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VOL. V. NO. 10.
TIONESTA, PA, TUESDAY, JULY 23, 1872.
$2 PER ANNUM.
tho Miner to advertise liberally.
. NKWTOJI PETTIS,
MFI.US W. TATK.
PETTIS A TATE,
' ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Hl Street, TIOXKtlTA, PA.
i Isaac Ash,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Oil City, Pa.
Will iiraHleo in tho various Courts of
Korost Coiintv. All business entriiHtoil to
kit oaro will receive prompt attention.
D. W. CLARK,
(COMMIMSIONKIl'a CI.K11K, FOIIKST CO,, PA.)
JIEATj EST ATI AGENT.
HOUSES nnd Lots for Ralo nnd RENrp
Wild Lands for Halo. J- .
I have superior facilities for ascertaining
tho condition of taxes and tax deeds. o..
and am thorcforo qualified to act Intelli
gently as agent nt those living at a uis
tanco, owning lands In tho County.
OMIeo In Commissioners Room. Court
Itouso, Tionosta, Pa.
4-41-ly. P. W. CLARK.
Kiw. niTiininnr.. Prut.
1). DlTlllllUtiK, TreiM.
T. A. WHIOIIT. Hnft.
uko. w. niiiiitmuK,
Ooorn A. Jroki.
W. W. MuoA, :
. . Mason A Jenks,
ATTORNEYS AT I, AW. Olllee on F.lm
Street, almvo Walnut, Tionosta, Pa.
TORNEY AT LAW, Franklin, Vo-
ingo Co., l'u.
J.' R. HA HUH, ' 1. I. FASSKTT,
HAKllIS C FASSISTT,
Attorneys at Law. TituavUlo Penn'a.
"PRACTICE In all the Courts of Warren,
Craw rord, torosl ana cnango i oun
ties. ' 4!)-tf
THE SUPERIOR LUMBER CO,,
Pine Lumber, Lath, Shingles &c.
Mills on Tioncstn Creek, Forest Co., Pa.
Yards k Office cor. LM It Rail Road Ms.,
W. P. MerclUiott,
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR AT LAW
Tionosta. Pa. Offlc on Klin Street,
The nrol'cssional services of the Hon. H.
T. Jxhnson can bosocured through mo 1!'
in anv business entrusted to me hi
fcmrm Co, Collections promptly attended
to. Also Real Estato Agent.
Jos. Y. Saul,
PRACTICAL Harness Maker and Sad
dler. Three doors north of Holmes
House, Tionosta', Pa. All work is war
FIIW ARD niTliniDOK.
K. D. DITHRinOE
. Tlonesta House.
" TT ITTEL, Proprietor, Elm St., Tio
'-" 111. nesta. Pn.. at thejnoiithof thocroek
Mr. IUlo has thoroughly renovated the
Tionosta House, and ro-furnished It eom-
Dletelv. All who natronlzo him will be
well entortained at reasonable rates. 20 ly
DI1LACK PROPRIETOR. Opposite
Court House, Tionosta, Pa. Just
opened. Everything new and clean and
frosh. Tho best of liquors kopt constantly
on hand. A portion of the public patron
age la respectfully solicited. 4-17-1 V
nIONESTA, PA., opposite tho Depot.
x C. I). Mame. I'roprietor. uoou ma-
lilliid cunnoctod with tho house. tf.
miDIOUTK. Pa.. J. fe 1) Maoek, rroplo-
i. tors, Tho house has boon thoroughly
refitted and is now in tho first-class order,
with tho best of accommodations. Any
nforination concerning Oil Territory at
this point will bo cliocrnilly runusiiou.
-ly J. AD. MAUEE,
T OWF.R T1DIOUTE, Pa., D. S. Rams-
1j iikki. A Son Prop's. This house having
lienn relltod is now tho niostdosirablostoii-
iilng phuic in Tldioute. A good Milliard
too.u atTched. 4-ly
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Established A. D. 187.
Ditliridge's xx Flint Glass
Silvered Glass Reflectors.
These chimneys do not break by heat.
Ask for DminiDOES. Take no other.
DITHRIDGE A SON,
2."-ly. Pittsburgh, Ta,
ew Hoarding House.
MRS. S. 8. nULINGS has luilt a largo
addition tii her houso, and is now pro-
iiarod U aciiimodateaiiumberol perma
nent boarders, nnd all transient ones who
ijiay favor her with their patronage. A
good stable lias recently been built to ac
commodate tho horses of guests. Charges
reasonable. Rosuloiico on tlm est., oppo
site S. Haslet's store. ia-ly
TRVINETON. PA. W. A. Hallenback,
. Proprietor. This hotel is Nkw, and Is
,iw open as a'ffrst class house, situate at
Dlc junction of thoOil I'reek A Allegheny
ttivernnd Philadelphia A Erio Railroads,
pposile tho Depot. Parties having to lay
vcr trains will find this tbe most couvon-
nit hotel in town, with Urst-class accom-
iiodatious and reasonaiuo uiiarges. ii.
had fifteen years' oxporiencoin a largo
.nnd Buccisriil uractice. will attend an
f Professional Culls. Ollico in his Dru and FLOUR,
(drocerv !iore. loeateu in imiuuiv. nuw
IN IIISSTORE WILL HE FOUND
- A full assortment of Medicines, Lhiuors
Tobacco. Ciirars." Stationery, (ilitss. Paints,
Oils, Cutlery, and tine Urocerios, all of the
best quulity, and will bo sold at reasonable
II. R. RURflESS. an experienced Drug'
nistCioin New York, bus charge of tho
Store. All prescriptions put up accurately,
S. S. JONES - - - Proprietor.
nHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, who ha
GROCERY AND PROVISION STORE
J.V TI0NES TA .
GEO. W.BOVARD& GO.
HAVE ust brought on a complete nnd
carefully selected stock of
and everything necessary to tho conipleto
stock of it first-class Grocery House, which
they have opennd out at their establish
ment on Elm St., first door north of M. K.
In tlio Atlantic for July, Tarton be
gins his story of Patrick Henry. His
narrative begins in October, 177G,
when Jeflurson having resigned bis
scat in Congress nnd having declined
tbe mission to France with Franklin
and Deane, set himself to the work of
reform in his own Stato "a slovenly,
slatternly old England in the woods,
where tho abuses and absurdities of
the old country were exaggerated."
Ihcro is a clear account of the abuses
which Jefferson and his friends Bought
to do away, and prominent among
these was the intolerance of the estab-
ished church, which Mr. Parton illus
trates by the case of three, Baptist
preachers who wero arraigned as "dis
turbers of tho peace," before magis
trates who were determined to convict
them. Patrick Henry rode fifty miles
to defend them, and the following ac
count is given of his performance it
was more than a upeecli on that oc
He entered the court house while
tho prosecuting attorney was reading
tho indictment. He was a stranger to
most of tho spectators, and, being
dressed in a couutry ruanuur, his en
trance excited no remark. When the
prosecutor had finished his brief open
ing, the new-comer took the indict
ment, and glancing at it with an ex
pression ot puzzled incredulity, began
to speak in the tone of a man who
hal heard something too astonishing
"'May it please your worships, I
think I heard read by tho prosecutor,
as I entered the house, the paper I now
hold in my band. If I havo rightly
understood, the King's attorney has
framed an indictment for the purpose
of arraigning and puuishing by im
prisonment these three lnoilet.sive per
sons before the bar of this Court for a
crimo of great magnitude as dis
turbers of the peace. May it please
the Court, what did 1 hear read 7 JJiu
I hear it distinctly, or was it a mis
take of my own ? Did I hear an ex
pression as ot a crime, that these men,
whom your worships are about to try
for misdemeanor, aro charged with
with with what?'
"Having delivered these words in a
halting, broken manner, as if his miud
was staggering under the weight of a
monstrous idea, he lowered his voice
to its deepest base ; and, assuming the
profoundest solemnity of manner, an
swered his own question : 'Preaching
the gospel of tho Sou of God I'
"Then he paused. Every eye was
now riveted upon him, and every mind
intent; for all this was executed as a
Kean or Siddons would have perform
ed it on the stace eye, voice, attitude,
cesture. nil innccord to produce tho
should bo free, free to worship God ac
cording to tho Bible. In vain wore
nil their sullenngs and bloodshed to
subjugate this New World if we, their
offspring, must still bo oppressed and
prosecuted. But, may it please your
vorships, permit mo to inqure once
more, For what are these men about
to be tried f This paper says, For
preaching the gospel of tho Saviour
to Adam's fallen race 1'
"Again he paused. For tho third
time he slowly waved tho indictment
round his head ; and then turning to
the judges, looking them full iu the
face, exclaimed with the most impres
sive efTect. 'What laws have they vio
lated?' Tho whole assembly were now
painfully moved and excited. The
presiding judiro ended tho scene by
saying, 'Sherilf, discharge these men."
A New Detective.
JNO. A. DAI.K. rml. t. T. D.V1.K, Cubler.
Tlonesta, Forest Co., Pa.
This Rank transacts a General Ranking,
( 'nllnctinir nnd Exchange Rusiness.
Drafts on tho Principal Cities of tho
United States and Europe boughtandsold.
Hold and Silver Coin nnd Government
Securities Isiught and sold. 7-30 ltonds
converted on the most favorable terms,
I ntere.it allowed on time deposits.
Mar. 4, tf.
Lloyd & Son,
WATER STREET, TIONESTA, PA.
OPENED .an extensivo
a xd rno risioxs or all kinds,
at tho lowest cash prices. Goods warrant
ed to be ot tho best quality. I uu ami ex
amine, and wo belie vo we can suit yon.
Jan. 0. 'Ti.
f LOUR AND FEED,
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,!
AVhlch thev offer to the public at rates as
low as ran be ottered by any omer estab
lishmentin town." Givo us a call beforo
LLOYD & SON.
-SLOAN & VAN GIESEN.
W AG O N - M AKE R S.
Corner of Church and Elm Streets,
This firm U prepnrod to do all work in
its line, nnd will warrant everything done
at their shops to jrivo satisfaction. Par
ticular attention rivon to
A. 91 1 11 A V 1a i : !
Mr. Samuel Roll, of V. E. SchmerU it-
Co.. Wholesale Hoot and Shoo Manuliiciur
era. 31 Fifth avenuo. Pittsburgh. Pa., has
been afflicted with chronic rheuniatish for
thntv vears. from his riirlit hn to liis toot,
having to use a crutch and a cano, at times
so Dili ii Ui l as to utterly tncaiiacilato nun
from attending to his business. Having
tried every remedy known, without eilect,
except Giliiland's Pain Killer, ho was
linallv induced to try it. A second apblica
tion enabled him to lav nsido his crutch.
nml a third ollectod a permanent eurn.-Mr,
Hell is a nonular and well-known citizen
is a living monument of tho etl'ucaoy of
that great medical discovory, Giliiland's
Pain Killer. Tho afflicted should ask their
grocer or druggist for it, and try its won
ilerful power. Mr, Gillilund, we under
stand, wants a respectable agent In every
town and county lor it. ine principal oi
fieo is at 72 Third Avenue, Pittsburgh Pa,
BOOT AND SHOE
TF YOU WANT a perfect fit and a good
1 article of Hoots and Shoes, ol tho linen
workmanship, go to
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utmost possibility ot effect. Amid a
silence thai could bo lelt, no waved
the indictment three times round his
head, as though still amazed, still un
able to comprehend the charjre,
'I hen he raised his hands and eves
to heaven arid in a tono of pathetic en
ergy wholly indescribable, exclaimed
Great God !
"At this point, such was tho power
of his delivery, the audience relieved
their feclintrs by a burst of sighs and
tears. I ho orator continued :
" 'May it pleaso your worships, in
day like this, when Truth is about to
burst her letters, when mankind are
about to be aroused to claim their nat
ural and inalienable rights, when the
yoko of oppression that has reached
the wilderness ot America, and the
unnatural alliance of ecclesiatical
and civil power, are about to be dis
severed at such a period when Liber
ty, Liberty ot Conscience, is about to
wake from her ulunibcrings, nnd in
quire into the reason of such charges
as I find exhibited here to-day in this
indictment ' Here occurred another
of his appalling pauses, during which
ho cast piercing looks nt the judges
and at the three clergymen arraigned.
Then resuming, he thrilled every hear
er by his favorite devico of repetition :
'If I am not deceived according to
tho contents of tho paper I now hold
in my hand these men are accused
of preaching the Gospel of the Sou of
God! He waved the document three
times round bis head as thouijh still
lost in wonder ; nnd then, with the
snmo electric attitude of appeal to
Heaven, he trasped, 'Great God 1'
"This was followed by another burst
of feeling from the spectators ; nnd
ngaiu this mnstcr of cd'ect plunged in
to the tide of his discourse :
" 'May it please your worships, there
are periods in the history ot man
when corruption and depruvity have
so-Ions debased the human character,
that man sinks under tho weight of the
oppressor's hand becomes his abject
slave. He licks the band that smites
him. He bows in passive obedience to
the mandates of the despot; and, in
this state of servility, bo receives his
tetters of perpetual bondage, liut
may it please yours worships, such
day has passed. From that period
when our fathers left tho laud of their
nativity for these American wilds,
from the moment they placed thoir
feet upon the American continent
lrom that moment despotism wus
crushed, the letters of darkness were
broken, and Heaven decreed that man
An exchange tells of a marine dis
aster where three seamen "bit the
A Ualilui'uia newspaper prints the
following touching obituary: "Philip
Hanscomb was driving a team loaded
with powder up the Bierra Nevada
Mountains. One of the kegs dropped
from the wagon. Tho Sierras stood it
well enough, but tho miners who come
from a neighboring ranch were unable
to nnd Mr. Hanscomb or the team.
A Nashville young lady has three
educated cats, one of which, when
the door-bell rings, rushes to tho room
of its mistress and indulges in various
joyous gymnastics ; another wakes its
mistress at ten precisely, and, blessed
creature, allows no ono to arouso her
beforo that hour ; he also goes to his
mistress when a caller arrives.and bites
her if a lady has come, or mews loud-
ty it a gentleman has presented him
self j the third cat pltiys the piano,
and all three catch rats and mice.
They havo a new way of treating the
broken legs of horses, which ought to
be generally known. A valuable
horse, in Hartford, Conn., "had his leg
broken a short time since. The leg
was carefully set bv an experienced
surgeon, and was covered thickly with
plaster. hen the plaster "set or
hardened, it kept the limb as immova
ble as it it had been made or iron.
Thus treated, a broken leg, it is assert
ed, will knic together in a brief time
and become as good as ever.
Of all tbo hotels in tho world the
very oddest is a lonely one in Califor
nia, on the road between can Jose and
Snuta Cruz. Imagine ten immense
trees standing a few feet apart and
hollow inside; these nre tho hotel,
neat, breezy, nnd romantic. Tho lar
gest tree is sixty-five feetnround.and is
that bureau of Bacchus whercfrom is
dispensed the thing that biteth and
stinrcth. All about this tree is a gar
den of flowers and evergreens. The
drawing-room is a bower inadoof red
wood, evergreens nnd niadrona branch
es. For bed-chambers there are nine
ercat hollow trees, whitewashed or
papered, nnd having doors cut to fit
tho shape of tho holes. Literature
finds a place in a learning stump, dub
bed "the library." If it were not for
that same haunt of Bacchus, it is cer
tain that the guests of this forest es
tablishment would feel like nothing so
much as dryads.
A poetical writer has said that some
nicu move through life as a band of
music moves down street, flinging out
pleasure on every side through the
air to every one, far and near, that
can listen. Some men fill the air with
their strength and sweetness, as the
orchards in October days fill the air
with the scent ol their ripe Iruit. some
woraeD cling to their own houses like
tho honey-suckle over tho door; yet,
like it, nil the region with the subtile
fragrance of their goodness. How
great a bounty and blessing it is so to
hold the royal gifts of tho soul that
they shall be make music to some, fra
grance to others, and life to nil ! It
would be no unworthy thing to live
for, to make tho power which wo have
within us the breath or other men s
joy ; to till the atmosphere which they
stuiid in with a biighlness which they
cannot breathe for themselves.
The Frankfort Yeoman te'l
"Onco upon a time a young Kentucky
phvsieitiu, who had bee.i regularly e
j i.:. i'..: m.i ,
UCUICU JOT ills iiuiu?aiuu, naa laiicu iu
the bedside of a patient that he had
been attending with his best caro for
some time, but who obstinately grew
worso and worse, until his end seemed
very near. 'Doctor,' said the sick
mau, 'I am dying I am certain I am
dying, and I believo you have killed
me.' Tho doctor seemed to think very
earnestly for a moment or two, and
then quite gravely and seriously re
plied : 'Yes, I seo thnt you are dying ;
and, on reflection, I believe that you
are riirht I believe that I have killed
you ; but I here take my oath that if
God will lorcive mo lor having unin
tenlionally murdered you, I will never
murder another 1 will never give an
other dose of physio professionally as
long as I live. And he kept his oath;
he at once quit medicine entirely;
turned his attention to the study of
law: obtained a license iu duo course,
aud, after a few years' successful prac
tice, became ono of tho moot eminent
circuit judges of that day in Kentucky
uow, nearly lorty years ago.
Some time ago, being in company
with a medical man whom I will call
Mr. B., we fell into conversation on
the uses of the microecopc, in the man
agement ot which he was an adept.
Now," lie said, "1 will tell vcu a
story of what happened to myself; ono
which I think well illustrates the im
portance of this instrument to society,
though I was put in a very unpleasant
position, owing to my acquaintance
with it. I have, as you know, given a
ereat deal of attention to comparative
anatomy, especially to the structuro of
the hair ns it appears under the mi
croscope, lo the unassisted eve, in
deed, all hairs appear very much alike,
except as it is long or short, dark or
lair, straight or curly, coarse or line.
Under the microscope, however, the
case is very different: the white man's
is round, the negro's oval, tho mouse's
apparently jointed, tho bat's jagged,
and so on. Indeed, every animal has
hair of a peculiar character ; and, what
is more, this character varies according
to the part from which it is taken an
important circumstance, as will appear
from ray story, which is this :
I once received a letter by post, con
taining a few hairs, with a request that
I would examine them, and adding
that they would be called for in a few
days. Accordingly, I submitted the
hairs to the microscope, when I dis
covered that they were from the human
evebrow. and had been bruised.
made a note to that effect, and folded
it within an envelope, ready for the
person who sent tnein. In a few days
a stranger called and enquired wnein-
er I had made the investigation. "Oh
yes," 1 said ; "nero iney are, ana you
will hud them ana their description in
this envelope." banding it to him at
the same time.
He expressed himself as being much
obliged, and oflercd me a lee, wnicn
however, I declined, telling him that
I could not think of taking anything
for so small a matter. It turned out
however, of more consequence than
had imagined, for within a week I was
served with a subpoena to attend as a
witness to a trial lor murder, llns
was very disagreeable, as I have said
but there was no help for it now. The
case was thus: A man had been killed
by a blow from some blunt instrument
on tho eyebrow, and the hairs sent to
me lor examination had been taKen
from a hammer in tho posses-ion of th
susnected murderer. 1 was put in the
witness-box. aud mv testimony inai
"tho hairs were from the human eye
brow and had been bruised, was just
the link in tho chain of evidence which
sufficed to convict the prisoner. The
jury, however, were not easily satisfied
that my statement was wortn anyming
and it required the solemn assurance
of the judge that such a conclusion was
within the reach of science to convince
them that they might act upon it.
Ono juryman in particulai an old
iarraer was very naru 10 saiisiy.
"Does thee mean to say," said be
"that thee can tell the hair of any an
I answered that I would not take
upon myself to assert positively that I
could do so, although I believed I
Well," said ho, "I'll prove thee."
The prisoner, as I sain, was convict
ed, and I went home. In a busy life
of extensive practice I forgot all about
my obstinate old farmer. About two
years afterward, however, a person, an
utter stranger to me, called upon rao
with a few hairs screwed up in a piece
of paper, w hich he asked me to exam
ine aud report upon.
"Is this auother murder case I i in
quired: "for if so, I will havo nothing
to do with it. 1 have had enough oi
that sort of work."
"No no," said he, "it is nothing of
the kind. It is only a matter of curi
osity which I should be very much
obliged to you it you wouiasoive; ana
if you w ill do it 1 will call or scud lor
tho result of your examination in a few
days' time." Having received this as
surance, I undertook the investigation.
When ho was gone and 1 had leisure,
I put the hairs under a microscope,
aud soon discovered that they were
taken from the back of a Norway rat.
Two or three davs afterward, as I was
sitting iu my room, an old farmer
looking man was ushered in.
"Well," said he, "has thee looked at
"Yes," I answered, "and I find that
they are taken from tho back of a
"Well, he exclaimed, "so they are.
Thou hast forgotten nie, but I have
not forgotten thee. Dost thou recol
lect the trial of murder at L. assizes?
I said I would prove thee, and so I
have, for them hairs came from the
back of a rat's skin my son sent from
So the old gentleman wos quite sat
isfied with the proof to which he had
put me, and I, as you may suppose,
was well pleased that my skill aud sa
gacity had stood such a queer proof as
tins, ana more conviuccu tuuu ever oi
the value of the microscope.
Hero the doctor ended his story,
which I havo given, as nearly as pus
sible, iuhisowu words, aud upon which
I believe that a thorough dependence
may be placed,
'Eli Perkins" ba3 undergone matri
monial proposals at the hands of one
of his lady friends, aud ho has this to
say about it :
First,! called upon my linuid-eyed
runette friend, Miss Sallie Morris, of
Madison Avenue. Now 1 ve spent a
(rood deal of money on Miss Sallie for
o- . .. ...
operas, bouquets, Delunonico lunches,
etc. I've been trying hard for two
years to win her affections.
.bast night, lull ot love and hope, 1
rang old Morris s door-bell. In a mo
ment, Miss bailie was by raysclt on a
retired sofa. After speaking of the
coming opera, 1 lelt her velvety hands
Do you know, Mr. Perkins," she
said, looking me straight in tho face,
'that to-day is our proposing day:
"Well. 1 suppose so, 1 remarked,
looking modestly down at her mosaic
"Well, you know, Eli, my dear Eli!
that I have been out with you a good
"Yes." I replied, beginning to feel
You know, my dear," she said
taking both of my hands, "that it
costing me a good deal for dresses and
"And costing me a good deal lor
carriages, bouquets, aud Ueimouico
lunches," I interrupted with increased
"And while T bnvo enioved mvself
all winter going with you,
'In expensive carriages to the Acad
emy and Delmonicos, 1 suggested
"les, and while 1 have been happy
to go there with you I leel 1 leel
O, my dear Eli, 1 don't know how to
Bay what I want to !" and then the
beautiful child hid her lace on my
"Do not fear my answer, beau'.iful
one, 1 said, soothingly. " nai is it
that weighs so upon your sorrowful
O, Eli, it is love," she said, sobbing
wildly, and twisting her jewelled fin
gers in my auburn hair.
"Heaven bo praised, 1 sighed, as I
felt the beating of her heart against
my vest. "For whom is this love, dar
ling?" I asked, "for you know I am
deeply interested in you."
"You will not be mad with me, Eli ?"
"No, sweet one. I shall be only too
happy," I said, wiping my tears from
"Well, my dear my long-cherished
friend, I love "
"Who, dear bailie who do you
'Well, Eli, I love Charley Brown,
to whom I am engaged ;" and then the
scalding tears fell thick and fust on my
"Well, Sallie, what havo you got to
say to me?" I asked hesitatingly, as I
loosed her hands lrom my neck.
"Why, my dear Eli, Charley and fa
ther thought that I had better see you
"O, darling one, I am thine !" I said,
with great emotion. "Take me! Never
mind father. Take me as I am
"But. Eli. let nie explain. They
wanted me to see you, a:id thank vou
for your kindnesses, and propose tii
you aon t come here any more !
The London Times predicts that
Great Britain will lose her industrial
superiority within a decade, if the pro
tectionists policy ot tho American
A Utica girl at tho proper hour
pulls a string which reverses a picture
on the back of which appear in hurgo
characters the words: "Ten o'clock is
my bed-time," and her admirers take
the gentle hint and depart.
"Bov," said a teacher the other day,
"what if tbe meaning of all this noise
in school Y "It s Bill Smith, sir, who
is imitating a locomotive." "Come up
here, William," said the teaeher. "If
vou are, turned into a locomotive, it Is
high time you were switched off."
In an advertisement of a railroad
company of unclaimed goods a letter
dropped from the word lawful, nnd so
the advertisement appropriately reads :
"People to whom these packages aro
directed are notified to come forward
and pay the awful charges of the
A gentleman desirous of purchasing
an estate in Switzerland, which he has
not sufficient money to buy, adver
tises in the Swiss Times for a partner
possessing enough money to make up
the required sum. Tho partner is to
bo a lady, and one of the conditions is
that she shall marry the advertiser.
Mrs. Emily Pitt Stevens claims that
it was a doughnut, and not a revolver
which she drew on Mr. Meeker in San
Francisco. Those who have traveled
in the west say that her deadly intent
is all tho more certain, Bnce a dough
nut is far more fatal than a pistol,
which sometimes misses fire.
Mrs. Necley, of Covcntryville, in
Schuylkill county, a day or two ago,
whilo sweeping the house, found a box
of powder.and thinking it useless threw
into the lire. It was blasting pow
der aud it blasted. Mr.Neelcy thinks
he will put a French roof on his new
house, ns Mrs. iNceley Jo. & may like
it better. .
An Irishman, at Philadelphia, was
watching the conscription wheel, when
suddenly, losing all control of him
self, he burst out, 'Whirl it round I
whirl it round! rouse it, will ye?
What's the matter with you? said tho
TVnvnut. Marshal. 'Oh, lie jul.ers ? turn
Men generally put a greater value
unon the favors they bestow thau upon
those they receive.
Dr. Johnson used to sny, "He who
waits to do a great deal of good at
ouee, will never do any.
Mrs. Partington will not allow Ike
to play the guitar. She Bays he had it
ouee when a child, and it nearly killed
"Husband," said a wife, "if an hon
est man is Uod s noblest work, wnai is
an honest woman? Vllis rarest,
was the uncivil reply.
Sensative New London people are an
noyed by urchins going in swimming
around the w harves w hose entire batli-
iug suits is a rag around a stubbed
An Alabama cemetery bears this
inscription over its entrance, "Posi
tively no admittance here." Quite
gratifying to the living, but very an
noying to tho dead.
. A man iu Danbury discovered that
powder fried with lard was good for
boils. The stove cover is iu tho second
story uow, though most of tho rest of
tho stove has been recovered. He was
deceived iu his lurd.
A band, which serenaded a young
married couple, iu ono of our subuib
an towns tho other evening, selected
a peculiarly happy and flattering piece
known as "The Monkey married the
A burglar was onco frightened out
his scheme of robbery by the sweet
simplicity of a solitary spinster,' who,
putting her night-capped head out of
tho window, exclaimed : "Go away !
ain't you ashamed ?"
A complicated case was rather nice
ly met by uu American preacher who
owned half of a negro slave; and who
used iu his prayeis to biipplicate tho
blessings of heaven ou his house, his
family and bis share of I'ompey,
it round a dozen tunes, lor the man
ou drawed last is my next door neigh
on A boy who had just come iu posses
sion of his first shot-gun, amused him
self by banging away at his father, who
was greasing his harness on the wood
pile. The old gentleman let him prac
tice a few minutes, and then fanned
him with ono of the tugs until he con
cluded to go out of tho schutzenfest
business, borne parents can never let
a boy have any fun.
Says the Richmond Dispatch : "Tho
first man who took the benefit of tho
bankrupt law in Virginia after tho
passago of the act in 18G7, went West
shortly afterward. Recently he re
turned to tho city, and before night
had paid all his former creditors in
full for tho claims which they held
against him when ho went into bank
ruptcy. We suppose there are few such
cases on record, and it speaks well for
In ono of tho Western States there
resided a family consisting of aa old
man by tho namo of Beaver, and his
three sons, all of whom were very
wicked. They bad often laughed to
scorn the ndvico and entreaties of a
pious, though very eccentric minister,
who resided in the same town. It so
happened that ono of tho boys was
bitten by a rattlesnake, and was ex
pected to die, when tho minister was
for sent in great haste. Ou his arrival,
ho found the young man very penitent
, and anxious to be prayed with. The
minister kneeled down and prayed in
this wise: "O Lord, we thank thee for
rattlesnakes; we thank lheo becanso
a rattlesnake has bitten "hTiii" Wo
pray thee send a rattlesnake to bito
John, scud ono to bito Bill ; and, O
Lord, send the biggest kitid of a rat
tlesnake to bite the old man, for noth
ing hut rattlesnakes will ever bring
tho Beaver family to repentance.'
We learn from a Harrisburg paper
that there is a girl in that city "who
always spells backward." No expla
nation is given of this, and we cannot
understand it. "Backward" is not a
hard word to spell. We should 1'iiuk
that almost any ordinary girl who
would practice upon that word assid
uously for a few days would learn to
spell it w ith a very considerableamount
of facility. If this HarrUburg girl,
therefore, spends her lime always spell
ing "backward," merely because the
cousiders it an exceedingly remarka
ble thing that any one should wrestlo
with the difficulties of that word aud
triumph, she is iu error the has been
misinformed. And if she devotes her
life to such an exercise merely to
amuse herself, we should think the
would find it monotonous. There is n
sort of a sameness about that kind of
entertainment which is calculated to
depress the miud. We would rather
read tho dictionary or a puteut-uflice
report through a couple of tiires a
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