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OfEre, second story of Court House, above
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office on Uri dge street, in tbe room formerly
occupied by Eire D. Parser, Esq.
LEX. K. McCLl'RE.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
HI SOUTH SIXTH STREET.
PHILADELPHIA. . .; I
g B. LOCDEX
Olfers bis services to the citizens of Juni
ata county ait Auctioneer and Vendue Crier.
Charges, from two to ten dollars. Satisfac
tion warranted. . novS-Sin.
DR. P. C. RUXDIO,
PATTERSON, PENS' A, 1
August lV.W69-ir. ' -
THOMAS A. EUMTaTdT
KJffice hours S A M. to 3 P. M. Office in I
it. I ford's building, two doors above the Sen- j
tmel office, Bridge street. aug 18-tf
HOM.EOPHATIC PHYSICIAN t SURGEON
Having permanently located in tbe be rough
Kit Mittlialown, offers his professional services
o ihe citizens of this place and surrounding ;
trice en Main street, over Beidlcr's
Store. aug 18 1869-tf
0. W. McPHERRAS,
001 SANSOM STREET.
aug 18 lSMy
QENTRAL CLAIM AGENCT,
JAMES M. SELLERS.
141 SOUTH SIXTH 8TREET,
pfR. Bounties, Pensions, Back Pay, Horse ,
riikirus. Si lie Claims, Ac., promptly collected
No c'j&re lor information, nor. when money
i not collected. oct"7-tf
Dr. R A. Simpson
Treats all forms of disease, and may be con
sulted as fallows: Kt his office in Liverpool
Pi., every SATCRDAV and MONDAY ap
pointment. cnti be L.sde for other Hays.
Ai John ti. Lipp's residence. Mifflintown.
JunUtaCo.. Fa., Sep. 2bth, 1871, till even
ing Be punctual
gloVGili on or address
UR. R. A. 8IMPPON.
Jec7 Liverpool, Perry Co., Pa.
D LO0M?Kl' RG tTATE NORMAL
X3 SCHOOL AND i
- Literary and Commercial Institute, j
The Faculty of 'bis Iustttutirn aim to be i
very thcrougs in ineir instruction, ana '
look carefully after the manners, health an
morals of tbe students.
Jaf Apply for catalogues to
HENRY CARVER. A. M.,
Sept 28. 1870-fim Principal
Hew Be m Store
... nnnnvril T
1 1 Jllll l&l ILiLdl'j.
R. J. J. APPLEBAUUH has established i
Ii . ii,.,. .. iv.n.i,.iinn Smr. in Hi.
Mhovc-named nlace. and kecDS a ceueral as- i
W ' " ;
sorlment of ,
DRUGS AXD MEDICIXKS, !
Also all other articles usually kept iu estab
lishment of this kind.
Pure Wines ana Liquors for medicinal pur
poses. Cigars. Tobacco, Stationery, Confec
tions (firsi -class). Notions, etc., etc.
f-Thc Doctor gives advice free
J. M. KEPHEART
BARNES BROTHERS HEBRON
WIIOLF.SAt.lt PKAtISS IX
HATS AND CAPS,
503 Market Street, Philadelphia.
aug l, igir.i-iy.
A. G. PoSTLETHWAITK.
J. C. M'Sapuhtoh
A. G. POSTLETHWAITK & CO ,
General Commission Merchants.
THE SALE OF ALL KINDS OF COUNTRY
No. 3G4 South Front Street,
B" llSTCIGARS IN TOWN
Two for & cents. Also, the Frehest Lager,
the Largest Oysters, the Sweetest Cider, the
Finest Domestic Wines, and, in short, any
thing you may wish in the
EATING OR DRINKING LINE,
at the most reasonable prices. He has also
so that it will now compare favorably with
any Hi'l in tbe interior of the State.
June 1, 1870-ly
A FINE assortment of Cloths, Cassi meres,
f- Nestings, 4C.,j ust reoeived and for sale
S. B. LOUDON.
B. F. SCHWClCtt,
VOLUME XXV, NO. 43
Hurrah I Hurrah !
Great Excitement at the Mifflin
WRY is it that everybody goes to WM. P.
SNYDER when tbey are in nerd of any kind
of Chairs ?
BECAUSE be keeps the Best and Finest
Assortment of all kinds of Chairs that was
ever offered to the eyes of the public.
Reader, if you are in want of Chairs of
any kind, you will do well to call on tbe un
dersigned and examine his fine stock of
Cane Seat anil Windsor Chairs,
of all descriptions, before purchasing else
where. Having lately started in business, he
is determined to do the very best he can as
regards durability and cheapness, and war
rant t all trork mamtfaetured iy Am.
Rememher the Sign of the BIO
11131) CHAIU on the pole on the
corner of Mam and Cherry streets, when you
want to buy good chairs.
WM. F. SNYDER.
Mifflintown. Feb 8. 1671.
Bally to the Place where yon can buy
your Wall Paper Cheap.
ceived at bis residence on Third Street, Mif
flintown. a Urge assortment of
of various styles, . which ho otters for sale
i CHEAPER than can l.e purchased elsewhere
I in ihe county. All persons in need of the
j above article, and wishing .o save money, are
j invited to call and examine his stock and
j hear his prices bctore going elsewhere.
mJiLarire supply constantly on hand,
j K SIMON BASOM.
MifHiotown. April , 18,1-tf
TL . llni.l-..r P.ir
Ihc"liupcr Market tar.
. , . ,
THE undersigned, having purchased of
S. H. Brown the renowned Ouypcr "!
Market Car, de-ires to inform his friends of,
Mifflin, Pt:erson and vicinity, and the pub-!
lie eenerallv. that he will run the csr regit-;
ic K,,,frillTl that he will run the car regu
l.rlr l.avirtf Miffi'll SlAtion everV MondHV
noon for the Eastern markets, and icturniug j
ion WEDNESDAY, lo.ded with j
' c-oroij cieu
VE5ETABLES OF ALL KINDS IN SEASON, !
And Evcrrthiwe Usuallr Carried in a j
Market Car. I
Also, Freight Cani3d, at SsOSOnable ;
3t3S, Xtltter Way.
j Orders Irom merchants and otherssolicited.
fcZf Prompt attention to business will be
' given and satisfaction guaranteed.
Ordrs left at- .losepli Pennell's store in
Patterson, will receive attention
G. tV. WILSON".
April 28, 1871..
NEW BOOT ifc SHOE SHOP
In Kevin's New Building on
BRIDGE STREET, MIFFLINTOWN.
THE undersigned, Lite of the firm of Fa-
1 1 sick & North
ould rcspeeifully an- I
nounce to the nihlic that he has opened a
' Root nn,l Shu,, Khnn in Mnior Nevin'a New
I Building, on Bridee street. Mifllii town, and !
is prepared to manufacture, of the best ma
tenal. all kinds or
ROOTS, SHOES AND GAITERS.
flKN'TS'. LADIES AND CHILDREN
j He al-o keeps on hand a large and well
selected stock of
nf nil timU fnp titan Wnmpn nktirl ahiiilrfll
Give me a call, for I feel con6.lent that I
Jean furnish yuu with any kind of work you
impairing uone neauy anu ai reason
J. L. NORTH.
S. B. LOUDON,
WOULD respectfully inform the public
that be lias removed his Tailoring Es-
, lablishment to a room in Major Nevin's new
building, on the Parker lot. on Bridge street,
j MiflUntown, anl has opened out a
LARGER AND FINER ASSORTMENT OF
i VESTING S, & C
Than ever was before bringht to this town
i which be is prepared to make to order in the
j LATES1 AXD MOST IMP9.0VED STYLE.
And in a manner that will defy all competi
I tion. He also manufactures to order, all
On reasonable terms.
By strict attention to business, be hopes to
receive a liberal share of public patron
age Give him a call and inspect his styles
of cutting and workmanship before going
The Place for Good Grape-vines
IS AT THE
uniata fallen Diptprbs,
AXD GB1P&T1NE NURSERY.
THE undersigned would respectfully in
form the public that be has started a
Grape-vine Nursery about one mile northeast
of Mifflintown. where be baa been testing a
large number of the different varieties of
Grapes,- and having been in tae ousinese tor
eeven years, he is now prepared le furnish
VINES OF ALL THE LLADING
VARIETIES, AND OF THE
KINDS, AT '
by the single vine, doxen, hundred or thou
sand. All persona wishing good and thriftv
vines will do well to eall and see for them
selves. 0 Good and responsible Agents wanted.
Mifflintown, Juniata Co., Pa.
MIFFLlNTOWJi, JUNIATA COUNTY, PfiNN'A., OttUBEK 15, 137L
AUTTJim WOOES. '
Ere in the Northern gale
Tbe summer tresses of the trees are gone.
The woods of Autumn, all around our rale.
Hare put their g'ory on.
Tbe mountains that enfold
In their wild sweep the colored landscape
Seem groups of giant kings in purple and in
gold. ' "
That guard enchanted ground.
Oh. Autumn, wby so soon
Depart tbe hues that make the forest glad;
Thy gentle wind and thy fair sunny noon.
And leave thee wild and sad T
Ah ! 'twere a lot too blest
Forever in tby colored shades to stray ;
Amid the kisses of the southwest,
To roam and dream for aye. .
And leave tbe vain, low strife
That makes men mad ; the tug for wealth and
power : .
The passions and cares that wither life
And waste the little hour.
Carnival of Fire in Wisconsin,
Micnigan, and Minnesota.
THOUSANDS OF LIVES LOST.
Town, Village, Wood and Prairie a
The accounts of tbe appalling calamity
which has fallen npou the east and west
i,Wgof Grucn up,y, Wi,consin. have
not bf-ea exaggerated The buined dis-
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tnct comprises the counties of Ucouto,
Ttrownf TJoor and Kewaunee, and parts
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of Manitowoc and Outagamie. The
imt Inc. ff iifa .nrl nniwrlv liaa r,an!f
, , . ...... r n .i i
eu ,r',m "ie wninwina or nre which
swept over tbe country, making the roads
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and avenues of escape impassable with
fallen timber and burned bridges. The
previous long drouglit bad prepared
everything fur the flame.. The loss of
i.ie nas oeen very great, luearsi eeu
mttg were eutiiely inadequate, and even
now it is feared that it is much greater
ituan present, accounts place it. It is
known that at least one tbousaud persons
have been - either burned, drowued, or
smothered. Of these deaths, six hun
dred or more were at 1'eshiigo and adja
cent places, and the others in Kewaunee,
llrowu, and Door couuties, iu the latter
of which the iabaliiiauts have fougbt tbe
lire for u-aily tlirue weeks, during which
time there - was not an hour of ordinary
secutitv tor lil'e, ehowers of burning
I leaves and cinders falling when least ex-
pected. The fire swept Uoor county on
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every eMC, uesiroying everyimng tionn
f the Two Rivers. " Nut less than 3,000
women, and children have been
rendered entirely destitute. - Mothers are
left with fatherless children, fathers with
motherless children ; children are left
' homeless orphaus. Distress and inteuse
suffering are on every band, where but a
few days ago were comfort and happi
ness. The suffering at Peshtigo has
been terrible, in one place no less than
fifty persons being burned to death, and
in another over thirty. Hundreds, it is
thought, have been drowned in attempt
ing to escape the flames. No pen can
debcribe or exaggerate the horrors of the
Peshtigo calamity. Those who escaped
have lost everything aud the destitution
at this season will be great.'
Particulars of the Disaster.
The following accounts of the fires in
the counties above named have been "ta
ken from the late Wisconsin papers, all
of which give frightful details of tbe de
struction of life and property. The
Marinette and Peshtigo Eagle, (extra) of
October 12 thus desciibes the scene at
Peshtigo : ' Yesterday morning we visit
ed the site of what was once the beauti
ful and thriving little village of Peshtigo
It contained about 1,500 people, and
was one of the busiest, liveliest, and
one of the moat enterprising communi
ties along the Bay Shore. Standing
amid the charred and blackened embers.
with the frightfully mutilated corpses of
men, women, children, horses, oxen.
cows,, dogs, swine, and fowls every
bouse, shed, barn, outhouse, or structure
of every kind swept from the eanh as
with the very besom of destruction our
emotion cannot be described in language.
No pen dipped in liquid tare can paint
the scene ; language ' in thoughts that
breath and words that burn' gives but the
faintest impression of its horrors.
' ''From tbe survivors we glean the fol
lowing in reference to the seene at the
village and in the farming region con
monly known as the ''Sugar Bush.'
Sunday evening, after church, for about
bait an hour, a death-like stillness hung
over the doomed town. The smoke from
tbe fires in the region around was so
thick as to be stifling, and hung like a
faneitf pall over everything, and all was
euveloped in Egyptian darkness. Soon
light polls of air were felt; tbe horizon at
the southeast, south, and southwest began mence the world over again, being near
to be faintly illuminated ; a perceptible ly as naked as when they were boru.
trembling of the earth was felt, and a 1 The people of Port Huron are in con-
5 f& ST
rnt trnios as rata saroBosasaT or
distant roar broke tbe awful silence.
People began to fear that some awful
calamity was impending but as yet no
one even dreamed of tbe danger.
"Tbe illumination Bonn became inten
sified into a fierco lurid glare ; tbe roar
deepened into a bowl, as if all tbe demons
from tbe infernal pit bad been let loose,
when the advance gust of wind from tbe
main body of tbe tornado struck. Chim
neys were blown down, houses were un
roofed, and, amid the confusion, terror,
and terrible apprehension of the moment,
the fivry element, in tremendous inroll-
ing bill ws and masses of sheeted flames.
euveloped the devoted village. The
frenzy of despair seized on all hearts. !
strong mi-n bowed like reeds before tbe i
fiery blast j women and children, like lumber and timber destroyed. Tbe va
fiightened spectres flitting through the guest guess-work only could estimate the
awful gloom, were swept away like au- j loss of property in the interior. Some
turn leaves Crowds rallied for the : of tbe people burned out of bouse aud
bridge, but the bridge, like all else, was home were substantial farmers, showing
receiving its baptism of fire. Hundreds ! that tbe fire has swept over the cleared
crowded into the river, cattle plunged in and cultivated districts, as well as
with them, and being huddled together i
in tbe general confusion of the moment,
many who had taken ' to the water to
avoid the flames were drowned A great
many were on the blazing bridge when it j the propeller Messenger brought iutelli
lell. The debris from the burning town gence of the terrible calamity which laid
was hurled over and on the heads of those fuj two-thirds of that city iu ashes,
who were in the water, killing many and j An extra from the Timt-s office gives
maiming others, so that they gave up id ! full particulars of the fite. It says :
despair and sank to a watery grave. j "The wind blew a heavy gale on Snu
' In lets than an hour from the time day from the south, and the fire that
the tornado struck the town, the village ; Lad been burning in the woods for seve
of Peshtigo was annihilated. Full one i ral days spread with great rapidity. The
hundred perished either iu the flames ' company was out all day with the en
orin tbe water, and all ihe property was ! gine, near Gifford & Ruddock's mill,
iped out of existence. In the "Sugar
Bush" tbe loss of life was even greater
in proportion to the number of inhabi
tants than in the village. Whole fami
lies are destroyed, and over a thickly set-
tied region iu tbe heavy hard wood tim-
ber, consisting of two or three townships,
there is scarcely a family but is now left
destitute, and mourns for the loss of some
of iu loved ones "
ill 1 1 If I ( A .
Of the Siates which have been visited
by the late great conflagration, Michigan , ". "gui-nouse, piers, .umoer
bus also suffered dreadfully. The coun-! ri, "ud Mr- "0'8 wer iu
try all along the shores of Lake Huron. flame8 TJMB Robinson s three
prep .red as it was for the flames by tbe Wee nd the tn5 we
. i c i c
dro ught of weeks, nay, of mntns, bus
been devastated by tue cruelest, most
fatal of all nature's resou.ces. Here
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there was a hardy and generous people,
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made up of pioneers aud farmers, who
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bad entered the new country to make it
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their home. 1 uey were a hue set of
. u ii j -ir
mfn. tall and hraarnv. and u-illnif. to
work with axe or rifle or plough to make
an holiest and honorable living Tbey
were civilizing tbe country, and now tbey,
too, have beeu ousted from farms and clear
ings by nature's terrible pro-emtion. Na
ture came as a heartless landlord and assert
ed her right of eminent domain with irre
sistible and monstrous power. All along
the borders of the tate is a dense wood
laud of mighty trees, which toward the
uorlh occupy nearly half of its territory.
These woods were diversified here aud
there with settlements and cleat iugs,
many of which have withered away be
fore the most damnable conflagration
which ever disfigured the eaitb, aud the
pioueers are driven from their homes food
less, sheltei less, and helpless. Along tbe
shore, when tbe fire came, so long dread
ed, and whispered of with shudderiug
tears besides the hearthstone in the dead
and sorry midnight, when the children
were asleep, aud only the father and
mother were awake, tbe poor wretches
ran from before the crimsotn light of fire
aud. huddled for safety io the lake ; it
was their only hope. Forrestville was
tbe first to fall a prey to tbe fierce flames;
the village of U bite Rock came uext,
and then, in rapid succession, Elm Creek
Sand Beach, Huroti City, Rock Falls,
and Hope City were all devastated The
sufferings of the people of these places
was of the most intense. Not only bad
tbe fire burned buildings, forests, etc.,
but tbe ground waa no dry that tbe soil
has been destroyed, tbe lire reaching fre
quently twelve to fourteen inches below
tbe surface. For safety the inhabitants
in some cases were driven iuto the lake,
being obliged to cover themselves with
w.iter, exei-pt their heads, to keep from
tbe heat; while in others, young chtl
dren were held io tbe arms of strong
men at a sufficient distance from tbe
shore to keep themselves from the fire.
lb us they were kept for honrs watching,
while their all was being consumed, and
waiting for the fire to subside before they
could come ashore. At Forrestville
nothing hag been left of good farms but
the bare laud, the inhabitants, in many
cases, barely escaping with then lives.
Exteat of the Firea.
The couuties of Huron and Sanilac,
which coustitute the principal seene of
the fire, contain about 84,000 inhabitants.
Of these it is believed that 10.000 are al
ready rendered homeless. ; Tbey have
lost their houses, their barns, their stock,
their mills, ; even their clothing. Some
of them almost literally have to cora-
oxc ik, ii iii iii iii ii i ii i ii r in
thb laws. J
stant receipt of messages asking for pro
visions and clothing, and the victims oi
the fire are still' flocking in from tbe in
terior to the town on the shore. Al
ready the towns of Verona, New River,
Sand Heacli, Huron City, a portion of
Port Hope. Crescent, Centre Harbor,
Elm Creek. White Rock, Paris, Cracow,
Miudn, Forrestville, and tbe Polish set
tlement near Forrestville, have been de
stroyed ; those on the lake to the very
water's edge, as the docks io many in
stances have been swept away. These
towns represent a population of at least
6,000 people. The loss of property in
these towns amounts to directly, without
doubt, from $1,500,000 $2,000,000 at a i
very low calculation, aud not including
through the woods.
At Milwaukee, Wis , October 12, fonr
days after the ' Manistee conflagration
aud succeeded iu checking tbe flames.
In the evening a fire broke out near
CanfieM's mill, and the fire company
promptly repaired to the scene of action,
but tbe wind blew tbe smoke and sand
at 6Ilch a fearful rate that tbey were al-
I most blinded, and could not check the
headway of the flames. About ten
, o'clock tbe engine frave out, and during
! the balance of the scene was Dowerless !
j to assist. In a short time the mill and i
' abm,t tweu,J 8nwil dwellings, the boar-
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u- fir ram Piiwce 1113 lire, uut rocy-
eu ",moBl " m,rac,e-
f wi,h ' ad a pile-driver were cut
loose and floated down the river. The
pile-driver was on fire, hut fortunately it
1 ' J
did no harm. 1 be barge Frankfort and
several other vessels were near the mill,
i hut went up the river to a place of safc-
' r r
ty While this was calling tbe atten
tion of the ci'izens, a light was seen re
flrctiug on tbe sky, in the rear of the
city, near Maple street. In an exceed
ingly short space of time a number of
buildings were in flames. Everything
was swept clean, not a vestige of con
sumable matter being left.
The districts burned over were :
First, about twenty acres west of and
including Canfield's mill ; second, a
strip commencing on Maple street from
J G. Ramsdell's residence, and widen
ing as it advanced, and when it reached
the river it extended from Oak street
( Buckley's store) to Tysou 5c Robinsons
little mill, a distance of a half mile,
and through the principal business part
of the town, thence across the river,
burning the bridge and tbe schooner
Seneca Chief, ' and destroying every
building on the north side (uiueteen in
all), except the Fourth-ward school
house, George Thorp's house, and the
the Catholic clinrch ; thirl. Black Bird
Island was literally burued np.
The fires in Minnesota appear to have
started from about Breckinridge, a
town in Tooms county, near the line of
the Northern Pacific Railroad, starting
from St Paul, and on the Pakota
boundary about the centre. From here
it appears to have spread to the "Big
Woods." aud thence all through the
southern portion of the State. Num
bers of villages and cities were swept
from the face of tbe earth, notwithstand
ing all that foresight and sagacity could
do to save them. Men by tbe hundreds
were stationed about their outskirts
with the purpose of fighting the irresis
tible elements, aud every precaution
that human ingenuity could suggest was
used iu some cases with some slight
success, but generally in vain. Glencoe
Leseni, Mankato, New Ulm, and other
towns and hamlets were completely
swept out of existence in tbe tremen
dous war of tbe elements. At least
three hundred aud fifty firms with all
their houses, feuces, utensils, and live
stock were consumed. More than two
hundred people were burned alive,
and the pecuniary loss is estimated at
between two and th ee millions of dol
lars. At the present time the fire - in
this State are reported to have nearly
died out, and the path of the storm is
marked only by'rniued bouses and the
b'ack remains of what was once the no
ble foreet aud prairie land of Minnesota-
The Prairies Ablaze.
From the La Cross Republican.
From a party lately arrived in this city
from Dakota, who traveled some days
through and along the burning district of
EDITOK AND PROPRIETOR.
WHOLE NUMBER 1285.
J)akota and Northwestern Minnesota, we
glean tbe following. We use the lan
guage of our informant :
" For some days previous to leaving
Cheyenne river, in I'akota, at a poiut
seventy-five miles west of tbe crossing of
the Northern Pacific Railroad at Red
River, a dense smoky atmosphere pre
vailed, which each day grew more dense,
warning ns that immense prairie fires
were approaching our quarters rapidly,
and our party deemed it prudent to move
eastward as fast as possible. We made
immediate preparations, but found that
we were in the raddle uone too soon.
a be intense heat and weight of smoke
affected us very much, aud soon after
starting we were forced to ride as rapidly
as it was possible for our beasts to carry
us. All through that loug day we toiled
along, our eyea nearly bliuded, with
parched throat and cracked lips and in
tense thirst, we rode on and on till at
nightfall we came in sight of Red River,
having ridden seventy five miles without
rest or halt but once. Glad were the
hearts of our party and much rejoicing
was there at our escape from great dan
ger, if not from loss of life. At points
along the route the wall of flames would
be quite near us. Its roar could be heard
many miles and its rapid motion was sur
prising. The line of fire seemed to be a
solid wall of flame of about twenty to
thirty feet in height and moved as rapidly
as a fleet horse could run. Occasionally
a portion of the line would break away iu
bodies of forty or more feet squaro aud
be carried with almost electric rapidity a
distance of fifty or a hundred rods ahead
and then strike the high dry grass, which
would immediately ignite and add its de
stroying force to the already gigantic
"After resting at Red River our party
moved on eastward and southward, pass
ing over a district but lately burued.
We could not distinguish an object fifty
yards away, great heavy clouds of
smoke, banging like a pall, through all
the distance of two hundred and fifty
miles we traveled before reaching the
Mississippi river, and ever there the smoke
was very oppressive."
CHICAGO'S SEW LIFE.
Strengthening the Fire Department -Real
Estate Business Actively Commenced.
Chicago, Oct. 19. Six new steam
fir- engines arrived last night from New
York, to increase the force of the fire
dep irttneut. No further apprehensions
nre felt for the safety. of the city from
There have been many false reports
circulated by the press of other cities in
regard to the city and county debt.
These reporte state the city debt at
at $20,400,000. The entire county debt
does not exceed S5.000.000.
S. Johnson, of Lake Forest, the owner
of two hundred lots in Milwaukee ave
nue, offers them rent free for three years,
for tbe purpnsa of erecting on tbem
cheap bouses for the homeless.
Mrs Leroy, of 137 De Koven street.
in whose barn the fire originated, pro
nounces the story false that the fire origi
nated from the carrying of a kerosene
lamp into the stable. She was in bed
and was asleep when the fire commenced.
The Illinois House of Representatives
yesterday passed . the supplementary
warehouse and Chicago tax exemption
bills, both important relief bills to this city.
Tbe first real estate transaction of
any magnitude since the fire wag made
to-day. II. G . Hinsdale sold to F. B.
Bryan 40 feet in Dearborne place by 82
feet in Randolph street, in the burnt dis
trict, for $50,000. Hinsdale bought the
property a year ago for S10.000; since
the fire it is worth SC0.000
Business has assumed a tangible char
acter. On U abash .and Michigan ave
nnes immense qtiantiea of nw goods are
arriving by express and freight lines.
Money matters continue quiet.
Tbe Illinois Senate to-day passed a
bill which had previously passed the
House of Representatives assuming the
lien held by Chicago on the Illinois and
Michigan canal. This giveg Chicago
Twenty seven thousand dollars was
received from Glasgow to-day.
Perry Haw, an employee on the
farm of Isaac Campbell, of Upper Au
gusta, Northumberland county, shot and
killed a man, whom he took for a robber.
On examination, it was found that the
murdered man was Martin Oberdorf a
much respected citizen of Upper Augusia.
It is supposed that Mr. Oberdorf was
bunting rabbits. Haa is now in jail
awaiting a hearing.
On Sunday the 15th inst., at Warsaw,
Ky , Gridley, a desperate character, shot
from a hotel window at a man named
Worth, with whom he had a difficulty,
and i. flicted a mortal wouod. Gridley
was imprisoned, aud about two A. M
on Monday, a party of men went to the
jail, broke a hole through the wall into
Gridley 's cell with a crowbar, and fiied
on and killed the prisoner
Shark bones are exhumed in Minne-
oU. a hundred mile away (rem any
: RATES OP ADYERTIfeiSG.
Alt adveriishig for less than three months
for one square Of nine libes or les. will be
charged one insertion, to Cents,. It ree 51.0V..
and 60 cents tor eacn iumti(" '"""
Administrator's. Executor s and Auditor's
Notices, $2,00. Professional and Business
Cards, not exceeding one square, and Inclu
ding copy of paper, $8,00peryear. Notices
in reading columns, ten cents per line. Mer
chant advertising bv the year any ecial rate.
Zontkf 6 month. 1-faar.
One square $ 8.50 $ 6.00 9 8.00 .
Two square 5.00 8.00 11.00
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. .----TBE 3 EXT LEGISLATUSE. v,
PliilHdelpbia prat District, Robert F.
Decbert,'D. ; Second diitrict, E. W. Da
vis. R. ; Third district. David A. XagK
D.: Fou.-th district, Geo. Connel, U.
Chester. Delawaro and Montgomery
Henry S. Evans. R.; H. Jones Brooke, P.
Bucks Jese W. Knight, D.
Lehigh and Northampton Edwin Al
Berks J. Depuy Davis, D.
Schuylkill Wm. M. Randall. D.
Carbon, Monroe, Piko and Wayne
Albert G. Broadbead, D.
.Luzerne. Monroe anJ Tike --Francis D.
Bradford, Sit-wiuolianna. Wyn ami
Wyoming I. P- Fitch. R-
Cameron, M'Kcan, Totter ar.d Tioga
J!. It. .Strang, K
Lycoming, Union and Snyder Andrew
II. Dill. D.
Northumberland, Montour, Columbia
and Sullivan Charles U. Buckalew. D.
Dauplun and Lubanou David Muir-ma,
Lancaster E?aias Billingfelt, K., John
B. Warfel. R.
CiioibeHnnd and Franklin J. M.
York and Adam; Wm. M'Sherry,
I ; .-
Somerset, Bedfotd and Pulton Hiraro
Findley, 1. .-
B'.air, Huntingdon. Centre. Mifflin, and
Perry It. Iti uce Petrikin D ; Duvid M.
Indiana aud Westmoreland Harry
Clinton. Cambria, CtearftVld and Eik
W. A. Wallace. !.
Westmoreland. Fayetto and Greene
A. A. Purnian, 1.
Allegheny Jas. L. Graham, B,;
Miles S Humphrey, R.
Washington and Beaver James S.
Mercer, Venango and Warren Harri
son Allen, R.
Crawford and Erie Goo. B. D- Iania
Philadelphia--First district, G. H.
Smith, R. ; Second, George McGowen. V ;
Third, Samuel Joseph?, D. ; Fourth, Wtn
Elliott, R.; Fifth, C H. Dougherty. D ;
Siith. Charles A. Porter. R. ; Seventh.
H. J. Potts, R. ; Eighth. Samuel Daniels.
K. ; Ninth. Wm. U. Vodges. K. ; Tenth.
Samuel D Dsiley. D. ; Eleventh. J. B.
Hancock. R. ; Twelfth, Gcorgn W. Fox.
R. ; Thirteenth, Georgn D Struck, R- .
Fourteenth, John Lamon, R. : Fifteenth
Adam Albright, R. : Sixteenth. A. V.
Levering, R. : Seventeenth, G. H. Griff
ith, R. : Eighteenth, J. N. Marks. R.
Adams Isaac Deleter, D.
Franklin Thaddeus M. Mahon. R.
Armstrong P. K. Bowman, R.
Reiver, Butler and Washington 1. M.
Leath'-rman and G. W. Fleeger, R. ; Dr.
Jos. Lui-k and Wm. B. Dui.lap, D.
Bedford and Fulton J. W. Dit-korson. D.
Berks John A. Conrad. A. T. C Kef--fer,
and H. H- Schwartz. D.
Bluir B. L. Uowitt. R.
Bradford B. S. Darltand T. II. Buck,
Bucks S. C. Purcell R and Samuol
Cambria Samuel Henry, R.
Potter and M'Kean Lucius Rogers, R.
Carbon and Monroe Richard S. .sta
Allegheny James Taylor, M Edwards,
John Gilrillan, D. N. White, H. K. Sam.
pie, J. W. Ballantino and Alexander Mil
Chester Joseph C. Keech and Levi
Centre P. Gray Meek, D.
Claarfield John Lawshn, L.
Clarion and Forest J. B. Itwson. D.
Clinton, Lycoming and Sullivan A. C.
Koyes and Samuel Wilson, D.
Columbia Charles B. Brock way, D.
Crawford J. H. Gray and William It.
Cumberland J.. Bombrger. R.
Dauphin and Perry -Andrew K. Black,
J. S. Schniinkey and Joseph Schuler, R.
Delaware Thomas V. Cooper, R.
Erie George W. Stair and C. P. Rog
Elk. Cameron and Jefferson A. J. Wil
Fayette Samu.-l H. Smith, D.
Greene R. A. M'Connell, D.
Huntingdon K II, Lane. K.
Indiana T. M'MulIin. R.
Juniata and Mifflin G. V. Miicle t. D.
Lancaster D. AT. Buri.hoUIer. J. C.
Gatchell and C. L Hunsieker. R.
Lawrenc A. P. Moore, R.
Lebanon--Anthony S. Ely, R.
Lehigh Adam Woolaver and Herman
Luzerne Quigley, Richard Wil
iams, Delacy, and Koons. D.
Montgomery John J. Harvey and Oli
ver G. Morris, D.
Mercer Nathan Morfonf, R.
Northampton Samuel U. Labar and C.
E Pcisort, D.
Northumberland and Monto'.ir I. R.
Newbaker, I. I)., and Dennis Bright, 11.
Pike and Wayne J. Howard Beach. TJ.
Schuylkill Wallace Guss, R.; Charles
F. Kimt and W. C. Uh!er. D.
Snyder and Union William G. Her.
Somerset W, H. Sanner, R.
Susquehanna and Wyoming Martin
Bringess and E. W. Beard.ley, R.
Tioga J. G. Mitchell, R.
Venango J. D. M'Junkin, R.
Warren W. II. Short, R.
Westmoreland John Latta and
York Lemuel Rosnd Frank J.
Last week's despatches from China
speak of a great flood in that conutry,
by 'which ten thousand square miUs