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The Huntingdon Journal
Wednesday liorning,..Jannary 18, 1871
READING MATTER ON EVERY PAGE.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
BIT. Mom. toms, No. 300, A. Y. M., moots second Mon
clay evening of each month, in Brown's building.
STANDING Stows 11. R. A. CHAP= No. 201, meets the
first Tuesday evening of each month, in Brown's building.
JUNIATA Lorsis, No. 117, I. 0. 0. F., meets every Friday
evening, third floor, Leister's
Mount lion CAMP or I. 0. 0 F., meets every second and
fourth Tuesdays, third floor, !Aster's building.
ASHAPABOS Tams, No. 6S, I 0. of R. 31., meets every
Thursday evening, third floor, Leister's building
Youno MIN'S Cnaeoteae Anonymov meets the first and
third Monday evenings of each month, in Smith's building.
Post 33, G. A. R., moots third Monday of each mouth in
Towx Connem moots the first Friday evening of each
11tt9rmonott Lone; N 0.149, K. of P., moots every Sat
urday evening, in Smith's building.
HUNTINGDON TEMPLE Or Ilona, No. 71, meets the fourth
Monday of each month in Good Templar's hall.
Tn. WEBSPEIMEN CLOP meets every Thursday ovening,
in the Y. N. C. A. room. . .
I,ll;tiixGXoTn 6313;cti., 0. II.A.:11, meets flret and third
Tuesdays of each month in Good Templar's Hall.
Baptist Church—Washington street. Rev. J. W. PLAN
NETT. Services on Sabbath 1(54, sou., 7p. re.
Catholic—Washington street. Rev. O'Haleran. Ser-
VIC.os first three Sundays in every month.
Evangelical Lutheran—Mifflin street. Roy. J. J. Emu.
Services on Sabbath : 10% a. m., 7 p. m.
German Reformed—Church street. Rev. S. D. Srzcsts.
Services ou Sabbath p.
Methodist Epb.opal—Church street. Rev. M.K. !onus.
Services on Sabbath : 13Mn. m., 7 p. m.
Protestant Episcopal—Hill street. No Pastor.
Presbyterian—Hbl street. Rev. G. W. ZAIINIZER. Ser
vices on Sabbath : 11 . re., 7 p. tn.
Brief Mention—Home-Made and Stolen,
Sunday last was a dreary day.
An expensive luxury—Gas light.
Lewistown wants a steam fire engine.
"The beautiful snow" has disappeared.
Plenty--Corner loafers and bummers.
Scarce—Matter whereof locals are made.
On-a high—Old I3oreas, op Sunday night.
Ditto—Some of the b'hoys on Saturday.
A success—Hollidaysburg's night school.
The lath warm weather spoiled the sleigh
There are 210 soldiers' orphans at Cass.
MiMintown and Patterson have a police
Suspended—The Tfollidaysbnrg Good
Judge Thinks, of Lewistown, died on the
The latest novelty - for love sick swains is
G. Nelson Smith has retired from the
Didn't pay—Ned Buntline's lecture in
The State Temperance Union meets at
Harrisburg to-day. •
°Clearfield county has contracted for a
new jail to cost $89,500.
A colored man has been selected as a
juror iu Cambria county.
Altoona policemen are to be over-coated
at the expense of the city.
The religious revival in the 31. E. Church
in this plane is still in progress.
For all kinds of plain and fancy printing
call at the "Journal Building."
Busy—Our job presses. We have four
of them, so send along your orders.
Slim—The attendance at the exhibition
of the female minstrel troupe last week.
The Lewistown merchants have resolved
not to sell coal oil after five o'clock, p.
A column of educational matter will be
found on the fourth page of to-day's issue.
Everybody hates scandal, yet it retails
readily amongst the lower strata, of society.
A Philadelphian named Brady was cho
ked to death on a piece of meat, on Friday.
We had a pop Visit from It. B. Brown,
Esq., of the Clarion Democrat, a few days
A passenger train was wrecked on the
mountain one day last week. No particu
The citizens of Lewistown subscribed
$350 to aid the sufferers by the late fire in
Henry & Co. have purchased a first-class
hay press, which can be seen at their mam
Hon. It. Bruce Petrikin will accept our
thanks for a copy of the Report of the Au
ditor General for 1870.
If you want to sell your wares advertise
in the JOURNAL. It is read by thousands
of persons every week.
A couple of men employed at the new
'Broad Top bridge were slightly injured last
week by tolling off the timbers.
Judge Bedford recently declared from
the bench that a pistol shot was the best
reception for burglars and rioters.
John Wanamuker spent $lOO,OOO in ad
vertising last year, and added to his capital
$1,000,000. It does pay to advertise.
Oar editorial brethren will please con
sider our hat eldvatcd a la mode for the
flattering compliments paid the JOURNAL'
The County Commissioners publish their
Appeal days in another column, and those
interested will do well to make a note of it.
A large quantity of hematite ore has
been discovered at Orbisonia and already
capitalists arc turning their attention that
We understand that the Pennsylvania
:railroad company intend to erect a $160,-
‘OOO depot at Altoona, to be made of iron
An Ebensburg youth amused the citizens
.of that mountain village, the other day, by
driving a pair of goats through the streets,
harnessed to a sled.
Gov. Geary and wife received the mem
bers of the Legislature and their friends
generally, at the executive mansion, on the
evening of the 12th iust.
If the young lady who paints and pow
ders before going out, will take the trouble
to close the blinds her neighbors will not
be able to see her putting on the "futins."
11. G. Brenner, of Lancaster, was to have
been married on Thursday, but the core
ninny was prevented by • a little incident
which occurred. The bridegroom commit
Owing to the freezing of our rollers, du
ring the late cold snap, our paper did not
present a neat appearance last week. It
is all right to-day, and looks as nice as a
: girl of "sweet sixteen."
The ladies have adopted dresses low
down in the neck. They are very conve
nient-to admit the hand to take out spools
of cotton and other valuable articles deposi
ted there for safe keeping.
The new M. E. Church at Bourman's,in
Smith Valley, Scottsville charge, Central
Pennsylvania Conference, will be dedicated
to God, Sabbath, Jan. 22d. Rev. B. B.
Hamlin, 11 P. will take charge of matters
An individual from the rural districts
came to town on Saturday last, and after
indulging in a plentiful supply of rot-gut
whisky found his way to railroad street,
where he was relieved of his coat and a
wallet containing some thirty dollars in
cash. Ile left for his home, on Sunday
asorning, a wiser and a poorer man.
HUNTINGDON SHOULD BE A GREAT
MANUFACTURING CENTRII.-TIICTC is no loca
tion in the State of Pennsylvania that has the
advantages and resources of Huntingdon for
manufacturing purposes, and the only wonder
is that the capitalists of the country have not
discovered this fact. We desire, briefly, to
call the attention of the public to what should
be manifest to every body.
Huntingdon is located on the Juniata river
atthat is about to be the head of navigation
on the Pennsylvania Canal, and at the junction
of the Huntingdon and. Broad Top Mountain
Railroad with the Pennsylvania Central. The
Broad Top Railroad traverses the entire
length of Woodcock Valley to within a few
miles of Bedford, and by several branches
penetrates the Broad Top Coal field from
which great quantities of coal are constantly
being shipped to the eastern markets. The
supply of coal in this field cannot be exhaust
ed for many years, if worked to double the
capacity they are now worked, or ever have
been worked. So that the question of cheap
fuel is fully settled, but besides this the Al
legheny and Clearfield coal fields are reached
directly by the Pennsylvania Central and its
connections with less than sixty miles of
transportation, while on the other hand, by
the completion of the Bedford and Bridgeport
Railroad, which will be successfully accom
plished during the year 1871, the great Berlin,
Mt. Savage and Connellsville coal fields can
be reached in about the same distance. The
Connellsville Coke 'has a national reputation.
Here then are inexhaustible quantities of fuel
within easy distances of Huntingdon.
The question of fuel being settled the next
point to be settled, is, is there sufficient quan
tities of ore within easy transportation of
Huntingdon to warrant the location of the
larger and heavier classes of manufactories?
We answer this query emphatically in the
affirmative. Wood,ock Valley, lying at the
base of Tussey's Mountain, for a distance of
forty miles, contains vast quantities of the
best quality of iron ore, and Tussey's Moun
tain contains a heavy vein or two extending
through the whole length of it. These veins
are worked at several points and ores transport
ed to Johnstown and Danville to be smelted
into iron. But it is quite probable that there
are other veins of ore to be developed in the
course of time, though enough to run a large
number of furnaces for centuries, has already
been discovered. Ore has also been found in
large quantities at Orbiania. In addition to
the ore in Woodcock Valley, lime stone is
found in great abundance, so that all the ne
cessary raw materials, out of which to manu
facture iron, are to be had within a radius of
a few miles and directly on the line of rail
road. Why then haul these materials hun
dreds of miles away to manufacture them
into iron, and consume so much that ought to
be profits, in transportation? It is worse
than folly, it is stupidity.
Iron can be manufactured at Iluntingdon,
and conveyed to market as cheap, if not
cheaper, than any other point in the United
States, and we make this statement without
fear of successful contradiction. The estab
lishment and successful operation of the
Riddlesburg Furnace, by the Kemble Coal and
Iron Company, has fully established the fact
that iron can be manufactured here as cheap,
if not cheaper, than anywhere else in the
country and that persons manufacturing iron
can make money here while at 'other points,
owing to heavy expenses, they are compelled
to abandoned the business. And with the
advatages of the Canal for the transporting
of the manufactured article to market, Hun
tingdon has a twofold advantage • over any
other point in the State. And what is here
said in regard to the manufacturing of iron is
applicable to any other branch of manufac
Now, then, why have capitalists not learn
ed these facts and availed themselves of these
advantages ? The only answer we can make,
is, that they have not been made acquainted
with them. What, then, is to be done to ac
quaint capitalists with these important ad
vantages? The live men of lluntingdon, those
who desire to do some good for themselves,
their posterity and their neighbors, not the
dead wood and lumber which are a curse to
the community and who are only calculated,
to borrow a homely expression from a cotem
porary, for first-class funerals, should call a
meeting at once and appoint a committee to
draw up a statement of all these advantages,
and to have thousands of them printed and
circulated wherever surplus capital is to be
found, and in addition, let several live gentle
men be appointed Secretaries to conduct all
correspondence and to give any information
which may be required. This is the only way
in which our natural advantages and great
resources can become known, and the live
men must do it—dead men don't eve toll
tales. Come, let us hear from you, who is go
ing to move first ?
Bedford Lodge No. 202. L 0. 0. F.
Afflictions, it is said, never come singly; and the
Lodge of Odd Fellows at Bedford, seem to be real
lining the truth of the proverb. They have, until
recently,. enjoyed for several years, a remarkable
immunity from the average mortality of similar
associations. On the 21st of Dec. last, .no of
their oldest members, Mr. James Strong, who had
long been known as a worthy citizen and devoted
christiau,,departed this life, and he was buried in
Bedford Cemetery in compliance with his own re
quest, clothed in a Patriarch's regalia, and with the
fallest ceremonies of the Order. "Bury me," he
said, a few days before his death, "in my regalia,
and let the brothers wear their regalia; and bury
me with ail the ceremonies of the Order, and say
that I requested it; that the world may know
there is nothing in Odd-Fellowship, that a Chris
tian man need be ashamed of when he comes to
die. Thank God that I ever became an Odd-Fel-
His request was fully carried out. lle was borne
to his grave, as he desired, by fraternal hands, ac
companied by the Brothers of Bedford, Bloody
Run and ltainsburg Lodges, and the Patriarchs of
Peace Branch Encampment of Bedford.
After the services of the church, the imprerisive
ritual of the Order was read by Rev. Bro. Whitney,
and the chaplain of Bedford Lodge, Rev. J. T.
Thompson. Then the following hymn, written for
the occasion, by Dr. C. N. Hickok, Grand Repre
sentative to the G. L. U. S., was sung by the
Brotherhood to the beautiful air "Adede
Cold on his bier ourCherish'd Brother lies;
Pulselees and still the heart within his breast;
Death's hand has seal'd to us his loving eyes;
Come, let us gently bear - him to his rest.
Silent his tongue: In vain the friendly hand
We wait, that ours iu mystic grasp caressed;
Gather ye Patriarchs of our "chosen band;"
With tender sadness bear him to his rest.
Finislid his work : Ilis days of toil are o'er;
Gone all the cares which once his bosom press's'.
Sorrow and sighing are Isis lot no more;
Then let us thankful lay him down to rest.
Peaceful his slumbers; Brothers, mourn him not,
Whose life and death the love of God bath
Wash'd from his soul each stain of mortal spot;
In joyful hope we'll leave him to his rest.
In yon bright land of never fading youth;
With the redeem'd, in shinking raiment dress'd;
'Neath the full Sun of "Friendship, Love and
Ms ehasten'd spirit finds immortal rest.
Cod of our Order, hear our earnest prayer:
011, bend thy sovereign car to our request:
Make us thy servants; fix our portion where
Thy faithful people dwell in endless rest.
The strains of the anthem sounded exquisitely
upon the clear, wintry air, amid the forest trees of
the Cemetery; and many eyes were moist with
tears; and many hearts melted with sympathy, as
the Brotherhood filed past the grave, to deposit
their last token of love, "the evergreen," upon the
sleeper's breast; to indicate that the Odd Fellow's
burial was ended.
Appropriate resolutions were adopted and pub
lished by the Order; but scarcely had they met the
public eye, when the Lodge was again called upon
to perform their funereal rites, for a distinguished
Brother, suddenly smitten by the hand of death.
Hon. Alexander King, President Judge of the
IGth Judicial District, died after a brief illness, at
his residence in Bedford, at noon of Tuesday, the
10 lust, in the 66th year of his age, and his obzo
quies were attended by his large fancily connection,
the Order of Odd Fellows, the members of the Bar
and officers of the Cotrt, and a large concourse of
sorrowing citizens, on the 12th, at 2, o'clock P. ar.
Judge King had been a member of Bedford
Lodge, since the year 1816, and was warmly at
tached to the Order. The annexed resolutions will
suffice to express, far better than we can do, the
estimate placed upon his character, by those most
intimately acquainted with bins, in public and pri
vate life, for this long period. We may mention
in passing, that several years of his early life were
spent in Huntingdon, while pursuing his law stud
ies in the office of the late Robert Allison Esq.
Since the above was written Past Grand Wm.
Bowles of Bedford Lodge who was one of the pall
bearers at the Judge's funeral and also at Bro.
Strongs died on Monday morning last from
Is MEmonias. The following paper, reported by
C. N. Hickok, G. Rep. and Past Grande, S. L. Rus
sell, T. 11. Gettys, M. A. Points and J. R. Jordan,
who were appointed a committee to express the
sentiments of Bedford Lodge, No. 202, I. 0. 0. F.
on the death . of their late brother, lion. Alexander
King, Past Grand, was unanimously adopted at
cthe regular meeting of the Lodge, held on Friday
Evening, Jan.l3, A. D. 1871.
LEVI Svirn, N. G.
JNO. R. JORDAN, "SECY
Again has the shadow of the death angel's wing,
fallen upon our Lodge Room. Once more we are call
ed upon to morn a Brother departed, the sound of
whose footsteps we may never hear returning across
our threshold. The lesson of our mortality, taught
us in God's Holy Book, and reiterated in our
ritual, and demonstrated in the experience of our
lives, and yet so habitually forgotten; is again re
peated;—"all must die." The brothers of high,
as well as they of low degree, are alike the objects
of the insatiate archer's aim; and none may es
cape. As it has been, all through the past; as it
ever will be, until time shall be no more; so is now
nature's sad refrain—" Earth to earth; ashes to
ashes; dust to dust." Many centuries have passed
since it was first written ;—"Man goeth to his long
home, and the mourners go about the streets ;" and
to-day the sable tokens of Earth's woo are univer
sal as then.
We knew the day of mourning would sooner or
later come to no as a Brotherhood ; "we knew not
when; we knew not where." We knew our mys
tic chain could not remain forever unbroken, yet
we could not divine on what link the severing blow
would fall; and how unexpected has been our sor
row; how little prepared arc we for our sadness.
Only a few days have passed since we sung our
requium at the grave of an humble Brother;—one
of God's lowly, suffering ones, who, ripe for heaven,
had long waited to depart. Now a Brother, strong
in his manhood; high in our Order; exalted in,
social life; honored in political position and pub
lic trust, lies prostrate in the tomb. To-day we
mourn the Past Grand, sage in council; and in
whose example we saw demonstrated all that is in
culcated in our "Finc.vpsulP, Love, AND TRUTH,"
WHEREAS, it hath pleased Almighty God, thus
to bereave us, in the sudden death, in the midst of
his usefulness, of lion. Alexander King, Past
Grand of this Lodge; therefore be it
Brooked, That while in the death of Past Grand,
Alex. King, we are deeply afflicted; we aro never
theless greatly comforted in the remembrance of
his useful and honorable career, in all the several
relations of life ;—as a firm believer in the revela
tion of God's Word ; as an honored and influential
citizen; a trusted and faithful lawyer; an ince,
ruptable Senator ; a righteous Judge ; an accom
plished scholar; a high toned gentleman; a fast
friend; a loving husband; a tender father; a
true brother; a warm hearted, compassionate,
Resoiced, That to the lives of such men as Judge
King, who during a quarter of a century of con
nection with our Order, saw no cause to be asham
ed of genuine Odd Fellowship, we point with pride,
as an unanswerable argument against the asper
sions of our opponents, and in favor of our benev
lic'coked, That the death of Past Grand King,
after so brief an illness, admonishes us to be "also
ready," that, like him, we may be able, by Divine
help, to "set our house in order," and, "sustained
by .an unfaltering trust," calmly resign our spirits
into the hands of Rim who gave them.
Resoked, That to the family of Past Grand
King, who, bereft of his tender care and affection,
will most sadly feel his loss, we offer our most
heart-felt sympathy; praying that "the God of all
consolation" may be with his Widow and Orphans
in their sore trial ; upholding, comforting, counsel
ling, leading and forever blessing them.
Resolerd, That as a token of our respect for the
memory of Past Grand King, the Lodge Room of
No. 202, be draped in mourning , and that the
members thereof wear the usual badge of sorrow
for thirty days. - •
Resolved, That a record of Past Grand King's
death, and of his connection with the Order, be en
tered in the Bible of the Lodge; that these pro
etiedings.be spread upon the journal; and that
copy thereof be signed by the Noble Grand and
Secretary, and by the Committee, with the Seal of
the Lodge; and forwarded to the family of Brother
King; and also that the same be published in the
papers of this Judicial District, "Tits Ilusrisonow
JounNaL" and the "American Odd Fellow" of New
C. N. HICKOK, G. R.
S. L. RUSSELL, P. G.
T. R. GETTYS, P. G.
M. A. POINTS, P. G.
J. R. JORDAN, P. G.
REPORT OF TILE CIIIEF ENGINEER OF
rue B. & B. &maws]) COMPANY.—We cut the
following facts from the Report of John Ful
ton Esq., Chief Engineer of the Bedford and
Bridgeport Rai'toad Company, publish° I in
the Bedford Inquirer of last week
The whole distance from Mt. Dallas to
Bridgeport by the located line is 30 9-10 miles.
The alignment of the road, considering the
rough character of the main portion of the
country through which it passes, is very satis
factory. 19 4-10 miles of the distance is made
of straight lines, and 11 5-10 miles of curved
On the most difficult portion of the line,
from Mt. Dallas to Bedford, the greatest cur
vature used is 9°, having a radius of 637 feet.
On the Bridgeport end it has not been found
necessary to use greater than an 8° curve and
even this at only a few places.
The maximum gradient on the Mt. Dallas
end is only 39 feet par mile, graduating down
to the horizontal—for the road at Bedford is
only 10 feet higher than at the Mt. Dallas con
nection, in a distance of 7 7-10 miles.
From Bedford to Buffalo Summit the gra
dients ascend in a regular order, beginning
with almost horizontal and raising at the rate
of 20, 30, to 52.8 feet per mile, until the sum
mit is approached. One mile on either side
of it the gradients are 93 feet per mile. From
the extent and uniformity of ground under the
two miles saddling the summit, no effort has
been made to cut it down to the maximum
grade of 52.8 feet per mile. An average cut
ting of two miles in length and 20 feet deep
would accomplish this—besides the slate rock
at this place is of the softest kind and easily
excavated, but such a work exceeded the de
sign in expenditure in location, and hence,
has been left for subsequent action.
Prom the south side of Buffalo Summit
grade, the gradients descend uniformly to
Bridgeport—beginning with 52.8 feet per mile,
graduating to 40 feet per mile and flattening
near the junction at Bridgeport to 30 feet per
The width of prism. of road iu excavations
is 14 feet and on embankments 12 feet.
On the whole line there will only be requir
ed nine trussed bridges from 80 to 140 feet
spans. The bridge at Mt. Dallas is designed
to be a deck bridge—the cars to ran on top of
it, 40 feet above low water. It will have a
central opening of 140 feet spanning the river,
and two wing spans of 80 feet each, affording
abundant waterway for the extraordinary
freshets which are sometimes so destructive
along this river. The Cove Creek bridge is a
thorough bridge of 100 feet span. The bridge
at Juniata river crossing near Bedford is to be
similiar to the Cove Creek bridge, with the
addition of a short wing trustle to give free
vent to waters in floods. The bride at Presby
terian church is designed to be 140 feet span
with trussed or tresseled approaches to ac
commodate the somewhat shifting character
of river channel at this place. The bridge on
Buffalo Creek is to be 80 feetspau, two bridges
on Little Will's Creek of 100 feet spans, and
one bridge over Big Wills Creek of two spans
of 100 feet each.
No trestling has has been adopted on the
road. The design is to make it permanent and
substantial in all its details, opening a way
over which passengers and freight can be
transported safely, promptly and economically.
The field work of preliminary survey began
at Bedford the 19th of August last. Maps,
profiles and estimates were prepared covering
30 miles of examined lines, for the advertised
day of letting, Oct. 1, 1870. Your Engineer's
estimate for the graduation, Masonry and
Bridging on the 23 2-10 miles of road from
Bedford to Bridgeport, by the adopted "Iron
Ore Route," was $106,938.97—0r at the rate
of $4609.41 per mile.
On the adjourned day of letting, Oct. 12,
the work was allotted to Messrs. 11. R. Camp
bell, Son & Co., of Philadelphia, for the gross
sum of $94,381.00—the work to be completed
on or before the first day of July, 1871. The
contractor to be paid 80. per cent. in cash and 20
per cent. in capital stock of your company.
The following refers to the Mt. Dallas end:
Your Engineer's estimate for the graduation,
masonry and bridging of this difficult division
of the work was $99,348.20 or $12,902.36 per
On the 15th of November this work was let
to two parties. The first 5 miles west of Mt.
Dallas station were allotted to Messrs. Lowry,
Williams & Co., and We remaining 2 7-10
miles to Messrs. Campbell & Bros. of Altoona.
The amount to be paid to Lowery, Williams
& Co., for the five miles is $68,455.26, and to
Campbell & Bros. for 2 7-10 miles, $21,344.-
74; making the aggregate cost of this work at
contractors prices $89,800.00
The total cost of the graduation, bridging
and masonry of the whole line at contract
prices is as follows :
11. R. Campbell, Son & Co., Phil'a. $94,381.00
Lowry, Williams, & Co 68,455.26
Campbell & Bros.. Altoona. 21,344.74
30 9-10 miles of cross-tics, at 50e 40,170.00
Less 20 por cent in stock
Total in cash
HALL DEDICATION.—The new Hall of
United Brothers Lodge, No. 176, 1. 0. 0. F.,
at M'Alevy's Fort, was formally dedicated to
the purposes of the order, on Thursday, the
sth inst., by Past D. D. G. Master, Grafilas
Miller, assisted by several Past Grands.
An address was delivered by Dr. C. N.
Hickok, of Bedford, It. W. Grand Representa
tive from the Grand Encampment of Pennsyl
vania to the Grand Lodge of the United
States, and was followed by some excellent re
marks by Past Grand, Rev. W. Gwynn, of
Manor Hill. The address of Grand Represen
tative Hickok, which was of a controversial
character, is spoken of as an able effort, as
is usual with him, when the occasion calls for
it, he threw down the gauntlet and walked
fearlessly into the ranks of the opposition. In
telligent and finely educated, the Doctor is
moreover a forcible writer and an earnest and
eloquent speaker, and being thoroughly post
ed on the subject of Odd-Fellowship, his ad
dress, as might be expected, has done much
toward removing the grumblers prejudice,
againts the Order, which exists in the vicinity
of the Fort.
The members of the lodge there deserve
great credit for their efforts in the cause of
"Benevolence and Charity," amidst discour
aging circumstances. Through the enter
prise of a brother, they have now one of the
most convenient and tasteful Lodge Rooms in
the county, and they cannot fail to prosper.
May success attend them.
AGRICULTURAL MEETING.—The Hunt
ingdon county Agricultural Society held its
regular annual meeting for the election of
officers, and the transaction of their business,
in the Court House on Wednesday evening of
last week, agreeable to previous announce
annuli report of the Measurer, present
ing the financial condition of the Society, was
read and accepted, and ordered to be published
in the papers of the county.
On motion, Resolved, That the 3d article of
the Constitution be amended so as to provide
hereafter for the election of two Vice Presi
dents, only, instead of one from each Town
The following officers were elected for the
Vice Presidents—Jacob Miller, .David Hare.
Recording Secretary—R. McDivitt.
" M. S. Lytle.
Corresponding " D. Blair.
Librarian—T. H. Cremer.
On motion, Resolved, That the resolutions
offered and adopted at the last meeting, rela
tive to incorporating the Society be now re
affirmed and carried out.
Adjourned till the next regular meeting in
M. S. Lytle,
EVERYBODY KNOWS Us.—Some say, that it is
no use for them to advertise, that they have
been in one place of business all their lives,
and everybody knows them. Such people for
get lo take into consideration thatour country
is increasing in population nearly forty per
cent. every ten years, and no matter how old
the place may be, there arc constant changes
taking place, some move to other parts, and
strangers fill their places. In this age of the
world, unless the name of a business firm is
kept constantly before the public, some new
firms may start up, and, liberally advertising,
in a very short time take the places of the
older ones, and the latter rust out, as it were
and be forgotten. No man ever lost money by
A BOAT3IENS' MEETINO was held at
the Juniata !louse, on the 12th inst., for the
purpose of fixing rates of Freight on the Canal
for the coming boating season. The interest
of the Boatmen and Shippers was fully dis
cussed by persons present. On motion, the
meeting adjourned to meet at the same place,
on the 23d of February next., where all inter
ested are invited to attend.
S. E. 11ENRY, Sec'y.
We notice that at the annual election for
President and Board of Directors of the Bed
ford and Bridgeport Railroad Company, held
on the oth inst., four of the old board were re
elected. We are not surprised at the re-elec
tion of two of them, because they have acted
pretty consistently, but if we had been re-elec
ted we would consid.r that there was room for
reflection upon our integrity.
B. Mann & Bao.—Return their thanks for
the prompt response given to their notice of
settlement, and respectfully ask a continuance
of public patronage. Those who have not re
sponded, are expected to call immediately, as
our books must be settled, and we prefer set
tling them ourselves. Those who are not pre
pared to settle by paying cash, notes at reason'
able terms will be taken.
NORWAY OATS.—The undersigned of
fer for sale, 60 bushel genuine Norway Oats.
These were brought into the county about two
years ago, by an enterprising farmer and of
fered reasonably. Those wishing to try these
celebrated Oats are requested to call, or send
in their orders , tut soon as possible.
GLAZIER & BRO.
Go to A. It. Stewart & Co., and buy one of
their Silver light or organd oil Burners. 2m•
HOUSE DESTROYED BY FIRE.-OR the
Ist inst. the house of Mr. John Thomas,
Broad Top township, was destroyed by fire
with all its contents. Mr. Thomas and his
family were on a visit to a neighbor, about
three-fourths of a mile distant when the
accident occurred. The smoke was seen
ascending from the burning bu-ldin., but
before it could be reached the fire had made
such headway as to defy all efforts to ex
tinimish it. This sad accident leaves Mr.
Thomas and a family of small children
houseless and penniless.—Bed. Gazette.
ACCIDENT.—Mrs. B. Westley Africa,
of this borough, met with a serious accident
on Monday afternoon last, which in all prob
ability, will cripple her for life. While visit
ing a neighbor, she slipped on the icy pave
ment dislocating one of her hips and breaking
some of the bones.
SEND, IP You CAN'T Go.—lf requested,
Wanamaker & Brown will send samples of
theiegoods, prices and rules for self-measure,
to any one out of Philadelphia; and they guar
antee a fit in such cases, and satisfaction in
EXTRAORDINARY INDUCEMENTB.-Delaines 15
cents up; Black Colored Alpacas 30 cents up;
Wool Delaines 35 cents up; Dress Plaids 25
cents up; Prints 6 cents to 12 cents and all
kinds of Dress Goods at greatly reduced
Jan. 18, It. Henry & Co.
XL N T.—The stock of Ladies and Child
rens Broche. Long single and breakfast
Shawls. Ladies Black Cloth Sacques, which
are now offered at cost by
San. 18, 2t. Henry & Co.
CARPET RAGS taken in exchange for goods
Henry do Co.
Jan. 18, 2t.
GREAT BAILGAINS.-Furs, Furs, Ladies' and
Childrens' Furs at cost at
Jan. 18, 2t. Ilenry & Co.
SUPERIOR INDUCEMETS.-Great bargains in
Clothing at greatly reduced prices al,
Jan. 18, 2t. Henry & Co.
A SUPERIOR lot of Fencing Posta, both Lo
cast and Chestnut, at the Lumber Yard of
Jan. 18, lt. March & Bro.
1 1 , ariingeo.
WEIDENSALL--WESTBROOK.—On the 12th
inst., by Rev. DI. IC. Foster, Mr. James A. Weiden
sail, of Altoona, to Miss Mollie M. Westbrook, of
[Altoona papers please espy.]
NORRIS—DELL.—On the sth inst., by Res.
James C. Clarke, Mr. Samuel A. Norris, of Penn
township, to Bliss Hannah J. Dell, of Cass town
ship, Hunt., county.
TINGLING—AMBROSE.—On the 3d inst., by
Rev. M. S. Smith, Mr. B. F. Yingling, of Kansas,
to Miss Kate Ambrose, of Huntingdon county, Pa.
CRAIVFORD—KING.—On the 4th inst., by the
same, at the M. E. Parsonage, Petersburg, Mr.
Adam Crawford to Miss Lizzie King, all of Newton
Hamilton, Mifflin county, Pa.
SHOOP—CONNOR.—On the 12th inst., by the
same, at the residence of the bride's parents in
Alexandria, Pa., Mr. John H. Shoop, of Miles
burg, Pa., to Miss Lizzie Connor.
DURBORROW.—On Thursday, the 12th inst.,
at Bedford, Thou.., infant son of J. R. and E. J.
Durborrow, aged 12 days.
"Suffer little children to come unto me, and fat
hid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Ileali
PEIGIITAL.—At his residence, in Oneida town
ship, on the 11th inst., Mr. Samuel Peightal, aged
almost 72 years.
The deceased was an old and respected citizen of
this county, and was in all respects an exemplary
Jan 17, 1871.
Extra family flour, $7 00
Superfine flour 5 50
Fancy brands, 8 00
Rye flour, 5 00
Corn Meal, 4 00
White wheat per bu., 1 40
White wheat flour.
Red wheat flour,
White wheat per bu ,
Butter per pound,
Eggs per dozen,
HENRY—FISHER.—On the 3(1 inst., by Rev.
J. J. Kerr, Mr. J. P. Henry to Miss Mollie E. Fish
er, both of this county.
W. B. LEAS, JAMES SOUTH,
R. MILTON SPEER,
THE UNION BANK OF HUNTING
DON, (late John Bare 4: Co.;)
CAPITAL, PAID UP-$50,000,
So"••"s accounts from Banks, Bankers, and oth
ers. A liberal Interest allowed on time Deposits.
All kinds at Securities bought ana.Fuld for the usual
Collections mate on all points. Drafts on all
parts of Europe supplied at the usual rates.
Persons depositing Gold and Silver will receive
the same in return, with interest. The partners are
individually liable to the extent of their whole pro
perty for all deposits.
The unfinished business of the late firm of John
Bare al Co. will beeompleted by The Union Dank
of Huntingdon. C. C. NORTH, Cashier.
January 4, 1571.
IVIONEY CANNOTBUY IT !
FOR SIGHT IS PRICELESS!!
Bat the Diamond Spectacles will Preserre It.
TIIE DIAMOND GLASSES,
.1. E. ,STEXCER S• CO., N. Y.,
Which are now offered to the public, are pronounced
by all celebrated Opticians of the World
to ho the
Natural, Artificial help to the human eye ever known
They are ground under their own supervision,'
from minute Crystal Pebbles, melted together, and ,
derive their name "Diamond" on account of their
hardness and brilliancy.
The Scientific Principle On which they are con
structed brings the core or centre of the lens direct
ly in front of the eye, producing a clear and distinct
vision, as in the natural], healthy sight, and pre
venting all unpleasant sensations, such as glim
mering and wavering of sight, dizziness, &c., pecu
liar to all others in use. They are Mounted in the
Finest Manner, in frames of the best quality, of all
materials used for that purpose. Their Flub,hand
CANNOT BE SURPASSED.
CAUTION.—None genuine unless bearing their
trade mark stamped on every frame.
AARON STEWART, Jeweler and Optician, is
Solo Agent for Huntingdon, Pa., from whom they
can only be obtained. These goods are not supplied
to pedlars, at any price. [juncls,loy
FRESH ARRIVAL OF'
BOOTS AN]) SHOES,
AT SHAFFER'S NEW STORE.
CHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST.
THE subscriber would respectfully inform kis
old friends and customers, that he has just re
eeived from the East a large and well selected stock
BOOTS AND SHOES !
Fur Men, Women and Children,
which he is prepared to sell a trifle lower than any
other establishment in town. Being a practical
shoemaker, and haying had considerable experi
ence, he flatters himself that his stock cannot be
surpassed in the county.
(Jive him a call, at the
CHEAT -BOOT AND SHOE STORE,
( Weet end of the Diamond)
II lINTINGDONi PA
Customer work made to order, in a neat and
Jan. 4, '7l.
DRUGS!! DRUGS!! DRUGS!!
(Stock New and perfectly Pure,-)
J. R. PATTON
Near the Depot, Huntingdon, Pa.
Crackers, Nuts, Fruits, &c., &c., &c.,
Choice Wines, Brandy, (Fin, Sc.,
and pure old Monongahela Rye whisky for
fitmily medicinal use.
Special care given to filling Prescriptions.
Call at the Depot Drug Store for any .
and everything you may need in our line.
Jan. 4, '7l.
CARPETS !! CARPETS !! CARPETS!!
AT REDUCED PRICES !
JAMES A. BROWN
Is constantly receiving at his new
Beautiful Patterns of Carpets, fresh from the
looms of the manufacturers. his stock comprises
VENITIAN, WOOL DUTCH,
LIST and RAG CARPETS
CARPET CHAIN, •
COCOA AND CANTON MATTINGS,
FLOOR, STAIR AND TABLE
Window Shades and Fixtures, Drugget, Velvet
Rugs, Door Mats, Extra Carpet Thread and Bind
ing. I make a speciality of furnishing Churches
and Lodges at City Prices, and invite Furnishing
Committees to call and see goods made expressly
for their purposes.
Buyers will sore mousy and be bettor suited by
going to the regular Carpet and Oil Cloth Store,
for any of the abova goods. I defy 'competition
in prices and variety of beautiful patterns.
CARPETS 25 etc. per YARD AND UPWARDS.
I have also the Agency fo'lth°?rigllti
HOWE SE*DIG MACHINE,
so well'known as the beet Family Machine in tho
Call at the CARPET STORE and see them.
JAMES A. BROWN.
Jan. 4, Inl
NASToS BLAKE. - Y. MARION le.!,
BLAKE & M'NEIL,
(Successor to J. M. Cunningham & Son.)
IRON AND BRASS FOUNDERS.
Iron and Braes Camtinga,
made in a first-class Foundry. We have always
on hand all kinds of Plow and Stove Castings,
Wash Kettles, Cellar Windows, Grates, Coal-hole
Castings for pavements, Window weights of all
sizes and weighty, Pipe joints, Sled and Sleigh
Soles, Wagon-boxes, Machine Castings, for steam
and water, grist, saw, sumac and plaster mills of
We are prepared to furnish
HEATERS AND IRON FENCES
of the most improved styles, oven doors and
frames, door sills, and in fact everything made in
We have a large stock of patterns, and can fur
nish castings at short notice, and cheaper than can
be had in the country. liming a good drill, we
are prepared to do drilling and fitting up of all
Office in Leister's new building, llill street, Hun
Jan 18. 1871.
An. 4, 71,
FARMERS AND CATTLE DEALERS
Only one trialis asked for, after which you
will never Le without it !
The greatest and only warranted Cattle Medi—
cine in the market, you find in Wittich's Real
e?! KiIItICITCSt Remedy, iu three
No. 1, Against any sickness of the Cattle, like Cold,
Cough, Hardening of the Udder, Rotten hod etc. Every
Farmer should keep It always on hand.
No. 2, Against Lung disease, etc., and No. 3, against
the horrible Rinderpest or Cattle plague. The No. 1, used
in time will prevent any outbreak of the peitilence.
Full directions on each bottle, and by using it strictly
according to them, lie cure is warranted! Price $2
per bottle. Afounfectured only by the Inventor.
FOr s ile at S. S. Smith's Drug Store Hunt-
Agent for Huntingdon Co., Penn's.
SMITH IN HIS NEW BUILDING
CALL AND EXAMINE.
IF YOU WANT GREAT BARGAINS GO TO
SMITII'S NEW STORE.
The best Sugar and Molasses, Coffee, and Tea
Chocolate Flour, Fish, Salt and Vinegar, Confee
tionaries;Fruits, Cigars, Tobacco, and spices of
the best, and all kinds, and every other article usu
ally found in a Grocery Store.
Also—Drugs, Chemicals, Dye Stuffs, Paints, Var
nishes, Oils Spts. Turpentine, Fluid, Alchohol,
Glass, Putty, Ac., Sc. The best Wine and Bran
dy for medical purposes, and all the best Patent
Medicines, and a variety of articles too numerous
The public generally will please call and exalt,
ine for themselves, and learn my prices.
S. S. SMITH.
Jan. 4, 11
USE THE RED HORSE POWDERS.
Horses cured of Glanders.—Aaron Sny
der, U. S. Assistant Assessor, Mount [Etna, Pa.
C. Bacon, Livery Stable, Sunbury. Horses
cured of Founder.—Wolf & 'Datil ille,
Pa.; A. Ellis, Merchant, Washingtonville, Pa.;
A. Sloanaker, Jersey. Horses cured of Lung
Fever.—Heys & Brother. Lewisburg, Pa. Hors
es cured of Colic.—Thomas Cling., Union
county, Pa. hogs cured of Cbolera.—H.Barr,
H. &A. CI dwallader. Cows cured.—Dr. J.
M'Cleery, 11. WCormick, Milton, Pa. Chick
ens cured of Cholera and Gapes.—Dr. U. Q.
Davis, Dr. D T. Kreps, C. W. Sticker, John &
James Finney. Hundreds more could be cited
whose Stock was saved by using the Red Horse
Powder. Send for circulars of the wonderful
cures performed. Prepared by Cyrus Brown,
Druggist, Chemist and Horseman, Broadway,
Dec. 7, 1870.
WILLIAM I. STEEL,
SADDLE AND HARNESS MAKER,
Ilas removed to his New Rooms, on Main stree
three doors east of the "Washington House," where
he has ample room arid facilities, and is now pre
pared to accommodate his old customers, and all
others who may desire anything in his lino of trade.
Plain and Fancy Buggy Harness,
Carriage, Tag, and Yankee Harness,
Saddles, Bridles, Whips, Blankets, Sze.,
always on hand, or made to order on the shortest
notice, and most reasonable terms. Also, a good
assortment of Horse Blankets and Sleigh Bells.
Raving hadtwenty- five years practical experience
in the business, he flatters himself that he can ren
der entire satisfaction to all who may patronize his
establishment. _ _
Work warranted and Repairing neatly done.
Huntingdon, Oct. 19, 1870.
SPLENDID STOCK OF NEW GOODS
and a large stock of
Dr. Fr. WITTICII,
964. North Sth Street
Dry Goods and Groceries.
D. P. GWIN
INFORMS THE PUBLIC THAT HE
HAS JUST OPENED A
CAN'T BE BEAT
IN CHEAPNESS AND QUALITY.
CALL AND SEE.
D. P. GWIN.
Jan. 4, '7l
FRESH ARRIVAL OF
FALL AND WINTER GOODS
at the Cheap Store of
Corner of the Diamond, in Saxton's Building
I have just received a large stock of Ladies' ele
gant Dress Goods, Gentlemons' Furnishing Goods,
Boots, noes, Hats and Caps of all kinds, in end
less variety, for ladies, gentlemen, misses and
Coffee, Teas of all kinds, best and common Syrups,
Spices, &c. Tobacco and Segars, wholesale and
These goods will be sold as cheap, if not cheaper,
than any other house in town. "Quick sales and
small profits," is my motto.
Thankful for past patronage, I respectfully soli
cit a continuance of the same.
January 4, 1871.
John liagey has just returned from the city with
a fine assortment of choicegoods, consisting in part
and a general variety of white and yellow
These goods have been carefully bought, in regu
lar houses, and will be sold at reasonable prices, as
he has advantages over others, his expenses being
Every artical usually found in a first-class store
will be kept on hand.
Thankful to the public for the very liberal pat
ronage extended to him in the past, he respectfully
solicits a continuance of the same.
Store on Washington street.
Jan. 4, 11.
F ALL AND WINTER
GOODS AT MARCUS.'
Having purchased the the greatest variety of
goods ever brought to Huntingdon, they are pre
pared to give great bargains to those who patron
ize their egtablishment. Their stock consists in
at reduced prices. Also a choice selection of
Ladies' Dress Goods.
Merinos, figured and plain ; Alpacas ; Mohair ;
all wool Delaines; Lusters, Poplins; also a com
plete assortment of Gentlemen's wear, such as
at astonishingly low price:.
We do not consider it any trouble to show goods,
and would be pleased to have the ladies and the
public generally call and examine our new stock,
which wo are determined to sell at the lowest cash
In connection with our other business we have
established a first-class
where all kinds of lumber for building purposes
can be had at reasonable rates. Boards, Lath,
Shingles, &c., &e., always on hand.
MARCH A BRO.
Huntingdon, Jan. 4, 1871.
SMUCKER, BROWN & CO.,
In Smith's Building,
Have just opened an immense stock of all
of the latest styles and hest manufacture, consist
MATTRESSES OF; ALL KINDS,
Cottage and Walnut. Suits of all Styles.
Pareh.ers will find the largest stock of
ever offered in Central Pennsylvania, which will
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
We buy direct from manufacturer+, for cash, and
will sell for cash only. We can offer greater bar
gains than are to be had in the cities.
Huntingdon, July 13, 1870.-3 m.
READ AND BE POSTED.
To the Newly Married and all in Want of
NEW FURNITURE, &c.
The undersigned would respectfully announce
that ho manufactures and keeps constantly on
hand a large and splendid assortment of
Dining and Breakfast Tables,
Wash and Candle Stands,
Windsor and Cane Scat Chairs Cupboards, Gilt
and Rosewood Mouldings for Mirror and Picture
Frames, and a variety of articles not mentioned, at
prices that cannot fail to be satisfactory.
He is also agent for the well known Baily £ De
camp Patent Spring Bed Bottom.
Tho public are invited to call and examine his
stock before purchasing elsewhere.
Work and sale rooms on Kill street, near Smith.
Jan. 4, '7l.
IT . ROBLEY,
Has removed to one door south of the Bee Hive,
on Montgomery street, where he is prepared to do
all kinds of work in his line of business.
Ha has June received a full line of
.and he solicits a call from the puhlie, promising to
make goods to order, in a workmanlike manner.
Groceries, Notions, &c.
BEE HIVE!! BEE HIVE!!
THE MOTTO OP THE
BEE HIVE GROCERY.
Montgomery St., near the Broad Top Depot,
N. B. CORBIN
Ilan just returned from the East with a large and
varied assortment of articles usually found in •
first-class Grocery, consisting in part of
and everything else to be found in an establish
ment of this kind.
of all kinds, pure and freak, such u,
and all other articles usually kept in a find-alas.
I lleontinne to carry on my Bakery, and one
at all times prepared to enpply
DREAD, CAKES AND PIES,
:easonable prince. The following Fancy Cakes
tways on hand or baked to order:
: Fruit " Citron "
Marble " Sponge "
Parties supplied with all kinds of cake. and
confections at short notice and reasonable ratue.
Family door, of superior brand, always on baud,
and for wale as cheap as the cheapest.
In connection with my other business I bays
commenced the manufacture of Candies, sal am
prepared to supply country dealers w. u baths
FANCY and COMMON at as low rates as they
can be purchased outside of the Eastern Cities.
If you want to save money, Make your purchase.
at this establishment.
TOYS!! TOYS!! TOYS!! TOYS!!
This department is complete, and embraces
everything in the Toy lino, from a Jumping Jack
to an Elephant. I can sell Toys cheaper than any
other house in the county, and all I ask is a visit
from the public to substantiate the assertion.
Thankful to the public for the very liberal pat
ronage extended to me in the past. I will exert
my beat efforts to merit its continuance.
Huntingdon, Jan. 4, 1871.
- IXT K. RALIM'S
V V .
CONFECTIONERY AND GROCERY STORE,
(Ose door west of JosisA Cuati(oghasea,)
Is now stocked with a choice assortment of all
kinds of goods wally found in a store of
this kind, consisting of
SUGAR, COFFEE, TEA, PEPPER, SALT, AC.,
together with an endless variety of
CANDIES, TOYS, JEWELRY, NOTIONS,
all of which will be sold as cheap as at any-ather
store in Ifs itingdon.
A choice brand of Tobacco and Segara always on
Pure Cider Vinegar on band at all times.
I respectfully ask a share of public patronage,
feeling confident that my prices will be satisfac
W. K. axon.
Jan. 4, '7l.
HEADQUARTERS FOR CHOICR
GROCERIES, CANDIES, TOYS, CAN-
NED FRUITS, &C.,
D. S. AFRICA'S
His stock consists of all kinds of Groceries, Teas,
Spices, Canned and Dried Fruits, Cider Vinegar,
Common and Fancy Soaps, Hair Oil, Perfumery,
Pen Knives, Pocket Books, &e. Call and exam
ine his stock.
Don't forget the place. North-east corner of the
Diamond, Huntingdon, Pa.
1). S. AFRICA.
Jan. 4, IL
Pianos and Music.
SIXTY-FIVE FIRST PRIZE MED
ALS AWARDED THE GREAT
WILLIAM KNABM it CO . ,
MANUFACTORY S, OP
GRAND, SQUARE AND UPRIGHT
These Instruments have been before the public
for nearly Thirty years, and upon their excellence
alone attained an unpurehased prominence, which
pronounces them unequalled. Their
eombines'great power, sweetness and tine singing
quality, as well as great purity of Intonation, and
aWl..eilleSS throughout the cntire scale. Their
suppliant and elastic, and entirely free from the
atifineea found in so many Pihnop.
they are unequalled, using none but the very beet
seasoned material, the large capital employed in
our business enabling us to keep continually an
immense stock of lumber, &c., on hand.
All our Square Pianos have our New Improved
Overstrung Scale and the Agratfe Treble.
We would call special attention to our late im
provements in Grand Pianos and Square Grande,
Patented August 14, 1856, which bring the Piano
nearer perfection than has yet been attained.
EVERY PIANO FULLY WARRANTED FOR
We have made arrangements for the Sole Whole
rale Agency for the most Celebrated
PARLOR ORGANS AND MELODRANS,
which we offer Wholesale and Retail, at Lowest
WILLIAM KNABE A CO.
Wholesale Depot, 279 A 281 South sth strait,
Sept. 21, 1870-Bm.
You can save from tea to thirty per emit by bay
ing your Instruments from
E. J. GREENE,
STEINWAY & SONS',
CHICKERING & SONS',
THE UNION PIANO FORTE CO.,
THE WEBER, RAVEN & BACON'S,
GEO. M. GOULD & CO.'S,
AND ALL OTHER MAKES OF PIANOS.
MASON & HAMLIN'S
and Geo. Woods & Co.'a celebrated Organs, and
any other make desired. Also. Melodeons, Guitars,
Violins, Herman dasordeons, Sheet Musk, Musks
New and good Pianos fur $3OO and upwards.
44 five-octave Organs for 80 " "
" Melodeons for 70 "
All Instruments warranted for five years.
Agents supplied at wholesale Rates, u low as int
the cities. Call on, or address,
E. .7. GREENE,
2nd floor of Leister's new building.
January 4, 1871.