Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, December 04, 1851, Image 1

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Wholesale Grocers and Commission Merchants to
Dealers in Produce and Pittsburg
No. 116, Wood Street, Pittsburg.
TT AVE NOW IN STORE, and to arrive this
11 'week, the following goods, of the most re
cent importations, which are offered on the most
reasonable terms:
115 catty boxes prime Green Tea.
45 half chests do do
16 Oolong and Chulan.
100 bags Rio Coffee.
15 « Laguyra and Java.
80 boxes B's, s's, b and 1 lb lump tobacco.
35 bbls. Nos. 1 and 3 Mackerel.
20 and do No. 1 do
2 and #do Salmon.
50 boxes scaled Herring.
1300 lbs extra Madder.
3 bales Cassia, 1 bale Cloves,
6 bags Pepper & Alspice, I 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 bits Stearin Candles,
20 bxs Star Candles, 10 do Sperm do
100 doz Masons Black'g 100 lbs sup. Rico Flour,
100 lbs S. F. Indigo, 20 dd. Ink,
150 don Corn Brooms, 125 doz 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 Lost; Crushed, 550 lbs seedless Raisins,
& Powdered Sugar, 50 drums Smyrna Figs,
20jarii Bordeaux Prunes, 50 lbs Sicily Prunes,
5 boxes Rock Candy, 2 boxes Genoa Citrons,
10 do Cocoa & Chocolate, 5 do Castile & Almond
12 dos Military Soap, Soap,
1 bbl sup. Carb. Soda, 1 bbl Cream Tartar,
1 case Pearl Sago, 2 cases Isinglass,
2 cases Sicily & Refined 1 case Arrow Root,
'Liquorice, 150 Bath Brick,
.. - 5111sbLElotir Sulphtir, 100 gross Matches,
100 doz Extract of Lein. 5 dos Lemon Sugar,
on, Rose & Venilla,l cask Sal Soda,
Glass, Nails, White Lad, Lard oil, &c.
Refer to Merchants Thomas Read & Son,
Fisher & M'Murtrie,
•‘ Charles Miller,
Honorable John Ker,
May 13, 1831.—1 y
Begs leave to return his sincere thanks, for the
vary liberal patronage he has heretotbre received,
and at the same time informs a generous public,
that he still continues the
at the old stand of JaCoh Snyder, where he will
be pleased to have his friends call and leave their
Every garment is warranted to fit neatly, and
shall be well used..
Hunt., July, 1851
Useful, Beautiful and Ornamental !!
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 cheapeet assortment oS
ever beheld in this meridian In addition to Ins
unprecedented stock of Watches and Jewelry
he is just opening a most excellent variety o
miscellaneous BOOKS, as well as School
Books and STATIONARY, which lie 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 & Mil•
07 - 01 d Gold and Silver wonted.
April 21, 1831.
U.NPATENTED LANDS.—AII persons in pos
session of, or owning unpatented lands with
in thin Commonwealth, are hereby notified that
the set of assembly, passed the 10th of April,
1835, entitled "An Act to graduate lambi on which
Money is due and unpaid to the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania,' and which act has been extend
ed from time to time by supplementary laws,
DECEMBER NEXT, after which time no
abatemcnnt can be made of any interest which
may have accrued upon the original purchase
It will therefore ho highly important to those in
terested to secure their patents and the benefits
of the said net and its supplements during the
time the same wilt continue in force.
WILLIAM liuTcmsoN,
August 28, 1851.
TILE best assortment of lianiware in town, for
sale by . J. IV. Saxton.
May 29, '5l.
DOOE first rate 4 octave, harp stand MELD
DEAN for sale at
Sept 11,1851
ABeautiful lot of the latest style of Bonnets,
large and swell. Also, ehilaren's Flats fur
sale by J. 4. W. Saxton.
May 29,'51.
BAGLEY'S Superior Gold Pens, in gold and
silver patent extension cases, warranted to
give entire satisfaction, for sale at
Scott's Cheap Jewelry Store.
QILVER SPOONS of the latest patterns can he
had at
E. Snare's Jewelry Store.
DORTE MONNAIES-8 or 10 differeut kinds;
A from 25 tents to 3 dollars at
Scott's Cheap Jewelry Store.
SIX DOLLARS and Fifty cents for the largest
Gold Pencils, at
Ed. Snare's Jewelry Store.
[From the Louisville Journal.]
On hearing of her extraordinary proceedings in
consequence of the liberation of Kossuth.
Well! what's the mattes i en, thou snarling em
That sit'st amongst the stations as a vampire,
Sucking the blo'od of fallen Hungar3l
Thou seem'st determined never to be suited,
Whether thy heroes are "caviesed or hooted—
What can we do t' apilasi thy majesty?
Thy pet, the valiant woman-whipping Bayne's—
Pray, at the thought vexatious, do not cry now!
Once going forth to take a little ride
And see how others whip tw slay men,
Himself got soundly whippefl by English draymen,
And scented and hissed by all the world beside.
Ho snaking home, complaining to his mammy,
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We_ rd thy loud, 'inpatient, furious "dant'me!"
It o fi ercely through both hemispheres!
Not ci n t alarmed, yet liking not the pother,
We thought it'licst, (thy angry grief to smother)
To greet the next that came with nine good
Kossuth come next, whom than hest niTtde a hero,
Striving to keep his noble soul at zero:
He scarce can reach our hospitable shore,
Ere the whole land the voice of welcome raises,
And high and low are eloquent of praises—
But strange to tell thotert madder than before!
At Turkey, who'd no longer be thy jailor,
Thou shak'st the fist, as if thou wouldst assail
Then burn'st the great Kossuth in effigy—
Then tell'at America, in hopes to grieve her,
That Hulseman shall to the Devil leave her,
It' she receives that son, of Hungary.
Don't strike at Turkey, fur unless thou missed
The blow, perhaps, weal but thy knuckles blis•
That effigy has set thy thrown a-lire!
For Hulseman, A should regret to lose him,
But still his passports ire will - not refuse him,
When, at thy orders;he shall them desire.
What shall we do, ill-natured hag, to please thee?
One thing we'll promise—may it serve to ease
Thou hest our free, unqualified consent
By turns to rage and whine, lament and bluster,
And round thy borders act the FRMuster,
And play the fool to thy own heart's content.
Still may thy fierce, lugubrioni lamentation s
They prove a treat most racy, rich, and rare!
And since thon'rt weak at lighting and at howling,
Call in, once more, to aid thee with his growling,
Thy gristly ally, the old Russian Bear!
from Arthur's Home Gtmetto.
Our sensible correspondent H. gives
us a very sensible article on the subject of
would-be-fashionable morning calls, If
the cap fits some of our fair friends, we
hope they will wear it with good grace and
good humor. Who will not recognize the
picture here drawn"!
Among the many good old customs which
have been sw3rificed to the increase of lux
ury, form and ambitious. pretence, the
hearty friendly visiting of our fathers and
mothers has suffered.—John Brown and
James Smith, for instance, live as each
knows of the other, in a "plain way."—
There is in each hipse a holiday parlor in:
which the family do t not feel quite at home,
except on Sundays. The sitting room,
which is also the dining-room, and, some
times, on "coffee-dinner days," serves as
kitchen, is the more comfortable. In mid
winter, when they ace "sure nobody will
be in" at breakfast, that meal is taken in
the kitchen for comfort, and convenience
of the rapid transit of the cakes from the
griddle to the table. The absence of cere
mony promotes ease, for whatever is to be
done is readily assisted in by all.—Even
Mr. Smith, or Mr. Brown, do not disdain
to go for coal and stir up the grate, and
both gentlemen can put a foot upon a
kitchen chair and rub their own boots,
while the wife tells them what they may
bring or send home from shamble or gro
cery store.
Now if Mrs. John Smith and Mrs.
James Brown followed their own native
impulses of good seuso and convenience,
all would go pleasantly from January Ist
to the same day in the year next ensuing.
But there are exceptions to comfort.—
Both of the ladies choose to spend part of
their time in a ridiculous wasp erade.—d
Both shall rise—say tomorrow morning—'
as early as it is light. The maid of. all
work washes off the pavement, and Mrs.
Smith and Mrs. Brown, standing inside of
the house with the door open, polish the
knobs thereof, while they squint out an
eye at the respective maid servants, dod
ging suddenly back as passengers ap
proaoh.—Mrs. Smith fears Mrs. Brown
should detect her at work; vice versa.—
Then they make bread, or pies, and do
whatever else calls. When they dust par
lors, keeping away from front windows, or
wearing slouched bonnet to conceal fea
tures from the fuith , e peeps of the passing
Smiths, Browns, !Ind Joneses, of their ac
quaintance. Then they go to market, or
if the marketing has been sent home, in
spect the basket. That bit of beef is
meant to put in pickle, and is pickled ac
cordingly. Other things are otherwise
of, like thrifty housewives.
NoW, Mrs. Brown arranges the meat for
baking—for "roast is really roast no
more," though grease may still be living
grease; the poet to the contrary, notwith
standing. Mrs. Brown calls the servant of
all work, abovementioned, from her dish
washing. She tells her at what precise
hour to put the meat in the oven, and
gives minute directions as to all other par
ticulars. Up stairs she hurries. She
makes her own bed. She tosses the
slouched bonnet in a corner, steps out of
the work frock and—but wo must not be
-too praticular in describing toilet arrange
ments. Suffice it to say, that over the
damp hands the gloves are, with great
difficulty pulled, as the last touch. Ar
ranged in silks and satins, with card case
in hand, Mrs. Brown comes down, and
pauses a moment in the pantry to call
"Now mind," she says, "those things I
charged you about."
"Yes'm," says Biddy, but inwardly
vows rebellion, since she is left with "the
whole dinner to get."
Mrs. Brown steps out into the stret,
Bridget looking after her with a grin as
she sees a f6ther sticking to her skirt, or
some other mark of hurry in costumary.—
Mrs. B. is in no hurry now. She moves
With a slow dinity like a lady of leisure.—
She meets and recognizes Mr. Jones. She
is all smiles, and so is ho. They pass with
a graceful recognition—she, poor soul!
little suspecting that his is a smile of won
der "how the dickens" she could got dress
ed so soon, when he is sure he detected
the "end of her nose" under the starched
bonnet already mentioned, as he passed
her house fifteen minutes before!
he scorning nal
Mrs. Brown rings at Mrs. Smith's door
"Betty !" cries Mrs. Smith, who is up
to her elbows in pastry—"see who that is.
Toll 'ow I'm not at home. No ! Show
'em in the parlor.'
The countermand is made—not to serve
the truth, but because Mrs. S. knows that
"not at home," will be interpreted to mean
"in the kitchen."
Up stairs she hurries, and robes herself
in a graceful morning dress, and sails down,
to meet Mrs. Brown, as if she had only
been stringing pearls in her boudoir; and
the two ladies set fifteen minutes to dis
cuss how "difficult it is to find good ser
vants." Mrs. Brown goes. Other ladies
of the same set come in and in, Mrs. Smith
dancing attendance between kitchen cham
ber and parlor, while the house is filled
with the smell of things burning in the
kitchen oven. So the morning passes with
Mrs. Smith.
Now let us follow Mrs. Brown home.—
It is nearly time her husband was back to
his dinner. Up stairs she hurries, and
metamorphoses herself as suddenly as Cin
derella changes from fine lady back to
kitchrn girl, in the fairy tale. An omin
ous odour saluted her nostrils the moment
she entered the house. Alas! poor Brown's
dinner! It is "done brown," and so is he,
if he has deluded himself with the hope of
any thing fit to eat. Mrs. Brown scolds
Bridget, and she "gives her warning."—
Mr. Brown looks black at the dinner, but
makes peace between his wife and the girl
of all work, fear she should go away, and
he fare still worse with a new Bridget.
At Smith's there is little better enter
tainment, except that on this day she has
the best excuse, being the aggressed upon,
not the aggressor. To-morrow she will re
taliate upon Mrs. Brown, by "returning
her call," and so on till poor Brown and
Smith come to the conclusion that " good
servants are scarce," and to the suspicion,
mo reover, that there is no superabundance
of good wives.
Now we put it to the common sense of our
readers—what 'Ls the use of all this?—
What is gained by it Who is deceived
by it ? Sensible woman who do not wish
their husbands to toil on forever, must be
content to help them, by managing in
doors, while the husbands labor whithout.
Why not go comfortably on, and dispose of
the days avocations, and then step out, if
need be, and all in a pleasant, social way,
on others, who, like themselves, having
finished their domestic duties, have lei'
' sure to entertain guests? Why should
people of modern incomes—why should
any American indeed—ape foreign follies?
Why cannot we have independence enough
to be happy in our own social relations,
and good sense sufficient to attend to our
own comfort, and that of our families?—
Never, till we do—never till wives save
for their husbands —will there cease to be
periods of "two per cent, per mouth."
From the Philadelphia Enquirer,
Modern Extravagance.
In the course of a recent conversation
with a careful but somewhat cynical obser
ver, he took occasion to compare and con
trast the condition of affairs in the social
life of the present day, with the custom
and system of the olden time; and to de
nounce the former, as reckless, extrava
gant, and fraught, with deplorable conse
quences. 'Young men,' he argued, 'who
are honest and industrious, temperate and
active, and who desire to enter the matri
monial state, are, in many eases, prevent
gd from so doing, apprehensive of. 'the fu
ture, intimidated by the luxurious mode
of living which so generally prevails, and
by the spirit of social rivalry which exists
to so fearful an extent in the community.
Tho consequence is, that the change is
postponed from year to year, until habits
of bachelor life and single blessedness be
come fixed, and thus matrimony is defer
, red or avoided altogether.'
Our friend is himself a bachelor, on the
shady side of fifty, and although now quite
independent in pecuniary circumstances, it
is more than probable that his philosophy,
as above quoted, is founded upon positive
experience in his own case, and in the ear
lier part of his life. Certain it is—his
views are correct. Hundreds, nay, thou
sands of young men of fine feelings, noble
sympathies and proper principles, are in
timidated by the extravagance, the fashion
and the folly which are so characteristic
of the present time, and thus with the
keenest anxieties and the liveliest affec
tions, are deterred from entering into the
holy state of wedlock. In the language
of the Scriptures, a wife should be a 'help
meet for man.'
She should not only share his joys and
his sorrows, but she should arouse his en
ergies, and contribute to his fortunes.—
But we fear that a sad error prevails, and
that with too many of the gentler sex, the
idea of matrimony is associated simply
with a splendid establishment. Tho heart
has little to do with the matter. The in
terests, the cares, the responsibilities of
the husband are too lightly considered.—
All that is sought for is distinction in the
Isocial and fashionable world, and thus the
power to triumph over others who have
been or may he less fortunate. The true
duties of matrimony aro not properly es
timated or sufficiently regarded. An ele
gant mansion and splendid furniture are
more potent than a spotless character, a
thriving business and a generous heart.—
And this to, is the doctrine inculcated by
many parents—too many by far. II is
sadly erroneous. Young men, it should
be remembered, have, in a great multitude
of cases, to carve their way through life,
to struggle for years, even in the hope of
obtaining pecuniary position and indepen
dence—they are beginners in the world.
They see the chances and changes of
trade, and if prudent and sensible, they
soon discover that economy, patience and
perseverance are essential to suceess.—
But how, under such circumstances, can
they venture to enter the field of social
rivalay that exists to so ruinous an extent,
to occupy a mansion at the rate of six or
eight hundred dollars a year, to furnish
it at a coat of two or three thousand dol
lars, and to live accordingly I The thing
is impossible. And yet, on being introdu
ced to most young ladies of respectability
and pretension, they are soon given to un
derstand, that nothing less than such an
establishment would induce them even to
listen to a serious offer. The young mer
chant, manufacturer, store keeper, physi
, ciao, lawyer or printer, seeing the impos
sibility of any realization of such a pros
pect, is at once intimidated; either aban
dons the pursuit altogether, or looks
Another mistake is, that young ladies in
dulge the mistaken notion, that they should
beg-in where their parents leave off—in
other words, their dwellings, servants, and
household expenses, even at the commence
snout of life, should fully equal in size and
extent, their fatheis, "no matter how
wealthy—although the beginning might
have been humble and secure. This too,
when as in many cases, there are half a
dozen of daughters. Each would not on
ly rival, but surpass the old establishment.
The folly of all this, as a matter of common
sense, must strike every intelligent reader.
Nay, so deluded and misguided aro even
many parents on this important point, that
they absolutely prohibit their "gentle
ones" from associating with any young men,
who are not either rich in reality, or by
expectation. In most cases, too, the poli
cy is practised by individuals who in early
life were compelled to struggle under ma,
ny privations, and who therefore had been
the architects of their own fortune.
Their pride increases with their means,
and as if ashamed of their honest poverty,
and of the honorable industry by which
they won their way to a more fortunate
position, they look with contempt upon
all who are pursuing the same path. In
brief ; they have become monomaniacs in
relation to fashion and all its empty pa
geantry, They aspire to lead where be
fore they were content to follow, and in
dulging in this morbid vanity they not on
ly waste their substance, but expose them
selves to bitter and merited ridicule. Let
us not be misunderstood. Respectibility,
social position, unsullied character and hon
est fame, are every way desirable. But we
should not mistake the shadow for the
substance—we should not forget that there
affections and sympathies, as well as hol
low mockeries and unmeaning pretensions,
and if we have been favored by fortune,
we should look back through life to all
its changes, struggles and reverses, and
remember that the great multitude of
those who prosper fully and permanently,
may be found among the numerous class—
the thousands, indeed; who commenced
moderately, economically, confidingly, and
hopefully—to whom affection and truth,
and not hypocrisy and heartlessness, were
the real bonds of union, and the true
sources of wedded bliss. Better, far bet
ter, to begin properly and prudently, and
continuo on in a steady path of right and
prosperity, than to flash for a moment be
fore the excited and envious world, and
then meteor-like, sink into obscurity, dark
ness and oblivion.
Young ladies, it is not your neat dress,
your expensive shall, or your golden fin
gers, that attract the attention of men of
sense. It is your character they study.—
If you are trifling and loose in your conver
nation—no matter if you are beautiful as
an angel—you have noattraction for them.
It is the• true loveliness of your nature that
wins and continues to retain the affections
of the heart. Young ladies sadly miss it
who labor to improve their outward looks,
while they bestow not a thought on their
minds. Fools may be won by the gew
gaws, and the fashionable by showy dress
des; but the wise and substantial are never
caught by such traps. Use pleasant and
agreeable language, and though you may
not be courted by the fop and the sap, the
good and truly great will love to linger in
your presence.
To Bone a Fowl.
Clean the fowl as usual. With a sharp
and pointed knife begin at the extremity of
the wing, and pass the knife down close to
the bone, cutting all the flesh from the
bone, and preserving the skin whole, run
the knife down each side of the breast
bone and up the legs, keeping close to the
bone; then split the back half way up, and
draw out the bone; fill the places whence
the bones were taken with a stuffing, re
storing the fowl to its natural form and
sow up all the incisions made in the skin.
A Penecnted Man.
Hamilton, of the Maryville Tribune s
was travelling in the cars the other day
from Bellefontaine to Kenton, when he
fell in with a decided character. He was
tolerably drunk. Let Hamilton tell the
rest :
He said he lived in Urbana; that the
Methodists had a great revival there a
year or more ago, and that more than a
hundred were converted; that he had been
converted some years before, and had
joined the church. We asked him if he
still belonged to it.
'•No," said he, "they turned me out for
the most frivolous thing in the world; if I'd
know'd they d a turned me out for such a
little thing as that, I'd never joinetl."'
Said we, "What did you do'?" •
"Oh, nothing—only I bet my horse
would outrun another fellow's; I won the
money, and then got drunk, and had, tyro
fights. That's all. And they put Me out
for that !"
TrA man in New York has got him
self into trouble• by marrying two wives.
A man in Massachusefts ilia a similar
thing once, by marrying one.
[lf you don't wish to fall in love,
keep away from the women. It is impos
sible to deal in honey and not taste of it.
GI - P""I say Caesar, you look as if you'd
had a sick of fitness. You better go to a
shottecaty pop and buy a bottle of Perry
Cam" It is said that when a Russian hus
band neglects to beat his wife far a month
or two, she becomes alarmed at his indif-
JAn unkind word from one beloved,
often drawn blood from the heart which
would defy the battle axe of hatred, or the
keenest edge of vindictive malice.' •
flg — A High Churchman was once asked
"what made his Library. look
. _ .
Hie reply was:
"My boob all keep Lent."
I:GGood reader did you ever drive a
pig to pasture—and if so, didn't you al
ways find it necessary to drive bim . in an
opposite direction? Well, just so it is
with an obstinate woman. If you want to
have her do a certain thing, tell her not to
do it, and you will be sure to get it done.
t( To make money plenty and cheap,
has been the study of statesmen for the last
ten centuries; and yet when a counterfeit.
er steps in and shows them how it's done
he is bundled off to a State prison, for a
dozen years or more. What an ungrate
ful world!
al — The editor of ono of our exohangee
has insulted the whole female sex. He
says that ladies wear corsets from a feel
ing of instinct, having a natural love of
being squeezed. •
11 - 5 3= - "3ly dear," said an affection spouse
to her husband, "am I not your only treas
ure?" "Oh, yes," was the reply, "and
I would willingly lay it up in heaven."
f_CrWhat kin is that which all Yankees
love to recognize, and which has always
sweet associations connected with ii Why
a pump-kin, to be sure,
[Z To remove Ink from Linen.—Jerk
a printer out of his shirt.
„ too you retail things here,” asked a
green looking specimen of humanity as he
poked his head into a store on Main street
the other day.
"Yes," wag the laconic reply.
"Well, I wish you would re-tail znytrog
—he had it hit off about a week ago."