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PETTIS A TATE,
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A TTOUNEY AT TiAW. Oil Cltv. Pa,
rV Will practice In tho various Courts of
forest county. All ijustness entrusted to
alt rare will rocoive prompt attention.
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urawiora, forest and Venango Conn
W. P. MerclUiott,
A TTOUNEY COUNSELOR AT LAW
-TV Tionesta, Pa. OHlec on Elin Street,
Tho professional service of the I Ton. H
P. .Johnson ran be secured throuuh me i!'
desired In any business entrusted to me in
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to. aiho ueai r.siuio A);ciit.
MITT EL, Proprietor, Elm St. Tlo-
tiesta, Pa., at the mouth of tlm crock,
Mr. Iltlo. has thorouhl v renovated tho
Tionesta lloiisn, and rc-furnishcd it com-
tilntel v. All u-liri
papulae mm will ho
well entertained at reasonable rates.
DRLACK PROPRIETOR. Opposite
Court House, TioupHta, Pn. Just
opened. Everythimj now and clean and
frash. The best of liipinrs kept constantly
on hand. A portion of the public patron
age is respojtfully solicited. 4-17-lv
OMONKSTA, rA., opposite tho Depot.
A c. I. Malilo, Proprietor. Uood Sta
bliun connected with the house. tf.
IAGL'NDl'S, PA., E. A. Robert, Pro
prictor. 'I his ho'cl lias been recently
re-furnished and now oilers superior ac
comiiioilaUons to kucs'h. 2S-ly.
TIDIOUTP.Pa., J. A D Maoke, Propie
tnr. The house has been thoroughly
refitted ami la now In the lirst -class order,
with the best of accommodation". Anv
nrormation eoneorninir Oil Territory lit
thin point will bo cheerful v furnished,
-ly J. A I). MAUEE,
LOWER TIDIOUTE, Pa., D. 8. Rams
DKKi.it Son Prop's. This house having
been retitod is now tho most desirable stop-
Iiing place in Tidiouto. A good Jlilliard
tooin attached. 4-lv
JRVINiSTON, PA. W. A. Ilallenback,
Proprietor. Thisjiotol la Nkw, and is
,"w open as a first class house, situate at
injunction of the Oil Creek A Allegheny
ftiverand Philadelphia A Erie Railroads,
pposite the Iepot. Parties having to lay
ver trains will tlud this the most conveu-
ent hotel in town, witli first-class acenm-
nodations and reasonable charges. tf.
Dr. J. L. Acorrib,
PHYSICIAN AND SUROEON, who has
had fifteen years' experience in a largo
and successful proctico, will attend all
Professional Calls. Olliee in his Drug and
Oroeery Store, located In Tidioute, near
IN HIS STORE WILL RE FOUND
A full assortment of Medicines, Llquora
Tobacco. Cigam, Stationery, (ilasa, Paints,
Oil, Cutlery, and lino Uroeorion, all of the
best quality, and will be sold at reasonable
H. R. RtTRORSS Ail ATnnrliiiinii,! rw.i..-
lKt from New York, has charge of the
S;r All r...,..l..l... 1 V.
' . i ' vovi ii'uuiib itubuii uv:i in nii'i v.
. B. MAT. JSO. r. TAIK. A. B. EKLLT.
MA Y, VAJtK .P CO.,
B A IT K B R S ,
Corner of Elm A Walnut Sis. Tionesta.
Bank of Discount and Deposit.
Interest allowed on Time Dejiosita.
Collections made on all thePriucipal points
of tho U. 8.
Collections solicited. 18-ly.
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J.T. PALE, Cwlilor.
Tionesta, Forest Co., Pa.
This Rank transact.'! a Gonoral Bunking,
Jolleaing and Exchange itusiness.
J)rp.ft on tiie Principal Cities of the
&mUi WaU'K and Europe bought and sold.
Uold aud fcjilvor Coin and (iovcrnment
Securities bought and sold. 7-lW Roads
converted on the most favorable terms.
(Interest allowed on time deposits.
Mar. 4, tf.
SLOAN & VAN GIESEN.
Corner pf Church and Elm Street,
This firm is prepared U do all work in
Us line, aud will warrant every tiling doue
at their sle'ps to give autialaiaiou. par
ticular attention giveii U
Ctivethem atrial, and you will not re
gret It, 13-1 v.
M Let us have Faith
VOL. V. NO. 28.
D. W. CLARK,
(COMMIHSIONKR'stXKIlK, FOREST CO., T.)
REAL ESTATE AGENT.
HOUSES and Lots for Sale and RENT
Wild Lands for Halo. 1 .
I have superior facilities for ascertaining
tho condition of taxes and tji iliuuU
and am therefore qualitlod to act Intelli
gently an agent of those living at a dls-
inco, owning lands In the County.
Olliee in Commissioners Rooin, Court
House. Tionesta. Pa.
4-41-ly. D. W. CLARK.
tnw. nfTiiRiimn, p..t
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T. A. irmoiiT. st.
OKU. W. 1MTHH1IIOK,
THE SUPERIOR LUMBER CO.,
Pine Lumber, Lath, Shingles &3.
Mills on Tinnrstn Creek, Forest To., Pa.
Yards k Office eor. 2d k Rail Road Sis.,
Jos. Y. Saul,
PRACTICAL Harness Maker and Sad
dler. Three doors nnrlh nf llntmaH
House. Tionesta. Pa. All work Is vr.
T ICENCED AUCTIONIER, will attend
to all business in that lino nroinntlv.
at reasonable rates. Address'
WM. FELLERS. Nowinanvlllo.
D-Sm. Clarion Co. Pa.
I. D. DITIIKIDOK
FORT PITT GLASS WORKS.
Established A. D. 18J7.
MANI FAOTVIlKltS OK
Dithridge's xx Flint Glas3
Silvered Glass Reflectors.
These chimneys do not break by heat.
Ask for DiTHRinoKs. Take no other.
DITII RIDGE A RON,
25-l.v. Pittsburgh. Pa.
New Hoarding House.
MRS. S. S. IIULINGS has built a large
addition to her house, and is now pre
pared to am-ommodatc a number of perma
nent boarders, and all transient ones who
may favor her with their patronage. A
good stablo has recently been built to ac
commodate the horses of guests. Charges
reasonable. Residence on Elm St., oppo
site S.' Haslet's store. ll-lv
S. S. JONES - - -Proprietor.
GROCERY AND PROVISION STORE
IN TIONESTA .
HAVE just brought on a complete aud
carefully solectod stock of
and everything necessary to the complete
noicK uia nrsi-ciHssi . rocery I louse, wnicb
they have opened out at their establish
ment on Elm St., tlrst door north of M. E.
A ND PRO VISIONS OF A LL KIXDS,
at tho lowest cash prices. Goods warrant
ed to be of the best quality. Call and ex
amine, and we believe we can suit you.
UEU, W. IIOVARU it CO.
Jan. 0. '72.
Lloyd & Son,
WATER STREET, TIONK8TA, PA.
IT AVE JUST OPENED an extonslve
FLOUR AND FEED,
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
Which they oiler to the public, at rates as
low as can bo ollered by any other estab
lishment in town. Give us a call before
-Uin. LLOYD & SON.
A iri i it a c Ij k r
Mr. Samuel Roll, of W. E. Hrhmortz
X'o , Wholesale Hoot and Shoe Manufac)ur
ors, Bl Fifth avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., has
hceu atllicted with chronic rheumatish for
tliiity years, from his right hip to his foot,
having to use a crutch und a cane, at times
so painful as to utterly incupauitute him
from attending to Lis business. Having
tried every remedy known, without eh'uct,
except Gilliland's Pain Killer, be was
finally induced to try it. A second applica
tion enabled him to lay aside his crutch,
uud a third effected a permanent cure. Mr.
Rcil U popular and well-know n citizen,
is a living monument of the ellacaey of
that great medical discovery, Gilliland's
Pain Killer. The afflicted should ask their
grocer or druugist for il, and try Its won
derful ower. Air. Gilliland, we under
stand, wants a respectable agent in every
town and county lir k. ''he principal of
llce is at Ti Third Avenue, Pittsburgh Pa.
that Right inakos Might ; and
TIONESTA, PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1G, 1872.
THE CHOICE BETWEEN THE
BY LEONARD BACON, LL.D.
The parties betweeu which the in
dividual citizen roust choose, unless he
chouses to throw away his vote, are
those two well-known parties, each
having its character written in its his
tory, the Democratic aud the Repub
lican. What gives importance to the
choice between the parties in this elec
tion is the pendency of certain ques
tions between contending parties.
First and most urgent is the question
of pacification. "Let us have peace,"
said Gen. Grant, four years ago; and
the heart of the nation responded, and
still responds, "Let us have peace." It
was an arduous taek which was de
volved on the present Administration
at its bginning. The Confederate
(Jovernment had been abolished ; the
armies under its flag had been dis
banded; the governments in the re
volted states had been reconstructed
or were in process of reconstruction ;
but peace had not been established.
Not only were there at the south those
resentments which, after such a con
flict, cannot be immediately extin
guished, but there was a stubborn un
willingness to admit that the lost cause
was really lost. The condition in that
part of the country was war suppress
ed, without being ended chronic war,
smouldering like a buried fire and
readv to break ojt at any opptrtuni
ty. There was tho burning of school
houe8 by "menu whites," the meanest
of negro-haters ; there was the mur
der of peaceable citizens by trained
banditti ; there was a wide and power-
iui organization ot sworn assassius. to
perpetuate, with added atrocity, tho
terrorism by which the South had
been ruled in the tune of slavery ; and
mat organization courts and
sheriffs, w ith all the apparatus of jus
lice, were powerless, something of
all this alas! too much of it remains
to-day. A "bloody chasam" remains
not only between the conquering na
tion aud the conquered yet unchanged
secessionists, but wider and more
bloody between the emancipated race
and their oppressors. Tho "constant
readers" of the New York Tribune
know how it ..as in 18G9, and how it
is now; for the recent tergiversation
of that journal connot have effaced its
former testimony from the memory of
even its most obsequious worshipers.
It ueed not be denied that in the
years smco the murder of President
Lincoln the Republican majority in
Congress has made some trrave mis
takes in its reconstrutive legislation.
What tho mistakes have been I will
not undertake to say. Certainly they
have not been so disastrous as the mis
takes which Andrew Johnson was
making, or those which the Democats
were anxious to make if thev could ob
tain the power in 18G5 or iu i3C9. They
may be ascribed largely to the caucus
system. The wisest aud safest legisla
tion can hardly be expected if the
most important measures, intsead of
being freely considered in the House
and shaped by honest discussion be
tween one side aud the other, are de
termined in a caucus, where the most
radical and violent predominate over
tho more calm and conservative por
tion of the party. But.notwithstanding
such mistakes, and notwithstanding
the outrageous abuses of power by
"carpet-bag" governments in some of
the states, much progress toward peace
and order has been achieved. The
Southern people everywhere are begin
ning to understaud that those who
were onco slaves are now citizens,
whose citizenship must and will be
protected ; that every citizen invested
with the rieht of suffrage bv laws
which recognize no difference of color
must be allowed to vote, without coer
ciou or intimidation ; that tho. region
of lawlessuess, violence must yield to
tho region of law; that the banded
assassins, with their secret lodges, their
oaths, and their disguises, are respon
sible to the courts, and not the courts
to them. What ever may have been,
iu the last four years, the mistakes or
tho failures of the Republican party
in its policy for the pacification of the
South, the success of that policy, on
the whole, is a substantial fact. Cau
there be any reasonable doubt that a
Democratic success in the pending elec
tion would be disastrious in every
Southern state? Would not "the
bloody chasam," now partly closed,
open again? Mr. Greeley and his
new friends in the North propose
to clasp hands over "the bloody
chasm," instead of closing it forever.
I cannot .understand this as anything
else than an offer of the right hand of
fellowship to the murdering banditti
heretofore so vigorously denounced by
the New York Tribune; uor can I
doubt that it is so uuderstood by the
banditti themselves. A Democratic
restoratiou iu November means not
pacificatiou at the South, but renew
al of bloody hostilities. It means the
burning of school-houses aud the ex
pulsion of "negro teachers." Jt means
the thooting of negroes and of whito
men Northern or native by order of
some secrect tribunal. It means, in '
short, a restoration of the ancient
reign of terror.
hall I be told that, if such disorders
iu that Faith let us to the end,
break out where pacification is expect
ed, a Democratic administration, with
Mr. Greeley at the head of it, would
speedily establish peace and order? I
answer: The one thing to which the
party prosposing to elect Mr. Greeley
is pledged more than to anything else,
the one thing in which all the support
ers of that nomination are agreed, is
that there shall bo no mure interfer
ence of the National Government for
the suppression of any disorder in the
reconstructed states, or for the protec
tion of the frewlmen, to whom the
faith of the nation is pledgej by the
act which made them free.
The second nf the four great ques
tions that rise above the lovel of what
we commonly call politics is the ques
tion of the public debt. A few years
ago there was a cry in the Democratic
party for the repudiation of the debts
contracted in the war against secies1
sion. Another portion of the1 party
was for paying interest and principal
in nothing elee than irredeemable
promises to pay ; as if a man, having
given to his creditors notes of his own,
payable at a definite time and on in
terest till paid, shouid propose to pay
by giving other notes to the same
amount, payable at no definite time,
and with the understanding that they
were never to be paid except with
more notes of the samo description.
The policy of the Republican party
(.notwithstanding tho demagogical at
tempt of Geu. B. F. Butler) was for
paying the uational debt, interest aud
principal, to the last cent, in gold and
silver ; and under the presiiit Admin
istration not only has the interest been
paid in good faith to every bondhold
er, but the principal has been paid ofF
at the. rate nf it 100 000 000 ..,h .,.,
i Consequently, the credit of the United
I States stands high to day in all the
markets of the world, so that, as the
successive portions of the trrcat debt
become payable, new bonds, bearing
1 n . .e
tower rates oi interest, can be substi
tuted, dollar for dollar.
Suppose, now, that in the coming
electiou the Republican party is de
feated. What will be the effect on the
public credit t. e., on tho price of
United States bonds in Wall Street, at
London, nt Fran fort ? I say nothing
about Mr. Greeley's peculiar theories,
such tis his plan for resuming specie
payments by milking an effort as the
moribund Mrs. Dumbey was exhorted
to do ; for at present I am considering
not the candidates, but the parties. I
do not impute to tho Democratic lead
ers an intention to repudiate. Their
platform (though I have only the
slightest confidence generally iu the
unmeaning and ofteii dishonest plati
tudes set forth as party platforms)
shows plainly enough that they know
the temper of the people to well for
that. But what is it Unit the Southern
supporters of Mr. Greeley are expect
ing ? What is the consideration which
has made them willing to "clasp
hands" with him "over the bloody
chasm?" Bring the Democratic par
ty into power, aud let its majority iu
Congress be dependent on Southern
votes, and what will the demand be
for indemnity to those who, in the late
"unpleasantness" were on the losing
side? Shall we add an untold sum to
the national debt by way of compensa
tion to the owners of slaves whom the
war emancipated? Shall we put For
rest aud Semmes and the other sur
vivors of the late Confederate Army
and Navy on our pension rolls? Al
ready the possibility that the Demo
cratic candidate may be elected is be
ginning to affect unfavorably the busi
uess interests of tho country. If
that potsibility should become a fact,
the next day would see the bonds of
the United Str.tes depreciated iu all
the markets of the world ; there would
follow a corresponding increase in the
value of gold, as compared with our
paper currency ; all commerce, foreign
and internal, would be embarrassed
by the mutation of prices; all indus
tries would share in the embar
rassments of commerce. The farmer
iyouIu find the higher prices of bis
products more than balanced by the
nigner prices oi everything he wants
to buy ; and the laborer, with higher
wages, would find it more difficult to
provide for his wife and childern. The
burning of Chicago, in 1871, was a
national disaster; but the restoration
of the Democratic party to puwer iu
1872, under the leadership of Mr.
Greeley, might cost the nation more
than all the miilous that were annihi
lated at Chicago.
The third great question is that of
Revenue Ileform iu other words,
whether taxes shall be imposed sim
ply for the purpose of bringing money
into the public treasury, or also for
the purpose of restricting the natural
right ot every citizen to buy in the
cheapest market and sell in the dear
est. The Cincinnati Convention was
in the interest ol Revenue Reform.
No believer iu Mr. Greeley's doctrine
of what be calls "Protection" could
become a member of that convention
without au act of hypocrisy such as a
Unitarian or a Rouutn Catholic would
commit iu subscribing the articles of
the Church of England. Yet that
meeting ws "captured" by Mr. Gree
ley's f. ieiids, and the principle of Rev
pue Reform was thrown overboard,
dare do our duty as wo understand it."- -LINCOLN.
Now there are thousands of intelligent
men in the United States who have
learned from the science of Political
Economy that an unrestricted inter
change of commodities between any
to nations is for the interest of both,
and who believe that, in the progress
ot the world s enlightenment, all re
strictbns on international commerce ! semble a small boy shuttling off in liU
- :n K- .'..i:l.J tu i rlr-.i. - i... .. n, , ,
such men in all parts of our country
un d nuuiiBitcu. aiiu uuiuurr ui
is constantly increasing, ihey are
not scholars only ; the great majority
of them are practical men, in all sorts
of business. Some, indeed, are mer
chants; but others are manufacturers,
who have found that they are paying
more in duties on the raw materials of
their industry thau they gain by any
protection on tho products of their in
dustry. There are ultrtists, who de
mand an immediate abolition of all
duties on imports, as well ns of pro
tective duties ; but they are compara
tively few. What the thousands of
thinking and practical men are asking
for and expecting under the name of
Revenue Reform, is that tho principle
of taxing the people lor the benefit of
particular interests shall be gradually
eliminated from the tariff of duties on
In former times the Whig party,
being identified with Henry Clay and
his policy, was eminently the Protec
tionist party and consequently, men of
broader views in regard to the produc
tiveness of commerce were often favor
able to the Democratic party, though
I am not aware that any Democratic
senator or representative from Penn
sylvania ever failed to vote for addi
tional duties on coal and iron. But
now there are at least as many Free
Traders and Revenue Reformers in
tho Republican party as in the Demo
cratic. Which, then, of these two
parties shall we vote for in the hope of
retorming our revenue system ? Shall
we expect a scientific aud equitable
system of taxation from the party
which lias deliberately repudiated rev
enue reform, that it limy have the ed
itor of the New York tribune for its
standard-bearer? A Free Trader or
Reveuue Reformer voting for the Dem
ocratic nomination of to-day would be
like an Anti-slavery man of tho old
time, voting fur Johii C. Culhoun.
1 am aware that the Republican
party makes uo profession of belief in
the science of polical economy, aud
that some of its leading men are as
ignorant of that science as they are of
many other things which every states
man ought to know. I do not forget
that one boasted measure of that par
ty, in the lcte sessiou of Congress, the
repeal of all the duties of tea and
coffoe, diminished the income to the
treasury far more than it lightened the
burthen on the people. But, on the
other hand, I find that the crude and
inequitable methods of taxation so in
considerately resorted lo in the time
of the war are uudergoing reforma
tion at the hands of the Republican
majority in Congress. The ten per
cent, reduction of certain protective
duties in the late revision of the tariff
is noteworthy as a concession to the
demand for revenue reform, and as a
sign that all such duties are to be
gradually abolished without shock or
jar to any exisitg industry. In refer
ence, then, to this great national ques
tion, I fiud it safer to vote with the
Republican party than to vote fur "the
old white hat."
As for the fourth great question
that of Civil Service Ileform while I
have little confidence iu uuy political
prty, I have none at all in the party
represented at Baltimore. If our
diplomatic and civil service is ever to
bo reformed ; if we are ever to see the
timo when clerks and post-maasters,
gangers and tide-waiters, collectors
and cousuls, shall bo appointed not for
party services; but only for fitness to
serve the public if ever that base
principle, first inaugurated und shame
lessly proclaimed in the name of the
Democratic parly, that "the spoils be
long to the victors," is to be got rid of;
the reformation will be wrought not
by a political party, but by the people.
overruling the politicians. What muy
be expected from politicians, who
think that tho thi.-f end of going to
Congress is patronage, we know if we
remember with what scorn the idea of
such reformation has been assailed bv
leading Republicans in the Capitol.
But when I remember that the first
proposal of such a reformation was
brought into Congress, iu tho form of
a bill, by a Republican; and that
whatever has been done for it iu the
Senate or the House, by word or vote,
has been done by Republicans whose
partasianship has not made them in
capable of statesmanship ; uud when
I remember that the candidate nomi
nated by the Philadelphia Convention
is committed to the principle of the
Civil Service Reform, I cannot but
feel that every vole given agaiust the
Republican party is, in effect, a vote
to perpetuate the system which regards
all officers as "spoils," to be distributed
among greedy partasiaus.
Such, in view of thesa great ques
tions, is the choice between tho two
parties now appealing to the public.
Perhaps I may hereafter find time to
say something about the comparative
tunes ot the two candidates for the
$2 PER ANNUM.
When a lobster shakes hands with
you, you always know when it takes
hold, and are exceedingly pleased
when it gets done. They hive small
features, and lay no claims to good
looks, wncn mey locomote. thev re
fathers boots. Thev are backward.
very. They even go ahead backward.
They occassional!- have a row like
people, and in the melee lose a mem
ber but have a faculty of growing out
another. The process U patented both
in this country and in hiiirnpe, which
accounts for it not coming into general
use wun the Human lobster, so to
4 I ,
j lousier never comes on snore uu
less he is curried by force. They nx
altlicted with but one disease, mid that
is boils. Ihere is more real excite
iiiciii in uurponmug a wnaie, nr in
having the meascls, than there is iu
catching lobsters. The fisherman pro
vines nimseii wun a small lien coop
aim piuces in it, tor euticcrs, several
I 11. I .V I .. .
aead nsn. tie then rows his boat to
the lobster ground (which is water)
ami sinks his coop to the bottom, ami
anchors it to a smnll buoy (one from
ten lo eight years old will do), and
then goes home. hen ho feels like
it, say in the coursp of a week or so,
he 'goes back and pulls his poultry
house, if he has good success he will
find the game inside the coop.
As an article of food tho real poor
uess oi me lousier is hi inepitii. Very
lew persons rclisli the skin, and phvsi
cians sny it is hard to digest. W
therefore take the lobster und boil
until it is ready to eat. Nothing
better for colic thau boile 1 lobster. It
will bring on a cuse when cucumbers
have failed. For a sudden rase, we
advise them crumbled iu milk. Eat
en at ine rigiu time, and in proper
quantities, lobster stands second to no
truit known. . Composition by a -boy
Somebody who suw aud heard, thus
describes the performance. It was
young woman, with as many white
muslin flounces around her us the
planet Saturn has rings, that did
it. She gave tho music stool a twirl
or two nnd fluffed down on it like
whirl of reap suds in a hand basin
1 hen she pushed up her cuffs as if
she were going to fight for the chain
pmn s belt. Then she worked bauds
and wrists and spread out her fingers
tin mey looked as it they would near
ly cover the key board from I he growl
lug end to the squeaky one. Then
those hands of hers made a jump at the
keys as if they were a couple of tigers
coming down on a Hock of black uud
whito sheep, and the piano gave
great nowi as u it nnd been trod on
Dead stop so still you could hear
your hair growing. Then another
jump, and another howl, us if the
piano had two tails, and they had
both been trod on at once: then
grand clatter and scumble ami 6tiring
ot jumps, up nnd down, backward und
forward, one hand over the other, like
a general stampede of rats and mice
And thut was all.
ii is sum mo lot towing letter was
written to a ladv by a bereaved and
stricken widow iu Cincinnati :
Deak Louisa : Darlin? John died
last night. Congestion of tho lungs
Our loss is lusguin. I will join him
on the other shore. I have or-lered
the loveliest mohair for tho liuii rul
made with polonaise and trimmed with
real point lace. Lofs covered by in
surance on tho ten-vear plan; will be
paid in sixty days. 1 know you soroiv
with mo. We had four doctors at two
dollars a visit. Aunt Muriu unl not
go in mourning, because sho has just
bought her fall and winter things.
i r i . ' .... . e
ner uonnei is a straw. Ihere is a
balm in Gilead; but my heart is near
ly broken, heud me a cut paper pat
tern of thut sacuiio of yours. Your
If we may bo permitted to say
word respecting the utthctcd widow, it
would be to tho cllect that she will
probably rojio iu u fresh man within
me next twelve moiitiis, mid pay tor
her wedding gurments out of the cash
provided by dulling John upon the
A belligerent youngster, nged
eighty-three, applied to the the county
clerk of Evuusville, Indiana, for a
marriage license. Tho clerk remon
strated, saying thut a man of his ugn
should turn his thoughts towards the
other world, instead of matrimony.
"I'm of age, ain't I ?" asked the ofd
chap. "Well, rather," answered the
clerk. OH' came the old man's coat,
ami taking the attitude cf a pugilist,
he said : "I kiujist knock, fits out of
any man who doesn't approve of this
here matrimonial venture of mine. I
want the license or there'll be some
body licked quicker') thunder." He
"Would you take tha last cent a
person has tor a gluss of soda water ?"
asked a Ki nkakee youth. "Yes," re
sponded the unthinking proprietor;
whereupon hopeful pulled out theceut
ami got the drink.
Chinese laundry men in California
hurry up slow payments by kidnapp
ing nnd imprisoning their debtors.
Rates of Advertising.
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In length, clO per year.
Legal notices at established rates.
These rates are low, and no deviation
will bo made, or discrimination among
atrons. 'i he rates ottered aro such, s.s
will make it to the advautai:eol' men iloi. ,r
business iu the limits of the circulation of
tlio paper to advertise liberally.
The Sentimental emit, about " menu .
filiation" nnd "claspinz hands across
the bloody chasm" which marked
nearly all Mr. of Greeley's speeches in
his lecent electioneering tour means,
if it bo anything but a political sham,
that the people of the ex-rebel states
have good grounds f r complaining of
the manner in which they have been
treated by the Republican party, and
the Government acting under its con
trol. Mr. Greeley, now that ho has
become the apostle of Southern whito
men's rights, especially if thev ore
Democrats, takes up the complaint in
their behalf, und by direct implica
tion charges cruelty and injustice upon
the Government "nnd tho majority of
the Northern people. A more stupen
dous humbug was never attempted
and a viler slander never uttered. Mr.
Greeley knows belter, and wo henco
find it difficult to regard him as honest
in this lucyrymose zeal to redress the
grievances of the South. Thcro are
no just grievances to be redressed and
there never have been nny. Did tho
Government do wrong in couquerin
the Rebellion and saving the Union?
Diil Congress do wrong in proposing
and did tho people do wrong in ratify
ing the three constitutional amend
ments? Was it wrong to reconstruct
the Rebel States on the basis of equal
rights? Is it wrong for Congress to
enforce by appropriate legislation the
constitutional guaranty of these rights?
Docs Mr. Greeley mean to say that
these are grievances? What is oil
this w hining sent'nnentnlism about? Is
not every state fully represented iu
Congress? Is not every state in tho
Union under the government of its
own local officers, chosen by u free
vote of the people? Has not tho Gov
ernment extended amnesty to nc.irlv
nil the ex-rebels? Has it not restored
all the lands that were confiscated,
with the single exception of tho Ar
lington estate? Has the President
done anything more than simply to
execute the laws passed by Congrcs?.
We cnu reudily understand Jeficrson
Davis when he talks about tho out
rages perpetated upon tho South; but
the marvel is to sto Horace Greeley,
iu view of his own record, trotting
around the country nnd undertaking
to get up an indictment against the
Government and the Republican par
ty on the ground of injuries uud in
justice done to the South. This same
air. Greeley is a swift witness agaiust
himself to prove that the whole thing
is a sheer pretense. Unless ho has a
very short memory, ho must feci no
a littlo embarrassment when he stands
alone in his own presence. X. N. Jn- '
. tf .
At the last school exhibition of a
town in Maine the following essay re
ceived the prize: c a tho Turkic
This animal is found always iu tho
water und then he comes on dry land.
Tho ttirkle cannot fly. If ho was the
right kind of a bird he' could fly;' but- '
if he was a goose bird or nn ostrich ho
could not Hy, The turklo has four
paws and a mouth liko the American
eugie, which makes tiie liritish Lion
uud uniform tremble. The turklehas
n shell, niul. sometime folks put fire mi
it and too turkie crawls out. ulicn
the turkie trawls out of his shell he is
very wet and sticky. There aro two
kinds of turkie, the mud turklo and'
tho other kind. We didn't havo
other kind iu our pond. French
Irish people cat turkie and frogs,
1 should not like to. I caught a tur
kie mice, but it did not do mo anv
good, for I swopped it off for a jack-
Unite una cut inv lingers. X-utlier
said it was a judgement, but I thought
it was a knile. 1 (lout know much
about turkles, but I am for Grunt.
1 uurs respectfully, Lucius Tcwsbury
A Metropolitan Hotel telegraph of
fice, curly Monday luoruiiiL' Youncr
gentleman operator, alter repeated
culls for a young lady opmator iu a
branch olliee, at last gets a respose.aud
then, "click, click, click, click" (for
tissimo), ho telegraphs back to her
vehemently, "1 have been trying to
catch you for the last half hour," In
a moment the following spicy reply
came tripping back to him over tho
wire Iroln the telegraphic suburban
maiden: "Pooh! That's nothing ; there
is a young man here who has beet)
trying to do the same thing for the
last two years, und ho hasn't caught
There is more than uno way of talk
ing on the subject of religion, and a
better way, evidently, than the old Ju
ly hud totiiiil, tvhose husband lay
wasting under a lingering disease. Hie
rector expressed a hope that she some
times spoke to him ot the future. 1
lo, indeed, sir. Otteu nud often, I
wuke him in the night and sav, 'John,
John, you littlo thinks of the toruieut
as is preparin' for you.'"
A well known writer on farm suh-
ects says that the way to raise pin
iron is to ring the pig's nose aud then
ft It i in root for it. Pig lead cad nlso
be produced by attaching a rope to tho
Good words aro not alwavs indica
tions of a good heart. Even tho lL-n-
ss first couiifcl to her cubs "let lis