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NEW BL00MFIELD, PENN'A.
Tuesday, November 29, 1870.
Johnstown is tho eleventh city in
the State in population. The order is
thus: Philadelphia Pittsburg, Alleghe
ny, Scranton,. Heading, Uarrisburg,
Lancaster, Erie, Allcntown, Williams
port, Johnstown and Easton.
A Special Election will he held in
the First Senatorial District on the 20th
of December, to elect a State Senator in
place of Mr. Watt, who died last week.
This is a very important election, as since
the death of Mr. Watt, both parties have
an equal strength in the Senate, and con
sequently, whichever party is successful
in this contest, will have control of
that branch of the State legislature.
Both parties will undoubtedly be careful
to put good men in nomination, and put
forth extra exertion to secure their
ggf An important case under Consti
tutional law is about coming before the
Kansas courts, and will, in any probabil
ity, be by those tribunals shifted to the
Supreme Court, of the United States. In
accordance with a proclamation forbiding
the Mormons drilling as soldiers, mem
bers of the armed and uniformed militia
men of Brigham Young have been ar
rested. These persons claim that under
the Constitution of the United States
they are citizens and have the right to
bear aims, and perfect themselves in
military exercises. Governor Shaffer's
proclamation was aimed at the Mormon
soldiers, because they are believed to be
preparing for armed resistance against
the national authorities, whose code of
laws they now appeal to for protection.
Tho trial will, doubtless throw much light
on the real designs of the Mormon
8-The Board of Directors of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Co., at the meet
ing on the 23rd inst., adopted a resolu
tion pledging the Company to unite with
the commercial, manufacturing and in
dustrial interests of the city of Philadel
phia in the establishment of a lino of
four steamships to ply between that port
and some ports of Europe. It is pro
posed to ask the Legislature for a char
ter with a minimum capital of $700,000,
with power to increase to $5,000,000.
The roilroad company will subscribe
$400,000 of the capital stock, provided
the balance, $300,000 bo subscribed by
other responsible parties. Bonds of the
Steamship Company aro to be issued to
the amount of $1,500,000, bearing five
per cent, interest, and payable in twenty
five years, which bonds are to be guaran
teed, principal and interest, by the Penn
sylvania llailroad Company.
QfThe New York Express says :
" Some time since, a scaffolding in the
Albany shop of the Central railroad
broke, and killed one man and crippled
another. Tho cripple sued and received
$10,000. Tho widow of tho dead man
sued, and, although she introdued the
samo testimony that gave the cripple
$10,000, sho was ordered out of court as
having no cause for action. She has se
cured an order for a new trial, but if she
wins that, her damages cannot exceed
$5,000, there being a statute limiting a
verdict in favor of a person killed by an
accident, in this State, to that amount.
So wo seo tho legal difference in the
value of a man killed and a man crippled
by a railroad company is extensive, and
not in favor of the dead."
gSFA young lady having read about a
man having invented a stove which con
sumes its own smoko, hopes he will de
vise some method whereby tobacco
smokers can be run on the same econom
The Next Congress.
Below we give a table showing the re
spective strength of the two parties in
in the 42nd Congress. Full returns may
change the result in one or two districts :
40th Cong. 41st Cong. 42nd Cong.
l)eni. lief. Dem. Bop. Dcm, Hep,
al Pi 41
reported 12 72 17
Total 43 1G6 58 159 92 125
The following States have notyetelect-
cd members of the r orty-fcecond Con
gress: New Hampshire 3; Connecticut
4; Georgia 7; Texas 4; and California
3. To the Forty-First Congress, these
States, not including Georgia, elected
four Democrats and ten Kepublicans.
On Friday of last week, Mr. A. L.
Mahaffey, who has been engaged
teaching school in Meig3 township, was
fatally stabbed by a young Jones, aged
14, son of William Jones, under the fol
lowing circumstances :
On Thursday Mr. Mahaffoy corrected
the youth for tho violation of the rules of
the school, and on the next day (i'riuay)
Mr. Mahaffey found it necessary to cor
rect him again, for the samo offense, and
very improperly informed the lad that he
could go home, which he accordingly did,
and in a short time returned to the school
Iioubo accompanied by his father, who
invited Mr, Mahaffey out of tho house
Immediately an altercation ensued, Ma
haffey securing Jones in such a position
as not to receive any hurt. Jones called
to his son to stab him (Mahaffey) to the
heart, which the boy obeyed, the knife
entering four inches on the right side be
low tho shoulder blade, and peuetrating
the cavity of the right lung.
Jones and his son were arrested by
Constable Thoroman, and taken before
Esquire Nixon for preliminary examina
tion, and were held to bail in the sum of
$1,500. While hunting bail, the father
and son made their escape from the cus
tody of the constable and are now at
Mr. A. L. Mahaffey is one of the very
best of the young men of our country,
and has a splendid education, is a regular
graduate of the Lebanon Institution, and
could command the highest salary in the
best schools of Ohio. Ho was only in
duced to take a country school that he
might enjoy the society of his parents
while pursuing his medical studies. West
H A noted safe burglar named Scott,
was arrested by chief of police Ilayne, of
Pittsburg, some days since, and lodged
in the Beaver county jail lor trial. On
Tuesday, a despatch was received, in
Pittsburg, stating that he, in company
with another prisoner had escaped, lhe
Pittsburg Commercial, of Wodnesday,
contains tho following account of tho af
fair : The escape took place a little be
fore 7 o'clock on Sunday evening. Sup
per had been served, and the time come
for putting up the prisoners for the night.
The sheriff, or jailor, not feeling well,
gave the keys to his wife, who, accom
panied by her son, her hired girl, and
her hired man, started into tho jail, for
the purpose of securing the prisoners in
their cells. On entering, she beheld, as
she supposed, all of them seated around
the stove, but just as she opened the
door leading into the corridor, Howard,
who had gotten behind it, placed himself
suddenly in front of her, and planting his
feet between the door and facing, pre
vented her closing it. Just then Scott,
or Cox as you please, left his scat near tho
stove, ran to the door, and striking tho
jailor's wife in the breaBt, landed her
away from the door, both he and Howard
darted through. Only a few steps had
been taken, when they encountered tho
hired girl, and sho was knocked down as
was tho hired man, and the son of the
jailor. A largo bull-dog belonging to
the jailor, uow seized fecott by tho leg,
and, despite the most strenuous exertions,
he was unable to beat the poor animal
off for awhile. During the worry with
tho dog, the hired girl, who had regained
her feet, endeavored to cut off flight, by
running through the hall, where the pris
oners were, and closing and locking the
front door, but Scott got there just as
she did, and knocked her down, after
wards knocking down the jailor's wife,
near tho samo place. Opening the door,
he did not wait to pass from tho hall in
the ordinary way, but leaped fully 18
feet, it is Baid the dog being almost car
ried with him before it released its hold,
The sceno was exciting in tho ex
treme, and it seemed as if Scott and his
companion were able to overcome every
obstacle thrown in their way, A search
of the neighborhood was at once insti
tuted, but, of course, Scott and his com
panion could not be found not even
traces of them could bo ascertained. Ho
was to have been tried yesterday, which
probably accounts for tho desperate plan
resorted to and carried out this his
fifth or sixth escape from prison walls,
or a felon's cell.
Suicide at Niagara.
A few days ago a woman came to the
Falls, stopped at the Spencer House, and
registered her name is Mrs. Hill, from
Chicago. We do not learn that any
time previous to the principal event of
our story her deportment was such, as
to attract attention and arouse suspicion;
but yesterday (Sunday") morning, sho
walked out enveloped in a waterproof
cloak, and proceeded to the bridge that
spans tho turbulent stream between Goat
Island aud the mainland.
Here she walked to and fro on the
footpath for a few minutes, in a manner
which showed sho desired to attract the
attention of somebody. Her singular ac
tions did, very shortly, call tho attention
of a man employed in tho vicinity. When
she saw that ho was watched, she ceased
her promenade, halted a moment close to
the railing of the bridge, and then climbed
over it and stood on the extreme outer
edge of the structure. The man who
had been watching her at this juncture
started to approach her, but before he
could reach her, she raised her cloak,
pulled it over her head, and plunged
headlong into tho waters below. All
those who are acquainted with the spot
will readily guess how rapidly the doomed
woman was washed out of sight, and how
useless to attempt to save.
The person who had seen the perform
ance at once made known the circum
stances. It coming to the ears of the
landlord of the Spencer House, he at
once went to her room. There ho found
two letters, one addressed to himself and
the other addressed to a Mr. Avery,
Chicago. Tho letter to the landlord in
formed him that in a drawer in tho room
ho would find $25, from which she wished
him to take pay for her board, and asked
him to forward the other letter to its des
tination. The letter was so sent, and a
dispatch has been received from Mr.
Avery requesting all the particulars of
the sad occurrence. I his is the extent
of the present developments in the case.
But there must be a sequel, or rather
a first chapter, to the melancholy story,
yet to bo opened aud read.
Three Acres of Timber Land Suddenly
Disappear Below the Surface.
The inhabitants of the Basket Station
on the Delaware Division, Erie Railway,
were treated to a first-class sensation.
About two miles north of the place three
acres of land heavily timbered with
hemlock, occupying an elevated position,
suddenly sank below the surface, disap
pearing in a manner similar to a- load of
dirt wheu tho bottom is let out of the
wagon. There was uo apparent cause,
but it has certainly sunk to the depth of
about forty leet, leaving the tops of tho
trees just visible above tho surface. Tho
sinking was accompanied by a loud crash,
which died away in a dead rumble, heard
at a considerable distance. The trees are
standing in their natural positions, having
evidently experienced no particular in
jury in their descent.
It is usual when such freaks of nature
occur for the sunken earth to be imme
diately submerged by volumes of water,
but in this case no such phenomenon at
tend. The soil is of clayey nature, and
the sides of the chasm formed by tho
sinking present a smooth and even ap
pearance, as if a huge spade had been
thrust down, and tho earth thrown out.
The pcoplo at the Basket, and from
tho surrounding couutry for miles, visited
tho scene of tho phenomenon on Sunday,
and viewed it with awe aud consternation.
They don't like to be close to where the
bottom seems to bo dropping out of ter
restrial things. Port Jerri Gazette.
tW One night last week tho covering of
an old well sixty foot deep in tho street at
Cincinnati, broke through aud an old lady
went down with tho debris. . All efforts
to recover her body were unavailing.
Horrible Outrage and Robbery.
James F. Shoop, of Philipsburg, has
been engaged during the summer in
Huntingdon county, hauling bark. On
the ninth inst., about 8 o'clock, p. M., on
his return, within two miles of home, he
was met by three men who ordered him
to halt, and pointing a pistol at him de
manded his money. They gagged him
with a stout chestnut limb, bound his
wrists with a halter chain, and then took
from him his pocket-book containing
$423 tho whole amount of his season's
work, and the sale of one of his mules.
After throwing his empty pocket-book
into tho wagon, they bcut down a stout
sapling, and inserted it under the chain
between his wrists, and then let it spring
back, tho weight of Mr. Shoop barely
sufficing to givo him a foot hold upon
the ground, his arms extended above his
head by the tension, and his head
thrown back by the gag. In this posi
tion they left him, and he was not dis
covered till G o'clock the next morning,
haviug suffered terribly during the cold
night. If these villains should bo dis
covered they ought to be lynched. Reg.
Miscellaneous News Items.
tW Forty of tho Baton Rouge rioters
have uecn discharged.
dF" Postmaster General Crcswell is now
"tho oldest inhabitant" in tho Cabinet
tho only original membei left.
CMr. Porry, of Michigan, traded his
wife for an old shot-gun and $5 to boot,
lie' s a Perry-pathetic fraud.
KW "Never mind the obituary, judge,"
said a Montana culprit when the court be
came pathetic in pronouncing tho sontence.
"Let's fix tho time for the funeral."
Twelve men under the sentence of
death in Cuba were pardoned by De Rodas
at the Havana celebration of tho election
of tho Duke of Aosta to the Spanish throne.
KW Tho largest criminal list over known
uetoro a court is being tnea uy tne criminal
court at Louisville Ky. No less than, six
teen cases of murder have been returned by
the grand jury and several yet to be investi
EST" John McClollau, a Johnstown tinner,
while engaged in clipping tin from the bot
tom of a wash boiler, was struck in tne eye
by a piece which flew up suddenly, and so
badly injured that it is icarea no wiu loso
EST" The Conestoga Cork Factory, owned
by Cadwell & Co., was burned at ten o'clock
on the 19th inst. During the progress of
the names a wall lell burying, live ttremcn,
two of whom it is feared will dio. The loss
is estimated at $30,000. It is insured for
$15,000. The fire is supposed to have been
kindled by an incendiary.
tW A poor but honest youth at Will
mington, N. C, was recently encouraged
to be good and virtuous by a reward of ten
cents for finding and restoring to the own
er a pocket-book containing $435. The In
dividual whoso liberality was thus striking
ly tested is said to be exceedingly wealthy.
EST Woman's ability to protect herself
was again demonstrated in Kansas a short
time since. A woman at Baxter Springs
in that State, whoso house had been attack
ed by a crowd of drunken Texan drovers,
suddenly appeared in the hallway with a
revolver, and kept up a steady fire on the
ruffians until the arrival of tho police.
E3F" At New York on tho 19th inst.,
James Kelly, a wealthy and respectably con
nected man, was held in $2000 on a charge
of burglariously entering tho residence of
William Lt. .Feck, adjoining nelly's, in July
last, while tho family wero absent, and
stealing clothing valued at $1000. Part of
tho stolen property was found in a bed
room in Kelly s house.
Mrs. Plank, of Killingly, Conn., claims
to bo tho oldest woman iu tho United States
who retains complete possession of her fac
ulties. She was born on the 20th of Octo
ber, 1755, and has a vivid recollection of
very important events in the history of tho
Republic. Her father, John Graves, was
a soldier of the Revolution. Mrs. Plank is
probably the only centenarian in the country
who 'does not claim tho honor of having
beon on terms of intimacy with George
The Peck-Wilson divorce case, now on
trial iu New York, is a nice family story to
como before tho public. Peck wanted
money and his mother agreed to let him
have $30,000 if ho would get rid of his wife.
Thon his wife, in order that he might get
tho $30,000 agreed to make no plea against
a divorce, provided he would marry her
again. So as it stood it was a nice conspi
racy to cheat the elderly Mrs. Peck, who
deserved to bo cheated. But Peck being
free, did not fuel like resuming his chains
again, and houce tho litigation.
E1T" Annio Miller, aged 14 years, in tho
employ of Henry Geoblo, No. 1528 Mascher
street Philadelphia, was so badly burned
last Wednesday morning that her lifo is
despaired of. Sho had lighted tho fire in
the stove, and to make it burn moro rapid
ly, poured oil on it from a can. The flames
communicated with the contents of the can,
and, as a matter of course, thore was an
explosion. The scattering oil, in addition
to burning the girl, set fire to the house.
Annie was removed to St. Mary's Hospital. I
iQho Nov'r. i
A Splendid Assortment of
DRY - GOODS,
Suitable for the Season ore now for Sale by the
A.T LOW I'HIOICS :
OUR STOCK OF
Shawls and Casimercs
Will be fount! the most com
plcte 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.
HOUSES CURED OF GLANDERS. Aaron
Snyder, II. S. Assistant Assessor, Mount
Aetna, Fa, C. Btfeon, Livery Stable, Sunbury, l'a.
Horses Cured of Founder. Wolf & Wlllielm,
Danville, l'a. A. Ellis, Merchant, Washington
vllle, Fa. A. Slonaker, Jersey.
Horse Cured of Lung Fever. Hess & Brother,
Horse Cured of Colic Thomas Clingan, Union
County, l'a. Hogs Cured of Cholera. H. Barr,
11. & A. Cadwnllader. Cows Cured. Dr. J. 11.
M'Cleery, II. McCormlck, Milton, l'a.
Chickens Cured of Cholera and Gapes. Dr. tl.
Q. Davis. Dr. 1). T.Krcbs, O. W. Sticker, John and
5. Hundreds more could be cited whose Stock
; German and English Directions. Prepared by
: . CYRUS BROWNJ
; ' . Druggist, Chemist and Horseman,
4 41 , Milton, Pa,, Northumberland co Pa.
IVEJW STORE !
THE subscriber having opened a new Store, one
door East of Swegers Hotel, solicits a share
of the public patronage. He has Just received a
full supply of
IV o w O o o d h ,
and will constantly keen on hand, a complete as
DRY-GOODS, , GROCERIES
Q VEENS WA RE HARDWARE ,
ROOTS & SHOES, JIATSdc CAPS.
And Everything else usually kept iu Stores.
Call and see my stock.
KOB'T. N. WILLIS,
New Bloomfleld, Pa.
New Carriage Jlanufaetory,
On High Stueet, East op Cakuhlb St.,
Xew Bloomfleld, renn'a.
THE stibscrilx-r has built a largo and commodi
ous Shop on High St., East of Carlisle Street,.
New Hloomlleld, l'a., where he is prepared to man
ufacture to order
On r r i a ' e n
Of every description, out of tho best material..
Sleighs of every Style,
built to order, and finished In the most artistic and'
TO- Having superior workmen, he is prepared
to furnish work that will compare favorably with
the best City Work, and much more durable, ami
ut much more reasonable rates.
f REPAIRING of all kinds neatly and prompt
ly done. A call Is solicited.
A Hotel Stand having a GOOD RUN OF CUSTOM:
for sale. Apply to
4 41 tf
8. H. GALBRATTH
New Blooinlleld, Pa..
ALL KINJS OF JOB PIUNTIXU
Neatly executed ut the BloouiUeld Time.
Steam Job Onice.