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Smethport M Kean Miner (Newspaper) - February 16, 1864, Smethport, PennsylvaniaCoar Letioa to and lady of Eta a. Them Kean liner. Pabli bbb by blot tit Kasday by Roca Bue at Smethport is a cab county office East Side of Public Square. Id delayed Tor More than. Three months fifty Ementi addition if flu fee charged. Kates of . Ai will be charged per of Ilkei 1 c Olumn year 00 -20 00 1zoo ill month 2000 u t to 00 one 3 inner tons 1 50 34 by Ninon owl and paper one year 600 of when a it it Emonts Are net in Baljer Type inn Muni i constitute a and o the fun Allther. R Job printing. A top with a and Exten itt Job Type and printing material of Mil i e Are prepared to do All kinds of Paa Inetal week Imeln blog Benkt circus Ponh in Bill and of Romeo Bablu terms by Olive Tomio. Chapter i. Uncle Simon will be Here next said or. Joseph Johnson As he entered the sitting room of his House in the suburbs of Boston one cold november afternoon. So queried mrs. There Are a dozen things i want to do be fore he comes. Uncle Simon is a Grea Man and our Bouse is hardly in condition to . Uncle Simon is a sensible Man and be does t believe much in show at i Don to think be but ouf carpets Are in a horrible Condi Tion and our chairs Are half of them Bro Ken and All of them look As though they in due time and the Fortune buy Home and chuckled Over the i j gains they bad obtained. By the Way Nellie i ordered of Coal this morning in the Seph when they were at ,.tttl 1-1 tons to j the Cushion of one Wil pressing Down open thai poised upon one leg it was what did you giver1 demanded the affectionate wife. With five dollars a Ion replied i proud satisfaction. That s jibe Market Price is yes but i bought it for to Cash. Is it Good b. Hackett attorney nm1 Counselor at iowr8hlppen, Cameron county a. Special attention paid to collections and All business relating to real estate. Opposite the court House Smetz Portal Kean co. A . Mason proprietor. Thin Osof the most commodious houses la North Western i Niibu Lynnia. Ami the proprietor himself to give the utmost satisfaction to those Oluic Public who favor him Call. T. Seems wholesale and retail Boater in Gold find Silver watches jewelry spectacles a i a Krys and a cull Imd examine Hie Stock before . N. B. He is prepared to do All to rec such repairing Wii Cliea clocks Aad on the were sent for could t come. We were going to have new carpets new chairs and some other new tilings in the Spring and we might a Well have them Dow As i think we had though i can t afford to spend much for such replied Joseph shrugging his shoulders. Simon in t coming Here for nothing you do you menu of coarse it i examined the article very carefully Al d i Don t see but looks just like that paid seven for in october it in the course of the week the new car pets were made Down though the three ply exhibited some bad tricks in the operation for the Moths had eaten half Way through it in Twenty places and there were Worms enough in it to have eaten All the Woolen factories a new England out of House and Ferrao in a month. The new furniture was a ranged Aud really the Bouse the dealer waa going weal and wanted to close them out were tile last he Isad which is the a Shujaa got i them of prepare Tibia Lind the Drimer great j a Bey into Ely event Uncle Simon. For him fee rasps that he Una gone Alfred before you get ready to take Biro rip for swindling y Oul mrs. Joseph did not like Tufe remark and she trotted out the Marble clock which stood in All its glory Spoa the Iran to piece. Or. And mrs. Alfred guessed on the clock ode of them politely guessed toot it Cost presented renovated appearance. One door East of tic Astor House. Sign of blk watch. Smethport a. 1-26. Worden 0 restaurant. Ryphe subscriber has established a first class 1_ Rita Grant in the basement of the building Orvii pfc by Mason s tin shop on West hide of the Public Square in Sjanet port he keeps constantly on him j a time assortment of confection eries n uts which he will with non the most Caiiou Uble terms. After the 20th of the i resent Nuth he will be prepared to Hup pier Market with o y s t b r a by the a Lod can or cooked and nerved no in the most approved manner. He it determined to keep a quiet and orderly the dec Essitina of the Public require and tie expects a Liberal Pitt Rouge. . Worden. Smethport oct u. S. Internal Revonne tax. The Enders Pineil Deputy collector for the of a lot Hii Elk and Cameron in the 1 uth collection District of notice that the anti in taxes and licenses assessed for the year 18m, upon portions residing and dome i Minew la said counties have become one and i Iyawe and that 1 will attend at Ray office in rivet port. To receive payment for the Iuie. And i farther Gire notice that i will attend at Tibbett a hotel in Bradford on the 1st and 2d Misof feb. Next at Ceres on Friday and sat urday the 5th and 6th Fob. Next and at Wattey s in Uberty tuesday the 9th Day of feb. Next for the purpose of retiring said taxes and All per who shall neglect to pay the Dalles and taxes and licenses no ask wed Apon them at or before that time shall be liable to ten per centum additional upon the amount thereof p. Foud. Dep y col. Of Elk and Cameron co s Ioui col. District smelt port. Jan. 28th, 1864. 250 Best pianos. 250 m. Ducker having removed to la new Ware room 19 West Houston Street new York takes great pleasure in calling the attest ton of the Public to this new sad foil scale 7 Octav r08rwoow piano Fortes. Containing All the modern improvements Over Strung Boss French grand action Harp pedal and full Iron Frame from to 71-4 Obard piano i Obb. Kits Nuh from to the treat Success attending d. Doctor s j they Sny he fans More business than be can do and made Money enough to suit iffy himself. One who knows told me that he win coming this Way to see his with the Iota ution of taking one of them into partnership with him if either one happens to be to his he has Only one Nephew bodes self added Bis wife counting the chances which her husband might have of winning this prize. That s True the Choice lies Between Ai Fred and myself. And whoever gets the i a will be u Rich Ramn in less Bun five so we Viust Nike the Trio Stop Simon when be the Distio Guined relative of or. Josrph Johnson whose humic Piatt d coming created such a decide Ltd sets tuition wus a wealthy merchant a Philadelphia. He tired of the cares of business and knowing but Bis two nephews were energetic add Capa ble Young men he proposed Uptake one o1 them into Bis establish meet and Gradus try place Bis own trials cares Olid responsibilities on be shoulders of the new partner thus conferring a great favor upon himself Aud the recipient of Bis Bounty. Joseph and Alfred Johnson were Cou sins and were both salesmen on Fine Sala Ries in to Beocity of Boston and either to d have jumped at the Chance to secure the position which Uncle. Hod in his the merchant s intentions bad been accidentally disclosed so that both of Bis no pews were of Bis purpose. In the Bouse of Joseph Johnson it was decided to have new carpets and new chairs As Wall As several other articles of Utility and luxury and a portion of the Fol lowing Day was appropriated to make the Purchase Joseph and lady visited All the carpet Al Refl and All the furniture stores in the City. Both of them were terribly afflicted of the subject of cheap goods and had a constant hankering for great bar gains. To this respect never Man and wife More thoroughly sympathized with each other. They kept up a regular Competition to see which could buy the cheapest and their evenings were generally spent in chapter ii. What you been doing exclaimed Alfred Jonnson As he and his wife entered the House of his Cousin a few the Imp print changes had been made. been fixing up a an swered mrs. Johnson As she cast a look of satisfaction at the improved appearance of her rooms. New oar Peter new chairs new so new clock r added mrs. Alfred John Eon As she surveyed the glorious bargains we were thinking of having them in the Spring but we concluded to have them before said mrs. Joseph. You Sec that carpet continued or. Joseph As he pointed to the three ply on the parlor. I see it Joe do you suppose i gave for that Don t know. You always buy cheap. Twenty dollars and both were duly and properly astonished when str forties that it bad been peach used for the attorn Dinghy Low Price of eight dollars Ancl events five Petita. I or. And mrs. Alfred staid an boor and then arose to go. They actual r reached the outside door before Joseph thought of his great bargain a did you pay for your Coal shouted he Rushing into the entry. Seven replied Alfred foresee ing that another stunning development in cheap buying was a store for him. Paid too much. I discussing the prices of groceries hard dry goods books and furniture. It was decided Between them to have for which the prize Acdal was received at the last american Institute be now offers for handsome three ply for the parlor the for their superiority. Only need to red carpet of which was to be transferred to heard to become Universal favourites. To the and a Good superfine for the spare chamber. The Price of the first named article was carefully noted in the various stores. The average rate was a Dollar and a a Porter a Yard. When they had about made no their minds to take one it a Dollar the obliging dealer was Good enough to hint that he bad one Roll slightly damaged which he would sell for sixty two cents a Yard. The Eye of Boft husband and wife brightened up it this they examined the goods and to the temptation it was cheap for and was paid. Is i or. Dicker s ibicb4o tied and of Wertzl wooh pret prize in is Imam iwo and like trifle at the last Fajr be now Folbre at following Price vary Ingrom to possess surf Figlmi Power to Lead a con any cd Torch. All these of Persona la v Iram Ted a the .1 a t i i i w j for the spare chamber were purchased i suppose Yon gave a Dollar a Yard. Not replied Joseph chuckling though it would have been dog cheap at that Price.1 what did you give Joer said Joseph trying to con ceal the feeling of exultation which was rioting in Bis bosom. Why i paid a Dollar and a Quarter for one no handsomer than lidded As she stooped Down and gave the glorious bargain a More critical examination. Why you have darned she exclaimed As she observed two or three of these suspicious appearances in the new fabric. It is slightly damaged Bat no one to d notice a unless they get Down on their hands and Knees and examined it with a added Joseph rather disgusted at the keenness of mrs. Alfred. Is Worth double the Price we gave for added mrs. Joseph. Now what do you think we paid for tb6se she continued willing to withdraw the auction of the visitors from the now disgraced carpet. I have no replied Alfred. Black Walnut stuffed paid for dollars and. A half for some in about the same style did not give that for mrs. Joseph with a Royal smile which Dis played her appreciation of her own and her husband s superiority in the Art of Bay ing. What did Yon what do you asked Joseph who like All cheap buyers was. Fond of tensing the inquisitive before the astonish ing Price should be named. Alfred. Come Alf you you can t boy such chairs for any such replied Joseph with a deprecatory smile. Thought i would gel it off enough this time perhaps you gave three Dol and a said mrs. Joseph str ump bluntly when she bad Beld in is Long what do Yon think you Are a Luce a added Alfred As he took Hia wife upon ibis Arm and walked towards Home. But Alfred did not think so. It was Only a Litt e polite hypocrisy that induced him to make use of this remark for he was one of that class who ate willing to pay a fair Price far a Good article. He had no occasion to refurbish his House for be had not relied upon great bargains when he purchased his furniture and though he bad been keeping Bouse a year longer than Joseph it was still condition. We May add that in five Vealra he had actually spent Twenty per cent Lei a for to Bough a pair of roast chickens Villanos effluvia which compelled Uncle Simon to report to a stratagem to procure their Renovo from the Vicinity of his nos while the ladies were attending to the Dis Pisa of the dinner things Uncle Simon and fits Nephew went into to enjoy a quiet smoke. Joseph tji Ough he did not often indulge a the Izory of smoking bad purchased a Bunch of cigars which a Jev assured him he Bod smuggled from Havana at the rate of sixteen dollars a the usual Price of that Brand being sixty. Uncle Simon was a connoisseur in cigars and after trying one he gave it no in disgust sorting to Bis own Case for a purer article. Joseph was terribly mortified when the old gentleman pulled the Cigar to pieces and proved conclusively that three fourths of the material of which it was composed was Oak leaves. The Philadelphia merchant did not say a word about Hia intentions but told stones re Alfred is a Rich now for her is Active partner Iotha great Hoope John son co White Joseph a still Dot tic thing in the Way of great bargains salary of twelve Hundred Daliara Ajaz. Logo. Grant As a keeping expenses than Joseph Bough the latter always obtained what he As great bargains. Alfred and his wire laughed at the great bargains when they got Home Aud pronounced a rather censorious judgment upon the three ply the new chairs and the Marble clock. Chapter Iii. Two Days afr this triumphant exhibition of glorious bargains Uncle Simon arrived from Philadelphia. His coming Cre ated a tremendous sensation in both families and each vied with the other in Render ing honors to the listing sided and powerful visitor. He spent his first week at the Bouse of Alfred and though there were no new carpets new clock the old gentleman cod trivet to make himself comfortable and very Happy and being a keen observer be doubtless Folly understood the character of his Nephew. It was Joseph s torn now and Uncle Simon was duly installed in die spare Cham Ber. The Philadelphia merchant was a liver was rather fond of Aldermani feasts and had already attained told Erna tic proportions for he weighed two Hundred and Twenty five pounds and a half without Bis Hundred and Twenty six and a Quarter with them he was fed lodged and otherwise accommodated a Well a Means of bib Nephew would permit. Joseph secured some great bargains in turkeys chickens geese and ducks but some of them acquired a Little Salera Tua bin life certain Offen. Sive doors which some of the poultry exhaled Joseph s penchant for of Bis cheap buying was too Strong to be controlled besides he took Pride and pleasure in exhibiting Bis shrewdness to his Uncle who would value him All the More or his skill. A she could and without thinking How Osteal Thunder and Rob him of the pleasure of malting the stunning revelations when the Market Price of chickens was seventeen Centa he boasted of bargains at twelve but made Simon s Olfato Ries were so keen that he would Ynve been willing to dispose of the smell the fowls had for less than seven cents a Pound Uncle Simon was obliged to Start for Philadelphia on the afternoon of o clock train from Boston. Joseph and Bis wife invited a till three o clock. He kept hitching no closer to the fire arid finally declared that half Frozen. Joseph Pat on More Coal but he might As Well have put on the same Quantity of paving stones for the Eoa was three parts slate to one part combustible matter. Finally the visitor was so Chilly that he got up and paced the room to warm no Bis blood. Somehow the million and a half of Moth Worms carpet bad been particularly and Vatrious in seeking their natural element. A squad of them had nearly reached the surface a chair leg had edged its Way through and made an ugly Hole in which Uncle Simon in his vigorous walk thrust one of his toes which unfortunately tripped him up. Joseph politely attempted to raise him. But he might As Well have attempted to raise the Mastodon when in full flesh. Uncle Simon Rose not being a member of the Church he uttered certain expletives which Are Only proper for rebel officers and members of Congress. He wag what in the new England vernacular would be called being slightly injured by his fall he sought the Relief of a sitting posture. Angry men Are Hasty and Uncle Simon being angry threw Krna Elf bust by and heavily into a chair., the two fifties were not calculated to the weight of two Hundred and Twenty six and a Quarter pounds multiplied into the Velo City with which the angry fat Man threw himself into the chair. 11 squelched out like a Rotten Pine before a Torando and Uncle Simon was floored again. I am sorry to say that More profane ejaculations escaped Bis lips accompanied with some severe strictures on cheap which were not All soothing to the consciences of or. And mrs. Joseph however Uncle Simon who was not badly damaged by his Falls became Good natured As the hour for Bis departure Drew near. He was to leave at four in the omnibus and when the Marble clock up the Mantle indicated ten minutes of that boar he started for the office attended by Bis nephews and their wives. On their arrival at the starting place of the stage they were astonished to learn that the omnibus bad been gone Quarter of an hour. Alfred called out Bis watch so to lid Uncle Simon and nil the editor of the Milwaukee Wittum. Writes to that paper from St. Orosi i have been profoundly interested studying the history of Gen. Grant resident of this City end county. Sre Yea ago Gen. Grant occupied a Little tips South West of St. Louis whence he wot i the habit of cutting the Wood and it to Selling it in the Markt there. Many of Bis Wood or calling to mind that they bad a Cord t Wood delivered in person by Geri. When be came into Ibe Wood Market b was usually dressed in aft old Felt fat we a Blouse coot and Bis Panto tucked in

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