The Somerset herald. (Somerset, Pa.) 1870-1936, August 28, 1872, Image 1

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The Somerset Herald
M.irniug at $2 00
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kr. will I Uble Postoffloc to an
t,srrlbers rrtnlW Mth( former as
v as the prrent office-
Somerset Printing Company,
Business Manager.
Riminess Card
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1 Law. "nrh 5", to 1.1" care Somerset
, ouIh". omoe io the Jail
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DH. H. " ait". .l S.,n.c"Jti.J vt. ii.
""Kt door west of the Hr-
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11. V.f1rtli I. a
i-' M ' " fr.Vi ..I law In Somerset and
I f-uuieo i- ,m. , lhe Ketvr.ler f oth.-e.
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flS';''", . '.mc in residence of
I AW. rV'U:irH "
t J. Colt'.
? aTkvtinlhay. attorney tw
F Crueller in iltte. Somerset, Pa., will
I Tt" all business entrusted to lii care with
,,!nVnd ndelity. u,LUly-.
ti""t ft. M. U KR. ATTORNEYS AT
A I IK S.mrret,la..willpra.;liin."i
a. iidnlnrcounti. All LusineM ep
I ,M them -ill 1 promptly attended to.
, uiaterlal,
lii!.rti.J. All operatt.wK war-
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juue 4.
"1 u v it Tm. attorney atlaw. som- i
Tt Pa -U1 rrou'ptly alU-D.t to all busing
, f ,.moe in hih n-Liem, on Main rtre-U
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blipand fidelity.
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Vri I lty andPenl.. AKent S-et,
omoe in the Court Honw. Jan. 11-U.
I,tht ii nf intention to keep
i to fle whwi. he h.M-" willirive MtiJtaction to j
, rm iy tav.. him with tbrJ. inI j
attorney at law.
' r . .. i -iii ..i.. kriit(rf attfnti.A. to eutrurted to l.if care ... w-:. -
r nUK'rM..l. fv. i-.'i-
. iniiiif .N.uut.ef
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r tlie residenoe of Ed. Scull.
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. Pa. Will ,'ive pr
I V"'!-t to hip care, t
aictanand Dentist. llerlilL,
pronit attention to all caws
otinw one liwi:!t of the
ft dlier He.
same a occupied heretofore by
1 ft 1". I'.Musm.
n. a.
MILLKU, aftT twelve
arrive tiractice In ShanknUle. ha
i ft wrnionnitlv .ite.i at S..iuemt f.- the l.rac
I a.ii uiclicliie." and tenders hi pnfei"ionHl ner
t J. t" the eitiien? of Somerset and vieliiity.
4 1m, in the tin riuaji formerly occupied hy '. A.
I .ineL wlicre he can be consulted at all time',
pr.ii.i.mallv cniraaed.
t-Nitht calls promptly anjwcred.
4- r. 12, 'Tl-ly.
A . at I.sw. SnerM t. Pa. Pmteai'l.mal liuri
t ft- rifiiei-ttully aolk-ited and puiK-tually attend-
J. KottSEH.
Sneret. Penna.
Poking gusses,
irine Mantle and Pier Looklnir OU-iw and
Pietnrc Frame a Sieclallty
' jrp ni.w preire. to do all kinds of plantnic and
Miiiitaa-turint; ol liuildihK materials.
licrt. anyihlne (tcnemlly nscd in house build
All kinds of w..rk done to order.
rler pr.iEiifly tilled.
ulv -Jb 71 tHKII) ft. JOXES.
I' wm prepared to manufacture all kinds of
He will also promptly attend to
' -me but the BEST MATERIAL will be used.
work done In the latest and most approved
;. at the
.roerspt. March 8th.
FairWs Stauiarl
K all kinds, lie careful to buy
iclv the stonuine.
Hcalcs repaired promptly.
--rAlau. liairraire liarrows. Ware-
fcue Trueks. Improvel M.mev drawers, ftc
: FAlKr.ANK'S MORSE ft. Ot..
EMar 27 10S Seeund Avenue. Plltsliunr.
... Ii, '71-ein.
(( tppnsite St. Charles Hotel.) Strcft, Pittsburgh", Pa.,
puborlers f Qucfnvarr- and Mauufkc-
turn- of diasiiware.
11 lie UTKleoIimMl I,!iMHt tn manufacture all
nt.ailllv m lnd asunrjvnf AiditiAr and tirsM
ules. iruK cans and all kinds of
IIoim rum lull ine; Good
fuaiiy Kept m his line. Shop one door west of 1
w- i F SUHV. M skin satraaaM r. imaraal sVaa
j (OLE, R110CKS k CO.,
.roduce Commission Merchants,
iZrv" tvwimlsflon, not Speeula-
P'eMoJ.M. HMcrt-. .
MZ 51 "' J,11l"'0.,MeyersMilla.
7'.k Analt. Berlin.
'T"-; 1". Pre-ldent U wtem Na-
ta. Tl Baltimore.
PHK NKW vi ni-ii ,,, t
The aw Fl,i Mm . .. w iuc me Of tne
kieu' and th of Someraet is .
"'. and uTw.rin.i1 J"? " tb '" improve
liKLtn,.!. '"frted b.dothe best kind ofwurk.
Jat, t "lo. paid f- all klnd.irTrS11
M 0U.IXS. HLXTIST N.inerwt,
D 1 . tm In the tnt lrt of jail. !' ".
V h, r-lu at all tm. I I"1 l'rrrel to do
'S'oTwork" Vuehaa fililK.
, wra. loeln (t all kinda. and of
1 00
John F. Blymyer
Han rcH.ncd his More a
Few Doors Above the Old Stand,
And oners to hi customer and friends a full line
! P"uJ l ,ne vcr lowest .rices,
Hardware of Every Description,
1I OX,
M'mmIoii lVjire of All Kindts
And everything bel.aiin to the I.irop trade.
A lare rt.ick of
Table JiiiIvcm ami I'orliK,
PORt'LLAIX L1XEH K ETTI. ES, ftf., fcc.,
T' other with many article; too numers to men.
ti in an advrrtisuiuent. He 1 determine! to
aril at the very lowest prices. Ulve him a call,
juue 12-7.
For Business Men.
"The Reserro Fund Policy.1
Secures Spot-Ul Protection to
Every Policy Holder.
For example: Suppose you are thirty flee years
of aire and take a "Reserve Fund Policy'' at or
dinary lite rates.
one aunual payment will insure yoa S year? and
3 rtavs.
Two annual payment will Insure you 4 yean
and 12 days.
Three annual yments will Insure you 6 years
and 27 days.
Five annual payments will Insure you 10 years
and M day.
Six annual payments will insure you 12 year
and 11 days.
This Protection AppHestoanyAge,
And Is exprewly stated In every Policy.
This is to certify that my late husband. Daniel
B. TuomnMi. was lnsureii In the Berkshire Life
Insurance Comjiany, Plttsncld, Mass., lortl.bUO,
llMwtnhMtwh 1UTO nivmliim riMvmlilM miarlerlv
That two pavment. were made up to June ltttb,
1X71. that he died lletoher 13th, four mouths after
he failed to make his payment.
The usual proofs of death were forwarded to the
Oonipanv. and the full amount of the policy, less
tne two quarterly payments aue ai me time oi n.s
aeat n. was pam to me ny iiieirifenerai Apeni ir
Phluuleh.hla. W. H. Ormves. at their offloe, t. W.
death, was paid to me by their Oeneral Agent In
1 corner Chestnut and Eleventh Streets.
I W. H. Oreene, late of New York, Insured a few
years since in the Berkshire Life Insurance Com-
pany Ior03.ao0; but owing to mi-fortune in busi
ness was unable to snake any ymerit to the
! Company during one year and five UKntlts prsnr to
m. urccaae. i nave uus aay paia (aliueixew
x "eh orace ut the Viiauy, !I71 Broadway, corner
of I hamcers street), three thousand two hundred
and ninrty-tilne dollars, this being the full amount
due to his widow, after deducting the overdue pay
ments and Interest,
New ork, March 11th, '7u. bu)ierintendent
Rend the Following i,t or
ClaimH Paid.
James Juice.' New York City, U,0M, payment
overdue 4 months.
F. H. (). Hampe, New York City, (1,000, pay.
Dent overdue 4 months and ft davs.
Mrs. (K B. Hart, Chicago, ill, AS.OOO, payment
overdue 7 months and la days.
H. F. Moore. liuatnn. M ass.. 42.000. payment
orerdu. ft months and 14 days.
James H. Adair, New MavrrOle, IndM (2,000,
pa vment orerdue i months and 7 .lays.
Bernard O'Orady, Itetrott, Mich, (S.000, pay
ment overdue 2 yeap, 10 m.mths and 11 days.
Jones 1. Ubru.k. Fitchburg, Mass.. 01.000,
payment overdue I years, i month and X days.
June r':X twmerset. Pa,
The Improved
New Draw Feed,
There are some points In a Sewing M achine that
ladles desiring to purchase, should take intoeun
stderatiuu, namely:
Llghtaesis of running.
Ease of Management.
Capacity to do the Work Required,
Freedom from Noise, and
NuB-LiabUity to get out of Order.
We claim that the IMPROVED FJA1PTIC
nuasesae.aU the, point, and that Hh.
Now Maniifactiired.
And w solicit aa ciaalaatton of H. A rants waat
ed In every county, to whom we will give Ih. snost
liberal terms.
EATON BROSM 19 FRh A.Te.,P1tUbnrB;h, Fa. I
My Brother's Keeper,
Fireside Journal.
Now is the Time to Subscribe!
We are preiwred to g;lve to everv yearly subscri
"KvTir.Y groins'"
These pictures are each 12xe4 Inches, upright
OENU1XE CHROMOS. not cheap (,! lliho
liusnted toour order, and will hear critical exam
ination. Thev can n4 be bought slnvlv at the pic
tore dealer's for loss than FIVE IM iLLARSeach.
The pictures are mates. They will be sent post
free to such as forward ns fts 00 for one year's sub
acriilou, or either will be sent lor six months' sub
scription. 1 60. Six m.mths subscribers will please
Indicate their choice of ircmtums. In order that we
may know which to forward.
To such as prefer it, we a ill Rive. Instead of the
A Beautiful Steel Engraving,
"The Wreath of Immortelles."
This splendid picture, which represents two little
rlrls tx-eiiarinir to decorate their father's grave, is
M Inches. If is pronounced one of the finest en
aravlnKS in the country a picture such as would
grace any drawinii-room in the land. It can not be
bought lu tiie stores for less than f2 0 r copy.
Cash Premiums to
Wo r rlTlair tb lavrreat CASH lr
ailaias rver.nrrrd 1st bo rauafry.
Send stamp for Information.
a-Sinirle entries can be had or Newsdealers
throughout the l ulled States. Hack numbers sup
plied M-Sample Copies mailed to anr address on re-
eei of si mi,. Address,
1. I.OWRY t Co.
Lock Box -IM, PITTSBl'KUH, PA.
Offlee: Xoll Smtthncld St.. (Frakkmk Block
opposite New City Hall,) Third Story.
The Pittsburgh Book &
News Company.
aug 7, T2-lm.
England & Bindley.
263 Liberty St., PITTSBURGH, Pa.
A full and complete Stock of Axes, Shovels,
. Hoes, Scythes, Snaths, Saws, Locks, Hin
ges, Nails, and
Blacksmiths' & Carpenters' Tools,
Agents fir
Quality of Files UNSURPASSED.
This Urmriy has been in use over firmly years,
and has cured thousands of ease considered incu
rable by the profession. It baa not failed in a tin
gle case to give relief if not entirely cure.
It Is particularly recommended In tlie following
in any derangement of the Blood. In all diseases
lierullar to females it is a sure and Aoocrrioa Itria.
In short, It beinr a Krmrdw act hi v thmnah lu
rirrafottea of Ikt Blood on all the imnoruuit or
gans and emunctories of the body. It will cure al
most any curable disease.
Forsaleby MEYERS A ANA WALT. Berlin,
i .(Mi ny aeaiers in I amiiy Medicines every,
where. July 4 71
Grain Separator,
And Improved
Triple GeareJ HOUSE POUB.
..Atf "me like the preaent, when labor Is scare.,
It is Important that farmer, wh. are mtcreated
should give attention to any improvement that will
tend to their relief. In the (telsrr Separator the
farmer will not only find a friendly labor-saving
machine, but a
Great Economizer.
A eaa be substantiated by thousands who now
have them In succraslul operation.
Asa THRESHER, It Is equal to the best:
Asa CLEAN EU. ILlasuueriurtoauY other ma.
It is the only machine that can. try owe nrx ra
tio, thoroughly thresh and clean grain fit for mar
ket KEIM ft. HAY, FJkllck, Somerset Co., Pa, are
the ioU aaeais, and Sam'l Boger i a of.
For preparing young men foreollege and for the ed
ucation of teacher, will commence It next term
TTFJiDAY, Sept. 17th. No pains wUl be st red to
render both departmenta. COaasieal and Normal,
worthy of nubile petranag. Those purposing to
attend, and estweialiv thoaa dMlrinw hiMftnw ai
.iub rate., ar. requestod to rtva usaarlrnatiaaTFor
further Information apply to
Kir. war. Ewwo. or
aojUlm Hey. W. r. BROWN.
Well: Farmer Smith has lost his wheat, lib ulicds
and mammoth bam ;
His little boy, with one small match, burnt up the
whole concern.
I tell you, wife, ho' 11 feel it sore ; a man on money
Can't stand up under such a load, when not insur
ed a cent.
I don't know aa T pity him: I call It a great siu
To hoard the harvest of three years In spacious
barn and bin;
I can't feel pity lor a man who double locks his door,
And stops his ears to all the cries that come up
from the poor.
I like to see economy; I like to see men save.
And lay up somethtnic f"T their klu, when they are
in the grave ;
But you and I know very well, from what we both
hare seen, '
There Is a line which, when 'tis eross'd a man gets
: to be mean.
When wheat was sixteen shillings a price that
paid us well
Smith said, "I'll wait for twenty, I vow, before I'll
Then, when it reached the flirure, hesaid fo nicono
"I guess I'll hold it longer,-, 'twill be three dollar
He held it, and be ran in debt for things to wear
and oat;
When merchants dunned hlio. bo would say, "wait
till I sell my wheat;"
Soon 'that old tune pot fiddled out. and men
to sue.
And lie began to borrow to pay accounts long due.
When Smltth goes off to buy a thin:, he spins
around the town,
And tries with all his nilht and main the price to
banter down ;
When he has anything to sdl, 't Is prloeless in his
And he must have the highest mirk the lowest
when he buys.
' Live and let live,'
1 aro golden wor!s; this other
motto too
"Do unto others as you'd wi-h that they would do
If Smith had done as they command, he would not
A ......
The ashes ofthree harvest. to bed and drawatray.
Wlfc: If you take a berry and dry It in the sun.
Twill shrivel up till It takes two to make the i-lie
of one:
So may a man, In grasping guln, so shrivel up his
That It will ne'er expand again, while life's years
o'er hita rulL, bless the farmer" of our land ! Thcv are not all
like him
now ln
Who walks around that smouldering pile.
th. Iwill.hl llm
Llvinon tKai'a br.d acres, their fouls expand
v. '
and grow;
Their ears are ever open to tales of want and woe.
Uod bless tlie men, where'er they be, in country or
in town, think it life's great work to crowd their
neighbors down ;
This world would lie the liettcr, this life would
pleasure give.
If every man who toils to live, would let his bro
ther live.
Rorhnttr Democrat end i'hroniclt.
The night shadows were bcjrinuinp;
to settle down upon the earth. All
day the rain had been falling, some
times in heavy showers; the ro.-H-s and
pinks in the garden had a sickly look,
for the petals hung low and were
heavy with water and nmd that had
splashed upon them. The clouds
were still dark and threatening, be
speaking a stormy night. The little
town of Ashton was unusually quiet.
The streets were too inclement to en
tice people from their homes. Only
now and then a solitary traveller was
to be seen. These business had driv
en forth ; and they walked with raj
id steps, anxious to again get under
the shelter.
In a vine-wreathed cottage on a
flower-sprinked lawn, the supper had
been waiting over an hour for the
master of the house, whose business
necessitated his being absent from
home all day. Mr. Jacobs was the
tax collector of the township, and con
sequently could not await the return
of pleasant weather before pursuing
his journey. Therefore ho had
equipped himself in his India robber
over garments in the morning and had
gone about his business, leaving his
wife with the promise of an early re
turn in the evening ; but supper had
come and gone without him making
an appearance. Mrs. Jacobs, howev
er, was not anxious as yet. Such de
lays were too frequent to cause this
one to give her any uneasiness of
She flitted alwiit the house, busy
with her evening duties, singing a gay
song as she went. She was a bright
little woman, with the word courage
written in her dark, sparkling eyes,
and on the firm red lips. .
Anon she disrobed her two little
ones and put them to bed, and when
the night shadows turned into an inky
blackness, she seated herself by the
lamp and began to sew, still leaving
the pupper-tablc spread, and the food
on the stove keeping warm for the re
turn of her husband. But the little
clock on the mantle-shelf had told the
hour often before his step was heard
at the door. He camo hurriedly in,
ana strode to a seat without remov
ing his dripping outer garments or
his muddy boots.
"I must goto Winchester to night,"
he said, in answer to his wife's ques-
iiomng ioor.
"To Winchoster !" repeated his wife
in dismav. "Twenty miles in the
storm 1"
He removed his hand from his
pocket, took off his hat, and brushed
back his fair hair, revealing the hand
some face of a light complexioned
middle aged man. He had large grey
eyes, but they wore an anxious ex
pression, and their glances wandered
restlessly about the apartment.
"J anc," he said, suddenly, again
diving his hand into his troublesome
pocket, "do you suppose yon could
take care of a large sum of money till
to-morrow ?''
' hy, yes," she answered, looking
up in surprise.
"I have collected five thousand dol
lars," he continued, "and it is too late
to get into the bank, and I do not care
to carry so much with me."
"Well, you can leave it here as
well as not No one would think of
my having such a sum of money."
He drew a large wallet from his
pocket and placed it in her hands.
"It belongs to the government, and
if you let it pasi from you, I am ru
ined," he commented. " And lie arose
as if to depart
"You are going to eat some sup
per ?" she enquired.
"No, I have no time to lose. I must
mako Winchester by midnight Oood
by. Take good care of the money and
fasten all the doors."
He gave her a hurried kiss aud tho
next moment he was gone.
lSut the sound of his footsteps had
scarcely died away before Mrs. Ja-
, . . ....... - j -
cobs begnu to feel a strange fear
creeping over ber. Why it was, the
knew not. She had lived there seven
years, and had blept there many a
night without the doors even being
shut. Now they were locked and
bolted, she could not think of going to
bed. She was too nervous for that
She was likewise too nervous to work.
She put the money in her dress pock
et, and clasping both tfghtly in her
hands, she sat very still,;gazing anx
iously into nothingness, and listening
so intensely that silence becamo a
fearful mingling of discordant sounds
in her ears.
An hour passed. It had been an
nge to her. ,
"I am glad that lam not rich," she
whispered, as the clock struck eleven.
"What a task it must bo to watch
one's gold !"
Presently she heard a sound. It
was not the rain, for thero was a per
fect lull in the storm. It could not be
a neighbor, for she lived in the out
skirts of the villinge, several blocks
from any one, and she was not likely
to be called in ease of sickness.
Again she heard it. It seemed as
if a window sash was leing slowly
raised. Strango that eho could have
forgotten to fasten them down.
"Why didn't John leave me his re
volver ?" she mused. "I have noth
ing with which to protect myself in
case I should be molested to-night. It
was really an oversight in him."
Again she heard tliej sound. It
seemed to conic from her bed room.
It was surely the raising of a sash.
Then there was the sound of a move
ment as though some one was enter
ing that way.
Fear nearly paralyzed her for a
moment, but she quietly rallied, and
lia-'ug "I i" wiuu pioicvu w u-
n' i :
vestigate the matter. She had scarce
ly opened the bed room door when
she staggered back with a half sup
pressed scream. Two men in hide
ous disguises were already in the
room, and a third ruflian was in the
act of crawling in through the win-
i dow. Involuntary she clutched the
i pocket which contained the money,
I thinking in the meanwhile how she
, , , . .1 . II I
SIIOIUU proieci uerseu anu JU -Yias
she had nothing but her own weak
hands with which to light tho battle,
and she well knew how powerless
thcv were, compared with the strength
of the enemy. -
'tWhat do you want here?'' she
asked in a faltering voice.
"We want the five thousand dol
lars which jou have in keeping for
your husband," said ono of them.
They knew then that she had it in
her possession. - '
" You can get no money from me,"
she said, decisively; "I have no
"A pretty little fib," he responed
with a laugh. Wre will look into your
pocket and see.,'
In her eaecrness to preserve her
treasure, she clutched the pocket of
her dress with both hands, thus un
consciously betraying its wherea
bouts. She turned pale when the knowl
edge of her thoughtlessness was re
vealed to her.
"You can't have it! you shan't
have it," she cried, knowing all the
while they would have it in spite of
"We will fee," exclaimed the man,
grasping her arms.
She struggled desperately, but was
soon overpowered and the money tak
en from her.
Then, woman-like, she began to cry
"Let us go now," said one of the
robbers. " l ou take the money and I
will fix her tongue in a way that it
will remain quiet for an hour at least"
Don t hurry, said another ; "I
am hungry, and we can just as well
take a bite here as not.''
The other demurred, but he contin
ued :
"Set fo work aud get some supper.
lou'vc got a fire and some boilinar
water, and we want some tea."
Mrs. Jacobs that a refusal
would only subject her to more indig
nity, and she arose to do their bid
She put some more plates on the ta
ble, along with such food as she had
cooked, and then proceeded to make
the tea, wondering all the while if
there was any way to gain possession
of the money, and dreading her hus
band's anger and dismty, on his re
turn, should she fail to do so.
As she took the tea canister from
the pantry shelf she caught sight of a
bottle labelled strichnu. Her hus
band had purchased it on the preced
ing day, in order to destroy the rats,
which were becoming troublesome.
but as yet she had used no portion of it
Here was the of relief, and
she seized it eagerly. Opening the
bottle, she put a few grains into the
tea-pot along w ith the tea, of which
she gave a liberal ; quantity, in order
to destroy the taste of tie poison.
A few minutes later the roblers
were sitting at the tabid unconscious
ly sipping their death.
"They may kill me," mused the
faithful woman, "but the money will
be found and my husband's honor
saved." . ;):..
After a few minutes, oce by one the
robliers complained of being sick.
"I verily believe the jade has poi
soned us," said one, and the next mo
ment he fell with a deep groan on the
floor. i
"I know that she has poisoned us,"
cried another, "and her own life shall
pay the forfeit" ; '
lie sprang from his seat and star
ted toward her, revolver in hand, but
he fell ere he had reached her.
"Jane," exclaimed th third, "you
have saved the money, but you have
murdered mo!" !
How strangely familliar sounded
the voice I Furgetting all her old
fears in the new, Mrs. Jacobs sprang
forward and knelt by tho side of the
dying man. i '
She pulled tho disguise, a hidoous
negro face with large grinning mouth,
from tho face of the speaker. One
look then came a scream which echo
ed through the house like a peal of
thunder. .
The dying man was her own hus
band, i .
But little more remains to be told
of tho sad story. The money was
preserved, but the heroic woman is a
maniac, raving in an asylum over the
murder of her 'husband, imagining
that her hands arc dyed red with his
AUGUST 28. 1872.
Miret Iran C'nC Works.
It will be remembered that some
time since we noticed reportorially
an invention of a young man residing
in this city, which was termed the
" Patent Sheet Iron Cat," and was
designed especially for the destruction
of the common feline serenaders
which infest all settled communities
and render life a bore, if not at times
a positive torment. Little did the in
ventor of the "Patent Cat" think, as
he fastened the Inst rivet in tho tail of
this remarkable conception, that he
was confereing a benefit upon mankind
of equal importance with those of
the inventors of the velocipede, the
Dolly Yarden, or the potato bug pul
verizer. But such was the case, and
the favorable manner in which the
press of the country (who are slow
to praise and quick to condemn fraud
and worthless inventions) united in
favorable notices of the "Patent Cat"
proves that the latter has filled a va
cancy in the Patent office reports that
has long remained unfilled.
From Boston to San Francisco
come complimentary allusions to this
invention, and scarcely a day passes
that the inventor docs not receive let
from men of note, men of
note, from invalids and nerv
ous people, from capitalists and oth
ers, all seeking more detailed informa
tion concerning the mechanical won
der, and asking for samples, and ter
ritory, state, or county rights to man
ufacture and sell the same.
We are requested by the patentee
to state that, owing to tho rise in
sheet-iron and the strike among the
miners, he has not been able so far
to supply the home demand for the
"Iron Cat," and has utterly refused
to export auy quantity until after the
close of the present year. Arrange
ments have been made with ono of
our largest manufacturing establish-
mcnts, by which one hundred cats
per day can be turned ont by the first
of May.
Only three hundred of the "Patent
Cats" have been sold up to the pres
ent date, but in no eases have they
failed to give complete satisfaction.
We subjoin a few notices of the press
and testimonials
"We have been using for a week
past a recent invention of a Cleve
land mechanic, which is nothing more
than a sheet-iron cat, with cylindrical
attachment and steel claws and teeth.
It is worked by clock work. A bel
lows inside swells the tail at will to a
belligerent size, and a tremulo attach
ment causes at the same time the pat
cut cat to emit all the noises of which
the human cat is capable. When you
wind up your eat and place him on
the roof, every cat within a half
mile hears him, girds on ' his armor
and sallies forth. Frequently fifty or
one hundred attack at once. No
sooner does the patent cat feel the
weight of an assailant than his teeth
and claws work with lightning ra
piditv. Adversaries within six feet
of him are torn in shreds. Fresh
battalions come on to meet a similar
fate, and in an hour several bushels
of hair, toe-nails, and fiddle-strings
alone remain." Baltimore Sun.
"No first-class printing office with a
roof flat cnotagh to aflord a battle
ground for infuriated felines should
be without one. T. Tiltos.
"It has saved more than a hundred
thousand dollars" worth of boots-
iacks in this citv alone, and a mince
pie or can of preserves goes further in
my family now than it did before the
"J. M., Mayor of Chicago."
"How any family can do without
one any more than a 'Dolly Yarden,'
is a wonder to me.
E. Cady Stantox."
"Send mo five hundred (500) at
once C. O. D., with extra bellows and
powerful tone, to participate in the
jubilee. "P. Oilmore."
i "The roof our office was covered
with cats four ranks deep until we
placed two of tho 'Iron Thomas Cats'
in position. Not a cat has been seen
since, and we have sold Bologna saus
age meat enough to purchase three
fonts of job type. Every young man
going west should take a few of these
cats with him."
II. O., in Tribune Editorial.
"I have used the Patent Cat with
much success in my family. Mj
mother-in-law has been visiting us
for the past eight months. Night be
fore last I wound up the 'Patent Cat,
and set him under the bed. At his
first howl, she leaped fram her couch
and yelled 's'cat' and at the same
time stabbing at him with an um
brella. I can hardly writo for emo
tion but my dear mother-in-law will
not take her meals with us for six
months to come. All there is left of
her has been basted together, but her
spirit is broken. Inclosed find the
money for twenty-five more cats, and
also send new claws for the old ono,
as the old lady was tought
"Briguam Yovjjo."
We might extend the testimonial,
but it is useless. The manufacture of
cats will soon be cne of the most val
uable additions to tho business inter
est of our growing city. , In the
meanwhile strangers passing through
Cleveland, all who arc interested in
the extermination of the cat tribe,
arc invited'to examine into the merits
of this great discovery. Cleveland
A 'lirraia Colony.
A newspaper correspondent gives
us an interesting history of a Califor
nia Colony, and its results. In 185
15 years ago several Germans
proposed, in San Francisco, to some
of their countrymen, to purchase, by
a general effort, a piece of land, lay
it out into individual farms, plant
these with grapes for wine, and to do
all this by one general head or mana
ger, and in the cheapest and best
manner possible. After some dis
cussion 50 men joined to buy a tract
of 11 Co acres of land southwest of Los
Angclos, They paid for this $2 per
acre, and took care to get for this
price also a sufficient water right for
irrigation.- The land was selected
and bought by the leader in tho en
terprise, Mr. Hansen of Los Angeles,
a German who had long lived in Cal
ifornia. The Anaheim Company con
sisted, you must understand, of me
chanics, in the main. There are sev
eral carpenters, a gunsmith, an en
graver, three watch-makers, four
blacksmiths, a hewer, a teacher, a
hoe maker, a . miller, tcveral mer
chants : bookbinder, a )MH;t (f
course), four or fi v? musicians, a bat
ter, eoino tcani-stors, a hotel-keeper,
ami others ; not a farmer, among
them all, pray notice. Moreover
and this I say with a certain degree
of hesitation there is some reason
to believe that the members of the
company wero not even eminently
successful in their callings. They
were not getting rich, in Sau Francis
co, where most of them lived. Sev
eral of them had money ahead, but
most of them, I judge from wlmt I
hear, were men ready enough to bet
ter their fortunes, but to whom it
would have been impossible to buy a
ready made farm of even twenty
Well, it was agreed to divide the
11,65 acres into 50 20 acre lots, and 50
house-lots in the village, leaving some
lots for school houses and other public
buildings, 14 in number. The first
contribution or payment toward the
common stock bought the land.
Thereupon Mr. Hansen was, very
wisely, chosen Resident Manager,
and tho shareholders quietly went on
with their pursuits in San Francisco,
taking care only to pay up the calls on
their stock as they became due. It
was the manager's duty, meantime,
to go on with the improvement of the
lots. This he did with hired labor
Indians and Californians. He dug a
main ditch seven miles long, to lead
the irrigating water over the whole
area, and 450 miles of subsidiary
flitches, and 25 miles of feeders to
these. He planted on each 20 acre
lot 8 acres in vines (8,000 vines) and
some fruit trees. He fenced each lot
with willows, making 5i miles of out -
side and 35 miles inside fencing.
These willows are now topped for
firewood, and as they grow rapidly
they give a very fresh and lovelv
green to the aspect of Anaheim. This;
j tjone ho continued to cultivate, prune
and keep ui the whole place.
At the
end of three years, in 1860, all the
assessments were paid ; each stock
holder had paid $1,200, and a division
of the lots was made. This was
done by a kind of lottery. AH the
j iotd wcre viewed, and assessed at
their relative value, from $1,400 to
$600, according to situation, ic.
When a lot was drawn, if it was
valued over $1,200 the drawer paid
tho difference ; if less, he received the
difference. Thus he who drew a
$1,400 lot would pay $200 ; he who
drew a $600 lot would receive $600
additional in cash. When all were
drawn, there was a sale of the effects
of the company tools, horses, Ac. :
and on balancing tho books it was
found that a sum remained on hand
which sufficed for a dividend of over
$100 to each share-holder. I be
lieve the actual cost of the lots was
but $1,080. For this each had 20
acres and a town lot 150x 200 feet,
with 8,000 bearing grape vines and
some fruit trees.
Then the owners broke up at San
Francisco and came down to take
possession. Lumber for building was
bought at wholesale ; for 50 families
a school-house was quickiy errected ;
shop-keepers flocked m and bought
the town lots ; a newspajtcr was be
gun ; mechanics of different kinds
were attracted to the colonv ; and the
coloniststhemselveshad at once about
them all the conveniences for which,
had they settled singly, they would
have had to wait many years. Now,
it must be remembered that these col
onists were not even farmers or gar
deners by trade. Only one had ever
made wine. They began as green
hands ; some of them borrowed money
to make the improvement, and had to
pay heavy interest. They had to
build their houses, and make their
gardens, and support their families.
I want to give you briefly the results
of the experiment : 1st There was a
struggle for some years, but in this
early time, everybody tells me, they
all had enough to cat, a good school
for their children, music and pleasant
social amusements, and they were
their own masters. 2. Only ono of
the original settlers has moved away ;
and the Sheriff has never issued an
execution in Anaheim. 3. The prop
erty which cost $1,080, is now worth
from $5000, to $10,000, and I do not
believe more than ono in ten of the
colo'nists would have been worth to
day, had they remained at their
trades in ban rrancisco, any money
at all. 4. There arc no poor in Ana
heim. 5. It is the general testimony
that the making of wine and brandy
has not caused drunkenness among
tho colonists. "When you sec a
drunken man- in our town it will be
an Indian or an Irishman," said sev
eral people to me. b. 1 have not a
doubt that the moral standard of the
people has been greatly improved.
Their children are well trained ; the
men are masters of their own lives ;
they have achieved independence, and
what to an average New York me
chanic would seem the ideal of a for-
tunato existence. The average clear
income from their vineyards, which
now contain mostly sixteen acres, is
about $1,000 per annum. . Some few
fall below this, but most of them go
above. They have besides this, of
course, their gardens, which here
yield vegetables all the year round ;
their chickens in short the greater
part of their living. They live well ;
it is a land of plenty ; and to me, who
remembered how painful and unpleas
ant is the life of a mechanic or arti
san in New 'York, it was a delight to
sec here men and women who had re
deemed themselves, by their own ef
forts, from this drudgery And slavery.
Tke dotation of Wouaea.
: During the past year a committee
of the alumni of Williams College
have been considering the advisability
of admitting women to that institu
tion. The committee consisted of
Professor John Bascom, David
Dudley Field, Francis II. Dewey,
Clement Hugh. Hill, and the Rev.
Henry Hopkins. The committeee
did not agree and submitted two re
ports, both of which have been re
cently published in the W uliams
Yidette. , On both sides the question
is discussed fully and ably.
The report opposing tho admission
of women is signed by three of the
committee, Francis II. Dewey, Clem
ent Hugh Hill, and Henry Hopkins.
Constituting as they da a majority,
their report cornea first in order.
The logic of their report is based on
NO. 11.
a kind of optiuiinm t hat would let
well enough alone, and would only
chango when tho demand for such
action is imperative and well nigh uni
versal. Tho gentlemen ol the majori
ty thoroughly represent the Conscrva-
i tive clement in culture
In conduct-
ducting the discussion they enunciate
three distinct propositions for consid
eration. The first is that full provis
ion for the highest and most conipre
prehensivc education of women is re
quired ; the second is that the joint
education of the sexes in colleges and
universities is desirable ; the third is
that it is desirable to admit both sexes
to Williams College. They admit
the first pronortition without
argument, and rejoice at the efforts
which have been latelv put forth to
j givo to women a broader, and more
, liberal education in separate mstitu
tions like Vassar aud other female
In this wav thev affect to disnose of
the just claims of women to the
broadest culture, and proceed to dis
cuss the feasibility of her admission
to colleges and universities. They
cannot well admit the second proposi
tion without admitting the third, so
the consideration of the second is
evaded and tho whole question made
to hinge on the unadvisibility of ad
mitting women to Williams. This so
narrows the discussion down that ad
verse conclusion is reached by the
mere force of local prejudices. The
The reasoning is sometimes after this
wise : Due weight is given to the suc
cessful operation of co-education ; but
it is claimed that there has not yet
been sufficient experience to even ap
proximately determine the ad visibility
, of the svstem. They claim the que
; tion of co-education is vet as liable to
be decided in the negntive as in
; affirmative. Without considering at
this stage of the argument the results
of the practical application of the
i uystem where it is ia operation, they
, try to show the truth of the assertion
that the chances of the success or
failure of co-cducation are evenly
balanced. Thev admit that the suc-
cess of co-education in academies is
i an argument as far as it goes, but
claim that it does not go far enough
to prove that more mature men and
women would get along well under
the ordinary discipline of tho college
and university. Besides, the studies
of the academy and the normal school
are more elementary, and therefore ' (on predestination,) Cambridge Plat
more essential to both men and wo- j form, Barnard's Sermons, Shepard's
men than is the college course. They I Sound Believer, Janeway's Holy
admit that Oberlin is a success, but j Life, American Preacher, Emmon's
state in explanation of that success I Sermons. Of these works, several
that very few women take up the
regular college course, but confine
themselves to the preparatory, which
is about the same course as that pur
sued in Eastern academies.
Again, it is admitted that other
colleges in the West according to
their own showing, have received wo
men on equal terms with men to ' the
advantage of both the institutions
and the new candidates. But thev
reason that, while it may be expedient
to educate the sexes together in the
West, it does not follow on that ac
count that it is expedient to educate
them together in the East The col
leges in the West succeeded under the
new system because there was no
other adequate provision '. for female
education, except that offered by the
colleges. The svstem is naturallv
with tho growth of the country,
while in tho East an entirely opposite
state of things exists. While public
opinion in the west is strongly in
favor of it, in the East it is not so
sufficiently decided to warrant its
success. A few Eastern colleges are
mentioned as of lato throwing open
their doors to women, but the success
of their venture has not been fully
determined on account of the short
time that has elapsed since tho trial
began. From these considerations
the majority conclude that there has
been no such general practical dem
onstration of the wisdom of co-cducation
as would justify them in treating
it as more than a mooted proposition
which may be right and niav likewise
be wrong. An argument against the
admission of women to Williams is
drawn from the fact that it was es
tablished to educate young men, and
as an institution for voung men it had
received the many generous gifts of
the commonwealth and of individuals.
The majority concede that when it
is generally admitted to be best that
both sexes should be admitted as stu
dents, the trustees ought to so modify
tne statutes as to enable young wo
men to enter, but until it is "so admitted
the trustees would not bo justified in
establishing a system not contempla
ted by those who rounded the college.
a . itmi
.again, v imams college is in no
sense a university; and, as tho exper-
? w .
lence oi estern coueeres sro to show
that very young women would nat
urally pursue tho sanie,eourse marked
out for young men, it is claimed that
tne course at imams wonld be un
fitted for young women, and that un
less a separate course wcre establish-
very few would avail themselves of
the advantages of the college. The
arguments, therefore, that apply to
other colleges do not apply to
Williams, limited as it is to one de
partment of instruction. The divis
ion of public opinion on the subject is
urged as another reason for delaying
the admission of women. The 'wo
men themselves do not demand that
the colleges bo thrown open to them.
Should they claim that great injustice
was done in excluding them from col- would be a good argument for
opening the doors of institutions now
exclusively occupied by men. The
friends of the college as a majority
do not desire it There are, it is said
more mothers who would object to
tho college because women wcre ad
mitted as students, than there are
mothers who would send their daugh
ters there. Finally it is argued that
there is no present necessity for open
ing the college to women as the nu
merous colleges for men already
founded and in immediate prospects,
provido sufficiently for higher educa
tion of tho sex. The majority of the
committee recommcnded,in considera
tion of all tho arguments adduced
that the further consideration of the
subject be postponed another genera
tion at least.
A citizen of Terre Haute, Ind.,who
was divorced from his wife three
months ago, recently attended as a
guest at her wedding with "another
Dr. rnuahlla'a tin.
The following appear in the Bo-ton
filof) of Saturday:
" Tho bequests of Dr. Franklin to
the city of Boston, for the benefit of
the public schools, and of th indu.T
trious mechanics of this municipality
are familiarly known. It is, pThapi,
equally well understood that the doc
tor presented tho town of Franklin,
in this state, a library in acknowl
edgement of the compliment of the
adoption of the town name. The
original correspondence in the matter
appears to have been lost, or, at any
rate, its whereabouts are not known
to those who should be most conver
sant with the history of the library
the citizens of the town. The cor
respondence, or at least the final part,
in which the proffer of the looks wa.
distinctly made, was with Rev. Na
thaniel Emmons, D. D. The condi
tion on which tho gift was made aj
pcars to have been that the town
should add to the library an equal
numl-cr of volumes, the doctor con
tributing one hundred and sixteen
volumes. This was in the year 17J5,
which is the date of the founding of
the library, as is stated in the cata
logue. " Rumor pleasantly relates that the
original intimation of the inhabitants'
or their committee to the doctor "aras
their desire for a church bell, and in
his reply he suggested that things of
sense were more desirable than things
of sound, and proposed a library.
The living descendants of these peo
ple do not take much stock in thirf
story, and in the absence of the cor-
j rcspondence perhaps it is quite as well
j to consider the anecdote fabulous. At
anv rate, if such an intimation was
made the doctor apprehended the
church going, and, perforce, theologi
cal tendencies of tho people, and
made up his mind to give an ample
supply of sound theological reading.
The catalogue as published contains
only a list of the books of Frankln's
contribution now remaining, eighty
seven in number. Of ther-e, sixty
two relate to theological and religious
matters, leaving twenty-three secular
works and two doubtful.
The secular works include four vol
umes of Locke and one of Sydney ;
Montesquieu's Spirit of the Law ;
Blackstone's Commentaries; Price on
Liberty, on the American Revolution
and on Morals; (Jordon'3 Tacitus ;
Life of Braincrd ; Hemmingway vs.
Hopkins, probably a law report; Life
of Cromwell: Watt's Lojric ; History
i of the Rebellion (English) ; Thomas'
Laws of Massachusetts; American
Constitution; Young's ight
Thoughts; Pilgrim's Progress : Cheap
Rejiository. As doubtfnl may lie
classed Needham's Free State and
Prideaux's Connections.
"In theology we have Clark, Hoad
lev, Barron. Watson, Newton, on the
; prophecies, Law, Priestley, Lyndsey,
Duchaf. (sermons.) West and Little
ton, (on the resurrection,) Stewart's
Sermons,Addison's Evidences, Watt's
Orthodoxy and Charity, Bellamy's
True Religion and Permission of Sin,
Doddridge, Hopkins, Edwards, Dick
inson, (on tne nvc points,; cooper.
consist of more than one volume,
whereby the number of sixty two is
made up. The twenty-nine volumes
missing would probably exhibit an
equal proportion of theology. Of the
116 volumes added in compliance
twith the terms of tho gift, a good
share appear to have been of a simi
larly edifying oharacter.
" Immediate action does not appear
to have been taken by the town, but
the town records of the year 1790
show that a formal acceptance of the
gift was made, and the responsibility
of the preservation of the library was
assumed. Whatever may have been
the ups and downs of fate in regard
to it when next heard from by the
record of history, so far as we have
been able to ascertain, its situation
was inglorious enough. In the year
1858 it, or what remained of it, was
found stored in a barn by some enter
prising antiquaries, who bethought
themselves to hunt it up. Under the
presidency of Dr. Oliver Dean, the
founder of Dean Academy, an associ
ation was formed and one thousand
volumes added to the nucleus formed
by the doctor and tho town, so that
at the present time the citizens seem
to be pretty well supplied with read
ing matter. The theological draught
prepared for the fathers has been lib
erally and judiciously watered to suit
the palates of their successors, and
we find Mark Twain's "Innocents
Abroad," Oliver Optic's stories, Mis
Muhx'k's, Mrs. Stowe's, Mrs. Whit
ney's anil other novels, modern biog
raphies and tales of travel, Warner's
"Summer in a garden," one book by
Darwin, the naturalist, and two more
by Bret Harte, among the thousands
of new accessions.
"The old books from the hand of
Franklin are kept in the library room
in a case by themselves, carefully
locked up, and not likely to be fre
quently called forth, from their quiet
resting place by readers of this gen
eration. They are in a good state of
preservation, considering their age,
which may be owing in part to the
infrequent reading of them, and
doubtless in good part, also, to the
faithful work put into them by the
English binders and publishers, from
whose shops most of them came.''
Fruit in tin cans. The Boston
Journal of Chemistry says "The
impression prevails among those who
use freely truits which are pdt up in
tin cans, that they are injured there
by, and this impression is in many
cases correct We have long contend
ed that all preserved fruits and vege
tables should be stored in glass, anil
that no metal of any kind should In'
brought in contact with them. All
fruits contain more or less of vegeta
ble acids, and others that are highly
corrosive, are often formed by fer
mentation, and the metallic vessels
are considerably acted upon. The
cans aro held together by solder, an
alloy into which lead enters largely.
This metal is easily corroded by veg
etable acids and poisonons salts are
formed. Undoubtedly, many person
are greatly injured bv eating toma
toes, peaches, etc., which have been
placed in tin cans, and we advise our
friends who contemplate putting up
fruits the present Summer to use onlv
glass jars for the purpose."
A farmer in Pcnnsvlvania who
thoroughly underdrained his land
says the money thus used paid him
better than if he had invested in
bonds or bank or railway stocks, as
his capital is doubled every fifty years.
A man who works for his living
should marry a woman taller than
himself. "The laborer is worthy of
his higher."
"Teeth extracted with great pains,"
is tho rather ambiguous advertise
ment of a deutist
Flash language telegrams.