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THE TIMES, NEW 1JL0OMFII5LD, PA., MAUCU 13, 1877.
New liloomfleia, Marvh 13, 177.
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To-day 1b election day in Kew Hamp
shire. Three members of Congress are
to be chosen.
Both Houses of the Pennsylvania
Legislature have agreed to adjourn on
23rd March, to re-assemble on the first
Tuesday of January next year.
We have received the first number of
the weekly Philadelphia Times, in
quarto form, containing fifty-six col
umns of highly instructive, interesting
and amusing reading. It contains the
first-of a series of articles of the unwrit
ten history of the late Civil AVar, from
leading actors in the cabinet, in the field
in the forum, North and South.
Terms 1 copy $2 00 ; 5 copies $8 00 ;
10 copies $15 00 ; 20 copies $25. Address
The Times, Philadelphia.
Hayes' Inaugural Address.
The inaugural address of President
nayes was looked for with much inter
est. There is no doubt but what it was
read too, when announced, with more
general approval than has met any sim
ilar paper for many years. 1 he ultra
men in both parties are not well pleased,
but the great majority of the people
heartily applaud the sentiments ex
pressed. He reiterated the doctrines set
forth in his address accepting the nomi
nation and his cabinet appointments
are an assurance that he means to carry
out his promises if he possibly can.
'The New Cabinet.
The following appointments have been
made by the President :
William M. Evarts, of New York, sec
retary of State.
John Sherman, of Ohio secretary of
George W. M"Creary,of Iowa. secretary
Richard M. Thompson, of Indiana,
secretary of Navy.
Charles Deven,of Massachusetts ,attor
David M. Key, of Tennessee, Post
Carl Schurtz, of Missouri, secretary of
The nomination of Secretary Sherman
was confirmed and the other names were
referred to the appropriate committees.
There seems to be a desire among some
of the ultra party politicians of the Sen
ate to throw obstacles in the way of the
president and prevent him from carry
ing out his avowed policy unless he will
do it in a manner, and by agents that
will meet their approval. Mr. Hayes,
however, seems to have determined to
select his Cabinet to please himself, and
the people will generally insist upon his
right so to do, and will not approve any
An important ease was decided by
the Supreme Court, involving over
$400 000 money due the State by foreign
insurance companies doing business in
Pennsylvania. According to an act of
Assembly these companies have been
assessed three per cent, on their premi
ums issued to citizens of this State,
which they refuse to pay on the alleged
ground that the law imposing the tax
is unconstitutional because not uniform.
A test case, to determine the obligation
of eleven companies, was tried in the
Court of Dauphin county and a verdict
rendered in favor of the Commonwealth.
An appeal was taken to the Supremo
Court, which tribunal has decided to
hear the cases as already mentioned.
The companies interested have not paid
any tax for three years, and, with inter
est It is claimed, they are indebted to the
State over $400,000.
A Romance In Real Life.
J. & W. Harper Co., of Philadelphia
in 18G5 desired to speculate in oil lands,
and employed a Baltimore man named
Edgar C. Martin to go to the oil region
and purchase a tract of oil-producing
property. He selected . some land near
Pithole, and was entrusted with $20,000
to make payment on the purchase. The
flrra soon after teamed that their agent
had not made the investment, but bad
departed from Pithole in company with
the pretty wife of a bar-tender of the
hotel where he boarded, who was em
ployed os chambermaid. She had been
a danseuse in a variety troupe that dis
banded there. Martin abandoned a wife
and six children in Maryland. Two of
the firm who had lost the $20,00(1 died
some time after, and In 1873 William
Harper, the survivor, failed In business
nnd removed to Forest county, where he
has since lived in reduced circumstances.
In February last friends of Harper in
Philadelphia forwarded him a lettered
dressed to the old firm and post-marked
San Francisco. This was from the ab
sconding agent.E. C. Martin. He was in
San Francisco, and stated that he want
ed to refund the money he had taken,
nnd would do so if he was given immu
nity from prosecution. Mr. Harper
started for California and met Martin.
He had luxurious apartments at an aris
tocratic boarding-house. His mistress,
Mrs. Warren, was still with him, nnd
met Mr. Harper, brilliantly in jewels.
Martin said he bnd sailed atonce for Peru
when he absconded, and had engaged in
opening silver mines in that country for
a share of their products. He claimed
to be worth $2,000,000. Ho was in Cali
fornia in business, but Intended to re
turn to Peru. He paid over to Harper
the sum of $36,000, being principal and
interest of the money stolen. He said
he had provided for the family he left in
Baltimore, and they had gone to Eng
land, where his wife's parents live.
Stirring up a Hornets' Nest.
The following exciting story is told by
the St. Louis Republican: "As the Mis
souri Pacific train was leaving Miller's
Landing, Monday night, a gentleman
came aboard carrying a stick, to which
was curiously attached a hornets' nest.
He had found it in the woods, and it
had the appearance of being tenantless.
But when brought into the warm at
mosphere of the car, and placed near
the stove, the heat soon awakened its
dormant life, and a low, humming noise
from the interior warned the embryo
naturalist and his companions in des
tined misery that the sorrow was about
to begin. A frantic effort to throw the
nest from the window released the im
prisoned insects, and next instant they
swarmed through the car, each individ
ual hornet armed with fury and savage
ly bent on the war-path. They struck
right nud left, aud everywhere left in
their trail a cry of agony. Women
shrieked arid men vented curses loud
nnd deep. But the sorrow waxed apace
and the misery Increased. People tum
bled over seats and groveled on the floor.
Polonaises were torn and scattered in
promiscupus confusion, and shapely ex
tremities were exposed in a frantic
search for hornets that had ventured in
directions which hornets have no right
to penetrate. Bald-headed men mopped
their pates in agony and cursed the
fool who had turned that happy car into
a carnival of pain. ,
Rushing to the rescue of his beleagu
ered passengers, Conductor King was
met on the threshold with such a warm
reception that his inquiry, 'What the
V may he not have been so fur wrong
after all. But the conductor only
clasped his lips with both hands and
commenced an Indian war dance in
perfect keeping with the conduct ef his
passengers. He seemingly lost all anxi
ety to inquire any further, or if his cu
riosity was not appeased he prudently
refrained from exposing it. Finally tbe
doors and windows were thrown open
and the hornets began to leave the car.
In a little while only a few stray oneB
were left, and these the passengers kind
ly refrained from hurrying, but allowed
to take their time,whlch,everything con
sidered, was magnanimous on the part
of people who had undergone so much
A Berkshire, Mass., letter says : Elder
Evans, the local leader of the Shakers, is
urging a plan for "utilizing the dead,"
by burying them about 20 feet apart and
planting a tree over each one, so that
the burial ground will, in a few years,
become a beautiful grove, or profitable
piece of woodland, instead of a collec
tion of stone memorials of doubtful ar
He has a plea of justice at the founda
tion of his scheme that, as every man
during his life, and his ancestors before,
him, have had their sustenance from
the elements and productions of the
earth, he should be willing in his death
to contribute to the support of those
who come after him. Tho plan has al
ready been carried out u a small scale
at New Lebanon, N. Y., where a burial
ground that had become crowded was
graded off and planted with evergreens,
all marks of the subsoil 'occupants of
the lot being obliterated. The plan as
suages somewhat the grief at the pros
pect of losing friends, as is attested by
Elder Evans' remark to a portly believ
er, " Sister, you'll make a great lot of
Mnrrled after Twenty Years.
Mrs. Belle Mack, widow of the Into
Thomas M'Laughlln and Mr. J. Howard
M'CulIough were married in the resi
dence of the bride in St. Louis a few
days since. The couple were engaged to
be married In 1850 in Carthago, Illinois,
but the bride accepted the hand and
heart of another. Mr. M'CulIough im
mediately enlisted as a soldier boy in the
United States army, and advanced to
the position of Lieutenant of Company
H. Thirteenth Infantry, ami Quarter
master of the Post of Fort Gibson,
Cherokee Nation. During the lifetime
of Mr. M'Lnughlin there, was no corres
pondence between the old lovers, but
after the latter died on February 17th,
1875, the former came to East St. Louis
on a furlough at Christmas. He wooed
and won again, and went back to Join
his regiment to obtain a discharge if
possible. , Last fall he arrived free from
any ties to bind him to Uncle Sam, and
preparations were made for the coming
nuptials, which took place as stated
Miscellaneous News Items.
1ST Tbe most violent snow storm of the
season prevailed at St. Louis Thursday.
Several inches of snow full. Last night
the mercury indicated 10 degrees.
New OnLEAKB, March 2. Weldon, who
attempted to assasaiuute Governor Packard,
was liberated by the Packard authorities
to-day under $5,000 bail.
t2T Joe Coburn, the pugilist, was sen
tenced at New York on the tttb iust., to
the State prison for ten years, for assult
with intent to kill ofllcer Tobias.
t3T" A colored serraut girl In Baltimore
got "mad" because she was scolded by
her mistress, and proceeded to mix some
phosphorus in the bread. The family is
doing as well as could be expected under
t-iTTlie Harvard College Lampoon
closes its second volume with the current
number. In regard to Cornell news it
says : A corps of surveyors has been
Rent to measure the width of the mouth of
the Connecticut tiver, previous to ordering
hats for the University crew.
t3T A daughter of Ralph Farnbam, tho
last survivor of the battle of Bunker II ill,
died in Boston on Thursday evening, aged
eighty-two years. Her father, at the age
of 104, was a guest of the city of Boston
on the occasion of tho vieit of the Prince
of Wales in 1800.
tW A temperature sanitary colony has
been organized in Fresno county, C'al.
Tbe members pledge themselves to preserve
the sanitary condition of the colony by
maintaining the purity of tho air, to sell
or make no intoxicating liquors, and to
belong to no secret organization.
l3?The remains of N. Brown, Jr., of
Philadelphia, who perished in the Bate
man House five, at Kams City, Pa., have
been identiQed by a key check. Charlie
Uateman, aged 12 years, who was rescued
from the llames by his fathf, died of his
injuries the next day. .
tW A few days ago a female miser was
found starved to death in a filthy room in a
New York tenement house. Her "shrivel
led skin drawn tightly over the bones" was
of tbe color aud consistency of parchment.
The miserable creature left a will by which
she bequeaths the Bum of $1,400 to a
nephew who resides in Philadelphia.
Batavia, N. Y., March 2. This after
noon, while a German named Nett aud bis
two little boys were drawing wood with a
band sled on Tonawanda creek, tbe boys
broke through the ice. After a desperate
struggle Nett saved the boys, but was
himself drowned. He leaves a large
Atlanta, Ga., March 6. Attorney Gen
eral Taft's telegram to District Attorney
Farrow giving the revenue prisoners an
opportunity to plead guilty and go to their
homes has been bailed with delight by
parties in durance. Sixty-nine took advan
tage of tbe clemency of the government
yesterday and a large number to-day.
More than 200 will be benefited.
tSJ Brigham Young, Jr., is organizing
.in Salt Lake City a company of 500 Mor
mon families, which willcolonizolnBonora,
Mexico. Tbe Mexican authorities have
promised perfect religious toleration, and
large grants of land. A rendezvous of the
colonists will be established at St George,
Utah, and the march to the uew land will
be taken up on the 10th of April.
PoTTBYiLi.K, Pa., March 8. This after
noon the powder mill of the Lalliu & Rand
powder company, at ('ressona, this county,
was blown up. Considerable powder was
stored in the building, and the shock was
felt for miles around. Up to this evening
it was not known if any person wns inside
at the time of tbe explosion. The fire
spread rapidly, and several adjoining
buildings were damaged. - Loss unknown.
Two men were instantly killed by an ex
plosion at the same mill a year ago.
tW The eloping couple in this instance
were overtaken by the girl's father at
Casey Station, Teun. He pulled ber out of
her lover's wagon, put her in front of him
self on a mule's back, and started for home.
The lover gave chase, but his wagon broke
down. Did his presence of mind desert
him in that emergency ? No, be shouted.
"Sally, if you love me, slide off!" She
wriggled out of hor parent's grip, and slid
off the smooth back of the mule. Before
the parent could get ber remounted the
lover came up afoot, and, in a hand-to-hand
encounter, triumphed over tbe old man.
Then the young ones mounted the mule
HT"The Baleman I louse, at Karos City,
Butler county, Pa., was destroyed by fire
on the morning of tbe Sth inst. Tbe .fire
originated in tbe ollice aud cat off all es
cape by the stairway from rooms above.
Mr. Batemao limbed through the flames
with bis son. lie was badly and, his son
fatally burned. In searching the debris
the bodies of Mrs. Bateman, her daughi
ters, Minnie, Lou, Belle and Winnie, were
found burned beyond recognition. N.
Brown, tf the firm of Bprongle & Cb., of
Phil'a., was found almost consumed.
Thirty guests were in the hotel at the
time, six of whom were Injured by jump
ing from the windows. The loss is about
$10,000 ; insurance $1100.
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
Wasiijnoton, D. C, March 7th, 1877.
InteiiHO excitemont prevailed at the Cap.
itol tho last few days of the Session, but at
last the ngony Is over aud we may very
soon look for peace and quiet throughout
the country. Congress remained In session
throughout the whole of Thursday night
and it wns not till between four and live
o'clock Friday morning that the last State
was counted and Hayes declared elected.
When the formal declaration of the elec
tion was made, the announcement was re
ceived with but little demonstration, the
assembly evidently remembering the In
junctions that had several times during the
night been impressed upon them, to ab
stain from any marks of approval or dis
approval. One raau hissed and another
clapped his hands so ended the greatest
and most threatening struggle for tho
Presidency that has taken place in the his
tory of our nation. May we never have
It is to be regretted extremely that some
of tbe scenes that have lately been enacted
at the Capitol should have occurred, dis
gracing the country, as they have, by the
shameful acts of several of her ltepresecta
tives. For instance, Friday quite a prom
inent Congressman got into a regular rough-and-tumble,
tooth and nail fight with one
of the House doorkeepers. Ha beard that
Mr. Harris (the doorkeeper) had refused to
take a card from a visitor to him during
the debate on the Presidential count, and
in high dudgeon made for tbe door and
without a word pushed Harris from bis
seat on to the floor. As tbe surprised door
keeper rose to bis feet tbe geutleman (V)
struck him a blow on the chest which liar
ris returned with one under tile eye of the
puglistio legislator. Tbe affray was there
f ut an end to by the interference of other
tepresentatives aud the man who fights
carries a black eye for bis folly. Again ;
Thursday a member of tbe House utterly
refused to obey the Speaker's ruling.leaped
upon the top of a desk screaming at the
highest pitch of bis voice in frantio effort
to make himself beard amid the tumult
that prevailed, and finally was forcibly
pulled dowu from the desk, and quieted
only by the appearance of the Sergeant-at-arms
with his mace. During tbe oounting
of the electoral vote it has been the custom
of the Representatives to rise as the Sena
tors entered tbe hall for joint convention;
but Friday morning, when they were an
nounced for the last time, the majority of
Representatives (in a childish pet because
their game was up and they saw them
selves defeated), remained sitting. Now
are not such actions and such demonstra
tions as these utterly unworthy a United
States Congressman, no matter what his
State, color or political sentiments?
Tbe city was plunged into a state of
tumultuous excitement the last week by
tbe announcement that a horrid murder
had been committed in the Treasury.
The facts of tbe a flair, as they have since
appeared, are as follows : About noon
Thursday a man entered the Treasury
building and sent a card to Mrs. - Mary
Storer, a widow who has been employed as
clerk in the Redemption Bureau for some
ten years past. The card bore the name
nf John Dills aud Mrs. Storer immediate
ly stepped into tbe passage to speak with
bim. Very few words had passed between
them when tbe man seized her for what
purpose is not known. She struggled,
screamed, broke away from him and ran
along the passage, DilU following and
fiually firing two pistol shots at ber,
neither of which were effeotive. A watch
man and messenger secured the man after
a hard struggle and presently turned bim
over to an ofllcer of the Metropolitan po
lice who took bim at once to the station.
Here he acted in a strange way, apparent
ly half unconscious and it was soon dis
covered that be was under the influence of
some drug or poison. Dilts is Just what
he appears to be, a well to do farmer about
forty years of age. He is a widower with
a family, from Michigan, lie met Mrs.
Storer some months since, fell violently in
love with her, proposed and was rejected,
hence bis attempt to end both ber life and
his own. He refuses to take any medicine,
but is still living.
President and Mrs. Grant gave a fare
well dinner to the Cabinet Saturday
evening, at which Mr. and Mrs. Hayes
were present. No inaugural ball nor pub
lio reception was given last evening, but
there was a grand torch-light proces8ionk
fireworks and illumination. Pennsylva
nia Avenue was illumined by calcium lights
furnished from New York.
M. M. W.
A Word About Boots. Good boots are
themostlniportnntarticleof men's wear.
After trying several makes, we have
concluded that the boots made by the
Watsontown company are the best In
themarket. They are hand-made and
manufactured from the best stock of
any we can get while the shape is better
adapted to the general trade. Their
goods are for sale by the stores gener
ally throughout this county, and a full
supply can be found at the store of
tf F. Mortimer.
Good Books. The Devotional and Prac
lical Pictorial Family Bible is said to
be the best ever issued. Ridpath's His
tory of the United States is also unequal
led as a work of interest and use. Exam
ination will convince all of the truth of
these assertions. These works are both
published by the well known bouse of
Jones, Bros. & Co., of Phila., and the
agent for the books is about canvassing
this county. We commend him to the
courtesy of our citizens.
Speelal Notice. Having added a room
for the express purpose of showing car
pets oil oloth and wall paper, we ask
persons wanting any of these articles to
took at our assortment,
tf. F. Mortimer.
The celebrated "Capital Lead, which
is unequalled for whiteness and durabil
ity always on band and for sale by
tf. , Mortimer.
1877 SPRING 1877.
1877 SWUNG 1877.
1877 SPUING 1877.
SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS. .
HAVING .ITST PUHCHAfiKD for CASH, at
LOW PHIOES, lots of NEW GOODS, we
?f.,,.l,"i,,'e, to """' ol,r friends and customers
UUKAT 1IAKOAIVS. Now is the tlmeto
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Floor and Table Oil Cloths
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kinds ot goods, to which we ask the attention of
all who can appreciate
NEW 13LOOMFIELD, PA.