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TDESDAI, AFML 7,1863
Stirring Times Ahead.
Tb* Washington correspondent dftbe Philadel
phia Inquirer, usderdate oftbe 6th inst., says
that on Satnrday the Preaideßt was in consulta
tion with different members .of the Cabinet the
whole day upon foreign afiuts and the issuing of
letter* of marque asd mpriaal. Secretary Welles
and Sewapl oppose the issuing of there letters,
entertaining fears that they would lead us into
a war-with foreign powers from indiscretions of
persons acting, with these letters. Secretary
Welles thinks that our nary is able, as individuals,
to suppress contrabandists. Secretary Stanton and
others aretin favor of issuing these letters at once
and are poshing the motterwrith such vi|br that it
will require all the energy of Seward and Welles
to resist it.
The'war committee has also waited on the
President to urge the issuing of these letters, and
to indrce the President to inform England that
the letting loose of the ten iron-clad war vessels
now building in her harbors for the rebels will, be
considered a declaration of war upon ns, and that,
unless steps are taken at once to prevent further
operations in that line, Lord Lyons be furnished
his passports and Charles Francis Adams be re
called. It is urged upon the President that En
glish vessels are now, under the rebel flag, sweep
ing our commerce from the seas, and that this
fleet of iron-plads will soon sweep away our block
ading squadrons and open rebel ports. Secretary
Seward hopes to arrange the whole matter
amicably, and fears that somcthing wrong may be
done- if we do not act with deliberation. The
President is much incensed that; Lord Lyons
should have been plotting treason .with the leaders
of the opposition to the Government, herein the
National Capitol, and unless something unforseen
occurs, die next four days will bring forth some of
the most important movements in the whole
history of the Rebellion, as sdiQC definite policy
most be adopted at once.
Pabtisan MALiONirr.— Weare sorry to note
that the Governor of Pennsylvania cannot visit
the Pennsylvania troops now in the field without
having bis motives questioned, and being charged
witltgoing on an electioneering tour. But there are
those who so cordially hate a true patriot and
friend of the soldier—-such as Gov. Curtin has
proven himself to be-—that they must liatch up,
something' to destroy the effects of his humane
mission, and they scruple not to put forth the
basest falsehoods to accomplish their object.—
These enemies of patriotic men and the govern
ment, are only in ccstacies, when a complaint
comes from, the army chat the soldiers ore not
properly cared for. They at once take hold of the
complaint and charge ! upon the President, the
Governor, and all others in authority, a want of
care for the Soldiers; but no sooner do those
officers go to see for themselves, and remedy these
grievances, than selfish motives are imputed to
them. The truth is, the enemies of Governor
Curtin and the Government are afraid be will do
something which will add to the comfort of the
men, and 'induce them 1 tocontinnein the service,
thereby robbing them of a fruitful source of com
plaint against the authorities, and secure the
perpetuity of the Union which they are striving to
destroy. Proceed, ye yiUifiers. Some of the sol
diers wSI retnrn to give the lie to your assertions,
if not. meet out the punishment yon so richly de-
If it be true, as our neighbor of the
Stcaukird asserts, that bis party is the only one
“ that can settle the questions which will remain
to.be adjusted after the militatr power of the
South is broken down,” certainly he ought to “go
in” with ali bis might to break down the South as
early as possible in order that his party may get
into power and have things fixed np. We are of
the opinion, however, that the breaking down of
the military power of the South is the first and
heaviest job, ant the party which succeeds in
effectually accomplishing that, will likely be
able to make the settlement. But we
imagine that it will' require both parties to do the
first, and, consequently, both parties will have a
hand in the winding, op-rat least they ought.
gar We notice an article going the rounds of
newspaperdom giving the losses of the rebel traitor
and coward, Gideon J. Pillow, which foots up to
the sum of $600,000. This is a heavy loss for
one man,, pecuniarily, but the cause .of justice will
not be served unless the halter puts a period to bis
existence. We do not rejoice over the death of
any man, but we desire to see Justice meted out to
all such infernal traitors. The veiy government
whieh be is, now attempting to destroy, protected
and assisted Pillow in securing bis wealth, His
treachery deserves the reward he has received.
The J@stb sexi>B Gbkjstino. —ln another
column we pqbluh the proceedings of a meeting
of the ; 125th Begt. P, V„ to which we inrite the
caiefnl perusal of every reader of the Tribune. It
in iniiifirciaaij foot to comment upon the pro
ceeding*—thqr speak for themselves. They tell ns
where to find the braveboys who All up the ranks
of that regiment, and what they think of the
weak-kneed, f oft-footed, peace men who remain
at'home, preaching up a peace convention, etc.,
for the purpose of closing the war.
Two Meal* a Dav. — A late number of the
Richmond inquirer has a philosophical article
upon the bad habit of eating three meals per day.
The editor argue* that two tneals ore amply suffi
dent, adding that, pnder the present condition of
oStinaad the shortness of provision, “it is nearly
as bad to grow fat as to get rich on the Confed
A Southerner's Opinion of Slavery.
The name of Hewry D. Bascbm is familiar to
all who* hare a knowledge of the goodand.’great
men whom this country has produced. Hewas a
native of Kentucky and spent a| long life, itythat
and other slave States. He bed an oppoiSanity
of witnessing the workings of slavery and the hor
rors which accompany it, and i the demoralizing
tendency upon those who trafiq in human flesh.
Long since, he delivered an address, in which the
following passage occurs. It is more severe than
anything of .the kind which ever emanated from
the most radical anti-slavery writer or speaker.
Ue said :
“The children of Africa have been the most
unhappy of all the family of man—more oppressed
and mere abused. 1 speak of Africa as a coun
try, as one of the great family of nations; I speak
of the slave,trade in all its extent, and the;ma
lignity of its hateful and hated visitations, and
among all the national obligaturies that the Re
cording Angel in the councils of eternity has ever
reluctantly traced on the damning page of
Heaven’s black register, is there any equal to this
oppression ? What would yon think of the in
fernal man-stealer who would take by force: and.
drive a human horde, from motives of sheer cu
pidity ? Is he not an outlaw alike from the
reach of humanity and the mercy of .Heaven ? Is
there a virtupjii intelligence in God’s universe, or
even a! Devil in hell, that would not blush to
claim kindred with him ? The indignant scorn,
the unleavened, undying hate of humanity should
drive bint ont with a mule to feed upon thistles,
and when be dies, the: burial of an ass, should
give itumortoEty to his infamy."
“That’s the Talk.”
At a meeting of the 12th Wisconsin regiment,
at Camp Butler, Tennessee, some spirited resolu
tions .were adopted “with a hearty good Will.’
We quote a few pithy sentences
“Clemency to the deluded and the penitent,
bullets fur the rebels, and ropes for these .who
“ kindle tires in our rear,” and we do-moat sol
emnly warn all such, that should duty ever call
ns home to quench those .tires, a terrible retribu
tion will await those who kitidle them.”
“We do not fight to free the slaves, but we
free the slaves to stop the fight.”
“ Wt do most heartily approve the conscription
law, under operation of which we hope to see
loitering patriotism hastening to render its due
support to the government that affords it protec
tion. We hope, also, to see the “
men under it enjoying a clearer view of things in
the sonny South, than can bo obtained in the dim
lodges of the K. GC.’s”
Connecticut Election. —At. the.time we go
to press we have nothing definite from the Con
necticut election. Despatches received state (hat
Buckingham, the Republican tnion candidate has
been re-elected by a largely increased majority
over that of 1860. He gains'in almost every
town in the State.
ET Both branches of the Legislature /have
agreed to adjourn on the 15th of April.
63* A couple of Hollidayshurg boys, while out
ducking a short f tirae since, shot a white swan.
ET Our thanks are due Capt. J. 11. Findley,
Co. F, 76th P. V., for late copies of the Sew
South and Free South.
«S-Dr. J. I. Steel, publisher of the Bfaiesville
Beconi, has been convicted of libel in calling a
citizen of that town an “Abolition traitor.”
ETdohn C. Watson, Esq., late Sheriff of Hun
tingdon county, died at his residence-in the Bor
ough of Huntingdon, on the 17th inst.. in the 48th
year of his age His disease was brain fever,
»"Gen. Herman Haupt is now in command of
all the lines of railroad now used, or which mar
hereafter be used, by the Government throughout
the United States.
6* Gen. Eosccrans has published an .order
forbidding fast ridiqg by officers, soldiers, servants,
teamsters, or others, mounted on government ani
mals. Dispatches sent by orderlies most■; have
written on the face of the envelope the gait at
which the bearer is to ride. i
The Harrisburg Patriot and Union says that
information has been received from Dayton, Ohio,
to the effect that there is now a man in jail in
that place, on a charge of murder, who answers
the description of the man who brutally murdered
little Mary Elizabeth German, last summer. , Per
sons who saw the man who abducted Mary Ger
man, have gone to Dayton to see the man in jail
First lot Hear the News.—-It is a singular
fact that the rebel prisoners taken in Southern
Kentucky knew of the appointment of Burnside to
bis present command, and the movement pf ihq|
9th Army .Corps westward, before the appoint
ment had been made public, or a loyal paper east
or west bad-intimated such a change of command
ers. It is evident that the rebs do not wait for
daily newspapers for their information. .
Taxing Exempts. —We team that there is
now a bill before the Legislature, taxing those
who claimed exemption from the late draft, be
cause,of conscientious scruples, $9OO each. The
constitution of this State requires that persons
claiming exemption from. conscientious scruples,
must pay to the State a pecuniary equivalent for
military services. The - State will be likely to re
alize something handsome from this source, pro
vided the tag remains at $9OO. i
Important from Charleston.
The repdrt has reached lierebv way of Fred
ericksburg, = derived from rebel sources,! that
Charleston was bombarded by our ffeet and .at
tacked by pto.land forces on Thursday last, and is
now in posession of the federate under Gen. Hun
ter and Admiral Dupont.
This .report U fully credited by propament offi
cers of the Government, who were ,m pOeession of
facts in refetence to the contemplated attack: upon
Charleston which it is not yet prudent* to divulge.
It is however, that those who possess
this, information are confident that onf soldiers
and tailors 'will celebrate the second anniversaiy
of the fall of Fort Sumter in the captured city of
Charleston. ; ! v ;
The restrictions upon the publication in the
Southern papers of a.ny adverge news are so strin
gent that it ts not expected to find much ini them
1 in reference to the capture of Charleston nntil the
disaster caii be no longer concealed j but the re
ports we have are definite and] positive, ahd are
believed by those who hare the [best right toiknow
what foundation there is for them.
[■From the jSt chmond Diepatck, April 3 Q
STAPIUXO P*OM tub BOOTH CAROLINA COAST.
The enemy hare landed in force, onSeabrook’s,
or John's Island.
The gunboats and several transports are lying
off the island.
Skirmishing has already taken plsic* between
onra and the enemy’s pickets. Onr pickets are
driven in aod the enemy advancing.
General -Haygood has ordered all she wpmen,
children and non-combatants removed from Adams
Kan, which is twenty miles from Seahrook’s
Washington, April 5.
The 125th Regiment Pennsylvania
Volunteers to its I<oyal Friends,
We, you* fellow citizens, composing the 125th
Regiment Pennsylvania volunteers, here assembled
in arms, not from love of War, not to gratify any
selfish motives of ambition, but prompted solely
by our love of country, and sense of duty, in
obedience to the Almighty’s will, for the fur
therance of His beneficient purposes concerning
not only our nation but the human race, having
smothered all partisan feelings, are.now, in com
mon with the hosts of other loyal men, grappling
with this satanic rebellion,: and by the blessing of
God hope so effectually to crush it, that it will
never again raise it^,serpent head to desolate our
inheritance, and bring the wail of sorrow U? the
household of posterity.
While engaged in this holy cause, the 125th
learns that there are traitors in the North. For
such the only meet recompense is hemp. There
is another class, however,, claiming to be loyal
citizens, who, by ill-timed efforts for peace, not
appreciating the nature and magnitude of the
struggle in which we are involved, do much to aid
and encourage our deluded countrymen of the
South to hope for a success, which would plunge
us all into a gulf of common ruin. For the en
lightenment of this class, and to remove all misap
prehension as regards their sentiments, men and
officers of the 125th, at a meeting convened for
the purpose, whereat Col. Jacob Higgins was
chosen President; Lieut. Col. Jacob Szink, Major
John J. Lawrence and Capt. William C. Bayley,
A. C. S., Vice Presidents ; Surgeon L. C. Cum
mins,, Chaplain John D. Stewart and Capt. Wil
liam W. Wallace, Secretaries.
(Captains Francis M. Bell and John MeKeage
and the Secretaries of the meeting constitnted a
committee of five to draft resolutions.)
The following preamble and resolutions were
Whereas', We view with contempt the silly
and traitorous attempts of the so called peace party
in our glorious old Commonwealth, whose object
is to destroy tliat for which man lives, namely,
Liberty and the pursuit of human happiness ; And
whereas, while fighting our enemies in front, we
look with abhorrence on the cowardly assassins
at home who are thus throwing impedimGhs in
our way to destroy all for which we are now risk
ing our lives and" honor; And wheras, on the re
sult of this, contest the existence of our once
happy country depends ; therefore, be it
Besolved. That we look with unutterable con
tempt on the propositions of the cop|>orheads at
home to compromise with armed traitors, and
scornfully reject as unworthy the land that gave
us birth, all propositions coming from such a
BesoUed, That the only compromise we can
make with traitors Is, that they lay down their
arms and return to their former allegiance.
Besolved, That the only way to secure this re
sult lies iu a determined and vigorous prosecution
of the war, until the supremacy of the Govern-*
meat is fully established.
Besolved, That we condemn, with regret, the
course taken by the enemies of the Union in our
front; we execrate without pity the pusillanimity
of the more contemptible foe iu our rear.
Besolved, That the reports at home, that the
Army of the Potomac is in a demoralized condi
tion, arc false, without the least foundation- in
fact, and that we look on the circulators of reports
of this kind as being enemies to their country who
should be carefully watched, they being either
cowards who are afraid to face their eonntry’s foes,
or designing traitors, seeking to shake the faith
of credulous Union men in tile strength of the
Besolved, That we call on all good and loyal
citizens at home to organize at once, with a view
to counteract all plans or conspiracies of the en
emies of' the Government that countenance or aid
Besolved, '• That, as the President of the U ni
ted States is the constitutional representative of
our Government, his administration must and shall
be sustained by,all true patriots, and that those
who are denouncing his administration are labor
ing, to the extent of their power, to throw
hindrances in the way of a vigorous and successful
prosecution of the war, and that they deserve the
unmitigated scorn of patriots, and the hemp that
is due to traitors.”
Resolved, That in Maj. Gen, Hooker we have
the utmost confidence, and as we fight for prin
ciples, not men, ive regard his appointment to Ids
present position to be wise and prudent on the
part of the President.
Resolved, That Gov. A. G. C urtin is deserving
of our highest respect and esieem, (aside from his
efforts to preserve the Union,) for his eminently
patriotic labors in behalf of Pennsylvania’s
wounded and sick soldiers, by ; which he has en
deared himself to as and.them in a manner not to
Resolved, That in Brig. Gen. Thos. L. Kane
we have a commander, vigilant, in whom we can
rely in case of emergency, and that under his
leadership we anticipate a glorious victory in our
next engagement with our country's foes, (his cry
will be to “Victory or Death.”)
Resolved, That these be our mottoes henceforth
and forever while life shall last:—The Union one
and inseparable; “Drew ei man Droit ; Liberty
and Union, now and forever.
Resolved, that these proceedings, signed by the
officers of the regiment, bo published in the Phil
adelphia’ Inquirer, Harrisburg Telegra/th, Wash
ington Chronicle and oil loyal |tapers published in
counties represented in this regiment.
Jacob Higgins, Colonel.
Jacob Szink, Lieutenant Colonel.
John J, Lawrence, Major.
John G. Cain, Adjutant.
Asbury Derland, Quartermaster.
Lewis C. Cummings, Surgeon,
Augustus Davis, Ass’t Surgeon.
L. F. Butter, Ass’t Surgeon.
Wm. C. Bay ley, Capt. and A. C. S.
Jonn D. Stewart, Chaplain.
Joseph Becker, Sergeant Major.
Company A. —Francis M. Bell, Captain; Jesse
S. Stewart, Ist Lieutenant; W. F. Martin, 2d
Com/mny B. —Ulysess L. Hnyett, Captain;
Joseph R. Higgins, Ist Lieutenant, G Schollen
berger, 2d Lieutenant. '
Comjsuiy C.— Wm. W. Captain; L.
Frank Wattson, Ist Lieutenant; Theo. L. Flood,
Company D. —Alex. W. Marshall, Captain;
Peter Trees, Ist Lieutenant; Thomas E. Campbell,
Company E. —Wm. McGraw, Captain; Sami
F. Kcphart, Ist Lieutenant] John H. Robertson,
Company F. —Wm. H. Simpson, Captain;
Frank H. Lane, Ist Lieutenant; J. AT. F. House
holder, 2d Lieutenant.
Company G. —John McKeage, Captain; Sami.
A. Andrews, Ist Lieutenant; TlQp. McCamant,
2d Lieutenant. ,
Company IJ. —Henry H. Gregg, Captain; John
Flenncr, Ist Lieutenant; James F. Foster, 2d
Comjmny I. —Wm. F. Thomas, Captain;
George Thomas, Ist Lieutenant; John IX Fee,
Coinjtany A'.—Jos. E. Gardner, Captain ; Ed
ward K. Dimnegan, Ist Lieutenant; Daniel J.
Traves, 21 Lieutenant,
A Dog Stokt.— The other day, while an
Eastern bound -train, over the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad; wits standing at Marlinshurg, Va.,
a man tied a large dog to the rear end of the
train intending to return and-release the animal
before the train started. Biit the foan did not re
turn and the train started, the dog trotted along
behind. The train being somewhht behind time
soon commenced making about forty miles an
hour. The dog put in his best licks, but he could
not keep up, and it was not long until the lifo was
battered out of him. Tho dog was hot discovered
until the train reached Harper's’ Ferry, at wUtb
point (here was very little* aog left,
How Drafted Men Talk.
Below we copy a few resolutions passed at a
meeting of the 176th Regiment Penn'a Militia—
drafted men from Lehigh and Monroe counties —
now stationed ’at Beanfort, South Carol nia. The
‘Colonel of the Regiment, Col. Lschler, who its a
Democrat in the true meaning of the word, says, iti
a note accompanying the proceedings that the offioeis
of the regiment, 86 in number, arc all Democrats
but seven, and the regiment stands about the same
proportion. The proceedings are signed by all the
officers and were endorsed by every company with
out a dissenting voice. It is likely the Colonel
deemed this information necessary from the fact
that some persons are disposed to style all Demo
crats “copperheads.” It will be seen from these
resolutions and those of the 125th, that while there
may be those who claim to he Democrats bat act
like “copperheads" and disgrace the name, there
are those who are true Democrats and, conse
quently, true to their country in this trial. There
is as much difference between a Democrat and a
“copperhead," as there is between Gov. Johnston,
of Tennessee, and W. B. Bead of Philadelphia, as
between Gen. Rosecrans, of the Army of the
Cumberland, and Valandigham, of Ohio. But
here is the preamble and resolutions.
Whereas, We the officers of the 179th Regi
ment Pennsylvania Militia, now stationed at
Beaufort, South Carolina, citizens of Lehjgh and
Monroe counties, Pennsylvania, believing it due,
not only to ourselves, but to our friends’and neigh
bors at home, regardless of party, that we should
give a public expression of our honest convictions
of duty towards the Federal Government, which
we have sworn to serve, and whose arm we should
strengthen, as well by our voices as our swords ;
And whereas. It has been apparent to every
soldier in the held, that-the enemy to the prosecu
tion of the war at home, not less than the open
rebel in the field, is calculated to weaken the en
ergies of the Republic in the struggle for national
Resolved, That we view with indignation and
contempt, the continued movements of individuals
at the North, having for their object the virtual
suppressions of enlistments or drafts, by the cry of
peace and compromise, as well calculated, while it
tends to weaken the efforts of the executive for the
suppression of the rebellion, to strenghten the
rebels in their unholy endeavors to destroy the
Resolved, That this Government has a rightful
claim upon the allegiance of ever}’ citizen ; and
he who stands in the way of its rightful authority,
and fails in his fealty thereto, by a manifest op
position to its public acts for the suppression of
the rebellion, is a traitor to the Government and
should be held to’a strict account therefore.
Resolved, That we view the proclamation of
the President for the emancipation of the slaves of
rebels, and the subsMuent action of Congress in
the “ Conscript Act; in arming the same for pub
lic service, as well calculated to invigorate
and strengthen the national cause, by affording
the black man the privilege of fighting for his
liberty, while aiding by his willing co-oporation,
the loyal army in the suppression of the rebellion.
Resolved, T hat we hail with joy the patriotic
movements of loyal citizens of New York and
other sections of the North, regardless of party
for the vigorous pfitseention of the war ; the patri
otic s(iecches of tho.-e eminent Democrats, John
Van Btircn. James T. Brady and Judge Daly, at
Cooper's Institute, New York, endorsing the acts
of the last Congress, conferring extraordinary
power on the President, and their defiant rebates
of treason in every shape and in all localities.
Resolved, That while we hail with inexpressible
pleasure the patriotic resolutions adopted by the
loyal Legislature of Ohio, we burn with indigna
tion at the cowardly and degraded ones passed by
the Legislature of New Jersey; and we teel deeply
mortified and chagrined at the base conduct of the
lower branch of our ow n Legislature, in refusing
the use of their hall to those gallant patriots and
Democratic Governors—Johnson of Tennessee,
and Wright, of Indiana.
Resolved, That while wc would not by implica
tion ever relinquish our honest convictionsof public
duty in a time of peace, yet now, wnile ' all the
energies of the nation should' be concentrated
tow ards a vigorous prosecution of the war, all
party movements should he-held in abeyance; that
thus a united front may so appal the leaders of
the rebellion, as to lead them to see the hopeless
ness of their cause, and to sue for peace and par
Resolved, That the vigorous legislation of the
last Congress, for the raising ot a revenue tor the
support of the Government and the army ; for the
raising of recruits to till the reduced regiments nor
in the field, and to supply the places of those
whose term of service will in a few months expire,
and in the passage of the “ Indemnity Act," which
gives immunity to the President for the arrest of
traitors at the North, and which gives him the
power in future to suspend the “ writ of habeas
corpus," meets our hearty approval, and while
these acts are well calculated to teach the rebels
that the Government is in earnest, they will also
impart confidence to the Union soldiers as well as
Citizens, that the Federal arms will finally triumph,
and the Government be restored to. its rightful
authority throughout the length and breadth of
Rtsaived, That we, drafted men from Lehigh
and Monroe counties, acknowledging the right
and necessity of the Government to draft her
citizens in the present struggle; pledge our lives-to
the Government, tc> enforce the conscript laws in
any State wherein the same may be resisted.
A Fire —A Foundry and Machine shop
Burned.—On Tuesday evening last, about 7
o’clock, the .roof of the extensive Foundry and
Machine Shop of J.C. McLanahan, Watson &Co.,
in Gaysport, was discovered to ba in flames.—
The men employed in it were casting a heavy
piece lir McNamara’s rolling mill, worth S3OU,
when it “Mowed" and passed through the roof
Igniting it so rapidly that it was impossible to ar
rest its spread. In less than an hour, the entire
building, including the pattern shop, all valued by
the owners ns worth eighteen thousand dollars,
were burned to the ground. The old ware-house,
near by, containing about $l3OO worth of patterns,
was saved. One of our Fire .Engines was Ispon
on the ground, but owing to a bottle having been
Aid in one of its pipes it was prevented from doing
any service, until after the bottle was discovered
and removed, wlien it came to the rescue nobly.
The establishment being on the bank of the river
many °f the timbers fell into it which may prove
to be a great saving.to the machinery.
The property was insured in the Lycoming
county Mutual Insurance Company to the amonnt
,pf $3OOO, and in the Blair county Insurance
Company $5OO. The loss therefore to the owners
■ J. King McLanahan & William Stone had the
establishment rented, and were just fully prepared
to fill large orders which they had received,—
Their loss is also a great loss to the public.— Whig.
Narrow Escape.—On Saturday lust, as Miss
Byler, "and Miss Hartzler, were riding in a buggy
across the bibast of the dam at Zook's mill,
in Brown township, their horse took fright at a
pile of plaster which had been very improperly
placed on the turnpike. Miss Hartzler leaped
out of the buggy ami caught the horse by the
bridle, while Miss. Byler remained in holding on
the lines. The frightened animal however be
came unmanageable, and backed the buggy over
the side of the turnpike, precipitating himself and
the baggy, with Miss Byler sitting ht and holding
on to the lines, over a nearly perpendicular wall
nearly fifteen feet in height, upon the rocks below
The horse was Instantly killed and the boggy
dashed to pieces, while Miss Byler miraculously
neaped without the slightest injury. —Leutisimm
Joseph Smith rs C Aultman & co. s
Geo W Graham vs Fox & Stronse.
E J Learner vs Wm K Hemphill et al.
M Hoy vs Elias Baker et al.
J Walters’ Ext vs Stephen Hammond.
M B Hetherington vs Andrew J Patterson.
Cadwailader’s heirs vs Smith & Banks.
J M Bell vs Daniel K Barney.
C Garber’s Exrs vs A P Wilson.
R McNamara's Adrar vs Wm Lyon.
I> Good’s nse vs D Watson et al."
Win Buchanan's nse vs B O'Friel’s heirs.
Brotherline vs Haggerty & Hannon.
A M White & co vs R M Lemon & co.
E Isett Vs J Waller's Exr.
Daniel Shannon vs Geo Wehn.
Johnson, Jack &coet al vg H Jackson's Exrs.
Levi Hecht vs Directors of the Poor, &c.
S W Rhodes’ Adrar vs Fenna H R Co.
MeFarlan’a Admr. vs Shoenberger's Exrs.
James D Rea vs Kemp & Lost.
Same vs Joseph Kemp.
John Miller vs Penna B R Co.
Chaffee, Stout & co vs A Patterson.
Wm Kellerman vs S S Barr.
G L Lloyu vs H Mclntosh.
P Strayer vs Spang & Walters
D H Hofins’ Admr vs E H Lytle and wife.
Com. for use Deeter vs Deeter et al.
W S & A S Boyd vs J B Shinefelt.
John Bell vs S Milliked et al.
Abraham BeyerS et al vs Evan Williams.
McLunahan, Watson & co vs J Brotherline.
James Funk rs Joseph Smith.
James A McCahan vs Elliott & Miller.
Ellen Bouslough vs Jacob Bonslougb.
Esihe«fctrayer vs Walters & ! trivet.
C Campbell & Bro vsTjmone 4 C P R R Co.
Wm Innes' Admr vs John C limes’ Exr.
J Blair Mix)re vs Joseph Smith.
Same vs D Caldwell.
E S Lytle's use vs Miller & Dannals.
D C McCormick vs Thog McNamara.
Titos Malor vs F P Minier.
Brotherliue vs Borough of Altoona.
J C Parry vs Titos McNamara.
George Buchanan vs S E K Duncan.
Slioeitberger's Exrs for use vs D K Ramey.
Win Shunto's use vs Charles Hughes.
Altoona & C T&PK Co vs Arthur Hill’s Adm.
Geiger & Sehwenk vs Benj Nugent.
Jas M Kinkead vs Blair Co Protection Fire
Wm Austice vs Geo W Stewart.
Jacob Hesser vs Veach & McClain.
Wnt Eonse vs M Orlady’s Adm’r.
Hotius’ Adm'r for use vs Hy. Learner.
John Burger vs Jacob B'Bouser.
Printer & Burley vs John Ebling’s Admr.
John Scott vs N Campbell.
Win Vaughn vs John Devlin et al.
GliiJH Shoenberger vs Win Lyon et al.
John Hagy vs Geo W Heed et al.
Conduct of the War.
Puxi.ADELPHU, April I.— An Inquirer special
from Washington, says: The committee on the
conduct of the war were in session again to-day.
The entire committee are now here, John Covode
having rejoined them yesterday. Gen. Frankln
was before them, and'endeavored to explain away
his alleged misconduct at the battle of Fredrieks
burg in not supporting Gen. Meade, and crush
ing the* enemy - right. His excuse was that lie
was not ordered to do so by Gett. Burnside.—
i bis is inaiersiuod to raise a question of veraeitv
between Franklin and Butnside.
He was also questioned as to the battle of An
lieiam. His testimony towards the close was very
set ere upon General McClellan. He testified to
having seven thousand men who were not engaged
at all, mid with Porter's corps who were likewise
not engaged. He considered the destruction of
ilie rebel army w-ould have been certain had they
gone on the next morning. \VTty they did not he
says none but General McClellan can tell. That
he and Olliers expected to have done so.
The report of the Committee will he completed
hy Fftday. It is divided into four heads—Bull
linn,'Bull's Bluff’, the Army of the Potomac, and
General Fremont's campaign. The rejtort on the
Army of the Potomac will make three pages of
the luqnlrerf and consists entirely of opinions and
facts from army otherp competent to
In addition to these four reports, the whole mass
ot testimony taken will be submitted and probable
be printed It will make about ten volumes the
size of Covode's investigation of Buchanan's Ad
The Invitation to ,f he North-west.—The
New Vurk Express has a reputation as a copper
head sheet second to none. But it does not ap
prove the invitation extended to the North-west,
by the Richmond Whig, to join the South and
plunder the innumerable towns and villages of the
East. The New Fork Express says, noticing ; the
Whig'* invitation to the North-west to join the
Southern Confederacy: “Wp think a good deal
more Despotism will be found at the South than
at the North, and the Governor of Georgia, as
well as other magnates in the Confederate States,
afford ample proot of this fact. If our system of
Conscription is a bad one, the system of Jeff.
Davis is far worse. It begins with those far
younger, and reaches those ten or fifteen years
older. It spares nobody and pays no respect
whatever to laws, consiitutions or personal liberty.
The “tyrant at Washington” may be very bad,
but the tyrant at Richmond, the people at the
South-west know, is no better.”
Remarkable Escape.—A most remarkable
incident occurred on the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad the other day. It appears that as
the train bounded east: was running at a high
rate of speed a two horsi> ambulance was discov
ered crossing the track a short distance ahead.—
The engine bad just turned a curve, and was so
close upon die vehicle that the train could not be
stopped. ■T he horses had crossed . the track, but
the ambulance was just fairly upon it when the
pi lot struck the vehicle between the front and
hindmost wheels. As strange as it mar-seem,
the horses were instantly separated from fh*e ambu
lance, and the was lifted up and squarely
seated upon the bumpers of the engine, where it
remained until the train was stopped. The ambu
lance contained a sick soldier’and four or five
officers, ' not one of whom was injured in the
slightest degree. The horses also escaped unhurt.
It is regarded as one of the most remarkable es
capes on record.
Accidkst—Henry Fick, formerly a butcher of
this place, hut more recently a fireman on one of
thp Pennsylvania Batlroad trains, was severlv hurt
one day last week, while going down the mountain
towards Altoona. It appears that the train was
making rather ranch headway, when Fick at
tempted to go back: to the hind end, over the top of
the cars, to tighten (he break, but instead of suc
ceeding, he missed his footing and fell upon the
opjtostte track. He is now lying at home ib a dan
gerous condition; hut hopes are entertained for
his recovery.— t'lxnsbun/ Democrat.
Heavy Decline.—A letter from New York,
dated Thursday, says : A further decline of ten
cents per pound On cotton is recorded to-day,
making forty cents less than the highest point in
January last. Ail other kinds of merchandise are
proportionabjy lower. These, rapid and ruinous
fluctuations in values are saclly interfering with
the regular course of business, and if the •* reac
tion" is not speedily there are many
merchants who a fewweeka ago were hoping to
he millionaires that will be reduced to bankruptcy.
tF A rebel Captain 'who has taken the oath
of allegiance says that the rebels are preparing to
abandon Virginia, which, he adds, will so ip
ceuse the Virginia troops that they will mutiny
and return to their homes.
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of which are glee aboae) we are now ptepa™
thi line of printing or ruling it
—-i to any eetabllehment in the State, and a
*' • .oriallT low. Wo can execute, on short notice, al
priC«®H*^ v _*
wedding. UtelUtion, Visiting, ML* Business Cards
-aMSIOTH POSTSRS.SALK BILLS,
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Pamphlets, Bay and Check Boll*
BLANK BOOKS, v
MANIFtaT*. AHO BLANKS OF AtL KINDS.
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In Lowther’e bnildtai, corner of Virginia and Ac
JT** opposite Superintendent 1 . Office.
g. Contributions to the SoWier’a Monnmi
FuntJ, may at •"? tirae •» traded to B. F. Re
TreastuWi at 4ms Gent Supt’s office.
Report op Board of Directors of A. M
L&B. B. A. —A meeting of the Board of Di
rector* of th« Altoona Mechanics' Library an<
Heading Boom Association was held April 2d
IS(; 3_ president, B. H. Lambom, in the chair
Present—Messrs. LatnbonV Kiley, Keller
Kessler, Adlam, Savery, Mann and Beibenack
Minutes of last meeting read. Mr. Savery movet
itmt the clause relating to unbound periodicals
ic„ be expunged, which was adopted, when th
minutes were Approved. A communication frou
Mr. D. D. Ddmcr was read resigning his position
a> Recording Secretary of the Association, whicl
»as accepted knd a vole of thanks tendered hin
bv the Board.;
Treasurer’s; report was read as follows
Hvsh on hand January Ist, 1863,
Donation received since
Dues, Admittance fees, &c.
Amount expended for books Ac.,
Balance on hjatid^
Mr. Savety made a report from the commute
apjiointed to draft By Laws, which was adopted.
Mr. Reibenaek then presented the followini
W. S. Haven, for binding, $10.85.
McCriim & Bern fot printing, 50.76.
Aillie Lang for scrubbing room, 2.00.
\( in motion of Mr. Reibenaek, M'Cnim & Dem’
i,ili was ordered to be paid. The President ap
iwintcd the following persons as committee oi
Bills and accounts: —Messrs Keller, Reibenaek <
.las. S. Mann.
The bills of W. S. Haven & Sallie Lang Wei
Hu n referred to committee on Bills & Accounts.
The following gentlemen were proposed an
elected active members of the Association—Jaco
Hesser, H. B. Kneass, L. A. Miller, Josep
smith, James Kacy, G. S. Hutchison, \George A
I'otts, T. B. Hetrick, and J. S, ,M. Gibson. O
motion, John Lowther was unanimously electe
Recording Secretary of the Association iu plat
1). D. Bonier, resigned.
On motion, it was
Resolved, That the Rec. Secretary be requeste
to notify in writing all who are in arrears, oi tl
amount of their indebtedness, with the reque
that they liquidate such indebetedness at an car
•hue and report results at next meeting.
On motion of Mr. Riley,
Resolved, That Messrs. McCrum & Bern i
requested topnblish an abstract of proceedings
the Board of Birectors, and that the Scc'y be r
quested to prepare a copy of the same for public
On motion, adjourned.
A Habd Case.— We have information of
which j-ecemly occurred at Blair Furnace,
thort distance below this place, which appears ret
imrd and yet we cannot blame the citizens of thi
locality. The case is as follows; Erasing Kins*
fcnlisted in Captain Bell’s company, 126th Begi
merit, and at the battle of Antietam received fir
wounds. After remaining in the Hospital to
some time-jhe was allowed to come home to gc
well. Having almost entirely recovered from hi
wounds he Contemplated again taking his place i
the ranks, Lut a couple of weeks since he cor
traded that loathsome and dreaded disease-
tmall-pox—land died on Suhday morning las
t'p to the tilne of this writing (Tuesday noon) b
Ims not been buried, nor has any one gone t
his place ;to attend to that duty, conse
■piently bis; remains lie in the house with h
family just as he" died. It is sickening, and a|
pears inhuman, when we vieW the case and thin
"t the situation of his family,'and ret wo canm
those who have never bad the disease f<
not going to inter him, as it would be almost ce
‘ain contogijon, bat we think there might be four
those- who have passed through, it who would
willing tp undertake the task.
MS? On Thursday evening last, the Nation
Union League of Altoona was addressed by Judj
Wfef, of Huntingdon, and Hon. L. W. Ball, ■
diia place. i.Tbe remarks of Judge Taylor wei
listened to close attention, while he present!
in a clear and forcible manner the evei
pwriot in.thi* the dark hour of our country’s hi
lot y- AD who know Judge Taylor are aware thi
1,6 u w> politician, and. in his address before tl
be greeted his efforts to break down par
" lnfe and animosity and unite all in suppo
the government, arguing that without a cool
•>7 re could have ho parties, therefore it was he
t 0 **** par country first and then talk abo
rtw *> father than split on party issues now ai
icse country and parties. *
He was followed by Hon. L. W.Hall, wl
hut a few remarks, which, ak usual, wt
B patriotism, and a little severe on the m
v B ,•** jodeavoring to divide the people of I
(v-m-IL* 11 ? the authorities in the pr
motion of die war. , -
tbs Signal Corps.—Opt, J. B. Fii
'"*? :Prdmoted from a Lieutenancy so
|fe»been relieved from duty with
ordered to dw command of
Pany hi die 76th Pennsylvania Volunteer*.
J. S. MANN,
Sfc. jtro. tem