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BY JAMES CLARK :
VOL. XIII, NO. 6,
RECEIPTS 4 EXPENDITURES
OF HUNTINGDON COUNTY.
•From the Bth day of January a. D. 1847, up to and including
the 7th day of January, a. D. 1848.
• Years. C ollectors.
'lB4O George Kelly,
1841 James Leonard,
1842 Josiah Clossin,
1843 Michael Hassler,
1845 John R. Hunter,
1846 Charles Cowden,
John H. Blair,
Samuel R. Boggs,
1847 Robert Massey,
Joseph 'Z. King,
Daniel 1. Logan,
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,
W 'Mara Ramsey, Springfield,
Adams Houck, Tod,
John Burngarner, Sr. Union,
James GRIIOC, Warriorsinark,
Samuel Ewing, West,
Jahn Ha 1..., lILT-11.-.,
Jacob Vantries, Esq., proceeds of sale of estrays,
John Oswalt, on account of Note,
Samuel Caldwell, for grass on Court House lots,
Joseph Law, for Coal,
County Tax on Unseated Lands,
School " o
Road " i 4
Redemption money of Unseated Lands paid in since
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 interest on State Tax of 1846, amounting to
S3IAS 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
Judges, Inspectors and Clerks of elections,
Road and Bridge viewers,
Inquisitions on dead bodies,
Sundry persons, premiums on wild cats, foxes,
John F. Miller,
William Hutchison, 9 00
George Wilson, 9 00
L. G. Kessler, 7 50
W. S. Africa, Clerk to Comm's and Auditors, 1846, 300 00
do. .. " on acc't, 1847, 200 00
A. K. Cornyn, Esq., Counsel to Comm's, " 4.0 00
County Printing—James Clark, 248 25
. Whittaker & Raymond, 27 00
William Lewis, 45 00
John Dougherty . 3 00
Saxton & Fockler, for 15 tons of Coal, 80 62
W. B. White, delivering lire wood to county jail, 1846, 36 96
John Kerr, on acct," . 1817, 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 Suleling
Hill Creek, in bpringfield township, 450 00
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 Cannon, on account, of Bridge across
Crooked Creek in Walker township,
Thomas Irvin and Wm. Chilcote, repairing Bridge
at Vandevander's, 50,00
$ 261 77
HUNTINGDON, PA., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8,. 1848.
Jacob Miller, Dockets and Index Books for Regis
ter and Recorder's office,
John Cresswell, Esq., auditing the accounts of the
Prothonotary and Register & Recorder for 1846,
Wm. Drennin, planting trees on the Court House lots,
Sundry persons, redemption money of lands sold at
Sundry Supervisors road tax on unseated lands,
Sundry School Treasurer's School tax on unseated
Sundry persons refunded taxes and costs of lands
sold at Treasurer's sale,
Sundry persons, Stationary and Candles, blank
books for assessments and Duplicates, &c., &c.,
F. B. Wallace, postage,
Jackson Enyeart, for election boxes,
Henry Myers, for cutting fire wood, hauling, &c.,
Sundry persons, for repairs to jail & Court House,
James Steel, Esq., Prothonotary and Clerk of Ses
sions fees, and for furnishing stationary for the
State Treasurer, interest on balance of State tax
for 1846 due and unpaid on the 2d Tuesday of
John Armitage (late Sleff) summoning jurors, com
mission on fines collected-, carrying assessments
and Duplicates, &c.,
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 1 per et. 34.9 66
Balance in the Treasury, 420 40
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,
~?hest- -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. 's\ ILSON,
- 42:5(10n, Jan. 7, 1848.]
to sh own . be
The most renowned of the Peruvian Temples, the pride of,y - go,.
which had just been received. The
the capital, and the wonder of the empire, was at Cuzco
goods were of the most excellent des
where, under the munificence of successive sovereigns, it had
cription. She was lensed with pattern
became so enriched that it received the name of Coricancha,
and material, but being puzzled to make
or the "Place of Gold." It consisted of a principal building
a selection, desired that the whole in
and several chaples and inferior edificts, covering a large ex
voice, amounting to some two thousand
tent of ground in the heart of the city and completely encom
dollars, might be sent home—she must
passed by a wall, which, with the edifices, was all construe
have the first choice—the styles were
ted of stone. The work was of the kind already described in
so perfectly beautiful—so different from
the other. public buildings of the country, and was so finely
any thing ever before seen, that she
executed, that a Spaniard who saw it in its glory, assures us
would allow no one to look at them un
he could call to mind only two edifices in Spain, which, for
tit she had made a selection. But so
their workmanship, were at all to be compaired with it. Yet
fearful was she that some one else might
this substantial, and in some respects, magnificent structure,
be favored with a peep, that sho begged
wasthached with straw. as a special favor that one of the firm
The interior of the temple was most worthy of admiration•
would step into her carriage, and ride
It tvas literally a mine of gold. On the western wall was
to her home—the drive was short—only
emblazoned a representation of the deity, consisting of a hu
across the Schuylkill, and she would
man countenance, looking forth from innumerable rays of
send him back in an hour.
light, which emanated from it in every direction, in the same
manner as the sun is often personified with us. The figure was The laces were placed in the carriage,
engraved on a massive plate of gold, of enormous dimensions, together with four pieces of suberb silk,
thickly powdered with emeralds and precious stones.—lt was and they drove away, the merchant and
so situated in front of the great eastern portal, that the rays his customer. In a few minutes they
of the morning sun fell directly upon it at its rising, lighting crossed the Market street Bridge, and'
up the whole apartment with an effulgence that seemed more after gaining the high ground, took a
than natural, and which was reflected back from gloden or- I road diverging to the right. The mcr- '
naments with which the walls and ceiling was every where chant was charmed with the liberality
incrusted. Gold, in the, figurative language of the people, of his customer, and especially pleased
was "the tears wept by the sun," and every part of the in- with the prospect which she held out, of
tenor of the temple glowed with burnished gold with burn- buying one or two hundred dollars worth,
ished plates and studs of the precious metal. The cornices as hers husband had determined to in
which surrounded the walls of the sanctuary, were of the same dulgo her this one time, good soul that
costly material, and a broad belt of frieze of gold, let into the he Was' •
stone work, encompassed the whole exterior of the edifice. Very shortly they drove into a gate
way, and whirled quickly up to -the
All the plate, the ornaments, rho utensils of every descrip-
T 9touse., 4lerchant and easterner stepped
tion appropriated to the uses of religion; were of gold au
silver. Twelve immense vases of the latter metal stood ci ut,• and were shown into a parlor.
the floor of the great saloon, filled with grain of tilb Indian "Be seated sir," she said, "I will or
the censers for the perfumes, the ewers which ciondne- der the goods brought in and join you
ted it through subterraneous channels into the buis, the in a moment." Closing the door, she
reservoirs that received it, even the agricultural, implements left the merchant up to his eyes in ex
used in the gardens of the temple, were of the same rich ma- Peetetke.
terials. The gardens, lilathose described belonging to the ' Five minutes passed, the merchant
royal palaces, sparkled with flowers of gold and silver, an d looked at his watch—ten, he glanced
various imitations of the vegetable kingdom. Animals, also, around the room and out the window—
were to be found there, among which the lama, with its gel. fifteen, he stood up and scrutinized the
den fleece, was most conspicuous—executed in he same pictures—twenty, he began to hum and
style, and with a degree of skill which, in this instance, did whistle alternately—twenty-five, he com
not surpass the excellence of the material. muned with himself half aloud :
-- " Confound the women—they're so
OCCUPATION rout CIIILDREN.—The habits of children prove long winded—so fussy and undecided.
that occupation is of necessity with most of them. They How vexatious ! Never mind! I'll put
love to be busy, even about nothing, still more to be usefully on the tariff! She shall pay for this loss
employed. With some children it is a strongly devloped ,of time. They'll soil the goods, though,"
physical necessity, and if not turned to good account will be --and he walked tip and downthe room
productive of evil, thus verifying the old adage, that "Idleness impatiently—" what can keep her •I".
is the mother of mischief." Children should be encouraged, I After waiting a few minutes longer, ho
or, if indolently disinclined to it, should be disciplined into, rung the bell. In a second the door was
performing for themselves every little office relative to the I opened by a servant.
toilet which they are capable of performing. They should I "Tell your mistress," said the mer
also keep their own clothes and other possessions in neat or- , chant, "that I must be going."
der, and fetch for themselves whatever they want ;in short, " All right, sir," replied the man with
they should learn to be as independent of the services of a wink.
others us possible, fitting them alike to make a good use of 1 • Five minutes more passed, and no
prosperity, and to meet with fortitude any reverse of fortune lady. He again rung the bell.
that may befall them. I know of no rank, however exalted, I "Did you see her ?" he inquired as the
in which such a system would not prove beneficial. 1 door was once more opened.
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BY FLORA I,I'IVER
The Atheist in his garden stood,
At twilight's pensive hour,"
His little daughter by'his side
Was gazing on a flower.
.g Oh, pick that blossom, Pa, for me,'
The little prattler said,
It is the fairest ono that blooms
Within that lovely bed."
The father pluck'd the chosen flower,
And gave it to his child ;
With parting lips, and sparkling eye,
She seized the gift, and smiled.
“ Oh, Pa ! who made this pretty flower—
This little violet blue?
Who gave it such a fragrant smell,
And such a lovely hue V
A change came o'er the father's brow,
His eye grew strangely wild,
New thoughts within him had been stirred
By that sweet artless child.
The truth flashed on the father's mind,
The truth—in all its power:
"There is a God, my child," he said,
" Who made that little flower! '
After the publication, some four weeks
back of the "Double Operation," which
is now "going the rounds," a distin
guished merchant of Chesnut street,
called .at our office to tell us of an ex
traordinary operation, the particulars of
which are here given, hnd may be im
plicitly relied on.
About ten years ago, when business
was every where good, and money as
plenty as blackberries, an elegantly
dressed lady drove to the door of one of
be eli some costl lace goods
"All right, I tell you, keep cool ; they'll
be here directly !"
Fretful with impatince the merchant
could not sit down, and was about to
ring again when three plain !ooking men
" Take a chair," said one of the party
to the merchant.
"This is fine weather," remaaked an
" No prospect of rain," returned the
Thoroughly perplexed, the merchant
did not know what to make of this pro
ceeding. Thinking an explanation might
be necessary, lie briefly stated the na
ture of his visit, and concluded by say
ing that he was then waiting for the
lady to make her appearance.
" Poor creature !" whispered one.
"So young, too," remarked another.
"Excitement of trade," added the
" What do you mean'!" enquired the
merchant; "is anything wrong'!"
" Not much—we must hope for the
best—a little repose—plain food—kind
"Has she met with an accident 1 I
hope not. She was well a half hour
since. Fatigue from the ride perhaps"—
" Poor fellow," again sighed one.
" Well, gentlemen," said t the mer
chant, " I may as well take thy goods
back. lam sorry but it canndt be help
" Oh, no, you must stay with us to
night!" . _ .
Do what?" exclaimed the dry goods
merchant with astonishment.
"Remain here—you shall be well ca
red for, and to-morrow, or next day, you
"Are you mad I" shouted the mer
"We hope not."
" Give me my goods, then, for I must
"You shall go to-morrow."
" Come, come, gentlemen, I am not to
be trifled with. It may be all very pleas
ant to you, but I am not in a merry mood.
So give me my laces and silks."
"Yes," said the eldest of the three,
"it is just as she said. Laces and silks
am his mania."
further. Let it suffice to say that ne
was the victim of an infamous plot, by
which he had been cheated out of his
goods and conducted to a mad house.—
When the matter became apparent he
raved incessantly, attempting to force
his way out, until finally he was over
powered, and accommodated with a
straight-jacket. He was then put into
a room for the night, and left to his re
flections, which were disagreeable e
enough. The next morning the physi
cian waited upon him, when he begged,
as a favor, that he might be permitted
to write to his partner. The privilege
was accorded, as much to gratify a sup
posed whim, as from any other motive,
for the physician was fully impressed
with the idea that the poor merchant was
mad. In a couple of hours his sanity
was established by the evidence of his
partner and some friends who were
alarmed at his unaccountable absence.
An explanation ensued, when it was
stated that the lady who made off with
the laces and silks had been several
times to the hospital to make arrange
ments for the reception of her brother,
who was represented to be insane on the
subject of dry goods. On the first and
second visit she was accompanied by an
elderly gentleman who passed as her
"dear papa." Nothing was heard of
the daring woman who carried out so
adroitly and successfully this consum
mate piece of roguery. By common
consent the whole matter was kept from
the world, nor would it be known now,
but that the principal actor has gone to
" that bourne from whence no traveller
A TOOTH DISCHARGED FROM THE EAR.
—The London Lancet for December has
a letter from Dr. Coates, giving an ac
count of the case of an old man whom
he found suffering with a severe pain in
one side of the face and head, which ,
were highly inflamed and swollen. Fo
tnentations, poultices, &c., were applied
for two or three days without avail.—
One night in a fit of sneezing forced out
of the ear, which had discharged pus, a
piece of bone that proved to be one of
the wisdom teeth of the upper jaw.—
After that ho soon recovered.
"IV YOU EVER MARRY," said my one k.
" let it be to a woman who has judgi, !,
enough to superintend the work of I,
own house; taste enough to dress ' ,:
self neatly ; pride enough to wash 1 , , •
self before breakfast; and sense en. ,•
to hold her tongue when she has : , -11
ing to say."
ANECDOTE.—The servant of a hli
" Sox, what makes your nose red 1"--- 1 sian officer one day met a croney. -.1
inquired how he got along with hi - :' :i
P V T!
, i , ul p s r h e i p
got! H a o
friendw do I
out " master. "0, excellently !" ant. -, ~
i makee n d sh
thatip . ' '
who is very fond of brandy, and he is the servant, "we live on very ft ~,!
too weak to take it strong. I've consti- terms, every morning we beat eat ,i
tuted myself his taster." ers coats ; the only difference is h- ,1,
— off to be beaten, and I keep mi, , r
Gen. Anaya, the newly elected Presi
dent of Mexico, was in the battle of the The Legislature of Ohio has raft'
Bth January, 1815, acting as a sort of to make adultery punishable as a cite
i aid-de-camp to Gen. Jackson. 32 to 28.
EDITOR AND PROP RIETOR
WHOLE NO, 628,
Alexander Hamilton was once applied
to as counsel, by a man having guardian ,
ship of several orphans. These infants
would on their coming of age, succeed
to a large and valuable estate, of which
there were some defects in the title
deeds. This fact, and the manner in
which it. happened ; was known only to ,
the guardian, who wished to employ
Hamilton as ir counsel to vest in himself
the title of the estate.
He related the whole affhir circum
stantially,nnd was requested to call again
before he would venture to give his ad
vice in a matter of so much importance.
On his second visit, Hamilton read over
to him the minute's of their preVious con
versation that he had reduced to wri
ting, and asked him if the statement
was correct. On giving an answer in
the affirmative ; Hamiltou replied, "You
are now completely in my power, and I
look upon myself as the guardian of the
unhappy children. Take my advice—
settle with them honorably to the whole
amount, or I will hull you from your
skin." It is proper to add that the ad ,
vice was punctually followed.—U. States
Slander And Detraction.
The true ehristinn never indulges in
evil speaking. It is mean and coward
ly, and the sure indication of a lotV vul
gar mind. A woman given to this vice
is generally little less than a monster.
Show me such a one, and I would avoid
her as I would the deadly poison of the
Upas tree, which throws a blight upon
everything within its reach. There is
one circumstance attending the sin of
slander, which renders it peculiarly in
jurious—the difficulty of calculating the
ill effects produced by it. When once
you have uttered the words of slander,
it is no longer in your power to stop their
progress—they travel from one io anoth
er into general circulation. "Behold,"
says the Apostle, "what a great fire a
little spark kindleth !" How many are
the griefs caused by exaggerated re
ports ! how may the peace of families be
destroyed by them! The discords and
quarrels in neighborhoods may frequent
ly be traced to this malignant sonree—
iiiiiiiiSt one alioffier, Lind muiiter` has
been the consequence. Many are the
individuals who owe their ruin to the
thoughtless and ill-natured discourse of
their neighbors. •
ECONOMY.-At the recent Railroad cel
ebration in New Hampshire, a large num
ber who remained in Lebanon, were
sadly puzzled to find accomodations over
night. A worthy inhabitant of that place
declares that such was the rush, that, in
one instance there was but one bed for
fifty persons! In this dilemma the fol
lowing expedient was adopted—two per
sons took possession of the bed, and, be
ing much fatigued, were soon sound a
sleep; they were then carefully remov
ed and set up against the wall. This
process was repeated till the whole fifty
were disposed of.
MASSACIIIIMITTS.—Gov. Briggs' Address
to the Massachusetts Legislature reveals
a remarkable state of prosperity.—The
receipts during 1847, including $8,62
of a balance on hand, on the first day of
that year, amount to $508,990; the ex
penditures to $478,756: leaving a bal
ance in the Treasury of $40,535. The
State owes only $1,147,300, being fe,-
[ its stock in the Western Railroad,
is a very valuable and productive invu,
meat. There is no State tax imposed
upon the people, because there is ILO
need of it. All the economical, educa
tional and benevolent institutions appear
Ito be in the most prosperous condition.
A clegyman reading the burial serviec
over an Irish corpse, and having lort.t
which sex it was, on coming to that p,.
of the ceremony, which reads thus, ".
dear brother, or sister," the revel. ,
gentleman stopped, and seeing on,
the mourners near him, whispered, -1
it a brother or sister I" Pat answer,:
"Tin neither,—'tis only a relation."