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of this omission is, - probably, to be robed in a
growing belief that the system of fortifications
adopted in 1846, and heretofore acted on, requires
The subject certainly deserves full and careful
investigation; but it should not be delayed longer
than can be avoided. in the meantime there are
certain works which have been commenced—
some of them nearly completed—designed to pro
tect our principal seaports from Boston to New
Orleans, and a few other important points. In
regard to the necessity tor these works, it is be
lieved that little difference of opinion exists
among military mom I therefore recommend
that the appropriations necessary to 'Prosecute
them ho made.
I invite your attention to the remarks on this
subject, and on others cimuceted with this De
partment, .contained in the accompanying report
of the Secretary of
Measures line been taken to carry into effect
the law of the last session making provision for
the improvement of certain rivers and harbors,
and it is believed that the arrangements made for
that purpose will combine efficiency with econo
my. Owing Oddly to the advancetteeason when
the act was passed, little lots yet been done in re
gard to molly of the works beyond making 4111.1
necessary preparations. With respect to is few
of the improvements, the sums already appropri
ntod will saffice to complete them, but most of
them will require• additional appropriations. I
trust that these appropriations will he made, and
that this wise and beneficent policy, so auspi
ciously resumed, will be continued. Great care
should be taken, however to commence no work
which is not .1' sufficient importance to the com
merce of the country to he viewed as national its
its character. But wo•ks;wl.ich have been com
menced should not he discontinued until comple
ted, as otherwise the sums expended will, in most
cases, be lost.
The report from the Navy .Department will in
form you of the prosperous condition of the
branch of the public service committed to his
charge. It presents to your consideration many
topics and suggestions of which ask yourappro
val. It exhibits nn unusual degree of activity in
the operations of the Department during the past
year. The preparations ffir tite-dhpan 'expedition,
to which I have already alluded; the arrangements ,
made for the exploration , and survey of the China
Seas, the- Norshom•Yacifle, and inuring Straitti;
the incipient measures taken towards a reconnoi
same of tho•cottinent of Africa•eastwmrd of Libe
ria; the preparation•fiin an early examination of
the tributaries of the River La Plata, which a re
cent decree of the provisional chief of the Argen
tine Confederation has opened to navigtion; all
these enterprises, and the means, by which they
are proposed to be accomplished, have command
ed my full approbation, nd I have nu doubt will
be productive of most useful results.
Teo officers of the Navy were heretofore in
structed to explore the whole extent of the Ama
zon river from the confines of Peru to its month.
The return of ono of them has placed is the pos•
session of the Government an interesting and val
uable account of the character and resources of u
country abounding in the materials of commerce,
and which, if opened to the industry of the world,
will prove an inexhaustible fund of wealth. The
report of this exploration will be comMunicated to
yos as soon no it is complete.
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Among other subjects offered to your notice by
tlie• Sesretary of the Navy, I select fur special
commendation, in view of its connexion with the
interests of the navy, the plan submitted by him
for the establishment of a permanent corps of sea
men, and the suggestions he has presented fur the
"Tegg,tif‘.l.l: the
ft . ..To l fteT i el ly ta . ke occasion
to say that I think it will greatly unpro, er
ticiency of the service, and that I regard it as still
more entitled to favor for the salutary influence it
must exert upon the naval discipline, now greatly
disturbed by the increasing spirit of insubordina
tion, resulting from our present system. The plan
proposed for the organisation of the seamen fur
nishes a judicious substitute for the law of Sep
tember, 1850, abolishing corporal punishment, and
satisfactorily sustains the policy of that act, under
conditions well adapted to maintain. the authority
of command and the order and security of our
ships. It is believed that any change which pro
poses permanently to dispense with this mode of
punishment shout I be preceded by a system
which shall supply the navy with semen of the
most meritorious class, whose good deportment
and pride of character may preclude all occasion
lbr a resort to penalties of a harsh and degrading
nature. The safety of a ship and her crew is often
dependant upon immediate obedience to a com
mand, and tile authority to • enforce it must be
equally ready. The arrest of a refractory seaman,
in such moments, not only deprives the ship of in
dispensable aid, but imposes a necessity fur dou
ble service on others whose fidelity to their duties
mny be relied upon in such an emergency. The
exposure to this increased and arduous labor, since
the passage of the act of 1850, has already had, to
a most observable and injurious extent, the effect
of preventing the enlistment of the beat seamen in
the navy. The plan now suggested is designed
to promote a condition of service in which this ob
jection will no longer exist. The details of this
plan may be established in great part, if not alto
gether, by the Executive, under the authority of
existing jaws; but I have thought it proper, in ac
cordance with the suggestion of the Secretary of
the Navy, to submit it to your approval.
The establishment of a corps of apprentices for
the navy, or boys tube enlisted until they become
of age, and to be employed under such regulations
as the Navy Department may devise, as proposed
in the report, I cordially approve and commend to
your consideration; and I also concur in the sug
gestion that this system for the early training of
seamen may Ire most usefully engrafted upon the
service of oar merchant marine.
The other proposition of the report to which I
have referred• L—the reorganization of the Naval
Academy--I mermen(' to your attention as a
project worthy of your encouragement and sup
port. The valuable, sezvices already. rendered by
this institution entitles the contiuuanee of
your fostering care
Your attention is respectfully called to the re
port of the Postmaster General for the detailed 'op
eration of his Department during the last , fiscal
year from which it will be seen that the receipts
from postagea for that time was less by $1,431,696
than for the preceding fiscal year, being a decrease
of about 23 per cent.
This diminution is attributable to the reduction
in the rates of postage made by the act of March
3, 1851, which reduction took effect at the com
mencement of the last fiscal year.
Although in its operation during the last year,
the act referred to has not fulfilled the predictions
of its friends by increasing the correspondence of
the country inproportiou to the reduction of post
age. I should nevertheless, question the policy of
returning to higher rates. Experience etvarrunts
the expectation that as the community becomes
accustomed to cheap postage, correspondencewill
increase. It is believed that front this cause, and
from the rapid growth of the country in population
and business, the receipts of the Departsnent must
ultimately exceed its expenses, and that the coup•
try may safely rely upon the continuance of the retail postage..
In former messages I hare, among other things,
respectfully recornothaled to the consideration of
Congress the propriety and necessity of further
legislation for. the protection and punishment of
foreign consuls residing. in. the United States; to
revive with certain inediflcations the act of 10th
March, 1838, to restrain unlawful military expe
ditions against the •inhabitanta . of contertainous
States or territories; fur , the preservation and pro
tection from mutilation or theft of the papers, re
cords, and archives of the nation;. for authorizing_
the surplus revenue to be applied to the payment
of the public debt in advance of the %One when it
will become due; for the establishment of land of
fices for the sale of the public lands in California
and the Territory of Oregon; for the construction
of a road from the Mississippi valley to the Pacific
ocean; for the establishment of a boreau of agri.
culture:for the promotion of that interest. perhaps
the most important in the country; for the preven
tion of fronds upon the Government in applica
tions for pensions and bounty lands; thr the estab
lishment of a uniform foe bill, prescribing a spe
cific compensation for every service required of
clerks, district attorneys, anti inarshalls; fin• au
thorizing nn additional regiment of mounted men,
for the defence of our frontiers against the Indi
ans and fur fulfilling our treaty stipulations with
Mexico. to defend tier citizens against the Indi
ans, "with equal diligence it.' energy as our owlet'
fur determining the misfire rank between the na
val and civil officers in our public ships, and be
tween the officers of the Army and Navy in the
various gradesof each; for reorganizing the naval
establishment by fixing the number of oflicers in
each grade, and providing for a retired list upon
reduced pay of those unfit for active duty; for pre
scribing and regulating punishments in the navy;
for the appointment of a comtnission to revise the
public statues of the United States, by arranging
them in order, supplying deficiencies, correcting
incongruities, simplifying their language, load re
porting them to Congress fur its final action; and
for the establishment of a commission to adjudi
cate' and settle private claims against the United
States. 1 am not swore, however, that any of
these subjects have finally been acted upon by con
gress. Without repeating the reason it fur legisla
tion on these subjects which have been assigned
in for mer messages, I respectfully recommend
them again to your faeorable consideration.
I , hink it due to the several Executive Depart
ments of this Government to bear testimony to
the efficienccy and integrity with which they ore
conducted. With all the careful superintendence.
which it is possible for the Heads of those De
partments to.exereise still divine administration
and guardianship of the public money must very
much depend on the vigilance, intelligence, and.
fidelity of the subordinate officers and clerks, and
especially on , those entrusted with the settlement
and adjustment of claims and , accounts. I am
gratified to believe that they have generally per
formed their duties &initially and well. They are
appointed to guard the approaches to the public.
Treasury, and they occupy positions that expose
them to all the temptations and seductions which
the cupidity of speculators and fraudulent claim
ants can prompt them to etnploy. It will be but a
wise precaution to protect the Government against
that source of misliiief and corruption. its far as it
can be done, by the emu:uncut of all proper legal
penalties. The laws, in this respect, are suppos
ed to be defective; and I therefore deem it my
duty to call your attention to the subject, and to
recommend that provision be made by late for the
punishment not only of those who shall accept
bribes, but also of those who shall either promise,
give, or offer to give to any of those officers or
clerks n bribe or reward touching or relating to
any matter of their official action or duty.
It has been the uniform policy of this Govern
ment from its foundation to the present day to
abstain from all interference in the domestic Mild.
of other nations. The consequence has been that
while the nations of Europe have been engaged
in desolating wars, our country has pursued its
peaceful courset o unexampled prosperity and hap
piness. The wars in which we have been com
pelled to engage, in defence °idle rights and hon
or of the country, have been tbrninately of short
duration. During the terrific contest of nation
against nation, which succeeded the French revo
lution, we were enabled by the, wisdom anti firm
ness of President Washington to maintain our
neutrality. While other nations were drawn into
this wide sweeping whirlpool, we sat quiet and
unmoved npon our own shores. While the flow
er of their numerous armies was wasted by dis
ease or perished by hundreds of thousands upon
the battle-field, the youth.of this favored land
were permitted to enjoy the blessings of peace
beneath the paternal toot. While the States of
Europe incurred enormous debts, ander the bur
den of whieh their subjects still groan, and which
must absorb no•stmall part of the product of the
honest industry , of those countries for generations
to come, the United States have once been ena
bled to exhibit-the proud spectacle of a notion free
from public - debt; and, if permitted to pursue our
prosperous way for a fete years longer in peace,
we may do the same again.
But it is now said by some that this policy must
be changed. Europe is no longer separated frotn
us by a voyage of months, but steam navigation
has brought her within a few days' sail of our
shores. We see more of her movements. and take
a deeper interest in her controversies. 'Although
no one proposes that we slionld join the fraternity
of potentates who have for ages lavished the
blood and treasure of their subjects in maintain
ing the "balance of power," yet it is said that we
ought to interfere between contending sovereigns
and their subjects, for the pair peso of overthrow
ing the monarchies of Europe and establishing
in their place republican institutions. It is alleg
ed that we have heretothre pursued a different
course from a sense of our weakness, but that
now our conscious strength dictates a change of
policy, and that it is consequently our - ditty to
mingle in these contests and aid those who' are
struggling for liberty.
This is a most seductive but dangerous appeal
to the generous sympathies of freemen. Enjoy
ing as we do the blessings of a free government,
there is no man who has an American heart that
would not rejoice to see these blessings extended
to all other nations. We cannot witness , the
struggle between the oppressed anti his oppressor
anywhere without the deepest sympathy for the
former, and the most anxious desire for his tri
umph. Nevertheless, is it prudent or is it wise to
involve ourselves in these foreign warst Is it in
deed true that we have heretofore refrained from
doing 80 merely from the degrading motives of a
conscious weakness. For the honor of the patri
ots who have gone before us, I cannot admit it.—
Men of the Revolution who drew the sword
against the oppressions of the mother country,
and pledged to Heaven "their lives, their fortunes,
and their sacred honor" to maintain their free
dom, could never have been actuated by so un
worthy a motive. They knew no weakness or
fear where right or duty pointed the way, and i t is
a libel upon their fair fame for us, while we enjoy
the blessings for which they as nobly fought and
bled to insinuate it. The truth is that the course
which they pursued was dictated by a stern sense
of international justice, by a statesmanlike pru
dence- and *a far-seeing wisdom, looking not mere
ly to the present necessities but to the permanent
safety and interest of the country.
They knew that the world is governed less by
sympathy than by reason and force, that it was
not possible for this nation to become a "propa
gandist" of free principles without arraying
against it the combined powers of Europe; anti
that the result was Inure likely to be the overthrow
of republican liberty here than its establishment
there. History has been written in vain for those
who can doubt this. France had no sooner es
tablished a republican form of 4overnment than
she. manifested a desire to force its blessings on
all the world. Her own historian informs us that,
hearing of some potty acts of tyranny in a neigh
boring principality, "The National Convention
'declared that she.would afford succor anti fritter
'nity to all nations who. wished to recover their lib
erty; and she gave itsin charge to the executive
'power to give orders to the generals of the
French "armies to aid all citizens who might
have been "or should be oppsessed in the cause
of liberty." Here was the faise , step which led to
her subsequent misfortunes. She soon found her
self involved in war with all the rest of Europe.
In less than ten year. her government-was chang
ed from a an empire; and. finally, af
ter shedding rivers of blood, foreign powers re
stored her exited dynasty, and exhausted. Europe
sought peace and repose in the unquestioned as
cendency of monarchical principles. Let us learn
wisdom from her example. Let us remember
that revolutions do not always establish trecdom.
Our own free institutions were not the offspring of
our Revolution. They existed before. They
were planted in the free charters of self govern
ment under which the English colonies grew up,
and our Revolution only freed us from the domin-
Von of a foreign power, whose government was at
variance whose institutions. But European na
tions have had no such training for self govern
ment, and every stibrt to establish it by bloody
revolutions has been, and must, withont that pre
paration, continue to be a failure. Liberty, un
regnlated by law, degenerates into anarchy, which
soon becomes the most horrid of all despotisms.—
Our policy is wisely to govern' ourselves, and
thereby to set such an example of national justice,
prosperity, and trite glory, no shall teach to all
stations the blessings of selt-governmen4 and the
unparalleled enterprise and success of a free peo
We live in an age of progress, and ours
is emphatically a country of progres. With
in the last half-century the number of States
in this Union has nearly doubled, the pop
ulation has almost quadrupled, and our
boundaries have been extended from Mis
sissippi to the Pacific. Our territory is
chequered over with railroads, and furrow
ed with canals. The inventive talent of our
country is excited to the !lightest pitch,
and the numerous applications for patents
for valuable improvements distinguish this
age and this people from all others. The
genius of one American has enabled our com
merce to move against wind and tide, and
that of another has annihilated distance in
the transmission of intelligence. The whole
country is full of enterprise. Our common
schools are diffusing intelligence among the
people, and our industry is fast accumula
ting the comforts and luxuries of life.--
This is in part owing to our peculiar posi
tion, to our fertile soil, and comparatively
sparse population ; but much of it is also
owing to the popular institutions under
which we live, to the freedom which every
man feels to engage in any useful pursuits,
according to his taste or inclination, and to
the entire confidence that his person and
property will be protected by the laws.—
But whatever may be the cause of this un
paralleled growth in population, intelli
gence, and wealth, one thing is clear, that
the Government must keep pace with the
progress of the people. It must partici
pate in their spirit of enterprise, and while
it exacts obedience to the laws, and re
strains all unauthorized invasions of the'
rights of neighboring States, it should fos
ter and protect home industry, and lend its
powerful strength to the improvemet of
such means of intercommunication as are
necssary to promote our internal commerce
and strengthen the ties which bind us to- I
gether as a people.
It is not strange, however much it may
be regretted, that such an exuberance of
enterprise should cause some individuals to
mistake change for progress, and the inva
sion of the rights of others for national
powers and glory. The former arc con
stantly agitating for some change in the
organic law, cr urging new and untried
theories of human rights. The later are
ever ready to engage in any wild crusade
against a neighboring people, regardless
of the justice of the enterprise, and with
out looking at the fatal cotsequences to
ourselves and to the cause of popular gov
ernment. Such expeditions however, are
often stimulated by mercenary individuals,
who expect to share the plunder or profit
of the enterpise without exposing them
selves to danger, and are lad on by some
irresponsible foreigner, who abuses the hos
pitality of our own Government by sedu
cing the young and ignorant-to join in his
scheme of personal ambition or revenge,
under the false and delusive pretence of
extending the area of freedom. These
reprehensible aggressions but retard the
true progress of our nation and tarnish its
fair fame. They should, therefore, receive
the indignant frowns of every good citizen
who sincerely loves his country and takes a
pride in its prosperity and honor.
Ohr Constitution, though not perfect, is
doubtless the best that ever was termed.—
Therefore let every proposition to change
it be well weighed, and if round beneficial,
cautiously adopted, Every patriot will re
joice to see its authority so exerted as to
advance the prosperity and honor of the
nation, whilst he will watch with jealousy
any attempt to mutulate this charter of
our liberties, or pervert its powers to acts'
of aggression or injustice Thus shall con
servatism and progress blend their harmo
nious action in preserving the form and spi
rit of the Constitution, and at the same
time carry forward the great improvements
of the country with a rapidity and energy
which freemen only can display.
In closing this, my last annual communi
cation, permit me, fellow citizens, to con
gratulate you on the prosperous condition
of our beloved country. Abroad its rela
tions with all foreign powers are friendly ;
its•rights are respected, and its high place
in the family of nations cheerfully recogni
zed. At home we enjoy an amount of hap
piness; public and private, which has-prob
ably never fallen to the lot of any other
people. Itesides•affording to onr own cid ,
zens a degree of prosperity r of which on so
large a•scale I know of no other instance,
our country is annually affording a refuge
and a home to multitudes, altogether with
out example, from the Old World.•
We owe these blessings, under Heaven,
to the happy Constitution and Government
which were bequeathed to us by ourlathers,
and which it is our sacred duty to transmit
in all their integrity to our children. We
must all consider it a great distinction and
pirviloge to have been chosen by the peo
ple to bear a part in the administration of
such a Government. Called by an unex
pected dispensation to its highest trust at a
season of embarrastuents and alarm,. I-en
tered upon its ardous duties with extreme
diffidence. I elaim , only to have •disaarged
them to the best of an bumble abillity,
with a single eye to the public good ; and
it is with devout gratitude, in retiring from
office, that I leave the country in a state
of peace and prosperity.
WASIIINGTON, December 6, 1852.
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Thursday Morning, Dec. 16, ISM.
Is our authorized agent in Philadelphia, New
York and Boston, to receive advertisements;
and any persons in those cities wishing to adver
tise in our columns, will please call on him.
New Advertisements.
A Farm of 850 acres of linostone land
for sale in Woodcock Valley.
A Furnace for rent in Shirley township,
this county.
Registor's Notices, Sheriff's Sales, Ad
ministrator's Notice, Court Proclamations,
&c., &e.
See also Card of King and Moorhead,
IWholesale Grocers, Pittsburg.
Presidents Message.
It is very rare that any State paper, mu
seating from any of the Departments at
Washington, has met with such universal
commendation as the Message of Pesident
Every Whig will read it with pleasure,
and pride that he is a Whig; and every
honest republican, of any party will read
and rejoice that we have had such a good
man as our Chief Magistrate; and few we
think of any party will object to the rec
ommendations of the message. Perhaps a
few who arc the ultra progressives--the
flibustiers—may sneer at his views relative
to Cuba,—but it surely is only a few.
After alluding to the amicable relations
between Her Catholic Majesty, and our
Government, notwithstanding some small
difficulties which have been engendered by
the folly or madness of some interested in
dividuals. The President informs us that
"official notes were received from the min
isters of France and England inviting the
United States to become a party with
them to a tripartite Convention, in which
the three powers should disclaim now and
for the future all intentions to obtain pos
session of the Island of Cuba." Which
invitation was respectfully declined as the
measure would be of "doubtful constitu
tionality, impolitic and unavailing.' , This
was exactly right. We as a nation owe it to
the memory of Washington to make no en
tangling alliances. We as a nation the
President says "entertain no designs a
gainst Cuba" and he considers its "incor
poration into the Union at present fraught
with serious peril," and in a few worth lie
demonstrates the truth of that opinion. We
ask in all soberness, what could we do with
such a population as inhabits that Island?
They have no sympathies with us—no kin
dred ties; strangers in every thing—speak
ing a different language; and would it not
be certain to revive all the bitter elements
of a sectional strife, which it is hoped are
now happily compromised.
It it useless for ifs however, to allude to
each topic in the message. It should be
carefully read; and digested, then each will
know what are the doctrines of a Whig
President. Thus•they can the better weigh
and value the measures of their opponents.
We have written a few words about Cuba,
because that is a subject which is likely to
be agitated, and will be sure to agitate a
portion of our people.
The Christmas Brother Jonathan.
The appearance of this elegant holiday
Pictorial will astonish every body this year.
It is really the most spirited and beautiful
sheet of pictures ever issued in America, or
anywhere else. The principal engraving
is The Christmas Turkey—a series of ad
ventures in turkey life—in• sporting life—
in gaming life; and illustrating other curi
ous maneuvers, winding up with a genuine
Christmas Dinner. There is an sore of
beautiful pictures besides this, which we
have not room to note It is enough• to
say it is by- far the pretiest sheet ever is
sued from dm Brother Jonathan .esablish
ment.. B. H. DAY, 48 Beekman street,
N. York, is•the publisher. Price 12 etst
per copy,•or ten for one dollar.
The Mill Creek Methodist Episcopal
Church will be dedicated, by Divine per
mission, on Sabbath 26th inst. Rev. Thos.
Bowman will be present, and Wm. R. Mills,
and other clergy are expected.
Our readers, no doubt, will remember,
with what well assumed virtuous indigna
tion, the presses of the Loco Foco party as
sailed Governor Johnston, for what they
were pleased to call, the abuse of the par
doning power. On every occasion, without
being acquainted with the facts in the case,
every "puppy, whelp, and hound, and cur,
of low degree, that could find room in the
columns 4 their party papers, for their
slang, was yelping at the Executive for
pardoning convicts. Ayt, and we know
that some of the pets of the present State
Administration, after it was in power, made
it a special point of duty, to hunt for the
number of pardons issued at the close of
the last State Administration, to win some
party praise, by his dirty work, and then
gave the world the benefit of his toil, in a
tabular statement. The perple being call
ed upon to condemn the monstrous abuse.
False, unscrupulous, and contemptible,
as were those assaults, the assailants dared
not to charge any one of the pardons to
party prejudice, or to serve party ehds.
Now, we wish our readers, and every
honest man of all parties, to know what is
done by the Bigler Administration.
George F. Weaver, and John Orth, ed
itors of the "Harrisburg Democrat," were
a few days since convicted of libel upon
George Bergner, of the Harrisburg" Watch
er," and sentenced to pay a fine of $lOO,
and be imprisoned one month,—the libel,
it is said, was of purely a private charac
ter. They were immediately pardoned by
Gov. Bigler. This is a kind of liconoed
ruffianism, that has not for some year dis
graced Pennsylvania. We bad hoped bet
ter things of his Excellency. And we are
led to believe that, the act is the result of
the importunities of others, who care not
for the position in which they place the
Wo have looked in vain, to see this dis
reputable pardon of party pimps, for party
libels censured by some of the political
puritans, who howled so frightfully, only
one year ago over the power then execised
by Gov. Johnston, in cases when the ends
of justice were fully statisfied.
The Magazines.
The Dec. Nos., of Godey and Graham,
which complete the volumes for 1852, are
on our table, and fully sustain the high re
putation of the enterprising publishers.—
The first Nos., for the doming year will
appear early in Jan. '53, and promise to
be superbly rich both in matter and illus
trations. The subscription price of these
unrivalled periodicals is now only $1,66 a
year to clubs of 10 or 20, with an extra
l oopy to the person forwarding the names;
while the p3stage, by the late law, is but
six cents a quarter. Thus, for less than
$1,75, subscribers to either work will re
ceive, during the year, about 1350 costly
printed pages of choice literature and from
thirty to forty fine steel engravings, besides
a large number of less costly illustrations
of things beautiful and useful! The plates
alone are worth four times the money.
Harper will furnish both magazines, one
year, to single subscribers for $4;00.
BLACKWOOD for Dec., has been received.
It contains The Golden Age; Fictions for
French Firesides; Restrictive Tariffs of For
eige Countries; Pilgrimage of the Flagel
lants; Queen Mary; A Moral from Wahuer;
The Holidays; Part 26th, Varictieties of
English Life; and the conclusion of Ka
tie Stewart.
EDINBURG REVlEW.—Contents; Joseph
de Maistre; Life and Letters of Mr. Jus
tice; Japan; Fruits of the Irish Peasantry;
Cholera and Quarantine; Pardloe's Life of
Maria de Medici; Representative Reform ;
Artillery and Ships of War; The late Elec
tions and Free Trade. See Terms in an
other Column.
CC? The Nov. Nor., of the School, and
Farm Journals are filled, as usual, with
good articles on their appropriate subjects.
The Farm Journal has been removed from
Lancaster to Chester.
Vote of Thanks.
At a recent meeting of the JUNIATA FIRE
ENGINE COMPANY, it was unanimously
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ResoliAd „That the Burgesses and Coun
cilmen of the borough- ofHuntingdon, for
the various enactments and appropriations
in , car favor—and to the citizens of said
borough and vicinity, for their liberality in
contributiens in aid of our enterprise, and
for their co-operation and assistance in ma
ny other ways, the thanks of this Compa
ny are due, and are hereby respectfully
It was ordered that the above resolve be
published in the “Globe" and "Journal."
[l7 - Prayer should bo the key of the
day, and the look of the night.
No. 5. A remarkable cure of :Consumption in'
Franklin county, Pa., by Dr. J. W. Cooper's In
dian Vegetable Cough or Consumptive Syrup;
prepared only by C. P. Hewes.
CONSUMPTION CURED.—I certify, that
about four years ego I caught cold end was td
ken with a cough which lasted until 3 months
since. To get rid of it, I applied to no less than
five skilful physicians, and from their medicine
found no benefit. For four years I took physic,
but the cough never abated. It was frequently
so excessively bad, that I could not rest day or
night—any sleep that I obtained, I got in a sit
ting posture. After Dr. J. W. Cooper came to
town, I was induced to apply to him. About the
begining of Jely I did so, and took his celebrated
and infallible Medicine tor Consumption, &c., for
some time, when to my great joy I was entirely
cured. For about three months I have been free
from every symptom of my old complaint, and
feel perfectly restored to health. lem led to
give this certificate from a disposition I have to
make the merits of his medicine known, and not
from any solicitation on his part, he having nev
er spoken to me on the Subject.
Charnbersburg, Dec. 18, 1837.
We know the above to be correct.
DR. COOPER would here state, this INDIA N
SYRUP, is the only Medicine he has ever used
for the cure of Coughs, Colds, Spitting of Blood,
Whooping-cough and Consumption; and that this
Syrup is prepared now only by C. P. IlEwzs.
T. Read & Son, Huntingdon; G. W. Brehman,
MeVeytown; and J. M. Belfore, Mallintown.
HUNTINGDON, Dec. 15, 1852.
Flour, per bbl., $4,50 a $5,00
White Wheat, Q 0 ets per bu
Red « 85
Corn, 40 a 45
Eggs, 12i " a doe
Potatoes, per bu., 37& a 50
Beef, per cwt., $4,00 a $5,00
Pork " 5,50 a 6,00
Dry Apples, per bu., $l,OO
15 cts. per lb
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 15, 18j2.
Flour, per bbl., $5,50
White Wheat, per bu., 1,17
Red ~ 6 " , 1,10
Clover Seed, ~ ~ 5,50 a 6,00'
In lluntingdon, on Wednesday limning
Deo. Bth, by Rev. Lowman Hawes, the'
Rev. WILLIAM It. BINGHAM, Pastor of
Great Valley Church, Chester Co, Pa., to
Miss. NANNIE D. ALLISON, of Huntingon.
On the 6th inst., ANGELNE, daughter of
JOHN B. Loamy near Scottsville, in the
12th year of her age
Will be sold at Private Sale, a farm sitimted, in
Woodcock Valley, 14 1 miles from BlMlingdon,
and 2 miles from Marklesburg, and known as the
Smallman, Tract. It consists of S5O ACM
of land, of which about 250 acres are cleared,
fenced, and under cultivation, and the balance is
well timbered. The property is well watered,
several streams passing thrdugh it. Nearly the
whole tract is Limestone Land and ran be made
to yield largely. The improvementS are Three
Dwelling Houses and a Barn.
A large portion of the purchase monad will be
allowed to remain secured by a mortgagp on the
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Apply to Miles & Dorris, Huntingdon, or Jacob
Cres4wall, Trough Creak.
Huntingdon Dee. 16, '52. -tf.
MITE subscriber will rent his Furnace, for one
or more years, on such terms, as shall 'he an
inducement to thos& detirotrto enter into' the bu
is situated in Shirley township, Ilt;t7gdon 'man
ty, 1 miles from the Pennsylvania Canal; mid
connected with it there are tenant houses, enough
to accommodate the necessary hands—Wood con
venient and plenty—Fossil Ore in abundance,
within one + of a mile, and other Ore 2 mile,
from the Furnace; all the Banks well opened and'
in good working order. Inquiry can lio made of•
Martin Bell, B. F. Bell, A. K. Bell, Blair coun
ty; John S. Isett, Spruce Creek; A. W. Benedict,'
Huntingdon, or of tie subscriber, at Vinvurd
Mills, or Wm. M. Bell, Edward Furnace. I`o4-
session given immediately.
Win. M. Bell will sell Eight Mules, Horses,
Carts, Ore Cars, Wagons and Beds, all the nu
merous articles about a Furnace. The Mule
team is a very excellent one 8 years old. Apply
Dec. 16, '52. 3t. Edward Furnace.
To the Honorable, the Judges of the Court of
Quarter Sessions of the Peace. in and for the
county of Huntingdon, at January Term, 1853.
The petition of William Christy, of the borough
of Alexandria, in the township of Porter, and the
county of Huntingdon, respectfully showeth
That your petitioner is provided With the ma
terials for the accommodation of strangers and
travelers at the old tavern stand in the borough of
Alexandria, and prays
,your Honors to grant him
a license to keep a public house of entertainment,
and your petitioner will pray, &c.
We, the subscribers, citizens of the borough of
Alexandria, do certify that the above petitioner is
of good repute for honesty and temperance, and is
well provided with house room and conveniences
for the accommodation of strangers and travelers,
and that said tavern is necessary to accomtnodtWo
the public and entertain travelers or strangers, &c.
N. Cresswell, John N. Swoope, Caress Pat
terson, James Yocum, Nicholas Isenberg, James
S. Fleming, James Foster, John Bisbin, B. Atli
ertone, John Gayhagen. 10: Kline, Philip Piper.
Francis Conner, Michael Richardson. Dec. lti.
Administrator's Notice.
Estate of NICHOLAS THOUTWINE, late of Ranee
township, Huntingdon co., dec'd.
LETTERS of administration having been greet
ed to the undersigned on the above Estate, all
permute knowing themselves indebted will make
immediate payment, mid those having claitus will
present them duly authenticated for settlement.
December 16, '52. 6i•