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' etfo'eurn Centre Daily Record.
Pel. Contra, fa, Wednesday Oct. 22 Divine flervleo. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 3ervlceo every Sabbath at 11 A. M. and t'i P. M? Sabbath School at 12,' P. M. eat free. A cordial invitation extend ed to all. Kcr. T. Graham, Pastor. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Preaching at 11 o'clock A. M.. and 7 o'clock P. by the Pastor, W. C. Borch ard. Sabbath School at U, directly altar forenoon service. Prayer Meeting and Sabbatb School Teacher's Meeting Tuesday evenings ol each week. Petroleum Centre Lodge, .o. Tiff, I. O. of O. V. Regular meeting nights Friday, at 7 'clock. Signed. S H. KOOKER, N. G. J. C. E. Hartuan, A Sec'y. tyPlaoa of meeting, Main St., opposite JfcOllntock House. A. O. of V. W. Liberty Lodge No. 7, A. O. of XI. W, meets every Monday evening at 7 o'clock, In Odd Fellow's Hall, Petroleum Centre, Psno'a. Jambs Wilson, M. W. Jaukh 3. WntTB, K. f. O. Of It. 1M. Minnekauaiw Tribe No. 183, I. O. R. M of Petroleum Centre, meets every Tbursdsy evening In Good Templar's Hall. IW Council tires lighted nt 7 o'clock. H. HOWE, Sachem. C. L- JUKES, Cblel ot Records. Gold at t p. in. WS'4 1'or tbe first time In our business expert' voce we received a call to-lay from that augnst personage the Sheriff ol tbe county, wbo notified usol tbe fact that a valentine awaited us for non-payment of sundry claims held sgalntt the printer. The devil got scared, and tbe jours cursed the sberi: nod the lawyers in a vocabulary not to be found to Webster's unabridged, and In (act devil was t pay in general for a short time, long enough however lo enable us to 'fix np" and iaue the Record once more, or until the next valentine for the beneUl of other creditors, we might add there are no more of tbe tender missives standing out Is Issued. And now the devil rejoices the jours are glad and whiskey strait went down their guzzles in honor of tbe event, aud the editor's phiz is illuminated with "moles'' where ooce sorrow relgoed su prt-me. Now, "isn't tbe above an 'orrible tali, and doesn't it make your facc6 turn pale." Having experienced a good many turns in the wboei ol life, we are sorry to say that we did not turn pale, not halt as pate as at tbe time tbe first volley was fired at Pittsburgh Landing, or tbe cbolera struck us at Galveston. 17 j are under ob ligations io me aear irienua woo aided us on tbii momentous occasion; their photos are enshrined on tbo tablets ofmemory; we hope to record their deeds of kindness io letters ol gold shaded with crimson. There are deeds dene lo and for suffering human i ty that oannot bo effaced. Tbe sheriff's val enttoe can be seen at this ofllee. Never Having advertised any other person on the sheriffs' account, it is with extreme pleasure we advertise ourselvos, but bave no dasire to do so often. Tbooarly train north over tbe Oil Creek Kailroad does not connect with the trains on tbo Valley Road. Tbo water lu Oil Creek Is receding some what. j , , That conundrum propounded to tbo ed Jor bas disqualified tbo local reporter from getting out the usual local matter. Mr. Herman, tbe reSnor, informs us It is not tbo Intention of Herman, Cornell & Co. , to enlarge tbelr refinery at p resect. Tbo up train tbis morning was half an liour lata. Tha market remains at ligura. about tbe snme A bit ot a row occurred up town night before last. Sundry bloody noses, black ryes, 4c, was the result. Tbo wsatber is quite pleasant after tbe severe rain storm of tho last few days. i Tbo Duller ilea try to make the girls in oilier .places envious by asserting tbat every girl Id tbat town bss two btaux. But tbey are obliged to admit at last tbat tbey mean cftoiM. Next to street preaqblbg tbera is no em ployment which yields so .little return a, wlokmg at a pretty girl through a pair of goggles. On Sunday lasts) slight earthquake was f:t at ",a .'TaneJiia, .pi on tbe hvjc ij n veitinic eruption occurred from t'ae lunj. tnit oi Mount Haioer, JJiddern' mp,U n Auction. A Msryalaml pane! s.ys that at the coun ty courts of Its county recently, a case was decided that particularly interests the anc tioneer, the bidder and tbe person ranking tbe sale. Tbe cash whs this; A lrm was 'knocked dowu' to a l.idner.who aiterwnrds refused to comply with tbe terms because no one but tbo auctioneer bid gaint him Tbo Case was taken Into Court. The auc tioneer being a witness, testified that the purchase's statements were correct, and tbe Court declared tbe sale a fraudalent one, and not valid. Tbe substance ol Ibis decision is, In plain word, that an auc tioneer has no right to 'run up' property on a bidder simply to make a good sain. The Warren Sc Venango Kail- road The busiuawi of the W. & V. R. R. at this point ban lieeu steadily increasing nil the season, and is now iiuilc beiivy. We observe that them is a Inro amount ot'nier cbandize brought lolo Titusuille over this line. Tbe'sbipmenls cut of relined oil have assumed vory considerable proportions. We noticed one day last week b single train of 20 cars going out loaded with re fined oil. The whole running business of tbe road seems lo bo c nr. ti! ly managed, and we beit-ve that, as yet not a single car bas been off tbo track. Tilur.villo Cour iar. A story is told in Arkansas of a peda gogue wbo once came from Tennessee to eaUbliBb a school. Ha secured a sinal cabin on Crowley's Ridge lor a sbool room, and alter giving duo notice opened his in? Btitntion. I'roaebtly the door opeued and there appearod at tbo threshold two tail, un gainly youths, eich with a sbot gun ou his Siionlder. After placing tbrir guns in a corner of thi room these promising pupils took seats on one of tbe tear benches. Tbe teacher examined loom In regard lo theit acquirements and found them bolb ignorant of their alphabet. Oneoltho young men was at once taken in hand, a:ui tbe leader vory properly began with an attempt to Cx tbe loiter A io his mind. Tbe fifiiuent repetition of tbe name of tbe letter attract ed tbe atteotion ol tbe other pupil, wbo came forward and asked to be shown A. His reasonable request was granted, when, after a moment's examination of the letter, he turned up bis nose contemptuously, say log, '-Doggone A! IT (bat's all be is, he'll be no go lo Arkansas,'' wbercnpou both the boys shouldered tbelr guos and marched Off, leaving tho Bcboolmaster alone lu bis glory. Tie pedagogue came to tbe conclus ion that be bad made a mistake iu selecting bis field ot operations. Flower,!) How tun universal heat f man blojses flowers! Tney are wreathed round tbe cradle, the marriage aliar, and tbe tomb. Tbe Persian in tbo lur E ia: de lights, In their perfume, and writes bis love in nosegays, while the Indian child of tbe lar West clsps his bands with gles as he gathers the abuodaut blossoms tho Illu minated Scriptures of the prairies. Tbe cupid of the ancient Hindoos tipped It's ur rows with flowers; and orange Lowers are a bridal crown with us, a nation of yester diy. Flowers garlanded the Grecian altar, and buug in votivo wreaths before the Christian nhrino. All tbeso are appropriate uses. Flowers should deck the brow otthe youthful bride, for tbey are in themselves a lovely type of iuairlge. They should twine round the tomb, for thoir perpetually renewed bounty is a symbol of the resurrec- tiou. They should festoon tha altar, for their fragrance and their bounty ascend in perpetual worship before tbe Most nigh. Kid gloves, ot invisible colores, bave been introduced to be wom with dark cos turns of corresponding buos. There ore fifty or more dift'ereut colors, the new "black blue" included. A wutnau named Kale Parker is aatouisti. Ing Kuoxville, Tennessee, wilt) ber skill iu using tbe pistol. She drives a nail at ten paces, and lb youug gallants don't write bsrauy love letters. A bereaved husband iu an obituary notise of bis deceased wife wrote: ' Sbo has gone to ber otoroel rest;" but to big horror the newspapers printed it, "bbe bas gone to ber eternal roast!" A youug lady of Athens was asked if she waotea uosuen nutter, wnen she weut to the grocery store, and replied, after consid vrable awhile, "1 want cow butter, air, and dou't know tbat ms would bo satisfied with any other. "' Tbo Cuuard Steamship Company bave determined io withdraw tbeir vessels from the West India service at an early day, and establish a daily line between Livarpoo and New York. The FishhauU puddling aud rail mill lottsville, have suspended, throwing six h.iDJ:uJ w.iviaoa o.r. ai o.'.r.'ljyaijai. Outstanding .ll icadere ojD,elS,to8. Vi e bave seen It coming, but In! 'lie here. How swill tbe seasons roll around! It ap peirs ns tbouh it were but yesterday when balmy spring lirst breathed upon us, and tbe lovely Queen of Msy waved her garland and shed on ns her happiest smile. And later still, we enjoyed the happier pros pects ot summer.tetgninB in its lull strength arouud tie, clothing the hills with coin, spreading tbe meads and lawns with their rich burdens, aud wrapping tbe snrronn ding :orests in their deep (.rren folii'K' J but how soon we saw tbo reddening tinge or September, a sign that autumn was coming Its gentle windB whispered It wis coming. But how son tbe deeper colors and waking wiods ol October with a louder voice, pro claimed it was coming, even nearer? ntT hand But it has come. The te.'nptest.as It comes rushing over the bills from the chambers of tea north, os with tho volco of a trumpet proclaims autumn bas come, and the nhe diant na'ure proclaims the fact. She bows at bis command, she fades at his rude touch, and tbeu shrinks under the Iniluenco of bis cold breath How cliunged every tblog appears! Tbe sun itself presumes not to rise so high in the heavens, and sheds on us an oblique and feeble ray; Ibe Litis look barren, and the grazing herd are Been he ginning to cluster around their winter qitar tors, lowing in saddening accents, os though conscious ol the torbidding aspect ; tbe for est songsters, that so lately sung In tbe brightness ot morn, and poured out their strr lns to enliven tbe shadows of evening as tbe day fided away, have censed their warblings and retired from our groves to seek a more genial clime; and oven the leaves of the trees, that so lately appeared fresh and green, bave faded and lallcu, and left tbe branches that bore them all naked to sigb In tbo cold winds. But is there not moral instruction to be derived from this? Tbore Is, for as autumn precedes winter, comiog as bis herald to proclaim the approach ot tbe cruel monarch, with bis chains and bars ot frost to bind and im prison during Dis reign, so life has its autumn, wttb its cold winds, its stiffened limbs, and Irosty lock?, which are barbing ers of death's dreary winter. Let us, then, 'eirn from the fulling season that Ibis world is not our borne, and let us secure an inter est in Ibat spirit-land where tbe seasons never fade. There were tweotj-tour yellow lever deaths at Memphis yesterday. liaiigHing ill Ihe Tiilpit. Said Mr. C, a Presbyterian minister of s me notoriety, ''1 never laucbed in the pulpit only on one occision, and that c in near procuring my dismissal from the min istry. About one of ibe lirst disc'iure,-I ws called to deliver, subsequent to my or dination, after reading my text anil open ing my subject, my attention was dirt c eil to a young man with a very (.uppish dfi-s and a bead of exceedingly red hair. In a slip immediately behind this young gentle m in Bat ao urchin, who taiin have been urgid on in this deviltry by the evil one himself, for I do not conceive the youngster thought of the jest he was playing tdf on the spruced dandy in trout ot him. The boy held bis foreiinger In tbe red balr of the young man, about as iogg as a black smith would a null rod in tbo Ore to beat, and then on bis knee commenced pounding bis finger, in imitation of a smith in mak ing a oail. The whole thing was so ludicrous tbat I laughed, the only time I ever disgraced the pulpit with anything like mirth." A Pretty Thought. The night Is mother of the day, Tbe winter of the spring, And ever upon old Decay Tbe greenest mosses cling. Behind tbe oloud the star light lurks. Through sboweri the auobeams lull, For God, wbo lovetb all His works, Hus left His hopes with all. A Peoria naturalist, la attempting to warm the oars of a .frozen wasp over a gas jet, discovered that the tail ot the insect thawed out first, and worked with s rapid ity that was as astouisblng as the hideous profanity of the uaturallBi, who held the ineect by tbe tail while thus experiment ing. When last sight at midnight dreary we were throwing Ink, though weary, trying to getup an;item which bad not been told before, suddenly we felt a shiver dowu our backs rush like" a river, us If some ooe should "unkivtr" us when "tskin in" a snore, Bhivered muchly If not more. As we sat there cold and freezing, poiuting olf our lines by eneeziog.sandnichlng our work' with wboeziug, shouting "darn yer, shut tho door," tbeu up spake my gentle "pard" ner," "let us buy a sieve ol Gerdou, get a stove of Gilbert 'Gorduu, and be freeaing nevermore." Tuetday, Doe 16th will be tbe hundredth Mnivsriary of the Bsitoa ,"Te Party," Keonoiny the Road to Wcallto. A lady down on Smith rw c ""a'1' where that economy H'e enre Cfttfl to u.iih. ...ft heariuc that the ens bill watjj enormous, leltthe gs might be economized by turning it off at Ihe tfietre every morn ing, so that it would not waste through tbe brackets. Tbis she did. Intending io regu ii in ih nvnnimr. She went to see her mother, however, nnd lligglns having returned about 8 o'clock p. m., turned up the j.'t and struck a match. Nursing It carefully with his hand he placed It to tbe bracket: pshaw? It went out; another, and s'ill it would not li;ht. He thought the iulernal thing must bo broken, and going into tbe next room, lell over a cbslr and mshed his fans. H.) tried it Until hlB matches were all gone, and then feeling oil the man tie for more, turned over bis wife's oil perfume bottle, and knew It was run ning on h'S coal. Ho swore and started down stairs, and just in the ball met Maria reiurnlug with the children "Biggins, why is there no light lu the bouse?" Hu endeavored lo explain; but of no use. He was foolish. The gas would light II be bad only tried; and she marched into tbe parlor, her dress citcblng to ber cabinet ol Chinese Curiosities, and It falling with a crash. Sbu tried, and In vain, lor besides spoiling ber best silk, she trod on tbe child" with bolls and smashed her best boonet, when lo! sbo remembered what was tbe matter. She would sooner have stepped Into ber ooftin than tbat meter, and she tried to do j quietly, but Biggins saw her, and from thai day to this, when the talks economy be quietly sniggers, "Save ftom tbe gas bill." Her silk dress, ber best bonnet, and ber Chinese relics wete nothing, she whispered to her bosom friend ; bit to bave Biggins once know be was right, it "is too much," aud she always bursts into tears New Orleaus Picayune. Oil Explosion lleHtructive Fire ia Pittsburgh Yester day Morning. About twelve o'clock Monday tiigbt, says the Pittsburgh GiZdtta of yesterday, an aiann of lire was struck frJm box CI, corner ot Ponn and Tweoty-eightli streets. The alarm was occasioned by ihe explosion of a still at W or liner, Myers Jk Co.'s oil refinery, comer nf Tnirty-llrsi and itillroad streets. The still (exploded with a territlo ciasln sending a ll iiua ium the air a distance of tn 1 1 y forty feet. A portion of the demolish, ed tank wiib all its force and fury dashed though Ine brck wll and sot tbe lumber yard of Wil lam Brown in a blm The oil hail given the lumber a jond start, and by the lime the nrerneu arrived a lire pre seuicl iieell tuut wis very-hart! to combat and very exleustve, covering the area ol nearly ilia entire lumber yard. Tbe fire men worked with a will aud finally got it under control, aud at two o'clock Tuesday morning it wus nearly all out. The lumber yard is owned by William Browo, who bad i.n hand a lull stock of seasoned pine lum Uer v hied at $25,000. His loss will be about $10,001), Insured for $11,000 in Cin cinnati companies. The loss ol Woruier, Myers it Company, wij loot up $5 00 on oil and tank. Thanksgiving Proclamation By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. t oe approaching close or another year brings with It the occasion ot renewed thanksgiving and acknowledgement to the Almighty Ruler of tbe universe lor tbe tin numbered mercies whioh hu bus bestowed upon us. Abundant harvests have bem amoog the rewards of Industry. With Iocs1 exceptions, health has been among the blessings enjoyed. Tranquility at home and peacewitb other nations bave prevailed. I' rugal Industry Is regaining its merited recognition and its merited rewards gradu ally, but, under tbe Providence of God surely, as we trust, tbe nation is recovering trom the lingering results of a dreadful civil strife. For these aud all other tueroies vouchsafed it becomes us as a people to re turn heartfelt and grateful acknowledge menis, ana who our thanksgiving, we may unite in prayers for tbe cessation of looai and temporary sufferings. I therefore, recommend that on Thursday, the 27tb day ol Novembel next, tho people meet in tbelr respective places of worship to make tbeir ackuowledgemeot to Altnigbty God for His bounty and His protection, and to offer up praises for their continuance. lowliness wbereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused tbe seal of tbe United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington ".tbis 14tb day of October, lu tbe year of our Lord 1873, and of the Independence of tbe United Slates the ninty.seventb. tilgued by tbe President, U.S. Gram. Uviiwa SlW, Cfetary of Statt. TO TntS CITlZF.Nit VV I'BNSTt.VASlA Toar sttontlou is Hwdailv Invited to tlx " IheNiitlonsl Banks an now prepared to real enbscrtrtlons to the Capital Stock of tbe Cmtm V al Boert of Finance. Tho funds realliwi ttm this Boom are tn be emplojjd In the eretUonof .tie biiliitlng for tin luteraattanal Kthlbitlori u tho expanses connected with Iba sataa. It fideutty believed that tbe Karalouc Btau m t represented by tbe name of every cltiion alive to patriotic commemoration of tbe one hundreuj bnl day of the notion The shares of stock are oimi for $ 10 each, and subscribers will recelvs s Uni soinnly steel ran raved VtrtiflclU of Stock, luluw, for training and yreservaiton as a national "unorl al. Interest nt tho rate of six per cent per will be paid on alt payments of Usnicnalal stack in. Ill uni,. ,m in uicui mi wnuunrjr 1, Itmr. tiuWsci'lher. who are not near a National Btilr can remit a check ot post oflic order to tbe arifa. signed. rHRDK. PRAI.BT, Tre,w, ......uioi., rnuaadpUs McKinley & Gross, Machinists. Blacksmiths, AND toiler Ipks, Egbert Farm, Petroleum Pa. Centre, Boiler Repairing a Speciality. KE FINERY STILLS REPAIRED rw We wsirant all work dose by in t be nearly as good as new when repairer . Good material furnished aod prices reasoo- able. Having had Ions experience, n Ibe tun nesa we nre Miahled lo vivo aeusncajan. JOMKIM1 MeKINLKY. MEIlAfel 1AH vBOBJ Petroleum Centre, l'a., Jan. . tl FAIRY YOIOES.I rAiHY&mnH. KA1MY VOICES- kaihy voirm. KAlHV votriw. VAIIIY VOK'FA KAIHY WICK. AIRY YtiU'KS. TOIfNEW MUSIC BOOK FOR SCHOOLS PKIt DOZEN. I'KrtlMiZEN ocr. KACII. POSTPAID. SONG ECHO, PORHCIIOOLSB so.ooo Kl .11). eo.oi Kif.rit.il. so.oou SOUL T'ltlfB. il TS IKNT.PAII S7.BO JR,( pc'i. JK SKST PKK f Xl'ltKN. A.ldreM, .1. J PETER!. , . MfJ Broadway. New.Yor (i. F. ROBSTER, Flour & Feed JlYn hunr, PETROLEUM CENTRE, PA. PHK'B MM. XXX Whito Wh't Jfl, 19.(10 I Men), ! tihi.p. l,rio n neat urnn. 1, I'ats 50. sp:sif. IHE NUW ItEltlKfJa' Tine tOU HIP- A most Impor rtant Indention. Sotd by Hie Waul' I Rupture absolutely In mhc and comfort nislit iiruadway, rt. uity. dny, at all times and under nil elrpunatitMes. wits nt.t in. Ar..ntlnn tvhut..v In .n nkP. AUd SeMlO T vver oe iMKen on annug ine wman vmm r.i,B.""r" rft'.'Ct a perniauent cure. Hent Bil . Ciiesls" tree. Any drnis". or Phjialclaa will order tail new Truss fur jou witbeat charge Girl Wanted. To do general housework. Ioqn lr si Cor 'I ann s Hardware store. OR. BARTIN'S ELIXIL'OF TAB. Is reeomm.uded by reenlar Mediral rrsettH" and a spody eura giutrranteed Tor Cold', JC'"!"'', , Catarrh, Asthma, Bronchitis, Spitting Ulooo.tm sumption, and all Pulmonary Complaint. Hcrprjj Erysipelas, Dvapepsla. and tionl 1 ael.tcr', iaw-era-morbus, ithokra and all llv rand boel f! plah.ts. KidneydlseaaesanJall atrellon Urinal Orunns ptTlectly harnile free Irsm r.t ; eral or Alcoholic properties nlrasant to tsie ' never known tn rail Price $1.00 per bottle, rn" pnrtlcu.ors with medical testimony ana "".'.r iwtf sent on application. Address L f. B'1"" CO , 1M Htvaute AvuDue, Mew York. Sivfv.fi va millintia cA 1)0 tell cad8-haTe been issued witbrn; tho last five months. The street abound in b"u holes. Ninety-two wells are drilling Flsx culture is said to bo largely on ) inoreasa io tho northwest, but lb rP " mostly grown .lor seed, thero belog means of manufacturing tbo fibre. A number of curious Jstatuetu io " cotto, reeantly dlscoreras) Id Bceotis, bsv beeo placed In th Loiitw, Paris.;