Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, July 22, 1852, Image 2
THE JOURNAL. ro..r.t,w -:.}....,'.-..,:..'-,.•,::', .HUNTINGDON, PA. Thursday Morning, July 22, N 52, BY STEWART & HATA FOR PRESIDENT, WINFIELD SCOTT, 01 , NEV JERSEY FOR VICE WM. A. GRAHAM, OF NORTH CAIIOI.INA WHIG ELECTORAL TICKET. CIESERAL ELCTORS, A. E. littowN, J. POLLOCK, S. A. PCKVIANCE, DISTRICTS. 1:1.-Nbr Middleswartli, 14.-Jas. 11. Campbel. 15.-Jas. 1). Paxton. 16. -Jas. IC Davidson. 17.-Dr. J. McCulloch. 18.-Ralph Drake, 19.-John Linton. MST MC TA. 1.-Wm. F. Hughes, 2.-James Trayttair. 3.-John W. Stokes. 4.-John I'. Verrec. 5.-S. Mellvaine. 6.-Jas. W. Fuller. Penrose, 8.-John Shaeffer. 9.-Jacob Marshall. 10.-Chas. I'. Waller. 1.-Davis Alton. 12.-M. C. Mercur. 20.-Areh. Robertson. 21.-Tho, J. Bighorn, 22.-I.ewis L. Lord. 23.-C. Meyer,. 24.-1). Phelps. FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER, JACOB HOFFMAN, OF BERKS COUNTY SUPREME COL la, JOS. BUFFINGTON, OF ARMSTRONG. Whig County Convention. The Whigs of the several townships and boroughs in the county of Huntingdon are requested to meet at the usual time and place of holding delegate meetings on Sat urday the 7th day of August next, to elect' two persons (in each township and bor ough) to serve as delegates in the Whig county Convention to be held in Hunting don on Tuesday the 10th of August next at 10 o'clock A. M. for the purpose of nominating a county ticket and doing such other business as the interest of the party may require. J. S. STEWART, Chairman. July 15, 1752. HONOR TO THE BRAVE! Journal for the Campaign 2 PATRIOTS READ: Believing that hundreds of patriotic in dividuals, in this county, who are generally averse to mixing in the din of party politics, are, nevertheless, at this time, anxious to learn more of the public and private histo ry of the peoples' favorite, Gen. WINFIRLD SCOTT—to familiarize themselves more fully with all the interesting, soul-stirring incidents in the life and character of the great hero-statesman—the most renowned military leader in the world, and scarcely less distinguished for the sagacity and suc cess of his civil diplomacy—we propose to devote a large portion of the "Journal" to remineseences of his life and actions, both as the leader of our armies and the agent of titur government—all drawn from authen tic history, public documents, and other reliable sources—and to furnish our paper to new subscribers from this time till the first of December, at the following low rates, viz : Single Copy, paid in advance, 7 Copies to one address,• • • • Friends, send in your orders. Spread the light of truth broad-east over the county, by placing the "Journal" in the hands of every unprejudiced voter, and we promise glorious results on the second Tuesday of November. Circulate the doe uments and the response at the ballot-box will be at least ONE THOUSAND major ity in this county for "Old Chippewa."— Any pecuniary profit we may derive front this enterprise will •be appropriated to part paymont of a new press, and the enlarge ment of our paper. A NOBLE TRIBUTE!—IIeBry Clay, in the Senate of tlao United States, in 1850, spoke thus of Gen. SCOTT and the Mexi can war: “I must take this opportunity to say, that, for Ai science—stratagy--for bold and daring fighting—for chivalry of indi viduals and masses, that portion of the Mexican war which was conducted by the gallant Scott as chief oonunander, stands unrivalled either by the deeds of Cortez himself or by those of any other comman der in ancient or modern times.” Tr By Divine permission, the Rev. Mr. Bryant will preach in the Protestant Epis copal Church this (Thursday) evening. Delegate Elections. The time is fast approaching When the Whigs of this county will lie called. upon to meet in their respective boroughs and districts to choose delegates to the County Convention. We have no disposition to dictate, but we will submit a few consider ations on the importance and objects of those primary assemblies. The Whig par ty was not•organized Ind that organization maintained for the benefit of individuals, but for the prosperity and general welfare of the country. It is a party of opinion founded upon truth; and whenever its doc trines are not sustainable in the great forum of human reason, its members are at liber ty to abandon it. In addition to its great positive qualities of protection to property and personal rights and its promotion of equal privileges, it operates as a controling counteractant to the destructive dogmas of Locofocoism. Were it not for the preser ving character of the Whig party, the far ' mer would not be secure in the title to his land, nor the laborer receive the reward of his daily toil. The Locofoco party is one purely of or ganization, held together and sustained for the benefit of any individual who may trav el through its primary forms to a promi nent position. They proclaim gull-trap principles for the purpose of gathering a majority to their standard, so that the drill masters can make a successful attack on the spoils of official station. Beyond this, their unscrupulous leaders dare nothing.— They fight for party success alone, even if victory should curse the country. In view of the fact then, that the Whig party is not, like its rival, an organization for the benefit of individuals, but for the general good, what is the duty of every Whig when preparing a ticket for par ty support? When selecting a candidate two ancient questions should be answered affirmatively. Is he honest? Is he capa ble? Men possessing these two qualifica tions ought to be popular and would be ef ficent. How then, can we secure the nom ination of such men? We answer, let the wbigs of every district turn out in full— to a man—and elect two , of their most hon est, capable and deserving citizens, as dele gates to the Whig county convention, who will doubtless do all in their power to present to the party and the people, a tick et composed of honest, capable and deser ving men. We hope that our Whig breth ren throughout the county will bear in wind that the offices were not made for the benefit of the incumbents, but for the peo ple; and that they shouid fill those offices with men who will best subserve their in terests. It iu the duty of every member of the party to appear at the delegate meetings and lend his voice and his counsel towards insuring this result. It is to be hoped that union and harmony may be pre served and that every Whig in advocating his candidate, will depend on his positive merits, without assailing an opponent in such way as to create factious opposition.— Every man whose name is presented to the convention is bound by its decision—and should any one receive the nomination, it is more than desirable, that previous harsh treatment should not be in the way of his opponent giving him a hearty support.— It behooves all to beware of mere faction- Gen. Pierce was a member of the United States Senate in 1841 at the time ofthe death of Con. Harrison. It was proposed in Congress to give to his widow the whole year's salary although be had held the presidential office but one month, in view of the fact, that the family had been put to considerable expense in break ing up house keeping and removing to Washington, and also in consideration of the distinguished and eminent services, which Gen. Harrison had rendered to the country. It suet with general favor from all parties, but it called out a bitter speech in opposition, from Gen. Pierce. He was willing and anxious to send Mrs. Harrison home, not only with a widow's sorrow in her heart, but without a dollar in her pocket. If the wailing widow and the destitute orphan could vote, there would be a sorry account of the narrow soulod and frozen hearted Pierce. Wives, sisters and sweethearts should snake the paradise of their offee Lions depend on the fact, that their husbands, brothers and lovers shall cast their suffrages against the enemy of the widow and the orphan. He must have a heart as hard as New Hampshire granite , I and as cold as an Alpine glacier. r "Its (the Journal's) withering in fluence will be felt and mourned by its un conscious victims, when perhaps, its chaste and virtuous editor shall stand, &c. Globe. And you have at last ventured to speak of chastity and birtue! re. It is an old adage that "people who "live in glass houses should never throw stpnes, and if the editor of the Journal sees proper to neglect _this wholesome ad vice, we can only. inform him that ho must take the consequences, and that his pait history is not yet forgotten."—Globe. The above is an editorial in the last Globe, but not written by the editor. Well, sir, it affords us great pleasure to inform the scoundrel who prompted the above, the thief who wrote it, and the hound that published it, that the history of our life is open to their and your an— imadversion. You are at liberty to make selections from it or publish the whole of it, as it may best suit your purpose. The only condition, which we will impose, is, that you shall at least keep yourself on the frontiers of truth. We will have no dis position to retaliate upon you the brutality which you will likely exhibit or permit oth ers to exhibit, but the Anglo-Saxon will be open to us iu all its native vigor, to ex press a few recollections, which might pos sibly make a pilgrimage to your soul from the alluring paths of infamy. A person of high toned morals and unsullied connec tions will doubtless grant the privilege of telling the truth, at least as often, as he may take the privilege of telling a lie. Like all mortal men, we doubtless have our faults, but if there is an instance where we have departed from the great line of moral rectitude, we are willing to be re minded of it. 'We do not expect, it to be done in a Christian spirit, but that we will very likely be able to manage. Now strike, you bawdy bully ! As to the thief who wrote it, at the sug gestion of the scoundrel at his back, we will say that the road to the Western pen itentiary is as direct now, as it was to Pitts burg a year ago. Attacks from such cat tle can't hurt us much. The Band Of the candidates for nomination for Congress and the Legislature by the Whigs of this county, the Globe says : "Such a band of political desperadoes should not, and we hope will not, meet with any favor from the people." It further says :—"lf you were to rake the kennels of hell for a century you could not find among their stygian pools of cor ruption and pollution, a devil so low and so mean as to descend to baser or more contemptible means for the accomplishment of his schemes." That our readers may know of whom the ruffian is speaking, we enumerate all the candidates spoken of for those offices.— For Congress, A. W. Benedict, Jno. G. Miles, Dr. J. McCulloch, Gen. S. Miles Green—For the Legislature, S. S. Whar ton, Dr. J. P. Asheom, James Maguire, and Jacob Cresswull. This is the baud he ' 1 means. If not all, will he say which ? Tux DIFFERENCE.—Tho Globe is dis pleased because we receive pay for publish ing certain advertisements. We are will ing to submit to our, as well as its readers, which is most creditable, to receive pay for the use of the advertising columns, or to do as the editor of that paper did on a cer tain occasion—hire out his editorial col umns at five dollars a square, for the pur pose of attacking ono of his neighbors. 17" "Do the editors of that paper (Jour nal) think their - readers need either the book or the Hospital refered to."—Com. in the Globe. The editor of the Globe is one of our readers—he might need them. We dont know whether or not the au thor of the communication needs them, but a tolerable dose of penitentiary might have a healthful effect on him. The Globe says that General Scot fainted when Gen. Jackson challenged hit —and that therefore ho is a coward. This is what might be expected from stolid, filthy and brutal ignorance. No wonder that the editor loves the associa tion of liars and thieves. It is too late to call Gen. Scott a coward, who has done more bard fighting than ever Gen. Jackson did. He carries British lead in his body until this day. Err "Such it paper thrown among a family of children, is like a lighted torch cast into a magazine of gunpowder." The above is an editorial article refering to this paper. It was not written by the editor—it was written by a thief. We will therefore. not reply to it. ar Dont forget the Meeting of the Chippoway Club, at Carmen's, on Saturday evening next, to celebrate the anniversary of the battle of Lundy's Lane. We hope our country friends will be in--We prom ise them a rich repast of fine music, brill tant transparencies, and eloquent speeches. Another Good Alan Gone. Hon. T. M. T. McKennan, of Washing ton county, died last week in Reading of a desease which orriginated from a small ul cer on his foot. Mr. McKennan was a di i ciple of Washington College, having graduated there with honor before he was sixteen years old. lle subsequently- stud ied law, and honored, no less by his integ rity than by his ability, the profession of his choice. Indeed, so exalted was his reputation for truth and impartiallity, that he was regarded rather as a just arbiter than a party counsel, and many important controversies have been confided to his decesion. Mr. M. has filled many inportant public stations with credit to himself and to the entire satisfaction of his constituents. Ile was for a number of years member of Con gress, frequently in the electoal College from Pa. lle received the nomination for Gov. in 1841, but declined for reasons re spected by his friends. Soon after the death of Gen. Taylor Mr. M., was appointed Secretary of the Interior by President Filmore. Finding the duties of that eta- Lion too severe for his constitution, and unsuited to his habits and taste, he retain ed it but a short time. About two years ago he was appointed President of the llempfield Railroad Company, and his character and business ability did much to promote the interest of that enterprise. McKennan was eminently distin guished for all those traits of character, which are calculated to vin love and ce ment attaement. Generous and kind, frank and manly, he was equally admired, loved and trusted by all parties—political oppo nents as well as friends. The death of such a man in the meredian of his mental vigor, is a public loss not easily supplied. Mr. M., was about 58 years of age at the time of his diseased. Insurrection in Algiers. From a long article in the Phila. Sun, derived from the Seramphore of Marseilles, we learn that the insurrection in Algeria still rages. A number of revolts and much hard fighting took place during the early part of last month. The insurgents were, in nearly every instance, defeated, and dis persed,.and their territory plundered of cattle and other moveables: The account in the Sun, reaches down to the 20th ult., when there seemed little prospect of a spee dy termination of these troubles. From the foreign items in the Sun we also learn that on Thursday, first of June, fourteen men were arrested in Paris for making an "Infernal Machine," as it is called, designed to assassinate the royal President of the kingly Republic, Louis Napoleon. The Machine contained four teen barrels, each capable of containing twenty bullets, and so arranged as to pre vent the possibility of their firing in a wrong direction. Several other persons have since been arrested, and many more are said to be implicated in the murderous design. The whole affair is kept profoundly quiet. C :7" A terrible riot occurred in Stock port, England, on Tuesday the 20th Juno, between the lower order of English Pro testants and Irish Catholics, embittered by party spirit and sectarian jealousy.— The immediate cause of the disturbance, according to the Manchester Guardian, grow out of a Catholic • procession which had taken place on the previous Sabbath. It does not appear in the accounts we have which party were the aggressors, in the first instance; but the result is, that much property has been destroyed, much per sonal injury inflicted, and ono hundred and fourteen persons arrested, no less than sixty-six of whom aro wounded, some slightly, others in a most shocking man ner. As usual, in such disturbances, the greatest sufferers both in property and person, aro the poor Irish. And yet it is a strange fact, in this case, that by far the greater number of prisoners, is of the same unfortunate race. Several of the special constables, it is said, took an active part in the destruction of property? CURE FOR DrAnitucEA.—Take equal parts of Tincture of Laudanum, Spirits of Camphire, cayenne Pepper, treble strength, and the Essence of Peppermint, treble strength. Mix in a bottle, and take from five to thirty drops, according to violence of the attack, and repeat till relieved. No other remedy has over been found so uni formly successful as this when promptly used on the appearance of the first symp toms. Globe. 17 - The Constitutional Union Conven tion of Georgia, after a session of two days, was unable to agree on a platform and can didate, and finally split wider than ever.— The Scott men withdrew. While we feel flattered by the very able and dignified article which our estee med, democratic friend, “Consistency," has sent us in reply to the Globe's late at tack on the business department of this pa paper, and sincerely thank him for the in terest manifested in our behalf, we must, nevertheless, respectfully decline its pub lication, at least for the present. We do net think there is, either in the assault it self, or in the assailant., or even the medium through which he reaches the public, any I thing that can do us any material injury. If we err in this opinion, time will correct us; and we feel disposed to await its teachings. Besides, we have laid it down as a rule of our editorial deportment, that we will never, in the abscence of imperious necessity, do violence to our own selfrespcct or the feelings of our friends, by engaging in angry, personal controversy with any man, and least of all with such men as probably could not, if they would, inflict on us any groat and permanent injury. We have spent nearly one fourth of our life in the service of this community; and if our conduct as a man and citizen during the whole of that period, does not furnish a sufficient defence for us in a petty affair like this, the sooner we learn that fact the better. We will therefore only add, that while we continue to be a mere "paste & scissors" editor, we will not hold ourself "within the statute" that so liberally sanctions news paper defamation• If, then our neigh bor, or those who may have access to his columns, think proper to snake the politi cal articles of the Journal the pretext for assailing its business, which is a separate and distinct interest,—he or they can do so with impunity, so long as we sustain no real harm. And, should such unprovoked discourtesy be persisted in until a defence on our part becomes inevitable, we will en deavor to find redress without exposing the innocent, or disgusting our readers. To Correspondents. County Supeilntendent, By A Teudhcr, is on file and will appear next week. We hope to find, many more teachers make use of our columns to promote the interests of the rising generation, by advocating the improvement of the Teachers' profession and the peoples' Schools. lt. A. "M. need not apprehend being an unwelcome visitor so long as be selects good subjects, and treats them with proper care. His very excellent " Essay" shall appear in due time. We suspect "A Spy in the Camp" to be no other than the "Junius" of last week, in a duller mood. Ho is still objectionable on the ground of personality. If lie will write on some entirely different subject, ' and give us his name, we will most likely be happy to cultivate his acquaintance.— We are now satisfied that lie possesses some ability, a fact that we failed to discover through the thick veil of scurrility the, marred his first communication. We hope lie will eschew "Junius" and all other an onymous newspaper assassins, defunct and living, and allow his thoughts to dwell on more agreeable themes. Surely there is in this enlightened age enough of the use ful, the beautiful, the good, the true, to furnish food for any mind, so that none need shrink and shrivel into distorted in significance by feeding on stale sarcasm and loathsome vituperation. o:7' The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans, in course of pub lication by Robert E. Peterson & Co., Phila., is attracting unusual attention and favorable notice from the public press.— The work will be completed in forty num bers, containing in all some night or ton hundred pages, and upwards of one hun dred and twenty engraved portraits of the most eminent persons of both sexes, who have occupied a place in the history or co temporary annals of our country. In the first number, now before us, we find well written biographies of Gen. Washington, and his noble wife, Lady Washington, with three fine steel engravings—the first en graved by Durand from Trumbull's full length portrait belonging to Yale College, and said to be a true likeness of the 'Fath er of his Country.' The second No. will appear on the first of August, after which, one number containing three portraits, will be issued every week, and the whole work completed before the first of July '53. Terms—for $lO in advance, the weekly numbers will be sent free of postage. We shall speak more at large of this publica tion at some future time. - r There is but one way of being cor rect and yet agreeing with every body, and that is, to say nothing that can possi bly be of use to any body. COMMUNICATIONS. For the Journal. Ma. STNWART :--Can you tell your readers what has so strongly excited the Globe editor's usually torpid feelings ? Did the "Snapper" on which he some time since dined, disturb his digestion; or has the nomination of Gen. Scott frightened him from his wonted propriety? Will any of these suppositions account for the late fury and froth of that exceedingly virtuous, high minded gentleman? Or is the spleen dis played in his paper, towards our local can didates, distilled in the malicious heart of a base renegade, lurking, assassin -like, in die IVhig camp, and all the while using the filthy columns of the Globe to sputter his vile slang on a disgusted community 1 Which is it, Lewis or his parasite? I want Ito know. I can not see what object Lew ' is, without candidates of his own party to be benefitted by it, can have in thus, week after week, assailing ours. lam therefore, almost forced to believe what I have heard more than hinted, that this dirty work, though perfectly agreeable to him, is not done by himself, but by a graceless whelp, a professional defamer, who has ever de lighted to slander when he could not steal. If I am right in this opinion, lot me know, and I will furnish you a missile that will not only curb the crawling reptile—but crush it. Give use light and I'll find the proper logic for the argument. Make me sure of my mark, and the shot shalt tell. A FRIEND OF JUSTICE. Huntingdon, July 19, '52. MR. STEWART :- Allow me to ask, through the Journal, what Mr. Lewis expects to accomplish by permitting that young slink, that edits his paper, to rave, and fret, and foam, and spit his nasty slime over decent people ? Is he silly enough to suppose that Gen. Green, Jno. G. Miles, A. W. Bene dict, Dr. McCulloch or the honorable men named in connexion with the State Legis lature can be beaten down by the insane ravings of a madman—a creature without either character or brains who has always been as a sten , th in the nostrils of his near est kindred, and pittied as well as loathed by every body else ? If Lewis is stupid enough to entertain such notions as these, his ideas of human nature must, indeed, have been acquired in his favorite city haunts, and have not yet been corrected by the sanatory influences of respectable society. I would advise him to restrain his lackey, and try to find enjoyment in his own chaste circle, rather than by maligning the character of some of our best citizens. A WHIG. EFFECTUAL CHOLERA REMEDY.- A table spoonful of common salt, and tea spoonful of red pepper, in a half pint of hot water. The sea captains from Liverpool, who have often tried this remedy, say they have never known it to fail to give relief. We have seen other respectable testimony corroborating theirs. It should be universally known—fur it is strictly true—that indigestion is the parent of a large proportion of the fatal diseases. Dysentery, diar duce, cholera modals, liver complaint, a n d ninny other diseases enumerated in the city inspector's weekly catalogue of deaths, are generated by in digestion alone. Think of that dyspeptics! think of it all who suffer from disordered stomachs, and if you are willing to he guided by advice, founded main experience, resort at once (don't delay a day) to I loolland's German Bitters, prepared by 1/r. U. M. Jackson, which, as an alterative cura tive, and invigorant, stands alone and ilium proached. General depot, 12(1 Arch street.— We have tried these Bitters, and know that they are excellent for the diseases specified above,— Phyladelphia City Item. PUMP MAKING. The subscriber respectfully informs the public that he now devotes his whole time and atten tion to making and repairing pumps and will promptly attend to all orders and calls that ho sissy be favoured with warrented all work to be made of the best materials, and done in work manlike manner at reasonable prices. Address Mill Creek I'. 0. Huntingdon county, ISAAC WOOLVERTON. We the Subscribers having used of Isaac Wol vertons make of Pumps and do not hesitate in saying that we believe them to be the best pump that is now in general use. REPPERENCES: J. Porter, Thos. Rend. Charles Porter, Jno. Armitage, Wm. I). Shaw, William Dorris, Conrad Bucher, William Christy, Jno. Whittaker, David Bliar, Wtn. orbison, D. McMurtrie, Thus. Fisher. . _ July 22, 1852, Administrator's Notice. Estate of FIIEDERICK JIMPIAN, late of Cromwell township, Hunt: Co.; doe'd • _ - Letters of Administration having been granted to the undersigned on the above estate, notice is hereby given to all persons indebted to make im mediate payment and all persons having claims will present them properly authenticated for set tlement. FREDERICK HARMAN, Jr.. Cromwell tp., July 22, '52.-6t. Adair. 'roposals for Coal. - - - Sealed Proposals will he received by the un dersigned at their office up to twelve o'clock on Thursday the 12th of Angst next, for the delive ry of 20 Tons of Coal for the use of the County. Bids to state the kind of Coal. ISAAC PEIGHTAL, ROBERT STITT. ELIAS SMITH, Hunt. July 29, 1852. Commissioners. CAMP MEETING. By Divine permission there will bo a Camp Meeting, held by the Methodist Protestant Church of Trough Creek Circuit, on the land of Mr. Jo seph Curfmau, near Cassville, to commence on August 19th. CAMILLE SEMINARY The third instalment of two dollars and fifty cents, per share of the Capital Stock of the Case villa Seminary, is required to be paid to the un dersigned, on or before the Ist day of August next, anti the remaining instalments to be paid on the first day of each month thereafter, until all is paid DAVID CLARKSON, Cassville, July 15,'12.-3t. 'Crea>.