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"One country, one constitution, one destiny."
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Wednesday morning, June 14,1843.
V. B. PALMER, Esq. (No. 104 S. Third
Street, Philtuf e4.41a,) is authorized to act as Agent
for this paper, to procure subscriptions and adeer
To Advertisers.
Advertisements must be handed in on Tuesday
morning before 9 o'clock to insure their insertion in
next morning's paper.
"maiNTraranoN 30131LNAL."
"The experiment has been tried, and it is sulli
ciently proved," that a newspaper can be supported
in Huntingdon county. Nearly eight years ago the
publication of the "Joents.ti." was commenced
under circumstances the most unpropitious. By
some it was whispered that it would "follow in the
footsteps of its predecessors"—go down, as did other
papers started here, by reason of mismanagement
and neglect. Others stood aloof, and looked upon
the enterprise with an eye of suspiscion and distrust.
Its founder and late editor, however, launched his
frail bark upon the "tempestuous ocean of experi
ment," and soon had the satistitction of knowing
that he had weathered the storm and succeeded in
placing his feet upon terra firma.
Although little exertion has been made, the sub
scription list has more than doubled itself since the
commencement; and notwithstanding the severe
pressure of the times ever since we assumed the
editorial chair, it has steadily increased and is yet
increasing in numbers. Thus encouraged, we have
purchased new type &c, and improved the the ap
pearance of our paper, so that we are now enabled
to present the neatest and most beautiful paper ever
published in Huntingdon county or the " region
round about."
We believe not - only that our old Mends are de
tennined to stand by us, but that there are many
others, who, if solicited, would cheerfully extend
their support to their own county paper, knowing
that it will be vastly to their advantage to do so.—
For this purpose we have issued this prospectus,
hoping that our friends in the different villages and
townships of the county, will use their influence to
extend our circulation by procuring new subscribers.
We have gone to considerable expense to improve
and beautify the ' , Journal," and to obviate objec
tions to it. We now promise still further improve
ment as soon as our circumstances will
Our intention is to make the "Journal" emphati
cally a FAMILY NEWSPAPER-an ever welcome ve
hicle for me conveyance of interesting and useful
information to every circle. We are prepared to
spread /Well:genes from every quarter of the habita
ble globe before our readers weekly, as well as from
every section of our own nation, state and county.
Being in the monthly receipt of the best liemry pub
lications in the country, we can also furnish much
of the choice Literature of the day. The Farmer,
ever the "bone and sinew" of the Republic, will find
his interests attended to, under the head of Agricul
ture and the cause of Religion, of Morality, and
of Temperance shall not suffer, while at the .nne
time we devote a comer of our paper to Amusement.
The "Journal is now the only paper published at
the "Seat of Justice" of the great county of Hunt
ingdon; and there is no probability that there will
be any other for a long time to come. Time has
been when other papers were put forth here, and
political warfare was then carried on to an alarming
extent, which proved to a certain degree destructive
of the peace and happiness of our citizens. That
time, however, is past, and we trust the scenes of
excitement and violence then witnessed may never
again be re-enacted in our midst. Experience has
taught us all that no good can result from extrava
gant political wrangling and personal vituperation.
We do not wish to be understood to assume neu
tral ground for our future course.—The "Journal"
will, as heretofore, maintain Whig principles with
all rsiaxisss and in MODEIIATION, as we believe the
welfare of our common country to depend upon the
success of those principles. Believing thus, we will
continue the humble but steadfast advocate of the
Whig cause "through sunshine and through storm"
—through success and through defeat. And rah&
on the Presidential question, our personal predilec
tions are strongly in favor of the great champion!of
our creed—Has nr —yet we shall yield our
full and hearty support to the nominee of the Whig
National Convention, should that body, in its wis
dom, elect some one of the other distinguished
:Statesmen whose news have been mentioned in
connection with the Presidency of the United States.
In short, no efforts on our Part shall be wanting
to make the "Journal" what a newspaper ought to
be—a messenger of inestimable value to the Farmer,
Mechanic, Manufacturer, Merchant, and all Busi
ness Classes whatsoever.
The" HUNTINGDON 70131. AL " is published every
Wednesday morning, at $2 00 a year, if paid in
advance—and if not paid within six months $2 00
will be charged.
No aubseriptiona will be received for a shorter
period than Biz months, nor any paper discontinued
till all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of
the editor.
In thus soliciting an extension of public favor, the
undersigned tenders his sincere thanks to his friends
and patrons for the kindness and liberality hereto
fore received at their hands, and he hopes to merit
a continuance of their patronage.
17....ru1gitr., ?vie Y. 1313.
cLI. The absence of the Editor is noticed as an
apology for any deficiency that may be discernible
in this week's paper.
New York Cynosure.
We have received the first and second numbers
of a neutral penny daily newspaper bearing the
above name, published in the city of New York, by
an Association of practical printers. Its general ap
pearance is neat, and its moral tone is of a high or
, der. We think it is* such a paper as is greatly
needed in New York. We wish it success, and
shall gladly put it on our exchange list.
The Late Frosts,
We learn from our exchange papers that the
frosts on the Ist and 2nd of this month, which in
jured the vegetation here to a great degree, extended
over the whole country, from Boston to as far West
as we have heard from.
Read and Remember.
We would just intimate to our patrons, in as
modest a way as possible, that our paper makers
want money, and that we have none to pay them
with. We hope our friends will bear this in mind
when they or their neighbors come to attend the
June Adjourned Court next week and the week
New School House.
The Board of Directors have allotted the building
of a two sully Brick School House, 40 by 50 feet,
in this Borough, to Messrs. CUNNINGHAM & BUR
cnrcELL of this place, at $lBOO.
National Forum.
Mr. WALLACE, the able editor of this penny daily
has enlarged his paper, and associated with himself
in the editorial department, NATHAN SARGENT,
Esq., a well tried and unfaltering soldier in the Whig
ranks, and a gentleman who has the capacity to ren
der good service to the cause he espouses.
Incidents that should be recorded.
Some time ago, while on a visit, about twenty
five miles from this place, we were in conversation
with a gentleman in the meridian of life, if not past
it, when suddenly changing the subject, he said,
"Do you know Miss J—, a servant girl in your
town'!" Knowing all the girls in town, our an
swer was of course in the affirmative. " Well"
said he, "do you know how she is liked'!" We
replied that we heard her mistress (knowing them
all, too) speak favorably of her. "Now," said he,
"I'm right glad of it—l'm rejoiced--I bespoke her
the situation, and sent her up—her mother is a poor
widow, and how she will be pleased!" We made
no further reply, but thought to ourself- 11 there is
oneof your much persecuted Bachelors! Show us
a Bachelor, and we will show you the widow's and
the orphan's constant friend."
The same gentleman came to this place last win
ter, in the deepest snow, to attend a Temperance
Celebration. He met us it the street, and in a
common conversation he told us he did not come in
his sleigh because some two or three dozen of young
ladies and their anxious mammas had innitedhimto
able to take all of them, he lent "tO his
neighbor and came here on horseback, for fear that by
taking one of the interesting beauties he might give
offence to others. There again was the soul of the
Bachelor manifest. But the ladies, young and old,
" double" and " single" pester and persecute Bache
lors almost to death!
A New Stocking-Znitting Machine
The Philadelphia North American of Wednes
day last says :—A denizen of the land of wooden
nutmegs, yclept Arasmus French, has invented a
machine for the manufacture of hosiery. It is de
scribed as perfect in its operation. The products of
the machine extend to every species of hose, which
it makes without seams and without blemish. The
merit of the invention does not stop with this im
provement. It is very rapid in its work. One
horse power can drive five hundred machines; one
girl can tend ten machines, and each machine can
turn out one sock an hour. By this rule an engine
of one horse power and fifty girls, would manufac
ture in one day (ten hours) five thousand short
hose, or fifteen thousand pairs in a week. If our
"calculations" be correct, the work upon each pair,
including the spinning of the yarn, would not ex
ceed one cent. The interest on the capital invested,
etc., would increase this sum a fraction. The raw
material might bring up the total coat of production
to two cents. Lady Sale says somewhere in her
admirable Journal of Adventures in Afghanistan,
that certain worthies may carry on the government
of India "while she is knitting her grand-children's
stockings." Her fireside resource, after all her per
ils, is likely to be taken away if this wonderful ma
chine should go into operation. What wise dame
will spend even her leisure hours in plying her knit
ting needles, when perhaps three cents will buy a
neat, strong and comfortable pair of socks for a
grown person. We should not wonder to hear of
a strike among the worthy grand-dames of Spring
field, where this invention is said to exist at this
moment. A beautiful sight would it be to see them
with drum and fife and flag parading to the house
of the great innovator, and tusking a bonfire of the
manufacturing premises with all their contents.
The Lancaster Examiner of Wednesday last
says;—"" Whilst the Menagerie of Messrs. Raymond
and Waring was at Manhehn Borough, on Satur
day evening last, $975 in specie was stolen from
one of their wagons. A reward of $lOO was imme
diately offered for its recovery, and on the succee
ding afternoon the money was found by a lad, buried
in the ground near the canvass. A man attached to
the caravan, named John Lowry, was arrested and
is in prison on suspicion of having been concerned
in the robbery.
The city of Hamburgh is rising from its ruins in
increased beauty. Five hundred houses have been
erected on the sites of a portion of those burnt in
1842. The streets have been much enlarged, and a
contract has been entered into with a 1: midi. cm.
pan•, to light the city with gab.
Riotous Proceedings—Sale Suspen•
ded—and referred back to the Le•
In pursuance of the act of the last Legislature, au
thorizing the sale by subscription, of the Delaware
Division of the Pennsylvania Canal, the price being
fixed at $16,000, divided into 1600 shares, the
Commissioners under the act, met for the purpose in
Philadelphia, on Thursday the Ist of June inst.—
The books were opened at the Merchant's Exchange,
in the morning, when one of those scenes which
marked the taking of bank stock in years gone by,
ensued. We condense from the Inquirer :—The
moment the books were opened a crowd rushed to
the place of subscribing. The ascendency was gain
ed by mere brute force. Several parties of bullies,
hired for the occasion, were seen in attendance.—
Some took otf their coats the better to enable them
to accomplish their object, and during the day, sever
al fights took place. The large room of the Ex
change was crowded, and the yells, shouts and
struggles were indeed disgraceful.
The books were closed at 10 o'clock, some of the
Commissioners being unwilling to proceed in such
confusion, and with the prospect of haring the doors"'
burst in upon them. At that time, 1550 shares had
been taken by sixteen persons. Some of these im
mediately sold out their right for from fifty to one
hundred dollars. After the adjournment the Com
missioners deliberated. Some were for going on—
others for selling the stock by auction—and others
for referring the whole business back to the Legisla
ture. The matter was still undecided at three
o'clock, when the crowd and the bullies again as
sembled, ready to re-enact the scenes of the mor
ning. But the Commissioners seeing this, refused
to proceed, and adjourned, and the crowd, after
waiting some time, burst open the dooes of their pri
vate room, but found the books etc.' among the
missing ; they then dispersed. The papers all seem
to say that there were two or three organized bands
of men in attendance—employed, it is supposed, by
certain companies, who wish to get possession of
the line for ulterior purposes. Twenty-one Com
missioners were in attendance. Eighteen were ab
sent. They held several meetings subsequently, to
determine what to do.
On motion of S. D. Ingham, they finally adopted
a resolution, to submit the whole circumstances to
the next Legislature, and to suggest the expediency
of revising the law so as to sell the Division at
At a meeting held in relation to the stock, in front
of the State House on Friday evening, Henry Horn
presiding, strong resolutions were passed requesting
the Commissioners to suspend proceedings, and to
to refer the matter to the Legislature. During the
meeting, a fisticuff took place between a friend and
opponent of Gov. Porter.
Among the resolutions adopted by it, was the
following :
Resolved, That we here denounce any officer of
this Commonwealth, even though in be the Cover
nor himself, if he dares to sway by his official pow
er the action of the Commissioners, who are bound
to frustrate this fraud and shield the State from dis-
It was understood that the Governor was present
in Philadelphia, and endeavoring to prevent the
Commissioners from referring back to the Legisla
Another Tight Place.
The false swearing in regard to the imaginary
conversation with Judge Banks, in the celebrated
affidavit given by James M. Porter to sustain the
legality of his nephew's appointment as Sheriff of
Philadelphia county, was not the only "tight place"
into which the Secretary involved himself by the
perpetration of that curious document. The Eas
ton, Pa., Argus has the following in reference to
another point in said affidavit:
"Upon his coss.examination, Mr. Secretary Por.
ter, speaking of Wm. A. Porter, testifies as follows
Porter was a student of La Fayette Col:
" lege when my certificate is dated. He graduated
"in the latter part of September, 1839 ; he went
" through and took the first honor."
"Strange to say, this testimony is directly contra
ry to the fact. Mr. Win. A. Porter did not take the
first honor, and we hold ourselves ready and willing
to prove our assertion before all the world, if tweet ,
sary. No honors were granted at La Fayette Col
lege in 1939, to any one. The Faculty considered
it impolitic to grant honors, and determined not to
do it, and Mr. J. M. Porter was President of the
Board of Trustees at the time."
The Secretary, nor any of his friends, have made
reply to the grave charges of false swearing and per
jury, in the statements of this affidavit. There's a
virtue in silence sometimes. Disagreeable explana
tions may be thus avoided.—Pa. Telegraph.
Mr. Clay at Home,
The Woatern Christian Advocate, one of the or
gans of the Methodist Episcopal Church, is publish
ed weekly in Cincinnati. Its editor has recently
visited Kentucky, and from an interesting account
of his journey, we extract the following, to us, very
interesting paragraph concerning the great man of
the nation and his household:
A person who sees so many newspapers as an edi
tor's exchange list furnishes, could scarcely visit
Lexington without making some inquiry concerning
Ashland and its propri tor. It happened that our
well tried friend, brother Bascom, wan the long and
intimate friend of Mr. Clay. Their acquaintance
was formed when the former travelled Danville cir
cuit in 1836, who, by his powerful eloquence, cogent
reasoning, and overwhelming Scriptural authorities,
gave a death-blow to the rife Arianism of that coun
try, which threatened to overrun Kentucky. Our ,
kind host conveyed us to Ashland ; but the proprie
for was not at home. On hearing, however, of our
visit, we received a moat cordial invitation to dine at
Ashland, of which we availed ourselves, and spent
three full hours in very pleasant chat with our kind
entertainer, and three more agreeable hours we never
spent in all our life. Mr. Clay is sixty-five years of
age, but might pass for fifty, and will, in all proba
bility, be well capable of public buainess till four
score pass over his head, if God spare him that long.
Ilis manners are as plain and republican as they aro
gentlemanly and unalKeted. Tho moral principle,
producing honesty and conscientious fidelity to his
trust, seemed to us to have taken deep possession of
his mind, and we believe governs his heart, Ile is
now closely engaged in his duties as a lawyer, and
dors not forget his farm, which is in admirable order.
His house is plain indeed, and his improvements
around it, consisting of grass lawns, and rows of
shade trees planted by his own hands, are in good
taste, and in complete keeping with his republican
principles and manner of life. And then, Mrw.
Clay is more than a pattern—she is an exact model
for all the ladies in'the land, She minutely super
all her household affairs. Her little green
house, and collection of flowers and shrubs, are
most tasty and well selected. But her butter
-yes, her bolter (for we eat some of i9—is superior.
Prom her dairy, conducted' under eye, she supplies
the principal hotels of Lexington; and it is no small
glory to her, that her son Thomas showed the other
day, the suit which his mother purchased for him
with the avails of her butter. Whether her first
name be Lucretia or not, we cannot say ; but then
we are sure she deserves it. The topics of conver.
sation were, moral, religious, and miscellaneous sub
jects; and we were glad to learn to our satisfaction,
that Mr. Clay was a firm believer in the Christian
religion—that he read his bible, and attended, with
his excellent lady and family, the Protestant Episco
pal Church in Lexington, and frequently hears min
isters of other Churches.
Destructive Fires,
On the 25th ult. a conflagration occurred at
Tallahassee, Florida, which was not extinguished
- until nearly every house in the town was destroyed.
The fire commenced about 5 o'clock, P. M. on the
25 ult. and was not arrested before 8, so that the
destruction w, effected in the short space of three
hours. From the investigation of a committee ap
pointed to ascertain the extent of the loss, it appears
that the injury sustained is not less than $500,000,
and may probably be found to exceed that sum.—
The Star says t " The, whole business portion of our
city has been swept away. Not a store of any kind
was left. It is not certainly known whether the fire
was the work of an incendiary, or was the result of
an accident.
broke out at Taunton, in the dry good store of Mr.
John 0. Burt, on Wednesday evening last, which
spread with such rapidity that all the buildings on
the south side of Main street, between Brewer's
block and the Croker House, were either consumed
or pulled down to prevent t h e further ravages of
the fire. The buildings destroyed were occupied by
J. 0. Burt, dry good dealer; Solomon Woodman,
dry good dealer ; George Townsend, hat and shoe
dealer; L. -M. Perkins, dry good dealer; Charles
Godfrey, Merchant; Messrs. John and William
Read, merchants; and E. C. Baker, merchant.—
The buildings demolished to arrest the flames were
occupied by Messrs. Stearns & Stanly, Mr. C. R.
Pierce, and Mr. Pitts. The total loss on the build
ings alone are estimated at $30,000, two-thirds of
which is insured. The loss on goods is very heavy.
Fine AT COLUMBUS, Onto.—The Ware-house
of Joseph Rutter & Son, at Columbus, Ohio, to
-stWie."klilfesgfruStArtniiPirragirie irr e ,ra t . he
Mail bags belonging to Messrs. Patterson & Slocum,
worth $5,000; furniture belonging to Mr. C. Col
gate, valued at $3,000; and other goods belonging I
to various persons, were entirely consumed. The
fire is supposed to have proceeded from spontaneous
combustion. There was no insurance upon any
port of the property destroyed.
Daily Gazette of Thursday morning contains the
following particulars of a destructive conflagration
in that city t
About two o'clock, this morning, a fire broke out
in the Boiler Manufactory of Dayton street, which
consumed all the building on both sides of that
street between Main and Prime streets, to the brick
block on the corner, including the old Steamboat
Hotel. About twenty tenements in all were des
More Lynch Law.
Pour Horrible Murders.—Arrest of the supposed
murderers and the execution of one without
We learn from the Van Buren (Ark.) lute!lige'.
cer of the 6th tilt., that a family by the name of
Coa, waa recently murdered near the Choctaw line,
on the Poteau river:
" Mr. Cox (the Intelligencer says) was a black
smith, and had been working in the Indian country•,
either among the Creeks or Seminoles, under the
employ of the United States, and had lately moved
into the State, and settled in Scott county, at the
place where he and his family were murdered, An
Indian and a negro who were supposed to be the
murderers, were pursued and arrested in the Indian
country, and were brought back and delivered to the
civil authorities of Scott county. They confessed
that they had committed the crime. It appears
from their statements that the Indian shot Mr. Cox,
and at the report of the gun Mrs. Cox ran to the
door, and the negro knocked her down with an axe
and killed her—then killed a small child and cut its
head off. They then robbed the house, and found
something like a thousand dollars. They were pla
ced in jail—but the populace became so much enra
ged, that they went to the jail, and took the negro
out, tied hiss to a stake, and burned hint to death."
A gentleman engaged in taking the census of
Louisville, informs the editor of the Kentuckian,
that he "came across a man who was 55 years old ;
he had been married three times, by his first wife he.
had eleven, by his eecond he had ten, and twelve by
his last, making thirty three children, and his wife
is now in a very interesting state. Twenty-three of
them were boys, and ten girls; nineteen boys and
girls arc living. lie married in his 18th year, and
remained in a state of widowhood three years."
The Harrisburg reporter nays that in defiance of
the 4th section of the bill passed by the Legislature
to reduce the expenses of the Canal Commi.ion
ors, two clerks arc stiU employed by the Board at a
yearly salary to each of $lOOO. This is the respect
paid to the lawn by the present Administration.
ror Young Men and Women.
We find the following excellent article in , •The
Offering," edited by the Factory Girls of Lowell.
It breathes the right spirit. Every mother and
daughter, father and son, should rend it :
"From whence originated the idea that it was
derogatory to a lady's dignity, or a blot upon female
character, to labor? And who was the first to say,
sneeringly, "Oh, she works for a living?" Surely,
such ideas and expressions ought not to grow on a
republican soil. The time has been, when ladies of
the first rank were accustomed to busy themselves
in domestic employment. Homer tells us of prin
cesses who used to draw water from the springs, and
wash with their own hands the finest of the linen
of their respective fiunilies. The famous Lucretia
used to spin in the midst of her attendants; and the
wife of Ulysses, after the Beige of Troy, employed
herself in weaving until her husband returned. to
"And in the latter times, the wife of George
of England, has been represented as spending an
evening in hemming pocket handkerchiefs, while
her daughter Mary sat in the corner darning stock
ings. Few American fortunes will support a woman
who is above the calls of her family ; and a man of
sense, in choosing a companion to jog with through
all the uphills of life, would sooner choose one who
had to work for a living, than one who thought it
beneath her to soil her pretty white hands with man
ual labor, although she possessed her thousands.
To be able to earn one's living by laboring with her
, own hands, should be reckoned among female ee
-1 complishments ; and I hope the time is not far dis
tant, when none of my country-women will be asha
med to have it known that they are better versed in
usefulness, than they arc in modern accomplish
An Unfortunate Affair.
The Lancaster Intelligencer says—. On Monday
last, at Concord, in this county, a disagreement hav
ing occurred between Mr. Samuel Meharry, of that
place, and a man named Hawk, from New Holland,
the latter picked up a stone and struck Meharry with
great violence on the head, fracturing his scull in
several places. The injury at first was supposed to
be slight, and Hawk was suffered to depart. But
on Tuesday Meharry become wore, and then nearly
delirious—after which he never spoke a word until
his death, which took place on Tuesday evening."
Slavery in Indiana.
The Baltimore Sun gives the following as an ex
tract of a letter received by a gentleman of that
city, from his brother in England:
" An ordinance has passed the Council in British
India, by virtue of which all slavery ceases from the
present time, in all our Eastern dependencies."
The Tug of Wan
A " Will Case" is to be argued in Kentucky, be
fore Judge Simpson, of Clark county:
"Messrs. H. Clay, M. C. Johnson, A. K. Wool
ley and R. Pindell, appear as counsel for the estab
lishment of the will, and Messrs. J. J. Crittenden,
J. 'P. Morehead, Thomas F. Marshall, and W. B.
Kinkaid against it."
Kentucky to hear.
—We had the pleasure, yesterday, says the U. S.
Gazette, of examining a number of pieces of Lawn
Chintz, and looking at a well stored pattern book of
the seine kind of goods, manufactured at the Man
chester Print Works, near this city. They are of a
very excellent fabric, and the figures are choice,
neat, and tasteful.
This is one of those articles which it was once
thought American manufactures would never be
able to make in competition with foreign looms.—
But we have the lawn chitz now in all their beauty,
doing credit to the enterprise and skill of the manu
facturers, and justice to the looks of those who will
wear them.
GETTING Ozn.--A South American paper gives
the following account of a lady now living in Vene
zuela. She was born in the year 1699, was con
firmed by Arch Bishop Rancor at the age of 16, she
has never been married, nor never had a child, her
hair turned entirely gray, and at the ago of 133 re
turned to its original color, black, commencing at the
back of the neck to the forehead, but it is now turn.
ing gray again.
She lost her sight entirely at the age of 118, and
recovered it naturally at the age of 138, in such a
manner that she can thread a common needle, she is
at present a little deaf. Her principal occupation is
spinning and sewing. lip to the 31st of January
she was still alive.
- .
On Tuesday, the 6th inst., by the Rey. A. K.
RINE ALBAUGH, both of Allegheny township.
C. : 3 2:15
On Friday, the 2nd inst., MARTHA, consort of
the late Andrew Martin, deed., aged 25 years.
Adininistralmos Notice.
Tr_ ETTERS of administration on the es
tate of Dan. Yoder, late of Henderson
township, Huntingdon county, dec'd.,have
been granted to the undersigned. Al per
sonsindebted to said estate are requested to
make immediate payment, and those having
claims against it will present them properly
authenticated for settlement without delay.
DAVID YODER, Henderson tp.
Huntingdon County
JACOB ZOOK, Menno tp,
Mifflin County,
June 14, 1843.-6 t,
administrator's Aolice.
Tik ETT ERS of administration on the
gilka estate of John Scullin, late of the Ho
tough of Petersburg, Huntingdon co., deed.
have been granted to the undersigned. All
persons indebted to the said estate are reques
ted to make immediate payment, and those
having claims against it will present them
properly authenticated for settlement with
out delay.
• JOIIN Adus's•
June 14., 18.1:1.--13t,
The Buffalo, N. Y. Gazette of last Saturday,
states that the story of the marriage of the tiitutes3
Twins is true.
A Whig State Convention is to be held at Rut
land, Vt. on the 28th inst. The nominations for
the annual election will be made; and, in addition,
delegates to attend the National Convention, 1844,
will be appointed.
The sons of New England in New York city have
held a meeting, and resolved to attend the celebra•
tion at Bunker Hill on the 17th.
At Columbus, Ga., a few days since, a man named
Smith, who had been arrested on a charge of theft,
attempted, while in the charge of the officer in the
lobby Of the court house, to swallow prussic acid.
He was partially foiled in his attempt, but immedi
ately afterward drew a knife from his pocket and
cut his throat in such a manner that he died PO at
after. On the same day that this occurred, another
man named Simpler wasdrowned in the river while
attempting to make his escape from the officers of
the law.
The Lexington (Ky.) Observer of the 31st ult.
states that on the Sunday afternoon previous, that
vicinity was visited with a desolating storm such. 4
had not previously been experienced. Trees were
rooted up, houses were unroofed or cast down, and
a large number of cattle, homes, etc., were killed.—
Happily, however, life was not sacrificed. The de
struction of property is immense, and for four miles
broad and forty miles in length, its path is marked
with ruin and desolation.
A terrific thunder-storm pawed over Detroit on
the 30th ult., and the rain fell so as literally to in
undate the city. A flash of lightning struck a
school house in which were some sixty or seventy
girls at the time, and two girls were instantly killed,
two severely injured, and several others slightly so.
The Montreal Courier of the 30th ult. complains
loudly of American aggressions along the border.—
If the story is true, and is not all on one side liko
the handle of a pump, it should be looked into and
the evil remedied at once.
The Antimasons of Allegheny county have nomi
nated Neville B. Craige, Esq., as their candidate for
A farm of twenty-five acres, at, Flatbush, N. Y.,
with a house upon it of but little value, sold on Fri_
day at auction, by order of Chancery, at $7500i.0r
$3OO per acre, all cash.
The Dahlonega (Ga.) Times states that the gold:
mines in that vicinity are yielding the precious ore
in abundance.
We see it stated that the perpetrators of the mur
ders in Warren county, N. J., had been arrested.•
They were said to be the brother, sister, and the
nephew of Parke.
The statement that the Siamese Twins are mar.
tied is contradicted the Worcester Palladium.
"Father, is President Tyler fond of Mester—
" Why, son I" "Because I heard you say he had
broutrht UD several ono:IA:vs!"
A Philadelphia confectioner has modelled a stat
ute of Clay out of candy, five and a half feet high.
Mr. C. being his favorite candy-date for the Presi
The Locos now call the Governor, " David Rot
tenhoun Porter."
A writer on swearing, says than an oath from a
woman's lips is unnatural and incredible, and he
would as soon expect a bullet from a rose bud !
There has been a still further advance in the
prices of grain. The latest sales of wheat in the
Baltimore market readied a dollar and seventeen
cents !
A suowza OF risa.—Thcre was a shower of
fish at Pittsburg on Wednesday night week, du
ring a thunder storm. The Chronicle Mates that
several were an inch and ahalf in length.
firpS hereby given to capitalists, that one of
441, the very finest limestone farms, will be
offered for sale on the 4th of July next, that
is in West township, about four miles front
the Penn'a canal, and in a good neighbor
hood, containing
and allowances, 250 of which are cleared,
and in a high state of cultivation, with two
large apple orchards, one peach orchard,
with one large frame barn and one log barn,
with a large two story log house well finished
and two tenant houses, with other necessary
out buildings. The above described prop
erty was owned by the late Matthew Cris
well and purchased by the subscriber. Ow
ing to the derangement of money matters,
the subscriber !will feel willing to let the
1 property go at a fair price, so that any per
son living at a distance will not be disappoin
ted by attending on the premises, on the day
of sale, at which time and place the condi
tions of sale will be made known by the sub
scriber. THOMAS EWING.
June 7, 1843.
Chair and Cabinet Making.
Respectfully informs the citizens
of Huntingdon and vicinity, that
he has commenced the above
businesses in all their various
branches, in the shop occupied-by
him the last year as t: chair shop,
opposite Geo. Jackson's hotel.
All kinds of work made to order on the
the shortest nottce, warrented to be good,
and will be given in exchange for all kinds
of country produce, and very cheap for cash.
CoMns made on sight.
June 7, 1842.
Orphans' Court Motive.
At an Orphrns' Court held at Huntingdon
on the second Monday of April 1843, a rule
was granted upon the heirs and legal re_pre
sentatives of Robert Thompson, late of Dub
lin township. dec'd., to come into Court on
the second Monday of August next, and
accept or refuse the real estate of said deed,
at the valuation therecf.
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