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Wednesday, May 9, /855
Circulation—the largest in the County
Read New Advertisements,
I_l' Silver Lever Watch Lost.
0:7. Notice by Cum. Valley In. Company
BC7' Sheriff's Sale of a House and Lot.
(r7' Orphans' Court Sale of a farm.
Broad Top Land for sale.
Important by this morning's mail
The bill for the sale of the Main Line as
reported by the committee of conference, re
ducing the minimum price to seven millions
and a half, and if purchased by the Penna.
Railroad Company at eight millions and a
half, and repealing the tonnage tax, passed
both Houses yesterday, and was immediately
signed by the Governor.
Satan's Kingdom Tumbling Down
The election in Philadelphia on Tuesday
of last week has completely disarranged the
calculations of the Know-Nothings through
out the State. One year ago in that city
they swept overboard every candidate op
posed to them by majorities from 6,00,0 to
over 8000. Now we find them electing but
a part of the Select and Common Councils.
The Know-Nothing City Treasurer has but
422 majority and the City Commissioner 136
K. N. loss of only about 8000 in one
year. The Democrats elected & select and
36 Common Councilmen. Glory enough for
one day. Every true American will rejoice.
In Lancaster on the same day. the Know-
Nothings were completely routed. The elec
tion was for School Directors, and after one
of the hardest contested elections of the kind
ever held iu the city, .the Know-Nothings
were beaten by 130 majority. Last year the
Know-Nothings carried the School Board by
over 600 majority.
And still they come. The electio,n for
city officers in Indianapolis, Indiana, on the
2d inst., resulted in the defeat of the Know-
Nothings. Last year the Know-Nothings
elected everything. Truly Satan's kingdom
is tumbling down.
The Journal's Platform
It will puzzle the Jews to tell what kind of
principles the Journal is really the exponent
of. One week it talks. Whigish, the next it
is "Sam" and the "Pope," aucl the next itris
anything for spoils. We give but two ex
tracts frOin editorials of that paper this week,
and if any witio or NEW PARTY MAN can
put his finger on the editor before he is gone,
he will deserve to be liberally rewarded.
"We think the American (Know -Nothing)
party is right. We know it is going ahead.
With right principles., right men, right meas
ures, right hearts, right hands, right beads,
is there any wonder that ivE go ahead, LET
US BE TRUE TO OURSEEVES.—TournaI Apl.
"Politically the Journal shall continue to
be, as it always has been, the exponent and
defender of Whig principles."—Journal,
Can an honest man serve politically two
political masters of opposite politics ? Is the
Whig party and the 'new party" one and
the same in 'principles ? Will the Journal
or the 2lmerican answer.
Morris Longstreth, former Canal
Commissioner of Pennsylvania, and at one
lime the Democratic candidate for Governer,
died on Thursday week, at his residence in
Montgomery county, his health having been
declining for some time. lie was 55 years
Buttered on both Sides
The reformers of the Legislature have
passed the compensation bill. This bill g,ivea
to each member the sum of five hundred dol
lars, as a salary each session, and milage at
the rate of ten cents pet mile, for expenses,
for each mile travelled. Heretofore members
received $3 per day for one hundred days,
and $1,56 per day for all days they remained
in session over one hundred. This is another
act of Know-Nothing reform..
New York Democracy.
At a meeting of the Democratic general
committee of the city of New York, held at
Tammany Ball, the following among- other
resolutions, was unanimously adopted .
Resolavd, That the liberal principles im
bodied by Jefferson in the Declaration of In
dependence, and sanctioned in the constitu
tion, which make ours the land of liberty
and the asylum of the oppressed of every
nation; have ever been cardinal principles in
the democratic faith ; any attempt to abridge
the present privilege of bocoming citizens
and owners of the soil amongst us ought to be
resisted with the same spirit which swept
the alien arid sedition laws from our statute
Our Relations With Spain
There is a class of American politicians
who, upon .the least rumor of an outrage on
our flag or our citizens by any foreign power
make the'Most tremendous clamor for re
dress. But the moment the government un
dertakes to procure this redress, they change
their tune, and denounce it for its aggressive
policy. This is an old federal trick. The
blue lights of New England told the old
Democratic party that it could not be kicked'
into a war ! As soon as the war was declar
ed, even from the pulpit they denounced it
as a wicked one, the victories of which no
good men sliould rejoice at.
So it is now. The owners of the ships
which trade in the Carribean,. the moment
their vessels are interrupted in their voyages,
cry out with all their lungs at the supineness
of the governmenment for suffering .their
packets to be overhauled and fired at. But
the moment the President issues an order to
the Navy Department to prevent these out
rages by a manly and rightful resistance,
these very man howl at the bare possibility
,of a collision.—New York Day Book.
Prospect• of a Good Crop
The intelligence from all parts of the coun
try, indicates- that, with 'a favorable season,
the grain crop of the present year will be
unusually large. The Baltimore American
says, in the neighborhood of that city and
throughout Maryland,. and the same fact•will
hcld good: perhaps in. all sections of the coun
try, a much larger extent of ground is under
cultivation than usual, the prevailing high
prices having induced the farmer to make the
best use of all his faculties for securing of a
large erop. The Ohio papers generally re
port that there is promise of a large wheat
crop in that State. In other sections we
have the same good report. From Indiana
and Illinoise, indeed, the promise comes of
an unusually large yield from the present
appearance of the fields. In Michigan the
same story is told. The Detroit Advertiser
says, "the farmers in that State almost unan
imously speaks encouragingly of the growing
wheat crop. Although the fly had appeared in
a number of
.the fields in the fall, there is
none to be seen now.". The farmers in
New Jersey, says the Newark Advertiser,
.say that they never knew grain to look bet
ter than at present, and that the prospect for
an abundant yield was never more encour
aging. The Chicago Tribune says, that "if
no untoward event interposes between now
and harvest : Northwest, which is in fact the
granary of the Union, will turn out a surplus
which will gladden the hearts of the bread
less of the Eastern cities. The Evansville
(End.)_Tournal states, as the result of the nu
merous inquiries made in that region, "that
the wheat prospects of this part of the coun
try have rarely, if ever, been better than they
are now, at this, stage of the season. The
last week's mild weather, with the warm
rain, having started vegetation of all kinds
into new life, the wheat crops. appear to feel
the good effectsamazingly. At the present
time all is well in this particular. The ac
counts from abroad, as far as. this State is
concerned ) are encouraging for, good• wheat
crops, while accounts unite in saying that a
much-larger quantity of wheat has been sown
than last season. The weather of the last
week has been. highly favorable to the far
ming interests. The fruit in this• region
promises well." The editor of the Hick
man (Kentuckey) Argun- is informed by in
telligence from Tennessee and ICentucky,
that the prospects for an' abundant wheat crop
were never better than at present. A great
deal more than the usual amount was sown
last fall, in order to supply the deficiency in
the crop, which will be mostly felt in the
ramming summer months. Hence with an
ordinary season more than an average yield
may be expected, bat as such a vast quanti
ty has been sown, a more abundant harvest
will be gathered than ever before known in
that region of the country.
The Know -Nothing papers object to the
interference of Catholic priests in politics
and elections. So do we. We go further.
We object to the interference of Protestant
priests in politics and elections. The Know-
Nothing papers deprecate political Roman
ism. So do we. We go further. We dep
recate political Protestantism. The Know-
Nothing papers abhor Jesuitism. So do we;
but not more Catholic than Protestant Jesu
The institutions of this country contem
plate a complete separation of Church and
State, in theory and in fact. We are in fa
vor of it. It is one of the best features of the
constitution. It will be a taste of the mil
lennium when priests of all creeds and sects
shall devote themselves singly to ghostly af
fairs, and leave temporal affairs to be mana
ged by those educated to the business.—
When that day shall have prime, there will
be far less strife, less contention, less bigo
try and less infidelity in the land than new.
It will be "the good time come."
There is a deal of infidelity abroad, and• it
is every day spreading, mainly because there
are few counteracting influences. The
Chi istian church is not engaged in the same
mission it once was. Its adherents have
not the same faith in the saving grace and
efficacy of the gospel they onee bad. They
no longer appeal to the consciences of men,
as they used to do, but appeal to the Legisla
ture to make laws to compel men to do good.
Its ministers (we speak of the Protestant
church) leave the pulpit for the hustings—
abandon divinity for' politics. Tie}' have
been known to join Know-Nothing lodges,
and to take the fearful, wicked, damning
oaths there administered. The descent is
fearful. No wonder that infidelity prevails.
We make no professions ourself, but we know
what mockery of religion is. No wonder,
we say, that infidelity prevails.
Things, we suspect, will be mended by
and by. Massachusetts has had full fruition
of Know-Nothingism. Through the instru
mentality of the order thirty or forty profes
sed ministers of Christ were sent to the Leg
islature. Those thirty or forty ministers
have not exercised influence enough to save
the Legislature from disgrace. We do not
know that they have tried. They voted for
the appointment of the committees whose
exploits have been recorded in the public
journals, and one of whose menbers made
shameful propositions to the Lady Superior
of a convent, and another of whom, on the
expedition to another convent, carried with
him a disreputable person of the opposite sex
whose expenses were paid by the State!—
These things were enacted in the name of
Protestantism, in Massachusetts, by a corn-
mittee of a Legislature containing among its
members thirty or. forty professed ministers
of the gospel. They never will be re-enac
ted in that State ! Massachusetts has had a
surfeit of Know-Nothingism. Few other
States will desire to be thus sated.
We believe in protestantism. But we
don't believe in-political Protestantism that
countenances Know-Nothingism. We don't
believe in the Protestantism which permits
its priests to defile their religion. We don't
behave in Protestant inquisitions more than
in Catholic inquisitions—m American . inqui
sitions more than in Spanish inqupitions.— '
The Protestantism we believe in is that
whose weapons are Truth,, , and whose faith is.
lin its efficacy. This is what Protestantism
used to be—what it must be if it would save
itself from disgrace and ruin, and the coun
try from infidelity.
Know-nothingism has done Catholicism
no injury yet. What injury has it done Prot
estantism I—Detioit Free Press.
Base Forgery upon the Father of his
The most familiar practice of the leaders
of the secret party is their infamous attempt
to dishonor the men of the revolutionary era;
and alraady we find a growing indifference
among the know-nothings to those sublime
and ennobling examples. In proportion as
the followers of the debased demagogues
who howl in the lead of the know-nothing
movement find themselves held up as the
only sure stay and support of the country,
so will they regard all reverence and , rememr.
brance of the past as. unmanly and "un-
American." The practice of discarding the
memory of the gallant foreigners who fought
for the cause of the colonies, on the revolting
and mercenary ground that these foreigners,
have been well paid for. their. services, is-a•
favorite idea of the men that cry loudest that.
"Americans shall rule Axnerica." Nor is.l
their treatment of Washington and his Amer
ican compatriots any less, disreputable and
base. They commit the most reckless for
geries in quoting his sentiments and the sen-.
timente.of his brothers in the stormy days of
the revolution. Thus while they refuse to
sympathize with the emotions which inspire
an American at the mention of Lafayette and
Montgomery, and their associates from other
lands, they seek to dishonor Washington and
the gallant men who . served- with him, by
FALSIFYING THE RECORD, and by qnoting !
from his. noble history encouragement for
their deeds ofdarknese and proscription. In
this way those sacred treasures of the nation
al recollection, 'the deeds and the virtues of
the heroes and sages of the past, are sought
to be banished from the hearts of :he Ameri
can people by the very men who declare that
"America shall be ruled by AmeriCans."
These observations have been suggested by
the following pertinent article from the New
Hampshire Patriot, the able organ of the
democracy of the Granite State. It introdu
ces the testimony of the veteran Jared Sparks,,
the distinguished editor of Washington's
Writings, exposing the scandalous fraud of
the know-nothing leaders in perverting to
their own base uses the name of Washing
ton. At the same time, it will be seen that
the Patriot introduces upon the - stand as a
witness against the know-nothings the very
agitator, W. E. Robinson, who tried to prove
Gen. Pierce an enemy of the catholics in
1852. "Time at last makes all things even."
Now this former industrious calumniator of
an upright man and a consistent party is com
pelled to come forWarcl to bear evidence
against the rank and file of the very organi
zation which in 1852 he held up as the spe
cial advocates of toleration and liberality !
"WAsfuNGToN's ORDER.—During the late
canvass in this State, the 'llindoo' organs and
orators daily repeated the story that on some
important occasion during the revolution
Washington issued an order in these words :
"Put none but Americans on guard.to.night."
Probably there is not one of these editors
and orators who did not know that he was
uttering a falsehood and a slander upon Wash
ington every time he repeated this statement,
and doubtless most of them will now admit
that no such sentiment was ever uttered or
entertained by the father of his country.—
The lie, having done them all the good that
it is capable of, will doubtless now be pas
sed over in silence by them. But we think
it proper to show up some of their frauds and
tricks, when occasions occur, with a view tp
let the people see the knayery of these fel
lows. The following extract from a speech
delivered by. William E. Robinson, at a late
celebration in New York, is conclusiye in re
gard to this. "Elindoo" forgery and libel upon
Washington. This Robinson is the same fel
low who aided these "Ilindoo' 4 leaders in
1852 in their efforts to prove that General
Pierce'and the democracy of this State were
hostile to the Catholics, and had never tried
to abolish the religious test in our State con
stitution, and in their efforts to secure the
Catholic vote for General Scott. In his
speech he said:
"But we are told—and it has been gaining
credibility among the more ignorant and un
thinking of our land = that upon some occa
sion George Washington issued an order,
'Put none but Americans on guard'to-night.'
This is absolutely false. No such order was
ever issued by George Washington ; and yet
you will see it flying in capitals as mottoes
and emblazorunents at the heads of intensely'
American papers. Some time since I ad
dressed a note to Jared Sparks, Esq., the
American historian, and the able editor of
W ashington's Writings, who had seen all
that any one man conrd see of Washington's
writings, including his printed diary, memo
randa, orders of the day &c., and he honored
me with-a reply stating that be had never
seen such an order, nor was it likely that
Washington would issue such a one, surroun
ded as he constantly was, by distingeished
officers of foreign birth. To associate with
such men as Lafayette in the spirit of seen - 1 7
ing confidence, and then privately to issue
secret instructions insinuating want of fidel
ity and honor in his comrades, would be so
deeply dyed in duplicity that no man who
honors the r.ame Of Washington could be
lieve for a moment that he could be guilty of
such conduct. They know nothing of the
moral rectitude and high honor of Wsshing
ton's character who insinuate that he could
have done so."
Know Nothing Motto.
The following from the 19th chapter of
Leviticus is recommended to any Know
Nothing paper which may be in want of an
appropriate motto :
"If a stranger sojourn. with the in your
land, ye shall not vex him;
"But the stranger that dwelleth with you
shall be unto you as one born among ?pa.—
And thou shalt love him. as thyself, for ye
were strangers in the land of Egypt. I any
the Lord your God."
A Patriotic Whig
In a letterideclaring his inability to address
the Democratic Association of Richmond du
ring the present. canvass, Thomas J. Michie,.
esq., of Staunton, one of the foremost men in
Virginia, uses the following powerful Jan.-
"Nothing, • I assure you, would - give me
more pleasure than to address the intelligent
people of Richmond on the interesting ques
tions of tlw present canvass—to tell' them.
how blighting to the free spirit of our coun
try the secret mystery of know-nothin,gism
imust„proye how demoralizing it will be to
our children, the hitherto high-minded, open
hearted, bold youths of Virginia, to be educe-,
ted in the sneaking arts of secrecy andespion
age; to be taught by their fathers to spy out all
the political actions of their fellow-men, and
yet to keep their own actions and "objects," , in
reference to matters which necessarily Con
cern all, a profound secret; to publish plat
forms of pr et ended principles, suited, to every
latitude and every taste, for the purpose of
gaining proselytes, while they feel the de
grading conscious.ness that they are prohibi
ted, by horrible oaths, from ever revealing,
their real. objects and principles outside of
their - order, and while a disgusted world is
forced to conclude either that their platforms
are filledewith false professions, intended to
mislead. or that those who publish them are
"Has any party a right to political secrets
In private associations men may conceal
matters which concern themselves alone.—
But politics, relating necessarily to the af
fairs or conduct of a government, in which
every citizen has an equal stake, how can a
party be tolerated in withholding, from any
portion of our citizens, information on a sub
ject which vitally concerns every one of
them In a small partnership, if re portion
of the partners were to conceal from the rest
their designs in reference to the social funds,
their associates, so excluded, would be justi
fied in forming a conclusion of dishonesty,
and a court of justice would interfere. In
the ordinary intercourse of life, an honest
man of ordinary humanity, possessed of a se
cret which concerns his neighbor's interests,
feels bound by a high moral obligation to dis
close it to him whom it interests. Yet here
is a political party interrneddling in the dark
with the affairs of government which involve
your and my life, liberty, and property, and
those of our children, and of millions of oth
ers, and yet they coolly refuse to let us know
what their objects are until we shall be in
formed by such results as they may hereafter
produce. By their own showing they are
enemies of popular government; for in such
a eovernment the whole community partici
"But they show their enmity in various
other forms. They praCtically deny the ca
pacity of the people to govern, and therefore
establish aristociatie councils, with a great
consolidating and controling head, located,
most fitly, somewhere near "the Five
Points," in the city of New York. Power
with them, instead of being vested in the
people and emanating from them, is vested
in these aristocratic councils. The theory
of our governMent requires an appeal from
aristocracy to the people. Know-nothing
ism reverses that theory, by providing in all
cases an appeal from the people to the aris
"If the people had capacity for self-gov !
ernment, this self-styled American (query :
aboriginal ?) party deny their honesty ;
therefore' they are never trusted except un
der oath. And again : while the spirit of
our institutions requires every citizen to ex
ercise his own best judgment in voting for
all officers of government, this wonderfu in
vention of Yankeedom requires him to bind
himself by solemn oath not to exercise his
own judgment at all, but to give his vote as
the majority of a caucus, itself subservient
to the mandate of a - superior caucus, may or
der. These are startling novelties to an
American ear. Yet know-nothingism, bold
in this respect alone, in all others skulking,
denying its name, denying its association,
refusinc , to make known its objects, hiding
in dark caverns with bats and owls, denoun
ces all as anti-American who will riot adopt
its dogmas! I should like to discuss and dis
sect the monster, not only under the prece
ding head, but many others, and especially
its federalism. I should like to•,, I IQW the
people of 13.i.clirmincl,. and the whole South,
the cunning (le of the know-nothing
nominee for governor, instilled into him, rin
doubt, by the same masters under whom he
learned his "Americanism," by which he
asks the people of Virginia to deprive them
selves of all ground of resistence hereafter to
the northern plan of intervention in our do
mestic affairs, by intervening' in . a crusade
against Catholic and foreigners, not because
she is suffering any inconvenience from ,
them herself, but in order to rid her sister
States of the nuisance.
"But I console myself under my inability
to obey your call by the reflection that, if I
went ; it would only contribute the feeble
light of a.candle - to that glorious sun which
has shone and which continues to shine
among you, and enlighten you till the day of
election. Wise and Douglas, and a host of
others, have told you more than I can tell.
But, as I have been a whig, only say for me
to my old whig friends that I haye looked
carefully under the cloak of know-nothing
ism, have lifted with a daring hand the veil
that covered the face of the Prophet Sam,
and satisfied myself w,ell that it is not whig
gery as I had always understood it, and as
knew it was tinderstood and professed by
thousands of honest and patriotic men, but
nzonstrum horrendum, informi, ingens, cui
lumen redonium. Yes ;as a bat, and as dark
as Erebus. Let them beware of it, as they
love their lives and high reputation. Histo
ry informs us of many secret political parties,
but not of one, that I remember, which has
been damned by impartial posterity. This
party has much, besides its secrecy, to give
it an earlier and deeper condemnation than
that which has fallen' to the lot of its prede
cessors. If the demoCratic party should fol- '
low its lead, what a hell upon earth their
underground fight would make; yet it would
plead example, and the responsibility would
"With high regard, _ _
THOMAS S. MICHIE."
It is refreshing, in these days of political
delinquency, to see such a man as Thomas
J. Michie thus boldly and fearlessly avowing
his hostility to the secret order of know
nothings and when it is remembered that,
for several years past, Mr. Michie has been
one of the most talented and efficient leaders
of th 4 late whip party in Virginia, we feel
that we have just cause to congratulate the
NEWS, FACTS AND..FANCLES
Flour by the barrel—for salt at D, P. Gwin's
Becoming numerous—Victories over the
poing a good bq.kifnecs—The merchants who
Icrivertise in'the Globe.
Feels at, home—Dr. Miller, in his new . uffice
near the court 1-143 e..
Handsome Furniture ; ---manglaqtured and for
sate by J. Higgens & Son.
Filling up—Our hotels and boarding houses,
with industrious mechanics.
LT' $3000,000 i n n gold arrived at New York
from California on the 2il
Have commenced—laying the rails on the
Iluntiugdon and Broad Top Road.
TVill rejoice—the people, that the Know-
Nothing Legislature has adjourned.
A Hard Dose for Know-Nothings to swallow
—the result of the election in Philadelphia.
No room, for loafers—in Huntingdon. None
But industrious men can be accommodated.
"Two on one ain't fair,"—will brother lash
be a little easy at first until we get used to it.
Didn't like the conduct of "Sam"—the Dem -
ocratic lady in Walker. "Sam" surrendered.
C 'lie "Shirloysburg Herald" says the
grain crops in that region present a promising
A Handsome Improvement—that making by
Col. Wharton in front of Mrs. Hampson's Tem
Cheaper and Neater than the Cheapest and
Neatest—the ready-made clothing at IL Ro
Up again—One side of the first and second
spans of the Huntingdon and Broad Top Rail
rClad bridge at this place.
When will the people elect another such a
Know-Nothing Legislature7—Wc think we hear
their unanimous exclamation—NEVEß !
True Americans sustain the laws of God
and the laws of the United States—Know Noth
ings sustain the decrees of their Councils.
The name of the new paper—" The Hunting
don American." Would'nt be surprised if the
'American" advocates Know-Nothingism. We
TT The possibility of a war with Spain has
greatly alarmed Gabriel of the Journal. Per
haps the '!Americans" may have their Ameri
Lr The proprietors of the new- town of West
Huntingdon have commenced to open Washing :
ton street, and the same will be graded imme
diately from Fulton to Spruce.
Gen. Wrn. Q. Butler, of 14y., declines the
Democratic nomination for Congress, and de
nonnces as a slander a report that hp has any
sympathy with the Know-Nothings.
_keep it before the people—that true Ameri
cans io for carrying Out the principles ofWash
ington, and no; the principles of pill Poole,
Yankee Sulliyan and Angel Gabriel, Jr.
111 The insane ravings of the Journal, about
the Pope of Rome, Jesuitism, Priestcraft, and
other buggaboos of that sort, are working won
ders in all parts of thc county. hit them again
U -7F In the Court of Quarter Sessions of Ches
ter county on the 3d inst., his Honor Judge
Harris announced his determination to refuse all
applications for license in view of the recently
enacted law. Do. in Allegheny county :
(jf Not a Know-Nothing—the paste and
scissors editor of the !!qlohc.?'—Journal.
That's the first time we caught you speaking
the truth. Permit us to return the compli
ment :—Enoto-AlOthinv—the editor of the Jour
nal, and his associate.
MT The New York Herald says :—lt has
been said that our liquor law applies to every
man who may walk the streets with a glass of
liquor in his stomach, the act expressly declar
ing that no liquors shall be carried about "ex
cept in the original packages."
Er A number of the best and staunchest
Whigs in VirginiaJiave taken the stump for the
nominees of the Democratic party, against the
Know-Nothings. The master spirits of the
Whig party of the Old Dominion will assist to
give KnoW-Nothingism a death blow there.
11. i" A cotemporury remarks that the new
postage law puts a daMper on anonymous let
ters. Those who send them are now compelled
to pay out three cells, which to such mean
souls imparts a much greater pang than their
effusions pan possibly inflict on any one else :
07 — "Sam" is going ahead.—Journal.
That's so. On Tuesday of last week he left
Philadelphia by the baCk track—arrived in
Lancaster on the evening of the same day, but
learning that his friends had received a 'dress
ing' there also, he left for the 'dark regions,'
where it is supposed he will remain until the
old liners kick him out.
fl The Wapella, (Iowa) intelligen,wr
gives an account of a Critical' but successflil
surgical operation performed in that place'
on a man who had swallowed a bar of lead
while practicing some peculiar tricks. On
account of taking some acid food the lead be
gan to correde, and he be‘7ame very sick.—
It was soon found that every oche: attempt
to extract the lead would be unavailing,
save opening the stomach—probably the
first operation of the kind on record. This
Was done, and the bar, eleven inches long,
was extricated, and the patient at last ac
counts doing weal.
MONDAY, May 7,—P. M.—Flour.—There is
some little export demand for flour and the re
ceipts and stocks continuing light, prices are
well maintained. Sales of 4 a 500 barrels stan
dard and good brands at 51025 a 10 50 per bar
Grain.--There is more inquiry for Wheat
and but little in the market. Saks of 3500
bushels at 52 32 a 2 55 per bushel for prime
Pennsylvania red, and 52 60 for white, inclu
ding 1200 bushels choice Lancaster county at
above the latter rate, which is an advance.
At.Shirleysburg on the 29th ult., by the Rev.
J. M. Clark, Mr. SOLOMON SEEGIIRYST to Mii3B
ELIZABETH FLEcri, both of Hill Valley.
On Tuesday. the Ist inst., by the Rev. J. W.
Haughawont, - Dr. Geo. W. HINVITT to Miss MA
RY A. 11.1cPnEnnErv, of Alexandria. '
At the county Poor House on the 11th ult.,
Wu. JACKSON, of the vicinity of Afarklesburg,
aged abbut"s7 years.
At the same place on the 27th ult., Wm. Ro..
GI RS, of Alexandria, aged about 70 years.
OSunday last, the 6tii inst , some here
tween the old Juniata bridge. and the nur.
sery let, of „fudge Taylor, a SILVER
LEVER WATCH with a steel chain at
tached, without key. The finder will 't.y.;_t,'
leave the watch 41, this office. when he will re
ceive a reai-onable reward.
Huntingdon, May 8, 1855.
THE members of the Cumberland Valley
Mutual Protection Company of Dickinson town.
ship, Cumberland county, are hereby notified
that a tax of FOUR PER CENT has been laid on all
praMium notes in force on the Isth day o;
March last, and that a collector %rill call on
them for the perposc'of collecting. immediately.
JOHN T. c4I2EEisT, Secretary.
J. SIMPSON A FIZIC. 1, agent for Hunting..
May 9, 1855.-'
SHERIFF' S SALE
jY virtue of a writ of Vend. Exp., issued
out of Court of Common Pleas of fluntinti
don county, and to me directed, I will expose
to Public Sale on the premises, on Saturday
the 2d day of June next, the following descri
bed property :
One . ElouAe and Lot in the borough of
Petersburg, fronting sixty feet on Main street,
and extending back one hundred and twenty
feet to a street, bounded on the East by Abra
ham Renner, on the North by Abraliani Cr - ass.
well, having thereon erected a two story frame
house painted white, and a shop.
Seized, taken in execution and to be sold as
the property of John G. Ritter, and, Rebecca
JOSHUA GREENLAND; Sheriff
May - 8,1855. • '
ORPHANS' - COURT SALE.
(Estate of McCartney SanlceV dec'd. )
T)Y virtue of an order of the. Orphans' Court
1) of Huntingdon county, will, be sold at pub
lic sale on the premises in Henderson township
Thursday the 31st day of May 1855,
all that certain farm, or plantation on wnich the
deceased resided in his life time, adjoining lsnds
of John Colestoe - k, James Porter and others,
and 13 perches, and allowance ; having
thereon erected, a good frame house;
bank barn, and other out-buildings. This UM
farm is but three miles distant from the bor:
ou'gh pf Hnrrtingdon, and in a good state, of.
" Trams or SAtr. :—One third of the purchase
money to be paid on the eonfirma:tion of sale,
and the residue in two 'equal annual payments,
with interest, to be secured by the bonds and
mortgage of the purehaker.
May 8, 1885
Troad Top Lanet
rpuE, subscriber will sell at private sale a
I tract of coal land on Broad Top, well tim.
bcred and plenty of coal, adjoining the Hun
tingdon and Broad Top Railroad and Coal-Com-,
pany's land, and within halfa mile of McCan_
les' tract, where he has laid out• a town at:a
place known as the Watering Trough.
a tract of Woodland- well' timbered,
with aSteam'Saw Mill thereon, within a few
hundred yards of the Raystown Branch end
within six miles of the borough of liunting..
don. I will sell the land with or without the
saw mill, or PIO engine, which is eightgon
horse power, alone, as, there is water, power to
the mill. Indiiputable titles Will be given.,
.May 9, 1855—tf.
rpuE undersigned, a Committee appointed by
the proper - 'a uth6ritics to contract for the
erection of zinew Methodist Episcopal. house of
worship, in the borough of Huntingdon, Hun
tingdon county, Pa., give notice to all whpm it
may concern that they will receive proposals
for contract up to 19th May inst. The plan
and specifications may be seen by calling at the
store of Long & Decker one week previous to
the day of letting. 4 general out-line can be
obtained at the above named place at. any time.
N. S. BUCKINGHAM,
OWEN BOAT, Committee.
N. C. DECKER,
/- 4 -1 P. PRETTYMAN takes this method to
inform the citizens of Huntingdon and
all others, that he has permanently located in
Huntingdon, where lie will be pleased to attend'
to all that call or him for good. and never fa:.
Gallery at Railroad House,
where he can be found at all hours between 8
A. M. and 5 P. M... Pictures warranted cor
rect or no charge.
Mr. Prettynnln guarantees to give full satis
faction to - all that pittronize him ; all shall be
pleased with his pictures or no charge.
Huntingdon, May I, 1855.
THERegister of Wills in and for Hunting
don county, has granted to the undersign
ed, letters of administralion de bOras non with
the will annexed Upon the estate'ofJoseph Nor
ris, dec'd. And letters' of administration upon
the estate of Elizabeth Norris late of Penn
township, Huntingdon county', dec'd. All per
soiw having claims against either of said estates
will present them, and those indebted make
payment to us. JOHN NORRIS,
13. H: CAMPBELL,
Penn township, May 1; 1555. Adm'rs.
rf t , heat by the 33,i5h . ..1
,and Flour by
V V the Barrel, for at the cheap new
store of CUNNINGHAM & DUNN.
Dried .Apples—pealcd and unpealed just
j iedeivcd and' for sale by
CUNNINGHAM & DUNN.
Dure White Lead, just received and for
sale by OUNNINGLI.A.AI & DUNN.
1 - I .F. all kinds for sale at the office of the Hun