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Editor and Proprietor.
Wednesday Morning April 21, 1858,
The Circuiation or the Hun
tingdon Journal, is great
er than the Globe and Am
erican combined.
The Huntingdon JOURIVAL for one year, cud
either of the Magazines for the same period
will be sent to the address of any subscriber
to be paid in advance as follows :
The Journal and Godey'a Lady's Book, for
one year, $3 50
The Journal and Graham's Magazine, for
One year, $3 50
The Journal and Emerson's Magazine and
Putnam's Monthly, for one year, $3 50
The Journal and Frank Leslie's Family
Magazine and Gazette of Fashion, for one year
$3 50
The Journal and Lady's Home Magazine,
for one year, $2 75
The Journal and Peterson's Magazine, for
one year, $2 75
The Journal and ,ltlantic Monthly, for one
year, $3 50
ger David V. Gwin is now opening
a largl assortment of goods which he
proposes to sell at low profits. See ad
vertisement in another column. Give
him a call.
Mr In another column you will find
the advertisement of Messrs. Fisher &
M'Murtrie. They are determined to do
a 'big' business at their new stand, former
ly occupied by the Saxton's. Call and
try them.
Being a complete Hand Book of Parlor
Magic, containing over Ono Thousand
Optical, Chemical, Mechanical. Magneti•
cal, and Magical Experiments, Amusing
Transmutations, Astonishing Sleights and
Sub.llt;ea, Celebrated Card Deceptions,
Ingenious Tricks with numbers, Curious
and Entertaining Puzzles—Together with
N'ntpfl Trirkg of Modem Per
formers. The whole Illustrated with
OVER 500 WOOD CUTS, and inten•
tied as a source of amusement for One
'Thousand and one Evenings. 12 mo.,
cloth, 400 pages; gilt side and back stamp.
Price ONE DOLLAR, sent free of p 's
tage. Address Dick & Fitzgerald, No.
18 Ann St., N. Y.
Sir We are in receipt of the 'Jour
rel of Materia Medica,' published by V
don & Co, New Lebinon, N. Y. This
to Physicians and Druggists is a valuable
To be Given Away.
'This caption heads an advertisement
in another column which deserves particu•
lar attention.
On the receipt of $lO you will, in a few
days thereafter, get a Deed, clear of all
incumhrnnce to a lot of ground in Virgin
ia, and an oil painting said to be worth
from $l5 to $25. For further information
Read the advertisement.
By a shrewd artinzuvre, Kenzie, week
before net, auempted to throw friend Lutz
off the scent of his corruption : but the
blind was too transparent, and last week's
Herald does up the affairs of Kenzie in
true style. We have only room for the
following truthful communication.
For the Herald.
Dear Sir—Having noticed in several num
bers of your paper the remarks of "Inquirer"
and others, desiring information with respect to
the Poor Homo affhirs, my attention was called
to the same subject. I observed the progress
of the developments with increasing intermit,
and waited a little impatiently the reply of the
Directors. Mr. Green, after repeated and prep.
sing invitations to come out like a man and
vindicate himself if he could, has at length at•
tempted n justification of his course in an arti•
cle wh'ch appeared last week in the Journal
and American. Before I saw that article, I
had hoped that the Directors were in posses•
sion of some information that would clear up
at load noose of the difficulties ; now I am more
than doubtful of their ability to exculpate
themselves. My suspiciore of their venality
and corruption have ripened into a conviction
of the disgraceful fact. Undoubtedly "therein
something rotten in Denmark:'
The man Kenzie, in all the mock dignity of
a pompous little "official," may affect to pass
by me in silence, as one of those "illmatured
scribblers," to %horn he would flatter himself he
is not accountable. Allow me to say, sir, be
fore I am through with your Majesty, I think
you will see your mistake. Sir, you and your
colleagues are responsible to the people; and
they aro determined that you shall render a
strict and satisfactory aecount, or quit their
service. Mr. Green's vaunted independence of
the people will be taken up again the proper
As. most of the rbarges brought against
these Directors appeared only once in the Her.
old, and that probably before the mind of the
people were fully awakened, it will doubtless
..ssist some in understanding the state of the
case, to make a brief and explicit re•etatement
of the precise points of difficulty, before pro-
ceeding farther.
The paupers have cost the county the enor.
mous sum of one hundred and two dollars and
eighty one cents ($lO2 81) a head, including
children and even babies.
Wm. B. Leas, whose intrigues in the Poor
House affairs are notorious, received for goods
the sum of three hundred and sixty dollars and
ninety-three cents ts96o 93); more than twice
as much as any other merchant, and four times
more than any other except the single firm of
Bore S McLaughlin.
Dr. Baird was employed as Poor House phy
sician at a salary of two hundred dollars, with
extra pay for out-door attendance on paupers,
when another physician, quite as skillful, offer
ed to do it for one hundred dollars. Besides,
there were eighty-oue dollars paid for a set of
surgical instruments, which, had they employed
the physician whom they 'ejected, need not
have been purchased. Here then is one hun
dred and eighty one ($lBl 00) of the county's
money thrown away at a single cost.
Director Green, in direct violation of the law
which he had sworn to obey, sold to the Poor
House wheat, sheep and cloverseed to the a
mount of one hundred and eighty-two dollars
sixty-three cents, (182 63) at prices known
only to himself And his accomplices.
It is known in thin community that the Di.
rectors employed John Hicks, potter, &c., to
bring water from the spring to the Poor House
in earthenware pipes ; it is also known that he
received most if not all his pay before the
work wan done; after the job was finished, too'
it proved a failure, it was taken off his hands,
and another man paid for putting in wooden
pipes; thus they bane paid twice fur the same
thin, to wit, getting piped from the spring.—
How much they paid each time, or what the
whole amounts to, the Directors have seen 6t
to not make public. I see no allusion to it in
their Report.
The same John Hicks had the use of the
ox•team for several mouths, and was afterwards
allowed to purchase the oxen without giving
security ; in consequence they are lost to the
county, as Hicks has run oft and left no proper
ty the law can touch. The oxen were worth
from eighty to one hundred dollars ($BO to
$100). What compensation was received, or
whether any at all was received, for the use of
the team while it was hired, together with the
circumstance of their sale, or rather bestowal,
has been carefully excluded from the Report.
The property and effects of several paupers,
such as cattle, hogs, wagon, &e., &c., were ta
ken into charge and disposed of by the Direc
tors—all mention of which is omitted in their
Report. There are still other matters which, if
mentioned at all, are in a very dubious and bus.
picious form ; we do not wish, however, to go
clatailm any further at present. Enongh is
now before the taxpayers of the county to con.
vines them that there has been "foul play" go
ing on--that an earnest and determined inves
tigation is needed—and that the interest the
Herald has taken in the matter rests upon other
grounds than that of "mean denominational
spite," as Kenzie would have it. In the points
above cited, all the late Board of Directors are
concerned—Mr. Greene more especially. Nor
is the Steward, Mr. Glasgow, altogether fret
•from complicity in the affair. Mr. Murphy, let
it he understood ouce for all, has nothing to do
with the present difficulties; he entered upon
the duties of his office too late to be itnplica
In addition to the foregoing, I have yet to
add, oven at the risk of prolonging my re•
mar:ts, a few inquiries contained in the Jour.
nal of 31st March, addressed to Kenzie him.
self. It appears to me that the public have a
right to his explanatior., if he has any, of these
inquiries. In substance, the correspondent of
the Journal asks if Mr. K L. Green was not
one of the Commissioners authorized by Act
of Assembly to purchase a Poor House farm
for Huntingdon county /
Did he not spend the last night previous to
entering on said duty at the house of Wm. B.
Leas, at Shirleysburg ?
Did not the said Wm. B. Lean sell his farm—
an unsuitable one at that, too—to said Com
missioners, for the county, at that time ?
Was Wm. B. Leas present with the Corn•
missioners 7—or had he any agent? and who
was that agent, express or understood ?
Did not Win. B. Leas get five hundred dol.
tars ($500) more for his farm than he had as
ked for it ?—and 'who got the benefit of the
raise? Who put on the last $500?
It is of great importance that these points
should be cleared up; for if a man is honest as
Commissioner, it affords a resumption that he
tnay be honest as Director, and vice versa.—
Now, Mr. Green has had all these matters laid
before him, from the first point of difficulty
with the Directors, down to the last question
asked him respecting his actions as Commis.
sinner several years ago. They have , been be
fore the public from two to six weeks at least.
It may fairly be presumed, therefore, that we
are to find his reply—his best and oirly reply—
ir his recent communication to the Journal
and American. Ilow far that article is enti
tled to go, in meeting the exigencies of the
case, it will be our next step to examine.
It is in many respects a remarkable docu.
meet. One feels tempted to indulge in a lit
tle bit of curious criticism upon such at, ex
traordinary composition—that, however, would
be out of place in a close examination, such
as we propose. The thing we want is a cor
rect analysis of Mr. Green's article, having in
view its application to the statements above
made. We wish the reader to keep his eye
fixed on those statements, and then judge as
we go along how much Kenzie's reply is worth
as an explanation.
The point of his first paragraph, if it have
any point at all, appears to ho an allegation
of personal hostility, on the part of the Jour.
nal and the Herald, against him. He attri.
butea the part these papers have taken, to a
desire to injure him. Is Kenzie, then, a man
of SO much importance that two of the four
papers of the county have had to join just to
put him down? Can it be that he really be.
Haven and experts othen to believe. Ruch an
absurdity 7—Well, it is not the first time a
man's vanity has kept him from seeing the
truth. All other men we doubt not, will see,
from the statements we have made, that both
papers have other and sufficient grounds for
the course they are pursuing. At any rate,
what had this to do with clearing up the dial.
collies in question 7 They are palpable facts,
and did not originate with either of the Edi•
tors; nothing, therefore, is gained to his cause
if we admit that the Editors aro much in
love with him.
He next promises that if 'lnquirer' will give
his proper name, and if he should turn out to
be 'an 'body responsible,' 'his queries shall be
attended to.' What is this but promising upon
two conditions to do the thing required of him,
namely, to clear up the difficulties that beset
his path. Of course, then, tie has not done
it, even by his own acknowledgment. Those
conditions, too—let us look a little at them;
what sort of an excuse are they for keeping
back anything he has to say ? He must have
'lnquirer's' name, and he must be somebody
responsible. I should like mightily to know
what good it would do him if he did know all
this. It would not alter the facts in the case;
the public are in possession of there, and it is
the people,—the tax payers,—that Kenzie and
his crew ought to be anxious to satisfy. To
'lnquirer' himself we presume it is a matter
of comparatively small concern whether they
make an explanation or not; it matters vastly
more to the Directors themselves. They can
keep their own secret if they choose, but if
they do the people will remember them.
But observe, Kenzie's mind has changed
since be penned the last paragraph. He now
thinks he will 'lay before the public a few
thoughts by way of self defence, after all. He
is not. precisely certain what he hail better do
in this emergency. But let us hear his de•
fence,—we have been waiting a long time for
it,—let us see what it is : Simply, that their
acconnt has passed before the Auditors. Well
it is true the Report should not have been au
dited unless everything was right about - it ; that
is what is expected of the Auditors ; that is
the intention in having Auditors—it's what
they are for. But, suppose they do accept the
Report when it is not all right;—what then?
Can one set of 'officials' hide behind another,
and thus deprive the people of all chalice to I
obtain redress? No thank fortune, there is
still a way open for the people to get at them.
They can petition the Court, whenever they
think fit, to appoint a committee of Visitors
as laid dow in the following section of the la•v.
The Directors.
"Shall at all times when thereto required
submit to the inspection and free examination
of such visitors as shall from time to time be
appointed by the Court of Quarter Sessions of
the said county, all their books and accounts,
together with the rents, interest and moneys
payable and receivable by the said corpora.
tion ; and also an account of all sales, par
chases, donations, devises and bequests, as
shall have been made by or to them ; Proni
ded, That no Director shall Bell or dispose of
any articles to the said Poor house during the
time he shall serve as Director thereof.' (See
laws, 1858. Sec. 5, p. 694.)
Kensie's defence, therefore, is just no de.
fence at all. The Director's account may
have passed with the Auditors, and the people,
still have the right to 'canvass,' and investi•
gate. and demand explanation, while there is
anything needs it. Yet, nobody must question
Kenzie. after his account has passed the audi
tors, or he is an 'ill.natured scribbler,' or a bit'
ter enemy, or some other such fine fellow as
that. And now, Mr. Greene, it is to be hoped
your lordship sees by this time how mighty in
dependent of the people you are, eves though
you have the Auditors at your back. You
rosy yes have the pleasure of waiting ou a
Committee of Visitors appointed by the
Passing by all that is alleged to have been
said by various persons for tied against Mr.
Glasgow's appointment as Steward.—recuark•
ing, simply, in passing, that it is a fast notori
ous to all, that the present Stewart owes his
place to private intrigue, and was selected by
his masters because he is by nature fitted to be
a supple toot in their hands,—the next point
we come to, in Kenzie's defiance, and the first
tate hearing at all on any of the points at issue,
is an attempt to smooth over the extravagance
of their expenditures. And what is his ex.
planation? why, 'other Poor Houses have had
heavier expense. than ours' I could hardly
believe this, if I did dot see it before me.—
Kenzie must have a singular code of morals to
suppose it justifies a fault, that our neighbors
are guilty of the same. Yet he has actually
offered just such an excuse. Beside., 1
like to inquire if the most expensive c f those
'expensive and necessary articles of furniture'
were not fur the special use and behoof of the
Steward, instead of the paupers—articles
which the tcsmer Steward neither asked nor
expected, and therefore not necessary. Whose
fault was it that you 'had almost everything to
purchase for the support of the inniates,"as
well as for supplies the form 7' It is known here
I that Mr. Glasgow sold off the farm large quote
titles of stock, almost as soon as he was install
ed. Eves admitting for the moment, that
your statement is correct, I don't see that you
remove the difficulty ; for respectable familie,,
in the neighborhood, who had likewise every.
thing to buy have lived on less than half the
cost per head for keeping the paupers. At
$lO2 81. what it costa you to keep a pauper, a
family of seven persons would require consid
erably over $7OO a year to live upon ; whereas
in fact. the average income of such families is
less that $3OO a year. Tax payers think of
Finally, Kenzie tries to excuse himself for
the flagrant outrage of selling wheat sheep and
cloverseed to the Poor House. For the law
on thin pont, see the passage quoted above,—
Well, how does Kenzie try to creep nut of
this? Why strange to tell, he first falls back
upon the Auditors again—foolish man I not to
see that, instead of exculpating himself, he oz.
ly criminate. them. Then follows mace more
of his bopphilosophy; he intimates that former
Directors did the name thing with impunity.__
As a mere question of fact, it is undeniable
that among children bad example is ueual•
ly productive of bad actions. in others; but
among men, to plead the bad example of oth
ere ae an excuse,in, I think, unparalleled. .
have spokes, to Judge Brewster. of Shirley.-
burg, a former Director, and he affirms that
while he was a Director he 'ever sold a cent's
worth to the concern. If there are any other
ones guilty, let us know who they are, and they
shall be promply exposed. When Mr, Greene
says he implicates others 'not in justi
fication of violated law.' he tacitly admits
that be is without excuse for this part of his
conduct. He clings to the idea that it is not
from 'law-loving motives' that he has been de.
tooted and exposed. It seems hard for him
to believe that people can be earliest and sin.
core in calling him to account. When a man
has no integrity of his own, I suppose it is nat
ural for him to impute false motives to oth.
As to the motives of the Directors and oth
ers concerned, a good deal has been said. I
shall add nothing more. It has been my task
to deal with facts—stubborn facts. I would on.
ly remark here that between Baptist partiality
fur Baptist, and political bargain and sale prin
ciples, there are affinities enough between all
the rascals concerned in this scheme to rob the
county, to account for all their knavery. It
would be as unjust, however, to reproach the
other Apostles for the treachery of Judas Ina.
riot, as to cast blame on either the Baptist
denonination or the Republican party for the
roguery of a clique of religious hypocries and
a political black-legs who fur the time, e"aece
to disgrace the ranks of bath.
Citizens and tux-payers of Huntingdon
county, you have, before you the state of the
case. and have seen all that the Directori have
yet been able to say in their defence,—therefore
judge ye I had intended submitting so•re
marks upon the propriety of petitioning the
Court fora Committee of Visitation, but the
length of my communication renders it advise:
ble to withhold them for the present.
tier In contemplating the Democratic par•
ty an it now is, and comparing it with the •
Democratic party as it used to be, whither of
the time of Jefferson or of the time of Jade
eon, one is forcibly reminded of that famous
metaphysical pair of milk stockings whirl, by
dint of repeated darning had become entirely
worsted, without a single thread of milk lett. in
them. Very much the same is the present
predicament of that 'whit.), calls itself the
Democratic party. No pair of stockin,..
whether silk or of any other texture. was ev.
er put to such hard usage, to such perpetual
and consuming wear, as of late years the Dem.
ocratic party has been, As a natural cons,
quence, bolts have brOken out in every di*
rection. Them holes, it is true, have been
very diligently darned with whatever material
came readiest to hand—at a vast expense, tifo,
to the Treasury, the public expenditures hev
ing mightily increased under the operation.
Appearances have been kept up. The nut.
ward forms, the old mune, have been preset.-
wed. The stockings are still called silk, and
as such to a certain extent pass muster, or
have, till quite lately, with an undiscerning
and unscrutinizing public. But when we
come to examine them a little closely, how
email a modicum of the original texture or
even of the nominal material do we find left I
Without stopping to call attention to the
holes in the party which Buchanan .d To,
1 eey, old Federalists, and Stephens and Toombs
renegade Whigs, are now filling, how cow
! pletely it
. matter of principle and semi
meat has so - called Democratic party ceas• !
ed to be ail and become totally worsted ! It '
is allowed and even proclaimed on all hnnfla
by the organs of this party, that its salvation,
its continued existence, depends upon success
fully carrying out a swindle and a fraud, Its
members, or late members, are earnestly cull•
!ed upon to save the party by rallying all their
!strength to force the passage of the Senate
Leeompton bill. What a total departure from
every idea upon which the Democratic party
was originally based I rechnicalities and for
malities taking the place of the right of the
majority to govern, and fraud and force made
! the autherative basis of a State Constit., ...,
! and recognized by the Congress of the Un..i,.
States as of inure validity than the OM, • ..
the goveritd !
If such be in fact the condition upon whit It
alone the pretest Administration and its asp.
porters can for the moment maintain thine
hold upon power, then must their ultimate
downfall be speedy and sore. In the state of
society which exists in this country, there must
always he a Democratic part), not of the Too.
cey•Buchatian•Stephens-Toomint pattern, but
after the old fashioned style—n party mainly
made up of those who believe in the rights of
man and the doctrine of political equality.
And, if we can judge anything from the his
tory of the past, this party must always exer
cise a leading influence over the destinies of
the country. It does not by any means fol
low, because a few political leaders have tondo
up their minds to recognize Cotton as king,
that the muss Of the people of this country are
prepared to follow the example. So loog .
Cotton usa content to pass itself off as a gooil
Democrat, and to make up fur its plantation
tyranny over black men by a display of eta
treme zeal in behalf of the political and social
equality of all white men, Call. was freely
allowed that leading influence which it to now
seeking to abuse; hut it does not by any menus
I follow from this that Cotton will be indorsed.
not as equal and leader, but as king, lord nod
master. It is in vain to hope that a party
whose influential orators, without rehuloi or
contradiction from anybody on their own side,
not Content with cracking their whips over
negro., stigmatize the white laborers of the
• North as no better than slaves, can continue
for very length of time to be accepted as lead•
lent by those who are thus cruelly and con
! temptuously treated. Nor do we imagine that
even the forcing upon Kansas of a Constitu
tion and State Government abhorrent to the
great mass of the population would much
mend the matter. Cat any rational man sup.
pose that the spirit either of the people of
Kansas or of the laboring people of the States
generally can be to easily crushed 9 Let us
take the liberty to advise the n2aneuverers at
Washington that Democracy, though repudi.
ated and abandoned by its professed gnardi
an% cannot so easily be deprived of its lolled
tance. Already in fact, a really Democratic
party—a party recognising, as of old, the
rights of man, the equality of citizens and the
respectability of labor—is prepared to take
the control of our national • affairs—a Demo
cratic party in good earnest, not a mere sham
nor an empty name— ti party in competition
with which the miserable tricksters of the l.e.
compton school can not much longer succeed
in passing off their rotten worsted as real
Cosoacss.-•-In the SeLate the Pacific bill
was taken up and debated after which it wits
postponed until December next, by ayes 26,
noes 22. This disposes of it for the present
The Congressional Conference Committee
on the Kansas Lecompton State hill, met again
on Saturday, but did nothing, and nothing has
yet been accomplished towards so adjustment.
Mr. Stephens continues seriously ill. Mr. Hue.
ter adheres firmly to the Senate bill, and Mr,
English refuses to favor any measure which
does not provide fora fair popular vote on the
Lecompton em..tittition. Mr. Seward propo
ses that both the Senate and Hottse bill be
thrown aside and Kansas admitted under the
Leavenworth constitution. Mr. Dintutick of
Pennsylvania. (Lec..mptonite,) is seriously ill
and not expected to recover. Speaker Orr ex•
presses the opinion that thy Senate bill can
never pass the house unless the principle of
tl Crittenden amendmennt be incorporated
in it.
133 the State Senate, on Saturday, the report
of the Conference Committee on the Liquor
bill was agreed to by a vote of 19 to 8. The
bill Mr the sale of the State canals to the Sun•
bury and Erie Railroad Company was passed
6.11 y by 18 to 14.
The [louse concurred in the Senate amend•
'items to the bill for the sale of the State Ca.
mils to the Suubury and Erie Railroad Compri.
,ny, and the bill has been sent to the Governor
who will no doubt sign it.
The crevasse in the levee of the Mississippi
river opposite New Orleans still continues.
An express messenger has passed through
Louis, It is said, with instructions to Gen
eral Johnson not to commence offensive opera.
liens against the before the arrival of
tie• pence commissioners.
For the Journal.
Ma. Ent - row—Permit a friend of nfflicted
humanity to bring to the notice of the public
the Institution whose claims upon Christian
sympathy and benevolent co•operatiun are in.
yoked in a letter of which the following is a
copy received from the Superintendent, of the
Pennsylvania Training School for feeble Min
ded Children.
GettmArrowlr, April 13,1858.
Sint—l propose to visit the towns between
here and the Ohio with some of the pupils .of
the Institution which I superintend. for the
purpose of enlisting public sympathy and in
•terest iu our behalf. I shall hold public mee
tings and the children will exhibit their capac•
ity tio learning. If we stop at Huntingdon,
can you give us an audience that will pay our
expenses. We have done well in some places
in this vicinity and we are urged to go West.
Will you tell sir upon whom I may rely, at
Huntingdon, to create an interest betnre hard
and will you give me the names of your cler •
gymen and physicians told tell me to whom to
write. I thick you were here to see
sometime since. He is well cud 1 shall take
hint with me 1 want tti leave home in ten
days and 1 will thank you 10 write promptly.
Yours truly
-lusken PA.IBII.
Doctor Parrish, the writer of the above let
ter is the son Ot he distinguished Elector Par
rich— now deceased, of Philadelphia. lie de
serves the encouragement and support of all
good tn., in the effort he is making, to tunes
borate the condition of a class of the c 0..-
nity. who, until within a few years, have been
considered to be beyond the reach of mural
training, and have been given up by their
friends and the world to hopeless wretched
ness. The Institution in behalf of which an
interest is sought to be awakened has proved
th:s to be an entire mistake. It is in the howls
ut an association of benevolent gentlemen
who ought to be patronized and aided upon
the grounds both of Christian duty and• of in
it.... interest Every Christian heart will
l'eel its own reward in contributing to raise
lielplitits imbecility front a state of utter depen•
deuce to a amain. it comparative self sus•
taming usefulness. relieving friends from pain.
aid responsibilities and society from heavy
burthens. The object of this communication
is to cad the attention of the public to Dr.
Parrish's intended with his pupils, and to
bespeak fur him a favorable and cordial re
euption. 1 nave no doubt, that. the exercises
Ili his pupils will allied great gratification to
those who may witness them. Teachers ed
youth nod friends of education in any and ev
ery form ought, especially, to be present--
Mini/ is a phi in that prows nod gain. strength
by euitivwiom and there is no living being in
Mona. alive diet is so destitute of its germ as
to preclude the hope of warming it into life by
cultivation, if taken in thee, as, in the case o f
the vegetable plaint, the coil in which it lives,
must be manipulated and the weak parts
strengthened by the introduction of absent
elements—so in the case of mind the body in
which it germinated must undergo a system of
judicious physical training, by which the weak
parts are strengthened and the whole muscu•
ler power brought into healthy action. The
School in question is called a 'Training School
for feeble winded children' and its title is,
iii.some measure,. index to ita system of
teaching. The gymnastic exercises it em•
ploys in the physical training of the body may
be very advantageously imitated and combined
to a greater or less extent with all the system&
of mental training now in operation, and val
uable hints may be taken by teachers and pa
trona of education in general. for future one
from Dr. Parish's exhibition of his pupils and
his explanation of the principles be brings to
bear in bia process of developing their glim•
meting intellectual powers. How many bed.
tea fall a sacrifice to the ordinary means used
in the education of youth. M.
-- W.7ney
Read the following notice of this issue of
our Detector, front the editorial columns of
Forney's Press of April 15th.
'The I 1 ew semimonthly number for April
15th. of Peterson's Counterfeit Detector, pub
litlhed thin day, contains the list of thirty seven
new counterfeit bank notes, which have ap•
peered mince the issue of last monthly num•
ber. The best thing is to sobscribe to the
semi-monthly issue of Peterson's Detector,
and thus get it copy of it every two weeks. We
entice a new feature in the present number.
Thin is a page of information on finance, lo•
tally and generally, written expressly for this
work by one of the least visionary, best infor
med, and most able,experienced, and practi•
cal monetary writers in this country.
It will be continued in each number of the
Detector, and includes information on trade;
commerce, money, specie, stocks, bonds, banks
and railroads. We have rend every line of the
article, and are than assured of its merit and
The general contents of the work
are admirable, and every person engaged in
business ought to become a regular subscriber
to this Detector at once. Thu price of it Semi
monthly is only Two Dollars a year; or month•
ly, One Dollar a year.'
FLOUR.—There is no change to no
tice in the Flour market; *4 50.
CLOVER SEED —There is a steady
business to notice; 4.00;41,50 per bush.
RYE FLOUR —ls dull.
WHEAT.—Continuer limited; lac.
per. bush.
Star These Machines are now justly admitted
to be the best in use for Family Sewing, ma
king a new, strong, and elastic stich, which will
NOT rip, even if every fourth stitch be cut.—
Circulars sent on application by letter.
Agents wanted.
Every one has observed, with impatience,
the tediousness of ordinary writing, as comper
ed with the rapid play of the organs of speech,
and wished for sonic contrivance by which
the fingers could keep pace with the tongue.
Ponography accomplishes the desired object.
I• is written with an alphabet of the simplest
geometrical signs, which accurately tepresent
the sounds of spoken words. It may be writ
ten six times us fast as the ordinary longhand,
and is equally legible; and such is the simpli
city of the art that its principles may be easily
mastered, even without tht aid of a teacher.
"hod Phonography been known forty years
ago, it would have saved me twenty years of
hard labor."--Hon. Thomas H. Penton,
"ho the professional man ; and indeed to ev
ery one whose pursuits in life call upon him to
record incidents of thought, it is one of the
g . rvat labor saving machines of the age.--Judge
"Some of our students, not yet twenty years
of age, are making more money by Phouogro•
phic Reporting, thon the Principal of the High
School, after having given himself for more
oat' twenty years to his profession.'"—John S.
Hart, Philadelphia.
"I have used Phonography almost every day
for the past five years ; my sermons are written
almost exclusively in it I.l'. Cooper,
The "American Manual of Phonography,"
is the latest and hest work in exposition of the
system, being well adapted for study without a
teacher. On the receipt of 60 eta. is postage
atamps or silver, it wil: he sent to any address,
postage paid, by return toad.
Apr. 2 1 .58. CINCINNATI, O.
PUMA= alai/.
Mammoth and PM Pumpkin seed.—The
Mammoth or barrel is the largest and lost
Pumpkin that grows. 10 cents per paper. I'
sent by mail 13 cents. Pie Pumpkin is the
next best, price 6 cents per paper. If sent
by 'nail 9 eta. For sale at John Read's Drug
Store Huntingdon, and at Richard Starr's
Grocery Orbisonin, Huntingdon Co.
April, 21, 1868.-It.*
New Goods New Goods I
D. I'. fain bus just returnd from Philadel•
phis with the largest and most beautiful us.
sortment of
Ever brought to Huntingdon,
consisting of the most fashionable Dress Goods
for Ladies and Gentlemen, such as Black Silks.
and Fancy ' All WLoins,
Wool de OH colors)
Spring Detains,
ins, Chullie Detains. forages,(all
colors) Levens Cloth, Debaize, Alpaccu, Pop
line, Printed forages, Brilliants, plain and fig
ured, Ginghams, Lawns, and Prints of every de
ALSO, a large lot of dress Trimmings, Frin
ges, Antiques, Gimps, Ribbon, Buttons, Braids,
Crapes, Reed & Brass Hoops, Skirt Cord, Silk
and Linen handkerchiefs, Neck ties, Stock,
Zephyr, French Working Cotton, Linea and
C...tton Flom, Tidy Yarn, &c.
Also the best and cheapest assortment of Col
are, and Undersleeees, in town. ltor'd and
Plain Jaconet, Mull Muslin, Swiss, Plain, Fig
ured, Skirt Beltt• Marseilles for Capes, and a
variety of white goods too numerous to men
Spring and Tidbit Shawls, White DeWitt, for
Copes. Mantillas, lice.
Also, Cloths, Cassimers, Cassinets, Tweeds,
K. Jeans, Muslins, Cotton Drill, Nankeens,
Ticken, Table Diapers, Flannels, &es
Also, a large lot of Bonnets, Flat, flats, to.
Boots and Shoes, the largest and chea
pettassoryns!t in town.
WARE, Buckets, Tubs, Baskets, Churns,
Butter Bowls, Brooms, Brushes, &c. Carpi, ts,
011 Cloths, Fish and Salt, Sugar, Cuflbe,
Tea, Molasses, and all goods usually kept in a
country Store.
My old customers, and as many new ones ns
can crowd in are respectfully requested to come
and examine my goods
All kinds of Country produce taken in ex
change for goods, at the highest market prices.
1)A 1 /11.1 GWIBI.
April 21, 1858.
LADIES COLLARS, newe , t atylee in meat
variety at the BeNTROPOLITAN.
tension Skirts, for sale only by
Fiance & McMuirrnia.
SILK BONNETS of every variety and price
offering very cheap by
sIPLRNDID Line of Dress Goods, 01111 racing
140655 of all kinds, Berages, Chalys Lawns
Colored Brilliants, Chintaea,&c.. can b 5 found
BOOTS & SHOES, HATS & 104114, The
largest stock "ver brought to town, ere sell
ing very cheap by FIBIIE4 & McMunn..
SPLENDID RAG CARPET for 37i cts. per
yard at the cheap store of
& frichlunnu.
QPRING SHAW... 3 ape Mantillas of every
1.3 style at the TtinvnonoblTAN.
M ACKEREL of all Nos., Herring, A c ., can
be had of the best quality, by calling on
Frames kMc M emir.
arity of the Wigs and Toupees manufactured
by Mr. George Thorpland, No. 29 south Sixth
street, is the rich lustrous gloss of the hair,
rendering them to the eye and touch AO life
like an to make detection impossible, Mr.
'Miroland, whose long experience in thebosi
nets has made him justly celebrated, is an ar
tist of no little ability, and has perfected a
Wig. which for adaptation, ease and comfort to
the wearer, has never been equalled by any
other in the country. Our readers, who, need
the aid of foreign ornament, in this particular
should consult him.
formerly known as "SArros'a" take plea—
sure in announcing to their many friends, that
they have received a new and welt se lected
stock of Goods, which they feel confident will
satisfy the demands of the public, and will prova
nuexceptionable in lITYLII and QUALITY.
- .
The line of Dress Goode embraces
We been a fine assortment of Stu met Man
tillas, Shawls, Dress Trimmings, Fringes, An
tiques, Ribbons, Mitts, Gloves, Gauntlets, If J.
siery, Ladies' Collars, Handkerchiefs, Buttons,
Floss, Sewing Silk, Whalebones for Skirt!,
Reed Hoops, Brass do., Skirt Cord, Sc.
Amto—Tickens, Osnaburg, bleached and on.
bleached Muslim at all prices, Colored amt
White Cumbrics, Barred and Swiss Muslim,
Victoria Lawns, Nainsooks, Tarleton and many
other articles which comprise the line of White ,
and !domestic Goot's. .
We have French Cloths, Fancy Cassimares,
Sattinetis, Jeans, Tweeds, Cottonades, Linens,
Denims and Blue Drills.
of every wjety awl style. Also all kinds or
A good stock of
Wood and Willow-ware,
which will be sold CHI.
We slso deal in PLASTER, FISII, SALT,
and all kinds of GRAIN, and possess facilities
in this branch of trade unequalled by any. We
deliver all packages or parcels of Merchandise.
FREE OF CHARGE, nt the depots of the
Broad Top and Pennsylvania Railroads. ,
Como one, eome all, and be convinced that
the" is the place to secure
fashionable and desirable goods, disposed of as
the lowest rates.
Publisher's Prospectus
On the 3d of April, 1858, we begin, in con
nexion with Messrs. Littell, Son Si Co., Boston,
the New Seriett of the Living Age, issued week
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This work, which has aeon rot Myatt with uni
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637 Broadway, Now York.
Taming the most Wild, Viciou.
Unmanageable Horses.
As practiced by 31, ,J. S. Harry in Europe, nod
by myself at N 0.65 & 67 Watts St., Now York,
is creatig a complete revolution in the manner
of training the most noble of brute creation.
The public are aware of the immense excite
ment which now exists in all Europe, in conse
quence of witnessing these astonishing effect*,
produced by the will of man over the horse.--,
By this process, the wildest colt or the most
o nus h orse, o f any ago, may he subdued in a few
hours so as to obey the slightest worn or motion
of his master.
matter vicious or stubborn, he is sub
dued just as easy, and learns to obey in propor
tion to his intelligence ; and it is astonishing;
to witness his high degree of intellect when un
ker the complete control of anon. and when
once thoroughly trained ho never forgets it.
I will take the most unmanageable horse in
America , and in Bleats minutes will mike hint
lie down, and will handle him every way, even
put my head between his hind feet ; and in one
hour, will learn him so that a boy can handle
hits with ease, and he will then look with affec
tion instead of defiance on hie master, anal soon
will follow him anywhere.
By this process, he is completely broken of
fear of cars, umbrellas, robes, or any other ob
ject Many valuable horses have been ruined
from fright, and lives have been sacrificed to vi
eh us and unmanagaal le horses—in fact, noth
ing is more dreaded than an ungovernable horse.
I warrant this process sure in every case, I
have determined to keep the secret no longer,
as it bas hitherto been confined to the few horse
trainers in circuses in this country, but has ex
isted for centuries in Arabia. I furnish the
whole information in printed form, so clearly de•
monetrated, that any mad can practice it at
once without the least injury to himsdlf or horse,
and will send the same to Any address on receipt
of five dollars. It is the same that Mr. Horsy
is now sealing in England and France Br $5O.
I would respectfully say; that I cannot under
take to answer letters which do not contain the
above amount. H. 11. ARMSTHONO,
Apr. 14.18 .2.6. Neer Ten CM,