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WILLIAM BREWSTER, I EDITORS,
SAM. G. WHITTAKER,
And all Diseases of the Lungs and Throat,
CURABLE HT INHALATION.
Which conveys the remedies to the cavities in
the lungs through the air passages, and coming
in direct contact with the disease, neutralizes
the tubercular matter, allays the cough, causes
a free and easy expectoration, heals the lungs,
purifies the blood, imparts renewed vitality to the
nervous system, giving that EMS and energy so
indispensable tor the restoration of health. To
be able to state confidently that Consumption is
anrable by inhalation, is to me a source of unal
loy ed pleasure. It is as much under the et.n
trol of medical treatment as any other formid
able disease ; ninety out of every hundred ca
ses can be cured in the first stages, and fitly per
cent. in the second ; but in the third stage it is
impossible to save more than five per cent., for
the Lungs are so cut up by the disease as to bid
defiance to medical skill. Even, however, in the
last stages, Inhalation affords extraordinary re
lief to the suffering attending this fearful scourge
which annually destroys ninety-five thousand
persons in the United States alone ; and a cor
rect calculation shows that of the present popu
lation of the earth, eighty millions are destined
to fill the Consumptive's graves.
Truly the quiver of death has no arrow so fa
tal as Consumption. In all ages it has been the
groat enemy of life, for it spares neither age nor
sex, but sweeps off alike the brave, the beauti
ful, the graceful and the gifted. By the help of
that Supreme Being from whom commit every
goc.d and perfect gilt, I am enabled to offer to
the afflicted a permenent and speedy cure in
Consumption. The first cause or tubercles is
from impure blood, and the immediate affect pro
duced by their deposition in the lungs is to pre
vent the free admission of air into the air cells,
which causes n weakened vitality through the
entire system. Then surely it is more rational ,
to expect greater good Isom medicines entering !
the cavities of the lungs then those administered
through the stomach ; the patient will always
find the lungs free and the breathing easy, sifter
Inhaling remedies. Thus, Inhalation is a local
remedy, nevertheless it acts constitutionally and
with more power and certainty than remedies ,
administered by the stomach. To prove the pow-
Oriul and direct influence of this male of admin.
istrution, chloroform inhaled will entirely de
stroy sensibility in a few minutes, paralyzing
the entire nervous system, so that as limb may he
amputated without the slightest pain; inhaling
the ordinary burning gas will destroy life iu a
The inhalation of ammonia will rouse tho sys
tem when feinting or apparently dead. The o
dor of many of the medicines is Tierce ptiblo in
the skin a few minutes after being inhaled, and
may be immediately detected in the blood. A
convincing proof of the constitutional elblets of
inhalation, is the fact that sickness is always pro •
duced by breathing foul air—is not this positive
evidence that proper remedies, carefully prepar
ed end judiciously administered thee' the lungs
should produce the happiest results 7 During
eigittoun ynarg' arse, ;en, inntiv tlintlnands suffer
ing from diseases of the lungs and throat, have
been under my care, and I nave eflbeted many
rxmarkable cures, even after the sufferers had
been pronounced in the last stages, which hilly
satisfies tea that consumption is no longer a fli
ts' disease. bly treatment of consumption is
or iglus), and founded on long experience and a
thorough investigation. My perfect acquaintance
with the nature of tubercles, &c., enables me to
distinguish, readily, ilio various forms of disease
that simulate consumption, and ripply the proper
remedies, rarely being mistaken oven in a single
case. This familiarity, in connection with cer
tain pathological and microscopic discoveries en
ables mo to relieve the lungs fiom the abets of
contracted chests, to enlarge the chest, purify
the blood, impart to it renewed vitality, giving
energy and tone to the entire system.
Medicines with full directions sent to any part
of the United States and Comities by ',stints
communicating their symptoms by letter. But
the cure would he more certain if the patient
should pay me a visit, which would give me an
opportunity to examine the lungs and enable me
to prescribe with much greater certainty, and
then the cure could be of without my see
ing the patient again.
G. N. it AII Al5l, Al„..1):_,
OFFICE, Ina FILDEIST STREZT, (Old N. 1010
e ßelow Twelfth,
Auguit 3, '857.—1y.
Of all disease ; the great, first cause
Springs from neglect of Nature's laws,
When a cure is guaranteed in all stages of
Self-Abuse, Nervous Debility, Strictures, Glects,
"Gravel, Diabetes, Diseases of the Kidney and
Bladder, Mercurial Rheumatism, Scrofula,
Pains in the Bones and Ankles, Diseases of the
Lungs, Throat, Nose and Eycs, Ulcers upon
the Body or Limbs, Cancers, Dropsy, Epilep
tic Fits, St. Vita's Dance, and all diseases ari
sing from a derangement of the Sexual Organs.
Such as Nervous Trembling, Loss of Memo
ry, Loss of Power, General Weakness ? Dimness
of Vision, with peculiar spots appearing before
t Ire eyes, Loss of Sight, 'Wakefulness, Dyspep
sia, Liver Disease, Eruptions upon the Face,
Pain in the back and head, Female irregulari
ties, and all improper dischargesfrom both sexes.
It matters not from what cause the disease origi
not, .!. however long standing or obstinate the
cos.•. recovery is certain, and in a slurrier time
than a permanent core can be effected by any
other treatment, even after the disease has baf
fled the skill of eminent physicians and resisted
all their means of cure. The medicines are
pleasant without odor, causing no sickness and
free from mercury or balsam. During twenty
years of practice, I here rescued from the jaws
of Death many thousands, who, in the lost sta
ges of the above mentioned diseases had been
given up by their physicians to die, which war
rants me in promising to the afflicted, who may
place themselves under my care, a perfect and
most speedy cure. Secret diseases aro the
greatest enemies to health, as they are the fir.rt
cause of Consumption, Scrofula and many oth
er diseases, and should be a terror• to the hu
man famsly. Ae a permanent cure is scarcely
over effected, a majority of the cases tailing in
to the hands of incompetent persons, who not
only fail to cure the diseases but ruin the con
stitution, tilling the system with mercury, which
with the disease, hastens the sufferer into a ra
But should the disease and the treatment not
cause death speedily and the victim marries, the
disease is entailed open the children. who are
born with feeble constitutions, and the current
of life corrupted by a virus which betray. itself
in Scrofula, Utter, Ulcers, Eruptions. and oth
er affections of the skin. Eyes, Throat and
Lungs, entailing upon them a brief existence of
suffering and consigning them to an early
Stilt-abuse is another formidable enemy to
health, for nothing else in the dread catalogue of
human diseases causes so destructive a drain
upon the system, strewing its thousands of vic
tims through a few years of suffering down to an
untimely grave. It destroys the Nervous sys
tem, rapidly waates away the energies of UM,
gorses raeutal derangement, prevents the proper
rldrislopment of the system, disqualifies for mar-
riege, society, business, and all earthly happi
ness, and leaves the sufferer wrecked in body
and mind, predisposed to consumption and a
train of evils more to be dreaded than death it
self. With the fullest confidence I assure the
unfortunate victims of Self-Abuse that a speedy
and permanent cure can be effected, and with
the abandonment of ruinous practices my pa
tients can 1,0 restored to robust, vigorous health.
The afflicted are cautioned against the use of
Patent Medicines, for there are so many ingeni
ous snares in the columns of the public prints
to catch and rob the unwary sufferers that mil-'
lions have their constitutions ruined by the vile
compounds of quack doctors, or the equally poi
sonous ncstrums vended as "Patent Medicines."
I have carefully analyzed many of the so-called
Patent Medicines and find that nearly all of
them contain Corrosive Sublimate, which is one
of the strongest preparations of mercury and a
deadly poison, which instead of curing the dis
ease disables the system for life.
Three-fourths of the patent medicines now in
use aro put up by unprincipled and ignorant per
sons, who do not understand even the alphabet
of materia medico, and arc equally as destitute
of .y knowledge of the human system. having
only ono object in view, and that to make mon
ey regardless of consequences.
Irregularities and all diseases of males and
females treated on principles established by
twenty years of practice, and sanctioned by
thousands of the most rematkublo cures. Medi
cines wit?, full directions sent to any part of the
United States and Can.., by patients commu
nicating their symptoms by letter. Business
correspondence strictly confidential. Address
J. S 111 M Elt VILL E, M. D.,
Orrice, No. 1131 FiLnEirr ST., (Old N 0.109.)
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65 - O INVALIDS..
Dr. Hardman, Analytical Physician.
Physician for Diseases of the Lungs, Throat
and Heart—Formerly Physician to the
CINCINNATI MARINE HOSPITAL, also
to INVALIDS RETREAT,
Author of "Letters to Invalids," IS COMING.
See following Card.
Dr. Hardin., Physician for disease of the
Lungs, (formerly Physician to Cincinnati Ma
rine liospital,) will be in attendance at his
rooms as follows :
Huntingdon. Jackson's Hotel, Saturday, Oct. 10
Lewistown, National Hotel,
Minn, Patterson House,
Johnstoivn, w 7
Indiana, w 6
Dr. Hardman treats Consumption, Bronchi
tis, Asthma, Larryngittis and all diseases of the
throat end lungs, by medical Inhalation, lately
used in the Bromton Hospital, London. The
great point in the treatment of all h•lman mala
dies is to get at the disease in the direct man
ner, All medicines are estimated by their ac
tion upon the trgan requiring relief. This is
the important fact upon which Inhalation is bit
s ed. If the stomach is diseased we take
medicine directly into the stotnach. If the lungs
are diseased, breathe or inhale medicated va
pors directly into the lungs. Medicines are the
antidotes to disease and should be applied to
the very seat of disease. Inhalation is the ap
plication of this principle to the treatment of
the lungs, for it gives us direct access to those
intricate air cells and tubes which lie out of
reach of every other means of Administering
medicines. The reason that Consumption, and
other diseases of the lungs, have heretofore re
slated all treatment has been because they had
never been approached m a direct manner by
medicine. They ., were intended to act upon the
lungs and yet were applied to the stomach.—
Their action was in tended to be local, and yet,
they were so administered that they should nut
act constistutiontilly, expending immediate and
principal action upon the unotlending stomach,
whilst the foul ulcers within the lungs were un
molested. Inhalation brings the medicine in
direct contact with the disease, without the
disadvantage of any violent action. Its appli
cation is simple, that it can be employed by the
youngest infant or feeblest invalid. It does not
derange the stomach, or interfere in the least de
gree with the strength, comfort, or business of
OTHER DISNASES THEATFD.—In relation
to the following die eases, either when compli
cated with lung affections existing alone, I also
invite consultation. I usually find them prompt
Prolapses and all other forms of Female com
plaints, Irregularities and Weakness.
Palpitation and all other forms of Heart
Disease, Liver Complaints, Dyspepsia, and all
other diseases of Stomach anti bowels, &c.
All discuses of the eye and ear. Neuralgia,
Epilepsy and all forms of nervous disease.—
No charge for consultation.
B. D. HARDMAN, M. D.
June 3, 1857.
DOI. lE. .6111M@TI GilaaanD
N3t4iTINODON B pals
J une 13, 1837,
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1857,
TO THOSE WHO WANT FARMS.
A FA TAM
WITHIN THE REACH OF EVERY NAN.
THE RIDGWAY FARM COMPANY has made ar
rangements by which all who desire to settle or
purchase a home can do so.
The Farms consist of the best limestone toil
of the most superior quality for farming, in a ra
pidly improving place, into which an extensive
emigration is now pouring, The property is lo
cated in Elk County, Pennsylvania, in the midst
of a thriving population of some 10.000 popula
tion. The climate is perfectly healthy, and the
plague of the west fever is unknown. It also
has an abundance of the best quality of Coal
and Iron. The price to buy it out is from $3 to
$2O per acre, payable by instalments, to he loca
ted at the time of purchasing, or a share of 25
acres entitlit.g to locate the same fr r $3OO, pay
able $6 per month or 12i acres payable $4 per
month. Discount for every sum of $lOO and
under, paid in advance, discount of 5 per cent.
will he allowed, and for ever $lOO a discount of
10 per cent.
In considering the advantages of emigrating
to this locality the following are presented :
FinsT—The soil is a rich limestone, capable
of raising the heaviest crops, owing to which the
settlem't has attained its present great prosper
SECOND—It is the centre of the great North
West Coal Basin, and is destinej soon to be
came ono of the greatest business places in the
State. It will supply the great Lake market,
(according to population and travel in the Un
into.) It has five workable veins of the best Bi
tuminous Coal, amounting in the aggregate to
over 22 feet, which makes 22,000 tons of coal
under cash acre. This will make the land of
The eminent state geologist, Dr. Chas. T.
Jackson, of Boston, lots made a geological sur
vey or the land and analyzed the soil, the iron
ore and the limestone. This report together
with maps will he furnished to inquirers.
FOURTII—Threo railroads are laid out thro'
this property. The Sunbury and Erie Railroad
gives us a market for our coal to the lakes—it
runs from Erie to Philadelphia. A large part
of this road has been finished, and is now in
running order. A heavy force is nos working
from Erie toward our land in the western direc
tion, the means for the completion of which has
been raised—it will soon be finished. • The Al
legheny Valley Railroad connects us with New
York, Boston and _Pittsburg. The Venungo
Road connects us with the Went.
There are already good 'Turnpike Roads run
ning through this property, carious other roads
hare been opened to accommodate the emigra
tion and settlement which has already taken
!here is no opportunity equal to it now offers
ed to the limn who wants to provide himself a
home in an easy way, and make a settlement
where he can live in prosperity and independence
in a climate PEIIFECTLY IIEALTIII.
No case of the fever ever having been known
to occur in this settlement. It is nut like going
to the backwoods of the West, among perhaps
intolerant people, whole there is no society, no
to the healthiest climate in the world, Tins to en
dure ,ivkacss and pain, and perhaps ruins his
health and that of his family. But here is a
thriving settlement having three towns, contain
ing churches, schools, hotels, stores, saw mills,
grist-mills,Xtul everything desired. There i s . I
•;a>ll market at band. The lumber trade last
year amounted as over two hundred millions !
lest of lumber. In a short time, owing to the I
Coal, it will bacome still more valuable as a I
number of iron works and manufactories will
soon be started; they are at pi °sent starting
them extensively at IVarren. Even for those
, who do nut wish to ga there, tho payments are
such that they can easily buy farms to save their
families frotn want in the future, or to gain a
competence by the rise which will take place in
the value of their lands. By an outlay scarcely
missed, a substantial provision can be made.
Persons should make early application, apply
or write to E. Jeffries, Secretary, No. 135 Wal
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carefully answered giving full information.
Shares or tracts of land can bo bought or se
cured by letter enclosing the first instalmentof
five dollars, when the subscriber will be fur
nislhal with books, snaps, &e. Warrantee deeds
given. Persons can also purchase from our
Route from Philadelphia to Tyrone on the
Pennsylvania Central Railroad, and thence by
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is ittliirded. Enquire for E. C. Vluta., Esq.,
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A THRILLING ADVENTURE
THE PIONEER'S LAST SHOT.
We question whether in all the history
of 'glair breadth scope's" a parallel to the
following can be found. The stoiy was
told us by an old and valued friend now
residing in the country near this city, but
whose early days were spent near the
tragic adventure here recorded.
We give the story as related to us, in
the words of the hero?
It was about the year 1765 that I set
tled in Virginia, near the falls of the Ca
milla. The country at that time was nn
unbroken wilderness. But feu settle
meets had been mode then by the whites,
and they were so far apart as to render
vain all hope of assistance in case of an
at ack from hostile Indians—numbers of
whom still Infested tie neighborhood.
4 .1 lived here alone with my wife for
several months unmolested, and by dint of
untiring perseverance, being then young
and hardy, had succeeded in making quite
a large cl(aring in the forest which I had
Planted with corn, and which promised an
'•One morning after we had despatched
our humble meal, and I had just prepared
to venture forth upon my regular routine
of labor, my attention was arrested by the
tinkling of a cow bell in the corn field.
" 'There,' said my wife "the cow is in
"But the ear of the backwoodsman be
comes by education, very acute, especially
so from the fact that his safety often de
pends u,)on the - nice cultivation of that
sense. I was not so easily deceived,
listened—the sound tvas repeated. That
said I, in reply to th 9 remark of my wife,
'was not the tinkle of a bell upon the cow.
It is a decoy from some Indian who desires
to draw me into an ambush."
'•Believing this to be the case, I took
dawn my old mus.ketal had no rind)
cautiously arouna nein-tummy—me
point from which the sound seemed to
proceed. As I had suspected, there, in a
cluster of bushes crouched an Indian wai-
ting for me to appear in answer to his de
coy bell, that he might send the fatal hul
-Ito my heart. I approached without
scovering myself to him, until within
good shooting distance, then liaised my
piece and fired. The bullet sped true
to its mark, and the Indian fell dead.
"Plot knowing but that he might be ac
companied by others I returned with all
speed to my cabin, and having firmly bar
mended the door, I watched ell day from
the port holes, in anticipation of an attack
from ihe companions of the Indian I had
killed. To add to the danger. and seem
ing hopelessness of my situation I discov
.ered that I had but one charge of powder
left, I could make but one shot, and then,
if attacked by numbers I should be entire
ly in their power. Determined to do the
best with what I had I poured in my last
charge of powder and put into my mus
ket, fifteen slugs, and then waited for tho
approach of night feeling conhdent of an
'Night caste at length. A beautiful
moonlight night it was too, and this favor
ed me greatly, as I would be able to ob
serve the movements of the enemy as they
approached the cabin. It was some two
hours rfter nightfall, and as yet I had
neither seen or heard of the Indians,
when suddenly I was started by the bay
ing of my dog at the stable. I knew that
the Indians were coming. The stable
stood a little to the west of the cabin, and
between the two was a patch of cleared
ground, upon which the light of the full
moon fell unobstructed. Judging from
the noise at the stable that they would ad
vance from that direction, I posted my
self at the port hole on that side of the
.1 had previously placed my wife upon
the cross pole in the chimney, so that in
case our enemies effected an entrance to
the cabin she might climb out through the
low chimney and effect. an escape. For
myself, I determined not to Iletaken alive,
and resolved to sell my life dearly.
With breathless anxiety I watched at
the port hole. At length I saw them
emerge from the shadow of the stable and
advance across the vacant ground toward'
the cabin. One—two—three—great hea
vens ! six stalwart Indians armed to the
teeth, and urged on by the hope of re•
venge. And I alone to oppose them, with
but one charge of powder. My case
was desperate indeed. With quick yet
stealthy step in close single file they ap•
preached, and were already within a few
yards of the house, when a alight change
or a divergence in the movement of the for
ward Indian, changed the position of the
entire six ; so that a portion of the left
side of each was uncovered. They were
all in range—one aim would cover all.—
Quick as thought, I aimed and fired. As
the smoke cleared away. I could hardly
credit what my senses showed me as the
result of the shot. 'the fifteen slugs with
which I had loaded my musket had done
their work well, Five of the six Indians
lay dead upon the ground and the sixth
"Although no enemy was in sight, I
did net venture forth until morning.—
There ley the bodies of the five Indians,
undisturbed together with the rifle of the
other. Securing the arms and ammuni
tion of the fallen Indians I followed up
the trail of the missing one, until it reach
the river beyound which point I could dis
cover no trace whatever. From the
amount of blood which marked the trail
together with the unmistakeable evidence
that he hail picked his way with difficulty,
I was led to belive that he had been mor•
tally wounded and in order to prevent his
body from falling in the hands of his
white foe, had grouped his way to the
river and thrown himself into the current
which had borne him away.
..The Indians had killed my c 00,,, and
that you may be assured was no trifling
loss, yet in my gratitude for my escape
from the merciless savages, I would have
been entirely willing to have made much
greater sacrifices. I was well provided
(by means of Orion and ammunition taken
front the slain Indians,) in case of a sec
ond attack, but this, fortunately proved to
be my last adventure with the ,savages.—
Nat one of the band had escaped to tell
the tale, and incite his brethren to avenge
the death of their comrades.
"Ah !" exclaimed the old man, while
the tears gushed from his eyes at the
rnetnory of that eventful night, ‘‘that
was a glorious shot—the best I ever made.
The hero of thie adventure lived to see
the rude ivildi mess where he had pitched
sing pale faces, among whomhis last days
were passed in "peace and plenty," un
disturted by his old time foes.
A Characteristic Letter.
The following quaint leiter has fallen
into our hands, and for the amusement
our readers we print it. The envelope
was superscribed—“ For Patrick McGin
nis, Michigan State, Detroit, North Amer.
ica, fornit Canada. Here is the letter :
BALLYCONNELL, County Connaught, /
near Sligo, Juno 10,187.
Dear Cousin McGinnis :—I didn't and
yet letthur since the last time I wrote
to your brother Jerry because I have jilt
moved from me former place of living, and
I couldn't tell where a letthor would find
ye. But I now wid pleasure take me pin
in hand to inform ye of the death of your
own living Uncle Kilpatrick, who died
very suddenly last night after a lingering
sickness of fits. The poor ould man was
in violent convulsions during the entire
time of his confinement ; laying perfectly
quiate and spaichless, all the time talking
incorently and crying for washer. I
couldn't Inform ye of his death before this
except I wrote to ye by the last post,
which what off two days before he died,
end thin ye'd have the postage to pay. I
arent able to tell the rale cause of his death
though I fear it was occasioned by his
last sickness, but I think it was occasion.
ed by Ills eating too much rabbits stuffed
wid poise and gravy or pains and gravy
stuffed wid rabbits or something else, I
can't till 'Which. Ile that as it may, as
soon as he brathed his last the Doctors
gave over all hopes of his recovery. And
what is worse than all, Patricic, the poor
man, was niver well tin days at a time du.
ring his whole sickness and confinement.
I need not say anything about his age for
-ye very well know that September next
he would have been forty-five years ould
lacking twelve months, and if he'd lived
till that time, he'd just been six months
dead. His property now falls to his next
kin, so I expect it will be divided betwixt
us, and ye know his estate was quite con
siderable, which was sould to pay his
debts and he lost the remainder in a horse
race but it was the opinion of every one
at the time that he'd av ivon the race if
the horse he ran against hadSt been too
fast for him.
I never saw a man (and the Doctors all
say so,) that observed directions, or tuck
medicine bather than he did. He said he
would as laive take bitter as swate' if it
only had the same taste, and ippeltak as
whiskey punch, if it. would put him in
the same humor for fighting, but i?atrick
the poor old soul will never ate or drink
more. And now we hevn't a living rein.
tive in the wide world except myself and
yer two cousins who were murthered and
kilt last war. I can't dwell on this mourn•
fel subject any longer and shalt-sale me
my letther with black sailing wax and put
upon it yer Uncle's coat of arms, ao be
sure end don't break the sale when ye
open the lettherand don't open it till
two or three days either ye resave it be
which time ye'll be prepared for these
sorrowful tidings. Your old . swate h'eart
rinds her love to ye unbeknown to roe.—
Whin ye go to the Post °office ax Corna
lions O'Flyn for this letther and if he
does not know it from the rest tell him it
is the one that speaks about the death of
yer uncle, and don't pay anything for the
letther for I put a stamp on the inside for
fear it might be lost if I'd put it on the
outside do ye mind.
From yer darlin cousin,
P. S.—The saison is very backward on
account of the severe weather we are
having, and Father Brady says he niver
seen such a cold summer before but once
and that was in December forty years ago.
Don't write to me till you reuses this,
She stood beside the altar when she was
jbut sixteen. She was in love; her desti
ny rested on a creature in fashionable
clothes, with an empty pocket. .11e-camil
of good family, however, and blood, you
know, is something. She looked lovely
as she pronounced the vow. Thinkvof a
vow from auburn hair, eyes and pouting
lips, only sixteen years old.
She stood by the wash tub when her
twenty-fifth birth day arrived. The hair
the lips, the eyes Were not calculated to
excite the heart. Five cross ones warts
about the house crying ; some breaking
things, and ono urging the necessity of an
immediate supply of the lacteal secretion.
She stopped in despair and sat down, ands,
tears trickled down her once plump and 4 ""
ruddy cheek. Alas !—Nancy, early mar-
riages are not the dodge. Better enjoy
and family. If a chop really cares for
you wait for two or three years, make pres
ents, take you to concerts and so on, un
til the time comes. Eearly marriages and
early cabbage are tender productions.
To the Free and Independent
Voters of Huntingdon Co.
As my saute stands before you as a candi
date for Assembly—to which office I have nu
aspirations and present no claims on the coun
ty, for services rendered any political party,—
and inasmuch as questions of int portanee which
will seriously alleet the financial condition of
this giant Commonwealth, (the prosperity of
which is of the greatest interest and should re
ceive the candid consideration of every tax•pay
or of the State,) ace presented to the people
for their decision, it is expected that I should
define my position and declare my sentiments
in relation to those questions. The people of
this Commonwealth arc now called upon to ex
press their preferences for or against the pro
posed apt rupriation of three millions of dollars
of the proceeds of the sale of the Main Line of
our Public Improvements, to the completion of
the Sunbury & Erie Railroad, and also ou the
repeal of three mill tonnage tax now imposed
by the Commonwealth on the Pa. R. R.
Company. On these questions, lam free to
say, that in case of my election 1 will "first,
last and all the time," wills whatever ability 1
may possess, oppose the appropriation of any
part of the seven and one half millions, to any
purpose whatever, except to the liquidation of
the onerous debt of our noble Commonwealth.
I will oppose the repeal of the three mill ton
singe tax, which, in my opinion, ought to COD.
tines as a source of revenue, to relieve the em
bemused condition of the treasury—which is
felt by every tax-payer.
In taking this course, I am aware of the sit•
uation in which I inn placed; that I incur the
displeasure of the combined forces of the Pa.
It. It. Co., that I have no motley to spend in a
campaign, no Ohms at my disposal, no money
of corporations at mycounnand, no hired press
to sustain site; no shrewd political wire workers
to operate for my election ; but I have to con
tend against all the political manoonvering of
the sharp shooters of all the political parties
of the county, the combined forces of mammoth
corporations, and all the collectors, lock-tend
ers, weigh•masters, with a host of other employ.
ees along the Canal and Railroad. Nor do I
expect ally matt to vote for me who desires an
increase of -our State Tax. My desire is to
lighten the burden of the tax-payer, by appro•
printing all monies belonging to the State—af
ter necessary expenses of government shall be
met—to the liquidation of her indebtedness,
so that we may yet see the day when Oaf farms
and workshops may be relieved from the heavy
mortgage of FORTY MILLIONS OF DOL.
LARS, which new rests upon the property of
every taxpayer of the State.
With proper and economical management,
' the State Treasurer will never again be under
the necessity of resorting to a loan, to meet the
interest on the dobt of the Commonwealth.—
But on the contrary, eight mallet.; of the debt
could be paid the first year, aft two millions
annually thereafter, which •,arrangement would
in the course of twelve or
-fourteen years, en•
tiroly wipe out the debt,
; Where is the farmer, or mechanic, or any
tax-payer, who does net desire the payment of
our State indebtedness, especially If it can In
accomplished without tiny additional tasatioa ?