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Wednesday Morning, Feb: 8, 1851.
,S. L. GLASGOW, Editor.
i t ir Read the NEW advertisements this week.
sr Dr. H. T. Coffey's advertisement will
appear next week.
VG,.. John Cresswell, Jr., Esq., of the Senate;
Jollies L. Gwin, James Maguire, and Alex.
M'Connell, Esq., of the House, have our
thanks for pub. doe..
1161—In B. )I'Divitt's address, published in
the Journal last week, a few errors occurred—
at ene place it should have read six Thousand,
instead of sin 4 thousand, &c.,—at another,
EJont, instead of Eden.
,e` The Maine Law bill, before the House
of Representatives, was last week made the
special order for the Bth inst.; and as to day is
the Bth, we presume it will soon be known
whether the measure has many friends at Har
risburg, or not.
seir The Landis Serenaders will again en
tertain our citizens with charming music and
inimitable fun, in the Town Hall, on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday evenings ensuing. Those
that wish to see a true prototype of the "go
ahead-ative" spirit of the present age had bet
ter arrange their household affairs and pro
vide means, to attend these concerts. Such
illustrations don't occur every day.
To the Whigs.
In view of securing those great measures of
public reform which the Whig party of Penn
sylvania and the honest portion of the demo
crats, are now so zealously striving to bring
about—such as the sale of the Public Works—
the liquidation of that enormous debt under
which the Commonwealth now groans, and the
lessening of the peoples' taxes—the Whigs of
Huntingdon county should at once begin to
prepare for vigorous and efficient action. They
should at once see that harmony and union of
purpose prevail in their ranks—that there are
no feuds among themselves, having their origin
in petty, personal, or local prejudices. They
ehould ever bear in mind that their enemies
are always on the alert, taking advantage of
the least, dissension among any of the members
of the party, and construing it into the worst
possible shape. This is their policy, being
greatly in the minority in the county, and their
object in doing so is , to increase their own vote
and lessen our majority. Next fall we have
important elections—that of Congressman, of
Governor, of County Prothonotary and Regis
ter, and others—in all of which the Whigs
should feel a lively and an abiding inlerest.l—
of the leaders of the locofoco party are.
very much mortified on account of the Whigs
having forgotten their past personal difficulties
and united again in one solid column in oppo
sition to the common enemy of their interests
and of their country's institutions. They had
sanguinely expected to have taken advantage
of those dissensions in our ranks, next fall, and
elect several of their candidates to fill our
county offices. But they are again foiled in
their calculations, as to this important circum
stance, and in consequence hare become very
wrathy. The best thing the Whigs cab do in
such a state of affairs is, to mind No. 1, and
let the organs of the opposition grind away.—
We can't afford yet to let the locofpcos have
any of our county offices—they have abused
and slandered our party in the past too much,
to allow them a share of an honor with whirls
we can gloriously ,crown our own brow. We
say, then, to all, prepare for a vigorous and
The arrival of the steamship Arabia, at Hal
ifax, on last Saturday, brought news one week
later from the seat of European War. It ap
pears that fifteen thousand Turks bad a conflict
with the Russians, at, or near, Citale, OR the
7th and Bth ultimo, ending with the total dis
comfiture of the latter, who confess four thous
and killed, and several Generals wounded.—
Ou the 9th following, the Turks attacked the
reserve of the Russians, and drove them back
upon Krajoca, with great loss of cannon, and
immense slaughter on both sides. On the 10th
the Turks razed the Russian ffirtifications to
the ground, and returned to Kalafat. A num
ber of Hungarians and Poles were sliipped, on
the Zucl.iJanuary, for the army in Asia. The
British and French squadrons were about en
tering the Black Sea, for the avowed object of
protecting the Ottoman territory from aggres
sion or hostile acts. It is supposed that Rus
sia will not accept the terms of peace as laid
down by the four powers—Brittain, France,
Austria and Prussia—but will at once with
draw its Ambassadors from France and Eng
land, and formally declare war. England and
France were busily increasing their forces, both
on laud and sea, the latter having forty thous
and soldiers ready for shipment at Toulon.—
It is said that Austria will observe the strictest
neutrality in the event of war, and that France
has taken it upon herself to enforce its obser
vance. The Neapolitan government will fol
low the lead of the Austrian in the Turkish
affairs. There is no question that European
difficulties cow wear a very precarious aspect,
and that the dreadful consequences of bloody
war arc no farther removed.
ear The news from our National Congress
still continue as uninteresting as ever. The
only subject that has elicited much discussion
is the Nebraska bill, of whose charaCter and
nature wo have given our readers an inkling
in former issues. The freesoilers--Wade, Sum
ner, Chase, and others, are down on Douglas,
the author of the bill, like a thunder storm,
The bill states that the Compromise Act of
1850'does away with the Missouri Compromise
of 36-30, and that slavery is now permitted to
expand its bloody wings beyond that line. The
greater portion of the northern members, as
well as many of the southern ones, take the
ground that such is not the case, and maintain
that the nation is bound to ob*ve the sacred
peas of the Missouri Compromise. By some it
iisupposed the bill will pas's, by others, that it
will not. Gen. Cass think* it an. illisdrited
matter Cu the part of Douglas for introducing
Sale of the Public Works.
The necessity for the sale of the Public
Works is becoming more apparent every day,
muddle movement is growingin importance and
in public favor. Time and circumstances have
served to show that, as the property of the
State, they are not only a source of no surplus
revenue, but are a "hot-bed" of deep political
corruption. It teems now to be a well settled
fact that canals and railroads cannot be made
productive under State administration. Their
management does not receive that faithful and
economical direction which generally character
ises the superintendence of private works of the
kind. Gov. Bigler, in his lust annual message,
admits this; and indeed no intelligent mind, af
ter mann reflection, eon arrive at any other
conclusion than that the government of our
public works bas been entire'y impracticable.
The State is obliged to act through agents,
who do not feel a direct interest in the condi
tion of her public works, and they cannot, there
' fore, be expected to bestow that vigilance and
industry in their control, which men would in
relation to their own private property. No
measures, however politic and stringent, that
might be provided by legislatures, can ever se
cure as careful and honest management of pub
lie interests, at the hands of those officials who
labor for stated salaries, as is given by the
earns individuals in the conduction of their
own affairs. It is a fixed law of human nature
that controls this matter, and no legislation
can alter it so as to secure efficiency in the
control of public affairs.
Personal or party predilection now exclusive
ly operates in the choice of our canal Commis
sioners, and it is a notorious fact that persons
have succeeded in acquiring those positions,
through political intrigue, or low cunning, who
were entirely disqualified in every way to dis
charge the duties of the office, and were abso
lutely a disgrace to the Key-stone State. If he
was only a good democrat or good whig, no
other requisite was necessary—his intellectual,
moral, or business qualifications were never
made a question. These are known to be in
controvertible facts, but they are no less true,
than they nre impolitic and disgraceful. Un
der such circumstances it is no wonder our
State debt has increased to the enormous amount
it has, and our farmers and others aro required
to pay such oppressive taxes.
And why should they not be sold? What
advantage can he hoped from them to the State,
as a source of revenue? They have never paid
a remunerating profit, and never can, in all
probability, be made profitable, in their present
condition. They have, on the contrary, .been
a means of a heavy annual expense to the peo
ple. As regards the nett receipts from them
during the past year, the result is most unsat
isfactory. The actual surplus of income over
expenditures, is stated •to have been but seven
hundred and four thousand dollars, which, on
an investment reaching over twenty-two mil
lions of dollars, indicates an enormous loss to
the State. When moreover, we come to exam
ine particularly the sources of this revenue, we
shall be still more convinced that it is the pol
icy of the Commonwealth to part with the own
ership of a property which has been, and prom
ises to remain, unless disposed of, a perpetual
and serious drain upon the Treasury. On ref
erence to a very able report of the Superinten
dent of the Phila. and Columbia railroad for
the fiscal year ending November 30th. 1853,
we find that that road has received, in the pe
riod named, after deducting all expenses, a
profit from the freighting business only of the
Pennsylvania Railroad, of $127,775 34, on the
small tonnage of 82,400 tons while the whole
profit derived from one hundred and eight
thousand tons transported by the several through
canal lines amounted to but $:35,673 04. It
appears, also, from the same report, that the
aggregate tolls received from the canal lines
between Philadelphia and Pittsburg, during
the year, were but $232,03344. Allowing $lOB,-
049 92, ns claimed by the Superintendent, to
he credited to the Columbia road, and from
which he obtains a profit of only $35,673 04,
we have the gross recipta fur the through busi
ness of the main line from Columbia to Pitts
burg reduced to $123,985 52—which is equal
to about one-fourth the cost of maintaining the
Portage Railroad during the last year, and not
more than sufficient to pay the interest on the
cost of the new Portage Railroad. The through
business on this line of canal, therefore, has
been conducted at an actual loss to the State
west of Columbia, and, except on the tonnage
supplied by the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany, at a very small profit east of Clint place.
The expenses of the Portage road in 1853, ex
ceeded four hundred and fifty thousand dollars
—being much larger than they had previously
been, notwithstanding that three of the western
plains bad been abandoned for a continuous
locomotive track. The above statement, as
well as the whole past experience of the oper
ations of the public works, affords a strong ar
gument in favor of delivering the treasury from
their maintenance, while it justifies the Gov.
in remarking, in reference to the improvenents
on the Allegheny portage, that "viewed in ev
ery aspect, it must be confessed that this branch
of the public affairs presents an embarrassing
alternative. The prompt completion of the
new work will involve the expenditure of more
capital than the State can command, without
resorting to further temporary loans; whilst on
the other hand, the maintenance of the old road
at a cost of four hundred and fifty thousand
dollars per annum, is quite out of the qustion.
Its exhausting demands on the treasury must
be speedily obviated."
The plan proposed by the Executive for re
lieving the treasury is a completion of the new
portage road; and he avows himself "entirely
sanguine that with the necessary change in the
system of management, the public improve
ments could he made to yield a very handsome
revenue." But all who appreciate rightly the
obstacles to the success of lines of travel and
trade owned and managed by government,
through the medium of hired officials, who are
indifferent to the interests they superintend,
and are surrounded by temptations to sacrifice
them to purposes of private gain, will agree
that the best policy the Slate could adopt in
this exigency is to seperate itself entirely from
the proprietorship and direction of all such
works. They were commenced at a period
when the public councils were far ahead of the
masses of the people respecting the value of
roads and canals to the community, and they
were Wilt by a resort to taxation, at a time
when the State was forced to do what it . was
obvious the voluntary action of individual
zees would not accomplish. The object of the
government was simply to developo and pro.
Ltott: thu ihteretts or c.,lnwerce, not to create
a mesas for its o - ra 3,7grandiamcnt, a: dialu•
guislied from the prosperity and happiness of
the people; and since the public welfare could
now be more truly and efficiently served through
the State improvements, commiting them to
the management of private enterprise, than by
retaining them longer under their present ea
pensive, injudicious and feeble control, it may
be hoped that the legislature n•ill speedily pro
vide for their sale. The measure, if effected,
would remove a fruitful source of political cot•
ruption, assist to pay off the public debt, re•
duce the burden of taxation, and happily se
cure to all the avenues of our commerce a free
dom of business exempted from the arbitrary
impositions required to protect State works
against the competition of private improvements.
This paper is one of the most sycophantic
and egotistical sheets published in all the land.
It would cringe to the veriest villain that ever
breathed, for a single expression of comtnenda
lion, and has teemed with egotism from the
day those corrupt political trixters about Eh
ensburg first gave it a "local habitation and a
name." All the time, it talks about the con•
sistency of its political course, and the more it
talks, the firmer does it settle the conviction in
every honest mind, that its guilt is as black as
"hell's dark domain." It alleges, in last week's
issue, that the Whigs of Huntingdon county
have sustained the Whigs of Cambria county.
God forbid, that the Whigs of Huntingdon
county, in the discharge of their duty, to them.
selves and their country, should ever be found
in the company of such loathsome political ren
egades as lurk about the public offices of Lb.
ensburg l There is no palliation for such con
duct as those individuals were guilty of, who
controlled the Alleghanian during the late
Senatorial campaign—and who now control it
and are its principal stockholders. Never will
the Whigs in this county regard those servile
creatures in any other light than contemptible
guerillas and corrupt disorganizers—they were
the cause of the defeat.of our Senator in this
district, and it is so acknowledged on all hands
—and they need'nt attempt to saddle the blame
on our shoulders. They will stand guilty in
the eyes of the Whigs of this county and of the
State, until the days of the Whig party are
numbered on earth. And with such a ells:meter
they will sink to their graves, unless they re
pent. Our readers must excuse us for having
devoted a square or two of the .Tourna/ this
week, to that guerilla sheet, The Alleghanian.
' It made an unjust attack on us and our paper
last week, for the purpose of covering up its
own guilt and corruption, and all we have said
in the above, has been in self-defence. It com
inenced the onslaught, and we intend now to
make those creatures who control that dirty
sheet, sick of their folly.
Nora of the State Works.
The Governor, in his Annual Message gives
the following discouraging statement as to the
costs and condition of the railroad to avoid the
inclined plains on the Allegheny Portage, and
of the North Branch canal; which we hope our
readers will "mark and inwardly digest," inns
much as it comes from authority not to be dis
puted, and from one who is disposed to put the
most favorable construction on the subject it
will bear before the people.
"The work on the railroad to avoid the in
"elined plains on the Allegheny mountains,
"has not progressed as had been anticipated.
"It is the opinion of the engineer, however, as
"will appear on reference to his report, that
"should the necessary means he promptly fur
" nislica, the entire line could be completed do
"ring the coming year. The grading for a dou
"ble track is finished with the exception of four
"miles, and the cost of this balance, together
"with the expenses of laying a single track is
"estimated et SIX HUNDRED AND FIVE
"THoUSRSD DOLLARS, in addition to the
"value of the old track.
"Viewed in every aspect, it most be confess
"ed that this branch of public affairs presents
"an embarrassing alternative. The prompt
"completion of the new work will involve the
"expenditure of more capital than the State
"can command without resorting to farther
"On referring to the reports of the Canal
"Commissioners and the engineer,
I found that the total cost of a
"single track was estimated at $1,015,000.
"The materials on the old road were valued
"at $248,950, which together with the appro.
" priations previously made, reduced the amount
"to be provided to complete the work to the
"meagre sum of ss9l.y?o : ___ _
. . _ . .
"The sum of SIX HUNDRED AND FIF
TY THOUSAND DOLLARS HAS BEEN
"APPROPRIATED SINCE THAT TIME.
"AND OVER SIX HUNDRED THOU
" SAND DOLLARS IS STILL REQUIRED
" with the value of the old road, to bring the
'line into use.
• "The estimated cost of completing the
"North Branch canal, was $772,000. ONE
"MILLION OF DOLLARS has since been
"paid. and a sum exceeding ONE HUN.
"DEED AND FIFTY 'MOT:SAND DOL.
"LARS, is still rbquired to pay for its comple•
By this official document the people can see
how their money is squandered. The actual
cost of the works above will exceed double the
amount of the original estimates! while on the
Pennsylvania railroad, the actual cost was un
der the original estimates. The State contracts
are given out to party favorites and politicians,
as rewards for their political services, while in
the other they are given to the lowest bidders.
The State pays twice the rectual cost of making
her improvements, for the Purpose of filling
the pockets of political speculators, while the
company only pays a reasonable and just val.
ne, and their work is also done better and
more closely inspected than that of the State.
These facts no one acquainted with the sys•
tem of political favoritism carried on by the
State will deny. They aro enough to induce
the people of all parties to demand of the Leg
islature a sale of the ptiblie works, and a rc•
peal of taxation for their support.
Dar Mr. Maguire has introduced a bill into
the Legislature, authorizing the Canal Com.
Inissioners to examine the claim of John
Cresswell & Son, for damages alleged to be
sustained by the sinking of a boat in the Penn.
sylvania Canal, at the Three Locks, above
Lewistown; also, a bill to incorporate the Bar•
ree Station and Alexandria Plank Road Com.
pony. As to the propriety of the fbrmer, not
knowing the particulars connected with the
mutter, we can siny nothing; but in reference to
the latter bill, the expediency of its passage is
apparent to all who have a knowledge of the
contemplated location of the road, and the no•
comity for the construction of the same.
Gen. Huston, iu hi 3 lecture at Provi
dunce on Tuesday evening, said—" From early
boyhood I have lived on the borders of civili
zation, and have seen much of Indian life and
character; and never knew an Indian treaty
violated but what, when sifted to its botton, it
mat; 6 , 111 , 1 that its Gra violators Pk rc thy "hito
MUCH IN LITTLE.
Cmning down a link—the price of flour.
• Changeable—the weather during last week:
Lines but to conquer—the Huntingdon Shang
Sucking the public teat--the Jack-ass of the
Car The Locofocos fight bard to he a email
Crr The ten hour labor law has passed the
Kentucky House of Representatives.
Bedini, the Pope's Nuncio, was burnt
in effigy at Boston, a few days ago.
law Gov. Bigler has appointed the Rev. W.
R. Dewitt, of Harrisburg, State Librarian.
eir It is said Senator
~B adger, from North
Carolina, is preparing a speech against the Ne•
Cr The new railroad between Harrisburg
and Pottsville was opened on the second init.
Cvr The Parliament House, at Quebec,
Canada, was destroyed by fire on the first inst.
Read!) to boil over—the Globe last week—
probably did a little—but guess no body was
It won't pay—the Standard man says to
raise pigs—better go it ou Mules and Jarlt•asses
tn. The nomination of Mr. Redfield as Col
lector at New York, has been confirmed by the
Se-Russia has purchased from Oldenburg,
Jab& Bay, fur a naval station—price 400,000
air Hon. Alfred H. Iverson has been elec
ted by the Legislature of Georgia to the U. S.
De- M. Bodisco Russian Minister, died a
few days since at Washington City, in the 86th
year of his age.
eir A western editor cautions his readers
against kissing short women, as the habit has
made him round shouldered.
DS— The Perry Freeman has been much im
proved in appearance, and its editorial depart.
merit indicates commendable ability.
ar" The Standard man thinks it no dis
grace to be called a Jack-ass. Well, probably
it aint for one who belongs to.that species.
Var It is stated by a shrewd political obser
ver that the Nebraska bill will hatch many
Whig governors. May that prediction prove
A majority of the voters of Petersburg,
Va., have signed a memorial to the Legisla
ture for the passage of a Prohibitory Liquor
A fire occurred last week in one of the
hack streets of Huntingdon. The roof burnt
off an old log house, belonging to William Mc-
Er The Westmoreland Intelligence>. tug
gests the name of Edgar Cowan, Esq., of
Greensburg, in connection with the Whig nom
ination for Supreme Judge.
7 Hon. James A. Pearce has been elect
ed to the U. S.. Senate, by the legislature of
Maryland. He is a statesman of great ability
and a thorough Whig.
U"' The House of Representatives, in the
State of Maine, have elected Noah Smith,
Whig for Speaker. That's not bad for a "dead
party" to do, in a State like Maine.
It is supposed the Gadsden treaty with
Mexico, will be sent into the Senate for confir
mation, with certain amendments suggested by
Characteristic—the Standard defending the
abominable corruption and profligacy of the
Canal Commissioners, on the Portage Road.—
"Birds of a feather flock together."
Er A late visitor to Cuba divided the inha
bitantants into two classes—one of which
makes a living by manufacturing cigars, awl
the other by smoking them.
Gir An advertisement in the N. Y. Herald,
of Saturday, reads as follows.—" Dearest H
Disappointment, anxiety and concern, torments
the soul of your mother" Odd world.
0j The plundering schemes before Con
gress are said by the Washington correspond
ent of the Tribune to be thicker than were the
frogs of Egypt. Every day turns up a new
air Col. Benton says positively that "Doug
las is politically dend." He says, "if he fails
to carry his Nebraska bill, the South will kick
him in the rear, mid if he does carry it, the
North will bent his brains out."
Cr We nnderstand.there is still one •ncnnt
county office. Where is Benedict, or Wharton;
of Huntingdon?—nrmenerille Clipper.
Ask the—they are of age, and are willing
to answer (or themselves.
12r Stumping is a game that two can play
at, and the Clearfield Raftsman is a full hand
at the business.—Standard.
Just about on n par with the "shallow brain•
ed and purchasable" Jackass.
IS - Yonder whether our astute neighbor
of the Globe recollects that memorable cam•
paign when Col. Duff was the regular nominee
of his party in this County for the Legislature?
but—oh shawl Physician heal thyself!
• 0 - Henry Porter, (son of ex-Gov. P.) has
been sentenced by the Dauphin county Court,
to pay $2,000 damages to Dr. J. Seiler, for
having stabbed him with a penkife in an alter.
cation in 1850.
0" David Taggart, Esq., of Northumber•
land, has been invited by the New York State
Agricultural Society, to deliver an address, at
Albany, some time this month, on the subject
of raising Poultry.
Succeeded—the Globe last week in proving
that the Whin have united and are preparing
to come down on the locofuco party like a
thousand of brick. Small favors always thank
fully received, Mr. Lewis.
IVashinglon County—Collin M. Reed, Esq.,
and Dr. J. W. Alexander, have been chosen
Delegates to the Whig State Convention, and
unanimously instructed to support the nomina
tion of Hon. John H. Ewing, fur Governor.
"Shallow brained and purchasable"—the
Jack•ass editor of the Staudt:Al. So says Mr.
Cook, a Democratic member of the. present
House of Representatives, from "good old
Westmoreland." Our renders will stick a pin
Boughs up—the Standard man by the Canal
Commissioners by giving him office on the pub•
lie works, to cease big opposition to their de•
grading profligacy in squandering away the
peoples' money—and yot ho talks about being
Green County—Col. J. H. Wells, inis been
selected an i'no Senatorial Delegate to repre-
sent this District in the Whig State Canyon.
tion,—that county, being this year, entitled to
the Delegate, and Joseph Cooke, Esq., as Ho
Sii" On la it Saturday the Senate of Maine
re-elected Hon. Mr. Cro.by (Whig) Governor
The vote zioed.--Cro.:hy, M err ill, 1), i ,, 1,-).
Two Whig Governors elected within the last
mowth—that does'nt look much like if the
Whig pnrty was dead, does it—eh?
Mr. Everett on the Nebraska Bill—The Dai•
ly Advertiser, of Boston, which is understood
to represented the opinions et MO, Everett, has
taken n decided stand in apposition to Doug
las' Nebraska bill. This is supposed to indi
cate Mr. Everett's opposition to the bill.
gj The Western Theological Seminary of
the Presbyterian Church in Allegheny city,
was burned to the ground on the 23d ult.—
About half of the library, which was very rida
ble, was saved. The building was insured fur
$3OOO and the library was partially insured.
A new locofoco paper is about being
started nt Harrisburg, under the editorial coo
duet of a Mr. Hopkins, son of the present Ca•
nal Commissioner. Those that are now there,
are not considered "bogus" enough for the cor
rupt schemes of the present administration.
Cr Allegheny County has elected ex• Gov.
Johnston, Gen. Wm. Robinson, Cornelius Dar
rah, H. Woods, T. M. Marshall, D. D. Bruce,
and J. Vertnon, delegates to the Whig State
Convention. Strong resolutions were passed
recommending Gen. Wm. Larimer for Clover•
Bedini off al Last—the Pope's Nuncia left
New York for Europe, on Saturday morning.
Fearing some disturbance if the embarkation
should he at the wharf of the steamer, Monsig.
nor Bedini, attended by a committee of Catho•
lie clergymen, was received on board the
steamer Atlantic at Clifton, Staten Island.
gib - The subject of erecting a mansion house
at Harrisburg, for the Governor, is again be.
ing agitated by a number of the members
of the present. Legislature. Better let the
Governor live in a corn crib than adopt a
measure by which the State Debt must be in•
creased 50 or $lOO,OOO.
gee The Prothonotary will be compelled to
attend Blair County Court &c.—A/kg/an/am
That is also the reason no paper will be is•
sued from the Alloglianian office this week.—
Bob. Johnston is not only the principal stock
holder in the concern, •but does the principal
writing fur that filthy, guerilla, egotistical
'O9" The proceedings of the legislature for
the lest few days are barren of interest. Next
week however, our readers will find the great.
er portion of them on our first page. The pre.
sentation of a few local bills and the reading of
an interesting ono on the sale of the public
works, by Hon. H. S. Evans, was the summon:
ten. This is the man whom we. on Boreal
occasions, condescended to notice. May we nev
er be guilty of the like again.—Standard.
Now sec that you don't—because you Litre
said you would not, some half dozen times e
fore, and just as often have broken your word.
But what else could the community expect
from a member of the brute creation ?
ger We have received a copy of a new pa
per called the WASIIINCITON ProNnen, publish.
ed at Olympia, Puget Sound, Washington Ter
ritory, Oregon. It is of medians size—pre
sents a commendable appearance, and evident
ly shows that the country is in a growing condi
tion. Oregon is destined to become a great
and populous portion of our confederacy.
)I.A distinguished writer and close obser
ver of human nature once said, "chow me the
conductor of a public journal whose official ac
tions are the theme of the bar-room loungers
and the common slanderer, and I will show
you a man who is working a radical and bene
ficial change in the organization of society—
on e who should lie hailed by all intelligent and
order-loving citizens, as a public blessing to
the community in winch he resides:"
gar At one of Oen. Pierce's levees a few
evenings since,an old gentleman who had stood
looking at the splendidly dressed ladies,*glitter.
ing with diamonds, as they promenaded around
the "gorgeously furnished East Room," ex
claimed, "well, well—if this is a fair specimen
of the democracy of this country, I wonder
what the aristocracy must be." I don't wonder,"
lie added, "that our imports exceed our exports
this year by thirty seven millions of dollars."—
That old fellow must be a Whig "died in the
Dar The following h a classification of the
different occupations of the members of the
present House of Representatives of this State;
Farmers, 38; lawyers, 21; physician, 1; mer
chants, 10; contractors, 6; dentist, 1; printers,
3; manufacturers, 5; machinist, 1; druggist, 1;
hotel•keeper, 1; transporter, 1; teacher, 1; ar
tist, 1; stone-cutter, 1; carpenters, 2; tanner, 1;
surveyor, 1; justice of the peace, 1; lumberman,
Ah, indeed ! only one genfieman —ell? Won.
der who that is I
466-Bucher Swoope, in the Communication
published in the Globe last week, asserted that
we were the author of the articles that gave the
offence during the late Campaign—our Fore
man, who ought to know and whose word no
body ever doubted, says &mope was. If we
'were, that Cow-uintxu lie received in our ab
sence, was a mark of unnecessary distinction.
As to certain Whigs securing his services to
conduct the Campaign, on account of our al
leged incompetency, the less is said about that,
perhaps the better fur the parties concerned.—
Let a word to the wise be sufficient.
war Any one who read the Globe of last
week could arrive at but one conclusion, and
that is—that we are really the most popular
and powerful man in the three counties. If
not—if we are what the Globe has been all
along estimating us—why in the name of heav
ens should Lewis, in one week, waste four col.
unto of his paper on us! It is, indeed, singu
lar, to say nothing of its pusillanimity. We
could never be persuaded to devote that much
time and space to the editor of the Globe, • be
cause it would be giving hint more prominence
in the community than he deserves.
Rel. Wonder whether the Globe's readers
would'nt be just as highly delighted and their
tastes as much gratilled,if Mr, Lewis would en
deavor, by publishing extracts front Gov. Big
ler's message,to expose the profligacy and cor
ruption of the Canal Commissioners and their
subordinates, on the Portage Rood and along
the line of the public works generally, as to
have his paper weekly teem with low and
coatomplable billingsgate or slang about his
neighbors! The prevailing opinion seems to
be, they would.
Dictation to the Whig paty, from such a
keg/boo source as the Iluotingdun Glatie, is in
had taste, and can excite but ono universal
feeling of disgust. The Whigs of Iluutiugdon
County aro "coons" too old—too wide awake,
to ho frightened by the noise of a "pop-gun"
like our neighbor up street. lie eun shoVt
nosy if he feels so diaposed--no holy- -
and no bah- oil be butt either.
EDITOR —As defining positions is' the
order of the day, and so I have lieen inflamed,
some persons moth], if they could. place me in
false position by insinuating and sufl,ecting
that I had something to do with the Hnnfitty
don kurnal during last fall. I deem it but
justice to myself as well ns to others, to declare
publicly, over my own signature and upon my
honor, thnt I 14(1 nothing whatever to do with
the Huntingdon Journal during the last cam.
!align; I did not suggest, advise or write a sin
gle word or paragraph for that paper during
the late political campaign, nor did 4at any
time know, until I read the parlor, like any be•
dy else, after it was published and circulated,
what was in it, or what was to be in it.
I beg to refer to Mr. John A. Nash, the
Foreman in the Journal office, whom I esteem
ns an honorable young man, for the truth of
what I assert. DAVID BLAIR.
NQ,. Some one asked Col. Benton a day or
two ago, says a Washington correspondent of
the Tribune, why be had never pitched into
"the Little Ginot. "Mr. Pooottss, Sir, Mr.
"Dorm. Ass, Sir." said the Colonel; "Alt, he
"reminds me of a story. A man having a
"fractious bull and desiring to kill hint, was
"unable to reach him in his prancing and leap
"lug. An old negro standing by asked his
"toaster why he was so anxious to hit the bull?
"'Let him alone, mason,' and by and 1)7 he
"jump so high he break 'his own neck in the
Feb. 7, 1854.
Flour per 001., 88.80 a $8,50
Clover Seed, per bu., 7,00
Red Wheat, per On.. l,BO
White Wheat, per bu., 1,90
Rye, per bn 90
Corn, per bit 75
Buckwheat, per ho 50
Oats, per bu 50
Flaxseed. per bu 1 00
Hay, per ton 8 50
Butter, per lb., 18
Feb. 4, 1854.
Flour per 001 $8 50
Corn Meal 4 50
White Wheat, per ho 2 09
Feb. 4, 1854.
Flonr per bbl $9 00
Corn Meal 4 50
White Wheat, per bn 2 20
Red, 2 10
Corn, 1 00
Cr POISONING. .01
Thousands of Parents who use Vermifuge com
posed of Castor oil, Calomel, &c., are ndt aware,
that while they appear to benefit the patient, they
are actually laying the foundations fora series of
diseases, such as salivation, loss of sight, weak.
ness of limbs, &C.
In another column will. he found the rtdvortise
ment of liohensack's Medicines, to whirls we ask
the attention of tell directly interested in their own
as well as their Children's heelth. In Liver
Complaints and all disorders arising from those
of n billions type, should make use of the only
genuine medicine, llohensack's Liver Pills.
eir" Be not Deccired," but ask tbr !lA.:tack's
Worm Syrup and Liver Pills, and observe that
each bas the signature of the Proprietor. J. N.
HOBENSACK'S, ns none else are genuine.
The most extraordinary discovery in the World
is the Great Arabian Reined!' for Man
TT. G. FAURM.I:S
CELEBRATED ARABIAN LINIMENT
The beautiful and fertile region skirting the
desert of Arabia, abounds with rare plants and
odorous woods, whence are procured those aro
matic gums and balsams of which this Lini
ment is composed, and by whose stimulating,
unctuous and penetrating properties it is, when
applied, diffused through the whole nervous
system, allaying the most intense pain inn few
minutes. 'by it, when you will be convinced
that no preparation possesses in so high a de
gree, its perfect anodyne qualities. Its action
is prompt and effective. It penetrates the flesh
to the bone, relaxes contracted cords, restoring
use to limbs paralysed for years, and where the
flesh has wasted away, leaving nothing but
skin and bone, excites a healthy action, caus
ing new flesh to grow out and fill up the shri,
cited parts. It restores the synovial fluid or
boint water, and this is the reason why it has
een so successful in diseases of the joints. In
affections of the Spine, Liver, Lungs and Kid
neys, this great remedy stands before any other
ever produced. For ague cake or enlargement
of the spleen, it is a specific. For any internal
inflamation, you will find it gives great relief.
It has no equal in the world fur Rheumatism—
also, cramps, swelling, numbness, weak joints,
Spine and Chest, pains, wounds, chilblains,
burns, sore throat, bites of insects and reptiles,
salt rheum, warts, corns, mange, and indeed
nearly all diseases which require an external
application, and many others, are greatly ben
efited by it. It is used externally with neat
success in goitre, or swelled neck, Scrofula or
King's Evil, Liver Complaint, nervous diseases,
the. For Horses or Cattle, it is as effectual as
in diseases of man. Will cure any case of
Sweeny in existence; also, Spavin, Splint, Ring
bone, Big-head, Fistula, Farcy, Pull Evil, W
galls, Strains, Bruises, &c.
Look Out for Countofeile!
The public are cautioned against another
counterfeit, which has lately made its appear
ance, called W. B. Farrell's Arabian Liniment,
the most dangerous until the counterfeits, be
cause his having the name of Farrell, many
will buy it in good faith, without the knowledge
that a counterfeit exists, and they will perhaps
only discover their error when the spurious
mixture has wrought its evil effects.
The genuine article is manufretured only by
H. G. Farrell, sole inventor and proprietor,
and wholesale druggist, No. 17 Main street,
Peoria, Illinois, to whom all applications for
Agenseies must be addressed. Be sure you get
it with the letters H. G. before Farrell s, thus
—H. Cr. FARRELL'S—and his signature on
the wrapper, all others are counterfeits.
Sold by Shoe. Read Sc Son, Huntingdon, U.
B. Sellers it Fleming Brothers wholesale, Pitts
burg, and by regularly authorized agents
throughout the United States.
SW Price 25 and 50 cents, and $1 per bottle.
AGENTS WANTED in every town, village
and hamlet in the United States, in which one
is not already established. Address H, G. Far
rell as shove, accompanied with good ',firm, ce
as to character, responsibility, &e.
On Thursday the 2nd inst., by Gee. W. Whit
tader. Esq., Mr. DANIEL BRYAN to Miss MAR ,
YHA BRYAN, both of West tp.
At Linden Hall, Centre County, Ptt,, on the
3lst ult., by Rev, Mr. Hamill, Joon paoTacrt-
LINE, EN, Attorney at Law, of Hollidaysburg,
to ABM MARTRA O:KINNE, of the former place.
In Penn tp., on the 21st alt.. Men, MATICIAII.
ET ANDERSON, ID 60 02nd year of her age.
On Friday, the 20th ult., near this Borough,
very suddenly, Mrs. RACIIAEL, wife of Thos. S.
MeCaltan, Esq., aged about 35 years.
rprifi undersigned, appointed by the Orphans'
Court of Huntingdon comity, to distribute
the balance in the hands of the Allininistratom
of Joseph Stewart, late of the borough of Hun
tingdon, dee'il., among those entitled, will attend
for that pnrpose at his Mike in Iluntinwlon, on
SaThwioy the ttbh day prof.
j. STEW un , Auditor,
liunting.loo, s, 1,11, It.
117601733., GRAIN a LUMBER
Nus. 23 25, Spear's Wharf,
John Clark, Eiq., President Citizens Bank, Balt,
A. P. Giles, Esq., Cashier, Franklin Bank, "
John Hertzler, Jr.. Esq., Philadelphia.
Engem, Sinnlekson & Co., "
J. Tome, Esq., l'resd't Cecil Bank,Port Hopis it
J. Wallower & Son, Harrisburg,
Col. 11. C. Eyer, Selinsgrove.
J. 11. App & Co., "
Nagle, Witulgaie & Co., Milton.
W. W. Cooke, Esq., Muncy.
Simon Schuyler, Esq., "
George Bodine, Hughesville.
W. Weaver & Co., Montoursvilie.
T. W. Lloyd. Cashier, Williamspurt.
Gen. W. F. Packer.
Lewis U. Haling,
McHenry & Rubb, Jersey Shore.
J. P. !Wing, Lock Haven.
C-W'CAttit ' Muss: & Co., bare the largest wharf'
room of any Commission House in Baltimore, al
ways giving„quick despatch to boats to discharg
ing their cargoes. [Feb. 8,'54.-Gm.
Dissolution of Partnership..
partnership heretofore existing between
the undersigned, in the Tanning business,
in Cass township, Iluntingdon county, hes this
day been mutually dissolved. The books of the
firm era in the hands of P. J. Kean for settlement,
and those indebted to said firm are hereby noti
fied to call - end settle before the first day of March
next, after which time, those accounts not settled
will be placed in the hands of a proper officer for
collection. EUMGARTNER & KEAN.
February 4, 1854.—nt.•
P. S. The business will hereafter be carried on
at the old stand by I'. J. KEAN.
Book and Stationary Mouse
EXTENSIVE SALES AND N67slsEs
Make It profitable to sell at very
23 PARK ROW, opposite the Astor Rouse,
Offer one of the most extensive Stocks and cosy
plete assortments in the country of
BOOKS & STATIONERY,
FOR CASH ONLY.
The amount of goods in our line purchased by
country merchants is usually quite small corona
red with their dry goods, hardware, and other
bills; and this very circumstance absolutely com
pels jobbers in the book business, who sell on
time, to get larger profits in order to make np for
the losses and extra expenses necessarily invol
ved in a credit business of small amounts. it is
also ens,' for the merchant to make arrangements
to buy his book bill for cash; though it might not
lie so convenient fur him to purchase his larger
bills in this way.
There cotalerations have 1,1 us to adopt In
our business, from this date, January, 1854, the
following principles, ViT.: SMALL PROFITS, CNYA.
TM:CC I'ItiCES, AND TEEMS ALWAYS CASH.
Being ourselves the sole publishers of a WM,
ber of the lemlingAnd most extensively-selling
School Books in the results, as well'as works in
other departments, our facilities are unsurpassed.
'call upon us. or send no order, and judge for
yourselves, if rho saving you MI make by buying
of us for cash is worth while.
Oar location is very central, and easily found.
Stood on the Astor House steps, and look straight
forward across the corner of the Park, and you
cannot avoid seeing our signs. Itentetuber.
the amine Is MASON BROTMEIOL
Feb. I, 1954.
HENRY W. OVERMAN,
No. 6, South Third St., below rilurket,
THE attention of Country Buyerals celled to
the extensive ussortinent or all kinds ig Fin
SHEEP SKINS, te.,
constantly on hand and for sale n t reduced price,
RED & OAK SOLE LEATHER'.
N. B. All kinds of country loather taken in
exchange for goods. . [Pcb. 1, '54.-3m.
To the Creditors of the Huntingdon,
Cambria, and Indiana Turn
pike Road Company,
THAT the Court of Huntingdon County, on
the 21st day of January, 1854, directed to be
paid to said Creditors, TWO AND THREE FOURTH
PER CENT. on the amount of their claims on which
former dividends have been declared, which I will
pay on the presentation of their certificates of
deposit, by themselves or their agents.
JOHN S. ISETT, Sequestrate,
Spruce Creek, Feb. 1,1854.-3 t.
The "Blair County Whig," and Whig Paper.
Ebensburg, will please insert three times and
charge this office, end send a copy of paper to
John S. Isett, Spruce Creek. Hunt. co., Pa.
Town Lots and other Valuable
Real Estate at Public Sale.
pursuance of an Order of the Orpheus' Court
of Huntingdon connty, the undersigfted wilt
expose to Public Sale, on the premises, in the
borough of Huntingdon, on
WEDNESDAY TIM IST DAY or MAncit weir,
TWENTY TOWN LOTS, in "West Hunting
don," all floating on Charles Street, in the said
borough of Huntingdon, each fifty feet in front on
said street, and extending back two hundred feet.
more or less, to an alley. Mifflin street. and alt
the other streets north of 'Mifflin, will be extend
ed through said ground to said alley.
These lots are all vacant,—in a fine state of
cultivation, and will afibrd fine sites for persons
wishing to build dwelling houses, and fur other
Aat the name time, a piece or parcel of
land in Walker anwn%hip, on the south side of the
Juniata, within half a mile of the borough of
Huntingdon, captaining about TEN ACRES,
,Crooked Creek running through the same, and a
Sulphur Spring thereon, adjoining lands of John
MeCohan and others.
ALSO, at the same time, a piece or parcel of
WOODLAND in 'lendersmt township, contain
ing SIXTEEN ACRES and one Hundred and
twenty-fire perches, ndjotning the Penna. Rail
coed, land of Judge Taylor, and others.
TERMS.-ono fourth of the purchase money
of the town lots and of the land in Walker town - -
ship, to be paid on confirmation of the sale, and
the balance in three equal annual payments, with
interest, to be secured by the bonds aruhnortgages
of the purchasers. Ono third of the purchase
money, of the land in Henderson township, to be
paid on confirmation of the sale, and the balance
in two equal nnunal payments, with interest, to
he secured by the bond of the purchaser, with se
curity. JANF DORLAND,
Trustees of the Ehtate of Isaac Dorland, dec'd.'
Iluntingdon. Feb. t, 1854.—t5.
Notice to Contractorts.
QEALED proposals for the erection of a Lq
1J theran Church in Huntingdon, will be receiv
ed at the office of the Huntingdon Journal until
the 18th of February next. Plans and specifica
tions of building can be seen at the same place.
P. .11. H I GHTMER,
Jnnunry 25, 1254,
Sealed proposals will also ho received fur the
building of a Lutheran Church in the village of
Cassville, until the lath inst. Flans and speciti •
cations can he obtained from ehlier of the build
ing committee, to whom the proposals can be di
rected, post paid. Col. 4011 N STEVER,
I'cii. 5, lhJl
rjln lbs. of to,l 11411; jiht race's int and to.
UVU .lo by W. 6AVION. ,
J, s A Vl',