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Wednesday Morning, June 22, 1853.
S. L. GLASGOW, Editor.
WHIG STATE TICKET :
FOR CANAL COMMUNION.,
Moses PownaU, of Lancaster county.
POE SERVES= GENERAL,
Christian Myers, of Clarion county.
FOR AUDITOR GENERAL,
Alexander K. McClure, of Franklin co.
V. B. PALMER
Is onr 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 Iluxrixonow JOURNAL, who are author
ized to receive and receipt for money paitten sub
scription, and to take the names of new subscri
bers at our published prices.
We do this for tho convenience of our subscri
bers living at a distance from Huntingdon.
Tom/ W. Tuomrsox, Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SAMUEL COEN, East Barreo,
GEORGE W. CORNELIUS, Shirley township,
JAMES E. GLASGOW, Clay township,
DANIEL TEAGUE, Esq., Cromwell township,
Dr. J. P. AsficoM, Penn township,
Dr. 11. L. Baowx, Cass township,
J. WAREHAM MATTERN, Franklin township,
SAMUEL STEFFET, Jackson township,
Ron Err 111'Braxer, " 44
Col. Joe. C. WArsox, Brady township,
Mounts Bnowx, Springfield township,
Wm. lluxcnntsox, Esq., Warriorsmark tp.,
JAMES McDonau), Brady township,
GEORGE W. WirirrAm., Petersburg,
BERRY NEFF, West Barren.
Jolla BALSDACIT, Waterstreet,
Maj. Cm ARLES MICKLEY. Tod township,
A. M. BLAIR, Dublin township,
GEORGE WILSON, Esq., Tell township,
JAMES CLARK, Birmingham.
NATHANIEL LYTLE, Esq., Spruce Creek.
JOHN N. SWOOPE, Esq., Alexandria.
B. F. WALLACE, Union Furnace.
SIMEON WRIGHT, Esq., Union township.
DAVID CLARKSON, Esq., Cassville.
Svmunt WIGTON, Esq., Franklin township.
DR. SPANOCILE, Shirleysburg.
DAVID PARKER, E 9., Warriorsmark. .
DAVID AUUANDT, Esq., Todd township.
ser We have just received a large and
handsome assortment of new and Fancy Job
type, and are now prepared to do all kinds of
Job Work and advertising in the neatest style,
at the quickest notice, and on the cheapest
la. The annual Exhibition of the Male and
Female school, under the care of Mr. B. Ath
erton, in the Borough of Alexandria, will take
place on next Friday evening.
CM,. See cards of candidates. Also a house
on railroad street for rent.
seer See advertisement of Josiah Cunningham
.1 Son, in another column. They have a splen-
did assortment of goods of all kinds and quail.
ties. The public are invited to give them a
flfirWe publish this week the advertisement
of "The Saving Fund of the National Safety
Company," in Philadelphia. This Institution
has a capital stock of $250,000, and would be
a perfectly safe place for our farmers and others
to deposits their money. They allow five per
cent. interest on all moneys deposited, and will
refund on demand. This is certainly a good
institution and we have no hesitation in recom
mending it to public favor.
We publish &so in this isman advertisement
of the "Whito Sulphur Springs," at Doubling
(lap, Cumberland Co., Pa. These springs are
becoming celebrated, and a very large number
of visitors from all sections of the country fre
quent them during the summer season. The
water contains certain medicinal properties,
and we are assured that almost all invalids that
have been there have derived much benefit. In
addition, the Springs are located in a very
healthy, beautiful and romantic portion of the
Ile. TUE HUNTINGDON JOURNAL has now a
circulation of about one thousand, and we are
much obliged to our friends in the country and
elsewhere who have so commendably interested
themselves in our behalf. They have our warm
Broad Top Railroad.
The Directors of this Road met in Philadel
phia, on the I.4th inst., and elected three addi
tional Directors, who are to hold their positions
until the annual election in January next. We
understand they also made arrangements to
secure the balance of stock necessary to make
the road. This is certainly cheering news to
the friends of the project, as it should be to the
people generally, residing in the sections of the
country through which it is to pass. Thirty-five
miles of the road will be put under contract on
next Tuesday, and it will be made, we have no
doubt, in a very short time. The names of the
three additional Directors elected, are James
Conrad and Samuel Pleasants, of Philadelphia,
and Christopher Hagar, of Lancaster. These
individuals are aaid to be very efficient and
suitable men for the position they now occupy.
ler We see no action taken yet, by the
State Central Committee, in reference to pla-
cing in nomination a suitable person, as can.
didate for the Supreme Bench, to fill the vacan
cy occasioned by the death of Judge Gibson.
We think the Chairman of that Committee
should soon see to the matter, and not let it lay
over until the last moment. A thorough or
ganization throughout the entire State should
be effected as soon as possible.
POPULATION or CANADA.--A correspondent
of the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser says that
in the Upper Canada population of 730,000
there are 65,000 English; 58,000 Scotch, 140,-
000 Irish, 20,000 French Canadians, 380,000
British Canadians, 8,000 Germans, 33,000
Americans. and 11,000 nondescripts. More
than one-fourth of these 'British' Canadians be
ing of American descent, may be classed with
the Americans. One-half of the Irish are Ro
man Catholics. Of the 1,600,000 inhabitants
of the two provinces, less than 250,000 were
born abroad. Fully 200,000 arc oath cs of the
United state,, of their der..ceadants.
Fourth of July Celebration.
It is now definitely determined, on the part
of the citizens of Huntingdon, to celebrate the
fourth of July, which indeed is very common
dable, but is nothing more than their duty. A
very handsome sum of money has been raised
by the committee appointed on last Thursday
evening, for the purpose, which will be expend
ed in getting up a grand itisplay of fire-works
in the evening, a sumptuous public dinner du-
ring the day, and in procuring suitable instru-
mental music for the occasion. A patriotic
Oration will be delivered also.
There is no doubt, judging from present indi
cations, that the affair will be one of the grand
est that ever come off in the Borough of Hun
The people in the country should make their
arrangements to be present. We of course
would not like to see them neglect their har
vest, but we would rejoice to have them parti
cipate with us in this festival in honor of the
birth-day of our liberties, if they can conveni
ently leave their labors. Come in then, old
and young, bond and free, married and unmar
ried, and join with us in celebrating the day on
which the Declaration of our National Inde
pendence was proclaimed to the world and the
"rest of mankind."
As the period approaches to place in nomi
nation a County Ticket for the support of the
party at the October election, the subject seems
to grow with interest, and demand more care
fully the candid consideration of every true
Whig. That the interests of the Whig party
hate heretofore materially suffered on account
of indifference on the part of many of its mem
bers, prior to the time the nominations are
made, and also frequently on account of ungov
ernable feelings generated by disappointment,
on the part of unsuccessful candidates for no
mination, scarcely any one will entertain a
doubt. Now it does seem to us, that every
man who is now an aspirant to office, especially
if he considers himself worthy the name of
Whig, should so prepare his mind, that in the
event of defeat, be could patiently submit, and
immediately turn in for the support of the no
mination. We have long entertained the opin
ion, and we have never discovered any thing
yet to change it, that the man who asks the
party for an office, but fails to obtain it, on
account of circumstances being more favorable
to others, and afterwards becomes dissatisfied
and refuses to support the nominees, is unwor
thy the name of Whig. Of course, nominations
are not taken into this account, which are not
made in accordance with the established usages
and customs of the party. We are not dispo
sed to pass harsh judgment, but we could never
see any good reason why any loyal Whig should
not support the nominees of the party, when
they have been made by regularly called Con
ventions in which the popular voice has been
properly represented. No man who is a can
didate for office need he certain of success, and
he should make his calculations, in the event
of failure, when he has had an open field and
fair fight, to abide manfully by the decision of
And now, whilst candidates, in different per.
tions of the county, are making known their
intentions and asking the people for their suf
frages, we sincerely hope every Whig will give
the matter a careful consideration. Let every
man act independently, and in view of success
to the party- We should especially remember
that nominations cannot be made to please all,
and we should always he willing and ready to
submit to sacrifice of private feeling and per
sonal interest, to a reasonable extent, for the
sake of harmony in our ranks and victory to our
forces. We call on every Whig in the county
now to reflect—to look at things and consequen
ces with an unbiased mind—and then determine
to act in such a manner as he feels satisfied will
tend to promote the interests of the party and in
sure it certain success. Let every man act coolly
and delifierately, resolving that he will,ns a Whig,
do nothing which might possibly create disaf
fection, or estrange the feelings of others from
a regular and proper course. Let all act with
one common view—the glorious development
of the political principles we as a party cherish
This subject should claim the special atten
tion of the Whigs in the District this fall. If
the opposition succeed in electing their man,
who we understand is to be taken from this
Borough, it will make our party the minority
in the Senate next winter. Blair county, if we
are correctly informed, does not claim the can
didate on this occasion, so that he will he taken
either from Cambria or Huntingdon county.--
In both these counties there are good and pop
ular men who would make available candidateS.
We have heard the names of E. Hutchinson,
John Fenton, - Heyer, Alex. White, Esqrs.,
and Mr. McCormick, editor of the "Cambrian,"
mentioned in connection with the office, from
the former; and David Blair, Esq„ of this Bor.
ough, and Dr. J. H. Wintrode, of Penn town
ship, in the latter county. The individuals who
are candidates in this county are good men and
sound Whigs; and we have no doubt either of
them would run his full party vote, if nomina
ted. We are acquainted with John Fenlon and
E. Hutchinson, Esqrs., of Cambria county, and
knew them to be very clever men and indom
itable Whigs. No man need be nominated in
either county, who opposed the election of Gen.
Scott or Gov. Johnston, because we are assured
that many, yes, very many Whigs, in this coun
ty will not support him. From personal knowl
edge we know that the men who are candidates
here were supporters of those distinguished
Statesmen, but if we have been correctly in.
formed, sonic of the aspirants in Cambria did
not. We hope that some man will be nomina.
ted by the Conference, who can command the
party vote, and that is all we wish.
The Fourth of July.
A meeting of the citizens of Huntingdon was
hold in the Town Hall on Thursday evening
last, to consider and enter into measures for
the proper celebration of the coming Anniver.
eery of our National Independence. Col. S. S.
WHARTON was called to the Chair, and
&mum. L. GLAsoow, appointed Secretary.
The Chairman having stated the object of
the meeting on motion, a Committee of Ar
rangements was appointed, consisting of JOUN
MURRAY, G. W. GARRETRON, A. J. AFRICA,
EDMCND SNARE, and J. SIMPSON AFRICA.
Appropriate remarks were made by the
Chairman, David Snare, S. L. Glasgow, and
IL F. Campbell, Esqrs., and others.
On motion the proceedings wete ordered to
Stir. We understand a Corps of Engineers
are now making a survey for tho Company that
was chartered by the last Legislature, to con-
struct a Railroad from Lewisburg to intersect
the Central Road at the month of Spruce Creek.
We are confidently assured by those who were
on the route, that it can be made with only the
third of the money that it usually requires to
construct such roads in this State. The direc
tion is directly from Lewisburg up through
Penn's Valley, past Pine Grove, in Centre
county, and down Spruce Creek Valley to the
point above specified; almost a direct course,
without a single difficult natnral impediment to
remove or cut through. It is said this road has
elicited considerable interest in New York
State, and many prominent moneyed men there
have promised to engage extensively in the en
terprise. We hope it will be made,as it will be
of incalculable benefit to our friends along
Spruce Creek, and in that portion of the coun
ty., as well as to other sections through which
it may pass.
Free Trade and Slavery.
We referred the other day to what we regard
as incontrovertible facts in the history of our
own country, showing that protection of home
labor, the great leading principle of the Whig
party, has invariably advanced the interests of
the South as well as those of the North. Let
us now briefly turn to foreign countries, to test
the truth of the enfranchising effect of protec
tion, and the enslaving tendency of the free
trade system. In the British West Indies,
while slavery existed, and even since its aboli
tion—for we speak not merely of mgt . .° slavery
—the English system of compulsion, in forcing
her colonies to receive her manufactured goods,
in exchange for their agricultural products, has
been the cause of all the miseries which those
doomed islands have suffered, and are still
suffering. On no other supposition can we ac
count for the impoverishment of the once rich
fields, the desertion of vast regions, fast return
ing to a savage state, and the universal poverty
which prevails. By persisting in this system,
Britain deprived them of a middle class of
manufactures, mechanics and tradesmen, and
the consequence was, there were no towns, no
schools—all was agriculture, and all was slave
Compare the condition of Ireland before her
union with Great Britain, with her present ab
ject state of dependence and slavery. Then,
by the gradual improvement of independent
manufacturing interests, she was slowly rising;
now she is sunk in the lowest depths of degra
dation. Her misery is the result of British
monoply. Her people are hedgers and ditch
ers; and among the thousands of Irish throng
ing into our country, it is only here and there
that can he found a mechanic. They have be
come the hewers of wood and drawers of water
for all mankind. Contrast their situation with
that of northern Germany, who are protected
in their industrialpursuits. The difference is
too manifest to be for a moment questioned.
What is the state of the people of India,
another of the vast dependencies whose life
blood is exhausted by the savage rapacity of
England ? Statistical tables of the produc
tions of that country inform us that she is eve
ry year becoming more and more impoverished;
that her lands are deserted, and that it is only
by the most strenuous exertions that the East
India company can bring from her an amount
at all approaching the immense sums formerly
obtained from her. The people, as a natural
consequence, are more and more enslaved. So
goes on the work of depletion.
But it is not alone the countries actually un
der British rule that are feeling the ruinous
effects of her foreign policy. All those whom
her diplomatic agents can influence to lay aside
duties on British goods, and thus shut up their
own workshops, are fast falling into her bane.
fill shadow, and fast becoming vast nurseries of
slavery. Turkey and Portugal are her hand
maidens; look at their condition. Russia and
Germany resist her how different is their state?
Ireland and Scotland are daily sending forth
their starving people. Should they remain,
they must inevitably become the vilest of slaves.
Flight is their only resource.
Such are, respectively, the effects of protec
tion and free trade, at home and abroad. If
we would fix upon us forever the incubus which
our people, North and South, have all so long
desired to shake off, let us retain free trade—
let us impoverish ourselves to feed our English
rival. If, on the contrary, we would grow in
wealth, population and freedom , let us throw
off foreign rule, by encouraging those manufac
turing interests of our country which, even with
the difficulties thrown in their way by the
Mends of English capitalists, have done so
much to make us prosperous and happy.—Dai
General Pierce at Home.
A Democratic State Convention recently as
sembled at Concord, N. IL, when the ion. Ed
mund Burke, chairman of the committee on
resolutions, endeavored to get the following
before the Convention :
Resolved, That we encourage ourselves with
the belief that our distinguished fellow•citizen
now at the head of the government of the Uni
ted States„ will not in his future appointments
overlook the old guard of the democratic party,
upon whom he must rely for successful support
in all the emergencies which may arise in the
progress of his administration, "nor confer too
many favors on those whosupport the platform
for one purpose, and spit upon it for another,
and who have no real sympathy with the great
democratic party or its principles."
He was not successful, but the fact is worthy
of notice, an a sign of the times, and indicating
a feeling of. dissatisfaction among a portion of
the Democracy, in relation to the conduct and.
policy of President Pierce. It appears also
that Mr. Burke was elected President of the
Convention, and this, too, after he hail brought
forward the foregoing obnoxious resolution.—
Mr. B. was Commissioner of Patents under the
administration of Mr. Polk, and was also at
one time the editor of the Washington Union.
The movement may be regarded as of little
importance comparatively speaking; and yet it
is not without its meaning. It amounts simply
to a hint to the President that the eyes of the
old guard are upon him.—State Jour.
A Happy Family.
The Washington Union, in an article on the
position of the Democratic party, after eulogi
zing Hon. D. S. Dickinson, of New York, as
sumes:that all branches of the party aro now
harmoniously united on the Baltimore platform,
"There is no longer a 'Barnburner party'—
there is no longer a 'State Rights party'--there
is no longer a 'Constitutional Union party;' for
all these terms are forgotten in the happy re
conciliation which rallied the entire organiza
tion under the banner of 'the National Demo
cracy.' States long distracted by hitter feuds
among former friend's have become harmonious.
Victory answers to victory from every corner of
the land; and joint influences of Democratic
principles and concert among Democratic
brethren pervade and strengthen our ranks."
With regard to this assumption of the Wash
ington organ, the New York Evening Post, a
Democratic paper of the Barnhurner stripe,
says very caustically:
"It is understood that rill the members of the
Democratic party are to be taken up seriatim
by the Union, from the highest unto the lowest,
and placed fair and square upon the Baltimore
platform, without regard to their kicks or
struggles. We hope the refractory will see, by
the ease with which Dickinson has been
'rectified,' that there is no use scratching and
biting, and that party discipline is like spring
medicine, and the sooner it is taken the better
for all parties."
Mir Fortuno Calor, the bold, bind abandon:
A Legislative Piottu'a
A correspondent of the New York Home
Journal, at Indianapolis, gives the following
description of the Indiana Assembly
"The hall for the Assembly, or lower house,
is, like the Senate Chamber, completely spoiled
by enormous pillars running around the semi
circle of seats. But it is to the appearance of
the members I wish to call attention. Of the
sixty or seventy present, six or eight looked
like educated intelligent men: about twenty ap
peared like honest-hearted farmers, while the
rest, it seemed to me, were designed by nature
for anything but legislators. One rural-looking
young gent was strutting around with his coat
out at both elbows; another showed a wide
streak of white around his body, where his vest
flailed to connect with his pants; several wore
hats that somehow strangely reminded you of
bricks; and a majority of them, I am sure, will
find their wash bills a small part of their expo'''.
ces. They all smoke perseveringly; so I rath
er think it is a rule of the house. When not
smoking, their mouths were immediately filled
with tobacco, so that no time was lost. I wit
nessed the commencement of the afternoon ses
sion. A young man, unshaven and uncombed,
sauntered awkwardly up to the Speaker's
chair, with the everlasting cigar and newspa
per, and seating himself very comfortably, with
his feet on the table before him, smoked and
chatted awhile, then, giving two or three raps,
he took his cigar from his month, and called
the house to order. No one taking any notice,
he called out for the members to come within
the bar. About two-thirds of the members
seated themselves in their places, while the
rest were laughing, chatting, and smoking in
the aisle and around the great pillars. Pretty
soon boots, 'number twelve pegged,' began to
make their appearance on the desks, and dis
appeared behind newspapers. On counting, I
found in sight forty-seven boots to forty heads.
I do not know but this is their way of voting.
If so, it must have been a party vote, between
heels and heads,) but at any rate hoots were in
a clear majority of seven on joint ballot. Af
ter waiting three hours to see them do busi
ness,' and not being able to discover any, I
took my leave just about the time Sergeant-at
Arms started down street after members to
make a quorum."
A most bitter and unrelenting fend exists
among the locofocos in Baltimore. The ani
mosity between Gov. Lowe and Collector Thom
as and their partisans, it is said, exceeds any
thing of the kind ever witnessed in Maryland.
If President Pierce has hot had better success
elsewhere than in Maryland in producing har
mony by the distribution of office, theparty will
be in a bad condition next fall. Every op
pointment made in Baltimore is said to have
been made in opposition to the emphatically
expressed wish of the great mass of the Demo
erotic party, and in accordance only with the
wishes of a disorganizing clique of "Old Fo
gies," who claim the right of rotating frosts ono
office to another.
On Thursday last a grand battle came off in
the form of ward elections for the selection of
delegates to the Gubernatorial Convention.—
The most bitter political animosity was exhibi
ted among the partisans of the different aspi
rants, Messrs. Key, Ligon, Hilton and others
being arrayed against Walter Mitchell, and all
fighting tinder the bannerof unpledged tickets.
The Mitchell party consisting of the friends of
Governor Lowe and the opponents of the CM
tom house clique, presented full Mitchell tick
ets, ran him "against the field," and have
elected a considerable majority of the hundred
delegates chosen. This result is considered as
fatal to the aspirations of Robert M. M'Lane,
for the Congressional nomination in the fourth
district, he being the leader of the defeated
Locofoco Troubles in North Carolina.
in the New Hanover District, of North Car
olina, Daniel Mcßae recently announced him
self as an independent candidate for Congress,
against the Hon. W. S. Ashe, the present in
cumbent. The Administration promptly ap
pointed Mr. Mcßae Consul nt Paris, and re
lieved Mr. Ashe of higtroublesome competition.
But the district is again endangered. Walter
P. Leake, Esq., has announced himself as an
independent candidate, and disturbs the har
mony of the Democratic party. The old De
mocratic ship has sprung a Leake, as the
Washington /7erabi says, and is in danger of
being swamped. Will not the President again
interfere, and stop the Leake with a small
Chargeship, or a $lOOO Clerkship.
The Methodist E. Church and Slavery.
The Methodist Episcopal Church, in the
Northern States, seems determined to rid her
self of responsibility of conniving nt the wrong
of Slavery. Conference after Conference comes
up to the mark. The following is the action of
the Troy Conference, just. closed.
REPORT ON SLAVERY.—The Committee ap
pointed to consider the subject of Slavery in
its present relations to the M. E. Church, beg
leave to present the following report:
Whereas the voluntary or mercenary holding
of, or traffic in, human beings as slaves, is ad
mitted to be incompatible with true religion,
and with the best interests of the M. E. Church;
Whereas we have reason to believe that the
Discipline of said Church, Part 3d, Capter 711 t,
is construed and acted upon us sanctioning or
tolerating slaveholding and slave trading, in
the membership, without let or hindrance; and
thus, in the absence of dissent and remon
strance, implicating and degrading the whole
Whereas we desire to stand before the world
in our true position with regard to this "great
evil," we would, therefore, deprecate all seem
ing toleration of an institution and practice
which we heartily detest and abhor; and would
therefore' seek to free out Discipline from the
revolting, but plausible construction, to which
it is at present liable, and exhonerate the
church of our choice and affection from the
seeming connivance at, and toleration of slave
holding within her pale; therefore,
Resolved, Ist, That we will use our influence
to eradicate from the Discipline whatever is
capable of being plausibly constructed to sanc
tion slaveholding, either in the ministry or
membership; and secure for this evil the same
treatment which has been extended to the
manufacture, sale, and use, of intoxicating li
2d, That we are in favor of a discriminating
rule, snaking voluntary or mercenary slave
holding and slave-trading a disqualification for
3d, That the general superintendents he re
quested to present to the several annual con
ferences for their approval, preparatory to the
action of the General Conference, the following
rule on slavery, viz:—
The busying and selling of human beings, ex
cept with the view to their emancipation, and
the voluntary or mercenary holding of them in
4th, c l'hat a copy of this report be sent to the
Christian Advocate and Journal, and the Zi•
on's Herald for publication.
New CHAnTER 1 . 011RE1; YOUR CITY.—TIIO
people of the city of New York on Tuesday de
cided by a large majority, to accept certain
amendments to their City Charter, which had
previously received the sanction of their State
Legislature. The amendments were petitioned
for by many of the citizens of New York in or
der to cheek the alleged corruption on the
hpart of the municipal government, of which we
ave recently seen no much complaint in the
newspapers. It is thought that the amend
ments will prove effectual for the purpose con
templated. The majority in favor of their
adoption is over 33;000.
Ater The most beautiful flowers are those
which are double, such as double pinks, double
roses, and double dahlias. What an argument
is this against the chilling deformity of single
bedsteads! "Go, marry," is written on every
thing beautiful that the eve rests upon—begin.
with birds of paradise anti leaving Oft With cp•
New Cave in Union County.
Some excitement was created in town yeste,
day afternoon by the reported discovery of a
cave in the limestone hill on the land of Messrs.
Youngman dr, Walter, in Dry Valley, four miles
below Lewisburg. In company with a numer
ous party from this place we repaired to the
spot, and verified the report by a personal ex
ploration. We found the entrance at the lime
kilns and quarry of Mr. John C. Hess, about
two hundred yards south of Gibson's hotel.—
The entrance is a small opening, about two.
thirds of the way up the hill on the south side;
made by recent blasting, and not large enough
to admit two persons abreast. Once admitted
the visitor finds himself in an arched hall, av
eraging twelve feet in width, and some twenty
five feet high, descending westwardly at an an.
gle of about thirty degrees for a distance of
tv yards, when it abruptly ascends for some
distance, and then winds along irregularly to a
point about two hundred yards from the en
trance, when it becomes narrow. What lies
beyond has not yet been ascertained.
.1t the lowest depression a small body of Wit
ter was encountered, and at various points there
are lateral openings that have not yet been ex
plored. The most striking feature of this cave
is the remediable variety and beauty of the
stalactires and other formations peouliar to
limestone caves, but much superior to those
usually found. Pendant from the sides and
ceiling, ere seen hollow specimens, of the di
ameter of pipe-stems and straws, from two to
six feet in length—others like huge icicles of
the same length, some isolated and some flank
ed by delicately ribbed curtains one-fourth of
an inch thick, presenting several were feet of
surface, and hanging in waving folds as grace
fully and naturally disposed as if of cloth, in
stead of stone—some pendants terminating in
a sharp crystal point, others round, and others
again shooting out into small clusters of round
ml frost work, like countless snow-white blos
From the floor spring up pillars six inches
in diameter, with rude rings at the top, which
from their height and shape have been chris
tened "hitching posts." There have also been
found exact imitations of good sized sweet po
tatoes, the finest one, in the possession of Mr.
Hess, being seemingly a compromise between
a sweet potato and a pine apple, the lower side
partly imbedded in the rock from which it was
torn. One of the most beautiful specimens
was a slender, symmetrical shaft, two feet in
height, half an inch in diameter at the base,
and tapering to rt point, springing perpendicu
larly from a pedestal on the floor in the shape
of a mass of yellow crystals, some four inches
in average diameter. In detaching it, the nee
dle was unfortunately broken. But these pro
ductions aro of such curious and fantastic
shapes that they must be seen to be apprecia
ted. Quantities have already been carried off
by visitors, but many of the finest are in the
hands of Mr. Hess, Mr. Gibson, and Jolts
Youngman, Esq., which will confirm our state
ments. Many more yet remain in the cave.—
Mr. Hess intends to have the opening blasted
away so as to make a roomy and safe entrance
for ladies as well as gentlemen; and the spot
will doubtless become an attractive place of re
sort.—Lewisburg Chroaele, June 3.
The Crystal Palace Exhibition.
In the notice of a very curious work of art,
which recently arrived in this country, intended
for the exhibition at New York, as we copied
from the Herald, it was spoken of as a collec
tion of colossal figures designed by TrfortwAto-
SEN. That paper oars the figures are thirteen
in number, representing Christ and the Twelve
Apostles. They are larger than life size, that
of our Saviour being twelve feet, and the apos
tles eight feet in height. THORWALDSEN, whose
genius project this singular work of art, lived
only to complete the models in plaster, and the
design of embodying in marble this subline con
ception of the sculptor's genius has not been
accomplished. The group is to be placed in
the circle enclosure now erecting in the area of
the Cryistal Palace, and which opens on one
of the main aisles. A baptismal front forms
part of the collection, and is to stand immedi
ately in front of the figure of our Saviour.—
The whole will doubtless, form one of the most
attractive, as well as one of the most curious
and imposing groups in the exhibition.
Among the collection of curiosities from
,England, are some that will deeply interest the
antiquarian and student of history. In this
class are eight complete suits of ancient armor,
that been preserved the historical relics in that
venerable repository of the past—whose exis
tence dates back to the time of William the
Conqueror—the Tower of London. Each of
suits of armor, we understand; belongs to a dif
ferent age in English history. They will serve
to exhibit the mechanical skill of the middle
ages in the fabrication of defensive armor and
the weapons of war. Between these grim spe
cimens of antiquity and our modern military
inventions—between the mace and battle axe
of Richard Cmur de Lion, and the Paixhan
guns, the cost of inail of Cressy and Agincourt
and Colt's revolvers, what a history intervenes
of progress in the mechanic and industrial arts,
and of painful labor and toil t Two of the
suits of armor are to be placed in each of the
four galleries overlooking the centre, under the
dome, where is to stand MAROCHETTI'S statue
The French articles, it is understood, will
soon arrive. Some of these are the ratg and
perfectly unique in their kind—the products of
the government manufactories in France, whose
fabrications stand unrivalled by the industry of
the world. Among there are the celebrated
Tevers porcelain and the world renowned Go
belie tapestry and carpets. Of the first arti.
cies, Napoleon 111 sends ono hundred sped.
mess, of the greatest beauty and perfection of
workmanship. Some of the large vases and
pictures are said to be worth .$lO,OOO.
The Gobelin tapestry and carpets will re
quire a longer description than we have space
to give. They are Raid to be beautiful in the
extreme, and superior to anything which can
be manufactured in Persia. They have a his-,
toric as well as artistic interest, their manufac
ture being traced back to the middle of the fit ,
teenth century, when the practice of an art or
trade was called a mystery—a term which may
still be properly applied to the manufacture of
these costly textures. The Gobelin carpets
are made entire, and have a nap half an inch
thick. They are copied from paintings of the
highest merits as works of art. Some of these
carpets require years to finish, and cost from
60,000 to 190,000 francs. They are used only
in the royal palaces of France, and as presents
by the Empeorr. Those at present in the
looms are intended for the appartments of the
Empress in the Tuileries.
Another Victim of Spirit Rapping.
Miss Nancy Sherman, of Plympton, Mass.,
who died on the 15th inst., it is stated, starred
herself' to death. She had been quite noted as
a medium of spiritual communication, and by
constant ministration in that office had become
so completely imbued with its hallucination as
to be wholly unfitted for the ordinary duties of
life. About is month since she attempted to
hang herself; but was prevented from accom•
plislung her design. She then announced that
the spirits had forbidden her eating any more,
and for three weeks she studiously abstained
from partaking of food, living on water alone,
although at times so tortured by the pangs of
hunger as to writhe in stony.
A Smut:Lsa DEATIIToiEN.-A man named
Casey, arrested recently in Massachusetts for
the murder of as Mrs. Taylor, is on trial now
upon the evidence affordea by a squeeze of the
land! Mrs. Taylor, when dying, was unable
to speak, but could hear distinctly and compre
hend. She was asked to squeeze certain per
solls' hands if she recognized Casey to be her
assailant. She squeezed them. Casey is to be
hung in consequence.
ADNIMATION.—We always love those who ad
mire us says Itochefoucald—but we do not al
ways love those whom we admire. From the
latter clause an exception might have been
made in favor of self; for self-love is the source
of self•admiration; and this is the safest of all
loves, for most people, may indulge it without
the liar of a rival.
The time for making nomi•
nations by the Whig party of Huntingdon coun
ty. is near at band, and we would recommend
HENRY McCRACKEN, of West township, to
the Whig Convention, as a capable and honest
man for County Commissioner.
WHIGS OF WEST.
A New Coin.
It will be seen by the following section of an
net of Congress, passed during the last session,
that the United States Mint and its branches
are authorized to issue a new coin, bearing the
value of three dollars. The advantage of the
gold dollar coinage is universally felt by busi
ness men, and the projected three dollar pieces
will be the means of still farther increasing the
portable change of the country. Heretofore too
mush gold has been coined into the larger
denominations of our currency; but by the re
port of the last month's operations at the Phil
adelphia Mint, we are pleased to observe that
a large proportion of the precious metal has
been coined into the more convenient pieces of
gold dollars and quarter eagles. The following
is the section of the net referred to:
Sec. 7. And belt
./117.111er enacted, That from
time to time there shall he struck and coined
at the Mint of the United States and the
brandies thereof, conformably in all respects
to law; and conformably in all respects to the
standard of gold coins now established by law,
a coin of gold of the value of three dollars or
units, and all the provisions of an act entitled
"An act to authorize the coinage of gold dollars
and double eagles," approved March 3, 1849;
shall be applied to the coin herein authorized,
so far as the same may be applicable; but the
devices and shape of the three dollar piece
shall be fixed by the Secretary of the Treasu
THE MEXICAN FUNDS FOR TIIE TEHUANTE
PEC CONTRACT.-II is stated that the banking
house in Mexico that advanced the funds to
the Mexican Government on account of the
Sloo Tehuantepec contract is that of Yecer.
Tomez & Co., and Mr. Yecer has come to the
United States to look after the matter, as he
has not been refunded. He holds the contract
as security, and it is said that he acted in the
matter as the agent of Mr.Falconnet, the agent
of the British bondholders.
CURIOUS EPITAPIIS.—In a country graveyard
in New Jersey, there is n plain stone erected
over the grave of a young lady, with only this
inscription upon it :
"Julia Adams, died of thin shoes, April 1
1839, aged 18."
One stone more conspicuous than the rest,
has this singular inscription upon it :
"Here lies the body of John Jones, who nee. ,
er held an atfice. Au honest man."
A VALUABLE GEM, OR A TOUGH STORY.—
The Goshen TVhig states that Rev. Robert
Armstrong, of Newburg, N. Y. purchased
among other minerals, what he supposed was a
topaz but which turned out to be a diamond,
for one half of which he has been offered fire
hundred thousand dollars, which he declined.
Its weight is two and a-half ounces, and if a
real diamond, its value will be more than two
millions of dollars.
NEW TREATY WITII THE Two SICILIES.—Mr.
E. Joy Morris, J. S. Charge d' Affaires at Na.
pies, has negotiated with the government of the
Two Sicilies, a convention removing all quar
antine obstructions to our commerce, so that
all the ports of the United States are now in
free pratique with that kingdom. Mr. Morris
will be able to present his successor with a
clean set of books, every claim pending on 1,14
succession to office having been paid, and eve
cry individual abuse having been redressed.
SALARY AND PICKINUS.—The Captain Gen
eral of Cuba, according to one of the newspaper
correspondents, receives an annual income of a
little over $400,000, of which amount $50,000
is kis regular salary, $260,000 being his reve
nue from the slave importations, $24,000 from
passport fees, $32,000 from the appointments
of subordinate officers' $12.000 allowances for
extra expences, and about $lO,OOO from other
HORRIRLE DEATII.-The Ancient City pub
lished at St. Augustine, says ,--"On Saturday
the 4th ult., a son of Mr. Piaci), of this coun
ty, while picking whortleberries, was struck by
a large rattle snake. Upon being struck he
started to run, but found that the snake had
its fangs fastened to his pantaloons leg, and in
stumbling and scuffling to get loose, the snake
struck him some six or seven times. The lad
was about fourteen or fifteen years of age. He
survived but a few hours.
Mas. W. C. PRESTON, wife of the eloquent
South Carolina statesman, died at Summer
Home, near Columbia, on Saturday evening Inst.
She was the daughter of the late Dr. Jas. Da•
vis, of Columbia, and a lady deservedlyestecm
ed for her many virtues, and admired for her
brilliant talents and conversational gifts, in the
possession of which she was singularly allied
to her distinguished husband.
Tne VALUATION OF DETROlT.—linder the
new tax law of Michigan, the valuation of De
troit has risen to $10,741,115, of which $2,745,.
811 is personal property. Last year the en
tire valuation was only $3,008,210. All the
toxes on the new assessments do not amount
to more than nine mills on the dollar.
COL. JOHN W. FORNEY is announced by
the Lancaster lietelligencer as a candidate for
re-election to the office of Clerk of the House
of Representatives, at the opening of the next
Congress, and it says ho will encounter but lit
tle, if any opposition—reports to the contrary
PRESBYTERIAN BOARD OF DOMESTIC MIS—
SIONS.—This noble enterprise is stated to be in
the most flourishing condition: the principal of
self-sustenation is rapidly increasing. Domes.
tie Missions are established in nearly every
State and Territory in the United States the
receipts during the past year, from all sources,
were $Bl,OOO. The whole fund was $85,000.
The expenses were $67,000. The debt of
$5OOO had been paid oft and the Board is now
free from debt, with a good working balance
ISM.Advice.s from Utah represent the "Lat.
ter Day Saints" in a condition of palmy pros.
perity. Gov. Brigham Young was on a visit
among the Indians of the interior, and has is.
sued a proclamation ordering the employment
of military force against certain marauding
Mexicans who intbsted the country.
EXECUTIONS IN GREAT During
the 15 years ending in 1852, 998 persons were
convicted of capital crimes in Great Britain, of
whom 152 were executed, 617 transported for
life, and the remainder had their sentences
commuted to lighter punishment.
par We learn that Guy. Bigler has appoint.
ecl John S. MeCaltnont, Esq., President Judge
of the Clarion District, rice Ron. John C. Knox,
a Judge of the Supreme Court.
NEWS BY TEIEORAPII,
Sale of !Yount Vernon, the
Tome of Trap
Washington, Juno Is.—The Intelligencer,
this morning, confirns the sale of two hundred
acres of ground, including the Mansion at Mt..
Vernon, the Home of Washington, for the sum
of two hundred thousand dollars, provided that
Congress does not wish to purchase the proper.
ty. It is stipulated that the remains of 'Wash
ington are not to be removed. The purchasers
are composed of a party of gentlemen from the
North and the South,
Locomotive Explosion on the Erie Railroad—
Eleven Lives Lost.
Susqueliannah, N. Y., June 15.—This after
noon; about 3 o'clock, as locomotive No. 53
was pushing behind a train on the up grade,
near this place, the boiler exploded, killing
eleven persons and woundino several others.—
Among the killed was the En g ineer, Mr. Ar
nold, and three women.
It is supposed, also, that four or five persona
were blown into the river.
Nearly all those killed were Irish laborers on
Washington, June 17.—1 n the ease of Wm.
B. Sasscer, on trial for the murder of ➢lns,
Emoline Johnson, by poison, the jury rendered
a verdict of acquittal to-day, in two minutes af-
ter the case was submitted for their decision.
Commissioner to China.
Washington, June 17.—1 t is confidently as
serted here, this afternoon, that the Hon. Hob.
ert J. Walker, line accepted the appointment of
Commissioner to China.
Sickness at Alexandria,.
Washington, June 17.—An unusual sick.
ness prevails at Alexandria just now,including,
as is reported. several decided cases of Asiatte
Ereculion of Fitzgerald.
New York, Juno FT.—Patrick Fitzgerald
was executed in the yard of the City prison at
noon to-day, for the murder of his wife.
314rder on Board the Ship American Congress.
New Tork, June Lith.—Michael Reardon,
convicted of manslaughter, in killing James
Miller with a belaying pin, on board the ship
American Congress, on the high seas, was this
morning sentenced to two years imprisonment.
Burning of the Ship Gondar.
Charleston, June ]B.—The ship Gondar, be
fore reported on fire, has been totally ddstroyed,
with her entire cargo. The whole loss is esti
mated at $lOO,OOO. Her cargo, with the ex
ception of about $1,600, was insured in Eng
Boston, June 19.—A very destructivo fire
occurred this afternoon at Cambridgeport,
which consumed the Bridge Hotel, Cambridge
port Hotel and stables, the contents of several
lumber yards, and ten store houses. The bridge
was also much damaged. The loss is estima
ted at $30,090, about one-third of which was
Washington, Juno 18.—,Major Drake of the
Topographical Engineers, has been appointed
to run the base line for the proposed Govern
ment Canal between Pensacola and Apalachi
cola. Florida; vice Col. Graham who is coming
H. It. Bowie, of California, was to-day sworn
in as Clerk of the Third Auditor's Office.
Hurricane in Western Virginia.
Wheeling, June 14.—A hurricane passed
over the western part of this State, on Fiiday.
The steamer Falls City was blown ashore and
lost her hurricane deck. Mr. M'Dounld, the
pilot of the boat, was much injured.
The Memphis Convention.
This Convention composed of delegates from.
the Southern and Southwestern States, and
having in view the adoption of measures for
advancing the commercial and planting inter.
eats of those States, assembled at Memphis on
Monday Juno Gth, agreebly to a resolve of the
first session of the Convention, held some
months ago at Baltimore. The Hon. W. C.
Dawson, of Georgia, was again called to the
chair as President of the Convention, and twen.
ty-five Vice Presidents were appointed. No
business, however, was done on the first day,
except such as was connected with the organi
zation, and the appointment of a number of
On re-assembling, the Committee on Reso
lutions reported a series of resolutions respecting
a direct trade, via the Pacific Railroad; the
Tehuantepec route; encouragement of manu
factures, dc., and recommending the establish
ment of lines of steamers between Southern
ports and Europe; and the adoption of an ad
dress to Congress, on various matters, was re
There were nearly a thousand delegates prey
eat, representing fourteen or Sfteen States.
Another Wonderful Invention.
The Memphis Enquirer containg a commu
nication front Dr. Land, who says "his claim
to tho invention of the Atmospheric Telegraph
is antecedent to either Richardson or Seibert,"
yet, Richardson has procured a patent, which
goes tier to sustain him, short of a protracted
lawsuit; and Seibert's diction in reference to
the matter, is somewhatpnettmatic. Dr. Lang
also states that he is "engaged in arranging a
systematic Theorem, and in drafting a sketch
of a lino of communication, by which the
sound of words may be delivered in remote ci
ties, in less time than it would take to write
them." He calls it a Verbal Telegraph, and
says the days is not far distant when the editor
of the Enquirer can sit in his sanctum, at
Memphis, and utter words of which the sounds
thereof can be delivered in New Orleans in
less time than ho can write a dozen words.—
This Verbal Telegraph, says the Doctor, will
answer the ends for which it is designed, be
yond the possibility of a doubt.
A driver in the employ of the Company nam
ed William, Miller, was shot on Wednesday
night, by Charles M'Cnrtney in the doggery of
William Murphy, it the Fitih Ward. The two
men got into difficulty while playing at cards,
and M'Cartney drew a pistol and shot Miller in
the thee. Tho ball entered below the cheek
bone, followed the course of the bone, and
lodged in the neighborhood of tho ear. The
wound which bled very profusely, was dressed
by Dr. Walters. Miller was conveyed home;
his wound, though of a serious character, is not
considered as mortal. M'Cartney made his
escape immediately after shooting. The pis
tol, when fired, was held within a short distance
of Miller's head—so near that his face was
blackened by the powder.—Piltsbury Post.
New Religions Movement.
A very large assembly of people convened at
the old Bennett Meeting House, Chester county,
Pa., a week or two since, for the purpose of
organizing a new yearly meeting under the ti•
tleof "Progressive Friends." Many persons
of different persuasions were present, and tho
meeting was organized with a unanimity nud
strength not anticipated by its most sanguine
originators. The members are mostly from tho
Melnik° yearly meeting of Philadelphia; but
the meeting affiliates with similar organisations
in the State of New York, Ohio, and Indiana.
All these embrace many persons not of Quaker
descent. The movement is significant and
fl A cow belonging to a gentleman of
Hector, Tompkini county, N. Y., lately gave
birth to three fine and well formed calve,:.—.