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THE HUNTINGDON GLOBE, A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, &C.
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Wednesday, April 25, 1860
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LEASES FOR HOUSES, NATURALIZATION B'KS,
COMMON BONDS, JUDGMENT BONDS,
WARRANTS, FEE BILLS,
NOTES, with a waiver of the $3OO Law.
JUDGMENT NOTES, with a waiver of the $3OO Law.
ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT, with Teachers.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, for Justices of the Peaco
and Ministers of the Gospel.
COMPLAINT, WARRANT,-and COMMITMENT, in case
Asoantt and Battery, and Affray.
SGIERE FACIAS, to recover amount of Judgment.
COLLECTORS' RECEIPTS, Mr State, County, School,
Borough and Township Taxes.
Printed on superior paper. and for sale at the Office or
the HUNTINGDON G.LOBIL'.
BLANKS. of every description, printed to order, neatly,
at short notice, and on good Paper.
STEPHEN A DOUGLAS,
[Subject to the decision of the Charleston Convention.]
DEMOCRATIC STATE NOMIN.A.TION.
FOR G OITEP,NOR,
LlG—Trustee's Sale, by James ('win.
Jr2, -- Sherif] 's Sale, by Jno..C. "Matson.
New Grocery and Confectionery, by C. Long.
,4 - 7 -- -t) Fresh arrival of New Goods at Purtstown, by White
Orphans' Court Sale, by Samuel Fetterman and
James R. McClintock.
THE CHARLESTON CONVENTION.—The Con
vention organized on Monday. From the
dispatches received on Monday it was impos
sible to guess who would be nominated. The
friends of all the candidates opposed to Doug
las were uniting their forces against him.—
The delegates from some of the Southern
States threaten to withdraw from the Con
vention should Douglas'nomination be pressed.
We shall not be surprised if Douglas should
be defeated. The patronage of the Adminis
tration and the influence of every prominent
office holder in the Union may be too power
ful for him to contend against successfully.
A correspondent of the Sentinel, says
some very complimentary things of General
Foster. We coincide with him in the ex
pression that he is one of Nature's noble
men. In him the oppressed find a defender,
the wronged an advocate, the poor a dispen
ser of alms. A lawyer of great ability and
extensive practice, he might have been num
bered amongst the most wealthy ; yet by his
extreme liberality to his friends and the
needy-, he at this day enjoys merely a compe
tence of the good things of this life. lie is
generous almost to a fault. When you,first
meet the man, you are struck with his ex
treme modesty of demeanor, and the genial
glow of his sociality. You feel assured at
the first glance that you might ask him for
any favor, with the full confidence of attain
ing it. Such is the disposition, and such the
character of the man, whom the Democracy
delight to honor.
Gen. Foster, in personal appearance, is
prepossessing and very gentlemanly. He is
about medium height, erect and active. A
pleasant expression of benevolence and good
humor plays over his countenance, and a fine,
intellectual eye, flashes under a well-formed
forehead that betoken no ordinary capacity
of mind. llis hair is dark, slightly tinged
with grey, and neatly arranged without ap
pearing fastidious. At his home where he is
best known and where he is best appreciated,
we may say, varying the poet's words but
"None speak of him but to praise hint,
None knew him but to lore."
He seems to feel sorry that the lot of the
nomination has fallen upon him. Yet con
vinced that the will and interests of the peo
ple demand it, he is willing as he is able to
buckle on his harness for the great battle
It is related that when he reeiered the
dispatch informing him of his nomination,
he hurried to his hone, and seemed desirous
to shun the many friends who pressed
around him, urging him to accept. Here
was a noble sight, such as we seldom see ;
man with the gilded bauble of Ifonor, and
emolument of office forced into his hands
against his own will. Verily, such a man,
not only the Democracy, but all the people,
will delight to honor.
Kansas makes eight Western States,
with sixty-nine electoral votes, that have in
structed for Senator Douglas for President.—
She may not vote in the Charleston Conven
tion ; but there is every probability she will
be in the Union, and vote on the Presidential
question in November. No two States have .
instructed for any other Presidential aspi
DEATH OF EX-SPEAKER LAWRENCE.-W. C.
A. Lawrence, late Speaker of the House of
Representatives, and brother of J.• J. Law
rence, Esq., Supt. of Huntingdon and Broad
Top R. R., died in the city of Harrisburg on
Sunday morning last, of consumption, aged
1305.- lion. R. J. Walker challenged Judge
Black to mortal combat on Wednesday last,
through Gov. Brown of Mississippi. Ile de
clined, verbally, to accept the challenge.—
The cause of the challenge was the Attorney
General's denial that Buchanan's letter, which
we publish in another column, was authentic.
Important to School Directors.
DECISION OF RON. JUDGE TAYLOR.
The complaint contained in the petition of
a number of citizens of the Borough of Hun
tingdon, against the Board of School Direc
tors, and praying for their removal on the
ground that a teacher had been employed to
take charge of one of the public schools, who
had not received a certificate from the Coun
ty Superintendent, was heard on Wednesday
last, the day fixed for that purpose by the
Court. After the hearing, one of the coun
sel of the Board requested as early a deci
sion as possible, since, he said, the opening of
the schools had been deferred until the con
troversy had been settled. Judge Taylor,
stating that the Judges had no doubt or diffi
culty respecting any question involved in
this, proceeded to deliver the opinion of the
Court, substantially as follows :
It is the duty of the 'County Superinten
dent, as the Common School' system of Penn
sylvania is now organized, to examine those
who desire to be employed as teachers, and to
give to each one found qualified, "a certifi
cate setting forth the branches of learning
he or she is capable of teaching ;" and the
Act of Assembly expressly declares that " no
teacher shall be employed in any school to
teach other branches than those set forth in
such certificate." No teacher can lawfully
be employed at all, who has not a certificate ;
nor cap any one be employed to teach other
branches than those set forth in such certifi
cate. Subject to this limit, however, and
within it, the School Directors may exercise a
discretion with which nobody has any right
to interfere, and for which they are only-an
swerable to the people who elect them. But
if they warrant their limit, and violate a
plain and express opinion of the law, by em
ploying " incompetent teachers," or, in other,
words, teachers who have not received cer
tificates from the County Superintendent, or
to teach branches which such certificates do
not show them to be qualified to teach, it be
comes the duty of the State Superintendent
(Act of Assembly, Sec. 38,) " to withhold
any warrant for the quota of such district of
the annual State appropriation :" and, such
neglect or refusal to employ competent teach
ers persisted in for a month, " such district
shall forfeit absolutely its whole quota, of the
State appropriation for that year.' This is the
ground and reason of complaint against these
directors ; and upon which their removal and
the appointment of others in their place, is
The Oth section of the Act of Assembly pro
vides "that if all the members of any Board
of Directors shall refuse or neglect to per
form their duties by levying the tax required
by law, and to put or stop the schools in op
eration so far as the means of the district will
admit, or shall neglect or refuse to perform
any other duty enjoined by law, the Court of
Quarter Sessions of the proper county may,
upon complaint in writing by any six taxable
citizens of the district, and on due proof
thereof, declare their seats vacant, and ap
point others in their stead, until the next an
nual election for directors." To employ an
"incompetent teacher," or one whose compe
tency and qualifications are not condemned
by "a certificate" of the County Superinten
dent, especially if persisted in so as to haz
ard the district's quota of the annual appro
priation, it cannot be doubted is such a neg
lect or refusal to perform a " duty enjoined
by law," as would make it the duty of the
Court to remove the directors, and supply
their place by the appointment of others.—
But the question here is, whether these di
rectors are before us upon the facts of this
case, and their sworn answer to this complaint,
in an attitude which demands such action by
the Court ?
The teacher referred to in the complaint, is
Robert Turbit. By a resolution of the Board
of Directors, teachers for all the schools were
chosen, and notified; but the schools have
not yet been opened, and none of them have,
as yet, been actually employed. None of the
teachers had, at the time, formal certificates ;
but, with respect to all of them except Mr.
Turbit and Sarah Car, (chosen to teach the
colored children,) they were all known and
admitted to be entitled to certificates, and
either have received or will receive them from
the Superintendent. The Directors had, at
the time of their action, a communication
from that officer, reporting the result of his
public examination of all the applicants fur
certificates ; and giving assurance that all
named upon it, except Mr. Turbit, were en
titled to and would receive certificates corres
ponding with the reported result of the ex
amination. With respect to all the others,
therefore, there was a virtual and substantial
compliance NI ith the law. As to Turbit, the
Directors acted, they allege in their answer,
upon What was contained in the Superinten
dent's report; but, they distinctly disclaim
any intention or purpose to violate the law,
and declare that, if the communication of the
Superintendent is not equivalent to a certifi
cate, they are ready and willing to retrace
their steps and obey the law. It is to be no
ticed, also, in their behalf, that a number of
those whose children are taught in the school
assigned to Mr. Turbit, had strongly solicited
his appointment. They had, too, a report of
his scholarship from the Superintendent.—
Under these circumstances, the Directors do
not occupy an attitude before the Court which
calls for their removal. They only desire to
know their duty, and declare their readiness
to do it. And this, the complainants here
say, is all they want.
The only question of any practical impor
tance in this case, therefore, is, was the report
of Mr. Owen, the Superintendent, a certifi
cate to Mr. Turbit ? That it was not, or
equivalent to one, we have no doubt whatever.
The paper only purports to be the result of
the examination. It proceeds to name seve
ral in one class, and styles them " first class"
teachers, without more. It then classes to
gether a number of others, grading their
scholarship, with the statement that certifi
cates will be furnished them accordingly.
Then follows the report of the scholarship of
Mr. Turbit and another, with some remarks
derogatory of the former, and with the inti
mation that a certificate will not be given him
except upon a contingency stated. Was this
" a certificate ?" Clearly it was not. The
paper itself, speaks of certificates to be given,
as something different and distinct; and inti
mates that a certificate to Mr. Turbit may he
withhold. The certificate, moreover, is a doc
ument, the form of which is given in the
pamphlet containing a digest of the Acts of
Assembly, and the decisions of the State Su
perintendent, placed in the hands of every
Board of Directors by authority, and familiar
to every one. It is not easy to see how such
a paper could be mistaken for a certificate.
It has been insinuated that the Superin-
tendent withholds the certificate improperly
and from personal motives. That, if true,
does not supply the place of a certificate.—
The question for Directors, in this matter, is,
what has he done ? not what should he have
done. They are not to determine the quali
fications and competency of teachers. That
is his duty. Nor is he an irresponsible offi
cer. For sufficient reasons, he, too, may be
removed from office. But School Directors
are not constituted his judges. "To his own
master," or the proper tribunal, must he an
swer for wilful or corrupt violations of public
The respondents here, will, therefore, dis
tinctly understand that it will be unlawful
and a violation of their official duty, to take
into service as a teacher, Robert Turbit, or
any one else, unless or until he or she shall
receive a certificate from the County Super
intendent. And since their attitude here is
one of willingness to do their duty, and noth
ing more is asked of them, no further action
is required; and the complaint is accordingly
Gloomy Condition of lowa
No State in the Union has suffered as much
as lowa from the effects of over-trading in
real estate—and all reports from there repre
sent the pecuniary condition of the people as
a gloomy one indeed. A correspondent of
the Lexington Observer cautions his friends
from trading for real estate any where in
lowa. He says he has just sold land for one
dollar per acre, and took his pay in trade at
that, for which he paid ten dollars in 1857.
" No man living out of this State, can have
any thing like a correct idea of the utter hope
lessness of the state of things in lowa. Spec
ulation has been the ruin of the State. The
river towns aro so flat that they can never get
up again until there is an entire change in
the population. Towns themselves are so
hopelessly in debt that they can never get a
start again unless by paying off indebtedness
by repudiation. This place, which contained
a population in 1857, of eighteen thousand,
is now reduced to less than ten thousand, and
people leaving just as fast as they can get
money to get away upon. The place is in
debt one million and a quarter; and she, as
well as Dubuque et al. along the river, are
now talking of repudiating! So don't buy
lands in lowa if you can avoid it. It will
make you so much poorer."
This may be set down as an overdrawn pic
ture ; but the truth can not be gainsayed that
speculation in real-estate in lowa is at an end
for years to come.
We find the above in the Ohio Statesman,
-with the following remarks by the editor of
that paper : "We copy the above sad condi
tion of the State of lowa from the Xenia (Iowa)
lurch.-light. When the young State went
into the embrace of Republicanism, she was
full of prosperity and vigor. She is now in
utter ruin and hopeless bankruptcy. There
is not a single State in the North-west where
Republicanism has obtained the political
er in which the pecuniary condition of the
people and the finances of the State have not
been damaged since the change. And the
condition of things in all such States has
been getting worse and worse every day since
the ascendency of the Republican party.—
' The truth of what we here say we defy any
man to contradict.
A Negro in a Bad Box
No one would think to charge the Adams
Express with being concerned in the Under
ground Railroad business, but from an affitir
brought to light at Seymour on Saturday
night, it appears that the Express, without
the knowledge of its managers, messengers,
or any of its employees, was made the medi
um of running off a negro, which came near
being successful. It appears that on Friday
evening a white man called at the Adams
Express office at Nashville, Tenn., and in
quired whether he could have a box forwar
ded to Cincinnati, Ohio. lie was told to have
it there at nine o'clock in the moiling, and it
would lie delivered at Cincinnati on the morn
ing following. Accordingly the box was sent
to the office at the hour named and placed on
the train which leaves at 10 o'clock. It was
received here at 8 o'clock on Saturday night,
taken in the Express wagon to the Jefferson
ville Railroad depot, and forwarded in the
10 P. M. train, the shipper of the box being
a passenger on both trains. On the arrival
of the train at Seymour the box was trans
ferred to the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad
train. Being roughly handled, a piece of
plank came off, and a live negro was seen
snugly caged in it. lie was brought out and
proved to be a runaway from Nashville. In
the meantime the Ohio and Mississippi train
started off with the white man who had
shipped the box, leaving the negro at Sey
mour, who was brought back to this city by
the return messenger, yesterday morning,
and lodged in jail, subject to the,order of the
The negro•says he belongs to Mr. McCoy
of Nashville. He gave the white man, whom
he had known but a few days, $7O in money
and a gold watch. The box being too small
in which he was placed, he had to occupy a
stooping position and could not move, and at
Bowling Green, where the box was turned in
the car, his head was down and his whole
body resting on it. He endured it, however.
His eyes, when released, were bloodshot, but
his appearance had not changed in any other
respect.—Louisville Journal, 16th.
CURTIN'S TIOPES.-Mr. A. G. Curtin's
hopes of an election to the Gubernatorial
chair of Pennsylvania are certainly none of
the brightest. We learn from Washington
that efforts are making there to raise funds
for him to canvass the State with; that un
less some extra exertion is made the State
will be lost to him. This idea, said to have
been started by Mr. Curtin himself, has crea
ted no little sensation in the Abolition ranks.
The fact that Mr. Curtin has openly asserted
at Washington that the nomination of Mr.
Seward at Chicago would serionsly endanger
his success, has created some feeling among
the friends of the " irrepressible conflict "
candidate, who seem to think that Curtin is,
on the other hand. rather a heavy load for
Mr. Seward to carry.—Lancaster
za- The Republican State , Convention of
New York, instructed the delegates from teat
State to the Chicago Convention to vote for
BY THE COURT
Pres't. Buchanan and Gov. Walker.
The Hon. Bobt. J. Walker was before the
House investigating Committee on Wednes
day last, as also was Mr. Ellis B. Schuabel of
this State, and we would be doing ourself in
justice by withholding from our readers the
most important portions of their testimony.
The latter gentleman in the course of his tes
timony made the following statement respect
ing the letter written by Mr. Buchanan to
Governor Walker, then in Kansas, the exis
tence of which has been so long disputed by
the friends of the President
The President plainly indicated to Gover
nor Walker that his success depended upon
the doctrine of submission, and adds, almost
in the following words, that upon the doc
trine of submission of the Constitution to the
people, he (the President) was willing to
stand or fall.
I remember also that I was impressed with
the singular solemnity of the President, from
the fact that the advice contained in the let
ter was clinched with a seemingly devout
prayer. This is substantially my recollection
of the spirit and meaning of that document,
as it was read to me by Governor Walker.
Question 4th.—Have you recently conver
sed with any member of this Administration
on the subject of this letter ? If so, are you
at liberty to speak of it ?
Answer—l have recently had such conver
sation. There is no secret about it—no con
fidential restraints upon either of the parties.
I have described the scene to many persons
since Friday last. I presume this committee,
like many others, has heard of it. I had an
accidental discussion with Attorney General
Black upon the truth of the existence of such
a document as the one referred to in this tes
timony, he denying and I affirming. He de
clared that no such document existed, and
never did exist. I told him I had seen it.—
He affirmed that I was mistaken ; that if such
a letter existed no good citizen would with
hold it. I inquired of him whether he invited
its production in the name of the President.
He replied, yes ! that he challenged its pro
duction ; that if Governor Walker had such a
paper, his duty to his country, as well as to
himself, required him to produce it; that in
point of the fact, however, he said the story
was not founded in truth, or words to that
effect. Many severe remarks passed between
us. He was in a state of great excitement.
When I referred a second time to my hav
ing seen it, he again, in high rage, declared
I was in gross error ; that the President never
wrote such a document ; and if Governor
`Walker or any other person pretended to have
such a document, it was a mere pretense to
cover up a perpetrated or intended treason to
the Democratic party, or a mere pretext for
deserting to the Black Republican ranks.
He further added that if any one attacked
the Administration on this ground, (to use
his exact words,) "we will put a shirt upon
him, from which he will never' escape !"
The testimony of Governor Walker is quite
lengthy ; but the copy of Mr. Buchanan's let
ter, below, is the part in which the people
are most interested, for it shows unequivocal
ly that Mr. B. changed his ground.
" The witness here produced the letter,
which he handed to the Committee, who ex
Mr. Olin—ls this letter in the handwriting
of the President?
Answer—lt is all in the handwriting of the
President, the body of the letter as well as
the signature. Ido not wish to part with
this letter, but will read it so that your clerk
can take it down.
The witness then read the letter, as follows
WASHINGTON, July 12, 1857.
MY DEAR Sin :—I duly received your letter
of the 28th ult., on Friday last. I read it to
the Cabinet, the in session. The views which
it contained were not calculated to assure us
of your success, though we did not despond.
Hence you mayjudge with what satisfaction we
received the account of the proceedings of the
National Democratic Convention, held at Le
compton on the 3d inst. The point on which
your and our success depends is the submis
sion of the constitution to the people ; and by
the people I mean ; and I have no doubt you
mean the actual bona fide residents who have
been long enough in the Territory to identify•
themselves with its fate. The Legislature
determined three months as the perio of res
idence to entitle individuals to vote for mem
bers of the Convention ; and if the Conven
tion should think proper to adopt the same
period to entitle individuals to vote for or
against the constitution, it appears to me this
would be reasonable. On the question of
submitting the constitution to the bona fide
resident settlers of Kansas, I am willing to
stand or fall. In sustaining such a principle
we cannot fall. It is the principle of the Kan
sas-Nebraska bill, the principle of popular
sovereignty, and the principle at the founda
tion of popular government. The more
it is discussed the stronger it will become.—
Should the Convention of Kansas adopt this
principle, all will be settled harmoniously;
and, with the blessing of Providence, you will
return triumphantly from your arduous, im
portant and responsible mission. The stric
tures of the Georgia and Mississippi Conven
tions will then pass away, to be speedily forgot
ten. In regard to Georgia, our news from that
State is becoming better every day. We have
not yet had time to hear much from Missis
sippi. Should you answer the resolution of
the latter, I would advise you to make the
principle of the submission of the Constitution
to the bona fide residents of Kansas conspic
uously prominent. On this you will be In
sistible. With the question of climate every
person is acquainted, and the more you insist
upon this, the more will our opponents urge
that we are violating the principle of non-in
terference at the foundation of the Kansas-
Nebraska law. It is strange that people at a
distance, who have not practical acquaintance
with the condition of Kansas, should under
take to be wiser than those on the spot. It
is beyond all question the true policy to build
up the great Democratic party there to sus
tain the constitution and the laws, composed
of Pro-slavery and Free State Democrats ;
and if the majority should be against slavery,
to obtain such constitutional provisions as
will secure the right of slaveholders in Mis
souri and other States, and maintain all the
laws guarding the just rights of the South.—
You are right in your'conjecture as to the
case of Judge Williams' appointments. We
supposed it would be peculiarly acceptable
to yourself, and that he might aid in carry
ing out your policy.
Colonel Cumming has been appointed Gov- -
ernor of Utah. This will leave his place va
cant after a brief period required for settling
up his business, and I shall certainly be dis
posed to fill it by the appointment of Mr. Ste
General 'Harney has been selected to =a-
mand the expedition to Utah ; but we must
contrive to leave him with you, at least, until
you are out of the woods. Kansas is vastly
more important at the present moment than
The pressure upon me continues without
intermission. I pray that Divine Providence,
in which I place my trust, may graciously
preserve my life and my health until the end
of my term ; but God's will be done in any
With every sentiment of esteem, I remain
always sincerely your friend,
HOD. ROBERT J. WALKER.
The Pennsylvania Delegation
Departure of the Stea2nship Keystone State
from Philadelphia to Charleston—lnci
dents at the Wharf.
The departure of the steamship Keystone
State, on Wednesday afternoon last, for
Charleston, with a large number of the Penn
sylvania delegates to the Democratic Nation
al Convention, attracted a large concourse of
spectators to the wharf where the vessel was
moored, above Vine street. Fur an hour or
more previous to her departure the passen
gers came down singly and in groups, one in
a stately open barouche, drawn by two horses,
others in plain hired " hacks," while not a
few trudged independently on foot, with over
coats thrown over their arms and carpet-bags
in hand. Before the hour of leaving, many
gentlemen from on shore passed on board the
vessel, and exchanged congratulations with
their friends, giving a last shake of the hand,
and whispering a few words of advice into
the ears of the button-holed delegates as to
what they should do at the Convention. The
crowd on the wharf increased, and there could
not have been less than two thousand persons
present, comprising every shade of the genus
politician, from the dignified Federal or State
officer down to the humble ward politician.
The other wharves in the vicinity were also
crowded with a goodly number of lookers-on.
A few minutes before three o'clock a little
excitement was occasioned by the deter
mined attempt of a stout Irishman, rather
the worse for liquor, to force himself on
board. Not satisfied with being repulsed
and put on shore the first time, he made the
second attempt to get on board, when one of
the crew seized him by the "forelock" and
held him very uncomfortably for a short time.
Others came to the assistance of the sailor,
and the gentleman from the Green Isle, who
seemed bent upon getting to Charleston with
out going through the indispensable formali
ty of " planking down" eighty dollars, was
summarily ejected from the gangway, mut
tering curses, both loud and deep, against
the party on board, because they would not
let him "go along," which created considera
ble amusement among the bystanders.
At about a quarter past 3 o'clock the gang
plank was drawn in, the shrill noise of the
escape-pipe ceased, and the steamer glided
slowly away from the wharf, the passengers
having mostly congregated on the upper deck
aft. As she moved off, "Three cheers fur
Douglas" wore proposed aid given with con
siderable unanimity, the friends of that gen
tleman appearing to be largely in the majori
ty. The cheers were twice repeated " with
a will." The vessel swung out, with her
stern down the river, and passed down for a
square or more, when her ponderous wheels
were put in motion, and she ran up to the
wharf again, Where a stern line was made
fast to enable her to turn and head down
ward. While this was being done, an indi
vidual named George Bates, of Montgomery
county, mounted a pile of pig iron and pro
posed " Three cheers for John T. Smith, of
Philadelphia, for President," which he gave
vociferously himself, and essayed an extem
pore speech to the Delegates, who, at this
time, had congregated upon the front part of
the boat, upon the particular claims of Mr.
Smith for that office, at which the passengers
and the bystanders laughed heartily.
The vessel swept out into the stream, with
her bow facing southward, her colors flying,
prominent among which, at the mast-head,
was the coat-of-arms of the good old " Key
stone State" of Pennsylvania. A parting
gun was fired, which was repeated at inter
vals, as she passed along the city front, and
she soon was out of sight, below-the Point
Mr. Bates, who seemed to be affected with
the Smith fever, pertinaciously insisted that
Mr. Smith was the best man that could be
taken up for President of the United States,
and collected quite a crowd around him lis
tening to his remarks. The friends of Judge
Douglas gave three hearty cheers, when some
one shouted " Three groans for Douglas." but
as there seemed .o
. be none who sympathized
with him, it met with no response. The
crowd then slowly dispersed.
"A singular phenomenon," says the Syracuse
Journal of the 6th inst., " occurred in this
city yesterday afternoon. At about four
o'clock a dark . cloud arose in the north-west,
presenting the appearance of.an approaching
thunder shower. As the clouds passed over,
a slight shower, the drops in appearance re
sembling faint ink, was quietly dispensed,
giving to all white objects the appearance of
having been spattered with small drops of
black ink. The people in the street were sur
prised to find their faces and hands, and even
shirt bosoms and collars, spotted over with
this singularly colored rain. The sides of
buildings and fences painted white, and the
show bills on the bulletin boards about the
town, show traces of the same kind. We
hear of several instances in which clothes
hung out to dry were marked by the myste
rious liquid. A resident of the Fifth ward,
who had clothing discolored in this Manner,
had the garments washed out in clean water,
and roports to us that he has preserved the
sediment—nearly a teaspoonful in quantity
—for the purpose of analyzing it, to discover
the cause of the singular phenomenon."
DESTRUCTIVE TORNADO IN ILLINOTS.-A Tor
nado passed over Carlenville, Illinois, on
Monday last, destroying and blowing down
houses, barns, trees, fences, etc. The roof of
the Lutheran Church was blown down some
distance, and the wall much injured. The
roof of a dwelling was carried nearly a mile
and a half. Children were also picked up
and carried a considearable distance by the
wind. Cattle were killed in every direction.
A man named Lowe was killed by lightning,
and many persons were wounded.
GLEE Boobs.—The Tip-Top Glee and Cho
rus Book--The Philadelphia and New York
Glee Book—The Young Men's Singing Book
—and Tara's Harp—for sale at Lewis' Book
..3-Judge WLean is colt ing forward prom
inently for the Chicago nomination. He would
make a strong candidate—one hard to beat.
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DENNSYLVANIA RAIL ROAD.
TIME OF LEAVING OF TRAMS.
WESTWARD. I EASTWARD.
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r. M. I P. M.l A. M. A. itt. I A. M.l P. M..
4 27 6 44 539 Newton Hamilton, 10 25 308 932
436 6 50 546 Mt. Union, 10 19 302 924
4 51 7 03 600 Mill Creek, 10 05 249 909
0 05 7 15 613 Huntingdon; 9 55 239 8 57
5 22 7 26 6 2711'etersburg, 940 226 8 43
5 30 7 32 634 Barree, ... .... . . ......... 9 32 219 8 35.
537 7 37 639 Spruce Creek, 926 213 823
5 53 7 53 654 Birmingham, 9 10 1 56 8 11
6 02 8 00 7 00 Tyrone, ' 9 03 1 48 8 03.
612 8 07 7 09 Tipton 8 55 1 40 7 53,
617 8 11 713 Fo3toria. 8 51 1 36 7 48
621 8 14 7 17 Bell's Mills, 8 48 1 33 7 4-4
6 40 8 25 7 39 Altoona, 8 20 1 15 7 15
P. M. P. M. A. M. . P. M. A. M. A. M.
HUNTINGDON &BROAD TOP
RAlLROAD.—Passenger Trains arrive and depart
as follows : _
- - - - -
For HormvEtt 3 intermediate Stations, leaves at 9:00 A. M
Returning, arrives at Ilumronnox at 2:18 P. DI
For SAXTON and Intermediate Stations, leaves at 5:40P. M.
Returning, arrives at HUNTINGDON at 7:40 P. M.
JNO. J. LAWRENCE,
Huntingdon, April 16, 1860. Superintendent.
The public aro informed the subscriber is still in
the Pump Making business at Mill Crock, and will furnish
pumps, including all wood work, with good timber, at
different points on the Canal and Railroad, at 45 cents per
foot. When timber and boardine are found, from 25 to 33
cents per foot. If the work is not well done, no pay will
Mill Creek P. 0.,
J. Sewell Sewart, Theo. H. Cremer, William Dorris,
William Dorris, Jr., Thomas Fisher, Horatio G. Fisher,
John Scott, Samuel T. Drown, David Blair and Judge Tay
lor, Huntingdon • and to Geo. Bucher, John Porter, Charles:
Porterand Wm, Christy, Alexandria.
March 28, 1800-6 m.
I\Ll GUTMAN & CO.
SPRING & SUMMER CLOTHING,
LOOTS AND SHOES, HATS AND CAPS
The public generally are respectfully informed that M.
GUTMAN & CO., have now upon their shelves a new and
well selected stock of fashionable
SPRING AND SUMMER CLOTHING,
to which they ask the attention of all who are in want of
a neat and comfortable Coat, a Test or a pair of Pants.—
Their stock will bear examination, and they respectfully
request all to call and see for themselves.
Should gentlemen desire any particular kind or cut of
clothing not found in the stock on hand, by leaving their
measure they can he accommodated at short notice.
A good absortment of
BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS AND CAPS, &C., &C.,
will also be found on hand. All of which will be sold as
low, if not lower, than the same quality of goods can be
had in the county.
Call at the corner of the Diamond, Long's new building.
M. GUTMAN .Sc CO.
Huntingdon, April 4,, ISGO.
Letters of Administration on the Estate of JANE
titr.WORN, late of Fort Wayne, State of Indiana, de
ceased, having been granted to the undersigned, he 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.
Huntingdon, April 4, 1860. Administrator.
F IN WARE I
MERCHANTS AND DEALERS
Are invited to call and examine the largest assortment
of WELL MADE TIN WARE to be found in the State,
'allieh we are prepared to sell at LOWER Palms than infe
rior goods are generally sold for.
MELLOY & FORD,
Sign of the Large CojAe Pot,
72:1 Market street, PHILADELPHIA.
March 14-, IS6O-3m.
(tP 0 SURGEON. Office and residence opposite Wne.
Moore & Sons Store, in Alexandria, Huntingdon county,
Pa. [March 7, 1860-31n.]
A IME LIME !! LIME!!!
Respectfully informs builders, limners and others, that
be IN ill have constantly on band at his kiln at MoConnells
town. fresh burnt Lime, which he furnish in any
quantity ou order, cheap for cash. Lime can also be had
from Thos. G. Strickler, in Huntingdon, in small quantities.
McConnellstown, March 7, IS6O-3m.','
HIPPING FURS !
The highest Cush prices paid for
415 & 417 Arch Street, Philadelphia.
March 7,1860-2 m.
ROGER C. McGILL, manufacturer of all kinds of
caiaings, forge and rolling mill, grist and saw mill, thrash
ing machine. sled and sleigh soles, wagon boxes, stoves of
various kinds, kettles, plough shears to suit all kinds of
ploughs; also, car wheels and railroad work, and has a
new and improved plough that renders satisfaction to all
farmers that have used them. I will keep all kinds of
plough shears and ploughs at Messrs. Fisher & McMur
trio's, ltuntingdon. and at Mr. George Eby's, Mill Creek,
and will fill ail orders promptly. The farmers will save
money by getting shears and ploughs of McGILL, at the
foundry head-quarters, the place to buy cheap. All kinds
of produce, old metal and lumber, taken iu exchange.—
Bring the pay and save ten per cent,
Alexandria, March 7, 1860-Iy.
TT EETH EXTRACTED -c -------
without PAIN, by Dr. J. LOCKE & J. G.
CAJP, DENTISTS. Office one door cast of tho
BANK, (up stairs.) Give them a call.
Dec. 28, 1859.
STORE ROOM TO RENT AND FIX
TURES FOR SALE.—The undersigned offers far
rent his Store Room in Market Square—it having Gas and
other conveniences connected.
He offers for sale his entire Stock and Fixtures at re
Any person desiring a good situation for business, can
have au opportunity of getting one by calling on the sub
scriber on the premises.
Huntingdon, Feb. 8,1860.
NEW FIRM !
The undersigned respectfully Inform the public that
they have purchased the ALEXANDRIA BREWERY and
will continue the business, and endeavor to give general
All orders will be promptly attended to.
Alexandria, Feb. 22, 1860. W.M. N. KIRBY.
JOHN SCOTT. SAMUEL T. BROWN. J. H. 0. CORBIN.
T J AW PARTNERSHIP.-
J. 11. 0. Conant has, from this date, become a mem;
ber of the firm of
SCOTT & BROWN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
in which name the business will still be conducted.
Ilun tingdon, Jan. 2, 1860.
KEROSENE & COAL OIL LAMPS !
HEAD QUARTERS and MANUFACTORY,
No. 114 South Second street, below Chestnut, and No. 1
Carter street, PUILADELPILIA.
M. B. DYOTT'S
EXCELSIOR KEROSENE ck COAL OIL BURNER .
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, from two to fifty Burners—Glasses, Wicks,
Shades, and all articles pertaining to the business, togeth
er with the best KEROSENE Om in the country—Wholesale
and Retail—at the Manufacturers' lowest prices.
.4" . = 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 S: No. 1 Carter street, below Chestnut,
Philad'a. [Feb. 22, 18130--3M.:1
It. C. McGILL
T. P. LOVE