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THE TIMES, NEW BLOOMFIELD, PA., JANUARY 2, 1877.
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R. R.
ARRANOEMKNT OF PASSENGER TRAINS.
TKAIN8 LEAVE HARR1SBURG AS FOLLOWB i
For New York, at 6.20. 8.10 s. m. S.00 and
7FrPpirlMelphl, at 6.80, 6.10, 9.45 .m.I.C0
and 8.67 p. in. i
For Heading, at 6,20, 1.10, 0.48 a. m. 8.00
J.67 and 7.6ft u. m. , t
For Pottsvlfle at 6.2". (1.10 a.m.. and S.CTp.
m.and Tin Bchuylklll and Susquehanna Brancb
ForU Allentown. at 6.20, 8.10 a. in., 100,
S.67 and 7. 65p. m. .,....
The 6.20,8.10 a. tn. 2.00 p.m. and 7.56 p. m.
trains hare through cars for New York.
The 5.2, 8.10 a. in., and 2.00 p. m. trains bate
through cars (or Philadelphia.
For New York, at 5.20 a. m. . . .
ForAllentown and Way Station at 5.20 a.m.
For Reading, Philadelphia and Way Stations at
TRAINS FOR HARRISBtTRO, LEAVE AS FOL
Leave New York, at 8.45 a. m., 1.00, 5.30 and
Iave Philadelphia, at 9.15 a. m. S.40, and
7.2t p. ni.
Leave Reading, at 4.40,7.40, 11.20 a. III. 1.30,6.16
and 10.35 p. in.
Leave Pottsville, at 816, 9.15 a. m. and 4.35
And via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at
Lea've'Xllentown, at 2.30, 6.60, 8.85 a.m., 12.15
4.S0 and 9.00 p. m.
The 2.30 a. in. train from Allentown and the
4.40 a. ui. train (rom Reading do not run on Mon
days SUNDAYS I
Leave New York, at 5.30 p. ra.
Leave Philadelphia, at 7.20 p. m.
Leave Rending, at 4.40, 7.40 a. in. and 10.35 p. m.
Leave Allentown, 2.30 a. m. and 9.0Up. m.
Via Morns and Essex Rail Road.
J. E. WOOTTEN,
Pennsylvania R. R. Time Table.
On and after Monday, Nov. 27th, 1876, Pas
senger trains will run as follows:
MIffllntown Ace. 7.19. m., dally except Sunday.
Johnstown Express 12.22 P. M., dally " Sunday
Mail 6.54 P. m ., dally exceptSunday
Atlantic Express, 10.02 p.m., flag, daily.
WayPass. 9.08 a. m.. dally,
Mail 2.38 p. m. dally exceptSunday.
Httrllntown Acc. 6.55 p. M. daily except Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, 11.67P. M (Flag) dally, ex
cept Sunday. . ,.
ractilo Express, 5.10 a. m.. dally (flag)
Trains are now run by Philadelphia time, which
Is 13 minutes faster than Altoona time, and 4 min
utes slower than New York time.
J. J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, Nov. 27th, 1876, trains
will leave Duncaunon. as follows :
Mlfnintown Acc. daily except Bundayat 7.53 A. u.
Johnstown Express 12.53P. n.,daly exceptSunday.
Mail 7.30 P. M " .
Atlantic Express lu.sw p. m., aauy (nag)
Way Passenger, 8.J8 a. h., dally
Mall, 2.04 p. m dallyexcept8u
Mllllintnwn Acc. dally except Sunday at 6.10 p. w
Pittsburg Ex. daily except
unday (dag) 11.33P. M.
TUB CllICAUO & NORTH-WESTER RAILWAY
Embraces under one management the (ireat
Trunk Railway Lines of the WEST and NORTH
WEST, and, with its numerous branches and con
nections, forms the shortest and quickest route
between Chicago and all points In Illinois, Wis
consin, Northern Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Ne
braska, California aud the Western Territories.
Omaha and California Line
Is the shortest and best route for all points In
Northern Illinois, Iowa, Dakota, Nebraska, Wy
oming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, Ore
gon, China, Japan aud Australia. Its
Chicago, Madison and Bt. Paul Linb
Is the short line for Northern Wisconsin and Min
nesota, and for Madison, St. Paul, Minneapolis,
Duluth and all points In the Great Northwest. Its
WINONA AND 8T. PETER LINE
Is the only route for Winona, Rochester, Owaton.
na, Maukato, St. Peter. New Ulm, and ail points
In Southern and Central Minnesota. Its
GREEN BAY AND MARQUETTE LINE
Is the only Hue for Janesvllle, Watertown, Fond
Du Lao, Osukosh.Appleton, Green Bay.Kscanaba,
Negaunee, Marquette, Houghton, lliiucock and
tho Lake Superior Country . Its
FREEPORT AND DUBUQUE LINE
Is the only route for Elgin,
and all points via Freeport.
CHICAGO AND MILWAUKEE LINE
Is the old Lake Shore Route, and Is the only one
passing through Evanston.Lake Forest. Highland
k, Waiikegau, Racine, Kenosha toMilwaukee.
Pullman Palace Cara
are run on all through trains of this road.
This Is the ONLY LINK running these cars be
tween Chicago and St. Paul, Chicago and Milwau
kee, or Chicago and Winoua.
At Omaha our Sleepers cohnect with the Over
.and Sleepers on the Union Pact no Railroad for
Ipoints West of the Mlssouil River.
On the arrival of trains from the East or South,
the trains of the Chicago & North-Western Rail
way LEAVE CHICAGO As follows:
For Council Bluffs. Omaha and California. Two
Through Trains dally, with Fi'man Palace
urawing. nonro, ana Bleeping Cars turoucu to
- Council Blurts.
ForBt. Paul and Minneapolis, Two Through
Trains daily, with Pullman Palace Cars attached
on both trains.
For Green Bay and Lake Superior. Two Trains
dally, with Pullman Palace Cars attached, aud
running through to Marquette.
For Milwaukee. Four thronah Trains dallv,
Pullman Cars on night trains, Parlor Chair Cars
on dav trains.
For Sparta and Winona and points in Minneso
ta. One through train daily, with Pullman Sleep
ers to Winona.
For Dubuque, via Freeport.Two Throughtrains
daily, with Pullman Cars on night trains.
For Dubuque and LaCrosse. via Clinton, Two
Through Trains daily, with Pullman Caisonuight
train to McGregor, Iowa.
For Sioux City and Yankton. Two Trains dally.
Pullman Cars to Missouri Valley Junction.
For Lake Geneva, Four Trains daily.
For Hockferd, Sterling, Kenosha. Janesvifle,
and other points, you can have from two to ten
New York Offlce, No. 415 Broadway ; Boston
Oftice. No. 6. State Street j Omaha Offlce, 2.18 Karn-
bam Street: San Francisco ulllce, 121 Monteom
erv Street! rttlcaeo Ticket unices i TR2 Clark
Street, under Shorman House; Corner Canal and
Madison Streets; Klnzle Street. He Kit, corner W.
Klnzle Rnd Canal Streets; Wells Street Depot,
corner Wells and Kliule Streets.
For rates or Information not attainable from
your home ticket agents, apply to
Marvin Huohitt, Gen. Bnp't. Chlcairo.
W. B. Stennett, Gen. Pass. Ag't, Chicago. (4 ly
Stage Line Between Newport arid New
Herman to wo.
CtTAGESleaveNewGermantown dally at four
KJ o'ciock a. m. i,annisnurgan. sua. m. Green
park at 8 a.m. New BloomfleldatOM a. m.
Arriving at Newport to eonnect with the Ac
aoramodation train East.
Returningleaves Newport on the arrival of the
MallTralnfromPhlladelnbla,at2.30 p. m.
. RICE. Proprietor,
TAPIEB AND CHILDREN will and a
J splendid assortment of shoes at the one
pricestore of F. Mortimer
A WOMAN'3 TESTIMONY.
T WAS an unpopular case to defend.
The crime charged against my client
was one of shocking atrocity, the mur
der of htown child. The popular ver
dict had already condemned him, and
there wag little doubt but that of the Jury
would go the same way.
Arthur Berkley, the prisoner, had
married Edith Granger, a wealthy heir
ess whose father bad died, leaving her
his whole fortune, to the exclusion of a
profligate son whom he had disinherited
and driven from his homo.
Mrs. Berkley died within a year after
marriage, leaving an Infant a few weeks
old, a feeble little creature, requiring
constant and assiduous cure. Indeed,
Dr. Baldwin almost took up hlsquarters
in the house, often passing the night
there, that he might be at hand in case
One of these nights, the doctor, as he
afterwards stated In his evidence, after
retiring to bed, feeling Bolleitlous about
his little charge, got up and stole softly
to the nursery to see that everything was
He found the door ajar and a dim light
burning within. As he advanced, he
distinctly saw Arthur Berkley standing
by the table.holding to thechild's mouth
the bottle from which it was accustomed
to receive its food. At the sound of the
doctor's footsteps, he quickly put down
the bottle, and stealthily left the apart
ment by a side entrance.
Not a little surprised at these move
ments, the doctor approached and laid
his hand upon the child's face, which he
found in violent convulslons,which were
followed, in a few seconds, by the still
ness of death.
A pout mortem examination, and anal
ysis of the contents of the stomach,
placed It beyond doubt that prussio acid
had been administered. ' And an exami
nation of the bottle, found where Berk
ley had left it, proved that the milk in it
contained a large quantity of the same
On this evidence Berkley was arrested
and indicted for murder ; and there was
not a dissenting voice to his guilt. An
incentive to the crime was found in the
fact that, as heir to his child, he would
inherit the fortune which had descended
)to the latter through the death of its
'.mother. No wonder a deed so mon
strous, actuated by motives so mercena
ry, should excite the' deepest indigna
tion. Berkley's previous character had been
good. He had appeared gentle and
kind ; had been a devoted husband ; and;
during the brief period of its life, had
shown the tendercst attachment to his
In my conference with him, he seemed
overwhelmed with grief, but strenuously
denied all imputations of guilt, assorting
that he hud not gone to the nursery after
retiring that night, till called by the
alarm of the child's death.
Of course, his statements, in the face
of proofs bo damaglng,weighed but little.
I had no confidence in them myself.
Still, It was my professional duty to see
that a man on trial for his life, who had
entrusted me wltli ills cause, had every
right the law accorded him. This duty
performed, my conscience would be clear
whatever the result.
It would bo tedious to dwell on the
steps proceeding the trial. I Interposed
no obstacles in Its coming on speedily.
My aim was not to thwart the ends of
justice, but to see it fairly meted out.
Dr. Baldwin was the first and chief
witness. He told his story cl early and
methodically; and it was easy to see it
carried conviction to the jury. My rigid
cross-examination only served to bring
out his evidence with more distinctness
of detail. I elicited the fact, for instance
that the child's nurse lay in the same
room ; that she was asleep when the doc
tor entered, and that It was to her he
first announced the child's death. I also
examined fully as to the prisoner's acts
at the time the alarm was given , endeav
oring x show that he came from the di
rection of his own chamber, appearing
to have been just aroused from sleep.
But I made nothing of this, the witness
stating that his agitation had distracted
his attention frora these points.
Hie doctor had only recently settled
among us, but his conduct had been so
exemplary that he had made many
'friends. He had especially won the con
'fidence of the prisoner. I interrogated
him as to his past career, but brought
out nothing to his discredit.
The evidence of the chemist who made
the analysis was next put in, and the
State's attorney " rested."
" I have brought the nurse here," he
said, " but as she was asleep when the
prisoner entered, her evidence is unim
portant. I thought it my duty to have
her here, however, to afford the other
side the opportunity to call her if they
"Nothing could render the prisoner's
case more hopeless than it was already,
while something might come out to his
" I will call the witness," I said.
She was a middle-aged woman, of not
unprepossessing appearance. Her agita
tion was visible ; and I noticed that, in
taking the oath, she laid her hand beside
the book and not upon it.
." 1 ask that the witness be sworn with
her hand on the book," I sald,cal11ng at
tention to the omission.
The Judge so ordered; and the wit
ness's hand shook violently as she reluc
tantly obeyed the direction, and the oath
After a few preliminary questions as
to the hour of her retlrlng,her fulling
" What Is the next thing you remem
ber V" I asked.
The witness hesitated.
" Answer the question." said His
" I I heard a noise as of somo one
coming Into the room," she faltered.
" Did you see any one enter 1"'
I repeated the inquiry.
" I did," was the answer.
" What did the person do 1"'
The woman's face grew paler, and it
was with difficulty she found utterance.
" He came to the side of the cradle,"
she said, " with the bottle of milk in his
hand, and put it to the baby's "mouth."
The judge and State's attorney both
bent forward in eager attention. The
latter it was evident, had not expected
I felt that my questions, thus far, had
only served to draw the halter closer
about my client's neck. But I had gone
too far to retreat.
My voice trembled almost as much as
that of the witness as I proceeded.
" Did you recognize that person ?"
" I did," was the answer, scarcely au
dible. My client's life hung on the answer to
the next question I The silence of the
court-room was death-like. I dreaded to
break It. The sound of my voice startled
me when I spoke.
Who was it?" I asked.
Her lips moved, but no sound came.
" By the solemn oath you have taken
on that sacred book, and by your hopes
of salvation hereafter, I adjure you to
tell the truth I" I said, earnestly.
Her agitation was fearful to witness.
She shook from head to foot. A deadly
pallor overspread her face. Slowly rais
ing her trembling hand, and pointing at
"That is the manl" she almost
Then, in quick, wild accents she went
on to tell that on finding himself discov.
ered by reason of her waking, the cul
prit, who was no other than George
Granger,Mrs. Berkley's profligate broth
er, had disclosed to her that his purpose
was to regain his lost inheritance by put
ting out of the way those who stood be
tween him and it, promising the witness
to.provlde for her handsomely, if she
kept his secret but, when put to the
test, she had found herself unable to vio
late her solemn oath.
George Granger, alias Dr. Baldwin,
would have left the court-room, but an
officer was ordered to detain him; and
when his disguise was removed, though
he bad been absent many years, there
were many present who could testify to
My client was acquitted on the spot ;
and his cell in the prison was that night
occupied by his fulse accuser.
ANECDOTE OF JEFFERSON.
MANY amusing anecdotes are handed
down to us of Thomas Jefferson,
ahd of those who were politically oppos
ed to him. Here is one worth reKtlng :
Mr. Jefferson was in the habit of driv
ing himself in a .gig, when he made Lis
visit to his country seat, Monticello, at
Charlottesville, Virginia. He preferred
this mode of traveling to the stage-coach,
and of railways there were none then be
tween Washington and his rural resi
dence. On one of his trips he saw a boy
poorly clad, trudging along tho road
side, and accosted him, asking him if he
would like a ride. The boy promptly
and frankly accepted the Invitation, and
soon charmed his unknown friend by
his Ingeniou8,boyishconversation. After
a time Mr. Jefferson asked his compan
ion if he had ever heard of Tom Jeffer
" O, yes,1" was the quick response.
" My dad says he's the biggest rascal
Nothing daunted by this unexpected
answer, the President continued . the
conversation ; and when In reply to al
lusions purposely made to Jefferson, the
lad would exclaim that " dad said he
was a traitor to his country," he would
say, in explanation, " Oh, perhaps you
would not find him such a bad fellow
after all." When he reached the point
where his companion must leave him,
Mr. Jefferson said, as he lightly leaped
to the ground:
" You can tell your dad you had a ride
with Tom Jefferson, and he is not such
a bad fellow."
"Dogged if I do!" exclaimed the
youth. " Dad would give me the worst
licking I ever iiad if he knew I had been
riding with you."
Still amused at theyouth's persistence,
Mr. Jefferson said in a kindly tone:
" Now, my little fellow, I want you to
come and see me at the White House, in
Washington ; and you'll find that I'm
not quite as bad as your dad thinks
The boy, with a bare acknowledgment
of the friendly Invitation, ran Off to
ward big house. He was however, suf
ficiently engrossed to tell " dad" that
he was asked to go and see the President
at the White House, and meant to go.
"Nonsense!" sneered the parent;
" when you go there be will ask you
who in the world you are."
"No he won't," persisted the lad,
and I'm a going."
He was as good as his word. His fall
supplies, a homespun suit and a change
of underclothing, had just been com
pleted; and one morning, donning the
new suit and a new shirt, and putting
the remainder of his personal effects in a
handkerchief he twisted a stick through
his baggage, slung it over his shoulder,
and started briskly off to walk to Wash
ington to see his friend.
In due time the brave youngster reach
ed the capital city, and inquiring the
way to the White House, he soon found
himself at the entrance. To the servant
who appeared in response to his vigor
ous blows on the panel of the door, he
boldly demanded to see Tom Jefferson.
' Ufl'n at. tllniipr And Ima nnm nnnv "
- i j ,
replied the attendant, not a little aston
lulled at the travel-soiled boy with his
"That's nothing," promptly the ad-
venturer answered, " he told me to come
here to see him, and I've come and I
ain't going off without seeing him
There was no choice but to obey, so the
servant went to the dining-room and
told his master that a boy was outside
who said he must see thePresldent,as he
had been told to come. Mr. Jefferson at
once ordered the Intruder to be brought
in ; and the shabby youth, with his
bundle still over his shoulder, found
himself in the midst of a state dinner
party. But nothing daunted by his
strange position, when the President in
genulneastonishment exclaimed, " Who
under the sun are you ?" the youngster
" Now that's just what dad said you'd
say if I came here. I'm Charles Mor
gan, and you axed me to come when
was riding with you t'other day."
" So I did," replied the President, his
recollection of the incident reviving;
" and now you are here, sit down with
us and take some dinner."
Another plate was ordered to be placed
on the table ; and Charles Morgan took
a seat with undiminished assurance
among the fine ladies and gentlemen
Mr. Jefferson directed the dusty bundle.
to which the lad clung to the last, to be
taken to a spare bed-room,and announced
his intention of keeping the owner
thereof as his guest.
After a few days, during which the
President had greatly enjoyed the out
spoken frankness and fearless nature of
the acquaintance picked up by the way
side, he enquired of young Morgan what
he could do for him.
" What would you like to be when
you Ore a man, my fine fellow?" he
" I wont to be a colonel," was the an
swer; In whicu Charley persisted in re
ply to the question, whenever put to
mm, until one day a play-fellow was
brought to him in the shape of a young
midshipman. When', after enjoying
the society of his new acquaintance for
snort time, toe President once more
questioned mm as to his wishes in re
gard to his future, he made up his mind
with his customary decision that noth.
Ing but the navy would meet his desires.
To his great delight, Mr. Jefferson told
him that his wishes in this respect could
lie gratified. The sequel to the story is
easy told. The boy entered the ,navy,
and served hip country nobly during the
rest of hip life. And Commodore Mor
gan I am told by those who knew him
best always preserved the honest sim
plicity of character . and 'fearlessness
which so attracted " Tom" Jefferson
when he met the outspoken Charlie
Morgan on the Virginia highway.
Doing a Cabman.
lOCTOIt Tim Swinney was one of
the best fellows in his time on this
planet, which, unfortunately, owing to
an ardent temperament and taste for the
ardent generally, was but brief. He was
a medical student at tho Baltimore
University, pulled through somehow,
and graduated. Then he began to prac
tice; but it was practice similar to Mr.
Bob Sawyer's in the novelchiefly on
the medical diinking glasses. Tim had
hosts of friends, legions of creditors, aud
seldom a dollar; but the abene of the
lust made little difference with him, as
he paid on the principle of good govern
ment altogether in promises. His tricks
in financiering were sometimes most
amuning. and one of the best as follows:
On a certain Saturday night Tim was
out late having a good time with three
friends, and about midnight they found
locomotion somewhat difficult. One of
them suggested a carriage; but the whole
four could not muster a fourth of the
sum to pay for It." Never mind," said
Tim. "I'll fix it." He bailed a hack,
all got in and were deposited one after
another each at his place of residence,
leaving Tim to settle with the cabman.
At length his boarding bouse also was
reached, and cabby got down and open
ed the carriage door. He found Tim,
apparently very drunk, on his knees
searching the floor of the vehicle. I
shay," he stammered tlpsily. "I've d '
dropped a twenty-dollar note hie on
the floor. Help me to search for it."
'Are you sure you dropped it in the
carriage ?" inquired cabby.
" Courshel am, cos I drop dropped
my pocket-book too. Help me to find
it, can't you?" Cabby suggested they
had better get a light. " You go In and
Cabby suggested that he was a stran
ger, and would probably be taken for a
burglar If he made entrance at that un
seemly hour; but' he offered to help
Tim to the door and to stand there till
he returned with a lamp. Tim finally
consented, and was assisted with great
difficulty up the front steps ; the door
was opened with his latch key, and he
staggered In, Cabby immediately ' dar
ted to the box and rattled away. " Stop
thief!" shouted Tim; but with a loud
laugh the hackman whipped up his
horse, whirled round the corner and dis
appeared. I don't think he has found
that pocket-hook yet.
How One Word Changed The Readfngv
Highlanders have the habit, wheiv
talking their English, as it is, of inter
jecting the personal pronoun "he" where-
not required, such as "The king he has'
come," instead of "The king has come."'
Often in consequence, a sentence or ex--pression
is rendered sufficiently ludic
rous, as the sequel with show. A gen
tleman says he has had 'the pleasure of
listening to a clever man, the Rev.
M , let his locality be a secret, and'
recently he began his discourse thus :
"My friends you'll find the subject of
discourse this afternoon in the first
epistle general of the Apostle Peter,
chapter 6th and verse 8th, in the words,
'The devil he goeth about as a
roaring lion, seeking whom he may de
vour.' Now, my friends, we will divide
the subject of our text into four heads.
Firstly, we shall endeavor to ascertain,
'Who the devil he was ?' Secondly, we
shall inquire into the geographical posi
tionnamely, 'Where the devil he was
going?" Thirdly, and this la of a per
sonal character 'Who the devil he was
seeking?' And fourthly and lastly, we
shall endeavor to solve a question which
has never been solved yet 'What the
devil he was roaring about ?' "
A Sensible Dog.
Here is an anecdote with a sharp
moral that comes to us all the way from
Australia : Sixty years ago, when I was '
a teacher in Kilmalcum parish, says
John Fraser, I was using whiskey bit
ters for my stomach's sake. One day I
dipped a piece of cake In it and gave it
to the dog. He grudgingly ate It,
curling up his lips to avoid the taste."
Erelong he became tipsy he howled
most piteously, and unnaturally looked
up in my face as if for help. He begun
to stagger and fall like a drunken man. '
The appearance of his face and eyes
were extraordinary. He lay on the
floor and howled until the effects of the
drink wore off. The dog never forgot
the trick. Whenever afterward I went
to the dresser for the bottle he hastened
to the outside of the house. One day,
the door being shut, he sprung at one
bolt through a pane of glass, to get out
side. So much for the wisdom of the
dog infinitely surpassing that of foolish
H3T A lady in the Christian Union
takes Dr. Tyng to task for saying that
if all the women in his congregation
would give up "three-buttoned glovefe"
and wear one-buttoned, the saving
would be enough to secure a support for
his orphan house, and she asks "Why,'
if there is self-denial to be done, 13 it
always required of women ?" She con
cludes: "If Mr. Tyng does, not succeed
with his gloves, let him try upon cigars;
there would be more than the saving in
gloves. He would gain by it, and the
men of his congregation would be
cleaner and live longer."
t" Sheridan, being on a Parlimentary
committee, one day entered the room as
all of the members were seated and ready
to commence business. . Perceiving no
empty seat,he bowed,and looking round
the table with a droll expression of coun
tenance, said, "Will any gentleman
woie that I may take the chair
A widower was recently rejected
by a damsel who didn't want affection
that had been " warmed over."
IsF Difficult Punctuation Putting a
t-top to a gossip's tongue.