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"The Sunbury American j
Is Publikhf.p FtvKiiY Fiudat, iiv j
EM'L WILVERT, Proprietor. j
Corner of Tliird St., ami- Mirl.et .sw,y. I
At One Dollar ttml VHty Vi j
If ridirietly in advance; fl.75if i.S witiiie "' ' '
or I-4.M) In ail cisn ! '"'' iH "'-Uvea ''" '
eswiratlotsar the ytav. No s.iiseri;.tMiii 4eo.....i. .1 .
rubellar. Hfflnr. nmnn-Y :.hkr to
a a urn tiii') - -
outside of the (JoiiDty vl No -nuiulrTl.iii'l, mu
eoufiaiuI with ttw Cmii. Tajs is at !.- '
tie difficulty e-.ierieucr-d u ,v.l:-Hvi ; " I -ni-se
tioua at a distance.
Phvaieiau of liiia i-clcbr .tied
diar-nvm-cd the most certain, -lice Iy. pleasant and
effectual rcrrteiv in the world for till
DISEASES OF IMPRUDENCE.
Weakness ot the Back or Lltuiis, Ktrict iK-.-,
Affections of Kidneys and it.addci. Involun
tary Discharges, Impotency, licncral Del-.i'ii-tv,
Nervousness, Dynpepsy, Languor, Low
Sl'a-iU. Confasijn of Idea, ralp.tation o!
I Sic Heart, Timidity, TrtMiibliug,- 'i:!
of Sight or 'id liiios, Di-casc of ibe Head,
Throat. X one or Skin, Affections of Liver, Lungs,
St .niaeh or Rowels these terrihle Disorders
jiriiiiir I'rom I lie Solitary llai'isof Voni It t !:.
secret and solitary practice more fatal to their
victims than the song ot Syren to the Mariners
ofl'lys-eg, blighting their mo-t brilliant hpe-
of anticipations, rendering marriage, .Ke.. i !
4-periiiiy, w'bo liave beeotu.s tlic vietim ot r i i
tary Viee, thiit dreadful and deslrurtive lial.it
which annually sweeps to an untimely trave
lliottsaadi of vounir inuti of the mo-t exalled
talents and briilmiit intellect, who ini'.'lit otiier
vrisc bave eiilrauecil lilcniu si-nai.' with tin
tliundera of cliinice or I" i e.-.' aex "lir
I j viiii; Ivre, may chII with full conti lenee.
Married l'ersons or Young Mu couteiiip.ai 'au
ruart iace. aware of Physical '.Ve.tkue-f.. ( Lo?
of Prociealive Power Impoleucy), N'-nou E
ritahi'.ity, Palpitation, Oizauie Weakiiy-, Ner
vous Dchility, or auy other Di-ipiai'iiiealinii.
i? who places bimKeif under the care "i !.". J.
liit'.v reizioifly conlide in his honor as a i-n: .e
tuna. and coiiiidently rely "on liisfkiii ar-a I'hv.
Iinpotriicy, l.ofg of Po ill, iiiimeiliately ureit
and full Vi-".r KeMore.l.
Tbif Oistret-htui: Atleetion wl.ich render- Li e
Tnietalileaud inarriuKe impossible is the penaiiv
ai.l by the victims, of iiiiprojK'r unluleuee-.
Yoiini; personare too apt to - .m :il it ece-M-
frr.'n not beint; aware of the dre.oilii! eoti-e m-t-tbat
may ensue. Now, who thai uiiifr-:.nid-tlio
subject will pretend to deny that Hi'- i-owet
ot procreation is lost sooner by ihor-e lalim ::it"
Improper habits than by the prudent ! HeM'P--ti-iti
deprived I he pleasures .f liealthy !'' "'i;j,
the most serious and d--st active symptoms to lot h
boilv and mind arise. The -ysieiu tieeo-.-es c
rauied, the flivsieai and Menial Kuin'ti-mr.
Weakened, Loss of 'roeralive Tower, Nervous
IrritabUity, Dyspe ia, Palpitation of th.- Heart,
Indigestion, Constitutional Debi.ity, a VV.tstinj
of the Kiaine, Conii. ( 'onsanipt ioti. i :! el
IK.lCTKE WAP.UANTr.D IX TWO DAYS.
Person ruluid in health by uulearne I preten
der? who keep them trifliiiir luuuih after uionth.
taking m..khious and injur oa en upomi 1.
siiotild apply inmiediatelv.
Mcttit.er of the lioyal College of Sar-eon.-. Lou
dun, (iraluated from one of the most eminent
C'ol'ftfe in the Un ted Mates, and the un-atci
I art of w hose ife bus been spent in the hospitals
of Ixmtlon, Pris, Philadelphia and elsewln ie,
has vilc-ctcU some of the inot a'touishing ui
tiiat were ever kuowu ; uiauy troubled w aliniM
init in the bead and ears when asleep, ificat
nervousness, beine alarmed at snd b n sounds,
hashf'ulnes, with freiiuent lilnsliiti. atteielci:
soinctimes with deraui;eiiient d' mind, tteivnie.l
TAKE PAKTiCL'LAli XttUCE.
Dr. J. addresses all those who bave in, n rid
themselves by improper iudulicenee and solitary
haliil. which ruin bulb body and mind, unlittiu
t hem for either business, study, society or mar
These are some of the sad and melavholv
Meets produced by early habits of voiitb, viz:
Weakness or the Buck and Limb. Pains in the
liaekmid Head, Diium-ss of Siirht, Loss of Mtis
rular Power, Palpitation of the Heart, Dysjiepsy,
Nervous Irritability, Derangement of Dijfesiv
Kiinetious, lieueral Debility, Symptotu ot t'on
etiiiii lion. Ac.
MrsTALi-T The fearful effects on the mind
are tunch to be dreaded Loss of Memory, Con
tusion of Ideas, Depression of Spirits, Evil
Korebodinirs, Aversion to Society, Seif-Dist rust,
lveof Solitude, Timidity, Xr., are some of the
Tno sM)k of imtsods of all a-'cs can now
Jud'e what is fhe cause of their declining health,
iostnir llicir viyor, becomiiiL', weak, pale, nervous
and emaciated, having a singular ai'pearaiice
nl'out the eyes, cough aud symptoms ol eon-uatp-:itn.
Who have injured tb luselves by a certain j ;;,e
tice iiiNiilced lu when alone, a habit frc leully
b-arned from evil conipauious, or at wlswd, the
cticcts of which are nightly felt, even when
a-lcep, aud if not cured, renders marriage iui pos
sible, and destroys both miu I and l"i iy, -ho.iid
What a pity that a young man. the ho-f ni
country, Hit: darling of his parents, should !r
siiatcbeA from all prospects aud cuj'vyinciil ol
lill-, by the coiisequeuce of icvialing from tbe
path of nature aud iutlulgiug in a certain set ret
habit. Such t ersons vi'st before eontemi' ;t; in:'
reflect that a soond mind and body arc the mos'
necessary leqnisites to promote connubial happi
ness. Indeed without these, the journey trirouh
life becomes a weary pilgrimage; tbe prospect
hourly darkens to the view; the mind 1 eeoin.s
shadowed with dpa.ranl tilled wilU tbeiliciau
clioiy reflection, that the happiius- ot ..ii"th-i
comes blighted wilUourowu-
A CEBTAIX DISEABE.
Wheu the misguided aud impnuleiil votary ol
pleasure timls that be has imbibed the see is ol
Ibis painful discttse, it too often happens that an
II Mimed tense of aliatue, or li :id of discovery,
etws him from applying to thos who, fro.it
eduwtWu aud respectability, can alone lierrieud
him. delaying till the constitutional symptoms ol
this horrid disease make their appearance, snca
is ulcerated sore throat. diea-cd u--.e. nocl iral
pains in the head and limhs, dimness of sight,
rteafuess, nodes on the shin bones and arms,
blotches on tbe bead, face and extremities, pro
gressing with frightful rapidity, ti;i at last the
IHtlate of the mouth or the bones of the- noc fill
mi. and tbe victim of this awful a-wease becom -s
Vornd oliject of cominisuration, till death pni -n
jrid i bis dreadful suireriog, by sending
him to "that Undiscovered Cotiutrt frooi when
wo trave..cr returns."
It is a melancholy fact that thousan Is 1!K
Victim to this terrible disease, through Talii'iL'
into tbe hauda of Ignorant or unski ifui P1.E
TENDERS, who, by the use of that deadiy Poi
mi Mercury, &;c, destroy the constitution, and
Incapable of curiup, keep the unhappv suller-r
.oitth aft?r month taking their noxious or !n-
rioiis compounds, and instead of being restored
renewal of Life Vigor aud Happiness, in d.;
i ,eave him with ruined Health to sigh ove
j such, therefore, Dr. Johnsto pledges bim
'iii ineserve thw most Inviolable secre-v, and
ii bis extensive practice and observations in
treat Hospitals of Europe, and the tir-t i;: 1
.country, viz : England, France, Fhiladel phi i I
' e;sew here, is enabled to offer the most cer j
.. sp.-uly and effectual remedy in the tr..rl 1 I
Ji diseases of iiuorudence. i
VK. NO. 7. S. EUEDEKICK. ST!JEL'.
CXLTIMOUE, M. I).
land aide e;oiug trom Baltimore street, u feu
from tbe corner. Fail not U obrve u i n
nniKi'. No letters received unless postpaid ami
g a stamp to be used ou the reply. Pcr
H ahuuld state age, and send a poniou
tent describinK symptoms,
so maay Paltry, Designing an I
usiers advertising thcmtclvc as
!ng with and ruining the laa.ili
unately fall iulo their power,
s it necessary to say es
vinted with bis rei.ma-
or D.'ioiiia, alwats
at this Establis
mis iiu j
' e numerou
itat : -fs ol 1 11
cs ol wlih It
t lie puiiiie,
l uar.ici r 1
lice lo lh j
n;n i: si so i tivi'
'ii . it. u im:
Attorney tit Liw. Sl'X-
1 F.URY, PA.
Olliee in Market Snitare,
(adjoining the oil'n-e of W. I. tJivenoiigb, Eop.)
Profe-isional busine in Ibis and adjoining coun
ties prompt iy attended to.
Saiibnry, March l'i, 1ST-J-Iy.
OH5.IMJ s. ;t(Ln,
ATTORNEY and ( l ' NSEI.I.ni: ,T LAW.
Liverpool, Perry county. Pa.
All business in. liters in lite counties of Noitb
umberland, Snyder, I'nion. Perry and .Inniata
pro npl'v ilteti l I to. ('onsi'lt.itions can be had
in the i "rinan ami English ! taga ages.
upril 1 1. 1 S74. Iy.
ATTo!:EY AT LAW
AN0COI STI MUCirt'Il.
Office on Front Ptieet below M-irket. Snnbtii y.
Pa. 'o,let iioiis and all legal liasines-; promptly
itit'-ade 1 I".
Oiiiee in Haiipl's building, Soulb E
f Mai kit f.piare, Sttabury, Pa.
Si-r ial. Arn:TioN P.viu to C-:.i.t. ti -'
. i:sti i:
,TT iRNEY AT LAW,
mi actim; Jl'STH'E ok the PEACE.
Net !ooi ti .In Il-c .Ioidans Uc-i lenee, Chest-
11 it st feet, ;
C.il.ectioiis aud a!i It , 'a! ma
rs piomptly at-
ATTORNEY A'l LAW, AND
rtxu ji sth i: or f-:r. im:acf..
hi veyar.i-ing.th' -collect ions ot elai mis, writings,
and all kinds ol Legal biisim-s will be attended
to carefully and with despatch. Can be consult
ed in the English and "Jciman language. Clie.
in llaupt's huiiding, M.tik'-t street, Sunbury, Pa.
AtIonieV-il -L ' w.
N'ottlri nli rlaa I Co.. I'ei;e i.
Can be coiisii.ted in the English and (ieva) r
languages. Coiiect.ous attended In in North
anil" rlaiid and adj. lining enemies.
Vo .tgent for lie- L' lutein 'i..!ey Eire Inu
ranee Company. it! no
W. C. PACKER,
Attorney at Law,
November it. 1872. tf.
O TI. ItOyKIt. Attorney aid Coansel . i
O. at Law. Odice in Wolveit.vii's L-iw b:ii ;
ing. Second stieel. SUNIU'RY, P V. Profession:! i
usiness attended to, in the courts of Xorthum
oerlaud aud adjoining counties. Also, in the
Cirrwit and D'trict Courts for tbe W.-'.ein li
triet of Pennsylvania. Claims promptly collect
ed. Particular attciili in paid to ! in ;...
rvptry. Cotisullaiiiin can be b id in Ihi- Jiei
mini languawe. April "
II. KANE. Attorney al Law, SUN
lil'RY, PA., otiici- in Wo'.vcrton" Law
biiinling. Second street. Collections male it.
Not ;bumb.Tla'id and adj lining counties.
J. Men-ill Linn. Andrew II. I). II. ri..ii!:. S. M.in .
I.IW. OII.I. A HAECIC.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Next door l' 'be Pie-bvterian cbuicii. Market
April i'.'T.'i Northunib rl:.nd Co.. Pa
jvm s ii. mii:vitt.
Attorney at Juw and'
t'MTni Status (Ymvissiovfii!. oiVn
U. Hover, Es.p, in .
L'tw Hull ling.
Oa Market Suuare, Sl"Nl.'RY,PA. Prof.viou
! business in this and adjoining counties prompt
y iitlctid'-d to.
It. .fUSSEK, Attorney at Law. SI N-
HL'KV, PA. Collections intended to 1:1
the r-otfiiticK of North!i:nter!:'.tid, I num. Miv.er.
Montour, Columbia and Lyeomi.-g.. -' 1 ' -'-
o. tv. .I i:u !.:::.
ATTORNEY AT LW,
Olliec opposite depot , l liird '.l
Collections and all professional
pr mptly attended to In the Courts of
berlainl ami adjoining coin. lies.
Norll. a. 11-
Dlt. C. H. MIKTIX, Odice in l:n.
Store, Clem, hi lion..- liiock, Oiiiee hours :
Iroui II a. in., lo 1 . m-. and Irotn ii to ;i p. in.,
at all other hours, when not Professionally en-
aged can be found at bis e .j p.-uce
ftiiecl. bLNUL'RY, PA.
given to surgical cases,
either in town or country.
Will viiil Patients
I ATT fORXEY AND oiNsKL' lt AT LAW.
! Oiiiee ou ea: I Mnkel st I ei t, opposite l.i- City
j iloi- i. Sunbiiiy. I'a.
j Pni'iipt in I "e neltil iitlctition p lid H convey
1 May 14. I s-7-"i
A I) IV I.S. II".t:.M.ir!.et S'lee-..
. UNtlURY, PA.
D alcr in Drugs, Medicines, Paint. Oils,
.'ass. Varnishes, Liquor-, Tobacco, ( igais,
Pocket Rooks, Dailii-:, ,Ve.
i GEORGE M. I'iKNN', '
! . Sir.tpNou's IJtiiltliwj, MiiLit. r, . t
! Sinbikv, Pa., j
I prepared to do all kinds of work p it .: .: 1
to Dentistry. He keejis coniaii! Iy on Inn 1 j
a large assortment of Teeth, and other I
material, from which he w ill be able to se -et.
and nice ,ne wants of his customers.
Ail work warranted lo give 'at isfaet ':.. or ei-.- j
the money refunded.
Tbe very best Mouth Wash and Tooth-IVi. lei- j
kejil on baud.
Ilis references are the numerous pair .u- f r
I10111 he has worked for the la-t tuelvt year-. I
Siinbury, April .1, PiTJ.
ifjotcls aub licstanrauts.
tios .j:. (F
i :n .
rj (ip.-.tc I -la y lt. 1-,T" )
I Sir-i t, Dauvilie. Pa. L. G. ST iCLLR
I !or llc.esls Colivi-Vej to and llOI I ti
Good sample rooms lor agents.
Aug. 1J. -73.-11.
J Muiberry. IJ:iim-H Out re.
Win. CR WFORI), Pioj;ctoi.
Dec. 11, IS74-
-I.i:i:T IIOLSI., Third Street 1 !
J Market. Siiniiiity, Pa. Pl.ll.:; in ii
RELL. Proprietor. Rooms neat an 1 ro-uloi t ile.e.
Tables supplied wit lit be delicacies of the sei-on
and the waiters attentive and oiili.-iiig.
Suiinuiy, Jan.-"-, 1 7..
TMTF.O STtTES llflTKI.. W. F.
KI fCIIEN, Proprietor. Opposite the
.ot SIIA.ViHM, r.. l-vi-ry aiiem io-i cnen 10
iruvellers. and the best accommodations given.
April r, sr;.-1 r
WILD. Proprietor. Georgetown X
I Count V, Pa., nt the tiulion of the
Choice wines aud cigars al tbe bar,
'1 he tableis supplied with the best t be market
! all'or Is. (iood stabling and attentive ostlers.
H1 imThx s kf.stai H WT,
LOUIS HUMMEL, Propria -.
Commerce St., SHAMOKIN, PEXN'A.
Having just relitted the above Saloon for tie;
i accomodation of the public, is now prepared to
! servt .lis friends with the best tefre-hments, and
j fresh Lager Beer, Ale, Porter, and all other malt
! i-Jitsincss jfarfcs.
J. r t;r 1: !ia.-.s. w. s. uiioaI'S.
UA AS V IltIO.ll
KM All. BFAl.tllS or
ANTHRACITE COAL, SUNBURY, PENN'A.
OrrtCE wnu Haas, Faoklt V Co..
Orders left at Seaskolu & Bro's. ollice, Market
-cet, will receive prompt attentiou. Country
torn respectfully solicited,
n. 'ii, 1S70. tf.
CtOAL! COIL! '0M fJUANT HRO.S.,
Shippers and Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
VH1TE AND RED ASH COAL, SLNBURY, PA.
tr iers will reeeiee. nrompt attention.
J I. r.TIK KIF.T., Wholesale and
Retail dealer in every variety of
NTIIRACTTK ()AL, L'PPEIl WHARF,
AI: kinds of (irain taken in exchange for Coal,
Or b-is solicited and liiled promptly. Orders left
at S. E. Nevin's Cmifectioiiery St ire, on Third
tieet, will recieve proniit attention, an 1 money
iceeitileillor. the same as at the ollice.
CO II., 8 I.Ol IS, (K lf . AM) 1MIOS-
iid-Ji signed htivlng connected the Coal
business it!; !::scxte.sivcELOUR (JRAIN
trade, is prepared to supply families with the
i iiEAi' rim cash.
Egg, Stove and N:;t, constantly on ha ul, (iraiti
taken in exchange for Coal.
1 am also prepare I to supply l' farmers and
THE NATIOVAL SOLUHLE RONE.
This Phosphate is of a higher grade than U
usiiiil in litis country, and i s-.i.il til a reasonable
'' J. M. CA I ) W A L L A DER.
Siinbury, S-pt. 10, 1S75. if.
Grave S t ones j
On band, and made to order. ;
Scotch drmiitc 3Ioniiinents
Imported to order. Shop on Fourth Street !
I m-ir Market. S:iiiurv, Pa.
) W. M. DAl'tJIIERTY, Prp'r,
t Su'ibui y. Jan. i4. ISTti.
1815. FALL STYLES 1815
I.L the latest stjles and novelties selected at
a V the lato impol'it.-rs' ami jobbers' opening.
1URDS. WINCS, F NCY EE MT1ERS, OS
TRICH TIPS AND PLI MES.SILK
V EL V ETS.V ELY El EENS,
In I Ht and S
traw, and a;I New and Stylish, r.t
MISS L. SHISsLER'S
Millinery St. re,
r). Market St., Sunbury.
Oct. Li, 1
M 1 L L I N E It Y
ol Mi-s KATE LLACK, Market S-;uarc, uoitb ',
s' ill l found the must complete, attractive and i
cheapest store of 1
CHOICE DRY GOODS,
consisting of Ladic Dress Goods, Woolen Goods
for Ladies' from the largest establishments in j
the cities. j
LMiIKSTi- '.7;.V.S' WOOI.EXSIIA ir.s. !
I adics. Misses' and Cbildi i-ns' Woolen Goods,
Silk Velvets, Ribbons, Sash Ritdious, Neck Ties.
Kid G. oves, Fancy aid Plain Hosiery, First
Oi tlity Zephvrand Germantown Wool. !
XOTIOXS AXI TMMMIXVS
IS (iKEAT VAUIFTV.
j Gents' (ilovcs. Neckties, I lankerchi -Is, ite. A
j full assortment of 'Soaps and Perl iiinery. An
I invitation is i-Xleii. led to all to call ami see the
MISS MATE l'.LACK.
A M.IV M OI Ii OF
5ERCHAET TAILORING GOODS.
n -tunic,! from the Eastern cities, u itb. an
elegant selections of
line-t French Brand:
. Trimmings, etc
ivy orders for
He is now ready to led
SPRING AND SUMMER. SUITS
of :itiy lb-sired style. The lalest styles ol" pi
terns on hand, and
NEAT PITS GUARANTEED.
find pi ices at least a reasoti.iblc
Give me a call.
I CH AS. MAIHL,
j -)' Vril ST., f7,...- CITY JfOTI.l.,
j Sl'NliURY. PA.
Sui.b :ry, Apii! 0. lsT5.-if.
I " " ' "
W ATCIIF.N. JEW F.I.ItV V SILVER-
V A F..
Joliu VI". . Mevensoii,
Third and Mail.cl Sts, Sllillilirj , Ja.
and opt lie I tin
renovated bis Store Room,
largest assortment of
WATCI.ES, I.O( KS. JEW ELK SOLID SIL
VER AND PLATED WARE,
evi 1 exhibited in this put of .be State. Ewry-
t'.im: in 1 lie Jewclty line is kepi in store.
Ktl t- :ir.
K I lie, m A i Iitlinw,
f every desci ijitiou and ofthn fittest quality
Particular :itteutio:i paid to u-pairing
WalciiC. Cluckw, Ji-vvvlry, Vr.
H AIR JEWELRY made to order.
Siinburv, March fi, 1ST4.
Jniiv H. vru.. John .M. SciloNorn
M I.l. .V M no.voLi:,
Second Street, Wovii.soonF, I'a.
Pi IREIGN A ND DOM ESTIC LIQUORS
WINES, BRANDIES, GINS,
Pure ONI I5j' WfiKkry,
Al-l t.E WllI-KKV, CoKDI U.S, r.
Ail Llitit'-s sold gaurrantced ns represented,
Orders promptly attended to and public pa-
tiouage respectfully solicited.
SELL A SCIIONOUR.
lid St., Wouielsdorf, Berks Co., Pa.
Feb. 'JT. HTl. iy.
N.c. R.w.ew Mininery s ore,;
111 KM, Vorlh't! oinij.y, I'a. !
KATE MECK itspectf i!!j iulorms
public thai sic! has opened ti
MiV, .TI I S.I.EM. IIV stoiii:,
on Front street, Henidon, where she has just
oprt-m-d an ml ire new stock of Fail and Winter
Millinry Goods of the laid Ptyles and putte'iis,
I consisting of
FEATHERS, FLOWERS, RIBBON?,
mid all Goods found in a til -t class MiU'merv
Stoic, which arc oiiered at extremely low prices.
Ladies are especially Invited to call and ex
amine ail the new styles and ascertain t lie
prices. KATE ilECK.
Herndon, Oct. 15tb, 1875. f.mos.
SUXliURY, PA.. FRIDAY
HUE SUXBURY AMERICAN
j Tlie Largest aud Most Complete Eatal
in XorthumbcrlauJ County.
STEAM POWER PRESSES,
OKOF.RS nioni'TLY FII.I.EO.
BOOK, CARD AND JOR PRINTING
EXECUTED I.N THE BEST STYLE.
lll SINESS CARDS.
MERCANTILE LETTER HEADS,
CHECKS AND DRAFTS,
Everything that is needed lu the printing de
partment will be executed w!th promptness and
j at low prices. AI! are invited to call and exa
mine our sample. No trouble to give estimates
j and show goods. We filial! cheerfully do th'nr
! to all, who call for that purpose, without charge.
2-lOrders for Subscription. Advertising or
Job Printing, thankfully received.
EM'L WILVERT, Proprietor,
, JHT A DV KlilSLSd JUEDllji
In the Central part of tb State,
j j 01)c 0f the Mokt Thrifty, Intelligent nnd
SECTION'S OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Sainpie copy of paper sent lo Any address tree
MORNING. MARCH 17, 1876.
BY J. F. MAOISM.
Murder of Shofjelt and Thomjwjn Colonel
Jlontermnn',8 Party Cruel Massacre
where Williumsport now stand 1'iter
Smith and his dnwjhter one brwe man
' arrival of Colonel Hcjiburn Horrible
ajijiearancc of the dead - Kiinj's Wife
Ordered to leave the Country The' Big
Runaway Colonel Hunter's appeal.
When WIiycuoflT, Thompson, and Shoe
felt enmc to Thompson's house, it is said
they hitched their horses lor they appear
ed to liavo been ridiug and went in and
commenced cookinjj their dinner. The In
dians having been quietly observing the
movements of the two parties, sent a par-
i iy io capture them. When they catnn iu
i sight the horses suortcd and xave the
alarm. Seizing their rilles, they attempt
ed to run for the woods, but the Indians
j were loo quick, and firing a volly, killed
j lUotnpson and Mioefelt, and shot Why
j choff through the shoulder, wounding him
j severely. lie was taken prisoner, and re
j -turned after a captivity of two years.
; A story is related in connection with
j this tragical allair, but with how much
' truth I cannot say, that when Whychoft"
j was taken prisoner, he was quite bald
I headed ; but when he returned from capti
vity, he had a fine head of hair.
Ou the same day that this sad disaster
befell Captain Berry, Colonel Hoslerruan,
with Captain Reynolds, aud a party of
thirteen, set out frota Muncy Farm, to go
to Ante's Port and the Great Island, with
ammunition for those places. When they
came to Loyal Sock, they heard consider
able firing aud yelliug up the creek. They
supposed it to be nearly a mile distant, and
proceeded as rapidly as possible iu that di
rection. When they came to the place
j where they supposed the firing to have
' been, no Indians were diecovered. They
j had probably seen them and made otf.
A noise was heard by them, however, as
of some one striking a hollow tree with a
club, somo distance ahead. A stroke ap
peared to be given for each man in the
party. They then returned, and contin
ued on to the residence of Thompson.
When they arrived, the barn was on lire,
but the house remained untouched.
! Thompson's powder horn was found near
! the house, with a bullet hole through it,
1 and several moccasin and shoe tracks were
1 observed. Nothing could be seen or heard
of Thompson. Shoefelt, or Whychofl ; the
three men that were known to have gone
there. Before thev camo to the hiittse.
however, thev lie.iril tln death vel!n nml
; one that they took to be for a prisoner,
j given by Indians iu the woods, which now
! impressed them with the idea, that the
I three men were killed or taken prisoners.
On the same day, the 10th of June, 1778.
Peter Smith, his wife aud six children ;
William King's wife and two children;
Michael Smith, Michael Campbell, David
Chambers. Saodgrass, and Ham
mond ; being seven men, two women, and
; eight children in all, started from Lvcom
; ing Cm k to ir to Muncy Fort in a fuur
horse wagon. They had "ot but a short
j ' distance, when they were wet by a niesscn
' per and informed that considerable firing
hall been heard about Loyal Sock that
day, aud It was not considered safe for
them to proceed. Peter Smith informed
the messAger that life would, not be etop
ped by the firing, aud would continue on.
He returned and reported SmUh's inten
tion, w hereupon a parly pushed on to
meet him. This parly is supposed to have
been Colouel Ilostertuan's. It was near
ni"ht. however, and they did not reach
When the men with the- wagon, aud the
I women and children, reached the spot of
I ground now sa'd lo 6c occupied by Hall's
! foundry, in Willianisport, they were fired
upon by abodyof Indians, supposed to
J have beeu about twenty in number. At
1 the first fire Snodrrass fell dead. The Iu
1 diaus only discharged two guns, when they
' made A rush, tomahawk, in hand, for the
wftgbn. They were not observed till the
fire had been given, when the remaining
white men immediately jumped to tries.
; and commcuced righting for their lives and.
for their women and littln children. The
Indians closed in and eudeavored to sur
round them, when all the turn, with the
exception of Campbell, rsn, and abandon
ed the defenceless women and children to
the horrible fate that awaited them ! A
little boy escaped, and running to Lycom
ing, informed some nun thereof what had
happeued. The men that escaped, state
! that they looked back, and Campbell was
closely engaged with na Indian fighting
Peter Smith ran into a rye field close by,
and ou looking back perceived something
following him ; supposing it to be an lu-
l dian, he ran as fast as possible, bui on
j climbing the fence discovered that it was
j his little daughter, who, with arms stretch
i ed towards him, was following as fast as
! she could, and imploriugVnn to wait and
"'ICAN ! save her ! It is scarcely necessary to add
that the flying fallur's heart was deeply
touched, and wailing a moment, snatched
j l.rUVJV.a-a U IIU wvaaasau au,a..Hi
j the child up iu his arms and Met
j He escaped to fort Muncy. Wh
d fur life!
of the other men is not stated:
t When the bov gave the alarm at Lycom
; lug, they misunderstiHid him, and Ihinkiug
I it was a canoe that Uud beeu attacked in
the liver near where they lived, ran there
at once. It was now dark, the masjtae
! having occurred about suudowu, wheu
: Colonel Hepburn, with a party that had
i started out, on the alarm being given by
j the fugitives flying from Loyal Sock, come
j to the spot. They found the body ol Jnod
; grass und another, . but it was two dark
I to do anything, and ihey pushed on to
Lycoming Creek, where they remained
till morning. Ube(next day, being tthe
llih of Juue, Iheyrelurncd to the scene of
the massacre, and there beheld a revulling
aud horrible eight. Peter. Smith's wile
was found shot through the body, slabbed,
scalped, and a kife by her side. William
King's wife Aas tomahawked aud scalped,
but still survived, and was sittiug up when
they came. Her husband came to ber,
when she leaned on him, aud almost im
mediately expired. She appeared to be
sensible, but could not speak a word, aud
preseuted a sickening sight, her face being
covred with clotted blood. . 1
A little girl was found killed and scalped
and the boy tbe same. Campbell was
found killed, stabbed, and scalped, he bad
also been shot in the back, and a knife
was sticking in his body. Everything
around him indicated that he bad main
tained a ferrful struggle with superior
numbers, and sold his life as dearly as
possible. An Indian gun was found near
him brokeu to pieces. His gun was gone.
What became of the remainder of the
children is not stated, but they were prob
ably carried into capitivity. The Indians
took but a few things out of the wagon,
which ibey left standing. They probably
took the horses.
A party under Captain Shaffer, it is sta
ted, went to Thompson's house and search
ed for him. At length they found him
and Shoefelt outside of a field among some
pine grubs. Thompson had been shot
through the side Shoefelt was shot through
shoulder they were both scalped, and lay
but a short distance apart. They appeared
to have beeu so near Thompson when he
was shot, that his jacket was burned.
This was indeed a bloody day the
savages glutted themselves with murder
and returned iu triumph. A gloomy pall
seemed suspended over the infant settle
mt-nt, and weeping and wailing was hejrd
ou every hand. Children were murdered
befotc their parent's eye; husbands were
compelled lo witness the horrid deaths of
wives aud in turn children were compell
ed to gaze upon the maugled bodies of their
parents. Neither age, sex, nor condition
was spared. The wails of helplew infants;
the imploring cries of defenceless women,
failed to awaken a chord of pity iu the
adamantine bosom of the tawny savage
he laughed their pitiful appeals to scorn,
and with a fiendish grin 'f pleasure, plied
the kuife, and tore the reeking scalp from
How many of the present inhabitants of
the beautiful and flourishing town of Will
iamsport, are aware that on the 10th day
f Juue. 1778. such a fearful and bloody
trageny was enacted upon JliB site of that,
towu, and the cry of helpless innocence
mingled with the whop of the savage,
awoke the echoes of the forest, and ascen
ded to the azure-realms of heaven ?
On the intelligence of these murders
reaching Colouel Hunter, at Fort Augus'a
he became alarmed for the safety of those
that remained above Fort Muncy, and
sent word to Colonel Hepburn to order
them to abondou the country and retire
below. He was obliged to do this, as
there were not a sufiiciency of troops to
guard the whole frontier, and Congress had
taken tut action lo supply him with men
aud supplies. Co ouel Hepburn had some
trouble lo gut a messenger to carry the
order up to Colonel Antes, so panic-stricken
were the people on account of tbe rav
ages of the Iudians. At length Robert
Covenhaveu, aud a young millwright iu
tbe employ of Audrew Culberuon, volun
teered their services, and started on ihe
dangerous mission. They crossed the
river and ascended Bald Eagle mountain
and kept along the summit, till they came
lo the gap opposite Antes' fort. They
cautiously defended at tbe bead of Nippeu
nose Bottom and proceeded to the fort. It
was iu the evening, aud os.they beared
the fort, the report of a rille rang
upon their tars. A girl hail gone out
side lo milk a cow, aud an ludiau being
in ambush, fired upon iter. The ball,
fort unately, passed through her clothes,
and she escaped unharmed. The word
was passed on up to Harris' Jort, aud pre
parations made for the flight. Great ex
citement prevailed. Canoes were collected
rafts hastily constructed and every available
Halt that would float, pressed into ser-
1 vice ; ami the goods aud also the wives and
j children of the settlers, placed on board.
The men armed with their trusty ri3cs,
marched down ou each side of the river to
guard the convoy. They were leaving
their homes, their cattle, and their crops,
to ihe mercy of the enemy, and fleeing for
their lives. Nothing occurred worthy of
note, during the passage lo Sunbury, as
the Indians did not venture to attack the
armed force that marched ou shore. Ii, is
snid that whenever auy of their ctafu
would grouud on a bar, the women would
jump out, and putting their shoulders
against it, launch it into deep water.
The settlements above Muncy Port were
all abaudoned, and the Indians had full
possession of the country once more. Com
panies came up as soon as possible to se
cure aud drive away their cattle. They
found the Indians burning ane destroying.
When they came to Robert King's im
provement where Robert King, Junn,
now lives they found the remains of the
house and barn yet smoking. Passing on
to Antes' Fort, they found the mill, con
taining a quautity of wheat, aud the sur
rounding building, reduced lo ashes. As
the smouldering embers were not yet ex
tiuct, the air for some distance around,
was tainted with the odor of rousted wheat.
They gathered up what cattle they could
as soon as possible, and drove them off
from the scene of desolation.
Fort Muncy, Freel.ntd's Fort, aud all
the intermediate points, were abandoned
about the same time. Thus was the Val
ley of the West Branch evacuated. This
flight was called by the people of that pe
riod, the "Big Runaway," a name which
il bears to this day.
Shortly after the Big Runaway, the at
tention of the savages was attracted to Hie
memorable descent upon Wyoming, which
took place the 3d of July, 177f. But lew
remained on the West Branch, nearly all
having gDue to participate in that bloody
massacre. ' "
Petitions were immediately drawn up
and signed, and letUrs written, importu
ning the government to seud troops to
Northumberland county, to protect the set
tlers whilst they return to cut their har
vests. The harvest was ripe the settlers
had (led, and dare return without an arm
ed force. What else could they do t '; '
j On the l2ih of July, Colouel Hunter
I .1.....V in. aiwl f.trwa rdfH tho fiiltrii.'iTic,
pathetic appeal to the Executive Council
which will be rean with interest,
"2o His Exeellwt, the President and
Tine Honorable The xecutive Council ef tlit
CviutHonwealth of Pennsylvania: ; .
"The calamities so lung dreaded, and of
which jo have beten more than once in
formed must fall upoa this County if not
assisted by the Continental Troop or the
Militia of the neighboring Counties, now
appear with all the Horrors attendant on
an ludiau war ; U this date the Towns of
Sunbury and Xorihumberland , on the
Frontiers where a few Virtuous Inhabi
tant and fugitives seem determined y
land, Tho' doubtful whether to-morrow's
un will rise on them, freemen, Captives or
4 New Series, Vol. 7, So. 4.
i Old Series, Vol. 86, So. 4.
tn eternity. Vet relying on that being
who forsakes the virluou. and tho timely
assistance of the Government, which they
have with Zeal and vigor endeavored to
support, tbey say they will remain so long
as they can without incurring the censure
of suicide. The Carnage of Wioming, the
dwvastatious and murders upon the West
Branch of the Su.squhanna, on Bald Eagle
Creek, and in short throughout the whole
County to within a few milrs- of these
Towns (the recital of which mut be shack
ing) I suppose must have before now have
reached your ears, if not,, you may figure
yourselves men, women and children.
Butchered and scalped, many of them after
promised quarters, and some scalped alive
of which we have miserable Instances
amongst us, people in crowds driven from !
their farms and habitations, many of
whom have not nlfmey to purchase one
day's provisions for their families, which
must aud has already obliged many of
them to plunder and lay wa3te Ihe farms
as they pass along. The calamities must
if not speedily remedied by a reinforce
ment of men from below inevitably ruin
the frontier and incumber the interior
Counties with such numbers of indigent
fugitives unable lo support themselves a
will like locusts devour all before them.
If we are assisted to stand and save our
crops, we will have enough for ourselves
and to spare, you need not be under the
apprehension of any troops you send here
suffering for want of provisions if they
came in lime before the few who yet re
main are obliged to give way, with men it
will be necessary to seud arms aud ammu
nition as we are ill provided with th-j)n.
Gentlemen, ye must know that this County
cannot be strong in men after the number
it has furnished to serve the United Slates.
Their applications to us for men were al
ways complyed with to tho utmost of our
abilities and with the greatest alacrity;
should our supplications now be rejected I
think the survivors of us, vif any, may
safely say that Virtue is not rewarded, I
have only to add that A few Hundreds of
men well armed and immediately seut to
our relief would prevent much bloodshed,
confusion aud devastation throughout the
Counties of this State, as the appearance of
being supported would call back many of
our fugitives to save their harvest for their
subsistence, rather than suffer tha incon
veniences, which reason tells me they do
down ihe Country and there with their
families return must ease the people below
of a heavy and unprofitable Burthen.
These opinions I submit to jour serious
."Sunbury, 12th July, 177S."
j Au exchange republished a torresputi- j
1 deuce from au exchange, in which the j
I writer maintained tha: the term 'Jew' was
improperly applied to tho present Hebrew
r .. .1 1
intc, ciiii-d uiiiiu 111 mem 111 ti'tKia'tiuums
I of the tribe of Judah. i
j Another correspondent of the same paper '
says the former writer, by a reference to
(Jen. 14 : 13. will find Abram first called a
JUbrac. In i!d King,, 10 : 6 he will find
the children of Israel first called Jews. Iu
lather, 11 : 0, now, iu Shurheira there was
a Jeic. Xow this Jew was a Beiijamite.
Now this Jew has a relative who declares
himself a Hebrew. Phil. 3 : 5, of Israel
of Benjamin a JItbrew of tbe Hebrews.
AJso in 2d Cor. H : 22, and further declares
in the same connection that, of the Jews,
five times Lo received forty strips save oue
Who arc Jews V In addition. I say, Mr.
Wcbtter says (a contraction of Judas or
Judah) a Hebrew or Israelite, aud that a
Htbrew is a descendant of Jacob an Israelite
A friend suggests, in regard to Ihe asser
tion first referred lo, that it is not sustain
ed by scriptural history, which informs us
that upon the death of King Solomon, ihe
tribes of Israel assembled at Sec be m to au
noiut Rehoboam king ; but upon bis refus
al to relieve their burthens, ten of the
tribes revolted aud made Jeroboam kiug.
aud they were called the kingdom otlsraeL
The, tribe of Judah aud half of the. tribe of
Beujamiue adhered to Rehoboam aud were
called tbe kingdom of Judab. These two
kingdoms existed 2o4 years, wheu Shal
maueser. King; of Assyria, made war upon
the Kiugdom of Israel, aud caraied them
away captives into the dominion of Perria.
Here euds the history of the ten tribes of
Israel, and they are heard of no more.
Heuce, the present race of Hebrews must
be desceddants of the tribe of Jndab.
On the evening of the 20ih ult, au old
gentleman living ucar Lickskillet, Ander
son county, Ky., went to his barn, and is
supposed to have faiuted, for his eight year
old going thiiber shortly afterward to hunt
eggs saw his father lying insensible and a
large sow weighing about 2o0 pounds, vor-
j aeiously engaged tearing the flesh from
his head uud face. Tho little fellow at
I tempted to drive her away, but she made
buttle. HetLiu went to tbe wood pile,
aud, getting au axe, returned and heroi
cally assaulted her, knocking her down
and continuing his blows until she was
killed. Some workmen passing by, went
into the uatu, ' and, heariug the boy's
account, cut the sow open aud found in
her stomach portions of the scalp and hair
of the unfortunate man. They carried him
to the house, where, thounh insensible, he
lived until tbe next morning, when he
A western exchange telia its readers how
'to mind their' P's in the following para
graph : 'Persons who patronize papers
should pay promptly, for the pecunary
prospects of the press bave a peculiar pow
er in pushing forward public prosperity.
If the printer is paid promptly,' and his
pocket book kept plethoric by prOtnpl-pay-ing,
he puts his pen to his paper in peace,
his paragraphs arc more poiuted, be paints
bis pictures of pasaiug events, ia more
pleasing colors, and the perusal of hia , pa
per ia a pleasure to the people. Paste this
piece of proverbial philosophy m -, some
place where all persona can perceive it.
Judge Orvis in a recent Center county
trial decided that when a husband gives
his wife money, he having no debts at the
time nor in auy way showing an intentional
defraud, real estate which the wife may
purchase with such fuuds cannot after
wards be made liable for debuts colracted
I by the husband subsequent to such gift
and purchase. . .... , . j
On inch, (lwrtT! jjn(, OT jtll Talent in SooperU
"e 0' two im-tioua.1.5o ; throe tawwtioi! S2.0
Two inchi." '
Three inoh," "'
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ti.an tii.ua $4.00 tio.oa
3.W- 3.00 7.80 9.(10 13.00
S.bO 7.00 9.00 1X00 18,')
7.n 9.00 11.00 17.MI 23.00
10.00 12.00 14.00 30.00 30.00
13.00 13.00 30.00 SM.U0 60.1(0
rtvZ..' """""emut pajrabW naarfrlT Tronscltnt
wtaSiS'S,!-m,1", ' I"" MM hirtioD, rt
w"v PaMja, bnamuk, ..
Ttrlu.trr!lumm Virion' tolnam K.OO per
Tr for the am two linw, aad $1.00 for each additional
v..i- 1 - v.uv w.uv w.w au.w
Site w.s a lame women. She limped,
and she carried a cane, and it was natural
to infer lh it she was lame. A sbc en
tered tl.'u Twenty-second street depot ti
wait for ihe train, she was closely followed
by a lann; man. He had a stiff knee, and
he also carried a taue. Two lame persona
are no great sight in this big city. Lame
men and women limp their lame way along
Manhattan island every day, and few peo
ple ever remark them. '
The lame woman took a scat, and after
a little she was joined by Ibe lame rnau.
He wore a bright smile, and as he dropped
down he cheerfully remarked .
"Quite a coincidence.'
She made no reply. She was ugly look
ing, but she looked him over and made up
her mind that she would go and hang her
self if she looked as homely as he did. "
1 am lame and you are lame,' conlir
tied tho man.
'Who are you talking to, tr'ir she de
manded, giving him a contemptuous look.
'Madam, their must be a kindred tie bt
tween us.' he softly replied, 'I am lame
iu the left leg, and you are lame in the
left leg !'
'Are you addressing me ?' sheexclairuttl
(lushing very red.
'I am, madam, I say there mul 1m a
kindred tie between us.'
There is no such thing, sir ?' she said.
'I am lame and yon are lame,' he went
on. 'Rheumatism got into my knee joint
and spoiled one of my best legs in New
York. State. Was it rhumalim in the
case of your leg, miidam ?' '
'You drunken loafer you ! how dare you.
talk to me ?' she gasped.
'I cau furnish the best kind of reference
as to my character he replied, 'and I
suppose you could. But doesn't it strike
you as a curious coincidence that we are
both in Xew York at once, both waiting lo
go home, both so rtglv looking that we
cafTt get married f ' '
'Yes you !' she chooked.
'I am fifty year3 old, and I dye my hair
hecooly continued, 'and you are about the
same agcaud I observe that you dye your
hair ; I wouldn't go a rod to see a circus
procession, and I judge you wouldn't. I
love ouions, and I should say you did ! I
'I'll have you arrested !' she yelled. I'll
have you jailed in two minutes !
'As I was going on to remark, madam,
f 'G'way ! g'way I' she shrieked, clutching
'.Nevertheless, I am convinced that there
is a kindred lie, madam. Two persons,
in their left legs, must
She whacked him vigorously will the
cane, and rushed oil to Another seat, while
a gentleman came over to the lama man
and told him he would get into trouble if
lu; didn't look out.
'I'm through,' quiet;y repli -u the: iame
man. I thought there wui a kindred lie
but their isn't. I'll never kindred tie to
any living femalu who is so stuck up that
she won't listen to philosophy. She ca:
take ber old lame leg and go home .'
And he sat down lo read an alman.nc for
lS7t'. . .
The London Pictoria World says lhat
the story of Cinderella is not the invention
of some imaginative genius, but that il is
fouuded on fact. It sites Strabo as its
authority. The story is as follows : One
day a lady named Rhodopis was bathing
in the Nile, and the wind carried one of
sandals and laid at the feet of the King of
Egypt, who was holding a court of justice
in the open jir not far away, nis curiosi
ty was excited by the singularity of the
event and this elegance of the sandal, and
he offered a reward for the discovery ot
the owner. Rhodopis claimed it, and it
wa3 found to tit her exactly. She is re
membered iu history as the 'Rosy Checked
Queen' of Egypt, and she lived two thou
sand years before the christian era-. .
Iiroirrjr ol an Ancient lily .
It U relatud in Russian journals that,
during the recent military 6urvey of the
Blepp, east of the Caspean Sea, tbe sol
diers discovered the ruins ot an ancient
city, the existence of which has been ut
terly unknown in modern times. Judging
from the ruins, the city must bave had a
large and fixed population. Several Arab
esque minerals are still well preserved,
and bear evidence of the skill of their build
ers. Lemaiua of extensive squaducta were
also found, some oi them still flowing with
good drinking water. A number of in
scriptions were copied by the ofiiccrs of
the expedition, and brought to St. Peters
burg. According to a tradition of the Tur
comans, the couutry was once very fruit
ful, and was watered by means of a canal.
A neat little trick was recently played on
a hotel keener in New naven : A stranger
lost in throwing dice ia a saloon, and the
proprietor proposed, as he had no money,
that h; leave his Uliter coat as security.
Instead f the coat the stranger left hi3
trowsers. He left tbe saloon, bis Ligh top
boils uud long Ulster coucealing the los
of his Irowaers, and engaged a room in a
hotel for the uight. In the morning he
complained to the landlord that his trow
6ers, wiiii i2d in tho pockets, had beeu
stolen from the room during the night.
The landloid, anxious lo preserve the good
name of the house, immediately bought
the swindler a new pair of trousers, replac
ing the money supposed to have been lost,
aiif sent him on hia way rejoicing. 3". If.
'Dowx Brake.' Thunnan sport? a
red bandanna handkerchief, and blows the
loudest nose, in America. It Is said thart
on one occasion Senator Jones of Nevada,
who, early in life, had been a bntkman on
a railroad, dropped asleep at his desk.
Senator Thurman solemnly waived his red
bandanna and gave his nose a terriffic
tsrlort.' The sleeping Senator sprang to
feet, and seizing his desk, commenced
twisting it with all hia might. ,. He after
wards explained . that he thought Thur
man 's blow was ah engine whistling 'down
brakes,' and tbe red hankerchief a signal
of distress, hence his wreachinj of the
desk. ' :
A burly Teuton entered an omnibus one
day with a huge nicercbanm in his moath
and taking the only yacant scat, proceeded
to roll forth volumes of Binok& The con
ductor, seeiofc ibi violation of tha rules,
stepped up to nio and said : 'No smoking
allowed.' The Dutchman, taking the pipe
from bis month with an air of astonish- y
ment, thus replied to the polite conductor ' '
r.don't make no noise ren I K-bmokor.