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I£i\xt Centre fkmorrat.
Thursday Morning, March 10,1882.
OotAMFOftniNct, containing itiiiNirUnl news, • Its It
ad from any part of tha county. No commtinlc n-
Intartad unitwit accompanied by tha real name of tha
—March ha* shown his teeth somo,
—Adam had no watch chain to fumble
when he was embarrassed.
—Union county taxpayers are making
face* at their commissioners.
—Mr. W. P. Murphy, of Sunbury, now
superintends tho Brockerhuff house cafe.
The front of the Butt* house has been
improved by tho addition of a now porch.
—Mr. It. F. Shaffer led the young men's
meeting of song and praise on Sunday af
—Correspondence in tho Lowisburg
Journal office is written with grocn ink.
—That exceedingly affable gentleman,
Col. D. 11. Hastings, slipped to Lock
Haven on Saturday.
—Three of Eve's handsomest daughters
called on Saturday. You never wore any
more welcome anywhere.
Mr. J Hess is now post master at
Pine Grove Mills. Lightning never think*
of striking any where near us.
—The Opera House restaurant, under
the supervision of Mr. Roliin is rapidly
regaining ail of its old popularity.
—Hon. A. G. Curtin, Hon. 8. J. Ran
dall, and Hon. F. E. Bellzhoover have
our thanks for valuable public documents.
—Those of our subscribers, who mean
to move this spring, should promptly noti
fy us. Givo name of old and new pott
—How did the little iron ball inside a
sleigh bell get there? Answer* solicited
from any of our readers who think they
—For a strong cigar, a mild cigar, an
expensive cigar, a cheap cigar, a good
cigar, but never a poor cigar, go to Harry
—Old castings, etc., will be eagerly
sought after by the young boy, now, us a
circus is expected to swoop down upon us
—Mr. A. W. Rishel, one of Mile*burg's
teachers, who had been sick for some time
at his borne, near Centre Hall, is now at
—One of our young mercantile friends
thinks he will mintjl* less with unmarried
society, shortly. No step in the world
is more commendable.
Mr. William Curtin is lavishingly bo
stowing his facinating smiles upon his ac
quaintances. He h*a the cosmopolitan
"How'd do?" down fine.
—The balance of our base ball club ha*
been chosen. Mr Geo. Downing and Mr.
B. Gailbraith are the lucky ones. The
Athletics, of Philadelphia, will be chal
—A shrewd New York merchant has
ordered 1000 alligator*, to be introduced
as a substitute for spltr. clogs. No, thank
you, our taste docs not incline us to wish
According to the Lock Haven Journal,
that city is the abiding place of a niece
of Benedict Arnold. Her name—Mr*.
Anna Rhone, and age—eighty years. Ye*,
we've heard of Mr. Arnold.
—Tho Miilhcim Town Council ha# very
wisely elected Mr R. A. Bumiller, of tho
Millheim Journal, clerk. This gentleman
is a rapid, graceful penman, and a careful,
competent accountant. Shake, brother.
—What is that the more is cut off of
both ends the longer it gets? A ditch.
Now what is it that the more you cut off of
both ends the shorter it get*. One of
Harry Green's cigars. But the shorter it
gets the sweeter the smoke.
—We can inform the citizens of Belle
fonte and vicinity, it is rumored that a
branch of a large Boston Clothing House
it going to open in Bellefonte or vicinity.
We wish Bellefonte would be the lucky
place. Come along! Bellefonte is able
to support a concern like this.
—One af the most astonishing achieve
ments of modern medical science was the
successful removal of the 112 pound lum<>r
from the body of Mrs. Louisa Orner, of
Blancbard, this county. The lady is doing
well, and we have been informed by or.e of
her neighbors that indications point to a
long and pleasant life for her.
—We notice that our handsome young
friend, Mr. Claud. B. Linn, of Williams
port, was captured the other day, by one
of tha attractive damsels of that city. We
regret that we have lost the name of the
lady, but we tender our congratulation
nevertheless, with the most ardent hope
that this union of congenial hearts may be
one of unalloyed happinestand prosperity.
The married couple will settle at Grand
Rapids, Michigan, where Mr. Linn ex
perts to embark in business.
—The Ladies' Mite Society which meet*
once in two weeks ha* become one of the
pleasant social institutions of the town. It
is ostensibly a society formed by the ladies
of tha Presbyterian Church to collpct by
tmall and convenient contribution* a fund
for worthy object*, but bat really been
made the mean* of social entertainment of
others, irrespective of secular division, to
<H>mmlng*e in most joyous and friendly re
lation*. We have attended one or two of
these parties and will vote all tho time for
auch gathering* of the people, where all
feel upon an equality and free from the for-
BielltlM of more pretentious assemblies.
—ln no country in tho world is Micro as
littlo attention paid to marriage, except
in tho performance of tho ceremony iUelf,
at in our own. Thero I* absolutely no
safeguard, legally insisted upon, to prevent
a minister, unacquainted with tho parlies,
from performing this most •acred rite, for
applicant* totally inolligibie. The many
disastrous termination* of marriages con
summated in this manner is evidence suf
ficient that a marked chango is needed.
That parties interested may bo put in
possession of all facts bearing upon tho
case, tho intention of tho parties to enter
into this contract, that is understood to be
binding for life, should bo publicly an
nounced! either from tho pulpit, or, if
that bo impracticable, through tho press.
Tho multiplicity of divorce* granted, tho
innumerable cases of desertion, the into),
erable domestic unhappiness and tho num
erous hearts broken by unhappy marriages,
would be decreased, to say nothing of the
additional reverence entertained by all for
tho hymeneal state, which is now looked
upon as a of pleasure, to bo
entered in haste, and as quickly disposed
of, as soon as any of the cares and respon
sibilites, incident to it, are found to be
irksome, or to requiro more of an effort to
attend to than was anticipated. Practical
ly speaking when any reason exists for
secrecy, valid objections can be filed to
the step being taken at all ; and to have
the matter accorded tho prominence it do.
sorves we submit these views, assured of
the correctness of them forcing its way
into more hearts than one, and if acted
upon can guarantee a more general proper
appreciation of the sacredncss of troths
—Tho roads have been very bad for the
past week, and travel has been much im
peded by the mud. And now it is u good
tiino to say that we heard a practical man
discussing this subject of roads few d\s
ago. He said that no better investment of
money could be made by this or any other
town than to make all the main roads for
several mile* from the borough smooth
and hard, so that mud should never trouble
the traveler. A farmer will ordinarily
prefer to drive ten miles over a good road
to trade rather than go six in the mud.
Then, too, the wear and tear on horse*,
harnesses and wagon* aro items to be con
sidered. It is claimed that money spent
on the public highways i* a liettcr invest
ment than a like sum put into railroad
slock. Within the last quarter of a cen
tury railroads have been improved so us
to almost double the rule of speed of tho
cars, with increased safety to passengers ;
smooth pavements take tho place of cobble
stones in the cities, but very little practical
improvement has been made in country
i roads. Lt Supervisors study the subject
jof making highways. We can afford to
have g r **l road* up here among the moun*
1 tains a well as tho farmers who cultivate
the sandy loam of Bucks and lterks coun
A little boy, whose tattered garments
attested the jioverty of bis parents, was
seen standing on the pavement in front of
the court house, on Saturday evening, cry
| ing bitterly, lie replied, when asked as
, to what was wrong, "Oh, ppa Is drunk
again, and I am waiting hero to go with
j him home, for you know it is so dark
where we live that he never would find it
alone." He refused to accept any offer of
assistance, but stood there as Heaven's
messenger to conduct the inebriated pa
rent to a home where squalid want main
tained full sway, crushing the life out of
an atfeelionate wife and loving children.
—lt is not customary for us to partic
ularly praise any of our pel institutions,
but feel obligated to slate that Bellefonte'*
orchestra stands pre-eminent among the
many good ones of Central Pennsylvania.
The members are, individually, musicians,
that are acknowledged experts in the per
formanee of their espeelal parts. Laurels
were added to their crown of rejoicing, in
acknowledgement of their eicellent play
ing at the Y. M. C. A. entertainment on
last Thursday night. Their proficiency is
the result of rontinu*d effort to excel.
Another lecture course is one pf the
possibilities of the immediate future. Num
ber of entertainments, eight, to h given
br the H<dlrfi>nte Orchestra assisted bv
other home talent, in the lecture room of
the Y. M. C. A. Ha*on tickets, two dol
lars, fund to he used in purchasing a piano
for the use of the Association. As but
two hundred are to he disposed of it will
be necessary for you to speak quickly.
Our friend, Mr. F. P. Oreen, can give full
A letter address**! Mr. W. I). Smith,
Fleming, Pa., is held for proper postage.
The writer cut the stamp from a tampd
enttlnp*, and affixed it to the letter in
question. Another to be sent to Mr.
Howard liarr, Atlantic, lowa, is not
stamped at all. One has ben rereived ad
dressed Pcnna. Mining Co., Bellefonte.
As no such firm la at present doing busi
ness here the letter await* a claimant.
—D. O. Oanoe, the Taylor township
justice of the peace, who some time ago
was brought to Bellefonte, and in default
of bail imprisoned, was after a short in
carceration released upon furnishing prop
er security ; last week his bondsmen hand
ed him over to the authorities stating be
wa* preparing to decamp. The way of
tha transgressor is hard.
—A life preserver! "'Bines' Syrup of
Tar, Wild Cherry and Hoarbound."
Price 26 cent* per bottla.
TIIK MII.LIKKN LAW SUIT.— Tho hill In
equity filed in tho Court of Common Pleas
of Centra county, by Mist Clsrn V. Milli
ken against ber uncle, James Milliken, to
obtain possession and control of her estatn,
reached tho first stngo in lis adjudication
this week. At a prior hearing tho car"
had been argued by able counsel on both
tides, and .Judge Mayer read the opinion
and decrees of tho court from tho hunch on
Inst Tuesday, it will he teen thai in this
preliminary proceeding tho court continue*
the injunction and appoint* Mr. John I'.
Harris, cashier of the First National Hank,
receiver for tho ertate, until there can ho
a final dlrporilion of the care after a hear
ing before a master in chancery. In all
probability there will, however, bo an ap
peal to the supreme court of the Slate. The
earn has excited Considerable Interest in
our midst, aud we therefore deem it projicr
to lav tho opinion und decrees of the court
before our readers.
OPINION OP TIIK COURT.
CLARA V. MII.LIKKN, j In the Court of
. Common l'leas of
| Centre county.
JAMKH MII.LIKKN. i in Equity.
Clara Y. Milliken, the plaintll!', was the
owner of a large amount ol real and per
sonal estate, and on the 2dd day <>f April,
1881, executed and delivered to .las. Mil.
liken, tbe defendant, a deed of trust grant
ing and conveying to him ail of raid r.-al
(•slate and personal property. By the pro
visions of laid deed she diverted herself of
her entire estate, both real an.l personal,
upon the trusts set fo-gli therein ; that is
to say, that the said trustee shall pi null
and sutler the said cestui que tru-t to tiave,
hold, use and enjoy tbe said real estate, or
any part thereof, during Iter natural life*
time, hut ill tare she shall not cbooso to
occupy the same, then the raid trustee is
to let ilie said real estate, and to manage,
invest and keep Invested the moneys und
personal estate, rents nnd income in mort
gages, public sin ks or loans, or in the
purchase ol real estate as the said trustee
illsV deem prudent, for/ without the sou/
trustee bring liable pert -natty or in hit
jinrole estate for any he# which may
aap)M>n to ac< rue tor or I.) reason of any
such investment, and to p*y over to such
crsti (l que Irutl, from time to lime, the
(tear yearly income should the same h"
It is further provided, that in case the
said (.'Urn Y. .Milliken should at any tune
marry, and do< leaving any child or chil
dren, or the Issue ola child, surviving
her, th<n and in that ease that the laid
trustee shall and will grant and convey
Ili# mid c—laie, both teal and personal, to
and for the use of such child or ( hlldr. n
of the -aid CUra as shall Iheli have at
tained or shad itien-aft. r attain the age of
twenty-one years. And in car-of the de
cease of the said Clara Y. Miliikcn, un
married, or married without leasing any
lawful child or children, or lawful l-sue of
-nid thtld <>r children as may U>deaii, then
tbe said trustee shall and will grant and
convey all tho real estate Inherited from
her mother l the brothers and sister# of
her said mother, their heirs and assigns,
and the retnaind'-r of said estate, both real
and personal, shall lie conveyed to the
brothers and sisters of her father, their
heirs and assigns—being Samuel Milliken,
•lame-'M illik'-n, the defendant, and Marion
Tbe deed further provides, that the said
trustee, by and with the consent and ap
proval ol the laid rrstui que trust, may sell
and dispose of said real estate, and lb
proceeds of such sale t„ he r-In vested by
said trustee and held upon the same trusts
and for the same use* and purjc#e# as are
declares) and vlpressed in Said deed. And
it provides, also, that the said deed may be
revoked, altered and changed by the said
eetu i que trust by and with the consent of
tbe said trustee.
Tbe plaintiff has filed her hill against
the defendants, Jame* Milliken and Robert
Yalentine, in which she prays that the
said James Milliken be restrained by
special injunction now, and perpetual
hereafter, from selling, assigning and
transferring any of the securities, invest
ments, or other personal property now in
hi* possession, or under his control, by
virtue of said deed of trust, or in any
manner meddling therewith That Robert
Yalentine he restrained by special injunc
tion from paying a note of six thousand
dollar* due to Janus Milliken, February
4lh, 1882, being part of said personal es
tate. That a receiver he appointed to re
ceive and lake possession of all the securi
ties, moneys and personal pr<q>erly now in
the possession and under the control of
said j.lam# Milliken, under and hy virtue
of said deed of trust and that he, the said
James Milliken, b enjoined to deliver and
pay over to the said receiver ail such se
curities, moneys and personal property ;
and that the court decree a cancellation of
said deed of trust.
Tbe bill of the plaintiff avers:
"Firsf—That #h" it a citizen of the
commonwealth of Pennsylvania; that she
was burn in the borough of Bellrfoate, on
the 11th day of April, A. D IM0( that
her mother, who wa* a daughter of the
late George Yalentine, died on or about
the 12th day of June, when your
oratrix was a little over flvn years and
two months old.
'• Second —That her father, the late M.
T. Milliken, died on or about the oth day
of September, 1871, when this complain
ant was of the age of eleven years, lour
months and twenty-five days.
" Third— That her father bad duly made
and published his last will and testament,
hearing date the 21slday of thetuh month,
A. D. 1870, which was, after his death,
duly probated on the 16th dav of Heptem
br, 1871, and entered of record in Centre
county, in will book "C," page 401, Ac ,
whereof he appointed her uncles, Samuel
Milliken and Reuben It Valentine, execu
tors, and wherein he also appointed her
said unrlea guardians of your oratrix ;
which aaid last will and testament is here
with printed in appendix, marked exhibit
"A," to which she beg# leave to refer and
have taken a* part of this bill.
'•Fourth— Trial her said uncle, Reuben
B. Valentine, died on or about tbe 20th
day of November, 1871, two months and
nineteen day* after tbe death of her father,
leaving the said Samuel Milliken sole sur
viving executor of her father's will, and
sole surviving testamentary guardian of
"Ftfth— That after her mother's death,
on the 12th day of June, 1886, she lived
with her father during hit lifetime, whose
family waa composed of his mother, Nancy
M. KOCH) , hia sister, Marion L. Milliken,
himself and your oratrix.
"Sixth —That alter her father's death
she continued to have her home with ber
grandmother, the said Nancy M Reed,
and her aunt, tbe eaid Marion L. Milliken,
until she arrived at the eg# of majority,
nnd until her grandmother's death in Octo
ber, 18H1, except onlv when she was absent
attending school HIICJ some six month* du
ring the summer of 1881, when on a lour
"Srrenth — That during the time she had
her home with her said grandmother and
nutit, lu-r uncle, Jamea Milliken, arid one
of the said defendants, spent a considerable
part of the time there a* NII inmate und
member of the family.
"Eighth —That during her minority, her
testnno-nlary guardian, the said Katnucl
Milliken, her uncle, had sole charge and
control of her estate, and also superinten
ded and directed her education in connec
tion with her uncle, the said Jumcs Mill),
"ATn/A—Thnt during her minority she
hud personally very little knowledge or
information us to the nature, kind and
amount of her estate, nor ol the provisions
of her father's will, the satiio never having
i been shown to her, nor tbe contents thereof
j made know n to her by either of her said
| uncles, or any one else, und that she never
until recently taw cither the will or a copy
'•Tenth —That it short time before, or
UIHIUI the time she arrived at the age OL
[ twenty-one \ ears, on the 111h day of April,
J 1881, her guardian ami uncle, the said
Samuel Milliken, Inlonm-d her ti.it he was
| unwilling to continue in the charge and
i i are of her properly and estate, and ndviscl
i tn-r to gel lu-r uncle James Milliken to
i ikn the core and management thereof."
! These averment* are substantially ad
i milled by defendant in hi* answer.
The bill further charges that after the
l had been advix-d by her uncle, Samuel
; Milliken, to get her uncle, JBRU-I Miliikcn,
! to take the care and management of h-r
estate, she did request James Milliken to
lake the care and management of it as hrr
mirtit : that at the solicitation and through
j the importunity of her uncle,.l aim-* Milli
ken, she mad.- a voyage to Europe, and
. shortly before starling on said voyage, and
I twelve days after she reached her majority,
the said Jano - Milliken employed counsel
and had the deed of trust prcparc-d ; that
when the said docd of trust was pre) ar.-d
; und ready for execution, he brought it to
her and read it over once, ami undertook
to explain its provisions ; that he stated
(hat such a pap<-r was necessary to provide
for any contingency that might hap;*-n
during her voyage to Europe and return,
and that if she got bai k safely slo* could
• bange, alter or revoke it at pleasure ; that
-he did li-t understand the nature and
effect of lb*, deed from hi reading and ex
planation of it, and that )( she had under
stood it, she would not have executed it :
that she believed what defendant told her,
that she was simply constituting t .in her
agent, and that she was disp SII g of h>-r
property hy will, providing f..r the contin
gency of h--r death before her return from
Europe ; that she was not advised hy coun
sel, and nly bad the advice of her uncle,
'die said James Millik'-n; that before ami
sfter ill" execution of said deed, the *ld
trustee said she could revoke n at any tiin<-,
*nd was willing she should do so, until
recently, when he refused to assent In its
| cancellation ; that the said dcc-d was not
; recorded for more than eight mont-.s after
! its execution, and not until aller sl e hud
made a demand f r it, or a copy ther- f;
; that sh" has never le-cn shown a full state
ment of her p-rsonal estate, nor doe# she
know of what it consists; tha* the trustee
has declined to answer he r inquiries < n the
These averments are verified by the affi.
davit of the plaintiff, and a, to her aver
ment that #b did n<l understand the
nafure and effect of the paje-r she had
j executed, she is corroborated by the affi
davit of her aunt, Mary II J Yalentine.
These latter averments of the bill are in
the main denied hy tbe defendant in hi*
answer, which on tho hearing is to be
considered a* an affidavit H'cirren cisn/
Franklin Eailroad (k. vs damn /-and
' and Improvement Co., cut /'a St., 2 s .
| The following averments of the hill are
j established hy the affidavits
\ That after her father's death and during
i her minority, the plaintiff lived with her
grandmother, the mother of defendant, her
aunt, a sister, and the defendant; that one
of her uncles, the brother cd defendant,
< was her testamentary guardian, who had
i charge of her estate, and that he, in con
! neclioo with James Milliken, the defend
ant, sut*rinlended and directed her edura
; lion ; that her estate was taken charge of
' hy her uncle a* guardian, and that she had
] hitle knowledge cd its character and
, amount; that the deed of trust was exe
i c-uteci twelve day* after attaining her ma
jority, and just prior to her starting for a
voyage to Europe, in eomjasny with James
Milliken, the defendant ; that the execu
tion of the dec-d was procured hy the ad
view of Samuel Milliken and tbe said
James Milliken, the defendant, both uncle*
and beneficiaries under the deed ; that she
| did not have the advice and assistance of
i legal counsel in regard to the provision* of
I said deed, but whatever explanations and
advice she received were given by the
trustee, Jam's Milliken, and that on the
happening of a certain contingency—the
death of the plaintiff without issue—her
uncles, Samuel Milliken and James Milli
ken, the tiustee, would be large beneflci
i arie# under said deed.
Tbe other material allegation thai, hy
the execution of the deed, plaintiff bo-
Heved she was constituting James Milli
ken her agent, and that she could revoke
or alter at any time said deed, is denied in
the affidavit of defendant.
I* there sufficient in the allegations of
the bill and the affidavit* to justify the
court in granting present relief to the
plaintiff? It may tie conceded that the
de'endant sustained such a relation to the
plaintiff that be.could exert an Influence
over her. Bhe had lived in hi# mother's
family, of whieh defendant was an inmate,
from Infancy. Her mother had died when
she was very young, and her father died
when she was but eleven years old. Her
estate and her education were under the
charge and control of her uncle and guar
dian, Bamuel Milliken, and the defendant;
so that, to some extent, the defendant
stood t's* loen parentii to the plaintiff. Un
der these circumstances, the principles
upon which a court in eq-iißk act* are
well stated in the case of Areher r*. /Ind
ian. 7 Heaven 461. A niece, two month*
after she came of age, and after her guar
dian had fully accounted to her, entered
into a voluntary se urity for her uncle, hy
whom she had been brought up, and who
was considered by the court a* standing ir*
loco parentis. I/ord Langdal*, in deliver
ing the opinion of the court, observed :
"Nobody ha ever asserted that there can
not he a pecuniary transaction between a
parent and a child, the child being of age ;
but everybody will affirm in this court,
that If there bo a pecuniary transaction
between a parent and child just after the
child attain* the age of twenty-one years
and prior to what may be called a com
plete emancipation, without any benefit
moving to the child, the prenmptinn is
thnt an undue influents has been exereuted ;
and that it is the duly and tbe business of
tba party who endeavors to maintain such
transaction to show that that presumption
is adequately rebutted."
Tbt same principle ti staled by Justice
I ranki v in Iht ri inr/htn'tt Appenl. ft Norrht
i 518. "< tn it,i, n ,. ar con (taction be
i tween tlm parties in many relations, the
i transaction in itself |# considered to suspi-
I cimia a# to call the burden of proof upon
I the pcraon who seeks to up|Krl it, to show
i that ha ha taken no advantage of hi in
l tlucncnor knowledge, arid that the arrange
titant i fair and conscientious."
To tha same ■ H. < t tha ~f Green
field • Estate, s Harris .vm;, in wblab .In
tico Hell, who delivered the opinion of the
j court, aaya, in speaking of transactions be
j tween perron* standing in th aitualion of
V""i guardian* or Confidential advisers:
I "Other Mthorttlw, where ti„. tranentlnn
i* one of contract and rale, conceding that
jit may not Ire absolutely void, ipso far to,
throw ujeui the agent the burden of e.Uh
fishing it* perfect fairness and adequacy,
and that it war the deliberate act of the
confiding party, after being fully informed
of tile rights, i merer In and duties, arid put
ii|>on hir guard against even the suggestion*
of his own inclinations."
We cite those cares to rhow that the hur
den of proof i* thrown upon the defendant
of rurtairiilig the validity of till* deed. Thir
care can only he determined on a final
\ hearing before the nia-lc-r, when all the
j evidence liar been submitted. We will
riot undertake in this preliminary hearing
to parr ii|e.n the validity of thir deed of
lru-l That will have to be dc-term inc-d
wh-n the < are is heard before a tuarler, and
come* into court for a tlnal decree. We
only decide now that, under the affidavits
presented, we think it ira case catling f<>r
our interposition until the rights of the
'parties cao be finally settled.
And now, March 14th, IWJ, this cause
••ani" on to be heard and war argued by
counsel, and thereupon, upon considera
tion ther<eif, it is ordered, adjudged and
decreed that the injunction heretofore
granted be continued.
And it is further ordered, adjudged and
decreed that John I' Harris,of Bellefontn,
I'a . be ap|ioirited receiver, with full (rower
and authority to receive and take pn*re*.
rion of all the securities, moneys, and per
sonal property now in the possession and
under the control of the raid defendant,
•fame* Milliken, under and by virtue of
raid deed of trust, and to take possession,
care, control and management of raid real
estate, conveyed to raid daoies Milliken,
by raid deed of trust, until flnal bearing
The raid receiver before entering upon th"
duties of hir appointment to give a bend
:n the rum of eighty thousand doliarr,
with two sufficient suretias, to be approved
by one of the law judge# of ihe court, con
ditioned for the faithful care and manage
ment and accounting of raid moneys, re.
| entities and (e-rronal properly, and rent#
and income of raid real estate Said fetid
to la- filed with the clerk of the court
And It it further ordered that the raid
.lainer Milliken deliver and pay over to
U( h receiver all teruritier. money* and
: [arronal property which be holds and has
in hir possession, or under hir control, un
j der and by virtue of raid deed of trust.
C A MATE*, P. J
Jxo II Oavia, A L. J.
Ui nsKsiit ao, March 0, 1882
Mr. EDITOR: Kor some time we have
; fies n reeding in • ur h* a! papers the reports
of small game hunters, and were surprised
i to find that the name of the real champion,
with the number of animals slain by him,
bar not yet been published. Master John
K. ilarter, who lives two miles west of
1 Robersburg, is the champion of Centre
county. He having shot, during last sea
; son, sixty five gray and black squirrels,
nl including "Pines,"or" Reddle#,"' which
would swell the number to a hundred or
mnr*. Deride the above, Johnnie occa
sionatly draws on the county treasury for
| bounty on scalps of animal* on which pri
, < -• are set, hut does not compete for the
i hampionsbip in that line. It might be
| added that Johnnie's "weapon" is a single
sm.xith bore rifle, an heirloom in the fami
; y, having once been the property of bis
great grandfather, (Henry Meyer, who
was one of the first pioneers of the valley,)
j and is undoubtedly, over a hundred years
; old ; it has been through sit States of the
! Union, and has brought low, many a
j prairie chicken, plover, Ac., white on the
wing, on the great plains west of the Great
Father of Waters, and Johnnie thinks it
j is just as g'ad as it Is old.
Yours truly, T. P. M.
A young Mr. Lore, of Liberty town
ship, who was working upon the new hotel
at Uresson, met with sudden death on Mon
day last by the scaffold failing upon which
he was working His body parsed through
this place on the Friday morning train, on
it* way to Howard, were it was met by his
sorrowing friends, and conveyed to Nilta
ny Hail, his former home for burial. We
have hern unable to learn the details of
the sad accident.
Look at these Ladies, I)o you see
how sweetly they smile? Yes; and they
have Kissed each other, too. Did they
kiss because they Love each other T No.
they do that because they can find nothing
better to kiss. Do men kiss when tbey
meet ? No. Why ? Because Iboy can
find something better to kiss.
—Our young friend, Mr. J. L Bchaffer,
of Zion, showed his genial face within our
sanctum walls on Saturday. Mr. 8. is one
of our roost efficient teachers and we are
pleased to know that he is succeeding ad
mirably this term.
—Our Iriend, Mr. K. D. Keen,of Mill
beim, has been assigned a charge by the
conference of the Evangelical church.
Kev. Keen will be gracious enough to ac
cept our hearty congratulations.
—I was reduced to the verge of the
grave with Leucorrhtra Uterine Catarrh
and Amenorbma. PKRUNA cured. Mrs.
A. W. Jackson, Pittsburg, Pa.
—Ladies', misses' and children's dol
mans and coals its endteas variety and very
cheap at tbe Bee Hive.
—Spring and Bummer season, 1882.
Woolen stock now complete. Early or
14-tf MOHTUOVIRT A Co., Tailors.
—I bad Chronic Catarrh for years,
I'sat NA cured it. I. Btrasburger, Pills
A WOULD OK Gwiii.—One of the mott
popular medicine) now before the Ameri
can public, ia Hop Hitt"m. Yu aee it
everywhere. I'eople take it with g >od ef.
feet. It build* them up. It ia not a
pleuaent to the U#t* H , ,„ mg other Hitter#,
it ia not a wbiakoy drink. It ia more
like the old-fathioned bone-aet tea, that
baa done a world of good. If you don't
fee) juat right, try Hop Bitter*.— Suruta
—That perfect baking and cooking atove,
the "I'ioneer," i* tor rale only by Wilton,
McFarlane A Co. All auperfluoua orna
mentation ha) been di#penaed with to #e
curo a Ant-el*.l kit# hen atove. For weight,
atiength and durability it cannot be ur
paticd. In pure-bating tbia ttove you arc
riot paying f>r nickle trimming# and beau
tiful flnith, but you are getting what i* far
'"•lter and what you need in a good cook
ktove—a good, reliable baker and cook.
—You can i>a*e from 100 to 200 f-er
cent, on a good dren, from 100 to 300 yr
cent, on a auit, from 3# to 100 per cent. < n
a pair of )h'"-, and in everything that you
need you wol find it to your intereet to
buy your god where you get them at
Ant co#t. LTO* A Co.
—1 he very bett production that can IK!
bad from firtt clatt ttock and etcellent
workmantbip in boot* and #hoe), at price)
no higher than common eattcrn iratb, are
now open and for tale by S.iA. Loeb.
l.yon A Co., are timing out their
entire iUk of dry good#, clothing, boon
; and #hoes at cott, in order io quit the bu#i
Lace#, fringe#, glmpt, button#, Ac., in
rll the lalctl d#igni and at unrivaled
price*, at the Bee Hive. P
Ladie* c<iaU, jeck-tt, dolman#, circu
lar* and ultterettet, in cnrileaa virion.
• tyli-* and col rt, and | rn e# lower lb*-
elwwbere at S, A A Let. .
Orphans' Court Sale.
I N accordance with an order of the
le| 1 uil l' - ! tr r nw't. 11.-r- 11l W.t
|#t-HM"I lit ptthllc Ml' . </t# tb* <#t>
Saturday, th* ]Nh aj March next.
*1 1 o'rb#*k, I* M . the 1 Hawing liftn'*d real e*uu
lb* property ,4 **rr,u 1 VntUk, iaU i#f *a4k*
UiVßtt l|i, dw *er 1, Ul it
All thai certain riu-t-nage. tenement
and Ttftd * l**r#<3 Mtaate it. VI alker ion natnp, t*r*m#d
'<t ntl tie-' I !'• 1 •*• f lln the \t#l|i t Üb4 <>f
th* It K \irM,|t. <h*aa*d . lh<\ l*|,d . f
"he "hi N0lel Yntuvk • |,r) |**m SMlth by
I lktil d Im. IlirkwJ lie f(e Utt. Oir<4lft Ohl
it fl, and M c#t If lunde | I#. fg Ffld'cy— tr
e R.MiIITV a' LIT> AMI <t\K lllMjirii AM)
KIFIV I Mt f 111.-* r*at Kf,n*Lf th* r i t. f retted *
frame |i>iiitig llouke. Bank luii#. taJ olbef <at
Al-o, all that meetingc, tenement.
and 1r/t <1 l,at#l utaat* m aluu, bunded and <)<*-
r nt#*d II <#! r, the- S<flb Ml I*e#t I y Ut>4l <f
It** heln >' k B \Uritie 4er' d, attd hnr of ||.
Bre k r|#i ff. !•#'*. ' S##uth 1 i lunJ* ■ t Iwuir Hltile;
W#l I,J ittnii .f Kamnel Y'-ofltk Ikivl* dnirtltiMt
- •it.faji.iMr ThM I At 81- AMI IIFTI -MM H
I I'kKL'llfc,*. he-*J ItictfUle, Ihefwifl rrerle-d a T*4iltiL
7 rem f.r Mtx.—- t e third In hitnl rm r t.f
t wale nt>d Oi' to* it# t ¥ # ,ui at#final ) laymen •
tbefmiflef V It# t#r MHtthd If bud at)it
Hioftflje tltl lb ("'Bileei
" "4 JXO 1* YKARtCR. AdniuMritor.
#i £w .. T *aw • ' V - I.•r> a f cut
QOO 'it ft~ Addrea. li lUKLETT A <X) r<n.
l*r#4. Main*. Ib y
HV virtue of a writ of Fieri Fa
'li. InnH out eif the of CottttnoVi Tleaia
of tvr.tr# QWMHjr, * r,< ' <t 11 *' t **'t, Ihir* vfl! t#e
at imhlir sale to the Uit llr nee, IB Belle#
Saturday, March 26, A D. 1882,
and 1.1) o'rlorl, I* M . Uie Mloting deerlM real
eute of the ilelflKtaOt U> arjt
AH that CERTAIN Lt or OCO of GROUND
aitnnte J#arl In the treoogh of B*llefc# te and part li>
h|wlfg ln rehip, hmodwi ai d 4e*rrlt*4 a# folkma :
On the i #*rtl* lj M illcer lUt>k elftel, on the tail t.y
||(#lme at reel, #n the nontb by fchy and on the neft
l.t lot of llenrt be he*, frontinc on *a4 Wlllour lUrk
atrr-et bO feet and attending lw<k I' 0 fe<et t a* id
alley. Thereon etx ted a ta -*t#Ty frame
h #noe. itahle and cfl.ee cuibDltdlhfi Mod, tak# u
In ea#< ntlon and to he aokl a* tha j ro|*:tt of Jt*hn
TKIIMR CA#H.—NO DEED will bcacknowl
*d(J until til* h*— m<m*j I# tU4 Ik full.
T J DUNK EL, Sheriff.
'• OAo*. IMldokt*, Pn., Mnt C, l*#i
Orphans' Court Sale.
I>RILSUANT to an order of the Or
-1 phaaa* fVsrt of Centra wmaty. there nl|| l>e rt
t>'#*ed to |Ht#hc aale <• the |#remiaaa. tn College bal -
Thursday, the 30<A of March next,
at 1 o'rlork. T M.. the 4earri#ed real eatatf,
late the pfi|i*ty of Johfe C Brkker. dereaaed
AH THNT RERTAIN IrRT or of LAND
attnafe In Onllef* to tiahip. t oonntr, . Utit.4-
ed and dearrilved aa irdlona . Beginning at nhtte oak
mrner on lure of Henderan heira . thence north
r-at lid hlO |*er* hea to a ml * tbenr* e tttlt tt|°,
122 jierchea to a put, then e emih tkV°. ureal lit
perrhea to a alone; theme m#tib t'v| 0 , IU3
l#erc bea to the plaee of beginit)f->erlataißg
80 ACRES and 26 PERCHES.
more or leaa. Tbetwm eye*ted a PR klf K IIOCSK
and RARR and cmtbnildtnfa. and ha* in# alar, a urell
of (pood eatet. there hefng t* aald land an excellent
orchard of choice frail treea I bla land la In a (ugk
aUte of rnltleatton. ia located In a Ibrluinf mnattni#
ly, la near to diarrhea and arhoola, and en (ha whole
la a awad Aeeiraht* farm.
Txava or RiLL-OnaibN of par'hea* money eaah
on o#nttrnation of aala. one-third in one year there
after and the remaining one-third to remain charged
on the land n* dower. tie Inteeeel to he |M to the
weh.w annually, and at her death the principal to ho
paid to th hHn of J,#i< C|Srick*V. d-uwd. tk*
bfrnwl p.i m*t. to h* wt*4 ta#
lb* |.r*ml-*#. Tb |mn h***t will V* rvqutml ••
put In n#R r#at. of Ini r*. m*nl v n m n*tit
U .1 ruk < C. MICIDKI. HKICKKK.
Al'rt 4. BK. 1.1. kof ) C ITIRIN. IW'J
TC 1* EON P* R OJ . hen. R*NNLW worth B
Ww' 10 WuU nw. Addrnt A. ITIKKIH * 00,
iWtUnd. ¥.,. Ik \y
IN the mttler of the wwigned mtate
of JOUR W KLTOU*: Ik tbr Onart of (VnMk
Klon of Ooktr* muni*. I# It JU'|T,IMn
The undor#igno<d, kudllor, kppoiniM by
tbo Ooktt to mob* dMtlhottnk of tb* food to lb#
hood# of tb* <OT|w* O* *bnk by bl# )< RW# wwnkl
#ll—l. *lll ott*d to tb* dot!*, ot bta |l| #1
bl* OL—. lo IMMntit*. ok TFUNTF. IM (hot of
MARCH. 10*4 kt 10 VWH A M kt ituHi tuo* U#
| UR oil PKNHN iktwmtod mot otb-BD.
MV H A. N.KEK. Aodltor.
Spring Mills Aoademy.
Summer Be**in of Spring
AOKDOMY will B*(lk M MOR OAT, MM II lb OF
111 kkd til for lovai of Iwmty a..b,
D-wrdln* inkiklbl# Tut fatlbot IkOwmoßok roll
uddron urwlf A H. fvtnVpkl,
Mv Rfi'M MuW. h.