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EDITOR JLSD PK0FIETOR.
VOLUME XXVI, NO. 1.
MIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNT!, PENN'A., JANUARY 3, 1872.
WHOLE NUMBER 1295.
JOUIS E. ATKINSON,
Attorney at l-nv,
fEjT".ColUcting and Conveyancing promptly
Office, second story of Court House, above
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office on Bridge street, in the room formerly
occupied by Etra D. Parker, Esq.
g B. LOUDEN,-
Offers hi services lo the eitiiens of Juni
ata county as Auctioneer and Vendue Crier.
Charges, from two to ten dollars. Satisfac
tion warranted. nov3-0m.
DR. I C. RUNDIO,
August 18, 1869-tf. .
THOMAS A. ELDER, M. 1).,
Office hours 9 A. M. to S P. M. Office in
Itolford'a building, two doors above the Stn
iitul office. Bridge street. aug 18-tf
HOM-EOrHATIC PHYSICIAN k SURGEON
(laving permanently located in the borough
of Mifflintown. offers his professional services
o the citiseua of this place and surrounding
Office on Main street, over Beidler's Drug
Flore. ang 18 1S6H-If
LEX. al. McCLCKE.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
144 BOl'TH SIXTH STREET,
Q. W. McPHERRAN,
gMtornea at $a,!nrra! Hurrah I
001 SANSOM STREET,
nug 18 !i -."-ly
QF.STRAL U.A1M AGENCV,
JAMES M. S E L L E R S ,
HI.SOl'TII SIXTH STREET.
1. Bounties, Pensions, Back Pay, Horse
Claims, Stnte Claims, Sc., promptly collected.
No charge for information, nor when money
is not collected. oct'JT-tf
Dr. B. A. Simpson
Treats all forms of disease, and may be con
ealted as follow: t his office in Liverpool
l a., every SATURDAY and MON'DAV ap
pointment can be dc for other days.
MTCall on or address
l.R. It. A. SIMPSON.
dee" Liverpool, Perry Co., Pa.
Msw Br um St or e
DR. J. J. Arrt.EBAUGH has established
a Drug and Prescription Store in the
above-named place, and keeps a general as
DRUGS AXD MEDICISES,
Also all other articles usually kept in estab
lishments of this kiud.
Pure Wines and Liquors for medicinal pur
poses. Cigars, Tobacco, Stationery, Confec
tions (first-elass). Notions, etc., e'C
JfajrTbe Doctor gives advice free
1 87l7 T'HILADELPUIA. 1 87 1.
HOWELL & 130URKE,
Taper Hangings & Window Shades,
WHOLESALE AND BETA 1L SALESROOMS,
Corner of Fourth and Market Streets,
Factory Cor. Twenty-third anl Sansom Sts.
Oct. 4-3 m
.A. G. PoSTLETIlWAlTE. J. C. M'NaCUHTOE
A. Q. POSTLKT II W A ITE & CO ,
General Commission Merchants.
'THE SALE OF ALL KIXDS OF COUNTRY
No. 264 South Front Street,
JTm 7 K E iTl E A R T
- BARNES BROTHERS HERRON
WHOLESALE DEALERS IS -'
HATS AND CAPS,
503 Market Street, Philadelphia.
aug 1, 18ti9-ly.
"JEST CIGARS IX TOWN
Two for 5 cents. Also, the Freehest Lager,
the Largest Oysters, ho 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. lie has also
to that it will now compare favorably with
any Hall in the interior of the State.
June 1, 1870-ly
Handbills for public sales printed on
short notice at the Sentinel Oiice.
S. B. LOUDON, .
WOULD respeetfu'.ly inform the pnhlie
that he has removed bis Tailoring Es
tablishment to a room in Major Kevin's new
building, on the Parker lot, on Bridge street,
MifHintown, anl has opened out a
I.AIK1ER ANU FINER . ASSORTMENT Or
Than ever was before briught to this town
which he is prepared to make to order in the
LATES1 AND MOST JffRO VED STYLE,
And in a manner that will defy all competi
tion. Ho 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
New Store and New Goods.
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, &C.
Main Street, Mifflintown.
HAVING opened out a GROCERT AND
PROVISION STORE in the old stand
on Main Btreet, Mifflintown, I would respect
fully ask the attention of the public to the
following articles, which I will keep on hand
at all times :
SUGAR, COFFEE, TEA, -MOLASSES,
DRIED AND CANNED FRUIT.
HAM, SHOULDER, DRIED BEEF,.
Confectioneries, Nuts, &c.,
Tloui-, Fcotl, &e.
All of which will be sold cheap for Cash or
Country Produce. Give me a call and hear
Mifflintown, May 2, 1S71
J, V. KIRK.
Exriteuienl at the Mifflin
Chair W orks !
WHY is it that everybody goes to WM. F.
SNYDKR fhen tbey are iu need of any kind
of Cbairs !
VF.CAUSE he keeps the Best and Finest
Assortment of all kinds of Chairs that was
ever offered to the eyes of the public.
Header, if you are in want of Cbairs of
-ny kind, you will do well to call on the un
ersigned and examine his fine stock of
Cane Seat and Windsor Chairs,
of all descriptions, before purchasing else
where. Having lately started in business, he
is determined to do the very best be can as
regards durability and cheapness, and war
rant! all work mannfarlnreii bp Mm.
Remember the Sign of the 1UG
ItI CIIAIIt on the pole on the
corner of Main and Ctierry streets, when you
want to buy good chairs.
WM. F. SNYDER.
Mifflintown, Feb 8, 1871.
The Place for Good Grape-vines
13 AT THE
Juniata Uallcn Diiunarbs,
AND URAPE-TIXE NURSERY.
rTMIE undersigned would respectfully in
X form the public that he has started a
Grape-vine Nursery about one mile northeast
of MifHintown, where be has been testing a
large number of the different varieties of
Grapes ; and having been in the business for
eeven 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. $ST" Good and responsible Agents wanted.
Mifflintown, Juniata Co., Pa.
The "Guypcr' Market Car.
THE undersigned, having purchased of
8. II. Brown the renowned "Guypcr"
Market Car, desires to inform his frienls of
Mifflin, Pauerson and vicinity, and the pub
lic generally, that he will run the ear regu
larly, leaving Mifflin Station every Monday
noon for the Eastern markets, and returning
on WEDNESDAY, loaded with
VEGETABLES OF ALL KINDS IN SEASON,
And Everything Usually Carried ia m
Also, Freight Carried, at Seasonable
Eates, Zither Way.
Orders from merchants and others solicited.
tT Prompt attention to business will be
given and satisfaction guaranteed.
Orders left at Joseph Pennell's store in
Patterson, will receive attention.
O. W. WILSON.
April 28, 1871.
BLOOMSBURO STATE NORMAL
Literary and Commercial Institute.
The Faculty of this Institution aim to be
very thorough in their instruction, and to
look carefully after the manners, health and
morals of the students.
t&T" Apply for catalogues to
HENRY CARVER, A. M.,
Sept 28, I870-6m Principal.
ATARTIN t WALTERS always keep np
iVl their btock of GROCERIES and will not
be excelled either in the quality or price of
their goods in this line, uive then a call
before going elsewhere.
A Ckamiag Story.
The cry of fire was heard throughout
the little Tillage of Y , which i
about seventy miles from Winchester
' It was miduiglit when the villagers
were startled ly that cry, and by the
ringing of the bell.
A bioad flash of light was seen. Many
people rushed to their windows, to see
the house of William Graham, a young
lawyer, in flames.
The lawyer had an old, nearly bed
ridden mother, whom he supported by
hard toil. Therefore everybody was
anxious to get to the burning house to
see if the old lady was safe.
As she had been known to be a very
kind old lady, people took more than
unusual interest in the matter.
Even old women, who could but just
totter along, were soon assembled near
the scene of conflagration.
There was now a report that William
Graham, who had not been" seen since
the fire, was absent this night, and con
sequently that his old mother was alone
in the burning building.
There was an exciting buzz of voices.
The fire had, unfortunately, not been
discovered nntil the whole building was
wrapped in flames, so that there was no
way of entering the house.
Many persons called upon the old lady,
hoping to see her make her appearance
at some one of the windows.
A man had gone for a long ladder,
and was even now on his way back
Meanwhile there were the flames roar
ing and crackling mounting higher and
higher every moment, the red, horrid tor
rent now streaming over the upper wind
ows. Suddenly a feeble moan was heard
There sure enough, was the old lady
at one of the windows, her withered
bauds uplifted, her sad voice heard moan
ing above the roaring of the sea of fire.
'"Heaven Lelp her !" cried one woman.
Men men, why do you stand ? Why
don't you go up and help that poor
The bidder had been brought, but
most uf the men shrunk back, afraid to
Two or three, however, went up a lit
tle ways, but soon retained, driven back
by the flames.
"Great Heaven she must perish,"
In fact it seemed as if such would be
"Open the window and jump out, we
will catch you !" exclaimed one sapient
below, who had dragged a feather bed to
He had forgotten that the poor woman
was a cripple, and could not. to save her
life, have even opened that window-sash.
Soon along came a pretty young wo
man, whom everybody recognized as
Ruth Howell, to whom William Graham
had once paid attention, but whom be
had snbseqnent!y left for a dark-eyed
belle a gay, giddy creature with more
beanty than good sense.
The dark-eyed belle, Mary Brown,
was there, on this night, among the rest,
watching the fire.
"If I was a man," said she, "I would
try to rescue that old woman even if I
didn't succeed. She has only a few
years to live it's true, but then she might
as well be saved."
Meanwhile Ruth Ilowell having ar
rived at the foot of the ladder, looking
up at the old woman.
II er gentle face beamed : with the ut
most pity and concern.
"Men," she said, pale yet firm, "can
you get me a rope ? I will save this poor
"No no!'' exclaimed the men, simul
"It is madness to attempt it," said one.
"Otherwise we would go "
Still Rath would not be moved from
her purpose. She had gone little into
company since William Graham's deser
tion of her, and many eyes were now
turned curiously tipon her pale, worn
Hard hearted people had said she was a
good for nothing milk and water creature,
for taking William's desertion so mnch
at heart that she had no spunk, &c..
Sec , but now - Ruth showed that there
was a true woman's nature, infired with
strength and determination at the time
when it was necessary to help a fellow
She looked np once more at Mrs.
Graham's face; theu rolling a blanket
around her person, up she went.mounting
the ladder, with fleet footsteps, heedless
of the flames that careered around her.
Soon she was directly under the
scorching blaze, when she opened the
window and helping Mrs. Graham out,
was assured by a man (her brother), who
now had mounted the ladder.
The young man took the old woman
in his arms, and with her reached the
foot of the ladder, as scorched and black
ened as a piece of burnt wood.
Meanwhile his sister, stil! enveloped in
her blanket, descended through the fiery
torrent, and fell, half fainting, into her
brother's arms. ' : J''
The poor girl's hair was almost bnrned
from her ' head, her face was badly
scorched; she suffered much pain from
the injuries she had sustained.
"Shame on yon, men !" said a woman
as Mrs. Graham was led away between
sister and brother, "for fearing to try
what a lady was not afraid to do !"
"She was badly hurt by it," said one
man, "I have an old mother myself,
whom I'm obliged to support, and, there
fore, could not afford to run the risk."
"I guess she had a motive;' laughed
Mary Brown, the village belle.' "She
wanted to get William back."
She said this to a companion, but
many ears open on that night caught the
words, which were soon passing trom
mouth to mouth.
Next morning there was a ring at the
door bell of Rnth Howell's humble home.
The door was opened by the young
gtrl.s mother to admit William Graham.
He was taken to the room in which
was Mrs. Graham, sitting in a rocking
chair by a comfortable fire. '
She rose and clasped her son in her
poor withered arms.
"O, William, onr home is destroyed,
bnt, thank Heaven, we have money
enongh to build another !' That angel,
Ruth Howell, saved my life."
"I have heard of it, answered Wil
liam, his eye glowing. "Where is she,
that I may thank her 1"
' Mrs. Howell soon had her daughter in
0, Ruth, Heaven bless you," he ex-!
claimed, ''for saving my dear mother
And yon suffered badly in doing so, my
poor girl. I do not deserve such kind'
"I would have done it for an y person,"
answered Ruth, pointedly, "in your
"Rnth may I come and see you, as Of
old V he said, drawing her into a corner.
"No," she answered, firmly. "You
feel grateful that is why yon speak
thns. I required I wanted I expected
no reward for what I have done."
"Ruth, it is not gratitude. From the
hour that you saved my mother, I felt
that I loved you.''
She shook her head slowly, looking
bim steadily and earnestly in the eyes.
"What do you say, Ruth ?"
"No," she answered, steadily ; "you
mdet not come. I wotild not have it so.'
"Do you mean this earnestly and
. "Yes ; for not only do I think you
mistake your own feelings, but I also
know that it would be said I performed
the act I did td win. back William Gra
ham." She turned proudly upon her heel with
a quiet "Good day sir !" and swept out
of the room.
William Graham built his new house,
and Mary Brown vainly waited for him
to ask her to become his wife.
He surprised her one evening by tell
ing her he intended to live a bachelor
all the rest of his days.
As to Ruth Howell sue remained firm
would never wed with the man who
bad left her for another, and whose
mother she had rescued.
Finally William Graham died. Ruth
Howell planted some flowers over his
grave, and ever after wore black. She
carried his little minatUftf, with which
she had never parted, next to her heart,
and often kissed it and wept over it
when alone. In a few years she, too,
"William Graham and I will be united
iu the other world," were her last words
to her mother. ... ;
An I.ncidkxt or the Chicago Fibr.
The following is related as a veritable
fact of the Chicago fire : In the confusion
of the removal of furniture from a state
ly mansion on the night of the fire, a
marble statue of a veiled female figure
was lifted from its pedestal and laid on
its back in the hall. Two men entered,
and seeing what they supposed was a
dead body covered with thin drapery,
lifted it tenderly, bore it to a place of
safety and watched it nntil daylight
Wnen they found the money value of
the form they had so faithfully guarded,
they claimed extravagant recompense,
which the delighted owner was glad to
allow. One of the men quietly said
that they knew it was very cold, bat
were too scared to notice how very
heavy it was. :
Somb newspaper patrons imagine that
printers live on "air puddiug," judging
from their tardiness in paying np old
An Indiana man was serenely playing
billiards when his wife spied bim through
a window and interrupted his game with
a well directed brickbat.
An Indian butcher claims the "cham
pionship," and says he can kill and dress
an ox id seven minutes. .
A Swiss mechanic baa invented a self
TEMPERANCE IN OHIO.
They have no prohibitory laws in
Ohio, and we believe have never tried
any. But they have statutes to promote
temperance by discouraging intemperance.
We see the Chicago Tribune speaks of
the new license law of the Buckeye
State as working exceedingly well. It
is using up scores of "doggeries,"" and
making the business of alcoholic poison
ing both disagreeable and unprofitable.
The rum sellers all through the State are
voluntarily shutting np their shops and
going into more respectable and useful
business. We condense the leading
points of the Ohio liquor statutes from
the Chicago Tribune:
The law prohibits the sale of intoxicat
ing liquors to minors, and makes it the du
ty of grand juries to find indictments for
this offense. The real backbone of the
law is said to be the prohibition of the
sale of intoxicating drinks to habitual
drunkards, making those who sell liquors
and those who rent tenements for this
purpose, responsible for all loss and dam
age to their victims and to those associ
ated with or dependent on him. It de
clares that "every husbaud, wiie, child,
parent, guardian, employer, or any other
person, who shall be injured in person,
property, or means of support by any
intoxicated person, or in consequence of
such intoxication, habitual or otherwise,
shall have a right of action against both
the person who sold the liquor, and the
laudlord who owns the premises on
which the sale was made."
Both exemplary and actual damages
may be recovered. All suits for dam
ages not exceeding two hundred dollars
may be brought before any justice of the
peace. To recover larger amounts the
suits must come before the Circuit
Courts. All fines and judgments are
not only valid against the vender of al
cohol, in any of its forms, but are liens
npon the premises, which may be sold to
pay the fiue or judgment, in caee of default
on the part of the dealer or proprietor.
This law has been in force about ten
months, and we are told that it has
worked wonders in shutting np grog
shops and reforming the inebriates. It
gives the women a chance at the rum sel
lers, and wives and mothers look right
sharp after their husbands and sons.
The workings of the law are ei.nplo,
prompt aud effective, and the law appears
to be perfectly in harmony with public
sentiment. There is no trouble in get
ting juries to return verdicts iu favor of
the prosecutor, and the damages as
sessed range all the way from a few dol
lars up to thousands. Widows who have
lost their husbauds by intoxication al
ways get heavy damages.
At first, the rumsellers stoutly opposed
the execution of the law. But they
very soon found that resistance was use
less, as both the law and popular senti
ment were against them. The result
has been, as we see it stated, that a
large proportion of the grogeries have
been shut up. Recently, iu one large
village iu central Ohio, fifteen dispensers
of liquid fire, are said to have shut up
shops in one day, and iu many localities
liquor selling has been stopped altogether.
Landlords arc- getting careful about rent
ing premises to rumsellers ; and the la
dies all stand np enthusiastically and
stoutly in favor of the statute and their
rights secured by it. How would some
thing of the kind work in our own State ?
A gentleman employed a mason lo do
some work for him, and among other
things to "thin-whiteu" the walls of one
of his chambers. This thin-whitening
is almost colorless until dried. The gen
tleman was much surprised on the morn
ing after the chamber was finished to
find on the drawer, white lingerers.
Opening the drawer, he found the same
on the articles in it, and also on a pocket
book. An examination reveled the
same marks on the contents of a bag.
This proved clearly that the mason,
with his wet hands, had opened the
drawer, and searched the bag, which con
tained no money, and had then closed
the drawer without once thinking that
any one would ever know it.
The "thin-whitening" which happened
to be on bis hands did not show at first,
and he probably bad no idea that twelve
hours' drying would reveal his wicked
neee. Children beware of evil thoughts
and deeds ; they all leave their finger
marks, which will one day be revealed.
If you disobey your parents, or tell a
falsehood, or take what ia not your cwn,
yon make sad stains on your character.
And so it is with all sin. It defileth the
soul. . It betrays those who engage in it
by tho marks it makes on them. These
marks may be almost, if not quite, in
visible at first But even if tbey should
not be seen during any of your days On
earth (which is not at all likely), yet
there is a day coming in which every
sin Will be made manifest.
A'nrisehievous Pennsylvanianess dress
ed herself np as a mad and courted the
servant girl several weeks before the de
ception was discovered.
A CHILD'S FAITH.
Nellie Parsons went to school in the
country. It was about a miie from her
home." It was too far far her to walk in
the winter. Her father always sent heT
to school in the morning in a carriage ff
a sleigh, and brought her home at night
in the same way.
One afternoon he stopped at the school
house, and calling Nellie out, said, "I
am going np the road several miles, and
may not return till after school is out.
Bnt wait for me till I come I will be here
When the school was out, the chil dren
wrapped themselves in their cloaks and
overcoats and shawls, and set out for
"Are you not going ?" asked one of
the last that left the school room, as she
saw Nellie take her seat by the stove.
"Father told me to wait for him," said
" Are yon not afraid to stay here
What is there to be afraid of ? It is
nice and warm here,"
"I should be afraid to stay here alone,"
said the girl. "It will be dark pretty
"Father said he would be here brore
"What will yon do if be don't come ?
"Father will come for me ; he said he
Nellie was left' alone. Time seemed
to move very slowly ; yet the sun went
down, and it began to be gloomy. She
went to the door and began to look for
her father. lie was not iu sight, al
though from the door of the school bou?e
yon could see nearly a mile along the
read. Presently a man came along with
a yoke of oxen and sled. He was a
neighbor of theirs. "What are doing
here V he asked Nellie, when he saw
her standing in the door.
"I am waiting for father," was her
It will soon be dark," he said "you
had better go on my sled and go as far as
my house. It would not be pleasant for
yon to stay here all night.'
"Father will be sure to come for me,"
said Nellie ; "he told roe to wait for him
till he comes."
It was nearly dark, but not quite, when
her father drove np to the door. He had
driven so fast to get there that his horses
was all covored with perspiration. He had
been detained longer than be expected,
and he had left his business unfinished,
in order to keep his promise and get
back to his dear child before dark.
"Were you afraid I would not come,
Nellie V he asked as he wrapped her
up in the nice warm bnffilo robe.
' No, sir," was the answer of the lov
ing child ; "you said you would come,
and I 'knew I could trust you,"'
How beautiful this is ! If we could
have the same trust in our Heavenly
Father that Nellie Parsons had in her
earthly father, how happy we should be !
And yet Nellie's father had not done one
hundredth part as much for her, as our
Father in Heaven had done for ns. lie
is the God "who telleth the numbers of
the stars, and calleth them all by their
names ;" and we should trust, with our
whole hearts, every word that he has
EZEKIEL PERKIS. HAtT
The following story is told of a genial
and festive lawyer, of the olden time, by
name Ezekiel Perkins a well-to do bach
elor, who was always made welcome at
social gatherings, and was very popular
His weakness was to great a fondness for
good wine. Now, Mr. Perkins bad a few
peculiarities; among tbem, he had an
enormous head, his bats always having to
be made for bim. Than having got one to
fit bib immense cranium, be took the very
useless precaution of putting a lable in the
crown thereof, reading, " Ezekiel Perkins.
Counselor and Attorney -at-law, Hartford,
Ilia peculiar social failing was, that at
all stag dinner parties (and to them he
cottoned the most) he got he got well,
there is no use shirking it, he got rather
intoxicated early in the evening. He, how
ever, had the faculty of knowing when he
bad got as much as he could comfortably
carry, and knowing this to lake his leave.
One evening, Mr. Perkins wended his
way to one of the best mansions of Hart
ford. He was in full diuner dress blue
coat, with gilt buttons, white vest, with
black coctidnatioQS, aud spotless linen.
Lightly he stepped along, his hat a little
to oue side, swinging his cane, aud bum
ming an air as he went. He was in high
spirits, in View of spending an unusually
pleasant evening enjoying the affair in
anticipation; and bow often does if ex
ceed the reality! Having arrived, and de
posited his hat among a number of others
on the table, he in due course sat down
Now, a joker, knowing his head and the
propensity to indulge too freely at these
meets, determined to have a bit of fun at
his expence. So, during the time which
occurred before dinner was announced, he
managed to take the lable out of Mr. Pet
kin's hat, and affix it in the crown of the
smallest bat on the table. ne then re
tired' and awaited even's. The dinner
was, so Mr. Perkins expected, a prime af
fair; so thaU what with song jeat,.wiV
and wine, he found himself, at the end of .
a capital etory by his host, a down to his
bearings as a sailor would say." Rising
from his chair, carefufy steadying him--self
by the back, he nodded good-by to
the host (he could do no more,, and
expitiating on th good time he had had,
and the excellence of that last juke, he
got out of the room with a slight larch,
only, and proceeded to get his hat-
" Ton me soul I" he said, as he craned
and mooned over the table, looking for
bis bat u 'pon me soul, that the bes'
joke I ever heard." His utterance w
rather thick. " Yes, an the bes dinner
I was ever at " Here he gave a lurch,
bnt was studied by the waiter in atten
dance in tbs h.tJl. At last, after swaying
about for some time, he detected his lable,
and, pouncing npon the hat containing rt
read alond, " Zekcal Perkins,, eonnslit
un hic-cup 'tuney-a-law, Hartford
Conetlcut. That's my hat."
Str'ghteni!g himself, he endeavored
to put on the article in bis usuaf jaurrfjr
style. It wouldu't do. He bent ttf it,
tried both bands' held it to his head, fairly
trying to force his head in, swaying; roefc
iug, Btaggering tbc while; but it wonldeA't
do. He Was hot and stupefied. lie
couldn't understand it. Turning to tho
waiter, whose gravity had nearly given
way at the gyrations, he said With great
politeness, ' Will you 'blige me by readiir .
what's in that hatl '
" Cerlatnly, sir, , Ezekiel Perkins, Coun
selor and Attoraey-at-law, Hartford'
" I knew it! I knew it! "That's it
that's my hat !" And immediately began
the same performance, but with more en
ergy. After some moments ef staggering,
pressing, and pulling", until he was, once
more af fever-heat, he again d Jresstl ttt a'
servant, and with a still more mystefied
air than before, but e determination, as it
were, to tno the worst1
" I beg pardon, bnt will yon be plcasesl
to tell me who I am ?'
" Certainly, sir. I know yon perfectly
well You tfre Mr. Eifekfel Perkins, coun
selor and attorney -at law here in Hart
ford." I knew it ' I knew it ! That's right;
that's me, and that's my hat ; but my
head's most unmercifully swelled !"
The Cojy Hook.
tE'niivrn SEW YORK.
Bear hunting is not always the pleas-
j antes! khid of amusement. So thrrrks Mr .
! Hamilton, of Jihwouri. This gentlVman
sbowMered his rifle one morning and
went into the timber about a niife off, to
shoot sqnirrels. At night he ha'l not re
turned, nor did he make hig appearance
during (he following night. As squir
rels are not apt to devour a man, several
neighbors the ' rtt morning" went in
search of him Abont 3 o'clock ru the
afternwu they foirnd htm up a tree thirty"
fuet from the ground, and unable to ex
tricate bimselt. He said that abont 3
! o'clock the previous day he Came Sfeross a
large black bear and shot at bim but
missed him, when the bear mace for him
wiCball hiamight. He ran rind finding the
bear gaiuing on him he ftfew away fci
rifle and etimbcu up a sycamore tree,
with the' bear following right at his heels.
The top of this tree ! been broken off,
and was hollow, in which hole he thrust
one of his legs to keep Liradelf from fall
ing, but he soon found that his lrg wa.-i
fast when he tried to extricate himself,
and he cotild no, dw it !t. The bear
in the meantime Lad torn t!ie boot of7 on
the outside and was gnawing iiitH eating
the flesh from t?m foot and ankle. Mr.
HwniftorX took his poctcet-knife out and
cnt at his eye, but with mie eweep of
his paw the bear s'lrfrck tu'e knife from
' his hand, a part of two of hrs fingers
He could not see no help; and jive np
to die, expecting to oe eaten np alive by
the beast. But soon a happy thought
struck him. That morn in he had put
some salt in his pocket to salt some cat
tle he had running" in the timber, which
providentially he had not found. Of
this be took a tnail handful and spriftk'
led in the bear's eyes, tt lad tLe de
sired effect. He ehook his head, growl
ed and went down. He soon, however
returned, when a little more salt drove
him away, the second time, when, to Mr.
Hamilton's inexpressible delight, he now
saw him trotting off into the forest. And
now Mr. Hamilton advices all hunters in
Osage County to carry a pocket full of
salt with them, or else to bo sure that
they are "dead shots" before the practice
target shooting on a black bear
A witness in a late divorce suit kept
Baying that the wife had a very retali
ating disposition; that the retaliated for
every little thing.
" Did you ever see her husband kiss her?'
asked the wife's counsel.
"Yes, sir, often !"
"Well, what did she do on such occa
"She always retaliated, sir."
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