Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, October 31, 1848, Image 1

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BY virtue of sundry writs of Lev.
Fa. and Vend. Ex. now in my
hands, I will sell at the Court House
in the borough of Huntingdon, on Mon
day the 13th day of November next, at
10 o'clock, A. M., at public vendue or
outcry, the following described Real
Estate, viz:
All that certain tract or parcel of
land situate in Dublin township, Hun
tingdon county, containing about 110
acres, more or less, bounded by lands
of John Appleby on the North East,
William Appleby on the East, William
Doyle on the South, and 14 illiam
Clymanr on the West, having there
on ert..ted a small log house and
cabin barn, and about 70 acres cleared
thereon. Seized, taken in execution,
and to be sold as the property of James
ALSO.—AII that certain tract of land
situate in Springfield township, Black
Log Valley, Huntingdon county, con
taining about 200 acres, more or less,
bounded on the north by Eli Lock, on
the west by Greenbury Ramsey, and by
the Shade mountainon the east, with a
small improvement thereon. Seized,
taken in execution, and to be sold as the
property of Jesse Banks.
ALSO—AII that certain lot of ground
situate in the town of Cassville, Cass
township, Huntingdon county, fronting
on the street 66 feet and extending
back about 165 feet, bounded by Joshua
Greenland and Isaac Ashton, having
thereon erected a small log house &c.
Seized, taken in execution, and to be
sold as the property of Isaac Deeter.
ALSO—AII the right, title and inter.
cut of the defendant in and to a certain
tract of patented land situate in Dublin
township, Huntingdon county, contain•
ing one hundred and sixty acres or
thereabouts, adjoining lands of Samuel
Campbell, William Marshall, Hugh
Campbell and others, having thereon a
good bank barn, and a double log house,
a good orchard and a well of water at
the door. Seized, taken in execution,
and to be sold as the property of George
Whitaker, the said defendant.
ALSO—AII those two certain lots of
ground situate in the borough of Alex.
andria, Huntingdon county, adjoining
lots of Andrew M'Clure and -Francis
Conner, fronting each 60 feet on the
north side of Second street, and extend
in, back at right angles to said street
200 feet to second alley and marked in
the general plan of said town No's. 74
and 75, thereon erected a frame dwel
ling horse and a frame ,table. Seized,
taken in eaecntion and to be sold as the
property of Solomon Baker.
ALSO—AII that certain tract, peice
or parcel of land devised by the last
Will and testament of Jacob Gooshorn
dec'd to the Defendant John G'ooshorn,
containing about twenty acres be the
same more or less, situate in Tell town
ship, adjoining lands of William Goos
horn, Christian Coots, Samuel M'Fea
ters and others nearly all of which is
cleared—having thereon a log Grist
Mill, a Saw Mill, a log dwelling house,
a small frame house, and a stable. Seiz
ed, taken in execution and to be sold as
the property of John Gooshorn, sr.
ALSO—A piece of ground situate in
the town of Graysport, Huntingdon Co.
situate on the side of a hill being 150
feet by 490 feet—fronting on the North
on the road leading to Canoe Nalley 150
feet more or less, bounded on the West
and South by land of Michael Low, and
on the East by lots of Elizabe h Curley
—ALSO one other piece of land in said
town of Graysport lying along the bank
of the River between the street and the
River, and oppo,ite lots owned by Abra
ham Isenberg, extending along said Riv
er 100 feet. Seized, taken in execution
and to be sold as the property of John
W. Baum.
ALSO— All that certain small tract
or parcel of land lying on the east 1
branch of Stone Creek in Jackson town
ship containing twenty one acres be the
same more or less adjoining lands of
Samuel Shaddle on the east, Thomas
Smith on the south, Robert Cummins on.
the west, Jos. Heffly on the north, about
two acres of which are cleared, having
thereon erected a small two story log
house and frame stable. Seized, taken
in execution and to be sold as the proper
ty of James McAlevy.
Sheriff's Office, Sheriff.
Huntingdon, Oct. 16,1848.
/9'CI.)@:I I LICZ:iIUe
IS hereby given to all persons interested, that
the Trust account of Joshua Greenland and
Caleb hwoope. iseigneen of Dr. Jacob M. Cover,
late of Caen townehip,has been filed in the office
of the Prothonotary of the Court of C.qnmon
Prase of Huntingdon county, and that the same
will be presented to the mid Court or the second
Monday of November next, for confirmation and
Oct. i 7, 104 q
Love thi# Love Ever.
Love on, love ever ! while the heart
With joyful passion thrills,
Or feels one blest emotion start,
Within its silent cells
Let gentle thoughts and fond desires
Within it still abide ;
And day by day renew the fires,
That passion first supplied.
Love on, love ever I whilst we live
We'll know no purer bliss ;
And bounteous fate can never give
A recompense for this.
And oh ! were heaven bereft of love,
'Twould be so dark and drear,
That saints would leave their thrones above,
And seek a dwelling here,
Love on, love ever'—let it be
The motto of the heart !
And kept with faithful constancy,
'Till life and strength depart.
And when unto a nobler sphere,
Our longing souls are giv'n,
Perchance the love which binds us here
May be renewed in heaven.
Millard Fillmore.
We cut the following beautiful figure and
high compliment to our candidate for the Vire
Presidency from the Independent Monitor, a
good Whig paper printed at Tuscaloosa, Ala
bama, where it appears as editorial
There is a structure standing on a
rock in the English Channel, called the
Eddystone lighthouse. It lifts its lan
tern more than seventy feet above the
high water mark ; and when storms
arise, it is lashed by surges more furi
ous than assail any other structure erec
ted by human hands. High up above
its calm and steady light, the angry wa
ters shake their foamy manes, and bend
ing over it, hang suspended in a fearful
liquid canopy. But when the storm
wind ceases, and the vexed waves once
more subside, there stands the light
house unharmed still, and its tranquil
light streams out calm and steady as
before. The political tempest which
has been raging about the head of Mr.
FILLMORE, can be compared in violence,
only to those natural storms which assail
this celebrated tower. The waves of
calumny and Invective have dashed
themselves against him in vain. One
after another they have fallen back im
potent at his feet. The storm has ex
pended itself—its force is utterly exhaus•
ted—and there still stands Mr. Fillmore,
uninjured by its rage. We are proud of
our candidate for the Vice Presidency.
Firm as the Eddy-stone light-house, inn
pregnable as the Rock of Gibralter i be
is proof against every violence—he can
not be overthrown, and lie cannot be
A SMART Doc.—A Shepherd once, to
prove the quickness of his dog, who
was lying before the fire in the house
where we were talking, said to me in
the middle of a sentence concerning
something else—l'm thinking, sir, the
cow is in the potatoes. Though he pur
posely laid no stress on these words,
and said them in a quiet, unconcerned
tone of voice, the dog, who appeared to
be asleep, immediately jumped up, and
leaping through an open window, sera!).
bled up to the turf roof of the house,
from which he could see the potatoes!
He then (not seeing the cow there,) ran
and looked into the barn where she was,
and finding that all was right, came
back to the house. After a short time
the Shepherd said the same words again,
and the dog repeated his look out; but
on the false alarm being a third time
given, the dog got up, wagged his tail,
looked hie master in the face, with so
comical an expression of interrogation,
that he could not help laughing aloud at
him, on which with a slight growl, he
laid himself down in his warm corner !
with an offended air, as if determined i
not to be made a fool of again.
Said a venerable farmer of eighty
years, to a relative on a visit to him,' 1
have lived on this farm more than half
a century. 1 have no desire to change
my residence as long as I live on earth.
1 have no wish to be any richer than I
now am. I have worshipped the God
of my fathers with the same people
more than forty years. During that pe
riod I have scarcely ever been absent
from the sanctuary on the Sabbath, and
have never lost more than one commu
nion season. I have never been confin
ed to a bed of sickness for a single day.
The blessings of God have been richly
spread around me, and I hare made up
my mind long ago, that if I wished to
be any happier, I must have more reli
gion than I have at present."
Hon. Mr. Cabell, of Florida, lately ob
tained a claim of some $l,lOO for a
Democratic constituent, and sent him
the sum under his frank. The Demo
crat upon receiving the package, and
seeing the frank of Mr. Cabell, thought
it was a Whig document, and was just
on the point of throwing it into the fire,
when a sober second thought' prompt.
ed him to open it, and he discovered to
his joy the eleven hundred dollars,
which were saved as a " brand from the
Taylor as a Farmer and Master.
" The "Philadelphia Platform" pub
lishes extracts from a letter written by
Gen. Taylor at Corpus Christi, Novell'.
cer 13, 1845, to his agent in Mississippi
concerning the management of his farm
and the care he desired taken of his ser
vants in his absense. The directions
contained in the lettershows a man who
knows how to develop, to husband, and
to direct the energies and resources of a
farm as well as of an army. Indeed the
minutest details do not escape his notice.
Upon the farm as well as in the field
Gen. Taylor closely resembles General
Washington, who displayed the same en
ergy, system and order at the head of
the revolutionary forces. But there are
some extracts from Gen. Taylor's letter
which we must lay before our readers,
as beautifully illustrative of the wisdom,
the prudence and at the same time, the
unbounded generosity of his character.
4 . I hope you will not let spinning es
cape your vigilent eye, particularly as
far as making your linsey is concerned,
as well as any thing else that you may
find it convenient to manufacture, not
forgetting the experiment of trying the
making of comforts us a substitute for
blankets. I am decidedly in favor of
making every thing we want, as far as it
can be done on the plantation, for the ad
age is correct, that what ever is saved is
gained, in addition to which my motto is
to save every thing that is made."
Here speaks the good farmer, as well
as the wise man, whose lesson of econo
my, so pithily set forth in the last line,
is worthy the attention of all the young
men of the country, of the poor, who
would become rich, and of the rich, who
would not see the inheritance of their
fathers pass into the hands of strangers.
And, we may add, that which is good
for an individual, would be good for the
nation. Well would it be for our coun
try, if she would adopt as her own pol
icy this prudent sentimeut of Gen. Tay
lor, and " make every thing we want as
far as it can be done in our own country,
for the adage is correct, that whatever
is saved is gained, in addition to which
my motto is to save every thing that is
made." If that had always been the
motto of our government, we should not
have seen her running into debt to for
eign nations for articles which could be
mdde at home, nor lavishly wasting in
unnecessary wars the sums which had
accumulated in her treasury.
But hold, says some objector, these
maxims of Gen. Taylor are decidedly
sensible, and worthy perhaps of Dr. ,
Franklin, but, don't they exhibit the old
gentleman as rather to fond of saving,!
and seem to justify the sneers of the ;
government organ at his prudence and
economy. Well, we will see. We make
an extract from the close of the Gener
al's letter to his agent, which spikes
that gun forever. It shows at once the
benevolence of the master, and the be
nevolence of the man :
" I wish Me servants well fed, and their
provisions well cooked. *
CHRISTNAB, in such way as you think
they deserve by their conduct, FIVE HUN.
DRED DOLLARS, and if necessary, draw on
our merchant for the same."
There you have the character of old
Zack at a dash. Yet this is the man
whom the organs of Cass have endeav
ored to asperse and ridicule as so penu
rious that he would'nt pay ten cents
postage on a letter informing him of his
nomination to the Presidency of the
United States. We admit that in this
respect the conduct is mysterious to pol
iticians, who would probably think it
true generosity to reverse his rule of
action and give five hundred dollars for
a nomination to the Presidency, and
"ten cents" to the servants at Christ
mas.—Richmond Republican.
Martin Van Buren is honestly opposed
to Slavery, what could he mean in say
ing, in relation to the abolition of Sla
very in the District of Columbia, "No
bill CAN EVER receive my constitution
al sanction for it."
He is opposed to Slavery, how is it that
he "IS STILL opposed to using the pow
er which Congress possesses, of abolish
ing slavery in the District of Columbia'!"
He is opposed to Slavery, why was he
co active in electing James K. Polk 'I
He is opposed to Slavery, why does he
not repent of what he did for Polk's
election and for the promotion of the
war in Mexico"! And why don't he
say so I"—Troy Whig.
" Will you take the life of Tay
lor or Cass, this morning, madam ?"
said a small boy to our good Aunt Bet
sey. "No, my lad," replied she, "they
may live until the end of their days for
all me I've got nothing agin 'em !"
Taylor and Slavery.
In attempting to show that Gen. Tay
, for will not let his personal views goy
' ern his action on the free soil question,
we do riot wish to be considered as ad ,
miffing that he is personally in favor of
extending slavery. On the contrary,
we believe that in signing a bill applying
the Wilmot Proviso to New Mexico and
California he would act in consonance
with the promptings of his own heart.
On this point we quote from one who
has every opportunity of being well in
formed, and who, " though he would
lay down his life to serve his country,
would not sacrifice his honor to save it."
In a recent speech in Ohio Mr. Cox-
WIN said he would vote for Gen. Tay
lor—would use all the means in his
power to secure his election, because,
although a slaveholder, Gen. Taylor is
opposed to the Extension of Slavery—
because, if elected President, he will
not use the Veto nor his official influence'
to establish slavery in any part of our
Territories, North and South, acquired
or to be acquired. And here again,"
said Mr. Corwin, " 1 speak what I knob
—I speak not without authority, and I
tell you, I know Zachary Taylor will
not use his Veto, nor his personal nor
official influence for the purpose of ex
tending slavery into any of our Territo
ries--1 ICNOW it. Think not my friends
(he continued,) that I am here to "make
a case" for Gen. Taylor. Have I not
sacrificed as much as any of you in de
fending the principles of Free Soil'! In
their defence I have battled when few
battled with me. On this platform I
took my stand, when to do so, I had to
separate forever with dearest friends—
who, for twenty long years had
stood by me through good and evil re
port. Upon this ark I cast myself, with
all my hopes freighted, and buffeted, al
most with tingle arm, the waves of pop
ular indignation. Think not, therefore,
that I will abandon it now, when in the
full tide of popular favor. No, no; I
support Gen, Taylor, because, of the
three candidates for President now be
fore us, with him, and him alone, I am
willing to trust the cherished principles
which you and I have so long approved."
has presented to the U. S. Military
Academy at West Point, sections of se
ven flag staffs taken by the army under
his command at the Castle of San Juan
d'Ulloa, at Fort San Jago, Vera Cruz,
Fort Conception, Cerro Gordo, Perote,
Chapultepee, and the National Palace
in the city of Mexico. The brass plates
and caps on these were made of the
mountings of captured muskets. In the
letter accompanying these, the General
remarks I
"It may he worth stating that the
caps and plates were made in the Cita
del of Mexico, by the mechanics of our
own army. As, under Providence, it
was mainly to the Military Academy
that the United States became indebted
for those brilliant achievements, and
other memorable victories, I have a
lively pleasure in tendering the seven
trophies (semi-national) to the mojher
of so many accomplished soldieri and
ble instance of intrepidity and coolness
was exhibited at the Blue Lick Springs
a few days ago by Miss L., a belle of
Bourbon county in this State. Miss L.
and Mr. F., a gentleman from the South,
on their return from an excursion on
horseback, were riding down the long
hill about a quarter of a mile from the
hotel at full speed, the lady being a lit
tle ahead. Ate sudden turn of the road,
the gentleman's saddle turned, and he
fell from his horse, but his foot remain
ed in the stirrup, and the horse, although
his pace was somewhat slackened, kept
on his way, dragging the fallen man
upon the ground. The young lady see
ing this, reined in her own horse by a
sudden effort, leaped from him whilst
he was still in rapid motion, ran back,
seized the horse by the bridle, and re
leased her gallant from his perilous sit
uation. This feat was witnessed by
hundreds at the Springs, who could find
no words strong enough to express their
admiration of the daring courage of the
beautiful young heroine.—Louis. Jour
respondence sends us the following
statement : 4. There is a village in the
land of steady habits and wooden nut
megs called " Christian Hollow," where
may be found eight very respectable,
enterprising men, mostly farmers, who
have been married to twenty women.—
One is now living with his fourth wife,
two with their third, and five with their
second wives ; and it is a singular fact
that these families comprise almost the
whole of the population of the neighbor
hood." This is certainly a rare instance
of unequal distribution.—X. Y. Tribune.
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The Wagon Masters Story.
While the army was at Monterey-, a
volunteer belonging to the Arkansas
cavalry who had just joined the compa
ny, was in posse.sion of a splendid bay
charger. One morning he had him out
exhibiting his paces,bantering the whole
of Mexico in general, and the lookers
on in particular, for a swop.
" Come boys ..punk up, some one on
ye give us a banter, and let's have a
After trying some time unsuccessfully,
an old gentleman who had been quietly
enjoying the fun stepped up and obser
" Friend, your horse is really a fine
and as 1 should like to have him, I
will give you a trade."
" Them's 'um, my fine old fellow ;
trot out your nag, and let's see what he
is like"
The old gentleman's horse was sent
for, and Arkansas, after a thorough ex
amination, said—
" Well, daddy, I like your hoes, and
you do mine; now give us the differ
ence and its a trade."
" How much 1"
" Forty dollars ! Will you give it 1"
" No, there is not more than twenty
dollars between them."
"Look here, my old coon : you may
be a mighty fine old chap ; and I believe
you are, 'case you are willing to swop ;
but you can't fool this child in a hoss
trade—l've swopped by moonlight afore'
now. But I'll tell you what it is—give
me thirty dollars, and it's a bargain."
" Well, come to my tent and get your
" Well, go it is. I say dadd y, what
are you driving at out here in Texico—
trading 'mono the boys, and all that
sort of thing?"
"No not exactly, I have been sent
out here with the army to take care of I
things, and see that all goes right." I
"Aye, aye: I understand; a kind of
bossing things round and about."
" Well my young friend, what indu•
ced you to volunteer?"
" Well, I thought I'd like to look at
the country, splarge around a while, kill
a Mexican or so, swop a boss now and
then, and see old Rough and Ready.—
Is this your tent?"
" Yes, walk in. Thirty dollars lam
to pay you ; there is the money."
" O. K. I say, daddy, when we trade
down our way, we generally clinch it
with a drink. Have you anything to
take 1"
" Certainly, what will you have 1"
" Red Eye. Here's luck. Now daddy,
as you have been about for some time,
may be you have seen old Zack."
" Yes."
"'Then I'm bound to see the old boss;
the boys say he is some, and I want a
show, and must have it. What kind of
a looking man is he 1"
" About such a looking man as I am."
" What mought your name be 1"
" Taylor."
"A cousin of the General's 1"
" No."
" A brother 1"
" No,"
" W ell, who the arc you 1"
" I am General Taylor."
" Look here, old gentleman, you're a
mighty clever old fellow, and know a
heap about a tioss; but you don't know
much about human natur if you think
to crowd that down me. I ain't green
and it's no go. Day, day, daddy, you
can't come it."
On returning to his comrades, the
first inquiry was—
" Well, how did you get along with
the General 1"
" General, what General ?"
" Why, General Taylor."
"Come boys now don't be fooling.—
Was that Old Rough and Ready 1"
" Well, he told me so, but I did not
believe him, he was so friendly like.-1
said a heap to him that I would not have
done, had I known who he was. But
I'll go and 'pologise and make it right."
He proceeded to the General's tent,
saluted him, and commenced.
"General, I've come to 'pologise to
you, being as how as 1 did'nt know who
you were. If I said anything improper,
or too familiar like, and gave offence, I
hope you will forgive me."
" No offence, my friend, I have noth
ing to forgive—if you are satisfied, I
am. Good morning."
On returning to his companions, he I
" Well, boys I did it ; he said there
was no offence, and gave tne a shake of
his honest old hand. Hurra for old Zack.
He's clear grit ; knows all about a hose,
and a heap move about human natur."—
[St. Louis Republican.
Q? The banks of the Mississippi are
caving in by' Wholesale. Five large
patches of land, at as many places on
the river, have caved in during three
VOL. XIII, NO. 48.
Heaven On Earth.
There are earthly Paradises, and they
are inhabited by earthly angels; there
are places rendered paradi skill by the.
angelic nature of their people. , Proba
bly the most perfect of those terrestial
states that constitute the heaven here
and give a foretaste of hereafter, is
l found in that domestic circle where
amiable tempers prevail, There is no
th:ng so condutive to happiness in its
choicest abode, the family relation, as
mild, patient, bearing and forgiving
minds. Home, be it in a palace, or
"ever so homely," is just what we make
it ; and it is in the ability of nearly all
who have homes, to render them heav
on earth. Says a writer on domes;
tic life—How sweet is the influence ex
erted by a mild and sunny disposition!
Look at the family where there is a
daughter and L ister, who is kind-hearted
and cheerful—who never suffers her an
gry feelings to rise—how much it re
sembles heaven. Such a temper allays
the bad passions—smoothea the
feelings and sheds a glOri6us influence
all round: The poet Epicarnus seems
to consider the whole responsibility of
making home a heaven or its opposite,
as resting on the shoulders of women.
We cannot endorse quite no broad an
idea, but in the following strain of his,
there. are certain facts indicated to
which all will assent :
Marriage is like
A cast of dies ! Happy, indeed his lot ,
Who gets a good wife, one of morale pure
And withal easy temper; but alight on
A gadding, gossipping, expensive jade,
And heaven deliver thee!
iittNc in EFFIGY.—The Hon. Mr. Bal
ser is addressing the people of Alabama,
at their public meetings, in favor of
General Taylor. ReCently some bores
in Abbeville were so chagrined at this
desertion of their old leader, that they
hung him in Effigy. Such a course will
do more harm to the party practising it
than to their antagonists.
men who recently lynched amen named
John P. Garnhart, at the Green Tree
Tavern, Cincinnati, on mere unfounded
suspicion of theft, have been tried in
the Criminal Court of that city, and a
fine of one hundred and fifty dollars im
posed on each, and ten days in dungton,
to be fed on bread and water.
THREE WONDERS.--" If I ever reach
heaven," said Dr. Watts, 11 I expect to
find three wondet's there. First, the pres-
ence of coins that I thought not to be
there. Second, the absence of some
whom I expected td meet there. Third,
the greatest wonder cfall will be to find
myself there."
A TERRIBLE TIME.-" Well, there is a
row over there to our house."
1' What on tittles the matter, you lit•
tie sarpint
Why dad's drunk, mother's dead,
the old cow has got a calf, Sal's got
married and run away with the spoons,
Pete has swallowed a pin, and Lui's
looked at the Aurora Borax till he's got
the delirium triatOes. That ain't all,
" What else Upon airth "
" PO,O snlit the batter pot and broke
the pancake,, awl ( uc of tl, Maltese
kittons has got its head into the molas
ses cup and couldn't get it out, and oh,
how hungry I am !"
Othei% Faults.
What are another's faults to me t
I've not a vulture's bill
To pick at every flaw I sle;
And make it wider still.
It is enough for me to know
I've follies of my own—
And on my heart the care bestow,
And let my friends alone.
A Good Whig Motto:
' In the course of a speech recently made at
Vicksburg, by Col. Jefferson Davis, now a Sen
ator of the United States, and a member of the
political party of which Gen. Cass is the head,
he alluded to the battle of Biretta Vista, and to
the dauntless conduct of Old Invincible on that
occasion. He said that during the prOgress of
the battle, after he (Col. Davis) waa wounded,
Gen. Taylor Caine and sat down by him—the
firm determination on his brow seemed strug
gling with an expression of deep sorrow for the
brave fellows who had fallen and those who
were yet to bite the dust—when, on being in
terrogated as to his purposes, he replied, while
the fire of an unconquered will gleamed in his
What a noble sentiment! How admirably
suited fora motto for the Taylor banners of the
seventh of November. How full of sympathy
for the wounded rank and file—how well calcu ,
fated to touch rouse, and animate the hearts Of
the American Peopte. Who wohld not glory to
rally under such a chieftain I The Hero, the
Christian, and the Man, are at once united in
Zachary Taylor, and his heart mean generous and
magnanimon., a. his head is sagacicei,. and