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ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MIFFLINTOWN, P.A- .
tflEee oa liridge street, ia the room formerly
occupied by Eira D. Parker. Esq.
LEX. K. McCLl'RE.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
144 SOUTH SIXTH STREET,
g . B. LOUDEN,
MIFFLINTOWN, PA., .
Offers hia services to the ciliiens of Juni
a'a county aa Auctioneer and Vendue Crier.
Charges, from two to ten dollars. Satisfac
tion warranted. nov3-m.
rATTEUSON. TENS A,
August 18, 18'.9-lf.
THOMAS A. ELDER, M. IK,
Office hours 9 A M to t P. M. Office in
Belt'ord'a bniMing, two doors above iht.W
tmel office, Bridge street. aug 18-tf
So So S522m 23. Sea
M0M0PHATIC TUYSICIAN & SCROEOS
Having permanently located ia the borough
of MifHimown, offers his professional services
to the eititens of this place and aurrounding
Office oa Main street, over Beidler'a Drug
Store. aug 18 lS69-tf
Q. W. McPHERRAB,
gtttontcii at Jiaui,
GDI SANSO.M STREET,
aug 18 18C3-ly
alESTRAL CLAIM AGENCT,
JAMES M. SELLERS,
144 8 OUT II 81XTH STREET,
Bounties, 1'enHiona, Back Pay, Horse
Claims. Slnle Claims, Sic, promptly collected.
No charge for information, nor when inouty
is not collected. ocf-7-tf
Dr. R AT Simpson
Treats all forms of disease, and may be con
sulted as follows: At bin office in Liverpool
1., every S ATI KDAV and MOXDAT ap
Hiulmem cu be made for other days. j
At Jobo 0. Lipp's residence. MitHiutown, j
Juniata Co., Pa., Sep. 2Hth, 1871, till even-1
ing Be punctunl I
fyt'all ou or address ,
DIl. K. A. SIMPSON', I
dee 7 Liverpool, Terry Co., Pa. j
BLOOMeBUR STATE NORMAL i
Literary and Commercial Institute, j
The Faculty of '.his Institution aim to b
Very thorough in their instruction, and te i
look carefully after the manners, health and
anorals of the P'udenn. j
faajr Apply 't clalorue to
hknkv4;akvsr, a. m., 1
Hept 28. 1870-m . . Principal.
lew fit Movd ;
TTVR.J. J. APPLEuAUGH has established
iU a Drug and Prescription Store in the
.above-named place, and keeps a general as
VRVGS ASD XEDICISES,
.Also all other articles usually kept iu estab
lishments of this kind.
Pur Wines and Liquors for medicinal pur
poses. Cigars, Tobacco, Stationery, Confec
tions (flrst-clasa). Notions, etc., etc.
fjfThe Doctor gives advice free
' jTm. kephkart
BARNES BROTH ER S HEBRON
WHOLEHALK DBALKK9 IN
HATS AND CAPS,
503 Market Street, Philadelphia. I
aug 18, 18ti!)-ly. I
A. G. P0STlITHWAIT. J. C. M'SAftSHTOS
A. G. POSTLETIIWAITE & CO ,
General Commission Merchants,
THE SALE OF ALL KINDS OF COUNTRY
) " PRODUCE.
No. 264 Seat Front Street,
JJEST CIGARS LN TOWN
Two for 5 cents. Also, lbs Frerhest Lager,
the Largest Oysters, the Sweetest Cider, the
Finest Domestic Winee . and, ia short, any
thing you may wish in the
EATING OR DRINKING LINE,
at the most reasonable prices. He has also
o that it will now compare favorably with
any Hall in th interior of the State.
June 1, 1870-ly
A FINE assortment pf Cloths, Cassimores,
Vest in c, &c.,j ubt received and for sale
by S. B. LOUDON.
T " "" a HO1"" l- Mrmmmm y a TTr"- " '"' I I 'l Hi I lllll I ..'II " IIMIII I i ' um ill I n. mi i j T i i ii-mim.
B. F. SCHltElEftj T'' , , y y , i ..taacoaaTtTPTioawt.apaioa-AaP TaiaaafoBcaaiaatorTBafcAwa.) i ' nflTOTf 15D PROPRIETOR.
VOLUME JXV, NO. 45 V : , , H1FFLINT0WN, JOJiiATA COUNTY, PJ2N1VA., NOVEMBER 1, 1871. : ; : tt r WHOLE NUMBER 1156.
JheGuyper" Market Car.
THE undersigned, having purchased of
8. II. Brown the renowned "Guyper"
Market Car, desires to inform his frien ls of
Mifflin, Patlerson and vicinity, and the pub
lie generally, that he will run the ear rpu
larly, leaving Mifflin Station every Monday
noon for the Kastern market, and leturning
on WEDNESDAY, loaded with
VEGETABLES OF ALL KINDS IH SEASON,
Anal Everything Vaaally Carried ia a
r Market tar.
Also, Freight Carried, at Seasonable
, Eates, Either Way. :
Orders from merchants and others solicited.
gr Prompt a'trniion to business will be
given and satisfaction guaranteed.
Orders left at Joseph PenneU'a store in
Patterson, will rece:j attention.
O. V.. WILSOX.
April 28, 1871.
Hurrah! Hurrah 1
.Exritement at the
WHY ia it that everybody (roes to WM. F.
SNYDER when tbey are in need of any kind
of Chairs 7
BECAUSE he keeps the Beet and Finest
Assortment of all kind f Chairs that was
ever offered to the eyes tf the public.
Reader, if you are in want of Chair, of
any kind, yon will do well to call ou the un
dersigned and examine hit fine stock of
Cans Seat anil Windsor Chairs,
of all dei-criptions, before ptirchaning else
where. Having lately Kt.irted in business, he
is determined to do the very best he ean as
regards durability and cheapness, and a-ar-rantm
all rork manufactHreii by Aim.
pcif Romemler the Sign of the 1JIO
lllSD CIIAIU n the pole on the
corner of Main and Cherry streets, when you
want to buy good chairs.
WM. F. SNYDER.
Miffiintown, Feb 8. 1871.
S. B. LOUDON,
WOULD repectfu!!y inform the public
that he has removed his Tailoring Es
tablishment to a room in Major Kevin's new
building, on the Parker lot. ou Bridge street,
Miffiintown, anl haa opened out a
LARGER AND FINER ASSORTMENT OF
VESTING S, .f-C..
Than ever was before boueht to this towa
which he is prepared to make to order in the
LATSS1 AND MOST IMPROVED STYLE,
And in a manner that will defy all competi
tion. He also manufactures to order, all
sort s of
On reasonable terms.
By strict attention to business, he hopes to
receive liberal eltare of public patron
age Give him a call and innpect his styles
of cutting and workmanship before going
XEWMOT it SHOE SHOP
In Kevin's New Building on
1MIDGE STREET, M IFFLINTOWN.
THE undersigned, late of the firm of Fa
rick A North, would respectfully an
nounce to the public that he has opened a
Boot and Shoe Shop in Major Nevin's New
Building, on Bridge street, MitSiMown. and
is prepared to manufacture, of the bent ma
terial, all kinds of
BOOTS, SHOES AND GAITERS,
GENTS', LADIES AND CHILDREN.
He al--o keeps on hand a large and well
selected stock of
of all kinds, tor men, women and children.
ALL WIIKK WABKAKTItlt.
Give me a call, for I feel confident that I
ean furnish you with any kind of work you
BS" Repairing done neatly and at reason
able rates. J. L. NORTH.
May 31, 1871.
The Place for Good Grape-vines
IS AT THE
!3l.uh mhv VblMH
AXD URAPE-YIXE JiCRSEKT.
itTMIE nndersigned would respectfully in
JL form the public that he has started a
; Grape-vine Nursery about one mile northeast
of .Miffiintown, where he has been testing a
large number of the different virietier of
Grapes; and having been in the business for
seven years, he is now prepared to furnish
VINES OF ALL THE LEADING
VARIETIES, AND OF THE
by the single vine, doxen, hundred or thou
sand. All persons wishing good and thrifty
vines will do well to call and see for them
selves. f9 Good and responsible Agents wanted.
Miffiintown, Juniata Co., Pa.
Eally to the Place where you can buy
your W ail jraper vneap.
THE undersigned takes this method of in
forming the public that he has just re
ceived at his residence on Third Street, Mif
fiintown, a large assortment of
of various styles, which- he offers for sale
CHEAPER thaa ean be purohased elsewhere
in the county. All persons ia need of the
aoove aruciv, uu wianing to nve nwmj, . c
invited to call and examine his stock and
hear his priees belor going elsewhere.
aoi. Large supply constantly on hand.
Miffiintown, April a, 1871-tf
" THE LORD'S PRATES.
We lay before our readers the Lord' Prayer,
beautifully paraphrased into an' acrostic, by
Thomas Sturtevant, Jr., a soldier of the 26th
V. S. Infantry, and a prisoner of war in the
province of Upper Canada :
Our Lord and onr King, who reigns enthron
ed oa high ! r: i
Father of light ! mysterious Deity ! . .
Who art the great I AM, the last, the first, '
Art righteous, holy, merciful, and just,
Jn realms ot glory, scenes where angels sing, .
1earen is the dwelling place of God our King,
JiaHotrrJ thy name which doth all names
transcend,-. , K
Be thou adored our great Almighty Friend,
Thff Glory shines beyond Creation's space,
Ntmei in the book of Justice and of Grace,
Thy kingdom towers beyond the starry skies ;
Kingdom satanie fall, but thine shall rise,
Come let thine empire, O thou Holy one,
Thy great and everlasting will be done 1
WM God make known his will, his power dis
play tie it the will of mortals to obey, . . .
Ihine ia the great and wondrous work of love.
On Calvary's cross ho died, but reigns above,
Earth bears the record in thy Holy Word,
A. heaven adore, thy name, let earth O Lotd, !
It shines transeendant in the eternal ekies, '
praised in heaven, for man the Savior dies, !
Ih songs immortal angels laud his name.
Ilracen shouts with joy, and saints bis love
Cirr us, O Lord, our food, nor cease to give ;
( a that rood on which our souls may live !
Thu be our boon to-day and dijs to come,
Day without end in our eternal home 1 -(hir
needy souls supply from day to day,
Daily assist and aid ns when we pray.
Bread though We ask, yet Lord, Ihy blessing
, , , ' , , . , .. . . ,
And make us grateful when thy gifts descend,
Forgive oat sins, which in destruction place
r, the vile children of a rebel race, . '
Out follies, faults and trespasses forgive,
rofwhieh we ne'er ean pay. or'thou receive;
At we, O Lord, our neighbor's faults o'erlook,
He beg thou a st blot out Irom thy memory I
Forgive our enemies, extend our grace
Our souls to save, e'en Adam's guilty race,
Debtor'a to thee in Gratitude and Love,
And in that duty paid by saints above.
Lead us from sin, and in tby mercy raise
Vi from the tempter and his hellish ways,
A'ot in our own, but in hia name who bled.
Into thine ear we pour our every need ;
TrmptationM fatal charms help us to shun.
Hut may we conquer through thy conquering
Pelirer us from nil which can annoy
I'l in ibis world and may our souls destroy.
From all calamities which men betide,
Eril aud death, O turn our feet aside;
For we are mortal worms and cleave to clay ;
Thine 'to to rule and mortals lo obey.
not thy mercy. Lord, forever free !
The whole creation knows no God but thee.
Kingdom and Empire in thy presence fall ;
The King eternal reigns the King of all.
rower is with tbee to Ihee be plory given.
And be thy name adored by earth and heaven,
The prabe of saints and Ingels is thine own;
Glory to thee, the everlasting One,
Forerer be thy holv name adored ;
Amen, Ilnsatina! blrssed be thee. Lord.
BRANDS FROM THE BURNING.
TIIILLI.VC STOltV OF THE NORTH-
Roused from Slumber by the Roarisg
rinmex A Terrible Ride in the Dark
the United llrunds swept ui oy me
Yesterday there arrived in this city by
the Erie railway train a number of per
sons directed from the scenes of the great
forest fires in Wisconsin and Michigan.
There were nine in the party James
V. II miter, Mrs. Sarah Hunter, George
Martin, of Flushing, L. I , Henry Por
ter, Samuel llillman, Charles Myers, of
Freehold, N. J., Margaret M'Govern,
Edward Wallace and Geoige lilackeslee,
of this city. All were suffering from hav
ing inhaled the smoke, fumes and ashes
of the fire. : Mrs. Hunter's hair (which
the says flowed to the waist) was com
pletely burned off ', one side of her face
and neck aud shoulders were fearfully
injured, three derp holes having been
made by the glowing cinders in the flesh.
Her hands also were covered with blis
ters. Mr. Hunter's face, neck and hands
were badly burned. Mr. Martin's face
was a hideous spectale. One cheek was
literally raw, aud great blotches pitted
his left arm, shoulder and back. One eye
is hopelessly ruined, and the other in
flamed to au ominous degree. All were
scarred, especially on the face, neck
hands and feet. As they all say, no
tongue can tell their agony of mind,
pain, anguish and terror, nor can lan
guage or pencil portray the dreadfal
scenes through which they have passed.,
A Terrible Story.
Mr. Hunter's story is at once graphic
and thrilling. He resided at Peshtego
with hi wife and little child seven years
of age. There honse was about three
miles from the town, just at the edge of
a strip ef forest. There had been fires
in the woods and prairies for a week pre
vious, and night after night they had
sat at the windows gazing upon the gor
geous panorama of flame, smoke and
sparkling cinders as it moved along the
horizon. Very little if any fear was en
tertained, as the coarse of the fire seem
ed away from the town. On Sunday
night they attended church in the vil
lage. Tbey and Martin, the hired man,
retired to rest early, wholly unsuspect
ing the fearful peril that was Boon to
overwhelm them. At about midnight
they were aroused by the roar and crack
ling of the flames. At first they were
almost petrified with amazement and fear.
The blazing woods seemed marching up
on them. A brisk breeze was stirring,
but the strong currents of hot air raged
to and fro with a horrid howling sound.
Ouicklv dressing, they rushed to the
yard. : The sky was- thick with smoke,
and showers of sparks were hurled hither
and thither, assaling their faces, eyes and
clothing. - From the barm came a piteons
cboruof neighs, beliowings and screams
from the terrified cattle, horses and other
animals. .. After : great difficulty . they
were released and compelled to go oat.
. The cattle at once stampeded from the
fire, but the horses trembled and seemed
paralysed, their nostrils expanding ,their
eyes dilating and i glaring, and their
months frothing. With great difficulty
and haste they were harnessed and at
tached to a long lumber Wagon, into
which a few . articles were thrown, and
the party mounted and drove off. An
eighth of a mile had been traversed at a
rapid rate when a sadden gust of wind
drove a maas of red-hot cinders upon
them filling the air with stifling smoke.
Where the sparks fell they burned into
the flesh. The little girl screamed with
fear : "Ob ! mamma, I am burning np l
ghe eried other groaned, ehook off
tue lire, ana covered inenweirea wuu
blank.eu. The air Sot a moment waa
. . . - , , . ,
black, and breathing was almost impoesi-
tie. Tlte horses staggered, backed and
reared with tnrions screams, and then,
with a plunge thai unseated those in the
wagon, madly rushed down the road at
almost lightning speed. . All contrail of
them was lost, and the party clung to
I . ' .
I e sides of the vehicles to keep in. On
tkry flew, the wheels striking fire against
I , .
! the stones, and the wagon swaying ' to
! ana fro from one side of a road to the
other- Then for a time the wind chang
ed, and the clouds of ciuders were carried
in another direction. They could see
that all the northern part of the village
was on tire, and the flames seemed mov
ing with the velocity of the clouds. All
the buildings were of wood, much of it
being pich pine, and as there had been
no rain for a long time, and the sua had
baked everything dry the fire ran along
them as though they had been a train of
gunpowder. The bluse. came like a
mountainous wave with a hum m m !
and a roar r, aud hiss ss s ! and hor
rible sounds of crashing chimneys and
timbers The villagers rushed through
the streets to the river, into which they
plunged. The horses had reached the
head of the principal street when the set.
: of flame had begun to surge through it.
To pass here was certaiu destruction,
and if the maddened animals could not
be turned down the cross-road death was
tna,.d forall.. With great effort the
- j reins were drawn aud the feat accom-
nlished, and on dashed the clumsy team,
! J -..i:.!- . .1. A A
"""' three miles more must he made
! to reach the river. Half a miles is pass-
ed and a shallow ' creek reached, into
which the horses plunge in spite of all
efforts. The three quickly saturate
their clothins and daeh water over the
Lores, who whinny, paw and neigh as
though they appreciated the situation.
Again a start is made, and the party go
alontr at hieh speed. Before the two
miles is reached, the fire has surrounded
' One part alone is untouched ; it is a
farm laue running down toward the river.
Into this they turn. Closer and closer
comes the fire. Sparks are scattered
over them, burning where they touch the
flesh. The horses are wild with pain
and fright, and bending down their necks,
tear along at frantic speed. A gate is
reached, but without pausing they dash
through it, scattering the splintered frag
ments like so many straws. Down the
hill they gallop; the river is reached,
they leap, and plunge, and horses, wagon
and people are in the chilly water, midst
lumber, logs, ashes, charred boards, and
every kind of rubbish. There were also
animals of all kinds, intermingled and
struggling for life. Here was the culmi
nation of horrors.
The team becoming exhausted with
their efforts, finally sank, and were carried
away by the undercurrent. The other
animals held on like human beings with
their, feet to the floating logs and timbers,
all the while uttering the most pitiful
moans. There wete a number of per
sons here, although most of the refugees
were further up the stream. A a Mrs.
Hunter said : " We stood iu the water np
to our necks, our little girl Minnie being
held np between ns. When we first
went in the feeling was that of grateful
refreshment. The top of the water seem
ed warm, but the bottom part was cold.
After we had been there half an hour
the wind carried great chips, and even
pieces of boards , some of them flaming
These would be whirled in the air, high
up- over our head, and hover like a
huge haws, and then swoop down upon
us. i We could duck our heads under the
water, but would get so exhauted that
we could not, and then we bad to be
burned. Poor little Minnie, so weak
thathe could not cry, would say, "Dear
papa, I am burned again. - Dear mama,
my feet are so cold, and I am tired."
Three hours and more thus passed.
Every minute we expected to die. Fi
nally the air became so hot we could not
ee. Our eyes seemed par boiled. The
agony was awful our feet like ice, and
our faces and heads in an atmosphere of
flame. At last there was a rush of the
the waters, the dam had given way, and
the flood came down upon on us, sweep
ing us off of our feet Into a mass of tim
ber, broken plank (some on fire), horses,
cattle, dogs aud human beings, all strug
gling and shrieking."
In the rush and whirl the almost Jielp
lesa Mr. and Mrs. Hunter were seperatcd.
Mrs. Hunter went down and came near
being drowned. - Minnie was lost and
drowned. By a swervins of the current
they were washed on shore and at day
light found each other. There were
many mourning and crying over the
scene of desolation. On all sides as far
as the eye could reach were smouldering
fires. The village was a long waste of
ashes ; not a vestige remained.
The very tnrf was eaten away by the
detouring flames. The dreadful agony
of those who had lost children and other
relatives, as well as the awful anguish
from burns, was beyolid description.
People, neighbors; were so scarred and
blackend as not to know each other.
Burned and drotffled bodies lay here and
there. In one place there were fourteen
these apparently having perished during
flight together Two little children lay
side by side with their hands extended
toward each other as though beseeching
help. There were other heartrending
scenes too numerous to tseution and im
possible to adequately describe. Help
came from the adjacent country, and the
sufferers were sent to their friends. liar
STORY OF A PAIR OF SLIPPERS.
It is a fortunate circumstance that of
fers not on duty wear mufti, otherwise
two gallant gentlemen would have cut
each other's throats on Monday, all in
consequence of a pink slipper. Baron
de T is a very jolly bachelor, by no
means a sworn brother of the Order of
Malta, and although not a professional
Don Juan, still with a certain reputation
for success among the ladies of the capi
tal. His intimate friend, Count de P ,
ou the contrary, has the name of being
a moit devoted husband, although his
wife's beauty is so great that there is
little merit in his constancy. Notwith
standing this great diffeience in charac
ter and taste, these two gentlemen have
long been inseparable, Madame P al
ways taking up the cudgel in behalf of
her husband's friend whenever he was
attacked too warmly in her presence, and
the Baron often remarking that he would
ranger himself as soon as he could find
some one as lovely as the Countess.
Both of these gentlemen belong to
the staff of a French Marshall, who
went to the front on Wednesday, and two
days before 1' went to T a
lodgings on busiuess connected with their
campaigning arrangements. There was
some little delay in answering his, ring,
and as he entered ' the drawing-room he
heard the rustle of a silk dress as the op
posite door was closed. Rather accus
tomed to such episodes at his friend's
rooms, P excused himself for this in
trusion, and was about withdraw, when
suddenly his glance fell upon a tiny
pink slipper lying close to the parlor
door, which had evidently been dropped
by the fair visitor in her precipitate flight
Hastily springing forward he snatched it
from the floor, and, with horror, saw
not only the name of his wife's shoe
maker, but also his owa monogram.
"Madame de P is in your room,"
he exclaimed, in a paroxism of jealous
"You are mad 1" answered T "I
give you my word and honor as a gent
leman, that she has never crossed my
threshold ; had she been here, most cer
tainly you would not have been permit
ted to enter." The Count, however,
would not be couviuccd, and with the
accusing slipper in his hand insisted up
on being confronted with the lady who
was in the inner room. Of course, the
Baron said he would die before he per
mitted this, and finally his visitor left the
house, swearing that "blood alone could
wash out the outrage," ect,, etc.
Jumping into his carriage, Monsieur
de P drove home rapidly, and burst
like a mad bull into his wife's boudoir,
where the lady was making up some lint
for the patriotic association.
"Where have you been ?" he shouted
as he came in.
"I think you had , better answer that
question," she replied very quietly. :I
have not left the house to day, while you
rush in here like a lunatic."
And then after a moment's silence
"But what are you doing with my slip
per ? Give it to me at once." You are
crumpling it up, so that I shall not be
able to wear it."
' Do you confess that it is yours, mad
ame?" "Most certainly, and I wish you would
not twist it about so horribly."
"Very well, Madam; I found it at
"My lover's! Decidedly, moss cm,
you are ilL Shall I send for the doctor 1"
"I do not joke, Madame; I found it at
Monsieur de T 's, where doubtedless
its fellow is at present." The Countess
rang the bell, and bade her maid bring in
her pair of pink satin Fenelons. A mo
ment afterward tLrue shoes were in the
hands of the atonished Count.
'.'But whose is the third one ?" he said;
'it is yonr shoemaker's name, and even
your monogram and coronet "
Madame de P- thought for an in
stant, aud then laughed out hcartly, as
she answered :
"I have it. I seut back a pair last
week because they were too large. You
deserve, you jealous ' wretch, that they
should fit me. . Monsieur Jacob evident
ly has a customer who is less of a Cin
derella than I am. Look for yourself;
they at least a size too long."
Confused and repentant, the Count fell
at the feet he had so unjustly calumniat
ed, and in a few moments returned to ex
plain and apologize, to his friend the
Baron. ' "But my dear friend,' he said,
"beg yonr lady visitor to change her
The Sheeting of Xartin Oberdorf, ef North
.1 berlaM Cenaty.
On the night of the 5th inst., Martin
Oberdorf, a highly respectable resident of
Upper Augusta township, Northumber
land county, was shot and killed near the
residence of Isaac Campbell, by a young
man named Perry Haas. The circum
stances of the homicide are related as
Mr. Oberdorf, a neighbor of Mr. Camp
bell, called at the house of the latter on
the evening of the occurrence,- and re
mained there till nearly nine o'clock. He
had a gun with him, it being bis inten
tion to engage in coon hunting during the
night, aud evidently left Mr. Campbell's
for that purpose. The latter gentleman
had been in Sunbury during the day. re
turning during the eveniug, and the fam
ily retired after Mr. Oberdorf had left
About 11 o'clock Mr. Campbell was
awakened by the report of a gun outside
of the house, Mrs. Campbell being also
awakened by the same. Immediately
upon his awakening he heard groans and
suppressed cries of distress coming from
some one outside. He immediately went
to the window, hoisted it and called, ask
ing what was the matter. No reply was
made. He called repeatedly, and as
there was no reply and no further sound,
he closed the window, and at this time
he heard the door open below, and some
one came up stairs. Upon asking who
it was, he discovered that it was Perry
Haa", hia hired mm, who he thought had
retired with the rest of the family. Upon
demanding what be had been doing, Haas
replied that some person Lad been sneak
ing around the wagon house and he had
fired the gun tit scare him away. Mr.
Campbell reproved him for shooting, tell
ing him that he had heard groans, that
some one must have been shot. Haas
replied that he had shot low, and that he
had seen the person run away. Upon
Mr. Campbell's suggestion to strike a
light and go down and see what had been
done, Haas objected, insisting tbat he
should put out the light, as the persons
outside might shoot into the house. Mr.
Campbell, not at all satisfied with the
look of things, then retired to his bed
but remained awake all night. It seems
that Haas, instead of goiug to his room.
went to the garret, where be remained
during the balance of the night
Mr. Campbell arose early in the morn
ing, and In company with a man named
Knocker, who was engaged in carpenter
work for Mr. C, and was staying tempo
rarily with him, went toward the wagon
house, which was about fifty yards from
the house. As they approached it they
observed the legs of a man lying on the
ground. Ilaas joined them at this time.
Upon coming up to the body they dis
covered it to be Martin Oberdorf, lying
dead on his back. . He fed been shot
from behind, iu the right side, the ball
coming out in front, tearing out a portion
of his bowls and liver. The body was
fonnd lying about thirty feet from the
wagon honse, and the victim had evi
dently moved some distance after he was
shot, as marks of blood were fonnd upon
the ground. From the character of the
wound death must have ensued in a short
time. An inquest waj held on the body
the same day by Esquire Wolvertou, of
the borough of Snydertown, and Haas
was committed to jail in Sunbury for
UojW Mr Oberdorf, who had left Mr.
Cambell's residence a few minutes befote
9 o'clock, got back lo the wagon -bouse
and was shot by Haas, at-1 1 o'clock, re
mains a mystery. It is supposed tbat
while hunting in the neighboring woods
or cornnelds be succeeded in treeing a
eoou or running it into a bole, and came
back to Mr Campbell s for an axe or
grubbing-hoe, or for assistance, as his
gun was found leaning against a fence
about a hundred yards from Mr. Camp
bell's residence. No one can for a mo
ment suppose that he came back for
any bad purpose, as he was a man of ex
cellent character. How Haas happened
to meet and shoot him is as yet un
known. The deceased 'was over fifty
years of age. was the son of the vener
able Peter Oberdorf, of Upper Augusta,
and leaves a wife and family of children.
The sad occurrence haa cast a gloom
over the neighborhood iu which he lives.
RATES OF ADVERTISING- - .
in wavertiaiag far lese the three mantis
for oaf , aqaara ef suae line et k4 will V
charged one insertion, 76 cents, thro tl.M,
aad 60 cents for each subsequent inaerttsa.-
Administrator') Kx ecu let's aad Auditor's
Notices. $2.00. Profeaaianal aad Baaiaeea
Cards, swt aeeodiag oa square, aad inela
ding copy ef paper, $8,00 per year. Neeieee
ia reading oolumaa. ten seats par liae.- Mar
ehantaadvertitiag by they sat at special rata s.
,' lead' inumtki. ' 1 far.
Oneaqmare. S.6A - $ 6.00 8.00
Two Mjoarea ... 6,00 - 8,00 - 11.00
Three square. 8,00 10.00 15,00
One-fourth corn. 10.00 . 17,00 25,00
Half column 18.00 25.C0 46.00
One eeramn...... 30.00 ' 45.00 " 80.00
Kansas cattle are dying witS Spanish
The negroes tare 4 majority In twenty-three
counties in Alabama.
About 18,000 men are engaged clear
ing away the rains in Chicago.
Some of the fSoei trusty lighthouse
keepers on the Atlantic coast are women.
tt takes two hundred tons of coal to
beat our Capital building, at Harrisburg.
one whiter. '
Tli 6 cattle disease is prevailing in
many counties at North Carolina. Large
numbers of" ea'ttle have died.
Why cannot two slender person's ever
become great friends f Because they will
always be slight acquaintances.
When a' Crarried man entertains an af
fectiort for another man's wife, 6 is love
does not come whhiu the meaning 6f a
A Frankfort sporting man now owns
the ex-Emperor Napoleon's formerly fa
vorite horse "MaTek." The animal is
dark bay and atf Arabian.
A three pound erl got into the pipe
at Colt's armory; Hardfurd, Conn , last
week and clogged them SO that the fires
had to be drawn and work stopped.
A man named Tolman was aires tet in
Oil City, on Wednesday,- charged with
"shoving the queer," aud, in default of
$1,000 bail, was eommi',edto the Frank lin
To of the men arrested for Kuktux
ism hi Spartanburg, South Carolina, are
said to be respectively eighty-ono and
seventy years of age. So old in tres
passes and sins and don't know better.
A Curwensville, Lycoming county, far
mer raised this year 437. bushels of corn
oil three and a half acres of laed. ma
king an average' of 136 bushels of corn
to' the acre.
A young man iu Connecticut, having
the late railroad disasters in his mind, haa
broken bis engagement with a young
lady, becaotte she wears a train and is
negligent about her switch.
Before hanging a man in Louisiana,
tbey let from fitteeu to fogy reporters
for the newspapers interview him for
three weeks. The poor fellow is then
not only willing but anxious to be bung.
Somebody has made the discovery
that grape leaves make a yeast, in some
respects superior to hups, as the bread
rises sooner, and has not the peculiar
taste which many object to in that made
A cowardly editor, who, like a great
many of his class among ns, dare not
speak out plainly what he means, bits
the Mormon women a covert blow by
enying that hair restoratives are very pop
ular among the Mormon elders.
One of our prominent grocers has a
sagacious dog who never sees half a bar
rel of flour weighed out on the scales
but he goes and pats one foot on the plat
form, carelessly looking out of the door
to avoid excitiug suspicion -Lured Co
rier. A witty clergyman, accosted by an
old acquaintance by tbe name of Cobb.
j replied : "I don't know you sir." "My
I name ia Cobb," rejoined tbe man, who
I waa abont half seas over. "Ah I sir,'
said the minister, "you have so much
corn on you that I did not see the cob."
A drawing master, worrying his pupil
with con temp tons remarks npon his lack
of ability, ending by asking : ''Now, sir,
if you were going to draw me, what part
of me would you commence first V The
boy, with a meaning look into his mas
ter's face, answered very quietly : "Your
Two houses and a barn filled with
grain were burned Thursday night near
St. Mary's, Ohio, from fires which broke
out among the grass and drift wood.
Fanners in the vicinity have ploughed
trendies around their houses and barns
to save them. At lat accounts the wind
had subsided and it was thought the fire
would be controlled without further dam
age. It la reported that Horace Greeley has
got into a muss with a Texas editor. It
appears that in an agricultural essay on
tobacco, Mr. Oreely asserts tbat fine-cut
will not ripen well unless the tin foil ia
stripped from the growing buds early in
the spring, aud tbat plug tobacco ought
to be knocked off the trees with clubs
instead of being picked by hand. This,
the Texas editor says was nonsense.
Now here is one of tbe most perfect of
rascals a scamp worthy of a whole para
graph by himself. William Sumner
Piatt, of New Jersey, went, according to
agreement, to Boston to marry Miss UilL
While in the lady's room he managed to
steal a J 100 note from her trunk ; he left
the house with hia booty ; its loss was
discovered. Miss Hill, most defrauded of
maidens, had the thievish wooer arrested;
now to clap the climax of sweet Wil
liam's inquity, it is found ont that he has
one wife and a child already in Conn ,
and another wife and child in Newark, to
which city, be fled aad from which place
he has been brought by an officer to Boston.