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Petroleum Centre Daily Record.
I'd. Centre Wednesday, Auk "
rf. Ji f.-if, Jiailor.
Tlmn of Closing flails.
P. C, Pktsoi.ki'ii Ontiw. Pa.,
Jl'I.I 878T, isgs. $
Unttl further notice the mall will arriv at and
depart from thin ollleo as follows :
Pomh nnd Gut, via. Irviueton, 10 28 A. M.
8011th and West, 11 JleadvlUc, 5.18 P. M.
North and Kaat, 11 Corry, S 05 .
SoiHh and West, Mi A. M.
Soutl Cant anil West, S.30 P. M.
North, Kiwi and West, 10.0 A. M.
Preaching tit 11 o'olock A. M., and
o'clock r. M.
Ksv. J. T. Oxtoby, Tutor.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
Services, every Sabbath at 11 A. M. and
7 P. M. Sabbath Sohool at 9 A. M.
Seats free. A cordial invitation extood
cd to all.
Ekv. C. M. HiAito, Pastor.
ST9. PHTER AnITpaUIS (CatbolU)
Main at 10'4' a. m.
Vesper and Benediction of the 'Blessed
Sacrament at 4 p. m.
Catoobism at 2,'p. trt.
JAMES DUNN. Pastor.
Sixty-two entrees bave been made for the
great trotting rncen at Buffalo this week.
Gone to IIufkai.o. A largo number of
our citlzons left for Buffalo this tnorniug,
to attend the races.
Tiiosb desiring to purchase spring chick
ens at a bargain, will call upon James Lin
den, place of business at the mouth of
Beninghoff Run, where can be found a large
assortniont. See advertisement.
Hti.i. Territory Lkaskii. Cnpt. Kief
fnr and Mr. Watson bave leased the bill ter.
ritory of the Dalsell Petroleum Co 'a Farm,
nnd yesterday started a well on the ton of
Messrs George Redway, Asa B. Cook, jr.,
and James R. Willard announco that tbey
bave purchased and will hereafter assume
control of the Erie Dispatch.
The Kail meeting of the Corry Driving
Park Association will be held on Wednes
day, Thursday, and Friday, Septomber 1st,
2d and 3d. Premiums amounting to $1,800
have been offered. Entrees can be made by
mail by addressing M. Crosby, Secrotary.
Stkkeosoopio Viewh. Mr. J. A. Math
er, of Tittisviile, un artist of wido reputa
tion, has been engaged for some time taking
views of Petroleum Centre and the scenery
around, and Is now here with a large assort
ment which nre being speedily purchased
by our citizens. They are period In design,
tbe diferent localities being readily recog
nized, and are admired by all. He baa pre
pared views of tbe Central House, which are
perfect and highly commendable. lie will
be ii iawu about one week, and all will
have an opportunity to purchase tbe views.
Benefit to Howard and Cooiun To.
Niuiit. One ot tbe best programmes ever
presented by a variety troupe in Petroleum
Centre, will be performed this evening at
tbe Variety Theatre, thu occasion being a
benefit to Howard and Cooban. These men
ure among the favorites In tbo variety
troupe, and are exceedingly popular with
tbe audiences which nightly assemble at
Akin's Hall. It Is by request of tbeir many
friends in this community that the mana
gers' assent to a benefit for this happy pair,
and each and every membor of the troupe
will do their utmost to please. Miss Rittio
O'Nlol, the enchanting yoimg dansucso,
who is always greeted upon tho stago with
the greatest applause, will op pour, as also
will MIba Edith Byron, Bob Edwards, John
ny Peusley, and Prof. Berry. Those for
whom tbe beuclit is intended aro worthy of
reward, and uo doubt the hall will bo crowd
A Man From Corry Steals. We pub
lished two oi three duys since, an item say
ing that a young man from Cony lost $400
at a gambling table in Pleasantville, a
few days since. Ha srpiaaled over bis re
ported loss, and make an attempt to arrest
tbo purlins wbo won bis money, but Ibey
were too sharp lor him, and got out ot the
way. We asked at the tiroo who this indi
vidual so ooiirageous, was, and have since
been inlornied. We understand his namo
is Brown, a traveling agent for a Carry
boat and shoo bouse, and instead of loosing
$100, ho only got rid ol $18 at Pleasaut
villo. Hope lie bus learned a Ussoo, and
we beg bis pardon for thus plaoing him be
fore, our readers.
A GOOD TEMl'IiAIl'S INITIATION
"Our Mnn About Town" Is confldon-
tt'ly Told by a friend who has been
tlironKli Hie JTII1I,' the Proressol
Initiation. "Freezing" Tale not
Intended tor tho Iupnrs, bin "Our
Man" snys "there's a Cblel Amans;
Ye lakln' Notes, and Faith He'll
He who said, "O, (loath, whore Is tby
sting, O, grave, where is thy victory," evi
dantly never was Initiated into the Order of
Good Templars. ''Our Man About Town"
has a friend wbo took tbe iron clad oath out
west, and afterwards filled tbe programme
related below, but didn't stick, and disclos
es tbe secrets ( .') of the Order, unfortunate
ly for him, to tbo wrong man, and in con
sequence the Record got hold of it. Hear
it as related to our reporter while the two
young bows of promise were seated on a gin
barrel, with the bung out:
The victim for initiation must be a reel
dent in tho place where he Is proposed, and
after suitable inquiry, it pronounced all
right, bo is elected. Tbe first process, after
being introduced to the members oi tbe
lodge, is to bind the victim hand and foot,
also blindfold him by tying a handkerchief
over tho eyes, and then throwing him into
a cider press, whore tho poor follow
squeezed for fivo or bIx minutes. This
done for the purpose of clearing the system
oral! "old drinks," and Is pronounced by
old topers a perfect cure. He is then tak
en out of the cider press, and by means of a
force pump, which is forced down bis throat
gorged with cistern water, after which tbe
pump is withdrawn, and a sealing piaster
is put on his mouth; he is then rolled in a
barrel four or live times across tbe meeting
room, tbe spectators singing:
"We won't go home,
We won't go home
Wo won't go home till morning."
Ho is then taken out of tbe barrel and
hung up by tbe heels until tho water runs
out of bis ears; then tbe Grand Sachem of
the lodge cuts him down, and the bandsom
est lady in attendance bands him a glass of
water. A cold water batb is then furnished
biia, after which bo receives a shower batb
of cistern water. Tbe subject for Initiation
is then compelled to road aloud tbe const!
tution and by-laws of tbe lodge, and one
column in tbe last evening paper, also,
tbe Massachusetts prohibitary liquor law,
all of wblcb be reads ten times, drinking a
glass of cistern water between each reading
after which tbe "Old Oaken Bucket" is
sung, and a largo sized uuekot bung around
bis neck, while fifteen of tbe lady members,
witb small pop guns, deluge bim with cis
tern water. He is then forced to eat ten
pounds of Ice cream, while the committee
on initiation, numbering some ten members
all in good standing, fill bis ears with bro
ken ice. Tben be is run through a patent
clothes wringer, after which be is banded a
glass of pump water, bis boots are tilled
with tbe same, and be is laid away in a re
frigerator. After laying in tho refrigerator
for half an bour, be is taken out and again
run through a clothes wringer, and if alive,
be is oompelled, before be is a ''man and a
brother," to take the whole lodgo down to a
soda fountain and treat tbe crowd.
Of course, this form of initiation don't ex
tend all over tbe United States, and in fact
we are of tbe opinion that tbe boys sat on
tbo gin barrel most too long, inhaling the
odor from tbe bung bole! Tbey got "mix
ed," and reported accordingly!
Ladies: It U usoIcbb 'to roast yoursolves
over a hot flru wlioti all kinds of baking
can be bought so choap at A- M. Sbults
yariety JJukerv. auj;9dlw.
The Ecupse. At all points where tbe
eclipse was visible, witn tbe exception of
Philadelphia, it was seen under tbe most
favorable conditions, the sky being compar
atively cloudless, and tho predictions nf
scientific men as to thepoculiar phenomena
which would be manifest, wore vorified to
almost tbo minutest detail. In our own lo
cality, where the eclipse was not total,
many singular and beautiful appearances
were absent, but tho slowly stealing shadow
of tlsa moon, which gradually reduend the
sun to a crescent, sad tbo twilight gloom
which was thrown upon tho bills and hous
es, with the chilliness of the atmosphore,
made it a scene of peculiar Inturust and ev
en solemnity. In two hours and a half that
circular shadow of oris hundred and forty
miles in diameter had swept over tbe earth
from the west to the oast, forming a belt of
its owu width moro than six thousand miles
long. Tbo coutro of tbo belt from Alaska
to tbe oiast of North Carolina, was a total
eclipse. Tbo moat delioato and accurate
instruments bave been employed in making
observations, and astronomical sclenoe will
undoubtedly be enriched by tbe wonderful
spectaole of Saturday aftoraooa last.
REPORTED FOU THE DAILY RKCORD,
St. Louis, Aug 11
A tram of seventeen freight cars was
completely smashed up on tbe Nolb Mis
souri Railroad, ten miles west of Maberly,
on Sunday. Most of tbe cars belonged to
tbo Chicago and SI. Louis anl Kansas
Pacific roads, and were laden with lumber
from Ch cngo, Loss estimated at $23,000
Prescriptions. A corrospondont of the
Baltimore Sun urges most strongly the fol
lowing suggestions, which bo admits are
not likely to meet with favor from apothe
caries and physicians : "A law should be
passed by each of tbo tato Legislatures
compelling, under a heavy penalty, all phy
sicians to writo all prescriptions in words
at length in English, specifying the quanti
ties in grains, scruples, drams, ounces, etc.,
instead ot by tbe signs or marks now used.
The apothecary or druggist should likewise, ,
under a heavy penalty, be compelled to keep
all of bis bottles, jars, boxes, etc., labelled
in English. If this is made obligatory by
law, lewer mistakes will be 'mado. The
person who goes for a prescription or article
ordered, can see from tbe label on the bot
tle, jar, box, etc., if the prescription or ar
ticle ordered is of tho same name, otc. ; and
if a mistake is about to bo mado ho can have
At Pen Horn, on tbe New York and Erie
Railroad, about four miles form Jersey
city, is an extensive, depot for storing petro
leum in bulk. A large quantity of the coal
oil is received here, as much as 120 curs
sometimes arriving in a day, having boon
brought directly from Pennsylvania well?.
Each of the oil cars has two fixed tubes or
tanks, each tank holding forty barrels
On arriving at the depot the oil Is removed
from tbo car to a receiving tank placed at
the side of tbe track. This is most eCecti-
vely done by an application of tbe syphon
principle. One end of a great iron syphon
is placed In the car tank, and tho other end
is put into a bucket of oil in tbe receiving
tank. Tbe air is then exhausted from the
syphon by a syringe, and the piossure upon
tbo surface or tbe oil in the car tank con
tinues to force it rapidly through the syphon
into tbe overflowing bucket, until it has al1
passed from the car tank into the receiver.
Four thousand gallons of oil, It is asserted,
may be emptied from one tank to the other
in this way in less than live minutes' time.
From the receiver-tank tbe oil is pumped
by steam into huge round iron reservoirs,
capable of holding 20,000 barrels each.
These resorvoirs are made of tbe best boiler
iron, and are tarred and sanded upon tbe
top, to shed tbe water. In these receptacle8
the oil remains until it is required for ehfp,
mont, whon It Is forced by a steam pump,
driver by an engine of forty-horse power,
through a line ot iron pipes, seven mile
long, to Weebawkon, on tbe Hudson, wberu
it is again pumped from the reservoir into
elevated tanks upon the wharves.
Mr.. KntToi: Please niinrurrcthcnnineofTiioM
A 1H kaohy, of Petroleum Centre. as candidate
for Pmthnnatary or Vennngn County, subject to llic
usages of Hie Democratic party. .
Mr. Editor: Floise announce the name or A. T.
K1ifiiia candidate for County Treasurer, sub
ject to tbe nnw of the Democratic partv.
A fresh supply. Just received st R. 1! Fisher's ling
t'NtvF.nsiTT or MtrmoAff. 1
Ann Arbor, Sept. 18, IMS.
I have exfimined the Universal Bath, so-called,
patented by Mr. K J. Kuowltoo, of Ann Arbor,
Micb. It Is both simple and Ingenious, and aicccd
Ingly convenient. With almost no trouble, a person
with one of them can enjoy all the bcncllts ana lux
ury ot a bath not confined to a bath room but
wherever a perann vrlstoes to ue it. But little water
la required and it Is easily emptied, and when not
In use, it may be hong against tbo wall, occupying
but little space. With thii ingenious arrangement,
I do not tea why every family may not practice
eicanltneas, which Is next to godliness, and enjoy
the Invlgoration and pleasure of a dally batb.
K. O. HAVEN,
President of Michigan University.
Address, J. 31. JOHNSON.
P. O. Box ISt,
augfidlw. Tittisvilla, Pa.
By pnrehaslng one of those REFRIGERATORS at
tho Furniture Store.
Ceo Morrison's Geiinine Pine Tar
and Persian Healing Sonps.
These soaps aro Impregnated with exotic of tbe
mildest aud most Balsamic nature, and aro warrant
ed perfectly Innocent and froe from mineral and oth.
er pernicious admixtures, and aro selected by tbe
ladles and tbo public in general in preferut ce to all
other soaps, as tho great producers and preservers of
a healthy parity of complexion, and a conservator
of female, beauty. For the softness and delicacy
wblcb they Induco to the hands and face, their capa
bility of soothing Irritation and removing unsightly
eruptions, render them IndlspensIM to every toll
et. We kindly ak the public to try th virtues of
these toapa. J. L It. A Co., Proprietors.
A. D. Miller ft Co ., General Agents. Jnl!N-3tn.
Hardware A large assortment of which Is
being closed out at reduced rates at REYNOLDS
BRODHEAD COS, No. 11 Coutro St., opposite
th Post Offlco, Oil City, Pa.
New Flour, Feed nnd Grocery
J. 9. PKATIIEIt,
At the OLD BANK BTJILMNO, ON MalN -ST,
opposite tbo McClintock 1 1 nine, has on hand
large and list class stock nf Flour, Peed and
tiroecrlea, which ha Is felling at a low tgnro.
1. Don't forgot Uie place whero A, D. Cotton
A Company broke up. jsnl-tf.
All Dniliei, Wr-ekllea and Magazines at IIOLMBS
FaRNSWORTH'S News Room.
For STATIONERY, to , call at II OLM8S
PARNSWORTI1S Newa Room.
All accounts not nettled Immediately, will be left
with an officer for'collection. 9ft
Apr. 14 tf. REYNOLDS CO.
WtiRDS OF WISDOM for young men, en the
Ruling Piuxlnn In Youth snd Ear'y Manhood, with
SELF HE 1,1' for the erring frtld nnf ortnnate. gen
in scaled letter envelopes, free of charge . Address,
IIOWARD ASSOCIATION B P, riin.ADKi.FAiA
Pa. Hay 94, 3m
Emma Uodgers, a girl of fourteen, daugh
ter of Hugh lingers, of Vonango township,
fell asleep on Monday of lust woek, aud
continued in that condition until Thursday
night, when sho suddenly expired. She
had gouerally enjoyed good health, aud
tlio doctors are puzzled to uocoiint lor tbe
circuiastarces attending Iut doath.
Colfax has been presented witb a pitcher
of Colorado gold and silver.
Jay Cooke says ho didn't have any money
in tbe Philadelphia whisky.
Ex-Gov. Hawley is acroBg-tho-contluent-
A Chicago artist is painting Brigham
Voting's portrait togother with a single
sample oi bis wives.
Henry Keep left ten million dollarr.
Why not all of it in Northwestern, if that
is so, good !
Cuos. O'Connor has fourteen priests
visiting with him at bis Summer residence
on Lake George.
Miss Braddon Is recovering. We don't
wish hor ill, but it would bo delightful to
think that her writing days wore over.
Mr?. H. B. Stowo and two daughters
(nothing known about the husband) are at
It is reported that Bergh, tho Proven
tionist, will prosecute tbe California silk-worm-culturists
for feeding their worms on
mulberries without cream.
Imitative fallow John Chinaman. Some
ona says that one of tho race in California
having been shown by bis mistress how to
make a puddlsg containing three og,s, but
having soon her throw one bad egg away,
oontinued for months after, whenever ho
mado a pudding, to usu four eggs, regularly
breaking, examining, nnd throwing one
away us bo had soon hor do.
President Grant declined adopting the
land ollWud him at IiricUaburg, Now Jersey,
as woll as several lota loudcrcd hint at Long
Branch. Ho has purchased Howard Pottor'p
cottage, with three acres of land, fronting
tbo ocean, tit l.o-ig Brunch.
VrocKery For all kinds go to REYNOLDS
BRODHEAD ft CO'S, No. 11 Csntr Street, oppo
site the Post Offlco, Oil City, Ps.
Try our Navy Tobscro. We know It la the host
In tbe market. W. n. NICHOLSON A CO.
Carpets, Df erery aualtty and description, at
REYNOLDS, BKODHISAD A 003, Mo, 11 Centre
Btroct, opposite the V . O., Oil City, Pa.
VERY CHEAP SHEET MUSIC, only flvs cents a
copy, at W. H, NICHOLSON A CO.'S Stntlonery
All styles of Blank Books, Note Paper, and B r
velopea in Jobbing Lots, nt
W. II. NICUOWON & CO.
BASE BALL BATS nd l.'OUB BOOKS, at
W I. Nlcholsen & '
A new lot of the celeb-atad I. X. L. Knives jnat
received at the POST OFFICE.
HIHDS JAVA. SPARROWS, CANARY, (IE It
MAN, at A. D. MILLER & CO.
The very but pocke'.JCntlnry Rajtar3 and Scis
sors all warranted at W. II. NICnOLSOITS.
Clazrd Oil Cloth Curtains at
Just recaived a large atock of Spring patterns, a
H. C. JARVIS FURNITURE STORE. m8.t
A. D. MILLER ft CO.. h t, ,..,, r it,.
American Whip Co., nnd Western Whip Co.'s Ci-
ruis, ai wnolesale prices.
1A'1' X!C,? ?.ot 0" u STYLE at
Tbe finest Plug Tobacco at
W. II. NICHOLSON & CO 'F.
bo eo-narlnerhi heretofore m. iulin,. ...l.- 41.
firm inline. 01 K. M. DoWolt & Co., Is tiiiH day dia
solvtu by iiiuluul eourieiH. K. M DkVVOIF
IVtC.mrcAugll.m-o, V' V m"VKU'
JTUAVKD OB STOLaUtt
Vronx tho 8tiTeiieon Farm Ocean Oil Comiinnv'..
?tlilil on Hii inlay afternoon, 8ih int., one Uitrk
Ituy Hot-HP, blind in oiiu t-vc; one Dark Hny Mnro,
Btiir on oil hip C mined by a kick, whim ppot In I'oru
hond, nnd lolli of them honvy draught horncn. Any
pctmon rt'tui'uhiff unld hnr,os, nrivtnK Information
whore tiny may bu lomid, will bn miiUblv rcwtinj.
cd. WM, KSTHSVAKT. .
auplOdtf, Hitpt. Nti'vonfiu, Knrm.
Universal Bath !
OR RUBBER BATHING TUB.
Names of partiea who have purchased the Univer
PETROLEUM CENTRE: W II Loncwell, David
Yatinnv, R II Sargent, L P Wa'kur, Ii Di-rouse, Jua
HMiCrav. Wm 3 McCrav, R W Taylor, I Ie..ry
Lobte, C N Hnne, .1 tanibau!!li. STOIlY FARM
.1 P llarcroft, A ' VtnL TARH FARM : J C lleera,
E W Parker, T W Doublrdav. A E Brown, T J Not.
Incham. HESS FARM: M K Unas. TI'rTHVII.LK:
About iorty different pantos. PLEASANTVILLE:
.U Bt Dt'UUO, U niiiniwruii, v iii tn:n .iiruilir, I. Ot
J 8 Warner, ami a number of other parties to uu
niersua to mention.
TUB Universal Bath la convertible into six illf
fi-fent stvies. viz.: A lull lenirth hodv bath, a riiiiifs
bath, infant's bath, foot bath. Mat bottom tut lor
apons or towel bath.
Any party desiring the Universal Bath, can ob.
tain one during the next two weeke, by leaving nu
orncr with Mr. John W. Hpeneer, at J. M. Ham
baugh'a office, or by addressing me at Tituaville.
P. O. Box 881. J. M. JOHNSON
PIPE CUTTING. TIN WARE.
To be Drawn by
A VALUABLE 8TOIIE AXI
rh andtuulgned proposes to dispose of his prom
illiy tO lulftt , vpa n 1 . .Inrn n,. tl.n U K ...
... . .. .... . . ... . . 1 n k I III,
os what ia known as the Wierson Tract, on
Wednesday, Sept. 1st, 1869.
Tha f.illiaasrlnrs arliVnini.. o SI .
1 Store, valued,
1 Cow, "
1 Watch, "
1 Watches, "
1 Show Case. "
1 Segar " "
100 other valuable articles, from
1 to II 5.
jVb A Ynnirtrltu i.rtb. Ii i 1.1 ti i .11.
the niauner of drawing. TICK UTS $2.
E. M. Huntley.
On TueeduT. July SO, the subscription list for tho
W asllUIL'tm Stro,., . .... il...
same will please luave it at this olljce. JuwFtf.
II ANO. A gord soeotid hand Piano for sale cheap.
. at Hie Central ilimae. Apply early.
TOldUAM CO S for jour Curtriusee.