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SENTINEL & REPUBLICAN,
WedisMdar. XotV 11. 1ST3.
B. F. SCHWEIElt,
editor as i-Rorairroa.
The authority in this Commonwealth to
provide for a change of the fundamental
law, or Constitution, is vested in the Legis
lature, working aurler the prew-nti Consti-
ttition. . jiocognixiug the desire of thepeo-j
pie, as cxj'resci throiieh the pre gener
ally of- the State, the Legislature in Arii,
1S72, passed an "act to provide for calling
a Convention to aru-nd the Constitution."
Under the provisions of that act the Con
vention received jurisdiction to work, aad
propose changes in the fundamental law,
subject to the approval or ipproval of
the people at the l'!ot-box. The act pro
v Wed the aisnner of snb-mtting the pro
poned amendment to the people. The act
provided the manner in which the election
shot-Id be held. It provided the manner of
counting the votes,, and announcing fha
tnc. It also provided for the compensa
tion or salarv of members of the Cocven-
tion, each of whom, nnder the act, was to
r-cc:ve one thousand dollars, tea cents
mileage, per mile, circular, and liny dollar
lor postage and stationery or pair. The
act c'jntaiued other provisions which are
not here enumerated.
Members were elected nndcr the provi-
ions of the act. The Convention waa con-
. . J ; . - a '
veiiea. inn uie coj.siuerauon wi in-ouum
V. ti. r....(ilnlimi ..maM anil fi II
The Convention, however, in certain par
tirniars disregarded the Act of Assembly.
It has proved itself a thoroughly revolu
tionary body. It not only revolutionized
the fundamental law, for which it waa called,
but it also laved its revolutionary waves
over old Uw, and set aside the law passed
by the Legislature that provided for its
creation. It passed beyond the scope al
lotted tu it by the act of Assembly.
It hsa beeu so revolutionary that it has
provided for melting anide the old election
board iu Philadelphia, and appointed com
lursMOners to hold the election in that city.
If it possessed that power, did it not also
possess the power to set ssidc any other
old law, or law passed under the Constitu
tion und'T w hich we now work t It has
provided for its re-assembling at lUrrisburg
the 27th of Ileceniber, to count and an.
numice the rote cast for and against the
new Constitution. This provision puts
aide the manner prescribed by law for the
rnunli-ig and announcing of the vote of the
people on the question.
The Convention also disregarded the act
ot the Legislature that waked it into life,
try repudiating the one thousand dollar
salary clause, and provided instead, that
each member should receive two thousand
two hundred dollars, and ten cents mileage,
per mile, circular, and fifty dollars for post
age and stationery or paper.
flic Convention hat designated the 16th
day of next December as the day on which
the people of this Commonwealth shall vote
forrthc adoption or rejection of the Con
:.tiiiition which it has trained.
Thai the people dcired changes in the
preseut or old Ccrisiitution U apparent frani
the tact that the Legislature was induced to
provide for the election of a Convention to
amend the fundamental law. How nearly
the work that has been done may suit their
views alter they have examine t it, will be
demonstrated on flection day.
fhe Sfstiikl aid Rkpiblicax will fur
nish every subscriber with a copy of the
new CoiiMitution. Let it be caralully pe
rused and reflected on. It is to be voted
lor as a w help, and not in parts. The good,
and thai which is not gond, if there be
clauses of the Utter kind in it, must be
taken all tcgethcr, or rejected all together.
It iuotjmade for the government of Re
publicans or Democrats ; it is tor the gov
emment of the whole people, and it is to
be considered entirely outside of politics.
It, after examining carefully, you believe
it good, vole lor it. If, on the other hand,
after cart i ul consideration, you do not ap
prove of it, vote against it. But do not
make the mistake of voting lor it simply
lccai!r it is new.
The State printing establishment at
Harrisburg, waa destroyed by fire last
Thursday morning. The loss is a heavy
one amounting to about $175,000
for Mr. Singerly, the proprietor. The
lire originated in a pile of waste paper,
but how it got there is not known. The
flames were discovered before they had
made much progiess, but they spread
so rapidly that all efforts to extinguish
them proved of no account. A num
ber of the employee escaped from the
burning establishment with great diffi
culty. PEnrLE interested in Spanish and Cuban
arlaira has'vbecn excited within the past
week, by the opt ore of a vessel called the
"Virginius, engaged, it is alleged, in fur
ni.hing troops and Munitions of war to the
Cr.bliL. A Spanish gunboat raptured the
Virjinina on the 31st ult , near the Island
of Ja'unica. She hail one hundred and
seventy vsaengers on board, four of whom
have beeu !it. Public nicctiugs have been
held in Near York and other plasea in re
gard to the matt4T.
Trvf Board of Directors of the Pennsyl
vania Ksttrof.d have declared a scrip divi
dend of five percent., redeemable on the 1st
of Man h, 1875, with aa option on the part
of the company to redeem it at any time
alter six months. The scrip is received at
par for unpaid investment ea stock allot
ments, which can be turned into cash at
once, a there will be a demand to meet the
installments due lioiu the 1st to the Jbtb of
this auoulh -Kt..
"Hjrks of a feather flock togethar,"
'tis said. People of one mind and
lieart do like lha birds when they can
The latent illustration is found iu the
eouioluuent and congratulations that
Ft aba: Walworth sent to Stokes after
the Court had failed to Gnd the latter
guilty of xuurder.
Tnoata A -Scott tendered hi resigna
tion of the First Vice Presidency of the
Pennsylvania, Railroad Company. The
board of directors of the company respeet
t iiily declined to accept it.
'Manulactiiring interests m Connecticut
are said to be in an unfoH.. .te condi
tion.' Fifteen to twenty thousand opera
tive aud factory hands have been already
thrown out of enjoyment,"
Vmekok has ia-en found guilty of mur
der in the lirst'degree. His connsel Lave
Sited for a auw trul.
EXecntlB fXcla E. trade,
at vrilllamapert, Pa., far Ike
M brder of Ibe M'Bride.
At 1:35 o'clock, November G, 1873,
at Williauisport, Pa., tb life of Nel
son E. Wade, the author of the heart
rending and sickening tragedy enacted
in the vicinity of Linden ata'.ion, Lt
e. tiling county, on the evening of Tues
day, Jul j 22d, and which resulted in
the brutal murder of an aged couple
man and wife named John and Isa-
bclla JIcBnde, af legally required to
be taken aa the penalty of Lis fearful
John and Isabella McBrtde lived in
an old-fashioned log house situated
within a short distance of the public
highway leading from Newberry to Lin
den station. For a number of years past
everything about the premise present
ed a dilapidated and repulsive appear
ance more like the home of vnt - j
penury than of wealth and abundance.
Here it was that this old couple for
years stood sentinels over a forge
amount of gold and silver, which they
, Lld secreted about the premises, all the
tiiue fearing that they would be robbed
in spite of their own vigilance and that
of their trutity watch-dogs. They
would nut dtpobit their money in bank
ing institutions lest a failure should
occur, or a conflagration should melt
i , , . , , ,
i the treasure they held so dear,
' plenty of means at their command they
chose this miserly life in a hovel, con-
stantly struggling to swell their wealth,
instead of conforming to the usages of
society and procuring the necessaries to
make their liven comfortable and hap
py. No person could enter their rough
and slovenly domicil without having the
eye of suspicion rest upon him, and by
day as well as by night they kept strict
guard over their boarded treasure, de
nying themselves the couircou comforts
of life. In the midst of plenty they
spparently had nothing, aud worship
ped ninuey as their God.
Some fourteen years ago aa unknown
party visited the bouse for the purpose
of robbery. VYIicn the robbers made
their appearanc the dogs became bo
boisterous that they were frightened
away without obtaining any booty.
From the time of this attempted rob
bery, np to the date of the murder of
the McHrides, a light could always be
observed burning in the house at night,
and it is said tha; while one would
sleep the other would remain on guard,
showing that there was a constant dread
of robbery and n-urder.
It is the general supposition that the
bloody deed was committed on the
evening of the 22d of July, although
the murder as not discovered until
between two and Jiree o'clock the fol
lowing afternoon. A neighbor having
occasion to pass the house at the hour
named, in the direction of Linutn sta
tion, observed the cattle standing in the
yard and thought it rather an unusual
occurrence that tbey should be penned
np at that hour. He proceeded at once
to make an examination of the premi
ses and was Horror-stricken to find the
old lady lying dcid near the cellar door,
ber bead resting on a pile of stones and
her gray hair saturated with blood
which ooxed from an ng'.y wonnd just
back of the right eye. Realizing that
a dreadful crime had been committed,
he gazed upon the bloody corpse but
j for an instant and then hastened around
to the rear of the bouse through which
he attempted to gain admittance to the
premises, but the door was securely
fastened and he failed. The alarm was
immediately given and other neighbors
soon flocked to toe scene of the tragedy.
The party then forced an entrance to
the house, where they found the old
mac lying on the floor and the dog on
the bed. The coroner, doctors and
other officers were summoned without
delay, and upod their arrival at the
scene of the murder, the old man, who
was insensible, was placed on the bed
in the room where be had been stricken
down and bis wounds dressed, seven j
deep gashes being found on the top of
bis head. In the rcom where the old j
man lay was found a heavy club, mads
out of a young pine saplitig, about fout
feet in length and two inches in diam
eter, which bore evidences of being
freshly cut and with murdceous inten
tions. It was bespattered with blood,
and several gray hairs were observed
adhering to the rough bark, whizh
showed conclusively that it Lad been
used to perpetrate the bloody deed.
The night after the murder two citi
zens of Williamsport visited a bouse of
ill fame kept by a woman named Mar
garet Slifur, on Washington street.
when a girl named Jcunie Uusseil
asked one of them to give ber green
backs iu exchange for a five dollar gold
piece, which was done. A short time
after this transaction she was observed
to have more gold ia ber possession
This aroused the suspicion of the two
gentlemen, and tbe girl was questioned
aa to where she obtained the money and
stated that it had been given to her by
a man named Wade, who was at that
time in the bouse ; that during tbe day
she had been out riding with him on the
Hloouiing Grove Road, and that be took
two bags of money out to the farm
house of a man named Harvey, with
whom Wade had lived several years
when a boy. A plot was immediately
concocted for Wade's arrest, bis liberal
supply of gold strongly pointing to hint
as the murderer. It was arranged that
tbe girls and one of the gentlemen
should interest Wade in a game of
euclir io an npper room wLile the other
gentleman-went in search of tbe police.
Tbe plot worked admitably and Wade
was arrested and committed to prison.
The next day two policemen visited
the honse tf llsrvej, near Blooming,
Grove, and succeeded in recovering a
bag containing about $100 in silver;
but the other bag was missing, and
could not be found.
A rhort time after be bad learned of
the murder, the Coroner empanoelled a
jury and proceeded to hold an inquest.
Money to the amount of $2,400 both
in coin and bank notes, was found stored
away in almost every nook and corner
in the boure and surroundings. After
hearing and noting the evidence of a
number of witnesses the jury returned
a verdict to the effect that Isabella Mc
Bride and John Mcliiide came to their
death by blows received at the bands of
Nelson E. Wade, on the evening of the
22d of July. 1873.
Subsequently, learning that Wade
was desirous of making a confession,
t'je coroner's jury repaired to the jail
for the purpose of btaring from the lips
of the murderer his statement of the
manner in which he committed the aw
ful deed. Wade received the party
with a villainous smile upon bis face,
vet with a bold, defiant look tbat im
mediately stamped him as a cool asd
determined assassin. He first iuquired
if they wanted his confession for the
newspapers, when an ex-sheriff replied,
"W bat difference will tnat make to you?"
Wade replied : "None, for I don't care
a d u what you want it for."
Wade first confessed to the killing of
the aged couple on the evening in ques
tion by striking them over the heads
with a bludgeon afterwards found in
the house. He then procured an axe,
went np stairs and broke open a chest
and made two trips that night carrying
away the money. He declared that be
got betwten sixty and seventy thousand
dollars, and tbat when be came to die
be would tell some poor man where be
bad buried the money, but that no rich
aian should have any portion of it if be
could help it. He said tbat he had
fifty different names in his lifetime, but
that bis right name is Nelson E. Wade.
He was free io admit that be Lad com
mitted several murders prior to killing
the McBridea : that be shrunk not at
any crime, aud closed bis harangue
with the following sentenee : " Gentle
men, this is getting to be a great coun
try, where a few rich men rule the na
tion, and the poor mast suffer; it's
time there was a stop put to it ; the pe
ple are goiug to the devil as fast as thsy
At an early age Nelson E. Wade was
thrown upon the world to mould his
own character for good or evil. Hi?
mother is still living, but since the age
of sixteen years has beta subject to fits
of insanity. At the age of niue ycais
Wade weut to liv-e. with the farmer
named Harvey, iu the vicinity, wlitber
be remained until he was sixteen years
old, aud then started in life for himself
a hardened and reckless youth. At the
time he was executed he was thirty-five
years of age, having lived a life of dis
sipation for the past nineteen years.
The murdeier was fond of blasting and
appeared to take especial pride in rela
ting bow many persons be had killed
during bis lifetime. He has frequently
been in the Lycoming county jail
charged with committing thefts and
breaches of the peace. At one time
be was employed as a brakeman ou the
Philadelphia and Erie railroad, but
was discharged for disorderly conduct.
It is said ot the murderer that while he
was in the Western army, be was the
perpetrator of ono of the most cruel
and blood-curdling acts on record. It
is in substance tbat from some cause be
became offended at a boy, and dragged
him into a log house, secured the win
dows and door-way so that escape was
impossible, and then applying fire to
the structure, stood guard, and laughed
with fiendish glee at the crackling
flames as they consumed the body of
the poor, defenceless lad.
While in prison be continued to ex
hibit the same boasting spirit, and
seemed to be the same hardened mon
ster he was when he committed the ap
palling crime. On several occasions he
broke bis handcuffs, and it became
necessary to plaee an iron collar around
his neck and chain him to the floor.
On one occasion he was asked bow he
passed the nights, when be replied,
'Jolly; 1 have Mcliridj's ghost in
here, and I make it lively for the ap
parition." Wade and a female prisoner in the
jail were detected in a bold scheme
which they were working on to effect
their escape, by drugging the officer on
guard. A letter written by the girl to
Wade was discovered, which contained
the whole plot, and their escape at that
time was nipped in the bud.
It remained evident, however, tbat
some one was in communication with
Wade, and co-operating with his efforts
to escape. His frequent assertions that
be would never be hucg, and tbat he
would have tbe door barricaded on the
morning of tbe execution, gave rise to
suspicions, and a closer watch than ever
was kept upon the desperate convict.
U.s effart to escape by filing off his
collar bis already been given to the
public. Also his efforts to swallow the
money, and the finding of a knife bid
behind his picture on tbe wall. Tbe
impression is that Wade was saving the
money to use in the event of his es
cape, and that with tbe knife be pro
posed taking bis life before the day of
execntion, in case bis efforts to escape
should prove unsuccessful. He ap
peared quite ct est fallen at being thwart
ed in his designs and indulged in many
expressions of chagrin at tbe plight in
which he found himself.
Daring the morning of the execn
tion Wade ws visited by a number of
reporters, one of whom, io the presence
of the murderer, asked tbe sheriff when !
the execution would take place. The
sheriff replied between tbe boors of 10
A. x. and 3 P. M. Wade then requested
tbe sheriff to have the job performed
before 12 o'clock, as be bad an engage
ment ic hell at that bonr. He said
be would walk to the gallows like a
man, aud there would make a speech,
giving the chief-of-police and other peo
ple hell. .
The prison doors were thrown open
to persons holding permits at 1 o'clock.
The main eutrance waa guarded by a
detail of police. Twelve jtfrora accom
panied by Sheriff Van Buskirk and phy
sicians first entered, followed by the re
porters. A few minutes prior to one
o'clock, Revs. Dr. Riley and James
Curns, Presiding Elder, both of the
Methodist persuasion, entered tbe
doomed man's cell, and ministered to
him a short time. At 1 o'clock the
line was formed and proceeded to tbe
scaffold as follows : Two ministers, tbe
murderer between tbe sheriff and chief-of-police,
deputy and policeman. Upon
arrival at the scaffold, tbe sheriff read
the death-warrant, during tbe leading
of which Wade was composed, but bad
a deep scowl on his countenance. He
then stepped on the fatal trap. He was
dressed in a dark gray coat, light vest
and pantaloons, low shoes and silk bat,
no collar or necktie, He spoke as fol
Gtntltmtn and FellowCitiztn of the
United Slates : Remember me this day.
1 am going to leave the world, guilty uf
the murder of John and Isabella Mc
Bride. 1 have told you, and you read i i
the papers bow I committed tbe deed,
yet tbe commonwealth did not seem sat
isfied. Thete were witnesses who
swore tbey saw me at tbe stables that
uight. It was false, and I hope God
will forgive them for swearing falsely.
hope and pray tbat at tbe day of res
urrection tbe newspaper cen and you
all will meet me in heaven. 1 am go
ing to a borne which lawyers and police
men cannot deprive me of a home
from which sheriffs cannot snatch me.
In a rambling manner he spoke of
the flag of tbe L'uion aud tbe enthusi
asm Le felt for it, declaring that Me
liride's gold and silver a:id all tbe gold
in the world could not Day it.
"1 stand on the death trap, and I ask
you to fight for the Union in tbe war
which 1 think is not far distant. May
God bless you all, and remember that
Jesus died for as all. You thought 1
would have to be carried to the gallows ;
but 1 committed the deed, aud 1 know
1 must answer for it. Remember that
Governor Geary ate bis breakfast and
left this warld suddenly ; so, be pre
pared. God bless you all, and may He
mercy on my soul ! God bless me !"
Wade was then seated on a o'uair,
after which Rev. Dr. Riley made some
remarks on tbe solemn and melancholy
occasion. During the Rev. gentleman's
remarks, Wade appeared unusually ex
cited, easting his eyes in every direc
tion, lie again took his position on the
fatal trap, at the same lime banding his
silk bat to a policeman and telling bira
to do whatever he pleased with it. His
arms were then pinioned behind bis
back, tbe noose adjusted around bis
neck by the sheriff, and the black cap
drawn over his head. Wade then said :
"May God have mercy on my soul."
Sheriff Van liuskirk struck the lever
with a firm hand, the trap gave way
and a horrible sight ensued. The coil
of the rope loosened, and tbe feet of
the murderer came violently in eootact
with tbe ground. At this juncture
Wade threw his bead back and shouted
at the top of bis voice, "God bave mer
cy on my oul," repeating theexclama
tion three times. The noose was theu
slipped over bis bead, and his body fell
to the ground like a log. Tbe specta
tors rushed to tbe scaffold, aged men
wrung their bands and wept like chil
dren. From the multitude a shoot of
"Oh, God! what a sight!" went up,
while numbers qoitted tbe prison-yard.
The police drove tbe crowd back, and
picking up tbe murderer carried bim on
tbe scaffold again, Wade asking them
to let bim walk up. It was a horrible
sight to see the murderer again placed
on tbe fatal trap. Again and again did
he implore God to bave mercy on his
soul. Again was the noose placed
around Lis neck ; again did tbe sheriff
strike the lever, and tbe body of Wade
daugled between heaven aud earth.
, While preparations for the second
fearful launch were being made, Wade
coolly asked the sheriff whether tbe
rope didn't slip; said bis neck was sore,
and made auotber remark inaudible to
the prest correspondents during the ex
citement. At five minutes past two
o'clock life was ptonounced extinct by
the physicians. Tbe body was imme
diately cut down and placed in a coffin
and permitted to be viewed by every
body who so desired. Observiog a wo
man among tbe excited crowd, your
correspondent approached ber. In re
ply to an interogatorj she said in sub
stance, while huge tears coursed down
ber hollow cheeks :
"1 am an sunt of Nelson E Wade.
My name is Mrs. Yader, and I live on
West street, Williamsport. I am here
to claim tbe body of the murderer,
which will be buried on tbe farat of
David Young, one mile from Dewart,
Northumberland county, and twenty-
five miles from this city."
Io addition to tbe three hundred per
sons in the prison yard, tbe execution
was witnessed by hundreds from ad
joining telegraph poles, bouse tops, etc.
Nelsoc E. Wade, tbe brutal mur
derer, died as bravely as a man could
die, yet not one person who witnessed
the executioo will ever forget it. The
rope used in the execution was cut in
pieces and presented by tbe Chief-of-Polico
to newspaper reporters.
The bo Jy of Wade is reported to hare
left Williamsport on the same evening
over the Philadelphia and Erie tailroad.
The woman who took charge of it is
considered irresponsible, and it is I
thought she hadf made arrangements to
dispose of it to physicians for dissec
The sheriff says the failure ot the
first banging was no fault of hi, as the
same rope and knot haoged Fields,
weighing thirty pounds more than Wade.
It was the noose tbat uncoiled. Altoo
Lancaster, has brought three barn burn-
era to grief.
Four men have been arrested in Clear
field county, charged with poisoning horses.
The current price of a likely girl in Af
rica is two cows. So say Sir Samuel
The Sdr.hury and Lemistown Railroad
will probably be sold on or about the first
of Jannary, 1874.
A crazy woman in Georgia recently moun
ted a locomotive which was standfng cnat
t end ad and ran it until the steam gave out
fifty five miles.
A negro woman in Charlestown, Indiana,
whose husband was hnng by a mob two
years aro, has begun a lawsuit against his
The New Tort Jrcmdtan defines "jour
nalist" as a man who spends the best days
of his life in conferring reputations upon
others; and getting none himself.
A Virginia paper states that a lady ia
RiU-hie county, 83 years old, recently be
came a mother. Her hnsKind is 77 years
old. Her youngest child previous to the
larl one is a grand mother.
1 clasped her tiny band m mine; I vow
ed to shield her from the wind and from
the worlds cold storm. She sat her bean
teons eyes on me, and with ber little lips
she said : "An nmbrella will do jnst as
A Bedford county man. who tried the
dodge of eloping with a girl and leaving
his wife inthe lurch, was caught and jailed
on the charge of desertion preferred by
bis wife; at this stage of the trouble the
matter wis settled and the man aud wife
went home happy together.
At a camp meeting at Middletown, Cal.,
recently, a pre'1.", delicate, little woman be
came greatly excited, and while shouting
and clasping her hands declared she want
ed to die there. Her wish was granted, for
she almost instantly fell back and died in a
The Bedford Inquirer says, a boy named
Wyant, aged fourteen years, residing at
Sazton, applied a lighted match to a lot of
blasting powder, (16 kegs,) on the 19ta nit.
The powder exploded, but strange to say,
the lad was not harmed . When asked why
he did it, be innocently replied, " Just for
the fun of the thing."
A man at Wallaceton, Clearfield county,
while attending chnreh the other evening,
beevne overheated ard pulled ou his over
coat. When he threw it on the seat, a re
volver in ona of the pockets was discharg
ed, and we are not surprised to learn that
many ot the congregation became consid
erably agitated at the unwonted noise in a
plaee of worship.
An exchange says: One morning hut
week, at an early hour, a man stand ing on
a wharf at Cincinnati, observed a dog swim
ming around in a circle in the river. The
observer went to rescue the dog, and dis
covered near him the body of a man who,
as the coroner's impiest proved, had com
mitted suicide. lie bad been the dog's
owner, and the faithful auiiual had clung to
him even in death.
On F.-iday night last some scoundrel shot
two horse and two cows, in a field of Jo
seph Haggerty, near Blair Fnrnace. One
of the horses belonged to Michael McCul
lough, of this city, and the other belonged
lo a man named George Richards. The
first horse died and the other will probably
recover. Both the cowa belong to Mr.
Haggerty, and it is thought they will re
cover. Jltooua Radical.
One Botociui, an Italian, and bis wile,
who traveled over the country with a per
forming bear, arrived at East Newark on
the 4th inst., on their way to New York,
where they toped to lodge the bear during
the winter. The husband went to New
York to make arrangements, leaving the
animal muzzled and tied to a post at the
roadside, away from any habitation, and
under watcn of his wife. When he return
ed he found the bear growling fiercely, and
holding his wife tightly in its arms. She
was already dead and horribly bruised,
trampled and torn. The bear was subse
A detective has taken James Miller, post
master at Fannetsburg, Franklin county, to
Philadelphia for robbing the mails at that
place. The suspicion of interested parties
induced the department to look after this
office, and by mailing a decoy of money
letters, and having the detective secreting
himself near the post-office at the time the
letters were expected to be in Miller's care,
he was caught in the vory act of extracting
the money from the letters. The prisoner
ia a brother to Estie Miller who is now
serving a term in the Penitentiary for rob
bing the mail on the. South Mountain rail
road on which he was tbe agent Prtt.
TITK Assessors elected in March, 1873,
aie herebv notified that the Transcripts
for the next assessmert are now ready for
them in the Commissioners' Office, in Uif-
cintown, where they are required to call
and get them, together with tbe ncceasarv
instruction, on TUESDAY, the 2nd dav of
DECEMBER, 1873. By order of the Board
JAMES DEEN, Clerk.
Nov. 5, 1873.
IS HEREBY GIVEN, That, in order to
raise money to aid in the const-uction of a
new Court Honse in Miitlintown, the under
signed, Commissioners of the county of
jiiniara, &ave issnea and are iiow prepared
to sell, at their office io Mifllintown,
The Bonds of the County,
of such denominations as may be desired -not
less than Fifty Dollars osith coupons
attm-hed, at tbe rate of six per Centura in
terest, to be paid annually. Said Bonds to
be payable in one, two, or more years, not
These Bonds are issned nnd-r the provi
sions or the Act of Assembly of the 9th of
April, 18C8, and will be a safe and desira
ble investment, exempt from taxation for all
local and municipal purposes.
TTM. VAN SWERINGEN,
DAVID B. DIMM,
A. A. CKOZIER,
James Dec, Clerk.
CoeamitsioncTs' Office, Mifflin-
town, Nov. 7, lt73. f
Larce stock or Readv-rnade Cluthin? toe
wleby ilAULEY & CO.
JOHN DIEHL hervbv announces to nis
okl customers and the public generally.
that he has again resumed business at bis
old aland, on
Water Street, HimiBtawai.
Where he win mannfactur in a satisfactory
Harness, Light and Heavy, to
owe Collars, Riding Sad-Ues. U'aon
Saddles, Bridles of all Kindt,
Plow Linei, :n fad everything
in Hi Line.
REPAIRING neatly and expeditiously
Call and inquire before going elsewhere.
On Water Street, a few doors North of
the Crystal Palace Building.
Nov 12, 1873-6oi
In the Orphan' Court efJn
. niatia County.
SHESirr's ('rrics, MirELisrow,
November 3, 1873. J
In Ikt mathr of the Par Uion anJ Valuation
of the Heal K'li-te Charlet J. Thomp
sow, late of H'aiktr Touruthip, Juniata
TAKE OTICE, that by virtue of the
aliove Writ of Partition to me directed, an
inquisition will be held on the premises
therein described on THURSDAY, the 27th
day of NOVEHBEK, A. D. '73, to ascer
tain and impure among other things whother
the said p-emisea in said writ mentioned
and described, can be parted and divided
among all the parties interested without
prejudice to or spoiling the who'e thereof,
or otherwise to value and appraise the same,
when and where yon may attend if jou see
JlhsEPH ARD, Sheriff.
To Mary Ann Thompson, William P.
Thompson, James H. Thompson, Charles
Allen Thompson, Dr. George U. Rumb;tgb
and Martha J. bis wife, J. 11. Wright and
Kmm S. bis wife, Dr. J T. Mahon and
Eliza E. his wite, Jacob Rickenbaugh and
Anna M. his wife.
ORPHANS' JXHJRT SALE.
BY virtue of an order issued out of the
Orphans' Court of Juniata county the
undersigned, Esecutor of tho estate of Mar
garet Kinsloe, deeeased, will offjr at public
sale, at the Court House in Mitt! in town, at I
o'clock P. 11., on
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1873,
The following real estate, to wit :
A HOUSE AND LOT OF GE0UND
in the village of Mexiro, Juniata connty,
adjoining lot of Peter Metrics: aud Chris
EDMUND S. POTT,
Execntor of Margaret Kinsloe, dee'd.
Nov 5, 1873-ts
TV OTICE is herebv given that that the
J. 1 following named persons have fl ed
their Administrators, Executor. and Guar
dian accounts in the Register's Office of
Juniata oounty. and the same wiu be pr
seuted lor confirmation and allowance at
the Couri llonse, in Mifllintown. on WED
NESDAY, DECEMBER 3rd, 1873 s
I. The account of C G Shelley, Guar
dian of Amos G Shelley, minor child ot
Henry Shelley, dee'd.
2- The account of Joseph k. Reuben
I.auvcr. Administrators of Jacob Lauvei,
lata of Fayette township, dee'd.
3. The account of Elihu Bennerand Geo
Kfcg. Executors of Elijah Clair, lato of
Delaware township, dec d.
4 The account of IT. B. Birtlev, (Juar-
dian of Stewart Valentine, minor child of
5. The account of John H. Campbell,
Executor of t'se estate of Andrew S Camp
bell, late of Lv:k township, dee'd.
C. The account of Samuel Rouse, Exec
ntor of George Rouse, kite of the borough
of Perryaville, deo'd.
7. The account of Joseph B.and Andrew
P. Mc)on:tld, Administrators of Joseph
McDonald, late of Beale township, dje'd.
8. The account of T M and J II Neely,
Administrator.-" of William Neely, late of
Lack township, dec d.
9. The account of Leonard Gronini-r.
Vlniinistrator of James Dixon, late of Mil
ford township, dee'd.
10. The final aeconnt of W C Laird, Ad
ministrator of Mchiel M. Mitchcl, late of
the borough of Patterson, dee'd.
11. The account of Jacob Smith, Gnar
diaii of M iry K. Piter, minor child of Elias
It. Piter, late of Northumberland county,
who is now dead.
ELI DCNN, Rtptttr.
RECisrta's OrriCK, i
Mifllintown, Oct. 21, 1873.
BY virtue of a writ of Vend. Exponat, is
sued out of the Court of Common
Picas of Juniata countv and to me i tree ted,
will be exposed to public sale, at th Court
House, in the borough of Mitllin.onn, at 1
o'clock P. M-, on FKIDAT, NOVEMUEK
2$lli, 1S73. the following real estate, viz :
A tract of land situate in Monroe town
ship, Juniata county, contain)! Sixty Acr,
more or less, having thereon erected a Log
House and Log Barn, abuut 25 acres cleared,
bounded on the east by land of Jacob Wil
low, south by Benjamin Fogle, wet by John
K Snyder, and ncrth by Solomon Shrawder.
Siezed, taken in execntion, and to lw sold
as the property of John Cluck and William
A tract of land situate io Greenwood
township. Juniata comity, containing Nine
Acres, more or leas, having thereon reeled
a Log House and Pig Pen, bounded on tbe
east, north and west by lands of Joseph
Furguson, and on the south by land ot lien
iv Laurer. Siesed, taken in execution and
to be sold aa the properly ot Daniel a weger.
A tract of land situate in Fermanagh
township, Juniata connty, animproved, con
taining Twenty-nve Acrss, more or l:aa,
bounded on the north and east by John
Balentina, on the sonlb by Emanuel Moyer,
and on the west by Calvin Bartley. Siezed,
taken in execution and to be said as the
property of Jehu Notestine.
JOSEPH ARD, Sktriff.
Sheriffs Otfice, Mifllintown, I
November 2, 1873.
1776. o 1876.
AT THE CANAL STORE, MEXICO,
Keeps constantly on hand and for sale at a
small profit, a well selected assortment of
WOOD & WILLOW WARE,
FISH, SALT, PLASTER.
Also, FLOCK ami all kinds of PROVI3 ION
and MILL FEED.
TOP PRICES paid for Country Produce
and all kinds of CHAIN, particularly for
choice lota of wheat.
Mexico, Fa., May , 1 873-6 ra.
A fine asottm"nt of cloths, cassi meres,,
veslings, (fccaiwrys on band and for salt
by b. C. LOUDON, i
COOT AND SHOE STORE.
We have opened ont in Jacob Thonws'
parlor, one door north of the JuniauTsrjtel,
the largest and best stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
ever brought to the county.
We buy onr stock from Manufacturers
and in large lots. We pay task and expect
ta sell for cos, which will enable ns to
At Prices far Below the Average.
WORK MADE TO ORDER.
This branch of tha business will bo su
perintended by A. B. FASICK, one of the
best practical mechanics in the county. All
kinds of repairing done.
JLL WORK WJRRJSTED.
July 2, l73-tf
EW FURNITURE STORE.
The undersigned would inform the public
that he has opened a
In tho oarough ol Pat terson, where h has
K1LBOURN & GATES'
Walnut Bedroom Sets,
ALL STYLES OF BEDSTEADS,
MARBLE TOP BUREAUS,
fl 1RBLE TOP ST. JDS,
Sofa, Cane-eat and Common
Chairs, Wash Stands,
Also, a Large Lot of Carpets.
As I run a car to Philadelphia weekly I
am prepared to fill all orders for furniture,
carpets, &.C., in person.
r. r. kohm.
Oct 22, l75-tf
f UN I AT A VALLEY BANK.
Pomeroy, Patterscn, Jacobs & Co.
mrrusTowx, jv.nm coistt. r..
JOSEPH POMEROY, President.
T. VAN IRVIN, Cashier.
Joseph Pomeroy, I John BilslKirb,
Jerome N. Thompson, II. H. Bechtel,
John J. Patterson, j S. "Frank Eajle.
I'nilid Sta!r S'turilits, Bond, Ifc,
bought and sold
Seren-thirtin exchanged for Five-twenliet
at market rates. United States coupons
tiolJ and Silrrr honjrht at highestt rat-
ltpoil tcrirtd. roller 1 10m made, draft
on the principal ciicj, and a general banking
Bonds and other valuable papers received
on special deposit. june8'73-tf
g B. LOUDON,
in room in rear of Crystal Palace Building,
on Water Street, MiSintown, Pa.,
FASHIONABLE GOODS always on
CUSTOM WORK DONE on tho shortest
GOODS SOLD by the yard or pattern.
FEKSONS buying goods can have them
cut in garments free of charge.
BUTTERICICS P.1TTERS also for
ALL WORK WARRANTED.
Oct 22, 1873-tf
Formerly VToon . Ma.J
STAAI0XARY AND PORTABLE
The Best & Most Complete As
sortment in the Market.
These engines have always maintainor
the very highest standard of excellence.
We make the mamifactnr.f Fniin.. t?;i
era and Saw Mills a specialtv. We bve
tbe largest and most complete works of the
kind in the country, with machinery espe
cially adapted to thn work.
We keep constantly on hand largo bqto
brrs of Kngines, which we furnish at the
very lowest prices ami on the shortest no
tice. We build Kngines specially salapted
to Mines, Saw Mills, Grist Mills, tanneries
i anion oins, inresuers and all classes of
We are now building the celebrated Lane
Circular Saw Mill, the best ami most com
plete saw mill ever invented.
We make ttie manufacture of Saw Mill
outHta a special feature our business, and
can turTmh complete on the shortest notice
Our aim in all cases is to fnrnish the best
machinery in the market, and work abso
lutely unequaled for beauty ot desigit.econ
my and strength.
Send for circular and Price List.
UTICA STEAM ENGINE CO.,
Oct 8, 1873.
Eutatt of George Pilt, iectaxed.
TV'OTICK is hereby given that Utters of
J. 1 Admin miration ram tut amenta anmrxo
on the estate of George Pile, late of Dela
ware township. deceased, have been granted
to the undersigned. All persons indebted
to said estate are requested to make im
mediate payment, and those having claims
will please present them duly authenticated,
Oct 22-oW Mmim.tralor,.
t.-SaV tW f X ,,: iri.'l or tp!tn4id
It reproacnts sample IV" ! i
binding ot aw iiwensvij i.hct-.. - -
i.i r,b. that sell in everv laiirric. .
Beat thing ever tried by tanvassera. Agent
wanted, to make a permanent bnsinesavsaa -
.i ... -i-- in .vrr muntr ProsDectrtS)
nicv " " ' - - "
sent post-paM on receipt of price; $l-0.
For circulars and liber.tl terms, addresn
JOHN E. POTTER . CO., Publishers,
IJOLARIS MYSTERIES solved; disasters)
i vividlv Dortrared. ee
Frozen Zone i" Explorers- A splen
did octavo oi rw ygv, '"
illustrated witn etegani areei aim o
gravities. A fascinating- nisiory jijvuo
adventure. Tbe most saleable book out.
a ..... iv-.wl. Si.-nii lor terms and sam
ple pag;es to Mutual Publishing Co., Hart
43 4 t O Of! Ia four Week
o41soU Can vims I ogf waa
one agent's prout on Bryant a Library of
Poetrv and Son; X1U in one wsrarsk
on The New Housekeeper's Manual, by
Miss Beecher and Mrs. Siowe. Any active
nan or woman can have aa agency. J. B.
FllMI) 4. CO.. New YorE. Boston, Chicago"
and San Francisco.
RICH FARMING LANDS!
FOR SALK very cheap
THE BEST l.fTEST.MET t
No Fluctuation Always Improviug rn
The Wealth rf the Country i made by lha
.Idtanet in Rea! Estate.
NOW IS THE TIME?
Millions of acres of thff finest lands on
the Contmet, in Eastern Ntr'or.iska, now for
ale ruanv ol them never before in th
market at prices tb.it DEFY, COMPETI
TION. Five and Ten Years' Credit Giten, wttb
IcterrUt Six per Cent-
Tho Land Orant Bonds of this Company
taken at par for lands. They can wow be)
Diirchascd at a lor ire discount.
E7Full panicular given, new OuM
Willi new Maps mailed free, bv a l lressiug
O. F. DAVIS,
Land Commissioner U. P. R-
SEXD roa csTALonrc.
DOMESTIC SEllIXG M.1CHISR CO.,
620 SAVED !
To meet the urgent demand of the tir.in tha
Florence Sewing Machine Co.
hare determined to
ami trill hereafter scl! their $B." trhiui
fur $ 1 5, ami other styles in preporlion.
is the OSL Y Serine Machine that feeds tt i
work bai kirard and forward., or to right anaf
left, as the purchaser may prefer. It ha
keen greatly I VPROVEii JXD SLVPLI
HEtt, and is far heller ta any other ass
chine iu the mauket.
IT IS NOW THE CHEAPEST.
Florence, Alus-i, Xut I, 7S.
FIT? KSTDF 'r'K Bi-RSEK
r inriCiirj rH srs ciumnkys.
nude by I LI .11 E ii. AT1TOUU, pro
duces !ie largest light. Can b.- nsjd on
any coal oil lamp. For sale by ail lamp
UpsYCnoMAVCY, on SOUL CHARM
I 1XG." How either s-x may fasci
nate a-id gain the love and affections of any
persons ihey choose, instantly. This sim
ple mental ac'iiirement all may possess,
tree, by mail, for 41 cents ; together with
Marriage linidu, Egyptian Oracle, Dreams.
Hints to Ladies A queer book. ltXI.OOO
sold. Address T. WILLIAM ic. CO.. Pub
WA7!! I? iY MEV- Gir, ml
yJ l'l Hi i 1 Koya wanted to sell
our French and American Jewelry. Books,
Gam', &.C. in their own localities. Ns
capital needed. Cat.iloirne. trrms, te.
sent ran. P. 0. VICKEkV t CO., J u
gnst i, Maine.
HAVl'V '".tfe P.'ff Pencil Jt
JlU.ILil Kav chw.k Outfit. Cata
logues and full partirularsj KKKK. S. M.
SrcscEC, 117 llano -er St., Boston.
500 AGENTS TZ:
Splendid assortment 1 Ijiree s.iles Largo
profits! Addreas HAASIS &. Ll'BUKCHT.
Kmpn-o Map anil Chart Establishment, 1U7
Libertv St., New York.
THE 3d OF DECEMBER.
Those who propose invesring, (and
r-oes nor in iieneis lor th
Fourth Grand Gift Concert
roa tbv: wrKrrr or tr
PUBLIC LIBRARY of KENTUCKY
Which comes off in Louisville on the 3d, o
December next, have no trm to loaw.
ONLY C0,0W) TICKETS
HAVE BrtS ISSl'ED, ASD
12,000 CASH OIFTU,
wili sm insTsraiTrD as follows ,
LIST OF GIFTS:
One fSran.1 Cub Gift S2.j0.00O
One Grand Cash Gift 100.000
Hie Grand Lasb Gilt
1 me ( rand Ca.h Gilt .....
One Grind Cash Gilt
10 Ca.-,h Gilts V10,IHM each
S Cash Gifts 5.0t, each...
100 Cash Gift
ISO Cash Gifts
2..0 Cash GrtU
325 Cash Gifts
11,000 Cash Gilts
Whole nckc-ts $50. Coupons (Troths,) Si
ELEVEN TICKETS FOB tHO.
For tickets or information, address
Til Os). E. BnAJILETTC,
Agctt Public Library Kentucky, Louisville,.
Til OS. TI. II ITS ft, CO.,
609 Broadway, S. Y-
OTICE I.M rARTiriO.tt
In the mailer of the Estate at Jacoh Bm
Tho Commonwealth of Pnirylania to
Marxaret Lepley. widow, Sarah, wife of
Jonatbaa Hugh, Margaret, wi'ir cf Hoss
Donley, Cbrixiianna. wiree-l Abraham Zeig
ler, Matilda, witeof riliuui: Lepley. and Pe--ter,
Amos, Jacob, Jantrand Samuel jiailey,
htirs at law of Jacob- Bailey, JecM.
You are hereby cited to 'or and appear be
fore onr Judges of onr Orpha'i'o:ri to
fce iekt at Mifflintown, connty of Joniata
on the Brat Moodav of Dscein her. A . D
1873, at 2 o'c'ocfc P. M , then and Ibe re to
acceU or refase try take the rail Mtarw oC
Jacob Bailey, deceased, at the appraised.
valuation pnt upon it- by an Inquest duly
awarded bv the saUVCourt, od roturnasd If
the Sheriff tlie V th Uy of August, A. D,
173, to wit: IJ-a acres at and for tho sum of
21 1 per acre.
JOSEPn ARO, Sheriff-..
Sheriff's Orrict, i