Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, February 21, 1844, Image 1

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Rates of Discount in Philadelphia.
Banks in Philadelphia.
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Rates of Relief Notes.
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mers' Bank of Bucks, Germantown par
All others - - - - -
Bunt ingdon, Pennsylvania.
vOULD most respectfully inform the
citizens of this county, .the public
generally, and his old friends and customers
in particular, that he has leased for a term
of years, that large and commodious building
on the West end of the Diamond, in the bo
rough of Huntingdon, formerly kept by An
drew H. Hirst, which he has opened and
furnished as a Public House, where every
attention that will minister to the comfort
and convenience of guests will always be
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will at all times be abundantly supplied with
the best to be had in the country.
U.:tag:3 Z:- 1 3eglt.t.
Will be furnished with the best of Liquors,
is the very best in the borough, and will
always be attended by the most trusty, at
tentive and experienced ostlers.
Mr. Coats pledges himself to make every
exertion to render the "Franklin House" a
home to all who may favor him with a call.
Thankful to his old customers for past favors,
he respectfully solicits a continuance of their
Boarders, by the year, month, or week,
will be taken on reasonable terms. .
Huntingdon, Nov. 8. 1843.
The subscriber• is now prepared to furnish
every description of CHAIRS, from the
plain kitchen to the most splendid and fash
ionable one for the parlor. Also the
n which the feeble and afflicted invalid,
though unable to walk even with the aid of
crutches, may with ease move himself from
room to room, through the garden and in
the street, with great rapidity.
Those who are about going to housekeep
ing, will find it to their advantage to give
him a call, whilst the Student and Gentle
man of leisure are sure to find in his newly
invented Revolving Chair, that comfort
which no other article of the kind is capable
of affording. Country merchauta.and ship
pers can be supplied with any quantity at
short notice.
No. 113 South Second street, two doors
below Dock, Philadelphia.
May 31, 1841.--• I yx.
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Carriage 'Manufactory
wr OS respectfully informs (the citizens
444 of the borough and county of Hunting
don, the public generally, and his old friends
and customers in particular. that he still
continues the
Coach Making Ruthless
in all its various bra nches,at his old stand,in
Main street in the borough of Huntingdon,
nearly opposite the 'Journal' printing office,
where he has constantly on hand every
description of
Coaches, Carriages,
c o t e , rl . Buggies, Sleighs
which he will sell low for cash or on reason
able terms.
All kinds of wok in his line made to or
der, on the shortest notice, in a
And all kinds of repairing done pith neat
aess and despatch.
Country produce will be taken in exchange
for work.
. Any persons wishing to purchase are re
spectfully invited to call end examine and
judge for themselves.
Huntingdon .I%ov. 29, 1843,
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Cheap for Cash.
The subscriber has just received a large
and well assorted lot of segars, which he of
fers for sale at the following prices.
Cuba segars in boxes containing 150 each,
$1 25 per box.
Half Spanish in boxes containing 150 each,
50 cents per box.
Half Spanish per thousand, $l, 75
Common do. $1 50 and $1 00
ir?The above prices are so low that the
subscriber can sell for cash only.
Huntingdon. T
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W.TE..Mas§m_in.fuu..L . i vicinity, that he has
commenced the business of light and heavy
wagon making, and every kind of vehicle re
pairing. Having learnt his trade in England,
he is prepared to furnish either the English
or American style of wagons, and hopes by
diligence and attention to merit a share of
public patronage.
N. B. Shop near to Mr. J. Houck's black
smith shop.
Huntingdon, April 19, 1843.—1 y.
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4.I4ESPECTFULLY informs the citizens
of Huntingdon, and the public in gen
eral, that he continues the
Tailoring Business,
at the shop lately occupied by IVm. Fahs,
now deceased, in Main street, in the bo
rough of Huntingdon, in the brick house
immediately opposite the store of Thomas
Read, where he is tully prepared and ready
to accommodate all, who may favor him
with a call.
He receives, regularly, from New York,
Scott's New York, Paris and London
and he is determined to employ none hut the
best and most expel ienccd womkmen ; and
he guarantees to execute all orders in his
line in the most fashionable and wo; kman•
like manner, or accord* to the wishes and
orders of customers.
By strict attention to business, he hopes to
obtain a share of public eatronage.
Jan. 17,1844.
Wholesale Dealers in
Foreign & Domestic Dry Goods,
No. 46 North sect S r eet,
(A few doors South of Arch,)
VOULD respectfully invite the atten
tion of country buyers to their large
assortment of goods suited to the season.
Thry have n hand a latge stock of For
, cign and Domestic goods, laid in at lower
prices than they can now be had, and are
prepared to offer inducements to the trade.
We solich a call from buyers before pur
purchasing elsewhere, as we are satisfied
that the prices at which we can offer our
goods cannot fail to give satisfaction.
Philad. Jan. 17,1844.-3 m.
Estate of Alexander Templeton,
late of Tyrone tp. Huntingdon
co., deceased.
vi.poTtc E is hereby given that letters of
administration upon the said estate
have been granted to the undersigned. All
pet sons having claims or demands against
the same are requested to make them known
without delay, and all persons indebted to
make immediate payment to
Jan 17, 1844.—pd. Tyrone tp.
114 LANK BONDS to Constables for Stay
of Execution, under the new law, just
printed, and for sale, at this office.
Tzt LANK BONDS—Judgment and ccm
roost—for sale ht this office,
The Living Lover to the Dead.
" Of all the roses grafted on her cheek,
Of all the graces dancing in her eyes,
Of all the music set upon her tongue,
Of all that was past woman's excellence
In her white bosom, look, a painted board
Circumscribes all." DEKKER,
And thou upon thy bier of death
Art shrouded for tho tomb I
Nor living pulse, nor human breath,
Save mine, disturbs the gloom.
And ghastly falls the taper's light
On thee and on thy bier;
Yet I until the morning light
Shall watch and feel no fear.
I clasp thy ice cold hand in mine,
'Pill mine is scarce less cold.
And trace these features line by line,
Till they seem of breathing mould;
Yet fonder, holier, is my gaze,
Than when the periods past,
I saw that beauty's living blaze,
For now I gaze my last.
Those lips are musical no more,
But their still sweet smile is there,
The flashing of thine eye is o'er,
But the calm closed lid, how fair!
Oh, I could bow to sorrow's storm,
Nor sigh for days more bright,
If ever thus, that hallowed form
Might sleep within my sight.
More joy to watch thee stirless there,
To kiss that bloodless brow,
Than gaze on crowds of living fair,
Though once as fair avert thou!
Less sad, to keep my fostered flower,
All withered though it be,
Than yield it to the tempest's power,
Nor wreck, nor relic sec.
But vain the fancies of my breast,
And vainer love's despair,
The grave must he thy place of rest,
And I must lay thee there !
Oh, death! are all thine arrows spent
Amongst the blithe and free I
Oh, grave ! is each dark lodging lent !
Remains not one for me !
My perished love! my soul's delight!
My being's once bright spell;
Oh ! could I blot yon morning light!
Crush—crush that tolling bell !
one uurslmgeigfi=oiie h.,,,,; ntrtAr
One last, wild gaze—fareweire..
From the Ohio State Journal.
An Old Song Renovated.
TONE.—The good old days of Adam and Eve.
Come all you Log Cabin Boyo, wo'or going to have
a raising,
We have a job on hand that we think will be pleas-
ing ;
We'll turn out and build ~ darry Clay" a new
And finish it oft• with chinking and with daubin.
We want all the Log Cabin Boys in the nation,
To be on the ground to build the foundation,
And every Loco Foco will think it is amazing,
To see how we work at the " Clay" Cabin mining.
Chorus--Hurra, Harm, it happens very lucky
We have such a good Clay" in Old Ken
We'll clear otT the ground plat and put the "dor-
. .
necks" undel.,
And put the sleepers on thom without any blunder;
We'll all go to work, boys as good as Whigs ought
to - do, - -
And '.Batty .hall be routed like Bonaparte at Wa•
We'll shoulder our axes and cut down the timber—
We all learn'd the trade boys, in forty, you'll re-
So hurry liurru, boys, there's no two ways in
The fun we will have at the Clay Cabin raisin'
Hum, burnt, &c.
We'll have it well chinked and put on the cover
Of good sound clapboards, with the weight poles
And a good wide chimney for the fire to blaze in
To keep the Whigs warm in the cold winter season;
And when we want to daub it, it happens very
That we have the best of Clay in Old Kentucky,
For no,other State has such good Clay in
. . .
To make up the morter for the Clay' Cabin ralain,
Hurry, huna, &c.
For the hauling of the logs we'll call on Pennsyl•
For the Conestoga teams will pull as well as nny,
And the Yankee States and York State, and all of
the others,
Will come and help us lift like so many brothers ;
The Hoosiers and the Suckers and the Wolverine
And Buckeyes know the right way to carry• up the
For every one's a good enough carpenter and mason,
To do a little work at the "Clay" Cabin raisin.
H urra, hurra, &c.
We'll cut out a window and have a wide door in,
We'll lay a good loft and a first rate floor in,
We'll fix it all complete for Clay 'to see his friends
Wo know that the latch string will never have its
ends in:"
And when our ~ cabin" 's finished, and free from
all dangers,
Wo'll invite all our friends, and welcome the stran-
With songs and with speeches; there's no two ways
The fun that we'll have at the Clay Cabin raisin.
Harm, hurra, it happens very lucky
We have such u good Clay in Old Kentucky.
I have seen the infant sinking down like a strick
en flower to the grave—the strong man fiercely
breathing out his soul upon the field of battle—the
miserable convict standing upon the scaffold with a
deep curse upon his lips. I have viewed death in
all its forms of darkness and vengeance, with a tear
less eye; but I never could look on a woman, young
and lovely walnuts, fading away from the earth, in
beautiful and uncomplaining melancholy, without
feeling the very fountain of life turned to tears
and dust. Death is always terrible; but when a
form of angel beauty is passing off to the silent land
of sleeptrs, the heart feels that something lovely is
ceasing from existence, and broods, with a sense
of utter desolation, over the lonely thoughts that
come up like spectres from the grave to haunt our
midnight musings.
Two years ago I took my residence for a few
weeks in acountry village in the eastern part of New
England. Soon after my arrival I became acquain
with a lovely girl, apparently about 17 years of age.
She had lost the idol of her pure heart's purest love,
and the shadows of deep and holy memories were
resting like the wing of death upon her brow. I
first met her in the presence of the mirthful. She
was, indeed, a creature to be worshipped; her brow
was garlanded by the young year's sweetest flowers,
her auburn locks were hanging beautifully and low
upon her bosom ; and she moved through the crowd
with such a floating unearthly grace, that the bewil
dered gazer looked almost to see her fade into the
air, like the creation of some pleasant dream. She
seemed cheerful and ever gay; yet I saw that her
pity was but (he mockery of her feelings. She
smiled, but there was something in her smile which
told that its mournful beauty was but the bright re
flection of a tear ; and her eyelids, at times, closed
heavily down, as if struggling to repress the tido of
agony that was bursting up from her heart's urn.—
She looked es if she could have left the scene of
festivity, and gone out beneath the quiet stars, and
laid her fore :cad down upon the fresh green earth,
and poured out her stricken soul, gush after gush.
till it mingled with the eternal fountain of life and
Days and weeks passed on, and this sweet girl
zli c cy me her confidence, and I became to her as a
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tremulous. On a quiet evening in June, I wan
dered out with her in the open air. It was then
that she told me the tale of her passion, and of the
blight that had come down like mildew upon her
life. Love has been a portion of her existence. Ito
tendrils had been wound around her heart in its
earliest years; and wheri they were rent away, they
left a wound which flowed till all the springs of her
soul NM blood. lam passing away," said she,
am: it should be so. The winds have gone over
my lie, and 'lie bright buds of hope, the sweet hies
somsof passion, are scattered down, and liewith
ered a the dust. And yet I cannot go down to the
tomb without a tear. It is hard to leave friends
who ave me; it is very hard to bid farewell to those
dear scenes with which I have held communion
fronnthildhood, and which from day to day, have
caught the color of my life, and sympathized with
its jots and sorrows. That little grave where I have
so ohs strived with my buried love, and where, at
time, even now, the sweet tones of his voice seem
to cote steeling around me, till the whole air be
come one intence and mournful melody ; that pen
singer in which my fancy can still picture his
fornlooking down upon me, and beckoning me on
to Is own bright home, every flower, and tree, and
rivet, on which our eyes had bent, in mutual re
spew, and bore witness to our early love, and, be
, con dear to me, and I cannot without a sigh, close
my yes upon them forever."
I ave lately heard the beautiful girl of whom I
hayspoken, is dead. The close of her life was
calms the falling of a quiet stream—gentle as the
sinhg of the breeze that lingers for a time around
a bi of withered roses, and then dies as %were from
cannot be that earth is man's only abiding
pie. It cannot be that our life is a bubble, cast
upy the ocean of eternity to float a moment on
thwave, and then sink into deep darkness and
noingnese. Else, why is it that aspirations
tv►h leap like angels from the temples of our
hes, are forever wandering about unsatisfied ?
*W• is it that the rainbow and clouds come over
us ith a beauty that is not of earth, and then pass
offhd leave us to muse upon their faded loveli
nel Why is it that the stars which hold their
legal around the midnight throne, are set so far
alai the grasp 'of our !hinted faculties—forever
nuing us with'their unapproachable glory? And
filly, why is it that the bright forms of human
bety are presented to our view, and then taken
fn us, leaving the thousands streams of our ace
ti to flow back in cold and Alpine torrents upon
°marts We are born for a higher destiny
th that of earth.
here is a realm where the rainbow never fades
—here the stare will spread out before us like the
lords that slumber on the ocean; and where the
bdiful beings that here pass before us like visions,
vsstay in our presence forever. Bright creature
say dreams, in that realm I shall ace thee again!
his now thy lost image is sometimes with inc.--
Ili° mysterious silence of midnight, when the
aims aro glowing in the light of the many stars,
t image comes floating upon the beain that lin
g around my pillow, and stands before me in its
p dint loveliness, till its own quiet spirit einks like
spell from Heaven upon my thoughts, and the
of of years is turned to dreams of blesset?nese
E peace.
At a large and respectable meeting held at the
Court House in the Borough of Huntingdon, on
Tuesday the 13th day of February, inst., of citizens
opposed to a division of Huntingdon county,
On motion, the following officers were appointed:
lion. JOHN 10ER, of Walker township.
Vice Presidents.
Tuos. WHITTAKER, of Porter Township.
}lzmir ISENBERG, of Walker
Dr. ALEX. M'KAMEY, of Woodbury
Joins Yocum, of Hopewell
Rev. MATTHEW CROWNOVER, of Henderson tp.
A. B. CRRWIT, of Tod township.
Pamir SUVLTZ, of Huntingdon.
A. X. Corn yn. Esq.
Francis B. Wallace, Esq.
John Simpson,
John Smith.
On motion of J. G. Miles, Esq., a committee of
twenty persons was appointed to draft a preamble
and resolutions enpressivo of the sense of the
meeting, consisting of the following persons, viz:
John G. Miles, Esq., Thomas Fisher, Esq. James
Saxton, Esq., John 0. Stewart, William S. Hil
debrand, John Colestock, Samuel Graffius, Isaac
Lininger, John White, John Snyder, Thomas
Adams, Jacob Cresswell, J. S. Stewart, Esq., Henry
Smith, Alex. Carmon, Peter Swoops, Alex. Post,
A. W. Benedict, Esq., S. S. Wharton, Esq., and
Wm. E. M'Murtrie.
During the absence of the committee the meeting
was very ably addressed by A. K. Cornyn, Esq.,
Theo. H. Cremer, Esq., and Dr. Jacob Hoffman.
The Committee reported the following preamble
and resolutions, which wore unanimously adopted.
WIIHREMI, a Dill has been reported, and is now
on the files of the House of Representatives of the
CoMmonwealth of Pennsylvania, for the erection of
new county, out of parts of the counties of Hun
tingdon and I3edford. And whereas such a division,
as is provided for in mid Bill, if authorised by the
law-making power, will injuriously affect both pub
lic and private interests. And whereas it is not
only the right, but the duty of the people, when
their interests are likely to suffer from legislative pro
ceeding, respectfully to remonstrate against such
proceedings, therefore
Resolved, That the passage of the Bill alluded to,
or of any other Bill having fur its object, a division
of Huntingdon county, will meet with the decided
disapprobation of a large majority of the people of
the county.
within the limits of the old county, if the sti --- 7'" .. " .. ilicants
for the new county should succeed in their specu
lating enterprise.
Resolved, That, apart from any consideration of
the tendency of the policy of cutting and carving
larger counties into smaller ones, we - do most earn
estly protest against the passage of any bill for the
division of Huntingdon county. on grounds pecu
liar to our own condition. O ur seat of justico, is stow,
near the centre of the whole business population of
the county; and if the applicants for the new county
should succeed, a great inequality, in the rela
tive distances of the inhabitants from the county
seat, will at once be produced; discontent must
inevitably follow; another division, or removal of
the seat of justice, must take place to render things
equal, and thus, after ministering to the appetites of
speculators above, a thirst is created for speculation
below, and the Halls of legislation will then be as
earnestly besieged for justice, as !sow.
Resolved, That the number and courses of our
mountains and streams of water—the direction of
our roads, and tho location and position of our val.
lays, will not admit of any division of the county,
which will not produce vastly greater inequality
than now exists.
R.lsolad, That the people of the southern,
section of the county have better claims for a divi
sion, than have the Hollidaysburg property holders
who (notwithstanding they have both the Canal
and Turnpike leading from their town to the teat of
Justice, and the Portage Rail Road terminating there
and uniting with the Canal, on which there is every
facility for the most comfortable kind of travelling
from the ono point to the other, every may,) are not
satisfied with the great advantage they have deri
ved from these public improvements ; but must for
their still greater benefit impoverish the people of ,
the southern section referred to, who have had,
comparatively speaking, none of the benefits of the
public works.
.Resoked, That the state of our trial list affords
no argument in favor of a division of the county,
1 and that if it prove anything, it only proves the pro
priety of the erection of a District Court—for, cer
tainly no groat amount of wisdom is necessary to
see that it will require the same length of time to try
the same cause, whether the Court sits in Holli
daysburg or in Huntingdon. Time too, is always
lost, between the ending of one Court and the be
ginning of another in adjoining counties. But fur
ther, our trial list has swelled in the number of
causes untried, from accidental circumstances not
emnected with the dimensions of the county, via;
from the loss of Courts, and front a series of compli
cated eases which have been tried within the last
two years—necessarily occupying a long time in the
respective trials.
Resolved, That the erection of a new county
cannot have the effect of causing a more speedy
trial of the aggregate of causes, which originate
within the limits of the county as it now is, unless
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the legislature shall at the same time erect new and
additional Courts, not now in existence in this Ju
dicial district. Because, the contraction of the lim
its of counties always will increase litigation in
the trifling disputes among men, so long as they
remain, (as experience has proved them to be) too
prone to contend for what it would be better not to
claim. In small counties trifling causes are carried
through all the stages of the law, because the par
ties are near the Offices, Courts, 'etc., where the
wheels of the law are set in motion—when if they
were !nor° distant, settlements and compromises
would be the result. But further,
Resolved, That it appears by an examination of
the assessments of property, filed in the Commis
sioners' Office, that those townships proposed to be
included in the new county, (now part of limiting
don,) contain more than one half of the real and per
' annul taxable property of the present county.
Resolved, That it likewise appears by the re
cords in the same ollice, that to the fall of 1842 the
whole number of taxable inhabitants of the county
was but seven thousand four hundred and thirty,
and that in the townships proposed to he stricken.
oir, the number of taxables was three thousand mix
hundred and twenty-three, thus showing that near
ly the one half of the whole population of the
county is sought to be taken into the new county.
/looked, That it is the opinion of this meeting
that if the question were left to the voters of Hun
tingdon and Bedford counties, there would he three
to one against the erection of the proposed county
of Blair.
Resolved, That the mop of Huntingdon county,
made by Jacob Cresswell, and submitted to this
meeting, is, so far as we are capable of judging, cor
rect; and that a division agreeable to the bounda
ries prescribed by the bill reported in the House of
Representatives, would bring the western boundary
within six or seven miles of the county town, while
it is forty miles to the southern boundary.
Resolved, That it is a fact which the map of the
county will show that the citizens of Franklin, Sny
der and Warriorstnark townships, now included in
the proposed new county, will have farther to travel
to go to the proposed new county seat, than they
now have to coma to Huntingdon—or than the
citizens of Hollidaysburg and vicinity have to fonts
to Huntingdon.
Readred, That, in the opinion of this meeting,
the frittering and chopping up of counties, for the
accommodation of individual interests, is disaster
ous to the public welfare—fostering a spirit of spec
ulation—injurious to public monde, and can afford
dandy impure already, by theliurusun—MrPel
into the minds of those who are selected to decide
upon the rights of their fellow men, and preconceiv
ed opinions formed upon rumor without evidence
will always be brought into the jury box with great
er strength in proportion to the proximity of the
! jurors to the patties and witnessess.
Resolved, That although the bringing of Justice
home to every man's door sounds very well in theo
ry, yet the bringing of Late to every man's door is
another and a very different thing and never will ha
crease the amount of his happiness.
Resolved, That a careful observation and cool re
flection, most convince every one that the policy of
frittering up counties is calculated to lower the char
acter, for learning and ability of our courts of Jus
tice and of the bar connected therewith ; for, the less
they are in terreturial limits, nnd numlar of inhabi
tants (although trifling litigation may be increased)
yet the fewer will be the coves of such magnitude
and interest as to put in requisition the mental en
ergies of any of those who are necessary agents in
the administration of Justice.
Resolved, That learning and ability will only be
called forth & actively exerted where greater intereats
are adjudicated—and although the bar may be
creased in number" with the increase of small
causes, the abler and better, not only of the legal,
but of all other professions, will seek a larger field
and a more congenial soil, to call into exercise the
powers of their intellect. To make the man, mind
must struggle with mind, in the actike burliness of
Resolved, That the policy noticed has a tendency
to lower the grade of intellect of all the inhabitants
of the solidi counties in which there is not a dense
population. From the onerous nature of the bur
dens to which they must necessarily be subjected in
sustaining their county governments, all regard to
taste in the structure of thrir county improvements
is loot sight ot; and with it, are lost, all that generous
emulation and pride of country, without the culti
vation of which no people can make rapid strides
in the march of improvement either in mind, or
in their physical condition.
Reaolveii, That she inhabitant of a large point:
lows county, whilst his burdens are lighter, feels
more of that pride of country which lies at the but,
tom of all patriotism, and just in proportion as you
diminish which, by increasing his causes of disco'',
tent, you strike at the root of bin happiness nod
cast a gloom over all his social Te. 1400.1%
Resolved, That if you expect men to rise to that
dignity itt the scale of kin to which they are en
titled when their powers of mind and body are
properly developed by cultivation, you must give
them a cottntry—shome, around which their act.
Mans can be entwined, and in relation to which thnt
pride, may be drawn out, which has been implanted
in the heart of man, to sulteerve the interests of his
social condition.
Ott motion,
-Next.keel, That the procedings of
this meeting be *jailed by the officers, and published
in the several newspapers in the counties of Hum
tingdon and Bedford ; and that copies be printed
and forwarded by the Secretaries to the =minis of
the Senate and House of Representatives of Penn,
[Signed hi Me o.Dirers.l