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LEX. K McCLl KE,
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look carefully after tbe manners, health and
morals of the students.
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DWID WATTS most respectfully announ
ces to the public that he is prepared to
SCHOOL BOOKS AND STATIONERY
at reduced prices. Hereafter give him a call
at his OLb STAND, VAIX St., MIFFLIN.
Oct 2-S-t f
lew firng Stoxe
DU. J. J. APPLEBAIGII lias cstabliBbe J
a Drug and Prescription Store in the
above-named place, and keeps a general as
DRUGS ASI) MED1CISKS,
Also all other articles usually kept in estab
lishments of this kind.
Pure Wines ana Liquors for medicinal pur
poses. Cigars, Tobacco, Stationery. Confec
tions (first-class). Notions, etc., etc.
ayThe Doctor gives advice free
NEW DRUG STORE.
BANKS & HAMLIN,
Main Street, Mfflnitown, Pa.
RltS HD .HEDICttES,
Chemicals, Dye Stuff,
Putty, Coal Oil,
Infants lirushes. Soaps,
Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
Hair Oil, - Tobacco,
LARGE VARIETY OF
selected with great care, and warranted from
Purest of WINES ASD LIQUORS for Medi
cal I urposes.
t-PRESCRIPTIONS compounded with
great care. mal6'72- ly
JEST CIGARS IN TOWN
Two for 5 cents. Also, the Fre"hest Lager,
the Largest Oysters, tbe Sweetest Cider, tbe
Finest Domestic Wines, and, in short, any
thing you may wish in the
EATING OR DRINKING LINE,
at the most reasonable prices. He has also
ao that it wiTl now compare favorably with
any Hall in the interior of the State.
June 1, I870-Iy
B. F. SCHWEIER,
- OLITME XXVI, JiO. 21
JIIMATA VALLEY BANK
JOSEPH i'OMEROY, President.
T. VAX 1RVIX, Cashier.
Joseph Pomeroy, .Iolin .1. Patterson,
Jerome N. Thompson, itieorge Jacobs,
Loan money, receive doposits, pay interest
on time deposits, buy and sell coin and Uni
ted States ISoudi, cash, coupons and cheeks.
Keiiii: money toai.y purl of ihe United States
and also to England, Scotland, Ireland and
Germany. Sell I'cvciiue Stamps.
lu suiui of J'JtlO al 2 per cent, discount.
In suns of S"'0 at per cent, discount.
In sums of S10m) at 3 per cent, disc'ottnt.
The Place for (Joed Grape-viises
IS AT THE
uni;il;i Ualltn IHufnarbs,
A GTUriM lXE MTJSEKT.
fMIE undersigned would respectfully in
1 form ihe public that he has started a
Grape-vine Nursery about pne mile northeasi
of MiJiiulown, where he has been testing a
large Dumber of the different Tirieties of
Uraiies; and having been in the business for
seven years, he is now prepared to furnish
VINES OF ALL Til E LEADING
VARIETIES, AXI OF THE
. MOST T ROM I SIN G
I, O XV 11 TKS,
by the single vine, dozen, hundred or thou
sand. All persona wishing good and thriftv
vines will do well to call and see for them
selves. &3?Good and responsible Agents wan'ed.
Mitlliniown, Juniata Co., Pa.
New Store and New Good?
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, &C.
Uah Street, lESSistvn.
HAVING opened out a GROCERY AND
PROVISION STORE in (lie old stand
on Main Street, Mi31intovn. I would respect
fully ask the attention of the public to tbe
following articles, which I will keep on baud
at all tiuies :
SUGAR, COFFEE, TEA,
FISH, S-J a. l T ,
DRIED AND CANNED FRUIT.
HAM, SHOULDER, DRIED BEEF,
Confectioneries, Nuts, &c,
llom, Feed, tec.
All of which will be sold cheap for Cah or
Country Produce. Give me a call and hear
J. TV. KIRK.
Mifflintown, May 2, 1S72.
'IMIF. undnrsigned begs leave to inform tbe
X public 'ha he has purchased tbe G I! 1ST
MILL, in Miiford towusbip, recently owned
'"y Ja?oh Lemon, and. havi;ig remodeled and
otherwise improved the same, is now pre
pared to accommodate all who may favor him
with their patronage.
Wheat Flour and Sifted Corn Meal al
ways on hanu and for s;ile, whole
sale and Retail.
Aho, Shorts, Brun, Sh:p duff and Ch 'p
F r Sale.
Flour and Feed wiil be delivered to fami
lies if deBirod. His wsgon will visit Mifflin,
l'atteron and Perry-ville three limes a week.
Persons needing flour or feed, can l-ave
tt.eir orders al ibe Store of John Ltka in
Mifflin, or at reunell's Store in Patterson,
or addressing) a note to Box 3-5, Patterson
ORAIS OF AIL KIXPS BOUGHT AT
P. II. HAWN.
Jan. 3, lS72-3n
Tho "Guyper" Market Car.
rpHE undersigned, having purchased of
J. S. II. Brown tbe renowned "Guyper"
Market Car, desires to inform bis fricn Is of
Mifflin. Patterson and vicinity, and the pub
lic generally, thit he will run tbe car regu
larly, leaving Mifflin Station every Monday
noon for the Eastern markets, and returning
on WEDNESDAY, loaded with
VEGETABLES 0? ALL KINDS IN SEASON,
And Ever) thin Itnallr Carried in a
Also, Freight Carrisi, at Seasonable
Eatos, Either "Way.
Orders from merchants and others solioited.
ff Pionipt attention to business will be
given and satisfaction guaranteed.
Orders left at Joseph Penuell's store in
ratterson, will receive attention.
G. W. WILSON.
April 28, 1871.
Rally to the Place where yon can buy
your Wall Paper Cheap.
THE undersigned takes this method of in
forming the public that he has just re
ceived at hio residence on Third Street, Mif
flintown, a large assortment of
of various styles, which he offers for tale
CHEATER than can be purchased elsewhere
in the county. All persons in need of the
above article, and wishing .0 save money, are
invited to call and examine his stock and
hear his prices belore'going elsewhere.
VALarge supply constantly on hand.
Mifflintown. April 8, 1 8T1 If
aJcisiATA Sektini; $1,60 TJtr year.
AS BALMY GALES.
BT JOUN K. HOLBBS.
As balmy gales from flowery meads
Clow low and sweet this summer ere,
I watch tbe willows bend like reeds.
And strange, fantastic shadows weave,
Now taking on a cool gray light,
Now flashing back like silver sheen.
They seem to toy with day and nigLt,
And half the hues that lie between.
There is a spirit lingering there
Along their wild and trembling maze,
Tbe pure heart feel it everywhere,
And loves it all its happy day-.;
By silver gliding brooks that rove,
lu liquid Sow through winding vales,
In odorous winds, in clouds that move,
lu every thought that Hope exhales.
Elow sweet, blow low, oh summer wind,
1 throw upou your wings a dream.
And mangle with the Mightiest Mind
Tbe endings of my rural theme :
What are we, but a ray J. vine
Lone liugering here in cummer day !
Great Soul ! will we not melt in thine
When Thou dost call and wc obey ?
Blow sweet, blow low. oh summer wind,
Blow low and tweet this balmy eve.
My soul, in thought, goes out to find
A soothing roice where'er you breathe.
Learning from lispings tone", Tike thine"'
To bear that pure, eternal prayer
Which Nature sends from eery shrine.
To the Great Soul, that's everywhere.
HOW THE DEAIOX'S WIFE 1XTKO
KLX'LU THE DEAIOX.
Deacon Flint had decided to move ;
be had decided to move to C; bad de
cided to commence moving at precisely
five o'clock on Monday morning, July
IS h ; and so on that identical .Monday
morning you might, bad you been an
early riser have seen the Deacon, divest
ed of his coat and his Sunday dignity
sh.-iking the best room carpet in the back
They went through the tearing up
process very much as other people do;
and beiug endowed with an over ahund
ance of litis world's goods, the last load
of furniture, consisting of the Deacon's
wife and baby, the twins and the Left
room looking gla, was on its way to the
dej.ot at five o'clock. P. M.
It was but a few hours ride to C., and
just in the coolest du?k of the July twi
light they walked up the street to their
new home, very tired.
It was prayer-meeting n:ght, and the
Deacon went to prayer myelin" for the
first time in C, took an active part, and
after meeting waited to f b ike bauds with
the minister and sotu.e of the brethren
answer inquiries, and present their let
ters! He had the satisfaction of feeling ou
his way home that he bad made a good
impression ; it pleased him ; it would
have pleased us ; and he told his little
wife, that n'ght, iu his grave way, that
he "hoped, coming as be did into the
midst of a strange people, there might
never be any occasion of remark against
him while he remained among them."
"I'm sure I hopo not, Samuel,' she
said looking inuoceiitly up in his face,
and adding, as she nestled her little
brown bead on his shoulder, ' I Dou't
feel very much alarmed about it."
Ihe next day, Friday, the Deacon
went Lack to the old home, having some
biMiiei--s settlements to make there.
"Can t tell when I shall be back ;
probably not till Mniday noon; guefs
there's enough wood split to hut you till
then Good bye," he said, and was
The wee woman went singing back to
her half-washed dinner dishes, and with
one foot on tbe cradle rocker, she scoured
tbe knives, while she told the story of
Jack and Gill" to the twins.
When tbe last kettle was washed, the
kitchen stove and table brushed and
scoured to the usual shade of black and
white, the baby avleep in her little nest
of a cradle, "bless ber !" she washed the
pretty twin s faces till they blushed like
red peppers, then settled tbem in their
trundle bed for a nap.
One morning she wakened early, en
tirely free from a wretched bead ache
she had the day before. "Now for the
washing, ' the said to herself. "I want
to have it all done, tho kitchen cleaned
and my dress changed before Samuel
comes at noon."
Quietly dressing so as not to waken
the children, she slipped out into the
kitchen built a fire, aud commenced op
eralions. llow she did work ! every
step told of something done, and al half
pat ten. spile 't all ber hindrances from
the baby, who was cross she was bang
ing out the clothes so snowy white they
dazzled ber eyes as the sun shone on
them. One end of tbe clothes line ran
nearly out to the ftont fence through the
side yard, aud whitest, nicest clothes
were hung there, of coarse.
"How many people are passing " she
thought to herself, "and bow they all
stare at me ; guess it must be tbe clothes
though, instead of me,' and she tenderly
pinned the rear of one of the Deacnn'a
shirts to the line. "Hark ! was that tbe
front gatet" Before (be had time to
th ooaiTiTDTioa tbb oaioa aid tb fOBOiaiBT or
JUJUiATA COUNTjf, POTA
turn around, tbe Deacon ' eDCrgetic
strides bad brougb him cjnse to ber; but
what was tbe matter !
'Martha Pendleton Flint ! ' be ex
claimed, ''what in the world are yon do
ing ? Come straight into the house."
"Don't you see lh; people all go in' to
meeting, and you a batigiu' out shirts T
it's Snnday morning." ,
Such a laugh as rang out then on tbe
Sunday air I'm sure the good people of
of C. never heard btfore. "O, Samuel,''
she said, holding ber sides, "it's so fun
ny 1 no wonder tbe folks stared at me
and tlie clothes Oh, Oh, Oh !" and she
sank down on tbe garss iu a couvnhnun
The poor Deacon was scandalizied.
"You're not goin' to let them clothes
hang out there all day, are you, Martha
"Of course I ara; you don't suppose,
now I've got them out, God's going to
grudge me the sutieliiue to -dry them
with, because it's Sunday, do you ? W by
it would be wicked to bring them in be
fore sundown But see here, Mr. Dea
con, it's about time I called you to ac
count 1 think. How came you to oe
traveling to day ? Gness there's a little
g"TJMI W1T-- l"'1 iMilfi
there!' : "? -
The Deacon turned slowly around and
sat down. Then perching herself on his
knee, she took his honest brown face in
her bauds and said : ''He a good boy
now and tell me all the truth ; remember
George Washington, dear."
Thd Deacou smiled, just a trace of
trouble in bis smile, and taking the hands
that held his captive, in his own said :
"Well, little woman, I had everything
fi niched up last night, ready to start for
home on tbe five o'clock train. Sjme
how, I must have been uncommon tired,
or elr-e it was the beat ; leastways, I
dropped to sleep iu the depot and missed
the train. Then I thought I'd take the
nine o'clock train and get home at mid-
night, bo's you wouldn't be so lonesome
Sunday, but we broke down, and just
got here a half hour ago. Then to thiuk '
after walkin' through' town, from tbe
cars, and the folks Iookiu' at me on their
way to church ! '
"To think, Samuel," she broke in, "af
ter that dreadful trial you should walk
into your front gt nd find yosff wife
hanging out clothes in your front yard,
and you a Deacon of good standing in
the church ! dear ! wfiat do you suppose
the Lord will do to me for thinking this
was wash day ? I don't tb nk," the ad
ded, ' he'll be very bard on me, because
yesterday was my Sunday, though I had
such a sick headache, it seems I didn't
know much about the day. I II tell you
what. Samuel, I'll stay at home with the
babies to night, and you can go to meet
ing, aud then piece out your Suuday to
morrow, won't that do t '
But the Deacon couldn't get over it;
his heart was heavy ; and while bis wife
was busy in the kitchen he put on his
hat and with bis hands elapsed reverent
ly behind him, (his Sunday walk) slowly
and solemnly be walked out to the clothes
Most of tbe clothes were dry, for the
sun was very hot, aud one by ona he
dropped the snowy things into the bask
et, unconsciously bumming to himself.
"Have pity, Lord, O Lord, forgive."
Mrs Flint was washing dishes, and
nearly dropped her best glass dish when
the Deacon walked in with the clean
clothes. "I couldn't stand it. Martha,"
he said, in explanation.
"Guess I must sprinkle and iron them
to day, Samuel, wouldn't you V she said
The Deacon merely ejaculated a disap
proving "My dear 1" and went into the
other rooom to read his Sunday paper.
By and by the people began to come
from church. What a sudden, surpris
ing iuterest they seemed to have taken
in his household premises ; they gazed,
and stared, and looked back, and gazed
again. But the Deacon was an humble
man, it didn't flatter him ; be read his
paper and sighed again, ttld then "fell to
A little while after, two arms stolo
softly round his neck, and a dear voice
said, "forget all about it. dear, and I'll "
a knock at tbe door interrupted, and sbe
went to open it.
Deacon Flint rose from bis open Bible,
and more introductions followed, where
upon Elder Cummins cleared bis throat,
and in a piping voice said :
"You must excuse. Deacon Flint, our
coming on such a day. but we thought it
best that some explanations should be
made before our people again gather for
evening service !
"Eh, I know what you mean, I gness.
Elder Cummins. Yon want to know
why I kept yesterday for Sunday, instead
of to-day, don't you? Well, the fact
was. tbe Deacon was away, and I made
a miscount in the days somehow. I was
so busy settling, and so yesterday was
my Snnday, though I was in bed all day
with a sick headache, aud so didn't find
out my mistake at all. Then, wasn't it
finny T I got up this morning and went
to washing, thinking it was Monday, and
fas laws, j
MAY 22 1S72.
I'd get all through before tbe Deacon
came home ; I declare. I've laughed so
about it, I fairly ache," and the little
feminine offender laoghed again, and so
contagiously that tbe three laughed with
"I've been so good, though. Elder, the
rest of the day, I'm sure the Lord has
forgiven me for it, and she smiled so
sweetly they were both completely won,
When they rose to po. Deacon Frost
said to Deacou Flint, "It is ur mission
ary mpeting to night, brother, and a lit
tie explanation from you there will set
tbe matter right, I guess."
Up spoke the forniuine voice again
"Oh, yes Deacon Frost, Samuel was
intending to explain to night, I only wish
I could be there, but I can't leave the
"If you have no objections. Mrs Flint,"'
replied the Deacon, "my mie will come
and stay with them, and let you go, she
would be de'ighted "
' Oh, thank you ! that would be so uice
I you are very kind ! 'and ehe bowed them
out of the door.
"Ain't you glad you married me, Sam
uel, instead of Abigail Howe ?" said the
small womau, smiling , up at him. No
M.Virr Ua4fjUeJJtea.co saidand did.. .
As she was setting the tea-table that
night, she broke out into another merry
"What's the matter now, dear ?" said
"O. S imitel, I was thinking how you
must have looked, coming up the street
with your Sunday walk, your hands
clasped solemnly behiud you, till you got
to the gate aud saw me hanging up your
shirt iu the front yard, then how snd-
i denly you broke into your week dty
stride ! Ila ! ha ! ' and they both laughed
till the tears came
Supper over, the dishes washed, baby
asleep, and Susie telling stories to the
twins, the Deacon and bis wife started
for church 'Dou't he too humble, Sam-
j uel," she whimpered at the door, "work
j in a little spice if iou can, aud 111 step
oil your corn when its tim; to ttop "
The meeting was opened as usual ;
then Brother Dean was called upou for a
report from India.
A little wiry, black-eyed man rose and
s.iid, "Brethren it's not much use report
ing from the heathen countries, when
right in our midst Deacons travel on
Sunday, and Deacon's wives wash and
hang out their clothes before our very
eyes as we walk to the house of God. I
call for au explanation."
Deacon Flint tried to rUe, but some
body pulled bin down, and the next min
ute the whole congregatiou was electri
fied by the sound of a sweet, womanly
voice, saying :
"Now, O Lord, eftabliah ihy word
unto thy servant, so shall I have where
with to answer him that reproaclietb me.
for I tro-t iu thy word. ' Then turning
to Li m she said, ".My brother, you shall
have an explanation," and in a simple.
almost child liki way, she told her story
of her mistake, und the Deacon s delay,
then added, "My bt other, judge nothing
before the time, until the Ioid come
For we shall all statu! before the judg
ment seat of Christ, and every one shall
give an account of hi'iistlf to God : let
us not therefore judge one another any
The next morning the Rev Henry
Brown and his wife ca led very uncere
moniously ou the new Deacon. "We
knew it wouldn't be washing day here,"
laughed Mrs. Brown, "so we came early;
1 could hardly watt to get here aud talk
over the funny alTiir Henry said after
you sat down last night, he felt like invi
ting you up iu the pulpit.''
"Why, bless me!" said the astonished
little body, blushing like a girl, "I felt so
ashaia-d of myself when I got through
that I wanted to hide my head under tbe
Deacon's coat ! 'twas the first time I ever
spoke in meeting iu my life.'"
"I hope it won't be the larf, Mrs Flint,
if you always speak as much to the
purpose as you did last night," said the
minister, coming forward.
"Yes ! ' broke iu bis wile, "Henry said
he'd always advocate woman's speaking
in meeting after this."
"It was capital I" said Mr. Brown, re
crossing tbe room to where the Deacon
stood. "Just what Job Dean has need
ed for a long time, a good reproof, but no
one bad tbe courage to give it to him.
Your little wife has done just what the
whole parish will thank ber for.''
"You have made yourself famous ; look
out for plenty of calls this week ! '
"Samuel,'' said his bonie wife, as she
closed the door, "dou't you think I've
introduced you pretty well T will you
call me 'Martha Pendleton Fliut !'
again when I'm banging out your shirt
in the front yard V
Somebody was chased out in the kitch
en just then, and laughed so loud it wa.
kened the baby Air il Maeyre or in the
Slander not others because they have
slandered you ; kiss not a reptile because
you have felt his bite.
Bettbb be upright with poverty, than
unprincipled with plenty.
EDITOB AXD PROPRIETOR.
WHOLE NUMBER 1315.
FEARFUL WESTFIUf 5E1TS.
Fear Men Shot-One Man Haa?-Twe
Ben Severely Wounded -rtra of Ter
ror in Kansas.
From the Kansas City Times.
Sumner county, one of the extrrme
southern counties in.' Kansas, has been
disturbed very much of late by the hor
rible tragedy at Caldwell, in that coon
ly, an account of which appeared iu the
Times a few days ago, where two men.
named Tulden and Anderson, were mur
dered by a man named M'Carty, who
escaped into the Indian Territory. The
escape of M'Carty orated no email
amount of bad feeling among tbe peo
ple of Sumner county.
The result was a vigilance committee,
or. in plain language, a mob. This
party, according to tbe statement made
by cur informant, was composed of
horse thieves, gamblers, and the reckless
roughs of the border, with a few ies
spcctable but hot headed citizens. They
organized, mounted and passed over into
the Indian territory, and succeeded in
finding M'Carty, who promptly surren
dered himself when called upon to do so.
He was taken out into tbe prairie
and shot, and his body left as food for
After their retain home a tetrible
shooting affair took place at Welling
ton, the county seat of Sumnr. A reck
less kind of fellow, named Jack Lynib,
became involved in a quarrel, during
which a respectable citizen of Welling
ton was shot dead, it is said by accident.
At the same time a man named Hop
kins and another named Clarke wi re
shot in the breast, while Lynch himself
was shot and wounded Tn the legs and
feet. Jack Lynch was immediately ar
rested and confined in yiil to await legal
Meanwhile the vigilanters, fresh from
their trip into the Indian Territory .
called their party together at Caldwell
and all marched over to Wellington, a
distance of over twenty miles. By some
means the sheriff or constable became
apprised of the approach of the vigi
lautees. and escaped out of town with
his prisoner and remained concealed out
upon the prairie all night. The mob
made a diligent search for their victim,
but failed to find him or his guard. On
the following ni.'ht they made a sudden
descent upon the town, and succeeded in
capturing the wounded man, Lynch,
and at once proceeded to hang him to a
tree within sight of tho lorn where he
The people of Sumner are evidently
'highly exasperated" at something or
'oni-body. At aH events' it is a poor
place for law breakers and sheriffs offi
cers. The people of Wellington disap
prove of this mode of executing the law.
Th border is acquiring a repntation for
lawlessness more rapidly than before and
during tbe war.
A MARRIIXO WOMAS.
Father, Son, and Nephew Espouse the
James Smith, a young man twenty
two years of g.i. was brought up at
Jefferson Market, yesterday, for assault
ing Eliza Browne!, keeper of a dis
reputable house in Greene street. When
the ynnng man was arraigned before
Justice; Cox, bis father, Oeorge Jefferson
Smith, Marshal in the First District Civil
Court, and formerly Police Captain in
the 8ixlh precinct, bailed him out. Mr.
Smith, Sr , made the following extraor
dinary statement : "Judge Cox, this
woman first married my nephew, then
myself, and my son. My nephew.
Alexander Oules, was an officer iu the
Confederate service, and on bis coming
to this city at the close of tbe war he
met this woman aud married ber. Tbey
went to Charleston. S C, and some
persons in the hotel, knowing her char
acter. informed her if she did not leave
tbe town she would be tarred and feath
ered. They came back here and quar
reled She obtained a divorce, and on
his threatening to stab ber if she refused
to live with him, had bim arrested and
sent on the island for a year She then
married me I then kept a hotel in
Bath, Lnng Island, aud brought her
there. My son had cbaige of the place.
for I was only there at nights, having to
'.tend to my duties as Marshal in the
city during the day. During my ab
sence she got control of my son, and
three months after her marriage with me
she ran away with bim. She took him
to New Haven. Conn., and married him.
They came back here, and, growing
tired of him in time, she obtained a di
vorce, but by having bim arrested on
charges of assault and bailing him ber.
self she kept bim away from me. Now
I am going to take bim to my residence
at Bowery Hotel and I don't think she
will ever see him again." Mr. Smith,
who made this statement, is a -ery
wealthy man, owning real estate in tbe
city valued at $300.000. Philadelphia
Telegraph, May 9th.
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PABTHTLARS OF THE LATE TERRIBLE
FIRE AT SOMERSET, PA.
From the Tbiladelhi. t'resa.
The calamity which overtook the town
of Somerset on Tbnrsdaj', the iJ.li inst ,
has awakened the deepest sjApat'57
throughout the whole Commonwealth.
Such a sweeping, destructive conflagra
tion has not visited ariy part of the cnrr-
try since the gn at forest fires in the West
and the burning of Chicago, last fall.
Al out three-fourths of the place is in
ashi s ; and property to tbe extent of
abont S 1,000 00C, but a small portion of
which is covered by insurance, was swept
suddenly oni of existence.
Somerset is the county seat of Somer
set county, Pennsylvania, and is situated
on the plank road from Cumberland, .Md.,
to West Newton. I'a , about 70 miles
southeast from I'ituhurg. The borough
was incorporated in 1S04 and was burn
ed once before, about forty years ago.
Its population in 1SC0 was 2.77G. The
population of Somerset county ;n 1870"
was 23 223.
Thc following interesting facts in re
gard to this deplorable Conflagration are
taken from the Somerset correspondence
of ihe l'ittibarg Commercial ;
The fire originated iu a stable in front
of the Keim Fouudry at 4 P.t. on the
9tb inst lit a few miuntes tbe two ad
joining etahles were in a blaze, and the
unusually violent wind blowing at the
tiu! in a few minutes carried spuika and
blazing shingles over the business por.
tion of the town, aud the fire became
The origin of the fire is by some attri
buted fo sparks from the Keim Foundry
falling 011 the stablf. A gentleman who
was on the ground at the time says the
three adjoining stables burst into flames
at the same moment, and unhesitatingly
attributes it to incendiarism. Every
business house is destroyed except Hol
der baum's grocery, every hotel except
the Harnett House, both the printing
offices, the ILrald and Democrat, and
the Presbyterian and Lutheran Churches.
In a large number of cases the stores
were used at the same time as rM;(lnces.
aud many, in fact the majority, of the
losses represent aiTte owners had.
Goods were removed from the houses,
to be destroyed in the streets, or in some
cases to be carried off by miscreants to
the cotintrv. Scarcely anything was
saved, the complete destruction effected
Wing one lemarkable feature,
SsJ.l a -oun man, " My old father,
rich at noon yesterday, hadn't a dollar at
night, and' vrith his two daughters had to
beg a floor to lie on last night and he
eighty-four years old." Another said :
"Beside Chicago this will appear small,
and we won't get help, but God knows
we need it it was all we had " Yet
there was no needless complaining, and
all tried to smile and talk cheerfully and
hopefully ,f the future. None can ap
preciate the scene unless they stand with
a father looking cn thc ruin with his fam
ily, not a dollar or a mouthful to eat irr
the world, and chcr fully saying, "it will
all come right.'
The total amount of insurance is placed
at SCO 000. The loss will not be less
than i 1,000,000 iu all Tbe insurance
was plr.ced in the following companies,
the losses falling iu the rrder named:
Lycoming, Fayette county Mutual. Far
mers', f York ; North American, JEam,
Franklin, of Philadelphia ; Manufac
turers', of Philadelphia, and Artisans",
Is This a Sersion ? Twelve years
ago Hon. F C. Whipple was a brilliant
and prosperous lawyer in Howell, Mich.
A few weeks ago he died of intemper
auce, and was buried out of the Masonic
charity fund, fiom which for some time
before bis death he had been supported.
During tlii- time his beautiful and accom
plished wile has become insane, and his
four lovely children are penniless aud
scattered, :lo l.vinsr together.
An old b ichelor. picking up a book,
exclaimed, upon seeing a wood-cut. rep
resenting a rein kneeling at the feet of a
woman : "l).T.re I would kneel to a wo
man. I would encir'le my neck with a
rope and stretch it." And then, turning
to a young woman, he inquired: " I
you not think it would be tbe best I
cou'd do V "It would, undoubtedly, be'
the b. st for the woman," was the sar
A Western New Yotk miss unguard
edly made the remark in tbe family cir
cle recently that " when gentlemen eat
warm maple sugar it get into their mus
taches and makes them scratchy." Her
father is curious to know how she fouud
"My dear sir," said bis partner, when
vou dance with ladies, wear gloves."
So matter, no matter 1" said he : "I'll
wash my bands when I get through,"
The best penance we can do for envy
ing another's merit is to endeavor to sur
Thb ruia-O-f .most men dates from some
idle hour.' Occupation ia. an armor to
the seal. -
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