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the Cnitre Democrat
Thursday Morning, December 9, 1881.
CossasrosßSXOS, containing Important n.w., • >lldt
•4 from snjr part of the county. No ooaunanlc (!< u
tnmrud unlaw nccompanlsd by the rsal oatus of tbs
—Holiday Goods at Zellert Drug Store.
—Dreaa goods, silks, velvets, plushe* and
tinsel plaida and stripe* in all shades and
effect* at the Bee Hive.
—The Philadelphia Branch clothing
store shows great enterprise and deserve*
—A small sum of money will purchase
a serviceable, gontoel suit at the Philadel
—Young lady, does your sweetheart
■moke? If so, buy him a box of Harry
Green's cigars for a Christmas gift.
—We don't ask you $lO for an article
when It Is worth only $5, but we give you
our lowest price at once. Lyon A Co.
—Ladies', misses' and children's dol
mans and coals in endless variety and very
cheap at the Bee Hive.
—lf the result of your suit in court this
week is not to your satisfaction, you can
probably procure a suit that will please
you at the Philadelphia Branch.
—Our friend Jacob Runkle, Esq., of
Walker township, offer* the valuable
farm of bis deceased brother for sale,
which also offers extraordinary induce
ments for investment.
—We are sorry to learn the Dr. E. W.
Hale has been confined to the bouse with a
very serions attack of something like bron
chitis. At last advices be was better, and
we hope soon to bear that he has entirely
—We are requested by Mr. Leonard
Rhone to announce that the Pennsylvania
State Grange will convene in Williams
port, at the Park hotel on Tuesday Decem
ber 13,1881, and will continue in session
for three or four days.
—The irrepressible Samuel K. Faust, Of
Miles township, is dancing attendance upon
the court this week, having an important
case upon the trial list. Samuel called as
usual to pay his respects to the DEMOCRAT,
and bis smiling, good natured face Is al
—All persons on the loo* out for holiday
goods should read the advertisement of
Frank P. Blair, to be found in another
column, and then visit bis store. Hi*
stock of novel, beautiful and appropriate
goods for Christmas presents, now on ex
hibition, has never been excelled in Belle
—Mr. Edward Powers, ton of Mayor
Powers, who has lately been very ill from
an attack of infiamation of ths stomach, Is
again able to appear upon our streets.
Eddy is a popular young gentleman, and
we are glad to know that he is once more
on the road to good health.
—D. H. Chandler, a popular and well
known citiaen of Julian Furnace, died
very suddenly at that place yesterday eve
ning. Mr. Chandler was an enterprising
lumberman and will be greatly missed in
the community in which he lived. We
have not learned the cause of his death.
Messrs. David Sharer and Christ
Decker, administrators of the estate of the
John 8. Rockey, deceased, offer for sale in
this week's DaxoraaT a very valuable
and desirable farm in Walker township, to
which we call attention. It is not only
conveniently eituatod but Is first class land
and in a very high state of cultivation.
—The holidays are drawing near and
the appointments of Sechler A Co's gro
cery store grow correspondingly more at
tractive. It is the place to buy all your
holiday groceries. They also keep con
stantly on hand the largest and cheapest
array of candies, fruits, Ac., to be found
in Centre county. You never go wrong
in calling upon them for what you want.
—You will shortly be compelled to buy
your winter clothing. Before deciding on
what you will buy see what the celebrated
Rochester manufacturers, Messrs. Stein,
Adler A Co., bava turned out this season,
equal in At, workmanship and trimmings
to aoy custom made goods. Prices very
reasonable. To be had only at 8. A A.
Loeb's who by their square dealing have
did much to build up the lai<ge demand of
this very superior grade of clothing.
—Cel. James Gllllland, at present a resi
dent of Montgomeiy county, Maryland,
has been spending the week In Bellefonte,
having been called here as a witness in
one of the land suits pending in court.
The Colonel has met many old friends and
has been kept very busy swapping stomas
with the story tellers who congregate at
the court house. Mr. Oilllland, we are
glad to say, is in the enjoyment of good
health, and has received hearty greetings
from friends and acquaintances.
—The election for oflioers of Gregg Post,
G. A. R., for the ensuing year, sras held at
~~ the post room on last Saturday evening
and resulted as follows;
Poet Commander—Amos Mullen.
Senior ViceCommander—U. H Bonner.
Jr. Vice Commander—W. 11. Smith.
Chaplain—James H. Rankin.
Officer of the Day—S. H. Williams.
Officer of the Grand—William Jones.
Quartermaster—D. M. Glenn.
Ordnance Sergeant—A. J. Draucker.
These officers will be inlalied at the
nest regular meeting of the Post. We un
derstand the Post still continues to be in a
moat flourishing condition, and under the
new officers just elected will no doubt main
tain the good record H has made in the
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH**.—One of the
interesting and valuablo feature* of Kvarta'
forthcoming history of Centre and Clinton
countie* will bo the biographical iketche*
of the old settler* which the volume will
contain. As specimens of entertaining
reading of local interest with which the
book will abound we select a number of
sketches of the pioneers of Brush Valley,
prepared by Prof. Henry Meyer, of llebers
burg, having been kindly furnlshod with
the manuscript for that purpose :
ANTHONY BIERLY was one of the ploneor
settlers of Brush valley. He leased a tract
of throe hundred acros, on part of which
Rebersburg is now situated, from Colonel
Samuel Miles, in 17SJ1, and it is probable
that he brought hi* family into tho valley
in the spring of the same year. They
came from Mahanlango crock, now Sny
der county. Mr. Biorly and his son Nich
olas had been up during tho previous fall
to clear and put in grain a small piece of
ground for tho family's subsistence. A
Mr. Strawbridge had cleared about half
an acre and built a hut on this tract when
Mr. Bierly first came,- and there were a
few huts standing in the woods through
other part* of the valley. Mr. Bierly's
bouse was situated about midway between
the present homes of Peter S. and Antho
ny Bierly. There are several apple treos
around the place which were brought from
below, one of which measures 13$ feet in
circumference. During the Revolutionary
war Anthony Bierly served in the militia,
but it is not known in what engagements
be took part. On one or two occasions he,
with other parties, followed Indian* who
bad murdered while families. This occur
red while he was still living along the
Mahanlango. He came to the valley with
bis family through Brush valley narrows,
over the road which Samuel Miles had
opened but a short time before, and waa
the first man that traveled it in a convey
ance. Anthony Bierly was a native of
Bavaria ; his parenU and an only brother,
whose name could not be ascertained, came
to America at the same time probably, but
in what year is not know, nis brother
settled in Ohio somewhere. Ills father's
name was Melchoir, and he lived along
the Mahanlango also until the Indian
troubles of 1778, when be left with the
"Qreat Runaway," and never returned
from the eastern part of the State. II is
wife brought along a beautifully orna
mented bottle from the old county, which
is to-day a cherished relic in the family of
a great-grandson, Melchoir Bierly, of Re
bersburg. Anthony Bierly was married
to a Mis* Warner ; be died in 1826, and
was eighty two years of age ; both be and
his wife lie buried in the Lutheran and
Reformed grave-yard, Rebersburg, and
neither grave has a tombstone with an in
Children: Nicholas, John, Anthony,
Margaret, married to John Philips; Mary,
married to Michael Kebl; Sarah, first
married to Henry Urenninger and after
bis decease to George Leash ; Anna, mar
ried to Philip Glanta; Bartsra, salaried
to Frederick Homeldorf; Rosina, married
to Christian Gramly ; Elisabeth, married
to Peter Berry; Eva, mart led to Michael
Reiner; Catharine not married. All the
children are dead.
JOHN BRECHTEI. came to Brash valley
with Anthony Bierly or toon After, proba
bly in 1701 or 1702. Both came from the
region of Mabantango creek* end McKees'
Half Fall*. But originally Mr. Brechlel,
like Mr. Bierly, came from Germany.
They may have been neighbor* in the old
country. Brecbtel owned the tract in|which
U now included the old Hubler farm. He
wax a cooper by trade and an excellent
mechanic. He devoted much attention to
the science of a*trology and wat deeply
versed in all it* lore. His attainments in
more useful branches were also of a high
degree. Mr. Brecbtel died about the year
1800, and his widow and bis children all
moved to Ohio about the year 1812, except
Lucy, who was married to Nicholas Bierly,
seoior. Among the sons are remembered
John, Solomon, Martin and Peter.
Mrs. MART HARTXEL. This sketch was
kindly furnished by Hon. W. A. Bierly, of
Williamsport, who received the facts from
Mrs. Hartxel several years before her
death. "Jacob Geis (Guise) one of the
early settlers of Penne' valley was a son
of a noble family of refugee* from the
AI sac district on the Rhine. He came to
Penn*' valley In 1708, from Tulpebocken
creek, Berk* county, where they bad first
settled. Anna Mary (Mrs. Hartxel) was
born April 28, 1708. When they came to
Penns' valley there were but a few clear
ings where Millbeim and Aaronsburg now
are. The houses they lived in then were
built In the woods, without window lights
or floors except loose slab*. Sometime*
unwelcome visitor* of the soake kind
would come |n and sleep In the beds. At
night the wolvee bowled around the doors
and their eye* gleamed through the cracks
of the cabins. The little children would
hid* under the bed*. Once when her
father Jacob was away from home, the
wolves cam* and her mother Kllsabeth
took down the rifle from the book* and
defended her flock of children Ilk* a man.
The family was ten In number. Catharine
Barbara was the oldest. They had a Ger
man school at Aaronsburg and studied the
A B C's, Psalter and Testament and
ciphered. The pastor of the church at
Aaronsburg was Reverend Ilgen, a
Lutheran. The first settler* in Penes'
valley had haba driven off by the Indians,
and a few were massacred. Wben the wa*
young (Mrs. Hartxel), women worked UN
the men. At twelve years of age she
reaped grain making a full hand and con
tinued to reap up to 1860, working from
fifteen to twenty days each harvest. The
women pitched bay in the field and broke
flax, spun and wove. Bho followed weav
ing for profit. She once won a wager as
the best reaper over a lot of Buffalo valley
men who came up to Brush valley to show
thoir agility in handling the "sharp
sickle." Her mother lived to be more
than ninoty-flve years and was a very
muscular woman in ber last day*. "Aunt
Polly" kept boarders during the session*
of the county Normal at Kebersburg, up
to within a few years of her death, and is
a character well known to many of the
educators of Centre county.
The Oeise* and Kreamer* of Penns'
valley are descendants of Jacob Goise
Mrs. Hartsel died Juno 16, 1878, aged
eighty-two years. ller husband died
sevoral years before.
HENRY METER (colonel) immigrated into
Brush valley in 1707, and located on the
tract of land which now constitute* the
farms of Reuben and Henry Meyer, sons.
Hi* cousin, Philip Meyer, bad been sent
as early as 1794 to occupy and improve
this tract. Tb* first house on the place
was situated in the "old orchard," near
Klk creek, halfway* between Henry Gor
man's and Henry Meyer's present homes.
Among the old apple trees in thia orchard
is one measuring 11| feet in circumference
a foot above the ground. It is still flour
ishing and was laden this summer (1881)
with apple*. It is a giant among the tree*
of its kind. Mr. Meyer was a millwright
and built Tobias Pickle's mill in 1802 or
1808, as seen by entries in his day book he
did some repairing In Mr. Pickle's log
grist mill in 1708, and also in John Motx's
mill at the lower end of Penns' valley in
the same year. This shows that those
mills were put up some time prior to 1798.
See grist mill*. Mr. Meyer was commis
sioned Justice of the Peace Jan. 6, 1814.
He was colonel of the 181 st Kgt. Pa. mili
tia, which title is applied in these sketches
to distinguish him from other persons of
the same name. He was a man of large
frame and greet strength. Mr. Meyer
came fr-.m Middlo creek, Snyder county,
where his father, Jacob Meyer, had his
borne. There were six brothers: Philip,
Jacob, Henry, subject of this sketch;
Michael, Stephen and John. One sister,
Barbara, who was married to Michael
Mots. The grandparent* came from Ger
many soon after William Penn founded
hi* colony In Pennsylvania, and settled at
a spring which they named Millbrook,
now within the limits of Lebanon county.
They carried their earthly possessions in a
bundle and began life in the new country
under a tree in the forest- Their descend
ant* are numerous, some living in the
vicinity of the place just mentioned, others
are found in Snyder, Centre and Clinton
counties and in every State of the great
Henry'a brother, Philip, the oldest of
the family, buried on a farm about a mil#
earl of Wolf'a store ; be bad been a Revo
lutionary soldier, in Captain John A.
Scbaetfervj company. Michael, another
brother, was a blarhjmitb by occupation,
and U aaid to hare been the first amitb in
the valley ; be lived in a mall bouse, (till
•landing, back of Colonel Royer's boute.
Philip died in 1831. M ichael moved away.
Henry Meyer waa twice married, first time
to Mary Hteea, daughter of Jacob Suae
near prevent town of Freeburg. She died
in 1801, of rome malignant fever, and waa
the Brat victim in the valley of tbe dread
ed di*eaae which carried off eo many of the
Brat aettlera. Hit aeeond wife waa Mar
garet, daughter of Judge Harper, Penn'a
valley, and a sister of Mra. Anthony
Wolf. Children: Henry, living eaat of
Keberaburg about three roilea, on pmrt of
the old farm ; Jacob and Benjamin. Tbe
laal two are dead, in three juft named are
children of the Brat wife. Tbose of tbe
aeeond are: Judith, who ia married to
Philip Walker, Xiltany valley; Suaan,
who waa married to Grifin Rote, Niltany
valley—her buaband ia dead ; Abigat, who
died aingle; John (Major), who Uvea eaat
of Reberaburg three milaa; Reuben, wbo
Uvea in Sugar valley; William, wbo died
when about twenty; Jonathan, wbo waa
for many yaaraa phyaician of Loganaville,
he died a few year* ago. Colonel Meyer
waa born, October 16, 1764 ; died, May 17,
1830, and llec buried In the Lutheran and
Reformed cemetery, Reberaburg. lIU aee
ond wife died, February 27, 1871, aged
TOBIAS PICKLE U BO early settler but
not Among the Brut. Thorn worn three
Pickle brother* who come about the Mine
time, prior to 1797 probably: Thome*,
who owned what is now the Scholl farm
near Wolfe store; John, who owned the
tract which is now known as the SmelUer
farm west of Madleonburg ; and Tobias,
the subject of this sketch, who purchased
a tract containing nearly a thousand acre*
excellent soil then called Proprietor* Man*
or, and including the land which now con*
•litotes the following Barm*: William Poin
ter's, Emanuel Barter's, Samuel Louse's,
H. W. Kreamer's, Jarred Kreamer'*, and
Klsbel*. Barter's school house, Centre
Mills and Spring Bank are on this tract.
There was a small log grist mill on the
property when Mr. Pickle bought, but in
1807 or 1808 he put up the present mill
(eee Grist Mills). Tobias and John had
each a number of big boy* who were wild
and rough. FtgbUag waa an accomplish
ment in which they excelled. Recently
the writer paid s visit to the aged Mr.
John Ilojr, near whose houM ere the ruin*
of an old uf mill which bad been built
by John Pickle, and, noticing the enor
mou* ditch which had belonged to the
mill, Inquired the reason why the building
•at put in a place where it required so
much digging. Mr. Hoy replied in sub
ttance that the Pickle boy* were great
fighter* an in order to worry out of tbom
come of their exuborant strength and pa
gilistic spirit* the mill-wright located the
mill on a site whero it required a long tail,
race twelve feet deep I Tobias Pickle bad
six sons whose exploits would fill a small
volume. On a certain occasion Benjamin
Strawbridge, a tenant, near Mr. Pickle's
mill, not feeling well put some straw into
a heated oven and crept in after to 'sweat'
himself; the Pickle boys closed up the
mouth of the oven and set fire to the
straw I Mr. Strawbridge who was a big,
muscular man, escaped from the fiery fur*
nace by bursting through the vaulted roof.
Driving down a steep hill or mountain
with a big team at full gallop was a mere
past time far the Pickle boys, and one of
them used to say that it must be a poor
team that could not keep ahead of the
wagon. They sometimes came in contact
with the Bucbtel boys, and usually got
fearfully pounded. John had six sons:
Jacob, Simon, Tobias, Andrew, John,
Christian ; these had divided among them
the six farms into which the Manor was
cut up containing from 137 acre* to 160
acres each. But it appears the boys did
not all own their farms, for their father
sold a large tract and the mill property to
Mr. Paul Wolf. This was in the spring
of 1811. Mr. Pickle and hi* wife remain
ed on the property however until their
death which occurred in 1818 or 1814 ac
cording to recollection of Colonel Henry
Koyer. They lived in a small log house
which stood back a few pace* of the place
where now stands the stone bouse, Centre
Mill*. Mr. Pickle bought tuck from
Mr. Wolf, in 1812, a small plot for a
burial g~ound. This lies directly south—
across the first field—oi Samuel Loose's
residence, and there are buried the old
folks. A stone wall used to enclose the
spot, but it ha* disappeared, thorn* and
heap* of stone* mark the last resting place
of a man and wife who onetime were the
wealthiest couple in the valley. One of
the daughters was married to James Miles,
a nephew of Colonel Samuel Mile*; they
lived at the western end of Brush valley.
The son* all left soon after the sale of the
Pickle property and at present there is
not a citixen in the valley of the name.
Axthomt Woi.r moved from Peon'* t1-
ley into Br uh valley, but come originally
from Lebanon county, lie purchased •
large tract of land from hW father, George
Wolf, Penn't valley, in 1803, which now
formi the farm* of hi* *on, David, Henry
and Tboma*, and the parcel on which are
located the gritt mill and mw mill. It i*
thought Mr. Wolf come into the valley in
1799 or 1800. The brick houte on hi*
larm wa* built in 1818, the aw mill about
tbe year 1812 and the gritt mill In 1834.
There wa* an oil mill lituated near the
grUt mill, which wa* operated many
year*. Mr. Wolf wa* a man of influence
in the town*hip and bi* name U frequently
found aimociated with project* of public
Improvement*. l!e wa* one of the com
miwionert that located the Brutb valley
narrow* road in 1840, and it wa* through
bi* and Colonel Henry Meyer'* effort*
chiefly that the road from Wolf* mill to
Penn'i valley wa* made. Mr. Wolf and
Colonel Henry Meyer were brother*.in
law, both being married to daughter* of
Judge Adam Harper, of Penn't valley.
Mr. Wolf wa* born, November 10, 1776;
died January 21, 1862, and lie* buried at
Reberiburg. Son* : John, Jacob, David,
Tboma* and Henry. The firtt two named
are dead. Daughter* : Catharine, married
to laaac Long ; Lydia, married to George
Scbaefler, M*di*onburg ; I'rUeella, wife of
John Bierlv. near Reberaburg, and Ann,
married to Henry Rolbrrmal. The daugh
ter* ara all dead except Pritcilla.
THE Daaa SLATS**.—'Tbe Boaiaburg
party of buntera known at tbe "Modoca"
returned laat week from tbe aeven moun
ulna after killing aeven Bne deer.
At tbe camp of 'Squire Heine* and Bar
btaon Holt, of Snow Sboe, tbe hunter* were
alao quite aucceaaful in bringing down the
fleet footed game. On laat Saturday even
ing tbey had nine deer hung up aa tbe re
ault of eight daya hunting. Judge Orvta
and ProtbonoUry Harper are apending
tbia week in the wooda at tho camp of Mr.
George Boak. We hope tbey will alao be
successful in aecuring game.
—The largeat atorea, that do the largeal
buaineaa In the elty, and that have the
confidence of everybody ; mark their gooda
in plain figurea and a*k only the lowaat
price from the aUrt, and that ia juat tbe
way we do. Lyou A Co.
—We don't bait you on one thing—give
you one article leea than coat and charge
you double for tbe next. You can buy
with confidence of ua. All gooda marked
in plain figure*. Lyon A Co.
—Tbe largeat Block of dreaa goods, cash
merea, flannel* and dreaa flannel* In all tbe
latent sty la* and shade*, and marked down
to the vary loweat price, at Lyoa A Co.'a.
—Boot*, ahoea, the heaviest driving
boots, til* finest boots; the cheapest shoes,
from tl a pair; the finest warranted ahoea,
from $8 to $6 a pair, at Lyon A Co.'a.
—Strictly one price, honest dealing, no
overcharging, at Lyon A Co.'a,
—Thst perfect baking and cooking ttove,
the "Pioneer," U for iale only by Wllaon.
McParlane A Co. All auperfluoua orna
mentation bai boon dispensed with to ss
cure a first-clai. kiuboo .tore. Por weight,
.trongtb and durability it cannot be ur
pawed. In purcbaaing tbi. .tore you are
not paying for nickle trimming, and beau
tiful finish, but you are getting what l( far
better and what you need in a good cook
.tore—a good, reliable baker and cook.
—The target tock of dolrnan. from
$6.60 up to $26; the largeet .lock of la
die.' coat* from $2.26 to $l6; tbe largest
•lock of children', coat*, light and dark,
and all marked in plain figure, at only tbe
lowest price we can afford to Uke, at Lyon
—Call and examine the .tork of range,
and cook .tore, at Wilton, McParlane A
Co'* ; aUo their line of tingle and double
beaten. Tbey have for .ale the Welcome
Hume doublu beater, wbicb ba* been
thoroughly and ..li.factoriiy letted in tbi*
We take all kind, of country produce
—butter, egg., lard, meal*, potatoe*, Ac.—
and give you our good, at tbe lowet ca*h
price., asking you only tbe lowest cent
from tbe .tart. We don't aik you $3
mure on a .uit or a drea* o • to come
down $1 at Lyon A Co.'*.
—Tbe very bet production that can be
bad from fir.l class .lock and excellent
workman.bip in boot* and .bow, at price,
no higher tban common eastern tra>b, are
now open and for ule by 8. A A. Loeb.
—When you buy anything of ut you
need nut be afraid that you are paying
more than your neighbor. We treat ail
alike. Lowcl price for all. Lyen A Co.
Ladle* coat*, jacket*, dolman., circu
lar. and ulalerelUw, in endleM variety,
.lyle* and color., and price* lower than
eltewhere at B. A A. Loeb'*.
—lt i* not Decenary to dicker and bar
gain two hour, when you wish to buy any
thing of u. We ask ju.t what tbe good*
are worth and no more. Lyon A Co.
—Lace., fringe., gimp., button*, Ac., in
all the latest deign, and at unrivaled
price*, at the Bee llive.
Loeb'. i* the place to buy dry good*.
Large assortment, low price* and good
good, at all time*.
—The new advertisement of the Bee
Hive one-price .tore* in tbi* week'* paper
will repay a careful perusal.
—The largest stock of dra* good, ever
brought to Centre county is now opened at
—All good* marked in plain figures and
strictly one price for all at Lyon A Co. '*.
—lmmense bargain* in gent's under
wear, glove*, bats, Ac., at the Bee llive.
—<o to 8. AA. Loeb for bargain* in
—Buy your blanket* at Loeb*.
—We have given tbe rtclusive agency
to Lyon A Co. for tbe ml* of Rlkin'* cele
brated fine shoe*, every pair of which we
guarantee. They are of tbe finest *tock
and workmanship, and we will make our
guarantee good if any pair doe* not give
ati*faction. M. KI.KI* A Co.
WI*TO*, Fonevru Co., N.C.
Oenit -I deeire to eiprew* to you my
thank* for your wonderful Uop Bitter*- 1
wai troubled with dypep*ia for five year*
Breviou* to commencing the u*e of your
[op Bitters some *ix months ago. My
cure ha* been wonderful. lam |*tor of
the First Methodist Church of this place
and my whole congregation can testify to
the great virtue* of your Bitter*.
lUv. II Fmtil.
—The largest a**ortinent of fall and
winter suiting* and overcoating*. Leave
your order* now.
44-tf Moktoomkhy A Co., Tailor*.
NlUianu, Penes-her . (Ml.
IMeah WW* rinlj, end Boar, wheal and (111*
" rtocmtrSell Mi rather wash. Bala* *f 1.000 bar
mi*. iaclodl** Mlawaola, extra*. al tJ farttwr. asd
t~ .tw straight! haanlnab e* Ira lan-tty al
to WW*JO. wMtorw do. da Be: a*, asd ten* toal
g)JW#ILM. B-* la |IM Wr ynotr al (hJTUBBAa.
Vaul -TWn was bet lltll* aweewaal la wheat,
end Mien war* weak Tb cleata* team w*v:
|| Mil bid. II 37 **kd f..r *o. t fad, Decern brr;
fl -WUbid. pi to naked for Ho trad. January; aad
fit.d't bid.aad tl ifV,**k~l fordo. r*bn**ry.
Bella feat a Markets.
Inunm. linsiw I, latl.
(ltd wheal, per l'ab*l At 9
Red wheal... .(sew) I SB
R) e. pel baabel t*
oS*i dwihir.i...i.-im u
pl—ir. retail, per ba*Tal...._ .......... ......—. T M
Ploar, wholwal* t W
Corrected weakly by Harper Rrolben.
Applaa.dried, per peoad *
Cherrtee, dried, per pewwl, seeded M
Raaa* pi* avert. - 10
Pmh batter per paved - I*
I lOrk .a* per paead.... *
Char** per pvae* W
Onaetry ban* par paved It
Han*, near *erv.— —. IT
Lard par ! It
tpi par do* . **
dried bJ?T.._ It
WOU-ROmUkS-lr aeneabaia. Noma bar
13,1M1, by In. R Stan-back, Mr. Oharin V. Wolf,
•a Mb* Rnna M. II Artec**.* *f Aam**tom>.
Sliri.Tf. KI.INBrRLTKB-lo AMD—bera. *n
meter at. IMI. by He. R Sua back. Mr. William
J. jboltab> Mba Jaeal* KRavfeimr, batter Mlln
WIKTMIta-MAR* -Oe Die. 1. IWI. At Ibe B*
fi-rated petvunaaa. Jastoeaeill*. by go Qeory* P.
Harwell, Mr. Wren M. WhiUaim, ef Berwick, (V
Intohfenmnty. and MM dalle M. MARS, of Oartta
tuwattfc. Onto rwanly.
nrtt-iTI-*l Ibehoo** at tb* brkfe'* pan-ato,
near dim Orwt Mill* Dev. t. by In J, A Knar,
Mr W.m.n HPlttr, f lleward, and tt* teem A
Qefes, at ftepewe tovsshlp.
LIN (MUT—Ob V<a.MdarUlmoM, Hwwaber *>.
Mm, daaghlor of Mr. >o* Mm Harrr I liutmj. A
tbi. I*l*o., ef * yrnmn. 3 month* w>4 Jo Smy*.
AU who have kindly visited my store
in the last few days say that the dis
play exceeds any of my farmer
in this direction. This is certainly very
satisfactory, for I know that my stock
for the last few holiday seasons has not,
been excelled in this or any of our
neighboring towns. It requires little
effort to select goods for a trade which
regards prices as a secondary eonside.
ration, but when you cater to customers
who are very exact and critical in their
tastes <as mine are), but who don't feel
like submitting to exorbitant and out
rageous prices merely to confirm an
idea that because an article cods a
large sum it must necessarily be fine.
It is a somewhat difficult matter. I
have sought, and I think I have suc
ceeded in being able to place before my
customers a line of holiday goods uhich
will satisfy the most exacting, and still
be within the reach of all as far as the
prices are concerned. Don't you think
that Twenty-five Dollars for a lady's
Gold Hatch is a popular price t (No
10 or 12 karat watch, with plated cap
either.) There are very few people out
side of the trade who can tell a 10 from
a 14 karat watch, a plated cap from a
solid gold one. But wait till they are
worn a while then it takes a good judge
to tell whether they are gold of any
kind or not. You likely never saw as
complete an assortment of Bracelets as
1 con show you, ranging from two to
fifty dollars a pair. In Chains I have
more than the combined stock in the
county. In Rings I can sujtply Gen
tlemen , Ijadies, Misses, Boys, Children
and Infants. In silver-plated Spoons,
Forks, dec., I keep none but the highest
grades. I sell no single-plated goods.
Every thing engraved in the bed man
ner free of charge. I have some ele
gant Glove, Handkerchief and Jewel
Boxes, Bread, Fruit and Cracker Trays
for twenty-fire cent*. If you think of
presenting a pair of nice glove* would
it not be worth a quarter to have a fine
box for them t If sent by mail enclose
one 3-cent stamp extra; if a handker
chief box tico '.usent stamps extra. I
have Mustache and Ilain Cups from
25 cents to $2.50; some splendid ones
for 50 to 75 cents, and every thing else
in the same proportion. Call and see
me, or rather my goods, which are ail
marked in plain figures, which it the
absolute price. If we are crowded you
can wait on yourself. '
FRANK P. BLAIR,
No. 2 Brockerhoff House.
Orphans' Court Sale.
"PURSUANT to rq order of tbe Or
a pbae*' Onert af Oretrw envety, will be npowd
to public aalr, as tbe pnwl*n. oe
Thursday, the 291A of December, 1881,
at t o'clock, P. M, Ibe Mlewtay real aetata, late the
property at JOUR I-I KE I.E. <l*re*t*rd. te wtt.
All thai carteln mrveuagr, tenement and
tract of lewd rtteato la Walker towaohte, bovaded and
d*anlli*d nAd low*: Oa tbe north by tbe ntate *f
Aden decker, dee'd- oe lb* *a*t by laada of dartd
Marabbar**r aad A. C. Oaary; on tbe anatb by A. C.
Oral!. and on tb* wnt by land ef Jacob nankin, con
tain!** R* ar-m and ll* pri tke, about 7* arm clear
ed and In n bt*b elate of ml tl ration—lbarann mdrd
a gond twoatrey dual liny bona*, with a n*m-fhllta(
Rpvtey of -rarer al tb* door, a conmodtnaa lay barn,
and all tb* *inanry aatt-alldinye. Tbare at* tea
apple on bard* as tbr preuun* of choice frail, a pood
rider preaa, aad all tb* wnlwa dcairabU far a
I—rnft 1 —rnft tfikft T * ImM*.
T>** or Rah*—One-third of tb* parrhaa* wonry In
band on onnßrmetk-n of aalr ; oaedblyd la on* yanr.
aad ttw balann la two year*, wttt lalatat oa the de
ferred payment*, to baarrared by boad and mortyny*.
Too per cent of the M parrhwi money will b* rw
aelred oe day of enl*
di-3w _ JACOB MXNEI.E. Adtolnfatrnt-a. _
Or pliant' Court Sale
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE.
PURSUANT to an order of tbe Or*
I |b*n' Onert of Centre ninety, H, will be **-
powd W pahUc wla, as tt* pnwdM*. <•
Friday, tbe 30fA of Demeber, 1881,
alt o'atnrh P It , tbe fbOnwiaa deirltel real aw*
of JOttlt L ROCKET, late at Walk** township, da-
No 1. All that plantation or tract of
land annate w Walker t-.wnehip, k— a did and da
•rriled a* fadtowa: Oa tbe want by land* ef Jabs
IWker and oe*td fa-It, n the north by * b*M Shaf
fer and Martin Irinpfd, oe tt* emt by land* at*
Adam Vi nodi, and oa tt* Mb by tt* poMk Mad
I What from MMbnte te Lock Harm, onetateaat
In n btgb Mate ef toH-Wm, apna which I* wartoi
a tare* PRANK BAM, a fer*ellAßß RAM, all ta
manpirt* repair, wttt two ilWiw of wnwr al the
ham. and par lot* ra and a Weil ef Read eater al tt*
boa**, afcwtwn Appi# Orttard, ef enad kwribf frntL
TM* fane, wbfeb la a ww ddnibl -oa, fe Mini Sid
oe tt* greet pnMir mad. sheet Br# aad a half wile*
fma Bel IrA-at* sed abost a half s*tt* fivw ttev.
No. S. A tract of Mountain l,d. cm.
tatnln* WIBCTRM ACERB. wvR Uwbwvd Witt b*tt
aot. rack oak aad whHe oak.
Tree* or S*u.~Oefbtrd of tb* fwnfasw wemy
to b* paid *S weßrwaMiw ef wla. tta b.kn ri to ta„
apesl oooaal payvneetk. to h* wemvd by bvml aad
DA V,D BHARRR.
A DDITOR'B NOTICE.
1V lo Ibe asttar of tta Amu sal ef Jama* T.
Lmnard. Imwm af * '•*; a tit* Omrt of<W
wm Ptow ef Chatrv weety. Re. DM Abr t, IBM i
The oetlvrylgord, an Auditor appointed
by tta wM Onert. I* dhpeae af tta etrvpttaM tied.
-TT- lh* arvoaet and make dtonhvtineaf the b*|.
asm in tb* rf mid Trertm, aweec ttwv tarmllr
eotftled ttrwrto, *lll Attend to the tort** of hi* ate
prtotawM, nVTCIBIUT. JAM!) ART IS*4 at 10
O tdrwk A M.. at hi* dfer Is Rellrfawts, when *ad
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