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NEW BLOOMFIELD, PENN'A.
Tuesday, January 4, 1870.
To Our Readers.
Our effort to furnish a family newspa.
per which should be independent upon
political subjects, has met with such good
success, that we feel warranted in iucrcas
ing the size of our paper without making
any chango in the price. We have ad
ded to our list of subscribers very many
new names and hope to add still more ;
therefore it may not be out of place to
here state what course we intend to pur
sue throughout this volume.
Uy an independent paper, we do not
mean a neutral one ; for while we shall
not advocate the interests of any party,
re shall claim and exercise the right to
support every measure which we think
calculated to promote the public good,
or to criticize the acts of men iu official
positions regardless of party favor. In
each number we will give a full report of
local and miscellaneous news, and the
market price currcut. The remainder of
our space we shall endeavor to fill with
stories, anecdotes, agricultural intelli
gence, and such a variety of interesting
reading matter, that its visits will be
anxiously looked for by every reader.
All who feel disposed to aid in support
ing a paper of this kind, arc requested
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placed upon our subscription list.
Reduction of the Debt.
The following figures are from the
Tribune, showing the headlong speed
with which the country is forced to liq
uidate its immense debt :
Induction from March 1, Vffl 171,902.523,00
Reduction per month 7,989,201,00
Koduction per week 1,843,680,00
Reduction per day 202,421,63
deduction per hour 10.U34.23
deduction per minute 182,23
deduction per second 3,04
This at first sight seems all very well,
but is there not such a thing as paying
too fast for the good of the country ? It
scorns to us that too much haste to pay
the public debt may be of great damage
to the business interests of the country,
nd in the end, actually retard rather
than hasten that desirable object.
Sinck the issue of our last paper an
other prominent man has been removed
by the hand of death. On the 28th ult.,
Kdwin M. Stanton died quite suddenly at
his residence in Washington. The news
f kis death following so close upon the
news of his appointment and confirmation
as one of the judges of the supreme court
look the country by surprise.
The death of no public man, since the
murder of President Lincoln, has called
fortli to ;eiieral an expression of regret
i'or the loss, and sympathy for the family
of the deceased.
During the two past weeks Gold has
been quite steady ul about 120, varying
only a trifle. There have been Beveral
htroug attempts to rauie the premium but
without success. The fact in that tlys
large amount of gold in tLa Sub-Treasury
over the want of the Treasurer for
puymerit of interest, and the "decreased
demand owing to the auill importation
of Foreign goods, coupled witii the fact
that the amount of Cotton for -exportation
the comiug seasou will be very large,
leuders it very probable that the premium
will fall still further. Many, even pre
dict that 115 will be the quotation beCme
jiett March. ' .
A singular accident and one that
Caused the gr :alest excitement in the quiet
town of Winchester, Mass., occurrcdjre
cently. A malt named Wing has been em
ployed a few days past in repairing or re
building a well upon the premises of Mr.
Cameron. Monday he was at work
about thirty feet below tho surfaco.at the
bottom of tho well, laying brick, with
which the well was to bo built. He is a
man weighing over two hundred pounds,
of large frame.
He was standing in the water and sand
at the bottom, and insensibly to himself,
gradually sank nutil he discovered that
his feet and legs, nearly to tho knee,
wc;e embedded in quicksand. Jlcinade
repeated attempts to move, but found that
ho stuck fast. Those at work at the
mouth of the well were informed of the
fact, and the rope was fastened about him,
and an attempt made to pull hiui out by
the aid of a windlass at the top. They
were unable to move him nt all, and
the pain to him was so acute that
they were compelled to desist. Ropes
were then arranged so that he should
not sink any deeper, and attempts were
made to dig him out. The well being small
and Mr. Wing very large, no one could
get inside the brick work to assist him,
and he had been compelled to do all
the digging himself with pails or cups,
passing them as he filled them to some
The sand constantly filled in as he dug
it out, and in this condition he remained
all the night. Refreshments and stim
ulants were sent down to him, and he
was alive nud in as good spirits next morn
ing as a man could bo expected to be
under fiuch circumstances. A colored
mau worked in the well eight hours
Monday night, assisting the unfortunate
man to extricate himself. At ubout
three o'clock the fire bells of the town
were rung, and in that way a relief was
obtained for the men during the night.
The first train to Roston bore a gentle
man in quest of some professional miners,
who might possibly suggest some quick
method of release. On their arrival at
the scene of operation, these gentlemen
immediately ordered some piles to be
driven ubout him, in order that the
adhesive and contracting properties of
the sediment might meet with some
resistance. This was partially accom
plished, when it was found that one leg of
Mr. Wing was getting loose, and after
some boring with long augurs, and a
constant pulling upward of the entire body
by means of the windlass above, the limb
was cleared, amid much cheering from
the crowd who surrounded tho well at
the imminent risk not only of meeting
a fate similar to that of the man whom
they were endeavoring to rescue, but
also of breaking their necks.
This was at eleven o'clock. The wood
driven into the clay so relieved tho press
ure upon Mr. Wing's body that one
hour and a half later ho was pulled up
and placed on terra firma, though in a
very exhausted condition.
He was instantly conveyed to Mr. Cam
eron's house, and Dr. Windsor and Mr.
Cameron endeavored to restore the be
numbed limbs. Fortunately the well
water, though intensely cold, had not
the slightest particle of frost in it, else very
serious consequences would have follow
ed even a short confinement. He is
now doing well, and tho physicians od-
prehend no serious injury from his in-;
carceration of twenty-one aud a half
A Man Shot Dead by a Woman.
At Irouton, ou tho evening of the 21st
ult., a young man, named Pres Raker,
charged with wronging Elizabeth MeQuig,
was shot and killed by her. Immediately
after the shooting she gave herself up to
Esquire Mathews, ller brother, John
MeQuig, was also arrested, charged with
the same crime. Roth were committed
to jail. The girl's story is, that she wait
ed for him to make her the only repara
tion in his power, which he has refused
doing. Hearing it rumored that ho was
going to be married, she determined to
compel him to do her justice. Her
brother and herself met him; she asked
him what he inteuded doing; ho replied
"Nothing." She then told hiui he must
go with her aud marry her at once. On
his refusal to do so, she fired two shots,
one taking effect iu his breast. Ho lived
long enough to say to his father that it
was the brother John who shot him. The
girl persists that it was she, and that she
alone ought to culler. Publio feeling is di
vided as to tho justice of the killing, and
nothing can be said until all the facts are
brought out iu the trial. Cmdnnati
Remarkable Mscovery of Murder.
At tho December term of court in
Nodawily Co., Mo., Solomon McAlpino
was tried for the murder of John Calli
cott, tho deed being committed over two
years ago, and having only recently been
discovered iu quite u singular manner :
In August, 1800, theso two young
mou left Hollyville, Iowa, to come to
St Joseph to buy apples, expecting to
load their wagon here and return to Iowa
to sell their fruit. Not long after some
few days, we believe McAlpine return
ed to Hollyville, told some plausible story
about his partner having made other ar
rangements and gonj ou to St Joseph,
and for some time no f urther notice
was taken of the matter. The continued
absence of Callicot, and the fact that
nothiug was heard from him' finally
induced the arrest of McAlp iue : but on
his examination nothing was elicited
criminating him, and ho was discharged.
A lung search for Callicot proved una
vailing and for eighteen mouths a pro
found mystery enveloped the case.
In March, 18(38, a party of railroad engi.
ncers, surveyiugthe route of the Missouri.
Valley Railroad, some six miles north
cast of Maryville, found the skeleton of a
man. An investigation aroused the sus
picion that it was the remains of Callicott
The authorities iti Iowa were written
to, and witnesses were brought down.
The mother of Callicott recognized a bony
protuberance on tho chin of the skeleton;
also, the absence of a tooth drawn on
the day he started on his fatal trip, nud
his mother preserved the tooth. It fitted
the jaw of the skeleton, and a dentist
testified it hud been drawn from the
orifice. Fieccs of u blue coat and several
peculiar buttons were found near the
skeleton. These were recognized as resem
bling parts of Callicott 's dress when he
left home. There were three bullet
holes iu the skull.
The identification was so complete that
McAlpiuewas rearrested; and after sever
al continuances the case came to trial last
Monday, and resulted in the conviction
of the prisoner. The J udge instructed
the jury that any facts or want of proof
mitigating the crime lroui murder in the
first degree need not restrain their ren
dering a verdict of murder in the second
degree, or man slaughter. Tho jury,
after due deliberation brought in a ver
dict of murder in the second degree.
A Petrified Body.
While removing the bodies from the
old to the new cemetery, south of Sag
inaw City, tho men engaged in the tusk
of disinterring came across a petrified
body. It was that of a female, and the
inscription on tho headstone was Mary,
wife of J. Maiden, died April 21, 16G0,
aged eighty years, one mouth ami one
day.' The workmen, iu digging the
grave, struck the coffin, which was par
tially decayed. The surrounding soil
was dark, gravelly and friable. The- box
was lifted to the surface when its ;:roat
weight was noticed. One of the work
men claimed that it emitted a sfc'nch,
which failed to effect 'the other. A
shovel was inserted in the box, when
it struck something hard a hard sub
substance. On opening the coffin a human fom
was discovered; tho face which was hVst
examined, was covered with a very dark
brown mould. When this was remove I
it left a surfaco smooth and whiter tluui
Tho body was struck with a ham
mer, producing a hollow metallic sound.
To lift it required the strength of sev
eral men. Mary Maiden, of whom this
petrified body is tho remains, was well
known in Saginaw City, teu or twelve
A .Snake Story.
Tho Ironton (Ohio) Register vouches
for the truth of the following incident :
Levi Henry recently shot aud killed a
black snake fivo feet long on the hills
back of town. Observing an enlarged
appearance about the centre of tho body,
ho concluded that the snake had swal
lowed something, which was yet undigest
ed, so he ciij, the reptile open to ascertain
tho nature of the object. This fact' re
vealed no less than one of those false,
china eggs, just tho size of an ordinary
hen's egg. The philosophy of the thing
is, that the snake had been robbing hen's
nests and finding this in one, did not dis
cover the true nature of the iuviting viand
until it was everlastingly too late. The
reptile hud probably swallowed tho china
egg some time ago, as the teusioned part
of the body was hard and white. Tho
egg resting so heavily upon the creature's
stomach, was probably what prevented
it from entering on the winter's doze.
THE CAItltlEU'S ADDRESS,
to ma rATuoxsor
THE BLQOMFIEU) TIMES
-XTK WOI5THY Patrons of the Bloom-
1 fie.Ul Timet:
The Carrier Boy, with inartistic rhymes,
In unpretending verse, brings you li is cheer,
And kindest wishes for the glad new year !
And though the measure and the rhyme
Suggestive, too, of "poetry gone mad,"
Yet the sentiments expressed, ho hopes
A willing welcome in the liberal mind ;
To the illiberal ho need only say :
"Tis Iuh firtt effort that he brings to-day'
Minerva bounded into life, 'tis said,
Full grown and aimed from great Jove's
regal head ;
And Venus, as wo find in classic tome,
Came to the light full formed from ocean's
15ut neither gods nor men, nor great nor
Are born, to-day, as men or gods at all,
And Topsy hit it, and expressed the mode
Of all exif-.tenco when she said she 'grotccd.'
And thus, dear ciitie, look for Milton's page
Among tho poets of like skill and age.
As for your carrier his fondest dream
Aspires not to the language nor the theme
Of those beyond his years ; ho hopes he
Please you much better in some future day.
Tho Timet he brought you, each rccuVring
And of the Times he now; desires to speak.
Started as an enterprise, with fear
That at the closing of the current year
The balance sheet would show a loss so
As to determine speedily its fate ;
Without the patronage and party aid
To party papers liberally paid ;
A lilerary journal, with but few
Advertisements affording revenue ;
Tho first year pasted, its patrons still in
creased, Nor left, its success doubtful in the least :
And still, like Topsy, it more vigorous grew,
As it approached the end of volume two !
And volume our will be enlarged in size
To prove tho permanence of the enterprise !
So in the coming years as in the last,
I'll bring you week by week a rich repast
Gathered from far and near, and all de
signed To entertain and educate the mind.
And here in passing, I may also tell
That job work can be executed well
At the office of the Timet ; so well indeed
That to be very brief I only need
Call your attention to the well known fact
That, " to keep vp with the Times," is now
Most striven for in truth, is the condition,
Which fully satisfies most men's ambition.
But now a few words of the times at large,
And here I feel that I but need take charge
Of only few quito recent things : so well
Did every issue of our paper toll,
What in tho world at largo had then trans
pired, Aud furnished all the news could bo re
quired, (And some of you, you know right well,
No other paper kept you so well posted,)
That 'tis only what has happened tinte my
Which in its weekly columns can't be
And first the saddest thing I ever said
The great war secretary Stanton'' t dead !
The man to whom this nation, doubtless
Much more than history will e'er disclose,
lie who conceived, and organized, and
The means and men, which under Grant's
'3rought victory and peace, and saved our
Stanton ! immortal name ! while time en
dures A rescued nation's gratitude is yours !
The next event, which I need merely men
tion, Is the Papist's Ecumenical convention,
Called to meet at Koine, and there decree
Poriiaps the Pope's infallibility ;
But what they've done, or what they yet
I knew not to communicate to you.
But tiiore's a council now much nearer
Than tho Ecumenical which sits at Rome ;
A literary council called and met
Within our Court House, and in reunion
Our Superintendent, and his Cabinet.
Their object, to improve our common-schools
And furnish teachers with a set of Rules
How best to educate the youthful mind
How much and many, may bo well com
bined, But, Patrons, liko tho year, I too must end.
My kindest wishes I do herewith send,
To all of you who at a distance live ;
Tho rest I personally ask to give
A dime, a quarter, even larger still
Unto wiost truly your' tho Carrier
Miscellaneous News Items.
tW Mariposa, California, is excited at
tho marriage of a girl of 12 to a man of 45.
tW A railway train was struck by an ava
laneho on Mount Cenis and thrown over a
63?" A Pair of twins were recently born
on a railroad train. Their mother raid it al
ways did niako her siek to ride in the cars.
tW A negro girl, 14 years of age, is un
der arrest in Salisbury, Md., charged with
killing an infant intrusted to her care, by
giving it Kerosene oil in its milk.
62T A man in Concord, N. II., became
insane 011 being toid by his counsel that his
wife would probably succeed in her appli
cation for a divorce.
tSTTho wifo of a respectable citizen uf
Altonn, 111., was recently detected stealing
apples from tho cellar of a neighbor. She
was dressed in male nprarel when caught.
tST Burglars entered the Lumbcrmans'
Savings Bank, in Bangor, Me., on Sunday
night, but got nothing, the safe resisting
,all their cliorts.
CSTMrs. Myra Clark Gaines has returned
to New Orleans aimed with new weapon
and supplied with abundant ainmuitiou to
resume hostilities against her adversaries in .
her celebrated suits.
63?" Alonzo Sharp, a convict in the jail
at Columbus, Ohio, took the smallpox and
was sent to tho pest house. He escaped
thorcfiom,and now none of the (fliccrs frecm
inclined to look very sharp after this Sharp.
63?" On Sunday envening, tho 20th ult.,
Eastern California and Nevada were visited
by the heaviest earthquake ever experi
enced in that section, it was felt over a
large extent of country.
63?" David Joseph, Cincinnati merchant,
lias been arrested and taken to New York,
charged with obtaining $00, 000 worth of
dry goods from Clalliu & Co.. of the latter
city, by means of false representations.
ST A young man, named Case, playing
with a carbine at New ton, Iowa, onthel'Jtb.
ult., shot two boys. The ball entering the
brain of one, killing him instantly, and into
bowels of an elder brother standing by, who
died soon after.
CJT' Two well-dressed young men entered
a jewelry store in Fourth avenue, New York,
on Chrismas eve, asked to see some rings
suitable for presents, and upon being shown
a tray containing about two hundred and
fifty dollars worth, knocked the storekeeper
insensible and made oil' with the rings.
63?" Martin McGuire, awaiting trial for
the murder of his wife, last summer, hung
himself in the jail at Ilar.ford last week.
He was to be tried this week. He left a
letter, making requests about the disposU
tion of his property and the care of his
63?" Tipton (Ind.) young ladies have set
their faces against young men who ,use to
bacco, play billiards, euchre or poker, in
dulge in profane language, lager beer, whis
key or late hours.
Though we don't do any of theso things,
we would not object to them set their faces
against ours, if they come one at a time.
EST" Mr. George Mountjoy, one of the
notorious Whiskey Ring, who has long
been known to have been engaged in de
frauding the revenue, was, last week, in
the United States District Court, sentenced
by Judge Cadwalader, to imprisonment for
two years, and to pay a fine of three thou
sand dollars. In default of payment of
this sum ho is to receive an additional year
in the penitentiary.
35?" A stevedore named Robert Budd,
while in a tit of temporary insanity, caused
by the excessive use of liquor, entered an
oftiooin Galveston, Texas, on the 18ih ult.,
and said, "I am going to kill myself." One
of the attendants, supposing it was a joke,
replied, "Wpll, go out of doors don't
inako a dirt in her." Ho answered, "No,
I'll do it here," and suiting tho action tit
tho word, sat down, placed the muzzle of a
pistol to his mouth, and killed himself in
stantly. 63?" A Christmas party of dancers, num
bering about 200, nt Greene, R. I., were
precipitated from the second lloor to the
cellar by -tho floor giving away, tho force
being so great that tho first lloor gave way
also. Several coal oil lamps went dowu
with them, but-were fortunately extin
guished by the fall, Tho most remarka
ble part of the occurrence is that no per
son was killed, and only three or'f'onr bad
ly injured. Nearly half an hour passed
before tho persons were all got from the
63?" The lawyers, at least a select few of
them, aro just now going into ecstacies over
a case which promises them a mint of
money. In 1804, one Peter Calyer died at
Grcenpoint, and left a life interest in his
farm to two of his sons, Peter and Jacobus.
Tho property consists of over a hundred
acres, which extends from Oakland street to
the East river.and is now covered with most
elegant residences. It seems that part of
tho property was disposed of by the Calyer
sons and their children, without authorit y
to sell, and now one of tho sous brings u
suit against the present holders for dama
ges, and compensation for tho use of tho
land since they have built upon ft. It is
said that the water front alono is worth
over three million dollars.