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Thursday Morning, Sept. 9, 1852.
BY STEWART & HALL
OF NEW JERSEY.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
WM. A. GRAHAM,
OF NORTH CAROLINA,
WHIG ELECTORAL TICKET.
A. E. BROWN, J. Pot.T.ocK, S. A. PunvrANcE,
14.—Jos. H. Campbel.
15. —Jas. D. Paxton.
16. —Jas. IC. Davidson.
17.—Dr. J. McCulloch
1.-Wm. F. Hughes.
3.-John W. Stokes.
4.-John P. Verree.
6.-Jas. W. Fuller.
10.-Chas. P. Waller.
12.-M. C. Mercur.
19. -John Linton.
22—Lewis L. Lord.
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER,
OF BERKS COUNTY
WHIG DISTRICT TICKET.
JOHN APCULLOCH, OF HUNT. CO
S. S. WHARTON, OF HUNT. CO
JAMES L. (TWIN, OF BLAIR CO,
WHIG COUNTY TICKET.
SAM'L WIGTON, OF FRANKLIN,
JOHN BREWSTER, OF SHIRLEY.
RALPH CROTSLEY, OF CASS
There will be a Whig meeting in the
Court Hcuse next Saturday evening, com
mencing immediately after dark. We are
positively assured that the Hon. Robt. T.
Conrad from Philadelphia will deliver an
address. He is•one of the finest speakers
in the United States. Let there be a
large turn out, from both town and coun
try. J. S. STEWART,
Chairmen Co. Com.
Sept. 16, '52.
To our Corrospodents.
'THE PROPER AIM OF THE SCHOLAR,'
by G. is accepted.
"DAVY CROCKET, JR, is entirely too
small to fill the old man's harness. He
wont pass muster.
.f.r What has become of our esteemed
corespondents "T. 'W," "A Teacher," 'B,'
and "It. A. M."l Have you laid by the
quill, gentlemen, or merely 'cut our ac
quaintance ?' We hope neither. We do
not feel disposed to part company, we as
sure you ; but hope you will continue your
Our Milnwood friend will please hear
our apology for the delay of his 'criticism.'
The manuscript was mislaid and could not
be found in time for last week's Journal.
We give it in to-day's paper, hoping the
distinguished author of 'American Poetry,'
will avail himself of the opportunity it af
fords him for vindicating his ' , literary repu
tation," and correcting the misapprehension
which appears to prevail with regard to the
character, and even the locality of the 'Lit
erary Review' for which his celebrated ar
ticle purports to have been originally writ
ten. We aro not a poet; nor do we profess
to be familiar with the history of Ameri
can Poetry, or a judge of its merits, and
therefore do not presume to decide on the
merits of Mr. Swoope's production. But
we do think that his reviewer is wrong in
doubting the sincerity of the ' , Globe's,
commendatory notices of Mr. S. and his
writings; because we have good reason for
believing that those commendations aro en
tirely sincere, that the author of them re
ally considers Mr. S. fully entitled to all
the praises he bestows.
We would call the attention of the pub
lic to the real estate, consisting of several
valuable farms, some choice timber lands,
and small improved lots, for sale in differ
ent parts of the county.
See also the Executors Notices of the
Messrs. Maddens and Mr. Apgar; and the:
Administrators Notice of Mr. Green.
The Hunt. Mutual Insurance Company
Mr. Bricker wants Feathers in exchange
Sheriff Zeigler proclaims the General
Mr. David Good, offers one hundred
dollars reward for the recovery of a stolen
Why don't the California Gold
come to the country/
England is overflowing with money, the
bank of France is loaded down with bul
lion and every steamer that leaves our
shores for the old world takes, frequently
more, but generally, near a million of dol
lars. Still the drain of specie is not so
great as it was some time ago, owing to the
fact, that the commercial balances due by
us to the merchants of Europe are invest
ed in American stocks to a considerable
extelk We are
,importing largely their
manufactured articles and paying for them
in specie, while our manufactories are prin
cipally dead and the balance in a languish
ing condition, which is fast making us sub
servient to European manufacturers and
store-keepers. We are not making and
selling enough to pay for what we get from
them, which accounts for our money taking
that direction. But California is pouring
in her gold upon us at the rate of twelve
tons per month, which generally finds itself
deposited in the large commercial cities of
New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Bal
timore, and the papers from those places
inform us that the money markets there
are easy. Indeed, we are told, and it is
an undeniable fact, that money, in those
places is very abundant. Australia is
yielding nearly equal to, and eventually it
is supposed, will outyield California, in
gold. In four years the latter has thrown
upon the world one hundred and seventy
four millions of dollars. The four next
will far exceed this, and the produce of the
former added to it, will make such a stu
pendous addition to the gold circulation of
the world, as to materially affect the value
of all kinds of property, by greatly enhan
cing: it it price. But this latter forms no
part of our present subject, more than to
indicate the vastness of the golden yield.—
The questions which we wish to lay before
our readers in this article, are—Who are
getting it ? and who are likely to get it, as
long as the present order of things con
It is going to Europe by every steamer
and none coining back. A large amount
owned by Europeans is left here invested
and to be invested in our stocks. For
eigners own the principal part of the debt
of the United States, the State of Pennsyl
vania and so of other States, as also a great
portion of our best railroad stocks. Money
is so plenty in England, that her great
bank makes loans at one and two per cent.
In the present state of things she is getting
more than she really wants, and hence its
cheapness. That which remains at home
stays in a great measure in our commercial
cities, which keeps them in a good moneta
ry condition. There, also, foreigners trans
act their great stock operations, which give
to those places the benefit of a large amount
of capital, not their own. They take two
or three turns out of the California gold as
it comes in, while at the same time, in con
junction with their British mercantile and
manufacturing friends, they are tearing
the vitals out of the country.
What is the reason that the country is
not exulting over the abundance of money,
as the people in the cities are? Why do
not the golden currents from California
flow through the country instead of collect
ing in vast metropolitan reservoirs? Is it
possible that the old channels have been
filled up with dirt and rubbish, and the
ancient floodgates shut down? It is even so.
Good farmers have frequently to borrow
money to pay their taxes, while holding
produce, which they dislike to sacrifice in
ruinous markets, and money shavers are fat
tening on the necessities of their neighbors.
To borrow two thousand dollars, an individ
ual must give paper well secured for twen
ty-five hundred. The principal means of
enticing money into this part of the coun
try, is agricultural produce. The farmer
is getting about usual prices for corn, oats.
and rye. Stock of all kinds has improved
in price, but it is by no means an exten
sive business with our farmers, and there
fore brings in the aggregate but little mon
ey. The product which they principally
rely on, is wheat. If all other products of
the farm will pay the expenses of farm
ing, they consider themselves doing well.
They look to the wheat for their bread
seed and profit, and if it commands a low
price, they feel their year's work was to
very little purpose. It and stock are the
only articles which bring money from the
east, of all that the farmer here produces.
The price at which wheat has been selling
for the last year, has kept thousands of
bushels from market. There are three
steam tanneries in this county, two of which l i
have been built within the three or four
last years, one of them quite recently
which are valuable additions to the gener
al wealth of the county. This is understood
to be a good business. Besides these there
is a large number of small establishments,
each of which probably throws a limited
amount of its manufacture upon the east
ern market. There are also three or four
woollen factories in the county, but we are
not informed as to the extent of their con
nection with the eastern cities. The lum
ber trade to the east is so small that it is
probably not worth mentioning. Two or
three years ago there were thirteen iron
furnaces in blast in this county—now there
are but six, and one of them, we under
' stand, will blow out this fall. These are
the main products which draw money from
the golden emporiums to Huntingdon coun
ty, and the principal article, wheat, is at a
low figure. The seven furnaces which
remain idle, is a yearly loss to the county,
of at least two hundred thousand dollars.
It would probably cost every cent of that
to carry them on. This is the condition of
things here which is probably the same
throughout the state, where the circum
stances aro the same.
What has closed seven furnaces, depre
ciated the price of wheat, and stagnated
mechanical trades connected with them?—
What has stopped in other parts of the
country, cotton and woollen mills and
thrown a sickly pallor over industrial pur
suits? We answer, the tariff of 1846.
England is monopolizing the manufactures
of the world, and we are her principal cus
tomers. We buy her goods for cash, and
she will not buy our wheat for either trade
or money. She knows her • own interests
in the United States acid airivocititil3:7llllM
fearlessly and openly. All her influential
and prominet papers are out in favor of
. Pierce for President, because the .pblicy
of the party which he represents, Is more
favorable to British trade than the Whig
policy. The cotton lords, who rule democ
racy, are intimately allied with British
tradesmen and manufacturers, and the
rank.and file are sold to the tories with
out knowing it.
But how shall we bring money into the
country from the overgorged cities and
from overgorged Europe? Establish a
properly adjusted protective tariff, which
will start our seven idle furnaces, and
thereby bring kilo this county nearly, if
not altogether two hundred thousand dol
lars yearly more than we now receive. In
other parts of the country other kinds of
business will start up into joyous life. All
the products of the farm will then be in
active request. Money cannot be brought
into the country without some valuable
thing in return. Build up an active coun
try busines, and don't let city merchants
and British tradesmen suck your blood and
steal your substance. Then California
gold will flow into every valley and glitter
on every hill-side. While the present
laws of trade continue, foreigners and our
own commercial cities will bo in possession
of all the money, while money shaveis will
hover like vultures around your decaying
Sugar Candy Politics.
We observe that John Scott, Esq., has
announced himself as the Locofoco candi
date for the legislature. He comes out as
sweet and mild as syrup molasses, in a lit
tle short letter of four sentences. He is
almost afraid to say, that he knew his
name was in the paper the week before.—
He concludes with the following:
"Since the announcement has been
made, members of both political parties
have urged me to permit my name to be
used as a candidate. I have so far yield
ed to their wishes as to say, that I will not
solicit support, but if elected, will concent
He intimates that Whigs are in his sup
port, and fancies that he is riding the wave
of popular favor. No true Whig, who
loves the great plmciples which be profess
es, could have urged to come out as a
candidate, a man, who has so frequently
and in such unmeasured terms denounced
him And them. Any Whig; who may have
urged him to be a candidate, is some one,
who is not entitled to the confidence of the
party, and is probably one, who, by the
favor of the Whig party, is able to live
through the balance of his unrighteous ex
istence, without work. The candidate does
not say that he is a Locofoco, bound, if
elected, to denounce every improvement of
the age, calculated to benefit the country.
He does not say that he is an uncompro
mising enemy of the great, living princi
ples, which a Whig cherishes as the “ap
ple of his eye," He does not say that he
is connected with a band of trading politi
cians along the Pennsylvania canal, who
are devouring the substance of the people
of the commonwealth. He does not say
that he is a believer in the snapping-turtle
platform established at Baltimore, by• his
fellow locofocos, and by which the party
is butting its brains out, against all the
life giving principles of the time. He does
not say that he is a bitter enemy of his
namesake, Gen. Scott, who waded through
British blood at Lundy's Lane, and led a
conquering and victorious army through
the torrid heats, mountain gorges and table
lands of Mexico, to her gaudy and sump
The Whig party elect men to carry out
Whig measures—and they generally call
upon Whigs to perform the service. We
hope the Whig party will be awake, and
not permit the gentleman (against whom
as a private man, we have nothing to say)
to sneak into an important office under the
false guise of ano party man. He is a
violent party man and would never snuff at
anything bordering on a Whig principle.
For the Journal
MR. EDITOR :-
While casually glancing
over the editorial of a late number (Aug.
18th) of the "Globe," my attention was di
rected to an article from the "Literary Re
view" by your "talented young townsman,"
H. Bucher Swoope. In view of the inor
dinate and, I think, unmerited praise be
stowed on it by the editor of the "Globe"
which is calculated to pervert and vitiate
the style of young writers, we would ask
the use of your columns in our attempt to
set forth the true merit and real worth of
the production styled "American Poetry."
The editor of the "Globe" is undoubted
ly, intentionally or otherwise, hoodwinking
and misleading Mr. Swoope, by predicting
for him "an elevated position among Amer
ican authors, and a wide, spread literar y }
reputation," upon the strength of an arti
cle whosege‘ly merit seems to be in loosing
sight of the text. Mr. Swoope heads his
article "American Poetry" and then starts
'out with a glance at the literature of
Greece and Rome, followed up by that.
never ending theme of our school-boys and
demagogues, the history, scenery, and I
was going to say politics of our country,
but - I find lie has accidently left that out.'
Now the author of this celebrated literary
effort which has been so ostentatiously set
forth as taken from the "Literary Review,"
has never once touched his subject, "Amer
ican Poetry." He tells us nothing of its
origin and progress—he has not presented
us with a single American poet, male or
female, in connection with their poetry— l
he has not condescended in his famed dis
sertation, to inform us in what species of
poetical composition America excels—
whether in pattoral, lyric, didactic, descrip
tive, epic or dramatic. No, nor does he
go so far as even to attempt (what certain
ly we might have expected) to establish
and fortify American genius in that proud
position from which English authors have
dared attempt to drag her. In short, he
has not even casually alluded either to
American poets or poetry. Will the edi
tor of the "Globe" be pleased to point out
that "beautiful and withering refutation of
the inuendoes and insinuations so frequent
ly thrown out by foreign Reviews, 'alluded
to by the "Literary Review") for we must
confess that after a very careful perusal
we are unable to find it in Mr. Swoope's
"American Poetry." His subject would
bear a more legitimate title by omiting the
word poetry, and leaving it simply Amer
ica. But were we so disposed or thought
it worth the labor, we might criticise it un
der any title. In the very outset Mr.
Swoope and Dr. Blair seem to differ in re
gard to the nationality of Greek literature:
nor indeed can we see how he I Mr. Swoope)
can show that IT is truly a national litera
ture any more than that of any other na
tion, unless by denying the Mosaic record
that all nations of the earth were originally
of one language and speech, which would
involve a denial of the doctrine of the or
iginal unity of the race of man which un
derlies and pervades the whole system of
revealed truth. But as our aim was mere
ly to show that the essay was not on
"American Poetry," but something else,
perhaps the "elements of poetical excite
ment in America," we will only add a sug
gestion for Mr. Swoope, and that is, that
he listen no longer to the flattery of the
"Globe," but turn his attention to the stu
dy of good authors, especially "Dryden's
essay on dramatic poetry," and ponder
well the teachings of the great Roman crit
ic, , curain verbormn, verum volo•esse so
Fiat justitia et plus uihil,
HIGHLY INTERESTING—the Exhibition
at the Court House last evening. Every
body should attend to-night.
Right Rev. Bishop Potter will preach in
St. John's E. Church on the 2lst inst.
it Our friend JOHN K. M'CAHAN,
authorizes us to withdraw his name as a
candidate for the legislature. lie is an
uncompromising Whig and will not lend
himself to further the election of a Loco
foco, to the Legislature. He has too keen
a perception of the monstrous and destruc
trive doctrines of locofocoism, and its or
ganized attempt to break down the indus
try of the country, to be found in such
1:r- A correspondent from West Barree
informs us, that it is a mistake that the
firm of Huyett & Neff is in favor of letting
geese run at large—they are not so green,
if elected to the legislature. They think
the writer of that article in the last Globe
ie about green enough to be picked up for
ar The School Journal for Sept. has
been received, and is a capital number.
.fin. the Journal.
STATE OF THE THERMOMETER.
7a. in. 2p. m. 9p. m.
TUES.—Sept 7 5l 74 59
WED. . 8 52 79 60
Turns. " 9 • 84 83 7O
Fnt. " 10 6B 78 ' 70
SAT. " 11 66 80 70
HUN. " 19 66 68 58
Slog. " 18 52 61 49
JACOB MILLER, OnsEuvEn.
Huntingdon, Sept. 14, 1832.
At Philadelphia, on Monday evening
the 6th inst., HELEN Er.rze, daughter of
Zaeliariah and Margaret D. Gemmill, aged
Orphans' Court Sale.
In pursunnee of an order of the Orphnns' Court
of Huntingdon county, the undersigned will ex
pose to public sale on the premises, on Saturday
the ninth day of October next, all that loteCil
ground situate in West township, in said county,
adjoining lands of Jacob Eberly, John Ilewit,
George Bilger, George Itorst and Wilson Stewart,
containing about one nerd and a quarter, under
fence, and haring thereon erected a log house, one
and a half stories high, with some trait tries, and
good spring of water tit the door. To he sold
as the property of Sarah Stewart, late of said tp.,
TERMS OF SALE.—One bulf of the pm•-
chnse money to he pui l ,in e.mtirmatinn of said
sale, and the residue within one year thereafter,
with interest, to lie secured by the bonds and
mortgnge of the purchaser.
Sept. 16, '52.-4t. Atiner.
Estate of Caleb W. Green, late of Clay
Letters of administration having been
granted to the undersigned on the above
estate all perions having claims against
said estate will present them duly authenti
cated for settlement and those indebted
will make immediate payment.
AUGUSTUS K. GREEN, Admr.
Sept. 16, 1852.--6t*.
Estate of Hugh Madden, Esq., late of
Springfield township, dee'd.
Letters testamentary on the above estate
having been granted to the undersigned,
all persons having claims against it will
present them duly authenticated for settle
ment, and those indebted will make imme
WM. MADDEN, Exrs.
Sept. 16, '52.-ot.
Huntingdon County Mutual
Wish to receive applications for agents,
from such persons as are willing to give
time anti attention to the duties. The pay
allowed will fully compensate agents for
their trouble. Agencies and duties con
fined to the county. Apply in person or
by letter, post-paid, to
DAVID SNARE, Sec.
Estate of William A. Apgar, lato of Unien
Letters testamentary on the above es
tate having been granted to the undersign
ed, all persons having claims against it will
present them properly . authenticated for
settlement, and those indebted will make
JOHN A. APGAR, Ex.
Sept. 16, '5l-60
Stolen on the night of the 13th inst., a
fair colored Dun Horse, four years old,
three of hisleet white, the near front foot
partly whiti, black mane and tail, legs
above the feet also dark; well formed for
either saddler light draft, about 15 hands
high, is a natural trotter, yet will pace or
rack occaisonally, shoulders marked some
with the collar, ono a little sore at this
time, also a dark sear g in his face an inch
or two below the eyes a id near cheek bone,
also a white streak on the right of his back,
in the seat of the saddle. Shoes half worn,
but wore all removed the day before.
Also stolen at the same time a half
worn saddle, horn in front broken off, and
a good double reined bridle with side bars
and joint in the bit. The above reward
will be given for the apprehension of the
Thief secured in jail, and return of the
horse, or Seventy dollars for the Thief,
and Thirty dollars for the safe delivery of
Woodbury Blair County, Pa.
Sept. 14, 1852.
PUBLIC SALE Of REAL ESTATE.
There will be sold at Public Vendttetif Outcry,
on the premises on Timaspar THE Pt PAT OF
OCTOBER, NEXT, the following described real es
tate, situated in Tell township, Huntingdon coun
ty, to wit: _ _ _
A certain messnage, tract and plantation of laud
situate on the eastern shin of Tuscarora Valley
in the township and county aforesaid, adjoining
land of James Jones on , the south-west, Mark
Jeffries on the north-west, John Jones on the
south-east and the Tuscarora Mountain on the
south, containing 134 ACRES and 86 PER
CHES more or less, nearly one hundred of which
are cleared and cultivated, with a good house and
barn thereon erected.
ALSO, a piece or parcel of well timbered wood.
land adjuining the above described farm, on the
side next to the Tuscarora Mountain, containing
30 ACRES, more or lestt. The farm of 134
Acres and 86 Perches first above described, is
held, and will be sold, subject to the life interest
or estate of the widow Wachob; but of the 30
Acres of wood-land, last above described, the en
tire and fee simple estate will be sold.
The above described property is situated in a
very healthy and good neighborhood, is in a good
state of cultivation and well supplied with pure
spring water—the land is of limestone base with
flint surface, constituting a productive and lasting
soil, and one the least affected of any other, by
the frosts of Winter or droughts of Summer.
TERMS OF SALE.—Ono third of the pur
chase motley to be paid on the execution of the
Deed, and the residue in two equal amine' pay
ments thereafter with interest, to be secured by
the bonds and mortgage of the purchaser.
Sale to commence at one o'clock of said day,
when attendance will be given by
Attorney for John F. Wood.
P. S. It is probable that the life estate of wid
ow Wachob above mentioned, will be offered fur
sale at the time and place above stated.
September 16, 1852.-3 t.
By virtue of the lust Will and Testament of the
late Benjamin Johnston, dec'd., of Warriorsmark
township, Huntingdon county, the subscribers,
Executors under said Will, will sell on the 28th
of October next, on the premises, the farm on
which the said Benjamin Johnston resisted.
This harm is sitiiiited in the Valley of the Little
Juniata Rivcrolear, to Tyrone Forges, and with
in one mile of the Central Railroad. The
provements consist of ono good log dwelling
house, a commodious barn, spring house and oth
er convenient buildings. The quality of the hind
is of the first order, being limestone soil, of easy
cultivation and susceptible of the highest order of
improvement. The above them contains 273
ACRES, of which one hundred is in wood of tine
quality and easy of access. There are two never
tailing springs on the premises one of which is
near the dwelling house. There are also two
good Orchards (dapple trees and other fruits.
This farm is well watered by Logan's Run,
which passes through it. The property, from its
adaptation to the growth of wheat and easy ac
cess to market, render it a very desirable invest
meat fur persons wishing to buy landed Estate.
The terms will he one third cash, on the first
day of April, 1853, at which time possession will
be given—the balance in three equal annual pay
ments with interest.
The above property will be shown to any ono
wishing to view it by James Clark, at Birming
ham, or J. S. Mathias, at Tyrone—or by Andrew
Fittrow, who resides on thepremises.
J; T. 1%1 ATTU S,
JAMES CLA 111 i. E,
Sept. 16, 'h2.-6t. Executors.
"lialependeot Whig," Lancaster, will in
sert 6 times and charge this office.
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE AT
Orphans' Court Sale.
In pursuance of an order of the Orphans' Court
of Huntingdon county the undersigned will ex
pose to pdhlic sale on the premises on Fritlay the
fifteenth day of Octoher next, all that tract of im
proved land, situated in Springfield township, said
county, lute the property of Samuel Hockenherry,
dee'd., bounded by land of Jacob Baker, Benedict
Stevens . , Esq., and Dutton Lane, containing
240 Acres more or less, about one hundred of
which are cleared and in a good state of cultiva
tion, with a log house and log barn thereon erect
ed—there is also a good. apple and peach orchard
on the said farm.
The undersigned will also sell by virtue of the
said order, on the premises on Saturday the six
teenth day of October next, n certain other tract
of land, late of the said Samuel 1 - lockenberry,
Atatated in Cromwell township, said coun
ty, containing GO Acres more or less, hounded
by lands of Shetfler and Son, Simon Gratz and
others, about thirty acres of which are cleared,
with a small frame house thereon erected. -
TERMS OF SA T:E.--finetitir:l;Fihe per
elmse mono• to be paid on confirmation of the
sale and the, balance in two equal annual pay
ments, with interest, to be tenured by the bonds
and mortgage of the pnrchntier.
Miter of Samuel Hoekenberry, deed.
Orphans' Court Salp.
In pursuance of an order of the Orphans'
Court of Huntingdon county, the under
signed guardians of the minor children of
Jacob S. Mattern, late of Franklin town
ship, in said county, dee'd., will expose to
public sale, on the premises, on Friday the
Bth day of October next, at one o'clock,
P. M., all the right, title and interest, of
the said minor children of, in and to, all
that certain lot of ground situate in sui , t
township, adjoining lands of Samuel Mat
tern and other lands of said minors, con
taining about FIVE ACRES more or less,
and having thereon erected a two story
dwelling house, a single barn, a Potter's
and other buildings. This property
may be sold as a whole, or it may be divi
ded into lots so as to suit purchasers.
Terms of Sale.—One half of the pur
chase money to be paid on confirmation of
the sale, and the residue within one year
thereafter, with interest, to be secured by
the bonds and mortgage of the purchaser.
Sept. 16, '52.-3t.* Giars.
Cr Peahens wanted in exchange for gtiotisnt
he new store of J. BnicKult.
Blasting Powder and Safety Fuso always
on hand and for sale at the cheap store of
Nails, all kinds and sizes, for sale at the new
store or J. Bricker.
ltir Bed Pins, already turned, for sale at the
new store of J. Bricker.
Fresh Cheese always on hand and for sale
at the new store of J. Bricker.
Timothy Seed tor sale at the new Clore of
CARPETING & CARPET' BAGS,
Received .d for sale at LENTSStote