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NEW BL00MFIELD, TENN'A.
Tuesday, November IS, 1870.
Gold, on Thursday last, touched the
lowest point since 1862 being sold at
110. It is now quoted at 111.
A French Canadian named Brosseau
committed suicide a few days since, be
cause his wife refused to cook mutton for
The peculiarities of the English cli
mate were exhibited a lew days since, in
London, by a fog so dense that the street
lamps had to be lighted at 1 o clock p. m.,
and then persons could only see a few
Quite a serious riot occurred at
Baton llouge, Lousiana, on Monday of
last week at the election, Pour persons
were killed and over twenty wounded.
One of those killed was a Republican
candidate for the Legislature. More
trouble was anticipated and U. S. troops
had been sent there to quell the distur
bance. Among the bills presented to the
Lake Shore nitro-glycerine company for
damages resulting from tho explosion at
Fairport, last week, was one for killing
a horse. The owner stated that he lived
28 miles from Fairport. His horse was
standing in the'barn, and was instantly
killed so suddenly, in fact, that he had
not time to fall, but was found standing
erect, in the act of reaching for a wisp
of hay. Mr. Hinkley, who went up to
Fairport to settle for the damages, de
clined to audit this bill.
The armistice which was announced to
have been arranged between the French
and Prussians, failed to be ratified by the
French authorities, owing to the refusal
of Bismark to allow Paris to be re-victualed
during that time. The war is conse
quently going on, with renewed vigor.
Several battles have been reported as
having taken place in the vicinity of Or
leans, which resulted disastrously to the
Prussians. The siege of Paris is main
tained, but as yet, the city has not been
bombarded. Late reports say that nego
tiations have again been resumed and at
tempts are again being made to secure an
A Narrow but Efficient Eallroad.
There is in North Wales a two-feet
gauge railway which, originally con
structed for the purpose of carrying stone
and slate to the seashore, is now used as
a regular freight and passenger line.
The London Railway Newt says of this
two-feet gauge system that " its economy
and efficiency will cause it to be exten
sively adopted." The revenues derived
by passengers and traffic from this North
Wales road are thirty per cent, on the
capital. This large profit is due to the
diminished expenses of construction and
working, and is in striking contrast to
the vast sums often swallowed up in the
construction in thinly inhabited districts,
of wide-gauge roads, which struggle
against loss and debt in the vain hope
that the niero presence of the roads will
result in building up the districts through
which they pass. In view of the relative
results of the two systems, it would not be
unadv'iBable for railroad projectors in this
country to look into the two-fect gauge
system before building their roads.
Such a road could be easily built
through this county, and we call the at
tention of the commissioners of the D. B.
& B. T. It. It., to this style of road, which
would entirely remove the objections here
tofore given as to the cost being beyond
the amount of money which could bo
raised. If they don't want the road built,
it would be a good idea for them to allow
the positions they hold to be filled by
those who are in favor of a road and
would try and push it forward.
During the past week elections have
been held in nineteen different States.
In New York, Hoffman the Democratic
candidate for Governor, was elected by
about 30,000 majority. Both parties claim
the Legislature, and it will be determined
only by the official return.
Virginia elected three democratic? and
four republican Congressmen.
Massachusetts of course went as it al
ways does, largely republican.
Delaware and Kentucky were carried
by tho Democracy ,but with a reduced ma
jority, as compared with former elections.
New Jersey has been carried by the
republicans, and the legislature now elect
ed having to elect the next U. S. Sena
tor, renders the result of this election of
Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michi
gan and Ithodo Island, have also been
carried by the republicans.
From Nevada, Tennessee, Louisiana,
Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, and Mary
land, the returns are so incomplete that
it is impossible to tell tho result with any
degree of certainty. In several of those
States, however, the democrats have con
A despatch from Reno, Nev., dated
the 5th inst., says, the Central Pacific
passenger train, bound east, and duo here
at 1 a. m., to-day, arrived at Vendi, a
small station, eleven miles east of Reno,
in time. Justtas the train was starting
from that station three masked men
boarded the express car, and five more
immediately came to their aid from tho
rear cars. These five evidently came
from the West on the train.
Six stopped in the express car, which
they detached from the main train, cut
ting tho signal rope, two jumped on the
engine, and placing pistols to the engi
neer's head commanded him to move on,
which he did. Two brakemcn endeavor
ed to keep the masked men off the ex
press car, but pistols placed at their heads
compelled them to retreat. The con
ductor rushed forward but the pistols
stopped him. Finding a hatchet he came
forward again in time to see the engine
and express car separated from the train
and flying down the track.
The robbers then placed the fireman,
express and mail messengers in the mail
room and locked them up. When six
miles from the station the robbers stop
ped the train and broke open the express
boxes and robbad them of $41,600 in
gold coin. A later investigation shows
that they put the coin in old boot tops
and escaped to the mountains. All the
telegraph wires were cut west of Reno.
Two of the Western Union Telegraph
wires were repaired by daylight and
business is not interrupted.
On the 7th inst., another train was
robbed in a similar manner, and $3,100
in specie taken from tho Express mes
senger. It is supposed these robberies
are committed by deserters from,, tho U.
Kail Road Accident.
Quite a serious accident happened on
Monday of last week to the Pacific Ex-
1ress train on the P. C. R. R. Just be
ow Coatsvillc, the engine struck a cow
and knocked her off tho track, but it
being in a cut she rolled back under the
wheels of the baggage car and threw it off
the track. The passenger cars pushed the
baggage car along until it, turned com
pletely around and the passenger cars
came off the trucks. Had the timbers
not been remarkably strong, they would
have been torn to pieces, but as it was
the frame of the cars protected the pas
sengers, and when the train was stopped,
which the Engineer was enabled to do
very quick with the steam breaks, it was
found no one was hurt. The train was
detained three or four hours, before the
wreck was cleared.
BSF Henry Lee, F. L. S., writes to
the editor of tho London Lancet in regard
to the paralytio seizures from which
Chang, one of the Siamese twins has re
cently suffered. He has received letters
from the twins and their families, which
induce him to believe in the possibility
of their separation in case of the pre
decease of one of them. A letter from
one of Chang's daughters says, that their
father is low-Bpirited, can scarcoly move
without assistance, and that his whole
right side is perfectly useless. " Uncle
tries to cheer him up, but he has nothing
to Bay." From the sentence mentioning
Eng's endeavor to cheer and comfort his
brother, Dr. Lee infers in each, a distinct
and scperate volition and vitality, and
hence that Eng could be successfully
cut from the dead body of chang, should
the lattter die first.
From the Bloomlngton Fantagraph.J
Harried, bnt not Hated.
A rather novel case is pending in the
Circuit Court of tho adjoining county of
DeWitt, the preliminary steps of which
were developed in this city yesterday.
A young gent, whom we will call Adam,
because that isn't his name, entered the
Sheriff's office at tho Court House and
inquired for Deputy Sheriff Hendryx.
Mr. Hendryx, who is always attentive to
business, answered his call. Adam stated
that he wanted the officer's assistance to
servo a divorce summons for him.
" But," said he, " it is necessary, that
you should understand tho caso before
you serve the papers." So he proceeded
to detail tho following state of affairs :
About three weeks ngo, Adam, who
had been paying his addresses to a young
Eve in the vicinity, made a treaty with
her, by which they agreed to marry.
Ho obtained a license, and they were
privately married without tho knowledge
of her parents. But as soon as they
were made ono, they agreed to keep their
marriage a secret, and not to live togeth
er to enjoy the honeymoon until three
weeks had passed. In other words, the
indiscreet and grateful Adam and Eve
agreed not to " raiso Cain" by troubling
the old people about it, until they wero
ready to brave the frowns of relatives,
and casting fear behind them, enter the
garden .of Eden together.
The three weeks had nearly passed,
when, on Sunday last, Adam visited the
home of his father-in-law, and as he was
thought to be only " sparking," the pa
rents looked on without censure. But
Adam was impatient, and in an unguard
ed moment ho drew forth the marriage
certificate and handed it to the " stern
parient." Tho latter perused the docu
ment, and, turning toward the poor girl,
asked her if it was true. . Eve, seeing
the storm ( gathering upon the brow of
her father, concluded, like Peter, to deny
her lord and master, and said it was all
a fiction that she hadn't married him at
all. What then did that cruel father-in-law
do but seize Adam by the collar, and,
opening the door, kick him out of Para
dise. This was an argument a posteriori,
and did not admit of a reply. Adam
concluded that he did not want a wife, if
he couldn't get her, and has filed a bill
for divorce, and wants Hendryx to serve
the papers. He says the maiden and her
people are worse than Philistines, and
will not allow him to come around their
dwelling. He is very emphatic in his re
lation of the circumstances, and his anx
iety for a divorce is twice as great as it
was to marry.
The French prisoners in Germany
are now employed on public works on a
considerable scale. From 1500 to 2000
are engaged in embanking the Elbe at
Magdeburg; 4000 are reclaiming waste
lands in Hanover, and in other provinces
similar undertakings are being carried
out. The Augsburg visitors to the 1198
prisoners at Lechfeld are so numerous
that many are conveyed in goods-wagons.
The making of a road through the plain
has been commenced in order to employ
them. The labor is optional, but the
wages are such as to induce most of them
to volunteer. Some are occupied in cut
ting out wooden figures, windmills and
othor toys, which they ingeniously accom
plish with a bread-knife. The rations
are the same in material and quantity us
those supplied to German troops, but
they are not quite satisfied with them,
and make more demands than become
Miscellaneous News Items.
105" New Lisbon, Ohio, has a female
base ball club. Ono of the girls recently
made a "home run." She saw her father
coming with a switch.
EST James Brown, watchman at florso
mus Cove, Jersey City, was beaten so badly
last Tuesday afternoon by a party of thieves
that it is thought he cannot live. Four of
the thieves have been arrested.
tW Jacob Werts, of Cambria county,
has an apple troo that this year yielded 67
bushels of good fruit, and for the last 20
years has borne regularly never yielding
less than Ave bushels a year.
CIT A careless widow lady at Boston was
recently indebted to the honesty of an old
care-taker for the restoration of a 95,000
set of diamonds, left behind her in remov
ing from one house to another.
Two men. named Huev and Jones
have been committed to 'jail at Greens
burg, for robbing the post-oftice at Web
ster, Westmoreland county, of several hun
dred dollars worth of stamps, a night or
tW Among the features of the recent
fair in Georgia, was a cooking match, in
which women were the competitors. Miss
Black, a girl aged only 13 years, took the
premium for the best cooked dinner of
IGF" After obtaining prosscssion of the
Btrasburg citadol the Prussians allowed
sightseers to visit it on payment of an en
trance fee of 75 cents gold, the money to
go to the poor sufferers. Over three thou
sand dollars were taken in few days.
tW Charles Cook and his wife, of Jersey
City, were arrested, charged by the Coro
ner s Jury with the wilful murder of an in
fant of Martha Wright, by maltreatment
some time since, and were committed to
jail to await trial.
t3T It is reported at Portland, Me., that
the road bed of tho Portland and Ogdons
burg railroad sunk on an average of Ave
feet, for the distanco of three hundred
yards, at a point of fifteen miles from tho
city, during tho earthquake.
13?" Tho largest window glass in New
England, was set last Saturday in tho new
Charter Oak building, Hartford, by a new
process, in which tho use of putty is not
necessary the glass resting on cork and
rubber. Tho size of the glass is sixteen by
eight feet, each pane of glass weighing
abot 400 pounds.
EST There is a knife and fork manufac
tory in South Morridcn, Ct., in which are
annually used about two hundred tons of
steel for blades, twenty thousand pounds of
ivory handles, and twenty thousand dol
lars worth of pure silver for plating. The
annual pay roll amounts to $ 20,000.
ZW A Dubuquo grocer having had an
unprecedented demand for vinegar for
soveral days, bottles, mugs, jugs, basins,
teapots and other pots having been constant
ly coming in for a supply of the acid fluid
was tempted to try its quality for himself
when ho discovered that he ho had tapped
a wrong cask, and sold a barrel of old
bourbon whisky at ten cents a quart.
tST Tho Chinese of California have a
burying place in San Francisco, where they
go twice a year to distribute food upon the
graves of their deceased friends, and throw
pieces of charmed papers to tho winds,
with a view of exorcising evil spirits.
Nearly 2,500 Celestials recently participa
ted in a ceremony of this kind.
At New?ork on the 8th inst., Ru
dolph Dryer, a German, about 80 years of
ago, gave himself up at police headquar
ters, alleging that he ( Dryer) is tho
murderer of Mr. Nathan. The man is ev
idently insane. His story is so utterly at
variance with the well known facts of tho
case that no credence is placed on it.
A family consisting of six persons,
including the father and mother, recently
appeared at the Milwaukee, Wis., Police
Station and begged that they might be
locked up for tho night, in order to prevent
the perpetration of a fearful tragedy,
which they had been assured by a spirit
would occur that night if they did not se
cure themselves beyond the power of tho
evil one. For some time previously very
strange noises had been heard in the house
after midnight, and it is thought the old
man became insane from fright.
EST" A case
of considerable importance
o 'down to sea in ships,' was
to those who co
recently tried at Boston. An action was
brought in the Superior Court by a sailor
named Burke to recover damages for inju
ries received on board the barque "llenry
P. Lord." It was alleged on tho part of
JJurke that he lias been macio cripple lor
life through the neglect of tho captain to
make some port and procure surgical aid
after he had met with an accident while in
the faithful discharge of his duty. The
jury awarded the plaintiff $1833.83.
tW A singular and fatal accident occur
red in Philadelphia, on Wednesday last.
A little boy named Anthony Burden, aged
11 years, residing at the southeast corner of
6th and treason streets, was passing aown
stairs at his home, when he slipped and
fell, and in the fall a chisel he had in his
hand was driven completely through , his
throat, from side to side. The blood gush
ed out from the frightful gash, and all ef
forts to stop tho flow were unavailing. The
little fellow died in a short time after the
The Monthly Novelette. About tho first
of December Messrs. Thomcs & Talbot, 63
Congress street, Boston, will Issue a large,
flrst class, handsomely printed and Illustrated
magazine called " Tun Monthly Novelette,"
taking the name of their old serial, "The Nov
ellette," bo well known for the past fourteen
years, and making it an entirely different kind
of publication. It will contain first class
stories and romances, with choice engravings,
and be In every respect a journal for the people
to read and admire. The price of " The
Monthly Novelette.', will be 20 cents per
copy or $3.00 per annum, and it will be well
worth tho money, as every one can admit after
an examination. Every line In tho Novelette
will be Interesting and original, and some of
the best story writers in the country are en
gaged for its columns.
t" Liver Complaint," Indigestion' Dys
pepsia, Diseases of the Kidneys and Bladder,
and those chronic diseases peculiar to females
as Weakness, Irregularities, Weak Back, and
Laucorrhca, are cured In one-third tho timo
necessary to cure them with any other remedy,
by using Dr. Piorce's Alterative Extract or
Golden Medical Discovery. Bold by Druggists
or send three and a quarter dollars to R. V.
Pierce, M. D., Buffalo, N. Y., and get three
bottles free of Express charges.
EKKOUS Or YOUTH.
A gentleman who Buffered for years from
Nervous Debility, Premature Decay, and all
the effects of youthful indiscretion will, for the
suko of suffering humanity, send free toall who
need It, tho recipe and direction for making and
using the simple remedy by which he was cur
ed. Sufferers wishing to profit by the advertis
er's experience con do so by addresslng,.iuper
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Iy4 41,a. No. 43 Cedar St., N.'Y '
Real Estate, Insurance,
LEWIS POTTER & CO.,
Real Estate Broken, Insurance, & Claim Agentt
Now Bloomflcld, Tel.
WE INVITE the attention of buyers and sell
ers to the advantages we offer tliem In pur.
chasing or disposing ol real estate through our of
lice. We have a very large list of desirable property,
consisting of farms, town property, mlns, store
and tavern stands, and real estate of any descrip
tion which we are prepared to offer at great bar
gains. We advertise our property very extensive
ly, and use all our efforts, skill, and dilllgence to
effect a sale. We make no charges unless th
property is sold while registered witli us. We also
draw up dels, bonds, mortgages, andull legal pa
pers at moderate rates.
Some of the best, cheapest, and most reliable)
fire, life, and cattle Insurance companies in the
United States are represented at this agency.
Froperty insured either on the cash or mutual
plan, and perpetually at 84 and J5 per thousand.
Pensions, bounties, and all kinds of war claims
collected. There are thousands of soldiers and
heirs 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 dlo ormarry.the minor
children are entitled to the pension.
Parties having any business to transact In our
line, are respectfully Invited to give us a call, as
we are confident we can render satisfaction in any
branch of our business.
9-No charge for Information.
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iQrro October i
A Splendid Assortment of
Suitable for the Season are now for Sale by the
A.T LOW PBICESt
OUR STOCK OF
Will be found the most com
plete of any in the County.
Also, A Splendid Assortment of
FOR FALL AND WINTER.
F. MORTIMER & CO.,
NEW BLOOMFIELD, PA.
Use the Red Horse Powders.
HOESE8 CURED OF GLANDERS. Aaron
Snyder, U. a Assistant Assessor, Mount
Aetna, Pa. C. Bacon, Livery Stable, Sunbury, Pa.
Horses Cured of Founder. Wolf & Wllhelm,
Danville, Pa. A. Ellis, Merchant, Washington
vllle, Pa. A. Slonaker, Jersey.
Horse Cured of Lung Fever. Hess Ss Brother,
Horse Cured of Colic Thomas Cllngan, Union
County, Fa. Hogs Cured of Cholera. H. Barr,
If. & A. Cadwalladcr. Cows Cured. Dr. J. M.
M'Cleery, H. Mccormick, Milton, Pa.
Chickens Cured of Cholera and Gapes. Dr. V.
Q. Davis. Dr. D. T.Krebs, C. W. Sticker, John and
tF9- Hundreds more could be cited whose Stock
German and English Directions. Prepared by
Druggist, Chemist and Horseman,
4 41 Milton, Pa., Northumberland co Pa.
THE subscriber having opened a new Store, one
door East of Swegers Hotel, solicits a share
ot the public patronage, lie bus Just received a
full supply of
Now Cjc o o 1 h ,
and will constantly keep on hand, a complete as
And Everything else usually kept in Stores
Call and see my stock.
ROB'T. N. WILLIS,
New Bloom field, Pa.
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