Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, February 01, 1848, Image 1

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From the Bth day of January 4. D. 1847, up to and including
the 7th day of January, D. 1848.
Years. Collectors. Townships. ~
1840 George Kelly, Dublin,
1841 James Leonard, Barree, •
1842 Josiah Clossin, Antes,
1843 Michael Bassler, Woodbury,
1845 John R. Hunter, Barree,
Robert Peterson, Dublin,
John Brumbaugh, Hopewell,
Benjamin Bowers, Woodberry,
Charles Cowden, Barree, '
Jacob Crotsley, Cass,
Michael Barndollar, Clay,
John H. Blair, Dublin,
John Zentmyre, Franklin,
Samuel R. Boggs, Henderson,
John Russell, Hopewell,
Robert Mcßurney, . Jackson,
William Hileman, Morris,
Jacob Kough, Porter,
George Bowman, • Shirley,
George Taylor, Springfield,
Jacob Hegie, Tell,
Henry Houpt, Tod,
James Hampson, Union,
William Hutchison, Warriorsmark,
Samuel Ewing, West,
John Osburn, Walker,
Robert Massey, Barree,
Joseph Z. King, Brady,
Daniel 1. Logan, • Cromwell,
Lemuel Green, Cass,
Moses Greenland, Clay,
Thomas W. Neely,Dublin,
John H. Stonebrakr, Franklin,
John Flenner, Henderson,
Jacob Russell, Hopewell,
William B. Smith, Jackson,
John M. Tussey, Morris,
Andrew McClure, Porter,
John Anderson, Penn,
John Shaver, Shirley,
William Ramsey, Springfield,
Adams Houck, Tod,
John Buingarner, Sr. Union,
James Ganoe, Warriorsmark,
Samuel Ewing, West,
John Hetli:er, Walker,
Jacob Vantries, Esq., proceeds of sale oiestrays,
John Oswalt, on account of Note,
Samuel Caldwell, for grass on Court House lots,
Joseph Law, for Coal,
County Tax on Unseated Lands,
School ,‘
Road ~ c,
Redemption money of Unseated Lands paid in since
last settlement,
Amos Clark and J. P. Snare, on account of forfeited
John Armitage, (late Sheriff) fines and jury fees,
Balance in the Treasury at last settlement,
Note.—The interegt on State Tax of 1846, amounting to
$31.45 is included in the above amounts received from Col
lectors in 1846.
Attorney General and others, on criminal pros-
Grand and Traverse Jurors, cryer, &c.
Constables, making returns,
Do. advdertising spring election, and ser•
ving notices,
Judges, Inspectors and Clerks of elections,
Road and Bridge viewers,
Inquisitions on dead bodies,
Sundry persons, premiums on wild cats, foxes,
and wolves,
John F. Miller,
Daniel Teague,
Robert Cummins,
William Hutchison,
George Wilson,
L. G. Kessler,
W. S. Africa, Clerk to Comm's and Auditors, 1846,
do. .‘ on acet, 1847,
A. K. Cornyn, Esq., Counsel to Comm's,
County Printing—James Clark,
Whittaker & Raymond,
William Lewis,
John Dougherty 3 00
Saxton & Fodder, for 15 tons of Coal, 80 62
W. B. White, delivering fire wood to county jnil, 1846, 36 96
John Kerr, on acc't, " 1847, 40 00
Mary Gibson, sweeping and scrubbing the Court
Jane Keim, washing for prisoners,
Robert Madden, (of Hugh) in full of Bridge across
the Little Juniata river at Graysport near the
mouth of Spruce Creek,
Aaron Stains, on account, of Bridge across Sideling
Hill Creek, in Springfield township, 450 00
Aaron Stains,
on account, of Bridge across Augh
wick Creek in Cromwell township,
William Taylor, on account, of Bridge across the
Raystown Branch of the Juniata River near Con
rad Snare's, in Hopewell township, 1200 00
William Walker and John Huyett, on account, of
Bridge at the borough of Alexandria,
Alexander Carmon, on account, of Bridge across
Crooked Creek in Walker township,
Thomas Irvin and Wm. Chilcote, repairing Bridge
at Vandevander's, 50,00
Jacob Miller, Dockets and Index Books for Regis.
ter and Recorder's office,
John Cresswell, Esq., auditing the accounts of . tbe
Prothonotary and Register & Recorder for 1816, 30 00
Wm.Drennin, planting trees on the Court House lots, 37 50
Sundry persons, redemption money of lands sold at
Treasurer's sale, 51 86
Sundry Supervisors road tax on unseated lands, 49 17
Sundry School Treasurer's School tax on unseated
lands, 53 78
Sundry persons refunded taxes and costs of lands
sold at Treasurer's sale, 69 05
Sundry persons, Stationary and Candles, blank
books for assessments and Duplicates, &c., &c., 59 16
F. B. Wallace, postage, 7 22
Jackson Enyeart, for election boxes, 4 00
Henry Myers, for cutting fire wood, hauling, &c., 19 46
Sundry persons, for repairs to jail & Court House, 31 86
James Steel, Esq., Prothonotary and Clerk of Ses
sions fees, and for furnishing stationary for the
Court, 108 66
State Treasurer, interest on balance of State tax
for 1846 due and unpaid on the 2d Tuesday of
Januttiy last, 16 61
John Armitag e,(late Sh'ff) summoning jurors, com
mission on fines collected, carrying assessments
and Duplicates, &c., 235 91
Joseph Law, Esq., Treasurer, for advertising and,
selling lands which afterwards appeared to be seated 30 50
Joseph Law, Esq., Treasurer, notes of the Lewis
town Bank, Susquehanna county Bank and Dela
ware Bridge company received in payment of taxes, 125 00
Jacob Africa, (Jailor) boarding prisoners, 35 30
Treasurer's commission on $23,311 08 a 11 per ct. 349 66
Balance in the Treasury, 420 40
12,040 57
In testimony of the correctness of the above account we
have hereunto set our hands this 7th day of January A. D.
ateest---W . S. AFRICA, Clerk.
We, the undersigned Auditors of Huntingdon County, do
hereby certify that we have examined the drafts of the Com
missioners of said county, and the receipts for the same, for
the past year, and find a balance in the Treasury of four
hundred and twenty dollars and forty cents.
Given under our hands this 7th day of January A. D.
1848. L. G. KESSLER,
Huntingdon, Jan. 7, 1848—febl•4w.
An Ordinance to promote and preserve Good Order.
56 22
14. 72
60 32
Be it enacted by the Burgesses and Town Council of the
Borough of Huntingdon, and it is hereby enacted by the author
ity of the same, That hereafter it shall he unlawful for any
person or persons wantonly or without good cause, to annoy
or disturb the peace or repose of any citizen or stranger in
said borough, either at night or by day, by false alarms of
fire, loud noise, shouting, shooting off crackers, guns or fire
arms of any kind, by blowing horns, ringing bells, drunken
ness, or riotous conduct : and it shall be the duty of the High
Constable of the Borough either upon his own knowledge, or
upon information received from any person else, to pursue
and arrest each and every person offending against this ordi
nance, and such offender or offenders to take before one of
the Burgesses of said Borough, who, upon having satisfacto
ry evidence of the guilt of the accused, shall either fine him,
her or them in a sum not exceeding ten dollars each, and not
less than one dollar, or commit him, her or them to the coun
ty gaol for a time not exceeding ten days, and not less than
one day; and in case the fine imposed shall not be paid
promptly, then in lieu thereof imprisonment as aforesaid
shall be the punishment.
SEC. 2. It shall he the duty of the Burgesses and High
Constable respectively, to disperse all assemblies or collec
tions of boys or men on the streets or side walks, calculated
to obstruct the same, or to hinder the free, easy and safe
passing of persons along the same. And any person or per
sons refusing to obey such officer or officers, or resisting him
or them in executing the laws, be subject to the same
penalty and punishment as is pr ovided in the first section of
this ordinance.
32 88
$12,040 57
$ 261 77
2887 25
152 30
109 60
721 37
460 06
3 50
230 62
71 50
110 00
61 00
SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the High Constable and
Burgesses respectively to arrest any and every person an
persons found or known to have violated any of the Laws of
this Commonwealth "for the prevention of vice and immo
rality and of unlawful gaming and to restrain disorder]
sports and dissipation," and upon a hearing had before
of the Burgesses, such person or persons found guilty oh Il
be subject to the samepenalties and punishmerffilk as are im
posed upon such offenders by said Laws of thil,,Common
wealth, unless otherwise provided in this ore. And
the Burgess before whom such person or pe.s c may be
tried shall have full power to do any thing in procuring ev
idence and enforcing his decisions that a Justice of the Peace
under snid laws can do.
9 00
9 00
7 50
300 00
200 00
40 00
248 25
27 00
45 00
SEC. 4. The High Constable shall be and is hereby author
ized to act as a police officer, to preserve good order, arrest
offenders against this and other ordinances, and do such oth
er things as may be necessary to suppress vice and immoral
ity. He shall take such offenders before oneof the Burgesses
to be dealt with according to law, and he shall exercise these
powers by virtue of his office, and without a warrant or other
process, unless such should be issued by one of the Burgess
es on complaint made. For his services under this ordinance
he shall receive the same fees as are allowed in the fee bill
to a township Constable for like services, to be paid by offen
ders, when ordered by a Burgess, and if not so paid, the said
Constable shall receive the amount thereof out of the borough
Treasury on the order of the Burgesses. He shall also receive
such other compensation for services he may render in the
exercise of the duties of his office as he may deserve, to be
determined and ascertained by the Burgesses and Town Coun
cil. Passed 24th JanUary, 1848.
20 00
15 00
441 75
700 00
950 00
200 00
40 42
Portrait of Old Roguh and Ready
The following graphic sketch of Gen.
Taylor, written by the Rev. Dr. Wight
man, of the Southern Christian Advo
cate, is the best desciption of the "old
man" that we have seen; indeed, all
the written accounts of him have been
as vague and unlike as the caricatures
of him which we see in all the shop-win
dows. Nearly all who have written any
thing about him, have been content to
say that he looks like a plain American
farmer, as though all American farmers
looked exactly alike. But we fear there
are not many American farmers, who
could be mistaken for Gen. Taylor.
"At Baton Rouge, where we touch a
few minutes to take in passengers, there
stands in company with two or three
other gentlemen, an elderly, plain look
ing man, who, after a brief leave-taking,
comes on board.—We shove off, the
breakfast bell rings, and we find our way
to the table. I
observed that the en
trance of our new fellow-voyager occa
sioned a subdued remark, and brought
upon him the curious glances of several
spectators, and whispering to the clerk,
who was about to take the head of the
table, I asked who he was. "Gen. Tay
lor," was the reply. "Indeed!" Lucky
chance, thought 1, that threw me on
board this craft. There was the veri
table "Rough and Ready" stting oppo
site me, sipping his coffee; the most re
markable man, in many respects,•ot the
western hemisphere.
I had missed the gorgeous spectacle
of his New Orleans reception—the most
magnificent affair which had ever sha
ken that city with excitement ; but vast
ly better, I had him now where 1 could
see and study the man—a man, whose
name belongs to history and whose
achievements place him side by side
with the great Captains of the world.
The first thing that struck me, was
the simplicity, and unfailing attribute of
true greatness. He ate, and talked, and
carried himself, with the unstudied ease
of a little child. You would have sup
posed him some plain country gentle
man, who dreamed not of attracting a
look or calling out a remark--All tight
in that line, thought 1, but how different
looking and better looking than the mil
lion of lithograph likenesses which stare
you in the face at the shop windows and
every were else. There is in the living
original none of that extreme breadth be
tween the chin and the back of the head,
very little of the protrusion of the lower
lip, to be found in the lithographs. In a
word, they are a bundle of caricatures,
one and nII. He is precisely the height
of your present correspondent; has a
considerable sprinkle of gray hairs, is
sixty-two years of nge, and erect and firm
when on his feet, with one of the kindli
est expressions of face you ever saw.
He had on a common blue frock coat
with flat buttons, the covering of which
was worn off showing that it belonged
to an order of things which passed away
some two or three years ago. Still his
dress as a whole was sufficiently becom
ing, though exhibiting no trace whatever
of t hei military. As we rose from the
breakfast table I was introduced to the
old hero. I told him I was from South
Carolina, and rejoiced in the good for
tune which had allowed me to see him
and tell him how much the people of my
native state honored and loved him.
His eyes filled with tears as he shook
my hand warmly ; and I saw that the
simple assurance of love could affect
profoundly a man who faced the storm
of battle with a nerve that never moved.
Mitoconversation exhibited fine, clear,
cpmmon sense, without the slightest
tipge of any sort of affectation or person
al vanity. In the course of the day he
gave me the details of the great battle
of Buena Vista, the key to all the suc
cesses of the American arms in Mexico.
Had that field been lost, the fate of the
war would have been entirely different,
even though indomitable courage might
in its long run cut its way to the Mexi
can capital.
But I must put a curb upon my gal
loping pen or you will never see the end
of this epistle. The General remained
with us until after breakfast the next
morning, and was landed at his residence
on the river, some distance above Nat
chez. I smiled to see the republican
simplicity with which a couple of his
negroes, field hands, who happened to be
at the landing, walked up as he got on
shore, and shook hands with him with
out doffing hat or cap, and the expres
sion of delight with which they looked
into his face as he spoke kindly and fa
miliarly to them. Our engine bell rang
as soon as he touched the shore and we
were off.
by a Cleriyman.
A correspondent of the Worcester Cat=
erect, a most excellent paper, by the way,
writing from Walpole, N. H., describes
the following circumstance, which was
somewhat ludicrous and amusing :
Much effort had been• expended in
Walpole to stop the license and sale of
rum in the several places in town, which
was finally crowned with complete suc
cess. One man in particular, who had
taken a very active part in the said sup
pression business, was a merchant, near
the square. He had a sign, which hung
over the side-walk some fifteen or twen
ty feet from the ground. The sign was
suspended from the brick wall, in order
to display both sides of it. The offended
rummies went one night armed with
tools requisite for removing the mer
chant's sign, & adjusting another which
they had taken from a rum tavern, after
being taken down because he could not
get license.
Well, vitae they were busy at work
the merchant was. listenitig inside, and
succeeded in finding out the whole clan,
among whom were some of the high
bloods of the village. He went to a box
of the real yellow Scotch Snuff,—todk
about a quart, and ascended his stairs to
a window directly over the evil doers be
low. The window was pushed up noise
lessly, and when they were all boasting
and pulling tip the sign, with nostrils
distended,—eyes and mouths wide open,
—down came the powdered weed—com
pletely filling all of the before mention
ed places ! They all instantly let go their
hold, when they had got the old rum
sign almost up. Down it mild, and
about a dozen "ho-ash-hoes" all at once
told the tea-totaler, that his shot had
taken universal effect! They ran,—but
those awful "ha-ash-hoes" detected them.
They went to another place, but the "ho
och-ha" was there too. They separated,
and then it was "ho-ash-ho" in all parts
of the village, and it is thought that they
were disturbed all night by the univer
sal affliction of a continual "ho-ash-ho!"
—About a dozen pair of eyes the next
morning appeared to be lined with red
baize, and duning the whole day an oc
casional "ho-ash-ho" would die away up
on the ear !
SENSIBLE GIRL.—Some years since,
a young lady, remarkable for her matu
rity and good sense, daughter of a dis
tingushed lawyer, and member of Con
gress from Worcester county, was pla
ced at a young ladies' boarding school
in the vicinity of Boston. Her unaffec
ted manners and sprightliness of charac
ter, soon attracted the attention, and won
the affections of many of the young la
dies, who were full of their kind offices,
until one day they inquired of each other
the occupations of their fathers. Our
fair friend, perceiving the drift of their
enquiries, gave them to understand that
her father was a shoemaker; when many
of them were struck with horror at her
low and vulgar origin, and a change was
at once perceptible in their conduct to
wards her. She, however, though ful
ly understanding them, remained quiet.
After a while, the father of the young
lady visited the school. As he was a
good looking man, and as they observed
that the principal and others treated him
with great deference and respect, the
scholars were led to inquire of their in
structress, who he was, and what was
his business; and on being told that he
was the father of Miss H. and that lie
was a member of Congress, they were
filled with amazement, and immediately
made the attempt to renew their atten
tions as formerly, but it was too late ; she
looked on their conduct with such per
feet contempt, that they were obliged
to keep at a respectful distance, while
those who had treated her with kind
ness, without regard to her father's sup
posed occupation,were ever her favorites.
May the time soon come, when mod
est worth shall be the standard of re- 1
spect, whether the individual be rich or
poor, learned or unlearned, a member of
Congress, or an humble shoemaker.
ter High flyer, won't you let a feller go
up with you in that 'ere balloon V'
"I could not accommodate you my
dear friend."
" Well, then, be kind enough to take
my card along; for I am determined to
get my name up somehow or other."
IP- We scarcely know of a more
touching instance of " the ruling passion
strong in death" than is afforded in the
last words of a schoolmaster, who had
gone in and out before successive little
flocks in the same place for upwards of
thirty years. When the film of death
was gathering over his eyes, which were
soon to open in presence of Him who
took little children into his arms and
blessed them, he said :
"It is getting dark—the boys may go
out—school's dismissed !"
WHOLE NO, 627,
Judge Stall on Marriage.
Marriage always effects a decided
change upon the sentiments of those
who come within its sacred pale under
a proper sense of the responsibility of
the married state. However delightful
the intercourse of I , ..edde'd hearts, there
is, to a well regulated mind, something
extremely solemn in duties imposed
by this interesting relation. The re
flection that an existence which was
separate and independent, is ended, and
that a!1 its hopes and interests are
blended with those of another soul i is
deeply affecting, as it imposes the con- -
viction that every act which shall influ
ease the happiness of the one will color
the destiny of the other. But when the
union is that of love, this feeling of de.;
pendence is one of the most delightful
that can be imagined. It annihilates
the habits of selfish enjoyment, and
teaches the heart to delight in that
which gives pleasure to another. The
affections become gradually enlarged
expanding, as the ties of relationship and
the duties of life accumulate around, un
til the individual ceases to know an iso
lated existence—lives entirely for others
and for society. But it is the generous
and the virtuous who thus enjoy this
agreeable relation. Some hearts there
are too callous to give nurture to a del
icate sentiment. There are minds too
narrow to give play to an expansive be
nevolence. A certain degree of mag ,
nanimity is necessary to the existence
of disinterested love or friendship.
WHAT IS Lovn I—Love is a complaint
of the heart, growing out of an inordi
nate longing for something difficult to
obtain. It mostly attacks persons. of
both sexes between the ages of fifteen
and thirty ; some have been known to
have it at the age of sixty. Symptoms.
—Absence of mind, giving things wrong
names, calling tears nectar, and sighs
zephyrs. A great fondness for poetry
and music, gazing on the moon and stars,
toothache, loss of appetite, neglect of
business, loathing for all things, save
one; blood-shot eyes, and constant de
sire to sigh. Effects.—A strong heart
burn, pulse high, stupidity, eloquent
eyes, sleeplessness, and all that sort of
thing. At times imagination bright,
bowers of roses, winged cupids, and
buttered peas ; then again oceans of de
spair, racks, tortures, and hair-trigger
ed-pistols. Ctere.—Get married.
LAND.-A British writer in an able essay
entitled "What can be done for English
1 Agricultue I" thus breifly and •beantiful
ly describes the progres and final tri
umph of Agriculture in Scotland
"There was a time when the agriculture
of Scotland crept timidly along the banks
of rivers and lochs, or sunned herself
in the bottom of valleys and in shelter
ed glades and nooks,• and reaped her
scant and sickly crops beneath the pro
tection of armed men: a more peaceful
time came, and she still, for many gen
erations, lingered out unfruitful years
by the sides of many streams, or wan
dered idly around the skirt of wild mar
rasses ; now we see her, "with ample
harvests crowned," planting her firm
footsteps on the quaking bog—boldly
climbing the steep mountain sides—and
exhibiting, on the tops of the highest
hills, her countless flocks of sheep and
her sheaves of golden corn, rejoicing in
her industry."
The great point in cultivating the mem
ory is to gain command of the attention.
A habit of continued, unrelaxed attention
especially if acquired in early years, is
the foundation of a good memory. A
habit of very attentive thought is better
than all the artificial memories ever con
trived. To the formation of such a hab
it sufficient efforts have not often been
directed. Therefore it is that we hear
many persons complaining of the want
of a good memory. They cannot re
member the lectures, sermons, and ad
dresses which they hear, nor the books
which they read. All of it seems to run
through their mind like water through
a seive. They were entertained and
even edified, they would say, but ask
them to state what it was that entertain
ed and instructed them, they cannot tell.
Close attention, or rather persevering ef
fort to give close attention,. will help
such a memory. The too common prac
tice is to attempt to fill the store-house
of the memory before the fonudation is
laid, or a habit of attention or thought
is formed.
BDP- The following "burst of eloquence'
was delivered before a court of Justice in
Pennsylvania :
' , Your honor sits high upon the ador
able seat of justice, like the Asiatic rock
of Gibralter ; while the eternal streams
of justice,like the cadeverous clods of the
valley, flow meandering at your feet."