Lewistown gazette. (Lewistown, Pa.) 1843-1944, May 31, 1850, Image 2

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    some <t them destined to fill into Jilapid.iiion
ni dec:-y, if "his policy shall be continued ;
wii-n the immense imperial ions three too to
overwhelm nil the great industrial interests of
the country with ruin; when thousands and
tens of thousands of our industrious and irstelli
"■ent citizens have been turned adrift with
their families to starve, or beg, or work for ten
cents per day ; 1 sav, when under those circum
stances of ruin and distress, our patriotic and
distinguished Chief Magistrate recommends
to Conjrei-s a in Hiifica'ion of the present t&riil,
*o as to sive and to protect ali the great inter
e.--s of the country, we are met, sir, with a
protest from her BriMunic Majesty's Govern
ment ! Here it is:
Bm risn LETSATI ON, January, 11, 18.">0.
Sis: It having been represented to her
Msj "sly's Government, that there is some idea
on the part of the Government of tiie United
Cia'.cs to increase the duties on British iron
.mported into the United States, 1 have been
instructed by her Majesty's Government to ex
press to the United States Government the
hope of her .Majesty's Government, that no
addition whl be made to the duties imposed bv
the present tariff of the United Siaits, which
already weigh heavily on British productions ;
and I cannot"hut observe, for my own part, that
an augmentation of the duties cn British pro
duce or manufactures, made at the moment
when the British Government has by a series
of measures, been facilitating the commerce
between the twi\, countries, would produce a
very disagreeable efhet on public opinion in
England.
1 avail myself of the opportunity to renew
to you tin? assurance of tny most distinguished
consideration, LT'.NRV L. BULWF.R.
Hon. JOHN M. CLAYTON, Ac., Ac.
And *o, sir, this tariff, which met wilh the
greatest commendation fr. m the statesmen o'
ner Britannic Majesty's G iverument, and the
report accompanying which, was published by
order of the British Parliament; this tar.ff,
which was regarded as having reduced us
again to a slate of colonial vassalage, and
which had rendered the commerce of England
with her American c dames twice as valuable
as all her other commerce wilh all her other
colonies on the fice of the globe; this British
tariff, at the christening of which her Britan
nic Majesty's Government stood god-father,
has become exceedingly oppressive—'• weighs
heavily on British productions 1" And yet, the
hope is expressed, very modestly to be sure,
that we will touch it not! And to repress tlio
audacity of any turbulent spirit fiorn any such
attempt, we are very kindiy informed in ad
vance, that any such attempt " would produce
a very disagreeable effect upon pubhe opinion
in England." And, s.r, we are therefore ex
pected carefully and dutifully to abstain from
niteiffinng in the slightest degree with a
measure thus dear to the mother country, not
withstanding it does bring b-'ggary sad rum
upon our own pcop.e.
And if we dare to iay our v ulgar hands upon
this wonderful specimen of financial wisdom,
I presume we may expect to receive another
protest, a protest from S.r Robert Walker, to
be added IJ the protest- of Sir Robert Peel,
Sir llenry Lyttou Buhver, and I-ord John Rus
sell, and of all the other sir= and lords of her
Britannic Majesty's (iovernment. We may
be favored, perhaps, with a still further prote-t
from another degenerate son of Pennsylvania,
who, m the hour of her tr.al, had it in bis pow
er to save her, but who a-ted up hie heel against
i.er. I not name him. He was bidding
for the Presidency ; he had Ins eye upon the
Baltimore Convention of 1~ IP. But, sir, it re
jj'.ceu my heart to see him treated, as traitors
have ever been Heated ; although the treason
was loved, the traitor was despised and rejected.
i desire, sir, to say nothing personally offen
sive of Sir Henry Lytton Buiwer. Ho is the
minister, the representative of the British Gov
ernment; and has but discharged his duty by
obeying the instructions of his Government. 1
have no doubt he is the able, talented, and ac
complished diplomatist and gentleman which
he has been represented to be. But, sir, I
must bo permitted to denounce this interfe
rence of his Government, as did our able Sen
ator in the other wing of the Capitol, as unpre
cedented, impertinent, arrogant, and highly of
fensive. It is no doubt true, that Great Bri
tain has, for the last two or three centuries,
played a most conspicuous part upon the great
theatre of tho world. She has long been dis
tinguished for her wisdom, her prowess, her
great wealth and power, and for many of those
graat attributes that constitute national glory.
But I affirm, and the whole civilized, and the
whole barbarous world will bear testimony to
the truth of what 1 say, that she has been still
more distinguished for her pride, for her arro
gance, for her insatiable cupidity, and inordi
nate ambition. She grant commercial facili
ties! when, without the most ample equiva-
ienta ! She grant concessions ! when ? where ?
In whit quarter of tue world ? In what peri
r*l of her history ! She grant conce®-®iona !
Yes, Fir, such concessions "as vultures give to
lambs, covering and devouring them." She
grant concessions' O, yes, sir, I remember,
rather I have heard, of some concessions which
she did grunt She conceded, 1 believe, inde
pendence to our Revolutionary sires; and at s
later po ,d she conceded to their Bons the right
to navigate the high sea, without dar.ng to
exercise her pretended right of impressment
These sir. these are the only concessions which
she grant® —concessions wrenched from her hy
the mighty hand of eupen ir power.
Hut, let us look a little into the practical cp
era lions of ties new doctrine. It his Br;tp.n-
me majesty, Sir John Bull, is to be permitted
to interfere with our domestic policy, and to
dictate our course of legiy'ation, brother Jona
than. I presume, will claim Uio right to recip
rocal" his acts of disinterested k.ndnvss. Jon
athan, sir, is said to be an lridi-vi-du-ul, not
only remarkably well qualified for attending
to bis own business, hut has a ■prnchunt for
looking a little into the business of his neigh
bor. He is, in a word, a reformer. The spirit
of chivalry, of which we have heard much on
this floor, was net more illustriously developed
m the celebrated knignt of f)e f,a Mancha,
than in in Jonathan this spirit ot reform, of im
provement, of progress. And it* this wide
ie!d be thrown open to him. think you, sir, he
will not enter upon it with alacrity! And
what would bo his lir*t step in 1 lie glorious ca
eer before Inrn ? vVhy, sir, I imagine, a* he
s said to he fond of his kith and kin, he would
in the firt p!a-.e " express Hie hope," modeat'y
<<! course, to Sir John, that he strikes off the
-hackles of "dear nul l Ireland,' restore to her
her independence, and cesse any longer to op
press ami grind her gallant people in the dust.
I imagine he would then take a peep into Sir
>oho's I.ust India possessions; and I have no
b'Ui't n. sagacity would enable him tosug
g;s divers reform® calculated to relieve and
erne.iorate the condition of that oppressed
.; iunt r y. But, a.® Jonathan is -Bid to have on
"ye single to hi® own interests generally, in his
great reform?, 1 presume he would invite Sir
John'- at'ent >n to Ins |KH®ssions on this side
j< the waters, nnd would " expr> ®s t > bio the
J.ope." m-wiestly of course, that he would see
he wisdom and propriety ,f surrendering up
i.: Vim, in u.i-i I n North Interim p>: :>ei-
siona, and of permitting them to become re
annexed to the United States —intimating to
him, m the most delicate manner in the world,
j tint he considered iumself abundantly able to
take charge of the whole North American con
-1 tinent, and of the South American also, if it
should beccme necessary. As Jonathan is
said to be affected with a considerable share of
" prying curiosity," 1 imagine lie would not he
content with these external reforms, but would
desire to examine a iittle into the domestic es
tablishment of Sir John. And here, sir, lie
would find a glorious field for the display of
his taienis. 1 imagine he would, in the first
place, suggest, m a very delicate manner of
course, John, the propriety of hisabolish
iiiv_r ins immense and oppressive Church estab
lishment, and of enlarging the basis of repre
sentation in the House or Commons, granting
to every ichite subject at least, the right of suf
frage in electing the members of the lower
House. But, when he should come to the
IJous; of Cords and to the Throne, what think
you would he do! Here, he would exclaim,
are evils beyond the reach of reform. What
would be do ! Ue would cast.sir,his pruning
knife t'r.nn hitn. lie would insist upon the ab
olition of the whole system, upon the titter an
nihilation of the whole race of King®. Queens,
Princes, Dukes, and Lords, and the establish
ment of a great English Republic. And if
■Sir John should be sta tiled ; if he should sug
gest that he iiad n< t in his kingdom statesmen
of sufficient knowledge and experience to put
such new machinery in motion, I have no doubt,
Jonathan would pledge himself to rig out the
whole establish ma nt, wilh all the otlicrrs
wanted, from the presidency down to the clerk
ships, to the ti.ie waiters. But tins doctrine.
I presume, would lead to broils, to broken
heads and bloody noses.
I take this occasion, sir, toexoressmy thanks,
and the thanks of my district, if not of the
whole State, to our patriotic and worthy Chief
Magistrate for Ins strong and decided recom
mendation of the groat industrial interests of
the country, to the favorable consideration of
Congress, in his veiy able annual message.
1 desire, also, to express our thanks in like
manner to the distinguished Secretary of the
Treasury, for bis learned, iiiiniumi--, ami unan
swerable argument in favor of the great prin
ciple of protection, contained in his report sub
mitted to us at the date of our organization—
a report which, as a great State paper, will
compare favorably with any that has ever
emanated from any Department of the Govern
ment. Nobiy has he sustained the honor of
the old Key Stone Slate, and his own great rep
utation.
I wish, sir, to sec those parts of this message
and correspondence, relation " to th? du*i:s im
poseJ by the present tariff* of the United
States," referred t<> a select committee, a m:,-
jori'y of which shall be friendly to the protec
tive policy, and to a modification of the Tariff
of 1 -46, so as to protect American labor against
tho competition of f ireign labor. \V e ali know
how the present standing committees ot this
House have been organized; and that to refer
this message and correspondence, and the thou
sand petitions praying for a modification of the
present tariff", to the Committee on Manufac
tures or of Ways and Means, would b" to con
sign them to the tomb of ali theCapulets. Let
us have a fa r select committee, comprising a
mij irity of the friends of a modification of the
present tariff ; (and I shall offer a resolution
to this effect before i sit down, if in order.)
let us have a bill reported, containing such
modifications ot the act of ISI6, as the Admin
istration and the friends of protection, think
the suffering interests ot the country require;
let us have a hearing. This certainly is not
asking too much.
We not for prohibitory, or for high pro
tective duties. The age of prohibitions and
stringent commercial restrictions, has paa*ed
away, not soon I presume to return. But we
ask. so long as Congress shall continue to col
lect nearly all the revenues of the Government
from duties and imposts on imported goods, that
in the adjustment of those duties and imposts,
they shall discriminate in favor of American
labor,and American manufactures and products
requiring protection. Upon such articles *
have become necessaries, and are consumed by
all classes, the poor as well as the rich, and
which we cannot manufacture or produce, let
there be no duty,; or, if some be necessary for
the purpose of raising toe neceeeary amount of
revenue, let the duty be light. But upon all
articles of luxury, and upon ail such articles
as the country possesses facilities tor manufac
turing and producing, and with (he nmnufac
lure and production of winch foreign labor is
brought into ruinous competition, let theduties
be high ; sufficiently high, at least, to enable
the American manufacturer and producer to
compete with the foreign manufacturer and
protlucerfor the American market. In a word,
let the burden of the revenues rest upon such
articles of foreign manufacture and produce as
are brought into ruinous competition with the
like articles or American produce and manu
facture
This is what I understand by the principle
of discriminate)!), a principle too evidently true
and politic to admit of argument. It defies
alike illustration and contradiction. He who
would assail it, should assail the whole system
of duties and imposts ; shoti'd insist upon their
total abolition, arid the adoption of th j system
of direct taxation.
In the next place, let the principle of speci
fic duties be adopted, wherever that principle
is practicable ; and where it is not practicable,
let the home valuation he substituted for the
foreign valuation. I will not lit this time en
large upon these topics. But, sir, let this Con
gress take up this subject, let us apply these
principles in a judicious modification of the
TarilF of ISlfi, so as to ariorti sufficient protec
tion to all the great industrial interests of the
country; let us abolish tho Warehousing sys
tem, and restore the whole principle of cash
duties ami, sir, we will cover the country with
blessing". And, sir, although much time has
been waited in useless wrangling, in painful
crimination and recrimination betwixt different
sections of this glorious country, we will he
met on our return home, by our constituents
v. nil die plaudit of " vvei! done good nnd faith
ful (servants.**
Mr. SPEAKER, I now offer the following res
olution as an amendment, if in order :
'* Ilesohfd, That eo much of the Presi
dent's meeeage, nnd of the correspondence of
Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer accompanying the
came, as relates to "duties imposed by the
present tariff of the United Stales," he re
ferred to a select committee of nine, with in
structions to report by bill or otherwise."
The SPEAKER. The proposition of the GEN
tleman from Pennsylvania is not in order at
tins time. It will he in order after the motion
to refer to the standing committee shall be dis
posed of.
At a Church quarrel recently in Philadelphia,
the parties came to blows and threw each other
out of the building.
.v it.tot ground on 1- runt street, Cincinnati,
wu dd ou Monday la-1 tt,r SC4O pet loot u
ovt tjjoO m inch, front.
THE GAZETTE.
LEWISEOWN, PA.
FRIDAY E YEN IK, MAY 11, 1833. j
T r. R M S :
O*K DOLLAK IHIK AX&VJI,
IN ADVANCE.
For six months, 75 cents.
£ty*AU NEW subscriptions must t)c paid in
advance. If the paper is continued, and not
paid within the first month, $1.25 will lie charg
ed ; if not paid in three months, $1.50; if riot
paid in nix months, $1.75; and if not paid in
nine months, S2.U(J.
COUNTY MEETING.
The Whig* of Mifflin county arc re
quested to assemble at MOVER'S HOTEL, on
Saturday livening, .June 8,
1850, for the purpose of appointing dele
gates to the IState Convention to be held on
the 19th of that month. A Canal Com
missioner, Auditor (ienoral, and Surveyor
(•enetal are to be nominated.
Jiy order of the County Committee.
*> The law fir the Erection of a Poor llouse, which
appear, tit our columns to-day. together with other new
advertisements, leaves us but iittle room fur news Our
outside, containing a part of Mr Calvin's speech, had
been printed before the act was received, or vvi- should
have postponed its publication until our next The
speech w.ll, how ever, amply repay perusal
s'.-THe Warm Springs u IVrry county w.ll afford a
pleasant retreat for the invalid and p' tsiireseekiits citi
zen during the heat of sunin. r. The tval'-rs are said to
to b equal in mineral properties to any in the foiled
States, and Mr. Krrua, the pr• ; lielor, will unqiiestuma
blj'do all that an obliging host can do to render the stay
of Ins visiters comfortable and agreeable.
Aftit roes" Nortcss, —Our colenipor.iiea are making
much complaint respecting the difficulty ofcollectuig pay
for publishing these notice* We had the same trouble
a. me year, ago, and soon retnedicJ the matter by charg
ing the Auditors
?>Major Elbow suggests tint tin* rea* n why the loco
focos are denouncing the Oalphin claim so bitterly, i >■-
cause (i ilplun w a* a Revolutionary Whig, and lost thou
sands by taking sides with Wsstiingii 11, Marion, and
other pair...ls They evidently hjtc the name
rVThe IcKofbcos of the last lepisi tture In ving charter
e banks enough to last a lifetime, ami indulged in aii
kinds of corruption, the party organs are now crying out
to nominate "the b'-M men " This cue wa. given by the
Pennsylvania!!, and is a nor. ru. lo induce th<* honest
portion of that party to sustain the political hark* who
have for years fattened on the treasury am) falsified
every principle of democracy The leaders w antjneither
good men nor ' the heat men.' hut those who can be used
as self interest may require. Will th* people ninth lon
ger be deceived by Una ' s! >p thief crj *
s> The \tit!itor General and rtate Treasurer have g.v
en an opinion that the sum of #.'s ,0 0, appropriated
tow arils the completion of the X .rib Branch Canal, may
be applied to ) wuik without any itu reuse f the Stale
debt This opinion is altogether based on < *!imnt*s, and
when the year close* may shoot wide of the mark
svTue If. .day aturg Standard soina weeks since called
our attention t. a paragraph in the New Orleans ( res
cent stating that a *!•■ of CToflVe had bee made in that
mark. l at * tents per lb , and then asks—
'* It the Tariff of '46 raised the price of coffee, ns the
editor of the Gazette *. rted some time since, of course
the same act has caused ihe reduction ' It's a poor rub;
that won't work both ways/ What say coir, friend )' "
Why, all we have t say is tins If the lanffof 'lc
raised th- price of wheat some years ago u cession
tended hy your party papers at tin- trine., the same tariff
no doubt raised the price of coffer; anil having after
wards thdmtf uUy put deirn f'.c uf vhtiit, it of fours,
lowered the price of coffee ;*.i i* that sat.tfuclory a
The Cuban Expedition.
Th buccaneering mnvtiui r:t has ulrra.ly failed, atid
ihe leaders sought safety 111 en inglorious ffiglit. The
hrl new* received repre*. nted that Gen Lopez, who
headed tiie invading parly from Ihe Tinted Stales, tout
effected a landing with a fen hundred men on the north
ern part of tin- Island, at Cardenas, about ninety nules
from Havana, and about forty miles eastward of Matan
zas Cardenas : a -nail place, with but few inhabitants,
and on lluil account was probably *i-leit. d as the easiest
point to gain a foothold upon th.- island Ihe g.arr.son
of only sixty men surrendered after n spiiited resistance,
a number being killed and wounded on both sidi s
Thia new s created much ani<-t\ to know cvhst follow
cd, ami llie public hid not long to wait, for on Saturday
morning last the commander who was to perform such
extraordinary feats, appeared in th. streets of Bavannah,
Georgia ' Ihe st'-amer Creole, with the troops on hoard,
narrowly escaped being captured by a Hpantsh war
steamer, and finally made her way into Key West, where
she ha* been seized by the collector for a violation ofour
revenue law* Lopez was arrested at Savannah by the
Marshal, but managed to be disti: trged Others engaged
in this movement have also been arretted for violating
our treaty stipulations, and may not escape so easily.
I rum the tone assumed by certain members at Wash
ington, it won! I seem that the scheme of this piratical
inoieni'iit for it fanunt w !l be called by any other
name— 1 mbraced roar; of the restless spirit* of (he south
w ho are ever dissatisfied unless engaged in broils of some
kind. The President lis* now taken the matter In hand,
and is determined that these men shall not violate our
treaties and laws, as v.e|| at the laws of nations, with
niipur.it 1
FOIIKIGY SEWS.
The new C.mard stenmer Asia witli Liverpool advices
to the 17th int . arrivedt Halifax at 6 o'clock on Mon
day morning, having made the passage in a little over
eight days. The Commercial news by this arrival is of
the highest importance. Cotton and Breadstuff* of all
descriptions have advanced—the rise 111 Cotton 1* [J , in
(lour I* ("el to 2* per bbl., and Corn Is to 1* 2d p-r
quarter.
The Krem ii .-.ik! Russian governments have taken um
brage at the mode in w Inch Lord Palrnerston's agent at
Allien* brought Hie Greek difficulty to a conclusion, and
have withdrawn their Ambuenadors from London
There 1* evidently a good deal of anxiety felt upon the
subject, and in both houses of Parliament, on tlie 10th,
< xplanations of the difficulty were asked.
I he excitement with respect to the new Electoral Law
i- spreading in Trance, and petition* -against the measure
are pouring in from all quarters of the country. Several
alterations have been made in the Mil.
The whole vigilance of the Government of Rome
*>.* ms to he ex-rcited in stopping the English, French
ami Italian newspapers at the p..*l office, which colli ain
articles severely clitic;ti:>g its 1 ■ ' 1 c.u du. 1
From < allfomla*
'I he steamship Crescent Gity, Capt Ludlow, from t
L'hagres, via. Kingsion. (Jamaica,) arrived at New Voik
on Saturday afternoon, w itii Ai'2oo,o<Ki in gold dust.
Col. Jack Mays, the independent candidate, has been
elected, and sworn in, as Sheriff of San Francisco county.
Sacramento city was again overflowed, avoiee thnn it
was before, much damage being done to property.
Lumber and provisions are very low ; and frame houses
brought on sailing vessels, would hardly sell for lost of
freight
" I'hiruns City" is fhe nainp of a new place on the Sac
ramento, but recently commenced.
The accounts from the mining regions are satisfactory
Keyrr.'il new diggings have been discovered, w In h huvs
yielded largely, and the old mines continue to pay from
one to tw o ounces a day.
A sad disaster occurred on an expedition to Trinidad
Bay, by which John H. Peoples, Lieut, Bathe, and Lieut
Browning, of the L'. 8 Navy, and two otheis, were
drowned
.11 A K It I B S .
On Thursday, the 23d hint , by the Rev S P. I.illey,
Mr JOli N liEN i>K IX, of lie ion county, and Mis* C'A'f II-
AitiM! STOUT, of Ilecaiur township.
DIED.
tin Saturday evening last, in D'rry township, J AMES
MEN'RY, son of William BuUerb..ag|j, aged I years, t>
months, and 8 days.
Departed this life on the 25tli inst.,about 6 o'clock
F. M„ at his iCHidi nco in this borough. Rev. JACOB
GRCBKR, of the Baltimore Annual 1 onfcience of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, need 72years, 3 months
and 2*2 day s.
The subject of tics brief notice has been long and
favorably known as a laborious and faithful watch
man oil the walls of /.ion He entered the ministry
ui the Spring of 1800, and has continued to labor in
the vineyard of Ins .Master with almost unparalleled
zeal and industry for fifty years, without an inter nns
s on of four consecutive weeks at any one time da
ring that whole period. I lis sound and vigorous
constitution—whih he net' r allowed to become im
paired by any needless self indulgence—enabled hun
to perform a vast amount of work, and endure great
fatigue and exposure m different el.males, at all sea
sons and in all kinds of weather, lie pre.tchcd on
an average Irom 250 to 3i'o sermons annually, be
sides doing the work of a faithful pastor and vvgilant
overseer of the souls under his < h vrge. It may well
be said that he was a singular and extraordinary man.
Singular us well for Ins strength and originality ol
mind, energy of character, depth of jnr ty, prodig ous
labors, power of endurance and extensive usefulness,
as for the abstemiousness, simplicity, economy and
regularity of his life. He out-lived, out-labored and
out-suffered most of Ins eotemporar,es. Although
good health smiled upon him for half a century, re t du
ring the past three month Ills suffer.rigs w < r.: ex
treme. A new, trying and painful serson this—yet
he passed thtough it with chrustain firmness ami re
signation He antic, pa ted his approaching dissolution
with great coinposuie, and joyfully awaited the sum
mon" of Li* Lord, from a cmu-h of p.i.n io a crown
of glory. Ibe hour came ami found him ready to
meet it: his v.oik done, his suffering ended, he fell
asleep in the arms of his Redeemer,and w as gathered
to his father-, to siifi"' r and die no more.
-Servant nfG d—well done.
Rest from thv loved employ;
'I lie battle s fought—the vict'ry's won—
Enter your Master's )oy."
Th .s has fallen one of the oldest and most faithful
ministers ot the Gospel. The loss will be keenly
felt, not only by li s surviving companion and rela
tions, but by the < iiur< !i of his choice and the com
munity in general, who have been greatly benefitted
by his labors and liberality. Though dead, vet h.s
name and example w ill five in the memory of thou
sands: and in the great Judgment, many will rise up
ami rail him blessed Max the God of nil grace
sustain, support ami comfort 'be afflicted widow, and
cheer h r lonely pathway, till she shall overtake her
sainted husband in the church triumphant. 15
WARM SPRINGS.
pSkirti" cc-xrarrY, r.v
THE undersigned beg* leave to inform the public, that
he lias recently purchased the Warm Springs, in
Perry county. Pa , and ha* improved and r< furnished the
building* for tin* entertainment of visiters, in a style
calculated to ensure r uiifort arid convenience to all who
may fro! diepo*.-d to patronize th establishment
The*, spring* at- situated on th- banks of and empty
into ■•' herman's ' reek, a stream lU-oe ated with th" thrill
ing *. em * between the early sittier* of that part of
Pennsy Iva uia aml th<- aborigines. w host huntiug grounds
lay on it* margin They are li iiuies from Carlisle,
(through which Ihe Cumberland Valley Railroad passe*
from I'lißtnb..r*biirg lo llarrieburg.) from which place
visiter* <a at all time* procure excellent conveyances.
Those a!s > from the our, wishing to re it h the springs by
th. tVntr.a: K .i!r<vrt, r un do by taking passag. lothe
lliiticiiiinon Iron Works, (1.1 niilo* di-t.nt from the
• prim:*) where coachea nr* constantly in readiness to
convey them thither; and ilmne coming from the west
on the saint road, con st nil times obtain en*> conveyan
ces at the Railroad Hotel at Newport, which i> hut b few
mile* distant from the springs
The qualities of tft;- water st these springs are tiuott
< xtra.-rdinary indeed for the speedy and [ e-manent cure
of VF.Ts'fZK, KrUjlivrm t>f l ie Skin, end
tn /<t.-t ire •rmt* f Cutaneous l uci.<c. He hat
hnt.dr.-d* of certificate*, showing the wonderful cure*
. fleeted by using th * water internally, and by bathing in
it, obtained ■* wi-o from strangers as from those remdinr
ill the immediate neighborhood of tlic springs, who have
not only experienced th* infallible efficacy of the water
themselves, but witnessed the same upon other*. Pn>f
JiHL. (' BOOTH lis* analyzed the waters, and found
them to contain 2 grains of solid matter in the gallon,
which i composed as follows
t'a rhonate of iirvie, ... 2 OCT
niag-iesia. • • I l -3s
Aikairne sails, chi- li, chi.-.j ~!•*, Willi a por
tion of sulphate, - 1 CW3
Bilicia ..... P.tkjS
Organic matter, S ei>7
9.900
There are also at the rtiiir place half a dozen of other
springs, of different descriptions, among w tin h is our of
sulphur and one of cold w ut.-r
It may not be improper t 1 stale why a knowledge of the
extraordinary medical qualities of these springs has not
been more extensively known t'l.n is indicated by the
certifies!, s of thoe only who have resided in their im
mediate neighborhood. Wars ago the property fell into
Hie hand* of a number of liens, who were indisposed to
undertake the responsibility of making 11 a idare of pub
lic entertainment- probably N.cause th patr. nnge o(The
public would not have justified the undertaking, as at
that lino- (before the *; iril id' improvement had rend red
d,start anil dlffu ull points < f speedy mid ch- np access,)
its location was out of the way, and the roads to it rough
and almost impassable At the death of Mr. Kennedy,
■ I fell into the hands of his heirs, neither of whom seem
ed disposed to lake hold of it, but leased it lo tenants,
more f. r the cultivation of the land than a regard to Hie
use of the water It was dually rented to Mr. Hippie,
(now proprietor of a large hotel in Tremont. Fa.) who
made arrangement* to a. commodate the public, and dur
ing 111* term many invalids availed themselves of this
opportunity to \ isrt and test its no dical qualities Mr
Hippie however retired in a short time, and ihe property
again f,-)t into the hands of the heirs, and remained s
until proceedings were instituted in the Orphans' Court
for it* sale. It was ordered to be sold, and the subscri
ber became the purchaser- It will thus be seen th ai with
the exception of the short time it was held by Mr. Hip
pie, no efforts were made to bring it into notice.
The country round the springs ami neighborhood is .li
vcrsiiied by cultivation and beautifully wild and pictu
resque scenery, abounding in game, while the stream
passing through tire properly affords fine fishing Every
attention will be paid to the comfort ami convenience of
guests, and the charges ao moderate, that ail may avail
themselves of the benefits of the Water.
May HI —Bl li. 11. ETTER.
Libiate vt Rcv'd Jacob CJiiibcr,
(lec'd.
VTOTICK is hereby given, that the. undersigned,
'.\j residing in the borough of Lew istowu, h.us
been duly appointed and qualified a s Executrix
of the Estate of Rev. JACOB GRUBER, late
of Lewistown, Mifflin county, deceased. All
persons having claims against said estate arc re
quested to present them for settlement without
dclav and those indebted to inake immediate
payment. R U'HEL GRUBER,
>lav .'ll lSiO—fiw Executrix
IN pursuance of the duties enjoined on me, the
following act lor the erection of a House for
the Support of the Poor of Mifflin County, is
made public.
DAVIS M'K. COXTNER, Sheriff. \
SHIRIEF'S OFFICE, }
Eewistown, May 30, ISoO. s
FOR THE ERECTION OF A IIOCSE FOR THE SUPPORT
OF THE POOR IN THE COCNTV OK MIFFLIN,
Authoiisirig the Overseers of the Poor of Ly- j
coming county to sell certain property belong
ing to Walter Potts, an insane pauper; relative
to the Boundary Lines between the States of
Pennsylvania and Delaware; to Elections in
Philadelphia county ; and to holding Courts !
in Juniata county; and to taking Excessive
Interest from the Bank of Eewistown.
SECTION 1. lie it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the Commonirealth of Pennsyl
vania in General Jlssevdbly met, and it is hereby en
acted by the authority of the same, That Samuel
W. Taylor, Isaiah Coplin, Samuel Barr, James
Criswell, and David Jenkins—all of the countv
of Mifflin—be and are hereby appointed Com
missioners, whose duty it shall be, or a majority
of them, on or before the first day of August,
Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and
fifty, to determine upon and purchase such real
estate as they shall deem necessary for the ac
commodation of the poor of Mifflin county ; ar,d
it shall be lawful for said Commissioners, or a
majority of them, to take conveyances therefor
in the name arid for the use of the corporation
mentioned in the third section of this act : and
they shall certify their proceedings therein, un
der their hands and seals, to the Clerk of the
Court of Quarter Sessions of the county of
.Mifflin, to he filed in his office; arid at the next
genera! election the qualified electors of Mifflin
county shall elect three reputable citizens of
said county to be Directors of the poor and of
the house of employment for the county of
Mifflin for the ensuing year in the following
manner, to wit- The townships of Armagh,
Brown, Union, and Mcnnn shall elect one per
son, who -hail serve three years ; the townships
of Wayne, Oliver, Granville, Deny, Decatur,
and the borough of M'Veytown and the borough
of .Newton Hamilton shall elect one person, shi
shall serve for two years . and the borough 'if j
Eewistown shall elect one person, who shall
-erve one year—and annually thereafter one
person shall be elected to serve for three vears,
and be elected in the district where a vacancv
shall occur by the expiration of the term of
otfire; and the judgesof the election of said coun
ty shall, immediately on receiving the returns
from the several election districts and casting up
the number of votes therein, or within three
days thereafter, certify, under their hands and
seals, the names of the persons so elected di
rectors to the Clerk of the Court of Quarter
Sessions of said county, who shall file the said
certificate in his office, and forthwith give notice
in writing to the aid directors of their being
dected ; and said directors shall meet at the
Court House, in Lewistowri. on the first Monday
• of November next ensuing their election, to
transact buiincs*.
St< TIOV 2. Every director elected in manner
aforeaid, or appointed as i* directed by the
eleventh section of this act, shall, within ten
days after he is notified of uch election or ap
pointment. and before he enters upon the duties
of the said office, take an oath or affirmation,
which shali he tiled in the office of the Clerk of
the Court of Quarter Sessions, which anv jus
tice of the peace of said county i herebv author
ized to administer, that he w ill discharge the
duties of the office of director of the poor for
the said county truly, faithfully, arid impartially,
to tl.e best of his knowledge aud ability ; and in
case of neglect or refusal to take said oath or
affirmation within the time aforesaid, he shall
forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars for the
use of the poor of said county, which fire shall
be recovered by the <!irecti>r*'for the time being
a' debts arc or shall be by law recoverable ; and
the director? qualified as aforesaid are herebv
authorised to administer an oath or affirmation
in any case when it shall be necessary in relation
to the duties of their office.
SECIIO.N3. The .id directors --hall forever
hereafter, in name and in fact, be one bodv pol
itic and corporate in law to all intents and pur
poses whatsoever relative to the poor of the
county of Mid!in. and shall have perpetual suc
cession, and may sue and bo sued, plead and be
impleaded, by the name, style and title of " The
Directors of the Poor and the House of Employ
ment for the County of Mifflin," and by that
name shall and may receive, take, and hold any
lands, tenements, and hereditaments not exceed
ing tb< yearly value of ten thousand dollars, and
any go ds and chattels whatsoever of gift, alien
ation. or bequest of any person or persons what
soever ; to purchase, take, and hold any lands
and tenements within their county in fee simple,
or otherwise, and erect suitable buildings for the
reception, use. and accommodation of the poor
of said county : to provide all tilings necessary
for the lodging, maintenance, and employment
of said poor; to appoint a Treasurer annuallv,
who shall give bond with full and sufficient sure
ty for the faithful discharge of the duties of his
office, and at the expiration thereof for the pay
ment and delivery over to his successor in office
all moneys, bonds, notes, book accounts, and
other papers to the said corporation belonging,
which shall then he remaining in his hands, cus
tody, and pos-ession ; and said directors shall
have power to employ, and 3t pleasure remove,
a steward or stewards, matron or matrons, phy
sician or physicians, surgeon or surgeons, and
all other attendants that may be neccs-arv for
the said poor respectively : to bind out appren
tices so that sucli apprenticeship may expire (if
males) at or before the age of twenty-one ; if fe
males, at or before the auc of eighteen years,
such poor children as --hall come under their
notice, or as may now he hound apprentices by
the Overseers of the Poor: Provided, That no
child shall be bound at a greater distance than
thirty miles from the poor house, and to have
not less three months schooling in each and ererv
year; and the said directors -hall < xerciso anil
enjoy all such other powers now vested in the
Overseers of the Poor as are not herein gramed
or supplied ; and the said directors are hereby
empowered to use one common seal in ail busi
ness relating to said corporation, and at their
pleasure to alter and renew the amc.
SECTION - 4. The said directors, as soon a* may
be after their election and organization as afore
said, shall make an estimate of the probable ex
pense of purchasing the lands and buildings, or
erecting the necessary building or buildings, and
furnishing the same, and maintaining the poor
within the said countv tor one venr, whereupon
the County Commissioners of the saij count)
shall, and they are hereby authorized and re
quired to increase the county tax bv one-fourth
part of the sum necessary lor the purpose afore
said, and shall procure on loan on the credit of
the taxe herein directed to be levied, the re
maining three-fourths tin nof f<> he paid in in
stalments, with interest, out of the county taxes.
Provided always, That not inore than one-fourth
of the whole amount of the sum necessary for
the purpose aforesaid shall he added to the coun
ty tax annually thereafter, to he paid by the
county treasurer to the directors aforesaid, on
orders drawn in their favor by the county com
missioners as the same may he found necessary.
SECTION 5. It shall he "the duty of the said
directors, on or before the first tlavof November
in each and every year alter the poor house shall
have been completed, to furnish the commission
en of said county with an estimate of the pro*
bable expense ol the poor and poor house for
one year : and it shall be the duty of said com
missioners to asess, and cause to be collected
the amount of said estimate, which -hall be paid
to said directors by the county treasurer, on
warrants drawn in their favor bv the county
commissioners as the same may be found neces
sary ; and the said dire. tors shall, at least once
in every year, render an account of all monies
hv them received ami i spemled to the auditors
elected to audit and settle the countv accounts
subj *< t to llit* saint* jirnallio and r ilr. and reg
ulations as are by law directed respecting the
accounts of the county conimissionei and-had
at least once in every year lay before the Court
of (Quarter Sessions and -Grand Jury of vj, |
county a list of the number, age, and sex of the
persons maintained and employed in the hnu-e
of employment, or supported or assisted by
them elsew here, ami of the children bv tin , j
bound out to apprenticeship as aforesaid, with
the name of their masters or mistresses, an.i
their trade, occupation, or calling ; and shall, at
all times w hen thereunto required, submit to ii ;
inspection and free examination of such visitors
as shall from time to time he appointed bv the
Court of tarter Sessions of the said county all
their books and accounts, together with ii;e rei.t
intcrest, and monies payable and receivable bv
tne said corporation ; arul also, an account of all
i sales, purchases, donations, devises and bequests
; as shall have been made by or to them, Prodded
I hat no director shall sell or disnose of any ->i
tide or articles to the said poor house durin-the
I time he shall serve as director thereof, nor U a
, contractor for c-recting buildings.
; SECTION G. AS soon as tl.e said huilding shall
have been erected or purchased, and all necessa
ry accommodations provided therein,notice V', ,i|
be sent, signed by any two of the said director-.'
the overseers of the several b iroughs and tVw '.-
, ships ol the said county of Mifflin,
forthwith to bring the poor of their re-ocrtn -
boroughs and townships to said bouse 'of em
ployment, which order the overseers are hereby
enjoined and required to comply with, or other
wise to forfeit the cost of all future ni-iutienn'-ic,
except in cases when by sickness or anv other
sufficient cause any poor person cannot be r< -
j moved, in which case the said overseers shall
represent the same, to the nearest justice of the
peace, who being itisfu d of the truth thereof
' shall certify the same to the said directors, and*
at the said time issu" an order tinder his hand
and seal to the said overseers,directing thorn to
maintain such poor until such times as lie or she
| may be in a situation to he removed, and then
convey the aid pauper and deliver him or her
to the steward or keeper of the said house of
employment, together with the said order; ami
th- charge and expense of such temporary re
lief and of such removal, shall be paid by the
said directors at a reasonable allowance.
Hr-.enov 7. rhe said directors shall from time
to time receive, provide for and employ, accord
ing to the true intent arid meaning of this act
all such poor and indigent persons as shall be
entitled to relief, or shall have gained a legal
settlement in said county of Mifflin, and shall be
sent there by an order or warrant for that pur
pose under the hands and seals of any two jus
tices of the peace, directed to any constable of
the said i ouuty of Mifflin, or to the overseers of
the proper township in any other county of this
commonwealth ; and the -aid directors are here
by auth irized when they shall deem it proper
and convenient to do so, to permit anv p, JCr
person or persons to be maintained elsewhere
Provided, Theexpenseof their maintenance doct
pot in any ra-e exceed that for which they could
bo maintained at the poor house of the said
county of Mifflin.
SKCTIOS B- The said directors, or an V tvroof
ihern. who shall be a quorum in all casi*s t<>
d> business, shall hive full power to make and
ordain such ordinances, rules, and regulations
as they shall think proper, convenient, arid neces
sary for the direction, government, and support
of the poor and bouse of employment aforesaid
and of the revenues thereunto' belonging and'
of all such persons as shall come under their
cognizance: Provided, The same be not repug
nant to this law, or any of the laws of this State
or the I'nited States, .ind provided also. That
the same shall not have any force or effect, until
they shall have been submitted to the court of
common pleas for the time being of the countv
of MitOin, and shall have received the approba
tion of the same.
SECTION- 9. The said directors, or either of
them, shall have full power and authority to ad
minister oaths or affirmations to all persons re
siding in the said house of emplovuient, or be
coming chargeable to the said county, touching
their place of legal settlement; and in case
such poor person or persons shall refuse to lake
the said oath or affirmation, or shall refuse to
answer such questions as shall be asked by the
said directors, touching and relating to said set
tlements. the 'aid directors may withhold all
further relief from such poor person or person?
until he or she. or they shall consent to take
such oath or affirmation, and answer ail such
questions as aforesaid ; and the said board of
directors, or a majority of them, in addition to
the powers hereinbefore granted, are author
ize d and empowered to administer oaths an i
affirmations in a!! cases wiuitcver relating to
their official duties.
Secuov 10. A quorum of said directors shall,
and they are hereby enpuned and required, to
meet at the said house of employment at Jea't
once in every month, and visit the apartments,
and see that the poor are comfortably supported,
and hear ail complaints and redress or cause to
be redressed all grievances that may happen bv
the neglect or misconduct of any person or
persons in their employment or otherwise.
SUCTION- H. In case of any vacancy by death,
resignation or otherwise, of any of said direc
tors, the remaining directors shall fill such va
cancy by the appointment of a citizen of the
district in which such vacancy mav occur, un
der the same penalty as is provided*by the sec
ond section ot this act, to serve until the next
general election, when another director shall be
elected to serve as if no such vacancy had hap
pened.
SECTION Id. The said director? shall each of
them receive lor their services annually the sum
of twenty dollars, to defray the expense? of the
necessary attendance on the duties of their
office.
SUCTION 13. All claim* and demands existing
at the time of this act being cai ried into effect
shall have toil force and effect as if this act had
not passed, !fnd when the same may have been
duly adjusted and settled, all moneys remaining
in the hands of the overseers, as well as the un
collected taxes levied for the support of the
poor in the several boroughs and townships in
the county of Mifflin, shall be paid over to the
treasurer of the poor house, to be applied to
the maintenance and support of the poor; ari
3? soon as the poor of the count}- of MilHs'i
shall have been removed to the house of em
ployment of said county, and the outstanding
taxes collected and paid over, the office of over
seer of the poor within the said county shall
from thenceforth be abolished.
!SKI nov 14. The powers conferred and the
duties imposed on the overseers of the poor in
and by an act t • empower the overseers and
guardians of the poor in the several townships
within thi* commonwealth, to recover certain
tines, penalties, and forfeitures, and for other
purposes, are hereby conferred and imposed on
the supervisors of the highwavs in the said
county of Mifflin, and that thejusticcs of tl e
peace and sheriff withiu the said county are
hereby required and enjoined to pay to the said
supervisors, to be by them applied to the repair
oi t.ie highways, the aforesaid fines, forfeitures
and penalties within the time and in the manner
prescribed by the said act for the pa 1 * incut thrr -
ot in other counties to the overseers of the poor,
and to give notice of the receipt thereof to the
aid supervisors within the time and in the man
ner aforesaid, and for any neglect or refusal to
pctlorin any ot the duties enjoined on them by
toe said act, the said justices of the peace and
shcritl in the said county shall be subject to all
fines, penalties, and forfeitures to which the jus
tices and shcrifls in otii< r counties bv the said
act are subject or liable.
SUCTION I.. Ihe commissioners of said coun
ty are hereby authorized am! empowered to pay
to the directors a reasonable compensation for
their services during the term they are employed
in erecting any building or buildings aforesaid;
I'roviJ-(I, I'lie -.one shall not. including the He
rnial sum allowed I'letn by this act. exceed sJ tv
dollars in anv one \rnr
St< IIOV If. Sn much of the LAW- -ft '
commonw vuitb rel it. !* i<> i-. p.ior a* are