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    Huntingdon Journal.
►esday Morning, May 10, 1871.
:1117.1M3 Longs, No. 300, A. Y. M., meets second Man
ning of each month, in Brown's building.
moo STONZ H. R. A. enswraw No. 201, meets the
today evening of each month, in Brown's budding.
TA Lows, No. 117, I. 0. 0. F., meets every Friday
third floor, Leister's building.
v HOZ CAMP or 1. 0. 0 F, meets every second and
Cuesdaye, third floor, Leister's building.
ranee 'roost, No. 00, I 0. of R. 11., meets every
iv evening, third floor, Leister's
o Max's Cultism:l AsnocliTion meets the lint and
onday evenings of each mouth, in Smith's building.
33,6. A. It, meets third Monday of each month in
CouscaL meets the Brit Friday evening of each
TRODON LOD., N 0.149, K. of P., meets every Sat
vening, in Smith's building.
INODOX TEMPT.. or HONOR, No. 71, meets the froth
of each month in Good Templar's
VLBSTEILIAN CUM meets every Thursday evening,
' M. C. A. room.
MOD. Cousat, 0. 11. A. M., meets first and third
of each month in Good Templar's Hall.
st Church.—Washingtoa street. Rev. J. W. PUN-
Services on Sabbath : 1' 1 ,4 a. m., 7 p. m.
tic—Washington street. kev. P. B O'Hattowt.
find three Sundays in every month.
;enc.! Lutheran—Mifflin street. Rev. J. J. Kama.
ton Sabbath : tU% a m. 7 p. m.
an Reformed—Church 'meet. Rev. S. D. Druz..
ou Sabbath : 7 p. m,
abet Episcopal--Chnrch street. Rev. 31. K. Fos..
s on Sabbath : 10%a. m., 7 p. m.
stant Episcopal—Hill street. No Pastor.
yterian —Hid street. Rev. G. W. Batsman. Ser
i Sabbath: 11 a. m., 7 p. m.
Mention—Home-Made and Stolen.
r—The oyster season.
sburgh has 475 manufactories.
day last was cold and blustry.
ming up—Rash Fisher's new residence.
nsylvania has 28,200 acre's of coal
311 want to sell your wares, advertise in
e tomatoes have appeared in the Harris-
are prepared to do all kinds of job work
rt notice.
less thin five organists " done " this
last week.
scut a healthy appearance—Our adrer-
Sansom has again become editor of the
la Democrat.
plain and fancy job wor',;, come to the
At. Job Office.
nstown pays her school superintendent
00 per month.
r 1,200 churches were built in the Uni-
ates last year.
3 bailiwick was visited by a heavy frost
3nday morning.
height of nonsense—The summit of a
nable chignon.
eafter 2,240 pounds will be the legal
t of a ton of coal.
aty-four cireus3e9 aro to perambulate
vary ties se.mon.
devil was out on a piscatorial expedi
on Saturday nigbt.
Republican State Convention will meet
•rishurg on the 17th inst.
learn that a boy was killed by the cars,
turday last, at Mapleton.
maiden speech " not unfrequeutly de.
ad by young ladies—" Ask Pa."
.cs are now in full bloom, and make the
:grant with their sweet perfume.
citizens or Reading have stocked the
)3 adjacent to that city with bass.
Juniata and streams adjacent were con
bly swollen by the rains last week.
tile girl in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland
y, died from excessive rope jumping.
. Jno. W. Forney lectures in Reading, on
tth inst. Subject—" Old Newspapers."
aan with a scolding wife says he has less
A* the jaws of death than of the jaws of
3 barns and two stables were destroyed
s, the other morning, at Liverpool, Per
unsuccessful attempt was made to rob
ational Bank at Northumberland the
• advance skirmish of the grand army of
'Roes have made their appearance here-
hop Jones, an eloquent colored divine,
ed in the African Zion church, on Mars-
ight last.
merchants have receirel their new
For particulars consult our advertis-
public schools of this borough will
for the Summer session, on Monday
15th init.
r s ubscription list is steadily on the in
:. Terms, $2 per annuls, in advance.
fur more.
new members of the Town Council
sworn in and entered upon their duties
iday eight last.
ne kind of a one horse exhibition held
in Yenters' Hall on Thursday and Fri
venings of last week.
keleton was exhumed the other day, by
ty of workmen engaged in digging about
3utments of the Lewistown bridge.
s estimated that 80,000 people visited
count Park, Philadelphia, on Sunday.—
umber of carriages, by count, was 894.
little girl, aged 7 years, an adopted
Iter of Mr. Geo. Couch, of Milroy, fell in
: mill race and was taken out a corpse.
.eral young men in this place are be
ig stoop shouldered in their efforts to
in successfully fifteen haired moustaches.
Jacob Wise had the end of the thumb,
is right hand, taken off by some of the
inery in his furniture factory on Satur
,ewistown youth has been arrested for
hemy. If the youth of this town were to
:ved in a similar manner " Fort Neely"
I have to be enlarged.
e Post Office D2partmcnt has given or
to Postmasters that two persons, dizcon
d in business or family relations, can re
their mail matter from the same box.
large gray wolf, weighing 120 pounds,
;hot near Fairview, Erie county, on Wed
iy. Ile had just gobbled a It.mb for
:fast when pursued and summarily cu
ady teacher in this town, we understand,
de laying aside her ferule and adopting
sethod of kissing her pupils into obedi-
Our devil says he would like to he a
tar in that school.
c best thing for cleaning tinware is com
soda. Dampen a cloth and dip it in so
nnd rub the ware briskly, after which
dry. Any blackened or dirty ware can
ade to look as well as new.
r devil has the reputation of being the
est youth in town. He has become so
e of late that he has worn part of the hair
is head raising his hat to the fair sex, no
ke Uncle Ned, he " has no hair on de top
s head, in de place whar de hair ought to
bill has passed the Legislature punishing
:lespassing or jumping on railroad cars,
her coal, freight or passenger, with the
ttion of riding free, contrary to ruels. The
I , y is not leas than one or more than five
:rs for each offense, and in case of refusal
ay, imprisonment for ten days. Dead
s, take due notice and govern yourselves
SF:NTENCED.—Starr, who was convicted
at the recent Blair County Sessions, of ahoot
ing Fay, in Altoona, last winter, was, on Thurs
day last sentenced to imprisonment, at sepa
rate a;d solitary confinement, in the jail of
the county, for a year, less one day.
We are indebted to Mr. M . Divitt, reporter,
f,r the following report of the remarks made
by his Honor, Judge Taylor, before pronoun
cing the sentence, and would commend a por
tion of it at least to the serious consideration,
of the public in these days of frail women,
outraged husbands, and pistols, when the
mischievous and dangerous sentiment referred
to has perverted public opinion and invaded
the jury box to such an extent as to render
human life of comparatively little value :
"You have been convicted, and are before
the court for sentence, of the felony of an as
sault with a pistol, and it is our duty to pro
nounce upon you the sentence of the law. The
offense was very clearly made out. It was
perpetrated in a manner and with a purpose
which showed a manifest and unmistakable
intention to take life, and we could not see
how a jury, upon the evidence, could do other
wise than find you guilty of the charge in the
indictment Fortunately, although, several
balls were discharged byyou, no mortal wound
was inflicted, and, strange as it may seem, it
was not long until he was well, and not likely
to sustain any permanent injury from it.
That you would have been guilty of murder,
if he had been killed at the time, is too plain
to doubt, and it is fortunate for you that in
stead of being here to be sentenced for a fel
neous assault merely, you are not here to be
sentenced for the highest crime known to the
law. You have reason to rejoice that you oc
cupy the attitude here aat you do now, in
stead of being here charged as a murderer.
The penalty for this offense, at the discretion
of the Lourt, is a fine not exceeding $lOOO,
and imprisonment by separate and solitary
confinement, at labor, for a term not exceed
ing seven years, and penalties are inflicted,
not for the purpose of causing pain, or in cru
elty, but for the purpose of vindicattug the
law and of warning and deterring all others
from the violation of the law. Any unlawful
act that intentionally aims at the destruction
of human life, the commission of the highest
crime known to the law, should be punished
with a penalty which would impress upon the
rublic and upon everybody, the abhorrence
with which the laws views all such invasion
of the rights of others, and as you stand be
fore us, it would seem, in one view of your
case, to he our duty to impose upon you a se
vere penalty. You deliberately procured a
pistol, sought out Fay at his work, discharg
ed the pistol at him, and repeated the assaults
with the pistol until all the bullets were dis
charged and several lodged in his body, with
the intention to kill ; and yet there are some
things disclosed in your case which appeal for
sympathy in your behalf, and for the leniency
of the Court. You were doubtless at the time
laboring under an impression—and one which
was no doubt true, from the result of the trial
of Fay afterwards,—that Fay had been guilty
of criminal intercourse with your wife, and
had done you that great wrong. You were
acting with the purpose of revenge, incited by
that cause, and impelled to it by what you
have heard and read, uttered by brag
garts, that any man guilty of such an offense
ought to be 'shot down in his tracks,' that his
life should be taken on the spot; what you
have read of the verdicts of juries ' even ac
quitting men and sending them abroad, men
who had done such things, all over the coon
try, but especially in the cities, where mur
der had plainly been committed. You had
heard and read of these, and no doubt stand
here to-day the victim of afalse and mischiev
ous sentiment which would make the revenge
ful impulses of every man the law, and make
him the judge and the tribunal in determining
the guilt of any one that offended against him,
and the executioner of the sentence which he
might pronounce; which would allow any
one for a fancied injury to strike down anoth
er, witheut a moments warning or notice.
"You are the victim, no doubt, of this mis
chievous sentiment, and but for thatyou would
not be here to-day. Surely any man, with
the slightest reflection, should have intelli
gence sufficient to know that he is not au
thorized to make a capital offense of it, and
constitute himself judge, jury and executioner.
Any one should know that if he undertakes to
do that he is guilty of murder, and even should
he escape in such instance, through the ope
ration of the sentiment which has misled him
and impelled him to the commission of this
crime, a sentiment which might, and frequent
ly has invaded the jury box and led jurors to
forget or disregard their oaths so far as to al
low the criminal to go free, and encourage
him in such lawless acts, even should he,
through such a sentiment, escape, be would
carry with him through life the conciousness
that he had done wrong; that he had the
blood of a fellow being, unlawfully shed, upon
him audit would disturb his peace, and could
not ,
fail to do so to the latest moment of his
"It but a few years since John Moore,
under similar circumstances, in the streets of
Johnstown, shot down Jordan Marbourg, a
respectable citizen of that town, with a large
and respectable family. He was tried, before
a jury of Cambria county,—not before a city
jury, but before a jury of honest, common
sense countrymen, and found guilty of murder.
Ile was called before the Court, as you stand
now, for sentence, and I just happened to
place my hand, a day or two since, upon the
report of the little speech made by him before
being sentenced. When asked what he had
to say why the sentence of the law should not
be passed upon him, he said
I have nothing to say why sentence should
not be passed upon me. I must say that I
regret very much that those who were present
did not prevent me from committing the act.
I reflect deeply upon the men who stood by
and permitted me to do an act over which I
had no control at the time. They should have
done something to prevent me. I am truly
sorry for what I have done, and would give
all the world if it were in my power, to undo
that which has been done. lam sorry for it,
and I do most earnestly hope and pray that
no other man may ever be brought into the
condition that I am in the same way."
"That was the feeling that he hed on the
subject. He was subsequently pardoned, but
carries with him no doubt, the regret that he
was made the victim of those who had en
couraged him by uttering tu his ear, as shown
in that case, the mischievous sentiment to
which we have referred.
"You are the victim of the same sentiment,
and we have more sympathy for you on that
account than on any other, and feel inclined
to deal with you as leniently as we can, in
view of everything which goes to plead for
lenienel in your behalf."
Wharton's Hardware Store is the place to
buy anything in the hardware line. Farmers
should go and see the Farming implements,
such as Corn Planters, Cultivators, Ploughs,
Separators, Cutting Boxes, &c., &c., which he
will sell at manufacturers' prices.
ENCOURAGING.—A subscriber in the
fir west sends us the following :
PLymocTu, LYON COUNTY, Kesses, April 24,
-Sir : Enclosed, please find Two Dollars for
which you will please continue to send your
very excellent paper. I have taken and paid
for the JOURNAL for several years whi.e resid
ing in my native county of Huntingdon. It has
always been a welcome visitor in my family.
Now as we reside some fifteen hundred miles
from the land of our nativity, it is rendered
still more welcome. We are very much pleas
ed with the enlarged and improved appear
ante of your paper. I hope its usefulness will
be realized both in the county and in the
party in proportion to its enlarged and im
proved appearance. I have no doubt that be
fore the coming October that the Republicans
of Huntingdon county will see the folly of
being led off by side issues.
We are having very pleasant weather for the
time of year. We have had quite a pleasant
winter—not much snow but plenty of rain.
The wheat crops are looking splendid—it will
average one foot in height. The most of
farmers have their corn planted. Stock has
been grazing on the Prairie for some time.
The Cottonwood Valley is one amongst the
best in this part of the State, with the Atchi
son, Topeka & Sante Fe Railroad running
through it, which is now completed to Cotton
wood Falls, from which the great tide of emi
gration is flowing South and West.
The place to buy Paints and Oils is at Whar
tou's Hardware Store. Hill street, Huntingdon,
Pa. His prices are low, and his goods of the
best quality.
Decoration day will be observed with the
usual ceremonies at this place. Arrangements
have been partially made for the purpose and
it is desired that they be completed as far as
possible during the present week. Soldiers
of the late war are therefore requested to meet
at the Court House, 0.1 Wednesday evening
next, the I.oth inst., at 8 o'clock.
INELL, Rev. J. IV. PLANNETT, J. J. Hosnr,.Com
NESS.—Huntingdon has a number of speciali•
ties which characterize her and give her iden
tity. New ones are almost daily established.
The last one that we have heard of was setting
up in the UMBRELLA BUSINESS. We don't mean
mending old umbrellas either. Oh, no! We
mean trafficing in umbrellas. The individual
who has hit upon this new branch of commerce
is one James McCabe, a "fellow of infinite jest
and most excellent fancy." He has been very
irreverently slandered, as we have every rea
son to believe. While going down street the
other day we overheard some one "blowing
him up" in a manner most unchristian. He
denounced him as being a lazy, thieving "cor
ner loafer," who only smoked and chewed vil
lainous tobacco and spit it on the pavements
for ladies to take up on their trains. Now, we
contend that if McCabe was born tired he had
as good a right to rest on the street-corners,
if it did take all week, as any body else, and—
and, it was his own business. "But McCabe
went into the umbrella business?" Well, just
wait we will tell you exactly as it was told us.
McCabe did go into the umbrella business.
On last Wednesday and Thursday the weath
er wasn't dry; no, it was uncomfortably wet,
and McCabe, like many another equally honest
man, came to the conclusion that umbrellas
were public property on rainy days, and find
ing that J. C. Blair, at the Post Office, had
more than his share be relieved him of three,
one of which he sold for fifty cent's, showing
conclusively that he uNterstands the art of
selling, and dog-cheap at that. You couldn't
get such bargains out of J. C. no how. Why
he should just take three we do not under
stand when he could just as readily have taken
them by the half as by the quarter of a
dozen. We have heard of honest fellows re
ceiviv "three cheers," but never before heard
of them Inking three umbrellas ; one is always
considered enough. James some bow or other
determined that he must have three if he had
to go to jail for them—and, he did. The Sheriff
will keep him dry. But we don't like this
case. It is a bad precedent. Who ever heard
of any body buying an umbrella on a rainy
day when they were standing around loose ?
We do not remember buying an umbrella for
half a dozen years and yet by some mysterious
succession of circumstances we are pretty
well supplied. It must be owing to people
forgetting them at our house—can't account
for it any other way.
We one wet miserable evening visited a
pretty and extremely loquacious lady acquain
tance, and, as our umbrella was wet, we sat it
outside on the door step to permit the water
to run off ; when we came out, the water had
not only run off, but the umbrella had gone
off too. We did not raise any fuss about that
umbrella because it may have been the owner
who picked it up. The only point that we
can see in James' case, is, that it is extremely
doubtful whether an honest man would have
takes more than one, or at farthest two umbrel
las. James may have stretched his honest
intentions. We believe he did.
We since learn that six umbrellas, which
were taken by James, have turned upl This
is bad 1 One or two might do but—but six is
a little steep I James, we fear you hurt the
business ! If people will watch their umbrel
las and we have to go out into the rain with
out one and get wet we will blame—you.
You are a fraud
A fact—that Henry & Co are selling goods
cheaper than any house in town.
grange (Mo.) American says the contract has
been signed by P. C. Brinck, Esq., of Phila
delphia, president of the United States Iron
Company, by which that company agree with
the city authorities of Lagrange to erect and
maintain in that city a rolling mill of 25,000
ton capacity annually, and to cost not less
than $600,000, to employ not less than a mil
lion dollars capital, and to be in running order
within two years from the date of the contract.
To obtain this the city of Lagrange furnishes
the ground, and donates $200,000 to the corn
pany. The advantages to be derived from
such an enterprise can be easily computed in
dollars and cents. This will give employment
to five 13,ndred men, to whom will be paid
$25,000 per month in wages, making the sum
of $300,000 in cash annually, nearly every dol
lar of which will b. ;:xpended in Lagrange.
These five hundred men will nearly all be
men of families, and will require houses to
live in, which will have to be erected by La
grange mechanics. It is fair to calculate five
persons to every laborer, which will be an in
crease to the population of Lagrange of 2,500
souls, double the present population of that
city. Let other towns and cities in the State
make a note of this.
This is the kind of an institution we want at
Huntingdon. We venture the assertion that
we have twice the advantages that Lagrange
has, and yet Philadelphians go a thousand
miles past our door to erect works, which,
when erected, will be run at a *cost of one
third more than it would cost to run them
here. Why is this? Huntingdon stands ready
to liberally encourage any parties who will
show a disposition to do the right thing, and
the resources are here in such abundance that
there is scarcely possibility, with anything
like respectable manneement, of failure. And
if men can tisk large sums of money in the
iron business elsewhere, with the uncertainty
of the tariff staring them in the face, why not
invest here where money can be made with little
or no tariff? Extensive iron manufactories are
already in operation East, West and South of us,
and others are contemplated, all on the rail
roads leading to this point. There are any
number of sites within easy distances of the
town, water power is abundant, coal, lumber
everything necessary to run an establishment,
as large as Johnstown for any length of time.
Grenadines, and ntw style Dress Goods,
very cheap, at Henry SE Co. It.
buy Table Cutlery, go to Wharton's Hardware
Store, where you will see the largest assort
ment outside of Philadelphia. Just think, the
second invoice in a month. Prices to suit every
one. From Common up to the finest "Silver
Ivory-Handle." Also, Silver Forks, Silver
Tea and Table Spoons, Silver Tea Setts, Cas
tors, Napkin Rings ; in a word, anything you
want in that line. He guarantees to sell at
manufacturers' prices, and flatters himself—
by his largely increasing trade—that his prices
suit the people. Go and see his stock. Cha
ney and Maguire think it no trouble to show
the goods.
Can't be beat—the stock of Cassimers and
Cottauades, at Henry dr Co. It
ROAD—Report of Coal Shipped: TONS.
For the week ending May 6, 1871 8,368
Same date last year 6,690
Increase for week
Shipped for the year IS7I
Same date last year
Increase for year 1871
WE arc authorized to announce that
from and after Monday, the 23d inst., two
trains will be run through to Mount Dallas on
the Broad Top Road.
The best place to buy Cook or Parlor Stoves,
outside of Philadelphia, is at Wharton's Hard
ware Store.
J. H. C
Hosiery of all grades, at extremely low
prices, 10 cents pair, at Henry & Co. It.
, Glass, of all sizes, at Whartoa's Hardware
Carpets and Oil Cloths, very cheap, at Hen.
ry & Co. It
Internal Revenue Stamps for sale by Frank
W. Stewart. Ltuy.lo-2t*
WANTED.-40,000 1119 Tub Washed Wool
1,000 cords Bark, by lIENRY & Co.
May oth, 1871—Om.
Parasols and Fans, latest styles, very cheap,
at Henry & Co. [lt.
lice of Harrisburg " run down " some fellow,
charged with all manner of naughty tricks,
played upon some fair damsel of the good
" burg aforsesaid, and arrested him at Cleve
land, Ohio. He reached this place iu safety
with his " pet " in tow on last Tuesday night,
by the 11:12 Express. The Chief concluded
that all things were lovely and that alittle sleep
would be most refreshing, and " shunt shlept
a leetle," when he awoke, he felt lonely—his
companion, without even saying " with you r
leave, sir," or bidding Lim a gentle adieu, had
gone. The Chief rubbed his eyes, scratched
his head, then realizes that he had been
" caught napping," rushed to the conductor,
stopped the train, hastened to the telegraph
office and burdened the wires with his grief,
chagrin and a description of his interesting
travelling companion. It was astonishing to
hear the anxiety of mind expressed by that
big souled Chief for Isis fallow travel
er. Ile could not have been more interested
if he had been a brother; a big brother at
that; he was so much afraid that he might
wander away and get lost like the "babes in
in the woods" or get out of the reach of his
own kind protection.
When the dispatch was received at this
place, Sheriff Neely was requested to examine
the next train West, for the "lost boy." The
Sheriff did so, and in the kindness of his heart,
" took him in " gently as a " sucking dove,"
and the next train brought the gratified Chief ,
who "went for that heathen Chiuee." We
saw them at the station and never did each
man appear to appreciate the company of his
fellow more than did those two. They were
so attentive, so affectionate, so concerned for
each others welfare that it was a pleasure to
gaze upon them. It is supposed that the Chief
"set up " with his "darling " until their safe
arrival at "Clichy " or some other equally
secure place. The stupid fellow, for taking
the next train west, deserved to be caught—
" napping."
Rosp.—The M. C. Railroad having been com
pleted to Gap Furnace, on Saturday afternoon
a special train, consisting of seven passenger
coaches, left this place for the terminus of the
road. The day was atrociously disagreeable,
but in spite of this an immense crowd of peo
ple were congregated at the depot and on the
arrival of the train from Altoona every availa
ble inch of space was quickly taken up by
those who were anxious to be on the first train
to the Gap. The cars being completely filled,
the train pulled out, and halted for the first
time at the reservoir where everybody had
ample opportunity to
.examine and admire
that somewhat extensive sheet of water. Here
the Social Cornet Band, which accompanied
the excursion, discoursed delicious music to
the delight of the party. T he next halt was
at the Gap, where the train was quickly de.
sorted and the company scatted in different
directions to see what was to be seen. After a
half hour's rambling about, which was spent
as pleasantly as the unfavorable state of the
weather would allow, the passengers resumed
their seats and the iron horse brought us home
in good time. Everybody was in the best of
spirits and all were of the opinion that the
road is as nera perfection as anything human
can he, rejecting great credit on all who have
had to do with its construction.
Commencing on Monday last, regular trains
now run between Altoona and Gap Furnance,
arriving and departing from this place on the
same schedule time as was observed by our
trains before the completion of the road to the
Gap. This train will continue under the
charge of that excellent officer, Conductor
Dent. An additionnl train, making four trips
a day, and running so as to connect with the
other trains at this point, was put on the
Newry branch on Monday, with James Cully,
of New, as conductor. The people along
the Ncwry branch, white sorry to loose Con
ductor Dent, are satisfied that they get as good
a man—and that is saying much—in Mr. Cul
ly.—Hollidagsburg Standard.
Nil CENTRAL—The Committees of the Boards
of Directors of the Pennsylvania road, and the
Camden and Amboy road and its branches,
having agreed upon a lease by which the con
trol of the latter will be transferred fo the for
mer company, it is probable that at the meet
ings of the companies to-day the action will
be ratified by their respective stockholders.
The Pennsylvania Company agrees to take the
property and franchises of the united compa
nies, and to assume all their obligations, pay
ing ten per cent. per annum upon the capital
stock of the companies. The united compan
ics comprise the New Jersey railroad and
transportation company, the Camden and Am
boy railroad company, the Philadelphia and
Trenton railroad company and the Deleware
and Raritan canal company. The leased
lines, which will also pass under the control
of the Pennsylvania company, extend over
nearly every county in the southern half of
the State, and their management will be of
great moment to the people of a large portion
of the State.
The extensive improvements at Harsimus
Cove, in Jersey City, which, although long
contemplated, the united companies have not
been bold enough to undertake, in view of the
insecurity of their hold on the western busi
.3S, will now be pushed forward. The Ele
voted Railway in Jersey City will be built, and
the wide cove covered with freight and pas
senger buildings. It was the dpsire to have
this great scheme carried out; the fear that
the New Jersey Central would be leased by
the Pennsylvania Company, and the doubt lest
the National RailwayCompsny should succeed
by foreign aid in running an opposition line
across the State, that first prompted the di
rectors of the united companies to accede to
the proposition to lease their lands. The re
sult, while it will, no doubt, he favorable to
the companies, cannot in any case diminish
the profits of the stockholders, which have
hitherto for several years stood at 10 per cent.
per annum upon their investments.—Harris
burg Telegraph.
purest of iron ores are required for the manu
facture of ordinance. During the late civil
war the United States government tested the
ores of various localities with the view of ob
taining the best quality. We have before us a
report of General T. J. Rodman, U. S. Army, to
General A. B. Dyer, Chief of Ordinance, under
date of February 13, 1862, which pronounces
the ores on the Bloomfield Furnace property,
located in the southern part of Blair and the
adjoining territory in Bedford county, as "not
likely to be surpassed by any untried
variety," and which recommends the pur
chase by the government of the ore banks and
smelting furnace on that property. The re
port goes on to say that the ores are brown
hematite and are believed to be adequate to
supply the wants of the government for hun
dreds of years. About 20,000 acres of land,
estimated to yield 12,000 cords of wood, which
I would smelt 2,000 tons of iron ore per annum,
constitute the surface area of this property.
A rail Way known as the " Morrison's Cove
Railroad" is now in process of construction
from Hollidaysburg to Bloomfield and will
soon be completed. At the time General Rod
man made his report this property could have
been purchased for $230,000, but the construc
tion of the Morrison's Cove Railroad will make
it worth millions. The Furnace at Bloomfield
has been idle fur several years, but the con
pletion of the road will revive it, and doubt.
less additional furnaces will soon be construc
ted at that point. Under the management of
the enterprising agent of the proprietors of
Bloomfield, Colonel J. W. Duncan, of Pitts
burg, the excellent ores of that locality will
now be thoroughly developed.— Harrisburg
.... 1878
~.. 96,435
RAIN—Big slide on H. B. R. R. on Saturday,
—Rain 1 Rain ! Rs. ! And no umbrella! How
are we to get to the Broad Top train with a
book, a ha; box, and several other perishable
articles ? Oh, for McCabe, the umbrella man !
But here comes Dr. B; we borrowed the Doctor
and his umbrella, and through mud and over
squirting pavements wended our way to car
No. 2 and seated ourselves for a monotonous
ride. Here we found S., of Bloody Run,
whose good natured face always reminds us
of a "big sunflower," Judge G., of the new
and flourishing village of Gumptown, on the
B. & B. Railroad, who is always "happy as a
King," Rev. G., of Bedford, whose staid and
sober deportment was in perfect accord with
his professions, the urbane and accommo
dating and accomplished Chief of the H. lz B.
T. and B. It B. Railroad, several accomplished
and interesting young ladies, a newly married
couple—an old rooster and a young hen—and
oh, how sweet they were, and several others.
Smiling, good natured S. "took us in" first
and talked all manner of stuff, told a yarn or
two while it rained incessantly. The sweet
couple, newly married, were food for reflec
tion and
,suggested several ;good jokes
which were told by the Judge. At Riddles
burg the gushing couple left us. It was a
serious loss for scarcely a joke was told for
ten minutes afterward. At Hopewell, M., the
State Temperance Lecturer, joined us. It still
rained; on up the road cautiously moved the
train. The excellent engineer kept a sharp
lookout for breakers ahead. A sharp, shrill
whistle and down went the brakes. Out
popped heads on every side. What was up?
It was only a few stones down on the track.
They were off in a moment. On we went
again. Another whistle, shriller and sharper
than before. The brakes were plied vigor
ously, out went the heads again, others passed
to the platform, and in a moment steam was
reversed and back we went to the first water
station, then came the unwelcome intelligence
that there was a considerable slide in Cy
pher's cut. A sufficient supply of water hav
ing been taken in again we hastened up the
road. All were anxious to know the worst.
The bridge across the Raystown Bratich was
reached, and there in the "cut" lay tons upon
tons of rock that had gone down—an aval
anche of rocks. The train came to a halt and
the masculine portion of the company went
forward to reconnoitre. A glance was
enough to satisfy any one that car No. 2 had
gone as far as it was practicable.
Change cars for Piper's Run was next in or_
der. The intelligence was communicated to
those in the car and the ladies manifested
just the least bit of petulance. One said that she
would await some authorative announcement
while the other showed a disposition to "blow
up" the road. It was provoking. But worse
accidents have happened on better roads.—
Luggage in hand we left the train and slowly
ascended the bluff. The rain fell inces
santly. The ladies alone appeared to ob
ject to the ascent of the Mount. Up, up we
went to the summit and while we were ascen
ding quantities of stones were descending into
the cut. The slide is from the east side and
will require several day's efforts to remove it.
We slowly trudged our way to the only
house at the station where we sought shelter.
Here we found the local freight, consisting of
two box and a number of ore cars. A lot of
stock had been unloaded and to this car we
were invited. Some one was wicked enough to
remark that it was only an exchange of one
kind of cattle for another and that the ex
change wse decidedly appropriate.- TbeJndge
denied vigorously that it was the Directors'
car of the B. .k B. The ladies concluded that
the Judge was a Director and they went for
him. We pitied the poor fellow. "You know
how it is yourself" when the ladies get after
you. Still it rained! The railroad employees
brought box after box, and great trunks, the
size of "patent dry houses," through the cut
and tun.bled them into the local express. They
did swear ! The express man was slightly fu
rious, but as the train moved off he seated
himself up to a mail bag filled with 'pub. does.'
and ate his dinner as calmly and collectively
as if nothing had happened or as if there had
never been any stock in that car. As we gazed
upon him refreshing himself we closed our eyes
and thought of th e splendid dining ears we have
seen, and fancied we were upon one, but when
our eyes opened there sat the ladies, some
what mollified, the Judge, the Temperance
man, Reverned and S, as meek as the lambs
which had peceded them in the car. Dolph
was jolly I He smiled so doubtfully and bus
tled about while he smiled.
At Bloody Run we took on Doctor D., who
was quite an acquisition to the force. [leads
went out involuntary, to get wet, as we ap
proached Mount Dallas to learn the number of
hacks on hand. And there stood one misera
ble rickety old coach for eleven or twelve pas
sengers. We had all been reasonably jolly be
fore, but this was enough to make a saint
swear,. The rain fell in torrents ! Nine went
dost , n to the hack to fill the places of six, and
three returned. What was to be done? Tele
graph to Bloody Run for a hack, but the oper
ator said that could not be done. Then some
one volunteered to go and send a conveyance.
Then again it was resolved to go in a body,
and we did. When the train pulled out we
were all on board for Bloody Run. The Judge
thought it would not be a bad idea to take a
little suthin'. The Reverend gentleman thought
if he had any thing he might as well produce
it. The Judge, without even a blush, pulled
out an "imperial quart bottle," which was
passed around, but the Temperance Lecturer
and the Reverend gentleman obstinately refu
sed to indulge. Six of us crowded into a wag
on similar to those used by butchers in cities
to haul calves to slaughter, and rode three or
four hundred yards to Bottomfield's hotel for
which the driver, who must have been a grad
uate of Bedford Springs, Niagara Falls or Chi
cago, charged us twenty-five cents. While
awaiting dinner the story went round. Bret
Harte and John Hay were read and enjoyed,
and "all went merry as a marriage bell." The
dinner was a capital one and did credit to
"mine host," and to which we in turn did am
ple justice. After dinner came "elutey," the
hackman, who proposed take us to Bedford,
provided we would wait until he was ready.—
The Doctor became the spokesman of the par
ty because he asserted that we had paid the
driver from the station, for riding in his veal
wagon, a quarter a head while he paid the fare
of two with a quarter and consequently we
were not fit to make bargains. He gave
"elute) , " ten minutes to get ready and he was
on hand in less time.
All aboard for Bedford! The rain continued
without intermission. Away drove Jehu, and
he drove furiously. Then the joke, the anec
dote and laugh commenced, and only ceased
when we reined up at Bedford. A more good
natured, jolly party never took hack. The
Judge's bottle was hidden away in the bottom
of his satchel, and if it had any thing to do
with it, it could only be attributed Mita prox
imity—nothing more.
PRlNTlNG.—Remember Merchants, Me
chanics, ant business men generally, if you
want Posters, Circulars, a Letter head, Bill
head, Monthly Statements, Cards, Envelopes,
or any kind of printing done, that we are pre
pared to do it in the best style and at the low
cot rates.
SPECIAL Nortca.—All persons indebted .to
the undersigned, either by note or book ac
count, prior to January let, are requested to
call and pay the same without delay. All ac
counts not settled by 15th of Juue next will
be placed iu the hands of an attorney for col
3lay 9th, 1871-3 t. Desalt k Co.
Window Glass and Putty at Patton's.
march 22, tf.
Saurarn &now. CAusz.—ln pursuance of a
card by the Executive Committee of the Hun
tingdon County Sabbath School Association,
a preliminary meeting of citizens interested in
the movement was held in the Court blouse—
K. A. Lovell, Esq., acted as Chairman, G. B.
Armitage as Secretary. Opened by prayer by
Rev. Zahniser. On motion of Rev. Zahniser it
was resolved that the Superintendent of the
respective Sabbath Schools of the town con
stitute a Commiltee on Programme.
On motion it was resolved that there be two
persons, (a lady and gentleman) appointed
from each church in the town, who shall con
stitute the
TIIOS. MYTON, aiairman.
Methodist—Mrs. Esther Lytle, Mi. Jennie
Presbyterian—George Scott, John E. Smuck
er, Miss Ella Orbison.
Lutheran—G. W. Saunderson, Miss Julia
Reformed—Henry J. Swoope, Miss Amanda
Episcopalian—Miss Bennie Wallace, Miss
Anna Simpson.
Baptist—N. B. Corbin, Mrs. A. H. Hight.
Ist Mission S. S.—Mr. John C. Miller, Mrs,
R. R. Bryan.
2d Mission S. S.—Hu g h Lindsay, Miss -Ken
Ordered that the Presideiit of the Associa
tion and the Secretary, together with J. R.
Simpson and M. Zentmyer, Esqs., constitute a
Committee on Correspondence.
•• Henry W. Miller and David Dunn were ap
pointed a committee to secure &place for hold
ing convention, with instructions to secure
the Court House, if it can be had.
Rev. Plannett moved that the matter of
music be left in charge of Dr. It. R. Wiestling,
pith request that he select such persons to
form a choir as he may choose. D. Blair, Esq.,
moved an amendment that Dr. E. J. Greene be
added to said committee of one. And the
motion as amended was carried. On motion
of Mr. Woods, it was ordered that the music
committee be requested to select familiar
pieces of music for the use of the Convention.
On motion of Rev. Kerr the committee on
correspondence were instructed to invite for
eign aid to the Convention.
Ordered on motion, that Col. Wm. Dorris
and John Major be a committee to secure, if
possible, excursion for those attending con
vention, on the Broad Top and Central Rail
On motion of Rev. Plannett it was resolved
that on the Tuesday night preceding the con
vention there be a Union Prayer .Meeting in
the Court House for the purpose of asking a
special blessing upon the convention.
On motion of Mr. Dunn the committee of
programme arc allowed to fix the time to be
spent in discussion during the conception.
After benediction by Rev. Kerr, meeting
adjourned to meet at the same place, one
week from to-night.
Iluntingdon, May Ist, 1871
teen Murders a Companion of Thirteen.—Money
the Cause.—The Somerset herald says : On
last Wednesday evening our town was thrown
into a fever of excitement over the horrible
tragedy that had been enacted about two
miles below town. A young boy by the name
of Wm. Shaffer, but better known as Lord
Wellington, shot the oldest son of one of our
respectable citizens, James Marshall, Esq.,
who resides about a mile south of this place.
On the morning of Wednesday, the boy known
as Lord Wellington came into the store of
F. Blymyer, and seeing some revolvers lying
on the counter, he immediately inquired the
different prices, when he was told he needn't
know as Ise didn't want to purchase. Not to
be put off in this manner, he again inquired,
when he was told they were worth $4,25. He
then threw down a five dollar bill, took the
revolver and purchased seventy-five cents
worth of cartridges and left. Mr. Blymyer
thinking that he had done wrong, in a few
minutes started after the boy but could not
find him.
About six o'clock in the evening, the report
came to town, that young Marshall was lying
dead, by a bridge near the residence of Henry
Metzler. In a few minutes from one to two
hundred men and boys started for the spot,
and found the report but too true. The boy
was lying on his back, pierced through his
breast by a ball, having a five barrelled revol
ver by his side, with every barrel charged. A
jury was at once impannelled, an inquest was
held, the verdict being that young Marshall
had come to his death by a pistol shot from
an unknown band.
The following facts were afterwards learned,
that Lord Wellington had stolen the five dol
lars from a laborer on the railroad, with
which he purchased the revolver, that he and
young Marshall had been shooting mark the
greater part of the day, and Shaffer confesses
that he demanded of Marshall some money
which he had in possession and that on re
fusing he had shot him. The next morning
after the horrible affray Shaffer's pistol was
found in a field near by, and Marshall's
pocket book but a few yards further on. It
is generally believed that he killed him for
his money, and it is thought his original in
tention was to shoot Jim Acres, one of the
bosses on the railroad, with whom he had
some little difficulty.
Young Shaffer is a youth of about IG, who
has been brought up without having any of
those Christian influences brought to bear
upon him which go so far to make the char
acter of a youth. He has scarcely the knowl
edge of right or wrong, and to show the total
ignorance of the boy, he inquired of the officer
who had him in charge, and while conveying
him to prison, if they would hang him, for
said he, if they will, I want to send for a
preacher and get religion.
A MAN KILLED.—A Sad end of an
Emigrant.—On Saturday the 27th ult., as the
emigrant train was about to leave the station
at this place, a German emigrant, who had
alighted got up on one of the regular passen
ger coaches attached to the train. He discov
ered Elio mistake and alighted to take the
proper car, but by the time he reached it the
train was running at such a speed that he
could not get on. He remained about Hunt
ingdon until Monday. In the meantime he
became so much depressed at the thought of
being left behind that he became insane. Some
persons interested themselves in his behalf,
and on examining his ticket they found that
it called for Paris, Kentucky, they, therefore,
determined to assist him all in their power.
On Monday following, when the emigrant train
arrived, they took him, against his will and
placed him on it. He immediately afterwards
became violent and broke a seat or two and
several panes of glass out of the car. He was
consequently put off at Spruce Creek where an
hour or two later he was run over by a freight
train and instantly killed. He had just arriv
ed from Europe. His end is truly a sad one.
White Goods, Linen Goods, Lace and Linen
Collars, latest styles, etc., a fine assortment,
at Glazier ik Bro 's. [my.3-3t
Tn• best thing out Weidas Revoiring
Smoothing Iron, for sale at A. R. Stewart &
Co. March 8, 2-m.
New Sheet Music just received at Green's
Music Store. [my.3—ew
A large lot of German Accordeons for sale,
cheap, at Green's Music Store. [my.3.2u.
David Mengle has on hand a fine assortment
of Carriages and Buggies, which he will sell
at reasonable prices, [my.3-2t
ptanatory and Practical on the Old and New
Testaments :—By Rev. Robert Jamison, D. D.,
St. Paul's Glasgow ; Rev. A. B. Fausset, A. B.
Curthbert, York, and Rev. David Brown, D.
D., Professor of Theology, Aberdeen.
A comentary on the whole Bible in one vol
A commentary far in advance of the older
A commentary compendious and compre
hensiec in its character.
A commentary containing a critical intro
duction to each book of Scripture.
A commentary haring over 200 handsome
A commentary by far the most practical,
suggestive, scientific and populor, and in typog
raphy and general arrangement, the peer of
the best in the English language.
No book ever published in this, or any other
country, has been commended by so long a
list of the most eminent men and scholars as
Read a few of the many testimonials given
by eminent scholars and ministers, whose
learning and ability for judging such an im
portant work is unquestioned.
Rev. James IPCosh, D. D., President Prince.
ton College, says: "I am well acquainted with
the commentary by Jamison, Fausset & Brown,
and have often made good and profitable use
of it. It is highly esteemed in Great Britain
and Ireland, and I am pleased it is republished
in this country. It is the work of highly com
petent scholars who have succeded in bringing
out its mines of the spirit as revealed in the
scriptures. It is clear, brief, judicious and
eminently fitted to be useful alike to pastor
and people."
Rev. D. W. Clark, D. D., Bishop M. E.
Curch—"The commentary on the Old and New
Testaments of Messrs. Jamison, Fausset k
Brown is just what the people want. Without
ostentation, and free from unnecessary ver
biage, it lays under contribution its rescearches
of scholars, critics and travelers, that hate
thrown so much light on Biblical topics iu
modern times. It will be found one of the
most useful and instructive commentaries yet
published--a help not merely to its better un
derstanding of the word of God, but also to
clearer experience in its Christian life."
Rev. G. W. Zahniser, Pastor Presbyterian
Church of this place, says have not had
time to examine with much care the 'commen
tary on the Old and New Testaments" pub
lished by the New Word Publishing Company,
but I have no doubt however, that it is a
work of very great merit. it has received the
commendations of such men as Drs. Bodge
and M'Cosh and other eminent divines. It
well deserves, and I hope will have a wide
Rev. B. B. Hamlin, D. D., P. E. Juniata Dis•
trict, If. E. Church, lays : Having examined
the commentary on the Old and New Testa
ments now in the hands of Mr. Wagoner for
circulation, I hesitate not to say that it is all
that its title imports—"critical, explanatory
and practical." It is remarkable for the sim
plicity of its arrangement—for the conciseness
and clearness of ita style—for the brevity and
comprehensiveness of its statements and ex
positions, and especially desirable as compos
ing a complete commentary on the whole
Bible in a single volume.
"Mr. Wagoner is certainly entitled to en
couragement no furnishing, in a very cheap
and portable form, a commentary ou the
Scriptures, which, whether in the ministers
study, in the Sunday School, or in the family.
cannot fail to render very great satisfaction."
1 The "Burlington Route," so called, lies right
in the path of the Star of Empire, It runs
almost immediately in the center of the great
westward movement of emigration. Crossing
Illinois and lowa, it strikes the Missouri river
at three points.
These three points are the gateways into
three great sections of the trans-Missouri re
The Northern gate is Omaha, where the
great Pacific road will take you to the land of
gold and grapes, sunny mountains, and per
petual summer.
The middle gate is Plattsmouth, which
opens upon the south half of Nebraska, south
of the Platte river, a region unsurpassed on
the continent for agriculture and grazing.
Just here are the B. & M. Railroad lands, con
cerning Geo. S. llarris, the land officer at
Burlington, lowa, can give you all informs
tion, and in the heart of them is Lincoln, the
State Capital and present terminus of the
The Southern gate leads to Kansas, by con
nections with the St. Joe Road nt Hamburg,
running direct to St. Joe and Kansas City.
The trains of the Burlington run smoothly
and safely, and make all connections. It run
the best of coaches, Pullman Palace and
Pullman dining cars, and should you take the
journey fur the journey's sake alone,, you will
be repaid; or take it to find a home or a farm
and you cannot find either better than among
the B. & B. lands, where you can buy on ten
years' credit, and at a low price. tf.
Mourning Goods, Black Alpaccas, Mixtures
for Ladies' Suits, Percales, Lawns, Summer
Plaids, &c. For good goods, choice styles and
low prices, go to Glazier & Bro.'s. [my.3-3t
From 30 to 50 cents a yard lower than they
have been—the Black Silks offered by Glazier
& Bro. [my.3-3t.
Black H ernanis and Grenadines, cheap, at
Glazier 3 Bro.'s. [my.3-3t
FIFTY setts of Melton jewelry at Henry
Co's. The latest thing out. Ladies, just go
and see them. May 3-2 t.
Those of our lady friends who wish a good
Black Silk Dress, will find a large assortment
at Glazier & Bro.'s, 309 North Third street,
ranging in price from $1,25 per yard upwards.
Gsitros NORWAY OAIII for sale by Glazier &
Bro. Price, $1.50 per bushel. [
Bona dust, by the large or small quantities
at Henry & Co's. Lap26,4t.
80. dust, by the large or small quantities,
at Fleury & [ap26,4t.
artia l itO.
LAUGIILIN—IIAMER.—On the 30th ult., by Rev. J. P.
Long. Mr. &met Laughlin to Miss Mary Ann Flamer, all
of McConnellatown.
Sit LILTS—SECK LER.—On the 2d init.. of Mt. Union,
by Rev. G. W. Zahnizer. Mr. La: id J. Shults, of Spruce
Creek, to Miss Mary J. Seckler, of Mt. Union.
NANKITELL—BAWN.—On tho 20th ult., by Rev. S.
A. Creveling, Mr. Thomas Nankivell, of Millerztown, to
Miss Martha A. Bowe, of Shade Valley.
LORENZ—HAINES.—On the =.l ult., try Rev. S. p .
Steckel, Mr. Frederick H. Lorenz to Miss Mary Haines, all
of Huntingdon.
RENNER— BURNER.—On 21 et Feb.lB7l, by Rev. DI b'
Smith, Mr. Theodore Benner to !lies Jennie Burner, ell of
Petersburg, Pa.
110UCII—MARTIN.—On the 15th inst., by John 0.
Murray, Eeq., Mr. Robert Houck to Mice Margaret Mar
tin, both of title place.
LEFFERD—COZUSS.—March 30, by ROT. 11. K.
Foster, Mr. Adam Laird to Mum Mary M. COMM., all of
Huntingdon, Pa.
WAGNER—WEVERLING.—ApriI ls, by the came, Mr.
Jacob Wagner to Mies Bunn Woverling, ail of Bloody
Run, l'a.
McCOY--CORNELISON.—ApriI I:5, by the same, Mr.
Andrew McCoy to Wu ZIA Cornelison, all of fluntingden.
CAROTLIERS.—In Alexandria, on the Md ult., Mr. R.
Carothers, aged about 26 year..
PHEASANT.—In Mapleton, on the 17th ult., of typhoid
facer, John Thompson, eon of John and Matilda Pheasant,
agod 10 year., 2 months and 24 day:.
TEAL.—On the 27th ult. Miss Mary Ellen Neal, former
ly of Harrisburg, aged years.
HAWSER.—In Shirleysb mg, on the 26th alt., of Bron
chitis, Mr. George W. Hanker, aged b.l }earn, 19 months
and 20 days.
EFFRIGIIT.—On the 27th ult., Florence, daughter of
Frank and Ellen Ileffright.
lIEFFRIG UT —On the 2d instant, May froward, aon of
Frank and Ellen Ileffright, aged nearly i year..
...Dry Goode.
8. B. Chaney having retired from the irm of g.
B. Chaney & Co., a new firm has been established
under the Ityle and title of Carmon & Cunningham,
and the business will hereafter be conduoted by
Call at
and No. 100, FOURTH STREET,
April 19, 1871.-6 m.
Having purchased the the greatest variety •f
goods ever brought to Huntingdon, they are pre
pared to give greet bargains to those who patron
ize their establishment. Their stock •onsists in
pert of
it reduced prises. Also s oboise oldeetiou •f
Ladies' Dress Goods.
Merinos, figured and plain ; Alpacas ; Mohair;
all wool Delaines; Luatera, Poplin.; also a com
plete aasortmant of Gentlemen's wear, such as
at istonishingly low prices.
We do not consider it any trouble to ■how goods,
and would be pleased to have the ladles and the
public generally call and examine our new stock,
which we are determined to sell at the lowest sash
In connection with our other business we hay.
established a first-glass
where all kinds of lumber for building purpose.
can be bad at reasonable rates. Boards, Lath,
Shingles, Jte., &c., always on hand.
Lath, Pickets, constantly on hand.
FRAMES, AC., et manufacturers' prices.
Feb. 15, 1871.
of the
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
A Specialty mad• of
}larch 8, 1871.