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The Sunbury American
. ItFinumitn Evkhi Fbiat, v. . ',
TI3'L WILVERT. Proprietor.
( Wnrrr-f Turd St., a'1- Vrf '..'.
SL'NBIKY, I A.
Al One Hollar aud Filly Ci-utv
If .id trictlv in advsucr : 11.7.'. if paid, wvhii mv r ;
or 2.00 in mh cm- wuei. payment is del tycd f
m.-jtai. of tbe year. V al-cni-tim. uiac...iii..ued
.,1 ul ire.rs- lil ' o.ii.ii o.
pblMr. THMi tM" ' BIMT JifH:KI. '
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-it 'llH' ii.ce.
iMi nnoiii !. H !Kn;
Physician of t;ii" -e.el.r.siel .i-uih: I'Mi,
discovered tbe urnst certain, ; ly, pi-a-.m
111 I !
floetual rpfHi-.1T in Hip w..ri.i i'" "
D'5-Er oF IMt'lil iK.V. h.
Weakness t tbe Back or L-h'-n Stricture.,
Mtcctions of iv liL'Jf aud ' I'iv";;!
Uryv iMscauigc-i, l.npoteticy, J.jncr..i lM..li
tr. Nerroiiaiie, lvpepy, -nira.r. Low
Spirits, CnPf-i-ii of Mm, Pa'-pd ,,!"'
the Heart, Timidity, Vrc nh.iiigs, D1m1.cs.
of tsi.'rit or iiidtiue-s, l--ase 'f the II -a.!.
Throat, V..e T 'km, I if -ell .ol Liver, L:iii'.
St m i' li or Bowels th-se terrible Disorders
an-insf rVwilhe Solitary llabi -01 ' .Youth lho-t
ocr.-t and otitary prcti-P -1 ' M" "
ipiim ihau the s.ti( ol tvreu iouip mi.."-.- ,
of rivi-cn, blliit.ui; l.itir iuos; linui.i:il ti"l -
of .uitic iia i.m-, renJ.-rifm man-Unc .Vr.. iun' 1
PJUSli MEN I
.v rl... have become I In Uliini !!- j
t;,,-v Vko, tliKt dreadful n.l -Itliu.-livc lut-ii
v.ii. nnuimlli awt-rii to an .nil i:in'lv MVi-
T -i:inHs f vounir men of tue.iiwwt
anfl brilliant Intellect, who might oilier-
a.M hrlinant Intel
' .. . 1. - with ih
rni raiK-cu wkihu.
i.Tinc :yrc, -'!-' "...v r,, , ,.
. ... ' CM
xT..:...t f....:i AiC!ilA
. v,.r M ii cosile i
offrinrtaM-1" r. , son- E-
ritability, Palpitation, MrK ..J(.s.. N. 1-
toui. ueioiiiy, .i aii . nei o-.
"llie ill" HI.
He who p'.aees himself under
may re iiotioly ,o.,i".le in b'"
man, an J ptufilcut!y ri-
oisuamc vi:.KNf..- a
IiMuot' io-v. Loss of Po or. i.um
nii'l full Vi..r IU siore.l.
Thin l-trein!r Affection whlpii en .-r- '.i'.
mis. -1 attic and man ia ire iuip.ifsihle is t iic ivi. !ty
j aid by the victim of iiupriler iudnleu'-es.
Yonn jiersonnaie too apt to commit exe'-4'9'-froin
not lirincawarc if Ihpdri-a.pui ce.-e. 11"
t!i..t may ensile. Now, who that i.ii i.tsi .11.1
l!ie ttutiiect will pretend to denv dial tin- power
ot proi-re ittion ifi I oft fwiner t.y those fall in:
irm.ioner hahitii than l.v the pr.ideiit I Be
l-'-ini; deprived the pleasures of 'leaithy olf-p. ini;,
111-- 1110-t serious and desl m-tive sy.nptoais 10 'ti h
l.o-lv and 1.1'md ar'se. The -ys.em iK-'-ome- !
ranied, tl Phiica. an t M.ntal Fiiiictl n
Weakened, Loss of Procroaiive Power, Nervou
Irriiahiiity, lype a. Palpitation of 1 'l.-art.
In. litest ion, Constitutioual Def.iiily, a V'.isiiiiL'
oi the Fiaute, 1 .iu.iuiHi.n. .May a.i.l
A ( HIE WARKANTEI) IN TWt iAS.
P. ts-'os rviin.-d in heulth ty uoiearne 1 preirn
-i.-is wiio k-p them triJmir in . U atu-i inoiiiti.
takinir pcrfonons an InJ ir'mus ponp .1111 .
slii.uM upplv imniediatei .
MtUi'-er .l'"ll)e Loyal College of turteom-, i.ini
.i.u. ira iUiit.-d from me of the mod ciiiin.-iit
CoIVps iu the I'll ted State', and the 'r.-.iier
art of whose ife has tiecn sjeiit iu the hospit .;
of Lon.iou, Pris, Philailelpliia aad el.nrwhei, .
tins . tliet-ed aotne of tiie iuoJ. atouishm cunt,
tuat were cr known ; many trouhlewith riiiL
in tbe head and cars when asieep, r.-ai
nervousness, bcinif alarmed at sudden soatols,
ba-lifulueM, with frequent blusbinp, attcn led
sometimes with derangement of mind, were en red
TAKE PARTICULAR NOTICE.
Dr. J. addresses ail those who have iiijun.l
theiiiarlvvs by improper indulgence and solitary
hat. its. which rnin both body and mind, unlittiu
tliein for chlicr business, study, society or 'ti.n
'i' 11 c-E ere some of the sad and uiel.iiieho.y
0e4-t prndn.-ed by early lialiits of youth, vii:
Weakness of the Back and Limbs. Pains iu the
H.iiViit.d Head, Diiuneis of Si.rhl, Loss of Mus
cular Power, Palpitation of the Heart, Uyspepsy,
Nervous Irritability, Derangement of Pi-resiim
Functions, Oeneral Di'I'ility, Symptoms of I'mi
euiii tion. &c. I
MtVTALl.T The tearful etlects on the mind J
are luucb to be iiradcd iahis ot nemory, i .in
fusion of Idcaw, Hcpresion of Spirit", Evii
Fi.rebodlDi.'S, AversiiJO to SK'iety, Self-Dlsti ust.
i . ..r w.:;in.h. TiuiUlitT, tc, are some of tin-
r ,l 1'ioduced
1 nortA?:r of jiefwons of all asvs can now
Ju lire what i the cause of their declinini; bcalih.
lo-iug their vigor, liecoming, weak, pale, her e.i
n;id cmaeuUed, having a singular appearance
bI-kii th--yp, cough and symptom oi consinu;.
Who have injured th uisclves by a rcitalu prac
i :. .; iusulucft In wiien -alane, a habit frequently
learned from evil companions, oral school, the
cllects or which are nightly felt, even when
asleep, aud if not cured, renders marriage impos
sible, and destroys both niiud and body, hould
What a pity that a young man, tin- hope or 11-
ouutry, t lie "darling of his parents, shoulil be
snatchi'il from all prospects and enjoyments ,l
life, by the cousequence of deviating from the
f-ath of nature and indulging iu a certain secret
habit. Such Imtsous ml'ST before .-otiteaninal inj
1 ARR1 ACE.
relied that a sound miud and UhJv are the bm1
necessary requisites to promote connubial bappi
iMssa. ludeul iUioui Uicsc, the juurucy taruuh
life become a weary pilgrimage; Ihe prosiset
Hourly darken to tkt view ; the mind t ecom.
shadowed with despair anil lilied with the uiclan-
iholy reflmion, thate4ie fcpi'0' " !
become blihtcd wi nrr.0W. . j
A CERTAIN DISEASE. j
When the misguided and imprudent
i.:isure finds that he has
iniliibed the -e- l- il
Ibis painlnl disease, it looott. u bapprtn that an
ill-timed sense of shame, tr dread of discvery,
detri him from apply ine to those m,n. from
ducat ion and respectability, can alone l.efneti.:
bin', delaying till the constitutional symptoms ..I
tbh) horrid d.se4se maKe tneir apit aiauee,
. . uVmted sore throat, disea-ed nose. Ou
pains in the head and limbs, dimness of
;.fness, nodes on the shin boues and arms,
b otc lies on the head, face and extremities, pro-
- . . r . . I.,i
wising wiln irigniiui raiiuiiT, no i
palate if the mouth or the bones of the nose fa 1! (
in, and the Tietim of this awful d.sease b;coii:e- ;
a borrid thjet ol coiumiiMiratiou, till lealh put- :
a period to bis dreadful suffering, hy sending i
him lo "that Undiscovered Conntrv from lieo--
o trave er returns." 1
il is a melancholy fact that tuousand- HIE
Ticlitii to tbis terrible disease, through fallinif I
the hands ot lguoranf. or uussi nai rive
fcNDKKS, who, by tbe use or that aea.liT roi-
Mercury, Vc, deatroy tbe eonstltut on, and
Ifi.leV of curing, keep the unhappr -uller
lb after month taking their uoxious or In
us compound, and instead of beiug restore 1
rnewal of Life Vigor aad Happiness, in des
-.-ave him with ruined Health to sigh or
urb, therefore. Dr. JohksTO!) pledges liim
preserve the Inviolable ftecrecv, a 11
'ii- extensive -actice and o-rv.iii..iis
.. at Hospitals or Eerotie, and the ffrsl .
iiintry, via: England, France, PhiUde! h.
sew hi re, is enabled t offer th mwt
pecdy and eUcclual remedy in Cue
diseases of imi'rudeiice.
I . NO. I. S. KfcDEiiiCK I li LL 1
RALT1M0KC, M. il.
d side gnii.g from Baltimorettrcrt. a few
ttthecoruer Fall not to oli.-ri .-11 . .
'.tiers received unless po-lpai i m
tamp to be used on tbe n-plj. I'.-i -d
State d aend a in-ii.n
many 1'altry, Designing an 1
advertising themselves -"'laud
ruining the l.ealli
tall iutu their power,
neressary to nay es
ed with his retmta
r Diplomat alwaj-
E PRK .'s -
ntulllriol In 1HIO.
itin: l 5 l IYC
'1- II. It.
M SK.. Mlorncv at l.iw. SLN-
I A. OrtlPf Ml Market ill:lrc,
(.i.tjoiniiiL' !! "llicp of W. I. ;i.'i ti-iiirti. ...)
IVi.'l'i .iim:il l.ii.inpi iti tlii !' adioiniiur coiin
iici iir..mi)t'v :ittcii:icd t'.
1 in li 1, ls75S.-ly.
A IT' !N EY AT K.W
AM HI N I V Mll.K I I..K.
on Fronl StK .-t h. !o Market. S.iiitm?'
llc(1iou nd nil IplmI lu-ino- roti
4 . HUH K.
i . ATTOUNEY A
f LAW. i
j m. a. tinu JL' STICK or im I'EACF
i V. vi Do.. i to Ju lis" Jordan's U.-sl.l,r'
,t hi't- I
! nut sMrret, Minmirv, ra
! '..i;ietions an.
ATTORNEY ' LAXN" A1
trniJisi-MUim: vim y.
T Vof Lewi 1Vme,s will Ih- atten.l.-l
.v and with -lespateh. Can be eon-nit
to ' L;.riih .1.1.1 fo-uiian liiiiL'iine. Odiee
' '."...t'siiuil I :'ii!. Market street, Simhury, Pa.
W. C. PACKER,
Attorney at Law,
X.ivt uiIh i V. ti.
Sit. ItOYKK. .ttorucy an I Counsellor
-it I -w Olliee iu A'ol vert. ni's Law liuiKI-'-.
S-.-o7id si. -el. SlNlfRY, PA. Professional
usiiK. mti-li'le.l to. in he courts of N' ;niu
o.-riaiKl H(l-..iui!. t-.urtie-'. .'so, in
I'imiil am. . ..,.-l I 'inli-t f.ir the estein Dis-f
trie! of Pi'tiiis.'v.inia. Cuims promj'tly collect
ed. Particular Mtcutioii pid to en' hi '.'
rHjttrtj. Cons i ta.i. in can e. had in the
mail liuiuau'i-. April 9,'7.'.
II. It A ST., Attomv at Law, SUN
BIKY, I'A.. f tlici- in Volvi rton's Law
tiui:diiiir, Second 6treit. CoIU-taxis made iu
N'..i liunili. i l,ui. and a ljoiuiu? anilities.
. Uernli Lmsi. Andrew II. 1:11. l.jnk. H. Marr.
MW, 1)111. A MAI K.
ATTOUNEYS AT LAW,
N. xt door to the Prest.vtsrian clniit'i, Mai ki t
. I'rll 9,"T5 Norlh:iinbei !a!..l'o.. Pa
J1MFS II. M-li:VITT,
VtTOP.NEY AT LtW AND
lMTEI STVTKS Co4V1SIONEK. . Mile- w'.t'i
B. Hover, Es.j., iu Wolvsrton's Lw ltm',.f ws.
Sunbury, Pa. April .i.'7."i.
rket Sqnarp, SL'N'Bl'RY.PA. ProfVssiou-
lus'mess in this and adjoluinu counties p'onipt
Rlt. MAKKEU, Attorney at Law, Sl'N-
BURY, PA. Collections attended to in
i he counties of Northumberland', Union. av-!er.
Moatoiir. Columbia and Lycoming. apllO-ii'.'
fVt. ! MARTIN,
Ollice in Dru
AJ Store, Clemen! House Hlocl
Store, I lenienl House HIiM-k, Olliet hours:
from 11a. its., to I p. in., and troni 0 to '.' p. m..
at all other hours, when not Professionally en
ai:ed can lie found al his residence, on Chestnut
Mteet, fcUNBL'KY, PA. Particular atteution
given o surgical casi-s. Will, v i a ' . u -.-.t ' .
il dint's. The will-I at Hie t ii ot 111 Ci!
TT I'OrtN'EY AND COUNSELOR Af LAW.
Office on cast Maikel street, opposite the City
Hold, snntiiirv. I
Prompt -tui cm etui -mention paid lo convey
iiniiiig. JUv 14. 1M5
G. ( A IMVtM. t OEU.Markei Pu. ei,
Dealer in Drugs, Medicines, Paint, oils,
,!ass, Varnishes, Liquors, Tobacco, Cigars,
P.-ckct BHiks. Dairies, Ac.
TILI.IAM K. K.RIM.
JrsTice op tiik ptict.
SIA MOK1N, P-:NN"
Collections and ail other hiisincs entrust
his cas- will r'-eeiTc promi atlenlion.
S iaui. kin, Jan. 21, H'd. ly.
GEORGE M. R EX X
Simpson' Building, Market
prepared to do all kinds of work pertaining
to Dentistry. He keeps constantly on ban
a large assortment of Teeth, and other Den;
material, .from which he will be aba- to se!, i.
and me, sue want of his customers.
All work warranted to givesatisfai-ti.iM. or
lie money refunded.
The very best Mouth Wash and Tooth Pinne.-
ki-pt on hand.
His rcferen-cs are the iiumerous p'r.os tor
vho-.ii he has worked for the last tw'.'e yea!-.
Minbiirv, April til, 172.-
hotels aub llcst:innnts.
:.MEXT HOI SI..
Third "i low
VV Market, Sunburv
KKI.L. Prolirictor. K'...in at and rr lorvaoie.
Tallies supplied with the delicacies -'1 'ie Sea-011
and tin- waiters attentive :-..lti ,!.li-ing.
Siinqury, Jan. Zi, 175.
Lt MTF.I) ST ITEM I HIT F. I. V. F.
KITCHEN, Proprietor. Oppoif the De
pot sHAMOKIN, PA. Ever' attent-.i given to
travellers, and the best accoamol.ilios giv.-u.
A pi il ri.1873. If
MTIUAI. IIOTt:i.. AOU.Tl
Il W ALT), Proprietor, Geoi gel ow Nor: !r
County, Pr., at the atatioi of llie N. J. R. W.
Choice wiue and cigar t the bar.
The table is supplied wu the best lie mark-!
affords, liood tabling aneniiv.
nl'MM I'.IS RKiTU R l
L0UDC M M ELi prleto
Oiiimieree St., tftAMOKIN, 'ENN'A.
Haougjust relitte tne above sUooii lor th---.-.
.iuoomI ion of thi pnblic, is ni pri jared to
rvc jis Wends w " the best releshmi uts, and
fii-h Lager IWr.A'e, Porter, aid all other malt
J. S. 11 111 111 in us.
il.i-.e- Hi.iiiiug, E.i-I M uk.t ir.-el.
IJ V H 1 , i i: N N ' A ,
i, Is ibn v.ry best r.ie, Lile.n l Awl- !
impaiii.-s . ru- liisin. line is bis spei iallv.
,JI-I.I- Ski ll
a Hie Eina of
II ,,Nd ; Koyal.i.f Lieerp -ol ; II un. , of New
A 11 a.' .11, ol t .iiCii.iiil 1,
lie ino-l re-
. AT COfllpMllH- 111 ' I
Jar. M. S7J if.
Ul I.I.I A M RI.ESK
! otf.-is hi- s. rvi -e- as a iicti..i.ei r in Smil.uiy and
Iviciuiiv. Having had m ich .IiH-ii.Lire.lln.se
having s.tl. s 01 vendues will fiud, by employ ing
him. that he wi.l -el' g..ods .11 kihh piiet-s. and
j 1l1.1t his cliaiges an- 1 e.is.tinible
March 10, "76. Cm.
711.1.1 n v ati:r.
House, Sljii and I'reeoe Painter,
Will siteud lo fr .hiu.F. f '"' Frssooeijiir in
..il, of ruii:elis, ijsilssud pnstr b'juw-s, at slinn no
t1(.. Jin. 'ii, JdTI.. liuis.
( OU.. t l.Ol lt. .RI A.Ml PHOS.
' I"'!! E iiii'lersigneil having connected the Coal
1. business with hi extciiiveFLU'Rt GRAIN
trade, is prepared to supply families with the
YERY REST OF COAE.
CHEAP FOR CASH.
gg. Stove and Nut, constantly 011 hand, (irain
ken in exchange lor Coal.
1 am also prepared to supply lo farmers uud
THE N ATIONAL SOLUBLE LONE,
.is Phosphate is of a higher grade than is
I iu this couulry, aud is sold at a reasonable
J. M. CADYALLADER.
ury, S;pt. 10, 175. if.
CO I.! "- M ' OR A NT BROS.,
jjdiprsand Wholesale ami Retail Dealers in
WHITE AND RED ASH COAL, SUNBURT, I'A.
( ir,l,vs will receive firiiiiit iittentiim.
" "aXTHRACITK COAL!
! TT tl.EXTIXK IIKTZ, Wholesale and
i V Retail dealer in everv variety of
i WTflRACITE COAL, rPfEK WHARF,
Al; kind of (irain taken in exchange for ()a!.
' tir.l. rs Milieiled and title promptly. Orders left
at s. F. Neviu'a Confeetionery Sure, ou Third
I tree!, will reeieve. prompt atteution. aud money
j reeeipledl'or, the same as at the olUee.
On hand, and made to order.
Scotch Granite Monuments
Imported to order. Shop on Fourth Ptrce;
near Market, Suntinrv, Pa,
W. M. DAl'tJHERTT, Prp'r.
Sunbury, Jan. 14.
1815. FALL STYLES 1815.
,L the latest styles' and novelties select'J at
he late importers' and jobbers' openings.
BIRDS. WINOS, FANCY FEATHERS, OS
TRICH TIPS AND PLUMES, SILK
HATS AND BONNETS
In Felt and Straw, and all New aud Stylish, at
Mt3S L. SHISSLER'S
Market St., Sunbury.
of Miss KATE BLACK, Market Square, north
Wiil be fov.nd the in.wt conplete, attractire and
cheapest store of
CHOICE DR? OOODS,
consisting if Ladies Dress Good, Woolen Goods
, lor Ladies' from the UsT"l estaVl'.shmeaH iu
LADIES CHIDRK-y " OOLkXSHA H AS.
I adies. Misses' au.'Cl'ildienn' Woolen Ooods,
Si,k Velvets, Kibb'-N Sash Rinbons, Neck Ties.
Kid 0 loves, Kai-y J t"min Hosiery, First
tjualily Zephyrs"' Oermanlawn Wool.
SO TltXS A XD THIM.lflS G S
IN OMEAT TAHICTT.
(ients Necktii-, Hankerchiefs, Ac.
full .ts-,rl1"-"1 01 o-'P a"a reriuincry.
ion is extended to nil to call and see the
selection. .MISS KATE BLACK.
S iii-li-r pro
MERCHANT TAILORING GOODS.
Has just returfrt from the Eastern cities, with an
trirant ecli-cijune of
of lh- finest trench Urands, Trimmings, '4c.
He is nw ready to receive orders for
SPRING AND SUMMER SUITS
of any d.?i red style. The latest style of pat
terns ou hand, and
NEAT FITS GUARANTEED.
j 1 011 will find prices :tt least as reasonable as
H-lsewht re. liive mc a Call.
( HAS. MAIHL,
tVUHTIf .ST., Oppoiit CITY HOTEL,
r-uiib.iry, Apiil ., lS7..-lf.
WATCHES. JbtVELRY A NILYEIC
John IV. Stevenson,
Comer Third and Market Sts, Suublirj, la.
HAS ooniplrtely renovated his Store Room.
. and opened the largest assortment of
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELR SOLID SIL
VER AND PLATED WARE,
ever exhibited in this part if ihe State. Every
thing in tbe Jewelry line is kept In store.
Rings A Chains,
of ev-iy description and ofthe finest quality
Particular attention paid to repairing
VI Mlcliew, Clocks, Jewelry, Ar.
II AIR JEWELRY made to order.
Sunbury, March C. 1S7-I.
John H. Sell. Jons M. Scuosoca
SI. 1. 1. A S IIOXOIR,
Second Street, Womei.soorf, Pa.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC LIQUORS
WINES. BRANDIES, GINS,
Pure OIl ICye tliiky,
' Arpi.c Whiskbt, ConniALs, S:c.
All Liquors sold gaurrauleed as represented.
Older promptly attended to and public pe.
trouagc respectfully solicited.
SELL i 8CHONOUR.
'id St., Womelsdorf, Berks Co., Pa.
Feb. -7. 1S74. ly.
New Millinery S ore,
IIFRSOO.X, orth"U County, Pa.
MRS. KATE MECK repecfjj informs
public th u she has opened a
SEU Mll.I.IFRY STORE,
ou Front street. Hern. Ion, where she h-is jusl
om n. d an entire new stock of Fall and Winter
M illinery Omrls of ihe latest style and patte'n,
FEATHERS, FLOWERS, RIBBON'S,
and all Goods found in a fiiH class Millinerv
Store, w hich are offeicd at rtlremely low prices.
Ladies are especially iuviled lo call and al
ia mine all the new siylts, and ascertain the
I prices. KATE MKCK.
Hnrndon, Oct. lb, 1"7!. mo.
HAAS' EXPECTORANT The Great
Remedy for Coughs, Colds, Consumption, and
all Diseases of the Throat arjd Lungs. Will
Cure, and often when apparently hopeless Oue
bottle may nol complete the work, hut if the
patient continues tbe use of the EXPECTOR
ANT, taking in regularlv, relief will soon be ob
tained, and a Cure made. PRICE 50 CENTS.
Sold by all Druggist.
Yi bat a Pliyslelan Nays.
Gkf.en Bkiar, Pa.
I dispensed your Haas' Expectorant among
my patients, and it has proved more efficscious
than any other tnediciue of its class that I Lave
been using in my medical career.
Truly yours, I. Leo Mikgl. M. D.
Feb. 11, 1876. 8 mos.
SUNBURY. PA.. Fill DAY
task aiib ob pjnling.
THE SUNBURY AMERICAN
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in Xorthurulxirlauil County.
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VISITINO CARDS, ,T
SHOW CARDS, ,
MERCANTILE LETTER HEADS,
CH ECKS A N D DR A FTS,
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partment will he executed with promptness and
at low prices. All are iuvited to call and exa
mine our samples. No trouble to give estimates
and show goods. We shall ebeerfslly do this
to all, who call for that purpose, without ckarge.
i-tT"Orders for Subscription Advertising or
Job Printing, '.hankfallj received.
EM'L WILVERT, Proprietor,
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Ii EST AD VERISISG ilh DJUM
In the Central part of ths State,
In one of the Moit Thrifty, Intelligent and
SECTIONS OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Sample copy of paper Mat to any a4dr tree
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-MORNING. MARCH 24. 1876.
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MoAUlight on the (trove.
It shineth on the quiet graTc
Where weary ones have gone ;
It watches with angelic gaze,
Where the dead are left alone ;
. And not a sound of bnsy life
To tbe still grave yard conies,
But peacefully the sleepers lie,
Down in their silent homes.
All silently and solemnly
II tlirowetu shadows round,
And every jrr.iTebtone hath a trace
In darsncss on the ground.
It lookc-th ou the tiny (crave,
Where a little child is laid,
And lightcth up the noble pile,
That haman pride hath nlatlo.
It fa'. kl h with unaltered ray,
On the simple and the stern ;
And showclh with a solemn lie,ht
T ie sorrow we mutt learn.
It tcllelh or divided lives,
On which its. beams hath shone ;
It whlspereth of heavy hearts.
That brokenly live on.
It gleameth where devoted one .
Are sleeping side by side,
It falleth where the maiduu reists,
Who in her beauty died.
There is uo iirave ou all the earth,
That nionullghl hath not seen j
' It ga7.es cold and passionless,
Where agony hath been.
Yet, it is well ! that changeless ray.
A deeper thought would show
When hutuau love pours forth the tide
Of unavailing woe.
Il reaches its uo shade-of grief
Cau touch the stary sky,
That all our sorrows lieth here.
The glory is ou high.
THE .MYSTERY AT TIIE FARM.
One morning Uncle Yeruon said to his
nephew Geoffrey : 'You havo been tudy
ing too hard my boy. You must go into
the country for a few week and recupe
rate.' A few day after this Uncle Vernon re
ceived a letter la a cramped and stagger
in hand, from Abraham Kuol's, saying
that he would receive the hoy at his house
aud take good care of him.
Soon after Geoffrey was on his way up
the Hudson, landed at a lono wharf, flank
ed by a wooden building, a village on the
hill beyond, a group of idlers iu muddy
boots, watching the steamboat disgorge
her cargo. In the foreground stood an old
man carrying a whip, and peering about
with keen eyes beneath bushy brows.
Geoffrey Vernon heard ibis remark :
So you've took to summer boarders,
hey ?' from a clerk.
'Why, yes ; my old woman thiuks she
would like to try 'em a sjhsII,' replied the
old man, rubbing his horny palms to
gether. Then Geoffrey kuew by intuition that he
was no other than Mr. Abraham Knolls,
?ud a vague sense of homesickness stole
They were soon ou their way to the
Wia house, and the village and lake were
left far bchinj. The way became more
lonely and wild ; they La crosed a bridge
and the bomes paused as if from Intuit, at
a spring brimming into a trough. A mau
emerged from a thicket, looking down the
valley, aud then whistled a wculiar clear
note. Theu he approached the wagon.
The horses pricked their ears ; the yellow
dog slunk beneath the vehicle apprehen
sively. Mr Knolls was evidently discon
certed by tbis addition to the party.
You back, Matthew ? I suppose there
aiu't no use in asking where you've been
'Wanderiug up and down the earth,'
was the growliug response.
'This is my only son, Mr. Matthew
Knolls,' continued the old man, turning lo
The latter stared at the intruder, and
decided that tha son was a rough, surly
person, with the bushiest . beard and fu ti
niest hair he ever been, nor was bis ap
pearance improved by a cast in one eye.
This scrutiny seemed displeasing to the
object, who, scowling at Geoffrey, inquir
'What arc you doin' with him. '
'A young gentlemen from New York,
Matthew. Your mother wauls to take
summer boarders. The winter's been un
commonly bard ou us here,' said the old
mas. in a wheedling, depreciating tone.
Through the gleaming the- farmhouse
lights appeared, shedding a dim ray among
the black trees. A 111 a iron stood in the
door, a large, woman with a querulous
smile, and behind her a sleuder girl, pale
as a lilly, with golden hair, blue eyes
that dilated as her brother, Matthew emer
ged to view, and a small, obstinate mouth.
Home sickness pursued Geoffrey from the
close sitting room, when supper was
spread, to the parlor, a stiff and angular
apartmeut smelling of varnish uud dried
leaves. In the chamber above the parlor,
which was assigned him, low, plaiu, and
clean, our traveler gazed dismally at the
lamp on the table, and then out of the
window on the almost palpable darkness
of night, where the stilluess was reudered
only the more lonely by the hooting of an
owl or the thrilling uotc of some iusect.
I am afraid it will prove an awful bore,'
iliquized Geoffrey, with a yawn. The
door had a lock but no key. He extin
guished the lamp, and sank the iuto the
depths of a feather bed, which almost suf
fix at-d him by its luzuriousuess. Sleep
succeeded deep . and dreamless. He
awoke with a start, his heart throbbing
wildly. Hark! Was it the very . silence,
an oppressive influence, which bad awa
kened him ? He lay still and listened.
Tbe limiting of an owl was again audible ,
the curtain of the window flapped in the
breeze. That was a!!. No; some object
was moving slowly in the small room.
For the first time iu his life, (ear, in a
mysterious form smote him, and the excla
mation framed by his lips died away unut
tered. The shape approached, bent over
and touched him. Geoffrey held his breath.
Was il ghost or robber ? Like a gleam of
light the remembrance of Mr. Matthew
Knoll and the yellow dog slinking under
the wagon came to his mind. The shape
moved away again softly, and it seemed to
Geoffrey that, the door was locked from the
outside. 'Yes, he was a prisoner'. After
that tbe? silent house became permeated
with sound ; a muffled reverberation, like
the swinging of a massive portal, shook tbe
Sunshine chased away every sinister
shadow. In the sparkling, dewy freshness
of tbe morning the farmhouse was a com
monplace dwelling enough, surrounded by
green meadows, dilapidated barns, cack
ling fowls, and browsing cattle. Even the
morning brightness could not conceal
traces of poverty, however in the running
to waste of impoverished land. Geoffry's
door opened readily. He lauphed at his
fears, and when Mrs. Knolls inquired how
he had slept, made careless response.
He was ashamed of bis cowardice. The
girl Milley served him at table, while her
mother talked aimlessly, in a rambling
fashion, of the fresh butter, weather aud
scenery. Milly's face, of pearly whiteness
wore a repressed expression, and there
were shadjws beneath tha eyes. A cu
rious girl, Oeoffry reasoned, zoing about
Jide au old woman, or a machine wound
up by stern duty to a task.
Lilac bushes shielded au open cellar
door outside. Geoffry, smoking a cigar
ette plucked a spray, dropped it, and ran
down the steps to recover the rlowe rs. Mr.
Matthew Knolls was dragging a bag across
the cellar floor. Milly touched Geoffry ou
'Would you like to go over the farm?"
Geoffry retained two vivid impressions
of that day. The girl Milly, in a straw
ha bound about with grasses, resembled
Opi clia ; yellow hair escaped in tresses on
her neck, and the blue eyes wore a startled
and troubled expression. She walked
along quietly, petting the cattle, and fol
lowed by tbe chickens. When they reach
ed the brook a crimson flush swept over
her face as a cheerful voice said :
The speaker, a handsome young man, ia
a red shirt, with a scythe over his shoul
der, had so much the aspect of an eager
lover that Geoffry moved up the hill slow
ly. He was surprised to see Milly place
her hands over her ears, as if refusing lo
listen and run after him. Geoffry observed
her closely. Milly's inherent honesty and
goodness were legibly written on the trans
parent fairness of her face.
'Your brother is cot a farmer ; his hands
are too while. White is he ?' demanded
'lie is mother's only sou,' she replied
'Look here ; I don't believe in ghosts,
you know, but somebody came into my
room last night, and then locked the door
Milly plucked the daisies a moment in
silence. 'Go away,' she said, suddenly.
'We did not expect bits back when we ad
vertised. This was the first impression. The sec
ond was even more startling. Geoffry
spent the afternoou following the brook
above the house with a fishing rod. Watch
ing tin sunshine glance through the quiv
ering leaves overhead, and the brown wa
ter whirl about the rocks, where tiny
plauts dipped their blossoms in the spray,
Geoffry wandered on until be discovered a
man on the opposite bank. The man,
wearing a velveteen coat, sat with his back
to the observer, reading a newspaper.
Geoffry. was about to hail him, when the
stranger laid aside the newspaper, and
consulted a chronometer of red gold, with
an aeure shield on the cover. Geoffry be
held his grandfather's watch ! He was s
entirely overcome by this discovery that
bis wits forsook Vuu. The watch stolen,
forever lost down on the sea-boaid, worn
boldly up here ? Tbe man had moved
away. Geoffry crossed the brook jusl. in
time to see him enter the farmhouse. What
was to be done ? He spent an hour, flush
ed, excited and bewildered, recalling every
possible aid of similar experience. Should
be boldly claim the article ? Wno would
take his part if be did ? Milly and her
mother were easily cowed by tbe son.
This son was evidently a bad man, possi
bly in league with robbers. Geoffry re
turned to the farm. The fowls were going
to roost ; twe cows were being milked.
It must be a nightmare. -
He went to bis room and threw himself
on the lied. He could not face these peo
ple until be had decided what to do. He
declined supper on the score of headache.
Mrs. Knolls made him sip tea, and left
him for the night. At eleven o'clock be
rose, imbued with a sense of daugerous ad
venture. Ha would recover the watch
and go away. Cautiously he made a bar
ricade before the door of the table and two
chairs, then taking his hat and pocket
pocket book, opeuad the window aud slid
to the ground. Milly was speaking iu the
'I shall not desert mother, and I will
never marry John Townly. He's an Tion
est man, and we are not fit for him.'
'It's hard to be so poor,' interposed the,
voice of Abrham Knolls. 'Matthew's
choose his own ways, Milly.
'If the city chap's abed, its safe to turn
the key oil him,' growlad Matthew.
The yellow dog sniffed at "Geoflry, who
patted the animal reassuringly. "At tbe
same momeut a figure approached, raised
the cellar door, and descended the steps.
Geoffry followed recklessly, feeling sure
that this was the man in the velveteen
coat. The cellar was moldy aud dark ;
the man groped among the barrels, and
struck a match ae he reached the door at
the ead. Curiosity held Geoffry sped
bound. The rays of a lantern fell ou the
inuer cellar, where silks, laces, aud furs
were heaped in confusion. The seile of
the great watch dangled from rhe mis
creant's pocket. Geoffry's eyes Hashed.
The lad sprang forward, dashed aside the
latilern. and wreuched away the watch.
1'ure temper lent him requisite courage for
the bold deed. As he rushed up the
steps again r shrill whistle souuded in the
ceffar, followed bv a responsive movement
in the house.
He ran along the road, climbed the first
hill, aad paused to lood. A light was visi
ble, tilting from window to window ; a
faint, sound indicated tbe crash of forcing
his bedroom door, then the lamp was sta
tionery in his window. Heavens ! if be
were there facing Matthew Knoll and his
confederate alter after learning their se
cret ! A second lantern twinkled in the
barn ; somebody was saddling a horse for
pursuit. Geoffry fled, all the nights of ro
mance of whom be had read, trooping
about bim. He was alone iu the night.
If once Matthew Knolls overtook bim. Un
cle Geoffry would never know. A sob rose
in his throat; he was in the clutch of bru
tal men afraid of bis revelations. The
sound of horse-hoofs struck sharply on his
ear ; he glanced wistfully toward the
nearest house. Should be rouse the in
mates ? Instead be ran 00, biding in a
i flew Merle, Vol. 7, .o.4.
i Old Seriea, Vol. 36. So. 49
thicket as tbe horseman galloped up and
a doctor's gig passed. i. ;
'1 am looking for a lad scut to us,' said
Matthew. 'He's flighty somcdmeo, anil
his friends want it kept quiet. If you ee
him. nick bim tin ilootor '
'Dear me !' said tbe doctor, and drove
away. ', '
Geoffry's heart slooil flill. The rider
went on slowly and cautiously, thus check
ing advance. Would Matthew Knolls ride
between him and the lake until daylight,
when he could be recognized ? If be was
pronounced crazy in advanced,' the other
would surely claim liim. Seven miles be
comes a pilgrimage when one is ou foot
and tracked by a mounted mau. Geoffry
knew that he must make the distauce be
fore dawn, lie became au eiasive ptirsuej,
walking on when the horse's steps' werr'
distant, and pet this measure required f
great alertness, for the rider paused to lis
ten, and occniionly dismounted lo examine
Oh, the darkness, the frightful loneli
ness, the danger lurking every where ! A
misstep might hurl him into the rave be
low ; a fall reueal bis proximity to the ene
my. Once Matthew wheeled about sud
denly, and waded his house hous-.; in the
rivulet to drink. Geoffry clung to the
plank of the bridge, thus outflanked, with
in reach of i. s whip.
Dawn, cold, pale, yet deepening, with
the village aud lake close at Land. A tav
ern on the edge of the wood lured the ri
der ; the keeper, just theu, accosted him.
Five minutes for liquor, Mr. Matthew
Kuolls," while a lad ran down the hill
waving bis hat lr the steamboat already
in motion, and sprang on board with the
Uncle Geoffry, sipping his coffee, was
astonished by the advent of his nephew,
who produced the watch.
'I found it !' Then followed excited
The two Veruons, accompanied by a
detective, returned to the Kuolls farm
house. 'There is a cool thief with a casl iu
one eye, who comes from these parts,'
said the ofiicer. 'He's a mendic.tnt sailor,
a burglar, and pickpocket in town. 1
didn't know be smuggled and robbed on
the border, though.'
'That is Mr. Matthew Knolls, and he
must wear false whiskers,' said Geoffry.
At the farm all was peace The cel
lars contained cider and vegetables ; the
son bad vanished ; the old people were
nervous and defected. Milly had gone to
her Hunt's until the wedding. Yes, she
was to marry Johu Townly afLerall.
'You must have been dreaming,' said
Geoffry the younger held up the watch
in dignified protest. 'I did not dream
this buck sir.'
'Well you have earned it.'
In after years when illness attacked a
sensitive organization it came to Geoffry
Vernon in the delirium of fear, when
Matthew Knolls, desperado, was pursuing
him through '.ho awful darkness, witn
solemn hi II -"above and the rush of waters
far below, and sometimes, across tbis
darkness, gleamed a girl's face, like Ophe
lia's, yellow hair drooping on neck, aud
blue eyes forever terror-haunted.
One Huudred Y'ears Ago.
One hundred years ago, wedding tours
were not fashionable.
One hundred years ago, the gin best
kuown was not the cotton gin.
One hundred years ago, there were no
Confederate Generals in Congress.
One hundred years ago, men did not die
with Preside-itial maggots in the brain.
One hundred years ago, farmers did not
cut their legs with mowing machines.
One hundred years ago, our mothers did
uot worry oyer disordered sewing machines
One hundred years ago, horses which
could trot a mile in 2.14 weie somewhat
One hundred years ago, their were no
disputes about the impoliteness of street
Oue hundred years ago, people did not
enjoy the inestimable pleasure of growling
about gas bills.
One hundred years no, lime and tide
waited fur nobody, and uow no body waits
for the time and tide.
One huudred years ago, "crooked whis
key was not known. Our forefathers took
One hundred years ago, every young
man was not an applicant for a position as
clerk or book-keeper.
Oae hundred years ago, false teeth were
not considered vi-ry much preferable to the
One hundred years ago, nniversity boat
clubs were not entered at pool sales like
fighting cocks iu a pit.
One butKlred years ago, kciosene lamps
did not explode and assift wotin-u to shuf
fle off their mortal coil.
Oue hundred years ago, men did not
co.nniit suicide by going up in a balloon
and coming down with out it.
One hundred years ago, there wero no
Turkish harems at Salt Lake, and no Ann
Elizas suiug for a nineteenth part of a di
vorce. One huudred years ago, E;:gLiiid was
Bot very far behind the United States in all
that goes to make a nation powerful and
One hundred years ago, a youug woman f
did uot lot-1 caste by wetting her bauds in i
dishwater or rubbing Ihe skin off her knuck
les on a washboard.
One hundred years ago, wounded pa
triots were not driven from the public soup
bouses to make room tor men who took a?
arms against the Nation's life.
One huudred years ago, there was no
Boss Tweed lo steal the fumds of New York
city with one hand and hold the reins of
the Democratic party with the other.
One hundred yeais ago, ihe physiciau
who could not draw every form of disease
from the system by tapping a large vein in
the arm, was uot much of a doctor.
One liund:ed ycar3 ago, our fathers did
uot light their pipes with matches but car
ried fire in their pockets in the shape of a
piece of punk, a piece of steel, and a flint.
One hundred years ago, the producer
carried his surplus products to market on
his horse, the products being placed in one
end of the bag and the jug in the other
One buadred years ago, the tight of the
schoolmaster to "whip" was not questioned
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a det'per and more lasting U ipressiou was
ofteu made than with the backboard.
One hundred years ago, here were no
real black negroea in Congress none dark
er than the New Orleans Democratic t'on-
! gresamen wero admitted to- Abe first cias..
One hundred years ago, Lj':t. officer
or other citizen eouM not s
make the act respectablo -prominent
position in tho
One hundred years agoy -"n of
the weather, on the first bf January, was
not telegraphed all over 'the continent on
the eveningof Decern b-r 31st. Thing havo
One hundred years ago, people did not
woiry about rapid Iransit and che.ip trans
portation, but threw their grain aen3 tii
back of their horses -and. .uncomplainingly
.vwent to mill."
H'iry the Public Penetratz:
Women seem to Libor under a- strange
delusion with regard t' the effect of outside
show upon public sentiment and social po
sition. The daughter of a poor family ap
pears to think that if nhc can wear a showy
and stylish costume she excites ndmisation
and achieves a place ia '"society.' To ac
complish this, she will 'compass sea nad
land.' Yet she fails in her object moat dis
astrously, as she would soon bo convinced
could she hear the remarks of observors.
'Where dots that girl get her finery?
ner parents are poor,' says Mamma Mil
lions, with a supercilious stare. 'That
young lady will not do for a wife for my
sou,' says the prudent papa ; 'she is so ax
pensive in her tasts that she will keep him
poor all his life.' " Many a pretty and at
tractive gin has thus unconsciously lost a
The same hallucination prevails in fami
lies. Urged on by his wife, a man to whom
the most careful economy i3 necessary t
enable him to support his family, and ac
cumlate something for future needs, hires
a fine house, furnishes it expensively, pays
servants and perhaps sets up a carriage,
with the idea that he cau compete in social
importance with the rich man, beside whom
he lives. Infatuated mortal ! there is not
a man with whom h? exchanges saluta
tions, or a woman who calls upon his wife
but shrewdly fathoms the depth of his purse
and says, contemptuously, 'Haw can they
keep up such a display upon such limited
means ?' Thus, the object for which the
expense is incurred utterly tails, and the
cud, alas ! is ruin.
Now for the remedy. It must lie in in
tegrity and independence of character.
That was a striking remark ataibuted to
Gen. Sherman, that he left" Washington
because be could not I'.vo as others of his
social petition lived, without exceeding his
income, and hrs would not ruin himself
with debt. Had not Gen. Sherman inde
pendence enough t- live as suited his
means, whether irt Washington or any
where else? Has not the General of the
Army, who never quailed in batlte, cour
age to face a social fijlly, and give the pres
tige -of bis examplo-in effecting -a. ranch
needed reform ? To the very rich, liberali
ty in expenditure i becoming and right ;
let it be confned to them.
We have remarked ot late the introduc
tion into the market uader high-sounding
names, of various strong potash combina
tions intended for laundry and cleauiiug
purposes. One of tbe preparations, which
appears to contain more caustic potash
than any other ingredient, lately caused
tbe death of a child who accidentally ate a
little of it ; and we have found the same
stuff strong enough to remove eld bard
paint from wood-work when merely wetted
by tho same and allowed to rest therpcn
for perhaps an hour or two. We advise
onr readers to let such preparations severe
ly alone ; they are ruinous to clothes, and,
except to cleanse kitchen floors or other
reuse-soaked places, should not be used.
Eyen tbe ordinary low grade soaps arc
heavily charged with soda and impurities,
which, the manufacturers say, they are
oblidgcd to use iu order to hold their own
with frandaleut dealers who adulterate
still more heavily ; and thesa soaps are also
highly destructive to fubricks. It is much
better economy to purchase a good quality
even a superior quahty. of white soap for
household purposes ; for the extra cost of
the soap will, in the end, be more thin
saved in the lessened wear of clothes, of
oil cloths and of paint. It is hardly ce
cessary to add that strong alkali soaps
should never be used on the skin, as their
effect is corrosive and harmful. Tha object
of using soap for the toi'rt is simply to
overcome; the natural oil which exudes
fram the body, aud render it possible for
the water to combine therewith ; and very
little of the mildest s-'itp is ample for this
purpose. -- Scitnt'fii A merienn.
Iteer in Olden Tiniest.
Ale and beer were first made without
hops, which wcte unknown in England
till about 1321. An old writer says :
"Hops, reforasation, bay and beer
Came into EngUml all in one year."
According to an ancient Saxon dialogue
wine was with the people the drink of the
'elders and the wise,' while the common
peoplo drank 'alo if they had it,, water i f
they had it not.' The brewer of bad alo
in tho earliest Auglo-Saxon times wascou
liced to tbe duckina -stool or mulcted for
his neglect. In the thirteenth century the
price of beer was regulated according to
1 that of corn and wine. In the sixteenth
century beer was very cheap. No les-s
than twenty-three thousand gallona were
j drunk at a single entcrtainaient given to
Queen Elizabeth at Kenil worth. Ihe
monasteries in early times brewed the best
ale ; evuu tbe halls of science were not less
celebrated for their beer than their learn
ing. Thus.tbe brewery became a requi
site. . ;
A BiTTBit Winter in Europe. The
winter of 1873-76, which in tbis neighbor
hood has been a very mild one, has beeu
unusually severe in Europe. Some cloys
ago Professor Palmieri, who is . watching
the phenomena of the eruption, was dazed
with tho sight of snow on Vesuvius. The
Gulf of Finland has been trozen over for
the first time in many years, and heavily
laden sleds cross it trous Heval to Ilelsing
fors. The wiuter road across the frozen
Neva Lay from St. Petersburg to Cronstadt
is ejieued to traffic. In Tula, a manufac
turing town south of Moscow, on tbe nigbt
of December '23-29, twelve persons, one of
tbcrrj a sentinel, froze to death in the streets
In the districts of Nova Pawlowski and
Stars-Oskoi and in the Don territory the
number of peasants who lost' their live?
from tbe severe cold in tbe month of D
cember is estimated at 100. Ofthe frozen
limbs, no reroning.is made.