The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, July 04, 1871, Image 1

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VOL. IV. NO. 14.
TIONESTA, PA., TUESDAY, JULY 4, 1871.
$2 PER ANNUM.
TIONKSTALODGK.NO. 477,
X. O. CK T.
Meets every Wednesday evening, at t
o'clock.
W. R. DUNN, W. C. T.
M. W. TATE, W. 8.
WTOB FITTIS. MILES W. TAT.
PKTTIS A TATE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Aim rtt, TIONESTA, PA.
Isaac Ash,
ATTORNEY AT IjAW, Oil City, Pa.
Will practice In the various Courts of
Forest County. All business entrusted to
kit care will receive prompt attention,
lflly
W. W. Mason,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office on Elm
C. W. Gilflllan,
k TTORNEY AT LAW, Franklin, Ye-
IUV 1,0., X It
tt
N. B. Smiley,
ATTORNEY aT LAW, Petroleum Cen
tre, Pa. Will practice In the several
Oonrta of Forest County. 86-ly
Holaies House,
nroNESTA. PA., opposite the Depot
A C. D. Mable, Proprietor. Uood 8ta-k-dng
connected with the house. - tf.
Jos. Y. Saul,
PRACTICAL Harness Maker and Sad
dler Three doers north of Hormes
House, Tlonesta, Fa. All work Is war
ranted, tf.
Syracuse House, .
TIDIOUTtf, Pa., J. AD Maokx, Prople
tors. The house has been thoroughly
refitted and Is bow la the first-class order.
with the best of accommodations. Any
formation concerning Oil Territory at
this point will be choorful! v furnished,
-ly J. AD. MAG EE,
, Xxchanga Hotel,
LOWER TIDIOUTE, Pa., D.'S. Rams
vsr.t. A 8ok Prop's. This bouse having
HnrfDiMiiDow me moHiuesirniHt-Buip-ptnjr,
plane In Tidloute. A good Milliard
(loom attached. 4-ly
National Hotel,
rovrvvwiv -d 1. tit a ttu 1.--i.
. , Proprietor This hotel Is Nkw, and Is
.ow open as a A rut class house, situate at
v ne Junction rf the Oil Creek A Allegheny
liver and Philadelphia A Erie Railroads,
pposite the Depot. Parties having to lay
ver trains will And this the most oonven
ent hotel in town, with first-class accora
oodations and reasonable uharges. . tt
Tifft Sons A Co.'s
NEW ENGINES. The undersigned have
for sale and will receive orders for the
above Engine. Messrs. Tint 80ns A Co.
are now sending to this market their 12
Horse Power Engine with 14-Horso Power
Boiler peculiarly adapted to doep wells.
Okficks at Duncan t Chall'snt's, dealers
In Well Fixtures, Hardware, Ac, Main St,
next door to Chase Iloune, Pleosautrilla,
nd at Mansion House, Titusville.
tf. - K. BRETT A SON, Agents.
Jotr K. Hallock,
TTORNEY AT LAW and Solicitor of
il Patents.No. 665 French street(opposite
Reed House) F.rle, Pa. Will practice in
the several State Courts and the United
tat-s Courts. Special attention given to
aolicitirg patents for Inventors Infringe
ments, re-issue and extension of patents
tMrelull v attended to. lteitireuoes: lion.
James Campbell, Clarion: Hon. Johu S.
Ricbmoad, (dead villa; W. E. Lathy." Ti-
onesuu x 1
Dr. J. L. Acorrb,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, who has
had II flee n years' experience in a large
and successful practice, will attend all
Professional Calls. OtlU-e in his Drug and
Grocery Store, located iu Tidioute, near
Tidioute House.
IN HIS STORE WILL BE FOUND
A full assortment ef Medicines, Liquors
Oils, Cutlery, and fine Groceries, all of the
best quality, and. will be sold at reasonable
rates.
H. R.URQESS. an experienced Drug.
a 1st from New York, has charge of the
store. All prescriptions put up accurately,
W, P, MerciUlott,
Attorney at Law.
IBEAIi ESTATE ACS EXT.
TIONESTA, PA.
T-it
JOHN A. OALf , PRltT.
HH A. PROPER, V1CI MUT, A. M. STEELS, CASHR,
TI02S:EST.A.
SAVINGS BANK,
Tlonesta, Forest Co., Ta.
This Bank transact a General Bonking,
Collecting and Exchange business.
Drafts on the Principal Cities of the
Lnited Slates and Europe bougutaiiuHOKl.
Gold and Silver Coin and Government
Securities bauirbt and sold. 7-80 Bonds
converted on the most favorable terms.
IntoroHt allowed on time deposits.
Mar. 4, tf.
NOTICE.
DR. J. N. BOLARD, of Tidioute, has
rcturusd to his practice alter an ab
sence of four mouths, spent in the Hospi
tals or JNew xorK, wuore i wut aiumu
calls in his profession.
Olllce in Eureka Drug Store, Sd door
uuove iue uuua, x luiuuie, irtu tvu
WANTED AGENTS FOR
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:
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MARINE, INLAND & FIRE INSURANCE
Assets Jan; 1, 1809, $2,348.32339
$20,000,000 looses paid since its orfranlsa-
lion. wm. riUULJbK, central Agent,
Uorrlsburg, Pa.
MILES W. TATE, Agent in Ti-
oneeta, Forest County, Pa.
86m
REDUCTION OF PRICES
TO CONFORM TO
REDUCTION OF DUTIES
GREAT SAVING TO CONSUMERS.
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eVHend for our new Price List and a
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fuil dlrcotions making a large saving to
consumer and remunerative club organ
izera
The Circa t American Tea
Comimiiy,
81 A S3 VESEY STREET,
P. O. Box 643. NKW YORK, U-4t
500 VOLUMES IN OXE.
AGENTS WANTED
FOR
The Library of Poetry and Song,
Reiug Choice Selections from the Best
PocU, English, HoiU-h, Irish and Ameri
can. V ith an Introduction by
WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT.
Under whose critical supervision the
volume whs oomnilod.
The haudHniiirt and cheapest subscrip
tion book exutnt. Over koO paos, beauti
ful! v printed, choictely illustrated, hand.
souiolv bound. A Library of over 600
volumes In one book, whose contents, of
no ephemeral nature or Interest, win never
grow old cr stale. It cau be, and will be
read and re-read with pleasure hy old and
vounir. as lonir as its leaves hold together,
44 A m,rfpt uurnriHH. KeATcelv snvthinif
all all a favorite, or at all worthy of plut eW
here, is neKlettod. It is a book for every
household." Jv. r. Jluif.
14 ne know of no ,'similar collection in
the English 1iwii;uh"j which, in copious
noss uml fuiit'ity of seloctiou und arrange
ment, can at all oou)jure with it." .V. Y.
Terms lilerttl. Selling very rapidly.
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June 0, 1871.
SUBSCRIBE for tie Forest RepubUorn
It will pay.
A PLEA FOR EGGS.
Be gentle to the new laid eggs,
For they are brittle things j
They cannot fly until they're hatched
And have a pair of wings.
If once you break the tender sholl,
The wrong you can't redress j
The yolk and white will all run out,
And make a dreadful "mess."
'Tis but a little while at best
The hens have power to lay
To-morrow eggs may addled be
That were quite fresh to-day.
Oh I lot the touch be light
That takes them from the keg I
There Is no man whose cunning skill
Can mond a broken egg.
Ay, touch it with a tender touch,
For, till the egg is blled,
Who knows but that unwittingly.
It may be smashed and spilod !
The Summer breeze that 'gainst it blows
Ought to be stilled and hushed ;
For eggs, like youthful purity,
Are awful when they're squashed.
The Carpenter of Marmonte.
Marmonte was a walled town in a
proTince of France, in one ot the
houses near th6 ramparts lived a car
penter, named Benoit. He was a
sober man, who said little. He had
followed several trades : been a sol
dier; traveled a great deal ; and had
many adventures; but as be never
spoke of them, the towns-people
thought he had nothing good to tell.
The only person he was at all cordial
with was an old soldier named Trappe,
who had saved his life in battle. This
man was a great talker and boaster,
and, Benoit suspected, a knave. He
had set up a barber's shop in a street
near bv. One evenincr he called unon
Benoit, to ask him to drink a bottle of
wine at the ehevml noir with two old
comrades who had served in his regi
ment. At first Benoit refused; but
when Trappe told him it was also the
anniversary of the battle in which he
had saved nis life, he accepted, and in
sistcd on paying the score. When he
reached the cabaret, he found two ill
looking fellows whom he had never
seen before. They sat drinking to
gether in the public room until nearly
Benoit, after spending more money
than he had ever spent at an inn in
Marmonte before, bade them good
night andaawent home, followed by
Trappe, who was talking loudly, up to
the room where Madame iseuoit and
her son were. Trappe laughingly
forced them to drink two glasses of
wine with him. Benoit, annoyed,
walked to the window, and when he
turned around, was astonished to find
Trappe gone. He remembered this
afterward, but thought little of it at
the time, he was so sleepy with the
wine,
He then fastened hia doors and
windows and went to bed
The next morning he was astonished
to find his shop door ajar, and. on
going up to his lumber loft that the
window was open. He said nothing,
for it was not his custom to talk about
what he did not understand. On go
ing to his work, he found the whole
town in excitement and talking about
a great robbery committed during the
night. He soon perceived, too, that
he was avoided, and many cast strange
glances at him. Then he overheard a
neighbor say :
"I noticed Benoit'a shop-door open
ed last night after eleven o'clock, a
most uausual thing; no lights
police "
He passed on, so Benoit heard no
more, but kis suspicions were aroused.
He felt sure Trappe did not leave his
house the night before till all were
asleep, and that he bad opened the
door to the robbers. He remembered
the wine, too. He went to the barber's
shop.
"Trappe," said he, "thou hast saved
my life ; I shall say nothing."
The next day Trappe disappeared.
From this time proofs seemed to ac
cumulate against Benoit. The police
found the tracks of the robbers from
his roof to the ramparts. A silver
spoon belonging to a family who had
been robbed of their plate, was found
tinier the window of the lumber-loft.
Benoit was arrested and brought be
fore the court. The judge asked him,
"if he left the door and window open ?"
He answered, "No."
"Then," said the judge, "do you
know who did open them ?"
"No," said Benoit for he did not
know that Trappe had done it
"Do you sunpectany one?"
"No, monsieur. As I am suspected
unjustly, I have no right to suspect
others."
In short, he answered every ques
tion honestly, without inculpating
Trappe. The judge, fiudiug no proof
J
'ree'
agaiust him, was obliged to set him
It was evident to bun, however,
from the manner of his discharge, and
the talk of the people about the court,
that he was still suspected. He show
ed no emotion, but went quietly home.
After embracing his wife and son, who
were transported with joy to see him
again, he raid to the latter :
"Sylvester,? you will hear every
where that although I am acquitted, I
am no less thought a knave. Be not
disquieted ; this will not last forever."
His wife was frightened at what he
said, and did not believe it. She went
out to talk with her neighbors. Some
turned their backs and would have
nothing to say to her; others looked
at her with pity and shrugged their
Bhoulders, as if te say :
"roor woman, it is not her fault I
Others declared to her what they
thought.
Alter defending her husband warm
ly, she returned Dome weepine, and
saying that she "would live no longer
in JHarrnonte.
"If I co away." said Benoit. "I
shall leave a bad name behind me."
"But what good will it do for you to
remain?" asked Madame Benoit.
"I mean to recover my rood reputa
tion," answered he.
"But you will lose all your custo
mers 1"
"No." said Benoit. "for I will be the
best carpenter in town."
"I here are others quite as good as
you ; what will you do to make your
self better than they ?" said his wife.
"By taking the most difficult work
and trying to maki it perfect."
Benoit had work on hand when he
was arrested. He hastened to finish it.
He did it so well, so promptly, and so
reasonably, that the firm continued to
employ him in spite of their bad opin
ion of him. II arose two hours ear
lier than usual every morning, and re
tired later; he labored diligently, so
as to hire fewer workmen, and be able
to work cheaper, although he furnished
the best material and workmanship.
Thus he not only kept his own custo
mers, but acquired new ones.
He knew people thought ill of him,
and were often afraid to trust him
alone in a room, but he took no notice,
and quietly smiled to himself. But if
any one spoke rudely to him in the
street, while passing along, he gave
such a look that the insult was never
repeated. He saw, too, how his ac
counts were examined, but he took
care to make them so clear, so detail
ed, and supported them with such
proofs, that his customers sometimes
finished by saying:
"You take more pains than you need
to take."
"No," said he; "I know your opinion
of me. It is necessary that you should
see clearlv that I do not deceive vou."
About this time a house took fire
and threatened the one next to it,
Several workmen tried to prevent the
hre from reaching it, but soon desisted
on account of the danger. Benoit ar
rived at the door of the threatened
house. The servants dared not allow
him to enter without leave from their
master, whom they could not find. He
pushed through them, and eutered the
door, saying:
"If I happen to save the house, you
can see afterward if I have stolen any
thing." tie mounted alone to the top of the
house, where no one dared to follow
him. Passing through a chamber, he
saw a watch lying on the mantelpiece.
He put it in his pocket to prevent its
being stolen ; then thinking if he were
to perish iu the flames, and this watch
found on him, it would prove him a
robber, he concealed it in a vase near
by, climbed to. the spot nearest the
fire, stood where the flames had al
ready reached, and, with a few blowa
of his hatchet, cut off all communica
tion between the two houses.
Coming down, he met the master of
the house. He showed him the watch.
"I put it there," said he, "because I
thought if it were stolen you would
think I took it."
The upright conduct of Benoit, con
stantly seen by the public, began to
make a favorable impression.
A rich man came to the province to
build a large manufactory. He in
quired for the best carpenter in
Marmonte. It was impossible not to
point out Benoit. He employed him,
and was so pleased with his zeal, intelli
gence and uprightness, that he at once
pronounced him an honest man. As
he was a person of importance, this
produced great effect.
The reputation of Benoit as a work
man soon extended throughout the
province. He was put in charge of
great enterprises. He was even able
to uudertake smaller ones on his own
account. This brought him in contact
with men of all classes, and every one
spoke highly of him. He was watch
ed no longer.
People still wondered how his win
dow and door came to be open on the
night of the robbery, and many be
lieved he could have told. The rich
man who had empleyed him to build
his manufactory, aud who was very
much interested in him, told him he
ought to explain the eircuointau.ee.
"Why should I?" asked Benoit.
"My reputation, for honesty is estab
lished.'' The adventure was almost forgotten,
when a robber named Trappe was ar
rested iu a neighboring province, who
confessed that he committeiTtbe deed
which had nearly ruined poor Benoit.
"Well," said Benoit quietly, whon
the towus-people came to congratulate
him "I was sure an honest man could
not always pass for a knave."
Pleasure. Tis pleasant to watch
the pale, silvery moou, when bright
clouds are passing it by ; so it is to be
born with a silver spoon in one's
mouth to eat sugar and pie. It is
pleasant to hear the sweet robin bird
sing, his gay song of the rising sun ;
'tis pleasant to taste the keen pepper
sauce stinging, when eating boiled eggs,
oh I 'tis fun. 'Tis pleasant to ramble
the high creek alone, when the freshet
doth loudly roar, 'tis pleasant to watch
at the sound of the gong, the boarders
rush to the door. Tis pleasant to sail
on the Northern lakes, in a govern
ment revenue cutter, 'tis pleasanter
still to eat buckwheat cakes all cover
ed with lasses and butter. 'Tis
pleasant to ramble the wcods among,
thro' glens and dark shady cloisters,
'tis pleasant to list to your sweet
heart's song, but my gracious l tis fun
to eat oysters l But the pleasure of all
pleasures, the greatest of all, panacea
for minds that are sick, is to sit in the
sun by the side of a wall and whittle a
soft pine stick.
A Chanoe for Capitalists.
A good paper mill situated in
FiankTin would be a paying institu
tion. Papers printed in the Western
end of Pennsylvania are supplied with
paper from points no nearer than
Pittsburgh or Cleveland, much tn their
annoyance by reason of heavy demands
on the mills. A paper mill at this
point.besides commanding a trade with
in a few hours' reach of our city that
would keep it busy, and having facili
ties for transportation almost unequall
ed and not surpassed by any town in
the btate, would have the advantage
ef an exhaustless water-power. We
do not exaggregate when we say that
in point of water-power Frankliu has
a superiority over any of our neigh
boring towns. The advantages of a
paper mill at Franklin can bo appre
ciated by our neighboring journalists
who have experienced vexatious de
lay in receiving their surplus from a
distance, and we commend the subject
of establishing a mill in our city to
their attention, hoping that a general
discussion of the matter will attract
the attention of some manufacturers
who may see the rich harvest ready to
drop in the lap of enterprise. Some
of our own capitalists might take The
matter in hand, but an experienced
paper manufacturer would be more
apt to make the investment pay. To
be successful in making a paper mill
pay requires as much tact as any oth
er business, therefore we commend the
project to paper men. Venango Spe
tator.
We would like to know if there is
a man on Tioncsta who can beat the
following. If there is, let him now
speak. The Warren Ledger says : .
The championship for the most won,
derful feats of rafting is awarded to t
new contestant, D. Miles, Esq. Our
special interviewer becoming deeply
interested in the bestowment of these
honors, paid a visit on Friday last to
the board landing ot JN. bill, in l'leas
ant Township, and learned the follow'
iug facts : .
Mr. Miles with two full grown assis
tants, and a sprightly lad to furnish
the ice water, bored the bottoms, raft'
ed and bound off during the working
hours' of a single day ten thousand nine
hundred and seventy six and a-halj feet
of one and one-eighth inch boards.
Mr. Miles appeared in good working
trim, tough and hardy, that led us to
enquire as to his diet, and were in
formed that the staple articles consist
ed of Allegheny salmon and bass, fried
frogs, mountain oysters, with an
abundance of vegetables, and an in-
terspersion of tee water, to meet re
quirements. Mr. Miles seemed but
slightly fatigued looked remarkably
well ; but was unbounded in indigna
tion that Hall, Crocker, Dunn, Chase,
aud others, should presume to be the
champion raftsmen ; and our inter
viewer being of the same opinion con
ceded the championship to Mr. Miles.
On Saturday, the 12th iust., G.
L. Disbrow of Captain of the Wizard
boat club of this city, forwarded a
challenge to the second crew of the
Undiue boat club, to pull them a three
mile race (1 1 mile and return), on the
Fourth of July; the challenge to re
main open ten days. Yesterday a re
ply was received from Authur B.Starr,
of the Undines,accepting the challenge
in behalf of the "Secoud Crew." The
start is to be made at 10:30 a. in.,
weather permitting The course will
probably be from in front of the ele
vators, over the old course, past the
E. t P. docks, turning a stake and
rrturuiug to the starting point. If
some of the gcod citizens of Erie
would make up a purse for the crews
to compete for it would be apt to put
more nerve into the contest by furnish
them a tangible incentive- besides the
empty houor of being victorious.. If
the day is fair and the bay reasonably
smooth, we shall have the pleasure of
witnessing two fine racing crews at
work, whether the citizens are liberal
enough to offer them any encourage
ment or otherwise. Yi Dispatch.
A Boston woman refused to permit
her husband to go on a fishing excur
sion, "because he was very apt to get
drowned when he went upon the water,
and, nioieover, did not know how to
swim more than a goose,"
Walter Scott on Printing.
Sir Walter Scott, in his great histor
ical novel of "Qtienlin Durward,"
finds an opportunity to pay a fine
tribute of the art of printing. In the
magnificent scene where Louis XI. in
troduces Queutin to the splendid apart
ment of the learned UaleottL, that he
may learn from the planets the future
destiny of the young soldier, they hnd
the famous astrologer surrounded by
all the instruments of science, and
poring over a printed book. King
Louis, who instantly recognizes the
specimen of the new art, asks with
surprise how one, before whom the
heaven bad unrolled her celestial vol
umes, could descend to an interest in
the new-fashioned art of multiplying
manuscripts by machinery, lbeseer,
in all the dignity of his great knowl
edge, answers the king: "My brother,
believe me that, in considering toe con
seqences of this invention, I read with
a certain augury, as by any combina
tion of the heavenly bodies, the most
awful and portentous changes. When
I reflect with slow and limited supplies
the stream of science hath hitherto de
scended to us ; how difficult to be oh
tained by those most ardent in its
search; how certain to be neglected
by all who regard their ease ; how lia
hie to be diverted, or altogether dried
up by the invasion of barbarism ; can
I look forwarded without wonder and
astonishment to the lot of a succeed
ing generation, on whom knowledge
will descend like the hrst and second
rain, uninterrupted, unabated, un
bounded ; fertilizing some grounds,
and overflowing others; changing the
whole lorra or social lite ; establishing
and overthrowing religions; erecting
and destroying kingdoms. But not in
our time, my royal brother, will these
changes come ; this new invention may
be likened to a young tree, which is
now planted, but shall, in succeeding
generations, bear fruit as fatal, yet as
precious, as that of the Garden of
Eden ; the knowledge, namely, of good
and evil."
The scene is admirably conceived
for it must be remembered that Louis
although the slave of the superstitious
or bis day, was a man of keen intolli
gence ; that he is believed to have ex
ercised his personal influence to liber
ate Fauet from the prison in which he
bad been thrown on the charge ot hav
ing magically produced manuscripts of
absolutely identical appearance ; and
that he alterwards despatched Jenson
the artist from the royal mint, to sudy
the art in its cradle, the city of Mentz
Jenson, the apt pupil of Schoeffer,
would have prosecuted his art in Paris,
but that the death of Louis deprived
him of his expected assistance ; and
finding a warmer welcome in Venice,
he added his fame to the literary glory
of that great city. iTmteri Virciilar,
Undue Familiarity.
One of the great faults in modern
manners is the habit of undue and im
proper familiarity. Some of the
cleverest of men fall into the way of
squeezing hands in the most violent
manner, of slapping even their seniors
on the back, and other rude modes
emphasizing their familiarity and as
suming a close proximity of persou
quite uncomfortable to persons of good
breeding and taste. Others again have
an offensive and familiar habit of
using personalities, displying a knowl
edge of intimate and strictly private
matters which one would scarcely care
to have known to one's particular
friends, much less the subject of rude
and unmannerly conversation by com
parative strangers.
The Democracy are continually
harping on the extravagance of the
Republican party and crying for re
trenchment and reform. We hope all
the members of both political parties
will note tin fact, that whilst in twenty-eight
months the debt of the city of
tew York, which is under the heel of
the Democracy, has increased 852,510,
560,17, under the administration of
General Grant the taxes have been re
duced one hundred millions, and the
national debt nearly two hundred aud
fifty millions. How could the country
bear up under Democratic ascendeucyf
We feel persuaded that ur years'
rule of the Democracy would render
j the nation bankrupt. l'ittaburgh Oa-
The Mercer
the "Unterrificd'
Press, the organ of
' of Mercer County
I goes on to say :
The abandonment of the vital prin-1
ciple by the llarrioburg Convention
, has already cooled the ardor of tens
; of thousauds of the truest Democrats
' that breathe, who, if the 15th Amend
, is to stand, can see so little difference
betweeu a Kepublieuu aud a Demo
cratic platform as to make it scarcely
worth the trouble to fold up a ticket
i for the bollot box.
There is a fence standing in Ger
I roautown, l'a., which was iu its present
t locatiou iu Revolutionary days, aud
bears marks of the battle tnere. The
boards were originally one inch in
thickucss, but coustuut exposure to
: the weather for a century has red uood
I them to one-third of that.
Pat Colt.
A irentlcman who favors us with
some reminiscences respecting the ear
ly settlement of old Derryheid, xx.xi.,
relates the following anecdote:
When my grandfather resided at
Goffstown aud Deny field, then settled
by the Irish, he hired a wild sortoi an
Irishman to work on his farm. One
day soon after his arrival, ho told him
to take a bridle and go out in the
field and catch the black colt. "i-on I
come without him," said the old gen
tleman. Patrick started and was gone
some time, but as last returned with
out a bridle, with his face and hand
badly scratched, as thougn no uaa re
ceived bad treatment.
"Why, Patrick, what is the mattorr
What in the world ails you T"
"An' faith, isn t it me, your nonor,
that never will catch the old biacs.
colt again T Bad luck to him I An
didn't he all but scratch the eyes out of
mv
head? An' faith bs true as mv
shoulders are my own, I had to
climo
up the tree alter him i
"Climb a tree after himr .Nonsense!
Where is the beast?" .
"An' it's tied to the tree he is to db
shore, yer houor."
We all followed Patrick to the spot
to get a solution of the difficulty, ana
the field we found, to our
amazement, that he had been chasing
a young bear, which he succeeded in.
catchiug alter a great u b
usage oti both sides, and actually tied
it with a bridle to an old tree. Bruin
was kept for a long time, and was ever
after known ns Patrick's colt.
a r. TVtari rnmiLn who came to this
country about a year ago, aud settled
in Pennsylvania recently, grew so
homesick that she became insane and
tterupted to starve berselt, toning uo
food for twenty-two days. av
the end of that time Bhe was helpless,
and was promised if she would eat she
would be taken oaca 10 xrcmuu.
made her friends set the time at two
weeks in which she was to start, and
as they were not ready at the exact
day she took to ner qm w "s""
Seeing it was useless to put her off
they commeuced the journey, when she
began to racover reaBon and health at
once, and is probably now as well
and happy as any one.
The prospects now are that there
will be some liquor drank in the sur
rounding villages on the Fourth or
of July. There will be none used in
Titusville. Tilusville Courier
The "surrounding villages is one
of the Courier's peculiar jokes, but
when that paper asserts that no liquor
will be drank in Titusville on the
Fourth of July, it cannot was ; in the
language of the old lady, "Oh, good
ness my, what a lie !" Are the fafty
eight licensed grog shops, and pro
bably double-that number unlicensed,
in moral Titusville, to. be closed on
the Fourth? If so, very little of the
ardent will be punished. Otherwise
not. Pet. Cen.ltee.
Three years ago a citizen of Boston,
Mr. Z. II. Smith, undertook a tour of
i, .lAin tftina in his own car-
L1IU AkWJ - p.,,
riage, in company with his wife, ine
jouruey, one of the most remarkable
ever made by a lady, was accomplish
ed a few days ago ; and the travelers
returned to their homes last week.
They made with their own horse twelve
thousand miles, and over thirty thous
and by steam, saddle and in Indian
canoes, visiting every mining camp
and village from Montana to Mexico,
at an expense of over 825,000, travers
ing nearly every canon, road or In
dian trail. Their object has been to
embody in lectures the results of their
rich and varied experience.
A church in Little Rock, Arkansas,
had to employ another preacher be
cause the deceased interfered with a
dog fight which one of the young cen
verts had set going in front of the pul
pit in the midst of the service. The
youthful convert fired at the pastor.
He said he believed it was his dog
fight, and he wouldn't stand any for
eign interference.
"Mr. Brown, you Baid the defendant
was honest and intelligent, what makes
you think so, are you acquainted with
him?"
'No, sir, I never seed him."
Why, then do you come to such a
conclusion?"
"'Cause he takes ten uewspapers,
and pays for 'cm in advance."
Verdict for defendant.
A Boston grocer, who excited the
ire of one of his customers by present
ing at his house his bill for goods
rendered, wss waited upon soon after
by a daughter of the debtor, who said:
"I wish you wouldu't coma with that
bill when father's at home it makes
him nervous to be duuued. Tlio
grocer apologized.
. "Ah 1" said a Sunday school teacher,
"Caroline Jones, what do you think
ycu would have been without your
good father aud mother!'" "I suppose,
mum," said Caroline, "1 suppose as I
should ha' beeu a horphan."
Another argument for tlio abolition
of the franking privilege is found iu
the fact that letter writing caused tho
illucts of Colfax.