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THE HUNTINGDON GLOBE, A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO. LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, &C.
, Circulation—the largest in the county
Wednesday, February 15, 1859
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. BEAD THE NEFF ADFERTISEMENTS.
zep. We are under obligations to W. W.
Stewart, Esq., formerly of Barree township,
now Deputy Sheriff of Placer county, Cali
fornia, for a California Magazine, Governor
Weller's annual message, and several late
DEP. BUt a few weeks more, says an ex
change, remain of the present Congress.—
Thus fur but very little business of general
importance has been transacted. Probably
it is just as well. Buncomb speeches will do
infinitely less injury to the country than ill
advised, special legislation. To provide for
an increase of the revenue and to make the
'necessary appropriations . to keep the wheels
of government moving, are about all, under
present circumstances, that was demanded of
the National Legislature at this session ;
neither of which, however, up to this late day,
has been attended to.
The above remarks will also apply to the
State Legislature. Having very little to do,
the sooner that little is done and a anal ad
journment takes place, the less danger is to
be apprehended from unwise legislation.—
We are of those who believe that " that gov
ernment is best which is governed least,"
and have long thought that biennial sessions
would afford abundant opportunity for the
transaction of all the business which the
good of the Commonwealth requires. Since
the State has rid herself of the public im
provements and abolished the Canal Board,
all the legislation that is needed, could very
readily be disposed of in a month, and that,
too, at intervals of two years.
The Sun newspaper in New York has the
largest circulation of any daily paper printed
in that city. This is owing undoudtedly, to
its independent political course. It has al
ways maintained democratic principles, which
are the the only doctrines that will save the
country from political ruin. Speaking of par
ty dictators, it says :—"Most of the evils, most
of the abuses, most of the corruptions, which
result from party rule in this country, have
their origin in the dictorial power which a few
men exercise over party organizations.—
v:e all call ourselves freemen, and
while we profess to be governed by the wish
es and the will of the majority, we are con
- sciously or unconsciously, the slaves of some
despotism which the so-called leaders of par
ty most ingeniously construct. At Washing
ton, it is the President and his cabinet. At
Albany, it is a clique who set themselves up
as the represeatatives of the interests, and
the commissioned depositaries of the wisdom
of dominant political organization.
In the National Legislature, the represen
tative who dares to assert his personal inde
pendence and to think for himself, and act
upon his own unbiased convictions of the
right, is at once marked as a traitor to his
party ; as a rebel to be subdued, persecuted,
and banished from public station. And so it
is also in our State Legislature. The party
caucus, shaped, guided and controlled by
the party dictators, decrees the law of party
action. No matter how unjust or iniquitous
the scheme, if it receive the caucus endorse
ment, all who are held to owe allegience to
_ party must support and defend it, or suffer
the penalty of political ostracism. This cau
cus contrivance is a terrible engine of politi
cal power. It is a secret inquisition, direc
ted often by the most unscrupulous men,
combined in an unholy alliance, for the pro
motion and attainment of their own selfish
aims and ambitions.
Were it not for the agency of a free press
instructing the people in their rights and du
ties, all real freedom and all even-handed jus
tice would soon be crushed by the corrupt
despotishis which these party dictators are
continually laboring to establish. The chief
security, and the chief protection which we
have against the tyrannies which they would
erect, are the freedom of the press and popu
lar suffrage. Without these, constitutions
would be violated, and all the principles
Which are recognized as the basis of good
government would be flagrantly disregarded.
And freedom of the press and of speech must
be assneiated with popular suffrage to make
it'potent in preventing wrong and defending
- the right.-
They have popular suffrage in France, but
Ilie-laress is shackled and freedom- of . speech
, : interdicted, and the-result is despotic govern
ment. The people are• not edtidared 'a
-kiiirarlidge`.orth e:l:±:righie.tn;ia tiwthrougll
the-agency of an untrariame — lid pie - ati; and of
free public discussion of the acts of their
I Government, and Government, consequently,
is unrestrained by the power of public opin_
ion. In England, while the press is compar
atively free, certain classes only are enfran
chised, and the great mass of the people are
excluded from all direct influence upon, or
control over the acts of their Government.—
The result there is class rule and the monop
oly of power by the few. Against this mon
opoly the people of England are now conten
ding, and their free speech and free press are
powerful agents in the contest in which they
are engaged. But until the people have a
vote in the choice of their rulers, and are
protected by the ballot, they cannot truly be
called free. Here we have free speech, a free
press, and popular suffrage fully guaranteed
to us ; and while we maintain these, and use
our privileges wisely, honestly and fearlessly,
we can overcome and beat down the despot
isms which the organized leaders of party
would set up for their own personal aggran
[Correspondence of The Globe.]
MONDAY, Feb. 7th. SENATE.—BiIIs read
in place : relative to Recorders of Deeds ; rel
ative to the fees of County Surveyors. The
Germantown passenger railway bill occupied
a considerable portion of`the time of the morn
ing session and was passed finally , during the
evening session. It elicited considerable in
terest and gave occasion for a prolonged dis
cussion. lionseo—Petitions: The petition
of Mrs. Horace B. Fry, for a divorce from her
husband was read ; the answer thereto from
Mr. Fry, was also read. This is a case hav
ing considerable importance attached to it.—
It is to be regretted that differences such as
have grown up between these parties, are
permitted to increase and ultimately destroy
the social relation which should exist between
husband and wife. Let this case result as it
may, some heart will receive wounds from
which it cannot recover during life. During
the time it engages the attention of our Leg
islators, the public mind, ever eager to catch
every indication of family fueds, will feast
upon the incidents of this unhappy affair as
they are gradually unfolded to its gaze. One
from Mifflin co. praying that three commis
sioners may be appointed to run the line be
tween the counties of Mifflin and Huntingdon;
two from York fur the abolition of the office
of County Superintendent ; two from Indiana
of the same import ; several for the new coun
ty of Pine.
TUESDAY. HOUSE.—Mr. Wilcox, from the
committee appointed to confer with a similar
committee of the Senate, to make a contract
for the publication of a Daily Legislative Re
cord, made a:minority report, in which he
states that the Senate refused to appoint
such a committee; and that a:majority of the
House committee had entered into a contract
for that purpose with George Bergner & Co.,
and that he refused to assent thereto. Mr.
Foster and Mr. Rose, both made explanations
injustification of their action in the "Record"
matter, which bad been assailed in the "Tel
egraph." They are all republicans, and we
Democrats can afford to look at the family
quarrels. The calender of private bills was
gone through with on first and second ieadings.
The Green and Coates street passenger rail
way being called up, several points of order
were raised, the presentation and decision of
which occupied the time of the House up to
the hour of adjournment.
WEDNESDAY. Sesuare.---Prayer by Rever
end Martz. Bills were reported to incorpo
rate the Bedford Gas Company, and relative
to Banks, and to prevent fraud by Bank offi
cers. The act to incorporate the Penn Ware
house Company of. Philadelphia, came up
and was considered up to the time of adjourn
ment House.—Prayer by _Rev. C. A. Hay.
A bill was reported from the committee on
new counties and County seats, erecting a
new county to be called Monongahela out of
parts of Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland
and Allegheny counties.
Tnuasn AY. SENATE.—Prayer by Rever
end Colder. Bills reported : for the more ef
feclual suppression of counterfeiting ;
tive to costs ; supplement to the act alB3-1,
relative to counties and townships, and coun
ty and township Officers ,• relative to Sheriffs ;
relative to brokers ; relative to the fees of
county surveyors ; relative to recorders of
deeds. The Penn warehouse bill passed fi
nally. John B. Steck, of Jefferson county,
who was appointed a transcribing clerk, ap
peared and was duly qualified. House.—
Prayer by Rev. Bartine, (Methodist Episco
pal.) A remonstrance from citizens of Mif
flin county, against appointing commision
ers to run the boundary lines between Mif
flin and Huntingdon counties was presented.
Mr. Wigton presented a petition from citizens
of Huntingdon county, praying the appoint
ment of such commissioners. Several peti
tions were presented for the erection of the
new counties of Pine, Monongahela, and
Marion. The Green and Coates street rail
road bill passed finally.
FRIDAY. SENATE.—Prayer by Rev. Castle
man of the Episcopal Church. Petitions pre
sented ; One from citizens of Bucks county
praying that a law may be passed, prohibit
ing negroes and mulattoes from coming into
the state with the object of acquiring a resi
dence therein ; one from business men of
Philadelphia, praying the repeal of the ton
nage tax ; one from Fulton county asking
that the tonnage tax be given to the Sher
man's Valley and Broad Top Rail Road Com
pany in exchange for the bonds of that Com
pany. Mr. Schell read in place a bill for the
election of State Treasurer. An act relative
to Recorders of Deeds passed finally. HOUSE.
—Prayer by Rev. Robison (Presbyterian.)—
A memorial was presented, from John Grigg,
father of Mrs. Emily L. Fry, in relation to
the application of his daughter for a divorce.
Several petitions were presented praying for
the repeal of the tonnage tax. Bills reported :
For the reduction of the salary of members of
the Legislature; authorizing justices of the
peace with a jury of six to hear and deter
mine cases of a certain character ; to prevent
frauds at elections ; to erect the new county
of Monongahela. The Green and Coates
street railroad bill which passed yesterday
was retained by the Speaker who refused to
have it forwarded to the Senate until the ex
piration of six days. Some members took
exception to the Speaker's conduct and rais
ed a point of order the discussion of which
occupied considerable time, and was carried
on with much feeling.
SATURDAY. The Senate not in session.
I-lonSra . Payer by - Rev. Miles . , (Baptist.), On
.a notion-to discharge the Railroad commit
teefrom the consideration of the Germantown
:passenger railway, quite a sharp debate
sprang- up in-which members from Philadel
phia'spoke of each other in pretty severe lan
gUate. The billNE-115: pcistpOned
o Tfie" ,goniit:a3 appropriation :bill,
was reporticl; -
't BY TIIE, COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT.
ANSWITW TO CORRESPONDENTS
Miss E. What books on the Art of Teaching will
you advise me to read?" We have no excellent works on
the Art of Teaching, publishe'd: Many bOoks on cduca
tion have been written, and they contain a mixture of
chaff and wheat. Genius discovers how to separate them,
and to appropriate the wheat. Page's "Theory and Prac
tice of Teaching," " Mansfield on American Education,"
"Watts on the Mind," and "Davie's Logic of Mathemat
ics," are favorite books with me, and I can safely recom
mend them to you.
A. E.---" The length, width and thickness of a plank be
ing given, to find the length of one side of a cubical box
matte from it ?" Multiply the length by the width—sub
tract twice the square of the thickness; divide by six
and extract the square root of the quotient.
M. II.—" Why does the moon at her rising, and the sun
at his setting, appear larger than at any other timer—
Your explanation is right. Sometimes the sun at itslti
hag, appears as large as its' setting, from the same
NOTES OP SCLIOOL VISITATIONS
Shirley Tennnship---Allt. Union School.—Samuoll3. Taylor,
teacher; 73 scholars; attendance middling ; order mid
dling; house middling ; 65 scholars read; 35 write; 20
study mental arithmetic; written• arithmetic 20; geogra
phy 12; grammar 12; composition and declamation, once
a week. Order and system of instruction do not prevail
in the school, but we should spare reflections as the house
is inadequate to the necessities -of so many scholars.—
The thriving village is out-growing the school improve
Juniata School —Robert Asking, teacher ; 24 scholars;
attendance middling; 14 scholars read and write; 5 study
arithmetic; geography and grammar, none. '
Union School.—A. It. -Nelson, teacher; 39 scholars; at
tendance good; order middling; house and conveniences
for instruction good; 22 scholars read and write ; 13 study
arithmetic ; grammar 3 ; geography none ; vocal music
Upper Germany School.-31. G. Collins, teacher; 54 schol
ars ; attendance middling; 25 scholars read; 24. write; 23
study arithmetic.; geography 2; grammar 8; order mid
dling; conveniences for instruction poor.
Sniellcer School.—Jno. 'Brown, teacher; 45 scholars; at
tendance middling; 34 scholars read ; 29 write : 23 study
arithmetic; geography 6; grammar 8 ; composition. decla
ration, and review, on Friday. The teacher has the ap
probation and encouragement of the patrons of the
Vineyard Ali?/B.—Thomas H. A3ams, teacher ; 59 schol
ars; 24 read ; 22 write; Arithmetic 19; geography 4; gram
mar 4 ; order in school, good; house very good; quite•cred
itable to Samuel Bell, Esq., the ingenious builder.
Hill Valley School.—John Booth, teacher; 52 scholars;
attendance poor; house good; conveniences for instruction
middling; 18 read ; 20 write; 3 study mental arithmetic;
written arithmetic 6; geogfaph,y 3; grammar 1.
Gilboa School.—Reuben Myers, teacher; 46 scholars; 4 0
read; 20 write; 18 study arithmetic; geography 2; at
Jourdan School.—George Whittaker, teacher; 76 schol
ars ; attendance good; order good ; 25 scholars study arith
metic; geography 15; grammar 6. 39 read; 40 write.
Little Rock School, in Black Log.—Miss Emma McVitty,
teacher; 28 scholars; attendance good; order middling ;.19
14 write; 7 study arithmetic ; geography, 4; gram
Morgan School.—Robert Wilson, teacher; 16 scholars;
attendance poor; 9 read and write; 3 study arithmetic.
Shirley township has 11 schools—a good number of
young, ambitious teachers, who need experience and in
struction in the art of school managemont. Also, a few
with ample experience, but whose jealous opposition to
Teachers Institutes will hinder them from improvement
Shirtcysburg,—Samuel L. Glasgow, teacher, Two at
tempts to visit the school—found it not in session.
CORRESPONDENCE OF VEIE GLOBE .
MR. LEWIS :-" A little correspondence now
and then, may be relished by the best of men."
Therefore I have undertaken to indict a few
lines, giving a hint of the times and tidings
in and around Shirleysburg. The health of
the people is not very remarkable ; but the
numerous cases of pulmonic affections, are
sufficient to warn us against unnecessary ex
posure even in mild winters like the present.
I say pulmonic affections because all the:com
plaints that come under my observation - seem
to rest upon the lungs. Colds, Coughs, sore
throats and catarrhall fevers arc all the af
flictions known to me, except a few areies of
settled consumption, These embrace a very
large district of country, and I do not• inti
mate an extreme amount of sickness.
The village from which I am writing, en
joys its usual amount of quietude, latitude,
longitude, and multitude. Business, here as
in other places is dull. Evening entertain
ments are not very common for the old or the
young—the rich or the poor—the learned or
unlearned. The musical do meet and sing
once a week, but I have not been able to find
any one that would initiate me, therefore my
talents must be hidden behind a bushel.—
Last evening we had a temperance meeting,
and two pretty good lectures. Speaker No.
one, expressed his devotion to the cause—
narrated various struggles of the temperance
men and women, against adverse circumstan
ces—condemned the present law—congratu
lated Shirleysburg on its temperance princi
ples, and excellent house of entertainment—
made a good speech in general, and made
some good impressions on the public mind.
Speaker No. two, was familiar with his
subject in general but not so much so in par
ticulars. He was witty, full of illustration,.
sarcastic and severe—ran on like a race-horse
irregular—now ludicrous, and now didactic—
did not believe in mingling temperance 'and
politics, but did not vote for Bigler the last
time, and will not vote for Packer again nor
let.any body else, if he can help tt. Old
Huntingdon, too, with its four-hundred taxa
bics, three hundred of whom have no.legiti
mate business—"no visible means for a sup
port" caught "Hail Columbia" and a good
rebuke besides. The paupers, or rather the
poor families that apply for aid from the
**House that Jack built," and obtain three
pounds of coffee on Saturday, and then go and
trade two of them for strychnine, also caught
their just deserts. Thus went the temperance
meeting with an appointment for another,:and
plenty of room for reformation in some neigh
I have not seen the Editor of the 'Herald,
lately, but hear that he is as usual. He will
post you up on local matters, and I will. tell
you of territories beyond Jourdan. Black;Log
valley, is still sending out their staves and
hoop-poles. These commodities bring a good
price, and the people seem to know nothing
of hard times. This narrow valley stretches
a distance of, say fifteen mile or more, in our
county and has no post-office. The absence
of one undoubtedly helps to keep away the
financial crisis, or rather the effects of it. , In
the valley I have spoken for a couple of bear
skins, and expect to get them too, for they do
not count game there before "'tie kilt." On
a former visit to a friend, at the foot of Shade
Mountain, we had fat-young-bear-steak, buck
wheat cakes and wild honey—a "dish good
enouet to set before the king." More anon.
- ALPHA. -
MUTILATED COIN.-It has just been discov
ered that there is a quantity of gold coin in
circulation which is not of the required
weight, five dollars weighing nineteen grains
less than the coin ought to weigh. External
ly.the coin is that which is coined at the
mint. But the fraud is perpetrated in the
following ingenious manner; the coin is pla
ced on a lathe and made to revolve. A keen.
narrow chisel is set against the edge, and as
the coin revolves the chisel turns out the in
side of it and penetrates nearly to the centr4,
leaving but two thin shells, as it were, con
nected at the centre. The cavity
. is then
filled up with base metal, the coin xs milled
over again and the edge galvanized, showing
as perfect a specimen of work in fraud as
was ever conceived or executed. Another
mode of mutilating coin, which we see is com
ing into practiCe, is to punch a hole in them
or file off the edges. These practices are of
ccittee , .. obviousio any person who chooses to
exathirie 'coins presented.— Carlisle
Teachers' 'lnstitute at Orbisonia.
In pursuance of public notice, a Teachers' Institute was
'held in Orbisonia., on the 12th inst. The County Superin
tendent was present, and rendered his valuable assistance.
The meeting was organized by appointing Mr. Kough
President, and J. Norris, Secretary.
Mr. Owen expressed his desire to 'benefit the Institute,
but from the absence of school appliances, furniture, &c.,
Be found himself unable to communicate that degree of
instruction which ho would otherwise be able to afford.
Ile urged upon directors the necessity of fitting up one
good house in the district, upon a plan which he delinea
ted, and which, if adopted, would enhance the efficiency
of the teacher in, at least, a two fold degree.
Mr. Kough confirmed the statements of Mr. Owen.
Messrs. Jas. Baker and Norris supported Mr. Owen in his
views, with regard to the internal arrangement of School
Mi. Schwartz was opposed to the use of school houses
for night meeting, on the ground of the injury they fre
quently,sustained from this cause.
The subject of Orthography was introduced by Mr. Owen.
He advocated the teaching the elementary sounds of the
letters through the medium of the black board. The sub
ject by Messrs. Baker, Beers and Norris.
The topic of Reading was then taken up and opened by
Jas. Norris, and developed by Messrs. Stains, Dough, Owen,
11. Beers and E. Baker.
Mr. Owen, boforo.leaving the Institute, expressed his
willingness to meet the teachers, during the Spring, in
any suitable place they might appoint, for the purpose of
holding a Teachers' Institute, which he would endeavor
to render profitable and interesting for the space of one
The snbject of School Government was discussed at cor,
siderable.length. Messrs. IL Beers, Jas. Baker, Wm. IL
Booth, 3. Mireley, B. Chilcote, Hooper, E. Baker, Kough,
J. Beers, Mclninch, Norris, Stains, Turner, Weight, Nealy
A Committee appointed to draft resolutions, reported
the following, to wit:
Resolved, That Teachers' Institutes are necessary for
the qualification of instructors in the rural districts, thor
ough normal training being impracticable.
Resolved, That teaching is fast approximating to a rank
among the learned professions.
Resolved, That no school can be properly systemized
without uniformity of text books.
Resolved, That we give the Superintendent our hearty
thanks for meeting us on the present occasion, and hope
he may be successful in all his endeavors to advance th.e
cause of education.
Resolved, That vocal music may be advantageously prac
ticed in common schools.
Resolved, That the editors of the Huntingdon Globe and
the Shirleysbnrg Herald, be requested to publish the pro
ceedings of this Institute.
Resolved, That the thanks of the meeting aro duo to the
presiding officer and Secretary.
JACOB KOUGH, President.
JAS. NOR IS, Sec'y.
From what we can learn concerning the
above-named project, we may safely predict
that it will prove entirely successful. There
is hardly a doubt but that the "iron steed,"
about whose thundering tramp and roaring
snort we have read so much, will before many
years, come rushing into old Bedford with
all the rattle and clangor of his noisy hoofs.
What an era in the history of our county
will it be, when the farmer shall always
have a market at his own door; when real
estate shall double its value, and labor corn
, mand corresponding wages ; when stage
coaches shall be numbered among the things
that were, and the "occupation" of six horse
road-teams shall have "gone," like Othelli's;
when Broad Top coal shall glow in our grates
at 6 cents a bushel, and hickory shall be
used for nought but liberty poles, axe-han
dles and split-brooms ' • when, in short, we
shall be connected by railroads with the
great cities and commercial marts of this
great country I But a truce to speculation ;
there should be none of that, now, for, doubt
less, contractors and sub-contractors will
show us enough of it before the Bedford
Railroad shall be finished. We only add,
that there is still room on the subscription
books of the Company, for a few more names,
and that all interested in the making of the
road, should once more give it a " shove,"
either by subscribing additionally, them
selves, or by inducing others to do so.—Bed
A Compliment to the Democracy.
Mr. Washburne,.of Maine, one of the lead
ing and most noted Black Republicans in the
House of Representatives, in his late violent
and sectional speech, passed the following
compliment to the Democratic party.
§aid , •
"Letus, Mr. Chairman, learn wisdom from
our opponents. Look at the Democratic par
ty and note its policy. It has held possession
of the Government, with short interruptions ;
for more than a quarter of a century; not be
cause it has been always earnest and has dared
to trust itself. It has never paid court to its
opponents, or stooped to speculate upon their
weaknesses and divisions ; always bold and
uncompromising, it has never doubted its
own sufficiency and invincibility, and so it
has ever been a mighty power in the land."
Mr. Washburn() ) with all his bitterness
against it, had to confess that no other polit
ical organization stood by its principles so
bravely and unflinchingly as the Democratic
Mr The following :paragraph is from an
allusion to Prescott, the historian, in a ser
mon by Dr. Dewey, of Boston—thus :
"But he is gone. God alone is great.—
Man is his instrument. As I was looking at
Dr. Whewall's last work—the Organon—it
was in the very hour when Prescott was pas
sing away, though I was unconscious of that
crisis so solemn to him and to us—l observed
on the tittle page, this striking device•—a
hand holding a torch, and paqsing it to anoth
er hand. I paused upon it. I said with my
self—so we pass on ; so impersonal we are
in God's account; so it is, that a hand is
lifted with a torch, to be transmitted to an
other hand, which shall, in turn, transmit it
to another, on and on, through the ages."
YOUNG LADY BLIND FROM BIRTIL RESTORED
TO SIGHT.—Miss Alice C. Wedge, daughter
of Joseph Wedge, of Platsville, Kendal coun
ty, Illinois, aged years, blind from birth,
had her sight immediately given her by an
operation performed a few days since by Dr.
F. A. Cadwell, late of Toronto, now of this
city. The disease which obscured her visual
organs was cataract, - which completely de
prived her of sight. The operation was an
extremely delicate one, and the double ope
ration -was completed in about three minutes,
leaving the organs looking perfectly natural,
and with good sight in both. No great-suf
fering was realized-by the operation, or has
been at any time since, and she is now train
ing her eyes to the use of moderate light pre
paratory to her departure for home.—Chica
A singular trial is going on at Springfield,
Mass., based on the fact that 22 years ago a
citizen of that county had a horse badly dis
figured by some Person who escaped detection.
Recently, two old residents of that place hav
ing quarrelled, one has charged the other
with having done this mutilation in his pres
ence, while both of them were young men,
in 1837. Upon this, the owner of the horse
has instituted a civil suit for damages against
the person charged with the offence and the
latter has made complaint for perjury against
ttEa..See advertisement of Dr. Sanford's
Lis-erinvigorator in another column.
PHILADELPHIA .111Al2KE TS.
Momir, - February H.—Receipts of flour small and pri
ces rather firmer—sales of 1,500 bbls. at $5 75 for super
fine, and s6' for extras,. Rye flour firm at $l, and corn
meal at $3 62 1 / 2 '. Wheat dull but there is not much offer
ing and prices unchanged—sales of red at $1 34E(.4. 38,
and white tall 45@1 65. Rye commands 85 cts. Corn
in steady demand at previous rates—sales at 3,000 bus.
yellow at 80 cts for dry and 75 cts. for damp. Oats ac
tive at 52 cts.
GROVER & BAKER'S CELEBRA
TED FAMILY SEWING MACHINES.
.New Styles—Prices from $5O to $125. Eaßra
Charge of $5 for Hemmers.
495 Broadway, New York.
730 Chestnut street, Philadelphia.
These Machines sew from two spools, as purchased from
the store, requiring no re-winding of thread; they nem.
Fell, Gather, and Stitch in a supbrior style, finishing each
seam by their own operation, without recourse to the
hand-needle, as is required by other machines. They will
do better and cheaper sewing than a seamstress can, even
if she works for one cent an hour, and are, unquestionably,
the beat Machines in the market for family sewing, on ac
count of their simplicity, durability, ease of management,
and adaptation to all varieties of family sewing—executing
either heavy or fine work with equal facility, and without
As evidence of the unquestioned superiority of their
Machines, the GROVER & BAKER SEWING MACHINE COMPANY
beg leave to respectfully refer to the the following
"Having had ono of Grover t Paker's Machines in my
family for nearly a year and a-half, I take pleasure in
commending it as every way reliable for the purpose for
which it is designed—Family Sewing."—Hrs. Joshua
Leavitt, wife of Rev. Dr. Leavitt, Editor of N. Y. Indepen
"I confess myself delighted with your Sewing Machine,
which has been in my family for many months. It has
always been ready fur duty, requiring no adjustment, and
is easily adapted to every variety of family sewing, by
simply changing the spools of thread."—Mrs. Eliz abeth
Strickland, unfc of Rev. Dr. Strickland, Editor of N. Y.
"After trying several different good machines, I pre
ferred yours, on account Of its simplicity, and the perfect
ease with which it is managed, as well as the strength and
durability of the seam. After long experience, I feel com
petent to speak-in this manner, and to confidently recom
mend it for every variety of family' sewing."—Mrs. E.
B. Spooner, wife of the Editor of BrooLlyn Star.
" I have used a GROPER & BAKER Sewing Machine for
two years, and have found it adapted to all kinds of fam
ily sewing, from Cambric to Broadcloth. Garments have
been worn out without the giving way of a stitch. The
Machine is easily kept in order, and easily used."—Mrs.
A. B. Whipple, wife of Bev. Gee. Whipple, New York.
" Your Sewing Machine has been in use in my family
the past two years, and the ladies request me to give you
their testimonials to its perfect adaptedness, as well as la
bor-saving qualities in the performance of family and
household sewing."—Robert Boorman, .11" - eto York.
" For several months we have used Grover & Baker's
Sewing Machine, and have come to the Conclusion that ev
ery lady who desires her sewing heintifulty and quickly
done, would be most fortunate in possessing one of these
reliable and indefatigable 'iron needle-women,' whose com
bined qualities of beauty, strength and simplicity, are in
valuable."—J. IV. Morris, daughter of Gen. Geo. .1. Morris,
Editor of the Home Journal.
Extract of a letter from THOS. It. La.tviir, Esq., an
American gentleman, now resident in Sydney, New South
Wales, dated January 12, Ib5S :
"I had a tent made in Melbourne, in 1553, in which
there were over three thousand yards of sewing done with
one of Grover & Baker's Machines, and a single seam of that
has outstood all the double seams sewed by sailors with a
needle and twine."
"If Homer could be called up from his murky hacks, lie
would sing the advent of Grover & Baker _as a more be
nignant'iniraele of art than was elver Vulcan's smithy.
He would denounce midnight shirt-making as 'the direful
spring of woes fannumbered.'"---Pmf. North.
"I take pleasure in saying, that the Grover & Baker
Sewing Machines have more than sustained my expecta
tion. After trying and returning others, I have three of
them in operation in my different places, and, after four
years' trial, have no fault to find."—.Y. 11. Hammond, Sen
ator of South Carolina.
"My wife has had one of Grover IC Baker's Family Sew
ing Machines for some time, and I am satisfied it is one of
the best labor-saving machines that has been invented. I
take much pleasure in recommending it to the publie."—
.T. a Harris, Governor of Tennessee.
" It is a beautiful thing, and puts every body into au ex
citement of good humor. Were I a Catholic, I should in
sist upon Saints Grover and Baker having an eternal holi
day in commemoration of their good deeds for humanity."
—Cassius M. Clay.
"I think it by far the best patent in use. This Machine
can be adapted from the finest cambric to the heaviestcas ,
'Amore. It sews stronger, faster, and more beautifully
than one can imagine. If mine could not be replaced,
money could not buy G.Brown, Nashville, Tenn.
"it is speedy, very neat, and durable in its work ; is ea
sily understood and kept in repair. I earnestly recom
mend this Machine to all my acquaintances and others."—
Mrs. dL A. Forrest, Memphis, Tenn.
"We find this Machine to work to our satisfaction, and
With pleasure recommend it to the public, as we believe the
Grover & Baker to be the best Sewing Machine iu use."—
Dean/ Brothers, .Altisonia, Tenn.
"If used exclusively for family purposes; with ordinary
care, I will wager they will last one 'three score years and
ten,' and never get out of fix."—John Erskine, Nashville,
"I have had your Machine for several weeks, and am
perfectly satisfied that the work it doors is the best and most
beautiful that ever was made."—ifitggic Aintison, Nash
"I use my Machine upon coats, dressmaking, and fine
linen stitching, and the work is admirable—far better than
the best build-sewing, or any other maehine I have ever
seen."—Lacy B. Thompson, Nashville, Tenn.
" I gild the work the strongest and most beautiful I have
Aver seen, made either by hand or machine, and regard the
Grover & Baker Machine as one of the greatest blessings to
our sex."—Mrs. Taylor, Nashville, Tenn.
" I have one of Grover & Baker's Sewing Machines in
use in my family, and find it irrvaluable. I can WlllidelltAY
recommend it to till persons in want of a machine:T-6'. T.
Thompson, 2Cashville, Tenn.
" I take pleasure in certifying to the utility of the Gro
ver & Baker Sewing Machines. I have u.edune on almost
every description of work for months, and find it much
stronger and better in every respect than work dune by
hand."—Mrs. it: Wheeler, Nashville, Tenn.
"I would be Unwilling to dispose of my Grover & Baker
Machine for a large amount, could I not replace it again at
pleasure."—Xrs. IL G. Scovel, Nashville, Tenn.
" Our two machines, purchased from you, do the work
of twenty young ladies. We with pleasure recommend
the Grover lc Baker Sewing Machine to be the best in use."
Stillman &Co., Memphis, Tenn.
"The Grover & Baker Sewing Machine works admirably.
I think the stitch and work far superior to that of any
Sewing Machine I over saw. On fine work, I think the
Machine would be hard to heat."---.T. IF: Davie, Memphis,
"I find the Machine easily managed, very durable, and
take pleasure in recommending it to all who wish conve
nience, economy, and pleasure."—Mrs. F. Titus, Memphis,
"The Grover Sc Baker Sewing Machines have given such
satisfaction that we cheerfully i ecommend them to all who
wish a good and substantial Sewing Machine. It executes
work with much care and speed, and more finely than any
other machine I have seen.' —.rs. B. B. Mitchell, Mem
"I am happy to give my testimony in favor of Grover
& Baker's Sewing Machine,
and of the perfect satisfaction
it gives in every respect. It sews neatly, and is by no
means complicated, and I prefer it to all others I have
seen."—.3frs. Bryan, wife of Bev. A. M. Bryan, Memphis,
"It affords me much pleasure to say, that the Machine
works well; and I do not hesitate to recommend it as pos
sessing all the advantages you claim for it. Illy wife is
very much pleased with it, and we take pleasure in certi
fying to this effect."—R. C. Brinkley, Memphis, Tenn.
"It gives me pleasure to find the Grover & Baker Sew
ing Machine giving so much satisfaction. I have it in
constant use, and find it all that could be desired. It is
the most simple and durable machine in use, and I heart
ily recommend White, Memphis, Tenn.
"Having seen, examined, and used many other kinds of
Sewing Machines, I feel free to say, that tho Grover & Ba
ker Machines are far superior to all others in use."—.M.
Francios Setlz, Nashville, Tenn.
"I consider my Sowing Machine invaluable, and would
not take five times its cost, if I could not supply its place.
With it I can do all my family sewing in about one-fourth
the time I could with my hands."—lif. I. Scott, Nashville,
E7' SENDFOR A CIRCULAR. 'ltia
A LOCAL AGENT WANTED
February 16, 1859.
A UDITOR'S NOTICE.
The undersigned Auditor, appointed to distribute the
balance in the bands of George Braustetter, Administra
tor of Abraham Braustetter, dec'd, Wilt meet the parties
interested, at the office of Miles & Dorris, on Saturday, the
12th day of March next, at two o'clock, P. M.
WILLIAM DORRIS, Jr.,
lluntinglon, Feb. 16, 1859-It. ' Auditor.
PERSONAL PROPERTY AT PUB
LIC SALE. The undersigned will sell, at Public
bale, at Hceonnellstown,
Ou Tuesday, March 8, 1859,
the following property, viz :
Work and Harness Horses. Colts. Cows, Young Cattle,
Hogs, Gears, Wagons, Carts, Plows. Harrows, and Cultiva
tors, Sleds, Sleighs, and Light Harness, with a variety of
articles to numerous to mention.
Also, Wheat, Corn, Oats, and Potatoes, by the bushel,
Hay by the ton, and about sixty-ilve acres of Wheat in the
Sale to commence at 10 o'clock, A. M.
TERMS:—A credit of nino months will be given on all
sums above five dollars, by giving notes with approved se
curity. S. S. & H. S. WHARTON.
OSGOOD'S Series of School 13ooks
For sale at r • -
LEWIS' BOOK 6: STATVINERY STORK,
XEW BOOKS !
FOR SALE AT LEWIS' BOOK STORE.
THE ROUSE: A. NEW POCRET IVIANnet, of Rural Architec
ture; or, how to Build Dwellings, Barns, Stables, and
Out Dwellings of allltinds. With a Chapter on Churches
and School-Houses. Price, 50 cents.
THE GA.IIDEN : A Nr.w PoeErn 'MANUAL or Practical Hor
ticulture; or, How to Cultivate Vegetables, Fruits, and
Flo Were. With a Chapter on Ornamental Trees and
Shrubs. Price, 50 cents.
THE FARM : A NEW Pocumx Mmsutd. of Practical Agri
culture; or, How to Cultivate all the Field Crops. With
an Essay on Farm Management, etc. Price,. 50 cents.
DOMESTIC ANIMALS: A NEW POCKET MArnm, of Cattle,
Horse, and Sheep Husbandry; or, How to Dfeed and
Rear the Various Tenants of the Burn-yard, etc., etc.
Price, 50 cents.
HOW TO TALK: A NEw Pocritrr MANUAL of Conversation
and Debate, with Directions for Acquiring a Grammati
cal Style, and more than Five Hundred Common
takes Corrected. Price, 50 cents.
/lOW TO BEHAVE : A Nzw POCKET lifitwAnz of Republi
can Etiquette, and Guide to Correct Personal Babas;
with Rules for Debating Societies and Deliberative As
semblies, etc. Price, 50 cents.
IIOW TO DO BUSINESS: A NEW POCKET MANUAL of
Practical Affairs and Guide to success in Life; with a
Collection of Business Forms, and a Dictionary of Com
mercial Terms, etc. Price, 50 cents.
N - OTICE. •
To the Creditors of the Huntingdon, Cana/rill and
Indiana Turnpike Road Company:
That the Court of Huntingdon county, at the January
term, 1859, appropriated the sum of 1650 03, to pay to
creditors, seven-tenths of one per cent. on the amount of
their claims, on which former dividends have been de
clared, which I will pay on the presentation of their cer
tificates of deposit by themselves or their agents. '
JOHN S. ISETT,
Spruce Creek, Feb. 16, 1859-3t*. Sequestrator.
.—Standard. Hollidaysburg, Democrat cf. Sentinel,
Ebensburg, and Record, Blairsville, insert three times and
charge Giotte office.
On the February, inst., in the Uuntingdon Gas
Company's Coal House, buried in the coal, a bag COntaln
ing twenty-two pounds of coffee. The owner is requested
to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take it
away, otherwise, it will be disposed of according to law.
U. B. LEWIS.
ffuntingdon, Feb. 16, 1859.
I hereby caution all persons against P . M-chasing a
promissory note which I gave Thos. Haling, of Hunting
don county, Pa., in ,November, 1855. I have. not received
value for said note, and I will not pay it.
J. P. 'lllO - MPSON:
Williamsburg, Blair co., Pa., Feb. 16, 1859-3 v.
A UDITOR'S ESTATE.-
[Estate of Ann S. Hays, deceased.]
The undersigned Auditor, appointed by the Orphans'
Court of Huntingdon county, to distribute the one third
of the balance in the hands of John C. Coots, Adminis
trator of Ann S. nays, deceased, late of Barree township;
belonging to William Hays, hereby gives notice to all
persons interested, that he will attend to the duties of hia
appointment, at his office in the borough of Huntingdon,
on Saturday, the sth day of March next, St one o'clock,
I'. 11., when and where all persons are required to present
their claims before the undersigned Auditor, or be debar
red from coming in upon said fund.
THEO. H. CLIBMER,
Huntingdon, Feb. 9,1859—1 t. Auditor:
ITERIFF 'S SALE.—By virtue of a
j writ of Vend. Exp. to me directed, I will expose to
Public Sale, or outcry, at the Court House, in the bor•
ougli of Huntingdon, on Thursday. the 17th day of Fet,ru
cry. at 2 o'clock, P.M., the tullowing described real estate,
to Ira :
All the defendant's interest in and to a lot of ground.
situate in Penn township, Huntingdon county, bounded
by lauds of Isaac Peightal, on the West. Jacob Fink on
the East; containing one acre, more or less, with a. tc o
story LOG 11015Sti and LOG STABLE, thereon erected.
Seized and taken in ext.cution, and to be sold as the men
erry of Henry Barrick,
rlunting - don, Jan. 2,6, MO
ORPHANS' COURT SALE.—
In pursuance of an Order of the Orphans' Court of
Huntingdon county, there will be e.sposed to public sale
on the premises,
On Friday, the 18th February riexi,
All that certain tract of WOOD or MOUNTAIN LAND,
situate in Jackson township, in said county, bOunded by
lands of George. Bell. John WHAM, the heirs of William
Hays. deceased. and by other mountain land,'containing
about 400 ACRES, 10 acres of which are cleared and under
cultivation, and having thereon erected, a two story dwel
ling house and frame f , table. Said tract will be sold all
together, - or in such parcels as may suit purchasers. To
be sold as part of the Real Estate of William Porter, de
ceased, by his Administrators.
The termj will be made Known on the day of Sale".
G. W. PORTER,
January, 26. 18.79.
A FARM AT - PUBLIC SALE.—
The undersigneevill offer at Public Sale, on
Thursday, 10th day of February next,
on the premises; within half a mile of Manor hill, and
nine trifles ofPetcrsburg, A VALUABLE FARM, contain
ing 160 Acres of Good Limestone Land-120 Acres of
which are cleared and in a good state of cultivation, and
the balance well timbered. The improvements are a good
Frame House. 30 by 42 feet. with water at the door; a
first rate Bank Barn, 98 by 45 feet, with a Wagon Shed,
Straw House, and Hog House attached, all new; also a
good Log House,i weatherboarded, Wash House, Wood
House, and Milk Muse; a small Barn, Wagon Shed, &c.—
Also, a large and thriving Orchard of fine fruit. Any per
sons wishing to purchase a Good Farm, cheap, will do well
to call on the subscriber, and examine for themselves.
Tcums As Foizows :—.8300 when knocked down, 51,200
on the first day of April next, and the residue, in two
equal annual payments, secured by the bonds and mort
gage of the purchaser, when a warrantee dotal will be
Sale to commence at 10 o'clock, A. 31.
January 19, 1859.*
Came to the premises of the subscriber, in Walker
township, sometime in October last, a brindle bull, with
white in face, supposed to be two years old next Spring.
The owner is requested to come forward, prove property,
pay charges, and take him away, otherwise, he will be dis
posed of according to law. JOHN ROBB.
Walker tp., Jan. 19, 1.859.*
. TRAY HEIFER.---:
Came to the premises of the subscriber at Coleman
Forges, Franklin township, about the middle of October
last, a red Heifer, with White along the back and belly,
supposed to be about four years old. The owner is reques
ted to come for Ward, prove property, pay charges and take
her away, otherwise, she will be disposed of according to
lacy JOHN BROWN.
Feb. 2, 1859.*
A DMINISTRATOWS NOTICE.
Letters of Administration on the Estate of, JOAN
i.)tNSTON, late of Jackson township, Ifuntingdon co.; de
ceased, having been granted to the undersigned, be here
by notifies all persons indebted to said Estate, to make
immediate payment, and those having claims against the
same, to present them, duly authenticated, for settlement.
Feb. 2, 1859.-Ot
Letters of Administration, on the Estate "of JANE
JOHNSTON, late of Jackson tp., Huntingdon co., dec'd.,
having been granted to the undersigned, be hereby noti
fies all persons indebted to said Estate, to make immediate
payment, and those having claims against the same, to
present them, duly authenticated, for settlement.
Feb. 2, 1859-et
The undersigned Auditor, appointed by the Court
of Common Pleas of Huntingdon county, to distribute the
moneys in the bands of Dr. Daniel Houtz, Assignee of
Henry C. Walker, of porter township, to and amongst
those legally entitled thereto, hereby gives notice that ho
will attend for that purpose, at his Office, in the borough
of Huntingdon, on Thursday, the 3d day of March next,
when and where all persons interested in said fund, are
required to present their claims to the undersigned Audi
tor, or be debarred from coming in on said fund.
lliintingdon, Feb. 2,1859-4 t
DUBLIC SALE OF A VALUABLE
FARM. (Estate of John French, dec'd.)
By order of the Orphans' Court of Huntingdon county,
I will expose to public sale on the premises, on Thursday,
the 10th day of March next, (1859,) at 11 o'clock, A.M., all
that certain plantation and tract of laud situate in Tell
township, Huntingdon county, bounded on the north by
land of John Watters and Benjamin Briggs; on the west
by land of Hagie's heirs, on. the south by land of Jacob.
Felailee, and on the east by land of Mathias F. Shoop and
Barbara Ma. Mullen, containing one_hundred acres, more or
less, having thereon erected a.log dwelling house, log barn
and other improvements.
Trams oP Sm.c.--One third of the purchase.money to be
paid when the sale is confirmed by the Court, and the res
idue to be paid in two equal annual payments, with 'inter
est front the day of confirmation, to be secured 'by tho
bonds and mortgage of the purchaser. ,
Huntingdon, Feb. 2,1.859-6 t: Trustee.
GUITARS, VIOLINS, Bows; Screws,
Bridges, Strings,' Rosin, &c., &c., for sale at
zingia'•Boos, STATToxrur Asp Music Baron.
OF THE WESTEI3II. STATES,
- or sale at
Lewis' Book, Stationery & Music Store