Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, November 27, 1851, Image 1

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S. D. WILLIADAS dt. Co.,
Wholesale Grocers and COMMiSS;OII laferchorose on
Dealers in Produce and Pittsburg
No. lie, Wood Street, Pittsburg.
"ri AVE NOW IN STORE, and to arrive Oil
11 week, the following goods, of the most re
sent importations, which are offered on the most
reasonable terms:
1.15 catty boxes prime Green Tea.
45 half chests do do
46 " t hiking and Chubut.
100 bags Rio Coffee.
15 " Laguyra and Java.
60 boxes Ers, s's, and Ilb lump tobacco.
35 bids. Nos. 1 and 3 Mackerel.
20 and .4 do No. 1 do
2 and tdo Salmon.
$0 vexes scaled Herring.
1300 lbs extra Madder.
3 bales Cassia, I bale Cloves,
6 hags Pepper & Alspice, 1 bbl ' Nutmegs,
2 bids Ground Ginger, 1 bbl ground pepper,
1 bbl Ground Pimento, 10 kegs ground Mustard
10 kegs ground Cassia, 10 do do Cloves,
2 bids Garret's Stud, 45 has Stearin Candles,
20 bag Star Candles, 10 do Sperm do
100 dos Masons lilack'g 100 PM sup. Rice Flour,
100 11)8 S. F. Indigo, 20 don Ink,
150 doz Corn Brooms, 125 doz Patent Zinc
50 has extra pure Starch, Wash Boards,
25 ,in iesstu,., 75 bhls N. O. Molasses,
i 11. Molasses, 10 do (101i1C11 Syrup,
25 do ernAlied, 55011 is seedless Raisins,
& Powdered Sugar, 50 drams Smyrna. Figs,
20jars Bordeaux Prunes, 50 Ilis Sicily Fetuses,
5 boxes Rock Candy, 2 boxes Genoa Citrons,
10 do Cocoa & Chocolate, 5 do Castile & Almond
12 do% Military Soap, Soap,
1 ishl sup. Carl, Soda, 1 bbl Cream Tartar,
1 case Pearl Sago, 2 cases Isinglass,
2 cases Sicily & Relined 1 case Arrow Root,
Liquorice, 150 Bath Brick,
1 bid Flour Sulphur, 100 gross Matches,
100 doz Extract of Lem- 5 doz Lemon Sugar,
on, Rose & 1 cask Sal Soda,
Glass, Nails, White Lead, Lard oil, &c.
Refer to Merchants Thomas Read & Son,
Fisher & M'Murtrie,
•, Charles Miller,
cs Honorable John Yee,
May IS, 1251.—1 y.
.1011. V .4. KISG
Begs leave to return his sincere thanks, for the
very liberal patronage lie has heretofore received,
and at the same thou informs a generous public,
that he still continues the
at the old stand of Jacob Snyder, where he will
b• pleased to have his friends call and lea's their
Every garment is warranted to !It neatly, and
shall be well made.
Hunt., July, IESI
OF 'rug
Useful, Beautiful and Ornamental !!
BEGS LEAVE to inform the people of Hun
tingdon, and the rest 'of mankind, that he has
bought, brought and openpd the 'whoa, largest
and cheapest assortment of
•ver beheld in this itir•ridian In addition to his
unprecedented stock Watches and Jew.lry
he isjust opening a most excellent variety o
miscellaneous BOOKS,• as well as School
Books and STATIONARY, which he is de
termined shall be sold /over than ever sold in
. . . _
Call in and see if this statement is not cor.
rect. Store formerly occupied by Neff &
n7 - 01d Gold and Silver wanted.
April 21, 1851.
TNPATENTED LANDS.—MI persons in pos
t) session of, or owning unpainted lands with
in this Commonwealth, are hereby notified that
the act of asseinhly, passed the 10th of April,
tan, entitled' An Act to graduate lands on which
motley is duetted unpaid to the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania,' and which act has been extend
ed lives to time by suppLmientary laws,
DECEMBER NEXT, after which time no
Abutemennt can be mule of any interest which
nosy intro accrued upvii the criginnl purelinau
It will therefore be highly imports:it to tfosc
srested to secure their patents and the henOtitb
ache said aet and its swpplements during the
time the same will continue in force.
August 28, 1851.
A Beautiful lot of the latest style of Bonnets,
large end small. Also, children's Flats for
isle by J. I• IV. Saxton.
May 29, '5l.
BAWAY'S Superior (iuld Pens, in gold and
giver patent extension eases, warranted to
giro emirs aatisfAction, for aide at
. Seett'a Clienp Jewelry Store.
SSPOO?.:S of the latest patterns can be
10 had at _ _ . -
B. Snare's Jewelry Sterol
PORTE NIONNAIES--- , or 10 different kinds;
from 25 cants to 3 dollars at
Scott's Cheap Jewelry Store.
QIX DOLLARS and Fifty cents for the largest
" Gold Pcdoile, at
Ed. Snare's Jewelry Store.
1E best assortmoot II( Hardware in town, for
sal* by J. t W. Sarnia.
May 55,'51.
ONE first rata 4 octave, harp stand MELO
DEANN for sale at
las now. en. PNARE'S.
IS l' )11811 BLACKWOOD.
I'm sitting on the style Mary,
Where we sat side by side,
One bright May morning long ego,
When you were first my bride;
The corn was springing fresh and green,
And the lark sang loud and high,
And the red was on your lip, Mary;
And the lore-light in your eye.
The place is little changed, Mary,
The day is bright es then—
The lark's lowl song is in my ear, .
And the corn is green again ;
But I miss the soft clasp of your hand,
And your breath warm on my cheek,
And I still keep Ilse:ling for the rtal. , ,
For the words you nevermore may speak.
'Tin hut a step down yonder lane,
And the little church stands near—
The church where we were wed, Mary,
I see the spire from here;
But the grave-yard lies between, Mary,
And my steps might break your rest,
For I've laid you darling, down to sleep,
With your baby on your breast.
I'm very lonely, now, Mary,
For the poor mike no new friends,
But oh, they love the better still,
The few our Father sends
And you were all I hail, Mary,
My blessing and toy pride--
There's nothing left to me for now,
Since my poor Mary died.
You 4 s was a brave gum! heart, Mary,
That still kept Itopilmin,
When the tr ust in God had left my soul,
And my arm's youm; strength had gone;
There was comfort ever on your lip,
And the kind look on your brow—
I Ideas you, Mary, for that same,
Though you can't hear me now.
I thank you ttr the patient smile,
When your heart was fit to break,
When the hunger-pain was pluming there,
And you hid it for my sake;
I bless you for the pleasant word,
When r•nur heart was sad and sore—
Oh! I'm thankful •nn are gone, Maly,
Where grief can't reach you more.
I'm lidding you a long farewell,
My Mary—kind and true!
But I'll not forget you, darling,
In the hunt I'm going to.
They say there's bread and work fur all,
And the sun shines always there,
But I'll not forget old Ireland,
Were it fifty times as tuir!
And often h 1 those grand old woods
I'll sit, not shut my eyes,
And my heart willirarel back again
To the place where Mary lies;
And I'll think I see the little stile,
Where w•e sat side by side,
And the springing corn and the bright
May morn,
When first you were my bride.
Give me a Friend.
Give me n friend to love me—
A friend that I can lore—
And let the storm around me blow,
The sky be dark above—
The breathing of that gentle heart,
The light of .that bright eye,
Shall be to no a world of wealth,
The rainbow of my sky.
A. great 6experience meeting' was held
one evening in S—church, where the
speakers, as usual, were to be reformed
drunkards. An estimable woman whom
we will call Alice, was induced to attend.
When the meeting was somewhat advan
ced, a late member of Congress arose with
apparent sadness and said :-431r. Presi
dent, although I had consented, at your
urgent solicitation, to address this large
assembly to-night, yet I felt so strong a
reluctance to doing so, that it has been
with the utmost difficulty I could drag
myself forward. But I had passed my
word, I could not violate it. As to rela
ting my experience, that I do not think I
can venture upon. The past I dare not
recall. Would to heaven that just ten
years of my life were blotted out.'
' The speaker paused a moment, already
much affected. Then resuming a firmer
voice he said :
But something must be said of my own
case, or I shall fail to make that impres
sion on your minds that I wish to pro
'Pictures of real life touch the heart
with power,'while abstract presentations
of truth glitter coldly in the intellectual re
gions of the mind, and then fade from the
perception, like figures in a diorama.
'Ysur speaker sass among the first
members of the bar in a neighboring
State. Nay, more than that—he repre
sented his county three years in the As
sembly of this Commonwealth, and more
than that still—occupied a seat in Con
gress for two Congressional periods.'
At this moment the stillness of death
pervaded the crowded assembly.
'And yet more than that,' he continued,
his voice sinking into a thrilling tone—'ho
once had a tenderly loved wife and two
sweet children. But ull these bleSsings
have departed from him, he continued, his
voice growing louder and deeper in his ef
forts to control himself. 'He was unwor
thy to retain them! His constituents
threw him off because he had debased him
self and disgraced them. And more than
all—she who had borne lain two dear
babes, was forced to abandon him, and
seek an asylum in her father's house. And
why ? Could I become so changed in a
few short years 1 What power was there
so to abase me that my fellow beings spurn
ed, and even the wife of my bosom turn
ed away heart stricken from we ? Alas !
my friends, it was a mad indulgence, in
toxicating drinks. But for this, I were
now an honorable and useful representa
, ties in Congress, pursuing after my coun
try's good and blest in the home circle
with wife and children.
'But I have not told you all. After
my wife separated from me, I sank rapidly.
A state of perfect sobriety brought too
many terrible thoughts, I therefore drank
more freely, and was more rarely, if ever
under the bewildering effects of partial in
toxication. I remained in the same
lage for some years but never saw her
once during that time—nor a glimpse of
my children. At last I became so aban
doned in my life, that my wife urged on by
her friends no doubt, filed an application
for a divorce, and as cause could easily be
shown why it should be granted, a separa
tion was legally declared. To complete
my disgrace, at the next Congressional
canvass, I was left off the ticket, as unfit
to represent the district.
'Three years have elapsed since then.—
For two years of this period I abandoned
myself to the fearful impulse of the appe
tite I had acquired. Then I heard of
this new movement—the great temperance
cause. At first I sneered, then wondered,
listened at last and finally threw myself
upon the great wave that was sweeping on
ward, in hope of being carried by it far out
lof the reach of danger, and I did not hope
with a vain hope. It did for °me all and
more than I could have dreamed. It set
me once more upon my feet—once more
made a man of me. 4 year of sobriety,
earnest devotion to my profession, and fer
vent prayer to Him, who alone gives
strength in every good resolution, has re
stored much to me that I have lost—but
not all—not my wife and children. Ah ?
between myself and these the law has laid
its stern itupassible irterdietion. I have
no longer a wife; no longer children;
though my heart goes out towards these
beloved ones with. the tenderest yearnings.
Pictures of our early days of wedded love
are lingering in my imagination_ I dream
ed of the sweet fire-side circle; I see even
before me the once placid face of my Al
ice, as her eyes looked into my own with
intelligent confidence. I feel her arms
twined about my neck; the music , of her
voice is ever sounding in my car.'
Here the speaker's emotions overcame
him. His utterance became choked, and
he stood silent with bowed head and silent
limbs. The dense mass of people were
hushed into an oppressive stillness, that
was broken here and there by half stifled
sobs. At this moment there was a move
ment in the crowd. A female figure be
fore whom every one appeared instinctive
ly to give way was seen passing up the
aisle. This was not observed by the
speaker until she had come nearly in front
of the platform on which he stood. Then
the movement caught his ear, and lifting
his eyes they instantly fell on , Alice—for
it was she that was passing onward—he
bent forward towards her with sudden up
lifted hands and eager eyes, and stood
like a statue until she had gained the
stand and advanced quietly to his side.—
'For s moment or two they stood thus: the
whole audience, thrilled with the scene,
were on their feet & bending forward, when
the speaker extended 'his arms, and Alice
threw herself upon his bosom with a quick,
wild gesture. Thus for the space of a
minute they stood—every one fully, by a
single intuition, understanding the scene.
One of the ministers then came forward
and separated them.
no,' said the reformed Congress
man, 'you cannot take her away from
'Heaven forbid that I should do that,
replied the minister. 'By your confession
she is not your wife.'
'No, she is not,' returned the speaker
'But she is ready to renew her vows
again,' Alice said smiling through her
tears, that now reigned over her face.
Before the large assembly all standing,
• and with few dry eyes, was said in a bro
kent voice the marriage ceremony that
gave the speaker and Atka to each other.
As the minister, an aged man with his
thin white locks, finished the rite, he laid
his h6ds upon the heads of the two he
had joined in hol l y , hands, and lifting up
his aged eyes that streamed nith dorps of
gladness, he said in a solemn voice:—
'What God has joined togethed, let not
RU.3I pot asunder.'
'Aims; was cried by the who le assem
bly, as a single voice.
To Cure a Wife of Gambling.
According to the French journalists, the I
passion for gambling has reached almost
the same heighls as when, under the re
gent, so many were ruined by this profli
gate practice ; and it has extended its do
minion over that sea who should be least
subiait to its influence, because its exhibi
tion in woman seems to be so disgusting
and so thoroughly opposed to all the gen
tle and delicate attributes which give her'
her peculiar charm. if we may believe
accounts which are said to be drawn from
the most authentic sources, a very ene
tive lesson has lately been taught by a
husband to a wife who was busily engaged
in the satisfactory employment of ruining
her husband's estate by enormously high
play. M. X., the son of a general of the
empire, left with the title of baron and a
handsome fortune, had married a young
and charming wife. After three or four
years of happy wedded life, Mdme. la bar
oune X, who had hitherto exhibited a gen
tle disposition, clouded by scarcely a sin
gle fault, changed f all at once ; her humor
became fitful an l quiet pleasures possess
ed no charm for her. Arrive dat the
prime of her youthful years, at a period
when all the powers fully develop them
selves, a restless and ardent disposition
manifested itself ; she betrayed an undue
fondues for admiration, and a passion fol.
play displayed itself in her character with
a violence not often met with. The hus
band suffered and trembled in silence.—
Mduie. X had already lost large sums of
money, and had sold her diamonds and re
placed them with false brilliants. Great
was the perplexity of the poor husband,
when a lucky inspiration or a happy sug
gestion of a friend came to his aid.—
Amongst the elegant saloons of the world
of fashion devoted to the worship of cards,
there was one more dangerous than all
the rest, where the play was ruinously
high, and the company anything but se
lect. M. X., consented to be presented,
and, in company with his wire, walked
resolutely into this abyss. Madame has
tened to secure a seat at the table where
the largest pile of gold was glittering;
immediately, as she . took her place, a gen
tleman of respectible ago and appearance,
carrying at his buttonhole a ribbon of ma
ny colored stripes, seated himself opposite
to her. At the first turn of the cards
this adversary won twenty five louis and
soon the loss of the gambling beauty
amounted to twenty thousand francs.
"Double or quits!" said the respectable
" Done," said she, endeavoring to look
unconcerned. Again she lost.
" Double or quits !" This refrain,
and the sumo unlucky result were several
times repeated. At first frightened, Mime
X. next thought that she was playing with
a gallant adversary, who, from motives of
generosity, was playing until the luck
should turn in her favor. But when the
debt amounted to ono hundred thousand,
crowns, the gentleman declined rlayini
any longerr, under the plea of sudden ill-1
ness, and rising, said :
" We will stop. here, if you please, mad
awe; I believe you owe we just th
deed thousand francs "
There was a sensation produced among
the crowd by this announcement, and
madame retired with despair iu her heart.
For the first time she feared her husband.
Still, the terrible avowel must be made,
and she made it, pale, - treu,bling, and on
her knees,
"Rise, my dear," said the husband, in
a sad but kind voice. " The evil is done
—all that is left to pay the debt ; it is true
we shall be nearly ruined, but our honor
will be safe."
Tho adversary soon made his appear
ance, and was accompanied to the notary's
dice by M. X., who, on his return, said to
his wife, "There is left us now only my
small farm in Auvergne ; I. can be well
content there, but you will find it a dull
abode, and that is my only grief."
Touched by so much kindness, Madame
X. left Paris without a regret for its ruin
ous pleasures. After so many stormy onto
tions, her soul found the life in the coun
try calm and sweet, and she soon acquired
a love for its tranquil pleasures, and was
perfectly happy. They lived there ten
"Those were the happiest years of any
life," saiJ 31thlie. X., "and nothing ever
gave :ne trouble except the thought that
I had caused you to pay so dearly for
44 Console yourself, my dear," said her
husband, 46 out sayings would more than
pay your loss, but you really lost nothing,
and our fortune is doubled. The gentle
man who played with you was one of those,
respectible persons who can always win if
they please—and he played for the hus
band?"—Parker's Journal.
It has been truly said—" The first being
that rushes to the recollection of a soldier
or a sailor, in his heart's difficulty, is his
mother. She clings to nis memory and
affection in the midst of all the forgetful
ness and hardihood induced by a roving
life. The last message he leaves is for
her, his last whisper breaths her name.H
The mother, as she instills the lesson of
piety and filial obligation into the heart
of her infant son, should always feel that
her labor is not in vain. She may drop
into the grave, but she has left behind
her influences that will work for her.—
The bow is broken, but the arrow is sped,
and will do its office."
Female Society.
Of all the refiners of the course nature
of man, true, female society is the most
effective. There is a respect for the soft
er sox implanted in us by nature that makes
us desire to appear well in the presence of
delicate and intelligent females, and has a
tendency to elevate our feelings, and make
us assume a gentleness and propriety of
deportment totally at variance with all
coarseness and vulgarity. Such is the
influence of the intercourse of which we
speak; in forming character, that we do
not recollect ever having seen a young
man devoted to the society of ladies of his
own age, that did nor nun out well and
prosper in life; while on the other hand,
wo have observed many who, by confining
themselves to associa•ions with the mem
bers of their sex, acquired a roughness and
uncouthness of manner that entirely unfit
, ted them for the intercourse of li c. We
are perfectly aware that a foolish timidity
I ts at the bottom of this; we ilsteew it a
great defcst of character. If the ladies
were only aware of the power they right
fully possess iu forming the habits and
manners of men, they would take pains to
allay the sensitiveness which produces
want of case in their presence, and by be
coming affability and kindness, cherish con- 1
fiileuce and self possession. The matchers
of the two sexes were invited by their Ma
ker to be companions for each other, and
the more easy and free their -intercourse
can be—duo regard being had to strict
propriety—the iuere delicate and refined
will be the sentiments of all concerned.
117'A connitythan once brought a
piece of board to an artist, with the re
quest that ho would paint upon it, St.
Christopher, as large as life. "But," re
turned the ert ist, "that board is much
too small for that purpose." The coun
tryman looked perplexed at this unexpect
ed discovery. "1 hat'a bad job," said he,
"but lookee, sir, ye can let his feet hang
down over the edge of the board!"
e hun-
llicn.--Alrou seem animated by this
fine autumn scene, my dear Annie,' said a
lover. 'No,' said she, •I never shall be
.V nnie-mated till I an your Wife, dearest,'
and he gave her such a kiss that Jemima
vowed she thought somebody had hit
against our barn door with the heel of a
wet shoe, it made such a noise.
Gising the Hag
This is well known to be a cant phrase
among the girls, equivalent to discarding
a beau. A young gentleman went to make
an evening visit to a young lady, and up
on entering the room found her laughing
at something right merrily--of course he
enquired the cause—she told him her
mother had just been making a pillow
case, and. had sewed up both ends! Well,
said the gentleman, it is a pity she had'nt
sewed you up in it—yes, pertly annswered
Miss, and then I suppose you would have
wanted her to "give you the bag."
L" We always heard that negroes had
thick skulls, but wo have deemed it a
slanderous reception. A "correspondent,
however, tells us a story that, if we credit
him, must lead us to the opinion that it
was not all slander. He says that ouo of
our sable brethren was passing through
the streets a few days since during a thun
der shower, when a flash of lightning struck
him on the head. He clapped his hand
to the spot, and looking round him ex
claimed. 'I thought I heard suthin drop
on my head!' His skull was so thick and
hard that lightning, unable to crack it,
passed into the ground.
VULGARITY Or IlEALTlL—lkaitli is
getting to be vulgar, and is confined prin
cipally to servant girls. No "lady" can
possibly plead guilty to being well, with-:
out losing caste. Spinal complaints are
just now in the ascendant—no female be
ing considered good society who possesses
sufficient strength to raise a smoothing
'Timothy,' said a certain Grocer to his
,clerk, 'l've joined the Temperance Society
and it won't look well to sell liquor, in
•future, before folks. So, if any person
calls for any, you must take them into the
back room.'
11.7" A rainzed urchin of the sister king
dom being broa:.;ht before a magistrate for
some offence, was asked who his father
was? 'ls it toy father yo'er axin for
wait awhile ;' and after tal:imt a little time
to recoiloct himself, ho replied, , Plaz , ! your
honor, I can't mind the gintleman't
One or Tother.
dozen children may seem a large
family with our folks, who aro moderate,'
remarks idrs. Parington; 'but soy poor
dear husband used to tell a story of a wo
man in some part of the world, where he
stopped one night, who bad nineteen chil
dren in five years, or five children in
nineteen years, 1 dun't recollect which--
but I remember it was one or t'other.'
TALE.—The Boston Post observes that
it was a warm but delightful day, when.
the beautiful !Nen was seated at an open
Window. The inq assioned sun shone full
upon her face while the amorous zephrys
nontonly played among her clustering
ritilets. Charles Augustus, her devoted.
and favorite lover, gallantly offered to
close the blinds, , No, no, my dear Charles,
she latt Lash i ugly - responded—Al hacl
er have a little rrx, than no atit at all.'