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NEW KLOOMFIELI), PENN'A.
Tuesday, Xovembcr J, 1S70.
Thursday, November 2-ltli, lias been
designated by the President as a day of
National Thanksgiving, for the many
mercies received during the past year.
The census returns show the popula
tion of Philadelphia to bo (557.171),
which is. at lcat 200,000 less than the
citizens expected. In 1800 the popula
tion was 5GG,170, showing an increase of
91,G")0 in the last ten years.
The recent shock of an earthquake
which was so sensibly felt over a large
portion of the Middle and Eastern States,
makes a reference to former earthquakes
which have occurred in this country, of
interest. The most important earthquake
that has occurred in this country of which
wchavc any record, was at New Madrid,
below St. Louis, on the. Mississippi, in
1811. Over an extent of country three
hundred miles long, from the mouth of
the Ohio to that of the St. Francis, the
ground rose and sank in great undula
tions, and lakes wcro formed and were
again drained. The surface broke open
in fissures, from which mud and water
were thrown as high as the tops of the
trees. The direction of these fissures was
generally northeast toward the southwest,
and the inhabitants noticing this, felled
the tallest trees at .right angles to this
line, and stationing themselves upon them
escaped being engulfed.
The country is still called the "sunk
country," and its extent along the White
water is seventy or eighty miles north
and south, and thirty miles cast and west.
Duriug this earthquako the inhabitants
noticed two motions, one was horizontal
and the other was vertical ; and they dis
covered that the former movement was
far more desolating than tho latter.
A remarkable chasm, which was pro
duced by an ancient earthquake, may bo
followed from tho western base of the
Shawanguuk Mountain, at Ellenville,
Ulster county, New York, for about a
mile to the summit. An area of an
hundred acres is here rent in every di
rection, tho continuity of tho surface is
interrupted by sudden steps of rock,
which present abrupt walls, while tho
gorge to which we referred, has spread
out in a frightful abyss more tliau a hun
dred feet wido. This shows that Now
York is liable at any titno to be terribly
shaken, and there can be little doubt that
at one time that State was us subject to
earthquakes as Chili, Peru, and Central
B During the past seven months no
less than three attempts have been made
by burglars to effect an entrance from the
rear into the storo of Joseph Agostino, a
gunsmith, at No. 201 East Twenty-third
Btreet, N. Y. That tho fourth attempt
should not prove successful, Mr. Agostino
determined to lay a trap for the burglars.
Accordingly ho has been lately iu the
habit of having a loaded gun in such a
position that it would be discharged by
any one opening tho shutters of his place
of business. Last Wednesday night ho
loaded as usual, the gun with slugs,
placed it with tho muzzle pointing to the
shutter, and fastened a string to tho fas
tening of the latter and the trigger of the
gun. He then went home.
The next morning ono of tho men em
ployed in the store came to open it, and
was startled to find the body of a man
lying beneath tho window. Upon a
closer examination it was found that he
was dead aud that the wholo roof of his
head had been blown off. Tho police
were notified and Captain Cameron of tho
Eighteenth Precinct, proceoded to the
scene. He found that the shutters had
been partly opened, and that the man had
been killed while in the act of commit
ting a burglary. '
A Queer Story.
A gentleman residing in tho suburbs of
Pittsburg, Pa., has an orchard of choice
fruit, and ho was greatly annoyed by
trespassers who would visit tho orchard
by night and carry off largo quantities of
upples and other fruit. Uue morning
tw men passing along tho road saw a
man lying under a tree, in the orchard,
and near tho roadside. Ho was covered
with blood, and his clothing reduced to
At first it was supposed that the man
was dead, but moans wcro heard, and the
men went over to ascertain what was the
matter. They found tho man almost ex
hausted and unable to move himself.
They procured water and after giving
the injured man u drink, lie recovered
sufficiently to tell his name and place of
residence, lie declined ut first to toll
them how he came to be iu the condition
ho was found, but was finally persuaded
to give an explanation. He told them ho
had visited the orchard for tho purpose of
obtaining some apples, and had climbed
a tree to prevent detection. While en
gaged in picking the fruit he suddenly
missed his foothold and fell to the
ground. Ho was rendered unconscious
but did not know how long ho remained so.
When he recovered his conscious
ness ho felt no pain, but on attempting to
rise found that one arm and one leg were
paralyzed. He did not call for assistance
for fear ho would be arrested, arid con
cluded that he would remain until morn
ing. He soon felt a drowsy sensation,
and would have fallen asleep but for a
noise which aroused him, and on looking
up saw two cows near by. Tho animals
advanced toward him, and one of them
commenced licking his face and hands,
lie tried to drive them away, but they
tasted the brackish perspiration which
covered his hands and face, and ho found
it impossible to frighten them.
His tormentors persisted in licking
him, and finally commenced tearing off
his coat aud flannel shirt, thus enlarging
the exposed surface. The process was
continued until his body was almost de
nuded, and tho flesh lacerated by the teeth
of the animals. The licking with the
rasp-like tongues was coutiuued until
blood oozed from his arms, breasts, and
face, and the unfortunate victim sunk
away from mere exhaustion, after using
every exertion in his power to keep the
animals away. The men were convinced
that the statement was true, and it was
corroborated by the appearance of the
They immediately conveyed him to his
home, and a physician summoned to at
tend him. ' The treatmeutat first was di
rected to tho lacerations of the flesh but
before these were healed it was found
that the fall had affected some of the in
ternal organs, ono of which was ruptured.
The man was subsequently removed to a
hospital, where ho is still under treatment,
although no hopes of his recovery are en
tertaiued. fiST"One of the most remarkable cases
of suicido that has ever startled the com
munity, says tho New Oricans Picayune,
occurred at tho foot of Saraparn street
about five o'clock this (Thursday morn
ing. A young man and woman by mu
tual consent, proceeded to tho rivers
edge, and locking hands, jumped into the
river aud were drowned. The name of tho
man is Andrew Byran, who is about
twenty-three years of age and a native of
Ireland. The girl's namo is Jane Sweeny,
seveutecn years of ago and a native of
Scotland. It has been ascertained that
they were lovers, and for some time
have been living in intimate relations.
The girl's nature recoiled from this dis
reputable life, and her importunities have
been incessant that ho would marry her.
The persuasions of her friends were also
added, and the man was finally given to
understand that this act of justice to tho
girl could no longer bo postponed. Her
sin was tho result of inexperience, of her
friendless condition and affection for him.
These representations, were, however, un
able to subduo his repugnance to the
marriage, and he stated that he would
rather die than submit to such an alter
native. The girl, distracted with grief,
and mad, it may be, with despair, replied
that if death was the only alternative she
would share it with him. This had
been going on for two days. Monday
night they had an interview and con
versed several hours together. The re
sult has been the double suicido just com
mitted. Tho circumstance appears to have
caused a general sadness among the friends
of the parties. They wero mutually es
teemed, and the unhappy secret that has
led to their death, until a few days since,
has been jealously guarded by euch.
All good business men, now recognize
importance of advertising, and it is an
acknowledged fact, that no ono has ever
met with marked success who has not taken
this means of making himself and his busi
ness known to tho public. The necessity of
having advertising dono in a systematic
manner has suggested tho establishment
of agencies, tho proprietors of which
should pay a special attention to this busi
ness and act as a medium between the
city advertiser and the papers at a dis
tance. This branch of business has now
become so systematized that nearly all
large advertisers make their contracts
with country, and even city papers,
through the medium of agencies, somo of
which do a business amounting to hun
dreds of thousands of dollars annually.
Probably tho largest agency in the world
is that of Messrs. Geo." P. Howell &, Co.,
of New York, and next to thein comes
Messrs. S. M. Pcttengill, & Co., of the
same city. Messrs. lvowcll & Co., have
accounts with over 5000 newspapers
scattered over tho United States and
Canada,a copy of each of these papers be
ing regularly received by them and placed
on file so as to bo readily referred to at a
moments notice. Among the journals
on file at their olllee will bo found copies
of this paper; so that persons from this
vicinity while in New York can by call
ing at the office of Messrs. Geo. P. How
ell & Co., 40 Park How, always have an
opportunity of reading the home news.
Either of tho above agencies arc au
thorized to receive advertisements for
The Bloomjicld Tivux, at our lowest
rates, and parties iu N. Y., wishing to con
tract for advertising arc icfcrcd totlieiu.
The Vhlhuh IphUt Dee of the 27) I h
ult., xais : On Saturday evening, a
respectable lady who resides at Chester,
arrived iu this city and engaged rooms at.
the Mount Vernon hotel. About twelve
o'clock in the night, she bciug enriente,
she was unexpectedly taken with labor
pains. The landlord hearing of her con
dition, went to her room, and ordered her
out of the house. When she reached tho
street she was so weak that she had to
cling to a lamp post to prevent herself
from falling on the pavement. A police
man passing at tho time, and heariug her
story, conveyed her to tho Cherry street
station-house, where Lieut. Killacky fur
nished her with the most comfortable
apartments at his disposal. Medical at
tendance was also summoned, and a short
time afterwards she was delivered of a
fine, healthy daughter, and at last ac
counts was doing well. Lieut. Killacky
telegraphed to her friends at Chester, und
she will bo well provided for until such
time as her relations can remove her
ST-On tho night of the 26th ult., the
sheriff aud a posse of men were taking
two prisoners from Orleans. Orange coun
ty, Incl., toPaoli, for tho purpose of placing
them in jail at tho latter place, when
about four miles from Oricans, about ono
hundred disguised and well armed men
suddenly appeared, surrounded tho party
and took the two prisoners and hung
them to tho rafters of a covered bridge.
The prisoners wero a portion of a gang
who robbed a farm near Orleans about a
week ago. Great excitement prevails
throughout this section.
Jt A breaoh of promise caso has just
beeu commenced at Mansfield, Ohio, be
tween Mary E. McNelly and Michael
Knofflock. The parties have beeu living
together as man and wife for tho past
twenty-six years and have grand children.
Knoflilock has lately fallen heir to a con
siderable property and has now concluded
to look about for a wife, thus causing a
jealousy and consequently a suit.
Miscellaneous News Items.
tW Two banking houses in Richmond,
Va., suspended last Monday causing con
siderable excitement iu business circles.
W There is much political excitement
existing in both New York city and Brook
lyn over the approaching elections there.
tW A boy named Bundy, nged 7 years,
was killed at St. Charles, Illinois, on Sat
urday, by being struck with a base ball.
Slump's tobacco manufactory, at Lancas
caster, Pa., was destroyed on Monday night.
Loss 11,000. Insurance on stock, $4000.
tW In Maryland it Is contrary to law to
sell potatoes except by weight 50 pounds
to tho bushel.
tST D. M. Kamary, of Lebanon, recent
ly lost a fine colt in a singular manner. Ho
had two of them in a pasture, and whilo
they wero playing together, one of them
ran against a rail in the fence, and tho
point of the rail penetrated tho colt's
breast, killing it in a few minutes.
tW A remarkable current of wind struck
the dwelling of Ex-Sheriff llauck, in Leb
nnon, on Thursday last, breaking several
lights in the windows.
tW A decent married woman was recent
ly dragged from a public highway near
Pottsvillo, and ravished, by somo .ten or
twclvo young men and boys.
tlP A lad at Lebanon, on Saturday last
whilo riding a blind horso across the canal
bridge, fell with tho horso into tho water,
and both were drowned.
tW Whipping for minor offences, it
seems, has not been abolished in Virginia.
Four negroes and a white man wcro sen
tenced to bo imprisoned and whipped at
Norfolk, last wee k.
B2T Within a period of three years, thrco
men and thrco horses havo been killed on
the same day of tho month, at tho same
hour, and on tho same section of the Oleve
land'and Pittsburg Hailroad.
tW At Brooklyn N. Y., a buy about
11 years of ago named Slattcrly on Friday
last jumped from the roof of a four story
building to escape severe punishment from
his stepmother. Tho woman has been ar
rested. At Belfast, Me., Hiram S. Eastman,
and LucinilaEastman, his wife, of Freedom,
have been indicted by tho Grand Jury for
manslaughter, in causing the death by star
vation of Mary Clifford, an invalid lady
under their charge.
ISTTm tho 24th ult., John Gentry, aged
CO years, United States Express Agent, at
Miudleton, Ohio, was killed one mile above
Hamilton, by falling between two cars in
attempting to pass from ono to tho other
whilo tho train was running. IIo was on
his way to Cincinnati when the accident
JHTOn tho 22nd ult., A. Thompson
Ntckcll, of Monroo county, West Virginia,
committed suicido by shooting himself
through tho head, on the cars of tho Chesa
peako and Ohio Hailroad. Ho was con
veying his wife's coupso to Waynesboro for
interment, and her sudden death caused
him to commit the act.
In Douglas county, 111., a few days
since, George Mussct was shot as ho was
riding along tho public road, by Mr.
Oliver P. Greenwood, who had conceal
ed himself behind somo bushes. Tho
wounded man died next day. Greenwood,
who is in jail acknowledged tho assassina
tion, and said that if Mussct lived ho would
shoot him again. They had been enemies
for a long time.
ZSF An Iowa bridegroom recently launched
about twenty ounces of buckshot into tho
bowels of a boisterous boy, who, with a
gang of companions, was disturbing his
nuptial serenity by a serenade The boy
concluded to transfer his musical useful
ness to another and, wo trust, a better
sphero. Tho jury who investigated tho af
fair thought tho boy was served right, and
allowed tho bridegroom to return to his
KW On tho 2-lth ult., A tiro was discov
ered on tho propeller " Schickluna" as sho
was entering tho lock of the Welland canal.
Water was immediately turned on tho
flames, but without effect, and sho had to
be abandoned in ten minutes. Tho cargo
consisted of about 10,000 bushels of wheat.
Tho total loss is about $44,000. Tho pur
ser lost his books and papers. Tho crew
had only time to escape, and lost every
thing. inOne day last week a herd of ono hun
dred cattle escaped from the yard at West
End, about 3 miles from New York, and
started down tho "Bergen Cut" toward
Jersey City. The 0.10 train on the New
Jersey Railroad met them on rounding a
sharp curve in the Cut, and killed six of
tho animals and wounding eleven others so
that they had to bo slaughtered. The lo
comotivo that ran into them was thrown
from the track and travel delayed about an
El? If you desire a sweet breath that
will not be offensive to those with whom
you associate uso Dr. Sages Catarrh Rem
edy and euro your Catarrh. Tho proprie
tor offers $500 for a case of Catarrh, which
he cannot cure. Sold by druggists or send
sixty cents to Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo,
N. Y., and get it by mail.
Eg-Rev. Daniel Lord, D D., Calvary
Church, 111., says of " Our Father's House :"
It shows a noble aim, devout spirit, and
loving study ; and by its nice arrangement,
beautiful illustrations, and popular style,
will help all its readers to see more of
science in tho Bible, and of God in His
tS?" Since Mr. Wanamaker enlarged his
great Oak Hall, and made it tho largest
Clothing Houso in America, popular favor
has set in witli redoubled force. Peoplo
stop as they pass to look in upon tho busy
throng, aud marvel at tho great success.
But the secret all lies in tho two words
"Cheapest" and "Best."
The advertiser, having been permanently
cured of that drcud disease, Consumption, by
a simple remedy, is anxious to make known to
his fellow sufferers the means of cure. To all
who desire it, he will send a copy of the pre
scription UBed, (free of charge), with the di
rections for prcparlngand using the sume,whlch
they will find a sure cure for Consumption,
Asthma, Bronchitis, tc.
Parties wishing the prescription will pleaso
address Hev. EDWAKD A. WILSON,
No. 43 Cedar St., New York.
ly 4 41, a.
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Introducing this Genuine and Original Old Favor
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making the most complete combination of valua
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It Is the most serviceable, elegant and reliable
Family Hewing Machine ever Invented, gives per
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is fulls approved of by every family who nave them
In use. Is noiseless, makes the strong and beauti
ful Klastic Lock Stitch, with wonderful rapidity
and certainty. Sews anything a needle will go
through, from tho finest to the thickest fabrlc.tlrm
and neat, with ease. Uses all kinds of silk or
thread direct from the siool ; is Improved with new
and self-acting feed, spring tension, self-gulcler,
and uses the adjustable straight, needle, perncn
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machines condensed, without their complications
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of stamp. For certillcalc, &c, see Descriptive
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packed in strong wooden box, free, on receipt ot
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everywhere. New paiiipclets containing extra
lilier-al inducements, sent free.
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Nassau Street, New York.
gyo October igyo
A Splendid Assortment of
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AT LOW IMJIOISS: ..
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Also, A Splendid Assortment of
C 1 O t ll K ,
' FOR FALL AND iVINTER.
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Use the Red Horse Powders.
HORSES CURED OK GLANDERS. Aaron
Snyder. U. S. Assistant Assessor, Mount
Aetna, Pa. C. Bacon, Livery Stable, Sunbury, Po.
Horses Cured of Founder. Wolf & Wilhclm,
Danville, Pa. A. Kllis. Merchant, Washington
ville, l'a. A. Slonakcr, Jersey.
Iforse Cured ot Lung Fever. Hess & Brother.
Iforse Cured of Colic Thomas Cllngan, Union
County, Pa. Hogs Cured of Cholera. U. Burr,
H. & A. Cudwalludur. Cows Cured. Dr. J. M.
M'Clecry, 11. McCormick, Milton, l'a.
Chickens Cured of Cholera and Gapes. Dr. V.
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