton.
Ttatms.---Eight mouths.credit on all sums above Ton Dol
lars, by giving cotes with approved security.
FISHER & Mc3II7IITRIE.
Ituntingdon, Feb. 17, 185 S.
IVOTICE, to the Creditors of the 1.1un
..L ting(ton, Calabria and Indiana. Turnpike Read Co. )
That the Court of 3.luntingdon county at its January Term
166 , 8. directed to be paid to Creditors one and half per cent
on the amount of their claims on iyjiieh former dividends
have been declared, Which I will paTon the presentation
of their certificates of dePbeit by themterves or their
NOTICE is hereby given to all persons
whom it may concern, that the Court of Common
Pleas of Huntingdon county, have appointed the 12th day
of April, next, for hearing the Application of Samuel
Couts, of Ifendersti' to*nship, - who has applied for the
llonetft of an Act of Assembly, entitled . 4 AN A - or RELATING
To INsot.v.miT DEnronsr approved on the 16th day of .Time,
1836. D. CALDWELL,ProVy.
nuiitingdon, Feb. 17.1858.* j
A DMINISTRATOR'S NO,TIC E.—
Letters or Administration hare beeu granted to tho
sukt;eriber, upon the Estate of &On:OM ISENDKUn t (ut Enoch)
late of Porter township, deceased. All persons indebted
arc requested to make immediate payment, and thosii Lax
ing claims will precept them properly authenticated tome.
SAMUEL .ISENI3EIta, (of Henry) Aduftor.
V. ob. :I,llsB—tit
THE COURT of Common Pleas of
Huntingdon county of .August term, .1557, No. Os.—
Libel ibr Divorce, Martha Bennett vs. Harvey Bennett.—
A. subpar:lla to August Term, and an alias subpoena to No
vernbt,r Term, In; having both beenleturued that iv
sToudent could not be found in said county, and proof
thereof having been made according to tho Act of Assem
bly, in such cttao mado and provided, you, the said Harvey
Bennett, are hereby notified and required to be and appear
before the said court., on the second Monday of April, A.
D., 1838, to answer the complaint oftho said - Martha Ben
net.,GRAMS MILLER, Sheriff.
GEO. A. 'BROOKS
Jiirtuar,y 27. 1957
GRAZFUS MILLER, 'Sheriff.
StIEIZIFF'S OFFICE, j
Huntingdon, March 10, 1858.}
March 3, 1855.*
A. a. McCOY,
Colerain Forges, Ilutecin. co
Conti:um - 1g 170 Acres,
with: good Log House and Stable, about
one half cleared and under Cultivation; lmile
from Cassville, Huntingdon county.
A Farm Containinc , 9 00 Acres
more or less, adjoining the above, with a Saw
Mill, large Stone Ifouse,andother impiovementsr.
One half of this tract is cleared, and the bal
ance heavily timbered, affording an excellent
opportunity for lumbering.
A Cottage House with all neces
sary outbuildings, &c.. situate in Cassville.—
This property is beautifully located and is the
most desirable residence in the village.
An Out Lot Containing 9-Acres.,
will be sold along with the above—partly set
with choice fruit trees in bearing condition.
One Half Interest in an unfirr
ished }louse, situate on Seminary street, in'Cars
Four Lots of ground variously
located in Casvillo.
All of the above property is of, :
fered for sale for what it will bring, in payments
bearing interest ; and if not disposed of sooner,
will be sold at Public Outcry, in Casstille, on
TUESDAY, the 16th day of RANCH, TVS.
Address, GEO. W. SPEER,
iorsss.. • Mount Union.
g. ISETT, Sequestrator
Spruce Creek - , Feb. 3,1858. -
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