The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, April 17, 1862, Image 3

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\ Coumnn Difficulty. —Considerable ex
cjjiaeat has been created in this place and Holli
davsbuig, arising out of an attempt to arrest some
thr« or fonr f “B' tive slaves and an alleged horse
from the vicinity of Cumberland, Maryland.
The truth of the matter Is hard to get at, owing
[o the different stories in .circulation. As far as
we can learn, it stands about thus:—On Monday
morning last a man named Spriggs came to this
jjee and requested Constable Ely to assist him in
arresting some horse-thieves. He stated that a
ptfjv of colored men had stolen a horse near Cum
berland, Md., came to Bedford and sold him, and
hired a conveyance to bring them from Bedford to
HoUidaysbnrg. While the Constable and Spriggs
were talking, the party came suddenly around a
corner, whereupon Ely proceeded to arrest them.
He succeeded in securing one of them, and a
woman who was with the party, but three of. them
made their escape. They were pursued out of
10 wn by a party of some ten or twelve men, but
were not overtaken. It turned out afterwards
that the man arrested was a freeman, and that the.
three that escaped were slaves. The man and
woman arrested were taken to HoUidaysbnrg and
placed in jail. The excitement created by the
arrest ran prettyhigh inthis place for some time—
a number alleging that Spriggs did not have a
warrant, and had no authority to arrest any of the
party, while others contended that he had a right
to his slaves, and applied the term “Abolitionist”
pretty freely to those who argued against the pro
ceedings. At the instance of some of the colored:
men of this place, the man and woman were
brought Wore Judge Moses, on Tuesday last, on a
writ of habeus corpus —E. Hammond, Esq., ap
pearing for Spriggs, and Messrs. Calvin and Dean
for the defendants. In the opinion of the Judge,
the evidence was not sufficient to hold them, and
tliev wore accordingly dismissed. We have been
informed that there was a large crowd of white
and colored people around the jail when the pris
oners were liberated, and that for a time there
were strong symptoms of a riot—pistols and laves
king freely shown, and a demand made for clubs
and stones. The : prisoners finally got out of the
crowd and left for other parts, i
Not knotting all the circumstances connected
with the case, we shall venture no opinion in re-:
ference to the proceedings of the officers of the
law, or the crowds, either here or at HoUidaysbnrg,
but will simply give the different versions as they;
have been given ns. ""Those who wished to have
the men arrested allege that Spriggs is the owner
of the slaves and a loyal Union man, and that the
horse left at Bedford was stolen and sold, thus
making them horse-thieves as well as slaves. The
opposite party allege that Spriggs is only a “ nig
ger-catcher” from Bedford; that ho bad no au
thority to arrest the party either as slaves or horse
thieves ; that they did not sell the horse at Bed
ford, but paid for his keeping and ordered him sent
back to Cumberland the first opportunity. Here
the matter rests for the present, but it has, doubt
less, broken friendships which it will require many
years to renew, and done injuries to men that will
require time to overcome.
In Town.— We were somewhat surprised, a day
or two since, to meet upon the street, our former
townsman, Pat. Treves, who has just returned
from Secessia, haying lately been engaged in con
structing foundations for magazines and batteries
for the rebels, at ,Island No. 10. Now don’t ima
gine, reader, that he is a Secesher. If you hear
his description of the folks down South you won’t
think so. Like many.other good Union men,
who were in the South when the rebellion com
menced, he was compelled to go into the Southern
army and to work at whatever was assigned him.
When the rebels evacuated the Island he hid hidi
self dntil they had all left, and thus escaped from
the Confederate authorities. He purposes remain
ing in the North for the present.
Taopuv from Secessia.— J)r. Wm.S. Bittner
lias now in his possession a set of false teeth,
picked np in Fort Walker, S. C., by Lieut. J. R.
Findley, after our troops took possession of the for
tifications about Port Royal. They do not differ
from other plates of teeth that we have seen, but
as everything belonging to the enemy, picked up
on a battle field, is invested with its share of in
terest as a trophy, of course the teeth will come in
for theirs. They are worthless to the finder, ex
cept for the gold contained in the plate, but we
opinff"that the loser has had a sorry time.of it
gumming his sea biscuit since he lost them, if, in
deed, he did not lose his life with his teeth.
Boons Marriage Notice.—The notice pub
lished by ns, last week, announcing the marriage
of H. Albert McGraw and Miss Kate A. Eaton,
we regret to say, was bogus. It was sent to us
through the Post-Office—the rascal who sent it
having coupled it with a genuine notice, thiis
making the deception more complete. We shall
endeavor to ferret out the perpetrator, and if we
discover him he will receive a lesson that will be
likely to deter him from perpetrating a similar
joh. The Altoona Tribune, which copied the
notice, will please make the necessary correction,
Standard. -
Illustbated Papers. —From H. Fettitiger,
proprietor of Oak Hall, we hare received late
copies of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper,
and Harper’s Weekly. Frank Leslie contains en
gravings of the explosion of the Cartridge FaC
torr in Philadelphia, scenes of the War in Geor
gia and on the Mississippi; Fort Jefferson on Tor
•tugas Island, a scene, on board the Cumberland,
■&c., &c. Harper’s Weekly has a spirited engraving
■entitled the “‘Uprising of the North,” the “Fed
■eral troops at Hampton,” “ Shipping Artillery at'
Alexandria,” and other interesting engravings.—
six cents each. Latest, «opies every Satur-
®“The proclamation of the President, calling.
on the people to return thanks to the Huler of the
Universe for the late victories achieved by the ar
mies of the Un ion, was obeyed by all denomina
tions in this place, on Sunday Sunday last, by sing
mgan appropriate tfjbm, and in prayer. “The
prayers of the righteoos availeth much," we are
taught, and therefore we feel sure that the prayers
offered upon Sunday last, in a good"cause, will
assist m carrying our army safely through the
?»iege of Y«ktown.
w^? W l>rilling ie for soldiers
The Gallant.Dead. —The editor of the Smo
ky Hill and ‘Republican Union, of Junction, Davis
co, Kansas, thus alludes to the death of the late
Col. Wm. G. Murray, of the 84th Pennsylvania
Another noble spirit has been offered up on the
alter of our country to the God who gave it. Sun
day’s mail brought to us the news of the victory at
Winchester, Va., but its effect was blighted, and
our heart saddened, by the sorrowful tidings of the
death of William G. Murray, colonel of the -84th
Pennsylvania regiment. He was killed while
leading his men in a gallant charge on the rebel
front. We knew him well—too good a man to be
the victim of the hell-hounds seeking the over
throw of our country —a fitting companion for the
hallowed spirits that have preceded him on the
way to immortal glory. ~ •
Smooth and Nice. —We are now writing with
one of J. H. Moore’s Star Pens, and so smoothly
and nicely does it glide over paper that we are al
most afraid we shall slip in a fib about it. But,
seriously, it is an excellent pen, fully as good as
those abont which there is more fuss . made. He
sells them very cheap, at wholesale. Equally
smooth and nice is an article of shoe blacking sold
by this same J. H. Moore—of course everybody
knows Moore and his Match Wagon. The black
ing is the manufacture of Burdict and Bartlett.—
It will give a beautiful oily polish and will not rub
off. Price 37i per dozen, wholesale.
Certain. —lt is certain that if the ladies of Al
toona and vicinity do not wear pretty dresses this
summer, it will be no fault of our young merchant
friend, R. A. O. Kerr, as he; has just received the
choicest selection imaginable. Call early, ladies,
and have a choice among the first. Bob sells for
cash only, and therefore sells cheap.
The Surrender of Fort Pulaski.
A correspondent of the Associate Press tele
graphs the following from Fortress Monroe, un
der date of the 15th :
A flog of truce went up to Craney Island this
afternoon and brought back two Norfolk papers.
They were taken to Head Quarters, and though
containing the important Information of the un
conditional surrender of Fort Pulaski, an effort
was made, in accordance with the policy that pre
vails here, to keep even good news from the repre
sentatives of the press.
I am, however, enabled to give yon the sub
stance of the glorious news published in the Savan
nah Republican.
It says substantially that it learns with deep re
gret that after a gallant defence against guns
mostly superior,. Fort Pulaski surrendered uncon
ditional at 2 o’clock P. M., yesterday the llth
Corporal Law, of the Pulaski Guard, who did
not leave Thunderbolt until after the flag was
hauled down, brings the intelligence of the event.
The surrender was unconditional.
Several large breaches .were made in the south
wall by the Federal batteries-of eight Parrot guns,
at .King’s Landing.
AU the barbette guns on that side were dis
mounted, and also three of the casemate guns,
leaving but one gon bearing on that point.
The balls entered the ipagazine, and' a clear
breach was made in it.
The bolls used were conical, and were propelled
with such force that they went clear through the
walls at nearly even - fire.
Colonel Olmstcad, who was in command, tele
graphed the previous evening that no human be
ing could stand upon the ramparts for even a
single moment, and that over 1,000 'large shells
had exploded within the fort.
The Republican publishes the above as a post
script to a port of its edition, and makes no com
ment nor gives any particulars os to the number of
men and offleersin the fort at the time of its sur
render. It says, however, that none of its de
fenders were killed, and but four wounded.
Affairs at Yorktown.
Despatches from Old Point give the following
account of the fortifications of the rebels and the
doings of our troops in the vicinity of York town:
The rebel position'textends across the Peninsula,
from Yorktown to Warwick, near the James river,
a short distance above Mulberry Point. The con
formation of the land and the making in of the
neck from James river shortens their line .of de
fence, and enables them to command with their
fortifications all the roads of the peninsula.
Gens. Lee and Joseph E. Johnston are both re
ported to be with the rebel forces here, one com
manding at Yorktown and the other at Warwick.
General Magruder holds a subordinate command,
and is with the reserves at Williamsport.
According to reports from rebel deserters, their
forces number about 50,000, of whom 30,000 are
reinforcements from the line of the Rappahan
nock and about Norfolk. Despite the weather and
bad roads, our generals are pushing forward prepa
rations for the assault of the rebels’ works, and
not many days will elapse before Yorktown will he
ours and Richmond threatened.
The glorious news from the West is acting as an
excellent stimulant for our army, and greatly en
courages the troops, under their present hardships,
to strive to win equal honors. Berdan’s sharp
shooters give good accounts of themselves. They
hold the advance position under the rebel batteries,
from which they constantly harass the enemy. A
head above the parapet becomes, in an instant, the
mark for half-a-dozen rifles, which from a thou
sand yards distance, rarely fail to hit their mark.
The rebels keep well under cover. One sharp
shooter, belonging to the California regiment, has
almost wholly prevented the rebels from using a
large gun in an important position. From a well
selected rifle-pit, he keeps a constant aim upon the
gun, and hardly an attempt has been made for
two days to fire it without the rebels losing one or
more men from his deadly aim.
One of the orders of the day is that one of our
divisions has secured an , important position, the
holding of which will eventually lead to the forcing
of the rebel line of defence. Much important pre
liminary work has been done by our troops, and
with the return of good weather, more active op
erations will hardly be postponed many days.
•The task before General McClellan, the reduc
tion of the fortified entrenchments, is that for which
be igjield specially qualified, and the result is not
doubted. '
. What Hebei, Prisoners Thihk. —Some of
the Fort Donelson Sccesh prisoners confined at
Chicago, have written a letter to the Nashville
Patriot, which they request the Tennessee papers
to copy, in which they say; We want to say to
oar wives, fathers, mothers, and children, not to
run away from their homes and firesides, as others
bare done, even if the Federal forces should come
in their midst; nor grieve .themselves unnecessa
rily on onr account. We'know not (if we are de
tained long,) how our wives and children will live,
bnf we are prisoners of hope, and we have formed
a;better opinion of the Northern people and tho
array than we were accustomed to bear. We are
short of clothing, and particularly of money.
O - Only six thousand of those fellows who
proposed to “die in the last ditch,” haring pre
viously “shed the last drop” of their precious blood,
were quietly pickedjip by General Pope at Island
No. 10. What deadly fellows the rebels are to
be sure! Our loss in taking six thousand blood
thirsty desperadoes, was “ not amtm.”
er The war expendUttee* of Arkansas amsnnt! given to the world. For twTiSrioM em
aU > eady x exclusive of what she has got to pay on 1 blem your brave and noble son paid the highest
the Confederate Government's account, to neatly■ estimate and stamped it deeper the patriot*
eight dollars per head forhcr whole popdation—a | heart. He loved Gfod, bis mother and hUcoun
good deal more, than all the rebels would sell for, | uy. w your heart loved and cherished him
unless blackened and strode off as niggers. j when living, so will' every true American heart
tjT The life which hasseif and selfish purposes j love bis ashes and cherish his memory. Take
for its olgect infest always be a miserable failure. 1 this for yourself and those of yohr own.
Address of Hon. I>. W. Hall. List op Jurors —April Term, 1868.
OEJLSP jurors*
Beeglg John F., Juniata.
Calvpt Michael, Logan.
Carothers William C. Antis.
Campbell Nehcmiah, Taylor.
.Clossin Thomas, Antis.
Conrad Jonathan, Altoona.
Diehl Simon, Esq., Juniata.
Gwih Alexander, Logan.
Grabill Levi, Greenfield.
Hicks Daniel, Allegheny.
Marker George, Esq., Freedom.
Keller John, Frankstown.
Lang John 8., Woodberry.-
Lowther James, Altoona.
Lorens Bernard, Hnston.
MnlhoUen Hugh, Antis.
Morrow James, Martinsbnrg. ,
MnlhoUen John, Jr., Antis.
Messimer Robert M., Altoona.
Patton Joseph, Hollidaysbhtg.
Piper Daniel, Allegheny.
Smith Eli, Wood berry.
Smith James, Blair.
Woomer Jonathan, Snyder.
Allison John, Altoona.
Ambrose Elexander, Antis.
Boyer Solomon, Altoona. -
BeU James H., HoUidaysburg.
Beyer Aaron, Antis.
Clapper John, Huston.
Crawford George W., Gaysport.
Cowen David N., Taylor.
Diehl John, Juniata.
EUer William, Greenfield.
Fluke William A., Woodberry.
Gibboney Davis, Woodberry.'
Haggerty Oliver, Logan.
Hooper John W., Altoona.
Hare William, Esq., Catharine.
Hostler Daniel, Tyrone tp.
Hartzel Samuel, Logan.
Kantner Michael, Logan.
Kimmel Samuel, HoUidaysburg.
Koon David, AUegheny.
London Abraham, Logan.
hfcGlathery Samuel, Logan.
McCauley Daniel, Logan.
McCormick Wm. C., Altoona.
McFarlane John K., HoUidaysburg.
Morrow Samuel, Tyrone tp.
Piper Enoch, Woodberry.
Philip David, Antis.
Pottsgrove George, Logan.
RoUer John M., Woodberry.
Stiffler Peter, Freedom.
Stewart Robert, Catharine.
Sliinefelt Jacob, Woodberry.
Shannon Charles C., Altoona.
Spanogle Andrew, North Woodberry
Templeton John, Logan.
Wertz Solomon, Frankstown.
WolfkiU Franklin, Huston.
Alexander James, AUegheny.
Bartlebaugh Philip,
Burkholder John 1., Antis.
Bassler Samuel Woodberry.
Crawford Alexander, Tyrone tp.
CaldweU William, Tyrone bor.
Crawford James, Tyrone tp.
Crowell Daniel D., Antis.
Dodson Samuel, Greenfield.
Figart A. K,, Frankstown.
Feay George, Woodberry.
Hesser Jacob, Altoona.
Hileman Joseph, Frankstown.
HoUiday Alex. L., HoUidaysburg.
Igou Joshua, Antis.
Johnston Robert M., Woodberry.
Lowe John, Esq., Gaysport.
McGovern James, Snyder.
Mateer Cyrus, Catharine.
McKim James, AUegheny.
McQniUand Thomas, Snyder.
McClellan William, Woodberry.
Matthews Rodger, Blair.
Moses George, Greenfield.
RiUug Alexander, Logan,
Rhodes Frederick, Huston.
Ramey David K., HoUidaysburg.
Reed George, Frankstown.
Reed William, Esq., Catharine.
Snare PhiUp, Woodberry.
Shaw John, Juniata,
Smith John Z., North Woodberry.
Snively George R., Woodberry.
Traugn 0. A., HoUidaysburg.
Walton Isaac P., Tyrone bor.
Williams Edmund, Altoona.
Weaver PhiUp, Blair.
Woomer Henry, Snyder,
*®elow we publish the address of Hon. L. W.
Hall, delivered in the Senate, on Friday last, ofi
the occasion of his vacating the Speaker’s chair,
and retiring from the Senate, his term having ex
pired. It is appropriate, beautiful and happy.—
He retires from that body with the full conscious
ness that he has the respect and esteem of every
Senators; Strange, sod thoughts press upon
us, in this closing scene, thoughts, deep, diffuse, ;
blending the past, present and future, which we
cannot utter, “yet cannot all conceal.” We are i
about to part each to go back to the constituency ;
which sent him here, some to return to this Cham-. j
ber, to fill unexpired terms, others whose terms .
have expired, (of whom your Speaker js one,) to |
return no more. The silent, careless lapse of time j
—change—the rupture of cherished and intimate I
relations—must of course duly impress us all.— j
I resign the trust you have committed to my hands :
with the consciousness that I have devoted my :
best efforts to the discharge of its duties, however, ‘
imperfectly I may have succeeded. Nor is this ■
the only solace which sustains me, amid the many ;
regrets of separation. In looking back upon the :
session, now about to close, it is with the most sin- j
cere gratification, that I rememer your uniform ■
deference to the chair, your respect towards each
other, and your fidelity to principle which has ex
orcised from your midst all petty bickerings and '
party jealousies. This propriety of conduct on <
your part has goftc far to supply the deficiencies of 1
your Speaker. Your kindly courtesies, ever prompt i
and spontaneous, have lent a charm to all our Sen- !
atorial associations. Nor is it to the Parliomen- :
tary graces developed in this official and public
theatre of action, to which alone, we now revert ,
with interest. The beautiful amenities belonging |
to personal and friendly intercourse, are not the i
least of those things which give to this parting hour |
a tinge of sadness. Cold and dreary indeed were 1
the world without these social harmonies. They ;
ever give the finest and purest tints to the picture j
of human life. These “ memories of the heart,”
therefore are hallowed. Coming from different |
districts of the State, representing, often, diverse |
and opposte interests, thrown together for the most |
part, as strangers in this public capacity, we have
not been unmindful of the claims which we have
upon each other as social beings. I cannot forget
the many personal intimacies and sincere friend- I
ships here formed. They will be "treasured in j
memory. Though our paths in life may be widely i
divergent, your images will never be effaced from j
my mind. They will cheer and illumine my future |
years. j
Yet, this moment is not one of unmixed sad- J
ness. Whist we regret the dissolution of these ;
pleasing relations, there are many other considers- |
tions which should cause us to rejoice. The pain
of seperation is much relieved by the thought {
that, after having labored here, as we trust, assid- j
ously for the best interest of State and nation, we !
are about to return to oar homes, there to mingle j
our congratulations with those of our constituents {
upon the brightening prospects of our country, and |
the splendid successes which have recently' crowned |
the Federal arms. The State we represent has
borne so conspicuous and honorable a port in these !
thrilling national events, that we cannot be'insen- |
sible to their glorious impqgt. Nor can we deem |
it out of place, even here and now, to give a brief |
expression to those emotions of national [wide and
hope which are uppermost in all hearts. To call
to mind legions of heroes, need I more than name
Fort Dondson, where Smith’s undaunted column’s
charged home and stormed the enemy’s works at
the point of the bayonet ? Sigel’s fame has lent
its radiance to the one? obscure name of Pea
Bidge, and associated it with the most resplend
ent feats of arms and the subiimest exhibitions
of courage. Koanokc, linked inseparably with
Burnside’s name, suggests impetuous, fiery charges
at the cannon’s mouth, and the triumph of military
skill and daring over the staunchest natural and
artificial defences. Can I pass over in silence the
battle near Winchester, one of the most desperate
and deadly engagements in the annals of war ?
There Pennsylvania was largely represented in the
lists of valor, heroism and death. There, at the
head of his regiment, in the blossom of his lame,
bravest of the brave, fell the gallant Murray; and
as his heroic spirit soared to immortality, the glo
rious 84th, amid awful raking fires, still inspired
by their leader’s last rallying cry, with the illus
trious 110th close to their side, in the hour of fate,
avenged his death by prodigies of valor. All honor
to the deathless spirits, whose daring deeds have
shorn romance of half its novelty, and shed such
unfading lustre .upon the escutcheon of ohr State!
But the process of speechis too slow for the march
of our victorious legions, and the news of the
latest victory grow old, even while we are relating
it. • Hark! ’the hoarse thunder from the south
west is pealing through the Heavens, and even
while I am speaking the telegraphic wires are
ablaze with the news of an overwhelming victory
at Pittsburg Landing. Of the immense numbers
engaged, the terrible losses on both sides, the dash
ing charges, the hand to hand encounters, the
deeds of individual daring, and the splendid re
sults of victory—“’twere long to tell.” This is as
yet the last greatest victory—a day to be remem
bered—“a day of onsets of despair.” Ah! how
poorly the pomp of speech portrays the glorious
reality! In the heraldry of war shines immor
tally the names of Holleck, Grant, Sigel, Curtis,
Burnside, Shields and others. DrainsviUe, Henry,
Donelson, Pea Bidge, Boanoke, Winchester and
Pittsburg Landing are historic names. - At the
mention of each one of them every loyal American
heart will leap with joy. Well may we depart
from this chamber prouder of oar native State and
our radiant national ffiig, than ever before.; May
your affections for the State yon have so honorably
represented here, be ever as radiant as now, and
may yeur love of country never suffer change or
decay. For myself, I shall ever look back with
pleasure upon my associations here, and hope never
to have occasion to change the kindly feelings of
friendship and regard, with which I now bid you
Peaq Presentation.— The shrouded flag, used
at the funeral of Colonel Murray, by the Legis
lative committee, was presented to the Colonel’s
mother, on Thursday last, by Capt. W. B. Brady,
Librarian of the State Senate, .agreeably to pro
vision made in the appropriation bill. Although a
sad memento, the mother will doubtless appreciate
the gilt and treasure it as a sacred relic.
The following is Captain Brady’s instruction,
the Speaker’s Instruction, and the remarks of Capt.
Brady on delivering the flag;
Capt. Wm. P. Brady—-You are selected to de
liver this flag. L. \V. HALL,
Spealxr of the Senate.
To slrs. Sarah Murray —This flag was carried
before the Senators and Bepresentatives of Penn
sylvania when they followed the remains of Col.
Wm. G, Murray to their last resting place.
Accept it, Madam, from the Speaker and mem
bers of the Senate of Pennsylvania, as a testimo
nial of the profound respect which they entertain
for the memory' of that brave and noble soldier
whom you fondly, and can proudly call your son.
L. W. HALL, Simdcer.
Senate Chakbeb, Harrisburg, April 9,
Bemarks of Capt. Wm, P. Brady on presenting
the flag to Mrs. Murray:
Madam —Pardon the intrusion I make upon
your solitude and sorrow. I come not to cause
your deeply lacerated bosom to bleed afresh; but
if possible, to soothe the aching void. I have the
high honor to'be the messenger from the Speaker
aid Senators of Pennsylvania, trf present to you
the highest emblem of the best Government God
Trial List tor April Term, 1863.
nasi wux.'
Joseph Smith, ti Anltaaan A Co.
McLanaban, jack A co. va Wm. Courow,
Marla Shoemaker v> Isaac Barton A Ormm
I. Banka use va V. W. Bauch.
Wm Williams va J DelaerV Bxrs and ah
O Hughes ti GL Loyd
C Garber’s Eire vs P Shoenberger’s Bars
Same ti A P Wilson
Jacob Kessler . tb P Shoenberger’s Ezra
P ghaenberger’s Bxrs va Daniel K Barney
Joseph P Brinton vs John Millar A at
AMAH White ACo nEH Lemon ACo
Dapiol Shannon tb George Wefan
CH? Bench vs Jacob Good
Clover k Creswell vs Covode k Painter
Louis Plack vs John D Hughes
John Wall vb Harris k Seed
Kline k Carroll vs Wm Casey
William Kellerman vs 8 8 Burr
Lorenz k Learner vs J L Hemphill k al
Weller k Kills vs Philip Dempsey
Henry Crnmbecker vs Wm Donaldson’s Admr
McLaoanan Watson ACo vs John Brotherline
Margaret Cassidy vs John Tate
William H&rlin vs Alex Frizier
D Walter’s Kxrs vs Greenfield Township
Daniel K Beamey vs Simon Brother line
Huyet k Co vs Williams, Heed k Kinkead
D C McCormick vs Thomas McNamara
J Morgan’s Sxr vs A A W Shiffler
J "Bowers’ Ezr vs George Boston
T H A J E Taoghn vs The Franklin High
Samuel M Hannah vs L Palmer’s Admr
John Brotherline va Altoona Borough
Wm N Freeland vs Wolf A Bro
John C Parry vs Thomas McNamara
A Steoppy’s Admr vs Watson, Deniston A Co
J Caldwell’s use vs J M Fleck A al
Nancy Wike vs Henry Wike’s Adnp*
Coffey* McKee vs Ann Martin A al
J L Hitchison vs D C McCormick
Wm B Pomroy vs A Patterson
DrekelACo vs
Stuart A Bro vs Same
Wm Shomo vs The Presbyt’m Church of
Notice.—Those indebted to me are requested
to come forward and settle their accounts, as I am
desirous' of going to Philadelphia, shortly after
pay-day, to purchase a fresh stock of goods.
, A. ROUSH, Druggist.
Altoona, April 10th, 1862.
Where You Can Get Them. —A. Roush,
Druggist, has just received a large and complete
assortment of D. Landreth & Son’s Garden Seeds.
Also, a good stock of sweet briar pipes, and a su
perior quality of smoking tobacco, which he will
dispose of at the lowest rates. Give him a call.
Fresh Can Oysters.—Joshua Williams’re
quests us to inform the public that intends to keep
on hand, for some time to come, a good supply of
the best fresh can oysters to he had, and will fur
nish them in any quantity at the lowest rates. —
Call on Josh if yon want a can of good oysters.
CT Joseph De Young’s India Rubber coated,
Platino, pointed steel pens can be had at Andy
Clabaugh’s , establishment, comer of Muin and
Annie streets. They are a cheap and durable
Rebellion Financed Down.
Poor Beauregard far three-months soldiers prays,
For which be bounty promises and th infra ;
BntXonisiana draft* at ninety day* ■
Can't meet die check* on Mississippi banks /
To tHeFubuc! —An experience of six months
has fully convinced me that the cash system is
the bf it, both for merchant and consumer. It ena
bles the merchant to sell at one-halt less riwnr
and make more! clear money, with less trouble
he can by selling on credit; and the reason is ob
vious—he gets the money down for everything he
wants to sell, and has the use of it immediately.—
The consumer also saves by baying for cash, be
cause he gets his merchandise at from 35 to 50 per
cent, below what he would have to pay if he bought
on credit, or even' if he bought at a store Which
sella on credit. The credit business always loses a
certain per centage, which must be made up from
cash or prompt monthly payers.
I am determined to do nothing but a CASH
BUSINESS, and have but ONE PRICE for my
Goods. ;
I have just returned from the cities of New York
and Philadelphia with the largest and cheapest as
sortment of Goods ever brought to Altoona , I
would first invite attention to my complete selec
tion of DBY GOODS, such as Morianta Silks,
Black Silks, Ducals, Heps, Foulards, Schallies,
Delaines, Poplins, Debeges, Ginghams, Cambrics,
Prints, Brown and Bleached Muslins, Tickings,
Checks, Linens, Table Napkins, Table Diapers,
Gloves, Hosiery. Also, a fine stock of Cassi
meres, Cottonades, Jeans, &c., for men and boys.
A splendid assortment of Boots and Shoes, for
ladies, misses, men and boys.
A great variety of CABPETS, ranging in price
from 13} cents upward. Oil-Cloths of different
patterns and prices. Window-Shades, of all styles.
Children’s WAGONS, from $3.25 upwards.
Spring Wagons only $4.35.
Wall Paper and Bordering—a large and entirely
new selection, embracing the latest and most beau
tiful styles of Paper for Halls, Parlors, Offices,
Bed-Booms, Ac., ranging in juice from 5 cents
per bolt, ujrwards.
GBOCEBIES.—My stock of Groceries is un
surpassed, being entirely-fresh. Best Syrup Mo
lasses, only 60 cents jrer gallon; 3d class only 60
cents. Sugars at 9,10, II and 11} cents per lb.
Coflee, Tea, Spires, Salt, Fish, Soap, Candles,
and everything in that line, at Cash Prices.
In the QUEENSWABE line, I have the lar
gest stock in town: Wedgewood’s celebrated
Iron-Stone Tea Sets, forty-six pieces, only $8.87.
China Sets complete, only $13.00. Chamber
Sets, from $1.35 upward.
In the way of GL ASS W ABE, I have everything
mentionable, such as Fnpt Stands, Cake Stands,
Jelly Dishes, Preserve Jgrs, Goblets, Tumblers,
&c., &c.
I would respectfully invite the public to call and
examine my stock before purchasing elsewhere, as
I feel confident that I can convince them that it is
cheaper to buy for cask than on credit ; and also,
that my stock is wosthan examination.
R. A. O. KERR.
Altoona, April 17, 1863.
On the Htfa last, by John McClellan, £sq., Mr. CTKU3
emaugh, Cambria county.
On the Stb lngt„ by Rev. Joseph Fichtner, Mr. SAMUEL
BRIDGE,.Jr, of Pittsburgh, to Miss JULIA T. SPANG,
of Spangdate Spring, this county.
■ la Hollldaysharg, on the 14th inst, AETHTJE HILL,
aged 35 yean. 1 ~
At Nashville, Tenn., on the 30th nit., JOHN HALF
PENNY, Jr., of Co. K, 7th Penn’s Cavalry. He wai t son
of Col. John Halfpenny, of Bell’s Mills, this county, and
was in the 18th year of his age.
In Juniata township, on the 2d ANN WILT,
aged 24 years. '
Near this place, on the 10th insA, of membranous croup,
after an Illness of only 30 hours, WILLIAM SMITH HAM
ILTON, eldest son of John and Margaret Hamilton, aged 4
years and 7 months.
In the death of w Willie” not only his parents and little
playmates, bnt all who knew him suffer a bereavement.
He was a lovely child, tossessed of knowledge beyond his
years; he was cheerftxl, gentle and obedient, unconsciously
winning the wannest affections of those about him; The
sweetness of-his life, his patience in suffering and the re
markable fortitude with which he met approaching death,
desiring, as he expressed it, “to be with the angels,” will
ever be regarded as among the richest memories of mourn
ing friends. “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken
away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
1 1 undersigned is shoot starting a Tannery, and wish*
es to bny or trade for
of good BOOK OAK BABE, and also for HIDES, for
which the highest market price will be paid.
Altoona, April 17, ’B2-tt LOUIS PLACE.
Grace or tuk Altoona Gas A Warn Co., 1
Altoona, April 17,18«3. ' J
Notice is hereby given that
an election for a fit cere of the Altoona Oae A, Water
Company will be held at the office, at the Oaa Works, on
MONDAY, MAY sth, 1882, between the hoars of 10 and 12
o’clock A, M. The officers to be elected are a President,
Treasurer, and a Board of fire Managers.
April 17-3 t. B. P. BOSK, Ac’y.
The undersigned would respectfully so
licit the patronage of the citizens of Altoona and
vicinity, as he has again opened ont
on Virginia st., a few doors below the Supt’s Office,
with an entirely new and fresh supply of
such as
Crockery, Wooden and Willow Ware, Stationery, Notions,
Candies, Ac. Also a . large stock of
All the abore goods will oe sold, Wholesale or Retail, at
the lowest prices. Come one—come alii See for yonr
eelres, and be convinced. No charge for examining my
April 17, ’am
Virginia St., Altoona, Pa.
P. W. A. BELFORP, Proprietor.
I OP FASHION” would reapectfUlly announce to the
public that he ha* received a largo Invoice of
and a general assortment of
Collars, Neck-Ties, Suspenders,
Hosiery, Handkerchiefs,
. &0., &0., &0.,
intended for the Spring and Summer trade,
the proprietor of the Emporium invitee an examina
tion of his stock, feeling confidant that his shelve* prssent
a greatet variety of plain end feney goods than Can
befound eleewhere in the country. An examination will
convince eny one of this bet. i
He has aba received the
and being a perfect;" Cotter,” be has no heaitancy in eat
ing that he can make np clothing in the fkehkio, aadm
a manner that cen not bU to prove aetiefectory. It baa
paaaad into a proverb that
Bedford's the very man that can make,
Clothea In the feahlon, strong and cheap;
AU that havo over tried him jSt.
; Baylhatherwdly cant bebset.
Remember the place, Virginia street, first door above
Jaggard’, Hall, Altoona, Pa. [AprttlT, *Ol.
'A IfcWSff ?!-
patronagetheybare bettovad oir him,and deatreatota
form the public in genet al, that 1m atUl ccmttanea
At his OM Place of Badness,
4 few Doon aboce Oe Pott-Office,
when h* k M «U Übm pnpatMl W to Aato
in bta Um «f baißM* eauMat of
Physicains Prescriptions
Altoona, P*., April IT, 1862.
No Humbug or Clap-Trap !
son, 1 now offer my stock of
And I feel confident that I can make it to the latareet a I
any person in need of inch good*, to cal) and examine
Goode and Price#. They were all bought for nett CASH,
and BEFORE THE ADVANCE, in the Fall,con**anenUy,
they are MUCH CHEAPER than they will he bad an
other eeeeou.
49* T intend to pay ktrict attention, hereafter, to the
branch of my bueineae; and hope, by keeping none bnt
The Rest Make of Tools,
end buying direct from the Uacnikctaren, to convince ear
Mechanics that they can buy ae ch> ap from me aa they
can in the City.
My etock of BUILDERS’ HARDWARE generally,
will always be found complete.
Airooiu, March Bth, 1862.
Senun, I. Fang.
The undersigned would re
DOQQce to the cltixeui
Altoona and vicinity t
they bateJ ost receivi
Urge supply of STO 1
of all Pattern*, sud
Cook; Parlor, Office
Shop Stoves, which
will sell at the most 1
tollable prices. A If
supply will always
kept on baud.
TIN AND SHEET-IRON WASE, in great Taritlj,
always on hand.
pot op on abort notice.
They hove also attached a copper-smithing mom to their
establishment and will keep on hand an assortment of cop
per and hraaa kettlei, Ac.
All kinds of Job work promptly attended to.
A share of public patronage is respectfully solicited.
O. Store on Annie street, between Harriet and Ada
line streets; fast Ward, and on Virginia street, opposite
Kessler’s Drugstore, West Ward. ' .
Altoona, Feb. Sd, 1862.
Alio, a luge aaaortment of
with the beat article of
all of which will be aold mi cnu lor Caah or Ooontrr
Produce. CALL AND 811’tt
Altoona, March 6. ISfli-t'. ,
n. 8. INFANTRY, REQOLAR Smyrna “fc-SgSS?
bodied men, between the agee of eighteen and thlrtVfrT*.
Pay ranges from $l3 to $23 per month, accardihc to tIM
rank of the aoldler. Each man will be tonuSed with
st sro
each aoldler commeneea aa aeon aa be & - 1
By aa act lately paaaed. the term of enlletment haa been
changed frmn fire to THREE YEARS, and every aoldto
who aarrea that time la entitled to "raw
from the Government. .Attention la drawn to the fret
that the Goternment ha* yjaaly comptencad to promote
eoldiera from the ranka. AdvanpefrmtlMburti^S
F ” apply at the Recrnitlng Otke,
on Virginia atreot oppoeite LoWtber’a StorA
Uent. 3. 8. ObUBBRLL.
12th Infrntry, P. 8. A. BacrnfriSgr^ir
SUGAR CURED HAMS, 10 Cta.’perlb.
M^ rchip ~ 3t 1 J. *J. LOVTBXB.
AJ Thoaubacriber* offer at Print* BalaKlOHl'lim.n.
INu LOTS, aitnate on the top of the hfft
Toir of the ’/Litoon* Ou A Tatar Company, beta*aSJSu
m property by the Preabyterlan Church.
fifty feet front by IT6 feat deep, and will bo (old onraMik
able term*. Penoaa vtahlng to tnarchaa* or Tiaw'lShiU
lota will reeelTe all Infbnaatton concertina
plying to Michael Clahantii, E. S. McOorttick,
McCormick, or Chaa. J. Mann, Tnutaea of Prn]itae&»
Chnreh - [Altoona, April
W; Invite the Attention of Mnm ii immte
Above Article, to o«r .
direct from tite mumtaetaran In NewTOtwhSeAn.
£j>i»«l.. In price from ibc oemta an
AJtooot, Unrch 27th, *’
»26] EMPLOYMENT! fifes
We will pAj from $36 to $75 per taontlt, ABdeil eniL,
•e«, to Active AjenteTor giw
«ent tree. Addree. Brie Sevtina
JAMBS,tienernlAcent, Mnm~Wij«
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rt YES I 0 YKfl I—OEKrrr.gtojn
tiisAoilloßNi irinntni cftlfodQpon.
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