The Elk County Advocate from Ridgway, Pennsylvania on January 15, 1869 · Page 2
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The Elk County Advocate from Ridgway, Pennsylvania · Page 2

Ridgway, Pennsylvania
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Friday, January 15, 1869
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jLFRIDAY, JANUARY 15. 1809 GHAUTS POLIkY. There seems to be a disposition upon the part of Tery many of our publio journals to predict that there will be a lack of harmony between Gen. Grant and Congress, and some of them go so far as to assert that the in coming President has somo very pro nounced ideas of policy, which he is dis posed to press upon Congress. We hope so, certainly, but we do not tbiuk so poorly of General Grant, as to suppose that he will go beyond his constitutional peroga tivesof recommending Congress to do ccr tain things, or that he will at'empt to con trol or dictate the legislation of Congress The following noble utterance from him, made in May last, ought to silence. all ap. prehension and all question of his future official action. Our readers will readily re call the circumstances under which they were written : If elected to the office of President of the United States, it will be my en deavor to administer all t be laws in good faith, with economy, and with the view or giving peace, quiet, and protection every' where. In times like the present, it is im possible, or at least eminently improper, to lay down a policy to bo adhered to, right or wrong through an administration of four yeais. New political issues, not loresecn are constantly arrising ; the views of the public on old ones are constantly changing, and a purely administrative olliccr should always be lcit free to execute the will ot the people. I always have respected that will, and always shall. Peace, and univer sal prosperity its sequence wiih eeono. my of administration, will lighten the bur. den ot taxation, while it constantly reduce he national debt. Let us have peace." EUROPE. The Peace Conference at Paris has re fused to admit to its sessions the represent tative of Greece, against which action the Ambassador has protested and appealed to the Government for instructions. Theses, sion of the Conference announced forTues' day was postponed in consequence. Th: Sultan has sent an envoy t.i 1'aiis to oego tiate a loan for war purposes. There is a report in London to the effect that the leaders of the insurrection in Can dia have fallen into the hands ofjthe urks , and been cast into prison. BEIT BUTTLES' S SJHIJLB. Sir. Butler introduced in the House a bill to authorize the issue of a national cur rency, to insure its elasticity and stability, lessen the public debt, and reduce the rate of interest. lie moved its reference to the Committee on Ways and Means, which was done, whereupon he moved to reeoo Bluer the motion, and supported his motion ioalengh.'y speech. The bill authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to issue, after the 30th of J une next ?350, 000,000 in Trearury notes of various denominations, bearing no interest, which shall be receivable for all claims and demands against the United Stales except in those cases where payment is specially coutractcd to be made in coiu.. Upon the issuance of these notes all National Banks are to cease to be banks of issue, and theii circulation is to be called in and destroyed, aud the saaie shall be done with all other bank bills and legal-tenders issues when they are redeemed at the Treasury. The bill also provides that after the oOth of June next any person or association owning any bond of the United States bearing six per cent, interest in coin, may present the same to the Treasurer or any publio depository designated for that purpose, and who shall have lodged in the Treasury of the United States sufficient security, and shall receive therefor ninety per cent, of the par on its face in certifi. cates ot value in such denomination, as he may choose, paying on that amount at the rate of three sixty five-hundredths per ceot. per annum interest in coin for thirty days, and until he shall return an equal amount ot said certificate to the Treasury of the United States; and such bonds shall remain in the Treasury as security for the certificates so delivered and the interest ' thereon, which shall be deducted from interest to be paid by the Unites States on such bonds at any time after thirty days. The owner of any bond so pledged may return certificates of value, equal to ninety per cent, of the value thereof, an.i receivo back his bond less ho interest, and said certificates and the amount thereof paid to him, and the Treasurer shall, during the ' time of i's deposit, pay to the owner the accrued interest beyond that due ou the certificates, once in every six months. The concluding section of the bill provides for the issue of a tuetalio fractional currency. Mr. Butler's motion to reconsider was laid on the table. Not long ago a love stricken German secreted himself in the bed. room of bis fair inamorata, a servant girl in Newark, if' J. lie explained in court that he did so in order to compel the girl to have a talk with him, she having declined to have anything to do with mynheer Der Shudgo gave Lim soma good advice as to the proper method of prosecuting h'u love affaire, and Jet him go. Free Town Libraries Trubner & Conrpanyi' says tha Thila IVets, of London, are about issuing a com prehensive and valuable work by EdwarJ Edwards on free town libraries, explaining th eir formation according to the best and most economical plans their methods of working and their results. This work pro poses, in addition, to srt forth succinctly the history of this clajs of institutions in Great Britiao,-France, Germany, and America. Going beyond this specialty in the way of libraries, a large chapter, or part of the volume, will be devoted to the relative provisions of libraries of all kinds in the great States of Europe and of this conti nent. Free libraries for every town we would like to see an American institution. Such an idea falls in with the philosophy of our national life, and meets the requirements of a vast social and political want. We are, perforce, a reading, and more or le3S a literary people. Education is more generally diffused than in any other country, and beyond all this, every citizen is a Stock. holder in the Government, with a direct voice in its control. Every man who votes intelligently or honestly must think ; and to think in the country, at least, apart from the great current of thought and action, he must read. In every large city there are always certain recognized centres of literary ac tivity, to some of which all have access according as their tastes, social relations, or as other circumstances mav control. These, the club3, special libraries, acade ruies, bookstores, publishing houses, and so on, become headquarters for the ex--' change of information and opinion. In a village or country town such facilities cannot be looked for. There are no special interests large enough to create them. One good, free library, well established and under judicious regulations, would seem to bo the plan by which the popbr tions of the smaller or inferior towns could best supply their literary wants and ap proximate to the advantages of the more favored dwellers in the cities. Such an institution, at least, would organize and economize their resources, besides creating a taste for study and the enjoyment of literature. The communal libraries of France, the people's libraries of Germany, present ad. luirable samples from which to 6tat. An active spirit, the freedom of our laws and social institutions, the universally recog. nized administrative tact and ability of our people Mould soon advance our libraries tar beyond those of any other nation. . We trust the elaborate work which has oallcd out these hurried suggestions may stimu late general thought and inquiry into this idea thought that shall develop action. Breaking Criminals on the Wheel. The good old times must, in very many espects, have been very bad old times. Head, for instance, the following extracts Irom the instructions given in 1746 by the I'aris I'aiiiameut to " Monsieur de I'ans. that is to say the Parisian executioner, in regard to the course he was to pursue in breaking criminals : After undressing the prisoner, no mat ter whether male or female, until nothing but a short shirt covers them, he will tie i hem to the St. Andrew's cross on the scaffold, stretching their limbs out as tar as possible and turning their elbows outside. Alter giving the chaplain notico to leave the scaffold, he, will take the bar (an iron bar four feet long, and very heavy) and commence striking on the prisoner's limbs. lie will commence at the left shoulder. crushing the bones by two deliberate blows. One blow will be sufficient for the upper arm, two for the left elbow, two for the wrist and hand. 1 wo heavy blows will be on the left hip.bone, three on the left knee- joint ; two, well laid on, on the left leg, and one on the left loot. " Monsieur de Paris " will then wait a minute or two, and commence '' working " on the right side of tho culprit, commencing at the foot and finishing at the shoulder. The greffier of the court will see to it that these instruo lions are strictly carried out. The screams ot the culprit must not be haeded by "Mon sieur," nor must he give him the coup de grace before finishing on the right shoulder. Jhe coup de grace is to consist of three heavy blows, to be delivered on the breast of the prisoner ; it the prisoner is a woman, the coup de grace will be delivered under her ribs, lest her bosom should break tho force of the blows. The body of the culprit will be delivered to the medical faculty of Paris, which will give a report on the condition of the corpse to the greffire of the Parliament. 1 his horrible mode ot punishment was witnessed on an average once a week by tho Parisians. One ot the last victims of this atrocious cruelty was a poor servant ei.-l, who had been convicted of stealing . . t . I . C-U - two or tnree aresses oi ner mistress, one was broken on the wheel beoause larceuiea by domestics bad become very numerous in Paris, iier ai;ony lasted seven minutes. and a stream of blood, spouting from her mouth after htr knee joiot bad been crushed, drowned her heart rending cries. Queen Maria Antoinette bad been appealed to to save the girl and bangbtily refused. This was afterward remembered against her. Dunns the reign of Louis XVI. about three thousand persons were actually broken on the wheel. . Such were. the "good old times " in l ranee. Tui Advocati has the largest circulation in ike county, and is the best advertising Medium. Don'c forget that printers must lire. AGBIC0L1TJHAL. Save the Manure. Farmers are not aware how much is wasted on their farms that. with little, care and trouble might be made into valuable manute. Everything can be decomposed, either in process of time, with the assistance of the elements or by the aid of chemical agents, should be saved for the compost heap. Select some place in the barn yard, or adjacent lot where it will be convenient of acoess, and there gather your compost, adding from time to time such solvents as may be neccs sary. Here bring all the weeds, sods, briars, thistles, &o , that yon are compelled to dig and cut up through the summer and add to this from time to time whatever you have of waste material, muck from the swamp, decayed fruits, potato vines, leaves, the deposit from the sink, &c, and at the close of the year you will be surprised at the size of your heap, and be able to see for yourself how much is really wasted on your farms, that might be turned to valuable account, liural American. Oats. Oats are, of course, a most important article in stable management ; and these, as everything a horse eats, ought to be of the finest quality. It may be thought that the weight of oats is not a matter of great consequence, nor, in fact, is it to cart or common horses; but it is quite the re verse to sucn as we are particular about as to stamina, wind and condition. ' Horses are generally fed by measure, not bv weight, consequently in giving light oats, we actuall rob the horse of his proper quantum of meal, giving him husks in stead ; and if we feed him by weight, going uu me principal mat a pound ot reamers and a pound of lead are both a pound, the principal would be a very bad one as regards oats ; for in that case, though the horse gets his pound weight, if he gets an undue portion of it in husks he is only filled with that which is no uso to him ; so in every way light oats are bad for choice horses. Useful Recipe. At this season of the year, when arrangements are to be made for winter fires, this recipe is well worth publication : To stop cracks in chimneys and stoves, the insertion of stove pipes, open joints in pipes, and and all places of this kind : dissolve common salt in water as much as the water will take up and thicken it up with clean ashes until it becomes a mortar of temper for working. this will harden in a short time to firm cement and is better than mortar for the purposes mentioned, and can always be ob tained. A -Carriage Ceremony. Nothing we calculate, would be 'more edifying to our dusky hued friends than the remarks made by a sable r arson at a negro weeding which took plase recently ear Montgomery, Alabama. 1 bus spoke he: " Here is a couple who have walked out to night, wishing to be jined in, and thio' love, and wishing all dera dat have any ting twixt dera come forward and speak now : if not. let dem hold dar peace now and for evermore. I wants ever ear to hear, and every heart to eujoy. " Mr. Jim ihompson, whomsoever stands lastly by your left side, do you take her for your beloved wife, to wait on her through sickness and through health, safe and be safo, holy and be holy, loving and be loving; do you love her mother, do you love ber lather, do you love ber brothers, do you love her misress, but do you love liod de best r " Answer : " do." " Miss Mary Thompson, whomsoever stands fastly ly your right side, do you take to be your dear beloved husband, to wait on him through health and through conflation, safe and be safe, boly and be holy ; do you love his mother, do you love his father, do you love his brothers, do you love his sisters, do you love Uoa de best?" Answer : " I will," " I shall pronounce Mr. Jim to hold Miss Mary fastly by the right hand, and shall pronounce you both to be man and wife, by the commandments of God. We shall hope and trusting through God, now and for evermore. Let us sing a hymn : Plunged 'a a gulf of dark despair,' " eto Drawi,; Uarper'$ Magazine. Tni Education op Girls. Attend as much to neatness as you do to economy. Accustom girls never to suffer anything about them to be unclean or in disorder; lead them to notice the slightest derange ment in a house ; show to them that nothing contributes more to neatness and economy than keeping things in their proper place. This may seem trifling, yet it leads to very important consequences ; for then, when anything is wanted, theie is no diffi culty in finding it ; and when it is done with, it will be returned to the place it wag taken irom. This exact order forma the most essential part of neatness. For instance, a dish will not get broken or soiled 1 it is put in its proper plaee as soon as it has been used. The carefulness which makes us place things in order makes us keep them clean. Joined to all these ad vantages is that of giving to domestics habits ot neatness and activity, by obliging them to place things in order, and keep A dispatch from Havana says it is understood that the Commission of citizens who have gone to hold a conference with the rebel chiefs are empowered to grant them pardon and restoration to all political rights, provided they surrender and con. sent that the island continue under Spanish authority. The rebels are pressing the siege of Neuvitas actively, and have de. feated a body of troops Bent to the reliet of tho garrison. MMlEIGjr ATEWS. tub nr Dounnoif. V I w- Halifax, Jan. ll. The loss of the brig A. H. Dunlay, from Boston to this port, with thirteen lives, is fully confirmed. Portions of the wreck and one bod, reoog-nized as Miss Talbot, have floated ashore. The wreck occuied off Mahey's Head, Prospect bay, thirty miles from here. Halifax. N. S., Jan. 11. Hon. Mr. Howe leaves for Portland to-morrow to meet Hon. Mr. Hoes on his way to England. It is rumored that if matters can be satisfactorily arranged with the British and Dominion Houses of Commons, Mr. Howe will take an appointment as President of the Privy Council. Hon. Mr. McClellan accompanies Mr. Howe. Ottawa, Jan. 11. A fire broke out in the Ottawa County Court house at Aylmer this morning, consuming the entire building. All the papers and records were saved. The roof ot the jail caught fire, but was extinguished without much dam age. Ottawa, Jan. 11. The first quartely re port of the insurance companies licensed to do business in Canada is published. It contains the names of thir'y-five companies. The total amount of deposits is 33,685,' too. The bank returns for December show the total assets $89,141,285. Four banks in Nova Scotia and three in New Brunswick give no returns. FBANCE. Paris, Jan. 11. The budget of M. Mague, the Minister of Finances has been made publio. It shows that the fhating debt has been reduced two millions francs during the past year. The estimates of the minister lor the fiscal year 13 0 promises an excess of 86,000,000 francs in teceipts over expenditures, which surplus is to be devoted to reducing the extraordi. nary budget, and 42,000,000 francs are to be made applicable to the redemption of rentes. M. Magne congratulates the country on the return of publio confidence and the re. sumption cf industrial pursuits, and con cludes by declaring that the gratitude of the nation is due to the Emperor for re moving the only cause ot rupture between European powers, and of international and domestic distrust. TURKEY AHD GEEECE. London, Jan. 11 The indications of the first day's session of the Conference on the Eastern question leave little if any doubt of ultimate success. The Turkish government, through its representative, consented to maintain the present status until the close of the Conference. It is the general impressioo that but one more session will be held, and that war between Turkey and Greece will be obviated. Constantinople, Jan. ll. The Sublime Porte has officially congratulated the peo ple of the Danubian Principalitias on their loyalty during the recent crisis. CUBA. Havana, Jan. 11. A commission of in fluential citi ns of Havana, native Cu-bians and pron.inent members of the Lib. eral party, left this city yesterday on the steamer Montezuma lor Nue vitas, on their way to Bayamo, to meet the revolutionary leaders and attempt to brin about a compromise for the restoration of peace. Among the mcmbers of the commission areSenors Jose Armas, Hortencio, Tamayo, and Kodrignez, well known friends of re. form and liberal institution 8PAI5. Madrid Jan. 11. Additional troops are to be sent to Cuba, and will ail from Cadiz in a short time. It is really pleasirg tto peruse the messages of the Governors of loyal States now being delivered. From Maine to Minnesota, wherever a Executive speaks, it is with promises, as well as realizations, that' must make both incumbent and constituency proud. Everywhere finances are in a healthy condition. State debts are being reduced, and requests are made to tie Legislature to diminish or abolish taxes on solid wealth. Schools and school systems are thriving, reforms are going on and abundantly suggested, and hopes are ex. pressed ot a happy future. In all this the evidence appears that the progressive people of this country are its best rulers. The State Genual Committee of New Hampshire have proved themselves up with the age in their enunciation of universal suffrage. True, they should have gone further, but they are fresh from the people, and perhaps spoke only what was safe, when they limited their ohoice to purely national suffrage. If we have gotten thus far even, something has been gained, and an earnest given tht the grand result is not far off. The good work must go on, and now is the season lor ad. ditional effort. Senator Wilson, of Massachusetts, has introduced a bill into the Senate, providing for the retirement of the judges of the Supreme Court when they have at tained to the age of seventy. Should this bill become a law, Justices Griei and Nelson would be retired, the former being 74 and the latter 78. The Wilmington (Del.) Commercial publishes the message of the Governor of that State, excepting those portions referring to national affairs." which, it asserts, are ot no interest, being)nerely repetitions of the old " usurpation ' and " aggtession " talk and an argument to prove that the nation is a confederation. This is severe, but judicious. Delaware under a Democratio administration has little to do with tho destinies of the country, A Child living near Centreville, Read. ington township, Hundecdon county. New i i. i. . .. jersey, una now urine au in the same house a mother, a grand-mother, a great-grand.mother, and a great-great-grand. mother. bo can peat u I Job PaiaTixo of -every description doe promptly at Ibis office, and in a style un equalled in this seetioa of the State. Entire satisfaction guaranteed. .. ' W. S- SERVICE. W. 8. SERVICE, Will from this date be prepared to sell at the lowest pries. STOVES FOR PARLORS, STOVES FOB KITCHENS, STOVES FOR HALLS, STOVES FOR BED ROOMS, STOVES FOR STORES, , STOVES FOR MILLS, STOVES FOR HOTEL3, STOVES FOR OFFICES, STOVES FOR CHURCHES. Anl in faot for all place where stoves are needed. Give him a callL TIN TTAR-S AT WHOLESALE. AND RETAIL. JOBBING IR ALL !t BRANCHES, ROOFING AND SPOUTiNG, IiOCBI f URHISni5Q GOODS, TOTS, BIRD CAQK9, pi'Mre, pipkino. Ridgway Nov. It. 1608, vlnltf. PR. W. W. 8IIAW Practice Medioine and Surgery, Centreville, Elk county rmr-2'601y. A Nsw Rimkdv in Consumption. A Physician who had Consumption for several years, with freqnent bleedings of the lungs, cured nimseir witii meuicine unknown to the profession, when his case appeared bone less. He is the only physician who has nsed ii in his own person, or who lias any knowledge of its virtues ; and he can ascribe the degree of health he now enjoys to nothing but th nse of his medicine ; and nothing but utter despair and entire extinction of all hope of recovery, together with a want of confidence in all others induced bira to haiard the experiment. To those suffering with any disease of the lungs he proffers a treatment he confidently belie-es will eradicate the disease. Price $1.60 per bottle, or $8 a half dozen, sent by express. Send far a circular er call on Da. E. Uotlston Jackson, No. -60, North Tenth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. may3U.0-ly A CARD TO THE LADIES. Dr. Dupon-co's GOLDEN PERIODICAL PILLS for females. Infallible in correcting irreg. ularities, Removing Obstructions of the Monthly Turn, from whate-er cause, and always successful as a prevonti-e. One Pill is a dose. Females peculiarly situated, or those supposing themselTes so, are cautioned against using, these Pills while in that condition, lest they inrite miscarriage, after which ad monition the Proprietor assumes no re sponsibility, although their mildness would prevent any miscuier to health; olrerwn the Pills are recommen. ded na a Most Invaluable Remedy for the alleviation of those suffering from any irregularitios whateTer, as well as prerent an increase of family when health will not permit it ; quieting the nerves and bringing back the " rosy color of health" to the cheek of the most delicate. Full and explioit directions accompany each box. Price $1 per box : 6 boxes. $5. Sold in Ridgway, Pa., by G. G. Messenger. Druggist, sole agent for Ridgway. Ladies, br sending him $1 to the Ridgway P. O. can have the Pills sent (confidentially) by mail to any part of the country, iree of pestace. Sold also by 8wayno & Reynolds, 8L Mary'e, and by one Druggist la every village in the union. S. D. nOWE. my2 C8-ly. Sole Proprietor, N. T. PATRONIZS HOME INSTITUTIONS. FLOUR, FEED AND GRAIN. THE subscribers having completed their New Grist Mill in Ridgway are now prepared to furnish the people of the surrounding country with Flour of . the Best Quality, and of their own manufacture, at the lowest market rates. The attention ef lumbermen and olhtri is called to our lacililies for furnishing iuew wuu FEED OF ALL KINDS. cheaper than it can b bought any other fiiavf ! iuv cuuuiy. ... fari.sK voa Oaii.-j 3. B. HY'DB, o j. v. Hour. J. K. vTHJTMORI- POWELL & KIME. GOODS FOR THE MILLION. POWELL & KIME, At their capaoions stores both in RIDGWAY AND CENTREVILLE, nave on hand, splendid aaaortaasit tt all seasonable Goods adapted to the want of the people of Elk and adjoining counties, which thej are selling at price that defy competition. Thej would simply state here, that boing very large dealers, their faoililies for purchasing are na equalled by any establishment la tha oountj. They buj direotlv from aaan faetures and on th Another advantage. Tom eaa alwav get whet you want at thoir store, you will save time by going direetly t them and TIME IS MONET. We have no space here to enumerate all the advantages you will have in patronising these establishments. But call and see, and reap the the advantages for yourselves. Among their Goods you will find DRT GCOD3 in en. less varieties, GROCERIES choice and fresh . CLOTHING of best material saperier cut and finish, ROOTS & SIIOS f &c West stock and make, CEOCKliRY for aewly marrUJ, taiddle aged aad aldetly. DRIED FRUIT, BUTTER,iaaS, TORK, HAMS, LARD, TLOUS, CORN MEAL. AND EVERYTHING- ELSE ! 20 inch shaved shingles take a iorgoodsy at the market price, at both itorea. auo woet otber kinds of country due taken at th market value-Tlaltf. pro

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