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Editor. I WOULD RATHE& BE RIGHT THAN PRESIDENT. Hejjby CuyV e; Publisher. ;3 J'i i org bLTJME.8... V . NUMBER 4. KITTELL, Attorney at Ebensburg, Pa. Law, Ebensburg, fa. L Qce opposite tbe Bank. jan24 jrGE M. READE, Attorney at Law, tDensDurg, ra. 0ce in Colonnade Row. jan24 pfflERXKY, Attorney at Law, Ebensburg, Cambria county, Pa. ,pce in Colonnade Row. jan24 STON & SCAOTAN, Attorneys " " at Law, Ebensbarg, Pa. . 0ce opposite the Court House. H5ST0S. pHD?4 J. . SCAKLAS. J WATERS, Justice of the Peace and Scrivener. . L nM fining dwelling, on nigh st.t r ' Pa 1 feb7-6m fyurg, ! ; - L KLVA'l-'AD, Justice of" the Peace and Claim Acent. fO"ce removed to the office formerl ,j bv .M. liasson, .sq., ou ingu sireei, .arfPft. " jan31-6m A. SHOEMAKER, Attorney at Law, Ebeusburg, Pa. . alar attention paid to collections. liiEee one door east of Lloyd & Co.'s -House. jan24 HEL SINGLETON, Attorney a c Ebensburg, Pa. umce on nigu west of Foster's Hotel. -racv.ee in tbe Courts of Cambria and .... irv.intleS. L Attends also to the collcct.on of claims V.ms SLgiinst the Government. jan24 jfjKGE BOATMAN, Attorney at flan- and Clawa Agent, Ebensburg, I.icounr. Ta. Pensions, Back Tay and Bounty, and tarv Claims collected. - Real Estate i ani seal, and payment of Taxes at- to. Cook Accounts, Notes, Due Bills, , T-v f A nts, 4c, collected, ueeas, iiiorigu- reemcnts. Letters of Attorney, lionds, r.lr written, and all legal business y "attended to. Tensions increased, alized Bounty collected. jan24 ;. VILSON, M. D.,. offers his ser- :c3, as Physician and Surgeon, to I::ti3 of Ebensburg and surrounding ig len appointed Exomintng Sur eis prepared to examine all Pension I applicants for Pensions vrbo may .3 services. Office on High jt., three doors east of :inrcu. in. office formerly occupiea Dy w. ,i r 3:...1 .its. utbiaencc iiumeumicij uju- c. jan24-3m J. LLOYD, j Successor cj Ji. S. liunn, !j Dealer ia pRCOS AND MEDICINES, PAINTS, . AND DVE-STCFFS, PERFUME- . AND FANCV ARTICLES, PURE P.S AND BRANDIES FOll MRDI LT.1'0ES, PATENT MEDICINES, &c. A lo : Cap, an-l Note Papers, Peas, Pencils, Superior Ink, And other articles kept by Drnggists generally. u' prucr'piions cur yj ufly compounded. on Maia Street, opposite the Moun- uee, hr.ensijur, l'a. I jan ID a. I). It. Zeigler, having opened an a the rooais ovpr It. R. Thomas' store. Mi;-5 profe.-iion,iJ services to the citizens :sbur'' find vicinity. raDl8-4m N'TIb'TRY. T!ie undersigned, Graduate of the Bal- ' oncge of Dental Surgery, respectfully s professional services to the citizens r:bur. He has spared no means to h!v acquaint himself with evrry im- at in his art. To many years of per- t ipenence, he has sought to add the experience ot the highest authorities il Science, lie simply asks that an -ty mar be trivcu tor his work to s own praise. ' SAMUEL BELFORD, D. D. S. vf?.- prof. C. A. Harris : T.-E. 3ond, ?..Handr; A. A. Blandy.P. H. Aus- '?iiitimore College. -'i Le at Ebensburg on the fourth each month, to stay one wjek. : 24, 18C7. V. k CO., Ban7;ers EBEssBnc Pa.' Gold, Silver, Government Loans and Securities boucrht and sold. Interest on Time Deposits. Collections made jcccssUile poiuts in the United States, lieueta iankins liueiness transacted, lary 24, 18G7. U on M. LLOYD & Co., Barkers Aimnvi Pi. the rrincinal for sale. Collections made. Mon l ived on deposit, payable on demand, 1-interest, or upon time, with interest jan24 IiVDr"'- T. CiLUWELL, Catf.'r. NATIONAL RANK OPALTOONA. GOVERNMENT A OENCY, k& ATED DEPOSITORY OF THE UNI TED STATES.' ED Capital.... .......$300,6oO 00 pt Paid kv....;..........- 150,000 00 S'0ess pertaining to Banking done oq terms. w!Eevenue Stamps of all denomina- n nana. ifchasers of St.mnn ' : Willi, ii '""WK'i o !. be allowed, as follows : $50 to "d SA-i- Si0C- to 5W0, per cent. "Uf, per cent. jan2 PEL SINGLETON, . Notary PubC lie. FhricV.i. To M,gh 8tre, wear of Foster' Ho- U"n21 PRIVATE SALE! The subscriber will sell the following property at private sale : .One Ht-use at Portage Station, on the P. R. R., with 2 acres land. Suitable for a store' room or a dwelling. - w- One House and 90 acres land, on P. R. R., one-half mile west of Portage, opposite the. siding of the Union Mills of-tbe subscriber,; and at the terminus of the railroad of "White & Co. .... - " One House and 2 acres land at Portage, now occupied by Louisa Keepers. A good site for a store. .';. Y ". . Yt V One Water Power Saw mill, within 10 rods of the P. R. R., one-half mile west of Por tage, together with timber.land, 100, 200, or. 30C acres, to suit purchasers.,. The barn9 end bouses on the same cost $1,500 when lumber was cheap, -c r: ; : , Or, I will sell tbe whole tract of 480 acre3, with timber enough on the fca.ru e to- run the water . mill for seven years. The property has l',500 to 2T0O feet of side" tracks connect ing with the P. R. R.. A general Warrantee Deed fwill be given on ten days notice for all the foregoing prop erty, and possession of all houses, &c, given on the 1st April next, The improvements cost the subscriber $C,000. . . -. . 150 acres of the land is timbered with good Sugar, and the land itself is warranted. to be as good as any in Cambria coucty. - Three creeks pass through the land, viz Trout Run, M'lntosh Run, and Wright's Run. There is Coal on the land, and any .amount of Cord Wood. The location 13 the only outlet to the coal lands of Burke and the Wm. M. Lloyd. & Co. lauds."" : .. . Two pieces of the land adjoin the land formerly owned by Hon: Thomas A. Scott, known as the M'Coy Farm. . . One-third the purchase money will be re quired down ; the balance in' jix'and twelve months. . '. " :.) Ten per cent.' will be deducted for cash payments. ....... The property will be sold in preference" to rented, as the subscriber has not time to col lect rents. . The house and lot, say 1 acre of" land,1 at Portage, now occupied by ' Louisa Keepers-, will be sold low if sold soon. Also, the store room at the same place, with 2 acres land, formerly occupied by Victor Voeghtly sold to h'tm'at one time for $725 will now. be I sold for SGOO. The- former will be sold for 350, cash, or its equivalent. ". Cau. Soos !. :-. ' : . t WM. R. HUGHES.: - Wilmore, January 31, lbC'l. rr. .-. - ABRAHAM LINCOLN A DUEL HE DID I coach, with Lthe .priyilegeiof ; haVingby "T7"ALUARLE REAL ESTATE FOR -' SALE! The subscriber offers at private eale--the Farm on which he now resides, situate in Cambria Township, Cambria county, con taining about 50 acres, nearly all ot 'which' are cleared, and baviug thereon erected a Two-story Frame Dwelling House, a new Frame Barn, and all the necessary Outbuild ings. There i9 a good Orchard ou the Farm, and;an excellent Well of .Water at the kitth-. en door. Only five minutes' walk froni-the Railroad Depot. Terms moderate, and title indisputable. Apply to the undersigned oa the premises, or address . . , SAMUEL TIBBOTT. " ' apll-tf Ebensburg, Pa . NOT FIGHT. Something more than a score of years 80 Springfield", "the capital of the Prairie bt ate, was the home of a maiden, who was as bright us she was .beautiful, and : as spirited rand witty ; as . she was: graceful and good. If I do not name her,. it is be-, cause: that, in :her place. in my. hiart, she isetoo well hedged around by lore and reverence to be brought forth and presen ted to the profane eaze of Jhe public. As the wife of a Senator, whom all good men, and women. too, delight to honor, 'hereon-, serving and purifying. power has since' beenshown to the. world by.the influence ( it has had in helping him to keep his life pure and noble.5. . . . ;j . "This maiden, whom I will call Anna, was the friend and confidant of Miss Todd, the affianced of, Mr. Lincoln, who had, not so ' many years before this, left off splitting rails, to try what skill he might have in splitting hairs in a lawyer's office in -Springfield. - Judge-Shields was like wise, a dwbller' in the town at this time, and a frequenter of the society in which th two""bright particular stars" already mentioned shed their radiance. Rut his moral character was - not altogether im maculate, report said. Eor this, cr some other reason, "Anna was not inclined:to regard him with favor. Once upon a time however, circumstances compelled her to accept his escort" from an evening party to. her father's house. , - Her spirit was moved with indignation by a trifling incident Which occurred'ob the way, and she determined upon eecuripg revenge. A day or two afterward, some verses appeared in the literary luminary ot the place, the name of which lather lime, or,'at any rate, I, have dropped from the scene. The verses- were ; addressed to Judge S.. so obviously, that he who ran could read, though his name did not ap pear. - They were wittv and sharp, and; though everybody knew at once to whom they referred, yet everybody did not know who wrote them'. - Among the-unfortunate ones to whom, in this case, ignorance was not bliss, was, the distinguiBhed individu al, to whom - they were ..addressed, v?bo alight naturally be supposed to have more STATE OF ANTHONY WILL, DEC D. : . Auditor's Notice. The undersigned, Audi tor, appointed by the Orphans' Court cf Cambria county, to report distribution of the funds in the hands of Mark A. Will, Adin'r. of Anthony Will, decTd., hereby notifies. all persons interested that he- will attend to the duties of said appointment at his office, in he borough of Ebensburg, oa Friday tbe 3d day of May, 1S67, at 2 o'clock, P. M., when and where they must present their claims, or be debarred from coming in for a share of s a i d f u n d . GEO. W. O ATM AN, aprll-3t . . , Auditor.' STATE OF RERNARD KARL HEIM, DEC'D. .T , ; : v Auditor's Notice. The undersigned, Audi tor, appointed by the Orphans' Court of Cambria county, to report distribution of the money in the bands of Jacob Huber and John Karlheim, Executors of Berbard "Karlhei jo, dee'd., hereby notifies all persons interested, that he will .attend to the duties of said Ap pointment at his office) in Ebensburg, . on Saturday, the Ath day. of JcJjiyl8G7, at, 2. o' clock, P. M.,.when and where they must pre-, sent their claimsor. be debarred from coming in for a share' of sard fumL " .". ' , , . apll-3t GEO. W. OAT MAIfj' Auditor." AUDITOR'S NOTICE , The undersigned Auditor, appointed by the Orphans' Court of Cambria county, to report distribution of the money in the hands of Wm. Kittell, Esq., admr. ot John Reese, dee'd., upon his second account, arising from the sale of the real estate, hereby notifies all persons interested, that he win attend to the duties of said appointment, at the office of F. A. Shoemaker, Esq., in the borough of Ebens burg, on FRIDAY, 2Cth APRIL, inst., at 2 o'clock, p. ra., when and.where they mutt present their claims, or be debarred from coming in for a share of said fand.'; ' '".-' : aplltd WM: H. SECHLER, Auditor. AUDITOR'S NOTICE. -""" The undersigned, Auditor,' appointed by the. Orphans' Court of Cambria county . to report distribution of the money in the hands of Daoiel J. Jones and. Sarah. Ann Thomas, administrators of John R. Thomas, deceased, hereby notifies all persons interested that he will attend to the duties of his 'appointment at his office, in Ebensburg, on Wednesday, the 8A day of May, next, at 10 o'clock, A. M., when and where all claims against the estate of the said decedent must be presented,' or they will be debarred from payment, apli , SAMUEL SINGLETON, Auditor.. . AUDITOR'S NOTICE . -The undersigned Auditor, appointed by the Orphans' Court of Cambria, county, to report distribution of the' money in the hands of John D. Thomas, admr. of James S Todd, late of EbeDsbur?, deed., hereby notifies all persons interested that he will attend to the duties of sai,d appointment at. the office of Wm. Kittell.'Esq., in the borough of Ebens burg;' on MONDAY, the 29th APRIL, inst., at 2 o'clock, p.- tn., when, ano where , they must preecnt their, claim s, ,or -be .debarred from coming in for a sbare'of sat' fundv . plltd WM. H. SECHLER; Anditor. than common interest-in having ignorance supplanted. by knowledge, in converting the unknown into , the known. He set about the accomplishment of the desired end, but soon" found that the 'pursuit of kuowledge on that line was emphatically following after it under "difficulties. , He went to the editor or primer perhaps the duality was comprised io-one person and, after-'the manner of 'the" old man. in the spelling book, first tried gentfo measures, which," not availing, in irnitatioa' of the same illustrious exarijpfe, he proceeded to try what virtue there was in' severer ones, which soon brought the editor down, and he confessed that the verses were handed to him in the handwriting of Miss Todd. He did not tell him, because he did 'not know, that 6he on ly 'copied thein from the manuscript of,he.r friend: Anna. . " Judge S. ungallantly attacked the sup posed writer in a rejoinder, which appear ed in the next isue of the same paper. Springfield was not so large then but that everybody knew his neighbor's business as well a he did'himself, if not a. little better. The matter 'was disc'u39ed at ev ery fireside, and came in with thedessert, if not before, at' every dinner table. - It was well' known that 3irss Todd was betrothed to 3lr. Lincoln, and every prin ciple of law and equity demanded that he should be her defender against all 'wrong aud injustice. He would be no loyal knight if he should suffer. hh' lady-love to be publicly attacked and he. not come to her: rescue! He , therefore took up the cudgel in her behalf, and the result was a challenge from Judge Shields to meet him in single combat and undo the wrong that bad been done by the pleasant opera lion otone shedding the other's blood. Vhatever. may have been Mr. .Lincoln's feelings-about- dueling in the abstract, in this particular case there seemed to be no choice left him but to accept the chal lenge.. Miss Todd was a Kcntuckian. -The friends with whom she lived were of the-same ilk; Mr. Lincoln himself had been cradled tioder the1 same sky. -The mere semblance . of pusillanimity ; was something tbaVmust be put far from him. He accepted the challenge, and having tne right of choice in regard to weapons, se lected broadswords. - ' r' - K ' i But the laws of Illinois were very strin geat in regard to dueling.. That kind of salve'for a man'a wounded honor was, not among the prescriptions contained in its code. Yean before ;this; the Legislature had declared dueling, a capita) offense, and one unfortunate violator of the statute had died at the hands of the hangman. Thenceforth common men pocketed the offenses which the law would notnrindi eate. The chivalry, when insulted, had to nurse their. wrath, until they could get into Missouri, or at least to Bloody Island; half wty over the MissiisippiV' y "' ' This wa$ before the rajlroada iwitlr their iron horses and fabulous speed had wa kened the echoes in that region.' i Spring field was a respectable two days' journey from Alton, the nearest' accessible1 point lu iue ijiiatiissippi., xxs uotuiog eise couia ,be .donethese two-jchivalric defenderfl'of injured tnnooetrc f collected their swords the way, : a nice .long r time in which, to think of '.the pleasantness i of , killidg pr being killed, and what might'coiue there after. "At last the journey ended, as. all thing? earthly, must, and they arrived at Alton. ,t ., . , - .- There jwere no'steam ferry boats then. The Charohs- of that day had to .find motive power in. their own sinewy arms. Every thing" was favorable to reflection. The time was abuhdani not only for "sober second thought" to try its power, but that numbed had a chance to multiply "itself into thousands, and j "grow soberer all-tbe while - 'But nothing moved the combat ants frtfnf' their : steady- purpose .-itXh4J lather of-Vaters was propitious; and they were ferried safely over his waters, they with their swords and a man with' a' dish to catch the blood, and a string, to tie up an artery, as the case .might require.- The matter having been noised abroad in Alton, some persons, blessed with, inquiring minds, followed them across the river .in order to be in at the death. As the news spread more and " more, there came to be quite an excitement in the town, among those who remained, and sentinels were posted in commanding positions, and close" watch was kept for the party when it should return. In process of time the watchman announced that the boat which had been freighted with the valiant, was coming back, and when it was a third of the - way in its passage across the river, sharp eyes detected a man with his cloak wrapped around him, lying in the bottom of the fiat boat. The news spread quickly over the town that one of the avengers of, nobody knew exactly what, had . fallen a victim to his courage j. and womanly eyes were ready to weep at the thought of the havac that would.be made in somebody's heart. .But now, as often, the near , con tradicted the fear.... When the boat landed it was found that eome wag had put in a log and .thrown over it a cloak, so that expectation might . not be let down from its elevation too suddenly. The victims who had so bravely prepared themselves tor the sacrifice weTe both alive ;and well. Their honor had been healed- by other plaster, than that' of blood." - Yheri" the danger had got within touching7 distance, tneir wraths became "placable. -7 A friend who had ;gbt-an inkling of what was on hand, had followed them, and reached the place as Lincoln was clearing aw&y the brush to-have a chance for a fair" fixhr, .and succeeded;-just ia the nick. of time, in convincing them,, es many: another :man has been convincedvlhat "discretion is the. better part of valor.?- .. , :v f TO jMr. Lincoln, ,with his quick sense of the ridiculous and nice appreciation of humor, thcwhole thing must have. been very "laughable , in af ter .years, unless, as is possible, it. was a little bit mortitviog v netner ne ever.usea tne story to uius- trate the parturition of mountains and the bringing forth of mice, I do uot'know. Hd probably would'have.done so had he .1 i i i ir.- not nim&eii oeeu Deen one oi tne neroes -Correspondence CoicinnaHEnqxiirer." ' , ; - . ' ' - ; . . " . r. .1 Tlie Xeiv Jury 15111. The following is a copy of the jury law passed by the Legislature : " . '" : SiJCTtON 1. Be it eriaceJ, d-c., That on the treneralelection "to be :held on the second Tuesday of October, Anno Domin one thousand eight hundred and. sixty seven, and triennially thereafter, at such election, the qualified, electors of the several counties of this Commonwealth shall elect, ia the manner now. . provided by law for the election of other county omcers, two. sober, intelligent and-judi cious persons to serve as jury commission ers, ih'cach of said counties, for the period or three years ensuing thtir election ; but the same 'person or persons shall not ' be eligible for re-election more than once' in any : period of six years : ' Provuled, That each of said 'qualified electors ; shall vote for one person only as jury commissioner, and the Jtwo persons ' having the greatest number of " votes for jury -commissioner shall be duly elected jury commissioners for such oounty. ; ' . SEO-'.'It shall -be the; dutv of said jury commissioners to meet' at the feat of justice of the respective counties, at least thirty ...days-before the .first term: of the court of common oleas, in every. year, and thereupon proceed,-with due diligence, to select from the whole male taxable citizens of the respective county . at large. a num- bersuch as at ihn . term of the court ot pleanext preceding shall, by the said court, be designated, of sober, intelligent and judicious persons, to serve as.jurors in the several courts' of such county; during that year ;and if the "said com mis sioners' cannot agree upon the names of the persons to be selected : by them aa jurors," they" shall proceed a follows : Each of the commissioners7 shall make a list: contaiuing the. names of one-half ot the requisite number, of. persons, and ten per centum : in addition ' thereto, and the proper number. shall be obtained by each f said commissioners striking from the list k names furnished by the other, a number equal tq the said addition ; and the names not airiciten out snaii uo mo ov)c;uuu ui thenamcs' of! jurorsj and;tht said jury, cona mission ers shall,' in"' the modo and manner Vqw ' direeted ' by lawr,; place i the names' 'of' TrieraonaS telected in tha Dfotier aod other trapa, and itarted on a tlotfry wnValwtf ttVVai as now requiredr by jaw, shall ,remaio in the custody of the said jury commissioners and .the keys thereof in the custody of said; county, i - ... -. . j : Sec. 3. The said jury commissioners and the Sheriff of the respective, county, or any .two of them, shall draw "from the proper1 jury wheel y panels of juroVs,' "as grand jurors tf ihe proper county and as petit: and traverse jurors, for the trial ot issues in fact which may, be taken in any action in . any. of, tbft 'courts, civil and criminal, in the severaf counties aforesaid, ' in the manner how practiced and allowed : but before the said -jury1 commissioners and sheriff shall proceed to select or draw severally take tbe oath or amrmation now prescribed by law to be taken by, "the sheriff ai;d "county : commissioners before selecting and drawing jurors. " - - ' bC.... , lhat so much of any fact or acts of .Assembly of this Commonwealth, as makes it " the duty of the sheriff rand the county commissioners of any of said counties to select and draw Murors, shall be repealed, and cease to : have any -force or effect from and after the first day of December next, Anno Domini one thou sand' eight" hundred" and sixtv-seven : Provided. That all acts, and parts of acts. of . Assembly, now in force, in relation to the custody, sealing and: unsealing, lock ing and opening of the jury wheel of the respective county, ana all acts, and parts of acts of Assembly, now in force, impo sing any penalty or punishment on the sheriff and county commissioners, or either of them, ior anything done or omitted by them in relation to the keeping, locking, opening, sealing or breaking the seal of any jury wheel, or in relation to theselec ticu or drawing of jurors, shall be taken, deemed and held to apply to the said jury commissioners and sheriff. " Sec. 5, Each of said jury commissioners shall be allowed and paid out of the re spective county treasury two dollars and fifty cents per day, and four cents per mile, circular, from the residence of. the commissioners to the court house- - Sec. G.- It shall be the duty of each of said 1 jury '"commissioners to take upon nimseix. aou aiscnarge tuo duties ol-nis said officej uiider a penalty of one hundred dollars for each and every, neglect or refu sal to attend the same, to.be. sued for and recovered before any justice of the "peace of the-proper county, ' as debfsi cf -lite amount are now by' law recoverable, ten- dollars of, which, shall go to. the person suing and thej'esidue-lo beipaid by the said justice tojbe .treasurer of the respec tive. county. for the usa of the same. . : . Sec'."T. Tn case of the ir.;i.bility.of; either or both of the said jury coimrssioners', y. sickness r death, or other ' unavoidable1 causes, to. ; discharge the duties of said ofiic3, ot in case of neglect or refusal: to berve thereon, it shall be the duty of . the president judge in such couniywhertin said vacancy may have occurred; to appoint a suitable. person or persons, asU'ue case may be, possessing the qualifications afore said, to perform the duties of said office during such vacancy, and such person or persons,' after" having complied with ' the requirements of the third section of this acr, shall proceed to discharge the duties of said office the same as if elected ;by the people, .until the next general election, when the- people shall elect a commissioner in lieu thereof. ' ' No Distinction of Color; The fo!lowiogvis the act passed by the Legislature of this State, at its recent session, making it an offence for' railroad corporations within this Commonwealth to make .any distinction, with their; passen gers on account of race or color, and pun ishing said corporations' and their agents for the commission of such offence'; ' SECTION-l. Be it "further enacted, etc., That on and after, the passage of- this act, any railroad or railway corporation within this Commonwealth, that shall exclude, or allow ,to be:excludeu : by iheir , agents, conductors,, or employees, . from any . of their passenger cars, any person or persons on account of color or race, or. that shall refuse td carry in any of their cars thus set apart, any person or persons on aeeount of color or race, or that bhail for . euch reasons compel or attempt, to compel any perVon or persona to occupy any particular part of any of their cars set apart-for the accommodation of people as passtngers, shall be liable to au action of debt to the person injured or aggrieved, iu the . sum of fivo. hundred dollars, the same to.be re covered iu an "action "of debt as ' like amounts are now by law recovered. : SEC.2. 'Thai any agent, 'conductor, or employee of any railroad or railway cor poration within tbia Commonwealth who shall exclude, allow to be excluded, or assist in. the exclusion from any of their cars set apart for the accommodation : of passengers,' any persons or persons, on ac count of color or race, or who shall refuse to carry such person or. persons on ac count of color or race, or who shall throw any car or . cars from the trask, thereby preventing such persons from riding, shall be:deeniea guilty of a misdemeanor, aod upon conviction thereof, shall pay 4 fine not. exceeding five hundred, dollars i nor less, than one hundred dollars, or be im prisonecf for a 'term' not exceeding three ooiitlis ':nor lcss:thah thirty :dayi ,orbMb, t the disoretif the Otmrt: r ;-r r Letter From Wlilte Township. White Township, April 18, 186?" To tht Editor cf The ' Alley hanian : Ycu have requested mo to give.. you some ''local items" from here, that might be interesting to your readers. What shall I write ? . Trre," locals are numer ous; but how to select those that .would be interestingthat's the rub. For.whe, among your readers knows or cares for White township, except it be about elec tion times ?: - '. . j -i Geographically, ,we are almost j separa ted from Cambria county -and therea of -mankind," and are only known by the election . returns,' the proceedings of Court, and the .Commissioners' books. ""'"" ' " A question right here.' Supposing thai we, the sovereign people of White, should determine, us we sometimes talk of doing, to secede from Cambria county, and 6et up an indepeadent nationality of our own, or connect ourselves with loyal little Blair, would you of Ebensburg and the rest of the county attempt to coerce us, and com pel us to remain ia the Union, to our detriment? ' ' r '""." "'. " - If you - are -not prepared to ' answer) please refer the matter to your neighbor, the Freeman., It i hereby respectfully referred. Ed. Atteg. .. . But White, little as she is known or cared for, is destined to be of some im portance. She will not always remain id the dark.; Her people are not mere idle or indifferent spectators of the great drami of human affairs transpiring around us. We speak boastiugly of the rich deposits of coal and iron ore that lie imbedded beneath the surface of our soil.. Wetooj talk largely, of railroads that are to bd constructed, and iron works that are-to be builded. . In active business life, we are not- behind our neighbors. Large quantities of square and round' timber have been taken from our forests during the winter, and have already been floated to the eastern market. Mr. Gates and Mr. Walters, on the Beaver Dam', and Mf.: Fiske, at Fallen Timber, are all doing' a good mercantile business.: They aral clever. gentlemen, and deserve, as they have, the confidence oi the community. Mr. Miller, and Mr. Ailauian have .flour- ishing 'business stands" ia;the""adjoining' township, of'Ouelich,- Clearfield : county,' and derive a large amount-ot their snpport fronithi; township. . -They, are .obligingl men., Mrf Nutter, t of .Chest Springs, i doing a' good shook business in oar midst. Oapt Frank Flanagan is the resident manager. - - He has. won - the gobd-opiniou -of ail our people'by his cleverness.'.. i. . Morals, religion, aud science have.not . teen begleoted. . There, is cot a single, grog-shop within' "our ' bounds, and it is seldom we see a man staggering from the effects of tanglefoot." We have been without a Constable for more than a year, . and have, been minus a Justice cf.ihev Peace for six mouths. We have four , churches, alias nieetiag-houses, and thoi filth in course of construction. The lat- ' ter is. being erected under the auspices of a new sect started here, under the leader- ship of Cyrus Jeffreys, styled the Church . of Christ in' America. Mr. Jeffreys has left the management cf church affairs in ' this place to others,' and has taken qiiar- ters in Huntingdou county. Our common schools were quite .prosperous during th winter; the teachers acquitted themselves nobly. We" are now being favored with f the services Of Prof. O. A: Briggs,"whoJ is, and has been- for some time, teaching the -science, of vocal music. . Hh efforts -fin this direction have been signally cue- cessiui. This desultory letter may, perhaps, -prepare 'the way for some "local item" : from your correspondent. . Wthite. . - About Stamps Recently, the detec- -tives of the Government made a large.; haul in the line of unstamped boxes of matches, in Philadelphia,and another in Union County;-in this State. Persons buying matches should see that they tro stamped, as those purchasing unstamped . matches are equally liable with thoso sel ling them,' in case of detection. t Tbese stamps should be canceled, to prevent use a second timej.? ' '- , ; ' - r -3 Many business men arc mbjectiug -themselves, at this time, to a heavy pen-, alty for their ignorant violation of the' thirty-second section of the revenue lair ' passed at the close of the Thirty-ninth -Congress.. We publish, tbe section for. -, the information of those concerned t ; . "That any person who shall sell, give . away, or otherwise dispose of any empty ' segar box or boxes which have been' stamptdy without first defacing or destroy- " ing such stamp, liall, on conviction t)f ; either offence Do liable, to a .penalty-of- : one huudred dollars, or to imprisonment' not exceeding 6ixty days, or both, :in the discretion of the Court, with the coats of the trial ; and it shall bo lawful ior any segar inspector or revenue officer to do- stroy any empty segar box upon which segar stamp shall be iound. " - Pressing the finger on the uper Hp, " just below the oose, will make the teve-- rest premonitory ympioms of a ancee pass off.. r;? ; : .., ;i - Some church-goers pray ou their. . knees on Sunday i'aod prey on their neigh' borFtne 'rest of the week; -' -v ' " '" '' A:fclar'ftev-itoneVth batn'rock,': ;i i .