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throoghout the country. It may well ba doubt I, it .4 the better rule to leave all
ed tvhrther all thgt,wlnmiWa s are t),,, ivor!ts to private enterprise, regulated,
-holly attributable to thn lieueseir ; nod ow; n ;,•in., aided, by the co-operation
tattle dangers of the eta, filij 4, ...klminaeted sty peak capital
mariners, and *hip-builder+ of mu t•ioted the sl,uuleift and the check go together, an
States, are, it is true, unsurpassed iu farrsach. faraish a salutary restraint against speculative
lag enterprise r ekfli, intelligence, and courage, schemes and extravagance. fist it is maid•
by any ethers in the world. fat, with the iii• test that, with the most' effective guards, there
creasing amouut of our commercial tonnage iit is danger of going too fast and too fir.
the agoogato, and the larger size and improv• We may well pause before a propositios cos.
ed equipment of the ships now constructed, s teinplating a simultaneous movement for the
difieieney in the supply of reliaide seamen constrution of railroads, which, in extent, will
glare to he very seridirty telt. the imicumtve- equal, exclusive of the great Pacific road and
Mence may, perhaps, he met, iii part, by due all its branches, nearly oue•third of the entire
regulation fur the introduction, into our met , length of such works, now completed in the
client ships, uf the indented apprentices; which, I United States, and which cameo cost, with
while it would otford uslitul and eligtlAle iiecu• equipments, less than one hundred and fifty
potion to numerous young men, would have a millions of - dollars. The dangers likely to re•
tendency to raise the character or seamen as a cult hem combinations of interest of this char.
class. :And it isdeserving of serious reduction, aster, eau hardly be over estimated. But, in
holier it nasty slut Le desirao.e to revise the dependently of these considerations, where is
existing liosuor . the maiiitenauce of discipline I the accurate knowledge, the comprehensive in
at sea, upon whwha the security in the and pro. I telligence, which shall discriminate between
perty uu Ule ocean must 1.0 SO great tin extent the relative claims of these twoutpeight pro•
depend. Although mach aVeation has already posed roadsdu cloves States elide. Territory.
been given by Congress to me proper coustrec- Where will you begin, and where will you end?
ties and arrangement of steam vessels and tall I It to enable these companies to execute their
passenger ships, still it is believed taut the proposed works, it is necessary that the aid
achievements 01 science and inecuaincal skill of the guttural government be primarily given
in this direction have nut been exhaused. Nu the policy will present a problem so. compre
good mama exists for the marked distinctiou, hensive in its bcariugs, and so important to
which appears upon our statues, between the our political and social well being, as to claim,
laws fur protecting life and property at see, in anticipatiuo, the severest analysis. Enter
aed these fur protecting theiu un laud. In tuiniug these views, I recur with satisfaction
most of the States severe penalties are provi• to the experienceol the last session of Congress,
ded to punish conductors of trains, wig . .. Airs, as furnishing assurance that the 'subject will
and others employed in the trunsportution uf nut fail to elicit a careful re.examinatiou nod
persons by runway, or by steanibuals tot rivers. rigid scrutiny.
Why should not the tame principle be applied it was my intention to present, ou this cma•
to acts of insubordination, cowardice, or other I skin, some suggestions regarding internal
misconduct ou the part of nu.ters and mari I provements by the general government, which
secs, producing injury or oeath to passengers waist of time at the close of the last session
on the high seas, beyond the jurisdiction to prevented my submitting on the return to the
any of the States, and where such delniquen- tlouse Itepreseetatives, with objections, of
cies can be reached ugly by the power lit Dun- the bill entitled, "au act making appropriations
grass? The whole subjet is earhestly cum fur the repair, preservation, and completion of
wended to your consideration. certain public works heretofore commenced
The report •of the Yusuilit.sfor Gemini', to 'ruder the authority of the law;" but the space
which you are recurred for tummy interesting in tins communication already occupied with
details hi relation to this iloperotiit mid rapid- the matter lit immediate public exigency cosi
ly extending bralica of the public service, strains me to reserve that subject fora special
shows that the expeuditure 01 the year ending message, which will be transmitted to the two
June Itd, 1654, including one hundred amid houses of Congress at an early day
thirty-three thousand lour hundred amid eighty- The judicial establishutent of the United
three dollars of balance due to foreign offices, States requires inudilicattion, and certain re- •
amounted to eight million seven hundred and Mons iu the nialiner couducting the legal
ten thousand nine bemired and seven dollars. business of the government urea's° much need-
The gross receipts dming the same periud ed; but as I have addressed you upon both of
amounted to bin 111111i.,11 nine hundred end fifty- these subjects at length before, 1 have only to
live thousand five hundred and eighty-six dial- call your attention to the suggestions then
lags: exhibiting aim expenditure over lucerne made.
of one million seven hundred and fittyhive My former recommendations, in relation to
thousand three hundred and tuenty•oue dub suitable provision for various objects of deep
lava, and a ditniewion of dein:Macy, as cum- interest to the inhabitauts of the District of
pared with the last year, um they hundred and Columbia, are reamed. Manyof these objects
sixty-one thuusand seven lathered unit tifty.stx partake of a uational character, and are impel ,
dollar.. 'the iiimase of the revenue in the tuut,independently of their relation to prosperi
department, fur the year ending J ammo :id, 1634, ty of the only considerable organized coiutuu
over the proceeding year, was nine hundred tiny hi the Cniou, entirely unrepresented in
and seventy thousand three hundred amid num• c o i m gr e ..
ty-nine dollars. No prupurtiutiate increase, I have thus presented suggestions on such
however, eau be anticipated fur the c,..rient subjects as appear to me of particular interest
year, iu conaequence um the set lit l:Lny,reSa of or iinpurtume, and therefore must worthy of
June 23, providing for-ituireased cum• consideration during the short remaining peel
peusutiou to all postmasters. Front these std ailuted to the labors of the present Cue•
statieneuts it is uppareut that the Pout Dame gin..
Deportment, instead of defrayiug its expeuses, Our forefathers of the thirteen United Cole
accurding to the design at the tone lit its crew mien, iii acquiring their independence, end in
tiuth is now, and wider existing lens mutant lomititlitmir this itepublic of the United States of
coutiuue to be, to no ,small exti•iit, a charge Auto:ries, have developed upou Its, their de
upon the general treasury. The COSI. Of Milli see:Wants, the greatest and the most noble
trausportution, during the year ending June trust miter committed to the hands of man, Un
to), 1e54, exceeds the cost el the ravel:now yer u posing open all stud especially such as the
by four hundred alai laillut) e UsaLid IL se , . public will may have invested, fur the time
dullars. I aptn call your attention Lela;;, with political functions, the most sacred
to time subject of mail truuspurtation by ucenit obligations. We have to maintain invielate
steamers, and commend the suggestions of the I the greatest dotitrine of the iuhercitt right of
Postmaster General to your early munition. popular self-government ;to reconcile the ler-
Durimig the lust fiscal your etecei t million i gest liberty of individual citizen, with complete
sevouty tau: amid nine hundred and thirty-five security of the public order; to render cheer
im,res of the public lands have been surveyed, fel obedience to the laws of the land, to unite
amid eight million one hundred and uwe.y ill forcing their execution, and to frown
tineismiti and seventeen acres brought t a u 'tautly win all combinations to resist' them; to
mutant. The number of saes sold is serest harmonize mt, sincere .d ardent devotion to the
million thirty-live thousand semen hundred and instruicions of religious faith with the most
thirty-fire, and the ainoutit received therefote universal religious toleration ;to preserve the
nine million two hundred and eighty-live Ilion- rights of all forward every social improvement
send live hundred sod thirty-three tiullars.— to the uttermost limit lit human perfectibility
The aggregate amount u. Mous sold, toe..by the free action of mind upon 'Mod, nut by
under military scrip and hold wart:oils, sweet: the obstructive intervation of misapplied torte;
ed as swamp lauds by States, said by lueutiog ! Uphold the integrity amid guard the Unita
uuder grams tor rouils, is upwards of twenty- thins of our organic law ; to preserve sacred
three„ u'llhu,” ..L'em," e laude " front all touch of usurpation, as the very pal -
Slit% over the previ o us year, ms ahout six tedium ail our plink:al salvation, the reserved
lions of acres ; stud the sides during the two 1 power of the several Staten and of the people ;
first quarters in the current year to cherish, with loyal leaky and devoted street
e.trcurd...rY seamy %if n`. . 11 d a.luJt mdiiuue i tion, this Union, as the only sure foundation
sold, exceeding by nearly lour untlious of acres I on which the hopes of civil liberty rest ; to
the sales of the curiasponding quarters lit the administer government with vigil.' integrity
last year, this lliercusituA to au eXieut tinparal. and rigid ecunomy; to cultivate peace and
Jelled durieg tiny love period ii our pest Matte with foreign nations, and to de.
ry the ainuuut w revenue plu.ided from Dime !
„,,,,„ ( 1 ati d e x a l t equal justice from all, but Cu do
source for the federat ccaoiiiy. . wrong to none; to e,chew intermeddling with
The euunnetamoic policy Ut the government, t h e ' , a d..' policy and the domestic repose of
la relation to settiog upon. ?num, lluintini for otter goveiments• and to repel it from our
those who 144 `. served ""," 14 ."
,"*./' own ; never to shrink from war when the rights
tr M m
war, ms illustrated by the
et, at slime litki and the honor of the country call us to arms,
uo lees tinny imoltious of utres have been ap- but to cultivate in pretbrence the arts of peace,
plied to this object. seek enlargement of the rights of neutrality,
The suggestiuus which I submitted in my and elevate end liberalize the intermoirm of
annual message of year, iu relereuce to nations; and by such just and honorable
grants of land in aid of the cOnAtruetioli of I melt., mid such only, whilst exalting the con
ranways, were less full and explicit LW.' the ditiun of the'Republic, to assure to it the le
magnitude of the subject and subsequent de- gitituate influence and the benign authority of
velupnieuts would seem to render proper stud 1 a great exainple amongst all the powers of
desirable. Of the soundness of the principle I Christendom.
then asserted with regard to the litountien of Under the solemnity of these •convietions,
the power of Congresi, I entertain uo doubt; the blessing of Almighty God is earnestly in
but um its application it is nut enough out the ; coked to attend upon your deliberations, and
value of lands iu ma purtiuular locality mayilm I upon all the counsels and arts of the gov
enhanced ; (him, iu tact, a larger amount lit I erment, to the end that, with countess zeal and
- tnotiey may probably be received, inn u given common alias, we may, in bumble submission
time, fur alternate sections, tuna could have to the devise will, co-operate Mr the promo
been realised fur till the seettuos, walunit the ; tier of time supreme good of these United
inst.u.se hod Influence of the•preposeti improve. I States.
went& A prudent proprietor loots UqUlld I FRANKLIN PIERCE
limited sections lit hams domain, beyond peseta WASHINGTON, December 4, hell
[Walla, to the ultimate affect which a partici,
tar line of policy is likely to prem., upou all
his possessions and interests. Ihe govern.
meta; which is trustee, in this matter, - fur the
people ut the States, is humid to tube the seine
wise and comprehensive view. Prior to and
during the lust session of Congress, upwards
of thirty millions of acres of laud were with•
drawn from public sale with a view to applica•
tions for grants of this (qual:ter pending be•
fore Congress. it careful review ut the whole
aubjeml4 . kl me to direct that all such orders
be abrogated, and the lands restored to market;
and instructions were immediately given to
that effect. The applications at the last ses
sion .contemplated the construction or more
than five thousand mike el read, and grants to
the amount of nearly twenty Inuit.ns of acres
of thu public domain. Even admitting the
right ids the part 01 CLlllgre/ili to IA unquestion
able, is it quite clear that the proposed grants
would be productive of good, and not evil ?
The ditlerent projects are confined, for the
resent, to eleven btittes ut this Union, and UllO
Territory. The reasons assigned fur the grunts,
show that it is proposed to pia the works speed
ily iu process oi eunstruenun. When we re
flect, that since the cofutnetieeinef,t 01 the eon-
struction of railway's in the L fined States,
stimulated as they have been by the large dt
♦ideads realised from the earlier works over the
great thuroughtares, and between the most im
portant points of commerce and population,
encouraged by State legislation, and pressed
forward by the amazing energy of private en
terprise, only seventeen thousand miles have
been completed in all the States in a quarter
of a century,—when we see the crippled cum
ditiou of many works commenced and prosecu
ted upon what were deemed to be sound prim
eiples, .d safe calculations,—when we con
template the enormous absorption of capital
withdrawn from the ordinary channels of busi
ness, the extravagant rates of interest at thin
moment paid to continue operations, the bank-
rupteies nut merely in money, but in aurae
ter,and the inevitable ellect upon finances gen
erally, ;—can it be doubted that the tendency
is to run to excess in this mutter? In it wise
to augment this exceed by encouraging hopes
of sudden wealth expected to How from mag u i•
ticent schemes dependent upon the action of
Congress? Does the spirit, which has produ•
owl such result, need to bui stimulated or check•
Abstract of the Treasury Report.
WASIIINUTUN, VCC. 4.
The Secretary of the Treasury states the re
ceipts ut the fiscal year ending June 39th, to
be $73,54,9,70, which, with the balance in the
treasury July lot, 1833. of $21,942,092, give a
total tor the year of $92,40'2,097. The expend.
itures have been, including . payments on ac
count of the public debt, $15,654,530, leaving
a bulauce iu the treasury July Ist, or $20,137,-
The receipts for the quarter ending Septets.
her 30th, are $21,524302.
The estimates for the remaining three•qunr•
term of the fiscal year are 542.500,000. The
amount of public debt outstanding July Ist was
. _ .
I The Secretary anticipates a falling off in
Customs, owing to the Iteciprotity Treaty and
The tentage of the U. S. exhibits an increase
for the year of 395,893 tons.
i The imports for the year are $26,321,319 in
excess of exports.
The state of the Revenue induces the Secre
tary main to call the attention of Congress to
the propriety of redecii, the revenue from cus.
touts. lie recowsnends'but three rates of duty,
100, 40 stud 25 per cent. in place of the eight
schedules stow in use. The recommendation
for the repeal of fishing bounties is renewed.
The subject of drawls:sett duties on refitted su
gar is emu recommended to Congress.
The Secretary states the total amount of gold
and silver coin iu circulation Sept. 30th, at
$241,000,000, against a bank circulation of
$i04,689,209. lie expresses an opposition to
the circulation of notes of small denominations.
Ile reeomusends a continuance of the Coast
Survey, and calls fur further aid in protecting
life from shipwreck on the coasts, slot suggests
whether the law should not
security in the coustructilm of steam passenger
hi view of the recent frauds by Collectors of
the Customs at Clcaveland, Owego, etc., he
calls for such additionul legislation as may be
The balance of the report refers mainly to
the operations of the Mint, and of the verions
departments ef the Trterverr,
• • -
Wedneedny Morning, Dee. 13, 18M.
WILLIAM BREWSTEIL Editor.
Agents for the Journal.
The Following persons we have appointed Agents
for the HUNTINGDON JOUNNAL, who are author
ized to receive and receipt for tnoncy paid on sub
scription. and to take the litmus of new subscri
bers at oar published prices.
We do this for the tionvenlence of our subscri
bers living at a distance from Huntingdon.
JOHN W. Tuostraox, Esq., Hollidaysburg,
SAMUEL COEN, East Barren,
Gaon. W. CORNELIUS. Cromwell township.
HENRY HUDSON, Clay township.
DAVID ETNIRE, Cromwell township.
Dr. J. I'. Aancom, Penn township,
J. WAREHAM MATTERS Franklin township,
SAMUEL STEPP., Jackson township,
M 2 I3I , IINEY,
Col. C. WATSON, Brady township /
MORRIS BROWN, Springfield township,
WM. HUTCHINSON, NM., WIHOOTSHIRTk tp.,
JAMES McDox.u.n, Brady township,.
GEORGE W. WHITTAKER, Petersburg,
Danny NEFF, West Bnrree.
JOIIN BALSBACH, Waterstreet,
Maj. CHARLES MICKLF.Y. Tod township, 'tit
A. 31. BLAIR, Dublin township,
GEORGE WILSON, Esq., Tell township,
JAMES CLARK, Birmingham.
NATHANIEL LYTLE, Esq., St/race Creek.
Maj. W. Moo., Alexandria. •
B. P. WALLACE, Union Furnace.
SIMEON WRIGHT,r Esq., Union township.
DAVID CLARKSON, Esq.. Coo, township.
SAMUEL WIGTON, Esq., Franklin township.
DAVID PARKER, Eq., WHITiOrSIII/111.
DAVID AURANDT, Esq., 'l'odd township.
A few loads of WOOD at the Journal Office.
MEL See Register's Notice. Petition for li
cense. Notice to pay up, by Dr. Griffith.—
Stray Bull, &c.
LOST.—On Hill or Washington atreeta, be.
tweett Montgomery and Bath, an Lane cout:t)rt
the finder will confer a favor to the owner. by,
leaving it at the Journal Office.
Mir lion. John McCulloch, our indefaitiga•
ble and obliging member of Congress sent to
us a copy of the President's Message, which we
received on the next day after it was read in
the Senate of the U. S., but too late for our
paper of that week, but in good time for the
present, and for which he has our sincere
IS. On last Saturday, about half. past nine
o'clock in the wonting, the Jail was discovered
to be on fire, between the ceiling and the gar
ret flour. It being in the day time, and the
fire companies and citizens prompt to the call,
succeeded in arresting the devouring element.
Five or ten minutes more would, perhaps, have
put it beyond the control of our energetic fire
men. It is said to have been canoed by one
of the prisoners.
'Since the extreme cold weather set in
we daily see great numbers of boatmen pass
through our borough, en rook fur their homes,
the ice on the canal having frozen op their
boats before they arrived at their destination.
It will not be many days until the water will
be let out of the canal.
se. We have received au excellent work
culled the Youth's Casket, an illustrated Mag
azine, designed fur the youth of both sexes.—
It is published in monthly numbers of twenty
t.iur pages each,. making altogether at the
close of the year, a handsome volume of nearly
three hundred large magazine pages ; and all
for the low price of FIFTY CC XTS a year, ma
king it as a juvenile publication, the cheapest
periodical in the world. Address pre-paid, E.
F. Beadle, Bahl°, N. Y.
Kennedy's Bank Kole and Commercial Re
view is the title of a work which deserves, and
1)r the safety of the public should have an cx•
tensivo circulation. The Decetuber number
is on our table, it is filled with the latest and
best information of the banks of the United
States, and particularly the precarious standing
of some of them. No business man should be
without the work. It can be had for $1 per
annum, by addressing Kennedy & Bro. No.
83, 3rd St. Pittsburg, Pa. •
The Dime.—We have received a very pret
ty little paper called the Doss, an illustrated
Family Newspaper, published monthly by
Leland, Clay & Co., N. Y., at the low price of
10 cents a year.
They propose publishing a book called "The
Illustrated Manners Book," the t - Lrtiettlars of
which you will find in one of our advertising
Judging from the advertisement, we have no
doubt but it will be a very uesirable work, and
have a large circulation.
Peterson's Ladies' National. Magazine, for
January 1835, is on our table, it is as usual a
superb number. It contains 102 pages, and
40 embellishments. The "Guardian Angels,"
"Love at first Sight," and 'lke Modes Parisi
ennes," are splendid 'engravings. No other
Periodical publishes such thrilling tales or
such capital stories at real life. Morality told
virtue are always inculcated. It is decidedly,
the cheapest Magazine, published.
To any person getting up a club our "Gift
Book of Art, for 1855," containing 50 splendid
steel engravings, will be given gratis. For a
club of sixteen, an extra copy of the Magazine
will lie sent in addition.
TERMS—One copy, for one year, $2. Three
&pies, $3. Five copies, $7,20. Eight copies,
$lO. Sixteen copies, $2O. Address pre-paid,
Charles J. Peterson, No. 102, Chestnut St.,
AvovecaCottscr,sie DIFFICtI.TY.—.I Hennes
Ayres correspondent of the Now York Post an
nounces that Mr. Consul HOPKINS has got him
self into difficulty with the l'araguayan Gov
ernraent, and all communication with him in
his official character was suspendhd. He ht. ,
also been required to quit the barrack of St.
Antonio, where he has his cigar factory. Mr.
Hopkins, in turn, has resolved not to go. The
quarrel, we arc happy to add, appears to be a
private one, and will not necessarily involve the
honor or dignity of the United Stetes.—Ball
D@•At Easton, Pa., on Monday morning,
A.„ noR w r y ' f6ok rietp 011 a ►prel,
Meeting of Congress.
On Monday the 4th ult., both horses of Con
gress assembled at the Capital nt 12 o'clock,
and, having a qnornm in each, immediately
proceeded to bueiness.
Me. Atchison, President of the Senate, being•
nbsent, non. Lewis Celle wee chosen Pres!.
dent. pro fem.
The Message of the President of the rt. S&
woo received and read; and the Senate ad•
The President's Message was delivered to
the two houses at 21 o'clock. In the House,
territorial bills were introduced by the Dele
gates from Oregon and Utah. 10,000 extra
messages were ordered by the Senate and 20,-
000 by the House.
On Tuesday, in the Senate, Mr Bright, of
Indiana, was elected President, to serve until
Mr. Atchison's appearance. The standing
committees of last session were continued, as
was also the select committee on the Pacific
Rail Road.-In the Rouse the speaker an
nounced the standing . committees, which are
the same as last year, except the new appoint
ments necessary to fill vacancies. A resolu
tion directing the committee of Ways and
Means to bring in a bill reducing the duty on
railroad iron, was presented, and laid on the
table by a vote of 97 yeas to 71 nays: A. vari
ety of bills were introduced, among them one
to modify or repeal the naturalization laws,
and another for the prevention of the enlist.
ment of persons of foreign birth in the army
and navy, and to prevent the importation of
foreign convicts and paupers. A resolution
was next introduced, asking for information re
lative to the recent conference of our Foreign
Ministers at Ostend. This lead to a warm de
bate, in the course of which some hard flings
were made at the Administration. A motion
to refer the resolution to the Committee of For
eign Affairs was rejected and pending the ques
tion on the resolution the House adjourned.
On Wednesday, in the Senate, Mr. Adams
introduced a bill establishing a uniform rule
of naturalization, and repealing all laws now
in force relating thereto. A resolution offered
by Mr. Slidell, calling for the correspondence
relativie to the Japan expedition, was agaeed
to. The bill of last session, relinquishing to
Wisconsin certain saline lands in that State
was taken up, the House atnerichnent agreed
to, and the bill passed.-in the Muse, 15,-
000 copies of the Treasury Report were order
ed to be printed. Mr. Sollers' resolution
about the Ministerial conference at Ostend was
referred to the committee on Foreign Affairs.
The vetoed River and Harbor bill of last ses
sion was taken up, and after debate us to the
prorriety of awaiting the President's special
message on the subject, a vote was taken on
the question whether the bill should be passed
over the veto. It was lost by yeas 95, nays 89
not the constitntional majority of two-thirds.
We neglected to state heretofore, that Ben
joints K. Neff, the new Commissioner entered
upon the duties of his office at the commence
ment of the last court. His predecessor, Hliel
Smith, Esq., removes to the west-
On the Ist inst., Mr. Fleury Glazier, was in.
stalled in the Itegiter's office, and M. F. Camp.
bell, Esq., in the office of Prothonotary. Theo.
H. Cremer, Esq., retires into private life, bear
, ing with him the well deserved reputation of
having been a prompt, faithful and obliging
Dr. J. Shade, succeeds James Saxton, as
Director of the Poor, and, Mr. Perry Moore,
takes the place of David Parker, Esq., as Au.
The County Commissioners have renewed
the appointments of Mr. 11. W. Miller, as clerk,
and John Reed, Esq., as counsel.
In the hands of such officers as the above
the interests of the public are safe.
Goders Lady's Book.
The January number of this invaluable Pe•
ri, , dical is on our table. "John Proclaiming
the Messiah," and the "Floral Offering," are
two specimens of line engraving, and hard to
beat. The Fashion Plate is of the latest
and a beautiful one it is. In a word, it con
tains 100 pages, 68 Engravings, GO eontribu.
tions, and 10 full page plates. Godey has al
ways failed his promise made at the com
mencement of the year, which is alone sufficient
to ensure the immense patronage.he now has.
Now is the time to subscribe, as the January
number commences a new volume, and not•
withstanding the increase in the prices of pa.
per—prititing, and of every branch connected
with publication, the price of the Lady's Book
will remain the name.
TERMS.—One copy, one year, $3. Two co
pies, one year, $5. Five copies, one year, and
an extra copy to the person sending the club,
$lO. Eight copies, one year, and one to the
person sending the club, $l5. Eleven copies,
one year, and an extra copy, $2O.
Godey's Lady's Book and Arthur's Home
Magazine will both be sent one year for $3,50.
,s.ddress pre-paid, L, A. GODEY, No. 113
Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
We will give the Huntingdon Journal and
the Lady's Book one year fir $3,50.
A Hurst FUR TRE UOVERNOR.—The Phila .
delphia Sun nod the Germantown Telegraph
are out in favor of building a house at liar.
risburg for the use of the Governor of the
State. The proposition tilled last winter front
want of time anti concentrated action on the
part of its friends. Thu Sun says, what will be
generally admitted, that "a neat substantial
structure, unostentatiously furnished in the
elegance of republican simplicity, is much
needed ; nod it has been a stigma upon our
State, that it has not long ago been provided
as an Executive mansion. We trust the sub
ject will receive the early attention of the in
coming Legislature, and that a law will be
passed with entire unanimity, to meet all con
tingent outlay. No partizan feeling can be
brought to impede it, fur the press of all par
ties, end the public opinion have long since
sanctioned it, whilst its necessity has annually
become more appreciated. The State owns
ground enough, in a location unsurpassed for
beauty, and central to all the Legislative and
Executive departments, from which a most de
sirable site might be selected.
If tou Boors.—We were shown recently by
the manufacturer a pair of handsome high
boots intended for ladies wear. Quito a num
ber are at present worn by the fair of our bor
ough. They are a neat affair, and reach up
high—ever so high:7lkm._
The latest now front Havana brings a
rumor that an outbreak was apprehended, and ;
l arge number ert roops were in readiness to I
ro mrnevfrto , rr+ti^V.
A cSTIBP.-11 , 3 al Tt ll't-TT 21211:i1V [DI? VID-2,
SUPERINTENDENT OF COMMON SCHOOLS OP lIINTINCIX)N CO.
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5C11001.1 . 1 V; AUL ERS. . PI: PIL '3. LIBOEIPTS. EXPENDII GUS,
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6 1 4 6 1 221 16
6 0 3} 5 1 18 12
5 1 3 5 0 191 00
1 0 4 1 0 25 00
0 3 9 0 PI 00
6 0 4 6 18
9 0 7 9 1 0 00
1 0 3 1 0 25 00
6 1 10 3 3 25 25
6 0 G 6 6 20 14
8 0 21 8 0 151 00
8 1 41 8 0 22 00
3 0 5 3 0 23 (10
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8 1 4 8 0 241 00
Whole No. of Refunds, Itl7 I Number of Male Teachers, 159
No. yet required, 11 No. Female Tenchers, 19
Av. no. months taught, 41} Av. sal. Male per month, 20.48
1 Av. sal. Female " 15.21
Cost of Inetruetion, $15,031 55. Fuel sod coutingencies, i 1270 02, Cust of School Houses ;
&c., $2619 40
041X9 11'2411>Zett Lt a a
in pursuance of public notice, a large and respectable number of the friends of Temperance and Prohibition, convened at the Court Horse
on Thursday evening the 21st ult., when upon motion Thomas T Cromwell, Excl., in the absence of the President. was called to the deg?,
and Hon. Thomas F. Stewart, Semite! H. Bell, Alexander Port, David Black and John Slinrer, as Vic,: President..
Oa nnition of John Williamson, Fsmq., the meeting woe opened with prayer by the Rev. Attlee Smith.
On motion that the chair appoint a committee of five persons to report resolutions °sprees:ye of the settee and views of the meeting, was
the Chair appointed Hon. Jonathan McWilliams, James Maguire, William P. Or b ieon, A. W. Benedict and Ale:. Port, rave., who aft
ter a brief absence reported the following preamble and resolution., which upon motion were imenimensle adopted.
WHEREAS, we have been engaged for a long time in n war upon all Mal inloxic des, as a beverage and which in every aspect that we can
view it, looking at its effects upon the moral, social. and political prosperity of all the members of our common country, is of a great end
vital importance to secure the peace and happiness of the Rome, as was that in which our forefathers united against foreign tyranny and up
premien to secure those invaluable rights and privileges which we now enjoy, throughout the length and breedth of out happy land. Arid
whereat' we have already been for years enlisted in the war against Rain and Death, whose workings we have seen in the countless
of wealth which have been lavisliel and wastefully expended by its votaries for that which o.llj/fleets hi k;11, and drag Venn down to mise
ry, degradation and a drunkard's grave ; and whereas the licensed male of the same, as a Leverage will ttlwaye continue to pour forth its
hateful and deleterione influences however restained by law, upon the peace amid happiness cf the mentors of our great and growing Coin
monwealth, destroying theme who sip from the "treacherous cup" and partake of the "poisonous bowl," and whose victims already number
ed by the sands, have fallen ingloriously and in too many cases unpitifel, by the treachery of this pleas:n4 hot dark and insidious fie into
a grave of sorrow and chaise ; and ertueinf.,r others to mourn and weep bitter tears of anguish for their untimely end ; emel whereas nearly
a generation has Timed sway since the commencement of this struggle against the enemy of our race, stud that without our eime•Airline
obtaining the long desired and final victory and triumph over him. and whereas he still remain, in the field, seeking for more and other
victims front our families, litientie and those who are connected to us by all the ties oh' a common society, and who must unless this inoneter
eter is restrained by the strong arm of tho law, prohibiting, his inroads upon them, fall as thou:m.ls heretofore have done and whereas in
view of those and all the other untold miseries which have ever followed in the path of this destroyer, the citizens in o large mtiority of the
Counties and Legislative Districts in our Cuininonvrealth, both by a direct vote and in the emotion of their Representives, at the late elec
tion, decided in favor of the enactment of a law, prohibiting the licensed sale as n InTerage.
Therefore Revolved That the Senators and Representatives of the Counties and Districts, that at the late election decided in favor of ouch
a law, arc responsible upon this question only to their immediate constituents, to their Outl, and the Constitution of the Stale, and are there
fore bound by the soundest republican principles, and in strict right to give us such a law at the entitling; meeting of the Legislature.
Resolved, That the will of the sovereign people wisely expressed should be the strongest motifes to rereseetative moons, and that these
who depart front the practical recognition of this principle, should be required to reader a grid account of their etewardahip, netwithstan
ding the most powerful temptations to abandon it.
Resolved, That we deem it at least expedient for the Legislature, and more especially for the menilmre thercaf, who for' the enaetment
of such a law, that if they cannot procure the passage of a general late of this character, that then they slieuld pans such law, making the
counties in which there was a majority of the votes east against the exceptions to the operation of the same.
Besotted, That we deem it to be expedient upon the part of the othicers of the League to take midi me,tiree, as will secure to every cite.
van of the county, an opportunity to sign a petition praying the Legislature to enact such a law, during the ensuing Sesdon.
Resolved, That the abandonment of our cause under the present circumetanees, would be cowardly and unworthy of the friends of any
great reformatory measure, and that nothing but continued effort, until our object is g tined and swcsniplislied, will ae.:ord with the dettr
minntion of our high and philanthropic efforts to rescue our fellow-men from the temptations and Ames of this great and prevailing evil.
Resolved, That we would recommend to the State Ceutrsl Temperance Committee, to call a Stale Temperance Mae. Culiventiou to meet
at Harrisburg on the 22d and 23d days of February next, or at some other time iluthig next cession of Legislature, as they may deem inset
Resolved, That the proceedings] of this meeting be published in the newspapers of the county, and the State Journal and Telegraph pub-
Belled in Harrisburg.
The meeting was severally addressed by John Williamson and A. W. Betiediet,Esoe., in an shipment and impressive manner, after which
linen motion the meeting adjourned tu meet again, upon Tuesday evening the 9th of January next, at the Court llmsse in the homes of
W. P. Orbison,
J. Mitguire, Seeys.
J. W. Mattern,
Huntingdon, Dee, sth, 185,1.
'lltH: NAVY Iteeonv.—Secretary DOBBIN
writes prettily, and is as full of portry RA one
of his middv's on shoreleave near a Misses
boarding school. And yet his with this ornate
ness, his report is business like, and very read
able, find were it not nearly twice as lung as
the President's Message, we should like to
give it to our readers under the miseellaneous
head. But its length excludes it ; and all his
description of the operation at Greytown and
the details of our various squadrons. Be re
commends a further increase of six war steam
ers, a ecorganixation, and retired list. Accor
ding to the Secretary,some of the Naval officers
ouplit to retire out or be kicked out, for he
says "there are many officers now in the Navy
whose names do not adorn the register," and
that "there are those incapable of performing
duty front age or affliction," others "do not
merit promotion, from incapacity, either moral
or physical," and that the "magic touch of re
form is needed to impart to the now drooping
body of our Navy a robust health and a new
life.' He intends to adopt the apprenticeship
system. The marble crops is lauded fur its
usefulness and especially fin. its readiness to
put down insubordination on shipboard, "with
strung baud and burnished arms, at the drum
tap," and recommends an increase of this force.
We have now eight Navy Yard's inclusive of
one now iii rapid progress of coustructon at
Mare Island, California. To keep these yards
in proper conditiun for useful service. and to
erect on them the necessary buildings and fix•
tures, will occasion the expenditure, annually.
of large sums of :matey, notwithstanding the
diligence and vigilence of the Chief of Bureau.
Large appropriations will be from time to time
required fur the yard in California, which, it is
presumed, will be a complete establishment, as
It is the only one on the Pacific. Tho sectional
dock on the coast of Calillirnia is completed,
mid the contractors are busily employed m buil
ding the basin and railway. The report con
cludes with recommendations of the Naval
Academy', the Practice ship, the Naval Obser
vutory, Lieut. Maury's labors, &c.
iir Tho Lancaster :Pisldic RegiBier, says :
Newspapes are the first blossoms and the prom.
I icing signs of American civilization, wherever
it plants itself: Hardly is a log cadin built or
tent pitched in the wilderness, before the press
es are at work, and the active minds and the
aspiring souls of the settlers express themselves
in a paper of their own, devoted to their inter
cote and to the promulgation of their views.
U. 8. SENATOR EINCTION.—A number of
our contemporaries seem to labor under the
impressiou that the election of U. S. Senator
will take place, as heretofore, ou the second
Tuscday of January, but in this they are in
ett*. By an act passed last winter, the Limo
has been changed to the second Tuseglay of
February. „ _
arerA Mr. Cromer, of Fulton county, has in-
vented a sausage meat cutter, eaid by the edi
tor of the Democrat, who has tested it, to be
superior to anything now in use. What both.
era us, is, to know where the editor got the
S. BARR. SUP.
105 45 150 481 e,
185 175 360 41i
160 132 292 431
98 85 120 55/
180 104 130 361
44 35 55 311
186 152 232 491
175 133 156 35
180 135 315 68
52 31 60* 30
170 170 235 43
120 92 212 48
147 91 238 03
207 138 230 . 51
73 64 80 43
180 - 120 300 40
198 152 320 50
259 197 305 41
117 95 212 47
47 58 80 30
237 206 280 58
185 143 194 31
125 130 200 33
261 224 308 48
202 161) 247 44
216 153 232 52
CONDENSED FROM THE ABC)
Number of Male Scholars, 4095 Amt. tax larded for Sellout per., 17M0 46
No. Female Scholars, 3198 Building 1462 81
No. learning German, 26 Recoil. 'd from State A pproprisd ion. tOl2 14
AT. No. of Scholar., 5543 From Collector. of School Tas, 17132 62
Cost of scholar por month, .48i I
Thomas F. Stewart, t r pre ,.
Measures for Congress.
The principal tnenqures to be acted upon at
this session or Congress tire announced to be
The Tariff' Bill—proposing a very great re
ductions of duties,
The annexti. of Cuba, which after all will
be a Legialative battle.
Thp proposed acquisition of Dominica, the
Sandwich Islands, and Sonora.
Hunter's Land Bill, equivalent to an on•
conditional cession of all the lands to the new
The French Spoliation Bill, which pus. ed
the Senate by nearly or quite a two•third vote,
and is regarded favorably by a majority MU°
House. This Bill is almost certain to be ce•
toed by the President.
The various bills for grants of lands for tho
building of railroads in the new States. These
are also spoliation bills, and will, if pasmd,
most certainly be vetoed. Numerous bills for
the renewal of patents, some of which are meri.
toriotts, and ought to be passed. The Presi•
dent will probably veto all that aro brought
The reorganization of the Navy, 7hy with-
drawing and pensioning superannuated officers.
The reconstruction of the law department of
the government, by placing all the business and
agent!, connected with it under the control 01 the
An increase of the Army by the addition of
some three or four thousand of officers and men.
The continuance or termination of the Col.
lins mail contract, involving the existence or
suppression of that line of steamers.
The appropriation of sixtyfire or seventy
milions of dollars for the service of the next
fiscal year. The hills for this purpose will
doubtless pass, through not without discussion.
its-Tho Postmaster General's report pre
"PAY tie."—All the newspapers are grumb•
sents the following statistical view of the Post
Office Department : ling about hard times; Brij up—mys one—
Pay vp, say another—Thy up, says all. 'rho
Expenditures for the year end.
ing June 30th, 1854, .., , , ,,, ,7/0,907 whole corps Ediiorial were never more anent.
Gross receipts, swim period, 6,033,686 mous. For once we are all united. Wo hope
Ex they will persevere in their e ff orts, until every
T penditure over income, $1,753.321his shows a diminution of deficiency con, delinquent subscriber has planked down "the
pared with last year of $261,736.
PHILADELPHIA, Dee. 11th, 1851.—Th%
Tux Ttmes.—Well, the times are hard.
transactions continue small, and only a few
Every body is complaining. Borrowers can't
borrow what they want, and lenders are suspi-sales have been made for home usa at for standard brands, but these
riots and fearful. There has never been a rates are refused tin. shipping Flour. A few
tighter time that we know of. Fortunate is he small isles of extra, have also been made at
who is out of debt and has money in hispurse."'4l°; trait,—The market is noar: • P
Dollars are getting to be quite a curiosity to
i o ir or xi. 20 at ;e. fur good Penii'm white, 172 m
small a few
poor reoPle• — •Even dimes and sixpences seem posed heat,
inferior, and 197 c tar mostly in
to have taken wings and gone on a voyage of store. 11.70 k7hls
"ibr other Rhic r.e Peden." , I%ne
$l7O 9000 9531 8435 9437
8411 000 109 780 010
5941 000 771 571 t 312
232 000 40, 238 347
2903 117 63 233 2901
85 00 103 80 100
4281 1671} 104 5543 5061
420 00 693 4111 432
1700 665 98 1800 1456
217 00 263 192 75
1700 00 125 1670 1500
G 32 00 711 303 612
4871 00 65/ 6541 4141
600 00 135 000 792
489 00 55 460 345
724 00 70 7091 600
640 60 63 670 640
701) 00 115 0153 8053
3433 00 421 3333 300
150 (ii) 20 1283 134
1505 00 901 1413 1003
300 04 73 3721 409
425 00 45 380 310
16625 00 1551 15403 705
11403 00 1211 1117 815
770 459 87 817 776
tuNding, renting repairing,
T. T, Criaiwisli,
riely of Sir John Franklin Found by
Bane.—The Lake St:prior Mining ;;ewe,
or Nov. 9th, emit:ll:ls the roilowing:
"By private letters we learn that the builea
of Sir Johq Franklin anti h:s rnen hare been
found ht Dr. Kane's party, fruzen, perfectly
"In our last number we gave the report of
the intelligence derived from some of the Ett.
quimaux Indians, of the discovery of some of
the silver used by Franklin's expstion, end
marked with bin initials. Tiro later report is
of the discovery of the bodies, and from our
authority we have the right to believe it to be
The editor snakes no mention of the source of
his information, nor of the direction whence it
HoxouAnY Tcrt:na.—The Associate Reilo,n•
ed Presbyterian Church has adopted a rule in
Synod, that thesignificant appendage, "I). D."
shall not hereafter be attached to the names of
any of their minister;. A writer in the “United
Presbyterian" thinks this is as it should ho,
but proposes that the reform he carried farther.
He thinks fier. is more objectionable that I). D.,
its being more nriitoemtie—more inconsistent
with gllicio/ purity—exalting the ministry shove
the eltlerdhip, contrary to the Presbyterian doe.
trine. He proposes that this invidious prefix
to clerical names be omitted also. What next?
FATETTL: PA.--WC IC:1111 from ths Browns.
villa Clipp, that Seth Howell, an innkeeper
at Uniontown, WM shot in the groin, on Thum
day evening, the 30th of November, by n young
man named Skil.. .I.lt oin, of tho same place,
some difficulty havin4 the tavern
between them. Howell died ofh is eel short.
ly afterwards. u;tin was arrested and is now
lodged in jail.