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Wednesday Morning, September 14, 1859.
PEOPLE'S STATE TIMM
TOR AUDITOR GENERAL
THOMAS E: COCHRAN,
OP YORK COUNTY,
FOR SURVEYOR GENERAL:
GEN. WILLIAM H. HELM,
OP BERES COUNTY',
People's County Ticket.
It. B. lIGTON, of Huntingdon Borough
JOIIN C. WATSON, of Brady Township.
HENRY T. WHITE, of On ;kin Township
AL P. CAMPBELL, of Union Township
POOR DIRECTOR I
WILLIAM MOORE, of West Township,
DTSTRICT ATTORN. :
JOHN W. MATTERN, of Huntingdon
SOHN F. RAMEY, of Huntingdon,
W. L.CUNNINGIIAM, of Clay Township.
ISRAEL GRAFFIUS, of Alexandria.
HENRY GRAFF lUti, of Porter township.
, Dublin tp., Chairman.
J. A. Doyle, Mt. Union.
Adolp. White, Oneida.
Jas. Baker, Orbisonia.
Benj. Hopkins, Porter.
John Garner, Penn.
L. G. Kessler, Pet. bor.
Wm. B. Leas, Sh ir. bor.
J. Brewster, Shirley.
R. Wilson, jr. Shay. Ck.
Henry Green, Tod.
Geo. Wilson, Tell.
:Sim. Wright, Union.
,!Henry Neff, West.
IJ. J. Patterson, W'mk.
S. Peightal, Walker.
WILLIAM H. WOODS
J. H. Kennedy, Alex'a.
J. B. Clark, Birm'g'm.
J. F. Wilson, Barren.
Ralph Crotsley, Cass.
E. B. Wilson, Cass bor.
Bend. Stevens, Clay.
T. T. Cromwell, Crom.
Geo. Tate, Carbon.
John Miner, Franklin.
J. Williamson, Hunt.
J. Flenner, Henderson.
J. Entriken, Hopewell.
W. B. Smith, Jacksdn.
Wm. Dean, Juniata.
Perry Moore, Morris,
Jacob Lutz, (ot
' , THE VOTE•»
Under this caption, that notorious sheet, the
Huntingdon Union, after trying in vain to ere•
ate the impression that our candidate, Mr Wig
ton, had voted for the repeal of the tonnage
tax, flies off on a tangent, and publishes some
garbled resolutions, which it asserts Mr. IV.
did vote for. Thus, when it finds itself brought
op squarely before a lie, like the wolf in the fa
ble, it cries out, 'it was some of your relations.'
Mr. Wigton thus nails the falsehood:
R. MI LTON SPEER, ESQ. ;
Sir :—ln your paper you have insinuated j
that whilst at Harrisburg last winter, I voted
to repeal the tonnage tax. You should have
known that the insinuation was not true, be- 1
cause that question was not before the body of
which I was a member ; and you know now,
that the nominating convention of my party
instructed me to oppose the repeal of that tax.
No gentleman would be a candidate for a par
ty if he did not avow his willingness to obey
those instructions and if I am elected I shall
certainly do so.
In your issue of last week, you publish Res•
olutions which were before the House of Repre
eentatives at its last session, and twoof the votes
given upon them. Intentionally or ignorantly
the whole truth is not told. Why a part is pub.
lished the impartial and candid may decide.
When those Resolutions were before the
House, it was openly charged, that they were
introduced for political purposes • I did not
believe that I had a right to waste the time and
money of the people, to play tricks to help poi
iticians. To test the truth of this charge
amendments were offered to extent the same
rule to other delinquent Railroads. I voted for
all those amendments;
and if they, and such
as were contemplated but were cut elf by the
call of the previous question bad been adopted
I would have voted for the Resolutions, even
although I did not think it necessary to pass a
law to compel the Attorney General to do that
which was his duly already if a corporation
had violated its charter. That officer was ap
pointed by our political opponents ; and he
should have known .d performed his duty.—
Nobody ever dreamed that the second resole.
tion was ictended to be passed icto n law. Ev•
ery year the State paya thousands et dollars of
old debts, and will not pay her poor laborers
who have been kept out of their money simple
interest ; and no man was dunce enough to
think that a law would be passed to give the
State power to collect sixty per cent. for a debt
which was then or soon to be decided by a
court of law. I would not disgrace myself and
an intelligent constituency, by consenting by
my vote to such a sheer waste of time, for such
purposes ; and I dare do what I know to be
right and leave my fate to honest men.
Those resolutions were finally passed by a
Republican House of Representatives; and
were sent over to the Democratic Senate, of
which .1. Simpson Africa, was an active officer,
and under hi; nose and in the power of his par
ty they have remained until this day ; and a
rote upon them was never had. Surely I am
not alone censurable.
You charge me with travelling with a free
pass on the railroad. Did you not know that
Mr. Africa did the same?
I demand at the hand of every truth loving
man the whole truth to be told, and VI am the
Injured by it I cannot complain. You say that
at the time I gave these votes I had a contract
to furnish a large amount of coal to the Penn's.
Railroad. If you knew anything about it, yen
knew I never made a 'contract with that road
to deliver coal; if you iid not know, sound log
ic will convict you of unfairness in either event.
Truth is said to be slow of foot, if you will
publish this I trust it will overtake the false
impressions which may have been made by
your article. R. B. WIGTON.
Iluntinpdon t Sept. 10th.
116 l Beware of the tricks of the Locolocos.
'they are becoming desperate, and will resort
Le an sorts of lies.
AS WE EXPECTED--BEAD AND BE
Two weeks ago we published an editorial ar
ticle in our columns, headed "The Sunday Law,"
in which we simply stated the fact that this
question would be sprung in our next Legisla
ture, and also took occasion in the connection
to give a caution or word of advice to the vo
ters of the county, in the selection of a Repre
sentative. We made no allusion to any garlic.
ular candidate, merely expressing a hope that
the people would use their best efforts to secure
the election of a man whose religious princi
ples were above reproach and could not be
doubted, over any one whose principles hong
loosely upon him, and who might not be above
suspicion. Of this, they were to be the judg
es. These remarks, had the effect of arousing
the virtuous indignation of our quondam friend,
J. Simpson Africa, Esq., the "Democratic" no
minee for the Legislature, who replied through
the columns of the Huntingdon Globe and the
Union, in an article, which, by actual measure
ment, was near a "link" in length, in which he
betrayed an over-anxious desire to smooth
down any feeling which might have prevailed,
owir.g to the writer's previous declarations, pub
licly expressed on the subject, which he has so
sanguinely attempted to deny. lie likewise
called upon us and intimated his purpose of in
stituting a suit of libel against 'us, unless we
should publish a card from him, expressing his
views in relation to the article in question. We
published his card, not through intimidation,
however, but a desire to deal fairly with all the
candidates, and as his "neighbor, and particu
larly as a religious man," who "would not wil
lingly permit my (his) aentiments to be mis
construed on these import ant questions." In
our comment upon his letter, we stated as our
opinion,that the tenor of it seemed to be an
evasion of a direct acknowledgment of the
Christian system. To prove that our opinion
had some foundation, we offer as evidence Mr.
Africa's own statement. What language can
be plainer or what clearer evidence could be
adduced than this
"I am as firm in-the belief of the existence
of a Superior Intelligen ce as any man can be
and would be the last to desire, vote for, or as
sist, in annulling any law, regulation or custom,
having the effect of preserving inviolate the
"I am willing to be measured by the defer
Words, in political times, are dangerous tools
to play with. We cannot and will not suppose
that, with Mr. Africa's well known precision
and profound tact, he has unintentionally com
mitted a blunder. We have charity enough to
credit him with believing what he says. He
believes in "a Superior Intelligence," and so
do the heathen ; and we have high authority
for asserting "the devils believe and Tremble."
"He would be the last to desire, rote for, or as
sist, in annulling any law the object of which
was preserving inviolate the Sabbath." We
submit to the candid reader that this is a re.
arkable assertion. The last "to desire" what?
He is certainly a better grammarian than to
have intended writing "to desire in annulling."
The last "to vote for' what 7 Not, certainly,
"to vote for in annulling." It must, therefore,
according to our idea of verbs, nouns and pre
positions, simply mean that he would be "the
last man to desire or vote.for any law having
the effect of preserving inviolate the Sabbath
day"! while at the same time he would he "the
last to assist in annulling" the same. This is
the only construction we can place on the lan
guage used, and we are 'roe to say the princi
ple it embodies is altogether consistent with
Mr. Africa's position on every other issue now
before the people of the county. He is and is ,
not in favor of the repeal of the tonnage tax, !
because he quite fully endorses the course of
both the Huntingdon Globe and the Union, and
I the one is in favor of the repeal of this tax and
the other opposes it. He is and is not in favor
of the reduction of the salary of Represents-
Lives—because ho now agrees to receive as a
salary if elected a Representative, two hundred
dollars less than any other member of the Leg
islature, but whilst a clerk in the Senate, pock
eted $lOO 00 snore than the usual pay of clerks!
And, with the construction which we think his
card in our last issue will bear, lie is and isnot
in favor of abolishing the Sunday Law. His
own language, we think, is abundant proof of
the third position.
In this connection, we wish to speak more at
length of the question of religious belief, which
has been sprung upon us. The gentleman has
invited a controversy on his religious opinions,
and we have no desire to disappoint him ; more
particularly as questions which relate strictly
to the Christian coinmunity, will be brought be
fore the next Legislature—for a seat in which
body Mr. Africa is an aspirant. It is therefore
a legitimate question fordiscussion at this ante.
What is Mr. Africa's belief? Ho tells us lie
believes "in a Superior Intelligence," and is
"willing to be measured by the Jeffersonian
standard." Tom Paine, Voltaire, and other
worthies of that scllool, when in the decline of
life, admitted a similar belief. But is it a doe
trine which a true believer in the Triune God
is prepared to admit as orthodox? What is
the foundation of true Christianity believe
in God the Father, God the Son, and God the
Holy Ghost." Is Mr. Africa willing to pro
claim this to the world as his solemn creed?
NO I He "is willing to be measured by the
Jeffersonian standard" ! And yet he can un
blushingly assert with all the eloquence of
wounded innocence, "henceforth any man who
proclaims me a disbeliever in the existence of
God, bears a lie upon his lips"!! ! What is
the "Jeffersonian standard" ? It is a belief in
the existence of "a Superior Intelligence," it is
true, but it is also a belief which strikes down
the very prop of the whole Christian system.
It is a belief which mocks at the Divinity of
"God the Son and God the Holy Ghost," and,
denounces the first as an imposter, a cheat, a
madman ; which robs the world of a Redeem
, er ; which scoffs at the whole scheme of sales
, tins, and treats the Word of God, as uttered by
Prophets and Apostles, as "cunningly devised
fables." A belief which, with the ancient .'ews,
cries "crucify him," when Christ says, "I and
my Father are one." "Ile who rejects me re
jects Him who sent me." Does he who de
flounces the rejecter of the second and third
persons of the Trinity, "bear a lie upon his
lips," when he says such one is a disbeliever
in the only living and true God? Do the Scrip
tures say so ? What mean those passages just
quoted ? Ah I rest assured they were fur ap
plication to those who are "willing to be meas
ured by the Jeffersonian standard."
It was not necessary fur Mr. Africa, after
this open declaration of his belief, to erect any
new plank in his "Jeffersonian standard," by
aiming a stab nt members of all religious do.
nominations, in saying, "I do not don the invul•
nerable garb of religion to hide my deformities
and conceal my short-comings, and by its pure
character ride into public favor." If there are
such men, why, in the name of common .sense,i
I not name them, if they interfer(with his elec
tion ? Why insinuate that all members of re
ligious denominations are hypocrites IA this
the "Jeffersonian standard" of fair dealing
We do not believe that the author of Mr. Af
rice's standard himself, would acknowledge it,
, although ho did insist on the impropriety of
"calling in foreign aid" on an occasion where
it was proposed opening a meeting with prayer.
Is it just to charge the "shortcomings" of the
few on the whole body ?
IBut we have no more space for this subject,
at present. Should it become necessary, we
may advert to it again. We are perfectly wil
ling to permit the people of this county with
this evidence before them, to decide who "bears
a lie upon his lips I"
We think it due, not only to the party whose
principles we advocate, but the honest portion ,
of our opponents, to place the candidates ask
ing their suffrages, in their proper positiontr,be
fore them. As to the ticket nominated by the
People's County Convention, we have already ,
spoken. The men on it are honest and cape•
ble, and we believe will receive a large major.
ity. Let us, for a moment, compare candidates
and platforms. For the Legislature, we have
R. B. Wigton, Esq., and J. Simpson Africa,
Esq., as candidates. This is an office, the du
ties of which are responsible—the acts of the
incumbent not only affecting the citizens of the
county, but the whole State. The faithful man•
ner in which Mr. Wigton has represented his
constituents, is a sufficient guarantee for his
future conduct, What are the influences which
surround J. S. Africa? his qualifications ? his
honesty to adhere to instructions? are questions
which demand an investigation. He is pledged
to receive, if elected, but five hundred dollars
of the seven hundred, which the members are
entitled to by law. Was Mr. Africa honest
wlien he made that bid for the nomination ?
It is asserted that at the very time he made it
he slipped a resolution in his own hand-writing
, into the hands of a member of the convention,
to be offered, allowing him to take the full sal
ary. As to the question of the repeal of the
tonnage tax, there is no mistaking the positions
of the candidates. Mr. Wigton belongs to a
party which, to a man, favored the sale of the
public works in order to deprive plunderers the
facilities they afforded them to amass large for- ,
tunes at the expense of the taxpayers, and
revel in luxury and dissipation to the disgust of
a moral community. The selling of t hese works,
has not abated this nuisance. The burthen is
removed from the shoulders of the taxpayers
and is now born by a corporation, it is true,
but the tyrnnical, domineering, stealing prin.
ciple, is still the same. If any portion of Mr.
Africa's party is opposed to this Railroad Cor
poration, it is because they do not find the
trough long enough for them to feed at. The
leaders and the majority of that party, howev
er, arc the servants of the Corporation—many
of whom bout the large amounts they made,
and the power they are able to exercise. To
this faction and to these men Africa belongs.
Is it not very certain that Africa will ho con
trolled by these men as was Dr. Houtz ? In
the hands of such, is he deserving confidence.
Before the close of this campaign, we shall
give a full history If the plundorings of cer
tain individuals ; of contracts on the Portage
Road, Penn'a Canal, and Railroad, &c., and
prove bow entirely Mr. Africa is controlled by
In regard to the Sheriffalty, it is a well
known fact, that the Locofoco candidate, G.
W. Speer, has been brought forward by men
who have 'axes to grind." Speculators who
lerow they can use him for their own purposes,
and in whose hands he would be a willing tool.
He is known to be incompetent—front educa
tion and principle—to discharge the duties of
this office, to the satisfaction of the people.—
But he suits speculators and should he he elect
' ed, will carry out their projecta better than one
who has honesty and capacity to recommend
Good Pay, Including Extras.
At the close of the session of the legislature
for 1858, J. Simpson Africa,Transeribing Clerk
of the Senate, received for his services, the snug
sum of $653 10, included in which are one
hundred dollars extra, voted to him by the leg:
islature, which he was not backward in receiv
ing. At the close of the session of 1859 he
received $657 10 for services in the same ca.
pacity. There is also included in this, she
sum of one hundred dollars extra. Tho two
sessions gave him the sum of $l3lO 20. He
does not seem to be much horrified at good
pay, when he receives it himself. Ifs certain
ly has no right to complain of Mr. Wigton tab.
ing the salary fixed by a democratic Legisla.
tore of which Dr. Houtz was a member, and
for which the latter voted.
The Union which has become another word
for falsehood and misrepresentation, insists
upon making Mr. Brown our next District
Attorney over Mr. Mattern, on the plea that
Mr. Matters "is no criminal lawyer." We
presume that the able writer of that article will
soon be constituted the solo member of the
" examining committee." Such profound rev
soiling and such powerful logic an he writes
weekly is too .:reat for us. Mr. Matters, we
are free to say, c ill fill that office much more
satisfactorily thou the former gentleman. No
person will deny that in ability, he is far the
superior of Mr. Brown, and he will not be
an officer who can be swayed by personal
considerations. If the voters of the county
wish an honest, capable and reliable man to
fill thin office, we say vote for John W. Matters,
A Word in Season,
Last week we published J. Simpson Africa's
card. We had in our previous issue asserted
that some one on the ticket of our political ad
versaries, did not believe in a God. For some
good reason, Mr. Africa knew we meant him ;
therefore his card. We should have been sat•
isSed to let his answer remain as the only proof
of the charge, if another card in the Globe and
Union did not demand furtLer notice. In the
letter which he published in his own party pa.
pers, he has manifested more boldness and
directness. The necessity for the two versions
we do not now see. We are content that he
shall have the advantage of both. We have
however a word to say as to our position.
It in wholly useless to detail all the idle gossip
an to Mr. Africa's notions about the existence
of a God. We wilt seek for noproof among the
young men, whose minds have been poisoned
by his itifidel errors. We have in our recollec•
tion a single scene, that will satisfactorily show
who and what we meant.
In the days of dark lanterns and American
success, political aspirants sought admission
into the American Order. A candidate fo(
admission knocked at its outside door and en d
te red the ante-chamber. Before he could learn .
its m yeleries, or be invested with its honors—
his honor and integrity mutt be tested, and its
forms demanded every candidate to answer this
"Do you believe in a Supreme Being, the
Creator and Preserver of the Universe, and
that an obligation at this time taken, will be
binding upon you through life ?"
That candidate would not answer that ques
tion. He would not say yes—and his case was
taken before the Council, and "take him away,"
was his sentence. Another and another effort
was made to get an answer to this question.—
Zealous for admission, he declared his belief in
a "Superior Intelligence," and was, at last, by
equivocation got past this demon of the three.
hold. He was admitted. How much he cared
about his Superior Intelligence was evident by
the way he treated his obligation. That candi
date who refused to answer the above question
was J. Simpson Afsica. Let him deny it if he
One question for our readers Will any bon
est man, wlio acknowledges the true God as
hie God, refuge to answer such a question any.
where? We leave J. Simpson Africa to the
bad eminence he has attained.
AFRAID OF THE DOCUMENTS I—Wa'learn by
telegraph from Washington that the Adminis
tration has given orders that documents issued
by the Republican National Committee, and
mailed under the frank of Hon. John COVODF,
and other Republican members of Congress,
shall not be sent through the mails. The
cowardly rascals I When it is remembered
that the pimp of J. 8., the notorious Beef
Bigler, and others of his stripe, have been fil
ling the mails with documents of all kinds,
suited to the taste of the powers that be, with
out any interference, this outrage will have a
double significance. Let them go on. There
is a day of retribution approaching, when these
gentry will feel the might that slumbers in a
freeman's ballot I
Tao KANSAS GOLD MINED, &c.—A special
dispatch says that the express, with Denve.•
City dates of the 24th ult., reached Leaven.
worth on the 31st. The 'richness of the new
diggings at the headquarters of the South
Platte is confirmed, but the prospects of profit
able mining were not flattering, in consequence
of the distant location, the roughness of the
roads, and the consequent difficulty of procu
ring supplies. Four quarts grinders were in
successful operation at Gregory Valley. The
express bought a large quantity of gold dust.
An Indian fight took place on the 13th ult., be
tween the Brule, Sioux and Ponces. Eleven
of the latter wore killed, and seven wounded.
B Cc!! ANAN REPLIES TC DOUGLAS.-A. private
dispatch to the NOW York Tribune says :
" Mr. Buchanan is preparing an elaborate
reply to the recent manifesto of Mr. Douglas
on Squatter Sovereignty, and has sent to New
York for Mr. James Gordon Bennett to aid
him in putting the matter in the hest form for
the public eye. It is on this business that Mr.
Bennett has been closeted with the President
daily, fur the last week. Mr. Brown, the clever
' gentlemanly editor of The Canal itution, has
also been detained here on the same business,
though he bad made arrangements for a brief
visit to the North." It is not stated whether
Mr. Becitanan will copyright his reply."
pfd' We have three d.ys later news from
Europe, by the Europa at Halifax. The Peace
Conferences at Zurich had made some further
progress, and would arrive at a successful con.
.elusion early in September. Sardinia refuses
to accept, even provisionally, the annexation of
the Duchies, without consulting the other
Powers, particularly France. The
BIM retain a firm attitude for national indepen•
dente. The affairs of the Duchies are to be
treated directly between the Courts of Vienna
and Paris. The Freud' and Austrian plenipe.
tentiaries have regulated the matter o f Lom•
Ber Later news has been received from the
Rocky Mountain gold diggings. In Gregory's
diggings some of the miners have penetrated
Through a strata or sulphate of iron, finding
rich dirt below. The gold discoveries on the
Colorado prove to be remunerative. Indian
depredations continue, and isolated parties of
miners are frequently cut off.
A political row has occurred in Leavenworth,
Kansas, in consequence of a Democratic pro.
cession attempting to pass through a Republi•
I can meeting. One person was shot ; and
several badly cut.
iiiirWe have received two more copies of
T. B. Peterson & Bros. cheap edition of the
Waverly Novels—the "Heart of Mid•Lothian,"
and the "Fortunes of Nigel." Either of these
books can be purchased for 25 cts. i or the
whole series foe 25,00. Bend for these works,
and get a cheap and good edition of Waverly.
Mt. In Col. Wharton's letter, last week, we
erroneously printed Auditor, for Coroner. It
should hare read—"l am heartily satisfied with
the ticket; from Mr. Wigton, down to Coroner."
Too TONNAGE TAX QUESTION.—The case of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania against
the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, to room ,
er the amount of Tonnage Tax due to the State
and withhold by the Company, was argued in
the Dauphin can't) , Court of 'Common Pleas
last week, and resulted in favor of the State.
Judge Pearson delivered an able opinion nn
Thursday, instructing the jury that the tax was
constitutional, and directing them to find for
the Commonwealth the full amount claimed—
over s9l,ooo—which was done accordingly.
He held that the proper parties to contest the
matter are those to whom the goods belong that
are afficted by the tax on tonnage. The Com.
puny having collected the tax, they were bound
to pay it over to the State Treasury.
RENEGADE YANKEES. —The Springfield Re.
publican says: R. Barnwell Rhett, of South
Carolina, the leader of the Nullifiers, was born
in Massachusetts, and changed his name from
Smith to please his rich father.in.law. Horace
Maynard, of Tennessee. the uncompromising
hater of the North, was born of poor parents
at Westboro, graduated at Amherst, and went
South to" teach school." Slidell, of Louisiana,
was a Yankee, and Hammond, of South Caro.
lina, was born of New England parents. In
fact the moat outrageous Southern demo
/goes were " raised" in the North, to adopt an
i f ° r e d s i s a i u o T n o o
n o of
editors,t lir present m os t home. e .
who think they can't be too hot to please
the children of the sun.
VERMONT Evea TRUE.—The annual 'elec.
tion for State officers and members of the
Legislature took place in Vermont last Tues.
day. Hiland Hall, the present Governor, was
voted for by the Republicans, and John G.
Saxe, by the Democrats.—There was no min•
soul interest manifested. According to the la•
test accounts, the vote for Governor in 17 towns
stands—for Hall, 12,814; for Saxe, 5123. The
same towns last year gave Hall 11,405. and
Keys 5168. Hall's gain, therefore, over last
year's vote in these towns, is 1040. Returns
trom 165 towns give the Republicans 144 Rep.
resentatives, and 17 Democrats. Well done,
NS. The Nashville Union ban received the
entire vote of Tennessee, official and reported,
the returns front thirty-two counties being un
official. The fooling ions follows:—For Harris,
76,262; for Netherland, 68,156; Harris'.majori
ty, 8103. The aggre:ate vote of this year
reaches 144,421, being 13,436 larger than that
of two years ngo, and 4606 larger than that
cast in the Presidential election of 1856.
Gov. Harris' vote is 5084 larger than it was two
years ago, and 2624 larger than Buchanan's
in 185 G, while Netherland's is only 1981 larger
than Filmore's in 1856, though it is 8352
larger than Hatton's two years ago.
11V^The Locofocos, we see it stated, have
organized a secret movement to get out their
vote at the October election, and thus steal a
march upon the Opposition. The only trouble
is that the party is so far gone in a galloping
consumption that it has not many votes to get
out. Still it would be well for our friends to be
prepared. Let us make it a point to poll every
one of out. votes, and then the secret organi
zation plan of the Locofoco politicians will be
sure to fail in the accomplishment of its object.
Star Of the seventeen Democratic candidates
for the Legislature in Philadelphia, about one
half, according to the Press, a Democratic or•
gun, are ram sellers; of another, the Pass is
gratified to say that there is uo chance of his
election; of another. that "he is the same can.
dilate who was defeated at the last election;"
and of the District Attorney, that ho was our.
ted some years ago "on account of alleged
frauds in certain of the election districts."—
TRESPASSINO.—Abort five hundred illegal
squatters are on the lands belonging to the
Kaw Indians in Kansas. The subject of pre
venting intrusion of this character, which ex
tensively prevail, occupies the attention of the
Commissioner cf Indian Affairs, who contem
plates the initintion of such measures as will
at least lesson if not altogether remove these
abuses, so dangerous to peaceful relations with
the Indians, and from which the United States
are bound to protect them under existing trea
CAMP JUNIATA.—The work goes bravely on.
.We learn that Gen. Patterson, of Philadelphia,
the oldest Major General in the United States,
with his staff; nod Gen. E. C. Williams and
staff, of Uarrisburg, will be present as Review
ing Officers. The famous brass cannon cap.
tared at Cerro Gordo in Mexico will also be on
the ground. The committee having the matter
in charge are hard at work petf,cting arrange.
meats to accomodate all that may come.—
Lew iSiOW7i Gazelle.
A MARBLE SARCOPHAGUS for the remains of
llet.ry Clay, has just been completed in l'hila
dolphin. It is designed for the monument
now erecting in Lexington, Kentucky. It is
cut from a solid block of marble of the shape
of a coffin, and the interior is of sufficient size
to admit the leaden case containing the re
m3ins of the deported statesman. The out
side of the sarcophagus is beautifully carved
with appropriate emblems.
Weir The Concord, N. H. Standard, says the
Concord clique" are bold in their assertion
that they will oppote any candidate nominated
at Charleston for the Presidency, unless it be
Douglas or Franklin Pierce. It is said that
Mr. Pierce is quite confident that he or Doug.
las will get the nomination, if things are
FROST IN AUOUBT.-01.1r exchanges are
already doleful with accounts of damage by
frost seine of the cold nights of last week.—
The greatest damage appears to have been in
Wisoonsig, so far as wo have heard. Corn is
nipped, bean leaves killed, buckwheat tops cut
down, and in some cases tomato and cucumber
vines done for.
A REBUFF.—Barnum is said actually to
have offered Mr. Spurgeon, the celebrated
English Baptist preacher, $lO,OOO a year to
come to America and make a lecturing tour.
Mr. Spurgeon replied by writing simply "Acts
xiii, 10," and sending it to Barnum. The
verso reads thus. "0, full of subtlety and all
mischief thou child of the devil, wilt thou not
cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord 1"
larThe St. Joseph Free Democrat is out
for a free•labor mass convention of all the anti•
slavery men in Missouri. The object is to or.
ganize a thorough Slate system, with State,
county and other committees. If this convert.
tion be held, slavery is not long for Missouri.
Sir The County Tickets will be ready next
On Tuesday Sept. 6th, by Rev. G. Van Arta
dales, Mr. John Blair Moirow to Miss Hackie!
Y. eldest daughter of James H. Rodgers, Esq,
all of Blairs Mills, Huntingdon co., Pa.
On the 30th ult., by S. Wright, Esq., Mr. J.
Thomas Coder to Miss C athnrine S. Butngarte
nor, all of Union township, Huntingdon Co.
On the 30th ult., by Jambs E. Glasgow, Esq.
in Scottsville, Mr. Isaac Ashton of Cassville
Borough to. Miss Judia Maria Taylor of Case
township, Huntingdon Co.
In this borough, on the 9th inst., Mita, wife
of Nicholas C. Decker, aged about 35 years.
Nervous Diseases Controlled and
Of all the various ills that detract from the!
enjoyment of human life, most -of them may be
traced to a disordered condition of the nervous
system. The horrors of Epilepsy, or Falling
Sickness, arise in most cases from this cause.
Our readers may remember, on several occa•
Mons before, we have alluded to the wonderful
cures, or modifications of Fits, made by the
Vegptable Extract Epileptic Pills, invented
and prepared by Dr. Seth S. Hance, of 108
Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Md. IVe feel
fully satisfied that these Pills have cared some
of the most stubborn cases of Epilepsy, as
well as the milder forme of Fits, such as severe
Cramps, Spasms, hr. We now record the
fact, that persons will find these Pills equally
efficacious in curing every form of nervous
debi lit) ;—no matter whether manifested in the
acute and excruciating form of Neuralgia, Tic
Dolomitic, or Nervous Headache, the misery of
Dyspepsia or Indigestion, the sufferings of
Rheumatism or Gout, the melancholy halluci•
nation of depressed spirits or hysteria, their ef.
fects will be equally happy and certain.—
Persons in the country can write to the inven
tor, and have the medicine forwarded to them
by mail. The prices are, one box, $3; two
boxes $5; twelve boxes $24; and sent to any
part of the country, free of postage. Direct
your communications to6writ S. HANCE, 108
Baltimore street, Baltimore, Md.
PHILADELPHIA, September 14. 1859.
FLOUR—Superfine. per barrel, $4 60(a15 00
11 Extra " " 6 2565 40
family " 6 60to G 50
Wheat—red, per bushel, I 15(ip, 20
11 White " 1 20@ , 31
Oats It 35
CI overseed $5 50Q3 25 per 64 pounds
Timothy seed, $l,BO to 2 00
Flax, per bushel $1 70
H untingdon & Broad Top Railroad.
Passenger Trains Arrive & Depart as Follows:
Fof Hopewell and intermediate Stations, leaves
at • - - - • 7 40 A. M.
Returning arrives at Huntingdon at 12 33 P. M.
For Saxton and intermediate Stations, leaves
at • • - • - 5 00 P.M.
Return ng arrives at Huntingdon at 8 311 "
J. J. LAWRENCE,
Huntingdon, Sept. 12. Superintendent.
ORPHANS' COURT SALE.
By virtue of an order of the Orphans' Court
of Mercer - county, there will he exposed to
sale et public auction on the premises, on
Fri-lay, October 21st, 1859, at 12 o'clock,
the following described real estate, viz:
156 ACRES OF LAND,
Situate in Mil'creek township, bounded on the
North 'by land of Joseph Russell and others,
East by land of Levi Milner, South by land of
Beni. 'Thompson, and West by Burrows and
Borland? late the property of Caleb Corbin,
Termv—One.third in hand, and the balance
in two equal annual payment; with interest
From confirmation of sale.
Administrator of a Corbin, dec'd.
Mil(creek, September 14, 1859.—1 t.
NOTICE TO SCHOOL TEACHERS--
Five School Teachers Wooled,—
The School Directors of Carbon township, will
meet in Minersville School House, on Solar.
day, September 24th, for the purpose of em•
ploying teachers to take charge of the public
schools of said township, for the coming win.
tcr. A salary of 535 will be paid Ibr No. I
certificates, in full; $3O for No. 2, and $25 for
N 0.3 and under. No. 2. By order of President.
C.W. MOORE, Sec.
Coalnaont, Sept. 14th, 1859.-2 t.
ESTATE OP J. A. HALL, DEC'D.
Notice i s hereby given that Letters of Ad
ministration on tho estate of J. A. Hall, late
of Huntingdon Borough, dec'd., have been
duly granted to the undersigned, to whom all
persons indebted to said estate will make pay
ment, and those having claims or demands
against the same will present them, duly an•
thenticated, for settlement.
LUCINDA C. HALL,
Huntingdon, Sept. 14th, 1859.—Gt.
T ViL&MER le CO. I
MARKET STREET WHARF, PHIL'A.
Dealers in Fish, Cheese & Provisions;
Have constantly on hand an assortment of
DRIED AND PICKLED FISH, &e., viz:
Mackerel, Shad, Salmon, Blue Fish, Herrings,
Codfish, Beef, Pork, Lard, Shoulders,
Hams, Bides, Cheese, Beans, Rice, 3:c.
Sept. 14, 1859.-3 m.
Valuable Farm at Public Sale.
Will be exposed to public sale, on the premis-
Friday, the '2lst clay of October next,
the valuable farm, known no the Bowman Farm,
situate in Dublin township, Huntingdon coon•
ty, one mile north of Burnt Cabins on tho pub
lic road leading from thence to Huntingdon.
This farm is well watered, with n never•failing
Branch of Tuscarora Creek running through
it, having thereon erected a large two story
Dwelling House, double log barn,
„ Tenant House, out buildings, &c.
The farm contains about At
171 acres, 149 perches, and.loll.
allowirice, portly limestone, with fine limestone
quarries—of which, eighty acres are farm land
and thirty meadow ; balance well timbered,
with two extensive apple orchards—is admira
bly adapted to raising stock•—and within a mile
of a good market for grain and stock.
Tiro situation is beautiful and on the line of
the Sherman's Valley, or Pennsylvania Pacific
Railroad, now being constructed, which is ex
pected to be the groat line of communication
between New York and the South West.
The owners having removed to the West
when young, are determined to sell. Atten-
dance will be given and terms of sale made
known on day of sale by
NATHANIEL K. BOWMAN,
SAMUEL E. BOWMAN,
DAVID PORTER BOWMAN,
Or by Jamison Kelly, their Attorney in fact.
gigg-W. S. Morrow, tenant on the premises,
or Jamison Kelly, Burnt Cabins, will give in
formation of the premium.
Aug. slat, 1809.-ta.
TAGGART & ARIVO
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Family Sewing Machines!'
NO. IoN NORTH EIGHTH STREET,
These Machines were awarded the first pre
miums at the Lancaster end Montgomery
County Fairs (the only fairs at which they
have been yet exhibited) in competition with
the Wheeler & Wilson, Singer, and other ma
chines, and are offered to the public with con—
fidence as being the cheapest and hest ma
chine in the market. They are none in exten
sive use and have met the unqualified appro
val of all who have tried them. They are
strong and simple in construction, and are not
liable to get out of order, as an examination
will fully satisfy every. one. They will do as
great a variety of work, do it as well and do
as much of it as she high priced machines can
FAMILIES, TAILORS & SEAMSTRESSES
Will find these machines adapted to their wants.
They will sew fine or henvy goods of every de
scription with equal Vacility. For Quilting
purposes they are unequalled. By n simple
adjustment of the tension, u stieh is mad*
which gathers beautifully. The stick is the
Double Lock Stitch, strong and elastic, and
will not unravel or draw Ole goods when washed.
The thread is used from spools of arty size,
as purchased at the stores, without re-winding.
Instructions in operating the machines given
to purchasers. Each machine is accompanied
with directions, which are very explicit, and
contain all the information necessary to 4. p
TAGGART & PARR,
No. 103, North Eighth Street, Phfin.
ISirWe would refer to Gen. S. Miles Greeu,
Barre Forges, and
WM. BREWSTER, Agent.
Sept. 7, 1859.-Iy. Huntingdon, Pa.
The undersigned will meet the teachers
and school directors in their respective distriuta
as indicated in the following table . :
Carbon September 10, at Coalmont.
Porter & Alexandria, Sept. 12, at Alexandria.
West, September 13, at Petersburg.
Walker, " 14, at MeConnellstown.
Juniata'd, ffenderacM, Sept. 15, at Huntingdon
Brady, September 16, at Mill Creek.
Oneida, " 17 , at Donation .
Shirleysbutg, Sept. 20, at ShirleysVg.
Barree, September 22, at Manor Hill.
Jackson, 23, at McAlavey's Fort.
The hour for meeting at each of the above
places, will be 9 o'clock, a. tn. Teachers are
requested to be punctual. A. OWEN,
September 7,1859.-3 t. . Co. Sept.
11359.-DEY GOODS FOR AUTUMN.-I BIS
Full stoca of SILK GOODS,
Full stock of STAPLE GOODS,
Full stock of FANCY GOODS,
Fashionable FALL SHAWLS,
65 -TLOTHS, CASSIMERS & VEST INGS,
Blankets, .Quilts, Table Linens, j.c.,gfp
EYRE & LANDELI,
Fourth and Arch Ste., PIELAD'A.
N. B.—Black Silks, Wholesale, at low rates.
lEir Bargains Daily from New York Auctions.
Sept. 7th, '59.-3tn.
n RPH ANS' , COERT SALE.
V VALUABLE REAL ESTATE
NEAR HUNTINGDON, PENN'A.
In pursuance of Orders of the Orphans' Court
of the county of Huntingdon, the Tracts of
Land, &c., hereinafter described, situate in said
county, will he exposed to public solo on the
On Thursday, the 29th day of September, 1839;
as the property of John Ker, late of said emit.
ty, dec d., to wit :
1. All thartract marked (A) in the diagrams
annexed to the return of the Inquest, contain.
ing 237 acres and 130 perches, it being the
Mansion Farm of said ilec'd. About one half
of this tract is cleared and under cultivation;
about 40 acres of which is meadow. Running
water for cattle, &c., may be readily introduced
into almost every field upon this farm. There
are upon it a two story frame dwelling house, a
large brick barn and other buildings. Also, a
good apple orchard.
2. All that tract marked (C) in said diagram,
containing 237 acres and 68 perches, and called
the Moore Farm. Somewhat snore than half
of this tract is cleared and under cultivation, a
fair proportion of which is meadow. On ao•
count of the nearness of these two farms to the
borough of Huntingdon, and the large quanti•
ty of meadow upon each, they would be well
suited for grazing or stock farina.
3. All that tract marked (D) in said diagram,
containing 185 acres and 132 perches ,• about
one half of this tract is cleared and under col•
tivation, and has ther2on erected, two tenant
4. MI that tract marked (E) in said diagram,
containing 214 acres and 87 perches; about
100 acres of this tract are cleared and under
cultivation. No buildings thereon.
6. All that tract marked (G) in said diagram,
containing 119 acres; woodland.
6. All that tract marked (K) in said diagram,
containing 87 acres and 147 perches; wood•
7. All that tract marked (L) in said diagram,
containing 148 acres and 83 perches; wood
8. All that tract marked (M) in said diagram,
containing 117 acres and 147 perches; wood•
9. An undivided interest in Milnwood Acad
in Dublin tp., the extent of which interest
will be made known on the day of sale.
10. All that tract marked (13Yin said diagram,
containing 203 acres and 39 perches, and called
the Leffard or Spring Douse Farm ; about one
half of this tract is cleared, and has thereon a
dwelling house, saw mill, and an excellent spring
of water. To be sold as the real estate of
Joshua W. Ker, deed., under his last Will.
11. All that tract marked in said diagram
with letter (F), containing 170 acres and 124
perches, and called the Creek Farm ,• about 80
acres thereof are cleared, and a dwellinghouse
I thereon erected ; the uncleared part of this
tract is heavily timbered. To be Sold as the
real estate of Henry Xer, dee'd., under his
All these lands, except Milnwood, lie in one
body near the borough of Huntingdon, and will
be sold together or separately, so as to snit
purchasers. TERMS.—One third of the put•
chase money to be paid on confirmation of the
sale, and the residue to be payable, with inter
est, at such times as may be agreed upon on
the day of sale. The unpaid purchase money
to be secured by Bonds and Mortgage,
Sale to commence at 10 o'clock on said day.
Attendance will be given by
DAVID S. KER, Trustee.
August hlst, 1859.
sirßlanks of all kinds for sale at the Sent'
nal office .