The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, October 15, 1864, Image 2

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Union Dem. Union Dem,
Adams. 2088 2917
Allegheny... 17708 10063 *lOOBB 9016
Armstrong... 3140 2977-.... *9O
Beaver 3087 2056 *745
Bedford 2130 2704
Berks. 6005 12627
Blair - 8283 2386 *325
Bradford 6722 2954 3000
Bucks... 6266 6830
Butler .... 3328 3054 . *42
Cambria 2164 3000
Cameron 318 216 69
Carb0n......... 1542 2119
Centre 2714 3058
Chester 7983 5498 *2049
Clarion 1618 2598
Clearfield 1531 2483
Clinton, 1807 1311
Columbia... 1801 3343
Crawford 6141 4236 *1147
Cumberland 3434 4075
Dauphin 5065 3875 *684
§ware 3462 1789 1260
336 723
6259 3260 *2364
•Fayette 3091 3791
Forest 91 58
Franklin 3876 3710
Fulton 761 1023 .........
Greene 1484 2960
Huntingdon 3200 2167 *517
1ndiana......... 3961 1955 *1607
Jefierson. . 1754 1668 ..„
Juniata 1456 1737 ,
Lancaster 13341 7650 *4037 ¥
Lawrence 3063 1251 *1516
Lebanon 3658 2653 *716
Lehigh 3696 5526
Luzerne.. 7022 9808
Lycoming 3414 3865
McKean 727 622
Mercer...: 3907 3408
Mifflin 1709 1620
Monroe 684 2712
Montgomery 6238 7489
lll2 1447
Northampton. 3465 6538
Northumberland... 2649 3356
Ferry 2328 2296
Philadelphia... .... 44274 37193 *7341
Pike 270 1180
Poner... 1470 619 *312
Schuylkill 6506 8547 “
Snyder 1758 1331 188
Somerset 3064 1738 g„o
Sullivan 359 713 .5
Susquehanna 4134 2932 ' *BO4
Tioga 4504 1617 *2169
Union 2024 1250 *440
Venango 3295 2979 250
Warren 2274 1386 *6OO
Washington 4627 4371 *lB7
Wayne 2211 3152 ' 900
Westmoreland 4494 5581 *3702 5180
Wyoming 1379 1418
York 5512 8069
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Official returns, it is said, have been re
ceived at Harrisburg from coun
ties, which give a Union majority of
1,952, leaving the counties of Clarion,
Forrest, Jefferson, York, Wyoming, Mer
cer and Venango to hear from. The five
first mentioned counties give an aggregate
Democratic majority, official and estima
ted, of 4,332, while Mercer and Venango
give an estimated Union majority of 600.
These figures would indicate a Democratic
majority on the Congressional vote of the
State of 1,768, But it is not absolutely
certain that such is the fact, for there
may be errors in the reported official ma
jorities received at Harrisburg which
would determine the result in favor of the
Union side. The soldier vote will un-
doubtedly insure a Union majority in the
State of from twelve to twenty thousand.
Sixteen Union Congressmen have cer
tainly been elected, and two are in doubt,
the remaining six districts having returned j
Democrats. This is a positive gain ofi
four and probably six Union members of I
Con grgss. The following is the list :
1— Sami J. Randall, D. i
2 Charles O’Neill, U. I
3 Leonard Myers. U. j
4 Wm D. Kelley, U. j
6-r-M. B. Thayer, U. |
6—E. L, Acker, D.
- 7—J. M. B.oomal, U.
8— S . E. Ancona, D.
9 Thaddeus Stevens, U.
10— Myers Stroose, D.
11— Johnson, D.
12— *W. W. Kctchum, U.
13— Ulysses Mercur, U. j
14— George F. Miller. U. !
15— A. 3. Glossbrenner, D.
16— W. H. Koonti. U. j
17— A. A. Barker, U.
18— S. A. Wilson, U. j
19— G. W. Schofield, U. I
20— -Clias. W. Culver, U.
21— *Smilh Fuller, U. !
22 J. K. Moorhead, U.
9.WIW Williams. U.
24—GIw*TLawrence, U.
JHT The following is a description of the way in
which the people of Kansas obeyed the procla
mation of the Governor calling Tout every able
bslied man, black or white, between the ages of
18 and 60 years :—“ vVll labor is suspended and
places of business closed. Militia men, by squads,
platoons and companies are hastening to their
designated places of rendezvous. Horsemen are
rp ~ c . , o , ■ _ . galloping in every direction. Baydnets gleaming
To the Slate Senate, twenty Union all along the highways. It reminds ns of the
Senators have elected, and two are Evolutionary time when the gallant Putnam left
. j u ' , , his team in the field and hastened to avenge his
in while the i,)cnu>cnite have elected country's wrongs. * ;
eleven. There' is certainly a clear ma- “ Men of even- station, m the eve of fame
joritydp the Seriate of seven, and pruliably ® ere ’ arc '’ er - v T" ck, T °9 miu S !io the same.”
nine kirtv Union mn, 1,.,., re. i j I l‘ eo P ,, ‘ of Kansas have dciermined that no j
nine. »ixty Union men have been elected more bands of heartless and murderous guerrillas |
to the House of -Representatives, and , fl| idl desolate or destroy in their fair State. Be- i
thirtv-Mven Democrats. The a | M .; An r f, ‘ re theimn *«• to-night, (October 11), twenty,
tinny seven uemocrats. Ihe eleetton of , W o thousand militia will be armed and equipped,
{hree Union men in the districts of Union, ; » n d standing shoulder to shoulder.with the tried
Snytor pod Incoming is in doubt, but tlu j
•The soldier's rote will in all probability secure
the election of Messrs. Keichom and Fuller in
the 12lh and 21st Districts.
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soldier vote will carry them through, it is
believed. This would give & Union ma
jority in the House of ; twenty-three, and
a majority on joint ballot of the two
houses of thirty.
Changed Hands. —We notice that our
namesake, of Johnstown, has passed from
the hands of Mr. Bowman: into those of
his former partner, Mr. j. M. Swank,
and that the latter has enlarged the paper,
making it seven columns to a page. We
hope friend Swank will not find his im
provement a losing experiment, allhough
we confess we would consider and figure
for some time ere we should attempt any
thing of the kind in these days of high
prices. The newly arranged paper makes
a very creditable appearance, and is reada
ble, as Mr. Swank is an excellent writer,
and understands the wants of his readers.
The retiring editor has our best wishes for
success in his future enterprises.
Annual Fair.— The ladies connected with St.
John’s Catholic congregation of this place, have
in contemplation the holding of their Annual Fair
for the benefit of the church, in the course of a few
weeks, and are already at work making the pre
liminary arrangement* therefor. Most of our
readers, we doubt not, visited the Fair given by
our Catholic lady friends last Winter, and there
fore we promise enough when, we say that the
coming one will equal if not surpass the last one
in every particular. We shall announce the time
when it becomes known to us, but in the meantime
would say let all prepare to encourage the ladies
liberally. •’
Tbb Eubctobal Vote.—Tim Electoral Vote
of the States entitled to cast their suffrages at the
coming election is as follows
Maine, , 7 Kentucky. 11
New Hamshire, 5 Ohio, - ’ 21
Vermont, 5 Indiana, 13
Massachusetts. 12 Illinois, 15
Conccticut, 6 Michigan, . 8
Rhode Island, 4 Wisconsin, 8
New York, 33 Missouri, 11
New Jersey, ; 7 lowa, ’ 8
Pennsylvania, 26 Minnesota, 4
Delaware, 3 Kansas, 5
Maryland, • 7 California, 3
West Virginia, 5 Oregon. 3
\ Letter from Ft. Wayne.
Ft. Wa tni, Ist) 15, 1864,
Messrs. Editors ;—-An examination of tbe map of
States will show that Indiana is Shaped like Penn
sylvania and near abont the same size, the only
difference being in her lying crosswise in the bed.
The bed being large, however, ■ and there being
another sturdy gentleman between us, he serves
as a protection against your powerful kicks; and
it becomes necessary, for this reason, that we all
kick in the same direction, thereby preventing in
jury to either.
Do you congratulate the Booster State on the
9#nd she has taken, politically, or do you regard
niVvitb a scowl on your countenances? While
political excitement runs rampant over the land,
the calm thinker remains unmoved, and is uot en
tangled in the complicated meshes of political
demagogues. The world moves on, seasons come
and go, Spring with her robe of green; Summer
with her heat and ripening grain; Autumn with
her mellow fruits, brown nuts and yellow leaves,
with Indian Summer’s smoke spreading over the
rallies; and away in the dim distance you may
discover the soldier’s camp,fires blazing and wink
ing by passes and repasses, which reflect and glit
ter like a ladies’ necklace. While the world moves
and the seasons follow each other, the war still
goes on, and must go on, until our country is made
purer and better, or the last hope of republican
government is lost in gloom and darkness.
On thp reception of the election returns ot the
State, the Union party celebrated their victory by
a grand torch-light procession. : The peace party
gathered in crowds along the line of march and
endeavored to break the procession by throwing
clubs, brickbats and stones, in tome instances
striking and demolishing the transparencies, and
at the same time using all kinds of low epithets
for the purpose of aggravating the Union men and
provoking them to acts of violence. But thev
failed, and retired with the scorn and contempt of
all good citizens of both parties. '
Business here still continues brisk and will con
tinue so until cold weather puts a stop to building
enterprise. The P. Ft. W. & Chicago R. B. Co.
are using every effort to get their vast shops under
roof before winter sets in. This company have
shops at Pittsburg, Crestline, Ft. Wayne and
Chicago, but their principal shops are Ft. Wayne,
this being the only point where new cars are
built. ;
While I think of it, if not impertinent, let me
ask you “who is Augustus Sontag?” the accom
plished correspondent of your valuable paper. Is
he a son of the celebrated actress and singer, who
produced such a sensation in New York, in 1852 ?
Were the capricious squalls of his infantile mo
ments first heard in his mother’s arms in Castle
Garden? or on board the vessel.’bound for Cali
fornia, where he was left an orphan ? But enough
of conjecture, suffice it to say his contributions to
the Tribune have established his reputation as a
first class writer. His. descriptive powers are of
the very finest, with brilliant wit and truth, like a
golden thread running through all his writings.— I
In picturing a scene, whether imaginary or real,'
he is nneqnaled. So much for young Sontag, the
son of Madam . J. H.
Lieutenant General Grant, City Point : I have
the honor to report that my army at Cedar Creek
was attacked this morning before daylight, and my
left turned and driven in confusion, with a loss of
twenty pieces of artillery. I hasten! from Win
chester, where I was'on my return from 'Washing
ton, and found the army between Middletown and
Newton, having been driven back about four miles.
There I took the affair in hand and quickly united
the corps, and formed a compact line of battle quite
in time to repulse an attack of the enemy, which
was done handsomely at abont Ip. ra. At 3p.
in., after some changes of the cavalry ' from the
left to the right flank, I attacked with great vigor,
driving and routing the enemy, capturing, accord
ing to last report, forty-three pieces of artilleiy and
very many prisoners.
I do not know' yet the number of cansualtfes or
losses of the enemy. Wagon trains, ambulances
and caissons in large numbers are in our posses
sion. They also burned some of their trains.
Ramseur is d prisoner in our handsj sev
erely and peihaps mortally wounded.
1 have to regret the loss of Gen. Bidwell kiled,
and Generals Wright, Grover and Ricketts wound
ed. Affairs at times looked badly, but by the gal
lantry of our brave officers and men, disaster has
been converted into a splendid victory. Darkness
again mtervend.-d to shut off gi eater results. I
now occupy Strasburg. As soon as obtained I
will send you farther particulars.
[Signed] P. H. Sbebidan,
Maj. General.
What the numbers were opposed to Sheridan
are not yet reported to the Department, but the
boldness, vigor and success of the attack strongly
indicate that a heavy reinforcement had been sent
from Richmond with the expectation of fulfilling
Longstreet's boast, to “smash up Sheridan."
Longstrect was known to be in the valley and
had assumed command of the army, and Confed
erate hopes of an overwhelming disaster to the
Union; army were boastfully expressed for several
days hack by rebel adherents in Washington and
Baltimore. E. M. Stanton.
A dispatch from Quebec, Canada, of the 19th,
savs After a long discussion the Canadian Con
federation has been decided. Its main principles are
arranged, and only about the settlement remains.
The great difficulty was the proportionate repre
sentation of the Colonies in the Upper House. I
is now decided that Arcadia, that is Nora Scotia,
New Brunswick and Prince Edward’s Island, are
to Save twenty-four members, of whom eleven are
for Nora Scotia, and ten from New Brunswick,
and three for Prince Edward’s Island; Newfound
land is to hare four, and Upper and Lower Canada
twenty-four each. Total seventy-six. These ijtre
to be selected from the existing members of the
Upper Houses of the crown, which is to fill up
vacancies occurring by death. Representatives in
the Lower House of the Federal Legislature are
to be according to population, periodically re
arranged. The Constitution will be such that the
chief power will reside in the central Legislature.
The Provinces will have few separate rights.
It is decided that the whole scheme shall be sub
mitted to the existing Parliaments in all the Colo
nies without a direct reference to the people, which
is a summary measure, as none of the Parliaments
were elected with reference to this question. The
local Legislatures will not necessarily be alike in
their Constitutions. There is no decision, as yet,
whether the local Government shall be nominated
or elected. This point will likely be left to the
Imperial Government. It is believed that Ottawa
will be the seat of the Federal Legislature.—
The only difficulty remaining is as to the Consti
tution and power'of the federal judiciary. The
question as to the militia or army to be main
tained by the colonies will likely be settled by
convention with England. Hon John Macdonald
has been the leading man in the conference. His
views have been adopted in almost all cases. Mr.
Galt and Mr. Carter are also much looked up to.
4*-' —
Franz Muller’s Conduct in Prison.—After
Muller, says the London Telegraph of October Ist,
was committed by Mr. Flowers, sitting magistrate
at Bow street police court, at the examination on
Monday last, upon the charge of having willingly
murdered Mr. Briggs, he was removed in the
usual way to the prison of Newgate, where he now
wails his trial at the next sessions of the. Central
Criminal Court, which commences on the 24th
instant. The prisoner, who is confined in an ordi
nary cell, conducts himself in the same manner
which has characterised him since the moment of
his apprehension by Detective Reman on board
the Victoria, at New York. An officer is kept
with him day and night, so that from the time of
Ins arrest be has never been left alone for a single
moment, an officer having been stationed with him
in the Tombs prison at Hew York, on board the
Etna during bis passage to Liverpool, and since
his custody in England. This close observance of
a prisoner’s actions is only made in the case of a
person charged with a crime the commission of
which was attended by very remarkable circum
stances, or of a criminal awaiting ln
ordinary charges of murder the prisoner is left by
himself before condemnation, every care of course
being taken against escape or suicide. Muller
eats, drinks and sleeps well, and occasionally con
verses with those who watch him. He makes no
allusion, however, to the situation in which he is
placed or to the crime with which he is charged.
Upon this subject he; maintains a strict silentie, as
advised at first by Inspector Tanner and subse
quently by his solicitor.
The New Constitution of Maryland.
The Maryland Free Constitntion makes some
veiy important charges in the law of the State.—
It declares that all men are created eqnallv free,
and end tied to the enjoyment of the proceeds of
their own labor ; that hereafter there shall be
neither slavety nor involuntary servitude, except
in punishment of crime, whereof the party shall
have been duly ionvicted : and all persons held to
service or labor as slaves are declared free. It
prohibits the General Assembly passing any law
to compensate masters or claimants of slaves
emancipated by the Constitntion. Lott cries' are
forever abolished by the Constitution. It affirms
that the Constitution and laws of the United
States are the supreme law of the land, to which
every citizen of the State owes paramount allegi
ance. The Legislature is to make provision for
taking the vote of soldiers in the field. An im
portant feature of the Constitution is that which
renders, inehgiole to office and incompetent to Vote
at any election, unless restored to citixenship hy a
two-third vote of the Legislature, all persons who
have aided the rebellion in any way, either by ser
vice. money, goods, letters or by information.
This will disfranchise a great many of the fortner
citizens of Maryland, and is the first attempt made
by any State to punish its citizens for lending aid
{ o the rebellion.
An Old Mas who has Shot Simt Persons
Ibe Cairo correspondent of the St. Louis Re
publican tells this story:
j one point of the Tennessee Kiver there is
a place that has become a terror to steamhoa'
men, and in passing it they always find some place
to s.-cure themselves until the boat passes. At
this point, an old man sixty odd years of age, has
made his headquarters for a long time, and the
peculiar crack of his gun is fhmiliar to river men
and sends a thrill of terror wherever it is heard.'
He has a long, heavy-barrelled gun, originally a
squtrrel rifle, which has been bored out three
different times, until now, the largest thnmb can
be easily turned in the muzzle, and the aim of the
old man is one of deadly ceitainty. The murder- ’
ous sentinel is always faithfully upon his watch
and his retreat has so (a-baffled all attempts to ;
caich him, from the he is so surrounded I
with dense swamps and deep ravines. Well
informedl river men estimate that this old man has
murdered in this way nqt less than sixty-persons •
and ye: he performs his murderous work 1 with as •
much earnestness and vigor as when he first com- I
roencei." , <
Cebab Ceeek, Va., Oct. 19—10 r. u.
The ’Canadian Confederation.
The Draft Resisted —One Han Shot!
As stated in oar local department, a battnllion
of hundred days’ men arrived in Jonstown a couple
of weeks ago for the purpose of enforcing the draft
—a large number of the drafted men of this county
having failed to report to the Provost Marshal, anil
some of them having threatened that they would
resist any efforts made to compel them to perform
military services. In compliance w ith orders, on
Monday night of this week a squad of twenty-five
mounted men, commanded by Lieut. Oberlin Ram
sty. of this place, proceeded to Hi-bland township
to arrest several drafted men who had not reported
and were known to entertain no intention of re
porting. Near midnight they arrived at the house
of a German named Francis Fox, residing about
nine miles front town, two of whose sons, John
and Joseph, had been drafted, and, as we are in
formed, bad threatened they would shoot any one
who would attempt to wrest them. The soldiers
were at once around the house in as
quiet a manner as possible, so us to prevent the
inmates from taking alarm and making their
escape; bat the barking of dogs awakened the
sleepers before (he investment was completed. As
a portion of the command approached the font of
(lie house, some person came to one of (he win
dows and said distinctly, “ 1 shoots.” Immedi
ately afterwards, one of the men in the bouse,
opened the front door and did shoot, the ball
whistling close to one of the soldiers. Simulta
neously, a great commotion was heard inside.
About the same time the whole party of the house
was called upon to surrender, but whether before or
after the shot was fired by the man in the door
; way, we are not satisfactorily informed. Presently,
one of the men mode an attempt to escape by a
back window, but when he was about half way out
: he was discovered and warned to go back or he
would be fired upon. He went back, but in a
minute or two either he or another of them again
appeared at the window with the evident intention
of getting out of it. , The warning was repeated
by one of the soldiers, and in reply returned—
“ Shoot and be G—d d d.” The soldier tired,
but the ball did not take effect, and the man re
treated from the window. About the same time
a second shot was tired from the front doorway,
by John Fox, without hitting any of the soldiers,
but as he turned his back to re-enter the house, a
ball was fired at him which tookcffecl in the back,
under the left shoulder-blade, and lodged in the
opposite lung. The party were then again called
upon to give themselves up, Lient. Ramsey saying
to them that, if they made any further resistance,
he would burn down the house. But instead of
surrendering, the oldfnan,liig son Mike, and John,
the wounded man, rushed from the house, and
made a desperate effort to escape. They fought
with at least one clubbed gun, and probably others.
But they were finally overpowered and tied, and a
guard ptaied over them. While this was going
on, Joseph Fox came out by a second story win-
roof of the perch. Being discovered,
heWnss notified lo go back into the house or be
fired' He promptly retreated. The house
was WMI entered, and a thorough search was mode
for Joseph, but for a long time he could not he
found. At last, however, he w’as discovered be
tween the bed upon which his mother was lying
and the bed-cord. Previous to the discovery! the
daughter of the old woman told the soldiers that
her mother was very sick. Joseph was secured in
the same manner as his father and brethren, and
a guard placed over the whole party while the
balance of the command proceeded to make other
Upon reaching the house of a man named IJum
gordner, who had' been drafted, his wife opened the
door and stated that she did not know where her
husband was. A little child gave a similar an
swer. Search was instituted, and the missing
husband and father was found in a closet under
the cellar stairs. He offered no resistance. A
man named Kroft was next arrested, hut upon
bringing him to town in the morning it was
ascertained that this arrest was a mistake, he
having already reported and been dismissed. The
house of John Horner was next visited. John, it
seems, has a son, Jeremiah, who had made threats
similar to those uttered by the Foxes. But Jere
miah could not be found.
The night being far spent, no attempt was made
to effect further arrests, and the command re
turned to the house of the Foxes. After daylight
five of the prisoners, Francis Fox. Joseph’ Fox,
Mike Fox, Bumgardner and Cioft—were brought
to town. John'Pox could not be removed, and
medical assistance was promptly sent to him. On
Wednesday the Foxes and Bumgardner were ta
ken to Hollidaysburgj by Lient. Moorhead add
six men, whence, we presume they will be taken
before a court-martial for trial.
We will not here comment at length on the facts
above set forth, but we will say this, that the re
sistance which the Fox family madd to the enforce
ment of a United States law was the llfeical con
sequence of the teachings of the leaders of the
Peace Democracy in our midst. They have en
couraged ignorant men like the Foxes' to believe
that the Governmt nt should not be obeved, and
that the enforcement of the draft should be re
sisted. They, and they alone, are responsible for
the affair in Richland. The blood of John Fox,
who cannot survive his wound, is on their hands’.
Had they preached loyalty*and patriotism to the
Foxes, they would' not now be where they are.
JoKmtoum Tribune.
Blockade of the Bebels Porta
The Uockading squadron now and then, says
the Liverpool Pott of September 30th, capture a
blockade runner, but the captures have not been
sufficiently numerous to prevent a very confident
addition to the trade. People new to the business
are generally the people caught, and a Liverpool
gentleman details his experience of his own treat
ment. He was part owner of a blockade runner,
he was caught. In obedience to the rules of
the service, himself and all on board he had to go
below. An officer accompanied him. and the offi
cer and himself naturally enough entered into con
versation. They had similar tastes, their knowl
edge and pursuits were not dissimilar. As thev
grew famUiar the captive part owner expressed a
wish to breathe the purer air accessible on the
i deck, and asked could it be done. “ Certainly ”
was the reply. “If y oa pay for it.” •• How
much ?” So much. The money was paid, and
the Liverpool Gentleman found himself pacing the
deck with one of the first officers. He was de
lighted with the change of air, he was delighted
with the scenery in going down from Wilmington,
and when the darkness began to steal round the
coast, he expressed a desire to be exempted from
a descent below, “ Can I stop here ?” “Nothing
more easy, if you can piy for it. ” He paid, and
he was not sent below. Walking on the decks uper
induces fatigue ; sleep became urgent and he m
imated how delighted he would be if he could lie
down. “ Yon can have my bed," was the replv
“if you pay for it.” He paid for it, and he slept
soundly. Seeing that money was all potent, he
inquired of his friend, the officer, if he could
not be allowed to slip into a passing vessel. “Bv
no means,” was the reply ; “ that would cost me
my epaulets. But, if you can pav for it, 1 calc a- I
late yon can escape imprisonment.” “How? - I
“Leave that to me.” On arriving at Boston, the j
Marshal was found to be a perfect gentleman. He ’
had a great taste for art and for minerals. He ’
adored the Queen’s portrait in little, particularly
when it was stamped on aurigerous metal. Fifty
sovereigns were not too much for liberty, and the i
Liverpool gentleman relumed bv the next mail to 1
the Mersey.
Quick Wobk. —The Eighteenth Corps’ corre
spondent of the Philadelphia Pres, chronicles the
fact of a fort being constructed in one nicht bv
the Fourth regiment. United States colored iron,,:
bo silently was the work conducted that-'those
inside the breast-works knew nothing of it. and in
the tnomiug were astonished at what appeared to
be the work of magic.
The number of :‘Odd Fellows’' in the North
ern States is estimated at 31,000. In Canada
Wert there are 661 ; In the Sandwich Islands 3*5.
St. Albans, Vt.. Oct, 19.
An invasion of this to\>u took place to-dav.
Some twenty-live armed desperadoes, supposed'to
be in rebel employ, from Canada, made an assault
on several banks uliout four o’clock this af.ernoon.
The National Bank was-robbed of about tii'tv thni
sand dollars, mostly in bills. The St. Allans Bank
was robbed of about seventy thousand dollars, and
Franklin County Bank of a considerable amount.
Iwcnty I'.O'm's were also seized bv the des;*er.uloes
and carried off. Several citizens who resisted the
robbers wcie deliberately shot'. Two wore woun
ded, it is feared, fatally—K. J. Morrison, contrac
tor, and 11. Huntington, jeweller. Several
others are rc|Hiited slightly injured. The milters
tbreutened to burn the town,'and left in the direc
tion, A large party of aimed citizens
have gone in pursuit.
Bcbumjtox, Vt., Oct. 19.— A party of twemv
five armed nu n rode in o St. Albans' this after
noon, and ro.died the three'banks there oftjloO.-
000. It is snjqiosed they were (southerners, from
the bolder of Canada. Five citizens were shot ;
one, it is thought, fatally. Haying accomplished
their object, the band lett immediately for Canada.
Later. — The man Morrison, who was shot, h-i-t
since died. i
St. Albans, Vt., Get. 20,— Later advices from
the parties who are pursuing the raiders confirm
ihe nows of the capture of nine of the freebooters
and $.50,000 of the stolen bank bills. Considera
ble excitement still prevails, though all apprehen
sions of any further danger at pK-sent Com the
marauders is entirely removed, Capt. Nicholson,
of the Veteran Reserve Corps, is garrisoning the
border, with 115 convalescents from the.hosp'uals
at Brattlehuro'.
Judge Aldie of the Supreme Court has just re
turned train Montreal, where he had a satisfactory
interview with tiie Canadian authorities, and is
now preparing ihe necessary papers to bring .he
captured, raiders before onr- courts, under the ex
trodiiion treaty. Maj, Austin has dispatched Maj
J. L. Burstoow, to bt. John’s, C. E. in order, if
passible, to secure the arrest of a [tarty of the rai
ders who are appriiaching ithat place from Sum
stead. The banks of this place suffered severely,
but lire St. Albans Bank announces that they will
redeem their bills. We learn that in a vkirniish'
lost evening at font 'of die raidets :
were captured. Wiitlom Hum, one of the bailiff’*
of that niutiiripaJiiyj-jTeli mortally wounded
gallantly eiuleavoitrfyg to capture the raiders. The
provincial authorities of the frontier towns did
everything'in lh«# power to accomplish the arrest
of the raiders. Six of thq.hqrses taken bv the
scoundrels have Ijteen capture^
M - —Cajit Tongei’s pariy have just return
ed, and report that they captured the leader of [die
raiders at Hand Bridge, and recovered >loo,Otto
in. addition to the S 5 J,OOO recovered this morning.
The Canadian authorities ate all qftertltc villain*.’
and there is a good prospect of the capture of the
whole gang. The Governor General of Canada
has telegraphed that-lie will respond to ;i requisi
tion from the United States Government for the
surrender of all the raiders already arrested, and
such as may be hereafter arrested. The St. Al
bans Bank lost $75,000, the Franklin Comm
Bank lost SSo.OOO, and the first National B,nk
Boston. October 20.— The stables at Riverside
trotting patk, in Brighton, were destroyed bv lire
lust night, with twenty-three horses, ’ including
some of the best trotting stock in tiie country. The
following are some of tiie famous horses lost :
Young Sutton and .Major Kimbell, both owned In,
■I. E. Maynard ; Beele, of Hanford, and match.
Lady Litchfield; the wed known horse Frinee,
and a splendid hav horse; six horses belongin'' to
Mr. Breckwiih, of Hartford; Black Hawk aud
it legtaph, owned by Reuben liana : Buchanan
and Far, owned by Mr. Osborne, of New'York :
Grey Eagle, owned by C. 11. Blanchard, of Bos
ton ; Albany Maid, owned by Mr. Whitcomb ; a
magnificent bay gelding, owned bv Mr. Stephan
Hays ; a fine colt belonging to Mr.’ Helium : and
the gedling Rapid, which, trotted on the track yes
terday in u five mile race. Tiie loss of voting and
\ doable stock is also great. This fire spread so
rapidly that very few of (lie horses in tin; stable
eottid be saved.
Major-General Butler is a man of notion a=
well ns r,t words. His decision of character, and
prompt, business-like method, arc uiiiike the red
tape tardiness u inch thwarts cxjteditious move
ments atitong many of our officers. On tin l2:lt
he notified Major Ul ld, the Rebel Commissioner
of Exchange, .that, as he had been informed that
from one hundred to one hundred and fifty United
States colored soldiers, taken prisoners, had been
• laced at work n|ron the fortifications- in front ol
Richmond, and where they were exposed to the
file of our batteries, and that unless thev were dis
charged from that labor he would pm an coital
number of Rebel prisoners in out- hands to work
under sitmilar cx|«isure. Ae notified the Rebel
General Ewell of the same determination, and
the latter promised an answer by eleven o’clock
on the 13th. It did not come. Butler waited
until noon, when, not desiring to be trilled with
be ordered that one hundred an. twentv-seven o!
the Virginia Reserves should he picked our to
perform the labor intended. The negro prisoners
have been put to work hy the Reserves in front of
ti c Richmond And it is a just plan of
retaliation, to subjew- the Reserves, who are our
prisoners, to the resjioiisiliilitv, and thus relieve
other Rebel prisoners. The Reserves are compos
ed ot the “ first families of Virginia, Vnen who
ha\c hitherto escaped fighting, “because thev
■ °' v, 'ed .niggers”, but they are now called into ser
vice, in consequence of the pressing wants of the
Reliols at Richmond. They are the
most aristocratic, and most pretentions advocates
of the Rebellion, and this act of making them hos
tages lor the good treatment of the “Yankee ifo
gers, must seem to them so hard a tale as to be
monstrous. Not only have these scions of nobili
ty been condemned to work, but thev have been
send to Dutch Map, where, wish the black Ft deni
soldier, they may help to excavate that celebrated
canal, and at the same time he tauriit Ait the
poor negroes have suffered under lhVci™ties of
Rebel battery at Rowlett's House. The brave
hearts of these men sunk within them when thtf
were informed of their fate. It was bad enough
for “ gentlemen” to be pm to work—it was ~-orec
to lie compelled to work in companionship with
the “ niggers”—bin it was the worst of ail to be
put under tlie malicious lire 61 their own friends.
In the agony of the prospect, manv of them ofie cd
to take the oath of allegiance ; but this suden con
version into loyalty at the twelfth hour did not
avail them. Butler is not to be deceived bv unv
“ dodge" of that kind. They were marched off
under gard, and on the 14th thev were pm to wok
m the mot disagreeable situation that thev we-e
ever placed in during their lives. Thev are'order
ed to work ten hours a day. or as long as th’-ir
comrades ot the Reserves compel the United States
prisoners to labor. orders were is
sued that any of them who attempted to escape I
should he shore Their predicament, it mav he 1
Saul, is peculiarly propping ; but by such means
tuny is it-possible to infuse proper ideas of human- 1
ity. and ot their duties to prisoners, into Con fed
crate min-Js.
A Rwtßt 1) si C'.vtTL’itKn.—An officer who
yaniii up troni Ci*v Point to-dav, savs tlic Wash
ington Stnr of Tuesday, had with !dm an m-lv
lonkitip specimen of the genus canine, which lie
guarded very carefully. The dog. it was
a great p. t witli both onr own and the rebel niche’s
in front ot Hancock’s Corps. The dog had been
trained to carry messages between the pickets V
rebel paper would be.„placed in his month and he
would scani-KM- rtf to the Union hues, deliver or,
the paper utul return with a northern [u,,er. jp,
has been pnirnsted with Jwckages of coth-e and. to
liatx-o, and always dchwred them pffiLptJv aiid
sateh. iV rebels, however, tried to make Ve of
of their fronl portion
t thur lines lo another, and the fonr-legg«l mes
senger haviAg beep caught with one of these mes
sages, he was confiscated and brought North
BANK AT ALTOONA," of the stare of
IVuasjlvauu, i»u th<* runaiug «f tha ft ret Monday of Oc*n
lK. i r, Ibdlr
Capital rsocfe pain m~
Ho tvs rv oivtvl r'iom Comptroller
luiliviihmj Dnpusiu ..... ....
'Cuii«sl th»
Profit ami L<j>>
Sol'-?ai’.'J ?‘iIU A--
Du > Naii-MKil n»»ks
*' ’ l DtlilT Jliinfe*,....
U. *K>; -is it I ai;h Treasurer to stintru
Ci; |r..; cs.,
L ; . S. with Treasurer to secure
*T.JW- 00
<-V’t mi h.ia.l ia cir culali .filiis Hank la.?, 1-5 00
• oi Hanks l.iiOO 00
? 300.00
C.i>h on hand mi circulating Tender not>'3 W.4V4 00
SjK‘d>.* 1.-4-J 70
I. l>. T. CaMwcU; w'First National Dank At A\~
tooini, d*» sob-muly ullirm tin* above statement id Ira*
to the bestcl inv knowledge and belief.
1). T. CA bDWELI*, Cashier.
SUiU of IVnnsy’runia, County of Jituir.
Swum to and Mtb.-cribed before me this 3rd day of Octo
ber lyfU.
Oct. 8, I*ol —3t
Altoona Academy
WILL BE OPcHtbioX *■',
Wednesday, Oct. 12. 1864.
All the branches usually (aught in such
Institutions will bo taught in this.
UEV. M. C. WILSON', Principal.
Gi;o. W. Patton. Secy
Hoard of Trustees.
Oct. Ist. t'f.t.
1804. SPRING 1864.
I take pleasure in issuing this my Spring
advertisement. thmuirb which I would inform iny friend*
««d the public generally that 1 hare just returned from
the Kiwi where I haw purchased a fre*h Stock of
of the Latest Styles, and ad to quality, color and price can
not fail to please all classes.
I have also bought uu Immense stock oY
the majority of which are city-'make and will be guaran
teed. My assortment of Ladies’ami Childrens’ Shoe* u
complete, all of which. I am now offering nt a small ad
vance on wholesale prices.
lh*'public will be greatly Ix-nciu-d by gDing this tle ir
attention and cail and examine my rtock. a* 1 feel cunfi
dent I can pleas - all.
JAMES S. MANX, Main street,
Altoona, Fa,
JL at Public Sale, on the F>>nr h tf.ty of Xor'nib’ r. Iso-i.
his entire stock ot YOU Nil FKUIT TULLS, now grow ing
in his nursery, near Altoona, of Apple. Peach,
i’c-ar. Pin o. Apricot tin.l such other Fruit Tree- a- are
generally found in a nursery. Sal- lircomue-iire at 10
o'cl.-ck. A. - on the Irh ot November and emiLutm’ until
ali Tie—are su’d. U. B. TAB,i *!l,
Sepr. 10. I'OL-lim. AV-vf.-VM m
undersign;--! having tak-a on: Letter* of
i lation o:» tii- e-c/.te of Chri-tiaUT Wayne. lafe «>f A it-aia.
iu the county ot IMair, and state of i’-.-nn-vivani.i. d-.t 'd.
all persons indebted to said estate are notified to c ;li ;u,d
piy their indebtedness. nod 4ill p- having d dais
against the estate of said decedent are notified to niak'i
known the same to the under-igacd with >ur delay.
I.ULIS i b.U lv.
Aibiiiiii-trator vf OiifiatLiua Wurrt.i, dccM.
Altnonii. o-t. t. 1m;;. ut.s
Am. Xutkv i' livrrby -iwn il, it Lrtters of AUsaiiiKtra
on ths TAOMAS -McDtUMll i', i..:- ..f township, n« r’,l. hay., h v , u t-j the und-r
-n—alni'' as .vi-jjvsaul. All persons tluai
in«lt.‘litvl to naiil* arc i equt-stiMi f.» i.j ; .
:u':Jliat■• payiiK 1 ■ ii-t. ami thu-o bavin-T claim* will pit—vLt
tlu* sanm. -itilj uuth-'Utitxil-<l. il«r svttleuiof.t.
* A<i i,t i:t iztrij.tri.r.
Sc-pt. 17— Cl.
Dissolution of eautnuhsiiip.
■—'Solirf is hereby pivcn that the I’arlner-fiip hi I"
*V f . ,r< '"•!»■« iui’Kkv .4 cuuaur. otUuct
Maker, and tinhimkeis, lias-. Ward, has tint
• IUV hern dissolved !,y consent. All person. know
mi,- theni-elv.s indebted to said Arm will call and
ci-ttlo nnniedi.i'ejy, JOHN'- lIICK'KY.
«S-Tti.> l-0.-ks and accounts of the firm at.- in the
hands „t John Hickey. «1,„ will receive all m..nev dun
tin- firm mol pay all dehts. lie will continue the biiMncu
•it the old stand.
A ! to JL pi. IsGl.-Ut.*
IV/f ftLliOOL’—i ho winter
rerm t,r the Memorial School, adji.iniij.Mh* Zi■:*.
Church. Za*t Altoona. will op«?u ou MONDAY nvxt
■Jet. and continued tin; usual p*i Kni. .as* lu-rctnluiv
oct - MAUY £. SfZWAKT.
■ L n . 'TI aft . , : r l£<si. tU<- jiricu ofGu
Mill lift J-J.-iO |i. r 10l)i) cubic f.-cl. Gas aline off if bill, are
not pmu within o day* after presentation.
By order of li uirdof
T 5. F. !U<£. &c. if- Trd"3.
, V f i lll " 1 ! - v .“ n ' 3 C Mi "B viptn yva,, 01. l a,,,], ir.
i-iu*b linch, in mife ami Kvurk*. mil stand vritht-u;
tied mid not afraid ofa Iw.vuir.tivv. f,, r wart
°dct's . u - u - itoKwsL.
Pet, i. 1-S6l—J:t - Tyrone Pa.
W t)..— rtirpe Blacksmiths to
lftlrn Axe Mnkimr, and SIX Oil MO UK men
Helpers, are wanted miuiediateiy at'Mann's Axe FactorV
near Ywistovrn BtwksmUU., ran reiUitc fr.fn. slvsn U
i>. and Helper* from $2 to sist>. Ort 1 ' j Se -; t
FOK valuable lot, situate id
vl to ?D*' For further iuforuiation imjuirvof
an e M ~ tr E- It. McCRCM.
Haik, hat, tooth, SIIA vino
Paint, Saab ami Varnish brushes at
il tiona just received and for sale br *
Oct, 15-tfi J.B. HILEMAn
1V EW AND improved styles
XI of Tranks. Valises ami Car(iet-B*g», at
I‘aint, also Chrome. Green. Yellow, I'aris Green: irj
»ua irraniid oil at H-Sf.j KKSStKK S SU
situated on Branch Street. Altoona. Prict* «125
Au*. It, 186Mf. IiITTXHI
JUST RECEIVE])— A Lot ,>f IVui.c
J in. 1.*3. 7 64.]
PLAIN & I 1 AN LA \ I'-S’l’S, ot" every
■‘ire nml stvlast LAOOUMAX'S."
-AV* - 1A ts can b.- f.n-.n,' at LAt&RM.IX'*
A rAN]) HU\> COATS. ol every
’-M- -“‘>l' au;l color, of go.*! quality. at
__ 1_ ’ LAUGUMA.Vj*
j. *’> aureus
"t ami f..-r -uU h{ ■« pill'JC'ilKY"?
N!A\ STOKE, corner
A. «.»aufj Virjriira *?t».
Al tor Men »nj B«y«. U um.nlliyt
.str ; r»..sfo co
. !:; • i»d
. tc-ti.v;;
!O.M«S If
150.000 00
Notary Public,
ItEIOART’S Dnijt St.«.
local r
Blair County Elect
Oi ltl .n miuked itm
Aitoon*. I.
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■ w
Uollid»T»bttrg, K W 1W
v w. w uw
QUhartatV ....
Ci«X i 't H,rt ;
JunittdT *
Tyrone tp.,
T»> lor,
Tyrone Imr.,
Nurth WooUkerry,.
Altoonm, IC. I*l
*♦ W, W 100
*• N. W., 77
Uollirifcytburg, E, \\ 00
“ w. w;,..n0
C'uthai jut*.
FiVfdom ,
Sin deT 1
Tyrouu tp.
Tyi.m«» b0r.......
Bf, Woodlierry,
. . Assembly
J. (>. Adlum, [no opposition.
A. .S. Morrow, [no opj>osition.
Robert Waring, [no opposition.
• Trasurrr.
Duvid Stitch?!*, [n-» op^tosiiion,.
Poor Direrto
Samuel Moore, [no
Ja - >{. Wcidensall, [no up|»oslti
M. I>. Thacher,
Juries Claubangh received
t( m North WiynlbeiTy towns
l’i?e soldier** vote on Sheriff
Luafkicism.—The term “gen
to be applied .with ijnalificatio
many who know how to-put on
the gentleman who possess cdu
plishments, and yet take ad van
f'hiii on which such conduct n
piny the loafer and the boor.
spirit exhibited in two or tl
| r.-eiou minstrel exhibition, aiui
, im , "i ings. The faults which .
ic complain of are, wearing i.
[ Indies, loud talking and lau.
I making boisterous and ancon .
I fee. (applause should Ik; t
I hands,) slapding up between p
I vin-e and the stage, changing m
I nvlse.i&e, The error with the-
to lie in the supposition that tie
the occasion which will admit i
Now wo contend tiiat there is ti
lie nature, however iitsigniik-a
mini hers, in which a man has
tilt! he is a gentleman. It tnij
throw contempt upon that \vh
teinptiblc, but it is ratber dirtici
>nn exciting the disgust of oilier
himself the most contemptible r
We hojie a 'void io those t vh<
defrv.t will be sufficient toreim
the A. M
Itn- lecture on “jiaradoxes in cl
bv Tlicodoro I>. Hand, of I'tui i
Library Association, on Thins
was worthy of a larger uudier
upon it. Chemistry is very sin
stood and-cxcecdingly useful, v
Lave less knowledge on this siil
tithers which are of no henclit t
performed the experiment oi
liquids and producing some fiv
coiors ; also, of mixing two coh
jpnxlucing one almost color!;
.ligitled a candle with a piece of
tnmter, by the way, when you k
made water boil morn raph
; l0 . !l,e ' w ttle containing it, and
boiling by applying,heat. Bv
ingredients, in different qiLti
them t.i produce' ice in one ca
the miter. These and many
wefc performed and explained.
L-lt ashamed of the array of etiij
greeted the lecturer, and we 1
exhibition of slight-of-hand,
Kurtz’s Hall, (Frida
Mass Mektwos.—A Uemoc
will be held in ibis place, on
next, October 25th, whjcjt, wi!
Hon. H. I). Sntton, of NewW
A grapd Union mats mectii
this place, on. Saturday, Koven
and evening. Jndgo Knox.
Hon. Edward McPherson,and ,
l) re«nt to address the md
arrangements Are being made
and it is expected to be a grand
j a®. Wo do not publish tho
rn thw district, for the reason
whe official A ; urns of Centro <
I lames, Union, are undersioo.
|the soldiers’ yore. ■ .