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NEW BLOOMFIELD, PENN'A.
Tuesday, March S, 1870.
The nomination of Judge Strong, as
Judge of the Supreme Court lias been
onfirmed by the Senate.
Out of 544 cases brought before the
Superior Court of Maine in eix terms,
only 09 went to a jury. That is, the peo
ple preferred the decision of a judge in
The statement of the condition of the
National Finances for the lstinst., shows
a further redaction of the debt during
the past month of nearly six and a half
millions. This makes a total reduction
ince March 1, 1869, of $37,124,782.84.
Senator Lowky has been paying his
respects to George Bergncr, of Harris
burg, in a manner more forcible than ele
gant. This is done in a letter to the
Philadelphia Telegraph, which the Sen
ator promises is only one of many that
are to follow, and in which he calls his
friend Bergner some hard names, and
promises to make some rich developments.
Go in gentlemen, outsiders will be glad to
have the secrets of the ring exposed by
those who are so well posted.
More resignations to save expulsion
have been made by congressmen charged
with selling their nominations to uaval
and military academics.
The committee appointed by the House to
investigate the subject had found evidence
so strong against J. S. Golloday of Ken
tucky, and John T. Dewes.se of North
Carolina, that, both those members con
fessed judgment by resigning, thereby
saving the disgrace of expulsion. Evi
nce against other members is accumula
ting, and may result in more being found
guilty of the practice. We have no doubt
that had the committee the right to ex
amine the record of ex-members, they
would find that this manner of securing
oadetships had been in vogue for some
years. Wo are glad to see that political
bias has apparently no influence in this
investigation as in the above coses both
parties are implicated ; the member from
Kentucky being a Democrat, while the
one from North Carolina is a Republican
In the latter case, the House unanimous
ly passed a vote of censure similar to the
one passed on Whittimore.
Important information to those own
ing unpatented lands will be found in the
following article which is furnished by
a. H. Galbraith, Esq., County Surveyor
" A considerable number of liens havi
been entered utrainst lands surveved nr
ou and covering tracts taken up and pat
ented on otner warrants.
A recent act of assembly provides
remedy for cases of this kind. " The
act of 8th April. 1809. restrains the At
torncy General from proceeding to collect
ihv ft suit, in tia mttrta rf lYnml.ln Pn
the lions under the act of 2Uth May
1864, for one year from the date whiel
the "countv land lien docket nr fr.
warded to the counties respectfully.
x no county iana lien docket was forward-
i . w ...
ea to rerry co., on the mh of August,
18G9. Consequently a suit may be brought
any time after 12th August, 1870. "It
is not thought that it would be to the best
interest of either the State or debtor to ex
tend the time thus limited for it
would induce procrastinatination and ex
uite hopes that still further extention of
time or easier terms would be offered."
Many persons holding lands of this de
scription are under the impression that
twenty-one years peaceable possession has
divested the state of its right in the land.
They do not appear to be aware of the
fact, tlvat mere occupation or possession of
vacant lands give no title whatever against
the State, and that the exercise of own
ership in such cases docs not raise the
presumption of grant, nor doe any ta
tute of imitation run against lhe Com
monnxaiih. It is due to all paarties con
cerned Unit this very prevalent and ero
nious impression should be corrected."
' The preparation of these lien dock
ets it is believed has been the first practi
cal step in the direction of closing up
the accounts due on lands, and whilst the
acts on which they are based, have in
duced perhups one sixth of those owu
ing unpatented lands on which surveys
had beeu returned at the "date of the
passage of the act of 20th May, 18C4, to
take out patents the full force and effect
of the. law will be mure apparent tchen
the one year's ttay from the date if
forwarding each county docket shall
This appears to be a strong intimation
that the money due the commonwealth
will be promptly collected as soon as pos
sible, after the expiration of the stay on
tne JZtn or August, 187U.
The Franking Prlrikge.
The Hon. Henry A. Reeves, of New
York in an address to his constituents
explaining hU vote against the abolition
of the " Franking Privilege,,' makes the
" It was not expected or desired by the
majority that the bill should become a law
iu the shape in which it passed the House
of Representatives, but the object was to
win popular applause lor a seeming compli
ance with a manufactured popular senti
ment, and then to cast the responsibility of a
subsequent modification or defeat upon the
Senate. Had there been an honest inten
tion to effect a genuine, substantial reform
of existing abuses, which was all that the
people really asked for, it would have been
easy for the House committee to draft a
reasonable and proper bill to that end ; but
oy permitting sucli a bill as they did report
to be rushed through without deliberation or
amendment, it was apparent that the vote
in the House had no further significance
than as a mere tub to the whale.
And as to the free circulation of newspa
pers and periodicals in the counties whero
published, and their free interchange with
each other, I confidently assume that not
one in one hundred of my constituents
wiio signed tnese petitions lor the abolition
of the franking privilege dreamed of asking
us to revolutionize a principle and a prac
tice which are almost coeval with the Gov
ernment and are rooted in the very nature
of free institutions. It has beon, it is, an
American policy always and in all feasiblo
ways to encourage the dissemination of in
telligence among tho people. In the per
formance of this vital function the local
county press those wide-spreading roots
of the modern tree of knowledge, which
gather up facts from an infinitude of sour
ces, and return to the soil in which they
grow, the elaborated elements of the world's
mental growth have been, are,, and ever
must bo an all-important part. The direct
ctlcct ot compelling subscribers for these
papers to pay postage on them is to add so
much to their cost, and thereby to cripple
their usefulness by multiplying the dillicul-
ties under winch they now labor.
Although it is uuiversally believed that
this privilege is much abused and that
there is need of a very great reform, tho
sweeping bill passed by tho House, was
neither asked for, or expected by tho pub
lie, and the ideas expressed in the above
extract will meet with general approval
Special Corresjwndence of Tub Times.
IIarkibburo, March 5, 1870.
It is said history repeats itself and if
this be true, thorn linn honn nrrwliinml
during the present week, a most ludicrous
example of repetition. The farcical com
mittee of the Senate, known as the Fi
nance Committee of that body, has been
outflanked and outwitted by one of its iu
tended victims. After torturing Maokey
tho present State Treasurer, most nmnpr
cifully, and to the heart's content of every
member of the Committee, they brought
Gen. Irwin before them, who was expect
ed to undergo the same ordeal, as patent
ly as Mr. Mackey had done. No doubt
some of the members said within them
selves of Irwin as did tho old Philistines
of Sampson, send for him that hn mv
mako sport for us, and lo! he did amuso
tltni.. l. : . - i t l
feuuni iiiuiu tliuil WICV UUblUiUaiOJ. JL Wltin
it distinctly understood, that I am not
tho apologist for anv nartv crnnnnfcnd w
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the .treasury at present, or in tho past,
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any official crin.e I hope to sea the offen
crs brought to justice speedily. The
Houso ha finally concluded its labors on
the general appropriation bill of the sos
sion. It contains nothing of spsciul in
torest to your readers. It is bolievod to
be as near correct as it was possible to
make it. Little time was devoted to the
consideration of anything outside the ap
propriation bill in tho House, during the
present week. The "Border Raid Bill"
and the Liccnso question remain for fu
ture discussion in that body. In the Sen
ate but littlo lias transpired of interest.
The supplement to au act exempting Sew
ing Machines owned by scumstresses, trom
levy and sale for debt, has passed, making
the law general, thus exempting also the
machines used by families. 1 he Senator
from your district Mclntiro voted
against this supplement. What is known
here as the Gamblers mil has passed, it
provides ior the summary arrest of any
person found engaged in gambling or the
selling of lottery tickets, by any legal
officer without the process ot a warrant.
The Judiciary Committee reported ad
versely to the bill for the establishment
of an Insurance Bureau in the State.
Both Houses adjourned yesterday. It is
presumed the final adjournment will be
deferred until April 1st. Bovee the
champion advocate for the abolition of
the death penalty, delivered an address
on that subject last Wednesday evening,
in the Hall of the House. He had a full
Sinking of tho U. S. Steam Corerettc,
Zerrlble Loss of Life.
Accounts from Yokohama, via tho way
of San Francisco, gives the following par
ticulars of the sinking ot the Oneu.a by
The most terrible accident and horrible
exhibition of inhumanity known in the
5ast occurred about twenty miles down
the coast, at half-past six o'clock on the
evening of January 24. The United
States steamer Oneida, home-ward bound,
collided with the British Peninsular uud
Oriental iron mail steamer Bombay,
Captain Arthur Wellcsly Eyre.
The Bombay, struck the Oneida on
her starboard quarter, carrying away her
poop-deck, cutting ou her whole stem,
and running one of her timbers entirely
through the bows of the Bmbny at the
line. Three times the Oned.'a hailed tho
Bombag with " Ship ahoy ; stand by
you've cut us down I" blew her whistle
and fired her guns, all of which the
oflicers of the Bombay say they did not
hear, though the guns were distinctly
heard at this port, twenty miles away.
The Oneida went down stern foremost, in
about twenty fathoms of water, with
twenty officers and over oue hundred men.
1 he Captain ot the Bombay did not
stop to relieve those on board, nor did he,
on his arrival here, report the accident
or inform tne autnorities. me nrst
known of the affair was the nextmornin
when Dr. Suddards, the Surgeon, with
fifteen of the crew, arrived on foot.
But two cutters were available, and
the oflicers, almost to a man, refused to
take them while a man remained on
Discipline was complete to the last,
The sick .were all being put in the boats,
the officers remaining at their posts until
the ship went down.
Had tho Bombay sent her boats to
the assistance of tho Oneida, all or near
ly all could have been saved. The feeliug
of indignation towards Captain Eyre is
terrible. None but his Company and
few of his countrymen attempt to uphold
The following additional facts, devel
oped by the investigation, show that there
is a terrible responsibility somewhere else
besides with tho Bombay, lhe Oneida
in a late typhoon, lost all but three of her
small boats, and one ot theso was cut in
two by tho collison, leaving but two boats
to save 179 men.
The last words of Captain Yv'illian.s
were, when Lieutenant Commander
Morldaner reported his vessel sinking :
" I knew it, but what can I do. I asked
for more boats and they were not allowed
me." Thus, through tho negligence of
someone and the inhumanity of the officers
ot the Bombay, a battlo-scarred and be
roie ship has been sunk, and as brave a
crew as ever stood between her flag and
and her enemies have been lost to their
friends and to their country.
The Bombay was immediately ordered
to the scene of tho wreck and succeeded
in saving thirty-nine men, who had got
into the cutter, which floated, when the
ship went down, and several other vessels
one with minister Dclong on board, pro
ceeded to the scene of the disaster during
the day, but no more lives werof saved.
t2FNine men were Instantly killed, and
twenty others badly wounded, by an ex
plosion on the 28th ult., in the Lackawanna
Iron and Coal Company's rolling mill, at
On the (ith of last August, a man who
ve his niaiiie as K. L. Davis, purchased
draft at the First National Bank of
Jianapolis made out lor the sum of
2. Some time duriui; tho las month
the draft was returned to the bank at
diauapttiU by a bank at Baltimore, Aid..
the amount CHllcil tor on it having been
raised to !MH). The fi.rirerv in the
rasure of the figures on the iace and the
written amount on the back, and substi
tuting of the raised sum, was so neatly
executed as at first to deceive the officers
the rust National , and it was only by
reference to their books, folloaeii bv a
most rigid examination of the draft, that
the forgery was made clearly apparent.
The Baltimore Bank advanced the full
amount, $'.KiU0, on the draft, and are out
JJ-U!5 by the transaction.
One of the many advantage of Oak
Hall is its mitral ioxtiin. It is easily
accessible trom all parts ol the city, and
from ull the Depots and Boat-landings.
and all the city Railways by means of
exchaugo tickets, carry pas'seiigcN right
to its doom, J.venl child, a stranger in
lhe city, can easily find Wunauiaker &
l.iowu s, uik! no one can miss it.
Miscellaneous News Items.
K38 Tho peach trees in Georgia are in
full bloom, and a not very severe frost
votild be l.Ual to the crop.
CSS1" A decision has been rendced by tho
Supieinn Court in the Farragut bounty and
prise money ca.es.
2?" Thero is much excitement in Lara
mie City, W yoining, over the drawing of
eleven ladies as jurors.
The suspension among the coal mines in
the Bcranton and Wilkeska-re districts still
continues and tin-catena to become general
throughout tho Slate.
T Surrogate Hutchings has decided in
favor of tho validity of the will of Charles
Fox, bequeathing $;i()0,000 of real and per
sonal estate to the United states. .Notice
was given by the counsel of the next of kin
of his intention to contest the matter in the
K3T In a divorce case at Detroit the other
day, Judge Patchiu decided that a farm
should be squally divided between the
scwred couple, ou the ground that the
woman, by her hard work had done as
much as the man to acquire the property.
Good lor J udgo fatchin.
CST" Miss King, whose singular appear
ance after apparent death, we recorded last
week, has at last been buried after laying
fifteen days. The singular life like appear
ance was maintained to the last, and at the
time of her burial there was no evidenco
ZW A band of horse thieves, with rami
fications extending through Kentucky,
Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia,
has been discovered in Rutherford county,
North Carolina, one of tho thieves having
been caught in that county and made con
tW Tho body of John Dean, one of the
party of four roughs who rescued a thief
from I'oiieenian .aicwamara, tnreo weens
nro, has been found in a dock with a pistol
ball in his head. It is supposed ho was
shot by tho otlicer, who fired three shots
when the attack was made upon him, and
that having expired in tho hands of his
friends while beiug dragged away, they
thrt w the body into the dock.
A revolt took place on tho 15th ult.,
at Ward's Island among tho emigrants.
Much dissatisfaction has existed among the
inmates on account of tho work required of
them and the food furnished. A crowd of
about 200 in number gathered about the
Bupenntendant's office : but Mr. Wells with
his attendants kept thcin at bay with
loaded revolvers and clubs until a posse of
police arrived and tho rioters were shipped
in boats to tne city. 1 no Uoinmissioners
of immigration, it is expected, will invest!
gate the matter.
The Dye works at Neponser, Mass., were
destroyed by fire on the 2d inst, 5 women
employed there were burned to death, bein
unable to escape.
Their names, as far as has been ascer
tained, are Mif. Kamfl, Mrs. Martin, Mrs,
Henley, Mrs. Kennedy and two others,
names unknown, lwo more bodies are
still in the rums. The women were in an
attic, picking cotton, the only entrance to
which was through a small scuttle. The
fire caught from the furnace ou tho first
floor, and cut oil their escape.
tW A party of twenty-flvo masked men
surrounded the Sheriff's house at Harris
onburg, Louisiana, about ten o'clock on
Monday night, caused the Bheriif and
family to retire, entered the house and
killed Colonel Charles Jones and his eldest
The youngest son, who was in the house.
is supposed to have escaped by throwing
himself in the Ouchita river and swimming
across. The Joneses were in the custody
of the Sheriff, charged with the murder of
General Siddall a short time since on the
steamer at. Marvrt at- Jones' Landinir,
Ouchita river. Tho mnskod party are sup-
poscu to nave dccu menus oi muaau.
Jtegf We obtain the following informa
tion from private sources: On Saturday
evening Patrick Dougherty (who, four
wcck3 ago, in connection with another
man, committed an outrage at Yorktown').
together with three other persons, posted
nimselt on the side ot Jtazletoii road,
about a mile this side of Ilnzleton, and as
M Col loin and Vincent were driving
home, they were fired at, but not hit. In
a short time Charles Murray, county com
missioner and school director ot Carbon
county, and John Gill, of Yorktown, came
along in a sleigh, and were hailed, and
luniedmtely shots were fired. Murray
was found to be shot in the left side and
arm, and is now in a critical condition.
All four of the assassins were arrested.
Two of them have been bailed. Dough
erty and O'Donnell ore lodged in jail at
Hiitesoarrc. liar. Tel. uj the Zd init.
On the afternoon of the 25th ult..
train on the Mississippi Central Railroad,
consisting'of an engine, baggage and ex
press cars, and tour passenger cars, filled
with passengers, broke throuu-h u trontln
fifty feet high, instantly killing from ten
to niteen and wounding twenty or thirty.
The accident occurred two miles south of
Oxlord. An excursion train, containing
several hundred persons from Northern
cities, was halt au hour fate, and thus
happily escaped the catastrophe.
1 AIN-KILL E R .
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The Pain Killer Is, Dy universal consent, allowed
to have won for Itself a reputation unsurpassed In
the history of medicinal preparations, its instan
taneous effect in the entire eradication and extinc
tion of 1'alii, in all its various forms, incidental to
the human family, and the unsolicited written and
verbal testimony of the masses In Its favor, hav
been, and are, its own best advertisement.
For evidence in favor of the Pain Killer for
Ministers' Sore Throat or Bronchitis, read the fol-
Gents. The Pafn Killer has been a constant oe.
cupant of our house for over two years, and a por
tion of the time it has been the only medicine un
der our roof. Hardly ever do I have my children
complain of being sick, without having them ask
Iu the same sentence for Fain Killer.
For several years before I became acquainted
with the Fain Killer, I had suffered a great deal
from au affection Iu my throat, thought by some
physicians to be Bronchitis, by others to be what
Is called Ministers' Sore Throat. At one time il
was so severe that I was obliged to give up preach
ing. Within a few mouths after 1 had become ac
quainted with the Tain Killer, 1 had another attack
from that distressing complaint. 1 tried my new
found medicine, aiid, to my astonishment and de
light, it produced a wonderfully soothing effect.
In a short time I was wholly relieved. Since that
time I have had a number of attacks of tho samu
nature, and the Fain Killer has always afforded me
relief. About one year since, my wile became sub
ject to severe suffering from ltheumatism; our re
sort, as usual, was to the Faiu Killer, which would
always relieve her.
I have not time now to say morels I could with
a hearty good will, and always have done, In
praise of the Fain Killer. If this hastily written
letter, in commendation of Ferry Davis' valuable
medicine, will be of any service, you are at liberty
to do with It as you please.
Very truly yours,
Missionary of tlte A. B. Home Minsion Hociety.
March 8. lui
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