Lewistown gazette. (Lewistown, Pa.) 1843-1944, January 16, 1867, Image 1
So <2s ®o 180 IflßirSHSysaiEa iPrmwuKSTimßiiiaj ffhole No. 2903. ?oor House Business. Tho Directors of the Poor meet at the Poor House on the 24 Tuesday of each month. 320." W. ELDER, Attorney at Law, Oftice Market Square, Lewistown, will it- j tend to business in Mltßin. Centre and Hunting < don counties mv 26 H. J. CULSEK.TSOIT, | Attorney at Law, LEWISTOWN, PA., OFFERS his professional services to the citizens of j MitHin county. office with D. W. esq., I Main street. below National Hotel. iii\- 3?.. JCHW S. Ei-HLSIT, Practicing Physician, Belleville, Mifflin County, Fa. TVR DAIILKN has been appointed an Examining < U Surgeon for Pensions. Soldiers requiring exam- , illation ill find him at his ..itico in Belleville. Belleville, August 56J, 1860-y DENTISTRY - J. SMITH -p EXPECT EI'LEY inform the citizens of [.owistown Hand vicinity, (a few doors troio the Town llall. in M en street) that he is prepared todo all Uiud <d" work in the line of Ins profession in the most srieutun nuin , ,ii Whole Sets. Partial Sets, or Single I'ecth 111- A-rted on W"ld Silver, or Vulcanite Base, in an elegant and workmanlike manner, and on the ni-i reasona ble terms. H- guarantees his work, or no pay. 'particular attention paid to the extracting and tilling of teeth in the most approved manner. uovi-Cm Teeth Extracted Without Pain! By R. Thompson, D. D. B , _ By a NEW.PItOCESS, • without tli** II s ** •t t hh>r- AZ'* frii. Kth. r- or \itron*Ux- Me. and is* attended U no danger or I mil etlWt*. Rf y~r ' . J Oitiee west Mai ket street if noar liotol, LEWISTOWN, where he can be found for profo-mm.! cnn.ultstion from the first Monday ol each moliih until the ti.uilli Mond.iv. when he will he absent on profession:, busi ness one week. • "*** wm Sw DENTIST, AFKKRS Ilis professional services to the citizens t U bewistown and vicinity. All in want of good, neat wi.rk will do well to give hlin call. He may he found at all times at hi-offlce. three doors east „| 11. M. A K. Pratt's store. \ alley street. aplS-ly* _ . DENTAL CARD. :R._ IVX_ KEEVEB, BURGK O 2* r EWTI S T . TEETH Extraet.-'MVI l ll" tlie"d'irtV-re lit styles of bases. Teeth filled in the most approved manner. Special atten tion given to diseased gums. All work warranted. Terms reasonable. ' . , Office at Episcopal Parsonage, Corner of Mair. and Water Streets. T v " fc-EW STCCK. rt Tlie •oihsonber has just received and will S.g] keep on Imn.l a select stock of fBl and Youth s Boots. Ladies'. Misses and Chll ' Bit iron's Boots nnd Shoes of vmi ious Kinds and styles, to which he would invite the attention of his mends and the public generally Asit is his intention NOT TO BE UNDERSOLD by TIV dealer in the county, those in need of winter lioots or shoes are invited to call and eooninr the above stock, which w ill l>e Mtid at very small profit*, but for cash only, at the sign of the Bhs Bimz. next door H. F. J. Hodman's store. clahkE MRS. M. E. STEWART, fa* r-f.ITOIY STCP-E, tUS. West Markrt 54..s 4 .. lr*itwn, LADIES k GENTLEMEN'S rI'RVSHING G< u IDS. Sacks. Cloaks. Hats. Houucts. Ladies Fine I>h'.liUS ooofts and Trimmings. Patterns of latest styles always on hand. Millinery and Dress-Making executed in the most approved style. Lewistown. April 11, lboti.il REMOVED. J A. & W. R. McKEE HAVE removed their Leather Store to Odd Fel lows' Hall, where they will constantly keep on hau l. Sole Leather Harness. Skirting and Lpper Leather. Kips. American and French Calf Skills. Mo roccos. Lining* and Bindings. Hid h general assort ment of Shoe Fiiidiu.'s. which they will sell cheap for oi*h. Highest market price paid in cash for ides. Calf Skin- and 31ieep Skins. Sii 0A1&B3 SBJJES wanted, fur which the highest market price will he pttkl m C*h. apltf PRICES DOWN ONCE MORE. fplIK uudersigned iias a large stock of Uith I Home-made and Eastern maiUifai-tured Boots and Shoes, which he otters at prices lower than he lias sold for four years : Men's thick, d. Boots, warranted, from to ft.on. .. k;,., u •• " 4 isi to 6.1*1. (,'aif! '• " extra 4.50 to ft.eo. Iloys' Boots, 1 ilo Men's thick flrogans, dnuhle-solcd. - on to Men's split " warranted very had, 1.10. Boys' Shoes, price ranging from 1.25 to 2.25. As the taxes arc to be reduced again oil the first day of August, it also enables us to reduce our prices HOME-MALE WORK of all kinds made to order at reduced prices. 80 come oil boys and girls and examine for yourselves. Trunks, Valises and Carpet Hags kept on hand, Gentlemen will hear in mind that no goods will be given out unless paid for. and if re turned 111 good order, the money will tie returned, if requested. But when goods have been soiled or worn, they will not he taken imck —please bear this in inuid—as some folks think that wearing for a short time don't injure the sale of them afterward*. au S l if BILLY JOHNSON. 20.000 MAJORITY! To the Voters of Central Penna ELECTION i over and it ha been decided Ivy -ilhmH S>.<MO majority that the Tnfweeo ami rijj tr!< sold at Frysinger's Tobacco and S"gar Store cannot he surpassed, either hi tonality or Price. Look at the Prices, get some of the goods, and com pare with all others, and you will he sati-tied thatyou K t the worth of your money at Fry singer's, rrv-inger's Spun Roll only SI.OO per pound, r rydinger's Navy - ** •* ~ j'ry.]tiger's Congress " " *' " I- rv-uiger's Flounder " " " " Willett Navy u u a u flrouoko Twist *' " " Atil other Plug Tobacco at 40 and V ct* p-r lb. Jot and liry. 4u nd 5-J cts. Granulated T- thai- cos at i cts.. 0 Cta . 80 Cts. SI.OO. $1.20. and $1.50 per lb. I in,■-Cut chewing, at $1.40 and S!.A). igur* at 1 2. 3. 5 ;t n,i In cts. each, i'tcs in great variety; also Cig ir Cases. Tobacco "lushes and Boxes. Match Safes, and all articles Usually kept in a first-class l'liku'co and Cigar Store. To Merchants. I offer the above goods at prices that will enal le them to retail at the same prices that I ttu sod realise a fair orotic WL2. * E. FHYSINGEB. Splendid Syrup Molasses. ONE of the best articles at 2.5 per quart, at 0et.24. F. J. HOFFMAN'S. Sugar at 12 1-2 Cts. OUR article at this price i* good. Also. White at 17. at Get 21. F.J HOFFMAN'S. Don't Forget r P() go to HUFFMAN'S for your PAT -1 ENT MEDICINES Blacksmith's! \ T OIJ can buy your Bar Iron at 5J Also X on hand Steei Horse-Shoe Calks and Horse Shoes, at F. J. HUFFMAN' S Hubs, Spokes, Fellows, STEEL Runners, !fcu. A great assort ment at F. J. HOFFMAN'S. Coal Oil and Lamps, A T F. J. HOFFMAN'S. j\ 0et.24. Gas Burners. AND a variety of other heatinsr Stoves for sale loyv for cash at F. J. HOFFMAN'S. Sole Leather, Upper, CIALF Skins, Morrocco, &c, at / 0ct.24. F. J. HUFFMAN'S. ; Nimrcd Gook! one who want* a goud Cookinj; J Stove. >liouid call and see this,at I Oct.**. * F. J. HOFFMAN'S j NEW ARRIVALS. I) F. I.< )UP is receiving new goods every week, <Ji i rect from the eastern factory, and is prepared to sell Boots cheaper than the cheapest, having a large assoitment of all size.- and styles, i Men's Boots from S3 80 to 5 00 j Hoys' 2 501<> 3 50. do 2 > to 2 50. I Children's ' 1 25 to 2 00. j A good assortment of homemade work 011 hand and constantly making to order all the latest styles THE PATENT BOOTS i\ra now creating a jgtval •*x , itrn<nt and all whowiali to have a pair f plcoaatit boots call tie a<*euDl itHiihtted at short notice. Call at the old stand. P. F. LOOP, CROVER <* BAKER'S C E I. K 11 K A T E D SEWING MACHINE IT'E yvisli to call the attention of Tailors. Shoetnak ' els. Saddlels. C..:n-li trimmers and Families to these machines, as they are OPERATED WITH THE GREATEST EASE, IfEING CALLED THE NOISELESS MACHINE. | Persons selecting a machine can have their choice i OF SHUTTLE STITCH, OR GROVER & BAKER STITCH. the peculiarity of each stitch being cheerfully shown and explaiued. F.xlract from N'exv York Papers! "The Grover & Baker noiseless machines are ac knowledged to he superior to all others." '•The work executed hv the Grover A Baker Mn ! chine has rec ived the highest premium at every j State Fair in the United States yvhere it has been ex j hlbited.'' N. B. — We make 110 charge for LEARNING I'll 110IIAS EES TO SEW. We call them the CHEAIEST FIRST CLASS MA CHINE. NEEDLES, SILK TWIST & THREAD P. F. LOOP. Agent for the above, Root and Shoe Maker, in the public square. Lewis town. novTy PHOTOGRAPHIC. E. &. 11. T. ANTHONY fc CO., Sanufaelurtrs of Piiotigraj hie Mutrri I*, WHOLESALE AXn RETAIL. 301 Ihondwii}', N. A". In addition to mir main business of PH< >Tf 'GR APH IC MA I ERIALS, we are headquarters for the follow ing. viz: Stereoscopes and stereoscopic Views. Of American m d Foreign Cities and Landscapes. Groups, Statuary, Ae. Stereoscopic Views of tlie War, Prom negatives made in the various oampuignsnnd forming a complete Photographic history of the con test. Stereoscopic Views on f^iass. Adapted for either the Magic Lantern or stereo scope. Our catalogue will he sent to any address on receipt of stamp. Photographic Albums. We manufacture more largely than any other house, about 2uo varieties from 50 cents lo sso each. Our Al bums have tiie reputation ol being superior in beau ty aud durability to any others. Card Photographs of Generals, Statesmen, Actors, etc.. etc. Our catalogue embraces over FIVE THOUSAND different subjects, including reproductions of the most celebrated Engravings. Paintings. Statues, Ac. Catalogues sent on receipt of stamp. Photographers and others ordering goods C. O. L>., will please remit 25 per cent ol the amount with their order. ttft-The prices and quality of our good* euu not fail to satisfy. jl3 ly WILLIAM LINO, has now open A NEW 6TOCK OP Cloths, Cassimeres AND VESTI NCS, which will lie made up to order in tho neat est and most fashionable styles. apl9 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1867. THE GREATEST INVENTIONj OF THE ACE. Sash Stopper and Lock, Supports Either Sa3h at any Point. Si ciirc Lock Whenever Your Sas'i is Closed!! IT IS FA K superior to weights an.l pulleys and don't cost one-tilth us much. It can ho applied to any win. 1 will never w-hi* out. nor xet out of order. Citizens of LewHtowu and vicinity can refer to Wui. O. Vines, (Carpenter.) Individual rights and com plete rigging for by , _ \VM. .1. FLBMfVtt, docs-tf Menno P. Muflin co.. Pa CUR STARCH CLOSS IS the only Artiele used by First Class Hotels, Laundries, ami Thousands of Kanil llea. It gives a beautiful polish, making the iron pass smoothly over the cloth, saving much time and l l>or. Goods done up with it keep clean much longer, consequently yyill not wear out so soon. It makes Old Linen took like h'eic. OU 11 1 M |' Eli I A L 15 hU E Is the Best in the World. It is soluble in hard as yvell as soft water. It is put up in the safest, neatest, and most convenient form of any offered tothe public. It is W arratited not to Streak the Clothes. Agents wanted everywhere. to whom we offer ex truorduiany induceineiiis. Address, X'KW VOItK BTAHCII CLOSS CO., octlo 6m No. 213 Fulton St.. New York. GROVESTEEW & CO., PIANO FORTE MANUFACTURERS, 409 Broad way, New York. 'l'llE attention of the Public and the trade is invited to our NtwSc.ti.s7 OCTAVE KOSKWOOD PIANO HtTKS whieh for voluiii.- and purity of tone are utirivalled by any hitherto offered in this market.— They contain all the modern improvements. French Grand Action. Harp Pedal Iron Frame. Overstrung Bass. etc.. ami each instrument being tnade under the personal supervision ot Mr. J. H-Grovesteeji.who has had a piaetiea! experience of over .'to years in their manufacture, is fully yvarrauted in every partic ular. The ••GIiOVESTmX FIAXO FOB'/FS" rrecioai the Award of Merit oi • r <'< others at the Cidebi uted World's Fair. Where yvere exhibited instruments from the best ma kers uf fjondoii. Pai is. Germany, l'lnladelphia. Balti more. Boston and New York: ami also at the Ameri can Institute tor five successive years, the gold and silv.-r ine.lals from boll I of which can he seen at our ysare-n win. Hv the iiitroditetion of improvements we make n stil i 'ore p -rfeei Piano Forte, and by maiiufacturiiig large y. with a strictly cnsfi system, are enabled to of fer u.eso iii-truiuciits at a price yy liich w,II preclude all eonipetition. Terms s—Net Ciislt in Current Funds. tkej •Descriptive Circulars Gent Free. oetlO-Jm Haines' Patent The Best and Most Effectual in Use. N UMEROUS patents have I<een issued ami various jiinpr.ivviii.-rits made on Safety Bridles. Init here is nothing invidious in saving that the invention pn- Katvl hy Joseph C. Hnnios ul this place is superior to any yet ottered, eoiiii iiiiuo features of simplicity and power in jtuidiiio and Mtnrius a hor-e or horses winch no other possesses The essential feature of tins patent is in providing the dsivina rein with shift mo bearings, which form th.- points of attachment between the rein and hit rincs and thus net upon the hit directly, when ensv and steady driving will con trol tlie aiiiiii .1. hut when it requires n more severe appiicaiit.il of the hit. said bearings leave the hit rings and give way to the straps to which they may be at tached. This is all done by the regular driving line, no extra one being required which ought to satisfy every p<-rsoti of tno great superiority ol this inven tion "to auv other. The follow ing certificates from well known gentle men. some of whom have had .nii. li experience with horses will show the estimation in which this bridle is held : I.EWISTOW v, Aug. 21,1866. Having occasion t > try the Safely Bridle invented hy Jovph V. Maine*, ol this town upon my runaway mare, the result tm- proven to my entire satisfaction i .at any horse < in tie prevented from running off or kicking. Mr. 11. M I'ratt. whose large experience with horses induced me to call upon hint to drive my mure and lest toe safety bridle, concurs in the opin ion that it is the best bridle that lias for it- object the eti'tre control of a horse in harness or mid u- the sad dle. Guo. W. HOOVER. LEWIS-TOWS, Aug. 21. ISTJO. Joseph C. Haines—[tear Sir: After having fully tri ed vour Safety Bridle on my untrained colt*. I file) that your invention embraces ah that is desirable in a bridle. Its simple eons.ruction, and adaptation to any common bridle and any rein, cannot hut make its" use universal The ease with which it can be ad justed to a soft or hard mouthed horse isan excellent feature, rendering its use as effectual in preventing running or kicking as any other patent bridle or rein ami as easy on the mouth as the common bit.and as it is a.ways readv at tin* critical moment, it cannot but recommend itself to ail who w iil try or look at it. lies pee t fully yours, A.HAMILTOX, M. L>. LXWISTOWX. December 8,18G6. I have been driving horses since I know anything alsiiit tliem. and have drove some-very vicious florae* and colts. In driving such with a common bridle, I never feel easy nor eonit'ortatie to enjoy the ride. It is more annoying, however, when you have persons wit i you and you .can tell hy the r countenance that tney don't enjoy the ride from fear of your horse running little, or even rutmingaway. I have always (nought there might be a bridle or hit so constructed that you could drive and hold Imrses with perfect ease "and safety. The first of this kind I happened to see was Dr. Hartman's. I thought it was very good. In the meantime it occurred to me that the way the Hues worked on the bridle you could not draw the bit and let it drop quick enough on your horses. Some horses and colts when you surge them tightly and cannot slack the hues quickly, will balk and hack very ugly. I once saw Mr. t'hrists and Stamen's patent with the elastic strap, working on about the same principle as Dr. Hartman's. Mr. Christ then gave me a bridle to try on my horse. I had the same objection to it I had t'<> Dr. Hartman's. My attention was next called to Mr. Jos. C. Haines' Patent, of our tow n. My attention was arrested immediately with the appearance of it. I have been using it for some two weeks quite successfully. I have drove along the railroad and other ugly places, feeling quite safe. I think it embraces all you can get out of a bridle, If the public once get to see this bridle, they can't help hut understand its simplicity, durability and effective ness and taken together, cannot help recommending itself. Railroad* arc made and being made through the country in every direction, crossing our pub'ic roads four or five times in as many miles sometimes. These crossings often occur at very ugly place. All parties are more or less afraid of meeting the trains when they are traveling for fear their horses will take fright, and not he able to hold them. This communi ty rememliers how seriously Dr. Isaac Rothrock, of Js'nyder county, was hurt at the crossing, at the new Tannery, last May. He found he could not hold his horse and then got out of his buggy, and the horse tore him around badlv. "K." M. KEEVER. LEWISTOWX. PH., August 21,1506. Th s community is well aware of the fact that in the midst of art extensive practice. Dr. U. W. Hoover was almost killed by the running oil of his mare. I drove this mare in single harness hy using the Safety Bridle invented by Joseph C. Haines, and 1 found that she was entirely under my control. I liehevo the Saf.-tv Bridle is all thai can t>e desired for the security of life, limb, and vehicle when used either upon "a docile or vicious horse. H. M. PRATT. 9i~ Any persons having fractious horses are invited to bring ttiein to the undersigned, or during his ab sence to Mr. Pratt, and they can readily lie satisfied ttiat any horse can not only bo prevented from kick ing but from running away. I have named the bridle'"The Eureka," signifying '•I have found." JOSEPH C. HAINES. Levvistown, December 12,1806. ?OET R Y . Several l)ay& After Christinas. ' t'.f, Christ rims is over and past, 1 he turkey, and pudding and cakes. And pies :in.| con feet iiiis are eaten at last. By the children who shoveled them iu so fast; And nuny a child has stayed awake night wui, ;l certain familiar ache p Inch follows on eating more than enough Ut pudding, and turkey, and ail such stuff. J*' funny old humbug, Kriss KringeM, \\ hotn the girls and boys love so well. Has had the sense to go and clear out. And lie s u;> the chimney or up tho spout; And the hoys and girls are beginning to count And trying to reckon the whole amount Uf the jolly old lot Ot the presents they got And we'll heli> them to rec-kou them up on the spot Botsie ami Susie, Maria declare That their elegant dolls have lost their hair. And mashed their faces, and bruised their eyes, And suffered other mishaps, mi this wise: Jimmy's horse has lost its tail. And his woolly dog. so curly and frail, Has shed about a tea cup full Uf his principal ornament, namely, his wool; And Johnny's drum, To grief iias come. Ami is mute and dumb. And no better than dead For Johnny has punched it in the head, In order that ho The better might see The inside of the drum. And so find out where the sound came from! Treasure Trove Extraordinary. .4 Couple of Walkers in the Sewers of New York—" Pop Dirt" Struck Heavily— Diamond by the Jlusht I. [N. Y. Cuiret:pii(ieueo of the Erie Despatch ] Several years ago a little German Jew, believing that in the sewers of New York might ho found many arti eles of value which had been lost, en tered them, and for three days wander ed through the labyrinth. lie was very successful, picking up some twen ty seven thousand dollars' worth of jewelry, spoons, forks, Ax-., but having lost his way the first day, he believed that be might have found much more, could be have carried out the original plan, which was t> visit Fifth and Mad ison avenues, Broadway, and the wealthy portions of 11 e city. So great, however, were the difficulties and dan gers which he encountered, that noth ing could induce him again to visit 'New York underground.' ilis ad venture for a time created quite a lit tle sensation, but there were none ven turous enough to attempt a second, un til Wednesday of last week, when an adventurous party of three entered the sewer of Houston stieet at the ferry on East river, intending to remain one week, during which time they propos ed visiting every portion of the city where 1 here seemed to be any chance of finding treasure trove. The party consisted of Hiss Mary Walker, a young lady of eighteen, her brother James, aged sixteen, and Michael Gra dy, an old man of about fifty. The project originated with Miss Walker, and the ' how' of it was in this wise : Some two days ago James Walker, jr, was a merchant, doing a good business at OUi liowery. He was getting rich last, but in an evil hour lie was pre vailed upon by friends (?) to use some of bis money which bad been 'Salted down,' in speculating in gold. There suit was easy to be foreseen. He lost. To recover he took money from his business. Again he lost. His busi ness became embarrassed ; in despair beeommitted suicide, and Miss Walker •111(1 her brother found themselves six months ago the inhabitants of a room on the upper floor of a double tenement, Sixth street. M iss Walker, some months ago, in an old paper, wrapped around a parcel which she was taking home from a slop shop, saw an account of Schwartz's undertaking, and resolv ed to imitate it. Maps were obtained and the city studied carefully. Each day's work for herself, her brother and Grady, who was formerly in her father's employ, was carefully marked out. Every preparation which limited knowledge could prepare was made, and the adventurers start ed. 1 wish that I might have room to tell the story of the week they passed, but my manuscript warns me that 1 must condense Each day they ren dezvoused several times in the cham bers at the street corners. On Sunday they bad filled all the bags they had taken with them, some fifteen in num ber, and Miss Walker returned. James Walker and Grady continued in their search, emptying six of their bags at the corner of Twenty-second street and Fifth avenue. On Wednesday morning at a very early hour, Miss Walker was at the place with a wagon. On removing tho iron plate, which at each street corner leads into a small chamber connecting with tho sewer, she found her brother, but not Grady. Ho had started off on another trip, al though the six bags had been filled in Madison avenue. The loose treasure was placed in extra bags and the whole driven to a Broadway jeweler's- The rest was taken from the places on Thursday morning. A watch was set for Grally. but up to tbis time of writ ing, nothing lias been heard from him, and it is feared that he has perishod. The result of the week's search is roughly estimated at 81,500,000! 1 saw the treasures yesterday, piled in three heaps on the floor, and tho jew- aawasmswHs, sanifffansy ffiasysjo eler informed me that it must have cost over $2,000,000, but in consequence of the old fashioned style of setting, its bruised, battered and corroded condi tion, its value was reduced about one half. A little over a bushel (how queer it sounds to talk of jewelry by the bushel) has been sorted, and among it has been found one diamond ring val ued at 816,000, two more valued at 85,000, and half a dozen valued at So,ooo and upwards. The most curious is a plain gold ring, inscribed on tho inside in Dutch, 4 L'eter Stuyvesant to wife.' It is an heirloom of the Stuyvesauts, | and was stolen with other jewelry, last March, by burglars. How it came in the sewer is a problem for philosophers to speculate about Miss Walker and her brother, who find themselves thus lifted suddenly from penury to great wealth, intend to proceed to England, where they have relatives. This ad venture is talked of everywhere, and already there are others preparing to follow in their footsteps. Stale Treasurer's Report. The Annual Report of State Treas urer Kemble shows a satisfactory con dition of the State finances. The receipts for the past year have been 8G,829,668 54, all from ordinary sources, exceptingß667,s74 35 refund ed by the General Government, and 8100,060 received from the Pennsylva nia Railroad Company on account of indebtedness. The expenditures dur ing the year have been 86,402,303 41, as follows: fur ordinary expenses 84, 097,044 42; 8497,608 70 for the Cbam bersburg sufferers, and 81,867,650 25 for the liquidation of the debt. Among the ordinary expenses is included the amount' t the Ohambersburg sufferers The Treasurer says that the Act uf last Legislature authorizing the pay merit of pensions to the soldiers of the war of 1812 cost the State much more than was anticipated, over 2806 claims having been already received, involv ing adis b u rscme nt ex ceed in g 5160,000. lie recommends that the law be re pealed, holding that the paying of pen sions should be done by the general government. The officer complains of tho negli gence of the local assessors in procur ing returns of monies on interest. In the first,fourth,sixteenth,seventeenth and eighteenth wards of Philadelphia, there is no such return made, and the same is true of other districts in the State The amount of tax paid by tbis source during the year is about 8300,- 000. Ho recommends that the State tax on personal property be dispensed with, and in lieu thereof, each county be required to pay into the State Treas urer, forty cents on each taxable in habitant. He believes that the State debt can be reduced hereafter without increas ing the burden of taxation, at the rate of about three millions of dollars per annum, which would in a very few years liquidate our entire State indebt edness. Sporting' in lito Northwest— Kill ing Hears—A Close-Encounter. Harvey F. Muzzey writes us, giving an account of a week's hunt It will be ol interest to our Eastern readers particularly to see what kind of sport we have here in the hunting line, and what Western boys can do. Mr. Muz zey is but little more than a boy, being but nineteen years old. Here is his story : 'I started out hunting a few days ago, and alter killing a large buck in tho morning, I crossed Apple river and struck a bear track. After following the bear for several hours I entered a large poplar thicket, near Cedar lake. As I was working my way slowly through tho thick brush tho bear sud denly jumped up before me, not over three rods off. When about eight rods off I fired. The ball passed through his lights, and he fell dead a few rods from the spot. ' A few days later while hunting on Apple river, near Sucker branch, I started out with my dog about 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Before I had gone far, in}' dog Grant 'winded some thing.' He lead me along —I expected every moment to see a deer—until I came in sight of what appeared to bo a large bole under the roots of a tree. On a nearer approach I discovered a bear's head protruding, I immediate ly raised my gun and fired. This was followed by a cry from tho wounded cub, and a fierce growl from the old bear. My rifle was donblo barreled, and I still bad one charge left. 'As the day had been a wet one; I was fearful that my rifle might miss fire. The old bear rushed out, and, when within a few rods of me, I fired an ounce ball, which took effect in her neck, killing her instantly. The cubs were large und seemed inclined to show fight. I loaded as quickly as possible and dispatched them both. What kind of a ship has two mates and no captain? A courtship. Vol. LVII, No. 3. 4 Great Speech, Mr. Stevens made a powerful speech in tho llouso on Thursday a week. It attracted marked attontion. Ilis ar gument for Lho sovereignty of the peo ple through Congress is unanswerable. Every one at all acquainted with our institutions ought to know that Con gress is tho sole le<jis!<itive department of government,yet the fact seems at times to bo overlooked by Presidents and Judges. Mr. Stevens proclaimed that 'though the President is Commander in-Chief, Congress in his commander, and, God willing, he shall obey. l£e and his minions shall learn that this is not a government of kings and satraps, but a government of tho people, and (hut Comjrcss is the pcoph;.' He argued ably for the right of the loyal people to reconstruct tho government; trait ors having no rights under tho Consti tution other than the loyal people may choose to give them. Ho also took the position that impartial suffrage is the only sure guaranty for the safety of the Republic. Tho following para graph shows how ho handles the subject: 'But it will be said, and it has been said, 'This is negro equality !' What is negro equality, about which so much is said by knaves, and some of which is believed by men who are not fools? It means as understood by honest Re publicans, just this much and no more : Every man, no matter what his race or color; every earthly being who has an immortal soul, has an equal right to justico, honesty and fair play with every other man; and the law should secure him those rights. The same law which condemns or acquits an Af rican should condemn or acquit a whito inan. The same law which gives a • verdict in a white man's favor, should give a verdict in a black man's favor, on the same state of facts. Such is the law of God and such ought to bo the law of man. This docrine does not mean that a negro shall sit on tho same seat, or eat at the same table with a white man This is a matter of taste, which every man must decide for him self. The law has nothing to with it. If there be any who arc afraid of the rivalry of the black man in office or in business, I have only to advise them to try and beat ther competitor in knowledge and business capacity; and there is no danger that his white neigh bors will prefer his African rival to himself 1 know there is between those who are influenced by this cry of 'negro equality,' the opinion that there is still danger that the negro will be the smartest, but I never saw even a contraband slave that had I not moro sense than such a man.' A Remarkable Occurrence. An individual livingat Joetatesvillo, on the Broad Top .Railroad, this coun ty, went out hunting a week or two ago, and while perambulating tho mountains, fell and fractured his leg. The weather was severe, and the pros pect of freezing presented itself most vividly. Tho unfortunate man was alone, far from home, with no sympa thizing creature to assist or even to commiserate with him in his sad con dition. Seized by a fit of desperation, and finding his pockets well supplied with small nails, he determined upon the horrible expedient of nailing his foot to his boot and his boot to his leg; to rcsolvo was to execute, aud in this condition lie crawled to his home.— Wo receivod these facts from Mr. Trimbath, a neighbor ol the unfortu nate man, for whose credibility wo will vouch. At tho latest accounts tho in dividual was doing very well.— Bedford Inquirer. Lucky and Unlucky Days —A ' Book of Precedents,' published in London, 1610, contains a calendar, many of the days in which have the letter B affix ed, which signifies such days as the Egyptians note to bo dangerous to be gin or take anything in hand—as to take a journey or any such like thing. The days thus marked are: January 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 15, 17, 19. February 7, 10, 17, 27, 28. March 15, 16, 28. April, 7, 10, 16, 20, 21. May 7, 15, 20. June 4, 10, 22. July 15, 20. August 1, 19, 20, 29 30. September 3, 4, 6, 7, 21,22. October 4, 16, 24. November 5, 6, 28, 29. December 6, 7, 9, 15, 17, 22. ttaju. Jefferson Davis, instead of being a State prisoner, is rather enthroned in state at Fortress Monroo. The last performance is the formal presentation of a cane made of wood of the rebel ram Manasses, and hisspoech in reply complimenting the donors upon their ' patriotism,' by which devotion to ' tho lost cause' is, of course, implied.