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Items from The Morning Tribune, Altoona, Pa.,

Thursday, July 22, 1880


A Joyous Birthday Reunion - That Catty Catch Curtailed Considerable.


Miss Anna Poffenberger, of Altoona, is visiting Miss Anna Whren, of Gaysport.


"Yank" Manning would be a capital hand writing an obituary for a certain citizen.


If you want to make one of the men on the gravel train mad just ask him the price of dewberries.


That catty catch of Wighaman and Bell's would have been correct had some person not added a cipher to the original 118.


Chief Clerk Thomas McCamant, of Harrisburg, is visiting his many Blair county friends. He left the Burg last evening for Martinsburg, where he will spend a few days with his brother, Harry McCamant, Esq.


Mrs. Kate Jackson received a letter from her sister, Mrs. R. Thompson, announcing her safe arrival at Glasgow, Scotland, after a pleasant voyage of eleven days in crossing the Atlantic. Mrs. Thompson is well and delighted with the appearance of the Old World.


A Hollidaysburg man came home from Altoona at a late hour on Tuesday night, and the first thing he did after entering the house was to pull up his sleeves and knock a valuable china lamp shade into a thousand pieces, more or less, and he wasn't drunk, either.




Few persons know that there are a number of great big books kept in the Register's office for recording marriages, deaths and births, but such is the fact; and another fact is but little use has been made of them for the last twenty years. The latest marriage recorded is that of Mr. Fred S. Stiffler, who, if the record don't lie, took a rib on the 20th day of December, 1879.




Six young men are roughing it in the Beaver Dams. They are located in a tent at a place known to hunters as the Germantown crossing. All being young Republicans they have named their headquarters Camp Garfield. The following compose the happy family: R. C. Johnson, Harry I. Davis, Horace Bracken and Howard H. Baldrige, of Hollidaysburg, Mr. Frank Southworth, of Philadelphia, and Mr. John L. Holliday, of Scranton, Pa. No doubt they will get fat eating fried chubs.




Yesterday an unusual number of "Stones" were noticed in Gaysport. An investigation proved that it was a family reunion at the residence of Colonel William Stone, in commemoration of the Colonel's 61st birthday, at which all of Mr. Stone's children and grandchildren were present. The party consisted of Mr. Andrew Stone, wife and children, Mr. George M. Stone and wife, Mr. Ed. Stone and Miss May Stone. Also, Mr. Harry Stone and family, a brother of Colonel Stone. It is needless to say the reunion was a most joyous occasion. We hope that Mr. and Mrs. Stone may live to have many more birthday reunions without one empty chair.


Thieving Tramps Foiled in Their Designs. Personal and Other Notes.




George B. Metzgar, living near this place, has a number of apple grafts of the Red Astrachan variety, grafted in the spring of 1879, which now contain from fourteen to eighteen apples each. This is said to be quite a phenomenon, and numbers of persons have visited Mr. Metzgar's to assure themselves of the truth of the statement. Can any of our readers beat this? 'Squire Thompson did the grafting.




'Squire William Thompson, the veteran fruit and shade tree agent, is again in the field taking orders for Amos & Brother's nursery, Bedford, Pa. The 'Squire thoroughly understands his business and is representing a firm which does business on the square, so that those who order from him can make up their minds that they will get just what they order, as well, if not better, than from distant nurseries, thus patronizing home industry.




It is such an unusual occurrence to see Postmaster McCamant and 'Squire Fred. Hyle excited and mad that it is not strange that people should wonder what it was all about. On inquiry it was learned that they were summoned to appear at court as witnesses in an alleged cased of violation of the liquor laws. Now, our postmaster and 'Squire are both temperance men, and loathe the idea of being mixed up with such a mess as the one they have been drawn into. Hence these tears.




The members of the Martinsburg Cornet Band have at last received their long-looked-for uniforms and now the boys are happy. Indeed, they all say that the look of entire contentment and the smile of intense satisfaction which lit up Jim Stiffler's countenance when he receive his amply repaid them for the delay. Jim is the fellow "what blows" the cymbals, and he has anxiously inquired about the uniforms on the arrival of each train ever since they were ordered. By the way, our band is prepared to furnish music for the campaign at reasonable prices, and it is hope the county committees of the different political parties will bear that fact in mind and act accordingly.




Mr. Samuel S. Johnson was awakened on Tuesday night last by the incessant and vociferous barking of 'Squire John A. Zuck's dog, and on going to the window saw two suspicious-looking individuals enter the 'Squire's yard. Finding the dogs unmanageable, the would-be thieves departed for Rev. S. Wolfe's residence, where they could not effect an entrance. From there they turned toward Mr. Johnson's residence, but after a hasty consultation decamped. Mr. Johnson recognized the men as part of a party of tramps who have been loitering about town for some time past, against whom, it will be remembered by readers of this column, your correspondent gave warning some time since. The two who attempted the above robbery were seen on our streets this (Wednesday) morning, and from their actions, it is supposed, they were looking for a place more favorable for their purposes than the ones tried on Tuesday night. Look out for them.




J. L. W., the Clover creek correspondent of the Evening Call, again takes refuge behind the non de plume of "A. D." in Monday's issue of that widely circulated journal, and wounded comes limping to the front, whining because we saw fit to resort to the use of the same sort of material for ammunition that he introduced. His boasted stock of ammunition was exhausted by his last charge, and when he fixed that it proved only a flash in the pan. We and his neighbors know J. L. W.'s failings - and their name is legion - but will only refer to his liability to take on too much hard cider, and his penchant for handling the truth carelessly. We now leave alias A. D., and the public may judge for itself whether he has succeeded in proving our item about Mr. Hoover's melancholy acrobatic performance a lie; or in advertising himself to the world as a first-class fool. Adieu, J. L. W. Our business is to give the news, and we have no more time to waste on such small game as you have both acknowledged and proved yourself to be.


A Successful Festival - Lively Old Inhabitant. New Cave Discovered.


Lloyd Reed is the owner of a spring chicken that laid three eggs last week.


Grandpap Conroy, our oldest inhabitant, is traveling along his 81st year as lively as a school boy, and thinks no more of walking over the mountain to Altoona than of eating his dinner.


A new cave has been discovered at the Manning quarry, making the third one since operations have been commenced. Some beautiful stalagmites have been found by the explorers, and several springs of excellent water.


The young ladies and gentlemen of this place opened a festival on the 8th, ending on the 11th, by which they cleared something over one hundred dollars. Considering that this is principally a working community, this is not a bad showing for the time coming so soon after the Fourth, when all the boys are supposed to be "strapped." They are now preparing for an exhibition, which we hope will be liberally patronized, as the proceeds with those of the festival will be devoted to the Sabbath school.


List of Causes to be Argued on Monday Next, July 26.


1. Bricker's administrators vs. John Potter. No. 196, January term, 1876. Motion for new trial.


2. W. W. Piper vs. the Lycoming Fire Insurance Company. No. 204, July term, 1877. Point reserved.


3. Commonwealth vs. C. C. Mateer. No. 26, April session, 1880. Motion for a new trial.


4. P. P. Mast & Co. vs. Thomas Buchanan's administrator. No. 50, July term, 1876. Motion to take off non-suit.


5. Jacob Schell et al vs. Clements Rively. No. 80, January term, 1880. Case stated.


6. John W. Duncan et al. vs. J. King McLanahan. No. 84, July term, 1880. Case stated.


7. Joseph Wagner vs. George Focht. No. 120, April term, 1880. Certiorari.


8. Mrs. Eliza Boyd vs. Henry Showalter. Fi. Fa., No. 83, April term, 1880. Rule to show cause why writ on judgment should not be stayed.


9. Exceptions to the report of auditor distributing money in the hands of the Sheriff arising from sale of real estate of Thomas McCauley.


10. Edmund Malone, for use vs. George Harker & Sons. Fi. Fa., No. 41, April term, 1880. Rule to show cause why the Sheriff should not redeliver certain vendue notes to Jacob Harker.


11. Jesse Fisher vs. Samuel E. Stewart, No. 73, April term, 1880. Rule to show cause why judgment should not be stricken off.


12. Exceptions to report of auditor distributing funds in the hands of the Sheriff arising from the sale of real estate of Elizabeth Kemberling.


13. Rule to show cause why the Home Loan and Building Association of Altoona should not be permitted to surrender its charter.


14. J. A. Johnston, administrator, vs. John Jackson, No. 6, July term, 1880. Rule to show cause why judgment should not be entered for want of sufficient affidavit of defense.


15. A. S. Flegel vs. Alex. Robertson, No. 180, July term, 1878. Rule to show cause why judgment should not be satisfied and answer thereto.


16. Rule on executor of Jonathan Zerbe, deceased, to show cause why real estate should not be sold and answer thereto.


17. Rule on James Gardner, trustee for creditors of Wm. M. Lloyd & Co., to show cause why he should not be discharged, and answer thereto.


18. Cambria Iron Company vs. D. Rinke, et al. Nos. 72, 73, 74, July term, 1878. Rule to show cause why judgment should not be entered for want of sufficient affidavit of defense.


19. Citation to show cause why specific performance of contract of James Cassiday with Ed. Cassiday should not be decreed and answer thereto.


20. Rule on J. J. Cunningham, Esq., to show cause why he should not pay to E. Elliott money collected from Thomas G. Lightner.


21. John Brumbaugh, et al, vs. M. Alexander, et al, vs. M. Alexander, et al. No. 440, January term, 1874. Rule to show cause why judgment should not be marked satisfied.


22. Ed. Mountney, for use, J. L. Metzgar vs. George P. Morgan, administrator, and John Hurd, guardian of Mamie B. Morgan. No. 151, January term, 1879. Rule to show cause why judgment should not be opened. Peremptory order for hearing.


[23 skipped by the newspaper; not on page]


24. In the matter of the order of sale of real estate of George P. Morgan, deceased. Rule to show cause why order should not be vacated or modified.


25. Joseph Strayer, for use, vs. W. A. Madara. Fieri facias. No. 111, January term, 1879. Rule of D. S. Brumbaugh and Dr. Wesley Madara, deceased, to show cause why assignments should not be cancelled.


26. Exception to report of auditors distributing funds in hands of executor of Matthew Long, deceased.


27. Rule to show cause why decree refusing hotel license to Fred. Voght, in Tyrone, should not be revoked and license granted.


28. Rule to show cause why decree refusing hotel license to D. H. Hogan, in Tyrone, should not be revoked and license granted.


29. H. W. Davis vs. Caroline Davis, No. 23, April term, 1880. Rule to show cause why order for maintenance and counsel fees should not be made.


30. William M. Lloyd, vs. J. L. Ickes. No. 6, October term, 1875. Rule to show cause why judgment should not be entered for want of sufficient affidavit of defense.


31. Rule on administrators of Maria McFarlane, deceased, to show cause why they should not pay amount due Mrs. West's children.


32. Elizabeth Young vs. Woodcock and Dively. Fi. Fa. 14, April term, 1880. Rule to show cause why further proceedings in execution on said judgment should not be suspended, and why said judgment should not be vacated.


33. Rule to show cause why Blair county should not be relieved from custody of funds of Catharine Fry.


34. Theodore S. McCahan vs. Samuel McCamant, No. 56, Equity "A." Report of master and exceptions thereto.


35. Exception to supplemental report of viewers to lay out private road in Tyrone township, from a point on the public road, near Samuel Gensinger's to Pine Hill.


36. Exceptions to report of viewers laying out and assessing damage on opening Lincoln avenue, Tyrone borough.


37. Exceptions to report of viewers to lay out public road in Antis township, from a point near the house of Charles Taylor, to Tipton.


38. Commonwealth vs. Martha L. Davis, January session, 1880. Surety of the peace - threats.


39. Commonwealth vs. Samuel Pollitt, January session, 1880. Surety of the peace - threats.


40. Commonwealth vs. Anna Walker, April session, 1880. Surety of the peace - threats.


 41. Commonwealth vs. Anna Walker, April session, 1880. Surety of the peace - threats. [sic]




KEITH - REECE - At the residence of Seth Keith, Esq., by Rev. George Guyer, Mr. Robert Keith, of Elizabeth Furnace, and Mrs. Helen Reece, of Bellwood, Blair county.


Morning Tribune, Altoona, Pa., Thursday, July 22, 1880, page 3


Things Briefly Told.


Free of charge - an empty gun.
No quarter - a twenty-cent piece.
Bad buy words - "Charge it to me."
A lightning rod is attractive in its way.
Always cut off in its prime - an interest coupon.


The Sinking valley folks will hold their annual harvest home celebration on the 31st inst.


The Altoona City Band will give one of their excellent concerts in the Logan House lawn this evening.


Rev. Thomas Guard and Rev. O. H. Tiffany will be present at the Juniata valley camp meeting this year.


The Centre county fair will be held on the 6th, 7th and 8th of October, and Bedford's on the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th of the same month.


It is expected that the Tyrone and Lewisburg railroad will be completed from Tyrone to Pennsylvania Furnace about the 1st of September.


A small piece of dove colored silk was picked up yesterday at Couch's corner, Eleventh avenue, which the owner can have by calling at the TRIBUNE office.


Martin Waltz, the well-known conductor, is the happiest man in town. Twin daughters are the cause. Mother and babes doing well, and Martin equally so.


The Chestnut avenue clerk who took a brush from George Hooper's barber shop had best return the same to-day or the owner will have to resort to other means to procure the property.


The grounds near the cart shops, used for cricket playing, are being nicely fixed up. It is the intention to have a match game between the Altoona club and one from Philadelphia during the latter part of the month.


The increased freight transportation of the Pennsylvania railroad system is shown by the fact that 3800 more cars are now in use on one of its branches - the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis railway - than at this time last year. It has nearly 12,000 cars in use at the present time.


Chief Burgess Jones, of Tyrone, sent twenty-five scorched and twisted pennies which had stood the heat of the great fire in that place, to Frank Stewart, to distribute among the Huntingdon firemen, as mementoes of the conflagration which they took such an active part in quenching.


Asbury French, a young man of 18, last Friday night robbed the store of John Stapleton, in Tod township, Huntingdon county, of $15 in money, some handkerchiefs, tobacco and cigars. French has a deformed foot, and leaving the imprint of it about the store led to his arrest. A clear case of a man being unable to cover his tracks.


The Reformed Church Sunday school and congregation will picnic at Roaring Spring on the 29th of July. Friends of the school are invited to participate. Tickets must be procured on the 28th from the Pennsylvania railroad ticket agent. Those going will please bear this in mind. They will please also make it known to any one of the Committee of Arrangements, who are G. O. Thomas, H. A. Folk, S. P. Bolger, George Freet; Mrs. E. Piper and Miss May Abrims.


Matters of Personal Interest.


Yesterday found A. V. Dively, Esq., again at his desk, he having returned from an extended trip to Elmira, Niagara Falls and Toronto. He says that while on Goat island a man who had been traveling on the same train with him committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. He saw the fellow just after the fatal act and before life was extinct.


Tom Rice, the hatter, has hied away to his wife's cottage at Cape May, there to spend a couple of weeks' vacation in listening to what the wild waves are saying.


Thomas McCamant, of Harrisburg, Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth, is visiting his many friends in Altoona and vicinity.


P. S. McGirr, of Williamsport, many years since a resident here, and one of the men who worked on the canal in its palmy days, is here looking over old familiar scenes.


Miss D. McFarland, who has been visiting in this city, the guest of Miss Maggie Goodfellow, returned to her home in Hollidaysburg last evening.


John Rice's Death.


About two weeks since the TRIBUNE contained an article stating that John Rice, a former resident of this place, had been killed at Elkhart, in Indiana. Since then further investigation has been made which leads to the belief that he was killed for his money by a tramp, who then robbed him. Rice had considerable money about him and was nearly ready to start into business. Since his death no part of it has been found. There are also a number of other suspicious circumstances connected with the case.


Arrested for Violating the Liquor Law.


Agatha Myers and Elizabeth Myers were yesterday arrested for selling liquor on Sunday, the 4th of July. They have no license to sell at all, and it is said were warned to desist on the fourth. One of them had been convicted of a similar offense before. Both parties were taken before Alderman Rose and bound over for a hearing at 10 o'clock this morning.


The Foremen and Clerks of the Lower Shops Show Their Appreciation of John P. Levan.


As is known to most of our citizens the employes of the company's car shops hold their general foreman, John P. Levan, in very high esteem. Mr. Levan is building a fine new residence on Twelfth avenue, near Thirteenth street, and the foremen and clerks in his employ thought they could not better show him their appreciation than by making him an enduring present, a corner stone for his dwelling.


The stone is of Ohio freestone and will be placed on the front corner nearest Twelfth street, about three feet from the ground. It is quite a good sized block with the date 1880 in intaglio on the front. A square is hollowed in the centre for the reception of a copper box. The stone will be placed in position on to-morrow or next day.


At about 10 o'clock yesterday morning the foremen and clerks gathered and marched into Mr. Levan's office in a body, taking that gentleman completely by storm, as he had not expected this mark of esteem.


Mr. Sharp, foreman of the machine shop, called a meeting and E. B. Wall read the following address.


To John P. Levan, General Foreman of Car Shops: We, the undersigned, foremen and clerks connected with the car shops, desire to show the friendship and regard that we entertain for you, apart from your official capacity. We have watched with pleasure and pride the development of your plans for a new house that will take a position in our city somewhat commensurate with the position you have taken in our community, and as we have been connected so closely with you in your work we want to take a part and have a place in the erection of your home. We therefore present you with this cornerstone, enclosing this paper and a few other expressions of our esteem, which we hope you will do us the honor of accepting. Signed


Andrew Kipple, Thos. Myers, James Sharp, Chas C. Mason, Fred. S. Ball, Dan'l Houseman, J. L. Burley, James J. Baugh, A. B. Hamilton, A. E. Thomas, H. A. Folk, W. H. Banks, Levi Geesey, Wm. L. Pennock, Geo. T. Freet, L. B. Reifsneider, Geo. W. Slayman, W. J. Denning, L. H. Piper, C. E. Springer, W. J. McCord, J. W. Colyer, John C. Dickey, Richard Rowan, C. T. Witherow, Peter M. Smith, Samuel Huyett, Ed. B. Wall, W. K. Beatty.


Mr. Levan responded in a few words, saying:


My Dear Friends - You all well know that I am not accustomed to make speeches. I can only, in my poor way, thank you most heartily for the great honor and kindness which you have shown me. I feel it a great honor to be thus affectionately remembered by those with whom I associate to intimately from day to day and I most earnestly hope that our fellowship may always be of such a character as to awaken mutual esteem and warm friendship. The corner stone which you have so kindly presented me while holding the walls of my house firmly together, I trust shall also bind our hearts one to another in brotherly love and confidence. I most cheerfully accept it, therefore, and again thanking you I assure you that I shall long remember this token of your esteem, and strive by all my acts to merit the same good will as long as we shall live.


The box will contain the address, the cards and envelopes of the different foremen, the minutes of the meeting and copies of the city papers containing an account of the proceedings. It will then be sealed, to remain until long years have passed and probably all those on the present scene of action have passed away.


The proceedings throughout were characterized by the most agreeable fellow-feeling, and the presentation was the occasion of the expression of good will.


Police Matters.


Railroad Policeman Hamlin yesterday gathered in and locked up a fellow from the vicinity of Lloydsville who wanted to thrash another man in the train while it was standing in the Altoona depot. He accused him of stealing a pint-bottle of whisky. After being confined for a few hours and having a quart bottle filled with the "oh be joyful" taken from him the Mayor released the fightist.


On Tuesday night a man from the Loop, who gave the name of Thomas McKinstry, was picked up by the police while lying on the soft side of a pile of cobble stones. On examination yesterday he said that somebody had stolen that solace of his lonely hours, his banjo. Forty-eight hours in the lock-up, said his Honor.


A man named Kelly was yesterday afternoon gobbled up by Constable Gibbs, on a general charge of drunk and disorderly.


A Strangely Ornamental Tree.


A quince in the yard of Samuel Hoover's residence, near Hannah station, on the Bald Eagle Valley railroad, is ornamented in a way to beat anything in this part of the State. The young ladies have taken a large number of hens' eggs, removed the contents through a hole in one end and then stuck the shells on the ends of the branches. It makes the strangest kind of a yard ornament and a not altogether unprepossessing one.


The Logan House Concerts.


Below will be found the programme prepared by the Logan House quartette under the leadership of Mr. Praetorious. Exercises will begin at 11:30 A. M.:


1. Egyptian March, Strauss
2. Overture - "Light Cavalry," Suppe
3. Cello Solo - "La Rose," Spohr
4. Selection - "Lucia di Lammermoor," Donizeth
5 . Waltz - "Tres Joly," Waltenfel
6. Selection - "Faust," Gounod
7. Night Patrole, new, Jungmann
8. Artist Quadrille, Strauss


The Mayor Changes the Date of the Vote on the Water Loan to August 2.


Surveys and other preparations are being made by engineers to intelligently inform our citizens upon the plans and cost of the proposed new water system. It is the intention to try several different sites and adopt the most feasible for the consideration of our citizens. One dam, upon which estimates have been made, will cover nearly nine acres of ground and furnish storage capacity for thirty-four million gallons of water, an ample supply at all times. The total cost of the dam, including masonry and earthwork, but excluding all piping, would be about fifteen thousand dollars, thus leaving about forty-five thousand dollars with which to extend the mains in the city.


As the engineers have not completed the plans it has been thought advisable to postpone the vote upon the advisability of the loan until Monday, August 2, which will give ample time for the consideration of the project. In accordance, therewith the Mayor has issued the following proclamation:




In accordance with the request of the Council the committee appointed to make estimates on the cost of constructing a dam at Kittanning Point, as the engineers have not been able to complete their work, the election heretofore ordered to be held on Friday, July 23, to decide upon the advisability of a loan of $60,000 for the improvement of the water supply, is hereby postponed until Monday, August 2, 1880, at which time the election will be held in the various wards at the usual polling places. - W. T. HOWARD, Mayor. Mayor's office, July 21, 1880.


The Middle Penitentiary.


The Middle Penitentiary at Huntingdon, says a gentleman in the Pittsburgh Chronicle, and the purposes to which it is to be devoted, is attracting much attention among thinking men. Since Captain Wright, of the Western Penitentiary, incorporated his views about an intermediate penitentiary in his last annual report, the subject has been widely discussed. It is now the earnest desire of several gentleman that changes should be made before another appropriation is secured. The original appropriation was clearly given for the purpose of erecting a penal institution, whereas it is contended that the better plan would be to erect a reformatory institution. Lewis Peterson, Jr., of Allegheny, a member of the State Board of Charities and Correction, contends that it is altogether wrong to commit a man to a place like the Western Penitentiary when he was arrested for a first offense, on the ground that contact with hardened criminals can only do the novice harm. Outside of these arguments for reform more than penal punishment which philanthropy would suggest, Mr. Peterson very pertinently argues that the mere punishing of criminals does not protect society in the future. So that as a measure of self-defense, it would seem that a reformatory institution is the thing most to be desired.


The gentleman, in common with other influential citizens, earnestly desires and will do what they can to assure the Middle Penitentiary being a reformatory rather than a penal institution. Their idea is to commit all prisoners guilty of a first offense to the new building, and to take from the Eastern and Western Penitentiaries prisoners of a similar stamp, thus retaining the two latter institutions for the more hardened criminals.


The Oeffinger Liquor Case.


In the case of the Oeffingers arrested for selling beer to three boys on a forged order, before reported, the Alderman bound them over for trial. The attorneys, the District Attorney for the prosecution and Mr. Shaw for the defense, had the case postponed until last night that they might look up the authorities, but as neither found any of the above action was taken, Mr. Jackson says the only decision bearing on the case at all was one by Judge Junkin recently given wherein he warned hotel keepers that if they sold liquor over the bar in quantities or by the bottle he would revoke their licenses. It has been decided, however, in some cases that where liquor was purchased and misapplied the hotel keepers were responsible for the result. The matter will now go before Judge Dean without a jury.


A Serious Accident.


Milton Gunder, a bricklayer in the employ of the Cambria Iron Works, at Johnstown, met with an accident yesterday which is of a most serious nature, and the only wonder is that he was not instantly killed. He placed a ladder from the roof of the rolling mill to the top of one of the puddling furnace stacks for the purpose of making some repairs to the brickwork. But it happened he did not fasten it in a secure position and upon ascending nearly to the last rung it swung off, precipitating him to the roof, a distance of about ten feet, from whence her rolled over and fell upon a pile of cinder and rubbish, fully twenty feet below. He was very badly injured, but hopes are entertained for his recovery.


A Concert for the Fun Loving.


It will be remembered by our citizens that during the icy weather of last March a brakeman named Miles Buck fell from a freight car in the Altoona yard and had both feet cut off, besides sustaining other injuries. He has since recovered, but is disabled for life. In endeavoring to make a living for his family he has engaged the services of Professor William Myers and is giving musical concerts through the country. He will be at Allegheny school house, Millville, on Tuesday, July 27, with a good entertainment and would like to see his friends and others there. Admission, 15 cents; children, 10 cents.


Garfield and Arthur Club.


The regular meeting of the Garfield and Arthur club will be held to-night at the Opera House. All Republicans of this city and Logan township are invited to be present and hand in their names as members. All persons on the committees announced, and the Ways and Means Committee, are requested to be present. The Opera House will be open every night for members of the club. - M. ALEXANDER, President. JOHN T. PATTON, Secretary.


Coming Home With Colors Flying.


As previously announced Jack Mufty has returned home safe and sound from the Gettysburg battlefield, but his numerous adventures we did not and can not chronicle, as they would fill a volume - and fill it with spicy reading at that. Among other little incidents may be noted the fact that when Jack reached Hanover Junction, on his homeward trip, he discovered he had lost his ticket. A collection was taken up among his fellow voyagers and another one purchased. By the time he arrived in Altoona he also found that he had come all the way home without any of his spare clothing, which he had abandoned to the enemy. Another collection and a telegraph dispatch to the rear guard set this matter aright.


Wholesale Arrests.


On Tuesday night about twenty young men and boys thought to have a little fun, and in furtherance of the project tendered a calithumpian serenade to a newly wedded couple in the Eighth ward. While so engaged they stirred up a general fight in which it is said all hands indulged. Warrants have been sworn out for twenty of them and a number were served yesterday, five or six of the offenders marching up and paying their fines. One young man when called on in the company's shops gave "leg bail," making his way out over the fence.


A Home Protected Town.


From the Lewistown Gazette.
Altoona is one of the most home protecting towns in the State, not a peddler, drummer or solicitor of orders being allowed to perambulate that city without taking out a license, and if he fails to do so it takes a $10 note and some loose change to pay fine and costs. This is right, and ought to be followed in every town. We never could see why persons should be allowed to come here and interfere with our licensed business men. Let every tub stand on its own bottom.


Morning Tribune, Altoona, Pa., Thursday, July 22, 1880, page 4 




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