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THE H_UNTINGDON GLOBE, A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, &C.
Wednesday, April 4, 1860
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SEPHIN A DOLGLAS,
[Subject to the decision of the Charleston Convention.]
DEDIOCE.ATIC STATE NOMINATION.
RRY D .31STE3,
Douglas in the South
The daily Newburn (N. C.) Progress of
the 22d ult., says : " From all the signs of
the times, we are confident that Stephen A.
Douglas will be the nominee of the Charles
ton ,Convention, and if so, most likely the
next President of these confederated States.
Mr. Douglas is not exactly our first choice,
and still, bad we a voice at Charleston, we
think we should go for him for the reasons :
First, we believe him a man that the South
can trust; and secondly, that he is probably
the only man who can carry sufficient strength
to defeat the Black Republicans. We do not
think that any sane man can believe that the
contest will be otherwise than between the
nominees of the Charleston and Chicago Con
ventions. That Douglas will go to Charles
ton a head and shoulders above any other
aspirant, there can be no doubt, and his nom
ination on the second ballot would not sur-
The New Orleans Bee of March 14, is can
vassing the claims of the different Democrat
ic candidates for the Presidency, and their
chances of success, says : " We are not very
confident of the ability of any Democrat to
revolutionize most of these (Northern) States,
which is tantamount to the acknowledgment
that the coming Presidential contest will be a
doubtful one, let the nominees be who they
may. Such being the case, it behooves the
Democracy to leave no vantage ground un
guarded—to present their most powerful
champion—to avail themselves of popularity,
influence, and every other adventitious aid.
Now, if there is a candidate who can possibly
stand as good a chance of success in the
doubtful States as Judge Douglas, let us hear
his name. As at present advised, we, in com
mon with most Southern men, desire to wit
ness the success of tile Democratic party, be
cause it still possesses an odor of nationality.
This important object, we think, can best be
promoted by the nomination of Stephen A.
Douglas. Unlike the Democrats, we neither
quarrel with him nor espouse his cause on
account of his controversy with the Adminis
tration. We go for him chiefly because we
believe his candidature will probably win a
victory for nationalism ; in short, because we
want to see the Black Republicans beaten.—
If any other Democrat can be proved to have
a better chance of effecting this great object,
we should be entirely willing to see him nom
inated in preference to all others."
11E5'. The President on Thursday last, trans
mitted a message to the House, firmly pro
testing against the first two clauses of Mr.
Covode's resolution providing for a Select
Committee to examine into alleged abuses
by the President or any other officers of the
government. He defines the President's rights
and duties, taking the ground. that Congress
can act only under the impeaching power.—
Covode's resolution is as follows :
Resolved, That a committee of five members be appoin
ted by the Speaker, for the purpose: First, of investiga
ting whether the President of the United States, or any
other officer of the Government, has, by money, patron
age, or other improper means, sought to influence the ac
tion of Congress, or any committee thereof, for or against
the passage of any law appertaining to the rights of any
State or Territory; and, second, also to investigate wheth
er atm officer or officers of the Government have, by com
bination or otherwise, prevented or defeated, or attempted
to prevent or defeat, the execution of any law or laws
now upon the statute book, and whether the President has
failed or refused to compel the execution of any law there
THE BOROUGH SCHOOLS.—The School Di
rectors met on Monday night last, and elec
ted the following Teachers:
Luther Whipple, Ist Male School.
Robt. Turbett, 2d "
Mrs. Sarah Welsh, 3d "
Miss Ellen Drayton, Ist Female "
Miss Sarah Myers, 2d " it
Mrs. Harriet Gwin. 3d "
Colored School—Sarah Car.
xer. A special despatch from Washington,
dated April 2d, says : " Judge Douglas has
again declared that he will indignantly re
fuse the Charleston nomination, if any at.
tempt is made to put him upon a slave-code
platform, or upon the Administration con
struoition of the Dred Scott decision."
nee' All who are indebted to us for sub
scription, advertising, job work, books, sta
tionery, &c., &c., are earnestly requested to
call and pay up: We want money—must
have it—and must try to get it.
The following is the vote on the bill an
nexing parts of Dublin and Springfield town
ships to Fulton county. The names of Dem
cratic Members are in italic, Opposition in
Rom an :
YEAs—'Messrs. Abbott. Acker, Austin, Barlow, Barnsley,
Bates, Bayard, Beisel, Boyer, Brewster, Bryson, Butler,
Cassell, Collins, Craig, Davis, Durborew, Eckman, Espy,
Frazier, Gordon, 0 minim, (Wash in g ton,) Green, 0 unnison,
Hayes, Keneagy, Kistler, Lawrence, (Washington,)
3PCurcly, igal, 0a4,5, Pancoast, Pinkerton,
Pressley, Preston, Proud foot, Ridgway, house, Seltzer,
Shafer, Sheppard, Strong. Sul tzbaeh, Turner, Van) um,
Wagensoller, Wildey. Wiley, and Thompson, Sputter-51.
NArs—Messrs. A:ken/web, Africa. Beardslee, Brodhead,
Benton, Byrne, Caldwell, Chapin. Czpe. Cozener. Caster.Ccain,
Dismant, Donnelly, Dunlap, Ellenberger, Plenary, Gray,
1101, Jackson, Knight, Long, McDonough, Manifold, Mau
rer, Peirce Pennell, Power, Smith, Slam:back, Walker-32.
The bill to prevent recovery for the sale of
adulterated liquors has become a law. This
act simply declares that to be a statute which
had already been decided by Courts in various
counties. The dealers in spurious liquors will
find themselves engaged in an unprofitable
business, if this law is rigidly enforced, as we
hope it will be here and everywhere.
The bill establishing Free Banking in Penn
sylvania has passed both Houses, and has been
signed by the Governor. The following are
the main provisions and safeguards of the
A certificate stating the particulars as to the bank to
be edtablishecl, must be drawn up and approved, by the
Attorney General, published in the newspapers, recorded
in the courts, and a copy deposited and recorded in the
Auditor General's office.
The Auditor General has the notes engraved and printed.
Every note must be signed by him or his clerk, numbered
and registered, and have stamped on it "secured by the
deposit of public stock."
The stocks deposited must be either of this State, or of
the United States, and the amount of notes issued to the
bank by the Auditor General to be equal to the market
value of the stock, less five per cent., provided that this is
never to exceed ninty-five per cent. of the stock.
Twenty per cent., in specie, must be paid in before the
bank can begin bu,incss. and it must always keep in its
vaults, in specie. twenty per cent. of the amount of notes
issued, as a security additional to the stock, in the hands
of the Auditor General.
The capital stock cannot be less than fifty thousand nor
more than one million of dollars. No note less than five
dollars to be issued.
As soon as the hank stops the payment of specie. the
Auditor General appoints three citizens to make inquiry,
and if they report that the bank is suspended, be is to ap
point a receiver, who is to turn all the assets into money
and pay, first the note holders; second the depositors;
third, the other debts; and fourth, to distribute the re
mainder among the stockbolderspro rata.
The condition of each bank must be published monthly
in the newspapers, and on each semi-annual dividend day
a statement is to be made on the oath of the President and
and Cashier, which is to be sent to the Auditor General,
Published. setting forth minutely the condition of the
bank. Existing banks may come under this bill.
Defalcation is to be punished by imprisonment in the
penitentiary for from one to ten years.
A tax is paid on dividends to the State of from eight to
thirty per cent.
The Sunbury and Erie Railroad bill, de
feated in the House on Friday night by 45
nays to 38 yeas, was reconsidered on Satur
day and passed by the following vote. Dein
crats in italic. Opposition in Roman :
YEAS—Messrs. Abbott, Achenbach, Barlow. Bates. Ben
ton, Beisel, Boyer, Bryson, Burley, Butler, Ca lda;el/, Ca,-
sell, Crane, Davis, Donnelly, Dunlap, Ellmakcr, Fleming,
Goehring. Gordon, Graham, (Butler,) Graham, (Washing
ton.) (tray, Green. Gunnison, Hayes, Iloliuq, Lawrence,
(Washington.) /11'Donougli. Mann, Maurer, Moore, morn:-
son, Pancoast. Pinkerton, rower. Prondfoot, Ridg
way, Rouse, Sel tier. Sheppard. Strong, Teller, Turner. Var
num, Wagenseller, Walker, Wildey, Wiley, Williams, 'Wil
liston, Thompson, Speaker-53.
NAYS—Messrs. Acker, Africa, Austin. Barnsley, Bayard.
Brewster, Brialhead, Byrne, Chapin, Clark, Collins, Cope,
Coulter, Craig. Custer, Dismant, Eckman, Eilcnberger,
hey, Frazier. Hill, Jackson, Kinney, Kistler, Long, MrGon
igal. Manifold, Miller, Peirce, Pressley, Shafer, Smead,
Smith, Stone, Stoneback, Taylor, Wilson-3S.
The first section of the bill is as follows
Be it enacted, &c., That so much of the Gtb
section of the act of April 21, 1858, as re
quires the Attorney General to sue out the
mortgage held against the Sunbury and Erie
Railroad by the Commonwealth, if payment
shall fail to be made within twenty days after
principal or interest shall become due, is
hereby suspended and no proceedings shall
be instituted by virtue thereof, until Febru
ary 1 1862; provided that if any judicial sale
by the State, of said Sunbury and Erie Rail
road, shall or may be made, the amount duo
contractors on that part of said road between
Williamsport and Erie, for work and labor
actually dono, and material furnished be
tween Ist August, 1859, and April Ist, 1860,
shall be preferred to the mortgage held by
the Commonwealth, provided that the sum
thus preferred shall not exceed $500,000; and
provided further, that no suits, proceedings,
or process of any kind whatever, shall be in
stituted, either in law or equity, against said
company, upon any bonds hereafter to be paid
or given out by the said company, until after
the first day of March, A. D. 1862.
The second section allows contractors' liens,
in case of a sale, to take precedence of the
State lien, to the extent of $600,000.
The third section authorises the Sunbury
and Erie Company to contract with other
companies for the completion of their road.
We learn that the same bill passed the
Senate on Monday.
Both Houses will adjourn sine die to-mor
ho war in Mexico continues. The
bombardment of Vera Cruz was renewed on
the morning of the 15th. At 11 A. M., the
women left the city taking refuge on board
the vessels in the harbor, and particularly
on board the American men-of-war where
they met with polite and gallant attention.
Afar The Democracy of Philadelphia have
nominated John Robbins, Esq., for Mayor,
and the Opposition have re-nominated Alex
The contest will be very bitter—both par
ties are sure of success.
MAN KILLED—COURAGOUS BEHAVIOR. or A
LADY.—Mrs. Carthwaite, Wife of the partner
of W. IV. Twist, Esq., says the Alta Califor
nia, 3d inst., killed a native Californian, last
Wednesday night, under the following cir
cumstanPes: Messrs. Twist and Carthwaite
had come to San Francisco to arrange some
business, leaving their store and business in
charge of Mrs: Carthwaite. About ten o'clock
at night, after the store was closed, the Cali
fornian came to the door, and desired admit
tance to obtain a bottle of liquor. Mrs. C.
informed him that she could not open the
store again that night, (he was well known
as a most desperate character;) he insisted
upon entering, and commenced breaking the
windows. Mrs. Carthwaite bade him go
away. He finally broke the door open, and
rushed upon her with a drawn knife. She
fired two shots with a revolver to frighten
him, and finding that there was no other al
ternative, fired again, and shot him through
the head. An examination was held, and she
was acquitted of all blame in the matter. It
occurred twelve miles from Heywood's in
Livermore Valley, near the road to Stockton
from Oakland, in the county of Alameda.
Public Sentiment at Washington
During the last week, we left our sanctum
in charge of our very efficient assistants, and
took a run down to Washington, to note the
situation of affairs at the National Capitol.
We saw and learned a good deal, and be
lieving that some account of matters and
things in that Republic will be of interest to
our readers, we purpose to give them our im
pressions of party polities, &c.
As a matter of course, at a time so close
upon the sittings of the National Conventions
of the respective parties, the Presidential
question is the general topic of conversation,
to the absorption of all others. The situa
tion of the country gives the approaching con
test more than usual interest; and men of
all parties feel a conviction that the result will
be productive of weal or woe to the Union.—
Therefore, the system of electioneering as
sumes a more identified form than et any pre
vious period that we remember. The friends
of the respective candidates profess to be
sanguine of the nomination of their favorite;
but as our feelings in such matters are apt
to run with our judgment, we must make up
our opinions from all the surrounding cir
Then, to begin with the Democracy. In
Washington circles there is but one Demo
cratic candidate seriously talked !about, and
that is Stephen A. Douglas, of Illinois. Sev
eral other gentlemen are named in connec
tion with the office, but they are summed
up as "Anti-Douglas ;" and neither one has
much strength individually, or is there any
concert of action among them in opposition
to their great antagonist. The feeling be
tween these parties is probably stronger than
against Mr. Douglas ; and it is thought they
would sooner see him nominated, than the suc
cess of any one who is more appropriately a
rival. The idea is daily gaining ground, at
Washington, that Mr. Douglas will surely be
the Democratic nominee, in spite of the vio
lent opposition that is made to him in some
sections of the Union. The conviction seems
to be gradually stealing over the minds of
politicians that his nomination is necessary
to insure success; which has its effect even
upon his enemies, many of whom begin to
feel more kindly toward him. The tones of
the South has moderated of late, and he has
many warm friends in that section; among
whom we can mention Senator Brown, of
Mississippi, and the Hon. Roger A. Prior, of
Virginia. In North Carolina, a portion of
the delegates to the Convention are Douglas
men ; and we were told that the Virginia del
egation, or at least the most of them, would
go for him after a ballot or two. The same
will in all probability be the case with Arkan
sas and Tennessee ; and in California, the
friends of Senator Latham, who is friendly to
Douglas, have carried the delegate elections.
We think he will go into the Convention with
a clear majority. The whole north-west,
with her sixty-six votes, is pledged to him,
and there is no one to compete with him, se
riously, for the New England and Middle
States. With all these indications of popu
larity, it is useless to deny that there is bit
ter opposition to him on the part of the radi
cal Southern men. They have lately re
newed their attacks upon him since they have
become aware of his strength, but these ef
forts are only the dying struggles of his ene
mies, who give up the ghost in terrible agony.
If we are allowed to form an opinion_ from
the best evidence presented, and from which
men usually draw their conclusions in sech
cases, we have no doubt of the nomination of
Mr. Douglas. His nomination once made,
his election is certain. The South will rally
to his support with an enthusiasm that will
astonish many persons, and we think there is
no doubt of his carrying every Southern
State. We were told by an opposition gen
tleman from Missouri, that he would sweep
that State by a large majority, and that Bates,
even, could not contest it successfully with him.
Of the candidates of the opposition, Mr.
Seward evidently has the inside track, and
his friends calculate upon his nomination
with certainty. There is considerable oppo
sition to him in some quarters, but it seems
to be conceded on all sides that he can have
the nomination if he desires it. That be will
insist upon it, there can be no doubt. He is
the genuine embodiment of the Republican
party, in reality, the father of it, and is de
serving of the first honor ; moreover he has
been set aside to often too have his claims longer
postponed. His recent speech in the Senate
shows that he is bidding for the Presidency,
and has fully made up his mind to reach it
in the next contest if he can. General Cam
eron has many warm friends in this State,
Massachusetts, New Jersey, Indiana, and
elsewhere, who are urging his claims. They
insist that he is stronger in the doubtful
States than Mr. Seward, and that his election
is more certain. In this there is some plaus
ibility. There is no doubt that General
Cameron is stronger in Pennsylvania and
New Jersey, than Mr. Seward, because he is
considered more conservative in his views.—
The latter would lose heavily in these two
States—particularly in Pennsylvania, and in
the tier of counties bordering on Maryland;
but this loss would partially be made up else
where, though not enough to carry the State.
Mr. Seward's known ultra views would cause
him heavy losses in the large cities among
the commercial classes. Some of the Demo
cratic leaders, at Washington, believe him to
be the strongest candidate the Republicans
can nominate, though we do not think so,
but are of the opinion that he can be more
easily beaten than Cameron or Bates.—
Messrs. Bates and Chase are both mentioned
as candidates, but have not much strength,
and their chances of a nomination are very
remote. The former is considered too non
committal to suit the Republicans, while the
sentiments of the latter upon negro suffrage
are too ultra to ensure a heavy vote, with the
masses. Of course these views are only spec
' ulations, though founded upon the best evi
dence to be had, and whether or not they are
correct can only be determined in the future.
We noticed, while at Washington, that a
much better state of feeling prevails than ex
isted earlier in the session. The struggle for
Speaker seems to have had the effect of ex
hausting the bitterness between the North and
South; and it is to be hoped that this condition
of things will continue, at least until the end
of the session. As is always the case, when
an administration is about coming to a close,
politicians are casting about to see who is
likely to turn uppermost in the struggle. In
both parties they are looking for the man
who is most likely to win ; which, after all,
will have a good deal to do in making the
nominations. Politics is a game of lose and
gain, and all who are parties to it are by no
means patriots, at least this is our impres
The Democratic State Central Committee
has been announced. B. F. Myers and It. B.
Petrikin have been named for this Senatorial
District. The Corresponding Secretaries have
not yet been appointed.
The Veto Message.
Harrisburg, March 22, 1860.
To the State and .11ouse of Representatives of
the Commonwealth, of Pennsylvania :
GENTLEHEIV :-A bill has been presented
for my approval, entitled, " An Act to incor
porate the Mifflin County Bank."
The bill proposes the incorporation of a
bank to be located in the borough of Lewis
town, in the county of Mifflin, with a capital
of one hundred thousand dollars, with power
in the commissioners to increase it to two
hundred thousand dollars, and with the fur.-
ther power in the President and Directors to
increase it to five hundred thousand dollars,
and no person can subscribe for less than five
shares. The number of stockholders cannot
be less than three, nor more than thirty, and
each stockholder shall be a director.
When one hundred shares of stock shall
have been subscribed, and ten dollars paid
on each share to the commissioners, and mort
gages given by the stockholders on incum
bered real estate, within this Commonwealth,
appraised at a sum equal to the par value of
the stock, letters patent are to be issued by
the Governor to the, corporators, and when
the mortgages provided for, shall have been
deposited with the Auditor General, and the
Cashier shall certify under oath, that twenty
five per centum of the capital stock subscribed
has been paid in, the Auditor General is re
quired to deliver to the bank, notes properly
prepared in blank, to the amount of the cap
ital stock, which notes, after being signed by
the proper officers, may be issued by the bank,
and circulated as money, according to the or
dinary course of banking.
I have, therefore, stated, among the prin
cipal objections to the existing banking sys
tem of this Commonwealth, Ist, That a spe
cial act of the Gentral Assembly was an in
dispensible prerequisite to the incorporation
and establishment of a bank—thus conferring
by special legislation, upon a favored few,
powers and privileges which we denied to
others, equally responsible and deserving.—
And, 2d, That no adequate and reliable se
curity is provided for the prompt redemption,
beyond all contingencies, of the promissory
notes, which may be issued by such bank,
and circulated as money. These objections
prompted me to make known to the legisla
ture and the people, that I could not approve
of any additional special chartes for banks of
issue under the laws now in force in this
State. Nor have they, in m y opinion, been
removed, or obviated, by the bill under con
sideration. It is a special charter, and the
security it proposes for the redemption of the
circulating notes of the bank proposed to be
created, I am satisfied, would prove utterly
delusive and insufficient. Mortgages on real
estate, at its full value, situated in any part
of the commonwealth, improved or unim
proved, to be taken at an appraisement, would,
beyond all controversy, be found but a very
inadequate means of insuring prompt pay
ment to the holders of the notes of a bank
which had stopped payment at its counter.—
So far as I have been able to learn, the plan
of banking on real
_estate security, although
often attempted, has uniforriily proved an
absolute failure, even when confined to im
proved land, and it will hardly be pretended
that the system will be made better by ex
tending it to all manner of real estate, wheth
er improved or otherwise, as this bill propo
ses. Of late years, it has been either wholly,
or in part, abandoned. One great reason, is,
its inconvertibility, even when appraised at
its real value. The payment of mortgages
can only he enforced, after great delay, by
tedious proceeding in our courts of justice,
and generally, at - a ruinous sacrifice—hut
where a forced sale could be made at a fair
price, the delay which must necessarily occur,-
would seriously lessen the value of the notes.
It is, however, undeniably, true, that, in a
vast majority of oases, the amount raised, af
ter payment of expenses, fall greatly below
the estimated value of the property, and, in
the end, the securities would thus be absorbed
and the outstanding issue, in a great meas
ure, still unredeeme.
The twenty-five per centum on the amount
of the capital stock, required to be paid by
the shareholders, together with their person
al liability, would, o course, afford some ad
ditional security ; but the history of the past
shows conclusively, that such security is en
tirely worthless in the case of a broken bank.
On the other hand, experience has shown
with equal clearness, that the only mode yet
adopted by which the circulation of a bank
can be made perfectly safe, at all times and
under all circumstances, is by the deposit of
securities which can be converted into money
without the danger of depreciation, or neces
sity of delay. So far as it may depend upon
my action, I am determined that the laws of
the State shall not sanction the further issue
of paper money as a circulating medium,
without placing its prompt redemption be
yond a peradventure. And, as the bill un
der consideration does not, in my opinion,
fulfill that requirement, I am constrained to
return it without the Executive sanction, to
the Ilouse of Representatives, where it origi
nated, for reconsideration.
The bill was afterwards passed by a Con
stitutional majority of two-thirds, over the
Governor's veto. So we shall have another
Lewistown Bank—hope it may not wind up
as the last did.
TERRIBLE AFFAIR AT NEW ORLEANS-A
DINNER PARTY POISONED.-011 the 20th in
stant, Col. Lemley, a lawyer in New Orleans,
gave an extensive dinner party in honor of
a Young man named Hunt, a student of med
icine, who had just graduated. Mr. L.'s
family consisted of himself, wife, and two
daughters, together with his wife's sister,
Mrs. Young and her little son, and Miss Hall.
The guests present were Henry Phelps, a
youth of eighteen, son of - Ex-Alderman Jas.
S. Phelps, Miss Bauligney, Miss Isabel Mc-
Kee, and her sister, and Miss Searles, sister
in-law of ~the Rev. Markham, Presbyterian
minister. After dinner the whole party were
taken dangerously ill, having been poisoned
by arsenic placed in jelly by some of Mr.
L.'s black servants. Mrs. Young's little son
has since died, and Mr. Lemley's two daugh
ters, the Miss McKee's, Miss Bouligney, and
young Phelps are very low, but all the lest
are recovering. Mrs. James S. Phelps and
Mrs. McKee, to whom some of the jelly was
sent, are also ill. Young Hunt left for his
home in the country before any was seized
with sickness, and his fate is unknown--
Four of Mr. Lemley's slaves have been ar
HEAVY CONTRACT.—The Warren Foundry
at Phillipsburg, N. J., have entered into a
contract to supply the New York Water De
partment with $135,000 worth of castings in
the next seven months.
WM. F. PACKER
Mr. A Convention of the Iron Masters of
Pennsylvania 'teas held at Philadelphia on
Thursday the 19th ult., with reference to the
amendments of the Tariff act now pending
in Congress, at which the following resolu
tions were unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That this meeting approve and
commend the bill recently introduced into the
House of Representatives by the Committee
of Ways and Means, proposing a substitute
specific for ad valorem duties upon foreign
iron and other articles imported into the Uni
Resolved, That we regard the seventh sec
tion of said bill relating to iron and the man
ufacture of iron and steel, as satisfactory and
fair to all parties interested in the manufac
ture, and that the duties fixed upon the prin
ciple items in the section do not vary materi
ally from 30 per centum of their average val
ue during the last six years, ending June 30,
1859, and are therefore based upon a fair rev
Resolved, That the enactment of this bill
will enable the American manufacturer to
compete fairly with the foreign, and that it
will tend to prevent those enormous fluctua
tions in the price of iron, which have, under
the ad valorem system, been so disastrous to
home industry, in inflating prices by increas
ing the duty when least needed, and depres
sing them by reducing the duty when most
Resolved, That we urge upon our Repre
sentatives in both branches of Congress to
use all honorable means to pass the same
without delay; it being in accordance with
the views repeatedly expressed by . James Bu
chanan, President of the United States, in
his last annual message to Congress.
The Free Banking Law.
Under the new law the power to establish
banks will exist wherever the requisite capi
tal can be obtained, and a sufficient amount
of business is transacted to render them prof
itable; but while this wide extension of bank
ing privileges is made, every possible precau
tion is taken to guard note-holders against
loss, and indeed they are more completely
and effectually secured than under the old
law. Notwithstanding the many stringent
provisions applicable to our present banks,
failures have occasionally occurred by which
note-holders have been subjected to great
losses, and this seems impossible under the
Under a free-banking system we do not
doubt that the number of banks will be great
ly increased in our State. Indeed, every
prominent village will probably establish such
an institution, and localities which have long
vainly importuned the Legislature will now
gratify their deferred hopes. Many of the
existing banks will also find rival institutions
springing up by their side, for the favoritism
which some of them are accused of manifest
ing towards applicants for discounts, will,
necessarily, lead to new banks. It is proba
able that, in some cases, banks will be estab
lished where they cannot be well sustain
ed ; but the experiment need not, necessarily,
be injurious to the public, for note-holders
will be amply secured, and stock-holders must
take their risks in this as in all other kinds
of business. Besides, the minimum amount
of capital required is so small, that institu
tions can be created whose operations will he
in accordance with the demands of localities
in which the amount of active business and
of capital is very limited.—The Press.
A singular affair occurred yesterday at the
negro settlement known as Hog Neck, near
the Rocky River Plank-road, some six miles
from the city. An old negro named Jacob
Sanders, and who was familiarly known as
old Jakey, died (apparently) late on Sunday
night, and yesterday afternoon his body was
put in a rough pine coffin, which was placed
in a wagon, and the procession—an unusual
ly large one—moved towards the grave.—
When on the way the horse attached to the
wagon containing the coffin took fright and
broke into a mad run upsetting the wagon
and throwing the coffin out. It rolled down
a small hill, being badly smashed on its way.
The mourners rushed to the spot and were
vastly amazed to see old Jakey rising from
among the ruins of his coffin, and staring
stupidly around. His inky black face, snow
white wool and white shroud formed a start
ling picture, turning the amazement of the
colored mourners into fright, and they all
took wildly to their heels. Those who have
seen Mr. T. D. Rice, as the Virginia Mummy,
can form a faint idea of the serio-comic ta
As soon as Old Jakey recovered his scatter
ed senses, he lay down upon the ground and
yelled lustily for the mourners to come back.
They came at length cautiously—one by one
—and the old fellow was carried home. He
was very well this morning, and don't intend
to die for some time yet.
He had been ailing for several days, and
on Sunday night he apparently stopped breath
ing. His Limbs became stiff and his body
cold. His under jaw fell and his eyes sank
far into his head. He lay so all night and
through the day—up to the time, in fact,
when the wagon upset, and his friends had
good reason to suppose be was a dead man.
The shock of the upset evidently resuscitated
him, and had it not occurred, poor old Jakey
would now, doubtless, be under the sod. He
is nearly 70 years old, and was formerly a
slave in Tennessee.—Cleveland Plainclealer.
FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT---A MAN CARRIED
DOWN BY A SHARK.—The steamship Karnak,
from Havana, arrived at New York, on Sat
urday last. On her outward passage, one of
the crew of the pilot boat which was towing
alongside (a colored man,) was pitched over
board. The ship was stopped and the boat
instantly left for his rescue, while two life
buoys were thrown from the ship. The boat
got close enough to give him the end of an
oar, which he took, and said, " For God's
sake, save me." The men were about to haul
him into the boat when he was carried down
by a shark, which came up at the moment,
taking the oar with him. The oar and the
life-buoys drifted on shore that evening but
no trace of the man was seen afterwards.
DOUGLAS IN NEW HAupsnian.—The Boston
Herald says that " at a late session of the Su
preme Judicial .Court holden at Exeter, N.
11., one of the juries during the struggles of
a night session in the jury room, took a vote
upon their choice for the next President, with
the following result :—Stephen A. Douglas 8,
J. P. Hale 1, W. 11. Seward 1, N. P. Banks
1. There were only eleven on the panel.—
One of the eight who voted for Douglas was
a Republican, but he declared that his adhe
sion to the doctrine of popular sovereignty
was,so strong he should support , Douglas.
SONGS AND BALLADS, &C.,
Tice Gentle Annie Melodist,
The Dime Melodist,
The Dime Song Book, No. 1,
The Dime Song Book, No. 2,
The Dime Song Book, No. 3,
The Dime Song Book, No. 4,
The Dime Dialogues,
The Dime Speaker,
The Dime Cook Book,
The Dime Recipe Book
MWM=MqMMMrMnt. • t l'•/.
DR. JOHN LOCKE having opened an office in Una
tingdon for the purpose of practicing in the line of his
profession, where lie may be found the first Monday of
March, (sth day,) to spend the week.
Dr. LOCKE would say to those in need of the services
of ft dentist that he has spared no time or expense in ac
quiring a thorough knowledge of his profession in all its
various branches; add to this the fact that he bas had
fifteen years experience in actual practice, and can safely
assert that he is prepared to give the best advice and ren
der the most satisfactory service that can be expected of
Proper advice, with a little attention to the natural
teeth, will often save the patient much suffering and ex
Dr. L. would say to those who have been unfortunate in
their selection of a dentist, and consequently find their
mouths in an unhealthy condition, or filled with artificial
teeth badly adapted, that they should lose no time in cal
ling on a dentist qualified to remedy the evil.
To those who have not their work done yet, ho would
say be careful in your selection of a Dentist, and save
yourselves the pain and expense of the experiments of'
those not qualified to practice.
Dr. L. has the honor of referring to the following from the
faculty, and would respectfully refer to all persons for
whom he has operated:
This is to certify that Jon:: LOCKE is a regular graduate
of the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery ; that after at
tending two full courses of lectures in said Institution, he
was unanimously voted, after a trial examination, worthy
of the highest honor of the College by the faculty.
In addition to' this testimony of qualifications in his
profession, it gives us pleasure to state his habits of study,
attention and punctuality, and therefore cordially com
mend Dr. LocKE as a safe, skillful and faithful practitioner
to all those who may entrust him with the management
of their teeth.
IV. R. HANDY, M. D:,
Professor in Dalthnore College of Dental Surgery.
C. H. HARRIS, M. D. D. D. S.,
Professor in Baltimore College, Author of Principles
and Practice of Dental Surgery, Dictionary of Dental Sci
P. S.—Charges moderate.
Office one door east of the Bank—up stairs.
linntingdon, Feb. 20, iSGO.
(Estate of Nicholas Peigtai, deceased.)
— "Letters of Administration, on the Estate of NICHOLAS
PEIGIITAL, late 6f Oneida tp., Huntingdon co., deed.,
having been granted to the undersigned, she 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.
SA RAH PEIGHTAL,
drain istra trix.
Feb. 29, ISGO
STORE ROOM TO RENT AND FIX
TURES FOR SALE.—The undersigned offers f- , r
rent his Store Room in Market Square—it having Gas and
other conveniences connected.
Ile offers for sale his entire Stock and Fixtures at re
Any person desiring a good situation for business, can
have an opportunity of getting one by calling ou the sub
scriber on the premises.
Mmtingdon, Feb. 8,1860
SPRING STOCK NOW OPEN.-
Full Stock of SILKS,
Full Stock of SHAWIS,
Full Stock of DRESS GOODS,
Full Stock of _LINEN GOODS, '
Full Stock of COTTON GOODS,
Full Stock of BLACK GOODS,
Full Stock of WHITE GOODS,
Full Stock of LACE GOODS,
New Materials lbr DUSTERS,
Novelties in FRENCH GOOD S,&c. &c.
EYRE 8: LANDELL,
Fourth S.: Arch Sts., Philadelphia.
N. B.—Storekeepers may at all times find Good Bar
gains, daily from New York and Philadelphia Auctions.
P. S.—BLACK SILKS, at nett prices, decidedly cheap.
Feb. 29, 186043 in.
TAYLOR & CREMKR,
&Z 1 Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Pines, dc., of better
growth, larger size, and at lower prices, than any of the
Northern or Eastern Nurseries, and warrant them true to
Standard Apple trees at IS:y 4 ; cts. each—sl6 per 100.
Peach trees at 15 to 20 cts. each—sl2,so to $l5 per 100.
Standard Pear trees at 50 to 75 cts. each.
Dwarf Pear trees 50 cts. to $1 each—s3o to $6O per 100.
Dwarf Apple trees 50 to 75 cts. each.
Standard Cherry trees 377/ z to 75 cts. each.
Dwarf Cherry trees 50 to 75 cts.
Plum trees 50 ets.
Apricot 40 to 50 cts.
Nectarine 25 ets.
Crape Vines 25 cts. to $l,OO.
Silver Maple trees 023,.: to sLoo each.
European Ash 75 eta. to $l.OO.
European Larch 75 cts. to $1,50.
Norway Spruce 50 cts. to $l,OO.
American Balsam Pine 75 ets. to $1,50.
American and Chinese Arbor 'Vita! 50 cts., to $1,50.
Strawberry Plants $l,OO per 100, &c., &c.
Huntingdon, Jan. 25, IS6O-3m.
The undersigned respectfully inform the public that
they have purchased the ALEXANDRIA BREWERY and
AVM continue the business, and endeavor to give general
All orders will be promptly attended to.
Alexandria, Feb. 22, 1860. WM. N. KIRBY.
VALUABLE TAVERN PROPER
TY FOR SALE.—The Tavern property situate at
the west end of Huntingdon, on lot No. 21b in plan of said
town, together with the dwelling house and oat* build
ing on said lot are for sale. For particulars, &c., inquire
of Messrs. Scott & Brown at Huntingdon.
If not sold at private sale previous to Thursday the
_Twenty-ninth day of March, it will on that day, be expo
sed to sale by public outcry at Huntingdon.
THO. M. CONPROPST.
Feb. 22, 1860
TCEROSENE & COAL OIL LAMPS !
HEAD QUARTERS and MANUFACTORY,
No. 114 South Second street, below Chestnut, and No.l
Carter street, l'nmancLrinA.
M. B. DYOTT'S
EXCELSIOR KEROSENE d COAL OIL BV7?2rER
MERRILL & JONES' Spring Burner, and all other good
burners for Coal Oil, together with the largest and hand
somest variety of LAMPS, of every description. CHAN
DELIERS, front two to fifty Burners—Glasses, Wicks.,
Shades, and all articles pertaining to the business, togeth
er with tho best KraosEss Ott in the country— Wholesale
and Retail-at the Manufacturers' lowest prices.
Merchants and others will save money, by examin
ing- our Stock and Prices. M. B. DYOTT'S
LAMP and GAS FIXTURE STORE and FACTORY, No.
114 South Second & No. 1 Carter street, below Chestnut,
Phil ad's. [Feb. 22, 1860-3 m.)
4 All persons knowing themselves indebted, either
by note or book account, WILL SAVE COST by calling
immediately and settling up.
Huntingdon, Jan. 11, 1860
P. G-WIN has just received a new
f • lot of Dolains, Shawls and Wool Hoods, &c. Call
an sec them
TT is a fact that Fisher &MclVlurtrie are
selling the genuine Hanover Buckskin Gloves, which
cannot be found at any other store in Huntingdon.
WRAPPING PAPER !
A good article for sale at
LEWIS' BOOK STORE
TT is a fact that Fisher & McMurtrie have
the largest and cheapest stock of Goods in town.
T. P. LOVE