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Wednesday Morning, June 8, 1853.
S. L. GLASGOW, Editor.
Moses Pownall, of Lancaster county.
Christian Myers, of Clarion county.
Alexander K. McClure, of Franklin co.
Ts our authorised agent in Philadelphia, New
York and Boston, to receive advertisements; and
any persons in those cities wishing to advertise
in our columns, will please call on him.
Agents for the Journal.
The following persons we have appointed Agents
for the HUNTINGDON JOURNAL, who are author
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 Iluntingdon.
JOHN W. Thompson, Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SAMUEL COEN, East Barree,
GEORGE W. CORNELIUS, Shirley township,
JAMES E. GLASGOW, CIO! township,
DANIEL TEAGUE, Esq., Cromwell township,
Dr. J. P. Atincom, Penn township,
Dr. 11. L. BROWN, Cass township,
J. WAREHAM MATTERN, Franklin township,
SAMUEL STETFET, Jackson township,
Col. Jai). C. WATSON, Brady township,
MORRIS BROWN, Springfield township,
War. Horcnisisorr, Esq., Warriorsmark tp.,
JAMES McDowm.n, Brady township,
GEORGE W.. Wnirramea, Petersburg,
JOAN BALSBACII, Waterstrest,
Maj. CHARLES Mental.. Tort township,
A, M. &Ant, Dublin township,
GEORGE WILSON, Esq., Tell township,
JAME. CLARK, Birmingham.
NATHANIEL LYTLE, Esq., Spruce Creek.
.JOHN N. Swoors, Esq., Alexandria.
B. F. WALLACE, Union Furnace.
tar A good boy, about sixteen years of age,
will be taken• sb Shia. Ofce• to•leam the printing.
None need apply except such as hare strictly
moral habits, and are of an industrious dispo
Stir We have just received a large and
handsome assortment of new and Fancy Job
type, and are now prepared to do all kinds of
Sob Work and advertising in the neatest style,
at the quickest notice, and do the cheapest
Sie Last week we visited some of our pa
trons in eertaib portions of the county, and bad
the pleasure of bringing home with us a very
handsome list of new subscribers, for which we
feel very grateful. All of our readers, so fur
as we can learn, appear highly delighted with
the present appearance of the Journal, and
predict for it now a prosperous career. We
hope, in a short time, if possible, to make it
still more acceptable to them, and still more
worthy of their patronage. It. delights us not
a little, to be assured that our services• are' op.
preciated, although of an humble nature.
Mr Our friend, George DI Hudson, of
Scottsville, Clay township, Huntingdon county,
as will be seen by reference to his card in an
other column, is now premed, at his new and
large Hotel, to accommodate Ms friends and
the "rest of maukindP Hr. Hudson is a very
clever many.p.nd we can assure•the public no
pains will be• spared on his part to render sat
isfaction. We hope those traveling that direc
tion will call with him.
He is also erecting Bath Houses at his
Springs and fitting them up otherwise, for the
accommodation of the public. The nature of
the water in them is very similar to that of the
Bedford Springs, and is ascertained to possess
the same virtue.
IlgL. We would ask ourcitizens whether they
intend again to suffer the 4th of July, the birth
day of our national liberties, to pass by without
giving it a suitable celebration? Why is it
that this day cannot be properly spent by the
citizens of Huntingdon ? Have they none of
the feelings of 76 in their bosoms? Cannot the
tap of the drum "awake them to deeds of glory
again ?"
Ipar TWo issues since, we promised to no
tice in last week's paper, any important action
that was taken at the last meeting of the Direc
tors of the Broadtap Railroad, but in our ab
sence it was overlooked, and we will refer to
the matter this week. It was determined that
the road should come down what is called the
little valley, past IfeCuban's, and cross the riv
er at Gen. Willson's Red Warehouse. The Ba
sin, or Depot, is to occupy the space between.
the Canal and the Penn'a. Railroad, from the
Red Warehouse to the cross street between
Whittaker's and Jackson's Hotels. The Com
pany must purchase the ground for this , Basin
from those who own it. We understand there
is difference of opinion among many of our
',Wrens both in town and country, as to the
practicability of this location. For our part
we are not prepared to say whether the Road
should have been located to come in above the
river-Beige, or where it now is. All we hope
and desire is, that the road will be made as
speedily as possibly.
169): We are requested to state that Louis
Schneider, of this Borough, has purchased the
Store of Cornpropst & Cunningham, at Mar
klesburg, Penn township. Mr. S. is a clever
man, and well calculated for business of that
nature. The people of Marklesburg neighbor
hood can place the utmost confidence in him,
and we bespeak for him a large portion of pub
lic custom.
sar Sa th T. Hurd, Eery., late editor of the
Washington Coratnonwealar, has started a new
paper at Brownsville, ander the title of the
"Brownsville Clipper." The "Clipper" has an
active and experienced pilot, and if it does not
succeed, it will not be for the want of talent
and capability. It is a large and handsome
sheet, and well deserves a liberal support.
air One of min colored yentleracti in town,.
under the influence of liquor, or some other
stimulant just au badoitruck Edmund Sum
mers on the head with a stone, Monday even
ing about 5 o'clock. He was committed to
prison by Justice Black for the offence. Some
of the above gentry are getting a little a head
of time, and should be taught to Lnow their
Gubernatorial Nomination.
Judging from the tone of a portion of the
Whig press in the State, we think there is al•
together too much speculation, at this early
day, on the subject of selecting a candidato for
oar next Governor.
We referred to the matter hut seer, without
expressing any preference, only fur the purpose
of letting our readers know what individuals
have been mentioned in connection with the
position. If those editors, who are advocating
the claims and setting forth the practicability
of the nomination of their respective or partic
ular favorites, think they are furthering their
interests and making them snore prominent,
to the disadvantage or lessening of the pros
pects of others, they, in our opinion, are widely
mistaken. There is such a thing as saying too
much about an indftiduars claims to a certain
office, if we arc to judge from the past history
of the politics of the country. The public mind
becomes satiated and very oftendisgnstcd with
having so much said about a candidate, espici
ally when there is no excitement on the sub
ject, that his friends and the aspirant himself
often, have to submit to the mortification of
being unnoticed in nominating Conventions.—
This has been frequently done with good, and
at the commencement, popular men. Better
let "well enough alone," and attend to those
subjects and interests connected with the party
which have a tendency to insure us certain
success. All the men now spoken of in con
nection with the next Gubernatorial nomina
tion are good Whigs, popular and deserving;
and we have no doubt the nomination of any
one of them will be hailed by the indomitable
Democratic Whig Party of the State, as a sig
nal of triumphant victory. We have no pref
erence yet, nor do we think the Whig party of
Huntingdon county has, but we are all ready
now in one solid column to do our duty when
the pmper time comes. Nobetter set of Whigs
lives than those of this county. Their past
history shows that, under all circumstances
and at all times, they are ready for a full and
loyal discharge of every duty the usage and
customs of the party impose upon them.—
Would that every section of the Union could
boast as we can, on account of devotion and
unbounded attachment to the Republican and
Democratic principles of the Whig Party!—
But we do not by thus expressing ourself, in
sinuate in the least, any possible degree of
declension in Whig strength. We are as per
fectly ratified, from demonstrable living facts
on the records of the country, of the indestruc
tibility of Democratic Whig principles, and of
their final triumph in the administration of na
tional politics, as we are conscious of our own
natural existence. Let all discharge their ob
ligations, as members of the party, as faithfully,
cheerfully and devotedly, as do the whigs of
this county, and all will be well.
fly Benjamin Parke, Esq., recently op
pointed Post Master, at Harrisburg, by Presi
dent Pierce, has been removed, and a Mr.
Brandt appointed in his stead. This, we have
no doubt, in gratifying to the friends of Mr.
..Parke, and is only one instance out of thous
ands, which show the disaffection existing in
the organization of the. "firsnuonious Democra
cy.' We understand tfie principal reason of
his removal was his support of Gen. Taylor for
the Presidency in 1848—a valid reason indeed
—the crime of unsullied patriotism and a de
sire to reward those who are deserving. Nothing
we believe was alleged to impeach his demo
cracy or prove him an inconsistead member of
the lecoloco• party, or to show that he was not
deserving in any way, save the single circum
stance of his having supported Gen. Taylor.
This was the heinous offence to the pure and
unspotted patriotism of the great Democratic
party of the United States, and disloyalty to
the Republican Institutions of our country.—
Because he supported an American citizen for
the office of President, who never considered
himself any partizan, who through all the long
years of his life, in Southern clinics and win
ters cold, had guarded the flag of our country
and carried it to victory and honor. This is
Democracy for you in its true light, and Heav
en save us from its influence. Mr. Parke held
the office only a week or two.
The Retiring Senators.
With the close of the last session of the Le
gislature, the terms of the following named
Senators expired. Names of Democrats in
italics :
1. Pliiltulillphia City'.—Charles O'Neill.
2. Philadelphia Co . Unty.—Thomas H. For
U. Adams and Franklin.—Thomas Canon.
13. Cumberland and Perry.—Joseph Bally.
15. Blair, Cambria and Bilntingdon.-11. A.
16. Luzerne, Columbia and Moutour.—C.
R. Buckalew.
17. Bradford, Susquehanna and Wyoming.—
George Sanderson.
19. Mercer, Vonango and Warren.—John
21. Butler, Beaver and Lawrence.--Areb.
22. Allegheny.--John Carothers.
25. Armstrong, Indiana and Clarion.—C.
Of the above Districts, the Ist, 11th, 15th,
21st and 22d are decidedly Whig, and the 2d,
13th, 16th, 17th, 19th and 25th are decidedly
Democratic. One of the latter was represented
by Judge Meyers, Whig, during the last Sena
torial term; but there is no likelihood of such
a result at the next election. Should both par
ties, therefore, carry the districts next fall in
which they preponderate, the next Senate will
stand 16 Whigs, 16 Democrats, and 1 Native;
and should either party lose one of its districts,
the supremacy in the Senate must thereby he
given to the other.
Mir An individual, in Dublin township, wri•
ting to us on business, in the conclusion of his
letter, says
"I'll do all I can to forward the circulation
of your valuable paper, which, unlike the "Trib•
one," is not prophesying the Whig party as
soon being among the things that were.
"Your patrons, in this quarter, are highly
pleased with the improvement in the lournol;
both in size and reading mutter, and with ouch
an organ fur their guide, they are urged on to
increased exertion in the ensuing contest."
SM. On the third page will ho found a piece
of poetry, sent as for publication, written by a
boy about ten years of age; and for a youth of
his years, it is not badly done Have we no
young poets and poetesses in our town?' Try
your hand at it, boys and girls, to see what you
can do. Ccnius sometimes slumbers, and .
frequently requires urgent appeals from its
possessor to awake it to action..
THE Mormons of Utah are about to cultivate
oysters, crabs and lobsters in the Salt Lake.—
If the water should prove too salt, they design
to construct sluices to let off the tall water and
let in the freth.
The State of Parties,
Thio may be said to be the dinner-time of the
Democracy, says the Baltimore American.—
When men are beginning to feed after a long
fast their minds and muscles are apt to be re
lieved front all occupations, save the task be
fore them. During the recess of Congress, and
with peaceful foreign relations, the Executive
and his Cabinet have no employment but the
distribution of patronage. This is a task In
which all parties have indulged, and the daily
list of appointments at Washington shows that
President Pierce is as zenlons as some of his
predecessors in making office—which is pro
perly only a eerrice—a reward and a bait for
politicians. Still we are not surprised to un
derstand that he is unsuccessful to satisfying
the numerous factions which celebrated a tem
porary truce in order to concentrate their vote
against the Whigs. The mutual dislike or ha
tred amongst these fragments is quite as great
as the enmity of the two original parties; and
the President is now, in all likelihood, realising
the hopelessness of his promised effort to heal
the dissensions of the democracy, and to make
it once more a united and happy family.
A great, controlling will, like that of Jack
son, might produce this result; but the circum
stances of President Pierce's nomination prove
that he is not such an incarnation of the De.
tnocratic party as his illustrious predecessor
was. Parties in this country, are no longer
what they were. Federalist and Democrats
faded into each other years ago. Whigs and
Democrats have agreed on many fundamental
points since the days of Van Buren. The
Constitutional changes in most of our States
have helped to popularize patronage, and to
divert attention from cardinal principles to
men. When Legislators not only made laws,
but elected Governors, who appointed Judges
and possessed an extensive patronage, it was
an object for the people to choose good repre
sentatives whose functions were so ample.—
But now, the Governor, the Judge, the Legis•
later, the Councillor and the Constable, stand
on the same line before the people, and he who
is most skilful in electioneering or intrigue wins
the prize. The consequence is that it is the
man and not the principle that is becoming
daily more and more potent throughout our "re.
ionised" Union. This is shown even in the
Presidential election. In that struggle it is to
be supposed that principles would be diligent.
ly scanned, but these obsolete fundamentals
are now abandoned for "platforms." which are
nothing but skilful evasions of delicate ques
tions, or eloquent non-committals.
We have long ago declared that we intended
to judge President Pierce candidly by his acts,
and to this resolution we shall adhere when his
executive policy is developed in something else
than removals from office. In the meanwhile
it is the duty of the Whigs to preserve intact
their distinctive character. Their numbers, as
indicated by the vote for the Presidency, are
very large. Gen. Pierce received 1,607,722
votes; Gen. Scott, 1,386,934, and all others
178,213. Such a number forms the nucleus of
a very respectable party, whose conservative
tendencies hare been the balance wheel of our
government in its most perilous hours. Whig
conservatism is not vie inertia.. It is not stu
pid immovability. It is a regular march, led
by regular officers, proceeding to harmonious
music, instead of the headlong rush of an ea
ger and and panting crowd; whose disorder is
as dangerous as its impetuosity-.—Carlisle
The Whig Party.
Having selected our candidates for State of
ficers—men good and true; who are well qual
ified to discharge the duties of the offices for
which they have been placed in nomination—
it becomes us, as a party contending for the
maintenance and success of great principles, to
do what in nor power lies to secure their suc
cess at the polls next fall. To do this, we must
be thoroughly organized, and to be thus organ
ized, we must commence the good work early,
with such an organization as we may effect by
commencing in due season, considering the
diagordant elements which are already maul
fe-sling themselves among our opponents, we
may succeed next fall, notwithstandinss we en
ter upon the contest with an apparent majority , .
of 20,000 against us. Now, it is only an appa
rent not a real majority. Last fall the so-called
Democracy were united, not upon principle,
but in a common desire to obtain the patronage
of the Government. Now they have the pat
, ronage, and it is doing its work of distraction
and mischief among them. Where one obtains
a suck at the public teat, twenty ore disappoint
ed, and by next fall they will be prepared to
wreak their vengeance upon those whom they
blame for their own bad luck.
It is a sad mistake, under such circumstan
ces, to suppose that, because the Whig party
was so signally defeated at the last Presidential
election, it can never recover its original
strength. Gen. Scott received a larger number
of votes than any Whig candidate for the Pre
sidency ever obtained before; and a party
which, under the most adverse influences, suc
ceeded in polling a million and a half of votes
can never cease to be formidable. Nor is this
the only fallacy under which we fear but too
many Whigs labor. Those who indulge the
notion that the Whig party- will have no occa
sion to exercise its strength, and employ its
conservative influence within the next four
years, are grievously mistaken. The signs of
the times indicate otherwise. The lawless
spirit of Young America, with its desires for
territory, and the expansive views of "Pro
gress," that are on every side not only talent.
ted, but countenanced and approved by those
in high places—the appointment to office of
men who entertain opinions as to the nature of
our compact, and the extent of our powers, sit
terly at variance with the security of our insti
tutions, and the efficient administration of our
affairs—the certainty that whatever good inten
tions the President himself may entertain will
he checked by those who move about him—
from those, and a hundred other intik/Mons, it
is more than probable that it will not be very
long before the Whig party will be called upon
to interpose its strength as a bulwark to shield
us from a long list of evils. When that day
comes, let us not be powerless through our own
default I
But there are other and equally strong in•
centiyes to the Whip of this State to arouse to
their duty and organise thoroughly. Of these
we shall hereafter speak. Suffice it now to
say, that they can, if they will, again wheel
their own State into the Whig line. They need
but do their whole duty, and put forth their en•
tire strength to accomplish it. Shall it be
done ?--Daily News.
Looofooo Organization.
The Locofoco State Central Committee met
last week at Philadelpnia, and decided on the
programme for the coming campaign. They
design making their organization conplcte in
every district in the State. A State Commit.
tee of Correspondence was resolved upon, in
tended to embrace in its confidential and im
portant operation every County in the State.—
During the month of August, the members of
the Committee will be subdivided into districts,
and will visit the different Counties officially—
We trust that the Whigs will profit by this bold
example of their opponents. it cannot be de
nied that the Whig party in this State have
suffered defeat oftener from imperfect organi.
cation than any other rause; and it is a grave
question for tho consideration of our new State
Central Committee how the very best Whig or
ganization can he effected. The keener politi
cal instincts and stricter discipline of Locofoco
ism have defeated the Whigs often enough;
and we trust that whether defeated again or
victorious next full, the Whig party of Pennsyl
vania shall have a complete organisation.--
Cliambersbarg Whig.
American, a consistent hut magnaaintows and
independent LoeofocoJournal; expresses the
opinion that Judge Pollock, of that county,
win probably be the next Whig candidate for
Governor, and says that Ito is, undoubtedly,
the moot popular etmdidete yet named by the
Whigs, and if it were possible to elect a Whig
ee uhould say the Judge is the man.
Duty of the Whig Party.
There are some among the now dominant
party, who affect, perhaps feel, a great joy in
the accent of the Whig party in the late elec
tion for President; not only because of the de
feat, but because they believe—or rather hope
—that with the election of the Democratic
nominee to the Presidency, the Whig party
was killed. But there are some, too, who flat
ter themselves that they were Whigs, who aro
disposed to agree that the Whig party was ob
They may not "lay flattering unction to their
souls."' The Whig party cannot die whilst
constitutional liberty and the freedom of legis.
lotion lasts. Ti belongs to man. It is not
identified with the success or failure of any
election. It is founded on principle: and while
there is a union to be preserved, law to uphold,
right to maintain, and good in legislation to
be done, the Whig party call it by what name
you will—can never die. It belongs to the
people—is of them, and works for them—and
is therefore, in no sense, dependent upon the
power and patronage of the government to
give it life. Tho maxim that had its origin in
the pristine days of republican governments—
and which "through long reverberations reach.
es our own"—tells us that "the price of liberty
is eternal vigilance." It was for this that the
Whig party was organized—it is for this that it
has struggled—it is for this it must live—scan.
ding as a sentinel on the watch tower,to guard
and protect the liberty and rights of the peo.
pie, and to uphold the responsibilities and du
, ties of the government.
They can have as a party, no hops or desire
apart From that which looks to the good of the
country. They cannot, then be actuated by
any spirit of disappointment in opposing any
public office or the administration of the go,
ernment. They look to only what is right, and
that they support. And so, President Pierce
has nothing to fear from the Whig party if he
know the right and do it. In soacting he may
well fear—ac the experience of his party pre
decessors in office admonishes him—that he
will engender opposition in the ranks of those
who aided in his election—but he has nothing
to fear from the Whig party. Will he,
do the righet? Are our fears idle, that he will
not, when we look over the remorseless spirit
of proscription which has been evinced by him.
and his Cabinet advisers, in tho removal of
good and faithful officers? Our fears are not
idle, and the Whig party will soon find—has
already—cause enough to continue its orgoni
zation, and occasion to demand of them their
best exertions to stop the wrong and uphold
the right. Let then the Whigs, every where,
keep themselves ready to do their duty, which
the principles on which tbeir party rests, de.
mend of every one to do, who truly deserves
to be called by that honored name.—Lan. Er.
An Important Question.
Arc you in favor of the sale of the Public
Works, or not?
This question, the Miners' Journal thinks,
should be put to every candidate for a seat in
the Legislature. We have no hesitation in
giving the suggestion our hearty approval. The
time has arrived in the history of this State
when some definite action must be taken iu
regard to the question of disposing of our Pub.
lie Works. About ten years ago, the people
voted upon this question, and a tremendous
majority in its favor was the result. If ire are
not mistaken the same feeling, but to a much
greater extent, prevails now. We do not see
why it should not. The abuses, although great
and glaring at that time, have been multiplied,
and instead of the management of the Public
Works improving, it has actually become
worse,—and at no time has there existed a
greater necessity for the agitation of this pies.
tion. It must be taken hold of, and carried
through ! The salvation of the State depends
upon it. tillable to pay even the interest on
our State debt, we are compelled to borrow
money for that purpose. Instead, then, of the
resources of the Public Works paying the
principal, they don't even pay the interest!—
Such being the case, how important to demand
of men who are asking for your suffrages an
expression of opinion upon this measure.—
Strong and decided as we are in the Whig
titith—much as we love the party, and dearly
as we cherish its principles, we should hesitate
sometime before we could be brought to vote
even for a Whig, who is not in favor of a sale
of the Public Works I We look upon it as a
question paramount to every other in the poli•
tics of Pennsylvania, and shall be governed
accordingly.—Wash. Commonwealth.
Louisiana Democracy.
The Democracy of this State appear to be
in a bad way. They certainly are, if we take
for granted what they say of each other. They
are not only quarreling, but some of them posi-
tively and unequivocally charge the rankest
and vilest corruption upon their fellows, which,
if facts, ought forever disgrace the indviduals
so charged, and lead to an absolute withdrawal
of the confidence of the people. The Clinton
Slate Paper, of the 21st, one of the ablest and
strongest of the Democratic journals of Louisi
any. says:. _ _
Amid the desolating simoon of political cor
ruption which has recently swept over the De•
mocracy of this State, in the way of local feder
al appointments, and the fitting sepnel of
. the
late senatorial fraud, which has chilled the
heart, sickened and paralyzed the encrgies,and
debased the character of the Democratic party
of Louisiana, there is one green spot which has
escaped the poisonous and destroying blast—
one honored name that stands out prominenly
and cheeringly,affording some relief to the dark
and dismal back ground of the political picture
which has been presented, during the last six
weeks, before the astonished gaze of the Demo
cracy of Louisiana."
Rather strong I
A Telling Tale.
The administration of Mr. Fillmore was sig.
nally abused by the Democratic organs, for its
"extravagance, " &c. "waste of public money,"
"profusion." No admistration was ever purer,
not even that bf George Washington, and John
Quincy Adams,—the purest we ever had; butit
was nevertheless pronounced extravagant and
corrupt—just as John Quincy Adams' was.—
Time, however, Facts and Figures, in the end,
set all right with intelligent minds.
The register of the Treasury has issued a
statement of the amount of Estimates transmit
ted by the Secretary of the Treasury,andof the
Appropriations made by Congress for the service
of the fiscal years ending June 30th 1851 and '52.
We have not room for the 80th,
of this
statement, but the aggregate result is sum
med up as follows :
The estimate of the Fillmore ndm in-
istraticn for tho fiscal year 1851
were 537,680,017
Appropriations by a Democratic
Congress 47,172,505
Democrats appropriated over what
the Fillmore admiuistration asked $8,667,489
Fillmore administration asked in
1832 533,667,489
Democratic Congress appropriated 38,162,262
Appropriated over Fillinore's asking $4,494,773
So a Detnoertie Congress in two
yoar gave Fillmore more than Ito
asked 513,987,9e3
Is not further comment unnecessary? But
it should be remarked that Congress gave noth
ing for the defence of the country—nothing for
Fortification, though he asked in 1852, $739,-
300—and little or nothing for Internal Im
provements, to bring out the resources of the
country, though the President risked $1,155,-
778. Much of the money Congress gave was
wasted in the Indian Dbpartmem, and other
To RE Homo Foa KioaArma.--Joseph
K. Groves has been tried at Clinton, N. C., on
a charge of kidnapping, found guilty, and sea•
tentced to be hung on the hen Friday of July.
TWENTY thooettnd TabOring men in England
contributed a penny each to purcba2c a copy
of Shulop,arc fur ho,suth.
Reform in Legislation in Pennsylvania.
The Minors' .Tournal, one of the most influ
ential papers in the State, is 'down' upon the
corruption which is said to be practised at Ffar
rieburg by men high in office. It presents a
horrible and deplorable picture of affairs at the
Capital of the State. The Journal says: "Ey
cry channel of jastice and legislation seems to
be corrupted—laws are passed through the Leg.
islature, affecting property and rights, in the
most Clandestine and secret manner—hills
smuggled on the files by hired clerks—others
rend in such a manner that even the members
themselves do not understand their nature and
diameter; in fact, legislation is becoming a
mere farce, and the people are beginning to
look both upon the Government and the Legis
lature, as an assemblage of 'unpunished crimi
nals.' Law, justice, equity and the whole
spirit of our institutions are trampled under
foot, in a general scramble for speculations,and
robberry of the public Treasury."
Should this be the case, and it seems to us,
there can be little doubt of it, reform is cer
tainly needed in Legislation in this State.—
Pennsylvania has been trifled with too much
already—her citizens, relying with the utmost
confidence upon the integrity of her public ser
vants, have been shamefully abused. The in
terests of the people are seldom regarded, so
long as plunder can be procured with which to
enrich oflice-hullers—public interests are dia.
regarded, and self-aggrandizement is the only
object at which many public officers look. That
such has been the case, the present state of af
fairs in Pennsylvania will abundantlyprove,
and whether it shall continue, remains for the
people, in their sovereignty, to say.
We do hope, for the sake of the tax-paying
citizens of the State, as well as for the reputa
tion of Pennsylvania, that something will soon
be done to relieve our over-burdened people.—
One of the most effectual means we think,
would be, to make a clean sweep of the men
who now control the affairs of the State, and
put in their places, new and good men—men,
regardless of "fear, favor or affection,"
will do their duty to their fellow-men, and un
veil to the astonished gaze of our people, the
monster. 'Corruption,' which has been, and
now is, consuming to the very vitals the great
State of Pennsylvania—be these men Whigs or
Democrats, so that they will produce a change
for the better, and place the State in that posi
tion to which she is so justly entitled. As we
are now situated, and it is almost impossible to
make tiny progress in the great race of improves.
ment. What,then,is is to be done? This is a ques
tion, as we have said before,for the people to an
swer. Thad, who are so directly inteaested in
proper legislation, certainly ought to arouse
themselves to the importance of guarding more
fully the interests of the State. They have the
power to produce a change—if theffitil,through
neglect, to do it, they will be censurable in the
highest degree, and show themselves unfit to
live in a free country, whose governors they
are I—Washington Commonwealth.
The Gold Excitement in Texas.
We copy from the New Orleans Picayune
some aditional intelligence on this subject, as
A gentleman from Lockhart informs the ml.
itor of the News that a party of citizens of that
place (some of whom had experience in the
California mines) recently returned from the
reputed gold region of Texas. They state that
gold is found in the mountains between the
Llano and Sab Sabn, some seventy or eighty
miles noethwest of Lockhart. Thee found gold
not only on the surface, but also by dinggtng,
and they brought back some lumps valued at
from fifty to one hundred and fifty dollars.
It is but justice to state that the highly fa
vorable account here given is very flatly con
tradicted by others. The Victoria Advocate is
of the opinion that there is "more humbug and
speculation than gold in these stories," and ad
vises the public to wait fbrfurtherdevelopments
before quitting their regular pursuits to em
bark in gold hunting.
The Austin State Gazette has the following
upon the st!bject:.
"A considOrable excitement is prevailing
throughout western Texan on the subject of the
gold discoveries in our neighborhood ; and we
have had several letters, and observe notices in
onr exchanges, asking information on the sub
ject That there is gold, and in great quanti
ties, on the tributaries of the Colorado, a short
distance above this city, we can no longer en
tertain a doubt, for some specimens shown us
are of the mostbeautifulcharacter We under
stand, upon good authority, that one specimen
has be found with twenty-four dollars' worth of
gold. This report we lave no hesitation in
crediting, as it was brought by a gentleman of
undoubted veracity. The number of persons
now at the mines is very considerable, set down
by tha reports at from two hundred to five hun
dred most of whom are greatly encourged by
their success. Persons are flocking in to the
mining district from all parts of the country,
and we shall not be surprised to hear soon of
discoveries equaling in importance the golden
stories of California. The district of country in
which gold has been found is a very extensive
one, and easy of access from this city."
Capt. Southern, of Indiana, received a letter
from a gentleman at Hamilton's Valley, in
which the writer says : •
"I am at work digging gold in a neighbor.
hood where there are about three hundred per
sons, who, with myself, are averaging from five
to six dollars per day, and the prospects are
certainly improving."
The editor of Galveston News is assured by
reliable authority thiit the writer of the above
statement may be strictly relied upon.
Female Printers.
The recent strikes among the printers in the
Eastern cities, have induced some of the news.
paper offices to employ female compositors.—
They have heretofore, in some places, been
employed in job and book printing offices, and
as the recent demands of the compositors have
compelled the
. proprietors to make the experi
ment of employing them on newspapers, it may
possibly happen that a very considerable part
of the composition on news papers may hereof.
ter be done by them. The Boston Olive
Branch has employed girls for a number of
years and thus speaks of its experience:
We have for sixteen years employed at least
half females, not on account of cost only or
principally, but because they were more to he
depended upon than many journeymen. We
always employ a first rate foreman, who is a
good proof reader. Him we hire on a salary;
also, men to do the heavy work, and the others
have been females. They have never failed to
do their work in season and well. Not a sin.
gle one has ever left us willingly, except on
marriage, and no loss than five have been well
married from our otlice, most of whom, in case
of sickness of hands or other contingency, were
ready occasionally to lend a few days or hours'
help, if needed afterwards, though the necessi
ties of none compelled it.
Our rooms are well carpeted, and the girls
do not come in till 9 or 10 o'clock in the morn
ing, retiring in good season, Seldom making
over seven or eight hours a day. Smart com
positors can in that time earn from $6 to $8 a
week. We have also one female clerk out of
the three we employ. Added to this, one desk
has been occupied by a female editor as our
assistant at a salary of $9OO. She has spent
seven hours a day in the office for five days in
the week, and wo have offered her nearly $l,-
100 to engage herself two years more for the
same service; but her health is so feeble that
she will probably have to decline the onerous
task of readiag and correcting manuscript, and
examining exchanges, and will be able only to
write editorials.
The publisher states that there is usually a
piano and organ in the 'minting oilier, and that
out of working hours the %mule assistants en.
joy the recreation of music.
RES-Chief Justice Parsons said : "I have
been so long in the habit or hearing criminals
of all grades refer -all their miseries to intern•
penmen that I have ceased to ask them the
cause of their ruin."
ROBERT fa•. CAMPBET.I, formerly private Sec
retary to President Fillmore, died in Yew
York last week.
[For the Huntingdon Journal]
Every Sunday, and often through the week
we see children and frequently grown persons
coming from the grave-yard with their hands
full of flowers. Where do they get them ?
With a rude and careless hand, or with a hard,
unfeeling heart, they pluck them from the
•raves where affection has planted them, over
the loved ones who rest 'beneath. Is it nut
enongh that we must part with those we love,
and with grierstrieken hearts, consign them to
their lonely graves. Must our affections be
weekly renewed by seeing the flowers we have
planted above them, torn away by careless
persons who care not for, or bhnish persons
who despise or grief. God has scattered flow
ers in abundance, all over our earth. Our
gardens are full of them, go pluck them there.
On the graves where they have been
planted by the hand of affection, and watered
by the tears of sorrow, let them grow. Let
them bloom, and fade, and die there, fit em
blems of the departed, fit emblems of ourselves.
The tomb stones which wo have raised to mark
the spot where loved ones lie, and carved their
names upon them to perpetuate theirmemory,
must they be defaced and broken, and is there
no remedy ? Will not parents instruct their
children, will not teachers instruct their pupils,
that it is wrong to do such things ? Our cent
etery might be made one of the most beautiful
spots on earth, if we could only be assured that
the labor and expensive improvements which
affection prompts us to put there, would not be
destroyed or mutilated, almost as soon as they
are completed. Tn some places, the mann
ments that are reared to the memory of depart
ed friends, the flowers that are planted on
their graves, the wreaths that are hung on
their tomb-stones, are sufferred to remain un
touched. Do we love our friends who have
gone before, less than they love theirs? Why
cannot it be so here ? 11.
Execution of a Slave.
Charkston, (Va.) May, 20.—1 n obedience
to the sentence passed in the March term of the
county court, of Jefferson county, the execution
of the negro boy George, a slave, the property
of Er. James Roper, of said county, fur an at
tempt to take the life of S. Howell Brown, Esq.,
took place hero to-day, at 12 o'clock.
At 25 minutes of 12 o,clock,the criminal, es.
corted Inc the military of Shepardstown, left the
jail for time place of execution. Here followed
a scene of the greatest confusion—men on
horseback riding as fast as their horses could
speed, while those on foot were rushing and
jostling each other about in their hurry to get
to the field. It is remarkable that no accident
When arrived at the scaffold, George ascen
ded the steps with a feeble and trembling step,
and indicated much alarm. He was followed
by Sheriff J. W. Moore, and Rev. W. B. Dut•
ton, of the Presbyterian church, who spoke a
few words to him,• and then offered up a very
feeling prayer. The Sheriff then told hint if
he had anything to sac he was at liberty to
speak, when, in a broken and choked utterance,
he said:
"Farewell! gentlemen, I am pin' to die! I
am willin' to die, but I never dune nothin' to
die fur. But we are all sinners, and must die
some day, and i would as lief die today as to
morrow. There are many sinners here lookin'
at me to- day, that must all die. 0, I hope
I will meet you in Heaven! I hope the Lord
will forgive my soul. Farewell, gentlemenand
ladies all."
Ile was then given a handkerchief, and al
lowed time to offer up a prayer•, at the close
of which he was to throw thehandkerchief from
the stand. A few moments elapsed when this
was done, and the Sheriff cut the rope. The
door dropped just one minute before 12 o'clock;
he struggled till 12, when he made no more
He hung till 25 minutes past 12 o'clock,
when the body was examined by Dr. W. A.
Douglass, and pronounced dead. It was then
taken down and placed in a coffin, and taken
away to be interred. The crowd was great,
and everything passed oil with respect nod or
,,der.—Bult. Sun.
Two Stolen Horses Recovered.
During the latter part of the past week two
stolen horses were recovered in.the north of
this county in the following manner. On Thurs
day a person was observed loitering about the
premises of Mr. Limerick in North Mnhaning
township. He feigned unsotindness of mind,
being engaged in casting pebbles in the spring,
dm., and walking in and about the barn. Mr.
L. was absent from home at the time, but hav
ing returned he discovered the next morning
that some feed had been stolen from the barn.
Mr. Limerick obtained the assistance of his
neighbors and a search of the vicinage common
ced. A spot where some person or perms had
encamped had been previously noticed and
was surrounded and closed in upon. Two of
the party came suddenly upon the horses and
two men, one of whom was engaged in shoeing
one of the horses, and the other was eating his
breakfast. Observing their danger, they in,.
mediately took refuge in flight, leaving the hor
ses in the hands of the searching party. The
two scamps made good their escape and noth
ing has since been heard or seen of them. The
horses were brought to this place on Saturday,
and indentified as the property of Dr. Lightner
Dr. Brewster, of Shirleysburg, Huntingdon
county.—lndiona I?egister.
A Smart Woman.
In Lexington, last week, an Irish woman,
named McGrath, was engaged in baking bread,
when, from a defect in the flue, an out building
connected with the pig-sty took fire, and not
being able to lilt the pig, with an axe she
knocked away a portion of the sty, took away
the pig, and tied it at some distance from the
house. On returning she discovered the roof
of the house in flames, and there being. no per-
son near excepting her three children, her first
movement was to carry them away from den
ger. Then, returning, she removed every ar
ticle of furniture, excepting one bedstead, which
having lost the key, she could not take apart.
She then removed every door and window safe
ly from their places almost before any assis
tance arrived, and was only prevented by force
from entering the flames and saving her bread
from the brick oven. In little more than an
hour from the breaking out of the fire, she
walked over the smoking ruins and took out
her bread, which was found to be nicely ba
ked.—Bunker Hill Aurora.
A Law• Snit Threatened.
The citizens of Mereersburg who subscribed
$lO,OOO to obtain the permanent locotionof the
Seminary and High school of the German Re
formed Church, which high school was merged
into Marshall College, and a charter obtained
from the Legislature of Pennsylvania, accom
panied with the payment of $12,000 for the es
tablishment of the same, have held a meeting
protesting against the removal of said College
to Lancaster without the consent of said con
tributors of refunding to them their donations.
They also appointed a committee of seven to
confer with the corporate authorities of the bor
ough, to obtain their consent to the laying of a
borough tax for the purpose of defraying the
expenses of instituting and carrying on a suit
before, the proper tribunals of this Stase,for the
recovery of their just and legal rights taken a
way by said removal, and in case said corporate
authorities refuse to levy a tax for said purpose,
then the said committee is reryested to obtain
subscriptions for the purpose of carrying on a
suit for the redress of their wrougs.
It has been stated on the part of those inter
ested in the Seminary, that but a small part of
the subscriptions made was paid.
censure which the Ncw•York press has lately
indulged in regard to the management of the
Crystal Palace has induced the architects of the
building to put on a large number of extra
workmen, and report in writing tothe directors
that the building will be completed so as to be
ready for the reception of goods by the mid.
die of June, and the directors thereupon state
that they feel confident they will beabletoopen
the exhibition between the lot and the sth of
July. The charge for adirti.,tion i. fixed at fit
ty emit•.•—C'or(ls!e lfrrafri.
BO amain Jane 2. —Lewis, independent
Democrat, has been elected to Congress front
the Parkersburg District in Virginia, over J.
F. Snodgrass, regular Democrat, and A. 31.
Sterritt, Whig.
The Huns.: of Delegates solar stands, Whigs
51; Democrats 39. A Whig gain of 6. The
Seinde, Whigs J , Democrats 13. A Whig
gain of 1.
.'.:eeretury ql the 11Iiry.
Norfolk, June 3.—Mr. Dubbin, Secretary of
the Navy, visited the line•otbattio ship Penn
sylvania yesterday, and was received with the
customary salute.
Parcha:ws qt Maryland Cud Land and Coed.
Baltimore, June 3.—J. Stokes Dickerson,
and other gentlemen of New York, have pur
chased one thousund acres of coal lands in
Georges Creek Valley, Allegheny county, in
this State. The price paid was $180,000.
Thoir object is to establish a new company,
and transport coal to New York and other pla•
ces by the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.
The Government has purchased two thous.
and tons of coal ut Cumberland fur the Japan
llitshinyton, June 3.—Mr.Strecter,of Penn
mrivania, eas today appointed Solicitor of the
Swretory of Legation to Berlin.
TVashington, June 3.—A son of Hon. Henry
A. Wise bus been appointed by the President
as Secretary of Legation to Berlin.
Steamboat Accident.
Chimp; June I.—The steamboat Eclipse
burst her boiler this morning at this place, kil
ling the fireman and a buy, and fatally iujur
ing the engineer, captain and several other
Last Moments of Vice President King.
The Southern Republic has received from
F. K. Beck—a kinsman of the Vice President
—a brief account of the last moments of Mr.
King. It onyx "He was quiet and resigned tee
the fate which he had seen for some time await
ed him. Shortly before six o'e:oek on Monday
evening, while a few friends were sitting
around his bedside, the only ones that he would
allow in his sick room, he suddenly remarked
that he was dying. The watchers arose to
their feet, under some excitement, when the
Colonel said: 'Be still—make no noise—let me
die quietly.' He refused to have the balance
of his household notified of his dying condition.
His physician came in and examined him.—
The Colonel said to him: 'Doctor, I am dying.
It seems as though I shall never get through
with it. lam dying very hard. Take the !Al
lows from under my head.' The pillows were
accordingly taken from under his head; but af
fording no relief, the doctor turned him from
his back on his side, when he died in a mu.
Arthur Spring.
The following paragraph is from an "Irish
paper, the Kerry• Evening That, of April 16th:
"Since the publication of our lust, we have
heard, on good authority, that the wretched
culprit whose trial was copied from the Phila
delphia papers, though calling himself Spring,
in America, was never known by that name in
this country—having always been called Ar
thur Crospie, after his mother, Peg Crospie, a
woman of such notoriously bad character that
her son's claim was never admitted by the gen
tleman after whom she chose to call him; and
consequently, as before seated, he always went
by her name. Besides him, the miserable wo
man had several other illegitimate children,.
all named after different fathers. Left to the
sole guidance of such a mother, it is no won
der the unfortunate wretch should have been
no better than he was.',
SWINDLING.—On Wednesday, the 18th inst.,
halIC Stibnite hired a horse and rockaway at
Rees's Livery Stable, in this city, fin. the par.
pose, as he alleged, ofgoing to the Spread Eagle
m Chester county. It appears, however, he
took adifferent course and went to York, where
he sold the horse and vehicle to a man by the ,
name of Spats for $BO. He in torn sad the
horse to a man named Weidman for $5O. High
Constable Myers received a letter on Saturday
last, from some one in Turk, who suspected
that the horse and vehicle were stolen, and re
quested him to make inquiry in relation to it.
(In Mondav,a similar letter wasreceivedby Mr.
Reese, who started in pursuit, and succeeded in
recovering the horse and carriage, butnotShin
dle, who had made his escape as soonashe had
made the sale. Ho has not since been heard of.
The county will pay a reward of 520 for hie art
prehension, if convicted of horse stealing.—
Lancaster Whig.
AVAGES OF THE FLY--The Bucks County
Intelligetwer says that within a week the grow
ing wheat in that county has exhibited signs or
extensive ravages of the Fly. The information
from all parts of that county is to the effect
"that a very large portion of the crop will be
destroyed by this insect—whole fields that late
ly presented a promising appearance,now show
strong indications that half the crop at least
will be lost. Here and there a field may be
seen with a vigorous, healthy appearance, but
even these are attacked, and may be seriously
Delaware, Chester, Lancaster, and other
great wheat growing counties appear to be suf
fering in the same manner. This was particu
larly observed after the high wind on Thursday
last. Fields that promised an abundant yield
before the storm, were found afterwards to have
the appearance of half the stalks broken down,
where they had been injured by the fly.
The English papers give accounts of a severe:
snow storm at Holmfirth, in England on the•
9th of May. It commenced snowing violently
at nix o'clock in the morning, and continuett
without intermission throughout the day. The
railway trains were delayed in their trips sever
al hours, the snow being four feet deep on the
hills, and 18 inches on the plains and valleys.
The trees on the verge of bursting intofull leaf;
were covered with snow. Three men got stuck
fast in the snow, and but for timely assistance
must have perished- Accounts from various
parts of the north and south of France, refer to
the unseasonableness of the weather, and state
that the fields as well as the mountains are
covered with slum—Carlisle Herald.
Round the World.
It estimated, that when the Pacific Railroad
shall be completed—its ultimate, nay earlv,con.
struction, being now a mutter of certainty—a
jaunt round the world can be made in minly•three
days—au follows: New York to San Francisca,
4 days; San Francisco to Hong Kong 25 days;
Hong Kong to Calcutta, 6 days; Calcutta to.
Bombay, 13 days; Bombay to Eugland3s dap;
London to New York, 10 days—total 98 days.
ANOTHER alt EAT ramox.---A despatch
from Washington, says that advices have been
received at the State Department from thn
American legation in Parris, to the effect that
a universal exhibition of agriculture and mai,
ufactures is to be held In Paris, on the first of
May, 1835, to which all nations are cordially
invited to send contributions, The Emperor
Napoleon has informed the Amesican Ambas
sador of the fact.
FOR MIBSOITRI.—CoI. Benton, in a late letter to
the citizens of Springfield, Missouri, speaks in
the strongest terms of condemnation of someof
President Pierce's appointments for that State.
"The President," hesays, "was deceived by false
representations to give offices to tramps, whose
legs were never seen crossed under a gentle-
Man's table—who were the scum and dregs of
all parties—who were fugitives from scouted
lields.ordest.rors front pledges given to tho pen.
ple. hen 6.7 obtained their arrintracm,."