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TIONCSTA LODGE, NO. 477,
I. O. Gk T.
ft t t avary Wsdneaday evanlng, at S
TV. R. DC NX, Tf. C.T.
M. TV. TATK, W. H.
. KJWTOJt FCrTll. MILKS W. TA.T1.
. PITTIS & TATE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Mlmttritt, TIQNgSTA, rA.
ATTORNEY AT I,. AW, Oil City. Ta.
Will practice in'the various Court of
Forest County. All business entrusted to
all care will receive prompt attention.
W. W. Mason.
ATTORNEY AT TjAW. office on Kim
Htreet, above Walnut, Tioilesta, Pa.
C W. Gilflllan,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Franklin, Ve
nango Co., Pa. tf.
N. B, Smiley,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Petroleum Con
tre, Pa. Will practice in the several
Cnarta of Forest County. Ki-ly
TMONEWTA, rA., opposite the TVnot.
1 C. P. Muliie, Proprietor. Uood Sta
bling connected with the house, tf.
Jos. Y. Saul,
r)RACTICAL Hnrnons Maker and Sad
dler. Tbrno doors north of Holmes
House, Tlonesta, Pa. All work is war
T1MOUTF, r., J. A D Maokk, Prople
tors. The honne has been thoroughly
refitted and Is now In the first-clasa order,
with the best of accoinmodrttions. Any
nfarinaliou concerning Oil Territory at
this point will be choert'ullv furnished,
-ty J, & I). MAGEK,
I'OTTF.R TIDIOUTE, Pa., TVS. Rams
J rgKi, AM01 Prop's. This hoiiHe having
been rented is now the most desirable stop
pinr place in Tldiotite. A good Milliard
loon attached. 4-ly
TRTINETOX, PA. AV. A. TlallenDack,
Proprietor. This hotel is New, and is
OS open as a first class house, situate at
rejunction of the Oil Creek A Allegheny
liiveranil i'hiladelphla A Krie Railroads,
p posit the Depot. Parties having to lay
vr trains will tiud this tho most convert
ent hotql in town, with lirst-elasa accom
modation and reasonable diaries. tf. .
TifTt Sons Co. 'a
NEW EXOIXES. TlieundersljrnodhaTe
for Hale and will receive ordera for the
almve Knjrina. Messrs. TllJl Hons A Co.
are now kondinir to this market their 12
Horse Power Kngine Willi 14-1 torso Power
Boiler peculiarly ailapted to deep wells.
Orru-r at Iiiucnn A Chiilfnnt's, lcslers
la Well Fixtures, Hardware, Ac, Main St.
it door to Chase House, Plciisautville,
and at Mansion House, Titusvillo.
tf. K. ItKETT A SOX, Apenta.
John K. Hallock,
ATTORXEY AT LAW and Solicitor of
Patents, No. &" French treet;opposite
it em I ltniiso) F.rie, Pa. Will iiTnctico in
thaittveral Niate Courts and the United
Htaus Courts. .Special attention (riven- to
ollcillnj patents for Inventors ; infrinsie
' Bieiiu,, re-issue ami' extension of patents
carefully attended to. References: Hon.
Jamas Campbell, Cluriou ; Hon. John H.
McCalmout, Franklin; II, L. A A. It.
Richmond, Meadvillo; W. E. Lathy. Ti
Dr. J. L. Aconb,
PHTSTCIAX AND SUROKOX, who has
had tiltcen years' experience in a Ip'jro
and succHHt'ul practice, will attend all
Professional Calls. Ollice in his lrtifr and
Orocery Store, located in Tidioutc, near
IX HIS STORE WILL DE FOUND ,
A full assortment of Medicinps, Liquors
Tobacco, Ciuars, Stationery, UIhhs, Paints,
Oil, Cutlery, and tine Groceries, all of the
best quality, aud wiil be sold at reasonable
H. R. BUROEfS, an experienced Vrnif
Cist from New York, has charge of the
Store. All prescriptions put up accurately.
W. P. MercilHott,
Attorney at Law,
n&Ai, E'HTATt; ac;i:xt.
TJ OXESTA, rA.
JOHN A. DALE, ear.iT.
psa. rsoPen, viciprest. a. h. steels, cashs,
Tionesfa, Forest Co., Pa.
This Pjank tninsai'tit a fieneral liunkint;,
Vol lectins and Exchange Itusiness.
lirattR on the Principal Cities of tho
Vniteil States and Europe bought aud Mold.
Gold and Silver Coin and tioverniueiit
Securities bouirht and sold. 7-;i0 lioiuls
cuvertel on the iiiokI luvorable terms.
Interest allowed on time deposits.
Mar. 4, tf.
Dlt, J. N. ROLAP.P, or Tidloute, has
returnsd to his practieo after an bI
aeuce of four months, spent iutlio Hospi
tals of .New York, W'hero wiil atU.nd
calls in his proiession.
Olilce ia Eureka 1'riiR Store, 8d door
above tho bunk, Tidioutu, Pa. 4!Hf
RomelhlttR urtiently needed by eveiyliody
Call and exaiuiuu, or samples sent postao
T'Htd for 60 els thc.i retail 1 .isil v for fill. 1.
Wolcotl, 111 Cliatlirm S ., N. Y. I'i-lt
DEAFNESS, Catarrh and Srofula, A
Inily who h:ul sutlered for years from
I'esfnes, ( a'.tirrh and Scrofula, was cured
hy simple leiuedy. Her synipalliy and
tr.iii'ucle prompts her to send the receipts
ir-e of charge tv any ore similarly alllict
Addrox Mrs. M. O. Da'.'Wt, Ji-rsey
Wtf. J- 4M4t
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that Right makea Might ; and
Love and Nitro-Glycerine.
Ever since Adam indulged in love's
yonng dream amid the vernal bowers
of Eden, and waudored with Eve be
neath the happy shades of early crea
tion, the human heart has at certain
periods of its existence palpitated with
acelle rated motion in the presence of
women, and there has never existed a
full-fledged man from that premicval
period to the present, who has not at
some time in the ccstacy of genuine
affection said to himself, "let her palp."
Love laughs at locksmiths, says the
old saw, and that lovo laughs at black
smiths is equally certain, as our brief
story will show, though the sequel
porves that blacksmiths may at times
turn tho cachinatory tide upon Cupid,
and for a brief season at least triumph
over the boy with the bow and arrow.
The following facts were related to us
by one of tho principals in the affair,
and may be relied upon as correct.
In (Jlnrion county, near the cele
brated oil producting district known as
Parker's Landing, and not a great dis
tance from where the Clarion river
mingles its pellucid waters with the
swifter rolling tide of the Allegheny,
has lived for years a man named
llowilt, who, coming to the country
in its early history, erected a cabiu
aud maintained an humble existence
by following his proiession of horse
shoeing. The years glided along and
nothing occurred to vary the monoto
ny of his humble aud happy life save
an occasional fracas with an unrly
horse, or now and then being confined
to his bed for a few weeks, from the ef
fects of a mule-kick on the cranium. or
a dig in the ribs from the hind foot of
a rebellious ox, for Ilowitt used to
pursue his trade in all its branches,
and furnished shoes to everything that
came along, whereby an honest penny
could be made. Meanwhile a daugh
ter was born to him, who grew up in
her mountain home like the pines that
surrounded his dwelling, and was as
graceful and beautiful as the wild
flowers amid which she played. Laura,
for that was her name, obtained a fair
education at the district school, aided
by her mother, who was an accomplish
ed graduate from an eastern academy,
and her natural beauty and brightuuts
was increased by an occasional visit
to Pittsburgh aud eastern cities, where,
amid higher social scenes than those
which surrounded her birth-place, she
rapidly acquired the numerous little
graces and coquetries of fashion which
go to make up the "girl of tho period."
It is no wonder, then, that to the old
man she was the apple of his eye as
a bushel of apples in fact, of the old
fashioned, rosy cheeked "nono such"
kind and that as she attained wo
man's ago and stature, the father look
with a jealous eye upon the native ad
mirers who surrounded ber, and stern
ly frowned upon the forward young
cultivator of buckwheat who, by the
slightest action, sought to win her
youug heart's affections and transplant
his wild flower , to another soil and
About this time tho oil excitement,
which for several years previously, had
raged upon Oil Creek and its tributa
ries, broke out in the vicinity of Par
ker's ; an influx of strangers, opera
tors and speculators begau, and short
ly after a portion of Mr. Howitt's farm
was discovered to be on the belt, and
leased for round sum to wealthy op
erators. Though now comparatively
wealthy. How itt still followed his orig
trade, though with a light heart as he
thought of the bank account which
would enable him to bring up and ed
ucate his family in a superior style,
and place his daughter in position so
cially to which her attractions and at
tainments entitled her.
But at this junction a cloud appear
ed upon the old blacksmith's horizon ;
at first it was about the size of a man's
hand, but it speedily grew to the full
size and shape of a man himself, who
proved to be a workman upon a well a
short distance from the Ilowitt cottage,
and who full head over heels into that
delicious pool of affection, iu which
most of maukiud have paddled blind
ly during their young lives. At first
Laura resisted her suitor's advances,
but as weeks passed and there wits a
lack of society which at other times
might have served as an antidote to
the growing admiration she began to
feel lor the young driller, who was
comely, young and strong, and pos
ed the not unpleasiug name of Henry
ltichardsoii. Hhe gradually sought
his society (her father had long since
forbidden hia coming to the house,)
and hardly a day pushed but that she
was seen in the derrick, watching the
pul.sulious of the walking beam and
iier heart at the same time, and listen
ing to his stories of adventure by flood
aud (oil) field. "She loved lor the
danger he had passed," and he loved
her because she believtd his yarns, that
no one el-e would; and, finally, one
bright day, as he had just finished a
terrible recital of escape from death
by it fulling sand pump pull y, she
"wished that heaveu had made her
tttcU a liian," when he abandoned the
temper-screw rope and all, and, jump
ing irom his drilling stout, said, "Let
tho old thing work herself," caught
the fair Laura to his petrulcuiu-stuiued
bem, wiped the bemin from his
in that Faith let us to the end,
TIONESTA, PA., TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1871.
brow and lips, kissed her, and said, "I
am the man." While enjoying the few
moments succeeding their bethrothal
blissful moments that only come
twice in a man's lifetime, once when
he finds his mother's preserves, and
the other as mentioned, the lovers
were startled by the sudden entrance
of the "village blacksmith," who jump
ed over the bull-head, seized his daugh
ter and without a word to the abash
ed Henry carried Laura heme and
locked her up. Days passed without
communication between the lovers,
and while Laura grew thin, Henry al
so experienced bad luck; his tools got
fast, the sand pump bursted, and bis
heart promised soon the follow suit.
But just here a happy thought struck
him. Outside of the derrick was sev
eral hundred feel of gas pipe; he could
not lay a telegraph wire, but he might
lay a pipe line to his Laura's house,
through which, perchance, two hearts
could "beat as one," and hold commu
nication Bwect in spite of the defeated
free-pipe bill. No sooner suggested
than acted upon ; that night he laid
six hundred and eighty-one feet of
half-inch gas-pipe under ground, be
twecu his derrick and the prison of his
bethrothed. A happy junction with
the cave-spout was effected during the
next night, and shortly after, messages
were sent and received between the
lovers, Laura having brought, tho cud
of the water-pipe close to her window,
aud Henry had his end of the line di
rectly beucath his pillow, where, after
he was "of!" tour," ho would whisper
words of undying affection that only
ended when he fell asleep and the pipe
slipped out of his mouth. But while
"love giggled at the locksmith," the
blacksmith was preparing to suert
right out at love ; for one day, while
Laura was nt dinner, her father '-had,
while looking around her room, dis
covered the misplaced pipe, and while
gazing with a critic's eye at the strange
spectacle, was more startled by the
soft words coming apparently from
the cistern, "Laura, dear, is the old
man around ?" Mr. Ilowitt smelt a
mouse; he did more than that ; he in
haled the odcr of a genuine wharf rat;
but, saying nothing, he merely de
scended the stairs, and returned with
a pint of oily-looking liquid, which he
handled with extreme care. Making
a cartridge of paper that would hold
nearly all of the moisture, he inserted
it in the pipe several feet, and then
placing a long bar of iron upon that,
called loudly enough to be heard
through cartridge, pipe and all, "Heu
ry, my dear, are you there?" Quick
ly came tho fuiut reply, "Yes, Laura."
"Place your car at the hole, Henry."
Here the parent raised a sledge ham
mer and struck the iron rod : an earth
quake followed, before the echoes of
which had rolled away could be seeu
the disappearance of an engine house,
in mid-air, followed by the gable end
of the Ilowitt ruansiou.
And now for the sequel. Ia bis
anxiety to see "how it was himself,"
old Ilowitt remained toe near the pipe,
and when the glycerine wout oft" he
did also, aud was picked up in Arm
strong county a few days later. But
where, was Henry ? Instead of apply
ing his ear to the hole he had stepped
to the derrick for a moment, during
which the explosion occurred. He
was only stunned, and a few moments
later met his bethrothed running to
see if he was hurt. Tbey fled at once
to a-neighhoring justice of the peace,
and were married. They have patched
up the old house and are happy, though
the mysterious disappearance of the
their father was a subject of conversa
tion for months after. This is the
story as told us by an old man who
lives near Henry and Laura, who
heard t'le noise, and also saw where
the ground had been torn up by the
father's vengeful experiment. If any
one doubts the story, the derrick is
still to be seen. Tilutville Herald.
Don't be too Sensitive. There
are some people, yes, many people, al
ways looking out for slights. They
cannot carry on the daily intercourse
of the family without some ofTense Is
designed. They are as touchy as hair
triggers. If they meet an acquaintance
in the street who happens to be pre
occupied with business, they attribute
his abstraction in some mode personal
to themselves, and take umbrage ac
cordingly. They lay, on others the
fault of their irritability. A fit of in
digestion makes them see impertinence
in everybody they cimie in contact
with. Innocent persons, who never
dreamed of giving fffens, are astonish
ed to find some unfortunate word, or
some momentary taciturnity, mistaken
for an intuit. To say the least, the
habit is unfortunate. It is far wiser
to take the more charitable view of
our fellow beings, and.jiot suppose a
slight is intended unless the neglect is
open and direct. After all, too, life
takes its use in a great degree from
the color of our own mind. If we are
frank aud generous the world treats
us kindly. If, on the contary, we are
suspicious, men learn to be cold and
cautious to us. Let a person get the
reputatiou of being touchy, and every
body is under more or lost restraint
and iu this way the chances of an im
aginary offense are vastly increased.
daro do our duty as we understand if--LINCOLN.
A Party of Grumblers.
The Democratic party was once a
party of ideasof principles oftbought
and of action. Its ideas and princi-
, , ,. , . , .,
pics it embod.ed in measures, and with
these measures it went before the coun-
try prepared to maintain its policy
against all assaults. Such is not the
case now. If it has any distinctive
character, separate and aside from its
ancient fame, it ia that which makes
the inveterate grumbler in the every
dav affairs of life a anrinl nuisance-
hence, as the Democratic party has no
distinctive characteristic in these lat
tor days but that of a persistent grum
bler, it follows, as a matter of course,
that it is a political nuisance a nec
essary nuisance, we admit, like the
common scold, er the always irate
virago in social lifo. The recent Con-
gressional address, the latest and most
authoritative exponent of the position
of the party, is an illustration of this.
That document is one continued scold
from the opening to the closing. And
what is remarkable, the tone and tem
per of this scolding pronunciamento is
but a counterpart of almost every res
olution, speech or manifesto, put forth
by the party lor the past ten yeaH,
And vet. with n nlalform Knaed baIaI v
on the ideas of the common scold
doniod tn nni;t;.w.i d;0.i... i,
l.ndr. nd o-,on. nf b oi v
coolly of the possibility of the people blte ba? a n.lc0 uew, b"fband, d
trusting them with power. It seems !e w.a,s,,,t Solng V be le" bebiud
to us that political effrontery could go 1 ll7 " 8 16 cou,ldn 4 Eet
The Republican party j
e mistakes; in fact there'
mo,, i,ov m.i mi.ioUo.. in f.,... ,k,.
is no doubt about it. for thev ore seen
of all men ; but there is this to say in cr C0."utcJ on ,aI' other, tlllI1g3 that
nalliation-they have all been made w."e 1U8el,arabl8 from thoae coveted
in the interest of the Union, of the free-1 ricJ'e8' , ...
dom of the people, and in the n.ainte-! Number seven married becauso she
nance of the country's integrity invio- thought she would like to travel. But
late. It has not scolded but acted ; it Ir. number aeTcn changed his mind
has not grumbled, and paltered, aud fd. and all the traveling she
halted, and stood shivering, afraid to ha8 d"ne, hls bee" I the well
move in the direction of right, fearful ' "d the back kitchen door,
that in so deing it might tread upon I umbt!r e'g 't had married out of
some fossilized notion that the consti-; sP1'tl becu her first lore bed taken
tution contained no provision whereby i t0 hlms?.U a econd lovel llns piece
its perpetuity could be maintained, i of "tal'atott might have done her
The Republican party believed that ; Pood" t,mo but. ? le
this government was made for all time bel found that it did not pay.
and has acted upon this belief. In I , nine married because she
maintaiui.g this belief it has some-' bad read ?veli and wanted sympathy,
times not adopted the best means, or ! Wllthy 18 . thing, but it cools
acted as wisely as it might-but in all ?n at a Pld, Jat.e lt the domestic
cases, it is a satisfaction to knew the kettle not kept boiling, and the do
"end has justified the means." The : juest'c turkey is undone. Novels and
same mar be said of Gen. Grant's nd-1 house-keeping don t run very well to-
ministration; but with all its faults,
and mistakes, and shortcomings, the
people to-day would. ratner perpetuate
it for another four vears than trust a
nrrv uhieh h nr.'htf nio.Fnrm t
oiler than a string of complaints, set
o,-;,. . ..!:.
forth in the language and teaiper of a
ommon scold. It tho Democratic
party can come before the country .
with no better platform than this, (to I
use the language of the New YorkEv-!
ening Post) the American people will I
not, whether Geu. Grant is a candidate :
for re-election or not, put into power a !
party which has been an unmitigated
nuisance, a breeder of disorder, a cor
rupter of public virtue, a debaucherof
politics, the friend of every wrong and ;
oppression, the fomenter of violence
and rebellion, for more than a dozen
years. To succeed, that party must j
cense to be a party of grumblers, and
show by its acts that it has a firmer
las a lirmer
purpose than Falstaff had, to "purge
and live cleaulv." The Democratic
Dartv sunnorted slaverv and wan
beaten. It countenanced rebellion
aud was beaten. It set up a peace-at-
any-price platform and was beaten.
It advocated repudiation and was
beaten. It opposed equal laws and
general suffrage and was beaten. Aud
now it is marching on to the next Pres-
idential election at the head of nume-
rous bands of Ku-Klux, northern aud
southern gangs whe set both law and
decency at defiance; who rob where ;
they do not kill; who cheat where 1
they caunot rob; men whose acts '
threaten the whole land with anarchy;
and they have amongst them scarcely
a leader with brains or conscience .
onnntrh to rehuka violenea and law. !
lessness, or condemn public plunder.
Au said above, those democratic lead
ers who hope to carry the next Presi
dential election, and imagine them
selves fit to rule tho couutry, do i;ot
even comprehend the duty of a minor
ity. They seem to bo mere partizans,
not politicians iu any higher sense thau
that iu which a sutler might call him
self a defender of his country. It is
the duty of a miuority, winch hopes to
become the majority, to show an ex
ample of obedience to the laws and
respect for the rights of others ; to
make manifest, wherever it has the
opportunity, that it possesses states
lunulike ideas; That it comprehends
the principles 'jf free government ; that
it knows how to rule, and how to keep
in subordination its hummers. If the
country is now atllicted with unconsti
tutional and dangerous legislation, it
is tho fault of tho Democratic lenders.
If they chose they could in two weeks
restore order all over tho Ninth, ami
the inueh-condemued Ku-Klux bill,
clothing the President with dictatorial
powers, as is claimed by tho party
orgaus, would fall stillborn, and be
come a dead letter upon the statute
btioks. l'.ri krpuhh'm.
$2 PER ANNUM.
Why Women Wed.
! Some clever observer of social rela
tions, having looked about among his
n!arr!'d cquaintance8, ventures to
give the following list, with an attempt
1a iudi,ate the reai rea9ons whif.h ;'.
fluence too mauy to marry :
Number one has married for a home,
She Bot tire,1 working in factory or
aching school she thought married
1,e on e.a' th wa "?ut moonlight walks,
buggy rides, new bonnets, and nothing
t0. do; Well, she has got her home;
Wlieiner or not sne 18 tireU 01 the in
cumbrancia this deponent docs not
Number two married becouse she
had seven young sisters and a papa
with a narrow income. She consulted
the interests of her family. Perhaps
she would Ict.er have consulted her
interests by taking in light washing or
6ng "1 bv, tlie ,w,rk
Number three married because Mrs.
sounded so much better than Miss. She
was twenty-nine years and eleven
months old, and another month would
have transformed her into a regular
old maid. Think how awful that would
Number four married because she
wanted somebody to pay her bills.
Her husband married her for precisely
the same rea8?u 80 thev are botu la"
: menting at leisure.
! Number five married because Fanny
we" 88 ,ou,9r . ,01Kfl'
Number six m
I Number six married becauso she
wa9 Poor a.uJ wa,lted riches; she no"
1 8etner m """. to use a sporting
l'hnwe.a number nme s supply of
I TO" don t hold out very long,
I . T'b" t(,n uared because she
I loved her husband with all her heart
i and all hersoul. And she loves him
: still, and will probably continue to
love him, and is the happiest wife in
the world so she says.
We have all the right motive at
I last one which, when sanctified by a
j desire and resolution to prove and ele
. vate each other, and to live true and
holy livei before God, caunot fail to
call down the blessings of heaven.
But sad is the fate of those who marry
from wrong motives to escape their
: share of life's work or to get so rue
: thing for which they have nothing to
give in return.
Tbe "Fat Contributor," Gris, of the
m1 i . i r 1 1
vincuiuaii Jiwiea, nas mo luuowiuz in
regard to an old conductor promoted
to train. dispatcher: "Habit was very
strong with the ex-conductor. As he
i t in the office be would start every
I time he heard a bell ring, and yell
AI1 aboard. men tie would go
about the office at intervals and try to
collect fare of the assistants. We
dropped in causually one afternoon,
nd Billy wanted to know if we had a
paw- He couldn't get accustomed to
new position at all. He pined to
1)8 BH'n on the road. One day he
oeggad the boys to put him through a
collision, which they did to hia entire
gratification. They tore bis clothes
nearly ofT, blackened his eyes, broke a
kerosnne lamp over his head, and piled
a "d-hot stove en top of him. Billy
was in an ecstaey of delight, and de-
clared he hadn't enjoyed himself ao
' much since he had a bile."
Beechersays: I believe in novels.
I think that if they are good they are
useful. 1 believe that they are no
more to he disallowed than any other
part of literature. They can he made
to serve the very best ends of economy
of virtue aud morality, to say nothing
of religion; but a man who feeds on
nothing else but these, how miserable
and how wretched he is! These are
the whips and syllabubs of lifo. They
are not the bread nor the meat. They
are tho confections of life. But ought
a man to sit down and cat sugar plums
for his dinner, aud nothing but sugar
The Detroit Free Tress says : "Yes
terday, on one of tho ferry boats, a pas
senger saw a man bring aboard a
bushel basket, and while looking
around, seeking to seo under tho cover
a roll of tho boat sent him head first
into tho basket with a loud crash.
Drawing his head out, tho fellow ex
claimed: "Why, hang it, them's ui'S,
them is!" Aud so they were, and ho
paid two cents apiece for the thirteen
which were ru!ied umlar big Lsad."
Rates of Advertising.
One Square (1 Inch,) on Inanrtlon....! '."
Onr, square " ono month "I
'ineSciiaro ' three month..- 1
OneNfiiaro " ono year 10 ')
Two Siiiare, ono year 13 t.i
Quarter Col. " .y I 0
Half " " so
Ono " " ioo n
P.usinoH Cards, not exooeding ono ieb
in length, $10 per year.
I.pffal notices rtt established rUw.
These rates aro low, ami no dovit.!iri
vjll he mrelo, or diwriinination anion
patrons. Tho rates ottered are such. s.s
will make it to tho ail vmitniteof men ilc ... t.
business in the limits of tho circulation of
the paner to advortiso liberal lr.
The Story of a Well Known Oil Man.
On Monday lust Mr. Henry Fisher,
of Tidioute, one of the wealthiest i'j1
most respectable citizens of this rcg; ."),
visited the Milton Farm, on the Alle
gheny Valley Railroad. Mr. Fisher
visited that locality on bnsiness.whch
is a way Mr. Fisher has.and after trans
acting his business Mr. Fisher proceed
ed to return that is he took pR9:ic;
on the train bound for Oil City. As
is usual on passenger trains, a con l'ic
tor was aboard, aud on his interog-tf-ing
Mr. Fisher for bis ticket or equiv
alent, could obtain neither. Mr. Vi'i
er was "strapped." He had lost, his
pocket-book and contents ; whe;i or
where was a conundrum which reman
ed unsolved. The loss of the pocket
book did not bother Mr. Fisher in tint
least, but the loss of its contents wkh
rather cmbarrasing for the time bei;r.
In fact, such a loss would tickle the
ribs of an umbrella. The pocket-bonk
contained $175 in greenbacks; on
$50 5-20 bond with all the ceupoos
attached, which was preserved as a
curiosity, a solitaire diamond pin val
ued at $150; three railroad passes;
several business cards, etc. Mr. Fish
er quietly kept his own counsel as t
his loss, and also kept one eye open for
Last evening, Mr. Fisher took pas
sage at Oil City on the up train fur
Titusville, and was a little surprised
at observing his diamond pin adorniu
the shirt bosom of a young man who.se
visible means of support are limited,
and whose front, name is E. C. Cook.
It is unnecessary to say that your.g
Cook was "captured," but such was
the case. Mr. Fisher asked him if he
was not sporting property that belong
ed to other parties, when Cook replied
that "he'd give 'er up" the property,
uot the conundrum and accordingly
handed Mr. Fisher his pin, pocket
book, passes, anil ten dollars in money.
Cook stoted that be had found t'.is
pocket book, but did not tell when or
where, and that he sold the bond in Ti
tusville, and had squandered the pro
ceeds and the balance of the money ;
that be had been offered $100 for the
pin, but thought it worth more and eo
held it for a "rise." He also stater!
that he did not know to whom tb-i
property belonged, which was undoubt
edly true, as Mr. Fisher's name doco
rated the differeut passes, cards, etc.
Not wishing to create a disturbance.
Mr. Fisher allowed the young man tc
depart in peace, though, had jut tice
been done, he would undoubtedly bare
departed iu pieces.
Anecdote of Webster.
A correspondeut of Harper's Month
ly says :
In looking over an old note-boat of
my fathor's, written many years ago, I
came across an anecdote which, if it
has never appeared in print before, is
too good to be lost While John
Branch, of Xorth Carolina, was Gen
eral Jackson's Secretary of tho Navy,
he, Tazewell, and Daniel Webster were
walking on the north side of tho Poto
mac, at Washington, Tazewell, willing
to amuse himself with Branch's sim
plicity, said : "Branch, I'll bet you a
ten-dollar hat that you are on tbe other
side of the river."
"Done," aaid Branch.
"Well," said Tazewell, pointing t.t
the opoosite shore, "isn't that oue sido
of the river?"
"Then, as you are here, are you not
on the other side :"
"Why, I declare," aaid poor Branch,
"so it is! But here comes Webster,
I'll win back the bat from him."
Webster had lagged behind, but now
came up, and Branch accosted him :
"Webster, I'll bet yeu a ten-dollar
hat that I can prove that vou are on
the other side of the river.1'
"Well, isn't this one side!"
"Well, isn't that the other side 1"
"Yes, but I am not on that sido :"
Branch hung his head aud submit
ted to the loss of the two hats as quiet
ly as he could,
When they petition in England,
they do it in earnest. At a late meet
of Parliament, two distinguished mem
bers were to be seen hauling into tho
House and up to the table in front of
the speaker what appeared to be a bale
of merchandise. It was a petition
against the Contagieus Dieaoea Act,
signed by two hundred and fifty thou
sand two hundred and eighty-three
women residing in one hundred and
thirty-four boroughs, villages, ami
other places in tho United Kingdom.
Hie petition prays for tho uncondition
al repeal of the act as immoral and
subversive of the personal security
hitherto enjoyed by womeu equally
with meu. lt is needless to say that a
petition of this magnitude runuot slip
into the waste paper basket unobserved.
A young man savs that there miv
have been such a thing as real true
love in old times, but that now the no
tion obsolete, and if you afk a lady
now-a-days to share your lot, she im
mediately wants to kuow how large
that "lot" is.
Cure fer train on tiie blow it fir.