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CHURCHES, MINISTERS. AC.
PRKSBYTKUIAN —Hcv. Banks, Pastor—Preaching
every Sabbath morning at 11 o'clock, and in the evening
at 7 o’clock. Prayer Meeting iu the Lecture Room every
Wedue«day evening at 7 -o'clock. Sabbath School in same
room at o'clovk iu the morning.
MKTHODIST EPISCOPAL—Her. W. Lu Spotswood.
l*astur.—Preaching every Sabbath morning at 11 o’clock,
aud in the evening at 7 o’clock- Prayer Meeting in the
Lectun? Room, every Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock.—
Sabbath School in the same room at 2 o'clock P. M.
KVANGELIOAL LUTHERAN—Key. C. L. Kheknfeld,
PastoKk—Preaching every Sabbath morning at 11 o’clock,
and iu Ihe evening at 7 o’clock. Praj ; er Meeting in the
Room every Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock.—
Sabbath School iu same room at 9 o’clock A. M.
BAI^IST—Rev. A. U. Ssvdowx&, Pastor.—Preaching
everj- Sabbath morning ll o'clock, and in Ihe eveuingat
7 o’cb*ck. Prayer Meeting every Wednesday evening at
T o'clock. Sabbath School at 9 u’chKk A. M.
UNITED BRETHREN—Uyv. Samuel Kephart, Pastor.
Preaching every Sabbath morning at 11 (fclock.&odln tb«*
eveuingat 7 o’clock. Prayer Meeting in the Lecture Room
every Wednesday eveuingat 7 o’clock. - Sabbath School in
the same room at 9 o'clock in the morning.
PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL—(No regular Pastor.)—
Preaching on Sabbath morning at 11 o’clock, and in the.
eveuingat? o’clock- Prayer Meeting* every Wednesday
evening at 7 o'clock. Sabbath School at 9 o’clock A. M.
ENGLISH CATHOLIO-Bev. Joas Toco. Pastor—Di
vine services every Sabbath morning at ; loj4 o’clock and
in the afternoon at 3 o’clock. Sabbath School at 2 o’clock
in the afternoon.
GERMAN CATHOLIC—Rev. —I . Paitor.
—Divine services every Sabbath morning at 19W o’clock,
aud in the afternoon at 3 o’clock. Sabbath School at 1
o'clock in the afternoon.
AFRICAN METHODIST—Rev. Ai.CXANX>£S Jorasrov,
Pastor.—Preachmg every Fourth Sabbath in each month:
Prayer Meeting every Friday evening at 7 o’clock. Sab
bath School at 2 o’clock In the afternoon.
RAIL ROAD SCHEDULE.
ON AND AFTER MONDAY, NOV. 4, 1861. TRAINS
will arrive at and leave Altoona Station as follows:
ii.res» Traill East arrives 9,35 P. M., ' leaves 9,55 P. M
“ “ West “ BJ»A. M. “ 8,40 A.M.
“ East “ ' £IOA. M. “ 3.15 A.M.
“ West *• 8,55 P. M„ “ 9,10 P.M.
“ East “ 11,22 A. Mi, 11,40 A.M.
West “ 1,55 P.M., 1 2,15 P.M.
The HOLLIDAYSBUHO BRANCH connects with Ex
press Train and Fast Line West, and Hail Train East and
INDIANA BRANCH TRAINS connect with Johnstown
Accommodation 1 Trains Kant and West, Express West, amt
Mail train Kait am! West.
ENOCH LKWIS, Gtu'l Siipl.
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MAI I*3 CLOSK.
•V e-tern Way
MAILS ARRIVE. ;
HolUday»l*arg....r.. f BJS A.M. A 11 15 A.M.
Western Through 3 10 A. M.
Eastern Through 8 40 M
Western Way 11 22 A.M.
Eastern Way 1 55 P. M.
Office Uocas; —During the week, from 6 45 a. x. till
T 00 p.;u. On Sundays, from 7 45 till 9 00 a. M.
GKO. W. PATTON P. M
MEETINGS OF ASSOCIATIONS.
MOUNTAIN LODGE, No. 281. A. X- M*, meets on second
Tuesday of each mouth, at ”V£ o’clock V. M., In the third
story of the Masonic Temple. !
MOUNTAIN R. A- CHAPTER. No. 180 A. T. M-, meets
cm the first Thursday and third Monday of each mouth,
ut 7VC o’clock P. M.. in same room as above.
MOUNTAIN COUNCIL, No. 9. A.Y. BU meets on the
first Monday of each month, at 9'clock P. M., io same
room as above.
MOUNTAIN COMMANDRRY. No. 10, A. Y. M., meets
on the,fourth Tuesday of each mouth, at 7% o’clock P.M,
in same room as above.
ALTOONA LODGE, No. 473, I. O. : of 0- Fmeets every
Friday evening, at 7*£ o’clock, in the second story of the
VERANDA LODGE. No. SC2, 1.0.-of 0. F„ meets every
Tuesday evening, at 7% o’clock, in third story of Patton’s
Building, on Virginia street.
WINNEBAGO TRIBE, No. 35, I. p. B. M., meets every
Tuesday evening in the second story of Masonic Temple.
Council fire kindled at 7th run 30th breath.
ALtOONA DIVISION. No. 311, S. ofT n meets every
Saturday evening, at 7 o’clock, in the second story of the
Masonic Temple. •
Gftvfrunr —Andrew G. Curtin. ’
Secretary of State —Eli Sllfer.
Attorney General —William M. Meredith,
Auditor General—-' Thomas E. Cochran.
Surveyor General’— William L. Wright.
Adjutant General —E. M. Biddle.
State treasurer —Henry D. Moore. :
BLAIR COUNTY OFFICERS.
Judge* of Hit blur#.—President Judge; Hon George Tay
lor. Associates, Samuel Dean, Adam Moses.
State. .SMiator-rnon. Lewis W. Hall.'
PrtrOumolary— Anthony S. Morrow.
Register and Rtverdcr —Hugh A. Caldwell.
.SArri/f—Samuel McCamauf, Deputy—John Marks.
IHstrict Attorney —Benjamin L. Hcwft. .
County CbwmitrioM'ri—George L. Cowan, George Koon,
James M. KtnknuL
Ontniy Surveyor —James L. Gwin.
Treasurer —J oh n McKeage.
Poor Mouse Directors— Peter Good, William Barley, David
County Auditors— A- M. Lloyd, Bobt. M. Meadmer, L. L.
Cbroner—A. J. Freeman.
Superintendent of Cmsnon School*— John Mitchell
ALTOONA BOROUGH Of FICERS.
Juituxi ofOt Vtoct —Jacob M. Cherry, John McClelland.
Burgeu—John Allison. : . .
Jbmt Chuncil —A. A. gmyth, Daniel Laughman, John Mc-
Dowell, K. Greenwood. C. B. Hoatctter, S. J. Merviue.
Clerk to Council —S. M. Woodkok. - -
Borough Traaurrr— Daniel Baughman. .
School Director B. Cramer. John Shoemaker, J. B.
Hfleman, fm. Boyden, Jam.. Lowther, JS. A. Beck.
Treasurer of School BMmrJ.B. Hllexnan.
Bigh OmaUWc—Joaeph K. Kly. , _ ,
Oiieriar of State, QnaUg, Borough and School To*—Joj.
Auditory- John Lowther; C. J. Mann, Alex. McCormick
Attestor John McClelland. _ ,
Auutant Attestors —Jacob Heaaer, J. L. Rdfrayder.
Judge of Bectums—tsst Ward—William Maloney.
« « Wert Ward—John t. Pi|*r
.. i U North Ward—Chrlrtlan Whistler.
Inspectors—Ettt Ward-D. M. Greene, JohcUooper
7c greet Ward—J. K. Bellman, Robt. Pitcairne.
i« North Ward—Bobt. McCorttkk, John Condo.
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ALTOONA, PA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1861.
SKETCHES BY A NORTHERN RANGER.
A scout’s adventube
We had reached / the entrance of a nar
row pass which led through some nigged
hills. Our was smell, but its mem
bers were determined men, none of whom
were notices in scenes of danger. We
marched in silence that was broken only
by the murmured whispers of the men,
the cries and fluttering of birds, or the
quick plunge of some small animal through
the thick foliage, which, from the very
edge of the path we were pursuing, spread
amid lofty trees thinly scattered on the
Day was near its close. We were dis
tant some miles from the camp, and the
enemy might be in possession of the defile
in, overwhelming numbers. It was deter
mined that we should keep in compact
order until we had got well beyond the
entrance of the pass, when, as it became
more obstructed or torturous, we should
advance singly, taking advantage of every
bush, rook or inequality in the surface of
the ground, ready for the foe. and reckless
of his numbers.
The foliage became thicker as we ad
vanced and os evening fell. On our right
was a dense thicket, which we reached
after having lost sight of the entrance to
the defile,in our rear. This thicket reached
from the foot of the gorge to the summit.
Kach step became firmer but more cautious.
There was no whispering now, and every
breath was guarded. We were far in the
glen—on one side gray rocks, lofty trees,
flowering plants and creepers in wild con
fusion spreading over the abrupt sides of
dark, fantastic hills, broken at intervals
by huge chasms that gleamed wildly in
the rays of the decliningsun; on the other
side, the impenetrable thicket was buried
Still steadily and stealthily advancing,
each man with his rifle grasped easily in
his hand, glancing quickly to the right
and left, with unwearied energy crept
along the glen. A whistle, quick and
clear, sent its wild sound thrilling through
every heart and ear. There was a sudden
halt in our little troop. All was breath
less suspense. That was no bird’s cry.—
No throat but a human one ever gave out
a note so threatening. “ What was it?”
passed in a still, rapid whisper among us.
“ Guerillas 1” i “Hush!” We listened
long and breathlessly, and warily peered
on every side. Not a man of us visible
but to his fellows. Crouched with, our
very hearts beating, on the earth, covered
by the friendly bush, we lay for many
minutes in thfe hope of hearing the whistle
repeated. All was as still as though the
spot had never known its wild solitude
broken by the foot of man or disturbed
by his passions, his schemes or his ambi
Still we listened, but in vajn. No other
sound was heard. Why was there no
other signal ? Was it a solitary wanderer,
who sent that shrill cry forth through the
stillness, in mere wantonness, and with no
other motive than that of breaking its mo
notony ? Not so. There was a signifi
cance in that sound that breathed war and
defiance as plainly as if it had come from
the blast of a trumpet. “Up and moving,
men S” came in low tones from the lips of
the sergeant in command. ‘‘Let ’em try
Our march was resumed as before; but
we stepped more stealthily, listened with
painful attention, and glared on every side
with the intensity of bloodhounds. The
defile took an acute turn to the right, and
on the left was a naked space, extending
for some yards, aevoid of all verdure but
: the gray moss clinging* around the gray
We began hastily to cross this uncov- \ I told him I was shot in the hip, and was
ered space, when there was a report of' dying of thirst. He then called a mem
many pieces, whilst red flashes from rocks ' her °f the party to him,'and taking from
and bushes in the front gleamed savagely i I*l® hand a canteen, poured some of its
and suddenly upon us. For a moment we i contents (brandy and water,) down my
were staggered. Then with a shout we ; throat. My wound bad entirely stopped
rushed forward to unearth the ambushed bleeding, but my whole side was stiff and
foe. Again the fire was repeated, with ; painful. With much difficulty I rose to
the muzzles of their rifles within a few j feet, and by the aid of two of my cap
feet of our faces. I gazed round for an i tors, for such they were, managed to move
instant, (after discharging my piece at one along with the rest of the band, through
fellow, and with my bayonet transfixing what appeared a cleft in the mountain,
another to the soft sandy rock, against' pursuing a new path to that I had hith
which he fell,) and perceived none of my erto traversed in the company of those
party by my side. But the thick smoke l* a d fallen, and whom I was now leav
and rapidly falling darkness that now ing behind me forever,
ruled, in conjunction with shots, yells and hor some time we followed this road,
groans, in the surrounding glea, made | running at the base of two declivities al
eveiy thing invisible beyond the length of; moBt perpendicular, whose dizzy summits
thp arm. ' I could not scan, and whose rugged sides
At that instant I felt a sudden pang; a of gray, at intervals were shining coldly
dizziness, a blackness like death, came on beneath some stray gleam of moonlight,
me; I clutched wildly at the sulphurous that, even in that cavernous pass, found
air, reeled and fell; it® way and smiled amid the gloom, like
When I recovered my senses, I discov- the good glance of a visiting angel,
ered that I was lying on my side, bleeding Suddenly we emerged from this gloomy
slightly from a flesh wound in the thigh, defile, and found ourselves in what ap
: I had bled profusely, before recovering, peared almost a level country. Here—
for I was saturated in half-concealed gore, where some tents were pitched—we halted,
Raising, myself on my elbow. 1 looked an< l I was a prisoner in a guerrilla camp,
j around for my comrades. The moon was A week elapsed, and I had recovered
shining with all the softness of her beauty from my wound. The chief of the party
on the spot, I counted five bodies lying who had captured me offered me my lib
within a compass of almost as manyyards. erty, on condition that I gave my parole
[independent in everything.]
I endeavored to discover their uniforms, |
but could not at that distance. I rose i
slowly, and with mnch difficulty reached
the nearest. He was dead, with a blue '
hole in the centre of his forehead, through |
which the bullet had passed and the blood .1
still slowly oozed, f crawled to the next j
one; he, too, was past all eaatbiy aid. So
on to the third, 1 fourth and filth. The
bullet had done its full work on all. These !
had been my comrades a few hours before, •
eager to deal destruction upon foes, and j
careless of the fate that met them. I was !
the sixth and last of the party. !
But where was the enemy, or what had
been the enemy ? I heard no sound, and
the moonlight falling directly upon the
dead men and the gray, weird-like rocks,
produced an effect that was sickening and
horrible. I remembered the man I had
slain. 1 searched for his body, but it was
gone. I also searched for others of the
enemy, bat could find none; all had dis- I
There were no dead left on that battle
ground bat the five fallen seouts. Yet it
was obvious that others had perished there,
from the blood lying in little pools among
the rocks, behind which the ambushed foe
had lurked and poured upon us his deadly
My wound began to bleed afresh, which
brought a faintness upon me, and I sank
to the earth. A burning thirst was con
suming me, and I groaned in agony.
After a little while 1 made another ef
fort to rise, but failed; and then Jailing
back, as calmly as possible, I yielded to
my fate. I thought of past days, when,
in early youth, no cry for blood had yet
awakened that inherent ferocity that lurks
unseen in the heart of man, until the
fearful scent rouses it as it does the blood
hound, and it springs forth with a swift
ness that appals, and a strength that deso
3ly reverie was broken by the sound of
voices. Then came thai of approaching
footsteps. As it drew nearer a new life
seemed to quiver through my veins, like
a fre§h gush of virgin spring: The most
savage foe. to whom the torture of a cap
tive was an unapproachable delight, ad
vancing upon me with the menaces of a
demoniac, would at that moment have
been welcome as an angel of light in com
parison to the loneliness, the woe, of that
dismal glen and its bloody and unburied
In a few moments a dozen armed men
were-,on the, spot, leaning upon their rifles
and gazing round upon the dead. Some
rtooped and scanned the bodies with care
less scrutiny others merely stirred them
with the foot, or turned them over with
the muzzles of their guns, with the brutal
indifference which bloodshed engenders in
“ They’re dead. Let them rot I” said
one, who appeared to be the leader of the
“ Not all dead,” I replied.
Had a voice actually issued from the
tomb,* as mine undoubtedly seemed to do,
its effect would not have been much more
startling. Each mao, for the moment,
seemed changed into a statue. Then the
whole group simultaneously moved toward
“That’s the fellow that bayonetted Ike,”
exclaimed one of them, cocking his revol
ver and thrusting the muzzle between my
In another instant I should have been
in eternity, but tor the sudden jerking
back of my would-be destroyer’s arm by
one of his own comrades, who calmly re
marked: “If he’s got through the rough
work he had a while ago, we’ll not kill
the poor devil now.” With a muttered
curse the ruffian replaced his weapon in
his belt and withdrew. “ Where are you
hurt?” inquired he whose interference
had just saved me; “can’t yer get up?”
not to bear arms against die rebels again
during twelve months. This I had sworn
never to do in the event of my becoming
a prisoner to the Southern army, and 1
was equally resolved now to adhere to my
From that moment I was closely guarded,
with that vigilance known but to an angry
foe. No drowsy sentinel ever lounged
with heavy limb and weary eye, in mock
watchfulness, near the ragged conch upon
which I lay. But, sleeping or waking,
some hawk-eyed watcher kept guard by
my side, marking all my outgoings and
In that camp there was another prisoner
besides myself. He was a miserable crea
ture, apparently, only awaiting the certain
death that the caprice of a merciless band
would, in some unexpected moment, hurl
upon his head, and whom nothing but the
same caprice permitted still to move upon
the earth a living thing. This wretch
bad been taken in the act of robbing the
dead, after a skirmish. His crime, in the
eye of a soldier, is a deadly sin. He is
the pariah of his class. A vulture too
foul for an honest shot, from whose blood
the bright steel would receive a disgrace
deeper than its stain V A thing frw wprth
less to hang; one whose loathsome life
should be crushed out suddenly, with a
stone or a club, like a reptile, and the con
taminated weapon flimg from the hand
He cringed to his captors, and they
drove him from them with curses and
kicks, and when he faWncdthey spat upon
One night, after unwearied watchful
ness and ceaseless planning, I broke from
the bondage that held me. The night was
cloudy and threatened rain, t had heard
enough from my captors to know that a
detatchment of Northern troops was en
camped to the Eastward, within five miles
of us. This detachment I resolved to
reach, or die. From what I had learned
among the guerillas, I felt assured I could
with little difficulty find the encampment.
After crouching my way through and
along the outskirt of a thicket that grew
by the side of a road, (old and grass grown,
running nearly East and West,) for at least
two miles, I merged from it into the road,
sweating, bleeding and hatless, my clothes
torn into fragments, panting and wearied.
I had taken my bearings from the few
stars that glimmered through the clouds,
and was about to start along the road in
an Eastern direction, when*; a man leaped
from the thicket, and—the thief of the
battle-field, the plunderer of the dead,
stood by my side! “ On! on 1” he cried,
in hoarse and excited tones, pointing
along the road in the direction I was
about to take, “ they’re following!” He
shook with fear, and I pitied him. Uis
gust at his presence, too, was . lessened by
a sense of the common danger. Before I
could speak he dashed' past me along the
road. I followed, and thus we fled for
more than twenty minutes—he a little
ahead of me during the whole time. We
reached a narrow, unfinished bridge that
stretched from high banks across a stream.
We began to cross the bridge, but our
progress was much impeded and even en
dangered, as our only stepping-points
were from beam to beam and plank to
plank, most of them loose and rotten and
at uneven distances. The bridge was
supported by huge piles set, in the river,
whose sullen waters we were able to dis
tinguish rushing far beneath us. Yet the
river seemed shallow there, for we could
detect white breakers curling around
the rocks. But onward we went. I
was now in advance some dozen yards.
All before us, beyond twenty feet, was lost
in gloom; behind, the same darkness, im
penetrable at the same distance. Yet on
we pressed, from one rotten, shaking tim
ber to another. Suddenly load shorts in
the rear proclamed the pursuing foe.—
These were followrd by the sharp ring of
rifles, and a fearful shriek from my com
panion. I stopped and turned. He called
to me, “for the love of Heaven, to help
him.” I returned some little distance,
and found him clinging about a couple of
feet above the cross-pieces, to a narrow
iron bar that ran from one of the piles to
another. He was struggling wildly.—
“ How is it?” I asked, as I stooped to aid
him, But I discovered my assistance to
be valueless unless I could place my feet on
the bar, and, leaning with my breast upon
one of the timbers,, and reach over both
hands and grasp him by the collar. As I
was making this essay, the moon broke
fully upon us, and I met his upturned
pallid face. His teeth were set. His
bloodless lips drawn from them with a
rigidity that left them completely bare.—
His eyes were starting from their sockets, “ Well, now, suppose that a man should
and his form trembled so as to shake the buy a pair of 'chickens at twelve and a
last hold to which he clung. half cents a pound and the chickens
“One of their bullets,” He hissed be- weighed seven pounds and a quarter, what
tween his teeth, “ has smashed my ankle, would you think they’d come to 7”
lam going'” His hold relaxed, another “Was it in the morning?” . ~„
terrible shriek rang through the night air w Why what lias that to do with ij.i
and he fell crushing among the jutting “A great deal; because if it was W the
rocks below ; his blood mingled with the morning and my wife bought
pure clement that eddied round them. what day would come to. -
1 again pursued ’my way along the “ What would they come tor"
bridge alone. Many ! a bullet whistled u -A- chicken pof.pie at* asuudcD wiMp
past me from my inveterate but bewildered * pearanoe. . * - - , .
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foes, and many a narrow escape I ran of
being burled into the dark nrer, of ia*
palement upon its half-concealed rooks.—
But one such death sufficed for that night.
At length 1 reached the other side, thank
ful bat exhausted. Still, with unabated
speed, I pursued my way, until the chal
lenge of a sentinel stopped further pro
gress. I had reached one of the pickets
of the detachment for which I was bound
—our gallant northerners. I was safe,
and a free man again.
THE STORY OF THE FIVE PEACHES.
FOB THE CHILDREN.
A countryman brought home fire peach*
es from the city, the most beautiful that
could be seen. His . children saw the
fruit for the first time. On this occasion
they wondered, and were very much
pleased over the beautiful peaches, with
the rosy cheeks and soft down.
The father divided them among his
four children, and one was received by the
In the evening as the children; were go*
ing to their bed-chambers, they wen
asked by their father:
“Well, how did those fine peaches
teste to you?”
“ Excellent, dear father,” said the eld
est. “It is a beautiful fruit, somewhat
acid, and yet so mild a flavor, 1 have
saved the stone and intend to rear a tree
out of it.”
“ Well done,” said the father, “ that I
call prudently providing for the future, as
it becomes a husbandman.”
“ I have also eaten mine up,” said the
youngest, “ and thrown away the stone,
and mother gave me half of hers. Oh, it
tested so sweet, and melted in one’s
“Well,” said the father, “to be sure
you have not acted prudently, but very
naturally, as children are wont to do. For
prudence there is still room enough in
Then began a second son:
“ 1 picked up the stone which my lit
tle brother threw away, and cracked it—-
There was a kernel therein which tasted
as sweet as a nut. But my peach I have
sold, and have received so , much money
for it that I can/ when I go to the city,
probably buy twelve.”
The father shook his head and said:
“ Wise it was but not in the least child
ish or natural. May heaven preserve yon
from becoming a merchant.”
“ And thou Edmund,” said the father.
Candidly and openly answered Edmund:
“ I took my peach to our neighbor’s
son, the sick George who has a fever.-
He was not willing to take it, but 1 hud it
upon the bed and came sway.”
“ Well,” said the father; “who has,
then, made the best use of his peach?”
Then cried they all three:
“ Brother Edmund has.”
Bnt Edmond remained silent, and the
mother kissed him with tears in her eyes.
Seven Bachelors After The Sank
Girl. —Girls must be rather scarce in La
Crosse, Wisconsin. One evening recently
a party was held in that town. Among
those who attended were seven bachelors.
They proposed that each one go out and
bring in a young lady. They agreed and
one by one so as not to be missed, they
departed. The first one followed to the
house wherein lived Miss B. He knocked
and went in. In about two minutes a
knock was heard at the door, and in an
swer Mr. G. was shown into the parlor.
The two gents looked bland, and were
immediately startled by a third knock,
and the entrance of Mr. G- All looked'
surprised —said they had jost eddied—
when another knock was followed by the
presence of Mr. L. He had just got
seated, when around the other corner, and
up to the front door came another bache
lor. He too, was admitted—shown into
the parlor, only to be followed by the two
remaining hunters for partners. A hearty
laugh followed the “explanation.” The
Miss was so embarrassed, however, that
she declined.to attend, and one by one the
gallant but single minded seven, wended
their way back to the party; but some-bow
or other but one of them returned. Six
went home to bed, and the seventh told
A Good Scholar.—“Julius, l sup
pose yon are a very good scholar?”
“ Not quite aS good as I ought to be,
Sark, why r” \
“ Because I just wanted to ask you a
“ What is it, Sam ?”
“ Have you ever studied arithmetic?”