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THE TIMES, NEW BLOOMFlELt), PA., MAltCH 0, 1877.
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R, R.
AHKANGEMENT OF PASSENGER TRAINS.
November 2Stli, 1 87.
TRAINS LEAVE HAIIrIsBUKU AB FOLLOWS:
For Kew York, at 5.20, B.10 a. m. 2.00 and
V"rPi'imiadelphla, at 5.20, B.10, IMS a.m. 2.(0
"tt.r heading, at B.20, 8.10, 9.5 a. m. a.OO
'Kor'rouivlfle'at 6.20. 8.10 a.m.. and M7p.
in., and via Schuylkill mid Susquehanna Branch
For" Allentown, at 5.20, 8.10 a.m., 8.00,
m. 2.00 p.m. and .7.56 p. m.
trains have through caisfor New ;
The 5.20, 8.10 a.m.. and 2.00 p. m. trains have
through cars lor I'hlladelphla.
For New York, at 5.20 a. m. . , ,
For Allentown and Way stations at 5.20 a.m.
For Reading, Philadelphia aud Way Stations at
TRAINS FOR HARRISBUKO, LEAVE AS FOL
Lcavo New York, at 8.45 a. in., 1.00, 5.30 and
Leave Philadelphia, at 0.15 a. m. 3.40, and
7'lIeSvenkeadlng, at 4.40,7.40, 11.20a. m. 1.30,6.15
and 10.3-i p. in. . . ,
Leave l'otlsvllle, at (1.15, 9.15 a. m. and 4.35
P And via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at
8.05 a. in.
Leave Allentown, at 2.30, 5,!i0,8.65 a.m., 12.15
4.30 and O.uo p. m. . . t .
The 2.30 a. m. train from Alleatown and the
4.40 a. in. train from Heading do not run on Mon-
day SUNDAYS :
Leave New York, at 5.80 p. m.
Leave Philadelphia, at 7.20 p. m.
Lave RendiiiB, at 4.40, 7.40a. in. and 10.36 p. m.
Leave Allentown, 2.30 a. ni. and 9.00 p. m.
Via Morris and Kfcsex Rail Road.
J. K. WOOTTKN, "
Pennsylvania II. It. Time Table.
On and after Monday, Nov. 27th, 187d. Pas
senger tramswlll run as follows:
Mimintown Acc. 7.19 a. m., dally except Sunday.
Johnstown Express 12.22 P. M., daily " Sunday
Mail 6.54 p. M., dally exceptSunday
Atlantic Express, iv.tn p.m., nag, aai ly.
Way Pass. 9.08 a. M., dally,
Mail 2.38 P. m. daily exceptSiniday
Miltlintown Acc. 8.65 P. M. daliyexcept Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, 11.67P. M., (Flag) dally, ex.
PaciHn Knr. 6.10 a. 111., dallv (flasl
Train urn now run bv Philadelbhla time, which
Is 13 minutes faster than Altoona time, and 4 min
utes sower than Hew xomume.
J.J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, Nov. 27th, 1876,tralus
will leave Duncannon. as iomows :
Mlffllntown Acc. dally except Sundayat 7.63 a. m.
Johnstown Express iz.03P.M.,aaiyexceinnuniiay
Mail 7.30 P. M. .... " "
AJauticExpreVs'io!29 p." m." dally (flag)
Wav Passeneer. 8.J8A. M.. daily
Mail, 2.04 P. m dallyexceptSiinday.
Mlllllntown Acc. daily except Sunday at O.ltip.M.
Pittsburg Ex. daily except Sunday (flag) 11.33I-. M.
v w ai. J. auiu AKBUl..
1 QUI G LEY & (K).,
Would respectfully inform the public that they
nave opeuea a new
m Bloomtleld. on Carlisle Street, two doors North
of the Foundry, where they will manufacture
HARNESS OF ALL KINDS,
Saddles, Bridle, Collars,
and every thing usually kept in a nrst class es
tablishment. Give us a call before going else
where. .FINK HARNESS ft Siteciality.
REPAIRING done on short notice and at rea
HIDES taken in exchange for work.
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Bloomtleld, January 9, 1877.
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I am compose J of 113 letters.
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My 11, 23, 1, 4, 0, 14, 10 Is a low level coun
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destitute of trees.
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scriber to tlio TimM. Answer next week.
Was It a Mean Trick?
I HAD lutt'ly been appointed a deputy
sherlir in a backwoods county. I
had gone West to begin life, and this be
ing the first employment ofl'ered me, I
gladly accepted It.
" Here, Beott," said the head deputy,
as I entered the ofllce one morning, " is
a warrant for you to nerve; It's for Jim
Dade. You'll see directions there how
to find him,! he added, toRglng me over
Klliot, the head deputy, had treated
me far from civilly from the start. He
seemed piqued at the partiality shown
me by our principal, who was serving
his lust term, and whose influence for
the succession, to which Klliot aspired,
the latter was especially anxious to se
cure. The warrant appears to be an old
one," I remarked, after examining the
" More reason that its execution be
not further delayed," was the gruff re-
I made no reply, but ascertaining from
a memorandum pinned to the warrant.
the locality of Dade's residence, 1 pre
pared toset out at once to do the duty
The writ contained a serious criminal
charge. But what manner of a man
the accused might lie whether one like
ly to obey or to resist the law's com
mandsI could not surmise. As Mr.
Klliot had said nothing about furnishing
assistance, I hesitated to broach the sub
ject, fearing he might attribute the sug
gestion to timidity.
The country was thinly settled, and
abounded in game; and, being some
what of a sportsman, on starting on my
mission I donned my hunting accoutre
ments and shouldered my rifle.
I went afoot, for two reasons first,
the nearest May lay through the forest,
and next, I had a better chance of
getting a shot at something on the
I sauntered along leisurely, keeping,
for a time, a keen lookout; but seeing
nothing worth the waste of powder, my
thoughts gradually settled down to the
business I had In hand. I must con
fess I wished it well over. Jim Dade
might prove to be an ugly hand to -deal
with in a lonesome place, without wit
nesses. At any rate, the testimonial to
his character, then in my iocket, was
not such as to increase my confidence.
" Do you know Mr. Dado ?" I In
quired, at length, of a settler whom I
found cleaning up a patch of ground
near his cabin.
"Jim Dade?" ho asked.
" Yes," I replied, " can you direct mo
to his house V"
" You'll hardly find him thar, strang
er," was the answer; "you see, him an'
the sheriff's folks been kedpin' outer one
another's way like, for awhile back.
Jim, he bunks in the woods mostly ,with
his rifle for a bedfellow, an' t'others, I.
guess, don't keer to schrouge him too
" Is he a dangerous character V"
" Wall, no not ef you give him his
own way an' take all his sass, an' don't
jaw back. But Jim is a lectio kantank
erous sometimes, ef you rile him. Jest
ask Jabo Elliot," continued the settler,
with a chuckle. " He came out here to
nab Jim awhile ago. Wall, Jim, he
pin tod his rifle at him, and sarved noils
onto him to git,and Jabe did git, niakin'
a leetle the best time ever seed In these
This cleared up considerably Mr. El
liot's motive in detailing me for the
" Ef you've partlc'lar business with
Jim," the settler added,. "you moutrun
agin him over thar in them woods,
'crost the gulch," waving his hand in
the direction Indicated.
I felt it my duty not to return without
making an effort to accomplish the ob
ject of my coming, so thanking the
man for his information, I started to
make what use of it I might.
I had not proceeded far when the re
port of a gun drew my attention. Fol
lowing the report I soon came in sight
of a man standing beside a fine buck,
probably just brought down by the shot
I had heard. . The huntsman was In the
act of reloading hit) rifle, when he fin
ished by putting ou the ap as I ap
proached. Turning quickly at the sound of my
advance, the face he revealed was to the
last degree sinister and repulsive.' Some
thing told me I had found my man. . If
so, it was no child's play I had before
" You've had lietter luck than myself,
friend," I accosted the hunter blandly;
" I've been out all day without getting a
"You'd likely a missed ef you had,"
he growled, with a contemptuous glance
at my new rifle and trnpplngs.
" I count myself a pretty fair shot," I
"Humph I you sniptlous chap ain't
much out yer In the woods."
" 1 would like to try a shot at a mark
with you," I said, pretending to bo a
" (Stranger, do you wont ter have the
consate tooked out o' yer?" returned
" I am willing for a trial of skill with
you," I answered. -.
" Name your distance, and but your
gun agin mine," he said.
" Blxty yards, and done I" I replied.
Wetting a little powder, he blacked a
round spot on the white bark of a beach,
indicating the centre by the Intersection
of t wo lines across it. The distance was
stepped off and all was ready.
"Which one shoots first V" queried
" Uo ahead," I answered ; " I want to
see what I have got to beat."
" It's all one to me," he replied, lev
eling his rifle carelessly, and firing with
a quick aim. " You'll find I've druv
the centre," he said, as we advanced to
look. And so, Indeed, he had.
" Wall It's your turn now," he added
with a look of triumph.
"Wait a minute," 1 said; "your
name is Jim Dade V"
"Wall, what In thunder difference
does that make V"
" Only this," I answered. " I'm a
deputy sheriff, and I have a warrant for
your arrest. Here's a copy," and I
thrust it into his hand.
" Wall, what are you going to do
" Take you wltlrme, dead or alive!"!
exclaimed, stepping back and present
ing ray rifle.
The desperado saw the game was up.
He gave me a fierce scowl, and glanced
around as if meditating flight.
" If you move a step," I said, In a de
termined tone, "I'll Bend a bullet
through your head. I'm marksman
enough for that, you'll find."
" Put your wrists In these, I added,
holding out a pair of handcuffs, at the
same time standing aloof and keeping a
sharp lookout lest l slioum be sprung
upon and overpowered unawares.
"It's a drotted menu trick you've
sarved ine, after drawin' my fire,"
whined Jim, completely cowed.
mi a snap tue manacles were
fastened, und taking my prisoner's arm,
I morched him to Jail without further
The story of Jabe Elliot's fast time
got out before the next election, and
that worthy, Instead of gaining his suc
cession, retired to the shades of private
Quaint though the construction 1ms .of
the following poem, yet never has the
story or tne 4Jross rjecn told with more
beautiful simplicity :
Blest they who seek,
Willie In their youth.
With spirits meek,
The way of truth.
To them the sacred Scriptures now display,
Christ as the only, true, and living way;
His precious blood on Calvary was Riven
To make us heirs of endless bliss In heaven.
And e'en on earth thechlld of Qod cantraoe
The glorious blessliiKS of htsSavior'SKiace.
For them He bore
H Is Father's frown ;
For them He wore
The thorny crown;
X ailed to the Cross,
Endured its pain.
That His life's loss
Mlcht be their gain.
Then haste tochoose
That better part.
Nor e'en dare refuse
The Lord thy heart,
Ist He declare,
" I know you not ;"
And deep despair
Should be your lot .
Now to Jesus, who on Calvary died.
And trust on Him alone who there was crucified.
The First President.
nPlLE opinion that Washington Was
X our nrsi rresiuent is a very preva
lent one ; and yet it U by no means tha
literal truth. Undoubtedly he was the
first President under our present Cou.
stitution ; but he had fourteen prcdeces
sors under the revolutionary government
and confederation. The first of these
was Peyton Randolph of Virginia, who
was chosen September 5th, 1774, and
who died In office shortly afterward
October 22nd, 1774. He was succeeded
by Henry Middleton of South Carolina,
wuo remained In ofllce. until May 24th,
1775, at which time John Hancock of
Massachusetts, was elected. The latter
served until November 1st, 1777, when
Henry Laurens of South Carolina suc
ceeded him. Next came John Qay of
New York, who was appointed Decern
her 10th, 1778. In 1779-September 28th
Ntinuel Huntingdon of Connecticut en
tered upon the discharge of the duties of
the office. His term continued until
July 10th, 1781, when Thomas Dean of
Delaware was appointed. His succes
sor was John Hanson of Maryland, who
was chosen November 5th, 1781. Next
In order was Ellas Bomllnot of New
Jersey, who was elected November 4th,
17H2- Thomas Mifflin of Pennsylvania
was appointed November 3rd, 1782.
Next came lllcliard Henry Lee of
Virginia, November aoth, 1784 ; Na
thanlel Gorman of Massachuselts,June,
nth, 178(1 ; Arthur St. Clair of Pennsyl
vanla, February 2nd, 178T ; and Cyrus
(Irlffln of Virginia, January 22nd, 1788
who was succeeded by George Wash
ington, first President under the Federal
Constitution, April 30th, 1780.
the ofllce of a West
E CAME Into
End undertaker, yesterday, with a
look of great care upon his honest face.
His eyes were heavy and slightly blood
shot, telling of nightly vigils and loss
of .sleep. The soft hearted man of cof
fins looked upon his visitor with a gaze
full of pity and thankfulness pity, for
the customer's loss, thankfulness for
his patronage. He was so young to be
burdened with the loss of a dear one by
The manufacturer of burial cases
nodded a silent assent and condoling
recognition ; the young man from the
country said :
Then ensued a painful silence, broke
at length by the man of grave bus!.
"Can I do anything for you to-day,
" Wall, I reckln' so, stranger 1"
Another silence. Once moro the
undertaker began by suggesting : "Your
The young man stared a moment,
then, as a light gradually broke upon
his perplexed mind, he smiled a smile
more suggestive of sorrow than hap.
iiness, and replied :
"No my wife."
" Sudden V"
" No-expected su'thun' of the kind
for several months."
" When did it happen ?"
"Bout 5 o'clock this morning."
" Bather." (Spoken carefully, and
expressive of some doubt.
" About what do you want the cost
of it tb lie?"
" Don't care a dui nation for expenses
git It up kinder nice. I'll treat her
handsum', because she is the first one I
" Very well, my friend; you'll have
it lined with white satin, I suppose
'.' Jest as you say,Btrangcr."
" (Silver lieaded screws, too, 1 sup
Y-a-s, I s'pose so. An', stranger, just
put a bully top to It."
"Oh, of course; and you'll want
glass in it, also, I suppose ?"
" Y-a-s oh certainly you bet. Git
her up Btilptious, you know, old fel
low. None of your dratted one-horse
flxln's for me. No, slr'ee."
"Just so. Silver haudles,of course?'
" Eh ? What'B that you Bay, stranger
silver handles ? I kin stand silver
screws, and slob, but there's no use
niakin' tlio hull tarnation tray of sliver.
The thing has to be moved, and must
have handles, but I ain't quite so stuck
up as that now not quite, stranger.
"Very well," acquiesced the man of
obsequies. " I'll put ordinary handles
" Eggs actly thems 'em, mister
now yer talkln'. Ord'nary liandles'll
do. But I say, stmngor (reflectively)
make the wheels glisten like thun
"Yas, wheels. What's the matter
with you, anyhow ?"
" But who ever heard of wheels to
" Coffin ?" shrieked the dejected look
ing young man. "Coffin! No! who
the dickens said anything about cof
" Why, don't you want a coffin ?"
"No I durn your coffin! I want
cradle a trap to rock my baby In."
" And Isn't your wife dead ?"
" Not by a jug-ful. Don't yer make
cradles for sale ?" i
" No, my friend, I am an underta
"Undertaker of what?'
" I make coffins."
" Oh, Lord,lct me ketch the feller that
sent me here."
And the grief-stricken youth cram
med his hat over his eyes, ran his hands
deep down into the pockets of his
trouserloons, and pounced out on the
streets searching for vengeance.
A Meteor Precipitates a Lawsuit.
A lawsuit over a meteor is an event
undoubtedly without a parallel in the
history of jurisprudence. Two years
airo' this month a large meteor went
splurging around over Iowa, and finally
burst to pieces in Iowa. A man named
Maas found one of the pieces, weighing
75pounds,lu a road that he was traveling
over and took it home, only to be soon
notified that It didn't belong to him but
to a society which owned the land
through which tha roa,d ran.
He refused to give it up anil the socie
ty brought suit. Mnas claimed It Was
his by right of discovery, but the society
insisted that It had fallen on their land
and belonged to the realty by accre
tion from natural causes, and the court
sustained tills view. The society will
present the chunk to (he Iowa State
Unlversltytand it will go Into history
as the meteor that there was a lawsuit
A Drummer Boy's Presence of Mind.
pOLONEL CYItUH LELAND, of
j Troy, Kansas, who raised and com
manded the Fifth Kansas Volunteers In
the late war, relates the following Inci
dent: "In the spring of 1804, we were
marching along In a broken and woody
country In southern Arkansas, south
ward, when one day the Infantry, about
two hundred strong, acting as escort to
my mule train, of about oie hundred
and sixty wagons, was moving just In
advance of It. As they passed a sharp
turn in the road by a comer of a field .
fence, a strong body of rebels suddenly
rushed out from the timber and brush
and attacked them, killing and wound
ing the officers and some men, and two
of the three muslclaus. Our escort was
thrown into confusion and ran back ; bo
did the little drummer-boy, with hi
drum over his shoulder. The head of
my train was just approaching the
turn of the road, but I had now halted.
Five of us myself, clerks and orderly
were sitting on our horses, revolvers In
hand, as the Infantry came running
back toward us ; but the littledrummer-
boy,on arriving at the fence corner just
before me, looked up, bare-headed as he
was, and seeing us and the train, at once
wheeled round and began beating the '
' long roll,' which meant 'fall into line.'
The little black-haired played his level
best, and the flying men hearing the
roll-call, and seeing the brave boy beak
Ing so furiously and resolutely, with his
faee to the approaching enemy, began
falling Into line, and soon nearly all of
them were In battle order, and blazing
tiway at the coming rebels. Tho drum,
however, could Btlll be heard above the
din and rattle of the musketry. We
discharged our revolvers at the enemy
across the corner of the field fence, and
the fire of our now rallied escort was so
hot and effective that the rebels soon re
treated and ran Into the timber out of
sight, leaving many dead and wounded.
I rode up to the little drummer-boy, and
patting hiin on the head, said he ought
to" have a captain's commission, for he
by his coolness and courage had stopped
the panic and saved the train from cap
ture. 4 Well, said he, ' the long roll will
stop a panic if anything will.' I don't
know what became of that brave boy,
but I hope he was rewarded. I reported
the whole afllilr to the division com
mander, and especially praised and rec
ommended the boy for promotion.
Colonel Leland was a graduate rf
Havard College, class of 1832. A recent
letter from him states that be has never
heard of the fate of this drummer-boy,
but desires to obtain some In forma- '
On Her Dignity.
A GOOD story Is recalled of the wives
of two officers, who, soon after the
close of the war (apparently oblivious
that the situation forthcoming might
lessen pretension), went shopping on
the avenue. One, the wife of a Captain,
the other an old veteran who had at
tained at the ago of seventy his majori
ty army service (both Brevet Major
Generals, of course), and wedded a fair
maid of five-and-forty. Entering the
store, which happened to be somewhat
crowded, they fancied themselves slight
ed, and that they were not receiving the
attention due the dignity the brevet as
sumption demanded, and were about
leaving, when the proprietor, really a
gentleman,advanced, saying : " Ladies,
I hope you won't leave; I'll send you a
clerk in a moment to wait upon you."
" Why," said the Irate dame, Mrs.
MaJ. (her maiden blushes had van
ished, and printed furrows of age were
too visible for guile), " have you any
Idea who weare? This is Mrs. Gen. ,
and I am the wife of Gen. , both of
the regular army.'1''
" Madam," said the merchant, ' " I
haven't got a clerk in my establishment
under the rank of Colonel, and have
only three Brigadier-Generals, and Col.
Owen, the tailor (now deceased), whom
I hoped to get, has just refused a Major
Generalship. I am negotiating with
Gen. Grant and Gen. Lee, now that tho
war is over, for their services, and If
you will look in next week I hope to
have some of sufficiently exalted rank
to wait on you."
The old ladies went to the next door
for their winter flannel.
Often when traveling among the
Alps, one sees a small black cross plant
ed upon a rock, or on the brink of ft tor
rent, or on the verge of the high-way, to
mark the spot where men have met with
sudden death, that others may shun the
danger. So God lu his word has marked
the spots where men fel), and the sins
by which they perished that those who
follow after may know where perils lie.