1879.05.29 Omish & Dunkers

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1879.05.29 Omish & Dunkers
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Fi, Fa.. No. 1G5, June Term, 1819 White. +T, ** --the right, tiile, interest and claim of the defendant, VVM.J. WRAY. of. in an . to two tracts ofjand situate in Pine township. Indiana, county. Pa., bounded on the north by land of John Bgrner, on the south by other lands ot Wm. J. Wray,<m the east by land of Wm. Davis, and on west by land of Mary Wray's heirs, containing 30 acres, more or less, having thereon erected a one and a halt story frame house and log stable. nd. Bounded on the no tb by other lands -1 Wm. J. Wray, on the south by land of Wm. Askins, on the eaat by land of John Egnerand on the west by land of John Waltimire :<nd Mary Wray's heirs containing 46 acres, more or less. Taken in execution at the suit of J. M. Guthrie Al. Fi.Fa. Ho. 111. June Term 1--79. Clirk ALSO—All the right, title, interest and claim of the defendant, PET HIR GBSS, with notice to terre tenants, of. in and to a certain tract of land situate .in Rayne township. Indiana couirty. Pa., bounded on the north by Jan I of Benjamin Kilpatrick, on the south by land of James .Edwards, < n the east by land of Stuchell Lydick, on thewest by Ian • of John Conrai, containing 65 aeres, more or less, about 35acres of which are cleared, having thereon thereon erected a two story plank frame house and log barn and a small apple orchard thereon growing. Taken in execution at the suit of Daniel Conrad now for use of Samuel Conrad. Fi. fa. No. 1U1. June Term, l»7i'. Sloan. NOTICE-AII persons purchasing at the above sale will piease take notice that a part of the purchase purchase money—to be made known on day of sale- will be required as soon as the property is knocked down, otherwise it will be again exposed to sale 1 he residue of the purchase money must be paid on or before Wednesday of the 1st week of .iune Court, the time fixed by the Court for securing the jicknowledgment of deeds, and no deed will be acknowledged acknowledged until the purchase money is paid in f""- DANIEL ANSLEY, Sheriff. SHERIFF'S OFFICE. ) INDIANA. PA., May 21. 1S79. i From the New York Sun.] of a Indiana 25 a an of to by of a a of a in 62 a a On any Saturday a v'sitor to the larger larger towns in MiiHin, Snyder, or Huntingdon Huntingdon counties, iii the interior of Pennsylvania, meets strangely dressed parties of men and women. While the writer was wandering aimlessly along the ragged main street of Lewistown, in Mifflin county, a few days ago, there suddenly appeared ahead of him two gaunt, tall men, in homespun of a peculiar peculiar color, their fine brown hair half waving and half in curls, reaching below below their shoulders, from beneath great felt hats, like those that the priests of Mexico and certain parts of Spain wear, but with the brims at liberty instead of being caught up to the crowns. Suddenly Suddenly they stopped, shook hands solemnly, solemnly, kissed each other a resounding smack, and went separate ways. Before an explanation could be sought, a beautiful beautiful and fleet-footed horse trotted down the street before a light wagon, containing containing two men of even stranger mein. These also kissed each other, when one alighted from the vehicle. They were round and ruddy faced, and possessed of double chins and twinkling black eyes. Their garments were as peculiar as those of the gaunt and solemn pedestrians. Both wore hats alike, except that the jolly locking fat men had broader brinii and lower crowns to theirs. Coats like theirs are seen only in pictures of Rus sian every day life. They began with a close, military sort of collar, and de- uended almost to the ground, having for the first half a tight-fitting bodice, and for the termination a long frock like a feminine skirt. Not a button held these garments in place ; instead, hooks and eyes were used. The lean and hungry osculators were "Dunkers," and the heavier pair were "Omish." The visitor next day drove over to the nearest Dunker settlement in time to see the quaint people in their homes, but too late for church. Maitland, the Dunker settlement, lies just off the Pennsylvania railroad's main line, deep down among the iron- freighted hills that wall apart the Juniata Juniata and the fertile Kishacoquillis valleys. valleys. The little hamlet looks unreal— at any rate un-American—it is so scrupulously scrupulously white and neat, and seems to possess so many open houses and so few locked doors. A cider mill, a sawmill, and another large building stood open, although the road was close at hand, and any one might easily walk off with its mercantile and manufacturing interests. interests. The door of the Dunker church stood open, and one of the six ministers of the parish invited his guest to enter. From him; from observation, and from interviews interviews with others, the following information information was obtained: The Dunkers will not take an oath, and are not allowed to hold ofiice, although although where they comprise nearly all a brother fails or desires to start in busi ness, all the brethren club together an( set him on his feet. They do this threi times. If he does_not then succeed the 1 consider him out of himself. They are severe upon liars and dishonest persous and profess to have hardly any in theii ranks. Their condemnation falls upon outsiders, also, in this respect, and the tradesman who cheats one Dunker is shunned Dy all forever afterward. They are kind-hearted and hospitable, and are cheerfully obedient to the law that compels compels them to lodge and feed and clothe whoever calls upon them for assistance. "But tramps are pretty plenty here. What do you do with them ?" the visitor visitor asked of a Dunker. "We take 'em in," said he ; ' "but we get fearfully imposed on. Day before yesterday yesterday a tramp called just as we were at supper. I gave him a place at the table. I could have sent him to the county house for his lodging, but I didn't like to, and he didn't stir ; so I gave him a bed and his breakfast in the morning. Soon afterward an impudent, half-tipsy tramp came along. He had been sent, as many are, to enjoy pur hospitality. He wanted me to point out a 'Dunker' to him. I might have sent him to a neighbor, but that would not have been right; so I told him I was one. 'Then trot out a pair of boots,' said the tramp, and he showed me that his left boot was absolutely worthless. His right boot was sound. I happened to have a good lett boot, and so I gave it to him. It was of more good to him than to me." "You do not fight, but you are strong, and human ; suppose some one struck you spread in the basement for all who stay and for all who choose to come, and for those who wisli to stay all night. Dunfcen or not, bads are prepared and breakfast is furnished in the morning. _The Dunkers baptize by immersion, dipping dipping the convert three times forward, instead instead of backward, as the Baptists do. The Dunkers are very numerous, and starting from Philadelphia, where they havea large church,havejourneyed westward in to nearly every Western and South western State and Territory. They are most numerous in Central Pennsylvania. OP SOLDIERS' GRATES. PRESBYTERIAN GRAVEYARD. Second Lieutenant Henry Altman, Co K, ]05th P V; Privates— Elias Simpson, Co K 105tii P V; Samuel Hill, 2d Eegt of 6 mo P V, and Kelson McLaran, Wm J Stuchell, Logan B Adair and time of service. same regiment "I cannot say what I would do," answered answered the Dunker ; "that has never occur- ed." "You do not sue to recover money ; suppose suppose some one owed you and laughed at you, taunting you with your peaceful disposition, disposition, and refused to pay you " : 'I fear I should be obliged to sue in such a case/'^the Dunker gravely replied. "You do nc t wear gold, I am"told ; but how about a gold watch, or are v/atche forbidden 1" "JNo, watches are necessary, and as Dunker usually buys the best of what h uses, I suppose if a gold watch was believ ed to be better than a silver one it woul be unhesitatingly purchased. I wear silver one." The preacher exhibited it It had no guard or chain. Dunker services are interesting. Th church edifice is invariably a simple, barn- like structure, white, with drab shutters without, and fitted with plain pine benches and kerosene lamps within. The "professors," "professors," believers, occupy the middle benches outsiders are seated at the sides, where the benches faee the centre and are raised one row above the other, as in a theatre. There is no pulpit. The preacher is a farmer, and draws no salary. He is chosen for his piety, eloquence, and intelligence, from among his brethren, and, as there are many at each central church, one remains each Sunday while the others are sent about the country to what other worshippers worshippers would call "missions." The church pays the expenses of these preachers while they are at work. The Dunker men are all seated together together on one side of the edifice, the women are together opposite. The men are uncovered, because St. Paul said men should be while at worship. The women wear linen caps because of the same authoritative suggestion. The men wear their hair long and parted in thft middle because the Saviour is so represented. represented. For the same reason their beards are never shaved. They wear short frock coats, rounded at the corners, corners, because the original emigrants to this country wore a similarly shaped garment, garment, and it is not fashionable to pay any attention to fashions. The women wear plain, tight fitting dresses, and cover UNITED .PRESBYTERIAN. First Lieutenant A W Stewart, Co B, 1th regt, P E V C; 2d lieutenant Erank 1 Young, USA; Sergt George Eeed, Co C, 105th regt-P V; Privates—Wm H McGee, McGee, 17th regt 111. Y; John McAlden, 69th )avid Stephens, 5th cavelry P Y; Joseph Wilson, 9 mos P Y; Isaac Myers. 2cl rest GmoPY. J • 6 LUTHERAN, Privates—Alex Harmon, Co A 61st regt P Y; Samuel Curry, 67th regt P V; Jas Pease, 105th regt do; Moses Levingston, Co E, 5th regt H A P Y; Alex Weamer, Co E 2d regt 6 mo P Y; Wm Myers, Co E do. CATHOLIC. Private P Y. McSweeny, Co A 78th regt aprons, of the population of a settlement, they perform agreeable duties like those of an overseer of the poor. One of tie preacaers naively suggested that the Government did not miss the Dunkers from its council fires, as Americans have not all got similar compunctions against officeholding. They do not fight or engage engage in war. They do not sue or appeal appeal to the courts for any sort of legal settlements that can be arranged by the church. If. one brother owes another and cannot pay, all the brethren sustain equal shares of the debttind wipe it out. If a brother does not pay, but can do so, j .*• °" c -) en " '^6, CUen a Cnem laDOr with him, and H he IS Still Stubborn ' • , . * tllCV Cast him Ont 01 the church.- This ij ^ -i , v - A i - . i- • seldom tails to bring the Sinner to his a : m, ° ... . SanS8S. ine same COUrSe IS taken a the front thereof with white They are nearly all pretty. "Our most serious trouble," said a preacher, "was over the admission of hoops but while we argued with the women about them, they went out of fashion and were no longer desired. The women had declared declared them to be necessary, but this proved proved them to be mere vain ornaments. You see, we adopt whatever we believe is useful, useful, as we adopted buttons when they were invented, although the Omish have not done so yet." A Dunker Sunday service is like a Methodist Methodist observance, except on Communion Sundays; "then the form is truly novel. After preaching, prayers and song, two deacons gird themselves with towels, as the Saviour once did, and two others carry large tin basins of water. Four women on the other side of the house act similarly. In groups of half a dozen the brethren and sisters advance to the front bench, divest their feet of shoes and stockings, and those members are washed and dried by the basin basin and towel bearers. The feet are clothed again, the six men and women retire, and another group comes forward and receives the same treatment. With the washing and drying of all the feet the ceremony ends. Then brethren and sisters assigned, to the service descend to the basement and : i "n,,™!™,. «ffnr,/1o i Wiien a JJUDKer Ouenas « <,«», ID any i !_.„-,. i..- ^ _,,.,i 1 -„_._-_„ ™ av ; Du " sucn cases arc Very rare. prepare (by the help of a well filled larder and a roaring log fire) great basins of beef soup and platters of boiled beef and sliced bread, and bring* these edibles up into the church, where the backs of some of the seats have already been unbolted and laid upon the backs of other benches so that a number of long tables have been formed. Cloths are laid, the bowls and plates of soup and beef and bread are distributed,, and love feast is begun. None but Dun.- kers are permitted to take part in this devotion devotion ; for they are very strict, close com- munionists. The Sacrament proper (the drinking of wine and breaking of bread) terminates the feast. At the close of the services, the preacher kisses the nearest brother,' the brother kisses the one nearest him, and so they "pass it round," in profane profane parlance, until the last and furthest brother has received the salutation, when he completes the ceremony and the circle by advancing and kissing the preacher. Then a woman kisses another sister, and the operation is repeated on the other side of the house. In the evening a meal is OAKLAND CEMETERY. Captains—John Suttor, 190th regt P Y; E A Bratton, Illinois; Samuel Nicholson Co A 135th regt P Y; Col William Todd, Mexican war, P Y: Privates—Charles Farren, P Y; Boss McCoy, Signal corps; Charles Sedgwick, IT S A; Cniig Carney, Co I, 135th rogt P Y; Mark Kay, do .do,Israel .do,Israel Kepine, 78lh regt do; Frederick Hp- baush, P Y; John Harvey, colored troops-Prof. troops-Prof. Smith, 55th regt P Y; Isaac Kinter, Rflgalar Battery; Frank Harbison, Co B, llth regt P K V C; Wm Woolweaver. Co E 67th regt P Y; D I Myers, Co B. 1st Batt P V; Johnson Yanbuskirk, Co E, 20th Ohio Yol, wounded at Eavmond, Miss; J Harvey Peelor, Co K, 105th P Y, wounded, died May 17th, 1879. CATHOLIC CEMETERY. Sergt Yincent "Keiflme, Co K, 105th regt P Y; Privates—Joseph Hoffman, Co B, llth regt P E Y C; John McClosky, P Y; Edward Sweeny, do; John Silvers, do. VAULT. » Col. Eichard White, 55th regt P Y. If any person knows of any other soldiers' soldiers' graves than those mentioned in the above list, he will be kind enough to make the fact known to John McGaughey, Chairman of the Committee on Marking Graves. AE.&. SORTS. —The special session is now over two months old. and shows no signs of dying. —The Eev. Jim Eeturning Boa?d Anderson Anderson can't stay away from Washington. He is back there. —Speaker Eandall is suffering from the severe blows he is receiving through'the Democratic newspapers. —All the New York belles are buying cheese cloth for morning dresses, to skipper 'round in at the seaside. —When a fish nibbles the worm off your hook, though he does not bite, you may be sure he has debated the point. —A sewing machine girl in Dubuque nas eloped with a married man of the church she attended. Woe, hemmer ! One of the fashion editors has delirium ,rem3ns. He says there is a black stock- ng with a yellow snake around it. —According to the avowal of a distin- ;uished naturalist, a cat on a back yard ence can distinctly produce all the vowel ounds. —A man can never succeed in'holding wo or three dozen pins in his moath as a woman does, no matter how much he jractices, oa shad. —The seashore season opens in a few weeks, and the little bald headed fishes remble as they remember that some peo- le never wash their feet all winter. - —Now that the season for baby shows las opened in New York, Mr. Tilden will lave an opportunity to conduct his kissing ampaign in a wholesale manner, as it vere. —An English traveler in the Holy Land, t is &aid, has discovered Jacob's well. Well, we are delighted to hear it. There iad been a rumor afloat that Jacob was ead. —The Scientific American remarks that a sea voyage is a good remedy for. hard times. A few hours from shore and it will seem to you that everything is coming up. Better send the oil market to sea and hav_e it come up.—Derrick. FITZ JO HIV PORTER A special Washington podent writes us the following': CASE* corres- "The determination determination of the President to refer the findings of the court martial in the Fitz John Porter case to the Judge Advocate General will cause much excitement among the friends of General Porter, who were so conspicuous and persistent in securing the reojiening of the case. The request to the Judge Advocate General will be to review review the findings of the court in connection connection with all the testimony which was sub mitted. It is claimed that evidence" was submitted which was overlooked, and that the • decision was not in accordance with, the testimony. It is not improbable that the case will rest where it is.

Clipped from The Indiana Progress29 May 1879, ThuPage 9

The Indiana Progress (Indiana, Pennsylvania)29 May 1879, ThuPage 9
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