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THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 181.
Gus. Rohde the Popular - Barber Still Ahead. LOOK AT HI9 PRICES, Khftvlng with Kny Rum 10 cents Hnlr Cutting 15 cents Hliompoo - 15 cents Dry Shampoo 10 cento Moustucho Dying 15 cents Shop corner Main and Mill streets, Ridgway, Pa. Satisfaction guaranteed every time. Mall west was 8 hours and 20 min utes late on Tuesday afternoon. French Prunes, Pitted Cherries mid English currants at Morgester's. Quarterly Meeting will bo held In the M.E.Church next Saturday and Sunday. Neck-tic party in the basement of the M. E. Church to-morrow even ing. All are Invited to attend. Twelve gross shelf paper assorted colors just received at the Advocatk office. Price reduced. Call and see our stock. A teachers' examination will be held at Centreville, in the school- house, on Saturday, April 10th, begin ning at 0 A. M. Tuesday morning iiore snow fell in this Borough. Monday was cold enough to be classed with the cold days. Winter still reigns. And ' spring Is expected by and by. The McKean Miner man evidently believes not in a hereafter, as he copies a little personal for Mr. W. J. Cole- grove, from this paper, and with malice, aforethought, deliberately credits it liidyway Democrat. Georire Stephenson, the inventor of the locomotive, was born June P, 1781, and there is a movement to cele brate the one hundredth ani versity of his birth. He died in 1848, unci his won Robert, who was a very able en gineer, in 1839. Just oa soon as a country editor finds himself the possessor of about live dollars, he feels so jubilant that lie selects a (pi ire of nice clean paper jind sharpens up three pencils to write n doublc-heudcd leader on '.Solid Pros perity.' Kansas City Times. The Rochester Express claim that Michael Qauuc, of thai city, is 108 years old and is in fair health. He Is a native of Canada. His wife, also of Canadian birth, died last January at the Rge of 103 years. He has 10 child ren and 70 grand-children. He smokes. William Carter broke into Fanny Perry's house in Louisville and was arrested for burglary. Fanny got a license and went to the jail and mar ried him to avoid testifying against him. It is the first case of the kind on record iu Kentucky or we pre sume elsewhere. Kaster Sunday falls this year on April 17. The council of Nice, in 3:25, fully discussed the question, and finally settled for the whole church by adopting the rule which makes Easter day to bo always the first Sunday after the full moon which happens upon or next after March 1 ; and if the full moon happens on a Sunday Easlerduy is the Sunday after. By this arrangement, Easter may come as early as March 22, or as late as April 26. The consumption of cigarettes in the United States has increased enor mously of late. The revenue returns for the fiscal year ending June 20, 1880, show that 40S.000.000 cigarettes were made in that year, an increase of over i0 per cent, on the preceding year. It is estimated by some manu facturers that the figures for the cur rent year will be nearly 1,000 ,009,000. The majority of them are smo'ied by nice little fellows from 14 to 18 years of age who belong to the class of men which Puck calls "the unsalted." List or Letters Remaining in the Ridgway postoffice, Elk Co., Pa., for the week ending March 4, 1881. Persons applying for letters will please say advertised and give date of list. Anderson, Aaron Uartty, Wm. Haglaud, P. M. Johnson, Judge Johnson, W. W. FORKION. Mayer, Phillip Llndquest, C. A. If not called for in thirty days they will be sent to the dead letter otllce, Washington, D. C. J. H. Hagikkty, P. M. D. O. Oyster's Cow. That full-blooded Jersey cow we epoke of last week was purchased by Mr Oyster of Albert K. James who resides In Fox township, Elk county, instead of Kane, McKean county. This cow was bred by N. P. Jioyer & Co.,of Coatesville, Chester county, Pa., was calved March 1st, 1870, mid is five years and one month old, instead of four years as the Democrat incorrectly stated, notwithstanding the editor had the pedigree before li is eyes when he wrote the Item. Instead of Mr.James having ''some fine specimens umong his herd," as the Democrat states, his whole "herd" consists of oue half blood. The pedigree of "Hortense" the cow recently purchased, March 17, 1881, by Mr. Oyster, and purchased by Mr. James May 25, 1876, of the firm who bred her, is traced back through several generations of full blooded Jerseys, as far back as the "Iron Duke," whose dam was "Fairy" an Imported heifer, and sire "Pilot." $lu0r ought to buy a good cow, but with "Hortense's" long Hue of ancestry she is no doubt worth the tuoneyr Personal Items. Mrs. J. W. Eyster, of Erie, is in town. Robt.Campbell bos fully recovered from his recent rheasle sickness. Rev. 8. M. Clark visited' Centre ville, and Reynoldsville this week. William Taylor, of Sheffield, formerly of this place visited friends in this Borough last week. Mrs J. 8. Rordwell who has" been sick with the measles for some time Js again able to be about the the house. We understand Powell A Kline will make several 'Improvements in The Advocatij building this spring. Mrs. S. 8. Ross, of Rcnovo, visited her daughter, Miss Emma Ross, in this Borough last week, returning home on Monday last. Charles "Fisher, who has for some time past been working at Kane, Is again making the anvil ring at M. E. Lcsscr's blacksmith shop. A Swartz Ross has moved his tailoring establishment over Magiu nis' saloon, temporarily. He proposes to move into the place now occupied by Jacob Butterfuss. William Sweet has moved his shoe shop to the rooms up stairs in the rear of The Advocatk building. DIED. Smith Thursday night, March 31.st, 1881, infant daughter of Mr. and .Mrs. P. R. Smith,. about 10 months of age. The funeral sermon was delivered iu the M. E. Church on Sunday by Rev. S. M. Clark, after which the In terment took place in the new ceme tery. The church was crowded with people. The infant lay in its hand some casket arrayed in spotless white, an beautiful object of innocence and purity. Tonorkn Laura, aged 2 years, 1 month, and 13 days, daughter of Andrew Tongren.oi' Ridgwuv town ship, Wednesday, March 30, 1881. Fresh case of cookies just received at Morgester's. Boneless codfish fresh stock at Morgester's. Frazier's axle greese at Morges ter's. Choice Gunpowder, and Basket tired Japan tea at Morgester's. Scrap pictures, shelf paper ma chine made, and note paper and en velopes at The Advocate office. Ayer's Pills contain no croton oil, calomel or mineral. They are com pounded of pure vegetable extracts, which have positive virtues and always cure, where cures are possible. After reading Senator Mahone's recent speech the Columbus, Ohio, State Journal is moved to remark that he "has enlisted for the war against Bnurbotiisin and lias burned tiic bridges behind him. He knows the injury which Calhoun ism iuliictcd upon liis country, and he ha resolved to have no more ot it. On the ques tions of national power ami human rights he is as good a Republican as Blaine or Sherman." The Altoona Tribune is conscious that the present Pennsylvania Legis lature has more work on its hands than it can probably attend to, and it is therefore witli considerable hesita tion that it directs the attention of that body to the insurance business as at present conducted by certain un principled parties in this State. The Tribune lias a vague sort of an idea that there are some laws on the stat ute books which are supposed to regu late the insurance business, and has somewhere heard that there is an officer having the matter in charge, but recent shameless proceedings, such as insuring men and women who were known to be on their death-bed for the benefit of speculators, lead it to believe that additional legislation is necessary. Among the new advertisements in this issue will be found one from Messrs. Rathbone, Sard & Co., manu facturers of the celebrated "Acorn Stoves and Ranges." The distinct lead which "Acorn" stoves have taken In all the markets of the world, is being emphasized eacli year by the fact that no live stove merchant who carefully studies his best interests con siders his stock complete unless It em braces some numbers of these renowned goods. Every stove is fully warranted; and u special feature of the best grades of "Acorns" is their patent Asbestos lined oven doors for retaining the heat in the oven and economizing in fuel. The "Acorn Oil Stove," embracing many new features, has been added to the list for season of 1881. For a fuller descrip tion of "Acorn ' stoves, send for a sample copy of The Acorn Times, published by Rathbone, Sard & Co., Albany, N. Y.. See their advertise met in another column. The Called Five Per Cents. Washington, March 3d. The fol lowing circular to holders of the called bonds was issued by the Treasury De partment to-day : Notice is hereby given that this De partment will redeem oil and alter April 1, 1881, any of the outstanding United States five-per-cent. funded loan bonds of 1881, embraced in the one hundredth and first call (which will mature May 21, 1881) at the rate of one hundred und one aud twenty five one hundredths (101.25) dollars for each oue hundred dollars of the bonds. All bonds forwarded for redemption should be addressed to the "Secretary of the Treasury, Loan Division, Washington, D.C.," and all registered bonds should be assigned to "The Secretary of the Treasury for Redemp tion." where parties desire checks iu payment for registered bonds drawn to order of anyone but the payee they should nssigu them to "The Secretary of the Treasury for redemption for ac count of" there insert name of person v pf" -ins to whose order the check Buvu.ii beiiiade payable.) Wu.iiAAt Wisdom, Secretary. ALWAYS, NEVER. Artd Slang Words. Whnt RtratiKe trouble rulflos now AH thy thought, and kntuthy brow, CurlB thy lip, and bathos thy check. From thofte teiry fountains ileop, Moven nnon, thy lips bo mute, Ai thy mind were In dispute, Waging war within thyself; What's the matter little elf t Mama Raid I could not go and I think lis mean Oh! oh! I All the girls have gone but mo, Why I could not I don't Hue) 'TIs Just no most every lime, An d I Just don't care a dime How I look nor what I do. Now I tell you Oh! boo!! hoo!!t Why my child, will you deny, Mama's right to make reply To your fancies as she will, Hhe's the Judge of pood, or 111, Which may come from hidden cause, Hence, the prudence of those laws, framed In love and bused on right; Dost thou henr, thou little sprite? Yes I here, hut I can't see Why 'tis always only me, All the rest can have their fun, Daisy, Maudlc, ev'ry one; Nellie! Roes from year toyonr, I must alwaix stay right here, Xevvr s.'o nor Xoikt know What -they S'jo who alloty g a.' "A twas, never," 1 repeat. That my poem b,! replete, With some terse Important truth, Kilted to thy budding youth; "Aliva.y, A'crer," ne'er agnln, Drop those words In thoughtless strain; lie this your motto over, Weigh well your almi, never. Older heads and larger brains, Handy words in careless strains, O'er their lips in reckless ll.iw Pours the Hood of slang they know, I.aden wllh the putrid mud. Gathered by the rushing flood, Tainting deep the purer tide Fomilaiued at a mother's side. Pure and holy was each word Which the prattling Infant heard; Asthe bud the dew drop sip, So the lisping qulv'iing Hp Caught the accents as they fell, Aud, as If beneath a spell. Gazed with rapture on that face, Italdent with a mother's grace. Such the fountain from whose source Nobler words should gather force. C. E. H. Ridgway, Pa., March 12. Communications. Ridgway, April 4th, 1HS1. Dear Parsons: li see that the Dcmocrut man has been doing some counting of mistakes in the Advocatk, and it put me in the notion of counting his As a re sult 1 find in the local column of last week's Democrat, advertisements &c, as follows: In nil there are twenty paragraphs called locals. Five of them contained some local news. Nine of them are advertisements. And the remaining six have no more local application than so much moonshine. However, I suppose the readers of the Democrat have become perfectly content to pay two dollars per annum in order tolearu how poorMr.Wni.Me Keo of Patterson, N.J. suffered the ago nies attendant upon diseased Kidneys and how he was cured by using War ner's Kidney Cure. Snoozkr, The eye is an organ of very curious and delicate construction. The inside surface is covered with a tissue of ner ves, which are at a certain point collect ed together inlooue.and by means of it the effect, produced by the admission of rays of light into the eye, is trans mitted to the brain. One portion of this tissue is far more sensitive than any other part and in order to see an object distinctly, it is necessary to have theeye so that the ravs of light passsing through the lens in front will be collected and will throw an image of the object on that part, crabs, spiders and many other animals have more than one s.ich spot. in their eyes, or as they are called com pound eyes, and as a consequence, a single imago may bu transmitted to the brain through compound eyes and produce the impression of many ima ges. It is a well known fact thut intoxi cation changes tiie human eye so that the images arc greatly multiplied as iu the compound eye, and that likely is what aided Miller when he counted the mistakes In the Advocatk. Q. Ridgway, April 4th, 18S1. Dkak Mr, Editor: The comments of ''Lutheran," in your last paper are so lucid, that I res pectfully suggest the propriety of his changing his name to "luthern," as a sky-light lie would boa success. But before he lays down a "Moral'' for the guidance of Asterisk would it not be well for him step into a law office and ascertain tlie legal aspect of the case. He will find the law prohibits the des truction of such trees under certain se vere penalties. The fact that the deed was done under the nose of the Chief Burgess of an infant Borough just building bito existence, aud done by "sky-lights" does not relieve the of fenders from the penalties. If "Luth eran" wishes to investigate the sub ject further I will send bim the ground plan of the Western Peniten tiary and of Dixmout so that lie can select a suitable room to pursue bis studies in. Removal. C. Bowers has removed bis furni ture store to the West End store of W. C. Healy, where he will be on hand as before to furuish all who give him their patronage, as good bargains in furniture of all kinds as can be found in Elk county. Give Joe a call at his new place, Healy's store. West End. New styles visiting cards at The Advocate office. Get your bill-brads and note heads priuted ut The Advocate of flcel Dried Lima Beans, Evaporated Shuker Corn, Hominy, Evaporated aud Dried Apples ut Morgester's. Lumbering Operations on Little Toby Greek in Elk and Jeffer son Counties. Ex-Sheriff D. C. Oyster, of Ridg wav, and Hon. Alfred Short of North East. Erie county, compose the Arm of Oyster & Short. Hon. Alfred Short, of North East, and W. H. llorton, of Brock port, Elk county, the firm of Short & Horton. The "Key stone steam saw mill is located 15 miles south of Ridgway ami Is operated by Oyster & Short. At the mill 3,0iK,0 0 feet of pine boards are sawed and wait ing a Hood, of the above amount about 8il(,00) feet remain to be raited, the recent heavy snow fall having caused a temporary suspension of operations. The mill is still running day and night turning out thirty to forty thousand feet of boards every 24 hours. At this mill there is about 8,00(1,000 feet of stock (pine logs) on hand, which will lie sawed out during the summer and piled ready to raft-In the next spring. This mill has a 72 inch saw yet they have logs that even this big saw cannot cut without a good deal of chopping. The Brockport water mill, Short & llorton is situated near the Keystone mill. The whole busbies of stocking, manufacturing and running the lum ber of this firm is under the direct supervision of W. H. Morton, whose good judgment and business qualities are well known. Mr. Short's interests in Eric county prevent his giving nnv attention to the business of the firui. Here they have 2,000,000 feet of pine boards, sawed, rafted and till ready to run assoou as there comes a flood. Besides the boards rutted thev have 2,000,000 feet of pine, and about o00,00) feet of liemlnck stock, which the mill night and day Is transform In! into boards at the rate of twenty Hve to thirty thousand feet every 24 hours. This will continue during the summer, and the boards manufactured will be piled up ready to rafl-iu and run next spring, Messrs. Oyster & Short also have 100,00:i cubic feet of pine square tim ber, equal to 1,000,00.) feet board measure, all raited in and ready to run near the Keystone mill. The two mills will have about fi.000, 000 feet of boards, besides the square timber, and it will require about two hundred men to take the product to market. The Keystone mill will turn out 123 Toby four nnd live plat form pieces; the Brockport mill about 100 rafts. Besides there will be !io or 40 rafts of square timber before spoken of. The year's harvest of the two tirms will yield the neat sum of $lu',), 0' Hi or very close to that amount. O.' course out of this sum conies the ex penses, after deducting which there will still remain a snug profit, as a re ward to the enterprising and wide awake gentlemen who have interests in tin- linns named. N. M. Brockway has the contract for running the Keystone mill lum ber. He hits two sets of shanties on the' rafts (a sets consisting of a cook shanty and men's shanty). These shanties arc all shingled and battened making them very comfortable. They will easily accommodate lot) men. The size of the cook shanties is Mx IS feet, that of the men's shanties 10x10 feet. Short &, llorton also have a set of shanties on their lumber huge enough to accommodate till their men during the running season The Galusliu water mill, 10 miles from Ridgway and 8 miles up from the mouth of'Lit tie Toby has recently been purchased by Oyster & Short. This mill has been thoroughly over hauled, and fitted up with Steam's automatical fractional headblocks,and gaugedger. It is intended principally for hemlock lumber, of which the firm have 4,000 acres standing in easy access to the mill, of as fine hemlock an ever grew. Operations will com mence tit this mill in a week or so. About l,0o.),0'iii feet of hemlock stock is now ready for the saw. He.ckiah' llorton litis a steam mill in Warsaw township, Jefferson county, where he mad- 1,000,000 feet of pine boards, chielly manufactured one year ago and during lust summer. He liauls his lumber six miles to the Gu luslm dam, v.-here all is now rafted, ready and wailing for a Hood. J. S. Hyde has in 2,')'JO.o;)0 feel of nine stock at his Brandy Camp steam mill, which mill was burned down and recently rebuilt. Owing to the burning of the mill only a snrill amount. perhaps luo,l0 feet, have been sawed this season. The hoards mi hand at the lime the mill was con sumed have been hauled to Ridwav, a distance of 12 iniks. The 2,!n,ooi) feet of stock will also be hauled to Ridgway when manufactured. N. B. Lane, Hour Brockway vi!!e, at ids mill on Rattlesnake creek, a small stream which empties into Little Toby at the above mimed place, 111:111 11 fa -'tilled during the year pa.-t l.hou, 000 pine boards. These were sold to Sampson Shoit, of North East, who loads them on the cars ut Evergreen Station on the Low Grade railroad, n distance of six or seven miles from the mill, for shipment to market at Pitts burg A Ion 20 Thurman, at his mill 011 the Toby, two miles above Brockwayville has ;iOO,0:jO feet of pine boards to take to market ibis spring. John Alexander at Brockwayville will run about 1,000,000 feet of pine. J. L. Ellis, will have about 600,000 feet of pine. P. Smith, in Warsaw township has 600,000 feet of pine, which lie hauls six miles aud rafts in at the Galuslui dtim. The above ligures include about all the lumber manufactured und to be rtiu out of the Toby this spring ex cepting u few rafts run by different parties amounting in the aggregate to perhaps 600,000 feet In our next issue we propose to pre pare and print an article on tlio lum bering business of the Clarion river as far as it relates to this vicinity. We will be under great obligatiousto lum bermen and others who may kindly furnish us with facts iu regard to the same. -The following receipe for toughening glass, which originally appeared in t he Leipsic Diamond, is, by reason of its simplicity, certainly worthy of a trial : "Place your tumblers, chimneys or vessels, which you desire to keep from cracking, in a pot filled with cold water; add a little cooking alt; allow the mixture to boil well over 11 llre.and then cool slowly. Glass treated in tiiis way is said not to crack, even if exnosed to very sudden chauges of temperature. Chimneys are said to become very durable by this process, which may be also extended to crock ery, stoneware, porcelain, etc. The process is simply one of annealing and the slower the process, especially the cooling portion of it, the more effec tive will he the work." A large stock of New Garden seeds from Hiram Sibley & Co. Wright's, and Crossman Bros., seeds at Morgester's, ulso choice flower seed from bunie fii oi Postal Decision. Under the date of February 21, 1831, the Postmaster General has ordered that Section 232, Postal Regu lations, be revoked, and in lieu thereof the following order Is made : Mallnble matter of the first class shall embrace all matter wholly or partially iu writing except as herein provided. The exception are as follows : Corrected proof sheets und manu script copy accompanying the same. Date aud name of the addressed and of the sender of circulars, und the correction of mere typographical errors therein. Bills, receipts, nnd orders for sub scription enclosed in second class publications, provided such bills, receipts, and orders shall be in such form as to convey no other informa tion than the name, location and sub scription price of the publication or publications to which they refer. The name and address of the person to whom second class matter may be sent, and index finger of u subscrip tion book, and words or figures; or both, Indicating the date on which the subscription to such matter will end. Upon matter of the third class, or upon the wrapper enclosing the same the sender may write ills own name or address, with the word '-from" above and preceding the same, and iu either case' m.iy make simple marks intended to designate a word or pas sage of the text, to which it Is desired to call attention. They may bo placed on the cover or blank leaves of any book, or of any printed matter of the third class, u simple manuscript dedication or in scription such dedication or inscrip tion must be confined to a simple ad dress or consignment of such book, or other printed matter, or a mark of respect, and must not contain any thing that partakes of the nature of a personal correspondence. Upon matter of the fourth-class, the sender may write his own name and address preceded by the word "from" and also the number and names of the articles inclosed. He may also write upon or atlaeli to any such articles, by tag or label, a murk or number, name or letter for purpose of identifica tion. Vennor's Pi'og'no3ticaton for April. There will be a sharp frost in the beginning of April, with a snow-fall on the 4lh or 3th, but the spring will open favorably and everything will be pretty well advanced by April 13. Floods in. iv b.' expected In Chicago about tlie first week in April, with high winds also pcrvuiling in the early part of the month. Snow-f ills arc probable about April 5. Naviga tion is likely to open on Lake Ontario about April 7. The St. Luwrutie will be open the fill or 11th, and the first steamship will probably arrive ubout the 17th or 18 th. The weather will bo very stormy in the lower pro vinces about the 20th, with very high water prevailing, but in the west April will be a dry month. There will be warm weather lust following the 2Kb, ending in thunder-storms on the 31th and 25th. Snow-storms tire probably in the far wes t on the 2-tli and 2oth, und snow-falls are not unlikely to occur in England at the close of the month. The month will end wet and cold, but will be a May month. 011 the whole .max iKi'iw'xioi). A young man named Thomas Shutter, whose home was neai the village of Covode, In diana county, was drowned in the Susquehanna river, on Sunday after noon, March 2"th, while engaged 111 rafting iu timber. He was wnrkin for Mr. Bell, near the foot of Chess Falls, and was standing ut the time on the un fastened end of a lash-pole when the lashing that extended out over the water was struck by a heavy log, knocking Shaffer's feet out from under him and throwing him into the water. He was standing on the outer edge of the platform with his face down stream und did not notice any danger until thrown in. We are informed that he appeared on the sur face of the water twice the first time bead foremost, and the second time his feet came up but nothing could be done to save his life. He was the son of Mr. John Shatter, of North Mahon ing township, Indiana county, and was ubout 22 or 23 years of age. He had been but recently married, nnd got to housekeeping a few weeks tigo, Up to the time of going to press, we have not learned of his body being re covered. Clearfield Republican. Have you ciot your Garden Seeds? If not, Mr. Joseph Harris wishes us to say that he will be happy to send his new Catalogue of Choice Field, Garden nnd Flower Seeds to any reader of The Advocate who will send his or her name post-ofiice address to him on a postal curd. We have received a copy of the catalogue ior 18J1. Mr. Harris' seeds are fresli from the farm, und are undoubtedly of Ibe very best quality. Mr. Harris was formerly editor of the Genesee Farmer and one of the editors of the American Agriculturist. He is well known us the author of "Harris on the Pig," "Talks on Manure," &e., and especially as the writer of "Walks aud Talks ou the Farm," in tho American Agriculturist. In his new seed catalogue he gives very full di rections for the cultivation of garden and Howc-r seeds, which embody the results of his long experienceund inti mate acquaintance with the subject, and we udvlse ull our readers who tire interested in the subject to avail them selves of this olfer. Address, Joseph Harris, Moretoi Farm, Rochester, N. Y. A barrel of choice onion sets just received ut Morgester's. Notes from Jay. There Is a large stock of gimlet seeds at Dixon's. O Dodge's stave mill Is running out from three to four thousand of staves a day, 55. Webb is sawyer and Peter Meenan lireman. Kaul Is moving his mill from Spring Run to Benczetto. E. Huller is putting up a shop. Elam says he is going to make cant hook handles. Good for Elam. Mrs. Hick, of Spring Run, lias been sick far a few days past. She Is fast recovering. -Kyler's drive has hung up on no count of the snow. F. D. Notes from Jay. Snow has fallen to the depth of several inches since our last conimuul- atlon. F. E. PetoM is a happy father now, it is a girl. -Misi E!l;i R b.ieker, Miss Lorinda Morey, Ezra Gray1 and Win. Brown, all of Pen field, were visiting at O. Dodge's lust Sunday. Ras Gardner had the misfortune to have his leg broken tine day last week. It seems that while his team were pulling 011 a log the chain flew j out aud struck him on the leg with the result as above stated. The cold snap has hung up the log drivers. -In the estimation of some of our business men, Weedville enjoys the reputation of being the busiest station on the L. O. railroad between Peu- field and Driftwood. It glories in three bl.iiiks;uiih shops, all being kept limy. Jacob VanWhy, of Caledonia, who had his skull fractured by the kick of a horse last winter lias improved, so that he is able to walk around. P. F. Meenan, of Ridgway, Is engineer Tor O. Dodge on Boon's mountain. Keen your eye neeled for the rattlesnake this summer Peter. There is more logs to bo floated out of Kersey Run this spring than than there has been before for a num ber of years. -Mr. Copp is the boss hunter of this township, In; lias cuptured more foxes, wildcats, skunks, and other varmints" than any other man we know of. There is talk of a tannery being built somewhere near Medix Run this summer. lion. J. Jones and Oliver Dodge were at Rid" way last- week. J. C Jr. List of Jurors. Drawn for May term, 1881. (IRANI) JURORS. Bcnzingcr Simon Brcndel.Baptiste Bauer, Authony Goctz, Valentine Neibert, Jr. Fox Peter Pulitzer, Sr., Mortl- morc fveeley, George W . Connor, Silas W. Moyer, Andrew Cross. Jr.. Joseph Dollingcr. llorton A. B. Smirks, A. D. Aldin. George S. Himes, Fred Burehlield. .lay George lj. Thurston, James A. Burke, Morris Flanders. Jones A. C Johnson. Ridgway Samuel S. Wilson, T. B. Johnson, V. W. Matiisoii. Spring Creek Roderick Wescott. St. Marys Frank Geycr, Matthews Mulouo. TKAVKitSR JURORS. Bcnzingcr John Galiu, Martin Diepold, Andrew Glass, Nicholas Dewald. Benezette Joseph EnU, Newton Johnson, Henry Blesh. l'ox John W. Moyer, Talbot IhonipHon, Joseph Emmett, John B. Jones, W. A. Arthurs, llorton Harvey Parsons. Jones Enos Roctzer. Frank Miller, Millstone Thomas Slyhoif. Knlgwuy John Gillouly, A. Swartz Roas, Virgil S. Wheeler, C D.C.Bow trs, John Kohler, Edward Bowers, Jerome Powell, John A. Binkston, Howard Gorton, Francis McGloin. Charles Matthews.Peter C.Kenimercr. Spring Creek Newman Crabtree, L. L. Miller, Forbus Keister. St. Marys Joseph Windfclder, Sr.. Herman Teller, Matt. Hays, John Jacob, Peter .Strubel. All Fool's Day. SOME accounts ok the ORIOlN OK ITS CUSTOMS AND TRICKS. The first day of April is called "All Fool's Day," from the old custom of sending any one 011 this day oil u bootless errand. Tills strange custom still exists throughout Europe, and in those portions of America where the traditions of the mother country pre vail. One of the explanations of this cus tom is as follows: in the middle ages, scenes from Biblical history were often presented by way of diversou without any feeling of impropriety. The scene in the life of Jesus, where he is went from Pilate to Herod, und back again from Herod to Pilate, was rep resented in April, ami may have given occasion to tho custom ot sending on fruitless errands und other tricks practiced ut this season. The phrase of "sending a man from Pilate to Herod" is common in Germany, to signify sending about unnecessarily. The reason of choosing the first of April for tlie exhibition of this scene was that Easter frequently falls in this month, und the events connected with this period of tlie life of Jesus would naturally tilford subjects for the spectacles of the season. The tricks of the first of April may, however, be the remains of some Roman custom, derived from tlie East and spread over Europe, like so many other customs, by these conquerors. It is certain that the Hindoos practiced precisely similar artifices at the time of the Hull feast on the 31st of March. One of the best tricks of this de scription is that of Rabelais, wlio being at Marseilles without money, uud de sirous of going to Paris, tilled sonic phials with brick dust or ashes, labelled them us containing poison for tiie royul family of France, and put them where he knew they would be dis covered. The bait took, and he was conveyed as a traitor to the capital where the discovery of the jest caused considerable mirth. In France, the unlucky party who may be fooled, is un poinson (fish) WAuril; in Scotland a yowk (cuckoo); iu England and America April fool. m m New stock candy at Morgester's. Best 24-5 cent cigars at Morges . tor's. Business Cards. " GEO. A. RATHBUH. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW; Main street, Ridgway, Elk Co., Particular' attention irlveil to th examination of titles, and patent cases; also to patents' HALL & KPCAULEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office in new brick building, Mnlri street, Ridgway, Elk Co., Pa. v82t H'. L. WILLIAMS. Late of Strattrtuville) Physician and Surgeon, Ridgwav, Pa. Olfice Id . Hall's Brick Building (up HtnirsW References J. D. Smith, H. Li Young, R. Rulofson, Stratlanville; Major John Klth-y, W. W. Green land, Clark n. Has practiced his1 profession sccessfully for more thii ten years. G. G. MESSENQER. DRUGGIST & PARMACEUTIST, N. W. corner of Main and Mill streets. Ridgway, Pa., full assortment of care fully selected Foreign and Domestic Drugs. Prescriptions carefully dis pensed at ull hours, day or night. vilify J. S. BOROWELL, K. D. ELECTIC PHYSICIAN & SURG'Nf Has removed his office from Centre street to Main utreet, Ridgway, Pa.. Iri the second story of the new brick building of John G. Hall, west of the l'lydo llouse. Office hours :-l to 2 P. M. 7 to 9 P.MJ HYDE HOUSE. W. H. SCHRAM, Proprietor, Ridgway, Elk county, Pa. Thankful for the patronage hereto' fore so liberally bestowed upon him, the new proprietor hopes, by paying strict attention to tlie comfort aud con venience of guests, to merit a continu ance of tlie same. octO'OU APPLETO H'SAEIERICAN CYCLO-Pj-EDIA. This admirable work is now com-; plctein 10 vols. EaehvolumecontainsKOO' pages. It makesa complete uud well selected library, and no one can alford to do without it who would keep' well informed. Price 00 in cloth, SO.i'O in leather, or (7.00 in elegant half Turkey. For particulars address, W. H. Fail-child, Portville, Catt. Co. N. Y., who has been duly appointed agent for Elk county by C. K. Judson, general agent. Is it Possible that a remedy made of such common, simple plants as Hops, Bucliu, Man drake, Dandelion, etc., make so many and such marvelous and wouderful cures as Hop Bitters do? It must be for wlieii old and young r'ch and poor, Pastor and Doctor, Lawyer uncf Editor.all testify to having been cured by them, we must believe und doubt no longer. See another column. Post: Jam Polks Middletown X-Cut Saws. Jetl'ard's, White's and Mann's AxenV Tubular and 00 Lanterns. Files. Diston's X-Cut Saws. Boynton's Lightning Saws. Corn Poppers. Coal Hods. Stove Shovels. Repairs furnished for any stove. Ax Handles. Pick Handles. I lb. Best Polish 10 cts. at No. 42 Main street. n30 ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE, By virtue of an order of the' Orphans' Court of Elk county, dated Jan. 25, 1 8el , to me directed, I will expose to sale at public vendue or out cry, on the premises, in Highland township, Elk county, on the 2th day of April A. I). lS.si, at 10 o'clock A."M the fol'owiug described real es tate of I). Graham, deceased. Situate in Highland township. Elk county, being part of tract No. -I7Hi and out of the iiorlh-ea-t corner of tho same, be ing all that part of said lot north of Levi Ellilhorps and being 10 rous cast and west und 200 rods north and. south, containing uboiit Pio acres of land, subject to a contract made the 4th day of Oct. 1S78, between D. Gra ham and R. Underwood, for sale of 25' acres from the north side of said lands. Terms made known on the day of sale W. MLindsav, Administrator. 11 5 t'i CAUTION NOTICE. All persons are hereby cautioned' not to purchase, or meddle with the' following described property now in possession of T. S. Kline, as it be-' longs to me and is left in his possession for a time only : one team gray horses;1 harness; oue lumber wagon; separator and threshing machine. W. H. Horton. Brockport, March 25, 1881. How to get Sick. Expose yourself day und night, eat too much without exercise; work too' hard without rest; doctor ull the time;' take all the vile nostrums advertised und then you will want to know How to get Well. Which is answered in three words Take Hop Bitters! See other column. ' Express. i " " OUT KIT smt free to those wlio wll' to euKicje In the most pleusunt and' tprxrttablo biisinewi known. Every thing new. Cunilul not required. W'e' will furnish you everything.- till aduy and. upwards is easily nnule wilhuut staying uway from homo over night. No risk whutever.' Many new workers wanted at once. Many are making fortunes at the business. 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