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UlU ly THE GRKAT ASTMOLOOI8T,
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tore, lo happiness hosu who, from doleful
event, ciituttrophes, erossci in love, hmaofrc
lotion, iiiid frieudu, lose of money, let'.., hnvo
kduinr despondent, bhe brings together those
Iisng auj)erute, civet iiifowiiutioii concern inn
ab.rnt Iriends or lovers, restores lost or atolen
properly, tells you the husiness you nro best
aialified lo purine id in what you will he ue
ve.sful, ciuiscs sxedy murriiiKes nnd tells you
llie verv dny you will morry, gives you the
anuie, iikeiiessnnd rhnrneieri.tiesof the i-rson.
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luo.t aupcruntiiral power, unveils the dnrk and
hidden mysteries of the future. rom the stars
we .ev in the lirmiiiiieiit tho iinilc fic slnrs that
recoine or predomiiiutx in tho coiifigurntioii
frcm the aspect. Hint nosilions of the pin nets
and the fixed stnr. in the heuvena at the time
til' birth, she deduces the future (li'stiny of man.
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rrth. Il costs you hut ii trilln, Mini you may
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Whose curling tendril, soft, entwined,
Curhauced t lie very heart nud mind.
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gloy s ppeiu'i.iicc. Tlie 1'i isjicr t'oinfl not only
carls the La il, but iiivii;ornlcs, bcuntillcs mid
elDtns it is highly and delightfully perfum
ed, ami is the most complete article of the kind
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ad p'Hitpaid for $1.
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rUODUt'SP hrlhe use of Prof. PEBRKUX
rKISEIt l.K C'ilEVEUX. One applicnlion
warranted to curl tho moat straight nnd stub,
dornhairof cither aex into wavy ringlets, or
heavy tnossive eurls. Has been used hy the
fashionables of 1'uris and London, with the most
f ratifying results. Does uo injury to the heir.
Vice by mail, sealed and post iinidf I. Deserip.
tiro Circulars mailed free. Address DKUljKK,
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Tree t Every Body.
A Large I pp Clrsnlnr, giving;' Infonuatloa
; oka f icateat luiuortanta to (he young of, both
HJII. '- - ' 1 - 1
h teaches how the homely may heenm beautiful
and the despised respected, and the forsuken
I o4 i v . v .
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M'CONNELSVILLE, JUNK 13, 1867.
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WOOD & POND.
Attorneys and Counselors at Lair,
M'CON N ELSVItLE, OHIO.
F. B, POND, Notary Public.
I. B. KYAKI.
H. h. JOHHS.
EVANS & JOKES,
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OFFlCJi, one door vest of Jiobertson'
M COWrLSTII-M.. OHIO.
JAMKS L. JJERRY,
. at fato,
On tCE OVER BREWSTER I CGBLETS' STURt,
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iUww il l services to the public In nil the
QiXlIlJ varieties and styles of fiENTISTUY
r I'urticnlnr nttention eiven ti the construc
tion of teeth oil l!UUl!i:it I'fcA I KS.
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that will give euUro siitlsf:ietinn. My motto Is
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r The above house Is enmmodlnus, with good
S I A Ul.l Mi connected. Hpecial efforts will he
m ule tu supply the wants of guests.
VEXTEIl ST., Xrar Steamboat Wharf
M CONN KLSVILLE, Oil IO,
. II IRTZr.M. -- ITopi ietur.
Thfe hone lift. Just hcen refill nUhed and fitted
up In the best lle,and every eflort will he made
tu nc commodate ihc tiuieling piihlic.
jons a. ntsyx.
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cltixens of tills town snd vicinity that he la sole
agent for the l.nrillard Kire Insurance Company,
and or t lie Home insurance lompauy.
6FFICB, Abort 11m Dook Eton if Idalr Broi.
JOHN DSL NST
.", Williamson a i)elaney .
Invite the patrouage of the public. Phaving
and half-dressing dona neatly,
yilOVi. .Th;City Kliavlnij Saloon."
THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY.
Wm. C. TEE8IZE
till eontloneito acegmmodote the public with
which rannnt be sorpvised anywhere.
r He has perfected arranjemen'l whereby
any one can be accommodated with the finest of
oil paintings and India Ink Work.
ROOMS, In J. C. Stone's Ilulldlnr.
North Center Street, over floone's Ssddler Pimp.
F". SILL & CO.,
Dry Goods, Groceries, Jiotioiu, Tiuwarc, Trunks
AND . I
II 0 USE FU UN 18 HI NO GOODS,
Opposite Court Ilonse, MTomi.l.vllle.O.
J. EWlNGj M. D.r
lliyisician and SilLgeon
OFFICE, in East Room of liunna'i Law Building,
!-BProfesiotialCalle promptly attended to-tj,
J! Particular attention given to Discuses
of tho Lungs and Chronic Diseases.
RESILIENCE, at tho Tatterson Home, over
Adam k Kahlur's Storo.
Booth and Surratt
A Pen Picture of the Lying
Rascal. [From the Mac-a-check Press, June 1.]
Tho business of a dctcctivo, how
ever noccssnry it may bo, has never
ben regai deii ns tlie raont rcputnblo.
.Vlietber it can boregnrdeJ otherwise
tint n doHpisablc, depends altogether on
tho character of tho detective. In
Etirono, wlioro tho system, both po
litical and of the polico, has been cur
ried to almost perfection, tho first
quality sought for in thi) dotoctivo ii
honesty. Ho is intruHtod Withso much
irrcpponsihlo power thnt unless ho i
possesed f the highest integrity his
office becomes tho moans of carrying
out what it was created to sup
In this country, acting on tho old
maxim of sotting n thief lo catch a
thief, wo suffer nioro troin our police,
nnd especially the detectives, than we
do from the rogues. And in all cases
vhero the honest man gets into troub
le ho had better go over to the enemy
at onco, and seek safely among tho
thieves, jie may in that caso lose his
property, but ho will save his tamper
and bo relieved of much aggravation
(rcncral ifaker (Urcvet Urigndier
General God save tho mark) is it rop
rosentativo man. lie is the American
detective. From among tho thieves
ho was scloclod as the thief to catch
thieve?. Ho has tho distinctive fea
tures and qualifications of his calling.
Of theso ho boasts. Il is his pride of
character. It is said thnt Gen. Scott
first appointed him.niid if the General
had been questioned why, ho would
have responded, l,beonuso,sir, ho is the
most nctivo, intelligent, adroit rascal
that I know of." Tor tho samo rea
son the Secretary of War, Mr. Stanton,
contmned Uakcr in office. e can
seo tho grim-einilo which tho sardonic
secretary would dwell on his creatures
utter want of conscience nnd honesty.
It was a gravo error. A blot has
been left on tho fair lit mo of tho .Secre
tary, and n shame on our administra
tion. Brevet Brigadier Gen. Baker has
rushed into print. lie has niadoabook.
And sineo the publication of Barn urn's
Coil tensions and ykofrs Courtship,
nohtieh shamloss volumo has appeared,
Recollecting General (Brevet Briga
dier) BaL-or'H qualifications ns a de
tective, wo may appreciate his qunl
flcations ns ' an author. How many
lies aro we to have to tlie squaro ineh?
That is the question Unit tmiftanimnto
tho reading world on taking up his
Wo no. or could make out what tho
Into and lamented Mr. Lincoln wanted
.with u detective system ut all. From
tho hour of his first inauguration up to
that of his doaih, tbo thieves were till
in office. Excepting Messrs. Chnso,
Stanton nnd Holt, Ft was impossible
almost to lay hai.tls on nn official and
not touch a man not made rich through
his position. This was especially tho
caso with the monej'od offices. Hon
est men stood aghast at tho impunity
wlthwhioh stealing went on. All
cries of shame and outrngo socmod un
availing. All opposition was thrown
awny. Thieves wore turned out to bo
succeeded bv thieves, and collossnl
fortunes were ninde In an hour. 1 lie
amiable old Presidont craekod jokes
cver Jib rascality, and aid that in bis
appointments ho had to run hit hand
into a suck offifty snakes to find one
ecU Among tho later acts of tho Con
gress that preceded his death was an
investigation of tho cotton frauds, and
out of a groat number of permits to
steal, throe-fourths'were signed by the
We knerw that any quantity of timid
men will remonstrate at this, as likely
to injure our party. We think differ
ently, nnd firmly believe that the only
hopo wo have to hold our Government
in tho hands of loyal men, is to ex
pose tho rascality nnd drive out tho
thieves. To remain silent is to con
nivo at tho frauds and protect tho ro
gues. To return, however, to our mutton
7ery tough and tainted at thnt. AVe
open Brevet Brigadier General Baker's
book with tho samo feelings wo tnko
up a dying speech and confession, bo
lioving that all that is interesting is
not true, and all that is not truo is not
interesting, and find it from tcgining
to end about tho dullest performance
it has been our misfortuno to meet
with. Wo turn at onco to that part
which treats of-tho assassination, in
it wo find, if any whero, tho uses of
our national police, and the net pur
port nnd upshot of tho much vaunted
detoctivo system. And tho result, to
tiso a slang term, is ' nix. If, ns is
claimed, a great conspiracy existed,
originating at Ilichinond, nnd encour
aged in Canada, it went on under tho
nose of Brevet Brigadier General Ba
ker, and engaged his attention onlj'
when tho President was killed in the
presenco of a great crowd, nnd the
Secretary of State was hacked to
pieces at his own residence. If, on tho
other hand, no conspiracy had being,
tho subsequent coil with "tho bunging
of one woman nnd several mbeciles,
wcro outrages on our common sense,
to say nothing of that neglected god
dess called Justice This is all und
for this little till, wo havo paid dear-
For the book itself few words nro
requisite. It abounds inl bnie faccd
lies. Ono requires little experience in
this sort of literature to recognized the
falsehoods at once. It rends very
much like a sccond-rato tale in tho
Ledger. It has all tho marks of a
mean, poverty-stricken imagination.
Each series of adventures culminates
in an impossible escape, whero success
turns on tho not very brilliant smart
ness of the h--ro and tho utter imbecil
ity of Iho enemy.
In the escape from Bichmoud, for
example, if wo nro to tnko as truth tho
account of Dj is, Toombs und Brock,
wo must accept bavis, Toombs ami
Brock as tho veriest jackasses tho Lord
ever set on end. Brock is unknown
to fame, but Davis and Toombs have
rather impressed this age with a con
fideneo in their sagacity, and so long
as this confidence continues Brevet
Brigadier General Baker's attack on
their brain must bo at a discount.
Tho evidenco of a falsehood, how
ever, is to bo found in tho fact that
throughout tho narrativo the author
not onlv gives the minutest details
but the accompanying conversation.
Tho moment a story-teller undertakes
to give tho "says he," nnd "says ho,"
and "says I," ho passes into tho region
of romance Let any one try this for
himself. Make nn effort to remember
tho words, of a conversation hold yes
terday, nnd mark tho result; and then
judgo of tho reliability of a conversa
tion running through an entire volumo
nnd extended ovor years in tho past.
In this connection wc call attention
to the assorted confession of .Mrs. Sur-ratt.--Tho
cimplu rules governing evi
denco force us to tt consideration first
of the character of tho witness; second
ly, to tho probability of tho story. In
either view this proposed confession
falls through. Our Brevet Brigadier
General has been convicted of lying,
nnd ho tells us that a woman who
made a hard fight for her wretched
life, forfeited that life to a man that
she loathed nnd dixpiscd.
for such noodles as tho
It will do
editor of ihe
Cleveland Herald to reproduce this ab
surd story but no man possessed of
a thimbleful! of brains believes it.
There is one thing that strikes us
forcibly, nnd that is the rcmarknblo
similarity betwoen tho stylo of this
book and that of tho so-called Booth
)ki-. To any ouo of ordinary sa
gacity it is ditlictilt to distinguish ono
frou the other. In tho history of this
remarkable diary wo learn that it
passed from the luiuds of Brevet Brig
adior General Jiaker to Mr. Slanton.
Of nil tho possessions lound on tho
body of tho assassin, tho diamond pin
and diary aro the only two not ac
counted for. Wo rocognincd tho dis
tinguished detcclivo in the fact. But
the world is puxaled to know why the
able Judge Ad vocal o General, in his
effort to identify tho body of Booth,
failodto produce the most jiositivo evi
denco, aud Unit was tho noto-book or
diary of (the deceased. Bakor, the
diary, and tho diamond pin nil disappear
Tbo wonder is solved in the fact, wo
suggest, that Judgo Holt nnd Mr.
Secretary Stauion discovered that
eighteen pages had been cut from the
book, and certain other entries made
that could not be identified is tho
hand-writing of tho assassin. This
clears up the mystery that attached to
Wo now understand why Judgo Holt
failed to produce it at tho trial, and
why Mr. Stanton treats with contempt
all rcferenco to it. Without somo such
explanation tho conduct of these two
eminent statesmen appear inexplica
ble. This is the first and wo fervently
hopo tho Inst of political espionage in
America. It wns born of Soward nnd
his littlo bll, and dies in Baker. It
wns concicved in sin, livod in shnmo,
nnd died in general disgust. Let ev
ery honest man throw a stone on its
decayingcarcass, that a monument may
remain to warn futuro generations to
beware of such attributes of despot
ism. In this way Brevet Brigadier
General linker may bo of uso to human
ity, and in no other
Scene in Church-
Young Man Who desired to be
Tho latest innovation in tho usngo
and custom of tho Established Church
of Scotland, is tho celebration of mar
riage publicly in church before, tho
congregation, instead of privately nt
tho residence of tho parties, tho former
mode, it is alleged, being in conform
ty with tho directory of public wor
ship, nr.d tho ancient practice- of tho
I'rcsbytcrinn Church. Apropos of this
innovation, tho following incident may
bo related. It probably occurod in
tho ancient times referred to, but the
date is not material. Tho afternoon
services had ended, and tho congrega
tion wcro aranging themselves for tho
benediction, when, to tho manifest in
terest of tho worshipers, the good par
son descended from tho pulpit to tho
desk below, nnd said in u calm, clear
"lhoso wishing to bo united in tho
holy bonds of matrimony, will now
pleus como forward."
A deep stillness instuntly fell over
the congnegation, broken only by tho
rustling of tho silk, us so'iio pi ety girl
or excited matron changed licr posi
tion to catch tho first view of tho
couple to bo married. 2io one, how
ever, nrose, or seemed in tho least in-
clineu to riso. Wherupon the clergy
man, deeming tho first notice unheard
or misunderstood, repealed.
"Let those wishing to be united in
tho holy bonds of matrimony now
Still no one stirred. Tbo silence be
came ulmosto audible, nud a painful
sense of awkwardness among those
present was felt, when a young geutlo
man who occupied a vacant seat in the
broad nislo during tho service, slowly
arose an'J deliberately walked to the
foot of the alter. Ho was good look
ing and well dressed, but no female
uccompanied his trawls. When bo
arrived within a respectful dihtauco of
the clergyman ho paused, and with a
reverand bow stepped to one aide of
tho aisle, but neither said any thing,
nor seined at all disconcerted at .the
idea of being innrriod alone.
Tho clorgyuiau looded anxiously
around for tho brido, who, ho sup
posed, was yet to arrive, and at length
remarked to tho young gentleman in
- Tho lady, sir, is dilatory,"
"Hud you not bettor defer tho cer
emony?" '1 think not"
"Do you suppose she will be bore
"Mo, sir," said tho young gontlo
man, "how should 1 know of the lady's
A few moments were suffered to
clupse in this uupleusant stato of ex
pectancy, when th clergyman renew
ed his interrogatories.
' ll)id tho lady promiso tontteud at
tho present hour, sir?
ii-1 .i . r i. . i jl .
uy mo inuy, to uc sure, tnui. you
I 'o wailing hero lor. ,
I did not, heur her say any thing
about it," was tho unsatisfactory re
sponse 'Then, sir, may I ask you why you
nro here, und for what purposeyou thus
n iflo in tho sanctuary of tho Most
High?., said the somo what enraged
"1 came, sir, simply becauso yon in
vited nil tho'-o wishing lo bo united in
Iho holv bonds of matrimony to stop
torwaril; ana I happened to entertain
such a wish. I tun very sorry t havo
iiiisunaestooU you sir, nnd wish you a
very good dav.
Iho bonodiction was uttered in the
stlcmnity of tone very littlo in accor
dance with the twitching of tho facial
nerves, and when, after thecaurch wns
closed, tho story got amongst tho con
gregation, more than ono girl regret
tod that thoyounggontleman who real
ly wished lobe unitod in the holy bonds
of matrimony, had been obliged to de
parted without a wife.
The Yankee Peddler.
There is a shci iff residing in Illinois,
who was "taken iu and dono tor" on
ono occasion. He mado It a promi
neut partf his businoss to ferret out
and jun, peddlers for l-reling
KATES OF -ADVEKTISlHlie
One column ooe jeer . 't. ttH N
Half a solum one jeer . . . et M
Quarter oolutaa one ear- I Ms
Special Notices, per llao n
Boslness Card of not more tttao ei fiae
fot on ear ..... j gt
Marriage sod death notices free. . .
through tho State without .a licenso;
but one morning ho met his match In
tho person of a genuine Xankee pod--dlcr.
"What havo you got to soil at y
thing?" ask tho sheriff.
" xaas, sartin; what d'yo want? Got
razors, fust, that's an article yon need
squire, I should say by the looks of
your baird. Got good blacken; 'twill
make thorn old boots of yourn ibine
so't you can shave in 'ent o'namobt.
Balm of Clumby, too, only a dollar a
bottle; good for the h&'r and assiston
poor human natur, as tho poet says."
And so be rattled on. At length the
sheriff bought a bottle of the balm of
Columbia, and In reply to the question.
whether ho wanted anything olso.that
functionary said he did he wanted to .
see tho Yaukee's license for peddling
in Illinois, that boing bis duty as sher
iff. . ,
Tho Yank showed him a document
fixed up good and strong, in black and
white. The sheriff looked at it and
pronounced it all right. Then hand
ing back tho bottle to tho poddlor, he
"1 don't think, now that I bought
this stuff, I shall ever waut it. I rock
on ,1 might ns well sell it back to
you. What will yougivo for it?"
"O, the darn stuff is no uso to mo,
but scciii' it's you, sheriff, I'B give you
twenty-five cents for it, ifjou really
don't wan't it."
Tho sheriff handed over tho bottle
at tho largo discount from his own
purchase, and received his change. ,
"Now" said tho peddler, "I'vo got a
question to ask yon. Havo you got
any peddler's licenso about your trow
".No; I havn't any use for the arti
cle, myself," replied tho sheriff.
"Hain't oh. Wal, I guess we'll eoe
about that, pooty darn soon. Ef I nn
derstand the law, its a clear caso that
you've been tradin with me hawkin,
and poddlin' balm of Columby on tho
highway I'll inform on you darn'd
if I don't, nowl"
Tho Yankee was as good as Lip word
Wbon ho reached tho next village be
mado his complaint, and the sheriff was
fined eight dollars for selling without
Ho whs heard afterwards to say,
that you "might as well try to hold
greased eel ns a live Yankee."
More About the Jeff Davis Disguise.
The Portland Argus publishes tho
I am uo admirer of Jeff. Davis; I am
a Yankee, born botwocn Saccarappa
and Gorhain Corner, and full of Yan
kee prejudices, but I think it wicked
to lie even about him, or for that mat
ter, about the devil.
I was with tho party that captured
Jeff. Davis saw tho whole transaction
from its beginning. I now say, and
hopo thai you publish it, that Jeffer
son Davis did not have on at tho time
ho was taken any garment such as is
worn,by women. Ho did have over
his shoulders a water proof article of
clothing something like a"Havelock."
It was not in the least, voncoalod. IXo
wore a hut, and did not cat ry a pail of
water on his head, nor carry pail buck
et norkettlo in any way.
lo tbo best of my recollection, uo
carriod nothing whatever in his bands.
Ills wifo did not toll any person that
her husband might hurt somebody if
ho got exasperated. Sho bohavod like
a lady, and ho as a gentleman, though
manifestly ho was chagrined at bolng
taKen into custody. Our soldiers be
haved like gentlemen, as they were,
and our officers like honorable, bravo
men; and tho foolish stories that went
the newspaper rounds of the day tol'
ing how wolfishly ho deported himsolf,
wore all falso. I know what I am
writing nlout. I saw Jcfforson Davis
mnny times while he was staying in
Portland several years ago, and think
I was the first one who recognised htm
nt tho tinio of his arrest.
When it wns known that he was
eorUinly taken, sirao nowspaper cor
respondent I Know bis name at the
time fabricated tho story about tbo
disguiso in nn old woman's dress. ' I
heard tho wholo matter talkod ovor aa
a joke, and tho officors who knew bet
ter, never took tho trouble to deny it
Perhaps they thought that the confed
erate President deserd all the con
tempt that could b't put upon him.- I
would nover perpetrate a ft.lseb.ood
that by any means would become his
And fhrthsr I would nover slander a
w oman who his shown bo much devo
tion as Mrs. Davis has to her husband
no matter how wicked he ia or may
I defy any person to find a alright
officer or soldier who was present i
the capture of Jeff. Davi, who will say
upon honor that he was disguised in
women's clothes, or that his wife acted
in any way unlady like or undignified
on that oc-assion. I ge for trying him
for his crimes, and if he is found guilty
punishing liira. But I would notlio
about him when the truth will certain
ly make it bad enough. ..
JAMES H. PARKER.
Filburnville, Pa., May 9, 1867.