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IS rUDMSIlF.D KVEHY WEDJJHSIlAY, BY
V. TL. DUNN.
DfTlco In Knox's DuilJlngi Elm, Street.
Rates of Advertising.
One S'iiaro (1 inch,) one Inortioris $1 .V)
One K'limin " one month - - lion
One Nijiiaro " , tlirco months - II Of)
Ono Nrpiaro " one year - - 10 1m)
Two Squares, one year ... l.j no
tJuarterCnl. no in)
Willi " " TO IK)
One " ..-- loo OfJ
T K MM, $2.00 A Y K A It.
No Subscriptions roeolvod for a shorter
period tlinn thrco months.
Corrospnndonoo solicited from nil parts
of tlio country. No notieo will lio taken of
"Marriages and Doutli notleoH inserted
Itnsiness Cards, not exceeding ono inch
In length, f 10 per yc ar.
" Let us havo Faitli that Eight makes Might ; and in.that Faith let to tho end, dare do our duty as wo understand it"--LINCOLN,
Leal notices at established rates.
These rates ar low, nnd no deviation
vill lio made, or discrimination among
patrons, 'lho rates offered are such, ns
will make it to the advnntairoof mendoi, &
business in the limits of tho circulation of
the iai!cr to advertise liberally. .
VOL. V. NO. 20.
TIONESTA, PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1872.
$2 PEPw ANNUM.
14 . i
mili:h w. tath.
PETTIS & TATE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Mm Stt cet, TIOXESTA, TA.
ATTOP.NICY AT I, AW, Oil City, Va.
Will prnetico In tho various Courts of
Forest County. All liusiness entrusted to
feU euro will roeolvo prompt attontlen.
W. W. Mason, Ocorjo A. Jonks,
Tlooc.t., T. llrouhvlllo,
Masor & JcndiSi
ATTOTINKYS AT LAW. OIllceonKlm
fStroct, above Walnut, Tionesta, J'a.
C W. Gilflllan,
TTOltXKY AT LAW, Franklin, Vo-
nango lu, l'a. ti.
i. 11. HAI11UH, 11. n. FASHKTT,
JTAIililS C VASSKTV,
Attomoys at Law, Tltusvula Fonn'a.
"PHACTICF. In all tlio Courts of Warren,
J. Crawford, Forest and Venango Coun
W. 1 Morcilliott,
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR AT LAW
Tionesta, l'a. Ollico on Elm Street.
The professional services of tlio ilon. H.
I'. Johnson can be secured through mo i!'
desired in any business entrusted to me in
Forest Co. Collections promptly attended
to. Also Real Kstato Ajjjent.
TTTEL, Proprietor, Elm St. Tio
nesta. l'a.. at tho mouth of tln creek.
Mr. lulu has thoroughly renovated tho
Tionesta House, ami ro-turnished it com
pletely. All who patroiii.o him will be
V ell eutertuined at reasonable rates. 110 ly
TV T!LA,CIv l'ROIMHETOR. Opposite
XJ, Court House, Tionesta, Pa. Just
opened. Everything new and clean and
fresh. Tho best of li'iuors kept constantly
on hand. A portion of the public patron
age, is respectfully Molicited. 4-17-lV
HMONESTA, PA., opposite tho Dop.t.
l C. D. Maine, proprietor. liooil Ma
iding eonnoetud with tholiouso. tf.
TmroUTR, Pa., J. .t 1) MAfiirK, rropln
tors. The house has been thoroughly
relilted and is now in tho tirst-elas order,
with tlio best of accommodations. Any
nforniallon concernim Oil Territory tit
IIim point will 00 cliooiliillv turniMieii.
T OWER TiDIOUTE. Pa.. IV H. Rams
1j nKHi. iv Son l'rop's. This house having
been rotitod is now tho inostdosirablostop-
pinir place m lulioulo. A good J.illianl
Koom altaencu. 4-iv
TRVIN ETON. PA. W. A. irallenbncV,
Proprietor, This hotel is Nkw, ami is
ow open as a first class house, situate at
lie ju net ion of tho Oil Creel; A Allegheny
liver and Philadelphia iv Erio Kauroails
ppoMte tlio Icpot. Parties linviut; to lay
vcr trains will find this tlio niosl eoiiveii-
ent hotel In town, v illi lirKt-eiass aeeom-
iiiMliilions nnd reasonahlo ehares. tf.
Df. J. L. Aconb,
PHYSrcrAN AND SUltGEON, who has
had tirteen years' experience in a lai ne
ana huccesslul prai'tice, will a'lena all
l'rofessioiuil Calls. Olllco in his Mm;? nnd
liroeerv More, locutea In luliouto, near
IN HIS STORE WILL RE FOUNIX-
A full assortment of Modioines, Liquors
Tobacco, Ciirars, Stiitionerv, Olass, l'aiuts,
Oils, Cutlery, and line Groceries, ull of tho
besf quality, and will be sold at reasonable.
H. R. BUROESS, an oxporieiieed Drui-
p 1st from New York, has eharco of the
Store. All proscriptions put up accurately
. II. MAY. JSO. r. TA1IK.
A. D. ki:lly
MA Y, 1'AJiK
Corner of Elm & Wulnut Sis. Tionesta.
Rank of IKseount and Deposit.
Interest allowed on Time Dejiobits.
Cullbctlons mndconall the Principal points
of tho U. S,
JNO. A. Dll.K. rml. J. T. DALl!, CuMsr.
Tionesta, Forest Co., Pa.
This Rank transact! a General Bankiii
Coiloctinit and Exclian.ro liusiness.
Drafts on tho Principal Cities of (lie
United States and Europe boulitand sold
Hold and Silver Coin and Government
'Securities bought and sold. 7-31) Bonds!
converted on the most favorable terms.
Intercut ailuwed on tiino deposits.
Mar. 4, tf. .
SLOAN & VAN GIESEN.
Corner of Church and Elm Streets,
" This firni is prepared to do all wouk in
its line, and will warrant everything done
at their shops to kivo satisfaction. Par
ticular attention given to
Ki el it.
a trial, and you will
Th.9 Republican Office
T"EEPS constantly on hand a larite as
IV hoi tinent of Blank Deeils, Mortuai;es,
Su1ji'imi;is Warrants, Summons, to
be iulj vlicap iur e;tsh. tf.
D. W. CLARK,
(COMMISSION Kit's CLKRIC, FORKST CO., TA.)
It UAL B STATU AG 15 NT,
ROUS ICS nnd Lots for Kale and lUCN'T'
Wild Lands for Hale. J-
I have superior facilities for ascertaining
the condition of taxes and tax deeds. Ve.,
anil am therefore ipialiliod to act intelli
gently a Hijent of thoBO living at a dis-
lunen, owinnir taints I ti tlio county.
Olllco in Commissioners Koom. Court
House, Tionesta, l'a.
T. A. WniflMT, Hfv.
oko. w. enniniH;R.
U. UlllltOllUK, Tma.
THE SUPERIOR LUMBER CO.,
Pine Lumber, Lath, Shingles &c.
Mills on TionrslB Crrck, Forest To., Ta.
Yards Si Office cor. 22A k Rail Road Sts.,
Jos. Y. Saul,
DRACTICAL Harness Maker
1 dler. Threo doors
north of Holmes
l'a. All work is var
tf. tlliriRD PITIIRIDOK.
K. D. D1TIIU1IK1K
FORT PTT GLASS WORKS.
IXahlished A. D. 1327.
Ditluidge's zx Flint Glass
Silvered Glass Reflectors.
These chimneys do not-brcak by licat.
Ask for Dim ni no us. Take no other.
DIT1IRIDGF. tt SON,
25-ly. l'ittslmrKh, Ta.
ZVcw Koartlin House.
MRS. S. S. HULINGS has built n lario
addition to her house, nod is now pre
pared to nceommodaie a number of perma
nent hoarders, and n'l transient ones who
niav favor her with l.ieir patronage. A
uood slalilo has recently been built to ac
eommodato the horses of iruests. Charges
reasonable. Residency on Elui St., oppo
site S. Haslet's store. ii;!-Jy
!. S, JONES - - -Proprietor.
GROCERY "MD FR0VlS!0ri STORE
IN TI OX EST A.
HAVEJustbroinrhton a complete nnd
carefully selected stock of
and everything necessary to tho complete
stock ofa first-class tiroi'ery House, which
they havo opened out at ilieir establish
ment on Elm 1st., first door north of M. E.
a xd rn o ri.sioxs of all kinds,
nt the lowest cash prices. Goods warrant
ed to bo of the best quality. Call and ex
amine, and we believe we can suit von.
GEO. W. BO YARD ii CO.
Jan. 0, 'Ti.
A 51 I 15 A C ! I. K I
Mr, Samuel Bell, of W. E. Schniertz C
Co., Wholesale Boot and Shoe Manufao)lir
ers, 31 Fillh avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., has
been atliicled with chronic rheuinatish for
tliiity years, from his ritlit hip to his foot,
haviiiK to use a crutch and a cane, at times
so painful as to utterly incapacitate him
from attending to his business. Having
tried every remedy known, without ellect,
except (iilliland's Pain Killer, he was
liually induced to try it. A Micond applica
tion etiahled him t.o lay aside his crutch,
nnd a third oUected a permanent cure. M r.
Bell is a popular and well-known citizen,
is a living monument of tlio etfacacy of
that (;reat medical discovery, Gillilaiid's
Pain Killer. The aftlictod should ask their
isroccr or (Uuist !r it, and try its won
derful power. Mr. Gillihind, we under
Mtand, wauls o respectable a;;ent in every
town and county for it. The principal ol
lico is at "12 Third Avenue, Pillsbiuuli Pa.
MALE & FEMALE. Business pleasant
und pays better than any enterprise
in tlio field. Agents make from fr'l to $8
per dav. Send stamp for samples and par
ticular's, Address J. LATHAM A, CO.,
Washington St., Boston, Mass. 11-4
No. 252 Walnut St J'liila,
Incorjioratcil 179 1. Charter Perpetual
RIARINE, INLAND FIRE INSURANCE
Assets Jan; 1, pifilS.WJJ
fJOjOim.oeo losses paid sinee its organiza
tion. WAl. ItUHLER, Central Agent,
iULE S W. TATE, Agent in Ti
onesta, Forest County, l'a.
Tho Great Treo of California.
Far back in the njjes of tho past a
wind-waftcd seed fell into tho i'ertilo
soil of a mountain valley in Califor
nia. It was amuiif,' the smallest of
seeds. It was cased in a hard nud dry
husk, and it Boon mingled with the
dust, but in dying it gave life to a
tender, threatl-liko stalk that rose
slowly and tremblingly to the light
At that time God was calling Abra
ham to leave the home of hia father,
und become a wanderer in tho land of
Canaan. A hundred years passed on
and Abraham died, and that delicate
thread of green had becomo a great
treo. Three hundred years more pass,
and, fiud the descendants of Abraham
march out of Egypt an emancipated
people, and that tree is still lifting its
giant arms to tho Bkv. Five hundred
fears more come ana go, and boiomon
is upon tho throne of Jsreal, and the
history af Greece and Homo has not
yet begun, but that treo is still grow
ing. A thousand years moro aro add
ed to the world : thirty generations of
men have all been carried away by
death, and Christ rises front tho tomb
in tho garden ot Joseph, and that treo
Btill lives. And now eighteen hundred
vears more of struggle, and conflict
and chance have passed over the earth
Tho New World lias been discovered,
and the Old World has been made
new, and still that mighty tree, which
was alivo and no bigger than a blade
of grass springing Irom a decayed seed
in Abraham s day, is lilting its tower
met column ot green verdure to the
skies. It is a hundred feet higher
than tho highest structure reared by
humau hands in America. A great
army could encamp within the reach
of its shadow. That tree has been tho
contemporary of Abraham and Moses
and David, anJ ttcsar, and JMohaiu
med, and Napoleon. It has nourished
in perennial beauty whilo a hundred
and twonty srencralious of men have
appeared on tho earth and passed
awav. and vet it i.s green aud full of
lifo to-day. And it all sprang from tho
decay ot the one small seed that was
buried in tho ground four thousand
And so this body of ours, which
the husk of the soul, ehall bo buried
in the earth. It shall moulder and
nuncio with tho dust from which )t
sprang, but from its nshea there shall
come fourth the germ of a new and
immortal life, which shall be clothed in
spiritual and deathless body. And
tho living soul, invested with its now
and ethereal form, shall go on incrcas
ing tu greatness and beauty and now
cr uutil it surpasses the highest reach
of this earthly lifo as much as tho
mitrhty California piuo surpasses tho
seed which died in giving it birth.
From My Ftilhcra Howe, by Dr. March
Judiro Davis, of Illinois, is a rich
man. Tho public may not kuow how
ho became wealthy. About thirty
years ago, when Judge Davis was
practising lawyer in the West, ho was
employed by a Connecticut man to
to. collect 800. Davis went to tho
place where the debtor lived, and
found him to be rich in landed posses
stotis, but without a spare dollar
money. He finally settled the bill by
civiiis a deed for a tract of land a
flat, moist and undesirable piece of
laud in appearance, lying closo by
sheet of water, aud consisting perhaps
of sixty acres. Davis subsequently
met his Connecticut clicut in St. Louis,
when the latter (who seemed not to
havo tho usual Connecticut shrewd
ness) fell to and gave him a regular
"blowing up" for taking the laud rath
er than insisting on having tho ?800
in cash. He did not want any of your
Western land, and ho told Davis that
having received it in payment of the
debt, he had better keep it himself
and pay the money out of his own
pocket. To this Davis agreed. Step
ping into a friend's oliiee ho borrowed
8800, took tho Connecticut man's re
ceipt for the land, and held it for a
rise. 1 nut land tonus part ot ono ol
tho suburbs of Chicago. Judge Davis
has sold two or threo bundled thou
sand dollars' worth of it, and has near
ly a million dollars' worth left. It is
a striking example of what the West
ern property has duno for its holder.
At a Springfield couferenco there
had been a lively discusuion on tho
propriety of publishing in "the min
utes" tho names of tho donors to the
micsionary fund, together with the
amount contributed by each. Father
Taylor made ono of his characteristic,
pointed speeches upon ostentatious
giving, closing with the injunction,
".Let not thy right hand know what
thy left hand docth. In reply, it
was urged by Dr. llutler that it would
bo in opposition neither to the spirit
nor lho letter of scripture to publish
tlio names ot those, donors ; citiug, as
an illustration in proof of this posi
tion, that Clin.it himsell had made
laudatory mention of the poor widow
who had cast two mites into tho treas
ury. Father Taylor, half rising, and
leaning forward with a shrill voice,
notJoud, but perlectly audiblo m eve
ry part of tho house, callud out, "will
Dr. Butler pleaso givo us the name of
that poor widow
Won His Wages.
Years ago, into a wholesale grocery
store in Iiimton, walked a tall muscular
looking, raw-boned man, evidently
from sotno back town in Maine or New
Hampshire. Accosting tho first he
mot, who happened to be tho merchant
himself, he asked :
"You don t want to lure a man in
your store, do you ?
"Well, said the merchant, "1 uon t
know ; what cau you do?"
"Do, said tho man, "I rather guess
I can turn my hand to almost any
thing. What do you want done?"
"Well if I was to hire a man, it
would be one that could lift well, a
strong wiry fellow; one for instance
that could shoulder a sack ol codec
like that youder and carry it across
tho storo and never let it down."
"There, now, captain," said the
countryman, "that's just me. I can
lilt nny thing I hitch to; you cant
set me. What will you give a man
that will suit you ?"
"1 tell vou, said the merchant, "it
you will shoulder that sack of collee,
aud carry it across the store twice and
never lay it down, 1 will lure you a
year at 100 a month."
"Done, said the stranger, and by
this time every clerk in the storo had
gathered around and were waiting to
laugh at the man, who, walking up to
thd sack, threw it across his shoulder
with perfect case, as it was not extrcmo'
v lieavv. and went ouictlv to a Jarce
hook which was fastened to the wall,
aud hancitiff the sack upon it, turned
to the merchant and said :
"Thera, now, it may hang there un
til doom's day; I shall never lay it
lown. What next shall 1 go about
mister? Just give me plenty to do and
S10U a month, and its all right.
lho clerks broke into a laugh, but
it was out of the other sides of their
mouths, aird the merchant, discomfit
ed, yet satisfied, kept his promise, and
to day the green countryman is senior
partner in the linn and worth a halt
Sentenced to Marriage.
A case recently tried before the Clon
mel (Irish) Assizes was brought to t
singular and novel termination by the
presiding Judge. Tho parties in the
case wore a young man and woman
Both claimed possession of a rural
property, one by virtue of an ancient
lease, aud the other under a will. They
were in court for the purpose of giving
their testomony, when a bright idea
occurred to the Judge.who interrupted
tho case to say :
"It just strikes mo that there is
pleasant and easy way to terminate
this law suit. Tho plaintiff appears
to bo a rcspectablo young man, and
this a very niceyouug woman. TLaugh
ter. They can both get married aud
live happy on this farm. If they go
on with law proceedings it will be all
Irittered away between tho lawyers
who, I am sure, aro not inigallaiit
enough to. wish the marriage may not
The young lady, on being interrogate
ed, blushed, and said she was quite
willing to marry tho plaintiir. The
latter, on being asked if ho would wed
the young man, gallantly respond
ed, "Most undoubtedly." Tho Judge
remarked that the suggestion occurred
to him by instinct on seeing the young
couple. A verdict was subsequently
entered for the plaiutill' on condition
of his promiso to ruarry defcudeut
within two months, a stay ot execution
being put on the verdict till the mar
riage ceremony 13 completed, ine
counsel gave tho young lady such an
unmercitul "chalhng cn her consent,
which in any in court thought should
havo been first obtained from plaintiff,
that she left tho court in tears.
The following legend relates how a
certain Grand Duke of Florence built
a bridgo without expense to the State:
lho (jrand Duko issued a proclama
tion that every beggar who would ap
pear in tho grand plaza at a certain
designated time should be provided
with a new suit of clothes free of cost.
At the appointed hour tho beggars of
the city all assembled, wherupou the
officers caused each avenuo of tho pub
lic square to bo closed, and then com
pelled tho beggars to strip off their old
clothes, and gave to each ono accord
ing to promise, a new suit. In the old
clothes thus collected enough money
was found concealed to build a beauti
ful bridge over the Arou, Btill called
the Beggars' Bridgo.
There is a wheat field on tho west
side of tho San Joaquin river, Culifor
nia, thirty-live miles in length by eight
in with, with an area of 170,000 acres.
Estimating the average yield at six
teen bushels to the aero, would give a
tatal yield l 'l.mi.'MV bushels or
8fJ,ul5 tons. This amount of grain
would load 8.C01 cars, which if made
up in ono train, would reach lor over
A Chicago man dreamed that his
child would bo scalded to death. Ho
took cverv precaution airainst such
catastrophe, but precisely five weeks
aud two days after the dream tho littlo
boy was run over by a dog cart, and
A Russian Lady on her Travels.
Tho Oneida Circular describes a
visit to the Oneida community by a
young Russian woman who has come
to this country to study tho "woman
inovoraont." Her name is Catharine
Dikhova, and Bho was introduced by
Mr. A. Brisbane. Miss Dikhova is
the daughter of a Princess, aud her
father is general of artillery at fet.
Petersburg. This young ltussian lady,
though not yet twenty-one, is very tal
ented and highly educated. It is but
tour months sinca she began speaking
English, and she now converses quite
fluently, comprehending readily every
thing said to her. She is mistress of
seven languages Russian, Polish,
French, German, Greek, Latin and
English. She graduated with high
honors at Kasau when sixteen. She
received at that time the badge of her
Majesty, which give her power to ap'
peal to the Emperor for anv favor ;
also tho privilcgo of attending court
balls, bhe is ono among only lour
women who havo been honored by her
majesty's badge during the last forty
years, as it is only awarded to those
who display extraordinary talent and
proficiency. Not satisfied with the
amount of education she had received,
and there being no schools in Russia
wheie she could pursue the higher
branches, she employed private tutors,
devoting the following lour years to
the study of mathematics and physics,
and was examined by tho faculty at
Moscow. She is a poetess, a novelist,
and a correspondent of a monthly
journal published in St. Petersburg.
bho came to this country tor the pur
pose ol studying the woman movement
licre, examining the medical colleges
for women, etc., with a view to assist
ing her own countrywomen. She was
tho first to appeal to tho Emperor to
open colleges to women. Sho intends
starting a woman's journal when she
returns to St. Petersburg.
Whisky Making in Prison.
lho Auburn (iN. I.) Advertiser is
responsible for a statement that will
surprise the public and induce the be
lief that tho discipline of tho New
lork btate i rison is exceedingly Jax
it say3 that two or threo weeks ago a
gentleman who was passing through
Auburn, left a package ot five hun
dred temperance tracts with tho chap'
lain ot the prison, lor circulation in
his discretion among tho convicts. Tho
tracts were searchingly scrutinized by
the chaplain, who is exceedingly cau
tious about putting anything into the
hands of the prisoners that is not of
tho most unimpeachable character,
lie found that the tracts were written
with great care and likely to do good.
They discussed the various aspects of
the temperance questions; among oth
er tunics, told ot tho various urn' s
and poisons which liquors are often
made of, giving analyses aud explana
tions ot the way they aro mauiuactur
ed, with a view to show how deleteri
ous they aro to health. The tracts
passed inspectiou'and were distributed.
Soon aflewards various convicts were
found in an intoxicated condition. On
investigation it came to light that
number ot them had actually made
uso ot the recipes in their tracts and
produced a kiud of whisky, on which
those in the secret had been revelling
till detected. As soon as the trouble
was traced to its right origin it was
stormed nrcttv ouieklv. Tho Advcrli-
er does not state how these convicts
obtained the material of which to mau
ufacturo tho whisky.
During a fire at Oshkosh, Iowa, the
other day, whilo everybody was .busy
putting out tho lulling sparks, the
tho scream of a woman was suddenly
heard above tho surrounding din, and
she came running along tho sidewalk
with her bustle all on tire. It was
composed of rags, and burned rather
lively, bhe ran and screamed, small
boys and dogs got out of the way in a
hurry, while strong men wero so over
come by the excitement of tho occa
sion as not to havo many wits at their
disposal. At length a mau, bolder
than tho rest, seized the woman hdJ
beat the bustle until ho put the fire
In tho course of a humorous homily
on idleness, the late President K
ot Harvard, put tho following con
structiou upon a passage of Scripture,
"bolomou showed his usual wisdom in
sending the sluggard to the ant, since
ho could recline upon tho mossy banli
to observe tho ways of the diligent in
sect, and learn a lesson of industry, at
his leisure, without any exertion to
lutiguo him !
A Salem lady says it is always safe,
when travelling, to inquire tho price
ot any article belore deciding to pur
chase. She bases this opinion on the
fact of a railroad restaurant taking
fifteen cents for a cup of tea from all
who didn't ask tho price, and only ten
cents lrom those who did.
Close-cut hair was tho cause of the
death of a coachman in Belleville, N
J. Whilo bathing ho was seized with
cramps, und his comrade tailed to res
cue him because he could not obtain
The Widow Rody.
The Widow Rody, an owner of two
white mules nnd a homestead, lived in
Western Missouri. She did all of her
house nnd farm work, aud notwith
standing she stood six fo,et in her moc
casins, never woro more than seven
yards of calico. When she went to
mill with her grist on one of her mules,
she never rode on a side-saddle.
During the lato "unpleasantness a
noted guerilla named Jenisou raided
down on her premises, and when sho
returned from the spring sho found
her two mules had taken such a liking
to tlc guerilla as to follow him into
his camp. Getting on their track she
folowed it until warned by bayonets
presented to her bosom that she could
not sco tho chief ot the gang. Brush
ing these aside, sho made a bee-line
for his tent. She soon appeared in his
presence, and there was that expres
sion in her eye which said as plainly
as words that sho was not to be trilled
with. Jenisou looked up, and being ev-
dently annoyed, asked her business.
bhe replied, "bee h2re, Jcnison, 1
want my mules."
"llow do you know 1 ve got your
mules 7 said he.
"Because I seed 'em tinder the hill."
"Well, old woman, before you can
get thorn you must toll me vour poli
I hain't got no politics, Jcnison,
and I want my mules.
"J. hat answer will not do; 1 must
kuow your principles, or on what plat
form you stand.
Drawing herself up proudly to a
towering height tho old lady said : "I
don't know what yer mean bv my
platform, Jenison, and I hain't got no
principles ; but I can tell you this
i m agin all sicatiu . 1 want my
mules. And sho got them.
A Great City.
The elemeuts of New York's great
ness aro thus given in summary by an
Lastcrn journal : r ew people have re
ally any idea what a great city New
lorfc is. Its debt iu round numbers
is 8127,000,000, twice as much as that
of Philadelphia, aud more than that
of tho nation before tho war. Its tax
for the current year is 30,437,523.01,
and its tax rate .8. l ho popula
tion is now nearly 1,000,000, the area
of the city twenty-four square miles,
and tho water frontngo twenty-nine
miles. It has 300 miles of paved and
100 miles ot unpaved streets. Iwen
ty thousand gas lights nightly bum
iu the streets nnd public: places,
at a public expense of $13 per
year for each lamp. There are
350 miles of Croton water pipes and
277 miles of sewers. Ono hundred
and seventy-fivo miles of sewers are
yet to bo made. There aro over 2,000
men on tho polico lorco, and bOO fire
men, whose salaries together amount
to a round Bum of 83,000,000. An
average number of 3,000 workmen are
employed each day of the year upon
public works, lho city contributed
to tho support during tho past year of
ol,40b criminals, ltallcviuted during
the same time, by out door and insti
tutioual charity, the sufferings 195,335
ot the poor and the sick. It contrib
utes to tho support, under private au
spices, of 50,000 children in tho pri
vato schools ot various denominations.
It expends $250,000 for salaries of
judges and court attaches. More than
two millions ot dollars aro expended
tor educational porposcs, and a hun
dred thousand children attend school
An amateur Philadelphia psortsmau
went gunning over iu New Jersey, tho
other day, for snipe, a bird that he had
never seen. Alter banging away for
several hours lie returned homo with
two suipe, as ho supposed, in his game
bag. lio told his friends there were
thousands of birds over in Jersey, but
they wero blamed hard to kill. Ho
succeeded in winging two of tho small
est, ho said, but not before he had fired
four or livo shots oiucce at them, i hen
he,inserted his hand it) his game bug
and drew forth an ordinary New Jer
sey mosquito! Fact.
A colored philosopher thus uubur-
dencd hmisclt on one of woman s weak
nesses: "Jim, de men don't make such
tools ot thciiisel ves about women as
do women do about men. If dey look
at do moon dey seo a man in it. If
dey hear a mouso nibbling, it's a man,
and dey all look under do bed last
thing at night to find a man. Why, I
nebbcr looks under my bed to find a
woman, docs you?"
A Utile girl, daughter ot a clergy
man, being lull ono day to "tend door,
and obeying a summons of tho bell,
sho found a gentleman on the steps
who wished to sec her father. "Fath
er isn t in, said she, "but it it is any
thing about your soul 1 cau attetid to
you. 1 know tho whole plan of salva
A lncticl ot tho Cimiau uetiuler
writes u clergyman that ho has got so
tar iu politics as to hurrah lor ur
but doesn't know whether to cud wilh
ant or celey. Tho clergyman replies
by referring him to Proverbs vi. 0
'Go to tlio uut thou
Mrs. Agnes Bullock, a Virginia la
dy, recently cut a new set of teeth,
though she is ninety-six years old. bhe
was splitting kindling-wood, when tho
teeth which wero worth sixty dollars
fell out of her mouth nnd the axe
dropped on them. Her husband says
it will be a great many years before
sho gct3 another eet to cut.
A smart lad in San Antonio, Texas,
recently took his stand by the side of a
blind organ grinder, and hat in hand,
solicited alms. When his tilo was
nearly filled by the sympathetic passers-by
he walked off, leaving the or
ganist grinding away, utterly ignorant
of tho whole transaction.
A Chinaman in Wcallicrville, Cal.,
whose lifo was insured for a largo
amount, was Bcriously hurt by fulling
from a wagon, lhere was some doubt
of his getting better, and at length
ono of his friends wroto to tho insur
ance company, "Charley half dead,
likco half money."
A lady who loved Bulwer entered a
bookstore just as ono of the clerks had
killed a large rat. "I wish to sco
What He will Do with It,' " said she
to a boy behind the counter. "Well,"
said the boy, "if you'll step out to the
window you will probably sco him
sling it into the back lot."
Kansas advertisement: "Engaged
Miss Anna Gould to John Candall,
Marshal of Leavenworth, lvs. From
this time henceforth and forever un
til Miss A nna Gould becomes a widow
all young men are requested to
withdraw their particular attentions."
A "woman of business," in Arkan
sas has just tarred and feathered her
husband. It a iellow is to be "l.u-
Kluxed," how much nicer it must bo
bo to havo it dune by the wife of his
bosom than by tho cold, rough hand
of a hooded stranger.
A set of paper car wheels on one of
tho Pullman cars running to Jersey
City have run over 100,000 miles of
track, nnd worn out ono set ot steel
tires, which have been replaced. The
ordinary wheels, it is said, will only
run sixty thousand miles.
Edith O'Gorman, tho escaped r.uu,
and "Prof. AufTrey," the he nun, her
husband, demonstrated their escaping
abilities at San Francisco the other
day, taking a precipitate departure
and leaving considerable unfinished
business at tho Police Court.
A machine at New Haven perf irms
tho whole process of making needles.
and turns out 30,000 to 40,000 of them
daily. Another machine picks them
up and arranges them heads and points,
and the third put them into papers.
Tlio London Spectator is strongly
in favor of a woman's university in
England. It thinks that on many of
tho most delicate questions of modern
civilization, we need tho tine judg
ment of educated women.
It is stated that there aro in tho
United States 2G1 soldiers who lost
both eyes, 118 who lost both logs, 11
who lost both feet, 5 who lost both
hands, 35 who lost both arms, and 10
who lost an arm and a leg.
A good-natured traveller fell asleep-'
iu a train and was carried a few miles
beyond his destination. "Pretty good
joke, this, isn't it?" said he to a fellow
passenger, "les, but a littlo too far
fetched," was tlio rejoincr.
Ohio has n law providing that the
standard weight of a bushel of coal
shall bo 80 pounds avoirdupois for bi
tuminous aud w pounds avoirdupois
lor canucl, and shall contain bis cubic
Thore died recently in Austin Co.,
Texas, a native of Pennsylvania,
named James Jones, who was among
tho earliest settlers in the "Lone Star
Republic," having gouo there iu 1822.
Connecticut is credited with the lazi
est fisherman. Tho individual in ques
tion is a Fifteenth Amendment, who
ties his fish-lino to his dog, and wheu
lie gets a bite kicks tho dog.
The Wyoming Journal publishes
tho following iu its advertising rates:
"Fees of marriaco notices as high as
the ecstacy and liberality of tho bride
groom may prompt.
Germany is to have but one execu
tioner after tho 1st of May. IIo will
reside at Berlin, and receive 8200 for
The light house on Montauk Point,
eastern extremity of Long Island, rises
to a height of 101 feet abovo tho level
of tho sou.
It is estimated that China will be a
market for American butter aud ehceso
to the amount of 5,000 tons annually.
A Montreal man of 88 last week
married a mature woman of 53. It is
the third venture of each of tho parties.
Tho king of Denmark offers a prize
af $10,000 for the best history. of the
U. !a. siuce tho civil war.
A South Carolina negro harnesses
himself to a plough, aud his wife drives
him with a goad behind.
Down in Alabama they are predict
ing another war, because a certain heu
lias beu laying black eggs.