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DRteS HD flEBICMES,
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, Chimneys, Brushes,
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L forms the citiiens of Mifllintown and
Patterson that bis wagon will visit each ot
these towns on TUESDAY, THURSDAY and
SATURDAY mornings of each week, when
they can be supplied with
during the summer season, and also PORK
and SAUSAGE in season. I purpose fur
nishing Beef every Tuesday and Saturday
morning, and Veal and Mutton every Thurs
day morning. Give ms your patronage, and
will guarantee to sell as good meat as the
country can produce, and as cheap as any
other butcher in the county.
Dissolution of Partnership.
TVTOTICE is hereby given that the partner
IN .hip between J. W. & S. A. Hoffman
was dissolved by mutual consent on the i first
day of March, 1873. Th. business will be
continued, and conducted at the old stand in
Spruce Hill township, bj Hofftn..
S. A. HOFFMAN.
June 25, 1873-it.
f$r- Go to Laird & Bell's for Groceries.
B. F. SCnWElEB,
VOLUME XXVII, NO. Z
Mother's Growing Oil
Her step is flow and weary,
Her bands unsteady now,
And paler still, and deeper
The tines upon her brow.
Her meek blue eye has faded,
Her hair has lost its gold,
Tier once firm voice now falters,
My Mother's growing old.
Her days of strength are over,
Her earthly joys depart.
But peace nud holy beauty .
Are shilling in ber heart ;
The links that bind her spirit
Relax their trembling hold,
Soon she will be an angel.
Sweet Mother's growing old.
My thoughts run back to childhood,
When fondled on her knee,
I poured out all my sorrows,
Or lisped my songs of glee ;
But now upon me leaning
So weai ily and cold,
With trembling lips she murmuvs,
"Dear child, I'm growing old."
I think of all her counsels,
So precious to tuy youth.
How faithfully she taught me
God's sacred words of truth ;
How tenderly she led me
To Jesus' blessed fold.
Where she will soon be welcomed,
No longer bowed and oil.
The path of daily duty
Was ever her delight,
She walked by Faith and Patience,
And trusted God for sight. -Her
hands with ureful labor.
Each day their mission told.
Her deeds like heavonly roes.
Still bloom, though she is old.
Alas ! those hands so skillful.
Which foiled with loving grace,
To mike me blcss'd with comforts,
And home a happy place ;
Those dear hands pale and wrinkled.
Are now by time controll'd.
They rest prayerful quiet,
Dear Mother's growing old.
Yet, though her earthly temple
FaM faileth day by day.
Her soul, with faith increasing,
Pursues its Heavenward way ;
And when the mists of Jordan'
Shall from her sight be rolled.
She'll shine in youth and beauty,
Where spirits ne'er grow old.
0 Mother, fond and faithful.
Thou truest earthly friend.
May I be near to soothe thee, "
Till all thy struggles end.
And while with sad heart and yearning.
Thy form my arias enfold,
1 pray in peace to meet thee.
Where saints no more grow old.
In and Out of Love.
How did yon know ebe was rf widow.
Don't yon give tre creditor any com
mon sense or discrimination at all I
How do you know that a rose is red ?
IIow do you know lobster salad fiom
I knew she was a widow from the
very moment sba took tbe corner seat in
Don't tell me of your Venuses, your
Madonnas aud your Marys Queen of
Scotts- they couldn't have held a candle
to tbe delicious little widow.
I never did believe in grand beauties!
A woman has no business over awing
and impressing you against your will.
And she was one of your dimpled dai
sy faced cieatnres, with soft brown eyes,
loug lashed aud limped, and a red mouth
which looked as if just made to be k iss
ued. And then there was a tangle of golden
spirals of hair hanging over her forehead
and braids npon braids pinned nnder her
bonuet. until a hair dresser would have
gone frantic over the sight.
Just as I was taking an inventory of
these things, in that sort of unobservant
way that I flatter myself belongs to a
man of the world, she dropped her muff,
and of course it rolled under the car seat.
Wasn't I down on my knee at once
after it ? I rather think so.
, "Thank you sir," said the delicious
"Not at all," I replied " Can I do any
thing more for yout"
"No thank you unless you can tell
me at what time we get to Glendale."
"Glendale," I cried. ' Wby.I am go
ing to Glendale."
Of course we wire friends at once,
aud the daisy face'd enchantress made
loom for "me beside her, "lest," as she
said, "some horrid disagreeable crca
ture should crowd in and bore her to
death." and I stepped right out of .the
musty, ill-ventilaied woild of the rail
way carriage into an atmosphere of
When a bachelor of forty falls in love
at first eight oh what a fall is there,
my countrymen. No half measures, I
Before we Lad been speeding through
the wititery landscape an hour, I had
already in my mind wooed and won her.
I saw my bachelor rooms brightened
witB her presence
I fancied myself walking to church
with her hand on my arm.
I heard her dulcet voice saying, "My
dear Thomas, what would yon like for
your supper to-night?" I beheld my
self a respectable member of society
the head of a family.
What would Bob Carter say now I
Bob who was allwayfl railing me on
my state of hopeless old bachelorhood,
who supposed, forooth, because he hap
pened to be a trifle younger and better
looking-than myself that I had no chance
I'd show Bob!
"What did we talk about!"
The weather, of course, the scenery,
the prospers all the available topics,
one after an other, and the more we talk
ed the deeper my admiration grew.
She was so sensible, and so original,
and so everything else, that she ought
I discovered that she preferred a town
life to the seclusion of a country resi
dence so did I.
She loved the opera so did I. She
thought this woman's suffrage movement
all ridiculous with a bewitching little
lisp on the last syllable I agreed with
She thought a woman's true aphere
was home, my feelings surged up too
strongly for utterance. I merely bowed
Here was a delicious unanimity of soul
a mute concord of sympathy.
What would Bob Carter say when
he saw this beautiful little robin lured
into my cage. How I would lord it
over him, how I would invite him to
"happeu" iu anytime." How I would
figuratively,-, of course hold up Mrs.
Thomas Smith over hie envyhig eyes.
I ottered an audible chuckle as I thought
of these things which I had some diffi
culty in changing into cough.
"You have got a cold,'' said the wid
ow, sympHthetically. ''Do, please, have
one of my troches ; they are very sooth
ing to the throat."
1 took the troche, but I did not swal
low it. I would as eoou have eaten a
priceless pearl. I put it iuto my left
hand breast pocket as near my heart as
Her first gift.
"A bachelor like me is used to such
things'' I said in an offhand manner.
A bachelor !" echoed my traveling
companion. "Bless . me, then yon are
uot married V
"Uufiiit'uuately, no !"
"It's never too late to mend," haziid
ed the widow, rogueshly.
"That is my sole consolation," I an
"There is nothing like manied life,"
sighed the widow, with a momentary
eclipee of the limped brown orbs, beneath
the whitest of dropiiiu? lips. But
what's the use of my talking about it to
you f You cau't understand."
"You cau imagine," I replied modestly.
"You must find a wife as soon as pos
sible," said the widow, looking intently
at the hem of her pocket handkerchief.
"You are living only half a lifo now.
Ah, yon cannot think how much happier
you would be with some gentle, clinging
being at your side some congenial soul
to mirror your own."
Instinctively I laid my baud on my
Do not fancy that I shall lose an in
stant in the search," I said. rt I have
already pictured to myself the pleasure
of a newer existence."
Have you V Tbe brown eyes shot
an arch, challenging sparkle toward me.
Tell me all about her "
Do you really wish to kuow V
'Of course. I do."
I congratulated myself meutally on
the fiue progress I was making, consid
ering the small practice in love making
that I had. Bob Carter himself, with all
his ready tongue and good looking face
could not have carried on a flirtation
"Is the fair or dark ?" questioned the
widow with the prettiest of interest.
"Neither, about your complexion."
"Oh 1" laughed my interlocutor, with
a cbaruiiug pink suffusion over her dim
ples "Is she young f"
"Yes, about your age."
"Pretty T '
"More than pretty beautiful."
The widow arched ber perfectly pen
ciled eyebrows ' What a devoted hns
band you will make ! and when are yon
to be married ! '
"Are you acquainted with Mr. Carter,
Mrs. Alverin's brother I" asked the
"Yes," I answered, with a little gri
mace. " A self-conceited, disagreeable
"Do yon think so ?" asked the widow,
"Of course, as everybody else. So
will yon, when you meet him."
" A man who thinks because he's got a
handsome face and a smoothe tongue,
that nobody else baa any business in
"Dear, dear 1" twittered my compan
ion : "that's very bad, indeed."
"Of course, be will pay a good deal of
attention to you, if you are to be his sis
ter's guest," I pursued ; "but it won't do
to encourage him."
"By no means. He ia a professional
"la it possible V lisped the widow.
And I mentally shook hands with my
self for having thus deftly put a ' spoke
in Bob's wheel. '
THB DHIOa AMD THB BSfOaeaaaiT Of
JUNIATA COUNT!, PENN'A.,
First impressions are everything, and
I certainly had been beforehand with the
pretty widow. ' Neither had I any com
punctions of conscience, for hadn't Bub
been playiyg practical jokes of all styles
and complexions on me ever since ' we
had entered the bar side by side T
"Stupid Tom," bad been his pet name
for me, always ; but this wasn't so very
"stupid" a game after all.
While I was thus metaphorically hog
ging myself, the conductor bawled out,
"Glendale," and I sprang up to assist
my lovely companion out of the car,
cheerfully burdeuing myself with bags,
baskets, parasols, and bnlky wraps.
As we stepped upon the platform, I
nearly tumlljid into- the arms of Bob
" Hullo, Tom !" was his inelegant
greeting. "You don't grow any lighter
as you grow jlder."
I was about to retort bitterly, when a
sndden change came over his face, as he
beheld the pretty widow behind me.
"Gertie !'' he exclaimed, clapping both
her hands in his.
"Yes, Robert," she answered, with
sparkling; eves and flushed cheeks. "That
gentlemarl has got my parcels ; tic has
been very kind to me."
"Oh, has he, though 1 will, we won't
trouble him any further. I am much
obliged to you, Tom, and we'll send you
cards to the wedding."
"To what wedding ?" I gasped.
"Didn't you tell bimrGertie ?''
"Why to our wedding, the tenth of
next month, to.be sure. Aurivior!
Tom, be careful of yourself for my sake.
Aud that was the last I ever saw of
my daisy faced widow I For if you
tuiua. 1 nao uirau-rpiiucu cuuugu iu
i .!. In ..n
to that wedding, you are mistaken in my
T9 W .esbarrs Duel
The Scranton Republican gives the
following particulars of the desperate
dnel said to have taken place between
two Frenchmen, one of whom was from
New York city, iu Wilkesbarre, on Tues
day a week :
Desire Anita is the name of a French
man who has worked as a machinist for
some lime, until Tuesday a week, at the
. aud B. Railroad shops in Kingston.
i jje formerly lived Juew York, whore
trouble encompassed him through ques
tionable association with a married
French woman. The husband does not
seem to be known ia what has transpired,
the mollier having managed throughout
this affair of honor. She is a lady hav
ing respectable connections and some
eousuierable wealth, amassed by means
of a succt-sffsl artificial flower business
in New York She determined that there
should Le satisfaction rendered for the
injury done to her daughter's fair name.
The whereabouts of Aubin was learned ;
a friend stepped forward to act for her ;
a challenge was extended and accepted
uilh the usual formalities, aud on Mou
day he came to this city, bringing with
him the weapons to be used two rapiers,
the selection of wiicli had been decided
by the tossing of a coin. On Tuesday
morning, at four o'dock, the principals,
with seconds, all beiig Frenchmen, met
at Danna grove. The civilities of affairs
of this character were exchanged, the
weapons were crossed, aid for more than
an hour the struggle continued, both
parties exhibiting masttrly skill in the
use of the rapier. i
At length the lack of practice of late
on his part began to slow that Aubin
was hardly equal to his adversary, and
he failed at last to ward off a thrust, aud
the weapon entered his person to the ex
tent of an inch. The struggle coutinued
however, for five miuutes thrusts . were
skillfully made and as skillfully warded
off, until finally a fiercer one, which he
failed to check, and the point of his ad
versary's weapon struck Aubiu's right
side A quick movement of his body
prevented its entering his person to auy
depth, but it followed a rib for some six
inches, making a quite severe but not
serious wound. This ended . the strttg-
gle. ... ,:
Good feeling toward each other was
expressed by each of the principals,
hands were shaken, and Aubiu partook
of cognac offered by his antagonist.- It
was arranged that the affair should be
concluded at a time when Aubin's wounds
would permit, and the victor returned to
New York by the firt train. Aubin
went to Kingston, where he settled jup
his affairs, and took a later train for New
York, where he now lias in a hospital.
The woman in question does not return
to her husband ; and will, if she has not
already, be returned to her friends in
France, whose protection she will here
A soft headed fellow wrote his name
with diamond on a Saratoga window. A
miss wrote nnder :
When I see a looney'a name
Written npon a glass,
I know he owns a diamond
And bis father owns an ass.
As charity covers, so modesty pre
vents, a multitude of sins.
TBI LAWS, j
AUGUST 13, 1873.
A Startling Narrative.
From a tale given first in the Piqua
Democrat, and afterwards reproduced in
the Bellcfontaine (Ohio) Examiner, we
clip the following story-':
Without occupying much of your val
uable space, I beg leave to detail au iuci
dent connected with the terrible hurri
cane that passed over the Miami Valley
on the evening of the 'Glorious Fourth.
On the well known 'old Anderson farm,'
hose fertile acres extend to the banks
of the historic Miami, stands, or rather
stood, a fine oak grove. A fortnight
since the majestic trees stood erect and
intact, but now two-thirds of them are
lying on the ground, hurled 'down by the
releutless fury of the last great storm
Little did the storm demon think when
he set out upou his mission of destruc
tion that he was destined to rob a tree of
a secret which it was scrupulously kept
for eighty-two years. 1 have the facts
of this storm tnctJeut from the own lips
of Mr. Rogers, the present occupant
of the farm referred to, and a man of
Upon the morning subsequent to the
storm, (Saturday) Mr Rogers, iu com
pany with a "hired man," proceeded to
inquire into the exteut of the damage
iuflicted upon his premises, and the first
objective point was the ruined grove.
The centre tree of the plot was a noble
oak, the king over its fellows, and a tree
which had stood the ravages of time,
seemingly uuscathed for several centuries.
This tree had been snapped and felled by
the storm. Upon examining the fallen
giant for the purpose of ascertaining its
worth as raM timber, Mr. R , made a
startling discovery. This . was nothing
less than the fact that the tree in felling
had disgorged a skeleton !
The bones were disconnected, yellow
as gold with age, and scattered promis
cuously over several square feet of pas
turage. Tbe skull was almost intact ;
all the teeth save two molars were
still in their places, and there was a scar
on the left parietal bone which looked
like the memento of some fierce cavalry
charge. The humerus of the riirht arm
was shattered, and save the three defects
just mentioned, the skeleton wheu put
together was without blemish.
The tree in falling. I Ehould have men
tioned was rent asunder a task not diffi
cult of accomplishment when I refer to
the fact that an examination found that
at some remote date the very heart of
the oak had been cleft by lightning
From a spot twenty feet from the ground
upward to the first great fork a distance
of ten feet a hollow extended, and from
this cavity the skeleton had been hurled.
"If we but knew how it was ?" thought
my informant, Mr B., and strange to say
a few minutes later the twain discovered
that the tree had also disgorged a thrill
An old-fashioned leather or memoran
dum book lay in a remarkable state of
preservation which no doubt had been
dropped iuto the rent made by the light
ning, and thus been preserved while" its
master decayed. A few brass buttons of
old and unique pattern were found near
tbe memorandum", but it is with the lat
ter we' haver - deal. This old leather
purse, entirely moneyless, concd nn.
dry papers covered with rude penciling,
quite difficult to trace, as they were writ
ten on the backs of army passes and
military consignments which dated as far
back as 1776.
The man's name, as gathered from the
papers, was Rodger Vanderburg, a native
of Lancaster, Pa., and a captain in the
Revolutionary army. He was an aid to
Washington during the retreat across the
Jerseys, and served a time in Arnold's
headquarters at West Point In 1791
he marched with St- Clair against the
northwestern Indians, and in the famous
outbreak of that General on the Wabash
November 3, of the year just written, he
was wounded and captured. But while
being conveyed to the Indian town at
Upper Piqua a historical place well
known to your readers he effected his
escape, but found himself hard pressed
by his savage foes.
He saw the hollow in the oak, and
despite the mangled arm, and with the
aid of a beech that grew beside the giant
then, he gained the haven and dropped
therein. Then came a fearful discovery.
He had miscalculated the depth of the
hollow, and there was no escape. O, the
story told by the diary of the oak's des
pairing prisoner, ilow, rather than sur
render to the torture of the stake, he
chose death by starvation ; how he wrote
his diary.in the uncertain light and the
Here is one entry in the diary : 'Nov
10. Five days without fuod ! when I
sleep I dream of luscious frnits and flow
ing streams. The stars laugh at my
misery. It is snowing now. I freeze
while I starve. God pity me !"
The italicised words were supplied by
Mr. Rogers, as the trembling hand oft
times refused to indite plainly. Never
was sach a r ecord of suffering traced by
human hand before. The entries cover
a period of eleven days, and in disjointed
sentences is told the story of St. Clair's
EDITOR ASD PROPRIETOR.
WHOLE NUMBER 1379.
defeat. The diary is to be placed in my
hands, and with your permission I will
transcribe it for your columns. Mr. Rog
ers has written to Lancaster to ascertain
if any descendants of the tH-fated Cap
tain live : if so tbey shall have bis
Such, Mr. Editor, is one of the freaks
of the late storm perpetrated in our own
county. Ilow little dreamed we that so
near us was imprisoned for eighty-two
years one of tbS soldiers of the Revolu
tion. Often the starveling heard his red
foes at the foot of his prison, but would
not halt them, and perished at last with
a prayer heard only by II im to whom it
was directed. If .tlie descendants of
Captain Yanderburg cannot be discover
ed, I hope that there will be enough
patriotism found in Miami county to erect
a monument over his remains The story
of the diary will chill the hearts of all
who read it, aud meet the eye in sympa
thy for the noble soldier of his country.
And now, Mr. Editor, thuuking you for
allowing me to trespass on your generos
ity, I remain yours, respectfully,
J. l' Cl.At KB.
T3 Prisst tni E Dmnsr.
A priest was standing at the corner of
a square about the hour ot dinner, when
one of his countrymen, observing the
worthy father in perplexity, addressed
0, Father O'Leary, how is your riv
Mighty put out, Pat.'
'Put out ! Who'd put out, your river
'Ah, you don't understand. I am in
vited to dine at one of the houses iu this
square, and I have forgotten the name.'
'Oh, is that all ? Just now be aisy,
your rrverence ; I'll settle that for you.'
Away flew the good-natured Irishman
around the square, glancing at tbe kitch
ens, and when he discovered a fire that
denoted hospitality, he thundered at the
door and inquired :
'Is Father O'Leary here V
- As might be expected, again and again
he was repulsed At length au angry
footman exclaimed :
'No ; bother ou Father O'Leary, he is
not here, but he was to dine here to-day,
and the cook is in a rage, and eays the
dinner will be. spoiled. All is wasting
for Father O'Leary.'
Paddy, leaping from the door as if the
steps were on fire, rushed up to the as
tonished priest, saying :
'AH is right, your rirerence ; you dine
at forty-three, and a mighty good diuner
'Oh, Pat,' said the grateful pastor, the
blessings of a hungry man be upon you.
Long life and happiness to your river
ence. 1 have got your malady. I only
wish I had your cure.'
A Lovely Female. I saw a sceue
in the cars receutly it was such an ex
ample of woman's nndying love and de
votion that I must relate it. A man was
conversing with a female. She conversed
Says he, 'Hush, do hush ; everybody
will hear you.'
Says she, 'I won't hush, I will make
a noise ; I will let the people know how
you treat me."
Says he, 'For Heaven's sake do keep
Says she, I won't keep still; I will
yell ; I will ret 'em kuow what a brute
yon are. .
Says he, 'V n it. shut up.'
Says she, 'Oh oh oh-oh you wretch,
you'?d lrke to strike me. Wouldn't you
like to Btrike me, you brute V
That woman did yell, aud if that mart
hadu't gone into his pocket for money,
she'd have gone into hysterics. Come to
find out she was his wife, and waiited
ten dollars to buy a cornel's hair tliawl
with aud she got, it too. Then die be
came as quiet as possible.
'AltKAH, me darlintl cried James
O'Flanigm to his loquacious sweetheart,
who had given him no opportunity of
answering her remarks during a two
hours' ride behind his little bay nags,
iu his oyster wagon 'are ye after know
ing why yer cheeks are just like my
pouks there? 'Shurc au' it's because
they're red is it V quoth blushing Brid
get. 'Faith aud a better reason than that
mavournccn Bauso there is one of
them on each side of a waggin (wagoo)
'It's no use. Ma.' Alittlefour year
old, residing a short distance from the
city, was saying the Lord's Prayer a
short time ago at his mother's knee, and
after he had finished it his mother said :
'Now, Sandy, ask God to make yon a
The child raised his eyes to his moth
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A young man who rose in the Cairo
police court and called out, "Three cheers
for Billy Patterson." sat down under a
fine of one bundled dollars.
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An A3rica Palace.
Near the centre of a magniAer.t park.
iuu one of the highest points' of Cbelton
Hills,' stands a hrfge; vile of masonry,
which strikes the eye of the fcl'lmaltr
with wonder end admrrat?ott. This U
Ogontz,' the Country seat of Jay Co;ke.
the noted backer. The magnificent
structure is 490x157 feet, and is built ot
native stone, takeu from a quarry on the
place, except those used for the corners,
which were brought from another part ot
the country. There are two towers con
nected with the liouse, the larger of
w hich is 00 feet in height. The top of
this is surrounded with an iron railing,
and is used aa an observatory. Under
the roof are tw tanks, capable of hold-
it! ir 3,000 gallons of water, from which
tbe house is supplied. Ou the smaller
tower is a iltg.ttatT. from whic'i tue na
tional colors art; displayed on slate days.
The house is Gre stories Llgh, includ
ing the mansard roof. A large ponli
extends on three of its sides, and on iho
fourth side, between the kitrhrn aud tliB
tower, is a graiidconrrrvatory, or ra'ln r
a crystal palace, tLe woikwailiip if
which is vtry fine. The iiiterwr is iu
deecribably grand." The floor is bl.ick
aud white marble. Iu the centre, rained
upon a mound of stones, ia a' revolving
fountain. Around the basin are a largo
number of aquatic plants of rare beauty,
and near by is a large aquarium, contain
ing a number of Chinese fisb. Suspend
ed from the dome id a large chandelier,
composed of glass figures of every ehapO
which is illuminated' with gas, as are also
tbe house, stables, and park. In every
available space are tropical plants among
which we noticed the banana and india
rubber trees. The mansiou contains
fifty two rooms, finished- in- walnut and
other hard woods', and the walls and ceil
ings are frescoed in a most boauti.'ul
The furniture is all' of heavy walnut,
elegantly carved.- The floors'are cover
ed with costly carpets, and lace faftainfe
of the finest tcrture adorn the windows.
Oil painfii'gs in the bigbeft style of art,
many of them of the largest size, liue
the eides of every room. French pluto
looking-glasses, which reach from floor
to ceiling, are in the parlors. On the
third floor is a billiard-room, in which
are billiard and bagatelle tables. On 'ho
fourth floor is a play room, containing
all the paraphernal; of a' theatre. Oil
the first flonr of the main tower is th
private office of Mrl Ccoke. Here is a
battery by which he can tilt-graph to" all
parts of the civilized world. Ou the wall
is a large did having all the points of
tSe compass, which is connected with a'
weather-vans on top of the tower
Space will not permit cs to give tl th
particulars of this wonderful building.-
The whole tract belonging to the place ia
a beautiful rolling rtretch of 200' acres,
150 of which is cultivated T
The park, a grove containing 50 acres,
situated on the north and west ?rrk',
forms a handsome background. T his
park is laid out in the most beautiful
manner young evergieeus and other
ornamental trees arc planted profusely'
over the ground, flower beds are luid fni
in every conceivable shape, broad drives,
grraud promenades, e" lamps hv -"
there, with other oraauwufcii device eal
culat'd fo bea-jtify c place. At the en
trance is a porter's lodg-, to the left as
yon enter. At the head of a broad walk
bordered vhb Mange and fig trees standi?
a tuiliTing which repicsm a an aucicut
castle in ruins. Tho counterfeit is com
plete. It looks as if it would fall at any
moment, but is r.a!ly very strong. This"
is the natatorium Near tli! ton of the
tower is a reservoir holding 600 gallous.
This supplies a bat't btl-uv in the same
t..,;t.i;,, on umi .r- ,. in
UUIIUUig " .Hi,.. . ' - - - MV
feet deep, holding 40,000 gallons. Near
this building is a large fountain ; nnotlitr
still larger, stands near the mansion close
to the wood and buth are nearly abys
Ou the west of the pitrk irf a hrrgi
water course, which drives tho water
works. On the unrih, about five hun
dreds yards from the house, in a gorge
in the woods, arc the stables. Here
room for twenty horses. The upper
story is laid out into nice roonrs to ac
commodate the stable men. Below are
the gas works and near by are the green
houses. They cover one acre f ground.
At the foot of the park, near Botklane,
is a beautiful marble vault, in which re
pose a number of Mr. Cooke's family.
Near tbe tomb, in a large pond, is a
fountain of many jets. In another part
of the woods is a large deer park, which
did contain a number of those animals,
but the epidemic last fall destroyed all
bnt one. A large force of men ia con
stantly engaged m improving the park,
everything being done in the best man
ner. Doylestoxn Mellgenrer
A country postmaster in Virginia
wishes that people who use potttal1 eards
wouldn't write so fine, as he consumes
twenty minuted leading some of them.
Vienna has a law by which the out
side doors of all bouses must be locked
at 10 o'clock at night.