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Wednesday, November, 1, 1854.
WILLIAM BREWSTER, Editor.
or V. B. PALMER, the American Newspa
per Agent. is TIM ONLY AUTHORIZED AGENT bar
this paper in the cities of Boston, New-York and
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payments. tits offices are—BosTon, Scollay's
Building; N. YORK, Tribune Buildings. PHILA
DELPHIA, N. W. corner of Third and Chestnut
Agents for the Journal.
The following persons we have appointed Agents
for the HUNTINGDON JOURNAL, who are author
ized to receive and receipt for money paid on sub
scription, and to take the names of new subscri
bers at our puhlished prices.
We do this for the convenience of our subscri
bers living at a distance from Huntingdon.
JOHN W. TITOMPSON L Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SAMUEL Covt, East Barree,
Gums W. Constzuns, Shirley township,
Hama Hinson, Clay township.
DAVID ETNIRE, Cromwell township.
Dr. J. P. ASFICOM, Penn township,
J. WAREMAM MATTERN, Franklin township,
SAMUEL STEFFEY, Jackson township,
ROBERT 3PBURNEY, I
Col. JNO. C. WATSON, Brady township,
MORRIS BROWN, Springfield township,
WM. HUTCHINSON, Esq., Warriorsmark tp.,
JAMES McDoNALD, Brady township,
GEORGE W: WHITTAKER, Petersburg,
HENRY NEFF, West Barree.
Jolts BALSITACII, Waterstreet,
elnj. CHARLES MICKLEY. Tod township,
A..M. BiLstrt, Dublin township,
GEORGE WILSON, Esq., Tell township,
JAMES CLARK, Birmingham.
NATTIA.NIEL LYTLE, Esq., Spruce Creek.
Maj. W. MOORE, Alexandria.
B. F. WALLACE, Union Furnace.
SIMEON WRIGHT, Esq., Union township.
DAVID CLARKSON, Esq., Cass township.
Systrzt. Wtorow, Esq., Franklin township.
DAVID PARKER, E.q., Warriorsmark.
DAVID AURANDT, Esq., Todd township.
A tow load. of WOOD at the Journal Office.
CORN.—Any person wishing to sell Corn,
can have the cash fur it, on deiivery at the
A Meeting of the citizens of Huntingdon
ji county, and others, favorable to the forma
tion of a County Aurtcultu, al Society, will be
held at the Court House, in the borough of
Huntingdon, on TUESDAY EVENING,
November 14th, 1854. Farmers, Mechanics,
and all others interested in the science of
Agriculture, aro respectfully and earnestly
invited to attend.
November 1, 1854.
SAVING FUNTL—Our readers aro re erred to
the notice of the Saving Fund of the National
Safety Company, which oppears in our paper.
This is en old and well established institution,
chartered in Is4l, and has now more than
half a million of dollars securely invested for
the benefit of depositors. Fire Per Cent. in
terest is given, and the money is always paid
b-tci -rl.?:le,:r it is called for, without the
necessity of giving notice for it before.hand.—
People who have huge sums put their money
in this saving fund, on account of the great
security and convenence it affords. The office
is in W.ttser Street, Southwest cor. of Third
tar J. M. IRVINE, N. D., having located
in Warrioramark, Huntingdon county, offers
his professional services to the citizens of that
place, noddle surrounding country. See card.
CW The Fall and Winter session of the
Cassville Seminary, commences on the 16th of
118. A valuable tract of land for sale in
Penn township, Huntingdon county, on the
22nd day of November.
ler Fourteen teachers wanted by the Di
rectors of Todd district.
kir See Exeeutor's and Administrator's
The Court commences on Mondity the
13th inst., and will continue in session fur two
weeks, which will be an excellent opportunity
.for all persons who know themselves indebted
fur subscription to the "Journal" to make pay
ment. We will feel ourselves very much dis
appointed if we don't get a large amount of
STATIC TREASURER.—Among the names al.
readylbrought oat by our exchanges, aro the
following:—Hon. N. P. Hobart, of Montgome•
z 7; Hon. Henry S. Evans, of Chester ; David
Sankey, of Lawrence; and Dr. Diller Luther,
Samuel Bell, Jr., and Geo. H. Hart, Esqrs., of
A PREDICTION:a Washington correspon
dent of the New York Express predicts that,
within the next four months, collisions will
take place at Graytown between the officers
of the British navy and the United States navy,
which will bring on a war between the two na
tions; and he adds the suggestive remark that
"the city of New Yotk has 300 millions ton
nage and cargoes to be captured by British
cruisers." While we shlarely trust that no
such wicked folly as a waWith England will be
provoked by the Administration, we must re
mind this writer that the game ho speaks of is
one that two can play at. If New York has a
rich commerce to be plundered, London has a
y r --
LIOLESALE MURDER AND SURADE.-By the
late foreign arrivals we have the following sau.
guinary item from Italy: A military man was
in love with a young lady whom he could not
obtain in marriage. Incensed at her refusal,
he resolved on vengeance. Arming himself
with four revolvers, he repaired to the mansion
of the fair one. The first person that appear
ed was her mother—he shot her; the next
was her father—he shot him; then came the
young lady herself—lie shot her; then came
the uncle and aunt—he shot them; and then
he shot himself.
FOREIGN PAUPE/03.-In Boston, on Saturday
week, four foreign paupers were directed by a
magistrate to be returned to Great Britain from
which country they transported hither. We
would like to see this course rigidly followed by
every other magistrate in town and country, as
there are swarms of foreign panperb and fPlons ,
The Public Works.
The sale of the Public Works was a prowl.
neat issue in the State contest which has re.
raked in so triumphant a manner in favor of
Judge Pollock. In canvassing, the State he
everywhere took a bold and unqualified position
in favor of the sale of the State Improvements,
and we have no doubt that his known views on
that subject, brough thousands of votes to his
support, front the honest hard taxed portion of
the yeomanry of the State who hitherto have
voted for Democtatie State Office.. Public
sentiment is decidedly in fitvor of ridding the
State from this source of corruption. A large
majority of the people are in favor of selling
them, and the question now remains to be de,
tided by the action of the Legislature, whether
the will and wishes of that =jolty shall be
heeded, and in guod faith carried out.
A large majority of those elected to the
House of Representatives are Whigs and Amer
' cans. In the Setate,there arefifteen Whigs,and
One American, who with the aid and support
of Mr. Jamison, of Indiana, elected last -year
as an Independent Democrat under a public
pledge to vote for the measure, will constitute
a majority in that body. Both branches of the
Legislature being thus constituted, it is to be
sincerely hoped that the majority in each will
faithfully carry out the known and repeatedly
expressed wishes of the people on the subject,
and that we shall have no exhibition of insin
cerity and faithfulness on the subject, such as
we have more than once had exhibited by Lo
co Foco Legislatures. The time has arrived
when dernagogism on a vital question of State
policy, which has been fully discussed a pefore
the people and is thoroughly understood by
them, will no longer be s übmitted to. The
tax-payers of the State—those who produced
the result over which every Whig and Ameri
can can now rejoice—who hold those in whom
they have reposed the trust of representing
their interests to a strict accountability. They
will not be satisfied with empty professions of
patriotism and reform. They will look for the
enactment of the measures they desire to be
carried, and a failure on the part of those
from whom they have a right to expect such
enactments, would be a dereliction of duty
which could not fail to prove di sastrous.—Dai
Will President Pierce Resign.
The Philadelphia Bulletin, commenting on
the result of the late elections, and the scathe
ing rebuke administrated to the National Ad
ministration by the people, suggested the pro
pliety of Mr. Pierce's resigning the Presiden-
tial office. The Bulletin's remarks induced a
correspondent to write the editor the following
"To the Editor of the Bulletin,—Sir:—lt is
not probable that President Pierce can be in
duced to resign by the considerations stated in
your remarks yesterday. But would not a
great deal of good be accomplished if he were
to turn out his whole cabinet and appoint a
new one? He could scarcely get as bad a one
again, and there are a hundred chances to one
that he would get a better.
The Bulletin replies that the alternative sug
gested above would not answer the purpose;
"for the President is as low, on the score of
character and intellect. as the worst man in his
cabinet, and so lung as be remains at the head
of the Government it will continue to be dis
graced, no- matter who may be made his con
stitutional advisers,. Nothing can satisfy the
people, who have lately condemned him so ab
solutely, but his own resignation. To that
happy event would follow the retirement of the
cabinet ministers, as a matter of course ; so
that the simple withdrawcl of lilerce would re
lieve the nation of all that now disgraces it at
Washington. Will Pierce resign?"
The Result and its Causes.
The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, an in
dependent paper, edited by a gentleman who
has for years bean identified with the Demo
cratic party, in commenting upon the result of
the late election, says :
"There is no time now to speculate upon the
causes - of this prostration of the Democratic
party in Pennsylvania. We have indeed so re
cently explained the nuture of the contest and
the reasons for the popular defection from Gov.
Bigler, that speculation is unnecessary. Cam/ -
bellism and iVelrfaskaisin were the chief causes,
and it is hoped that both have now received
such a telling rebuke that they will not noun
have the affrontry to raise their heads in our
midst. The result is an indication of what
Gen. Pierce might now receive at the hands of
the people of Pennsylvania if an opportunity
offered to pronounce upon him. Wo shall have
more to any upon the subject again. In the
meantime Pierce and his coadjutors may profit
ably ponder upon the result and its causes.
The LOBO of the Ocean Steamers.
The Boston Journal, in referring to the Loss
of the steamer Arctic, enumerates six ocean
steamers running from the United States that
have been lost during the present year. They
are the San Francisco, from New York for
California; City of Glasgow, from Liverpool to
New York; Humboldt and Franklin, from
Havre to New York; City of Philadelphia,from
from Liverpool to Philadelphia; and the Arc-
tic, from Liverpool to New York. The present
year has witnessed more appalling calamities
upon the Atlantic than was ever known before
in the same space of time since steam was ap.
plied to ocean navigation. It is sad to think
of the loss of life and the destruction of prop
erty that have resulted from machine disasters
within so short a period.
The official returns from all the counties in
the State, have been received, and foot up as
1 6 ',242
Black's maj. over Baird, 46,414.
Mott's maj. over Barak), 190,743.
Against a Law,
Fur a Law,
igir An Irish Giant is mentioned in late
foreign advices. His name is l'atrick Mnrpby,
and though only 18 years dl age, he is seven
feet five and a half inches high, weighs twenty
one stone and measures fifty-two inches around
the chest. He k a native of the rfelety Down,
The official term of Gov. Brigham Youu r,
of Twit Territory, expired on Friday, the 29th
of September. His successor has net been
agreed upon, and the appointment of ono has
been foui.d a matter of considerable difficulty.
Young will not be reappointed, hut it is well
known that no man, not a Mormon could gov-
ern that lawle,s and impious community with-
out the material aid of one or two well appoint
ed regiments. The Secretary of the Merritory
A. W. Hobbit, formerly delegate in Congress,
will direct affairs until the former action of the
President. The pulitical insubordination of
these people is as remarkable as their moral
and religious irregularities. Mr. Young and
his associates have not thought fit to forward
copies of their Territorial laws or the accounts
of the expenditures of the public appropriations
for the past two years.
Horrible Ttage s d - y1; - Iiiregop Co., N. Y
BiZaei and -Suicide,
A shucking affair, by which a man and wife
named Smith were sent into eternity, occurred
in village of New Windsor, about four miles
from Newburgh, on Sunday morning,
when smuts of the neighbors entered the dwell-
Mg and found the wife dead in her bed, and
thii lifeless form of her husband lying in a pool
of blood on the floor, with his throat cut from
ear to ear. But the strangest feature ol• this
sad affair is that the body of the woman bore
not the slightJM murk of violence, and appear
ed as though she bad fell asleep in death; and
what adds still snore to the mystery, is the fact
that the neighbors were in the house the even
ing previous, and found both in their usual
health. It is supposed that Smith administer
ed to his wife some kind of poison which had
immediate and deadly effect.
A Singular Affair.
The Albany Journal gives the particulars
of a singular affair which occurred in Scoharie
county. A few months since, a family in that
county hired at an intelligence office in Albany
a female "help," who proved so smart and
capable as to give the most entire satistitetion.
She Wits at work early and late, descended the
cellar stairs at a single bound, jumped over ta
bles with the dishes on, and gave other eel
dencea of uncommon sprightliness and agility.
She also contracted a marriage with one " Pat
rick." Meantime, one or two of the servant
girls left their situations without assigning any
reasons. Finally a girl, upon leaving, itilbrm
ml the family that the Albany "help" was steal
ing everything she could lay her hands to.—
Upon searching her trunks, this was found to be
the cas,, and s'le was arres'cd, tried before the
scoharie courts, and sentenced to three months
in the Albany Penitentiary. Arrived at the
jail, there was a most curious denouwent the
stout and hearty female "help" turned out to
be a full grown and athletic young maid Du
ring the whole time he had been doing house.
work in Scoharie county, he bad kept up the
illusion in regard to his sex, deceiving the fam
ily, constables, lawyers, judge,jury, and jailors,
by a, semi daily application of the razor to his
Interesting from Utah Territory.
Accordiug to our late advices, Utah is get
ting along flourishingly. The wheat fields
promise an abundant harvest. Salt Lake city
is getting along finely; paper is now manufac
tured there, and the Deseret News is printed up
on the home-made article. Brigham Youngs
policy has been to have everything made in
the settlement which could be possibly produ
ced. A ferry boat now plies on the Jordan, on
which Salt'Lake city is situated. She is forty
six feet long, will have a stern wheel propelled
by horse power, and is destined to be used
mainly for the transportation of stock to and
from Great Salt Lake city and Antelope Island.
A bridge has been built over the Jordan. The
News states that .goods to the value of one
million dollars are on the road from Missouri
to Deseret. At a meeting of the Saints, on the
28th of June, missionaries were appointed to
many distant lands, and John Smith, the eldest
son of Hyram Smith, was voted to be ordained
the Patrieh over the whole Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints.
An Exciting Bear Hunt,
The good citizens of Patten's Mills, in this
county, had rather an exciting time in captu•
ring a bear, who, on the rith inst., ruthlessly ,
invaded their quiet neighborhood. The an
nouncement alit° uusommoned guest was a
signal for a general muster, and it was not
long before the troop appeared, some artned
with guns, some with clubs, and others with
pitchforks. The stranger not liking his recep
tion, made for the forest, hotly , pursued by all
hands. He received four balls, to which he
paid little attention. A greyhound next threw
down the glove to his bearship, when a rough
and-tumble immediately ensued, from which
the hound escaped with- a sound drubbing.
A large bull-to w next claimed the honor of an
encounter with bruin, but soon left the field
minus a portion of his underjaw. At this
stage of the affray, Mr. Cornelius Bentley step
ped into the ring with a pitch-fork, the prongs
of which be uncerinioniously thrust into the
side of the hitherto succeaul combatant, but in
an instant the fork was shivered to pieces, and
Mr. Bentley in turn became the pursued, and
barely escaped with his lilh by the timely ar
rival of the rest of the pary. who itnmeiltately
surrounded the infuriated animal, .d after a
desperate fight, in which all kinds of weapons
were employed, his bearship was finally cap•
tured and borne off in triumph. He weighed
four hundred and twenty-five pounds..—Saady-
Hill Herald, October 24.
STATOITICS OF MATRlMONY.—According to
the Brittish Census just published, during the
year 1852, there were two males married at the
age of 16, and 159 females; while there wan
also 23 females who entered the bonds of wed
lock at 15 years of age. There were five men,
all widowers. who married at the age of 80.—
One of these married a woman of 55, another
of 60; two, women of 40, and another lady of
35. One old lady, 80 years of age, united
herself to a gentleman of three score and ten.
Between the ages of 60 and 75,773 men mar
ried and 254 women. Thus it appears that
the women' if they begin earlier, also, as a rule
leave off earlier than the men, The unions
contracted between bachelors and spinstors
were 130,572, between bachelors and widows
6,696, between widowers and spinsters 14,040,
and between widowers and widows 7,370. It
is remarked that the darkness of ignorance
appears to be in no way alarmed by the torch
of Hymen, for the humiliating tact appears'
that, out of the 317,564 peruses married'. 111, , 1
192 considerably more than one-third, signed
the register with marks. Of these ignoramus-1
es, 48,421 were men, and 70,722 were women.
In 36,636 cases both signed the register with
marks, and its 45,924 cases, one of the contract
ing parties signed with a mark.
ser Buckwheat cakes are not well adapted
to women or children. Men who are engaged
in outdoor occupations have strong digestive
powers, and can dispose of them, but they
should be eaten by no one of indoor habits,
disposed to consumption or dyspepsia. Chil.
dren should never begin to eat them until they
become accustomed to them ; for they are fe
verish things at Vest.
A BRIDGE OVER THE MISSISSIPPI.—The sub.
ject of a bridge over this great riverat St. Lou
is, is discussed in the newspapers. It is sug
gested that the bridge ought to have an eleva
tion of ninety feet. It would cost a million
and a Alf of tiollars, an amount deemed insig
nificant compared with its advantages.
Ur The small-pox has entirely ilhmpNared
from Marvin, K.
Front t/1! .1 ()norm, 11,0(1,f Sabin
Particulars of the Discovery of Sir
Wu urn indebted to Sir 0..0rg0 Simpson,
Gov. of the Hudson's Bay Territory, linr the
privilege of first publidling to the civilized
world, they at length ascertained fate of the ins.
ble, but ill-starred - Sir John Franklin, and his
gallant company. Alas l that that fate should
have beets so sad ; and that the problem, which
has so long occupied the thoughts and engaged
the energies of the great navigator's countless
friends and admirer::, in Europe and America,
should be solved by BO painful, so distressing a
narrative as is contained in the following letter,
whiejs only reached Sir George Simpson yes
terday allentoon—it having been forwarded
from York Factory, via Red river. Our own
,hopes of Sir John Franklin's restoration to the
world had, we confess, long ceased ; but who
could have have beets prepared for the fearful
reality—a lingering and miserable death from
literal starvation, possibly, as Dr. Rae conjec
tures, worse than starvation—on the from n and
deaulate shores of the Artie Ocean. But we
shall not detain the reader by any reflections of
ours,froin the perusal of Dr. Rue s' intensely in
se:eat:n.4 narrative;we shall merely mention that
York Factory is situated at the mouth of Hayes
River, in Hudsuu's Bay, in about 56 deg N. L.
9.18 W. L.
On the 31st of March my spring journey
commenced, but in consequence of gales of
wind, deep and soft snow, and lbggy weather,
we made but little progress. We did nut enter
Polly Bay until the 17th. At this place we
met with Esquimaux, one of whom, on being
asked if he ever saw white people, replied in
the negative, but said that a largo party, at
least forty persons, had perished trom want of
fund, some ten or twelve days' journey to the
westward. The substance of the information,
obtained at various times, and from various
sources, was as follows:
Ju the spring, four winters past, (spring,
18500 a ivy of white men, amounting to
about forty, were seen traveling southward over
the ice, and dargging bouts with them, by some
Esquimaux who were killing seals on the north
shore of King killitun's Laud, which is a large
island named Toi•ik.tak, by the Esquimaux.—
None oldie party could speak the native an
gunge intelligibly, but by signs, the natives
were made to understand that their ships or
ship had been crushed by ice, and that the
"whites" were now going to where they expect
ed to find deer to shoot. Front the appearance
of the men, all of whom, except one officer
(chief;) looked thin, they were then supposed
to be getting short of provisions, and they pur
chased a small seal front the natives.
At a later date the same season, but previous
to the disruption of the ice, the bodies of about
thirty white persons were discovered on the
continent, arid live on an island near it, about
a long day's journey (say 33 or 40 miles) to
the N. W. of a large stream, which can be no
other than Black's Great Fish River, (named
by the lisquiinaux, Out-koo.hi-ca•lik,) as its
description, and that of the low shore in the
neighborhood of Point Ogle and =areal Isl
and agree exactly with that of Sir Georg Black.
Soinn of the bodies had been buried, (probably
those of the first victims of famine,) some were
in a tent or tents, others under a boat that had
been turned over to form a shelter, and several
lay scattered about in different directions. Of
those found on the island, one was rupposed to
have been an otlicer,as he had a telescope strap.
ped over his shoulder, and his double barreled
gun lay underneath him.
From the mutilated state of many of the corp
ses and the contents of the kettles, it is evident
that our miserable countrymen had been driv•
en to the lust resource—cannibalism—as a
means of prolonging life.
There appears to have been an abundant
stock of ammunition, as the powe.er was etutidd
in a heap on the ground by the natives, out of
the kegs or cases containing it, and a quantity
of ball and shot was found below high water
mark,having been left on the ice close to the
beach. There must have been a number of
watches, telescopes, (impasses, guns, [several
double-barreled,] she., all of which appear to
have been broken up,,ns I saw pieces of these
different articles with the Esquimaux, and to
gether with souse silver spoons and forks, par.
chased as many as I could obtain. A list of
• the most important of these I inclose, with a
rough penned-ink sketch of the events and in
itials on the forks and spoons. The articles
themselves shall be handed over to the seem•
lacy of the Hon. 11. B. Co., on my arrival in
Loudon. None of the Esgui maux with whom
1 conversed had seen the "whites," nor had they
ever beets at the place where the dead were
found, but had their information from those
who had been there, and those who had seen
the party when alive.
Vrom d the head of Pelly Bay—which is a bay,
spite of Sir H. Beaufort's opinion to tho con
trury-1 crossed sixty miles of land in a west
erly direction, traced the west shore, from ens.
for and Pollux River to Cape Horter of Sir
James Ross, and I could have got within thirty
or forty miles of Bellot Strait, but 1 thougnt it
useless proceeding further, asl could not com
plete the whole.
Never is my former Arctic journeys had I
met with such nu accumulation of obstacles.—
Fogs, storms, tough ice, and deep snow, we had
to fight against. On one occasion we were
four days and a half unable to get a glimpse of
the sun, or even to make out his position sts the
heavens. This, on a level coast, where the
compass was of little or no use, was perplexing
in the extreme, •
The weuther wits much finer on our return
journey than when outward bound, and our
loads being lighter, our days' marches were
nearly double the distance, nod we arrived at
Repulsed Bay on the 26th of May, without ac
cident, except in one instance, its which one of
the party lost a toe from a frost bite.
The commencement of spring was very fine,
but June and July were colder. We were un
able to get out of the bay until the 6th of Au
Our progress along the coast, as far as Cape
Fullerton, was much impeded by ice, but on
getting to the southward of the cape we had
clear water, and saw no ice afterwards.
The conduct of the men, I am happy to say,
was. generly speaking, good; and we had nut
a single case of sickness all the time of our ab.
Being anxious to send this to Red River by
the first boats, I write in haste and briefly, but
shall have the pleasure of sending a more de.
tailed account by some further opportunity.—
With the utmost reap.', I have the honor to
be, your very obedient servant, JOHN RAE.
LIST ENCLOSED IN DR. RAE'S LETTER..
No. I—Head of (apparently) a Walrus or Sea
Horse, with dragons wings.
No. 2—A Griffin, with wings, and forked
tongue and tail.
No. 3—A Grillin'Et head, with wings.
No. 4—A Dove, with olive branch in its bill,
surrounded by a scroll, with tho mot.
to ~5)./rre sadism.
No. 5—A Fish's Head, with (apparently) co•
ml branches on either side.
List of Articles purchased from the Esqui•
maux, said to have been found to the West,
or rather N. W. of Back s River, at the place
where the party of men starved to death in
the ASpring of 1850.
1 silver table fork,
3 do do do
Crest b:To. 1
1 do do spoon, 61 It 3
1 do do do, motto Spero
Meliora, ti 14 4
1 do do fork, " 41 4
1 do dessert fork, 44 41 6
1 do table spoon, • II " 5
1 do tea do, if 44 6
1 do table fork, with initials "H. D. S. G."
1 do • do "A. MeD."
1 do do "G. A. M."
I do do "J. F."
1 do dessert spoon, do ' , J. F. B. or "J.
1 small silver plate (engraved) "Sir John
Franklin, K. C. 13."
A star with motto, "Nee Aspera Terrent" on
.one side, and on the reverse, "G it,
M DCCC X V."
Alan tt of other thingt of minor ini•
vlance, 11,1 they have or mark, by
which they could be recognized, but which
along with time above nannal, shall be hand.)
over to the Secretary of the lion. •Ilitlion'ti
Bar 1%1. Jono Lt.te, Cl'..
REPULSE 11.11', July, 1t451.
The Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel pub
lishes the following extract from a private let
ter from a gentleman in Marion, Ala., to hit
friend in that city, giving an account of the de
struetion of the Howard College, in that place,
and the lone of several lives:—
MAittoN, Ala., Oct. IG, 1824.
am sorry to inform you, in - this connec•
tion, of a very sad occurrence which took place
here on last Sunday night, about 12 o'clock—
that is, the burning down of Howard College.
There were were sleeping at the time, in the
third and fourth stories of the building, about
26 or 28 young men and two negro men, nit of
whom were required to jump from the win.
down. a distance of from thirty to forty feet, to
the groans below, and, horrible to relate, 22
of the number were mangled in it frightful
manner—some more and some less. I have
just come in from a visit to them, with my
very heart sick. Some of the boys are turned
very badly, in addition to other injuries. Our
town is in mourning, and looks gloomy enough.
I learned a few moments since, that one of the
black men was dead; he rushed down through
the flames to the door. Two or three of the
boys arc expected to die—the rest will proba
bly recover. There is, however, no knowing
exactly the extent ot their injfu•iee. i trust all
things are better than we now think. The Col.
lege building, with everything in it, is in ruins.
Nothing was saved, as I understand.. It is
supposed now that the building was set on fire,
though I cannot at present believe it. Such a
fiendish act could scarcely be pdhetrated by
any one in this community. The truth will be
known in a few days, I suppose."
A posteript says another had died.
Destructive Fire in Cleveland
CLUVELAND, Oct. 28.—.1 destructive lire
broke out at 2 o'clock this morning, which had
consumed property valued at considerably over
one million of dollars. It orginated in the sta
bles of the New England Hotel, and spreading
in every direction, consumed the hotel building,
and laid three squares in ruins, including some
of the largest grocery liquor stores.
The fire crossed St. James' street, consum•
fag the St. Charles Hotel, and the entire row of
buildings from Canal to Superior street ; among
them them the Cleveland Custom House; books
and papers in the vault supposed to be destroy
The flames then crossed Superior street,
and entirely destroyed Orin,Ws block, and oth•
_ The amount of insurance is heavy, hut the
aggregate has not yet been ascertained.
A New County.
A meeting of the citizens of the northern
part of l'ldludelphia, was held some time since
at Bustleton, to consider the propriety of form
ing a npw county. A large proportion of the
people of the northern part of the Twenty-Third
Ward complain grievously at the increase of
taxation, unnecessarily, as they think, impo
sed upon them ; and sewn indisposed to wait
until the consolidated machinery is fully put
in operation, under the apprehension that mat
ters will get worse rather than better. They
say, with a little assistance from Bucks county,
and Montgomery county, in the shape of land,
that they can form a handsome little county,
and meet all the expenses of public buildings
in a few years, without increasing taxes be
yond present rates.—Yetcs.
Oar The lowa Legislature has no anti•Ne•
braska majority in both branches, the Senate
not being tied, as has been supposed. In the
doubtfuCtlistricts, where the election is contest
ed, the Whig candidate has the certificate of
election, arid another Whig Senator who has
been in California, and was not expected to re
turn in time to vote on the organization, and.
the election of S. Senator; has coins back.
Thus the anti Nebraska majority is secure, mid
Mr. Dodge's glory will soon cease.
Tut• KNOW NOTHING MU:NMI Al NASII
TILLE..-The Nashville papers fully substantiate
the truth of the telegrapine despatch, at first
eroneously attributed to Louisville, announcing
the triumph of the Know Nothings iu that city.
Mr. Win B. Shepard, a democrat whose mime
was not mentioned previous to the election,
was elected by a naval! of nine hundred and
thirty votes over the regularly nominated Dem
EXTAORDINARY OPERATION. -On
Thursday, Oct. 19, a rare and interesting sur
gical operation was pert rtned at the house of
Lewis Reeser, Esq., in Market street, Potts
ville, by Dr. W. L. Atlee, of Philadelphia,
assisted by other medical gentleman. It con
sisted in the removal of a large Ocar ian tumor
from the person of Mrs. Sarah Jane Mutter, a
daughter of Benjamin Reeser, and sister to
Lewis Reeser, Register and Recorder of this
county. The tumor contained 4 gallons of al
buminous fluid, and the entire weight was
about thirty pounds. She still remains at the
house of her brother, under the medical. care
of Dr. Wythes, and is doing quite well.
PROHIBITORY LIQUOIt Lew.—lt appears that
though there is a majority against the liquor
law on tho direct vote, a majority of the legisla
tive districts, both Senatorial and representative,
have voted in favor of the law. Thus the con
stituents of 19 Senators and 58 have given ma
jorities for prohibition. On this ground the
correspondent of the Pottsville Journal advo
cates the passage of the law by the Legislature
sex. A woman condemned to death in the
reign of Richard 111, lived forty days without
food or drink. A young lady, 16 years of age,
is mentioned in the Edinhnrg Medical Essays,
who was thrown into such violent tetanus, or
rigidity of the muscles, by the death of her
father, that she was unable to swallow for fif
ty-four days. A still more extratirdinary ac
count is related of a matt who, on recovering
from a fever, had such a dislike to fbod of all
kinds that for eighteen years he never tasted
anything but water.
THE NEW STYLE or HATS.—We noticed
the 'other day a new style of head-gear,—hats
with their brims lined underneath with while
fur instead of black. The effect is said to be
startling, giving the wearer the appearance of
having .white hair. The fashion has not, as
yet, been introduced into this city, but wo look
for it daily. Two or three “hooks" we seta•
sionally meet are evidently preparing for the
innovation, by coloring their noses and faces a
good brandy red, whereby the contrast tuay be
sor A Toad in a torpid state was lately dug
out of the solid rock at Rutland, Vermont, fif
teen feet below the surface of the earth, where
it must have slept for centuries.
soir The number of bushels of grain con•
mimed in the distilleries of the United States,
in a year, counts up to seventeen millione.—
Sce here one cause of dearness of bread,
;F, ortign 11( L.
LATER FROM EUROPE
ARRIVAL OF THE WASHINGTON
PLAN OF OPERATIONS CHANCED.
Death of Marshal St. Arnaud.
• Tie BombaMment of Sebastopol Begun.
MEMEL DESTROYED BY FIRE,
Sandy (look, Oct. 24-10 P. M.
The steamship Washington, from Bremen
and Southampton, arrived this evening, bring
ing London dates to the 11th inst Ii ur days
later than the Africa advices. She brings also
The Washington left Bremen on the loth
inst., and has about 200 tons of valnalde
freight, and the usual mails. She will nut
cents up to the city till morning.
The steamship Pacific arrived at Liverpool
on Tnesday night.
From the Seat of War.
No official despatches have been pulffished
relative to the battle of Alma. The English
are reported to have lost 2000 in the battle in
killed and wounded, and the French 1400.
The allies had changed the plan of their con
templated operations, and were preparing to
attack Sebastopol front the South, where it was
found to be weaker.
The base of operations is Balaklava,_ where
the cavalry and siege artillery had bees lan
The Russians had mink several ships of the
line at the mouth of the harbor.
The bonthartlinejlt of SebnAtopol was begun
on the Lith October.
Marshal St. Arnaud is dead, and tho corn.
mond of the French Army has devolved upon
The city of Memel has been almost wholly
destroyed by fire.
C 1.011 Oil T imes of the 96, 10th and 11th
inst., contains roltonnious details of the bat.
tle of Alma.
After the.battle, the Russians burned all the
villages which they passed through in their
flight. They left 6,000 wounded behind them.
One thousand Russians, who were escorting a
convoy of munitions of war, had been made
Menschikoff himself narrowly escaped cap
The news of the death of St. Arnaud reach
ed Paris and London on Saturday.
Tuesday evening.—On the 29th of
September, 139 heavy guns were dise:nbarked
BucnaucsT, Oct. s.—Prince Gortschake is
There i 3 a great ecouccatration of Turkish
troops at Matsehin.
Omar Pasha is to commence, operations
against the Russian troops in Bessarrabia ins
Despatches from Marseilles, under date of
the 10th, announce thatorders bare beet. giv
en to receive the remains of Marshal Si. Ar
naud, with all the honors paid to hint upon his
departure for Constantinople.
The threwell which he had addressed to the
army, and dated the 26th of September, has
been received at Toulon. lie says that over.
come by a cruel disease, against which he has
so long struggled, he is obliged to resign the
command. lie paya4he highest compliment to '
his successor, Gen. Canrobett.
THREE DAYS LATER.
Arrival of the Steamer Niagara.
The Seiie of Sebastopol Progressing.—.Yoth
Itudi , Ax Oct. 25.--The Royal Mail Steam.
ship Ningra, Captain Leitch, fit. liv.-rpool
on Sumrday,..the 14th hint., arrived at this part,
en route for Boston, at an early hour thin nor•
ller advices are three days Inter than those
received in New York by the Washington.
The screw steamship Cleopatra , from Que
bec, arrived out' t Liverpool on ie 12th inst.,
with the intelligence of the loss of the Arctic,
the announcement of which caused a profound
The Cunard steamship Arabia from N. York,
on the 4th instant, was telegraphed off Holy
head at noon on Saturday, the 14th instant, and
the Niagara reports passing her when 30 miles
out from Liverpool.
Although 11)4 English papers are full of in•
terestiug details of the operations in the Cri.
men,. they contain nothing really new of a deer
The bcseigers had, up to the latest dates,
made nu impression upon Sebastopol, although
they had clasely invested it on the South and
East, and their gulls were playing on the walls.
MonschikolY kept the field on the North, and
was in daily eneetation of being joined by Os.
ten Sackett and liortsehakolf, who were at Per.
It is confirmed that Menschikoff had sunk
seven line of battle ships at the entrance of Se-
bastopol, as a blockade to the harbor.
Energetic notes from France and Englund
have caused Prussia to express a willingness
to act with Austria.
Late and Impoi i,ant from China,
We have a circular dated Canton, Aug, 8.
The Hong Kong Register of August lot, says
of Canton that "it remains a city, but may Le
tail to be a dead one."
The circular says, that no property of any
kind reaches the city. This deplorable state
of things is occasioned by the hostilities in the
neighborhood of Canton between the rebels and
Commodore Perry arrived at Hong Kong in
the Mississippi on the 22d July, having left
Japan on the 25th of June, and Lew Chew on
the 17th of July. A compact between the
United States and the Kingdom of Lew Chew
was signed in the English and Chine.° lan.
guage, at Napa, 'Great Lew Chew, on the 11th
July. This document provides that hereafter,
whenever citizens of the United States come
to Lew Chew they shall be treated with great
courtesy and friendship. Whatever articles
these persons ask for, whether from the old.
cers or people whirls the country can furnish,
shall be sold to them, nor shall the autorities
interpose any prohibitory regulations to the
people selling; whatever either party may wish
to buy shall be exchanged at reasonable pri•
It also provides, that citizens of the Ucited
States, when wrecked on Great Lew Chew, or
any islands belonging to that kigdom, the au
thorities will despatch persons to assist in sa.
ving lives and property. .
A burial ground is likewise provided, and
Yankees, whoa on shore, are at liberty to walk
about whenever they please. But if these et
tens of the United States go violently into
houses, trifle with women, or force people to
sell their thinks they shall be arrested.
ALTERED Nozzs.—Fifty dollar bills on the
Mechanics Bank of Philadelphia, which have
been altered front ss's, issued by the same
bank are in circulation. The medallions at
the top, the word five in the body of the note,
and the figures on each end have been neat
ly sernpml, and the figure of $5O pasted there
on. The alteration is so well executed, that
nine out of ten persons would be deceived.—
Look out for them.
ClDER.—Here is a receipt worth to farmers
the price of our paper for one year.
"Take a pint of pulverieed charcoal and put
it in a small cotton bag then put it in a barrel
of new cider and the cider will never ferment
—,-never contain any intoxicating quality and
the longer it is kept the more palatable it will
Uncial vote for CfoitOrnor.
2060 • 2124
r 493 5143
935 . 1497
1576 • . 2292
764 • 401
933 • 1599
• 1176 1170
3699 • 3415
4.707 . 4777
In. Thanksgiving Day in Pennsylvania
takes place on the 30th inst., under a procla
mation from the Governor. Four other State s
have also fixed on the same day, while two
others have-selected the 2:140f November..
On Thursday the 2Ct% of Oat., by Rev. N. S
Buckingham, Mr. SAMUEL FOSTER to Mina C.
F. AFittl'i, both of this boroUgh.
On the ..nte cloy, Ly tl
B LACK, ni Portt r 11, to :V
WALT, of P,r,n
nu e. Mr. DANIEL
A LET (Is.
On Tu,alny morning. nr.., a liuming
\VIM:1011NA, datightVr Or Thomas and
Rachel aged about 13 year.
2.111) till., in titi, Lorongh, tIoNN A.
ra, son of Thomas ittul llachel FtAter
n the :hit year of hi, a,;n.
On the 2.lth tilt., at residence in Tell tr.,
Mae. SARAH CIHNEY. , vile of Theuma Cisney,
aged 11 yrs. 3 weeks and 2 days.
- She left a 'Hsband and eight small children
to tarn her less. She was a member of the
Presbyterian Church for twenty year.i.
November 1, 1854.
Flour per 1,10.,
Red Wheat,: per be.,• •
White Meta, per bu
Corn, per hu
Out, per bu
flay, per tun
Butter, per lb.,
Lord, per lb.,
Eggs, per doz.,
PIIIVA. Oct. 31.—Flour scarce—salsa
of 300 blobs. at $9,121, which is now gezierally
refused and $9,25 is asked. Grain—The re•
ceipts of wheat are light and the demand for
prime lots good. Sales of 6000 bushels et
51,85 a $1,95, for inferior to good reds, and
$1,90 a $2,05 fur prime white. Bye is wanted
—3OO bushels of Penn'a. brought $1,20. Corn
old, 83 aBl c. new 75 c. Oats 47 a4Bc. •
J. 111. IRVINE, M. D.
Graduate of the University of New York,
HAVING concluded to locate permanently in
. 1 - Warrioramark, Huntingdon County, °tiers
his professional services to the citizens of that
place and vicinity.
Medical Faculty of the University of N. Y.
Dr. John McCulloch, Petersburg, Hunt. Co.
Dr. Henry Orlady, if
Nov, I, 18.34.—tf.
@a&I' . .'117111 1 12 atallnan.
mIIE Fall nod Winter Session of this Instittt
tion, will commence on Thursday the Nth
day of November, and continue 21 weeks. Total
expenses per Session $2O. Students will find
it to their advantage to be present at the begin
ning of the Session.
REV. J. T. TOMLIN, Principal.
MISS KATE WALSH, Precept'be,
Gno. W. Sr.% Secretary.
Nov. 1, 1854.-21.
T llll School Directors of Todd dist;Z•wish
es to employ FOURTEEN TEACHERS
to take charge of tho public Schools in the dis
trict, for tho term of four months, to commence
some time in the month of November next.
By order of the Board,
HENRY S. GREEN,
Nov. 1. 1834.-31.
I FALLIBLE TRA(T OF LAND
it bred at iti
pub lic Sale on tho premi-
ILL be ott
ser, on WEDNDSDAY 1 111, 22D Ott Noven-
DER, next, a tract of laud situate in Peun twp.,
Huntingdon county, on Aligippas Ridge, (being
the property Gitlin heirs of George Brunibattilt
with the usual allowance, about 80 acres of
which are cleared, and in a good state of culti
vation, the balance is well timbered. Tho
provemcnts are a double log burn, a two story
log dwelling house, with other outbuildings, and
several never failintraprings of good water.
The above property will be sold in different tracts
to suit pttrchaces• There is one tract of 125
acres of excellent timber, suitable for railroad
ties. There is a public road starts at section 10,
and runs within 25 yards of the tract.
TERMS.—One-half the purchase money to
be paid on the Ist of April 1855, the balance in
two equal annual payments without interest.
GrFurther information can be had by calling
OZORGE PARKS, re.iding on the premises.
NOV, I, 1851.-3 t.