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United States Bank, would not have oc
curred in less than fifteen years; whereas,
under the proposed arrangement, the re
lief arising from the issue of $15,000,000
of Treasury notes would have been cons
summated in one year; thus furnishing,in
one fifteenth part of the time in which a
batik could have accomplished it, a paper
medium of exchange, equal in amount to
the real wants of the country, at par
value with gold and silver. The saving to
the government would have been equal to
all the interest it has had to pay on Treas
ury notes of previous as well as subse.
quent issues, thereby relieving the gov
ernment, and at the same time affording
relief to the people. Under all the re
sponsibilities attached to thestation which
I occupy, and in redemption of a pledge
given to the last Congress at the close of
its first session. I submitted the sugges
fife to its consideration at two consecu
tive sessions. The recommendation, how
ever, met with no favor at their hands.
While I sin free to admit, that the neces
sities of the times have since become
greatly ameliorated, and that there is
good reason to hope that the country is
safely and rapidly emerging from the diffi
culties and embarrassments which every.
where surrounded it in 1841, yet I cannot
but think that its restoration to a sound
and healthy condition would be greatly
expedited by a resort to the expedient in
a modifidied form.
The operations of the Treasury now rest
on the set of 1789, and the resolution of
1816, and those laws have been so admin
istered as to produce as great a quantum
of good to the country as their provisions
are capable of yielding. if there had
been any distinct expression of opinion
going to show that public sentiment is
averse to the plan either as heretofore re
commended to Congress, or in a modified
form, while my own opinion in regard to
it would remain unchanged, I should be
'very far from again recommending it to
your consideration. The government has
originated with the States and the people,
fin their own benefit and advantag e, and
it would be subversive of the foundation
principles of the political edifice they have
reared, to persevere in a measure which
in their mature judgment, they have eith
er repudiated or condemned. The will of
our constituents, clearly expressed, should
be regarded as the light to guide our foot
steps ; the true difference bet Ween a mon
archical or aristocratical government and a
Republic, being, that in the first the wilt
of the few prevails over the will of the
many, while in the last the will of the
many should alone be consulted.
The report of the Secretary of War
will bring you acquainted with the con•
claim' of that important branch of the
public service. The army may be regar
ded in consequence of the small number
of the rank and file in each Company and
Regiment, as little more than a nucleus
around which to rally the military force
of the country, in case of war, and yet its
services in preserving the peace of the
frountiers are of a most important nature.
`Lt all cases of emergency, the reliance of
the country is properly placed in the mili
tia of the several States, and it may well
deserve the consideration of Congress,
whether a new and more perfect organi•
nation might be introduced, looking main
ly to the volunteer companies of the
Union for the present, and of easy appli
cation to the peat body of the militia in
time of war,
The expenditures of the War Depart.
ment have been considerably reduced in
the last two years; contingencies, however,
may arise, which would call for the filling
up of regiments with a full complement
of men, and ►nake it very desirable to re
mount the Corps of Dragoons, which by an
act of the last Congress was directed to
be disso lved.
I refer you to the accompanying report
of the Secretary fur infurma tint' in rela
tion to the Navy of the United States.—
IN bile every dna has been and will con
tinue to be made to retrench all superflu
ities and lop off all excrescences which j
from time to time may have grown up, j
yet it has nut been regarded as wise and
prudent to recommend any material
change in annual appropriations. The in
whieh are involved are of Lou im
portant a character to lead to the recom
mendation of any other than a liberal
policy. Adequate appropriations ought
to be made to enable the executive to lit
out all the ships that are cow in the course
of building, or that require repairs, fur
active service in the shortest possible
time, should any emergency arise which
may require it. Au efficient Navy, while
it is the cheapest means of public defence,
enlists in its support the feelings of pride
and confidence which brilliant deeds and
heroic valor have heretofore served toj
strengthen and confirm.
I refer you particularly to that part of
the Secretary's Report which has refer.
once to recent experiments in the appli.
cation of steam and in the construction of
war steamdrs, made under the superinten
deuce of distinguished officers of the na.
vy. In addition to the other manifest
improvements in the construction of the
steam engine and application to the mo
tive power, which has rendered them
inure appropriate to the uses of ships of
war, one of these officers has brought into
use a power which makes the steam ship
most formidable either fiar attack or de•
fence. I cannot too strongly recommend
this subject to your consideration, and do
not hesitate to express my entire convic
tion of its great importance.
I call your particular attention also to
that portion of the Secretary's report
which has reference to the late session of
Congress which has prohibited the atlas
ter of any balance el' appropriation from
other heads of the appropriation to that
fur building, equipment, and repair. The
repeal of that prohibition will enable the
Department to give renewed employment
to a large class of workmen who have
been necessarily discharged in conse
quence of the want of means to pay them
—a circumstance attended, especially at
this season of the year, with much priva
tion and suffering.
It gives me great pain to announce to
you the loss of the steam ship The
Missouri," by fire, in the Bay of Gibral
tar, where she had stopped to renew
supplies of coal, on her voyage to Alex
andria, with Mr. Cushing, the American
Minister to China on board. There is
ground for high commendation of the offi
cers and men, for the coolness and intre
pidity and perfect submission to discipline
evinced under the most trying circum
stances. Surrounded by a raging fire,
which the utmost exertions could not sub
due, and which threatened momentarily
the explosion of her well supplied maga
zines, the officers exhibited no signs of
few., and the men obeyed every order
with alacrity. Nor was she abandoned
until the last gleam of hope of saving her
had expired. It is well worthy of your
consideration whether the losses sustained
by the officers and crew in this unfortu
nate affair should not be reimbursed to
I cannot take leave of this painful sub
ject without reverting to the aid rendered
upon the occasion, by the British authori
ties at Gibraltar, and the commander,
officers and crew of the British ship of
the line " The Malabar," which was ly
ing at the time in the bay. Every thing
that generosity or humanity could dic
tate, was promptly performed. It is by
such acts of good will by one to another of
the family of nations, that fraternal feel
ings are nourished and the blessings of
permanent peace secured.
.The Report of the Postmaster General
will bring you acquainted with the epera
lions of that Department during the past
year, and will suggest to you such modi
fications of the existing laws as in your
opinion the exigencies of the public sera
vice may require. The change which the
country has undergone of late years in the
mode of travel and transportation has
afforded so many facilities for the trans
mission of niail matter out of the regular
' mail, as to require the greatest vigilance
and circumspection in order to enable the
officer at the head of the Department to
restrain the expenditures within the in
come. There is also too much reason to
fear that the franking privilege has run
into great abuse. The Department never
theless has been conducted with the great
est vigor, has attained at the least possible
expence, all the useful objects fur which
it was established.
In regard to all the Departments, I am
quite happy in tl.e belief that nothing has
been left undone which was called for by
a true spirit or economy, Or by a system
of accountability rightly enforced. This
is in some degree apparent from the fact,
that the Government has sustained no loss
by the default of any of its agents. In the
complex, but at the same time, beautiful
machinery of our Government, it is not a
matter of surprise, that some remote agen
cy may have failed for an instant to fulfill
its desired office ; but 1 feel confident in
the assertion, that nothing has occurred to
interrupt the harmonious action of the
Government itself, and that while the
laws have been executed with efficiency
and vigor, the rights neither of States nor
individuals have been trampled on or dis
In the meantime the country has been
steadfastly . advancing in all that contrib.
utes to national greatness. The tide of pop.
ulation continues unbrokenly to flow into
the new States and territories, where a
refuge is found not only for the native
born felloe -citizen, but for emioTants
from all parts of the civilized world', who
coins among us to partake of the blessings
of our free institutions, and to aid by
their labor to swell the current of our
wealth and power.
It is due to every consideration of pub..
lie policy that the lakes and rivers of the
West should receive all such attention at
the hands of Congress as the Constitution
will enable it to bestow. Works in fa•
vorable and proper situatioas on the lakes
would be found to be us indispensibly
necessary in case of war to carry on safe
and successful naval operations, as forti
fications on the Atlantic sea board. The
appropriation made by the last Congress
fur the improvement of the navigation of
the Mississippi river, has been diligently
and efficiently applied.
I cannot close this communication,
gentlemen, without recommending to your
most favorable consideration, the interests
of this District. Appointed by the Con•
stitution its exclusive legislators, and
forming in this particular the only anom
aly in our system of Government of the
Legislative body being elected by others
than those for whose athantage they are
to legislate, you will feel a superadded
obligation to look well into their condi
tion, and to leave no cause for complaint
or regret. The Seat of Goverment of our
associated Republics cannot but be regar
ded as worthy of VOur parential care.
It cuuurxruu i*h the filter iuterests,
as well t .tt-e ul wl: :le cuuntry, I
reconim..ll.l ja,setli se,ston
ynn mlnpl suk tt., ..t. r In Cua -
r) tutu drew •hs.
in yonc judgment tea: 1. ,culated
to consummate Om Ole
11 hen under a dispensation of Divine
Providence, 1 succeeded to the Presiden
tial ulbce, the state of public units was
eihbai r4ssing an l critical. To add to the
irritation consequent upon a long standing
controversy with one of the most power
ful nations of moda) times, involving
nut only questions of boundary which
under the most favorable circumstances,
are always embarassing, but at the same
time important and high principles of
maritime law —border controversies be
tween the citizens and subjects of the
two.countries had endangered a state of
feeling and or conduct which threatened
the most calamitous consequences. The
hazards incident to this state of things
were greatly heightened by the arrest and
imprisonment of a subject of Great Bri
tain, who acting as it was alleged, as a
part of a military force, had aided in the
commission of acts violative of the terri
torial jurisdiction of the United states,
and involving the murder of a citizen of
the State of New York. A large amount
of claims against the Government of Mex
ico remained unadjusted, and a war of
several years continuance with the savage
tribes of Florida still prevailed, attended
with the desolation of a large portion of
that beautiful territory, and with the sac
rifice of many vuluaule lives. To increase
the embarrassment of the Government,
individual and State credit had been
nearly striken down, and confidence in
the General Government so much impair-.
ed that loans of a small amount could only
be negociated at a considerable sacrifice.
As a necessary consequence of the blight
which had fallen on commerce and me
chanical ihdustry, the ships of the one
were thrown out of employment, and the
operations of the other had been greatly
diminished. Owing to the condition of
the currency, exchanges between different •
parts of the country had become ruinously
high, and trade had to depend on a depre
ciated paper currency in conducting its
transactions. I shall be - permitted to
congratulate the country that, under an
overruling Providence peace was preser
ved without a sacrifice of national
honor; the war in Florida was brought to
a speedy termination ; a large portion of
the claims on Mexico have been tally
adjudicated and are in the course of pay
ment, while justice has been rendered to
us in other matters by other nations; con
fidence between man and man in a
great measure restored, and the credit of
this Government fully and perfectly re
established. Commerce is becoming inure
and more extended in its operations, and
manufacturing and mechanical industry
once more reap the rewards of skill and
labor honesty applied. The operations of
trade rest on a sound currency, and the
rates of exchange are reduced to their
lowest amount. In this condition of things
I have felt it to be my duty to bring to
your favorable consideration matters of
great interest in their present and ultimate
results, and the only desire which I feel
in connexion with the future is, and, will
Continue to be, to leave the country pros
perous, and its institutions unimpaired.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1843.
DR.WISTAR'SBALSAM OF WILD
CHERRY.—The Wild Cherry tree will soon be
come the emblem of health. Its triumph over
Consumption, Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Croup and
Liver Complaint, is now complete. It cures those
diseases when all other remedies fail. Clergymen,
physicians and editors commend it as the best reme
dy every before known. Dr. Skillman, of Bound
brook, N. J.. uses the Balsam ier his practice for all
lung and liver functions, when too obstinate to
yield to other remedies. Dr. Hoffman, Huntingdon,
Pa., cured a child of Paul Schweeble of Asthma
with it, after ho declared he could do no more with
his medicine, and the child must die. Thomas
Read Esq., merchant, and Dr. Hoffman, both certi
fy to this astonishing cure. A. Williams, Esq.,
Counsellor at Law, 58 William street, was cured of
the Asthma of twenty-four years standing, by only
one bottle of the Balsam. Hundreds have been re
stored to perfect health by this Balsam, after the
last ray of hope from other medicines had fled.
We publish facts only—we state only true cures,
and have no occasion to bolster up this medicine by
the customary array of forged certificates.
For sale by ThontaB Read, Huntingdon and
James Orr, Hollidaysburg.
On Tuesday the 14th Wt., by tho Re, Britton
E. Collins, DANIEL GANTT, Esq., of Bloom
field, Perry county, to Miss. NANCY T. FUL
TON, of Shirlcysburg, Huntingdon county.
On Tuesday, the 28th ult., by the Rev. J. P.
Hiester, Mr. JOSEPH SAUCERMAN, to Miss
NANC V BELL, all of Barre° township, Hunting
On Sunday morning, the ad inst., REBECCA
JANE—daughter of Mr. Alex. Frazier of Blair
township, Huntingdon county, aged 4 years.
Flunnis Firo Company.
The members of this company are requested to
meet at the Old Court House, on Saturday evening
next, at half past five o'clock, for the purpose of
taking into consideration the question of disband
ing or continuing the company. A general at
tendance of the members is requested as other
matters of importance will be discussed.
GEO. A. MILLER, President.
Huntingdon, Dec. 10, 1843.
Orphall Court Sale.
N pursuance of an order of the Orphans'
4a. Court of Huntingdon county, will be
exposed to public sale on the premises, on
Friday the sth day of January next at one
o'clock P. M., All that certain ntessuage
plantation and tract of land situate In Walk
er township, in the county of Huntingdon,
adjoining lands of John tier, Esq., Daniel
Kyper, Thiimas Lloyd,' Isaac Stouffer and
Moses Hamer, containing
Weft, 4Q. csa ma, es
more or kss, SO acres cleared, 7 or 8
acres of which are meadow ; thereon erec
ted a small log house and a log double barn,
late the estate of Adam Hagey, deed.
By the Court.
JOHN REED, Clerk.
Attendance will be given, and terms of
sale made known .on the day of sale by
JOHN KER, Adner.
Dcc. 13, 1843.
THE HUNTINGDON JOURNAL,
""One country, one eontditution, one destiny."
Wednesday morning, Dec. 13,1843,
er V. B. PALMER, Esq. (No. 59, Pine street
below Third, Philadelphia,) is autlwrized to ad as
Agent for this paper, to procure subscriptions and
c - The Huntingdon Journal has a
larger circulation than any other
Newspaper in Iriuntingdon county.
We state this fact for the benefit of
"Once more our glorious Banner out
Upon tho breeze we throw;
Beneath its folds, with song and shout,
Let's charge upon the foe!"
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
(Subject to the decision of a National Covention.)
FOIL GOVER 1\ OR,
GEN. JAMES IRVIN,
OF CENTRE COUNTY.
(Subject to the deciaion of a State Convention.)
Divino worship, according to the usages of the
Protestant Episcopal Church, will he held at the
Academy in this Borough, every Sunday, at the
hours of 11 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon.
The Rev. Mr. FIELD is the officiating minister,
and resides in this place, at Mrs. Clarke's.
GRAHAM ' S LADIES' AND asicTLEnss ' s
MAGAZINE, for January 1844, is already on our
desk. It is a superb specimen of literature and art.
The embellishments consist of three splendid steel
engravings, a spirited wood cut, and the usual plate
of fashions, displaying every variety of fashionable
winter dresses for ladies and gentlemen. The read.
ing contents are rich and varied.
(Cj We return our thanks to the editors of the
Philadelphia "Public Ledger" for an early copy of
the President's Message.
We also acknowledge a similar favor from Gen.
Day of Thanksgiving and Praise.
Governor Porter has issued his Proclamation, ap
pointing Thursday, the 21st inst., as a day of
Thanksgiving and Praise. An unusual interest
has been manifested fur this measure, and nume
rously signed petitions urging it were forwarded to
Tho United States Gazette says it is known that
Rusk and Freeland, the Prize lighters, have been
pardoned by Governor Porter, but it may not be so
well known that there was a second" in the brutal
contest named Abrams, who was not arrested, al
though diligent search was made, and yet this man
has also received a pardon without leaving been
called to answer for this offence. Rusk and Free
land are yet in prison, as they leave not been able
to defray the costs of prosecution, and perhaps the
Governor, in his great wisdom and justice may see
lit to remit them also. Ho should have made a
clear job of it at once—these little after-doings are
apt to create much " talk."
COUNTERFEITL-11l the early part of week be
rme last, several persons were arrested in Philadel
phia, for passing or attempting to pass bills purport.
ing to be $2O issues of the Doylestown Dank of
Ducks Countyi They are altered from the notes
of the same denomination of the Tenth Ward
Dunk of New York; and are thus described:—
Letter A, payable to Daniel Deal, dated July 6.
1843, and signed D. Byrnes, Cushier, and W. H.
"Oliver Oldschoul," writing from Washing
ton to the editor of the U. S. Gazette, in his letter
of the 4th inst., says: "There hove not so many
ladies come to spend the winter here-with their hus
bands as was expected, nor as cense hero two years
ago, nt the commencement of the long session of
the Whig Congress. This is a disappointment to
boarding house keepers, as well as to the few ladies
who have come. It will make society less gay and
attractive this winter than it otherwise would have
been, and the galleries of the two branches less in
In the same letter he says: "Some of the Whig
members, I think, showed not only good taste but
a commendable national pride and patriotism in ap
pearing in Congress for the first time dressed entire
ly its American manufacture, even to their linen
ind silk cravats. Mr. E. Joy Morris was one of
these, and I understood Mr. Ramsey from the Dau
phin District another. I did not perceive that their
dress was at all wanting in elegance or neatness,
though perhaps upon a closer examination, the
cloth they wore might not be of so line a texture as
the French cloths worn by some of the members
from your State."
c't At a meeting of the Phoenix Fire Compa
ny, held at the Old Court House, on Saturday
evening last, Armitage Miller was elected Presi
dent, and T. H. Cremer, Secretary, when on motion
the other officers, for the last year, were continued.
I ' .
Trcm Washington. Commissioners' Sale of
Both Rouses of Congress organized on Monday
Uri.' S I:.1 7I ' E II Z iI. 1 1.1 6' .
of last week.
The I louse of Representatives was called to dr. lER FAS II the nth section of the
act of General Assembly ot titia
der by Matthew St. Clair Clark, Esq., the Clerk of I C o mmonwealth, entitled '' An Act to miseiat
the late Congress. He proceeded to call the roll of an Act directing the tootle of selling Ullb. -
the menthe's by States, and when he arrived at the I ted lands fur taxes anti tar other purposes,"
State of New Hampshire, Mr. John Campbell, of EV; d ori T il e ,i 3s l3 i. t u i L d ,l y ,,l t . t l e "l r c ,.. ii ; e A c ii p ,, e . ~.1 . 8 . 1 , 5 , '
South Carolina, arose and inqulred whether the law tier within this Commonwealth are directed
had been complied with. in relation to the election of make public sale ut sill lands bought bi
a members?—(Here the my of "goon" proceeded them at Treusureeb side, which shall IVIIIHI II
from several quarters of the House;) and several a t by the respective 0 N era there•
of at the expiration of five years from tits
members inquired of the Clerk whether he intended date of such Treasurer'. sale : and by a
to proceed in the call of the names 1 He said he fut titer supplement thereto, passed 29th
intended to call all those whose names had been March, 18::4, such land is directed to be
presented to him officially as haying been elected Id fur the best pricy that can be obtained
the same, and that the Commissioners
members to the ^Bth Congress, . shall have full power, to ninke and execute
After a desultory conversation between several of a deed ur deeds of conv.ee simple, and eosin to the pur •
the members, the Clerk proceeded in the call, when t
chaser or purchasers in
deeds are declared to be good and ivalid for
189 members answered to their names. such title as the Pommissioners had a right
Mr. Barnard then arose to read a papef pretesthig to convey. l'herefore we the undersigeed
against permitting the members elected by general I Commissioners of Huntingdon county, here
ticket to take their seats and aid in organizing die a b ib i g . e i s v a c id no a t c ic ts e ' o P a h t„ i li, P 4 u , " w u r :1 e ,,,i? f ,,, t ,, i :, ' . :
House. Mr. Droomgoole objected; mid after con- rnence the public sales of the ti. 11.., nig
siderable debate, in which several members partici. tracts of unseated land at the Court House
paced, the House decided against the reading of the in the Borough . of Huntingdon, on Alu,)
the lath day of January next, and cunt Mo.
such sale by adj. , ttinment until 1111 the 1.111, •
The House then proceeded to vote (via Speaker being named are at Id.
viva twee, which resulted as follows: Acr. Per. Warrantee names Township.
For Hon. J. W. Jones, 128 200 Sarah Dilworth, Warriorstuark:
433 1.5.3 Robert Moore, do.
" John White, 59
150 Henry ()mid: Shirley.
William Wilkins 1 100 Richard Clark, ' tonsil.,
The Locofocos supported Mr. Jones, and Mr. 400 Joseph Brown, . d..
White received the votes of the Whigs. Dr. Nan
300 John Keeble, de.
York, Pa., voted for M 100 William ker, r. Wilkins. 400 William Steel liitree.
The Hon. J. W. Jones, of Virginia being declur- 100 Samuel lien ryi.,
ed duly elected Speaker, J. Q. Adams of Mass, and 402 124 Dan'l Rop, , tv. or Roget Antis.
J. E. Carey, of N. Y., escorted him to the chair, 840 John Caftan, ‘Voodberry.
and being duly sworn by Mr. Lewis of Alabama, i The first three of the above tracts were
m_ by . t ComMissiors
the Speaker elect returned his acknowledgements r 1
rea rchased surer's hal he
of Jim" 1338. ne rhe at
to the House in a very neat and pertinent address. I tracts situate in (old) Union township, were
Mr. Dromgoolo then moved that the rules of the I pachused in 1816, and the four last men ,
lag House of representatives be the rules of the 1
1 honed tractst in 1820.
A LEX A NDKR
present House until otherwise ordered. After ae. JOHN F. MIL KNOX,
veral unsuccessful attempts at amendment, the rules MO HDEC Al CHILCOTE;
were ailopted. i Commissioner's Office,
The Senate convened ut 12 Huntingdon, Dec. 13, 1843.
o'clock, and the
Prosidentpro test. having taken the chair, the fol•
lowing newly elected Senators were severally quali•
fled in the usual fonni
Hon. Mr. Fairfield, of Maine.,
Hon. Mr. Arthenon, of New Hampshire
Hon. Mr. Upham, of Vermont.
Hon. Mr. Wright, of New York.
Hon. Mr. Haywood, of North Carolina.
11011. Mr. Colquitt, of Georgia.
Hon. Mr. Crittenden, of Kentucky.
Hon. Mr. Foster, ? ~.. .
Hon. Mr. Jarnegan, S se° '
Hon. Mr. Allen, of Ohio.
Hon. Mr. Hannegan, of Indiana,
Hon. Mr. &lupe!, ? Illinois
Hon. Mr. Breeze, 5
Eighteen Senators in addition the above appeared
in their seats.
Mr. Crittenden moved that the Senate now pro-
ceed to business, as a quorum were in attendance.
The motion was agreed to.
The usual number of newspapers for the use of
Senators was 'then ordered, and the daily hour of
meeting was fixed at 12 o'clock until otherwise or
The Senate at half-past 12 o'clock adjourned.
On Tuesday the President's Message was sent
in and read. It is contained in this paper.
The llouse ordered that 10,000 copies of the
message and accompanying documents he printed.
Wo notice it as a very SMALL iirsissss that the
Locofocos ordered the message &c. to be printed
by the printer to be elected. Otherwise the Whig
printers for the last House would have had the job.
Tho Senate elected Messrs. Gales and Seatonl
their printers, 22 to 17. This Was done before the
message and documents were ordered to be printed.
Mr. Merrick gave notice that he should, on to
morrow, introduce a bill to regulate the postage, the
transmission of mails, &c. His old bill, probably.
Mr. Woodbury'presented resolutions passed by the
Legislature of New Hampshire in regard to Gem
In the House, on Wednesday, an election was
held for Clerk. Two candidates were nominated-1
II& .1P Nally, of Ohio, and if. SI. Clair Clarke, of
D. C. The first ballot resulted as fellows
Mr. M'Nulty received 121 votes.
Mr. Clarke " 66 "
Mr. M'Nulty, having received a majority of all I
the votes polled, was declared to be duly elected
Clerk of the House, after which he was conducted
to the Clerk's table by Mr. Clarke, late Clerk, when I
the oath of office was administered by the Speaker.
In the Senate no business df importance was
In the House, on Thursday, Mr. AdaMs pre
sented the memorial of John M. Botts, clair,ing the
scat of John W. Jones, returned from the Richmond
District; and Mr. Newton presented the memorial
of Mr. Goggin, claiming the seat of Mr. Gilmer,
Blair and Hires *ere elected printers for the
House. The vote stood : for Blair and Rives 124 ;
for Gales and Seaton 62; fur Jacob Gideon 1.
The House then proceeded to the election of
Sergeant at Arms, E. M. Townshend, the old officer,
and Hugh Lana of Ky. being nominated, the vote
stood for Lane 128, Townshend 56.
The next ()Ricer to be elected was Doorekeoper.
Mr. Follandsby, Into Doorkeeper, and Jesse E. I
Dow being the candidates ; the vote stood for Dow
129, Polltuidsby 92.
The House then adjourned over till Monday.
711ahibition of Paintings.
The exhibition of Mr. Scott's paintings at the
Old Court House, on Monday night, gave satisfue- ;
non to all who went to view them. The leading,
piece is a faithful representation of the horrid mas
sacre of a mother and five children by un Indian, in
Butler county, Pa., early in the morning of the let
of July last. It is on a canvass 20 feet long and 8
feet high—exhibiting the savage mnrilerer. and his
victims strewn around him,. all as large as life. Mr.
Scott, the artist has two other paintings of the In
dian, the ono representing his appearance us when
arrested, and the other us he at present appears in
the jail of Butler county. He has also a painting
of Lady Washington, copied front that of Rey
nolds, an eminent artist, and alto a magnificent
painting of the Grecian L aughtcr, by Vandyke.
Peach Trees, A'r.
40 4 0 le peach ttees
- for sale at the nursery of the sub
' scriber, of the choicest fruit em
bracing 16 different kinds, at 6 cents each at
the nursery. They a'•r 7 feet high-2 yea[•s
old horn the stone, 1 year from the inocUL
A Ls°, every variety of inoculhited Cherry
Trees, at 311 cents each at the nursery .
Packing in malts and moss at lair prices.
All orders promptly attended to.
Ha3d. nicht, N. J.,
December 13th 1893
NOTICE is hereby given to all persons
concerned, that the following
lined persons have settled their accounts in
the Register's Office at Huntingdon, and
that the said accounts will be presenW
for confirmation and allowance at an Or..
phone' Court to be held at Huntingdon,
and fur the county of Huntingdon, on
Wednesday the 1011: day ofianuary next:
1, John Shaffer, Mardian of Daniel,
Mary and Abraham Weight, minor chil
dren of John Weight, late ur Tyroeu
2. Joseph NPCut,e, Eq. surviving Ad•
ministrator or the estate of Martin Ded•
linger; late of the burdugh Frankstuwa,
David Snare, P.:11. Administrator Ibf
the estate of Henry L. M'Contiell, E.q ,
formerly of the borough of Huntingdon,
4. Dr. Wm. Swoope, survivir•.g Guar
dian of Henry W. and John N. 5,500 p . ,,
minor children of Henry Swoope, late of
Bed ford county, deceased.
5. James Sti,vart and George Wilson,
Administrators of the estate of Da% id
Jackson, late of Barrer township, deed;
.1011 N REED, Reirister:
Reg:steed Office, Hunting.
don, Die .13, A. B. 1643.
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