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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, Devoted to the Interests of the People ot Elk Co IS rUBLISIIKO KVETtY SATURDAY, BY JOHN F. MOORE, Office in the Court House. Tibm One Dollar and Fifty Cents per annum, invariably in advaut.v. No devia tion from thee trms. Bates of Advertising. Transient Advcrtisemements pcrs qire of 10 line or less, 8 times or less $2 00 for each subsequnt insertion 25 Administrators' and Ex'rs notices... 2 CO Auditors' notices 2 fit) Dissolutions, Cautions and Eslrnys... 2 00 Local and Obituary notices pet line.. 15 Professional cards, 1 year 6 00 YEARLY AOVKHTI8KMKNT3 '1 square $ 7 00 V column $'20 00 squares 12 00 A column 85 00 LH(iares - 15 00 1 column 00 00 Stb above rates will be Btrictly adhered to in all advertising from this date. ' BLANKS. Single quire $2 50i6 quires qr..$l 75 8 quires qr... 2 BOjOvor 0, qr.. 1 50 HAXr.HII.t.R. J sheet, 23orlcss200Uhcet, 23or less500 sheet, 25 or less 8 00 1 sheet, 24 or leas 0 00 Nov. 28, 1807., JOHN F MOOTtE, Editor and Proprietor. TIME OF HOLDING COURT. Second Monday in January, Lost Monday in April. First Moaday in August. First Monday in November. J. S. BORDWELL, M. D. ECLECTIC PtiTS ICI.1 r. rilhe word telectio means to choeso or JL select medicines from all the different schools of medicine: using, remedies th:il are safe, and discarding from practice all medicines that have an impurious effect ou the system, slcU as mercury, antimony, lead, copper, te. ' I lay aside the lance the old blood letter, reducer pr dcpleter, and equalize the circulation nnij restore the system to its natural state by alteratives and funics. I ehall hereafter give particular attention to chronio disen'S, such as l'obcnmatism, Dyspepsia, Liwr complaint. Catarrh, Ncu. ralgia, disease! of the throat, urinary or gang, and all ciseases peculiar to females, &c. CATARRIT 1 treat with a new instrument of a late invention, which cures every case. TEETH extracted without pain. Office and reiidcnce south of the jail on Centre St. Office hours from 7 to 8 a. m 12 to 1 p. m : il to 7 p. m. Deo. 23 07. -ly. J. S. BORDWELL. GREAT REDUCTION IN THK PRICE OF FURNITURE ! Mr. Charlos L. Bayer desires respectful ly to inform the citizens of Elk County that he has now the most complete, cheapest, and best lot of Furniture in tho coun'y. IIU Furniture is all made in his own shop, lie can therefore warrant it to be neat and durable. He has a largo assortment ol Bureaus, Lounprcs, Sofas. Chairs, Tables. Wardrobes, Cupboards. Bonkeaes, Hook, stands, Washstaiida, Towel Racks, Iluli Racks, What Nots, Bedsteads of Whitewood, Walnut and Cherry, Brackets, Picture Flames, and everything usually kept in a first class Furniture Ware-Room. He has connected with his establishment a steam turning lathe, which will enable him to do all kinds of turnlag in a neat niul workmanlike manner. All he asks is a fair trial, and if his wares do not give satisfaction, he will re fund the money. CIIARI.F.?. L. r.AVF.n. my2218071y Ft. Marv's. Pa. HKKLEH & WlTON'iTis KW ING MACHINES. Tic under signed having been appointed Sola A pent for the sale of Wheeler & Wilson's Kcwing Machines for i'lk county. He keeps an assortment constantly on hand. Machines eoid at Philadelphia and &ew Vor prices. Any parties desirous of obtaining them can address J. K. WIHTMOItE, .. March Ot-'CG-ly. at Ridsway, Ya. "VfOTICE OF APPEAL. Tho Commis (ioners of Llk County, will hold ap peals, at the time uud places mentioned as follows : Feb. 18, for Spring Creek, at Irwins. " lit, for Jones, at the Wilcox House. " 20, for Highland, nt Charles Siubbs. " 25, for Horton, at D. Oysters. " 2tl, for Fox, nt John Kochs. " 27, for Jay, at M. Spangb r'g. " 28, for Benezet, at Aliza Winslow'g. Mar.. 2, for St. Mar's at M. Wellendorf's. " 8, for Benzinger, at J.. Windfclder's. : ' 4, for Ridgway, at Com. Office. On tho 5th of March the appeal on un. seated lands will be held at Ridgway. pROPOSALS FOR L U MBER! The Columbia Zfiidge Company will re eive proposals, addressed to G. Ji. Rob ert Chief Enginneer, Office Pennsylvania failroad Company, Philadelphia, until February 20, 1808. for about 3,300 OOO Feet White Pine, B. M. TOOjMJO Feet White Oak, Ji. M. 1,900 000 Short Joint Shingles. To be delivered on the framing ground, t the iridge In Columbia, Pa., on or bo fere the 1st day of August 1808. The lumber to be of the best quality of bridge lumber, and subject to the inspec tion, measurement, and approval of such . .Cni tM Company may appoint. Do tailed bills and specifications can be pro cured by addressing o. Ji. KOVKltTS 1en"'a ll- U- 0mc0' 1,u''ad'a. A TTE.&rrOX L UMBERMEX ! f I mr. MULE lUHUl.NE W A T E U 1IMII.li. .... iiiitu.1,. natcntea .iuvhi. iki7 ; nnruir in nnv w m uUA noil lifivi. lm n.n.. ...1 1 : Miicuuy iui pum nuici in jnend it us beinir tho best manufacture J. For further particulars, and circulars, in. .quire at our Foundry in Kersey, where machinery, mill-geuriug, castings and steam engines will be made to order at reasonable k prices. We expect by giving satisfaction If our work to receive a good Bhare of pub Ipatronaae. J. F. ROBERTSON, 4, L I, Kersey, T i jaulO lS08pd. 12 JOILVF. MOORE, EJitor fc Proprietor. The Utile Old .Haiti. ' Oh, Aunt Fanny, how lovely I Are they for Laura, or for me V Tho spcak cr, a pretty, but rather an insipid look, ing blonde held tip, as she spoke, a cluster of fine gold ornaments for the hair, n sprig of" wheat and shipped grass, very graceful and pretty. Where have you kept them hidden f " They arc a keepsake from an old friend, and have been nninng'niy treas ures for thirteen years, Bertha," was tho reply. ' And now they ore for me,' said the young girl caressingly ' They' will be so lovely for to-morrow evening, and I must look my best ; for the girls will all don their most fascinating attire, un hoo or of tho occasion.' ' Ts it not rthcr marked to be so very nnxious?' iuquired her aunt. In my young days, ladies waited to besought and courted; but, to judge from what you have told me, this hero of yours may have any one in Silvcrdalc for ask ing.' " Well, he won't know it." replied Bertha. ' But Lawrcnco. Lane, has more than riches, Boforo he went abroad, report says, ho was one of the most taleuted men of the day; and that old Methodist, Lucy Hatding, always speaks of him as a ' true Christian gnn. tlcman ;' sj I suppose he adds charity to the best of attractions, for she is not lavish of praise except on those who arc willing to assist her.' ' A true Christian gentleman V Aunt Fanny repeated the phrase in a musing tone, while a soft light came in. to her dark eyes and a smile hovered over hei lips. Bertha, seeing that the gold ornaments were not to decorate her hair, went off singing, with tender touch Aunt Fanny replaced her treasures in her jewel case. The next evening, Laura, and Bertha, in fleecy white blush roses, ami other delicate flowers in their hair, and looping the lace folds here and there, stood be. fore the long mirror iu the drawing room, pouting. " I can't see what she wants to go for,' said Laura, pettishly. 'She has'nt been to a party since ma died, and that's ten years ago that little old maid !' ' I woudcril she's husband hunting ut her asjo V said Bertha. ' Why she is thiitv if she is a day,' and the beauty of eighteen shook her curls contemptu. ously at tho idea of such an advanced age being attractive. In the meantime the object of their ill-natured remarks the gentle aunt, who for ten years had filled a mother's place to these, her sister's children, waited in her own,room for her nieces. She had clad her small, slight figure in black Bilk, the severe simplicity of which was re lieved by rich falls of black lace, deli cately embroidered with goldoa clusters of wheat. Her round white arms and throat were not decked with jewels, but in the braids of olack hair g!i anted the golden ornaments which the little old maid had cherished for thirteen years. She was not beautiful, yet there was a charm in her sweet face, a grace in 1 e" gentle movemeats, and a music in her voice that were sought in vain in her more dashing nieces. As she wait ed, her eyes tested upon a letter, discol ored and worn, which had been long hidden under her treasured ornaments, and she read : 'Dear Frances. Since you will not disobey your father, and I cannot command the sum ho demands to pay my father's debt to him, we must part part for a time only, for though seas roll between us, and wo may not write, your heart and mine can never be whol ly severed. Trust me trust mo, dar. ling ! for though years may elapse I will return, true to my pledge to you. Will you keep the little gold sprigs I ventur. cd to offer on your birthday, that sonie ting of mine may be yours I Oh,my dar ling, bow I linger, dreading to write farewell I Bui it must be done. Your resolution nevei to marry clandestinely commands my rerpect, as your gentle sweetness has long ago won my love. Heaven guide you, and keep you from further sorrow ! Till wo meet pray for La WHENCE,' IDG WAY, PEXXA. MARCH, 14, It was a brilliant party that Mrs. Haskins, the lender of fashion in Sil. verdale, gave to her returned nephew. He had lei t home struggling against fortune, and depreserd with a knowl edge of his father's large debts. Vainly striviug to p.iy these, he had lived close, dressed with economy, and been well known as ono upon whom the iron hand of poverty rested heavily. No farewell party had been given when ho announc ed hit; intention of seeking his fortuuu in a foreign land. II is" relatives were rather glad to got rid of him ; and of all Sikerdulc, but ono voice bad sent forth prayers for his safety ; but ono of nil his friends watched for his return. No word had conic to any, till a letter to his aunt had announced his return after thirteen years sojourn in Austra. lia. All his father's debts were paid, and his letter spoke of large sums in" vested in various ways, so Mrs. llaskios oonsultcd "her set," and the result was tho brilliant assemblage which Laura and Bertha wcro to honor, and where that "little old muid," their aunt, was to appear in society after ten years scclu. sion. The hero of the evening had not np. pcarcd when the trio, under the cscoit of Mr. Leslie, Bertha and Laura's fath etitercd, but soon a movement towards tho door announced his arrival, a tall, distinguished looking man of thirty-five or six with finished manners and well modulated voice a man to notice in every circle, for the broad, intellectual brow, aud large honest eyes that greet ed yours; but now, with the glitter of his wealth, a man, Silvcrdalc thought, to full down and worship. He had greeted his hostess, had made nearly the circuit of tho room, bowing to new friends, greeting with srarm cor diality bis old ones, when h's eyes fell upon a golden car of wheat, resting up on a broad braid of black hair. The light that sprang in his eyes, tho smile upon his lips, carried such deep peace to ono heart, gave one lifo of patient waiting such a new spring of happiuess, that the words of polite greetiug fell upon cars that scarcely heard them. True true ! Her trust repaid hor long constancy rewarded 1 No one else noted more than the qui. et greeting of old fricuds, but two hearts were full of deep joy, rest after weary longing. Some of the guests were in vited by the returned Australian to a house warming, learning for the first time that a new mansion, tho building aud furnish iug of which had long been a source of speculation, was to be the future home of Lawrence Lane. Of course, everybody accepted tho invitation, and mauy a young heart flut tered at the thought that so splendid a mansion must soon need a mistress. One week noon glided away. Aunt Funny was very kiud in helping to trim new peach colored silks for the sisters ; but there was an odd smile on her lip when Lawrence Lane's matrimonial prospects were discussed. A few days before the eventful night, Aunt Fanny, to her Dteces' surprise, went on a visit to some old friend The evening appointed for the house warming came at last. Carriago after carriage set down its load of fair beau, tics before tho superb mansion, the win dows of which blazed with light. Merry voices rang through the hall and rooms, gay footsteps flew from ono beautiful apartment to another, till it was whis. pered no ono knew by whom that tho revelers were invited to meet tho mis. tress as well as the master of the man" sion. The closed doors, which shut off a small room, were eagerly watched, as the guests assembled, and no host came to welcome them. At length they were opened, and the tall handsome hero of the hour entered ; with a small, white-robed figure on his arm, ud more than ono cry of astonish, mcut greeted "Frances Somers;" and more than one ill-natured whisper was directed at Lawrence Lane's taste in choosing, when all the beauty cf Silver dale was before him, '-That Little Old Maid." OirJJoot read this liuu. 18C8. VOLUME SEVEXXUMBER 52. Eighty thousnnd people hnvc fled from Buenos Ayres to avoid the cholera. In January, 19,000 acres of land were disposed of at the United States Land OlEce at Ionia, Michigan. The Kcarsarge, which punk tho Alabama, sailed for tho Pacific last week from Boston. Gold bearing bonds tho bonds of matrimony. The coupons are payablo annually, or thereabouts. Mr. Adams held tho office of Min ister to hngland longer than any other petson since 1835. La Crosse, Wis., has had a skating park benefit, with the mercury thirty degrees below zero I Nobody frozcr; 1 Louis Napoleon gets $14,240 per day ; Queeu Victoria, 0,029 ; Francis Joseph, $10,050, aud tin King of 1'russia, $8,210. In reply to n paper which called Gen. Sherman ' the coming man," a Georgia journal pettishly says it hopes ho is not coming that way again." A greenback of mammoth poster size, bearing a portrait of Mr. I'cndlc. ton, is oue of tho devices at the West to secure the nomination of that gentle, man for President. Highway robbers in Montana arc known as 'road agents," and their sworn enemies are the " Vigilants," who hang them without judge or jury when they catch them. The Murfrcesboro (Tcnn.,) Watch, man says : ' We have had a greater amount of cold weather this winter in this latitudo than has been known for many years." Tho wife of a retired soldier living at Nunn's Hill, near Valparaiso, has re cently brought forth, at one birth, four boys and two girls, and is suckling her children herself. J udges Black, of Pennsylvania, and Curtis, of Boston, and Mr. Evarts, of New York, it is said, have boon select, ed to defend the President in the court of the impeachcrs. Plato was wont to say of his mas ter, Socrates, " Ho was like tho apothe caries' gallypots, which had on the out sido apes, and owls, and satyrs ; but within, precious drugs. An Abolition sheet asks, " What holds tho llcpublican party together ? " That's not a bit hard to answer it's tho ' cohesive power of public plunder,' of course. Burying alive their new-born chil. drcn is a common practice with the Southern negro women. Tne .quantity of voters thus saorificod is alarming. Radicals should look to it. Why is a thief your only true Phil osopher? Because he regards every thing from an abstract point of view, is opposed to all notions of protection, and is open to conviction. The cemetery at Tippinsville is about undergoing various improvement. In the courso of an argumont in favor of the proposed renovation, good old l)ea. con T remarked that il was a duty to render the place as attractive as pos. sible, " because," with a sigh, " we shall all be buried there if we live I" Every third man and boy in Boston whistles the air of the Grand Duchess as he goes through the streets. An evening or two since one of the broth, rcn at a prayer meeting unconsciously led off with th Sabre Song, and only discovered his error when the meeting didn't join iu the " chorus." Sir Matthew Hale says: "Con" verse not with a liar, or a swearer, or a man of obscene or wanton language ; for either it will corrupt you, or at least it will hazard your reputa.'ion to bt of the like making; and if it doth neither, yet it will fill your memory with such discourses that it will bo troublesome to you in after time ; and tho returns of the remembrance of the passages of this nature which you have long since heard, will haunt when your thoughts should bo better employed." THE OLD UNION. Reader havo you ever seriously thought of how glorious a fabric was the old Union f Have you ever reflected on the beau, tics of that simple structure of civil government that hath passed away like tho baseless fabric of a vision ? Have you ever contemplated tho fair proportion of that temple of freedom, now crumbled to the dust through tho corruption of the priests of the sanctuary Have you ever formed an ndequnto conception of tho benef ts conferred on huraanitybythat highest .'triumph' of man'a gci.ius, that' brra?cst-effort of man's philanthropy the Old Union? Havo you ever realized the controlling influence exercised among tho nations of tho catth by that original creation ct American liberty the Old Union ? ' Not alone was it a blessing to tho dwellers beneath its starry sogis. Not alono was it a home for the wea ry and oppressed, who fled from the iron heel of tyranny, or from anarchy's dread blight. Not alono was it the peculiar home and proviuca of earth's unfortunates, who gathered to worship beneath its protection.' Nat alone to these, but by the mag'o of it3 name and the influence of its lofty statesmanship it exerted an ameli orating influenco on tho condition of those whose homes were on other conti nents, whose destinies were linked with other climes. To tho dwellers by tho Rhine, the Danube and the Po ; on the sunny plains of India, and the vine-clad hills of Italy ; to those who dwell where the fairy isles of the Pacific sleep upon their coral beds, to the toiling Astatic, as well as to the ambitious European, the namo of America was synonymous with the name of Liberty. The Old Union was tho gift of tho Creator to the human family it was tho lumintry from which tho rays of Liberty were to permeate to the remot est regions of the globe. With the fall of this majestic struc ture camo the deep wailing from the myriad crushed hearts of Columbia'3 children, who were mangled and torn by its dyiug convulsions. But they who went down amid tho din and shock ot contending armies ; they who died in tho serried ranks of war ; they whoso requiems were sang by the hissing bullets ; they who were ushered into eternity from tho red fields of strife, they were not s deeply to be pitied as many who survived them. Ask of the thinly clad widow, shiver ing over the tireless grate, vainly trying to warm her perishing babe ask her why is sho thus reduced to want and misery ? Ask of the homeless orphan, implor ing for shelter from tho mighty blast, and a mouthful of food to sustain ex hausted nature. Ask of the maimed soldier, striving to eko out a scanty subsistence from tho grudging charity of tho purse-proud parvenucs, whose flaunting robes were purchased by trafficing in his blood ask of these stricken ones, why they ar reduced to this pitiablo necessity and they will toll you it is because of the drca lful wtii- that 1ms compassed the destruction of that more thau human edifice, the Old Union. The Union of love. The Union of mutual respect and confidence. The Union cemented by tho blood of pure patriots, and sauetionedby the p. proval of incorruptible statesmen. Tho Union that was based on the afV feotions of tho people. The Union that was canonized in the hearts of all the friends of liberty. Tho Union, that was .the grandest practical illustration of tho great truths of Democracy. The Uoion that wa3 dissevered and destroyed by the fell spirit of Radicalism. The Union that was prostrated by the iron hond cf military power. The Union that was established by the Conservative, and destroyed by the Puritan. Democrats, freemen, is not tho re establishment of the Union as it was an undeitiking worthy of your noblest effjrts ? Can there bo any sacrifice too great, any offering too costly, any price too exorbitant for the resuscitation of the fires of liberty ? May He who who holdcth the wa, ters in the hollow of His hand," aid and defend tho RIGHT in the coming struggle with the hireling instruments of illegal power. May the true whi'e men of America again shape tho destinies of their native laud, until it shall regain its ancient power, aud prestige, aud splendor, and may iu future bo as bright as its past is glorious. La Crosse Democrat.