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WM. FLINT! WM.,FLINT.
SYM. FLINT! ■. y
M. FLINT! ’
"DOES SACRIFICE \
Rill OP J-fc W EtJtY,
ONE DOLLAR EACH.
A*iarlnwnl of Jcwdry.consfetla*
ACELETS! CASIKO SBTS,W “
itch Plated Chains, Gold and Plated
11 any frill, gift or galvanized goods,
.> the heal Jewelers os Gold Samel.
from the Vest GuldJewclry Alan-
E FORCED TO SELL.
E FORCED TO SELL.
K FORCED TO SELL.
a partial list M‘our ..immense etocK* ■
rom choice for .a
tI.U CHOICE FOR $1
ill Cameo Set.*, Corn-mi Retail
10 to ao
* to 9ft
7 to 30
7 to 30
lo to wr
10 to 30
5 to 13
0 to 12
10 to 30
8 to 7
3 to 0
-pent *lyh.s Ladies" Jewelry; MedaV
:u* aml cd/t-s Locket* of every do
! 14 kaivf, with Silver Exteuflion
Sl-fYc Duttons, Stud*, &c M £c,;Ger>
.iinl Kraadets:' Gents’ Vc?t Chain?,
L-h years without changing color,-
:—they ore usually sold by Jeweler*
ill made ah I'.iris. You can taka'
i. Ladies* randGcnts’ Guard Chains,
-y .L wckrs at fruiu to £3O each
Nick Chain.', beautiful patter*;
;u:lhdand ruby settings; Crosses,
r-ft eurli, retail price# fromss to'
ami varit ty of Jewelry aiul dcuiro-
Hod ami Coral do
uid Carbuncle do
rape Setting seU do
:» Vase do do
o Jet Sets, do
ark Mr»aic do
?M Sluao Mosaic do
ilicr* Set’ l . do
. with brilliants, do
;*w style, do
atcr do do
fivld Peak and Cases,
• prior-• 3. will continue long enough 1
-d:c!c. which was purchased «t»
unf. ■ - tuvers who have failed.
CHOICE FOR $1 EACH.
i SEND M<iNEV..-2jff
. place of R>-id nee. County and ' ’
.a.-; v. can make nothing out tjf
WAN. :is Envelopes sealed with gqm
■'.p< :u'd—the consuls taken out
: ■ thi.v, and we will bo responsible
M I'.NTS TO AGENTS.
it, who will send usatoue • >
' i-l Hintin',’ Casa Watch, extra.
, >! 1 Lever Watch. ,
.;<!<- .-1.-ct-d fraathc above List ai
nail r,a'>t >1 and PC c-.*ots m
i: V* A TRIAL.
; WILLIAM FLINT.
■ui. Market rhroot, <■
> „ t tlc-n the ( 'taMi-limcnt heretofore
;• -,j w. «lil respectfully an* •*-
• f Altoona and vicinity,
VBE AND RETAIL W&h
VAL'E if- STOVE STOli& n & f ~ y *
Annie street; .between Harriot and
W\. i;:,i. wluti- he will keep constant
- -nnmut of everything in hi# lino,
f.O '! r- a-onabh* terms.
T (V\ SPOUTIJSTG
•, \ Hi- ft’sr. mnnufacturos Leased
i said to Lo much superior to gal*
*1 a copper-fnnUUing room to hi# c*-
ict’p on band an assortment of cop
k promjniy attended to.
itu/imge-in rt “p‘ ctfullv *-oUcit<v!.
11l 1 A WATCH AND
ill k-'-'p it kuV‘ a=snrtmc'ut of Gold
d‘ Anvri '.ui. and Swiss mao'
t ■.••. !\ i-riijv -d makers, in addition to
. :ry.-i on krmd (and made to order) aa
t h v. Silv. rand Silver Plated ware.
*- > ' • a'.-arni'-ut of such goods as on»
:- i • > Wiiicli j- J Jewelry Store.
‘trr.i.T. ;*n«l th< w*» of the subscriber.
’>l ; ' -raily. :u<; invited-to call. And
" !-• f<-r their money. A** I 6W
!'• 'Ot.lr* will be eoW very
•<' y.i'.rx" if* the motto of this
U:\VU? It. BUOOMALL,
Formerly 0. Conrad.
£ •: St.. cvr. of Quarry, Philada.
/: Q( KSTION WHICH
1 Min-1 of i vr-ry
t ;h-- l.f-t article for
• - tJn-r loatr-.-v.-V tho -
c:;H. to direct. Lut if you iHL
’Ui'shoes “ " 1
R'‘.ir.nl; •!! of h]-- rtoclc and vork.
fdi ar. »rt;i!.*nt of Ik>ot*,ShfW*.
t ■• lii- Ji j-o oJT*ts at fair prices.
:• att'.llti'-n to Cintwi WOrk*.*H<rf
: • . v -,j
■ .« w; Vl i,
JOHN n. ROBEBTS.
iid Grocery Store.
CiUBER KEEPS CON-
:<! Bread, Calics, Stc
DACOJT, FLOUH, .
1 . - f eKUItH nn.l %'OBACOO.
■riukx >»c!ow Anaio Street.
anH vicinity that they bow
vO SHOE SHOP
! ih-jrals,*. Winferf Tin Skap,&*
k;H hand a £OOtS assortment
•r rha jriwn to making JLadiif
<;i fcfnn; of jmblic imtx^onagc*
’ '•n remUT entire satisfaction,
i’-ti JOHN SIDNEY
trtml .of Crime and Criminal* to
~ i widely rirrulatoff- throngho®
all the Great Trial*, Criming
•Edit"trial? on the «r>me, together
ii >l Matters, not to be foudd ia *&3
r"T nnnr.m: $1 for six lc . *3
(who should write their n*® s * 1
n i' v.i: ; . 11 o-y reside idwi&V 1 * j
To t!. W. MATSEf.L i Oft, |
‘•j’>• of Kew York IVlico iJ««lt<S f.
.V ’y York Ciss- I
ii) SHOES.—TEE UN
now <id hand sad will -A
f in tile Mafoair T.-mplo. MV *
o assortment of ROOTS
nonii’, or made to order,
W« line of Imsim-ss. of
entile most rrawnahln term*- **
!”'ISG MATERIALS, lower thaM hs
■i;ir to JOHN SHOEMAKE*
• LARD OILS, .CAS
j Carbon Oil,£r., at, ' #rf -
AT Me COKMICK’S Stoic
fai- iii -I EtaJv-JUde clot*# 1
i v- *
MoCRUM & BERN,
ADVICE Fit EE.
New-York Benevolent Infirmary,
irJ devoted to Tlu CUtue 0/ Medical Reform; to the Dif
( ,f Medic**! Knowledge for the Prevention of Disease*
'•Td 10 tho relief of suffering and afflicted with Chro
li> and Virulent Disorders. To this end this Infirmary is
‘•~Juwed. to enable the sick and suffering throughout tlm
and breadth of our land, to avoid tho Poisonous
‘jjri'i' Liiorlion, and Ignorance of professed Physicians,
through which thousands and lean of thousands auaually
>< *i’he following are some of the diseases we cure, not only
tt*. the Infirmary but in all parts cf our country :
1 husumplioiraud Pulmonary Complaints. Fevers, Scrof*
v' -' lwviepaia. Eye and Ear Disease, Cancers and other
" aior-'/jaundlceand Liver Complaint, Seminal'Weakness,
-*nd ttU diseases of the Urinary and Sexual Organs, from
H-'wtcver caiiee or whatever nature. Our abject will be to
| v y v to the afflicted by effecting in all cases aspeedy cure.
‘Vu: rule ** tochargc nothing forndvico and written pre
scriptions; but will furnish when requested tho very best
'i’.cir.ts ut the lowest rales.
I'.ii-y-: remedies are prepared in our own Laboratory, uu
,-V :hi care of able Chemist-’*, and are the most reliable
i jV'-'o lu science, including all the rectut discoveries.
'\ z all addressing u* by letter, containing full account of
! a.id appearances of disown*, age, occupation. ie.,
will write a candid r<ply, with advice aipl directions
• ■: cure. Any fi’cs sent us when sending fur adffce will be
Lvuted to furnishing movlicine for the poor. Iu all ca.scs
- edidne can bu sent by mall or exprta- if desired. Send
one or more of our works and judge f a vours .-Ivfh.
• ho published atthe Infirmary, to uid these objects,
JjITHE FAMILY PHYSICIAN,
aliening simple remodi-s easily obtained for the euro of
L-i.-u. H-3 in all its forms, with full explanation# of (ho
T • - symptoms, diet, bathing and exercise. PriooCOtls.
THE LADIES’ MEDICAL FRIEND.
_ AND THE niTSIOLOiTT ON MAP.JtI.USK,
A w-.-ik on the cause, symptom# and treatment of all
peculiar lo the sex. on marriage, it* duties.
: n. n and its results, on Children, their ills, and on tho
j,:u' jU’-;u ef conception, with Invaluable IndtiUcHon# to
L»x s,:; -mbjeetj of a private nature. Price 115 cent*. \
X:!2 Gentlemen’s Medical Companion,
•AND.. PHI V ATK Al> Vi SCR.
A look far tho old and young. embracing the Pathology,
r; vcontloa and Cure of nil Di-xus-s of the Urinary and Sex
o-,, inruns, ami u warning voice of adv ice and >:oun>el ; such
t- : le found in no other work. Price 25 cents.
THE GUIDE AND. GUARD
FOR fiVEItV ON'S.
It eposes all tho Humbug*. and 1 the variou-i Tiicks to
seciev the nick ami well. It illustrates lh« plans of the
and Rogues to dupo every one. It guid* s the an- *
v,!v-y through life, and shows up every swindle of lire age.
11,I 1 , eh iw. Lu\v all kinds uf F.<od, Modicxr.es. Liquors and
G, .*ft adulterated, with the means of detecting tbs
‘-uadi. .Price 2a coaU.
THE HOUSEHOLD AND FARM,
PLANTATION AND SHOP.
For every family, having over IUGG receipts- on Cvoking,
P. j.-jrviug*. Dyeing, Cleaning, ic. IL.w to jihiiit and what
the L-c-t llow lo cure animals, advice to ho use
k .-y -r-. farmers and mechanics, on IuOO subject# of inter
eft. Pi Ice 25 cents. Worth $iH to nay one.
THE CONSUMPTIVES BOOK.
?.r thuse who wish to get well from that awful disease,
u h.u description of all the remedies used tor it, withe,
ireful iGaterueut of tho results, and other useful iidbrma*
r;.n Price 10 ccuU.
the- iufurruatioD in them in not to bn found in any work*
published, nor obtairuibla from any other source. There
l.cMis are published on fine white p.ip.w, and beautifully
IjUild. - ’
Any of the above ■works will bo mailed free, on receipt of
in stamps, or money; or the whole in a handsomely
Ij-ond volume fur ose dollar. No family should be with
out them. TUfj arc illustrated with beautiful engraving.*,
a ad contain the con«lcu«ed vxivriencu of jvnrs.
A Wasted for the nb-»v« work?, who can make Jl£o
u ::;uuth. Send far a circular for agents.
T.. the young ot both sox*'s suffering from secret habit*:
pr>tr.uL-n of mind; loba of p -wer; nervous debility; Io‘:s
uft-iglit; wukefulU'-ss; love of solitude; enii>tions on the
Ac.. Ac. tk)o.bff‘-re it if too Tali ; before "you suffer
laci.reble dnmag*/ to both b:dy mid luiitd.
T.'iVinalcS who want su/c. y/’oos<;nf and .th/'c renr-dies
f.H Irregulaiitic?,'Obstructions, Whites. Ac., send to us.
Wo arc convinced that there we many parent* of acrofu
i. us. consumptive and disra-nyl condition to whom a nu
merous oflVpnug only brings sulTcring and poverty. To
c-d. we would_sr.y write, and wo will send information of
u B ur«, well-te?t«-d, and iieVci-failing Preventive.
W« will mail free, to any one applying for it,
THE JOURNAL OF MEDICAL REFORM.
It in a large and boautiful paper, and contains the mod
valuable Information on Spcrmatorhcca, or Seminal Weak*
n.-'j. Tha cause, effects and cure, showing the awful ef
:'vcts of the disease,
On nil other disease-* of the Sexual Organs, a full csjila
r ati in of the origin of Syphilis, the mean* of prevention
On Consumption, that fearful Ji-j-r.sA.
on the Lsn-r, nvart.Stoailwh and Skin.
On Female Complaint-.
V:: the various Schools of Medicines.
• >a the modes of Treatment now practised.
On th\* False Treatment of Diseases.
On t'uo various Medical Humbug*.
On the Physiology of Marriage.
On the Common sense of Medicine.
On Diet, Exercises, and Ablution.
How the Physician should be.
How to prevent Pregnancy.
And many other things, jsend for it.
This journal should be iti the bauds of every one.
J. Uussell, M. D„ A. M., Chi».f Physician. S. S. MoBRI3,
Sarp-on. Dr. J. Boyle, Chemist.
OUW in New York, 154 Chambers street.
Office in ‘Williamsbiirßh, South sth and sth streets.
Correspondents will'please enclose two or three stamen
Or return rostaga, and address
DU. A. BEHNKV, Secretary.
Williamsburg, Now York.
Nor. 15.1800.-1 jr ,/•
POCO METALiC PAINT,!
Equal to red lead and 75 per |
cent, cheaper—stand: l "00 degree* heat—warranted |
water proof and will neither lade nor wash. For
STEAM BOILERS AX I) PIPES, GAS HOLDERS,
rail road rjudges axd cars, plaster.
JROX AXD DRICK EJiOXT.% JIX ROOFS,
HORSES, JURA'S. FENCES. n'AGOXS,
SHIP DECKS. PLUMBERS’ JOIXTS,
JROy FOCXDEES J'ATIERXS,
ite,, dn., dr.
For graining and staining equal to Turk
roLORS are Cwtor Brown Lake, OUre Indian Bed and-
43* One responsible agent wanted in every town and
city in the United States. Terms accommodating, ior
Circulars, Ac., apply to or adds«?M
5* WM. L. ITOUPT,
Ko. 132 N. 4th street, Philadelphia.
& ICE CREAM SALOON.
'T'EE SUBSCRIBER WOULD IN-
X FORM tliO citizen* of Altoona and vicinity that his
confectionery, nut and fruit store, is always
f-U’Pliekwith the very best articles to be had, and in great
'ttriety* Ue has also aa
ICE CREAM SALOON
attached to, his store, in which he will serve up ICECREAM
°> all flavors during tho season.
H« \e at all times prepared to supply calces, candies, Ac.,
and other parties. lie Invites a share of public
rA’rornge, believing that he can render fall satisfaction to
. his store and saloon la on Virginia sttcet, two
•^IL btlow Hatton*? liall. -OTTO ROSSI.
„ DEIsTTISTDR ‘
I IRVIN STEEL, D. D. S , HAV
• JNG located permanently In Altoona, respectfully
his services in tho different departments of '
Surgical and Mechanical Dentistry/
• j-j■ Sit. .Taagard - . Slow. Virginia »t., A!-
' - (Way 10,
i DIRECT FROM NEW YORK.
R. O. A. KERR
Has just returned from
New York city with* beautiful assortment cf
i SPRING & SUMMER GOODS
j FOR THE LADIES,
I ‘ consisting in part of
j Toil De Ete , Japanese,
Pthho Strips, De Checres,^
Irish I’topUns, Duculs,
Crape Deßcge, Lawns, Silks, dr
; INDIAN SILK SHAWLS,
» beautiful article, cheap and fiiahioimble,
STELLA AND PRINTED SHAWLS.
A large assortment of the prettiest PRINTS ever brought
to tho town, 80 acknowledged by competent Judges. "
Ladies’ Trimmings in endless variety.
| He calls special attention to hii beautiful ‘assortment of
! QUEENS WAKE,
! which la ackncwb’-lgod to bo the most complete of any in
j the town, and told at prices defying competition. Iron
j Stone sets for $1.60 —Tea Sets for $3.00.
| BOOTS AND SHOES,
directly from New York, and bnuiht from first hands,
BRUSSELS, ALL WOOL, INGRAIN, LIST, HEMP AND
OIL CLOTHS from 1 to 2 yards zeide.
Uis stock of
j is complete in every ripped, and will se sold at aa low *
1 figure as anv house thi.s aide of tho city.
| CHILDREN’S CARRIAGES
; at lower prices Can be had elsewhere. Good
! Carriages for $l,OO anil and Spring Carriages for
| fu.Oo, juet ftj good as heretofore sHd for SAOO.
I Wooden and Willow Ware
i iu almost every variety, together with . all the outfit of a
j first class store. , (May 9, ISGI-tf
WHEELER St WILSON’S
04. JJp. '
£■ R. LO. KERR, g
| ALTOONAfPA., ST
Agent for Blair County, g
S.NOSTiAA ** B3H33HM
''jT'HESE MACHINES ARE ADMIT
to bo the best ever, offered to the public, and their’
:;uperiority is satisfactorily tatublDbed by tho fact that in
the last eight years,
Over 14,000 More
of Machines have been Hold than of any other man
ufactured, and more modal#' have boon awarded llio pn;-
[iriotur# by diie rent Fitirh and Institutes than to any oth
ers.. Tho Machine# aro warranted to do all that is claimed
for them. -They arc. now in use in several families in Al
luomv, and in every case they give entire satisfaction.
Tho Agent refers those desiring Information as tho sa-
I poriority of the Machines, fo Col. Jjslin L. Piper. Her. A.
B. Clark, th-orgo llawkcswortlu BehJ. F. Rose, and E. 11.
The machine-? can bo seen and examined at the store of
tlm Agf-nt, at Altoona. •
Price of No. 1 Machine, silver plated, glass foot and new
style Hemm^r—s>>s. No, 2. ornamental brou/e. glass foot
ami new style Hemincr—s6o. No. Q, plain, with old style
Hommer— $45. [March 21,1881-tf.
: Pnj-e the entire cost for Tuition in- tho most popular and
successful Commercial School in (he Country, Upward of
twelve hundred young id on from twenty-eight different
State-, have been educated for business hefe within the
part throe years. some’of-whoiu Itave been employed as
Book Keepers ut *‘alarie9,..Jt
$2000,06 per Annum,
Iramrulntely upon graduating, who knew nothing of ac
counts when they entered tho College.
J?ST“ Minister's eons half price. leuta enter at any
lime, and review when they ploo.se,. without extra charge.
For Catalogue of 84 pages, Specimens of Prof. Cowley's
Business and On nmontal penmanship, and a large engra
ving of the College, inclose twenty-five cents in Postage
Stamp* to tne Principals,
JENKINS £i SMITH. Pittsburgh, Pa.
Altoona, Jan. 24,’G1-ly,,
THE ROOT & HERB DOCTOR,
WHO HAS HAD 30 YEARS CON
STANT practice.’can ho consulted at the Altoona
House. Mr. John VTood>, viz.:— On the 7 th of June, the
st*i of July, ennf the IVi of.Atojvst-*-h* will then vacate for
3 months. Notice will he given In this paper ho
commences his VTinter's Term again.
He treats nil diseases that flesh U heir to. He invites all
females who may be suffering with diseases peculiar to
to call anil examine his jicw mode uf treatment,
jiF thousands have been restored to health who have been
abandoned by others, lie is in possession of perfect in
struments for sounding the lung< and chest and is there
fore able to determine tho exact condition of tho vital or
gans—consequently cau treat such complaints with greater
«infety and certainty than it is possible-for those wrhogueflfi
at the disease nml experiment for lie believes
that for every malady, there is found in our soil u sure
and ncvor-faiHng remedy.
Patients can receive treatment for *0 pot month, except
in cases of Cancers and. Tumors, l they vary from $lO to
$lOO. Examination free. 1)U. IV. LEVINGSTON.
N, Th—Sec Handbills. - ' [May P. *6l.
GPUMANTO WK, PA.
Me CALL UM & CO.,
IMPORTERS & WHOLESALE DEALERS XX
Carpeting, Druggets, Oil Cloths,
. mattings/ &c.
WAREHOUSE, No 500 CHESTNUT STREET, (opposite
i -the Stall* House.)FIIIUAPELPUIA, [mar2l.*6My.
811. CALDEIIWOOi? offers llis Pro
fessional Services to the citizen* of Altoona and
vicinity. Office on Strut? nearly opposite C. J.
- REFER F.NCES:
J. D, I.CDEN. M. !>.. Huntingdon.
Jso McCulloch, M. D.,
11. T. Corptr, “ FRtslmrgh.
Rev. J. B.Ceist, Birmingham. :
Rev. Thomas Sirvensos, Tyrone City.
Jacob Dcci-rr, > i
C. 1 Outer, “ j
W. Bublet, “
M. H. Jour,
Altoona, May 9th. ISCI-ly* ; '■ :
Tilohmak V. Rhoads,.; ..i Charles Sailor.
(late Eagle hotel,)
Third; Street, above 800,
BIIOADS & SAILOR, Proprietors.
TERMS, $1.25 PER KAY.
March 7. IWI-ly
Blanks of all descriptions
neatly and eatnedictoiwly executed at this office.
ALTOONA, PA., THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1861.
THE ALTOONA TRIBUNE
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All papers discontinued at the expiration of the time
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SCOTT AND THE VETERAN.
BY DAY A U D TAYLOR
Ad old and crippled veteran to the War Department came;
Ho sought tho Chief who led him on many afield of fame—
The Chief whoshouted *Forwardl’ wnercVrhiad)anucrro»o,
And bore its stars lu triumph behind tho flying foes.
“Have you forgotten, General," tho battered soldier criedj
“‘The days of eighteen hundred twelve, when X was at your
Have you, forgotten Johnson, who fought at Lundy's Lane f
*TLs true I'm old and pensioned, but 1 want to fight again."
“Have I forgotten?" said tho Chief—‘
And here’s the hand I gave you then, and lot it tell you so.
But you have done your share,my friend; you’re crippUd,
old and gray, -
And we have need of younger anna and fresher blood to-day.’ *
■But, General!" cried the veteran—a flash upon his brow—
Tho very men who fought with us, they say, are traitors
They’ve tern the Flag of Lundy’s Lane—our old lied,
White and Blue—
And while a drop of blood is left, I’ll show that drop is
“ I’m not so .weak but 1 can strike, and I’ve a gobd old gun,
To got tho range of traitors’ hearts, and prick them one by
Your Mime rifles and such arms it’s not worth while to
I couldn’t get tho hang o’ them, but I’ll keep my powder
,“God bios* you, comrade!* ' said tho Chicf—“Ood blesa
your loyal heart!
But younger men are in the Held, aud claim to have their
Xliey’ll plaot our sacred Banner in each rebellious town,
Aud woo, henceforth, to any hand that dares to pull it
“But, Gcnt-rall" (still persisting,) the weeping veteran
“I’m young enough to follow, so long os you’re my guide;
And some you know mnat bite the dust, and that at least
So, give tho young a place to fight, but mo a place to die!
If they should fire 6u Pickens, let tho Colonel in com*
Put me upon tho ramparts, with the flagstaff In my hand;
No odds UoW hot the cannoD-fcmokc, or how the shells may
ITI hold the Stars ami Stripes aloft, and hold them till I die'
“I’m ready, General; so you a post to mo be given,
Where Washington can eeo me, os ho looks Irom highest
And say to,Putnam at his side, or may bo GcnT Wayne:—
‘There stands old Billy Johnson, who fought at Lundy's
“And when tho fight is hottest, before the traitors fly—
When shells and, balls are whizzing, and bursting in the
•kjr- ' *
If any shot should hit me, and lay me on my face,
My soul would go to Washington's, and not to Arnold's ,
Correspondence of the Cincinnati Commercial.
Sharp Skirmishing in the Western
part of Virgihia.
Buckiiannon, Va., July 7, ’6l.
A gallant band of fifty Buckeyes, Third
Ohio Regiment, under Capt. 0. A. Lawson,
of Columbus, made a good record yester
day afternoon, at Middle Fork Bridge. —
On Friday afternoon, without Gen. Mc-
Clellan’s knowledge, General Schleigh or
dered Col. Morrow to detach fifty men for
a scouting expedition. Surgeon M’Means
accompanied the party —five men being
taken from each Company of the Regi
ment. The expedition proceeded by bri
dle-paths across the hills to a point on
Beverly pike, five miles this side of Mid
dle Fork Bridge, and encamped-for the
night. About midnight, Union men ap
pealed to them for protection against ma
rauding rebels who had pillaged their
houses, and forced their women and chil-;
dren to flee to the woods for safety. Law
son scaled mountain and crossed
Middle Fork in the morning, two-and-a
half miles above the bridge. He followed
the stream, .with great difficulty, through
unbroken thickets, until he reached a
good ambush within musket range of the
bridge, which was crowded with rebels. —
The enemy discovered his party, and an
advance-guard of five cautiously moved
towards him from the bridge, all ready
with their muskets. Ilis men stood up,
and both parties fired simultaneously.—■
Three of the rebels fled at the first round,
and the other two dropped immediately
afterwards. The enemy now opened upon
his little band from three tides— from the
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bridge, behind its embankments, and the
thickets on the hillside.
.H. C. PEEK,
In order to get a better opportunity he
moved his men into an open space, seventy
five yards from, and commanding the east
ern entrance of the bridge, and poured
into the crowd of rebels a galling fire.—
The effect was, awful imprecations and
screams of “ murder.” His men obeyed
orders with absolute composure. A num
ber had already been hit, and one was
killed in the act of firing. After firing
four rounds into the bridge, he ordered a
retreat, and the lads backed slowly into
the bushes, carrying their wounded. The
enemy did not pursue, and his party re
crpssed the stream a mile-and-a-half above
the bridge. Capt. Lawson brought away
the musket of the dead soldier, but was
unable to carry off the body—the enemy’s
ambuscades from the hillsides being too
hot. He says his party was not much
harassed by the party at the bridge, but
the ambuscade was annoying
Those in the bridge and behind the
embankment would pop up their heads
and blaze away without good aim, but
those in the bushes were more deliberate.
An Irishman in the party says it was “ hot
as hell!” Lawson says his men behaved
splendidly; not a man flinched, and they
obeyed orders just as promptly as if on
The men say that the Captain himself
animated them by his cheerful voice,
which was heard above the din of the
conflict. Dr. McMeans says the Captain
was as calm and collected as if he were
The casualties were as follows;—Samuel
W. Johus, of Hamilton, Butler county,
shot dead by a ball through the breast ;
corporal High, of Columbus, shot in the
right foot by a rebel from the hillside.—
The ball struck the top of his ancle, and
passed downward, shattering the small
bones of the foot. The surgeons hope
to save the foot, but it is doubtful. High
was in the front of the battle, and fell
exclaiming—“ Captain, I’m „ bit, but I
must have another shot; rising aud stand
ing on one foot, he loaded and fired twice
more, when, being faint, two of his com
rades assisted him into the bushes. Nich
olas Black, a Brighton butcher boy, of
Cincinnati, was struck in the forehead,
over the i;ight eye, by a buckshot, which
lodged between the skull bones —a severe
wound, but not dangerous. He fell, but
rose again and took two more shots at the
enemy. George W. Darling, of Neward,
was shot in the left arm ; the ball entered
at the elbow, and traversed the muscles
of the arm seven or eight inches, plough
ing up a ghastly furrow; the bone was
not broken. David Edson, of Barqcs
villc, Belmont county, slightly wounded
in the right 'arm. Joseph Backus, of
Newark, slightly wounded in the left leg.
William Dening of Hamilton, Butler Co.,
had the skin above his right car cut by a
ball. Seven .or eight of. the men received
scratches, and had their clothing riddled.
Captain Lawson says, Mr. Miller, of Wor
thington, was tho coolest and pluckiest
fellow in the fight. He was the last to
quit the field, and left the bushes twice
to get a fair shot; but Dr. McMeans said
every man of the party displayed good
pluck. The wounded were brought to
the hospital in wagons, this morning, and
are comfortable. Captain Lawson and his
men are confident that some were killed
on the bridge. Seven were killed outside
of the bridge. AIJ accounts agree that
the rebels were about 300 strong, mostly
Georgians, including forty horsemen who
were armed with Sharpe’s carbines.
General McClellan is much pleaied with
the gallantry of the men, but severely
censures the expedition. Lawson gives
valuable information about the topography
of Middle Fork.
•“my breve old soldier,
We are indebted to James McFetridge,
Esq., late United States collector at Pem
bina, for the particulars of a bloody fight
between the Sioux and Chippewas, ot
which he was an eye-witness, at St. Jo
seph, on the Pembina river, on the 10th
of June last.
Last summer, while the lion. Charles
Grant was encamped with a party of hun
ters, on Mousd river, twelye horses were
stolen from him by a party of Yankton
Sioux. Nothing was heard of the horses
until the 10th of June last, when a party
of thirty-two Sioux warriors accompanied
by two squaws, arrived at St. Joseph with
the stolen property, for the purpose of re
turning it, in pursuance of a recent treaty
made between Pembina half-breed hunters
and the Yankton Sioux. The delegation
with the stolen horses arrived opposite St.
Joseph about two o’clock in the afternoon;
they immediately crossed the river and
proceeded to the residence of Gov. Wil
kie a member of the Territorial Legisla
Unfortunately, a large party of Chippo
was, and also parties of Assiniboincs and
Cres were encamped at St. Joseph, and
the Cbippewas fired on the Sioux when
they were in the act of entering Governor
Wilkie’s house. The Sioux took posses
sion of the house, and, removing the
“ chinking” from between the logs, re
From tbo St. Paul Pioneer & Democrat, of July 3d.
TEEBIBLE INDIAN EIGHT.
turned the fire with effect. From this
time until midnight a constant firing was
kept up between the Indians. Six Chip*
pewas, three Sioux, and two Assiniboines
were killed during the struggle. Gover
nor Wilkie’s daughter in passing within
range of the combatants, was severely
wounded in the thigh by an arrow.
Mr. McFetridge describes the scene as
terribly exciting, and relates instances of
great individual bravery. One Chippewa,
a son of the Chief, Bad Bear, was shot
three times in attempting to ! enter the
house; at each shot he fell to the ground,
but raised himself, and pushed forward;
his progress was stopped at the treshold
by one of the Sioux cleaving his head
through to the chin with an axe.
The House occupied by the Sioux is
about two hundred feet from the river.
The Chippewas surrounded it, and, to
make their escape, the Sioux were com
pelled to ruw that distance, and wade the
river to the south bank, in the face of a
constant fire from, their enemies. This
they did aided by the darkness of the
night, with but the loss of one warrior,
who was found dead by the Chippewas in
the morning, on-the south badk of the
stream. The Sioux left behind them thir
ty-two horses in addition to the twelve
stolen ones, and the dead bodies of three
of their warriors.
Mr. McFctridge states that the resi
dence of Gov. Wilkie resembled a slaugh
ter-house, on the morning after the con
flict. Five Chippewaa and two Sioux
were lyiug dead on the floor, which was
covered with their b100d... The Sioux did
not scalp the dead Chippcwas in the house
nor mutilate their bodies. The Chippe
was were more brutal; they cut up the
dead bodies of their foes and burned
Although the half-breeds of iSt. Joseph
refrained from taking any part iq the fight,
they arc apprehensive of an attack from a
body of Sioux, now encamped at Devil’s
Lake. The Sioux promised to return and
settle accounts with the Chippewas, in
numbers like the' mosquitoes—a very for
cible simile in that locality.
Congress appropriated, a year or more
ago, §50,000 for the erection of a fort on
Pembina river, to prevent such outrages
as this. We submit that the occurrence
here related indicates the necessity of im
mediate action on the part of the Federal
Government. There should bo a perma
nent military post located at St. Joseph,
or in that vicinity, immediately.
Two Forgiven Deserters. —A lady
of Alexandria narrates the following inci
dent, which affords a striking, but sad il
lustration of the effects of civil war. The
lady in question has resided with an. only
daughter for many years in Alcxandaia. I
About nine months since, a mutual friend
introduced a young gentleman of Rich
mond to "the family. The young people
soon became intimately acquainted, and
quite naturally fell in lovo. The parents
on both sides couscnting, the parties were
betrothed, and the marriage day was fixed
fof the 4th of July, inst. In the mean
time, however, Virginians were called up
on to decide upon which side they would
stand. : The ladies declared themselves on
the side of the Government, hut the gen
tleman joined the forces of his State. No
opportunity' was afforded for the inter
change of sentiments between the-young
folks or anything settled as to their future
movements. Matters thus remained until
the 4th of July, when exactly within an
hour of the time originally fixed for the
marriage, intelligence was conveyed to the
residence of the ladies that the young man
had been shot by a sentry two days before,
while attempting to desert and join his
bride. His betrothed did not shed a tear,
but standing erect, smiled, and then re
marking to her mother, “ I am going to
desert too,” fell on the floor, while the life
blood bubbled from her lips, and on the
Monday following her remains were con
veyed to their last resting place.
A Singcxar Dxvice. —In the Superior
Court, a few days since, a colored individ
ual, named James Preston, was sentenced
to eight years in the State Prison. Pre
vious to his removal, and while in the room
assigned for prisoners, he was visited by
his wife, whose peculiar appearance ex
cited some sympathy for tlxe case. In the
illness at which her appearance hinted she
would be without the comforting and con
soling society of her husband, and she
must struggle, unaided, to obtain food for
another mouth. She satf her convict lord,
but what transpired during the interview
is unknown, further than that she unwound
from about her person a long strip of bed
ticking material, sixty or seventy feet in
length, with a hook upon one end, and
with this article Preston tried to make his
escape. Ho placed the hook upon the
window bar and jumping suddenly out
was in the qct of descending to the ground
—-from the fourth story and in broad day
light—when Constable Smith’ caught him
I hy the wooi and hauled him back to the
| room. The whole affair caused much ex
-1 citcment, and its more amusing features
will not soon be forgotten. Mrs. P. is “as
well as could be expected.’ 7 —Hostou Post
t&r XHsappoared —The comet.
EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS.
Bounty Stand Grants to Soldiers.
The following is the bill reported in the
House of Representatives by Mr. Holman
of Indiana, granting bounty land to cer
tain officers and soldiers who have been or
shall hereafter bo engaged in the military
service of the United States:
Be it enacted, That each commis
sioned and non-commissioned officer, mu- ■>
sician and private, who shall have been in x
the military service, or shall have volun
teered or enlisted and been regularly mus
tered into the military service of the Unit
ed States, since the twelfth day of April,
1861, and shall have been or shall be ia
such service for a period of not less than
sixty days, and shall have received pr shall
receive an honorable discharge, shall bo
entitled to receive a warrant from the De
partment of the Interior for one hundred
and sixty acres of laud.
Section second grants one hundred and
sixty acres of land to the widow or minor
children of any officer, non-commissioned
officer, musician or private, who may be
killed or 1 die in the service, provided ho
had been mustered into service for a period
of not less than three months.
Section third provides that the laud
warrants shall be assignable only subsequent
to the delivery to the person to whom is
sued, and such assignment to be valid must
be personally executed by such person.
Section fourth provides for the location
of such warrants on any public lands duly
surveyed and subject to sale.
Section fifth extends the benefit of the
act to the militia or volunteers of any.
Stati dr Territory who shall have been
mustered into the actual service of the
United States, provided that such militia
or volunteers shall have been actually
armed and equipped by such State or Ter
ritory, and in, the actual pay thereof, for
the purpose of sustaining the authority of
the government of the United States.
Section sixth gives three hundred and
sixty, in stead of one hundred and sixty
acres of land, to every officer, non-com
missioned office musician or privave, or to
his widow or minor children, who shall
have been mustered into the service prior
to August 1,1861, and continue in such
service until the military forces of the
United States, except the regular army,
shall be disbanded, or who shall be previr
ously honorably discharged on account of
wounds received or sickness incurred in
Section eight applies the provisions of
the'act to officers and seamen in the navy
within the periods and subject to tho lim
itation of the act.
Section ninth provides that the Secre
tary of War, with the approval of the
President, shall prescribe rules and regu
lations necessary to carry the act into
Section tenth provides that an honora
ble discharge, on account of wounds or
sickness incurred in the line of duty, shall
entitle the party discharged to the same
benefits as if the term of service had been
A Knowing Contraband.—A num
ber of “ contrabands” are in the camp of
the Connecticut regiment, at Falls Church,
Ya., where they take to work very cheer
fully. A little ten year old came in the
other day, who had evidently learned fast
of late. Says a letter in the Hartford
Press.: “Who owns you?” said I. “flOr
body don’t own me," said he, (i I owns
myself.” Treasonable —very. Ho says
he “ don’t like the Virginny soldiers.”—
I asked him how he knew we would treat
him well. “ Oh, I tnowed,” said he, “ and
I seed oder folks a cornin’ yere.”
Jtas“ A female military company named
the Hnioh Captivators, has been formed at
Falmouth, Ky., and over- thirty of the
young ladies of the place have joined the
organization. The uniform is an apron of
the old fashioned cut, made of red, white
and blue—that part covering the bosom
representing the stars and the lower part
During the trial of the Holbrook
divorce case, at Dedham, Mass., one of the
lawyers proposed to narrate a history of
the case. “ Don’t want to hear it/’ said
Judge Metcalf, “ I havn’t heard anything
else for two years.”
Sometime since, a letter was re
ceived at the Chicago post office, directed
to an “Honest Man.” The chief clerk -
sent it to the dead letter department, with
the candid confession that no such a man
lived in Chicago.
“My son, haven’t I told you three
times to go and shut that gate?” said »
lather to a four year old. “Yes,” said
Young American, “and havent’t I told
you three times that Iwould’nfcdo it? You
must bo stupid.”
J4ff*‘ “File right I” said an officer' to bis
company. “Bedad,” said an Irishman >
who stood near sharpening his saw, “it’*
me own property, and I’ll he doin' as I
plaze wid'lt—-fW oil you !” ’
a®* Model wives formerly took a stitoh
in time, hat now, with the aid of sowing
machines, they take ©up in no tune.