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M I F F LIN T O W R Wednesday Morning, July 23, 1873. B. F. SCIIWEIER, I I) I TOR a PROPRIETOR. G EO. P. ROWELL & CO, 40 Park Row, New York AND S. M. PETTENGILL & CO., 37 Park Row, N. Y, Are our tole agents in that city, and are au thorized to ood tract for advertising at our lowest rates. Advertiser in tliat city are te questrd to leave their favors with either of ilit ahore houses. The notion seems to posses some peo-pit- tliat President Grant is to become a candidate for re election iu tbe next na tioi.al canvass, and thereon they are de livering thenist Ives of long articles of the danger to the Republic by such a reuom inaiiou and re election. The assumed allusions i hey make use of to help them on with their pleasant writing Lave the merit of being liii-toricel, classical. They call it "C;esarism," and it sounds well, but when the souuJ subsides there is an i nd of it. ' It would be pleasant reading to learn from ai. titles from the pen of some of these classical g nth man something more than nicely dressed assertion, something whereiu President Grant's official or pri rate deportment bears the faintest resem-jat ldanco to the official or private deport ment of Julius Caisar, from whose line of individual and State policy Cae-arism originated or derived its name except ing, of course, (ir.-tt's military achieve ments, lie may, indeed, possess the nrilitary genius of the great Julius, who destroyed the liberties of Rome ; but to his credit he has never displayed the arnliiion of that Roman General, whom l is critics and defamers charge him with 1 olding constantly before him as a model. When they thus charge him with Ca:sar ism they forget that they are destroying their own former argument:) cf ignorance igaiut him, for how can an ignoruat and unlettered man take for a model men and measures of bygone days with whom or which he is unacquainted. Cscsar had a policy. Grant has a pol icy. It, however, requires a peculiar pen- 'ration, given to few men, to discover a leeeiublnuce where none exists. Grant's policy of administration thus far pre tents no similarity to that of Caesar. It unly naked assertion that the critics pritl. . -. C Iva oa liiiUt Tvll na "y herein Grant's manifestations are like - u. o. v. . k jn'iu f mo f HI 111,1.1 J policy ; he usurped the powers of the Roman Senate ; he individualized the w hole R iman government. Grant's policy has been the opposite ; it has been a civil one, one strictly con fined to Congreseicnal enactments and rules of courts. He has repeatedly through ' State"' papers defined his pol icy to be that of the will of the people as expressed through the ballot box. To this his critics may have the sulphurious charity to reply that he employs lan guage as the Fiench diplomatist em ployed it, simply to disgnise bis real purposes Again it would be highly in teresting to ham from these classical geutlemen wherein the policy of the Re- publican party, which has become the comroling governmental policy of the country, resembles "Caessrism."' Again, it would be imparting unknown information to show the analogy between the government set up by Julius Caesar uud tli e government of this Republic as administered by President Grant. From Caesar came a line of Empoiers, Caesars, and the extinguishment of whatever of Republicanism that had existed in the Roman government. Through Grant, as the administrator of the ideas of North ern civilization iu governmental affairs, eveiy vestige of individualism has been rooted out and a complete Republic, such as Rome during her palmiest semi-Rs-j I ublican days scarcely couceived of, has been established. If the critics know better, why do they not tell whereiu Oram's policy is like that of ''Caesar-: i-m It is all a "boob." The moral and intellectual status of the American peo ple is such juet now that no tn in or set of men could with the shadow of a chance f success play the role of Caesar or Caesarism, no matter how much they might so desire to do. Forney's I'rrss of the 21st inet., in an editorial article headed " A National Duty," revives the question of the raising of a national fund to be used in the pre serration of the birthplace and tomb of Washington, and thinks the Centennial Anniversary should bring that desirable object to a consummation. Senator Tipton, of Nebraska, is de voting himself to the welfare of hie farm. Laving set out 2 000 apple trees and for est trees iu abundance. He is now plan ting two and a half miles of hedge, Las fifty acres of wheat, twenty of oats, and fifteen of corn, and has done all this himself with the assistance of one man. The two Wall street merchants who went to Canada to fight a duel,' bave with ther (seconds, been indicted by the graud jury of the New York Court of General Sessions. True genius is modest, . and modesty is often the handcuff of true genius. . The Shalt. The Persian king, " King of kings,' in his visit to England and Europe, has kept governmental circles of those conn tries in an agitated state. Tbey have never entertained any personage like him His manners are so luxurious, lascivious, and different from those of Europeans, that his capers have astonished those who have entertained him to such a de gree that they have been giving to the public long accounts of his doings. Writers of bygone days tell that it was the introduction of luxuries, manners, customs and ways of living of Persia and other Eastern countries, that paved the way for the fall of the Roman Em pire. It is presumed that the circle in which be moved has been too much as tooished to tell how it likes his ways When it fully recovers itself the world will learn their likes and dislikes. Roy ally, out of governmental courtesy, was bound to receive bim in close relationship, Iu America the Shah would not be ad milted to the homes of icsprctable Am erican citizens. They would just as soon think of taking Biigham Young into their families. From among the many accounts of European correspondents we clip and publish the following from city papers : "It is said by those who ought to know that when Buckingham Talace, London, was being fitted np as a Lome for the Sbah, one of the chief rooms was adorn ed with a rich carpet which had been designed and manufactured especially to charm the eye of His Majesty. The story goes on to say that a couple of the j Persian suite came here a week ago to see that all things were in readiness and nothing overlooked, and that when they I reached that particular room and glanced the lovely combination of green fi. ures and white oues in that carpet they gathered their robes carefully up about their knees and then went elaborately tiptoeing about the floor with the aspect and anxiety of a couple of cats hunting for dryground in a wet country, and they stepped only ou the white figures and almost fainted whenever they came uear touching a green one. It is said that the explanation is that these vi.-il ing Persians are all Mohammedans, and green being a color sacred to the de scenduuts of the Prophet, aud none of these people being eo descended, it would he dreadful profanation for them to defile the holy color with their feet. Aud the general result of it all was that that car pet bad to be taken up, and ii a dead toss. "Strange stories were toll of ruined carpets, defiU-d curtaius, and an accumu lation of filth and horror of every de scription in the rooms occupied by the Easterns at Berlin, while it was confi dently stated that the coldness shown by the German Emperor to his Oriental guest, which permitted the shah to pass his last few days alone,' and actually to leave Berlin without the presence of any of the imperial family, arose from the fact that at a dinner at Charlottenberg the Shah, disapproving of something he was eating, actually spat out the contents of his mouth upon the skirts of his im perial hostess. Not a pretty trick, and perhaps not a pretty story j however, I am only an " abstract chronicler" of the times, and of snch kiud are the anec dotes with which our society is at pres ent rife." " Next to the grass and trees, or per baps before, the women of England have had the honor to interest the Sbah. Re garding them naturally from the Oriental point of view. His Majesty has made a number of remarks which will scarcely bear repetition in print. The prevailing fashion of dress has given him abundant opportunity to compare their attractions with those of his own harem. For three be is reported to have offered ,60,000, with the option of canceling the bargain and returning to England if after a fair trial they dislike Persia. One of the three told me she was inclined to accept if the money could be settled on herself, and if she could feel sure about getting back. But I think no bargain has been closed. At Lady Granville's party at the Foreign Office, on Tuesday night, it was an American lady or, as some say, two or three fair Americans who had the honor to attract this noble savage's regard. At one or two dinners Le Las found himself with a lady on each side of him, and this is a practice which he declares himself nnable to understand. They, on the other hand, have been en lightened by experience as to some cus toms which prevail in Persia, but have hitherto been unknown iu England. One lady on rising from the table fonnd her lap filled with morsels from the Royal plate, which, as she supposed, he had found unpalatable and quietly disposed of in this way. Another beheld sundry viands from time to time during dinner transferred from the Shah's plate to her own. There is even a story that Le took such a violent dislike to spinach when it was served to him for the first time that he ejected it from bis month on to the plate of his neighbor. But to all these, as to most of the other stories, there is another side. The charitable and well informed explain that these contributions were meant as marks of royal favor and were in the bight of good breeding, siuce among Orientals it is the custom to be stow on a guest the choicest morsels from the host's portion, and a King always stands in the relation of a host to every body else." "The Shah himself is an ugly cuss. He resembles closely the picture of the more cruel of Lis forefathers, contained in the aarly editions of the Arabian Nights. I dare say he has caused many a poor devil's Lead to be chopped" off on a notice of five minutes, and it would not surprise me to learn that he Las a trick of making himself a widower three or four times a month. A fierce-eyed. tal low-visaged, ogly beast as ever wore a diamond or carried a' scimeter ; and Lis Grand Visier, who is along with him, is onlv a trifle less brutal and vicious. If you met either iu a dark alley you would tremble for your life. If Captain Jack has a worse couutenance Le is no true Modoc" ' A MYSrERlOUS MURDER. Mutilation of the Body Deed in Content Station Seven Months The Murderer iissing Full particulars. Ou Saturday last, a rumor was preva lent on our streets, that a foul murder had been committed near Cochranville. in this county, and on Sunday morning our reporter repaired to the scene and finds the circumstances as follows : On Friday near 12 o'clock, M. Mr. Gainer P. Moore, of Penningtonville, is passing down the pike on his way home from Cochranville, aud when about 1$ miles from that villlage, in a piece of woods on the farm of Jacob Bair, his at teution was attracted by a large flock of buzzards that appeared to find a special a traction at a spot about 40 yards on the left hand or south side of the road He moved into the woods and found what be believed to he the body of a man, buried about a foot deep, with a Blight covering of earth, which had been removed so as to leavea part of the breast exposed. He left matters as they were and went to the residence of Sam uel llhodes, near Penningtouville, and they together satisfied themselves that it was a human body, and then spread the alarm. People soon collected from both Penningtonville and Cochranville, among them Hugh Rambo, Esq, who! empanui led a jury consisting of George Wilson, Abraham Ross, ilezekiah Liu- ton, George Reese, John S. Pennock and William Hastings. The body was then exhumed and found much decomposed and without the arms and legs. All present, except those at work, stepped away from the grave to escape from the stench, and one gentle man in doing so stepped upon a bunch of pine boughs about 15 feet distant, that ppeared to have soft earth under, aud exclaimed, "Here is something else," and search disclosed the missing limbs. The remains were then taken to Pen- ingtonville and a post mortem examina tion made by Dr. Bailey, who found that the throat had been cut across the front ; that there was one slab between the 4th and 5 lli ribs ; one between the 9th an! lOib ribs on the right side ; one iu the "lit breast, and one in front at the pit f the stomach, all apparently inflicted with a long aud very sharp knifo. The only articles found with the body were shirt, a pair of stockings and low gai ters, all of which were on the diff rent parts to h hich they belonged. ' The re mains are apparently those of a rather fine looking man from 30 to 35 years of sgi, about 5 feet S iuches high, with black hair, moustache aud Burnside whiskers. . ' Gainer P. Moors was examined and testified to finding the body as above staten. Samuel Rhodes was then called and this is Samuel Rhodes' story. Mr. Rhodes lives within a half mile of Penningtonville, and about two miles from where tho ' body was found, and says that he is married to the sister of a man named William E. Udderzook, whose mother owns a house at Jenner ville, but lives with Mr. Miller at Penn station, P. &B C. 11.' II. That Wil liam has lived for some years in Balti more, and has been ou tbe police force there He got a letter from William, dated the ICih of December last, telling him to drop everything and come to Sharp & Co's. plaining mill, near the President street depot in Baltimore, and ask for Lim ; that he Lad a good thing on hand by which tbey could make $1000 in a couple of bonrs, but enjoining upon him the utmost secrecy in regard to the matter. Rhodes did not go to Balti more, but wrote to Lis brother-in-law ask ing for further particulars, and received no answer. This letter Le showed to Gainer P. Moore and some others shortly after he received it. He heard nothing more from Udderzook until Tuesday, July 1st, when he came into the field where he was at work, accompanied by his sister, (lihodes' wife). He called Rhodes to one side and talked with him abont an hour, asking why Le Lad not come to Baltimore, and said that they could have easily made the $1000, as Le knew a man who had the money by Lim and Le Lad wanted RLodes to help pnl him ont of the way. Rhodes exhibited horror at the proposition, and Udderzook then went on to say that the chance was equally good now for twice that amount, as he had the man all right at Jenner ville, and wanted Rhodes to take bis wagon and go there with him, when tbey would take the man ont and murder him. Udderzook declaring that he bad SI 000 of the money with him and that he (U.) kuew where to get the other S1C00. He said he Would get some drug and give the man, aud then they could easily put him out of the way. . Rhodes refused to go into the arrangement, and then Ud derzook wanted to xnow if he brought the man to Rhodes' house that night, aud he should die suddenly, if Rhodes would help him dispose of the body se cretly. This Rhodes also refused to do, and declared that he would bave nothing to do with the affair, urging Udderzook to give the idea up oltogether as it would bring ruin on himself and all the family. Udderzook then declared he woul d do the job himself. Mr. Jefferia said that on Monday even ing, June 30, Udderzook came to Lis hotel in company with another gentle man, and after some hesitation, he kept them all night. They retired early. In the morning Udderzook came down and said his friend wai not well, and Mrs. Jefferies prepared some breakfast which he carried up and the dishes were brought down empty. Udderzook then hired a horse from Edw. Patchell and went off in the direction of Cochranville. He re turned in the evening with a horse aud buggy in addition to the horse he ' took away, and after calling on his mother at Penn Station, paid tbe bill, took his friend in the buggy, and went away again to wards Cochranville, leaving Jennerville at 5 o'clock in- the evening. Mrs Jefferis took notice that the stran ger appeared quite sick after Udderzook left, and asked for whisky. Mrs J. Lad none to give him, and told him so. He then went to sleep, and when he got up, two or three hoars after, did nut ask for the whisky again. He appeared so had that she called the attention of Dr. Nau- dain to his case, who thought there was not much the matter with him, but that he had been drinking She bad very little talk with him. The only thing he said about LimBelf, was that he was an agent from Kentucky, and bad been to New York, but did not tell his name or residence. Mr. Jefferis' son recognized the ring found in the buggy as one he bad seen on the stranger's hand, and all who had seen this stranger companion of Udderzook, recognized the body as his. The unfortunate man was never again seen alive after he left Jennerville, and nothing was known of him until the finding of the body eleven days after The nejt place Udderzook was seen after taking the buggy home to Pennington ville, was when he was noticed by Mr Jefferis, walking into Jennerville about 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning, from the direction of Cochranville, with ' his coat on his arm and looking as if bo had had a long walk Mr. J. asked him where his partner was, and be said he had tak en him to Parkesburg. He then went down to his mother. Mrs. Udderzook, the mother of Wm E Udderzook and Mrs Rhodes, was only induced to come before the inquest after much trouble and gave her evidence with great hesitation. She stated at first, that William came to see her, the first time, on Monday, and the last time on Thursday, but at last admitted that the visits were on Tuesday and Wednes day, and that he finally went away (on the cars) on Thursday. She also admit ted, after a great deal of hesitation, that she had washed his pants, shirt aud handkerchief, while he was in bed. The pants were of hlark cloth, and she claim ed at first that she only brushed the dirt from the bottoms of the legs, but after warda admitted that the had taken water and washed them. She said she did not know where he was, or where he bad been ou Tuesday liight. When Udderzook took the horse and buggy to the stable at Penningtonville, the hostler told him be must pay for the missing robe and sheet, the damage doue to the buggy aud the extra time he was away, lie said shortly that he would see Mr. Baldwin in the morning and walked off. Ou Wednesday Edw. Pat chell was in Peningtooville and Mr. Baldwin gave bim an order on Udder zook for this bill, which was presented to him at Mr. Miller's place at Penn Station, where he was stopping with his mother. He paid Patchell for the robe and sheet but refused to pay for the damage or extra time. While Udderzook was about Jenner vill he appeared to be anxious to escape recognition, and refused to talk with par ties there who kuew him well. Several theories of the murder proba ble, and improbable, are advanced. One is, that the stranger was driven to the wood murdered, dismembered and buried after which the buggy was taken home. But it does not seem that this could be the case, as medical authorities claim that tbe limbs could not have been taken off so nicely as they were by any one in tbe dark. They are amputated at the hip and shoulder joints, and the catting has been done with a very sharp knife by some one who could see what he was doing Besides this the horse and wagon, which could not be taken into the woods would have attracted attention on that much traveled thoroughfare. Another, and app trendy the most plausible theory is, that more than one person were engaged in the murder, which was committed at some distance from the point of burial, and that the limbs were cut off in order that they might be carried in one parcel while the trunk was carried in another. On Saturday afternoon, tbe jury of in quest returned a verdict that the unknown deceased had come to his death from stabs and cuts received from a sharp in strument in the hands of Wm. E. Udder zook himself, or assisted by others On Saturday. Mr. James C. Hammill of Penningtonville came to Westchester and waa furnished by Hon. Washington Townsend, acting District Attorney with a letter to Gov. Hartranft which he took to Ilarrisburg on Sunday, and procured a requisition on Governor Wyley, of Maryland, and directed to Sheriff Gill of this county, to bring Udderzook here to answer the charge of murder if Le can be found in that State. Wert Chetter Republican. ANOTHER INTERESTING 8IDB ISSUE. The excitement in the Eastern part of the State in reference to the murder in Chester County has not decreased, but each new development seems to give the matter fresh interest. The Baltimore Ledger, speaking in reference to the ar rest of Udderxook (that seems to be the orthography of it) gives this interesting side issue : "The arrest of Udderzook has been tbe subject of general interest and dis cussion here, particularly among life in surance agents, Udderzook having been the principal witness in tbe suit of Mrs. Goss against tbe Mutual Life Insurance ConVpany, recently tried in the United States Coorti tbe particulars of which were given to the public through tbe Associated Press at the time. Goss bad a life policy iu the Mutual, Continental and Knickerbocker Companies, of $5,000 each, and Si 0,000 in the Travelers, of Hartford, making 125,000 in all. ' It is alleged that Goss was burned in his shop, near this city, in the winter of 1872. The insurance companies refused to pay the policies. The widow brought suit against the Mutual, of New York, and recovered a verdict for the-full amount. The evidence during the trial was conflicting, and notwithstanding the verdict, tbe agents of the insurance com panies asserted their belief that Goss was still alive- The suit against the Mutual Company was the only one tried, and another is now pending for a new trial The suit against the other companies has not yet been tried, and no money has been paid by the companies. The story now is that Goss is the strange man who was murdered at Jennersville. Udderzook is married, and Las a wife and child in this city. THE BODY Op TUB MURDERED MAN IDEN TIFIED AS THAT OP GOSS. ' Baltimore July 18 A special des patch to the Baltimore American says : Under the direction of the District Attorney, we have to day exhumed and thoroughly examined the body of the man recently found murdered near Pen ningtonville. All the measurements of the body, muscular developement figure, and general appearance accurately cor respond with the well known description of W infield Scott Goss. The teeth are remarkably good, regular, even, and well pieserved. The remains were fully iden tified by Baltimore citizens who knew Goss intimately during his lifetime A seal ring found iu the wagon used by Udderzook on the night of the mar der was to day identified by Louis En gel, of Baltimore, who is a friend of the Goss fimilv, and who was a witness for Mrs Goss in the recent insurance suit. He unqualifiedly declares it to be tLe ring worn by Goss; says he has seen and examined it many times, and has frequently taken it from Goss and placed it npon his wn finger. He described the ring perfectly before it was thown him. All the links in the chain of evidence are now complete, except a chemical analysis of the blood stains on tne wag on, and similar examination of ihe charr ed remains of the clothing burned by Udderzook. These materials under seal are to-day placed in the hands of Profes sor E. Lloyd Howard, of Baltimore, for examination aud report to the State an tborities. 1 he trial of Udderzook is set for October 27. Rapid Growth of the Grange MoTcment. Owing to the rapid growth of the Or der of the Patrons of Husbandry, the headquarters of the National Grange will soon be removed from Georgetown, D. C, to Washington, where the secretary's office will hereafter be located. Since the 1st inst. abont 350 subordinate granges have beeu organized, making the total number of granges in operation up to date 4.700, with an aggregate mem bership of about 350 000. Tbe order seems to be growing most rapiJly iu the States ov Iowa, (which now has 1,750 granges,) Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. In response to requests from different States several additional general depu ties have recently been sent out by the National Grange to organize subordinate granges. There are at present State Granges in Arkansas, California, Geor gia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Mis sissippi, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebrasba, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Wis cons in. 1'ras, Mr John Sheerer made an ascension from Reading, Pa., in a balloon, accom panied by his wife. Tbe Reading Eagle says : The balloon shot straight to zenith until it struck an upper current of air, when it veered away beautifully to the east by south. At one time the balloon was over two miles high. Mrs. Sheerer closed her eyes until they reached an altitude of 500 feet, when she looked out and viewed the grand panorama stretch ed out in beautiful magnificence below. Instead of becoming frightened, she was entirely the reverse, and expressed her self as being highly delighted with bal looning. Under the direction of her husband she regulated tbe ballast and made herself quite usefuL la fact tbe lady was so much pleased with aerial navigation that she insisted npon making an ascension alone. The landing was somewhat rough, though attended by no injuries. They came down in a field, and were bumped several times against the ground, bnt as the balloon neared a fence the anchor was east out and tbe airship secured. ........ A Milwaukee despatch says that the two men who committed some' robberies at New London were caught at Showana on Thursday night. A vigilance com mittee of sixty took them from the Sher iff, put a noose around their necks, and hung them till they confessed where tbe stolen property was secreted. SHORT ITEMS. A daring youth last week swam across tbe Niagara river below the falls.. It U said the Shab scratches bis bead with tbe corner of a salt cellar. The traveling expenses of tbe Shab of Persia are said to be $250,000 a month. Washington journalist sailed in the Tigriss, on her polar expedition, as a common sea man.. No man improves in a company for wbicb he has not enough respect to be under some degree of restraiut. Miss Alice Johnson, of Kansas, has opened a barber shop, and gives her per sonal attention to the shaving of gen tlemen. - If a Persian turn Christian bis bead is chopped off if tbey catch bim. All sort of wickedness are cured by decapi tating. . A Pittsburg cabinet maker has gun crazy trying to invent a rocking chair with a self-acting fan and shoo fly at tachment Judge John Robertson, a Virginian by "birth education and thought, and a descendant of Pocahontas, died on tbe 5th instant, at Mount Athol, at the ripe old age of eighty eight. Mr. Benjamin Longenecker, of Wood bury, Bedford couuty, fell dead on Mon day eveniug a week, while walking through a pasture to which he had gone for his cows. He was 70 years of age. When a crowd of jiyhawkers started a disturbance in a Texas church, tbe other day, the preacher raised a shot gun and said; "William Dello, sit down or I'll make it painful for you. "Wil iain sat down and was quiet as a lamb Mrs. McArthur of Los Angeles, Texas because her husband scolded ber about the character of their breakfast, took a large dose of strychnine, and died soon after. An official investigation into the conduct of the husbaud is demanded Mayor Havemeyer, of New York, has made a requisition on Governor Dix for 800 breech loading rifles and other ne cessary equipments for arming the police of that city, who arc to be drilled and used as military in suppressing disor ders. When the Shah met Queen Victoria, he kissed her with perfect delicacy and grace, and said that hitherto he had reck oned his years from the day of his biith, but in future he would reckon them from the day of his meeting tho Queen of England. Sup for the poor in Boston cost about 81,000 last year, and "refreshments' for the city government $41,000. This was about $2,50 a day for each member of the City Council. Wouldn't it be cheap er to get the whole crowd boarded at a first class hotel I Of the 35,170,204 passengers carried over the railroads in Pennsylvania last year, only thirty-three were killed less than one in a million . The chances against death by railroad traveling are. therefore, more than a million to one in this State. PiiUburgh CommTcial. Some, robbers recently seized and bound a man and his wife near Saliua, Cal , and tortured them by pulling their finger-nails out with pincers, to m ike them disclose the hiding place of their money. They remained silent in spite ef their torture, and the robbers got nothing. A few weeks ago Pacini's opera, "Sappho," was being played at Rome. At the end of the last act, when Sappho throws herself into the sea, the singer's substitute had-o badly arranged his classical robes that the last thing seen of the Greek poetess was a large pair of men's boots 1 The curtain fell amid tbe most uproarious laughter. At Moscow a lady, renowned for her beauty, ventured to call on tbe Shah with an enormous boqnet. The "Light of the World" accepted the floral pres ent, examined the fair visitor carefully and leasurely for a considerably period with his. eye glass, and then probably overcome by admiration, turned his back upon her and retreated to bis apartments without deigning to utter even a royal monosy liable. The Titusville Herald says : Intelli gence teaches us from Parkers of the discovery of a secret organization formed for the purpose of destroying the nitro glycerine magazines of the Roberts Tor pedo Company, and to feloniously ap propriate their contents to the putting in of what are called moonlight tornedoes. or torpedoes clandestinely exploded by partiet obtaining the means and appli ances by theft. They have a practical way of righting things np in Canterbury, N. II. A Manchester man who had unfairly ob tained a farm of a dying man, to the detriment of his widow and childreu, recently visited it to cut the hay, got mowing machine ready for use the next morning, and retired. That night about twenty men and women turned out, pre pared the hay by moonlight, sold the crop, and placed the money in keeping for the rightful heirs, all before daylight . A vigilance committee of eitizens has becu formed at Omaha to deal with tbe gamblers and roughs who infest that re gion. They announc their intention . to aid the authorities in enforcing the laws, but in case of failure or k neglect on the part of the lawful agents to protect the citizens' tbe committee will take the matter in charge. They . give public warning that if some remedy is not spee dily applied they would feel justified in using summary measures.' Many gamb lers have already left. 'i Rey. E. O. Forney, pastor of the Re formed church of Norristown, res:gned bis charge last week. The vestry of the church had no previous knowledge of bis purpose to resign until he bad gone. A letter left behind revealed bis inten tions, which are to unite himself with the Roman Catholic church. Ilia sudden departure created quite a stir in Norm town Subsequently he j dried the Cath olics. The party of gentlemen who witness, ed the recent trial of the Belgiau towage system on the Erie canal at Buffalo, con sider, tbe adoptiou of that mode of tow age only a question I time. Already the cable is laid between Buffalo and Lock port and loaded boats bave been towed between those points at the rate of four miles an hour. The thing is done by a strong solid steel wire cable laid at the bottom of tbe canal to which is attached a grapple, which in its tnrn is attached to a graved wheel placed on the side of tbe boat to be towed. The cable is then passed over other wheels, also graved, and then falls back into the water in the rear. It is impossible for the cable to slip over tbe wheels and the process works very . smoothly. The boats that are to be towed are connected with the steain towing boat by an ordin ary cable. We are informed on good authority; says the Pittston Corn't that a party of five citizens of Pittston went on a short excursion to Shiny Mouutain on Sunday last. Their commissaries consisted of a solid batch of sandwiches and a keg of lager.. While at the rendezvous, weth er by a preconcerted arrangement or not, they were joined by a number of women, who entered into the festivities with more than masculine avidity. The men. passed the foaming mug frequently, and as frequently was its contents drained by all present. By and by the nectar of Gatnbrinas began to work in the heads of the giddy damsels, who forgot the modesty of their sex, and, all un trammelled with skirts or bodice, re galed the party of the first part with- songs, gymnastic evolutions, and ground and lofty tumbling generally.' It was fun for the men, bnt death to the char acter of the girls. The opium crop of Turkey annually amounts to about 5000 cases, each case- containing 140 pounds. It is chiefly distributed between America, England,, aud China. This year everything ap peared to be favorable for a good yielil and at least an average crop was confi dently expectt d till a short time ago, when advices were received that one half of the crop had been destroyed by the hot winds. It is now reported that the entire product of thiyear, which is now harvesting, will probably not amount to more than 2000 cases. Opium in bond, in New York city, lias advanced from $5 per pound, gold, to $G 25, gold, within the last six weeks. If tbe unfavorable reports are fully confirmed, it is believed in the trade that it will continue to ad vance enormously, and not improbably reach the figure of about five years ago, when, under similar circumstances opiutrs was sold for Si 1 per pound in gold. A Great Horror Done Away With. House cleaning is a great horror to nine mc-o ont of every ten. When that time comes tbe "men folks," as a rule, give the domestic hearth a "wide berth." Oceans of suds the product of tons of soap faiily flood every part of the house. The women, from the mistrestr down, labor as they nevei worked before, and what with the discomfort, the smell of snds and the dampness, and not nn frequently sickness, the product of colds and overwork, matters are generally dis agreeable. Tbe simple use of Sa polio instead of soap does away with all thi discomfort. It lightens tbe labor a hun dred per cent., btcanse it removes dirt, grease, stains and spots, with hardly any labor, with but little water, and in one tenth of the usual time. 2w Uur dwtisfrafttts. Administratrix's Hotice. Ettatt of Jacob it. Click, datattd. MMIE undersigned, to whom Letters of M 1 ministration on the estate of Jacob M Cleck, late of Walker township deo'd., have been dul granted according to law, hereby gives notice to all persons indebted to said estate to come lorward and make payment, and those having claims against it. to pre sent them properly authenticated for settle ment. SUSANNAH CLECK, Adm'z. July 23, 1873-6t Caution. ALL persons are hereby cautioned against bunting or gathering berries, or in tres passing in any way on the lands of the un dersigned in Fermanagh township. All per sons so offending will be dealt with to the full extent of the law. EMANCEL MOTEK. DAVID RENNO. MICHAEL STONER. JOHN RENNO. ABRAHAM 8TOSER. JOHN BVLER. July 23, 1878. To Contractors and Builders. SEALED PROPOSALS will be received by the Commissioners of tbe connty of Ju niata, at their ofhee in Mitftinfown. ntil one o'clock P. M. on MOXDAI, AUGIST lltb. 1873, for tbe erection and enlargement of a Court House in aaid town. Proposals must state the sum ia gross for furnishing all the materials, except the brick, and doing all tbe work according to the plan and specifica tions of the same. The Commissioners reserve the right to reject all or any of the bids which they shall consider incompatible with the interests of the county. . . Plan and specifications can be seen ai tbe Commissioners' office oa and after the 28th day of July, 1873. WILLIAM CLSH. " - 'J . WM. VAN SWERIXGEN, J " ' DAVID B. DIMM, Attest: ... Commiiiioneri. James Diax, Cierk.' N. B Bidders will bold themselves in readiness to euter iato a bond with security on the day of the letting, for the faithful performance of the contract, if th same ia awarded tv tbem. July 16, 187.