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THE HUNTINGDON JOURNAL,
One country, one constitution, one destiny."
Wednesday morning, Aug. 7, '44,
rj.V. B. PALMER, Esq. (No. 59, Pine street
below Third, Philadelphia) ie authorized to act as
Agent for this paper, to procure subscriptions and
. Once more our glorious Banner out
Upon the breeze we throw;
Beneath its folds, with song end shout,
Let's charge upon the foe!"
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
OF NEW JERSEY.
CHESTER BUTLER, of Luzerne.
TOWNSEND HAINES, Chester.
Ist District-.—Joseph C. Clarkson, of Philadelphia.
2d John P. Wetherill, do
3d John B. Ninesteel, do
4th John S. Litteil, Germantown.
sth Elloam T. M'Dowell, of Bucks co.
6th Benj. Frick, of Montgomery.
7th Isaac W. Vanleer, of Cheater.
Bth William Hiester, of Lancaster.
oth John S. Hiester, of Berks.
10th John Killinger, of Lebanon.
Ilth Alex. E. Brown, of Northampton.
12th Jonathan J. Slocum, of Luzern°.
13th Henry Drinker, of Susquehanna.
14th James Politick, of Northumberland.
15th Frederick Watts, of Cumberland.
16th Daniel 11f. Smyser, of Adams.
17th James Mathers, of Juniata.
18th Andrew J. Ogle, of Somerset.
19th Daniel Washabaugh, of Bedford.
20th John L. Gow, of Washington.
21st Andrew W. Loomis, of Allegheny.
224 James M. Power, of Mercer.
234 William A. Irvin, of Warren.
24th Benjamin Hartshorn, of Clearfield.
- JOSEPH MARKLE,
OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY.
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER,
OF LEBANON COUNTY,
The Democratic Whig citizens of Huntingdon
county are requested to meet at the Old Court
House, in the borough of Huntingdon, on
Wednesday evening, 14th August next,
at the ringing of the bell, for the purpost of res
ponding to the nominations of the Delegate Con
vention which will assemble in the afternoon of the
same day, and to adopt such measures as may be
deemed expedient for the promotion of Whig men
and measures at the ensuing General and Presiden
tial elections. By order of the County Committee,
THEO. H. CREMER, Chairman.
July 31, 1944.
Highly Important— Who Wants
We hope our friends who are in arrear, either
for aubseription, advertising, or job-work, will avail
themselves of the opportunity afforded by the ap
proaching Court, to bring or send us the whole or
a part of what they owe us. ~ Short settlements
make long friends ;" and we are anxious to raise
money to pay off the old bills of our paper•mskere,
the hands in the office, and all others who hold our
promises to pay ; so that we may long continue to
be the friend of those whom we owe, and of those
who owe us.
Locofoooism in Hollidaysburg.
Wo regret to state that the mob spirit of Loco-
focoi.vm disturbed the Whig meeting in Hollidays
burg on the evening of the 27th July. The Loco.
focos congregated near the meeting; and, by shouts,
'yells, and hurrahs for Polk and Dallas, drowned
the voice of Mr. Ingersoll who was then addressing
the meeting. By these and other equally disgrace
ful means they came near breaking up the meeting
The "Register" accuses the editor of the Bea
con Light" of being the" leader" in these disgrace
ful proceedings; and the " Beacon Light" and
Standard" excuse the conduct of the " mobocrats"
and attempt to laugh it off !
When a party becomes so desperate as to resort
to such means to curry its points, it is then high
time that all honest, law and order loving men, set
their faces against it.
By the following paragraph from the United
States Gazettee of the 27th of July, it will be seen
that Mr. Wise failed in another attempt to make
an ascension in Philadelphia.
Yesterday morning Mr. Wise had his large
Balloon inflated in the yard of the Pennsylvania
Farmer Tavern, in Third street below Callowhill,
and attempted to make an ascension; he had not,
however, got high enough to clear the tops of the
houses, when some busy individual cut the rope
below, and the balloon struck violently against the
chimneys and aid. of the buildings. After being
dragged in his car for some distance, Mr. W. dee.
.nded in Wallet:eel near Fourth.
o:Yrhe Philadelphia papers announce the death
of ZACK... PoeLsofr, Esq. the founder, and, for
more than forty years, the publisher of ~P oulson's
American Daily Advertiser," printed some years
ago, in that city. Mr. P. died at his residence
(No. Itl6 Chestnut street) on the 310 ult in. the
ti2rd year of ha age,
Whig Mass Meetings.---
linthnsiasni in the NORTSZ
We leern from the Bradford Argus" that FIVE
THOUSAND Whigs mat together, in Mass Mee
ting, in Towanda, on the 17th ult. The meeting
was addressed by Judge llerrick, and L. G. Ban
croft, of Bradford county, and by Col. John Swift,
of Philadelphia, and by E. S. Sweet of Owego,
A very large and enthusiastic Whig Mass Mee
ting was held at Williamsport, Lycoming county,
on the 19th ult. Addresses were delivered by Col.
John Swift, Hon. James Irvin, F. C. Campbell, L.
A. Mackey, Ewa. and others.
A Mass Meeting was held on the 20th, at Lock
Haven, Clinton county, of which the " Whig"
says :-44 Such an army of the 4 true democracy' as
was then assembled, had never before been witnes
sed in Clinton county.' The meeting was addres
sed by Col. John Swift, Gen. Irvin, and Mt C. W.
Skates, of South Carolina.
On the 22nd a Mass Meeting was held in Belle
fonte, Centre county, which was attended, as we
learn from the Democratic Whig," by about 600
persons. Speeches were delivered by Col. John
Swift, Gen. James Irvin, James T. Hale, and A. G.
h this place (Huntingdon) a Whig Mass Mee
ting assembled on Wednesday, the 24th ult., num
bering seven or eight hundred persons, who were
addressed by Josiah Randall, Esq., Hon. Joseph R.
Ingersoll and Col. John Swift, of Philadelphia, Hon.
James Irvin of Centre county, and Mr. Skates, of
On the following day, (Thursday the 25th) a
large Mass Meeting of the Whigs assembled in
Lewistown, Mifflin county. Addresses were deli
vered by some of the above named gentlemen.
And on Saturday night, the 27th an unusually
large meeting was assembled in Hollidaysburg front
of the "American House," which was addressed by
the Hon. Joseph R. Ingersoll, who spoke for
nearly two hours in a most elogent strain.
At all of these meetings some of the beautiful
and spirited Campaign Songs were sung by the
Philadelphia Clay Minstrels and others; and much
cheering and enthusiastic feeling prevailed. The
Whig cause is progressing most gloriously in Penn-.
The editors of the " Huntingdon Globe," the
" Hollidaysburg Standard" and the "Beacon Light,"
in imitation of Amos Kendall—that monstrous
libel upon poor humanity--like blood-hounds, pur
sued the gentlemen who presumed to come from
Philadelphia to this and other counties in the inte
rior of the State, to address the people upon the
great questions involved in the ensuing Gubernato
rial and Presidential elections. They pursued
them with a degree of ferociousness that indicated
that nothing short of utter annihilation would sat
isfy their vengeance. Every thing harsh and im
pertinent, disgraceful and villanous, was said and
published about them ; but their characters were
proof against all such base and slanderous attacks ;
and, as might be expected, all the poisoned arrows
aimed at them fell harmless at their feet.
These zealous disciples of Kendall ridiculed the
Whigs for suffering "itinerant speakers"—" aristo
crats from the won city" to address them. Such
was the slang of the three Locofoco papers of this
county, when Col. John Swift, Josiah Randall,
John Price Witherill and Joseph R. Ingersoll came
here—men who marched forth in defence of their
country in the last war. But, hark!
A change came over the spirit of their dream.."
Now it is announced that the Locofocos aro to
meet at the Old Court House, on the 13th inst., to
listen to the speeches of James Page, of the said
mon city," and James Buchanan (ten cents a day
for labor,) of Lancaster, and George W. Bowman,
of Bedford, who carries a pardon from the " Kicks
poo" for slandering both the living and the dead.
And now these same Locofoco papers call upon all
the friends of Polk, Dallas, and Muhlenberg to
come and hear these itinerants." The tune is
suddenly changed—and the faithful ere told "Itis
expected that several citizens of eminent talents,
well known to the Democracy of the State will be
present and address the meeting." Circumstan
stances alter cases;" but they du not make Locofo
It is hoped that the Democratic Whig voters will
bear in mind that the Delegate Elections in the se
veral townships, boroughs and districts of this coun
ty are to be held on Saturday next, at the respective
times and places specified in the notice given by the
County Committee. It is desirable that these elec
tions be numerously attended, so that a fair and
decisive expression of the will of the people may
be brought into the County Convention, and that
body enabled to present an unexceptionable Ticket
to the "Democracy of Nutnbers" in Old Hunting
don. Let these primary meetings be remembered
The " Clinton (Locofoco) Democrat" winds up
a long and abusivt, notice of the Whig Mass Mee
ting held in Lock Haven on the 20th ult., by the
The convention then adjourned in disgust, and
returned home in mud up to their elbows."
The above quotation is probably as true as any
part of the 0 Democrat's" account of the meeting.
DARING PICKPOCIERT.-A young man named
Sodding., fromChilicothe, Ohio, whilst at the
Walnut street Thcatre on Tuesday night, had a
pockct book taken from his pocket containing $2,-
400, by some daring scoundrel.--N. American.
If tho Locofocos cannot carry Louisiana, the
home of all tho bond-holders, upon the strength of
the Texas question, they have an amazingly great
chance of carrying Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia,
New York and New England, upon the strength
of it. Now havn't they ?—Prentice.
A vote taken on the White Cloud, during her
lest trip from St. Louis, stood thus: Clay 06;
Polk 25; Tyler 1. The T. :,man was a woman.
The Presidency. [TING THE INCUMBENT OE Taa PIICSIDEMTIAL
The Vito.—An honest and economical Adminis- MICE TO ♦ BINGES Timm."
tration.—The one-term principle. The Whig party are in favor of this principle be ,
In two former articles, a few weeks ago, we con- cause they believe it would afford greater indepen
sidered the manner in which the nominations were dence in the President, and greater security and
made, and contrasted the views of the candidates benefit to the people. To this principle the Loco
with reference to the Currency, the Tariff, and Dis- focos are opposed, as their acts abundantly prove.
tribution of the proceeds of the Sale of the Public They have always run their candidates for a second
Lands. This week we call attention to the other term. Gen. Jackson was elected twice. Martin
cardinal principles set forth on the Clay Banner, Van Buren was elected in 1836, and the pony put
and on which Mr. Polk has no avowed sentiments. him up for re-election in 1840. The people con
demned him then, and in 1844 a majority of the
party were in favor of running him again; but in
this they were compelled, as we have before shown,
to succomb to the will of the minority—and the
result was the nomination of James K. Polk, who
is now attempted to be palmed upon the auLLI DLE
as the people's candidate! The Whigs are in fa
vor of the one term principle because they deem it
one which is eminently calculated to promote the
interests of the country. Amend the Constitution
so rut to limit the Presidential office to a single
term, say Mr. Clay and the Whig party, and the in
cumbent will have an eye single to the honor and
the welfare of the Union, without being absorbed
in schemes and plans to effect his nomination and
election for another term. Had the Constitution
contained such a limitation heretofore,John Tyler's
head would not have become turned and his heart
corrupted in attempting to effect his nomination
and election for another term. The plots and
schemes of his ambition, from the Exchequer to the
Annexation of Texas, would not have been intru
ded upon the public mind; and the country would
not now be mourning over the blasted hopes of the
nation—hopes which had their birth in the trium
phant election of the lamented Harrison.
We intend to pursue this subject farther at ano-
lot. Mr. Clay and his friends are in favor of pla
cing "JUST RESTRAINTS ON THE E XECIITIVE Pow-
Ell, EMBRACING FARTIIER RESTRICTIONS ON THE
EXERCISE OF TnE VETO."
The frequent exercise, recently of the power of
the negative, and the consequent defeat of the will
of the people, has awakened the community to a
sense of the importance of this principle: yet Mr.
Polk has never, to our knowledge, expressed his
views on the question. We have reason, however,
to believe that he would "take the responsibility"
of disregarding the wishes of the people, by the ex
ercise of the veto power, if entrusted to his hands.
Previous to the adoption of the Constitution, this
feature of that instrument was advocated by the
Federal party, on the ground that it was necessary
in order to prevent the legislative department front
intruding upon the rights and absorbing the powers
of the Executive. It was looked upon as the Ex
ecutive'a right arm of self defence; and the friends
of the Constitution anticipated nothing but the
sternest virtue in all their Presidents--an anticipa
tion which has certainly not been realized in the
experience of the last fifteen years. The following
paragraphs, from No. LXXIII of "The Federalist,"
written by Alexander Hamilton, show the views of
the then dominant party as to the probable exercise
and abuse of the veto power :
a The superior weight and influence of the legia.
lalive body in a free government, and the hazard to
the executive in a trial of strength with that body,
afford a satisfactory security, that the negative
would general:y be employed with great caution;
and that in its exercise, there would oftener be room
for a charge of timidity than of rashness. A king
of Great Britain, with all his train of sovereign at
tributes, and with all the influence he draws from a
thousand source., would, at this day, hesitate to put
a negative power upon the joint resolutions of the
two houses of parliament. He would not fail to
exert the utmost resources of that influence to stran
gle a measure disagreeable to him, in its progress to
the throne, to avoid being reduced to the dilemma
of permitting it to take effect, or of risking the dis.
pleasure of the nation, by an opposition to the sense
of the legislative body. Nor is it probable, that he
would ultimately venture to exert his prerogative,
but in a case of manifest propriety, or extreme ne
cessity. All well informed men in that kingdom
will secede to the justness of this remark. A very
considerable period has elapsed since the negative
of the crown has been exercised.
If a magistrate, so powerful, and so well fortified.
as a British monarch, would have scruples about
the exercise of the power under consideration, how
much greater caution may be reasonably expected
in a President of the United States, clothed, for the
short period of four years, with the executive au
thority of a government wholly and purely repub
It it is evident, that there would be greater dan
ger of his not using his power when necessary,
than of his using it too often, or too much. A n ar
gument, indeed, against its expediency, has been
'hewn from this very source. It has been represen
ted, on this account, as a power odious in appear-
I once, useless in practice. But it will not follow, that
because it might rarely, it would never be exercised.
Tn the case for which it is chiefly designed, that of
an immediate attack upon the constitutional rights
of the executive, or in a case in which the public
good was evidently and palpably sacrificed, a man
of tolerable firmness would avail himself of his
constitutional means of defence, and would listen
to the admonitions of duty and responsibility. In
the former supposition, his fortitude would be stim
ulated by his immediate interest in the power of his
office; in the latter, by the probability of the sanc
tion of his constituents; who, though they would
naturally incline to the legislative body in a doubt
ful case, would hardly suffer their partiality to de
lude them in a very plain one. I speak now with
an eye to a magistrate possessing only a common
share of firmness. There are men who, under any
circumstances, will have the courage to do their
duty at every hazard."
The Whig party are in favor of placing "Arther
restrictions upon the exercise of the veto." An
unqualified negative is intolerable among freemen—
not because it is, in practice, much more effectual in
defeating the popular will—but because it is, in ap
pearance, more harsh, arbitrary and despotic. At pre_
sent the negative in the hands of the Executive,
though qualified, is equal to a majority in each branch
1 of Congress, unless the majority amounts to two
thirds of the Representatives and Senators. Would it
not be much more in accordance with the spirit and
genius of " Democracy" to restrain the Executive
to the mere suggestion of argumentative objections,
addressed to Congress, to be approved or disappro
ved by a majority of each branch ? Similar provi
sions have been incorporated into the Constitutions
of some of the States, and the first objection is yet
to be heard against the utility of the amendment.
2nd. Henry Clay and the Whigs are in favor of
"AN HONEST AND ECONOMICAL ADMINISTRATION
OF THE GOVERNMENT, leaving public officers perfect
freedom of thought and the right of suffrage, but
with suitable restraints against improper interference
This is good, sound, orthodox democratic Whig
doctrine, such as was inculcated by Washington
and Jefferson in the days of republican purity, but.
which is totally obliterated from the creed of modern
Democrats or Locofocos. The Whigs say, give us
an honest administration, free from the swindling of
the Swartwouts, the Prices and a host of defaulters
—no pocketting of the public moneys and fleeing
to Texas and other foreign dominions. An econom
ical administration—no wasting and squandering of
the revenue in useless and extravagant expenditures
—no lavishing, upon favorites and drones, the trea
of the nation. Leaving public officers to per
feet freedom of thought and of the right of suffrage
—without tyranny over the mind of man—without
cruel and unnecessary proscription for opinion's
sake. Suitable restraints against imprtiper inter
ference in elections—no bringing of the power of
the government to boar upon the elective franchise.
3rd. Henry Clay and his supporters are in favor
of "•N AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION, LIMA
Lotter from Mr. Frelinghusrsen
The Locofocos are resorting to their old tricks of
exciting one class of people against another, hoping
thus to divert public attention from the main issues.
At Louisville, as well as in other parts of the coun
try, the leaders have for some time been circulating
the charge that Mr. Frelinghuysen was opposed to
allowing the Catholics in New York the benefit of
the School Fund; that he is a member of the
Native American Association, and that he not only
approved but instigated the late riots in this city.—
Judge Henry Pirtle and Ceo. D. Prentice, of the
Louisville Journal, addressed Mr. F. a letter on the
subject, and the following is his reply as we find it
in the Journal :—Forum.
Nsw Yonir, July 4th, 1844.
Gentlemen :—Your favor is duly received and
its inquiries are cheerfully answered. Since my
residence in this city, as Chancellor of the Univer
sity, I have felt it to be my duty to its interests to
retire very much from politica, except so far as the
sacred right of suffrage is concerned. I have had
no connection with the Native American party, nor
have I now. I have never spoken but in decided
condemnation of the mob scenes of violence and
blood in Philadelphia, and have had nothing to do
with the matter of division of the school fund be
tween Catholics and Protestants in New York.—
Indeed your inquiry is the first intimation I have had
that such a subject has been agitated. Allow me
to soy, gentlemen, in the general, that I cherish the
principles of our Constitution which allow full free
dom of conscience and forbid all religious tests and
establishments, as sacred and fundamental.
Yours, very respectfully,
THEO. FRELINGII UYSEN.
Messrs. Henry Pirtle and George D. Prentice.
Munnatt.--One of the most cold blooded 'Ma
der. we have ever heard of, (says the N. O. Com
mercial Bulletin) was perpetrated early in July at
the Creek Agency in Arkansas. Mr. S. Hill, of the
commercial firm of T. B. Eastland & Co. of this
city, was then killed in his own house by Capt.
Dawson,of the U. S. Army, and at the time the
Agent of the Creek Indians. It seems that Mr.
Hill, (who had resided in that region for a number
of yeare,) had been security on Dawson's bond to
the Government, and having made arrangements
to close his business and leave that region of coun
try, requested Capt. D. to get some other gentleman
substituted thereupon, when a Mr. J. Logan signed
and was accepted. This It appears, did not satisfy
Captain Dawson, who went to Mr. Hill's house,
and, without previous warning, slaughtered him in
presence of his wife--who is being brought to the
city, nearly a maniac. Captain Dawson immedi
ately fled— it issupposed for Texas. A reward of
$5OO was offered for hie apprehension, and the on
ly hope was, that as ho would have to pass through
the Choctaw Nation, those Indians would capture
British Editors Look Here,
On the discussion of tho tariff hill in seventeen
hundred and eighty-nine, Mr. Madison then in
Congress, said :
"The people adopted the new Constitution, I
believe under . a universal expectation that we
should collect higher duties. We must do this
if we mean to avoid direct taxation, which was
always a moans of revenue in the particular
Tho bill passed that year was approved by Gen•
oral Washington on the 411 t of July, and was
deemed a second declaration of independence--
placing our commerce abovo British restrictions.
The preamble to that bill is in the following
" Whereas, it is necessary for the support of
Government, for the discharge of the debts of the
Union, and the encouragement and protection of
manufactures, that duties be laid on goods, wares,
and merchandise, imported, be it enacted," &c.
This was the doctrine, and these the words of
the Father of his Country, and of the founder of
the Constitution.—ls it likely that the striplings of
modern Democracy have a bettor knowledge of
the true powers of Congress, than these fathers
had I Let common sense answer thequestion.—
Virginia Free Press.
It is said that the third instalment of the Mexi
can indemity is ready to be paid, but that the Mexi
can authorities are keeping it back until they have
received official information of the action intended
by our Governibent concerning the annexation of
From the Bedford Inquirer.
The Cilley Duel.
The editor of the Bedford Federal Gazette, has
time and again,charged Mr. Clay with murdering
Cilley ! His assertions to be sure, here, where he
is known, in two cases to have libelled the memory
of the dead, carry with them no influence, and are
not for a moment believed. There are those at a
distance or who may be but temporarily with us,
who do not know him so well, and who may be led
into error l y his brazen faced falsehoods. To such
it is important that the above facts should be
known ; as also the one we are about to disclose:
Mr. Clay has been depicted by the Federal edi
, Mr, as the murderer of Cilley, and his hands up
hold, imbued with the blood of his fellow man.
We have on more than one occasion proven this to
be false—false as the heart that gave it utterance.—
And now we will prove from the columns of the
Gazette itself, that its editor has lied, willingly
knowingly and with the truth before him.
Under the editorial head of the Gazette, bearing
date March 9, 1838, will be found the following:
Tire LATE DUEL.—On the first page of the
Gazette of to-day will be found a correct account
of the murderous duel that recently occurred in
By referring to "the first page" we "found a
CORRECT ACCOUNT of the murderous duel,"
and its that account tho following striking passage
They (Graves and Olney) went some distance
into Maryland, and so secretly that they avoided
the pursuit of Messrs. Clay and Crittenden, Gen.
Thompson, of S. Carolina, and the Marshal of the
District, all of whom followed to stop an affair
which every one pronounced to be absurd.
Comment is unnecessary.
FIRE.-On Thursday, the let inst., about one
o'clock, A. M., our citizens were aroused from their
beds by the cry of Fire. They hurried to the scene,
and in a very few minutes after the alarm was giv
en, the Juniata and Allegheny Fire Engines were
on the ground and commenced throwing water on
the flames, which proceeded from a large stable near
the Weigh Lock, owned by the late Reliance Line.
But the tire had extended to every part of the buil
ding, rendering every attempt to save it, unavailing.
The fire was, doubtless, the work of an incendiary.
TEA AND COFFEE TAx.—The Locofoces are al
ways horrified at the idea of taxing Tea and Coffee.
In 1833, Mr. Polk was a member of the Committee
of Ways and Means, which Committee reported a
bill taxing Tea and Coffee. A motion was made
to strike Tea and Coffee out of the bill and leave
them free of duty, which Mr. Polk voted against.
If any one disputes what we say on this matter, and
will come to us, we will show bins the Journal of
the House, in which the Yeas and Nays are recor
THE MEREST ACCIDENT !-It having been sta
ted in some of the papers, that Mr. Polk has been
elected and re-elected Governor of Tennessee, a
correspondent of the Exeter News Letter sets the
matter right in the following good-humoured par
"The Governor of Tennessee holds his office
two years. Mr. Polk was elected in 1838: and
was a candidate for re-election in 1841, when one
of the merest accidents in the woad prevented his
success. It appeared on counting the votes that
o the other man's pile" was the largest; and what
was very extraordinary, the same accident happen
ed in 1843. I don't mention these circumstances
as at all derogatory to Mr. Polk. I have never un
derstood that his failure either in 1841 or 1843,
was owing to any want of exertion on his part or
of his friends, but simply to the want of votes? We
all know that some very fine offices have been lost
in this way."
Another Fatal Accident on the Railroad.—
A Mr. Findley Ditwiler, who had been in the em
ploy of Mr. John Smith; tanner, of Duncansville,
had one of his legs run over by a car, at that place,
on Saturday last. The car was just starting and he
attempted to jump on the bumping beam, but slip
ped and fell. The limb was amputated by Drs.
R. W. and Jas. Christy in about 36 hours after
wards; but he sunk from the hour of the accident,
and died on Sunday night, leaving a wife he had
married but some two or three months before, to
mourn his untimely departure.—Register.
SAn AcernENT.—As our very worthy host of the
" American House," Capt. Lowry, was on his way,
in a two horse carriage, to Huntingdon last week,
accompanied by Mr. Jno. F. Lowry, ono of the
wheels, by some means escaped from the axle, and
let the carriage down—frightening the horses.—
Dothgentlemen jumped, but the feet of the Cap
tain caught in the lines, and he was dragged some
rods over a rough road, bruising and injuring
him very much. lie is now however about
again. His carriage was smashed to pieces.
Mr. J. F. L. escaped unhurt.—Hollidaysburg
DEATH BY POISON.-Two children of the name
ofNeil,one a girl of 10 and the other a boy of 9
years of age, died on Monday last in the township of
Raisinville, in this county, being poisoned, as sup
posed, by eating what they thought to be mush
The mother, now Mm. Graham, was taken sick
about the same time with the children, and doubt
less from the same cause, but is now recovering, as
is also a younger child affected in like manner.—
Monroe (Mich.) Advocate.
/tuna tcsas.—The Carbondale Gazette of the
26th ult. says—" On Friday before last, about 6 P.
M., one of the most terrible hurricanes passed over
n part of our village ever witnessed in this section.
A track, about ten rods wide was made through the
wood, to its whole extent; just back of the village
by the trees being blown down."
The Arkansas Intelligeneer, published at Van
Buren, says that it has over four hundred Chock•
taws and Cherokee. among its subscriber*, many of
whom are not only readers of the paper, but also
contributors to its eolumns, end they pay in advance.
Fellow Citizens of Huntingdon County
respectfully present myself to your consideration
and that of the Demeeratic Whig and Antimasonic
Convention, to be held on 14th inst.,. a candidate
for nomination for the office of Simms ; and if
nominated and elected, I will endeavor faithfully to
perform its duties with strict regard to humanity,
justice and impartiality.
Having understood that it has been industriously
circulated, (with what view, I leave you to judge,)
that I intended to run as a candidate for this office,
[ whether nominated or not, I have thought it due to [r
I myself, and my friends, to let them know that such
I reports have no foundation in truth ; and I here t"
pledge myself to cheerfully submit to the deciAta
of the Convention. Whatever errors and mistakes
I may have heretofore fallen into, I look back upon
With rogret;—although many, they were of the
head, and not of the heart. I never have and never
will offer my name as a candidate to a nominating
Convention, and after they have refused to nomi
nate me, become an opposing candidate to a nomil
I nee of that body ; much less now will I agree to be
the instrument to create dimension or confusion in
the party, when we need union, harmony, and real..
to render our victory, and the success of CLA t
FRELINGHUYSEN and MARKLE, not only 1, 1 ,
sure, but overwhelming.
JOHN WHITTAKER, Jr.
Huntingdon. August 5, 1944.
Wio(ar'a Balsam of Wild Chcry.—Thiier i t
tide, as its name indicates, is a chemical extract o
Wild Cherry. It is simple and harmless in its et- •
fect—yet it is more efficacious in obstinate Coughs,
Asthma, Croup, Consumption and Liver Complaint,
than any other medicine known to man. It has el- . g
fected many marvellous cures—having more the
appearance of miracles than the effect of a natural
remedy. The aetiveingredient of the balsam, "the
Extract," is not, and cannot be known or made by
any but the inventor. Hence it is in vain to try
remedies that fail in their object as often as they are
Seaver,Esq., Postmaster at Batavia,l4
York, writes that he gave an afflicted person on
bottle, the effect of which was so wonderful that it
created an immediate and extensive demand for it.
It needs but to he known to be universally used by
physicians as well as patients.
For sale by Thomas Read, Huntingdon and
James Orr, Hollidaysburg.
On Sunday, the 4th inst., by Rev. H. G. Dill, Mr.
SAMUEL BAGSHAW, to Miss ELIZABETH
KIMBERLAIN, both of Huntingdon county.
On Sabbath, July 21st, at Evansville, Indiana,
Mrs. REBECCA, wife of Stephen Davis, Esq.,
formerly of this place, after two weeks', illness of
The decaeed was long and favorably known to
many citizens of this borough and county—she re
moved from this place in the latter part of March
last, in delicate health. [Communicated. ,
..7 cZ) Ra' U Zli OE .
WILLIAM T. AMONETT, of the Uni
versalist Society, will deliver a lecture in this bo,
rough, of Friday evening next.
STATE OF THE THERMOMETER,
(in this Borough.)
2. r. n. 9 P. W.
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AVIIIIIIT 1 - 75 .
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Will be sold at public sale, at Hunting
don, on Wednesday, the 14th instant, one
one Stove, one Pump, one set of Gears, one
Saddle, and one horse.
A credit of one year will be given, or
deduction of 6 per cent, made for cash.
Persons wishing to get into the boating bu
siness, will find it to their advantage to at
tend the sale, as the season of the year is
now coming on for business.
August 7, 1844.-11.
Tim undersigned will dispose of by pub
lic auction, at the Court House, in Hunting
don, on Saturday the 17th August, inst., at
2 o'clock, P. M., all the interest of Jonn
Anderson, in certain bonds due the estate
4. A. Anderson, deed., for :purchase montyl
of lands in Centre county. Further infor•
Illation will be given on application to
Acting Assignee of J. P. Anderson.
August 7, 1844.
Auction ! ! duction: ::
Notice is hereby giycn, that pubic aue
tion will be held at
MOORE'S CASH or EXCHANGE
STORE, every night, during the first week
of the August Court, where and when the
whole assortment of goods will be offered
for sale, consisting of
Sattinetts, Merinoes, Bombazine,
Alpacha,Calicoes, Bonnet and Dress Silks,
Ribbons, Laces, Bobinete, Hosiery.
Hocks and Stationary, Glass
-and Queensware, Drugs,
Groceries, Boots and
Shoes, Hats and
Saddlery. Zinc, 2
Hanging Lamps, Mor
rison's Patent Scales, 1 Pair
small Scales, 1 large Super Coal Stove,
1 Rifle, and an assortment of Nails, &c. &c.
During each day . the goods will be open
for inspection or private sale.
Huntingdon, July 31,1844.
The Wardens and Vestrymen of St. John'ii
Episcopal Church of Huntingdon havingdii,
in contemplation to erect a C hurch ir. the
Borough of Huntingdon, invite proposals
fur the construction of a suitable building.
35 feet by 50, A draft and specifications
may be seen at the store of Thomas Read.—
and sealed proposals for the building will be
received up till the 9th of August next, ad
dressed to THOS. READ,
A. P. WILSON,
NYardens of St. John's Episcopal