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and False and Slanderous
CERTIFICATES ! ! !
In their utter desperation, the Locofbco leaders are engaged in
making preparations to inundate, on the very eve of the election, the
whole cinuary with handbills, Papers and Pamphlets, containing
all sorts of FALSE and INFAMOUS C Wl' F cAT ES-LYING A F Fl-
DAvrrs—and RISE FORGERIES ! Freemen of Huntingdon
county! be on your guard. Believe nothing that comes to you in so
suspicious a manner, and on so late a day of the campaign. Noth
ing is too despicable for some of the reckless characters associated
with the enemy. PREVIOUS PARDONS are abundant among the ac
tive leaders of the opposition; and many more can be procured by
members of the same party, from the same source. Such creatures
will conspire, forge, slander, certify, and perjure themselves at the
behest of their great patrons and masters. Beware of all manner of
trickery and deception. Remember the days and the deeds of by
gone elections! •Bear in mind the iniquity of 1832 when JOSEPH(
BITNER was defeated by means of a FORGED LETTER, And recol
lect that the perpetrator of that wicked forgery has since been eleva
ted and clothed in judicial robes, as a reward for his political in
iquities! Be not deceived again.
Look out for the circulation of false
hoods, on the eve of the election,
when too late for contradiction!!!
Deep:laid plots and villanous schemes have been laid, and are
now in progress. for the purpose of defeating the regularly nomina
ted candidate of the Whig and Antiinasonic party for SHERIFF of
this county. For more than a week past, a secret work has -been
going on in the office of the I luntingdon Globe, where type-setting
and press-work has been in active operation at the hour of midnight
and with bolted doors. As too many hands were engaged in the
base comma/try, some of the doings have leaked out. VILLANOUS
LETTERS from disappointed aspirants after office—FALSE
CEITirtaavas—PAPPIDAVITS and CORRUPT
pEannums, made up of all sorts of 1W , for the cut-throat
purpose of injuring the character of JOHN ARMITAGE and blasting
his prospects of success, have been printed in the shape of hizndbills
—extra Globes—or in some other form, and have already been, or
will be, circulated throughout every section of the county. We are
informed that these publications make sad havoc with the heretofore
good name and reputation of several other gentlemen of this town and
neighborhood ; and that measures will be taken to bring the perpe
trators or publishers of them to feel the ROD OF JUSTICE.
We caution the People of this county against these vile publica
lions. !lave nothing to do with them; and particularly, aid not in
circulating them. They are infamous 3,23m1 3 -1,3, and all who
have a hand in writing, printing or circulating them, can be indicted
and convicted of libel. They are a public offence and a private in
jury to the persons libelled; and the consequences are fearful. To
the W hilts we say, believe them not. They are FALSE and MA-
LlClOUS—intended to gratify private' SPLEEN—personal DISAP
POINTMENT—aIId to aid in a desperate effort to put Huntingdon coun
ty under the custody and guai &unship of a LOCOFOCO SHERIFF. Be'
on your guard—and cast your votes against the villanbus alliance of'
the Locofocos and " Mongrel Disorganizers."
IT RS TIP E,'EE EX EC TED
from the malice of a few unprincipled aspirants to office in and about
this town, that no dark scheming—nowear and tear of
conscience—will be spared to circulate the foulest fa ls e
hood s, immediately before the election, to injure the 1V hig ticket.
Keit rinvv WO3 br on ite
and let every one treat all charges that may be circulated through
suspicious channels as D:Tlitlse and cowardly.
A new paper—for the country—named the "Iron Rake," or
"The Independent Whig"—has been printed at the Locofoco Globe
office, in this borough. It is freighted with nothing but slanderous
These dastardly &loos are principally aimed at Mr. Armitage, the
Whig candidate for Sheriff; and are designed to aid Mr. Crown
over, the Loeefbco candidate. Since writing another article on the
dark subject, a friend f-om the country has informed us that the
filthy publication alluded to has been sent abroad in large quantities,
and suppressed her e. We have made every effort to ob
tain a copy, but without success. It is indeed the avowed purpose
of these midnight assassinators of character, to conceal their vile
productions until the last "Journal" before the election is issued, and
no opportunity is left for reply. They are silly enough to admit this
covert and cowardly purpose. And in this they are likely to succeed.
Up to the hour our paper goes to press, every effort we could make
to obtain a sight of the sheet already issued, has been ineffectual.
Now, what beater evidence could any on - - went that it is freignted with raLsr•
Hoop? If these patriots speak the l'ltU why do they fear investigation and
reply? I. it truth that shuns the LIGHT?—or is it slander, calumny. and false•
hood? Nearly Two sposTits have passed since Mr. Aemilage was nominated. If
these hacks, as they have intimated : had charges to make against him, personally or
politically, which would bear investigation, why were they not long since made? Is
their only hope the hope of the skulking coward, to stab in the dark f Have they. no
charges but such as shun the light? Will no time do them, but a.time when what
they circulate cannot ho related Who can come to any other conclusion? And
who is there, but rust frown indig,nantly upon the baseness, malice, and cowardice
of such low, skulking warfare. Mr. Crownover, the Locofoco candidate, whose feel
ings rise high above all such dirty work, must blush at the conduct of his new allies;
and never had a man greater reason to exclaim—. Save me from my friends!" For
such AID always has been, and ever will be, dead weight on the shoulders of him it is
intended to aid.
The paper, we learn, is printed on one side only—without the name of the publisher,
(Otte place of publication—bears (late Sept. SO. Will not the honest yeomanry,
when Mr, Cresswell and other " mongrel" locofocos are distributing these pirate
papers among them, ask, where and by whom is it published ?" it contains what.
perporte to be the proseedings cis Glay, Frelingliuystn suit Markle meeting in Hun-
tingdon, last week. These proceedings
abuse the reputation of Mr. Armitage and
other candidates on the same ticket. AO
smelt 'meeting was ever held.
The paper also contains, :innings! other
things still snore contemptible, if it were
possible, a communication over the signs.
tore of John Whittaker, Jr., assailing Mr.
Armitage in unmeasured abuse, and the
Convention which had been guilty of pre
ferring Mr. A. to himself; and charges
Mr. A., by implication, with being an IN
FIDEL. If this were true, and Mr. Armi
tage really deserved to he pelted to sleuth
for irreligion, some one should I e selected
to throw the first stone. who cannot
boast that II F. NA.A NOT BEEN INSIDE OF
A CHURCH FOR FORTY YF.ARS." If this
were the only point of choice between the
two, we must acquit the Convention of
error; fur, we have always seen Mr. Ar
mitage pay an outward deference, at least,
to religion, by attending church on the
Sabha iii; while we have never yet seen
Mr. W. inside of a house of worship.—
The charg., we need not say, is FALSE
We learn, that Mr. Armitage is
charged with having made the commis
,loner's room a gambling establishment
when he was their clerk. We belie,
this charge to be utterly and basely lake.
NVe never before heard him charged with
GAMBLING ; and the only regular ESTAB•
i.i•IIIIENT for that purpose, mahich we have
heard of, us some of these slanderers
ought to low, was kept in another part
of the town!
These are the only charges we have
been able to learn in so definite a way as
to be able to notice them. But it is not
necessary that they should be noticed
further. The whole batch carry the evi
dence of their falsehood with them. They
can hurt nobody, except the Locoroco
candidate, whom, we wish it distinctly
understood, we do not charge with having
any hand in the dirty business. They
will diminish his vote by securing to Mr.
Armitage the suffrages of many, who, re
spectin•-L the man, and knowing the elec
tion of the Whig candidate to be entirely
certain, might otherwise have given him
It will suffice to add, that these unholy
hypocrites who feign to be so deeply con
cerhed about these sacred tuatters—reli-
OM and private reputation—are them
selves utterly destitute of all principle--
religious, moral, or political.
If the vile sheet is to be distributed at
all through this borough, it will perhaps be
carried round at midnight, and deposited
where it will fill into the hands of the
citizens ; but depend upon it, no one will
dare to carry them round in the I ight of
cm% (Et aDa111.133.
Huntingdon, Oct. 2 > I 844.
lilinieat and Oats will be taken, at the
market price, in payment of accounts due at this
office. July 31, 1844.--tf.
"The principal objects which, I suppose, engage
the common desire and the common exertions of
the Whig party, to bring about, in the Government
of the United States are :
1. A oauvn NATIONAL eenitxxcr, regulated by
the will and authority of the nation.
2. AN ADEILLIATE REVENUE, with fair protec
tion to AMERICAN brausTar.
3. JUST RESTRAINTS ON TREENECITTIVE Pow
nu, enihracingfildher restrictions on the exercise
of the veto.
4. A faithful administration of the PUBLIC no
MAIN, With AN tototTAncis DISTRIBUTION of the
proceeds of sales of it among all the states.
5. At" own., AND ECONOMICAL ADMINTSTDA.
TION OFTIIE IiOVERNMENT, leaving public officers
perfect freedom of thought and of the right of suf
frage, but with suitable restraints against improper
interference in elections.
6. An amendment of the Constitution, limiting
the incumbent of the Presidential office to a BIN.
These objects attained. J think that we should
cease to be afflicted with bad administration of the
PUBLIC SPIRIT.-We learn from a member of
the Committee appointed at the Town Meeting in
July, to collect money in aid of the families of the
soldiers who suffered in the riots, that tho stun re
ceived for the purpose amounts to ten thousand
eight hundred dollars. It was all promptly sub
scribed and paid over, but we believe the total has
not been yet mentioned by the press. It is sulfici
cient forth° purpose intended, and is en evidence of
the good feelings of the citizens to their gallant de
fent;ers against domestic enemies.—Phila. Museum.
CoxvicTan.—Edward Sherry, who was tried
in the Criminal Court last week for riot in Kensing
ton, has been found guilty by the jury. Sherry was
one of the Irishmen who disturbed the first Native
American meeting on Friday evening the 3d of
May. and he was on the Monday following one of
the most active of the rioters at the Washington
Market. He was seen throwing stones and brick
bats, and urging the other rioters on.—lb.
FARM FOR SALE.-- The subscriber
will offer at public salt-, on the premises, on
Friday, the I Bth day of October inst.,
that valuable tract of land sitate in West
township, about three quarters of a mile
above Mr. John Neff's Mill, on the little
Juniata river, containing 155 acres, with the
usual allowance, having thereon erected a
• large two story log and frame house, well
finished,' a bank barn, and other necessary
outbuildings. There is an excellent spring
of water across the road from the house,
and a good well at the door.
The land is ot the best quality, well water•
ed and well improved, itrd is within miles
of the Juniata Canal.
Any person wishing to procure a desirable
situation will please call on Mr. Benjamin
Brubsk,r, who will show the property,
maim known terms ' &c.
TOBIAS KAUF FMAN.
October 2, 1844.—t5,
grii.-usTices. Blanks of all kinds, for sale
V at this Office.
Notice of General Election.
71r.URSUANT to an act of the Gener
al Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, entitled "An act relating
to the elections of this Commonwealth,"
approved the second day of July, A. 1).,
1839, 1, JOHN SHAVER, High Sherifrol
the county of Huntingdon, in the State of
Pennsylvania, do hereby make known and
give notice to the electors of the county
aforesaid, that a
will be held to the said remoy of 'Hon
ing don, nn the second Tueatlay (and Bth
dv) of October, 1944, at which time Stat e
and county officers, as follows, are to be
t lected, to wit:
One perxmi for Governor of the
Commonwealth or Peitn.vlvania.
One permit for Canal Cominis.
%loner ut the Commonwealth of Penn-
One person tor the office of Member
ofeongress of the Uni ted States, to
reprewnt in the House of Representative,
of i the United States, the seventeenth Con
gressional district in Pennsylvania, com
posed of the counties of Huntingdon, Cen
tre, Mifflin and Juniata.
ate person to fill the office of Sena.
tor, to represent in the Senate or Penn
sylvania, the 19th Senatorial district,
composed of the counties of Huntingdon
Two persons to fill the office of llem
hers ot Ike House ot Repre
sentatively, to represent the county
of Hutitingdon in the [louse of Represen
tatives of Pennsylvania.
One person to fill the office of Sheriff
ut Hunnn¢don county.
Otte person to fill the office of County
Commtssioner or Huntingdon mu-
One person to fill the office of County
auditor . or the county of Huntingiion
And by the 30th section of an act of
Assembly, passed and approv e d on the
29th day of April last, the qualified voters
of this Commonwealth, or as many of
them as shall choose to do so, shall depos
ite in the ballot boxes, at the times and
places provided by law, separate ballots,
endorsed " MUM Line," with the
words "For the sal , • of the Main Line"
upon them, or " Against the sale of
the Main Line," as their opinions may be.
In pursuance of said act I also hereby
make known and give notice, that the
places of holding the aforesaid general e
lection in the several election districts
within the said county ut Huntingdon, are
as follows, to wit:
Ist District composed, of part of HEN
DEMON township, west of the line be
;inning at the Mifflin county line on the
summit of Jack's mountain, thence west
as far as to include the farms owned by
Michael Speck and the heirs of James
Kelly to Mill Creek, thence up the said
cieek to the %Vest township line, thence
along said line to the line of Willin county
and also a part of PORTER township,
and all that part of WALKER township
not in the 20111 district, at the Court House
in the borough of Huntingdon.
2nd District, composed of DUBLIN
township, at the house of Matthew Toy-
lor, Jr. in said township.
34 District, composed of so much of
WARRIORSMARK township as is not
included iu the 28th district, at the school
house ad; , iining the town of Warrims
4th District, composed of the township
of ALLEGHENY, ut the house of Jacob
sth District, composed of the township
of WOODBERRY and a part of MORRIS
at the house of Christian Hewit, in Wil
6th District, composed of the township
of HUSTON, at the public school house
!limber 6, near the farm of John Lunge.
necker, hi said township.
7th Dist , ict, composed of the township
of HOPEWELL, at the house of David
Simonton, in said township.
Belt District, composed of the township
of BARREE, at the house of James Liv•
ingston, (formerly John Harper,) in the
town of Salisbury, in said township.
9th District, composed of the township
of SHIRLEY, at the house of David Fra.
ker, in Shirleysburg.
10th District, composed of the township
of ANTES, at the public school house on
the land of John Bell, in said township.
11th District, composed of PORTER
and part of WALKER town hips, and so
touch of WES . I' township as is included
in the following boundaries, to wit: be
ginning at the south-west corner of Tobias
Caufman's farm on the bank of Little Ju•
data river, at the lower end of Jackson's
narrows, titmice in it northeasterly direc
tion to the most southerly part of the farm
owned by Michael Maguire, thence north
40° west to the top of l'ussey's mountain
to intersect the line of Franklin township,
thence along said line to Little Juniata
river, thence down the same to the place
of beginning, at the public school house in
the borough of Alexandria.
12th District composed of the township
of FRANKLIN, at the house of Jacob
Mattern, now occupied by George W.
Mattern, in said township.
I Sth District, composed of TELL town.
ship, at the house now occupied by the
heirs or James McNeal, in said township.
14th District, composed of SPRING•
FIELD township at the school house near
Hugh Madden's in said township.
15th District, composed of UNION
township, at the school house at or near
Nathan Greenland's, in said township,
16th District, composed of,that part of
HENDERSON township not included in
the Ist district, at the puWic school house
in the village of Roxherry,
17th District, composed of TYRONE
township, including that part of said town
ship which was formerly attached to the
Srd election district, at the house utJatnes
Crawford, in Tyrone township.
18th District, composed of MORRIS
township, at the house of Frederick Kuhn,
in said township. . . . .
19th District * composed of that part of
NEST township not included in the 11th
district at the public school house on the
farm formerly owned by James Ennis, in
20th District, composed of those parts
of the townships of HOPEWELL and
WALKER within the following bounda
ries, to wit: beginning at Hartsock's Gap,
in Tussey's mountain, thence down Gard
ner's run, s,► as to include the house of
Matthew Garner, Isaac Bowers and Geo.
Brumbaugh: thence in a straight line
through Forshey's Gap to the Union town
ship line, thence down the same to a point
opposite David Corbin's, thence down on
a straight line, including the house of Da
vid Corbin, to the corner of Porter town
ship, on the Huntingdon and Woodcock
Valley road, thence along the said summit
to the place of beginning, at the house uc•
copied by Jacob hlagally, in the village of
21st District, composed of that part of
the township of Uidoo, now composing
the township of TOD, beginning on the
line of Bedford county where the line of
Springfield and Union townships meet,
thence by the line between the townships
to a point on said line, nearly opposite
John Cautman's, so as to include his lam,
thence by a straight line to Hopewell
township line at Forshey's Gap on Ter
race mountain, thence by the line of
Hopewell and Union townships to Bed.
ford county line, thence to said place of
beginning, at the house now occupied by
J. Henderson in said district.
22nd district, composed of that part of
W ES I' township on the south-east side of
Warrior ridge, beginning at the line of
West and Henderson township, at foot of
said ridge to the line of Barree township,
thence by the division line .of Barree and
West townships to the summit of Stone
mountain, to intersect the line of Render
son and West townships, thence by saint
line to the place of beginning, at the house
now occupied by Benjamin Corbin, on
23rd District, composed of CRUM-
W ELL township, at the house now occu
pied by David Etnire, in Orbisonia.
24th District, composed of the township
of FRAKSTOWN, at the public school
house in the borough of Frankstown.
25th District, composed of the township
of BLAIR, at the school house, number
three, in the town of Newry, in said town
ship. . .
- 26th District, composed of the borough
of HOLLIDAYSBURG, at the brick
school house in said borough.
27th District, composed of the town of
GAYSPORT, at the school house in said
town where the borough elections are held.
28th District, composed of the borough
of BIRMINGHAM, with the several
tracts of land near to and attached to the
same, now owned or occupied by Thomas
M. Owens, John K. McCahan, Andrew
Robeson, John Guisemer, and William
Guisemer, situate in the township of War
riorsmark. at the public school house in
29 , k District, composed of the township
of SN DER, at the Bald Eagle school
house in said township.
30th District, composed of the township
ot CASS, at the public school house in
cas,iville, in said township.
I also make known and give notice, as
in arid by the 13th section of the aforesaid
act I Mil directed " that every person ex
cepting justices Of the peace, who shall
hold any 'Ace or appointment of profit or
trust under the government of the United
States, or of this State, or ot any city or
incorporated district, whether,a commis
ioned officer, or otherwise, a subordinate
officer, or agent who is or shall be, em•
?toyed under the legislative, executive or
judiciary department ot this State or of the
Unitrtl States, or ol any city or incorpora
ted district, and also, that every member
of Congress, and of the state Legislature.
and ot the select or common council of
ally city, commissioners of any incorpora
ted district, is by law incapable of hold-.
' ing or exercising at the same time, the
office or appointment of judge, inspector
or clerk of any election of this Common
wealth, and that no inspector judge, or
other officer of anv such election, shall be
eligible to any office to be then voted
Also, that in the 4th section of the act
of Assembly, entitled " An act relating to
executions, and for other purposes," ap
proved April 16th 1840, it is enacted that
the aforesaid 13:It section "shall not be so
construed, as to prevent any militia offi
cer or borough officer, trots serving as
judge, inspector, or clerk, at any general
or special election to this commonwealth."
Pursuant to the provisions contained in
the 76th section of the act aforesaid, the
Judges of the aforesaid district shall re
spectively take charge of the certificate or
return of the electron of their respective
districts, and produce them at a meeting
of one .1 udge from each tlastrict, at the
Court House to the borough of Honing
don, on the third clay after the day of
election, being for the present year on
Friday, the 11th of October mat,
then and there to do and perform the du
ties required by law of said Judges.—
Also, that where a Judge by sickness or
unavoidable accident, is unable to attend
said meeting of Judges, then the certificate
or return aforesaid shall be taken charge
of by one of the Inspectors or Clerks of
the election of said distrct, and shall do
and perform the duties required of said
Judge unable to attend.
Also, that in the 61st section of said
act it is enacted that " every general and
special election shall he opened between
the hours of eight and ten in the forenoon,
and shall continue without interruption or
adjournment until seven o'clock in the
evening, when the polls shall be closed."
Given under my hand at Huntingdon, the
4th day of September, 1844, and of
the Independence of the United States
JOHN SHAVER, Sh'ff.
[God save the Commonwealth.]
VALUABLE real estate FOR SALE.
The subscribers will offer at public sale,
on the premises, on
Saturday, the 2d of November next,
a farm containing about 200 acres, situated
in West township, Huntingdon county,
about 2 miles from the Canal Basin at Pe
tersburg, having thereon erected a Grist
Mill, a Saw Mill, two dwelling houses—the
one frame and the other log,twu bank barns,
and other necessary outbuildings, and also
an excellent apple orchard thereon.
The above is of the best
. quality of lime
stone land—inferior to none in the country,
and has several first rate springs of never
failing water thereon.
P nuns desiring to purchase can see the
property at any time previous to the sale
by calling upon the subs cribers, when the
terms of sale and all other information rela
tive to the property can also be ascertained.
Sept. 25, 1844.—t5.
STRAYS.—Came to the residence of the
subscriber, residing in Tyrone township.
Hum ingdon county, about the 10th of Au
gust last, two red and white heifers, sup
posed tube two yeats old past—one with
part of the tail off The owner is requested
to come forward, prove property, pay
charges and take them away, otherwise they
will be disposed of according to law.
Sept. 25, 1844.
erpitauo' eourt Sate.
pursuance of an order of the Orphans'
via Court of Huntingdon county, there will
be exposed to public sale, on the premises,
Satttr•day the 12th day of October
next, at 1 o'clock P. M., all that certain
tract nr parcel of land situate in Shirley
township, in the county of Huntingdon ad
joining lands of the heirs of Maj. inn Shavgr
d,d'd., Samuel Shaver, Andrew Pollock's
heirs and others, containing
more or less, about 140 acres of which ar s
cleared. about twenty of wh.ch are meadow
—thereon erected a large log dwelling house.
a log barn, and a spring
8 . house, and two Apple
Orchards thereon, late
s thereon, the real estate of Col.
Wduam Postl ,thwait, dec'd.
TERMS OF SALE.—One half of the
purchase money to be paid on confirmation
of the sale, and the residue in one year
thereafter with interest, to be secured by
the bond and mortgage of the purchaser.
By the Court.
JOHN REED, Clerk.
Attendance will be given at the time and
place of sale, by
JOHN POS FLETHWA IT,
THOMAS POSTLETH WAIT.
August 21, 1844.—t5.
LAND FOR SALE.
e subscriber, desirous of removing to the
West, will offer fur sale on the premises, in
Walker township, on Saturday the 12th day
of October next, a tract of land contain
50 CD CCP IMP MI 0
70 of which are cleared, an•l in a good state
of cultivation, under good fences, good tim
othy ground, &c., situate tNO miles from
the town of McCormellsbm g, and about
five miles from the borough of Huntingdon,
whereon Benjamin Oswalt now resides
There are 70 good Apt - le, besides Plumb
and Peach trees thereon. Also, a good
spring of water, and spring-house on the
same, a good stream of water running thro'
the land, sufficient for a saw-mill; also a
good seat for the same—plenty of the bsst
white pine, and all sorts of the best quality
of other timber—thereon erected a dwell
ing house 22 by 18 feet, with a small kitch
en, and a barn 42 by 25
Terms of sale made know nn day ofqsalo
by • WRAY MAIZE.
Aug. 21, 1844.
Cheap Carpet Store
(On the CASH plan,)
Al No. 41 Strawberry street, Philadel'a.
The Rent of the subscribers in their pre
sent situation being very low, and their
terms cam, they are enabled to sell at such
Law prices that customers cannot fail to be
satisfied, and they invite the people of 'dun
tinge on county to call and examine their
stock, as they offer an excellent assortment.
Beautiful Imperial, 3 ply,
Superfine Ingrain, r
F ine En g li s h Horded, do. j
Plain Striped, do. rj
With a large stock of well seasoned floor
Oil Cloths, of all widths, for Rooms, Halls.
Doorpieces, &c. Also, Furniture Oil Cloths.
beautiful Hearth Rugs, Table Covers, Floor
Baize Rag Carpets, Matting, &c.. &c..
together with a large stock of low priced
Ingrain, Entry, and Stair Carpets, WHOLE
! SALE OR RETAIL, at the lowest prices in the
city. ELDRIDGE & BROTHER.
No 41 Strawberry Street, one door above
Chesnut and 2nd street. Entrance also at
No. 50 South second street.
Philadelphia, Sept. 18, 1844. —MC
CLAY 4 riustiNceinnrszpr,
For sale at this Wee.
Qz. Com do'f'f all mire at owe.