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VOL III. NO. IP
THE PETROLEUM CENTRE
PUBLISHED EVERT EVENING,
(Sundays excepted. )
W. H. LONGWELL, Proprietor.
Per year payable In advance, . 18 00
1' ex 'month, ... 1!
PRICE-LIST Or ADVERTISING.
(Ten line of nonpareil make on square.)
No. Inacrtlom. 1 . 1 so.
i s on
1 htec days,
1 hree weeks,
l the year,
Special notices '20 cents per line, rack Insertion.
AdTertisemenu payable quarterly in advance
j . ELLIOTT,
fAND NOTARY PUBLIC
1-KTH01 F.UM I'ENTftErpA.
fP.iistnes in the Courts at Franklin rnmptly at-
Slr? h'k In Blmell Co. Brick Bivnk Build
ln. up stair. ahlngtoit. "t 99-tf.
ALUKHT H, HAVER,
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW,
. OFFICE Jn the Brick Bnnk Bulldine, cornel of
Washington ana Mela Birecin,
ay 19, 18118. tf.
,ukll1ll SMITH. I
ATTORN EYS & COUNSELOR&AT LAW,
oniec "Itrh Street, Franklin, and IVtroletnV Cen.
Ire, Pa. Mal-if.
kV. Mc ALPINE,
RESIDENT SURGEON DENTIST.
OFFICrV-Bcrry'a new QxtTdlng,
inetaefand ewsond eta.; Petrolet
: "mayl tr
eotner of Wash-
leum Centre, l a.
tI!. CHRISTIE, M. O.,
PHYSlciAl AND BUKOBON! CMUce opposite
. tlie MitlHntiey House, Pleasiint1lle, Pa.
i : Persons Jl'om a distance will generally find him
at his Oflkeon Saturdnv from 10 a. in., too p.m.
WILSON VAN VrfLHOH,
rfAUGERS AND .'. INSPECTORS OF
'' CRUDE "pETaHpLEUM,
t v.flFFICF.8, Mercantile Bulldimr, oil City Pa., and
rK "with Owston Sowers; lV.ioleum Centre, Pa.
I ,.A.1nlv 85th, 18i tf'
PETntiLf&fMXTRE. PA. jim'.otf
" GEO. irISSELLi aV CO.,
.33 A. - j&efcSL 33 23. 3
PETROLElfflf CENTRE, PA.
1 i ' Oeorge ft. Blssell, v James A. Williamson
1 t i.nZ. u..k.. . '.-X M c. Aiartiu.
Vk. Wfi offer our servl! for the tranoacuon or
VEN RRAf. BAKKISU, BXUHAKUB anu w.
S t 0"nTM 11IlilTKl,'fln
'r'.WiX'i" i. . ...Itl
fijeee riuriniuu w out
A LARGE ASSORTMENT ALWAYS ON
LOOKING GIA88S8 in trrea variety. Looking
Glasi Plates replaced Id old Frames,
Picture Frame's made to order
Carpets, Oil Cloths Wall
a fine rrocK. .
COFFINS of k!l rIzub on band nod trimmed
SASH. CLAZS AND i JlflCSS
eizes. Vnrnl'h, n, lQ ',.
IL EXCHANGE HOTEL,
M. V. MILLER, . . . t. Proprietor.
PTue largest and most commodious Hotel In the J
mi repon. aair on toe uridpe reuueeo. to boarders.
TMi house Is ple isantly situated, nwms cool and
plasnt, making it a dellghtfnl hotel in all iwiecl.
Petroleum Centre, April 16, 18ti.
Washlnetnn street, Petro1e Centre, Pa.
BRAD8TBEE P & SH 3 It WOOD, raopniKTuxs
This Ilnnse Is centrnllv lnejite.1.
headquarters of oil nit-n.
rciroiuiim centru, i-a., May 19, J80S tf.
PETKOLBITM CENTHS, PA.,
Noar Oil Creek A Allegheny Uivel Railway Depot.
nvnyl9 tf. O. J. CKOSS, l'ropritor.
PETKOI.Et'J CENTRE, PA.
Tiis populat Hotel, ituricd
Corner ol .Uuin cV Waaliliigton-Sti.,
Near the Pein', lw been rellticd oral furnWied
tliriiii'.'hoiit, nu l tin- proirictor will spiiro uo pdiiin
to make it a
FIRST -CLASS 'HOUSE.
oeH If ' ' c. C.RIgWOl.TI. Proprietor.
PBTHOI.ECM CENTR3, PA.
J. R. IURNKH. . . -' Proprietor.
This lloue is In a pleasant locality, and Imt a
hort walk from tile Denot Hie room, sr lnr.n'
and onmfortai le, and tlio taLfe supplied with the
delicacies of the season.
jtuJO-tf. J. R. BARVF-S..
' r":- 31 1 LI, Hit FARM STATION,
TB (On ML Creek Knuroaa.l
TUB HOUSE AND FURNITURE NEW.
(4-W. TWIST. - - Proprietor.
Junet tf. .
MILI.EIt FARM, PA.
JOHN K. KOWE, - Prop r.
Good accommodation for trmtent eutomera.
Day Board and Board with rmtm nn reai.nnti1,e
terms. The proprietor will .pare no niln to m-ike
his lloune attractive to guests . JifimS ir
Till. House harine recently been enlarged and re
furnished. 1 am now prepared to accommodate two
hundred miests comfortably.
Htages leave this Itou.e three times a dnv for Tl
tuaville There i aln a lino of Staiw to Pithole
JuMf " THOS. McKlNNRY. PpipT.
jlOX MOUSE SA MPLE UOOII, ;
FREU. C. IIYHE Proprietor.
PLEASANT VILLF, PA., !
fipp elio the I'ri'sliyteiirjv Cliuich.
PETROLEUM EI 0 USE,
OIL CITY, PA.
HasinK recently taken posiiealon ot the aoove
House, .wo wonld most respectfully inform the trar-
elinR pl)llc that wo propose o "keep a Hotel," and
to eonrlnec them of the act, we nvltc ail who wish
the comforts ol a home, to cal. upon us. It will be
The Hotel of the Oil Itccions.
Our Sample Hooni, la supplied with the ehnicext
Wines, Liquors and Cjpara, and on r table ill lie
found laden with the very beat the irsikct nftlinl.
Tliero Is counecteil with the limine four first claHa
Bithard Tnbles. A'o, llnrb r Shop and llath
Rooms, (live ua a ell, anil convince yourselves of
the truthlulncss of our aasurtion.
CII4R I.I'M ST. ATS,
JAMES ti. WHITE.
', C0EFIELD & PERRY'S
Boiler Shor !
. (In rear of Fisher t Norrls's Machine Shop)
PETROLEU.U CENTRE, I'ENN'A.
V, Boilers and Stllla Rcpslrod on short notice,
FLUE-SETTING AND REPAIRS OK
. ERALLY! .
. ALL WORK WARRANTED;
Boiler afTd Knginos for nale.
C.,i. THOMPSON, I. II.,
NO. I, DIARIONO STREET,
PA., TUESD, EVENING. JUNEtl9
Day and Evening,
OVEK FilED ?IIU.TTS.9A
.... NEXT DOOR TO
A. D. MILLER & GOr
II)'-::s, Pjrtln., nil Vr;r.li Fumlilleiisoppld wit
the cholcent 'ce Cream, on short notice ahd
ou tl-o bet of terms.
('. l. HIIX1AJ1S,
O O L I
THAV opened a Coal Yard at the end of the
Hoyd Farm Bridge, where will betonttantly kept
all kinds of .7
Vl'EAM AND STOVE COAL
To.inii cnm'ng to my yard Tor Coal, will hav '
Frt:a Pa irnafre Over tbe Creek
Wnj'd do well to enquire at the office, and will
And it to their advantage to deal with me.
Petroleum Centre 18S9. '. -
FISHER & NORMS,
and Dealers in all kinds of
WELL TOO 18 Sc. FIXTURES
Veeessary for pnttinji down and
ft ells. In connection with our
we have a large and convenient
Wells, in connection with our M AUH 1NE SHOP,
Our ficilitles for V ANFFAOTtfRING aranot ex
celled bv any Shop In the Oil Regions.
Sliop Main-st,opposltt Mr,(tlntock House.
niy27 -tf FISUEh & NOR1US.
HOTEli. : .
D A I L Y 1
Petroleum Centre, Pa., next rtnrrlo 't
J iwelry htot-f
T. W. SAWDi, Pii:nrlefor..
T)v Bitaidt'i'st ncfv-inrti . -m, .-t- njri
all houifl. Oyeifcrt, and t-w ; v a .jL.pt'.oa ot 'in
No puine wiP he unariHl to Oir.miilat tho
wao ftivur M6 wittt tlieir pitionhLo-
f. W. SCSI'S
Fretulctim Centre, Jan.6, l&6P.t tf.
Morning Noon Night,
And at all other times at the
Second door from Opera IJotise.
le f. a
su: Rio. ap:
Don't for'Jli' Vac, SECOND Dt itll. .eROM 1 lIE
.1 J. W. iieatty.
Petrcleum Centre, Wv lull. 1SW -r mayM Im.
A legend ffiiiVi
" Tholr love
That bjrna li
'ear the ei
invato pallor ad
og for -out 'own use.
and t coupIIUrtji
said Mr. Becners, as be bandeubli hat and
eanA to r.tio hnwlntf waltAr. '
ueriumty. air. vvnai wauia
for leal" asked the landletd-
Ob, anrtbinc you nleata. o that it is
oJce and neallj served," Villi' a slinhtlr 1m-
uatieni wave 01 uti nana aa if, He wonlau
bare been rid of bis obsequious host. . ''Vi;
"AD-Dal any iQinff-l please i u la easy
lo aee what ails bin. Ha tires tinea love
just now ;but he'll care more about bis bills
or tare a tew weens uenee," obuckiea the
landlord, as he. left tbe pabHc parli r to exe
cute bis guest's orders. -
Tbe bnaegroom was no sooner left alone
with bis bride than be selted Jier In tbe
'.'St arm-chair, and began wirh affestlon
ate seal lo untie ber bonnet strings aadun.
clasp ber niaatle. V
" xou.maiie a mala a useieeasppendage,
dear Ljon," said the li'tle lady smiling up
in bis eyes. Yoa love uie so much, near
Lyon I You lore me so much I Pet not loo
much either! for obi if you sbould ever
cease to love me, or even if you wore ever
to love me Im, I I dare not think what
I should del" she muttered la along, deep,
. ' Why. PsbiL my wife you beautiful
mad creature : leu are a true daughter or
your bouse 1 ' A Beraera of tbe Lurninr
K .. . Tl . . W - WaIH-.. .
A Bernere of whom it bsi been said, tbat
it is almost as fatal to be loved as hated
Suddenly ia tbe midst of tbelr ooaversa
tbey beard- tbe sound or, weeeng low,
deep, beart-broken weepies.
Both paused, looked at each odor and
What is that?" inquired Sybillooking
up to ber husband's tace.
' It seems to be some woman in dstress,
"Obi see what it is, dear, willyouf'
Sbe was herself so happy, that I was re
ally Ureaauil to be reminded just Hen that
sorrow should exist in this world alall
but If sbe could have loraeen be woe
that was to come to betsell, to her usband.
and to tbe object of ber sympaby, aba
would bave held Lyon back, as ttrith tbe
grip t f fute, liom tbe mission on vbich sbe
uow sent him.
For the weeper was a beautiliil rowan
a deserted wife, named Rosa Ilondelle,
who, although tut a few days laided from
the vessel which bad brcUKht herfrom En
rone, hail been robbed of her poney and
jewelry by her husband, and ten lelt to
'ber f.ile in tbnt Norfolk hotel.
Sybil was deeply moved by Ihis lady's
story, and insisted on taking MnBlondelle
honi'e wiib her to Black Ilall, ail Mr. Bor
neis j ive bis assent to ber wisbo.
Hut beloru they got ready li set out on
their journey, Sybil bitterly reputed of tbe
a-Mineineiit. Mrs. Blondelle wss so en
cha"tltK'ly lovely, tbat Mr. Beriers'at once
lie.' in to yield to ber charms and Sybil,
for i. e liiri time, saw him pat tbe homage
u a. ui. ration toother beautv man nerowu,
This kimited tbe fires of jeslotisy In ber
li"rt, and by tbe lime tbey ratohed Black
Uil. tlirse tires had become fanned to au
ir.extinutiishuble H une.
A: il no It.-rnrri hml ever bten known to
foraive an o'li-'ct of iealousv
11. -tk Hull, tbe abode of Mr. snd Mrs.
Homers, was n nUtlnl old Virginia man
sion, sutittted in tbe heart oi'lbe illack Val'
ley, a i'v miles from Blackville, the county
town. It bad been in Mrs. Berner.V I'umily
lor general iuns, and was unowned for the
scenes ol gaity and hospiulity 'which bad
transpired bi nea;!) iti roof.
Mrs. ISerners, the last of her race, to give
vent to lb" emotions of her restless, jealous
hoat t. tv-jolvert t. relnaunorote the festivl-
t-iot. nl.i timu and l'er that purpose
' ' i : for tbe ensuing All-
. - y, i .vp, ... , nee let about getting
' '.-i. ! .. tc-. ...m.
l m ili.v ivli, t.:.' was absent at Black
- I wile, ifiakir j; p;i.'c:.i.3-a, Lyon and Roaa be-
ubofotj(! I.: on another, as to be
, come oblivious li. t.ie enl y of Mrs. Wlnter
.. tbe old boiisc keeiier. wto lound them
Bitting olosely siiln by side, her hand clasped
Injbia. On Svbil'a return, tbe old house
keeper described this scone to ber, with
many exageratlons. Tbe revelation seemed
lo freeze Sybil Into ice.
" Oh, my htart! my hvtrl!" she moaned,
turning deathly pa r. Ar.'l -ter s
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leng silence, she added, "Deceived! Be
trayed I Scorned ! Laughed atl Well, well!"
alio continued, nodding grimly ("well, well, , ,
since, deceit is tbe fashion of the day, I too '
will Be in 'the faablon f i too will wear a
mask ot smiles I Hut behind I hat mask, I
. U I a.Jnli I ih I...... T ...ill I . M.
i. ... u i vii . vn, uun a n in wnii.111 A. u .
. . nM r ... n J ... 1 1 t : 1 1 t ..I - .....
a. . nuj iniMj villi aiuua nil, t play el pall.
but before It, and perhaps after it'. Nonti .
shall ever know bow I watch, what I see, .
until .1 descend with tbe fell swoop ol the .
eagle. And henceforth let , me .remember .
tbat I am tbe daughter of tbe houeet Ber-.
netj, wbo never failed a friend or spared a
fee. And ob, let the spirit of mv fathers ,
support me, for I must kkdi-ri aui l osn ,
Kpd ob, could those triflers with sacred
love-Mliose wanderers on the brink of a N
fearful abyss have seen the louk'fjf, her lace -.
then, they would have fled from the face
of each other for ever, rather than to have .
'fared the desperation of her roused foul,.
t But the saw notbiqg, knew nothing, sua .
pected nw)ing. '
And tb'a all the three drifted towards tbe,,
a)vM"bjll of ruin. ,
e'SM'i!,. CHAPTER .!!.:
triRxr-raTAL ttALi.ow iEva. - ' '
All-IIallow Eve. a uinht lone at.-.
lioipaA Switb delight: by tbo whole n.iab- .
borhoau-iand mnca longer still rt mepibtred ,
with bnfrot by tbe whole country.
ItM tbe occasion uf Sybil Bernors' mask ,
balU Bd Black Hall, tbe Black Valley,
and W" town of Blackville were all m a ,
state ef nppreoedented excitement for Ibis ,
was be 1M entertainment of tbe kind tbat
bad ever been given in the locality, and tbe .
gentry of .-three contiguous,, counties, bad
been tnvuea to assisi at it.
Tbe throng at Black Hall was great, and.,
the obaraeters assumed by tbe tnaskets were ,
various and well sustained.
But far the most beautiful, far the. moat t
terrible figure la the pageantry oi ,sjssb-.
log. was tbat ot Sybil Bernersl ; She tA
chosen for ber character tbe unprecedented I ,
part of tbe , impersonation of Spf
r ire, n mevu --- - - . .
Her costume was but. tbe outward , sn uf,'
tbe laward iervor. .
sybil bad confided tbe secret of ber cos-.
tume to no one but ber busbaqd, who was .
himself attired, as .'. Harold i tbo. Saxon.""
while Mrs. Blondelle assumed tbe character,,
of " Edith tbe Fair."
Sybil bad not been long in the room be-.
fore tbe coquetting ef her husband and Mre..,
Blondelle drove ber nearly to distraction.
Observing tbat whenever she came, near
tnem, they, wsro on their guurd, Sybil ex
changed disguises with one of her guests,
and intimate Irlenils, Beatrix Pendleton, and ,
was thus enabled to watch ber hnsb':J aud ,
bis companion witbont the least re.Hrelnt.
Sybil observed tbat a masker. re rout
ing Death, whom, nobody seemed to know,
watched Mrs. Blondelle as closely as sbe old ,
herself; and sbe subsequently bad occaslvii .
to remember and shudder at tbat I'nct.
: Seeing tbe watched couple seat tueuiseives ,
on a small sofa in one corner of the room,
i,a siidaii tn an ottoman near itiutn. in time .
to bear Airs. Dionuene mj:
no. iyon, your wue is no my noun
aha ia mv deadly enemy. She is fiercely
jealous of your affection for me. though it
Is tbe only oappiuesa i my uuuapcj
And sbe will mak- von throw me on yet.-
Never! no one, not even inyue, auuu ,
ever do tbat. I swear it . by all. my uopes .
of-" ' ....
Sybil glided away, biie couiu near no .
Supper-time drawing near, when all the .
guests would bave to unmask, Sybil i nd Be
atrix re-eXODaOKeu LUBiuiun, auu wuu- ,
down to the drawmg-roora together jut as ,
tbe last quadrille was completed, and the .
company began to march to the, supper
room. As each couple passed into Ibe supper
room, they took off ibeir masks, aud banded ;
them to attendants, placed for ibnl pinposa ,
to tbe right and left of tbe duot. Thus,
when, the company filled tbe room, every
luco was shown, but " Death" was nowhere ,
to be seeu.
At last the party broke up. Only a P w
of the guests reinuiueil all niglil. tueit .
were shown to their rotims, and the ol he's ,
having gone, aa fute would have it, Mrs.
Blondelle went into the little recepll n rontn ,
to meet Mr. Beruers, wbo assured her tb it
tbenoetorth be could never extend " her
more than a brother's affection.
"Theu give me a . brother's ki,"
siibed. " Tbat is not much to ask. and I ,
bave no one to kiss niu now. no ,bi .
brother's kiss and let ma go," sbe, pleaded,,
" It is tbe first, and for your own sake It ,
must be tbe last, Rosa!1' and be passed bw i
lips to hers.
It teas tbe last as wll as he flrs4 for at
meeting of tbeir lip", tbey wre .strickta
assunder by tbe fall of, a thunderbolt!.
And Sybil, blazing with , wrath,, like a ,
spirit rom the Lake of Fire, sluud between ,
'"""srait!!" exolalmsd 0eriiisJuandI1thun- -doratruek,
Sbe waved ber hand 'toward 'him as If tc,,
( n,trHvfd no .wiwtcj rir i
No. 106 WAIIIJI'T01VST.
Pe'rolenm Centre, Fepl 8, 16C9 tf-