Lewistown gazette. (Lewistown, Pa.) 1843-1944, October 03, 1866, Image 1

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S?hQle No 2889.
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE AT
PUBLIC 'SALE.
pv VIRTUE of the authority conferred
{) up'ii the undersigned by an act of the
6:n-r:i! Assembly of the Commonwealth
0 f Pennsylvania, entitled "An Act to en
y the Administrators of Hon. James T.
H ib. late of Centre county, dee'd, to sell
jvai estate," passed the 1 It'll day of April,
> . they will expose to sale at public
a;, i\'at Lock's Mills, in Mifflin countv,
Pennsylvania, on
Tuesday, October :JO, IM>6.
:he :< 'flowing valuable Real Estate, to wit:
Ist. The undivided one-fourth part of
:v tracts of land, situate in Armagh
township, Mifflin county, Pa., the one
,villaining fifteen acres, and 19 perches,
ai re >r less, and the other containing
far acres and 78 perches, more or less,
having thereon erected a large
GRIST MILL, DISTILLERY
and other buildings, known as Lock's
Mills.
2d, The undivided one-fourth parr of a
certain tract of land situate in the town
ship aforesaid, adjoining lands of John
Beittv. Geo. Swartzell, N. W. Sterrett,
Joint and James Beatty, and others, eon
taining
Hundred & Forty-Five Arres
SB) 111 and 32 perches, more or less,
i. all cleared and in a
gm..i state of cultivation, having thereon
erected FARM HOUSE, Barn and other
out-building-.
3d, The undivided one-fourth part of a
field -ituate as aforesaid, containing eight
ui- and Is jierches, less, known
as ■ The field by the Church."
4th, The undivided one-fourth part of a
tract of land situate as aforesaid, adjoin
ing lands of N. \V. Sterrett, James Ster
rett > heirs. J. Kennedy, John Swartzell,
Wra.Bcattv's heirs and others, containing
THIRTY-FOUR ACRES, and 126 per
ches. more or less, known as "The fields
west of the road."
sth. The undivided one-fourth part of
a lot of ground situate as aforesaid, con
taining Seventy-Seven Perches, more or
it--, known as the "Samuel Harvy Lot."
6th. The undivided one-fourth part of a
let of ground situate aAforesaid, contain
ing 143 Perches, more or less, known as
th-- "Hassinger Lot."
7th, The undivided one-fourth part of
three several lots -ituate as aforesaid, one
thereof containing 44 perches, more or
s—, known as the "Shop Lot." Anoth
er thereof containing 39 perches more or
A known as the "Corner Lot." And
the other containing 77 perches, more or
less, known as the "Wagon Maker Shop
Let."
s th, The undivided one-fourth part of
a k>t of ground situate as aforesaid, con
taining three Acres and 113 perches, more
or le-s, known a- the "Hawk Lot."
9th, The undivided one-fourth part of
a tract of land situate as aforesaid, con
iningONE HUNDRED ASE YFNT Y
TWO ACRES and 57 perches, more or
known as "The East end of the Wni.
Lyon Tract."
10th, The undivided one-fourth part of
a tract of land situate as aforesaid, con-
809 ACRES,
and 7> perches, more or less, known a.- j
the "West end of the Win. Lyon Tract."'
11th, The undivided one-fourth part of
eight pieces, parcels, or tracts of land, sit- j
in the township aforesaid on what is •
known as Realty's Knob:
No. 1, Containing 99 acres and 20 per- ,
• la-, more or le-s. Xo. 2, Containing 112 1
acres and 121 perches, more or less. No. j
•• Containing 110 acres and 102 perches, j
more or less. No. 4, Containing loOacres
anil IV> perches, more or less. No. 5,
Containing 121 acres and 69 perches, more
or less. No. ?>. Containing 174 acres and
1'" perches, more or lis-. No. 7, Contain
in. l-'x; acres and 103 perches, more or less, j
No. s. Containing 131 acres and 129 per- |
ch s. more or less.
—Sale to commence at 10 o'clock a. m.
oi said day.
I'KRMS: — One third in hand on confir
mation of -ale l>y the Orphans" Court of
Centre county, and the tv-idue in two \
equal annual payments, with interest, to ;
he secured on the j>rem l -1 - hv IKHHI and
mortgage.
It is deemed necessary for the informa
tion of persons unacquainted with this
property to call special attention to Nos.
one and two: —The grist Mill and Distil
lery are now in full operation and were
erected by the Messrs. Locke, in the most
permanent and complete manner, with
out regard to cost. The farm buildings
are large and convenient and well adapted
f'-r all farming purpose-. There are some
twelve tenant and other houses for the
accommodation of those employed at this
establishment, all in good order. The
Mitllin and Centre County Railroad is in
dose proximity to the Mills, being but
about two miles distant.
E. C. HEMES,
ADAM HOY.
The undersigned owners in fee simple
of the remaining undivided three-fourths
part of the above described property, will
-ell the same at the same time and" place,
and upon the same terms.
E. C. HUMES. H. N. MOAJ.LISTKR, A.
CT. CI KTIN. sept 2 ts
ORPHANS' COURT SAME.
In pursuance of an order issued bv
the Orphans' Court of Mifflin county.
tlie undersigned will expose to sale, by
public vendue, on the premises, nearMil
roy, on
Sal us day. October 11, Istiti.
at one o'clock |n the afternoon, the follow
ing Real Estate, to wit:
A House and Lot of Ground, situate in
Armagh town-bin, Mifflin county, bound
ed on the north by land of Win. Collier,
on tin* south by land of John Reaver and
Win. Reed, on the east by land of \V.
i hompson and Bartholomew Thatcher,
and on the west by land of Win, Reedj
containing about 4 acres, more or less.
Terms made known on day of -ale.
PETER BAREFOOT,
Bepl9 Admr. of l)an'l Beaver, dee'd.
ORPHANS' COURT SILE
Of Valuable Farms, Dwellings. l
Lots and Timber Tracts,
I ) 't virtue of an order issued out of the
' Orphans' Court of Mifflin county, the
i .-uhscriber will offer at public sale, at the
Court House in Lewistown, on
Thursday. October IMb, IS6B,
at 10 o'clock, a. in., the following Real
Estate, viz :
A umber 9. A Lot of Ground in the
Borough of Lewistown, fronting 30 feet
on Mill street, and extending back same
width to public Alley, bounded on the
east by lot of Wm. Riden, and on the west
by lot ot 8. M. Hamaker, with a Double
T ranie House, .Stable and other improve
nients thereon.
No. SO. A Lot of Ground in Lewis
town. hounded by lands of E. L. Bene
dict, McAfee and others, containing One
Acre and a half of land, more or less.
No. Mi. A rract of Land in* Deny
township, M iff! in county, bounded on the
North by Mill street extended, on the
south by the old Feeder, on the east bv
lots ol Charles Ritz, and on the west by
lot- of E. L. Benedict, containing Five
Acres, more or less, with a Two Story j
Brick House, Barn, Orchard, a well of !
good Water, and other improvements ■
thereon.
No. 15. A Tract of Land in Derry 1
township, adjoining lands of Jacob J. j
Kline, containing Three Acres and twen- i
iv-ihree perches, neat measure, in a good
state of cultivation.
No. 1:4. ami pari of 1 !. A Tract of
Land in Derry town-hip, adjoining other
lands ot John Hitucs, dee'd, George For
sythe, and other-, containing One Hun
dred and Seventy-six Acres and sixteen
perches, neat measure, more or less, •
whereon arc erected a Dwelling House, a
now Bank Barn, a fine young Orchard of
choice Fruit, and other improvements,
with a good Spring of Waterat the house.
A large portion of it i- cleared and under
fence, and the balance in timber. This
Tract i- composed of tlieMcKoe tract and
part of the Swart/ or Wright tract.
Pai l of No. PL A Tract of Land in
Derry township, bounded by other lands
of J< dm I limes, dee d, east part of Swartz |
tract) and others, containing Seventy-six j
Acres and eighty-two perches, neat meas- j
urc, more or less, and being a part of the
Swartz or Wright tract.
Also the following described lots of
pieces of land divided out of No. 11, viz:
Nil. f. A Tract of Timber Land in Der
ry township, adjoining lands of Philip |
Martz, the John Blain tract, and other
land oi'John Mimes, dee'd, on which is
a Dwelling House, containing 31 acres
and 93 perches.
No. 'Z. A tract ot Timber Land, ad
joining the above, and other land of John
Mimes, dee'd, containing 34 acres and 8
perches.
No. :5. A tract of Timber Land, adjoin
ing the above, and other lands of John !
Himes. dee'd, and containing 34 acres.
No. I. A tract of Tim'oer Land, adjoin
ing the above, and other lands of .John j
Himes, dee'd, and containing 3d acres
and luS perches.
No. 5. A tract of Timber Land, adjoin
ing the above, and other lands of John ;
Himes, dee'd, and containing J7 acres and
13> perches.
No. 6. A tract of Timber Land, adjoin
ing the above, and other lands of John
Himes, dee'd, and containing 39 norl
and ]4s perches.
No. 5. A tractofTimber Land,adjoin
ing the above, and other land of John
Himes. dee'd, and containing 33 acres
and 63 perches, and on which is a Dwel
ling House.
Any person desiring to examine the
above property can do -o by calling on J.
L. Himes, T. G. Bell, or the undersigned;
and we will meet any person desiring to
see the farms, on the premises, Wednes
day, October 3d, 1806.
TERM- OF SALE. —Ten per cent, cash J
on day of sale, and one-half of purchase j
money to pe paid on confirmation of sale, j
and the balance in one year thereafter, i
with interest, to l>e secured bv judgment. !
JOHN U. BIGLER,
Trustee for the sale of the Real
septlil-ts. Estate of John Himes, dee'd. ;
I
ORPHANS 5 COURT SALE!
V\ T ILL he exposed to sail? by public !
' vendue, on the premises, on
Tuesday. October 16, 1866.
the following Real Estate, to wit:
A certain tract of land, situate in De
catur township, Mifflin county, beginning
at a maple, tlienee bv land of Dor- ;
man, north 43° east 106 perches to double !
white oak, thence by land of Geo. Kearns,
Esq., south 47" east 184 perche- to a white I
oak, thence by same south, 43° west 85
perches to stones, thence south 81° west
45 perches to dogwood, thence north 61 j 3
west 176 perches to place of beginning,
containing
155 ACRES, 151 PERCHES,
more or less. The improvement- consist:
of a Dwelling House, new Bank Barn, I
good water, Xe. A good part of it cleared
and under cultivation —the remainder well i
timbered.
Sale to commence at 1 o'clock of said
dav, when terms will be made known. I
T. G. BELL.
*epl2-ts Adyi. of G. W. Fisher, dee'd.
LEWISTOWN ACADEMY.
r PHIH INSTITUTION will be opened ;
L September 17th. and it is the desireof
the Principal to render it worthy of the
patronage of the community. Male pupils j
prepared fur entrance into college. Par
ticular attention paid to
BOOK-K K E P I X G
by double entry. A record of attendance, ;
recitations and deportment will be kept
daily, and furni.- . . u> the parent or guar
• iian a- often a- ucj. may desire. Price
>i tuition as usu, i m institutions of this
class. J. H. NOURSE.
au 15 Princ'l Male and Female Dept.
| tfISH! FLSIL 11 fiwan's is the store j
J. for Mackerel an IH tiring
WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 3. 1866.
•HEST O 15 A T I O Y !
Tli' Policy of Hie I iiion Party
to Restore file National 1 ition.
" Htsohied by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of
America, in Congress assembled, two
thirds of both Houses concurring, That
the following article be proposed to the
Legislatures of the several States as an
amendment to the Constitution of the
1 nited States, which, when ratified by
three-fourths of the said Legislatures,
shall he valid as a part of the Constitu
tion, namely:
"ARTICLE — Section 1. All persons born
or naturalized in the United States, and
subject to the jurisdiction thereof, aivcit
izens of the i'nited States, and of the
State wherein they reside. Xo State shall
make or enforce any law which shall
abridge the privileges or immunities of
citizens of the Cnited States. Nor shall
any State deprive any person of life, lib
erty, or property without due process of
law, nor deny to any person within its
jurisdiction the equal protection of the
laws.
"Section 2. Representatives shall be ap
portioned aiuoii.tr the several States aeeord-
Intr to their respeetive numbers, counting
the whole number of ]>ei sons in each State,
excluding Indians not taxed; but when
ever the right to vote at any election for
electors of President and Vice President,
or for United States Representatives in
Congress, executive and judicial officers,
or the members of the Legislature thereof,
i- denied t<> any of tie* male inhabitants
of such State, being twenty-one years ol ,
age, and citizens of the United States, or
in any way abridged, except for partici- !
pation in rebellion or other crime, the j
basis of representation therein shall be
reduced in the proportion which the num
ber of such male citizens shall bear to the |
whole number of male citizens twenty-otic
years of age in that state.
"So r ,<m 3. No person shall be a Senator i
or Representative in Congress, elector of ;
President and Vice President or hold any j
office, civil or military under the United
States, or under any State, who, having j
previously taken an oath as a member of j
Congress, or as an officer of the United |
Stab s, or as a member of any State Leg- !
Lit ure, or as an executive or judicial officer
of any State, to support the Constitution j
of the I States, shall have engaged ;
in insurrection or rebellion against the j
same, or given aid or comfort to the ene
mies thereof; but Congress may, by a vote
of two-thirds of each House remove such i
disability. ,
•'Section 4. The validity of the public
debt of the United States authorized by :
law, including debts incurred for tin-pay
ment of pensions and bounties for service
in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, j
shall not lie questioned, but neither the
I nited States nor any State shall assume
or pay any debt or obligation incurred in
aid of insurrection or rebellion against
the United Mates, or any claim for the
10.-s or emancipation of any slave, hut all
such debts, obligations, and claims shall
be held illegal and oid."
"My Policy" iii 1864.
AXDRKW JOHX.-UX ON RECOXSTRUCTIOX.
'"ln calling a convention to restore the
State, who shall restore and re-establish
it? Shall the man who gave his influence
and his means to destroy the Government?
I< he to participate in the great work of
reorganization? Shall he who brought
this misery upon the State be permitted
to control its destinies? If this be so,
then all this precious blood of our brave
soldiers and officers so freely poured out
will have been wantonly spilled, all the
glorious victories won by our noble ar
mies will go for naught, and all the bat
tle-fields which have been sown with
dead heroes during the rebellion will have
been made memorable in vain. -Why ail
tins carnage and devastation ? It was that
treason might lie put down and traitors
punished. Therefore I say that traitors -
shall take a bu'k seat in the work of res
toration.
AXDRKW JOIIXSOX IX FA VWR OK DISFRAN
CHISING TRAITORS.
" I -ay that the traitor has ceased to be
a citizen, and in joining the rebellion has
become a public enemy. He forfeited his
right to vote with loyal men when he re
nounced his citizenship and sought to de
stroy our Government. We -ay to the
most honest and industrious foreigner
who comes from England and German}*
to dwell among us, and to add to the
wealth of the country, 'Before you can
be a citizen you must stay here for five
years. 1 If we are so cautious about for
eigners, who voluntarily renounce their
homes to live with us. what should we
-u\ to the traitor who, although born and
oared among us, has raised a parieidal
hand against the Government which al
ways protected him? My judgment is
that he should be subjected to a severe
ordeal before he is restored to citizen
ship.' 1
AXDRKW JOHXSOX* IX FAVOR OF EXER
TING TRAITORS.
"Show me who has been engaged in
these conspiracies, who has.fired upon
our flag, who has given instructions to
t ike our forts, custom-houses, arsenals,
and doek-vards, and 1 will show you a
traitor. Were 1 President of the United
States. I. would do a- Thomas Jefferson
did in 180b with Aaron Burr. I would
have them arrested, and, if convicted,
within the meaning and scope of theCon
-titution. by the Eternal God I would ex
ecute them!"
AXDRKW JOIIXSOX FAVORS CONFISCA
TION.
" Treason must be made odious and
traitors punished and impoverished.—
Their great plantations must be seized
and divided into small farms, and sold to
honest industrious men."
ANDREW JOHNSON JUDGED BY HIMSELF.
" Whenever you find a man anywhere
prating about*the Constitution "of the
.United States, spot him ; he's a traitor.—
Andrew Johnson's Campaign Speech at
Nashville, September, 1864.
A 1 rip to 4 olorado--ld\cut ure*
in f.ie Middle Park.
Bayard Lay lor writes front Camp
near Blue liver, Middle Park, July 1,
1 Ssi, to the New York Tril une, as fol
lows : Our first morning in camp found
u.- sore, stiff, and but half refreshed af
ter the hardships of crossing the pass.
Nevertheless, we breakfasted, saddled,
packed, and got under way with alac
rity, encouraged by the prospect of a
restorative bath at the Hot Springs,
which are said to heal all sorts of ail
ments, bring the hair to bald heads,
and put new blood into old veins.
The trail bore away to the left of
Frazer river, over gently undulating
ground, still wooded, but the trees
were smaller, the soil dry, and the in
creasing gleams of sky, through the
topmost boughs, indicated that we
were getting out of the mountains. On
the way we found a geranium—pink,
veined purple ;-a beautiful orchard, al
most identical with the cyclamen of
Italy and Greece; violets, rose-colored
pogonias, with a delicate peach-blos
som odor, and huge beds of a snow
white, golden-hearted star flower. The
occasional openings among the pines
were natural gardens, which 1 regret
ted to see trampled upon by the hoof
of our beasts.
After riding thus for half an hour,
there was an exclamation from the
foremost ol the party. The long, long
forest was at an end, we found our
selves at the head of a superb meadow
stretching westward for rive or six
miles, bounded on the north, first by j
low gray hills of fantastic shape, then !
by great greeu ascending slopes of for j
est; and above all, jagged ranges of
rock and show. On the south were
low swells ot pine and a.-pen, near at .
hand; twenty miles behind them de-j
inched spurs of mountains conspicuous j
among which rose a lofty wedge-like j
peak.
After crossing a number of swollen
streams which came down from the
left, we reached a higher and dryer |
part of the meadovV, and the strung, :
juicy grass gave place to sage bush !
and flowers—a plain of silver gray, :
sprinkled with a myriad minute dots
ot color. The odor which filled the
air was so exquisite as slightly to in
toxicate the senses. For miles I seem
ed to be riding through a Turkish, ba
zaar, and inhaling the mingled scent
of cloves, sandal wood and attar of ro
ses. My aches and cramps were for
gotten; 1 swam in an atmosphere of
balm, half narcotized .with the rich
voluptuous delight ot breathing it.
bite started up a very large fox,
which was cunning enough to keep
out of rifie-range. We skirted the
wood on the left, and left the meadow
for a low, dry plateau, which was one
mile long bed of blue lark-spurs and
scarlet star-wort. The grazing ani
mals had been added to our caballada,
and we sped merrily along the trail, in
creasing the breadth and sweep of our
panoramic landscapes, :>■ penetra
ted deeper into the hilly region. I ex
changed my mare for a lough little In
dian pony, barefooted, but nimble and
intelligent; after inspecting me with
his nose, and apparently finding no ob
jectiou, he established confidential re
lations at once, and has served me.
thus far, with unswerving fidelity.
It was a singular country through
which we rode, and I regret that lam
not able to describe its geological char
acter. llilis wooded with aspen, and
narrow, grassy dells, alternated with
wide sweeps of irregular table land,
treeless and bare, except for tvgrowth
of sage and lark spur. The valleys of
the larger streams which thread the
Middle Park where shut out from view,
but the distant cincture of Alpine sum
mits met the eye in every direction.
Wc rode twenty miles—two-thirds of
the distance to the Hot Springs—
made a brief noon-camp beside a*brook,
and then pushed forward again toward
a loft}- range of hills which arose be
fore us.
Gradually, all the eastern portion erf
the Park came into view. I readily
distinguished the Berfhoud Pass, as
well as that at the head of Clear C'reek,
and could roughly measure by the eye
both their elevation above the Park
and the character of' the approaches
which they offer for a railroad. On
this side of th. mountains there seems
to be no difficulty, except such as
might arise from heavy snows during
the winter. To the northeast, Mr. By
ers pointed out the Boulder Pass, which
rises above the timber line, but is al
most bare of snow. It is practicable
for wagons, but is very little traveled.
An isolated chimney rock, two or three
hundred feet in height, stands like a
beacon on the very summit of this
pass.
I can add to own Mr. Board s
testimony as to the originality Of the
Park scenery, in an artistic point of
view. The features are large and
broad, with outlines to some extent
fantastic yet not inharmonious In
ILLSs IPISiifSSo
color, gray predominates, but a gray
most rare in landscape—silvery over
the sage-plains, greenish and pearly
along the slopes of bunch grass and oe
j easjonally running into red where the.
soil shows tl *' ntrh the thin vegetation.
In the gran . s —fifty miles in ex
tent—from the i; w • were climb
ing. there were no positive tints, but
the most delicate and surprising suc
cession of broad half-tints, to which
sunshine and cloud shadows lent the
i loveliest effect. The brush only can
describe landscapes so new in charac
ter. I found myself thinking of Cen
tral Asia—of the regions of Kokand
and Kashgar, as 1 imagine them to be.
Iroin this point there were no forests,
except aspen groves, on the crests of
the bibs; the few undulations swept
into the distance, dipping here and
i there into hollows ot' singular form,
j and leaning, far away, against the feet
;ol mountain ranges, where there was
the faint green glimmer of a meadow
at the foot of every sno**-*}* ravine.—
The flushed snows of the farther sum
mi.ts did not seem lofty and in access!
, hie—our own elevation reduced the
highest of them to less than 7,000 feet
—but their irregular character and
great variety of outline give the true
background for such landscapes.
A Terrible Retribution.
.4/1 Accused Man Calls Upon God to
Strike Him. Dead if he is Guilty—lL
Falls instantly to the floor, a Corpse.
Whatever version may be given to
a circumstance that occurred in this
city yesterday afternoon, the most
thoughtless must per force admit that
| the result is both ; range and startling.
! and well calculated to turn the serious
man to more prolound meditation, and
even stay the reckless man in his
course. A man of robust health and
i in the prime of life, is accused of a
I crime under circumstances of almost
positive proof's of guilt, and while he
! calls upon God to bear witness to his
innocence, is struck dead almost be
fore the appeal has left his lips. In
credible as the circumstance may aj
: pear, they are literally true.
A little over a year ago there lived
; in a small village in Sweden a man
by the name of Rosencrist, whose os
tensible pursuit was that of a tailor,
but rumor bad it that his principal rev
enue was derived from preaching and
stealing, and at last this impression
1 was so strongly confirmed that hesud
j denly left that village to evade the
arm ot justice. He came to this coun
try about eight months ago, and took
up his residence in Chicago, where he
again worked at hi& trade. Having a
tamily, he found it difficult to support
! them in the city, and consequently
sent them to a farm about fourteen
j miles from Chicago. He thereupon
j took lodgings at a boarding-house No.
144, Burnside street, and tor a long
, time no suspicions were entertained as
ito his character. Recently several
valuable articles belonging to boarders
at the house were touiid missing, but
i no clue as to the perpetrator could be
detected, i'esterday afternoon another
theft was discovered, and the proofs of
guilt pointed directly to Rosencrist, no
one else having been near the apart
ment since the tin e the articles stolen
were last seen. On being accused, hb
stoutly denied the theft, but, finding
• no credence was given to the denial,
ho suddenly' grew more passionate,
and, lifting up his hand towards heav
en, exclaimed that he hoped his "tongue
! would rot in his mouth, his head drop
from his shoulders, and God strike him
dead on the spot," if he was guilty. —
No sooner had these words escaped
his lips, when lie suddenly began to
reel and stagger, and, betbre support
could be given, he fell to the floor—
i dead. The excitement this created
j among the bystanders can better be
imagined than described. Strongmen
I stood paralyzed, women fainted, and
none were able to speak for some min
utes. The occurrence was so horrible,
this apparent retribution so terrible,
that men duubted their senses. But
the dead man remained prostrate on
the floor—a ghastiy proof of the reali
j ty. The rumor of this strange and
startling fatality soon spread throfigh
the neighborhood, and in a few min
utes the house was filled with horror
stricken people, none of whom doubt
' ed that the hand of God was thus
; made vieiblc. A. physician was called,
ii ho pronounced the cause of death to
he disease of the heart, produced In
over excitement. The body has been
conveyed to the dead bouse, where an
inquest will be held to-day.— Chicago
Times.
Grasshopper Plague iu Kansas.
; I'hey Hide the Sun and Stopßailroad Trains.
Our Western exchanges are all more
j or less excited on the subject of grass
hoppers, which are represented as nu
merous as locusts in Egypt during the
reign of Pharoah, some time ago.
The Wyandotte Gazette says that
1 on Cross creek, between Topeka and
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\Vamego. they till the air like snow
Jakes in a winter storm. *l n Marshall
county t hey ha\ e made their appear
ance in myriads, <b u.g immense inju
i\ to the crops and grass. Those in
sects arc said to resemble somewhat
our common prairie grasshopper, with
>ume characteristics of the locust.—
I hey are traveling east, and destroy
ing everything vegetable along the
route.
Lite Kearney Herald says the whole
country, for miles around, is rilled with
grasshoppers. They are destroying
the crops —stalk and branch—with
alarming brevity. By the last of this
week they will have destroyed the
last vestige ot cultivated vegetation,
and will then commence on prairie
grass ami sod production.
i he Kansas t ity Journal is inform
ed by John R. Griffiu, Esq., who lias
jtist returned from Junction City, Kan
sas, that that section is overran with
grasshoppers. 1 hey come in swarms
lrom the west so thick that the sun is
hidden wherever they appear. They
are hiring sumptuously, stripping corn
fields and eating up the grass, weeds,
and leaves on the trees. The Law-
1 ribune, we also notice, makes
mention ol their advent and says their
ravages have so far been conlined to
tracks 12 miles wide and 300 miles
long. Some idea of the vast quantity
ot these insects may be interred from
the tact ot their having got on the
railroad track of the Union Pacific
load in such numbers as to cause the
wheels to slip on the rails. The freight
t rain due at Wyandotte evening before
iast was actually detained several
■: on is in consequence of the grasshop
pers having taken possession of the
road.
( l(M KT SALK.
111 pursuance ol* au order issued by
the Orphans' Court of Mifflin county,
\\ ill be exposed to sale, by public vendue
I or outcry, on the premises, 011
Saturday, October 20, 1866,
at 1 o clock p. 111., tlie following ileal Es
tate, to wit :
A Lot of Ground situate in Wayne town
ship, Mifflin county, !>eginningat post on
land W. Fields, south S4£° east 28 6-10
perches to post, south 22 U cast 13 6-10
, perches to post, thence by land Tho. Lane
north 22■,' east 20 6-10 perches to post,
( north 65 p west 24 perches to post, thence
by same and James Gaff south 25J° west
12 perches to place of beginning, contain
ing
EI -V E O ZR, E S ,
j and one hundred and sixteen perches and
| allowance, with a two story LOG HOUSE
I ami STABLE thereon.
fifetC" Terms made known on day of sale.
SAMUEL DRAKE,
j s26te Adin, Geo. W. Matthews, dee'd.
FARM AT PUBLIC SALE!
VI "ILL be sold at public sale, on the
' 1 premises, near Kishacoquiilas P. 0.,
4 Brown township, adjoining lands of John
lleatty, ('has. K. Davis, Win. Barr, Jo-
I seph Byler arid Gideon Voder, on
Friday, October I'itli, 1866,
! a tine Farm containing- 124 ACHES, with
i n D\\ ELLING HOUSE, good BANK
BARN, and other outbuildings, with wa
| ter conveyed through lead pipes. A
Good Young Orchard
jis 011 the place. 12 or 15 acres are well
i timbered.
Also, at the same time and place, anoth
! er Tract of" Land situate at the foot of
Stone Mountain, containing
TWEN TY-TWO ACRES,
5 of which are cleared, and the remainder
timber land, with a House, Stable, and
Orchard of Apple and Cherry trees there-
I on.
Sale to commence at 1 o'clock, p.
! 111., when terms will be made known.
sepl2ts* ROBERT CUMMINS.
Estate of Enoch Moyer, dee'd.
V OTICE is hereby given that Letters
of Administration on the estate of
| ENOCH MOVER, late of Granville
township, Mifflin county, deceased, have
| been granted to the undersigned, residing
j in Deny township. All persons indebt
: ed to said estate are notified to make pay
| inent immediately, and those having
claims against the same, will present them
I duly authenticated for settlement.
HENRY BOOK,
aug22~6t" Administrator.
Estate of Joint C. Wolf, deceased.
N OTICE is hereby given that letters of
administration 011 the estate of John
C. \\ oil, late of the Borough of Lewis
town, Mifflin county, deceased, have been
granted to the undersigned, the first nam
ed residing in Milheim, Centre county,
and the latter in Lewistown. All per
sons indebfed to said estate are requested
to make immediate payment, and those
having claims to present them duly au
thenticated for settlement.
JA 8. P. SMITH,
Admr., Milheim.
ELIZA WOLF,
seply Admx., Lewistown.
Estate of CliarleM C. Parker, deceased.
| V OTICE is hereby given that Letters
of Administration on the estate of
CHARLES (.. PARKER, late of Brown
township, Mifflin county, deceased, have
been granted to the undersigned, residing
in Derry township. All persons indebted
| to said estate are notified to make pay
ment immediately, and those having
1 claims against the same, will present them
I duly authenticated for settlement.
JOHN IJLOYT, Jr.,
sepl9-6t* Administrator.