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r1f)'ti!m Cont-e Daily Record.
Vr: Cru:e, Tncndar. Jan. 30.
Tssau of Closing Mails.
P. 0., rnuLn Cmu, Pi., I
Juvt ttet, 18M. J
1r r"r nerlec the mails will arrlrs at and
iart froi Uil eiBca as follows:
i 11 VS.
Sooth and East, ta. Irvlitaton, 10.58 A. M.
Betua anJ We-t, " Meadfllle, 5.13 P. M.
Kurta aod K.WI. ' Carry, S 54
fV-t k1 West, IS A. H.
fn M , Km ami Wnt, SNP.M.
SoiHt, last anU Wl, lu.O A. M.
H. B. BtACKtlOW, P.fM.
PrMcbinx at 11 o'clock A. U., and V
o'clock P. It.
Rit. J. T. Oxtoiir, Pastor.
M. E. CHURCH.
Perries vnry Sabbath at 11 A. M. sod
1( P. It. Sabbath School at wk o'clock
M. Baati Free. A sordini invitation
Mlsndtd to al I.
Get. C. ii. HiiRD. Paitor.
STS. PET BR ANDaUL'S (CATHOLIC)
Mast at 10f a. nt.
VMpara and Bonadlitioa of the Blessed
Bacrame nt at 4 p. m.
Catssbism at I p. in,
JAMK3 DUNN. Paitor.
Tbat the European study of Alchemy,
bow developed in the soienct ol Chemistry,
had III otl.'ln, like ever; thing elie, in
China, i proven by many facts adduced by
the Rev. William A. P. Martin, before the
Oriental Society at its last meeting. The
jTOJv-edlnf, of this moeting bavo jttst been
rnriiishud. Mr. Msrlala is a resident of
Pekin and has given the subject much
thought. The study of Alchemy baa been
In full vigor in China for at least six cen
turies brfore il roade its appearance in Em-
r-'pe- Il first appeared in Europe during
the fourth century, when intercourse with
fi.r Easl had lieceiriesoinevf hot fierjtieut.
It appeared first at Iirzantium and AIoxun
V, where tbe commerce of the Host chief
ly entered, and was suliseqiiently revived in
Europe hy Hie Saracens, whose rnoct famous
school ef Alchemy was at Bagdad, where
there was a conMant intercenriie with East
era Aula. The objects of pursuit In both
the European asiatlo schools of Alchemy
were, Identiciil and two-fold immortality
and gold. In Europe tbe former was the
less prominent, lieoause Ilia people, being
in possession of Christianity, bad a vivid
faith in a future life, to satisfy their long
.lops on that bead.
In each school tliore were two elixirs, the
irreater and the less, and tbo properties as
bribed to them closely correspond. ' Tbe
; Kielples underlying bath system are idon
t;; a'. the composite nature of the metals
nrt their vegetation from a seminal germ.
The means by which the Eastern and West
em alchemists pursued their objects were J
na..l.. . ... S
..roi.jr mi-lineal uirroury ana lead being
, rwivrly ne conspicuous in the laboratories of
the East as mercury and sulphur were in
'those of tbe West. Individuals In both
schools bad the doctrine of a cycle of
changes, lo the course ol which the precious
meti.Ia revert lo their baser elements. Both
led to tbo practice or magical arts and char
latanism. Both schools deal la extravagant
And florid language.
Ox Thursday evening next, Jan. 28th,
I he friends of Rev. C. M. Heard, pastor ol
the M. E. Church of this place, are to make
him a donation visit at the Central House.
Tbe following gentlemen are ibe committee,
with whom contributions may be left H.
C. M'acnter, W. R. Fuller. M. E. Hess. A
bosrd or managers composed of twelve or
Ibe members or tbe society has also been
appointed for the purpose of soliciting con
tributions, providing refreshments, Ac.
Ok Wednesday evening or next week
Mr. King, of Erie, who Is higbly spoken of
.y the press, no a public reerter. will give
readings at the M. E. Church, iu this
place.- It it to be hoped that our eitlznns
will liberally patronize this entertainment.
Tuk Moaday Evening riociubles, at the
Oil Exchange, ara well atteuded by our bi st
Citizens. Last evening ton second one of
the aoasen was held, and the occasion was
a very pleasant one.
A European pnper nys an I'aliun music
publisher has writ'en a wal'z entitled '-Mel
ancboly," CJinp.iaud by .ue Sultan of Tnr!
key. Tbat win be a suitaule tuna fur him
ta waltz out of Turkey to, it bis rebellious
subjects are successful.
Ooi A. P. JH'ncam will please accept
our thanks for copies or tbe Legislative
Wk are indebted to II .n. S. NVwton
I'i tii, l.i; l'on-ri'ioii.il ducmuriila.
OIL CITV COHREM'OJfDElfCE.
On. Citt, Jan. 2C
Tbe oil market which closed firm at $7
on Saturday evening, manifested a little
weakness yesterday, although buyers during
the day asked $7.
Last evening the Arlington minstrels gave
an entertainment at Bascom's Hall. They
have very fair co tps of vocal and Instru
Robson & Co., tbe pioneer hardware firm,
are doing a heavy business at present in
well fixings. Messrs. Porter, Ross and
Gelgle, resident members of the firm, give
their personal supervision to all tbe work
turned out from their shops.
Ormston, Hosey it Co., have nn extensive
assortment of music in stock in addition to
a large lot of books, stationery and periodi
A capitalist is about te erect a large
building on tbe north side of Centre street,
comprising three stores on tbe ground floor,
with commodious publio ball in tbe sec
The land interest on Charley Run are
new asking one-half royalty. We regret
this, as excessive royalty baa done more to
operate against development than many
other causes combined. Surely 25 per cent.
ol the production of a well is ample royalty,
and anything more is a strong Incentive to
those disposed to Invest in oil production,
tu'seek some more sure method ol making
On Friday, Mrs. James McGue, ef Venan
go City, died from heart disease, leaving a
large circle of friends to mourn their loss.
Her exemplary Christian character and
peacelul end proves their loss to be ber
Thb Pittsbnrgb Commerciul, of Satnrday.
has tbe following: "A man named Wil
liam Johnson arrived in tbe city yesterday
by (he way of tbe Allegheny Valley Rail
road. William has resided at Oil City for
sumo months past, and receiving a large
sum of money due bim there, he concluded
to pay a visit to the City or Smoke, as be
termed IL Well be arrived, ns stated,
seme time during yesterday forenoon, and
for tbe first time strolled along the banks of
tbe Allegheny river. An hour or so after
wards, he r turned to the depot, when be
was accosted by two individuals who in
turn grasped him by tbe heal and after
warmly shaking it asked kirn what
train be bad come down on. He replied
on tbe morning train and they told him
tbat tbey als had come down on the same
train. They talked about matters and
things at Oil City, and soon tbo two stran
gers became fast friends ol Johnson. They
visited saloons, drank tagctbor, and altor en
hour or so thus spent, parted, Johnson
going towards the depot and the strangers
in the direction of Fifth street.
. In less than an hour afterwards, Johnson,
while seated on Canal street near tbo river,
was approached by three persons the two
strangers whom he met at tbe depot and a
third person whs appeared to have them in
custody. One of lb-m took Johnson asldo
and pretending to be drunk Informed bim
that while iu a store on Fifth Avenue, be
bad fallen agoinst an elegant show case,
the glass of which had been completely de
molished. He bad attempted to "My," but
tbe policeman nabbed bim and bis partner
and took them to tbe watsh bouse. Tbe
proprietor of tbe store where the damage
bad been dnno would let them off provided
tboy paid fifty dollars to repair tbo ease and
the coats. They wanted to return to Oil
City to-day, but unless the money was paid
to tbe policeman who accompanied them,
there was little cbausu of their getting off,
and they wonld have to go to jail. If Job n
son would pay the amount $55 it would
be returned as soon as llioy got hack to Oil
City. Jchnson finally consented to release
them Irom their trouble, and tbe supposed
officer was paid $55. Ho Immed iately de
parted, and soon after the two strangers
started lo get shaved ureparatory to going
back to Oil City. Tbey left Johnaoa sit
ting on Canal street, promising to return
In half an hour. Johnson saw nothing
more of them although he watched eagerly
lor tbein, when every train departed. Late
last evening be informed a geotlemaa at
the depot of tbo tranction, and be was
surprised to lettrn that it was a 'put up job,'
sud that the supposed policeman was a con
federate of the strangers."
A French paper relates tiiat, recently, iu
the south of Franco, a shepherd's doj;, left
in charge ufa flock of sheep, and a little
boy tbree years old, wero suddenly surpiieed
by a largo wolf. The dog did !! lis bravely
but at the time the six pherd cnie to the
rescue be was laid prnU'te hy bis ferocious
assailant. The poor huaat's life was at first
despaired of; but bis maHter, determined lo
save him if possible, bud his le amputated,
and now, Tambour,' with bis three sound
teg and one wooden one, is almost us ac
tive ns ever, nnd trots his leu miles w ith
Hundreds ofinun nre at work gathering
tbe ice etop of the Hudson.
Dsnbnry supports forty-five saloons and
seventeen billiard tables.
Children dressed as cuplds aro a feature
ol New Orleans weddings.
'The Hatttord Coarsnt says there are
any strictly professional gamblers In that
A lond papa In New York forked over
$8,000 to Delmonlco the expense of a par
ty to bring out a daughter.
A better way than to wet both sides of a
postage stamp is to wst neither. Wet the
eorneraof the envelope, and press the stamp
on and It will stick.
A citizen of Rochester, N. Y., hst a ca
nary bird that can whistle Yankee Poodle"
more accurately than any news-boy.
The Olympic Theatre in Detroit was
entirely destroyed ty fire Saturday night.
The loss was $2v,000.
Several officers of the Cuban insurgent
army are in New York for the purpose ol
purchasing arms and amunitions of war.
A new American club has been establish
ed in Rome, with great success. At tbe
first opening seventy members were secured.
In Chicago, Saturday night, Thomas
Stewart, a dissolute bully, shot and killed
Henry Herbert. The murderer was arrested
and committed for trial.
Edward C. Prntow. who committed tbe
bold robbery at tbe Park Bank, New York,
Saturday morning has been committed for
trial without bail. He bails from Albany.
John Dewitt, tbe Chicago pedestrian, at
eleven o'clock Sa'.urJny morning, accom
plished tbe ffht t'f talking one thousand
miles in ore llitns ,nd consecutive hours. for
a wager of five hundred dollars.
Tbe fractional currency issued last week
amounted to $742,000; shipments, $470,
833; national bank currency issued $134
470; smniint in circulation, $2!9, 74S, 76S:
fractional currency destroyed. $572,42S.
Tbo Madrid Cronista lias an article ridj
cnling Cnarles Sumner upon tbe gratuitous
advice be gave, some time ago, to the pro
visional government in reference to tbe in
traduction in Spain or a republic.
The celebrated Stevenson cotton case was
up again Saturday lo tbe United States
District Court at New York, the eouni-rl for
Mr. Stevenson moving for tbe dismissal nf
tbo attachment against bis property. No
decision was reached.
Foreign letters say that Ibe Bnrlingaaie
mission is likely to be more successful in
Paris than in any other plsce.fnrthe Freneb
arc, of all foreigners trading with China and
tbo Asiatic, those against whom native
prejudices nre tbe least pronounced.
The Unite! States District Attorney or
New York has commenced prooeetlinys
against Messmora and tbe other defendants
in the Kentucky bourbon Case, wbo recent
ly forfeited their bonds to the amount ef
twenty-five thousand dollars eaeb by flee
ing Irom New York. Tbe sureties are made
pai tl-.'s to the action.
Jay Gould, of the New York nud Eric
Railroad, and a parly of railroad managers
artived in Louisville Siin!y evening lo
look into railway luattets. They left Sey
mour, the junction of tbe Ohio and Missis
sippi and Jeffersnnville and Iudionapolie
Railroads at S v. H., and arrived at Jeffor
sonviile at 5:58 I'.u. The distance between
Seymour and Jeflersonville is 5(1 miles.
It seems the world may ring with an
author's Inme nud not a sound or it pene
trate bis own borne. In General Wilson's
furthcoming life of Fitz Green llalleck is a
letter from llalleck to blssister, from which
it appears tbat she remained In ipnnrnno
of tbe existence of his world famous Marco
Buzzaris," over six years, although even
periodieal and newspaper had printed It.
nearly every pubiio ball and school roo r
had rung with it, and it bad been translated
into French and modern Greek. Another
instanc e of a similar character is narrated
in the samo volume by General Wilson. A
boy called tbe eldest son ef Sir Walter Scotl
tho "Lady or the Lake." Yenng .Scott,who
had never heard of hie father's poem, con
sidered it an opprobrious epithet, aud at
or.ge attempted to tbrasb bis scboolmiite.but
was bimself severely tbrssbed, greatly to
the amusement of Sir Walter when tbe boy
went borne with a blood)' face and black eye
lo tell Ibe story.
At Danby, III., Thursday evening, Han
nah Wademan, a werthy farmer's handsome
daughter, aged sixteen, was iustantly killed
by tbrewing herseir underneath a moving
train on the Northwestern Railroad. Her
parent's refusal to let her marry a voting
neighbor impelled the suioide.
X'.TK'K. -The Managing Coramilteo of the
Methodist Donation Party are requested to
mevtnt the bousoof n. C. Jarvis, to-morrow
afternoon. T. T. Mn-i- Pma't.
I I'eirolcum Centre, Jan. 2it. - , .
GREAT BARGAINS !
OFF EKED TO THE
Citizen of Prfroleuni Centre !
In the way of
I'SLEirS VARIETY Stn,
35 SPRING STREET,
Cfocka. A splendid assortment at Uhaoff.
Hnta, Cape, liooie and Mi ore. A tanp.
assortment nt REYNOLDS. BKODUKAI) rt'.
No. II Centra Stmt, opposite ths fust UUVe, Oil
Guitar Slrlllgrt. A tart" lot nf the bast
Guitar String thtaiarkat affords, just waived at
Hardware A large assortment of which la
lislnu closed out at reduced rates at REYNOLD,
BKODnEAD CCS, No. It Centra St., i.puaite
ths PoalOfflee. t)il Citr, Pa.
ALisaA This la a newly discovered article) to b
nsed for a hair drenslng, which ia said to b9 anpsil
or to anything of the kind yot pluced before tbe pub
lic. It renders the tviir soft and 2lntT, and will, It
i said, CAitse the hair to crow nn pcdp. whirs h',ve
Ion Incked -urn a cov.-ring. It I not properly a
hair dye. and vet It will so operate on the rant of
tho satae when applied as to restore It to ira origin
al color and luxuriance In a very brief pvrlod ot
time. It fs beyond question, a very Sujiertor thin1,
and will morn than till the cxpectn'lon of any one
who may purr-iowe ;t Svracne I'api r. Try Sew
aril'a I ouli Cti e. It la the let. A. II. MTM'.KU
CO., Wholi aale a:,d Hetnil Drtpjists, Apente for
1'etroieum Centre, ra. eov!3-lm.
B-Mutifu! Slipper l'atlorns nt 4. It). Kinttli's Boot
A Shoe Store. dvcIS-l.'.
ITT FANCY (iOODS, all descriptions, nhole
sa ennd retail, for HoilJuy Presents, at
A. D. MILI-EH A CO. .
t!rieltery For all kinds un to REYNOLDS,
nitoUHKAD 4 O'l4, No. 11 Centra .'trial, np;iu.
she tbo Post Pftlrai, Oil City. Pa.
Jtry ,Boii:lt. a lare stnek at MYXOID.
BKODHEAD CO S. Ni. It Ceutrj St, ofpo.lte
tho Port Office. Oil Cltv, Pa.
t""X,A!!E kMiIds to make aa appiopriatt
p.eaetit, will nud beautiful HMPI'KIl PA TTK'tNs
at A. S. Ml ITU'S Ho ,t k Shoe Stoni daclSif.
lllltn CarS, wnolesale aud retail,
four d'Oere'it at) lee to arrive this week, nt
A. P. MI I. LEU & CO.'H
l,SOO rolia WALL PAPE-t received this day al
A. D. MIU.Ktt A '(&
Sew Flour, Feed and Ci-ncarr
3. S. I'll iTIIt::t,
AttheOI.D HANK HU' I.' I.N'?. ON MtfN-ST,
oppoaite tbo McClintock !lou. , has n ha--d a
larao nnd fl-.st class stock of V 'on Feed nnd
Groceries which ha Is e lmic a a fi; iro
Don't forget the p'.-ie'- -viierft . i? o t n
A Company broke up. .i .'. J.
Jf.full and etamlui ihj It n-u imeut "f
SI.IrM KU PAm:r.::s at A. B. Smlr.'a A v
Snou Siura dot lfi tt
CAN'AUY mitD (
ala an I M ill, nt A D
t tl nom f-v.o. whfl'e
' .'. i'it . ( ' 4.
V In U - a-a rtnietr ,
A $ Siuiih'14 IVo .v ;
1 r ii s..v ;
' H OTS it
DIAUlKfor SlOat V U Mll.l.r.U . Cit.
CfteOC'H, of ev-T7 oim ty in1 ti'-i.:ri;:t:en, HI
RBY.'fUIJ)-. il !O04li VD CJ'1. N i. 11 l
Mrevt, rppO V tin! t' O., '11 City, I'a.
I-;xclior Itilli.ird Pui ior.
To enjoy a du!lf.''it!'iil and niiWrt came ot niltUids,
coti A i) Knrnham's Kasliionati t ltilllu'd I'ar
lrr.i. mi Wntfl.ltpftun Hrrrct. next il-n- to tin, t-rwh.
ester llone 'l'lie-e Par.,irs am within a ehott die-
tmtceof most of tlie principal lioiola in Petroleum
Centra, may 0 tf.
PAPER AND ENVELOPES at A. D. WJLLER
& CO 'S.
THE best place Is town to g.it a pair of I!oot
made of the best StwU, that will wear wi ll, and
warranted tn fit, ia at S, A, I'lantc'a fash
ionable Boot Uliop, Wash'nKton Street, Petroleum
Centre, Pa. !lva him a trial. . aepio tf.
WHEAT FIELDS AND STOCK RAN
CID is I have Itancbos or Farms for side, through
out CALIFORNIA, In tracts or One Hundred
Acres np to Twenty Thousand. Terms to suit pur
chasers. These lands will grow Thirty flva to Fifty
Bushels of Wheat to the Acre, with ordinary farm
ing, aud a Volunteer Crop of Twai.ty.Flvo bushels
Jay-Corre:ondcn:c Solicited. Address HENRY
McKKNTY, Dcalor iu Real Entitle, Office 304
Montjonifry Slrcct. Han Francisco, Cat. jantlj.
OPERA HOUSE !
PETROLEUM CENTRE. I'A.,
For One Night Only !
Wednesday live. .Ian. 27th,
FROM ARLINGTON HALL, CHICAGO,
t'l diT the immediate direction of
The Western Comet !
ID. TL.. MORRIS,
Tbo Great liiilcb Comedlun,
D. W. COLLINS,
Tbo Original ''Happy Old
The Charming Prima Donna
Till. SAUvIXI) IIH0S.,
The Talented English Mnsiciani,
The Great Tenor,
The Pleating Vocalist,
SlTl'ORTED BY FIFTEEN OF T1IK
; MOST TALEXTKB 1'EUFORMKR.S
IN THE PROFESalON
ttJT A Imiaalon 5J ccnta. licscrt ad Seats, 'i ctl.
fgr f)iinre o; en at T bVlae'c. rerfcrnanc soai.
Rleuma at S u'eknrfc.
t IIAHI.CS U. DAI,
JanS3ft. rtusinaea Afttt
S. S. Griswold,
IW Orders by Ibe Car or Ton prrm'llf
Also, Arat -r tba cslrbratea)
kkeij niDiii: coal:
OrriCK oa Psrxat trcet, near E. H. Track,
PETROLEUM CENTRE, FA.
""A; t. leggelt,
Maau'acturar and Daalar la
"Valve Cups, &c.
Eip-rlet.eod o:kmn ara empliiyad, and Var
ii i rail k'.ada kept coasiaullf on liaud and aians
I. '. Heinx'e Pat. 9ffed0iig
Kepjiiring Done at all Times !
Call and examisa anr stock and prices,
natu-lt., below 'jhe Mcllin
Pflrolcum Centra. Pa Jao. till. l.-tf.
1'IIH co psrtner.hln hmtor,ira eitatlaa ketwees
W H lilin.luiinllh. It Kriairinsmlth and
N Bllodurd, ia Otis day dlssa4fed kj mutual con
seat N Tl llofford retires Irom Ilia nrro and W R Ktlnf
itt'inlih and II Klinainamitk conllou tn the hne
ness, and assume all bill r or aeainat tka lata
Brm. f R KI.INOINHMri ll,
, N B HOCPOKD. ;
Potrolattm Centra, Jan. If, ibeo. iw '
A FIRST CI. ASS PASTHT (SHIR Is wanted at
tile Petroleum Uoose, ( II City, Pa. Ap'r
Jaii'St, BTAATH WntTR. rmpr'a.
rpO KENT OR PITROHAMK a Dwallinf IlouW
X in Petroleum Cautie. Apply to
JauMt. T. T. MA?B.
BO the E Howard American Watch, ta ksel
made, at ISIIAM tt.
(JOLIDOild Jeilr, Ud.aes Hat., kar lls;
O Tins. Mam Huttoaa. , at IB II AM CD'S.
IAUOMU rlNftead K1NOS,
at IKHAH W C.