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VOLUME XXVI, NO. 11 '
HIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNT!, PfiNS'A, MARCH 13, 1371
WHOLE NUMBER 1305.
(.'iioiVcst Styles of (lie Season.
Patterson, Juniata Co., Pa.
of all kinds
:I will sell uiy entire slock at
j Greatly Reduced Prices,
FOK MEN AND Cntii atril, 1872.
,--,, ! OVERCOATS, FURS,
i HEAVY BOOTS,
Flair and Floor'
on cloth, Ladies' Shoos & Gaiters,
Suits and Paris cf Suits.
HATS AM) C.t'S.
And Furnishing Goods
lio t -o per cent, cheaper
thau can be purchased else
Hafe aM Caps,
Fit1' Stark. Will
selected, 1 Iiol-c to please all.
Call and see to he con-
Mrtsurea taken and Suits and parts
of Suit." made lo ordvr, reasonable.
f A Ml' EL STUAVEK,
Jan ls7l'l Patterson, Pa.
NEW (,'OODS ! NEW GOODS !
iSucoesior lu MAili'lX & WALTERS.)
U A VI Nil purchased the .'tore of Martin i
Waiters, on Maiu St . in J. M. l-,elf.rd's
?.:ire ro'iui. Hie utmersiiined would respect
lulljr nit tii-ui the nil. lie !
ve.-j bct uiialirv, compiling iu part, uf
moots & shoes,
11 ats and caps,
Ca K I'K TS,
r'l'US, WOOD A.VD WILLO'VWAKE, aud in
short every article usually kept in a we'll
lie intends selunir exc'u-ivelr for CASH or
iiie.-iiiiic for Col'XTItY PlfoVl'CE. Uy
so d;Kii2 he will ho able to sell jrnrnis is cheap
as the cheapest. 01", and examine his smek.
8T9uHir.lI EST PIUSES PA Til IN TRADE
Foil ALL KiMiSOi' CtiUNTIIY PRODUCE.
i:. S. PARK Kit,
Lc'Iord'a Store-rO"in ) Main S'rtet.
.T:in SI, 172.
DOYLE & MARLEY,
'.t TrEXSO.V, I' A.,
At the Roe.ni Hccenlly Ore.upid by George
liu.htn. Comer of Tu-caroia aud Ju
niata S reels.
Wish t.i in'jrr.i tho citizens of Miliin, Tat
ts'son Hi.d snirmindirp country thit tfcey
huwe opened a fall hue of
ITOTIOITS AIID FANCY &CCD3,
Flour and Feed Always on Hand,
COAL OF ALL ICirs"I,
Ftove Coal, Lime burners' Coal, and !inck
smiths' Coal always on hand at tbe lowest
KAILKOAn TIES, LOCUST rOSTS, and
all kinds of 'ountry l'rodu-je taken in ex
eiianc for Goods and Coal, for which the
L:ghc.-t market prices will be paid.
rurer.itis wishing anything in our line
will t.ii J it to tiieir advantage to (iive us a
call, an we fc-l assured tiiat we can accom
modate one and all.
George Goshen is our autWlztd Agent.
Ad business transacted by him will be ac
knowledged by us.
DOYLE & MARLEY'.
1'attcrfOa, Jan. 'St, lS7i.
I). K. SULOUFF & CO.,
(Successors to D. '. SuloulT,)
Grain, Lumber, Coal,
CALCINED PLASTER, CEMENT, &C.
The Highest Cash Prices Paid
for all kinds of Grain.
Lumber, Coal, &c, Sold at the
Having boats of our own we can freight
firain. Lumber, Coal, &e., cheaper than any
other parties. We therefore defy competi
tion. KYou can make money by calling on us
before selling or buying elsewhere.
Grain will be received is stoke to be
SOLD BT THE 1ST Or Ju.NE, 1871.
P. S Our grain is not elevated on men's
-Mifflintown, April 20, 1871.
LL KIXDS0F BLANK WORKr&e7,done
, t tn'9 Office in the neatest manner and
n iuw privet.
e1 & StwBa
I BOOTS & SHOES,
1 1 ATS AXI) CAPS,
WOOD & WILLOW WARE
FLOOR OIL CLOTHS,
TABLE OIL CLOTHSr&TSCT
If you want to see an entire new j
stock of Goods at Lew Prices, call at
m CRYSTAL PALACE BUILDING,
SHELLEY" & STAMBAUtiH.
-Nov. 2X 1871.
ASSIGNEE'S SALE OP
15 a ' c cal Estat c.
i'pili: n.l..rsi?i...i. .w.B .(r J. Cham -
j 1- liei l iiii unit wife, will expose to sale, on
j the premises, at 1 o'clock I". M., ou
j '1LES1AY, yiA 1, 1S72,
j A!! that valunlde
1 .,l.i.211 1HI11 ,
known u the M :er T.-tnnery. coifsistir-
GOOD STONE DWELLING HOUSE,
Large Bark Jicnse, lry House, aud Fin-
isliiiisr House, I
c.. ... ,.,. , . . ., ,
bituated in M .lHnitnwn, Ju:;iala Co., T"a., !
within ono-!'"uith mile of tho I'enn'a Kai!-1
road i.t Mifflin Sta'.ioa. The Peiiu'a Canal
passes close hv the yard. This is the best i
Icati,nin.l.Jeo.:nfvfor bark hides, &c. !
The T:iime:y ia in good working orde.-, and
bateVaci 4.U0 Vid'Vyea'S!' Also! j
a j riiue lot of Clicsir.ui Oak bmk, sufficient
to run I ii e var-.i until tac new crop comes in.
. .. . . , . ,. T ' , ., ,, '
.ng to w.irx in s:"ek lie
the 1st of April, !
cm l.,ve ...e rnvilege ot s.. ...n.g l.y fully ; wou,j aalnirahly suit the Sergeant's de
comply 1113 w;t a the cundiliocs of sale. , J 0
41... ,, ,!.. ...... ,!.. .,..1 ..1... will i, :fnce on that score : "he dni'ut do 06Uch
6-10 A?r 01 limbeLand, i
situated on Shade Mountain, Juniata county, ; have our own peculiar feelings, and little
known si ihe Cain iract, well set with pine, I . , , . . j-
white o .k. ,.d chesmut oak tin.b. r This Eurl'n4e be evinced at the lion dis-
trad is within one and a half miles f the , covery of every perfection iu the pom
new ra'lroa l lsa iinx from Lewistown on the . ,,.. ... , ,..,i,..,j
, - ,, , i . , i yous pei sou ot color not colored 1
rcnus.vlvanta llj:!rad to uubury, and is r ' '
valuable on ccoupt of il.e tie-s. lumber aud : Sergeant Snowball.
bark on I he above described tract. j Tjlt.ie wag bl,. 0e woman ;u tlie wuole
An' oi e d-irons of viewing either of ihe i . .
aluve pirn.:-es will be shown the same by WOlld whom Snowball detested with his
calline on C. J. Chamhei lain, residing on the j w10lt. heart, lie looked upon the U id
first d' srt-.hej premises, or the subscriber, : , . .. . , . .
residing ia remnaQajrli iwp .Juniata county. , ow Catrax as his CVll genius. All his
WILLIAM GIVtN. ! matrimonial run-Laps he secretly attribu-A"ii?.necJ'LC-
J-.Ch",rl!n..'"'1 WifeJ. . ! ted to her agency. If he met her of a
ail Painf Rt VnvWi mm""Z "fler !eavinS Lis qters. he
11, X dill If Xi V OiliJiOil, I would instantly retrace his steps and re-
il'-'il'"'"' t imi pri, TP tn ! niam in the melancholly mess-room tlur
Hltlih IjKAV, ULU LtXV, jilIS theday. Notwithstanding his hatred
COLGHSD 3?AINTS IN OIL 1 of Mrs Catra,c-B,,e act,,ally al,,re,i th3
I Sergeant, aud she ouly tormented bitnbe
BUKNT UMBES, RAW UMBER, causo ue -would not '-pop the question."
CHROSIE GBEEN. PARIS GREENJSuowla!17oulJa3eooi'bave turi,t;dLis
7 j tunic inside out upon dress parade as
CHSCIIE YSLL0V7, BLACZ, proposed for the glib-tougued relict of
p -pi t pi l Uoi-po.vl Catrax. At the mention of her
lillSSiclI! lilUC, LiUflJ) llHCii, I name he was reported to have chauged
. , , T- - , r i I color, aud so even his jovial companions
Pain! Drvshrs, I armsh Brushes, , . ,
' seldom or never alluded in hts presence
WHITEWASH BRUSHES, SASH BRUSHES ! to the w.dow.
Whiting and Rosit. by the Barrel. II wa9 uearinS Christmas time, when a
i few of the Sergeant's military friends
Soaps, Japan Dryer, White Varnish j
Csncsntratsd Ljs, Eabbitt'E Potash,
The above goods, with a large variety of j
DRUGS and PATENT MEDICINES, always
oa hand at the
PATTERSON DRUG STORE.
Glass cut lo any size desired.
Dr r. C. IlUNDiO.
July 12, 1871-tf
BLOOMsBUim STATK NORMAL
Literary and Commercial Institute.
The Faculty of '.his Iustituthn aim to be
very thorough in their instruction, and to
look carefully after the manners, health and
morals of tlie students.
8"ay Apply for catalogues io
IIEXKY CARVER, A. M.,
Sept 28, 1871-6m Principal.
COAL, Lumber, Fish, Salt, and all kinds
of Merchandise for sale. Chestnut Oai
Dark, Itailroad Ties, all kinds of Grain and
Seeds bought at the highest market prices in
cash or exchanged for merchandise, coal,
lumber. Sac, to suit customers. I am pre
pared to furnish to builders bills of lumber
just as wanted and on short notice, of ei'hor
oak or yellow pine lumber.
Jan-1 Tort Royal, Juniata Co., Pa.
BEAR & IIA1IAKER, Proprietors.
A Large assortment of Queensware, China
ware, Glassware, Crockery ware, Cedar
ware, &c, for sale chtap by
TILTEJf & ESPESCIIADE S.
A PATRIOT'S PRAYER.
God, who shields our noble land,
i?pread o'er Summit, vale and strand,
Holy hope and peace for all,
Hear this prayer, inspire the soul !
Be our faith as pure and true
As the heaven's spotless blue,
And let charity abound
Everywhere tbe world around.
Keep us peaceful, glad and free
Glorious in liberty !
Home of Freedom, ever grand,
God protect our happy land !
And as science shall ascend
Human errors to amend.
And as knowledge lifts the veil
Human follies to curtail.
And as thought in full array
Shall give action proper sway,
And as liberty of speech
Shall us virtue's beauties teach,
Sot O God ! let all rejoice,
And prai.-e Thee wiih a nation's voice !
Let us not by feeble bandj
Rind to us all oihcr lands.
But let soul to soul bo bouud,
Uncontrolled by charts or sound,
O'er the earth, where man doth dwell,
Let our hearts in friendship swell.
Keep us peaceful, glad, and free,
Glorious in liberty.
Hume of Freedom! our own land,
God preserve thee ever grand !
Sergeant Snowball's Capture.
Seageaut Snowball was in hid thirty
seventh year, and yet a bachelor. His
! single condition was not, however, owing
to any conceived or hureditary aversion
j to wedlock, or divad of the appalliug ro
: sponsibillties matriiuouy entails iu these
j modern days. No, no. Sergeant Suow-
j ball, of the county C fusiliers, was
: from his beardless boyhood overanxious
1 10 b rankeJ mwn89t l!ie niatriuionul
majority ; nut, as l nccustomed to
I eay t0 himself, LrJ found it almost wholly
impossible to find a lady amongst his
' gentle acquaintauces fitted to discharge
tije delicate matrimonial dinks of '
couitnissioued officer's bride."
Humor had it that Serg-at Snowball
haJ Eecretly offend his hand to five dif-
,, . .... -
feient duiustls ia diverse parts ot the
county, and that the loving tender was iu
eacu C)li,e pul;tely, but firmly declined.
..... ... 1
Fhis of course the g illaiu S .Tgev.it nidig ,
natJtly chatacteiiztd as a malicious slan-
der. or to use his own phrase, -oneof the I
base stratagems of the enemy." The
uejrative ufnruiati on
coiatnou amotigst !
public school children in New York 1
thin''." We shall not probe the matter
deeply at all events. Ail of us mortals
bethought them of getting uP a choice
entertainment. Snowball at first depre
cated the idea, but after a little soothing
persuasion he consented to be a party to
jtg preparation and management. L'ach
military geut was expected of course to
bring his wife or fianree to the gathering,
and as Snowball professed to bo a favor
ite among the fair sex, he saw at once the
absolute necessity of accompanying and
being accompanied by some charming
liltlo damsel, fair and fat if you will, but
far away under forty. "These upstarts
of lance corporals and insignificant swag
gering privates must be made to feel that
Sergeant Snowball is no small potato
that he has a standing in society as well
as in the canteen of the barrack yard
that ho holds the keys of the ladies, here
as well those of the regimental mess
room, aud that, in fine, he is tho worthy
wearer of the sash and slripes of a non
commissioned officer." Thus he reasoned
with himself one moonlight night before
the turning into hammock, and tho reve
rie was only broken by the sudden re
solve of addressing a letter to Miss Dora
Delancey asking her to accompany him
to the "military hop" on Christmas night.
After a two hours' effort he succeeded
in turning off "a duck of an epistle to
Miss Dora L.. who by the way had a
greater hold upou the sergeant's heart
than most people knew, or even ho cared
to admit. It is now eotne years ago since
we were favored frith a glance at this
incomparable billetdoux. Becanseof tbe
ultra elegance of its dictioa and - the
heart breaking tenderness of its senti
ments we could not resist the temptation
to copy it at the time, no more than we
can now forego the mischievious propen
sity of reproducing it here for the delec
tation of our young but irreverent friends,
whose titter at our hero we can already
hear by anticipation :
DlSEMBUR THE 9lEE., IS ,
XON-COMMISHI.NED OFFISIEB'S FrUNT
Eoo.m, WlNTia Kwakters.
Hf. Dearksjft Lovever Pardin my
pheelings, for youth must have its fiing.
j Uoo not be allarmed at this missif. You
j are about to be invited to asscort Ser
Igeant Snowball too the crissmas Bawl
of Cnropany'd. Pride of me sole an'
Iresser of mo ditto bee thurc and bee
reddy at six o'clock. I am waitiug hear
for the lav benethe the greenwood tree
as the pout's say. I'll meet the at the
idoreof the L'awl on crissmas iiite, as i am
j one of the flure inuuigers i kannot see yon
! from house. Wee are very bizzy now,
j rekroots cumin' ia every day. They are
just as igguereant as uagrows. When i
stz hay fut they put out straw fut, and
wiipti thiy-remitraw farT.uTout" hay'
fut. Doant feel unneesy my dearest
Dora. Sweet be thy dreems as glanz ct.
me dearly with thine ise as Shakespeer
eez. At the Bawl we will awl gobobbiu'
arnund. I here Serjeant Flummery's
wife will have a knew silk dress for the
okasiou. IIow i do doteon your white Sa
tan. Doan't forgett yure injuu-rubbers.
Menshtiti tne kinely to yure deer uukle.
Oh chainy-ware an' krockcry-ware
I' m piueing like the duv.
Oh krockery-ware and chainy-ware
I n burnin' up with luv.
No more at present from
yure anirus lovyer,
letter to one of '.he young gamins who
generally loitered arouud the barrack
gate, lie slipped a bit of silver in the
urchin's hand an I bade him in the most
solemn tones to deliver it without delay
to Jliss Dora Dtlancey. Off the young
iamr'n cantered, but he had not proceed-
: d very far when he was met with some of
the mischievous sphits of the town who
.. ... . .
were never conten.ed except when en-
gaged in "divilment. 1 hey hailed the
amateur postman, and Iiodey"-sucl.
was his sobriquet came at once to a
"U here now, i.odney f
"Wid a message from Sergeant Snow
ball," answered Rodney exhibiting the
Rodney was easily persuaded to loau
the letter to the prying wags, who, not
having the fear of Sergeant Suowball
veng.;ancc in their hearts, tore the scout
ed envelope and devoured the contents.
No sooner had they finished reading it
than their mischievous resolve was form
ed to inclose it again and have it address
ed to the Widow Catrax. The faithful
Rodney was again eutrusted with its de
livery, but this time it weut surely into
the possession of the party to whom it
We camnot undertake to draw a pic
ture of tho Widow Catrax's jubilacation
' upon perusing the amorous epistle. An
idea of the magnitude of the mental
transformation that followed may be
gained from tho knowledge that she bnrn
ed all the letters of Catrax's in her pos
session, tore the certificate of her marriage
with him, an sold to the first ra"r-gather
who came the way two pictures of the
poor corporal that had been hanging iu
her widowed dormitory.
"I knew the rogue was always anxi
ous to make me Mrs. Snowball," rjacula
ted the widow as she folded up the letter
and put it carefully away.
If there was anybody in the town more
jubilant and joyful than Mrs. Catrax
that person was Sergeant Snowball. lie
concluded that if his invitation to Miss
Delancey was not graciously received,
a letter declining it would instantly
nave been sent oacK. iier silence ue
took for consent ; so inlo the preparations
for the ball he plunged with a heart as
light as any fairy.
On Christmas night, Mrs Catrax,
who was tli s fortunate possessor of a
white satin dress, such as the sergeant
eulogized in his letter, arrayed herself in
this sumptuous robe, and proceeded to
the ball with all the airs imaginable.
Upon eutering the festive hall, her little
eyes glauced impatiently around in search
of her devoted "lovyer." In all the fas
ciuating glory of a new suit of broad
cloth Bhe saw tire sergeant stride across
the floor. By his side she was in a
twinkling, but before the salutation drop
ped from her 'lips. Snowball's sonorous
voice was heard :
"Woman ! begone."
"lie is mad, hopelessly mad,'' shrieked
Mrs. Catrax, "but wait I'll brPng him to
his senses. See this ?" she added, show
ing him the letter he had written to Miss
"A forgery," cried Snowball, who was
now beginning to realize his awkward
In the presence of al! the mixed as -t
at. r. x '-.!'
c.uu.y waa. KymmKuC jeaawSiAnA ;nlanee of (he Lalt Confederate Gen
the letter. ' -j-;.: .'.! 1 v "
rear !" he growled out at those around
him, and then he stooped to whisper
something softly iu the widow's ear. To
prevent the letter being heard by the
crowd around him, Snowball decided up
on accepting the situation. He danced
and promenaded with Sirs. Catrax that
night, but the next morning went to his
room and made two ineffectual attempts
at blowing out his brains. The shock
was too much for him, it cost him a three
months' illness, during all which time
the widow danced attendance npou l.im. ;
To the overwhelming surprise of town
and country, Sergeant Snowball and Mrs.
Catrax were united in wedlock on the
following Easter Sunday.
WHAT BECOMES OF THE SONS OF
SUCCESSFUL MEN I
Next to the inquiry, What becomes of
the pins 1 an interesting question would
be What becomes of the sons of success
ful men ? A few names and a few firms
are in the. hands f the founders ; but
those are exceptions. The old name
and the old trade generally pass into the
hands oS others. "Do-yotr see that man
shoveling in coal ? Well, his children,
and children like his, will jostle your
pampered sons and rule this land," said
an old New Yorker, the other day. The
old names have ceased iu the pulpit
The famed men at the bar seldom have a
successor. The eminent jurists carry
their honors with them to the grave.
Merchant princes are obliterated. The
reason is clear. The fathers laid the ba
sis of the business one way and the sons '
another. Men who earned their fortunes
by hard work, by diligence ; that knew
sixteen hour toil by personal attention ;
that were their own book keepers, sales
mpn. r-ashiera J vtieu porters, are fol
lowed by sons who do as little as possi
ble ; who delegate to others all the work
they can, and who know more of the road
than of the ledger. Famous hotel men
were gentlemen, men of intelligence, men
who were the equals of the best iu the
land, and who never sunk the gentlemen
in their trade Young men who fiing the j
example of their sires to the wind, find!
it easy to squander a valuable name,
ruu through a fortune quicker than it
was' earned, and find themselves, while
young, at the point from which their fa
thers started. One thing is quite marked
iu New York. It is the fact that the
heavy business is getting into the hands
of foreigners. The heavy importers, the
great bankers and much of the trade of
value is slit ping out of the hands of
Americans, and tbe trade of England goes
into the power of the Lombards. Xcic
York Letter lo Boston Jonrn il.
There are at present about 30.000 peo
ple at work in the South Africa diamond
fields. The diamonds were first discover
ed on the Fall river by tbe natives, but
the Boors, of the Dutch settlers, soon
left their farms and went to searching for
jewels Numerous adventurers from Eng
land, and even from this- conntry, have
been attracted to these wonderful fields,
aud some of them have been so lucky as
to make fortunes. One of these men re
lates that, after hunting for ten weeks
with several natives whom he had hired,
ho found one diamond weighing half
carat, aud shortly afterwards another still
smaller. This discouraging beginning
however, was the forerunner of wonderful
success. Among many other stones lie
fouud one which he sold in its rough
state in London for ?d,700. The soil of
this portion of Africa ia Bandy or cover
ed with a layer of rather coarse gravel
The diamonds are easily taken out, and
are of remarkable size aud beauty.
A considerate husband iu Lawrence
Mass., bought some pills of a quack doe-
tor, and being apprehensive that they
might be poison, would not take them
himself, but his wife falling sick, he ad
ministered them to her quite liberally in
order to test their character. They did
no harm, and so he told her all about it.
lie would have been wiser to have kept
his secret, for the kdy is patiently wait
ing until he becomes ill that she may
experiment. She proposes to find out
tho virtue of the contents of numerous
mysterious bottles already purchased.
As she is constantly adding to her stock,
the best thing the husband can do under
the circumstances is to get sick as soon
as possible ; the earlier the less severe
the trial. -
'Why, Bill, what's the matter with
you? you look down in the month."
Well, Peter, I say if you'd went through
what I have you'd look bad too. "What
is the matter 1" "Well, you know Sa
rah Snivels, don't you, Peter ?'' "Yes."
'I discarded her last night." 'You did I
'What for?" -Well, I'll tell you.
She said she wouldn't marry me, and I'll
discard any girl what treat me in that
In Marysville, Ohio, a robust German
woman supports herself iu luxury by
driving a dray.
A DARING ADVENTURER.
:j f vol Let Tricking the Ktntuekiant Inducing
Would- be Bride Kuktd Out ly a Cbnrmittee
Still a A'ij and a Disgraceful Dcarture.
FRASKroBT, via Lsxixutox, Ky., "(
February 13, 1872.
This community has been excited for
a day or two past with the extraordinary
adventure of one S. Adams Lee, who
claimed to be a nephew of the late Gen
eral R. E. Lee, exhibiting letters and
papers in authentication of the assumed
fact. His first appearance here was a
fortnight ago, when by plausible address
and adroit nsa of his letters and pipers
he induced the Legislature to giant him
the use of its hall to deliver a lecture on
"God iu the Oi:ean.'' lie claimed to
have been a naval officer on the Merri
mac at the time of its combat with the
Monitor, and by a pitiful tale of his j
. i e i . i i i
misfortunes as a confederate he induced
General John C. Breckinridge, through
his rerard for the Lee familv, to loan him
fiftv dollars. Similar txact'.ons were;
made upon the confidence of Coloutd J.
Stoddard JoLuson and other leading ex-
r.OGUEitv IN military ATTlitu
S. Adams Lee wore a military attire
and sports a cork leg. which, he says, is j
the fruit of his Confederate service, Af
tcr his first exploits here information
came from Georgia papers and through
private sources that he was a rare iui
poster, and although a distant relative of
i the Lee family, vet he had been disowned
by them. His fine address and polished
manners g.iined him entrance into the
best society, rnd for a while he was a
; sort of a lion. Particularly was this true
ot Li3 acquaintanceship among the ladies.
ENTICES A SCHOOL TEACH CIt TO ELOPE
WITH II I. M.
Ingratiating himself into thecocfidence
uf the rrtncipal ol a female academy at
New Castle, Ky., he made the acquain
tance and won the affections of one of
the teachers, aa iute'lligeut aud attractive
young lady from a Northern State. Her
! mnther snmlit. to nrpvnit tli marriage
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aud both came to this city yesterday to
consummate the bands, taking rooms at!
the Merriwethcr House.
NEARLY TR'API'EU II Y II IS VICTIMS
Fortunately an acquaintance of the
young lady discovered their presence,
and, having seen the published accounts
of Lee's rascality elsewhere, he took
steps to prevent the consummation of the
intended marriage. Communicating
with Colonel Stoddard Johnson, the lat
ter, with Geu. John C Breckinridge, Col
George Jessee, Col. Taylor, the Couuty
Attorney, John Julian and others, form
ed themselves into a committee aud pro
ceeded to the Merriwether House, where
they confronted Lee with the proof of
his deceptions. He admitted the charge,
but said he suffered so much from the use
of opium (a tin box of which he display
ed to his interviewers) that be hoped
they would excuse him.
KICKED OCT BY THE CROWD KISSED BY
By this time quite a crowd had collect
ed, and threats of violence were muttered.
As he was a cripple, and upon his agree
ing to leave the county, he was conduct- j
ed to the Louisville train and allowed to j
depart. The lady expressed much sur-
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prise atthe prools ot His villainy, tnt 'j ?"'o " i"rii, were nearly u.i
kissed him ere he went. She remained i named after personal fnends of the de
iu the city last night, and at times ex- ceased or celebrities, such as Jay Gould,
pressed doubts of the numerous charges I Commodore Vanderbilt and other rail-
reado against Lee; and the general be
lief is that they will finally marry. She
will be conducted to her relatives by
Lee Itft with gteat indignation against
those whom he declared his persecutors ;
but it is to be hoped the publicity of his
present adventures will prevent other
communities from being victimized by so ,
adroit a villain.
The above article was clipped from
tho New York Herald, and sent to us !
with the statement that the rascally char
acter in it is the eame fellow who played
Gen. Lee's nephew, at McAlisterville and
Academia, and lectured once or twice in
the Court House here. He displayed
his thieving propensities at Academia,
and stole a watch from a lady teacher a:
the Soldiers' Orphans' School at McAl
isterville, for which he was sentenced by
the Philadelphia court whither he had
gone to one year ia the Eastern Peni
A Knowing Insect. A correspon
dent of a New York paper relates a touch
ing instance of insect instinct as follows :
I fouud a cockroach struggling in a
bowl of water. I took half a peanut shell
for a boat. I Dut him into it and pave ;
him two wooden tooth-picks for oars and : each twenty-two feet in diameter, Ev
left him. The next morning I visited ! er7 ualf minute the poiut of the minute
him, aud he had put a piece of white cot- j hand moves nearly Eeven inches. The.
ton thread on one of the toothpicks and I C0Q W;H e:nt anrl a oalf days, but
set ine looinpicK up on cna as a stf-nai - .
- . iiii-i- i -it
nr niarroaa 1 1 a ti.nl a hmr All I ho nthirl
toothpick, and there that cockroach sat
a fishing. The cockroach, exhausted,
had fallen asleep. Tbe sight melted me
to tears. I never had to chew leather to
crpt a nnl I waa Knrn wit ri nn. T tnr.r
e. . . ' . . . . ,
tnat cocKroacn out, gave mm a spoonful
ofgrnel. and left. That animal never
forgot that act of kiudneas. and now my
honse is chockfull of cockroaches.
A South End Boston, woman has re
cently presented her husband with a $7,
louseT which amount sfi s.tvl out
of ber house keepimg fund.
A Society for the prevention of cruel
ty to children in the shape of exposure
from the bare arms, shoulders, and lega
which the vanity of mothers delight in,
is soon to be established in Boston.
Womau whipping is still indulged iu
by Dtleware- and Virgiuia, and the Sen
ate of tho latter State has recently
refused, by a vote of S to 21, t repeal
the law punishing fvmin'ne pickpocket
with the lash:
The Qtiorn's pet stag, "TheDoctor,"
is dead. When he was turned out to be
hunted by the royal stag bounds he
would run till ho found a house open,
then take refuge iu it. Twice he cscan-
i ed capture by boltiu into Wiusor Castle,
It is reporied that the ex-Prinec Im-.
pciial of France will visit the United
Lite next funnier, and perhaps be ac-
j companicd by Prince. Napoleon. Ife h
nov"' sixteen years of age. and ia said to
j pP'':lk five laiigunges fluently. Tiie Em-
PrCM I'-Cgcnie is writing up her tour
through tpain. which will be edited by
Theo' Li'e Gautier.
The people of Nebraska have formally
set apart lhe 10ih day of April for tree
j planting, nnder the name of Arbor Day.
j 'i be State Hoard of Agriculture will give
j S100 to the agricultural society of the
connty iu which the greatest number of
trees shall be planted on that day, and a
farm library to the person propeily
planting the greatest number.
A Soul hern paper gives tlie following
statement of the amount of money sub
scribed by the Statc3 thus far for the
"national'' monument to Robert E. Lee:
Maryland, S33.40; North Carolina, $'7-40,-55
; Georgia, -53,005,27 ; .Mississippi, $1,
01t3. 30; Louisiana. SO; ArU.no, o4,
45; Kentucky, $1,625; Virginia, S1.S61,
6D; South Carolina, SI 230,30; Alaba
ma, S707,"0 ; Florida, S22 ; Missouri,
SG2.05; Tennessee, -?102,G0 ; Texas,
Si-iO. Total, 10,932,11,
In Renovo, on the night of the lGth
ult., a drunken fellow named James Mur-
ray, visited the house of William Potter.
a fireman on the Philadelphia and Erie
railroad. The conduct of the intruder
was such that Mrs. Potter called in as
sistance and had tlie rascal ejected.
All wett on smoothly until Murray re
turned and finding the door locked, he
proceeded to kick it down. The noise
awoke Mrs Potter, and the female drew
a revolver and fired two shots, pro
ducing a serious wound in the right
shoulder of Murray.
Some months agr a citazen of New
Jersey, while searching for minerals in
the mountains of Warrea county, stum
bled into a woodchuck hole and fert to
the ground. lie fouud around the moutli
of the bxle what, upon investigation,
proved to be mica. He bought the prop
erty. The depnsit of mica is found in
one solid mass, fourteen feet wide, in con
tinuous 1 ivcrs like roof slating, aud is
dug out in large square blocks, which
may be split np into innumerable pieces.
The only other mica mine known to, ex
ist in the Fnited States i in Noria Caro
lina. Fisk's canaries, 2"0 in nnmber, recei:t-
t - ...l l :.. v v r ii
road magnates : A. T. Stewart, Pr.
Helmbold and other business men ; Ben
Butler, General M'Clellan and other
political celebrities wt re thus honored;
while even ihe pulpit was not forgotten,
since one sweet songster was named after
that stalwart ehatnp'on of Low church
episcopacy, the venerable Dr. Tyng.
One bird was tiami'd ' Senator Revels
and another blind Tom."
A disgraceful affair recently occurred
at Pctstil!. Greene comity. A few eveu-
ings since the society that is in the habit
of worship ping at that place had prayer
meeting, and when the andier.ee was dis
missed, an 1 before the audience had time
to get out of the house, the lights were
extinguished, aud four young ladies were
immediatley seized by some ruffians, who
handled them in a very rude aud wauton
manner, to the great mortification of the
girls, who belong to the most respectable
families in the neighborhood. Up to the
present time the perpetrators of this das
tardly outrage have not been identified.
The large clock at the English Parlia
ment House is the largest one iu the
world. Ihe four dials of this clock are
. . . . ,i i.ir i,a ;
ouly strikes seven and a naif, thus in
dicating any negloctin winding it up. 1 he
mere winding up of the striking mechan
ism takes two hours, The pendulum ia
15 feet ong . tne wheels are of cast
the hour bell is eight feet high and
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nine feet in diameter, weighing nearly fif-
een tn. antl ue hammer alone weighs
wore than four hundred pounds.
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