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Wednesday Morning, September 21,1859.
People's County Ticket.
B. B. WIGTON, of Huntingdon Borough.
JOHN C. WATSON, of Brady Township.
HENRY T. WHITE, of On Aa Township,
M. F. CAMPBELL, of Union Township
WILLIAM MOORE, of West Township.
JOHN W. MATTERN, of Huntingdon.
JOHN F. LIMEY, of Huntingdon.
W. L. CUNNINGHAM, of Clay Township
ISRAEL GRAFFIES, of Uexandria.
WILLIAM H. WOODS. Dublin tp., Chairman.
J. H. Kennedy, Alex'a. J. A. Doyle, Mt. Union.
J. B. Clark, Birm'g'm. Adolp. White, Oneida.
J. F. Wilson, Barret). Jas. Baker, Orbisonia.
J.Vandevander, Brady. Benj. Hopkins, Porter.
Ralph Crotaley, Cass. John Garner, Ponn.
E. B. Wilton, Cass bor. L. G. Kessler, Pet. bor.
Bend. Stevens, Clay. Wm. B. Leas, Shir. bor.
T. T. Cromwell, Crom. J. Brewster, Shirley.
Geo. Tate, Carbon. R.Madden, Springfield.
John Kiner, Franklin. B. Wilson, jr.Shay.Ck.
J. Williamson, Hunt. Henry Green, Tod.
J. Flenner, Henderson. Geo. Wilson, Tell.
J. Entriken, Hopewell. Sim. Wright, Union.
W. B. Smith, Jackson. Henry Neff, West.
Wm. Dean, Juniata. IJ. J. Patterson W 'mk.
Perry Moore, Morris. IS. Peightal, Walker.
Jacob Lutz, (ot Jacob) Shirley.
Tickets !
The tickets are now ready for distribution.—
Call ar.d get them, friends.
He Retracts.
The editor of the Union, in his last issue,
says "we have never charged Mi. Wigton with
having voted for the repeal of the tonnage
tax" I I This is quite a novel method of talc.
fug back insinuations which, it is well known,
have beer. thrown out by the Union, from week
t, week. Will not some honest soul exercise
a little watchfulness over the Union's inexperi•
enced youth.
Will he stand It ?
"We think there is but one paper besides the
Press professing to be Democratic, that does
cot support the State ticket. Forney and his
immediate followers 7 :ed but cu other dip and
o little wool to make good Republicans. '
We take the above Spear thrust from the lest
Union; it is intended for "ye Globe man."—
The question now is,—will he stand it? We
shall see. We think it will ruffle the Bantam's
feathers a little, especially as the Union adds,
"the sooner the Republicans get them the bet
ter for the Democracy."
Cheering Prospect.
The news received from all parts of the coon
ty is of the most cheering character. From
present indications we think we may safely say
the majorities for the People's State and Coun
ty Tickets, in Huntingdon county, will range
from six to nine hundred. The people are be
coming fullifaroused to the importance of get
ting up a good old.fashioned majority for the
whole ticket ; and we say to our foes, you
will hear thunder in this "neck of timber," next
October. There Is no nse in the Locos whist.
ling to keep up their courage ; Salt River they
are bound to navigate, and go they must, and
go they will.
Freemen of old Huntingdon ! rally I One
more blow for Freedom and the Right.
"Strike for your altars and your fires,
God and your native land!"
County Treasurer.
The Union, of last week, appeals to the vo
ters of this county to support Mr. Jacob Miller,
for this office, because he is 'an old gentleman'
whdee "present circumstances appeal to the
people with peculiar force." We are free to
say Mr. Miller is a "good, and honest citizen,"
"an Israeliteln whom thereto no guile," buthe
ban always been a most bitter party man—nev
er, we believe, having voted anything but the
clear grit Locofoco ticket ; carrying this prin.
ciple, as we know, into practice, even in the
moat insignificant borough elections. The Lo
cofocos have had repeated occasions of giving
Mr. Miller au "evidence of their confidence,"
but, they have never seen fit to improve them.
lie was an applicant for the office of postman
ter at this place, and his "circumstances" ap
pealed with as "peculiar force" to the people
then, as they do now, but his claims were over•
looked, and instead of giving him the sinecure,
one was appointed who, in the language of a
cotemporary, was better fitted for cutting cord.
wood and loading stone than handling letters.
if we have principles that are worth anything,
we should support them. And we here say,
fearlessly, that any man in our party who votes
against Mr. White on the ground above indica
ted,ia not a loyal party man, and should forever
atter be treated as a traitor. It is a presump
tion which the Union alone could be guilty of,
of &Abut for totes for Mr. Miller, from our par
ty, atter it. oa, party has seen proper to throw
Ills ...board. Shame' Mama
Another Mare's Nest.
The Huntingdon Union of last week exhib
ited that peculiar boldness and smartness for
which it has become distinguished I by charg•
ing upon Mr. Wigton, our candidate for the
Legislature, the henious offence of voting for
The indefinite postponement of the bill offered,
making the marriage of whites and blacks il
legal, in this State. It'goee into a lengthy and
labored article, denouncing that which every
sensible man in Pennsylvania has ever and
does now oppose. It sets up a man of straw,
to prove how dexterous it is in knocking it to
piece.. It forgets to mention, however, that
this bill, about which it makes so much ado,
was the creature of its own political leaders,
introduced for the purpose of making political
capital, and that it was met and sternly rebuked
by a Republican House—by "postponing it in
definitely." We think, with the members of
the last Legislature who voted for the indefinite
postponement of this clap -trap, that it would
have been an insult to the intelligent white free.
men of Pennsylvania, to suppose they had so
far degenerated, become so degraded, so loose
in their morals, as to make a restraining law,
in this particular case, necessary. No such law
was ever before considered necessary for the
people of Pennsylvania ; the common sense of
our Legislators repudiated the idea of offering
such an open, direct and monstrous indignity
to the morality and intelligence of their con•
stituents. But it has been left for the astute
editor of the Union to offer the insult. If
there is a white man or white woman in this
Commonwealth so lost to decency and self-re
spect, as to marry with a black, such man or
woman we consider no better than their black
companions, and it is a blessing to the comma.
nity that they thus place themselves outside
the pale of respectable white society. If men
who cry so loudly for the passage of a law of
this description, do it for the purpose of re• 1 1
straining their own inclinations, and placing
a barrier between their appetitiss and their self.
respect, we advise them to remove at once to
the "Old Virginia Shore," where they may give
free scope to their passions without an act of
Assembly ; but do not, we pray you, outrage
our moral community by asserting we are all
like yourselves, and require such a law, or that
Madan Snow Flake or Julianne Jonsing have
the same fascinating charms for us that she ex•
ereises over you.
We are very certain that there is not an Op.
position voter in Pennsylvania but will see
through this whole scheme, and treat it as it
deserves—with an indignant frown.
The ass's bray of "amalgamation,' is simply
ridiculous. We do not hesitate to say that the
sentiments of every Republican in the United
States are opposed to anything of the kind.—
No Republican, and no Abolitionist, even, that
we have ever seen, desires to bed and board
with negroes. Such charges entenate only
from little-souled and gullible dunces.
This once hated ism has now become a sync,-
nym for Northern Democracy. One short year
ago and no Democrat in good standing sopoor
as to do him reverence. An avowed Douglas
man, was looked upon by National Democrats
as a bastard, as a Black Republican in disguise
as a disorganizer, a heretic, an accursed anom•
sly. But now how changed! since the venera
ble J. B. has positively declined to permit his
name to be used in connection with:the Chief
Magistracy for the campaign of 'GO, the little
Giant is looked up to by partizan demagogues
as the most available, the most suitable and
the most orthodoxical of all Presidential aspi
rants. New merits are being discovered in
him every day, and men who one year ago,
scouted his Democracy, now toady to his office
dispersing prospects. We are not aware that
Douglas has changed in this interim, and De•
mocracy, we are told, never changes, and yet
these late antagonistic elements have come to•
gether, have fused, and . are now like apples
• floating down the stream of time in delightful
harmony. Well, "the longer a man lives, the
more he finds out." Some opposition politi•
cians were weak enough to suppose that the
Democratic party was about to split upon prin.
ciple, and that we should be able to make an
easy conquest of the divided factions, but the
fallacy of their hopes is now too apparent.—
The only principles which animate the breasts
of the "unterrified" are the spoils and plunder
of accomplished victories. The banner under
which they flea is a matter of no moment, and
the principles inscribed thereon, if called Dem
ocratic, will rally the whole host. The freedom
or slavery of Territories, the sovereignty of the
people or of Congress, the opening or closing
of the slave trade, weigh nothing in the scale
against the spoils of office. Douglas is stump.
ing Ohio, not for Ranney but for himself.—
He treats solely upon National Politics, upon
squatter sovereignty. He tells the people they
shall be perfectly free to regulate their own
domestic affairs in their own way, it they will
only elect him President. He packs tons of
documents through the mails, and he writes
for popular Magazines to mystify his doctrines
and the doctrines of Democracy. He is the
most politic of Deniocratic politicians, the most
successful demagogue, the most unreliable
of Democratic aspirants for the Presidency.
He is more of a Federalist than Buchanan and
has ten times his energy and force of charac
ter, and at the s me time he is more danger
ous, because more powerful. His Administra•
than, if he should be elected, will not be imbe•
cite, but reckless, profligate and Anti Republi•
can. Fillibusterism will be one of its chief
characteristics, and rapine and plunder of our
weak neighbors, one of its prominent aims.—
"Manifest Destiny" will be one of its mottos
and national dishonor its end.
Goon News FKOM MAINE I—An election for
Governor in the Slate of Maine occurred a few
days ago. The candidates were Morrill, Re.
publican, against Smith, Locofoco, and, as far
as heard from, Morrill's majority is 8,801. In
the same towns, last year, Gov. Morrill's ma.
Rrity was 6,712 st owing a net gain for the
Republicans of 2,089. The whole vote will
reach nearly 100,000, and Morrill'a majority
will exceed 11,000, and may possibly reaeh
12,000—the largest majority ever given for
the Republican ticket. The Republicans have
elected thirty out of thirty one Senators, and
nearly three fourths of the Representatives in
the Legislature. Well done for mainel
What Locotocohnt has Done.
The Locofoco party in Congress voted for
the annexation of Texas and involved us in a
war with Mexico, for the purpose of enlarging
the area of slavery.
They passed the odious Fugitive Slave Law,
because southern Locolocos demanded more
security for their niggers.
They repealed the Missouri Compromise and
revived the agitation of the slavery question,
at the demand of the south in order that terri
tory, once concentrated to freedom, might be
cursed with slavery.
They tried to enslave Kansas, and enact
ed scenes of blood, rapine and arson and ti
sally passed the infamous English Bill, in
order to bribe her into the talon its a slave
state, or punish her if she refused.
They have time and again, deafeated the
Homestead Bill, the object of which was to
grant actual settlers a limited quantity of the
unoccupied lands of the West, thus showin,
themselves the avowed enemies of the poor
white man.
They have caused the Government to deport
from the ancient landmarks, reared by Wash.
ington and Jefferson, have misinterpreted the
plain teachings of the Constitution and submit.
ted every department of the Government to
the dictation of the slave power.
They have, by a wreckleu prodigality and
• system of political favoritism and public
plundering destroyed the credit of the country,
increased the national expenditures to nearly
$30,000,000 annually, have drained the tress•
ury of a surplus of some $30,000,000 and
borrowed $40,000,000 more to save the govern.
meat from bankruptcy, within two short years.
Such is the fearful record, which the demo
cratic party has made and on which they will
have to stand or fall. Lel the free people of
the North examine the long catalogue of
crime and then consider whether or not they
will support such a party and help to elect men
to office, sehc will directly carry out such meas.
Our State Ticket.
Do our friends realize that it is only three
weeks to the election ? The time in slipping
rapidly away, and an yet but little has been
done. If anything is to be done, it most
be done soon. We hare a watchful and
wily enemy to fight, ant it will require all our
vigilance to keep him under.
The significance of the present contest lies
in the fact that its result will be taken as an in•
dcx of the fight in 1860. It may be that the
result will not be a 'air index of what is to fol•
low; but it will be so regarded. The party
that carries Pennsylvania in 1859 will be con
sidered able to carry it in 1860; and the par•
ty that can carry Pennsylvania in 1860 will be
able to decide the Presidential contest. Neith
er party can succeed without this State.
Our friends will see, at once, from these pre
mines, that the whole Presidential contest hing
es on the result in Pennsylvania this full. If
we carry the State, as we are able to do on a
lull vote, it gives no, not mersly the power of
deciding the Presidential contest itself, but of
deciding who our Presidential candidate shall
he. The Republicans of other States will defer,
in that event, to the judgment of those who
have the control of the battle ground—who are,
as the French say, masters of the position.
Much of the responsibility for the result, this
year, will fall upon the Republicans of the
strong Republican counties. The close coun
ties will be well contested, as usual ; but in thb
counties with decisive majorities, the natural
tendency will be to indolence and supineness.
Assuming that there is not much directly at
stake, our friends are apt to forget or overlook
the more important risks directly at issue. It
is against this we are now essaying to warn
The predominant desire in the heart of every
man in the ranks of the opposition in this State
is to overthrow the present corrupt administra
tion and put one more worthy in its place. To
accomplish this each man in those ranks would
go through almost any labor and endure almost
any hardship. Let us assure them that the first
and decisive step towards accomplishing an end
so desirable is to be taken this fall. If we elect
our State ticket this year, the work of 1860 will
be more than half done I if we. fail, much that
is already done will be neutralized,
We appeal, therefore, to every opponent of
the administration, to go to work at once and
unite with his neighbors and friends in accom
plishing all the work needed to bring out a full
vote this year. Huntingdon county is under
pledge to give a lousing majority to the State
ticket, and it behooves us to redeem the pledge.
Friends ! see to your districts, repectively,
without further delay.
A Small Matinees
The unanswerable letter of Mr. Wigton ad
dressed to the nominal editor of the Hunting
don Union, which we published last week, has
proven clearly the utter want of truth which
characterizes that editor. It is a fact worth
considering, that not one of the chargea of pre
varication made in that letter against the edi
tor of the Union, has been squarely met or fair
ly answered by him. Instead of confining him.
self to an answer, and endeavoring to clear the
record which stamps falsehood upon him, he
bends his enormous energies to the task of mu
tilating Mr. Wigt,m's letter, so as to convey
the idea that Mr. W. .as no scholar. We have
only to say, that an exact copy of the letter fur
' nished to the Uhion, was handed us by Mi. W.
and which we printed verbatim, as it appeared
in our last issue. We have it now in our pos
session, and we will agree to forfeit one reputa
tion as an honorable editor, if it contains the
least error as printed in the Union. Any hon.
eat man can be convinced by calling at our of
fire and seeing it for himself. Let the public
note this scurvy trick of the accomplished -
of the Union.
Ifir•Ex-Gov, David R. Porter, of Harris.
burg, has been elected Vice President of the
Sabine end Rio Grande Railroad company,
and designs leaving for Team, in a month or
two to enter upon the duties of his office.
Dr. Baartnarrit, of pill celebrity, is a Dont.
°cretin candidate (or the next Legislature in
the Seventh Senatorial District. Gen. George
P. Morrie its hie pppooeet.
The doctrine that a man who quibbles about
recognizing the Supreme Ruler of the Universe
as his God, would be a fit one to trust with re
ligious matters.
That a man who can fearlessly break a col.
emn oath, would have any conscientious !tem
ples about abolishing our Sabbaths.
That a man who denounces the members of
religious denomination' as hypocrites, would be
the one to uphold them 'in a pinch."
That a man who has belonged to every po'
litical party of the day, is a fair representative
of that jewel consistency.
That a man who occupies both sides of the
fence on every political issue, will not deceive
The Slave Trade.
"Occasional," of Forney'. Press, adds his
testimony to that of Senator Douglas, in regard
to the prosecution of the African Slave Trade
on oar Southern coast. The former person
"I repeat upon the moat distinct authority,
that the traffic le now vigorously prosecuted,
and that lutudreds of Africans are being landed
on the Southern coast.
Owing to this state of things, the Adminis•
tration have enured it to be ostentatiously an.
nounced that a coast guard is to be established
from Charleston to New Orleans, and that a
part of the Paraguay fleet will be sent into the
gulf for the purpose of enforcing the law. Dep
uty marshals are to be stationed at all the avail
able points from Charleston to Mobile, so that
you see a conflict is by no meass among the
In the face of these declarations there ate
demagogues, in the north and south, unprinci•
pled enough to pass the whole affair off as s
joke. They will find it s serious matter enough
before they are through with it.
ifirAccording to an Official return of the
Austrian Government, just published, the total
less of the army in Italy in killed. wounded and
prisoners, was 1,164 officers, and 38,300 men.
*Er The 3d number of Petersons' com•
plate and cheap edition of the entire writings
of Charles Dickens, to Le completed in twenty
eight weekly parts, at 25 cents each has been
ber number has been received. It is published
at 598 Broadway, N. Y., by the Cosmopolitan
Art Association, every three months, at 50 do.
a number.
Lanus' 110M11 MAGAZINS.—The October
number of this excellent publication in on our
table. Thin is one of the best two dollar mag
azines published. Send two dollars to T. S.
Arthur, r,23 Walnut St., Philad'a., and try it
for o, a year; and we are persuaded that you
will continue taking it.
GODISY'S LADY'S Boox.—The October num
ber of this monthly, is now before us. It fully
sustains its unsurpassed good reputation.—
" Wai;ing for the Verdict," is a master-piece
engravir4 ; the fashion plate is beautiful ; and
the reading matter is good. Those who have
not got the work should send $3 to L. A. Gcvleh
323 C hesinut St., Philad'a., and try it.
It .Kennedy's Bank Note Review is now
before us—published at Pittsburg, monthly, at
one dollar a year; and semimonthly, two dol.
tars a year. This is one of the best and most
reliable Detectors that we are acquainted with.
He has albo issued the fourth edition of the
Book of Descriptions. It is said to be very
complete. Will you please send us a copy.
SW - The Boston "Olive Branch and Atlantic
Weekly" is one of the best Family Papers pub.
lisped. It contains solid and brilliant editor'.
ale on all the live subjects of the day. Its lit
erary ability is everywhere acknowledged ; and
it is full of thrilling Tales, sparkling Sketches,
accounts of Travel and Adventure, Wit, that
cuts like a razor, 'and Rumor that overflows
with laughter, and makes lean people fat and
jolly, the choicest Poetry, the cream of the
News, bundles of family Receipts, Agricultural
informrtion, Prices of Produce, Cattle Market
Reports, dc.
Henry Ward Beccher's sermons aro reported
weekly. These are worth double the price of
the paper, which is only $2 per year. Address
Olive Branch Office, Boston, Mass.
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Dr. Smucker has evidently prepared this
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stir- There will be two storms this fall—the
equinoctial, and the storm of overwhelming in
dignation which will greet the Locofoco
dates, the 2d Tuesday of October.
sirAn arrival from announ
ces the assassination of a daughter of General
Oeffard, the President of Hayti, an event which
had very naturally caused much excitement in
that capital.
*if'An extend re conflagration at Chicago,
on Thurseay night last, is said to have des'
troyed property to the amount of half a million
of dollars, with insurance to half that amount
in New York , and New England offices.
LAasn tIELD.—The editor of the York
County Sim:says: " We planted in our garden,
the past season, three large sized potatoes, of
the California mercers, from which we raised
and took up a yield of about 150 good sized
potatoes, measuring nearly a bushel.
NEW JERNEI , —The Republican and Amer.
ican Conventions. at Trenton, New Jersey, on
the 7th, united upon the nomination of
CHARLES& OLDEN, of Princeton, for Governor.
Mr. Omar is stated to be an Old Line Whig
and a strong candidate.
*®`The Houston Telegraph, a Democratic
paper in Texan speaking of the election of
Gen. Houston, says: "We are now pleasantly
located on the banks of Salt River, that famous
place for retrieving broken political fortunes.l
The fact is, old Sam is elected, and he can't be
euchtle oat of his Governorship in any way
but by sending him to the Untied States Sen
116r-The Missippian saye that the agitation
in favor of the repeal of the slave trade law is
confined to no political party nor class of our
citizens, but is fast becoming the popular sen
timent of the Southern people. "The sooner,"
it adds "our Nothern fellow-citizens are con
vinced of the fact, and make up their minds
to accede our just demand, the better for the
peace and prosperity of our political union."
A FAMINE 051050 THE Beans,—The fact
that an unusually large number of bears have
muds their appearance in many sections of
Pennsylvania, this season, has heretofore been
referred to. There is said to be little or n 6
mast in the mountains this season. The con
sequence is that bears are becoming excee
dingly troublesome in the settlements. They
have come down from their retreats in the
mountains, and are playing sad havoc with
corn fields, cattle and sheep.
Ur Senator Douglas is killing himself oft;
politically, as so many of his predecessors have
done, by writing letters. One of his latest is
addressed to Lucy Stone, in reply to one from
her inviting him to be present at a Woman's
Rights Couvention, which convened at Chicago,
lest Monday. The Little Giant assures Lucy
of his undivided sympathy in her endeavors to
obtain fur women the liberty of govern ing them
selves in their own way—subject only to the
Constitution of the Uuited States I
*le` Twenty•six clergymen, of Philadelphia,
Episcopal, Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist,
German Reformed and Dutch Reformed, have
united in an address to "Christians of all de.
nominations," in which they propose that the
first Monday in October next be set apart as a
day of special prayer "that God would grant
that his believing children may be made per
feet in one, and that by the operation of the
Holy Ghost, all Christians may he so j Dined
together in unity of spirit, and in the bond of
peace, that they may be an holy temple, Sc.
Ceptable unto him."
WPMr. Greeley, while in Utah, attended a
sale of mules by the government. They were
sold at about onelialf what they were worth, to
speculating friends of the administration, he
cause they were nobody else there to buy them.
jiad they been taken to California, to sell, the
government would have saved largely by the
opperation, but then those "friends" would not
have made the handsome thing they did. An
other economical operation of this economical
administration is refer.] to by Mr. Greeley.-.
The Government pays its favorite contractors
eleven dollars per bushel for men in Utah, while
it could have been bought there for $2 per
bushel. These are the kind of achievements
we have in the Mormon war--the chair part of
the war seeming to be an attack vEdm the
U. S. Treasury.
tar The Democracy of New York had a
beautiful "row" at their State Convention,
held at Syracuse, on Wednesday last. In the
effort to organize they broke up into two separ
ate bodies—the "Sods" composing one, and
the "Bards" the other. Two Chairmen were
appointed, ono of whom, a Mr. Stryker, was
knocked from the stand, Fernando Wood
headed the "Hard" wing, and such men as
Capt. Rynders, the Benicia Boy, and other
noted prize fighters, flourished conspicuously
on the occasion. The "Bards," being in the
minority, wanted to send double sets of Del..
gates to the Charleston ConventiOii, pursuant
to Mr. Wise's advice. Finally, most of the
Delegates from tne Wood Convention deserted
and joined the Sorts, and the happy family
went through with their work of forming a
State Ticket, and closed by a sort of peace.
making all round, and adjourned amid great I
Ser Mr. Senator Douglas has written the
following letter to Mrs. Lucy Stone, which is
made public through the columns of the Bath
(Maine) Sentinel :
Washington July 14. 1859.—Mrs. Lucy
Stone : Dear Madame—Your kind letter of
the Bth instant, wishing me to be present at a
convention of the ladies of the Northwest, to
be convened at Chicago on the 12th of Septem
ber next, to devise meausures for the promotion
of the happiness and protection of the inter
eats and rights of the female sex, has just been
laid before me. You are right dear madam,
when you say I take deep interest in all that
concerns the ladies of our great and glorious
country, and I need not now, after so many
years of faithful labor in the cause of Popular
Sovereigsty, assure von that you have, in your
endeavors to obtain the liberty of governing
yourselves in your own way, subject only to the
Constitution of the United States, the full con
fidence of my undivided sympathy. I regret,
dear Madam, that buieness of great impor
tance will prevent me from being present at
your convention.
I hare the honor to temain,&c.
SA. B'oooLsa.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10.—General Scott left
here this afternoon for New York, and will
sail in the steamer of the 20th, for the Pacific.
The present delicate and complicated state of
affairs at San Juan. growing out of Gen, liar.
ney's movements, require great care and cau•
firth on the past Of our government, to prevent
a collision.
The President, in conferring with General
Scott in regard to the matter, suggested the
the propriety of sending some one there who
was less impetuous and more prudent than
General Harney. Gen. Scott at once informed
the President that he would go, and that as
soon as his instructions were prepared, he
would be ready to start.
The instructions were partially prepared and
considered in Cabinet council to-day. They
will probably be completed tomorrow, end for
warded immediately to New York. The Ad
ministration received some aditional advicea
from General Harney, brought by the Star of
the West. There had been no material change
and matters remained in static quo.
pained to learn that Hon. John Scott, former
ly a Representative from this county in the
Legislature, committed suicide by hanging him.
self, on Monday, the 12th inst. Mr. Scott was
elected to the Legislature in 1832, and served
one term; and was afterwards chosen at a ape.
cial election in January. 1858, to fill the vacan
cy in the same body caused by the death of J.
B. Backhouse. lie was a very amiable and
worthy man, clearheaded and well informed,
and made an excellent member. He was also
a very useful citizen, and was very highly es•
teemed wherever he was known throughout the
county. Last year, some time after his return
from the Legislature, he showed a slight ten•
dency to insanity, or rather monomania, which
continued until his death. His Elollolllllllilt,
however, was of a harmless kind, and no steps
were taken to restrain him. It was doubtless
a fit of despondency, induced by his morbid
state of mind, that led him to the act of self.
destruction.—lillsburg Gazette
ter t gang of villains have recently been
detected on the Ohio and Mississippi Rai,road,
whose object has been to throw the passenger
train from the track for purposes of plunoier.
They were discovered by two detectives, who
played the part of miscreants, and permitted
them to go so far as to place a log and chain
across the track, in s piece of woods, and near
an embankment and ditch. The arrangements
were made by the detectives to arrest the lea.
der of the gang, and it was . well done. The
train stopped suddenly, and the officers sprang
from it and took their prisoner. Had the plan
not been frustrated by the action of the deter•
tires, a slaughter of innocent passengers would
have taken place. The persons on the train
were anxious to lynch the arrested culprit on
the spot, but the friends of law and order had
the pleasure of finding their wise counsels pre
The Vcnango County Fair will be held on
the 21st 224 and 234 days of Septeml er..—
The Emelton (Venango county) Fair will ha
held on the last two days of September and first
day of October. The members are making
extensive preparations fir the exhibition.—
The Crawford County Agricultural Fair will
be held on the 14th 15th and 16th of Septem
ber. et Meadville, The Fair at Conneautville
(Crawford county,) will be held on October
sth 6th and 7th. The Mercer County Fair
will be held on the 28th and 20th of September.
The %Vest Greenville (Mercer county) Fair
will be held on the 20th, 21st and 224 days of
September. The Lawrence Connty Fair will
be held s!, the 20th, 21st and 22d days of Sep.
tombs., The Clarion County Fair will be held
on the sth, 6th and 7th days of October. The
Butler County Fair will be held on the 27th
and 28th days of September.
SERIOUS AFFRAY.—On Saturday evening
last, a serious affray took place in the borough
of Prospect between John S. Fairman, and
Alex. Gallaher. There was a military parade
in that place on the day named, and the par
ties had several disputes during the course of
the afternoon. In the evening they wero near
Bailey's Hotel, when, Fairman picked up a
stone and struck Gallaher on the head, inflict
ing n severe wound and knocking him sense
less, and as some say, fracturing his skull.—
The injury is considered to be
,of a dangerous
character. Fairman was arrested and is now
in prison to await the result of Gallaher's inju
ries.—Buffler Herald.
)-We learn from the Mount Vernon Rec.
ord that the work of putting Mount Vernon in
good condition has been fairly begun. Since
the first of July, workmen, under the superin.
tendence of a competent gentleman, have been
busily engaged in repairing out houses, tracing
and cleaning up the old and almost forgotten
paths, and fortifying in some measure the sa
cred spot against the ravages of decay. The
Record also states that $15,000 of the fourth
and last instalment for the purchase of Mount
Vernon has been already paid to Mr. Washing.
ton, leaving only about $30,000 to be paid to
complete the purchase.
TUE KENTUCKY HoOatOP.—The Louisville
Courier gives the returns of the hogs assessed
in the State for the present year embraces all
the counties but eleven. The report last year
embraced all the counties but two. They were
Marion and Harlan, neither of which have
reported this year, and the comparative returns
of this season with last embrace all but nine
counties, as follows:
Hogs assessed in 1858 1,069,892
Hogs assessed in 1859 1,309,492
Increase this year 89,600
Eit;mated ineresse in nine counties n;900
Total increase this year 54,600
Reynolds, a colored man, and by profession a
whitewasher, yesterday eat ninety large peaches
on a wager. He was fifteen minutes doing it
—The wager was $25, he rose from the repast
apparently refreshed, ar.d resumed his artistic
vocation, amid an enthusiastic cheer of a large
and enlightelied concourse of his fellow citi.
tens. Hereafter ho shall be known among
men as Old Peaches"—a title as distinguish
ed as Rowan Citizen once was.—Cleveland
dolphin Bulletin says: "The diminution of tho
Pennsylvania State debt progresses quietly and
steadily at the rate of about $1,000,000 per
annum. Tho interest is paid ieguarly with-
out borrowing or the slightest financial diffi
culty, and we mention the fact to remind our
readers of the ;beneficial effect of the publio
works, about which interested parties made
such a clamor. In getting rid of those public
works the Commonwealth threw off the heaviest
load it had ever been called upon to bear.'
Tue TRUTH AnsurrEn.—The Richmond En.
quiver knocks the underpinning from Northern
Democracy in this style:
"No Black Republicans contemplates inter
ference with Slavery in the Stem"
The whole cry of the Union savers North is
that the black Republicans, if they get in pow.
et will make a ferocious attack upon the South
and spirit away all their niggers. How are
the doughfaces to supply the capital than 80
ruthlessly swept away from them by the Enqui
rer ?
Sir October's frosts will blast the hopes of
Isocofbcos in the "Old Keystone Stets"
requires great coolness and experience to steer
a canoe down these rapids, (the Saut St. Marie,)
and a that time before our arrival (writes a
correspondent) two Americans had ventured
to descend them without boatmen, and were,
consequently, upset. As the story was reported
to us, one of them owed his salvation to a
singular coincidence. As the accident took
place immediately opposite the town, many of
the inhabitants were attracted to the bark of
the river to watch the etruggles of the tinfov
tunnte men, thinking any attempt at it rescue
would be hopeless. Suddenly, however, a
person appeared roshing toward the group,
frantic with excitement. "Save the man with
the red hair 1' he vehemently sheeted land the
exertions which were made in consequence of
kis earnest appeals proved successful, and the
red-haired individual, in an exhausted condi
tion, was safely landed. ." fie Owes MB nigh ,
teen dollars," said his rescuer, drawing a long
breath, and looking approvingly on his assts.
tants. The red•haired man's friend bad not a
creditor at the Sant, and, in default of a cora
peting claim, was allowed to pay the debt to
natal e. "And I'll tell you what it is,stranger,"
said the narrator of the foregoing incident,
complacently drawing a moral therefrom, " a
man 'it never know how necessary he is to
society it be don't make his life valuable to his
friends as well as to himself."
KirOur farmers are busy plowing and sow.
New Advertisements.
1 1 10 R SALE.—TiIs Two FnAux
& Broad Top Railroad, near the Depot. The
purchaser to remove them before the Ist of Jan.
nary next. Inquire of . .
Sept. 21, 1859.-3 t. • • S u p'
From the Quaker City Publishing Houso I
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revised—now ready for distribution. Superior
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1 Valtit;ble Gifts worth from 50 cts. to $lOO,
GUARANTEED to each purchaser.' $lOO,-
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within the past six months—slso,ooo to be dis
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Sept. 21st, '59.-2m.
By virtue of an order of the Orphans' Court
of Mercer county, there will be exposed to
sale at public auction on the premises, on
Friday, October 21st, 1859, at 12 o'clock, 51.,
the following described real estate, viz :
ACRES OF Lab, — •
Situate in Millcreek township, bounded on the
North by land of Joseph Russell and others,
East by land of Levi Milner, South by land of
Benj. Thompson, and West by Burrows and
Borland; late th e property of Caleb Corbin,
Terms•—One third in hand , and the balance
in two equal annual payment; with interest
from confirmation of sale.
Administrator of C. Corbin, dec'd.
ifillcreek, Septem ,, er 14, 1859.—5 t.
Five School Teachers Wanted.—
The School Directors of Carbon township, will
meet in Minersville School House, on Satin ,
day, September 24th, for the purpose of em
ploying teachers to take charge of the public
schools of said township, for the coming win
:er. A salary of $35 will be paid for No. 1
certificates, in full; $3O for No. 2, and $25 for
N 0.3 and under No. 2. By order of President.
Coalmont, Sept. 14th, 1850.-2 t. Sec,
E STATE OF J. A. HALL, DECD. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Ad
ministration on the 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 au
thenticated, for settlement.
Huntingdon, Sept. 14th, 1859.-6 t.
Dealers in Fish, Cheese & Provisions;
Have constantly on hand an assortment of
Mackerel, Shad, Salmon, Blue Fish, Herrings,
Codfish, Beef, Pork, Lard, Shoulders,
Hams, Sides, Cheese,Beans, Rice, &c.
Sept. 14, 1859.-3 m.
Valuable Farm at Public Sale.
Will be exposed to public sale, on tbo prowl&
es, on
Friday, the 2181 day of October fled,
die vs! farm, known as the Bowman Farm,
situate iu Dublin township. Huntingdon coun•
ty, one mile north of Burnt Cabins on the pub
lic road leading from thence to Huntingdon.
This farm is well watered, with a never-failing
Branch of Tuscarora Creek running through
it, having thereon erected a largo two story
Dwelling House; double log barn,
Tenant House, out buildings, &o.
The farm contains about Mk
- 171 acres, 149 perches, and.lua
allowance, partly 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 p a good market for grain and stock.
The situation is beautiful and on the lino of
the Sherman's Valley, or Pennsylvania Pacific
Railroad, now being constructed, which is ex•
pected to be the great line of communication
between New York and the South Weet.
The owners having removed to the Weet
when young, are determined to sell. Atten
dance will bo given and terms of Bale made
known on day of sale by
Or by Jamison Kelly, their Attorney in fact.
serw. S. Morrow, tenant on the premises,
or Jamison Kelly, Burnt Cabine, will give in•
formation of the premises.
Aug. 31st, 1869.—ta.
logistic Balt.
This celebrated medicine is for solo at the
Smith's Drug Store. For all inflammatory di
seases it is a certaiu cure. Get a box ano try it,
who are afflicted.
For mile at Smith's Drug Store, !lumi°a.
den, l'a.