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NEW BL00MFIEI1), l'ENN'A.
'Tuasday, September 20, 1870.
'Philadelphia Merchants lire in ex
cellent spirits xrvcr the prospects of u
4500a fall trade. At the present time tnulc
innll blanches is better than it has been
thre at this time of year since 1805.
'The Political Campaign is now
fairly open. Already candidates of both
parties ure busily engaged in traveling
Ovor their districts, seeking a personal ao
quaiutanccwith the voters. The Repub
lican candidates for Senators for this dis
trict, Mews. Woods and Wilson visited
this section of our county lust week.
-Nearly all the large cities are dissat
isfied witli the return made by the Census
takers. Their populations falling short
of the mumber so long claimed by them,
make&tfiieni feel sure there is some mis
take. -New York threatens to have the
enumeration taken over by her police
wen, 'in which case, they will probably
take thoir bitters strong enough to enable
tlicmito see double. This would be a
sure way to make a large count.
Philadelphia also claims to have injus-
i tiee dne her by the assistant marshals,
and Um city papers invite householders
who'Jraow their premises have not been
visiteS to report the fact to the mayor's
i Yet the past week there has beeu a lull
;in theexcitement over the French and
Pruswmiis war news. Affairs have been
comparatively quiet, there beiup; no actual
oonflici. between the armies.
Th Prussians have gradually moved
towawfc Paris, aud at the last aoeoauts
were drawing the lines around the city
so thafai-hc seige may be said to knvo
The isiege of Strasbourg and Mz
continwK though the capitulation of ike
latter eHy is dailv expected. The com
ma ndamtUjut of the former city refuses it
surrender under any circumstances nod
probiibTyTifore these liues meet the eye
of the rcwJer, a desperate hand to Laud
conflict fivXI tako place betwecu the he-
.-iseiged aiid the beseiger's.
Attemipts to negotiate a peace are till
being .made, and hopes of success, before
;flny attaeltiiis made on the city of Paris,
.continues to prevail.
Italian affairs look threatening King
Wictor .KuiiWttiel persists in occupying
ffiouie and .Mue slight ekirniLshcfl have
'taien place libetweeu his forces aud the
.1. 1 .Ml
jxapai army. J.lie temporal power of the
iPejie is evideody gone, and even mou-
iiirchial soverniBent iu Italv is in Amuvr
though the steps taken by the King, to
mane ltome tnemapuoi or Italy, may for
,a time repress repablican tendencies.
SriAlitili nolitiejil troubles nr Kt.ill m
far as ever from a settlement, und it is
impossible to tell wbether the advocates of
ja-KinuSom or a Re-oublic will eventually
.carry -tlH.il: ends, -though appearances at
present seem 10 iavor sne monarchists.
Jniportaii decision af Ulic Pennsylvania
The practice of the Courts bus hereto-
lata been, wfiion an action for damages
wm brought gainst a raibwad company
mat tho ueleitants mightokiiin that they
used duo diligejice and tar,e to avoid ac
cident and the plaintiff was required to
prove tliere was neglect. Tlte eonipnny
controlling the evidence to a fxent ex
tent, it is often next to impossible for the
complaints to make out their case. The
Pennsylvania Court now decide that the
accident arises from defects of engines,
cars, or rails, or from the act of the em
ployees. The adoption of such a rule
generally will be likely to lessen the cum
ber of accidents by making the bill for
JaniaC6 much larger.
Two Widows After one Pension.
A singular case is now pending before
Commissioner Van Aernam, of the Pen
sion Bureau. It involves a claim by two ,
widows to a pension due from the Gov
ernment to the rightful representatives
of a deceased officer of the army. The
official records show a complicated train
of romantic circumstances, and furnish
the data for a sizeable novel of the sen
sational order. The running facts are
substantially as follows:
It appears that a number of years ago
there dwelt in New York a lad, who was
the son of his father,, and he was an
Irishman. The boy developed signs of
uncommon ucnius, which his sire never
did. The boy had ambition, and thirst
ed for knowledge. The youth started on
hi educational career, and the first thing
he did was to strike a puce that would
have astonished Dexter. He went
through the academical course with a
rush, and when he demanded more books
to conquer, his friends proposed to send
him to West Point. This arrangement
corresponded witb the taste nnd ambition
of the boy, Irat there was a slight obstacle
in the way of carrying it out. During
his school days lie had acquired not only
" much reaming, but a wife ! This dis
covery made it awkward, because his en
dctship "had been procured, without the
aid of those successful jobbers, Whit
temore and Butler. The girl wife was
equal to the emergency. She proposed
to keep the marriage concealed until lie
should graduate and t.5 this end she
went quietly to the home of the young
man's father, and with the help of' her
friends, she kept thejsecret from the au
thorities of the military school. In the
reasonable and due course of time, the
gentleman with whom she resided became
Asa military student the youth -ac
quitted himself with eredit, Dually gradu
ated with honors,. was commissioned a
lieutenant and assigned to duty. Natur
ally it would be supposed that the first
thing he did was to rush to the humble
cot that contained his wife and boy, but
history tells us that he went just in a
contrary direction. Shoulder straps had
done "the business for him, and he turned
with contempt from the girl lie had left
behind him. And what is worse than all,
ilie loved that ubiquitous and traublsouie
ifemalc known in the unnals of romance
as " Another." With remarkable expe
dition lie consummated a second mar
riage, ond number two was fair to look
mpon, accomplished, and the descendant
at a first family.
:He was scot to a southern fortification
und there he remained until, by an ucci
ilent, he was suddenly killed. The cir
cumstances of his death were published
and came to the notice of number one,
who was astonished to learn that he had
left n afflicted widow besides herself. To
satisfy herself that the deceased officer
was iker husband, and the father of her
dliild, she instituted an investigation,
during the progress of whioh the wrong
ed women mot. Their meeting was not
uu. exceedingly cordial one, laut they did
mot rqproaoh each other, ;nortlie memory
of the Hate lamented ; they sought the best
means iftr. adjusting the utleasantness
.It vwas . agreed that number ttwo should
Hflply for the pension, and tbt it should
lois cqualKy divided between 'them as often
of theipayiiieiits were made. In acoor
danco wifih this arrangemeufc rtflte matter
has run on to the present time, but now
ithefirst wife, who is the legitimate cluhn-
auit, is disposed to annul the :panUiership
anrangemout, und has set up Siar claim
verified by tha facta in the .case.
1P3? As compared with laat yeur the
reeeiipts of Internal ReTcnue thus far in
1870 Iiow an increase of over si miTiions
of doHam This augmentation i du to
the inowsuso in the various industrial -pursuits
of the .country, which, flianks to
the enorgy of our people, are prosperous
depite itllie groat leg of the Income tax.
That theive is no need for this drag ehaiu
011 the bmwiness of tlw Nation is attested
by the Lu-ge amounts of currency now
lying idle in the Treasury, and the rapid
manner iu which the public debt is being
reduced. The present generation lias
made sacrifices enough ftr the national
credit, without being overtaxed to wipe
out the war debt in a shorter space of
time than erer such a debt was liquida
fl Secretary Cox has yielded to the
pressure brought nnon him bv the nnli.
:. . . - - 1
ticiaris, and consented to permit the clerks
in his Department to contribute toward
certain elections expenses. The enthusi
asm among the poor clerks, has not been
tremendous in consequence of tlio Secre
Land Titles to bo Hade More . Secure.
The land office at . Ilarrisburg is now
doing a good .. service to the owners of
real estate, in insisting that all such shall
have their titles. Thereby tho State is
benefitted and the ; property owner is
saved cost of litigation. There is many
a prosperous, thrifty and honest farmer
living to-day on land which he confident
ly believes he owns, to which he has the
titlo papers all regularly mado out and re
corded, but when he comes to trace - the
rpcord back to the source of all titlo to
land in this State he discovers Vfith
dismay that there never was a pat
ent taksn out for his farm ; ' that
where it bus been patented, the fees were
never fully paid up, so that there ore do
fects in his title which, if pushed at any
time, would possibly deprive him of his
homestead. Ample notice has been given
to parties to come forward and remedy
this defect and negligence. A large
number of holders of land have already
done it. but many have thus far treated
the matter with indifference, from which
they are to be aroused by suits which
may be brought by the State, the result
of which may be very disastrous, as the
costs of course will be very heavy. Let
every property holder see that he has a
a patent for his land, and that all fees
and costs on such patented land are fully
A Singular Case.
A very curious case is enlisting the at
tention of the New York detectives. For
some time back a. man who professed to
be a Parsee merchant has been in the
lunatic asylum in that city. He came
to this country with plenty of money,
and put up at the Fifth Avenue hotel,
where he made himself so prominent
by his eccentric demeanor, that he was
requested to leave. So he went to the
Hoffman house, where he continued his
antics, and one night, for disturbing the
audience at Niblo's was arrested. It was
found he was insaue, and so he was sent
to the asylum.
Mr. Nathaniel Jarvis, Jr , Clerk of
the Court of Common Pleas, was appoint
ed committee of tho estate, and Mr. Jones
of the Hoffman house, committee of per
son. Mr. Jarvis took charge of the insane
man's boxes, which contained a large sum
of gold. This was sold, and brought
about forty-three thousand dollars in cur
rency. But it is now allege'd that the
gold far exceeded the amount accounted
for, and a suit has been instituted against
the hotel proprietors, who are charged
with having appropriated the missing
amount to their own uses. The whole
charge is based on the unexpected finding
of a bill of lading for over eighteen
thousand pounds in gold among the pa
pers of the Parsee lunatic, whose brother
is shortly expected to arrive and investi
gate the matter.
A Singular Wedding.
A large number of persons collected at
Christ Church, in Bedford avenue, Brook
lyn, last week to witness a marriage be
tween twa mutes. The ceremony was
conducted according to the Episcopal
ritual by the rector, tho Rev. A. Part
ridge, which was interpreted to the mutes
by Clarence P. Little, Steward of the
Deaf and Dumb Institute, o Washington
Heights. Antoinette A. Noyes was the
bride, who has long been under the guar
dian ship of a well-known Brooklyn citi
zen, and the bridegroom was Geo. H.
Bristol, son of a farmer in Washington
fiJaJT Don't be humbuged with the fool
ish idea that Catarrh c.innot be cured !
The world moves aud medical science is
progressive. Tho proprietor of Dr. Safe's
Catarrh Remedy will pay $)00 reward
for a. case of Cntarrh which he cannot
cure. Sold by druggists ut fifty cents
and each package makes a full pint of the
medicine ready for use. Can get it by
mail for sixty cents from Dr. R. V
Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
tSr""W?ll, David," said a poor but
worthy citizen to a rich acquaintance,
"itiiQ world ios prospered with you and
iliey say that you are immensely rich."
"Well," replied David, "perhaps it is
true, bat we caimot take our gold with us
when wo go." " It would melt if you did,"
was the quick rctoit.
tt&f Mo.V. I. A f!Wlnnl l,m(r,r nf
Christ M. K. Church, Philadelphia, says
of ' our father's house:" I take great pleas
ure in cuMiuieiHiiiig mis instructive ana
fascinating look to my friends, and as
far as I may, to the general public. See
advertisement in another column.
Miscellaneous News Items.
The San Francisco butchers use no
ice for their meat, nnd need none. In that
dry climate meat keeps a long time. '
t37 Minister Sickles had a narrow escape
from outrage at the hands of an armed par
ty, near Madrid, the other day.
t35 Two children, residing in Brooklyn
N. Y.J were poisoned one day last week by
eating some weeds which they found grow
ing on n lot near thoir homes.
KIT" A scoundrel- in the guise of a Catho
lic priest has been swindling unsuspecting
people in New York city, to a very great
extent, by making false representations.
t3f The flow of tho tide is so great on
tho const of Maine, that with suitablo
wheels thevaler power can be used six
teen hours out of tho twenty-four.
tj" A vniiiirr wnmnti pirmlovcrt ill n. r.ot-
ton mill in Mystic, Conn., eloped in her
working dress, with a young man of means,
a few days ago.
t3g A young man named Zonor, in Clay
county, Indiana, lost his entire scalp, two
inches of skull, and an ounce of brain, in a
recent conflict with a circular saw. Strange
to say, he has recovered his health.
At Osceola. Iowa, a few days ago,
Colonel Lancdon was killed, and Samuel
Roberts was suspected of killing him. Up
on this suspicion a son 01 Liangaon snot
Roberts, his brother-in-law.
t3TThe publication of the names of
rowdy students in me uosion papers iias a
tAnrlonnv fr, innlrA fliA vnnnff infill Attending
miviivj v l r r
college in that vicinity a little more careful
ol their reputation.
EST At a meeting, of the St. Louis Bar
recently resolutions were passed deploring
the death of Miss Barkaloo, a young female
attorney of that city. A very high tribute
was paid to tho erudition, industry and en
terprise ot the deceased lady.
By James Stewart and James Cassady
were attacked by three highwaymen at
Bound Brook, N. J., the other night and
robbed of $230 in money and some papers,
The robbers escaned after felling their vic
tims to the ground by blows with the butt
or a revolver.
B3ST A newspaper is edited and published
by tho convicts in the New Jersey State
Prison and although badly written and
wretchedly printed, presents quite 1
unicme amioarance. and shows that the un
fortunate men who conduct it are desirous
of leading a better life when released from
BST Chain-in at tho defeat of the Imperial
armies has aroused some of the journalists
of France to a pitch of virulent malignity
and malicious rage entirely incompatible
with the press or the boasted centre 01 n.a
ropcan civilization, mgarro shrieks "pro
vide the Prussians with poisoned provis
ions ;" tho Oaulois advises its readers to
insult all women who do not wear mour
ning. At Terre Haute, Indianna, one even
ing last week, Miss Caroline Davis, a
young lady residing in the southeast part
of the city, while engaged in drawing water
at a well, slipped and fell headforemost to
the bottom of the well, some lorty ieet.
Singular as it may appear, she was but
slightly Injured. Her cries attracted the
attention of a gentleman near by, who went
down, and attaching a rope arouud her
body, drew her to the surface, more fright
ened than hurt by her sudden and involun
EST" On Tuesday a man named William
Ooflio, employed in a sewer excavation in
Hudson City, was instantly killed in a most
singular manner. A blast covered with
railroad ties was set off, and all tho men
except Coflie left the same. The latter
ran down the sewer about a hundred feet,
and attempted to screen himself behind a
"spirt" of rock, but its projection was in-
suthclent to protect his person. Tho blast
exploded, when a piece of rock shot out
from under the logs and whizzed down the
sewer like a cannon ball, carrying away the
top of Coflle's head, and resulted in imme
B3F The complaint is general from East
ern Virginia and especially from the tide.
water region of excessive drouth. Around
Richmond the gardens are burned up, and
.ball vegetables have almost disappeared
110111 market. 1 lie Richmond Whto, how
ever, loams, that, notwithstanding the
drouth the corn crop above tidewater is a
pretty fair one, and the tobacco which re
quires less rain, is very fine in some dis
tricts. A heavy rain storm set in at Lynch
burg on Saturday night. In consequence
of the injui-y dono to vegetation by the
drouth, the Virginia Horticultural Society
will hold no exhibition this fall.
By Dwollcra 011 the Hudson are horrified
by a sensation story of the existence of or
ganized bands of pirates along the banks of
ine river, it is said that the outlaws have
a confederation extending all along tho
stream ; that accomplices are probably resi
idonts at various towns ; that they go from
place to place 011 pleasure yachts and
nnd have secret rendezvous among the
wild fastnesses of the mountains. River
pilots on the night boats have remarked
strange lights along tho Highlands, in lo
calities altogether unfrequented by human
beings. It is noticed that 0110 of the ves
sels on tho river to which suspicion is at
tached is commanded by a handsome blonde
female of masculine and resolute appearance.
Ilea I Estate,1 in surance,
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LEWIS POTTER & CO.,
Heal Kxtalc probers, Insurance, A Claim Apcntn
1 New IJlooiiilielcl, ' '
"VITE INVITE the attention of lwyers and sell
T V ers to the advantage we ofTer them In pur
chasing or disponing of real estate through our of
fice. we have a tery large list of desirable proieitr,
consisting of fiirms, town property, mills, store
and tavern stands, and real estate of any descrlp-
lon whioh we are prepared to oner at great imr
lalns. We advertise our proiicrty very extensive
v. and use all our efforts, skill, mid dilliizeace to
effect a sale. We make no charges unless the
property Is sold while registered with us. We also
draw up deeds, bonds, mortgages, andall legal pa
pers ai motierare rates.
Some of the best, cheapest, and most reliable
fire, life, and cattle Insurance companies In the
United .States are represented at tills agency.
Proerty Insured either on the cash or mutual
plan, and perpetually at H and 95 per thousand.
Pensions, bounties, and all kinds of war claims
collected. There are thousands of soldiers and '
hell's of soldiers who are entitled to pensions and
bounty, who have never made application. Sol
diers. If you were wounded, ruptured, or contract
ed a disease In the service from which you are dis
abled, you are entitled to a pension.
When widows of soldiers die or marry, the minor
children are entitled to the pension.
Parties having any business to transact In our
line, urn rcsnec.tfullv Invited to irlve us a call. as.
Ve are confident we can render satisfaction in auy
uraiu-li ol our business. . . . 1
a-No charge for Information.
4 20 ly LEWIS POTTER & CO.
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Tlie TJn-vwiiteii Wovcl.
Hv Daniel March, D. 1)., author of the popular
"Night Scenes." This master in thought and lan
guage, shows us untold.riches and beauties in the
Great House, with its Blooming flowers. Singing
birds, Waving palms, Kolling clouds, Beautiful
bow, Sacred mountains. Delightful rivers, Mighty
oceans, Thundering voices, Blazing heavens and
vast universe with countless beings in millions of
worlds, and reads to us In each the Unwritten
Word, liose-tluted paper, ornate, engravings and
superb binding. "Klcli and varied in thought."
"Chaste." "Easy and graceful in style." "Cor
rect, pure and elevating iu its tendency." " Beau
tiful and good." "A household treasure." Com
mendations like the almve from College Presidents
and Professors, ministers of all denominations,
and the religious and secular press all over the
country. Its freshness, purity of language, with
clear open tvpe, line steel engravings, substantial
binding, anil low price, making it the hook for the
masset. Agents are selling from SO to 150 per
We want Clergymen, School Teachers, smart ac.
tive young men and ladies to introduce the work,
for us in every township, and we will pay liberally.
No Intelligent man or woman need be without u
Rend for circular, full description, and terms.
ZIEGLEB & McCURDY, 16 8. Sixth Street, Phila
delphia, Pa, ; or, 139Kace Street, Cincinnatl.Ohio;
09 Monroe Street, Chicago, 111. -, 503 N. Sixth St.,
St. Louis. Mo. ; or, 102 Main St., Springfield,
Mass. 4 35 4m.
An English and Classical School
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!
THE FALL TEKM of this Institution com
mences August 29th.
The course of study embraces Latin, Greek,
English Branches, Mathematics, Natural Science,
&c, and is designed to furnish a thorough English
Education, or a complete Preparation for a Colle
Vacations: July and August, and one week at
Terms: For Boarding, Furnished Room, Wash
ing. Tuition In Latin, Greek, English Branches and
Mathematics, for the scolastlc year, except board
in vacations. $200,00.
The Ron nil 11 L' Detiartment Is at the institution.
under the supervision of Wlliam Grler, Esq., by
whom good and substantial board will be fur
nished: and the pupils will be under the strict care
of the Princliml. Address
w. H. DILL, Principal,
ML. l- 1 1 J JLi. A 1II1VI
New Blooiitiuld, Ferry enmity, fa.
Pennsylvania R. R. Time Table.
On and after May 29, 1870, Passenger trains
will run as follows:
Plttsb'g Expr's. (Flag)4.41 a. m. dally exe't Sunday.
Way Passenger, 9.13 A. M., daily except Monday.
Mall 2.11 P. M. daily except Sundav.
A mixed train with passenger car attached, will
leave Harrisburg at 6 o'clock p. 111., and Newport
at 6A6 p. m.
Fast Line 4.10 A. M., dally except Monday.
Harrisburg Aeconi. 11.31 A. M.. daily " Sunday.
Mail, 7.53 v. M., dally except (Sunday
J. J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and afterSunday, June 12th, 1870, trains will
leave Duncannon, as follows :
Fast Lino, (Flag) 4.35 a. m., dally except Monday
Ilarrisburg Accom. 12.04 r. m., dally " Sunday
Mall 8.28 p. m.. daily " Sunday
WESTWARD. ' y
Way Passenger, 8.33 a. m., daily except Monday
Mall. 1.40 p. m daily except Sunday
Thro' Freight, l'ass. Car attached, fi.00 p. m.
WM. C. KING, Agent
Ktnge Line Between Newport and Ken
STAGES leave New Germantown dally at four
o'clock a. 111. l.aiuliKliurirnt T. fill in crecii.
park at 8 a, 111. New Bloomtield at 9!-4 a. m.
Arrlviliu at Newimrt to connect with tlw Ai.
coniinodation train East.
Returning leaves Newimrt on the arrival of the
Mail Traill troni Philadelphia, at 2.30 p. 111.
. l. kii;js, rrvpricwr.
To Blacksmiths. Those wantinu- tho
Lest quality of Too and Blister Steel, can
purchase it at low prices of F. Mortimer
One of the most useful articles to have in:
a family, is a Clothes Wringer. If you.
have not already got one, you can get thesi
uei anicie in use, 01 r . iuorunw & Co.