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t'UBLISBED EVERT TtlURSDAT MOtlNIXO.
T R It M ft
rVw en year, payable In advance . - . tl 01
For itx inonlbn. pnynble In ailmuct . - - ion
For tbie month, peyHbie in advance - - - to
: . JOSKm A. KliLLT, LMilor.-
V. 13.r EWIS &-Co ,
j . DEALERS IX
FARM IMPLEMENTS - AND - SEEDS,
No. 05 X.Tain Gtrect,
2 A "if li 8 V "I J, fr,' f H I O.
Agent for the. "BUCKEYE MOW KIT
a. b. krixi.
EVANS & JONES,
ATTOi.iNE'S AT LAW,
OFFICE, ons door Veet of Iiolnttm'i
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f. w. wood.
-WOOD & POND,
l..raajg aud Couuiclor. at Lavr,
M'CONNKLA VILLE. OtllCN
F;B.F0iND, Notary Public
JAMES L. BERRY,
ernes ov'bb bhekster i rocEaTy Halt,
' II COHNELSVILLB, OHIO.
B. If. POWE.R,
ATTORN Y " AT -LAW,
0F11CE Trith J. E. Uannn, CcnJer Slrcnt,
W ; 0.0 N N K L H V I L L K , O U I O
. M. TNJIKRY.
STANDEIIY & PYLE,
ilomcgi nt $afo(
.. .i.'eCONELSVlLLE1. OllIQ. .
OFFICB Second Elory of Ksrrii' CaHfLa;
HAT I.afrnl businne prnmpUy atlondnd t, and
MCialttUwliou fiviutolb oollectlou of nil diahV
Inl'oldlro; .. u;-l -
Dr. w: n; hambleton
fT"" ""S rontlnnei to olftr bit prafM.ana,l
A? :.-; ,crlc to the pnhlio In all Hi
JCDcr2lU TiitiMndirtjtiof DtmrjatBr
BJT Purtknliir attention riven to th tonstriKv
Uoa of'trets oa fcUBHWB rMrus.
Dntcr street, ftl'CouncUvUIe, Q.
13:.-. KELLY- .-
. ' jtrco.T.'SELSt iixa, ortio.
tpeelal attention Riven lo the lreamat of
CHRONIC) DltiEAiiES. ..
f rofciiionai U pioiuptlj rerpoiidud to.. .
CPFICE taotTiWrst Comer of th Tiibllc SqBdro.
Phyisiclan and Surgeon,
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lUijjeclfull J offtm tiln rrortHntanal if rvlrH to Dm
ilitn of U'Coanetivill ud rlainlt.
OFFICE, FBOXI mi OVP.tt STOXB'I itule
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Where ht rtn lie foand ( all iU or BitfM,
whon ool prnfolonlly abwnl. , '
J. EWJNG) M. Dn
trCOVKUrBTILLB, OHIO. ; 1
OFFICE, la Ef st loom cf Danna'i Lay . j!a.fl2U4
aBPriiioLiiVCJli prompilttlHadti hi"f
f,,.,ly I . I f .
far- Partlealor atta&ttua rf JiUal
ef tho Long aa4 Jironjo pUaaac. ,
FK91DIKCR, at PatUViioV Hvu, vr
fAiUiai' Xablar'a Bt.
Merchant . Tailors,
'-Oentci' It., ai'CoBmeUvllItt, O.
oi4ow,r2rmt q?. J,.'p, etotf,:i, Q)
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' TW an Iwit ready U adWBknodaWa
I nhlaaiert the loweal eaah ratet. ... .
A nialwaji warrunti4. Me
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nfTTCi irnlrDT; 'A::rMirt tthi ' -:
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FEBHUAUY 21, 1867,
m A exra.
F1. ILL A CO..
. DKAI.ER3 IN , '
Dry Cooiln, O;ori, Rotiom, Tinware, Trunk
" . , , AND
liopeE FURXisnio oooDia,
eMr Cont-t Itoaee, FrHnclTUltsO.
J) 0 tf .
THE ART CF PHOTOGRAPHY,
Wm. O. T 11 IS 8 I Z 15
still contlnnnto atcninmadate the pabllc vttb
wlili-h oannnt be arp,,d anywhere.
S9 Tie ha perfpotut airaiijcmeni wlieiwtyy
anj on run k acremmndated with the Daeat J
nil (laiotiug aud India Ink Work.
UO.i;, In J. C. Hliuio'l HulldlRff,
Kertb Center Street, orer tloene'a Saddler Shop.
S., S. .. & J.V Y II E'S ,
OTSR WOOD rOND'd LAW OfKICB,
Invitee the attention ef U a wib te nbtatu
that will 1 entire tatlafaetlon. Ur motto la
"Tu fflve aUfutftlu or uo oliarj "
not hi I BUS.
7 IIOOTAXU MIOK ItlHXUI.VO
At. hla olJ t3t(!,
AlSolMlnj tb Central Iloose.
fob 8 5mo.
CKXTF.R ST.,Kcar Steamboat lYharf
Jf. MKTCALF, rrop'r HI. H. 3IETCALF, Cl'k.
UT The above house I commojlonii.wlth food
8TA m.lMi conncttoil. Peclal uTt4 will be
made tu mipply the wnuLi nf kiicmM.
CEXTF.tt ST., Mar t-tearnloat mar
IL'CONNELSYILLE, OHIO, .
X. LMAKlTZEXIi - - - - Proprietor.
Thin bonno hu jimt beon lefm nUbed and nttod
up In the beat alyla.uud every ilurt will be made
lo acooiimiodutt! tho trateliiiK publlo.
VALLEY HOUSE, .
Corner of i:!land !tlaln 8trot,
MALTA, O II I O,
Wm. SCOTT - - - - - rroirItor.
' W The above liniel, commodlem, with food
UTA l!l,li; uliimlitxJ . Every offuii will Lo made
ti4til'y the travi'lin pnhllu.
[From the Ohio Statesman]
A Wizard's Home.
Curious Country-House of Robert
Houdin the French Prestidigitateur-
Automatic Doors and Gates--How His Servants
Automatic Doors and Gates--How His Servants are Called--Domestic Uses of
' A' wi'iter itx the Journal des Debata
gives an entertaining ooount of it ra
cont vinit to the country-boase ofllob
ert llouctin, the faniouB "prentidigita
tur." Houdon Beenis to hato shown
excellent tato in the solection of a'
u i lo. Ilia residence in oa the loft bank
of the Loire,' opposito tho tows of
liloii. ' ' ' '
" 'Novel application of cloctricty and
Paribus' ingenious devices Lave been
introduced by M. lloudin. ' We trans
late some interesting panr.gen ? .
AN AUTOMATIC DOOR.
An jron gateway lor carriages gives
access to a longwinding'aveuue bor
dored.with trees w hiclt mate 'an arbor
of it : a little door at the left is devoted
to the'uso'of pedesinans.' 'This' dobr
10 urnurntniou wiia a juueu liiiutHor,
abpveV'ck ' iDioribod' the name of
thtj proprietor, ar.'d belbw'ihat'of the
proporty, 'vyhiich is the old' priory' of
the cathedral of Dlois, Yon ete alto
he word "knotkl0 Tho knocker, Vh'en
lilted; establishes an elottrie cotunninij
catioa 'which'.by 'nieans of a wir like
that' 6f tho telegraph, soarJs V great
clock tioll'in4 the'hoe several bund
red. yards distant.' The servant, thai
uotifiod of an arrival, Is hot -obliged to
tVudgo this distance he onfy switches
a cord which opens the door. This
same string, still by means of electric
ity, turns the plate of th4 door, ad
substitutfs the ward "enter" for the
work "knock.".. The visiter pushes
tho door half opon ; if opened further
it sounds, a rmnll bell, vrhich rings
louder the rhrther tho door is priVhed
back, co that the inmates not oaly
know that the visitor has entered, hut
also can tell pretty accurately whether
he is alone or Accompanied by others ;
for a ftinglo caller does not commonly
trouble himself to push the door wide
open.: . , , . . .,"'-.'
' M. Itobert lloudin find his wife have
plenty of time to prepare for the ro
ception of thoir visitors while they are
comir-g np the long shaded avenue of
which we havo spoken. Besides, the
mastor of the bonis, by means of a
ghisa ta'ounted in his study, ean see
those who enter, distinguish them,
count them, roconaoitris - them.' J
shouM add, to end the description of
tho liit domefctie luschaoism, that
when tho littlo door shuts, tho word
"knock" ngain appears on the plule,
and, os the servant accomplishes, no
thing by pulling the Mnng except
when some one has knocked, the fami
ly are aiwHs euro that the door has
not been left open by any carelessness;
moreover, ft livtle placard placed in tho
vestibule ol iho houac, and controlled
by the mine cloctrio agent, boars the
words "gates opon," cr "gates shut,"
fts they aro in the one or the other con
dition a contrivance which remedies
tiny negligenco on tho part cf tho servants.
HOW CARRIAGES ARE RECEIVED.
If it is A carriage- which presents it
self at tho gate, the coachman opens
tho door just described, enters, opens
the great gate which .communicates
with the houseby several eloctrio wires
which set the great bell ringing, and
the rest passes off in the same way as
in tho . of callers on foot. If the
coachman has not closed the gate be
hind him the little table in the vesti
bule indicates it, and they know in
tho house that the gate has been left
Near the outside door in placed, as
is tho cttVtom at present, a box for pa
pors and lottcrs ; tho external opening
of this box is closed by a little cover,
which can bo lifted at ploascrfe; wherJ
lifted, it establishes in the clcctriy ap
paratu the contact necesitiry to pro
duce tho cnrreiit1 The postman has
orders to first deposit the papers, and
then tho letters oao by ono. As each
one is dropped into tho box,' tho lifting
of the cover puts the enrrcnt in play,
aad sounds a particular bell. "Good,"
says M, Robert ll3udin"thore are ruy
papors and lotters," and you know
that in the country this moment is
looked for with sonie impatienc'o.
"Jean, go and bring me the papers,
and three letters which are in thebox."
No chance for rognery or negligence,
here, for the bell has tinkled three
times since tho ring produoed by the
package of papers.
i But does it not happen that the passers-by
amuse themselves by lifting
this little gilded knocker which they
noe glittoring below tha name cf Rob
ert lloudin, 60 universally known by
his reputation asguiuivorcerer? , And
do they not often make the inmates
pull the cord uselessly ? That has in
deed happened sometime, but rarely,
so well accustomed have the people of
the neighborhood now become to this
little mystery, and so little disposed are
they to ttnaoy an . amiablq neighbor
who shows them nothiug but kindness
and courtesy. Only on Sunday the
soldiers in their strolls among he sab
urbs of Blois, attracted, by this knock,
er and this raagio name,, amuse them
selves by knocking a . Jhe door and
bringing .out. thet word Renter." Thit'y.
take therasojves oT at enco without en
tering, aad, the people of h heute
know what that mtiim. Jt is a little
iooouvenieace of thi ingenious mech
anism, which, in othpr respects, renders,
soniany spryices. Let anow pene
trate into the iiomufrv of W. Robert
V ... 1.1 'V 1 .'.SI t . . , '.,
AN AIRY ROAD
- The avenue whioh Jeads tohi house
is out between two little, bills, prowned
with trees. ; When you are .walking in
this little park you cannot p's from
one hill to tho other, witbont defend
ing into this avenue and climbing ap
the other aide. This weuld be a fa
tiguing exerciso. To remedy thia two
wire cable Lave been stretched from
hill to hill. To theso cables aro sus
pended twa ohariala, rolling on pulleys
on to go, tho other1 to retfrrn. You
sit down cn the first; the. weight of
your body moves it, end you erocs tho
acooped-out avenue by the airy road.
When the chnriot has landod you on
the earth It returns to its place by a very
simple tiVrjchanisini It in motion by
counterpoises. ' After having visited
this part of the park, you can retaru
to the first by tho same process, and
those little voyagos which reoall the
Russian mountains, are very amus
ing. . ,
W cOmo to tho house of the gnrd-ener,-
II. Robert lloudin wishes that
his people should be at thoir work
bright and early; to secure this be has
put np in Antoino's bed-room aa nlarm
clock, which sounds at a fLxod hour by
means of an olecliio clock; is' has ta
ken care to place this alarm, not near
the bed-room of his gardener, but ut
the other side ot tho room ; now the
electric hubbub dows not stop untilyou
unhook the conducting wire ; so An
toine is oblige.! to get np in order to
deliver himself from tho deafening
noise, und on;o up, he will not bo like
ly to go buck to bed. The battle is
Uoyond the lodge of tho gurdener is
the hot-house, in which are kept dur
ing the wintor the orange and other
treea which aro sensitive to oold ; but
if it is neoeesary to keep those from the
frost, it is quite as hurtful to expose
them to excessive heat ; it is, there
fore, necessary to have the moans of
vory tying the teutporature of thogreon
house, and, above all, of assuring one's
self during the night that the gard su
ing has not been neglected. Nothing
ensior to If. Robert lloudin. A metal
lic thermometer, composed of two diff
erent plutea, which dilate unequally
when heated, at a cortain degree of
boat or of cold pushes a little valvo,
which puts it in communication with
an electrio apparatus, the current once
established, sounds a bell which noti
fies the master of the house.
You will conjecture that the subject
of clocks has not been neglected by a
man who has accomplished wonders
in that kind of mechanism, il. Robert
Houdin has given to his native town
Blois an electrio clock, net kept in
motion by eleelricity transmitted and
regulated by another clock of the com
mon kind, but performing its func
tions under the direct inUuenco of a
pilo, which is only renbwed once n
year ; all the clocks and watches m
the town are regulated by this clock.
In his house, M. Robert lloudiu has
a clock of groat precision, a veritable
ohronomoter ofnommon make; it goes
by means of a weight which it h nec
essary to wind np. every week or eve.
ry month ; to obvUle this necessity,
M. Robert lloudin has utilized a wast
ed force, whteh no one before him has
thought of employ ing; it is the kitch
en door which, constantly opened and
shut, winds up by this coustant going
and coming the weight of his dock.
By mean of an electrio communica
tion, the pendulum gives motion to the
bauds of several dies placed in differ
ent corners of the mansion, to that in
getting up of a moraing, and putting
his nose as thoy say, out of the win
dow, M. Robert lloudin sees on tho
right, o,n i tho gable end of his green
hUBe, the hour of day, on the left, on
thegablo end of another building, a di
al hand'which tells him the state oftho
barometer', while directly in front is a
vane which shows the dirbction of the
wind.-., And now, do. not. these ingeni
ous and disoreet mechanical servants,
so obedient, of so even a temper, whoso
wages "are' ( 'almost nothing, who' are
neither blustern'ig nor awkward, who
do not break anything, who, in a word,
do not make jokes or bolls, and who
are consequently the idoalof the model
secant need a great deal of care?--'
T wt hours a year, to icon'ew the electrio
piles... It is but simple truth to 'say
thai all this is arranged in a perfection
In whioh 'yoa' perceive the inventive
wina and fcand of a w6rT8erfully skill
fill ftHist.. (: i
The saloon of M. Robert lloudin is
ornamented with eotre artioles of a
special nature which deeorve mention.
They are f rslly, some ofthose charm
ing aatomatic figures which ije have
seen performing in his thoaters -jug
glers, rope-dancers, singing birds, io.
and, secondly, the singularly curious
and original autograph which was
pompously sent to him by the Arab
chiefd, with the'r signatures, in token
of their admiration, and of their grati
tude for the feats which ho porfojmed
before th out in - ( .
[From the New York Post]
The Rush to the Paris Exhibition.
As tho ppring approaches, wo see
many signs of an unusual migration to
Europe. "All the world" seem to be
going to the great exhibition. State
rooms on tho principal steamers have
been engaged months ahead. Before
New Year's wo wore lold that eight
hundred paasages had alroady been ta
ken on the Cunard Line, extending
through tho spring into the summer.
The same is true of the now French
lino to Brest, which has become agreat
favonto with the public. Jn conse
qnonco both havo raised their rales of
passage since tho 1st of January, tho
Cunarders charging $16." in gold (in
stead of $125, as before,) to Liverpool,
and the French lineSICO (instead of
8120) iu'gold to Bros. Still both will
probably be crowded. Other lines, al
so, are about to lncroaso their rates.
This general migration to Europo
might prove embarrassing were it not
that the Great Eastern comes to tho
roliefof the traveling publio. This
enormous ship, which was unfortanate
at the beginning of her career, but
which nobly redeemed horself in lay
ing two Atlantio telegraph cables, is
now to be turned uito a paMengerabip,
with tho same popular oommaudor,
Sir James Anderson. She has been
chartered by a French company torun
dnringthe summer between New York
and Brest, to carry passenger to the
great Exhibition. For this purpose
she is now preparing at Liverpool with
1,200 men a work upon her. The huge
tanks which held tho cablo have been
romoved, and six new boilers put in,
and the machinery has been removed
in every part.
As the Great Eastorn is fivo times ns
large as any ship afloat, 'so he is im
mensely stronger. Sho ie the only
ship in tho world that has" two bot
toms,' both of iron, threo feetapa'rt,
making in fact two ships, one insidr of
the other. This adds greatly to her
safety. JTer interior has also been en
tirely renovated. From her enormous
size being an eighth of a mile long
her cabins and state rooms are much
more spacious than in ordinary ships,
rier saloons are really magnificent
drawing rooms, and have all been doc
orated and refurnished in the latest
Fronch style. As two of them' havo
grand pianos, and may be turned into
ball rooms, the eompany thought itbut
fair to fufnisn another with one of Al
exander's great organs, as tho saloon
is almost as large as a church, and
might hold a very respootablo congre
gation. The state-rooms extend thro'
out the ship, and are fitted up to carry
two thousand pascangors. With this
number on board, the ship would not
be as much crowded as an ordinary
steamer with three hundred. In fact,
it would bo about as difficult to crowd
the Great Eastern as to crowd St. Pe
ter's at Rome. ,, ,
We have heard many inquiries as to
tho price of passage, and are glad to
learn that it is fixed at the moderate
sum of $100 in gold, with extra charg
es for superior state-rooms. , Tho com
pany hare adopted a principle which
will satisfy the American publio. It is
the sumo oa that on the lladson River
boats, via: to have one uniform' rate
for passengers, with an extra charge
for e?tra' nccommodatiAns. There are
nbaeoond class jmsserigers. All have
the same cabin and the same table,' &o.,
whilq. those whp must have the, extra
luxury pf a state-roem fitted, up 'with,
gorgeous upholstery, are Tery proper
ly thargeit extra for it.:,J This in- no
case exceed, t the highest, 5 10,' which
leavd.the fare tiU,$20 in gold lower
than' the French line to Brest, and $15
in gold lower than the Cunard line to
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
4 oe eeloua en -Half
a eolama oat year
. - i io et. . ,
0rtnr aolomn ote yew
Bpcetal BToMcee, par Hm
Baalnege Card t not nu tkaa til line
for oa year .....
Marriage and death notinei free. "
f . . y""-i
Liverpool.. -Thia is Tery moderate in i
doed, considering the splendid accom
modations." The arrangement, wo j"
think, will prove highly acceptable,
and we do not doubt that the"bigship"
with her gnlant commander, will soon
become very popular with the Ameri
can public. . "
Cromwell's Dissolution of the
Tho 20th of January, 1653. it th
date of this memorable event. The
Parliament by which Charle I had
been overcome, had dwindled down by
rarius purgatieri toabont flfty-lhroe
members, who aimed at becoming
sort of mild oligarohy fur the adminis
tration of the commonwealth. They
were deliberating on a bill for the fa-
ture representation, in which they '
.should have a permanent place, when
CromwellYesolved to mako an end of
them. It was the last incident in tho '
natural series of ft revolution, placing
military tower above all other.
Cromwell having ordered a compa
ny of musketeers to follow, entered th
House in "plain blaek clothes and ".
worsted stockings," and eitting'down,
listened awhile to their proceedings. '
Hearing at length the 'question pat '
that the bill da pass, he rose, pat off
his hat, and began to speak. In th ,
course of his address he told them of
their self-seeking and dolays of justice,
till ut length Sir Peter Wentworth in
terrupted him with a remonstranco
against such languago. Then blazing
up, ho said, "We hnve had enough of
this; I will put an end to your prat- -ing.
Stepping into the floor of the House,
and clapping on his hat, he comment- .
cd a violent harangue, whieh he oo- '
casionally emphasized by stamping ;
his feet, and came mainly to this: ''it
i.s not fit yon should sit her any long
cr you hav sat too long for any
good yon have been doing lately. Yon .
shall now givo place to better men." -"Cull
thera in I" he exclaimed, and his
officer Harrison and a file of soldiers
cutered the House. Then proceeding;
"You are no Parliamont? Some of.
you are drunkards" bending a strong
eye upon Mr. Chalonor; "some of yon
are." a word cxprcsaivo of a worao
immorality, and he looked at Henry
Martin and Sir Peter Wentwerth ; "liv
ing in open contempt to God'a com- ,
mandments. Some of yon are corrupt, '
unjnst persons ; how can yon be a
Parliament for God's people ? Depart
I say, and let us have don with yon.
Go I" - -
He lifted hi maea front th table
and gave it to a musketeer, to be taken
away. He caused Harrison, to glv
his hand to Spoaker Lenthal and lead ,
him down from tho' chair. The mem-,
bers, cowed bj his violence and the
kite of his armed men, moved gloomily .
out of th House. . "It is the Lord that '
has caused me to do this," he said. ; ."I .
have sought that II would rather elay
me tlfan put me upon doing this work," ,
Sir Harry Vane ventured remonstrance.
"Oh, Sir Harry Vane I" exolaimed tbV
Lord General,, "the Lord 'deliver mo
from Sir Harry Vane I" When all had .
gone out, he came out too aad locked,
the door. ; From that time . h was
master of the three kingdoms for about
five and a half years. .. .,.
Employment in Kansas-Plenty
We find the following in the Kansas'
City Journal of Commerce : -.'
"Kansas City will neod, by the first
of April, 5,000 men, laborers and m-'
obanics. Purine the past year w hav
erected over COO buildings, for 1 which
we have had to pay high priees, because'
of th high prico of labor. Bricklayer
six and seven' dollars per day, and oth
er trades in proportion. This city will
next season build throo times as" innbh
as it did last; w aro building a rail,
road bridge noross th Missouri, which
will cost over half a million of dollars;
we shall also bnild th largest depot in
the West. ' The Fort Soott railroad
will need both laborers and meohan
ios. Unless at least 5.000 mora labor-,
artanduteohanicsooine here by spring,
th work will Lava to"b delayed, and,
privat. -enterprise must , suffer, . W
hav at this time over one. .hundred
houses., whioh had to .be stopped last
fallor want of mochanios.' Buildings
would have been started last fall, but
on aioount ' of th lack of meehanicg
wr not begun..; ,!lJ.
1.5 - J :. 4rf.a 4,,t