Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, January 28, 1857, Image 2
4 I - guntingly n nitruid. ' cl - ttc:VOlk , -- *4l,' - -__7...1 WILLIAM BREWSTER, ttEDITORS. SARI. G. WHITTAKER. Wednesday Morning, January .28.1857, Prospects of the Republican Party. The Harrisburg Telegraph, one of the ablest and most influential journals in the State, speaking of the future of Republi canism, says, nu man can point out to' us any radical difference in sentiment on the great questions of public policy, among the intelligent men by whatever name cal- led, who make up this opposition to the so called Democratic party. Whether they call themselves Americans, Republicans, or Old Line Whigs, their views on all these great questions are altogether similar, if not identical. Are the A merioans opposed to the wholesale importation of foreign squalid paupers and vicious criminals who crowd the avenues to the ballot-boxes, and who make our election canvasses but a system of fraud and perjury ? Surely there is no honest Republican in the land whose cheek does not burn with indigna tion when he remembers that his favorite and gallant candidate was b woe down in the late contest by the votes, and many of them illegal and fraudulent, of this sane miserable, priest-ridden foreign rabble.— Are the Republicans against the extension of the area of human bondage, and the ourtailnien t of the power of the slave oli. gnrchy that have been “lording it over the heritage" of freetnen for many long years? Every genuine "American" in the State is with you heart and soul. It is a part and parcel of hie nature, of the humanity within him. And he would be false to the dictates of his own feelings and conscience false to the teachings of his youth. the so ber judgment of his manhood, and the in stincts of a generous nature, if every fibre of his frame- and every pulsation of his heart did not rebel against the extension and perpetuation of a system fraught with cruelty nud wrong, to his fellow men, and which must ir.voke upon the oppressors the righteous retributions of Heaven. To the 'Did line Whig" there is nothing new fangled or strange in either of the foreuo• hue follows the precepts and doctrines of his great champion and chieftain, must continue to be the cardinal principles of his creed. ft is true, aspiring and selfish politicians may attempt to magnify minor or alleged differences. Political combina tions struggling fur power and ascendancy may be horrified at what they denounce us an unholy alliance. It is not of such we write, or whom we hope to influence by the considerations we here suggest. But it is of the honest, candid, manly individuals composing nearly one fourth of a million of free voters of Pennsylvania, of whom and to whom we speak. Why, therefore, should there be any divistr n and distrac tion ? Divided and disjointed we can ac• cOmplish nothing. but the success of the corrupt and dangerous doctrines of the sham Democracy, which we alike detest and abhor, and the prostration of the very principles and policy about which it would puzzle the most acute and sagncious is point out wherein we materially differ That we shall be firmly and cordially united in our future political contests, the signs of the times appear to indicate with almost unerring certainty. From all parts of the State we have the most cheering and abundant evidences that our friends will bury their political feuds in the deep obliv ion of the past. And were anything wan ting to confirm the approach of dawn nn, our political horizon, the proceedings of our Legislature, and the perfect union and har mony of the opposition to the Shamocracy makes our sky radiant with promise and hope. And the full, hearty, and cheerful response that their action meets from the t seople everywhere, leaves nothing on which to cherish a doubt or entertain a fear. We cannot refrain from congratula ting oar friends throughout the Common wealth, that amid all the vicissitudes and misfortunes of the lest campaign—amid the disaster and defeat we then sustained, we still had the good fortune to secure such a representation in the Legislature of the Commonwealth, as promise by their intel ligent and patrio ic action, not only wise and wholesome legislation, but by their ex ample and influence to unite and cement the entire opposition to Locofocoism in one common eilort to the success of the great American Republican principles. Should they persevere as they have commenced, and we are confident they will, they will not only secure such legislation as will re dound to the interests and honor of the State but will inspire our friends with courage and energy, and we will hnd ourselves in the next campaign nut only a unit in ac• two. but triumphant in result. Having accomplished these great results they will have the approval of their own consciences, be sustained by their constitu ency, and will receive, as they will richly I merit, the plaudits of "well done good and litithful servants." KAN&Le. The Free State Legislature of Kansas reassembled at Topeka on the 6th Mate— A quorum was not formed, but a U. S. De puty Marshal was on hand, who arrested seven of the members, present, and was prepared to arrest some twenty more, on charges of high treason—said treason con sisting, not in ~ levying war against the U. States, adhering to their enemies, giving , them aid and comfort," as the Constitution expressly requires, but in being sworn in as members of the Legislature. It is to be remarked that no acts have been passed by the Legislature ai either of its sessions and that all possible care has been taken not to bring it into collision in any t , ay with the Federal or Territorial authorities. These arrests therefore, result from a wan ton and wicked plot on the part of the pro slavery leaders to raise afresh the flumes of civil war, and give the Missourians a pre text for another raid on the Free State set tlers, and a fresh sack of Lawrence. The persons arrested refused to accompany the Marshal, and he went back to Lecomptan empty-hailed. It is probable, however, that they will deliver themselves up to the Federal authorities after the Legislature shall again have adjourned. The Galled Jades Wince. The earth is in Imminent danger of be ing thrown from its orbit, by the terrible earthquakes resulting from the triumph of Gen. Cameron, over the corrupt and dun gerous factions at Harrisburg. The Easton .drgas says, the Democrats of that town were startled and humiliated by the intel ligence of the General's election. What will Mrs. Grundy say? Humiliated ! Did you ever! Such a feeling could never touch the unscrupulous spoilsmen, who have trampled upon every principle of li. betty and justice. We suppose that their writhings may yet cause serious disturban ces. We shall, at least, be favored with a dozen of tornadoes, as many freshets, and a few subterraneun explosions. Poor fellows, hots badly they have been hurt—their whi ted sepulchre contains one store victims. It is not Mrs. Forrest orpoor Franklin Pierce but John W. Forney ! He has met his reward, and well has he deserved it. If lien. Cameron is as bad as they would have him appear, then is Forney's disgrace the greater. Such an angst of morals, of intellect, and Demoratio purity ! Why should a jewel of his lustre be sent to the dogs? Wu are sorry for poor John, and if that would restore Ms fealings, we would advise him to take a few more doses of eau A Fugitive Slave Case in Philadelphia. A colored man, named Michael Brown, was arrested on last Thursday in Philadel. phut as the fugitive slave of Wm. H. flambell, of Baltimore. The case was tried before U. S. Commissioner David Paul Brown, Jr. The principal witness was William 11. Gatchell, Jr., of Baltimore, son of the claimant, a young man 25 years of age.— Brown, it was claimed, run away five years ago and is now about 25 years old. He was arrested by U S. Deputies Crossin and Jenkins, on a warrant from the Com missioner, on the affidavit of John Gra ham. A police officer of Baltimore, who acted as agent for Gatchell. This human bloodhound, it appears, is a Scotchnian by birth and admitted before the Commission er that he had been einployed to seek out fugitives before. Mr. Pearce was the counsel for the poor fugitive. That braw ling demagogue Dougherty, who lectured to the Democracy of this place last fall, was the literary bloodhound and he did his master's business with a relish The case has nut yet been decided. Prom Europe. By the arrival of the America at Hull. fax, from Liverpool, we have three days later advices from Europe. Iler news fully confirms the bombardment of Canton by the British fleet. The American fleet, it appears took an active part in the hostil ities. In consequence of an insult offered to the American flag by the Chinese au thorities, the U. S. sloop of war Ports. mouth opene‘fire upon one of the forts in the harbor and completely destroyed it. The political news by this arrival is un important. In Switzerland affairs look less beligerent, and a speedy settlement of existing difficulties is anticipated. The preliminaries of the Congress at Paris was proceeding satisfactorily. The Com mercial news is favorable. Cotton had advanced fully Id during the weep. The gales were large and market active and firm. Breadstulls had likewise advanced, a rise of Id having taken place in Wheat and Id on Corn. The Money market re mained unchanged, and a slight decrease had taken place in the bullion of the Bank of England The Archbishop of Paris has been as• sassinated by a priest. j' Harlan of lowa, and Doolittle of Wisconsin, have been elected U. S. Sena tors. Both Republicans. I Our that - liearedue Gov. Geary of Kansas, for a copy of, his message. eir The severe storm °float week de ranged the ..time" of the cars, sadly. No mail was .received from Philadelphia, at 'h i , plaro, for nee week . The Protest. The following is the protest entered by a portion of the looeofoco members of the Senate and House, against the election of Gen. Cameron : The undersigned members of the Senate of Pennsylvania, do hereby protest against the proceedings of the Joint Convention which met at 12 o'clbck, M., on Tuesday, 13th inst., in the Chamber of the tissue of Representatives, for the purpose of electing a Senator to represent this State in the Senate of the United States for six years from the 4th day of March next; and they protest against the election of Simon Cameron, by said Convention, for the following reasons, viz : Because there was not a concurrent majority of each House in favor of the candidate declar• ed to be elected. Because the Senate did not comply with the requirements of th,t act of the 2d day of July, 1839, entitled "An act relating to the elections in thia Commonwealth," in this, that they did not appoint a teller, and make a nomination of persons to fill said office; nor give notice if said appointment and nominations at least one say previous to the meeting of said Joint Conven tion." It sometimes makes a mighty deal of difference as to "whose or is gored." The gentlemen who thus so lustily protest a gainst Cameron's election, were all in their seats, on the cloy, in their respective chambers, and all voted to go into conven tion ; they all knew that no teller on the port of the Senate had been elected the previous day ; they each east their vote for Col. Forney in the Convention; and we opine, if he had peen elected, this protest on their behall would never have been heard of. It happens that their ox is gor ed, and although caused by their own act, they now protest against it. Pshaw ! Congratulating Buchanan. The following dispatch was sent from Harrisburg to the lion. James Buchanan: HON. JAIL BUCHANAN, _ Lancaster, Pa. CAMERON 18 ELECTED! RICIIARD BRODUEAD. • The Rant of the above may be better ap. prcciatt when it is known that Brodhead has been on unfriendly terms with Buchan an, for years, and that he was in Harrisburg working indefatigably against Forney. As a specimen of bitter and refined malice, the fact of his thus exultingly telegraphing to 13uchanan the defeat of his Ret and conse quently of himself, cannot be excelled. Pennsylvania Legislature. Mr. Eyster, in the House on the 16th, offered a series of resolutions instructing the United States Senators, and request ing the representatives in Congress, to vote for the admission of Kansas as a free State. He moved a reference to it special committee, but subsequenly accepted an amendment of Dlr. Petriken tha; they be Mr. Foster endeavored to •vithdraw the amendment but the Speaker pronoun ced the motion to withdraw or be not in order. The motion to refer was then bet by a pnrty vote Yeas 42, nays 60. The reso. lutions he over. Down on Them. The Locofuco papers are pitching into the Traitors' and 'disorgaiiixers' of their party in the fiercest style. They print their names in big black letters, accuse them of having been "bought,' and call them all sorts of ugly names. There is a pospeet of a most delightful row among the big and little glacial' over the State. Already we hear Buchanan denounced for the part he took in the business—and the Forneys and Fosters, and Broadheads and Biglen, are at daggers' points. Keep it up, gentlemen! We amused you somewhat in the same fashion last fall, and it is now your turn to go through the Kilkenny cat exercises, while we sit in the boxes and applaud the performances 1 Hum for Buck, Forney, Foster & Co.! 'Go in Le. mons!' Mormonism in Utah. John Hyde, an Elder in the Chu , •ch of the Latter Day Saints at Utah, having been sent to the Sandwich Wanda on .a mission to con vert the people there, has renounced the Mor mon faith, and is vngaged iu exposing it. fat laeies. Polygamy comes in for a share in his denunciations, and it must be confessed, that it does not look remarkably well as he paints it, although there is little doubt that the picture is true to life. Among other charges, that of falsifying the census of the Territorry is made. The ex-el der says that there are not much over belles many inhabitants in Utah as the census re• turns would indicate. Names of deceased persons, names of disciples who never came there, and of those who have long since gone away have been retained, to swell the aggre gate to the required seventy thousand. He instances several places where the returns were known to be incorrect, and whore the district reporters swore to their lists, and af terwards boastingly acknowledged they were extravagantly and intentionally false. On this census, taken in such a manner, by such men rests the claim of Utah to a place in the sisterhood of States. Will it be admille d under the plea that ev ery State and Territory has the right to regu late its own concerns, make its own laws and act as it pleases generally so long as it does not infringe any provision of the Constitution? No man knows, but if it shculd it would be the death knell of Popular Sovereignty. Dedication. The New Methodist Episcopal Church at "Meeks," Sp uce Creek Valley, will by Divine permission be dedicated t the worship of Clad on Sunday the Sib February. The Rev. Dr. Bowman, the Rev. John Guyer of Belle fonte Station, and others are expected to offi ciate. The ministers, members and friends of the 11.8. Church and the public generally are cordially invited to attend. J. YGISAL, G. OrtER, P, C. 6enerai Etins. ler A deer was killed near Baraboo, Wis. cousin, a few days since, weighing 225 lbs. I& . Pullers are swindling in bogus Brussels and Chantilly laces in Ohio. They profess to be connected with respectable city houses. An entirely new route over which a journey from the Carson Valley to Salt Lake was made in only IT days, has just been disco. vered. The distance is said to be three bun. dred miles shorter than any route previous. ly discovered. COAL IN CiNOINNATL—The City Council of Cincinnati have appointed a committee to pur chase half a million bushels of coal, to be ship ped by railroad to that city, and sold in small quantities for family use at cost. OLD HCNDRED.—The dispute whether Pur cell or Handel was the author of "Old Hun. dred," has been decided by the discovery in Lincoln Cathedral library of a French Psalter, of 1596, with the psalm in it, precisely as it is now snug. This was printed before either of the composers above named, lived. Mr The Boston Traveller mentions having seen some apples of good size and flavor, and the flesh blood red, although the skin was a bright yellow, showing no trace of the red un • demised), which surprised every one who cut into the fruit. These apples caine from Cmek, Michigan. The tree is said to be productive, and well worthy of cultivation. INSURANCE DECISION.—The Supreme Court of Louisiana has decided that the factor who charges his principal a rate of insurance dif. ferent from that which lie himself pays the un• derwriters, thereby becomes the insurer of the principal. The custom is almost universal among the Now Orleans merchants to charge their consignees one•fourth one per cent, a mouth for insurance. Every merchant thus becomes an underwriter, and many of them will In startled to learn their new obligations. ENOLAND AND THE UNITED STATES: It is said to be the intention of the President to re• eiprocate in every proper way the attentions manifested toward Lieut. Hartstene and hie associates, soon to arrive in a British war stet mer. Instructions will be issued to receive her with proper salutes at the New York Navy Yard, and the British officers will be invited to Washington to be welcomed by the hospitality of the President and Cabinet. Breach of Promire.—A clerk in New York has got himself into a fine fix by lowing too many strings to his bow. On the evening of his marriage ton charming heiress of that city he was arrested and taken to the tombs, on a. suit for a breach of promise to a lady of New. ark, N. J., and his bridal tour indefinitely post. potted. The injured lady lays her damages at ten thousanll dollars. Ste 'rho "unt3n" is always getting into danger. It was again knocked into a cocked hat last Tuesday by the election of Simon Ca meron to the U. S. Senate. It will take a mon strous deal of patriotic exertion on the - part of our Locofoco friends to set things once more to rights. What a country I What a beoples, we have to be sure! The Missouri Compromise.—The Judges of the Supreme Court held a conference not week on the Dred Scott case, and agreed that Chief Justice Taney should prepare the opinion of the Court, pronouncing the unconstitutionality of the Missouri Compromise. Justice McLean prepares the dissenting opinion. Judge Greer is opposed to giving an opinion, thinking it im• politic, hut will coincide with the Chief Justices making the Court stand as predicted: seven to two. Der Congress is trying to get rid of the de• predated shillings and sixpences, and in corn. mon with the rent of the public, we hope the effort will be successful. With one of the most convenient fractional pieces in the world, we have a mean and troublesome currency for the small transactions of trade, which cannot be subdivided without entailing loss npon some. body. It is time that trade was relieved of the nuisance, and the pretty and convenient coins substituted for the old Spanish inflictions. Air one of the most hopeful signs of a re• turn to healthy state of affairs by those who are charged with the administration of justice, is the conviction of Huntington, the great ew York forger, and his sentence to four years' im• prisonment in Sing Sing prison, where lie is now engaged in learning the trade of cabinet. making—not being further ..dvanced as yet, however, than the firstrudiments of flawing and planing beards, for which he was supposed to be particularly fitted, from his long experience in shoring. The conviction' of Tuckerman, the Eastern Railroad defaulter, is also another notable instance. Let it once becomes settled thing that neither position nor money will se• cure immunity to crime. and we shall hear no more of speculation and defaulting in high pla ces. lifir The following is an account of the ter rible sufferings of a hunting party from Atchi. eon, Kansas Territory, two of whom were South Carolinians, and the third a Missourian, named James Stringfellow. The letter says : "When th6y reached the Big Blue they fixed their encampment, but finding only a few buff:, to, they left their camp in charge of a negro man belonging to Mr. Van Dotter, and pro. seeded over to the Little Blue. Ott the first evening nut they were overtaken by a storm of wind and anew, and lost their way. They wan dered for eight days without fire or food. They blew the tubes out of their guns in their efforts to kindle a fire, and then threw their guns away. The feet of Van Dorset. and Mor rell became so frosted, and they were so exhaue• ted flow fatigue and starvation, that Mr. Sty ing• fellow, who had some mountain experience, was scarcely able to get them to move along. He encouraged them by every means, until they finally reached a habitation, and were ea. ved. Mr. Morrell and Mr. Van Durser, how. ever, will lobo their feet, and Mr. Stringfellow some of his tees. Their sufferings were be yond description, and they will be ill for some weeks to come. The negro who remained in camp is uninjured, although he suffered a geed deal from the severity , of the cold and anxiety for his master and friends. They are all now safely lodged in Atchison." Two U. S. surveying parties were reported to be murdered by the Vamanehe Indiana. 1 Speaking of hoops, Punch flays that a I man who wants to got around hie wife must •'start very canto in the morning. New Counterfeits. Bicknell's Reporter publishes a lbng list of new counterfeit bank notes, from which we se• lest the following, which circulate to some ex• tent in this county : Ono on York County Bank, of the denomi nation of five dollars, has made its appearance. It is a good imitation of the genuine, with the exception of the engraving being badly exec.• ted, and the paper is of an inferior quality. Girard Bank Philadelphia.—slo. Gener al appearance of the note good; can be detect ed by noticing on right end there are two fig. me., male and female, embracing. On the genuine there is a medallion head of Girard; also on the same notes. the word Ten around the margin is in large letters; on the coon• tmfeit they are quite small. Merchant's Bank, Newark, N. .T.—s2o's al tered from 2's. Vignette, three men. Farmers and Mechanics' Bank, Easton, Pa. --slo's spurious. Vignette, State Arms of Pennsylvania, on right end Indian female, on the left end a portrait. Locomotive between officers' names. Harrisburg bank.—slo's spurious. Vig• nette, female, shield, figures 10 above, male and female on the right, canal on the left. Warren Co. Bank, Warren co., Pa.—sso's altered from s's. This Bank has not issued any fifties. Southwark Bank, Philadelphia.—Ws imi• tation of the genuine; engraving quite coarse the lathe work around the figure 6 shows no white spots like the genuine. Bank of Germantown, Pa.—s2o'u altered from 3'e. Vignette, boy on horseback, cattle, &c. Princeton Bank Princeton, N. J.—s2o's spurious. Vignette, two females &c. "Politioai' Praying. The Harrisburg correspondent of the Pitts. burg Chronicle, commences his Letter of the 16th inst., with the following paragraph "Rev. Bell made an eloquent and touching prayer in which he took occasion to hint deli. cutely at the conduct of the trios." [meaning the th ec who voted for Cameron] "What the politics of the Rev. gentlemen is, I cannot say at this writing. But from what fell from him I am lead to believe that he goes for regular nominations." Our opponents raised a terrible hue and cry during the campaign about ministers preaching politics which bore against them.— What nay they now to this? Is this wrong? We wager they will got out of it by saying the case is not analagous—this is praying. Is it any better." Occupation of Members of the Legisla- The occupations or professions of the mem• hers of the present Legislature have been as. certained to be as follows Senators. Reps. Farmers 8 36 Attorneys 17 16 Merchants 3 8 Physicians 1 4 Editors 4 Printers 5 Lumbermen .2 Carpenters 5 Surveyors 2 Druggists 2 Irommastersl 1 Iran-founder 1 Commission Merchan:, 1 Artificial Legmaker 1 Blacksmith, I School Teacher 1 Moulder t Drover 1 Mason 1 Cabinet•makor 1 Potter 1 Contractor 1 Shoemaker 1 Gentlemen 2 3 Total Violations of the Mails in Kansas. It has been notorious ever since the settle. tnent of Kansas from the states commenced, that the mails to and from that territory have been systematically violated. Gov. Geary finds this to be the fact, and says in one of his official despatches: Every package addressed to nit through the mails is broken and inspected before it reaches my hands. It is entirely unsafe to send infer motion through the post office, and more espe cially so to use that medium to forward any. thing of pecuniary value. Postmasters are either ignorant of their duty and obligations. or,beingarquainted with these, act in violation of both. Indeed, I have been credibly inform. ed that in some places persons not connected with the offices aro permitted to enter and overhaul the mails, previous to their distribu tion. This is a serious evil, upon which some prompt action is needed. juir The Troy Times tells a sad story of the destruction of a young and lovely woman, by intemperance. A few month since, a young lady of one of the first famine. of that city, was married to a New York merchant, under circumstances most auspicious, for the happi ness of both. Lately, she returned to her home is Troy, discarded by het husband an account of her mania for intoxicating drinks, and in a few weeks she diod of brain fever in duced by -her bad habits. The father of this young lady has been called upon within three mouths, to mourn the death of a wife and daughter by intoxication ; and a son, once no• ble and manly, whose highest nature has been perverted by the same cause. Good Epitaph.—We will not attribute the subjoined to John Saxe, but it is good enough to have emanated from his fanciful brain. It may be used as an epitaph on Geu. Cass, who was last fall politically killed by Mr. Douglas, alias Doughfuceioni : Drifted Relive in a national gale, The veteran Cass lies below, Whose political life was a musical noel°, Beginning and ending Do(ugh.) gar To break up the taste for suicide, the Christian Advocate of New York proposes the enactment of a law consigning to the schoolsof anatomy the body of every individual of what. ever rank in life, whom a Coroner's jury should declare to have committed filo de so. This idea is utterly ridiculous. The man who cares nothing for his soul, will not bo inclined to place any great value on his body. The proposed platform would do no more good than McGraw's plan, which was to make suicide a felony, sub• jecting the offender to incarceration in the State Prison for the term of tie natural life.— Chrirtizn Advocate please copy. NEWS ABOUT BONE. -•-•041•...- TO THE PUBLIC. Last week I took eomo notice pi our poet. master's official misconduct in what may be called its political aspect, that in, hie delaying or suppressing newspapers opposed to the in• terms and exposing the corruptions of his party. I promised to follow up the subject and exhibit to the public some of his other glaring violations of law and justice, more especially the extortion. he has, some time, practiced or attempted to practice, on myself. But Lewis, finding that his unprovoked and brutal assaults on my character as a man and citizen, had awn. honed a becoming epithet' resentment, cringed beneath the uplifted lash, and conscience emit• ten, confessed the principal charge made against him in my first, introductory article. He now attempted to arrest, at its commencement, the merited Chastisement impending over his guilty head. With this view he made to me, on Thurs. day last, the crafty proposition and confession which he printed and circulated on Friday to divert public attention from his true position. This proposition I could not accept for reasons fully elated to the gentlemen who presented it, and which my readers will sufficiently under. stand by the following note, sent to Lewis on Saturday, in reply: LIENTINIIDON, January 24, 1857. MR. WM. LEWIS, Sin :—I could not agree to your propasition of the 22d inst. presented t o me by Messrs. Port and Miller, because you proposed to inves• tigate only one or two of my charges against your official conduct, and that in such a mnn• ner as to exclude a number of other charges equally serious and susceptible of proof, lam not to be diverted from a full discharge of any duty to the public and myself by any such half. way measure. But, whilst I would prefer an investigation before n legal tribunal, I will, ne vertheless, accept your proposition if you will make it include all the well•fonnded charges, I am willing to sustain against you as postmas• ter up to this date. Do this, and I will prompt. ly take you at your offer. and name the other members of the proposed Committee, a majors. ty of whom shall decide on void WM. DREOSTER. Name your charges and I will undoubtedly accept. WM. LEWIS. hin. 24, 1857, Lewis having thus agreed to include in the proposed investigation "all the well.fouuded charges I make against him no postmaster," on condition that I "name the charges." I will, of course, comply with the condition in proper form and without unnecessary delay. And though I would prefer, as stated in the above note, to establish my charges before a legal tri banal, I believe the cause of troth ..nd justice will be materially served by the mode of trial which he appears to fear less. I shall therefore, at once, set about making the necessary prepa• rations, meanwhile withholding any further ex. pour° of the culprit, leaving that act ofjus. tice to the r..port of the Committee. Hunt. Jan. 26'37. WM. BRE:WSTEIt. Court Affairs—January Term. Pnlrmantisnonlik stv AliehrtPl Aram". Indictment, Larceny. True 13ill. De. fondant pleads not guilty. Verdict, gull. ty. Sentence—Pay a fine o f $5, and under. go an imprisonment of 3 months in the County Jail. Commonwealth vs. Wm. Cook Indictment, /Windt and Battery. True Bill. Deft pleads not guilty. Verdict guilty. Sentence—Pay a fine of $5, and two weeks imprisonment in the County Jail. Commonwealth vs. Patrick Smith Indictment, Murder. True Bill. De. fendant pleads not guilty. Verdict, guilty of murder in the second degree. Sentence—l'ay a fine of 111, and under. go an imprisonment of 4 years in the Wes. tern Penitentiary. Commonwealth as. George Gordy : Indictment, Larceny, Trim Bill, Dc. fendant pleads guilty and submits to the Court, Sentence—Pay a fine of •1 and under. go an imprisonment of 18 months in the W— • Penitentiary. Commonwrallk vs. Wm. S. Lilly, and Cornelius Dougherty, alias, Ned D. Indictment, Larceny. True Bill. De fendants plead not guilty. Verdict, guilty. Sentence—Pay a fine of $1 each, and undergo an imprisonment of 18 months in the Western Penitentiary. Commonwealth vs. Christian Souders Indictment, keeping a Tippling fiance. True Bill. Def't pleads guilty and sub- mits. Sentence—Pay a fine of $25; $5 for the use of John Vandevander, and $2O to be paid to the Directors of Public Schools of Brady township; and costs. Commonwealth vs. Jacob Megahan : Indictment, keeping a Tippling House. True Hill. Deft pleads guilty on Ist and 2d counts. Sentence—Pay a fine of $25; $5 for the use of John Vandevander, prosecutor, and $2O to the Directors of the Brady town ship school district. And the costs. Commonwealth W. the same : Indictment, selling liquor, &c. True Bill. Def't pleads guilty on Ist count. Sentence—Pay a fine of $25; $lO to J. Vandevander, prosecutor, and undergo an imprisonment of 80 days in the County Jail. Commonwealth vs. Jas. Moore and John Martin. Indictment, Malicious Mischief. Bill ignored ; county pay costs. Commonwealth vs. Within D. Briggs : Indictment, Larceny. True Bill Den pleads not guilty. Verdict, not guilty. C , ,nnnontornlth vs. John Johnston, Chas. Brown and Samuel Irvine : Indictment, Larceny. True Sin. J. Johnson and C. Brown, plead guilty and submit. Sentence deferred. Same vs. the same Indictment, Torceny. 'free all. John ston and Brown plead not guilty. Verdict guilty. Sentence deferred. - - Irvine, one of the above def'ts escaped from prison before his trial. Ihe sentence on the other two is postponed, to enable them to act as witnesses against another. party implicated in the larceny. Commonwealth vs. Henry Mureis and ?I. Hawn. Indictment. Affray. True Bill. Dens plead guilty and submit. Two other cases were postponed until next session. New Hand• Books for Herne Impove• ment. We have in' the course of preparation a ee ries of Pocket Manacle of Practical Life, with the foregoing general title. the convenient form and low price of which will commend them to every body, and bring them within the reach of all cisme. Flow To Write ; a Pocket Manual of Compo. sition and Letter• Writing. Price, paper, 20 cents ; muslin. 60 cents. How to talk ; Or Hints towards a. Gram mntieal and Graceful Style in Conversation and Debate ; with more than Five Hundred Common Mistakes Corrected. Price, paper, 30 rents; muslin, 60 cents. . Haw to Behave ; a Manuel of Republican Etiquette, and Guide to Correct Personal Hab its; with Rules for Debating Societies and Deliberative Assemblies. Price, paper, 80. cents ; muslin, 50 cents. How to Do Business; n Guide to Success in Practical Life. and Hand , Book of Legal and Commercial Forms. Price, paper. 30 cts muslin. 50 cents. "How to Write" is now ready, and may Lir ordered by mail or otherwise. It will he rap, idly followed by the other number of the sa ries. One dollar will pay for the four works in paper or $1.75 in muslin. and they win lw sent to subscribers as fast as issued. FOWI.ER & Wet.ta 308 Broadway New Yore. gi c el - - Will Messrs. Fowler & Tells pirate send us their two works on Phonography. PREPARE Torn Pctdes!--We hove the pleasure of announcing to our friends and the public generally, that the 2d cotillion Party cf the season, will come off at the Broad Top City Hotel : Broad Top, on February 27th, 1857. This will be t' e greatest ball ever held in this section of country. Excursion tickets will ha issued over the Huntingdon & Broad Top Railroad. The most extensive preparations are being mnde by the gentlemanly and whole smiled proprietor of the splendid House, Joe Morrison, for making this "the beat of the tea. son." The cars now run within a quarter of a mile of the Hotel, and splendid hacks wiil he in readiness td convey the visitors to the House apes the occasion. Let all the invited guests turn out en mane. and we will pledge our vord that they will be delighted, invigora ed and "generally improved. T... managers are determined on making this excel all others, and Mr. Morrison is ma. king such gigantic preparations as will aston. ish all who "go up" on the 27th. Joseph is the man "what can do it." We shall notice this further next week. MARRIED.—Neur Alexandria;o7lTties,?;;, the 20th inst., by Rev. P. A. Ruptey, Mr. t vid Neff to Miss Mary Jnne Knode, both of Pwr. ter township. NEW ADVERTISE M EATS. FREDERICK BRIDLE, MANUFACTURER OF SASH, BLINDS, DOORS, SHUTTER", MOM DIRO g IPMLIDEM. Illechanichburg, Cumberland Cu, Pa. Mir F. S. delivers work to the ears. He liar alwsys ready made work on hand. All orders by mail shall receive prompt attention. Jan. 28, lBB7.—Gmo. (Estate of rPilltam Flute, deed.) AZDZI/ORIS NOTZCIM. THE undersigned Molitor, appointed by the Orphans' Court of Huntingdon County, to distribute the balance in the hands of Levi Evans, Esq. and Samuel Yingling, executors of last will and testament of William Flinn, late of Tod township, dec'd, amongst those entitled therm ), hereby give,E notice to all per. sons interested, that ho will attend for the pm , pose of making said distribution, at the Tlekis• tar's oilier, in the borough of Huntingdon, on eatimiay the 28th of February next, at 10 o'. clock, A. 21., when and where all persons inter• cited are required to present their claims to the undersigned auditor or be debarred from com• ing in upon said fund. • THEO. H. CREMER, Auditor. Jan.28,'57.44. Wattle of William Houck, deed.] AUDZIIOI44 NOTIFICIA. THE undersigned Auditor. appointed by the Orphans' Court of Huntingdor. County, to distribute the balance in the hands of Geo. M. Green, Esq., and Henry S. Green, Adminivtra• tore of William Houck, late of Tod township, dee'd., amongst those entitled thereto, hereby gives notice to all persons interested, that ho will attend for the purpose of making said din. tribution, at the Register's otßee, in the - bor. ough of Huntingdon, on Saturday the 28th of February next, at one o'clock, P. M , when and where all persons having claims are required to present them to the undersigned Aud itor, or be dbarred from coming in upon said fund.' THEO. H. CREMER, Auditor. Jau.28,74..4t. PLASTER. NOW The Juniata Flour and Plaster Mills, one mile below Alexandria, Huntingdon Co., Pa., will have on hand after the 10th of February next, Ground Plaster, for which Grain of all kinds, will be taken in exchange at market prices. Also, Salt in Sacks. • Jan.28,'57..4t. SAMUEL HATFIELD. FOR RENT - • The property known as "Jackson's Hotel" in the borough of Huntingdon now occupied by Win. B. Zeigler, EN. A lime, on tavern torms, will be given for ono or more years, commencing on the first day of April next. This has always been the beat patroni• zed house in the place, and presents an excel lent opening to any one who is willing to keep a good Hotel. Nor further information ad. dress or call upon, SCOTT & BROWN Huntingdon Pa. T())1E1 Br oadTipp:F - I — u• - t — reC and 91_, for sole by rITNNACHAbf & 1.1./N147.