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" MIFFLINTOWN, PA..
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IVfmd's building, tw doors above the Srn
ttntl office, Hrid-e street. auglH-tf
HOJLE'JPHATIC PHYSICIAN i SURUEON
laYin periianen'ly located in tlie b rough
f Mitlliiilowti. offers his professional services
to itie ciliiehs of this place and si.rruuudi.ig
(Tact on Maiu street, over PeMW I'rug
(ii.,re. faug IS l'tiMf
Et. H. A. Simpson
Treat! all for-:!-! uf ill"?", and tuny be con
niheJ as follitwj: it his office in Livst-pool
r., trerv-SATl'iiDAY an. I MOXUAY ap
p iintmcnn c.111 bo L.ade fur other days.
tejrt' iil on or addr's
DP., li. A. S1MPSOX,
de7 l.ivi rrool. Perry Co.. Pa..
AITOItNEY AT LAW,
14 4 SOUTH SIXTH STRUCT,
Ptlll.AHK.I PHI A.
'KNTUAh I.AiM AUKXCV,
JAMES M. SELLKRS,
141 f. 0 U Til SIXTH STREET,
(3. Bounties. Pensions, Buck Py, Horce
rUim;. Stutc t'l:iim, .te., promptly collected.
?o c'jarge f.ir iufoiniaiiou, uor when inuney
i not collect.nl. oct7-tf
TMr WATTS must respectfully unnonn
cen to the public that he is prepared to
SCHOOL BOOKS AND STATIONER!
at reduced prices. Hereafter give hira a call
at his OLI STAND, MAIN St., MIFFLIN.
fUJ()MIi!!i:; .VFATE XOIL.MAI.
literary and Comaiercial Institute.
The Faculty of thia lnstituli n aim to be
erv ta,rpu;h in their instruction, and tc
looi carefully after the manners, health and
nt.irals of toe aludenis.
Sw" Apply lor calaloauea lo
Sept 28. 1871-tim
Hew Bjtug, Btoie
IX PEllRYS villi:.
DTI. J. 3. APPLUBACGII has eMnblished
a0ri:gaud Prescription Store in the
abne-naraed place, and keeps a general as
sort went of
DRI'CS tvn vrtifirir
Also all other articles usually kept iti estab- I
li'liments of this kind.
Pure Wines ana Ltqiurs for medicinal pur
poses, Cigars, Tobacco, Stationery, Coulee
ions (first-class), Xotions, etc., etc.
fcarThe Doctor gives advice free
N EWD RU GSTO R e!
BANKS & HAMLIN,
Main Street. Mi til ih lour n, I'o
DKVI.KIt!? IN !
,. DEICS 1D ncDKHES, i
vi"m,ls, Dve Stuff. I
"tushes, Glass, ;
'".v. Coal Oil, ;
ltif.ints l!ruflie. Soaps.
Uir Itrushes, Tooth Ilrushes. '
1'erfiimerr, Combs. j
"ir Oil, Tobacco,
c,grs, m Xolious, ,
LAUi.K VARIKTY OF
''''ttej with great care, and warranted from
"J authority. w
're,t of WISES ASD L1QU0P.S for Medi
l'UESCr.IPTIOXS compounded with
EST CIGARS IN TOWN
'wo for 6 cente A,SOf (be Fr,
l " """C'st Oy.ters, the Sweets
,, ; ?1 Domestic Wines, and, in
"'"EJou may i8u in ,he
0 for 6 Cents. Alan, the Fre.leat T .wer
ectest Cider, the
n short, any-
ETIXG OR DUISKIXG LINE
1 " ,b
'rttt'j'hil reaeon,ll'le Pr'ces. He has also
it will ,. ...,.
ov li ..li : " t.-uijiare lavnraoty wnu
B. F. SCIIWEIER,
. VOLUME. JXVt iNO. 23
of al Slbotrlistmrhtsr
BOOTS & SHOES,
11 ATS AND CAPS,
WOOD & WILLOW WAKE
FLOOR OIL CLOTHS,
TABLE OIL CLOTHS, &C., fiC.
IK!, If you want to see an entire new
stock of Goods at Low Prices, call at
NEW CRYSTAL PALACE BUILDINS,
TlIFFIIIs TO 7?U, PA.
SIIELIiEV V STAMUAUGII.
X..t. 2!, 1S71.
JUMATA VALLEV BANK
M I FFI.INTO WW,
JOSI'.I'H i'OMEKOY, Piesideut
T. VAN IltYiN, LVbiet.
J.. stub !.""-. J..tni J. Patter.-on,
Jeruuie X. Thotnsoa.itje'irgfc Jacobs, .
I.onn money, recipe depiisits. pny interest j m
on li'nt s, buy and sell coin ahd I'ni 1
Ted tateii ltnds, c.ish, coupons and checks, j
Ueiui; iiioney to any part ot 'he United Ctate I ..
and u.S'i to Ktigland, jco!lmid. Ireland and
Goricanr. Sell llevcune Stamps.
In suim .f f.ul) at '1 p-r cent, discount.
In su'iig of Si'it'O at '1 per cent, discount.
In sums of i-lliO at S per cent, discount.
New Store and Xew Goods.
GROCSSIES, PROVISIONS, &C.
Ha!a Sirast, llifflht-jwn.
HAVIXG opened out a GttOCEItY ASH
PKOVISIOX STOKE in the old stand
on Main 5treet, Mitilihtown, I would respect
fully ask the attention of the public lo the
following articles, which I will keep on hand
at all I i Lies :
SUGAR, COFFEE, TEA,
)KIKI AM) CANNED FKUIT.
HAM, SHOULDER, DRIED BEEF,
Confectioneries, Nuts, &c,
1"olst , Oisf1"1.
O L A f 8 W A K 'E ,
Klour, Feed, 8eo.
All of which will be sold cheap for Cash or
Country Produce. Give me a call and hear
J. W. KIRK.
Mifflintown, May 2, 1872.
The Place for Good Grape-Yincs
IS AT THE
jiunhta UUlfD IH C il 1" U S,
AXU GRAPE-VINE MRSERY.
rpHE undersigned would respectfully in
! 1 toiin the public that he has started a
j Grape-vine Xursery about one mile northeast
! of MiHIiutown, where lie has been te.ting a
large number of the different virielies of
Grapes ,- and having been in the busiucss for
seven years, he is now prepared to furnish
VINKS OF ALL THE LKAPING
VARIETIES, AND OF THE
I, O II T li S ,
, by the sinele vine, doien, bundrrl or thou,
sand. All persons wishing good nnd ihriftv
; vines will do well to call and see for tbeni
fjS-Good and responsible Ageuta wanted.
i JOXAS OBERHOLTZER.
I Mitllintown. Juniata Co.. Pa.
Rally to the Place where yon can bay
your Wall Paper Cheap.
rPHE undersigned lakes this method of in
A forming Ihe public that he has just re
ceived at his residence on Third Street, Mif
flintown, a large assortment of
of various styles, which he offers for sale
CHEAPER than can be purchased elsewhere
in the county. All persons in need of the
above article, and wishing ;o save money, are
invited to call and examine bis stock and
hear his prices before going elsewhere.
BrnLarec sttrply constantly on hand.
Mifllintown. April 6, 1871-tf
A Large assortment of Queensware, China
ware. Glassware, Crockery wars, Cedar
ware, &c, for sale chtap by
T I I.TEX & KmiXSCHAPE'S.
A HOUSEKEEPER'S TRAGEDY;
OB, ' -
Dirt All Uie Way Tfcroogh.
BT BATABD TATLOB.
One day as I wandered, I beard a complain
ing. And taw a poor woman the picture of gloom;
She glared a; the mud on her door step,
And this was her wail as eLo wielded her
"0, life is a toil, and loe is a trouble.
And beauty will fads, and riches will flee.
And pleasures they dwiudlc, and prices they
And nothing is what I could wish it to be.
"There's too much of worriment goes to a
There's too much of iron'ng pots to a shirt ;
There's no hieg that pays for the time you
waste on it ;
There's nothing thnt lasts but trouble and
"In March it is mud; it's slush in December;
The midiunimer breezes are loaded with
In Tall the leares litter ; in mugp Sp ember
The wall paper rots and the candlesticks
I "There arc worms in the cherries, and el'jgs
j in tio roses
J Aud ants in the si:gar, and mice in the pies;
The rubbish of spiders 110 mortal supposes.
And rarnging roaches aud damaging diss.
"It's sweeping at six, and it'siliistiiignt seven;
It's rictus Is at eight, and it's dishes at nine;
It'a pottit g apd panning from ten to eleven ; ...
We scarce brenk our fast ere we plan how
With grease tJ with griue from corner to
Forever at war, and forever alert,
Xo rest for a day. leaf the enemy enter
I spend my whole life in a struggle with
Last night in my dream, 1 was stationed
On a little bare isli in the midst of the sea;
My cne chr.nce of life, with a ocsseless en.
To sweep off rbe waves ere they swept over
Aln; ! 'twas no dream again I b.holj it
1 yield ; I am helpless my fate to avery
he rolled down her eleeves, her rpron she
folded; . ......
Then lay dewn and died, and was buried in
AXO I10W IT WAS PAID FOB.
When I came to New Y'ork, a few
ears ago, my wife said to rae one morh-
Isreal, we must have a home of our
Said I : "Charity, it's just impossible ;
we hain't the means."
Saitl she : "Israel, we hain't the means
to pay the rent those people charge,
She begun washing tip the breakfast
things, and off I went to duty.
In the evening Charity said to me, as
wc sat down to supper; "Israel, I've
bought a lot."
I sprang up from my chair and said :
You've bought .what I"
' A lot.' said i he.
"A lot!' siid I.
"A l"t." eattl elie. "
"Well !" said I. and I sat down again
and went for the tea and biscuit. When
I came too, I said to my wife : "Just ex
plain yoltrself. Charity "
"I've bongbt a lot," said she. "Mr
Dodd says, the fifty dollars down are
satisfactory, and the rest may run at six
per cent. Twenty feet front one bun
dred feet deep two thousand feet at
ten cents a foot, two hundred dollars.
Fifty paid, one hnndred and fifty due."
"But. Charity, how about a house ?"
"All right Israel I've made a con
tract with Cbipps & Cullings ; house,
shed and fence, fifteen hundred and fifty."
"Charity, are yon "
Deranged, eh ? No, love, not a bit.
One hundred dollars cash when posses
sion is given "
'Stop a minute. You know. Israel,
we can never get our large bureau, nor
our large sofa, uor our high post bedstead
nor our large secretary, nor our large
wardrobe into this little four room house.
That's dear, hain't it?"
"Well, then, we'll sell them all, and
the proceeds will meet these two cash
"Exaetlr, with a little difference, may
be. So yon see."
"But how can we do without these
"As easy as yon will da without cigars ;
as easy as you will be your own barber
and bootblack as easy as we'll both take
our breakfast without half-dollar butter :
as I'll make all winter's clothes carry me
through uext winter; as easy as I'll
carry yon through, nice and genteel; on
the same principle ; as easy as "
"As easy as I'll do without a 'nooner'
and a 'uigbt cap and my cigars, and
theatre tickets, and"
"Exactly, old glow-worm !" '
TBI OOKITITUTIOI THB DIIOM ABD tUt fOSOSBMT OF
"Well well. Soppoa wesbonld do
without these things, and I sLould be
away before it is paid ; where would our
own my Charity's home be then ?"
"Oh, yon. can ' get your life insured'
and make that all safe."
"Darling here's with yon 1"
I uever saw debts squared off so anon.
Two hundred aud fifteen hundred, make
seventeen ; and one huudred and fifty,
cash off, paid by proceeds of surplus
furniture leaves fifteen hundred and fifty
Fifty dollars a mouih pays t'nia off in
no. uot iu thirty-one months, because
the interest and insurance payments put
it off somewhat, and the taxes and a
couple of omissions Lest it running
longer ; say for three years ; and thi n
we had a home of our owa. every foot of
it worth fifty cent?, making a clear gain
if eilit hundred dollars ; .and we were
'-Slop, hu.sband let me tell it. We have
a home a sivcet delightful home and
I have a husband who never knew that
bis soul debasing indulgences had
brnur1t him down so fa as that none
I ut his own wife deuied his fallen state.
or hoped to lift bita up again
i Uiree dear children, of whom we are
proud ; aud ''
-Charity!" ' '
"What, h.ve V
"I have just been thinking that if "
"Nothing more is needed Israel."
"Let me say it out. Charity. ' If you
were only single, how I'd like to court , moment but alas it proved ineffective to
you over a-'ain " I avelt lt'rr'b'e accident which follow
"Not foHong. old Rubicund ! for I'd j cd- Discovering that ll.eir engine would
drop plump into your arms at the first j come in collision "' the engine of the
time of asking." And Charity suited , ballast train, which was backing at a
the action to the word. j8,ow rat8 of t'ie unfortunate
-It's all. no doubt, very natural for Jg men made an effort to escape the
young men to love the gii Is." said Israel ; ' frightful death awaiting them by desert
'but no girl was ever half so lovable to j '"g 'h"'' engine and running back over
me as this dear wife, who has given more; the train. They had succeeded in leav
than half the years of her life to make me ! '(? me four or five cars between them
Imnnv. and leuiinir me out of the wars I d the engine when, with a fearful
nF rullv atifl nf Bin an A mir nurlinflp
babies are all like unto her."
And Charity broke in with an amen
so emphatic, that little Abe Lincolu
shouted from his high armud chair
This meeting are dismissed !"
An English farmer was one day at :
work in Lis fields, wheu he saw a party i
of hunters riding about his farm. He '
had one field which he was especially I
anxious they should not ride over, as the I
imp was in a condition to be badly in
jltred by the tramp of horses So he j Lave escaped death
dispatched one of his work bands to this j A brakeman on the train who wa also
field telling him to shut the gate and then J running over the the cars toward the
keep watch over it, and on no account j rear of the ,rai"' WB f"rtunate enough
suffer it lo be opened. The boy went as j to "P "ff "f ,nH ,a8t car tnal wreck
he was bidden, but was scarcely at his j ed jU!it at ,,,e l,mP t,,at ,he accident hap
post before the hnnters came up. peremp- P'"c,, thereby escaping injury and prob
toiily ordering the boy to open the gate. I abiy dea,h- A """'ber of the cars of
This the boy declined to do, stating the j ,rain8 ere -Acd and the en
orders he had received, and his determi- g",M precipitated down a steep embank
nation not to disobey them! Threatsarid j Inent lt xq-'ired two bouts hard bibor
bribes were offered alike in vain; one) b7 the faine.ieo and others attracted to
af-r nil,r em foro-ard na anokesman he scene of the accident before the bod
but all wi;h the same result. The boy
remained immovable in the determina
tion not to open the gate After a while
one of noble presence advanced, and said,
in commanding tones : ".My boy, do you
know me ? I am the Duke of Welling
ton, one not accustomed to being diso
beyed, and I command you to open that
gate, that I and my friends may pass
The boy lifted his cap, and stood un
covered before the man whom all Eng
land delighted to houor, and then an
swered firmly :
" I am sure the Duke of Wellington
would not wish me to disobey orders. 1
must keep this gate shut, nor suffer any
one to pass but with my master's ex
Greatly pleased, the sturdy old war
rior lifted his own hat, and said :
"I honor the man or the boy who can
be neither bribed or frightened iuto doiug
that which i-i wrong. With an army of
such such soldiers I could conquer not
ouly the French, but the world "
The old Duke then handed the boy a
glittering sovereign, and put spurs to his
horse and galloped away, while the boy
ran off to his work, shouting at the top
of his voice :
"Hurrah, hurrah ! I've done what Na
poleon couldn't do I've kept out the
Doke of Wellington "
A you.no lady having " eetlier cap"
for a rather large specimen of the oppo
site sex and having failed to win him
was telling her sorrows lo a couple of
confidents, when one of them comforted
her with these- words,
"Never mind, Mullie, there are as good
fish in tho sea as ever were caught."
'Mollie knows that," replied her little
brother, ' but she wants a whale !"
Tue difference between a blunder and
a mistake is this f when a mau puts down
a bad umbrella and takes np a good one,
he makes a mistake ; but when he puts
down a good one and takes up a bad one
he makes a blunder.
"If you don't give me a dime," said a
young hopeful to his mamma, "I know a
boy that's got the measles, and I'll go
and catch them."
JUNE 5, 17!
Two Yonng Hen Instantly Killed.
On Thursday morning last, about one
mile west of Lillys station, a frighful
railroad accident occurred which resulted
in the instantaneous death of two young
men named Henry Hudson and Chris
tian Douglass, residents of this city, the
former yesiding in smithtown, in the
1'bird ward, and the latter residing on
Ninth avenuH, iu the Sixth ward. Hud
son was employed as an engineer and
Douglass as a firenlan, running an en
gine No. 2-"S, on the Western division.
Early on the morning of Thursday, with
buoyant spirits and lipid hearts, they
left the city westward bound on their
engine attached to the Altoona freight
train, consisting of some forty two cars,
a number of which were heavily loaded
with railroad iron. A down grade in
the viciuity of Lilly's station followed by
a heavy upgrade necessitates a rapid
rate of speed to make the up grade on
schedule time. While descending the
western slope of the inoutita n at the
usual speed the engineer discovered a
ballast train on the main track not very
far in advance and immediately gave the
signal for "down brakes," reversed his
engine aud opened the sand pipes com
municating with the track iu order to in
crease the adhesion of the drivers with
the rails. This was but the work of a
I. .motived canao n eoMtaei
and the souls of the two young mm were
ushered into eternity. When they met
their end fate they were on a long truck
loaded with track it on. Hudson beinjr
crushed to death by the iron falling on
htm, wlille the body ot Uonglass was
terribly mangled, a bar of railroad irou
entering his person near tho hips, cut
t!,,S ,,im Pf n UP lo the neck and com
pletely severing his head in twain The
argument is advaneed by some that if
the young men had remained on their
cl,S'"e they would in all probability.
ies of Hudson and Douglass could be
extricated from the debris.
When the sad news reached the city,
about noon of the same, day, of the mag
nitude of the accident, a deep gloom
settled over the countenances of a large
number of our people, for young Hudxnn
and Douglass were well known and
highly respected for their many redeem
ing traits of character. The sympathies
of all were extended to the relatives of
the deceased yonng men, aud in the
evening, about half past nine o'clock,
when their remains were brought to the
city on a special train, a large number of
citizens had assembled at the depot hop
ing to get a last look at the mutilaied
form of their young friends. The body
of Douglass was quietly removed to the
residence of his mother, iu the ixth
ward, while the body of Hudson wis
conveyed to the residence of his parents,
in the Third ward, followed by a large
number of friends and acquaintances.
Both Hudson and Douglass were un
married, Douglass was buried in Fair
view Cemetery, on Friday afternoon at
three o'clock, and Hudson was buried on
Saturday morning, at uine o'clock, in the
Catholic Cemetery. The funerals of
both were largely attended. Hudson
was a member of the Good' Will Fire
company, and delegations from the diff
erent fire companies In the city were in
attrudauce at his funeral Altoona Tri
bune. - - - aSO-OSa i i.
Thb local of the Atlanta Sun is a poet
He grinds it out by machinery. Here is
a specimen :
Let dogs delight to bark and bite,
For 'tis their nature lo ;
But the engineer on a high pressure
teamboat should never desert his
engine room to go out and see the
Or the boiler up may blow.
Every act of self-denial will briug its
own reward with it, and make the next
step in duty and in virtue easier and
more pleasant than the former.
BUY iiNO all credulity is the credulous
ness of the atheist, who believes that
chance could make a world when it can
not build a barn.
. Waht is taken from yon before yon
get it T Yonr photograph.
EDITOR 1SD PROPRIETOR.'
WHOLE NUMBER 1317.
SUOOTLXU AFFRAY IX DA5 RICE'S
From the Lawrence (Kac?) Tribune, May T5
We received yesterday fiotn one of
our correspondents the following letter,
which gives the details of a shooting af
fray that occurred at Baxter Srfrigs last '
Dan Rice's circus on Wednesday
brought up at Baxter. . At this point,
during the .evening performance, a new
feature wss introduced not new to Bax
ter, but new to the circus. It was in the
shape of a first class thooting affray,
enacted inside the canvas and during the
performance, though not down on the
bills The difficulty was between oue of
the proprietors of the circus, Spaulding,
and Wesby Taylor, the City Marshal of
Taylor attempted to arrest one of the
candy and lemonade venders iu the cir
cus for selling without a license, whereat
cpaulding interfered, saying that no one
could be arrested inside the tent, and at
tk. Mine time drawing his revolver:
Taylor generally carries such a tool him
self, and naturally "went"' for it. ' As be
was drawing it Spauldttfg fired at him.
which Taylor returned, and then the two
settled down to business and cracke i
away at each other nutil four or five shots
apiece were exchanged.
Two of Taylor's balls took effect ia
Spauldiug. one iu the lewer part of the
stomach, another ia the left side, aud an
other grazed Lis Ireaet, inflicting a plight
wound. His injuries, it is thought, will
prove fatal. Taylor c ime out of it with
a slight cut on his breast. Spaulding
was taken to the lggtns House, where
no now ilea iu a critical coiiuiuun. I r ... t
ti nco corner but a snort distance from
The tettt was packed full at the time. .aad npon a m o .ccompany-
and. as might be expected, the excite tbe to Father M Kee'B he remarked
rat nt was intense. The screaming and . .. . i . t . j j
" i that that was what lie wanted, and npon
fainting of the ladies and children was j the enferii)g tU yd t!i Bcrnt
huge, while the colored brcthnm m.J ;r, re ;zed him ,aJ eom!11enced err
tnA H..O, .n . r . i. a .... j n J
bee line in a body from the tent, and, if
reports arc unlhentic, are running yet.
After the row was over the showmen
sallied out in a body, caught an unoffend
ing pi inter named Wiggins and pounded
him pretty severely, besides inflicting a
tab or two in the bieast. They pre
lended they thought he was Tajlor, but
r.s this latter individual had just procur
ed an extra pair of revolvers, aud was
out on the street, the mistake was un
doubtedly a very healthy one for them.
The circus fixtures were soon after
loaded on the cars and moved to Fcrt
Sc-tt. and so ended the last " battlo in
Since receiving the above we have
been informed from parties who arrived
here yesterday from Fort Sco'l, that TVg
weller, the ringma3ter of the circus, was
also shot and wounded mortally, end has
since died. Our Hn format) t also stated
that Spaulding is also dead, and that in
the affray two citizens were wounded
Encounter with Rlack Snakes by aJTe
niau 94 Years Old.
A few days ago Mrs. Polly Vananda,
(a widow lady now above nirrcty-four
yeais of age, and probably the eldest
person in Lycoming county,) who re
sides alone at he old homestead in the
sixth ward, near the southern boundary
of Wildwood Cemetery, discovered a
huge black snake among the shrubbery
of her door yard. The ote lady is noted
among these who are acquainted with
her for the remarkable physical vigor
he maintains at sncli an advanced age.
and her daily use of it in labor, that
would wilt a modern belle in less than an
hour. So when she discovered - his
snakeship she stood upon no hesitation
about what to do, but at - once took a
clothesline prop, the nearest weapon at
band, and with the vim of three quarters
of a century ago. when she was a young
woman, Williamsport was a wilderness,
and such encouutets were not only com
mon but a necessity with both men and
women, attacked him and after beating
him until she supposed he was dead went
into the honse and thought little about
the occurrence until the next day, when
ber mind was very vividly recalled to it
by discovering her supposed dead snake
alive and stretched lull length npon a
bush and (as is the habit of most snakes
to go in pairs,) a companion of equal size
stretched alongside of him both leisurely
sunning themselves. Not to be outgen
eraled in that way, uor nothing daunted.
Mrs. Vanando procured her old weapon
and was about to attack the two, whan a
younger woman, who happened to be
present, became alarmed and interposed.
Mr. J. R. Clark, a neighbor, hearing the
screams of the latter went to inquire the
cause, and despatched both of the rep
tiles They measnted seven feet iu
length, aud were what are commonly
kuown as "racers." Another of the
same species and about equal size was
killed by a gentleman residing near by
ouly a few days before Lycoming
Satan's promises are like the meat
that fowlers set before birds, which is not
meant to feed them, bnt to take them.
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A MA5IAC HUB DEREK.
Cata'avqc, Pa.. May 27. The
usual quietness of this place was some,
what disturbed on Saturday last by the
report tha? Firther M'Kee, of St. Law
rence Catholic Church, bad been shot,
and npon intjuiry it was found that a
man had Called at the residence of the
priest, and asked to see him. Upon the
man coming into the clergyman's pres- .
en.ee, he was asked what was his
wish, and replying. -You know," was
interrogated further, wreupon be drew
from his pocket a Sharp's revolver, and
fired three shots at the priest, cne of
which struck the aroi which- was thrown
up as a ehiefcT. Propping the revolver
be ran' off. and a servant girl gave the
alarm to the neighbors. Before the man
could be secured he had made his way
to the wood at the edge of town and'
eluded capture. Some excited boys, who
had followed him, directed the crowd to
a honse occupied by a German, nan!
H inter Schlaucb, and but fr the inter
ference of the burgess anJ"other citizens
the jioor dab would hare been lynched.
He. was conveyed to the priest, who at
once pronounced him innocent, which
fact hut partially relieved the minds of.
the most excited In the meantime all
clue to the guilty parly had been lost.
Upon an examination of the wonnd of
Father M'Kee it was found that the ball
had entered the arm above the wrist,
passed around the bone, and was re
moved from under the flesh upou the op.
posite side his srm no doubt having
saved his life by being thrown up. Search'
eing made yesterday moruing fur tba
guilty party, he was found lying in a
iug inurdur. He was disarmed, when it
was found that he had another pistol and
knife, which he held in hi? pockets while
en the way to the Louse. He was also
recognized by the priest. . A large crowd
gathered, and' it was was with the great
est difficulty the m:in was conveyed to.
the lock up. Severf.l attempts were
made to lynch him, and when he arrived
he was bleeding considerably from blows
received on the way. The man gives
his name as William Pendpgraat. and
says he walked all the way from Phila
delphia to kill him. He worked here on
the Lehigh and Susquehanna railroad.
five years ago. There is no doubt but
what the man is insane, as bis not trying
to escape during the nhjht aud willing
ness to again go before the priest shows
conclusively that he is not iu his right
mind. He was conveyed to Allentown
for safe keeping, and will be taken t"
Kaston, to the Northampton couuly
Sbvkral years ago there was such a
tremendous freshet on the Illinois river,
that It was for a long time referred toai
'the flood ! ' During a . lawsuit iu
Peoria, an old man named Adam, living
in a little hacilet on I lie river known as
r'a;rdise. was examiued " as a witness.
"What is yonr name 1 ' was the firet
question asked him. "Adam, sir," said
he. "Your name is Adam, is it ? Well
where do yon live 1" Iu Paradise sir."
"Oh yonr name is Adam, and you live
in Paradise, do you I Well how long
have you lived there?" "Ever since
before the flood, sir," replied the simplo
old man, whose words were drowned in
a roar of laughter, in which the couit.
Jur - V' counsel .P' Cttors all joined
Geiti.no Rkdy for Jldomeqt
Day. An ex-Union soldier has sent 810
to the Secretary of the treasury as a con
tribution to the conscience fund. In a
letter to the Secretary be says he ap
propriated some sngar and coffee and a
pair of Bocks' white guarding provisions
in east Tennessee during the war He
closes his letter by saying : "I mut get
ready for the judgment day, and although
this act would not be regarded very
wrong, it was a violation of the honor of
a soldier. A Government with sack a
President as we had then ought to have
soldiers that could be trusted even when
they bad been hungry for a long time..
I want no shadow on my soul when I
come to the judgment of God."
Few men kpow the force of habit. A
cobweb a thread a twine a rope a
cable. Venture not npon the first ; the
last is nearly past human effort to sun
der Be not proud of riches but afraid of
them, lest they be a silver bar to cross
the way to heaven. You must answer
for riches, but riches cannot answer for
A man out west, who offered bail for
a friend, was asked by the Judge if he
ha i any incumbrance on his farm. "Oh,
yes, my old woman," said he.
Always bear in mind that yonr exam
ple will speak louder than yonr tongue.
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