The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, February 17, 1863, Image 2

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Blacka will Fight.
From the report of Col: T. W. Higginson,
commanding the first regiment of South Carolina
Volunteers, (colored) we take the following con
cluding paragraphs, showing conclusively that
slave* are exactly the material the Government
wants to operate successfully against the rebels
of that region; and what is true of that locality is
applicable to other seaports of the 'Sothern States:
I may state, in conclusion, that I obtained much
valuable information, not necessary to make public,
in regard to location of the supplies of lumber,
iron, rice,’ resin, turpentine and cotton; and it
would afford the officers and men of this regiment
great pleas ore to be constantly employed in ob
taining these supplies for the. Government from
rebel sources.
But they would like still better to be permitted
to occupy some advanced point in the interior with
s a steamer or two like the John Adams, and ade
quate 'supply of ammunition. We could obtain,
to a great extent, our own provisions, could rapidly
enlarge our numbers, and could have information
in advance of every movement' against us. A
chain of such posts would completely alter the
whole aspect of the .war in the seaboard slave
States, and would accomplish what no accumula
tion of Nolhcrn regiments can so easily effect.
No officer in this regiment now doubts that the
kev to the successful prosecution of this war lies
in the unlimited employment of black troops. —
Their superiority lies simply in the fact that they
know the While white troops do not; and
moreover, they have peculiarities of temperament,
position and motive which belong to them alone.
Instead of leaving their homes and families to
fight, they are fighting for their homes and fami
lies, and they show the resolutions and the sagacity
which a personal purpose gives. It would have
been madness to attempt, with the bravest white
troops, what I have successfully accomplished with
black ones.' Everything, even to the piloting of
the vessel and the selection of the proper points
for cannonading, was done by my own soldiers ;
indeed the real conductor of the'whole expedition
up to the St. Mary's was Corporal Robert Sutton,
of Co. G., formerly a slave upon the St. Mary’s
river—a man of extraordinary qualities, who needs
nothing but a knowledge of the alphabet to entitle
him to the most signal promotion. In every in
stance where I followed Ids advice the predicted
result followed, and 1 never departed from it,
however slightly, without feeling reason for sub
sequent regret.
1 have the honor to be. General, very respect
fuliv, your -obedient servent.
Col. Commanding First Keg’t S. C. Vols.
Foreign News.
From the foreign news, by the Inst steamer, we
clip the following : '
The emancipation demonstration at Exeter Hall
was one of the most enthusiastic imposing scenes
that has been witnessed in London for along time.
In numbers it was one of the most important since
the day of the corn law league.
The Hall was crammed and two other meetings
were organized out of the overflow. The resolu
tions reiterate the sentiments of the emancipation
society, and expresses great sympathy for the
An amendment expressing sentiments hostile
to the cause of emancipation was promptly voted
down and the resolutions were carried almost
The London Tinas was denounced by the spea
kers amidst groans and hisses similar to those
given at similar meetings held at Bradford and
other, towns.
The operatives of Bradford have adopted a,
memorial thanking America for the relief afforded
them, and suggesting that assistance to them to/
imigrate to the United States will be a more ef-'
fectual way of affording them relief.
It is assumed by several writers that the proposal
of meditation made by the Emperor is merely the
preliminary to more important steps, and if re
fused, that the recognition of the confederates will
probably follow, whether England joins in the
movement or not. It is reported that the pro
posal of Napolerin was not submitted to Slidell in
advance; and he, as well as the other secessionists
in Europe, pronounce the plan entirely unadvisa
They are rumors of new difficulties occuring be
tween’the British and the United States Govern
ment, owing to the seizure of the English vessels
too near the coast of the Bohemas.
Deafness AM) Business. —Dr. Jones of
Kew York City, the skillful Eye & Ear Doctor,
has prolonged his stay at St. Charles Hotel, Pitts
burgh, until the :22nd of March. He has been in
duced to do so on account of the great number of
patients who flock to him from far and near. All
who need the services of a skillful Occulist and
Anrist, will do well to call immediately. Dr.
Jones is a graduate of the Old and the New School
Medical Colleges, and of an Eye arid Ear college.
His diplomas from the same hang in bis office. —
Dr. J. straightens cross eyes in one minute. He
operates for Cateract, Club Eeet, Hare-lip, Hernia,
Polvpns in the nose, and ear. He inserts artificial
eves to move naturally. He cures stuttering in a
half hour. He introduces artificial ear drums
which improve the hearing immediately where
the natural organ is destroyed. He cures dis
charges of the ear, and noise in the bead, and par
tial deafness and blindness, weak and sore eyes,
and nervous diseases and those diseases of the or
gans of sense, &c., which are not successfully
treated by family physicians. He performs all
difficult operations in surgery. Office St. Charles
Hotel, Pittsburgh. Consultation free.
O* General Hooker has issued an order abol
ishing the Grand Division system but continues
in force the corps organizations, and announces
the names of the Corps commanders, as follows;
Major General Reynolds, First Corps; Major
General Couch, Second ; Major General Sedgwick,
Sixth; Brigadier General Sickles, temporarily in
command of Fifth. Sigel's Reserves are to be
one Corps.
fgr A Mr. Stokes, of Trenton, X. J., lately
sued '-the Tme American for damages, for having
put his marriage among the deaths. Although
the editor offered to make it all, right by putting
gtokea' death among the marriages, the indignant
Benedict would not accept the amende honorable.—
Damages six cents,
Our Amy Correspondence.
Hilton Head, S. C.,)
January 28, 18G3. )
Missus. Editors ;—l’ennit me once more to
occupy n place in the Tribune. What lam going
to write about, or where I am going to obtain ma
terial wherewith to compose a letter, I do not ex
actly know, but I will endeavor to do the best I
can, hoping yon will exercise lenity in you criti-
g for the introduction, I will cotu-
This snfiiein]
mence by telling you that this is just about as
stormy and disagreeable a day as we have had lor
a long time. We saw, this morning, what we
have not seen since we have been in South Caro
lina, and'That was “snow!” yes real snow! Of
course we were all very much surprised. Now to
see snow in the North, this time in the season, is
nothing now, but to us, here in the South, it came
very unexpected. Of course it-’did not remain
long with us, but somt departed for parts unknown.
Well, our new uniform has came at last. Eong
and patiently had we been waiting for if. It is
the real French Zonave uniform ; consisting of a
jacket of dark blue cloth, with scarlet trimmings,
and pantaloons of sky bluedoth. The pantaloons
remind us very much of pet s—something the
women wear. Then there are white leggins, dark
blue sknll cap and sash, which completes the uni
form. It is pronounced by ail to be the finest and
most handsome uniform in the 10th army corps.
For the present I will say nothing more about the
uniform, but the readers of the Tribune have lib
erty to come down here and see it for themselves.
Well we have t; old Davie" back to this Depart
ment again, (I mean Maj. Gen. David Hunter.)
He came on the .steamer Arngo, a few days ago,
and has resumed command of the Department of
the South.
Preparations are being made to attack Charles
ton. Several iron-clad monitors have been added
to the navy, and a large fleet is daily expected.
How soon the expedition will be fitted out I can
not say, but I feel confident when it does sail it
will go with the determination of conquering.—
Charleston must and will be ours.
Lieuts. Findley and Gwin, and Ist Sergt. Can
non, received their commissions - a few days ago.
Findley os'Captain, Gwin as Ist Lieut., and Can
non 2nd Lieut. This event was hailed with en
thusiasm by the whole company, who, to show
their love and esteem for their new officers,
presented Lieut. Cannon, with a splendid sword,
sash, belt, revolver, gauntlets, shoulder straps, &c.,
also Capt. Findley, was presented with a set of
shoulder straps and pair of gauntlets. T)tc pre
sentation, in behalf of the company, was made by
Mr. T. L. McGlathery, who made a very appro
priate speech suitable for tire occasion, wluch was
replied to by Messrs. Cannon and Findley, who ex
pressed their gratitude in a very becoming man
ner. Lieut. G. H. Gwin, was also presented with
a cap, pair of gauntlets, pulsants, &c- The pre
sentation was made, in behalf of the company, by
the writer, and replied to by the lieutenant in a
neat and appropriate speech. The whole con
cluded with three deafening cheers for the Lieut.
Mav they long be spared to ns and “ may their
shadows tiever grow less.' :
I must close, lest I weary your patience, but be
fore closing I would say, for the benefit of those
concerned, that the members of company F are ail
enjoying good health, and are in very good spirits.
Respectfully yours, J. L, KINSEL.
Hilton Head, Jan. 31, 1863.
Messrs. Editors ;—ln consequence of no mail
leaving for the North I have not yet mailed my
letter, therefore permit me to add a few things
which have transpired since writing the above.
On the 29th Gon. Terry reviewed our regiment.
We had a grand time of it. The General praised
us very much. To-day the expected fleet arrived.
There is quite a large force. The iron-clad boat
“Montauk," was trying her power on some of the
batteries of the Ogeechee river, a few days ago.
She is bullet proof. The report here is that one of
the'rebel iron-clad rams, in Charleston harbor,
attacked three of our gunboats, and succeeded in
scapturing two, and' sinking one. I cannot vouch
Psr the truth of this.
From present appearances I think not many
days will elapse ere Charleston and Savannah will
be aroused from their pleasant slumbers in a way
which they little dream of. I will close for the
present, but if there is any fighting done I will fur
nish you with the particulars at an early day.
A Heroine.— -A correspondent of the Register,
writing from Broadtop City, Huntingdon county,
says he had the pleasure of meeting, at a place
called Dudley, a woman named Mary Owens, who
had just returned from the army, in full uniform.
This remarkable woman accompanied her husband
to the army, and fought by-his side until he fell.
She was in the service eighteen months, ami
took part in three battles, and was wounded twice;
first in the face above the right eye, and then .in
her arm, which required her to 6e taken to the
Hospital, where she confessed the deception.
-She had enlisted in Danville, Montour County,
Pa., under the name of “John Evans,’’.arid gives
as her reason for this romantic undertaking, the
fact that her father was uncompromising in his
hostility to her marriage with Mr. Owens, threat
ening violence in cose site disobeyed ids com
mands j whereupon after having been secretly mar
ried, jhe dpriqed the United States’ uniform, en
listed in fKe same companv with her husband, en
dured alPffie hardships of the camp, the dangers
of the bartlerfieid, saw her husband faff dead by
her side, and is now wounded and a widow! Mm.
Owens looks young, is rather pretty and is the
heroine of the neighborhood. She is of Welsh
A Marriage nv Telegraph.—The Al
bany Standard of. Wednesday publishes the fol
lowing :—A marriage took place yesterday after
noon, between a young lady in one of the principal
villages on the Oswego railroad, and an artillery
soldier on duty near Washington. The chaplain of
the bridegroom's regiment telegraphed the material
question of the marriage ceremony to the lady,
viz: ‘Do you take- to he ypur husband?'
directing her to answer, ‘I do ;' and to authorize
him to propose a like queston to the gentleman.
In two hours after the lady received the chaplain’s
first message-she received a second aim on nr,! ng
that the solder and she were man and wife. This
telegram is her marriage certificate. It is under
stood that the parents of this lady were opposed to
the union, and that this method was' taken to
outwit thqm. The time for the ceremony had been
fixed by correspondence beforehand, anil the lady
was (n waiting w(iep the first message Vos received
at the telegraph office,”
Frohibited. —The health officer of Brooklyn,
New York, has prohibited the Sale of rye coffee in
several stores in that city) a respectable German
family of eight persons having been poisoned by
the seeds of poisonous weeds growing among the
rye, which were ground up with it.
-Valve of a Mvsfscrut."— The original Short Items for Hasty Readers
manuscript of GravV Elegr was lately sold at anc- _ . . ~ ... „ _ _
“ The multitude is more easily interested for t ;„ n i„ London.' There was really quite ‘-a <3* - Catly Evening Mail. A lot er call mg o
the most unmeaning badge, or the most insignifi- scene” in the auction-room. Imagine a stranger ms sweet.lean.-
cant name, than for the most important principal.” entering in the midst of a sale of some rttsty-look- gagg* A daily paper has been started in Iran
It is not necessary to refer to the golden call of the j ng G ]j hooks. The auetipner produced two small Francisco called One O'Clorl:, being published at
Jews, the substitution of the sun for an invisible . sheets of paper, written over and mutilated. ,] ie ; lour indicated bv its name.
God by the ancient Persians, nor the mnltitudi- He calls it a "most interesting article," and apol
noms household gods in place of patron? saints of og ; zes fi>r its condition. Pickering bids: ten
Greece, to substantiate the truth of Macaulay’s pounds. Rodd. Foss, Thorpe, Bohn, Holloway
remark. In onr own day, in our own land we can a[l j some few amateurs, quietly remark, tvfelve,
cite innumerable instances of this habit of man. fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, and so on till
“Heath before subjugation,” in golden letters .there is a pause 6f sixty-Miree pound! The ham
on a silken flag, enticed hundreds of men in the mel - strikes. “Hold!" says Mr. Foss. ,“Tt is
retiellious ranks of the Southern army to a cruel m jne.” says the amateur. “Mo, I bid, sixty-five
dishonorable death. \\ here was the principled pi time.” , “Then I give seventy,’- ' Seventy -
The very motto implied an opposition to estab- five.” says Mr. Foss; and fivgs-nre rcjtcated again
lished authority and a determination to remain • unt ;i t b' e two hits of papcr are knocked down
disloyal to thc Govemraent. The late mutiny of ■ am a general cheer, to Payne and Foss, for
a portion of our promising Anderson Troop dis- j one bundred pounds sterling!
played,the vanity of prefemng a nominal post of Qn these bits of paper are written the first ,
honor before an opportunity to- fight on their own : drought of the ‘ Elegy in a Country Church-Yard, -
merits in the defence of a sacrid cause. And the |p v Thomas Gray, including five verses which were
people, the civilians of the North, are more aflected omitted in publication, and with the poet’s inter
by the resignation or removal of ftfavorito Genera), ■ linear corrections and alternations—certainly an
the successful stroke of a popular politician, j “interesting articleseveral persons supposed it
whether patriot or demagogue, than for the ae- ■. would call for a ten pound note, perhaps even a
eomplishment of the greatest principle or most i twentv .
desired end. 1 A single volume, with “W. Shaksperc,” in the
Name'Before Principle
It is not the mere choice of an object or symbol
that we condemn. The Omnipotent was pleased !
to provide for his disposition of man by assuming ■
a human form and satisfying their lodgings for a
visible and tangible object of worship; but the fact i
of his existence once fully established, he ascended
to his own eminence, leaving with them a pri noi
pie to be worked out or rejected, thus making ;
them responsible for good results or guilty of sin- ;
ful neglect.
: Let us have the right man for the right place, !
right law for the right people, and a right response 1
for right action, and our cause will speedily be !
gained by whatever name or badge it may be rec- I
oguized.’ While this tedious experiment is being
tried, it is the duty of every citizen to remember
the position of our President, on whom the shock
Of every failure reacts with double force, and to
unite in a new determination to support his ad
ministration; by endurance, patience and confi
dence, Let Senators remember the dignity of i
their vocation. On these elders of the people de
pend in a great measure the soundness and stability
of executive power. In this crisis of our nation,
let Congressmen employ their precious opportunity
in a conscientious and solemn manner. And let
the people, whether in tented field, or guarded
forts, in legislative halls, or at home, be true to
the principles of liberty and equality, not wafted
about by every adverse wind of fortune, not depend
ing on even - new favorite for the hoped-for issue, but
attending faithfully us far as their capacity will
admit to the best interests of their country. In
this mind they will make a judicious choice and
use of means tor the attainment of a holy and just
purpose, and honor indeed the glorious symbol of
our Union—the Stars and Stripes. —Philadelphia
A Singular Stort. —A wonderful instance
of rescue from drowning occurred recently at
Athens. The facts as we have gathered arc these:
A boy about eight years old fell into a hole in the
chattel at Athens, a short distance from the new
ice house, which was building. He was seen to
go down, and the alarm was given. While some
ran towards the spot others had the presence of
mind to run in the opposite direction to the tool
house, three hundred feet off, for an ice chisel.—
The ice was new and transparent, and they
found tite boy was lying upon his back, on
top of the water, floating along under the ice. A
hole was made, but lie passed one side and they
could not reach him. A second and third hole,
further down was made, but no better success.—
But through the forth hole, which, for want of
time was made very small, a young man thrust
his hand and caught him. The ice was cut away,
and he was taken out, not only alive, but con
scious. He was soon entirely restored. He had
floated, as found by measurement, one hundred
and twelve feet, under the ice, with his face up and
rubbing against it, He must have taken a full in
spiration of air on going down; and the little
fellow was taken out with his hands tightly
clasped over his mouth and nose, so that not a
drop of water had entered Ids body. It is evident
that DanJParmcmer was not born to be drowned.
—Hudson (iV. ./.) Star.
A Rebel Editor is a Fix.. —One of our editors, |
says the last issue of the Rebel Banner, published j
at Murfreesboro’, Term., went out to the battle
field on Wednesday, in search of glory and j
items. While following up the charge of General j
McCown's division, he met a body of prisoners ;
moving to the rear, and, intent ujton an item, at j
once struck up a conversation with them. Un
fortunately, he was arrayed in cerulean habili
ments, and, upon attempting to leave, was ordered
by the guard to remain where he was. With a
smile of ineffable contempt, be drew from his
jtocket a pass, bat what was his chngrin when lie
was accosted with “I say, my boy, none of us can
read; but that thar trick’s too old ; and I’ll tell
yer another thing, yer damn bine-bellied Yankee,
if you try any more of them dodges. I'll souse this
thine into yer gizzard.” Think of that, oh, ye
tribe of brother quill-drivers 1 The editor of this
paper, the leading journal of the South, to be called
a Yankee, and to be accredited with possessing an
azure abdomen. To add to his distress, the pris
oners with whom be had been conversing, enjoy
ing the joke, stated that he was one of their offi
cers, and the result was expostulations which
availed him nothing, and our dignified editor was
marched into town square amid the curses of
little boys, and jeers of nigger fellows.
J. L. K,
An Incident of the Batti.e of Prairie
Grove. — A most thrilling incident of the late
terrible fight at Prairie Grove is thus related by
Lieut. Will. S. Brooks, of the Nineteenth lowa
Volunteers. Writing to a friend in this city he
says ;
The fight was most determined, and the
slaughter immense. I was struck at 4 o’clock
P. M., while we were being driven back from a
too far advanced position. We were outflanked
and had to fun 300 yards over open grqund and
exposed to a murderous fire from the right, left
and centre, or rear: here wo lost Liem.-Col. Mc-
Farland. We lost one-half our regiment, and in
Company D, more than half our effective men.
I was hit at the commencement of the retreat, and
was near being captured, as I could not run.—
When more than half way to our battery the
colot -sergeant fell, and I received the colors.—
The pursuing Rebel Colonel shouted, “ them,
take their colors !" This enraged me, and I hal
loowed hack, “You can't do it.” The cowardly
rascals did not dare to close on me, hut let go a
volley which left nine holes in the. flag and eighteen
in mg cloths! Four bullets passed through the
cuff of my shirt sleeve, but they could not wound the
hand that held the old flag.—Peoria (III.) Trans
A Pumpkin. —Jim never made a joke
in his life, yet no man ever had more made at his
excuse. On one occasion while a candidate for
Congress, he was making a speech in a country
school house to an audience of country farmers,
who' were, as a general rule, very attentive listeners.
Joe G , however, formed an exception. He
had been partaking rather liberally of whiskey,
straight, tinder the influence of which Iris com
ments, made in a tone rather louder than a stage
whisper, were exceedingly annoying to the speak
er. Jim prepared for his grand effort.
‘My friends,’said he, ‘I am proud to see around
me to-night the hardy yeomanry of the land, for I
love the agricultural interests of the country; and
well may 1 love them, my fellow citizens, for I
yes horn a farmer—the happiest days of my youth
ware spent in the peaceful avocation of a son of
the soil. If I may he allowed a figurative expres
sion, my friends, I may say, 1 was born between
two rows of corn !'
‘A pumpkin, by thunder!’ exclaimed the in
ebriated Joe.
fly leaf, produced, sixty years ago, a hundred
guineas; but probably witli that exception, no
mere autograph, and no single sheet of pajier, ever
before produced the sura of $5OO.
Con soling Words fob Peace Men,— The
Richmond correspondent of the Memphis'.(now
Jackson, Misfe.,) Appeal (Mr. J. R. Thompson)
says in a letter dated on the 7th of January ;—“ It
is a little remarkable that, simultaneous with the
receipt of Lincoln’s bloody proclamation, we should
have such a sweet Itttle olive branch held out to
us as that which Mr. Jas. Brooks, of New York,
extends in his speech to the Democracy of that
city on the evening of the 30th ultimo. Mr.
Brooks would invite us to meet in convention at
Louisville and reconstruct the Union. Can it be
possible that a man of his sense does not see how
utterly absurd is such a proposal ? Shall we go
back to a political and social partnership with the.
infamous herd whose utter blackness and idleness
of character has only been revealed by the lurid
light of war, and from whom we have been fortu
nate to make our escape, even at the cost of rav
aged fields and desolate homesteads? Oh. no!
Mr. Brooks, we 1 would rather not be bound to a
corpse and condemned to its polluted embrace, if
it is all the same to you. Better death, better
universal ruin, better the extinction of the South
ern people than such a fate as that.
The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.—The
House select committee on the Pacific Railroad
have made a report against the Atlantic and Pa
cific Telegraph Company, declaring that they
charge much greater rates to Califoma than the
law of Congress allows, and that they have over
charged the government as high as fifty dollars
per day, to say nothing of over charges to com
mercial men of New York and other eastern cities.
The committee say that they are convinced that the
stock of this line realize as high as seventy-five
pur cent, per annum on the actual coast of ‘ the
line. They re[>ort a bill forbidding the Secretary
of the Treasury from paying the company any
further subsides, and cutting down the telegraph
rates one-third of present prices.
Mysterious 'Disappearance. —Daniel Bayler
was engaged in boating on the Pennsylvania canal,
ami when the last season closed, he got his ticket
at the depot in this city to go to Pin'egrove on the
ears, which is the last information his father has
had of his whereabouts. His father has been in
search of him until his means have, been exhaust
ed. He is 17 years of age, has light liair and eyes,
is about five feet high and stout. ■ Any informa
tion of him would be very thankfully received by
his distressed parents at Pincgrove, Pa. Will our
brethren of the ■ press give this notice a place in
their columns? Address “Henry Bayler,”
Pinegrove, Schuylkill county. Pa. — liar: Tel.
Change of Sentiment. —When Mr. Welling
ton was conducting a canpaign on the Peninsula
of Spain, an Irish regiment behaved badly on a
certain occasion, and by his order was placed in a
position of great peril in the next battle, where it
was almost annihilated after displaying an un
flinching valor, which the Iron Duke knew was in
it, and only needed the circumstance to bring it
out. After the victory the great General was
riding over the battle field, and while passing the
scene of the gallant regiment's slaughter, one of
his veteran soldiers raising himself I'rom where he
lay desperately wouned, exclaimed to him—“ What
do vou think of us now you old hook-nosed scoun
The Confederate Army and Navy.—The
Richmond Enquirer says:—The Quartermaster
General’s report shows that we have 200 Generals,
193 Brigade Quartermasters, 130 Brigade Com
missaries, 500 Chaplains, 320 companies of ar
tillery, 1C regiments of cavalry and 481 regiments
of infantry. In the navy we have 4 Admirals, 10
Captains, 31 Commanders, 100 First Lieutenants,
25 Second Lieutenants, 20. Masters in line of
promotion, 12 Paymasters, 40 Assistant Paymas
ters, .22 l2 Passed Assistant Surgeons,
30 Assistant Surgeons, 1 Engineer-in-Chief, 12
Engineers, 10 Passed Midshipmen, 10C Acting
Midshipmen, &e., and five hundred, seamen, ordi
nary seamen, landsman, boys, fireman and coal
Tiib“ Anderson Cavalry. I ' —A dispatch from
Harrisburg says: —The following appeal was tel
egraphed to-day, by the governor, to Gen, Mitchell,
commanding at Nashville, to be-communicated to
the “ Anderson Cavalry:” “I ask you, for the
honor of your State, to relieve the distress of your
friends, and for all your hopes in the future, to re
turn to your duty as soldiers. You will be organ
ized as originally designed intheorderto increase
the Troops to a regiment, and. will be detailed for
special duty near the General. Gen. Rosecrans
has written me to this effect, and will designate
officers, who will be commissioned."
Protection to Infantry.—An inventor has
patented a portable breastwork for the protection
of infantry. It consists of an Iron shield mounted
upon a wheeled truck, which is pushed in advance
of the soldier , like a wheel-barrow. The-legs of
the truck are slotted to enable any angle of eleva
tion to be given to the shield, anil the top of the
shield is serrated both to afford rest to the rifle
and to prevent the breastwork being scaled. De
fences of this kind would be very efficient for
sharpshooters against rifle shots, but they would be
rather an incumberance to a field of" battle on
which movements are to take place.
Negro bot-trimis is a Fight.—A letter from
Fort Clinch, Florida, dated the,. Slst nit;, states
that a fight took place on St. Mary's river, at
Scrubby Bluff, between a body of rebel cavalry
and three companies of colored South Carolina
volunteers. The rebels attempted to take the
steamer John Adams by boarding her, but the
negro soldiers heat them oft’ bravely. The Cap
tain of the John Adams was shot, hut his mur
derer was immediately slain by the negro sergeant.
Our loss was two men killed" and six Wounded.
We took seven prisoners. The steamer was not
Prices at Jackson. —A lady, writing from
Jackson, Miss,, to the Memphis JEnquircr, gives
the following prices current: Flour, perhh). $lOO
- (very small) 30c each, calico per 'yard. $3
to $5 ; ladies’ shoes per pair $25 to $3O; ladies’
obsolete; mud boots, scarce,-per pair
|CO to $7O; socks, source, at §3; undershirts, each
v'o to $25 whiskey pier gallon $4O to $45 ; salt
I ! e !/^P l,nd I leant that in Alabama these ar
ticles are much higher. Hotels charge $1? to $lB
per day for board.
{3* A Western editor having published along'
leader on hogs, a rival pajier upbraids him for ob
truding his family matters upon the public.
igy A boozy fellow was observed, the other day,
driving - a •*. porker,” holding on- to its tail, and
when asked what ire was doing, replied that he
was studying ge-hog-raphy
Easy Enough.—An exchange contains the
folowing lucid paragraph:
Tip; prlntorS alia on A sjtriKc jor hiShar
■waGcs;. \\<- H s va O oucmdcif tC sEt o_ r
oZ n tYjics m fit Ure! it - eAsa enough.
tJ2T A boy at school out West when called on
to recite his lesson in history, was asked i
What is the German diet composed of?"
The boy replied : “ Sourkront. schnapps, laper
beer and nix comerouje.” The boy was promoted
The Biggest Gun Yet.—lt Is stated that
preparations are about being made at the I'ort'l’itt
works for casting a twenty-inch gun. This gun
will weigh in the rough nearly 100,000 pounds,
and will throw a solid shot weighing 1.000
pounds. ",
Go is Sonny.—“ My son would you suppose
the Lord’s prayer could be engraved in a space no
larger than the area of a half dime?’’ ‘‘Well yes,
father, if a half dime is as large in everybody’s
eyes as it is in yours. I think there would be no
difficulty in putting it in about four times."
Emigration to Canada. —During the past
year 20,037 emigrants arrived in Canada via
Quebec, and 6,395 by other routes. From Thence
9,232 proceeded to the State. The statistics also
show that the skedaddlcrs from the States, who
become frightened at the prospect of a draft, num
bered 1,912.’
Quakers and tbb War.. —The Ohio Yearly
Meeting of Friends, commonly called Quakers,
have presented a memorial and jietition to the
Legislature, asking to Ire excused from all mili
tary requisitions whether for men or communica
tions. or equivalents of any sort of military duty,
for the sake of their conscience.
*3* There is a newspaper in Grant county,
Wisconsin, which bears the euphonious title of the
‘• National Broadaxe,” and has for its platform
—the Star Spangle Banner.’' The editor's motto
is. “ Hew to the line, let the chips full where they
may." And he says the Broadaxe “is devoted to
the dissemination of national principles. Our
country first, last, now and forever. Banish polit
ical corruption, and bury the war-club party."
Frightened to Death. — Mrs. Boot, wife of
the township collector of DeKalb county, was
frightened to death last week by a man dressed in
a white .sheet with a coat wound around his head.
He knocked at her door in the evening. She
gazed for a moment on the horrid figure, and then
fell backward on the floor, lifeless. The ghostly
joker is a merchant of resjiectable standing.!
Neatness Carried to Excess. —ln Holland
to keep cows’stables clean, the animals tails are
tied in brown paper, and placed on a shelf behind
them. To keep tobacco chewers from soiling the
car|>cts, they spit in each other's pockets. A .case
of neatness earned to a still further,excess is
shown in the lower gprt of the city, in the person
of a maiden lady, who whitewashes all her stove coal
before using it. We get this from a “professor"
in the whitewashing and carpet-shaking; business.
Military Elopement, — A Lieutenant in the
Thirty-second Illinois regiment, falling in with a
charming rebel syren at Nashville, Tennessee, be
came so infatuated that he some weeks ago de
serted, and with the young lady escaped lieyond
the federal lines. The young lady was wealthy,
and by the use of her money the pair managed to
run the blockade at Charleston, and arrived at
Havana last Christmas day, when they were mar
ried, and are now living, it is said, in happiness
and elegance.
gap An officer in Banks' expedition writes that
the rebel guns at Port Hudson are worked en
tirely by negroes, who make the best heavy artil
leries in the world, being very muscular, and
their brains not being affected by the concussion
from the discharge. Our own Government are
beginning to realize this fact, that Fort Jackson
and St. Phillip, are now being manned by
negroes. There are now about 3,000 of them
thoroughly drilled in ground movements as in
fantry, without arms, by Gen. Phelps.
The Truth Now. and Then,—ln a late edi
torial of the London Times , which, for a wonder,
condemns the retaliatory proclamation of Jefferson
Davis, it says :—The South should remember that
they were the first to draw the sword in this quar
rel, fluff they rose against an established govern
ment in the exercise of its legal Amotions, that
they obtained, by the agency of traitors in that
Government, a considerably supply of arms and
money, and the Union which they seek to dissolve
is, as events have proved, the dearest wish of every
American heart.
Pontiff of the Petticoat.—The last sensa
tion in Paris is a man who has a perfect genius
for making and fitting women’s dresses. He is
called the “ Pontiff of the Petticoat." He not
only makes the ladies's dresses, but he puts the
dresses on the ladies. Sometimes as many as fiftv
carriages are in front of his door at the same time,
the feminine owners being up stairs having their
dresses put on. For cutting a dress he charges
$lO, for dressing a lady he charges $l5, for fitting
her for a dinner $2O, a’nd $25 for a party.
Corner of' Annie and Harriet Streets,
THE subscribers would respectfully in
form, tho citizens of Altoona, that they have just re
ceived and keep constantly on hand a supply of Pattons
ville Extra,” and Extra family-Flout, in barrels, and '.f
and y, ; barrels in Sacks; also. Chop and Corn Meal. Butter
ami Eggs fresh from the country; also, an extensive stock
of Groceries, consisting of Sugars, Molasses; Svrups. Cof
fee, ic., also, Ham, Bacon, Dried Beef. Fish of all kinds.
Salt, Crackers, Cheese, Spices, Tobacco, Cigars, Buckets
Brooms, Tuba, Brushes. Dried Fruit, Confectioneries!
Quecnsware, Glassware, Coal Oil Lamps, Coal Oil, Fish
Oil, ic., ic., ic., all of which we propose to sell at small
profits FOB CABU.
Altoona, Jan. 1, : 63~6m
C O A L.
-u’s family to get in their supply of coal for the Winter,
anti the subscribhr would therefore inform the citizens of
Altoona and vicinity, that he is prepared to supply them,
on short notice, with a superior article of ANTHRACITE
and ALLEtmENY BU’DMKNOtJS COAL. He will Sell it’
by the Train, Car, or Cart Load, or by the bushel, deliv.
ered at the door of the purchaser.
Yard on the- North side of th* Railroad—upper end
of Altoona\ard. u n mvprq
July 25,1861.-tf. ‘ U *‘ Kk ‘
Tobacco, Cigars, Snuff, Pipes, &c„ &c.,
.lame street, Altoona, fa., and McKeage’s Out Stand,
Montgomery street, Hollidaysburg ; Pa.
, °f Goods in his line constantlvon hand at the lowest
cash prices. [Pel.. 7,1563.
" AGENCY.-The undersigned, agent of the Vrotcc.
I ,lon Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of Blair countv is
I at all times ready to insure against loss or damage’ 'hr
1 tire, Buddings, Mercbanaise furniture and property of
, every detention, in town cr country, at ns reasonable
rates as any company in the Slate. Office hi the tribune
'■ ° m,:0 ' E. B. McCRIJM, Agent.
HUN will bo-hold on the second Thursday eveuiojt of each
month, In the Council Hoorn. M. CLARAUGH
• Jab. Lowthik, President.
Secretary, [May 15-'O2)
D. M. DARK i CO.
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Solo, Proprietor,, Nor«i«. v
AS CUff Street. V* * or
Sold by all dealert everywhere.
December A 18A1.~ly.
$651 “ Confer Ftea."
printing office.
* within th« past two years.-made cunslderabb
ll ' l ''"V., „,,r eatabliehmeut in the way of new fancj
, l.liuou td- p #l , et Cutter. Card Cutter. Ruling Ma
Powier Press, aud large Newspaper lower
c'jia*. V*,*’ u { which we give above) we ato now prepare,
press, (.a stw ln th „ )ine of printing or ruling i:
: A<v to any establishment. in the stale, and a
> low. We can execute, on short notice, al
" Wlßtti invitation, Visiting, Ball A Business Cards
* CiroulaJ's*. Programmes,
posters,SALE BILLS
Pa mpWetB, pay and Check Bolls
NIFE »TB, AND blanks of all kinds.
o .eaik Is a trial, feeling confident that wocangiv
' motion H webave the opportunity.
•■“litdt. Luwther’s building, corner of > icgiuia and Ai
' treetA oppoait* Superintendent’s Offl.e.
\ Market House.— We had well nigh dcs
ired of ever arousing our citizens to a consider;.
(* n of their own interests, by urging them i
,| ioVfl ia fcvor °fn» Market House. We do n.
a"k any o*dU % what we hgve said in favor <
he project nor do we claim to have influence
those who aro now taking the lead in the matte
. erecting * market house, but we are glad to b
Ible to say that we are about to have such a build
; , The borough not being able to erect a suita
Me building, a number of our citizens have agree
ui form a company for the purpose, and hal
loed books, at the store of Daniel Laughmuu
• u . ,h 9 subscription of stock. The shaves ar
placed *t #2O each—low enough to allow aim*
even- man in the place to take one or more share
u ihe company, and have an interest in th
management of its affairs. Even it the sloe
diould not pay a per centagc, the subscribers wi
<ive the anlount in the purchase of marketing
and the convenience in getting it. But there
uo doubt about the stock in such an enterprh
paying handsomely. It pays in all other places
and must pay in Altoona.
It is proposed, also, to put si Town Hall over tli
Market House. This is another improvemes
which we greatly need. It is known fur and wid
shat Altoona has no Town Hall, consequent!
meritorious exhibitions and concert companic
who give entertainments only to audiences of fro:
UOO to 1000 people, do no stop with ns. Let tl
Hall be built for the comfortable nceommodatk
.if at least., 1000 people, and give us credit ahrom
and make it a paying concern to the stock holder
l.ct all those who wish to take stock in this onto
prise, call at Laughman's store immediately,
onler that may be formed, the cha
a-r secured, and the building put up as soon as t:
-pring opens. 9
Ua?T,ast week we pr
rented a fae simile
a medal received fro
ilie London Work
Fair, by Wheeler
Wilson, the tamo
.-.ewiiig machine nm
ufactnrers. T»-dn
we present a seen
of those acknowlcdt
meats of superior;
presented hy the sai
•ppet, . notice of the machi
dipped from the iV. Y. Times. The editor s:
»t these machines :
“ Wheler & Wilson's Machines are thefavon
tor families, being especially adapted to that jr
pose. They work more rapidly, with less fr
tion, and with ft greater economy of thread tl
most, If not all, others.”
R. A. O. Kerr, of this place, is agent for
sale of these machines in Blair and Hunting*
counties, * See advertiserfient.
Democratic and Conservative Ticket
The following persons have been placed in nor
nation, for Borough officers, by the above nate
Justice of the Peace. —Adolphus Boush.
Constable.— Joseph K. Ely.
Toicn Council. —James Kearney, C. J. Hack*
3 years; John McClelland, 1 year.
Schodl Directors —Archibald H. Maxwell, Jc
A. Baer.
Assessor. —John Hickey.
Auditor.—John Lowther.
Judge of Elections, E. W.—Wm.C. McCormi
« “ K. W.—VVm. K. Leonard
‘ “ W.W.—John Woods.
Inspectors, E. W.—Thomas Nichols.
’ “ W. W.— 'Thomas Mcßride.
“ N. \V.—John Ehringcr.
Tux New Peaking Mill. —Messrs. Conra*
Reed have purchased the interest of Thomas J
Auley in the Planing Mill, in North Ward,
have erected a new mill on the site of the
burned down last fall. They have everything
running order, and arc prepared to receive or
tor all building materials furnished by such es
lislupents, and to execute them on short no
They intend to keep a full supply of all kind:
lumber, and will have flooring boards, win
”ash, Ac., on hand at all times. Carpenters
builders who wish to put up buildings in h
"ill do well to call at the steam mill for their 1
I'cr, and they will find the new proprietors cl
aud accommodating.
Bedicatio*.— Two weeks since we . not
! kat the new German Lutheran Church, in
place, would be dedicated on Sunday, March I
next. The following ministers will be pre
and fill the programme for the , occasion
dedication sermon, in German, will be prea
in the morning, by Rev. R. Newmann,
Pittsburgh, assisted by Rev. ,T. F. Kuhlraami
Willmore. The English dedication sermon
*** preached in the afternoon by Rev. S. Ying
d Bedford, Fa. Preaching in the evcnin
J- B. Crist, of Birmingham, Huntin
Ba. A number of other members wi
Present and take part in the exercises.
bEiuocs Accident.—Joseph Dey, an
ployee in the shops in this place, was severe
jnred, on Thursday last, by being caught bet
a door post and the tank of an engine whi
w as helping to move into the fitting up shop,
caught across the thighs and small o
hn>«ri. ant * aronud in such a manner
or . injure the bladder and urinary chi
c-' 1 * liTin 8 a* this writing (M
physicians, hare bta feint he