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(77 - %. • ~, f t • s x . iseA•Al.,n)kitir(o/0,11/t VOLUME XVII. TERMS OF PUBLICATION THE " HUNTINGDON JOURNAL" is published a the following rates, viz : If paid in advance, per annum, $1,50 If paid during the year, 1,75 If paid after the expiration of the year, • 2,50 To Clubs of five or more, in advance, • • 1,25 ‘ Ttis above Terms will he adhered to in all eases. No subscription will be taken fora less period than Aix months, and no paper will be discontinued mi ll all arrea•ages are paid, unless at the option of the publisher. Vortical. SOMETHING NEW. There's not a cheaper thing on earth, Nor yet one half so dear; 'Tis worth more than distinguished birth, Or thousands gained a year. - it lends the day a new delight; 'Tis virtue's finest shield; And adds more beauty to the night, Than all the stars may yield. It maketh poverty content, To sorrow whispers peace, It is a gift from 1-kaven sent, For mortals to increase. It meets yuu with a smile at morn; It lulls you to repose; A flower for peer nut peasant bunt, Au everlasting rose. A charm to banish grief away. To snatch the frown front care, - Turn tears to smiles, make dullness gay— Spread gladness everywhere. And yet 'tis cheap as summer dew, That gems the lily's breast: A talisman for love as true, As ever man possessed. As smiles the rainbow through the cloud, When threat'ning storm begins— As music 'mid the tempest loud, That still its sweet way wins— - As springs an arch across the tide, Where waves conflicting roam, So comes this seraph to our side. This angel of our home. What may this wondrous spirit 151, With power unheard before— This charm, this bright divinity? GOOD TEMPER—nothing more. Good Temper 'tis the choicest gift That woman homeward brings; And can the poorest peasant lift To bliss unknown to kings. VatittrAt. A Dastardly Assault. In his superior qualifications a as states man, rests the difference between him and Gen. Scott. No Whig will deny, not even the "bellicose" editor of the Gazette, or the "non-resistant" editor of the Journal, that he is infinitely superior in experience and talent to their mere soldier, and that the only "qualification" according to their notions, in which he has not surpassed their favorite, is in failing to have killed as ma ny human beings as it is claimed Scott has butchered since he ornamented himself with the feathers.—Pittsburg Post. We have read many outrageous, we might say infamous, assaults, made upon the fair tame of Gen. Scott, by the Loco foeo British Free Trade journals; kit the above which we copy from the Pittsburg Post, is the most brutal and villainous at tack we have yet seen. How any man, who claims to be an American freeman, can so far degrade himself as to denounce Gen. Scott, as a butcher of human beings, we are at a loss to conceive. No man but a traitor to his country would thus speak of one who fought and bled in its defence. Not content to rob Gen. Scott of that which is dearer to him than life, the editor of the Post is base enough to add insult to injury, by cooly denominating him a butcher. He who will carry British lead in his body to the grave, and who bravely met and repelled an invading foe which would have despoiled our homes, when the editor of the Post was nursed in his moth er's arms, deserving of no other name for his patriotism and bravery than that of a butchert Oh shame, where is thy blush. How can such a recreant look an honest American in the facet The wan who can thtis speak of Scott, would rob a hen roost if it was not for fear of being detected. ANECDOTE OF GEN. SCOTT.—The Te cumseh (Mich.) Herald relates the follow ing anecdote: "A citizen of our town gives a remark made by Gen. Scott at Fort George, in 1814. A British flag was sent to the A merican army. The carrier was sent to Gen. Scott's tout, and said to him: "Our General has sent me with this flag to re qti est-tho.t. you surrender to him ; for if you do not, he shall be compelled to storm the fort, and he will not be responsible for the 18thans." The reply of Gen. Scott was this : "Tell your General to come on and storm the fort, and I will be responsible for disc Indians." HUNTINGDON, PA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1852, Why are the British for Pierce? That is the question to be duly consid ered by every ono who has the best inter ests of these United States at heart. That the British journals which aro known to be the mouth pieces of the British Capitalists and Manufacturers, are manifesting a great anxiety for the election of Franklin Pierce, no one can or will deny. Why are they thus anxious ? No one can be simple mind ed enough to suppose that they are so phil anthropic in their views as to desire to pro mote the welfare of this country. What motive then can it be which influences them? They aro in favor of Pierce, as they say themselves, because they regard him as an ally of England. They think he would co-operate with them in fastening upon this country British Free Trade. They know full well that Free Trade is aavantageous to British Manufacturers, while Protection to our industry would prove injurious to them and beneficial to us. This is the se cret why the British are for Pierce. He is known to them as au out and out Free Trader. Hence their preference for him. If this be the reason why England pre fers Pierce to Scott, is not that in itself the most conclusive reason why America should prefer Scott to Pierce ? The one is the champion of a policy destructive to American interests; the other the advocate of a system which will encourage Home labor and promote American interests. "Homo toil, with tho iron of England, Free Trade Pierce won'd pierce and would slay, But Scott likes the ore of the Keystone, lie used it et ill Chippewa." American laborers ! you who understand your true interests too well to commit such a mistake as to make us a nation of pau pers, by a system of free trade which is in tended, and so operates, to destroy the manufacturing interests of this country, and thereby enrich British manufacturers, the choice is before you. Will you side with Free Trade Pierce, who is regarded as an ally of England, and may emphati cally be called the British candidate?— Will you support him for the Presidency, and thereby fasten upon your country a revenue system which will rob our farmers of their home market, our men of toil of their labor, and our country of its prosperi ' ety, so that British capitalists and mann ' facturers may enrich themselves at our ex pense! We know there is no true hearted American, be he an adopted or native citi zen, who will answer aye: Then let your rallying cry be Scott and Graham. 1113 your flag aloft, Your colors spread abroad. The FrCO Trude seaugs will then cry out The Whigs are on the sod." ftlioceltancouo. Value of a Smile. Which will you do—smile, and make your household happy, or be crabbed, and make all the young ones gloomy and the elder ones miserable? The amount of hap piness you can produce is incalculable if you show a smiling face, a kind heart, and speak pleasant words. Wear a pleasant countenance; lot joy beam in your eyes, and love glow on your forehead. There is no joy like that which springs from a kind act or a pleasant deed; and you will feel it at night when you rest, at morning when you rise, arid through the day when about your business:— A smile—who will refuse n smile, The sorrowing heart to cheer, And turn to love the heart of guile, And cheek the falling tear? A pleasant sae for every face, 0 'llO a blessed t h ing; It will the lines of care erase, And spits cif beauty bring. That fellow hes seen something of the world, who said that the young man who spends all his earnings to appear gen teel amongst the ladies, as the fashion is about town, ought to consider that the money which bought that cigar will be needed to buy a pig when he and the young lady got married : that the buggy hire would be needed to buy a load of lumber to build a house ; that that extra fine clo thing might buy a forty acre lot of land for a holm, and that money you paid for a ball ticket for you and-Miss -, would I l come so handy to dress Alice and Andy. , IVell it would. tirSixty years ago there was not a sin gle piano in the town of Northampton.— Now there are ninety, which cost n6t far from $lB,OOO. Sixty years ago, there were spicing wheels in nearly every house, not excepting those of the olorgyman,lawyer and physician, perhaps between three and four hundred in all. A large part of these have disappeared. Some remain in old garrets and out buildings, but many of the rising generation never saw one, and have no knowledge of their manner of ope ration. The same is substantially true of other towns in New England. .For the Journal Ambition. BY A NEW CONTRIBUTOR, There is, perhaps, no principle in the human heart which haibeen more decried —none against which more enormities have been charged, than Ambition. Such expressions as "the slaughter clog ged chariot, Alexander"—Napoleon, with the crowns of the Universe sighing at his feet," &c., have become familiar as house hold words. Indeed they would fain make us believe ambition to have been the cause of every shameful deed upon the pages of ' history, and that it is bloody, diabolical, and ruinous in its tendencies. No doubt its unbridled excess has been the cause of crimes of the deepest and blackest die—but to contend from this that its right and moderate sway is fatal, is as idle as to condemn the utility of rea son and philosophy, because of the misera ble logic employed by a diseased and dis ordered mind. Ambition was implanted in the human heart by the all-wise Creator, not as the predominant influence, but us the slave subservient to the will, and designed to provoke its possessor to "Noble ends by noble means attained;" and if it be restrained within its appropri ate sphere--if it be judiciously directed, it will guide over every difficulty and obsta cle to usefulness and renown. Show me the man who occupies any prominent position, of influence or credit in 'society, and I will show you one whose guiding star, and whose beacon light, has been ambition. True, it may develope itself differently in different individuals, and perhaps, may be known under various names; but still in all its constituent qual ities, it is essentially the same, only varying as the gradations of refinement or difference in intellect of the individual may render it wore or less conspicuous. Were it mine to advise the youthful pil grim just setting out on the journey of life, I would say to him, be ardent, be amsi tious!—or in the words of a celebrated "Boy ! let the eagle's course be thine, Upward, and onward, and true to the line,' I would urge him to' set his mark high, and to press on, over every obstacle, to fame and glory ! 1 would fire his soul with a noble ambition, and point him to some mon ument of intellect as enduring as time, up on which to carve his name in characters too deep ever to be erased. I would say to him, as did Willis to his classmates,— " Press on, Forit bath tempted angels ! oh! prose on." Nor would I fear that under such tuition, he would prove a martyr student, exhaust ing the failing springs of life, by the flick ering beanie of the 'midnight lamp,' or that,— " Ills languid eye; Ills check• deserted of its bloom llis placid, shrunk, and withered muscle,"— would attest the melancholy effects of such advice in carving his name, not on a mon ument of fattne,—but upon a block of mar ble in the Cemetery. Students have long since ceased to die such intellectual deaths; and they are now only to be found in the strains of some poet who like the sober Pollok, wanders from his course to villify his "better angel;" or in the tirade of some author whose writings abound in such ex pressions, as "garments rolled in blood," and "cities wrapt iu flames," while secret ly he is one of the most obsequious wor shipers of the god he thus pretends to des pise. To say that ambition is more allied to evil than to good, is as absurd as to con demn the goodness of the Creator, in the gift of the nutricious fruits of the earth, because man has succeeded in obtaining from them, baneful and deadly poisons. Huntiugdon, August, 1852. What does it Portend. The kings and queens, the emperors and empresses, are roaming about Europe, says the Home Journal, and laying their heads together in an unprecedented manner. The Czar has called at the courts of Prus sia and Austria, the Czarina is visiting the watering Rlaces of Germany; the Austrian Emperor is making a progress through Hungary ; the King of Prussia was jour neying towards Coblentz, and the King of Belgium was' thinking of meeting him there. The royal personages aro evidently aware that theirs is a common cause, and seem determined to stand or fall together. So far as - regards falling together, it is not impossible their determination may be car , ried into effect. II? 'La, me !' said Natl. Partington, on reading in the papers that Jenny Lind fled a fellow feeling in her bosom for the suf fering and oppressed of all nations, , lt was jest so with me when I was a gal'!' Her companions fainted, while the old lady re adjusted her specs. Teachers—Teaching. We have ofter presented these themes, but they are still important, and we re peat the same facts over and over—our schools are where our men and institutions are made. The vocation of the teacher, is at once pleasing, difficult and responsible. - Few realize its truly interesting character. He, indeed, in the language of the solemn ar tist, "is painting for eternity." The hu man soul is his sketch board—the inces sant influence of thought his colors—and his own skill in the appliances the instru ments of design and execution. And what a picture will . he make? Ask the quacks ! and dabblers in the art to exhibit their work --and ask the faithful artist who draws his lines with intenser care and anxiety, to present his. Each class may well and justly point to living specimens. Do you think it too much or impossible, that the fair haired youth, just bending his crown to the dignity of manhood, with beautiful affections and intellect, and a virtuous heart, is the work of the one; while the profligate, with the dark lines of vice up on his character, and the shadows of intel lectual night upon his soul, is that of the other? Mon of thought will trace the un erring dependencies of cause and effect, and here they can find both. The scholar will be as the teacher. It cannot be oth erwise in general. The time will come— it is near--when the common school will be as sacred to the complete education and discipline of the pupil, as it now is to only a partial effect. The symmetry and proportion of the Intellect, the Heart, and the Physical System will not be marred by any distorted and halfway discipline. As Health is the first condition'of progress iu Fro—the means of preserving it; the Ph) , siology of the animal frame, and the Func tions of existence—will become simple rudimental subjects for the youngest learn er—no mystery about them, any more than the now simplified truths of Geogra phy. Ask our fathers, if, in their day, an octavo of Morse, of 40 pages was suffered to enter an humble School house, or wander from the shelves of the Academy? But times have changed. And as the heart, or, as others would express it, the Sensibility and the Will, must share in any right or proportionable education (for what is intellect merely in a devil?) the development of the moral feel ings, and affections, the love of virtue, and truth, will become an integral part of the systematic cultivation. In the department of the intellect there will be mans changes. Thi§ is an age of condensation. Truth is assuming coutpac-, ter forms and a narrower compass. Men! live fast in a little space. The child of this meridian time, opens its eyes on more facts in twelve months, than did its father in as many years. The next fifty years is to', increase the ratio of this effect greatly. The sciences will be simplified and made more embracing. The abstract and diffi-1 cult deductions of the Philologist, the MaH thomatician and the Philosopher, will be' reduced to simple elements, so that the l i common school may, at no distant dayi ! place within the reach of every child of the state, the rudiments of all valuable knowledge and acquirement, and educa tion will not be a stinted, but a general and comprehensive effect, moulding and making the scholar, the citizen, and the man. At such an epoch, the teacher's will be an important station. The ques tion asked him then will be, not "have you studied?" but "do you know?" It is a fact, now overlooked, that the instructor who has a clear understanding of prinoi pies, can present more truth to a learner, and communicate more knowledge, in a few moments of ingenious and forcible il lustration, than a befogged intellect can elaborate in a week—nay, in an ago. In deed, the thing is impossible. Ignorance cannot enlighten the brow of truth, or point the way to the palace of thought. The unfitted teacher is au opaque,--a ray less orb—he shines a moonless, starless ! night upou the lonely intellect and heart. We close with an ardent hope that a new era is about to dawn. That the fa cilities for education are to increase and energize, till men shall learn its value, and the superiority of the new, over the old forms and systems; the pseudo shapen, or as the geologist would idealize it, the transition' stratum of teichers'shall give place to regular and perfect forms of the profession, and every school house become a fountain of light and happiness.-Youngs ✓i/le (Pa.) Express.' t'.3Ett - , I want sonic liquid generosity ou'iny bread and butter." "Some what, my child ?" "Some liquid generosity." "What in the world does the boy inCan by 'liquid' generosity ,' What is it like, my son 1" "Gbsb, nani 4 . don't you know ? Why, its molasses, to be sure ?" ' , Here 'Bridget, spauk this boy cud put him to bed." vol LOAFER'S SOLILOQUY Oh, dear! oh, dear! What a world The churches must receive all their ae this is! This world, as Shakspere very cessions of real strength from the young. beautifully remarks, “is all a cattle show, lln far the larger portion of the country, for man's dilution given—and—and wo- the yoting people generally have, or seek man's too." That's a fact. Shakspere's 'to Lave, other assoCations than with the right! This here is a very—a very check- churches of any denomination. They are ored life. I therefore, beyond the reach of our influ- This world is given to fault-finding, tre menjus. NoW, hero's sn' wife—kicked up a great row just because I wont to bed with my over-coat, boots and hat on, when she knew that I wanted to get up very airly iu the mornin,' and start off immejitly on 'portant business. She's very p'tieu lar to enquire what business it is that calls me out so airly, but I won't tell her.— She's no right to interfere in my business. I don't interfere in her's. I don't never ask her where she buys groceries and pro visions, and get'Atrusted for 'ens. J don't care where she buys 'ens—if she only gets 'em without throwiu' away money for 'em. And then she finds fault wi' me for spen din' so much money for licker. But what am I golfs' to dow. Licker's cash. It can't be bort without the dimes. Hain't the men that sell licker got to live 2 How can they pay rent if nobody patronises 'ens ? That is a question that goes to my heart like an error. BEWARE OF MAN TRAPS. !—The Su preme court of Connecticut has decided that a correspondence in writing between a mar rigeable female and an unmarried man is presumptive evidence of an engagement ! The Judge says: "That an engagement exists, or an offer has been made and accepted where a cor respondence takes place between such par ties, as are described in this ease, is, we think, in accorda'nee with general experi ence, which is one of the usual and most satisfactory tests of human evidence ; and although, when taken alone and disconnec ted from other facts, it may not be so strong as some evidence that might be suggested; yet we hold it competent to be submitted to a jury, and from which they may find a promise to marry, if the evi dence satisfies them of the fact: Bachelors and cousins should beware pf committing themselves. They should be as chary of the use of their pen as a poli tician who is a candidate for public office. COMMON SCIIOOI, REPORTS.—The re ports of the Directors of the various School Districts for 1852, and certificates of as sessment of School tax for 1852; which should have been forwarded to the Super intendent on the first Monday . of June or immediately fhehafter, are not yet near all received at the Department. Directors are respectfully urged to be prompt in ma king these returns, as it is the interest of their respective districts as well as the public generally that they all be' received at an early period. Directors are also es pecially- requested to write proper names as plainly as possible, so as to avoid errors in forwarding the school warrants, docu ments, &c. A large number of the report received have' been returned to the districts for correction because the same person held the offices of President and Treasurer, or Secretary and Treasurer. Our ekehad ges would serve their readers in many in stances by copying or calling attention to this notice.—Harrisburg/ Keystone. tr...r A most singular superstition exists in the department of the lndre of France; that after death the soul of the defunct flits about the apartment in which it took its departure from the body, like a butter fly, seeking an aperture to escape to Hea ven ; and therefore when any one is con sidered in the last agonies, every vessel containing water, milk or any other liquid, is removed carefully for fear the passing spirit should fall into it, and thus be pre vented from reaching its eternal place of rest. 11G - A miserlj• Church member becom ing excited by a sudden burst of eloquence from his minister, clapped his hands and shouted out, "Thank God for a free Gos pel--twenty years have I been a church member, and it has not cost me as many coppers!" 'Lord forgive your stingy soul!' exclaimed the preacher. [Cr' A clergy man who was consoling a young widow on the death of hei husband, spoke in a very serious tone, remarking that he was "one of the few. Such a jew el of te Christian. You cannot find his equal, you know." To which the sobbing fair one replied,' with an almost broken heart, don't know, but I'll try." SUBLIME.-A western reporter gives the following description of a conflagration: The devastating element unsatisfied with floods' of water, belched forth its crimson tints, and spread the fiery flag of devasta tion over entire squares, unchecked by the superhuman exertions of the firemen, who seemed like lost spirits in the halls of pandemonium, as they flocked round the terrific spectacle. NUMBER 35. The Duty of Ministers to Children. ence. The "congregations are made up mainly of experienced men, unconverted, who admire the moral positions assumed by our preachers—and the beads of families, snaking up the membership of the Church, and the children of those families, with a few young acquaintances: The Church receives no strength from ever so large a crowd of admirers. It is not the throng shouting to the soldiery in the highway, but the men under arms who Make the army strong. Thetie old men who patronize us, if they over become tru ly converted; are not made of the stuff that gives the energy to the churches. They begin so late in the day that their fire of zeal has burnt out, and they are rather in a condition to enjoy,' than: to serve the °hitch. God bless them. Let them come. But we want something more than these. Churches made up Of elderly people are not adapted to, nor fitted for engaging the young. Every arrangement; every move ment, has the stamp of age and Of a con servative spirit, and lacks the energy that the young esteem an appropriate feature of every enterprise. Again. A few years exhaust the entire energy of a church of old people, which has not been invigorated by the eontinual. infusion of the youth of Both sexes. Shall we then, as a people, see our churches be coming infirm and powerless, in, a few years?—or shall we hallo an ever blooming, vigorous, and healthy conirinthity, with its ranks recruited yearly from the youthful portion of society? There is, there can be, no hesitancy on this point. All agree that the latter is essential, and Must be se cured. But howl , Lei the preacher look after the small children, with special solicitude. Too attention is paid to children, by the minis ters of every denominatiOn. And our min- Weil are sadly at fault in this matter.— The inportatie Of it is not felt an'd . under stood as it should be by us. • Only, a few short ye . are elapse, and the little ones who bashfully cling to the mother's gown when a stranger speaks to them, become trans; formed to men and women, who walk die earth as joint sovereigns 'of nature, and in their turn uphold the tottering steps of ege t and wield the destinies of earth. When our people first began to give a home for the preachers of a thorough Christianity, there were found in every family young olive plants around the tables where the preacher sat, whose blooming faces turned to the minister, as the open ing flower to die sun,' deeming it a privilege to receive the light of his smile or a word of kindness from his lips. If he were a wise man, he imitated his toaster. Little children were found in his arms, andati his feet.' Their awkwardness, their waywardness, even, were overcome by his influence, and the young hearts twined about him with an affection that grew with their growth and strengthened with their strength as years passed on. The confidence and esteem of little child ren, cannot be too highly valued by the Christian pastor. Ho cannot be too care ful to secure and cultivate it. It has nothing of the cold, calculating cautious ness; that often distinguishes the friendship of maturer years. Time and distance may separate the Christian pastor and the lambs of his flock; but ever will be found, in manhood's prime,. or woman's loveliness, the pure love of the little child, now grOwn to dignified and firm attachment, for the minister Of Christ. Wesleyan. t 1 A - friend tolls us the following rich anecdote, which we pronounce decidedly good: _ . One of the storekeepers of this place, a few days since, purchased a quantity of butter, the lumps of which, intended for pounds, he 'weighed in the balance, and found wanting.' 'Sure, 'said Biddy, 'its your own fault if they are light, for 'wasn't it a pound of soap I bought here myself that I had in the other end of the scales when 1 weigh ed them ? DT- A crust of bread, a pitcher of water,' a thatched roof and love : there is happi ness for you, whether the day is rainy or sunny. It is the heart that makes the home ' whither the - eye rests on a potato patch or on a flower garden. Heart snakes home precious, and it is the only thing that can. l A celebrated barrister one day ex amining a witness, who foiled all his at tempts at ridicule by her ready and shrewd answers, at last exclaimed' "There is brass enough in your head, madam, to make a fire pail kettle." "And sap enough in yours, air to fill it," quickly retorted the witness.