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JOUIS K. ATKINSON,
-A-ttonioy fit JLjvw,
tCHctin; and Conveyancing promptly
Office on Bridge street, opposite tlie Court
JLIOBERT McMEEX. 7
'J TTOTIXEY AT LAW,
Office on Bridgj street, in lh ruom rormcrti
eccupied by llzr 1). Psl-ler, Kn.
" L: AUCTIONEER. . J ' . '
JF. . L.0. rvsiJing in Spruce liill
township, ofiers hie services to tlie citi
netis of Juniat co'inty as Auctioneer and
Vendue Crier. Charges aterivraie. - Satis
faction w.nran'cd., . .j!i29-im
VJ JJ. LOUl)X,J"
Offers his services to the citizens of Juni
ata county as Auotieneer and Vendue Crier.
Charges, from I we !o lea dollars. ' Sntisfnc
.ion warranted. , . nev3. 'BO
YES! O YES!
H. H. SNYDER, Perrysville, Pa,
Tenders his services to the citizens of Juni
ata and adjoining counties, as Auctioneer.
Charges moderate. For satisfaction give the
Dutchman a chance. P. O. address, Port
Royal, Juniata Co., Ta.
Feb 7, '72-1 y
DR. P. C. RUXDIO,
August IS, lS'iH-tf.
THOMAS A. ELDER, M.T,
Physician and Surgeon,
Office hours S A. M. to 3 P. M. Office in
Kelford's building, two doors above th5n
tiucl office. Bridge street. aug 18-tf
EoaeojaMc Pfoym anJ Simeon,
Having located in the borough of Thompson
town, offers his professional services to the
citizens of that place and viciuity.
Orrica In the room receutly occupied by
Pr. 8rg. fjnne 12, '72-tf
I!0il.I0?ATIiiC PHYSICIAN 4 SURGEON
iiaving permanently located in the bcrough
of Mifllintown, ofiers his professional nervices
t the citizens of this place and surrounding
Office on Main street, over Beidler's Drug
More. aug 18 lG9-tf
Dr. E. A. Simpson
Treats all forms of disease, and may be con
sulted as follow: At his office in Liverpool
Ta., every SATURDAY and MONDAY ap
pointments can be ande for other days.
rajf-Call on or a ldrea
DR. II. A. SIMPSON.
dee 7 Liverpool, Perry Co., Pa.
PltlCES OF TEETH!
Full Upper or Lower Sets as Low as $5.00.
No teeth allowed to leave the office unless
the patient is satisfied.
Teeth remodeled and repaired.
Teeth filled to last for life.
Toothache stopped in five minutes without
extracting the tooth.
Dental work done for persons without them
leaving their homes, if desired.
Kloetricity used in t ho extraction of teeth,
rendeiing it almost a painless operation, (no
extra charge) at the Dental Office of G. L.
Derr. established in Mifflintown in 18ti0.
G. I.. DERR,
Jan 24, 1872-ly Practical Dentist.
; . ' V bxtist -'
Me A-lIsterville, Teniia.,
OFFERS his professional services to the
public ia general, in both branches of
his profession operative and mechanical.
First week of every month at Richfield, Fre
mont and Turkey Valley. - -Second
week Liverpool and Wild Cat Val-
Third week Millerstown and Raccoon
Fourth week at his office in M'AUstcrville.
Will visit Mifflin when called on.
Teeth put up on any of the bases, and as
liberal as auywhere else.
Address by letter of otherwise.
JjEST CIGARS IS TOWN
Two for 5 cents. Also, the Freebest Lager,
the Largest Oysters, the Sweetest Cider, the
Finest Domestic AVines, and, in short, any
thing you may wish in the
EATING OR DRINKING LINE,
at the most reasonable prices. He has also
q that it will now compare favorably with
ay Hall in the interior of the State.
June 1, 1870-ly
Rally to the Place where you can buy
your Wall Paper Cheap.
f piIK undersigned takes this method of in
JL forming the pnblic that he has just re
ceived at his residenoe on Third Street, Mif
tUntown, a largo assortment of
f various styles, which he offers for sale
CHEAPKtt than esn bo purehased elsewhere
in the county. All persons in need of the
above article, and wishing to savs money, are
invited to call and examine his Block and
hear his prices before going elsewhere.
tLarce supply constantly on hand.
- SIMON BASOM.
ALL persons are hereby cautioned against
Hunting, Fishing, or in any way tres
passing on the lands of the undersigned, in
Milford township. AH persons so offending
will be dealt with to the full extent of the
law. . P. H. HAWN
' Dee. 4, l7J-tt " f--
B. F. SCIIWEIEK,
VOLUME XXVII, NO, 24
Mai Palace. . Crystal Palace.
The First, v -.
Tho Best, -:
; The. Cheapest, ,
' The Largest
Stock of fioods"
IX THE COUNTY, '
To Offer to the PuMic
AT THE ;
VERY EOIVEST VZl ICF.S.
J list .Received from Eastern
Seeing Them v.iil tinanuitce Yon
NEW CHTSTAL- PALACE EUHDIN&,
MIPFLINTON, PA.. .
April 16, 1873.
NEW DRUG STORE.
BANKS it HAMLIN,
Main Sired, Mffluituicn, lt.
DKICS AXD TJEDICIXES,
Chemicals, lye Stuff.
Oils, - l'ainls.
Varnishes, . Glass,
Tutty, Coal Oil,
Lamps, ' Burners,
lnf.ints Crushes. Soaps,
Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes.
Hair Oil, Tobacco.
Cigars," " Kotious
. and S'Mionsry.. ,
LAIKiE VAKIETY OF
selected with great care, and warranted from
l'urest of WINES ASD LIQCOKS forMedi
BtJ- PRESCRIPTIONS compounded with
great care. mal6'72-ly
3jJoot$ anil ihocs.
BOOTS AND SHOES
273T7 Shop in MifflintOTm.
rpnE subscriber begs leave to inform the
X citizens of MirHintown, Tatterson and
viciuity that lie has opened a Boot and i?hoe
Shop, for the present, in the room occupied
by N. E Lilt efield's Tin Shop, on Bridge
street, Mifainlown. where he is prepared to
manufacture all kinds of . -
in the most substantial manner, and at the
lowest prices. J. Repairing promptly at
TERMS CASH. v
A liberal share of pnblic patronage is soli
cited, an I salisfuctioa guaranteed. -
A. B. FASICK.
May 29. 1872-tf -
Boot and Shoe Shop.'
THE undersigned, fashionable Boot FJ
and Shoemaker, iiereby respectful- If
ly informs the public that he has located
in the borough of Tnttcrson, where he is pre
pared to accommodate the most fastidious in
LADIES" - Wl-VxS, r
Gents1 Fine and Coarse Boots,
CHILDREN'S WEAR, C,
Also, meuding done in the neatest manner
aud upon tho shortest notice. A liberal
share of public patronage is respectfully
solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed. .
jgaS Shop located on the east side of Tus
carora street, one door south of Main street,
nearly opposite Laird & Bell's store.
.J. W. DEAN.
March 8, 1872
mi BOOT & SHOE SHOP
Ia Hevin's .New Building on.
BRIDGE STREET, MIFFLINTOWN.
rr HE undersigned, late of the firm of Fa
1 sick 4- North, would respectfully an
nounce to the public that he has opened a
Boot and Shoo Shop in Major Nevin's New
Building, on Bridge street, Mifflintown, and
is prepared to manufacture, of tho best ma
terial, all kinds of. . ,.....,.. ,,
BOOTS, S HOES AND G AITERS,
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GENTS', LADIES AND CHILDREN.
Ho alee keeps on hand a large and Well
selected stock of -
Rettay-Miatlo , Work, 1 . . ,
of all kinds, for men, women and children.
Oive me a cat for I feel confident that I
can -furnish you with any kind of work you
Ha?- Repairing done neatly and at reason
ablVrales. . , . , J. L. NORTH.
May 81. 1872.
r ARGEST STOCK of Dress Goods ia the
XJ eeuaty at Shelley Stiunbaugh'e j
Music in the Air.
"There's music in the air,
1 ": When the Infant morn is nigh.
And faint its blush is seen
On the bright and laughing sky.
,) Many a harp's eostatio sound, ,
With.its thrill of joy profound, i
While we list enchanted there
To the music in tho air.
There's music in the air
, When the noontide's sultry beam
Reflects its go'.dcn light;
" T On the distant mountain stream.
- When beneath the gr.iteful shade
: t , Sorrow's aching head is laid,
Gently to the spirit eomes
The mitrie in the air.ii'.
There's music in the air
Y,'hen the twilight's gentle sigh
Is lost on evening's breast.
As its pensive beauties die
Then, O. then, some loved one gone,
f Wakes the pure .celestial song.
Angel's voices greet us there .
To the mnsic in the air.
A Father Shot Bsad f his Ssn.
: .. On ihf 2:id in? t. New l'otk city was
ftartli'd hy iho ii.furciatioii thnt a
I i i 'ii i ; r.i . c .1
had killed his Tather at cue of the pun
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cij-ul hf.K .s. . WI-orth was the name
of tho muu killed. Soinc ngo he
had been divorced fiom bis wife, with
whom he Lad two daughters and one son.
The oLtrusiotis of the father upon the
divorced wife aud mother, it is said, in
duced the son to shoot Lim. 'i he New
Yotk Tribune writes on tho terrible
tragedy as follow :
At about .45 l ,M , en Monday, young
Walworth, who is of rather flight pby-
siqtie, stepped bn.-kly luto the ofUco of j it on account of family troubles." On
tho Sturtevant House, at Broadway and recovering fiom his surprise, tbe.Ser
'l'weiity -liinth stret t. Ho was attired in : geant had the prisoner searched aud
.1 gtt-y Luiiiiets run 01 auioi:auiu pin
tern, and had a stylish drab overcoat of
light texture thrown across his arm in a
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careless manner' His appearance was
simply that of an ordinary travibr of
the better clans, and bis actions attracted
no especial attention. Advancing to the
counter he procured a pen, and, after
regime ling himself in a somewhat bold
hanJvtiiiierr as " Frank II. Walworth,
I Saratoga," lie a-kt d the cleik in attelid
I anee for a room. He was assigned room
! No 267, on the rear pai t . of the third
I tloor, and, cxpres.-iug a dei-iie to retire
lor a Tew moments, bo was shown to the
apartment by an attendant at once. . Af
ter an absence of fifteen or twenty min
utes here-appeared, and passed leisurely
through the ciiTice to the street. Walking
to Fourth avenue, he rode in a car to
Fifty-fourth Etreet, where he alighted.
Proceeding immediately to the boarding
house ou Fourth avenue, two doors north
of Fifty-fourth street, he ring the bell
j and inquired of a servant if bis father,
who reeidrd in the house, was at home.
Being told that his father was absent, he
departed quietly, after leaving a sealed
note requesting his father to call at the
hotel "to try and settle some family mat
ters" with him. Returning to the hotel,
he sauntered through The office, and, soon
after supper, retired lo his room, where
he remained unnoticed during the night.
At about 6:10 A. M. yesterday, the fa
ther, who was considerably above medi
um height, of rather portly figure, and
remarkably fine muscular development,
entered the office of the hotel, and asked
the nijrht clerk, who Lad not yet been
relieved, tft'send his 'card up to his eon's
room.' 'A bell loy took the card to the
room, and, returning immediately, said
that he bad been requested to "ehow the
gentleman up." Following the boy,
who agaiii ascended the stairs, the visitor
was admitted promptly to the room, the
door of which was opened in response to
a few light taps. Tho father stepped
unhesitatingly into the room, and the
door closing instantly, the bell-boy re
turned to the office. ' About ten minutes
later, the steward and the night watch
man1 of the hotel, who were in an upper
hallway, heard the noise cf four pistol
shots, in quick enccession, proceeding
from young Walworth's room. They
ran to the room in great haBte, reaching
it almost ' simultaneously - with Josiab
Moorehead, a guest, who occupied an ad
jacent room, and who had also been
alarmed by the shots. Ou reaching the
room they found the door ajar, and push
ing it open, they rere startled by the
discovery of the lifeless body of the de
ceased, lying in a pool of blood, about
three feet from the threshold. At first
the men seemed transfixed, but, after a
brief moment of inaction; they looked
about for the assassin, ' who had, how
ever, disappeared.,;: The watchreea and
several guests who had meanwhile as
sembled remained with the body- of the
murdered man, While the steward ran to
the office to alarm the clerks, but, upon
reaching the office, he found that tbey
had already bee told of the tragedy by
yooag Walsworth himself, who was just
passing to the street whan the . steward
arrived.., . , .. ' '
The parricide, it seems," descended to
the office immediately, after, killing bis
father, and. said Jo a . clerk," with unnatu-'
i ral coolness : "1 Lave just shot my father,
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til COHSTlTUTIOK THS OX10S AB TBS llf0CAS3T OS
JUNIATA COUNTiV .PfiSH-A,
op in my room. 'You had better send
some one up there " 1 - lie then stepped
to the tcli'grnph office, opposite the clerk's
desk, and without a perceptible tremor,
penned the following laconic telegram to
his uncle is Chicago : "I have just shot
father; go and see motber." Handing
bis dispatch to .the operator, he again
turned to thcliotel clerk and asked, with
great notichalence, "Where is tlie nearest
police station ; I want to give myself
up V' :-Receiving a reply that the near
est station liou?e was - Use Twenty ninth,
in Tbirtu-th street, near Seventh avenue,
he walked briskly away from the desk,
and, having traversed the long ball, be
disappeared through tho itreet doorway
just bf fore the arrival of x policeman,
who had been sent for -by the cfcrk A
few momenta later he entered the station
house, and addressing sergeant Koating,
who was in charge of the dcsk said,
with apparent indifference : "I have just I
shot my father at the Sturtevant Unnao;
I fired three shots at him, and I believe
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lini'A killul lum I lint-M enmn lioro tft
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While speaking, he drew, from
pocket a five chambered Colt a revolver,
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and Landed it to the Sergeaut, whod.s -
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covered that four of the chambers had!, " , .
. . . . . .. ' ner nucers to ti.e uone, ana in inner
jFt teen discharged. The Sergeant! ,b ... , ' ,. . ,
J- . -v ! wavs brutally treated ber. lnonh he
; 00 at the voluntary prisoner with tin-L. - , ' . , . . ,
! - : nut rnt lilf A cm'B in Tlio mmrrl lit
fei-rntd amazeinsKt, mid seemed unable
to realize the truth of the terrible self
nccusution, made so lightly and with such
apj a ent unconcern. , As young Wal
worth stood before the Sergeant, with
his overcoat thrown across his arm neg
ligently, he betrayed no emotion, but
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t . ,...nn ..!.;.,, orltt- Iia hml Irtllnrl l.ia
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father, received the brief answer: "I did
placed in a cell, under conslant surveil
Cuitain Burden, who bad been called
meanwhile, went at once to the hottl ; second wife, and hw daughter, the de
witb Sergeant Mullin, who was about ' ceased's wife, opened a boarding school
retiring after a night's dnty when young ! at lue i'!lce- TLe murdered mm's later
Walworth arrived at the station house, j ill-treatment of his wife was in the form
Upon reaching the room at the hotel, the j of threats, insults, annoying references
body of the mnrocred iran was found to n the public press, etc. Thus, he Lad
have been undisturbed, and Captain Bur- threatened lo take a house adjoining his
den. remaining in charge, dispatched a wife's "h-'1' anA to ' occupy it with a
messenger to summon' Coroner Young, j niistress, to the ill-repute of tho rchool
who an i veil. 'with Deputy Coroner Marsh, j and of tho wife. He had inserted a ne
at about 8:30 oclock. Dr. Marsh at once ' ?11 TLe' rlome Journal to the fallow
made n' supeificial examination of the j 'S &'' ' Tle exis ts at Saratoga a
body, Inch that of a man of haudsome JonS J'"-'' school, named after the
features, with a heavy blonde moustache, celebrated author, Mansfield Tracy Wal-
and dressed in a black frock coat andwor'"- I'' kept by Mrs. Hardin
light-colored pantaloons, with white vest, j "er maiden name). Mr Walworth has
Upon searching tlie clothing, no wea
pons were found, other than a email or
dinary pocket-knife. Among several
letters taken from an inside pocket of j
his coat was the one which bad been left
at tho boarding house by Lis son. The
envelope, which was suturated with
blood from a wound in tho left breast,
was addressed iu the name of the de
ceased. Four wounds, two of which were of a
probably fatal nature, were found upon
the body. One of the wounds was in
the left and another in the right breast.
Another was near the right temple, just
under the cheek bone, while the fourth
was in the left ar:r. The wound of the
left breast is helieved ' to have entered
the heart, and that near the right temple
is supposed to extend to the brain. A fter
the examination the body was removed
to an undertaker's in Carmine street,
where the autopsy was performed by Dr.
Deceased was a strong', muscular,
healthy man, about foity-tbree years old.
The bullet, entering the light side, was
found lodged in the ribs under the shoul
der, the bullet entering the left arm was
found flattened on the bones of the arm,
which were completely shattered ; the
bullet which entered near the right eye
could not be found without taking the
head to pieces, and, as it did. not touch
the brain, was not long searched for. -After
some hours the bullet which enter
ed the left lung "aud caused death was
found embedded iu the forty-second col
umn of the vertebra:. .. ,
. .The inquest will be held on Friday
morning. A largo q'uantity of clotted
blood was found on, the body, and a
triangular mark over the right eye, caus
ed by a fall.
While at the hotel Coroner Tonng ex
amined informally several witnesses who
will be called upon to testify at . the in
quect. Charles M. Doolit ale steward of
tbe hotel, said that he was on an upper
floor calling tbe chambermaids, at 6.25
o'clock, when he heard the shots. He
knew the precise minute . because the
chambermaids had asked him to .tell
them the time, and he had looked at his
watch Upon hearing the shots he ran
to the room as ahead y described. John
Harrison, night watchman, who was with
the steward, corroborated the tatement
of the latter. . ', ,V. '.
Josiab MoreLead.'a guest at the hotel, ;
said : "While in bed in my room, No .
266, early yesterday morning,. I heard
some one knock at the door of No.' 207.
I then heard a boy saying. "Here , is a
card for vou sir." ' Just afterward some ;
pericn went Into room. No.; 267, and I
JUNE 1!, 1873.
heard the door close. A few moments
afterward I heard four pidtol shots fired
in quick succession, and accompanied by
cries of "Murder." The noise seemed
to come from the hallway, or a room near
my own. I dressed myself partly and
ran ont into the hallway. I found the
steward and night watchman standing in
the doorway of No. 267, and I saw the
body of the murdered man upon the
floor. I know nothing' farther of the
mnrder.. .' '
When the news of the death of Mans
field Tracy Walworth was i communica
ted to Chief Justice Barbour, of the
Superior Court, he immediately adjourn
ed the Court, which be was then bidd
ing. A reporter called at Lis residence
and obtained etatt-meuts essentially as
fallows : ' '
. Judge Barbour was the son of a sister
of Chancellor, Walworth, and conse
quently a coiiiiu of the deceased. He
Lad not acted as counsel for the wife in
the divorce suit, and bad not taken
GlliVO 111 I liU Atlti UUUI U It'll 1 VI M UILII
:.. t,., A .u, .i,;..i.
had exciled between ilic wife and her
husband. .A divorco was obtained in
lw.r f rnr ann-.a vixira airn An tr mil i il
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of. cruelly and prrsoual violence, the
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r, iiuiu BKtii, ilia. , . j .,ctii.,.o n ut.-
iAtarrl onnprstlltr tunlr BirlnA with tlip wifp I
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ajrainat the husband, incIuditiK two broth-
crs at Albany, one of whom was a lto
man Catholic clergyman. The wife was
a danghter of General Hardin, of Illi
nois, a military man of prominence in
' the Nextcau war, be having especially
! a 1 "
( diatinr'nisnpn Inm9plr sr. Kii.na V itii.
After General IIaruins death, bis wife
was married to Chtncellor Walworth,
being his second wife, so that the deceas
ed had married tho daughter of his step
mother. The old Walworth place, at
Saratoga, was left to ihu Chancellor s
presented toe institution witn a rare col
lection of shells and fossils (things which
he did not own). These effusions in
print had a certain appearance of decen
cv but were either slanderous oro Lerwise
intensely annoying. Ho Lad also made
tLreats of violence.
As to the lad. Lis uncle, the Roman
Catholic clergyman, being about to sail
for Europe, Lad offered to take him with
Lim, aud tLc boy Lad agreed to go, pro
vided lie coold settle np satisfactorily a
matter in New York. lie accordingly
came to this city and went to his father's
residence, but not fiuding him in left a
note, asking to sec him at the Sturtevant
House. His father received the note and
weut to the hotel at abont 6:30 A. M. yes
terday, before, indeed, . the night watch
had been relieved. Word was eeut to
tbe sou that his father had arrived, and
the eon asked to have him sent to his
room. The son's purpose was to get his
father to premise not to molest his mother
during bis absence. While they wefe
talking together the son saw bis father
make a movement toward his pocket,
which led Lim to suppose that bis father
was drawing a pistol, and. this seemed
tbe more like, since his father bad so
often made threats of violence. He ac
cordingly drew a revolver, which he Lad
loaded for safety in case of an emergen
cy, and fired. His fatLer continuing to
advance Le shot a second time ; and as
he still advanced and put Lis Land on
the boy's shoulder, he fired the third
time. This, the' judge said, was the
boy's story, from which it would appear
that he acted in self defence. He would
seem to Lave thought,' too, that he shot
only three times, though the reports re
presented that there were four.
Morris Phillips, of the Home Journal,
who was a friend of the deceased, and to
whom "Warwick'' was dedicated, made
statements essentially as follows : The
deceased was born about the year 1S30,
probably at Albany, and was a sou of
ex-Chancellor Walworth. He was edu
cated for the legal profession, and after
being admitted to the bar, practised in
his father's office. ' He soon, however,
began to turn bis attention to literature,
and did his first writing for the Home
Journal. Iheu followed the publication
of hia different novels : " Lulu," ' Hot
spur," "Stormcliff,;' " Warwick.". "Dela
pline"j.and ''Reverly.". -t "Warwick"
was probably, his most successful work,
and it; was from tha - publication of this
that his popularity as a writer dated..
A story euthled Married in Mask,1
which is now being published in the New
f York WeckJy, was from hi pen, and the
EDITOR ASI PKOPlilETOR.
WHOLE NUJ1BEK 1370.
publishers of I hat paper have another
story, which Las cot yet been named,
altso hythe same writer. Kis domestic j
life was very unhappy, and be bad been
separated frotnliis wife a long time. Ilis
two daughters, aged from twelve to fif
teen, were living with the mother. The
informant Lad not heard the deceased
mention his son. In one of bis novels
the deceased Lad made himself the hero,
aud had set forth Lu troubles to some
extent in the story. He was residing in
a suit of rooms on Fourth avenue, two
doors north of Fifty fourth street, just
previous to his death. The etatemeut
that tlie deceased was a member of the
Masonic fraternity is denied.
Heat for th9 Million Espartsi Grsat
Scientific Discs very.
A Paris correspondent writing on May
10th says : Scientific Paris Las a new
sensation, l'et, if all be true that is told
of the wonderful discovery whose history
I propose sending you. it deserves a
higher titlo than that of a mere sensa
tion. It will revolutioniza the condition
of mankind ; raUe the poor to a condi
tion in life where the sweat of their brow
will bring them at least the proper and
full reward of toil ; prevent the bicker
ings of traflic whence now spring the
causes fur which nations go to war ; turn
our political economy into the channels
of something like a common care for the
! common interest : and break down many
, . .. . ... .
of the social barriers which Lave nothing
except their ago to recomm-.-nd them.
This is saying a great deal, but the cve::t
will carrv out my assertions. 1 he first'
requisite of mankind is food, and if that
cau bo provi led at all times iu sufficient
quantity aud quality to sustain life with
out extraordinary labor exposure and to
perils, it must be conceded that all I have
claimed is "true. If, moreover, tho food I
have spoken of is of the bet quality,
and exactly ad apted to the different ages
and varied pliytk-.il institutions cf the
race, then the greatest triumph of the
age has been achieved. And all of this
Professor Gucrctte claims to be true of
It seems that the idea occurred to the
learned scientist twenty years ago, that
Le might experiment with animal and
vegetable food so far as to discover the
primordial elements needed to sustain
and foster life. He argued that as man
is sustained by the flesh of animals and
by vegetables, it might be possible to
resolve these articles of diet into their
elements, discover the sources from which
they drew their life, and by judicious
combination ' of their most nutritions
qualities and the throwing- out of that
which was useless and harmful, produce
an artificial species of food which' woufd
supply every need of tho race. He
sought what Huxley would call the pro
toplasm of life, and it is claimed and ad
mittcd by a number of his learued coun
trymen that he has found it It has
been, as I said, the work of twenty yeais
to perfect the discovery, lut two thou
sand years would not have been wasted
had they been successfully applied to
the same purpose. With an increasing
supply of food for tho race always at
hand with slight expense of labor, the
miseries of the poor, and the necess ities
of crime are largely decreased. The
slaughter of animals and the animal
destruction of the vegetable world is
science gives us manna
with a large Laud, and the one great
need of the world is' supplied from an
The gentleman to whom this discovery , waa occupied by a lady and the other by
is due, is well-known in the City ofja Chinaman. Evidently the lady dii!
Lyons, where he holds the chr.tr of j not relish the presence of the Chinaman,
Chemics in the University. He was
born at Auvergne in 180S, graduated in
medicine at the universities of Paris and
Naples, was appointed a lecturer at the
former institution in 134 1, and was pro
moted to the professorship of chemistry
in the University of Lyons in IS45.
Since that time be has made the lat!r
city bis abode, visitiDg Paris only at rare
intervals. He was pointed out to me
one day last week on the Rue des" Ital
ieus, and I was told to take special no
tice of Lim, which was the easier done
as he walked with eyes beet down and
evidently engaged in deep thought
This, I am told, is his custom but at
home he is seldom seen on the streets, as
he confines himself closely to Lis labora
tory, when not occupied with his pnblic
duties. He is small, gray - haired, with
broad forehead and deep set eyes (their
color I conld not see), and a stubby
moustache, half concealing a firm mouth.
Like most scholars, he is somewhat stoop
shouldered, and walks with a shuffling
gait ' As a chemist, no man in France
ranks higher, though he is ' little known
ontside of Lis own scholastic circle, for
the reason that he has never published
anything. His life has been devoted to
the discovery he is now perfecting, aud
that promises to bring him such laurels
as no other man of his age has achieved.
There has been no public exhibition
yet made of the food which Prof Guer
ette has prepared, and I can speak of it
only from the description given by scien
tific men, who are enthusiastic in praise
of it. They have been made acquainted
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with tliefprocesses ly which it ii formed.
and express only wonder that the same
idea of tracing the food principle to its
source had not cecum d to themselves.'
In any other city thau Tariis there might'
he some hesitation abont making experi
ments with this new diet but men who
have. learned to sit down to a dinner of
horse steak will have' no hesitation in
trying any other viands that couic well
rccommeuded. The food is made of
earth even, it is said of refuse matter.
It contains in exact proportions the four
elemeuts necesaaiy for nutrition. Pre
pared with skill and care, it not only has
rejected all that does not assist life, - but
it is said to be spiced and performr-d in'
such a manner as to realize our dreams
if the ambrosia of the gods. Smell and
taste are gratified at the same time that
digestion is rendered a pleasure:' So
stabs scent of cookery lingers abont ;t' ;
it has banished at once .all the discern
fort9 of the kitchen. Thoso who have
eaten it (and my informants are medical
men of Ligh repute) say that its effect
on the system is magical, and ' its tastfl
beyond description ui words. In their
enthusiasm they go etill further, and say
that M. Guerette's discovery will do
more to banish alcoholism and other per
verted tastes, and restore the system to'
its normal condition of healthy appetites
and sound digestion, than all the discov
eries of all the medical men who have
With others, I laughed heartily at tho
idea when it was r3t broached, but a
second and more sober thought has made
me lend a readier ear to what' has been
told me. I remembered the habits of
tho clay-eaters of North Caroliua, and
the tribes along the Amozon River, who
eat a soft, highly t-cented c! iv that is
found upon its banks, and are seemingly
as well grown aud m strong a those
wLa live on flesh aud fruit. If this
could be done by barbarians, I' reasoned,
why ehould not civilized m m be able to
derivo their food from the same source t
The animal is fed by vegetable life the
vegetable by the subs' lance and grass of
the earth hence it is reasiiacte, as Pro
fessor Guerette argues, to seek the ir.eau
of sustaining life at the source whence
! they (Traw their sustersnce.
Vofla tout !
i L'htmistry has become such an exac:
j science in the clear sighted Frenchman's
hands, that he can combine the elemen
tary parts in bis laboiatory as readily
aud far more quickly than can be done
by the slow processes that require the
growth of animal aud plant, aud without
meeting the cause that badly effect the
food we now eat Science has' simply
come to tho aid of nature, and quiilteucd
her processes. Is it so surprisingly won
derful after all ? Artificial vapor has
turned the wheels of the locomotive aud
lifted the lever that prepels the steamer.
An' artificial flash of lightning sends
messages under the ocean and across
continents. And now artificial food is
i extracted from nature's laboratory hy
processes that, as in the abivt cares, an
nihilate time. That id a'l that Las been
done. But it means a physical, social,
but economical revolution.
Capf. Swan, of Sun Francisco, eeud;
t,,e following hern, est from one of the.
California papers :
A laughable incident occurred one
evening, recently, ou the tiip t Sacra
mento. There were two seats in the car
turned so as to face tach other. Onu
and set her wits at work to oust Lim out.!
She succeeded about as 'follows :
Motioning tlio ('LTnaiuan to rLe, sLa
explained to Lim that she wanted tUk
the cushions and their frames, nni placa
them lengthw'se across from seat to scat
John said "All rightee." and got in ihe
aisle while the placed the seats us ahovo
descrihed, an 1 then proceeded to lip
down on the bed thus improvised, wiih
her head resting on her valise.
SLe supposed that the Chinamafi
would at once take the hint tiiat the lady
wanted to tako a 1 ttlo rest, iu the spaca
usually occupied by four persons. But
John hadn't heard of the nonians' righti
movement, and at once proceeded to
crawl iu and stretch himself by her side,
wiih his head on a little bundle of his own.
The Chinese aie an imitative race, .aud
like to do as others do, yo:t know.
The lady, as eoon as she discovered
that she Lad a bedfello.v, got up, a littla
wildly, and started for the next car, to
the infinite amusement of the passengers,
who Lad been watching the little scene
with some interest. John took no notice
of tho fun he had created, bnt went L
sleep with the whole bed to himself.
Apples have been foanfc on the groun-!
this spring in orchards as ' sound and
fresh as last fall ; and one farmer tell.- of
a lot of potatoes caight out last fall, that
were dug in the eping in fine condition ;
and farmers at DeelSeld, Massachusetts,
made cider out of apples fiozen up latt
fall, one mill having made about 500