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The Huntingdon Journal,
J. R. DURBORROW
Wednesday Morning, June 21, 1871.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
FOR AUDITOR EN ERAL
COL. DAVID STANTON, of Beaver.
FO3 SURVEYOR GENERAL:
ROBERT B. BEATH, of Schuylkill
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A High Old Time.
Our readers will be surprised to hear
that we have been off of dury, on a romp
up to York State, for four or five days. It
is even so! We didn't want to tell you
until we returned lest you might be dis
posed to interfere with our pleasure. The
truih is we wanted to have a good time
generally, and we had it. And for fear
you might now feel inclined to complain
of us, we will tell you all about it, if you
will only listen. Put on your sober caps
and don't smile even the faintest shadow,
until we are through, because it is going
to be a long story; a very sober and serious
one, we fear, and desperately truthful; so
compose yourselves, close your eyes, mouths
and open your ears. There! that will do!
Now, then !
There is in this State what is known as
TILE PENNSYLVANIA EDITORIAL Asso
exanox. H. G: Smith, of the Lancaster
Intelligencer, is the President, and It. S.
3lennamin, of the Philadelphia Printers'
Circular, is the Secretary, thereof. It is
the duty of the first named gentleman to
make all the buncombe speeches for the
Association, which it is necessary to make
from time to time, to preside at banquets,
and smile most approvingly upon the boys,
and he performs his duties well, while the
late, superintends the getting up of the
re-unions, sends out invitations, secures
free passes, contracts with hotel-keepers ,
sees that everybody is made comfortable,
auFwerseverybody's questions, smiles most
approvingly, and must be as even-tempered
as a lamb. His duties are onerous, but he
is the right man in the right place. This
is the universal verdict.. He can coast
upon our vote for the position until it will
no longer count, if he wants it.
This latter good gentleman sent us an
invitation to be present at a Summemeet
ing of the Association, to be held at Wil
lianisport, on the 14th inst., and • after
consulting our pocket-book, and finding
that it would only cost a trifle, about seven
dollars a head, we concluded that we could
borrow that much at sixty days, if our pa
trons didn't come to time, and determined
to go. Our better half hesitated for a
week or two, said she wouldn't go, but the
last hour found her ready, and she went
along to take care of us, she said, but we
really think that the care was the other
way. We .may tell some severe things on
her before we get through, but we don't
expect our readers to tell her, and she will
never see the JOURNAL, because she lives
up at Bedford, and thinks it is the greatest
place this side 'of sun down. It is a good
- quiet place for one who desires to go into
retirement, but for us give us Huntingdon
or give os—another Editorial Convention!
Tuesday morning at 5.40, in company
with Bro. Lutz, of the Bedford Inquirer,
:.and his most excellent lady, we found our
selves ready to take the "Local Freight"
for Tyrone. This train is a little mixed.
It runs by fits and starts. It is not re
markable for speed, but is excellent on a
stop. Stations are not of as much impor
tance to it as sidelings. It has a great
desire to take up all the ears that may be
standing along the way, and this takes up
time. A good lady in our hearing said it
was "very pokey." Mr. Lowe, tae con
ductor, a very clever gentleman, may think
it a very cleier thing for Loire, but we
would prefer some other train for high.—
. The "Local" was a little behind time, and
"you knoWhoW it is yourself" when you
are ready and the cars are late. We got
ticigety.,. We like to be on time and we
expect the cars to be. At last "all aboard"
came to cheer us into the car and we went
rolling up through old mother Hunting
don, bidding good-bye to the Morrison,
Exchange, and Jackson hotels, the three
great rivals for the entertainment of the
public, past Henry & Co.'s store, Burch
iuells' planing mill. West Huntingdon,
the Keystone shoe f• 'tory, the Franklin
Planing mill, spinning along the banks of
the "raring canawl," looking up at the
• • high bluff and admiring its robe of greed
- on the,right, and the "blue Juniata" pla
cidly. roiling along, with its banks covered
with the. most magnificent shrubbery on
. the left, until we reached Petersburg, the
first station out. Petersburg is a flourish
' jug village, but as Soon as the necessary
*shifting could be done we were off again
to the next side!ing, and there appeared to
be a sideliug every mile or tw.,—at Berme,
at SprueeCreakoit Birmingham, all flour
ishing villages, there was work for the
"Local,' and jadging from the time it
took, it did it w3ll. The Inquirer suggest
ed when nest he rode on that train he
would bring his fishing tackle along and
fish between runs. After this huge joke
the Inquirer contained s9leum and silent—
it was enough for one day. We felt alarm
ed in the tunnel hat our better half might
attempt to commit an assault and battery
upon us, after the manner 4:gloving young
people, but there was no necessity for the
alarm, she didn't. We crossed Spruce
Creek just thirty-two times, by actual
count, and every time lauded on the same
side. It is the most one sided stream we
ever saw- We have olten wondered where
nursery men procured their nice cone and
funnel-shaped spruce and other pines, but
our custodian—beg pardon—our better
half—pointed out the secret and all was
explained. They are got up Spruce Creek
,Thoeuest varieties to be found anywhere
are in abundance here. Well, well ;we
passed the 'Kept me Zinc Works, now
standing idle and-looking as if in rapid
decay. Why are they idle ? A lung whis
tie, the brakes were plied and Tyrone was
31r. ]'.owe, our geutiemanly cwiducter,
„informed us tint the Lock Haven train
would leave at 8.40, and we put in - the
time lounging about the depot until that
train was ready to leave. The Harrisburg
Accommodation brought down a number
of the editorial fraternity who joined us,
and at the time stated we pulled out for
Lock Haven. Among those, who joined
us at this place were Sansom, of the Indi
ana Democrat, McPike, of the Cambria
Freeman, Henry, of the Kittaning Repub
lican, and Durben, of the New Castle
Courant. There were also a large number
of Democratic editors on board bound to
Bellefonte, to attend the Democratic Edi
torial Convention, with whom we were
unacquainted. The Bald Eagle Valley
railroad traverses a region that is not re
markable for fertility or picturesque scene
ry—it is; to some extent, a lumber region.
We noticed Bald Eagle and Mount Eagle
stations, but we didn't see any bald eagles
or any eagles mount. There was scarcely
anything to attract the attention until we
reached Milesburg. We saw the ruins of
at least three old furnaces, which indicated
that the manufacture of iron had given
way to something more lucrative.
At Milesburg we were switched off to
Bellefonte, where we arrived a few min
utes later. Here our Democratic brethren
bid us good-bye. The Indiana Democrat
remarked that they would meet us on
Wednesday, when the water and wine
would mingle, but for the present the wine
must bid us adieu, so the adulterated wine
left us and the pure water went on. We
backed out of Bellefonte as soon as possi
ble to Milesburg and again resumed our
journey. Bellefonte, judging by what
we saw of it, is a very handsome place,
and it would have given us great pleasure
to have spent several hours here. Nothing
of interest occurred, except the killing of
a cow, until we reached Lock Ha
ven, a lumber town on the P. &
E. R. R. Here we were met by a train
down from Erie and taken on board, with
out entering. Lock Haven, and taken on
down the road to Williamsport. The
country along the West Branch . is open
and very fertile. The wheat appeared to
be very fine and gives promise of a very
heavy yield. On we went, skimming along
through splendid farms, over little rivulets,
on the margin of the river, under over
hanging cliffs, through heavy cuts and past
fine edifices the latergiving evidence of thrift
and culture. Williamsport with is great
Boom, its scores of mills, its square acres of
lumber, its splendid church and other edifi
ces, its magnificent residences, and its Her
dic House came into view. Down went the
brakes and the great throng poured out of
the cars to enter the greater throng already
at that tower of babel. The crowed swayed
to the clerk's counter and the register was
in demand for the next fifteen minutes,
and strange scrawls found their way there.
We were consigned to No. 83. A porter
hunted it up for us, and a good long hunt
he had, but lie found it, and to our morti
fication it overlooked tile hollow square
in that immense building. Four high walls
with windows and the sky were the only vis
ible objects. Our better half insisted that
there were only eighty-four windows to be
seen, while we counted them five times
over and-could not get less than four hun
dred and twenty. We counted them over
for hours—it was all we had to do. We
undertook to count the brick but they
were too many for us. If we can arrange
to have Messrs: Schofield & Barry visit
Huntingdon we will secure a splendid
back room fur them where they can put in
their time counting the windows and brick!
Oh, it will be so pleasant l
Dinner over at the Herdic, with the
Inquirer and lady in company, we took the
street car and rolled over the splendid
Nicholson pavement, made of pieces of
plank set on end, down by some of the
finest residences in the State, to the City
Hotel, where our friends left us to run
down the town, while we continued on to
Dickinson Seminary. This institution is
one of the most noted in the State. It is
now under the control of the Rev. Lee
Spottswood. Four hundred students can be
accommodated. There are about one-third
this number attending at present. The
summer session is never so well. attended.
Here we saw Miss Maggie Shoemaker and
Miss Amanda Mortimore and Mr. Will
Jtirdan, of Bedford, whom we were very
much gratified to meet They speak very
highly of the institution and have a very
high regard for their preceptors. We spent
an hour or more looking in upon the flow
er gardens and beautiful lawns surround
ing the residences of the wealthy. Acci
dently we came upon the residence of our
mutual friend, Mr. George Sigafous, and
his .splendid lady, formerly of Bedford,
and we were in for it. And they live at
home up in that beautiful, youthful city !
Everything to hand and a magnificent
octagonal residence, splendidly furnished ;
would make most anybody feel at home !
We hope you may both long live to enjoy
your pleasant comforts,
On Wednesday morning, at 10 o'clock,
the whole party, by previous arrangement,
were on hand to take a boat ride up the
West Branch through the celebrated
Boom. The ladies were taken to the riv
er in carriages while most of the gentle
men proceeded on foot, a distance of two
third's of a mile, Here three entail ateani
ers had been prepared, by Peter Herdic,
the prince of Enterprise,for our reception,
A large majority of the ladies were com
fortably quartered on board of the "Min
nie" and "Maggie" and the gentlemen on
a larger vessel. "All aboard ! " and the
ropes were loosened, the signal for starting
whistled and the different boats skimmed
out upon the breast of the tranquil West
Branch. The Mayor, Peter Herdic and
other distinguished persons accompanied
the excursion. The weather was delight
ful. The sun now and then p.:a.setl from
under a cloud and made it rather hot fur
frail mortals, but in the kindness of his
heart old , of would slip in again
and relieve us from his scorching rays-
We were told that there were no logs in
the Boom before we visited it, and we
really thir,k that there were not overa
million; but a million, we suppose, is only
six small ciphers in comparison with what
the doom can contain. The Boom is a
big thing; it is not, as some suppose, the
distant report of a big gun. Though sev
eral big guns are interested in it. It is a
kind of a big pocket, formed by chaining
logs together and fastening them up to
piers built of logs and stone, in the river,
where all the logs that come down the
river in freshets, are caught, and the own
er, who has a private mark on each log,
is aarged for pocketing it. It is intend
ed to pocket - logs and in time the Compa
ny pockets money for the use of their
pocket. It is all a log-arithm to us. Mil
lions of logs are caught and sawed out of
this Boom every year.
The banks of the river were covered
with green trees, after leaving the mills,
with here and there a farm house, forming
most picturesque landscapes at intervals.
As we passed along we noticed, on our
right, a solitary log, in a distance of a mile,
while on our left thousands were in the
Boom. How this one had escaped, we
have no idea, but there it lay all alone in
its glory. We pitied it. It appeared
to be out of water. It was in the wrong
pew ; it ought to have been in the pocket.
We steamed eight miles up the river and
then returned. We didn't even hear a
good pun, the entire trip. The party ap-
peared to be remarkable for stupidity. As
we were about putting into port, some IW
low who had seen raftsmen walking about
on the logs, leaped out of one of the boats
and tried his expertness, but be wabbled
about like a goose in a hail storm and
found great relief when assisted ou board,
and the meriment of the party ceased. 'We
always advise a cobbler to stick to his last,
and we now recommend as much to the
On our return to shore we were conduct
ed to one of the numerous saw mills and
the whole nwdus operandi was exhibited
to us. Two logs were hauled up out of the
Boom, the slabs sawed off, the logs moved
into a score of perpendicular saws and re
duced to boards, and the slabs to lath, all
in less than five minutes. The party were
all provided with carriages and returned
to the Herdic House in excellent spirits.
At half past three o'clock the Associa
tion assembled in Elliots' Academy of Mu
sic—a most splendidly furnished building.
A speech of welcome was delivered by the
Mayor and the hospitalities of the city ex
tended to us. The President of the As
sociation made a happy reply and congrat
ulated the Association upon the success of
the Convention and suggested that we had
met on the broad Platform of "Free Pass
es." An essay on newspapers was read
by J. L. Ringwalt, of the Philadelphia
Telegraph. Mr. Williamson's poem was
read by Eugene H. Mundy, of the Proof
Sheet. After a few motions in regard to the
publication of the proceedings and return
ing thanks, the Convention adjourned.
The banquet at the Herdic House was
announced for eight o'clock in the evening.
That hour found about two hundred per
sons assembled in the large ordinary,around
tables weighed down with all the choice
and rare dishes of the season. We were
in a good "eating humor and did ample
justice to what carp before us, but the
complicated Bill of Fare was a source of
eat annoyance to us. The waiter was
the most stupid fellow we ever saw. We
called for Mock Turtles roasted, with Bey
rout sauce, stuffed, and he brought us the
most queer dishes. We then called for
Braised Champagne with Ham Saupe,boiled
with Capons and Pork and Beans, dressed
with Mushrooms, and the darned fool
looked at us as if it wasn't on the bill.
We really think that fellow hadn't good
sense. We then gave him a quarter and
requested him to bring us Dutch Chicken
Croquettes, larded with Fricandeau of Veal,
sauced with Madeira and breaded with
Lamb Cutlets. He returned in the course
of half an hour and said they were just
oat. We 'Joni really believe the stupid
fellow understood the Bill! When we called
for Liqueurs, we suggested "stone fence."
He responded in less than no time.
After ample justice had been done to the
substantials and luxuries the cloth was re
moved and the meeting was called to order
by the president, Mr. Smith, when the
following toasts and responses were offered,
"The State of PenusylVania," Respond
ed to by W. P. Furey, of the Mauch
"The City of Williamsport." E. W.
Capron, Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin.
"The Press of Pennsylvania." Hon. H.
S. Evans, Westchester, Village _Record.
"Our Mining and Petroleuni Interests."
Jacob Ziegler, Esq., Butler Herald.
"Our Guests." Judge David Naar,
Trenton, N. J. True -Imeriran.
"The Railroad and Commercial Inter
ests of our State." Wm. Kennedy, Car
“Woman.” Maj. Z. K. Pangborn, Jer
sey City, N. J. Journal.
"Newspaper Reporters." Thomas 31.
Coleman, Philadelphia Ledger.
"Our Association." Henry T. Darling
ton, Bucks county Intelligencer.
Thursday morning, at 7.15 o'clock, we
were ready to bid farewell to the kind hos
pitalities of Williamsport, and take the
cars for Watkins, in Schyler county, New
York, to partake of the genuine hospital
ities of the Yorkers. Our route lay up
the Northern Central Railway, by the
Miunequa Spring to Elmira and twenty
one miles beyond, to the head of lake
Seneca. The ride was rather a monoto
nous one, over a mountainous region to
Minnequa, This place is about the last
we know of. We tasted the waters and
saw the bear and we were satisfied. A
few ent2rprising little shavers sell con
siderable quantities of the water in quart
bottles, at ten cents per quart, to the pas
, sengers in the cars and, thus make enough
money to keep soul and body together.
The entire stock of the boys was purcha
sed by our party and it did not begin to
reach around. An editorial wag, who had
invested to some extent, came into our
car and liberally gave to everybody who
would drink, until he had emptied his
bottle, when some one, in the kindness of
his heart, suggested that he had uone left
for himself. To which the wag replied,
with a very (peer twinkle of his eyes,
that there was plenty in the ice-cooler
where he had got that which they just
drank. "Sold! Sold !" was the universal
shout and the wag replenished his bottle
and went into the next car to repeat the
sell. The Northern Central Railway pass
ed us, without regular "Passes," and treat
ed us in every way with the greatest kind
ness. The- employees of the road sought
wily how to accommodate u., and
spared no pains to make us comfortable.
They deserve our warmest thanks.
The country through Bradford county,
on to Elmira, is open and rolling, but not
well adapted to wheat growing. In fact
we do not remeu3ber seeing a single field
of wheat after entering York State. It is
principally adapted to grazing, corn, grass,
grapes, &c., &c., which are produced here
in greet abundance. After leaving El
mira a colored boy distributed a large
number of copies of the Pleasant Valley
Fruit eta Vitfe, Reporter, a neat quarto,
published by the Pleasant Valley Wine
Company. A car load of high heeled Wil
liamsport excurtion"ists were in the roar
car and refused all intercourse with the
outer world—no admission was permitted.
The wag, who perpetrated the water sell,
gathered up all the papers he could find
and putting them under his arm, started
back and insisted on selling these papers
to the Williamsporters,—they saw the joke
and caved. He was the recipient of good
things enough to satisfy his appetite until
his return home. At 12.30 o'clock r. at.we
arrived at Watkins.
Watkins is situated at the head of Lake
Seneca, about one-half mile, in a direct
line, from the now famous Watkins' Glen.
We left the cars at this point and wended
our way through the village, under the
leadership of Capron, of the Gazette and
Bulletin, of Wiliiamsport. It was a long
and tiresome walk. Our companion de
clared, time and again, that she could go
no further, while we trudged on, almost
afraid to give utterance, lest she might
be further discouraged and give otii. Still
we slowly trudged on. At last the slit in
the hill made its appearance. It revived'
our drooping spirits slightly, but the great
stair cases, which presented themselves,
were more discouraging than encouraging.
A slight circumstance occurred just at
this point, which dispelled all our weari
ness, and sent us forward with renewed
vigor. The water of the Glen, after rum
bling, rattling, hissing, frothing, bubbling,
for the distance of a mile or more, through
rocks that it has been cutting away for
two hundred centuries, to the depth of
four hundred feet., lies quietly in a beauti
ful basin as if resting from its turbulent
journey. Several impetuous gentlemen
had gone down to this pool and were
prospecting about it, when the feet of one
slipped from under him suddenly and for
a moment he went to the bottom of the
pool. It was only for a moment He was
erect the next instant and his head above
water. A sudden shock, and then all be
held that he was safe, and then the laugh!
It was most hearty. A minute later and
we began to ascend the stair cases. Slow
ly and admiringly we ascended ! Oh how
grand! How magnificent! Up, up, we
went, along, beneath, through hundreds of
feet of hewn rock. Up an almost perpen
dicular stair case of fifty feet, and how the
ladies fainted and used up our brandy we
havn't time to tell, to'the-Mountain House.
Here a magnificent repast was prepared
for us by the proprietors, and we were just
in trim for it. After dinner we went on
up to the head of the Glen, saw the mag
nificent rainbow, walked beneath the cas
cade and scrambled up the almost perpen
dicular rocks. How we would like to des
cribe this wonderful natural scenery, step
by step, glen by glen, to our readers, to do
it, and us justice, but space forbids. In
Europe they say "see Rome and die," in
the West, Yosemite, but to those who can
neither visit Rome nor Yosemite. we say,
see Watkins' Glen and die. The great
Glen is divided into a series of smaller
glens known as Glen Alpha, Glen Ob
scura, Glen Cathedral, Glen of the Pools,
Glen Difficulty, Glen Arcadia, Glen Fa
cility, Glen Horicon, Glen Elysium, and
. We visited the Cemetery and gazed
with rapture upon Lake View, and then
descended into the village to be entertain
ed at the Jefferson House. After tea we
were escorted on boird the Duncan .S.
Magee and steamed up one shore of the
lake, for a distance of five or six miles, and
down the other: It was a splendid treat
in the cool of tEe evening. The party
could not have been, under any circum
stances, entertained with greater hospi
tality than they were by the citizens of
Wxtkigs. No charges were made against
us from the time we entered the State of
New York until we left, and yet we fared
sumptuously on all hands. We shall ever
remember their kind hospitality and wish
them the choicest of blessings.
At nine. o'clock, p. m., we took the
train for Williamsport. At Elmira and
Troy a number of our friends stopped off
to spend Friday at Minnequs. There were
no attractions there for us and at 2 o'clock
we landed again at the Herdic House.
At 4 o'clock we took the cars of the P. &
E. R. R. for Lock Haven, where we stop
pod for breakfast. Here we met our mu
tual friend, Capt. Win. C. Hollahan, of
Bedford, who ordered a splendid turn out
and drove us all over the town. We were
very cinch pleased with the place and the
thrift and enterprise of its people. At 9
o'clock the Captain delivered s us at the
station and we took the train for Tyrone,
where we arrived at 12 o'clock or there- -
shouts. The gentlemen who control the
Bald Eagle Valley and Philadelphia and
Erie roads will accept our thanks fur the
great kindness and courtesy shown us.
These roads are in excellent condition and
deserve the patronage of the public. They
run through wild sections but they are
fast developing the hidden sources of
wealth and building up ecmwunities that
will be the pride of the nation.
At a fed minutes before 4 o'clock we
weft on board of M'Ateer's mail train fur
Huntingdon, spinning away over a road
bed as smooth as glass, without a jar, at
the rate of forty miles an hour.' Oh the
Central ! the Great Central ! is the road
after all. And Mae is a clever eonductoi!
"Huntingdon!" Good-bye, Mae ! and we
are at home.
We have no general reflections to make
upon the party save to say that it was ad
mirably hmdled by Mr. R. S. Mennamin,
to whom too much credit cannot be giv6
fur its admirable success. So mote it be.
Miss Louisa M'Alcott, the popular we
ter, arrived from her our of Europe.
She is now at her home in Concord, Massa
tic We have read, with great pleasure,
the oration delivered in Bedford, by G. 11.
Spang, Esq., of that place; on Decoration
Day and wecongratulote the Grand Army
in securing so able and so accomplished a
student of nature as our friend Hairy fur
'that occasion. As an orator Mr. Spang
has few equals in the interior of Pennsyl
vania, and as a criminal lawyer he is sec_
.ond to none. Harry, get up a lecture, and
we will promise you a good house.
p Hon. Clement L. Vallandighain, of
Dayton, Ohio, accidentally shot himself in
the abdomen, with a pistol, on last Friday
night, which proved fatal and lie died on
Saturday. He was defending McGeehan,
at Lebanon, for the murder of Myers, and
was preparing his argument. He had an
empty and loaded pistol lying on the ta- .
ble, and was showing how Myers might
have shot himself. He unfortunately pick
ed up the loaded pistol instead of the emp
ty one, which went off, the ball passing
through the abdomen.
SOY- Details of the total destruction of
the Peruvian ship, Don Juan, set on fire
at sea, and supposed to have been done by
coolies entrapped on board at Macao, have
been received by steamer. The crew
abandoned the vessel, with five hundred
and fifty coolies fastened under the hatch
es. Five hundred of them roasted alive.
The others escaped when the hatches
burned off. She was an American built
ship, and was sold to the company by Mar
atina De Peru, of San Francisco, and
christened the Dolores Uquate. She was
fitted out here for the coolie trade, and re
turned here several times for supplies
while engaged in the traffic.
um. The Republicans of Philadelphia
met in Convention on Wednesday last,
and placed in nomination the following
ticket : Mayor—Win. S. Stokley; Judge
of the District Court—James I'. Mitchel ;
District Attorney—Win B. Mann; Pro
thonotary—J. H. Loughridge ; City Treas
urer—Peter B. Wedener ; City Solicitor
—Gen. C. 11. T. Collis; City Controller—.
Samuet B. Hancock ; Senators—Second
District, E. W. Davis ; Fourth District,
Representatives' --First district, George
Handy Smith; Second district, Horrace
D. Gaw; Fourth district, William Elli
ott; Fifth district, John J. Franklin;
Sixth district, William Duffy; Seventh
district, H. J. Potts; Eighth district,
Samuel Daniels; Ninth district, W. H.
Vogdes ; Twelfth district, George W.
Fox; Thirteenth district, Samuel D.
Strock ; Fourteenth district, John Le
mon ; Fifteenth district, Adam Albright;
Sixteenth disttict, A. J. Levering ; Sev
enteenth district, G. 11. Griffiths; Eigh
teenth district, Dr. J. N. Marks.
There are at present nineteen persons in
the Venango county jail.
Gangs of Philadelphia burglars are op
erating in the mining regions.
A corps of engineers are now at work
locating the Clarion and Tionesta railroad.
Chales W. Pittman, sheriff of Schuyl
kill - county, died suddenly on Friday
Sixteen hundred and ninety rafts have
navigated out of Redbank, Clarion county,
Oil City intends to build a big hotel, out
of which stockholders will receive no divi
A young mau attempted to cinutnit,
sueide in Titusville, yesterday, by taking
Ground is being cleared for the erection
of the new depot of the Union and Titus
ville railroad, in Titusville.
Country merchants all over the State
arc complaining of the imposition practiced
'by New York and Philadelphia drum-
A good deal of damage is being done
now by lightning. A flock of sheep below ,
ing to Samuel Thomas, was suruck and
killed in Washington county, last week,
and a barn with its contents, the property
of A. Funk, was destroyed by it in West
Trolling for eagles is the latest amuse-
went in Erie. A sportsman, while fish
ing with a spoon hook, was surprised to
see a huge eagle dash down on the bait
and swallow it, thus securely fastening him.
He was hauled to the boat, and mad;
such desperate exertions to break away
that his wings had to be broken before he
could be captured.
A pack of five wolves still infest the
woods in Rye and adjoining townships. Mr.
John Zorger, of Carroll, fired twice at a
wolf last week, but failed to kill it although
wounding it severely. Five were seen last
week crossing Sherman's creek about a
mile above Dellville, by a Mr. Matlack.
These are no doubt the same ones seen at
various times in Rye township. On Mon
day, the 29,u1t. a party of ten persons went
in pursuit of the wolves, but we hove not
yet hexed the result of the hunt.— Any
Every week witnesses some new devel
opment of the mineral riches of the Key
stone Commonwealth. 'A singulsr and val
uble quarry has been discovered in Tioga
county, which is described as an immense
deposit of stone plank. It covers some
six acres and the stone are found ready
for use—smooth, true, and of uniform
thickness in slabs of snore than twenty
feet long, ten inches in with, and from one
.to three or four inches in thickness; each.
stone, however, preserving its thickness as
nicely as if sawed out by machinery.• The
stone is very sound in texture, even in
grain, and when first taken from the quer
ry, soft enough to work easily, though it '
soon becomes like hard gray granite when
exposed to the atmosphere. it is a fltet
hard to account for that' the edges of these
slabs are as true in most of the specimens
as though worked by a skillful stone-cut
Gin. Simon Cameron has arrived at
home from his Southern tour.
Gen. Horace Biuney Sargent will de
liver the Fourth of July oration in Boston.
Mr. Amos Robbins bas res4ned the presi
dency of the .Monmouth Park Racing As
Judge Reid, of the Mas.sachusetts su
preme Court, resigned his position beeayse
the salary is out sufficient to supp9rt
Charletta Patti arrived at K:inzston,
Jamaica, from Panama a few days ago.
She is on her way to England.
Mr. L. M. Price havilig res7pcd his
piece as chief of the division of issue in
the office of Comptroller of the Currency,
Mr. J. Franklin Bates, ofßoston, has been
appointed his successor.
Seven thotmind New Yorkers went to
Europe last Saturday.
Seeretity Delano, who is now in Geor
gia, wiil go to Ohio ti spend a few days
before returning to Washington.
Mr. William H. Seward and his party
arrived at Cario; Egypt, about the middle
of May, where he wee welcomed lid Mn'
Butler; the United States Consul, and
representative of the Khedive. A palace
was provided for Mr. Seward's use while
he remains there. He will proceed from
Egypt to Palestine and Constantinople
Mrs. Gen. Gaines of law-suit fame is
now sixty-four yearsold. but set to work,
the ether day, as briskly as ever in a new
law-suit. She is now the richest woman
m the world, probably next to Baroness
Coutts, and has unlimited offers of mar
riage from youth and age, but prefers to
remain single. - She is bent on doing good
with her fbrtune, and proposes several ex
cellent institutions for women.
BLIND TOM CONCERT!
VENTER'S lIALL, THURSDAY EVE, June 22.
First Appearance in Huntingdon of the Man-e!ous
- BLIND TON!
The great Incomprehensible Musical Mystery of
the 19th Century.
This wonderful negro boy Pianist who is attract
ing so much attention throughout the country, was
born in Georgia. Blind from his birth, and with
out a ray of ordinary intelligence, yet he plays the
most difficult operatic pieces, not only brilliantly
and beautifully, but with all the taste, espression
and feeling of the most disUnguished artist. When
his mind became clouded avid the veil of darkness
was drawn over his eyes, as if to make amends for
the infliction upon the pour negro hay, a flood of
light was poured into his brain, and his mind Le
came an opera of beauty, written by the Hand of
God in sylables of Music, for the delight of the
world. lie is presented to the public as surpass
ing everything heretofore known as a musical
Admission 50 eto. Reserved Seats 75 etc. Dooie
open at 71 performance to commence at 8 c. a.
Tickets for reserved seats may be had at Lewis'
To Rebecca Braden. of Sigle, Jefferson
county, Pa., Jane Waltson of berg, County
Tyrone, Ireland, Rebecca Walton of No. 1743
Christian street, Philadelphia, MaL - ' , ret Stewart
of Nu. 1431 Bainbridge street, Philadelphia,
Eltza Johnson, No 1900 Christion street, Philadel
phia, John Stewart of No. 1745 Christian street
Philadelphia, Pa.; Annie Breden of Indiana, Pa.;
James Stewart of No. 520 South 18th street, Phil
adelphia, Pa.; William W. Fife, of Creation, Fil
more county, Minnesota, John J. Fife, No. 22
Hickony street, Philadelphia, Pa.; Elias Pachen
baugh of Allenville, Mifflin co., Pa,; John Fife of
No. 2247, Franklin street, Philadelphia; David
Fife of Australia; William Fife of Castle berg
County, Tyrone, Ireland; Samuel Fife, Castle
Derg, county Tyrone, Ireland; Robert Fife. Castle
Derg, county Tyrone, Ireland; Joseph Fite, Castle
Derg, county Tyrone, Ireland; Rebecca Fife, Cas
tle Derg; county Tyrone, Ireland; Jane Kerr, Cas
tle berg, coucty Tyrone, Ireland.
Take notice that an Inquest will be held at the
dwelling house of James Fife, deed., in the town
ship of Brady, in the county of Huntingdon, on
the 14th day of July, A. D. MI. at one o'clock in
the afternoon of that day, for the purpose of mak
ing partition of the real estate of said deceased to
and among the children and legal representatives,
if the same can be done without prejudice to or
spoiling the whole,otherwide to value and appraise
the same according to law—at which time and
place you may attend if you think proper.
D R P. NEELY, Sheriff.
_ ' _ R.
Sheriff's Office, llnntitigdoti,JO/719: ' 1aLti
SSALE.—By virtue of a
KJ writ of vend. Es. to me directed, I will ex
pose at public sale, at ate Court House, in Hun
tingdon, on Thursday the 13th day of July, 1971,
at 3 o'clock, p. m., the following real estate, to wit:
All that certain tract or parcel of land, situated
in Juniata township. bounded by lands of William
McCall, I. Hawins' heirs, David Weight, and oth
ers, containing about 40 acres, more or less.
Seized, talila into execution, and to be sold as
the property of D. A. Weight.
D. R. P. - NEELY,
June 21, 1871.
A DMINISTRATRIX'S NOTICE.
[Eotate of George Copeol.arer, dee'd.)
Letters of Administration having been granted
to the undersigned on the estate of George Copes
haver, late of Shirley township, deed., alt persons
knowing themselves indebted are requested to make
immediate payment, and those having claims to
present them duly authenticated for settlement.
KEZ H COPENIIAVER,
[Estate of JOHN McCRACKEN, deed.]
Letters of administration having,been granted to
the undersigned on the estate of John McCracken,
late of Oneida township, deed., all persons indebted
are requested to make immediate payment. and
those having claims to present them duly authen
ticated for settlement.
April 19, 1871.. [Adm'r.
The undersigned 'Auditcr, appointed by
the Court of Common Pleas of Huntingdon county,
to distri' Ito the proceeds arising from Sheriff's
Sale of the personal property of Richard G. Mor
rison, will attend to the duties of said appoint
ment, on Friday,the 23rd day of June, A. D., 1871,
at one o'clock, p. m., at his office on Mill street,
Iluxtingdon, when and where all persons interested
will present their claims, or be debarred frets com
ing in for a share of Faili food,
H. C. MADDEN,
June 7,1871-3 t.
[Estate qf Jacob Hawn, dee'd.]]
Notice is hereby given that letters testamentary
on the estate of Jacob Hawn, late of Juniata town
ship, Huntingdon county, itec'd., have been grant
ed by the Register of said county, to the subscri
hers, aq4 all peroons indebted to said deceased are
required to make immediate payment, and those
having claims against said estate will present them
to the undersigned, residing in Walker township,
in said county. HENRY HAWN,
June 11, 1671. [Executors.
[Extato of Samuel Thompson, clec'd.]
Letters of Administration having been granted
to the undersigned on the estate of Samuel Thomp
son, late of Franklin township, dee'd., all persons
knowing themselves indebted are requested to
make immediate payment, and those having etches
to present them duly authenticated for eettlement.
JOHN Q. ADAMS,
Tune 14, IST!.
[Estate of Jane Fitzgerald, dee'd.]
Letters of administration having been granted
to the undersigned en the estate of Jane Fitzger
ald, late of Jackson township, dee'd.,, all persons
Inswing themselves indebted are requested to
make immediate payment, and the...having claims
to present them' duly authenticated for settlement.
JAMES IV. MAGILL,
June 7, 1871 0 (Adm'r.
[Estate of Samuel Booker, deceased.l
Letters of Administratlim having been granted to
the undersigned on the estate of ° Samuel Buober,
late of Springfield township, deceased, all persons
knowing themselves indebted to said estate are re
quested to wake immediate payment, and those
having claims to percent them duly authenticated
June 7,1871 e.
y virtue of a writ of Fi. Fa. to me directed
I will ex . poso to pubic sale, at the Court House, iu
Huntingdon, on Friday, the 4th day of August
1871, at one °Mock,. p. m., the following described
Peal estate, to wit
. . .
All that certain tract of timber land, situate in
Black Lug Valley, - Shirley township, Huntingdon
county, and bounded as follows : On thu north by
lands of William Morgan, on the east by lands of
John Lefford, Sr., or. the south by lands of Hance
It. Campbell and John Morgan, and on the west
by lands of James Murgan, containing 311 acres.
more or less, 50 acres of which are cleared and
the balance well timbered, principally with White
Oat;, and having thereon erected a plank dwelling
house, with Basement and Summer Kitchen, Frame
Stable, an - .w Water Power Saw Mill with two
Circulrr Saws, use Pow, Crosscut and one Sash
saw, there is connected with the Mill a Stave
Cutter, two Steam Chests and Steam Boiler with
Force Pump. All art'ho above. improvements are
new, having been mode within the past three
years. Log Creek runs through the prop
erty affording an ample supply of. water. This
property is situated on the township road almost
eight miles from Mt, Union.
Seized, taken in execution. and to be sold as the
property of D. W. Witmer, Jacob Sheath, Levi
Myers with notice to George .1. Smith terre tenant.
L. R. I'. NEELY,
Jrne 7, IA7I
E. BECK, Fashionable 'Barbet'
-C-1- • mid Hairdresser, llill street, opposite the
Franklin House. All kinds of Tonics and Pomades
kept on hand and for sale. [apl9,'7l-6m
FRESH ARRIVAL OF
BOOTS AND SHOES,
AT SHAFFER'S NEW STORE.
cHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST.
TILE subscriber would respectfully inform his
out tricnds and customers, that ho bas just re
ceired from the East a large and well selected stock
BOOTS . AND SHOES !
For Mm, Women and Children,
which he is prepared t 2 sell a trifle lower than any
other establishment in town. Being a practical
shoemaker. and having had considerable experi
ence, he flatters himself that his stuck cannot be
surpassed in the county.
Give him a call, at the
CHEAP BOOT AND SHOE STORE,
( West end of the Diamond)
flustomer work made to order, in a neat and
Jan. 4, '7l
ROBERT U. JACOB,
Wholesale and retail dilater
IN THE BEST QUALITY 4F
ANTHRACITE & BROAD TOP COAL,
STEAM GENERA TING PURPOSES.
All sizes and kinds kept constantly on hand, and
all orders fined promptly at the lowest market
Orders received either at the office near Broad
Top Corner, room formerly occupied by the Union
Bank, or by A. B. Flood.
MANUFACTIIRER OP AND DEALER IN
BREAD, CAKES, PIES,
GROCERIES, SYRUPS, &c., &c., &c.,
Bakery on Moore street, and Store at the
Corner of Fourth and. Allegheny.
Dealers will be supplied at prices as low as can
be bad from Philadelphia. [ap.26,71.
GLAZIER & BRO.
DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE,
• - HATS,
SMITH Street, between Washington and Midi
WASHINGTON Street, near Smith.
Jan. 18, '7l.
SMITH IN HIS NEW BUILDING
CALL AND EXAMINE.
IF TOE WANT GREAT BARGAINS 00 TO
SMITH'S NEW STORE.
The best Sugar and Molasses, Coffee, and Tea
Chocolate, Flour, Fish, Salt and Vinegar, Confec
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, &c., 40. The best Wine and Bran
dy for medical purposes, and all the beat Patent
Medicines, and a variety of articles too numerous
The public generally will please call and exam
ine fur themselves, and learn my prices.
S. S. SAIITIL
Jan. 4, '7l
WILLIAM I." STEEL,
SADDLE AND HARNESS MAKER,
Ilas removed to his New Rooms, on Main streee
three doors cast of the "Washington Rouse," wher
he has ample room and facilities, and is now prel
pared to accommodate his old customers, and el.
others who may desire anything in his line of trade
Plain and Fancy Buggy Harness,
Carriage, Tug, and Yankee Harness,
Saddles, Bridles, Whips, Blankets, tic.,
always on hand, or made to order on the shortest
notice, and most reasonable terms. Also,
assortment of llorse Blankets and Sleigh Bells.
Having had twenty-fire years practical experif nee
in Cho huainesa, he flatiara himself that ha aan ZO4l
- entire satisfaction to all who may patronize his
Work warrantc4 and Repairing neatly done.
Huntingdon, Oct. 19, MU.
TWO THE WORKING CLASS:e
are now prepared to furnish all classes with
constant employment at home, the whole of the
time or for the spare moments. Business new,
light and profitable. Persons of either sex easily
earn from 50c. to $5 per evening, and a propor
tional sum by devoting their whole time to the
business. Boys and girls earn nearly as much as
men. That all that see tills notice may send their
address, and test the businms, we make this un
paralleled offer To such as are not well satisfied,
we will send $1 to pay for the trouble of writing.
Full particulars, a valuable sample which will do
to commence work on, and a copy of T he People's
Literary Comettnion—oße of the largest and best
family newspapers published—all sent free by mail.
Reader, if you . want permanent, profitable work,
address E. C. ALLEN Jc CO„ Augusta, Maine.
April 12, '7l-3mn.
W M. WILLIAM INUFACYCZEIL 01
MARBLE MANTLES, MONUMENTS.
PLASTER PARIS CORNICES,
ALSO SLATE MANTLES Fußsisurn TO
Jan. 4, '7l.
$5 TO $lO PER DAY.—Men Wo
men, Boys and Girls who engage in our
new business make from $5 to $lO per day in their
localities. Full particulars and instructions sent
by mail. Those in need of permanent, profitable
work, should address at once, GEORGE STINSON
& CO., Portland, Maine. [aprl2,ll,3mo.
BLOODED FOWLS.—The underggu-
ALP ed is prepared to furnish the eggs of WO4e
Brahma, Ilandon, White Spanish, Black Spanish,
Buff Cochin, and part Came Chickens. The eggs
will be guaranteed, Ordars left at Bead's Drug
Store will receive prompt attention. Address
W. H. FISHER,
March"-2-3 mos. Huntingdon, Pa.
.[EiOte of solonaoss Sharp, dec.amed.]
Letters testamentary on the estate of Solomon
Sharp, of Brady township, deceased, having been
granted to the undersigned, all persons knowing
themselves indebted to his estate, are requested to
make immediate payment, and those having claims
will present them for !settlement.
:tray IT. 1871-6 t..
- • • • - •
[Enifge of Samuel Spraitkle, f4licased.]
Letters testamentary on the last will of Samuel
Spranklo, of Porter township, deceased, having
been granted to the undersigned, all persons know
ing themselves indebted to bis utak., are requested
to make immediate payment, and those having
claims to present them for settlement.
)lENRY G. NEFF.
Alexandria, May 13, 1871-61.
1 Groceries, Notions, &c.
B E E 111 V E!! E E II !
THE MOTTO OF THE
BEE RIVE GROCE
Montgomery Mt., near the Broad Top De
N. B. CORBIN
has just returned fum the Sian with a lat
varied assortun,ut 01 snicks usually foun
first-class Grocery, cuusisting in part of
St GA RS,
and everytiain, else to be found in an est
menu of M . , kiwi.
‘of all kinds, pure and fresh, such as
and all other ankles 'moll
Ily kept in a tr
dcontinze to carry on toy Bakery,
at all times prepared to supply
_MEAD, CAKES AND Pi
, easonable prices. The following Fancy
t rays on hand or baked to order
Parties supplied with
confections at short notice
I all kinds of cal;
and reasonable r
for brand, always or
Family flour, of superic
and for sale as cheap as tl
In connection with my other business
commenced the manufacture of Candies, a
prepared to supply country dealers will
FANCY and COMMON at as low rates a
can be purchased outside of the Eastern
If you want to nave money, Make your ptl
at this establishment.
TOYS!! TOYS!! TO
This department is o, ng ete and en
everything in the Toy line fro a Jumping
to an Elephant. I can sel To e..eaper IL
other house in the county, Ind - all I ask is
from the public to substan into the assertion
Thankful to the public for the very libert
'lmage extended to me in the past. I will
my beet efforts to merit its continuance.
Huntingdon, Jan. 4, 1
TIT • K. RAUM'S
CONFECTIONERY AND GROCERY ST
(One door west of Josiah Cunningham's
Is now stocked witha choice assortment
kinds of goods usally toned in a store
this kind — , consisting of
SUGAR, COFFEE, TEA, PEPPER, SAL,
together with an endless variety of
CANDIES, TO Y 8 JEIVELR Y, NOTION
all of which will be mild as cheap as at sal
store in Iluntingdon.
A choice brand of Tobacco end Septa alw
Pure Cider Vinegar on hand at all times.
I respectfully ask a share of public patr
feeling confident that ray prices will be sa
W. K. RD
Jan. 4, '7l .
NEW GOODS FOR
SPRING AND SUM
at the new cheap store of
CONOVER & DECKER,
No. 625 Hill street,
Our stock consists in pact of Pry Goods
cerics, Notions, Hats and paps, Bouts and
Wood, Willow, and Queensware. Bacon,
Feed, Glass, Nails, and also a full line of
Our prices are as low as the lowed, and
spectfully ask a liberal share of publio
D. P. GWIN
INFORMS TH PUBLIC THAT
11AS JUST OPENED A
SPLENDID S7OC•K OF NEW GO.
CAN'T B.E BEAT
IN CHEAPNESS AND QUALP_
CA LL AND SEE.
D. P. GW.
Jau. 4, '7l
Pianos and Music.
SIXTY-FIVE FIRST PRIZE M
ALS AWARDED TEE GREAT
BALTIMORE PIA 2%
MANI: FACTU ItERS, 010
GitAND, SQUARE AND UPRIC
Theme 'lstruments have been before the p
for nearly Thirty yearn, and upon their excel
alone attained an unpurehased preminenee, •
pronounces them unequalled. Their
combines great power, sweetness and fine lib
quality, as well as great purity of Intonation
sweetness thruul ' , out the entire settle. Their
suppliant and elsstie, and rt-utirely free frcm
stitlness fuuncl.in so many Pianos.
they ure tmequalled, using none but the very
sLasoned material, the large capital employ.
our businessunabling us to keep eontiuuall
immense stock of lumber, &e., on - hand.
Alt our Square Pianos have our New Impr
Overstrung Ccale and the Agnae Treble.
We would call special attention to our late
provements in Grand Pianos and Square Gra
Patented August 14. 1466. which bring the P
nearer perfection than has yet been attain' ed,
EVERY PIA NO FULLY WARRANTIM
We hare made arrangements for the Sole WI
sale Agency for the most Celebrated .
PARLOR OUGAFki .AND MELOPFANB
which we offer Wholesale and Retail, at Lo
JAMES BKI.LAK. • -
Wholesale Depot, 279 & 281 South sth Eitreet
Sept. 21, 1370-6 m