The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, November 11, 1863, Image 2

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    Ultamia iritoutc.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 1863
W -A- heavy press of job work has again
delayed our and prevented us from
giving it proper attention. Like other
people, we always “make hay while the
sun shines.”
Pennsylvania's Quota.
Why are our authorities so tardy in
announcing the quota of the different
counties of this State, under the call for
300,000 volunteers? We hear of no
movements being made to secure volun-
nor is it: likely that there will be
any until it is known l)ow many are
wanted, and in what manner they are
tq Oe enlisted. ; The time r remainiug in
which; to recruit the required number of
men is too short already, without being
wasted by longer delay, and unless extra
exertions are made another draft is inevi
Under the present regulations for vol
unteering, we hardly expect that Pennsyl
vania’s quota will be filled, if, indeed,
there be what we might call a faint re
sponse. To secure volunteers something
more is required than to give the matter
into the hands of the Provost Marshals,
who sit quietly in their offices all day
long, and seldom or never take the trouble
to say to a man “ will you enlist ?” It is
not because our people are any less patri
otic than they once were, that this system
does not meet the wants,of the Govern
ment, but because the excitement created
by- the outbreak of the rebellion has par
tially died away, and there being constant
employment for those who remain at
home, they do not pay that attention to
the calls of the President, and do not so
fully realize the wants of the army as
they would were their attention called to
it, in person, by a recruiting officer, whose
business it is to:present the subject to all
whom he may meet. Many men would
enlist under a recruiting officer, who will
not call at the Provost Marshal’s office to do
so, for the reason -that he wants more sat
isfaction than a majority ef the latter
officers will be troubled to give.
It has been fully demonstrated that the
quickest way to secure volunteers is to
form new company and regimental or
ganisations. The next best way is to
send recruiting officers from the army.
The former secures more men in a shorter
space of time, but the latter makes effec
tive soldiers much quicker by placing them
in the ranks with old veterans, and, on
the whole, we think the latter the best
and most effective ih the way of recruit
ing the army.
We hope the General and State Gov
ernments will speedily deside some means
of bringing the matter properly before the
people. Sorely they have had sufficient
experience to be able to decide as to the
quickest and surest means of securing the
desired result ’
Peterson’s Ladies’ National Maga
zine, £or December, has been received.
The steel engraving in this number is
mart beautiful. The fashion plates are
faultless and down to the latest date, while
■the various .patterns for dresses, needle
•Work, fa., in this number are worth more
than the subscription price of the Maga
zine. And when we add lo this a choice
selection of reading matter, we think that ■
Eeterson publishes the cheapest and best
Magazine of the age. Price $2.00 per
annum. C. J. Peterson, Philadelphia.
Heavy— The enormous sales of
the five-twenty loan, during; the past two
weeks, fully .establishes the ; credit of the
Government. For the week ending Oct.
diet, the sales reached $36,000,000, and
and last week they amounted to $15,000,-
000, laeing but $135,000,000 yet to be
said. The whole amount to be sold was
$500,000,000. Should die present de
mand continue, the whole amount will be
disposed of before the first of. January,
The Suctions.—The elections in the
btotes of New York, Massachusetts, New
Jtasey, Mainland, Michigan, Illinois and
Ittw&came off last week, resulting in the
complete success ol the Union* ticket for
Btmtm offices, and in a great majority of
cases for Oongressmen and State Leewla
" *rG«a. B. F. Butler has; again been
jiM in active command. By General
860, Gen. Poster is relieved of
:the eighteentli corps and of
'of Vitginia and North
OsroHuaand Gen. Butler takes his place.
Army Correspondence.
Camp nkak Three Mile Station , Va„>
November sth, 1883.' >
Messrs Editors:—ln ybnr paper of 2lsl nit.,
and also the BoUidm/fiburg, Register, InotiCe*! an
article copied from the PUttburgh Commemat.
relative to the late Colonel Samuel W. Black, of
the 68d Penn’a A r oUr As company M, of that
Regiment, is from'Blair county, to do justice to it
and to flie Regiment; the article requires some
: 1 lie article suites that, “ Strange that nunc of
| hib soldiers, whom he watched over like u brother,
: evincing the utmost solicitude for their health anil
comfort, did not jieril everything to obtain his
body.” In justification of the Regiment allow me
to say, that at that tiraethere was no regnlarly
orgonized ambulance Corps in this Array, the
duty of conveying the wounded to the 'Hospitals
iupon stretchers devolving upon the> musicians
of Regiments, who were mostly young boys.—
An effort was made iby them to secure his body
and remove if from the field. They succeeded in
obtaimng and carrying it a half mile or more to
the rear, and in rear of the Hospitals, where, it
was left while they? returned to their duty—re
moving the wounded. About thiif time a report
was put in circulation that the Hon. J. K. Moore
head had been there,■/ and taken charge of the
body of the Colonel and had it conveyed to a place
of safety. The officers and men of the Regiment
never thought they would be obliged to abandon
the field. Later in the day the troops being hard
pressed were compelled to fall back beyond where
the Colonel’s body'bad been left by the musicians.
In that bloody battle where ourforecs were out
numbered, Regiments righting against brigades
and Brigades against Divisions, and the safety per
haps of the whole Army depending on the Corps
engaged, men conld not /possibly. be spared from
the ranks to secure the body of our brave and
deeply lamented Colonel. Had they known if still
remained on the field, many would have sacrificed
all, even life itself, to have obtained u., After
Our arrival-at Harrison's Landing, one week jater,
it was the general impression that his body had
been sccured and sent to his home and mourning
family for interment.
Ihe article is also in error as regards the photo
graph sent to Mrs. Black. lam personally ac
quainted withthe officer who sent it to her and
saw it while yet,in his possession. He suites, as
do other officers who saw*it, that the Commercial
is in error in regard to its being taken by a Rebel
artist, but is a print from a negative taken by
Brady of Washington, and supposed to lie takieu
from .the person of Colonel Black by the Kebel
who endorsed on it a “A Brave Soldier."
As I have now succeeded in my purpose, viz :
the correction of an error, which would leave a
false impression on the readers mind, it is not tje
cesaary for me to say any more. All know’; the
respect and love felt for Colonel Black by die
members of the Regiment, and as an officer, sol
dier and gentleman he was beloved by all who
knew him, and hasfound a soldier’s grave.
The French Hebei Hams Seized.
For some time past it has been suspected that
rams were being built for the Rebels in France.
There were good grounds for this suspicion. These
rams, six in number, were being constructed in
private dockyards at Nantes and Bordeaux, and
their builders announced that thev were intended
for the Emperor of China. From 'the fact of their
being built in private dockyards, it was evident
ihat they .were not for the French Government,
which constructs its own vessels of war in Gov
ernment dockyards. As for the Emperor of
China, one must have been very credulous to
believe that he had ordered these rams in addition
to those built for him by the Messrs. Laird. The
truth lit the matte/ has now come to light. ,i Mr.
Dayton, ever vigilant, had his eye upon these
suspicions vessels, and finding out their true char
acter, he communicated the intelligence to the
Emperor. The Emperor, notwithstanding the
many hard things ,which have been said of him
in reference to his sympathizing with .the Rebels,
immediately ordered the seizure.
. The gratifying intelligence has been commu
nicated officially to our Government. Truly the
Rebels have had had luck with their ram fleet.
■Two rams locked, tip in the Mersey, .-and six un
der the same ban at Nantes and Bordeaux, thisjs
a heavy!) low to the Rebel hopes of destroying opr
blockading squadrons and sweeping our vessels
from the seas. Btit what will Davis say when ho
learns that France, like England, has thus turned
against them ? Poor Slidell! To -think that ail
his wire-pulling has resulted in such a terrible
ftilnre. Is there nb Southern Club in Fans “ to
protest against this act of hostility ?” Will Mason
not return to Paris “on business connected with
the seizure of the Rebel rams ?” Perhaps not, but
the Emperor wtllnot go unpunished : for, when
the Southern precis hear of this second and greater
seizure of their rams, they will tower with wrath
and consign the Emperor to “ the everlasting ex
ecration of (he Southern heart.” which, to sav
the least, is becoming excessively “ fired. ” r
The Army Costs Commanders.—The several
anny corps, with their commanders, now stand us
Ist Army Corps, Maj. Gen. John Newton.
-d “ Brig. Gen. G. S. Warren.
3d “ Maj. Gen. D. E. Sickles.
. “ : Maj. Gen. G. Granger^
Mb il ; ; Maj. Gen. Geo. Sykes.
“. Maj. Gen. Jno. Sedjgwick.
7th Consolidated with others.
Bth . Maj. Gen. K. C. Schenck.
3‘h ; Maj. Gen. Jno-. G. Parke.
10th “ Maj. Gen. Q. A. Gilmore.
Iltb “ Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard. ;
12th “ : Maj, Gen.. H. W. Slocum.
13Ui •• i Mai. Gen. E. O. C. Old.
Ittb “ Brig. Gen. I. X,- Palmer. ■ i
li>th M:ij. Gen. W. T. Sherman.
78th “ Maj. Gen. S. A, Hnrlbnt.
77th “ Maj. Gen. J. B; M'Phnjson.
78th “ ; Maj. Gen. B. P. Butler;
19th “ Maj. Gen. N. P. Batiks.
20th ■ “ >
.21st “ ) Consolid’d with others.
22d “ • M. Gen. S. P. Heintzoltnan.
23d ■ " Maj. Gen. G. L, Hartstufi..
CaValty Corps, Maj.Jlen. Geo, Stoneman.
Three Wars upon her Hands —When the
British Ministers first manifested their sympathy
for the Secessionists, they were at once given to
understand that by so doing they were not only
breaking faith with this country, • bnt openly and
directly holding oqt:cncouragement to sedition at
home, and in all their colonies and dependencies:
Since then, secret societies have been established,
and agitation has begun in Ireland, in Australia,;
in the Canadas, and in England itself; and to-day;
we find that the British Government has upon its
hands not less than three wars—of neither Of which
was” there a sign when the unnecessaty and unjust:
neutrality proclamation was originally issued, viz :
In India, where the natives have rebelled again,
and are led by the sons of Host Mahomtned; in
New Zealand, where the natives have risen against
the colonist, with a determination to exterminate
them; and. in Japan, where the hatred of the prin
ces and people against the English appears to be !
as implacable as in India. Ireland, and New Zea
land,. '
Prom tiie Army of the Potomac. A Womans’s Question Answered.
Washington Nov. B.—lt appears from in
formation received here to-night, that yestetdar ■
morning the Fifth and Sixth Corps, under the’'
command of Major-General Sedgwick, advanced
to Rappahannock Station—thev being the right
wing of the army. The First, Second and Third
Corps forming the left wing, under Major-General '
French, proceeded to Kelly’s Ford. When the
right wing reached the Rappahannock the enemy !
were found to he in considerable force and bold
ing this side of the river. The Rebel batteries,
earthworks and redoubts crowned the (tanks of
each side of the Rap|ialmmiock.
Gen. Sedgwick at once advanced and stormed
them, and this was done with'great gallantry and
impetuosity, causing much slaughter and taking'
a large number of prisoners.
When Gen. Frendh reached Kelly’s Ford, about
six miles below Rappahannock sfation, the ene
my threw an entire Division across in support of \
their picket fine on this' side. Gen. French hastily
look a position so as to bring his artillery to bear ;
upon them, and he proceeded to shell them with 1
marked effect, hot only killing a large number,
but throwing them into utter confusion, scattering
wildly and taking many prisoners. Gen. French
followed np his advantage, and immediately threw
the First Division of the Third Corps, commanded
by Gen. Birney, across tire river,: which ended his
operations for the day.
1 his morning he crossed the river with the re
mainder of Ins command!
General Sedgwick had 'previously crossed, and
at ft o’clock this morning the two'wings of the
army had formed a junction, and held both hanks
ot the river. *
Ihe enemy, after their defeat in these two sepa
rate engagements, were so hotly pursued bv our
victorious forces that they threw themselves into
the river in their efforts to escape, pnd many were
either drowned or killed by our infantry. All the
artillery of the Hebels on this side was captured.
It is reported'that seven gun!,. and. there is no
doubt, their entire camp equipage, fell into our
hands, as they were compelled to leave the latter
in their hasty retreat. Buford’s cavalry crossed at
Sulphur Springs, to cover the right flank, several
miles above Rappahannock Station, and Gregg
and Kilpatrick crossed below Kelly's Ford, to
cover the left flank. No definite information of
their operations had lieen received up to noon to
The enemy, alter crossing the Rappahannock
under cover of the night, moved in the direction
of Culpeper, and the advance of our forces, supposed
to consist of cavalry, was reported to be at Brandy
Station early to-day.
lids morning our whole line again advanced,
and General Meade no doubt passed rapidly for
ward after the retreating foe. •
The entire number of prisoners taken by both
Generals Sedgwick and French is now believed to
be eighteen hundred and twenty-six, as orders
were sent to Colonel Deverenx. at Alexandria, to
provide for that number.
The prisoners are composed principally of North
Carolina and Lottisiaua troops.
1 his afternoon, at three o'clock, the train com
menced bringing them to Alexandria. The num
ber taken by Gen. Sedgwick, was from 1200 to
1300. The remainder were captured by Gen.
French’s Corps. A gentleman who was present
with the briny, says it was a novel sight to see all
of Sedgwick s prisoners in a crowd. Thev com
prised the largest lot ever captured by our forces
on tite Virginia side, and were guarded (n cavalry
to prevent their straggling or escape.
Gen. French's prisoners were also gathered in
one body and similarly guarded.
Our toial lees is reported to be four hundred in
killed and wounded, but no prisoners. Our
wounded were carried to Warrenton Junction and
tenderly eared for, and thence sent to Alexandria
this afternoon.
Dead Woman Found in a dons Field. The
West Chester Record says that on Tuesday after
noon last, as Mr. John Noble was passing through
his corn field, in West Goshen, about two miles
feom West Chester, towards some men that were
husking corn in the field, he observed the foot of
a human being sticking out from under one of the
corn shocks. Thinking some one had secreted
themselves there, he {tartialiy, raised the shock,
when, to his great astonishment, he discovered the
body of a female—dead. He hastened to the men,
told them wliat he had seen, and directed the
men not to disturb it, heliastened to West Chester
for a coroner. In his absence quite a number of
neighbors collected, and as it was growing late,
they concluded to examine the body. They re
moved the shock, and found the woman in a sit
ting/posture, one leg extended its full length, the
other drawn up under her—her body was bowed
forward with her head hanging, and her chin rest
ing on Iter breast. Her clothing was but little,
having neither dress nor bonnet, and but very lit
tle under clothing. She appeared to he about
forty years of age. She was a stranger iff the
neighborhood, but had been seen around there
some ten days ago. She called at a house in West
Chester about that time, and asked for something
to eat. She was afterwards seen by a gentlciqpn
sitting along the road, on the outskirts of the
borough, and from her appearance lie thought she •
was insane. It is supposed she bad been in the
corn shock four days, as no Coot-prints were ol>-
sened around the shock, the rain on Saturday
having washed all marks away. Becoming nearly
exhausted by exposure and travel, it is thought she
fixed herself in the shock, to rest And be protected
from the weather, and becoming still more
feeble, site was unable to get away or call for as
Bread Famine in Richmond.—The following
remarks are from tlie Richmond Whig:
“ We regret to state that the efforts of. the com
mittee appointed by the City Council to obtain
supplies ot food for this community have thus far
not been attended with success. Mr- Qarrctt, the
agent appointed by the committee, has jnst re
turned from a visit to Louisa and adjacent coun
ties. He reports that the formers in foal section
of the States have nothing for sale.. He will next
visit the Valley—the Goshen of Virginia—and it
is to lie hoped that he will meet with more success
in that productive reigon. Farmers who have
any surplus ediblas for sale should hot wait to be
called upon, if they are at ull disposed to avert
the fearful condition of things which we tell them
in all candor threatens to overtake us ere long.
What will our enemies think when they' read such
a paragraph as this—penned from a sense of duty
to this communitv and to the cause f It is useless
to mince words; it were folly to remain silent,
when we see every day evidence of an approach
ing bread famine in this city, whilst within the
limits,of the Slate,, it is believed there is food
enough for all the people for twelve months. The
population of Richmond cannot live upon air. !
and whilst the majority would be willing, we, are I
sure, to subsist on half rations of bread, there is, i
at present, no prospect of obtaining this ranch 1
during th e winter."
A New Kkbei, Badge.—lt is- “Sccesh” to
wear tfo artificial aggrandisements of the female
figure. A correspondent who has been at Mem
phis lately, says that though hoops are plentiful
there, the ladies have agreed among themselves
not to wear them. It is their secret sign—their
badge—their rebel flag. No longer allowed to
flaunt past our gallant fellows with their badges
and -flags pinned to their dresses and bonnets,
they have hit upon this plan. They will wear no
more hoops. That is their rebel : mark row, and
one, the other day, when asked if that was the rea
son, tossed up ner head and said : “ Yes itis; and
you Yankees can't make us wear hoops, neither.”
Recruiting in Indiana.—Weileam that the
war spirit is again awakened jn Indiana, and that
the new regiments Governor Motion has been
permitted to raise are likely to be speedily filled
by an excellent class of volunteers. In all quar
ters of the State there is an excitement and feel
ingl on! the subject, bringing forcibly to mind
the spirited scenes of the early days of the war.—
These signs ot a military revival:are most wel
come. ;
f>ome one—a woman of coarse—inquires why,
, w-hen Eve wasjnanutacinred from a spue rib, a
servant wasn't made at the Same time to wait upon
her. Somebody else—a woman we imagine—re
piies in the following strain: Because Adam
, never came whining to Eve with a ragged stock
ing to be darned, collar string to be sewed on or a
glove to mended “ right away, quick, nor!" Be
cause he never read the paper until the sun got
down behind the palm trees, and then stretching
himself, yawned out. "Ain’t supper most teadv,
my dear." Not he. He made the fire and hung
the kettle over it himself, well venture; and
pulled the radishes, peeled the potatoes, and did
everything else he ought to do. He milked the
cows, fed the chickens, and looked after the pigs
himself. He never brought half a dozen friends
to dinner, when Eve hadn't any fresh pomegran
ates and the mango season was over. He never
stayed out till eleven o’clock to a ward meeting,
hurrahing tor an out-and-out candidate, and then
scolding because poor Eve was sitting up crying
inside the gate*. He nevet played billiards, rolled
ten pins, and drove fast horses, nor cheated Eve
with cigar smoke. He never loafed aronnd comer
groceries while Eve was rocking little Cain’s cra
dle at home. In short, he didn’t think she was
especially created for the purpose of waiting "on
him, and wasn’t under the impression that it dis
graced a man to lighten a wife’s care a little.
Thai’s the reason Eve didn’t need a hired girl;
and with it was the reason that her fair deseu
dant’s did. “
Condition of the Rebel Ahmy.— We find the
following paragraphs in the Chattanooga corres
pondence of the New York World:—“ I have the
best reasons for believing that the condition of
Bragg’s army, both in numbers and morals, is far
inferior to our own. Quarrels among the generaw
have been followed by strife among the soldiers.
Even Jeff. Davis’ eloquence lias not been able to
cajole them into the belief that all was going on
well. Numbers of them arc deserting, and num
ber,- more are ready. Their food ’is bad and
scanty. Their cavalry is fully as bad in condition
as our own. Longstreet’s men seem to have expe
rienced a bitter shock in getting such a terrible
thrashing at the hands of Thomas’ corps’ apd are
desirous of going back to Virginia.
" But the great, the irremedial weakness of the
enemy is now his transportation. In wagons and
mules he never was quite equal to this army.
His stock Is wearing out, and fresh cannot be sup
plied. Cavalry horses cannot be had. Kentucky
and Texas are dosed against them. Railroad
stock alone is-left them, and this has been used so
prodigally that the large surplus which they stole
will soon be expended. Horses and mules they
cannot get in their own territory, and locomotives
and cars they cannot manufacture or import in
quantities to repair the waste. They have com
enough and pork enough, but beside the unfriendiv
and distrustful ways of the producers, there is
great difficulty in getting it hauled from point to
Drunkenness in Diamonds.— The Washing
ton correspondent of the New York Independent,
writing under the date of October 24, says:—
" There was a sight to be seen in broad daylight
a few days ago, in front of the Presidential 'man
sion, which gave those who witnessed it a shock
ing idea of the onward' strides which the vice of
intemperance has made in “ good society" during
the last few years. A woman clad in the richest
and most fashionable garments, with the diamonds
flashing from her slender fingres in the slant west
ern sunshine, sat upon the stone balustrade, una
ble to proceed on her homeward walk without
betraying herself. At last she rose and started
on, swaying to and fro, and yet soon rested again,
utterly unable to proceed. The carriage of a for
eign minister passed by—the poor woman was
noticed—and it turned, stopped, took in the lady,
and carried her to her luxurious'home ; for the
lady is wealthy and occupies a high social position:
but she was drunk in the streets of Washington.
Tight at Pine Bluff.—St. Louis Nov. 7.
Gen. Walbridge, of New York, has just arrived
here from au extended trip in southwestern Mis
souri. He reports that part of the State free from
organized bodies of rebel troops, but bushwhackers
continue to commit depredations.
The Democrat's Little Kock consepondent gives
the particulars of the recent fight at Pine Blutt,
Aarkansas. The attack was made on the 25th
nl:., by 4,000 rebel carphy under Marmaduke
and Cobbett. The garrison consisted of about
700 infantry, under Col. Clayton, and were forti
fied in the court house square, by barricading the
streets leading thereto with cotton bales. The
rebels approached from three directions, but after
repeated charges', during which Clayton’s artillery'
played havoc in them ranks, they were repulsed
and driven from the town, leaving three hundred
killed and wounded in our hands. Onr loss was
eleven killed and thirty-three wounded.
Living at Atlanta.— The Atlanta (Ga.) Con
federacy, in a recent article on the wants of the
people and the means of supplying them, gives
this picture of the condition of affairs in that city :
“ What shall we eat, and wherewhith shall-we be
clothed. Cold winter, scarcity of provisions, cloth
ing and fuel, and unprecedented high prices, are
all upon the people of the city at once. Who are
the inhabitants of the city ? The civilized (world is
represented among them. All classes are here—
Dives and Lazarus are next-door neighbors.—
Affluence and misery are nnder the same roof,
and wretchedness and poverty dwell bn every
street —in eveiy cabin—in old box cars, and un
der every available shelter. Many thousands of
them are living in a vety uncomfortable style al
ready, and the population is increasing, while fac
ilties for living in the city are radidly decreasing.”
The Removal op General Rosecrans.—A
correspondent of the New York Post says that
“ the President disclaims any connections with the
statements made against General Eosecran’s char
acter as a man ora soldier;” that “he was satis
fied with bis conduct at Cbickamangathat
“ General Rosecrans was removed, as he himself
has said, “ because of a military necessity;” that
“ General Grant was the only man who. could
command the consolidated armies, and for a year
the jiersonal relations of General Rosecrans and
General Grant have not been pleasant;” that
“ Rosecrans could not well serve under General
Grunt,” “ did not like to do so; that “the Gov
ernment knew it, and therefore relieved General
Rosecrans temporarily from command.”
A Vallandigham Official Paying a Bet.
The Columbus Exjiretasays:
“We understand that Wray Thomas, Mayor
of this city, and Peter Amboa, Esq., made the
following bet: If Brough elected Gor
ernor, Mayor Thomas was to turn a grind stone in
the public square for two consecutive days, on
which the Union men were to grind their knives.
If Vallandigham shbttld be elected, Mr. Ambos
was to turn the stone for Vallandigham men to
grind. Vallandigham is beaten, and we are told
the Mayor has already commenced training and
sweating off his surplus fat to get, ready. The
grinding wijl commence on Monday morning next
at 9A. M. The Mayor is determined to make
his word good if it kills him.”
I ast Teatling.—A special train was run •
through from Cleveland to Indianapolis, over the I
Bellefonlain line, on Sunday morning, with Sec- !
retary of War, Stanton, and Colonel Stager, of the
telegraph line, making such good time os to merit
notice. ' The running time, says the Leader, of
the tram from Cleveland to Gallon, seventv-nine i
miles, was two hours and thirty-one minutes*
from Gallon to Indianapolis, two hundred and'
two miles, five hours and twenty-four minutes --i
stoppages for breakfast, change of cars, and wood ;
and water, pntfhour and ten minutes-—making the i
time from Cleveland to Indianapolis nine hours
and five minutes.
Gambling ip. Old Virginia has receivid a
heavy blow. There were thirty odd faro hanks in
Richmond, which swallowed up gnmense sums of
Government plunder even-night, and the Eaquirer
charges them with keeping up tefan enormous height
the prices of all articles of consumption by sending
over $l,OOO each, per day,; to the market. Getting
money so easy, they spend it with «• most lavish
hand. The Legislature has ordered tb Irty-niuc
lashes, to be well laid on at the public whipping
post. tor gambling, and the result is that they have
lett Richmond, and will probably he compelled to
leave the State, or live in a more honest wav.
US* One of the most tucvirt;/ incidents of filial
affection we have noticed Bktely is that of the man
who writes to his brother from Illinois, who savs;
" 1 have got one of the handsomest farms in "the
State, and have it nearly paid for. Crops are good
and prices never were "better. We have liad'a
most glorious revival of religion in our Church,
and both of our children (tha Lord be praised!)
are converted. Father got to be rather an incum
brance, and last week I sent him ito the poor
house.” How very affectionate! Thtit father must
Jove that hoy veiv much.
James L. Reynolds, of- Lancaster county,
Pennsylvania, a brother of Major General Reynolds,
w'ho was killed at Gettysburg, has lately been ap
pointed to the position of Quartermaster General
of the Penneylvauia Militia, vice R. C. Hale,'de
ceased. He has entered iijkui the discharge of his
Two Chocs. —lsaac G. Uoqpes, of East Gosiien,
Chester county, has a apple tree which has pro
duced two crojis the j«ast season. It is the Gate
apple. The first crop is of a golden , hue, and
what is singular, the second crop is red and ap
parently a different varietv. *
MT Daring the month of Augnst the value of
the Government horses brought from - Canada and
entered at Detroit, was $135,000. During the
quarter ending October Ist, the whole number at
New York was 3,181, worth in round numbers
saT* Thfe number of firearms maifufactured at
Colt s armory in Hartford; daring October, aver
aged one eveiy minute through tep hours of each
day in the week, Sundays excepted.
Bishop Ames, of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, has sold his beautiful suburban residence
at Imliuna[K>lis, and will remove from that city to
fi®* The locust ties of an old wharf in Balti
more, built in 1774, have just been dug up. The
timber is hard and firm as when first laid down.
O' Gen. Louis Blenker, formerly commander
of the German Division of the Potomac Army, is
dead. ,He died of consumption.
Wild Geese. —The migratory habits
of these fowls have elicited the following
rhapsody from a goose quill driver who
scratches for the Newburyport Herald :
“ The wild geese have commenced their
Southward flight. Following the warm
weather, they have been up. to the Arctic
sea that Dr. Kane discovered, hatched
their young in'the sunny coves where the
verdure of summer is almost shaded by the
everlasting icebergs, roosted for a night on
the north pole; and - they now follow the
warm weather back to the tropics, to feed
on the produce of eternal summer, bathe
in the tepid waters beneath the ever blaz
ing skies, and go to roost on the equator.”
Hail! ye small sweet courtesies of
of life, how smooth do you make the road
of :t! Like grace and beauty, which
begat inclinations y love at first sight,
’tis ye who open the door and let the
stranger in.
SPECIAL NOTlCE.—Having disposed pf the
greater part of our stock of goods, we are anxious
to close up our business and hope all persons hav
ing accounts on onr books will call and settle the
same without delay. We have still on hand a
good assortment of boots, shoes, notions; also, a
few carpets, dry goods Sec., which we will sell
much below'the present regular prices.*
Altoona, Oct, 31st 186S-3t.
Dte Colors. —Howe & Stevens' Dye Colors,
twenty-four different shades.
Howe & Stevens’ Dye Colors, twetity-four dif
ferent shades.
Howe & Stevens' Dye Colors, twenty -four dif
ferent shades, for sale at *
4^Nichols’ Elixer of Iron and Peruvian Bark.
43- Nichols* Elixer of Iron and Peruvian Bark.
43* Nichols’ Elixer of Iron and Peruvian Bark.
For sale at Roosh’B Dane Store.
tS" Baker’s Cod Liver Oil, pure and fresh.
fcfr* Baker’s Cod Liver Qil, pure and fresh.
43* Baker s Cod Liver Oil, pure and fresh,
, For sale at Rousn's Drug Store.
T OTfe FOR SALE.—The undersigned
JLJt having a number of Lot* in LOGANTOWN. offers a
part of them tor sale, as follows, to wit:—Lots Nos. 2, 3
*1 d i in Block C = So: 3in Block
* nd 16 m Block F. Also, the following half
« 7 8 7 - “«* B- Nos. 8,
9,7 and 8, Block C; Nos. 1, 2,3,4,8, «, 7 ami 8. Block E •
Nos. 4,6, 6,7, 8,13 and 14, Block F; Nos. 1, a, 7,'?2, 13’,
14,16 and 16, Block G; Nos. 2,3,10,11,12 and 13, Block
® L 1* 2» 3,4, 6, (}, 7 and 8. Block I; Nos. l « 3 i *
aDd 16 » Block J>Noe. 9,10’
and 13, BI«k L ’ K; Nos. 1. 2,3, df®, 7. S. 12
*" *" !? “GANTOHN. adjoining Altoo
ja, and are very desirable fur persons wishing to purchase
,0r Building, und will bo
tern ”’ As Altoona I, Improring .nd
5S«i Tn .lTb^omeT„,rSl inCr, ' a?,n(; ln
; Oct. 14, T 63-lm. MARGARET B. .MOWRY.
PUBLIC NOTlCE.—Whereas ruy wife
SINGER has sold some of my personal pro
petty, without my authority 3ir consent, l hereby warn
alt persons not to purchase any of my Cows, or other ner*
from m, *ld wife, as she hS Z aothoHty
? “ st ° wll the same, and those who onrchase from
%to^oSr , |l°Uß,- ABSALOM SINGER.
OPENED, under the care of Pitnr miitvii
.tnAoI'MoTD^Y/SOTOB^H^ 0 <“ in A »‘
i tTx^ a If to $« per term of 12 weeks.;
Drawing, Orwian Painting and Embroidery extra. *
i October 21.1863. .
Hardware of all descrip.
tions just received and for sale by
!‘ ic ‘ 15 ~ tf ! .■! ■ J.B. lULKMaa
IX. sen and Shoulder Brace* for sale at
~ tr ; : G. W. KBSSLKR’B.
New stock of boots & shoes
for Man and Boys, tadie* and Misti*, Just rac'd at
t 1 tAUOSHAN-’
KJ ver. tor sale al 11-tf.: KKSBLEI.’S.
Rocsh’s Ordq Store. »■
A pure and powerful Tonic, corrective and alt™
wonderful efficacy hi disease of the ' "
Cures Dy.pepsin Liver Complaint, Headache ~ "
Debility, Ncrvousnese, Depreaaion of g piri , a ’ c " r ' 1
; attoo. Colic, Intermittent Severe, Creom, ' '
Spume, and all Complaints of either g,,
•elslhg from Bodily .Weakness, whether"
inherent in the eyetem or produced
• *P®cia! catiscs.
N oranra that Ii«j(*hol«o B ,^g,n W , lllt
mto Data reenters Into the composition .if HOSTFTTtu
STOMACH BITTERS. This popular preparatil '
no mineral of nqy kind; noUemU, botauicl
fiery,excitant; but it U a combination of the ~,t r' ,
rare baUamlc herb, and plants arlth ,h„ ,7? V.'
e«t of all diffusive stimulants, '“"■ l
It is well to| be forearmed against disease „ ,
the human sjmrna can be protects by human ,7 "
agamst maladie. engendered by an
■phere, impure waterand other external cause. Host 1 7
TBR-8 STOMACH BITTBRB may be rath* « “T"’
In districts infected with Hmr and Joint, it h .„ ~
found infallible as a preventive and irresistible „ » 2,1"
dy, and thousands who resort to it under apprehension
an attack, escape tlie scourge; aud thousands wl,
° f iu Protective qualities in a.lvn ' ’
i are cured by a very brief course of this mnJveL,
, cine. Fever and Ague patients, after being
i qumiue for months in vain; until falrlv sat.,? ,
f lm f t h‘‘«uM 0U8a r lkal ? 1 ' 1 ’ aru uulAmntW™m r *i‘V
BITTERS. 1 " af< ” ' ay ’ by ,h ” of HOSTETTKtf.
Tlie weak stomach is rapidly invigorated and the ...
tite reatoredJiyj this agreeable Tonic, and hence it
wondeM in cases of DrspirsiA and in less confirmed t o ,7'
of 1 MBidssTio.v. Acting as n gentle and paink"TntrT '
I as »vil aa upon the liver, it also relief '
| C»»B*w*nos superinduce.! by irregular action,!,!,
I gostive and decretive organs. n
1 feeble habit, liable tojVerfcu* Attacki /,,,.
of Spirits aud Fit, of Languor.
ueut relief from tlie Bitters. -The testimony on 2 .
I* most Conclusive, and from both Boxes .
The agony of Bouops Couc is immediately assuaged 1,.
a “‘"f li " 3 ". of Ule stimulant, and,by occasionally
ing to if. the:return of the complaint may he pi-WcuM
Aaa ( ?“? e . ral To “ ic - HOSTETTKR’S BITTERS pr.,1,.,...
effects which ninst be experienced or witne»se,| P i,,.,.,,.
Ihcycun he fully appreciated. In case, of c.„„t,t.„,
ntakntii, Premature Droiy and Debility and beer. ~,
tude arising from Old Aoe, it exercises tlie electric i,m„
ence. In the convaleicent stages of all disease, it
ates as si delightful Inngorant. When the power. „i„,
relaxed, it operates to re-enforce iud n-c,,!!,!.
Last, but not least, it is Tht only Soft Stimulant be,,,.
' U s , ;“ n ( aC^ rt l from .“ onn ? J all( l Innocuous materials, and
in tlie l ! Cid slsmeuts present more or 1...
in all the ordinary tonics and stomachics of the dav
I,„t™t I , y . ® edl , cine h « b «n SO universally, amt it nm
ya r, ( . d ’ tUsem f l !> popubir with the intelliaem
portion of the community, as HOSTETTER’S BITTFIK
“ s, r h!'t' ed n^ HoS T ETTßß 4 SMITH, Pittsburgh. 1*„
Sold by all Druggists, Grocers ami Storekeeper
when*. v
Genuine Preparations,
and Speed Remedy for diseased ..f the Bladder. Kidm-,.
Gravel and Dropsical Swellings.
This Medicine increases the potter of Digestion, nn.l
cites the Absorbents into healthy action, by which thr
‘Watery or Caicereons depositions, and all Unnatural Kn
largementa are reduced, as well as Pain and laflamaiat
..*° r ZtS^r iBil ;K from E * ce “« • Habits of Bissi,*
lowiag f ”ni^ulln* ,Cr< ' 0n Kttonded witli th-‘
10 ®* erti< * ll - ' Loss of Power.
wSk N^l ory ' Difficnlly of Brest!,in,;.
£s?5L- wESSS :
»2Sa. of t h e Mnscular h * **
. ■
Pallid Countenance.
.Wjptonia, if allowed to go on.' which this mnii
cine invariably removes, soon follows
Inpouney, Ibtuity, Epileptic Fils;
fn one of which the Patient may expire.
th»" “K{i h^" are no ‘ freqoently foll,, *‘“ l
Many are aware of the cause of their suffering.
And Melancholy Deaths by Consumption bear ample wii
new to the Truth of the assertion.
™ . Gtoptutim met affected Kith Organic Wcakn'o
System * Medicine to Strengthen and Invigorate
vhieh nttjtuoLD’a EXTRACT BDCUC invariably
\ A Tr **> will convince the most skeptical.
/n many Affection* peculiar to Female* the Extract
JtfIJCHC is by »ny, other remedy, as in CMorrai'
a. Ketentioo, Irregourlty, Pain fulness, or Suppression nl
H®*JBracuatfonß, Ulcerated state «>r
tne Uterus Ltwhorrhcea or Whites, SterUitv.aml f..r all
complaint* Incident to the sex, whether arising 1 n
dtscrel lon, Habit* of Dissipation, or in the
IHfee no m ore Mercury f or unpleasant
for unpteaiant and dangerous disease*.
Id all their Stages,
Little or no change in Diet,
T And no Exposure.
it canaea a freqnent decise and gives strength Iri
*»cr®by Removing Obstructions, Preventii - an<i
Curing of the urethra, allaying Pain and I»tlam
-80 frequent in the das* of diseases, and exp> Hint
oUJrntonout, IHseased and womout Matter.
rois or Quacks, and who have paid heavy fee* tn be rure»l
f? have found they were deceived, and t!»« r
JJ*® POISON*' has, by the use of u powerfHasthiso: s*»•*’
been dried up in the system, to break out "tejan
vated foim, and perhaps after Marriage.
Use Uiu(BoU)'s Extract BnoBD for all affections »n.l
dUwMaof this URINARY ORGANS, wheth.r cxWine in
MALE or FEMALE, from whatever cante originating **>■!
do matter of BOW LONG STANDING,
,Organs requires the aid of » DIURET
DIURETIC* anai« certain to hare the desired effect in ml
ow«w«./bi* which it it Recommended.
Evideoce of the moat reliable and responsible rb*ra> r<r
will accompany the medicine.
Delivered to any Address. securely packed from ot.servs-
Detcribe Symptom in all Communications
Cubes Guaranteed ! 1 Advice Gratis ;:
Address letter* for information to.
H. B. HELMBOLD, Chemist.
1W South Tenth-at., bel. Chestnut. Phils-
HKLMW)hD;B Medical Depot.
MKLHROUD 8 Drug and Chemical Warehouse.
who endeavor to dispose “ of their ontt
m V* reputation attained h
Helmoold> Genuine Preparations.
* 4 “ Extract Buchw.
■ •** Sarsaparilla,
Improved Rose Wash.
Gnt out the Advertisement and aend tor It. \
At little Kxpf'Up*
No inconvenience
mtoflna inbjia
j .
fiktoi « s£• “Cswtrj flue."
Haring, wfthin the put two yean, made consideral
addition to our Mtabliehment in the way of new he
type. Screw Press, Paper Cutter, Card Cutter, Ruling 1
bine, Card Power Press, and large Newspaper Poa
press, (a out of Which we give above) weave now pre pat
to execute anything in the line of printing or ruling
aafyleetfnal tp any establishment in the gtate, and
I .rices equally low. We can execute, on short notice,-
styles of
Wudding, laviution, Visiting, Bull * Business Curf
Circulars, Proftrammes,
Pamphlets, Fay and Check 801 l
All we adk is a trial, filing confident that we can gi
if we have the opportunity.
Office W Lowthpr’i building, comer of Virginia and A
ul* »trw*ts, opposite Superintendent's Office.
Presentation.—rA short time since, Mr. Job
Nichols, Foreman of the Penn'a R. R. Machic
Shop, in this'place, resigned his situation to at
cept of the position of Master of Machinery o
the Hartford and New Haven R. R. Previous I
his departure, the employees of the Altoona She
presented him with a beautiful gold watch. Th
watch was presented by -Andrew Vauclain Esq
accompanied by the following remarks;
Mr., Nichols-It -is with pleasure that we, th
Employees of the Penu’a R. R. Co., of Allooa
Shoß meet you this evening, to tender you ou
good fill and present you with a token of our re
mcmbrance, in, the shape of a gold watch, Wbicl
I now hand you, and which I have no doubt ym
will receive as it is given, with heartfelt pleasure
In retiring from our society you will have it
your possession that which will remind von of the
pleasant years you have spent with the employees o
the Penn's. R. R. Co., at Altoona, and the pleasing
remembrance that the token is given with a fret
good fill, unasked and unexpected by you, ant
without, as has often been the case, the* expecta
lion of same favor or return hereafter.
I am happy to be the one of our number to ad
dress you on this occasion, inasmuch as I hart
known you from infancy, when you were at home
enjoying your boyish days of play and thought
lessness, and- after years of apprenticeship and ap
plication. By the example and good counsel ol
your father and mother, yon have been reared to
your present position, which is an honor to yourself
and them. You can also look back upon the post
aud proudly say it was not wealth or its influence,
tliat prospered me in life, but my own determina
tion td succeed, notwithstanding the opposition
i hat man in his selfishness placed in my way.
You have made yourself master of your trade, aiid
have with it the good will of all your fellow-work
men and acquaintances. It is not to flatter von
that I mention these things. That von truly
merit them all here will freely acknowledge. They
are not the mere outpourings of an occasion like
tlie present.
You have been with all of us for a number of
years and with some of us most of your life, ami I
can trrily say that we nil regret your departure
from Altoona. Your employment' among us has
been a pleasure and satisfaction to ns and no
doubt to your employers, in all your different po
sitions as journeyman, foreman, and at times
draughtsman, and planer of extra repairs of ma
chinery, &.c. - - .
You have also the satisfaction to know that you
have, in the progress of your mechanical life, in
'irncted a number of apprentices in the art and
mystery of the trade and made them what they
now are, good machinists and mechanical draughts
men, who have obtained good situations in this
and other machine shops, and in the steam naw
of the United States, all of whom will ever re
member you with gratitude.
And now, os yourself and fiunily are about
removing from onr midst, to occupy another sphere
of usefulness, we tender you our good will and
hope yon may succeed in' your present and all
future undertakings, that they may prove pleas
ant and profitable, and that you may enjoy health
and like long.
Mr, Nichols Replied.
Ukmtlemkn : — lt is with pleasure almost im
possible for me to describe that I arise before you
this evening. This hour gentlemen, is one of the
proudest of my life. In consequence of my leav
ing you, you have deemed it proper to show the
kind feelings you entertain toward me by the
presentation of ■ this watch. In accepting thfe
present I return you my heartfelt thanks,-assnring
you that I shall wear it, believing tbit with it I
cany yonr best wishes for my welfare.
It is unnecessary for me to refer to my inter
course with you. Many of you, as your spokes
man has remarked, have been acquainted with me
from my boyhood n P- lam thankful for the kind
allusion to my patents.
I feel, gentlemen, that 1 am under deep obli
gations to you for the manner in which yon have during my labors among von for
the last ten years, 1 in the Penn'a K. R ’seivide.
I luring that time j I believe that my conduct has
given general satisfaction to my craployets, and
rhat it Satisfied yon the present occasion fultv testi
fies. I hope that my future conduct may be such
as that-yon will always entertain for me the same
feeling that you this evening 'evince.
Some four or five weeks since, I attended a
meeting similar to the present, when the • former
Master Mechanic' was presented with a set of
drawing instrumepts.. Among other toasts of
the occasion was One expressing the .hope that the
new M- M. would prove fc be as good a man as
the old one. lam not going to flatter myself by
proposing a similar toast, but I will say that 1
hope the man appointed to fill the vacancy caused
by my resignation will get along- as well as 1 did,
and think as much of you as I do. i
Git® Him a Trade. —lf education is the great [
buckler and shield of liberty, well developed in-!
dnatiy is equally the buckler and shield of indivi- i
dual independence. As an unfailing resourcei
through life give your ,son, equal with an education,
a good honest trade. Better any trade than none,
though there is ample room for the adaptation of
every inclination in this- respect. " Learned proles- j
s ion and speculative employments mtjy fail a man;
hat an honest handicraft trade seldom or never—
>f its possessor chooses, to exercise it. Let him
feel, too, that honest labor crafts are honorable
and noble. The men of trades—the real creators
of whatever is most essential to the necessities tmd
welfare of mankind, above all others, in whatever
repute they have been held by their most fastidious
fellows must work at the oar of human progress or
att is lost. But few brown handed trade workers
think, of this or appreciate the'real power and posi
tion they compass. Give your son a tradd, no
tnattor what fortune he may have or seem likely
to inherit. Give him a trade; he can always bat
tle with temporal want with this, and cap always
he independent.
WW, A B. Satterfield, Esq., has retired fi
■the editorial tripod of the Whiy.x >