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3. D. WILLIA MS. JOHN HAFT, JR.
J. D. WILLIAMS di. Co.,
Wholesale Grocer* and Commission Merchants en
Dealers in Produce and Pittsburg
No. 116, Wood Street, Pittsburg.
'TAME NOW IN STORE, and to arrive this
II week, the following goods, of the most re
cent importations, which are offered on the most
115 catty boxes prime Green Tea.
45 half chests do do
46 " Oolong and Cloths.
100 bags Rio Coffee.
15 " . Laguyra and Java.
60 boxes B's, s's, I. and 1 lb lump tobacco.
35 bbls. Nos. 1 and 3 Mackerel.
20 and do No. I do
3 and #do Salmon.
515 oxes sealed Herring.
1300 lbs extra Madder.
3 bales Casein, I bale Cloves,
6 bags Pepper & Alspice, 1 bbl Nutmegs,
2 bbls Ground Ginger; 1 bbl ground pepper,
1 bbl Ground Pimento, 10 kegs ground Mustard
10 kegs ground Cassia, 10 do do Cloves,
2 bbls Garret's Snuff, 45 bate Stearin Candles,
20 bxs Star Candles, 10 do' Sperm do
100 don Masons Black'g 100 lbs sup. Rico Flour,
100 lbs S. F. Indigo, 20 doz Ink,
150 don Corn Brooms, 125 dor Patent Zinc
50 bxs extra pure Starch, Wash Boards,
25 do Saleratus, 75 bbls N. 0. Molasses,
15 bbls S. H. Molasses, 10 do Golden Syrup,
25 do Loaf, Crushed, 5501bs ••seedless
& Powdered Sugar, 5& drams Smyrna Figs,
20jars Bordeaux Prunes, 50 lbs Sicily Prunes,
5 boxes Rock Candy, 2 boxes Genoa Citrons,
10 do Cocoa & Chocolate, 5 do Castile & Almond
12 doz Military Soap, Soap,
bbl sup. Curb, Soda, 1 bbl Cream Tartar,
1 case Pearl Sago 2 cases Isinglass,
2 canoe Sicily & Refined I case Arrow Root,
Liquorice, 150 Bath Brick,
1 bbl FlOur Sulphur,loo gross Matches.
100 doz Extract of em.• 5 doz Lemon Sugar,
on, Rose & Vcnilla, I cask Sal Soda,
Glass, Nails, White Lead, Lard oil, &e.. •
Refer to Merchants Thomas Read & Son,
.‘ Fisher & M'Murtrie,
Honorable John Ker,
May 15, 1851.—1 y.
FITS, FITS, FITS.
JOHN A. KING
Begs leave to return his sincere thanks, for the
eery liberal patronage he has heretofore received,
and at the mime time inihrms a generous public,
that he still continues the
at the old stand of Jacob Snyder, where he will
he pleased to have his friend,' call and leave their
Every garment is warranted to fit neatly, and
shall be well made.
JOHN A. KING.
HUnt., July, 18S1
Useful, Beautiful and Ornamental i I
BEGS LEAVE to inform the people of Hun
tingdon, and the rest of mankind, that he has
bought, brought and opened the richest, largest
and cheapest assortment of
WATCHES & JEWELRY
ever beheld in this meridian In addition to his
unprecedented stock of Watches and Jewelry
he is just opening a most excellent variety o
miscellaneous BOOKS, as well us School
Books and STATIONARY, which he is de
termined shall be sold lower than ever sold in
. Call in and see if this statement is not cor.
rect. Store formerly occupied by Neff & MU.
CO - Old Gold and Silver.wanted,
April 21, 1851.
TO OWNERS OF
UNPATE§TED LANDS.—AII person, in
session of, or owning unpatented lands with
in this commonwealth, are hereby t a ttled that
the act of assembly, passed the 10th of April,
1895, entitled "Ab Act to graduate lands on which
money is due and unpaid to the Connnonwealth
of Pennsylvania,' and which act has been extend
ed from time to time by supplementarv. laws,
WILL EXPIRE ON THE FIRST DAY OF
DECEMBER NEXT, after which time no
abatement ran be mode of any interest which
may have accrued upon the original purchase
It will therefore be highly important to those in
terested to secure their patents and the benefits
of the said act and its supplements during the
time the same will continuo in force.
August 28, 1851
A Beautiful lot of the latest style of Bonnets,
-43- large and small. Also, children's Flats for
Sabel)) , J. d• it: Saxton.
RAGLEY'S.Sppetior Gold Pens, in gold and
silver patent extension cases, warranted to
:ive entire satisfaction, for sale at
Scott's Cheap Jewelry Store.
ZILVER SPOONS of the latest patterns can be
k 3 had at
E. Snare's Jewelry Store.
PORTE MOICINAIES-8 or 10 different kinds;
from 25 coots to 3 dollars at
Scott's Cheap Jewelry Store.
SIX DOLLARS and Fifty rents for the largest
Gold Pencils, at
'Ed. Snare's Jewelry Store,
A Splendid assortment of Ladies Slippers for
• -rx sale by J. W. Saxton.
, I S HE best alsorment of Hardware in town, for
L sale by .T. 4 W. Snthin.
Mar et, '5l.
nn - tinbon
HUNTINGDON, PA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1851.
For the "Journal."
INVOCATION TO HOPE.
Thou lonely star!
Bright spirit of the solitary night,
What dark o'erslutdowy clouds
Obscure thy cheering light?
Or hast thou fled,
And left me joyless, when the wintry blast
Whistles in moody fits among the eaves,
When storms are gathering fast?
Why do thy hefting
Fade with the sun light, or in summer time,
Why do the roses all so withered lie,
In beauty at thy shrine?
To thee f kneel,
When, in the shadows of the twilight dim,
The spirits of the past in solemn strain
Chaunt a low funeral hymn—
• A mournful dirge
Of other times, e'er thy faint beßms had fled;
'Tis borne upon the winds, and through the
That shrouds the dead.
Bright spirit come!
I fain would linger ',loath thy mild control;
And though thy beacon light but dimly burn,
'Tis sunshine to the soul.
Star of my youth:
Dark is the sea o'er which my bark is driven;
Oh, send one beam of thine to light its waves
With dreams of heaven.
Huntingdon, Nov. TEM.
"1 CAN'T MAHE UP MY MINIM
It's really very shocking, hut
• rin,now just forty-five,
And Wore I am, not married yet,
. A fart,. as I'M alive!
And though there's lots of girls about,
• And some to suit, I find,
I (Curet know how it is, I'm sure,--
I can't make up my mind.
Miss Jones—she'stoo particular;
I very, plainly see,
And if I sfe:y'dont Itto et night,
She'd take away the ltt.y,
Miss Brown is rather more the thing,—
She's tender, soft and kind,
But still there's something, and•—in short,
I can't make top my mind.
Miss Tompkins p'rhaps I might think ur,
But there I have some
They say if thwarted she will sit •
All day at Lome, and pout.
Miss Smith will be a tie:tar Alice,
Iler purse, tee heard's well lined,
But then—she squints. Oh, dear ! I can't—
I can't make up my mind.
Miss Julia has a wicked eye,
Would any heart inflame,
But when we took a walk one day,
I found out she was Lam
There's, Sally, who, invited me,
With her I went and dined,
But, gracious me I—to see her eat,—
. I can't make up my mind.
Now, full of smiles, there's Fanny,
Who would, I think, give hope,
Only I've an aujitl fear,
She never uses soap.
Once 1 thought of Dinah, hut
'Tin said she never shined,
And to have a stupid wifa.
I can't make up my mind.
What shall I do ?—or how decide ?
Now awkward is this doubt!
I know they're thinking all the while,
What is the man about?
I'll go at once,—the quesiion pup,—
To little faults be blind,
I'm off,-,yet stay-,—l.ean't—l can't,—
I CAN'T make up my mind.
YANKEE SKILL ON LAND AND
The following amusing account of, our
experience, up to this thus, in the contest
of superiority at the World's Exhibition,
is from the Boston "Evening Transcript."
It reminds us of a wise remark, once made
by Sam Slick. to this effect: "Never toll
folks you can go ahead on 'em, but do
There is an old French proverb, that
those laugh best who laugh last. The
truth of it is likely to be demonstrated in
the intercourse of the last six months, be
tween "John Bull" and his repudiating
offspring, "Brother Jonathan." Because
the latter did not fill up the space allotted
to him in the Crystal Palace with all
sorts of showy contrivances and ornaments
—with silk and satins and splendid cloths
—with costly articles of furniture, and ar
ticles ministering solely to the luxurious
tastes of the opulent—our plain Brother
Jonathan in his suit of homespun, was
laughed at, pointed at, and jeered at, till
he himself began to distrust his owu user
its, and to think of getting back to,his own
folks, there to own up to being beaten,
hide his disminished head and lay low.
But while Brother Jonathan was sitting
disconsolate in the midst of his "traps," in
the Glass Palace, and wishing that he
had nothing to do with his father Bull's in
vention all the nations of the world, to
compete with one another in their "fixins"
and "notions," Jonathan happened to take
a newspaper, and learned that one of his
Collins steamers had made a passage beat
ing the best of Bull's line out and out.—
J onathan slapped his leg, and stroked it
up and down, and his face brightened as he
read. He resolved to stay a while longer,
just to see what might turn up. His eye
fell on some of the machines in his agricul
tural department. "What's the good," he
grumbled to himself, " of these thunder
in old things, if people don't know how
they'll work ? Now here's McCormick's
reaping machine. May I be--no, I
won't swear --but I can take my affidavit,
that I have seen this machine do the work
of ten men, in a given time. If the old
man could see it going over his fields of
rye, I rather think he'd stare some. He
shall see it ! I'll stump him to see it !"
Mr. McCormick's machine was accor
dingly trundled out and put in opperation
upon one of Mr. Mechi's rye fields: at a
great agricultural gathering, and admitted
to be a "dead hit."—The natives wexons
tonished. McCormick's patent became at
once worth a fortune to him, and one of the
first-class prizes of the Exhibition was set
down for him by the judges.
Brother Jonathan put on a new dickey,
brushed his hat, and walked through Re
gent's Park with his head considerably
higher than he had worn it the week be
fore. Dropping into one of the club
houses, with that elegant negligent air for
which he is noted, he took up a French
paper, and read an article, from the pen of
one of the most distinguished of contempo
rary critics, in which it was elegantly
maintained that the first work in the high
est department of art in the Exhibition,
was the Greek Slave, by Hiram Powers.—
"One of my boys," exclaimed Jonathan,
throwing down the paper, and starting up
in a manner to shock the sensibilities of a
cozy old gentleman and two Life-guards
men who sat near.
While Brother Jonathan was thus re
covering from the depression of spirits un
der which ho had been laboring at the com
mencement of the Exhibition, he woke up
one morning to .leain that another of his
"boys" had, unknown to himself, come
over the big pond and challenged John
Bull and all creation besides, to a sailing
match, planking his $50,000 like a man,
and begging somebody to win it.
Jonathan felt a little nervous at this.—
If there was any thing that Bull prided
himself on, it was the superior sailing
quality of his yachts. Other folks might
produce better painters and sculptors, but
better ship-builders--never. "It will be
pricking the old man between the joints of
his armor," said Jonathan, "to outsail his
yachts ! I'm half afraid we can't came it.
It's a wild scheme, a mad scheme, and it's
a pity to throw away a cool fifty thousand
dollars. However, the boy is in for it, and
i he must face it out like a man. He mustn't
show the white feather now. I could
give him a thrashing for not letting we in
to his secret, but seeing as we are here to
gether, I'll do the handsome thing, clap
him on the back, and help him out in funds
if he has bragged too deep.,'
It was a great day in Cowes. John
Bull and all his family were present in
their best. Queen Victoria, Prince Al
bert, and the children, lords and ladies,
dukes and marquises, admirls captains,
authors and editors, everybody, in short,
who was anybody—were out to witness
the defeat of the audacious Yankee, and
to rejoice in another triumph of British
In spite of a certain swagger of uncon
cern, and an affectation of confidence which
Jonathan chose to assume, you could see,
from au occasional rapid cutting of the eye,
that he was wide awake to what was going
on, and felt seine little trepidation as to
the result. But when that result was an
nounced—when it was proclaimed that
the America had beaten all the 44erack"
yachts and schooners in the kingdom—
Jonathan was all meekness, suavity, and
self-control. No one would have imagined
that anything surprising had occurred.—
You would have sworn that he bad known
it all beforehand. And yet the old fellow
was all the while chuckling and crowing
inside of him like all possessed. To see
the way in which he took old Bull by the
hand, after the trial, would have done
your heart good. Not a bit of exultation
did he feel on the occasion—oh ! not a
BY L. A. iviLmEn
" Get out of the way, you young ras
cals!" This address was made by a gen
tleman with a very imperious air and some
thing naval officer-like in his costume and
manners, who was seated in a handsome
open carriage, with a fashionably dressed
lady by his...side. The " young rascals"
whom he thus honored with his notice,
were two boys, ten or twelve years old,
dealers in shingle shavings, an article very
much used in this city for kindling coal
fires. The lads were wheeling six or eight
bundles of their commodity, in a hand
cart, and they happened to meet the gen
tleman in his carriage in a part of the
street which was obstructed by a large
pile of firewood, which made it impossible
for the two vehicles to pass each other,
unless ono of the drivers should have the
complaisance to draw back. "Get out of
the way, you young rascals," said the
gentleman in the carriage. The young
shingle-shaving merchants looked at the
speaker with undisguised astonishment,
and he was obliged to repeat the order
before they seemed to realize the fact that
the were the party spoken to. At last
one of the young gentle Men made answer,
"Get out of the way yourself, and blamed
to you." It was now the turn of the
man in the carriage to be astonished.—
Pale with rage, he exclaimed, " Do you
know who I am, you villains ?" "No, we
don't," answered one of the boys; "some
Englishman, I guess. Do you know who
we are?" The gentleman was obliged to
confess his ignorance, and be did it in a
tone of supreme contempt. "We are
American citizens," said the young shin
gle merchant, with great dignity. "Is
that any reason that you should block up
the streets I" said the imperious gentle
man, very excitedly. "To be sure it is,"
replied the Juvenile ; "who has a better
right to the streets? We are the majority
—two to one—l guess, and the majority
carries everything in this country." The
aristocratic gentleman seemed disposed
to be very violent, but observing, proba
bly, that the bystanders, who were now
very numerous, sympathised with the re
publican party, he swallowed his wrath
and sat silently for several minutes as if
reflecting what course he should pursue
in these perplexing circumstances. The
lady who sat by his side now spoke for
the first time., and in a sweet and gentle
voice she said to the boys : "Will you not
oblige me by allowing us to pass ?" "Cer
tainly madam," said the sturdy young re
publican, "we'll do anything for a ,lady, or
for a man who knows flow to behave him
self like gentlemen ; but as for giving way
to a stuck-up rowdy like him, blamed if
I wouldn't rather stay hero till next
Fourth of July." They then drew back
and allowed the carriage to pass without
tfi How much good could be done, if
those who can pay, should do it prompt
ly. The Cleveland Herald publishes the
following, as applicable to their latitude;
but Cleveland is but one of a thousand
places where the delay in the payment
of debts to the laborer, works the inset
cruel injustice :
"I'll call around and pay."—What a
world of woe is contained in these few
words to the poor artizan 'and mechanic !
"I'll call around and pay," says the rich
man, to avoid the trouble of going to his
desk to get the necessary funds, and .the
poor mechanic is obliged to go home to
disappoint his workmen and all who de
pend upon him for their due. It is an
easy matter to work—the only real glo-
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ry in this life is an independent idea to
be able to sustain yourself by the. labor
of your hands, and it may be imagined
what crushing force there is in "I'll call
around and pay," to the laboring man
who depends upon that pay for subsis
tence. If those who could pay would
pay at once, it would place hundreds
and thousands in a condition to do like
wise, and prevent much misery and dis
Only a Trifle.
"That's right," said Ito my friend
Simpkins, the baker, as the sickly looking
widow of Henry Watkins went out of his
shop door with a loaf of bread which he
bad given her—"that's right, Simpkins; I
am glad you are helping the poor creature,
for she has a hard time of it since Harry
died, and her own health failed her."
"Hard enough sir, hard euought; and I
am glad to help her, though what I give
her don't cost much—only a trifle sir ?"
“How often does she come 1”
"Only three times a week. I told her
to come oftener, if she needed to, but she
says three loaves are plenty for her and
her little one, with what she got by sew
"And have you any snore such custom
ers, Simpkins ?"
"Only two or three, sir."
"Only two or three; why, it must be'
quite a tax upon your profits I"
"0 no, not so rnutch as you suppose;
altogether it amounts to only a trifle."
I could not but smile as my friend re
peated these words; but after I left him, I
fell to thinking how much good he is do
ing with "only a trifle." He supplies
three or four families with the bread they
eat from day to day; and though the actu
al cost for a year shows but a small sum in
dollars and cents, the benefit coferred is by
no means a small one. A sixpence to a
man who has plenty to "eat and drink, and
wherewithal to be clothed," is nothing, but
is something to one on the verge of starva
tion: And we know not how much good
we are doing when we give "only a trifle"
to a good object,
Ll_7' Some years ago, when the legisla
ture of one of the iniddle states was fram
ing a new constitution, the discussion of
various provisions was warns and obstinate.
Many days had been spent in fiery debate,
and the vote was at length about to be ta
ken. Just at this moment a country mem
ber, who had been absent for some days
previously, entered and took his seat.—
Another member who was in favor of the
amended constitution, went to him and en
deavored to make a convert of him•
"You must vote for the constitution by
all means," said he.
think of it," said the country mem-
"But you must make up your mind at
once, man, for the vote is about to be ta
The country member scratched his head
and seemed puzzled.
"Come, why do you hesitate Will you
promise to vote for tho constitution 2 I
am sure it will give you satisfaction.
"I'll vote for it on one condition." said
the country member.
"What is that'!"
"And on no other, by gracious !"
"But what condition is it 1"
"Why, that they will let lt run by my
A Later Eve
A short time since a young lad, not
very remarkable for his intelligence, was
called up in a. Sunday school, and an ex
amination took place as to his Knowledge
of original sin, Sundry questions were
asked him, when the Catechist inquired,
'who first bit the apple?' Tho•boy studi
ed a little, and replied, 'I don't know,
but guess 'twas our Bets, for she eats
green apples like rot.'
A French gentleman, apprehending him
self on his death bed, earnestly entreated
his young wife not to marry an °Meer of
whom he had been jealous. 'My deur,'
said she, 'do not distress yourself ; I have
given my word to another a great while
Preventive of Jealousy.
A beautiful young lady having called
out an ugly gentleman to dance with her,
ho was astonished at the condecension,
and believing that she was in love with
him, in a very pressing manner desired to
know Wiry she had selected him from the
rest of the company. 'Because, sir,' re
plied the lady, 'tiny husband commanded
me to select such a partner as should not
give him cause for jealousy.'
The following is said to be a literal
copy of a letter lately sent to a medical
man, not far distant from Blackburn,
in Lancasbier:—Ccr,—You oblige me if
yolko kol and ce me. I bey a Bad kowl
tun bill in my Bow hills and hey lost• my
There is a grocer up-town, who is said
to be so mean that he was once seen to
catch a flea off his counter, hold him up
by his hind legs, and look into the cracks
of his feet, to see if he hadn't been steal
ing some of his sugar.
A PAIR or num.—There is a man
in Pleasant Street, Boston, so sharp that
he has only to lather himself and look into
the glass—he never needs a razor to shave
with. And another so dull that his wife
has to strap him every morning.
'SET UP.'—We notice in an Illinois
paper the marriage of Edward C. Pinn
to Miss Mary Pinu. Time will be pretty
likely to make ten pins out of this
Man is a bundle of habits. What, then,
Is woman ?---Stirt
4 11 - axey' says she is an armful of sighs,
bran and whalebone.
An Irishman dropped a letter into the
post-office the other day, with the follow
ing writing on its corner--g Please hasten
the delay of this letter.'
The most attentive man to business we
ever know, was he who once wrote on his
shop door, 'Gone io bury my wife : return
in half an hour.'
It rained so hard in Arkansas last week
that people had to jump in the river to
keep from drowning.
A venerable old lady who had a singu
lar faculty for skipping 'hard words' in the
text, came to the passage which says—
'And the Lord smote Abijah, the Hittite,
that he died,' which she rendered thus
the Lord smote Abijah—Hi Teti te,
thee! he did.
A report on roads in Kentucky reads
thus:—'Yo gravel or maeademized road is
fit for use- until it is cemented firmly by
This reminds us of the Irishman's boots:
4 06 say Paddy, 'l'll niver be able to
put these boots on until I have worn them
a week or two.'
THE BEST JUDOE.-A judge and a jo
king lawyer were conversing about the
doctrines of the transmigration of the
souls of men into animals.
"Now," said the judge, "suppose you
and I were turned into a horse and an ass,
whioh would you prefer to be 7"
"The ass, to be sure," replied the law
"Why 2 " asked the judge.
"Because," was the reply, " I have
heard of au ass being a judge, but of
tri' A western editor gives the follow
ing as the most approved method of killing
fleas in those parts. Place the animal on
a smooth pine board, and hedge him in
with putty; then IIEAD him an account of
all the railroad and steamboat accidents
which have happened in the last twelve
months. As soon as he becomes so fright
ened as not to be able to stir, draw out his
teeth, and he will starve to death.
l"C" 'lle Best Bite we ever had on a
fishing excursion, was the bite we took
along with us.