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    person. If, therefore, one of them found its only to
a region for which it had not been intended, its
parentage was stiffly denied, and it was affirmed
and certified to be a Whig forgery. For some
weeks before the election these handbills were scat
far and wide. I wondered at their numbers,
for they covered the land like the locusts of Egypt.
I have since been informed that several and perhaps
all of the departments of the Government were
constantly employed to aid the party in their distri
bution. One of the Heads of Department, lam
credibly informed, franked them in packages weigh
ing in some instances an much as a thousand pounds.
As far as I know, however, the circulation of these
things produced little impression in my own State,
or in the Southern country generally. Ii is the cue.
torn there for men of opposite parties to debate po•
litical questions face to face before the people, and
the voters thus have a better chance to ascertain the
views of parties and of their candidates. It is true
that our adversaries sometimes attempted to deny
Mr. Polk's views as to the Sub-treasury and other
questions, but these denials were seldom successful.
Sir, I never yet have tact a man that I could not, in
a day or two's debate, by continued question, cross
examination, and denunciation, compel to admit the
truth, when I Ind documentary or miter plain evi
dence to establish it. Providence seems to have
denied to man the power to persist in falsehood with
the same steadiness of eye and comaeu rice wi
which truth can be maintained. I doubt if Talley
rand himself, who used to say that language was
given to men to enable them to conceal the..
thoughts, could persevere successfully in fe'•ehood
during the whole of one of our Southern campaigns.
. . .
At the North. the mode of conducting a canvass
is different. The speakers on opposite sides sel
dom if ever meet each other in debate. The mee,-
Ings being composed of one party only, the matter
thrown out goes uncontradicted alike, whether it be
truth or falsehood, and the membt is of either party
adopt the views of their own speakers. To e
uniformed, however honest they may be, the best
authenticated document carriers no more evidence
of its truth than the libel representing, both by
pictures and writing, Mr. Clay hanging three
Dutchmen, which was so extensively circulated in
If this state of things continues, our constitution
of Government is virtually at an end. Oar tepub
lican system is based upon the principle that those
who exercise power here represent and - arry tt,
under the Constitution, the views of the h •o g le.-.
Dot if the matter be so managed that the great ntr
of the voters do not and cannot ascertain the views
of the candidates before them, the consequence fol
lows that those elected do not in fact i a gent the
people, and our republican form of Government is
virtually abolished. As a means of aver'ing, to
some extent at least this great evil, let the practice
of requiring the speakers on both sides to cor.front
each other in debate be generally adopted. 'Co ef
fect this, les there be a union of all those who de
sire truth to prevail, who wish to see our free Con
'anonou preserved in substance as well as in form,
and who desire that the blessings of liberty should
be transmitted to those who are to come after us.
At any rate. I call upon every Whig to adopt this
mode, publish your appointments, and challenge
your opponents ro meet you. If they fail to meet
you, denounce them as being afraid of such an in
vestigation, because they know that the facts are
against them. Persevere in this course, and they
will be compelled by public opinion, yes, by their
own followers, to meet you; for there is in the
hearts of our countrymen of all parties a desire to
know the truth, and a generous love of fair play.
I am now brought, Mr. Speaker, to the conside
ration of another most important matter in connex
ion with the late Presidential canvass. After the
nominations in the spring, the Whig party held
many large political meetings, at which there was
much able and eloquent discussion. Our orators
went through many parts of the country, and de
bated most successfully the principles of the two
parties. All this was well, fur it secured to our
standard a vast majority of the intelligent and re
flecting portion of the Union. But this alone, as
the event has shown, was not sufficient. Resting
on the got dress of our cause, the soundness of the
principles advocated by us, and the belief that the
wisdom of our measures would bring a majority of
the voters to the support of our candidate, we ne
glected that complete organization in detail which
was necessary to prevent undue influence and im
position on the voters at the election.
Since the beginning of the world, regularly train
ed soldiers have always been able to beat raw mili
tia. Hence, when arty one notion keeps op a well
disciplined standing army, the neighboring States
must adopt a similar system or he overpowered.—
This truth. so universally admitted with respect to
military affairs, has not been generally understood
in its bearing on elections in a country like ours.
In every part of the Union there are some individ
uals whose opinions are not so firmly fixed but
what they may be changed at or about the time of
the election. This may be brought about in va
rious ways. A man naturally irresolute or unsta
ble in his purposes may lie pursuatled ; one not in
formed as to the principles and conduct of the can
dietes may be deceived by artful misrepresentation;
the dishonest are liable to be biased by improper in
fluence... These closes constitute what is some
times denominated the floating vote—that in, a vote
which is liable to he easily changed from one party
to another. It is doubtless largest in the great cities,
and varies consider. lily in different sections. But
every where there are those who, by persuasion,
tnierepresentation, fraud, or other meane, may he
induced to vote differently from what they intend
ed a short time previous to the election. The num
her of these individuals is sufficiently large to de
ride the result in all closely contested election•s.—
Take as an example the great State of New York
in the late Presidential election. There were cilia
in all about four hundred and eighty thousand votes,
and the majority fur Mr. Polk was some five thou
sand three hundred. If twenty seven hundred of
those who voted for Mr. Polk had changed to Mr.
Clay, the electoral vote of the State would have I
been given to the latter gentleman, and he would
have been elected President. Or, upon the suppo•
aition that one voter forevery hundred and seventy
five that actually voted had cast a different ballot,
it would have varied the result of the election.—
Taking the whole State over, it will not be ques
tioned by any one that there is a much larger pro
portion than the one hundred and seventy-fifth part
of the voters there whose view) on political matters
were not so fixed as to prevent their being influen
ced at the time of the election. Though of course
not unaware of this condition of things to some
extent in all the States, yet the Whig party has in
the main relied on the justness of its cause and the
voluntary exertions of its individual members to
counteract improper influences. Our adversaries,
however, have been practising on a very different
system. They have acquired a skill and discipline
in party tactics unknown to any other faction that
his existed in this country. Whether this system
was perfected in the State of New York, and
brought into the administration of the Fedetal Gov
erns's-at by Mr. Van Buren, as some suppose, I
shall not now stop to enquire. As at present or
ganized. the so-called Democratic party, though it
allows the Individuals composing it to profess such
opinions on all meaeures of legislative policy us
they may think it most advuntageous to adopt, yet
o requires; the utmost fidelity in all party mans-utte
r., especially in elections. To stimulate this feel
isle the °flies.e are promised to those who may have
r...1.ru1l the patty most efficient service. Each
member to reqiried to stand by his party at all haz
anis, !e. teals in se &nag he /1410Uld Fitt in oppoeitien
to the beet interests of the country. In turn, the
party will stand by him, and protect him from the
consequences of any crime he may commit, provi
ded it be done for the benefit of the party. A thou
sand instances might be given to establish the truth
of this conclusion. I will refer, however, only to a
single one, of recent occurrence, in my own State.
When our Legisl lure, now in se sion, assembled,
there was a tie between the parties in the Senate.
Each party was of course desirous of electing a
Speaker and other officers. According to the old
and well-settled law of the State, each member elect
was bound to produce. before his qualific 'lion, the
certificate of the Sher: : ofbis having been elected.
But one, who ela•med to be a Democratic Senator,
was not provided w'th such certificate, and the fact
became known through the indiscretion of friends
that he consulted in his dilemma. When the time
came for the opening of the first day's session, this
individual, much to the surprise of his political ad
; versaries at least, presented a forged certificate in '
the usual form, was qualified as a Senator, and took
his seat. It was five days before the body was or
ganized by the election of a Speaker, &c. A com
mittee was raised to investigate the affair. They,
upon evidence of the most conclusive character, re
; ported that the certificate had been forged either by
the Senator or by his p.ocorement, and knowingly
used by him to impose on the Senate, and r,..2om
mended his expu",m. The vote of the Senate
; was unani.nous on the first resolution declaring the
certificate a fork,ery ; but upon the second, declar
lag that ho ought to be expelled, every member of
his party voted in the negative, thereby saying that,
though he had committed forgery, he was not in
their opinion unworthy to sit tvilh them. After
his expulsion by the casting vote of the 1\ hig
Zpeaker, his party, taking advantage of Vie acci
dental absence of two or theca W hies, within a few
days moved and carried a proposition to strike from
the journals the report, proceedings, &c., that had
taken pLee, with a view of inserting in their stead
the speech of his courrel made in his defence atthe
i bar of the Senate.
A stranger would perhaps be surprised to learn
that ma iy of these individuals, in the relations of
private life are es 'erred honest and honorable men.
Notting could show more conclusively their devo
tion to their party than that they should thus he
able to overcome their na ma! aversion to crime,
and thus endeavor to countenance and protect the
criminal, beccuse that crime had been committed
fiug the benefit of the party. Sir, it gives me no
pleasure to refer to this oceurrence. We formerly
flattered ourselves that, however trischievous Loco
focoistu tnit,ht become in other sections. there was
in North Carolina arid other parts of the South a
regard for public opinion, and a feeling of personal
honor among its leading members, which would
keep it somewhat within the bounds of decency.—
But it is a tree whidi bears the same fruit in eve-y
climate. Its late exhibitions will arouse the indig
nation of the virtuous yeomanry of the Old North
State. But, slr, lam digressing. I wished simply
to call your attention to the nature of the bond
which connects this so-called Democratic party.--
To show the extent to which its organization has
been carried I refer you to the secret " Circular from
the Executive Committee of the Democratic Asso
ciation of Washington city," issued last Septem
ber. I would read the whole of it if I did not know
that its contents were well understood by most if
not all on this floor. Its first four sections, as you
know, provide for the organization of a Democratic
Association, by whatever name they choose to call
it, in "every county, city, ward, town and village
throughout the Union," the appointment of Exe
cutive commlt . ei.s, captains, lieutenants, and demo
cratic minute men—that is, " men who are willing
to serve the Democracy at a minute's warning."---
Their first class of duties is prescribed in sections
five and six, in the following words:
" 5. That the captain and lieutenants, with such
minute men as may be detailed for the service, pro
ceed forthwith to make out two lists—one of all vo
s in the company bounds, designating the Dem
ocrats, W pigs, and the Abolitionists. putting into a
separate column, headed "doubtful," the namesof
all whose opinions are unknown, and all of every
party who are easily managed in their opinions or
conduct: the other list to embrace all minors ap
proaching maturity and all men not entitled to vote."
" 6. That a copy of these lists be furnished to
the Executive Committee of each Democratic As
sociation within the election precinct."
Section seven directs these officers and minute
men to circulate all papers that may influence the
doubtful men. Section eight makes it the duty of
the minute-men to get all the doubtful men to their
meetings. Sections nine, ten, eleven, and twelve,
are .fiillows :
9. That the captain of the Democratic minute
men appoint a time and place of rendezvous, early
on the first morning of election, and detail minute
men to wait upon, and if possible bring with them
every doubtful voter within the company bounds."
10. That, if practicable, some suitable refresh
ments be provided for the company at the place of
rendezvous, and their ardor kindled by patriotic
conversation ; that each man be furnished with a
ticket with the names of the Democratic electors ;
that it be impressed upon them that the first greet
bwriness of the day is to g ive their votes ; that
they are expected and required to march to the polls
in a body, and in perfect silence: to avail themselves
of the first opportunity to vote, and never separate
until every member of the company has voted.
11. That if any Democrat be absent from the
rendezvous, the captain despatch a minute-man
forthwith to bring him to the polls.
r 12. That the captains and lieutenants provide
beforehand means for conveyance for such Demo
as cannot otherwise get to the polls."
[coxcLustos NEXT WEEK.]
I following paragraps front the Lancaster American
Republican, it appears that the ground rent tenants
of the Hamilton estate, in Lancaster, are disposed
to follow the example of the Livingston tenants in
New York, and repudiate the further payment of
rent.. A disposition of this kind has for many years
been navtifested by the occupants of these grounds
in and around that city.
seems to be no end to Anti proceedings—such
would seem to be the order of the day--a feeling of
apparent universality, both at home and abroad.—
The procession in question was got up' pursuant
to notice given of the arrival of a certain Mr. John
P. Newman in this city, as agent for the Hamilton
Estate to collect Ground Rent. The procession
being formed, proceedod to Mrs. Hubley's Hotel,
an d enqu i re d f or Mr. Newtons. but was unable to
procure an interview. Thence it proceeded pea
ceably, to the store of Messrs. Long, local agent for
the same; paid them their compliments, and re
turned to the hotel. Here they were confronted by
James Cameron, Esq., who addressed the assem
blage, and °tiered a resolution for the appointment
of a committee to confer with Mr. Newman, which
was vociferously voted down, and a substitute by
the mass, to the effect that they would not pay any
more ground rent, was passed by acclamation, and
the crowd immediately dispersed. We know not
where these things will end—time only will show.
c::y. Dwell, Knauss, of Harrisburg, has been
nominated by the Governor, President Judge of the
diwtrict composed of the counties of Bucks end
M ..mtgomvr
474 1 ,, - ;V r t.
, g One country, one constitution, one destiny."
LT_Sza ma a
Wednesday morning, San. 29,1845,
cCr A protracted meeting has been held in the
Baptist church iu this place, and on Sunday last
thirteen individuals were baptised, in the river.
We have received the February number Of
MAGAZINE. The embellishments are splendid,
and the literary matter, as usual, is from the pens of
the best authors in the Union.
Qj In to-day's paper will be found the Inaugur
al Address of Governor Shunk. It is a document
which, while it may not call forth much censure,
will meet with as nide just praise.
Saturday was the last day for offering for sale, at
auction. the Main Line of the Public Works of
Pennsylvania. Up to Friday night there had been
but few bids.
CZ:T ALBERT C. GREENE, (whig) was elected
U. S. Senator from Rhode Island on the 16th inst.
CLIMING TOE HALL.—A resolution passed the
ouse of Representatives of this State, 52 to 93,
for closing tha Hall of the House during the Sab
bath; and another prohibiting the officers from
delivering letters and newspapers to the members
during the Sabbath.
( - . C. Mr. Sanderson, of Lebanon, offered in the
House of Representatives an amendment to the
Constitution of the State to restrict the Goveror in
the granting of pardons, and granting that preroga
tive to the Senate in connextion with the Governor.
It was referred to the Judiciary committee.
JEFFERSON COLLEGE.—The Board of Trustees
of the Jefferson College et Cannonsburg, Pa., at
their meeting on the 2d inst. unanimously elected
the Rev. Dr. BRECKENRIDO E, of Baltimore, Presi
dent of that Institution, in the room of Dr. Brown,
who retires on account of ill health. It is not
known yet, whether Dr. Breckenridge will accept
the situation.
(1:7. On the 16th inst. the returns of the late elec
tion for Governor were cast up, in the presence of
both Houses of the Legislature. It appeared that
Francis R. Skunk received
Joseph Markle.
F. J. Lemoyne, "
PRENTICE ' S LOST.—The Louisville Journal
says that some wag tired of the capers of ChiMry,
purposes that a big ditch should be cut a , ound the
Palmetto State (South Carolina) and she be prized
off end floated to Texas. The benevolent projector
says the whigs may jump over to Georgia or
North Carolina.
cj' Gov. Porter continued MERCIFUL to thelast•
We learn from the Philadelphia papers that, before
leaving the Executive Chair, he pardoned the fol
lowing persons:
Sarah Ann Davis, who was convicted, and sen
tenced to be hung, for the murder of Julia Ann
Jordan, which took place in Philadelphia in July,
1840. Mrs. Davis has been under sentence of death
since January 1841—the Executive had never sign
ed the warrant for her execution.
Millen J. Alexander convicted of manslaughter,
11184 Fined convicted of murder in the second
degree, and
IGehuel Dugan convicted of robbery.
A communication in the last Globe. signed
"Many Citizens," recommends DAVID SNARE,
Esq., for Justice of the Peace for this borough.--
We doubt not but Mr. Snaro would discharge the
duties of this important office with the utmost fidel
ity, if elected.
CONGRESS, has now been in session nearly
two months, and done little or nothing except deba
ting the different plans for the Annexation of the
United States to Texas and it is not expected that
much will be done in the five weeks yet allotted to
them No one seems to murmur at the course of
Locofocoism in Congress—all appear to take it for
granted that the less such a Congress does the bet
ter it is for the country. At our latest advices the
Texas question was still the subject of debate.
The State Temperance Convention met at Har
risburg on last Thursday afternoon in the Hall of
the House of Representatives. The Governor,
Heads of Department, end members of the Legis
lature were present by invitation, and also a large
number of ladies and gentlemen. A resolution to
petition the Legislature for a law submitting the
question to the voters in each ward, borough, town
ship or district to decide whether intoxicating li
quors shall be sold in their respective limits or not
was discussed and passed.
MELANCHOLY AccinzNy.—We find the follow
ing painful item in the Bellefonte Whig of the
18th instant.
ACCIDENT. -We regret to learn that Mr. ions
M'Cor, of Barre township, Huntingdon county,
was yesterday, in company with his daughter,
thrown from a sleigh by the running off of his horse
and instantly killed. His daughter was considera
bly injured. He was a highly respectable citizen.
(c). Tho election of Mayor in the city of Banton,
has proved a feller. the fifth time.
Our readers have, no doubt, all heard, at some
time or other of CALEB J. M'Nuvrr —the same
brawling Locofoco who, some years ago, while a ,
member of the Ohio Legislature—when a mob in
Cincinnati sacked the Banks, and destroyed their
contents—said " that was the true Bank reform ;
that he would have gloried in being at the head of
any body of citizens who would do such a deed of
public benefit—he wanted no better light to guide
him along the pathway of duty than the flames as
cending from every burning banking edifide in the
State." —The same C. J. M'Nulty who was a can
didate for Congress in Ohio last fall, and being de
feated, wrote a friend a very short though not par
ticularly sweet letter, stating that " he was defeated
and the party might go to hell." When the Loco
locos cams into power they elected this same Caleb
J. M Nulty Clerk of the House of Representatives,
at Washington, as a reward for his services to the
party. To this officer is entrusted the disbursing
of the contingent fund of the House.
On the 17th inst. the Committee on Accounts
reported that they had given notice to the Clerk to
attend the Committee with his account and vouchers,
prepared to show how much he had expended, and
the balance on hand. The Clerk, although twice
notified, refused to attend the committee, and they
were left to make such investigation as they were
able without him. By the report it appears that
Mr. M'Nulty drew from the Treasury the sum of
$232,000, that he had disbursed in the year end
ing Dec. 1, 1844, the sum of $172,000, which
would leave a balance at that time unexpended of
$60,000. At the Patriotic Bank there is a balance
of $13,000 to the credit of the Clerk, which the
Cashier has been notified to retain. The committee
estimate the payments made by the Clerk since the
commencement of the session at $2,500 ; so that
the actual deficiency, as nearly as can be ascertain
ed, amounts to $44,500, of which only $20,000 is
secured by the official bond of the Clerk. For the
balance of $24,500 the Government has no security
except the personal responsibility of the Clerk.
By the direction of the House Mr. M'Nulty was
arrested ; and being brought to the bar, addressed
the House. Had his speech been true,there would
be no defalcation, and he an honest man. After
some discussion the metter was postponed till the
next day.
The Committee, among other resolutions, recom.
mended the dismissal of Mr. M'Nulty, from the
office of Clerk of the House. On the 18th he was
dismissed by a unanimous vote. Benj. B. French
war afterwards chosen Clerk.
The Gubernatorial career of David R. Porter ter
minated on Tuesday of last week, when Francis
12. Shunk, the new Governor, was inaugurated and
entered upon the exercise of the duties of his office.
In reviewing the administration of Gov. Porter
we find little or nothingto call forth admiration and
praise: but on the contrary, much to censure and
condemn. From his first official act of calling
around him advisers, down to his last appointments,
there was nothing but the rewarding of political
vassalage, and the execution of vengeance upon
political and personal adversaries.
The six years of his administration have been
one continued jubilee for the violaters and contem
ners of the law. In the name of „ Executive
Clemency" the Governor has walked into our jails
and penitentiaries and knocked the irons off the
bloodstained hands of convicts: he interpolated
new powers Into the Constitution, and stepped be
tween the Courts and the culprits, and shielded the
guilty from trial and punishment : in short, mur
derers, rebels, robbers, thieves, and felons of all
degrees, have been the recipients of his merciful
liberation; and criminals have been taken to the bo
som of the Executive, and raised to once honorable
and yet profitable stations ; the arm of the law has
been lopped off—and the State has become rife
with the spirit of in subordination and disorder,
and its terrible fruits have been riots, mobs, violence,
and outrages of every name and grade.
The highest office in the State has been prosti
tuted to the base purposes of gain. The "Lumber
Speculations," by which the banks were swindled,
and the " Indians" enriched, and the conduct of
the Governor and the Attorney General with refer
ence to the Legislative Investigation, will stand
forth in bold and black relief in the history of the
late administration ; and all the waters of all the
rivers in Pennsylvania commingled would be insuf
ficient to wash from her history the dark spots
which those transactions have caused.
Notwithstanding the onerous taxation to which
the people have been subjected, the State debt has,
according to the Governor's own showing, been
doubled during his administration.
These retlectiona cause us no pleasure. We
write more in sorrow than in anger; and thus we
bid adieu to Governor Porter, hoping the new ad
ministration may be less corrupt, and more advan
tageous to the community.
We commence to-day, on the first page, the pub
lication of the speech of Mr. CLINUMAN, of North
Carolina. We hope its length will deter no one
from reading it. This speech told with wonderful
effect upon the Locofoco members of Congress, es
pecially upon the " Chivalry ;" and on account of
an old grudge, and this renewed castigation, the
"Chivalry" hit upon Mr. Yancy, of Alabama, to
reply to Mr. C., and by gross, palpable, and direct
insult, force him, according to the "code of honor,"
to challenge Mr. Yancy. This was done, end the
parties met and exchanged shots; after which a re
conciliation was affected, as slated in our last.
If any unprejudiced mind has any doubt yet as
to the fact, this speech must convince that mind
that Henry Clay is President de jure—having re
ceived a majority of the legal votes polled at the late
election. Mr. Clingman has taken a general review
of the battle-geld, in which the frauds, corruption
and duplicity of the successful party are clearly ex
poacd ; and no wonder that Locofocoism grew re
stiff and pugnacious under such an expose of un
paralleled political 'Many.
In addition to the election of Borough and
Township Officers, and Judges and Inspectors of
Election'', the people will this year be called on to
elect Justices of the Peace to serve for five years.
We hope that the election of the latter officers will
not be made a party matter. They are an important
branch of our Judiciary system—acting as J udges
and Jurors—and of all abominations,that of political
Courts are the most abominable. We take it for
granted that the Judges and Inspectors of Elections
will be chosen with reference to their political pre
dilections, and perhaps also the Borough and Town
ship officers properly so called; but we hope that
in every township and borough where leaders of
any party make party nominations either openly or
secretly, or take any other steps that will place the
election of Justices of the Peace on party grounds,
the people will rise up against it and elect the moat
competent men without respect to party. The
evils of political Justices is 100 obvious to require
any exposition; and we throw out this timely cau
tion merely with a hope to make the people watch
ful when the election day approaches, and ready to
set to their seal of decided disapprobation upon all
party movements with reference to the choice of
Justices of the Peace.
We have thus spoken to the voters of Hunting
don county; but we cannot close our remarks with
out a word of admonition to the candidates them
selves. We hope they will not so far loose sight of
propriety as to attack men in the streets, alleys and
highways, or beg from house to house for the suf
frages of an intelligent community, on personal or
political ground. Electioneering for the office of
Justice of the Peace should meet with the contempt
of every freeman. Let every voter think and act
for himself, and exercise his judgment without soli
citation, fear, or prejudice : and the choice will thus
fall upon the honest and the capable, and those
worthy of public favors; and such a choice will re
dound to the honor of the voters and be a benefit
to the community.
In connexion with this subject we deem it proper
to state that in all the Townships and Boroughs in
this county, except Hollidaysburg, the Justices aro
required to give bond in the sum of $9OOO each
when freeholders, and bond and bail in $2OOO each
when not freeholders—and in Hollidaysburg bond
and bail to the sum of $2500 each, and when free
holders bond in $4OOO.
The February number of this elegant monthly
periodical has appeared, and fully meets our ex
pectation. The Editor says:—
4 . We do not pretend to send forth a work repi.te
with originality of ideas, or style, or as a vehicle for
conveying to the people the rich and beautiful spe
cimens, in detail, of modern belles-letters ; but our
prime object is, to disseminate useful information,
fitted alike to the capacity of the child and the
adult. It is intended rather as a magazine of valu
able stores, gathered and garnered up from sources
which, from their magnitude, rarity, and costliness,
are as sealed fountains of living water, to the great
mass of the reading community. In it the choisest
contents of books are presented in a condensed yet
a conspicuous form, illustrative of History, Geogra
phy, the Fine Arts, Natural History, Agriculture
and Rural Economy, Useful Arts, the Natural Bei
cures, Biography, Travels, Botany, &c. &c., agree
ably spiced with Poetry and Miscellaneous Reading;
all of which, during the course of a volume, are
illustrated by engravings, several hundred in num
ber, many of which are from original drawings,
made expressly for the work."
Mr. W.F. Sellers, of Waterstreet, in this county,
is Agent for the above work, and for Sears' publica
tions generally.
The Inauguration.
The Harrisburg Telegraph of Wednesday last,
says The inauguration of Gov. Sucxx. took
place yesterday, agreeably to the programme that
will be found in the Legislative proceedings. The
town was filled with people, and the military dis
play was beautiful and imposing --the finest we
have seen on such an occasion. The weather was
mild, but there was a constant fall of snow during
the parade and ceremonies of the inauguration.
Mr. Shank was accompanied in the escort by
Gov. Porter from the dwelling of the latter. The
State House was crowded to excecs in every part,
and a vast number could not obtain entrance. The
hall of the House of Representatives presented an
imposing array of beauty and fashion, but the crowd
was so great that little comfort was experienced;
and the noise such, that although Gov. Shunk read
his inaugural in a clear and distinct voice, those
who were not near him could not hear a cord.—
At the conclusion of it, a clapping of approbation
was given, and then, for two or three times, cheers
were given for Gov. Porter. The military com
prised about one thousand men under arms, beauti
fully uniformed, and under admirable discipline.--
They were under the command of Gen. Roumfort,
and a more imposing display, of the same number
could not be imagined. All were admired, and al/
deserved the encomiums of praise thatiwere bestow
ed upon them by the crowd of 'lookers on'--but
none more so than the Lebanon Washington Rifle
men, commanded by Capt. Embich.
The following are the names of the Companies,
and the commanding officers:
Ist State Troop, Capt. Benton.
Phila. Light Guards, " Bennett.
Jackson Artillery, Hubeli.
Fran kford Artillery, " Pechill.
Germantown Blues, " J. D. Miles.
City Guards, " Hill.
Monroe Guards, Small,
Union Grays, Martin.
Germantown Light Infantry " Binder.
Montgomery Rifle Guards, Lieut. Timmons.
Lancaster Fencibles, Capt. Findlay.
Jackson Riflemen, u ambright.
Chambersburg Artillery, " Gilmore.
Lebanon Washington Rifles, " Embich.
Dauphin Guards, Roberts.
Harrisburg Rifles, " Seiler.
Carlisle Artillery, • Corn
State Journalof the 13th init., ways:—.'The Sen
ate of Indiana have consummated the outrage so
shamefully begun. Resolutions providing for ail
election of Senator were intlfinifely postponed on
Thursday last, in the Senate of that State, by the
costing vote of Jesse D. Bright, Lieutenant Govern
or of the State, and president of the Senate. The
Constitution of the State has thus been set at
naught, and the will of the people trampled in this
dust, at the behest of a reckless partizan spirit.—
The Whig majority on joint ballot in the Legisla
ture of Indiana, is 8 or 10. Upon this Legislature
devolved the duty of electing a Senator; but the'
factious Senate determining to prevent the election'
of a Whig Senator, has resisted every appeal, lad
made a mockery of the solemnity of an oath.
The Harmonious Democracy.
There is anything but union and harmony' in'
the ranks of the Locofocos at the present time, says
the Harrisburg Telegraph. The Multlhnbere
men' as they are designated, are decidedly out of
favor with the new powers that be'—Gov. Shunk
not showing them the least countenance. In all
attempts thus far to place their friends around the
Executive or in office, they have signally failed.—.
The Governor cuts their acquaintance' from the
start and they look upon themselves as proscribed
ita decidedly as the Whigs. There are murmur,
of course, and not a few.
Smo SING STATE PRISON, Feb. 4, 1843.
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tried almost every remedy, but without any good
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done so ; and before I had taken all the pills it con
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troubled with the painful and truly unpleasant di
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Very truly yours, _
Architect, Sing Sing State Prism
Purchase the genuine medicine of Win. Stewart.
Huntingdon, Pa., and other agents published in
another part of this paper.
NEW Yonx January 25, 1843.
I have been afflicted withispasmodic asthma for
twenty-four years—sometimes so severely as to be
confined to my room for weeks; and although at
tended by various medical advisers, of the highest
reputation and skill in the country, the relief was
but partial and temporary—twice the diseue prov
ed nearly fatal to my life.
Some few weeks ago, I commenced taking
Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry, which gave mo
instant relief, and a single bottle procured in a few
days what I believe to he a radical and perfect cure.
A. WILLIAMS, Attorney at Law.
No. 58 William street, N. Y.
The genuine, for sale by Thomas Read, Hunt
ingdon, and Mrs. Mary Orr, Hollidaysburg.
On Wednesday the 22d inst., at Shippensburg,
Cumberland co, by the Rev. Alexander Sharp,
THOMAS E. ORBISON, Esq., of Orbisonia, Hun
tingdon county, to Miss ELIZABETH, daughter
of Mr. William Hamill, of the former place.
On the 16th inst., by the Rev. S. H. Read, Mr.
CA BAILEY, both of Walker township, Hunting—
don county.
Orphans' Court Sale.
IN pursuance of an order ot the Orphans'
Court of Huntingdon county, there will he
exposed to sale, by public vendee or outcry.
on the premises, on
Tuesday, the 2.5111 of February next,
as the property of John Scullin, dec'd.. that
large and commodious
two stories high, part log and weatherboard
ed and part frame, situate in the borough
of Petersburg, in said county, now occupied
as a public house by Mrs. Mary Scullin, and
also parts of two other lots in said boron di,
on which are erected a large frame sta . )le
and a small log stable, appurtenant to the
tavern stand.
PERMS OFSALE.—One half pr re of
the purchase money to be paid on the e, sir
mathon of the sale, and the residue in tit)
equal annual payments thereafter, with in
terest, to be secured by the bonds and mort
gage of the purchaser.
By the Court,
saidale to commence at 1 o'clock, P. M.
of day. Attendance will be given by
January 1844. Adm'r.
Valuable Farm for Sale,
The subscriber offers for sale at private
sale one of the best farms in Bedford county.
Said farm Is situated on Bobs creek, half a,
mile from St, Clairville, 10 miles from Bed
ford, and 22 miles from Hollidaysburg.
The farm contains
ED4f?:) ..csoamapas a
all bottom land, 75 acres are cleared and
under fence. The improvements art a
two story frame
and stable. There is on the prem
orchard of excellent fruit. If application
he made immediately the above valu4l3l,
farm may De had for $3OOO.
Jan. 29, 1845.—5 t.
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the largest assortment 4L . : -.
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of Brass Clocks hi the ' "'-
United States, among which are year,nionth e
eight day, thirty hour and alarm CLuczs.--.
Also, Wood Clocks.
Qj Dealers will find k to their ailvantaz
to give a call before purchasing elsewhere..
Looking.glasses manufactured.
No. 82, 'Fhird Street near
Cherry, Philadtlphies,
January 29, 1845.-3 m.
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