Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, February 01, 1848, Image 1
HL - NTI)GDO) JOUR)AL BY JAMES CLARK VOL, XIII, NO, 5, RECEIPTS 4. EXPENDITURES OF HUNTINGDON COUNTY From the Bth day of January 4. D. 1847, up to and including the 7th day of January, D. 1848. RECEIPTS. 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, 1816 1847 Redemption money of Unseated Lands paid in since last settlement, Amos Clark and J. P. Snare, on account of forfeited recognizances, 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. EXPEN DUI UR ES. Attorney General and others, on criminal pros- ecutions, Grand and Traverse Jurors, cryer, &c. Constables, making returns, Do. advdertising spring election, and ser• ving notices, Assessors, Judges, Inspectors and Clerks of elections, Road and Bridge viewers, Inquisitions on dead bodies, Sundry persons, premiums on wild cats, foxes, and wolves, COMMISSIONERS- John F. Miller, Daniel Teague, Robert Cummins, AUDITORS- 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 House, Jane Keim, washing for prisoners, BRIDGES— 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 HUNTINGDON, PA., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1848, 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. 1848. DANIEL TEAGUE, ROBERT CUMMINS, JOSHUA GREENLAND, Commissioners. 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, GEO. ‘A ILSON, JAMES GILLAM, .guditors. Huntingdon, Jan. 7, 1848—febl•4w. [iv AUTHORITY.I 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 06 120,00 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. JOHN BUIVIBAUGH, Chief Burgess. ATTEST-JOHN ALLERIGHT, Clerk 20 00 15 00 441 75 700 00 950 00 200 00 [CORRECT PRINCIPLES-SUPPORTED By TRUTH.] MISCELLANEOUS, 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. RUM ROWDIES AND SCOTCH SNUFF, A CAPITAL JOKE. 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. GFTTING HIS NAME UP.-"I say, Mis 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 !" EDITOR . AND PROPRIETOR 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. PROGRESS OF AGRICULTURE IN SCOT 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." ME MORT. 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."