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TERMS OF SCBSCRIPTION. OXE DOLLAR PER AY\IN, IN ADVANCE. For six months, 75 cents. .\|| NEW subscriptions must be paid in jvaiice. If t,ie paper is continued, and not 1 -j yvithin the first month, $1,25 will be charg g if not paid in three months, $1,50; if not e -j i n six months, $1,75; and if not paid in !,inr months, $2,00. Ml papers addressed to persons out of the (•utility w'h be discontinued at the expiration of [be time P a,( l or > un l ess special request is made the contrary or payment guaranteed by some Sponsible person here. ADVERTISING. Ten lines of ininion, or their equivalent, con .titute a square. Three insertions sl, and 25 tiots for eac h subsequent insertion. The West Branch Insurance Co. OF LOCK HAVE*, PA., IySURES Detached Buildings, Stores. Mer chandise, Farm Property, and other Build up, and their contents, at moderate rates. DIRECTORS. Hon John J. Pearce, Hon. G. C. Harvey, John B.Hall, T. T. Abrams, Charles A. Mayer, D. K. Jackman, Charles Crist, W.White, Peter Dickinson, Thos. Kitchen. Hon. G C. HARVEY, Pres. T. T. ABRAMS, Vice Pres. Thos. Kitchen, Scc'y. REFERENCES. ■Samuel H, Lloyd, Thos. Bowman, D. D. \\. Winegardner, Wm. Vanderbelt, A. Mac key, Wm. Fearon, \ White, Dr. J. S. Crawford, lames Quigglc, A. Updegraff, JohuW. Maynard, James Armstrong, Hon. Simon Cameron, Hon. Wm. Bigler. q3Agent for Mifflin county, G. IF. STEW JUT, Esq. ap23 liilfninity from Loss and Damage by Pire, j,.;,j, Perils of .Marine and Inland Transportation. CONTINENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY. 'uwyrated by the Lcyislature of Pennsylva nia, Kith a Perpetual Charter. Authorized Capital, §1,000,000. jffice No. 61 Walnut St. above Second, Pliila. fire Insurance on Buildings, Furniture, Mer ;;jndise, dfce., generally. Marine insurauce a Cargoes and Freights to all parts of the torld. inland Insurance on Goods. &,c., by Aes, Rivers, Canals, and Land Carriages, to iti parts of the Union, on the most favorable [terms, consistent with security. DIRECTORS. (rtorge VV. Cotladay, William Bowers, JAn >l. Coleman, Joseph Oat, &lrin V. Machette, Howard Hinchinan, GEORGE W. COLLADAY, President. GALEN WILSON, Secretary. <£j"Agcnt for Mitilin county, Wm. P. EL LIOTT, Esq. feblil-ly INDEMNITY AGAINST LOSS BY FIRE. Franklin Fire Insurance Compa ny of Philadelphia. office 135 and d 37 Chestnut street, near Fifth. yiTATKMENT OF ASSETS, January 1, IMS, k) published agreeably to an act of Assembly, Firw Mortgages, amply secureii, $1,596,823 19 Real Estate, (present value SIOO,- jtJO,) cost, 74,260 93 Temporary Loans, on ample Col lateral Securities, 101,OSS 17 Stocks, (pres't val. $70,9G4 22) cost 71,547 07 .Votes and hills Receivable, 4,307 00 Cash, 40,055 40 $1,883,904 74 JV/itliin/ or l.imiled Insurances made on every •-c.riptioii of property, in Town and Country. Rites as low as are consistent with security. Since their incorporation, a period of twenty <ght years, I bey have paid over Four Millions if Dollars' losses by tire, thereby affording ev idence of the advantages of Insurance, as well is the ability and disposition to meet with promptness all liabilities. Losses by Fire, fosses paid during the year 1H57, $203,789 4 DIRECTORS. 1 lias. N. Bancker, 1 Mordecai D. Lewis, Tobias Wagner, I David S. Brown, >imuel Grant, Isaac Lea, bcob R. Smith, Edward C. Dale, fori. W. Richards, , George Fates. CHARLES N. BANCKER, President. Wm. A. STetsL, Sec'y pro tern. iff 3 Agent for Mifflin county, H. J. WAL TERS, Esq., Lewistovvn. feb'2s FTEVF PROVISION AND FISH STORE. 'UK subscriber has opened a Grocery, Pro . vision and Fish Store opposite Major Eisen oise'e Hotel, where he has just received a fine isortment of fresh jfamUg <£rocemo, iffiong which may he found fine Coffee, Sugar, has, Molasses, Syrups, Cheese, Crackers, b ? b, Ham, Shoulder, Fine Ashton and Dairy kit, Tobacco, Segars, Soap, &c. Also, Brooms, Tubs, Buckets, Baskets, and a assortment of Willow-ware, which he for cash very cheap. ! will pay Cash for Butter, Lard, Potatoes, '*"0113, &C. Call ee prices, and judge for yourselves. *P3 JAMES IRWIN. CHEAP GOODS AGAIN! I HE undersigned having purchased the I stock of goods of Samuel Comfort, cn !tir>gof all kinds of DRY GOODS, suitable Udies, Gentlemen and Children, Grocer- I'teensware, Readymade Clothing, <kc., '•'-fd selling off the entire stock AT COST! " 'lose out the establishment. Persons wish to buy CHEAP will do well to give us a *' 9° Untr y dealers wanting goods to keep e,r assortment will do well to examine we w BC *' atPb'ladelpbiapr'ceß - C 'f Ul,tr y Produce, at market prices, x received in exchange for goods. G. W. SODLT, , . 11. 11. COMFORT. Jf*Ktown, June 10, 1858. ,J' MJ lights best Window Sash, from 8x " l(J Ibrls, for sale very low. FRANCIBCUB IPIBSSTIFISIN •&£?!£) ipwisjMEsniiaig) i? j iii^'^nss , (g>2iiEa mi mmigib. PAKE THEE WELL, KITTY BEAR. 1 saw the smile of evening <lte In beauty, on a southern sky. And as I marked that fairy scene. So mild, so lovely and serene, A strange wild sound, yet sweet and clear, In tones like these I chanced to hear. Fare thee well, Kitty dear. Thou art sleeping In thy grave so low ; Never more, Kitty dear. Wilt thou listen to my old banjo. Fare thee well, Kitty, fare thee well, Kitty, Fare thee well, Kitty dear. Fare thee well, Kitty, fare thee well, Kitty. Fare thee well, Kitty dear. Though Afric's son that strain awoke, A language to my heart It spoke That seemed my restless soul to quell. And hold ine captive to its spell; llow much of Heeling, deep and strong. Was blended in that artless song! Fare thee well, Ac. Though years since then have rolled away. The echo of that simple !ay Conies o'er me when with care oppress',!. And soothes my troubled heart to rest; N'or will I till my latest, hour Forget the magic of Its power. Fare thee well, Ac. I llBfB&]UB103. The Art of Taming Horses. The notoriety that has been given to the art of touting horses in France and Eng land by John T. Earey, the re-publication of a pamphlet of his in the latter country, formerly published at home, have induced the New York Tribune to condense for the columns of that paper a brief history of the art, and also of the method to accom plish the same. It occupies six columns o' .ie Tribune, and although copy-righted, he jieriuits his editorial brethren to copy on credit to that paper. If it were not that a good deal of it could not be under stood without wood cuts accompanying it, we would be tempted to copy it entire. We are especially tempted to Jo this be cause the corner stone of the whole theory is KINDNESS, 1* AT IEN CK AM) PERSEVE RANCE. — FitUhunjh Journal. THE PRACTICE OF HORSE TAMING. The one principle which you must es tablish in your mind, and which is -o essen tial in horse taming that it is almost the corner stone of the theory, i- the law of kindness. Next to kindness you must have patience, and next to patience indomitable perseverance. With these qualities in us, and not possessing fear or anger, we under take to tame horses with perfect assurance of success, if we use the proper means. The horse receives instruction in, and bv the use of, four of his senses—namely, see ing, hearing, smelling and feeling. You must remember that the horse is a dumb brute, and has not the faculty of reasoning on experiments that you make on him, but is governed by instinct, hi a natural state lie is afraid of man, and never until you teach him that you do uot intend to hurt him will that fear cease —we mean that wild natural fear—for you must have him fear you as well as love you, before you can ab sorb his attention as much as is necessary to break him to your liking. It is a prin ciple in the nature of a horse not to offer resistance to our wishes, if made known in away that he understands, and in accord ance with the law of his nature. In subjugating the horse, we must make a powerful appeal to his intelligence; this can only be done by a physical operation. It is an undisputed fact that the battles of all animals (except such as arc garnished with horns) are fought by seizing each other by the throat. A dog that has been thus held by his antagonist for a few min utes, on being released is often so thorough ly cowed that no human artifice can induce him to again resume the unequal contest. This is the principle upon which horse ta ming is founded. Choking a horse is the first process in taming, and is but the beginning of his education. By its operation a horse be comes docile, and will thereafter receive any instruction which he can be made to understand. Teaching the animal to be down at our bidding tends to keep him permanently cured, as it is a perpetual re minder of his subdued condition. It requires a good deal of practice to tame a horse successfully, also a nice judg ment to know when he is choked sufficient ly, as there is a bare possibility that he might get more than would be good for liiiu. Wc advise person not perfectly lamiliar with a horse to resort rather to the stoo ping and throwing down process (unless he is very vicious) described below; this, in ordinary cases, wii sue* eed It is the fault of must people who have ovv nod a horse to imagine that thvy mv e.-.p..tis 'it his inuu- THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1858. agement, while on the eontrary, many pro fessional horsemen are the very worst par ties to attempt his subjugation. Unless a tnan have a good disposition he need not attempt horse taming. In practicing the method exhibited in the published engraving, retire with the animal to be operated upon in a close stable with plenty of litter upon the floor (tan bark or sawdust is preferable.) In the first place, fasten up the left fore leg with the arm strap in such a manner that it will be permanently secured. Then take a broad strap and buckle, and pass it around the neck just back of the jaw bone. Draw the strap as tight as possible, so tight as to almost arrest the horse's breathing. The strap must not be buckled, but held in this position to prevent slipping back. The animal will struggle for a few minutes, when he will become perfectly quiet, overpowered by a sense of suffocation; the veins in his head will swell, his eyes lose their lire, his knees totter and become weak, a slight ver tigo will ensue, and growing gradually ex hausted, by backing him around the stable he will come down on his knees, in which position it is an easy matter to push him on his side, when his throat should be re leased. Now pat and rub him gently for about twenty minutes, when, in most in stances, he will be suducd. It is only in extreme eases necessary to repeat the opera tion of choking. The next lesson is to teach him to lie down, which is described below in the account of the second method of taming. No horse can effectually resist, the terrible effects of being choked. It must be constantly borne in mind that the operator must not be boisterous or vio lent, and that the greatest possible degree of kindness is absolutely essential. When the horse is prostrate lie should be soothed until his eyes show that he lias become per fectly tranquil Now take a short hold of the lung strap whh your right hand ; stand on the left side of the horse, grasp the bit in your left j hand; while in this position back him gen tly about the stable until he become so ex hausted as to exhibit a desire to lay down, which desire should be gratified with as i little violence as possible; this may he uone ; by bearing your weight firmly against the shoulder of the horse, and pulling stead- i ily on the strap with your right hand; this will force him t<> raise hie; foot, which j should be immediately pulled from under : him. This is the critical moment; cling to : the horse, and after a few struggles he will He down. In bearing against the animal \ do not desist in pulling and pushing until j you have him on his side. Prevent him from attempting to rise by pulling his head , toward bis shoulder As soon as he is j done struggling caress his face and neck; j also, handle every part, of his body, and render yourself as familiar as possible.— After lie has lain quietly fur twenty min utes let him rise, and immediately repeat the operation, removing the straps as soon i as he is down ; and if his head is pulled to ! ward his shoulder it is impossible for him to got up. After throwing him from two to five times the animal will become as sub missive and abject a.a well trained dog, and you need not be afraid to indulge in any liberties with him. A young horse is subdued much quicker than an old one, as his habits are not confirmed. An incorri gible horse should have two lessons a day; about the fourth lesson ho will be perma nently conquered, if the operation is re peated several times, he can be made to lie down by simply lifting up his fore leg and repeatiug the words, 1 Lie down, bur,' which he must be previously made familiar with The following rules will serve as a guide to the amateur operator, and should be strictly observed ; First: The horse must not be forced down by violence, but must be tired out till he has a strong desire to lie down. Secondly: He must be kept quiet on the ground until the expression of the eye shows that he is tranquilizer!, which invariably takes place by patiently waiting | and gently patting the horse. Thirdly: Cure must be taken not to throw the horse 1 upon his neck when bent, as it may be ea | illy broken. Fourthly: In backing hiia no i violence must be used, or he may bo for -1 cod upon ' r haunches and his buck bro ke... fifthly: j.he halter and off-rein are • heid it: tho left hand, so as to keep the ; head away from the latter; while if the j horse attempts to plun.ro, the halter is , drawn tiuht, when the off leg being raised the animal is brought on his knees, and rendered powerless for offensive purposes. The operations of teaching a horse to follow a man, and also to cure him of kicking and balking, should be preceded by the throwing down process, and in bad cases by the choking operation, as the ani imal is thus rendered gentle, tractable, and officiously obedient to whatever he can be taught to comprehend. This educational course is necessary in order to render the reformation permanent. CAN CANCERSVK CURED? We occasionally meet with a person af flicted with that terrible disease, cancer, and few things to which flesh is heir to excite our sympathies more. ( ancers have been cured, we believe, without the use of the knife, anu perhaps some of those who assume the title of cancer doctors have succeeded in assuaging the pains of the disease, and in some cases, perhaps, effect ing a permanent cure. Not long since an article appeared in the Milwaukie Free Democrat, which is of sufficient importance to receive general notice. The statement of the Democrat is, that some eight months ago Mr T. B. Mason, who keeps a music store on Wis consin street, and is a brother of the wcll known Lowell Mason, ascertained that he had a cancer on his face the size of a pea It was cut out by Dr. Walcott, and the wound partially healed. Subsequently, it grew again, and while he was in Cincinna ti on business, it attained the size of a hickory nut. He remained there since Christmas, under treatment, and now re turns perfectly cured. The process is this: " A piece of sticking plaster was put over the cancer, with a circular piece cut out of the centre a little larger than the cancer, so that the cancer and a small circular rim of healthy skin next to it were exposed. Then a plaster made if chloride of zinc, blood root and wheat flour, was spread on a piece of muslin of the size of this circu lar opening, and applied to the cancer for twenty-four hours. On removing it the cancer will be found to be burnt into, and appear of the color and hardness of an old shoe sole, and the circular rim outside of it will appeal white aud parboiled, as if scalded by hot steam. The wound is now dressed, and the outside rim soon suppu rates, and tin. cancer conies out in a hard lump, and the place heals up. The plas ter the cancer, so that it sloughs out like dead flesh, and tit ccr yroc-s again. The remedy was discovered by Dr. Fell of London, and has V een used by him for six or eight years with unfailing success, and not a ease has been known of the re-ap pearance of the cancer where this remedy has been applied." The Great Comet Come at Last. —The New Tork Herald makes the following interesting announcement. We find no confirmation of the fact in our foreign files : Wo learn from our despatches lay the Arago that the great comet of Charles V., ! as it is sometimes called, but better known to astronomers as that of Fabricius, has at} last made its appearance, and will very shortly be visible to the naked eye. It has been seen from the Paris Observatory through its telescopes, aud is pronounced J by Arago the genuine arriclo. A sharp j lookout lor it has been kept up for a year j or two past by the Furopean comet seekers. 1 It is not yet known whether it will appear as it once did, like a very large and bright: star, or with a tail one hundred degrees in j Joogth. The curious hope that it will its " wondrous tail unfold." Its first appear ance was in 1204, and its disappearance took place on the 2d of October oi that year, the day on which Pope Urban IV. died, and as the svorld thought in strange coincidence. In 1556 it rc-appeared and was observed by Caul Fabricius, astronomer to Charles V., who executed a map of its path, which was published in November of that year. The Emperor considered it as a special omen of his own approaching death ; but he lived for some years after war-is. It was then described as a great and briiiiant star Its course was "through Virgo and Cassiopea." The celebrated Dr. ilaJUcy calculated its element- more than a century afterwards, < J ■ several others alter him. The calculations of Mr. Pontine, of Middleburg, of the Netherian I<, of recent date, are more precise, and are generally supposed to bo more reliable tuan those of i his predecessors, t his astronomer linaiiy came to the conclusion that in the year 1204 its eclipse had a period of 110,0-14 days, or 802,922 years, expedited by plan etary disturbances by 4,077 days, and that in 185(5 its mean motion corresponded to a period of 808,100 years. Its present rev olution he calculated would be shortened by perturbations 10.48 years, and the comet should reach its perihelion about the 2d of August, 1858. A Fatal Casual///. —The beautiful resi dence of Mr. Hugh David on the banks of the Delaware, near Tacony, was the scene of a fatal accident a few weeks ago. Mr. Da vid was in the library engaged in putting in order a revolving pistol while his step daughter, Miss Helen 13. Souberville, a young lady 18 years of age, was seated be side him. A young child happened to be in trouble in an adjoining room; Mr. Da vid laid down the pistol and went to its relief. While he was absent he beard a report, and upon hastening into the library found the young lady lying upon the floor, drawing her last breath, a bullet having entered the eye and passed through the brain. It is supposed that she thoughtless ly took up the pistol to examine it and aecidentally discharged a loaded barrel. The parents of the young lady, who posses sed more than ordinary loveliness and worth, are in the deepest anguish at the sad occur rence. Wolces in Pennsylvania. —For some time past a pack of wolves has infested the neighbourhood of Kbensburg, Cambria county, Pa. They have been amusing themselves by disturbing everybody's shun ters with their howls, and attacking every body's sheep. Considerable damage has been occasioned by their fondness for mut ton, and great efforts were unsuccessfully made to capture some of them. On Thurs day night, Mr. John T. Williams succeed ed in catching one of the "varmints" in a steel trap, on his place, four miles north of the town. He is still alive, and repre sented as being an "old soger" of fine pro portions. Andrew Dunmire, residing on the Pittsburgh pike, some four or five miles west of Kbensburg, had a large number of sheep killed by wolves, a few nights since. Ourt'ous Pitcher. —Prominent among the curiosities at the Hermitage, once the home of General Jackson, is a wooden pitcher, remarkable both on account of the artistic skill displayed aud the celebrity of the tree from which the wood was procured. It was made of the wood from the elm tree under which William Penn made the cele brated Indian treaty. The pitcher was presented by the coopers of Philadelphia; and, although it is no larger than a com mon cream-jug, it contains seven hundred and fifty staves. The hoops, lid and handle are of silver; the bottom is a magnifying glass, by looking through which one is ena bled to see the joints, which are invisible to the naked eye. Byerly, who died at the age of 00 in Westmorland county, Pa., was at one time a resident of the only cabin be tween Fort Pitt and Ligonicr. In the Rev olution he was active and his scouting ex peditions extended through Western Vir ginia and Pennsylvania, and into Ohio. He went with a party to bury twenty-one settlers, who had been killed at Wheeling; went to the relief of Fort Lawrence and j Wallace's station; was on a scout to Puux utawney, and joined in pursuit of the par ty who killed the Willards; was on the ex pedition against the Tuscaroras in Ohio, and served under General Broadhcad in the destruction of the towns of the Corn-1 planter Indians. In this expedition, while following a trail, in company with Jacob Smith and another scout, lie killed an In dian chief in a hand to hand conflict. tcredo. —Hon. Eli Thayer says that his projects are working admirably. The city —Ccredo —which he founded in Virginia, is fast filling up, manufactories are being established, and everything promises well. When he first went to Virginia, every pa per in the State opposed his designs, and some of them threatened him with person al violence, should he persist in his scheme. Now, fourteen of these same papers advo cate his interests, and no paper in the State ays a word to his detriment Gov. Wise warmly sympathizes with him in his efforts and purposes. 8*%.. Buys, keen no vulgar, profane, or company. New Series—Vol. 111, No. 39. DOESTICKS ON LAG Ell BEER Doestieks has been trying to ascertain by experiment whether or not Lager is intoxica ting, and below is given, in his own lan guage, the result:— " The first glass seemed like sour strong beer with a good deal of water in it; the next was not quite so sour, and the next one tasted as though the original beer had been stronger and they did not dilute it quite so much. Then we rested, and as I had drank three pints already, I was wil ling to quit, hut Damphool assured me 'Lager is'nt intoxicating,' so after a little settling down I thought I could hold an other glass and ordered it; it was brought by a young lady who seemed to have four eyes and two noses pointing in different di rections, which uuusuai effect was undoubt edly caused by smoke 'Then I thought I'd have a glass of La ger (a liquid known to most of the inhabi tants of Manhattan.) It was brought by a girl so pretty that I immediately ordered two more, and kept her waiting for the change each time, so I could look at her— then we had some cheese full of holes ; then we had some Lager to fill up the holes; and then we took a sausage; Damphool sug gested that the sausage was made of dog, so we had some Lager to drown the dog; then we had some sardines; it would be cruel to keep the fishes with out a supply of the liquid element, so we had some Lager for the fishes to swim in; then we had some bretzels; Damphoorsfiid" the bretzels were salty and so crooked that they would not pack close, so we had some Lager to fill up the chinks; then I made a speech to the company; short but to the point, and received with applause —-it was addressed to the whole crowd arid was to this effect —'Gentlemen let's have some Lager!' *i?y this time my friend had by some mys terious process become mysteriously mul tiplied, and there were titty Damphook. and they all accepted the invitation, and we had the Lager; there were forty glasses, and in trying to make the circuit of the room aud touch my glass to every one of theirs I fell over a table which very im pertinently stepped before me, and as I went down I knocked a small Dutchman into the corner, then I partially recovered myself and sat on his head, then 1 got up and stepped on his stomach, then 1 deman ded an instant apology, then I called for six glasses of Lager, and the girl brought them all in one hand. I tried to take them all in one hand, but broke three, then I tried to drink out of the remaining three all at once, and in so doing I took an involuntary shower-bath, then tried to pay for the whole fifty glasses and the damage with a dime and a Spanish quarter, and de manded that he should give my change in gold dollars; there seetined to be sonic dif ficulty about this, and if I hadn't known that Lager isn't intoxicating I should have, thought the man was drunk.' Hauled Overboard by a Halibut. —The Eastport Sentinel says a story was afloat that last week a boat was near West Quod dy without any one on board. Upon row ing to it, it was found to be held by a fish ing line, which, upon hauling in, was found attached by one hook to a halibut, and the other hook to the wrist of a man; and it was supposed that the halibut was hauled to the surface, when by accident the sec ond hook caught in the wrist of the man, who wits carried overboard by the weight of the fish. FLUMBINO. CV EOIIGE MILLER informs the citizens X of Lewistown that he has commenced tho above business in connection with hik office as Superintendent of the Water Company, and is now ready to put in NEW lIYIRANTS, MAKE REPAIRS AT OLD ones, or do any other work pertaining to the business. His char ges will be reasonable, and prompt attention given to orders. Lewistown, May 20, 1858—3 m OFFERS his professional services to the citizens of Lewistown and vicinity. Of fice three doors west of Zollinger's hat store, East Market street. mh2s-6m NOTICE" SCaa-oro* GskE>£3ass3 HAVING disposed of iny stoek of Goods, alt persons indebted to rue by note or book account, are requested to call and make Bbttloiueut, as I intend placing the accounts in the hands of an officer for collection ia thirty days from the date of this notice. SAMUEL COMFORT. iitwistown, June 10, 1858.