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A WEEKLY KEW8PAPER,
totedtpthe Interests of the People of Elk Co
in ri'BLinimo KvicnY sati.rpat,
I3Y JOHN l- MOOllE,
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Nov. 28, 1887. JOHN P MOORE.
Editor and Proprietor.
TIME OF HOLDING COURT.
Second Monday in January,
Last Monday in A pril.
First Monday in August,
First Monday in November.
j. s7uoil DWELL, M. 1).
ThetewJI eclectic means to choose or
select medicines from all the different
sohools of meiicine : using remedies that
ire safe, fct4 -discarding from practice all
TOufcrBw that Siaire an impurious effect on
ttibeTflyHtn, such as mercury, nntimony,
lead, eop'ptrs -fee.
I lay aside uo lance the old blood
letter, relucer or dejteer, and equalise the
circulation and restore Hc system to its
natural elate by ahemlives and tonics. I
shall hereafter give iparticubir attention to
chronic diseases, pick as I'obenm.'Uisin,
Dyspepsia, Liver iuplint. Catarrh, Neu
ralgia, diseases of the throat, urinary or
gans, and all diseases peculiar to females,
CATARRH I treat with anew instrument
tif a late invention, which cures every case.
TEETH extracted n it hoot pain.
Office and residence south of Hie jail on
Ctre 8t. Office hours from 7 to 8 a. m
12 to 1 p. m ; C to 7 p. in.
Dec. 23 C7.-ly. J. 8. RORDWELL.
PRICE OF FURNITURE !
Mr. Charles L. Kaycr desires respectful
ly to inform the citinens of Kik County that
lie has now the most complete, cheapest,
nnd best lot of Furniture in the county.
Hit Furniture is all rnado in his own shop,
he can therefore warrant it to be neat ami
durable. lie has a largs assortment of
llureaue. Lounges, Sofas. Cnairs, Tables,
Wardrobes, Cupboard, liookcases, Rook
elands, Washstnnds, Towel Racks, Ilnli
Hacks, What Sols, HcdstcaJs of Whitewood,
Walnut and Cherry, Brackets, Picturo
Frames, and everything usually kept in a
first class Furniture Ware-Room.
He has connected with his eslsihliKlimcnt
a steam turning lathe, which will enable
tii in to do nil kinds of turning in a neat and
All he asks is a fair trial, and if his
wares do not give satisfaction, he will re
fund the money.
tny2218G71y St. Mary's, Pa. .
I KKLKH &W I LSU n"SiS E V
ING MACHINES. The under
signed having been appointed Sole Agent
for the sale of Wheeler & Wilson's Sewing
Machines for Elk county. lie keeps nn
Assortment constantly on hand. Machines
sold at Philadelphiaand New Yor prices.
Any parties desirous of obtaining them can
Address J. K. W1IITM011E,
March 9t-'G6-ly. at R-dway, Pa.
NOTICE OF AVPEaL. The Commis
sioners of Llk County, will hold ap
peals, at the time and places mentioned as
Feb, 18, for Spring Creek, at Irwins.
" lit, for Jones, at the Wilcox House.
" 20, Tor Highland, at Charles Stul.bs.
" 25, for Horlon, at D. Oysters.
" 20, for Fox, at John KojIis.
" 27, for Jay, at M. Spangle r's.
' 28, for licneiel, at. Ali.a Winslow's.
Mar. 2, for St. Mar's at M. Weliondorf's.
3, for Ueniinger, at J.. Windt'elder's.
4, for Ridgway. at Com. Olfico.
On the 6tu of March the appeal on un.
ealed lands will be held at Kidgu-ny.
L U MB Elt!
The Columbia iridgo Company will re
ceive proposals, addressed to Ci. It. Roll
ers, Chief Enginncer, Office Pennsylvania
A'ailroad Company, Philado'.phiu, unlil
February 20, 18(58. for about
3,300 OOO Feet White Pine, li. M.
TOOJOO Feet White Oak, li. M.
1,000 000 Shert Joint Shingles.
. To be delivered on the framing (-round,
at the .firidge in Columbia, Pa., ou or be
fore the 1st day of August
The lumber to be of the best quality of
bridge lumber, and subject to the inspec
tion, measurement, and approval of such
Agent as the Company may appoint. De
tailed bills and specifications cm he pro
tared by addressing G. II. ROrfERTS,
Penn'a K. R. Oliice, 1'iiiUd'a.
Feb. 8, 'C8 3t.
A TTENTIOX L I'M B Eh' M EX !
fpiIE EAGLE TURBINE WATER
i WHEEL, patented iulySO, 1HI17, is
superior to any wheel in use. The under
signed have the agency for said wheel in
the State of Pennsylvania, and can reconn
mend it as being the best manufactured.
For further particulars, and circulars, in,
quire at our Foundry in Kersey, wliero
machinery, mill-gearing, castings and steam
engines will be made to order at reasonable,
prices. We expect by giving satisfaction
in our work to receive a good share of pub
J. t. ROBERTSON,
Kersey, Pa., janlti Iruifqvl.
THE ELK ADVOCATE
RIDGWAY, PEXXA. FEBRUARY 29, 1868.
JOf.VF. MOORE, Ei;t'- f; Proprietor. V
.f Wontterful ttreant.
It was 1 in in t t lie year 1S'!1, in Ihe
thriving little town of Argcntierc, near
the foot of the Chrveiitics Mountains,
iu IVancc. The day was chaiming.
Many of the inhabitant, were traversing
the highways, sr'joying the agreeable
ncss of the weather. Among the nimi'
b';f was a tall young man, apparently
not mure than twenty five years of age.
In liifs right he carried a cane, and iu
his left, a small carilM-bag. Ilia gait
was quirk, and from his txprcesiou he
seemed to be bent upon some important
errand. In this manner ho went along,
occasionally glancing around to view the
surrounding objects. Ho bud hardly
gone more ihan a quarter of a mile
when, be came to a smj.ll street, which
was in the suburbs of the '.own. lie
turned and proceeded up this. Pres.
eotly, alter walking but a short distance,
he arrived ut an inn. Here ho hesita
ted ; and after viewing the exterior, he
muttered to himself tho following words :
" It i.s very singular' that this is the
first inn I have seen throughout my
route. However, I. will put up here."
So faying, ho entered the building,
and having registered his name, he was
shown to a room. After ordering his
dinner, he weut into his apartment to
rest hi nself. His order was immedi
ately responded to, and after eating, he
prepared to retire, intending to partake
of a lo.ig an J hearty sleep, so that ear
ly the nest morning he might visit the
various nierchauts of lite town. He m
CJrJingly went to bed and was soon
wrapped in slumber. While thus sleep
he hud a dream '.hat made the strongest
iuiprtsaion ou him. We will give it as
from the lips of the dieamct :
" I thought I had arvived at the same
town, but iu the middle of the evening,
which was really the case ; that I had
put ip at the sama inn, and gone out
tunuediatolys an unacquainted stranger
would do, in order to se3 whatever was
worthy of observation in the place. I
t.aiked down the main street into anoth
er street apparently leading into the
country. 1 had gone no great distance
when I came to a church, which I
stopped to examine. Alter satisfying
my curiosity, I advanced to a by-path
which branched off to the main street.
Obeying an impulse which I could
neither account lor nor control, I struck
into this path, though it was winding,
rough and unfrequented, and presently
reached a miserable cottage, ill front of
which was a garden covered with weeds.
I had no difliculty in getting into the
garden, for the heiLo had several wide
gaps in it. I approached an old well
that stood solitary and gloomy in a dis
tant corner ; and looking down into it.
beheld, without any possibility of luis
take, a corpse which had been stabbed
in several places. I counted the wounds
and wide gashes. Thero were ix."
At this moment he awoko with his
hair ou end, trembling in every limb,
nnd cold drop of perspiration bedewing
his fin'cLccd awok to find himself
comfortably in bed. his carpet-bag lying
near him, and the morning sun beaming
through his curtains. What a differ
ence ! He sprang from his bed, dress
ed himself, and as it was yet early,
sought an appetite for his breakfast by
a mottling walk. He went accordingly
into the street and strolled aloug. Tho
farther he wont tho stronger eamo the
confused recollection ol the objects that
presented themselves to bis view.
" It is very strange," said ho,Jo him
sjII ; " I have never been iu this place
belore, and I could swear that I've seen
this bouse, and tho nest, and that other
on tho left."
On ho weut, till he can e to a corner
of a street crossing tho one down which
lie hud come. lieforc long he arrived
at the church with tin same architectu
ral feature that had attracted his no
tice in the dream ; and then the high
road, along which ho had pursued hie
way, comiiiL' at length to the sumo by
path that had presented itself to bis im
agination a few hours before thero was
no possibility of doubt or mistake.
Every tree and every turn was familiar
to Liui. He Lurried f jt ward, uo longer
doubting that the next moment Would
bring him to the cottage ; and this was
really the Case. Iu oil Ita'citcrior ap
pearances it corresponded with what he
had seen in his dream. Who, then,
could wonder that lie determined to as.
certain whether the coincidence would
ho?d good in every point ? He entered
the garden, aud even went round the
cottage, which seemed to be inhabited;
but nowherS could he find any signs of
a well. He then hastened" back to tho
inn in a state of excitement huxd to de.
scribe He could not . make up hi
mind to allow such extraordinary coin
cidences to pass unnoticed. But how
was ho to obtain a clue to tb awful
mystery? He went to the landlord,
and asked him directly to whom the
cottagh belonged that was on tho by
road to him.
" I wonder, sir," said he, " what caus.
cd you to take such particular notice of
that wretched little hovel? It is in
habited by an old man and his wife,
who have the character of being very
unsocial. They scarcely ever leave the
house, see uobody, and nobody goes to
see them. I never heard anything
against them beyond this. Of late,
their very existence appears to have been
forgotten, aud I believe that you are
the first who for years has turned their
steps to the lonely spot."
These details, instead of satisfying his
curiosity, only roused it the more.
Breakfast was served, but be could cut
none ; and he felt that it he presented
himself to tho merchants in such a state
of excitement they might think him
mad. He walked up and down the
room and looked out of the window, en
deavoring to interest himself iu a quar
rel between two men io the street; but
tho garden and cottage preoccupied his
mind ; nnd at last, snatching up his hat,
he made his way into tha street. . Has
tening to the nearest magistrate,' bo re
lated the whole circumstance briefly
" It is very sltange," said the officer,
"and after what has happened, I don't
think it would be rigbt to leave the mat"
tcr without further investigation. 1
will place two of tho police at your
command; you can then go once more
to the hovel, and search every part of
it. You may, perhaps, make some very
He allowed but a very few minutes to
elapse before he was on his way accom
panied by the two officers. After knock
ing at the door, and waiting for some
time, the old man opened the door. lie
received them somewhat uncivily, but
showed no mark of suspicion when they
told him they wished to search the
" Very well ; as last and as soon as
you please," was the reply.
" Have you a well here ?"
" No, sir ; we arc obliged to get our
water from a spring about a quarter of a
They searched the house, but dis
coveted nothing of any consequence.
SIcanwhilo the old man gazed upon
them with au impenetrable vocancy of
look, as if he could not understand why
they were intruding on bis property.
Finally, they forsook tho cottage, with,
out Gndiug anything to corroborate their
suspicions. I5y this time a Dumber of per
sons bad collected together outside,
having been drawn to the spot by the
sight of a stranger with two policemen.
They were asked if they knew anything
of a well in those parts. They replied
they did not ; the idea seemed to per.
pies thctu. At length an old woniuu
came forward leaning on a crutch.
" A well ?" said t-he. " Is it a well
you aro looking for ? That has been
gone this thirty years. I remember as
it it were yesterday, how I usod to
throw stoiifis into it just to hear them
splash iu the water."
" Do you remember where thr.t well
us;d to be ?" asked the gentleman. a
" As near as I can recollect," replied
the old woman, " it is on tho very spot
where you aro now staodiug."
tlo suddenly started as if ho had
trodden upon a serpent. ThCy at once
commenced digging up the ciound.
VOLUME SEVEN NUMBER 50
At abont twenty inches deep, they cam v
to a layer of brick, which Suing- broken
up, revealed some rotten boards. There
were easily removed, when tlu'y beheld
the daVk mouth of the well.
" I was quite certain that was the
spot," said the old woman. "Whs'.a
fool yon were to stop it up, and then
have to travel so far for water !"
A sounding line.furnishcd with'hooks,
was now let down into the well the
crowd hard pre.-sing around them breath
lessly bending over the black and fetid
hole, the secrets of which seemed hid
den in impenetrable obscurity. This
wa repeated several times without any
remit. At length, "penetrating below
the mud, the hooks caught in something
of considerable weight; and after much
time and effjr t they succeeded in rais
ing it from the obscure hole. It was
an old chest. The sides aud lid were
decayed, and it nee'ded wo locksmith to
open it. Within it they found what
they were sure they would find1, and
which filled the spectators with korror
the remains of a human body.
Tho police officers now rushed into
the house and secured the old man. As
to bia wife, she at first could not be
found. Hut, after a futiguing search,
the was discovered beneath a pile of
wood, being much bruised by the heavy
logs above her. By this time nearly
the whole population of the town had
collected around the spot.
The old couple were brought before
the proper authorities aud sep irately
examined. The man persisted iu his
denial most obstinately ; but his wife at
once confessed that ehc and her hus
band, a very long time ago, had murder
ed a pedlar wno possessed a large sum
of money. lie had passed the night
at their house ; and they, taking odvan
tage of tha heavy sleep that cucompass
ed him, had strangled him, slier which
they plaocd his body in a chest. The
chest was thrown iato a well, and the
well stopped up.
The two criminals had reason to be
lieve themselves free from detection, as
there were do wltuessesof tho crime,
and its traces had been carefully conceal
ed. Nevertheless they had not been
able to hush the voice ol comc'ionce.
They fled from their follow men. They
were intimidated at the slightest noise,
and silence thrilled them with fear.
Thoy had often thought of flying to
some distant land ; but some inexplica.
ble iufluence kept tlicm near tho re
mains of their victim. Terrified by the
deposition of his wife, the old man at
length made a similar confession ; end
six weeks after the guilty couple cx
pired on the scaffold.
Grant and Hancock. Tho corres
pondence between theso officers, upon
the occasion of the reiioval, by the lat
ter, of nine members of the City Coun
cil of New Orleans, shows that General
Hancock is a rtan ffhoso ability, firm
ness and will are at least equal to those
of the General-in-Chief. IIo removed
these councilmen, of whom several were
negroes, becauso they dared to violate
one of his orders. Gen. Grant immedi
ately directed him to suspend tho order
of rcmovul, and to send him, by nun', a
statement of his reasons for issuing it.
Gen. Hancock tchyrapheJ, in reply,
that bis own acti n had been iu
strict conformity to that of General
Mower in a similar :ase, and which had
been approved by the Gencral.in. Chief ;
that his self respect as Commander of
the District had made it obsolutcly acc
essary for him to issue it ; and to sus
pend the order would bo to destroy his
usefulness there. Ha then added that,
if after this statement it should still be
required of him to revoke his order, bis
seuso of what he considered due to him
self and to bis position, would compol
him to aak to be relieved of h s
present command. This firm and man
ly protest of Gen. Hancock had its' ef
fects upon' the mind of General Grant,
who instantly telegraphed bin) not to
suspend the order. It is thus that the
right triumphs when it U bravely and
The k'cighiug continues good.
Jaxi Hillings on the t.
Next to the monkey, ulr' t int !o z
thr nwr.t deviltry to spare. Tl.ry niu
born very wild, can !c t.-inril vz rvf-y i ?.
a poat kan, but a tamii crow is t.l.lcrl'y
worse thr.n a sore thumb.
If there is ennylhing a b' lit tl p Vi t.:e
that they kur.t get into, it i 'Iccnti-e
the thing nint bi;r MitifT, '1 bad vuil i r
watcTi a distrilit skonl ilmu me tin
crow. Ciows live on what they fan
steal, and they will st; al rrythU'g that
ait) t. tied down.
Tbcy arc fond" cv n:or,'' v-itlh s.
are rhe fii'ot to hold an i nir-st mvr a
departed boss, cr a still slirrp. '1 In y
are a fine bird to hunt, but a li.irl .m
to kill ; they kan tee 2 miles first, n-l
will smell a gun right thnmgli the siJo
ov a mountain.
They nro uot songstiis uliluutgh they
have a gool voice to cultivate, but what
they do sing they seem to understand!
thoroughly; long practisj has male
The crow is a tuff bird, nnd kan stand
the heat like a blacksmith and the cold
like a stun walk
They b'ld their nest among a tree,,
and lay twice, and both eggs would
hatch out il tha wazlaid in a snow bank
tlmre ain't no such thing as stopping a
Crows are very lengthly T believe
th?y live always ; I never k:.u one to
die u uatral deth, and don't believe tin
The nro ahvuz thiu in flosli, and nro
like an injun rubber bhu ; poor insido
Tha aro not considered fine eating,
although I have read sm in? whore ov bil.
cd crow, but still I never beard ov the
sam2 man hankering for biled crow 2
This cssa on the crow is copied from
r.aJur, and it it iz true I aint to blame
for it datur made the crow, I didn't.
dippings n-cm Exchanges.
The I'rcEident of the Loyal League
at Lc-csburg, Virginia, is in j-il. for
A shoemaker at Havana, recently
murdered his wife by chopping her to
pieces with an axe.
Bishop Morris, of the M. K.
Church, recommends the appoiutmcnt
of a uumbcr of new bishops.
A man iu Chesterfield, Now Hasnp.
shire, weighs 100 pounds, his wife 30d,
ono of his daughters 200, and the other
A number of dishonest railroad
conductors in Now Hampshire have got
themselves into trouble by retaining
fares to a large amount.
It is suspected that a young lady
iu Bangor, Maine, who died recently,
was poisoned by an overdose of arsenic,
which she was in the habit ot taking to
improve her complexion.
A largo Democratic mass meeting
was held iu New Orleans on tha 15th
iustant. Resolutions were adopted en
dorsing President Johnson, and affiliate
ing with the Northern Democracy.
At Mound City, 111., there arc eight
Monitors laid up, and as tho care of
them is rather a costly and troublesome
job. it is proposed to excavato a basin,
at the cost of ?100,000 in which they
may be allowed to rot or rust without
Hon Thmira C. McCreary, of
Davis county, Ky., has been elected to
fill the unexpired term in the United
States Senate, made vacant by the res.
ignation of Senator Guthrie. Mr.
McCreary is a Democrat of command
A" large number of counterfeit 82
United States legal tender uotcs aro in
circulation. They arc distinguishable
by tho coarseness of the vignette i.f
Hamilton, and the peculiar color of tho
preen ink with which the black is
A gathering of leading Democrats
from all psrts of the country will short
ly be held at New York, wi:h a view
especially to elicit the opinion of repre
sentative men from different sections, as
to the availability of certain persons
whose namo3 ore beginning to be men
tioned as candidates for President and
About 150 persons sat dowutia
horseflesh banquet recently n London,
.many of whom weto famous epicures.
The banVpct was made' ' up of various "
dishes und sauces, niid a monster jo'tj v ;
of roast horse weighing 260 pound?, wa.i '
carved and served up. A corn s; on-- ;
dent of the London Times cays it wi-s
certainly a meat Hhirh ' onee tasted,
would l.c taken without hesitation.