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The Huntingdon Journal,
J. R. DURBORROW,
HUNTINGDON, PENN'A .
Wednesday Morning, Oct. 11, 1871
ALL HE PENNSYLVANIA!
The Lollslatin Rodlicail!
Stanton and Beath Elected!
COFFEE-POT WALLACE SENT HOWL.
ING to the WILDS OF CLEARFIELD !
Huntingdon County True to Her
"We Have met the Enemy and They
are Ours !"
LET THE BUNTING FLY !
Tho Democracy Gone Where the Woodbine
Twineth---Everything is Lovely and the
Goose Hangs High !
The State has gone Republican by about
20,000 ! It is reported that we have gain
ed two Senators, one in Luzerne and the
other in Cumberland, and six members.—
If this is as reported, the work in the
State is complete. Dean is elected Presi
dent Judge by from 1200 to 1800. The
entire county ticket is elected in majorities
ranging from 250 to 800. Lane beats
Africa handsomely, and everything is
lovely. Republicans, you have done a
good work ! Hurrah !
THE HUNTINGDON COUNTY AG
The sensation of last week was the
Huntingdon County Agricultural Fair.—
Thousands of • persons visited it and were
pleased and edified. It commenced on
Tuesday morning, in a light sprinkle of
rain, which lasted for an hour or two, and
then ceased, and continued until Friday
evening. The weather during Wednesday
and Thursday was splendid, and the town
and the surrounding country poured into
the fair ground until it was almost a com
pact mass of human beings. The yo•_ng
and the old, the gay and the morose, the
farmer and the mechanic, all found that
which was "pleasant in their sight" and
enjoyed the occasion splendidly. It was
the first opportunity that we have had of,
meeting, in a body, a large number of the
citizens of this county, and we were pleas
ed with our experience. The large num
ber of robust ladies and portly gentlemen
were in fine contrast W thn lelicate and
nervous creatures which are generally to
be seen on such occasions. We have,
within the past few years, seen so many
delicate women that we began to despair
for the race, but since we have attended
the Fair we are satisfied that Huntingdon
county presents as fine specimens of
healthy females as ever cur grand-mothers
-were. We have changed our views on
this subject. Unmarried young men wilt
make a note of this: .
The exhibition was the finest that we
have ever seen at a County Fair, and re
flects great credit upon the exhibitors and
superintendents of the various departments;
in fact in the departments of fruit and
vegetables, we have never seen a State
Fair that has exhibited better and larger
quantities. The department of fruit, es
pecially apples, won universal praise. We
found a number cf varieties with which
we were unacquainted, but all were of the
largest and beet quallity. The soil where
these fine specimens were grown certainly
must be splendidly adapted to fruit cul
ture. We learned that the finest speci
mens were raised in the sandy hills that
surround Huntingdon, if this is so, it
would be well for the people living in
these ridges to turn their attention to rais
ing fruit much more extensively than they
do. They are convenient to market and
it always commands a ready sale. And
this is also true in regard to potatoes. The
specimens upon exhibition were very fine
—the largest we ever saw. The object of
Fairs is to aseertein what particular thing
can be produced in the best paying quan
tities. This being the case, the exhibition
of fruits and vegetable indicate that they
will pay better than any other of the usual
products, and, if we are right in this, far
mers should turn their attention in this
direction immediately. Fruits and vege
tables can be consigned to Commission
Merchants in the east, who can sell them
for the highest price the market will af
ford, at a very reasonable expense. We
would repeat that farmers should carefully
observe that to which their• soil is best
adapted, and take advantage of the infor
mation thus acquired.
All the other departments of the Fair
were well filled and gained the encomiums
of all the appreciative. The order on the
ground was admirable. Too much praise
cannot be given the officers for their zeal
and efforts to make it a success. They
complain, however, that not a few purcha
sers ,of family tickets sold them out to
other parties, who used, or endeavored to
use them, thus perpetrating a fraud upon
the Society. We are requested not to give
names, but in the future, if this thing
should be repeated, they intend to make
an example. Everything pertaining to it
passed off quietly, and we have no doubt
tams• next. year's Fair is to be held hun
dreds of new exhibitors will be found to
enter the lists who have heretofore refused
tft. We have only space to say that
the Fire . Fiend has been arrested in Chi
cago, edd that the people are responding
to the cry for help from all sections of the
Union. Read the account of the terrible
calamity in another column.
THE TARIFF ON PIG IRON
Now that the "Bureau of Statistics," at
Washington, has compiled and published
a book containing the rates of duties under
the several Tariffs from 1798 to 1870, the
opponents of a protective tariff can no long
er say. with safety from exposure, as they
have hitherto been doing, that the tariff
on pig iron is higher than it ever was pre
vious to 1861 The tariff is lower on pig
iron to-day, than at any time previous,
within fifty years, with perhaps an excep
tion of three years. Here are the differ
ent tariffs, as given on the official authority
of the Statistical Bureau:
Tariff of 1816, duty $lO.OO per ton.
" " 1824, " 13.50 "
" 1828, " 10.00 "
" " 1833, " 10.00 "
" " 1842, " 9.00 "
" " 1846, " 30.00 per cwt.
" " 1857, " 24.00 "
" " 1861, " 9.00 per ton.
" " 1870, " 7.00 "
Under the present tariff of $7 per ton,
England is rapidly increasing her export
of pig iron to the United States.
Harrisburg has an income this year of
$l,BOO from dog tax alone.
The track-layers on the Catawissa Rail
road have passed Muncy.
The receipts of the late Berks county
fair amounted to $6,009 83.
Wild pigeons are reported plenty in some
of the western counties.
Pittsburgh has 1,500 manufactories of
Waynesburg is suffering from the de
predations of a gang of burglars.
Philadelphia exports nearly a million
gallons of petroleum every week.
The Brady's Bend Iron Works turn out
300 tons of railroad iron per week.
The roofing of the river bridge at 011
City is rapidly approaching completion.
A Butler county genius is said to have
invented & new plan for cooking a beef
The value of petroleum exported from
the United States in 1870 amounted to
Ohio possesses 14,500,000 acres of cul
tivated land, and the cash value of all the
farms is $1,054,000,000.
The insane asylum at Elgin, Illinois,
will be open for the reception of guests
about the last of November.
Twenty professors in the University of
Rome have refused to take the oath re
quired by the Italian government.
An exchange says that Clearfield wants
a military company to stand guard over
the old jail.
The Titusville Courier complains that
high rents are driving poor men away from
Ex-Senator Olmstead, of Potter county,
has gone to the Rocky Mountains for his
An oil well has been struck on the Fow
ler farm, in Butler county, which is pump
ing forty barrels per day.
Judge Vincent, of Erie. has decided that
playing billiards and dominoes for drinks
and cigars is gambling.
The Reading .idler is the oldest German
newspaper in the United States. It was
established in 1796.
Under liepulalioun rule Lanconter city
has been as economically governed as any
municipality in the State.
Grass Flats, on the Clarion river, is the
latest sensation in the oil regions. Thirty
wells are going down in that vicinity.
The improvements in and about Park
er's Landing and Lawrenceburg are of a
more substantial character than heretofore.
Grady's Circus balloon, while being fill
ed with heated air at Parker's Landing,
last week, took fire, and "went up" for the
The Mercer county papers pronounce
one Prof. Van Cleve a swindler. The pro
fessor is a teacher of mathematics on the
Amos F. Capp, of Northumberland, owns
an Alderney cow that has averaged four
teen pounds of butter a week during the
The Tidioute Journal says it is stated
upon good authority that 1,000 men will
be set to work on the new road between
that point and Titusville within a fort
Brown, the man who was arrested in
Chicago a short time since, charged with
having committed a murder in New Cas
tle some six years ago, was brought back
to that city and lodged in jail, where he is
to await trial.
In Reno, Venango county, a woman
threw a pailful of scalding water at some
dogs, and the most of it fell upon a little
child standing near, unnoticed. Only the
most prompt and careful attention saved
All the Confederate dead on the Get.
tysburg battle field, belonging to North
and South Carolina, and portions of those
of other States, have been exhumed and
Among the largest corn growers in this
State is William Cameron, .Esq , of Union
county, who has three hundred acres in
corn on his different farms, that will aver
age one hundred and twenty bushels of
ears to the acre, making thirty-seven thous
and two hundred bushels.
The Oil City Derrick says that the Ti
tusville and Franklin Railroad will ulti
mately connect with one of the trunk lines
to the east and west. It will pass through
Oil City, and the Derrick thinks the shops
will be located in that place. Tha road
will have three rails, to accommodate both
On Wednesday last, while some men
were engaged in erecting a large frame
shed for Mr. Elrod Johnson, in Lop'hen
na township, Westmoreland county, and
when they were about putting the plate in
its place the whole frame gave way and
fell to the ground, carrying with it some
fifteen or twenty men who were on it. Sev
eral of the men were badly injured, but
Mr. Frank Byers, near West Lebanon,
Indiana county, met with a fatal accident
on Saturday last. It appears that on the
morning above mentioned, Mr, Byers, in
company with a little son, aged four years,
started to the woods to get some grapes.—
They shortly found a vine on a very high
tree and Mr. B. ascended some forty-five
feet, and in moving about slipped off a
limb and fell to the ground, and expired
The house of Mr. Adam Sipe, of Lan
caster township, Butler county, was broken
into and robbed of fifty dollars a few days
ago, and Mr. Sipe and his wjfe, both aged
persons, brutally abused. They had retired
and were in bad when the burglars enter
ed by forcing open a door with a rail. The
old man was struck in the face and stun
ned, and the old lady, in their attempt to
smother and quiet her with a bolster, was
also severely scratched and turn on her
face and neck.
THE_ FIRE FIEND
Mau a Boot of Flamo!
Several Blocks of the City Destroyed !
Destruction of Lumber and Coal Yards !
CHICAGO, Oct. 7.—The most terrible
conflagration that ever occurred in this
city broke out about an hour and a half
ago, and having already swept over six
entire blocks, is still raging with almost
unabated fury. The fire started in a large
planing mill situated between Clinton,
Canal, Van Buren and Jackson streets.
The wind was blowing very fresh, and the
flames spread with almost indescribable
rapidity, and in a few moments the entire
structure was a mass of fire. The immedi
ate vicinity is built up mainly with small
wooden tenement houses and two-story
frame buildings, occupied as groceries,
saloons, &e. The inmates of many of
these houses were startled from their slum
bers, and had barely time to rush from
the houses in scanty attire, leaving their
household goods to destruction. In sever
al instances children were hastily wrapped
in blankets and quilts to break the force of
their fall and were thrown from second
story windows to the ground.
When the alarm sounded for the fire,
another of considerable magnitude was
burning on Wells street, near Adams.
Several engines were necessarily kept at
work all the time. The rest of the engines
in the city were soon on the ground, but
before they arrived the fire had spread
over so large an area and was so rapidly
spreading, that all efforts seemed of little
Between Canal street and the river
were several lumber yards, which are
entirely destroyed. At this hour the fire
hall made a clean sweep from Vanßuren
north two Weeks to Adams, and west to
Clinton, three blocks from the river. The
warves between Van Buren and Jackson
are burning, and the woodwork of the
western approach to the Adams street
bridge is destroyed. A large coal yard,
containing thousands of tons of soft coal,
and situated between the tracks of the
Chicago and Alton anti Itittsburg ant} Fort
Wayne Railroad tracks and the river, is
on fire and burning furiously. The im
mense grain elevator of Vincent, Nelson
& Co., one of the finest in the city, is near
ly adjoining, and though intended to be
fire-proof, there seams to be little doubt but
that it will he destroyed, as the intense
heat to which it is subjected will crack the
slate with which it is covered—both roof
and sides. It contains many thousand
bushels of grain of all kinds. The depot
of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chi
cago, A.lton and St. Louis Railroads, is
situated north of Adams and between
Canal and the river. One of the build
ings, a light wooden structure, and occu
pied as an express office, was in flames at
midnight and is undoubtedly destroyed.
The' scenes in the vicinity of the confla
gration are indescriable. Half the popu
lation of the city seems gathered there.
Tugs on the river are engaged in towing
to places of safety the vessels moored in
the neighborhood, while locomotives are
hastily pulling oat the great number of
cars standing on the track in the path of
At this writing it is impossible to give
an estimato of the losses, but they are al
ready very large, and the #re appears to be
scarcely checked. So far as could be as
eertained when our reporter left the scene
of fire ' no lives are known to be lost, yet
it will be miraculous if such should prove
to bp the case.
_ _ .
LATER:I;2O N.—The fire is appar
ently raging fiercly, as over a t)lock pf
buildings on the north side of vat ? Buren
street, which it was thought an hour ago
would be saved, are now wrapped in
flames. The elevator is safe so fkr, and
the fire seems to be spreading South and
West. The blazing buildings light the
streets one-half mile away, so that one can
easily see to read.
The entire fire department are now on
the ground and making almost superhu
man efforts to sta the fl ames.
Losses will pro bably already rtin Into
millions; and the end is not yet.
CHICAGO, October B.—About one
o'clock this morning, shortly after send
ing the last dispatch detailing the pro
gress of the fire in the western division,
the flames were arrested and under com
plete control of the fire department, an 4
am now enabled to give a more intelligent
and greatly modified estimate of their de
vasting effects. The space burned over
embraces four blocks, bounded on the
north by Adams street, on the west by
Clinton, on the south by Van Buren and
on the east by the Chicago river. Some
four or five buildings within the limits
named remain uninjured, among them
Vincent, Nelsen 4 Co.'s grain ware house,
one of the lirgeist in the pity, whieh eseap,
ed without any serious damage. This is
duo to the fact that piles of anthracite
coal lay between the burning buildings
and the elevator, and by the continual ap
plication of large quantities of water on
the coal piles they were prevented from
The grounds burned over were covered
over with lumber yards, coal yards, wood
yards, a planing mill box factory, vinegar
factory, &c., and a large number of dwell
ings and saloons, of the poorer classes.
A close eptireate of the entire loss places
it at from $250,000 to $300,000, with
probably one-half that insurance.
The fire had its origin in Lull &Holme's I
plaining mill, on Canal street, near Van
Buren, and as the wind was fresh from the
South, the flames spread North quite rap
idly, and thence East, and within the
space of 4 half an hour the whole district
named was all ablase, and by nne o'clopk,
or within two hours after the fire com
menced the work was ended.
The following are the leading sufferers
by the fire : On Canal street, as stated,
the fire originated in Lull & Holmes
planing mill, loss $3O, 000, with au insur
ance of about $12,000. In the rear of the
mill, was Forties box factory, loss $3OOO
insured one lialf; the next following are
the Excelsior Viegar works beonging to
J. Waigle, loss $12,000. Next come the
Racine House, loss small ; and then fol
lowed the Union Wagon works, loss $17,-
000, insurance $6,000. John Sheuff &
Son's, lumber yard, loss $65,000, insur
ance $35,000. Chapin & Foss, Shingle
factory, loss $50,000, insurance $12,500.
B. Hobrook's coal yard, loss $36,000 in
surance $23,000. Wilmington Coal
Company, loss $30,000 insurance $20,000.
Blacksmith shop of the Pittsburg, Ft.
Wayne and Chicago Railroad Company,
loss $4,000. .
On Clinton street, with but a single ex
ception, the buildings destroyed were of
thnpoorer class, and owned by IJall, Lan
der & Randall, Ron. B. C. Farwell and
The most serious loss on this street was
that of Baltzer & Co., wagon makers, who
suffer about $B,OOO loss, with only a light
On Jackson, ten houses owped by A.
Sanson Watson, and occupied by twenty
families, who lost all they had. The bal
ance of the losses on this street embraced
dwelling houses and shops numberingfrom
fifty-one to sixty-seven. The total loss gn
this street will not probably exceed $20,.
000, with not over one-fourth insured.
On Van Buren street only three or four
houses were burned, and they were of
The iron viaduct leading to the Adams
street bridge was damage to the extent of
one thousand dollars, and the track of the
Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago, and
Chicago and St. Louis Railroads, which
run right through the burnt district, were
damaged probably to the extent of $2,000
or $3,000. The saddest result of this fire
was the burning to death of Mrs. Marga
ret Hadley, living on the north side of
Jackson street, who being suddenly sur
rounded by the flames, was unable to es
cape. Her remains were burned to cinder,
and were found this morning in the place
where she was last seen, in her house.
It is impossible to learn the exact
amount of insurance and the names of the
companies that are victims. The entire
insurance will probably fall below one
hundred and fifty thousand dollars, proba
bly two-thirds of the amount in Chicago
offices. Among the outside companies
which suffer are the Teutonia and Hiber
nia, of Cleveland; Buffalo Western and
the Buffalo Fire and Marine ; Alps, of
Erie ; Andes, of Cincinnati ; Pacific and
Union, of San Francisco; Knickerbocker,
Republic, and Firemans, of New York;
Lycoming, of Philadelphia._
° Csicitiio, October 8: 11:30 P.M.—The
fire to-night in the first division is now
raging with unabated fury. It commenc
ed near Taylor street, between Delevan
and Jefferson, and is spreading in every
direction, and covers at least ibur blocks
at this hour, and it still seems beyond con
Two ,en Caught in the Oct of Firing
Rouses on the West Side—=They are
Two men caught in the act of firing
houses on the west side were arrested im
mediately and hung to the lamp post, one
on Twelfth street near the river, and the
other three miles away, on Clayborne ave
nue, on the north side. This summary
action has checked the thrice murderers.
St. Louis and other cities have apparent
ly restored eonfidence. The Cincinnati
train arrived this morning with four en
gines, three from this city, and one from
Dayton. They were seventeen hours on
the way, having to change the route twice,
and finally came via Piqua and Logans
.cater from UhicaO—Spread of the Fire
—The Mouth Divisioit iTh Ruins,
OFIICAGO, Oct. 1.0.-3forning.—The aw
ful fire still rages. Thus far, the south
division is swept nearly clean from the
river to the lake, and to the north of Har
rison street. The north division is in
ruins for a distance of nearly two mites.
The west division is also terribly devasta
ted. 4. strong wind is now raging, and
the whole city is in danger of total des. ,
Several churches on Wabash avenue and
elsewhere have been destroyed, and the
last of the great hotels, the Palmer house,
has been consumed. The extensive dry
goods houses of Field, Lester k Co„ Far
well & Co., Hamlin & Co., and, in fact,
every store of any note in the south divi
sion is gone. The suffering among the
thousands of homeless people is intense,
and it is feared that many will starve un
less further prompt relief is rendered.
Chicago is utierly ruined. Thousand* are
leaving the city by every available convey
Good .News—The Fire Out.
ST. LOUIS, Oct I.o.—Te!egraphic 'com
munication was opened with Chicago this
A he — avy rain fell there last niFht, and
the fires are extinguished.
firompt 071,1 Liberal Action of the Penn.
sylvania Railroad Coni:pany:
We take pleasure in making public the
fact that the Pennsylvania railroad com
pel)), telegraphed the Mayor of Chicago
eerly on Moriday . morniug that their agents
at St. Louis, Cincinnati, Colum
bus, I'ittsburgh, and all intermediate
points, would furnish free transportation
to Chicago for all donations of supplies for
the sufferers from the fire. The Mayor
has also been telegraphed that all dona
tions of supplies from Philadelphia, Bal
timore, New York, and intermediate points,
would be shipped free by the Pennsylva
nia railroad company.
Qrigin of the Fire.
NEW YORK, Oct. 10.—A special dis
patch from Chicago says:
Fire proof buildings burned like tinder,
especially the banks, not one of which
remains. Few business houses saved even
their papers, The whole population was
busy :11l eigkt, and the streets are now
like a bivouaek with sleeping ulen. The
loss of life is impossible to estimate. The
shipping ordered into the North branch of
the river was sent adrift into Lake Michi
gan. Many vessels were burned. All
business is suspended, and must remain so
for the present. Tremendous efforts were
made to save the Tribune and Post, as
well as the City Ilall and Government
buildings. Nothing remains but blacken
ed stores and crackling 9indors. No pa,
pers can be published until type comes
from elsewhere, as the type foundries are
'The origin of the fire was in a stable
where a woman took a kerosene lamp at
milking time. A large number of the fire
men were killed, and all did their duty
nobly; but streams of water to the burning
blocks wore like fountain jets against the
awful heat of the conflagration. The new
hotel, eight or nine stories high, just com
pleted, sent up pyramids of solid flame,
making the water of Like Michigan ruby
oolored for miles, the burning bridges along
the river swinging a graceful arch of fire
from shore to shore. The burning ships
sailed in crimson waters. All the churches
in South Division, the Convent of Mercy,
all the Railroad buildings and front man
sions on Michigan and Wabash avenues
LONDONDERRY, IRELAND, Sept, 1, 1871,
DEAR JounNAL :—I now send you my last
letter from Europe, but may write you once
more from New York, if, in the providence of
God, I am permitted to reach there. Thus far
He has been my helper, and I shall still trust
in Him. Since my last to you from Belfast,
we spent a day in that city, made some pur
phases in linen goods, and then took a look
through the pity, Belfast is situated on the
river Lagan, near where it flows into the bay
known as Belfast Lough; this port is 130
miles from Glasgow and 150 miles from Liv
erpool. This city has made more progress in
improvements than any other city in Ireland ;
it numbered only 37,000 in 1821 and now it
numbers 170,000. The general appearance of
the city is that of a clean, thrifty business
place, apd the business streets are wide and
have fine, substantial, four story buildings on
them. The new custom house and poet effice
are in one building; it is one of the finest
structures, built of fine Glasgow stone, the
style, of architecture is Italian; the edifice
occupies three sides of a quadrangle, with a
large court yard inside, and is approached by
aflight of steps on the fourth side.
The Presbyterian meeting house is the band
somest chapel belonging to the denomination
in the city; a flight of tn enty steps leads to a
handsome portico composed of ten (lonic tol e
times, over which rises an elaborate balus
trade; the internal decorations are quite in
keeping with the exterior of the chapel, and
cost sixty thousand dollars. There are twen
ty Presbyterian congregations, ten Episcopa
lians, five Catholics, and three Unitarians in
ihe pity. In the census of 1861 the Belfast
Piocese showed the largest preponderance of
rotestants in Ireland, there being 75 per cent.
to 25 per cent of Catholics, while about 50 per
cent of the former belong to the Presbyterians.
There are other fine cathedrals, churches and
other public buildings in the city.
The flax mills and linen ware houses will
naturally attract the visitor, especially those
on Donegol Square. In Ireland the first spin
ning factory was established in 1806, and con
sisted only of 212 spindles; in 1844 there were
forty one mills, containing 280,000 spindles ;
in 1850 the numbcr increased to seventy-three
mills and 390,000 spindles ; and in 1860 there
eighty-one mills, having some 500,000 spin.
dies in operation, employing some 50,000
hands, and representing a capital of some
twenty millions of dollars. The York street
spinning company, (employing about 2,000
hands), has five thousand dollars worth of
flax on hand. They cover about thirty acres
of ground generally in bleaching. The quan
tity of flax cultivated has been greatly on the
increase. In 1847 there were 58,312 acres
sown, each acre yielding about five cwt. of
clean scutched fibre, and altogether worth
three and a ha - A' millions of dollars, while in
1863 the estimated value of flax grown was
forty-five millions. At the annual meeting of
the Society for the growth of the cultivation
of flax in 1863, the chairman stated that a re
turn which he had procured from a friend of
his, and by refering to it, that on the produc
tion of an acre of ground under flax—a days'
labor of sixty females and fifty-three males, or
one hundred and thirteen persons in all, em
ployed on it from the time it is pulled to the
time it goes to the mill ; and from a return
made to the Government he found that 175,-
000 acres were under flax for the year 1870;
and that on an estimate just made, that this
breadth of flax would give a years' employ
ment to 60,000 persons, the wages of whom
would amount to five millions of dollars ; this
calculation was made of the scotch mills then
used ; bat if they were to use the hand scutch
ing, there would be a great many more hands
We left Belfast for Londonderry, distant
some ninety-five miles. The country lying
between Belfast and Londonderry is far ahead
of the southern portion ; the land lies level
and rich, and in a good state of cultivation.
We saw as fine wheat and oats standing as
you will see anywhere in Pennsslvania• The
improvements on their farms are better by far
than in the southern part of the state. The
potato crop through this section is suffering
equally as much as in other parts of the island.
And, as usual, for the last three months, the
farmers are still cutting grain ; but they are
far behind the age of improvement in the way
of cutting their harvest; you will see some
cutting with a mowing sythe, the handle eight
feet long, others reaping the old-fashioned
way, and the women cutting the grain off with
a sickel and then picking it up afterwards,
belieye I only saw one grain reaper in all my
travels, from south to north, in all Ireland.
We passed several fine large towns on our
journey to Derry. Ballamanna is a large man
ufacturing place of linen goods; also the town
of Coalraine, on the river Ball, at or near its
mouth, where it enters into the Atlantic
We put up at the Jury hotel, in Londonder
ry, the finest hotel in the city. Mr. Jury runs
three large hotels, one here at this place, the
inipepiab in Belfast, and the Bhelbourne house
in Dublin, where he resides. Londonderry is
situated on the magnificent river Foyle, near
where it flows into the lake of the same name,
which more than half surrounds the hill on
which the city is built. The city was fortifi
ed by walls, and are still standing, forming a
fine prominade. An abbey, for regular can
ons of the Augustine order was founded here
in 64q. all abbey for Cistercian Nuns
leas founded. And in 1214 a Dominick Friary
was built by Dominick. There are two line
bridges across the river, one of iron and the
other of wood; the last named was built by.
an American at a cost of eighty thousand dol
lars ; it is ten hundred and seventy feet long.
The siege of Derry has often been painted and
described ; the Beige lasted one hundred and
five days. It is said that two thousand three
hundred of the eitisens died of famine ; it was.
in the year
This morning I had my attention drawn to
an Irish family moving ; they had their house,
ten by fourteen feet square, on a wagon, and
the wife was cooking their breakfast as the
wagon was moving through the street, and
some of the children driving their cows, goats
and donkeys behind them.
Anil now, - as we williake passage at this
place, in a day or two, in the same steamer
(Anglia) which brought us over so nicely,
you, Mr. Editor, with the rest of our friends,
would like to know how we were pleased with
our tour, as well as our opinion as to which
was the .most beautiful country I traveled
through. In reply, I would say the countries
were all niee, the cities were all line, the rig
era were all noble and the people were all kind
to give you and your kind readers a rough and
irregular sketch of my travels and scenery in
Europe. And as lam about going aboard the
steamer for the land of my nativity, the (man,
try I love the mast, it seems as if /were stand=
Lug, like Bunyan's pilgrim, just waiting for
my summons. All behind seems forgotten,
and the glory on the other side engages the
If spared with a safe passage to New York
you may have a concluding letter from me.
Yours truly, w. B. L.
JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 30, 1871
Peen JOURNAL :,-.E(4Ting reed statements
made in several of the leading papers publish
ed in the north asserting the existence of Yel
low Fever in Jackson, I crave the privilege of
a small portion of your valuable columns, for
the purpose of stat.ng that such statements
are fortunately false, though less fortunately
with some foundation, as a disease with symp
toms somewhat similar to that of Yellow Fever
Appeared in this city about ten days ago, at,
laPkillK several persons, four or fite cases of
which'proved fa al, One case occurred in the
camp of the U. S. troops, statinoed near this
city, and terminated fatally. The unfortunate
victim being the Commanding Officer of the
camp, Capt. James Kelly, 16th Infantry ; an
officer beloved and esteemed by all who knew
The disease has entirely abated at this time,
no new cases having been reported during the
last few days. Although I have said the symp
toms assimilated somewhat with thqse of the
much dreaded "Yellqw Jack," the leading
physicians here pronounce it nothing more
than a grave form of the typAo-malaria fever,
which is prevalent, though to a much less de
gree every season in this climate. The pres
ent visit of this disease is ascribed to a sad
change of weather we have lately experienced.
Great consternation existed among the
terrified inhabitants of this city during the
prevalence of the hegus Yellow' Jack; and a
general exodus northward ensued. Business
was neglected, stores closed, and nothing
thought of but an escape from the dreaded
epidemic. Each train northward was "cram
med" to overflowing with the terror-stricken
"chivalry" and their families, while the un
fortunates (7) who could not muster the "need
ful" tried tq put On a hold face, and look
hopeful, but the wistful glances cast toward
the departing trains plainly told their thoughts
were rolling in some less obnoxious clinmte
than that in which "circumstance over which
they had no control" doomed them to stay.
The most frightened portion of the citizens
were of "African descent," though, as Per as I
can learn, without the least cause, it bong eq
established fact that they are proof against
the disease. For the cause thereof, your read
ers are humbly referred to science.
Yesterday and to day the citizens have boon
returning to their homes, considerably chop
fallen, of course, while the stay-at-homes are
correspondingly jubilant, and put on a know
ing, patronizing air, and contemptously re
mark, "they knew it," (of course they did),
•'couldn't sc-re them," "oh no," "catch them
running away for nothing."
We hope all Yellow Fever visits to Jackson
may prove as harmless and brief as the late
so-called one, but for the present and of the
subject quantum aupcit.
GREEN—CALDWELL.—On the 3d inst., by
Dr. B. B. Hamlin, assisted by the Rev. William H.
Stevens, Mr. A. W. Green, of Tyrone, Blair county,
Pa., to Miss Lettie At Caldwell, of Shade Gap,
Huntingthin oauuty, Pa.
JOHNSTON.—Near Dwight, 111., on the 24th
alt., 1871, of Typhoid fever, Charles Westly, sec
ond son of James and Mary Johnston, formerly of
Huntingdon county, Pa., aged 18 years, 8 months
and 27 days,
- - - -
FOR ALL KINDS OI
IST OF LETTERS REMAINING
-a-A in the Post Office, at Huntingdon, Pa., Oc
tober 9, 1871, when called for say "advertised'
and give date.
E J Hutchinson,
Eliza J Nash
REPORT of the condition of the First
National Bank. of Huntingdon. Pa., at the
close of business on the 2.1 day of October, 1871:
Loans and discounts 6372,398
11. 8 Bonds to secure circulation 150,000 00
11. S. B. and securitits on band lO,OOO 09
Due from Redeeming and Reserve
Agents 40,824 OS
Due from other National Banks 3,747 69
Due from State Banks & Bankers 6,876 97
Banking House 7,989 00
Furniture and fixtures 7,872 50
Current expenses 2,557 84
Premiums 2,500 00
Bills of other National Banks 8,421 (01
Fractional currency (including
nickels) 484 00
Specie 1,375 00
Legal Tender Notes 36,130 00
Capital stock paid in $ 150,000 00
Surplus fund 20,000 00
Discount and Exchangea 9,195 86
Interest 3,936 93
Circulating notes outstanding 131,601 00
Individual Deposits 830,085 65
Due to National Banks 3,157 86
Due to State Banks ic Bankers 3,681 23
State of Pennsylvania, county of Huntingdon, I
George W. Garretson, cashier of the First National
Bank of Huntingdon, Pa., do solemnly swear that
the above statement is true, to the beet of my
knowledge and belief.
GEO. W. OARRETSON, Cashier.
Sworn to, and subscribed before me, this sth day
of October, 1871.
H. G. FISHER,
Tuos. FISHER, DIRECTORS.
D. P. Gwnr.
NEW ARRIVAL OF FALL AND
The uslderaigned has lately returned from a tour
in Europe, and while there he purchased an assort
ment of Ladies' and Gents' superior Kid Gloves.
Also a fall line of Ladies' and Gents' Linen Hand-
kerchiefs, as well as a variety of other fancy arti
cles, which he offers for sale at reduced rates.
In addition, a general assortment of fall and
winter goods, purchased in Philadelphia, for cash,
and offers them at low figures to suit the pressing
ALSO, a fine assortment of Furniture, swill as
Soffas, Bedsteds, Bureaus, Stands knci Chaira.
I would t yto my old customers and others who
svisb to purchase obeap, to give me a call. I don't
throw out any inducements, but will let the quality
of the goods and prices speak for-themselves._
Shirleysburg, Oct 11, 1871-4 t
SOMETHING NEW IN HUNTINGDaAr
4 FIRST CLASS LADIES• SHOE STORE I
D. HERTZLER & BRO., No. 403 Allegheny St.,
opposite Broad Top Depot, have just arrived from
the East with a large and well selected stock of
Ladies', Misses', and Children's Dress Boots,
Gaiters, he., comprising all the latest styles of the
day and acknowledged to be the best seleetedstock
of band-made work ever brought to Huntingdon.
Since we make ladies' wear a specialty, we Mi
not fail to please the mitt For Style,
Quality apt Priem we defy oompetition.
We also manufacture to order all kinds of Ladies'
and Gents' Boots, Shoes, Gaiters, &e., of the best
material the market produces, and at the shortest
possible notice. Persons from the country . can be
accommodated with our own manufacturing by
giving a few hours notice.
All kinds of repairing neatly done.
In a more mature ; J r we hope to retain the
friend! who favored us in our infancy.
s accept our eincere ihanks.
D. HERTZLER & BRO.,
403 Allegheny St.,
Opposite .B. T. Depot
clan- Huntingdon, Pa.
HENRY Sc CO'S.
1 4 UNBTIR 41D COAL DEPOT,
LUMBER OF ALL KINDS,
Lath, Pickets, &c., constantly on hand
FLOORING, SIDING, DOORS, SASH,
FRAMES, 4C., at manufactrrers' prices.
ANTHRACITE, BROAD TOP, ALLE
GHANY, SANDY RIDGE AND
BY the TON, CAR, or BOAT LOAD
Feb. 15, 1871.
FRESH ARRIVAL OF
SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS
at the Cheap Store of
Corner of the Diamond, in Saxton's Building
I have just received a large stock of Ladies' ele
gant Dress Goods, Gentlemens' Furnishing Goods,
Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps of all kinds, in end
less variety, for ladies, gentlemen, misses and
Coffee, Tcas of all kinds, best and common Syrups,
Spices, &e. Tobacco and Seger., wholesale and
These goods will be sold as cheap, if not elssaper,
than any other house in town. "Quick sales and
small profits," is my motto.
Thankful for past patronage, I respectfully soli
cit a continuance of the same.
January 4, 1871.
U. U. IeCARTHY, I W. B. M . CARTHY, I J. A. POLLOCK
[Lately Huntingdon Manufacturing Company.]
Manufactures Flooring, Siding, Bunn, Such,
Shutters, Blinds, Moulding,Soroll Work, Counters,
Shelving, Wood Turnings, Hobbs, Spokes, . Bent
Work, Forks, Rakes, Brooms, Pick, and Hammer
Handles, Furniture, &c. Our Machinery being of
the very best quality and giving our entire atten
tion to the business we are able to manufacture all
of the aboved named articles, as well as many
others, in the best style and alnays promptly.
All orders addressed to the
FRANKLIN MANUFACTURING COMPANY,
will receive our hainediate attention. Price list
furnished when desired.
June 7, 1871.
SMITH IN HIS NEW BUILDING
CALL AND EXAMINE.
7 YOU WANT GRAT
_IIA4OAINS GO TO
The best Sugar and Molasses, Coffee, and Tea
Chocolate,Flour, Fish, Salt and Vinegar, Confec
tionaries, Cigars, Tobacco, and spices of
the best, and all kinds, and every other article usu
ally found in a Grocery Store.
Also—Drugs, Chemicals, Dye Stuffs, Paints, Var
nishes, Oils Spts. Turpentine, Fluid, Alchohol,
Glass, Putty, Ac., be. The beet Wine and Bran
dy for medical purposes, and all the best Patent
Medicines, and a candy of articles too numerous
The public generally will please call and exam
ne for themselves, and learn my krices.
6. S. SMITH.
Jan. 4, '7l
VALUABLE PROPERTY AT PRI
The valuable property, situate in Barree town
ship, Huntingdon county, formerly known as
"Conch's Mills" but lately as "Cosprobst Mills,"
will be sold at private sale. This is one of the
most desirable stands in the county, the custom
work being sufficiently large to keep e mill busy,
while the water power is unsurpassed in the State.
The improvements consist of a Grist Mill, Saw
Dill, Stgro Roca% two Dwelling louses, Stable,
and all other necessary outbuildings. There are
also 40 acres of timber land belonging to this prop
erty, but if purchasers desire it, enough cleared
land can be purchased with it for farming purposes.
If not sold by the 26th of October, the property
will be leased for a term of years.
For further information inquire of lion. John
Scott, Huntingdon, or of the undersigned, residing
on the premises.
Sept. 6, 1877—tf. HENRY CONPROSST,
LUMBER, SHINGLES, LATH,
Hemlock and Pine Bill Stuff, Boards, Plank,
Shingling, Plastering and Shingling Lath, con
stantly on hand, or furnished on short notice, at
lowest cash prices. Worked Flooring, Sash, Blinds,
Doors, Door and Window Frames furnished at
manufacturer's prices. Grain and Country pro
duce generally bought at market prices.
WAGONER k BRO,
Phillipsburg. Centre county, Pa.
Jan. 4, '7l.
DR. CROOK'S WINE OF TAR.
Jno M Porter,
J I Robinson,
l iMartha Renele,
W II Smith,
DR. CROOK'S WINE OF TAR
To have more merit than any similar
preparation ever offered the public.
It is rich in the medicinal qualities of
Tar, and unequaled for diseases of the
Throat and Lungs, performing the most
BRICE x BLAIR,
Coughs, Colds, Chronic Coughs.
It effectually cures them all
Asthma and Bronchitis.
It has cured so many cases
it has been pronounced a
specific for these complaints.
For Pains in Breast.
Side or Back,
Gravel or Kidney Disease,
Disease of the Urinary Organs,
Jaundice or any Liver Complaint,
It has no equal.
It is also a superior Tonic,
Restores the Appetite,
Strengthens the System,
Restores the weak and Debilitated,
Causes the Food to Digest,
Removes Dyspepsia and Indigestion,
Prevents Malarous Fevers,
Gives tone to your system.
TRY DR. CROOK'S WINE OF TAR.
PETER SWOOPE, J. P.
DR. CROOK'S WINE OF TAR
Has proved itself in thou
sand of cases capable of curing all diseases of the
Throat and Lungs.
DR. CROOK'S WINE OF TAR
Cures all Chronic Coughs,
and Coughs and Colds,
DR. CROOK'S WINE OF TAR
WM. B. LEAS.
DR. CROOK'S WINE OF TAR
Has cured so many
cases of Asthma and Bronchitis
pronounced a specific for these
PURIFY YOUR 131,00 D
pit. CROOK'S COMPOUND
SYRUP OP POKE ROOT.
Wherever Poke Root grows, it has a local repu
tation ass, Blood Purifier,and for the cure of Rheu
matism. With all this local reputation, and the
praise of distinguished Physicians, (Drs. Coe, Lee,
Ring, Wilson, M. Runt, Cleats, Copland and oth
ers,) who have tested its medical powers; it has
been neglects() by the profession at large, as much
through a want of a proper appreciation of its mer
its, as a knowledge of the proper way to prepare it
for medicinal use. Dr Oliver Crook, (a physician
who devotes his entire time is the duties of his
profession), has folly tested the active medicinal
dualities of Poke Root during the last 25 years,
and unhesitatingly pronounces it to have none
menrr—for diseases depending on a depraved con
dition of the blood,—than any and all other arti
cles named in the Materia Medics. Under his in
structions our Chemists have combined the active
medicinal qualities. of poke Root with tbo best
Tonic Preparation - of Iron, and we offer this pre
paration to the plublio under the above name.
Ostober 4, 1871-Iy,
T H E
' 1 INQUIRER" BOOK BINDERY,
LUTZ & JORDAN, Proprietors
All kinds of Linding done on short notice and at
rattsOnable rates. Old books rebound and made as
good as new. Albums repaired etc.
INTERESTING TO EVERYBODY.
The American Agriculturist, Harpers' Magazine,
The Galaxy, Lippincott, Atlantic Monthly, Scrib.
nor's Monthly, Godey's Lady's Book, Demorest La
die's Repository, Peters Musical Magazines,
Church 31agazines, and all other Magazines bound
up in baudsome volumes at the very lowest figures.
Harper's Weekly, Harper's Bazar, Hearth and
Home, The New York Ledger, Weekly, Saturday
Night, Sunday School and Church Papers, and all
other papers bound into volumes on shortest notice.
Sheet Music and Musical Monthlies put up in
haaldintne ♦olumcs which make an ornament to the
PARLOR AND CENTER TABLE.
What young lady hasn't enough muvio on hand
to make a nice volume.
To have your binding done. Gather up your mu
sic, papers and Magazines. Bring in your broken
backed books and albums, and leave them at the
REV. W. B. WAGNER, No. 622 Church
St., near ith St., Huntingdon, Pa.,
Who is our agent, and he will forward them to us,
and we will put them in any
STYLE OF BINDING
You wish, and return them to our agent, who will
deliver them without any trouble or inconvenineee
Bates, he., can be seen with the Agent. Terms
cash on delivery. august2-3m.
MARBLE MANTLES, MONUMENTS.
PLASTER PARIS CORNICES,
ALSO SLATE MANTLES FURNISHED TO
Jan. 4, '7l.
ORPHANS' COURT SALE
OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE.
[Estate of Satiate: Sprankle, deceased:]
By virtue of an order of the Orphans' Court, of
Huntingdon county, we will expose to public sale,
on the premises,
On Wednesday, October Wth, 1871.
at ten o'clock in the forenoon, the following de
scribed FARM in Porter Township : bounded by
lands of John Scott, Dr. 1). Houtz, George Whit
taker and by the Juniata River having thereon
erected aa house, barn, and other Cuildings, contain
ing 144 ACRES, more or less, about one hundred
of which are cleared and in a good state of culti
vation, the balance in timber. The farm is good
limestone land, well watered, and pleasantly loca
ted, one mile south of Alexandria.
The grain in the ground, and the house and lot
next to the river, occupied by Wm. Sprankle, are
reserved. Possession ot farm given on Ist of April,
TERMS OF SALE :—One-third of the purchase
money to be paid on the Ist of April,
1972, when the deed will be made, one
third in one year thereafter, with interest, and the
remaining one third at the death of the widow, the
interest thereof to be paid to her regularly and
annually during her life. The whole to be se
cured by the judgment bonds of the purchaser.
oct4-ts Nxi..tar9 of EamlEprankle, deed,
10 Years of a Pub& lest
more effectually than any
Has cured cases of
incurable by physicians.
that it has been
NOW IS THE TIME
B ois AND SH(
The attention of Merchants is called t
Mena' Farming Balmoral Plow Sh
Mens' Kip Boots.
Mens' all Call
Women's and Misses' Calf Polish a
Women's and Misses' Tampico Go.
ish and Balmoral Shoes.
All the Calf and Kip we work is
try Tanned, Slaughtered Stock, no
Tanned Stock used.
All goods put up in the most TAO
and SUBSTANTIAL MANNER.
All our own Stock and Work guar;
For Terms, Prices, &c.
THE KEYSTONE BOOT & SHO
FALL AND WINTER G
AT WM. MARCII & BRO.'
Having purchased the greatest vari
goods ever brought to Iluntingdon, they I
pared to give great bargains to those who
isc their establishment. Their stock con
at reduced prices. Also a choiao sae.
Ladies' Dress Goods.
Merinos, figured and plain ; Alpacas ;
all wool Delaines; Lusters, poplins; also
pleto assortment of Gentlemen's wear, such
at astosiskirigly tow prices.
We do not consider it any trouble to oboe
and would be pleased to bare the ladies a
public generally call and examine our new
which we are determined to sell at the low'
In connection with our other budoes"
established a first-elass
where all kinds or lumber for building pi
can be had at reasonable rates. Boards
Shingles, &c., ,ke., always on band.
You can save from ten to thirty pereent.o
ing your Instruments from
E. J. GREENE,
STEINWAY & SONS',
CHICKERING & SONS',
THE UNION PIANO.FGATE
THE WEBER, RAVEN & BACO.
GEO. M. GOULD & CO.'S,
AND ALL OTHER MAKES OF PIA
MASON & HAMLIN'S
and Geo. Woods & Co.'s celebrated Organ
any other make desired. Also, Melodeons, G
Violins, Herman Accordeons, Sheet Music,
New and good Pianos for $3OB and up ,
" five-octave Organs for 80 " •
" Melodeons for 70 "
All Instruments warranted for five years.
Agents supplied at wholesale Rates, as lon
the cities. Call on, or address,
E. J. GREENE.
2nd floor of ',ulster'. new build
January 4, 1871.
THE NEXT GENERAL CONY
TION of the PROTESTANT EPISC.
CHURCH will be beld at
BALTIMORE, OCTOBER 4, 1
AND THE ENSUING THREE WEEKS.
On account of the very great interest attacl
the Debates of the House of Clerieal and Lay
tides, Toe Ceußcumes will publish. durin
Convention, a DAILY EDITION, at Baltimo
will contain a phonographic , report, verbate
the Debates, Committee Reports, Sermons,
made by D. F. Murphy, Chief of Official Cot
Reporters of the U. S. Senate, and his assist
Tar Corneal's; Daily Edition, will be su
each day. to any subscriber, on prepayment oft
M. H. MALLORY k CO.
713 Broadway, New York. ec
Letters of admanistration having
granted to the subscriber, living in
township, on the estate of Ahraham Taylor
of said township, tlee'd., all persons kilo
themselves indebted to said estate will make
ment without delay, and those haying el
against the same will present for them payme
GEORGE W. TAYLOR,
ASSIGNEE'S NOTICE OF _
POINTSIENT.—In the District Court o
United States, for the Western District of Peru
In the matter of
Paul Ammerman, Bankrupt. f In Bankrupts
To trios, it may concern Thoundersigned I
by g ives notice of his appointment as Assign•
Pont A 111111, hilt. or Broad Top City, in the cu
of Huntingdon, and State of Pennsylvania, wi
said District, who has been adjudged a Bank
upon bin own petition, by the District Court of
District, dated September 20th. 1871.
SIMON B. BARR,
• Fancy candy, toy
variety store is now stocked with a choice selco
of french and common candies, nuts, raisins,
etc. The largest assortment of toys in town
received. Hold, silver, plated, and french I
jewelry, bracelets, chains, pocket books, cot
china and wax dolls, cigars, tobacco, pipes,
Come awl examine my stock before baying e
where, C. M. AFRICA,
No. 420, next door to P.
The undersigned, apppiated by the Orph:
Court to distribute the funds in the hands of B.
F. Stitt, administrator of Benj. E. Stitt, late
Dublin tp., deed., will attend to the duties of s
appointment, at his office, in the borough of Ha
ingdon, on Tuesday, the 17th of October, 1871
one o'clock p. m., at which time and place all I
sons interested will present their claims or be
barred from coming in thereafter upon said fu
H. C. MADDEN,
W. W. SIIXIBLEY.
OPPOSITE PENNSYLVANIA R. R. DEP
SHEIDLEY & HOWARD, Prop's,
April 5, 1371-Iy.
A farm, of about niuety-ft
acres, situated near Huntingdon. Twenty-6
acres cleared, the balance wood land. A two-sto
log house and a new frame barn thereon erects
For partioulars apply to
tiILAZIER d BRO.,