Juniata sentinel. (Mifflintown, Pa.) 1846-1873, February 14, 1866, Image 1

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T Jckiata Ssxtisbl is published every
If ednesday moruing, on Main street, by
will be TWO DOLLARS per year in advance,
and S3. 50 if not paid within the Tear.
Bf So paper discontinued until att ar
rearages are paid except at the option of the
K J it or.
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ne timj, 75 cents ; three,:$l 60 ; and 5o cts
or each subsequent insertion. Administ ra
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J'rufessional and Business Cards, not exoc
ing 25, lines, and including copy of paper.
$.00 "per year. Merchants advertising
(changeable quarterly) 1 15 per year, includ
ing paper at their Store. Notices in reading
columns, ten cents per line.
Job Work. The prices of JOB WORK,
forlhirty Bills, ope eight sheet, $1,25: one
fourth. $2,nb :' one-lialf. !?:'.oo: and addition
al numbers, half prill in I fjr Blanks, $2,oo
per quire.
Jiusintss (Curbs.
Mifllintnwn, Juniata County, Fa., Ofiiea
n Main street South of Bridge Mr ct.
Jliflintotcn, Juniata Co., '.,
Oilers his professional services to the pub
lic. Collections and all other business will
receive prompt attention, Oflice first
Korih of Belford's Store, (upstairs.)
Attorney at Law,
Will attend to all business entrusted to li is
eare. Oflice on Main Street, Mi.Hiutown, Pa.
OFFERS his professional services to the
public. Prompt attention given to the
prosecution of claims against tbe Government,
olleevions ad H othr busiiwse entnitil to
his care- Office, Main Street, one door Sou'ii
ef Snyder's Hotel.
Scpt. 'Jo, lti.
j. .4. MILMKEX,
Office Main Street, in the room formerly
occupied bv Wm. M. Allison, F.q.)
iness connected with the yrofesiion
promptly atteudel to. Oct. If, 'Go.
R. I C III.. MHO, r Patterson,
Pa., wishes to inform his friends and pa
trons that he has removed to the house on
Bridge Street opposite Todd Jordan's Store.
A prilO-tf
The undersigned offers his services fo the
public as Vendue Cryer and Auctioneer. Ik
has had a very large experience, and feels
confident that lie can give satisfaction to aii
who may employ him. He may be addressed
at Mifllintown, or fuund at bis home in Fer
managh township. Orders may also be left
at Mrl Will s Hotel.
Jan. 25, 1804. WILLIAM GIVEN.
A 3 S3 S E
KESPECTFULLV oficrs hU services to the
public of Juniata county. Having had a
large experience in the business of Vendue
Crying, he feels confident that he can render
general satisfaction. He can at all times be
consulted at his residence in Mlfflintovn, Pa.
Aug. 1(5, 18U5.
rrMIE undersigned will promptly attend to
JL tbe collection of claims against cither the
rotate or National Government, Pensions, Back.
Pav, Bountv, Extra Pay, and all other claims
arising out of the present or any other war,
Attorn ty-at-Law.
Mifllintown, Juniafa Co., Pa. febl
Pensions ! Pensions!
sons who intend applying for a Pension must
all on the Examining burgeon to know weth
er their Disability is nuRicient to entitle them
to a Pension. All disabled Soldiers will call
on the undersigned who has been appointed
Pension Examining Surgeon fur Juuiata and
adjoin. ng Counties.
P. C. RUN 1)10, M. D.,
Patterson, I'a.
Dee. 9, 13.-tf.
MKniCtL. C'tRI.
DR. S. O. K.EMPFER, (late army sur
geou) having located in Patterson tend
rs bis professional services to the ciluens o
this place and surrouuding country.
T)r. K. having had eight years experience
in hospital, general, and army practice, feels
prepared to request a trial from those who
may be so unfortunate aa to need medical at
tendance. He wili he found at the brick building op
posite the .Sfstixei. Ornc," or at his resi
dence in .the borough of Patterson, at all
hours, except when professionally engaged.
July 21, lfS-5 If.
VLARliE atock of Vueensware, t'edtrware
such as Tubs, Butter Bowls, Buckets
I", ; !J ;? i PA ft-Ci;:
Sweet mother, the birds from the bowers have
Tbe reaper has gathered his sheaves.
The glorious summer lies silent and dead.
And the land, like a pale mourner, grieves;
But the garden of mcm'ry is blooming to-day
With flowers and leaves ever new.
And the birds and the fountains that around
it play
A re singiog, dear mother, of you.
Like green shores receding beyond the bine
Seem the years by your tenderness blest.
And youth's merry music grown faint on the
That is wafting me on to life's West ;
Vet beautiful seems the mild glance ot your
And the blessing your fond spirit gave,
As the mists of the valley hang bright in the
, Though b miolini are lost in the wave.
j I wondar, sometimes, if the souls that have
Return to the mourners again,
And I ask for a sign from the trackless Un
known, Where millions have questioned in vain.
I see no: your meek loving face thro' the strife
Which would blind me with doubting and
But a voice murmurs "peace" to the tempest
of life.
And I know that my mother is near.
The colli world may cover my pathway with
And mingle with bitter each joy ;
It may load me with crosses and rob me of
I have treasures it cannot destroy ;
There's a green, sunny isle in the depths of
niy soul
Whi-se ro.es the winks never strew, '
And the billows ajid breezes around it (hat
Bring tidings of Heaven and you.
J ohn Taylor was licea.se J when a youth
of twenty-two to practice at the bar. lie
was poor; but well educated, and pos
sessed extraordinary genius. He married
a beauty, who afterwards deserted hint
for another.
Oo the Oth of April, 1SG0, the court
house in Clarksville, Texas, was crowded
to overflowing. An exciting case was
about to Lo tried. George Hopkins, a
whealthy planter, had offered an insult to
Mary Ellison, the young and beautiful
wife of the overseer. The husband
threatened to chastise him for the out
rage, when Hopkins went to Ellison's
house aud shot him in his own door. The
murderer was bailed to answer the charge.
This occurrence produced great excite
ment, and Hopkins, in tr.ler to turn lb,-
tide of popular indignation, baa cir
culated reports against her character, and
she had sued him for slander. Both suits
were pending for murder and slander.
The itrtercst became deeper when it
was known that Pike and Ashley, of Ar
kansas, and S. S. Prentiss, of New Or
lcais, by enormous fees, Lad been retain
od to defend Hopkins.
Hopkins was acquitted the Texas law- j
ycrs were overwhelmed by their oppo
nent?. It wafa a fight of (taarf against
Thcslander case was for the ninth, and
tte throng of fpeciators grew in numbers
as well as excitement : public opiuion was
t-ctting in for Hopkins; his money had j
procured witnesses who served as power
ful advocates. AVhen the slander case
was called, Mary Ellison was left without
an attorney, all had withdrawn.
'Have you to counsel V inquired
Judge .Jills, looking kindly a: the plain
tiff. " No, sir ; they have a'.l deserted me
snd I am too poor to employ any more,"
replied tho beautiful Mary, bursting into
"In such a case, will not some chival
rous member of the profession volun
teer ?" said the Judge, glancing around
the bar.
The thirty lawyers were silent.
'L will, your honor," said a voice
i from the thickest part oi the crowd, bo-
hind the bar.
At -the sound of that voioe, Mary!
started it wag unhealthy, sweet and
The Crst eecfaltoi was changed into
laughter, when a tall, guanfc spectrr.l : Cg-
and placed himself within ihm bar. Ilis
clothes looked so shabby that the courj
hesitated to let the case proceed through
his' management.
"Has your name been entered on the
rolls of the State?" demanded the
"It i immotarTfi! " insvor.ll toA strnn-
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ger, his thin bloodless lips curling tip with
a sneer. "Uere is my license from the
highest tribunal in America." and he
handed the Judge a parchment. The
trial went on.
He suffered the witness to tell their
own story, and he allowed the defence to
lead ofT. Ansley spoke first, followed by
Pike and Premiss. The latter brought
the house down with cheers, in which the
jury joiued.
It was now the stranger's turn, he
arises before the. bar, not behind it
and so near the wondering jury that he
might touch the foreman with his long.
bony finger. lie proccedod to tear to
pieoaa .the arproente of Ashley, wHich
melted away at his touch like frost before
a sunbeam. Every one looked surprised.
Anon he came to the dazzling wit of the
poet-lawyer, Pike. 'Then the curl of his
lip grew sharper, hrs smooth face began
to kindle, aud his eyes to epen dim and
dreary no longer, but vivid as lightening,
red as fire globes glaring at twin n:e
teors. The whole soul was in his eye
the full heart streaming frqru Li? face.
Then, without bestowing any allusion to
Prentiss, he turned short around on the
psrjured witness of Hopkins tore their
I testimony into shreds, aud hurled iuto
their faces such terrible invectives that al-
trembled like aspen leaves, and two of
them fled from the court houe. The ex
citement of the crowd was becoming tre
mendous. Their uuied souls sesmed to
hang on the burning tongue of the stran
ger; he inspired them with the power of
his malignant passions ; and he seemed to
have stolen nature's long hidden secret
ot attraction. TSut his greatest triucpli
was yet to come.
His eyes began to glance at the assassin,
Hopkius, and his lean, Uper finger assutn
ed the same direction. He hemmed the
wretch with a wall of atrong cvi-
dence and impregnable argument, cutting
offal1 hopes of escape. He dug beneath
the murderer's feet ditches of dilemma.
and held the slanderer up to the scorn and
the comtempt of the populace. Having
thus t;irt about him with a wall of fire,
he stripped himself to the work of mas
Oh ! then it was a vision both glo;ic.iis
RBd dreadful to behold the orator. His
actions became as impetious as the motion
of an oak in a hurricane. His voice became
a trumpet, filled with wild whirlpools,
deafening the car with crashes of power,
and yet intcrmiugled all the while with
an 'tndertone of the sweetest cadence.
His forehead glowed like a heated furn
ace; bis countenance appeared haggard,
Jke that ot a maniac, and ever and anon
he threw his long, bony hands on high,
as ihough grasping after thunderbolts. -
He drew a picture of murder in such
colois that, in comparison, hell itself
might be considered beautiful ; he paint
ed tbe slanderer fo black that the sun
"ceiued dark at noonday when shining
upon an accursed minster, anl then
fixing bo:h portraits on the sinning Hop.
kins, fastened them there forever. The
agitation of tha audience nearly amount-
cJ ,0 wadness.
All at pece the speaker-descended from
the perilous height. His voice wailed
out for the dead and living the beauti
ful Mary, more beautiful every moment
as tears rose faster till stout rneu wept
and sobbed like children
He closed with a strange exhortation to
the jury, aud through them to the by
standers ; he then advised the panel, after
they should bring in the verdict for the
plaiutiff, net to offer violence to the de
fendant, however richly he might deserve
it. In other words, "not to lynch the
villiao, but leave his punishment with
God." This was the most artful trick of
all, and the best calculated to insure ven
geance. Tne jury returned a verdict of fifty
thousand dollars, and the night afterwards
Hopkins was taken out of his bed and
beaten almost to death.
As the court adjourned, the stranger
said :
'John- Taylor will preach here thia
tveai:'", s: ta'v c.i5!c I: sit."
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stcrand Calhoun to Dwight, Baom and
Bee;her but I never heard anything in
the 'orm of sublime words even, remote,
lv approximating to the eloquence of John
Tajlor massive as a mountain, a catar
act o( fire.
' The following is copied from a New
York paper printed in the year 1775, and
in related as a fact. Similar cases often
occur it these days, where a parent, hav
ing given all into the hnds of his child,
ren. is obliged to spend the remainder of
his days in poverty and want :
At this t'tue there is living in Harlem
an old man who relates the following sto
ry of hiins!f. He wa3 possessed of a
pretty gooi farm with everything neces
sary for hit business, aud had ouo child,
a son who having married, it ;ra3 agreed
that the young couple should live iu the
fcoc4--wiU the pared as be -wan a wid
ows. These things went on exceedingly
wel' foo some time when the son proposed
to lis parent that he should make over to
hea his estate, promising to build a new
house and otherwise improve tha farm.
Tht father through persuision, gave h:m
a deod or gift of it, aud everything be
longing to it
After a few years, as the father grew
old he grew a little fretted and dissatis
fied, while the son. thinking he had noth
ing more to expect from him, forgot his
filial duty and used his old father worse
than his servants. The old man was no
longer permitted to eat ai the table with
his ion and wife, but compelled to take
his meals in the chimney-corner, and was
catilinuiily ill used by them. The ill
usive of the old man was at length car,
ried to such a height that be could no
longer bear it, but left the house and
went to a neighbor, and relation of his
declaring that it his friend could not
help him get his farm back again, he
should be obliged to come and live with
His friend answered that he might
eome and lire with him, and if he would
foilow his directions, he would help him
j to get his estate back again,
Take thia bag of dollars, carry it to
', your room at your son's, shut it up well
m your chest, and about the time you cx
pect they will call you down to dinner,
shut your door, and have all your dollars
spread on the table in the middle ot the
room. When they call you make a noise
with them by sweeping them into your
bag again.
The bait took completely. The wife
had peeped through the key-hole, and
saw the dollnrs spread out on the table
and told it to her husband. When the
old man came down, they insisted on his
sitting at the table with them, aa-J treat
ed him with uncommon civilty.
The old man related to his friend what
he had done, who gavo him directions
what to do, if his son asked for the money.
After a few days the son discovered
the old man very busily engaged in couot-
ing out his money, and at the next meal j
time asked hioi what money it was he
had been counting.
'Only some money I have received
for tho discharge of the bonds I had
standing out. I expect more in a few
days, and I fear I shall be obliged to
take Mr. N's farm, upon which I have a ;
mortgage, a he is not able to raise the
money, and if the farm is sold it will not
fetch as much as will discharge the ruurt-
After a few days the son toll his
father he intended to build a h'ouse on
the farm, if he would let him have that
-i'e?, child, all I have is coming to
you. I intend giving you the bonds and
mortgages I have, but then, I think it
will be tho best to have it put all together
in a new deed of gift. I will get neigh-
bor L. to call here and draw a new one." j
Accordingly his mend and cousin, wdo ;
had devised the scheme, came
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and the son gave the father the deed,
.i... t. v. .t nr ;
mat anotner migui va urawu uu ii..
When the old man had got the instru- j
ment into his hands, in the presence of j ' ,. ,' ' . A t v- I had been saying. Lobham challenged
m unto ms nanus, v j on the other side yes'erday ! lou are ; hi d Doddinzton repeated a
h;s friend he broke off the 6ea!, and com-, at M Mocs;eur wa9 tie I UlJ a,LhaU0 owne he had
nutted the writin-to the fire, say.og: nM with dignity, -"I never said I been telling it. "And yet," said Dodd
. "Btfrn, cursed itfstrument of my folly j j wear a wQoden k or f ingt00i -1 did not hear a word of it ;
and misery ! And yon, my dutiful chil- a0 ag cot t0 WMr out my trowscrs, and I j but I weut to sleep because I knew that
drcn, as this estate, is all my own agaiu chanre the leg to prevent one leg of the ' about this time of the day you would tell
sr ressv jas llafe'y. ualccs you mil ! iranrews vozcisg out b'efare e." tia; toJ-'l
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I have
arftecr, by a"ex6enencTr, tHavrt is
for a parent to hold tlie loaf under hit
oun arm. That one father can better
maintain ten children than ten children
can a father."
Thomas Topham, the "strong man,"
was born in London in 1710, and was
bred a carpenter, but afterwards "travel-1 , . ' , , ' . .
. . 1 ', . lay, so instead of postponing the marriage
ed on his muscle. lie was a quiet,! . , . . , , ...
. . the Becona sister, covering herselt Titn a
peaceable man, of middle size and weight !, ' ., , , - . . , ,
r ' ii ii 'J0S Tc" personated the first, and duly
made like other men except that the
usual cavaties under the arms and hands
were, in his case, filled full of muscles.
The wonderful storig? of his feats of
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strcngth are well autuenticatcd.
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Ile could hold under perfect rs-itraist,
. '
aud with case to himself, the strongest
' ' n
horse. He lifted a table six feet long
with fifty pounds on the end of It, with
his teeth, and held it in a horizontal posi
tion a considerable time. He rolled up a
powtor dish weighing seven pounds, with
as much apparent case as the reader would
roll up a sheet of paper. He held a pew
ter quart pot at arm's length and squeez
ed the sides together like an egg-shell.
He lifted 200 pounds with his little
finder and waved it gently around his
head. He lifted Mr. Chambers, a cler
gymen, who must hare live on the fit
of the laud, for he weighed 27S pounds
with one hand, Mr. Chambers' head t
placed on one chair and his feet on
another. At a blow he struck a round
lar of iron one inch in diameter, against
his arm and bent it like a bow.
On- night, observing a watchman
asleep in his watch box, he picked up box
and watchman, carrying the load with the
greatest ease, and droppet them over
the wall into Tindale burying ground.
A btfrcher once passed a large window
at which Topham was sitting. Ho stopp
ed down aud took half an ox from the
fellow's shoulder with to much ea?e and
dexterity 'that the man swore the devil
had fiown away with his beef.
At a race a man insisted upon driving
upon the track ; so Tcphani tojk hold jo
the tail of his cart and drew it gently
back, the driver whipping the horse like
a madman all the tisis.
When he kept a public house two men
were determined to fight him; so, to sat
isfy them, he seized them by the napes
of their necks, and knocked their heads
together till he knocked all the fight out
of them.
He astonished a sailor who presented
him with a cocoa-nut, by oracling it close
to Lis ear as you would a paa-nut; and
upon one occasion Le lifted three
liii'uili of witer. Oie he threw
Lis horse over a turn pike gate, and at
any time could go through the manual oi
arms with the beam of a house.
Johnny says he supposes dwarfs coulJ'nt
get enough to eat when they were young,
so they weut short ; but giants nrast have
been better fed, because he cannot think
howthey could le kept font withou'
Man leads 'sroman to the alter in that
act his leadership begins and ends.
Age is venerable in man, and would be
in woman if she ever became old.
Why are we justified in believing that
the piigrirus to Mecca undertake the
journey with mercenary motives? Be
cause they go for the sake of tho profit
Prophet. Select from all the ages of the world
the one of whose history we know the
least. The saus-ye.
What islands in the Mediterranean re
mind you of woman at sea ? The Cycla.
des (sick ladiesA
What kind of publications are the
driest ? Those that are the most pored
over, ot course.
JST" A Person in Paris noticed a poor
man with a wooden le? walklntr ni.t bi
hofe, and him a The nest
anS"d the wooden leg from the :
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r ,
tinn Iia nrnntiin rn th mn nn, -roi;m. !
, !,Vt i u i -i ii
ed "Von rascal. YOU had the vnmlpn lo.r !
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A strange story is told of two listers
at Berlin. About three years ago one of
these young ladies was engaged to be
married, but on the bridal morning be
came so ill that she could not possibly go
ta the church. The bridegroom was a
desirable one, and was a fish who, it
seems, had not been easily hooked.
Pbr wis tlnsrnfnri irv!if. rlflnrrr in At.
j went through the ceremony. The mo
i ment it was over she transferred tbe tri-
' rlnl rlress nnrl rirnnmrnts fn lirr si.tpr
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1 who, in her innocence, was thus considor-
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I ed to have all proper claim to this hus-
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band she had rtarriea by proxy. It is
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i nnlTT rppnl c thnf n msrornrv haa tienn
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made of the real facts, and proceedings
are to be taken not only in the civil, but
iu the criminal couru of Berlin.
An extravagant baronet, well known to
the clubs in St. James, London, being,
on one of very tiany occasions, hard
pressed for money, bribed his wife's wait,
ing woman to procure for him her lady
ship's casket of diamonds, with which he
forthwith proceeded to the family jewel
er, expressing a wish that Le would sub
stitute the bert pasta for the real article
" I vl.pi bpr I.idvch'n wonM !i(i flnnA tril
,. nW..
w .
ingly replied : "Why, Sir Chatles, did
thut for mi 1'xdy more than twelve month?
since.'" thus showing that "my lady"
was quite as "fast' as her 'lord,' and in
nothing was he her 'master.' '
A Man for the TimI:s. There is a
progressive chap round Philadelphia who
liv:s cn his wit3, and from theii quality,
wo guess he won't starve soon. On a
rainy day he goes into a bar-room, or a
harbet shop, and seizing the first um
brella handy, he very angrily says: "Ah,
found it, darn pretty ncte, to go and steal
a man's umbrella in that way !'' and
away he goes. The other day he rzarch
ed up to a gentleman on Chestnut street
aud grabbing at the umbrella in his hand
say he : "That's mine, sir ; where aid
you get it ?"
'-I beg pardon sir ; it was loaned to
me by an acquaintance. If it is yours,
take it, sir."
"Mine ? Of course it is," says Did
dler, and he took it He'll do.
Teaching Politeness. A Western
correspondent says : In a district iu tho
West we had a gentleman teaeher who
thought it advisable to give some lessons
in politeness. Among other things he
told the boys that in addressiing a gentle
man they should always say "Sir," and
gave them examples, and made quite a
lesson of it. One boy was particularly
delighted,' and took occasion to speak to
his teacher often, to show he profited by
his teachings. When be went home to
dinner his father said :
"Tom, have some meal?"
"Yes, sir, I thank you."
The next thing the child fcnev? his
father's hand came whack on his ar, and
his father's voice thundered forth, "I'll
teach you tc sass your did !" Tom gavo
up being polite.
Neveja Ketsact. "'Sir, your journal
of yesterday contained lalse inrormation."
Impossible, sir ! But tell me what do yon
allude to? "You said that Mr. M. had
been tried." "True." "Condemned."
'Very true." "Hung." "Most true."
'Now, sir. 1 am that gentleman himself."
'Impossible V "I assure you it it a fact ;
and now I hope that you will contradict
what you have alleged." "By no means,
sir." " "How 1 W hat do yen mean ? Yon
are deranged." "It may be so, sir, but 1
will not do it." "I will complain to a
magistrate." "As ycu phase ; but I nev
er retract. The inot 1 can do for you is,
to announce that the rope broke, and that
you are now id perfect health. I have
my principles, sir, and must maintain
them." '
That Storv. The celebrated Bubb
Doddihirton was very lcgsrthic. Falling
asleep one day after dinner with
zd Lord Cobuam, tho
General reproach,
Mrovr - mess. DodJiozton denied havine
... in i.ii i ii ifi i I n rrmn mirn nil
been asleeo. acd to prove that he had not
offered to repeat all that Lord Cob ham
oueieu "r. . . ...