Henry A. Parsons, Jr.
THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1873.
What thi Lkoislatwr
Both branches ot the Legislature will
ndjotirn to-day at noon, and what u
done by the body during its long session,
remains yet to be understood, because
the greater part ot the mischievous bills
passed were nerer printed, and will only
become fully understood when they go
into the pages of the official volume of
laws. The amount of private legislation
secured at this'sessioo, aotwithstanding
he Irce use of the veto power by the
Governor, was immense, and much of it
of a mischievous character. The great
corporations got all they wanted, while
the attempts of little combinations to se
cure incorporate privileges were either
snubbed in the Legislature or crushed in
the Executive Chamber. Of course,
there were wliolcsomo.laws enacted, but
of these we cannot speak, until we see
them in priut, and it is better therefore
to refrain from free criticisms' at pres
Every years' expsrionce convinces us
of the necessity of more closoly defining
the powers of the Legislative branch of
tho government; of restraining within
certain limits, and making the Constitu
tion as plain and comprehensive in i's
control and direction of legislation (hat
we know just what a Legislature can
and cannot do. Under the present rul
ing, there is no limitation to the powers
of a Legislature. By long practice un-
rebuked it assumes to be the supreme
power of the government, to dispose of
its franchises and wound its vitality, as
its caprice or interests uiaj dictate The
press has fearlessly warned the people of
this growing tendency to evil, and when
the disaster comes, which is the legioal
result ot such a course of action, the
people will have themselves to blame
for all they snfler from its effects.-St.ite
Journal, 10th inst.
B The Science oe Health for May
opens with "Health against Fashion," il
lustrated. "The Diet and Regimen of
a Nursing Mother" is important ; "Sea
sonable Dishes" tells how to prepare and
cook early vegetables, and how to make
Graham biscuits or Gems, with illustra
tions; Teeth among Different Nations ;
Disease and its treatment ; Popular
Physiology ; Flatulence and Heart burn;
Health of Mechanics; American verm
Chinese Medicine. These, with the in
formation contained in answers to corres
pondents, and other valnable notes, make
up a good number of this excelleut
Magazine, which uhould find its way
into every family. Subscription price
only 2 a year; Single numbers 20 cents
The Publishers offers it three months,
oa trial,for 23 cents. All may try it.
Address S. R. Wells, 330 Broadway, N.
Explosives. We feel sometimes
inclined (says the Boston Glule) to agree
with that philosopher who, seeing how
the present was wiping out the lond
traditions of the past, gave vent to the
immortal expression : "Things is
changen'." These remarks are drawn
foith by the curious propensity the most
harmless things have lately acquired to
explode. It was but a short time since
that we read a explosion of a mince pie,
and it was not long ago that we beard of
a bottle ot sweet oil going off with a
bang like a pistol. The papers have re
corded the explosion of ladies' chignons,
and a harrowing account was lately
published of the explosion of one of
those mysterious articles of the female
toilet that are mainly instrumental in
proiucing that graceful angle known as
the Grecian bend. But these are nothing
to the fact that Miss Lottie Osgood, of
Gotham, New Hampshire, was seriously
injured by the explosion of a handful of
of scraps of paper which she threw into
the stove, a few days ago. It this sort
of a thing is to go on, we shall have to
follow in the wake of navies of the world.
and protect ourselVes with sheet-iron, or
something of the kind.
Discharged from Debt. It is
common impression thai it a debtor pays
50 per cent, of his debt, and tulce fVom
his creditor a receipt in full, the creditor
cannot thereafter enforce the payment
of the balance of his claim. the con
trary, however, is the case. No credi
tor is bound to take less than the full a
mount ot claim Jin satisfaction of it, even
though be promises to do so, unless the
promise to release the debtor is based
upon a consideration. As, for instance,
if one promise to release bis debtor upon
his payment of a portion of his claim,
the promise is without consideration and
void: in other words t be debtor mvea
nothing to the creditor for making it.
His payment of a portion ot the debt is
not a consideration tor tbe debt be always
owes and is bound to pay. But if the
ereditor promises to release the debtor
upon bi paying him a protion- of the
claim, and, in addition, pertorming
some sorviee, here the set vice per
formed would be a consideration for the
promise, and the release a valid one
This is common law, well settled
throughout our country by numerous
deoibioos and more recently in the ease of
llyan vs. Ward, deoided by the Com
mission of Appeals at Albany. Amer
LETTES FSOM FL0E1BA.
Jackson villb, Fla. 1
; " , . April 5th, 1873
Dear Advocate. I am Dot quite
sure what kind of weather you are hav
ing up there in your latitude but of this
one thing I am certain, "Old Sol" is
on duty in fine earnest down here, and
has been keeping the murcury well up
for some days past, so well up that the
writer has had no uso for woolen goods of
any description for a week past, and for
that matter cotten and linen has been
as weighty as comfort desires. The
weather is not only warm but the atmo
sphere is dry and balmy, having about
the same effect on the system for toning
it up, that a dry bitter oold day would
have in our Northern climate, without
the unpleasant sensation upon the sur
face that always attends a sold day.
Now while I write (3-30 p. m.) the
thermometer stands at 85 yet there is a
very pleasant breeze from the south,
and one of the advantages of hot weather
here is, that we have pleasant nights, so
that tbere is no trouble about that little
matter of 6leep so extensively indulged
in by the people of this section. North
ern health and pleasure seekers are be
ginning to leave for the north, stopping
on the way at diffeient points, having
their calculations to reach home from the
1st to the middle of May.
But you may be, to some extent desir
ous of knowing something abuot the
price of real estate, and the character of
the soil. Well as to the price of land
here it ranges between 75 cts. and $25,
000 per acre. A good wide margin, I
say you, so it is but such is the case,
but when I speak of lands worth $25,
000 por acre we mean the high priced
city lots in this city, (where lots rate as
high as $150.00 per foot from lands
worth 75 cents per acre, are, so far as
soil is concerned in very many iastauces
superior to that ot the high priced luuds
in city lots, but they - lie in the interior,
and are what I would call wilil or uncul
tivated lands. So far as I can learn
lands on the'St. Johns liiverlroiu this
noint to Enterprise wdistancet of 205
miles, could not bo bought at uny point
for less than $20 per acre. There
are a great many iuquiriesforjaud suit
able for the culture of the oiauge,aud
every one seems to have orange groves
on tho brain, and on. the south and
castas Wis ot the St. Johns has the rep
utation ot being the best iorkthe growth
ot the orange. Yet it would seem that
when there is frost enough here to in
jure the orange, it is also injured as far
soutb as the Indian Ri?er, 300 miles
soaib of this pluce. Persons wanting
information as to any of the peculiarities
of the soil in any part of the state, can
obtain it by writing or calling on J. II.
NortOD, real estate agent, Jacksonville,
Fla., who is thougbly acquainted with
every part of the state andchcerlullj
anvvers all questions to persons wanting
information about Florida Lands.Nor
ton is a Northern man, and a prince
among the princes of men.
Well yesterday was Election day with
us (but the subscriber didn'tjvote) and a
more orderly Election wo never witness
ed any where than here. The ''Ameri
can Citizens of African deeout" exercis
ed their right of franchise in an orderly
and intelligent manner,in a way to reflect
credit upon them as citizens.
The people's ticket was elected, most
of the men elected were straight republi
cans. The City Marshal, and three of
eight Alderman are oolorcd. A peculiar
and by no means uupleasaut feature of
the election was the presence of a most
excellent band discoursing tho best of
musio at intervalls all day, and at the
close of the polls went to their rooms
playing ''put me in my little bed." &c
Our little Hotel De 6t. Johns is still
lively, and our hostess Mrs. HuJnall
now as ever is minuteriog to the comfort
of her guests, at tho moderate rate of
810 per week.
Yourj as ever,
Q in the Corner.
Twenty years ago, hemlock timbor
lands were considered a great nuisance
no one knew what to do with the trees
when cut down, tbo logs were left to rot
by the road side, and it was general con
sidered that a hemlock patch was the
bane of any country where it was located
Now, however, all this is changed, and
hemlock lands have suddeuly. become
the most valuable the price of such
lands being continually on the increase
Great tanneries are now being establish'
ed in the hemlock forests of this State
to which hides ire sent 'row long distan
ces, it being cheaper to sod the hide to
where the bark is found, than transport
the latter to the former. State Jour
An article you can always borrow
How many people put a two-cent
tamp on a newspaper of ordinary
weight, requiring only one cent to pay
the postage. Hut it is at; right, tare
lessness ought to be taxed as a luxury,
NEW STORE AND NEW GOODS.
HOUSEWARE, AND HOUSEFURNISHIITS GOODS.
In fact everything usually kept
in a first-class Hardware Store.
A-FIRST-CLASS TIN SY
Employing none but first-class
Workmen and nothing but first-
class material used.
OPPOSITE THE COURT
In Cboinicul and Medical Science
Dr. E. F. GARVIN'S
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Tar and Mandrake Pills, 29ctt per Box.
Medicated Inhalation, $5.00 per Package.
Bend for Ciroular of POSITIVE! CURES to
your Druggist, or to
Is. F. HYDE & CO.,
195 Seventh Ave., New York,
TO KOIIK CJ.riVSlS.
A NEW WAV
CAN SELL THOUSANDS!!
PLAIN HOME TALK
is plain talk about the body and its physica
and looial needs. Dr. E. 15. Foots, author
of "Medical Commou Sense." of No. 120
Lexington Ave., N. V., who entertains
everybody with his pen, and cures every
body by his skill, is its author. In its
thousand pages it answers a thousand
questions yeu don't want to go to your
physician about. It is, as is stamped upon
its cover, "a book for private and consid
erate reading." Price $2.25. and sent,
postage preraid, everywhere. A beautiful
original chromo, mounted, "Thbow Physio
to tuk Dogs," worth $10, goes with the
book. No ehromo without the book No
book without the chronio. Address MUR
RAY HILL PUBLISHING CO.UPANY.No.
129 East 28th Street, New York.
HOUSE, RIDGWAY, PA.
SERVICE & CO-
10 PER CENT.
SEC L' RED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Seat- Bjstafe SKorth
THREE TIMES THE SUM
Interest Payable Semi-Annually.
At the Banking House of .,
ALLEN, STEPHENS CO.,
la Jfew York City, or at an Bank de
signaled by the lender.
E ARE INVESTING FOR EASTERN
parties many thousands of dollars
per month in flrtt mortgajet on improved
property in Illinois, and such has been the
demrnd for these desirable securities, that
we have, during the last fifteen months,
placed in them nearly one million doll an,
the semi-annual interest on which has, in
each and every case, been promptly paid,
These mortgaged are in the form of Trust
Deeds, and oan be closed in 20 days shonid
there he a failure to pay interest or taxes
We invest any Bum, be it large or small
and collect and remit interest and principal
as it matures, all without expense to the
lender. Can refer to pai ties for whom we
have loaned large amounts, and who have
never lost a dollar either of principal or int.
erest in this class of securities during the
last fifteen years. Send for tour pamphlet.
"Illinoit as a place of Inveitmtnt," mailed
HENRY C. WILSON, GEO. Tf. TOMS.
WILSON A TOMiS,
Dealers in Real Estate Ten Per
Cent. Securities and School
BLOOM! NGTON, ILLINOIS.
jau 16 '71 yl
HOW TO 00 WEST.
J bid id ao inquiry which every one
should have truthfully answerod before
he starts oa kid journey, aud a little
care takeu io exatuioution of Routes will
ia many casses save much trouble, time
1 lie "V., IS. y. H. It., ruiiDiDg
now Chicago, through Galesburg to
Burlington, aod the -I., li. &V. Route,'
running from Iudiaoapolis, through
Bloomingtoo to Burliiigton, have achiev
ed a splecdid reputation in the last two
years as tho lead ins; Passengers Routes
to the West. At Rurliogtoo they con
nect with the B- A M. 1. R. aod from
the great Buriiogtoo Route, whieh runs
direct through Southern Iowa to Nebras
ka and Kansas, with olose connections
o California and the Territories ; and
passengers starting Iroui Elk County, on
their way westward, cannot do better
than to take the Burlington Rodtg.
This Line has published a pamphlet
called "How to go West," which con
tains muoh valuaote information; a large
oorreot map ol the Greas West, wbioh
can be obtained free of charge by ad
dressing the General Passenger Agent
ot the B & M. R , Burlington, Iowa
JF YOU WANT TO BUY
Main Street, Rldgway, Pa.
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, IBOOTS,
SHOES, HATS AINU DAfB,
GLASS AND QUEENS
WARE, WOOD AND
TOBACCO AND CIGARS.
A Large Stock of
Groceries and Provisions.
The BEST BRANDS of FLOUR
Constantly on hand, add sold as cheap
as the CHEAPEST.
JAMES H. HAGERTY.
NEW LIVERY STABLE
DAN SCR1BNER WISHES TO IN-
form the Cittzens of Ridgway, and the
public generally, that be has started a Liv
ery Stable and will keep
GOOD STOCK, GOOD CARRIAGES
nd Buggies, to let upon tbe most reason
B$lle will also do job teaming.
Stable in the Brooks Barn, near the
PostOffioe, on Mil' street. All orders left
at the Post Office will meet prompt atten
Aug 20 1870. tf.
The unparalelled success of the "Viotor
Sewing Machine," East and West, opensa
good opportunity for Sewing Machins agents
and responsible men to take the agenoy for
rot Circulars, samples of work ana terms,
SEWING MACHINE COMPANY.
J. L. FERGUSON,
No. 1227 Chestnut Street
dot. 27 lm.
BOOK AGENTS FOR TBB
. runny Side of Physic.
800 Panes, and 250 Engraving.
A startling expose ef Medical Humbugs
of the past and present. It ventilates Quacks
Travelling Doctors, Noted Female Cheats,
Fortune Tellers and Mediums, and gives
interesting narratives of Noted Physicians.
It reveals startling secrets, and it is invalu
able to all. We give exclusive territory and
liberal commissions. For circulars and
terms address tbe publishers.
J. Ji. BURR & lll'DE,
HARTFORD, CONN., oa CHICAGO, ILL.
AGENTS WANTED FOR THE
OF THE UNITED STATES;
This work is a complete history of all
branches of industry, and is complete en
cyclopedia of arts and manufactures. One
agent sold 133 copies in eight days, another
sold 308 in two weeks. Specimens sent free
on receipt of Mamp.
J. B. EUER & HYDE, Publisher
HARTFORD, CONN., oa CHICAGO, ILL
A NEW BOOK
By a a popular Author, will be ready in a
lew weeks. Agents who would secure ter
ritory, chould upply at once.
J. . EUEE & HtDB, Publishers,
IIARTFDRD, CONN., oe CHICAGO.ILL,
i Br WAIL as CENTS
TTT ANTED. We will give men and wo
T f mB
BUSINESS THAT WILL PAY.
from $i to $8 por day, can be pursued ia
your own neighborhood; it is a rare obaoee
for those out of employment or having:
leisure time, girls and boys frequently do
a well as men. particulars tree.
Address J. LATHAM & CO.,
292 Washington St., Boston, Mass
THE ELK ADVOCATE.
THE OLDEST PAPER IN THX
HAVING THE LARGEST CIRCU.
ATION, IT TS THEREFORE
THE ADVERTISING MEDI
UM IN THE COUNTY
Scvrttd U the internet of the geople
oi Clh County.
BRING ALONG YOUR ADVER
TISEMENTS AND GET THEM
INSERTED IN THE
ADVOCATE, AT LOW RATES.
If you want to sell anything, let the
people know it through the Advocati,
the great advertising medium.
She (61k gdwaty
In the Court House, Ridgway, Pa.
The best work dose, and at the
very lowest prtees.
Blanks kept constantly on hand
at this office.
Hand bills printed a. the shortest notice
Call in and get oar prices for advertis
ing and jobbing. Satisfaction warranted
Orders by mail promptly attended to
HENRY A. Pi RSON3, JR.,
2 2 tf.
JOHN O. HALL, Attorney at law, Ridg.
way, Elk uounty Pa. mr.22'tiol
J O, W. BAlLEYj
vlnio1. Rldgway, Elk County, Pa.
Agent for the Traveler's fife and Acci
dent Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn.
RCFUS LTJCORE, AUorney-et-Law,
Ridgway, Elk Co., Pa. Offioe in
iisu a new Uric It Building. Claims for
collection promptly attended to.
BEYNOLDSVILLE, JEFFS BS0N CO, PA.
II. S. BELNAP, Propbibtob. .
Manufacturer and Dealer in Boots
and Shoes. Main st., orposi te the II
tel, Wilcox Pa.
J. S. ORB WELL, M, D,
Eclectie Physician and Surgeon, hasremov-
ea bis ouice irom centre street, to Main st.
Kiugway, ra in the second storv of tha
new brick building of John G. Hall, oppo
site Hyde's store,
Omce hours: B to 9 a- m: 1 to 2 t. m. 7
8 p. m. jan 9 73
Druggist and Paraceutist corner of
Main and Mill streets, Kidgway, Pa. A
full assortment of carefully selected For
eign and Domestio Drugs. Prescriptions
carefully dispensed at all hours, day or
8. HARTLEY, M. D.,
Physician ana Surgeon.
Kidgway, Pa. Office in Walker's Building.
Special attention given to Surgery. Office
house lrom 8 a. m. to 10 p. m. Residence
on corter of South and Court streets, op
posite the new School House. All calls
promptly attended to. vln2yl.
J Watchmaker, Engraver and Jeweler,
Main street, Ridgway, l'a. Agent lor the
Howe Sewing Machine, and Morton Gold
Pen. Repairing Watches, eto, donojith.
he same accurucy as heretofore, satis
actioa guaranteed. vlnly.
RILEY & liKO., Proprietors.
ior. Mill ana Centre Ms., Kidgway, Pa.
The proprietors take this method of an
nouncing to the public that the have re
futed, revised, ana improved, this well
known hotel, aud are prepared to entertain
all who favor them with tueir patronage, in
the best style and at low rules. Good,
stabling attached. v3n6tf.
Ridowat, Elk Co., Fa.
W. II. SC11UAM, Proprietor.
Thankful for the patronage heretofore
so liberally bestowed upon him, the new
proprietor, hopes, by paying strict at
tention to the comtort and convenience of
guests, to merit a continuance oi the
Oct 80 18G9.
OLD BUCKTAIL'S HOTEL,
Kane, McKcaa Co., P
R. X. LOOKER, Proprietor
Thankful for the putronaee heretofoie so
liberally bestowed upon him, the new pro
prietor, hopes, by paying strict attention
i to the comfort and convenience of guesiB.
to merit a continuance ot the same. Tbe
only Btables for horses in Kane and well
kept night or day. Hall attached to tho
J I ALL & BRO
Attorneys - at - Law
ILK COUNTY mSYLYANIA.
JOiIN O. HALL... JA8. K. P. BALI
Cbntesville, Elk Co., Pa.
John Collins, Proprietor.
Thankful for the patronage heretofore
so liberally bestowed upon him, the new
proprietor, hopes, by paying strict at
tention to the comfort and convenience
of guests, t merit a continuance of the
S. A. ROTE,
AMD DXALEE IN
Chromos, Stereoscopic Views, Picture
WEST END, RIDGWAY, ELK CO. PA
WHOLESALE AND BET AIL DEALEB 1ST
and MUSIC BOOKS,
pUU if purch3M " P"
rrotbonotary's Omoe, Ridgway, Pa.
P. W. HAYS,
Dry Goods, Notions, Groceries,
and General Variety,
FOX, ELK CO., PA.
Eartey J. O.
EW STAGE ROUTE.
J. C. BURNS, Proprietor,
The subscriber having secured the con
tract for carrying the U. S. Mail between
REYNOLDSVILLE & BROCKWAY VILLE
i has placed on that road a line of hacks.
Hacks leave the Exchange Hotel ia
Reynoldville every Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday on the airival of the Rrooarille
stage, and return the same day. These
i backs connect at Drockwayville with the
tuagway stages, malting connection with
trains on the P. & E. Road, both east and
west. Every attention to the comfort ot
patrons of this line will be given, and a
liberal patronage solicited.
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