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Wednesday Horning', June IS, 1873.
11. F. SCIIWEIER,
G EO. P. ROWELL 4 CO, 40 Park Row, New York
S. M. PETTENGILL & CD., 37 Park Row, N. Y,
Are oar $ale agents in tbal city, and are au
thorized to contract for advertising at our
lowest rales. Advertiser in tbat city are ie
l'ioiird to leave their favors with either of
Che above houses.
The Troubles or Joliu Hippie Mitchell,
luited States Senator from Oregon.
The Uuiti'd States Senate knows one
of the Senators from Oregon by the
uaine ot Jolin Uipple .Mitchell. it 10
tint material who it was that announced
that the Senator's name is not Mitchell
Lut John Hippie. The revelation of the
tact of an assumed name on the part of
cine so prominent as a United States Seii
utor, has caused more than the nsual
amount of conjecture and scandal. What
acts did he, in bj gone days that should
cause him to change his name. How
tench did he defraud cuditors J Was he
in prison 7 I'M ho steal T Did he mur
der 1 What did he do 1 All such ques
tions were ai-ked iu prominent circles.
To his credit, he it said, his case is not
rnibiao d in the catalogue of questions
;ust mentioned. Misplaced affection, trou
liloiis domestic relations, and the aban
donment of a wife, was the cause of the
change of name.
oiue years ago Johti Hippie was a
protui. iiijT young lawyer in Butler coun
ty, this State. He wooed and married a
pirl iu the village in which he practiced
his profresion. It was not a happy
union. They did not live agreeably.
Unexpectedly to the community. Hippie
left the village. Only those on the most
Ultimate terms knew of his whereabouts.
They settled his business affairs quietly.
Tor a time, through third parties, be sent
money to his wife. Finally he proposed
a divorce, through hu ftiends. The wife
did not demur under the offer of five hun
dred dollars. They were divorced, and
that's the whole story.
There may not be much in a name.
The change cf name iu Hippie's case has
brought him w itli a prominence before
the reading and intelligent people of this
country and Europe. The change of
name was not made, it is presumed, be
1 1 . . , ,
cause ne songnt prominence, but rattier 1
because he sought obscurity. Somepeo
pie want to put him out of the Senate
because of his case.
The S-uator puLiiched the following
statement over the signature of John
Hippie Mitchell, iu the Portland Orejo
nian of June 2ud :
Inasmuch as certain articles have ap
peared in uewppapers of receut dates re
flecting in serious terms on my conduct
in my native State (Pennsylvania) in
early life, I submit to the people of Ore
gon, who have known me intimately for
thirteen years, the following statement
and evidence in answer to the charges
tnde in such articles.
Iu so far as the charges, first put in
circulation by au anonymous correspon
dent, impute to me any dishonest act, I
deny them, aud each and all of them
positively, unequivocally and absolutely,
and pronounce them and each of them
wholly false. Aud I submit to the peo
ple of Oregon, that though it is a fact
that I bad my misfortunes in early life
mud encountered domestic troubles of a
painful character, resulting in separation
and divorce troubles which I trust your
generous indulgence w ill permit me to
pass in silence it is my privilege to be
able to say that ia all the time that I
resided in Pennsylvania, I committed no
wrong, nor did any act, that has ever lost
to me the confidence or esteem either of
my former law partner there Colonel
John M. Thompsou whom the articles
in question charged me with wronging,
or of any one who had the intimate
knowledge of my history that be bad ;
eatd so far as all the charges agaiust me
are concerned, I prefer, rather than giv
ing aiy own version, to abide the testi
mocy herewith submitted, coming as it
does from men of prominent position and
unimpeachable iutcgrily, most of whom
know personally my whole history in
Pennsylvania from earliest boyhood,
aud all of whom have full knowledge of
my reputation there now.
Any charge or pretence that I ever
wronged my former partner. Colonel
Thompsou, or any other mm in Penn
sylvania, or elsewhere, out of one cent
or any amount whatever, or ever attemp
ted to do so, is nutrue. That I ever had
any difference or difficulty with that gen
tleman, as charged, or in any manner or
for any reason, is equally false. On the
contrary, I have always had, and still
have, hie confidence and respect.
It is true that at the time I left Penn
sylvania the law firm of which Col.
Thompson and my self were the only I
membeis, had au unsettled business, in
eluding an amount of outstanding ac- j T0 epeak now in high terms of yonr
counts in which I had one half interest. I integrity and purity of character, and
The firm was also indebted in certain j fw honored by yonr election to the Sen
ninoutirs. Before leaving the State I ate in all of which I join,
transferred to my partner all my interest "SiMos Cambros."
in said firm, together with certain other I was born in Washington county, Pa.
i.r.iunxv. which at that time was believ-J June 22, 1826 ; I was educated at With-
d m lie amply su(lipjf-nt to meet all de-;
mauds ; and the whole business was
settled ap to the full and complete satis
faction, not only of 07 Mid partner, but
of all other persons, and without the loss
of one cent to any one. In the settle
ment of this business and rale of prop
erty a defiency existed of a few hundred
dollars, which I subsequently paid ; and
iu support of the statement here made,
as well as in evidence of the confidence
in whieh I am held to day by my old
friends and acqu lintaucea in Pennsylva
nia, I herewith submit a dispatch, receiv
ed bv me on the 27th inst , from said
law p irtner :
"Butleb, Pa , May 27. 1S73
To John II. Mil-hell, L'niled SUtrt
Senator : No man in Pennsylvania
ever lost a cent by you. Yon have and
deserve the confidence and good will of
every man who knows you. Fear noth
ing from this State. Your friends will
not desert you while they know the
whole truth of the case. Your record
here is all right. Call on me iu any way
you think proper.
"JOHN fll. IHOMPSO.-i.
Without conceding that it is the right
of any may to demand that I should lay
my domestic affairs before the world I
simply state that misfortune in "respect
to these relations was the sole cause of
my course in leaving my native State,
and I aver that I was and am justified
not only in my own mind in the course I
pursued, but also, so far as I am aware,
in the opinion of all candid persons well
acquainted with the facts. As an evi
dence of the truth of what I say, and as
a further vindication of my character for
integrity in relation to the matters charg
ed, I herewith submit a telegram from
Hon. Samuel A. Purviance, of Pitts
burg, Pa., for several years member of
Congress from that State, and at present
a member cf the Constitutional Conven
tion now iu session in 1 uilanelpuia, a
gentleman who has known me intimately
from childhood, and is familiar with my
whole history iu Pennsylvania, and
whose integrity will not be questioned by
any tnau who kuows him :
"Philadki-phia, Pa.. May 27, 1873.
To John II. Mitchell ; In leaving
Pennsylvania it was not alleged, I be
lieve, that you were indebted to any one
but your Pennsylvania law partner Col.
John M. Thompson, and I know the fact
from Col. Thompson himself that yon
do not owe him anything ; aud further,
that your relations with him coutiuuo to
he of a most harmonious character. I
believe tbat no man in Pennsylvania
ever lost a dollar in consequence of your
leaving the State. The cause of your
leaving the State was well understood
to be to get rid of trouble of an entirely
S A MITEL A. PlKVIANCK.
I also herewith eubmit the following
from a letter addressed to me at Wash-1
! ington city, dated at 1 ltUburgu, l a..
April 1, 1S73, and written by bamucl A
"If you should need any certificates
of your standing before you left Butler,
you can have them, as your course was
universally justified by every one.
"Samuel A. Purviance."
Owing solely to domestic troubles,
seeking at that time only obscurity, and
hoping that I might he forever separated
from some of the memories of the past,
but having committed no wrong act to be
concealed, neither contemplating the com
mission of any, I in my then perturbed
state of mind decided to be known and
called thereafter by my mother's maiden
name Mitchell which was my middle
name by baptism This I frankly con
cede was an indiscreet, ill advised and
injudicious act, a great blunder, a foolish
mistake. I offer foi it no excuse save
my inexperience in the woild, and a
great desire to separate myself, as far as
possible, from a past that was, and is,
inexpressibly painful. It was a viola
tion of the conventionalities of lifo, for
which 1 would gladly atone by a life's
labor. It is not, however, iu contraven
tion of any public law. The act at once
became irrctrieva ble. I leave it to oth
ers to judge whether, thus yielding to
the misdirection of a perturbed mind in
days of dejection and sorrow, is a sin
tbat years of honorable effort in the
walks of daily life cannot atone.
Herewith 1 priut a despatch from Win
j field S. Purviance, Esq., a member of the
Pittsburgh bar at present formerly a res
went ot Duller, r., a gentleman whose
integrity cannot he questioned. He has
known me from boyhood, and is familiar
with my history and present reputation
Pittsbtru, Pa., May 27th, 1S73.
'To lion. John II. Mitchell, Portland,
Oregon : Your character before you
left Pennsylvania was unexceptionable,
and J never yet heard it doubted, but
that you were perfectly justified in leav
ing as you did. The allegation that you
absconded with money is. and was false.
XV. S. PORVIANCR.
I also herewith present a dispatch sent
me by Hon. Simon Cameron, United
States Senator from Pennsylvania, who
has full knowledge of my history in that
State and of my standing there now :
"Harrisbcro. Pa, May 27, 1873.
"To Hon. John H. MilcMl, U. S. Sen
ator, Portland, Oregon :
"When you left Pennsylvania your
reputation was as good as any public
man's in yonr county. All who know
erspoon Institute, Pa., studied law with 1
the law firm of Purviance tc Thompson,
composed of Hon. Samuel A. Parviance
and Colonel John M Thompson, whose
testimonials are herewith submitted.
. Ia conclusion, I submit npon consider
ations, not of sympathy, but of simple
justice, whether iu the light of the state
ment and evidence here present, and of
my deportment among you for the past
thirteen years, I am entitled to yonr
fu.ure confidence and respect, or deserve
your condemnation, I stand to day strong
in the full consciousness that in reference
to the matters alleged I have been actua
ted by no evil intentions, and feeling and
knowing that I have prcseuted these
matters in all truthfulness, with your
judgment I shall remain content
John II. Mitchell.
Portland, Oregon, May 31, 1873.
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The Indians would all become civilized
if they could be cut off from their tradi
tions. So with our Democratic friends ;
if they could be cut off from their party
traditions, a different system would man
ifest itself immediately. The gushing
stories of their fathers keep them chained
to their party idol. It is the thought of
their having beeu born a Democrat, nou-
ished on Democratic milk, and rocked in
a Democratic cradle, that holds many of
our Democratic brethren so closely to
their lines. If they will permit it, we
would suggest that they forget their
traditional stories, and look npon their
Republican friends a little more kindly.
Perhaps they can see something good in
Albert Henderson aud Samuel
Hickman escaped from the Norristown
Montgomery Co., jail on the night of the
11th inst. They cut their way through
a two inch floor, bored through a brick
wall, then tunneled nuder the prison wall
into the jail yard the wall of which they
The following description of the escap
ed convicts has been published, and the
accompanying roward offered :
Henderson came from Buffalo, N. Y.
lie is 24 years of age, has ligut com
plexion, light brown hair, light moustache
and goatee ; he is 5 feet 9 inches in
height, and weighs about loO pounds.
Hickman hails from New York city. He
is aged 23 years ; has fair complexion,
smooth face, black, curly hair, weighs
about 150 pounds, aud is 5 feet 9 inches
in height. The keeper of the county
prison has offered $300 reward for the
arrest of the fugitives. They had robb
ed a clothing store in Pottstown, and had
been sentenced last ' February, respec
tively to seven and six years.
There arrived in Louisville, a few days
ago, ou foot all the way from Mississippi
a venerable sick negro, who had trudged
a!l the weary distance thither to obtain
hospital treatment, and was accompanied
by a small brown dog. When told says
the Courier Journal, that he must give
up his dog before he could go to the City
Uospital, the poor old man took the dog
in his arms, and, with the tears ruining
down his face, replied that the dog was
the best friend he had iu the world, and
that he would rather die from want iu
the streets with his dog Tim, than live
in comfort without him This exhibition
of effection was irresistible, and Esqnire
Pat Joyce, the commissioner, gave him
a permit to enter the hospital, and to
carry his dog with him ; at the same
time giving him money to buy a muzzle,
iu order that the dog might enj iy the
limits of the hospital grounds.
Hair cloth is made from the hair of
horses' tails, which is brought, pome of
it from South America, but more from
Russia. In the latter country it is col
lected at the fairs of Nizni Novgorod
and Ishilt. It is of all shades of color,
and for nse is dyed black. The poorest
quality sells for about 50 cents a pound ;
the best of it for 84, the price rapidly
increasing as the length exceeds twenty-
four inches. In the fabrication of hair
cloth the cloth is wet with water, and
when well soaked is put in the loom to
be woven with cotton warp. The weav
ing mechanism is so perfect in its opera
tion that if one of the hairs forming the
welt is missed, the device acting npon it
continues to work Until it has grasped it.
all other parts of the machine standing
A moral can be found occasionally
in a Long Branch letter. Only two
summers ago, says one, James Fisk and
Helmbold had the most elegant, or rath
er the most expensive, carriages at the
Branch. Each afternoon Fisk, in his
carriage glittering with varnish and gilt
ornaments, drawn by four horses, two
black and two white, attracted theatten
tion and shocked the good taste of
thousands who saw him there. Usually
he was alone, but sometimes that brazen,
painted woman who caused his death sat
by his side. Everybody looked, but very
few were so mean and poor as to do them
homage. Helmbold's team was quieter
and more elegant. He was ever seen by
the side of his wife, who is a very pretty
woman. Poor Fisk, poor Helmbold
the one dead, the other departed for the
unknown regions of Paris Ex.
It is a question among Memphis and
Nashville doctors whether there have
been any cases of real cholera in those
. Thky have had, a severe type of
cholera morbus in Washington, D. C. It
was the next thing to cholera.
Two thousand raw Chinamen landed
in California on the 14th inst.
A paper mill is to be erected in Belle-
A Wife's fan ana Waaierlag.,
In the summer of 1865, just shortly
after the close of the war, a young man
who bad been a stranger to the place,
made his appearance in a qaiet villiage
within a radius of thirty miles of Johns
town, Pa. He toon secured the ac
quaintance of the citizens generally, and
particularly ingratiated into the good
graces of the lady of a household whose
husband was frequently compelled to be
absent from home on buisnes required in
the manufacture in which he was en
gaged. The young man we speak of
was gifted with a mist pleasing address,
and(tho young wife, who had only been
married three years, began to look npon
the plant able stranger in a way tbat bo
ded no good fof the foturlp peace and
happiness of a heretofore loving and
prosperous homo. Neighbors began to
remark in a kind of a gossiping way that
Mrs. C- was tolerating attentions from
him, that if known to her husband,
would certainly have excited grave sns
picions in his mind as to whet er the
intimacy did not border on eriminalty,
Finally the sad end came. One morn
ing during the absense of the husband, a
a neighbor who called at the wiles
house discovered that the lady was not
at home Toward noon that day sua
picions became rife that an elopement
had been planned and carried out be
in the stranger and Mrs. V , as a
visit to the inu where he had been stop-
ping revealed the fact that he bad left
the house the previous evening at a late
honr and did not return again. Three
days after the husband came back from
a business visit to Clearfield and found
that his home was broken up.
If he felt grief over this sad euding.
he did not show it publicly. He went
about his business in the same manner
that he did when everything was ap
parently moving iu the quiet groove of
domestic happiness existing before the
tempter came, but those who knew him
best were aware that be was undergoing
the keenest and most poignaut of an
guish over the faithlessuess of his chosen
Matters passed on quietly in the vil
liage spoken of during the interval be
tween that time and the present. For a
year or two business retrograded, and
some of the families living there at that
time left. Three whom we were per
sonally acquainted with now reside in
this city. But new manufactures sud
denly gave an impetus to the place En
terprising capitalists invested in the vi
cinity, and the village commenced to im
prove. 1 be husband or whom we are
writing had owned large tracts of laud
in the neighborhood and suddenly he
found .1 market for the timber growiug
upon it. He becamo comparatively
wealthy, bnt his brooding sorrow over
tbe criminal elopement of his wife seem
ed to affect him more deeply as time wore
on, aud only a few months ago be passed
And now comes the strange part of
our story. About two weeks ago a
woman rather poorly yet cleanly dressed
made her appearance in the village. She
inquired for Mr. C. at the hotel to which
she wended her steps. On being told of
his death she became visibly affected.
Shortly after she left the house and pro
ceeded to the residence of an unmarried
sister, the only relative of her deceased
husband. Upon entering, the erring but
repentant woman who had left her happy
home eight years previously was not
recognized. She made known her name
but was not upbraided as she expected.
Her sister in-law said to her tbat tbe
husband had exacted a promise prior to
bis decease, that if the wife should ever
return she should be received and cared
for. These two women are now living
together, and the widow who once took
the fatal step avows her determination to
atone for her error in tbe past. The
person who enticed her from home, aban
doned her about two years ago in Den
ver, Colorado, and since then she had
heard nothing of him. In the meantime
she supported herself by doing the house
work for a respectable family iu tbat
city. This narrative is given us by a
gentleman who is thoroughly conversant
with all the facts, and who vonchea for
the statements contained therein. John
Some negro divers brought np from
Mobila bay, last week, fragments of the
exploded boiler of the steamer Franklin
which, thirty-six years ago, went down
with many lives. The operations of the
negro divers, as described by the Regis
ter, are interesting. Y itu a long iron
pointed pole tbey go about in a canoe
feeling along the bed of the river, and
when an obstruction is met the pole is
firmly imbedded, and down it they elipe
to the bottom, provided with a cotton
hook. They generally remain under
from tweuty-eight to thirty seconds, the
water being twenty feet deep, and rarely
fail to come up with some scrap of iron
copper or rope.
The Fulton Ilejmllica of tbe 12th
met. says : A terrible hailstorm passed
over this town and other portions of the
county on Wednesday which did con
siderable damage to the growing crops,
&e. In some parts of the Cove the
wheat fields were literally cnt down,
trees stripped of their leaves and win
dow glass shattered in many buildings .
Tbe hail was accompanied by a high
wind and by reason of their peculiar-
shape being flat were peculiarly adap
ted to mowing down everything in their
The Geneva award of 915,500,000 is
to be paid on September 14th of the '
A despatch of the 10th inst from Clif
ton Riot, Canada says : For several day
past obstructions have been placed across
the Erie and Niagara railroad track be
tween Chippewa and Black creek, in the
shape of railway ties, with tbe evident
intention of throwing the express train
off the track, but have been discovered
in time to avert disaster. I be parties
suspected were watched and detected in
making another attempt t- throw tbe ex-
press train off last evening, and one of
them has admitted that he placed ties
across the track. The men implicated
are father and son, living near Black
A Leaveuworth despatch under date
of the 10th inst. says : A bridge over
the river Marias dee Ciques, on the Leav
enworth, Lawrance aud Galveston rail
road, in Kansas, fell while a train was
passing over it on Saturday last, aud the
bridge and train were entirely demolish
ed. There were eleven persons on the
train, bnt no one was seriously hurt.
A San Francisco Cal. despatch of the
10th inst. says t Mayor Alvord to-night
vetoed the notorious "Pigtail Ordinance"
of tbe Board of Supervisors, requiring
the heads of the Chinese prisoners in the
county jail to be shaved.- Tbe mayor
takes the ground that such a punishment
would be infamous . that it would make
an unjust dictinction in violation of the
terms of our treaty with China, as well
as the laws of the United States. He
also vetoed tbe ordinance requiring the
Cbiutse lanndrymen to pay a special tax
of fifteen dollars a quarter for each and
every Chinaman employed The action
of the mayor meets the approval of a
great majority of our citizens, and even
loose wuo are opposed to Luinese immi
gration, as the course of tbe municipal
legislation concerning the Chiucse had
taken the form of persecution.
A despatch dated at Steubenville Ohio
on tbe IltU says: lesterday, at the
house of a miner named George Edmonds
a can 01 gunpowaer, weigtiing one Hun
dred and twenty-five pounds, exploded,
killing three children and fatally wound
ing another. The can had been placed
in a cupboard, and in the absence of
their parents the children set fire to it.
A despatch from Illinois udder date of
the lltb inst says: Fred. Bickes, living
at Decatur, III, went home last evening
after a three days debauch, and was in
vited to take a seat at the supper, table
by his mother, whereupon be commenc
ed abusing her with vile language. His
father remonstrated, and told him he
must cease or leave the house, at which
he drew a revolver aud shot his father in
the face, inflictiug an ugly, bnt not dan
gerous, wound. He then fired a ball in
to his own brain, and at last accounts ho
was in a dying condition.
A Middletowu N. Y. despatch nndcr
date of the 11th inst- says : Dr. Lewis
E. Meyers, dentist, of this place, while
drunk this evening stabbed, supposed
fatally, his father in the breast, near the
heart, with a sharp instrument. Meyers
is in custody.
Lives of the Governors of Pennsylvania,
with the Incidental History of the State,
from 1609 to 1872.
BY WM. C. ARMOR.
ILindtomely Illustrated. Durably and
The want of a record of the lives of
our Governors has long been felt. Such
a book has been in preparation for up
wards of six years, by Major W. C.
AnBor, of the Execotive Department of
Tbe work is now completed, and ready
for delivery : Great expense of time, la
bor, and money has produced a book
that will be a welcome guest in every
house ia the Commonwealth.
It contains the livos of all the Govern
ors of the State, from its earliest settle
ment to the present time.
A complete epitome of the history of
the State is an important foaturo of the
It is divided into five parts. The first
part is takeu up with the early settle
ment of the State, and the lives of the
Dutch and Swedish Governors. The
second part iucluded the period of the
Proprietary Government, with memoirs
of the Colonial Governors. The third
part is occupied with the era of the Rev
olution, and illustrates the lives of the
Presidents of Pennsylvania. The fourth
part contains the biographies of the
Governors of the Commonwealth under
the Constitution of 1790, and embraces
tbe events of the War of 1812 aud the
Buckshot War. The fifth part comprises
the lives of tbe Governors under the
Conetitntion of 1838, and outlines the
rise and fall of tbe Rebellion.
The work it embellished with 29 full
page engravings of the Governors, from
the time of Peon, by the best artists.
It contains about 540 pages, including
the portraits, and forms altogether a work
of rare attraction.
A gents wanted in all the counties in
the State. Apply personally, or by
JAMES K. SIMON, Publisher,
No. 29 South Sixth Street,
An effort is being made to have the
government pay Mrs. Robert E. Lee for
her Arlington estate. She claims that
he estate never belonged to her hus
band. Counterfeit five cent nickles are abno- i
dant la New Orleans. ' -
Vermont has three female stage dri-
' The cultivation of ginger is to be tri
ed in California.
Hartford, Conn , had an auction of
coffins the other day.
Texans are talking of a 31,000 test i
monial to General Mackensie.
The head waiteress at the Quaker
Dairy, New York, wears diamonds.
There is a demand in Chicago for pub
lic bath bonses along the lakes.
A child with a frog's head is reported
from Washington county, Yt. Darwin.
It is proposed in Bedford, Ind., to let
out school teaching to the lowest bidder.
Amber jewelry is beeomiug very fash
ionable; it looks very well with light
Texas is rapidly filling np with people
from the northwestern and southern
States, and from Germany.
The trial of Frank II. Walworth for
the murder of his father is set down for
Monday the 21rd instant.
Berks county complains of being over
run with tramps. Berks voted for li
cense at the late election.
A young widow recently wrote to a
friend: 'I am-now in the houeymoon of
The people of Ceater county have dis
covered another large aud wonderful
cave near Center Hall.
The most perfect carpentry to be seen
at the Vieuna Exhibition is in the Japa
An experienced nn der writer believes
that oiled rags occasion more fires in this
country than any other single cause.
Some fellow says that three in every
five matches made at Saratoga go to the
courts for divorce.
A recently arrived German girl drown
ed herself in a cistern at Cincinnati be
cause she was home sick.
Several men devote their whole time
to the invention of mechanicl toys, and
realize handsome profits from their
Many people are not aware that a
green postage stamp may be nsed twice,
the first time for three cents, the second
time for fifty dollars.
A rnuaway horse leaped a five barred
gate with a buggy, in Portland, without
damage to himself or carriage, but to the
destrnction of the gate.
Silkman who assaulted Coon, the edi
tor of the Scranton Free Prest, and pied
his type, has been made to pay $1200
for his trouble.
An old gander attacked a two-year
old boy in Montral recently, aud so fiigh
tened him that he was thrown into con
vulsions and died.
A man in Troy is writing biography
of Mathuselah. He has been five years
at it, and is still working on the boyhood
days of his subject.
During the storm which prevailed
some weeks ago in the northern part of
Nebraska many deer and antelope died
from starvation. The elk fared better
A Fort Wayne girl engaged herself to
a young man "for fun," but sbe fainted
when she found that he had procured
the publication of the engagement in a
There are several cases of small pox at
Cook&burg, Forest couuty. The number
is said to be eight. Precautions have
been taken to prevent the spread of the
The wife of the late Captain Tlail, of
the polaris, is at Washington. It is be
Iieved that Secetary Robeson will recom
mend that Congress vote her a pension,
as she is left quite poor.
A Chambersbarg married colored man
fired a shot gun at another colored man
who had aelienated the affections of his
wife, and in return had the contents of
four barrels of a revolver discharged at
A Michigan paper boasts of a dentist
who can extract fourteen teeth in fifty
five seconds. We know an old lady
who can take out that number of teeth
in half the time, and she isn't much of a
A yonng man who prided himself on
his mental qualifications, once, speaking
of the advantages of these, remarked,
"What is better than a good education I"
"Common sense, yon fool, you," qnickly
responded one of bis bearers.
A man who h id his new hat exchang
ed ,for an old one, in a barber's shop,
advertises that unless it is returned, he
will forward to the wife of the person
who took it, the letter found concealed
in the lining of the old one.
Mr. Bass, the famous brewer, who
pays $140,000 a year for railway trans
portation, and who is a shareholder in
the principal English railways, told a
Parliamentary committee that he was in
favor of the government bnying up all
the railroads in the kingdom.
A singular epidemic broke out iu a
Kansas town last week. Every wife in
the town was suddenly attacked by an
irresistible desire to present her hnsband
with a nice little dressing ease, with
shaving materials complete. An attrac
tive yonng woman had. opened a barber
shop in the village.
Two boys aged 1 1 and 7 years were
stoning herrings iu sniptuit pond, Ro
chester.'They killed two or three which
lying dead on the surface of the water.
an eagle swooped for them. A well-directed
pebble hit the noble bird in the
head, stunning him so tbat the boys se
cured aud killed him. The innuJ f
l his wings wag seven feet.
MiuLosie Merchant, af 8an Fran
cisco, carries a small wTaakbone cane
concealed about ber drees which she vig
orously applies to the heads aad f ices
of insolent yonng men. ' She occasion
ally canes throe an evening.
Miss Woods was thrown from a car
riage at Eldcton, on Sunday a week,
and had ber neck broken. Mr. . Woods
and Miss Martin thrown out at the same
Time, were so badly injured that Mr.
Woods subsequently died, and the1
yonng lady is not expected to live.
At Williamsport, recently, a man
while suffering fro m typhoid fever, left
bis eel , aud going to a neighbor's premi
ses, jumped into a well. He remained
standing in tbe water, which reached to
his chin, for twenty minutes, when h
was discovered and taken ont.
The Massachusetts Legislature has
passed a law against the defacement of
natural scenery, which applies to the
painting of advertisements npon rocks,
nailing them on boards npon trees, and
tbe general o bstrntion of the notices of
quack medicine venders all along the
lines of railways.
Lord Chief Justice Cock burn bas just
made a joke. A Mrs. Jury being exam
ined as a witness in the Tich borne ease,,
stated that she had eleven children..
whereupon his Honor observed he had.
always understood it took twelve to make
jury. England is still echoing the-
laugh which convulsed the court.
Cook St. John, of Walton, Delaware
county, was 100 years old on the 1st of
June. He is in good health, with mini!
and memory unimpaired. The centen
arian has one hundred and three living
descendants and thirty three dead. He
has a son aged 75 years, a grandson, 5i
years old, a great grand son 27 year
old, and a great great grandson aged 7'
Tbe Missouri editors, at their late
convention, formally resolved tbat a man'
bas the same right to walk into a grocery'
store and order a barrel f floor ot av
sack of coffee, or into a law office and
demand a legal opinion from its occupant
or into an undertaker's and request a'
coffin, without expecting to pay for their'
respective wares or services, as into a
newspaper office and demand the use of
its braius aud mucle and type, without
a thought of recompense.
E. B. Prime, of Rortsmonth, has for" .
nearly nine years carried a bullet in hia
head as a memento of tbe battle of Fair '
Oaks. The bullet struck him in the left
temple and lodged near the angle of the
jaws, the effect being to deprive him of
all use of hi jaws, and compel him to.
subsist entirely on chopped or liquid
food. All efforts to find the bullet failed'
until recently, when Surgeon F. K- Pot-
ter, U. S N., succeeded in extracting the
ball from its nine years' resting place, -accomplishing
the operation withont any
cutting. The entire use of ibr jaws will'
The real object for which the mosqnito
was created has been discovered at last. -His
appropriate destiny ie te furnish food
for yonng trout. Fish breeders have
been troubled to find a suitable diet for
the young fry up to the age of four :
months, the various substances tried air
having proved faulty. Now it is found,
tbat the larvse of the mosquito are just
the thing The fish rat them greedily
and thrive finely on then. Two barrel
of rain water left bandy for the ad sit
mosqnitos will yield larva? enough for'
a thousand trout. The "wigglers' are
strained ont from time to time, as they
develop, and thrown into the fish pond.
When riding in the ears one is often
forced to listen to conversations npon
personal matters. On one of oar East
ern trains, tbe other day, a newly mar
ried couple, starting on their wedding;
tour, after comfortably arranging them
selves in their seats, gave vent to their
emotions as follows : Husband (leaning
over very tenderly toward the partner of
his joys and sorrows( 'Oose little pet
Iamb is 'ou !'' Wife (with responsive
tenderness)" "On's." Hnsband 'Ow
does 'ou love 1" Wife" 'On." I. G,
being a single man, was completely over
come at this point of tbe conversation,
and joined the enchre playing crowd ba
the smoking car. . r
To all tchom it may concern .-
The School Hoard of Walker township
met Mar 31sl, 1873, at Flint Hill. David
Dircn, Treasurer of Walker School District,
for 1871, in account with same, as follows :
Bnlance duo District at last settlement.-
Amt. of Orders lifted 117 14
Due townslip 1 $56 02
Due bill giTen for same by Diven.
William Iletrick, Treasurer for 1972, in
account, (aui.) as follows :
Gross amt. of Duplicate ...4$215S 90
State appropriation 21 34
Amt of orders lifted $1879 21
Collector's fees 83 81 z;r
Exonerations 63 33 '
Due bill given by Hetrick for $347 89
Due bill given by Divea 66 02
Gross amt. due Twp. on settlement
May 81, 1873 $403 91
SAMUEL 8IEBER, Vra'f.
N. D. Yaxdtki, Sce'y.
June 18, 1873.
ALL persona art hereby caatiooeJ against
trespisiug by hunting, nr in any other
way, on the farm on which I resid in Fer
managh township. AU persons offending
will be dealt with to th full extent of the
aw. WILSON ROBISOS.
A H. A. 8TAMBAUGH always keep ap
their stock of GROCERIES and will not
be excelled either ra the quality or pries of
their gsods in this line. Give them a eaU
before goicg elsewhere.