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NEW BLOOMFIELD, PENN'A.
Tuesday, July 5, 1870. .
Bask Ball is fa.it becoming a greater
evil than horse-racing. Many of th city
papqrs have recently been saying some
hard things about the effects of thegamo
' a3 at present managed on the young
men of the city. The same papers how
over give up one, and sometimes several
columns of their space reporting the de
tails of mati:h games, to the disgust of a
large majority of their readers, and there
by doing more to popularize the game,
than dozens of their editorials would do
An Exchange gives the following as an
incident that occurred during the annual
visits to the soldiers' graves, on decoration
day, : "A little Indiana girl on Decora
tion Day strewed flowers on the grave of a
Confederate. A 'little friend, reminding
her that it was a Kebel's grave, she
replied : 'Yes, I inow it; but my pa was
soldier, and died iu Libby Prison, aud
id buried down South. I so much hope
Home little girl there will strew flowers on
bis grave, that I thought I would bring
these and put them on the Rebels' graves.
May be some of tlweni have little girls at
iiome, you know.' "
Gould not some older persons learn a
valuable lesson from this child?
Candidates Foa Office the coming
ftll are as plenty as blackberries in July,
judging by the number of " announce
meats" in our exchanges. From the host
of applicants for office, there ought to be
a chance for good soloctious, by both par
ties. In these days a good nomination is of
much greater importance than formerly,
aa voters no longer so blindly follow the
dictates of party leaders, and a good
nomination is not unfrequently the only
means to secure success, in very many
The nominating conventions in Phila
delphia have set an example which we
trust will find no followers in any part of
the State, the proceedings being con
ducted amid rioting and 4isordor and a
portion of the ticket being such as only
a convention of that class would select.
The nomination of such candidates, will
result in many scratched tickets and per
haps bring defeat where a good selection
would have secured a victory.
Fire In Tittsburg.
A Pittsburg dispatch dated June 28,
jiayg, the most disastrous oil fire which
ever occurred in this city is now raging
near the Sharpsburg bridge in the Eigh
The Eolipse tank instantly exploded,
the burning oil running towards the river
and burning all the buildings, including
Dr. Tweedle's house, and setting fire to
the Sharpsburg bridge, which -was totally
At three P. M., during a terrible rain
storm in which houses were blown down
and trees uprooted, 20,000 barrels of oil
in a tank belonging to the Edidel Refin
ery, was struck by lightning. , Another
tank belonging to the Refinory, was
struck at the same time.
; Jlenry B, Foster, brother of the late
Stephen C, Foster, a clerk at the Eelipse
refinery, was burned to death, and Valen
tine Ilolley was injured but not fatally.
B A singular and nearly fatal acci
dent happened last week to one of the
iady teachers of the school in Norristown.
While attempting to push open a blind to
a window in the thjrd Btory it suddenly
gave way, precipitating her with great
force to the ground. Fortunately and
singularly too, the janitor of the building
happened jto be passing under the win
dow at that moment, so that she alighted
on his shoulder, greatly to his surprise,
and doing Wm considerable injury,
This however, broke the fall of tho ludy
and saved Iter from instant death. She
was however badly jnjured so that 6ho
lies in precarious ootidition.
A Terrille Explosion.
A few days since as a train of cars was
coming into the depot at Worcester, Mass.,
a terrible explosion of glycerine, which
was in the last car, took place. An eye
witness of the occurrence, gives the fol
lowing account of it:
" Just as tho train was stopping, tho
rear car suddenly became hidden from
view by a cloud of dust and smoke.
Immediately succeeding, there broke upon
the ear a sharp crash. The air was lull
of debris ; pieces of blazing muslin a
portion of the freight were thrown to
an incredible height, and, slowly falling,
alighted all ablaze, rods away, in the
open fields. Following the rear of the
explosion, fragments fell thick as hail
upon the lino of the road and the streets
surrounding, and when the cloud cleared
away the results were plainly visible.
The three last cars of the train were
blown to fragments, and only the fore
truck of the third remained. The train
stood at the time upon a grade or em
bankment, high above the level of the
street, so that only one-third, perhaps, of
the buildings alongside were above the
rails. The other side was open country.
For several rods the buildings were de
molished. Laths and plaster were blown
to tho winds as one would knock the ash
es from a cigar; partitians were blown
out, windows aud sashes splintered to
fragments, bed clothing torn from the
beds and flung into all sorts of places,
and ruin made of what were an instant
before secure and quiet homes.
Below the cars aud on the track itself
the rails were twisted from their places,
the ties were annihilated, and the axles
broken off and driven into the ground for
half their lengths. In all directions the
shattered and broken iron work told a
plain story of the fearful force that had
been so suddenly dovelopod. For rods
around, the conteuts of the cars were
scattered upon the track ; pieces of cotton
cloth, sides and scraps of leather, shoes,
furniture, stationery, littered the road.
The telegraph poles for soveral hundred
feet were blown to pieces, and the wires,
twisted into fantastic shapes, drooped
from such as remained standing. The
wheels of the cars were blown to frag
ments, and om of the pulls that play in
the ratchet of the brake was picked up
half a uiilo away. It went whizzing into
the kitchen of a housewife and struck
against the fireplace.
The platen of a large iron planing
machine in the New York Machine
Works was lifted clear of its bed by the
cCicussion. Children white about the
lips, and men and women with scared fa
ces ran hither and thither. One man
sick in bed with rheumatism, was blown
out of bed into an adjoining garden.
There is reason to believe that a terri
ble murder was recently committed, a
short distance from Warren, Ohio.
The parties murdered were Thomas
Cornells and wife, who lived near Kenton,
Hardin county, and having sold their
farm were moving to Erie county, Pa.
Mr. C. had with him about $7000. They
travelled iu a covered two-horse wagon,
sleeping in it at nights. They had a
daughter with them 14 years old, who
says she was awakened by a cry from her
mother that they wcje killling her father.
Her mother was then struck a blow and
spoke no more. The girl jumped out of
the back end of tho wagon and hid in the
woods. She followed the wagon to War
ren, but lost track of it. There is no
clue to the murderer, and the affair is as
yet a fearful mystery. The girl tells a
straightforward story, and there is not
any reasonable doubt of the reality of
the case. The murderers drove off the
team and wagon, and took the bodies
with them. The girl followed in tho di
rection in which she supposed the wagon
had gone, and turned up in a nearly
crazed and famished condition at Greeu
ville, Pa., on Sunday.
JJ A profuse and many times ex
cessively offensive discharge from the
nose, with " stopping up" of the nose at
times, impairment of the senna 0f smell
and tosAe, watering of weak eyps, impair
ed lueariug irregular appetite, occasional
nausea, pressure and pain over the eyes
and at times in the back of the head, oc
casional chilly sensations, oold feet, and a
feeling of lassitude and dubility are sym
toms which are common to catarrh, yet
all of them are not present in every case.
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A Dank Robbery.
On the 17th ult., the Merchants' Bank,
Louisville Ky., was robbed in a most dar
ing manner. Henry L. Pope, the cash
ier, was aloue in the bank when two men
entered, one of them placing a knife to
the throat of Pope, threatening him with
instant death if he uttered a word ; the
other taking a handkerchief saturated
with chloroform, threw it over his face
and threw a shawl over his head.
The robbers, as soon as the chloroform
had taken effect, carried Pope to a room
in the back part of the building and
locked him in. The robbers thcu pro
ceeded in a systematic manner with their
work iu cleaning out the bank. Sixty
thousand dollars in money was secured
and carried off, and twelve or thirteen
thousand left scattered all over the floor.
A clerk, returning at half past eight
o'clock, discovered the bank doors open
and called in two policemen, who hearing
groans from the rear of tho building,
discovered and released Pope from his
Mr. Pope was still unconscious, and it
was some time before he recovered from
the effect of the drug administered. The
same bank was robbed about thirty years
ago, wheu Mr. Banker, the bookkeeper,
was killed, aud Mr. Julian, the cashier,
severely wounded. Tho robber Dix was
discovered in that act, and blew his brains
out to prevent arrest. The police are on
the track of tho perpetrators of this
robbery, but so far have no clue to them.
A Wild Man or the Woods.
The people of Magnolia and Chatawa,
says a New Orleans journal of the 22d
inst., have had a sensation of their own
during tho past ten days. It did not
come in the shape of a base-ball match or
an attrocious murder, or of the accident
al poisoning of an eutire family, but sim
ply m the appearance of a wild negro.
The creature, judging from his actions,
must certainly be insane. When first
seen in the neighborhood he was observ
ed by a white man dear Magnolia, seated
upon a fallen tree, eating pine cones.
On being approached he ceased to eat,
threw himself on all fours, and began
scratching up the earth like a terrier on
the scent of a rat or vermin, until he
managed to get out of sight.
When next seen it was eight miles be
low, near the railroad station at Chatawa.
Every effort to get him to talk to any one,
even of his own color, failed, and on be
ing approached he fled away rapidly, un
til he was seen no more. He manifests
no savage or brutal qualities, but seems
to entertain an absolute dread of inter
course with human beings. He appear
ed to bo about twenty-five years of age,
well-built and healthy. His finger nails
have grown to an euormous length, re
sembling the claws of some wild feline
animal. It is believed that he was orig
inally a runaway, and that he has for
years lived in the woods and swamps and
is not aware of the emancipation of his
race. Some parties also believe that he
is identical with the wild man . described
in Harper' Weekly as having been seen
near Vicksburg a year or more ago.
g- We hope the following is true, as
it would be a pity to spoil so pretty a story
by calling it fiction :
" The western papers have a full ac
count of a young lady, brought up in
affluence, who from pure love to her fath
er, who had suddenly become poor, don
ned mule clothing, stained her hands and
face, and cut off the locks " which had
been tho pride aud admiration of numer
ous beaux," and meandered to tho oil
country. Her success was most astonish
ing. In a short time she had amassed a
considerable sum, retired to Cleveland,
provided a home for her agod sire, re
sumed the habiliments her sex, and, as
the author of this most interesting sketch
says, " With hands and feet enlarged by
toil, she passes in the promenade the
worthless butterflies of fashion with a
proud consciousness of her superior worth.'
A very nice story isn't it?
Wholesale Robbery From Freight Cars.
For several months past, quantities of
freight transported by tho Central rail
road have been abstracted from packages,
and the matter was plaocd in the hands of
detectives. On searching four houses in
West Albaey recently, at each were
found secreted large quantities of shoes,
boots rubber goods, dry goods, hats, caps,
furs, boxes of tohasco, Jadies' writing
A switohman named Stephen Mona
han, was arrested, and made a full con
fession, implicating other brakemon on
freight trains. These have escaped, but
will.,be pursued. Tho robberies, it is es
timated, amount to many thousands of
Terrible Child Murder.
In Berks county, on the 20th ult.,
near Boyerstown, a little child of Mr.
William Leedy, about a year old, had its
throat cut from ear to ear with a butcher
knife, by a girl about thirteen, named
Catharine llummell, employed in the
family as a uursc. The deed was perpe
trated while the family were out at work
in the hay field.
Tho girl at first charged the crime on
a switchman on the railroad, but circum
stances pointed almost conclusively to her
guilt, which, it is said, she afterwards
admitted. No motive is known, except
that she killed the child because it was
troublesome. After the murder she fled
to thewoods,and was not apprehended till
tho next morning, when the driver of the
Boyerstown stage picked her up near Ste
venville, and brought her to Reading,
wheu she was committed.
Miscellaneous News Items.
$W Eighteen hundred tons of ico were
sold in New York on Saturday.
EST" The census is expected to cost over
two and a quarter millions of dollars.
The cholera has been raging fearful
ly in British India,and the smell from some
of the rivers there is frightful.
tW On the 25th ult.,tho greater portion of
the village of Clifton Springs, N. Y., was
destroyed by lire.
t3TAn aged man, named Carl II. Mullen
shot himself in woodlawnJCemctery recent
ly, where he had gone to visit the grave
of his wife.
EST The fire at Mendota, 111., on Thurs
day, destroyed one and a half blocks. Loss,
$20,000; two-thirds of that amount was
covered by insurance.
H3T Tho drought has been severe
throughout Germany. Advices from all
quarters report crop prospects very dis
couraging. tW Tho Petersburg Index insists that
the harvest just secured in Virginia is the
most bountiful of all during the past ten
years. The crop reached maturity a week
ealier than usual.
dTSome workmen of a town in Hanover
amused themselves by stripping a tipsy
companion and fastening him in that con
dition to a tombstone. A few hours later
he was found there dead.
$W Harris Bailey, residing near Somer
villie in Tenn., poisoned himself and three
children on Saturday by giving them bed
bug poison, thinking it was whiskey. The
children all died. Bailey will probably re
tW On Wednesday last the engineer of a
train, when Hearing Platte River, saw a
band of three hundred Indians crossing the
track. Thinking they contemplated an
attack, he put on more steam and dashed
through them, killing thirteen.
E3PA terrible fight took place in Hollis,
Peoria co., 111., last week in which pistol,
knives, pitchforks, clubs &c, were used.
Mine persons were seriously and perhaps
fatally injured. The battle took place in a
harvest field, and had its origin in an old
tW A woman in Lake Village, N. II.,
recently gave the census enumerator her
age as 80 years, and insisted upon the truth
of her statement, when the officer expressed
surprise. Soon after the age of her young
est son was asked for, aud stated to bo
20, while, that of her eldest son was given
tW In tho Superior Court of Baltimore
city, before Judgo Dobbin, a suit by
Newton W. Seibert, and Elizabethans wife
against John Leeson, for assault, was tried.
The alleged assault, was tluitthe defendant
in February last, at the house of Seibort's
wife, seized and kissed Iter hand against
her will. The jury brought in a verdict
for the amount of $2000 iu favor of Mrs.
Seibert. We dont want any kisses at that
price. Editors cant indulgo in such luxu
ries. tW Recently a farmer named Ossmero,
residing in Greenlleld, Mich., attempted to
to rid his barn of numerous swallows' nests
under the eaves, for which purpose he
mounted a long ladder, but he had scarce
commenced the work of demolition before
he was attacked by tlw fierco little creatures
who made vigorous efljrts to dig out his
eyes, and as the farmer raised his hand to
tight off his tormentors, his support slipped
and fell, carrying him to the ground, the
fall breaking a rib and giving him smoe
severe bruises. The birds were roasters of
Its'" Pittsburg has been astonished by
the curious freaks of a gentleman who has
heretofore been one of its most temperate
and economical citizens. First he gave a
free lunch at a tavern to a large erowd, the
expense being about $75. Next he con
tracted for a splendid team for $750. Then
Hie hired four men to drive around with him
paying them $5 per day eauh. His next
step was to engage a band of music at $25
per night, to serenade him every evening.
Finally, he bought $75 worth of bouquets
and distributed them among the pretty
girls in the streets, and bought some dozens
of wine, saying ho was going to have a
grand celebration. Then his friends clap
ped him into the mad-house.
tW Mrs. Caroline Vreeland, who, it will
be remembered, has been confined in the
Toombs for attempting to take the life of
Roliert Schraedor with a kinife, attempted
at the Toombs to take her own life by a
similar means this morning. It was about
ten o'clock, and she was walking in the
prison yard walking and weeping for her
daughter Ada, who had just been sent to
the House of the Good Shcppard, when she
suddenly stopped, and drawing a knife
out of her pocket attempted to cut her
throat. The instrument did not prove
sharp enough for the purpose and she only
succeeded in making a slight scar. Sho
was about makins a more desperate effort
to end her existence when she was seized
3F A fellow under arrest for murder
in New York and while the coroners inquest
was in progress attacked a woman who
was testifying against him, with a chair
with the intention of killing her. The jury
found him guilty of the other murder and
he was committed for trial.
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