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ISIGNED DESIRES TO
uetomert and the public generally
r gone Into the Pry, Ooo4(malnas*
i largo and entirely new stock of
ctng.ill the latent, prettieetand mui
v bei found every quality of goods,
would be too tedious to enumerate.- •
*f pure, fresh and; cheap
er” to any of my competitors. In
sure that I can render natWfoction.
y produce -taken \ln exchange for
r of Annie and Helen streets, Kant
. dram. Auoosa, Pa.,
fSTANTLY ON HAND
, OAKES, CANDIES
>» of his ovm manufacture, which he
tflesale or retail, at the meet reason*,
9tEla N FRUITS, each in
bmons. pine- apples.
RAISINS, NUTS, &CV, &C„
lr respective icmsons.
cKED TO ORDER,
is, on short notice and In the neat-
C art. ;
:e m 7 stock aod you will find
a be purchased elsewhere.
id Sheet Iron Ware
[•the citiicns of Altoona
Niw, PMmr, Qgiee aifafMHfi
cyloaand sizes, to suit the T '
p will self at low prices, an reason*
a Urgft stock of Tin and Sheet
fill articles for culinary pm-pos#*—
rife. . . H ;
the r : gbt of sale in Blairrcmiiiy
at* only to be seen to be apprecia.
■>7 every farmer, bntcher or tboee
io» paid to putting up SPOUTING
y~ Spouting palntHtand put np
jKtn«. faprU «, IMMy
so. T, MAIN STREET
>KB, BLANK BOOKS,
ONSIN GREAT VARIETY
..SILT ON BAND.
yd & co.;
‘ altooA’a. pa., :
N, JACK & CO.,
oAnatou. Jack ft Co.”)
|N THE PRINCIPAL
and Gold for sale. Collections
Kl on deposf te, payable on demand,
in time, with interest at Ikir rate*
k i aj*cti l ally ahdoudc« " ;
ft* sod the public
ta he keep* constantly
|M?ao(Utetofl,D£Uas ■■ .
OILS, VAItNJSH- '■
aod a dcvire to render anr
r wto and quality, ‘he hop** t
; ofpablk: patronage,
ate applied on teaeooable term*
aaco promptly attended to.
>« camdny compounded. [I-tf.
lUEN-DS WOULD DO I
aa die 'and chute uitort*
i GOODS now dbtplared upon the <A
UPHPHT k yicPXK%
.or of Virginia and Cuollo* sta. :
[• McCOEMICK'S Store
irmunt of Re*tty-M«de clothing
EOXOGNES. - POM
un.Toftet Soaps tei for (ale by
•- c.y. iv-msu.
‘—A LABGE Asp
*t of Onaiin htn Mat Man fa
r- J B. HtLgMAR,
dmirnttobufumiD lieMteor, #*-
K themselves indebted tohnntu
e MUlementoß or before tbe lStb
rwu baring cUinu ■cabnt'Ufo
'' *' ~ \ P "" ■’ *■* ~;^* t ;■*"• 1 "'
McCRUM & DERN,
vbi. 9 .
save the per cent age
BY BUYING YOUR
CLOTHING FROM FIRST HARDS.
ETTINGER & TUCK, Manufacturers
of and Wholesale and Retail dealers in Ready-made
Clothing, would respectfully invite the attention of the
public t» the following focta in inference to their stock.
Ist. We maonfacturc our owir goods. f
up in oar own Store, in Phihuielphi., nuder oar
supervision, and wo know, they are well made apd can be
warr»ate<l ' '
EQUAL to the best,
»ud superior to tlie largest quantity of Ready-made cloth
‘tig in the market. . , ,
indi : IVe boy our Cloths directly from the Importers and
Manufacturer)*, consequently we save the per centage put
on by middle men.
llrd -We sell our Clothing at a reasonable percentage
uvei tho cost of our Cloths, thereby saving the purchasers
of Clothing the percentage which must be added by those
who bin from second hands to sell again. We retail our
Clothing at the same , price which other merchants pay
fur theirs at wholesale, consequently those who,buy from
ut get their g exls at the same price which other Clothiers
pay furwheir* in the city, thereby saving said Clothiers’
per ceiitrtge. .
We have branch Stores in
ALTOONA AND JOHNSTOWN,
where !goods may'll had at the same figures at Which we
•ell them here in the-city. ’
If auy person has been told, or IntsgiuM, that Tucks
Store, in Altoona, is * played out.” let such person drop
luto his establishment, on Main Street, and examine his
goods aud prices. ) ■ . .
Wholesale House, No£t«2 Market Street, Philadelphia.
Dec;:2. 1863.—tf ■
fllfXK undersigned would respectfully in
-1 Jbrm the citizens of Altoona and surrounding coun
try, that he has just returned from the East, where he has
been selecting hU stock of
FALL AND WINTER GOODS,
which.'for style, quality and price, cannot be surpassed in
ilii« u«*ok of * Hie stock is much larger than
ht-rotofoce, and as It is quite an object, in these exciting
war for every one to parches* where they can get
The Best Good* and at the Lowest Prices,
h* would say that he can and will sell a>| low. if in*t a
little lower than auy other house iu this places lie wishes
all call ami see his stock before' purchasing elsewhere,
us lie feels confident-h* can offer inducements which will
defy competition. His stock consists of
LADIES’ DRESS GOODS'of even* description,
>li;\ AND HOTS' WINTER WEAK.
: LADIES AND MISSES’ DUESS SHOES,
MEN AND BOYS’ BOOTS AND SHOES.
MEN’S UaLF HOSE
! WOMEN’S AND MISSES’ WOOL HOSE,
HATS, AND CAPS,
BLEACHED AND UNBLEACHED MUSLIN.
(UNOHAMS AND HEAVY DRILLINGS.
Hu will sell Ludio S'*wed, Heeled Bootee* at $1,5U(ai1.7&
Kip Pritg*d l.o7(Si!.di)
BALMORAL SKIRTS, very low.
Whrte and Brown Sugar, Rio Cofieee, Syrujw,.Tt-as. Ac. 1
'and • v>*rything that is usually kept iu a Dry Goods Store
«n!d mi cheap as the cheapest. J. A. SPRANKLE.
Alt.iona, Oct. 7, 1863.
CITY DKUG STORE.
DR. E. H. REJGAUT would respect
fully announce to the citizens of Altoona and *ur
romidhig country,«that he has recently purchased the
Drug J?tore of Berlin k Co., on Virginia Street, opposite
FrirV Hardware Store.
His Drugs are Fresh mid Pure,
and. he hopes by strict attention to busiues*. to merit a
•hare of public patronage.
- Call>ud examine his stock. He has constantly on hand,
MEDICINES and CHEMICALS,
FIXE. TOILET SOAFSy PERFUMERY, BRUSHES*
* GLASS, PUTTY, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,
; CARBON OIL AND LAMPS,
: NOTIONS, CIGARS,
and fttpry article, usually kept in a First-class Drug Store
PURE WINES AND LIQUORS
; for uumU inal use.
DOMESTIC GRAPE WINE—PURE—WARRANTED.
accurately compounded, at all hours of the day or night
Altoona, Sept. 30,1863.
A NEW DRY GOODS STORE
ON VIRGINIA STREET
rpHE UNDERSIGNED WOULD RE
-M- SPECTPULLY ANNOUNCE to the public tliat she
has mlded tc her stock of
A FULL LINE OF
■ a®» mt y g oom r
Coi)ni,ttng of PRINTS, DELAINES, ALPACAS, REPS
GINGHAMS. muslins, etc.
BLEACHED MUSLINS from 23 to 45 cents oer yard
YELLOW “ ,** 24 035 * * -
CALICO ** 16 to 25 u
DELAINES •• 30 to 35 “
And a|l other articles in proportion,
I haTfi also a full assortment of GLOVES, HOSIERY,
COLLARS, and NOTIONS generally.
My stock of Mflllnery Goods embraces everything in
that line usually kept In the country.
I have marked my goods down to the lowest figure FOR
CASH; Believing that my goods and prices will prove
satwwctory, I ihvite a call from nie public.
' ! i rebkcca McClelland.
Uec. 23d, 1863-ly.
•iBil SPRING 1864.
Ltske pleasure in issuing this xny Spring
Jvertißelnent, through whicUl would inform iny friends
«ud the public generally that I have Just returned from
the ba*t where I have purchased a Stock of
hats AND CAPS
Styles, and a, to quality, color and price can
not fail to plcaae all classes. *
I have also bought an immense Block of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
W&SSS& awSWBIS tzi
complete, all of which, I am now ottering at a amaSTml
vanre on wholesale prices.
Thi public will be greatly'benefited by giving thin their
JAMIES S. MANN, Main street,
■ Altoona, Pa.
; ' MALAR IX
Tobacco, Cigars, Snnff, Pipes, &c., &c..
■*»cie ttrnt, Altoona, i*u.
AGE NEB, AL ASSOBTM EN T
"■ of Gqods in hie line constantly on hand at the lowest
PrIC T- ,fSeb,7,lB6S
"MtUSIC!— INSTRUCTIONS GI^EN
J-tJL on the Piano-Forte and Melodeon, 'by; Miss M.
SUARMAKKR. , Tsana, $lO per quarter. Noicharge for
theta* of the Instrument. Residence on Catharine Street,
West Altoona. fjan. 167|862.-tf.
A [COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF
/ J3®®t*« Model Improved SHIRTS— and
Moaiin Blurt*— fine nod coarse—white and colored— at
~ ; I/ADGlljtf AN'S.
Boston ckackers—a large
jJL* p S ° r ltlMe ‘'ellcioDi trackers joist' received
•uu tot sate by PRITCUEY
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“ AM I FOR PEACE-YES !”
i Hon. IMNIEL 8. DicKlXSdn, -that old Democrat of
Now York, being written to by a lady, and the inquiry
made of him if he was for peace, returned tins ringing
For the ••peace which rings out from the cannon’s
And the suasion of jihot and shell, [throat,
Till rebellion’s spiritis trampled down
Tto the depths of its kindred hell.
K„r the peace which shall follow the squadron’s tramp
Whore the brazen truoipets bruj.
And. drunk with the fury of storm and strife.
The blood-rod chairs neigh.
For the peace that shill wash out the leprous stain
Of our «lavery-rfoul and grim— ‘
And shall sunder the fcttsrs which creak and clank
On the down-trodden black man’s limb.
I will curse him us traitor, and fsilso of heart.
Who would shrink from the conflict now.
And will stamp it with blistering, burning brand.
On his hide-ms, Cain-like brow.
Out.' out of the way! ;vrith your spurious peace:
Which would make.us rebellion’s slates:
We will rescue our land from the traitorous grasp,
Or cover it over with graves. *
t>ut! out of the wuyPwith yourkuavlsh schemed,
You trembling nmUtrading puck !
Crouch in the dark like a sneaking hound.
That its master had beaten back.
You.would barter the fruit of our father’s blood.
And sell out the Stripes and Stars,
To purchase a place with rebellion’s votes,
Or escape from rebellion’s scars.
By the widow’s Wjail, by th£ mother’s tears.
By the orphans, who cry for bread,
By our sons who fell,'we will never yield,
Till rebelliou’B soul is dead!
THE BROKER’S HOHEWLIWDEW.
In Wall street when the stocks <u-e high.
How quickly do the brokers
And thick as greenbacks they draw nigh
Unto the Treasury'.
But Wall street sees another sight,
The u bears” are In a “bnll-y” plight.
The “bulls” in truth are rather tight,
Aiml stocks are riijketty.
But while the stacks are very low,
How quietly the brokers go.
No exultation o’er some foe—
They are Wailing bitterly,
How frightened bow they ail appear—
The stocks that Were to them so dear
Will go to uaught they really fear, |
And gold is slippery.
Few, few shall gain where many lose.
So, brokers, tremble in your shoes.
For Chase can ruin you should he chouse!
So wall on bitterly.
For the Altoona Tribune.
AMERICAN CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Prophetic Description of America.
The discovery of America, by Columbus, may
be recorded a? oneofihe roost illustrious events in
the annals of the world; In searching the word
of Inspiration, that great man solved the problem
of four thousand years, and opened up to man the
sublime mysteries of astronomic science.
Fixing his great eye ’ upon the page of Holy
Writ, and reading that God “ sitleth upon the
circle ot tlie earth,” Isaiah xl. 22, Columbus saw
that' the earth was round. Ascertaining its form,
he counted its revolutions, discovered its latitudes,
balanced its continents, and announced to the
world that a whole .'hemisphere of undiscovered
land lay waiting the. mariner’s sail, beneath the
horizon of the west.
Assured of the correctness of his theory, this
great navigator began at onco to put in execution
the.menns that Utouljl demonstrate to the world
the truth of his system. But the ignorance and
superstition €f the arrayed themselves
against him, and, although he pleaded his cause
in person before almost every court in Europe, and
solicited funds from every throne, to carry out the
enterprise of his genius, yet after years of toil and
travel, lie returned, unsuccessful and discouraged,
to his native land. ‘
But Queen Isabella, struck with the vastness
of his scheme, the magnitude and glory of its con
sequences, as well a* the small amount of funds
required for its completion, at once resolved to assist
him, although it should cost her every emblem of
rank m the chain of her titled ancestry. Divesting
herself of her crown jewels, she gave them to Co
lumbus, and bade him pledge or sell them for the
amount required to carry ont his design, which he,
with tears of joy, in gratitude to the Creator, and
thankfulness to his sovereign, accepted, and con
verted into funds sufficients to* consummate the
greatest human enterprise recorded in the history
of the world.
Ifa falling sparrow, or. a floating hair, arrests
the attention of thq Almighty, how much more
will Re look upon tRe rise, the progress and the
destiny of a great nation, especially when its gov-
ALTOONA, PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIE 27, 1864.
eminent and laws harmonize with the economy of
To allow that America is not only under the
watchful eye of the Creator, bat that He has de
signed her to be the great nationality qf restoration,
we heed; only call to remembrance a few of the
many scriptures that refer to our great country,
whose liberty, progress and is now arresting
the attention of mankind.
To understand those prophetic predictions, which
are all attired in Hebrew costume, we have only to
divest them of their Mosaic regalia, and America,
dressed in all the drapery of prophetic glory, comes
into view, her summit in the clouds, and her base
embracing the continent.
If, then, a great kingdom or nationally is pro
mised to the Israel of God, in the last days of the
world’s monarchy, and the Republic of America
Alls the description as to time, place and character,
as well as the spirit gnd power, of the promised
kingdom, and no other nation can fill the descrip
tion of its landmarks, then perfect coincidence
would be perfect fullfiiment, and America, the na
tionality of Christian liberty, be proclaimed the
Canaan of the world.
The first scripture we shall notice is that in re
lation to the discovery of America by Columbus:
“Sutely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships
of Torshisb first to bring thy sons from far, their
silver and their gold with them, nnto the name of
the Lord' thy God, and to the Holy one of Israel,
because be hath glorified thee.”—Jsaiah Ix-U.
“ Surely the isles shall wait for me,” that is, they
should remain unknown until. God was ready for
their discovery; when the Reformation had pre
pared the way for civil ahd religions liberty, and
the invention of thmPress. the freedom of s|iee< h,
and the light of the Gospel, had educated the
people for the reception of the crowning nationali
ty of the earth.
“ And the ships of Tarshish first to String thy
sons from far." Tarshish is old Spain, the land
from which Columhus sailed. Tarshish was the
first to bring her sons from far to America.
“ Their silver and their gold with them." Co
lumbus and his friends not only invested all their
wealth in their great undertaking, but the proceeds
of the crown-jewels of his magnanimous sovereign
were expended in their stupendous undertaking.
“ Unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to
the Holy One of Israel.” For days and months,
far out on the waste of ocean, did the conscious
navigator make tiis way until at last the blue
mountains of the new world appeared in view.—
Then from every tongue on board went up a hymn
of praise, at the close of which, Columbus dressed
in his robes of state, and followed by his compan
ions, went on shore where they bowed and in sol
emn prayer dedicated the continent to God, upon
whose soil they, reared the cross, and in the
Saviour’s name took possession of America.
Thus unto the name ff the Lord and to the
Holy One of Israel was America dedicated by the
sons that came from afar in the ships of Tarshish,
which not only proves the truth of Divine Revela
tion, but malms our country the land of promise
and the star of empire for all nations.
The land of the restored Israel was to be located
between two seas, one on the east and one on the
west. ‘‘From the border unto the east sea. this
is' the east side. The west side also shall lie the
great sea, from the border, this the west side."—
Ezekiel xlvii-18, 20.
This is a perfect description of America as she
lies between two seas, the Atlantic on the cast and
the Pacific on the West, and it can never be ap
plied to the land of J ndab, for no great eastern sea
can be found within four thousand miles of Pales
tine. Nor will the description apply to any nation
on the globe but America.
We are also taught that the promised land of
restoration was to be divided into thirteen parts or
states. “Ye shall inherit the land according to
the twelve tribes of Israel. Joseph shall have
two portions’I’—Ezekiei 1 ’ — Ezekiei xlvii : 13—which makes
the thirteen divisions.
So it Was in the beginning of our Union ; had
but twelve States (or near twenty years, or until
William Venn obtained the charter for' Delaware,
which gave us the thirteen, and these charters,
according to the original reading, embraced all
the lands between the Atlantic and|Pacific Oceans,
or the two great eastern and western seas. •
Thus have we in all the grandeur of prophetic
Revelation a complete survey of America, with the
identical number of States in our original muon,
which should not only convince us that our
endpared country is the land of promised restora
tion, but that it should cause us to become a more
wise and heaven devoted people.
Although the Aborigines, the descendants of
Abraham, or Israel's lost tribes, claimed this con
tinent as their own inheritance, yet the Almighty,
from the lips of His holy prophet, declared that tire
entire land should become a desolate land. “Son
of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land
of Israel spoke saying, Abraham Was one and he
inhabited the land: but we are many ; the land is
given us for our inheritance, say thou thus Unto
them. Thus saith the Lord God, as I live, surely
they that are in the wastes, shall fall by the
sword, and him that is in the open field, will X give
to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in
forts and in the caves, shall die of the pestilence.
For I will lay the land most desolate, and the
pomp of their strength shall cease; and the moun
tains of Israel shall be desolate and none shall
pass through.”— Ezekiel xxxii: 24, 27 and 28.
This can never be applied to Palestine, as she
has never been utterly desolate. Her lands are
still cultivated ; many of her cities and towns are
still existing, and people from all nations still con
tinue to, pass through her territory.
They who inhabited those wastes were the Indi
ans who lived in the deserts America, and
claimed the land under.the right of that'Abraham
possessed it under the Jewish promise. But the
Supreme Arbiter of the work declared that they
who are in the wastes should fall until the land
should be most desolate, without a city, a road or
a civilized family iu all their borders, which : has
been fulfilled to the very letter in America, and
can be applied to no oilier land of country on the
The land of restoration is described as being an
uncultivated waste, until the latter years, when it
shall be brought back from the sword and restored
to more than its primitive grandeur. “After
many days thou shall be visited : it* the latter
years thou shall come unto the land that is brought
back: frdm the sword, and is gathered out of many
people, against the mountains of Israel,, which
have been always waste but is brought forth out
of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of
them.”— Ezekiel xx.vnn: 8.
This cannot refer to the land of Judah, for she
is not an uncultivated waste. But it is a grand
description of our own primeval woods and wilds
on the arrival of our ancestors on the continent of
They were not to come into this land until “ the
latter years”—that , is, the latter years of the
world’s monarchy, which can be applied to none
Other thari our own great nation as she “is gatht
ered outof many people” and “ brought forth out
of the nations,” forming one great brotherhood for
the restoration and happiness of map.
Notwithstanding the land was to be made a
desert, the cities laid waste and the whole conti-
[independent in everything.]
nebt changed to a solitary rain, yet in their deso
lation they were to set np enduring waymarks that
thegenerations of after ages might know the land
“ Set theel up way marks, make thee
high heaps, set thy hear! toward the highway, even
the way which thou wehtest; turn again, O virgin,
daughter of Israel, turp again to these thy cities."
Jeu. xxxi : 21. I
This cannot refer to the land of Judea. There
arc no set up way marks in Palestine, no high
heap* that point to the ruined cities of Israel. It
is only in America that those mighty indexes lift
their heads and point to the dead generations that
lie beneath them.
Those high heaps and mounds were always
raised near the site of some long lost city, os their
fort’s walls and other mins fully prove, and they
have been set up on more than an hundred land
scapes throughout our continent, for the purpose
of directing the Church to the true land of prom
ise, where her cities wijl not only be restored, but
where she will begin the jubilee of man.
. Palestine, the long believed land of restoration,
although no larger than a single territory of our
Republic, and can contain but a handful of people
in comparison with the'Vast continent of America,
still lies wrupjied in thelmantle of desolation, with
all the marks of perpetual ruin around her, with
out a single prophetic description to prove her the
promised Eden, or a solitary sign of her recovery
trout the desolation into which the sins of her
people has plunged her; Although the promssed
time is here for the beginning of the restoration
and the last days of the fourth great monarchy
expiring, yet the land pf Israel, the little barren
province of Asia, still lies in the charnel of Iter
ruin, with no sign of restoration from the tomb of
her slumber, while America crowned with prophetic
glory and covered all over with the types and em
blems of die great fifth kingdom, is moving in tri
umphant achievement tp her promised destiny.
An army correspondent writes as follows : Horn
ing after storm. Sloruing on hill tops, shorn by
army axes of woods where once the breeze of mot n
ing made music that is lost, and where the few
birds that call are wandering minstrels, bearing
faint burdens of forgotten songs. Far away on the
western horizon and southwestern horizon, “like a
mirage lifted in air,” the mountains of the Elbe
Ridge, dark beneath with forest, shining above
with snow, rest under broken clouds. Nearer, on
ly eighteen rallies distant, the famous Thorough
fare mountain is a spot of gloom upon the land
scape. To the southward, nearer still, Cedar
mountain is just apparent through the mist, and
further to the left the' crest of Fony Mountain
shakes a plume of pine against the sky. On these
heights are the signal-stations of the army. In an
unseen valley beyond, thb dark current of the Rap
iJan, swollen by recent j storms, is watched from
unapproachable heights pn die south bank by the
rebel army under Lee, and patroled on the near
side by the cavalry pickets of the Union.
Yonder, six miles South of w here we are stand
ing, two or three brown roofs are seen through the
foliage. That is the villiage of Culpepper, where
General Grant has his pieadquarters, and where
tiie Hag of the sth Corps, General Warren com
manding, droops from the balcony of the old “Vir
ginia Hotel.” The camps of the corps are scat
tered around and beyond the villiage for miles,
hidden from present view. On the left, away to
the East, and even North of the Rappahannock,
the 2d Corps, under General Hancock, has its en
campments. General Kilpatrick is at Stcveusburg.
Around—we are in thq midst—the 6th Corps,
commanded by General Sedgwick, has spread hun
dreds of tents nmong the pills. Hero is the human
life of a great city ; and vet hero is the desolation
of a great desert. Homesteads there are none un
spoiled ; no fences divide estates trampled by the
heel of war into one broad, undulating, unproduc
Congress has now set jto work with a determi
nation to strengthen the hands of the Government.
The tax bill, the tariff pill and the gold bill, all
measures of the highest importance to the country,
are now .receiving the earnest attention of Con-'
gress, and they will be (speedily passed in some
shape conductive to the present wants of the coun
try. It has become apparent to all that there is, a
principle involved in the present struggle to main
tain the Union of far greater importance than the
mehns which may be njade to pander to private
individuals and the schemes of speculators. The
late panic In the stock market is a premonitory
symtora of the course which events are now likely
to take. The Government should be as strong to
protect itself against the speculators at home, as it
is to defend the Union against the Rebels, and
equal facilities should be given by Congress for
both objects. The continual depreciation of our
National currency, and the consequent rise in the
prices of all the neqessanes and commodities of
living are now forming a most serious embarrass
ment to the Government, as well as working a
deep injury to the people bf all industrial pursuits.
With the currency of the country restored to its
real and legitimate value, and the price of com
modities brought down tqa reasonable figure, the
people will.cheerfully pay the additional rate of
taxes that should be assessed. If Congress can, as
they have the "power to |do it, help the Govern
ment and the people in thb present important crisis
of our National affairs, itj is their bounden duty as
our representatives to c(o so. Everything else
should be laid aside until! this matter is fully and
speedily completed. Pass the proper laws, and the
people will see them carried out, and all our pres
ent difficulties will bo happily and smoothly tided
Halp a Ton - op Silver foh a Jam. —The Ter
ritorial Enterprise, publisliedat Washoe,- is warmly
interesting the inhabitants of Nevada Territoiy
in the Mississippi Valley! Fair. The matter has
been taken in hand by citjizens of that place, with
the following result: i
Almarin B. Paul, President of the Storey County
Sanitary Fund Committee, will ttiegraph to-day
that we' hare two hundred pounds of silver bullion
on hand for the Mississippi Valley Fair. The
bullion has collected upon the hands of the treas
urer of the committee, : J.| L. Black, since the last
contribution was made to the N. Y. Sanitary FnntJ:
We would like to see the Territoiy wake up now
and increase the weight! to half a ton. It is not
much of an undertaking; Storey county has done
such a thing by herself before now, on two weeks'
notice-. She would dp it again under sufficient
provocation; if the balance of the territory were
to step forward suddenly with a thousand pounds
of bullion, you would probably see blood in her
eyes. She would' “call” that bet if it swamped
her. Mr. Paul will isSne a circular in a few days,
for distribution throughout the territory, asking
the several towns and counties to collect contribu
tions, and forward them to the Storey Committee,
or to the Treasurer of the Mississippi Valley Fair|
If sent here these contributions will be turned into
! separate bare, each inscribed with the name of the
town and county making it.
TO BE OOSTISCED.
View of the Potomac Camps-
Account of, the Plymouth, Affair.
The Navy Department baa reoecrallbe fblknr
ing information pf the destruction of the gunboat
Southfield: About 5:80 p, x., April l7Ui, Fort
Gray, above Plymouth, was atteekedily the rebel*
from the battery of sue field pieces on asandbank,
some thousand yard* up the river. Lieutenant
Commander Flnsser dispatched tho Oerato eon*
muoicate with the Whitehead, which was doing
picket duty on the river. In passing by the rebel
battery she received a shot through her port gang
way, killing two and wounding seven-men. The
bring' on the fort ceased at about nine ’o’clock.—
The Ceres returned about that time. At early
dawn oik Monday the enemy charged upon fort
Gray and were repulsed. The Bombshell, an ar
my gmiboat, under command of Ensign Thomas
B. Stokes, steamed up the river to communicate
with the fort; she returned and sunk at the Wharf.
Latter in the day the enemy appeared in fence in
the rear of the town, and at snnset commenced a
vigorous attack on Fort Williams and Wessell, at
which time the Miami and Southfield, previously
chained together, were cast loose. The Southfield
steamed up the river to. protect Fort Wessell, while
the Miami, dropped down and shelled the enemy
in front of Port Williams. During the evening
the eneipy assaulted Fort Wessell and ware repul
sed three times, the Southfield throwing shell
among them. “ |
Abofit 10:50 p. m., the Southfield dropped down
the over and reported to Lieutenant Commuder
Flusser who ordered the vessels to be lashed togeth
er with hawsers, the Southfield being’bn the port
side of the Miami. About midnight the White
head came down the Cachie, and came alongside
the Miami, and reported the rebel' ram coming
A: 3 a. m. on Tuesday, the ram dropped down
alongside the Miami under cover of the shade of
the trees, and when near ran oliquely across into
the starboard bow of the Southfield. The vessels
had been firing all the previous evening at the en
emy op shore, and were loaded with. shell, which
there was not time to draw The Lieutenant Com
mander fired the first shell, and on its bursting,
some fragments, either from that or the South
field's shells, rebounded, which caused his death,
the fragments piercing his chest and skill), and also
wounding the following officers and men : Acting
Ensign Thos. G. Harris, Acting Third Assistant
Engineer Hannington, and some eight men—none
Upon the approach of tbs ram the Southfield
fired at her. The prow of the ram running into
the Southfield caused her to fill with water, and
she sunk inside of fifteen minutes. The forward
lashing were parted by the pressure of the ram be
tween our vessels, and the after ones were cut, and
as many as could get on the Miami did so, when
the Miami retired and was pursued a short distance
by the ram, which was considered slow, making
hut four knots per hour, throwing solid shot at her
as she retired. Some of the men of the South
field took to small boats, and were picked up by
the Whitehead and Ceres.
A Successful Bit of Strategy.
A letter from Little Rock, Arkansas, April 7th,
says : “On the 2Cth ult. Clayton marched from
Pine Bluff with five hundred infantry, six hundred
cavalry, and five pieces of artillery, in the direc
tion of the rebels’ fortified camps at Monticello,
where there was known to be a force of about four
thousand men under Colonel Dockerey. Arriving
at Mount Elba, a little place 'on the Saline river,
leaving five hundred infantry and the artillery to
guard their crossing, he advanced with the caval
ry southward to a point at which the roads leading
from Camden, Monticello and Long View—the
latter place only aforty miles south—converge,
throwing out scouts in either direction, and sent
Lieut. Greathouse, an officer already known for
his daring and intrepidity, ad low down sa Long
View, thus placing himself between Price’s at
the Camden, and Dockerey’s at Monticello.—
Greathouse, with between twenty and thirty men,
marched rapidly to Long View, and, on arriving
there, discovered a large forage train crossing the
river on a pontoon bridge, guarded by a brigade
of rebel soldiers. And here took place one of the
boldest specimens of strategic coolness and auda
city we ever read of in the history of this or any
“Greathonse, perceiving that he was not taken
for an enemy, the rebels supposing him to belong
to Shelby’s command, on account of the similar
ity of the uniform, at once assumed thc air of the
friend they took him to be, and also the command.
Hiding up to the bridge with his little force, and
stationing bis men at each side thereof with due
insructions, he called out in the most commanding
:tono to ‘hurry over the train !’ Each relief, as be
got over was disarmed, and told that a load word
from him would danse him to be instantly shot;
and thns were marched over the bridge three hnn T
dred men, whose gnus were as (list as: they arrived,
‘chocked’ into the river, and the men themselves
were: made prisoners of war, and all this without
the firing of a gun or the loss of a man. It is pre
sumed that Greathonse conki have been taking
prisoners till this time, but when he bad got as
many animals and men as he could manage, he
burned the bridge and wagons, and by an unpar
alleled march rejoined CUyton in safety, haring
accomplished his brilliant success anda distance of
eighty miles intwenty-four hours. We leave this
feat bf the gallant Greathonse, with the simple re
mark that wo do not believe the equal of it, for
coolness, courage and tact, can be found in the his
tory of die war; and thus believing,, it is respect
fully submitted that he deserves prompt recogni
tion at the bands of the Secretary Of War.”
A Neat Tubnoct.—A Paris letter, describing ,
the parade at Longchamps, recently, says:
Now and then came a turnout, so very exquisite
that all eyes were fixed upon it; onein particular,
a pheeton, looking as delicate js a sea-shell; the
coachman and footman in white lively, faced with
scailct. The occupant, afair creatine, looking
almost too fragile to be trusted out of a glass case,
but all in keeping with her surroundings, wore a
pale violet silk dress, edged with ruches of
shade : darker; paletot of the same color as the
dress,: trimmed in the saine way; a white lace
bonnet, with a softrxnOwn, a spray of delicate dow
ers, falling backward towards the cape, and hold
ing in hef delicate lilac Idd-gldred bands a para
sol of'lilac silk of‘exactiy tite some shade as the
dress.' ’ .
EcPxout.—A farmer in Canada recently lost,
his wife, and on the day appointed for the funeral,
when. the guests assembled, he persisted in_ post
poning the funeral. Several sympathetic friSnda,
whh endeavored to. reconcile hm td a Inal leave
of the loved remains, elicited, frorathe distracted
man the fact that he bad been disappointed in the
attendance : of a professional gentleman, lo extract
several -feeth containing gold filing, which had
cost him $l2 some years previous. ; What a lau
dable instance of economy 1
gaf ‘T think, wife, that yon hare a great many
wavs of calling, me a fobL’ “t think, husband,
that you have a gnat many way* ef bring one.”
centre of * lw»f i|A ope 0$ them had
broken. It wps at pet thought that the 6og was
dead, bat aooa
and hOHriW Um
taken in charge by a bystander, and placed in' a
be! baa.bw Jr* -JPfST cation* M
such matters. The stone in which he was found
was origtaaßy hrnken 6ne»a toas* Otoock of eOo-i
bad been used for over thirty years m a wall aipnk
the canakwhenSnit was emptoyedin
the coostructioa_oftUeL blacksmith shop ahudedto
above- The stone presented no appearance of
previOßafraettti«, «td ’tbe presenteof the place
where hf was siaadlran o»h- he accounted for on
the hypothesis that he buried .himself in the sand
or motion the approach of akmgago winter,' there
to await tbecoming qf.ipdag,,** lathe habit of
the animal, Bnt before his spring; came, some
’ convulsion of nature or aetkmof the elements im
: prisoned himao.dTOly, .that bp.could not get out,
and the mud or aaoq in which he had hid himself,
was subsequently converted to solid stone, by
PflWfth) »hM«“ Md W through poewasive ages,
and there he remained; until released by a stroke
ef the mason's haatfflhiy in this latter Saif of the
’ Milor to a watchmaker, and pre
senting a small French Mfatch, demanded tokooie
what the repairs would cost. Thowatchnnkcr,
after examining it, said t
“It will be more expenserepairing than the
“ I don’t mind that,” said the tar, “I will .even
give you doable the original cost, for I have a ven
eration for the watch." ‘
“What might you have given for it?” said the
“Why,” replied the- tar, “I gave the fellow a
blow on the bead for it; and if you repair it, I will
give yon two.”
Patkxotic Fasulv. —The Providence,
B. 1., Press states that among the recruits
for the Fourteenth Rhode Island Regiment,
on Dutch Island, arefourteen brothers, all
the sons of the same father and mother.
A still more remarkable circumstance con
cerning these ‘boys’ is, that there are
among them two pairs of twins. The aver
age height of the fourteen is six feet two
indies, making an aggregate of eighty
five feet. There names are Postley, and
they are all members of Company I. They
came from the town of Deposit, Broome
county, in that State, where their mother
is still living, their father being dead, and
where, also, they have two sisters, also
twins, one of whom weighs two hundred
and eighty-two pounds, and the other about
two hundred and twenty.
A sailor was called upon the stand as
a witness. “Well, sir,” said the lawyer,
“do you know the plaintiff and defendant)’’
“1 don’t knowthe drift-of them words,”
replied the sailor. “What, not know the
meaning of plaintiff and defendant ?” con
tinued the lawyer; kt a pretty fellow. to
come here as a witness I ‘ Cain you tell me
where on board the ship it was that tbis
man struck the other manl” “Ahas the
binnicle,” said the sailor. “Abaft the bia
nicle,’’ said the* lawyer, “what do, you
mean by that ?” “A pretty felloW’,” res-'
ponded the sailor, ‘Ho come here as a law
yer, and don’t know! what abaft the bin
Mother andChiud —The greatest pain
ters that have ever lived have tried to
paint the beauty of that simple thing—-a
mother with her babe, apd have, failed. —
One of them—Rafi?elle—to whom Clod
gave the spirit of beauty In a measure in
which he never gave it, perlmpsj to any
man, tried again and agaln for yean,
painted over and Over that Simple subject
—the mother andiier. babe, and cpoldnot
satisfy himself. Each of his pictures is
most beautiful—each in a Afferent: way ;
and TOt ijohe m them are perfect’ There
is ihOre'beauty in that simple,-every day
sight than he or any other man could ex
preas-by his pencil and his colon.
*r“Jim,” inquired a school-boy of one
of his mates, “what’s the meaning of re
“Don’t you know t Well, t’,ll tell you.
You know the master licked me in school
“Well, he kept me in and licked me
again.' This is wbail call rerlick.”.
Some fellow, enamored of a young lady
named Annie Bread, dropped the follow
ing—from his pooket we presume;
“While belles their loyely graces fpreyd,
And fops around them flutter.
I’ll be content, with Annie feread.
And won’t have any Jtttfar.”
Sound ApyrcK.—-If you wish to rehab
your food, work for it; if you would enjoy
your raiment thoroughly, pay for ft herore
you pdf It on; if yon wduld sleep soundly,
take a clear conscience to bed with you.
g3* The greatest fall im rwEd was the
fall of Satad. The next greatest dras the
faUof Adam. The next will he thelaU of
CT At public sales of negroes in differ
ent parts of the State of Maqdjmifedast
week, not one commanded»or»xthftp.livo
dollars- Slavery dead!» i