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From the Pennsylvania Inquirer.
ROMANCE. IN RE.'sL LIFE,
The particulars of a case of more than!
ordinary suffering and vicissitude were
communicated to us yesterday. Several
years ago, a hi g hly respectable young lady
of this city, •vell educated and lerls
brought up, became attached to and mar
ried a young gentleman, at that time in
the commercial business and with fin,
prospects. They lived tog , t:wr fur a
time, happily awl prosperously. An op
port unity then otf,rol, and Mr. B. was
induced to visit the Western country, and
became the proprietor of a hotel at a cel.
ebrated watering place in the interior of
Pennsylvania. While there, he unfortu
nately became intemperate in his habits,
neglected his bu.itiess, and was finally
compelled t, remove to another section of
country. Ile again established himself at
another watering plac,, where, after a hi if
career, the fiend of intemperance still dog•
gieg his footsteps, he was again compellA
to sell out and remove.
His next location was in Nlaryland,
where a few friends once more re-estab
lished him, his clingin,l to him throughout
all his vicissitudes with the tenacity id
woman, and the faint but constantly bea
ming hope that he %Auld yet reform and
resuscitate his almost lileless fortunes.—
For the third time, however, strong drink
obtained the mastery. lie was sold out,
and again compelled to try the south-west.
He passed down the Ohio aid Missis-1
sippi to New Orleans, his wife still cling—
ing to him, and finally proceeded into
Texas. Here he rallied for a little while,
but the period was brief, and intemperance
and the climate acting together, soon put
an end to his earthly career. His poor
wife, at that time, had two children with
her—one a boy of three years and a half
old, the other an infant of only eleven
months, and not a dollar wherewith to
provide them food. Her situation was
terrible indeed, especially when we re
member her early education, kindly bring
ing up, and the doting fondness with which
she clung, in every misfortune, to her ev
er kind but misguided and ruined husband.
Appreciating hr situation, a few charita
ble individuals engaged a passage for her d
in the schooner Harriet Porter, bound to,
Philadelphia. They had been out but a
few hours, before the unfortunate woman,
overcome by distress, anxiety of mind, and
the condition of her children, was seized
with a violent fever, and died a raving
maniac. Her little infant was torn from
her dead arms with difficulty, and kept on
sweetened water for the rest of the voy
age. Doubtless, the other pasacugers ex
tended every aid possible; but there was
no female on board, and men are not ex-
actly suited to nurse an infant of so ten-i
der an age; and at sea. The fate of the
poor mother must ini'e d, be lamented by
every feeling heart. tier body was thrown
into the sea, and we are happy to be able
to state that the little orphans are now in
the care of a family in this city. who were
acquainted with the deceased, and who
will see that their wants are abundantly
supplied. The infant, when it arrived in
Philadelphia, was completely emaciated,
with scarcely enough life remaining to an
mate its feeble frame."
From the Gloucester 'lelegraph.
A GREAT STORM.
Never have we been called upon to re
cord so severe a storm, or one so disas
trous and melancholy in its results, as
that which set in on Sunday morning.---'
Snow and rain came together, accompani
ed with a high wind from the S. E., which
soon increased to a gale almost unprece
dented for its violence, and which contin
ued without abatement the whole of that
day and night and moat of Monday.
Property and life have been swept away
to an unparrelled extent, and the scenes
of suffering and desolation that have been
brought before their eyes, have involved a
whole community in sorrow and affliction
Our shores have been literally strewn
with wrecks. surviving but suffering mar
iners, anti, alas, with the dead.
On Sandy morning there were in our
harbor nearly sixty vessels, which had put
in, in anticipatiOn of a storm. Of this
large fleet, all that could be st.en at anchor
on Monday morning v•ere about twenty,
and they having every mast ar,d spar cut
away, a solitary pole in each only standil
ing to bear aloft a signal of distress and
These, tossing as they were like egg
shells upon a violent sea, and exposed to
the yet raging gale, liable every moment
to part their cables and be driven to sea
with all on board, presented a scene mel
ascholy enough—but when the eye rested
upon the lung line of wrecks that had been
cast upon our shore, and the innumerable
fragments of others, together with their
scattered cargoes—here and there the cold
and stiffened corse of a fellow creature,
and the suffering survivors—the feeling
heart was subdued and almost made to
In regard to the lives lost it is impossi
ble as yet to ascertain the precise number.
The general belief is that it cannot fall
short of forty. Yesterday afternoon nine
bodies had been found, exclusive of four
at Sandy Bay.
From the N. Y. Courier and Enquirer
:CAUGHT IN HIS OWN TRAP.
The Globe of Friday night announced
that tieneral Scntt had undoubtedly been
nominated at liarrisburg, in consequence
of the Whigs of the New York delegafi
Sion, eighteen in number, holding a cau-
cus, and writing to the N. York members
of the Harrisburg Convention a formal
letter, recommending the nomination of
that dist n,;uished citizen. And then
with a view of exciting the friends of
IGeo. Harrison against the supposed nom
ination of Scott, makes the following ad
'General Harrison, with what mock try
have you beet treated! When there was
'a battle to tight, your party took you for
its lea ler. While victory was perching
on its banners, you were to be unceremo
['twisty thrust aside to make way for Mr.
Clay. And sow, when they have ant.ll- 1
er hattle to filth', belied i t co t !mpt of
your popularity, your dexixion, and your'
feelings. they must have a new leader in ,
the person of another chifrain !
'But what honar or hones'y is there in
•s party which can so readily abandon both
its principles and its leaders.
'This is not a movement of the people
composiN ole of our great political par
:ies, but of certain politicians. It does,
nit emanate from our Farmers, Meehan-1
ies or itkrchants, from our Valleys, our
Plains, or our Citi a; but lions a little
band of politicians; from a caucus room at
'Will not all good Whigs obey the FLAG OF THE PEOPLE!
mandate; turn about, wficel, about, and Kr A single term for the Presidener ' and
jump Jim Crow ? the of fi ce administered for the whole PEO-
What a beautiful admission is here! Be PL and nut for a PARTY.
hold, the organ of the administration no ice' A sound, uniform and convenient Na
sooner imagines Scott nominated, than it bona'
ole COU NTRY ,
C Y adapted to tl t ae le w , mti.i l r
admits the patriotict 'devotion' of Gen. pie,l w s . !lE. A: s sr, instead of I
brought about by cur presen
Harrison, and that his nomination is de- 12
sire.' by the 'people' and if made, would jj'ECONOMY, RETRENCHMENT, Hod RE
have emanated from our FARMERS, sm. FORM in the administration of public affairs,
Experiments aV ill Experh i
cuAsiles, and stELICHANTS, from 'our vAt.- I
Ts l r tic x
LEYS, our PLAINS, and our CI ILES'
O M O O n b t S e t sive P merit a , i' br elevating the th r eZ) .'
And then again the people are to be called
a.tern of WASHINGTON and the desciple of
upon to 'turn about, wheel about, and jump JEFFERSON, and thus resuming the safe and
Jim Crow !' How beautiful, how refined beaten track of our Fathers,—L. Gazette
how classical, and with how very true?.
For once. Mr $2.00,000 Globe, you have
'calculated without your host. The peod
pie have not been asked to 'turn about;'
but the harrisburg Convention has said to
them; 'in 1633, without orgaization or
concert, you the people, brought forward
Gen. flarrison, and without an effort,
came within a few votes of defeating the
Tory candidate fur the Presidency; we
now place before you the same veteran
hero and statesman for your sulitages, in
the full conviction that his nomination is
demanded by oar 'Farmers, Mechanics,
an .1 Mechanics;' and that it is loudly cal
led fur by a voice which cannot be mista
ken—'from our Valleys, our P'ains, and
The undersigned committee appointed
at a meeting of the leientla of temper
lance, in the borough of Huntingdon, on'
the 10th inst. to make arrangements for a
;eneral meeting on same subp.ct on Christ
Inas day the 25th inst, preparitory to the
organization of a society, having adopted
1. That said meeting to be held in
the Methodist Church, and to commence
at 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
2. Meeting for prayer in behalf of the
cause of temperance is recommended to
be held at the same church, to commence
at 10 o'clock A. M. on said day.
3. The afternoon exercises to be as
ADDRESSES-By the Rev. John Peebles
and the Rev. G. L. Brown, on the impor
tance of immediately organizing a tem
perance society in this borough, and the
duty of every member of the community
to join it and aid the cause by their influ
ence and example.
After which to enable the friends of
temperance to decide upon what course
should be adopted in the Organization of
a society, the following question shall be
considered and discussed.
it expedient to extend a pledge of
abstinence further than to exclude the use
as a beverage, of ardent spirits, and vi.
nous liquors ?
The gentlemen tp.dow named, have con
sented to deliver their respective views
tin the question--On the affirmative, Rev.
John Ball, John G, Miles Esq.
On the negative—John Williamson Esq
Samuel S. Wharton. Alter the regular
dist u , sion, any other persons present to
be at liberty to present their sentiments
lon the subject. Ladies and Gentlemen
'ot the borough and the adjoining neighbor.
hood, are respectfully invited to attend.
J :VIES sum.,
F. B. WALLACE Corn •
RO cmcnaz FOUJIWRI .
The subscribers would respectfully in
form the citizens of Huntingdon and the
adjoining counties that they have repair
ed, and newly fitted up the
on Clover creek, two miles troin Wil
liamsburg, where they are now prepared
to execute all orders in their line, of the
best materials and workmanship and with
pi oini.triess and despatch.
T1...y will keep constantly on hand,
Stoves 01 every discription, such as Cook
itt4, Ten Plate, Parlor, Coal and wood
atom es; Ploughs, anvils, car rings, ham
mers bed plates, hollow ware, and every
kind of castings necessary fur forges,
mills, or machinery of any discription
wagon boxes of all descriptions dm which
can be had on as good terms as they can
be had at any other foundry in the county
or State Remember the Rockdale Foun
STEEVENS diz GRIFFIN
Dec. 25. 1839
I , One country, one constitution, one destiny
Huntingdon, Dec. 25, 1839
GEN. WM. H. HARRISON
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
JOHN A. SHULZE,Seteto'l
I OSEP H RIT N Ell, Selectors
Ist Disirict LEVIS PASSMORE,
2d do CADWALLADER EVANS.
do CHARLES WATERS,
3d do JON. GILLINGHAM,
4th do AMOS ELLMAKER,
do JOHN K. ZELLIN,
do DAVID purrs,
sth do ROBERT STINSON,
6th do WILLIAM S. HINDEU,
7th do J. JENKINS ROSS,
Bth do PETER FILBERT,
9th do JOSEPH H. SPAYD,
10th do JOHN HARPER,
11th do WILLIAM M'ELVA INE,
12th do JOHN DICKSON,
13th do JOHN M'KEEH AN,
14th do JOHN REED,
15th do NATHAN BEACH,
16th do NER MIDDLESWARTH,
17th do GEORGE WALKER,
18th do BERNARD CONNE! LY,
19th do GEN. JOSEPH MAIIKLE,
20th do JUSTICE G.FORDYCE,
21st do JOSEPH HENDERSON,
22d do HARM AR DENNY,
t3:l do JOSEPH BUFFINGTON,
24th do JAMES MONTGOMERY,
25th do JOHN DICK.
“The Empire Slate.”
We learn that this interesting and val.
uable journal, published in New York
city, is to be enlarged. If any of tier
citizens desire one of the best political
and literary journals published in that
State, they would do well to send fur the
What we want !
We want money! we want to pny our
debts—and we want those to pay us that
We want those of our subscribers, who
are in debt to us two, three, and four
years, to PAY UP. We want such as
reside in distant parts of the State, to send
us the amount they know is due us, by
the next mail; because, we want to send
them a receipt for the same. We want
those who are indebted to us for adverti
sing, to PAY UP, for the best of all rea•
sons, we want the money.
We want every man that is in arrears
for either paper, job-work, or advertising,
to bring or send us our pay, on or before
the January Court; and we want them to
understand that we need it—we want them
to remember this; and we want them to
do what we want. Gf e want to obey the
injunction of St, Paul, "owe no man any
thing"—and we want our patrons to live
Up to it also.
We want to be able to go into the cam
paign for Harrison, able, and anxious fur
the strife. It e want a settlement in our
accounts—and oui subscribers and pa
trons may feel assured that we will fight
hard for a settlement with our rulers, who
have so long abused the confidence of the
people. 11 our friends will bear in mind
the beginning of the old catch—" Hand
over"—it will all be right.
It is really laughaLle to see the move
ments of the Van Buren faction, since
the noininatiun of the old soldier of the
last war—Harrison. Yuu can hardly
meet one that does not exclaim, "well,
you have nominated the old granny
again—ll : you had only nominated Clay,!
you might have stood some chance, but
with that old petticoat General you can do
This may all do well enough, fellow
citizens, for the paltry grogshop politi
cians, who can concieve of no other means
to advance their man, than by the detrac
tion of his opponent. Bu,: there is not
in our land, one man who has an Amen
an's heart, that would wantonly cast a '
whisper of slander against that man, vt, ho,
when only 19 years of age, left the ease
and happiness of his fireside home, to en
counter the hardships, the privations, and
the dangers of a frontier war—against
that man who spent years ut his life with
but the firmament lot his canopy, and the
cold sod for his couch,
ing for and guarding the liberties which
we now enjoy. The man that would con.
jure up the idle and false tales of that
man's enemies, and retail them out as
truth to suit party ends, and secure party
power, would apply a torch to the temple
of Liberty, or desecrate the tomb of Wash
ington. Have not the foes of Harrison
dune so 1 Answer us, every American
born—Every sun of those men, whose
toil reared the institutions of your country
1, —whose blood-cemented their foundations.
Democrats! you are called upon to
oppose Gen W m 11. Hari ison, and we are
I told, that he is not a Democrat. Are you
an American, cit . zen ? If you be, tell
us Ly the love of your country—by the
glory of its institutions; and by the graves
of our glorious fathers, is not he a Dem
ocrat 7 a lover of the people, a lover of
them for their own good (not hia own,
like the Democrats of the present day) a
Democrat ? Is not he a Democrat who
left the quiet of home for the din of bat.
tle 1 Is not he a Democrat who could
receive,' and pay out millions of public
money 7 and without money or without
price, show his hands unpolluted by the
peoples' treasure—Such a Democrat is
Harrison—Such a Granny is the Hero
of North Bend—Such a Petticoat Gener
al is the Warrior of Tippecanoe and the
We have one suggestion to make to our''
friends in this county. Let every man
who has leisure, and he that has not, find
it, come into our town at the January
court, and let there b e held on Tuesday
Meeting of the People.
And thus begin the work in earnest. In
every city and town in the Union, ar e
they calling the people together, and ev
ery breeze brings us the united shout of
every opponent of the mad schemes of the
present rulers; it is heard above all ,then•
mutterings and revilings,—hurrah for
Harrison and Tyler, —Let us not be be
hind. The days of their misrule are num
bered. The people are coming,—Let us
be enabled to tell them in 1840-1' he
people are here.
The Senate of the U. S. have been
meeting from day to day doing nothing—
waiting for the moving or meeting of the
waters in the lower House.
In the House they have spent nearly a
month doing nothing. Each returniug
day is a history of the past. The contes
ted seats of the New Jersey members be
ing the bone of strife. Some little time
was spent with Naylor and Tory Inger
soll. But the Loco Fucos themselve s
were ashamed of the conduct of Ingersoll,
and by a unanimous vote declared that he
had no right to a vote in their body. A
vote was finally had upon the right of the
Jersey members, when the right of the
Whigs to a vote was by a tie vote--conse
quently both sets were excluded, until a
committee should be appointed, or the
House organized at least.
A gleam of hope now appeared that
they would soon commence business; and
the election of speaker was commenced.
After nine unsuccessful balluttings, the
contest happily ended in the election of a
Whig Speaker of Congress— Hunter of
Virginia. It was an unexpected triumph
and has knocked the talk out of the Lo:
cos. A neat and candid address was
made to the House by Mr. Hunter on ta
king the chair; when the members were
called and sworn in—when Randolph, of
N. Jersey, the only uncontested member ,
appeared with his five Ni hig colleagues,
and demanded to be sworn in, on the au•
thority of their certificates; when the old
scene was all to go over again—speech af.
ter speech—motion after motioo, and no
deter mination arrived at. There we must
leave them until further news. Of course
we have no message yet.
MARRIED—On Wednesday, Decem
ber 11th, by I. Grafius, Esq. Mr. Win.
HERMAN, to Miss RACHEL KENADY, all
of Porter township, Huntingdon county,
HEREAS by a precept to me direc- I
1"/ ted dated at Huntingdon, the 17th day ;
of November, A. D. one thousand eight
hundred and thirty nine under the hands
and seals of Lie Hon• Thomas Burnside, 1
l'resident of the Court of Common Pleas,
Oyer and Terminer, and general jail deliv
ery of the 4th judicial district of Pennsyl
vania, composed of the counties of Mifflin,
Huntingdon, Centre, Clearfield, and Jeffer
son, and the lion. Joseph Adonis, and
John Kerr his associate Judges of the
county of Huntingdon, justices assigned, ap
pointed to hear, try, and determine all and
every indictments, and presentments made
or taken for or concerning all crimes, which
by the laws of the State are made capital or
felonies of death and all other offences,
crimes and misdemeanors, which have been
or shall be committed or perpetrated within
the said county, or all persons which are or
shall hereafter he committed or be perpe-,
trated for crime 3 aforesaid—l am comman
ded to make.
Throughout my whole
bailiwick, that a Court of Oyer and Ter
miner, of Comm n Pleas and Quarter Sea
' sions will be held at the court house in the
Borough of Huntingdon, on the second Mon
day and 13th day of January, next, and
those who will prosecute the said prisoners,
be then and there to prosecute them as it
shall be just, and that all Justices of the
Peace, Coroner, and Constables within the
said county be then and there in their pro
per persons, at 10 o'clock A. M. of said day,
with their records, inquisitions, examinations
'and remembrances, to do those things which!
their offices respectively appertain.
Dated at Huntingdon, the 17th day of
November, in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and thirty nine
and the 63d year of American Indepen
JOSEPH SHANNON, Sh'ff.
Sheriff's Office Hunting
don, December ,25, 1839.
Prod a ma lion.
mr lIEREAS by Precept to me direc
ted by the Judges of Common
Pleas of the county of Iluntingdoa bear
ing; test the 17th day of Novem'aer, A. D.
1839, I am commanded to make Public
Proclamation throughout my whole baili
wick that a court of Common Pleas will
be held at the court house, in the borough
of Huntingdon, in the county of Hunt
ingdon, on the third Monday and 20th of
January, A. D. 1840, for the trial of
all issues in said court which remain un
determined befote the said Judges when
and where all Jurors, NVitnesses and sui
tors in the trial of all said issues are re
quired to attend.
Dated at Iluntinudon tee 17th day of
November, A. D. one thousand eight hen•
tired and thirty ninr, the 63d year of -
merican lad epentience..........
JOSEPH SHANNON, &cry.
Sheriff's office Hunting
don Dec. 25, 18S9
virtue of sundry writs of Vent/Ri
m-0 oni Exponas and Lerari Facial, is
sued out of the court of Common Pleas
of Huntingdon county, and to one direc
ted, will be exposed to public sale at the
Court 'louse in Huntingdon, on the 13th
day of January next, at ten o'clock A. M.
the following property, viz:
A certain tract of lat d situate in Union
township, adjoining land of Samuel Dill,
Humphrey Chilcote, Daniel Young Smith
and others, Containing about
more or ICSS, about 70 of which are clear
rd, having thereon erected three houses,
each one story high and two stables.
Seized and taken under execution and
to he sold as the property of John Quarry
and Michael Quarry.
A tract of land situate it. Tell town
ship. adjoining lands of James Ford, Ja.
cob Help, Hobert Blair and others, con•
One hundred Acres more or less
about thirty five acres of which are clear
ed, and thereon erected a Cabin house 4-
barn; Also, thereon an Orchard of about
60 Apple and other Trees,
Seized and taken under execution and
to be sold as the property of Henry Fitz•
A tract of land situate in Barree town
ship, Huntingdon county, adjoining lands
of Nlathew Gilleland, James Leonard &
others containing about
17 Acres more or less
surveyed on a warrant in the name of
Seized and taken under execution and
to be sold as the property of Robert Flern
A certain lot of ground situate in the
new town plot lately laid out adjoining
the old town of Hollidaysburg, lying and
being on the northerly side of Blair street
and in front on said street sixty feet, and
extending in depth at right angles to the
said street one hundred and four feet on
the westerly side, and one hundred and
sixteen feet on the easterly line of said
lot to Mulberry street, being sixty one
feet nine inches in Lriadth on said street
as laid out on the ground, and known and
designated on the plan o' said lot, lately
laid out as aforesaid by number 114.
Seized and taken under execution and
to be sold as the pi o,,erty of Abraham
A lot of ground situate in the town of
Newry, adjoining a lot of Ale sander
Knox on the smith, a lot of E. Fe rree on
the north, fronting 50 feet on 13ed fent st.
and extending 200 feet in depth to an al
ly, the same being numbered 14 in the
plan of said town, and having thereon e
rected a two story log house.
Seized and taken under execution and
to be sold as the property of John Shoup.
A lot of ground situate in the exten
sion of the borough of Alexandria, num•
bered 9 in the plan thereof, adjoining on
east a lot of John Itching, on the west a
lot of Nicholas Cressweli fronting 60 feet
on the turnpike toad and extending back
180 feet to an alley on which are erected
a two story log house and a frame tailor
Seized an 1 taken under execution and
t . be sold as .he property of Stephen Itch
OTICE is hereby given to al: per.
sons interested, flat the following
named persons, have settled their ac
counts in the Register's Office, at Hunt
ingdon, and that said accounts will be pre
sewed for confirmation and allowance, at
an Orphans' Court to be held at Hunting.
don for the county of Iluntingtlon, on
the second Monday, and 13th day of
January next; vii:
I. John Morrison and Samuel 11 Bell
Administrators of the estate of Samuel
Morrison, late of Shirley township deed.
2. John Fleck, executor o! the last
will and testament of Mary Ann Tem
pleton, late of Tyrone township, dec'd.
3. Samuel Myton and Wesley Greg
rey, Executors of the last n ill and testa
ment of John Myton, late of West town
4. Israel Grafms, Eiq. and Mary Roe,
Executors of the last will and tcstatnent
of John Roe, late of Porter township,
Register's office, Hunting.
(low, Dec. 25,1839—.41..
JUNIATA BRIDGE NOTICE.
The stock hold( rs in the Juniata Bridge
Company, are notiliel that the annuel e
lectioa will be held at the house of Chris
tian Couts, in the borbugh of Huntingdon
on 7i. e,day the 11th day of January next
for the purpose of electing
1 Presiclent, 6 Managers and
Treasurer and secretary,
to conduct the alnirs of the said Compa-
I tty for the ensuing
I. DORLAND, Secy.
Dentin Von, Dec, 25, i 839.
( ~Last Notice
edILL pet - sons mho know themselves
indebted to the estate of Peter
Swoops, deceased, arc requested to call
and d seharge their accounts, as the ac
counts will be left in the hands of vrop
pvr officers for collection, if not sctticd
'before the lot day of February nest,
without respect to persons.
JSO. Sll OOPE,
PETER SW OOPE, Exe.
liutitingdun, Dec, 25, 183'J.
ES I ATE OF
The Subscriber, appointed by th rout t
of common Pleas of Chester county,
Trustees, in the place; of Jesse PuseV,
and others assignees of Joel PennocK,
under a deed of voluntary assignment
for the benefit of creditors, hereby gives
notice, that the books of the said Joel
Pennock, are in the hands of
Mr. John Taylor
[.lt Clie:ster Purnac,]
Who is authorized to make settlement
end receive the balances which may be
found to be due to the saul estate.
All persons therefore who have unset
tled ._ccuunts with said estate. are re
quested to call immediately on Mr. Tay
lor, that they may be settled.
I'. FRAZER SMITH.
Dec. 26, 18:39.--rt.
TO ova vuumatromm.
KE notice, that we I ave applied to
-m- the Judges of the Court of Com
mon Pleas of Huntingdon County for tie
benefit of the laws of this Commonwealth
made for the relief of Insolvent debtors;
and the said Court has appointed the 2nd,
monday (13th day) of January next fur
the hearing of us and our creditors at
the Court house in the borough of Hun
tingdon, when and where you may attend
if you see proper.
John B. Glass,
c. IL, 1833.