The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, December 23, 1858, Image 2

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THPRDAY, DEC. 23. 1858.
ir? c °ia£»»n to QJ, oar rule for s/lreT
kSnS,B2^S ,Ir T. I^5 .? i:i V aa ' ;lTi3ce ’ or *
MftWß-pwwn*. It u therefore c«el«K for all *u-:ii to Mud
otferiiig to pay at the eca of three or *ix
Where adtt rUMaenre areaceasanauieJ with the
3KSL?j£ t ? r .. ( f‘ ; ’ fi /- «■w* will gire the
Mtwtlfu toe foil Irccefit of rz&u.
MwUihgAgtnti 113 li'ixiaa street, Stw York, *od
10 SUto Street, Boston, are tfos Agents for the Albxma
MrSmiHj and the moa*. iaSoeatial and largest circulating
tbe Uttilcd States'and f 1 •**
ars iirtfaariisil to contract £>r cs at oar ralct.
Ajb Offer.
Apiy -lady or gentleman who will com-'
poK slid send in to this office, anaccepta-
Npiir, Year’s Address for onr Carriers,
previous to Thursday evening next,
shall be entitled to and receive a copy
each, for one year, of any two periodicals
• nowpubliahed, which they may select.—'
Here’* a chance for some of our poets.
It.—-By request, we gfte place
on oar firstpegetoa eeimon delivered in
the ;Pr&byterihn ' Ohurch, jin this place,
bn Sunday week, by A. B. Clark,
nod wehope itwULbeveadby every per*
son intowbosc hands onr paper may fell.
It will serve to give those wbohave read
of and admired the conduct of Buth to*
ward bbr iuqther-in-law, Naomi, a more
correct .view ;,of the Causes which influ
enced her choice. ‘We think the publica
tion of a serbsoh, occasionally, productive
of pneh jgood, as a clims.ofperaons may
jtm readiedwho do not attend upon
divine'services, but who, if they can be
induced to jread a sermon, might be in
fluenced (d Attend npOQ ; So
we hope. . ; ■
Ti« T<?li»iAO* Tax.— ln another col
umn of to-Ay's paper, we publish an ar-‘
tiele oq/tins subject from the Cambria
Trtyw,tot which wc invite the attention
of mtr Vfßpdmrs, hoping they will pome it
carefully, and weigh impartially the ar
foments therein advanced. No question
wiU come before the Legislature, this win
ter, which is of more interest to the peo
ple living fdpng the line of the Pennsylva
nia Bail Boad, therefore -wc desire that
every person should fully understand it
and fepvak one tiieir sentiments. If they
tlunk it juft that the shippers and consu
mere rending along this lino of the pub
lie improvements in - onr State should pay
1300*000 a year more of thb taxes than
those residing along other lines, all right;
we will try to bear our part, although wc
dp<sounderprotest. The bugga-boo rais
ed by those opposed te the repeal of this
tax, to the effect that the Bait BCad Com
pany would not reduce their nites ion
fretgbt,in the. event of the repeal nf the
Us, has po foundation in fact. Should
the tonnage tax be taken off, and the rates
.'of fire^t?“s®*
dependent oftbothere mill tax, the increas
ed amount of Ipcti trade which would there
by be secured; would swell the income
of the - Company to such an extent as
to vender ah increase in those rates no
pbject. It would ho to the advantage
iof the .Company to carry freight at the
lowest possible figure, for the reasons that
an increase in tho amount of freight to be
carried would yield a heavier income than
an increase, in the rates charged thereon,
which would cause a decrease of the amount
to be shipped. Bead the article from our
jiame-sakcand make up year verdiot. I
Efxiqious Toleration.— Full ri
gteos liberty in Denmark has been gram
qH'disscnten. They can form associations,
% ohboae weir paators, lopcn chapels, hold
periodic*! meetings, make proselytes, with
TO .restraint or hindcrance by the Govern
ment. The character ]of citizen is made
wholly distict from that of believer. The
members of the Diet and public officers
ace* not subjected to any test whatever;
they heed , sot belong to a, particular
mat- The Mount Vcrnonr fund, to re
deem the homo of the Father of his Coun
try, is faat increasing. Two payments,
one of $lB,OOO, and the other of $57,000,
have been made, and the remaining $125,-
000 ,will be collected in the thirty States,
which is about $l,OOO to a State. Men,
Women and children, corporate bodies and
public school#, the young and old are wel
comed, as contributors, and their names
onrolled<tn therbooks of the Association,
.and will be prewired at-Mount- Vernon.
Novel Bsugxols Movement.—lt is
statedtbat the religions revival has oaosed
» cord proceeding stthoWeat A num
ber of prominent laymen lure organized
themselves into an association sailed the
“ Fljing Artillery." Thej sand a Hies-.
aenger before them to u prepare the wsy,”
and then the laymen preach sermons to
| the people. Thousands hare been col
| lected together in several towjna and villa
ges throughout the State to hear distin-
guished laymen preach the gospel. Judge
Story, of the Supreme Court, lately dis
coursed from she text, “ Christ is the end
of the law.” Other distinguished jurists
and professional men, among them Prof.
Mitchell, are members of the “ Plying
Ladies American Magazine.— The
first number bfthis new publication, into
which has been merged Graham’s Maga
zine, made its first debut upon oar table a
few days stooe.. It is really a handsome
book, and one which most become a favorite
with the ladies. The present number
contains a; beautiful colored steel fashion
plate.. The reading matter is varied .and
of the best quality. . Price. 82 per annum.
Henry White, Publisher, New York-
IQu In vrar advertising .columns will
be found the advertisement of T. W. Mur
dock, of Abingdon, 111., who has published
a book containing correct information in
referbhco to the Kqnte to Pike’s Peak,
now the centre of attraction because of
the gold ininbs recently discovered in that
vicinity; Ahy person having a desire to
50 .to those mines shobid. hot fail to first re
ceive a ,copy of tbis ; work . ,
Tgi BniTiaH ldtNlßTiat TO XHB
Unit*© States. —Lord Lyons* who has
been appointed the successor of Lord Na
pier as the representative of Her Britanic
Majesty at Washington, is of American
descent. His great-grandfather was a
Philadelphian, who removed to Antigua,
where the father of the first Lord Lyons
was born.
Ift, The, jury in the case of Messrs.
Newhall and Allibone, charged with con
spiracy to dc&aud the creditors of the
Bank of Pennsylvania, have rendered a
verdict, of not guilty as to both defend
ants. The counsel for the Commonwealth
said that the evidence would not permit
him to expect a verdict against the de
fendants, and that he would therefore
abandon the prosecution.
Howard Association. —Wc invite
the attention of onr readers to the adver
tisment of this humane Association, in
another column. No Institution in this
country, we believe, possesses more fully
or more generally, the public confidence
and respect, or better deserve it. ; Its af
fairs are conducted in the most honorable
and systematic manner.
The New York Trihunt reports that a
fellow named Corbyn, of that city, ate, on a
wager of $l5, three dozen Midsized tallow can
dles, fire pounds of salt pork r one twelve cent
loaf of brood, a pint of lamp oil undone pint
of bad mm, at one meal. After finishing the
repast, the fellow who laid the wager skulked
off and did wot pay it Corbyn exhibited no ill
feeling, Jbnt'afo a few more articles to please the
'crowd.- Per consequence of the bad mm, Mr.
Corbyn wosfoond shortly after, by a policeman,
in a state of insensibility, and was carried to a
wafeh-bonse, where .a strong'emetm jlmviug bepn
administered, he threap up the candies and reti
tedl He was then Kcked np-ten days on the
charge of. being intoxicated. Heji told the re
porter of the tribune that if the Judge would
let him out, he would eat an entire sheep raw,
and a whole ;box of candles. Ho most
hare a capacious maw. • J ;: I-*.- • ; ;•
Hoejubue Execttiqk.—Tho Chinese, among
other unique punishment, sometimes sentence a
mpn to be executed by depriving "him of sleep.
A recent-letter frbm ajMtisb resident gives the
following; account of, a Chinese merchant who,
being convicted of mtirdering his wife.' was con
demned to this torture
. “ The condemned was placed in prison under
the care of three of the police guard, who re
lieved each ofhe? every alternate hour, and'wfao
prevented the prisoner from falling asleep,
night or day.' ; He thus lived for nineteen days
without enjoying any sleep. At the commence
ment of the eighth day, bis sufferings were so
Intense that be implored the authorities to
grant - him the blessed opportunity of being
ltrangnlated, gullollned, burned to death, gar
rdted, shot/ quartered, blown up wUh gunpow
der, or put to death in any conceivable way
Whioh their humanity or ferooity could intent
This .will give a slight idea of the horrors of
death from want of sleep.’'
A MabbieoWomaw -EnoPBB : Wbb, Asoibib
Mas —Heb HcsßAkn -Rippse with tup Cook.;
—Ayoung,g(B|*nan on the West aide, a few
weeks ago, elpped with Ha employer’s wife,
and went to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where
they were njarried. The interesting pair took
all the available articles in the house, with
them, such ns spoons, linen, etc. The bereav
ed husbanchtook matters coolly, kent about his
business, and made no outward show of grief.
Bast week his wife, having become sick of her
new husband, left him and returned to her old
one, fetching with her the spoons, linen, etc.—
Old husband quietly welcomed - her back to his
bosom, and the woman congratulated herself on
the pleasant upshot of her foolishness. But
'■ pliancy her phelinks” when awakening on
Sunday morning she ascertained that her hus
band had eloped tbo night before with the hired
girl/ the pair taking with them the spoons, linen
etc., as t’other pair had done before them.—
B&> Robert M. Eiddle. one of the oldest and
most experienced editors In Pittsburgh, late ed
itor of the Commrdat J<suni,it, died itf ihat blty
d# Saturdaymorning laiti'
B 9» A wrinl bujvk pwgttu ii ths lit
S. Church at Tyros*. 1
19* Being agitated—the formation of *Htar
aiy M;d reading room association ia Tyrone-
19* Onr office trill be open from 7 o’clock
i. M-, to 8 ©’clock P. Sl. t on Christmas.
19“ We wiHieane a paper nsxt week, as
usuel, hßt none the week following.
10U Being realized—oar dream. Hope it
may continue even down to “42.”
19* The anxiety that a man fsdte 'for the
vast of fcndzis railed capital panishment.
IQU A fop is like a cinnamon tree—the bark
iswcrthtaarettaa the tKfSljr-'
We wish our friends, one and all, a
merry Christmas. . i :
J9* See the Soldiers and circus in ohr ad
vertising columns. !' , v
19* Betsrned—our young friend A. F. Mc-
Kinney, from, Omaha, Nebraska Ter. We hare
not seen him jet, bat hope to.
ML Bank Closed.—The Warren County
Bank, after fluttering for some time, has at last
dosed its doors;
■SR- Takes his defeat philosophically—the
editor of the Star, who was a candidate for Bri
gade Inspector.
lAu Htre you seen Fcttinger’s Christmas
stock ? if not, go ats once and view the beonti
Makes it interesting—the “Lady Visi
tors” at themeetings of Altoona Division, S.
of T.
’ A special meeting of the Altoona Me
chanics Library and Reading Room Association
will bo held this evening.
IQ?* Still about—the pantry theives. But
Joe has an eye bn them and will “pull” some
of them one pf these doys
tfST" It oost«'s2s an hour to light the new
ball of the Bouse of Representatives, at Wash
tgSB~ Which fire names in early Scripture in
dicate the commencement of corporal punishr
ment? Adam, ‘ Setli Eve, Coin Abet!
Bgk-Ncw Issue.—The York County Bank
has issued near $5 and $lO bills, on account of
numerous counterfeits dn the old ones.
Excursion Tickets will be issued from
all stations ou the Pennsylvania Railroad, good
from' the 24th to .the 27 lb of December, inclu
sive. ,
Let those who have fowls on hand which
they contemplate serving up on Christmas, see
that thc}r coops are well secured or they may
como out rassslog to-morrow. ;
W&L, Hiram Powers hasreccivedfrom Messrs.
Peabody aud Everett a Government order for
'statues of franklin and Thomas Jefferson at
$lO,OOO each.
Mrs. Partington said die was once eon
struck, but she! has no fear of it occurring again,
as she gave Ike what will do him for the rest of
his life fpr it. ;
ggT one sees the wallet on his own back,
though every one Carries two pocks—one be
fore, staffed with the faults of lus neighbors—
the other behind filled with his own.
g@T A wag; says that he doesn’t core a fig
whether they get any currents through the At
lantic cable or not, bnt he would like a few fresh
|9* The Originof “ Gone to Pot:"—The an
cient Greeks burned their dead in jars. Hence,
thc : origin of the expression. “ He’s gone to
Jgk- The editor of the Huntingdon Globe has
opened a book; jind store in connec
tion with his office. We would like to do that
same, bat lack one of the principal requisites—
the cash.
tSB* A sharp young Irishman succeeded in
diddling a number ;ef merchants in Johnstown,
I>y altering the $2 script notes of the Iron Com
pany to $l2. When the alteration was discov
ered, the sharper whs not to be found.
IgU An Oliio editor says:'“What can be
more captivating than a beautiful woman,
say about four; feet, eleven inches high, and
eleven feet four inches in circumference, pas
sing along the giale, just os divine worship com
- The Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota,
lately delivered the following speech to the Sen
ates * gentlemens of this ere Sinit! Don’t
crowd this old; boss too fast ! Yo hadn’t ortcr
jeacpect this ere cheer to Settle more .nor six pints
at wonst! If ycr do, yer still barking up the
yrrong saplin!! It can't he'did! V ;
ln a village school recently, when the
word jr«if occurred in sentence, the yonnk
erwho was up—abright-eyed little fellow;—
puzzled over the word for a few minutes, and
then, as a.bright idea struck him, he burst out
With, “,I can conjugate it. PosUhre, witif;
comparative, wafer; superlative, seating Wax.”
' Bo> Just as an auctioneer In Hartford was
saying “gone!” a few evenings since, hie audi
ence went through the floor into the cellar; bat,
happily, without hurting one'of them. The
auctioneer, assoqn as he found his legs, remark*
ed that the accident would enable him to sell
lover than before, and called for a “ bid,” and
. they “ bid hM good night” v
■JtSt* Oue of the funniest things got up in &
York lately: whs the excursion of an anger asso
ciation, io burlesque of the target ezcnrrions.
Each man carries an anger instead of a gun, a
Calathumpiah band accompanies them, and the
exercises consists in walking blindfold to the
target and boring a hole Not one
man in twenty can do it, and the blunders that
are made cause a great deal of sport.
10. A Grand Offer.—Miss Carrie A. Clark;
thus writes to! the Journal at Louisville
“I bring thee a heart—a stainless heart, , N
Arfreeb and M pure M tho mountain mow,
Btlll echoing back; a clearer strain.
The aong that you taught It long ago.
Tla on humble thing,
~ T llB Sift I bring;
My all, my, fortune and my atom,
. Tet I bring it thee, I can bring nomore.*.*
What mote could her lover ask ? A stainless
jheKTt»a fortune and a a d*y
* funds itew. Holl oa to that gaii ...
Hie First Knoekdom.
As a matter of course, one month oould
not bs permitted to pass by without a
“ knockdown’' among the “ fancy" who
met at Washington City on the first Tues
day of December. The telegrmpboonTey
ed the foUoiring wnoroeement all oter
the cocmtry on Saturday last- Montgom
ery most Bare been laboring nailer the
effects of some ofSoutbV "old vwbia
A difficulty ocearred this morning between
Congressmen English, of Indiana, and Mont
gomery, of Pennsylvania, onFessaylvahia Ave
nue The two memhers of Compress happened
to meet far the firat tuuo this raeaion, when Mr.
I English, extending his hand, raid, “ How are
yon, Mr. Montgomery!” V Mr. Montgomery
withheldbis hand and uttered insulting expres
sions, something like “T don’t speak to pop
piee;’ r whereupon Mr.: English struck him a
severe blow ever the head, breaking his cane to,
pieces by tbe blow, aad.kaocking Montgomery
into the gutter, bat notentirely down. Mont
gomery, on rising, bnrled a brifk at English,
striking him on tbe boot, bat-doing no injary to
him. Mr. English states to hie friends that he
was entirely unarmed, and was not aware that
51 r." Montgomery had any ill-feeling toward pim
up to the time of the rencontre. Mr. Montgom
ery, as to strength and size, is superior to Mr.
The Washington Correspondent otthe New
York Tribune, states that the above, account is
incorrect and gives the following statement
made by Mr. Montgomery
“I have not spoken to English this session or
taken any notice of him'when we met, as we
have occasionally. The reason is tbajt he made
a.speech to the crowd who serenaded him on
the night Of the passage uf'his bill, in which he
said that he Had associated with me and other
Anti-Lecompton Democrats only to find out cur
plans and defeat ns. From that time I have
looked upon him as a treacherous spy, and an
unfit associate for gentlemen.
‘‘About'noon to-day I was walking down
Pennsylvania Avenue, when 1 saw English com
ing towards me bolding out his hand saying,
“How do you - do, Mr Montgomery?" T tnade
no answer, < but passed on without any sign of
recognition. I had stalked a few steps when I
received from behind a very violent blow on the
left side of t ny head—given with such force as
for a moment to stagger and confuse me, ' I
had not the least idea who or what had struck
me; but turning round 1 saw English with a
largo codc which .he held in both hands, and
from the position in width he stood, and the
direction of the blow, must have so held when
he struck md.
“ He exclaimed, “ God damn yon, PI! teach
yon to'insult mo in that way;" be stepped back
ward quickly as be spoke. I rushed at him,
and as I was about to close with him, die drew
a sword from a cane and presented it at mej—
As I bad no weapon ;of any kind, 1 stepped off
the sidewalk and picked up a piece of brick,
which I threw at him, bitting film op the leg.—
He kept retreating, and before I could find ano
ther missile, had got to such a distance that it
was useless to pursue him."
The Philadelphia Bullelir., a few days
since, in noticing the condition of Pennsylvania,
made the following mention of the Pcnn’a Rail
Road in connection therewith:—
The Pennsylvania Railroad is, perhaps, as
safe a criterion of the general condition of the
State as any that wC can find. The monthly
statement of its business shows an increase of
$73,772 in its earings in November, over those
.of November 1857, and on increase of $69,960 in
the gross earnings for the whole year, while by
the reduction of the expenses, there is a net in
crease, of $267,198. The total gross earnings
for eleven months amount to $4,775,296, and
for the whole year will considerably exceed five
millions. No other railroad in the world of the
same length and cost, is doing so large and
profitable a business. When, in a season of
prostrated business, the Pennsylvania Railroad
is able to make such reports, great confidence
must be'felt in the inherent soundness of the
business of the State. Pennsylvania, with her
debt diminishing, her public works prospering,
and her loans up to par, is indeed redeemed, —
She need fear no longer the flippant sneer of the
imitators of Sidney Smith.
BgL. An outrage has been committed by the
soldiers of Belknap, Texas. In a difficulty
whi(h occurred between a citizen, Mr Geo. I’et
tyjobn, and a soldier, the soldier was shot. The
latter was taken to the garrison and placed in
the hospital, Pettyjohn delivered hijnaclf up to
the Sheriff. Whilst UKmpanying the sheriff
up to the justice’s ooHf a party of soldiers,
completely armed, belonging to company B of
the Second Cavalry, who had just arrived from
Fort Mason, and to which the soldier belonged,
came over to the town and commenced firing
upon Mr.' P., who, in attempting to escape, ran
into Fiaber’a Hotel. The soldiers, some twenty
in number; headed by a sergeant named Iloseu
dolphi followed, firing indiscriminately atr every
one they saw running, and then surrounded the
-hotel and fired into it, until they were'stopped
by Major Thomas, who come accompanied by a
guard of soldiers. Mr. P. was literary shot to
pieces. v
A Fussy Mistake. —Wc notice indhe adver
tisement for the N. T. grand gala festival, to be
given in aid of the Mount Vernon fund, the
following clause—“towards maintaining invio
late the home and .tomb of the American, who
was bom childless that the nation might call
him Father.” If being “ bojrn childless,” gi
a title to the honorable apellation of Father of
ones Country, there would be few of us who
would not'be so distinguished. “God made
childless, &c.,” would read better.
Txmoucn Mail Aobsts.— By directions of
the Postmaster General, 4 agents will hereafter
accompany the through mails from Philadelphia
to Chicago. This is a most important move
ment, and the public will be glad to learn that
when a moil leaves cither Philadelphia or
Chicago, it leaves in charge of o responsible
person, who never looses right of it daring its
transit. The Initiation of this movement was
mode at Philadelphia on Tuesday evening last.
10. A new gambling house has been opened
at Washington, and engraved invitations have
been sent to all the M. C.’s and other people
supposed to have loose change. At the bottom
of the card arc the h ours at which the table is to
•bespread during the winter. “ Dinner at 6; Sup
per at 10 ; Breakfast at 12.” Prom this it may ;
be inferred that those who “fight ye tiger” wifi
rise late in the day, and commence business
operations'early in the evening. - 1 • .
|&* Jadge Ecklcs, of Utah, has’ placed in
ohdrgq of Lord Napier, Miss Polydore, theyoung
'English girl in behalf of whose rescue from the
'Mormons the go6d offices of our Government
were asked by the Government of Great Britian.
The father of the rescued young lady is alaw-
Jrer of wealth and high standing, and has been
or u long-time engaged in efforts for the resto
satiou of'his daughter, who was inveigledaway
from' her home in England several years agq.
from the (Johsatova) Cimlxi* Trlbn*. « ’T|)||f|w| | li
an. tUo!. th. k w
tax on the Penn’a Ball Road will he agptatad | Yorit Tribune of Friday loct, < JOO»iderl ß g
this winter at Harrisburg—we rather think ft ;j { to | ost
will not—bat we do know thatth* whola q«a- j “ * os, ‘
tiba involved la the continuance of this: tax is i *** Te that can hoe n excellent. A m v ,
very imperfectly nudewtood in this county.— i that cad sow is aehghtfm. A slave thk; *,
It strikes us.thatadifflDartialand nnpnladiced . reapisadmirable. Aslave that can gather i« 4
investigation cor tox payers J barns is atewm. A slave that will 03l
wooldTnot be oat oiplace at this time, especially ; away is indeed a possession. A slave th at wjij
when the {act is considered that Sir. Pcrter, : stand anything, from the cat and the pad jI,
the Democratic Assemblyman elec'-, from this to the vendition of wife and children, i 3ta
«Kmfyi ft pkdged by his party—at least by the ; Abrahamic model. Here one would suppose ti*
convention which nominated him—to tise- his catalogue of sUivish virtues might cad, üß’.ea,
iofiaesce with the Legislature in wearing &n in- added to it mat duo::>as virtue of fecundity
crease of that *yy froni thrtt to jit $ niilla per ton. \ upon which decency wul no, permit ns 10 dilate
We frankly avowourselvesm favor of the re- Bat what will our readers say to & siave Sj.
peaL We believe that the imposition of the tax uring in the of an Inventor. Oi an l».
is injurious to the best interests of the tax pay- ■ ventor of a “ tiseiul agncu.tural machine’ f
ora of Cambria, county, and of » majority of the ;Of a “ machine so useful that it promised
counties alongtbellno of the Pena’a Railroad, ! be profitable?. And what wilt our readers this*
and thati therefore, policy as wellas justice Je- of the botherations, dilemmas, obtuscationa and
mands itarepeaL Tbis conelusion we have not | general topsytarvineaa of tne Patent Office,
come to hastily. We hate viewed the subject; when a Chattel with a blaca skin walked i a t 4
in every light in which it presents itself, and , the cloisters sacred to invention, and claimed u
above is oar calm, deliberate judgement; of the have shown a little intellectual power, and to
whole matter. 'We have heather time heir space bo entitled torensmeration therefor ? Claims
to present in detail all the arguments in favor" —poor Chattel that he was to have intent*!
of the repeal, but respectfully inrite thh alien-[ something which bunum beings might find pmf.
tion of the reader to the following points? _ itable and convenient. Homb.e wa* the digni
1. The revenue arising from the imposition fieddts tress of the Patent Office at this applies
of the lonage tax is in reality not paid by the toon. Here was a thing—in the light of th*
Penn’a Railroad . Company, hut by the trading Constitution nothing but a thing—claiming th»
interest and productive industry along the tine } honors and emoluments of aa inventor! Wh»j
of the road. The Company has seen proper so should a thing be doing there ? A thing win
to regulate its tariff of charts that the tchoU two leg*, and a stomach, and ahead, and t*o
of the tax—some $300,000 per annum—is lev- hands, absolutely pretending to have invented
ied off the local shippers. Not oru dollar of it something? So plow ever applied- So can
is imposed upon the through freight- We un- ever applied. So horse ever applied. There
derotand the Company to say, in justification of fore, when this two-legged thing came up, th«v
this coarse, that in order to compete successful- was a row in, the Office, and the magnate# or
ly with rival New York and Maryland lines for her or him or it to go about his, her, or
the trade of the Wpst, they must exempt thro* ita bnsmeaa, and pointedly declined to issue any
freight from the imposition of the tax, and eon- letters Patent whatever, thereby establishing
sequent ly arc compelled in self-defence -to levy it-«s ft fixed fact that no “ nigger" cou«d invetu
the tax from the Local freight. We do hot jjay aaythipg. In this way was the negro of Mr
that tliis action of the Company la altogether Oscar J. E. Stewart, who had blundered upon
justifiable; it is enough to know that the fact J‘t a usefiil (agricultural machine,” treated. Ot
is os we state it, and that there is nothing in car J. E- Stewartcould not stand this. Oscar
the charter of the Company, nor in any provi- 1. B- Stewart considered that he had a right sol
sion of the Constitution of the Stale, which will merely to the grains, but to whatever came oat
compel the Company to alter the rule they have of the brains of his private and personal uig
established and to which they seem resolved to ger. So Oscar J. E. Stewart petitioned the Sen
adhere. Those persons, therefore, who think ate that, if the Patent Office would not, could
that the tonsge tax is paid mit of t Irtfexchequer not, or shoald not, issue a patent lothiaiagv
of the Penn'e Railroad Company, are hugely nSoos “digger,” it might be compelled toU
mistaken. sac the patent to him. The petition was n-
11. The object tot whiofe this tmngo to* <r*f
imposed hoc long since I*ecoms.dcad u* I** sad |:
in fact. It iru Imposed' 1 whh the sole view of *■ i
protecting the State Improvement* front ike
competition of the Penn’a Railroad—* peitef'
roo4t illibetal and contemptible. The Idea of b oh
storing up a rotten and old fogy system at the
expense of a progressive and praise-worthy
movement, should have been kicked oat of the
Legislature- Nevertheless, the Company ac
cepted their charter with this unfair provision,
and straight wgy began to collect the fox from
local shippers! But, in the changes of tune,
we find that the State has parted with the very (
improvements to protect which this tax |was im
posed, and those improvements are now owned
by the Penn’s Railroad Company. As the orig- '
iuol cause for the imposition of the tax has thus
been removed, docs it pot seem M be the height
of absurdity and injustice to continue ft; longer
—especially when, as shown above, that tax is
collected from a portion of the tax-payers of
the State, and not from the Company 1
111. If it ig necessary for the support of govr
era meat and the gradual liquidation of {be State
debt, that the revenue'now arising from the im
position of the tonage tax should not be lost to
the Treasury, would it not be more just and
equitable to require all the tax-payers of t|ie
State to contribute their pjro raio thereto, than
to continue to exact it off a particular; and hot
nt all wealthy class? If the financial'necessi
ties of oar good old Commonwealth demand the
payment of this $300,000 per annum, let the
sum be levied off the millioDaiqsof the cities as
well as the bard handed' men of toil ainong the
mountains. The Penp’a Railroad Company is
the on Ip railroad corporations the State that is
obliged to pay into the treasury a tax on its
tonage. Why, in tbe name of common honesty,
should tbe citizens along the line of the Peim'a
Railroad be burdened with this tax, when citi
zens redding near tbe Sunbury & Erie, Reading,
Northern Central, Allegheny Valley,'Connells
ville, and other roads, are exempt from any
such tax whatever ?
IV. The tonage tax operates as an embargo
upon the material developcncnt of tho : counties
through which the Pa. R. R., possess... For in
stance, it imposes? a higher freight upon the
iron and lumber and coal of Cambria. .county
than would otherwise be chaiged ; the result of
which is, that tbe iron and lumber and: coal of
more favored localities, not caned With a ton
age tax, can be sold in eastern markets at a
much lower rate than the producers of the fox
ed article can afford. Hence,, no encouragement
is extended for the Investment j>f qapifol or an
influx of population in Cambria and coptiguons
counties on the line'of the road, and hence it is
that these counties do not advanefi in prosperity
as they should, but literally draff weir slow
length along.
V. We understand that the Company ip ready
to lower its charges on all local freight when
ever the tax is repealed. ’’ -i;
We may recur on this subject again, \ the
meantime we advise all our readers to examine,
the question for themselves.. At lecst, do not
lot us allow Mr. Porter to almost doable this
tonage, tax without first counting the cost o ‘
such legislation. ' ' -r
JvsiatX County. —The Juniata Smtmal, says,
the house of Mr. James Nipple, of Milford tp.,
in that county, wan entered on the night of.the
Gth inst., between 8 and 9 o’clock, by a young
man, who demanded the money of h|r. N.,
threatening, in case of bis fefusal ;to comply
with.his demands, to “spit fire all over the
house,” and thereby destroy the establishment-
This alarming statement, together with the in
formation conveyed by the young desperado,
thus ho had three assistants oh the optside of
the house, so worked upon the fears and super
stitions of the old man, that he, to appease the
Wrath of the pretended fiend, surrendered all
his ready money, consisting of some two hun
dred dollars in gold and silver. The author of.
the outrage has not yet been discovered.
Tebkible Tbaoedt.— On the 25tb tilt, The
odore Bioe, a negro, being drank, entered the
public house of EUas Harter, in the borough of
Mill Hail, and demanded liquor of the bar-ten
der; upon refusing to give him the liquor, the
negro seized two or three tumblers, and retiring
nfew paces, threw them at the beacLof the bar
tender; whereupon the latter seized a hatchet
and threw at the negro. In the evening, the
negro being sober, again came to; the hotel,
when Mr. Barter ordered him to go out, which
the negro refusing, theformer struck him over
the head, inflicting a wound which soon proven
fatal. —Lock Haven, (Fa) Democrat. ■
Mokstee PsisTixci Office.— The Paris Im
perial printing establishment possessed the type
of fifty-six eastern languages, being all that are
kqpwn of the characters of Asia, ancient or mo
dern.. Also the type of sixteen ’ European
tongues which do not use the ordinary Latin
characters. As to the latter, the establishment
has the type' of forty-six different forms and
sizes. Thenqmber of presses on the! premises is
such that 556 reams of ; paper, equivalent to
9,266 octavo volumes of thirty sheets' could be
stafuck off in a' sin gle day. About SOOworkmei
alre employed Ibj the «t«bUemfht!tlwi&Sm
the yttr. ’ " ' ; ' •-' ■
erired, ud tit* report says that it was appro
priately referred. We bare tried pretty hard to
make set what. ma appropriate reference would
be Was Uto the Committee on Agriculture t
Ortothe Committee on Claims? Or to the
CommitU* on Ways and Means f Wa shall
watch this; ease for Mr. Oscar J. E. Stewart, asd
he shall base the benefit of our assistance. He
shall have the hard cash for hia “ nigger'a” braia
work as well as for his “nigger’s” handicraft!-
ocas, and much good may it do him.
- • V.
Tbs Pkim-Eiso. —To all appearance thslats
'<* tqpi" between Morrissey and Hsenan is to bs
productive of numerous brutal exhibitions of the
same kind. Almost everyweek, tbs spotting
papers chronicle encounters between amateurs
in this line. But there most be another eels*
■ y .
brated affair, to take up the attention of the
■‘is- .
whole country. At a late spatting exhibitioa
given in New YorkCiiy, Heenan offered to figU
any man in the world for a purse of $lO,OOO or
under. This banter drew out the &Uo*in|
which' was read from the stage pt the eonclnsioa
of a similar exhibition in the somf.eity, a ft*
nights since: < rr:
Qcmxemb*; Inasmuch-as Mr. fiecoon iu
challenged the world to prodace a man to figkl
him—in the event of M®-. Morriaecyadheriag to
bis long-ago expressed- determination to forew
retire from the prize-ring,' which all hie friends
sustain him in keeping—-I give this public no
tice to Mr. Heenan and tebia friends that twill
produce a man to fight him at any time mutual
ly agreed on, within from three to five months
from this date, for the sum of $2,500 a side.—
The figure of $lO,OOO sounds well enough, but
ns it is business wc are engaged in, T have limi
ted, the anm to $2,500, which will be more read
ily reached by even the $lO,OOO party. Ths
first deposit is. waiting to be covered. at fh
Glippa Office from this evening.
Important Decision.—la the United Sutel
District Court an important decision was m»i»
ftrfew days since, of interest to railway men, hj
which it will be seen tbat the officers of a rail
way company bare not the right or power U
sell bonds of the company at less than par vahe-
According to this decision an immense ameui*
of nil way bonds are now held illegally. '
\ / TRADE.—Full}' convinced of the troth of thiiwp
ing, the subscriber would respectfully announce te Ike
citizens of Altoona and vicinity, that be hat eatenl
the Held, bv opening a
In the room heretofore occupied by Michael Gallagher, ha
mediately opposite the Superintendent's Office, where I*-',
will carry on the business as usual. Ue has just reetteef
an excellent asiortment of
suitable lor working and dress suits, which he will askeM
order, on short notice and at prices which can set Bit *
satisfy. He has also received the LATEST STYLES et
and feels confident tbat Us can satisfy the most Cutldlew
in this, particular, and hia clothing will bo made as well el
clothing can be made. In fine, be le determined tbataeth'
Ing shall be wanting on his part to render sntis&etles ft
those who may favor him with their patronage.
Altcoua, Nov. 5-tf.) JOHN TALEOT.
Dentistry.— dr. s. kimmell,
Teeth inserted, from oncOo a foil set, on Gold or BUrsr
Plato. '1
Teeth filled with. Gold, and warranted for tea years.,
Teeth > Extraded by the Electro. Magnetic Machine with'
oat Pain.
All operations and . work done cheaper than anywhere
else it the county, and a deduction made, of the rallrotJ
expenses from Altoona to Hollidaysbarg, from all opert
tiima amounting to five dollars and oyer.
#§. Office on Montgomery street, opposite the Exchsnf*
Hotel. lloUidayiburg, Pa. • [Bee. 16,1855-1 J
Dissolution of partner-
SHlP.—Notice Is hereby grrcn that the pwtnw
ship heretofore existing between the undersigned into*
Butchering Business, was dissolved by mutual consent rt
the 30th day of November 1858. The books of theM#
ore in the hands of J. Wells Collin* for collection, and so
kn.wing thcmseltea indebted thereon, ate request*®*
make payment immediately. J. W. ARMSTRONG- •
Dec. 9,1858451. J. WELLS COLUM
Undershirts and Drawers, Cotton, Wcollsa s£*
Silk, very low, at H-TCCH'S-
Dec. 9 1868. - , ' 'j-
Gonstantly receiving new
Ready Made Clothing, of the latest Fashions, ch«*?* r
than ever, at . H.TCCH’3-
Dec. 0,1868. ■ ' -
The largest assortment^
Boy's wear, such as Jacket*, Frock and Oycrcy*
Bants and the loweat prices, at" H. Tv Cits-
Dec. 9,1858. ’
SORTMENT of BooU and Shoe#, BufWo and
Overshoes, at fI.TUCU»
Dec. 9.1858. , - ■ ■'
BRELLAS, it; can he bought cheaper &t
than at any other place In the country. [Pec- "■ 1
draw nigh and hear. ’ JOSEPH P- atf
ces to tho public,', that-he h ready. t<a- dbehar? . Auctioneer whenever called upon. IJ*°'
;poona C:
local IT
.a*! Hub PocK-kt-Book.— Ol
, k Bt?idJle-»g wl l ttd ? 01,1
tho Mail 'Train, on her way,
£del P hia- Before arrlvm
Je dto stop off the train aj
lU daybtttg. With tbia intj
train and vent into the waj
k ct office, to got ft ticket for j
Ho in the room oho chaugj
eluded to go on *»■**•
pocket-book, said to contaW
L in the room, while she an
L wardrobe, and went off
Lot discover her lose until
leonnon station, whore ehj
(graphed back to the Agon
(nothing could be found of j
[Wednesday she returned, I
[money or pocket-book coul
It over to Hollidayeburg at
[ returned again on Friday;
L vu no clue to the mlaaid
Urph was put in workind
Ms, whom she stated Uved|
ter misfortune and distresj
be reached, no one there I
at the persona whoso nairl
effaced a desire to returl
>rdiugly put on the Express
filing last, and sent to Pitta
| O l. Boley remarked was ‘ sij
f portmonaie she described
Lred one, and said that son
is money was in bank note
in gold dollars. Wo think
lidcrable crowding to get
art into ono of those smal
sst as much as it does to
I »hs lost the money nt all.
haa at FosxoaiA— Three C
On Friday ovouiug las
Massing intolligonco that a 1
km that morning, at Foster
[was consumed, together w
i were locked VP >» it. Th
Ld by Wm. L. Bender, wl
l* t locked the children in t
It them from getting to tlx
[went to the stable to mill
Ily, her consideration in tl
joged her children to a mor
I fire was not discovered m
I of the house was in flumet
me neighbors attempted to 1
children, they found it im]
| was wade to save the youi
I wrapped in a feather bei
i Window bat it was too late
fled. When taken out,
p found to have been bun
per. The other two.chili
te, were almost entirely
rt-sickening to contemplaU
[; and who can imagine t
Inta, bereft, in a few mini
[awful manner, of all thei
I sympathize with them, n
By deserving of the aymprtl
■ afford them little consolati
I house adjoining the above
I consumed at the came t
pt have been saved had nc
■ted for the safety of thoch
I so great that property wn
ism Hints to Young ?
ig mea ignorantly deny
There is scarcely a yc
» in this town who cannot
i his annual earnings, and
rs, billiards, and toddies,
that amount. Figures so
fat incredible results. T
Iroung man upon bis twent
|t $lOO in any stock, payi
annually thereafter will
nut and the occumulatio:
be wroth, when ho is thirt
| when forty years old, $(
j* $18,150; when sixty
I How simple then is the
PfW the present day can
iomfort and luxury. He
bis expense so as to savt
each year from his income
Id be larger, then the sun
Sedan the same proportiot
pat $5OO saved annual)}
[per cent, stock will amot
►43,500. One million inv
I for ton years will amour
kenty years to $G,72C,80C
17,384,628; in forty years
ponder, then, that the
ped such boundless wealtb
Itioeal Oyster Saloon.
lever attendant at this cd
ris Senior and Junior) st
|“gs since to partake of
r 8 bivalves served up to tl
f found everything i:
bed as our portion a lore
r* “ »“y e jicuro could dt
r Rest assured, rc
p«tic« to tho animals, ano
F*7 ttat th< > Publio shot
P* »t tho National Saloot
Mf thcir money, and enco
f Nageii and
F» Him a Trul—Out ent
P> «», a few days since, th
L ® la " or Pantry’s may 1
bf hlm noli °e on th
[be mil arrest tho thief.
%nd Wo hope that
P* * « bled.” ,m give
L 17 h “ bty «l as a dete
K i n ° UBh * oar Com
[ can do wh»t he says, an
hV* a K«a Xittx* I
L; C ”®* r offers -for a al
FJ, situated three-fourths
L «*’ *bloh hs will ■«!