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Wednesday Morning, Dec. 21 t in&
S. L. GLASGOW, Eintor.
SW The Hon. Jolin McCulloch will please
accept our thanks for a copy of "The Seventh
Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the
Smithsonian Institution", and also for other
Next week there will be no paper issued at
this office. Our hands baying been faithful
all summer, want to take some recreation.—
The number missed will be made up.
geir We are compelled, on account of the
press of other important matter, to defer the
publication of several communications we have
on hands, written for the Journal. Our corres
pondents must excuse us. They shall appear
as soon as we can make room.
We must also inform our correspondent B.
at Shirleysburg, that his article with the Gov'e
address shall appear in our nest issue. We
could'nt make room this week. We did'nt get
the Presidents message in time to insert it in
our last, and had to do it in this issue, which
prevents us from accommodating a number of
our correspondents. Have a little patience—
we shall give all a hearing as soon as possible.
An esteemed correspondent, whose article
cannot appear this week for want of room, re
commends that meetings be held in each town
ship in the county to appoint delegates to meet
in Convention, at Huntingdon, sometime du
ring the rot week of the January Court, to
make such arrangements as are necessary to
have this county properly represented in the
State Temperance Convention, which is to con
vene on the 26th day of January proximo, at
Harrisburg. Good idea that, if it can be at
To Business Men.
The columns of the Huntingdon Journal
possess superior facilities to such as have a
desire to advertise. Its circulation is larger
by several hundreds than that of any other pa
per in the county, and its columns are spacious.
.The Job-type of the office are of a very exten
sive and beautiful selection—unsurpassed in
the whole interior of the State. Barnum said it
was "Printer's ink" that made him successful
and wealthy in the world, and are there not
others who wish to become so ? Send on your
cards and advertisements then and the Journal
will make your business extensively known
among the people.
The Journal establishment not being dispo
sed of, we have the pleasure to announce to our
readers and others, that we will continue, as
heretofore, the Editor of THE HUNTINGDON
JOURNAL. And in endeavoring to discharge
the duties incident thereto, we shall be govern
ed by the same principles as formerly. The
cherished doctrines and usages of the Whig
party, shall in us always find a bold and fear-
less advocate; and our determined purpose not
to convert our columns to the advancement of
individual or factional interests, have undergone
no change. We are well aware that we cannot
please every body, and we shall seek to attain
no such object, for we are confident we would
signally fail in the very effort to do so.
The duty of an editor of a public journal, is
to pursue the course he believes to be right—
the course he thinks will secure the greatest
good to the majority of those for whom ho la
bors—and this we can truly say we have en
deavored to do to the utmost extent of our
knowledge and ability. That we have erred
in many instances, we are free to admit—all
men err, and we are just as likely to do so as
any body else. Politically, we have no enemies
to punish nor friends to reward—we shall as
heretofore, regard all as standing on the same
common platform, and shall strive to advance
the interests of the whole party,—and keep our
readers booked up in the general news and
passing events of the day.
From the Greensburg Intelligencer,May 26,'53,
Coughing in Church.
The weather for ;week past has been quite
cool, and, too unpleasant. Besides being cool,
and unpleasant in that way, it is exceedingly
changeable. On Wednesday, the 18th, the
thermometer stood between 80 and 60 in the
shade most of the day. The next day, over
coats and fires were necessary to comfort; and
on Friday morning there was quite a hard frost
in this vicinity. though nothing was seriously
injured thereby. As a consequence of these
sudden changes, many people aro afflicted with
bad colds and coughs. We observed a lady
at Church the other evening so much annoyed
with a bard cough, that we really felt alarmed
for her safety; so much so, that it was with
some effort we could refrain from "talking out
in meeting." and recommending her forthwith'
to procure a bottle of Keyser's Pectoral Syrup,
to give her immediate relief—to be had at John
MeClelland's store. For sale in Huntingdon
by Thomas Read, & Son, and by Druggists
Ser Graham's monthly Magazine for Janu
ary 1834 comes to us laden with a great varie
ty of interesting and instructive matter, con
taining also quite a number of expressive and
beautiful plates. It has over the usual number
of pages. Graham should find a welcome place
in all the reading families in the vicinity.
les„. We have received at this office a month
ly periodical called "The People's Journal",
published in the city of New York, by Alfred
E. Beach, No. 86 Nassau St. Terms---50
cents only, for six months—at the end of valich
time you have a volume containing about 200
pages, with ever two hundred eitirravingB.
The present December number contains set,
etay-two engravings, and all too of an interes-
Ain nature. This is the second issue of the
sr There is a protracted meeting now in
progress in the Methodist Episcopal Church of
this place. It commenced on last Saturday
evening and, we understand, will continue un
til after Chtistma,
In the publication of the Journal thus far,
we have met with unanticipated success—more
indeed than we had even dreamed of when we
first took hold of it. And that the course the
Journal has hillerto pursued, has been warmly
approved, manfully and nobly sustained by the
Whig praty and the people generally, is an ad
mitted tact on all hands. It has been open,
frank, and independent—faithfully laboring to
advance the general interests of the whole com
munity, and zealously striving to secure again
the ascendancy of Whig principles and Whig
policy in the State and National Administra
Since we have had charge of the paper, the
list of subscribers has been almost doubled,
which, of itself, is evidence sufficient to satisfy
any unprejudiced mind that the Journal has
obtained a favorable standing among the peo
ple and is well appreciated by the members of
the party. It has endeavored, and will contin
ue to do so, to adapt itself to the condition of
every class of the community, and has been no
respector of persons. The interests of the far
mer—the laboring man—the mechanic—the
professional man—the merchant—thb lover of
science and education, and the politician, have
alike all been cared for, and we have no doubt
this has been the grand secret of its unprece
During the last nine months it has not lost
over one half dozen regular subscribers, and
the quantity of its paying advertisements has
been steadily on the increase. But we think
it mny be said the Journal has deserved all the
support given it, for the reason, that in addition
to having been faithful to its pledges and its
principles, it has been considerably enlarged
and materially improved, which was of course
attended with a heavy expense, and is acknowl•
edged to be a better paper now than it ever was.
We are heartily thankful to those who have
taken an interest in the prosperity of the paper,
and hope their zeal in the good cause mny nev
er grow less. The Journal shall endeavor to
do its duty, and its patrons should also endeav
or to do theirs.
The settlement of the Nebraska question will
be among the important and exciting subjects
for discussion and deliberation during the pre.
sent session ofCongress. The important-ques
tions connected with it arm-1. What shall be
the boundaries of the new territory? 2d. Shall
there be ono or two territories? 3d. Shall the
Missouri Compromise be insisted on to operate
over the whole country, or the Wilmot proviso
be inserted, as in the Oregon Bill, to operate
upon the country North of the line of 3G 30°.
The Administration will seek to avoid the Sla
question by postponing it, that is, by keep
ing the country South 3G 30° an Indian coun
try, thus separating it from a Slave State, and
leaving it in the occupancy of Indians, among
whom may be found, at present, bodies of the
Creeks, Chickasaws, Seminoles, and Choctaws.
It will also seek to organize its territories North
of 36 30° and on the basis of the Missouri Com
Missouri seeks to avoid having a free territo
ry on her Western borders, and hence the in
terest manifested by that State in this quption.
lowa, which is the proposed Northern bounda
ry of Nebraska, also manifests a like interest
in the question, and would prefer to see the
new territory free. Mr. Johnson comes here
as a Delegate from Nebraska. He is not re
ceived by the House; is elected by a doubtful
power, and by a few hundred votes, the laws of
the Visited States, not admitting of any settle
ment in Indian Territory, except in the form
of perm:ssion, to settle from the government
directly or from its authorized officers. Mr. J.
was elected over a Mr. Guthrie who took the
ground before the people that there should be
no slavery in the territory. Mr. Johnson, on
the other hand, took the ground that the peo
ple in organizing a government for themselves
should be allowed to have slavery, if they so
The Old Year.
A few more days will close the year 1853.
To us it seems but yesterday since we witness
ed the last New Year Morning. How time
passes ! We take no note of it, and before we
are aware, our heads have blossomed for the
grave. There are ineeed very few of us who
can truly say we have passed through 1853 as
we should. When we look back we see many
things in our conduct which we should have
avoided—Many things too carelessly passed by
which should have been classed among the
number of our good deeds.
But the year of 1853 will not die away with
out having left its impress on the page of time.
Europe has been convulsed by threatening
wars—wheat has taken n rise—Gen. Santa An
na has been proclaimed Dictator of Mexico—
the Whigs have been victorious-,the "Herds"
have been triumphant—and Pierce's Message
was seen floating on the surface of public opin
lta. Our latest advices from Mexico state
that Gen. Santa Anna has been proclaimed
Dictator for ten years, with the consent of all
the principal States and cities, except Orion
bB, which wanted him to be perpetual Dic
tator. In 1824, Mexico adopted a Consti
tution for the government of her people
similar in features to that of the United States,
but the condition of the governed seemed not
to have been adapted to the principles of free
institutions, and from that period to the pre
sent, Mexico appears to have been gradually
relapsing again to her old forms ofgovernment.
DEBT OF TEXAS.-A resolution, the Now Or
leans Picayune states, has been introduced in
to the .Texas Legislature, (iodating what is
known as the scaling system as the fixed poli
cy of the State. A bill has also been intro
duced fixing the let of July, 1855, as the peri
od before which the holders of the public debt,
who have been adjudged to have a lien on the
five million fund, reserved by the United States,
as creditors to whom the duties on imports
wore pledged shall file the releases required by
the proviso of the boundary act, or their claims
shall be annulled and cancelled. Judging by
the tone of the official paper, the Austin Ga
zette, these compulsory measures to bring the
creditors to a final settlement speedily are like
ly to pass both houses.
lee r . Col. Benton declines serving as Chair
man of the Committee on Military Affairs in
the House of Representatives, to which post he
had been appointed by Speaker Boyd. "Old
Bullion" is too cunning for the Washington
democracy—be can't be placed in a position
in which it may be said ho is in the least coun
tenancing the measures or schemes of Pierce's
Administration or any of his tools,
I:ir Rev. Lowman Hawes delivered his
parting discourse to the congregation on last
Sabbath evening. Ho contemplated leaving
today to embark on his foreign tour.
The Press Triumphant.
An individual by the name of Isaac N. Ell
maker, of Lancaster, lately prosecuted Edward
McPherson, editor of the Independent Whig,
for libel; and the Grand Jury of that county,
subsequently, ignored the bill. It has become '
literally almost impossible, in this age of intel
ligence and free speech, to gag the public press
by means of libel suits. The press, as it has
been truly remarked by one who devoted a long
life to the development of free thought and the
advancement of republican institutions, is the
"Palladium of civil liberty," and the time has
now gone by—and thank God for it—when
corrupt politicians and Judas Iscariots, occupy
ing high .places, can transact their damnable
deeds with impunity.
It is the duty of a public journnl to scrutinise
the conduct of all such as endeavor to impose
on the integrity and industry of the community,
and to hold up in blazing colors, the characters
of all those public functionaries who attempt,
either directly or indirectly, by their official
influence and patronage, to abridge the poor
man's rights and reduce his standing in society.
We trust the press will be sustained by the
growing intelligence of our citizens, in its ef
forts to purify the great body politic, by pre
venting the election of incompetent and corrupt
incumbents. Let its influence once be curtail.
ed or commence a 'retrograde move, and the
light of liberty will begin to grow dim. The
dankness of barbarisms will follow in quick suc
cession, and the world will speedily relapse into
the condition, in which .the seventh century
found it. As knowledge extends her borders,
let the freedom of the press become extended,
and as the principles of civil liberty become
more intelligible, or better understood, let the
power of its "palladium" be properly exerted in
their preservation, and it will never again re
quire Sinai thunders to awake the intellect of
Our latest adVices from the Old World are
by the steamship Niagara. For the present all
hostilities between Turkey and Russia have
been suspended, * but it is supposed the fighting
will again soon be resumed. It is stated that
the Czar of liesia has signified his willingness
to enter into a project of peace, and that the
French Minister at London, had returned from
Paris with a draft of a treaty agreed to by
France and England, and that the other pow
ers had been invited to join.
It is also said that the Sultan of Turkey is
satisfied to give diplomacy another chance to
effect terms of peace, and has accordingly giv
en orders to Omar Paella, on the Danube, to
restrain his ardor for the present. A Turkish
sympathy meeting has been held at Glasgow,
attended by three thousand persons, to' which
Gen. Kossuth omit a long letter containing his
views of the struggle.
Rumor assigns the 27th dayof Tannaryprox
imo, as the time for the coronation of the Ent-1
peror and Empress of France. The ceremony
will be performed by the Archbishop of Paris.
The marriage of the Emperor of Austria is ap
pointed to take place on the 29th of April next.
The Turks are still successful in their opera
tions in Asia. This nation has been singularly
fortunate in her movements in the present
struggles—success has crowned almost every
Thirty Third Congress.
Since this body has assembled very little of
importance has been transacted of an interest
ting nature, except the introduction of a few
bills, the appointment of House and Senate
Committees and the election of Capitol officers.
As soon as it gets properly under way, and
does some business, we shall lay it before our
readers, so that they ens form an idea of what
the SoLoxs of the nation are doing.
The following are some of the bills and res
olutions introduced :
SENATE.-A bill td organise the Territory of
A Resolution directing inquiry as to the ex
pediency of having the United States Statutes
revised and collated. Mr. Sewerd has given
notice of his intention to introduce, a bill to
provide for the construction of a railroad
through the territories of the United States,
from the Mississippi river to the Pacific.
IforsE.—A joint resolution has been intro
duced into this body providing for the pur
chase of Mount Vernon, for the use of the Gov
ernment. The homestead bill which had been
introduced was reported back by the chairman
of the Committee—a bill making a grant of
land to the States and Territories, for the ben
efit of indigent insano persons—a bill to extend
the time for the payment of duties on railroad
iron. Other homestead bills by Messrs. Daw
son and Grow—a bill authorising the construc
tion of six steam frigates under the direction
of the Secretary of the Navy, and appropria
ting $3,000,000, for the purpose.
Whig State Committee
Pursuant to public notice the Whig State
Committee met in Philadelphia on Tuesday,
the 13th inst., and fixed on the 15th day of
March, 1854, as the time, and Harrisburg es
the place, for the meeting of the State Conven
tion to nominate a candidate fin. Govenor, Ca
nal Commissioner, and Supreme COurt.
In our opinion this is too soon for the Con
vention to meet, but trust, since the matter has
been settled by the proper authority, that every
effort will be made on the part of the Whigs to
secure and preserve harmony among them
selves, and to infuse a disposition to be ready
for energetic action immediately after the ad
journment of the Convention. Let every man
be ready to put his shoulder to the wheel—rea
dy to buckle on his armor to fight valiantly
for the success of the principles aids choice,
and a glorious redemption of the good old Key
stone State from her thraldom of locofoco cor
ruptions and abominations. If we wish to suc
ceed we rum,/ have a thorough organization of
D. Our friend Jones of the Hollidaysburg
Register seems to have been somewhat "calli
foozled" last week in not having received in
due time, according to precious arrangement,
a package containing the President's Message.
What's the difference—no use in grumbling
about that—the message is a mighty poor
thing at any rate—the people aro no wiser now
as to what the policy of Pierce's Administra
ton is than they were six months ago
ADJOURNED Comm—The Hollidaysburg
Register states that un adjourned Court will be
held on Monday, the 25th of January proximo,
fur the special purpose of ting the ease of
ejectment brought by Thomas Jackson, against
the Heirs of Mrs. Summerville, to recover back
the land near that place which they recently
recovered from him.
The President's Message,
Our comments on this document shall be
short. Pierce has hail a fortunate enreer, but
a short one. The green laurels which so gor
geously decorated his brow, only a little over a
year ago, have withered and faded. The glory
which illumined the spacious and wreathed
halls of Congress on the 4th of last March, has
been dimmed by the imbecility and want of
pointedness in this his first annual message,
and by the innumerable blunders of his shah
low minded Cabinet, during the past summer.
Bronson brought hint down one step—the elec
tion in New York and Massachusetts another
—his message another—and the oliction of
Beverly Tucker, over Armstrong, the Adminis
tration's Candidate, for printer to the Senate,
another. Ho has run his race. What a strik
ing illustration is his case, of the transitory na
ture of all earthly fame I
Fifteen months ago his praises were chanted
by the lips of thousands of our citizens—elo
quence had well nigh exhausted herself in
lauding his virtues and his talents, and philoso
phy even was made to worship at his shrine—
but now his glory deported—the star of his
greatness has set—many of his warmest friends
have forsaken him—and the American people
see they made a grand mistake in elevating
hint to the position of Chief Magistrate of the
Republic. His message is short and verbose,
lacking point and clearness on every subject
hinted at: All its features are deeply veiled
in mysterious shadows, and from its perusal we
rise without feeling that we have learned any
The Boston Courier thus comments upon
'The message is the poorest thing that ever
proceeded from a President of the U. S. when
his duty called open him to leek Congress in
the face. And that nobody may mistake our
meaning, when we pronounce it emphatically
poor, we proceed to say that it appears to us
totally deficient in courage, manly spirit, deci
sion, self-respect, sincerity, straight-forward
ness, and that honest resolution to follow the
path of duty at all hazards, which ought to
characterise both the language and the actions
of him who occupies the elevated station of
President of the L sited States."
The Boston Journal in noticing it says:
"Instead of a bold, manly avowal of the poli
cy and doctrines of the Administration, walleye
vague generalities, bare statements of facts
which have been made known to the public
through the columns of the press weeks and
months ago; and a grouping together of words
apparently with the design to leave the reader
as much m the dark in regard to the views of
the administration. on the matter of which
they treat, as he was before he read them."
The New York Courier and Enquirer says:
"The President's Message is a document
which may repay perusal, but can hardly exact
any comment. There is hardly enough of it to
exact anything. As an exposition of State pol
cy it is nerveless and shadowy; as a piece of
composition it is faulty in spots and inelegant
throughout, , as a compendium of facts touch
ing the great interest of the country, it is in
many respects scant and unsatisfactory. Its 1
chief importance lies it, its meagre figures; its
chief attractiveness in its volatile declamation.
Monotonous annals 'aro said to lie the best
proof of a nation's prosperity; this document is
sufficiently common-place to assure the most
The Boston ,It/is says:—
"Those of onr readers who may cure to
wade through the document will not liud much
to repay them for their pains. It is heavy, ob
scurely written, verbose, and at least twice as
long us its topics required."
A Just Verdict,
Shortly after the late election Col. John Pi
per, of Hollidaysburg, prosecuted Mewx and
Atm= imeditors of the "Alleghanian,"a g uerii
la sheet piofcssing to be Whig, published at
Ebensburg, for LIBEL. Week before last the
Cambria County Court commenced its Session,
during which these libellers were tried and
righteously convicted by a jury of their own so
lection, in manner and form as the Indictment
They were publicly charged with wilfully cir.
culating lies and slander against Col. White,
the Whig nominne for the Senate, and his sup
porters, and now a jury of the country, of their
own choosing too, has sustained that charge.
The testimony in the case clearly proved that
the Locofocos had absolute control of the press
and types of the Alleghanian office during the
late Campaign. The evidence given by Mr.
Litzinger conclusively showed that O'Niel, a
Locofoco, paid for and carried away the slan
derous and lying matter issued from the office.
Thus fellow Whigs, it is very manifest what
were the motives of these mercenary editors of
the Alleghanian, in publishing the tirade of
abuse and lies they did against Col. White,
and asserting that his political principles were
not othordox. Not a word they published
should have been believed.
Printer to the 11. S. Senate.
The election of Beverly Tucker, editor of the
Washington Sentinel, was wholly unexpected
on the part of the Pierce Administration, and
has greatly mortified and alarmed its friends.
Armstrong, editor of the Union, was the ad
ministration's candidate, but the "Horde," as
sisted by the Whigs, beheaded him and thus
gave the favorite son of the "Granite State,"
with his heterogenious cabinet, a sly dig under
the ribs. It is said this is nothing compared
to what will follow. The whole matter was
agreed upon in mucus, among Tucker's friends,
but kept a profound secret. The following is
For Armstrong—Messrs. Allen, Dell, Cass,
Dodge of Wisconsin, Dodge of lowa, Douglas,
Gain, Hamlin '
James, Johnson, Norris, Pettit,
Shields,Slidell, Walker, Williams.
, . ,
For Tneker—Messrs..Adams, Atchison, 13ad.
ger, Benjamin, Bright,Broadhead, Chase, Clay
ton, Cooper, Dawson,,Dixon, Evans, Everett,
Fish, Foot, Hunter, Mason, Pearce, Pratt,
Seward, Smith, Sumner, Thompson, of Ky.,
Wade, Weller, Wright.
State Teachers" Convention.
The First Annual Meeting of the Associa
tion will he held in Lancaster city, commen
cing Tuesday, December 27th instant, and will
continue three or four days in succession.—
The friends of education generally throughout
the State will be present, and all who feel them
solves interested in the cause are sespectfully
and urgently invited to attend, and take part
in the discussions and deliberations. Several
addresses will be delivered on the occasion by
business will he laid before the Association for
Tho Canal Conunissioners have reduced tho
fare on tine State Roads to half price for teachers
and others wishing to visit the Convention. It
is said the Pa. Rail Road Company will agree
to this liberal measure also. It is right.
lir Hon. Thos. Corwin has been elected
President of the Cincinnati and Cleveland
Estimates of the Secretary of Treasury
for the Fiscal Year.
The following report comes from the C. S.
TItKASURY DErARTNIENT, Nov. 23, 1853.
Sun:—Agreeably to the joint resolution of
Congress of January 7th, 1816, I have the hon•
or to transmit, for the information of the Ifouse
of Representatives, printed estimates of the up.
proprintions proposed to be made for the fiscal
year ending June 13, 1835, as follows
Civil list, foreign intercouse and miscellaneous
including the expenses of collecting the rev
enue front soles of public lands, public build
ings, expenses of Courts, and deficiency in
revenues of Post Office De•
partment, - • $10,264,182 90
Pensions, • - - 853,500 00
Indian Department, • • 1,009,1112 50
Army proper, &0., - • 10,151,458 95
Military Academy, • • 166,281 00
Fortifications, ordnance, &c., 1,734,334 00
Naval Establishment, • 10,234,265 19
Steam Mail service, • - 1,496,250 00
To the estimates are added statements show.
ing the appropriations for the fiscal year end
ing Jane 30, 1855, made by former acts of Con
gress of a permanent and indefinite character,
as follows, Vie:
Miscellaneous, including expenses of collect
ing revenue from customs and compensation
to Post Office Deportment for •
Mail service, - 84,571,010 14
Arming and equipping the Malitia;2oo,ooo 00
Civilization of Indians, - 10,000 00
Interest on the public debt, - 3,1.15,806 00
Total, • - • $B l 285 9 716 14
The existing appropriations not required for
the service of the present year, and which may
be applied to the service of the year ending
June 30, 1854, as follows, :
Civil-list, foreign intercourse
Pensions 664,572 95
- • -
- • 765,309 34
Army proper, &a., • - 1,983,157 55
Fortifications, ordnance, &c., 115,000 00
Naval Establishment, - - 98,843 55
Cram] total, - • • $51,060,277 12
There is also added to the estimates a state
ment of the several appropriations which may
be carried to the surplus fund, amounting to
690,497 16. Accompanying the estimates there
are sundry papers furnished by the several de
partments containing explanations NI regard
to them. lam very respectfully, your obedi
. . ,
JAMES GUTHRIE, Sec'y of the Treasury.
Hon. Speaker of House of Representatives.
The following additional appropriations are
required to complete the service of the present
fiscal year and previous years, viz:
Civil-list. foreivn intercourse and miscellaneous,
inchnlinq d. , ticinney in the revenue of the
Post Office Department, - $1,332,344 23
Pensions, - • 136,400 00
Naval Establishment, • • 103,902 ri
Statement of the advances from tho 'Trerisu•
ry on account of the expense of each Custom
House in the I.7llited States, during the year
mulitur June 30, 1813:
Passamonothly, -Maine, • $23,281 50
Portland and Falmouth," - 24,412 00
Salem and Beverly, " 26,983 09
Boston and Charleston Mass., •`' 271,624 67
Providence, Rrode Island, - • 12,624 34
New Haven, Connecticut, • • 22,957 00
Oswego, New York, • 20.681 07
Niagara, " - • • 11,171 39
Buffalo Creek. " • • • 16,166 GO
New York, " • • • • 792,667 45
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, • 173.667 44
Baltimore, Maryland, • • 142,706 00
Wilmington, lelaware, - • 22,286 90
Norfolk and Portsmouth, I)el., - 22,928 , 64
Charleston, South Carolina, - 65,940 82
Savannah, Georgia, • - 32,356 00
Mobile, Alabama, • - • 28,596 48
New Orleans, Louisianna, - 200,608 90
Brazos de Santiago, Tes:as, - 13,941 13
Detroit, Michigan, • • - 26,784 51.
The grand total for all the cities is $2,245,017
The Fire Eaters and Free Boilers,
Franklin Pierce was electioneered for and
elected ns a champion of the Compromise mea
sures, and proelaiMed himself pledged to the
mnintainance of those measures in his Nang.
oral Address. Yet, notwithstanding all these
things, his first act was to select Jefihrson Da
vis, a Fire Eater, nod Robert McClelland, a
Free Seiler, as . members of his Cabinet, the
former being in 44VP of Secession because of
the outrages the Compromise measures perpe
trated upon the South, and the latter regard
ing the same menstres as an abominable out
rage upon the North !
Thus did Franklin Pierre, who was elected
President, because General Scot', could not be
trusted on the Slavery question, commence the
fulfillment of his pledges in relation to the
Compromise measures. This was his ,node
of “chanting este perpelua to the Union, 1
and swearing with renewed zeal to main
tain its honor untarnished." Nor did he stop
here. One of his next acts was to place John
A. Campbell, a Fire Eater, who like Jefferson
Davis, is in favor of Secession and on opponent
of the Compromise measures, upon the Bench
of the Supreme Court of the United States, fol
lowing that up, as has been said by the N. Y.
Post, with.fifieen out of the seventeen diplo.
matic appointments from the Slave States,
who were of the same stripe as Campbell,
among whom were Pierra Soule , Edward De
Leon, and John N. Daniel. Having thus pro
vided for the Fire Eaters, how could be do oth
erwise than take care of the Free Sellers.—
John A. Dix, Isatie V. Fowler, John Coch
rane, and others in New York, and others of
like politcal complexion in other States, had
prominent positions awarded to them by him,
to keep up the equilibrium, we presume, be
tween the two factious.
Truly the Fire Eaters and Free Sailers have
monopolized the offices. The fact cannot be
denied. The Washington Union, the organ of
the Administration, acknowledges the fact,
and defends it by apology, or explanation or
excuse for this policy, so opposed to the prin
ciples of the Baltimore Platform and of the In
augural, that President Pierce intends to buy
up Secessionists nod Free Sailers with office,
and at-rest the great Anti-Slavery movement in
the North, and Secession doings in the South,
by throwing a sop to the leaders. The Union
Democracy have the paper resolutions of tho
Baltimore Convention, and the declarations of
the Inaugural, the Free Soil and Secession
Democrats spit upon and reject both from the
secure covert of office and of official position
Such is the mode chosen by this Union-lov
ing President to sustain his pledges. To us,
and to many others, it is a queer way of mani
festing his Compromise principles; but, as the
Administration organs claim for him what the
British Constitution accords to the Sovereign,
that ho can do no wrong, we suppose it must
be all right. Hurrah, then, for the Pierce
mode of stopping the mouths of fire-eaters and
Free Soilers t—Daily
rite IX New YORK:2A very destructive
fire occurred in New York city last week.caus
ing great loss of property. The splendid
Book Printing establishment of Harper & Bro
thers Was entirely consumed, in addition to
many other valuable buildings. The loss is
estimated at $1,000,000. The tire, it is stated,
originated from a compileno fluid explosion.—
Let the users of this fluid be careful.
star We publish this week the Standing
Committees of the Senate of the United States.
In our next we will publish those of the House
Then , will Len meting of thc, Hun.
ting,l9n Co. Teachers' fitititut, at the Public
School Ho., in thin phi,. ua next Tar um.
MUCH IN LITTLE.
Breathing ;18 last—the old ycar.
CV' The Court will continence ou Moudity
the 11th day of January 1831.
Cr The Philtdelphin Sun has liVeVell
self in new type—it looks well.
Cr One of the very best Whig Impel, pub.
lished in the State—Tue DAILY News.
lar The navigation still continues open, and
it is said there is a heavy business doing.
It is said that the goods at the Crystal
Palace, are valued at :45,000,000.
Hits our thank, -11r, Thomas Fisher, for
that plate of
_very fine sausage she sent us the
GT The School Journal fur the month of
December is on our table. It is an interesting
air The Libellers of*the "Alleghnnian"
have been sentenced to pay a fine of len dol
l<n•s ouch and costs of prosecution.
o:7' A Correspondent of the Hollidaysburg
Register recommends Gen. Lorimer of Pitts
burg, as a candidate for Governor next full.
tr' The Cambria Tribune has hoisted to its
must head the name of the Hon. Edward Ever
ett, of Massachusetts, for President of the Uoi.
ted States, in 18513.
Here—the Holidays,•and we have no turkey
on hand—suppose we must do like they do in
France—do WITHOUT—WeII, we'll try, but it
Cr Eliza Cook very truly says—"To appre
ciate the value of newspapers, wo have only to
suppose that they wore totally discontinued fur
er In Alabama the law exempts - from exe
cution, among other property, one hundred
bushels of corn, thus securing the poor debtor
Lallans—the annual report of the Secretary
of the Interior estimates the number of In
dians in the United States at 400,000-18,000
of which are east of the Mississippi river.
Progressing—the , ant i-13igler movement
throughout the State. The signs of the tithes
now indicate that there will be a mighty "bust
sup" among the "Harmonious Democracy" be
fore another ten months roll away.
Settled—the difficulty which occurred last
week between Senator Gwin from California
and Secretary Guthrie. Mr. Cushing interpos
ed and appeased the wrath of the 'combatants.
Poor Guthrie has his own troubles.
Itfitsiccd—in the lower end of the town last
week, one evening—the old sleigh bells, frying
pans, and boat horns, made music equal to the
tune the old cow died on—must have had a
great jolifi cation.
Looks well.—The Blair Conant! Whig in
its new dress. Maj. Raymond publishes a
sterling whig paper and deserves encourage
ment at the hands of the Whigs of Blair. Suc
cess to "yen honor."
Dar. Hon. Henry A. Moblenburg, one of our
exchanges states, is lying dangerously ill nt
Washington with typhoid fever. Also that
Hon. Henry S. Guyer, U. S. Senator, from
Missouri, is dangerously ill at St. Louis.
INT Two young men, • named Gibson and
Ward, have been tried in Greensburg, Pa., for
asunder, robbery and arson, and both have been
found guilty of murder in the first degree. A
new trial has been granted.
Tho Harrisburg Telegraph is a "leetlo"
down on Post Master Campbell, for not send
ing a copy of the President's message to that
place prior to its announcement in the halls of
Congress. "Grin and bear," Col. there's a
good time coming.
The lalest—a friend met Mike Walsh in the
streets of New York a few days since, and in
the course of conversation remarked that "Prank
Pierce would lie re-elected id 1856." The re.
ply of Mike was, "It cannot be so, for lightning
was never known to strike twice in the same
Dar We purpose keeping our readers well
advised of all the important proceedings of the
coming Legislature, and will publish them ns
entire as possible for their especial benefit. , —
A people should always be acquainted with the
legislation of their Representatives,so that they
can the more easily judge of their ability and
worthiness. This has been too much neglect
ed heretofore. But we intend to reserve for
ourself the right to comment on all their legis
The following are the Standing Committees
agreed upon in the Senate:
Os Threw?, Relations.—Messrs. Mason, (chair
man,) Douglas, Slidell, Claythn, Weller, and
Ora Pinance.—Messrs. Hunter, (chairman,)
Bright, (Twin, Pearce, Norris, and Badger.
Oia Commerce.—MessA. Hamlin, (chairman)
Dodge of Wisconsin, Stuart, Seward, Clay, and
Benjamin. _ _ _
On ilianufactures.—Messrs. Wright, (clinic.
man,) Allen, Fish, Butler, and Dixon.
Minter, Wade, Thompson of Now Jersey, and
Oa Military Affairs.--:Sfessrs. Shields, (chair-
man,) Weller, Fitzpatrick, Dawson, Johnson,
and Jones of Tennessee,
Hunter, (chairman ' )
Dodge of Wisconsin, Morton, Shields, and
Thompson of Kentucky.
On Nitral Adrairs,--Messrs. C win, (chair
man,) Mallory, Brodhead, Fish, Thompson of
New Jersey, and Bell.
On Public Lands.—Messrs. Dodge of lowa,
(chairman,) Stuart, Johnson, Foot, Walker
0; Private Land Clalins.—Messrs. Pettit,
(chairman,) Sebastian, Benjamin, Allen, and
Thompson of Kentucky.
On Indian Aflitirs.—Messrs, Sebitstim
(chairman,) Walker,Adants, Cooper, Rusk, and
On Claims.—Messrs Brodhead, (chairman,)
Clay, Chase, Pratt, Williams, and Wade.
On Revolutionary Claims.—Mossrs. Walker
(ehairman,) Macey, Cooper, Evans, and Dix.
(hi. the Judiciary.—Messes. Butler, (chair.
man,) Tomah Bayard, Ueyer, Pettit, and
On (Ift Bed 011iceand llocals.—Messrs.
Rush, (chairman,) Brodhead, Hamlin, Morton,
Adams, and Smith.
On Roads and Canals.—Messrs. Bright,
(chnirman,) Slidell, Wright, Dawson, Chase,
and Jones of Tennessee.
On Pensions—Messrs. Jones, of lowa, (chair
man,) Clay, Foot, Willis!'Ts, and Sumner.
On The Di.ltriel of Columbia.—Messrs. Norris,
(chairman,) Mason, Dawson, Wright, and
(In .I . lllents and The Patent Of/jct.—Messrs.
James, (chairman,) Evans, Stewart, Soward,
Chase, and Thompson of Kentucky.
On Retrenehment.—Merits. Adams, (chair
man,) Toneey, Fish, Fitzpatrick, and Badger.
On Territories.—Messrs. Douglas, (ehair
man,) Houston Johnson, Bell, Jones of lowa,
lb Audit and CoillmA , the Cbulingent Er.
pm , * cl' Se,tate.--Messrs. Evans, (chair.
man,) fiedge of lowa, and Font
On Public Buildings.—Mmrs. Bayard,
(chnimum), James, Hunter, Badger, Thom.
son of Now Jersey, and Pratt.
phi /..;4..//,,5, , ,f Bilk—
Fit zpat rick
LC/. 1 1 A
Dec. 90, ISM.
• • •$6.00 n $6,00
Floor per bid..
Clover ticcd, piir
Red Wheat, per •
White Mein, per be
Rye, pet lie
CUM, per lie
Boekwhenr, per lat. • •
Oats, per 1,11
Flaxseed. per bit
Iltty, pee toil
Butter, per It.
Dee. 19, • 853.
.S 6 75
Flour per Mil • •
White IVltent, per Int
Dec. 19, 1853.
Plow• per b b l
White Wheat, per Int
Red, , •
(CIT POISONING. .01
Thousands of Parents who use Vermifage com
posed of Castor oil, Calomel, KIT., arc not aware,
that while they appear to benefit the patient, they
are actually laying the foundations for a series of
diseases, such as salivation, loss of sight, weak',
uess °ninths, &c.
- . .
In another . colnmn will be found the advertise
ment of Hobensack's Medicines, to which we ask
the attention anti directly interested in their own
as well as their Children's health. In Liver
Compinints and all disorders arising from those
of a billions type, should make use of the only
genuine medicine, liebensnek's Liver Pills.
Gc , " Be not Merit," but ask for Hobensack's
Worm Syrup and Liver Pills, and observe that
eneh has the sigmtture of the Proprietor, J.. N.
lIOBENSACK'S, as none else aro genuine.
At the Railroad Hotel, on the emiing of the
14th inst., by Rev. W. M. Dentrick, Mr: JERE
MIAH RICKAIRI and Miss AMELIA Ass RAe.
Tie, both of Spruce Creek, Pa.
At the same place, and nt the same tune, and
by the same, Mr. GEo. IV. gaIITITII and Miss
SARA/I Sort r, both of Spruce Creek.
At the name place, o n Tuesday evening., the
Pith Mat., by Rev. Lowman Hawes, Mr. JAMES
ALEXANDER to MISS SARAH JAMES, both of .
By the same, on Thursdnv evening, the 15th
inst., Mr. J. Munn Al SIIMPS . 6N to Miss SARAH
GLAMIOW, all of this Borough.
On Friday the 9th inst., in Altoona, SAMVEL
OSKER, son of J. K. and C. E. BeMilan, aged
1 year and 8 month.
WHISKEY constantly on hand and for s ale by
the Barrel, at the choap store of
Cr TRAYEI) front the Form of the
10 subscriber, near McVevtown,
Mifflin county, a BAY COLT, rt.. "
sing three years old. The Colt*as N!
last seen between Huntingdon and cc stowu.—
A liberal reward will be given for information as
to where he can be found. JOHN ROES.
McVeytown, llttitlin co., Dec. 21, 1850.-31.
ALL persons interested, Aril, plenseinke notice'
that the Notes and accounts of Dorsey &
Maguire, and also of Janes Maguire, will be pla
ced in the hands of 'Alexander Port, Esq., for•
collection, after the 24th inst.
Dec. 21, 1952.
Rail Road Notice.
rpm; Stockholders of the Huntingdon & Broad
Top Mountnin Hail Road end Coal Compa
ny are hereby notified that an Er.cenox will he
hold nt the Town Hall, in the Borough of Hun
tingdon, on the secmol MONDAY, (And Oth day)
of Jonuary next. to elect, by ballot, Twelve Di
rectors, one of whom shall be President, to servo
for the ensuing rear. By the "Sth See, of the
General Railload Laws," it is enacted that "No
Stockholder shall he entitled to rota at any Eltp
Lien, nor at any general or special meeting of Me
Company, on whose shnre or shares nny instal
ment or a•rearagea may ho due more titan thirty
days next preceding said election or meeting."
By order of the Board of Directors.
JACOB MILLER, Sect.
Hunt. Dec. 21, 1853.;41.
To the Honorable, the Judges of the Court of
Commou Pleas of Huntingdon county, at Jan-
T 111 : petition.of William Christy respectfully
represents, that he is well supplied and pro
vided with basso room and conveniences for the
lodging and accommodation of strangers and tra
velers at the house ho now occupies, situated iu
the borough of Alexandria, in Porter township,
known as the old Stand in said borough, &c. &c.,
he'therethre prays the Honorable Court to grant
him a license for keeping a public Inn or Tavern,
and he, in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.
We the subscribers, citizens of the borough at
Alexandria, in which the above mentioned Inn or
Tavern prayed to he licensed, do certify that Wil
liam Christy, the above applicant,
i is of good re
pate for honesty and temperance, s well provided
with house room and conveniences for the lodg
ing and accommodations of strangers and travel
ers, and that said Inn or Tavern in necessary to
accommodate the public and entertain strangers
and travelers, do,
Francis new, Frederick &lain., Jahn
Gughagen, Joseph Piper, eiIITHS Patterson, Geo.
It. Fleming, Geo. 3V. Hewitt, Michael House
holder, Win. Mealy, Cyrus Wilson, John N.
Swoop, Enoch Kline„ N. Cresswell, .1. Foster,
James APManamy. Deember 17, 1853.
ORPHANS' COURT SALE.
Ipursuance of an Order of the Orphans' Court
.of Huntingdon county, there will be exposed to
Public Salo, on the premises, on THURSDAY. Tuts
STII DAY Or JANUARY near, the Real Estate
herein described, to wit tract of land situate
in Penn township, in said county, adjoining lands
of Abraham Speck on the East, lands of Norris'
heirs on the South, end lands of Jacob Hefter.
and Robert McCall on the West, containing 160'
Acres, bo the some moro or loss, and having
thereon erected a Log Dwelling House
,g and Log Barn, about 100 Acres of which
ere cleared. Also, a Lot of ground in AP-
Connellstown, in until county, having thereupon
a Steno Dwelling House, a Tan-house, Tanyard,
and Vats. And, also, a small tract of wood land,
situate in Walker township, in said county, ad
joining land of Charles Sheffer, Moses Hamer,
Jacob Showalter, and Jacob Lininger, end con
taining 30 Acres, he the souls more or less.—
To be sold ns the property of Patrick Lang, late
of said township, dec'd.,.by the Adinlnistra tor.
Sale to commence at ton o'clock, A. M., of mkt
day, at the dwelling house on the tract first above
described, commonly called the ()strait Tract,
and will thence be adjourned to the wood land
TERMS Or SALE.—One third of the purelmso
money to be paid on eonlirmation of the sale, ono
third thereof within one year with the interest; ono
third at and immediately after the death of the
Widow of said dee'd., and the interest of the said
one third to be annually endregmlurly paid to said
Widow during late life, to he secured by bond and
mortgage. JOHN KERR, Admr.
December 14, 1863.—t0.
RUZZA FOR TURKEY!!
T& W. SAXTON Laejust received another
• fresh supply of Fam. ace WINTEIt Gores,
which they ore determined to sell at lower prices
than eon be purchased at city other establishment.
Clive us tt colt.
TUST received a beautiful assortment of Seal
./ iped and Plain Velvet Ribbons, by
J. & W. SAXTON.
A No'num th.su supply of Boots and Shoes,
„ii.st received sod for sale by _
rorivu.l mid Icor Salt, '4lm:betel, Co.l
i• 11, s,,h, by
SG G 2
• •4 50
•• 1 50
• • 1 4U