The Tioga County agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa.) 1865-1871, August 02, 1871, Image 1

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Par Special Notices 15 cents per line; Editori 4 l •
Lecai 20 contsper line. • , .
Transient adveatising war be paid for in advance.
ittl-inetice Blanks, Constable Blanks, Deeds,i.n...!
.no nt Notes, Marriage Certificates, *c . o n band.
J. PAR t fiIIIMST & CO.,
May 31, 1871-6 t
Seeley / Cotes & Co.
BANKERS, 'Knoxville, 'Bog% ICounty, Pa.
Reactive money on depbsit, discount note
and sell drafts on New York City. Colleo
ions promptly made—Jan 1,1871—y
3fonoiat SHELEY—Oacoola.
DAVID CoArs,l Knoxville.
VIND ottkliDtiLL,
Offioo in Smith and Bowen'a Bioak, acroaa ha
from Agitator Office up Maim [second floor.]
Wellaboro Pa, • Jan. 4,1871-Iy.
Jno. I. Mitchell,
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Claim, and Inc.
suranee Agent. Moe ovorEress's Drug Store,
Wellsboro, Pa. • Jan.l, I§7lry
William ii. Stone.
ttor , ay and Counselor at Law, first door abov
Conyige & 'Osgood's store, on Main street.
wall bk a ,ore, January 1, - 1871 y
- •
Jno. Adam , •
,nselor at Law, Mansfield, Tiogt
leotiona promptly attOndec
attorney and Co
3ounty, Pa. C
to. Jan. 1, 1871
I'lllson • Niles,
Attorneys and Counselors t Law. Will atten.
promptly to business entrusted to their care 1 ,
the counties. or Tioga, and \ ' otter. Office on
the Avenue.-% Jan. 1, 1871 y
6. I' . WlLsoit.l [J. B. Nitta.
. , .
Johu; W. Guernsey,
Attorney and Counselor at Law. All usines:
entrusted to him will be promptly Eaten, ed to
office 2d door south of Hazlett's Hotel,
Tioga County, Pu.'--Jan, 1, 1871•.
Wni. B. Smith)
Pension, Bounty •and Insurance Agent. Corn
munieations sent to the above address will re
eiiive prompt attention. Terms moderate,
Knoxville, Pa.—Jan. 1, 1871.
Soymour & Horton,
Attorneys and Counselors at law, Tiogn Pa.
All business entrusted to their care will receive
prompt attention.
Jan 1.1871 y
ARmsTßorfa /
Armstrong & Linn,
Jun 1, 1871-y.
W. D. Terbell & Co.,
‘Vnolesale Druggists, and dealers in WitlePaDer,
Kerosene Lauips,, Window Glass, Perfulnery,
Paints, Oils, Icc., kc.-Corning, N.Y. Jana '71.;
11. Bacon, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon, Ist door east of Laugher
Bache—Main Street. Will attend promptly to
nll calls. IV°llsbero.—Jan. 1, 1871.
A. M. Ingham ) M. D. )
Homoeopathist, Office at his Residence on the
Avenno.—Jan. 1, 1871.
George Wagner,
Shop first door north of Roberts Sr.
y's Hardware Store. Cutting, Fitting and Re
pairingdone promptly and well.--Jan.1,1871
Smith's Hotel,
Logi. Pa., E. M. stain, Proprietor. donee in
good condition to accommodate the traveling
public in a super'or manner.--Jan. 1, 1871.
Farmers' Temperance Hotel.
Mr. B. MONROE, having'purchased this house,
will conduct in future as in the past, strictly
on temperance principals. Every accommo
dation for waft an.l beast. Charges reason
January 1, 1871 -
Union Hotel.
•Vill 11. Van Horn, Proprietor, Wellsboro, Pa.
Thl+ house is pleasantly located, and has all
the convoninnoes for'lnan and beast. Charges
rawlerate,—Jan 1, 1871-Iy.
W. W. WEBil, M. 8.,
Physician and Surgeon.
OFMK—Opening out of Hastings dr, Cole's
Drug Moro.—mar. 1,1871.
Ladies' Millinery
AIRS SOFIELD has a complete assortment
.1:11 or the I iteA styles of
11,11;»crj) 17,1)1.1 ri,lrniSltiity G00(1,9,
Kh ch ~ he is telling at unusually lost prices.
overy dis/ription to suit everybody, and
clakling Ladies' Ready-Made Dresses, a -cum-
Guttit, that cannot fail to please the ladies.
Plea:o call and examine Goods and prices.
`'Poltt{ opp" Lite Post (Aloe, Mein Street.
May 1, 1870. tf
New Millinery !
118. c. I'. S, 11, hag now on hand an elo
iyL gant assortwent of all the latest styles of
Fancy Goode, Pai'asols, Gloves,
which she is soelling at \very Intr prices. Drop
In and FOO the now gona.
May 4, 1871-tf
Bushels Stone Lime
for sale by
A, April 19, ISTI.-m
TUE subscriber offers for sale his farm of 56
acres, pleasantly situated in Catlin Hollow,
Charloston Ttoga county, Pa.; within about, four
0 /ilea of Wellsboro and two miles of Niles Val
k', depot. school house, church, mills, shops,
10 ., within a mile. Terms easy. Inquire on
the Premiees of C. G. GATLIN.
114 7 17 1 1871 tf
00,1 18,00
4 . 00 1' 8 .
Mni„ C. P. ,SMITH
_..:. 3 ':'r.ii:Ji~c:':t...a;:-'c+,::L4.~ , -j ".a:':~~ :~c.,c:,i ''<~~ LLru';
LATELY known as the Towneendlieuee ,
•tif and fora time occupied by D. D. Eoli
day, has been thoroughly refitted, repair
ed and opened by 1
who will be happy to accommodate the) old
friends of the house at very reasonable rates.
Jan 1,1871 y , DANIEL MONROE.
Tioga Marble Werke, •
THE undersigned is now prepared to axe
onto all orders for Tomb Stones and Momn.
manta of either
of thelatest i style and approved workmanship
and with dispatch. s •
He keeps constantly on hind both kinds.ot
Marble and will be'ttble to snit all who may fa
vor him with their orders, on ilsroasonableterms
as can be obtained in the country. '
ALE poisons indebted to D. P. Roberts by
Book account or Notes aro roquestod to call
and nettle and save Climb), at G. VT. Mertiors
Feb. 1, 1871.-tf
FL. M. C:01.73.033r,
EEPS constantly on hand, EtGIN
-4 ES, Marino, Alarm A Calendar COCKS
, •
Phited Spoons and Forks; Table, Butter and
Fruit Knives; Caps, Castors and Cake Baskets;
Napkin Rings; Cream Salt Sugar and Mustard
Spoons; Fine Gold and Agate Rings; Gold ;Yana
and Pencils; Solid Gold Sets; Pearl Fancy mid
Plated Buttons; Watch Gnards and Chains, Ac.,
A largo stock of SPECTACLES, GLASSES, and
Colored Glasses, all at reduced prices.
. ,
N. B.—Wateliehiandlirivelry neatly Repared.
March 1, 187
114 -
*masa DENTIST. •
o h o opposite Cone House, Wollaboro, Pa. All
oper,tions neatly and carefully performed. Zat
isfacti. . guaranteed at 'live end let live prises.'
Peb 2 1871 tf
lid aiaufa <turing Company,
—Constituted by the bo a es of the people
Received tho Great 4 a nd of thO,
And have left all rivals far behind the n for they_
SOLD- IN 1870—_
being more than forty thousand in advataie of
their sales of the previous year, and over/brill
/our lhounina more than the Pales of any other
Company for MO, no shown by the folloring
figures from SWORN returns of the sales of
The Binger Manufacturing Company
sold over the Florence Sewing
Machine Co 110,173 Machines
Sold otmr the Witen.r R Gibto Sew
ing Machine Co., 98,943 do,
Sold o»er the Weed Sewing Mn-
• chine Co.,
Sold over tho Grover & Baker
Scaing Machine Co., 70,431 do.
Sold over thcßowe Machine Co., 52,617 do.
Sold over the Whe/ter & Wileon
Manufacturiny Co., 45,625 do.
all of which is mainly owing to the popularity_
of what iq known as the "NEw FAan - t.Y Sr.lviaro
MACHINE; which is now fast finding its 'way
into every well regulated household.—For Cir
culars giving full particulars of Machines, their
Folding Cases of many varieties of wood and
finish, their Attachments for numerous kinds of
work, which, till recently, it was thought that
delicate fingers alone could perform, as well as
particulars about all articles used by their Ma
chines, such as Twitt, Linen Thread, Spool Cot
ton, Oil, &c., &c., apply to any of their Author.
iced Agents, or to
458 Broadway, New York, Philadolphiti
Office 1106 Chestnut St.
March 22, IS7I-tf.
New Music Store I
GREENER'S now Improved Iron Frame
. and Soft Pedal
Dealer in ail kinds of
Pianos and Musical Merchandise,
orgost and bebt selection of MUSIC in this foe
ion of the Country. Pianos warrautod fur 20
Melodeons and Cabinet Organs
with reener's Pa ten t Foot Pedal.
All kinns of Inalrutnnit4 bought or Nikon in
faxchanpo nn.l to let. 7.J.`r . All orders for re-
Wring and 'Furling nronol.: attended to.
J. W. Mc NTOSII, Agent,
Lldarob 22, 1871.
Health ! Btandar t Illedictnes.
T TSP. Dr. HERRICK'S Sugar Coated Vegeta
I'lllB'llnd Rid:Strengthening plasters—
tile best in use!
Use nanTell's Condition Powders for Horses
and Cattle—satisfaetion guaranteed or money
refunded; .
Us') Dr. Perrin's Fumigator for Catarrah. The
above articles aro for sale by W. C. Kress, Ag't,
Wellsboro, and the trade generally.
Tune 14, 1871-3 w.
Public Road Letting.
~11E stbseribers will receive orders until the
1 15th of Augur, For the construction of a
üblic ROllll in Morris Township, from Babbs
P reok to Antrim.
The part to he now let, will commence at the
orth end of the bridge, near the house of Wm.
'V. Babb, and runs along tho western slope of
he bill two and a half miles to the Broughton
og road near the Antrim Coal Mines. The lo
ation of the roMI will be pointed out tq.any one
eB tring to examine the ground by crpling on
,ir. T. Ferrer at Antrim, or on W. W. Babb at
abbe creek. Specifications of tho work may be
ad of Mr. Fairer or the subscribers. Offers to
e made by the rod, and to include bridges and
nlierts. WM. W. BABB,
ehtly 19,1871,4 t Commissioner/.
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Eitrz RAILWAY. ,
Tlxs Tape), 4Dorsay MAT.IS, "la7l. -
Now and improved. Drawing ROom, and galloping
Coaches, combining all Modern Improvements, aro
ran through on all Trains between Buffalo; -Niagara
Falls, Saapenelon Bridge, Cleveland, Cincinnati and
New York. • • -
STAXionB. No. 1. t : No. 6., N 0.74 10.3.*
N. York, L'vo 900 a ra 11,00 am 6,80 p nil 7,90 pm
Jer. City " 9,16 " 11,16 " - 7,20 "
Newark, " 11,05 " 5,4 e .
Paterson " 12,00 m 6,25 "
Tamers' 10,48 " 1,86 Din. 809. 9,10 Sup
Newb'rg " - ...... 11;40am - 8,80 pus 4
Geyeanrt" 1,69 pm; 8,00 4 ,',
Goshen , ...... -, 246 • ' !SY' "
Itidiet'n " 2,89' '' ' 0 A ‘
rt Jervis,'Arr. 11;65 " BO st •- f 9,20 fg ID,BOp m
Binglemton ' 4 .. 8,59 pm' 9,11' “ ' •2,2lisni e -B.lBa In
Elmira • ' 6,44 " 11,80 Pt' • 4.40 "-- 6,15 "
Rochester""lo,27-" -- ------9,65 "- - -9,65 " .
Duffel° • " .10,50," 8,20 a m 11 . 2 0-"—•• 1 / 1 20 "
N lag. Valle f " -11,66 " . 7;19:" ',l'M* toirt 12,15 pm
sae. Budge". 12,00 in 7,16 " -12:25 1 " ..12,15 0„,
e ia
Dunkirk •, '-; • 1,11. a m -.7,20" 4.12' l' , 12, 8 4 "
Meadville " ,1,26 ", ,9 , 20 P .-, 2 ,11.1 p - 2 1 2 TIM
Cleveland fl - 5,50 "• , 2.80 P . -M- ' 2O pm-4,20 pm
Dayton " 12,80 '
ii in ' 7,25 "' ‘. 4,05 a xix - 4,05 ain
Cincinnati" 2,45 - " ''' ' ''';' -";(00 " ',.- 180 "
AnDrrrOnal, Loom Taints.
11.25 a m*-Leaie Corning, ex. aim, foil:WOO] !mills.
10.20 a m—Leave Corning, ex. fixiii.,ftwAlot• n ellerive.
4,60 a Ea—Leave Corning, for.Bornelbwillm,' 1
2.00 p nt—Leaye Corning, ex. Pandays, for Neal°.
• - , . - t • tRAOTIVARIL'' , . ' • ' - ,1 i
STATIONS. ' No. 12. No. 4... • . ' No. 8. No. 2.
Cincinnati. live 9.45 p rit - ' ' •• ! ' i 3..: - 1,16 m
Dayton, " - 12,03 am - 6A5 am 8.28 4. .
Cleveland ", '' 7.26 " ...,...... 'fqP MlO "
Meadville " 11.8.2pu ~ .. ~ , 80p .2' am
'Dunkirk " ' 1.26 p ra ": 1 0: PP.: OS •*_•• •••
Bns. /fridge " 1.40" ' 5,3511 M •' ''• o 1 6.0 "
Niaga Falle " 1.48 " - 6,42 " '-', .3.. t.:.,; - ;- 8.00, "
~ 14
Buffalo s " • 2.40'4 i 6.26 i'e .-: 11.20 ..". %CID , "
/tad/eater -" - 4.00" • -6.40.!' ',..- • '• .8 "
Elmira ," ~
8.10 12.26 i mi . ' 64.4 iix 114 "
Biughian'to" ' 11).08' "" "2.28." - 7.00'" - 1.22 t m
Witt Jerrie Ar. ' 2 63nra ' 7'.06 4 ‘ '"' itiO li' ''' 145 i
Middlet'wn M ,•.c 8.68 fi. s:. 8.90 W Li: Lia a:we,' .-
" r
• .
•;11,40 e
- -
4 "..3.1.. t' l
0 a
:Turners. " , - - 9.o6Dyty r iln•,l3B c
lateredi 'i - 5.00 . " - *1015a 0.2•21 . in 748 Pm
Nevflre. -'" - 7:00 4 L"2.97pm"61""
3re, Oliy" ; 118 . }0xrP1.6Sati"2.6", - ; 842
New York " 7.00 ", - ..11.10 . 7"- •• '13.10 lc :.' 8.80 "
11.20 a m—Leave Corning Sundays excepted, for )wogo
12.05 p in—Leave,Con•ruing for Sualluellaima*-• i
2 - 05 p ni—Leave Coining Tor - Elinii a. ---- ; •
4.25 p I±l—Leans Corning ox. Sun Obi Susquithoinna.
• * °ally; , - • . . ;-Mondays excepted.;
L. 13: ItISOKER, ;-- . - '-') I .W. R. DARR,.
: Oman Sups: . . .: ;; , - „act.. Pees, Ag't.
Blossuutg & Ciiintiig:&TlOtt B. B.
N 01.0.38 m• No 8..4.20 p •NO a m
No 7-6.38 a m NO 0-12.07 pm ---tioll-I.Bs } pm
NolB-0.30 p m - 16-19.14 p m -Nct17•1 4 86 m
No 2-4.12 i) m No 4-8.41 a m No 8-5:264 m
No 8-8.08 a M No 10-10.60 am• No 12-114 a m
No _1442.07 p,m No 16-1.85 p . :No 1843 pm,;
No 20-0,30 p m - No 22 7 7142 p m lto;2io2.sp ain
A. H. GORTON, • • -
." L. V. RRATITIOtt,
F3apt B. it. O. ,; • TiQglita
Northern Central ltallroa.
Express 10 66 1 m Morning Ace.... 11. 90 ain
Eimiraldsll....lo.o6 pin Evening Acc.... 756 p m
Express .10 26 p m
GOING NORTH. • *sorra sorra.
Morning Acc.... 6 15a m Elmira Moil 6 0a m
Express • 1180 a in Express p
Evening Aco 620 pro t lrmsport Acc.. 6 6p in
_ ED. S. YOUNG, Oen'l Pose.
g .
. .
, &
92,831 do.
establishment f which le sold low for
hort NOTICE.
- January 1, 1871-.
Farm or Sale. •
in Subscriber offers for safe his farm, situ..
ated in the town of Delmar, some eight
miles from Wellisboro, Said-farm contains 76
acres, some 30 of_which is improved ; good
frame barn 30x42, and a .good, log , house, and
some fruit trees tkereon. Sitictlarin is un.,,r
passeil for fortilitY of soil in this seer% o. For
particulars inquire of the subtosiber at the office
of 6: W. Merrick, Esq., WellskOre; Pa. •
• - API:11'190 871-41.' - -(sAI•REDFIELD.
Planing and latching'
)ONE with neatness and dispatch, Also,
made from inph lumber. Can. plane 24 inbbes
wide. At Hamilton's "team mill, on Hammond
creek, in Jackson township, Tioga county.
* • ,- 0. HAMILTON.
Jackson, June 7, 1871 ztf
ONE elegant, now,
_leather top buggy ; one
nice open buggy, nearly new; one two
horse lumber wagon ; a god ainglerness.
Itiatil BAILEY.
Farm for dale
Ck NE ritiliDaEß.A.citgs - with eighty
aorelliaprov,ed, and iAtuattld. Dear kni
the State Road, eolith of bininiburg.' This
farm contains a comfortable) hotitte,yteio good
'bn - rns nfilety fruit trees. Itikvveßadaktod
to dairyink and agriculture . Termit s , eery. In-. the subscriber of Mainifitirg, Pa. '
June 14:1871—tfd : J. , 14....1101r0E.
IAISSOLUTDibi. Notice le hereby given
that'th6 ocqinittelehlio2 Airelbgiire known
as Ttibbedhlejletet •Co. - , - bas thli:dily, - .Tune 28,
1111, : beetcAriacilyeti), - ,by mutualtleneenti
• • :Also, grodlielitl - &-Co., ',which ex
ptied•iffitatill,Licitk. 110XT Tuonp,,
. - • ,
The busineee will heareafterle'eariled on by
Oaeoola, 4,q1y;14/, 1.8711.8 w,
"il.s;l.i6lAtAitoti having
;Veen granted on the estate of Goo. W. Hunt,
deceased,. latc Brgokkald. all persons indepted
to said estatiyand:thoiselhaing claims against
thirsami , *ill iettl,ktylW r
..."'" -.- "7A.4..51Z1M0N8,
.f• I
, , I'l
eaviratersvr twoilaavr,
who has long boon estab
lished in thoqewelry busi
ness in Welleboro, has al
ways on sale, various
kinds and prices of
&c„ &c„ tic.
With most other articles usually kept in i such
C A S Uo
Repairing dono neatly, and promptly, ant Von
Juno 21, 1871 tf L
...0.,111'...‘it x• 1 ;
~ >i~J ~
I know a path thaeleads'appaiithe meadow,
Then winds along Wilde, the atream let's fir -
- Then 'turns again beneath the beieharees' [I ado*,
And leads to where the sweetest wild flowers grow;
• •
iarlrutorn - , are yet the sun has lighted
Each diamond dew-drop, sparkling in the grass;
While yet the lark, half-friendly, half-affrighted;
Pipes forth his matin warblings as I pass-4
Wbilo yet tho clear,cool breeze ofmops gives tokeris
Tst softest whispoisi, of the cot:nittiOnt
t lovo to seek the soiiiudo 6nbroicoll, ' ;
To which this winding footpath leads the way 3
I Fdr
Iliera my resUess soul, itself atianing,
To.Natare's sweetest, moat harmonious atfa,ino,
ICod s midtho flowers and -vbliparing-greis ' coal
:inuning _
With Nature's:God, forgets its cores and painii,
Casts off 14hile its weight of earthly sorrow,
Takes wings, and views, w th vision long and fold,
Bright giieopses of'-hereaftei's sunny morrow--
The golden land of happiness beyond.
Saturday NigA
- - - - -
[For the Agitator.]'
Mr. Editor :—Since I wrote the arti
cle which appears in your last issue, 1
am advised that S. F. Wilson 'stated,
slat 90, 1 3 r. that l',Was. May when I deity-,
ered the charge in the case to whialt•l
referred, but that my charge on ille 066'
not contain what k said to the juiy.-- -
VIA' iti Stitirely - filsel-4-31VrOte out lane• l
filed my charge soon after the trial ;;and
if it had not contained in• substance
what I said to the jury, the error would.
not have escaped the sharp vision of
two of the defendant's klounsel, (ifeSsrs.
Elliott and Seymour,) and I would have
been rig - Wreck to.correet, it. Neither of
the cOuniiol#o; tilkiqtted to me that I
did 4000010:At ro•ll,o,record what in
substatia,4-;‘ ,. • 'itia..'',lo .P.TYY.' 2 :4.t :was
very, 0'0404 'f'.. l . ‘4l,iiit*tiolif eliiii6ce
in.theOisiAlfiitt;WO itiiitio 4("pation
0,10,0) ; W.oo4:s4toifiti,'oo jury, land
44141*.jialtit044.06',Cortrt to di
-4.4oltillityftitti,rri**44llo I - i ravor
- ofriaitmirs - liii: therialtiVatittiect lii
their writ; which was done,—and :this
direction the Supreme Court affirlinee.
.If the Court had affirmed the defend
ant's point, and permitted the. jinto
return a verdict in his favor, the,'Kg
ment on it would unquestionably. lave
been reversed by the Supreme C urt ;
and :Wilson then would have WO M:0140
show of reason for affirming that I was
crazy or corrupt. But of this enough.
• One statement made by VirilliamEland
Wilson and their friends is, thet,l am
very old. Ido not know how old they
represent mato be. lam informedthat
hi sable pertionsof the district an im
pression prevails that I am sevent * flYe
years of age, or upward.' I was Spay
four years old on the 21st day" of Jinn
ary of this year. There are MEM y jpilg
es in active service on the bench who
are ten years and upward older than I
am. Seventy-five years is not a !very
extraordinary age for a judge. My age,
1 instead of being an objection to me,
ought to be an argument in my favor,
provided the people of the district are
satisfied with me in other respects ; and
so in regard to the long time I have
been on the bench, which is also urged
as a reason •why I should not occupy
the position any longer. Such reason
will not have force with independent
and disinterested men, who know lany
thing about the requisite qualifications
of a law judge, and can apilreciate the
value of experience and of many years
of labor at the bar and on the benOtt to
a judge who desires such qualifications.
There are many men however at the
bar and on the bench, who possess tal
ents of a high order, with sound know
-1 ge of tole rate, and yet may not make
sup rior judges. ivien who lank impar-,
tiali independence and integrity, Sze
nOti 04: tod 1014 judgeships ;,; and wbe'.
ther they oor do not possess thesVes ,-
sential quai ies, can be determined on
ly by the pu lic after 'many years of
acquaintance 411 them and obsoirva
tion of their condnt ;—and whether - a
judge possesses them, they can ascertain
with certainty if he occupied the
bench a ,petiod of fifte or twenty
years. , Another statement 's that, I am
too intitin'to perform the -u a 'of my
office. To this I reply that in health
. 4 \
is better, now than it was ten year ago ;
and my labors are not as ouerou as
they were then, though they were ; n
yery opprpssiveAt that time.
, h 4 act
~IT",r Xrn&lerVqh;;Jcid#3. LI4
liairiSiMids his office as additional !law .
judge, was passed
,in 1865. Up' to the
time of its passage I had done the busi
ness of, the whole district without aid;
and had held special courts frequently
in other districts. After 1850, the fourth
district consisted of the counties of Ti
oga, Potter, M'Kean, Elk and Came
ron. I was elected in October, 1851.
The district now consists of four coun
ties, Elk having been transferred from
the fourth to the sixth district, by an
act of Assembly approved the 16th of
March, 1869. This transfer . .was not,
made because the business ; of the dia.
triethad increased materially ; nor was
there any pretensethat.44o - Williams
altd4 .were not competentto de in=-TO the . enntiaiy,' it WWI "!ii - elt.slloW si that
fromBgi tb 186&I heCilene it Rhine,
and that thiringall that time there bad
not 'Wen tiny -visible incr ease : or 'Wen
mulation of business in the courts of
any county in , the district. But some
restless and ambitious people had be
come, anxious to bring the count.* of
Lycoming into the district ; and that
could not be done without putting out
\one of.the five countieseomposing it,--L
4.he third section of the fifth article of
the Constitution of Pennsylvania pro-
'Oiling that not more than fie counties
should at any time be included in one
judicial district. The representatives
of Tioga county in the State Legisla
ture had some agency in the passage of
this act; they advocated it and voted
for it. This they would not have done,
'bid not proininent men of the Repub
lican party in Tioga county favored' its
passage. Judge Williams favored it;
and it was reported here soot after the
act passed, that he intended to make
Williamsport his place of residence;
and the same report was current at Wil
liamsport. The assistance also of influ
ential men in Elk county was necessa
ry to the accomplishment of this pro
ject. That was obtained ; and 1 have
no doubt some Tioga county men, if
disposed, could tell how.l had presi
ded at' every court held hi - Elk county
after the first court, and held there' un
til-Judge Williams was appointed ad-
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()Monet law Judge of the- district ;, a nd,
it deny having made , use et-iiiry influ 7
enee of any kind intended.:tn procnre,
the•transfer of that county ta‘the iErie
district, orthe annexation otLycorning
to.the fourth district. :A; large ;:portion`
°lithe 'people of Lycoming...were! not
;willing tobe includeddn the fourth die.'
.trict. They denied the constltutiOnal
ity of the law extinguishing, the I29th
district, and e refilseit to permit the ,tudg
,es of the .fourthi distriet-itn , occupy the
bench ! in . that icotnity;until t the! Su
preme Court of ,Pentisylvaniac.had
termined their right so :to -do., I Itoolt
ne part In the difficulty•betvireert the
POPIe of Lycorningeottiity *ha - faint.-
ed and those who opposed:the*iioskr;
and reftisedi to go to, WillianiapoWto
hold courts! there until, the Sapreine
Court had passed on the Constitutional:
ity of . the act ! extingaiShingl;',,T dge
Oinable's , - district... Judge 'Willi MS,
who was anxious to sitiatatn'theac: and
to reside at Williannit3Ort,:dld go with
the messenger who _said she came for
me ;—but he did not hold . Judge Elam! ,
ble's courts; or' occupy' the' iiiiiien With
.him and aid -him to ,hliLthern. 'The
-questions' raised were .d t ided tinft 4,Biir
of July, 1866, by, the Su rerni4O, rt,-i-l
every inemberof thatteurtooneu ring
in opinion' that the
,lactlef thi2,:- hlnf.
March,, A039;.* . fltEl..unciOnstitutiOnall and,
vold, ! ,bedansei it 'abolished .Ihe .2 9 ticl i .:''' .
diclal district and , annulled the tenure,
elite president Jhdie ; and::.nipottioii
Of the JUdgee'expreSSlng?klSO'th - 4 j . iiii...,
ion iiiiit the peOPle of !* Lyearningeoniity
hearing bad nothing to ildis`titiOn? elk
thin:of the-Judgesiwthatfonrikais rid,
the Judges.of, that distriejiad- ! ,ho'jni!
riadlotion In-that county'. .. - ISeertipininn '
of Chief Justice of the Court;:4 &pith,.
mall Elk 'county' remains' in, the Erie
district, and the fourth district centains
only four counties, and has two law
judges. It was not at my request,, nor
for my benefit; that that provision was,
made by' the Legislature' for: the ap
pointment and election of the addition
al law judge. S. E. Wilson', Esq.,lwho
represented our district in the State Se 7
nate at the time the actpassed creating
this additional office—procured its!ptia
sage, and the appointment - etJadge
Williams to fill it." 'Whether 'be irire
stinted petitions signed by' -residents, of
the district, asking,itspaasage;l khoW
not ; tier, do .I. knotv -What reaeoris-lie
urged in !favor of It; lititldeltnowl that
it was not passed through any influence
exercised by me. Mr. Wilson wrote to
me during the session of 1864, that! ! it I
desired, -lie would have such slaw pass
ed.. I replied that ..1 did not. 1 had fro
!qUent opportunities of Converaing With
Wilsen after his return -hereat, the end
of that session. e I ;h'av'e_ iiti4L,i,itiailar
recollection of any conversation Ithat
occurred between us on that subj'ec ' t du
ring his stay here up to the Spas* of
1865:, ' I- am confident I did net ask:hint
'to have subh a-law passed'. I wrote to
hini-put ance - on the Buhl - ea, . and !that
was theletter before referreatookritten
in reply to his in 1864: -I- Aid Ait , re- ,
gard the district - as a very laborious one,
and did not deem an additicinai law
judge necessary. ' .i heard - nothing trona
Wilson during the session.' of 1865 rela
tive to his intention to pasS this! bill,
and knew nothing of its introduction
into the Hons . () or Senate,-until-after it
had passed and become a law. k But
whatever means may.have been used to
induce the passage of this act,' the mo
tive of Wilson in having it paSsed was
very apparent. It was to secure, an of
fice for Judge Williams, which 'would
withhold him from being, it Oandidate
for Congress in October,.lBo6. .It was
well understOod here that he:would be
a candidate for that position ;:.hut after
he was appointed additional lAW, jt4dge,
he was do longer mentioned .as a . can
didate; and Wilson had, no competitor
in. this county. This was shrewd man-
agement ; the credit of - which-doeS not
belong - ,to Wilson alone; ailitthe, par-
ties who areresponsible 14', it.. will try '
'very. hard to justify it; by, alleging' that .
' the whole arrangement , was !designed'
Solely for my benefit. arid hadknorefer-'
ence-Whatever to benefitting Wilson
and Williams. These gentlemen. have
! another object now in view, 'of similar
character, with the exception that they
Will not allege that I am to be benefit-
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ted by it. This is designed
.to; make
Williams President Judge -and. Wilson
Additional Law Judge of this district,
for'a term of ten years each. The! act,
in pursuance of which. Judge Williams
holds his commission as_ Malin*
Law Judge, did not authorize the - 01064
'Jena -1i successor to Judge:W.-in Case
n - .1 - Vacancy in 'that office .'„ _Voie the,
-clOs: of the' last session of-tha.Legisia
ture;lt eppleinent to it wati , ,passed„ef
.wir lett a -rrectr copy, foil 0 w.s : • -; I ?" 1
" ViTherievei \ nnir vacancy occurs in it:le - office of
additional lay, Sake in the fourth judicial' die
trict, V xesignatio'n 4 expiration of term of of
fice, or otheiwiee, a eni7eor shall:be appointed
.and elected in the sa me manner .as is provided
"bylaw fof the appointme
of president judge in
saifi dietriet."
This act passed the Se to on • the ad I ,
ofMay.last, and the Hou's%bout that
tire, and was approved by t G
e oVer. : -
nor on the lath of. May. At th UMW
Its! passage in the senate, Messrs; Wil , :
'eon and Williams were' at Harris!)
a singular coincidence. They
,tratdlps ,
together from W"ellsboro to lis4ithiirg ;-
le Harrisburg together on.their.return
homeeioamens far as Troytogether,,,at,
Which place They ' separated,; - one of
th4m returning here in the, Troy stage,-
and the other continuing on by rail, via
Elmira and Corning; to . Tioga - , a n d
thence by .stage. After theii.Jeturn
here, the report was soon current that
'arrangements had been made to secnre.'
the office of Additional. Law Judge 'to ,
w i poo4, provided Williams secceeded
in being elected President Judge. ' And ! ,
, notwithstanding the passage of:- thia !
suplement, and the fact that in each'
cohnty. in the district except Caineron,
there is at least one member of the le
gal profession who is exerting his intlu elect Judge ;WilliamsPresident
Judge, -, with the expectation, that he
will. be his successor as Additional ;Law
Judge, I have been 'recently informed
that one reason urged byJudgeWilliaraa
and his friends - why he should'beelect-.
ed :President Judge is, that if- electedt
there will be no' other law judge in the
district, And the salary of one law judge
will, thus be saved to the Common
wealth. If Judge Williams 'and his
friends desired to have the benefit of
this, argument, it is .unfortunate i ftif
thent.that Senator Olmstead, who is an -
expectant, of the additional law judge
ship, and whosefriendsin Pottercounty
are f l avoring the election Of Judge Wil-'
liams as 'President Judge; succeeded in
passing the supplement to the act of
180; under w blob Olmstead, Wilson.
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and others, ail Bops beeptne 'Addi
tional liii'W.iiidgens soon 'as' a vacantly
edenrs in that office: Wider this sup.,
plernent; an Additional Lai , 3udge will
be appointed and elected, if Judge Wit,
Harris lis eiseted President judge; and,
'nothing will be saved to the taxpayers
byeleting him and rejecting me. It
is.said that the supplement way lie re
.pealed, and that judge Williams is of
opirdon that! the business of the dis
trict ought to be done by one Judge,
,arid of course that the supplement ought
not to have been enacted., Wilson 'no
doubt will re-echo that opinion,' if he
hasnot already done so,' and` so' will
Senator Olmstead:- shoidd Wil
-Barrie be elected President Judge of the
district, this opinion will be reversed,
and the people will be taughtto believe
'that the district is a very laborious one,
and requires at least two law judges, ,
both' young, rugged, able bodied, men,
and well braced up with body' stimula
ting feed at that. liut who will ; &ire
anything about the repeal of the sup
plemyut, after the 'coming 'election ?
Even if the whole salary and pay Of
pike Judge were charged upon the 'fax ,
:payers of the fourth judicial district ; it
, would' make but a very small addition
totlie annual taxes of each ; but when
Maid, as it is, and will be, out' of the
revenues of the great State of Pennsyl-
Vania, it is obvious that but few of the
:taxpayers of this district will midrib
titenny portion of it ; and the. Addition
'to the taxes of those few in consequence
of the payment of this a , ditional sala
ry, will be so inconsider: hie. that 'no
successful effort will ev :r be made to
'repeal the supplement :nd dispense
With Ithe additionafjudgenip.
; AU Father statement circulated to in
jure ne is, that I have h I r ld the office
manY years, and have made a large
arnon i nt of money by my salary. There
is ag l eat mistake in the apprehension
of many persons relative to the amount
which I received as salary. FroM the
first Monday of December, 1851, to the
first kiay of January, 1856, my salary
was $l6OO per year. The 19th sectibn of
the act of May 13, 1856, increased the
salaries of the President Judges to $2,-
000 per year, from and after January 1,
1856. Since the passage of that act no
general law has been passed changing
their salaries, which was designed to be
permanent, nor was 'any greater salary
than i 52,000 per year appropriate 4 by
'the Legislature to them until 1864 k Iu
the appropriation bill of that year ; $5OO
was added to the salary of each, and a
like addition was made in the appro
priation bills of '1865 and 1866 ; thus ma
king their salaries in 1864, $2,000; in
1865, $3,000, 'and 1866, $3,500./ Since 18-
66,, the sum appropriated ,as salary to
each has been $3,500 per year ; and the
act of May 27, 1871; provides that :each
of the` President and Additional law
judgs shall receive $4,000, for theyear
own encing June 1, 1871. Since Ad
ditional Law Judges have been appoin
.ted and elected in Pennsylvania, They
have feceived the same salary, mileage
'o..nd pay when, holding special courts,
that President 'Judges have received ;
nnri liencto had the 'same raiwers and
jurisdiction. Prior to the year 1864, the
salaries of President and other law
judges in Pennsylvania, were, not ex
travagant. They afforded the means
of living to men who exercised proper
habits of economy, and whose faMilies
'were small. A poor man, who happen
ed te l be a President Judge, and bad a
largelatuily, could not, on a salary of
$lOOO per'year, without other resources,
maintain his family comfortably, edu
cate his children, exercise a decent lib
erality toward charitable and religious
objects presented to hiS consideration
and asking his aid, and at the same
time'accumulate much to depend upon
in old age. Nor would he when the sal
ary was raised to $2,000, or $2,500 ;, for,
from•theyear 1856 to 1864, there was a
general inflation of the prices of the
necessaries of life, which, upon a fair
average of the eight intervening years,
absOrb.ed in the necessary means ots'ub
sistenee of a family of medium size the
additions made to his salary.
B. G. NV inT.}.l.'
Walt i r l boro, July 27,1871
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The 'following letter we cliii from the
Seneca County (Kansas) Courier, wirit
ten by the editor Of that paper wbile in
this place visiting his numerous friends.
The -Courier is alive paper, and is cm-,
dticied with abili y : .
• 1 .`!IWELLsnox , Pa., June 26, )71.
I" *wing been ailed suddenly from
Kansas, I, am stopping for a few days
in my ',old borne, One of the Most beau
tiful Of 'ail Eastern towns.: The village
proper contains a population of nearly
g,400'-people, but for the, past quarter of
a century its growth has been remark
ebb, slow, when compared with that of
our Western cities. The town .is nes
tled•.in .a_ valley where several small
streams:unite, surieunded on all sides
bY.soung - mountains, and can be seen 1
bit 1
a - short distance, on account of the
shade tees which line either side of the
directs], There is nothing that adde SO'
,much io the beauty of a town as band-
Some shade trees; and it seems strange
that the matter has been si, long loVer
rlookedhy the authorities in our Kansas
towns.l Here are thousands of elm and
hard Mtple trees all along the streets,
thatliave been set out for nearly half a
ceniur !while beautifulpine and epeuee
trees a o nearly all the yards, giving
UPS little wn the most inviting ap
peara+ of 1,..k place in this section of
the State. Many of the streets have a
row of !trees on sit , er side of the walks,
giVing them the app•aranee of a tett
nel, ; and the ladies in tromenading at
c t
most a y time of day net,l not be trou
bled to carry a sun shade. A lierfect
forest f shade trees is presen • d on ev
ery Sid , and Welisboro might ve-y ap
propriAely be called the k foleSt, city.'
" HeiTtofere nearly every [ling pur
chasedtn Eastern-markets and cousu-;
med he e has had to be hauled by wag
or-rip:Ml Tioga, a point eighteen miles
4 1 oh the Corning aud'lllossburg
railroi 1 i and the one most easily reach
ed from here lying ,on the railroad.- , -
IsTow,- the inhabitants here are begin
,rfing to.rejoice that they are soon to be
connected with :the outside •world by
rail. A large force of laborers is on the
route grading, and the whole line front
here to. Lawrenceville, a distance of
about t l weuty-five miles, will soon Ice,
.ready for the' ties, and the iron, horse
1 ituay:bt expected to awake the inhabi
tants here for, the first time the.coming
'fall, . , ' .
' " Wellsborois the county seat of Ti
oga , Ciiiinty ; but the rapid +growth of
rival: towns the past few years led many
to hell zve that the seat ,of justice `would
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not long remain here unless something
was done, and that quite speedily. Ac
cordingly, the wealthy citizens
went quietly to work and subscribed
liberally to the stook in the aforesaid
Welisboro and Lawrenceville railroad.
Some time next spring the road , will be
continued through this place ' 1 a few
miles south to the Antrim coal mines.
The quality of the coal is unsurpassed,
and the quantity said to be inexhausti
ble. This place also bids fair to,bo a '
point on the line of two or three ether
projected roads, which it is thought vial
be built within [live years.. And new
that one road is almost completed; to
their doors, the enterprising and weal
thy ones here .will never cease their :la
bors until, they have another., I .
" Such a healthy growth ,was never
before known here, the price of prep
ertylhaving, doubled in the last three
yeari. To meet the increasing vvilats
and 'demands of the travelinipublie, it
was necessary to build_ a new and first
class hotel, to be opened on the advent
of the' railroad here. The enterkise
was accordingly taken hold of by one
of its own citizens, A: P. Cone, Esq.;
long a resident of the place and thoroly
identified with its growth and past His
tory. • Near the center of the town can
be seen, looming up far above any oth
er public building in the place, the I
Cone House,' built of brick, with all ,
the modern improvements, four stories
above the basement, with a Mansuid
roof; one of the largest and finest hotels
,in,this section of Pennsylvania. The
house is au ornament, and would
.be a
credit to a town of 25,000 inhabitants.
It may perhaps be of interest to many
' of our readers to know thqt its project
or is an uncle of our fellold citizen, Jno".'
P. Cone, the fOnder of the Courier.
"To the this place has many recol
lections associated with its past histeiy.
It is here where I commenced, oveli 21
years ago, as an apprentice to the ' Ali
Preservative,' and did my first job lby
sawing up a load or wood for the bees.
Along the nice, cool, - clear and spark
ling streams near the place, is where I
haiie'sPent many a day angling for the
' spe'ekled beauties,' end, on the surroun
d in l g hills, towering above us on every
sidk I have tramped many a 1 long,
long weary day,' picking huckleberries,
'blackberries, etc., and shooting all su b ch
game as pigeons, partridges and squir
rels. But the best of all summer sports
here of late years, is fishing for the shy
and speckled brook trout. Tioga con
ty ranks as one of the fi nest trouti l
gions in the country, ' and sportsmen
swarm here in ,the spring and summer
from hundreds of miles distant, and
spend weeks vampin along the banks
of the clear and sp;
rkling mountain
streams. Trout are very plentiful here
thiaseason, a law recently enacted by
the Legislature having fixed the months
of May, - June, July and August as :the
only' ones in which fish can be taken,
and a special law forbids \any person
fishing on Sunday. \ ] '
" There are four newspapers In 'the
county, two of which, the Agitatior and
Deniocrat, are published at the county
Ren.t.': the former under the charge of P.
C. yan Gelder, (formerly - a partner of
Britlt Pomeroy, at Corning, N. Y.';) is
Republican ; while the latter, as, its
name indicates, published by R. Jen
kins, is Democratic. Both are live,
well conducted, prosperous and influen
tial newspapers. The Agitator is sev
enteen years old, and was h first started
as the Advertiser, tinder which hanie itk
sailed six years. It is now thelargest
and ' l most complete country pringing es
tablishment in the State.• Having prst
eothinenced • sticking type' here, in
JanuarY, 1830, it is somewhat natural
that I should still feel an interest in; the
office. The only `landmark' I now re
cognize in the entire outfit, is an old
hand press, made about the year ,' I,'
and behind which I served a long time
as ' foreman.'
" Tiogals pronounced, and rightfully,
too, one of the richest counties in the
State. It is watered by three rivers
and innumerable small streams, is rich
in coal and iron, and butter and cheese
are quite extensively manufactUred
here. Tioga county butter never fails
to command a big price ; and many of
the dairymen,' I lam told', who have
gained a wide reputation as excellent
butter makers,,often sell theirs for the
celebrated Orange county' butter; so
well knimn far and wide, and which
never fa.ils to command the highest fig
" Another branch of business exten
sively etirried on-throughout the coOn
ty is lumbering. Along the streams
And covering the mountain slopes, are
thOustands of acres of the finest pine,
; and the owners, who have hitherto
;Keen compelled to sell their lumber, at
ruinously low figures, tan pride them
selves that the railroads about to i be
built throughout the county -will far
tifidi them an eastern market for their
products, and at good prices.
" There are several nice towns thro'-
out the county that apace forbids me to
mention. Mansfield, twelve miles east
of •bere, is„orie of the most flouriOing,,
it having several large manufaethring
establishments, stores, churches,
a School for soldiers' orphans, nd a
State Normal School, the latter estab
lishment on a firm basis, and being one
of the largest and i handsomest build
ings in Northern Pennsylvania. is
in the midst of an c i xteusive agricultu
ral and lumbering f+ , gion, and'prospeCts
indicate that it will be an important
" After coming from Kansas, where
I left corn five and six feet high on the
19th` I am surprised to find ran
gingi from mix inches to two feet high.
}tenant frosts have considerably injured
it, tint:winter wheat looks splendidly,
though a week or ten days will elai+)
ere it Will be fit , for harvesting, while
the harvest was all over in Kansas 14
.the2Oth. lam better than ever pleased
with the Kansas country and climate;
and after a flying trip to ' GothaM,'
where I go in a day or two, I shall take
my departure on the western bound
train for Northern Kansas, that fairest
and most- fertile. of our broad and un
eultivate4,l doinain. ' ' F. A. R.l,
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A. lady ; . promised to gi r he mah.
$95 as a Marriage portion. .I:be girl got
married to a man of .loiV stature, and
her mistres; on. seeing h m, WAS Kir
,prised, and said, "Well, , ,Mary, what; v
littleitimband you have got." "trii.''
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I exclaimed tha girl, "what could yot
expeel for $25 !"
An Oregon toast over a glass of the
ardent: "Here's what makes us wear
old clothes."
dont know i4.46—gons
iiii mai in.. the August number -dearth
nee3noilthfy. It is good . jeurnalistio
WWI g, and decidedly . readable.
1 " hat becomes of the soul of a man
when begets, to be a SICAlrbMd ? Ia
the patent duplex ventilating chimney,
with the tin whirligig atop, that passes
up and down Broadway on two legs all
day limg, are there separate identities
of man and chimney? Does the latter
walk thestreets at night—in spirit—af
ter the legs have steppend from under
it? And does the man take, erforce to
his pipe when be goes back at last to
his own - family and' fireside? Is Wit
man with the soul of a chimney or a
chimney with the soul of a man; or is
it . something. , altogether solitary and
soulless? -
NO. 31
We wonder how the old fellow felt
when, he first paraded in his bright
wooden uniform; through what stages
beinortilleation he passed, What mar
tyidonaS of 'manhood ! Or, may be—
wive pathetic still—it was a fine thing
fo the beginning; quite asocial uplift,
; or
a 'ost distinguished occupat4on. For
h is proud enough of it now. You can
see that iu his martial mien ; ixf the oc
casional patronizing recognition of a
rival peripatetic . sign-board,—like the
Iron Duke's reply to the salute of a Lon
don cabby. ' .1 - 4 '
Perhaps you knew old Tom who
flagged at the Cherry street crossing; a,
withered, leathery old, Irishman who
had lived on and around the railroad
ever sineclt was built. He began by
stealing coals and peaches, end adven
turous rides; ? was promoted to water
boy ; then w ielded pick and hammer
on the track. There was a bad smash
up of flat cars one day, and Tom, with
a wooden leg, the gift of the Company,
suddenly found himself at the summit
of his aria 'Mon, in charge of the Cherry
street! cro; sing '; his own trim shanty
not far o il
It was lesson in life, just to see Old
Tom announce the coming of a train.
A glance up the road, a portentous
stride toward the , depot, a:pause, a
pucker of the brow,' a sudden straight
ening of the lapk form, and the
tence—half menace, half c 'mmartd—is
jerked forth, starting as the clang et ' a
locomotive bell: "ALL abo rd forXew
York." A dignified hobble back, and
the shabby white flag is unfurled as bY%
one who has announced - the' king's ap
proach, and : now#tands proudly wa
ving the royal standard before him.
One morning a new flagman appeared
at Cherry st r eet. A group 4 earlypas
sengers gathered around him. "It was
the two comin' to once on h Ili, and the
doim train beln' an extra like, and not
lookin' that way, and—" he pointed to
an ominous dark spo on the planks be
tween the rails.
The new flagman Il i ad aspic and span
hew flag—Old Tom's flag and Old Tom _
had gone 'together. But somewhere
andisometiine we think we shall see
him wave it again, with the old proud
look on his leathery face.—Scribner's
for August. • ,
Mrs. Laura Fair has obtained a writ
of supersedeas which will entitle her to
remain in this world at least until 1872,
Miss Susie Anthony attempted, on the
evening of the llth instant, at San'
Francisco; to say a few words on behalf
of the blood thirsty Laura; butshehad
to. reti re from this subject before a storm
of hisses. It is a, remarkable fact that
all stropg-m laded men and women who
are for the,new departure proposed by
the International or Communist party,
are greatly opposed to the infamies ' as
they call them, ofjurisprudence,;police
and punishments. They are for letting
all rogues and murderers out of prison,
and, as a consequence, of putting all
the peaceably disposed under coercion
The one event implies the other. Ull
- crime is kePt down 'by 'law, law
will have to play l second fiddle. We
never knew any case so clear as that of
Mrs. Laura Fair. She shoots her para 4
Piour with as little Of,' unreasoning
naSsion as there is any case of murder.
ilonel Crittenden,'forsooth, deserted
he, for his awful wife. No matter what
a Murdered man or 'woman has done,
the assassin should be punished, es
pecially when he or she prowls after
the victim deliberately for days, if not
longer. Every one admits that a sud
den slaying may be justified in self-de
fense. But even when a person has
been attacked and rescued, he has no
right to return to the battle and kill
the first aggressor. There are interme
diate cases 'where it is hard to know
whether the criminal intended to give
a feeler, to give a Mansard roof, or mere
ly block the hat. The weapon used,
the relations between the parties, the
suddenness of concert of the movement,
'all are evidences to be subbmitted to
the ?ury,_ But in Mrs. Fair's case all
these eireumstances only fastened more
and niore guilt upon her . She will,
howeler, find a California jury to be no
coiled ion. of. Parties or Susie Anthonys.
—N. *1 Star.
The shrewd, common sense character
of the Rottischilds is well enough
known the world over; but we do not
remember having seen the following
capital anecdote before : During the
revolutionary excitement of 1848, some
day laborers, whose heads had been in
flamed and turned with socialistic ideas
illy4inderstood, made their way riot
ously into the counting house of the
Rothseh i Ids at. Frankfort, and, present
ing themselves before_ the head of the
establishment, - summoned him to di
vide his property with them. " Very
good," said Rothschild, with toe ut
most composure;" I am ready to do so;
but tell me flrst - how much you suppose
me to be worth." "We do not know,"
was the reply, given with evident per
plexity. " Well," said the man of mo
usy, "do you believe I possess four,
six, or eight millions?" The rioters
were dumb. " Let us take it for grant
ed, then, that I have eight millions ;"
whereupon the laborers nodded is
cheerful- assent. "Go o d! proceeded
Rothsc h ild, " Germany has thirty-two
millions of inhabitants ; I possess eight
millious - of money; since the distribu
tion must be general, to be fairand rea
sonable, each individual entitled to a
fourth of a dollar, or seven and a half
silver groschen: Here, each of you
take your portion and be
. off as fast as
you can." The confounded laborers
could think of no objection to so rea
sonable-a settlement, and quietly left
the cou nting house.—Day.
Cleo. Francis Train sends this dis
atch to th 4 New York' Sun signed
•Ti le next President_of America:" ",I
Lin oil' at 2 o'clock. I propose to invade
1 rel and, and re-establish the Commune
at Paris. If shot, remember me." And
the un asks : "If he is shot, how can
ho )e President of Aiperica ?" How
can, he, sure enough ? We wish some
body would shoot him and see if he can.
—lnd. Re; . • •, - , -
What aiicient sage wail the inventor
of dancing?. Play toe. ,