Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, October 26, 1853, Image 2

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Wednesday Morning, Oct. 26, 1853.
S. L. GLASGOW, Editor.
Agents for the Journal,
Thefollowingpereons we have appointed Agents
for the HUNTINGDON JOURNAL, who are author receive and receipt for money paid on sub
scription, and to take the names of new subscri
bers at our published prices.
We do this for the convenience of our subscri
bers living at a distance from Huntingdon.
JOHN W. THOMPSON, Esq. , Hollidaysburg,
SAMUEL COEN, East Barren,
Gamma W. Commune, Shirley township,
JAMES E. GLASGOW, Clay township,
DANIEL Teaorn, Esq., Cromwell township,
Dr. J. P. Asucom, Penn township,
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Dr. H. L. BROWN, Cass township, ,
J. WAREHAM SLATTERN ' Franklin township,
&mum STEPNEY, Jackson township,
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Col C. WATSO . M, Brady township,
Warns BRows, Springfield township,
Wx. Horcntxsox, Esq., Warriorsmark tp.,
JAMES McDowAr.n, Brady township,
RENEE NEFF, West Barree.
JOHN BALSRACH, WltterStreet,
Maj. CHARLES MicKLEr. Tod township,
A. M. BLAIR, Dublin township,
GEORGE WILSON, Esq., Tell township,
JAMES CLARK, Birmingham.
NATHANIEL LTTLE, Esq., Spruce Creek.
Maj. W. Moone, Alexandria.
B. F. WALLACE, Union Furnace.
Srsetow Wntont, Esq., Union township.
DAVID CLARKSON, Esq., Cassrille.
SVML'EL Wurrow, Esq., Franklin township,
JOHN LUTZ, Esq., Shirleysburg.
DAVID PARKER, Esq., Warriorsmark.
DAVID AURANDT, Esq., Todd township.
A few loads of good WOOD, wanted at this
Office, immediately.
New Advertisements.
It will be seen that Mr. L. NVestbrook, has
just returned from the east, and has now on
hand a large and well selected stock, of Boots,
Shoes. Hats, Ceps, &c. Give bins a call.
See Sheriff's Sale, Hunt. Co. Temperance
`League. Notice by Miles & Dorris. Admin.
istrator's Notices. Also,stray Steer, &c.
p®" The election being over, we will now
endeavor from this on to give our readers, in
addition to the passing news of the day, some
matter of a more substantial and practical na
ture. This we think altogether necessary in
newspapers designed for the perusal of families
and those whose tastes run a little higher than
such as read merely for the sake of the news
the papers contain.
se.. We call the attention of the friends of
education and the public generally, to the Lit
erary Notice,. in another column, of Juniata
Academy, Shirleysburg, Pa.
The Anniversary Address, before the Socie
ty connected with this Institution, will be de
livered on the 2d NOV. next, by Gov. Bigler.
This address was prepared by the Gov. for
the close of the School, but owing to indisposi
tion, he could not be present. The same will
be delivered by His Excellency at the time
above designated, which will be at the opening
of the next Session. We hope the friends of
the institution will not fail to he present.
Broadtop and Drakes Ferry Railroad.
This is a project which is eliciting considera
ble attention on the part, not only of those
individually concerned, but of the public gen
erally. There is no question that the con
struction of this road would be of magnitude
importance to the people residing in those
townships through which the contemplated
route is to pass. It is to commence at Mount
Union, or Mapleton Station, on the Central
Road, and passing through Union, Cass and
Tod townships, terminate at some point in the
Broad Top Coal Region. The length of the
Road, it is said, will be about twelve miles
from one point to the other.
Being well acquainted with the ground over
which it is to pass, we are confident, there will
be no very heavy work,except the tunnelling of
Sidling Hill, and that will be only a short dim
We understand the company has been re
gularly organized by the election of officers,
&e., who are pushing the matter as fast as pos
sible, and we hope they may succeed in a
speedy construction of. the road. It cannot
materially affect the interests of the Broad Top
and Huntingdon Road, and the more of such
public improvements our county can secure,
the better it will be for her citizens and the
community generally. So we hope the road
will be speedily made.
Our Officers Elect.
In James 'Maguire the people of Huntingdon
county will no doubt have a taithful, impartial,
and industrious representative, one who will
endeavor, we are satisfied, to legislate for the
interests of the whole people.
. .
Joshua Greenland, the Sheriff elect, Joseph
M. Stevens, the Treasurer elect, as well as
those who have been elected to fill the minor
county offices, are, we know, all intelligent, ac•
commodating, and well qualified to discharge
the duties of their several positions.
The people have reason to rejoice that they
have been so fortunate in the selection of such
capable men on this last occasion.
Mr. Greenland, a all the others, except
Mr. Stevens, who win enter on his duties about
the first of January, will be sworn in at the
November Court coming.
jar Those wishing to travel to the Trough
Creek settlement, should go on Mr. Smith's
line of hacks, which runs between Mill Creek
and Cassville. He is one of the most accom
modating proprietors we have met with for
some time. Long may he wave.
mop New Orleans has at length been decla. •
led, by the local Board of Health, to he free
from the epidemic which has been so fearfully
desolating its homes, and the Bee announces
to absentees that they may now safely retina.
A sanitary commission has been established,
which is laboriously Investigating the causes of
the awful visitation, and it inquiries will doubt.
less result in much future good to the afflicted
• Sarah J. Clarke, (well known rts Grace Green.
wood,) was married on Monday_nt the Episco•
-pal Church, in New Berlin, Pa., to Mr. Lippin•
• eott, of Washington city. Mr. L. is connected
with the ./Vity..nott/ Ern.
Robert Fulton,
Some forty years since a young American
was occupied in the construction of a few mod.
els of machinery, by which he might bend to
the use of navigation an agent familiar to all,
but which had only been pressed into the service
of mechanics a short tine before by the genius
of Watt. Receiving no countenance in this
country, he visited France, and at a diplomatic
dinner given at Paris, by Chancellor Living.
aton, to a company of Plenipotentiaries, States.
men and Literati, Fulton wearied the patience
of the guests by endeavoring to show them that
he could, if he had the means, construct a boat
that could stem the waves of the Hudson by
the force of steam with the velocity of four miles
an hour! But his plans were regarded as idle
and visionary, and repulsed he turned his face
to his native country ;—and it is interesting to
listen to his narration, recounting the opposi
tion he received from his own countrymen, the
little disposition they evinced to give his pro
ject any countenance. Says he, "my friends
were civil, but shy; they listened with patience
to my explanations, but with a settled cast of
incredulity on their countenances—l felt the
force of the language of the poet :
"Truth would you teach, to arms a sinking lend,
All shun, none aid you, and kw understand."
As I had occasion to pass daily to and fro
from the building while my boat was in pro.
gress, I have often listened, unknown, near the
idle group of strangers, gathering in little cir
cles, and heard various inquiries as to the ob
jest of this new vehicle. The language was
uniformly that of scorn, sneer, or ridicule. The
loud laugh often rose at my expense, the dry
jest, the wise calculation of leases and expen
ditures, the dull and useless repetition of the
'Fulton family.' Never did a single encour
aging retnark, a bright hope, or a warm wish
cross my path. The day arrived when my boat
was finished, and the experiment was made.—
To me it was a most trying and interesting oc
casion. I wanted some friends to go on board
to witness the first successful trip. Many of
them did me the favor to attend as.a matter of
personal respect; but it was manifest that they
did it with reluctance, fearing to be partners of
my mortification, and not of my triumph. I
was well aware, that, in my case, there were
many reasons to doubt of my own success.—
The machinery was new and ill-made, and ma
ny parts were constructed by mechanics unac
quainted with such work, and unexpected dif
ficulties might reasonably be presumed to pre
sent themselves from other causes. The moment
arrived in which the word was to be given fbr
the vessel to move. My friends were in groups
on the deck. There was anxiety mixed with
fear among them. They were silent, sad, and
wear* I rend in their looks nothing but dims
ter, and, I almost repented of my effort.. The
signal was given, and the boat moved on a
short distance, and then stopped and became
immovable. To the silence of the preceding
moment now succeeded murmurs of discontent
and agitation, and whispers, and shrugs. I
could hear distinctly repeated: '1 told you so—
it is a foolish scheme—l wish we were well out
of it.' I elevated myself on a platform, and
stated that I knew not what was the matter,
but if they would be quiet, and indulge me for
half an hour, I would either go on, or abandon
the voyage. I went below - and discovered that
a slight mal-adjustment was the cause. It was
obviated—the host went on; we left New York
—we passed through: the highlands—we reach
ea Albany! Yet even then imagination su
perseded the force of fact. It was doubted if
it could be done again, or if it could be-made;
in any case, of any great rahte." Well may
our coutryman, Willis, exclaim: "what an af
fecting picture of thestruggle of a great mind,
and what a vivid lesson of encouragement to
genius is contained in this simple narration."
His example should teach us the value of in
dustry, indefatigable patience rind perseverance
—his difficulties lead us never to despair in
any great enterprise, but even, if opposition
should offer, to persevere until success crowns
our efforts.
Official Returns,
The Harrisburg Union (Loco) publishes a
table of the of vote for State officers from
all the counties in the Commonwealth, except
Bradford, Elk, Forest, ''Kean, Pike, Potter,
Slaw and Venango, which foot up as ful
Judge of Supreme Court—Knot, D. 147,409
Budd, W. 110,099
Majority for Knox. 37,310
Canal Commissioner.—Forsyth, D. 143,880
Pawnsll, W. 112,137
Majority for Forsyth, 34,745
Auditor Genera—Banks, D. 148,343
M'Clure, W. 110,749
Majority for Banks, 37,594
Surreyor General.—Brawley, B. 140,025
Meyers, W. 113,492
Majority for Brawley, 36,533
These majorities will hardly be increased by
the counties yet to hear from, as the returns
from Washington county only includes the
Democratic vote. They are sufficient, Lowev•
er, for all useful purposes. The Whigs are
badly beaten, but this is not surprising, as on.
ly a corporal's guard seem to have attended
the _polls on election day. The way to win
elections by staffing at home has not yet been
discovered, and until it is, we fear the Whigs
must reap the penalty of their inaction.
Par Hon. William lliester died nt his resi
dence in New Holland, Lancaster county, on
the 14th inst., in the ad year of his age. He
hid represented that county in Congress, and
was a member of the Convention that chromed
our State Constitution. pf unimpeachable in.
tegrity, amiable manners, and liberal views,
Mr. Hiester won friends wherever ho was known,
and the notice of his death will be regretfully
received' throughout our State.
.Tho brother of Dr. J. M. Steiner, who recent
dshot Major Arnold at Fort Graham, Texas,
nies the truth of the litiblished accoantsm—
lic says that Major Arnold fired first upon the
Doctor, which he returned, breaking the Maj
or's arm, and that Arnold then tired on him a
seemullime, When Steiner shot him dead.—
The charge against Dr. Styling. by C. N.
Brooks,a Justice or the Peace from Hill county,
Texas, oo the Dith of September, who, alter
hearing the evidence relative thereto, di...char
ged Dr. Steiner on the ground that thei homi•
tide was commbied in self•defence.
SW Among the very singular creaks of the
last election was the election of a Whig Sheriff
in lirestinoreland county, and a Whig Treas.
ret in'old • Berks—both in eingle•handed con
Pennsylvania Legislature•—Session 18M.
1. Philadelphia city— Wm. A. Crabb, Eli K.
2. Philadelphia county—Smt.. G. HAMILTON,
William Goodwin, Levi Foulkrod.*
3. Montgomery—Benj. Prick.
4. Chester—Henry S. Beans.
5. Berks—William M. Hiester.
6. Bucks—Howard K. Sager.
7. Lancaster and Lebanon—Esaias Kinser,
Edward C. Darlington. •
8, Northumberland and Dauphin—John C.
9. Northampton and Lehigh—William Fry.
10. Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne—E.
W. Hamlin.
11. Adams and Franklin—David
12. York—Jacob S. Haldeman.
13. Cumberland and Perry—Samuel When
14. Centre, Lycoming, Sullivan and Clinton
—James W. Quigvle.
15. Blair, Cambria and Huntingdon—J.
Cresswell, Jr.*
16. Luzerne, Montour and Columbia—C. R.
17. Bradford. Susquehanna and Wyoming—
Wan. M. Platt.*
18. Tioga,Potter, MlKean Elk, Clearfield,
Jefferson an '
Forest—Byron D. Hamlin.
19. Mercer, Venango and Warren—Thomas
20. Erie and Crawford—James Skinivr.
21. Butler, Beaver and Lawrence—John Fer.
22. Alleghany—George Darsie, Jones R.
23. Washington and Greene—Maxwell I,P-
24 Somerset, Bedford and Fulton—H. B.
25. Armstrong, Indiana and Clarion—S. S.
29. Juniata, Mifflin and Union—Eli Slifer.
27. Westmoreland and Fayette—John 'W-
28. Schuylkill—John Hendricks.
Adams—John C. Ellis.
Allegheny—John S. llamiltnn, John M. Por-
Or, John J. Muse, Thomas J Bighorn, John E.
Armstrone, Clarion and Jefferson—David
T. Putney, Thomas Magee, Geo. W. Ziegler.
Beaver. Butler and Lawr.nve—B. B. Chans
berlin, W. Stewart, R. 13. 31'Combe.
Bedford, Fulton and Cambria—Wm. T.
Daugherty. Thomas Cain!.
Berke-L.lneob Wickloin, John B. Smith,
Daniel V. R. Hunter, Geo. Shenk.
Blair and Huntingdon—James L. Goan,
Jame., Magnin.
Bradford—John Pasarnore, William E. Bar
Buelcs—Evan Gorom, SUM U. Benne, Luth•
or Cobb .
Carbon and. Lehigh—David Laury, James
R. Struthers.
Centre—Charles R. Foster.
Chester—Henry T. Evans, Robert E. Mon
aghan, William Wheeler.
Clearfield, M'Kean and Elk—Aaron S. Ar
nold. . ,
Clinton, Lyeornine , and Potter—John B.
Beek. Gooree J. Eldred.
Columbia and Montnnr—George Scott.
Crawford—William 11, Davis. Jesse Smith.
Cntaherland—David J. M'Kee, Heary G.
Dauphin—Simon Sallain, George T. Hum•
Delaware—Jonathan P. Abraham.
Erie—Gideon J. Rail, Ampherr, A. Hills.
Fayette and Westmoreland—William A.
Banlc, Bpniamin Byerly, Abram Gallentine,
William Y. Rnbertti.
Franklin—John Rowe, Samuel Gilmore.
Gr,ile—John M. StnAdnle.
Jndiana—A7rrands ennwn.
Lanenster—.l4n A. Ilierland. Daniel R•rr,
IPnry Gray, c. L. Ifansecker, John Thaulint.
Leh. an —Joh n .21H/y.
Lucerne—A. B. Dunning, Truman Ather
Mercer, Venango and Warren—Lothrop
T. Partnlee, John J. Kilgore, Robert M. De-
Mifflin—Alexander Gibbon°,
Monroe and Pike—Abraham Edinzer.
Mont:emery—Henry Beyer, Charles H. Pal
mer, Jacob Fry, Jr.
Northumberland—David B. Montgomery.
Perry—Thomas Adams.
Philadelphia city—William C. Patterson.
N. W. Baldwin, George IL Hart, Henry K.
Strong. I
Philadelphia county—Thom. Mande;field,
Robert M. Car Geortm W. Hillier, John J.
Boyd, Robert B. Knight. Isaac W. Moore.
Richardson L. Wriltht, T. Potmsntr, J. H.
Mly, REgi.odix R. Mtutft, Josur, S.
Schuylkill—john Horn, Samuel Hippie.
Somerset—Joseph Cummins.
Susquehanna. Sullivan and Wyoming—Eera
B. Chase, James Deegan.
Tioga—James Lowrey.
Union and Juniata—John W. Simonton.
Washington—Mathew Linn, Jehu Jackman.
Wayne—Frederick M. Crane.
York—Jaenh K. Sidle, Vincent C. S. Eck
ert. Joseph Wilson.
Demoerats in Roman—Whigs in Italic—N.
lives in SMALL CAPS—New members marked
thus (*).
The above list, principally copied from the
Democratic Union; makes the Senate consist
of 18 Democrats, 14 Whigs and 1 native; and
the House of 70 Democrats, 2G Whigs and 4
natives—hut among the Democrats are embra•
ed several independents who may not always
go in for canal soup.
Particulars of the Escape of John Mitch.
ell the
The New York Times contains the following
account in a letter of the escape ofJohn Mitch
ell front the English Penal Colony in the South
Nearly all the exiles have, when they desi
red, obtained what are called "tickets of leave,"
which gave them liberty within certain prescri
bed limits. John Mitchell had one of these;
but not satisfied with the liberty vouchsafed to
him he concluded to return it, and take out
one of a somewhat different character—name
ly a "ticket of leave" fbr America. His friends
having made the ncessary preliminary arrange
ments, he proceeded to the Fake office of the
district where he resided. and with his usual
politeness handed to the Magistrate a letter
containing a resignation of his "ticket of leave."
The magistrate, as was his duty,
ly opened it, and "with spectacles on nose"
commenced devouring its important contents.
As our friend John had the advantage of a pri
or reading, he did not care to listen to a reci
tal, and consequently he left the august pres
ence of his honor, and in a moment was on the
back of a trusty steed, which two of his (and
our) friends had saddled and waiting for him
near by. The three, each well mounted, rode
with'becoming haste to the sea coast, where
boat awaited them, and the noble Mitchell was
soon pacing the deck of is vessel, at the, mast
head of which flaunted the Stars and Stripes.
That flag has floated over many, a.true man,
but never over one tiller to the CALM of liberty
throughout the world, and to every ennobling
sentiment and feeling, than John Mitchell.—
The vessel immediately put to sea,u'ul is now
on her way to the harbor of New York.
I am assured that John Martiu accompanied
him. I hope he did. My ieformation on this
point is not, however, from the most reliable
source; consequently, I cannot speak with cer
tainty. I have, however, the plehsure of infor
min:riroll that Mrs. Mitchell and her six child
ren fillye sailed from Hobart Town, and are
now on their way to join him in New York.- r
You will doubtless have pleasure of seeing
them all, a short tune after the rece;l). of this.
Tie yellow fever still continues to rage in
parts afi,isnippi end Loni,lsns.
Price of Flour.
Interesting Statistics.—We copy from the
Baltimore American the following highly in
teresting table, giving a comparative view of
the price of Flour in that city for the first three
months in each year from 179 G to the present
time. It possesses peculiar interest at the pre
sent moment, showing, as it does, the great and
rapid fluctuations of the market, and stating
the fact that at periods when labor did not ob
tain more than half the price it now commands,
flour has sold'at much higher prices. In 179 G,
for instance, it sold as high as fifteen dollars a
barrel, and at $14,25 in 1847.
Prices of Flour for the . first three months if the
year, from 1796 to 1853, inciu,ive,
Pears. janyary... Felayary. 21farch.
1796 $l2 - 00 $l3 50 $l5 CO
1797 10 00 10 00 10 00
1798 850 850 850
1799 950 950 50
1800 11 50 11 25 11 50
1801 11 50 11 25 11 60
1802 700 700 700
1803 650 650 650
1804 750 750 700
1805 11 00 12 25 , 13 00
1806 760 750 700
1807 750 750 750
1808 (embargo) 600 575 550
1809 do • 550 700 700
1810 (in Jnlr & An.z.} 775 808 825
this year $ll & 12)
1811 11 00 10 50 10 50
1812 (war) 10 50 10 12 975
1813 do 11 00 10 00 950
1814 do 725 925 800
1815 do 8.00 800 775
1816 - 900 900 800
1817 13 50 13 75 14 25
1818 10 00 10 75 10 50
1819 900 875 825
1820 600 550 500
1821 400 4OD 375
1823 625 625 625
1823 700 675 700
1824 600 tOO 612
1825 487 512 512
182 G 475 462 450
1827 675 600 475
1828 500 487 575
1829 850 825 800
1830 4G2 450 450
1831 • 612 625 700
1833 550 550 550
1833 575 500 550
1834 525 500 58;
1835 487 500 500
1836 650 662 675
1837 ' 11 00 11 00 10 75
1838 875 800 800
1839 800 825 750
1840 537 550 487
1841 490 450 425
1842 587 556 525
1843 387 398 375
1844 . 425 450 462
1845 400 425 425
1846 325 487 498
1847 475 587 612
1848 6 00 550 5 94
1049 800 487 481
1850 4 75 4 75 4 02
456 450 537
400 410 412
5 . 25 525 600
We bare chosen the first three months in the
year, January, February and March, for the
foregoing statement, for the reason that dour
has generally reached its highest point during
those months. In 1847, the Irish famine year,
during the month of June, flour advanced to
$9.73; although sales were made in November
nt stl,l2i, from which time it commenced to
Southern Mail—.Verienn News—Death of
Gen. Childs, ife.
Baltimore, Oct. 19.—The New Orleans pa.
Tiers of Wednesday and Thursday last have
been received.
Galveston dates of the 7th report the epi•
demic on the decline there.
Dates from Vera Cruz to the Bth had been
received, but there was no news of interest.—
The decree re-establishing the crder of Jesuits
in Mexico has been published. Gen. Arista
has written a letter in which he proposes to
witness operations between Turkey and Russia
should war break out.
In consequence of the defalcation of the
Cashier of the Sisters of Charity in Mexico.
they have been rendered bankrupt, leasing
debts which the Trait D'Union says amount to
znany'hundred thousand dollars.
Di. Steiner, who killed;' Major Arnold, has
been acquitted by the civil court, but he is still
held to bail for trial by a court martial.
The steamboat McDaniel exploded nt the
mouth of the Mississippi, on the 12th, killing
three persons and scalding others.
The Washington Stnr asserts that the neces•
sib, for the removal of Messrs. Bronson and
O'Connor will be enforced in the Union before
any further steps arc taken. . .
The Hon. Isaac Davis, of Mms., has been
appointed Ast. Treasurer at Boston.
Gen. Childs, of the U. S. A., died at Tampa
Bay, on the Bth inst of yellow fever.
Collision on the Columbia Railroad—Two
Lives Lost.
Lancaster, Oct. 21.—A collision occurred on
Coatesville Bridge, this morning, between a
freight train going• eastward and a passenger
train going west. Both engines were disabled,
and two men, named Williams and Davis be•
longing to the freight train, were killed. and
another man was injured severely. One of the
trains was coming round the short curve, near
the bridge, which prevented the engineer of the
other train seeing the danger. Both trains
were going very slow—only at the rate of fonr
miles per hour. None of the passengers were
injured, except one person in the bind car.—
The shock was scarcely felt. Those killed be.
longed to Pennington,:ille.
Death of Hon. lehabod Bartlett.
Portsmouth, IV. IL, Oct. 20th.—Hon.
hod Bartlett, Of this State, expired yesterday.
The deceased bad held the office of Speaker of
the New Hampshire House, and served, also,
during three terms as member of Congress.—
At the expiration of the last term he was suc
ceeded by Franklin Pierce, now President of
the United States.
Washington, Oct. 21st.—Mr. Bronson's re
moval has certainly been deter Mined on,
This is a fixed fact. The President will not tol
erate insulmrdination. It is surmised that
Judge Nicholson is preparing an elaborate an
swer to Bronson's letter. This is probably true
as the editor was not on the Avenue today,
and did not see company at his room. A dis
tinguished Cass Democrat, hut one who will
not use patronage to thwart the Administra.
tion of its settled policy; will probably be Mr.
Bronson's•successor—Mr. Redfield, most likely.
Several important appointments, foreign and
domestic, will be announced ere long.
J. 1.. O'SulLvan. whose name has been men
flint.' in connection with the New York Sub.
Treasury, will, most probably, he selected for a
diplomatic station. The most perfect unanim
ity exists between the President and his Cabi
Ilemoral of Collector Bronson—Appointments.
irushinglors. Oct 22.—The Cabinet had a
.protracted session to-dey, in relation to the dif
ficulty with reitard to the New York appoint.
ments. The fullowingis the result:
Ilernan J. Redfield. (Soft Shell) has been
appointed Collector of New Yurk, vice Me. Bryn.
bUll t removed.
J. 11.13tulhelul, (Soft Shell) Naval
in the place of Mr. Redfield, promoted to Col.
John S. Cisco, (Soft Shell) Sub Treasurer,
vice John A. 1.),:c.
John L. O'Etillivan, (Free Seiler) io appoint.
td CUR r,7,a to Portuol
Thanksgiving Day.
We sobjoin a copy of the proclamation just
issued by Governor Bigler, fixing upon Thurs.
day, the 2-lth day of November next, as a time
for thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God,
throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylva
nia, for the numerous blessings he has bestoif
ed upon us. This annual festival, though pro
vided for by no law of Pennsylvania, seems
yet so naturally looked for every year by our
people, and is so congenial to their sentiments,
that our Governor would be thought to have
omitted the performance of a solemn duty
were no proclamation issued for thanksgiving
day. The proclamation we publish below is
written in a'very proper spirit, and will meet
the approval of the community generally:
, . ...
In the name and he the authority of the
Commonwealth ofPenniylvithia, WILLIAM
BIGLER., Governor, of the said C om m u n.
[L. S.l Fellow Citizens—A merciful and
beneficient Providence has blessed our coon
try during the year thnt has just passed. His
exceeding goodness calls for an earnest mani
festation of our gratitude as a people.
A firm belief in the existence of God, and
a just conception of the perfections of his na
ture—of His nttributes of infinite wisdom and
power—of His boundless munificence and mer
cy, lie at the thutidation of trite religion, and
constitute the basis of that righteousness that
exalteth a nation.
An humble acknowledgement of depend.
once on the overruling care of "that God who
measureth the ocean in the hollow of hishand,"
whose will controls the destiny of nations, and
who yet condescends to feed the fowls of the
air and clothe the bilks of the field, is an act
ofhomnce eminently becoming a people so pc•
culiarily fitvored as we hove been.
The blessings of pea, have distinguished
the closing year. With the entire family of
States our relations are amicable, and give
promise of a bright future. Our free institu
tions of government have been perpetuated,
and religious and political liberty vouchsafed
to the people. The cause of education, moral
ity and religion have been steadily on the ad
vance; the arts and sciences have gained addi
tional perfection. and all the great interests of
the people, physical and moral, have flourish
-In our own Commonwealth, the merciful
care and boundless good of Providence have
been most strikingly manifested. We are un
der special obligations for His henificienco and
mercy. The people have not only been spar
ed the afflictions of the pingie and pestilence,
but they have been blessed with abundance of
the choicest productions of the earth. The
seasons have passed in their regular o rder.—
Winter and Spring and summer have come
and gone, and Autumn is now ; "seed time and
harvest" we have had, ar.d the husbandman
has rejoiced in the rich rewards of his toil.—
The valleys and hills and plains have given of
their abundance, to make glad the hearts of
the people.
The desoaltions of famine, which at present
seem to threaten some of the nations of the
eastern continent, ns do the devastations of war,
have thus been turned from this people, by the
strong arm of His power.
"The pestilence that walked' in darkness,
and the destruction that wasteth at noon day"
—whose ravages have sorely afflicted the citi
zens of surrounding States—have not been per
mitted to invade our favored Commonwealth.
It has pleased a merciful Providence to res
train the hand of the destroyer, and to bestow
on Pennsylvania a season of health and unal
loyed prosperity.
These mnnifold blessings are in the gift of
God, and to Him our grateful acknowledge.
ments should be devoutly made.
Under the solemn convictions of duty, and
in conformity with the wishes of many good
citizens, 1, William 13igler, Governer of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby
appoint Thursday, the 24th day of November
next, as n day of general thanksgiving and
praise throughout the State, and earnestly im
plore the people that, setting aside all worldly
pursuits on that day, they unite in offering
thanks to Almighty God for his past goodness
and mercy, and beseech hint for a continuance
of his blessings.
Given tinder my hand, and the Great Seal of
the'State, at Harrisburg, this seventeenth
day of October, in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, and
of the Commonwealth the seventr•eight.
By the Governor: C. A. BLACK,
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
October 19, 1853.
We have just heard that Messrs. Frick, Sli
fer ,t Frick, of Lewisburg, in this county, suf
fered severely by n fire at their boat-yard on
Saturday evening lust. Their steam saw-mill,
but lately built, was completely destroyed, to
gether with a large and valuable lot of lumber
and three finished boats; beside two unfinished
that were badly scorched. The loss is estima
ted at $25.000. The county suffers a loss of
about $4,500 in the burning of the bridge
across Buffalo Creek; ut that place, nt the same
The kindling of the fire is supposed to have
been the work of an incendiarv,and Benj. Stone,
who was lately a workman In the yard, but
had been discharged, is now lodged in the
county jail, on suspicion. The fire was first
discovered in the lower part of the Mill.
I Union County Star, 20th inst.
Iteir Lately a party of California emigrants,
front the neighborhood of Clarksville, Texas,
had encamped at a point known as "Thorn's
Well's." During the night the Indians effec
ted a stampede of their animals. On the fol
lowing morning, 13 of theparty mounted and
went in pursuit, and after following the Indians
some fifty stiles, discovered some of the party
miter a deep and extensive cannon in the moan.
tains. Very few of the Indians were at first
observed by the Americans, and those kept up
a slow retreat, entering the cannon and follow
ing, up its course towards the head. The Ameri.
cans gave chase for about ten miles, when they
discovered that they had been entrapped, and
were surrounded by a large body of Indians,
who were concealed behind rocks and the ra
Four of the Americana were immediately
killed, and the others endeavored to sell their
lives as dearly as possible, and did so. Ten of
the number were killed on the ground, and only
three escaped, who suffered all the horrors of
famine and thirst for eight days, whets they ar
rived at the settlements, so much wasted that
one of the number then died. The other two
were recovering.
• tir When the steamer Florida last left New
York, the following interesting incident took
As the Florida was about to reeve her wharf
in New York, a rather genteelly dressed person
presented himself to the steward of the vessel
with a fine child of about two years of age in
his mins ' and requested him to take charge of
it.until he returned, stating that he wished to
step ashore fur a few minutes. The "lew min
utes," however, have not expired with him,
and perhaps never will; but the prattling infant
is happily cared for, as the humane and gener
ous steward cannot be prevailed upon to place
it in other keeping than his own. During the
paSenge, the little fellow became quite an ob
. Ject of interest, and could have secured mote
than one protector besides the worthy guardian
who tiule a pride in its charge.—.Sareanah
eir A singular incident occurred on the oc
casion 'of the recent collision between the Paris
and Bordeaux Railroad. The conductor, whose
place was in the luggage van, on healing the
noise of the approaching train, opened the
ding door and put out ins head to see what was
the matter. At that moment the trains canto
in collision, the sliding door was violently elan,
ined to, and decapitated hint as neatly as a
guillotine. His head rolled down the embank.
amt. •,!::!. yl7 r,tnalled is lb, •,,t
y- He who labours for mankind, without a
care finr himself, has already began his immor•
_ _
.i, . The true poet is he who finds for the
universal thought and feeling the becoming
Ifir Pleading at the bar—A toper trying to
persuade a bar-keeper to trust him for a three
cent "nip." _
,tom` The real and personal property in St.
Louis has just been assessed at $39,397,186,
an increase of $2,299,606 since last year.
le_ Charles Dickens computes, that one•
sixth of the English people gain their liveli•
hood from the trade with the United States.
ile who would acquire fame, must not
show himself afraid of censure. The dread of
censure is the death of genius.
VE4... The snake may reach the eminence as
certainty as the eagle, but he reaches it by
crawling, and he still remains a snake.
02). The sleeves on the ladies drCsses nre
now made so large that it gives the fair
creatures a chance to laugh in them.
Never despair in adversity. Work and
persevere. When a wheel is going round, the
bottom must turn npward—sometime.
SW' Solitude bears the same relation to the
mind that sleep does to the body. It affords it
the necessary•opportunities for repose and re•
'Two mammoth squa;tes were exhibited
at the Eric (Pa.) Agricultural Pair, last week
—one weighed 226, and the other 227 pounds.
ifir Content and kindness are the soft ler
nal showers and fostering sunny warmth that
keep a mane nature and being fresh and
Sta.l' The effect of character is always to
command consideration. We sport, and toy,
and laugh, with men or women who have none;
but we never confide in them.
The only correct idea or social liberty
id, that each person should he suffered to oc•
copy his proper place, according to his natural
kn. There is talk in England of introducing
the American railroad car, which is fur better
in every respect than the small coach-ear of the
English railroads.
Mr.. Dan Marble, speaking of a young gem
tient. with moustaches, said: "He is a critter
that wears hair on • his upper lip to keep the
spiders from crawling into his hollow squash.
SIS."I'm afraid of the lightning," murmur
ed a pretty woman, during a thunder storm.—
“Well you may be,” sighed a despairing ador
er, "when your heart is steel."
It is not long since that the llon. Abbot
Lawrence gave $50,000 to the Lawrence Sci
entific School at Cambridge—ho is about to
add $50,000 more to the same object.
CZ" Justice is the great, but sitnple princi
ple, and the whole secret of success, in all gov.
crosscut; as absolute'? essential to the training
of an infant, as to the control of a mighty on
ca- It is easier to forgive an ancient enemy
than the friend we have offended. Our resent
ment grows with our undesert, and we feel vin
dictive in due degree with our own doubts of
the chance of finding forgiveness.
air The amiable is a duty most certainly,
but most not be exercised at the expense of
any of the virtues. He who seeks to do the
amiable always, can only be successful at the
frequent expense of his manhood.
tlgr Many persons fancy themselves friendly,
when they aro only officious. They counsel,
not so much that you should become wise, as
that they should be recognised as teachers of
egr The vulgar mind fancies that judge.
meet is implied chiefly in the capacity to cen
sure; and yet there is no judgement so exqui
site as that which knows properly how to up.
cer The birth of n el,lld is the imprisonment
of a soul. The soul mmit work its way out of
prison, and in doing so, provide itself with
wings for a future journey. It is fur each of us
to determine whether our wings shall be tissue
of an angel or a grub!
Gir Sax gives the following advice to the
rising generation:
In going to parties just mind what you're at,
Beware of your head, and take care of your hat,
Lest you find that a favorite son of vour mother
Has an ache in the one and a brick in the other.
A Clerical Resignation and Appointment in
the Bureau of the Solicitor of the Treasurer.—
Mr. A. G. Seaman, having resigned his third
class ($1,500 per annum) clerkship in the Soli
citor's ace, Franklin L Burr, of Connecticut,
has been appointed for examination to fill . the
vacancy thus created.
eir The moment that a man begins to rise
above his fellows, he becomes a mark for their
missiles. The already superior regard him as
a probable competitor, and those below, or
equal, as an impediment to their own progress.
They make a common cause accordingly, for
his destruction.
Gir Better that we should err in action than
wholy refuse to perform. The storm is so much
better than the calm, as it declares the pros.
ence of a living principle. Stagnation is some
thing worse than death. It is corruption also.
l i r That audacity, which is one of the men
tials of genius, has always laughed at what the
convention would describe as decorum:—
Genius is discovery 1 How should it submit
the training of its eyes to those by whom no
discoveries have yet been made ?
ffir"With full assurance in the arm of the
Almighty," says the Emperor of Russia, "we
go forth to fight for the orthordox faith," And
accordingly, twelve thousand muskets, and the
usual proportion of sabres and bomb•shells, are
sent on in advance, to promote the spread of
Christianity among the heathen Turks.
Mr Courting is an institution made up of
flutes and moonlight—a period that brings dia.
cretion to a full stop, and marks, with a star
the morning of our hopes. Courting converts
women into angels, mouths into honeycomb—
the heart becomes a great hive of sweets—while
kisses are the bees that keep up the supply.—
Agaid we ask, did you ever hold the head of a
blue-eyed girl?
sr The first Locomotive, built west of the
Allegheny mountains has just been completed
at Chicago. It is celled the Enterprise; and
trial trip having been made with it in the run
from Chicago to Geneva, on lox river, Wis.
cousin, it attained the speed of a mile in 68
seconds. This is an event of some importance
The vast increase of railroads at the West has
suggested the advantage of locomotive facto.
ries in the West. Accordingly, we find that
movements aro in progress fur the establish.
meet of them at Pittsburg, Indianapolis, Low
isville; Columbus, and other places. Chicago l •
has got ahead of other Western towns, Pud has
yen tern nut I;cpyi evgTneP.
The Louisville Courier tells of a terrible murder
under the following circumstances:—A man on
his return from California, in Jackson county
Illinois, a few weeks since, was met a short die ,
'lance only from his house by a neighbor, who,
upon learning he had money, killed and robbed
him. Another person happened to be coming
that way, and having his attention attracted by
the report of a gun, espied the villain dragging
his victim into the bushes. Immediately upon
being discovered, the murderer commenced re-
loading his gun; but before he succeeded, the
man rushed upon him; knocked him down, and
secured him as a prisoner. •
The deceased was a man of family; had been
absent some two years, and had suffered all the
perils, hardships, and privations of the pioneer
California gold diggers, for the sake of a little
money, and was brutally Murdered for it, when
almost in sight of his wife and children, ?it rnfif
whom he regarded as his friend.. '
"TM MilltiCitlfA. -10
Oct. 25, 19:13.
• • .$6.5u 1 $6,75
Flour per hbl.,
Clover Seed, per bu.,•
Red Wheat, per b 0.,•
White Wheat, per bu,
•Rye, per bu
Corn, per bu
Buckwheat, per bu• •
Oata, per bu
Flaxseed. per bn
Hay, per ton
Batter, per lb.,
Oct. 34, 1853.
$6 VI
3 93
1 44
I 40
Flour per bbl
Corn Meal
White Wheat, per bu
Oct. 24, ISM
36 16
4 SO
1 47
I 61
Flour per bbl
Corn Meal
White Wheat, por bu
eir POISONING. ..e)
Thousands of I'arents who one Vertu Vag. com
posed of Castor oil, Calomel, &c., are not aware,
that while they appear to benefit the patient, they
aro actually laying the foundations for a series of
diseases, such as salivation, loss of sight, weak
ness of limbs, &c.
In another column will be found the advertise
ment of Hobensack's Medicines, to which we ask
the attention of ell directly interested in their own
as well as their Children's health. In Liver
Complaints and all disorders arising from thous
of a billions type, should make use of the *lily
genuine medicine, flohensack's Liver Pills.
shir"Be not De , fired," toil ask for Hobensitek'e
Worm Syrup and Liver Pills, and observe that
each has the signature of the Proprietor, J. N.
110I3ENSACK'S, as none else are genuine.
!SA:fix° of the word "PEPSIN," or of the two
Greek words front which it is derived. This ii
the significant turd appropriate title of the Teus
DionSTIVE FLUID, or GAmtte Rt., prepared
by Dr. J. S. lloyouToN, of Philadelphia, from
the fourth etomoch of the Ox, for the cure of T.-
digestion and Dyspepsia. It is Nature', own
remedy for an unhealthy Stomach. No art of
man can equal its curative powers. It renders
0001) EATING perfectly consistent with HEALTH.
See the figure of the Ox, in another part of Ws
In Mill Hall, Clinton Co., on Thursday the
18th inst., by Rev. Mr. Garley, Mr. Enmrsis
BLANCHARD, Esq., of Bellefonte, to Miss MART
J. daughter of Saul. McCormick, of the former
riarAir 31.ZarEDMENT 11111
The Ancient Borough.
IL `i . `J 2CI I 5
-HAS just returned from the eastern cities wits
the largest. chespest.and best assortment of
S, ever
o i rett r i S n tl B iis il e d onn S ty l . W H E e
also has
a large and ryalcndid assortment of
Hats and Caps,
of the most fushtonable styles. Also, Ladies'
and Childrens' woolen hose. Carpet Bugs,liand
Trunks, &c., Mr the travelling community. Also
a great variety of useful articles too numerous to
The puhlie are respectfhlly invited to call and
examine the stock. Ile it determined to sell 2.
CHEAP, Wont cheaper than any other establish
ment in the county.
Store on 11111 street, opponito Snyder'i Cheap
lothing Store.
OM 26 * '53.
Hunt. Co. Temperance League.
W ILL take notice that the next regular
ting of the League, will be held at the
Court House, in the borough of Huntingdon, en
Wednesday the 16th day of November next, at •
o'clock I'. hf.
The public generally, both Ladies and gentle
men are respectfully invited to attend upon the
The officers ere requested to bo in attendance,
as business of importance will be brought before
the Lenin.
end others, v. lree
Wm. P. Orbison,
James Maguire, 8 ecretariaa,
J. W. Mattern,
Oct. 26,'53.-3t
THE Anniversary Address before the Juniata
Academy, Shirlersburg y Huntingdon Co.,
which was postponed on account of the nines■
of the speaker, will be delivered on Wedneeday
Nov. 2d, at the opening of the School, by HI.
Excelleney WILLIAM 131 G LER, Governor
of Pennsylvania. The friends of the Luau.
tion, and the public generally are respectfully
invited to attend.
By order of the Board,
Oct. 26, 1833.
H as been running in pasture for some time, ma
the Log Cabin farm, in Walker township,
;.pposite Huntingdon. She appears to be about'
5 years old; a bold, fine looking animal—pria
eipally a red color—has a white stripe on the
right fore shoulder, and one on her right hind
quarter—one alto, on the left fore shoulder, and
white belly. The owner is requested to come
forward, prone property, pay expenses and take
her away or she will he disposed of according t.
Oct. 56 's3.—St.
Administrator's Notice.
T ETTERS of administraticn having been
I granted to the undersigned on the estate of
Henry Rhodes, late of Cromwell township, Hun
tingdon county, dee'd., All persons indebted wilt
make immediate payment, and those haring
claims will preaant them duly authenticated for
settlement. JOSErtz RuoDEs,
Oct. 2G.'53. -6t.•.
Ad -
,aninistratorb's Notice.
T ETTERS of administration having been
groot o d i o the subscriber
ns on the estnte of
Jti . lin Rupert, late of Clay towhip, Huntingdon
county, ilec'd., All persons indebted will make
Immediate payment, and those having claims
will present theta duly authenticated for settle
Oct. 26, '33,—Gt.. Adm..
A LL persons having claims for taxes &c..
against the Thick lintel, owned hy Messes.
Enos, Lawrence & Mifflin, in this borougliorill
please present the saute immediately for payment
Oct. 26,
&r fv"l lbs. of Cod 11,14 just reteired And for
A . ! ,slo by .1. it IK, fiairst,
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