Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, July 29, 1857, Image 2

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Wednesday Morning, July 22, 1857,
"Once more our glorious banner out
Unto the breeze we throw ;
Beneath its folds with song and shout
We'll charge upon the foe."
Union County Convention,
rilho &embers of the American and Rept'',li-
I can parties of the county of Huntingdon, are
requested to meet in the several townships, bor.
ought and separate election districts, (in the
townships at 4 and boroughs at 7.1 o'clock, I'.
M.,) at the usunl places of holding delegate
meetings, on Saturday, the Bth day of August,
next, to elect two persons (in each township and
borough) to serve as delegates in a Union Coun•
ty Convention to be held in the borough ofHun
tingdon, on Tuesday, the 11th day of August,
next, at 1 o'clock, P. M., for the purpose of no
minating a county ticket and doing such other
business as the interest of the party may require.
Chairman Republican County Committee.
Chairman American County Committee.
July 15th, 1857.]
Messrs Brewster & Whittaker :
Please announce the name of Gen. JOHN
WILLIAMSON, of Huntingdon, as a candi
date for Representative to the Legislature, sub•
ject to the decision of the Union County Con
vention. TOD TOWNSHIP.
sisr We are authorized to announce the
name of JACOB WAITE, of Morris township,
as a candidate for Representative to the Legit,.
lature, subject to the decision of the Union
County Convention.
Messrs. Brewster & Whittaker :
You will please announce FRANK H. LANE,
Esq., as a candidate for the office of County
Treasurer, subject to the decision of the Union
County Convention. BRADY.
Messrs Editors :
Daniel W. Womelsdoif, will be a candidate
for the &lice of County Treasurer, subject to
the decision of the Union County Convention.
$ We are authorized to announce the
name of Peter C. Swoope, of liuntingdon, ar
a c•tolidette fbr the Oleo of Prothonotary, nub.
ject to the decision of the Union County Con.
Editors Journal
Please announce John Lutz, Esq., as a sui.
table candidate for Director of the Poor, sub.
ject to the decision of the Union Couniy Con.
vention. UNION.
public attention to the advertisement in another
column, headed "Valuable Farm and Mill Pro
perty for Sale," by Was. Humwo, EN., Wil
liamsport, Pa. This is said to he one of the
best properties in the State, lissing all the con
veniences and improvements necessary, thereon,
and being located in ono of the healthiest, rich
est, and most productive sections of the Com
monwealth. This is a rare opportunity for per
sons desirous of investing their money in a safe
and "pitying" business, or of purchasing a com
fortable and beautiful home. We invite atten
tion to the advertisement, as we know the pro
perty to be all it is said to be.
National Safety Saving Fund.
This Saving Fund in Walnut Street, south.
west corner of Third, Philadelphia, now has
more than one million and a half of dollars,
invested in first class securities.
The Philadelphia Suit says that Judge Wn.•
MOT has resigned his Judgeship, and chalice.
ged Gen. Packer to meet him on the rostrum,
there to discuss before the people, the various
political topics of the day. The Judge is a
noble champion of a good cause. ills seam•
pie should stimulate every friend of freedom to
enlist for the war and rally around his strut.
dard. There can be no such thing as defeat
under so gallant a leader.
Murderers Convicted.
Charlotte Jones, Henry Fife and Monroe
Stewart, were convicted in the Court of Ally
gheny county, on Friday week, of the murder
of Mr. Wilson and his sister, two aged persons
residing at M'Keesport, uncle and aunt of the
woman Jones, who assisted in planning the
murder, stood by while it was being perpetra•
ted, and showed the assassins where the mon.
ey was, after the deed was committed. Such
Sends cannot expect mercy at the hands of
God or man.
tir We have received the Farm Journal for
June and July, both of which No. are of the
most interesting nature. Published by Emlen
& C 0.. Phila., at $1 per S ear.
CAMP MEISTINO.-OUr colored friends are
making extensive preparations for holding a
camp•meeting near this place, next month. It
will be held at "Beechen Glen," commencing
on Thursday, 27th oi August, and to continue
eight days. We understand from the minister,
Rev. Brooks, there will be a great many tents
from various sections of the State.
gar We invite attention to the card in an
other column, of a gentleman, who has found
a certain cure for consumption &c. Read it.
iljg" Thare has been no change in the market
since our lest issue.
The Election Frauds at Philadelphia•
rt is now well known that the Court of guar-
ter Sessions at Philadelphia have been for
some time investigating election frauds char.
god on the Democratic party by William B.
Mann. This gentleman was the American
candidate for District Attorney, while Lewis
C. Cassidy was the Democratic candidate for
the same office. The examination was insti
gated by Mann; and the Court has decided
that he, and not Cassidy, is the rightful Dis
trict Attorney. The latter gentleman is there
fore ousted. Some of the facts developed in
this examination are astounding, and clearly
prove the fact of extensive frauds on the bal
lot box having been perpetrated. The inves
tigation oa which the decision was based, w.. 0
extended to but eight of the hundred or more
polls held throughout the city, these sufficing
to prove Mr. Mann's election, but the defence
were at perfect liberty to extend the scrutiny
to any or all the other polls. These polls re
turned 2,620 votes for Cassidy, to 505 for
Mann, the whole number of taxables (synony
mous with legal voters) in the districts in
which these polls were held was but 1,717, or
903 less than
.Cassidy's vote alone Of the
,illegal vote, it was proved on the tAal that at
least 1,168 must have been cast for Cassidy re
ducing his returned vote from 34,473 to 33 r
307 and electing Mr. Mann by 518 majority.
It is said that if the scrutiny bad been suffi
ciently extended, frauds of equal extent would
have been discovered iu many other wards.—
In view of these facts revealed, the Philadel
phia Evening Bulletin—an independent Jour
nal—of Monday remarks
"We hesitate not to declare that the elec
tion of October now declared fraudulent, was
the means of Buchanan's success. If the op
position had carried this city in October, there
would not have been a shadow of chance for
Mr. Buchanan. Ilia party had been complete.
ly demoralized by the results in Maine and
lows, and a defeat in Pennsylvania in Oda ,
!,er would have been fatal to his prospects.—
It was the consciousness of this that made the
party leaders determine to carry the city, foul
means or fair. By a system of frauds, the
most flagrant over witnessed in this city, a
Democratic majority was figured up, .d from
that moment the Democrats felt sure of the
State for Buchanan. Mr. Buchanan has to
thank the inefficiency of the Pennsylvania
election laws, and the very delibe, ate process
of justice, for the sent he now holds as Presi
dent of the United States. Could' the wrongs
committed have boon exposed and 'loved at
the titne we first declared them, John C. Fre
mont would now have been the. President of
the United States. It is deplorable: to have
' thus forced upon us the conviction that the
machinations of party leaders in one single
locality' can thus reverse the action of the pop
ular will."
These are assertions of very grave import,
and the facts on which they arc based demand
at the hands of all who are concerned in the
vast social and political results of our elec
tions, and the purity of the ballot box, the
most cen sus consideration.
We pride ourselves on our republicanism,
on popular sovereignty, and declare to the
world that our chief magistrates are duly and
fairly elected by the people. Our poets refer to
votes cast by legalized citizens as
"Coming down as still
its snow flakes upon the sod,
But execute a freomnn'n will
As lightning does the the will of God."
Thl., in not so, and we promulgate an open
and palpable lie, if gross and important frauds
are of influence enough to the decisions in
great nati mat elections.
Many of the most prominent Republican
journals have asserted that the election during
the late campaign hung on the result of the
Pennsylvania October election.
All will admit that the moral effect of the
Republican state defeat was immense, and yet
if the gpse dixits' of the Bulletin and the New
York Tribune are to be believed, bad it not
been for the frauds in Philadelphia, the State
would have been curried by the Republicans
. in October, sad t'asmorr would have been
President in November. The Tribune of Tues
day, remarks:
"The late Presidential Election was virtual.
ly decided and the election of Buchanan seem
red by the result of the State Election in Penn.
Sylvania on the second Tuesday in October
last. The result was produced by money con
tributed in this City, and expended in Penn
sylvania just before that election. Had the
voto been taken two weeks curlier, Buchanan
would have lost the State by from five to ten
thousand majority. His leading supporters
knew it was against them when they came
here and pressed our Pro-Slavery bankers and
office-holders into giving them the requisite
money wherewith to revere the popular ver
diet. And they know now that Mr. Buchanan
was made President by that levy:"
Packer's Prospeots
We noticed, some time back, a conversation
said to have taken place with Judge Laporte,
who is well known in this community as an
old Democrat of the Shank school, and the
Democratic Surveyor General six years ago,
in which that gentleman described General
Packer's prospect as follows
"A six mule team can haul all the Tacker
men in Bradford county!"
At the time we noticed this conversation wo
thought the Judge was mistaken; but we nm
lice since, that the Piisttnaster at Towanda,
Mr. Johti G. Freeze, has been obliged to re
sign hie post in consequence of his inability to
keep up a paper called Bradford Times, which
he bad agreed to publish in consideration of
the official patronage he enjoyed. It is there
fore evident that the Packer nigger.drivers have
no foothold in old Democratic. Bradford ; and
that, since Judge Wilmot is in the field, his
majority can easily be estimated by taking the
whole number of votes in Bradford, and do•
ducting twelve Postmasters, ono ?dative to
Ellis Schnabel and Bill Packer.
Serln Mintiessota, the two conventions
continue to meet separately, but the Republi
can Convention numbers fifty-nine members,
or a clear majority of the whole body, while
the Democratic array has dwindled down to
thirty two, in consequence of a num her of
'the members having become disaffected and'
gone home. Tho Republican Convention pro.
ceeds regularly with its business, while the
Democrats have effected no permanent organ. ,
ization. It is however, probable that it will 1
form a separato constitution, to be submitted
to the people.
Political Preaching.
On the outside of to-day's paper will be found
an interesting article from the pen of Dr. Chen
ver. It is a plain, practical, commonsense, un.
-answerable argurner.t, proving conclusively that
Ministers of the Gospel who abstain from men-
Cloning the word Slavery in their pulpits, from
motives of a questionable character, are guilty
of a Bin almost if not equally grave in the sight
of God, as the slaveholder himself. We invite
attention to it. Dr. Cheerer is a powerful
`champion of Human Rights, and who Will dare
deny the mighty influence he exerts in favcr
of the cause of God and Humanity. General.
ly, Ministers throughout the country have care
fully abstained from all political contests. Of
late they have felt that grave questions were
agitated by political men, affecting the morali
ty and religion of the whole country, such as
the repeal of sacred compromises, renewing
the agitation of slavery, its extension over free
territory by the most high-handed measures of
tyranny and wrong. They also have seen the
freedom of speech struck down in Cho Senate of
these United. States ; freedom of speech and of
the Press almost entirely interdicted in the
Slave States, and in Kansas, and seeing these
things, multitudes of them have felt that they
were called upon to openly rebuke and do.
no once them as Monstrous wrongs. They felt
that allegiance to God and truth rendered it
imperative upon them to adopt the course they
did. That they have merited the abuse they
have received we do not believe.
Some time ago we heard a Minister of the
Gospel in the course of his sermon denounce
the books entitled 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,"Dred,'
&c., &r., and the author of them, together with
Rev. 11. Ward Beecher, Dr, Cheever, and oth•
ers, "dangerous," and insinuatingly declare the
Republican movement "a sectional party, ur
toying the North against the South;" and fur.
ther that Beecher, Cheever, itc., "converted
their pulpits into political rostrums." We shall
not attempt an analysis of this argument, so
powerful in its truth (?) so suggestive of anni•
hilation to Messrs. Beecher and Cheever, and
that too by sheet-iron thunder. This opinion
was expressed before Franklin Pierce, Esq.,
delivered his last dying speech, but we wore so
forcibly struck with the similarity of sentiment
entertained by the two, that we made a "note
on't." Pierce declared the election of Bitch
anan nn endorse of his administration by the
people. This being the case, every individual
who voted for Buchanan, openly endorsed Bor.
der Ruffianism, and slavery extension, and cc
cry individual who denounces the principles of
Republicanism, arrays himself on the side of
slave-drivers and slave-breeders.
From the former statements, relative to Drs.
Checver and Beecher, we most respectfully dif
fer. Clergymen have no right to be accused of
converting their pulpits into 'political rostrums'
because they may have alluded to or denounc
ed our national sins, such as have rendered us
a reproach to nations, or because they have
prayed that the Almighty would not suffer the
terrible evil of Slavery to be extended over our
free Territories. We cannot believe them to
be guilty of any sin in bearing honest and
fearless testimony against outrages which, in
their attrocities, were never exceeded by any its
the history of eiviiizedmations. What would
be the decisior of any Pro-Slavery Northern
Democrat—Minister or not—if the "shoe was
on the other foot," if Beecher and Chester were
Slavery Extentioniets, and upheld thatdoctrine
in their pulpits? It makes all difference whose
ox is gored.
Why should these men be denounced, and
others who are guilty of a similar error "ou the
other side of the fence," be overlooked? Arch
bishop Hughes of New York, the Bishops anl
Priests of the Catholic Church, Rev. John .
Chambers, of Philadelphia, and other ministers
of the Protestant Church, have never hesita
ted to be publicly known as political partizans;
and it is a well known fact, that they were all
on one side and with one party in the last elec
tion l But they used all their clerical influ
ence and authority to favor the dominant and
successful party. This accounts for the strange
, oversight.
We thank God, that the Protestant clergy
ge aurally, almost universally, in the Free States,
sympathized with the Republican Party in the
struggle last Fall. It was through their intlu•
mace those immense majorities were given for
the candidates of that party in the New Eng
land and other States—cespecially glorious Now
York. Then let us have more of this so•called
"political preaching," until we shall have the
blighting, withering, damning curse of slavery
confined within its present limits, nevermore to
bn extended over another inch of the free soil
of America. Let these political ravens, jack.
dews and buzzards, who are forever croaking
and squeaking over "political preaching" say
what they will, the consciousness of doing right
should he sufficient to cause every minister to
go on in the good work, regardless of the silly
opposition of silly men ; for
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-.Let Hercules himself au what he may,
The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.
,per Judge WILMOT'S Letter in favor of true
American principle; htts completely knocked
the breath out of the 'side door' operators.—
Their occupation is gone. The rank and file
are everywhere flocking to the Union standard
—and Sanderson .& Co. find themselves in the
position of leaders without a party. They
had better come out as flat footed Locofocos
and be done with it. The farce is us good
as played out. We will publish his letter next
Seir All the American leaders of the State,
I all the American papers, all the American
counties, all the American officials of the
State, the Governor, the Secretory of State,
the Attorney General, the Adjutant General,
the Speaker of the Senate, every American
member of the Legislature, every American
member of Congress from this State, without
exception, go for the Harrisburg Union Nom.
inations. American hearts beat for Wilmot's
election, American tongues speak for it, Ante.
rican energies wilk . for it, and American votes
will e ff ect it. 1. Locofoso aid or funds are
contributed to lap as they are to help
Ilazlehurst. No Locofocos put Wilmot on the
track, as they put Ifitelehurst.
A Probable Murder.
The Hollidaysburg papers bring us the intel
ligence of the death of a man named Mal
colm Rocsh, of Elizabeth Furnace, Blair Co.,
under circumstances which would seem to in.
dicate that he was the victim of a foul murder.
It appears that the car inspector whilst perfor
ming his duty on the arrival of the fast lino
west, at Altoona, on Saturday night the 18th
inst., noticed a piece of muslin and a quantity
of blood upon the engine and cars, which led
him to suppose that some one had been run e
ver by the train. A party immediately procee
ded down the road on au engine, and after
rnnning about a mile and a half, discovered a
pair of shoes and a coat, and immediately af
terward the head of a man lying near the track;
retracing their steps the headless body was
found under a bridge. The body wus convey
ed to Altoona immediately, and on Sunday
morning Coroner Funk summoned a jury, and
an inquest was held. The jury returned a ver
diet that the deceased came to his death on the
Pennsylvania Railroad, by being run over by
the fast passenger train westward, having been
lying on the track from some cause unknown to
the jury.
It is the belief of a majority of the citizens
of Altoona, that the man was murdered, and
then lain upon the track, to ward off the sus
picion of foul play. The grounds for this be
lief are, that there was no evidence of intoxi
cation ; that there were wounds upon the body
which might have been made by a pistol ball
and knife ; that the affair happened in the
cinity of a house of bad repute ; nail the
mation of n man that he had walked over the
spot where the accident happened, a few min
utes before the train passed, and saw nothing
of the body. The citizens have commenced an
investigation of the matter.
ErKim's Attempted Escape.
Since his incarceration in the Hollidaysburg
jail, M'Kim has pertinaciously insisted upon his
innocence of the crime. He has been closely
watcl.ed, and securely, as was supposed, maua•
clod ; but, either on Monday ur Tuesday night
last, he managed to cut in twain the hobbles a
bout his ankles. These irons were examined
on Sunday night, by the jailor, and found to be
in every way perfect. The only instrument
discovered in his cell by which he could have
done the work—and it is said to be the neatest
and most complete job imaginable—was a cont.
mon case knife, with a slightly hacked edge.—
Had not the discovery been made in time, ho
would, no doubt, have successfully effected his
escape. As matters new stand, his chances are
forever fustrated, and the gallows alone awaits
its victim. The day fixed for his execution is
the 21st of August next.
A letter was found upon the person of the
prisoner, and which was evidently written at a'
tune when he considered his escape certain.
The letter was directed to his wife, and ran in
this way
Holidaysburg Blair County 1
July Gth 1857. f
My Derest Wife and Detest Child Here are
the Last lines That you wil Itesove Fl OM Me
Dente worry or Greve About Me for I Di Ain
isante of• ths,Musder of Norcross. Now if I
eucksede in I,oatting To The water I wilt gooey
is And Thate wit lode toy 'hubbies in this
world I wil Sink toy Suit' with Awaits to the
Bottom And When found Dere wife I wattle
von To lieseve my Body And have me Buried
At Marcus Hook Church yard.
In theltbove we have another instance of the
drop cunning and hypocrisy of M'Kim. He ne
ver intended, had he succeeded in breaking jail
that the letter should reach his wife. His ob
ject in writing it was to impress the minds of
the people of Hollidaysburg that he had com
mitted suicide immediately on regaining his
' liberty, and thus prevents pursuit which under
other circumstances would be promptly made.
The Salt Luke until has arrived at
Leavenworth in fifteen days from Salt Lake
city. The territory of Utah is represented to
be peaceful and prosperous. Rumors oethe
expedition of U. S. troops agahist Brigham
Young's rebellion had reached the city, hut
attracted little attention. The emigrant trains
were getting along rapidly. Grass was abuu•
dant on the plains, and the Indians friend
ly. The Mormons have trumped up charges
of official dishonesty against Surveyor General
Burr, who, on being obliged to leave Salt Lake
brought to the States such evil reports of their
'Gov. Medary, of Minnesota, has again
telegraphed to Washington for permission to
enrol five companies of volunteers to act
against the hostile Indians. Additional troops
have been ordered thither, and a special agent
has been sent out from the Indian Bureau to
see whether there is any necessity for calling
out volunteers.
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Se - In a densely populated German neigh
borhood in Cincinnati, twenty children were
poisoned a few nights since by eating poisoned
lozenges, which were scattered among them by
two persons, apparently with some diabolical
intent. Several of the aufprtunate lads have
since died.
DEATH or• "WID CAT."—From a letter in
the San Antonio Texan, dated Loredo, Texas,
May 25th, we learn that "Wild Cat," the cele
brated Seminole Chief, why gave the United
States so much trouble in Florida during the
Seminole war, is dead—he, with forty or his
followers, have fallen victims to the small pox.
.1 - 59' Who but Goergo D. Prentice could
have originated the following? "The Boman
Forum is uow a cow market, tho Tarpeian
rock a cabbage garden, the Palace of Closers
a rope walk, and Ashland, tho residence of
James B. Clay."
Ur The shipments of coal from the Broad
Top mines for the week ending Thursday, Ju
ly 23, were 2121 tons. For the season, 43,71 G
Selle hailstorm ;11;h visited us some two
weeks since, done considerable damage to the
corn in several parts of the county.
DorTho census of Kansa's taken by the
Marshals appointed by Governor Robinson,
makes the population 50,000.
[Correspondence of the Huntingdon Journal.]
A Glance at the Past.—The Course of Free
State Men in the Future.—More Distortion.
ces.—Gen. "Jim" Lane's Speech.—Threaten•
big aspect of Affairs.—etc., etc., etc.
July 71h, 1857.
Ma JOURNAL .—For the last few days we
have been having quite an exciting time in this
part of the Territory. You are aware, there
exists a bitter feeling between the Free State
and Pro• Slavery men in this Territory, which
nothing can calm down, until the Free State
men have their rights, as squatters, as citizens
and Americans.
Time was when the Free State men were o•
verpowered by ruffians from all parts of the
South, with assistance of U. S. Troops. They
wore persecuted, their rights as American citi
zens taken from them, and all this is still fresh
in their memories. But things have ,hanged
"since then, and to-day the Imo State party
stands forth in the Territory in proportion to
the pro•alavery party as 9to 1. They will no
longer bear insult upon insult; the blood ot•
their murdered brothers, the violated persons or
their wives and sisters forbid it. The black em
bers of their burnt homesteads tell them that
henceforth forbearance with them will be no
virtue. Such is now the Free State feeling, at.
ways, however, acting in self-defence. Bat
hereafter, woo be to the man that sheds Free
State blood ; t'were better that a mill stone was
tied about his neck and he was cast into the
Yesterday, a difficulty occurred between a
Free State and Pro-Slavery man, originating
from remarks made by the latter. A. challenge
was sent and accepted. preliminarig . arranged
but the fight did not come off; thervere both
arrested and bound over to keep the peace. So
much for that. But it was rumored around the
town, that the Pro. Slavery men hail sent over
to Missouri for more Border Ruffians; threats
were made by these Ruffians that every "d—d
Abolitionist"—and they call every Free State
man an abolitionist—"would leave the town."
When this became known, the Free State men
consulted together, and resolved to match a
stand. By 12 o'clock, that night, they had their
forces drilled and ready to defend their wives
and little ones to thelast—and a more resolute
and determined set of men never shouldered
muskets. They were drawn up on a rising hill
in the western part of the town, close to the 'old
saw mill.' During the night, several pro-slav
ery epics were taken up by the sentinels, and so
the night wore away without an engagement.
Morning dawned •, the pro-slavery men num
bering some 250, still stood at bay, feeling, no
doubt, a little "squainish" about the stomach.
Last fall, when the Free Slate men in this
place were greatly in the minority, the pro•sla
very men oppressed and trampled theta dotal,
treating them like dogs, pursuing them thrcugh
town, yes, more, they put ropes around the
necks of several, threatening to hang them it
they did not leave the Territory. Still more,
they actually tarred and feathered one poor fel
low, and then heat him almost to death ; but,
thank God that time is past, and this morning
when the glorious old sun came peeping from
the east, the pro-slavery men found that Slices
had really changed, that Border Ruffian reign
was over, that Freedom was "spreading itself."
Some of the Free State boys having no arms
and not wishing - 11100 to battle without them,
captured 14 U. S. muskets last night, from the
pro-slavery comp. The ruffians were very an•
gry over this, and put up printed notices that
unless they were returned by 3 o'clock, P. M.,
they would go end take them. The Free State
men sent them wonl to "come along," they
were ready. 3 o'clock came, everything was
ready for a ;Irand defence i but they earn. .er..
4 o'clook tetitte, aita they came nut all this
time. The Free State men on the defence, a
their coming, the camp was all active,
every preparation was ready, the boys were de
termined the muskets should never go from
their hands ; so matters stood till 6 o'clock, P.
M. The pro slavery men then "caved in" most
beautifully. They sent in the White Flag, Col.
Eage, hemg bearer—he is a conservative pro•
slavery man, and a gentleman. He said he
came as a peace offering—he came iu behalf
of the pro-slavery men to say, that they would
deliver up their eons, and ho "hoped to God !
the matter would go no further,," Se., he.
Gen. Lane replied, that "tlu;loree 'State men
had ever acted'on the defensive, and such was
their pull sy still. They asked no favors and
would shrink from no responsibilities. If the
prc•slavery men wished to fight, let . them cons
mence as soon as they pleased ; they would be
tread upon no longer. They wanted to he trea
ted like men, they wanted their rights, and
with the help of Ifeav n that was what they
would have, disregardless of threats, of Missou
ri Border Ruffians, or Ruffians from any place
this side of h—l
. Col. Eage then replied that "the pro-slavery
men had given up all their muskets, and he
pledged his word and honor as a man that they
should never again be used against Free State
men." He acknowledged they were in the
wrong, and asked forgiveness, and "hoped ti,
God the matter would be dropped and forgot
ten forever." The Free State men then run.
suited together, and resolved to lie as magnan
imous as the pro-slavery men. So the musf,, • •
were given in charge of one Free State and.,
pro-slavery man for keeping. The beliger , f.l,
camps then broke up, and both parties mingh, 3
together again. Gen. Lane then made a specvl,
to the people. He said Free State men wen:
for peace—but they would not purchase that
ponce by a dishonorable refusal to resent insni,
and injury. If pro-slavery men wished fight
ing, they could be accommodated ; Freemen
were ready to meet them singly or collectively,
and fight them any way they choose—by fists,
with guns, revolvers, or 40 pounders ; that they
might go to Missouri and bring on more ruffi
ans, and marshal their forces ou any field, and
the Free State men would' meet them. Ito
wished pro-slavery men to know, that they were
for peace, but were note and always ready to
defend themselves from attacks of Border Ruf
fians from Missouri or I
Ho concluded his remarks by hoping the lit
tle trouble just passed, would not interfere with
the Free State Mass meeting that was to meet
here on Thursday. Three hearty cheers were
then given for Freedom, and things soon be
came quite calm.
This is the first lesson the pro• Slavery men
have had in this place, and they are changed
men ; they know it will not do any longer to
kill Free State men, and insult them with
punity, and hereafter I think things will move
on more pleasantly. REPUBLICAN.
[Correspondence of the HuntingdonJournal.]
The Platte Purchase.—Savannak.—"Big Mud.
Joseph.-1! River num.—Black
Snake Mlle.—Fourth of /14—Barbecue—
etc., (to.
SAVANNAH, Mo., July 14th, 1857.
In my former letters, I failed to say anything
about our flourishing town and country. Whe
ther eomething pertaining thereto would inter.
est your readers, I know not, but as news are
now numbered among the things that were, I
shall take occasion to speak concerning the
Platte Purchase—the garden•spot of Missouri.
Savannah is a flourishing village of 1,000
inhabitants. She is possessed of many eons
menial advantages over some of our larger in
land towns, being five miles from the river
Missouri, more properly, "Big Muddy." Being
situate in one of the most fertile valleys of the
State, with a thickly populated country adja.
cent, who can doubt, considering her present
prospects, that she will become one of the lar
gest and most beautiful inland towns in the
State. Savannah, corn?er it find, is the county
seat of Andrew county. the town was laid
in the year 1839, but did nut become possessed
of a spirit of go.u.head a dire cress, until about
four years after, when the red men—the paint.
ed warriors—were thoroughly extirpated from
the Purchase.
In 1852 the small-pox was raging furiously
here, and indeed was so alarming that the town
was soon quite deserted ; ninny fell victims to
the epidemic, and the consequence was, the
contagion seemed, for several years, a barrier
to the onward march of the town (?) A stran
ger cannot help but notice the general hospita•
lit) that is manifested is Missouri. The inha
bitants of Savannah are truly an affable pen.
pie. The ladies—for we have ladies in the
went—are_ _
"Ladies, tli9ugli . !oyourvotilueriti,f; eyes
Love owes its'ehiele3t viclories,
And borrows those bright mini from you
With which he does the world subdue;
Yet you yourselves are not above
The empire nor the griefs of love,
Then wrack not lovers with disdain,
Lest love on you revenge their pain
You are not free because you're fair,
The boy did not his mother spare ;
Though beauty be a killing dart,
It is no armor for the heart."
This section is endemic to no disease, and
has always been remarkably healthy with the
exception of the year 1852.
St. Joseph is situated 12 miles distant, ra
ther south-easterly. It bids fair to make a
good river town—that is, the chi; is situated
immediately on the hank of the river, upon a
poltion of the famous Black Snake Hills; and
the banks of the stream are continually giving
way, sweeping off, terrifically, in the turbulent
river. large and magnificent buildings—and it
is to be supposed, that that there has already
accumulated a sufficient number of buildings
to constitute a good River town. Two printing
presses have been emerged in the Missouri ri
ver, which will make it notorious on that score.
Let not the "Liberty of the Press" be proclai
med, while such unhallowed depredations are
calmly submitted to by the General Govern
I he anniversary of American Independence
was appropriately celebrated at Fillmore in
this county. We don't remember of ever liv.
lug attended a public demonstration that pass
ed off with so inyh eclat. Three or four coun
ties were represented. The Railroad Cottrell.
tion and barbecue will ever bo remembered by
those who partook of the hospitalities of the
citizens of Fillmore. Much depends upon the
early construction of the Platte County Rail
road, and now is the time for those interested
in the matter to strive in its behalf.
A Curious Case of Marriage—Singular
The Patterson (N. J.) Guardian of the 11th
inst., tells the following story of a marriage
lately consummated in that place. A young
lady of that place lately visited New York, and
was introduced and became acquainted with a
family living in Fifth avenue. The visit was
agreeable, and soon after a son and daughter
of the family came to 'Jay her a visit in Putter.
sea. What follows is thus narrated in the
"Bed-limo arrived, and both were shown to
their rooms. In a short time after the young
man had retired, the young lady, who is the
heroine of our story, introduced herself into his
belehamber and passed the night there. Ex.
unordinary as this conduct MMUS to have been,
it was not inch au
In the morning, for he found
himself entrapped, the minister present, and
hiss generally being kicked up by the girl's
relatives. The sister upon being informed of
the true state of the case, ,iss highly indignant
and astounded even more than the young loan
himself. Only one way presented itself for the
young man to escape the wrath of the house.
hold and the meshes of the law. A marriage
was guickly solemnized, he at last expressing
his willingness to become a husband sooner
than have legal measures resorted ta n His sis
ter returned to the city to acquaint the family
on the avenue with the scrape, and the young
emit, her brother, we believe slipped off in the
next train. Nothing has been heard of the
bridegroom from that time to this; but his
mother came up and visited his nowly.made
wife, and, oiler reproaching all hands for their
hypocrisy and deception, declared her son she'd
never live with the woman he had been forced
to marry—that, sooner than that he should Re
her, they should send him as fur as water
would carry him.
"Thus the affair stands at present. Consider.
able. excitement and a great deal of gossip
hove grown out of the affair, and how it will
end item alone can tell."
•• Flu Monday last the stockholders of the
;lvania Rail Road Comp any, held an
o in Philadelphia, for the purpose of or
or, rejecting the purchase of the Main
of the Public Works. Each share was
:d to one vote. The vote stood as fol-
'kir accepting,
gujority for,
Tho polls were to be kept open until Thurs
day the 23. This settles the matter, and Penn
sylvunia will be rid of the burden in a few
WOOL'S ileac RESTOIUTIVE.—We have never
known any other medicine win as largo a share
of public confidence in so short n time as this
has done. It has not been more than a year
since we first heard of it, and it now stands at
the head of allremedies of tho kind. We have
never used any of it ourselves, having had no
occasion, as our "crown of glory" not only as
yet retains its original color, but gets more so
—hut seine of our friends have, and we have
never known it fail of restoring the hair to its
original color. We advise such as are bees.
ming prematurely gray, t o give the "Restore.
five" a trial.—Cheater WI.) Herald, June, '54.
BEAUTIFUL COMPLEXION—can be acquired by
using the "Balm of a Thousand Flowers."—
What lady or gentleman would remain under
the curse of a disagreeable breath, when by us
ing“Balnt of a Thousand Flowers" as a den
ifriee, would not only render it sweet, but leave
the teeth white as alabaster? Many persons
do not know their breath is bad, and the sub.
ject is so delicate their friends will never men•
tion it. Beware of counterfeits. Bo sure each
bottle is signed. FETRIDGB & Co., N.Y.
For sale by all Druggists.
The Rev, C. S. iiURNETT, while la
boring us a io , ssionary in Southern Asia, dis
covered a sini; le and certain Cure for Consump
tion, Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs, Colds, Ner
vous Debility, and all impurities of the blood ;
also, an easy and effectual mode of inhaling the
Remedy. Actuated by a desire to benefit his
suffering fellows, be will cheerfully send the so
cipo (free) to such as desire it, with full and ex
plicit directions for prepariug and successfully
using the Medicine. Address
• 031 Broadway, N. Y. City
i We wish to say to every person who
reads this that there i 3 an article known as I),
Sauford's Invigorator, or Liver Remedy, which
can be relied on as certain to cure liver con•
plaints, described in another column, besides
which it, is one of the greatest preparations fur
consumption, taken in early stages, that is now
known. _
We take it for granted, as experiment has
proven, that diseases of the lungs are not gen.
erally thei first cause of consumption, but a de.
bilitated system, amid by the improper action
of the liver, reduces the power of:the lungs to
resist or throw off diseases caused by cold or
irritation, leaving the lungs at the mercy of one
disease, because the liver has incapacitated
them from performing their proper action el
throwing off diseased matter caused by cold,
thus to prevent consumption, cure the liver
and keep the system strong enough to throw
off slight diseases of the lungs.
There is not in the world' a better liver rem
edy or a cure for debilitated system than Dr.
Sanford's Invigorator, for it has Gam fully
tried in a large and extended practice till its
results are fully known, and now it is offered no
a tried remedy, and one that can be relied on.
A FIXED FACT.—thirley's Sarsaparilla is
everywhere admitted no the only reliable and
radical cure for scrofula, chronic bronchial
affections, incipient phthisie, enlarged liver or
spleen, chronic rheumatism, scrofulous oph
thalinia, and all anomalous complaints inci
dent to a glandular disease. It is without
.doubt the most searching and purifying meth.
tine that can be used, and during the sprit,g
and summer well adapted for the removal and
permanent cure of those complaints which take
their origin in an impure condition of the
- ---- -
DAVID GROVE informs the citizens of
Huntingdon and vicinity, and the public gen
erally, that he has opened a Grocery Store on
pill street, Huntingdon, a few doors west of
Wm. Orhison's residence, whore he will at all
times be prepared to supply customers with
at wholesale and retail. Sugars, Coffee, Tm,
Molasses, Cheese, Spiacs, Confectionarici
Huns, Salt, Brooms, Buckets, Segurs, Tobc..
co, &c., &c.; in fact, every article usually
in a Grocery Store.
As I am determinedto sell cheaper than th
cheapest, I want everybody to Witold examin
my stock and prices. DAVID GROVE.
'Huntingdon. July 29, '57..1y.
To Saloon and Inn-Keepers, Grocers,
and Families Generally.
Fifty thousand Practical Recipes
To make Cider without Apples; Pure Vine
gar in three days; excellent Honey, Washin;
Fluid. costs only 6 eta per gallon , Inks, Brandy
Gin, Rum, Pure Port and champagne
ier Editors in Penna. inserting the above 0
the amount of one dollar, and sending n
to the proprietor, will be entitled to the receipt,
Address, W. A. MURRAY,
Sugar Valley, Clinton Co., Pa.
ARE infallible in rein oving stoppages or irreg
ularites of the mouses.
These ]'ills are naLhiez new, l a t,la.w.
ale sectors or many years, limb io
France and America, with unparallelled succe,
and he is urged by many thousand who
have used them, to make the Pills public, fin•
the alleviation of those suffering from any irre
gularities of nhatever nature, as well as to pre
vent pregnancy to these ladies whose health
will not permit an increase of fatally.
Pregnant females or those supposing them
selves on, are cautioned against these Pills
while prognant, as the proprietor assumes no
responsibility after the above admonition, al
though their mildness would prevent any mis
chief to health! otherwise these Pills are recoil: •
mended. Full and explicit directions uccmu•
pany each box. Brice. $1 pee box.
Sold wholesale and retail by
JOHN READ, General Agent
for Huntingdon Co., Pa.
1 have appointed Dr. John Read Solo agent
for the sale of my French Periodical Golden
Ping, for the borough and county of I funting
don. All orders must be addressed to him.
He will supply dealers at the proprietor's ppri•
ces, mar send tho Pills to ladies (cotyirbutiall y)
by return mail, to any part of the United States,
on receipt of $l, enclosed to him through the
Huntingdon post•olllre. For tether [batik u •
lars get a circular of the Agents—sold by drug
gists everywhere.
Or. My signature is written on each box.
Broadway P. 0, New York,
persons interested that the Mowing named
persons have settled their accounts in the Reg •
woes Office at Huntingdon, and that the said
accounts will be presented for confirmation nod
allowance, at an Orphans' Court to ho held at
Huntingdon, in and for the County of Hunting
don, on Wednesday the 12th day of August next
to wit:
103,69 E!
I. Jacob S. Hunt, Administrator of the Es.
tate of David Hudson, late of Dublin township,
2. Jacob Ilarncatne, Executor of the last
Will, &e., of Nancy Neff, late of West township,
3. Jacob Harncame, acting Administrator of
the Estate of Henry Nell; late of the borough of
Alexandria, dec'd.
4. George Swartz, Administrator of the Es
tate of Henry Coughenour, late of Cromwell
township, deed.'
5. James Gwin, Esq., acting Executor oldie
last Will, &c., of Samuel Steel, late of the bor
ough of Huntingdon, dec'd.
U. Henry Brewster, Esq., Administrator of
the Estate of Samuel Williamson, late of Shir
ley township, dec'd.
7. John Bakes, Administrator Cum Testa
mento Annexo of the Estate of Wm. McKee,
late of Jackson township, deed.
8. Robert McCall, acting Administrator of
the Estate of Alexander McCall, late of Hope
well township, deed.
0. Daniel Massey, Executor of the last Will,
Sm., of Dr. Mordecai Massey, (who was one of
the Executors of Thomas Blair, dec'd.) late of
Barren township, dec'd.
10. John Shope, acting Executor of the lust
Will, Ste., of John Flusher, late of Cromwell
township, deed.
11. David Rupert and David Goodman, Ad.
tniuistrators of the Estate of Joseph thalami,
Into of Henderson township, deed.
12. David Clarkson, Esq., Administrator of
the Estate of John Speer, late of Casa town
ship, deed.
13. S. T. Brown, Esq., Administrator of the
Estate of Elizabeth Buchanan, late of Brady
township, dee'd.
14. A. Gri in, Administrator of the Estate
of Jacob Nuttier, late of the borough of Hun•
tingdon, dec'd.
Register'e (Vico,
ihmlingdon, lull/ 15,47