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Tuesday Morning, June 4, MO.
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M' Ths Treasurer's sale of Unseated Lands
in this county, veill.taks place next Monday.
ccr See the advertisement of Sale of Lots in
Altoona, Blait county.
Cl7"Donsty & MAGI!lae have just received a
large stock of new, beautiful and cheap goods.
Co and see them.
H. W. SHITII has been appoint Agent, at
t place, for Adams and Co'a. Express, as will
1 :.cen by his card, in our advertising columns.
iha attention of Tax Collectors is directed to
“dvartipement of the County Commissioners,
noti yam them that no Bank notes of a less de-
nomination than five dollars—except those issued
by the Banks of this State, under the Act of As
sembly of 4th March, 1811—will be received in
payment of State taxes, by the State 'Treasurer,
after the Ist day of June, 1850.
The Cuba Explosion.
The Cuba expedition, as willbe seen by the
ne•.vs published in another column, has proveda
dead failure. On the 19th ult., General Lopez
landed at Cardenas, with a force of about 600
men, overcome the garrison, (about 60 men;)
and took possession of the town. Great conster
nation prevailed throughout the Island, and the
appearance of ••etirring times" was decidedly
favorable.. But Lopez was suddenly arrested M I
his victorious march, and made a precipitate re
treat, followed by a ••fit.e in the rear" from one
of the Spanish war-steamers. Why he ran off
before accomplishing the liberation of Cuba, is
not Mated but it is very certain that the whole
affair is the most ludicrous farce of the day.
Mr. Culvlliets Arinrch.
We invite attention to the speech of Hen. S.
Cas.vm, which will be found on the first page of
to-day's Journal. We regard it , Its one of the'
very best speeches of the session, on the Tariff
question, and hope it will be attentively read by
every man in this Congressional district, and
throughout the whole state. His severe and
Just rebuke of the British ti...vernment for its
impertinent interference with the domestic :toll
ey of this country, and the able and eloquent
manner in -.Yhtch he advocates and defends the
great interests of our Commonwealth, will meet
the hearty approbation of every true Pennsyl
vanian. The people of this district were truly
fortunate iii.securing the services of such a man
as Mr. CALVIN, to represent them in the Halls
of our National Legislature. Let his speech be
extensively circulated and read, ancf we are con
fident that good will result front it.
Modification of the•Turilf..
Some time since, Mr. Stevens gave notice
that he would shortly ask leave to bring in a bill
to alter and amend the Tariff of 1816. It is , to
be hoped that this indispensable measure for
the prosperity of Pennsylvania will not be lost
eight of again, until it is accomplished. Our
iron works are mo.tly closed, or are about stop.
ping, and unless something he done Pennsylva
nia will be stopped in her giant march, and her
debt be felt to be more burdensome than ever.
In order to secure prompt action on the part of
Congress, the people should speak out on the
subject, in a way not to be misunderstood. If
the Tariff is to be remodelled, it is high time to
see petitions in circulation. The opinions of the
People must be sent to Washington. Union ol
effort must be apparent. Our condition and the
consequences must be made manifest, not only
to the members from this State, but to those
who come from other quarters. Friends of Pro.
tection, awake to action! The Tariff of 1810
must he modified, and the Protective policy res
ter.), and now is the time to begin the work.
We observe that a circular letter has been
published, signed by several members of Con
gress, of both Houses, urging the importance of
agitating the question of the Tara amongst the
people, holding meetings, circulating petitions,
Mc., in order that a proper expression of their
wishes on the subject may be obtained. They
say that the action in Congress on the question
depends in a great degree upon the expression
of the sentiments of the people. Then let the
Farmers, Mechanics and Laboring men of the
Old Keystoue arouse—circulate petitions—hold
ineetings—..andgive such an expression of their
sentiments as cannot be mistaken in Congress,
and those members of that body who are willing
and anxious to aid them, will be encouraged to
persevere in their aorta, and be able perhaps to
compel attention to the subject. Workingmen
of Huntingdon county, if youwould not be redu
ced to a condition worse than that of European
pauperism, rally in your strength, and let your ,
united voices go up for PROTECTION ! Do
your duty, and Congress will not dare to adjeern
without modifying the present Tariff in such a
ww•ay as to protect all the great interc,ts of our
glories, old Commonwealth.
MORE BRITISH IRON
The Tariff of 1546, and its Effects
upon the Wages of Labor.
The predictions made by the Whigs, at the
time of the passage of the Tariff of 1846, are
now being fully verified, in the almost entire
prostration of all the great indnetrlal interests of
the country. In the eloquent language of our
able Representative, Mr. CaLviN, "the peini
eines Consequences of that measure are now upon
no in all their blighting power. A large portion
of the numerous iron establishments throughout
' the State have been broken up, sold by the Sher
iff, or have suspended; and the little remnant
are now sending up their petitions to Congress
.to save them front the ruin that must speedily
overwhelm them also." 'What is the cause of
this terribly distressing atate of affairs 1 While
the demand for all kinds of iron hae gone on
steadily increasing, the supply has in every in.
stance been equal to that demand. And this has
been the case, too, while the scores of Furnaces,
Forges and Rolling Mills in our own State have
been compelled to suspend operations. Whence,
then, it will very naturally be inquired, comes
this supply I Such announcements as the fol
lowing give the reply :
Tan IKON COMING. -Cyrus Prentiss, Esq.,
the very efficient Director of the Pittsburg and
Cleveland Railroad) arrived from New York to
day, and infcrms u, that' advice, were received
by the last steamer, (from ENGLAND,) that
1;1 1 110 THOUSAND TONS OF THE IRON
for the road had been sent forward. The rail.
will reach Cleveland by the Quebec route.—
Cleveland Eirald, May 22:
This•is the way in which the demand is sup
plied•! Under the ruinously low rates of duty
of the present•TarifT; BRITISH IRON is flooded
ihtomir country, by thousands and millions of
,tons, while oar own. Iron establishments are
stopping all aronnel us, and thousands of honest
and ihrluitrioni working men deprived of em
ployment and the means of providing for their.
families ! How ie it in our own conntY?' A
number of Furnaces have already sitspended op
`erations, and others are preparing to "follow
suit." In the neighboring county of Mifflin,
there is not a single Furnare in operation ! The
fires have been extinguished, the doors closed,
and the workmen driven forth to seek employ
ment elsewhere, or starve. The same desola
tion prevails everywhere throughout the State.
Business of every kind is paralyzed--and utter
prostration and ruin is perceptible in the dis
tance. The tempest is approaching—the murky
clouds which now flit athwart the political hon.
aria; will scion burst . upon their fOrY,
and all classes and conditions df men wili'alike
be overwhelmed in the general ruin.
This is the result of a policy which was forced
upon us by a FRAUD, by the special friends of
the laboring 11/211. Its effect upon the labor of
the country is susceptible of an easy demonstra
tion. 'fake by way of illustration, the single
interest of Iron in this State, the facts of which
we gather from an interesting article in the Har
In 16W, there war It 213 Furnaces in opera
tion, producing 1.1.t,385 tons of pig iron. Before
the cloie of 1916, this number was increased to
316,1arodueing 373,213 tons—showing an in
crease in four years of 133 furnaces, and 222,3.16
on. of iron
The value of the product of 1942, was in the
neighborhood of $3,000,000, and in 1840, over
Two-thirds oI• this Pig Iron was manufactured
into hoops, nails, bars, castings, &c., at twice
the cost for labor of the pig iron itself. Conse
quently if we add to this the cost of the pig iron,
we will have the following results :
1812, val. of iron manufactured, $6,000,000
1816, do do do 11,000,000
Of these sums, three•fourths are expended in
Labor. There was, therefore, expended in La
bor, in this sier,le branch of industry, in l'enn
The policy which produced this healthy state
of things, which developed` in so great a degree
the mineral wealth of our State, which encour
aged the investment of capital, and called into
activity the labor of uur country, was destroyed
by the professed friends of the laboring man,
and a system was established that has produced
;ghat f Stagnation and destruction to almost
'every industrial pursuit al the country. Intel
ligent men estimate that the product of the pres
ent year will not exceed one-fourth of that of
1846. Consequently, the money to be paid for
Labor, in the iron interest alms, will be redu
ced three-fourths also. To place this fact dis
tinctly before the rnind of thereader., we subjoin
the figures. Money paid to iron Laborers in
Price paid per annum by the iron wor
kers of Penn'a. for Free Trade, $7,750,000
Here are 10,730,000 taken out of the pock
ets of the ‘VORKINO MEN, in a single branch
of business, in this State, in one year. Apply
the same rule to the whole Union, and the sum
will startle every oae. Let every intelligent
man reflect upon the facts here presented, and
then say how he likes the Tariff of 1896! A
measure to which, at its ebsisiening, John Bull
stood god-father—which. received the sanction
of a British House of Lords—and the Repeal of
which, Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer informs us,
"would produce a very disagreeable effect upon
public opinion in England."
One thing is certain if Congress should ad
journ without modifying the present Tariff, in
such a way as to protect the industrial interests
of the country, it will not only "produce a very
unfavorable effect upon public opinion" in this
State, but will create a whirlwind of popular
indignation Throughout the Commonwealth, that
will completely annihilate Locofocoiem.
Ea — Whenever you hear a locofoco talking
about Banks, remember that Gov. Jo!mston rec.
ommended to the Legislature, at its last cession,
to require all Bankers to deposite at liarrisburg
security for the redemption of their notes, and
that it was voted stolen h, loeorovo,
"A MONSTROUS EVILM
Biennial Legislative sessions.
If there is any danger of many more such Lr
gislatures as the last, we should vote for Bien
nial sessions as a relief from A MONSTROUS
EVIL. The people would heartily approve of a
Reform that would save to them money and an
We agree with the Pennsylvanian, that "if
there is any danger of many more such Legisla
tures as the last," the People would heartily
approve of a Reform that would relieve them
from such "A MONSTROUS EVIL," and that
would alike "save to them money and reputa
tion." Such was the corruption of that Loco
Foco body, that even the more respectable por
tion of the Locoloco press and party were dis
gusted, and detiounce it as "A MONSTROUS
EVIL," and blot upon the fair character of
the State." Heretofore, Pennsylvania has oc
cupied a high and honorable position among the
Commonwealths of the Nation—but a few more
"such Legislatures as the last," would bring
lasting disgrace upon her. We think the people
have had a surfeit of Le,cofocoism ; and it is to
be hoped, if they have any regard for their own
interests and the character and prosperity of the
Commonwealth, that they will make an effort,
next fall, to elect men for Legislators in whose
honesty and integrity they can implicitly confide
—men of exalted patriotism, who will legislate
for the people instead of party—men who, in
stead of bringing reproach upon the State, will
faithfully discharge their legislative duties in
such a way as to elevate themselves in the esti
mation of mankind, and speed the Old Keystone
in her onward march to prosperity and greatness.
We are of opinion that there is entirely too
much Legislation, and that Biennial sessions,
besides relieving us from "A MONSTROUS
EVIL," would save a large amount of money to
the State. For the last few years we have been
milted with an incalculable amount of useless
and injurious legislation; and judging from the
tone of public sentiment, there exists, at this
time, a very general desire among the people of
all parties, for a Reform in this particular.
The Nicaragua Treaty.
The Nicaragua Treaty with Great Britain,
was ratified last week by the United States Sen
ate, by an overwhelming vote. A Washington
correspondence says, the publication of this
treaty will prove how shamefully the Secre
tary of State has been assailed by the opposition
press, and how strong are the reasons for appro
bating the manner in which this' negotiation has
beeli'c'dniltieted by . Mi.Th..trros. Never before
has'England yielded as much in her diplomatic
intercourse with any Other nation, as she surren
dered by this Treaty, mode and concluded under'
the auspices of Mr. CLArros. And it will be
conceded by the most virulent partisans, that it
is the most advantageous treaty aver made with
Great Britain. There is nothing more within
the bounds of reason and justice, that Mr.Cusv-
TON could have obtained that'is not'sectirtil . by
this Treaty. And yet we have' obtained noad
vantage that we were not honorably andjustly ,
entitled to; nor has England surrendered any
thing that a pope; sense of justice ought not to
have prompted her to have done. In attempting
to gain an undue and unnatural advantage upon
the Mosquito Coast, under the protectorate of a
manufactured sovereign for that purpose, Eng- -
land committed a wrong w'aiclr she found it inn
possible tetrraintaid; and which, at sonic sacri
fice of national pride, she has at last surrender
ed, with stipulation never to make a similar at
tempt in any of the States of Central America.
She has, in fact, recognised the Monroe doctrine
in its broadest sense, and obligated herself to a
faithful observance of its principles. Mr. CLA v -
Tom's day of triumph, as well as deliverance
from the hands of his enemies, is at band. Not
only does this treaty secure the one, and vindi
cate him from the other; but the publication of
his correspondence upon the Hungarian struggle
for independence, adds to the weight of both."
The "Blue Hen's Chicken," published at Wil
mington (Del.) pays the following well merited
compliment lo our able and patriotic Execu
Gov. Wm. F. JOHNSTON, of Pennsylvania.—
It gives us great pleasure to be able to approve
generally the ofrcial career of this distinguished
Son of Pennsylvania. No Governor of this old
and patriotic Commonwealth, we believe has
ever given more general satisfaction, or is wh o s e
intbgrity and patriotism the people placed great
er reliance. His talents, his genius and his
principles of liberty and beneficial reform, his
honest and earliest opinions and acts in opposi
tion to the extension•ot slavery , , and the aggres
sions-of the slavery power; endear him not on
ly to the freedom-loving citizensof Pennsylvania,
but of the whole Union. We hope he will not
object to a second term, and we believe he is the
man who can and ought to be clef-red.
$10,500 3 000
The Sithalr not Law
In the famous Bank bill, as passed by the late
Legislature, is a section which goes into opera
tion on the 21st of August next, making it un
lawful for any person in this State, under a pen
alty of twenty -five dollars, one half to go to the
informer, and the other half to the country, to
pass notes of a less denomination than five dol
lars whichare not Pennsylvania currency. Cor
porations are subject two. fine of five hundred
dollars, and public olfiees one hundred dollars,
for a violation of the same law. In addition to
the fine,. persons passing such Notes are also
made criminally liable.•
lam" In 1817., when the Whigs hail a majority
its both blanches of the Legislature, the session
ended on the 16th of March, all the business be.
ing done. By this expedition more than TWEN-
Ty THOUSAND DOLLARS were saved to the
State, compared with ordinary sessions. The
late session, that is, the session of 1850, in which
the locos had a majority in both branches cost
ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS
more than the session of 1817. No wonder,
then, that all classes rejoiced at the adjournment.
Piticirrm, & Bonus have just received ;
and arc now opening an extensive and beautiful
assortment of goods, at their new establishmen'
in Railroad Strect 3 opposite iVallatee's Hotel.—
Give them a call. Advertisement next week.
THE BRITISH PARTI.
More English , "Public Opinion:9
Having bargained and paid for the Tariff of
1846, the BRITISH are alarmeo and indignant
at the movements to repeal it. The last letter
from the London correspondent of the Philadel
phia American has the following passage, which
tallies well with Mr. Bulwer'e letter to Mr.
" The commercial accounts received from the
United States by the Steamer Europa have at•
traded considerable attention this week. It is
hoped here that no final measure for the altera
tion or the Ames lean tariff will be adopted du
ring the present session of Congress."
Here is another unmistakeable evidence of the
fact that the Tariff of 1846 is emphatically A
BRITISH TARIFF—a measure so highly pri
zed by Her Majesty's Government, that her
Minister conies here instrurted to PROTEST
against Its repeal or modification ! And the Lo
cofoco party in Congress, deeply sympathizing
with BRITISH INTERESTS, unite with Sir
Ilenry Lytton Bulwer in their efforts to prevent
any alteration of the present Tariff, especially
so far as relates to an increase of the duties on
"British Produce and Manufactures'" Who
so skeptical as longer to doubt that the Locofozo
party is the BRITISH PARTY of this country?
Farmers and Workingmen, we tell you that the
Locofocos are your worst enemies I While they
come to you with hypocritical smiles and honied
words of flattery, to obtain your votes, assassin
like they thrust a death-dagger to your hearts !
Professing to be your friends, they go to Con
gress and legislate for the benefit of British
Manufacturers and British Paupers Tocripple
and crush the Labor of this country, is their
object; and all their professions of love for the
„ men who work,” are but the hollow words of
designing demagogues and canting hypocrites, to
deceive and betray the masses to their own ruin.
Farmers and Workingmen ! Do not any longer
permit yourselves to be victimized by these po
litical swindlers. Remember the MONSTROUS
FRAUD of 181.1—how the Locofocos pledged,
and promised, and swore, until the Father of
Liars himself believed them sincere, that they
were the especial friends of Protection and the.
Tariff of 1812—and in less than two years after,'
basely violated all their solemn pledges, cooly
cut the throat of the Tariff of 1812, and sprink
led its blood upon the altar of BRITISH FREE
TRADE! Remember all the injuries and in
dignities heagMd upon you by Locofocoism, and
then support that party if you can !
The Hungarian Correspondence.
The Republic of last week publishes officially
a portion of the correspondence that took place
between the Department of State and lion. Dub
leyi Mann, with reference to the missionof Mr.
Mann to Hungary, at the time of its recent rev
olution, and also a number of enclosures from
Mr. Stiles, our Charge to Austria, and a letter
or two front the exiled Kossuth, on the subject
of American intervention. The conduct of the
President, sir far as this postion of the corres
pondence indicates, has been above reproach, and
shows that while partizan adversaries were as
sailing him at home, fur not' encouraging the
noble Hungarians, his heart was with their cause,
and so would have been' the Government, had
there existed the slightest prospect of a govern
ment change in the Political condition of that
country. These papers were called for by res
olution of the Senate, and the motive seas, to
arraign the diplomacy and arts of the Executive ;
but there is nothing in the budget pregnable to,
assault, nor anything that' will alroril a ground
for criinination. On the contrary, the conduct
of the administration throughout has been mar
ked by forbearance, moderation, and prudence ;
and that the magnanimity of an adversary will
ever admit thus- much to its credit, we have not
a momentary doubt. Hungary is fallen, and
Austria with all its iniquities, is again trium
phant ; but had our interposition been tendered
not only would it-have been the cause to induce
Austria to multiply her horrible barbarities
against her unfortunate'prbvincial subjects, but
might have led to• disastrous consequences tu
our commerce on her seas, and even embroiled
us perhaps in a war with her surly titnilcd'sister
Russia. These are considerations which doubt
less influenced the Depart rent of State, and
their force and pertinency to future exigencies
all must acknowledge.
CrThe prostration of the Iron marafactur
ing business, by the Tariff of 1816, is not con
fined to Pennsylvania. A writer in the Balti
more American says, that five rolling mills and
sixteen furnaces within the State of Maryland
have already stopped operations, and that others
will do so as soon as their present stock is used
up. The reasons assigned are that the business
is ruined and has ruined those engaged in it.
O 7 - When Francis R. Shunk was Governor,
the legislature passed an act giving the election
of Prosecuting Attornies to the people, and he
vetoed it. lie was unwilling to trust the peo•
ple with so much power. This winter the leg
islature passed a similar law, and Governor
Johnston signed it. Which act is the most dem.
Pg" The Crops in this county looli•unusually
well, and promise a rich remuneration to the
Farmer. Vie fields are covered with a rich,
luxuriant crop, just bursting into head, and if
the weather continues favorable, an early and
fruitful harvest may be anticipated.
ANOTHER SENATOR Thu.—Hon. Franklin H.
Elmore, U. S. Senator from South Carolina, ap•
pointed by Gov. Seabrook, to fill the vacancy
occasioned by the death of Hon. J. C. Calhoun,
died in Washington, last Wednesday night.
0:7" The Railroad is now completed to this
place, and on Monday next the Cars will com
mence running regularly, twice every day, be
tween here and Philadelphia.
O Wm. R. SADLER, Esq., of Adams county,
is spoken of as the Whig candidate for Canal
Cao" The li"eather is delightful. Spring i
here at last, "in all i 6 budding beauty."
THE CUBA INVASION.
Course of the Administration.
When a project was on foot last summer to in
vade the island of Cuba, for the purpose of rev
olutionising its Government, the President of
the United States, in the performance of a high
duty, issued his p`roclamation warning all citi
zens of the United States who should connect
themselves with an enterprise so grossly in vio
lation of our laws and our treaty obligations,
that they would subject themselves to the heavy
penalties of the law, and would forfeit all claims
to the protection of their country. The civil
and military officers of the United States were
enjoined to use all lawful means within their
power to suppress the expedition—and it was
The renewed attempt which is now going on
has been adroitly constricted in view of eluding
the vigilance of the Government; but it involves
the same violation of the law and of our treaty
obligations, as did the other, and it is equally im
perative now, as on the previous occasion, for
the Executive to use all constitutional means to
suppress this desperate enterprise, to enforce
the laws, and to maintain intact our good faith
to the government of Spain. The act of 1818,
April 20th, in reference to this subject, is very
precise and very stringent. The sixth section
If any person shall, within the territory or
jurisdiction of the United States, begin or set
on foot, or provide or prepare the means for any
militiary expedition or enterprise to be carried
on from thence against the territory or domin
ions of any foreign prince or State, or any colo
ny, district or people with whom the United
States are at peace, every person so offending
shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor
and shall be fined not exceeding three thousand
dollars, and imprisoned not more than three
The Republic says, for the enforcement of
this act, the President is authorised and empow
ered to employ the land and naval forces, or the
militia, whenever there shall be occasion. The
neutrality of our flag is under the cognisance of
the Government in every sea, and all ports of
the world- The President has a plain duty to
perform, and no one will doubt that he will per
form it to the full. "So long as the act of Con
gress of the 20th of April, MS, which owes
its existence to the law of nations and the poli
cy of WASIIINGTON himself, shall remain in our
statute books, I hold it to be the duty of the
Executive faithfully to obey its injunctions."—
Such is the language of President TA Loa's first
message to Congress ; and the purpose which it
announces is not likely to be varied from or re
"Beat the Sheep.skin."
The Chatnbersburg Locofoco "Valley Spirit,"
rejoices in the following strain at the adjourn
ment of the Legislature. He says :
rr We understand that our Legislature adjour
ned on Wednesday last. Beat the sheep skin.:
Blow the fife! Bring out the big gun made of
brass, that forges July thunder, and lire it in hon
or of thr best thing the Legislature h. dune
The Iliissisburg Tidegrnidi thinks that if the
people aie true to themselves there will be a
good many "sheep-skins" beat next October.
ItEmounnev Boman Dows.—ln a late number
of the Holmes county (Ohio) Farmer, a Locofoco
paper published in the county of Holmes, where
Locos grow "spontaneously," a writer advo
cates the adoption of the following sentiments
in the rosined constitution :
Ist. No person shall own over .100 acres of
Pant!lug rhis Stare.
2d. No profcs,sor of religion shall hold any
office except in the church.
This is the last specimen of Progressive De
mocracy which has, us yet, come to the ears of
the public. What next 1
13:7' Gov. Jonss•ro9 was in New York City
last week, and visited the Alms house, on the
special invitation of the ten Governors, who
O 7 The attack of the Holliday/mpg Stand
ard upon Mr. CALVIN, reminds us of a school-boy
shooting paper bullets at an Elepliart, with an
For the Ilanlinedon Journal
Juvenile Ale Drinkers.
Can such things be,
And overcome us like a summer cloud,
Without our special wonder!"
MR. EDITOR --4 t is a lamentable truth, that
Intemperance prevails to a greater extent in
Huntingdon, at the present time, than it has done
for years past. This fact cannot he disguised—
it is as palpably evident, as if written upon the
heavens with a pencil of sunbeams. Ohl King
Alcohol has reared his blood-red standard at
every corner of our streets, and old and young
alike flock around it, with a strange infatuation,
eager to swell the ranks of the 13acchanel Pro
cession, in its downward march to degradation
and loin. Under the present system of granting
licenses, grog shops without number, and of the I
lowest order, are springing into existence in ev
ery part of our town, the keepers of some ofl
which are nuisances to the town and a disgrace
to humanity. These miserable rum holes are a
stench in the nostrils of the community, and
ought not to be tolerated. They are surround
ed with an atmosphere of moral poison, that is
more to be dreaded than the noxious eflluvia of
the poisonous Upas tree. The temptations thus
constantly thrown in the way of the young, can
not but be productive olincalculable harm; and
in too many instances, we have reason to fear,
will result in thecomplele ruin of those who are
lured into these sinks of iniquity.
During one of my nocturnal peri.mbulations
through the town, a short time since, I chanced
to pass by one of these low groggeries, the door
of which was open, and I was equally pained and
astonished to see several small boys guzzling
Ale, or some other equally brain-burning, soul
destroying beverage! Upon inquiry, I leareed
that it was a place of common resort for loafers
of all ages, and of every color; ■od that it was
a customary thing to see boys drinking to is
tozicatioV Citizens of Huntingdon ! Parents !
can you, will you tolerate such rum holes in
your midst? If you love your children, and
would save them from that worst of all curses,
intemperance, unite at once in the adoption of
some measures to exterminate the low groggeries
which abound in every part of the town.
Mr. Editor, I have no sympathy with Rum
sellers. I look with contempt upon all engaged
in the unholy traffic, from the lordly proprietor
of the fashionable otel, down to the miserable
keeper of the two-penny cellar groggery. But
it does seem td me that the individual, who,•
tempted by the love of gain, can stand behind
his counter, and with a Satanic grin, deal out
his liquid poison to children, is less than a man r
If he has a heart at all, it must be blacker than
the shades of Tartarus, and more impenetrable
than adamant ! lie is sunk en immeasurably
low in the blackened coal-pit of moral degrada
tion, that the ken of innocence can never, never'
I warn these renders of liquid poison to be- -
ware ; for should circumstances demand it, P
will come down upon them hereafter, ' , like a
thousand of brick," and apply the scorpion lash.
of reproof without mercy. A Panttx•r.
For the Huntingdon Journal.
Mn. Cr-sina :—A writer in your paper, whc'
signs himself ..rlebs," seems to venture upon
track that common sinners dare not meddle with
We have read his several articles Ott "American'
Aristocracy," without much pleasure, and per-•
haps as little profit, The person that attempts.
to correct the errors of society, lays himself'
open to criticism; and we will , eve riur
respondent a brief review, WithoUt intention ot'
desire to discnse the subject of his essays..
One of the lending errors ol his composition'
is his extravagance. lle is extravagant in use'
of words, and extravagnnt in his logical deduC.'
Cons. Ile uses epithets as if the beauty of lan
guage consisted in high-sounding words. Take'
the following instance:
"Aristocracy in this country, has never been'
shown to have any other origin, than that
" which lies in the sha•lowy mists of corruption
" existing in the perverted fancies and distorted
" minds of those whose intellects from infancy,•
have taken a wrong bias through the influence
" of whims of doating mothers and stern de
" crees of bigoted lathers."
Here every substantive is faithfully attended'
by some tumid epithet; like young master, whoa
cannot walk abroad without having a lac'd livery
man at his heels. Such redundency of epithets,
instead of pleasing, produce satiety and disgust.
Again, we say be is extravagant in his logical
deductions. Take the following
Na connection or similarity ran be traced
4 , between aristocracy, taken in its original and
4 , proper sense, and that as it exists among us.—
And as the latter exists without any tangible
" or even perceptible basis, and without the
,• least foundation in the nature of things, be
cause it is inconsistent within itself, it is
tl erefore hair, to define a, or give it spin c
pri.de name." "It is formless, awl therefure
„,,lleav, and without any definite existence.”
This we would call an Ignoratio clenchi, or
irrelevant conclusion. 13nt our writer is not
destitute of golden thoughts. Tt.king the com
position as a whole, it is a mixing together of
the beautiful and the ridiculous. It is reaching
into the clouds to pluck a feather from the Ea
gle's wing to brush the tables of our town.
thratiotgdon, May ISa. 1' A r'nEe
For the Hnntingdon Journal,
The Iron Trade.
MIL CLARK was recently at Pittsturg,
and saw passing through that city, and shipping
for Beaver, a lot of English Iron, direct front
Europe, consisting principally of Cooper's Iron
—that is, thin, small hoop for ironing buckets,
tubs &c.—a large manufactory of winch is lo
cated at Beaver, some thirty miles below Pitts
burg. The gentleman ordering this iron from
Rogland, stated that they were driven to it from
aeresxttp—that they could have the iron deliv
ered at their factory in Beaver cheaper than it
could be made at any of the iron establishments
in Pittsburg, under the present prices orbiter
and the Tariff of 1846. However much they
regretted this course of business, they were
compelled to do so, else suspend their own
branch of business, the manufacture of wooden
ware. And this, too, within the precincts, and
almost involved in the smoke of the manufacto
ries of the Irate City '—the "Birmingham of
America!" What a commentary upon Fren
Trade and the BRITISH TARIFF of 18t6!—
And yet our freeborn American citizens, boast
ing of their liberty—with pride and patriotism
refer to our early history—speak of Concord.and
Lexington—will fold their arms and sing hozan
nos to the Tariff of 1846—t0 the party that en
acted it—to Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer, the Brit
ish minister, who had the assurance and imper
tinence to write to our Sec. of State & Congress
that any interference with the Tariß of 1846
"would produce a very disagreeable effect upon
public opinion in England." God save the mark!
has it come to this at last !
What will 'arrest this sad state of affairs 1—
Not the utter desolation and destruction of the
Iron manufacturers and their business! No, no
—this appears to rather add joy than wee, to the
scene ! It would seem that the only alternative
is that mentioned by Admiral Leech, to the wri
ter, on his return from Pittsburg f—iliat is, eta
tal revision of the present Tariff and revenue
laws, imposing specific duties on articles requi. -
ing protection, so as to shield domestic manu
factures against foreign moropoliste, and perm,
labor. Else let the desolation and destruction
go on, until all are prostrated, aril "chaos and
confusion confounded" stalk abroad in the land.
Then, and not till then, will this strange political
opthalmia be dissipated. When the holiest Am
erican mechanic, artizan and laborer will bo
seen applying and knocking at the door of any
workshops that may remain, begging for work
upon any terms—tattered and in sags—the linea
ments of Isis countenance haggard and care-worn
—his wife and children wailing for bread—work
—food—or highway robbery !
Oh ! why will not the people see I Why will
they riot consider I It is for them to say wheth
er these things shall be, or not. Let them cast
aside the shackles of party, and come out hon
estly, boldly used fearlessly, and 'indicate their
own dear inalienable rights, regardless of jes
uitical party and political demagogues—men who
think alone of their own private interests and
aggrandizement, and contemn and spurn the siin
ple, honest citizen, whom they have deluded to•
exalt them to power. It is rOP the people to say
whether we shall submit to BRITISH DICTA
TION—the dictation of Sir Ilenry•Lytton
wee, her Majesty's representative in America—
or be free ! It is lime, full time, we were look
ing to this—up and doing. It is a Crisis, almost.
equal to carting the Tea into Boston Bay.
For the Huntingdon Journal
Hon. Samuel Calvin.
MR. CLARK have just received and remit
the speech of Mr. Calvin, oar member of Con-.
gross, (and it is with pride I claim him as suchP
on the subject of the Tariff. Mr. C. has not
disappointed his constituents, either in his tale
ents, or disposition to attend to their interests,.
His picture of the Iron interests of Pennsylvania.
is not a fancy one—it is real, to the life. What
is the condition of the trade in this county ?
Cauche's Furnace idle—Mitchelts idle—Canoe
Furnace idle—Munroe working up her stock
with the intention of stopping—Juniata Rolling
Mill idle—and every Furnace in Mifflin county
idle. But it is not my intentior, at present, to ,
go.into an investigation of this subject. I intend
merely to draw your attention to Mr. CALVIN'IS
spuds, en that you give it an immediate publi-
cation, and advert to the situation we would
have been in had we preferred, at our last' Con
gressioral election, Mr. PARKER, (Mr. Calvin's
opponent,) who avowed himself in favor of
FREE TRADE and the Tariff of 1846. Publish
the speech and oblige one of your P.trao,s.