Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, November 23, 1853, Image 2

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Wednesday Morning, Nov. 23, 1853.
8. L. GLASGOW, Editor,
Agents for the Journal.
The following poreons we have appointed Agents
for the Ilutsrittonoti JOURNAL, who are author
ized to receive and receipt for money paid on sub
scription, and to take the names of new eubscri
ber!atour published prices.
. .
We do this fur the Convenience of our subsea.
hers living at a distance from Huntingdon.
Joon W. Titomrsos, Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SAMUEL COEN, East Barree,
GEonon W. CORNELIUS, Shirley township,
JAMES E. GLASGOW. Clay township,
DANIEL TIMER, Esq., Cromwell township,
Dr. J. P. Astreom, Penn township,
Dr. H. L. Bnowx, Cass township,
J. WAREHAM MATTERN, Franklin township,
SAMUEL SrErvEr, Jackson township,
RonEnr Mlinnxuy,
Col. Jwo. C. WATSON, Brady township,
Morons BRowx, Springfield township,
WU. lluremsriscim, Esq., Warriorsmark tip.,
JAMES MCDONALD, Brady township,
HENRY NEFF, West Barren.
AN. CHARLES MICKLEY. Tod township,
A. M. BLAIR, Dublin township,
GEORGE WILSON, Esq., Tell township,
JAXES CLARK, Birmingham.
NATHANIEL LYTLE, Esq., Spruce Creek.
Mai. W. Moons:, Alexandria.
SIMEON WRIGHT, Esq., Union township.
DAVID CLAmcsorr, Esq.,
SvmuEL Wrarow , Esq., Franklin township.
JOHN Lurz, Esq., Shirleysburg.
DAVID PARKER, Esq., Warrioramark.
DAVID AunAttnr, Esq., Todd township.
Ber Joint ARMITAGE, Esq., of this borough,
was admitted, on Monday last, to practice law
in the several Courts of Huntingdon County.
His acknowledged intellectual ability and
shrewdness, are sure guarantees to hint of at
taining a high positimi at the bar, if it is his
purpose to give the profession of law his !Men.
tion. We wish him success in his new calling,
and hope he may meet with the encouragement
his talents and qualifications deserve.
Wk. Joshua Greenland, Esq., our worthy
Sheriff elect, will be sworn in this week. Next
week he will move his family to the jail where
he will take up his lodgings for the next three
years. Peace and joy go with him.
He has employed David Blair, Esq., as his
counsel, and a happier selection could not well
have made. This is the first instance of his
wisdom and prudence--many more will follow,
No MORE. Coroutso.—lf you want to stop
your cough speedily, go at once and purchase
a bottle of Dr. Keyser's Pectoral Syrup, it only
costs half a dollar, and will cure a cough in
less than a day. It has been highly approved
whereever it is known. Sold by Thos. Read,
& Son, Huntingdon and by Druggists every
GOOEY AND GRAILM—These excellent mag•
azines for December have been received.
Godey is hard to beat in any particular,
and Graham ditto. We have often felt surpri
aed that they are not seen on the parlor table
of every lady and family in the community.—
If-they were once properly introduced and
their worth appreciated, it would be impossi•
He to dispense with them.
we- The Episcopalians held a fair in the
Town Hull, last week, and we learn, realized
quite a handsome sum of money, which will be
appropriated to the benefit of the conzregation
at this place. It would have rejoiced our heart
if they had received five times as much as they
did, for their congregation is rather small here,
and we understand, has some difficulty in re•
moving a few liabilities caused by the erection
of St. John's Church.
We trust they will finally succeed, and thus
give to the world another evidence of the pow
er of christian fortitude and perseverance.
SOLDIERS OF 1812.—There was a meeting
of these "brave associates" held in this town
sometime during last week, but we have not
been able to learn what the nature of their pro.
ceedings was. The community, we have no
doubt, would like very much to learn something
of the history of this war, through a few of the
worthies who figured so extensively at some
of those "hard fought battles," and then lost
courage and deserted.
The American soldier, who has faithfully
served his country, always stands au object of
special regard by our citizens, and has volumes
of praise written in his favor. We are said to
be no 'ungrateful people"—will any body
doubt this?
Spiritual Telegraph.
We have received a copy of this paper from
the editor, with the request that his "editorial
brethera will notice the peculiar features of
the Telegraph."
What to say on the subject of Spiritual Sci
ence, to the promotion and development of
which the columns of the Telegraph arc exclu
sively devoted, is difficult for us to determine.
We are not personally a disciple of the faith,
nor are we a positive unbeliever, because we
are not prepared to refute the arguments and
facts, its advocates bring to bear in its favor.
But if all that is said on the subject is true,
it is certainly a very wonderful and mysterious
science, and its scoffers should he careful as to
what they say against it. We cannot recom•
mend it to our readers, farther than to say, if
any of them have a desire to learn something
about the mysterious workings of unseen spir
its, and a disposition to search after truth,
which sometimes exists in very large masses of
error, they can procure a copy of the "Spirits.
al Telegraph," at No. 300 Brotolway, N. Y.,
by paying two dollars in advance. Further
than this, the deponent saith not—at least for
the present.
The Result of the Election in Wisconsin.
MILWATIKIE, Nov. 12.—The Democrats have
undoubtedly carried the State by a sweeping
majority- The following ticket, all Democrats,
is elected :
Governor—William 'Ruston.
Lieut. Govenor—J. Lewis.
Secretary of State--Grey.
Attorney General—George Smith.
The Legislature is largely Democratic.
Tue P stated
is _
shat President l'ieree's message will ho sent,
as usual, to the postmasters of the met impor•
taut cities in advance, to be given to the news.
yarers the moment it is ' , resented to Congre,,
Westminster Abbey.
A vessel is speeding its way o'er the waters.
Over its side a traveller listlessly bends, and
gases Into the deep blue sea rolling beneath.
The waves gently ripple against the ship's aide,
curling their crests into wreathe of foam, which
sparkle in the sunlight with dazzling brilliancy-
Every thing isbeautiful and bright: and stfrely
nothing can be farther from the thoughts of
him, who is looking down upon all this, than
Death. Yet, far below him, among the coral
rocks, rest the bones of many who, too, at one
time perhaps, looked upon those peaceful wat
ers and reeked not that Death lurked beneath
their mirrored surface.
Where has not Death been? The world is
his domain, where he has swayed his sable
sceptre in all ages. The brow upon which the
wrinkles of time have thickly gathered, as well
as the bead, around which the curling ringlets
of youth cluster, are alike laid low in the duet
by his merciless hand.
But, though Death thus relentlessly tears
away from us those whom we hold dear, the
mind clings strongly to their memory. The
tendrils of our affections have twined about
them; and tears unbidden start when fancy
woos the images of "dear departed ones." We
love and revere them still, and our feelings find
vent in tokens of affection, bestowed upon their
lifeless remains. 4nd, although them last sad
tributes no longer affect them, they afford us
the melancholy pleasure of fondly thinking,
that their spirits, hovering near, see and are
The affectionate sister, at the return of Spring,
anxiously watches the opening of the first rose
bud, that she may haste away, and scatter its
fresh petals over the green hillock, that presses
the bosom of a beloved brother. One mists a
rough stone, upon which is cut, in rude char
acters, the initials of the deceased. Another,
willing to let the world know how good a man
has gone from their midst, emblazons upon a
tablet of finer texture the virtues of him who
rests beneath. The wealthy man raises a statue,
and a Nation rears a pile, that towers to the
clouds, under which the great, the good, the
noble, and the mighty of her land are "gather
ed to their fathers."
Such is Westminster Abbey I Look upon
its spires pointing heavenwards, glittering in
the reflection of the glorious sunbeams. How
emblematic of the fame of those, whose last
resting place they point outl Whilst the sun
light of their good deeds streams from their
memories, we gaze upon their resplendent glo•
ry with reverential and admiring eyes; but,
when the tires, which once burst upon us, have
waned in their brightness, when the flame,
which has not been kindled upon the altar of
Truth, has gone down in its socket, their names
fade away from our sight, and sink forever in j
the sea of oblivion.
A mysterious building is that Abbey, that
Palace of Death!
"A temple, shadowy with remembrances
Of the majestic past!
Around it, the affections of a nation cluster, for
even in England, good and great men are only
discovered to be such, only begin to be beloved
and revered, when their spirits are beyond
praise or censure. and their bodies mingled
with their kindred dust.
We enter its portals wills bowed heads, and,
with noiseless footstep, tread our way among
the tombs of those, who, "being dead, yet.
speak." Our eyes are cast upon the ground,
and, in the tesselated pavement, are the rude
marks of the chisel, exhibiting to our eyes
characters that will soon need the kind offices
of an Old Mortality, to rescue their subjects
front oblivion. We direct our attention about
us, down the long aisles, which stretch away
from us on every side; and, in the array of sta
tues, pillars and monuments, vainly endeavor
to fix our gaze upon any single object. With
reverence and awe, we lift our eyes to the fret
ted ceiling, where the delicate pillars shoot up
with graceful curves in pointed arches. The
folds of massy drapery and gorgeous banners
cover the walls. The large arched windows
admit through their stained glasses, the "dim
religious light" of evening, which steals along
the corridors, "in a path of dreamy lustre,"
softening the bold projections, and melting
away into the gloom of the recesses beyond.—
We gaze upon all—below us, around us, above
us—then with hearts too full for utterance, sink
at the base of a monument; and, with head re•
clined upon the marble, muse upon the Past,
the Present and the Future, hero so vividly
brought before our minds.
Before us pass, in ghostly array, the grim,
gaunt forms of mail-clad warriors, time-honored
sages and ladies fair, who thronged the courts
of Sebert and his successors, and whose ashes
now rest with his, under the monument of his
zeal and attachment for his holy religion. All
traces of the Present vanish from our sight;
and we are amongst another race of beings.—
The iron-shod heel rings upon the s'.one pave
ment, the raised visor reveals the stern unyield
ing front that quails not, when dangers, in de
mon shapes, threaten to overwhelm—the gaunt
leted hand rests upon the hilt of the broad
falchion, ready at the moment to unsheathe,
either in the cause of honor, to protect injured
innocence and oppressed virtue, or cleave to
the shoulders the haughty Saracen, whose
blood-red Dag waves from the battlements of
Salem's sacred walls. The Lien Heart is there,
rushing on with the maddened fury of the
whirlwind, hewing himself a way through the
mass of his foes, all reeking with gore, which
gushes forth at every stroke of his ponderours
battle axe.
Now the scone shifts, and, what we world
call a more enlightened generation fills the
"places which once knew their fathers." The
Philosopher is sitting in his study; and, whilst
his wn mind is bursting the bonds which here
tofore fettered it, he is opening up a way to
Truth, upheaving the foundations of Error,
clearing away every obstruction that might im
pede the progress of others, and giving to Sci
ence the Novutu Organum, by which she has
ever since been guided. The Statesman is
standing among the assembled powers of the
realm, who watch, as from an oracle, the words
of sage wisdom which drop from his lips. And
then, from afar, come swelling the notes of the
Swan of Avon—sounds that gain in sweetness
and force, the farther they roll from the source
whence they sprang.
What mean the sounds which now burst up
on our ears? The heavy tolling of the deep
toned bell, and the sullen, measured roar of
distant cannon I What mean the habiliments
of wo and the mourners going about the streets?
"Know ye uot, that there is a Prince and a
great man fallen this day in Israel !" The ell-
ver cord tlas been lotmed, and they are hearing
hint to Lis Ing hcmc, the !Nub of the Kingr,
the grey-old Abbey Its massy portals open
wide to receive the dust of him, who, but a few
years before, had the crown placed upon his
head within its walls. Mark the pomp, the
pallink pageantry, and then, for a moment, turn
with us to a different scene, which is transpiring
in another part of this-same realm. Before the
door of a humble cottage are assembled a few
sturdy peasants, to perform the last sad act of
this world, for one to whom they had looked up
as to a father. No empty parade mocks the
stroke of Death; and when the hour arrives, a
grey-headed old man rises and places himself
in front of the body. All heads are uncovered,
and the - old man, whilst his thin locks are mo
ved by the breeze, raises his clasped hands and
utters a short but feeling prayer. The plain
deal coffin is raised, and borne along at the
head of the little procession to the village
church-yard. They stand around the grave,
and then
"They Icy his 'liver temples In their last repose."
Silence reigns around. The old man approach
es the grave• With one hand he removes his
hat from his brow, the other he raises, and
bending forward, whilst a tear starting from his
eye rolls down his furrowed cheek, his thin lips
move, and he breathes, "Dust thou art, and un
to dust thou shalt return." The clods roll up
on the coffin—he turns away—all follow, save
those who remain to fill up the grave. Their
duty is soon accomplished, and they too depart.
Now all have gone. All? no, not all! A
poor orphan lad, who had 'been saved from
death, and reared by that kind old man whose
burial we have witnessed, remains. Seated
upon a atone, he had watched with unuttered
anguish, the filling of the grave. He had heard
the sound of the spade, smoothing over the top,
and, when all had departed, he threw himself
upon the mound and mourned in the bitterness
of his soul, that he should no longer have one
to love him as his poor old father had done.—
But who mourns at the tomb of the King? Do
the scalding tears of grief fall upon his tomb
stone? Alas, no! We stand and gaze upon
the splendid monument, the varied tracery, and
itich hangings, and can almost fancy a hand
writing above, in letters of fire, "Vanity of
vanities I"
Again, from afar comes noise and tumult.—
Again the bells chime, but the death•knell has
changed to the merry peal. Again the cannons
roar, but the minute gun is succeeded by quick
successive discharges. And then is borne along
upon the breeze, faintly at first, but growing
stronger, the cry, "God save the King I" A
nation has found her Osiris, and the mourning
for the lost is changed into rejoicings for the'
found. Again the gates are thrown wide open,
and again the crowd of the great ones of the
earth fill the Abbey, which, as if in sympathy
with the occasion, lays off its "cathedral look,"
and hides its sombre walls beneath the folds of
smiling tapestry.
What a contest! There rises the monument
of a King yet moist with a nation's tears, there
stands the coronation chair in which his suc
cessor is receiving on his fevered brow the dia
dem, that once encircled his brow, now cold in
And now, leaving the Past and the Present,
we are borne irresistibly on to the Future.—
Its dark mysterious depths cannot conceal from
us, that those who shall hereafter move upon
the stage of existence, will tread lightly over
the spot, consecrated by the relics of power,
wisdom and genius. In fancy we can see the
verger, many years hence, pointing the visitor's
eye to the names of those, of whom he has
learned that they were great and good men,
who lived long, long ago. And how the stran
ger's eye kindles, when the names of Chaucer,
Milton, Shakespeare, Dryden, Goldsmith, Ad
dison, fall upon his ear; and how he feels a sa
cred awe stealing over him, when ho realizes
that he is indeed standing over the dust of men
so great, so good!
But who cannot look forward to the time,
when even their names may cease to be men
tioned, or will only meet the eye of the antiqua
ry, on the pages of old dusty folios? The tooth
of Time may gnaw away what now. renders the
Abbey beautiful and grand, and leave standing,
nothing, but the crumbling walls, from which
the owl will hoot, and among which ghosts will
. hold their midnight orgies. And then the firm
stone will moulder away and away, until not
one block shell remain upon another, where
now, the already old Abbey rears its lofty tur
rets. Standing among the ruins of Petra and
gazing upon its wonders we exclaim, where
now is human glory? The spirit of twenty
centuries of death-like silence reviving moans
through the oriels of its crumbling temples,
"Passing away." The lofty pyramids, around
I whose tops their builders fondly hoped Eternity
would play, must perish. A broken corner
here, a crumbling mass there, utter slowly but
surely, "Passing sway." And the Abbey—
though prince and people strive to the last to
preserve this great Mausoleum, this national
Urn of national greatness, the hollow winds,
I I that sweep along the shattered fretwork of its
pointed arches, mourn, "Passing away." There
i s written upon the fleeting clouds of heaven—
upon the deep waters—upon the giants of the
forest—upon the everlasting hills—upon all
things earthly—upon Man himself, "Passing
Quarter Sessions,
The following is the most important part
of the proceedings in the Court of Quarter Ses
sions during last week. •
Commonwealth es Benjamin Coute.--/ndiet
ment—Assault and Battery. Deft pleads guil
ty, and Court sentences hint to pay a fine of
$3,00 and costs of prosecution.
Commonwealth vs John Ambrose.—lndict
ment—Assault and Battery. Not a true bill.
Sentence of Court, prosecutor to pay costs of
Commonwealth es Wtn. Chestnut.—lndict.
went—Assault and Battery. Not a true bill.
Sentence of Court, John Ambrose, prosecutor,
to pay costs of prosecution.
Commonweallh vs Charles S. Black.—lndict.
went—Miedemeanor in office. Verdict gnilty.
Motion for a new trial for reason. filed,
Commonwealth vs James a Hess.—lndict
meet—Assault and Battery. Nolte prosequi
entered on payment of costa by Deft.
Commonwealth vs Josh. M. Booher.—lndict
ment—ForLiention and Bastardy. Deft. din
charged, no person having appeared to prose
Commonwealth vs Harvey Wilson.—lndiet
ment—Fornication and Bastardy. Deft. dis•
charged by proclamation.
Commonwealth vs David Freed.—lndict
ment for contempt. Nolle prosequi entered.
Commonweallit vs John Green.—lndictment
Larceny. ''True Bill." Deft. pleads guilty
and submit'' to the Court.
ipa. The man who has "carried the thing
too far"—has !et it drp. Tho Sheriff is after
The Whig Party and its Prospects.
Political parties moat necessarily exist in a
form of ,government like that of the United
States. Public aentimet can only be ascertain
ed through the ballot box. The exercise of the
elective franchise is the only effectual way of
giving force to it. Free discussion is there
fore, an essential element to the existence of
our government, and it inevitably leads to the
organization of adverse political parties, and
the development of adverse principles same..
sures. Of the truth of this fact, we need not
the evidence which the history of other Repub
lics affords. That furnished by the history of
our own is enough proof. From the adoption
of the Federal Constitution to the present
time, the people have been divided into politi.
cal parties, and they will, of necessity, ever
continue so to be divided. Let faint-hearted
men and strong-minded women prognosticate
as they may, that a political millennium is
about dawning upon this country, when party
divisions and distinctions shall be blotted out
of existence, and there longer be
known such an organization as the Whig Par
ty, the experience of the past teaches us that
these are idle speculations; and destined never
to be realized.
The Whig who can be thus deluded, by craf
ty political opponents, or fanatical enthusiasts,
into the belief that the Whig party is annihila
ted, must indeed, be of faint•heart and weak
faith, and a disbeliever in the doctrine that
"Truth crushed to earth will rise again."
As well might he expect that the prophecy
of the Millerites of the world coming to an end
in May next, will be realized, and cease his
business pursuits preparatory for his exit, as to
believe that the Whig Party is at au end, and
that henceforth, the so.called Dernorcracy will
have every thing their own way, until some
new organization shall grow up to contend
with them. The one is about as likely as the
other; and be who truly believes either, gives
such evidence of want of sanity as, in our opin
ion, would justify the application for a writ de
lunatics inquirendo against him.
It is true the Whig party is just now out of
power almost everywhere, and many of its
members are desponding; but its principles are
immutable, and as vigorous and sound now as
they ever have been. They can never die,
though the party he nt times disorganized and
desponding; and the reverses which these prin
ciples have met with during the last year past,
will but serve to contract the more forcibly
their benign and conservative character, with
the destructive tendencies of Locofocoism, and
prepare the way for their ascendancy, at no din.
tant day, in the administration of the govern.
ment. The Whig party now is as strong and
as powerful in the country, when roused from
its lethargy and all its forces thoroughly organi
zed, as it ever has been. It. is not dead—it
only sleepeth. The principles promulgated
and sustained by CLAY and WEBSTER are as
ardently cherished now as they were when these
great Statesmen and true Patriots stood shoul
der to shoulder in their support in the forum of
the nation; and a favorable occasion need but
present itself, such as the destructives now in
power will not fail soon to produce, when those
who in days gone by were good and true Whigs
will again battle manfully and patriotically for
the success of these principles.
Even in this early day, within less than a
year since the accession of the party into pow
er, discord and disunion prevails in its ranks
everywhere. Like the Macedonian and Ro.
man empires, so Locofocoism now bids fair to
crumble to pieces by its victories and own
weight, while the Whig party, if but true to the
principles of Clay and Webster, which it has
hitherto cherished, will after a brief interval be
again in the ascendant. Let the good and
true men of the party take courage from the
past, remain banded together as brethren of
one faith, and neither abandon their distine.
tive principles, nor surrender their honored
name. The defeat in 1836 prepared the way
for the brilliant and glorious victory in 1840,
and the Locofoco triumph of 1844 was but the
forerunner of the glorious Whig achievement
in 1848; and judging the future by the past,
with the light which the present sheds upon it,
we feel that we are quite safe in saying that
the unparalled Locofoco victory of 1852 will
, be followed, in 1856, by another Whig triumph
like those of 1840 and 1848.' Courage, Whigs,
courage I—Daily News.
Looofooo Testimony.
In noticing a statement made by the Pitts.
burg Union, that the funds appropriated for
the completion of the Portage Railway had
been exhausted and the debts not yet paid, the
Westmoreland Argus, the Locofoco organ of
that county, remarks that the last Legislature
made appropriations exceeding five millions
of dollars, and that yet in advance of the meet.
iug of the next Legislature, a new loan of for.
ty thousand dollars is about to be made for the
Portage Railway. This it strongly condemns,
and says :
If the people do not soon open their eyes to
the alarming condition of our finances, it will
be too late. When will these loans cease?—
Are the Democracy of the State unequal to the
task of placing honest and able men in power,
who will guard and protect their rights and in
terests? Must the people forever remain si
lent and inactive while the Portage road, nod
the Cormorants who grows rich on its spoils
devour their toils and substance? This is a
question that belongs to the people and it is for
them to make the reform. If they are unable
or unwilling to guard their interests, they can
not expect that others will do it.
The Baltimore Platform,
To show tht position of the New York Soft
Shells, whom the National Administration has
taken into its especial favor and keeping, on
the great principles of the party as proclaimed
by the Baltimore Convention, and the faithful
observance of the Compromise measures as a
final adjustment of the slavery question, we
make the following extract from a speech re•
cently delivered by John Van Buren at Tama•
Now I say that the democratic party is
pledged to resist the agitation of the slavery
question. There may be men in that party
who do not approve of the compromise measures;
these is no prohibition expressed in the Bald.
more platform. Davis, of Mississippi, and
Johnson, of Georgia, do not approve of them,
and there are various men on the democratic
party besides myself who do not approve of
agreed also to resist the agitation of the slavery
question in or out of Congress. That is the
Baltimore platform."
MARCY DOOMED. -The vote polled by the
Hard Shells in New York has sealed Marcy's
doom. Henceforth his prospects for the Pres.
idency will be laughed at by rivals instead of
dreaded. It is said that the result caused
great consternation at Washington amongst
those who pinned their faith to the small clothes
of the Secretary of State. The Marcy men
boasted, previous to the election, that the Free
Soil Democrats would poll more than two-thirds
of the Democratic strength of the State—not
two-thirds of the Democratic votes cast, but
that proportion to the whole known strength of
the party. Orievonsly have they been disap
pointed in their expectations.
National Democrat, the organ of the N. York
Hard Shells, has come to the conclusion that
there are too many Generals, besides General
Pierce in command at Washington. It says
the Cabinet organ babbles perpetually about
insubordination and rebellion—which reveals
a spirit in the general government that the De
mocracy thought it had conquered forever.—
The Cabiuet appears to be too literary a gener
al government—altogether too much so for a
Democratic Administration. There are Gen
eral Cushing, General Davis, General Marcy
—for the Governor was in command in :the
Ina war, mud bad the i ty,4 fortune, we arc hap
pr to etty, to g. t off •.ttheut scarp." •
Spirit of the Washington Press,
The Sandwich Islands, project of annexation,
is thus spoken of in the Washington Union;—
"The question of the annexation of the Sand
wich Islands has not originated with our gov
ernment. The influence of our example has
been operative, and citizens of the U. States,
in the prosecution of their lawful schemes of
enterprise as individuals, may have exerted an
influence upon the question. But our govern
ment has taken no step to bring about the re
sult which now seems to be nearly ripe for con
summation. If the islanders make up their
minds to seek the protection of our flag, our
government will not hesitate then to take the
eubject under consideration. This is the natu
ral course of things, and it show., that we need
no fillibusterism to bring about those expan
sions of territory which all intelligent men see
must sooner or later, be accomplished.
"Although our government has had nothing
to do in bringing about the state of things
which seems likely soon to result in an appli
cation from the Sandwich islands for annexa
tion, we are assured gy the floctrines of Presi
dent Pierce's Inaugural,ne well as by the Amer
ican sentiment of the Administration, that the
application will receive promptlaisideration.
We cannot fora moment suppose that the mea
sure will be seriously embarrassed by the out
rageous pretensions set up in the protest of the
French and British consuls. The answer of
the American commissioner, Mr. Severance, is
a full and conclusive reply to those pretensions,
and we have no reason to doubt that his senti
ments will be cordially approved by the Ad
! F ir Court is still in session.
ti' Cats are quoted in Australia at fifteen
dollars each.
klir The weather has been damp and un
pleasant this week. .
Gir There are eighty thousand hymns in the
German language.
Cr The salary of the King of the Sandwich
Islands is $16,000 a year.
OT Seven hundred thousand children at
tend school in the six New England States.
'Search creation round, and you will find
no character more detestable than the hypo
er Bizarre publishes a list of the most no
ted autograph collectors in the United States.
The number is thirty-three
ff ir Over two-thirds of the members of the
next Congress will serve for their first time iu
that capacity.
'Gen. Wm. H. Irwin, has been propo
sed as a candidate for Governor, by a Whig
meeting at Lewistown, Mifflin County.
c s r A London paper begins its weekly re
cord of crime with, "There have Iron five ca
ses of woman-beating this Week."
lir The Pacific Railroad Company have
purchased four blocks of buildings in the city
of St. Louis at a cost of $120,000.
Er The Pennsylvania Historical Society,
celebrated the 171st anniversary of the landing
of Pella, by a dinner at Reading on Tuesday
tom' The next Locofoco State Convention is
to be held at Harrisburg on the Bth of March.
Among other things to be dose by it, is the
nomination of GOVERNOR BmEER for a second
sr The Hon. Andrew Johnston, the new
Governor of Tennessee, commenced life in an
Almshouse in North Carolina. Ile remained
there until his eighth year; when lie was ap
prenticed to a tailor.
or The great South West is certain to be
come one of the chief wine-producing coun
tries of the world. The farmers of Missouri
are turning their attention more than ever to
the culture of vine.
tom' At Memphis, Miss., the other day, whis
key was mixed with water and given to a mule.
It made the animal "gloriously drunk," and he
behaved quite as foolishly as a man would un
der similar circumstances.
oir A Democratic paper claims tho result
of the late election in Georgia as a proof of the
Administration. So be it. Last November
the majdrity for Gen. Pierce in Georgia was
18,045. It is now 258 I
fir Santa Anna, who trends slowly—for a
natural reason—hut valorously, in the steps of
Louis Napoleon; has, according to the last ad
vices from Mexico, issued a formal decree for
bidding the making of caricatures of himself or
his Ministers.
sir The Philadelphians have taken hold of
the project for erecting a monument to Frank
lin, in earnest. Editors and printers have the
matter in hand, and, of course, the thing will
be done. Let the monument be simple, mod
est, and everlasting.
o r Last week was rather brisk in the "An-
cient Borough," owing we presume to the fact,
that there were several cases in the Sessions,
under investigation, in which many seemed to
be interested, either from curiosity or some-
thing else.
Gip To . cap the climax of the "Junius" ab
surdity, it is now proposed by an English wri-
ter that a monument be erected to “Junius,"
in the new House of Parliament. Another
writer suggests a motto for the proposed stet
ue, "Seca nominis unbra."
The exports of specie to Europe, last
month, amounted to $5,534,578, slightly more
than the gold receipts of the same period. But
the receipts of California gold, thus far, are
still about $24,000,000 greater than the whole
shipments of coin to foreign countries.
fa' A man of virtue is an honor to his coml.
try, a glory to humanity, a satisfaction to him
self, and a benefactor to the whole world. He
is rich without oppression or dishonesty, chari.
table without ostentation, courteous without
deceit and bravo without vice.
fir In speaking of works of fiction, the
Christian Inquirer remarks t—For some time,
we have had more than a suspicion that works
of fiction are beginning to lose their charm,
and the day of the romance of reality is dawn.
ing. The facts of life, at home and abroad,
when seen by a keen eye, and exhibited graphi
cally;with a pen tinged with pleasant fancy or
pointed with wit, win upon us tar more than
most novels do; and the time may not be dis
tant when readers, who nod ovet Dickens and
Thackeray, will keep their eyes open over the
new Davys and Humboldts of artistic science."
Itir It is rumored that Gen. Scott is writing
a history of his life for publication, &c.—Lan
caster lotelligencer.
Very improbable. The greater part of his
life is already written on the pages of the his
tory of his country, and deeds shine forth in it
with a brilliancy which partisan slurs cannot
dim if they were to be scribbled until the re
appearance of the comet, three hundred
years hence. As "Junius" said of Chatham,
..Recorded honors shall Whey round AM
utuent, and thicken over hire. It is a solid
fabric and aiII ,pport the !surd, that adorn
Annexation of the Sandwich Islands.
The Washington correspondent of the New
York Times says it is deemed not improbable
that Mr. SEVERANCE, the United States Com
missioner to the Sandwich Islands, has already
negotiated a treaty of annexation to the Uni
ted States; his instructions left him full discre
tion in the premises. His reply to the Protest
of the British and French authorities in Ha
waii, certainly implied that he had the power
to negotiate for annexation—which lie was not
disposed to lose by committing himself; even
by inference or default, to the views or assump
tions of European diplomasts. The recent
change in the Hawaiian Ministry clearly indi
cates the growing desire on the part of the
King for annexation. Dr. JUDD was known
to be in favor of that project, but Mr. ALLEN,
who recently assumed Dr. Juim's Portfolio, is
more radical on the subject, and in favor of in
stant and perfect annexation, without condi
tions of any sort likely to embarrass the Uni
ted States in considering the subject. So we
may as well get ready to admit the State of
Hawaii, with Mr. ALLEN, and perhaps Dr.
Juno, as her two United States Senators.
Elwin.% H. ALLEN, who succeeded JUDE in
the Hawaiian Ministry, came to Washington
two years ago, at the thne of the French ag
gression on the Island, with a direct proposi
tion and ALLEN returned. He now promotes
the same scheme as a member of the Hawaiian
Government. GREGG, the new Commissioner
to the Sandwich Islands, is fully informed that
the statement of the Administration warmly
favors annexation. That and the Cuba ques
tions are expected to be great topics of interest,
during the next session of Congress.—Philadel
plau Sun.
Georgia U. S. Senator.
Charleston, Nov. IG.—The Legislature of
Georgia have voted to go into an election for
H. S. Senator, to-morrow. At a caucus held,
the two third rule woo adopted, which it is
supposed will operate against the election of
Hon. Howell Cobb.
Georgia Legislature.
Clarkston, Nov. 17.—The Georgia Legisla.
ture have agreed to elect a United States Sena.
tor to day. The caucus have adopted the two
third rule, which, it was supposed, would oper
ate against the Hon. Howell Cobb•
Massachusetts Election,
Boston, Nov. 18.—It is now ascertained that
Dr, Sabin, the "free soil" candidate for Sena
tor in Berkshire county, is defeated. This will
give the Whigs the organization of the Senate,
having eleven to the twenty-one elected.
The House of Representatives stands 162
Whigs to 94 opposition, leaving 162 districts
in which there is no choice.
Mississippi Election, (Pc.
Baltimore, Nov. 18.—By the arrival of the
Southern mail, we learn that the election in
Mississippi has gone Democratic by five thou
sand majority. There is n majority of twenty
five on joint ballot in the Legislature for the
Democrats, which will defeat Gen. Foot's elec
tion to the United States Senate.
Hon. H. Benning has been elected Judge of
the Supreme Court in Georgia.
A Poor Speculation,
Two brothers, Valentine and Dyer Ogden,
chartered a freight car for the purpose of car•
rying some freight to Oswego; and in order to
save their passage money, concluded to ride in
the car they had chartered, supposing, no
doubt, that their charter would pass them as
freight. But on arriving at Baldwinsville they
were informed that they could not be consider
ed in that light, and must pay their fares.—
They refused; and drawing pistols, told the
conductor to advance at his peril. After some
scuffle the weapons were taken from them, and
they were permitted to go on to Oswego.—
Wort: Wad sent to this city, and officer Hender
son proceeded to Oswego and arrested them,
as they were about taking passage for Canada.
They were brought back, and had a hearing
before Justice House, who fined them eight
dollars. Rather a poor speculation that.—Sy.
racruse Republican.
A Pierce office Holder Described
The Washington Sentinel, the national or.
gan of the Hard Shells, thus describes one of
the appointments of the present National Ad.
ministration, that of the notorious William J.
Brown, of Indiana, who hold's the office of Mail
Agent for the Slates of Indiana and Illinois :
" This miserable creature lute been raised
from the pit of dogrodation and infnmy, to
which a national Congress had consigned him,
and dignified by one of the most influential
and important posts under the general govern.
Who is this William J. Brown that dares to
raise his diminished. head to look at, much less
speak of, a gentleman, or a press. or any thing
with which either has to do? We scarcely can
realize the factohat it is he of speakership no.
toriety, who strove to walk into that honorable
position with a lie in his throat, and the death
warrant of his country in hispocket
The scenes and scenery of that memorable
occasion, which a generous adversary oppor
tunely exposed, and for which a great and no
ble party continue to blush, are vivid in the
memories of all. * And we had
hoped that, for the sake of very decency, this
despoiler of truth and common honesty, would
never have had sufficient vitality given him
again, to intrude himself upon the notice of so
Expanding the Chest.
The Scientific American says that those in
easy circumstances, or those who pursue em
ployment within doors, use their lungs but lit
tle, and breathe but little air in the chest, and
lay the foundation for the loss of health and
beauty. All this can be obviated by :a little
attention to the manner of breathing. Reccol
lect the lungs are like a bladder in their struc
ture, and can stretch open to double their size
with perfect safety, giving a noble chest, and
perfect immunity from consumption.
The agent and only agent required, is the
common air we breathe, supposing however,
that no obstacle exists, external to the chest,
such as twining it about with stays, or having
the shoulders he upon it. On rising from the
bed in the morning, place yourself in an erect
posture, with your head thrown back, and your
shoulders entirely off from the chest, then in
hale all the air that can be got in; then hold
your breath nnd throw your arms off behind;
hold your breath as long as possible. Repeat
these long breaths as many times as you please.
Done in a cold room'is much better, because
the air is much more powerful in expanding
the chest. Excercising the chest in this man
ner, it will become flexible and expansible, and
will enlarge the capacity and size of the lungs.
MISSISSIPPI ELEcvioN.—Additional returns
from this State make the election of the Dem
ocratic State ticket as certain by over 7,000
majority. The majorities for the several can
didates for Congress from the Districts aroYe,
ported considerably below the State ticket aver
age. "
STATE TREA SERER. -The Pennsylvanian says
it learns that Senator Goodwin, of this County,
will be a candidate for State Treasurer at the
coming session of the Legislature. We notice
also the name of Joseph Bally, Esq., late Sen
ator from Perry, announced for the same posi
tion. Either of those gentlemen would doubt
less make a good officer, and m rotation ought
to be a doctrine of the democracy—there may
be a chance for our old friend General Bickell
to step out.
arm—The 'Washington Star has "taken pains
Ito obtain information justifying the positive as.
serlioll," that Gen. Davis will not leave the
Cabinet for the purpme of seeeptin the Mi.,•
a; :;ppi SReat,,hip.
For the Journal
A Leaf from a Visitor's Jo tuna"
A lively, vivid imagination is never at rest:
It has its own picture gallery, where are por
trayed fairy scenes, and more truthful land
seapes. Some exist only in this wonderful
study, and have no counterpart in the world
without, others are transmitted there from nn
tare's glowing canvass.
It is the delight of the enthusiastic lover of
nature, not only to create and cherish these
pictures of the brain, but to gather new mate
rial from the one vast unfailing source. Every
tree and hill-side. the towering mountain, the
craggy ledge, and bolder granite front, the run
ning stream, and winding rivulet, all fringed
with shrubs anti flowers, the ever.changing
clouds above; all love to .evettl their oven pe
culiar grandeur and beauty, and they hold out .
a picture which the eyes of his soul may feast
upon. Then it is that his whole being is quick
ened into life,—a new life. The load-of care,
and perplexity, anti labor, that man is burden
ed with, is cast aside, andi with purer, holier
thoughts, and sanctified vision, he cart indeld
look from "Nature up to Nature's God." Then
be a student of Nature's—be an enthusiastic,
devoted worshipper at her shrine, since all her
gifts and precepts tend only to elevate tho
thoughts and purify the heart.
The truth of these statements was most for
cibly illustrated in a recent visit to the valley
of the Juniata—in centre Pennsylvania.
I had heard much in my far-olf home of the
enchanting scenery of this lovely. valley, aid
indeed of all central Pennsylvania, and had,
long desired to be myself a spectator. The
coveted pleasure was enjoyed at length, for
Providence cast my lot among the very moun
tains and hills whose bases are washed by the
waters of the "blue Juniata;" and in sight of
the famed Alleghanies,whose blue to psarc lost
in the clouds.
On a bright November morning, n happy
party started out to ascend the high hill Jost
south of the little village of Birmingham.—
This eminence is upon the left of the fine, new
Seminary Building recently erected in the vil
lage, aria from its summit may be taken a.
bird's-eye view of the surrounding country fi;
many miles in extent. All were eager to com
mand a view of the country so renowned in po
etry and song, which the great Creator had
formed so singularly grand, wild, and beautiful.
As peak after peak rose before us they were
quicklysurmounted, and an occasional stopping
and turning around to get a glance of the wi
dening landscape below us. But an agreement
"not to look around" until we stood on the
highest point, s6on put an end to that, and on
we moved, all anxious to gain the spot. A
few moments and we faced a bold cliff. One()
on its summit, and the land of Beulah would
lie below us--all around us. Who shall du.
vribe the scene? Not even the "pen of the
ready-writer." Then wonder not that the un
practiced pen shrinks from the task; and blame
not if it fails to do its office.
From nn elevated stand-point the eve natu
rally seeks the distance. And such a aid.ce
is aft around us. Ten, fifteen, twenty miles—
North, South, East and West. Range after
range of mountains and hills bounding the
whole circle of the horizon, rising one above
another, and forming such a • back-ground as
would make nu artist's pencil spring to copy.
The pale blue highest range blends with the
azure of the clear sky. and next to this the
deeper blue stratum, then the next—and next
—till the low, brown hilly ridge stands sentinel
over the valley. Here and there is a wide gap
in the wall of mountains, through which peeps
a proud little village. One towards the west
ern rail-way route—Tyrone Cite—see, its largo
brick hotel stands just within the huge, upturn
ed, open jaws of a gapping mountain. Higher
up, next the blue sky, stretches the famous Al
leghtiney range. Then away to the south-west
lay packed in numberless mountains and hills,
where repose the Canoe and Sinking Vallies,
the villages of „Hollidaysburg, Williamsburg,
and others. Farther along towards the "city
of brotherly love" are the mountains about the
thriving village of Huntingdon—the shire town
of the county, and the metropolis of the sur
rounding conntry, three wild, romantic peaks
near Waterstreel, Spruce Creek, with the deep
cut, and long, well-built Tunnel.
But our eyes are tired wills roving, then turn
we to the nearer prospect—the deep rallies
that keep the hills and mountains at respecta
ble distances, the winding river, and its steam
companion by is., side—the recently built rail
rend, the white village on the hill, and the cir
cuitons roads lending to the villages and farm
houses, which are sprinkled about the land
scape. There is so much to charm the eye—
so much beauty—picturesque, romantic beauty.
Never, before, did I gaze upon a scene so ex
tensive, so varied, so full of beauty and grandeur.
And in the midst of all, we stand, and gaze.
spell-bound. How quickly the eye traces out
the picturesque in Nature. And there it is,
directly below us, the gentle, quiet, beautifully
wild and romantic Juniata, with its many little
islands; and hills onthe one side, sloping grace•
fully down to dip in its waters, and bearing on
their crests, in Its eyrie homes the time-honored
and pleasant village of Birmingham. While
in striking contrast on the opposite sideoiaes
a forest mountain, and stretching along its bas:,
the Pennsylvania railroad.
Surely, Dame Nature has been partial in the
distribution of her finest scenery; crowding into
centre Pennsylvania a larger share than she
bestows upon some sister States. But we
were .t disposed to murmur, for as we des•
cended to the valley, we could only thank Ood
in our hearts, that he had displayed His crea
tive power so gloriously in any part of this our
fair and beloved country.
Sunday in San Franoisco.
An incident peculiarly characteristic of San
Francisco occured in the vicinity of the Plaza.
In no other city in the United States could so
striking a contrast botwben castes, the feelings
and the education of the inhabitants be exhibi
ted. Between two and three o'clock, some
Chinamen had erected a kind of a show box on
Brenham Place, for the exhibition of Punch
and Judy, and had attracted a crowd, by means
of gongs and other outragebus instruments.—
To this crowd the exhibition was made, at so
much a sight. Returning to the same place,
two hours after, a crowd still might have been
seen—but how striking the contrast! Instead
of a display of puppets, a minister of the Gos•
pel was addressing his felllow men upon the
truth of the Bible, and invoking, from the
same spot which lie bad occupied almost week.
ly for four years, the blessing of Heaven upon
his fellow men. This is one of the contrasts
our city is constantly furnishing.--San Fran•
clam Herald.
Francisco correspondent of the Journal of com
merce, speaks oithe bitter complaints made by
merchants in San Francisco, of the growing
practice, in Eastern cities, of false packing false
weight and tares, equal, in many cases, to ten
or fifteen per cent, on butter, hams and bacon,
in hogsheads. Boston and Philadelphia eggs
are sent there in large quantities, in tins mark
ed and invoiced 20 dozen each, which cannot
be made to hold, when emptied of the limo pre
paration, over 15 dozen. He also charges the
New York and Boston shippers with over-mea
surinq goods. Ship-owners, not being satisfied
with freights that will pay 100 per cent. profit
on a single voyage, seek to add 23 per cent.
snore by shaving their customers. Nineteen in
stances have recently, ho says, Caine under hig
observation, where, on freight bills of about
$7OO, deductions of over . ..measurement have
been exacted and refunded of over four bun•
dyed cubit, feet. Others have had nearly one•
third takes off by re -measurement at San Fran.
Senate-22 Whigs 8 Hard Democrats, 2 Soft
Democrats; Himmel-8D Whigs, 24 Hard Den,
ocrats, 22 Soft Democrats; 2 Free Soilers.
tribunal bui now a majority of Whig Judges,
bringrninpi•• ,, f to tbr.s. Ih