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Wednesday Morning, Feb. 15, IS%
S. L. GLASGOW, Editor.
air Rev. P. M. Rightmyer, will preach in
the Baptist Church on next Sabbath evening,
ddo volentc. The public are invited to attend.
re.. Hon. Johu Cresswell, Jr., of the Senate;
Jas. Maguire, Jas. L. Gwin, and others, of the
House, have our thanks for pub. doe.
Snrgioo Meohanical Instittte.
Our readers will, of course , . carefully peruse
the advertisement of Dr. H. T. Coffey in to.
days paper. for although it is addressed"to Phy
sicians, it is a subject of vital importance to all
who are interested in preserving or reserving
health. There are many persons in this and ere.
ry community,dragging out sickly lives, the vic
tims of weakness, and suffering only known to
themselves—who can be restored to health,an
iination and society by simply using—not the
worthless and. injurious contrivances common
ly worn—but a mechanical support that is at
once simple, elegant, effeetiee, and scientific.—
Dr. Coffey has given much study to this.
As LABOR--FLOUR—CORN—and the PAPER
on which we print the Journal have all risen to
a very high price, we here say to those of our
subscribers and others, who are indebted to this
omen, that we want them to pay up immediate
ly. We have to pay cash for all of the above
articles, and how in the name of common sense
do our subscribers think wn can do this when
they don't pay us—we mean those who are in
arrears. If we had.any other resources than
those of the Journal we would not care, but we
have not, and we must have our dues. Indul
gence is beginning to cease to be a virtue, and
we can't stand it much longer, and we witt.
soveither. So let a word to the wise be sufE
cient—pay up I
Prohibitory Liquor Law.
Last week we stated this subject had been
made the special order for Wednesday last, and
accordingly it was. The bill which had previ
ously been reported came up, and Mr. Cham
berlin moved that it be postponed until Wed
nesday next, and be made the special order for
Mr. Struthers moved an amendment, that
the bill be postponed for the present, and be
printed; which was agreed to by the following
vote, viz :
YEAS—Messrs. Baldwin, Barton, Beans,
Beck, Beyer, Bush, Byerlv, Calvin, Collins,
Daugherty, Dunning, Eckert, Ellinger, Fry,
Gray, Groom, Hamilton, Herr, Hiestand. Hil
lier, Hippie, Horn, Hunsecker, Hunter, Jack
man, Johnson, Knight, Linn, Mander6eld, Mc-
Kee, Melly, Monaghan, Montgomery, Moser,
Palmer, Rawlins, Rowe, Shenk, Sidle, S,nith,
(Berks,) Struthers, Wheeler, Wicklein, Wilson,
Wright and Zeigler-46.
NAYS—Messrs. Abraham, Atherton, Ball,
Bigham, Caldwell, Carlisle, Chamberlin, Cook,
Cummins, Davis, Deegan, DeFrance, Eldred,
Ellis, Evans, Fletcher, Foster, Gallentine. Gib
honey, Gwin, Hills, Hummel, Hurtt, Kilgore,
Lowrey, (Tioga,) Magee, Maguire, M'Combs,
M'Connell, Miller, Moore, Muse, Parke, Poem
lee, Passmore, Patterson, Porter, Poulson, Ro
berts, Smith, (Crawford,) Stewart and Stock
The motion as unleaded, being before the
Mr. Hills moved to nmepd, by making the
till the special order for Thursday of next
week, and that it be printed; which was disa
greed to as follows, viz:
YEAS—Hesor. Abraham, Atherton, Bald
win, Ball, Bigham, Byerly, Caldwell, Carlisle,
Chamberlin, Cook, Cummins, Davis, Deegan,
We France, Eldred, Ellis, Evans, Fletcher,
Foster, Fry, Gallentine. Gibboney, G win, Hart,
Hillier, Hills, Hammel, Hutt, Kilgore, Low
rey, (Tioga,) Magee, Maguire, M'Combs, Mc-
Connell, Miller, Monaghan, Moore, Muse,
Parke, Parmlee, Passmore, Patterson, Porter,
Poulson, Roberts, Smith, (Crawford,) Stewart
NAYS—liessrs. Barton, Beans, Beck, Bey.
er, Bush, Calvin, Collins, Daughvty, Dunning,
Eckert, Edinger, Gray, Groom, Hamilton,Herr,
Hiestand, Hippie, Horn, Hunsecker, Hunter,
Jackman, Johnson, Knight, Linn, Manderfield,
M'Kee, Melly, Montgomery, Moser, Palmer,
Rowe, Scott, Shenk, Sidle, Smith, (Berks.)
Stockdale, Struthers, Wneeler, Wicklein, Wil.
son, Wright and Zeigler-42.
It requiring two•thirds to sustain a motion
making a bill the special order, our readers
will discover that the amendment of Mr. Stru•
thet's was carried, and they can also see how
the different members voted.
Our members, Messrs. Maguire and Gwin—
toth voted with the friends of Temperance.
In the House of Representatives, on the 6th
inst., the Speaker presented a very important
communication, enclosing a report from the
Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, in reply
to a resolution of that body. The following is
a synopsis of the report:
From this report it appears the receipts of
the Sinking Fund from December 1, 1852,10
November 30, 1853, with balance at former
date, were $408,937,53, and the disbursements
$416,245,50, leaving $7308,06 due the Treasu
rer. The amount of $236,048,48 in stocks
were purchased last October for $229,670,55,
being a gain to the State of $6337,93, and in
November $64,000 worth for $60,000, being a
gain of $4OOO. The relief issues cancelled
from June 1 to November 30 amounted to
$121,812,04. The following is a statement of
the general operations of the Sinking Fund for
the years 1852 and 1853 '
As per report, 1852,
Stocks purchased Au
gust, 1852, $116,110 82
Stocks purchased No
---..-- $211,110 83
As per report, 1853,
Stocks purchased Or
tober, 1853, 236,048 48
Stocks purchased No•
Relief notes cancelled,
Ate• Col. A. M. White, of Cambria county,
has been chosen Senatorial Delegate, from the ,
district composed of Huntingdon, Blair, and
Cambria counties, to the Whig State Canyon.
Lion, which is to meet on the 15th March next,
at Harrisburg. lie is instructed, we u u dor•
stand, to vote for Cal. Curtin. Mr. White is a
whole•souled Whig—a very clever man—and
selection as Delegate,• is as good as could
oil hate•hoen made. •
Frauds on the Public Works.
The Canal Commissioners have submitted
their annual report to the State Legislature,
and it shows up a beautiful State of affairs on
the Allegheny Portage Rail Road for the years
1852 and 1853. That our readers may under
stand all about the matter, we extract from the
Report the following upon the subject:--
By reference to, the report of the Superinten
dent of the Allegheny Portage Railroad, it will
be seen that the expens.i of working the road,
including motive power and repairs, for the flu
cal year which has just closed, amounted to
the enormous suns of four hundred nnd ninety
two thousand, five hundred and fifty-two dol.
tars. The reported expenses on this road for
the year 1852. was four hundred and two thou
sand one hundred and ninety-five dollars. To
this, however, must be added fifty-four thou
sand three hundred and thirty-three dollars
whirls had not been reported by the former su
perintendent, but has since beets discovered,
and reported by the officer now in charge of
the road, thus making the gross sum of four
hundred and fifty-six thousand three hundred
and twenty-eight dollars as the expenses of 1852,
being an excess in 1853, over that of 1852, of
thirty-six thousand two hundred and twenty
four dollars. Could the Board assume that the
amount expended in 1852 was all legitimate;
there would be but little difficulty in demon
strating that this excess was but the natural
result of the increased travel and tonnage. But
was the expenditure of 1852 all proper? This
is the problem. Although the Board have not
been able to detect any fraud, yet, from the
very careless manner in which the business has
heretofore been transacted there, it is readily
perceived how easy it might be to practice ex
tensive frauds, and at the same time the officer
in charge of the road Ise innocent of any cor
rupt motive. Take the article of wood for ex
ample, and it can not he doubted but that the
State has been imposed upon to a large amount,
notwithstanding the payments have generally
been made upon the certificates of the toupee
appointed for that purpose, the only exception
to this rule being a few thousand cords which
were taken by other officers of the road, in the
absence of the inspector. The conclusion there
fore is irresistible, that either fraudulent certifi
cates most have been issued. or the officers de.
eeived by the parties furnishing the wood. The
Board incline to the totter opinion. Who can
believe that seventy thousand three hundred
and fifty dollars worth of wood could be con
sumed in the transportation of a given amount
of tonnage and number of passengers, over
thirty-six miles of this road, when it required
but sixty-seven thousand six hundred nnd eigh
ty-eight dollars worth to transport. nt lease an
equal amount. over eighty-one mike of Phila.
delphin and Columbia road? The proposition
Without being able, therefore, to fix upon
any parties a specific charge of fraud in this
respect, vet a regnrd for truth and candor con
strains the Board to express the opinion, that
nt least forty thousand dollars have been paid
oat for wood, within the past two years, for
which not one dollar's advantage hat accrued
to the Commonwealth. Most of the wood had
been contrarted for and delivered prior to Jan
uary last. The Board have determined upon a
rind enforcement of the rules which have been
adopted for the management of this road,
which, it is believed, will effectually prevent
imposition in future, and sore to the State (in
this item) twenty thousand dollars the present
year, taking as a basis the two last years. It
is now made the duty of the Superintendent.
before contrneting for wood, to invite sealed
proposals, by advertisement, for furnishing it,
designating, the points at which it is to lie de
livered, &e., and the contracts, in all cases, are
to be awarded to the lowest responsible bid
ders. When delivered, it is to be carefully in
spected and measured, .d the amount enter
ed in the books of the superintendent. No
more in then to be delivered until another allot
merit is made.
Under this arrangement there can he no
paving for wood, either by accident or design,
twice, or three times, without detection. It is
believed, ton, that by a rigid enforcement of
the rules, whirl, have recently been establish
ed by the Board, for the purchase of lumber
and other materiels for the repairs of railroads
and canals, a large nom may be sowed annual
ly. The same regulations are to be observed
in this respect, which have just been noticed
in regard to wood. It is proper to remark
here, that before the adoption of the rules above
referred to, most. of the contracts for lumber,
&c., for the past year had been made; hence
no visible diminution of the expenses, in the
repair department has taken place. When
these wholesome measures of reform shall have
been fully carried out, together with some oth
ers of minor iinportance, not referred to. a con
siderable reduetoin in the expenses for repairs
may be looked for. The Board confidently be
lieve this will lie demonstrated the present
In accounting for the extraordinary expen
diture on the Portage road the past year, the
Superintendent estimntea the cost of keeping
the road open nt night, nt seventy-five thou
sand dollars. When the fact is taken in view
that this service requires a double set of kneels
to he employed' all the lime. and that the fires
had to be kept up, as well nt the stations as on
the levels, all night, it is believed that this is
not too high en estimate. This service was
perforated exclusively for the neemmodntion
of the passengers carried by the Central Rail.
road Company; and although the tolls which
accrued to the State fell far below the actual
outlay, yet still the Board would have been
justly censured had they refused to pass the
passenger cars after night, it being imprnetien-
He to make the proper connections nt Phila
delphia and Pittsburg, so as to pass them all
over this road in daylight.
Besides this, the Superintendent assures the
Board, verbally, that he ran show, by most un
dubitable evidence, that he paid out on bills of
wood. lumber, oil, and other material connect
ed with the motive power and repair depart
ments, at least sixty thousand dollars. whi , ll
properly he-longed to the expenditure of 1852,
as they had been actually used in that year,
but which he had reported in leis expenses for
1853. From the representations made, and
the evidence adduced, the Board incline to
credit the augment. If this be so, why then
it is clear that the expenses of 1852, instead of
being less, were much greater than 1853.
To reennitulate. It lens been stated above.
that necortling to the report of the Superinten
dent. there had been expended, in 1853, four'
hundred and ninety-two thousand five hundred
and forty-two dollars. end it lens also been sta
ted Shot the expenses of 1952 were four hum•
tired and fifty-six thousand three hundred and
twenty-eight dnllars—showing an excess in
1853 over 1852 of thirty-six thousand three
hundred and twenty-eight dollars. Beet if we
deduct from the expenses of 1853, the $60,000,
which the Superintendent claims properly be
longed to 1852, but which be reported as be
longing to 1853, and add to the expenses of
1852, it will make the expenses of 1832 five
hundred and sixteen thousand three hundred
mad twenty-eight dollars, and that of 1854, four
hundred and thirty-two thousand five hundred
and fifty-two dollars; beitm an access of the for
mer over the latter year of eigletythreo thou.
sand seven hundred and seventy-six dollars.--
Whatever consideration the Legislature may
be disposed to give to this allegation, the Board
deemed it but nn act of justice to ti Superin
tendent to give him the benefit of it, in explan
ation of the apparent increased expenditure.
We also notice that the Democratic (Won,
(the organ of the Democratic party at Harris
burg,) charges that outrageous robberies have
been committed on the Coimbra railroad, in
consequence of which the Legislature has cal
led upon the Canal Board for information, and
it is expected that the Board will' report upon
the 'subject in a few days.' The Legislature
has also called upon the Canal Commissioners
for specifications of frauds alleged in their re
port to have been practised upon the Alleghe
ny Portage Railroad.
MUCH IN LITTLE,
Cibs' John, wo forgot that enigma last week.
fa' The next State fair of Ohio will be held
tEr What a curse to Society is the common
Cr All things are said to be again quiet at
Erie. "God save the Commonwealth."
'The Farm Journal for February has
been received. It is an excellent number.
Cr It is said that eggs to the value of $15,-
000,000 are consumed in England every year.
.ttr The Legislature is daily receiving peti
tions praying the speedy passage of the Maine
The march of Intellect—the Shanghai of the
Journal pitching into the Jackass of the Stan
Gl` Over $lO,OOO have been subscribed in
Massachusetts, to erect a monument at Ply
mouth to the Pilgrims.
eir Since the new divorce law went into op-
eration in Ohio, marriages are placed under
the head of "limited partnerships."
ler The School Journal of February is on
our table—n periodical always bearing within
itself the evidence of its own worth.
cir Mr. Maguire has presented a bill in the
House to repeal theact granting a State road in
Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties.
Cr The Maine Liquor Bill passed the State
Senate on last Saturday, containing a clause—
submitting it to the people for their approval.
Modesty is more becoming, and always
esteemed more valuable, than beauty. Beauty
perishes, but modesty—real modesty—never
Cr The celebrated George Lippard is dead
—lie expired in the city of Philadelphia on the
9th inst. Peace to the ashes of another singu
LW From present indications the friends of
Temperance have reason to expect the pass
age of a Prohibitory Law by the present Le
Cr The remains of Col. Bliss have been ta
ken to Gen. Taylor's plantation in Louisiana,
to be deposited by side the tomb of the hero of
e-Senator Shie'3, of Illinois, according
to the New York Express, has declared his in
tention to vote against the Nebraska Bill of his
colleague Mr. Douglas.
i" It is asserted in a French publication
that the Empress Josephine's mantua-maker's
bill for the first ten months of 1806 amounted
to 175,827f.—Z1,000 odd —335,000 I
eir The London Times publishes the deci
sion of Judge Grier, of Philadelphia, in the
case of Mrs. Stowe vs F. W. Thomas, which it
heads "English Uncle Tom vs German Uncle
Sale of the Public Works—the strong holds
of Democracy have called meetings in favor of
the sale of the Public Works. Westmoreland,
Berks, Bucks and other counties : have led the
GT...lnspector Bucket," alias the Stan•
lard's mule, thinks it "necessary to move"
from Harrisburg—decidedly I emphatically !
instanter! by gosh! What's up? got in the
"gutter" again—eh ? •
ET Hon. Wm. Pitt Fessenden has been
elected to the U. S. Senate, by the Legislature
of Maine, for the long term. He is a thorough
Whig and talented statesman. Hurra. for
Maine! ! We say, hurra for Maine!!!
The coldest hour of the twenty-four is
five in the morning, and+the warmest is froM
two to three in the afternoon. The mean heat
is from half past eight to half-past nine. The
greatest range is in July, and the least in De
Cr This fine stanza is from a poem in the
National Era, on the death of Webster:
How well he fell asleep!
Like some proud river,widening toward the sea,
Calmly and grandly, silently and deep,
Life joined eternity.
CV' The.Carlisle Herald says Crosby.(whig)
has been elected Governor of Maine, by the
State Senate-7 whips and nine Pittsburg
democrats voting for him. Oh, Jerusalem !
nine Pittsburg democrats! What a great na
tion we are !
The Jack-ass of the Slandahl says of.
ter his nude gets through with his studies at
Harrisburg, he proposes sending him to us to
finish his education. Well, our first lesson to
him will be to "get up a ball to purchase a
Sir John Franklin—the British Admiralty
have announced that if intelligence of Sir
John Franklin or his ships, the Erebus and
Terror, and of the officers and crews being
alive, is not received by the Slot of March
next, they will be considered as having died in
her Majesty's service.
r An effort is making by those immediate
ly concerned to have the next State Fair held
in the City of Philadelphia. We are opposed
on the ground that such large cities are unsuit
able in which to hold Agricultural Fairs.—
They do well enough for theatres and wax
works exhibitions, but nothing else.
tar The specie' election in Berks County,
for a member of Congress. to supply the vacan
cy occasioned by the death of the Hon. H. A.
MuuLexaEnn, took place on Saturday a week
and resulted in the election of the Hon. J. G.
'loses by about 1600 majority over Wat. H.
KEIM, the Whig and volunteer Candidate.
Chicago, Feb. 9.—A meeting in opposition
to the Nebraska bill was held hero last night.—
The action of Senator Douglas was denounced
by the old line Democrats, and by his personal
friends. Resolutions were passed instructing
their representatives in Congress to vote
against any infringenlent of the Missouri com
Tennessee—the Governor has issued his pro.
clamation for an election for a member to re.
present the First Congressional District, now
vacant, in consequence of the death of its Re
presentative elect, the Hon. Brookins Camp
bell. Hon. A. G. Watkins is a candidate for
the place. We understand that Mr. N. G.
Taylor, of Carter, W. F. Anderson, Esq., of
Jefferson County, and A. A. Kyle, Esq., of
Hawkins, (all Whip) and Col. A. McClellan,
of Sullivan County (Democrat) are also candi
dates. The election takes place on the 9th of
Mw York Nanking Capital.—The amount
of capital employed in the business of banking
in the State of Now York, as reported by the
banks, banking associations, and individual
bankers, on tbe 17th of September, 1853, was
$78,691,0;'5v the amount reported on the 4th
day of September, 1852, was $82,101,216 which
show an increase of banking capital in one
year of $14,484,359. The total amount of cir
culating notes issued to banks, banking assn•
ciations, and individual bankers, and outet4sd•
ing on 'the let clay of Dec., wan $43,958,416.
Thins*, Feb. 9, 1954.
The Speaker laid before the Senate . the dn
neal report of the Institution for the Eduction
of the Deaf and Dumb.
Mr. Buckalew, the annual report of the Phoe
nix Iron and Coal Company.
Mr, McClintock presented a reMonstrance
from Pittsburg against conferring any new
powers upon the Pennsylvania Railroad Com-
PL S. Barnes and Mr. Crcsswell, three peti
tions each, in favor of tee new County of Cone
Mr. Frick three, for authority to straighten
Eighth etreet,in the borough of Morristown; and
a remonstrance against.
Mr. Crabb. one for the repeal of the Militia
Law, so far as regards the City and County of
Mr. Buckalew, from the Committee on Fi
nance, reported the bill providing for the can
cellation of the Relief notes.
Mr. Dersie, the bill to exempt Coal and
Lumber from the towage tax.
Mr. McFarland, to regulate the motive pow
er on the Allegheny Portage Railroad. •
Mr. Cresswell, the supplement to the bill re
lative to the estate of Kenneth Forsyth.
Mr. Goodwin, the bill to incorporate the
Commonwealth Insurance Company, with
Mr. McClintock, the supplement to the Amer.
ican Life and Health Insurance Company.—
Also, bill to incorporate the German Lutheran
Emannel's Congregation of Frankton].
Mr. Darlington, the bill to extend the provi.
aloes of the General Manufacturing Law for
certain purpoSes. Also, bill to extend the
charter of the Lycoming Mutnal Insurance
Mr. Quiggle, the bill to erect the new Coun
ty of Madison, oat of parts of Westmoreland,
Allegheny, Butler, and Armstrong.
Mr. Piatt, the bill to erect the new County of
Ligonier, out of parts of Westmoreland.
Mr. Buckalew, a bill to make an appropria
tion to the Rosine Association of Philadelphia.
The appropriation proposed in the bill is $3OOO.
Mr. Haldeman read a bill in place relative
to weights and measures.
Mr. Barnes, one relative to the publication
of the receipts and expenditures of the several
Mr. Frick, one a supplemkt to the Spring
House Northampton and Bethlehem Turnpike
Bond Com pany.
Mr. Kunkel, one to confirm the title to cer
tain Reel Estate in Philadelphia.
Mr. Hendricks. one relative to Weigh mas
ters of Railroad Companies, requiring them to
give certificates of amount of Coal passing
over their roads.
Mr. Haldeman submitted a resolution call
ing on the President of the Philadelphia, Wil•
mington, and Baltimore Railroad Company,
for certatin information relative to subscriptions
made by them to other Railroad Companies, to
issuing of bonds, &c.
Mr. Darsie doubted the power of the Senate
to compel the Company to give the infertna
lion asked, nod on his motion, the resolution
Mr. Kunkel moved to proceed to the consid
eration of his resolutions relative to the bill be
fore Congress, to organize the territory of Ne
braska, and the Missouri Compromise.
Mr. quintile called the order of the clay.
Mr. Kunkel moved to suspend the orders,
for the pnrpese of takine; up the resolutions,
and called the yeas and nays, which were as
Yeas—Messrs. Barnes, Crabb, Dersie,
Evans, Ferguson, Frick. Haldeman, Hamilton,
Hendricks.' Kinn], Kunkel, Mellinger, Price,
Nays—Messrs. Bnekalew, Cresmell, Darling.
ton, Foulkrod. Fry, Goodwin, Enhrim W. Ham.
lin Byron D. Hamlin. Heister, Hoye, Jamison,
McClintock, Piatt, Quiggle, Sager, Wherry,
So the question was determened in the nega•
The bill to divorce Thomas French nod his
wife, Harriet C. French, then came up in or
der, and was brielly4lisenssed by Meters. Qnift ,
gle, Price and Piatt in favor, and Mr. Kunkel
in opposition, when it was defeated by the fol
Yeas—Messrs. Buckalew, Darlington, Fonik
rod, Fry, Goodwin, Hiester, Hoge, Piatt,
Price, Quist:tie, Skinner-11.
Nays—Messrs Barnes. Crabh, Darsie.
guson, Haldeman, Hamilton, Byron D. Ham
lin, Ephraim W. Hmnlin, Jormson, Kinzer,
Kunkel, McClintock. McFarland, Sager, Slifer,
Wherry, MeCasli I) ,'Speaker-18.
The bill relative to County and township of
ficers, &c., was under consideration whets the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The bill relative to a certain murder trial in
Allegheny county-(David Jewell) was taken up
and debated at great length. The several sec
tions of the hill were agreed to, and the rule
suspended which prohibits the reading of bills
twice on the some day. And the bill, when
on its final passage, was negatived by a vote
of 44 to 45.
Whereupon, the House adjourned,
Friday, Feb. 10.
The Speaker laid before the Senate the an
nual statement of the University of Pennsylva
nia; also, the first annual report of the Lances
ter and Pine Grove Railroad Company; also,
the annual report of the New York and Erie
Railroad Company. The latter document was
read, and the usual number of copies ordered
to be printed.
Mr. Fry presented three; Mr. Evans three;
Mr. Cresswell five petitions, in litvor of the pro
posed new County of Concmaugh.
Mr. Fry, five remonstrances against the erec
tion of n bridge at Bethlehem.
Mr. Frick. twelve from Montgomery County.
to make the Steward of the Poor elective, and
make the Sheriff keeper of the prison.
Mr. Evans f o urteen. noel Mr. Foulkrod twen
ty•five, from female operatives, for a change in
the law relative to hours of labor; and Mr.
Evans ten of a similar character from male
Mr. Fouldrod, a memorial from the Scott
Legion of Philadelphia, praying for a State ap
propriation townrds the erection of a mono
meat, which at his request w as rend.
Mr. Jamison and Mr. Kunkel, several peti•
tion in favor df the sew County of Madison.
Mr. Hendricks, two remonstrances from
Schuylkill County, against extending the pmvi•
slims of thegencral manufacturing law to the
mining of coal.
Mr. Price, a reMonstrance from the mem
bers of the bar of Philadelphia, against estab
lishing the Supreme Court at Harrisburg.
Mr. Goodwin, front the Committo on Corpor
ations, reported as Committed the supplement
to the Penrose Ferry Bridge Company.
Mr. Fry [Banks] reported the bill to re-char
ter the Bank of Middletown.
Mr. QuigTle read in place a hill to incorpor.
me the Williamsport Mutual Fire Insurance
Company; also a bill relative to the Kishaco.
(pine Turnpike Company.
Mr. Hamlin, of M'Kean, one relative to the
revival of judgment before Justices of the
Mr. Jamison one to change the system of
managcnrent of the Public Improvements.
Mr. Kunkel, one supplementary to the Penn•
sylvania Female College, at Harrisburg; and
one rtlative to the authentication of letters of
attorney, protest of attorneys, and public as
signments. made out of the State.
Mr. Goodwin, one to repeal an act relative
to vacating a certain street in the County of
On motion of Mr. Kunkel, the Nebraska and
Missouri Compmmise resolutions were made
the order of the day for Monday next.
On motion of Mr. Hamilton. to incorporate
the Commonwealth Insurance Company, wits
taken up and passed its several readings.
Mr. Haldeman called op the bill to incorpor
ate Donegal. deposit° 13antt. Passed Commit.
too and seeontiroading, and being on its final
Mr. Hatnho of Wayne. and Mr. Duchies',
expressed. their opposition bill, on the ground
that institutions of this,eheracter were infinite
ly snore injurious to the public interests than
hunks of issue. _ .
The bill passed finally, by' the following
Yens—. Messrs. Barnes, Darlington, Darsie,
Evans, Ferguson, Foulkrod, Fry, Haldeman,
Hendricks, Hoge, Kinzer, Kunkel McClintock,
Price Quiggle, Slifer- 7 1G. _
Nav;—SfesW. Buckalew, Cresswell, Good.
win, Hamilton, B. D. Hamlin E. W. Hamlin,
Hiester, Jamison, McFarland, Platt, McClain,
The bill relative to the compensation of
County Treasurers, be,, was taken up in order,
and was discussed at some length by Messrs.
Price, Buckalew, Hamlin, of McKean, Hamil
ton and Evans, and passed second reading,
with amendments—yens 18, nays 14.
Mr. Darlington offered an amendment pro
viding that the provisions of the bill shall not
apply to Treasurers now electdtl.
The amendment, after some discussion, was
adopted—yeas 17 nays 15; and the bill was
laid over on third reading.
Mr. Buckalew submitted a resolution, call
ing on the Auditor General information as to
the compensation of County TrensurersforState
Mr. Darsid read n bill to provide fur the pay.
ment of the expenses of publishing the Legis.
Mr. Slifer called up the Prohibitory Liquor
bill. Passed Committee, and was pending on
second reading when the Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The Speaker presented the Report of the Di
rectors of the Pennsylvania Institution for the
Deaf and Dumb.
Petitions Preseeted—By Mr. Hart, for the
Rosino Association. Also, the report of the
Chestnut Ilill and Spring House Turnpike
Bills read in place—By Mr. Struthers, a
supplement to the charter of the Beaver Mead
ow Railroad and Coal Company.
Bills Passed—Relative to the payment of
constables for attending the general 'township
elections. The City and County of Philadel
phia are exempt from the operation of this
A bill relative to Land Patents in this Com.
monwenlth, wag taken op and passed in Com
mittee of tl e Whole, and then re-committed to
the Committee on the Judiciary.
A bill relative to releases was taken up and
passed to third reading, and postponed for the
Resolutions relative to old soldiers were ta•
ken up and debated at length by Messrs. Mc-
Combs, Johnson, Bigham, Monaghan, Abra
ham, and Stockdale, until adjournment.
For the Journal,
Woman is the representative of /or,, os man
is the representative of justice. The violation of
both these principles is directly opposed to the
divine moral law. On the worth of woman de
pends not only the happiness of individuals,
fitmilies or nations, but that of all mankind.—
Her public and domestic position affords a true
standard of the civilization in a state as well
as in a family. However, her fate hitherto has
been, either to be extolled to the skies, or very
unreasonably to be underrated. It has been
seriously doubted, whether she really did be
long to the human-race; she has been called an
angel of light, and a spirit of darkness. The
first man (according to Milton) spoke thus, to
the first woman :
"Out of my sight, thou soyent That name best
Befits thee, with his; leagued, thyself as false
And hateful: nothing wants, but that thy shape
Like Nis, and colour serpentine, may show
Thy inward fraud; to warn all creatures from thee
Hencefbrth; lest thy too heavenly form, pretended
To hellish falsehood, snare them I"
Not very complimentary, indeed I and yet
Adam had suffered himself to become seduced
by one, whom, as he had told the Archangel
Raphael, he "understood in the prime end of
Nature to he the inferior, in the mind and in
ward faculties," whilst Eve bad not been proof
against the blandishments of that powerful
Enemy, whose hypocrisy had even deceived
Uriel, "the sharpest sighted spirit of all in
Heaven." It has been said, that to practise
one virtue is equal to possesping them all, and
to admit one vice is to give access to all the
rest. Let us. then, consider, that in the nature
of a woman, every thing be fit, becoming, and
beautiful, i. e. full of harmony, which is the es-.
tenet of beauty. The fair sex is not an un
meaning appellation—jitir and beautiful are
identical terms. WOWen aro destined to be
wives, mothers, and housekeepers—but they
are not merely created for economical designs;
this would render them slaves to man, whereas
they are allowed to be his equals. They should
cultivate their higher faculties; the regions of
art and science nit open to them, but let them
beware of abandoning their proper sphere in
the vain endeavor to reach what is beyond their
calling. Can there be any thing more ridicu
lous than a strong mind in a delicate bode, a
child wielding the weapons of a giant, half a
philosopher and half a monkey, a mere nonen
tily, crawling after the stronger sex having bid
stiles to the fairer one? It is their duty, to
cherish and immortalize, is colours, in sounds,
in poetry and music, or in conversation, that
holy enthusiast's, which Nature has endowed
them with—thus their genius will be felt sad
appreciated by the lords of creation.
History informs us, that before Christianity
enlightened the world, but little justice had
been done to women. Their nature, probably,
has always been the same, but their education
being limited and neglected. their power and
influence were diminished. The Greek women
give us some beautiful examples of heroism
and self-denial, yet their society was not sought
after by men to satisfy rational demands--they
were excludnd from nll public affairs, even from
religious festivals. The fame of Aspnrin, who
by means of her talents ruled- over Athens, and
who was admired by all the distinguished men
of her age, would not be so great and universal
at the present time. The Roman ladies acted
a more important part; they lived more in so.
civic, and they have left as models of true
greatness. Christianity, the religion of love,
whose purifying spirit deadens the natural pro
pensities of the human heart, and whose aim
lies in eternity, has assigned to woman a more
elevated station. Therefore her home can be
happy only in a chrialian country, and in a
ehrislian family. However, different nations
have di ff erent views, and accordingly more or
less honour and privileges are bestowed on the
females of each civilized country.
Tho Germans seta bright exitmple: in Ger•
many the life of educated women is rendered
cheerful by the enjoyment of literature, the
arts, and even classical studies, while they are
neither so much excluded from Etacitty as to
render them unsocial, nor so much engaged in
it ns to neglect more important duties. The
English resemble them, but their domestic
heaven, though still more prosperous, has so
little variety in it, that it becomes dull and te
dious. The character of the Greek is frivolous
and brilliant, and so are the women, although
there are honorable exceptions. The Poles are
more truthful and possionate—the Italians and
Spaniards will find it difficult to develop their
All these nations are found scattered in the
western hemisphere, but there all nationality
ceases, or at least becomes useless; they amal
gamate with others, seek a fortune, engage in
speculations, or lead a lonely cheerless life in
seclusion. As to the American Indies, they are
the best judges of themselves/ C.
Mountain Seminary, February, 1854.
PUBLIC DINNER TO MR. CarrrENnnx.—The
Whig members of the Legislature of Kentucky
have . tendered to lion. J.. 1. Crittenden a public
dinner, as a token of their high regard for hint
us a citizen, a patriot, and statesman. Kr-
Crittenden has accepted, and the dinner will
take place at Frankfort, on the 16th hint.
Death of Ovid F. Johnson.
Washington, Feb. 11.—Ovid F. Johnson, of
Texas, fortnerly Attorney of Pennsylvania, and
afterwards, for some time, ono of the editors of
the Union, died in jail, last night, of mania a
For the Journal.
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My 1 14 10 is an article Much in use.
" 2 17 is a Latin Preposition.
" 3 22 11 is an adverb:
" 4 16 20 is a verb.
" 5 9 lis a part of the huinan body:
" 6 11 is a Latin conjunction.
" 7 16 13 11 is a noun.
" 8 2 4 is an animal.
" 9is a vowel.
" 10 14 4is a small insect.
" 11 9 20 is an article used by cooks.
" 12 16 4is a verb.
" 13 is a consonant.
" 14 10 22 6is a measure.
" 16 2 20 12 3 is a female name.
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" 17 9 18 22 is a verb.
" 18 2 11 is an article used by tanners.
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" 20 16 18 3is a part of Philadelphia.
" 21 2 4is a domestic animal.
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My total is pleasing to all news-paper pub.
SW Answer to the last enigma—" The Hon•
Feb. 14, 1854.
Flour per bbl., $B.OO a $8.50
Clover Seed, per Ito., 7,00
Red Wheat, per be., l,BO
White Wheat, per bu., 1,90
Rye, per bu 90
Corn, per bu 75
Buckwheat, per bu 50
Oats. per bu 50
Flaxseed. per bu 1 00
Hay, per ton 8 50
Butter, per lb., 18
Feb. 11, 1854•
Flour per bbl $9 00
Corn Meal 4 25
White Wheat, per bn 2 15
Feb. 11, 1854.
Floor per bbl $9 00
Com Meal 4 25
White Wheat, per bu 2 15
Red, 2 05
Thousands of Parents who use Vermifuga com
posed of Castor oil, Calomel, &c., are 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
ness of limbs, &c.
In another column will be found the advertise
ment of Ilobensack's Medicines, to which we ask
the attention of all directly interested in their own
as well as their Children's health. In Liver
Complaints and all disorders arising from those
of a bailout, type, should make use of the only
genuine medicine, Ilobensack's Liver Pills.
Cr Be not Deceived," but ask for linhensack's
Worm Syrup and Liver Pills, and observe that
each has the signature of the Proprietor, J. N.
11011ENSACK'S, as none else are genuine.
The most extraordinary discovery in the World
is the Great Arabian Remedy .
E. 0. FARRELLS
CELEBRATED ARABIAN LINIMENT
Is well known to possess the most wonderful
ly healing, penetrating, and stimulating prop.
erties, and by its promptness iv effecting cures,
which previously had resisted all other medi
cines, administered by the most scientific phys
icians, has placed it far beyond any similar
remedy ever introduced to the people of the
United States. It stimulates too absorbents
to increased action, and thus enables nature to
throw off disease—it penetrates the bones, ad
ding strength and activity to the muscles—it
is powerfully anodyne and thereby allays ner•
nous irritation, producing a delightfully pleas.
ing sensation through the whole frame. Owing
to its remarkable antieeptic properties, it puri
fies and neutralizes that poisonous, corrosive
principle which renders old ulcerous sores so
difficult to heal: it therefore is peculiarly adap
ted their speedy cure. This Liniment from its
penetrating and strengthening qualities hes
been found to be a specific for Paralysis or Pal
sy, Whiteswellings and diseased joints, and in
fact all complaints involving the muscular sys
tem. It has cured cases of Rheutnatism of
twenty to thirty year's standing, and affections
of the Spine wherein the entire column was so
crooked and distorted, that the patient could
not walk or stand without artificial support.—
Numerous eases of Palsy have been cured
when the flesh had withered, leaving nothing
but the dried skin and bone, and the limbs to•
tally without use or feeling. For Children with
Croup it is of inestimable value, rubbed and
bathed over the throat and chest. If applied
freely on the chest it never fails to give relief
in the severe coughs attending Consumptions,
Asthma and-Colds. It heals wounds speedily
—will cure Scaldhead, Mango, etc. Planters
and Farmers will find it a most valuable medi
cine to be applied to Horses and Cattle for
Sprains, Bruises, Lameness, Stiff Joints, Swee
ney, Dry Shoulder, Weal*, Burns, Splint,
Chafes or Galls, Hardened Knots on the flesh,
Look MA). Counterfeits!
The public are cautioned against another
counterfeit, which has lately made its appear
ance, called W. B. Farrell's Arabian Liniment,
the most dangerous of all 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 manufrctured only by
H. G. Farrell, sole inventor and proprietor,
and wholesale druggist, No. 17 Main street,
Peoria, Illinois, to whom all applications for
Agencies must be addressed. Be sure yon get
it with the letters H. G. before FarrelPs, thus
—II. G. FARRELL'S—and his signature on
the wrapper, all others are counterfeits.
Thos.Sold by lios. Read & Son, Huntingdon, R.
E. Sellers & Fleming Brothers wholesale, Pitts.
burg, and by regularly authorized agents
throughout the limted Sthtes.
Price 25 and 50 cents, and $1 per bottle.
AGENTS WANTED in every town, village
and hamlet in the United States, in whirls one
is not already established. Address H. G. Far
rell as above, accompanied with good reference
as to character, responsibility, &c.
Febuary 15, '54.-4t.
At Mount Union, on the 7th inst., by Rev. J.
B. Williams, Mr. T. MoEutoY, to Miss SARAH
BENNER, both of Potter's Fort, Centre county.
• . . - . _
At Williamsburg, by Rev. J. Heck, Thomas
SARGENT, of Pittsburg, to Miss BELL, dough.
ter of Rev. Dr. J. J. Schumeker, formerly of
Suddenly, near Huntingdon, on the 22d of
January, 1854, RACIIAEL 31'CsuAti, aged 35
The deceased was highly esteemed, not only
by her intimate friends and connections, but
by all who became acquainted with her, during
her life. She woe a kind and affectionate wile
and mother, mlO.llllB left a void in the inanity
circle which will long be realized by those
whose hearts have been stricken by this visite.
tion of the Divine hand. Fur a number of
years she was a firm and consistent member of
a Christian Church. Her aim was to do good
and to make all happy with whom she had in.
torcourse. Her record is on high, and her
Memory is blest. J. 33. W,
At Mill Creek, in this county, vs the 4th
inst., after a short but severe illness, JAM W.
BENNE; aged 41 years, o h montbd and 11 day,
The deceased was an indhstrious citizen, a
kind and indulgent parent and husband, and a
trusty friend. A short time before his
during a revival of Religion at Mill Creek, Lo
become a devoted Christian; leaving the eel
deuce behind him that he has passed from a
world of sin and conflict to a condition of hap
piness and endless pence. He calmly resigned
that life which his Creator gave, tieing con
scious that his work on earth was done: H,,
leaves a large family and many acquaintances
who mourn for the departed one Jr. B. W.
ger Lewistown papers please copy.
NOTICE . .
HE subscribers to the stock in
Tthe Huntingdon end Broad
Top Motimein Rail Road and ,
Coal Company, are hereby
quired to pay to the undersigned 4...
on or before Friday the 24th clay of February,
inst., a further instalment of Five Dollars on cacti
and every shore of stock subscribed furor owned
by them respectively.
By order of the Board of Directors.
JACOB MILLER, Treas.
Iluntingdon, Feb. 7,1854.—1 t.
TILE undersigned having closed business, here
by gives notice to all persons indebted to hint
to call and settle their accounts on or before the
first of May next, as he is going to leave this part
of the country; also, all those having claims win
present them for settlement. All accounts tinset•
tied et that time will be left in the hands of a
proper officer for collection.
JOHN N. SWOOPS:
Alexandria, Feb. 15, 1854.
11. T. COFFEY, M. D,
ANNOUNCES to the Profession, that he he.
opened, in the rooms adjoining his office, in
Surgico Mechanical Institute,
for the npplication of approved physiological sup •
ports, in the treatment of Chronic Disease, and
those numerous Weaknesses and Deformities of
the body, in which support to the relaxed and
dragging organs i 3 an important condition of cure,
mid necessary to the success ofinternal treatment.
All the appliances used, are endorsed by many of
the most eminent members of tbe Profession, and
consist, in part, of Body Braces, for Prolapsus
Uteri, (or Polling of the Womb,) and the diseas
es of the Heart, Longs, Stomach, Bowels and
weakness of the Back and Nerves, which result
from such "falling,"—Spinal Supporters, for ev
ery variety of Spinel affection—Chest Expanders.
to erect the body, and enlarge the Chest,—Pile
and Perinea] Elevators, Hernial Trusses, etc. etc. '
The increasing Importance of this department of
pathology, and the difficulty the country practi
tioner has in procuring uny mechanical aid, much
less those that net in harmony with nature, indu
ces the undersigned, at much cost and labor, to
supply what is alike, a professional desideratum,
end necessary to guard the public against tho
imposition of ENSCIENTISIO and itmentots con
Fbisitirtns, and all otters interested, are invi
ted to call and examine. Those who desire to
give their patients the auxiliary benefit of any va
riety of scientific support, can send their patients
to the Institute for that purpose, without risk of
any abuse of such conjidence.
A discount of 20 per cent. to the profession on
all instruments furnished them, or at their request.
A room will be fitted up specially for Ladies,
with a Lady in attendance.
Hollidaysburg, Feb. 15, 1854.
The attention of the Medical Profession in Pa.
is respectfully invited to the following important
I. Not lees than two thirds of the American
women arc afflicted with Prolapses Uteri, and its
associated complaints; the result of natural deli
cacy of organization; defective physical education:'
early marriages; the various accidents of preg
nancy, r.na general neglect of hygi
enic measures. •
2. That en PrOlflpntin Uteri in a displacement.
or "falling" . o.' this organ, it necessarily involves
a like descent. or dragging of the Heart, Lungs,
Stomach, and Bowels, and that offu fundamental
condition of cure in all these cases, is, the appli
cation of such n Physiological brace, or supporter,
as will most effectively brace the weak back and
withont compression, assist the relaxed nod over
taxed muscles in performing their natural office
of lifting, and holding in thew place, the drugging
viscera of the Chest and Abdomen front the do
pressed Uterus. The observation of every Phy
sician, and the extensive and inereasiag use of
abdominal supporters, (so called) furnilllftes con
clusive proof of this.
3. That the Supporters now in use never have
received the approval of the Profession, because,
they all, in common, act as heating and confining
clamps. compresses, and relaxingpoultices, creating
a necessity for their perpetual use by restraining
the freedom and exercise of the muscles, which
they should only assist, and, also, aggravating
the "falling" and dragging, by their crowding and
compressing, rather, than their brachy and eleva
4. In view of the above facts, which every Phy
sician has been compelled to feel hut too keenly,
is it not the duty, as well as the interest of the
Profession, to seek for an instrument which acts
upon established principles of pathology, and
which is at once effective, and necessary to rho
success of the practitioner, and professional in its
origin and design t
The undersigned, therefore, acting in accord
ance with the true interests of the Profession, nod
after much investigation and outlay, now offers
to them an instrument which fully meets all the
above indications. The Brace invented by Dr.
Banning ofN. Y., has alone received the appro
bation of the Alumni of the Profession, or taken.
rank as a permanent contribution to Medical
Science. While it supports the weak back and
lifts up the abdominal viscera, the undersigned,
lay contbining it with a recent invention, has add
ed greatly to its efficiency in erecting the body end
expanding the chest, and these instruments are be
lieved to fulfill every indication that can be deri
ved from mechanical support, while acting in
complete harmony with the forces of mature.
Desirous of introducing these Braces through
the co-operation of Physicians, and being enabled
to furnish them at Manufacturers prices, you aro
respectfully referred to the annexed quotations
Fine Steel Body Brace, Retail Price, $lO,OO
Silver Plated, " 1 ". 15,00
Fine Steel Erector Brace, Retail Price, 15,00
Silver Plated . " 20,00
Twenty per cent discount off these prices to
A Scientific Treatise, and Descriptive Essay,
will be sent to Physilians, gratuitously, by ad.
dressing Dr. 11. 'l'. COFFEY,
February 15, 1854
Advantage of the Body Brace over Other. Sap
porters.—lots It is cool. 9d. It is light. ,Bd. Its
pads can all be shifted up and down, right or lett,
as frequently as the necessity of the case may
require. 4th. Its great and universal flexibility.
sth. It. LIFTS VP—ALL OTHERS DEAR DOWN —.-
6tb. Its pads are four, and press on the weaV
lips, and particularly on the weak back, support
ing, yet not restraining the body. 7th. Its pads
being of naked horn, stimulate and harden tho
muscles, while soft and cushioned ones (like
poultices) relax and weaken, through heat and
perspiration, and soon become rancid. Bth. his
so constituted as to admit of attaching to it any
proper spinal apparatus, and also the most per
fect pile and hernial trusses. 9th. It may com
bine with its mechanical influences the virtues of
the galvanic battery, locally or generally applied.'
The Erector Brace and Chest Expander, in ad-
dition to the above, makes pressure upon the
front of the shoulders, nod without constraint or
compression, erects the body, I:xtANDs TIIE CHEST,
and, proinbtes health, grace and beauty. It is
free from strains', ban dages,
or compresses, acts in
harmony with nature, and defies scientific objec
tion. For those who have weak backs, stooped
14°111116.5 t narrow or flattened chests or defective
forms it is the best invention ever presented to
the public. _
RULE (it 34xarirnitmtor the Body
Brace, draw a tape rmirdy around the body, one
and a half inches kiwi th, t iif iho hip hones.
over tho linen—for the Erector Bruee, add meas
urement around the chest, under the arin-pits,
and send tho number of inches, cash accompany•
ing the order, and the Photo will be sent to order,
with an explanatory circular, and exchanged to
suit, if immediately returned, unsoiled:.
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