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hY JAMES CLARK
VOL. XIII, NO. 15.
Retailers of aterehandize.
Classification of Retailers of Merchan
dize in Huntingdon county, by the
"Appraiser of Mercantile Tases" for
the year commencing the Ist day of
May A..D. 1848, viz:
Class. Of License,
Bucher & Porter
Moore & Swoope,
Henry C. t%
12 $l2 50
13 10 00
13 10 00
14 7 00
14 7 00
Spencer & Hammond,
A. W. Graft, & Ce.,*
J. & J. Irvine & Co.,
Blair & Madden,
Thos. E. Orbison, & Co.,
Isett & Wigton,
David Et hire,
James Henderson, •
E. B. Orbison & co.,
A. C. Blair & co.,
John S. [sett,
G. & J. H. Shoenbcrger,
Slierb, Stewart & co.,
Ingrain & co.,
Isett & Harnish,
Irvin, Green & co.,
k W. Buchanan,
Fisher & MeMurtrie, 12
J. & W. Saxton, 12
John N. Prowell,
Swoope & Africa, 1.1.
11. E. &. W. McMonde, 14
Thomas Read & Son, 12
\V ill iam Dorris, 13.
Dr. Williatn Swoop°, 13
William Stewart,* 14
T. K. Simonton, 14.
George A. Steel, 14
Johnston & Long, 14
George Hartley, 14.
Moses Strolls°, 13
Mayer Lesberger, 14
Benjamin Snare, . 14
Achon lownsh . p.
Couch & Cummins, 14
Robert Maiirney, 14
Mitchell & Vance,
S. P. Wallace, & co., 13
Geo. H. Steiner ► 13
Irvine & Kessler,
Pot ler township.
S. Hatfield & co.,
Jos. Green & co.,
A. & N. Creswell,
Jolilt Porter & Son,
Allen 0, Brown, 13
Joint Long & co., 13
Henry Brewster, 13
John Lutz,* 11
. . ..
Samuel 11. Bell , 13
A...; E. Plummer, 13
Madden & Blair, 13
A. C. Blair & Co.,
Bonbon Trexler's heirs, 11
Walker loam Alp.
James Campbell,*' 13 15 00
Given & Orludy, 13 10 00
(7 unnin p,liain & Myton, 13 10 00
Edwin P. Shoenberger, 13 10 00
Warriortanat k township.
Benjamin F. Patton, 13 10 00
.... 10 00
Those marked thus ( 5 ) sell liquor.
NOTICE is hereby given to the above
named Dealers in Merchan,dize, that 1
will attend at the Commissioners Office
in the borough of Huntingdon, on Thurs
day the 13th day of April next, for the
purpose of hearing persons who may
desire to appeal from the above classifi
cation, as to the amount of their sales
for the previous year.
Those eC Cie 12th class are estimated
to sell to the amount of $lO,OOO and
loss than $15,000 ; those of the 13th to
the amount of $5,000 and less than
$lO,OOO ; those of the 14th to an amount
less than $5,000. When liquors are
sold, fifty per cent. in addition is char
ged. SMYTH READ,
.1 MI 'r :Vcreantik
SPRING mILLxwEnT #F OObB
John Stone & Sons,
iMPORTEDS AND utAugns in
Silks, Ribbons and Millinery Goods,
No. 45 South Second street,
Have received by the late arrivals from France,
(chiefly of their own importation,) a new and
very rich assortment of
Spring allainery Goods,
To which they will constantly be making midi
Lions. They have now in Store—
Silks for casing bonnets, of all prices.
Fancy Bonnet and Cap Ribbons, a beautiful
Plain Mantua and Satin Ribbons, all widths.
French and A inc: ican Artificial Fawers,in great
Peril Chip Hats.
Crapes, Crape Litters.
y Bonnet and Cap Nets.
Buckram. Willow, Crown., Tipn, &c., &c.
And all articles needed for the Millinery Trade.
in' The attention of Merchants nod Milliners
visiting the city is particularly requested to our
stock, as it will he found far more extensive than
that of any other house in out line, and the prices
march 2 848.
JAS. PEROT. C. .1. HOFFBIA:V. SANSOM
Perot, Hoffman & Co.
Forwarding and General Commission merchants,
No. 41 North Wharves and 93 North I , ‘ ater
Are prepared to receive and forward Goods to all
pointson the Juniata, with promptness and des
patch, at as low rates of freight as any other
Plaster and salt comeantly on hand, for sale at
the lowest market rates.
tr:7 Liberal advances made on Produce.
References—Dutith & Humphreys, anklin
Platt & Co , Len, Hunker & Co., Barclay &
Kennedy, Philadelphia; Robert Thompson,
Thompsontown) H. C. Gallaher, Mifllintowrt ;
J. & J. Milliken, F'. McCoy and 0. P. Duncan,
Lewistown; Lloyd & Graff, Hollidaysburg ;John
Porter, Alexandria; Irvin, Green & Co., Mill
lipririff Fashion of Hats at
THE GREAT CENTRAL
C2?T•2 L.W JaVIDI
HAT AND CAP STORE,
No. 284 Market Street, Ninth door above Eighth
Street, South side,
l I IHE sulocriber takes this method to return his
tha lks to the people of the county of Hun
tingdon for the very literal share of patronage
which they have extended towards him for the
last few months, and would call their a'tention to
the fact that he has now introduced his Seam;
FASHION OF GKNTLEmEN's Hots, which for beau
ty, neatness and durability, cannot be excelled by
any other establishment in this city. This stock
comprises the ihacan, N vrn a, Bs tont, Russ' A,
SILK and MOLE SKIN If Vrti of all styles aril
qualities, together with n very large assortment of
CLOTH, VELVET, PLUSH, Frit nod GLAZED lines.
Country Merchlnts and others ere respectfully
invited to examine the stock. which they will find
it their advantage to do before purchasing, as it is
his determination,having adopted the cash system,
to sell fur Cus/t unlv, and at the 1 , west price,
JOAN FAREIRA, Jr.
284 Market street, south side, above Eighth.
Cheapest in the World !
Steam Relined kgar Candies,
It 3 as
. per pound, Wholesale.
r J. RICHA RDSON, No. 42 Mr tket Stieet,
•J • rut LAneLeuti, takes pleasure in informirg
the public. that ho still continues to bell his very
Superior Steam R. lined Candy at the low price
of $12.20 per 100 pounds, and the quality Is
equal to arty manufactured in the Celled Sta:es
He also offers all kinds of goods in the Crinfee-
. Thrit line at corresponding low
p• ices, as prick oaks and small profits are the or
der of the day.
Call or send your orders. and you CIIIIIIOt fail to
be satisfied. Don't forget the number, 42 Market
Mad, Ph.t.rldplria. .
J. J. RICHARDSON
march 7'16 -am.
WEAVLNG & DYEING.
►THE submit), r, residing two miles east of Shir
t leysloirg, ill the shop formerly Deco ied by
Wyk! Long, wishes to inform the public that he
will curry Ott the
in all its various branches. Also—Carpeting,
Olrthltig & Ingrain. Also, Dye every variety of
shades of colour. Having served a term of six
years with said Long, he assures the public that
he understands the above business. and by strict
attention he hopes to merit it liberal share of pub
lic patronage. For the accommodation of custo
mers, work will be taken in at Fisher and McMut ,
trio's Store, Huntingdon ; at Kessler's Store, Mill
Creek; at Jacob Eby's, Path Valley.
rnh7.3m.] WM. KEEFER.
Estate of Esther Clarke, late of the
borough of Huntingdon, deceased.
VOTICK is hereby given that Letters
of Administration on the estate of
said dec'd, have been granted to the un
dersiged. All persons knowing them
selves indebted to said estate are re
quested to make immediate payment,
and those having claims or demands
against the same, to present them, duly
authenticated, fin• settlement to
ANNIE C. CLARKE, Admix.
ARTHUR H. CLARKE Adm'r
[CORRECT PRINCIPLES-SUPPORTED BY TRUTH.I
HUNTINGDON, PA., TUESDAY, APRIL 1L 184 ;
Ages of Life.
'the Mort Wd live, more brief appro.?
Our life's snteeetling stages ,
A day to childhood WO, a year,
And years like pealing ages.
The gladsome current of our youth?
Ere pilsffi an yet disorders,
Scala lingering like a river smooth,
Along its grassy borders.
When joys have lost their bloom and breath,
And life itself is vapid,
Why, as we near the falls of Death,
Feel we its tide more rapid ?
It may be strange, yet who would change
Time's course to slower speeding,
When one by one our friends have gone,
And left our bosoms bleeding ?
Heaven gives our years of fading strength
And those of youth a SEEMING LENGTH,
Proportioned to their sweetness.
As o'er the past sad memory strays,
What blissful limns I view;
And as I view, I ask in vain,
Sweet hours, where are you?
In the gay morning of my life,
Bright were the flowers that wow
Around my gleaming, gleesome path,
But oh! I've plucked but few.
They shone OR meteors in the sky,
Or as tho shooting star,
That gives a momentary light,
Then flies to worlds afar.
So the fair promise of my yonth,
So the sweet light it gave,
It brightly shone above my head,
Then sank beneath the wave
Of time's resistfese onward course,
Whose ebbing, flowing tide,
As season. alternate the same.
Where Italic has lived and died.
LETTER PRONE HON. /AMEX
The following letter, from Hon: James
Cooper, will be read with interest ;
Rome February 5, 1848.
DEAR SIR :—Pursunnt to
I made you on leaving home ; I am about
to address you a fete lines, which Will
derive most of their value from the fact
that they Were penned within a stone's
throw of the Forum of old Rome. I have
been four or five days in this city, so
full of the monuments of past ages,
speaking of times and things and men,
all which they have outlived. The Col
iseum is standing where its founder pla
ced it, still almost entire; and hard by
it, is the fountain in which the gladia
tors who survived the combat in which
they were engaged, washed the wounds
which they had received. In the midst
of the modern city stands the Pantheon,
in a state of preservation which is won
derful, when it is recollected that it was
built several centuries before the Chris
tian Era. The gods have been removed
from the niches which they occupied, to
the galleries of modern Rome, where
they stand as monuments of ancient ge
nius in the art of sculpture. The col
umn erected to Titus for his victory
over the Jews, as well as the triumphal
arch through which he made his entry
into Rome, is still entire with its ban re
lief, representing the assault upon the
city of Jerusalem; and some of the tro
phies which he carried away with him,
especially the seven candlesticks and
the golden table of the sanctuary. The
arch of Driisus is also still standing, as
perfect as the day it was built. It spans
the great Appian Way, which, like the
arch, attests the solidity of thel work
manship of the ancients. This Way is
still in repair, and constitutes for about
twenty miles the present road to Comm
and Naples. Along this great road was
the burial place of many of the distin
guished Romans. Not far from the city,
by the side of it, are the tombs of the
Scipios and the Cornelii.
But a description of the ruins of
Rome, such as I could give you in a let
ter of ordinary length, would afford you
but little satisfaction. If we should both
live to meet, I will some day give you a
description which will be more extend
ed and more satisfactory. I will there
fore devote the balance of my sheet to
a description of things that are more
modern, and scarcely of less interest.
In architecture, Rome, in some re
spects, exceeds all the rest of the world.
St. Peter's is a wonder of architectural
skill. Its dimensions, as a whole, are
greater than any other building in the
world ; but, notwithstanding this, you
are not at all struck with either its ex
tent, superficially, or its height, when
approaching it. There is such a har
mony in the proportion of every thing,
that you are deceived in regard to the
vastness of the edifice. I will mention
one fact in illustration of this. On en
tering the church, near the altar you
see a cherub ou either hand, which ap
pears to be the size of an infant, two or
three months old. As you approach
you remain deceived as to the size, un
til you come to examine them closely,
when you discover that they are gigan
tic marble statues, much larger than the
largest sized men. In looking at the
vast ceilings, you wonder how such
arches ever were sprung, and almost
feel that the genius and power which
was afficient for such a purpose might
have built the vault of heaven itself.—
Every new view of St. Peters increases
the awe with which you behold it. The
men at work upon its cupola look, from
the ground, like flies creeping about up
on it. But you have seen better descrip
tions of this world renowned edifice than
I can give yoq. •
Many of tfie' 011 e -ties of Rome are
filled with paintings at4d sculpture of the
great old masters. At the capitol are
two or three of the most renowned
works of art, extant in the world. The
Belvidere appall°, a statue by Phidias,
is the second, if not the first, statue
in the world. In the judgment of most
persons, the Venus de .Medici, at Flor ,
ence. by Cleomenes or Praxiteles, (it is
not gscertained which,) is regarded as
the chef d' convere of sculpture. This
is my opinion, though I pretend to but
little skill in such matters. But with
out entering into the controversy which
amateurs wage on the subject, it is
enough to say, that it is astonishing how
the chisel should ever have imparted to
the shapeless block of marble, such
perfection of form, such inimitable ex
pression and life-like appearance as
these statues possess. In looking at the
Venus, in the Ducal Gallery, at Florence,
you can almost fancy that you see her
breathe, that you see her becoming an
imated with thought and life. Another
of the great wonders of art at Rome, is
the Dying Gladiator, executed likewise
in marble. Here again you stand, as
tonished at the power which genius pos
tsesses to make even the cold stone
speak. In the countenance of the dy
ing gladiator, you see depicted the un
shaken courage which carried him
through the combat ; but you see like
wise the bitter grief which rings his
heart, as his lust thoughts turn upon his
Wife and children, who are far away in
the forests of the north ; from which he
was himself torn by his cruel conquer
ors. I cannot now particularize all the
works of excellence of this sort which
Rome contains. She is regarded as the
richest city in the world in statuary; !
while Florence is regarded the richest
in Paintings. At Florence are collected
the master pieces of the most eminent
painters that ever lived. There Raphael,
the greatest of them all, is represented
by his Madona Della Seggiola; Titian
by his Madeline ; Guido by his Lucre
tia ; Carlo Dolce by his Madeline; An
drea Del Sarto by his Holy Family ;
Domenchino by his Annunciation ; Sass
Ferato by his Virgin, &c., &c. Previ
ously to my visit to Florence, I cured but
little about paintings; but when I saw
the Madona Della Seggiola of Raphael,
and the Madelines of Titian and Carlo
Dolce ' I found there was a latent spark
of enthusiasm in my heart which only
wanted kindling to become a flame.
1 1 You know that lam not able to expend
money upon the fine arts ; but I could
not leave Florence without purchasing
copies of the great masterpieces of Ra
phael, Carlo Dolce, Guercino, Sasn Fe
rate, &c. I have shipped them to Bos
ton, where they will probably arrive be
fore I leave Italy. I shall remain at
Rome until after the Carnival, which
will be the middle of March. I will then
proceed to Milan, Venice, and across to
Triest, and go thence to Paris by the
way of Vienna, Dresden, Berlin, Gatti
gen, &c. I will probably remain in Paris
until the middle of 'kitty, when I will
cross over to England, pay a short visit
to Ireland and Scotland, and embark for
my own country about the last of May.
I need not assure you that I 1611 be re•
juiced to take my friends, who have al
ways been so kind to me, by the hand
once more. I have seen Pope Pius; he
is a good man, disposed to.do everything
he can for the happiness of his people.
But he has many difficulties in his way.
The nobility and clergy are opposed to
reform. But Italy is all alive with the
spirit of freedom, which cannot be re
pressed. I was in Naples (luring the
revolution, and saw all the war, which.
resulted in the grant of a constitution
by the King to the people.
Your friend, trul,
Hon. Geo. Smyser, Gettysburg, Pa.
8 Gentle Reproof.
One day Zechariah Hadgson was going
to his daily avocations after breakfast,
he purchased a fine codfish, and sent it
home, with directions to his wife to have
it cooked for dinner. As no particular
mode of cooking it was prescribed, the
good woman well knew that, whether
she boiled it or made it into chowder, l►cr
husband would scold her when he came
home. But she resolved to please him
once, if possible, and therefore cooked
portions of it several different ways.—
She also, with some difficulty, procured
an amphibious animal from a brook back
of the house, and plumped it into the
pot. In due time her husband came
home; some covered dishes were placed
on the table, and with frowning, fault
finding look, the moody man commenced
, the conversation.
" Well, wife, did you get the fish 1
"Yes, my dear."
"I should like to know bow you have
cooked it. I will bet anythingyou hale
spoiled it for my eating. (Taking off
the cover.) I thought so.- What in cre
ation possessed yob 16'frt it f I would
ale litf eat a boiled frog."
" Why, my dear ! I thought you loved
it best fried."..
"You ditlni . tAint oily such thing.--
You ktlow better—l never loved fried
fish—why did't you boil it'!
"My dear, the last time we had fresh
fish, you know I boiled it, and you said
you liked it best fried. But I have
boiled some, also."
So saying she lifted a cover, and lo!
the shoulders of a cod, nicely boiled,
was neatly deposited in a dish, a sight
of which would hare made ati epicure
rejoice, but which only added tfo the ill
nature of her husband.
"A pretty dish, this, exclaimed he.
"Boiled fish, chips and porridge. If you
had not been one of the most stupid of
women kind, you would hare made it in
His patient wife, with a smile, imme•
diately placed a tureen before him con•
taming an excellent chowder.
" My dear," said she, " 1 was resolved
to please you—there is your favorite
"Favorite dish, indeed," grumbled
the discomfited husband. "I dare say
it is an unpalatable, wishy-washy mess.
I would rather have a boiled frog than
the whole of it,"
This was a common expression of his,
and bad been anticipated by his wife,
who, as soon as the preference was ex
pressed, uncovered a large dish near her
husband, and there was a large BULL
FROG, of portentous dimensions, and
pugnacious aspect, stretched out at full
length. Zachariali sprung from his
chair not a little frightened at the otrex ,
"Ny dear," said his wife, in a kind,
entreating tone, " I hope you will at
length be able to make a dinner."
Zachnriah could not stand this. His
surly mood was finally overcome, and
he burst into a hearty laugh. He ac ,
hnowledged that his wife was light, and
that he was wrong ; and declared that
s'►e should never have occasion to read
hin► such another lesson : and he was as
good as his word.
The Course of Love.
The course of true love never did run
smooth°, said Master Shakspeare sever
al years ago, and in his day it was the
truth. But the truth now is, that the
course of true love runs just about as
It pleases, Witness the two examples
The staid and demure citizens of our
little sister city across the river,Brook.
lyn, have been in a high state of eireite
meat for some days past, in consequence
of one of those strange occurrences
which makes us sometimes exclaim,
that fact is stranger than fiction. One
of the wealthiest and most fashionable
men of that city had . . been appointed
guardian for his niece, an heiress to
very large amount of property ; dad a
most beautiful and accomplished girl.
The guardian has lately at intettals,
received anonymous letters, in different
handwritings, intimating in a delicate
way, that the sooner he discharged from
his service a coachman whom lie had in
his employ, the more it would be to the
peace of his family, and ultimately to
his benefit. At first he paid no atten
tion to these letters, but so many of
them were directed to him, that, lest
the misgivings of his friends, for the
tone of the letters showed that they
were his friends, might turn out true,
and be realized, lie determined upon
discharging his coachman and hiring
another in his place.
He accordingly called him into his
study, inquired how much he was its his
debt, and being informed of the amount,
lie paid it and told him he did not wish
his services any longer. The announce
ment took the coachman by surprise.—
He regretted very much being dischar
ged, hoped and believed he had done
his duty faithfully, and would continue
to exert himself to give satisfaction, if
the gentleman would continue him in
his employ. The gentleman was well
pleased with his coachman, had no fault
to find with him. but ha de,ir,il to no,L•
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR
WIND, NO. (337,
a change and could not thitil of keeping
him any longer.
The coachman;• seeing dint his em•
ployer was deterthined on discharging
him, matle'rio further effort to alter his
determitation, but said he hoped hie
etripldyer *ould allow him to take hie
wifewith fre said he certainly
had no objection, and it was a strange'
request to ask from him. It was the'
first time, however, that he heard he
was married. "Oh yes," replied the'
coachman, "I have been married these'
six months to your niece."
The uncle vner hetror struck—he ra=
ved and he' praheed more' maniac'
than esiMe•man. Finally ; he got coots
made' inquiries in relation t to the' mot ,
ter, and from the lips of his own niece'
*aimed the truth °Phis coachman's efilvy,
The above is related ih a recent letter
of the New . York corresp ondent of the
#hiladelphiit Inquirer. '144 following
—if not' quite so romantia; a little more
extraordinary—is from' the New York
A gentleman' residing in a Southern
State, was it. regular correspondent of a
c'ettainw periodical in'New York, which
'Modifier was chiefly edited by the
daughter of the proprietor. In process
a time the gentleman and lady alluded
to became pretty well acquainted with
each other, and corresponded in a friend
ly manner. The former, to make a
long story short,' fell in love with the
as yet reseed' lady, and offered her his
ham! riti. Marriage: After mature eelib
ermic,h, the love wasrtecepted. His next
step was to visit Pete York where he
kept himself out of the way of his in
tended Wife; though both were making
arrangements for their union. The day
I was fixed, also the hour, and the friends
of the lady were assembled in her fa
ther's mansion, and she was ready to
I become a bride. At this stage' of the
proceedings a gentleman made his ap
pearance, heralded by his card. He was
recognized as the future son-in-law and
husband, and was warmly welcomed by
all present, the lady in the meanwhile
standing among her friends completely
veiled. The clergyman now stepped
forward, and the marriage ceremony
was performed ; then it was that the
husband first fixed his eyes upon the
eyes and countenance of his *We.
I'm too Busy.
A mEntuANI set at his office desk,. va
ritius letters ter spread before him ;
his whole being was absorbed in the in
tricacies of his business.
A zealous friend of mankind eritered
the office. "I want to interest you a lit
tle in a new effort for the temperance
cause," said.the good man.
The merchant cut him off by replying:
I , Sir yßou must excuse me, but really
I'm too busy to attend to that subject now.
"But, sir, intemperance is vii the in.
drenseamong us," said his friend.
" Is it ! I'm sorry, but I'm too busy at
present to do anything."
66 When shall I call again, sir'! "
I cannot tell, l'tn very busy. I'm
busy every day. Excuse Me, sir. I wish
you a good morning.' Then bowing the
intruder out of the office, he resumed the
study of his papers.
The merchant had frequently repulsed
the friends of humanity in this manner.
No Matter *het twits their object, he
*as ditird . xs too busy to listen to their
elahrts, He had even told his minister
that he was too busy for anything but
to make money.
But one morning a disagreeable stran
ger stepped very softly to his side, lay
ing, a cold moist hand upon his brow,
And saying " go home with me."
The merchant laid down his pen ; his
head grew dizzy ; his stomach felt faint
and sick ; he left the counting room ;
went home and retired to his bed cham
His Unitekerne visiter had followed
him, and now took his place by the bed
side, whispering ever and anon, "you
must go with me."
A cold chill settled on the merchant's
heart ; dim spectres of ships, notes,
houses and lands, flitted before his exci
ted mind. Still his pulse beat slower,
his heart, moved heavily, thick films
gathered over his eyes, and his tongue
refused to speak ! Then the merchant
knew that the name of his visiter was
All other claimants on his attention,
except the friends of Mammon, had al
ways found a quick dismissal, in the
magic phraze, " I'm too busy." Human
ity, Mercy, Religion, had alike begged
his influence, means and attention in
vain. But when death came, the excuse
was powerless; he was compelled to
have leisure to die.
Let us beware bow we make ourselves
too busy to secure life's great end
When the excuse rises to our lips, and
we are about to say we are too busy tc.
do good, let us remember we cannot be
tnn his to die.