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VOLUME XIX, NO 39.
HIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTYi PBNN'A. JANUARY 3, 18661
WHOLE NUMBER 975.
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Midintowu. Juniata County. Pa., Office
en Main street Roucb of Bridge etr et.
K. C. STEWART,
Jtlifiiiutotcn, Juniata Cd., Pa.,
Offers lis professional services to the pub
lie. Collections and all other business will
receive prompt attention. Office first djor
Sorih of Bedford's Store, (upstairs.)
VrriXLlAM M. ALLISON,
' Attorney at Laic,
W ill attend to all business entrusted to bu
care. Office ea Main Sireet, M.tflintown. Pa.
JOHN T. L.SAHM.
MlFFMSTOWX, JUNIATA COCXTT, PA.
OFFERS his professional services to the
public. Prompt attention given to the
vrosecution of claims against the Government,
rollertions and all other business entrusted to
bj4 r Offiaa, Main Street, one door South
of Snyder's Hotel.
Sept. 29, lSu".
A T T O II X E Y-A T-L A W,
XIEFLIXTOWX, JUXIATA CO., PA.
fjfiice Main Street, in" the room formerly
occupied bv Vim. M. Allison, s.)
(TILLECriUNS. AX1 Af.L OTHER BrS
J ines 01111"; el willt llie profession
prn;tly Vt.-n k-1 to. (let. 18, '(Jo.
Da. ..:. tli xmo, &f Patterson,
wislies t i inform liis friends and pa
tron ttiut he iuis reimivtd to the house on
f :reet o;-io.-::te Todd i Jordan's Store.
The undersixntd offers his services to the
public as Vendue Oyer and Auctioneer, lie
l.as bad a very larjre experience, and feels
confident that he can give satisfaction to all
wl i may employ him. He mny be addrepsed
i .MuHiutowu, or found at his home in Fer
managh township. Orders may also be left
t Mi Will's Hotel.
J.iu. 25, lbf.4. WILLIAM GIVEN.
A 7 3 H B'B B.
Lf-l'rXTilLLY olfers bis s-rvices to the
t public of Juniata count v. H:ivinj bad a
1 experience iu the business of Vendue
Crying, he feels coufiueut that he can lender
general satisfaction. He can nt ull times be
onK-uUci at his residence in Mliftintoan, Pa.
Aug. io, 1805.
fTIlE undersigned will promptly attend to
.1. the collection of claims against either the
Slate or National Government, Pensions, Back
Pay, Bounty, Extra Pay, and all other claims
arising out of the present or any other war,
Mifflintown, Juniata Co., Fa. febl
LL PER30.V3 WHO HAVE BEEN P1S-
ABLE DURING THE PRESENT WAR
AXE ENTITLE TO A PENSION. All per
sons who intend applying for a Pension must
cs !l on tl.e Examining Surgeon to know weth
er their Disability is sufficient to entitle them
to Pension. All disabled Soldiers will call
on the' undersigued who has been appointed
Pension Examining Surgeon for Juniata and
P. C. RDNDIO, M. D.,
Dec. 9, 13.-tf.
Deafness, itlindaer and Cntatrh,
rpR ATED with the utmost success, by Dr.
X. J. ISAACS, Oculi-t and A urtist, (former
ly of Leydcn, Holland,) No. 51H PINE Street
Philadelphia. Testimonials from the most
reliable sources in the City and Country can
be seen at his Office. The medical faculty are
invi.ed to accompany their patients, as h
has no secrets in bis practice. ARTIFICIAL
EYES, inserted without pain. No charge
made for examination. Feb, 15. 'i5.-ly
gELLIXG OFF AT COST
As the room now occupied by me as a Cloth
ing Store, will be occupied for other purpo
ses in the Spring. I now offer my entire
stock of CLOTHING at cost prices, tor
OVERCOATS, DRES3 CO.VTH, PANTS,
VESIs. INDEX CLOIHINQ, 4e. Give me a
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WATCHING THE TIDE.
Poised for a moment in conscious power,
The tJl wave crested stands.
Then up to a little one's restless feet,
Crept over the sloping Bands.
"Don't lie so impatient, wave," cries he ;
'Don't break till you reach the shore''
As we, looking off on a wider sea.
Have murmured so oft before.
We have watched the waves roll grandly in
From a far-off world of blue ;
They fell at the touch of a hand unseen
We sighed &. they sank like you.
When the darkning waters, beneath, above,
Hung over our helpless head,
That unseen finger hath cleft a way
For our tattering feet to tread.
The tides must ebb and the tides must flow.
All over life's restless sea ;
They move at the beck of a hidden hand,
That careth for you and uie.
The last dying cadences of a delicious
dreamy waltz, across whotre weired ootes
the soul of Beethoven hud poured out
its magio sadness, were floating over the
crowd that filled the ballroom of the fash
ionable Washington hotel J there was the
stii and murmur of separating couples,
aud the ill-suppressed yavrns of weary
"wall flowers,'' that followed in the wake
of every brilliant waltz. Kate Elwyn
btood in the recess of the window, play
ing carelessly with the faded jessamines
and tube roes of her bouquet, while her
blue, lovely eyes wandered from one place
to another, evidently ia quest of some
familiar countenance, wbish they could
There were few more heautiful faces
than her own, even in that festive crowd,
where half the bells of the Union bad
brought their diamonds and bright eyes
to dazzle the grave politicians and law
makers of the land. Rather beneath the
medium size, with the fragile delicacy of
a fairy, her complexion had the transpar
ent wazcu bloom that you look for only
in children, while her heavy bands of gol
den hair lay over her somewhat low fore
head in rippling waves of amber. Very
dark blue eyes, translucent as a sapphire
of the first water, and a little crimson
mouth, carved like cupid's bow, gave ad
ditional piquancy to her faoe, and alto
gsther she was as perfect a specimen of
the radiant blonde as one 8t out of a
j-icture gallery or a novel.
Suddenly Ler cheeks blossomed into
roses, her whole countenance brightened
as a tall and rather elegant looking gen
tleman languidly sauntered toward her.
"Charley, I thought you never were
coming ! '
"I've only been down to the supper
room, for a few moments, my dear : I'm
sorry you have mused me. Anything I
can do for you now ?"
"Yes do get my fan and shawl and
we'll go up stairs. It's after one o'clock,:
and I'm completely tired out."
"Couldn't my dear'' said Mr. Elwyn,
breaking a moss rose from his wife's
bouquet, and fastening it jauntily into hit
coat. "I'm engaged for three waltzes
and a quadrille. Mies Raymond wouli
never forgive me for deserting her.
Kate's lips curlec haughtily, and a
deeper shade of crimson stole into her
"Jealous eh 1" laughed her husband.
patting her bright hair lightly. "Now,
K.ate, tbats a little to silly in you.
Don't you know that at a place like this
a man is expected to make himself gen
erally agreeable to the ladies 1 Pray, mv
dear, don't become so absurd and redica-
loue as to "
"And so," interrupted Mrs. Elwvn.
bitterly, "your wife's wishes and conven
iences are secondary to Miss Raymond's
"The green-eyed monster has oertaintlv
invaded your peace, my love '" said Mr.
Elwyn. "Upon my word, I have always
given you credit for a little more common
Charles," said Kate quietly, and with
out heeding the careless sarcasm of his
toue, "I am weary of this round of
senseless gayety ; J am tick of the tu
mult aud vanities of Washington. Will
you take me home '("
"Why, Kate ! after all your anxiety to
pass a winter in this great center of so
cial and political life ! You have been
teasing me ever since we were married, to
indulge you with a season in Washington.
"I know it, Charles," she meekly an
swered, trying to suppress the tears that
were brimming in her eyes, "but 1 have
at lal learned thn fnlly- f wkiuc real
pleasure anywhere but in the precincts of
one s home, iuy taste lor gayety is satis
fied, and you can't imagine how homesick
I feel how anxious to see the dear little
ones again. When will you take me home,
"Xext week, perhaps, my love or the
week after, if you positively insist upon
"Oh, Charles, why not go to-morrow?"
"Impossible, Kate. 1 am positively
engaged for every day this week, tor dri
ves and excursions in the neighborhood
of the city.
ber blue eye.
repeated Kate, opening
"I knew nothing of these
"No, my dear, I suppose not," said
Elwyn, lazily. "Did you imagine I was
goiug to come and ask your permission
every time I wanted to drive out with a
lady or smoke a cigar with two or three
Kate's lips quivered and she turned
quietly away. Charles Elwyn looked af
ter her with ad aroused expression in
his eye and a half smile on his lip.
''She's jealous, as I live?" he muttered.
"Jealous of Aurora Raymond and the
pretty widow. Well, let her pout it out
at her lesure it wi 1 never do to encour
age this sort of a thing."
If he could have seen her a few mo
ments afterward (just when he was whirl
ing through the waltz with Miss Ray
mond's uiiduight curls flouting over her
shoulders), sobbing in the silence of her
own dimly lighted room, the golden hair
all unloosened from her hair-pia and jew
eled comb, and her blue eyes looking like
moruing glories drowned in rain. Well
perhaps it would have done him good,
perhaps not. It is not always best to let
a man know the full extent of his power
over that miserable little captive, his
wife it is astonishing how much the sex
delights in tormenting its victim. There
is always one blessed avenue of relief open
to womanhood, .however a good cry!
No wonder that Kate Elwyn felt better
when she wiped away the shower of tears
and brushed back the lovely rippling tres
ses from her fevered forehead.
"What shall I do?" she murmured to
herself, deluging her handkerchief with
rose water, and trying vainly to cool her
burning eyes ; "what ought I to do ? Oh,
I wished I had never come away from
borne it's a judgment on me, for leaving
my dear little babies in the hands of cold
hirelings. I was happy before I ever
thought of this hollow, deceitful whirl
pool of fai'iion."
She burst into fresh floods of tears, as
as she remembered her husband's last
"It was cruel of him to speak in that
cold, sneering way to me," she sobbed.
"IJave I lost all tbe spells he used to
tell me I possessed ? If he enly knew
how these things hurt me, I am sure he
would treat me in a far different man
ner. She sunk involuntarily back, as if some
rude hand had struck her, and Miaa Raj
mond's elcar melodious laugh suddenly
flof.'ed up audiably through the closed
oor of the room And then she sat her
jotii pressed lips together, and a new look
came in the liquid depts of her wet
The gilded minute hand of the carved
Parisian clock on the mantle had traveled
nearly twice around the circlet of enam
eled figures before Kate Elwyn lifted her
gaze from the bunches of velvet roses in
the carpet. What was she pondering
"Sitting up, ch, Kate ? Why, I
thought yon were ' tired to death,' " said
Mr. Elwyn, as he entered the room, and
his wife laid down ber book and welcom
ed him with a bright careless smile.
"Yes, I have been so much interested
in that delightful book," exclaimed Kate
enthusiastically. "I do wish I knew
whether Sir Guy gets tbe property or
"She has got over her sulks amazingly
quick," was the husband's internal com
ment, as he kicked off his boots and lazily
unfastended his neck tie.
"Oh, thank you. Mr. Elwyn, I've had
such a charming ride 1"
And Aurora Raymond sprang lightly
ftemlhe carriage step, one tiny gloved
hand resting lightly on Mr. Elwyn's arm,
tbe other holding up the folds of her vio
let velvet mantle. lie touched his hat
gallantly, as she tripped up the hotel steps
all smiles and dimples.
"I wonder if Kate would like a turn
round Jackson Square before dinner,"
be said to himself, consulting his gold
watch. "I'll run up and see- pour little
He sprung up the stairs, two steps at a
time, and burst into his wife's room.
"Put on your bonnet, puss, and we'll
take a ride," he exclaimed. c' Hello, she
isn't here what the mischief does she
So, she was not there neither was her
blue velvet hat with the white ostrich
plume nor the magnificent Cashmere
shawl that had been sent from India for
her wedding present just five years ago,
and Mr. Elwyn came slowly down the
stairs again, feeling much inclined to get
into a passion.
'Do you know where my wife is ?" he
asktd Mrs. Artworth, a lady who spent
one-half of her time at the windows, and
the other half catechising the servants
and who consequent!? knew all that was
to be knows oucerning people's outgo
ings and incomings generally.
"she's out riding in Colonel Waning-
tons barouche been gone ever
morning," returned the gossippin
tron, with great promptitude.
"Out riding I" Elwyn's brow contract
ed. "Strange very strange," he muttered,
"to drive out in that sort of way without
so much as saying a word to me ! I al
ways thought that Worrington a puppy
and I'm sure of it now."
lie went down and dismissed the equip
age, and then returned to the drawing-
room, as restless as the wandering Jew.
After one or two turns across the long
apartment, he sat gloomily down in the
window recess. Even Aurora Raymond's
pretty lisping chatter could not interest
him now. "Would Kate never come?"
he thought, as he looked for the fortieth
time at his watch.
She came at last, just in time to run
up stairs for a hurried dinner toilet
came smiling and lovely, with her hair
blown by the fresh wind and her eyes
sparkling radiantly, tlwyn dog in tbe
manger as he was could have knocked
Col. Warrington down for the involuntary
glance of admiration with which he look
ed after his fair companion.
Presently Mrs. Kate reappeared in a
magnificent dress of lustrous silver green
silk, lightened up by the flash of emer
alds at her throat, and frosted green moss
es dropping from her hair.
"Why have you put on that odious
green dress ?" asked Elwyn, catching at
some slight pretext as an escape valve for
his ill-humor. "You know how much I
"0, well," said Kate nonchalantly.
"You are so fidgety, Charles. What dif
ference can it make as to whether I wear
green or yellow ? It is entirely bygone
fashion for husbands and wives to study
one another's whims a la Darby and Joan.
We dress entirely to please the public,
the gay world, you know. And I put on
this silk dress to please Mr. uarnett he
admires green so much !"
Charles Elwyn stared at his wife in
speechless astonishment. What did it
mean ; she had always been the hum
blest slave to his slightest wish or caprice
vnd now she smilingly set him at defi
ance. What evil spirit had possessed
She never came near him all the even
ing never Bought his approval by the
little sly glances of appeal or the ques
tioning looks that had been so inexpressi
bly dear to him. No she chatted away,
bewitchingly self-reliant, the center of ad
miring groups, until Mr. EJwyo was
ready to rush out of the room in a trans
port of exasperation. .
"Allow me to oongratulate you on your
treasure of a wife, sir," said. Col. War
rington. "I have always known she was
a beauty, but I never appreciated ber
clums as a wit.". j
Elwyn glared speechless as the polit
Colonel, who was evidently surprised a
the ungracious reception of his little com
"Just what I might have expected,
he muttered to himself, plucking fiercely
at his moustache. "What in the dutce
did I bring her here for, if I didn't want
every fool in society to fall down and wor
ship her ?"
" vV ould you like to drive after dinner,
Kate ?" he asked one evening after about
three days spent in this very edifying
"I couldu't pofsibly this evening," she
said, adjusting the wreaths of ivy that de
pended from her shining hair. : "We've
arranged such a nice moonlight party to
ride to the navy yard."
"Well, what is to prevent me from dri
ving you there ?" asked Mr. Elwyn, anx
iously. "Our party is all made up," said Kate,
coolly. "I've promised to go in Mr. Gar
nett's carriage. He is so delightfully
agreeable, and I like him so much."
"The dickens you do," growled Elwyn,
his face elongating and growing dark.
"Brit I'll tell you what yon might do
if yon pleased' suggested Kate innocent
ly. "Miss Raymond would--like to go,
I've no doubt, or Mrs. Everest, and
there could be no possible objection to 'au
extra carriage in the party, so that "
"Hang Miss Raymond and Mrs. Ever
est," ejaculated the irate husband.
"With all my heart, my dear," said
Kate, "Only you see it is quite impossi
ble for me to break my premise to Mr.
Mr. Elywn's temper was by - no means
improved when he stood on the hotel steps
and watched the merry party drive off,
their gay voices and jubilant laughter re
echoing the serene moonlight like a mock
ery of his own gloom ly reflections. He
had never felt so utterly forlorn in the
whole course of his life.
"Dear mo, what a beautiful evening for
a ride, sighed Aurora Raymond, looking
up Irom a volume 01 poems, as Mr. Elwyn
re-entered the drawing room, looking not
unlike a man who had just had a molar
'But be didn't take the Lint, acting, as
miss rn.jmow.rf -..w,ra indignantly re
marked, "more like a bear than i.
and sitting down to the perual of the
newspapers. Alas, for the midnight carls
and oriental eye? their spell was broken.
"How long the slow creeping hours
seemed before Kate come back 1 Long
ere the sound of carriage wheels grated
on the pavement before the door, he went
up to his own rom and tried uselessly
enough to amuse himself with books and
letter writing. All his efforts were una
vailing: between him aud every occupa
tion to which he turned, crept one gloomy
thought a sore pang to think that Kate
was happy without his society, and that
she never missed his absent voice and
"I wonder if I'm jealous." he mutter
ed to himself. "It's not an agreeable sen
sation, at all events. I wonder if Kate
felt so whenever I flirted with Aurora and
This was a new consideration.
Would the time ever come when Kate's
heart would be estranged from him es
tranged by his own conduct when her
loving sensitive nature would cease to
respond to his touch 1 The very fancy
He was wrapped in these gloomy med
itations when the door opened, and his
bright little wile tripped in, looking very
much like a inagoihed sunbeam. She
stopped suddenly when she saw his head
bowed upon his bands.
"Charles, does your head ache ?"
"Then what is the matter V
"My heart aches, Kate," he said sadly.
"It aches to think that my wife has
ceased to love me.
She came to his side and put her arms
around his neck with caressing affection.
''Charles what do you mean ?"
"I mean, Kate, that when you desert
me for the society of others, and cease to
pay any regard to my wishes, I can come
to but one conclusion.
"Charles," said Kate, smiling archly
up into his face. "Does it grieve you to
have me prefer the society of others to
your own V
"It breaks my heart, Kate," he said
"Then, dearest, let us make a bargain.
Let us allow Miss Raymond and Mrs,
Everest to console themselves with Col.
Warrington and Mr. Garnett, while we
are happy with each other. Shall it be
"Kate, you have been playing a part !"
"Of course I have. Did you suppose
for a moment that I was in earnest i
The loving kisses she showered npon
his brow dispelled every lurking shadow
from the husband's heart, and he fo't how
inexf ressibility dear his wife was to him.
In the next days a train Mr. and Mrs.
Elwyn left Washington, mutually con
vinced that they had had enongh of the
gay capital. There were two unmistaka
bly good effects consequent on their so
journ, however. Kate was satisfied to re
main quietly at home for the rest 01 her
life, and Charles was completely cured of
every latent tendency to flirt.
From the German tenen Telegraph.
Dear Sir : Some time age I noticed
in vour paper an inquiry concerning the
construction of a "Hen-Hoase.!
I have waited to ficd if some one would
not offer you something better than that
which I have adopted. As nothing comes,
I will, with your permission, present my.
plan to your readers.
Two years ago I put up a building of
gravel bricks, which you must know are
composed of a mixture of gravel and
lime, and mojlded into blocks as large as
six or eight common bricks, and allowed
to dry in the pun for some weeks before
being laid. The house is SO by 12 on
the ground, and to the eves about 10 feet
high. We divide it in two equal parts,
for a smoke-house in one end, and the
other for the aoeommodation of the poul
try. Of course the partition wall is en-.
tirely tight. As the roof is of common
cedar shingles, it was necessary to plaster
overhead to make it fira-proof. The floor
is ia one' piece, of the same eemeot as the
Thus you have the domicile. Now for
its management and its advantages. Once
a week, early in the morning, while the
dew is yet upon the grass, if the weather
be dry, it is thoroughly burned out, and
purified of all foul things. This is done
by gathering the litter of the nests and
the sweepings from the floor to the latter,
on which is thrown an armful of dry
straw or shaving?, with a couple of spoon,
fulls of sulphur. The windows are next
closed on the inside with sheet iron cov
erings TheNire is kindled, the door is
shut, and the wcrk of purification is von
tinued for half an hour. Now, when the
fire has been extinguished, what remains
upon the floor is gathered i&to a barrel
and shoved to one side, whets it i3 kept
dry from the weather, as a valuable fer
tilizer, till needed tor the field or garden.
Thus is collected six or eight barrels per
year of this home-made guano, which we
think worth more than twice the interest
of the cost of the entire building.
The whole expense of both hen and
sjkehouse was less than one hundred
ting and burning the nests weekly" Sf.
is no ohance for setting hens. You 'must
therefore find other quarters for them and
the little chidkens, which is better ?orall.
- In the roosts are accommodated abcut 80
hens and cocks, which are happy and
healthy, and which supply us with an
abundrnce of eggs the year round. H.
Remarks. To the hundreds of per
sons who complaiu that they have no suc
cess in keeping chickens, acd that they
are many times over more trouble than
profit, we commend our correspondent's
method of keeping his henery in a perfeot
state of cleanliness and healthfulness.
One thing may be relied on, that without
a clean and healthy hen-house, success in
raising chickens and obtaining plenty of
eggs can never be attained. Ed.
tOrTake care of your health and take
plenty of sleep. Let no one work in pain
or weariness. When a man is tired he
should lie down until he is fully rested,
when, with renovated strength the work
will be better done, done sooner and with
self-sustained elacrity The time taken
from seven to eight hours' sleep out of
each twenty-four is time not gained, but
much more than lost ; we can cheat our.
selves, but we cannot cheat nature. A
certain amount of food is necessary for a
healthy body, but if less than the amount
be furnished decay commences the very
hour. It is the same with sleep ; any
one who persists in allowing himself less
than nature requires will only hasten his
arrival to the mad-house or the grave.
Potato Muefins. Boil three gocd
sized potatoes, skin and mash them, beat
in a teaspoonfull of salt, and a piece of
good butter the size of an egg ; make this
perfectly smooth, acd about the consis
tency of starch, by' adding a little warm
water; heat up two eggs, dissolve one
teaspoonful of soda in a little warm water,
with a teacup of yeast ; then add three
pints of sifted flour ; mix these well to
gether, and add one pint of milk-warm
water; stir in the soda, and set it to raise
over night for breakfast. Bake in ricga
on the griddle.
S3TDr. Fitch, the entomologist, de-
scribes a large, yellowish hairy fly thatde-;
vours honey bees, catobing them on the
wing and eating out their entrala. One
will kill hundreds of of bees in a day,
and it is not affected by stiogs, not even
poison, such as prussiate of potash.' In
some sections this insect depopulates
Corn Cakes. Two pounds of sifted
meal ; pour on this one pint of sour milk
or cream ; cut up one spoonful of good
butter ; beat three eggs, and stir in a lit
tle salt, with one teaspoonful of soda dis
solved in a little milk. This must be
every lightly beaten ; pour into tins, and