The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, July 18, 1871, Image 1
J&fef forest gtpuWJttta. In PUBLISHED EVERT TUESDAY, BY W. R. DUNN. Dffioe In Knox's Bulldlrg, Elm. Street TEUMS, 2.00 A YEAR. No Hubtrlptlona rooolvod for a 'shorter . period than three month. Correspondence solicited from all part or tlio country. No notice will be tukon of annonymoua oonimunioauonn. Marriages and Death notices Inserted grans. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. TIONK3TA LODGE, NO. 477. I. O. Gk T. !1oeU every Wednesday evening, at 8 lA o'clock. w. n. DUNN, W. C. T. M.W. TATE, V. M. . II1CWTON rETTlR. MILKS W. TATR, PETTIS & TATE, Attorneys at law, M. h Strert, TTOSKSTA , PA , Isaao Ash, A TTORNEY AT LAW. Oil Citr. Pa. V Will practice in"the various Court of j'orpat county, ah busmen entrusted to i4 rare will roooive prompt attention. 10 ly W. W. Mason, TTORNEY AT LAW. O meson Elm L. Rtreet, above Walnut, Tionenta, Pa. C W. Glinilan, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Franklin, Ve nango Co., l'a. tf. N. D, Smiley, A TTORNEY AT LAW, Petroleum Cen i V tre, Pa. Will practice in the aeveral Ouurta of Forcat County. 35-ly Holme House, T'lONESTA, PA., oppoalte the Pepot. 1 C. D. Mable, Proprietor. Uood Sta bling connected with the houae. tf. Jos. Y. Saul, . PRACTICAL Harneaa Maker and Sad dler. Three doors north of Hoi men Hon!', TloueHta, l'a. All work la war runted, tf. Syracuse House, rpiPIOUTF, Pa., J. AT) Maoke, rrople J. torn. The hoimo has been thoroughly refitted and in now ia the fi rut-clans order, with the bent of aecommodations. Any n formation eonoerninR Oil Territory at this point will be cheerfully furninhed. -ly J. &D. MAUKE, Exchange Hotel, LOWER TIDIOUTE, Pa., T.'S. Rams dkfl A Hon I'rop'a. Thiahouaehaviug been rented ianow the moat desirable stop ping place In Tidioute. A good Billiard Kooiu attached. 4-ly - National Hotel, TRVINETON, PA. W. A. nallcnback, . Proprietor. This hotel is New, and is ow open aa a first elass house, situate at ne junction of the Oil Creek & Allegheny ttiver and Philadelphia A Erie Railroads, pposlte the Popot. Parties having to lay ver trains will lind this the most conven eut hotel in town, with nrat-ctaaa aooom nodations and reasonable charges. tf. Tifft Sons & Co. '8 NEW ENGINES. The undersigned hare for sale and will receive orders for the above Engine. Messrs. Tifft Hons A Co. ere now sending to this market their 12 JlorsoFower Engine with 14-Hortte Power lioiler peculiarly adapted to deep wells. okkh'f at Duncan A ChalUnt's, dealers In Well Fixtures, Hardware, Ac, Main St. next door to Chase House, Pleasantvlllo, and at Mansion House. Tltiisvtllo. tf. K. IIHETT 4 BON, Agents. f Joti K. Hallock, A. TTORNEY AT LAW and Solicitor of J PHtenta,No. 665 French trcet(opposlte Reed House) Erie, Pa. Will practice in t ho hc vera 1 State Courts and the United States Courts. (Special attention given to soliciting patents for Inventors j Ttifrlngo uicnts, rc-ixsue and extension of patents carefully attended to. References: Hon. .fumes Campbell, Clarion ; Hon. John 8. McCalmoiit, Franklin H. L. A A. B. Richmond, Meadville; W. E. Lathy. Tl onesta. ii 7 Or. J. JL. Aconb, PHYSICIAN ANT) SURGEON, who has had fifteen years' experience in a large and succesNful practice, will attend all Professional Calls. Office In his Drug and Grocery Store, located ia Tidioute, near Tidioute -House. IN HIS STORE WILL BE FOUND A full assortment of Medicines, Liquors Tobacco, Cigars, Stationery, Glaus, Paints, 1h. Cutlery, and fine Groceries, all of the lienl quality, and will be sold atieasouable rates. H. R. BURGESS, an experienced Drug piNtfrom New York, has charge of tiie Store. All prescriptions put up accurately. W. P, MercilUott, Attorney at Lw SEAL ESTATE AO EXT. T I 0 N ES T A, PA. StT-tf JOHN . DALE, PRUT. HNA. PSOHS, VICtPSSST. A. H. STEELS, CAIHR, TIOITESTA SAVINGS BANK, Tionesta, Forest Co., Pa. Tills Bank trausacLn a General Banking, t'ollectlng and Exchange Business, Drafts on the Principal Cities of the United States and Europe bought and sold. Gold and Silver Coin and Government Securities' bought and sold. 7-30 Bonds .converted on the most favorable tortus. 1 nUtrest alio wod on tinie deposits. Mar. 4, tf. JVOTICE. DR. . N. BOLARD, of Tidioute, boa returnsd to his practice after an ab sence of four months, aeut in the Hospi tals of New York, where ha will alUmd calls in his profession. OlHce in Eureka Drug Store, 8d door thove the bunk, Tidioute, Pa, 4Utf WANTED AGENTS FOU Triumphs off Enterprise, BY JAMES PARTON. A New Book, 700 octavo pages, well illustrated, iuUmaely inUirestiug, and very instructive. Exclusive territory given, our Terms aro the moat Liberal. Apply m iih, und sue if tlvev are not. A S. JIM i. . ('(.. H iiH..r(, I nnu. Ui. Forest ".Lot us have Faith VOL. IV. NO. 15. GREAT EXCITFIY1ENT! t thaStore of D. S. KNOX, fc CO., Elm St., ionesla Fa. -o We are In dally receipt o, tie argestand MOST COMPLETE atock GltOCEIlIIH and rnoYisioxs, EVER BROUGHT TO THIS MARKET BOOTS & SHOES ! FOR TUB MILLIONS! which we aro determined to sell regardless of prices. House Furnishing Goods, Iron, Nails, Machine tools, Agricultural Implements, Ac, Ac,, Ac,' which we offer at greatly re duced prices. FURNITURE ! FURNITURE ! ! of all kinds, PARLOR SUITS, CHAMBER SETS, LOUNGES, WHATNOTS, SPRING BEDS, MATRE8SES, LOOKING GLASS ES, fec., Ac., Ac, In ENDLESS VARIETY. Call and see, 7-tf D. S. KNOX, A CO. INSURANCE CO. OF NORTH AMERICA, No. 232 Walnut St Phila. Incorporated 1794. Charter Ferpetual MARINE, ISUND& FIRE INSURANCE Assets Jan; 1, 1809, $2,348.82339 I2n.000.000 losses nald since its oraranlza- tlon. WM. 1IU11LEU, Central Agent, uarrisuurg, l'a. MILES W. TATE, Agent in Ti onesta, Forest County, Fa. o nni REDUCTION OF PRICES TO CONFORM TO REDUCTION OF DUTIES GREAT SAVING TO CONSUMERS. BY GETTING UP CLUBS. teauSend for our new Price List and a Club Form will aoooinpany it, containing fuil directions making a large aaving to eonsiuuer and remunerative club organ ize ra The Great American Tea Company, lit at io Vx-JSKY HTKEKT, P. O. BOX 5013. NKW YORK. 12-4t 50O TOLl'JIIvS IX OXE. AGENTS WANTED FOR The Library of Poetry and Song, ' Roing Choice Selections from the Best can. With an Introduction by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT. Under whose critical supervision the volume was compiled. The handsomest and cheapest subscrip tion book extant. Over hoo pages, beauti fully printed, choicely illustrated, hand somely bound. A Library of over 600 volumes in one book, whose contents, of no ephemeral natureorintercst. will never grow old or stale. It can be, and will bo read and re-read with pleasure by old and young, as long as its leaves hold together, ii" A perfect surprise. Scarcely anything an an a lavoriie, or ai an wormy 01 piaoe here, is neglected. It is a book for every household?' AT. y. Mail. "we know of no similar collection In the English language which, in copious uess and felicity of selection and arrange ment, can at all compare with it." JV. J'. 4 imwi. Terms liberal. Selliner very rapidly. Sond for Circular and Terms to J. It. I'OHH A CO., 27 Park 1'la. o, N. Y. June 0, lt71. ITJHUUBE for Forest Republic O Jt will pay, that Right makos Might; and SUB ULMIS. BY OIO. U CATL1S. Under the elms we walked As the moon waa climbing the sky, And vowed, as we tenderly talked, Together to live and to dio. How little, how little wo thought, When living those moments of bliss, That hard-hearted time could have brought Such cold separation as this. And yet was there not in each heart A vague apprehension j a dread That after all this, we might part And be to each other as doad T Ah yes 1 for It waa but a dream, A sunset that sinks in the sea, A waif floating down on life's stream, For now she is dead unto me. Under the elms I walk As the moon ia climbing the sky, And vow as unanswered I talk, That alone I will live and will die. Broaching a Mine. Among the many dancers the Cor niih miners have to battle against, one of the greatest arises from accidental ly carrying the excavation too close to some disused pit, that perhaps many years since has been boarded and earthed over, and in course of time forgotten. When miners have reason to sus pect that such is the case a suspicion generally caused by a greater exuda tion of water than is usual they at once proceed to whatistechnilly term "hole it ;" and the following descrip tion of the holing or emptying a pit of water may best be given in the words of an old Cornish miner, one of the principal actors in the undertak ing: "Well, you sec, sir, we were work ing two hundred fathoms down run ning a level due ntrth and to our surprise the further we went the more moist the earth got, till on going to work one morning, we found the whole end of the wall covered with drops of dew. Seeing this, it struck all of us at once that there must be a pit at no great distance, and (as they a'most alius are) full of water. Fancy this, sir; a body o water reaching many fathoms above you are working only separated from it by a thin crust of clay, putting you in the momentary fear of this giving way, and the water rushing in upon you 1 "However, there it was and must be got rid of, and this, too, by 'driving or 'holing' right into it ; for if left we should never be safe, or tell when we might come unaware across one of the many levels or shafts which run such numerous ways aud depths. "When the captain of the mine learned of its existence an offer was soon made on tolerable generous terms to any who chose to empty it : which offer six of us accepting, we at once proceeded with our dangerous task. "The first thing we did was to put up strong frame work with doors at tached, opening inward toward the old pit, so that the instant the mine was holed, by running and closing the doors in passing, the mass of water would be kept back for a time long enough, at all events, as we hoped, for us to .reach the ladders. "After placing three of these safety valves, as we called them, along the level at short distances apart, we pro ceeded slowly.and cautiously with the more dangerous part of our work. Bit by bit we cot nearer to the old mine. at every blow of the sledge on the borer expecting the rush ot water to follow, often fearing to strike more than one blow before running for our lives, till the constant dread which we were alius in so worked on the nerves of the bravest that even a falling stoue wouiu De sumcient to put every one ot us to flight. "Never shall I forget the morning when at last we did get through ; and I can a'most fancy seeing one o my mates as he then stood with the uorer held up ready for another to strike, the rest of us watching for the blow to fall, and preparod to run if necessary. "At last, while every eye was fixed on 'em, the steel hammer rang on the borer, which in another second was sent whizzing faraway down the level, as with a horrible roar the water came tearing aud crushing through the earth. "It was a run then for life, sir: and in a far shorter time than I can tell it, wo were through the first door way, and in the act of swinging to the next, when the first was dashed against it ; but, thank God, this for a time resisted the pressure of the water, or I should not be here telling of it. "On we speed, our only hope of safe ty lying in gaining the ludilders before the last door cave way ; and what a distance they seemed, when even a few moments gained might rescue us from death! Breathless, at last we reached them, and had but assended a lew rounds when, with a bang whirl crash the water was upon us, and, last as we climbed, like sorao horrid monster seeking our destruction, it glided up step for step with us. "Even now a shuddering fueling creeps over mo as I call to mind the fierce struggle it was to climb luster than the WHter rose. Faint and weary, we still toic upward, for tlio re.-t only Republican. in that Faith lot us to the end, TIONESTA, PA., TUESDAY, a few mements would, to a certainty, have been 'death.' Up, up, with our dread enemy gaining on our flagging footsteps; now with the cold water gliding to our knees, yet still with re newed desperation struggling on. Thank Heaven the adit was at last reached, and wo were saved. Drag ging our exhausted limbs a few feet higher, we watched the dread torrent rushing through this outlet. Then it was that, giving a glance toward my comrades, I find there are but two left. Yes, sir, six of us went down ; three only came up. Whether they were overtook in the level or washed from the ladders none could tell, for death was too closely following us at the time to allow of us bestowing a thought on our poor mates. However, we thought a deal more about them on reaching the mouth of the pit, where stood their pale-faced, anxious wives scanning us on coining io grass, anu asking, wttn a lrightened cry, 'Where are our hus bands?' "We could only point down to the roaring cull, lor our hearts were too full to utter even the simple word aeaa. The Editor. An exchange who knows "how it is himself," says : "The editor is always at leisure, consequently he is ready to receive visitors at all hours. Any man who hasn't anything- else to do. can run in for an heur or two, talk of the weather, the crops, his wife and children. It don't make any differ ence what the editor is doing. Go for him. Give him your idea of what the party policy should be, and tell him the party will go to the devil if he don't do as you advise. If he happens to be reading a proof, don't shut your mouth, but keep gabbling, and when it is corrected ask him to let you see it. Be sure and disagree with him about the spelling of a word. If he is writing, get hold, if you can, of tho copy, and snow him the false position he has assumed in the opening of the article. If you have anything you wish to go into the local column, get it all mixed up in giving it to the "Local," aud when it comes out in the next issue, word for word as you gave it, call him an ass, with a warm adjec tive before it. When you are through with the editor, drop ii.to the compos ing room. If the foreman is busy tell him stories." Kun your hand careless ly over the matter on the stone, and if you can succeed in knocking it into "pi," you have achieved something wonderful; if you don't get kicked out of doors trot around to each case and ask the compositors what they are on; if you can sing or go through a double-shufllo, don't let the opportuni ty slip! go in heavy. Finally wander away, and if curses, both loud and deep, don't follow you,then we are mis taken as to the nature of editors and printers. Some interesting facts regarding, walking, and lying down are grouped in a lecturo by Piof. Burt G. Wilder. In man, the great toe is the essential part of the foot in standing and walk ing. In the ape this is a thumb, stand ing out from the side of the foot, and has no pewcr of supporting or pro pelling. The ape cannot carry him self erect. But put man on all fours, like an ape, and the enormous disad vantage appears at once. The bead hangs as a great weight, with no ade quate muscles to support it. The curve of the back is such that the kuees touch the ground, and we have to raise the thighs in order to make the feet touch the ground. Man's foot ia called a plantigrade foot that is, it has the whole sole flat upon the ground. One other animal, the bear, has a plantigrade foot, but he uses it in a different fashion; ho lifts the whole foot together and puts it down flat, while tuna strikes with the heel first and rolls forward upon each toe alternately. The erect attitudo is maintained only by a constant though unconscious control of tho muscles of tho leg by the brain. The length of a man is greater when he is lying flat than his Light when ho is standing. In the former enso the body stretches it self; iu the latter it settles down upon itself. A man is shorter when stand ing on one foot alone. He is shorter again when walking. For this reason ladies' skirts, which just clear the ground when they are standing, drag on the pavement as soon as they begin to walk. The different parts of the body are bent upon each other, and also swing from one side to the other. A very singular fact connected with walking is that one side of tho body tends to outwalk the other, l'ersous with their eyes shut cannot walk in a straight line for any length of time; and persons who are lost in the woods or parairies are sure to travel in a cir cle. There is a greater tendency to the right than to the left. The curative power of excitement was curiously illustrated the other day iu a Connecticut hospital. A rheu matic patient, suddenly discovering the corpse cf a suicide- iu the next cot to his own, sprang out a.id ran nimbly out of the room, without stopping to hv "Good morning" t) liis irutclic." dare do our duty as we understand if-LINCOLN. JULY 18, 1871. Death of a Noble Hunter. Joseph Worley, a veteran, recently died at Bridgeport, Ta., at the ad vanced age of 102 years. Some time in early life Worley and his brother Jacob, who seems to have been as he roic as the other, drifted toward Fort Henry, occuping the point where Wheeling now stands, and here they became acquainted with the famous Iewis Wetzel, one of the most noted hunters of American pioneer history, Worley.who was several years Wetzel's junior, was bis very intimate lriend, aud his almost constant companion in the woods. On one occasion, having discovered lresh evidences ot the pres ence ot a party ot Indians in the neighborhood of the settlements, etzel and m orley undertook to ascer tain their whereabouts. They followed their tracks lor several miles, and be came so intent upon their prey, as to scarcely become aware ot the distances they had wandered from the settle ments, until they had gone 11 or 12 miles south, and nearly opposite to the point where the Baltimore and Ohio II. R. now strikes the Ohio river. Here they came upon a camp of Indians, who discovered the hunters about the same time they were themselves dis covered. Both parties took to the trees,, aftel the custom of Indian fighting, but the Indians greatly outnumbered the others. Six or seven stalwart and trained Indian warriors of the Huron tribe were now pitted against two de termined hunters ; aud, as if to add to the danger of their position, Wetzel was recognized by the Indians as their implacable enemy. Now began a duel a running fight a life-and-death contest. No reinforcements could reach the hunters until they had trav eled at least ten miles, and long before that their wily foes could overpower them in all probability. Yetjtlieydo termined to sell their lives dearly. Wetzel took command and Worley obeyed implicitly. A tall Huron warrior was the first to fall. He rushed out from his covert with a yell, thinking they were unpre pared for the sudden attack, or would readily yield to the force of superior numbers. But in this he was mistaken, and his life paid the penalty. For a moment or so afterwards the other In dians were silent, apparently awe struck, but in that interval Wetzel had again loaded his gun. Several shots were fired at him, but he was se curely shielded by a tree. And so from tree to tree for four exciting miles the hunters dodged and crept. Another warrior, in seeking stealthily to cut off their retreat, was killed, and the others became more cautious. Once Wetzel put his cap on the ramrod, as though peering round the tree, and when the Indians shot a bullet through it, he let it drop to the ground. The others rushed out, when two more fell. The movements were now carried on, on both tides, with the utmost caution. The hunters worked their way grad ually toward the fort; the three re maining Indians becoming every mo; meut more anxious. One of their number, perhaps while carefully climb ing a tree on the opposite side from the hunters, with a view of starting them from their lurking place, uncon sciously exposed himself, and was wounded by one of the hunters ; where upon the Indians, having trusted so long to the superiority of their num bers, and having a peculiar awe of Wetzel, stole away into the depths of tho woods, leaving the hunters to re turn ts tho fort to recount what waa even then esteemed a marvolously he roic feat. One of the lay speakers in a Metho dist conference illustrated Ins readi ness to frateruizo with the southern brethren, and his feelings toward them, by the story of the two men that would not speak to each other ; but one, having been converted at a camp meeting, on seeing his former enemy, held out his hand, sayiug: "How d'ye do, Kemp? lam humble enough to shake hands with a dog." Mrs. Johnson, of Leavenworth knows a better way to get her rights than by making speeches about them. A lawyer sued her for fifty dollars lutely. Mrs. J. said she had no money, and couldn't hire a lawyer to plead her caso, but slio was not afraid to leave it to such a fiuo looking gentlemanly jury. Iheu smiled on them, lhey were only out live minutes and return ed with a verdict for defendant and a bouquet for Mrs. Johnson. Figaro represents two married ladies chatting about their husbands. "What" says one of them, "you permit your husband to smoke in your rooms?" "Certainly I do, but ho spends his evenings with me," replied tho other. "les, at that price! "Aly dear friend a shrewd wife avails herself of her husband's faults to repress his vices." There is a littlo railroad near Bay- on Sara, La., that runs to Woodvill on a very uncertain schedule. A ' btranger cuino iu the other day aud in-' quired how often that steam cur made trips to the country. The party iu- ; terrogated said "tri-wcekly." "What do you mean by tri-wcekly?" The an- I swer was, "It goes up ono week nnd tru st to conn) down tlie nexl. I $2 PER ANNUM. A California Monte Cristo. Alvina Ilayward is the hero of a story equal to "Monte Cristo." He is a Vermonter who operated with a man named Chamberlaine in a gold head which was full of indication but yield ed nothinir tangible, f .'hnmherlnina went away disconsolate, giving Ilay ward all his interest. The latter work ed at the thing ft r months, and was buried deeper and deeper into the ground, but at last his family were next to starving, all his laborers left him, and he knew of no friend the world except Chamberlaine. "My God 1" he said to this man, who had been engaged in stock raising, "I am on the verge of this great strike. I know it I Can't you give mo a little money." Chamberlaine had been on the verge himself several times, and he shook his head sadly. But he had 83,000, his all, buried under a havstack near by, and he went and dug it up. "Take it, old follow," he said, with California heartiness; "do your best!" With this monev Havwnrrl rennm. menced and ho had worked until it was all spent, and his men wero re duced to a hntr of limns fur nnnrisli. ment, when to tho gloom of hope the precious ore blazed suddenly up; the Amador mine was the richest in the world. When this mine was nnvino $40,000 a month, Ilayward made over to nis lnenct one perlcct third of it. Chamberlaine retired unnn Sl .'iOO . 000, and moved East to educate his children, Ilayward buving back the whole. Finallv. even Ilavwnrd crew tired, gnd he sold the mine to a stock company, of which General Colton is rresiuent. i his mine will make 54, 600.000 net this vear. and Coltnn sniii last week : "The Amador mine will hold nnt. longer than wo will." San. Frmirl cor. oftlie Chicago Tribune Droll Russian Proverbs. The Scotch and Spaniards have hitherto divided the credit of possess ing the largest store of proverbial wis dom ; but were the literature of Rus sia more widely know she might prove a formidable rival either to the land of oatmeal or to that of oranges. We give a few specimens, which, on nc count of their pointed terseness, their quaint, homely vigor, and dry, Sancho l'anza satire, scarcely need the aid of rhyme tot reccoramend them. They are. indeed, more full v than words can express, the faithful mirror of the shrewd, simple, dogged, humorous Russian mind, ever vailing its natural keenness under a mask of habitual and impenetrable stolidity: "Every fox praises his own tail." "Go after two wolves arid you will not even catch one." "Trust iu God, but do not stumble yourself." "With God, even across tho sea: wunoui mm, not even to the thres hold." "Without cheating, no trading." "Money is not God, but it shows great mercy. "The deeper you hide anything, the sooner you find it." "it uod don t forsake us, tie pigs will not take us." . "A debt is adorned by payment." "Roguery is tho lart of trades." "Never take a crooked path while you can see a straight one. "Fear not the threats of the great, but rather the tears of the poor." "Send a pig to dinner aud lie will put his feet on the table." "Discaso comes in by hundred weights and goes out by ounces." "Every littlo frog is great in his own bog." "Be praised not for your ancestors, but for your virtues." A Volunteer Prisoner. Is not this, related in a private, let ter from London, rather a remarkable story? About ten years ago a young American from New York, Walter Hastings, by name, dining iu Loudon in company with Lord C , ex pressed tho opinion that solitary con fiiieiiient in a dark cell was not so dreadful a punishment as had been represented. His Lordship so goes the tale offering Hastings .C 10,00:1 if ho would undergo entire seclusion for ten years. The proposition bcin agreed to, a cell was fitted up in Lord C 's owu house. It was from twelve to fifteen feet square. The pris oner was to be allowed candles, a lew books, writing materials, plain food the hitter served by a man who was not to be seen. In this way Hastings lived for a decade of years, his term expiring about the 1st of the pres nt month. He is now released, and has received, we suppose, his hard earned money. Ho emerges from his dungeon in rather a dilapidated con dition, appearing, though only thirty five, like a man of eixty-tivo years of age, his frame stooping and his tteps tottering, his face sallow, liis hair and beard white, his voice U iiiuloiis an I his speech hesitating. Ho is ci mim; directly to America, cud ,h s'miiM not wonder if Mr. Itanium V i.ew oim lliiii'' about him. Rates of Advcrtlcinj. Ono Sfpinre (1 ineli, ono Im-rrtion I OiirH'iimro ' one iihiil!i .. il Onr S iiiiro " tlucn month .- ' Ono Sii:iro " on" year I'1 Two Siiiuirox, ono vc;ir...! 1 r.o Oil en ii I Ml Quarter! VI. " vi Half " " VI Olio " " Inn ltilinO!" f'nn!-, not eeeer tinj; ono in ill length, f ID per year. I.O'nl ivitiofHnl f-t:i1,lif.1ifd ra', m. Thoxe rules nro low, nnd no ileviali rt'ill lio ln'.elo, or ili.-terimiTi'i'tioii anioi (ftlrons. Tlio rate olT. ri'tl nro hu"1i. u'ijl nmko it to the iv an I aire of men doi, lm'siiieMs in tlio liinils ot'tho rirenlatioii the l;ier to advertise liberally. How to See Down a Well. It is not generally know, fays t';ii Lancaster (l'a.) 1 nU.'H'jcnrcr, how e:i-v a matter it is t explore the bottom ot a well, cistern, or pond of water by the nse of a common mirror so that the it fleeted rays of light will fall into the. water. A bright ppot will be seen at tho bottom, so liejit ns to chow tho smallest object plainly. By this nica"i.s we have examined the bottom? of wells fifty feet deep, when half full or more of water. The smallest straw or other objects, can be perfectly seen from the surface. In the same way one can ex amine the bottom of the ponds nnd rivers, if the water be somewhat clear and not agitated by winds or rapid motion. If a well or cistern be under cover or shaded by n building, so that the sunlight will not fall near the open ing, it is only necessary to employ tw o mirrors, using one to rcilect the light to the opening, nud another to rellect it down into tho water. Light may be thrown filly or a hundred yards in the precise spot desirable and tlicn downward. He have used the mirror to success to reflect light around the house to a shaded well, and, also . to carry it from a south window through two rooni3 mid then in a cistern under the north side of tho house. Half a dozen reflections of light may be made, though each mirror diminishes the brilliancy of the light. Let any onn i)M used to the method try it, nnd ho well not only find it useful but a very pleusent experiment. It Mill perhaps reveal a mars of sediment nt the bot tom of the well that has been little thought of, but which may have been a frightful source of disease by its de cay iu the water. On Dif. A gentleman in this city has been keeping bachelor's hall for some time, his wile having been on a visit to some relatives near Miagara Falls. A few days sinco the gentleman concluded to visit Chautauqua Lako for a day's le- trealion. On. arriving thcro ho con cluded to quietly extend his trip to Niagara Falls, thinking, perhaps, that he might have a nico little time, un known to his better half. Ho went, and while there, met a young lady who resides nenr this city, nnd pnceotl ed to have a quiet littlo flirtation. Ev erything went on nicely, and in the course of events, he procured a car riage, nnd with tho young lady afore said, enjoyed a very pleasant excursion on the Canada side. While driving along the well kept roads, and admir ing tho romantic scenery in that vicin ity, n carriage was fccii coming in their direction. The vehicles approach ed itenrei nnd nearer, until within speaking distance, when our hero dis covered, perhaps to his nstouishment. that it was occupied by his own wife, who, with a handsome, railroad con ductor, was nl.-o enjoying n carriage, ride on tho Canada si.lt'. Ho bowed calmly and politely, nnd passed on. Perhaps, when they both arrive nt this city, nnd meet in the quiet retirement of home, thcro w ill bo an explanation, at least wo presume there will bo but then you can't most always tell. Ti Uuv'dle Courier. An amusing incident occurred in a church at Roekavny on a recent Sun day, caused l.y tho sudden derange ment of a Mrs. Abrains. The minis ter was draw ing a picture of the awful, condition of the wicked nnd their ulti mate fate, when the caiv.od woman arose, und having removed her bonnet, addrssed the minuter iu this wav: "I know your hints are intended for mo ! yotl are throwing your hints at me! that's what you nre doing!" Then turning around, she pointed to t lady near her saying: "There sits old Mrs. Smith, wiping her noso ! what do yon think will bei otiio of her '" Asmilo passed over the conurofation just then, and Mrs. A. ws-i n moved at once. An t.lderlv ladv who ;is handling a pair of artilie'al plates in a den'ul dice and iidnm.er the lluenoy wmi which tho deiitUt ile-et ili.'il them, a-ik- t 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 : "Can a body eat with theso things?" "Mv i!ear madam, im.-tiea-tioii can !. p.-rf .rnv d with a f.ioil'tv se:uv"lv eiii !i'il by nature herself," tvspondtd the dent'i-t. "Yes, I know, but can a body cat with them?" A daikev was boaiin .;" (o a grocer of tlu rheapnc."S of t 'M pounds of su gar he had bought nt a rival shop. "Let lllo V-',yU the pai k l.;e," .-;ud llm grocer. Th ' la: ki y n-.-eiited, and it. was two pounds fhort. Toe "colored gentleman" looked perp!exe.l for il moment and then said: "iliir-s nt didn't cheat ills chile much, fur whilo he wmeillin' th: s;i -ai", 1 stn!n two pair of .-hoe." The Mobil,- .'.;;.'-:-, wants tho Democrat"' to iMcaii:.,' I leiieral Han cock for l're-it!e!il. It h not i'l favor of military l'lv-'.h :,! , h:.! !.i lice it fear that the North i :. v i.dUw th- t he example; el' t he 1 nth,:!' I.. 1 if; Delll-etat'e I'l- id tit i t !.-:. 'd. .-IV- the '.' to :i .-. "I. :e .... a pro-pe.-f .'Vr ' I'r -idc'V.l vol, i t .!, Ilav. - '.