The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, February 18, 1865, Image 2

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The Sanctity of the Sabbath.
Quite an animated discussion took place I
recently, in .the Senate of this State,mpon
theisuigect of the Sancttiy of the Sabbath.
There being a certain resolution under
consideration, Mr. Clymer of Berks
county, moved an amendment to it, the
substance of which was, that Passenger
Railway Companies in the City of Phila
delphia shall be .compelled to run their
cars, Mnpon the first day of the week,
üßutdly mUed Sunday, between the hours
of 6 Mill., and 8 P M.” The noble
stand tijken by Senator Hall against this
amendment, is greatly to his
credit. The proposition is repugnant to
alt oar ideas of the inviolability of God’s
holy day.
. After the mover had supported his
amendment in a speech of some length,
Mr. Hall replied as follows:
Mr. HALL. I am surprised at the remarks I
of my friend, the Senator from Berks. If his 1
idea is to catch a popular vote at the expense of
religion and the sacred character of that holiday
called Honda;, the Senator is entitled to ail he may I
by it. j am opposed to everything of the
I§Bd—na;, farther, I would vote fora bill to pro- I
vent any railroad company from running their I
/»»m oaStmday unless necessary to cany the mails. I
Let the temind the Senator that it would not be I
profitable even in a pecuniary point of view. The I
whole history of the past shows that the railroad I
companies nuke no money by such a course. It I
is,.moreover, a clear violation of the plain statute, I
and which' has,been in force as far back as seventy I
years. It is contrary to the better principle of I
means that principle has existed in all time gone 1
by. It is .contrary to law and to right. It may I
be that rich' people ride in carriages and violate I
the Sabbath .day; -bat because such is the fact |
we would not be justified in permitting or com- I
polling these companies to run their cars on Sun- I
day, 1 can never vote for a proposition of that J
kind,andif every man in the Senate would rise I
help,to-day and call upon me so to vote a* a phil- I
anffiropist, 1 would say, no, sir; all questions of this J
kina mast give way before the greater questions of I
my doty to observe the holy Sabbath day. 1
Mr. Speaker, I would just say here, in regard to I
tbq propositions of my very worthy friend, the I
Sehator from Erie, (Mr. Loway,) that whilst 1 I
agree withhii* to a certain extent, I will not vote 1
for the proposition be has submitted ; because I I
beUeve that under the law of the Ipnd as it no?.
exits, colofed people cannot be expelled from the I
railroad'esrs. Ido not agree to put statute upon I
statateavdlaw upon law for the purpose of ruling
add declaring merely the same thing. I will not.
Tote agamst his proposition, because that vote
might ne imsrepresented. On the main question
therefore, ! shall not vote at all. I have taken
occasidn ,to taj ,thns much in order that 1 may not
be considered as on the “dodging list,” for I never
dodge any question. On the proposition submit- j
to4ly the Senator from Berks, (Mr. CltmlKß,) I;
shall vote ‘io,” because! believe it to bean at
i temp io violate the sanctity of Sabbath day.
To these remarks Messrs. Glymer, Don
ovon and others replied in favor of the
amendment. Mr. Hall then apoke against
it in tjbh fpUpjring spirited manner:
Mr Hall.- , 1 feel deeply interested in this snb
, joqti, beqaosc iregard it as one of the greatest im
portances toe Christian world, and of more im
portance, In the jaigement of the people of Penn
sylvania, tlvtp any subject that has or will be
bropgbt pefpt* the Senate. The .Senator appeals
tomef w.weskv mortal man, a man who knows
thaVMi'short comings are great, a man that does
not |lO/his whole doty toward God and man—the
Senator appeals to me, and asks me whether 1
hafo rievfer viblated the holy Christian Sabbath.
I -*■“»<*> him yes. Is he stainless in this respect ?
becadso I have and because he has, is
thq| kIWFO why this deliberate body is to place on
. its jpnnialsj so far as we can make it, a law that
conStW others to do wrong ? I cannot so agree,
*ir. tban sereot; years ago the Legislature
</ Betwylvanmnnanimously passed a law, which
' hak Rmtfhed iipda dor statcte book from that day
to -this, aod hehich. iain direct conflict with the
prinytjdas meytfd by the[Senator from Berks to be
person shall do or perform any worldly
employment or bosiness whatsoever on the Lord's
day, compjonly called Sunday, works of necessity
and iewuy i-oply excepted, shall use or practice any
unliwfhl gape, banting, shooting, sport or divcr
liao whatsoever on tbe same day, and be convict
ed fooh person so ofiending shall,
for’ertny such offence, forfeit and pay four dollars,
to be favie«l by diBtrea, or in case be or rite shall
refuse or neglect to pay the said sum, or goods and
chattel* cannot be found, whereof to levy the satnV
by he or she shall suffer six days of im
prundtDw in. Ae house of correction of the proper
comity." . , f '■
1 That, apt -was passpd on the 22d of April,-1794;
and in,accordahce yrith-the principle there enun
ciated, oh thSellA m iAipril, 1846, the Legislature
nnsa&nousJy passed another law, which reads as
part of an act of Assembly heretofore pass
; ed, shall be construed torequireany canal or rail
road company to attendtheir works on Ac Sabbath
day, £*4he jmrpoae of expediting or aiding the
pcssage of any boat, craft or vehicle along the
•sOMi'fany 'danse or clauses in their respective
Chartres imposing a penalty for not aiding boats,
i' to pate within a certain time, to
Ae contrary 'notwithstanding.”
- Seventy years ago it was thought best to protect
the sanctity of Ae Sabbath, by throwing around it
Ae shteldpf State law, which, if it Ad not compel
its ohservaote, at least prevented' its open desecra
tioa by people seeking to accnmolate gain.
Notwithstanding these Laws, Ae Senator from
Berks comes here and proposes to repeal Aem and
etmysf passepger railway corporations to run their
. care bn AeßabbaA—for what? Why, nr, that Ae
lager beer balls and places of public amusement
AAe outskirts of our large cities may be bene
fittOd'aitd motley put iqto Ae’pockets of Ae pro
prietors of Aose places of resort. Startling pro
position in the year 18661 ( The Senator says that
people’id cities ttse private carriages on Sunday
‘ for Ae pnrpdee of attending church. I grant that
, It is so in city and country boA, bat they do not do
it to make money. They do not eiAer ride or
walk tbehureb to enrich themselves and pursue I
their wwidly employment. But it is cot necessary
-tat rtrere.cMophS *ho wish to enjoy “sunshine? that
A* can ihdnld inn. sir, the proposition is Aon-
sirens, the very donnle distilled qnintescence oi INTERESTING QUESTIONS * ANSWERS A Thrilling Scene on the Mieeiesippi
infidelity. And if Ae ©emocratie party desire to MafaTIVE to the On the evening of the 28A of December * pafty
array themselves against Chnsriemty, as lately -w-v- 0 T of four persons stwted from Winona
they arraye4 themselves against freedom, let them r J 3Q U« O. JuOaiL. i-*, The party consisted offer.
of Aeworid will called on, sEWnclfW one«f tim pnblftfcani of the
to jndge of Asm aete This to do M j. yC ooke,of Philadelphia, who tor so long , Winona Rspublian, and Hisa Mary: Farrington,
wuh the mmn th? Senator from Ene time of the popular 600 ito0e .rfldr. W. W. Williams and *ss
Ido not intends vote for that, for the reason I milUon j.*) joit heen appointed by . M . p. White, in another sleigh. They wewWt
totve already given, that I think tt Is the law now. ■ Fememfan, the General Agent todis- ' &rh pteasnre rideontfte nvef WhenoearTrem-
Bnt whether passenger railway companies have « i 0 f the only popular Loan now offered for aale peleaithev made a mistake, whichhas often been
not the right to exclude colored people from their j C^ he Government, Viz: the ‘SEVEN-THIRTY. - £*fa bv Arsons not familiar with the road, and
cars, when you come to tell me that they snail j j n enter ;n{; upon his duties be desires to an- ; instead of turning to the left a short distance
carrv people ot any color on the first day of tilc i gwer plainly the large number-of questions daiW abore the Tillage, and taking the channel of the
week, I tell you, sir, and I tell Ae Senator from , u( j hourly propounded to him, so that his fellow- river leading to that place, they passed to the right
Berks, nsvsr by my lf the Senator can gain eonntrymfcn may all understand what this “7-30 of the island opposite the place, and discovered
any honors or notonetr by this wholesale attempt is, what are its peculiar merits, how they j their mistake onlv when, haring passed the island
to overturn the Sajbath day, let him wear the one subscribe for or obtain the notes, Ac. : Ae lights of Ae village appeared in the distant*
or enjoy the other. , . . Ist Question- —Why is this Loan called the ito the left and behind them.
I point him to the statute of 1794, to Ae senes Loan? j The party Aen turned and directed their course
of statutes from that day to this ;. and I tell him, Antwer _i t Interest, in currency, at Ac I Mrogg and ip the river, guided by Ae light* of
sir, that the judgment of the rerv.people for whom DoUlirs and thirty ,»ch year, ! the village. Mr. Carey was ahead, and driving
he appear as wanting Ae - hat their . huD dred dollars making Ae interest as * a brisk trot, hU spirited bourse holding his head
judgment when theycometo that thentie. followg : ? high, and depending wholy upon Ae bit for gui
a God and that that God has declared that one Qne on $5O nMe He £ marke( i Miss Farrington that,
(fay of the-week belong to him, and that that day Two cents “ * “ JOO “ las thev had strayed awav from the beaten road
shall not be violated I say to t(ie Senator from Ten .. 4t 500 .< they had been fortunate ’in escaping air holes in
Berks, that even unthtnktngpeojde wiU agree Twentv .. 1 000 “ Ae ice. Hardly had he finished the words, when
Aat he iswrong. This tsnot the *V' » One dollar “ “ 6,000 “ Ae fatal plunge was made, and Ae dark and ice
age the diffusion of happing* or tp get the blessing. and how can they be ob- cold water closed over Aeir heads. Mr. Williams
ot “pure air and sunshme." This gloom, >as only about two rods behind. He instanUy
impenetrable gloom a gloom tlwt will settle o- _They are for sale, at par, and ac- rained his horse, sprang from his sleigh, and ran to
ever and ever on any one who undertakes to v,o- Bub . TreMarie ,. National the edge of Ae iZ He saw his friend struggling
late doit time and other Banks, and all Bankers and Brokers. . with his horse in the rapid current, and called to
1 trust, sir, the proposition will be withdrawn. QuestionZ-Whea is Ae interest payable and him : “Where's Mary?" “Oh, God! I don’t
Remember we live m tbe nmeteenth The faow coU(xtM , know!" w« Ae reply.
Senator from Berk* says that he has as great ade j^ Wßerm —The Coupons or Interest Tickets are Williams now saw the young lady on the sur
sire to see Ats day observed ptpperly as »»? <>“ due 15th of February and 16A of Angnst in each face below him, floating, rapdly down. He ran
in Ae Senate. I trust so, nr. Let him nowsh an a can be cut off from Ae note, and will be below and endeavored to approach Ae edge of Ae
it Sinful as 1 am, I never can agree to by nv Sub-Treasurer, U. S. Depository, fae, but twice he found himself sinking on portions
National or other Bank or Banker. j the ice broken off by his own weiglt, and from
the Sabbath day shall be obliterated, and 4(A Ooejfios.^-When must Ae Government which he leaped back on Ae solid ice. She was
ahall recmve a ptemtum for vmlanug it. A decent 7.30* ? now so far under the dark current that he could
regard alone for the opinions ofothers shouW pre- m Anno „_ Tha dn e in two years and-a- gee but Uttie more than her cap, and this but dim
yent Ais. Society and the ordfaary lies of soc hgif from the loth of February, 1865 ; vis: on the fa. He succeeded in getting below her, discovered
intercourse among rational people forb.d it. The mJ projecting portion of ice, under which Aonld
law of men is set against it, J“* d ® fit A Question. —Must I receive back my money ghe pass, all hope would be gone. It was the work
commands you w “remember the Sabbath day and 1g67 ? of anfa slant toprostrate himself on the ice. and
■keep it holy. ■ Antvter.—Wo I not unless yon prefer to (Jo so— posh out so far as to reach beyond this edge. Ho
The amendment was loet by the follow- the Law gives you Ae right to demand from Ae was now ready, and, as the sinking girl floated
; n _ significant vote • Govertiment, at Aat time, eiAer your money or toward him, he could hear her repeating a prayer
° ‘ . an equal amount, at par, of Ae famous and popu- that Ae might be saved. ~
On the amendment of Mr..’Clvmkr, lar 5-20 Gold Bearing 6per cent. Loan. “I cant save you now, Mary,” was Ae word of
The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Question.— How much do you consider Ais encouragement, and as she came wiAin his left
LOWRY and Mr. CLYMER, and were as fol- privilege 0 f conversion, into 5-20 Loan, to be hand was all that he cotild get The long reach
low, viz: worth ? which he was compelled to make, the sinking of
Yeas—Messrs. Clymer, Donovan, James, Lat- Answer.—6-20s bearing Gold Interest from Ist her body as the weight of his band rested upon
ta, M’Sherry, Randan and Stark—7. , 0 f November, are, to day, worth 9 per cedt. pre- her'hand, and the force ofthe current came near
Nats—Messrs. Bigham, Bucher, Champneys, m ; nm jf they are worth no more at the end of drawing him entirely off Ae ice. Bnt, carefully
Donfap, Fleming, Graham, Haines, Hall, Noge, t jj e two ygarg and-a-half, when you have a right balancing himself, he succeeded in getting her
Hopkins, Householder, Lowry, M’Candless, j 0 them, than they note are, mis premium added bead out of Ae water, and by taking bold other
Nichols, Ridgway, Royer, St, Clair, - Wallace, t 0 the interest you receive, will give yon at least, arm with his right band, and placing bis left hand
Walls, j Wilson, Worthington and Turrell, Speaker pg r cem. per annum for yoor money—but Ae upon Ae ice, Ae glove of which instantly froze
—22. opinion is Aat they will be worth more than 9 fast, he was get her in such a position
per cent, premium at that time. that he held her until help, attracted by Aeir cries,
Tth Question. —What other advantage is there arrived, which was a|x>at half an hour. The vil
in investing in Ae 7-30 Loan ? lage was about half a mile off, but by Aa assist-
Answer. —They cannot be taxed by States, ance of Miss White, some one was made to bear
Counties, or Cities, and this saves you two to five the cry.
per cent, on your income, as all railroad and How long mas' have been Aose fearful moments
oAer bonds, and stocks, mortgages, Ac., are before help arived I While holding on in this
taxed,-not only by the Government, but by States, way, Ae horse swam by them, probablywith the
Counties and Cities. sleigh hanging below in deep water. There was
Bth Question. —How does Ac Government raise great danger of Ais coming directly against them
the money to pay the interest, and is it .safe and and sweeping the lady away from Ae Ann grasp
sure? by which she .was now held, but Ae animal passed
Answer. —The Government collects, by taxes, them, and went nnder the ice below. Mr. Will
internal revenue, and duties on imports, fully jams now csOed toMrs. Carey, but received no re
three hundred millions each year. This is nearly ply. He bad also disappeared below Ae surface,
three times as much as fa needed to pay the Inter- or under Ae ice. Help at length came,
est on all the debt, and as soon as Ae war fa ended, The people on hearing Ae cry supposed it* to
the amount not needed to pay Ae interest will be proceed from on opening a little further down Ae
used in paying off Ae debt. Our Government river, and proceeded to tins place first. This mis
has twice paid off all her debt, and can easily do take lengthened Ae distance and the time. A
so again. The interest is sure to be paid promptly, rope was first thrown, bnt Mr. Williams was una
and the debt itself is the very safest investment in ble to adjust it.' A pole was next; extended to
the world. It is as safe as a mortgage on a good ih-.-ra, and in some way, by Ae aid of Afa, Aey
farm, and pays a better interest. It is, la fact, a succeeded in drawing the young lady now tmeon
first Mortgage on all lands, all incomes, all rail- sions, upon Ae cold ice, and of rescuing her pres-'
road and canal bonds, and bank or oAer stocks, server from his perilous position. It was not until
mortgages Ac. . several boors after Miss Farrington had bepn re-
Nothing can be safer, for we are all bound for it, moved to a comfortable room in the village, that
and all that we have is held and firmly hound for she so far recovered as to be conscious,
the payment of principle and interest. How fool- .
ish those people are, who keep, idle, end locked np,
Aeir gold and greenbacks, or purchase mortgages
or railroad stocks and bonds, which pay only Sor
6 per cent, interest, when these Seven-Thirties
pay (counting the premium on Five-Twenties,)
over ten par cent., and are so much safer and
9<A Question. —How many Seven-Thirties are
Aere, and how mneb remains unsold ?
Answer, —There are only about Aree hundred
and twenty-five millions authorized by law, and
only abont one hundred and' ninety millions ,re
main unsold.
10M Question. —How long will it take you to
.sell the balance ?
Answer- —There me about 800 National Banks
all engaged in selling Aem ; also a large number
of Ae old banks, and at least Aree thousand of
private bankers and brokers, and special agents
will be engaged in all parts of Ae country in dis
posing of them to Ae people.
IDA Question. —How long will It take to sell
the whole ?
Answer. —ln less than Aree months, Aey will
be all sold, and will no doubt, Aen sell at.a pre
mium,'as was the case wiA Ae old Seven-Thir
ties, Ae first Twenty-Year Loon, and the Five
The above questions and answers, it fa believed,
will give full information ta all. If not, the' Gen
eral Subscription Agent, or any of Ae Banks or
Bankers employed to sell Ae Loan will be glad to
answer all questions, and to fnrnfah the Seven-
Thirties m small or large sums, (as the notes are
issued in denominations of $5O, $lOO, $5OO,
$l,OOO and 5,000,) and to render it easy for all
to subscribe-rAus fulfilling Ae instrnctions of
Mr. Fessenden, Who earnestly desires that Ae
people of the whole land, (as well as Ac capitalists,)
Aall have every opportunity afforded Aem ofob
tainting a portion of tiis most desirable in-
So the amendment was not agreed to.
We are pleased to a number
of Democrats voted against the amend
ment, showing thal they ate sound on this
question, and we hope, the day may never
come when a proposition to ignore the
Sabbath, shall receive the sanction of our
War News.
From the tone of some of the Rebel
papers one would be led;to suppose that
their cause, was hopeful, that all was go
ing right for them, but a glance at their
news items puts a different face on the
story. They admit that Gen. Sherman
has entirely outgeneraled, the Rebel gen
erals in South Carolina, and that bis vic
torious army is gradually approaching the
Rebel eapitol- His movement out of Sa
vannah entirely deceived them. They
could nut determine wither he would
strike Charleston, on his right, Augusta
on his left, or Branchville directly m his
front. They were compelled to guard all
these points, for should they concentrate
at one he would be sure to strike another.
The consequence has beep that they at
tempted to guard all with small forces,
Branchville has been struck and captured.
Augusta is threatend add probably cap
tured ere this time, while a portion of his
forces, under Gilmore have taken a posi
tion within two miles, of Charleston,
which is reported evacuated. Meantime
the forces which captuied Bjpnchville are
marching on toward Columbia, the capi
tal of South Carolina, and will have that
place ere another week. ?
While Sherman has been thus glorious
ly moving forward, the Army of the Po
tomac has kept the Richinond army busy,
thus holding it at that point and prevent
ing the reinforcement of the Hebei army
in front of Gen. Sherman. Gen. Terry,
at Wilmington, fully occupies the atten
tion of all Rebel troops centered at that
point. To hold' those at Richmond and
Wilmington where they, are, seems to be
the desire of Gen. Grant, thus allowing
Gen. Sherman to move Northward with
out heavy opposition, until he can make a
junction with Gen. Terry and then with
the Potomac army. It is a grand move
ment, in which failure is not anticipated,
and the end of which will end the rebel
lion. The Rebels know .this, and ip order
to recruit their army forthe final struggle,
Gen. Lee has issued -an order offering
amnesty to all deserters, who shall re
enter the army within twenty days.
A heavy land force, to co-operate with
the fleet, is about to proceed against
Mobile. The place is reported evacuated,
but this is not believed. ; Whether evacu
ated or not, it must soon come into pos
session of Uncle Samuel.:
(STThe Mew York Commercial'! Washington
specials says Admiral Goldsboro is in this city
perfecting the organization of the fleet for Euro
pean water. It it expected its composition will be
such as to be highly Creditable to the connry. It
will be composed of some of onr finest and largest
frigates which, the recent naval successes have
released from blockading duty, and possibly an
iron clad, one of the largest class, may be added
to it.
gjgT~ The Louisville Journal urges the Kefir
tacky Legislature to ratify the, new constitutional
amendment, saying that the next legislature will,
if this one does*not; that slavery has only a nom
inal existence in the State, and that Kentucky
will surely be free before long.
First National Bank of Altoona, Pa.
Designated Depository and Financial Agency for
the United States, has been appointed Sub-Agent
for the 17th Congressional District of Penn'a,
and has constantly on hand for sale and receives
subscriptions for the above popular Loan
D, T. Caldwell, W. M. Llotd,
A Disgrace Worse Thar Death. —By order
of Major General Qrd, Second Lieutenant St.
John Davis, 199th Pennsylvania Volunteers,
having tendered his resignation, is dismissed
the syvice, with forfeiture of all pay and emol
uments, subject to the appro valof the President,
on the following statement of facts, certified to be
correct by the commanding officer of his regiment,
brigade and division. Lieutenant Davis enlisted
for one year in X99th Begiment Pennsylvania vol
unteers, receiving large bounties from the general
Government and local antborities, and although
well knowing that he was unfit for doty as an offi
cer by incompetoncy, fit sought for position as
such, expecting that as soon as brought into the
field bis otter worthlessness would insure permis
sion for hint to resign, and return to his home with
the bounty he had thus swindled the Government
out of, and at liberty to again practice the
same rascality. Lieut. Davis has never
done a day’s duty with his regiment. He
has, therefore, no claim to pay, having never ear
ned it. A copy of the order of dismissal will be
endorsed on his discharge, that be and bis heirs
may not apply for a pension hereafter, on account
of the Lieutenant’s arduous service in the cause;
gV The original sheet on which were recorded
in Congress the yeas and nays on the passage of
the Constitutional amendment abolishing slavery,
has been signed by Speaker Colfitx and presented
to the Northwestern fair for the relief of negro
The Rebels to Drive the French out op
Mexico.—The Washington correspondent of the.
New York Herald, in spoiking of a conversation
which Mr. Blair had with one of Jeff Davis' cabi
net" officers, says; Having thus paved the way by
a cautious and guarded, introduction or prelimina
ry,'this cabinet official made direct proposition to
Mr. Blair, by way of inquiry, in substance as fol
lows :—“ln the event of onr [rebel] government
deciding to treat for terms and give np the contest,
will the United States government forego emanci
pation, confiscation, Ac.,.and permit us [rebel] to
dispose of our cotton, then leave the country for
Mexico, with the expreaAtanderstaqding (hat no
obstacle shall be placed in the way of the private
soldiers,in the southern army, at least all who may
desire, to follow the leaders into that country 7 If
that will be consented to they will hind themselves
to drive the French under Maximilian ont'of Mexi
co, secure the full control of the Government there,
and, if necessary, pledge its ultimate annexation
to the United States.”
In making this statement, the cabinet official did"
not say that they would agree or were then ready
to treat upon any such terms. He simply desired
to know whether the Administration at Washing
ton would entertain any such proposition. It shqw
ed, however, that the leaders in the southern rebel-,
lion have made up their minds that they cannot
hold put much longer, and are looking around for
'some'place to go to. It is nndonbtedly the sequel
to the hubbub now raised by the rebel papers over
the enforcement of the''Monroe doctrine. •
la response to the inquiry of the rebel cabinet
official, it is said that Mr. Blair’ stated that the
north would not, npon anv contingency, abandon
the idea of emancipation. Furthej’, it is believed
there that no permanent peace can be secured un
less it is accompanied with universal freedom; but
that, as far as confiscation is concerned, the Unis
ted States government were willing to be merciful;
and that he had no doubt but that the south would
find the authorities at Washington lenient if they
would submit.. .
Another Amendment Proposed.
The Constitution of the United Slates is like a
piece of machinery. It was all deliberately framed
for a particular end, and when one part of it is
altered, it is found necessary to adapt other parts
to it, so that all shall work, as purposed, in har
mony. The emancipation of the slaves in the
South, it is discovered, adds largely to its basia of
apportionment, and consequently will increase its
number of Representatives in Congress. By the
Constitution, as it exists, three-fifths of the slaves
only are a basis of representation in Congress.—
But the freeing of those slaves, makes a large
free black population having bo vote, bnt coaming
.man for man with the whites, and consequently
in the Congressional, apportionment adding two
fifths to the representation.
Professor Lieber therefore proposes another
amendment to the Constitution, which is to appor
tion the representatives in Congress according to
the representative number of citizens having the
qualifications requisite for electing members of the
most numerous branch of the respective State
Legislatures. A special census is also recom
mended to take place before the next appoint
ment. It is argued that in every State those
citizens who have a right to vote for the numer
ous branch of the State Legislature have also the
right to vote for members of Congress, and in
every State of the Union it is the State itself
which determines by its own Constitotioa whe
shall have the right to vote for members of the
State Legislature, . Mr. Lieber’s amendment
would deprive the slave States of three-fifths of
their present political power, under the Constitu
tion, or compel them to admit the negro to
suffrage, in order to maintain it.
. Iff?* Maximilian has been having a grand ball
in his Mexican palace. The Empress wore white
■ilk embroidered in gold, a necklace of diamonds,
and a sprig of green leaves in her hair.
The Peeoe Bubble.' T « Usmamid Gaav« or ak Etirktt w
■ TBK Hakrmbosb CrsiniMSW'Tke announce-
It Mi scaicely kit matter of news to oar readers merit of the dea® l of die Bon. Edward Everett,
.that Be much Ul|ai(f(atce negotiations bare *nd the honor* which the. American people have
proved abortive. Sir mo*t reflecting men tpiiparoloiory, rccall a melsncholy incident
such a result. That the shrewd judges of-»« Sptenefed'wUk the EveiMffimii&wthich transpir-
and JboMMcial circles regarded tht Stfin fjtia city?* few yearsaiuce, iA» the time re
whole affair Mr futile was rendered manifest by ajp'i i djlre.a yatmg man H. Everett,
the <#«dine tajof prices, an unfailing barometer hi Harri sburg, a* a jwteia! reporter and
! pAK NotWbg. todccd, served te >hMpN(%ir''’ to be a
importance fttthe negotiations except the charae** nephew oC Hon. EdWMM»«*«t. Many of our
| ter of the negotiators. ~ ; readers remember this personage. He was s
So many versions of Mr. Blair's alleged con- , modest, ahaastuning, and highly educated nndac
vereatioits have been published, that it is difficult | complished young gentleman who was accompan
tp arrive at an authentic account of what he really by a beautiful The, health-of
did report either at Washington or Richmond. — j Thomas Everett was very poor, though eyen that'
But we think, from the general the state- was not as poor as was the scholar pecuniarily;—
ments and the course of events, it is clear that he g e straggled here, manfully, to support himself
has been so far misled by his own wishes a* rt> in- and wife with hia pen, but ; he failed in this,
duce both Jefferson Davis and President Lincoln simply because he was too unobtrnsive, too mod
to believe that there was a mutual disposition to eat, to compete with those by whom he was sur
make terms likely to be satisfactory to both par- rounded. Let na be brief in the relation of our ■
ties. Unless hedid this, it is'hlird TO 'concCive incident. Before even kind sinlingcrscould inter
that the meeting in Hampton Roads cooty eTtr pose to aid the poor scholar and bis young wile,
have happened. Had he taken time to refleck he his disease gained such force that he died—died
might have seen howegregrionsly he was mistaken, alone, in a strange land, with only the pitying
This is a conflict involving the destiny of millions eyes of his anguish-stricken wife to watch his pas
of the human race and millions of square miles of hence to a better world. A few strangers
the most desirable territory on the face of the followed poor Everett w his last resting place,
j earth. ■ It involves the very existence of the>e- where he ndw sleeps the steep which shall know no
public and the perpetuation of its liberties. Yet waking until the archangel's trumpet shall sound
Mr. Blair persisted in looking on it as a matter the end of time, in an unmarked grave. This
for compromise and the management of a/ew incident is recalled, as we have already said, by
politicians. the honors paid to the great and good Edward
The peace we seek is not to be made with the Everett. We do not allude to it reproachfully.—
men who have fomented and controlled the rebel- It is but one of those lessons of life which the
lion. Tlfeir sway at the south must end, or we I world hears in pity for a moment, and then forever
shall have no domestic quiet, however we may j forgets. —Harritburg TeUgrVph. s
cease open war. We can and will make peace
with the southern people, who were dragged into
this war against their wUI, by means of the secret
machinery of the Knights of the Golden Circle.
Those who seek peace through a comptomise with
the rebel-leaders would abandon to their merciless
claws every loyal man in the south who has sided
with us in this conflict, and consign anew to
slavery the unfortunate blacks who have been so
tong looking forward to our triumph for their
deliverance. It is s disgrace to the republic that
men pretending to speak for us should be perpet
ually haunting Bicbmond <* supposed envoys from
the President, apparently bent on begging a peace,
while our gallant soldiers are victoriously forcing
one on the battle-field.
The day of hollow truces and delnsive compro
mises termina'ed in 1860. It can never return,
and those who seek to bring it back labor in vain.
- Popular sentiment is now resolutely determined
that: the Union one and indivisible shall be a
Union without sectional conflicts, without a sep
arate sectional nationality, nursed by its protec
tion and fostered by it*revenues; a Union witb
ont slavery; a Union without treason domesticated
as a sectional institution, preached from pulpits;
taught in colleges, and ranted in the public forum,-
a Union in fact as in form. No other Union is
now possible. No consider able portion of the peo
ple of either north or south would tolerate any
other. Those, therefore, who strive for a Union
on the basis of slavery, do so in vain, and their
hankering .after the flesh-pots of Democracy are
not destined to be gratified. The mourners may
weep if they choose, but it would be much wiser
for them to be comforted.— Norih American.
Privilege and the People
Bishop Simpson told a capital story on Wednes
day evening, in Illustration of the aversion of aris
tocracy to give op its privilege*. He was in Nor
way when the question was before its parliament
of abolishing the nobility. The champion of the
exclusive class described the culture, the refine
ment, the scientific and literary attainments and
lofty pride of the, nobility, and declared that if
their rights were wrested from them and they
were reduced to the level of the common peo
ple, that they would leave the land that had sought
.to humble them, and with them would go much of
'what Norway could ill afford to spare. He con
cluded with “Parcel, you noble streams, you fam
iliar ricks, yon green bills and lofty mountains,
farvel ! farvel 1” and took his seat, conscious of
having made a profound impression. Nothing
. disconcerted, a man of the people arose and said,
“And the rocks and the.bills and the mountains
catch up the cry and return it in responsive echoes,
'tvel, vel,’ and it was well.'*’ 'Scandinavia has not
been injured by its abolition of titular distinctions.
On the coontrary, men are placed more bn their
own merit. A great drag has been removed from
the car of progress. A new impulse has been
given to free .thought, and a more Intense activity
to every department of effort. What took place
there will happen her. With the abolition of sla
very and the overthrow of a more exclusive aristo
cracy than is found anywhere in Europe, a new
era will dawn- upon the South—on the whple
country, in fact... Men will no more stifle their
moral convictions because appealed to in behalf of
slaves; they will no longer explain away the grand
doctrine of human brotherhood because it is sought
to he applied to the black mart. They will not
degrade labor by the curse of man-owning. They
will not chill the aspirations of free thought of one
half laborers of the South by the benumbing lim
itations of serfdom, and limit .the ambition of an
other to the ownership of a negro. The genius of
emancipation will recreate the South, will inspire
ft* poor whites, will kindle into the doll brain and
slnmbering-energies of the colored man, will line
-its'streams with factories and busy cities, will dot
its hill-sides with schools and churches,- will dig
out its rieb mineral treasures, and make its count
less fertile acres blossom as a garden, and men
from the South will join their brethren from the
East and the West in high debate of a common
public utility, no: in angry contentions over a con
flicting social organization ; will concert schemes,
for making this land more and more the asylum
of the oppressed, the inspiration and the example
of the dpwn-trodden and neglected masses of every
clime. We are to become the heralds of popular
liberty, the grand exemplars of the divine doctrine
of human brotherhood, at once the terror of aris
tocracy; and the hope of men everywhere aspiring
to be nee.— Washington CrorUcle.
Alexander H. Stephens in a New Light.—
A Washington dispatch says: We learn that Mr.
Stepens was the most liberal of the rebel deputa
tion, and the most anxious for pesos. To ah ar
my officer, while at Gen. Grant’s headquarters, he
remarked that “We are but one people and should
have but one common interest.” He said the
leaders who have brought on this contest cannot
now say to their people. “Ws have drawn yon
into this war, and now that yon have poured out
your blooiaad ' treasure until want and woe sit
by every fireside of the South, you must abandon
it. That tens of thousands of graves would be
dishonored, if the maimed and emaciated soldiers
who have followed the flag of revolution, impelled
in every campaign by their wives and sisters, with
the moto of independence upon their flag, should
now tnm back without haring accomplished any
thing. As yet we have gained nothing but deso
lation and distress. Yon should not ask, yon can
not think we must abandon *aU and turn back to
our old allegiance. Yon gay slavery is gohe I
admit it holds Its tenure npon a very slender thread;
then there is the more reason why yon shonld con
cede us something.”
His theory was, if we would but treat with them
as an independent nation, that such an agrfifcem
conld be had as would practically unite both the
North and South. He did not seem to think that
they conid get through another campaign without
foariul losses, but ho thought we would be as great
and thought we would triumph in the end, it would
be far better for both to cease,(hie war and treat
for peace. ' •
It was evident that the men who pinnged the
South into this abyss of ruin feel compelled taper-
V* ey we 111 “fidphed in one common
grave, Or force us to treat with them in such a
nianneras wtll justify them for having incited the
Provost Marshal Doses.—The Pennsylva
nia House of Eepresentative* (.has, by a decided
vote, passed a resolution requesting the President
of the United States to remove Major Bichard I.
Dodge, AssistantProvosuMarshal of Pennsylvania,
who is stationed at Harrisburg. This officer is
charged with disregard-'of duty, and actual cruelty
to the volunteers who have assembled, in obedience
to the commands of the President, at Camp Cur
tin. The interest of the country, requires that these
men should be welcomed by the agents of the Fe
deral Government; that they should be kindlv
, cared fotvand that they' shook! by usage, be en
couraged to bear cheerfully the privations which
they have patriotically assum.d to bear. But
Major Dodge seems to have acted upon the policy
of condemning these raw recruits to ‘more severe
usage than they will have to endure upon the
march in an enemy’s countiy after they have be
come hardened to the service. The" conduct bf
Major Dodge is creating dissatisfaction among the
soldiers, who are treated worse than dogs, and in
dignation among citizens who witness the severe
consequences. The life of, a soldier is hard enough
at the best, but if the country wants men they
should receive such treatment at thrir entrance in
to the service as will enable them to goto the front
in good health, so that they may be useful. Con
duct like that imputed to Major Dodge not only
disgusts the men who have freshly volunteered,
and induces desertion, but it discourages others
from volunteering, and is a direct detriment to
the interests of the country.
‘ men are dead their ooulgists often
discover virtues in them which had never been
recognized before. Now that the Smithsonian
Institute is horned, the Washington Chronicle has
discovered that “its architecture was the admira
tion of every visitor to Washington,” and that
viewed from any direction it formed a picture and
model of beauty rarely witnessed." It has gener
ally been compared to a table caster tilled with
peppetr boxes and mustard pots.
Cbaractmistic.)—A staff officer of the 9th
corps writes, that a* the rebel Peace Commission
ers were being escorted opt of oar lines, one of
tijem turned to Gen. Grant and said : “General,
l am anxious to have peace, and I would be wil
ling to leave the settlement to you and Gen. Lee. "
“Well,"said Grant, “I propose to settle it with
Lee this summer.” . ,
■A- The Louisville Prttt, of the 10th, savj
that QcxiiTßEti, the noted Kansas guerrilla, who
bis long been supposed to be dead, is now opera
ting in that State. It says he doubtless intends
•flake Ken tucky, in future, the theatre of his mur-
thieving operations. -He and men of his
gang have been recognized at different points in
tlje State.
tlat <fe Cap Store.
4. FORM tho public that be bae taken charge pftb if e*-
tttdishment, heretofore owned by Jesse Smith, where be
bit now on hand a large and varied assortment of
;Hi« Block ban been selected with great car* and embra*
cJb every color, shape andtjnality, for tb© accommodation
of grave or gay, old or young, rich or poor
jA fall Block of Ladle* and Misses Fnra of all alylsaal
ways on hand. r
|AU he aska ia an examination of bis Block, feeling jwrs
tftat he can please the most fastidious,
| Jan.l4,lBW-tt
AL WORK, or, Every ons hisbwn Doctor—Rein? >
;P,rivata Instructor for mslried persons or those about to
Blurry, both male and female. In every tiling concerning
;tbo physiology end reUtiuns of out sexual system, and
the prudnction or prevention of offspring, including all
the new discoveries never before given in the English
lansnage, by WM. YOUNG, M.D. This is roiHet a vale
able and interesting work. It la wrfttsn in pialkjsD
gnagv for the general reader, and is Illustrated witfr'np
:wards ot one hundred engravings. All young married
people, or those contemplating marriage, and having the
least Impediment to married life, should read this book.
Itdiscloees secrets that every one should be acquainted
with. Still it is a hook that must be locked up, and not
lie about the house. It will be tent to any one on the m
ceipt of twenty-ana. cents. Address DR.-WB.FOOfiO,
ho. 410 SPRUCE Bt, above Fourth, Philadelphia.
JtD. 1866r*6a.* ■
/*■ , ■■ , BROOMS, BRUSHES, 4c, 4c.,
for sale at the [foMJ NATIONAL OROOrSy.
Altoons, Jso. 21, ’B5-tf. NATIONAL GROCERY.
BEANS AND HOMINY for sale at tlie
National Grocery, Altoona.
Jaß.ttpl&rtf . RUSS t POBXT/KWAIT.
‘.A Superior Virgin i*. *od -other cbole* Sntaktbc To
baccoi *t th« . [f«b4] NATIONAL GROCERY.
Boots and shoes plain and
Bute? st
soSchtsil —st the NATIONAL QBOCRBY.
CPICKS—aII kinds—at the
national orognbi.
/"I ASH paid for RAGS, at EAST’S
HtLUNUT BTOBI. Tlrrlsts (L. Al|saa».
2oss efUUlp.
D. W. ALE.
e. C, SMITH.
|Utoima ®
is f iSiS^s
2Sf *nta«t>»yh«4
coverlid. Tberobbe
edfend the scouwlr* might h*»
morn planter bad theircak
ed j B the one point, •» » *«*
mewing at that early how &ey i
foil night to the job. they
ting into the backtope*.they w®
to dig through Mother Wok w*U
vault then drill through a lining
iron secure!* rivited, and then be
deposit* apd money of the but,
to get into* strong iron mfe.
into thi* l*»t, however they nn
Mine valuable* in the vault pUc
sons for safe keeping. .
The ahovn we copy hrun the
week, and add that the key left »
opened Into the alley in them*
marked “U,” and evidently l»
None of that number being foots
lidaysboiß. Mr. Georgs W. Hast
hunt of the burglars, came to thl
inquiry respecting the key. Ooi
Union Hotel, identities! the key
room 11 of his house. To hnsi
the room (or occupy it) hr
turned to the hotel register, and
of ,1 GUmer anti three compank
sons were known lo be still in
Ely was summoned to assist i
While Mr. Buss went to the Sqt
warrants for the parties, Coasts
men to Mrs. Shank’s drinking
kept them treed for a time; but
turning quickly with the warrant
the house and started, two and
direction*. When foe warrants
and BJr went in search of them
hauled two of them, J. Gilme r i
at the Mansion House. They
Esquire Hume’s office, where s
was adduced to warrant the squ
a commitment, on which they «
the hill and lodged in jail to. a
term ofJSotBPV f j
Sham. Box.— Wo noticed, la
were two csSes of small pint in
esses were, immediately upon tl
disease, removed from town, bo
of the, removal until after onr ]
sued. One of the persons ini
Harrisburg and the other was
House. As both case* left M|
house immediately on the diseat
to the attending physician, of
ren.aiuf. We hate heard tha
cases of small pox in the tov
unable to lean the local Hy.
the pamesef hotels, boarding
where we know there i
ease. We shill do so from pro
vent those who may be ignonu
existence, from going where th
No one shonld feel agrieved <
their homes as con Waning cam
«e feel woom fhank
which would doer them from
of another where there were a
Air Marrnto. —T
the Anniversary of the Uistio
Methodist Episcopal Sunday S
will be held : in the Methodist'(
P. M. Rev. W. W. Hicks,
India, will be present. He
church, at 10J .I'clock A. M.,
lecture in the afternoon. He
anfPezhlbit a number of the |
the idolaters of India, which I
that county. His lecture wil
India and its inhabitanta as 1
them, and will no/doubt be
The sabbath school has been
her of chorusaea with w
the proceedings of the
dial invitation is extended
meetings 6f the day.
Cot-pan Niobi.—Si
last, was tl
«*■&#' ■» this region,
the thermometer registered 1
* degree or two below the
Sleighing could not be bett
be at least two foot of snow
moan tarns, while in the |
drifted, it is so deep that
meamotag tt. ’
Mtntcsu—Wo invite i
•eaderm sthe Card of B. M.
saleofpianoe, melodeops
another coltuab. - 111. A U
cai«ble ofjudgingof the 401
and hanngbeenßw a namt
the bu*iaes*,be can gin
contemplating the parchaa
either otthe above kinds, si
w sddrestfltun by letter.
Altoona Sava Again.—
the draft avoided. 'Dus will
of onr dtoens. They earn
ly and {lfag snore sonndly
roateMheWational Grocer
tlewah, on Virginia street,
the place to fin
*he heat goods, and the fair
fR* Dont&il to. read th<
tloK Qaeslnus and Antwei
D. which will b
V you dp ppt have
aboi 1