Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, July 13, 1853, Image 2

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iy Morning, July IS, 1853.
A. L. GLASGOW, Editor.
Moses Pownali, of Laneadtor county.
Christian Myers, of Clarion county.
Alexander K. McClure, of Franklin co.
Agents for the Journal.
The following persons we have appointed Agents
for the HUNTINGDON JOURNAL, who are author
ised to receive and receipt for money paid on sub
scription, and to take the names of now subscri
bers at our published prices.
We do this for the convenience of our subscri
bers living at a distance from Huntingdon.
.Tourr W. THOMPSON, Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SAHCSL COEN, East Barren,
GEORGE W. CORNELIUS, Shirley township,
JAMES E. GLASGOW. Clay township,
DANIEL TEAGUE, Esq., Cromwell township,
Dr. J. P. Asncom, Penn township,
Dr. H. L. Bnowts, Cass township,
J. WAREHAM MATTERN, Franklin township,
SAMUEL STEFFEY, Jackson township,
Cot...Jiro. C. WATSON, Brady township,
MORRIS BROWN, Springfield township,
WM. Hyrourrlsox, Esq., Warriorsmark tp.,
JAMES MCDONALD, Brady township,
HENRY NEFF, West Barren.
JOHN BALSBACH, Waterstreet,
Maj. CHARLES MICKLEY. Tod township,
A. M. BLAIR, Dublin township,
GEORGE Wu.sou, Esq., Tell township,
James CLARK, Birmingham.
NATHANIEL LYTLE, Esq., Spruce Creek.
Joins N. BWOOPE, Esq., Alexandria.
B. F. WALLACE, Union Furnace.
SIMEON WRIGHT, Esq., Union township.
DAVID CLARKSON, Esq., Cassville.
SAMUEL Wurrox, Esq., Franklin township.
DR. BPANOGLE, Shirleysburg.
DAVID PARKER, Esq., Warriorsmark.
DAVID AURANDT, Esq., Todd township.
Whig State Committee.
The Whig State Committee will meet on
TUESDAY, the 19th of July, 1853, at the
American Hotel, CHESTNUT Street, opposite
the State House, in Philadelphia, at 3 o'clock,
P. M. CHARLES T. JONES, Chairman.
Teri- The Rev. Mr. Golaher, of Cambria co.,
will officiate in the Catholic Church of this
place on next Sunday, at the usual hour.
New kiveilsemente.
See Register's Notice; Notice of the Treasu
rer of the Huntingdon and Broad Top Railroad
Company; Meeting called by the Huntingdon
County Temperance League; Administrators'
Notice of William Mears, deed., of Jackson
township, by Alexander Stewart and Samuel
Barr Executor's Notice of Anna B. Brode,
dec'd., of Tod township, by Levi Evans; Cards
of new Candidates.
Bee Professional Card of Dr. R. A. Miller,
Dental Surgeon. Dr. Miller has the reputation
of being perfectly master of the art of Dentis
try, and his work cannot well be surpassed,
either in execution or for durability.
See also, Professional Card of Dr. H. W.
Smith, Dental Surgeon. Dr. Smith has opened
an office in this place and expects by close at
tention to business to merit and receive a large
portion of public patronage. He makes good
jobs and deserves encouragement. His work
is also neat and durable.
In another column of this week, our readers
will notice the advertisement of Messrs. Evans
Watson, Manufacturers of Fire Proof Safes,
83, Dock street, Philadelphia. These Safes
have been tested thoroughly, and have proved
to be the best that have ever yet been offered
to the public. A safe of the kind these are is
an article which every individual, who has nu
merous and valuable papers to preserve, should
speedily procure. Persons who have title pa
pers, deeds of property, &c., which they consid
er valuable and wish to preserve safely, should
not do without one of these Safes. They are
highly recommended by some of the best and
most practical men in our State. Gen. A. P.
Wilson is the authorised agent of Huntingdon
county. Any person wishing one can apply to
him at any time.
Stir Last week no paper was issued at this
office, because our hands wished a little recre
ation. The week before we were unable to
supply the entire list of our subscribers, owing
to the unexpected increase of new ones. All
those we were compelled to pass over, shall re
ceive additional copies respectively at the end
of their year.
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118... We fare received several well written
articles, from substantial and influential Whigs,
residing in different sections of the county, on
the subject of State Senator, replying to the
Blair County Whig and its correspondent of
last week, which we would cheerfully publish,
if we could see any necessity for them at this
juncture of affairs. Our friends, therefore, must
excuse as for the present, for not giving them
publicity; but if any occasion arises hereafter,
we will give them a place in our columns. We
apprehend no danger from what the Blair Co.
Whig's correspondent said on that subject.
Or The Whigs of Somerset county met in
Convention on the 21Ith of June, and ',lased in
nomination a ticket for their support at the
October election. Joseph Cummins received
the nomination for Assembly, and William H.
Koontz, Esq., that for Prosecuting Attorney.
The Somerset Wig states that the Conven
tion was harmonious, and the nominations are
well reeeiced.
Kir The Sabbath School of the Presbyterian
Congregation of this Borough celebrated the
fourth in McCahan's Grove, across the river.—
We understand they had a very pleasant time
and every thing passed off very agreeably.—
The Rev. Mr. Hawes addressed the school.
war We have received a copy of a new lo-
cofoco paper, titled the Peopks Advocate, pub
fished at Bloomfield, Perry county, by John
H. Sheibly. It is large, and presents a very
handsome appeantnce.
Pecuniarily, wo wish the enterprise all the
success any member of the fraternity could ex
pect; but political)-, the rhter can better ima
gine that At think than we c o n it.
Fourth of July.
The Anniversary of our National liberties
was celebrated here in a very elegant and or
derly manner. Over one thousand people were
present, and participated in the exercises.—
After having marched through several of the
principal streets, the procession, the Methodist
Episcopal Sabbath School forming a part, pro
ceeded to "Beechen Glen,V a short distance
above town, on the Stone Creek road, where,
after an organization, the Declaration of Inde
pendence was read, in a very agreeable style,
by H. Bucher Swoope, Esq., who made in ad
dition, a few very eloquent and appropriate re
marks, to which the audience listened with
marked attention. George Lippard, Esq., of
Philadelphia, then made a short speech. J. S.
Stewart, Esq., addressed the Sabbath School,
and Rev. A. Brittuin delivered a Temperance
lecture. The dinner for the occasion was a
sumptuous one, and the Committee underwhosc
care it was prepared, demonic the thanks of the
community. They were an industrious and
energetic set of young men.
The whole affair passed off with a brilliant
display of Fire Works and a Balloon ascension
in the evening on the grave-yard hill.
The following are regular toasts, but owing
to some misunderstanding about the Juniata
Fire Engine Company leaving the ground be
fore the close of the exercises, the people re
turned to town, and none were read:
1. The day we celebrate.
2. The President of the United States.
3. The Governor of Pennsylvania.
4. George Washington.-0 ur Country's
5. Thomas Jefferson.—The author of our
glorious Declaration. He needs no other eu
logy. _ _ _
6. William Penn.—The Founder of our be
loved Keystone—may his memory be ever as
green as the glorious old Elm on the bright
morning of his purchase.
7. Our Revolutionary Sires—the defenders
of our country's rights—their history has been
written upon a score of battle-fields, and when
the silence of the great deep has been awaken
ed by the thunder of our Cannon—may their
memories live forever in the hearts of the peo
8. The Union—purchased by the blood and
toil of the Revolution, may its benefits and
blessings 'descend to our children, and to their
posterity, and to the millions who Anil gather
and rest beneath its broad nis,—"till the last
syllable of recorded time."
9. Dear Pennsylvania—the Keystone of the
Federal Arch—may her sons ever be true to
the doctrines taught and the principles instilled
by our illustrious founder.
10. Our Country—may her people ever con
tinue to manifest their patriotism as they have
done today, then will they deserve that her un
told resources shall he fully developed, and her
true position be taken among the counties of
the State.
11. Our Town.—Slow hut sure; the time of
her prosperity is now at hand; may she never
ho found wanting in gratitude, patriotism, and
love of country.
12. The Broad Top Railroad.--Huntingdon's
temporal salvation—may it soon ho completed,
and may those engaged in it meet with the re
ward they deserve.
13. The Old Thirteen—the bright cluster of
Independence—the figures have been reversed
—and may the time speedily come, when we
can exclaim,
"No pent up Utica contracts our powers,
For the whole boundless continent is ours."
Broad Top Railroad.
The work on the lluntingdon and Broad Top
hfountain - Itailroad, was let on Wednesday the
29th of June, to the following named persons:
Sections No. 2 and G p to MePherron & Har
Sections No. 3 and 4, to A. Cannon.
Sections No. 5; 9, 12, 13, and 14, to Martin
& Kinkead.
Sections No. 7 and 10, to Whitaker & Alen
Sections No. 11 and 15, to Thomas Wallace.
Sections No. 18, 21, 23, 25, to Reilley & Led•
— Wection No. 8, to Bnor. Ross & Co.
Section No. 16, to S. McCoy & Co.
Section No. 17; to Singer & McCon.
Sections No. 19, 33, 35, to J. J. Laogdon &
Section No. 22, to W. A. Whittaker & Co.
Sections No. 28, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, to E.
& J. McGovern.
Section No. 34, to Nead & MeMahan.
Sections No. 20 and 24, and the Stonerstown
Bridge, to Patton & Gossler.
The above contracts embrace the entire
length of the road from Huntingdon to the
Broad Top Mountains, a distance of about
thirty-five miles, and the work will be commen
ced immediately and pushed to a speedy com
pletion. The Contractors are all known to be
good and reliable men, and the work has been
let at very fair prices, the whole amounting to
but 4243, 042, and this includes the entire gra
ding and finishing of the road, with the excep
tion of the ties and iron. That this improve.
ment is destined to open up one of the richest
coal and iron regions in the State, there can
be no doubt; and that the people of Huntingdon
County have reason to rejoice on account of the
happy results which must flow front its com
pletion, there is just as little. The coal in
these mountains is semi -anthracite in its na
ture, and is said to be superior to any other
coal in the country, for all steam and furnace
This is a project in which the people of Hun
tingdon and Bedford Counties, especially,
should feel a living interest, and should lend
every effort to have the road as speedily as
possible put into operation. It will add greatly
to the grandeur and glory of our State, and be
an inexhaustible source of wealth to many of
our citizens.'
or ACCIDENTS in coal mines in Great Bri
tain are so frequent and destructive of life that
the British Government has four inspectors
employed, with particular districts assigned to
each, for the purpose of investigating the cau
ses, &c., connected with every accident or dis
aster occuring in the mines. According to the
official reports of these officers, the total num
ber of lives lost in the coal mines between No
vember, 18M, and January lst, 1853, was
CURIOUS NATURAL Paranwr.—At the liar.
ticultural Exhibition in Boston, on the 25th ult.,
there was a curious prodigy of nature in the
shape of a stalk of asparagus, about 16 inches
long nearly two inches in breadth and less than
half an inch in thickness—the whole being
twisted spirally in a singular manner. It was
the result of two days' growth in the garden of
P. G. Gunderson, of Newton.
KENTUCKY Hoc SrAvisrics.—The Louis.
ville Courier, of the 16th inst., publishes full
returns from forty Counties in reference to the
number of hogs in that State over six months
old. The total assessments, as furnished by
the State Auditor, show 413,967 hogs in the
forty counties, which is a gain of 100,000 over
the number in the district the previous year.
The Whigs of Cambria County held
their County Om'atrial yesserelan but
1 hare ore learned any of the particular,.
State Senator.
We cannot reply to the Blair County \Vhig of
last week, for tw reasons: one is, the language
used in the article is too scurrilous for us to
notice and is characteristic only of George Ray
mond; the other is, what he does say on the
subject of Senator does not the least contro
vert the position he Journal mourned in ref
erence to the mat r.
We will however may, if Raymond and his
Correspondent, think that White's friends are
numerous iu this county, they had better ex-
The following communication we copy from
the "Cambrian," a Whig paper published in
Johnstown, Cambria County, to which we in
vite the attention of our readers. The indi
vidual alluded to, in the article, is Mr. White,
a candidate for nomination to the State Sen
ate, whose Whigism Major Raymond so em
phatically endorses.
"Our attention has been called to a super
cilions article in the "Blair County Whig," en
titled "Slate Senator," in which an attempt is
made to inform us of Cambria, who our good
and substantial Whigs are, just as if we did
not know ourselves. Now this is certainly the
quinteseense of poiiticnl kindness, and yet
strange to say, we doubt whether there is a
single Whig in this county, 'who feels at all
grateful to Raymond, editor onhe Whig; be
cause we think ourselves fully qualified to
know who are sound Whigs, mid who are not.
And furthermore, we believe ourselves fully
competent to take charge of our own affairs
without the officiousness of the Blair County
Personally, we have nothing against any of
the gentlemen spoken of as candidates for
State Senator, but we do say and challenge con.
tradiction, that a certain prominent candidate
for the nomination of State Senator, living in
this county, is not a "Whig as is a Whig."
We never doubted the orthodoxy of Gov.
Johnston, John Strohm, and Jacob Hoffman,
as Whigs, because they were regularly put be
fore the peobte as the choice of the Whig par
ty of this State—and any man voting against them,
voting against the Whig paty, Whig principles
and measures. I suppose there in not a better
man in Cambria co., than R. L. Johnston,Essj.,
or Capt. McVicker,yet we do say that a certain
one of the candidates for State Senator, did not
vote for any of the above named Whigs, and such
a tn. we cannot endorse,as a man who in past
contests has not swerved in his attachments to
Whig measures and men. To be sure we don't
know by what standard Raymond measures his
Whigs, but do say that in Cambria county, we
can adopt no such criterion; but may be he
looks through very dins glasses, or may he—
but never mind. It is our sincere opinion that
if there is any use in a Whig party, that good,
sterling and unflinching Whigs should be our
representatives. If men who are known not to
he good Whigs are to receive the biggest and
fattest ollices in our gift, there is very little use
in being a Whig at all.
Ho ! Mr. Blair County Whig, what say yon?
The old adage says consistency is a jewel, and
it is, but if so ought it not be rewarded accor
dingly? We are not particular what man will
he the candidate for Senator of this District—
but we insist that none but a well tried Whig
ought to be our standard bearer in the contest,
because the eyes of the whole Whig party of ,
Pennsylvania are resting upon us."
Gubernatorial Nomination.
We cordially concur with the editor of the
Huntingdon Journal in relation to the course
which should be pursued in nominating a Cm
banatorial candidate for the support of the
Whig party next fall a year. We have thus
far abstained, as much as we possibly could, to
make any reference to the subject, other than
to state the views and preferences of our Whig
eotemporaries, as they have made them known
through the columns, and we should greatly
prefer to continue pursuing this course for the
next six months, believing that if all connected
with the Whig press would do so, the cause we
have all at heart would be promoted thereby,
and the prospects of making an harmonious
nomination, and ensuring its success at the
polls, would he materially improved.
Had we it in our power to mark out a policy
for the Whig press to pursue, and aiming only,
as we do, at arriving at a satisfactory conclu
sion as to who will be the best and most avail
able candidate, we should say to our Whig co
temporaries, "Cease all allusion to or agitation
of the subject. Direct your energies to secure
the success of the Whig ticket in your respec
tive counties, rather than seeking to mould,
forestall or influence their action. Let the
popular voice have its free and unbiased course,
and rely upon, we shall not only have a candi
date who will command the support of the peo
ple, but a good and true Whig, in whom there
can be safely confided so high a trust, without
incurring any danger of having it abused by his
own selfish purposes."
Such would be our course and our advice.—
But, we fear, there are others not thus dispos
ed, and whose movements are even now more
influenced to produce certain results for future
purposes of their own than to accomplish any
particular result next fall. If there be any
such, let their movements be closely watched,
mid their conduct exposed the moment it be
comes glaringly apparent what they are dri
ving at.
We do not wish to he understood as having
reference to any of the worthy gentlemen spo
ken of for Governor. Far from it. We refer
not to them nor their immediate and recogni
zed friends. There may however be others,
who have other purposes of their own to ac
complish, whose favoritism for any one of them
for Governor can only be measured by the ex
tent they expect to benefit themselves and fur
ther their own purposes. All the men now
spoken of for Governor have been Whigs from
the start, and are Whigs at heart. They are
goon and true men, popular and deserving, and
the nomination of any one of whom will be an
honor to the party and hailed as the harbinger
of success.—Daily News.
_ _
How's This.
The operatives on the Portage Railroad who
struck for their pay, state, in their address to
the public setting forth the outrageous wrongs
that have been practised upon them, that the
Check-Rolls which their necessities oblige them
to sell are the first to
_find their way into the
Treasury, being first paidwithout regard to
priority of date; and thatsome Sixty Thousand
Dollars of claims have passed into the Treas
ury without the Superintendant of the road
paying a dollar on them, or passing through
his hands ! ! !
How's this? Messrs. Auditor General and
State Treasurer how's this? To your fellow
citizens the things look suspicious of villany.
On these $60,000, the operatives complain that
they hare been shaved to the amount of at
least Six Thousand Dollars! And then,
mark ye, these transferred, or shaved Cheek-
Bolls were the "FIRST" to 6nd their way into
the Treasury
How was that ? It is a little circumstance,
it is true, but it darkens the picture greatly. It
thickens the plot, and involves the higher dig
Come forward ye implicated servants of the
people and wash your hands of the iniquity, if
ye can. We ask it on behalf of the honest
men of all parties, and expect you to answer.
Hal. Reg.
a fact that the model Pierce administration has
two inspectors at the Philadelphia Custom
House—the one editor of the 'Pennsylvanian,'
the other editor of the 'Native American Sun,'
—who are paid about one thousand dollars a
year each tor doing nothing?
as. We have received at this office n copy
of a periodical titled, "Family Circle and Par.
for Annual," published in New York, by James
G. Reed. It contains interesting matter on clic.
for,nt subjects, and i, a work which we thittli
dhould find it, into
itOor the Journal.]
Fourth of July.
I have long been awaiting some
thing to transpire in this place which might
prove interesting to your readers. But Shir
leysbuig has affordeil no opportunity of this
kind until to-day, when a large number of the
citizens assembled in a grove near the village
for the purpose of celebrating the 77th Anni
versary of our National Independence. There
are two reasons why this day was chosen in
preference to the Fourth. The first and strong.
est reason is that the Fourth was fixed upon by
the Sabbath Schools as the day on which to
celebrate the _blessings which our free institu
tions confer upon the youth. All of which had
their birth in the glorious Declaration. Their
arrangements being prior to those of to-day's
celebration, it was deemed due to them, as_an
act of courtesy, not to interfere with their pro
ecedings by having another celebration on the
same day. Another reason is, that it being in
the middle of harvest it was thought it would
suit farmers better to attend on Saturday than
Monday. As the exercises were quite interes
ting I shall go into detail. At the hour of 1
A. M., a large concourse of ladies and gentle
men assembled at the Methodist Church, where
a procession was formed in the following order:
Ist. Chief Marshall, R. W. PORTER; Assistant
Marshalls, Dr. S. L. SeaxooLE, and J. 11.
LicnrsEn; 2nd. Military composed of the Tay
lor Guards and a new company about to bo
organized; 3d. Clergy and Orators of the day;
4th. The Ladies; sth. The Citizens. The pro
cession thus formed marched to the grove,
where the assembly was called to order by the
President, S. M'Vitty, Esq. The exercises were
then opened by prayer by the Rev. Mr. Watts.
The Declaration of Independence was then read
by John Long, Jr., after which some appropri
ate introductory remarks were made, and John
Williamson, Esq., of your town, the chief ora
tor of the day, introduced by Dr. Clugston.—
Mr. Williamson then arose and delivered an
eloquent and spirited address in his own pecu
liar and happy style. The orator dwelt with
much interest on the blessings of our free insti
tutions, the rich legacy of our brave fathers,
and the legitimate offspring of the world-re
nowned "Declaration." He showed that our
Institutions were to be guarded by a' sleepless
and eternal vigilance. Hi also showed that.
a free education and general intelligence diffu
sed, through the masses, by means astir com
mon School System, were the pillars of consti
tutional freedom. He denounced, in glowing
terms, the late attemptof a certain sect to have
a portion of the peoples' money appropriated
to the education of children without the Bible.
The whole was richly spiced with timely and
pointed anecdotes, rendering his address both
pleasing and instructive to all who heard him.
After the address, the audience assembled
around the table for the purpose of partaking
of refreshments. Having resumed their seats,
the following toasts were read by Mr. W. S.
The clay we celebrate. The Sabbath day of
freedom; the natal day of our National Inde
pendence; a day which witnessed the proudest
declaration that ever emanated from the lips of
mortal; a day which struck into being the
brightest constellation that now glows in the
galaxy of the modern world.
The Constitution of the United States.
Washington. Who declined the acceptance
of a crown that he might promote the happiness
of unborn generations; may his true greatness
be imitated by all his successors.
Calhoun, Clay, and Webster. Mae their
memories be cherished as the last survivors of
the illustrious Statesmen of the past age.,
The President of the United States.
The Governor of Pennsylvania: —
Oh woman, dear woman, whose form and whose
Arc the light and the spell of each path we
Whether sunned at the tropics or chilled at the
If woman be there, there is happiness too.
Let live the memory of those
Whose life-blood gave birth to the germe,
That bids defiance to foes
And plants institutions to learn.
Our Institutions of learning. The guardians
of civil and religious lihertv.
By W. Alexander, The Orator of the day—
John Williamson, Esq. The eloquent and fear
less defender of the citizens' rights. Mav lie
always receive that respect from his fellows
which is due to his talents and patriotism.
By John Eby, The tree of Liberty. Planted
in the soil of the revolution, nurtured and pro
tected by the care and wisdom of Washington.
May it over flourish, in the American soil, and
spread its roots from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
By Dr. S. L. Spanogle. The Ladies
of Shir
leysburg, like their ancestors, the ladies of 76,
patriotic and ever active in support of Ameri
can principles and American interests. May
they all enjoy the sweets of a domestic circle,
and never again see foreign oppression.
The Taylor Guards can stand anything but
the artillery of female beauty.
By W. S. Hudson, The liwifie Railroad.—
The connecting link of the East and West, and
places California within the reach of all; that
will eventually be the great developer of the
natural resources of our great country.
By J. Goshen, The L'iLion. May it never be
dissolved, but stand firm as n rock until the end
of time, and may our soldiers and citizens al
ways possess that patriotic spirit which will in
duce them to celebrate our National Anniver
May the fair Indies and the green hills of
America always he prbsent to wave their white
handkerchiefs in memory of their independence,
with a smile on their rosy checks, until time
shall be no more.
The procession having marched hack to the
Village, was dismissed. Throughout the whole
occasion, the best order was observed. There
was not a drunken or disorderly person on the
ground. By the way, Shirleysburg is justly
becoming famous for its good order and sohri•
ety, there being no grogery or liquor selling es
tablishment within a compass of at least four
miles. A.
For the Huntingdon Journal,
Ma. JOURNAL :-.-•
Tt seems their was a law passed during the
Into session of our State Legislature, authori
zing the laying out and passing a State Road,
from some point at or near Mill Creek, Hun
tingdon County, the Bloody Run, in Bedford
County; at the cost of the respective Counties,
so far as laying out and bridge building are
concerned; but opening and keeping it up at
the expense of those hightyfarored townships
through which the same shall pass.
Now the tax payers of Huntingdon County
at this particular time of her suffering, feel
deeply on every subject that threatens an aug
mentation of this burden of taxation, and ns
this contemplated mad must cross the Juniata
at Mill Creek, another expensive bridge will of
course have to be built.
Why Mr. Journal, if this bridge building
over the Juniata, is not suspended for the pres
ent, who, I ask would not better his condition
by selling out at a sacrifice and leaving for
parts unknown?
But pray who is this road to benefit? is it a
public demand ? or is it like akin to some oth
er laws now in force, for the glorious advantage
of some portion of our County? I was going
to say for the gratification of a very few indi
viduals; well, I won't say than but then, a body
may think you know.
Now Mr. Journal, you would confer a favour
on the writer and the public too, by giving
publicity to this famous law,or at least a synop
ses of it.
We want to have a clear view of the whole
field before the dog,laya set in.
Maine Law in Mieli;ja n.—Every ward in
Detroit, with but two exceptions, voted for the
Maine Liquor law. Every town thus far heard
from is in favor of it, generally by largo major
ities. The Advertider think , : that the aggre•
zat, mainriry iu thc i^:tatc thau
Floor the Journal.]
Examination and Exhibition of Cassville
The first annual Examination of this Institu
tion took place on the 27th and 28th days of
June. The classes examined in the various
English branches exhibited a quickness and
thoroughness which may be equalled, but which I
cannot, without difficulty, be surpassed, espcei-1
ally the classes in Arithmetic and Grammar.—
The classes in Latin, Greek, Algebra, Geome
try, Conic Sections, French, Astronomy and
Botany, exhibited the result of careful and '
thorough instruction on the part of the Teach
ers, and of dilitent application on the part ofi
the students. The attendance, the interest, and
the gratification manifested by the parents, the
visitors, and the visiting committee, showed the
'high appreciation and estimate they placed up
on the character of the instruction given in the
Institution. The entire School acquitted itself
nobly, and to the satisfaction of all. The ex
amination was not a mere routine of questions
prepared before hand, but a selection of ques
tions eitosen in any part of the text hook at the
option of the examiner, which required a per
fect familiarity with the subject and skill to
pass a prompt examination.
The paintings and drawings exhibited, de
monstrated that this Art is taught as mews
fully here as at auy institution in the State.
The Exhibitions came off on Wednesday.—
First the Ladies Exhibition at 10 o'clock, A. M.
In anticipation of the large crowd which was
expected in attendance, thesCamp-ground situ:
ated in a henutifulgrove in the vicinity of Cass
ville, was fitted up for the occasion.
The School. numbering over seventy pnpils,
marshalled in a procession by societies made
a very fine appearance, and was accompanied
by a large number of Parents, visitors, stran
gers and citizens. The procession numbered
some hundreds, and when the audience assem
bled in the grove, it was estimated that the
large Hall of the Seminary which can accom
modate about five hundred, would not have
contained more than one-half of those assem
The exercises of the Ladies Exhibition coo.
sisted of the reading of compositions, music on
the melodeon, accompanied with vocal music
by some of the ladies and gentlemen of the
school, and dialogues.
Of this we may truthfully say, the composi-
tions were good, read unusually well, the music
delightful and the dialogues instructive and
highly amusing.
- Ve'ry much 'might be said in praise of this
part of the days' festivities, which praise was
more than spoken in the countenances of the
delighted audience.
The gentlemen's exhibition occurred in the
afternoon; and was highly creditable. Not a
single failure happened. The original speeches
to the number of twelyeth fifteen weredelivered
in good style, and were of an elevated• charac.
ter, both as to composition and sentiment.
The select speeches and dialogues elicited
the approbation of the spectators, and together
with the fine music interspersed constituted an
intellectual feast seldom equalled and never
surpassed on such no occasion. The cheerful,
attentive and smiling countenances of the au
dience showed how highly theyappreciated and
enjoyed it.
In the evening nn interesting and able ad.
dress was delivered by Dr. J. H. Wintrode, on
the subjeetof g•Afan's position in the Creation,"
which was listened to with marked attention by
the audience, and displayed talent of a high
order in the speaker. John Williamson, Esq.,
followed in a pleasing address. An appropriate
valedictory address was then delivered by one
of the students, which closed the exercises of
the first annual exhibition, to the great satis
faction of all who were in attendance.
A happy and redeeming influence in favor
of education has gone out into the community,
which cannot fail to add much to the prosperi
ty of this already flourishing Institution.
The remarkable success which has attended
this school during its brief history, is attributed
to the energy and ability of its Teachers and
Trustees. If its future is as great as its past
success, it is destined to become the largest
schools in this part of the State. Success to it.
Sabbath School Celebration.
The 4th July was celebrated in
this place, by the Sabbath Schools, in a most
interesting manner. Although the season is
peculiarly unfavorable for such nn occasion, it
being in the midst of harvest, yet there were
, more than three hundred persons present, which
we regard as quite a turnout in this place.—
There are three Sabbath Schools in the town,
under the care of the Presbyterianv, Methodists,
and Baptists, respectively. There are about
150 children in all of these Schools, exclusive
of teachers. There has never been a more
beautiful and interesting sight witnessed in our
place than this celebration of the natal day of
nearly all our national blessings by such a
large nurnkr of children, all enjoying, religious
instructioWinder their respective denomina
tions, according as their consciences direct
them; and all united in celebrating the day
which gave them the right to worship as they
please. •
After prayer by the Rev. Mr. Askin, the De
claration of Independence was read by Henry
Brewster, Esq. The children and teachers
were then entertained with a very instructive
and interesting discourse by the Rev. Mr.
Metninger, of the Methodist Church. After
which an Anniversary address was delivered by
Prof. H. J. Campbell, of the Juniata Academy.
His address was able and entertaining, and
showed that while he is assiduously devoted to
the interests of his excellent school, and of ed
ucation generally, he has not neglected either
the history of his country nor any of the great
movements of the day. He made many able
reflections on the past, and also some shrewd
observations on our existing institutions. The
discourse was altogether worthy of the occa
sion. A sumptuous entertainment of the good
things was then spread before the audience, af
ter having partaken of which, they were de
lighted with an interesting discourse on the
I subject of Temperance, by the Rev. B. H. Col
lins, of the Presbyterian Church. At the close
, of the exercises the whole audience were enter
tained by some interesting philosophical expe
riments in the Methodist Church. It was an
occasion to strengthen and encourage those
who are engaged in the laudable work of train
ing youth in ways of sobriety and godliness.—
Too much can hardly be said in praise of the
untiring zeal and energy of many who will lie
readily recognized in this vicinity at least with
out giving their names. 0.
Shirleysburg, July 4, '53.
For tho Huntingdon Journal,
The Glorious Fourth at Shade Gap.
Yesterday was anniversary
of that day which gave to America its bright
est boon, and to the pages of its history a tran
scendent splendor, which is to be found in the
records of no other nation. The recollections
of the magnanimous phalanx whose deeds shed
a lustre on that day, are ever attended with
feeling of gratitude and joy, and are as dear to
the hardy sons of freedom m the present gener
ation as they were to their cotemporaries.
The patriotic inhabitants of Shade Gap were
willing to contribute their mite toward celebra
ting a day so big with reminiscenses of the
past, ushered it in with the bursting of home
made bombshells, firing of minute guns &c., &c.
Previous arrangements having been made
for the holding of a grand pic-nic in the grove
adjacent to the village, about 11 o'clock the
young gentlemen of the Institution, Village,
and Vicinity, with their fair partners began
pouring in from all quarters, their sanguine
countenances bespeaking the anticipation of a
rich days sport. The attendants were not con
fined to our own neighborhood alone, but
Franklin County was represented by a portion
of her fair daughters. The pie-nic grounds
presented a scene of once pleasing and inter
esting—a picture an which the Artists pencil.
would delight to dwell..
The tuntimated countenances of the MEITIV
through the woods tbrmed a pleasing contrast
with the wild romantic mountain scenery by
which they were surrounded. Abort 3 o'clock
we heard the agreeable news that the refresh.
molts had arrived, when we all repaired to as
sumptously set table as the country could af
ford, the more welcome as our appetites were
considerably sharpened by active exercise and
a pare mountain breeze.
'Dinner having been discussed we returned
to our pleasant retreats when after spending
the afternoon in rambling and scrambling we
returned to the village delighted with our days
enjoyment. Everything passed off pleasantly
and to the satisfaction of all present.
For ourself we would gladly welcome the 4th
July much oftener than it comes if on each re
turn it would bring with it such pleasant ac
companiments. 13.
Shade Gap, July 5, 1853.
For the Journal,
Hobbs Outdone!
We understand that Mr. Hobbs, the notori
ous pick lock, in passing through our town a
few days since, was challenged to open the
Gate at the Court House yard. He was offer
ed, it is said, the amount expended for the re
pairs on both gates since theywere first erected,
provided he would effect an entrance within fif
teen minutes. Mr. Hobbs after inspecting the
complicated machinery and ascertained that he
would not be permitted to use anything but his
fingers, declined the offer. X.
Hard to Beat.
It is a hard matter to get around Old Bul
lion. The N. Y. Tribune says, Messrs. Phelps
and Lamb, two members of Congress from
Missouri, recently addressed a long letter to
Col. Benton, their colleague in the next Con.
gress, asking his opinion in regard to various
questions of Missouri polities, the doctrines of
Jefferson, the usages of the Democratic party,
the support of regular nominations„ the Balti
more platform, the new administration, &c.—
It was rather a cunningly devised scheme to
entrap Old Bullion and draw him out in such
a way as to place him in an awkward position
either before the administration or his friends
in Missouri. The Colonel, plainly perceiving
that there was snore Oat than meal in that heap,
replied to the plausible letter _of these politi
cians as follows :
To Messrs. Phelps and Lamb:
GENTLEMEN :—Your communication of this
day's date is jGst received, and as it bears in
ternal evidence of having been prepared for
publication, I confirm to its intention, by re
mitting it to Missouri for that purpose.
Very rer cetfully, gentlemen,
Your obedient servant,
Methodist Missions.
The Missionary Society of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, hal'undcr its care
the following missions:
I. In the Destitute Portions of the regular
work-122 missions; 104 missionaries; 23,627
white,' 1,412 colored members, with 62 church
es; 84 Sabbath schools, and 2, 9 06 scholars.
Ir. Among the People of Color-120 mis•
sions; 102 missionaries; 34,934 colored mem
bers, with 59 churches, and 16,657 children
under religious instruction.
111. Among the Germans-9 missions; 8
missionaries; 378 members; 5 churches; 5 Sab
bath schools, and 263 scholars.
IV. Among the Indian Tribes-30 mis
sions; 27 missionaries; 4232 members; 39
churches; 34 Sabbath schools; and 1254 schol
ars; 9 manual labor schools, and 490 pupils.
V. China Mission-1 mission; 2 missiona
VT. Calithrnin 3fission-21 appointments,
with 20 ministers, and 300 members.
Kossuth and the Americans.
The New York Mirror alleges that Kossath
is writing letters from Europe to a New York
paper, in which he speaks of Americans in the
following complimentary language:
"And amidst these important events,(the
troubles between Turkey and Russia,) what of
America, sir? Why, America is represented
nowhere! Not one of the diplomatic agents of
her democratic government is yet on his post
in Europe; and a Minister to Constantinople
and Paris not even nominated yet! Why sir,
but that's a negligence surpassing imagination;
that a degradation of your national dignity;
which is bordering upon ridicule, if not upon
the contempt, of and fronr.the civilized world!"
A Murderer Escaped!
Alex. Ilittehimon, who has been lying in our
jail for two or three years past under sentence
of death, made his escape an Wednesday last,
by cutting his hobbles with an axe in the cel
lar, where he was allowed to go to cut wood,
and then passing through another apartment
of the cellar which was open to the street; and
so making his exit, unobserved for an hour or
two after he had gone, and no clue of him has
yet been obtained. The Sheriffoffers a reward
of 850 for his apprehension.—Hal. Reg.
The Star of the West Clouded.
The so-called Democracy of Westmoreland
through their return Judges, kicked up quite a
breeze the other day at their meeting in the
Court House. After the ticket was .formed
and delegates to the next 4th of Mach Conven
tion were chosen, a resolution was offfired in
structing the delegates to support Governor
Bigler for nomination to a second term. This
gave rise to a spirited debate, which wound up
is laying Me resolution on Me table, by as al
most unanimous rote. In the course of the de.
bate, it was pretty plainly hinted that Mr. Bi
gler, by some of his official acts, had made him
self obnoxous to the people generally, and even
to the Democracy of Old Westmoreland.
MtonATtox.—Wiseondn absorbing the great
body of the migration to such an extent that
Michigan finds herself rather neglected, and
the papers of that State are discussing means
for diverting the stream of settlers to lheirown
vacant lands. "According to the Detroit Free
Press, much of the popularity of Wisconsin
with emigrants is to be ascribed to the judi
cious laws passed by the Legislature of that
State to encourage emigration thither. The
Detroit Free Press says that 200 Norwegians
passed through Buffalo from Quebec a few
days ago, on their way to Wisconsin.
kffir. The Balloon ascension that was to
conic off on the fourth iu Pittsburg, was a total
failure; and that no doubt by design of those
who had the management of it. The motions
were gone through with, and the Balloon par.
tinilyinflated, when Mr. Wise seated himself
or rather suspended himself in the mashes of
some cords attached, and was let go of by his
assistants, the current of wind, but the lack of
Buoyancy in the "machine" carried it immedi
ately against to board fence surrounding the
grounds, producing a rent in it, which caused
the gas to escape. Tho whole humbug was well
managed, to produce this finale. Slr. Wise
got his dimes, but perhaps not as many as ho
HONORS CONFERRED.—At the commence
ment of Princeton College this week, honorary
degrees were conferred on the following named
gentlemen The degree of LL. Disi. on Hon.
Geo. M, Dallas, of Phila., and on Josiah W.
Gibbs, Professor of Yale College. The de.
gree of D. D. on the Roy. John .McFarlane, of
Dalkoith, Scotland, and on the Rev. Jean Pier.
re Revel, Moderator of the Waldensian Synod
in the rallies of the Piedmont. The degree
of A. M. on Josiah-Rhodes. Illinois, and Bev.
John Lowry•. Teacher at Bloomfield. 'The de-
{free of A. b. on Itobert of Philtukl
Ruay—our farmers.
Walted—n rod rain.
Low—the water in the Juniata.
Ifigh—the price of fresh beef and mutton.
berm: ring-Lour subscription list.
Struck—some of the hod•carrieee in this
place, for nn advance of 25 cents. They now
receive $1,25 per day.
G ir The less a man needs money, the more
he worships it. Misers are always people with
small appetites and no children.
65' A pleasant wife is a rainbow set in the
shy when her husband's mind is tossed with
storms and tempests.
How TO DISPERRE A MOD—pass round a bat,
soliciting contributions. They'll scatter in
double quick time.
1051.."H0me, sweet home," is the song that
we never heard a man sing, after he had been
married seven or eight years.
12E9— A coroner's jury recently returned a
verdict on the body of a poor fellow—Teath by
hanging'—around the tavern.
Par What is the difference between girls
and lemons ? The latter get the most of their
squeezing in the dog•daye, and the former
Ffon. W. C. Rico, of Virginia, our into
Minister at Paris, will deliver the address be
fore the N. V. State Agricultural Society, at
Saratoga Springs.
t H r T. P. Prelinghysen, Esq., of Newark,.
has been selected to deliverthe Annual Oration
before the Literary Societies of Rutgers Col
lege N. Brunswick, on the 2911, inst.
Saar Give the devil his due. Certainly; says
ootemporary; but it is better to have no deal
ing with the devil, and there will be nothing
due him.
liar They have got a pig in Ohio so thor
oughly educated, that he has taken to music.—
They regulate his time by twisting his tail—the
greater the twist, the higher the notes.
Kir Hon. Wm. 11. Seward has consented
to deliver nn oration on the occasion of dedica
ting the Capital rniversity buildings at Colum
bus, Ohio, sometime during September next.
116 r A youth of some 18 years of age was
recently married at Danville, Kentucky to a
widow of some 45 years, who had six children.
Go it while you are young—nothing like hav
ing a good start.
LYlNG—although the devil be the father of
lies, he seems, like other great inventors, to
have lost much of his reputation by the contin
ual improvements that have been made upon
* An author of a lake story, in describing
his heroine, say—"lnnocence dwells in the
rich cluster oilier dark hair." A waggish edi•
for suggests that a fine tooth comb would
bring it out.
SW' Human knowledge is n proud pillar,
but it is built in the midst of a desert of ignor•
once, and those who hava amended the high
est have only gained a more extended view of
the waste.
te.Two men went to "Californy." One
came back without 11 rag to his back, while the
other came back with nothing but rugs. Wan
ted to know, which did the best? Answers
may be sent till the mail closes.
All excesses are ill; hut drunkeness is
the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts
mini and unman.; fen. It seveals soerets, i 0
quarrolsonte. Im:ilium, imprudent, dangerous
and mad.
The folli;wing que4tion is now under de
bate before the Tilletuditun Lyceum: "Which
is the best, to die rich or lice poor P" Me
Crucken "goes (On" it. We
.shall issue the
result in a poster. Watch the lime sheds.
(Fe- Four thousand passports have lately
been issued to Hungarians who design corning
to America. Host of them are bound for Cali
fornia. The emigrants promise not to return
to Austria.
ge A lawyer once asked a Dutchman con
cerning a pig, "in court"—What earmarks had
ho? "Vol, yen I first became accquainthd mit
de hock, he had no earmarks except tat ho had
a very short tail."
1161" I will hazard the assertion, that no man
ever did or over will become truly eloquent,
without being a constant reader of the Bible,
and an admirer of purity and sublimity of its
language.—Fisher Ames.
dr If you ever feel like committing suicide,
just take a razor and shave yourself. Do this,
and two to ono you postpone the job. What
people imagine dispair is very often nothing
but a lack of cleanliness.
DIMICES-the Hartford Times says that the
New York and New Haven Railroad Company
has paid Mrs. M. W. Dimoek, of Mansfield,
$.5;000, whose husband loft his life at the Nor•
walk draw. It was all that Mrs. D. claimed,
and it was promptly paid.
1541 , ,. We heard a man saying on the street
the other day—" Glasgow will wonder who the
el—l wrote that Communication that appeared
in the Blair County Whig of last week." No
we don't Johnny—we know who wrote that ; and
we've got our eye on the author.
Mir Strawberries :grow in California as large
puthpkins. When They wish to ascertain
whether they aro ripe, they have to 'plug them,'
as we do water-melons. When served up 'for
the table, they are cut up into slices, like pine
apples. Crest country, that "Californy."
ibr A genius wears a pair of white panta
loons a whole season without once sending
them to the laundress. When dirty, he just ta
kes a white wash brush and dubs them over.—
A shilling's worth of lime does him two years:
There's genius as is genius. That young man
will do to travel.
sEir The editor of one of our western ex
changes announces the death of thefourth of
July, which recently occurred in his neighbor
hood. The next news from that quarters, we
presume, will be, a requiem ehaunted over the
grace of liberty.
ga- Dobbs is a strong believer in"guardian
angels." If it wore not for them; he asks,
what would Ice ep people from rolling out of bed
when they are asleep? As this is a poser, wo
pass it over to the Seedy Trowsets Debating
Cr If Major Raymond has any extra cop
ies of the Wl,ig of last week, containing that
mighty leader of his, on the sehject of State
Senator; and will send or bring them down, we
will take pleasure in having them 'distributed
among onr readers for his and his correspon•
dent's particular benefit.
Or We mentioned the other day, that the
people of lowa used Shanghai chickens to
plough with. We have - since learned that a
gentleman in Ohio carries mat tcrs still fiu•thrr;
and is now breaking a rooster to the saddle.--
Ile meets with very excellent