Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, July 26, 1843, Image 2

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a re:it:dation that they could nct
R. Porter for Governor, becalm
And it was a matter of frequent
persona from that eeetion of
After remaining about two weeks in the territory,
I took peerage front Burlington in a boat Ruben with
lead from the rich mineral region in the northern
part of the territory. The river was very high, the
wind blew a perfect gale, and the boat being laden
with lead, rendered it very dangerous travelling.
After proceeding down the river about thirty miles,
we landed at Nauvoo where we were compelled to
remain from early in the morning until night; this
gave us an opportunity to visit Joseph Smith, and
examine his establishment. Nauvoo is situated in
Illinois, on the cast shore of the Missiasippi, and oc
cupies a large bend of the river, which sweeps around
from the north-east to the south-east, forming one of
• the most beautiful sites for a town on the Mississip
pi. I have no certain information in regard to the
• size of the city, but suppose from the houses scatter
ed in every direction, that it embraces the whole
I bend, and the hill and country beyond for some con
:he Public Works. I siderable distance, an era of some six or seven miles.
,fficial statement in the last number of
I The city is not very compactly built. There are,
rg Argus, we learn that the tolls re
i however, several blocks of buildings where the tette
> main line of the Public Improve-'
1 clients join, and a number of fine large brick houses
ur the month of June last, when corn- and others built of wood and painted white.
he amount received during the same .
1 I started in company with brother Gaston, of the
I"t. straws an increase in favor el. the I Ohio Conference, from the upper landing about 8
000—considerable more than one-half 1
o'clock, A. H., to see the prophet (or rather the litt
le amount re,eived for the same period
!poster.) We had to travel about two miles through
the city before we came to Joe's residence. We
were immediately admitted into the audience room
by the master of ceremonies, and found his majesty
engaged in conversation with the gentlemen who
had preceded us from the boat. The reader must
bear in mind that at Nauvoo, Mr. Smith is prophet,
Ipriest and king, and will therefore pardon its if we
use lemon when speaking of him applicable to the
character he claims. Ho was dressed in military
costume, black morocco boots reaching to the knee,
laced up at the side and tasseled off with silk, large
gold spurs, white pantaloons, a splendid gold brooch,
i a military coat, with two splendid gold epaulettes, a
military cap with three largo black ostrich feathers,
en elegant sword, and a large diamond ring on his
finger. In conversation with strangers he is vet ,
affable, full of fun and frolic, and jovial as " - - " e is
except when talking on rel igr i gNing himself merry
' quit° dogmatical.., !Pik° had landed some time be-
W hcfteiirquested the privilege of lecturingupon
guwenology and mesmerism. Joe said it was all a
humbug got up to gull the people and get their mo
ney—he had had his head felt ono hundred times,
and by some of the best phrenologists in the coun
try. The phrenologist would come and place his
hand upon the back of his head and say, "you have
a large organ of amativeness, "you love the seamen."
"And so I do, " said Joe, " I acknowledge I love '
the women, and where is the matt that don't," rais
ing at the same time a great laugh in which we all
joined heartily. I thought of Bennet's account of
Joe's amours, and I suppose the rest of the company
thought of it too, especially when they saw the num
ber of handsome girls and women there were about
his establishment. While Joe was conversing, an
officer of high rank (I supposed by his uniform,)
entered the room. It was perfectly astonishing to
ace tire servility with which he approached his mas
ter. lie came in, bowing low as he entered, his
cap in his right hand, and the despatches or papers
in Iris left, and stood at my left hand, leaning a little
forward, his head inclined to the right, with his fixed
intently upon his majesty, who was standing about
eight feet in front. Without deigning to notice him,
his majesty kept the officer standing in that position
a long time, on purpose as I supposed to let us see
the perfect subserviency of the people. At length
he gave him a nod when he stepped forward and
delivered the papers.
Mr. Smith presently changed the conversation to
that of a religions character. He said that there had
been no Christianity since the days of Constantine
until the Latter Day Saints. The church of Rome
l and of the Protestant sects had become corrupt, from
the crown of the head to the sole of the foot—yes,
corrupt to the very extremity of the tee nail, (suit
ing the onion to the word, and kicking out his foot
violently at the same time.) The Methodist Church
was not only corrupt as the rest, but they believed in
blasphemous contradiction and absurdities. Their
discipline reads, " God is a being without body or
parts, " and what sort of a God is that, gentlemen l
It is a perfect nonsense,—" without body or parte,"
—who corn understand or tell any thing about such
a God ;it is not the God of the Bible. And a little
farther we read, "Jesus Christ is the Son of God,
and Jesus Christ was crucified upon the cross; " and
here is the Methodist God without body or parts
crucified upon the cross! This he said with quite l i
an air, and raised a laugh among the company at our
expense. The company, as supposed, were not suf
ficiently acquainted with theology to understand
these things, and there being an apparent absurdity
in the way he had presented the subject, I thought
a reply necessary, turd had, in addstion, to turn the
laugh on Joe if possible. I accordingly rese and
said: "As Mr. Smith has called the doctrines of the
church, to which I had the honor of belonging, in
question, I would be glad to reply if I could have the
privilege of replying without interruption." "You
shall have the privilege, sir, " he repeated in a pomp
ous manner, and sat down. I replied in substance
as follows :
" Mr. Smith said correctly when Ile stated, we
believed in a God without body or parts, and such
is the God of the Bible. Ile is represented as being
a Spirit, a pure spiritual essence, John 4 : 34, " High
as the Heaven turd deeper than hell," Job 11, 8.
'Behold the heaven of heavens cannot contain
thee. " 1 Kings 8, 27. " Whither shall Igo from
thy Spirit 1 or wither shall I flee from thy presence I
If I ascend up into heaven thou art there ; if I make
my bed in hell behold thou art there." Psalms 130:
7, 10. "'l'o whom then will ye liken God, or what
likestm w ill ye compere unto Win. " latt. 49, 10.
same reason for not supporting
ni well as other reasons, of a more
ii7ent character. were passed unheeded
mos. Dot a change seems to have
no. At a late meeting of leading spir
org, resolutions averse to the Governor
in which they declare that they "do
,er renounce and abjure all and every
olitical fellowship with him—and bid
red" on the high road to political de
r a num! , er of reasons which they as.
of which is, " Because, in a word, WE
an mats, and have LEARNED TO
rs will sce that, after floundering about
3, our loco-foeo opponents have arrived
tnowledge which our Huntingdon coun
issessed in 1939.
. zufficient proof of the gross frauds and
have been charged upon the condor-
Kanch of the Public Viorksl—This
too what the works might have been
d the State under proper management.
t to be sufficient evidence of the nem.
ediately phwing the works out of the
he state. It should by this time be :mi
t to all, that so long as they arc continu
rmagement of the state government, they
to a source of corrupt ion, and will sink
ad deeper in difficulty. Let no one
m the teudt above stated, that any real
taken place. The fear of those who are
the works, that the people are about
them to other hands, has driven them to
,nce of a little economy ; but it will last
'4. as the question of their sale continues
oming fill election the people will egair
Pon to decide whether or not thevity
1 : and we hope they wills., d es i re to
-ft - Free PM's.
ring is the concluding. paragraph of
letter to the Loeofecos of Philadelphia,
:ad at the late party celebrati3a on the
it city. It is only remarkable for its
inciples upon which I glen continue to
remain at the head of the Government,
Welt are derived from the great teacher
ablicatt School—and if for this I shall
he the object of abuse, I shall console
the reflection, 1/tot the disciple should
, fate different from that (f his master.
and generation no matt was more
kc author of the Declaration of lode-
Awe disciple lam ! ! !"
Cr may console himself with the belief
allowing in the footsteps of the illus
ion. But the people think otherwise;
admit that he is a disciple of one of the
tors in the American Revolution. But
and not the floor of Congress, was the
se exploit which gave the master an un-
John Tyler, is worthy of being his
I of perpetuating the remembrance of
—Albany Evening Journal.
o Burnet and itiMr. Clay.
laving been circulated in some of the
pers, charging Judge Burnet with an
up another Whig Candidate for the
that gentleman has published a letter;
Terrace has been drawn from any remark
IL it was in contemplation to get up a
date, other than Mr. Clay, nay meaning
isunderstood, for I have uniformly ex
opinion, that the Whigs as a party
recede front the support of Mr. Clay,
; own request.
June 10, 1843.
TunTi.u.—There id in the borough of
ys the Delaware co., Republican, a land
:hose shell is inscribed "Jonathan liar-
1," and " W. Eyre, June 17, 180-I."
vho is now advanced in years, distinctly
Larking this turtle at the date above men
was found near that spot where he was
Mr. Eyre, and appears no older than he
first found, except a number of curs
i6ible upon his outward covering.
ce NlLmtr..—Mr. D. J. Kennedy has
very elegant gold medal he has menu
• the Pottsville Rifle Company, to be
the best marksman of the company.—
° take place at the time of the encamp
it place. The medal consists of paint
vory of a rifleman on the watch for an
is seen in the woods, upon an island, in
r. The painting is exquisitely done and
Id; plain, but rial.—Forum.
Butler Democrat, we learn that two
vicinity were scuffling with a loaded
the piece was accidentally discharged,
ne of them b 0 that he died in a few hours.
tassut's Island, made classic by Mr. Wirt's
containing about 350 acres, is now divi
o farms, cultivatcd by two Virginians. No
Blennerhasset's mansion remains, but
is of it is a coirrforitthle dwelling.
The following . account of an interview with Jue
Smith, contithiinz some curious particulars, well
worth reading. We tike it from a communication
concerning lowa and the west in the Pittsburg
Christian Advocate.
A'attvco--. 7 0e Smith the Vvrmmn—
"Do not I fill heaven and earth said, the Lord."
Jet. 23: 23. a Ile filleth all in all." Eph. 1: 23.
Such gentlemen, is the account the Dime g ives us
of Cod. But Mr. Smith would have you believe
that God has a body and parts ; and if a body he
must be located. De would have you believe he is
a great man, and the Bible says he is as high as the
llcavenl, and deeper than hell ! A great man, reach
ing from heaven to hell ; a tall than that, I think
gentlemen (and then the company raised the laugh
upon Joe.) Again the Blide says he fills heaven
and earth. If that be the case and he is a greatbody,
hiimust necessarily crowd off of the earth every body
else, and there is no room for Mr. Smith and mc.
And then the company raised the laugh on poor Joe
again, which appeared to irritate him considerably.
. .
I further stated that the Bible taught us, that
Jesus Christ possessed two distinct natures, the God
head and the manhood, and quoted Hebrews 2 : 14,
18. Forasmuch as the children are partakers of
flesh and blood, he also himself likewise, took part
of the same "—.. for verily he took not on him the
nature of angels, but he took on him the seed of Abra
ham, " &c. Here some being, or character, is rep
resented as taking on himself something else ; and
what is that? The Deity takes the humanity; the
God-head associates with itself the human nature;
not sinful nature as some tell us, but human nature.
And that human nature was subject to suffering ;
he was hungry, thirsty, was weary, slept, was sub
ject to pain, Ws soul was" exceeding sorrow fill, even
unto death," &c. Now we believe that it was the
human body that was crucified ; not the divinity ; it
was that which he took on himself that was crucified,
not the Divine nature which took the human, as is
plainly shown in Hebrews, 2: 14. Forasmuch
then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood,
he also himself likewise took part of the sonic, that
through death he might destroy him that had the
power of death. " The company can clearly see from
• this explanation of the subject that Mr. Smith has
done us injustice, that the doctrine we believe ac
cording to the Scriptures, and neither contradictory
nor absurd."
He arose when I had finished, and replied with
great warmth. He said I had misconstrued the
Scriptures, that the Bible said God had eyes, hawk
feet, &c., and what are we to understaegleat deal
he has no hands and feet? linonotthinkworth
more to the same p uri ,— with. As soon us he
while to Ito', ,ett the room, to all appearance eon
lis t ..y vexed. The next I saw was of his majes
ty he was in the yard is front of his house. Look
up the street I saw a company of cavalry in full
uniform, coming down, preceded by a fine brass
band, tuning their instruments to notes of sweetest
melody. An officer of high rank led up a splendid
black home elegantly equipped holster, pistols, &c.
&c.; the horse appeared to be rather mettlesome at
fast, the officer at length succeed in bringing him
up to the block, mid placing his master's feet in the
stirrups, his majesty rode out into the street. Some
of the company then led tip the horses for Joe'l
women, four in number and assisted them to mount;
his women paraded on his left.
The general then next in command mounted, and
his women, three in number, mounted their steeds.
Then another officer and his three women. They
all marched up and formed in the roar of his majes
ty and his harem; the gentlemen on the right, and
the females on the left. In the meantime the caval
ry arrived, bearing three stand of colors, and para
ded in file on the side of the street. His majesty
and suite then marched forward past the troops, who
saluted him in handsome style with swords, colors
and music. As soon as he was past the cavalry,
they wheeled by platoons and formed in his rear.—
They all then marched out to the parade about three
miles distant to review the troops. This NV, the
last I saw of Joe.
Some of the company went out to the parade and
reported that as near as they could judge there were
about 5000 men under arms.
No doubt many of the readers of the Advocate
will marvel at this account. I marvel at it myself.
I am perfectly astonished that men and women can
be found in this enlightened land that believe all
this pageantry, all this show of military glory, is in
any way connected with the religion of the mcci:
and lowly Jesus! How unlike the religion of Him
1 who declared his " kingdom is not of this world."
How unlike the proceedings of those holy men who
said " the weapons of our warfare are not carnal."
To see Joseph Smith, with his sword and pistols,
with his military hat and three ostrich feathers, like
a Mahornedan pacha with three tails, pretending to
be a prophet of the Lord, a preacher of righteous
ness, believed in by thousands, is one of the won
ders of the age. But why should we wonder at this,
when we see a large portion of Europe, bowing
down before crucifixes, counting beads, adorning
saints, angels and images. Alas ! poor human
In my text, I intend to give an account of Smith's
pretended Egyptian mummies and ancient records
written on blank paper, which I was permitted to
see by paying 20 cents, and to hear interpreted by
Smith's mother the prophetess. The Nattvoo tem
ple is unlike any thing else on earth.
Arnim—A negro nation has been discovered
in Africa by Mr. Wilson, a Missionary, who is sta
tioned on the Guboon river, which empties in the
Atlantic, about twenty miles north of the equator.
They live in the interior of Africa, about 500 miles
from the sea coast; and he calls them the Pungwe
people. Ho supposed that this people are spread
over the vast unknown region of Africa. Their ap
pearance is not described, but he says they show
evidence of an approach to civilization, by having in
their possession articles made of iron of their own
says—" All the Democratic papers in New Hamp
shire. excepting two, have run up the Van Buren
flag. The latter declare him to be their choice."
Clad to hear it! If Mr. Van Buren gets the
"democratic" nomination, harry Clay will heat
him just as easy as Ohl Tip did.
As Eiwritanent.—A shock of an earthquake
was felt in various parts of Canada, on the 9th inst.
about 0 o'clock in the evenntu.
• Tnn
In this t,ougli. on Thursday last, by Daniel
Africa, nal., Mr. ,D7CfN COULTEP, to Miss
In thi, Borough, on Sunday not. by the same,
Iu Frankstown, on Tuerdav morning, July llth,
Mani, second duughtcr of G.W. and Eliza Horton
—aged 4 years atul 9 days.
Adieu, bright seraph, fare thee welt,
A mother's tears shall flow,
A father's sighs of grief shall 1 , 2i1
Short was thy stay below:
No more shall life's tempestuous storms
Upon thy helplessness descend ;
Sweet child thy loss to us is great,
But unto thee Ter given.
Naked, shivering, pale and wan
Jests are silent wit is gone ;
Yet cease fowl parent weep no more,
Your child is safe on Canaan's shore.
Til PI undersigned Commissioners of Hun
tingdon county will receive Proposals, at the
Commissioner's °nice in Huntingdon, up
till TUESDAY the 22nd August next, tor
building an Arch Bridge across Shaver's
Cret h., at Peters'airg, to be located just be•
low the present Bridge, and ,iil he lOU feet
from abutment to abutment, and be raised
two feet higher above low water mark, than
the present one.
Bidders will remember that the Proposals
must be I( r all expemes for the excavation,
Stone work, Lime, Sand, Iron, Paint, and
Lumber, &c; every thing to finish and make
the lit idge good, substantial, and complete.
The whole to be done under the direction of
the Commissioners of the county.
A plan of said Bridge, and the specificat.
Lions can be seen at their office, on the day
of letting.
ALEX. K NOX, Jr., Con, •
Cornoli,si , mitn , l (tit.
. .
July 26-'--
- Paper Pedliag.
Tice subscriber informs the ;Merchants of
flutitingthin anti the adjoining counties that
he still c.ontii,ms in the above business, and
that the report put in circulation, by inter
ested liersuns, that he has quit travelling
this section of country is utterly false. He
still continues to give the highest price fur
All orders in his line, left at the . 1 Hun
tikgdon Journal" t (Tice, or Exchange Hutt I,
will meet with prompt itttentiou from the
July 26, 1843.-3 t
Estate of Conrad
Late ci/ H ood' , erry town,hip, dred.
w0 . 1.' ICE is hereby given, ilia letters
Al testamentary on the last will and tes
tament 01 Conrad DiHenget', late 01 Wood
berry township, 11 un tin gdon county, have
been granted to the undersigned. All per
sons indebted to said estate are requested to
make immediate payment, and those having
claims or demands against the same are re
quested to present them duly authenticated
tor settlement, to
July 19, 1843-6 t
Late of Barree township, deed.
Notice is hereby given, that letters testa
mentary on the last will and testament of the
said Thur. Blair have been granted to the
undersigned. All persons indebted to said
estate are ri quested to make immediate pay
ment, and those having claims or demands
against the same are tegus•sted to present
them duly authenticated for settlement, to
Dr. 11101 D IC. I IIII,ASSEY, Parree tp.
JOILV BORST, 11 7 t,st township.
July 19, 1843.-6 t
Eli 1. - M 02- 171.. c 2
Has just received and offers for sale,
7,500 tirst rate half Spanish
31,00() good common
OtrCuuntry Merchants can be supplied
on reasonable terms
Huntingdon, July 19.-11
Vitt!TlC *Mr.
A I.OIF. subscriber will sell, at public sale,
~11, on Friday the Ist day of September
next, all that farm at the north end of the
Borough of Shirleysbut g, Huntinedon noun•
ty, Pin t (late the property of 1)1.. Peter
Swine, deed.,) containhig
more or less, 125 acres there,l cleared and
in a good State of cultivation, about 12 acres
meadow, and the res,due can readily be
cleared and turned into meadow or upland.
The improvements are a
• ,
Farm Houses, with a burn to each. There
are two
Apple Orchards 44-''
on the said farm and a spring of never filling
water to each of the houses, and several
other good springs on the place. A great
portion of the farm lies on the Big Aughwick
Cretk, and is among the best farm or bot
tom land on said stream. The Milli are on
Fort Run which passes clear through the
farm and every field can be watered by it.
There is also another good mill seat or ,site
fur machinery oa the farm.
• Any person wishing to see and examine
the premises, is invited to call it the sub
scriber, residing at the Mill, far that pur
pose, at any time between this and the day
of sale.
The whole will be sold together, or in two
parts, if desired, and the terms will he made
to snit puvehasers. hale to commence at
10 o'clock A. M.
July 1813,—ts,
Oppitcato' Conti gi.kalkt.
ytsl,l' virtue of an ~rder of the Orphans'
,I Court Court will lie exposed to Public Sale.
no the preirise s iu I•.larree township, on Sat
urday the 12th day of August, A. 1). 1843;
All that ct twill tract :Ind phmtation of I.dul.
situate in the said township of Barret,boun
ded iv ,:eds et Thomas Blair on the gorth,
1....5e.r! Steffy on the West. Edward
1) , a le rty on the South, and John Stemon
ott the
- -
41.030 .2Q.:Cr, a.C6ai
be the sant, more or less, with the appurte
nances, The said tract of land has
tr; Two Rouses,
and a cabin barn erected thereon, and abcut
100 Acres
cleared, and a first rate ORGH ARD of bear
ing fruit trees, late the estate of Asaph Fa
gan, deceased.
TERNS OF SALE One third of thr pur
chase money to be paid on emit, matiotl ,of
the Sale, roe third in one year therealter
with interest and the remaining one third at
the death of the widow, Elizabeth Fagan,
the int( rest of the said third to be paid an
nually to the widow, to be securitt by the
bond and mortgage of the put chaser.
By the Court,
JOHN REED, clerk.
Due attendance will be given by
J. W. MYTON, Trustee.
Anvil 19, 1843.-4 t.
Auditor's Notice.
THE undersigned auditor appointed by
the Court (.1 Common Pleas of Huntingdon
county, to distribute the proceeds of the sale
of the real estate of James B. Frampton, (in
the hands of the Sheriff,) among the various
claimants, will atter (1 ut the Prothonotary's
Office, in Huntingdon, on Tuesday the Bth
day of AuGusT next, at 10 recto, k. A. M.
foe the purpose of nu,king 8:1;d ,tilt ibution,
when nod w h et , ~..-rsaans interested may
attend if k )raper.
July 19, 1843.-3 t.
A tru,k, of which there is no known owner
has for some time remained at the ‘Var , t
House of the subscriber, at Ataint Uuirier,
Huntingdon county, Pa. It is apparently
new, type ars to have a double name on the
bottom—like Newland & Mc—something.
Where from and where consigned to is not
lekible. Judging from its weight, it proba
bly contains sumeting. The owner is re
quested to come forward, prove property,
pay charges and tilt it away.
June 28, 184.3.-3t.pd
Estate of nenjandes Rudy,
Late of Barree township, Huntingdon
county, deceased,
¶+O'I'ICL is lijreby given that letters of
44 , 8 administration upon the said estate
have been granted to the undersigned. All
poisons having claims or demands zwaimt
the same are vs quested to snake them known
without delay, and all perstns indebted to
snake immediatepayment to
July 12, 1843.
Estate ofDr. Peter Swine,
Late ol Shirley totonBhip.Huntiagdon
county, deceased.
WOTICE is hereby given, that letters
al testamentary upon the said estate have
been granted to the undersigned. All per
sons indebted to said estate are requested to
make immediate pa) meat, and those having
claims or demands against the same are re
quested to present them duly authenticated
for settlement, t 0...
Shirley township
July 12,!843.
Auditor's Notice.
undersigned Auditor appointed by
the (lona ut . Common Pleas of Hui.-
tingdon county, to distribute the proceeds of
the Sheriff sale of the real estate of Jacob &
John C. Kinsel among those entitled thereto,
will attend at the Prothonotary's office, in
Huntlngden: for that purpose, on Tuesday
the Rth dry of August in xt, when and where
all persons interested may attend if they
think props-r, _
. . -
NIES t'.T EEL, Atul'r.
Hu ingelon, July 12, 1843.
LL persons having accounts standing
4:14, nine months and upwards, with the
subscriber, are respectfully, but earn,stly
r, quested to make immediate payment be
tween this and the 10th day of. September
next, longer credit cannot be itfrorded
July 12, 1843.-st.
_LE -- z....c11a LW a3Tacrilacs• .
By virtue of an order of the Orphans'
Court of the county of Huntingdon, made the
29th day of June, ult., there will be exposed
to public sale, on SATURDAY, the sth day
of AUGUST next, at the house of David
Fraker, in ShirleyshuriT, at 10 o'clock, A. M.
the following described property, viz :
The undivided half part of a certain teat'',
ct land situate in Shirley township in sai d
county, near the Aughwtek credc cont:da
in all
110 .ICRES,
more or les4; about t Nenty of whet) i.a clear
ed, the principal part being well timbered,
hovi..g thereon erected a log cabin house,
still house, and a good spring house, adjoin
ing land of William M'N ite on the east, land
of Samuel Grove on the south, land of James
Smith's heirs on the north, and land of Jo,
seph Rhodes on the west, late the property
of riezekinh Ritkets, deck].
TERMS.—One third of the purchase
money to be paid on the confirmation of the
salt--one third one year thereafter, and the
remainder two years after the confirmation
of sale, with interest.
The'tiUe will be indisputable. Atten
dance will be given by
Adni'v. do Donis non &c, of flezt kiall Rick-
N. 'B. The other undivided half of the
above described tract of land, being the half
or interest of David W. Rickets therein, will
be exposed to public sale at sLille time and
pl WV, and on same terms by the undersigned
Assignees et David W. Matti.
only ]'l
BarrtC township.