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Eir.lULIHKf) IN 18411.
Ereitr rTsnsrsnaT Morniko,
itireStreet, opposite the odd Fellows' Hall,
JIIFFL1NTO WX,' PA.
The JrxiATA Skstinkl is published every
;ejnesdy morning al $1,60 a year, in ad.
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ji torney sit Jfiw,
fcaJ-Cxlltciing and Conveyancing promptly
,;;cnJed IS. ; U ' f '
Ofice a l"""'1?0 s,r9'. opposite -the Csurt
ATTOItSEY AT LAW,'-
Oilceei BriHge street, in the room formerly
eccupied ly tan l. Pari er. Fsq.
ffers bis services to the citizens of Juni
ai cjuuIj s Aiic'ioueai- and Vendue Crier.
Cbtrgcs, Inim i ro :o c uuuars. cuneiac-
H. H. SNYDER, Perrysville, Pa.,
Trtilera hi? rTice- to the citizens of Jupi
t'l and aHjuintng comixes. s Auctioneer.
tnts aso'lera'e. Fur sati-fnetion give the
Meki a chance. 1'. (1. address. Port
K.vi!, Juniata Co , Pa.
Feb 7. '72-ly
Aiig'ist IX. H''J-tf.
Physician and Xiirycon,
hears S A M to 8 P. M. 1Sice in
PitltuiJ'i building, two Jour 'iMve the Sni ',
f.sri ofi.ee, Bridge :re"i. aili;lS-!f j
Imwtifc Fajaclaa aai $smt
ft.jv. )c;r-A in tiie l orouh of TLoiupo!i- f
!w( o;Ters di pr offssion! ttMTites to the!
ii:icD of iLmI place and viiivi:j. f
Oihcr !u ti.c iuuiu rccfii'lv occu i'd hx !
Vr. f Jane I'J, 7--tf " i
huM.tiPAinic nii'siciAS & suiiiieon !
UaTin pcroianrnT Ij looale! in the hcruiigh i
f Miitlintown, ofVery iii pru.Vt-siu:.;I ervice j
i ibe citize:iD ot t L is plucc .t:i .itrruuii'ling j
Oflicti on Main tf.rot, out r.rM.er L'lvi :
Er. 3. A. Simpson
Tresis il f inni of di-r:is. and muy e eeli
Salted as follow: t I; if f.i'.i.-r in Liverpuul
Vs.. Biery S.1 I'tl'HY mid .l.Xi)A V .J-pio'-ne:!:
eflli hv i. m-1 . Uv oll.c." -ur s.
aej " il on or eddiv--H
i-;t. a. ?iM?os.
sec 7 I.ivi-rpoul, i'eirj- Ti.. Pa.
iKNlT.AI. i I..MJS ACilNi V,
.1 A M E S M. S K L !. F. !t .
1 4 1 . .) U T 11 SIXTH .S I II Ii H 1 1
PIII1.A1I' I.IMi! .
H .-in) i h. Pensions, i'ntk Pay, Hur'e
('sim. StstcCtaitno, &c, pr-t,i.i5y collected.
H c'.inr;e for i ti for ms tiru , nir t hrn monc-y
l, no. c .'I'd i d. ocf.'7-lt
ATTENTION T "
DWIU WATTS most rcKpcrtfuny nnni-ra-ees
ts the j uh!ic that ho is prepared to
SCHOOL BOOKS AND STATIONERY
at reduce-- prices. Hereafter glee him a cali
at Lis 01.1' STAND, MAIS St.
iniTtT -ts&zir it.fiTfi
DU. J. J. APPLEKAL'i; U lias es'te.blixSc 1
a llrug and Prescription .Store in the
aWe-aatncd place, and keeps a general as
sort nient of
HRUGS ASH MEDiCISFS,
Also all other articles usually kept in estab
lishments of this hind.
Pure Wines anil Liquors for medicinal pur
poses, dears, Totiaccn. Stationery, Confec
tions (first-class). Notions, etc.. e'C.
tmT'The lt'ictor gives advice fres
1JKSTC10AU3 IN TOWN
IIoI!o!.-ti:s!i'! SnJooji j
Two for a cents. Also, the Fre-hest Lager, I
the Lareest Oysters, the Swecteft Cider, the
tiling you may wish in the '
EATING Oil DItlNKISO LINE.
t the most reasonable prices. . He Las also t .-jrMl , ,.f every month at Richfield, Fre
refitted his j ,UOiit and Turkey V.iilry.
BILLIARD HALL, Second week Liverpool aud Wild Cat Val-
that it will now compare favorably with j
y Hall in Ihe inteiior tf the State.
June 1, 187(i-ly
Bally to the Place where you can buy
your Wall Paper Caeap.
PnE undersigned tnke? ihis method of in---
forming the public that he has jufl re
vived at his residence on Third Street, Mif
8ituwn, a large assortment of
f various styles, which he offers for sale
CHEAPER than can be purchased elsewhere
in the county. All persons in need of the
above article, and wishing :o save money, are
invitei to call and examine bis stock and
ltr his prices before going elsewhere.
Si-Large supply constantly on band.
COAL, Lumber, Fish, Salt, and all kinds
of Merchandise for sale. Chestnut Oai
""k. Railroad Ties, all kinds of Grain and
Seeds bought at the highest market prices in
"sh or exchanged lor merchandise, coal,
lumber, 4c, lo suit customers. I am pre
pared lo furnish to builders tills of lumber
JW as wanted and on short notice, of ei'her
oak or yellow pine lumber. .
Jt Tort Royal, Juniata Co., Pa.
A Large assortment of Queensware, China
ware, Glassware, Crockery ware. Cedar
re. &c., for sale cheap by
TILTEN & ESPENSOH APE'S.
8if III if
it ikiii-t;.".,;."j - .
. D. P. P AISTE,
6CCCKSSOR TO ,rs;: : ;...- "
JOIIX S. GKAYBILL & CO.,
CRYSTAL PALACE BUILDIITG.
J ITavinp puvcIiHS.'.l t Tin out ire mammotJi stock anJ fixtures of Joliu S
nMP.;li i. i ii ti . r .. . .. . '
ijum . v i... i wimu lu.-jjto.iiijiy
Iifttid nt all times a
FULL ASSORTMENT OF
Hardware, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Leather,
And all Kinds of Goods kept in a First-Class Hardware Store.
Hay Cutlers, Cider Mills. Meat Cullers and Staffers for Sale.
nav'tiff liiid a fu'.l experience 111
I i uj;j-r-r, i rtir niiru iu at'ii iiiu eaiut: tii:(iity til ouuutf as
clieap n any stoie in city or oouutry.
M rcli:tine are especially invited to buy, as tliey can save freiglit, arid
i at tlie fsmo t'ino l.ny at l'hiltdt'lljia prices. All jeiioii8 are invited to
lurjiect tiie stnex tlirtiugiiotit the bouse.
COIIC if !:: COMEMAJiY! COIEAlL!
Sept. 18. 1S72-'.T D. P. PAISTE.'
JUNIATA VALLKV BASK
JOF.I'il i'OMF.ilOY, 1'iesietit.
t. Van ii:v;n. c'asiiioi.
! frtcp!j Poni-ror, John .T. Patterson,
i lei vimeN. 'i'b.nti pn, George Jncobs,
j Loan nione3', r;-cc:T icpositu, pnj interest
j -Hi time i'psiiy, !i:y hihI ne!l coin mid
l :el .-'tuten Itor.fs. :lh coupons and civets.
Kot.i ii many to iuy part of the t'niied iStMtes
! ind ttls tt Knjrlind, ScotiMid, lrtlund mi !
I flrrmnny. Pell hfvrnuc Stur.ps.
In rms of nt - pr cent., discount,
l In sucih iV" l f tti .1 i.xiiut.
In u:if of SliUfO at 3 per cent. difcunt.
BANKS cc HAMLIN,
Xatu Sinct. Miflintuini, i'u.
!:: i.Ki.s i;;
Cheniieals, . lN-jre StuC,
Putty, fun! 'il,
lnfji Urn hef. bnnps;
IIir ISrii'hrs, Tooih brueh;:S.
H sir Oil, TulRii-o,
I.Ar.'iF. VAHIEI'Y OF
; PATENT Ht'D'lCIXES,
; !"lcted with great care, and warranted from
j Purest of WINES ASO LIQUORS forMedi-
! frM'ltF.SCPilrM'lONS compounded with
IX 1 II K
IMICi:S 1" TEETH
Full Upper or Lower Seis as Low as $5.00.
No teeth allowed t leave the office unless
the patient is utieucl.
Teeth icino'leiea ana repairer.
Teeth filled to last for life.
Tootliachc stopped in five minutes witheut
eirrftctin? the tooth.
j Dental work done for persons without them
leaving their homes, if desired.
i;iectiici!j' it-ed in t he extiacuon 01 leeiu,
rendeiing it almost a painless operation, (no
ex'ra chnrt;e of the Dental Othce of O. L.
Derr. established in Mifflintown in IS'10.
G. I.. PF.KR,
Jan 24, lS72-ly Practical Dentist.
FFF.RS his professsonnl services to the
miMie in nener.il. iu both branches of
!his profession operative nd mechanical.
Thirl week M.lli-rstown r.na llaceoon
Fourth week st his ouiee in M'AlistervilIe.
Will visit Mitfiin whea called on.
Teeth put up on any of tho bases, and as
liberal as anywhere else.
Address by letter or otherwise.
The rhec for (iod Grape-vines
nniata Dallni Uiiuprbs,
AM) tatAPE-VlXE SUESERY.
rI",IlE undersigned would respcctfally in
1 form the public thai he has started a
Grape-vine Nursery about one mile northeast
of Mifllintown, where he has been testing a
large number of the different varieties of
Grapes; and having been in the business for
eeven years, he is now prepared to furnish
VINES 'OF.; ALL THE LEADING
VAKIKTIES, AND OF THE
I, O W H A T 13 S ,
bv the sinele vine, dozen. b..Jr.I A.
sand All persons wishing good and tnrittv
vines' will do well to call and see for. them-
8'-Good and responsible Agent! wanted.
Address, jryys OBERHOLTZER. '
Mifflintown, Juniata Co , Pa.
iiiiorm tno- jiublic tliat I have on
tlie AVlinlesalrt niid Uniifiietut incr
IX Tin: COUNTY,
To Ofer to the Pablio
Just Reccivctl from . Eastern
Tht'iii v.lil (.aarantft1 You
SHELLEY & STAMBAUGII.
NEW CRYSTAL PALACE BUILDCI'J,
IIIFPLISTO WN, PA.
Oct. 8, 1872.
New Store and New Goods.
GROCERIES, PE07ISI03TS, &C.
Kaln Street, ICffintsTra.
HAVING opened out a GROCERY AND
PROVISION STORE in the old stand
on Main Street, MifilintowntT would respect
fully ask the nllcutintt tf the pultlic to the
following articles, which I will keep on hand
at all tiuics :
SUGAR, COFFEE, TEA,
DRIED AND CANNED FKUIT.
HAM, SHOULDER, DRIED BEEF,
Confectioneries, Nuts, &c,
11 o in, Feed, Scc.
All of which will bo sold cheap for Cash or
Country Produce. Give me a call and hear
Mifflintown, May 2, 1872
J. W. KIRK.
New Lumber Yard.
BEYER, GUYER & CO.
HaTe opened a Lumber Yard in the bor
ough of Patterson, and are prepared to fur
nish all kinds of Lumber, such as
Siding, Flooring, Studding,
- Paling, Shingles, Lath, Sash, Inc.,
in large or small quantities, to suit cus
tomers. .ja. Persons wanting Lumber by the car
load can be supplied at reduced rates. .
BEYER, GUYER & CO.
George Goshen, Agent.
Pattarson, May 15 '72 tf
c-UELLY STAMBAUGII always keep up
O their stock of GROCERIES and will not
be excelled either in the quality w price of
their goods in this line. Give them a call
before gninf elsewhere.-
TBI COXSTITCTIOS TBI CSIOS TBft Xf ORCE a BIT Of
JUNIATA COUNTY, rW'A,
" . - - A Latigh ;&' Moan.
BT riTHKS RTAV.
. The brook that down (he Valley
So musically dripa, ,
Flowed never half so brightly
As the light laugh from her lips.
11 er face was like IheiLily, .
. Her heart was like (he Ko:e,
Her eyes were Iika a civen
Where the sunlight ! ways glows.
She trod the enrlh so lightly
Her feet touched pots ihorn ;
Her words were all the brrghtness
Of a young life's happy morn.'
. Along her laughter rippled.
The melody of Joy
She drank from ercry chalice
Aiid tasted 'no alloy. J ''
Her life was ail a Laughter,
, Her diys were all a smile.
Her heart was pure and happy,
She knew no gloom cr guilo.
Sho rested on the bosom
Of her mother like a fliwer
That blooms far la the'Valiey -
M'here no etorm-clouds ever lower.
And "Merry ! merry f merry !'V '
ltang the bells of every honf, ,
In her valley Uughed Ihe Flower.
Thers was not a fign of Shadow,
There was not a tear dot thorn
. And the s.wcct voice of her laughter
Filled with melody the Morn.
Yeirs ps6cd 'twas long long after,
And I saw a Face at Prayer;
. There was uot a sign of laughter,
There was every sign of care.
For the sunshine all had faded
F'roni I he Valley and the Flo wor, "
And the once fair faCe was shaded
In life's lonely F.venihg hour.
And :h? lips that smiled with laugVcr
In the Valley of the Morn
In the Valley of the evening
Tirey wero pile aud sorrow-worn.
And I rc-.d the old, old lesson
In her fnce and iu her tetrs.
While Nhe sighed amid the shadows
Of the sutiiiet of her Tears. , .
All :br rippling streams of laughter
From our hearts aud lips that flow
Shall be frozen cold, years after,-.
Into ic;c!es of woe.
' 1 " 1 . 11 " "
A Nigilt ttalCUmiDS AdrCalare.
As a general .rule, niglit-watchman are j was evidently caused by some one creep
the most sombre aud uncommunicative of; itig on his Imu-ls and knees, for Martin
'lut n. What lili t there is in them is J bad often heard hunters crawling in that
not of the tutisliiue, but of the aurora j manner to surprise their g-ime.
bonalis. But we do not say this by I A momentary silence ensued, and then
way of disparagement, for they are just j ,e ilearJ t1(! trce violently agetated, as
what they h ive to be in tbe natural order : ;f gome g;al!t were ascending it ; for
of things lo illustrate by a parallel
cate : the owl is not the gravest of birds
si i. ply because he bt longs to the genus,
Slrix, but for the further reason that he
has a h.id habit of turning, night-into
. Put when a night-watchman Las any
thing which be considers worth telliug,
you may take it for granted that it is
something ont of the common run.
Martin Dipper was one of the most
efiicieut night-watchman I ever knew fur
you could no more catch him asleep than j
you could the proverbial weasttl. Every
hair on bis bead seemed charged with
electricity, aud constantly on the alert :
and it was very evident that Stroking his
hair would produce the eauie sound as
rubbing a cat's fur in the wrong direc
tion. Thn building under his nightly charge
was a large silk warehouse on the out
skirts of the city, and within a stone's
throw of a large field, on which, at the
period embraced iu my story, a circus
company had pitchad its tent... As such
exhibitions pften brought bad characters
into the neighborhood,. Martin, was even
more vigilant, .than usqal, aud, fearing
that he might fall asleep,. he took along
a small bulldog to act as deputy.
The night which Jlartiu had .such
terrible cause lo remember was a very
gusty one in the latter part of the autumn
aud the old tree in trout of the warehouse
was showering down its crimsou foliage
as if tbe red snow that is sometimes seen
iu the Polar regions were falling iu Luge
flakes. ,...-.- . .
He was a strict temperance man, aud
as every night watchman requires somo
stimulant, he was in the habit of taking
a pint of coffee with him and warming it
up during the night.
Between twelve and one o'clock be
went up stairs for that purpose, as the
only fire place in the building was in a
a small front room on the second floor.
After splitting up some old boxes, be
made a blazing fircon tbe hearth, which
lighted op the little room Bo resplendent
ly that bis lantern became a mere super
fluity. The warmth was so grateful' to
bis rheumatic limbs that he kept putting
on fuel long after he had drank;' his al
lowance of hot ooffet It was big" cus
tom to inspect the diors and windows on
the ground floor of ihe building at regu
lar iuterval ( ; so at two o clock he went
down stairs for that purpose, leaving the i
dog in a ,comfcrab!e doze by the . fire. '
. V- I II III till II I. II II lit II Ir II 1 III
TH I LAWS.
N0VE3IBER 27, 1572.
He had completed Lis round of inspec
tion, and was on liig way up stairs again
when he heard a treraendioits crash of
glaes, followed by a howl from the do.
a scuffling sound, and all was still again.
.Martin cocked his Colt's revolver and
rushed into the room, only, to find the
window sash shattered to fragments au 1
the dog gone.
How was that state of things to he
accounted for ? The dog couldn't have
jumped through the window, because the
ecuining souuu succeeaua me crash, ana
furthermore, all the glass broken from
the window was strewn upon the floor of
the room", showing conclusively that the
window must have been broken Irotn the
Martin was nonplussed for once ; and
the mure he revolved the matter iu his
mind, the more it seemed that some su
pernntur.il agency hvl been at work. A
j glance from the window s uit-lii-d him
J that no hutirati being could reach it ex
I cept by means'of a ladder ;for although
the tree we have inentimied stood direct
ly iti front of it, the intervening distance
w'a. to great for auy oae to use the tree
as a means of access to the window.
Martin then concluded to examine- the
gruuud iaauwdialgly WHlrr-tln, wimliw
for traces left by the feet of a ladder, or
by anything el?e ; for ho had once bun
U:d mink and raccoons for a living, and
bis practised eye could even "trace a
mtiskrat. lie was aware of the li.-k
attached to such a course, but that could
uot deter him from seeking a clue to the
disappearance o'f Lis 'favotite dog. I.'e
was on t!i point of ging, out, hen it
. occurred to him that his duty to his cm
I ployer, which was always a pnnrnomit
consideration, in his mind, forbade th;it
he should tike so rash a flip, "aud that
he had already been guiliy of gross neg
ligence in leaving the broken window for
i an iusla.it.. So he hurried back tp t ie
; room from which the dog had disappear
jed and prepared to watch there until
: morning. The fate of ihe dog h.;d
warned him of llie danger of having a
self a conspicuous target to any one or
anything outside ; so he extinguished
the fire, covered tip his lantern in one
corner of the apartment, and sat in , the
diAl t uil.Ii L.h CK-e tlae tritfser oi' li it
ipislol. awaiting further develodements
i t thisjiincture there wm a I'll! in tiie
jgale, uhich had raved with maniacel
' I.1PV fnr art, ..col littica n .1 tf i.,!..'. n .... t n
ear heaid an indistinct sound below that
, there was no wind blowing at the time
A moment afterward, what appeared to
Martin to be the leg of a burgtilar .was
thrust through the window, an 1 he fired
one barrel of bis revolver at it, but was
unable to fire a second, as the exploded
percussion cap had got wedgd in be
hind tbe chamber of the pistol so as to
prevent it from revolving.
But Martin mant business ; so he
threw the revolver at the mysterious ob
ject, and then sailed in with his bowie
klife But it 60m, dro.,.)(.d froln Li,
paralized baud as he was j.'iked through
the window, and found himself iu the
coils of a boa constrictor ?
There was rf menagerie attached to
the circus, aud the teut containing the
former had blown down, the pole of it
falling upon the serpent's cng, and so
bending the iron rods as to let out its
Some hours afterwards the circus em
ployees were engaged id reparing dama
ges, when they were horrified to see the
boa returning to its cage with the insen
sible night watchman iu its powerful
If Martiu had offered the lrast resis
tance the constrictor would have crushed
pvery bone in his body ; but as be fain
ted immediately, it supposed he was
dead, aud was conveying him back to its
cage to perform the -process of degluti
tion at its leisure ; for it was already
surfeited with the dog which it had
swallowed. Upon being attacked by
the men, the boa at once dropped its
prey, and he received medical aid as
promptly as possible, but remained on-
conscious for npwards of twenty four
The morning after that memorable
night, Martin's employer was .taking a
horseback ri le at an early honr, when
he noticed that the front window of the
warehouse had been shattered to atoms ;
so be thereupon entered the building
with bis private key, but found no cine
to Martin, except the revolver with one
barrel discharged lying on the floor,' an d
the bowie knife npon the ground outside
He forthwith made inquiries-' about the
neighborhood, and wa informed of'the
singnlar occurrence at the circus. '' : '
What was thecolor of the man's
UairT' he asked,. with a vje . to identi
fying him. i
"White as the driven snow"waa the
reply, r " .
EDITOR A.D PROFKIETOR.
WHOLE NUMBER 1312.
"Then," said he, "it mtft have been a
different man, for Martin's hair was black
as a coal , -; . . i ' "'- ' -
"Don't be too eure he isn't the same
roan-,'" observed a bystander, 'for ench
au adventure 1 as that wonld turn any
man's hair white in Crre mirrutes." ' .
- Tbe proprietdr of the ' warehouse evi
dently thought the suggestion entitled
to some weight, for be straightway re
parcd to the betlsifli? of the wretched
man, arid instant! v rece!irzed him as the
faithful watchratn, in spit? of Iris snow
Martin was ultimately restored to
health, and strange to say, the order of
ii.ltn re is reversed in bis case, and as - he
grows older his hair is" gradually recov
ering its pristine blackness, o that by j
the time he i' threescore- and ten his
locks will be as dark as Cimmerian
darkness itself. .
A 17377 S:n33-What ti.3 Kiai S:
Mr. Levy, iu his work on. "Uliudutsa
and the Blind," says : , i , .
- When passing . along a street I c in
distinguish shops frum"' private houses,
and even piiut nut the -doers and win
dows, etc , and this whether the doors be
0hut"r open. " TFhen a wmduw 'consists
of one entire sheet of-'glass- it is more
difficult to discover than one composed
of a number of small pauca, i.From this
it would appear that glass is a bad con
ductor of sensation. When object be-.
low the face are perceived the sensation
seerns to come in an oblkjc liufi from the
object to tho- uiper p.frt of. the f;tce.
While' walkiug with a. , frieqd : iu Forest j
Lane, Stratford, I . said, pointing to a
fence which separated the road from a
field. -Those raili aro ti3t quite as hi-h
as my shoulder." He looked at them
aud said they were higher .We, how -
ever, measured and found them abuut
three inches lower than my shoulder.
At the time of makintr this observation 1
wa about four feet from the rails. -Ccr-
t iiuly. iu this instauce faci.il perception
was more accurate than sight When
the lower part of a f..-nce is brick . work
and tbe upper part raile the fact can' be
detected, and - the line where the two
meet eaeily perceived. . Irregularities in
height aud projections and indentations
in wails can also be discovered. A simi
lar. sense beloi.gs to some: part, of the
auiin,il creation, and especially , to bats,
lio have been known to fly about a
room without striking anything, after the i by its weight, tried the" respiratory mus
crue.1 experiment had been nude of ex-1 des so that they gradually ceased to act.
trading tneir eye3.
Th3 Katrimonial- Market.
Ihe .Paris Cauloi says, that of . the
many matrimonial agencies in that city 1 nurses place their- children, deeply im
Somo actually send round a list of the j beded in soft tlo As and pillows, depriv
choicsst goods on hand. One of these, j 'g .them by so doing, of a fail supply.
evidently a carefully selected stock from
the very beet class of goods, 13. quoted.
"I apprehend, sir. that in the course of-
your daily life you are flow , -and-' ftgaiir
coming across people placed iu the diffi
culty of not being able to contract or, ar
range a well assorted marriage, that is, b
marriage, that is, a mart iago according
to one's rightful expectations. Permit
me to call your atteution to a few speci
mens from our list ol bona Jiile caudi
d lies, for whome I have the houor to act
"1. A French princo well, knerfn in
the world for his eimple and irreproacba
ble manners, agreeable physiognomy, 43
years of age, and a fortune of from S03,
Q00 fiances to a milliou."
"3 A magistrate : 53 years, and ISO,
"3. Several doctors : 25 to 35 years,
and from 30,000 to 60,000 francs.
"4 Several merchauts, 25 to 45 years
and 20.00J to 30,000 francs,
"5. Sevetal gentlemen of private for
tunes, 4G to 50 years, and C0.000 ..to
100 000 francs."
,.T ' j" ". .. . , :
Surgeon Woodward, ot the Array i
,. , .r . w- t . n ' I
Medical Museum, at Washington D. (J ,
has been experimenting extensively with
his celebrated micrisiopie apparatus,
with a view to teat the theory that epi
demics are caused by microscopic organ
isms in the air. Iu a communication on
the subject he expresses his total dissent
from the theory and says ;
!Neveit!:eless I certainly, regard mi
croscopical forms which exist iu the at
mosphere, and their possible influence on
man, as a proper ; matter for scientific
study, and by way of contributing my
mite to this difficult subject, I would
stale that within the last few days I
have collected orgauic forms from a quan
tity of air of a stable iu this city in wbich
were a number of sick horses, and sub
mitted to the highest powers of the. mi
qcoiseopa without finding any which are
not usually encountered when no epi
demic is. prevailing, and have also sub'
jectcd the mucus discharge from the nos
trils of several of the horses to tbe same
.examination, with like negative results.''
Qtiilp being asked, at the end of a very
stupid speech, why he applauded, re
plied, "Because he ?s done."
' When riding a donkey what fruit do
yon most xesemble ?. ; A pear.
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la the Tribute,' of the 7th' MsXant, '
under the beading of 'TelegrapB " Notes,
I find the follawiug, witbont a -Tford -of
nullification: ' " -' . . . jjvft.1 02"'
'A three morifUs; olJ child, of Mr.
Derrick, of Portland,Maine, lostJhi3 lifw
yesterday fsbrniltg by a cat .sucking; hi
breath while sleeping..'' ........... .
As m.fny persons " are "apt fr' accept
.Statements, as fac!a wtich.ujej-.fiid-j
your paper, it U perhap worth whilo to
point olit the fitremo improbahililj of
the aboVe: I- do not doubt the death of
the child, or that' the animal was present
at the time ;' Cut thaf a cat "sucked iu
breach," or would or could do so, mnst
be regarded as a piece of gross eoporsti-
j tious iguorance ; as such it is hurt ful
and ought not, to pass duchalienged.
t Death is a serious matter, aud. there-
I foro this subject must be treated seriot s
i ly, otherwise it were easy to ridicule the
j ..assumpt ion irrde, which I do not nisct
I .with , fr tbe first time. Let me say.
j then, .that a cat could have no possible
molive for clicking' a'childs breath, even
if it were possible to do so. The breath
of any enimal after it lias oiice entered
tlie lUllgl IS aion-iCcalilc mill fnaummt
aud we know of no creature with a lik
ing for such air.
Are we to suppose thafr the cat applied
its lips closely to those of the child and
exhausted the lungs of the latter by fill-
' "g " "t next ? llie cat must
breathe or die. If it breathes, the child
will breathe also aud live. But it may
be said that the cat places its mouth iu
; such proximity to that of the child ai to
! intercept the air, and so "suck" in that
I liich the child required. I his would
j involve the tie lib of the cat rust, for it is
! the ei'aller animal; and the child's
j mouth must be also in the proper posi
! tion to intercept the pure air required by
I the cat. .That the latf-e.. either from
malignity or affecti in, woull voluntarily
j suffer senii-SuiTocatiou for a moment is of
' course absurd. In fact, the statement is
absurd altagether, aud it .would require
the clearest circumstantial description of
the way in which tho act was performed
and that by a uisintereited observer, to
entitle the assertion to the eonsideriKion
here given. The true explanation of
Lsuch cases is doubtless, very simple. The' "
The cat lay upon the child' mouth, and
i so smothered it, or upon its stomach and
and the. poor little infant, to breathe.
Let me say in conclusion that such acci
dents are frequently f, iciliatcd - by the
seneles way in which mothers and
( of tbtj fresb, pure air, wicli is.tbei very
Presidential Elects! How tey Vote.
The vaiums State Electors, chosen at
the late Presidential election, will meet
on thj? first Wednesday m ieceufber. at
such places designated by law. They
are required to vote for President and
.Yce President, Fign and feal -p, three
separate certificates of their votes, and to
certify on. the cover or envelopes , con
taining em serif said certificates that a list
of the votes for Prvidruj.aud Vice Pres
ident is contained therein. Kaeh of these
packages is also to contain a cerlified list
of the rlectojs for tbe State. One of the. .
packages A sealed and certified is to be
sent by tho htilue f one of tbe electors
to the President of the Senate" of tbe
United Statet ; one of them is to be
forth-with deposited in the postoffice,
also directed to the President of the
Senate ; and the third is to be delivered
to the United St ties JnHfo for the dis
trict in which the electors have assembled
to cast their votes. The first mentioned
of the Senate before the first Wednesday
of the succeeding January. The law
- f 1
further provides that CongifM shull bo
iu session ou the secord Wednesday in
Febuary succeeding every meeting of
the Presidential electors, when the-said
packages containing the voto shall bo
opened, the votes C(l!tnt!:d, and the per
sons who shall fill the office of President
and Vice President shall te iscertained
aud declared, elected agreeably to' the
Constitution ' '
A countrymm hearing a passing hur&
ster shout, "Oysters, oys-t-e-rs '" de
manded, 'What's that! 'Oysters?'
said his companion, smiling. "Gosh! 3o
oysters holler as loud aa that V
The more a woman's waist is shaped
like an hour-glass, the quicker wiM tho
sands of her life run ont. ' '
A European ltlr Mes that eighty
thousand persons died of cholera hr Rus
sia this year. '.'-'
Tu""wbat color does s
a boy's complexion?
It makes him
- piif) . . ' w
Much of the false hair sold to Ltdies is
cut from the heads of convicts and dead
people - - -
Why ia the figure. 9 like a peacock ?
Because ilia ootbiog without its tail. .