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J. R. DURBORROW,
Wednesday Morning, January 18, 1871.
The foundation stone of the fabric of our
government is suffrage. The popular will,
regularly and fairly expressed through the
ballots of the male citizens above the age
of twenty-one years, is the sovereign pow
er. The exercise of this power in
any government, whether despotic, mon
archic, oligarchic, democratic, or republi
can, ought to be honest, intelligent, God
fearing—prompted by an earnest desire for
the general welfare—free from selfishness,
lust, ambition, bigotry, and such like.—
When the sovereign power is thus actuated,
the government, of whatever form, is a
good one, and its subjects are contented
and prosperous. The question of the rela
tive advantages of the different forms of
government hinge just here—where can
you lodge the sovereign power with the
best assurance that it will be honestly and
intelligently exercised for the general
We, of America, hold that it is best
lodged in the people. Those who are the
subjects of the government, whose security
and liberty, and rights of property, are to
be the objects of governmental care, are
the least likely to abuse it, and are, there
fore, best entrusted with it.
Seeing that this great power is in the
people, and that the only method of exer
cising it is by delegating it through the
ballot to representatives, all that pertains
to the honest and fair expression of the
popular will in the delegation of the sover
eign power, becomes of deep interest and
Each house of the Legislature by the
Constitution of Pennsylvania, and each
house of Congress by the Constitution of
the United States, is made the judge of
—the qualification of its own members. If
in the exercise of this highest and most
important judicial power, Congress or the
Legislature should ever be swayed by par
tisan motives, it is a violation of the Con
stitution; and if it grows to be a general
and customary thing that whenever the
majority is small the defeated candidate
will contest and trust to his wit, ingenuity
or chicanery to make some kind of a show
upon which his party friends will oust his
competitor and give him the scat, then has
a day dawned of evil omen for the perpetu
ity of our institutions.
In view of the alarming tendency to ad
judicate these contested elections as parti
sans, it would seem to be wise that good
men of all parties should discourage the
contesting of an election unless upon man
ifest fraud or substantial illegality, which,
if left uncorrected, would clearly defeat and
thwart the 'copular will.
These contests are waged at great public
expense, and an exceedingly vicious custom
has grown up of allowing the contestant
a very liberal compensation, even though
he loses his case, and has no honest show
whatever—a sort of premium upon low
The position taken by the Hon. D. J.
Morrell in regard to this matter commands
our unqualified admiration. He declines
to hunt the townships over to pick out here
and there a technical flaw or irregularity,
of the kind that will occur on both sides.
Even though he could win his seat in this
way, he wants some more respectable tenure
of power. He places the responsibility of
his defeat where it properly belongs, upon
the unfortunate dissensions which have
dissevered the party in this county—dis
sensions which his high-minded and just
position will go far towards healing. We
are also pleased to note that'
the Hon. Wm. H. Armstrong of
the Lycoming District, whir was
defeated by a few votes, declines to
contest. This leaves but one Congressional
contestant in the State, the Hon. John
Cessna of the Bedford District.
The Legislature, at its joint session, on
last Wednesday, elected Hon. R. W. Mack
ey, of Pittsburg, State Treasurer, on the
first ballot, he receiving the entire Repub
lican vote. Gen. Irwin would not allow
his name to be used either in caucus or
before the Convention. The Democrats
did not receive half the consolation which
they expected. The only hope of the De
mocracy lies in Republican bolts and disaf
fections. Without these there are but few
chances for office. Republicans, there is
no reason why you should "cut off your
noses to spite your faces." Democrats
alone profit by your disaffection so in the
future make up you minds that you can
not give your aid and encouragement to
the election of Democratic office-seekers..—
The Legislature set you a fine example the
other day. Profit by it.
Ds—Hon : John Covode, member of Con
gress from the 21st district, died suddenly
in Harrisburg, on Wednesday morning
He arrived, as we learn from a cotempora
ry, the previous evening in the accommo
dation train from the East, accoMpanied
by his wife, having returned from West
Chester, where he had placed his two sons
at school. He partook of a hearty supper
and retired apparently in robust health,
with the exception of the fatigue incident
to travel, leaving instructions at the office
to be awakened in the morning to take the
early train to Baltimore. During the
night he complained of pains in the region
of the .heart, and remedies near at hand
were applied. His symptoms becoming
more alarming, a physician was summoned
and prescribed for him but to no effect.
About half past 5 o'clock he breathed his
gs. In another colnm we present our
readers with the tribute of respect of Bed
ford Lodge, No. 202 of I. 0. 0. F., to
the memory of Judge ALEX. ICING, Pres
ident Judge of the 16th Judicial District,
who died at Bedford, on Monday the 10th
inst.. He was elected President Judge in
1864 previously he had filled the office of
State Senator. He studied law in Hun
tingdon where he was admitted to the
bar. He was a splendid lawyer and a
most excellent gentleman. His loss will
long be felt by thepeople of-Bedford.
Tho propietors of this paper
don Cylinder Folio Tort Press, bed 13x19,
in exeellern __ion, just new; also a
Newbury Press ; aS good as new, both of
which they will sell on reasonable terms,
and at half the original cost. They have
also about 200 pounds of Primer and the
the same amount of Brevier type, in good
condition, for which they will take half
price. AddreSs JOURNAL, Huntingdon-
All persons indebted to me for subscrip
tion, advertising or job work up to Jan. 1,
1871, are requested to settle up immediate
ly. Those who pay up before the first day
of February next will be charged only $2
a year for the paper. Those who fail to
do so will be charged three dollars and their
accounts collected by law. My books must
be settled up.
Jan. 4, 1871.—tf.
Thti last Bedford Gazette made its
appearance enlarged to a thirty-six column
paper and otherwise improved. The Ga
zette is as good and respectable a Democrat
ic paper as there is one in the State. John
G. Fisher, Esq., is announced as its local
editor. He will prove an excellent Fisher
for locals and henceforth the local columns
may appear now and then a little scaly and
always a little Fish-y from a Republican
stand point. We wish all concerned abund
ant success, pecuniarily.
lis„Hon. D. J. Morrell will accept our
thanks for several copies of his speech on
the Celebration of the Hundredth Anni
versary of American Independence. This
we consider one of the finest efforts made
this session. It does great credit to our
able and talented member.
mOttr friend,Col. John Keeffe, of Bed
ford, has been elected Messenger to the
Senate. The Colonel will make an effi
SaL.Coloneljacob M Campbell, Sur
veyor General, will accept our thanks for
copies of his Report.
sl„The Riddlesburg Furnace averaged
thirty tons of metal per day last week. Its
capacity will be doubled in a few days.
Our Washington Correspondence.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan. 14, 1871
EDITOR OF HUNTINGDON JOURNAL :
Within the last year, the citizens of Wash
ington awakened from a Rip-Van-Winkle
sleep, as is evidenced by improvements al
ready perfected and those now approaching
completion. If they be blessed with "a
gift of continuance," the Capital will, in
due time, be as noted for its finely paved
streets and avenues, as, in the past, for its
miserable thoroughfares. Some say, the
unusual bustle now exhibited "in fixing up
things" has its origin in the threatened re
moval of the Seat of Government to some
western locality. No matter what may
have been the cause, the resulting effect is
a great public benefit. But Washingtoni
ans do not intend that "their light shall be
hidden under a bushel." They are going
to have "one grand carnival", on the 20th
and 21st proximo, to celebrate the consum
mation of the eighth wonder of the world,
to be known to posterity as the successful
paving of Pennsylvania Avenue, from the
Capitol to the Treasury Department—a
distance of about one mile—with a wooden
pavement. Talk about your Pacific Rail
road, Hoosac Tunnel, Tunnel through the
Alps, Suez Ship Canal, or, indeed, any
other of the great works distinguishing this
our day and generation. They all shrink
into insignificance, when compared with
the improvement magnafique, the comple
tion of which is to be celebrated next month.
Your correspondent has never correctly un
derstood the full import of the hackneyed,
(and to ears polite vulgar,) saying "run
ning a thing into the ground." He ex
pects to be enlightened on this subject by
the Washinrt, on Carnival, in which all
Creation "and the rest of mankind" have
been invited to participate. The unveiling
of the Statue of ABRAHAM LINCOLN, the
work of MISS VINNIE REAM, keeps expec
tation on tip-toe. This Statue, which has
been accepted by the Secretary of the In
terior, was executed, in accordance with a
resolution of Congress, as a National tribute
to the memory of the Martyr President. As
to the merits of the Statue as a work of
Art, your correspondent does not pretend
to speak, but there is romething, in the
"surroundings of the fair Artist and her
success in the performance of the task com
mitted to her, which challenges admiration.
The self-confidence which nerved her to a
competition with the "celebrities" who
sought the commission is illustrative of the
American character. This work of Art is
passing through the severe ordeal of criti
cism. Placed in a group with the chiseled
triumphs of a Persia), a Greenough and a
Crawford, how elating it will be to this
little persohification of 'genius supported by
industry and perseverance, if her "Litz—
°out" stands the test of comparison. Aside
from the professional reputation of Miss
REAM, there is, in her private character,
the bright and commendable feature of fil
ial piety. While struggling for fame and
for reward her parents have been her con
stant companions. She has clung to them,
as "the ivy to the oak," in all her meander
ings through life. For this alone, may her
days be long as well as happy.
In political circles at the Capital, one of
the - events of the commencement of the new
year has heen the retirement of Con. JOHN
W. FORNEY as editor and proprietor of the
Washington Chronicle. Ile will, in the
future, devote his whole time, attention and
labors to his Philadelphia Press. In this
concentration of his energies, the loss to the
newspaper fraternity of Washington will
be gain to the Republican party of Penn
sylvania. No matter to what extent there
may have been a disparity of opinion as to
some of the individual views of Con. FOR—
NEY, the Republican party of the country
owes him an unpaid debt of gratitude for
his unswerving advocacy and heroic defence
of Republican principles. He goes back
to his State, to do good service in a profes
sion which he has adorned. In him our
good old Commonwealth will have an able
champion of her political and material in
terests. Prosperity attend him.
The correspondence between Secretary
FISH and Mr. MOTLEY, our late Minister
to the Court of St. James, prior to the re
call of the Minister, and the letter of Mr.
MOTLEY, written and filed after his recall,
as well as the review of thifi vindication, by
the Secretary of State, haVe been publish
ed. The whole matter, when "simmered
down," amounts to this : Ministsr MOTLEY,
when appointed, received certain instruc
tions, followed by sundry dispatelits at sub
sequent intervals, for his guidance in his
official action touching the Alabama claims.
It appears that Mr. MOTLEY, as charged
by Secretary Fist', transcended his in
structions, substituting private views for
those of the Administration. In his offi
cial intercourse with. her Majesty's Princi
pal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs,
he manifested a little too much of the ' for
titer in re," not observing 'the "suaviter in
modo" desired by our Secretary of State.
It became manifest that, on this question,
Mr. MOTLEY was not in accord with the
Administration, ergo his recall, he having
declined to resign. He complains rather
of the "manner of his taking off" than of
the thing itself, intimating that it was "the
word and the blow, but the blow first"—
He insinuates, with some pettishness and
no little absurdity, that his recall was in
tended, by the Administration, as a pun
ishment of hiefriend Senator SUMNER, for
said Senator's opposition to the ratification
of the treaty for the annexation of the Re-
Fublic of Dominica. Let all this be as it
may, the people of this country appreciate
the absolute necessity, that while the Ad-
hai'e a Got
J. A. Nesu.
ministration is responsible for the manage
ment of our Foreign Affairs, its Agents
shall be true reflectors of its views, and in
entiro harmony with it in their official in
tercourse with the Governments to which
:hey are accredited. The verdict will be
that'the recall of Minister MOTLEY was
right. The expose is certainly damaging
to the ex-Minister.
The bill reported by Mr. MORRELL, to
provide for the celebration, in 1876, of the
centennial anniversary of the Declaration of
Independence, by holding an international
exhibition of Arts and Manufactures, in
the city of Philadelphia, passed the House
of Representatives on Tuesday last. In the
Senate, on motion of Senator SCOTT, it has
been referred to the Committee on Foreign
Relations. By the provisions of this bill,
the expenses of the exhibition arc not to be
paid from the National Treasury. Well,
this is as Pennsylvanians in general and
Philadelphians in particular desire. While
the exposition will be commemorative of
one of the greatest events recorded on the
pages of the world's history, the Keystone
State and the Quaker City will "do the
honors" on the occasion, and foot the bills-
On Tuesday, the Senate resolutions, au
thorizing the President to appoint com
missioners to visit the Republic of Domin
ica, for the purpose of obtaining informa
tion as to the commercial value of that
country, and the temper of its inhabitants
in regard to annexation to the United
States, were taken up in the House. An
amendment was adopted, by a Toth of 106
to 76 to the effect that the adoption of the
resolutions shall not be considered as com-
witting Congress to or against the propos
ed annexation. The prominent friends of
annexation, unsuccessfully opposed this
amendment, which fact would seem to in
dicate, that the adoption of a joint resolu
tion, by the popular branch, annexing
Dominica cannot be considered as "a fore
gone conclusion." The resolutions went
back to the Senate for concurrence in the
House amendment, and in which,on Wed
nesday, the Senate unanimously concurred.
The President has appointed ex-Senator
WADE, of Ohio; ANDREW WHITE, Presi
dent of the Cornell University, of New
York, and Dr. S. G. HOWE, of Boston,
Mass., members of the Co&mission, with
Judge ALLEN A. BURTON, of Kentucky,
as Secretary. They will sail, on Tuesday
next, on their mission.
On Wednesday, the members of the
House were apprised of the sudden death,
at Harrisburg, of Hon. Joni COWRIE,
the Speaker having received a telegram
from Governor GEARY conveying the in
formation. On motion of Judge KELLY,
of Pennsylvania, a committee was appoint
ed to attend the funeral obsequies of the
JonN COVODE, during his public life
extending over many yeafs, was character
ized by an honesty of purpose, and a never
flagging perseverance. He was emphati
cally, the artificer of his own fortunes.
Unaided by an education acquired in the
higher schools, he entered upon his career
surrounded by all the difficultiewarising
from this deprivation. He was compensa
ted, however, by the gift of a strong com
mon sense and an innate shrewdness which
marked his every action. He leaves be-
hind him very mawho sincerely mourn
his unlooked for death—many who have
been the recipients of favors generously
bestowed—many who will gratefully
revere his memory, and cherish in their
hearts, the remembrance of the noble
traits of character for which he was dis-
tinguished in his public life and private
walks. Your correspondent will be of
those who will strew flowers on his grave.
On yesterday, the 13th inst., THOMAS
M'Nemette, formerly of Hollidaysburg,
Pa., but for some years past, a clerk in
the Office of the Register of the Treasury,
departed this life, at his residence in this
city, aged 71 years. Mr. M'NAMARA was
widely known in your section of Pennsyl
vania. He was the originator of many
manufacturing enterprises, which, al
though they never yielded him a financial
reward commensurate with his labors and
industry, yet, in the hands of successors,
proved to be remunerative. The deceased
was an honest and true man. His memo
ry will be cherished by all who knew him.
Washington has been the theatre for an
imposing display of the "vim" and "go
aheadtiveness" of the "strong-minded" fe
male champions of Woman's Rights, or
right to vote, as exhibited in the proceed
ings of a National Convention, convened
for the purpose of operating upon the sen
sitiveness and gallantry of the People's
representatives. A delegation from this
assembly has been before a Committee of
Congress, asking for a sixteenth amend
ment to the Constitution of the United
States, or the passage of a declaratory act
so construing the fourteenth and fifteenth
amendments as to confer upon women the
right of suffrage. This proposition and
the action of the "strong-minded" in favor
of it have boon looked upon, by the great
mass of the people of this country, as being
so supremely ridiculous and at war with
every sense of propriety, that few have,
herefore, given it serious consideration;
but now, when those who imprudently as
sume to be the representatives of our
mothers, wives, daughters and sisters, have
attempted "to beard" our legislators in
"their den," a large number of the sensi
ble, true women of the land have forward
ed their formal protest, calling the atten
tion of Congress to the great wrong that
would be inflicted upon woman, by drag
ging her down from the sacred and holy
elevation, which, by the common consent
of the civilized world, she now holds, to
the level of the pot-house politician. This
Remonstrance has been presented in the
Senate, and appropriately referred. More
than one thousand names, representing
the intelligence and refinement of the fe
male portion of the community, arc ap
pended to it. Among those whose signa
tures are attached to this appropriate
and timely protest, is that of the estimable
lady of your townsman, Senator ScoTT.
Should the proposed innovation be serious
ly entertained by Congress, it will be de
veloped, that nine•tenths of the women of
the United States are opposed to it.
CENSUS OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Complete Returns from the Entire State
—A Gain of 586,383 in the Last De
We give below the population of the
State as exhibited by the ninth census.
Philadelphia is given as originally re
Adams 30,315 28,006
Barks 106,739 93,818
Bucks 61,997 63,578
Carbon 28,208 21,033
Chester 77,824 74,578
Cumberland 43,885 40,098
Dauphin 60,737 46,756
Deleware 39,541 30,597
Franklin 45,383 42,126
Lancaster 121,426 116,314
Lebanon 34,117 31,831
Leghigh 56,792 43,753
Monroe 18,339 16,758
Perry 25,486 22,793
Pike 800,415 7,155
Schuykill 109,325 89,510
Wayne 33,210 32,239
York 76,217 68,200
Philadelphia 657,526 565,529
Increase in 10 yrs. 225,076
Allegheny 262,45. 178,731
Armstrong 43,385 35,797
Beaver 36,132 29,140
Butler 36,485 = 35,594
Blair 38,051 27,829
Bradford* 51,100 48,734
Bedford 28,636 16,736
Cameron 4,273 new conntyt
Clearfield 25,779 18,759
Cambria 36,572 29,155
Clinton 23,213 17,723
Columbia 28,765 26,056
Crawford 63,827 48,755
Centre 34,394 27,000
Clarion 26,542 24,988
Elk 8,315 5,915
Erie 65,977 49,432
Fulton 9,361 9, 131
Forest 4,183 898
Fayette 43,284 37,909
Greene 25,893 24,343
Huntingdon 37,252 28,100
Indiana 36,123 33,687
Jefferson 21,661 18,270
Juniata 17,491 16,986
Lawrence 27,298 22,290
Luzerne 160,971 90,244
Lycoming 47,638 37,309
31!Bean 8,826 8,859
Mercer 49,991 36,856
Mifflin 17,509 16,340
Montour 15,334 13,053
Northumberland 41,440 28,922
Potter 11,448 11,470
Snyder 15,606 15,033
Somerset 28,225 26,778
Snlivan 6,191 5,637
Susquehanna 37,530 36,267
P 35,102 31,044
Union 15,568 14,145
Venango 46,382 25,043
Warren 23,597 19,190
Washington 48,481 46,805
Westmoreland 58,699 53,738
Wyoming 14,585 12,540
Increase in 10 yrs. 360,918
*Barclay township not yet in.
New county, forwed out of Potter and
The complete population of the State,
therefore, is as follows :
Districts. 1870. 1860. Incr.'s° Per et.
Eastern 1,778,546 1,553,076 225,470 14.52
Western 1,713,957 1,353,039 360,918 26.68
T0ta1.....-3,492,503 2,906,115 586,388 20.18
THE CITIES OF PENNSYLVANIA.
The following tables will show the pop
ulation of the various cities in the State.
IN THE WESTERN DISTRICT.
Allegheny City ,...53185 186,254
South Side Boroughs ....46,815
Lock Haven 6,985
The progress of our population since
the first enumeration, that of 1790, has
been as follows :
Year Population Increase Per et
1800 602,361 167,988 38.67
1810 810,091 207,730 34.49
1820 1,049,458 239,367 29.55
1830 1,348,233 298,775 28.47
1840 1,724,033 355,000 27.88
1850 2,311,786 587,753 34.09
1860 2,906,115 505,325 27.71
1870 3,492,503 586,388 29.18
Details of the Battle of Le Mans
LE MANS, Jan. 10—Mid o ight—[Spe
cial to the New York l'argram.]—The
Army of the Loire, the hope of France,
has been defeated in a bloody battle with
in seven miles of this city. The report of
cannon was heard in the city all day. The
entire population of Le Mans crowded the
housetops and suburbs of the city and all
thoroughfares, and the progress of the
fight was anxiously watched.
Although the people are accustomed to
the roar of cannon, there never was seen
such excitement. At eight o'clock in the
morning the right wing of the French
army, which was cn the east of Le Mans,
was suddenly attacked by the vanguard of
Prussians, which emerged from the woods
on the extreme right of the French.
Upon the alarm being given the advance
of the French infantry wheeled into line
of battle, the artillery pushing forward
through intervals made in several ranks.
The cavalry took positions upon the right
and left wings. A more perfect line of
battle could not have been formed by the
The artillery were well supplied with
ammunition and the infantry with one
hundred rounds per man. The supply
trains were conveniently posted, and real
bloody work began. The battle field was
a valley. The two armies occupied
heights opposite each other. The French
line was semi-circular, and extended twelve
miles, overlooking the valley, which was
covered with twelve inches of snow. On
the opposite heights the Prussians held
almost a similar position.
Shortly after nine o'clock the Prussians
began a furious cannonade from the woods
near the extreme left, flanked by an im
mense force of cavalry, the woods conceal
ing their position, when the troops were
massed with the evident intention of turn
ing Chanzey's position. The artillery fire
continued on both sides until the ammuni
tion of the Prussian artillery was almost
exhausted, when the Prussians became fu
rious and gave the order for the advance
of the infantry.
The French advanced with equal rapid
ity along the whole line to meet the Ger
mans in a fair hand-in-hand musketry
fight. The Germans were cool and col
lected; the French impetuous, and behav
ing bravely, but near noon the Mobiles be
gan to waver, and the French, no longer
able to hold their position, began to re
Meanwhile the dead and wounded
strewed the ground, and the fields were red
with blood. The carnage was fearful, fif
teen thousand French having fallen before
five o'clock, when the whole French army
was in full - retreat.
' The number of troops engaged on each
side numbered sixty thousand.
General Chanzey is reported sick, but
he is still in command, and it is expected
another battle will occur to-morrow.
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News from Washington.
NEW YORK, January 16.—The Wash
ington special to the Tribune says : The
Domingo Commissioners, accompanied by
representatives of several leading newspa
pers throughout the country, left here on
Saturday night, and expect to sail on Mon
day evening, in the steamship Tennessee
from New York. The fortunate selection
which the President has made for Com
missioners seems to have put an end to a
general discussion of the subject ever
since the meeting of Congress, and the
representatives of all parties express them
selves willing to be guided largely in their
future action by the report which the
Commissioners shall make. If the Ten
nessee sails to-day as expected, news may
be expected from the Commissioners over
the Cuba cable by the 28th ult. At the
urgent request of the Commissioneri, Pro
fessor Blake has been appointed geologist
and mineralogist of the Commission.
The passage of the five per cent. funding
bill sans debate shows how small faith is
placed in its practical value. The only
importance of the measure is that it will
prevent the introduction and agitation of
other funding schemes. If the European
war ends soon it is thought one hundred
millions of the new loan can be placed in
London during the coming summer. The
law has therefOre a prospective value, and
will enable the Secretary of the Treasury
to take advantage of any opportunity dur
ing the Congressional recess to diminish
the interest on the public debt.
The Philadelphia North American says
that the projected new steamship line be
tween that port and Liverpool will pay,
because it will be "run in connection with
a company that owns and leases three
thousand miles of railway, and that
can control business enough to render the
line profitable at once," but adds that,
"We undertake it with the fixed deter
mination to carry it on at all hazzards, and
whether profitable or not, until •we can
force a profit and compel success."
Joseph M. Campbell, member of the
Legislature from the Seventeenth district,
or Philadelphia, died at his residence in
the twenty-third ward o• the 11th inst.,
in the thirty-ninth year of his age. He
at one time held a clerkship in the Tax
Reaeiver's office, and during the adminis
tration of City Treasurer Piersol he held
a very important position under that offi
Missouri is not as prosperous financially
as could be; desired, and Governor M'-
Clnrg, in his recent message, says that
with prudent legislation alone will the
State be able to sustain its credit with any
prospect of reducing the rate of taxation
prior to 1877. At the close of 1868 the
State debt was $18,654,000 ; at the close
of 1865 it was $18,595,000, and at the
close of 1870 it was 817,788,005, showiug
a reduction of only $788,000 within two
M. D. Shaw, of Summerhill, Crawford
county, has a cat twenty-one years old,
which retains all its faculties unimpaired,
still being able to catch rats and mice.
The Board of Health of Nev Orleans
has ordered the vaccination of the children
attending the schools in that city.
13Fn Jacksonville Soldiers'Orphan School
has been discontinued.
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)?%,:, The Prussian fire on Paris is pro
If you want to buy cheap clothing, some
thing that will tickle the fancy as well as last
an ordinary life time, go to Messrs. Chancy &
Mr. Chas. Ashcom, father of Hon. C. W. Ash
com, of Hopewell, who has been ill for some
time, is slowly recovering. He is now in his
89th year - , and was baptized by Rev. John Wes
Bedford is a town of unfinished churches.
Many of its christians are like their churches
The Franklin Fire Insurance Company
knows the value of advertising and it deserves
success. G. B. Armitage & Co., are its agents
The water works of Philadelphia pump
ed during December, 1,072,655,628 gal
ons of water, or an average of 35,035,201
allons per day.
General News Summary.
, Bills have been introduced in the Ne
vada Legislature to legalize gift concerts
for charitable purposes.
Orders have just been issued at Wash
ington tur the consolidation of several Trt
ternal Revenue Districts.
Governor Claflin, of Massachusetts, was
inaugurated on die 14th inst., for his third
term of office, and delivered his annual
-message to the Legislature.
The King of Holland has issued a proc
lamation to the inhabitants of Luxembourg,
reassuring them of the maintenance of the
independence of the Duchy.
Miss Vinnie Ream's statue of Lincoln
was privately exhibited at Washington last
week. Much admiration of the work was
expressed by the favored few who saw it.
The scheme of the Russian Minister of
War is as follows :—Military service to be
for fifteen years, immunity by purchase to
be abolished and the educated classes to
serve a less term.
It is announced in Madrid that Senor
Sagasta takes the portfolios of Finance and
the Interior. Serrano assumes the posi
tion of Minister of War, as well as Presi
dent of the Council.
Prof. William P. Blake has been ap
pointed geologist and mineralogist to the
San Domingo Commission,' and the botan
ist of the Agricultural Department will
also accompany it.
A man named Francis E. Pintow, con
fined in the Auburn State Prison for grand .
larceny, has confessed to being the mur
derer of Mr. Rogers who was killed in New
York, on the 31st of December, 1868.
re .,_ The (Pittsburgh) Paper says : Pres
sident Ilughart and Chief Engineer La
trobe, of the Connellsville railroad, expect
to have trains on the road running through
to Cumberland by the 30th of the present
Mrs. Donnelly, who undertook to light
her fire with coal oil, and was so badly
burned by the explosion, evidently did not
read the papers. It is astonishing how
ignorant people can be who think they can
get along without a good weekly journal.
A Chicago detective asserts that he
knows the whereabouts of Mr. Nathan's
murderer; but the New York police and
detectives wanting to come in for a share
of the reward offered, the Chicago officer
declines further developements until he ar
ranges the matter with the Jersey City
P. & C. R. R.—Passenger trains between
Bridgeport and Cumberland. Trains will
leave Bridgeport at 7 o'clock, A. M., for
Leave Cumberland, by Mt. Savage cars,
at 3 o'clock, P. M., changing cars at Kreig
baum's for Bridgeport.
The most extraordinary foreign item of
the day is, that Dr. Livingston, the great
explorer has reappeared, safe and sound,
we infer ; at any rate he has reappeared at.
Mozambique, where he awaits an Fnglish
vessel. The last that had been heard of him
was that he had been burned alive as a
Persons who have jest arrived from Ar
kansas say that Governor Clayton owes
his election to the United. States Senate
entirely to Federal patronage, which was
placed in his hands to manipulate his
election. Mr. Clayton is reported as a
Radical Republican, and pledged to sup
port the Administration of President
J. E. Jones, of Tyrone, leaving his team
in charge of a boy had the pleasure of see
ing said team make straight for a railroad
crossing while a train was rapidly approach
ing. Mr. Jones ran, backed his team, was
knocked down on the track by the tongue
of the sled, had several ribs broken and was
otherwise injured, but managed to roll off
the track before the train reached him.
Frank Blair is to be sent to the United
States Senate from Missouri by the Dem
ocratic Legislature. After the nomina
tion Frank made a characteristic speech,
in which he prated about the East suck
ing the life blood of the West and the
rights of the South. Frank may not be
related to the Bourbons by ties of consan
guinity, but he is nevertheless a legitimate
member of that distinguished family, with
the advantage of being a confirmed dema
The United States steamship "Saginaw,"
a screw steamer, carrying four guns, rated
as fourth cliss and attached to the Pacific
fleet, went ashore on French Frigate Shoals,
near Midway Island, on the 29th of Octo
ber. She finally broke up. Lieut. Talbot,
the executive officer; Peter Francis, quar
termaster, and James Muir and John An
derson, sailors, were subsequently drowned
while attempting to effect a landing on one
of the Sandwich Islands, which they
reached in the ship's gig.
The Commissioners of Huntingdon county, will
hold their Appeals at the following times and
places, between the hours oft and 3 o'clock:
Henderson township, at Union School house, on
Tuesday, the 7th day of February.
Brady township, at the house of Thomas WHar
vey, on - Wednesday, the Bth day of February.
Union township and Mapleton borough, at the
house of J. S. Pheasant, on Thursday, the 9th day
Mount Union borough, at the house of J. Covert,
on Friday, the 10th day of February.
Shirley township and Shirley borough, at the
house of E. Eyler, on Saturday, the 11th . day of
Cromwell township and Orbisonia borough, at
the house of A. Carothers, on Monday, the IMh
day of February.
Tell township, at Nossville, at the public school
house, on Tuesday the 11th day of February.
Dublin township, at Shade Gap, at the house of
W. M'Gowan, on Wednesday, the 15th day of
Springiluld township, at Meadow Gap, at the
public school house, on Thursday, the 16th day
Clay township and Three Springs borough, at
the house of D. G. lludson, on Friday, thu 17th
day of February.
Cass township and Cassville borough, at the
public school house, in Cassville, on Saturday, the
18th day of February.
Tod township, at Green's School House, on
Monday, the 20th day of February.
Carbon township and Broad Top City borough,
at the house of W. T. Pearson, on Tuesday, the
21st day of February.
Coahnont borough, at the 110115 , 3 of A. 'tykes, on
Wednesday, the 22.1 day of February.
llopowell township, at the seliool house, at
Rough and Ready, on Thursday, the 231 day of
Lincoln township, at Coffee Run Station, at the
house of - Brumbaugh, on Friday, the 2•lth
day of February.
Penn township, at the bouts of A. Zeigler, in
Marklesburg, on Saturday, the 2dlh day of Pebru
iirarriorsmark township and Birmingham
borongh, at the house of James Chamberlain, in
Warriorsmark, on Tuesday, the 28th day of Feb
Franklin township; at the public school house,
in Franklinville, on Wednesday, the Ist day of
Morris township, in Witterstreet, at the house of
W. A. Black, on Thursday, the 3d day of March.
Porter township and Alexandria borough, at the
house of James Maull, in Alexandria, on Friday,
the 3d day of Mareh.
West township and Petersburg borough, at the
house of A. Graffius, in Peterburg, on Saturday,
the 4th day of March.
Barree township, at the house of Jll,OOll Hallman,
in Saulsburg, on Monday, the 6th day of March.
Jackson township, at the house of Jacob Little,
in M'Alevy's Fort, on Tuesday, the 7th day of
Oneida township, at the Public House, at the
Warm Springs, on Wednesday, the Sth of March.
Walker township, at the house of W. Lang, in
M'Connellstown, on Thursday, the 9th day of
Huntingdon borough, at the Commissioners of
fice, on Friday, the 10th day of March.
Juniata township, at Ilawn's School House, on
Saturday, the 11th day of March.
Jan. 18, '7l.
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B RIDGFS TO BUILD:
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will receive propomls fur building a bridge at
Trough Creek, near Cook's mill, in Tod town:
on Monday. the fdh day of February 1871, up
o'clock. Height of abutments 7 feet above
Also, They will receive proposals to the
time and place, for building a bridge across Tr.
Creek, near the late residenoe of Christian 3li
in Cass township. Height of abutments S
above low water mark.
Both bridges to be open canal truss bridge.
feet long. Plan and specifications in the Com
By order of the Commissioners.
HENRY IV. MILLER.
Jan. 18, '7l
[Estate of William Wilsom, dere,.
Letters of .Administration having been granted
undersigned on the estate of William Wilson,
of Jackson township, deceased, all persons kr
ing themselves indebted to make immediate
ment, and those having claims to present t
duly authenticated for settlement.
ROBERT W ILSON,
Jackson township, Jan. 18, '7l
Notice is hereby given that the firm of C.
Sheets 4k Co., is this day dissolved, by mutual
sent. Isaac N. Sheets, will continue the bush
at the old stand. The accounts due the late t
will be settled at the old office of Cook, rheets
Co., in Dudley. Altremens indebted to the
firm are requested to call as early as possible
COOK, SHEETS & C(
Dudley, Dec. id, 1870-3 t.
MARCH & BRO. would notify
parties knowing themselves indebted
come at once for settlement, as we would rat
settle our own accounts than leave them in
hands of another for collection. If not council
to pay cash at settlement, notes will be receive,
fair rates. Our books must Le squared up.
MARCH & HIV
Huntingdon, Jan. 4,1871.-2 w
FOlt ALL KINDS OF
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T OWN LOTS
In Wevt Huntingdon for St
Buy Lots From First Hands at
TWO HUNDRED DOLLAR
Purchasers desiring to build, eau kayo very
oral terms as to payments.
Now is the time to invest.
R. ALLISON MILLER
Jan. 4, 'IL
HOTEL FOR RENT.
The undersigned offers for rent the prop
ty of John S. Weston, deceased, situate in the
loge of Mapleton. The property embraces ale
ten acres, and has erected thereon a large and et
venient Hotel; with stable and buildings attach.
Also, a Blacksmith Shop, which will be rented, w
a complete sett of Blacksmith's Tools. Possessi
given on the Ist of April, 1871.
For further Information inquire of
A. W. SWOOPR,,
Agent for the Widow and Rai.,
January 4,1871.-3 t.
F ARM FOR SALE .
The u deraigned ulf,rs at private sal
a valuable farm, site =ed in Won townsid
four miles from Mapleton, containing l:
acres, two-thirds of which arc cleared and
a good state of cultivation, and the balm.
well timbered. The improvements are a L.
Muse, a bank barn end other necessary
buildings and an orchard of bearing trees, WIT
• never-failing erring end running water
almost every field. The land is of a g.a
grain growing quality, and the location a d
sireble one. JAMES D. QUARRY.
Nov. 23, '7O-2m*
MARBLE MANTLES, MONUMENT:
PLASTER PARIS CORNICES,
ALSO SLATE MANTLES FURNISHED T
Jan. 4, '7l.
VALUABLE MILL PROPERTY
The undersigned offers at Private Sale hi. Cale:
hie Mill Property, situated on the Juniata Finn
and Pennsplvania Railroad, at Union Parirae.
now Morrell P. O.
In addition to the Mill, whieL is a new and se)
stantial frame building ' furnished with the be,
machinery, there are Eighty-Five Aores of Lan
lying on both sides of the Juniata river, and o
Sinking Spring creek, embracing all the valuabl
and available Water Power in that vacinity. Eris
ted on said lands are a New louse, for miller'
residence, and a Large Bank Barn.
This property is it7every respect in good condi
tion and being located in the midst of a rich agri
cultural community, having easy communicatio:
up and down the Juniata, with Canoe Valley, an•
with all points by railroad, is one of the must du
sirablc properties of the kind in the State.
My attorneys, P. M. h M. S. Lytle, will gin
further information to persons desiring to purchase
Apply to them or to myself on the premises.
J. A. HAGERTY,
Morrell P. 0., Penna.
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Washington St., (near Smith,) Huntingdon, Ptt,
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hate all been reduced in priee to correspond with
new, so that all wishing bargains can be accommo
are requested to call and see the handsome Dress
Goods which are being disposed of rapidly.