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Wednesday Morning, June 1, 1853-:
S. L. GLASGOW, Editor.
WIDG STATE TICKET:
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FOE SURVEYOR GENERAL,
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FOR AUDITOR GENERAL,
Alexander K. McClure, of Franklin co.
V. B. PALMER
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ized to receive and receipt for money paid on sub
scription, and to take the names of new subscri
bers at our published prices.
We do this for the convenience of our subscri
bers living at a distance from Huntingdon.
Joint W. Tnomrsox, Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SAMUEL COEN, East Barren,
GEORGE W. Com:Emus, Shirley township,
JAMES E. GLASGOW, Clay township,
DANIEL TEAGUE, Esq., Cromwell township,
Dr. J. P. Asucom, Penn township,
Dr. H. L. BROWN, Cass township,
J. WAREHAM btATTERN, Franklin township,
SAMUEL STEFFEY, Jackson township,
ROBERT APBMINEY, it
Col. JNO. C. WATSON, Brady township,
Mount. BROWN, Springfield township,
Woe. Huvonixsos, Esq., Warriorsmark tp.,
JAMES MCDONALD, Brady township,
GEORGE W. WHITTAKER, Petersburg,
HENRY NEFF, West Barree.
JOHN Esa.snscrr, Watcrstrcet,
Maj. CHARLES MICKLEY. Tod township,
A. M. BLAIR, Dublin township,
GEORGE WILSON, Esq., Tell township,
JAMES CLARK, Birmingham.
NATHANIEL LYTLE, Esq., Spruce Creek.
Jonx N. SwoorE, Esq., Alexandria.
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will be taken at this Office to learn the printing.
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moral habits, and are of an industrious dispo
State Central Committee.
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John H. Diehl,
George T. Thorn, 14
lion. Henry D. Moore, "
Jacob S. Roberts, "
Robert L. Marlin,
John Bishop, Delaware.
Henry S. Evans, Chester.
David E. Stout, Berks.
Caleb N. Taylor, Bucks.
Moris Hoopes, Lancaster.
Daniel Herr, "
Hon. Thomas M. Bibighaus, Lebanon.
Hon. James Pollock, Northumberland.
Wm. K. Mehaffey, Dauphin.
Henry D. Maxwell, Northampton.
James W. Fuller, Lehigh.
0. H. Wheeler, Chrbon.
Hon. John Torrey, Wayne.
A. K. Comm, Franklin.
Robert G. Harper, Adams.
Joseph Garretson, York.
A. B. Sharp, Cumberland.
Wm...T. Wilson, Clinton.
Edmund Blanchard, Centre.
Thomas W. Lloyd, Lvcoming.
S. L. Glasgow, Huntingdon.
George Raymond, Blair.
C. H. Frick, Montour.
John R. Edie, Somerset.
Franklin Stewart, Columbia.
Wm. P. Miner, Luzerne.
John Sturdevant, Wyoming.
John C. Adams, Bradford.
H. H. Frazier, Susquehanna.
John Miles Erie.
Hon. A. Robertson, Beaver.
Josiah King, Allegheny.
John Major, "
James Campbell, Clarion.
David Leech, Armstrong.
T. J. Coffee, Indiana.
Lloyd Jones, Montgomery.
Hon. Jos. 11. * Kuhn.s, Westmorland.
John Fenlon, Cambria.
James IL Sellers, Juniata.
D. Washabaugh, Bedford.
John Fulton, Clearfield.
Wm. F. Wagonseller, Union.
G. V. Lawrence, Washington.
Benjamin Bannon, Schuylkill.
In accordance with the Resolution adopted
by the late Whig State Convention, the above
named gentlemen have been appointed the
State Central Committee.
HENRY M. FULLER,
Wilkes Barre, May 9th, 1853.
M.. The absence of the editor accounts for
any deficiency in this week's paper.
,pr• Any person sending, or procuring us
Six new and responsible subscribers, shall have
the Journal ono year gratis, or as compensa
tion fur their trouble and labor.
By reference to our advertising columns it
will be seen that our friend Michael Fetterhoft;
is prepared to manufacture all kinds of Furni
ture, which, in our opinion, cannot be excelled
for neatness and durability in this section of
country. Mr. F. is a clever young man, and
deserves, and we hope will receive, a liberal
share of patronage.
Proposals will be received at the Engineers
Office, until the 28th inst., for the making of
thirty-five miles of the Huntingdon and Broad
By a Card in another column, it will be seen
that James WElroy, of Porter township, offers
himself as a candidate for the office of Sheriff.
Benedict Stevens, Esq., advertises some val
uable Real Estate for sale in Springfield town
Co rnpropst & Cunningham advertise their
Dissolution of Partnership. See adv.
See small advertisements of D. Gwin and
About noon, onWednesday last, the house
of Mr. James M'Donald, in Brady township,
this county, was entirely destroyed by fire, to
gether with all its contents. We learn the fire
originated: from the cookingetore, and owing
to the rapidity of the flumes, they were unable
to save anything of value. The loss of Mr.
M'Donald is estimated at about eight hundred
The war between Honduras awl Gnat°•
male, in aahl to he peacefully concluded.
From all parts of the country, and particu•
larly from various portions of the loyal Demo
cratic State of Pennsylvania, we hear of such
harmony in the Democratic fold as really re
freshes one Whig heart. The Houses of York
and Lancaster have revived their ancient quar
rel, and the battle of the white and red rose,
like the kindred fend between the
the. far-clowns, seems likely to be fonght more
fiercely and fatally here, than it was on the soil
of old Britain. At Harrisburg, at Philadel
phia, Chambersburg, Hollidaysburg, and else
where, the fight has been most furious—the
gallant old Buck of Lancasterleading his forces
in person. In every contest, his friends have
won the day, and are now enjoying the spoils
of victory. At Harrisburg, M'Kinley and
Bretton are ordered to stand aside, while the
Post Office is given to Park, who, it is said,
voted for Gen. Taylor. At Chambersburg,
Jno. Armstrong, who never spent a fip except
for the party, is shelrd, and the Post Office is
given to an old Buchanan land-lord. At Hol
lidaysburg, John Creswell, Jr., Esq., Attorney
at Law, and Chairman of the County Commit
tee. dec., is overslaughted by a Mr. Murray.—
P. M., at Hollidaysburg, stands for Patrick
Like a set of hungry dogs they fought most
ravenously for the bone, and when one of their
number, more greedy or more cunning than
the rest, carried it off, the others turn in to
snarl and snap at him, and to wool and worry
each other. Where, but a few months ago, all
was peace and harmony, now discord reigns.
So must it ever be with a party held togeth
er as the self-styled Democratic party is, by the
cohesive power of public plunder. The seven
cardinal principles of that party, to wit:—five
loaves and two small fishes, are beautifully ex
emplified at present. Never has the world be
held such a scramble for office—the cry of the
horse-leech, give, give, has run and reigned
throughout the whole Democratic party over
since the result of the last Presidential election
became known. Yea, and it was this greedy
appetite for office and for plunder, and the
hopes and promise of gratifying it, that elected
Franklin Pierce President. But with the cause
or effect of that election we, at present, have
nothing to say, except this, that the Whig par
ty is stronger, in all the elements that consti
tute true and lasting strength, in this the day
of her adversity, than the Democratic party, in
this the hour of its triumph.
It is not the first time, in the history of the
world, that the division of the spoils has led to
a division of the force that gained them, and
victory has been but the harbinger of defeat.
"Truth crushed to earth will rise again."
Is.. The following memoranda of business
on the Pennsylvania Railroad evidently show
that it is in a prosperous condition. The table
of receipts dates from the first of January to
the thirtieth of April. This, it will be seen, is
equal to a dividend of twelve per cent. on the
capital stock of the company, so far as the road
is in use
January $21,500 38 January $110,570 62
February 37,772 01 February 156,905 29
March 95,823 63 March 143,385 85
April 62,997 62 April 130,259 84
Opinions of the Press.
Ser. We are pleased to notice the change,
that has lately taken plane in the Huntingdon
Journal. This paper has been greatly enlarged
and beautified, and is now one of the best
prints, both as to matter and workmanship,
with which we have the pleasure of exchang
ing.—Union County Star.
sir The Huritingdon Journal, a faithful
Whig paper, appears m a new dress and enlar
ged form. it presents a neat appearance.—
Old Huntingdon' is deserving of such a paper.
Its patrons should feel bound to put forth re
newed exertions in jta behalf and give it a good
sipport.--Jejferson Star. •
ENLARGED.—The Huntingdon Journal makes
its appearance in an enlarged form, new type,
&c. The Journal now ranks among the hand
somest and best papers in the State. We hope
the editor may be fully compensated for his en
Sir The Huntingdon Journal, an ably con
ducted Journal, bas been enlarged and greatly
improved in its appearance with an increase in
its excellent reading matter. The Whigs of
that County understand their business, and
give, as we find, a liberal and fair support to
their Whig papers.—Pillsbury American.
HUNTINGDCa JOURNAL-The last number of
this paper comes to us much enlarged, and in
a new dress, which we take to be certain evi
dence of its prosperity. We hope the Whigs
of that good old county will see that its editor
is amply remunerated for the additional ex
pense which he has incurred to improve and
enlarge his hitherto valuable paper.--Somerset
Trouble in the Party.
The 'harmonious Democracy" in this place
are in such a stew about the appointment of
Mr. Murray as Postmaster, as we never before
saw them. Some of them curse loud and
threaten strong; others arc not loud, but deep
and biller in their terms of condemnation. So
violent is the feeling that we do not believe it
will be allayed for a long time to come, if ever.
Last week we thought differently; but further
observation has changed our opinion. Men of
firmness and influence openly declare that par
ty drill shall not make them endorse the con-
duct of the Administration—that the "Stand-
ard" and other organs of the party may thunder
their anathemasagainst them, and sing praises
to Pierce & Co. till doomsday, without being
able to whip or to wheedle them into acquies
cence—that although they are "Democrats"
they are not hound to swallow every hook that's
baited for them; and that they mean to give
"the powers that be" about the White House a
hint on this point that will admit of no misun
derstanding, &c. Some even talk of getting
np a remonstrance to defeat a confirmation of
the appointment by the U. S. Senate.
Now this, he it borne in mind, is all among
the Democracy. The Whigs being vanquished
at the polls, 'stand hack like bound boys at a
husking," and in a good measure regard the
mum as the woman did the fight between her
husband and the bear. As for ourself, Mr.
Gorley was our first choice, though we all along
felt that Mr. Cresswell, from his prominent po
sition in the party, and for his valuable party
services, was most justly entitled to the place,
and would most likely get it. But we didn't
understand the wires. To Mr. Murray's ap
pointment we make no objection. We believe
he will make an honest and accommodating
officer, and beyond this the matter belongs ex
elusively to the "Democracy."—Hot. Reg.
ser Since we last referred to the matter, we
have received quit, an additional accession to
our subscription list, for which we feel very
thankful. We hope the friends of the JOllllO4l
and the Whig party will continue that interest
which they now appear to feel in the success of
sap We understand another paper is about
to be established in this borough, hut we have
not yet learned whether it is to be a political,
religious, or neutral ono, nor have we been
int . ..anted as to abut the title of it will he.
Tr.). tiv! Daily News.]
Is the Whig Party Dead?
• We ejneultate this query for no other purpose I WAsnrNGToN, May 20, 1853.
; than to-answer most emphatically ivo I We are I There has been a very singalar sort of con
however not insensible to the fact that it has test over the Harrisburg (Pa.) Post Office,
become the fashion with a certain class of which seems to be ended at last by the final
' Whips to speak of the "hopeless" and "undone" . and conclusive appointment of Benjamin
condition of the Whig party of the country. It Parke. The were several candidates for the
can never rise, they say. It is utterly prostra. post, prominent among whom were Mr. Me
ted and broken down. This is the same class Kinley, of the Harrisburg Union, Mr. Barrett,
of Whigs, (we hate to prostitute the word by of the Keystone, mid Mr. Parke aforesaid.—
applying it to such men, but they won't leave The first of these, as you are probably aware,
our ranks and go where they belong,) who du- was urged as a Buchanan man; and the tie
ring every canvass we have to engage in, are cond us a Kickapoo or Cameronian Cass man.
croaking continually of defeat—complaining of Mr. Barrett seems to have been personally ob.
the Whig candidates—finding fault with party jectionable to Buchanan, for the reason that
movements—seeing everything praiee•worthy the editor's course towards the Ex-Secretary
and desirable in the candidates of the opposl. had been offensively bitter.
tion, and everything objectionable in their own. In this state of the ease, Mr. Buchanan said
These cold and cynical croakers do a party lie would consider Barrett's appointment a
a thousand fold more injury than three times personal affront; and should decline the mis
as many undisguised and open enemies could Men to England if it should be made. That,
do. Their loss is always a party's gain. The settled Mr. Barrett's case at once and beyond
election of Gen. Pierce by a large majority of peradventure, whereupon the "Kiekapons,"
made a similar threat to defeat McKinley, clo
the Electoral College, has been a glorious ,
windfall to these hypocrites, and they stand on I daring that his appointment would be deemed
all the street corners and preach funerals and disrespectful to Gen. Cass, and be treated ne
solemnly announce the demise of the Whig, cordinyly by all that gentleman's friends in the
Keystone State. At this innetnre, old Gov.
party. And thus they do all they can to make
it dead. Porter and one or two others stepped in t-
We have this same song sung by this class "harmonize" the matter. and secured the nom--
of men after the ever memorable Success of the nation of Mr. Parke. The success of the later
Polk and Dallas swindle in Pennsylvania, i n gentleman, however, appears to have given the.
1844. In the following year they argued there friends of the competitors even more trouble ,
was no use to make any State nominations, and than would the defeat of the latter forth
no Convention for that purpose was held. The with raised a perfect yell of disappointed
party was, in their opinion, dead. Or, what rage, and howled out a dismal array of charges
was in their view equally unpardonable, it was against the appointee—among, others that he
in a minority! and so they abandoned it to is not a Democrat; that he was a prominent
take care of itself, while many moved off with member of the Taylor Republican party in
hag and baggage and joined the enemy. And Pennsylvania, prior to the nomination of Mr.
the same would have been the policy adopted Cam in '4B; and that he voted for both Gov.
by them in 1846, but the management of party Johnston and Gen. Taylor during that exci
operations was assumed by other and better ting canvass. Upon the preferment of these
Whigs. A State Convention was convened, serious charges, Mr. Parke 's commission was
and an active organization effected. The re- revoked. and he was cited to appear before the
suit was the election of a Whig Canal Commis- Cabinet in propria personia a day or two since.
sioner, by 10,000 majority, a large majority of "to answer." He obeyed the summons, and
i delegation to Congress. and a Whig made quite a speech in his own defence. ex
majority n both branches of the State Leg.isla- plaining that the Taylor movement in Penn
tore. Such a result may again be accomplish- sylvania was gotten up at the instance of Jef
ed if the same exertions be used. We submit, feroon Davis, Int present Secretary of War,) I
therefore, the following excellent advice who had stated that Gen Tavtor was a Demo-
If, in the hour of triumph, Whig principles crat, and Fine; ested that if the Democratic par
were sound and true, they are no less so now. tv would take him up and make him their can-
Defeat cannot shake the faith of him who ho- I didate, he would be elected by an overwlich
neatly and calmly adopted them; nor is there ming, vote. He further urged that this move
-1 the remotest necessity for abandoning the field. meat was sustained by many other good Demo-
If we are right, error cannot long triumph over crate, whose fealty is not doubted,—among
us. If the present administration runs into the whom were Mr. Muldenberg, General More
abuses and errors predicted by some, Whigs head, of Pittsburg, Major Butler, Ex-Senator I
will again march to power and victory. It will Cameron, Colon d Burnsides, Sc. Mr. Parke
' require a conservative administration to adjust laid special emphasis on the advices received
the difficulties and calm the ruffled elements of from Jefferson Davis. and spoke feelingly of
the country. ' the influence they had on his opinions as to
"Young America," rampant and bellicose, the best mode of serving the party. The Cabi
needs a strolls; hand and a calm spirit to check net declared he had made a most triumphant
its "manifest destiny" career; and if organize- defence, and ordered his commission to be re
lion is abandoned, and the party efforts with- issued forthwith. Parke is a happy man to
held, we dial! not have a Clayton, an Everett, night, and my friends, McKinley and Barrett,
or a Mangum in the Senate to meet the war are plunged in despair.
doctrines of such men as Cass, Douglass, and There was another hitch in the fiweign
the like. pointmenta on Friday last. There is not a
But the strongest reason why we cannot and shadow of doubt that Mr. Pierce supposed the
will not succumb, is that we are Whigs from entire list was settled on Friday morning, and
principle. And those who are such will not for expected its publication the next day. But it
a moment entertain a proposition such as the appears that some of his Young American
above. Although the majority which has been amendments to the list agreed upon in Cabinet
thrown against so looks to the su perficial for- were very distasteful to Mr. Marcy, and thus
midable and conclusive, a closer investigation again a reconsideration was necessary. At.
will annum us that we, the minority, are quite last, to-night, we have the announcement of
numerous—that we have 1,384,577 friends in appointments to a portion of the places abroad
the country, while our opponents muster a force of the President. It will be seen that the pub
of 1,587,256. The desparity is not so great as liaised list does not include the London Consu
to make us despair. Neither do we believe late, which the President is well known to de.
that a single honest Whig ever will, whatever sire to give to George Sanders, late of the
may be the course or advice of those continu- Democratic Review. Nor is any thing provi.
ally running after new "isms" and issues, and ded for Corry of Ohio, another son of Young
chasing those ignus fatuus, lights to their own America.
and the party is eliarrassment.. The mission to France, too, is among the
still insist that Mr. Dix will receive it. You
will not fail to have noticed that we are to bo
represented in the Venice Consulate by the
brilliant and accomplished Donald G. Mitchell,
who, under the num de guerre of "Ike Marvel,"
has contributed so largely to the gratification
of literary taste. May we not hope that in gay,
glorious Venice, new and rich material may be
found for his ready pen?
The jury in the case of Dr. Gardiner have
not yet egret d upon a verdict, nor are they at
all likely so to do. This has been a most sin
gular case from beginning to end, and the duty
devolved upon the prosecution was one that
does not often fall to the lot of prosecuting of
ficers. Dr. Gardiner obtained from the gov
ernment a large sum of money, upon the
ground that he was the proprietor of certain
mines in Mexica, from which lie was driven by
the Mexican Government at the commence
ment of the late war, suffering a great loss and
damage thereby. To convict him of fraud in
this transaction, the Government was necessa
rily compelled to prove a negative—to show
that no such mines as Gardiner claims exist,
and that therefore he did not suffer loss in con
sequence of the war between the Defied States
and Mexico. Ths difficulty of sustaining the
beat case, under such circumstances, is very
great, and the failure of the prosecution, there-
by will not be taken by the public as coneln
sive of the innocence of the accused. In one
way he might have established his innocence
(if guiltless) incontestibly. Himself and broth
er were bother were both in Mexico when the
commission sent out to get the evidence in the
case were in that country. Had he been able
then, and chosen to point out the mines from
which ne find been driven, his character would
have been left above suspicion. But that he
failed to do; and he responsibility of his failure
will be visited on him by the community.
Democracy and Despotism.
The Washington Union of yesterday is em
phatically "sweet" on the government of Rus
sia, and in the fervor of its admiration thereof
boldly puts forth sentiments that, had they
been but whispered in the columns of a con
servative Whig journal, would, by the Union
and the other Democratic presses that are ac.
customed to follow its lead, have been loudly
denounced as anti republican, as the fruit of
sympathy with despotism, or as the immediate
result of the application of Russian gold, and
so forth, and so forth. We have had pretty
satisfactory evidence that the Washington
Union is not yet in the secrets of the present
Administration; that it is not yet the recognis
ed exponent of the Prerident's sentiments or of
the Administration's purposes, however much
it may be the recipient of advertising or other
official patronage; so that we are not authori
zed to take its expositions of the principles and
true benefits of government as those of the
head of this Republic. So much the better, we
incline to think, for the popularity of the
Chief Magistrate and his counsellors, not one
of whom, we believe, would be willing to sign
his name to the Union's article; or avow his
approval of its opinions,
Nevertheless, 'there is something peculiar
about the Union's article. It appears to have
been written for some special purpose—with
an object that is kept out of sight, and which
perhaps may never be made known.
A s . mall volume of speculations, interests,
and designs of the United Statps and Russia is
made the accesion of the Union's laudation of
the latter.—N. F. Commercial Advertiser,
The Whig Party.
As sonic of the locofoco papers will insist
that the Whig party is defunct, perhaps the
following extract replete with suggestive wis
dom, which is taken from the Boston Times, a
paper warmly enlisted in support of Gen.
Pierce's Administration, may throw a little
doubt upon their imaginings:
"There is an abundance of Whig material
scattered over the country. A party which
threw a million and a half of votes at the last
Presidential election, needs only to be placed
under good leadership to be converted into a
political engine of incalculable power. It is
particularly so from the workings of our some
what complex mode to electing a President.—
The Whig papers have already proven that a
change of some thirty thousand votes last No.
vember would have elected Gen. Scott. The
history of Mr. Polk's Administration shows
how unwise it is to think that the Whigs are
extinguished because badly beaten—as shown
by the fact that at its close in 1848 the Demo.
crate were totally routed."
Slavery in lentnaky.
A Kentucky paper expresses its perfect con
viction that if the negro slaves of Kentucky'
could vote upon emancipation,. connected, as it
must of necessity be, with their removal from
the State, a large majority would vote against
being emancipated. It says:—"We know an
instance whore a number of family servants,
amounting to forty, were called together, and
their freedom tendered to them on condition
that they would emigrate to Liberia. The
slaves requested time to deliberate, and when
it was granted they fixed a time for reporting
the result of their deliberations--and at thepp
pointed time unanimously refused the offer.—
Every inducement that could be oftbred by'the
master and mistress was tendered, but they
would not accept the offer. Nor is this by any
means a solitary case. The freemen of Ken
tucky are not more devoted to the soil of the
State than the slaves are, and there is astrength
of affection between the parties that would hein
credible to those who look at it from abroad'
The Richmond Morning Mail copies the
above and adds:—"The same may he said of
Virginia, where slaves often decline freedom
and removal to another State. As a general
thing, no class of servants in the world is as
kindly treated as Virginia slaves. There are
cases, of course, of harsh and cruel musters—
just as we will find in the world cruel parents,
school teachers, masters of vessels, &c., hut
they are few in number and exceptions to the
general rule. If the peculiar institution imposes
'hurthens to heavy to be borne' en any class, it.
is certainly not .es the idaetts."
Conespwidence of the,N. A. & U. S. Onzett.
The Star of the Cabinet.
The Hon. Caleb Cushing, Attorney General,
is unquestionably the leading spirit of the Cab
inet. He has taken the whole building oppo•
site the Treasury, lately occupied by the De
partment of the Interior; and fitted up his rooms
in elegant style, with a regular 'audience,"
which is said to he even more thronged with
applicants for office than the "ante-room,' of
the White House. The Judicial appointments
have been transferred to the Attorney General's
Department; and various other "patronage"
placed in his hands. In Washington, Mr.
Cushing has already received the soubriquet
of "Richelieu;" and he is evidently crowding
the Secretary of State in the struggle for exec. !
utive influence and popular admiration. As
an accomplished scholar and an adroit states•
man, Mr. Cushing has no equal in the Cabinet.
As a politician, Mr. Marcy can beat him at
long odds.—A'. Y. Mirror.
The Pude Railway.
Col. Benton has written a late; to the citi
zens of Brunswiek, Mo., (in answer to one as
king. him to address them on the subject of the
Pacific Railroad,) in which he makes this
"The public mind seems to be effectually
aroused up to this great work, and that all over
our Union, and in Europe also. The British
Minister (Lord John Russell) told cur lute
minister, Mr. Abbott Lawrence, (as Mr. Law
rence told me) chat this enterprise, if accom
plished would have a grouter influence upon
human affairs than any event since the discov
ery of the New World by Columbus, in which
opinion Mr. Lawrence concurred, nod told me
it would be one of his cherished objects fur the
remainder of his life."
The veteran Senator expresses himself with
the greatest confidence that the enterprise will
be undertaken. The time for the "ils" ho in
timates, has gone by. The question is only
01141 of time now, he believes.
titW• By a recent law of New Jersey, habitu-
al drunkards ore allowed no more liberty to
manage their property than idiots or lunatics.
Aud whoever furnishes liquor to any druuknrd,
after receiving notice from his guardian, is
subject to a tine of $lO.
tr4l, Mr. Cues, our Minister to Rome, is in
Park recently jumped from hig home, plumv , d
int, di, 9eint, nn3 retmwl n er,,wing
Tho Foreign Appointments,
We understand that the • following foreign
appointments, some of which have been an•
nouneed already, have beer made by the Pres•
Went, and that other objects of pressing attem
tion prevent his bestowing any further consid
eration, at present, upon appointments of this ,
Minister Plenipotentiary to treat Britain,
James Buchanan, of Pennsylvania.
Secretary of Legation to (heat Britain, John
Appleton, of Maine.
Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain, Pierre
Soule, of Louisiana.
Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia, Thom
H. Seymour, of Connecticut.
Minister Plenipotentiary to Mexico, James
Gadsden, of Sonth Carolina.
Seeretary of Legation to Mexico, John Crips,
Minister Plenipotentiary to Prussia, Peter
D. Vroom,of New Jersey.
Minister Plenipotentiary toCentral America,
Solon Borland, of Arkansas.
Secretary of Loyation to Central America,
F. A. Beelon, of Pennsylvania.
Minister Plenipotentiary to Brazil, William
Tronsrlale, of 'Tennessee.
Minister Plenipotentiary to Chili, Samuel
mertary, of Ohio.
Minister Plenipotentiary to Peru, John R.
Clay, late Charge d'Affaires in Peru, and for
merle Secretary of Legation in Russia and
Minister Resident in Switzerland, Theodore
S. Fay, long Secretary of Legation at Berlin.
Charge el Araires.
For Beluium, .T. J. Seibles, of Alabama.
For the Netherlands, August Belmont, of N.
For Sardinia, Richard K. Meade. of Virginia.
For Bolivia, Charles Levi Woodbury, of
For Austria. Henry R. Jackson, of Georgia.
For the Two Sicilies, Robt D. Owen, of In
For Denmark, Henry Bedinger. of Virginia.
For Buenos Ayres, William H. Bissell of
For New Grenada, James L. Green, of Mis
Commissioner of the Hawaniian Islands.
Shelton F. Lenke, of Virginia.
For Acapulco, Charles L. Denman, of Cali.
For Alexandria, Edwin Do Leon, of South
For Basle, David S. Lee, of lowa.
For Bordeaux, Alfred Gilmore of Pennsyl
For Bermuda, John NV. Howdin, of Ohio.
For Bremen, William Hildebrand, of Wis.
For Cork, Dennis Mullin, of New Yirk.
For Dublin, IL.T. Lynch, of Illinois.
For Dundee, W. 11. We - Wolf:Of Rhode
For Havana, Alex. M. Clayton of Mississippi.
For Hong Kong, jollies Keenan, of Penn.
For Honolulu, Beni. F. Agnell, of New York.
For Hamburg, S. M. Johnson, of Michigan.
For Lahaina, Geo. W. Chase, of Maine.
For Liverpool, Nathaniel Hawthorne, of
For Melbourn, Jas. M. Tarleton, of Alnba'a.
For Panama, Thos. W. Ward, of Texas.
For Paris, Duncan IC. licliea, - Of North
For Rio de Jancrio, Robt. G. Scott, of Vir•
For St. Thomas, Chas. J. Helm, of Kentu'y.
For Talcahuano, Wm. B. Plato, of Illinois.
For Trieste, Wyndham Robertson, of Loui•
For Trinidad do Cuba, John Hubbard, of
For Vitlpariaso, Reuben Wood, of Ohio.
For Venice, Donald G Mitchell, of Comm.
For Zurich, Geo. F. Goundi, of Pennsylra.
STEALING A MICHIGAN SIIERIFF.—The little
schooner Active, owned in this place, came in
to port Thursday evening last, having on board
the Sheriff of G rand Traverse, Michigan, togeth
er with two of his posse. It seems that this lit
tle vessel was laying off the portof Grand Trav
erse, trading with Indians and others of that
place when she was boarded by the Sheriff and
four asistants armed with a warrant against
Captain B—, for some real or fancied offence
against "the peace of the people of the State of
Michigan and their dignity."
On being made acquainted with the officer's
. business, the captain suggested to him the pro.
priety of sending his boat with two of his assist
ants ashore, and himself and the others remain
ing on the Active, saying he would "weigh an
chor and run hits port." The Sheriff complied
with the request and the captain weighed, an
chor, hoisted all sail and made for the port of
Green Bay. As soon as the officer discovered
where he was bound, he jumped up the binna
cle and commended the captain, "in the name
of the people of the State of Michigan, to stop
this 'ere schooner." All hands weredeaf to his
commands, and Captain B— informed him
that he had "urgent business at Green Bay,
which required his immediate attention," and
that he would take him and his assistants up
and "show them the country,and hadn't a doubt
but they would bo pleased with it." • There was
no resisting the captain's polite invitation to
visit our town, so the Sheriff "come down" and
made Mundt' "at home" daring the passage,
and arrived here as stated above, enjoyed the
freedom of the town for a few days, and from
all appearances seemed to admire its location
and business prospects as well as Captain
B—'s hospitality.—Green Bay Acivocte.
A Joyful Meeting.
We clip the following incidentconnected with
the late railroad collision, from the Auburn
A resident of our place, Mr. Scrafford, was
expecting a son home from Michigan. On re
ceipt of the , news of the collision; he posted off
immediately to Chicago. Arriving there he
found that the dead had all been buried. One
unknown young man was described. The dress,
color of his hair, age and size, tallied with re.
workable precision. A 'pocket book taken
from the pocket of the unknown body was pro
duced; it was the boy's. The father returned
home to tell the story to other aching hearts,
but failed to see the body. Next day he re
turned again to Chicago, and while in search
of the coroner, met his own son in the street,
alive and well I On comparing pocket books,
such was the similarity that it was bard to dis
tinguish one from the other. The joy of that
meeting may be better imagined than defied.
bed. Young Scrafford had been to Michigan
for trees, and would have returned in the un
fortunate train, but was too late to get on
The annual meeting on behalf of the Ameri
can Board at' Commissioners for Foreign Mis
sions took place at New York on Friday, the
Hon. Theodore Frelinghicysen presiding. The
reports submitted to the meeting show that of
the 163 ordained missionaries, 26 uuordaincd
missionaries, and 213 female assistant mission
aries, connected with the various missionary
stations throughout the world, four missionaries
and tour female assistants have died during the
year. The whole number of missions under the
care of the Board is 26, and the number ofsta
tions 111. During the year 39 new missions.
ries have been sent forth, and 6 who were in
this country on a visit have returned to their
field, of kiwi. The number of new missiona
ries now under appointment, to sail :Alertly, is
9, and the number of assistants 3. The re
ceipte into the treasury for the nine months
ending April 30 were $209,332, To realiro
the $300,909 necessary for the current finan
cial year $30,000 per mot:l4 f,^,
thr'n inv.!, arc
Arrival of the Europa at Halifax.
Impromment in Union and Breadahp.
HALIFAX, May 24.
The Cunard mail steamship Europa arrived
hero this morning, at 11 o'clock, with Liver
pool dates to Saturday, the 14th inst., and 200
passengers. She has made the ritn to this port
in ten days.
The steamship Arctic arrived out at mid
night on the 10th instant.
Owing to the recent bribery expenses, Lord
John Russell brought in a bill in Parliament
to disfranchise the Admiralty and Ordnanno
A jubilee meeting of the citizens of Lambeth
had been held to encourage Kossuth.
The voluntary conversion of Consols and re•
duced 3 per ceutums, proceeds slowly, the in.
quiry being solely for 2i per cents. The amount
converted is still under Z 1,000,000.
The Dublin Exhibition was opened on the
12th inst., by the. Lord Lieutenant, in the pros
once of 15,000 persons. Mr. Benson, the
Architect of the building, was Knighted. Mrs.
Bergin, who advanced £40,000 to start the en
terprise, declined the honor.
The re-establishment of the death penalty
for political crimes has been agreed upon by
the French Council of State.
The latest dates from Vienna, states that
Menzikoff had prevailed on the Porte to ac
knowledge the independence of Montenegro.
Despatches from Vienna dated the 10th, state
that the French government had presented its
ultimatum relative to the Greek Patriarchate,
giving eight days for the reply.
It is said that the Austrian Embassy at
Rome will he re-established on its former
Accounts from Catalonia state the wine crop
to be unfavorable.
The Deputies have voted the nominal strength
of the army to be 100,000 men.
Active diplomatic negotiations are going on
between Belgium and Russia, the object of
which has not transpired.
The report that Stettin was to be declared a
froe port, proves to be incorrect.
. . .
The Government of Baden hasoffered to me•
diate between Austria and Switzerland.
The Freyburg Council of State gives an offi
cial account of the late insurrection, stating
that it was got up by the clergy.
The Austrian Consul at Salmoniea says that
he will hold the Paella responsible for the an•
noyances to the Christians.
Advices from Petersburg state that half the
estimated supply of tallow for the season is al-
ready in the hands of the exporting houses.
The Paris papers contain dates from Con.
stantinoploto the 2nd inst.
A new difficulty had arisen on the question
of the Holy Shrines, respecting the guardian
ship of the sepulchre. There will probably be
an amicable adjustment, however.
The Ambassadors of England, France and
Russia, have decided that the three villages in
dispute belong to Turkey.
The French fleet was still at Salamis.
The insurrection at China was rapidlyadvan
eing, and the Emperor had formally asked the
assistance of the British Government.
Adram from the Cape of Good Hope to the
22d of March, state that the Kaftirs had termi
nated the war, and that the treaty of peace was
signed on the 9th of March.
The India mail, which brings dates to March
19, has been received by telegraph from Mar•
seilles. The British troops,after fonr hours' hard
fighting, had captured a strong hold near Don.
abew, with a loss of 102 killed.
TEE CRYSTAL PALACE.—The New York Ex.
Various periods are fixd for the opening of
the exhibition, and some of the officials feel
confident that it will take place in the middle
of June; but, from a careful survey of the what
has been done, and what remains to be done,
we are convinced that a mighty work will have
been accomplished, if this loug•expected event,
and the eeiebration of our National Anniversary
should take place simultaneously. Someof the
goods intended for exhibition have already been
received, and the whole of the American con
tributions will probably be fully arranged by
the middle of the present mouth. The greatest
activity prevails around the Crystal palacc,and
speculation is rife in every quarter.
AMERICAN TRACT SemTr.—The 28th annual
meeting of the American Tract Society was
held in New York on Tuesday morning. It ap
pears by the annual report, that there were cir
culated during the year, 9,173,640 publications,
including 881,766 vols., and embracing 268,-
902;315 pages. Total since the formation of
the society 137,893,180 publications, including
8,416,830 vols. Gratuitous distribution for tho
year, in 5,036 distinct grants by the committee,
63,989,976 pages, besides 8,234,865 to life di.
rectors and life members: value over $48,000.
Receipts in donations, $147,374 64; for salesin
eluding periodicals, 8237,686 21; total, $385,-
286 68. Expenditures for publishing books and
periodicals, $232,271 29; for colportage, $79,-
711 29; cash remitted to foreign and pagan
lands, $20,000; total 385,075 07. There aro
642 colporteurs, of which 392 are in the south
and west. Total number of families visiteddu
ring the year, 3,272,080. Addresses were de
livered by Rev. Dr. Deering, of Ky., Rev. Mr.
Killen, of Baltimore, and others.
APPOINTMENT OP NATURALIST TO TUE KANE
EXPEDITION.-W. H. B. Thomas, formerly a
newspaper carrier in Cincinnati, it is stated by
the Commercial of that city ? returned from
Washington a few days ago, with a commission
as Naturalist to the Kane Arctic Exploring Ex.
pedition. Mr. Thomas is quite young, and
while serving as a newspaper carrier, in 1848,
his usual knowledge of Botany, Geology and
Zoology, was the subject of general remark.—
Subsequently lie was employed as an assistant
teacher in a public school, at a salary that
barely enabled him to support himself and mo•
then. It 1851 ho took a prominent part in the
proceedings of the Americas Association for
the advancement of science, and by his talents
attracted the attention of Prof. Beard and Prof.
Henry, of the Smithsonian Institution, and
through the latter gentleman he has now re.
coined his commission as Naturalist to the Arc.
tic expedition.—Daily News.
teltk. The Dauphin and Susquehanna Coal
Company, we see by the Harrisburg Telegraph,
are now engaged in extending their railroad
from below Roush Gap to connect with the
Reading Railroad near Schuylkill Haven; and
the work is being pushed on with much vigor.
Thre road is intended to be a part of the great
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, as the nearest
and most direct route.
IT is Mated that the life insurance upon per.
sons who were killed at Norwalk, :mounts to
$30,000, and the Life Insurance Companies
have determined to prosecute the Rail Road
Company to collect their losses.
la' From all parts of the County and State,
we hear that the fly is committing sad havoc
with the wheat fields, In Lancaster and Dan.
phin counties, it is said, half the fields, which a
few weeks ago, looked so promising, will sot
be worth the cutting. And from several parts
of this County, we arc sorry to learn, the rave.
MUCH IN LITTLE.
A StreaYerLSunday last
Up—Broad Top stock.
Down—the price of butter.
On the wing—the butterflies.
To (Told hungew—keep a full stomach.
VeLAtirertising greases the wheels of trsde,
Spirit 'Gas'—a drunken man talking poll.
Daily occurrtares—railroad aceitienta in the
Cheering—the prospects of (►n abundant bar
014)—If a bid wood•sawyet ant see, he can
To prereial candle, from 'going out —don't
The Latest—"great itches from little ton
To become wealthy and w‘se—take the Jour
nal and advertise.
Strawberries are selling in Philadelphia
at 15 cents per quart.
iN" Another arrival of new goods nt the
store of D. P. (juin. • •
119 k, The expenses of the litit Legislature
foots up nearly $200,000l
parA sea tigress, weighing six hundred
pounds, has arrived in Baltimore.
dir Why is a lover like a knocker? Be.l
cause he's bound to adore (a door.)
Whis-key--a key that has opened the gate
to many a man's eternal destruction.
iF4 — The Physicians of Hollidaysburg are
about establishing a private Hospital.
11%.. A negro and four horses was killed by
lightning at Louisville, Ky., on the 18th ult.,
44" The first steamship sailed from this
country to Europe, on the 22d of May, 1819.
eir The first newspaper in England, made
its appearance on the 28th of May, 1576.
/par The Post Office has been removed to
the building opposite J. & W. Snxton's Store.
Senator Clemens has announced him.
self an independent candidate for Governor of
--- CW ---- COunterfeit American quarters of the
stamp lately issued by the Government, aro in
C.r Hon. J. K. Giddings and Samuel Lewin
Frec•soil candidates for Governor, are canvass
ing southern Ohio.
It is a less crime to gnaw a man's fin
gers with your teeth, than to mangle his repu
tation with your tongue.
Z The sale of liquors has been prohibited
at Pheonixville, Pa., and on Monday last all
the grogshops closed.
Fishey—Hon. Mr. Fish, of the Connecticut
Senate, is Chairman of the Committee on the
preservation of Trout.
ter A human skeleton was exhumed in dig
ging a cellar foia new house, in the borough
of York, on the 21st ult.
er We knew a lady so excessively modest
that she wouldn't look at a pole because it had
been stripped of its bark.
,4A national convention of the colored
people of this country is called, to assemble at
Rochester, on the Gth of July.
1119... Fanny Fern delicately styles a certain
complaint from which children suffer in cher
ry time, "a rain under the apron."
Exciting Discovery—gold has. been recently
discovered in this place. It was firmly int
, bedded in the cavity of an old lady's tooth.
(gr Victoria's last is to be christened to•
wards the end &Jane, and will receive the
names of "Leopold George Duncan Albert."
Old, but Cood—what is the difference be
tween a bare head and a hair bed? The ono
flees for shelter, the other is a shelter for fleas.
Ca - A. .1. Gibson has commenced the pub
lication of a new paper at Freeport, Pa., called
the Ledger. Go ahead—the more the merrier.
eir We saw a fellow the other night affec
tionately embracing a tree box. Physical de
bility and spiritual manifestations were the
e" In Troy, last week, a young man was
fined $3 for tickling a married lady. Served
him right. Ladies have a right to choose
their own ticklers.
As winged lightnings dart from the
clouds when Jupiter has unbarred their bolts,
so does a fat darkie run like blazes when a
big dog is after him.
isr Arthur Spring, the convicted murderer,
it is stated, has changed his religious adviser,
a Catholic priest, for the Rev. John Street, a
tir The Washington correspondent of the
Pennsylvanian has heard an amusing defini
tion of "old fogy." It is one who sits on the
shirt tail of progress and cries—wo.
A Queen's Present to a Queen.—A steam
packet recently arrived at Southampton, bring
ing a hyena and a wildcat as a presbnt to
Queen Victoria from the Queen of Portugal.
IfirSome of the English papers state, that
on the 9th of May, snow fell in some parts of
England, to the depth of four feet on the hills,
and 18 inches in the plains and valleys.
A 7bast—News Paper Borrowers—May
theirs be a life of single blessedness, may their
path be carpeted with cross-eyed snakes and
their nights be haunted by knock-kneed tom
ogir Gov. Bigler has made a requisition on
the Governor of Maryland for Messrs. Strine
and Sanders, who are charged with participa
ting in the recent kidnapping near Mayton,
Or There is a man in Texas who had his
ear lopped off, in a fight with the Indians, who
has one made of India rubber, which answers
all the purposes of hearing. This experiment
may be called a now era in surgery.
Death from Chloroform—Rev. J. Whippe,
of Hubbard, Trumbull county, Ohio, lately in
haled chloroform preparatory to submitting to
a surgical operation on the face. After in
hailing the chloroform ten or fifteen inspira
tions, his countenance changed, ho straighten
ed himself in his chair, drew several breaths
Territories to become States—Utah would
make twenty States of the size of New Hamp
shire; Nebraska fifteen; Indian twenty; North-
west sixty-five. Total, one hundred stud twee
ty-six States. Should these Territories have an
equal population to the square milt with New
Hampshire, they would contain a population of
above thirty-eight million souls.
Mrs. IL Beecher Stowe—the Duchess of
Sutherland invited a largo nvinaher of ladies
and gentlemen to meet Mu. Harriet Beecher
Stowe at Staftbrd house on the 7th ult. After
a short stay in London, it is said that she will
go to Franco and Germany; and having Vibile4
Scotland once moro,she has promised to be the
guoat of Major General Sir Duncan M'Grea.
gor, iu Lublin, previous to her return t'v her