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Wednesday Morning, February 13,1A88.
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lishers, 160 Nassau Street, New York, Price
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RIGIIT OF TRANSIT.-The Judiciary Commit.
tee of the House at Harrisburg has had under
consideration the question of the right of slave
holders to take their slaves across the State or
any portion of the State of Pennsylvania. It
is the mere right of transit, travelling in the
customary manner. that is the subject of dis
cussion. A majority of the Committee are of
opinion that such a right yet exists, notwith
standing the act of 1847. The minority of the
committee deny the right.
This question has reference to the Passmore
Williamson case, as well as to the general sub
ject of right, and of comity of States. It will
probably be the subject of exciting debate,
when under consideration in the House and
Tice War Question.
The Philadelphia Butkiin thinks that the
speeches of Gen. Cass and Mr. Seward indi.
este that the Democratic and Republican par
ties are both perfectly willing to enter upon a
war with old England if that nation presists io
its wrongful conduct in regard to the Central
American questions, and various other matters
in dispute; and it admits that the old \Vhig
party and the American party are pretty much
of the same way of thinking. It says justly
that war is a thing always to be depreciated
and that a war with old England is a very
All that is true. No one, however, desires
war. It is a great evil ; but it is an evil not to
be avoided by submission to a wrong; or by
allowing such a nation ns England to make a
treaty, and then wantonly violate it. To sub
mit to that would expose us forever to war, or
to wrong and insult. If we had 'such a navy
as we ought to have there would be no danger
of war. It is only our weakness in that arm
of our national defence that invites such ag
gressions and wrongs as have at length worn
out the patience of all parties iu this country.
Let the present Congress do all its duty in re
gard to an increase of our navy, and there
will be no war with any European nation next
year, nor forever hereafter.
In the midst of may evils, there would be one
mitigating result of a necessary war; it would
settle all domestic difficulties in this country ;
and combine all parties in one common cause
of the defence of the rights, the honor, and the
settled principle of the now great American
New Railroad Aot.
Mr. Price has introduced a bill in the Senate
to provide further guards against accidents on
railways. Among other things it makes it a
misdemeanor for any one to walk, ride or drive
a horse or any other animal along a railway
track between the rails, (except at farm and
highway crossings,) without the consent of the
company or its agents. This is rather an im•
portant matter. It is a very common practice
to walk on railroads both in city and country.
If this bill passes it will be a penal offence to do
The bill also provides that if any one is in.
jnred while on the platform of the cars when in
motion, or by putting his head or anus out of
the window, the company shall not be liable for
the damage. It provides, too, that in cane
death occurs to a passenger through any fault
of the company the legal representatives shall
in no case recover over $5,000.
If any one shall put obstructions on the rails
for the purpose of throwing off the train, and
it occasions death, the offender shall be held
guilty of murder. If serious injury is done to
any one but not resulting in death, the offender
shall bo guilty of a felony, and punished by so.
litary confinement at labor not exceeding ten
The news from Washington and Har
risburg will be found under the respec
tive heads. Read it.
In the news of the week will`be found
matters of interest.
The Liquor Law.
Our readers are already informed, that a bill
repealing the stringent liquor law of the last
session, has already passed the lower house of
the State Legislature. In the Senate the sub
ject is undergoing discussion. Mr . . Wilkins, the
Senator from Allegheny, has a bill before the
Senate to repeal the restraining 'aw,aud mash.
lieh a license system. It is this which has been
under discussion in the Senate. Mr. Browne,
the Sendibr from Philadelphia, has introdu•
red a substitute for it, which provides that
no license shall be issued to sell liquor by
a less measure than a gallon, nor shall any
'cense be granted to the keeperanf restaurants,
oyster and eating houses and cellars, theatres,
or other plc.ees of amusement or refreshment.
jt assesses upon breweries, distinerie.f, and
porters of liquors, tin ee times the tax forme.!y
paid by thou. Rio hotOl, inn, or tarezn into he
licensed, unless it have accomtnodations for
travellers exclusively in a specified number of
bed rooms. The price of license is graduated
to sales, thus:—
Sales. License Sales. License.
$20,000 $OOO $l,OOO $lOO
10000 350 2,000 100
8,000 250 Lees than 2.000 50
The thirteenth section provides that all hotels
inns and taverns shall be rated accordinF, to the
estimated yearly rental of the property ocenpied
and in all cases where it is $lO,OOO, the occu
pant shall pay 'l,lOOO ; where it is SSOOO or
over, $BOO shall be paid ; for $6OOO or over,
$6OO shall be paid; for $4OOO or over, cs4oo,
for $2OOO or over, $300; for $lOOO or over:
$2OO ; for $5OO over, $100; and for $3OO or
over, $75. In large cities uo license or tax to
be loss than $lOO. Mr. McClintock, Senator,
from Pittsburg, has also offered a silly:tante,
which classifies venders of liqurr into two kinds,
the one embracing all who sell spirituetts li„
quors, and the ether all who cell malt liquors.
It creates a board of licenses in eachtoenty.—
No licence is to be granted in Philadelphia for
less than $l5O, in Pittsburg for leas than $100;
nor elsewhere for less than $5O.
The Prospect of Peso.
The English people accuse the Americans
of excitability, yet they seem to be getting quite
as excitable themselves. A fear words over
the telegraphic wires set all London in comnto•
ties. The funds rise 5 there is a panic in the
grain market ; and a general commotion in all
ranks of society. The late exciting topic is the
peace question. In our news columns will
be found the Persia's news, which after all gives
no good pr,uise of peace.
Russia, it is said, accepts the Austrian pro
positions as the basis of negotiations. That
means merely'lhat they will have another con.
foresee which may result us unsuccessfully as
the lust. Russ;a thereby gains time to strong.
then her detencea, double her armies, and or
elision to her adversaries a cost of a hundred
more of gold. To protract the war and exhaust
the Allies is a main feature of Russian pet Hey,
and diplomacy is about as effectual for that as
ire Not such as - Itussia can accept with honor.
They imply &loss ut oratory ; a leis of naval
power i., the Black sea ; a loss of many of the
defences of bee southern coast; and an end of
all her protection to the Greek population of
Turkey. No such terms will be submitted to,
and any effort to negotiate with thr•zt basis
must have in view delay, not ce.' So the
English seem to think ; yet they still entertain
hopes that the war may soon to brought to a
close. In diplomacy and in war the Russians
find no masters yet in Europe. No better
evidence need be sought of the respect felt for
the power and ability of the colossial empire of
the north time that England, France end Tor
, key combined feel inadequate for its him-dila
' thin, and endeavor earnestly to draw all other
nations to their aid. And some of these na
lions though desiring the humiliation of Run
sia, dare not involve themselves in the mighty
St. Valentine's Day.
To-morrow, the 11th of February is St. Val
entine's day. Valentine was aTbristiau teach
er at Rome in the time of the Emperor Claudi
us 11, nearly 16 centuries ago. Claudius per.
smiled the Christians, Valentine tried to save
their lives. He was himself arrested and sent
to the prefect of Rome, who tried every means
by threats and promises to induce Valentine
to renounce his religion. He refused to do so,
and was condemned to be beaters with clubs
and then beheaded. Ile was executed on tle
ldth of February, in the year 270 of the Chris
' tiun era. He was cannonised, has for many
centuries been called St. Valentine,. and hie
name celebrated in the churches as an illustri
Centuries ago it used to be a custom to
make a kind of lottery in which the names of
girls were put and drawn out by boys. More
recently it is the tradition that birds choose
their mates ou that day, and boys are now
only allowed by custom to send Valentines
by mail. It is a custom often abused, and
its use attended with a good deal of expense to
the Post Office department. Millions aro sup
posed to be mailed every year, one-third of
of which at least go to the dead letter office.
If birds choose their mates and marry on St.
Valentine's Day this year they will have rather
a chilly time for that interesting process.—
Even the migratory birds have been overtaken
by a very severe winter at sunny South. Yet
tradition hath it that they must choose their
mates on the 14th of this month or remain sin.
gle for a year. The poet says:
"I need not ask Jean Jacques Rosseau
If birds confabulate or no."
Certain it is they have a language well under.
stood among themselves, and it is supposed to
be employed with great volubility on St. Val.
Moss is KANSAL—Something of the feeling
whish animates the people of Lawrence may
be inferred from the following extract from the
Herald of Freedom, of Jauary 12th, published
at dint place
"Come on, come all slaveoctats and nullifi•
ere; we have rifles enough, end bullets enough
to tend you all to your (and Judas') 'own
place.' If you're cowing, why don't you come
THE HUNTINGDON JOURNAL.
l Tomorrow is St. Valentine's Day.
ser War has again broken ont in Kansas.
bar New counterfeit gold dollars are in cir•
Old but Good—That !tory on our outside.—
sar We have received Mies Kate's lines.
They shall appear soon.
Sharp—We saw in a lady's allium in town
the other day, this—'Kissing, a capital entice.'
Wanted—Then:tab with which anidea struck
the poet rho iteut ua "Gray's Elegy," as oeigi•
fib rare Curna.—Soak the nnfortunate toe
in camp* until it is "corned," and "touch
be" Mat.,, manna," said a slave too the op.
rear:ince of snow at New Orleans, "it a rnin in'
Broad Top Cool—The first load of coal from
the mines, was brought into town by the cars,
Still Alive—Our old friend Seth T. Hued.—
By the by, Seth do you still practise on the
fDr~' Two million acres of land will betro't
into market in Kauzas territory, by the first of
rgirA deer weigbinl 1000 pounds was re.
cently caught while swimming in the river,
nenr City Point Virginia.
Guol Beeriness--W.) jee by tho Hol. pa
pers that over L , enty criminal prosecutions
were before the last Clair Co. Court.
rte' A boy in Cincinnati put-his tongue a
gainst a lamp post last week, when it froze l'ast
to the po:t, and pert nt• it was torn out.
gas Young ladies should Lever object to be
ing kissed by printers ; they should make eve•
ry allowance for the
,frcelom of the rm.
Long .Docitvert.—A petition to the Legisla.
turd from Allegheny co., for a license law, con
tained 3,000 signatures, end was 60 feet long.
A Plain Truth.—Bishop Hughes, in lila ica.
tare ut Baltimore, says the country has had e
nough of immigration. That's jut what the
Is. n's. say.
Rer One hundred of the students at Dickin.
son College, rebelled against the Faculty, in
consequence of the alleged unjust expulsion of
gay- Punch says that the reason why editors
are no apt to have their manners spoiled, is be•
cause they receive such vast numbers of evil
Will people ever learn P—We havereceived
some poetry from a lady in Chambersburg, Pa.
which we cannot publish until we have the au
thor's full name.
Mr A week or two since, Mr. Aaains:of
Clearfield township, Cambria county, killed a
nose - to the tip of the tail.
Ser.rel fine bucks have bean received
at Chatubersburg, Pet., frees Michigan Csty.—
Tlie says they wore , leer in a double
sense, the cost of freight being $7.60 each.
A monster bear was slaughtered in
Blair county, a few weeks since, by W. C. Bai
ley. Be fired but one bullet, which killed the
beast instantly, having entered its heart. Bra
in weighed 304 lbs.
Distinguished Arrirals.—On last week we
noticed the gallant Major Raymond in town.—
Whether there was anything particular going
on we know not ; but a great number of visit-
Ors were in town same day—from the Western
jgreirThe Managers of thelteryland Lotter
ies have issued a card, cautioning the publio
"against the numerous swindlers who circulateby mail and otherwise, fraudulent lottery
schemes." The safest way is, to buy neither
spurious nor the genuine.
ser An Irishman called at our office one
day with as advertisment, and like a prudent
man naked what it would cost. He was infor
med, one insertion $2 ; subsequent insertions,
75 ets. "An' faith," said Iw, "I'll only have
two subsequent insertions."
Growing longer—The marriage his is in our
exchanges as the weather grows colder. A
warm hod-fellow, in a cold night, isn't the worst
institution that ever was "invented," by a lung
chalk. Wo understand that a couple of our
nice young men are about committing mat.
A Good place, truly.—A correspondent of
the Cincinnati Gazette states that there have
been five hundred murders in Hamilton county
Ohio, within the last fifteen years, and that but
one man has been hung there for murder du
ring all this time. Hamilton county is that in
which Cincinnati is situated.
SI. Valentine's Day.—This anniversary, so
fraught with joy and hope and fear to amorous
swains and tender lassies, will be to•morrow.—
St. Valentine's day has from time immemorial
been consecrated to Cupid and hie votaries as
the season when mutual sentiments of attach
ment may be exchanged, and as
"Love rules the court, the camp, the grove,
For love is Heaven, and Heaven is love."
and as "love's missels" are now manufactured
by the wholesale at the cheapest rates, everybo
dy can readily avail themselves of the occa
sion. Let them off, boys.
Old Roles—The 'ground bog' it is said, step
ped out on the 2d inst., got seared at his shad
ow, and 'went in' again, to remain, we suppose
six weeks. It used to be said too, that
"So fur as the sun shines in on Candlemas day
So far the snow will blow in before May."
The sun shone all day, and reached into boo
see and barns much further than we would like
to see snow drifts. From appearances some
days back, it seems that winter is in so hurry
to depart, and may remain long enough to show
1 the propriety of the old rule that
'Turman must be sure on Candlemas day,
To have half of their grain and half their hay."
On Friday last it appeared very much as if
winter had received notice to quit. It thawed
a good deal during the day, and became rather
"sloppy," but it froze again and got colder than
over, We never saw people so tired of winter.
'eait , CONGRESS,
Febo , , Loa, La 4,,,,., In the House, the bill to abolish the thtury
ws wee debated and indefinitely postponed.
k INGTON, p
The joint resolution instructing our Senators,
In the H. S. tint today, a resolution of to vote for the repeal of the Kanzas.Nebra•
feted by Mr. ay providing fur. the pur•
sks: act, and the substitution of the Oregon bill
chase of 200 eras , wood for the poor of
therefor, was debated at some length, and in.
Washington, vii loon the table. Mr. Wells
definitely post poned—yeas 51, nays 31.
introduced a reolua authorizing the coinage HARRISBURG, Feb. 9, 1856.
Fre". int of "Unions" each of In the State Senate today, various incorpo.
value of $lOO, end alf-Unions" of the value tion bills were introduced, and Mr. Buekalew
of $5O. The Sena en resumed the consld•
made a lengthy speeoli upon h.ii resolution to
eration of the Cen merican question, and amend the State Constitution.
Mr. Foot, of Verve made a speech, taking
lii the House, a bill to encourage emigre•
neatly the same g se Mr. Seward upon
the question. Cc ikon then .obtained the
tier. to Liberia was introduced, and the bill for
Sour, and the San djourned.
the security of certain transporters onthe pub
. . the
works, paised finally.
J,n the Housd, J. Glosshronner wits
elected.§ argeauta ms by a vote of 103 yeas
to 98 nays. tcath ariing was elected Door.
keeper by a vote 9 yeas to 85 nays. Rob.
art Morris, of Pen vania, was elected Post
master by a vote-bens 108, nays 97. The
rules of the last Hie were adopted until oth
erwise ordered. notion was adopted autho
rizing the paymen) J. W. Forney of eight
dollars per day inddition to his salary as
Clerk for the them acted as the presiding
officer of the Heusi Pending the c onsideration
of a resolution, arlng 0. Fella, of Ohio,
printer of the Hot, an adjournment was car
Wtlummox, Fob. 6, 1856.
In the U. S. Seib, today, Mr. Clayton sub
mitted a joint reStnion, instructing the Ser
geant at-Arras ofinuh Houses to ascertain,
without delay, themes of individual suffering
fin wont of fuel irVashington city, and appro.
printing $l5OO folio necessary fuel. The re
aolutiou war: araeted, so as to make the May.
ore of Georetowand Washington the distrib
utors of the Phari , and thou adopted. The
Senate then re .0 d the consideration of the
resolution in refurtce to thelate Naval Retiring
Board, pending tt debate ou which the Senate
In the ifou,c,, contest, took place upon th e
question of eleeng a printer. Messrs. Follett
and Wendell wel the principal candidates.—
After two unsutiessful ballotings the House
NASIIINGTOIr, Feb. 7, 1856.
In the U. S. 'slime, to-day, Mr. Cass sub
•mitted a resolutsu instructing the Naval Com
mittee to inquirclinto the expediency of increa
sing the Navy. Hr. 13ayard introduced a bill
to provide for thi printing, binding and impu
ting. The resoliou directing the Committee
on Finance to Aped the appropriation bills
wns taken up anddiscussed atlength as a novel
measure, and finAly passed.
In the House,lhe Speaker was, on motion,
authorized to apjoint the Standing Commit
tees. The President, through Mr. Pennington,
signified his readiness to cooperate with Con
gr.'. The resolution in reference to the elec
tion of a printer gas reconsidered, but pending
action on the resolution, the House adjourned
WVIIIINGTON, Feb. 9,185 G.
Iheersneue, Feb. 5,185 G
In the State Senate, to-day, the bill to allow
bills of exception and write of error in criminal
cases, was debated and passed to second read
ing. The Senate then proceeded to the consi
deration of Mr. Wilkins' tavern license bill.—
Messrs. Brown and McClintock offered substi
tutes, when the whole subject was postponed
and the Senate adjourned.
In the House, a large number of bills of in
corporation were considered and passed. The
Convention of Senate and House to elect a
State Printer, was adjourned for three seeks,
without action having been taken, The bill
providing for the election of a State Printer for
three years, was taken up, considered and post
HARIUSBVRO, Feb. 6, 1R56,
In the State Senate, to.day t the Committee
on Banks repotted hills to incorporate the Cen.
tral Bank of Pennsylvania; the Mercer County
Bank, and the Stroudsburg Bank. and a sup
plement to the act incorporating the Seamen's
Saving Fund, of Philadelphia. Mr. Crabb in.
troduced a supplement to the act regulating
the Inspection of Buildings. The supplement
to incorporate the Huntingdon and Broad Top
Railroad Company was passed finally. Mr,
Buckalew submitted a series of resolutions in
favor of various amendments to the State Con
In the House, the bill relative to the Guar
dians of the Poor of Philadelphia was recommit.
tad to the members from the city and county.
A supplement to the act to establish the State
Lunatics Hospital was negatived.
HARRISBURG, Feb. 7, 1856.
In the State Senate, today, the bill relative
to the security of We Transporters on the Pub.
lie works, was passed finally by a strict party
vote. The supplement to the act relative to
the Board of Health of Philadelphia, was re•
ported back with a negative recommendation.
A large number of bills were submitted, but
not acted upon.
In the House, a resolution was adopted to
adjourn from Friday, 15th iust,, to Wednesday,
20th. The bill to repeal the act exempting
coal and lumber from the tonnage tax, was re
ported back with a negative recommendation.
Three bine for the incorporation of passenger
railway companies for Philadelphia, were re.
ported upon adversely. The Committee upon
the contested election of John B. Beck, repot..
ted in his favor.
HARRISBURG, Feb. 8. 185 G.
In the State Senate, to-day, the following
bills were reported from the Standing Commit
tees :—to equalize the salaries of the Judges of
the Courts of Philadelphia and Pittebarg ; a
supplement to the act incorporating the Phila
delphia and Baltimore Central Railroad Com
pany ; a bill relative to the State Arsenals. The
joint resolution from the House, to adjourn
over from the 15th of February, to meet again
on the 20th was taken up and adopted. The
joint resolution proposing certain amendments
to the constitution, was taken up and passed
Committee of the Whole. The tavern license
bill was then taken up and debated by Messrs •
Browne and KoOliatock until the adjournment.
News of the Week,
Mr. Marcy has again declined to receive
Parker 11. French as Minister from Nicara•
Another destructve fire has occurred at Byre•
cuss,'. Y., the Court Ilouse ld..asg complete.
ly destroyed. The loss is $15,000.
Thirty-four persons were sentenced to the
penitentiary a few days ago by the Recorder
of Chicago. For a city of sixty thousand this
The Democratic Watchman, published at
Bellefonte, Centre county, says that a branch
Bank will shortly be opened in .that borough
by one of the Pittsburg Banks.
A bill has been offered in the Senate, to in.
crease the annual slavery of the Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court to $1,500, and the As•
sociate Justices $4,000, and to abolish the per
The cold is reported to be very • severe in .
Texas. Cattle had frozen to death, and the
thermometer had been below zero for several
days. The Brazos river was frozen over. The
debt bill was likely to pass the House of that
State, at the last advices.
A dreadful collision occurred on the Michi•
gas Southern Railroad, near Nillsdale, on
Wednesday night. Several persons were kit•
led, and others wounded. A baggage car, with
all the baggage and the mail on one the trains
was consumed by tire.
Late intelligence from Hayti informs us that
the Emperor is carrying on the war against
the Dominicans with considerable vigor, and
had caused a large number of those who had
deserted his standard in the previous expedi
tion to be executed.
Late intelligence from Kansas nape no elec.
tion was held iu that territory at the period fix
ed, on account of apprehensions of another in
vasion from Missouri. Serious trouble was
anticipated, and the people of the Territory
were preparing for a struggle.
The New York papers, almost without ex
caption, look upon the last news from Europe
no holding out very slim hopes of peace. Rus
sia's resources are too great at present to ac
cept any proposition impairing the integrity of
bemart,t4ftapcl„ills,na likely the Allies terms
A serious accident happened to Gen. Cass.
Yesterday morning, as he was leaving the Pat.
ant Office, he fell upon the steps and was ta
ken to the National Hotel in an insensible con
dition. Medical attendance was procured, and
it was thought the distinguished statesman had
sustained dangerous injuries.
At a recent session of the Legislative Assem•
bly of Hayti, one of the members moved that
for the future no member be admitted to the
Assembly with a Panama hat, and that"a black
hat is not only more parliamentary, but exigible
ip all good society." After a warm debate, the
titoties was curried, and the members 'gave up
The Albany Atlas quotes from the Bartford
TiMes in allusion to the recent failure of the
Jerome clock company, and says that Barnum
who has had of late a long and busy finger in
this exploded bubble, is also bankrupt. The
"great showman," it is said, "is left without a
penny in his own name—his Now York invest
ments, "Iranistan," the woolly horse and all,
having gone by the board."
Advices from Kansas represent a deplorable
state of affairs in existence there. The Free
and Slave State parties have frequent collisions
and several have been killed on both sides.—
The election resolved upon by the Free Soil
party for the purpose of superseding the pros
ent officials did not come off iu many places,
in consequence of the ballot boxes being car
ried away by armed bands of Missourians and
other pro-slavery men.
A frightful accident occurred on the Colum
bia Railroad, about twelve o'clock on Monday
night. One of the cars attached to the express
train, going west, was thrown off the track by
the breaking of a rail, and preqipitated down
an embankment. The car was shattered, and
then burnt, taking fire from the stove. One
man was killed and about 27 more or less
wounded. The injured persons were taken to
Philadelphia and received every attention their
The election of Mr. Banks as Speaker of
the National House of Representatives, corn•
pletes the following unusual results : The
President of the United States, the Speaker of
the House, the President of the 'Senate, the
head of the Cabinet, and the occupant of our
most important diplomatic post, the Minister
to England, aro all Northern men. General
Pierce and Mr. Banks aro from New England
Mr. Marcy and Mr. Buchanan from the Mid•
dle States, and Mr. Bright Irons Indiana.
A 11011.11.18 LE AFFAIR occurred at Cinoinna•
ti the other day. Eight slaves from Boone
county, Kentucky, escaped into Ohio, but bo•
ing followed closely, took refuge in the house
of a negro. The United States Marshal and
his officers, in attempting to arrest them, were
fired upon, but finally captured the party and
placed them in jail. While the capture was
taking place an infuriated negress deliberately
cut the throat of one of her children, and at.
tempted to destroy two others in the same way
but was prevented by the officers before the
deed was consummated. A good deal of ex.
citement existed in Cincinnati on the subject,
which is greatly magnified by some of the news•
The condition of Gen. Cass is reported as im.
Fears are entertained of the safety of the
steamship Pacific, and the steamship Alabama
has bees chartered to send in search of the
Gov. Clark has received intelligence from
the Free State Party of Kansas, stating that a
fresh invasion from Missouri is apprehended,
and a call is made upon the Free States for
The mammoth steamship Persia reached
New York at half past 9 o'clock, on Saturday
morning .bringing news from Liverpool to the
20th ult., one week later than previous advice,.
She brings intelligence of a number of marine
disaiters. The peace prospects are repented
as improving. The Czar has ordered Guts
chakelf to suspend hostilities in the Crimea.— ,BIDGWAY FARM AND COAL CO.
Fr once, England and Austria continue to Ile- To those who wish Farms—to have fertilt
I land nt a cheap price nud of cosy terms ; yaw• nt•
cord ; though mat difficulties in the negab
atones ore apprehended. The preliminaries of Coal CSllpany. Twenty-five acres or more in
a treaty of peace were expected to be ,signed proportion, are given for . sloo, payable in instal
before the meeting of Parliament . There is j s t" to s ,j' f l inS t ",.,,":„ c t k y ',ll,, S ,, 3 ,,V r ii p arele . o Pth i e s
nothing of iniportonce from the Crimea. In best markets in the state for its produce. The
Asia, Monroviaff succcessfully continues his• soil is a rich loam, and is not to be surpassed
for thrming, us CXlllllillfttien will show. It hits
advances. the best elements of prosperity, being underlaid
We learn from a friend the follow ing partic. by two rich veins of Coal, and will shortly be
tilers of a horrible butchery that occurred in i t l k i t s ci. M w o c s t t e & l ;', Y ia r:j o lir k r i,ll,tlitoT",,, c ae ti aT,L b i c o r m, l l4 f
White Haven one day last week. It appears good, and warrantee deeds ore given. It pre
that a number of' men, mostly Germans and
soots a goo
Irish, who fuse e employed in some public im- n t i l i a ns nd subsu l t i n is tilt i l o t r lio a r,i:tii c f ; v iitlercenonotr
nnitetlit'iceegiLr investment. ' r°Nsi ''. .Forther particulars can
provement at that place, coming to the conelu. be had from the pamphlets which are sent to fu
sion that they were not receiving a sufficient ( O u r ittrt?ressLST4PL W.7l,.4l'll,3ll,4lLeraettlirly,
compensation for their services. resolved to 195 Walnut Street, north side between Fourth
strike for higher wages, which they did, only and Fifth sts., Philadelphia. Futl informaiLet
one, an old German, refusing to do so. Th i s is contained in the pamphlets.
Feb. id, 1536.-31 n.
refusal of the old man so enraged a number of •• -- • •-•- ••
the Irish, that they gathered around and put SHERIFF'S SALE.'
the question to him, whether he intended to BY virtue c cf oi ll o ni i t c t i t e f e V a e t i:t d l.l ( xL. and also in
work on at the wages he had been receiving or pi .,T c ' e r o T i , 'l g ' s e Ej er ' in,. on t, i n Common Pleas of
would strike with them. He told them that said county to me directed, 1 will expose to pub.
he would continue for the old wages, wl t ereep• lie sale on the premises, on Saturday, the I ,
on one of them took an axe and cut with all stay of March next, et 10 o'clock, A. 51.•
his force three or four times into the old man's .11 ,1 ) 1 " 1 11 tb g „ I r w ig it i:t and jute,
head killing him ine.tantly. Three or four to a lot of ground in the boroughs of f
of the fiends have been arrested and lodged Huntingdon county, fronting 60 feet 4.
in jail.—Eastmt Argus. Street, extending hack 155 feet, to a back
adjoining a lot of Joseph N. Splutter et
TIIAT was a good sentiment given by George North owl a lot of John Speer, deed., on
W. Bentley, at the editor.' and printers' sop. South, having thereon recessed a two story
per in Worcestot, last l'ith of January house, weather-boarded. Also, the thieves
"Franklin—'l'o d ay ma ki ng li g h ts f or 8 00 . : defendant in a Lot on Seminary ere, Sir.
ton's 'ample,, lanterus—Tu morrow enlighten. ' fronting on sok' street sO feet nest ,'dead,
ing the world ; one cloy stirring the caldron e t' back to David Clarkson, Esq's laud, havi
the tallow chandler, and the next rocking the diereses erected a carpenter shoPs
iron cradle of the mightiest democracy on the ! Seized, taken in execution and to be sold
globe ; the apprentice boy to day, the revered the property of Adam W. Clad:sou.
of kings to-morrow; the "poor lien" of Isis JOSHUA REF, LAND,
mother to-cloy, the immortal Franklin force- I "aut. Fel , 12, 1831 .
er I" • [Estate of IT'tn. Srlfridge, late ty' Torres 7)0
MARRIED.—In Alexandria on Tuesday the
6th inst., by the Rev. Is'. A. limploy, Mr. Matt.
Martin to Miss Mary Ann Sprankle both of
DIED.—In Walker township on the 10th inst.
after a brief illness, Susan Hamer, aged 19
r Ltica—riour - remtifiwtEry dull; there is
no demand fur shipment, in the precut state
of the navigation, end standard and good
straight brands aro offered at $7 85a8 00 per
bid, without finding buyers, a few small lots
only having been disopsed of fur home con
sumption, at from $8 00 to 9 00 per bhl for
common to choice brands, and $8 50119 50 for
extra, according to quality. Corn Meal nod
Rye Flour also remain dull, and prices, in the
absence of sales, are about the same. Gitlin
—There is not.much Wheat offering, but the
demand continues limited, and sales only reach
about 1200 bushels, in small lots, principally
fair Pensylvania reds, at 170a185e, in store.—
Rye is steady, with further sales of 6000a7000
bushels 'Western at 110. Corn is without do.
tunnel, to-day, and buyers ere bolding off;
Pennsylvania yellow was offered treaty at 68e
in store, without sales, to talent. Oats are
inactive, with a small bttsiness doing at 40a12e;
a sale of Western was made at the former
FOR TWO AFTERNOONS C EVEN'INGS,
AT THE TOWN WALL, •
HITIMINADOILI N 2:ENNA.
The Learned Canary Birds, Immense Power,
of Ventriloquism, Natural Muyie and
a > i rill rk " TVS
Respectfully announces that he will give his
amusing performances at the above place on
Saturday nod Monday afternoons 1001 even.
lugs, February 16th and 18th. The entertain
ments arc universally admired and patronized
by all classes of society, and regarded fur their
high moral character. Admission 25 cts., and
Children 12i. Doors open in the afternoon at
2 o'clock, performance to commence at 3. Eve.
ning at 6i, performance to commence at 7.
Liberal arrangements made with Schools.
SUCCESSOR TO KING & MOREHEAD,
@ODIEN3jiSIICRi . lAI2PRUND
AND DEALER MI
Fish Bacon, Cheese, Dried Frail, lard, Lard !
Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Whits Lead, Pig Lead, Win- !
dow Glass, Glassware,. Iron and Nails, Star and '
Tallow Candles, Var iegated and Rosin Soap, and
Pillsbury manVariures generally.
No. 27 Wood St,
Particular attention given to the sale of Pig
Metal and Blooms, and liberal advances made
Fob. 13, 1856.—1 y.
POOR HOUSE NOTICE.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of tho
Poor of Huntingdon county, the following reso.
lution woo adopted
Resolved, Th r at hereafter MI persons who apply
to the county for relief, shall be brought to tho
County Poor House, except when ',cruller cir
cumstances render it unadrisahle or impossible
By order of tho Weird
to do so.
Feb. 19, 1856.::21.
To Married Persons.
I have in my possession a receipt that re.
veals important information, which I consider
of great value to married persons, or those a.
bout to engage in matrimony. It is a disco,
cry made by a celebrated European Physician,
a graduate from one of the most celebrated
Universities in Europe.
Copies of this receipt will be sent by mail to
any part of the United States or Canada, upon
the receipt of $l,OO sent by mail or otherwise.
LI. I. X., Pittsburgh, Pe.
THE Commissioners of Huntingdon County
will receive proposals at their office its Hun
tingdon for building an open bridge across Tus
carora Creek near Blair's Mill in Tell township.
Thu County to pay 5500. The remainder to be
paid by subscription. Plan and specifleat ium at
Blair and Hohison's store up to Friday 22.1 last.
and on the next .Monday and Tuesday at the
ALSO, _ _
Thoposala will ho received at the same Limo
and place for building or repairing the bridge
across 16tone Creek below Huntingdon. New
chords, arches, plonk for the floor, shingles and
6 now posts will be minim!. The abutments
to he repaired anti built dl feet higher. Per.)ns
proposing ore requested in the old
bridge. lly or.ler of the Cottimksiotters.
lIENUY W. MILLEII, Clerk.
Feb. 13, 1556.-2 t.
AUINTOLVS AOTIC E.
The undersigned Auditor, appointed to dis
tribute the assets or balance in the hand of Wm.
Moore, administrator of said deed., will attend
fur that purpose, at his Olive in the borough of
Huntingdon, on 'rhursda.i the 20 dare lurch,
A. D. 1856, at 1 , 1 o'clock A. Al. A ll pee,ons
interested are notified to ',resent tbeir claims
belbre such Auditor, or be debarred trout euming
in for tt share of such assets or Mod.
A. NV. 131.::.1:1 , 1UT, A Oboe.
reb. 13, 18:36.--It.
:lb the Lien
rpnE .dersi g ucd Auditor ' appointed by the
Cum% u Common Pleas of lluutingdon coun
ty, to distribute the proceeds of the ShoritCo
Sale of the real estate of Hefty Cernprobst,
hereby gives notice that be will attend to the
duties of his appointment at the Prothonotary's
otlice, in II et t ingdon, at Th rBday, tie
010 day of it/rra .e.et, at 10 ~'cluck, A. M.,
wbenand where all persons are required to
make their claims before the undersigned Au
ditor, or be debarred from coining in upon said
fund. 'I'IIEO. 11. C E.NI 1
Feb. 6,18.56.—1 t.
LT, the Lira Creditoro
AUDITOit 4 S NOTICE.
limp, undersigned Audit, appointed be the
Court of Common Picas of I tintingdoil coon•
ty, to distribute the proctaids of the sale of the
r'eid estate of lieub.;u 11 7 1Cae, hereby gioei; ;;•
tice that lie will attend to the duties of his ap•
pointment nt the Prothonetnrv's office, in the
borough r f Ilnutinhdou, en Tuarsday tie idh
day o/Nurek sal, at one o'll.li, P.M., wheu
anl where all perm - ins "init. pi esent their elainis
before the undendgKed Auditor, or be debarred
from coming in upon said fund.
TIII,O. 11. CHEMEII, Auditor.
Feb. ti , 18511.—1 t.
[lCRlate of David Mr.'s, der.
undersigned Auditor appointed by the
Court at Common Pleas of Duntingdon coon.
ty, to distribute the proceeds of the sale of this
reel estate of David Woods, late of the born'
of lluntingdom deed., hereby gives notice that
he will attend to the duties of his appointment,
at the Prothonotary's Mike, in said borough,
on Thursdfut the GM Vllarch tt.la, at 1 o'clock
when and where all persons are required to
present their claims berme mid Auditor, or be
debarred from coining in upon said fund.
THEO. 11. CItEMEII, Auditor.
Feb. 6,1856,1 t.
, orr TILL BEST
WEBSTEfi'S - (jWa s i;t4;DiiiTIONALRY.
wHAT more essential to eve!) , family,
counting.room, student, and indeed eve.
ry one who would know the right use of lan
gnage—the meaning, orthograelly, and proms.
elation of words, thnn a good English I lit. 10.
NARY ?-.:-of doily necessity and permanent
value. WEBSTER'S LINABRI DE ED is now
the recognized Standard, “constantly cited on
and relied upon in our courts of Justice, in our
log,islative bodiei, and in public discussions, no
entirely conclusive," says lion. J. C. SPENCE,
eau I make a 11qtter Ina,anfrat
Published by G. & C. MERRIAM, Spring•
field, Mass.—sold by Booksellers in Huntingdon
and elsewhere. Also
WEBSTER'S SellOol3 DICTIONARIES
Feb. 13, 1856.-3t.*
Lost or stolen out of the Post 0111., a lottes ,
written h) the subserilier, dated 26th October,
1855, directed to Mrs. Mary Ann Stevens, Wil
liamsburg, Blair Co., Pa. Put into the Post
Otlice in Baltimore, Md., paid for at the window
and according to the letter Way Bill, nppentn
to have been the only letter from Baltimore in
the mail of 27th, for that place, and an admitted
by the Postmaster at Williatnslittrg. Thin letter
contained three twenty dollar notes (Atha Bmik
of Commerce, all dated Id April, 1852, letter
A. No. 464-280-274 t now as it is probable
that these ere the tire[ three notes of the Bank
of Commerce of that detioinimition that ever
were in that part of Peon- vlomila. if they have
been passed off to any person who can give me
any information that will lead to the conviction
of the their, or the recovery of the money, the
above reword will be paid. Address the under
signed, or call on Henry Wig.' Williamsburg
or Jos. M. Stevens ' Petersburg.
No. 130, Lombard St., Baltimore.
Feb. 6, 1856.-31.
;t iu and
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