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THE TIMES, NEW BLOOMtTELti, PA'., JUNE' 12, 1877 J
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R.R.
ARRANGEMENT OF P A88BNGER TRAINS.
Stay 2Lst7, 187. ".' "
TRAINS LEAVE II ARRIBBURU AS FOLLOWS :
For New York,' at 6.20, 8.10 a. m. 8.57 and
7.&S p. m.
For Philadelphia, at 8.20, .10, t.4S a.m. a. CO
and S.57 p. in. , . . .
For Reading, at 5.20, S.10, B.44 a. m. 100
3.57 and 7.65 p.m. , . .
For Fottsvifie at 8.20, MO a. m.. and 8.57p.
m.. and via Bchuylkill and Husquehauua Branch
at 4.40 p. in. , i . i ,
For Auburn at 5.10 a. in.
For Allentown, at 5.20, B.10 a. m., 2.0O,
3.57 and 7. 66p. m. ,
The 6.20, S.10 a. m. 2.00 p.m. and 7.66 p. m.
trains have through car; tor New Vork.
The 5.20, g.io a. m., and 2.00 p.m. trains hare
through care lor Philadelphia.
For New York, at 6.20 a. m.
For Allentown and Way Stations at 6.20a.m.
For Reading, Philadelphia and Way stations at
1.45p. in. ,
TRAINS FOR II ARRI8PURG, LEAVE AS FOL
Leave New York, at 8.45 a. m., 1.00, 6.30 and
Leave Philadelphia, at 0.16 a. m. 8.40, and
Leave Reading, at 4.40,7.40, 11.20a. m. 1.30,6.15
and lo.to p. m.
Leave Pottsvlllo, at 6.10, 8.15 a. in. and 4.35
And via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at
8.15 a. m.
Leave Anliurn at 12 noon.
Leave Allentown, at 2.3U, 5,50,8.65 a.m., 12.15
4.30 and 9.U6 p. m.
The 2.30 a. m. train from Allentown and the
4.40 a. m. train from Reading do not run en Mon
days SUNDAYS i
Leave New York, at 3.30 p. m.
Leave Philadelphia, at 7.20 p. m.
Leave Reading, at 4.40, 7.40 a. m. and 10.36 p, m.
Leave Allentown, 2.30 a. m. and 9.06 p. m.
Via Morris and Essex Rati Road.
J. E. WOOTEN, Gen. Manager.
C. G. Hancock, General Ticket Agent.
Pennsylvania R. II. Time Table.
On and after Monday, May. 14th, 1877, Pas
senger trains will run as follows:
Miffflntown Acc. 7.32 a. m., daily except Sunday.
Johnstown Express 12.22 p. m., dally '' Sunday
Mall, 6.54 p. m., dally exceptSunday
Atlaattc Express, 0.64 p.m., flag, dally.
Way Pass. 0.08 A. M., daily.
Mail 2.43 r. m. daily exceptSunday.
Mlitiintown Ace. 6.55 P, M. daily except Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, 11.67P. M., (Flag) dally, ex
Pacflto Express, 5.17 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, MayHth, 1877, trains
will leave Uuncannon, as follows i
Mlfftlntown Acc. daily except Sunday at H.12a. k.
Johnstown Express 12.63P.M.,dalyexoeptSunday.
Mail 7.30 p. M " '
Atlantic Express 10.20 P. M., dally (flag)
Way Passenger, 8.38 a. M., daily
Mall, 2.09 p. m, dallyexceptSunday.
Mlitiintown Acc. dallyexceptSunday at 6.10p.m.
Pittsburg Ex. dally except Sunday (flag) 1L33P. M.
WM. C. KING Agent.
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where. V FINE HARNESS a speciality.
REPAIRING done on short notice and at rea
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D. F. QUIGLEY & CO.
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WHO WAS THE FOOL?,,,.!
THERE lived In a village not far from
New York city, a gentleman, by
name, Benjamin Top.who thought there
was nothing in this life to equal a good
Joke. He dwned a Bmall store, and kept
almost every article of domestic and ag
ricultural UBe, and was pretty well ac
quainted with all the towns-people, as
they were likewise acquainted with him.
Mr. Top had played so many pranks on
the people around him that he would
have made enemies but for his constant
good humor, aud his ability to soothe
the parties he had irritated almost be
yond the point of endurance.
The first of April was Mr. Top's es
pecial delight, and that Was a smart
child who could enter the store on that
day without being made the victim of
some trick ; so that from morn till night
of the first day of April his face was one
broad grin , and it happened that all those
who sought to catch him had the
laugh turned on themselves.
A few days ago, as the first of April
approached, our merry friend looked
around to see who would be a fit subject
for a joke.
" I must have a first-rate one this
time," said he to himself. " Who shall
it be ? Let me think ; ah I I have it
Dr. Bcroggins ; yes, it shall be he. What
shall I send a love letter ? No,he looks
too woe-begone for that."
After considering awhile, Top drew
the pen and Ink near him and wrote as
"Dr. Bcroggins : Dear Sir : Please
call as early as possible at Messrs. S. &
B. , No. Wall etreet,New York
where you will hear something to your
Then, folding and directing the letter,
he snapped his fingers with childish de
light. "I'll send him to New York on a fool's
errand," said he, "and have a good laugh
at his expense."
Dr. Bcroggins, the subject of this heart
less Joke, was a bachelor about forty
years of age ; he had been living in the
village only six months, and had thus
far gotten a very small practice ; not that
he lacked ability ; but he was awkward
in his person, and in his manners not
very prepossessing, was but little fitted
to push his way into society. He seem
ed to be very poor, for he rented a small
office, supplied himself with the simplest
fare, and his lounge at night acted as his
The first doy of April arose bright and
clear ; Dr. Bcroggins, who was an early
riser, prepared his simple breakfast, and
after partaking of it and arranging his
office, took a Beat to await expected calls
for consultation, or to request his attend
ance on some suffering invalid. But no
such calls were made, and the doctor
sighed heavily under the pressure of dis
"What can hinder my progress? I
understand my profession," he said, "in
not a single instance have I failed to give
relief when called to the bed of suffering.
Ah, me I If I only had myself to care
for, I would be contented to live on bread
and water till I could gain the con fitlence
of the people. But you, my poor sister,
who have already drank deeply of the
cup of sorrow, must have more added to
It. And what can I do Nothing !"
The doctor pulled a letter out of his
pocket and read :
"I would not trouble vou. mv dear.
kind brother," wrote his bitter, " know
ing, as I do, how poor your prospects
are, and how patiently you are trying to
wait for practice, did not want tiress on
my child. If you can spare me u little
ever so little it will come as a blessing,
for my extremity is very great. "
Just at this time the letter-carrier stop
ped and handed the doctor a letter; he
opened and looked at it in perfect amaze
ment, then read it over for a second
" Something to my advantage ! What
can it be ?" said he. " Dear sister ,should
there be any thing good in store for me,
how freely will I share It with you and
your darling Emma ! Surely the good
God has heard and answered my prayer."
The doctor, who had little preparation
to make, started for the city, and Top,
who was on the lookout for him, could
scarcely hide his exultation at sending
off an inoffensive man who could barely
support himself, on a needless errand of
expense and trouble. , :
The doctor, as he wended his way to
the city, was so fully possessed with the
idea that some old relative (for he had
several) had died and left him a fortune
that he had, in imagination, made vari
ous dispositions of it before he arrived
at the end of hisjouruey.
" Can I see one of the gen tlemen be
longing to the firm ?" nuked the doctor,
entering tie store of S, & B, ", ' ' '
i;,Theie is Mr. B.x" said the individual
addressed, , referring Mm to u middle
aged but benevolent looking man.
"The doctor bowed to Mr. S.,' and
said; ' ' ' ' ' ':
" My name is Dr. Bcroggins."' "
Mr,.,S.,bowtd in rtiuru, .remarking
" Will you walk in and take u chair,
Sr?" ' ' ';,
Both gentlemen sat down. About Mr.
B., there was1 an air of expectancy which
the doctor did hot fail to notice. ' ' ' '
" My name is Dr. Bcroggins," said he,
repeating his first Introduction.
" " I am glad to see you, doctor," said
8., bowing again.
" I received a letter from your house
directing me to call here, as you had
something to communicate which would
be to my advantage."
, " There must be some mistake," said
Mr. 8., " no such letter has emanated
"Are you sure?" said the victim,
turning pale, and handing Mr. 8., the
After looking over it he Bald :
" There is no truth In this letter; I am
sorry to say that you have been mode
the victim of an idle and reprehensible
jeBt ; to-day ,you are aware.ls the first day
"Is it possible?" said the doctor,
clasping his hands. " Who could have
been so unkind, so heartless and cruel."
" Is it then a very great disappoint
ment?" asked the kind hearted mer
chant, struck with the doctor's manner;
and by a few but adroit questions he soon
found out more of his history than he
Intended to communicate ; he discovered
also that he was the son of his earliest
" Would you be willing to take the
position of resident physician of the
Hospital ?" finally asked Mr. S.
"To one in my position," said he,
" such a place would be most desirable
but I do not suppose I could obtain it."
"lama stranger here."
" Can you bring me testimonials of
professional ability ?"
"I can testimonials of the highest
" Bring them to me, doctor at the ear
liest possible moment. I suppose you are
a man of family,"
" That may be an objection. A fur
nished house is provided for a physician
and a man of family is preferred."
" I have a widowed sister who would
most gladly Join me."
" That will do just as well. Bring your
testimonials as Boon as possible. I think
your April fool letter has turned out
something to your advantage, after all,"
laughed Mr. 8.
AffUlrB turned out to the satisfaction
of both the doctor and the kind-hearted
merchant. In less than a month he
found himself and sister settled In com
fortable quarters, with a salary of t welve
hundred dollars per annum ; moreover,
for certai duties required of her at the
hospital, his sister received two hundred
dollars per year In addition.
Mr. Top, in the meantime, looked In
vain for the doctor's return, and thought
that the mortification at being made an
April fool, and the fear of being laughed
at kept him away.
" Where is Dr. Bcroggins ?" he inquir
ed of one and another.
But no one had seen him. Finally he
told his friends that he had sent him to
New York on a fool's errand, the first
day of April, and he was, no doubt
ashamed to come back.
" Look out for next April," said they;
" the doctor will beeven with you then."
"It will take a brighter genius than
he Is to fool me," replied Top. '
The first day of April came round
again, and Mr. Top expected certainly
to hear from Doctor Bcroggins, who, he
thought, could never forgive him. Sure
enough, he received a letter from New
York. He laughed aloud as he read it :
" Mr. Benjamix Top: Dear &'ir:
If you will call at Messrs. W. & H.'s
No. Wall street, New York, you
may hear something to your advantage."
" Our friend Bcroggins is a wit," said
he, " but he will find me too wide awake
to be caught in his trap. Catch me
trudging off to New York on a fool's
errand! Does he think I haven't cut
my eye teeth? Dr. Bcroggins don't
know this child, he don't !"
But still the Idea haunted him that he
might be losing something by not heed
ing the letter, and that dampered in
some degree the pleasure he experienced
in having been too sharp for the doctor.
Five or six mouths afterward Top be
ing in the city on busiuees happened to
meet Dr. Bcroggins.
"How are you doctor?" said he,
grasping the hand of the physician, and
smiling one of the smites peculiar to his
face when he felt that tie had played a
capital joke on somebody.
I am well. And how are you Mr.
Top J1" said tiwdoctor.
"First rate," replied he, with irre
pressible glee. "You wasn't sharp
enough last April Doctor."
" What do you mean ?" inquired the
" You didn't Buoceed in gettlngv me to
the city on a fool's errand."
'" 1 don't understand you," Mr. Top,"
said the doctor, gravely.
'"WV&P.'g, Wall street-something
to my advantage." :
,, The doctor looked puzzled.
" You needn't look so innocent, doc.
tor ; I sent you to New York In April,
eighteen months ago, and it is Cut natu-
ral that you should wish to pay me In
my Own coin. But I wa tod wide awake
for you to catch me." ' " 1 '"
" You' are certainly too wide awake for
me now. Will you please explain your
self r" said Dr. Bcroggins. "' 1
, " April before last you received a letter
to the effect that If you would call In
Wall street you would hear something
to your advantage."
" I did," replied the doctor.
" Well ?"
" I called accordingly and did hear
something to my advantage."
" What?" Top looked very much sur
prised and disappointed at the same
time. " And did you not write me a
similar one last April ?"
" I am above such cold-hearted cruelty
sir I" said the doctor, in a tone that
marked his real feelings. " The person
who would do such a cruel thing must
have something bad about his character,
and I want to have nothing to do with
"Good morning, doctor," said Mr.
The two gentlemen bowed stiffly, and
parted. Top felt very uncomfortable.
He finally decided to call at the place re
ferred to In his letter. Thinking ltmlght
still be an April fool trick, be made a
few purchases for his store and gave his
" Benjamin Top,"sald the person with
whom he was dealing with, " Do you
live outside of the city ?"
Top told him the name of the village
In which he lived.
" Did you never receive a letter from
" I did, but as it was dated the first day
of April, I thought It was an April fool
trick, and never replied to It."
"Far from it," answered the man.
"An old gentleman from Ohio came
here about that time, and said he had a
brother living In this State, and he was
In search of him or his children. We
heard that a gentleman by the name of
Benjamin Top lived in your village, and
dropped him a line ; but as no answer
came, we thought the Information must
" Where is he now ?" asked Mr. Top.
" Dead. Your sister, Mrs. Jessup.who
resides near this city, answered the let
ter we wrote In person. Bbe took him
with her, and a short time after ar
riving there he died, leaving her the
whole of his property amounting to fif
teen thousand dollars."
" He was my uncle," said Top.
" Then by not attending to our letter
you are the loser of at least one-half his
Top went home a sadder man than he
was when he left it. He knew that It
would be in vain to appeal to his sister's
generosity for she was a widow, and
when poor, with five children dependent
upon her, he had treated her with un
kindness and neglect, and there was little
likelihood of her sharing her good, for
tune with him.
Top was, after all, the real April fool ;
and so great was his disappointment and
chagrin that he never afterward was
known to send an April fool letter, or to
play a trick on one of bin friendB.
IN the spring of 1858, Elder Perley P.
Pratt, of the Mormon community,
seduced from her home the wife of Mr.
II. II. McLean, a merchant of Ban
Francisco, to make her his seventh wife.
On her flight the deserted husband sent
his two children, a very interesting boy
and girl, to his father-in-law, in New
Orleans. Some time afterward the
mother left Bait Lake, got her children,
and started back to Utah with them.
On discovering this the" doubly injured
father started in pursuit. He came to
New York, heard of Pratt there, and
tracked him from New York to St.
Louis. There he lost him. Then he
left New Orleans, where he heard that
his wife and children were then going
through Texas to Salt Lake, so off he
went to Texas, In his search for the
missing ones, he had learned that his
wife had assumed the name of Mrs. P.
P. Parker, aud while traveling through
Texas' he contrived to intercept some
letters which he found bearing this
superscription. On breaking the seal he
saw they were written in cipher. He
succeeded in finding the key to the
cipher, howeVer and discovered that the
letters were from Pratt, and contained a
request that the caravan with which
Mrs. McLean and her children were
traveling should go to the neighborhood
of Fort Gibson, in the Cherokee Nation.
Confused and dispirited, Mr; McLean
returned to New Orleans, whence he
started for Fort Gibson, assuming the
name of Johnson. He made known his
secret to the officers of the fort only.
Here his vigilant and energetic pursuit
of the fugitives was soon rewarded. He
captured not only his wife and children,
but the bcouudrel who, In the1 nuiue of
religion, had enticed them from their
home. The United States Marshal took
them liefoie Commissioner John B. Og
deu fur triul. The case awoke intense
excitement at the time, and tb populace
clamored for vengeance on the Wretch
who had deliberately plotted and planned
the ruin of a prosperous and happy
family. .'The cipher letters were produc
ed In Court, and Mr, McLean told such
a pathetic story Of his wrongs that Pratt
only escaped lynching by being conceal
ed in the Jail. Even the complainant
himself became so enruged that In the
very CoUrt to which he had come for
Justice he clutched his pistol to shoot
Pratt then and there. And ho wonder,
for he was told the law was powerless to
punish Pratt. Early next morning the
Mormon Elder Was dismissed and left
the place secretly, but McLean watched
and pursued him, overtook him oh his
road, and killed him in his tracks.
With his children McLean returned
to New Orleans, and the wife having
meanwhile become a raving manioc,
was sent to an insane asylum.
It was this event, combined with the
apprehended appointment of new ter
ritorial officers by the Government,
that led to the horrible massacre of
emigrants at Mountain Meadow soon
after slight motives for such a terrible
Matrimonial Brokerage A Funny Case In
SOMETIME since the well-to-do
widow of a solicitor In Monmouth,
Eng., with seven children, pining for
conjugal companionship, advertised to
this effect in the Matrimonial News:
" A widow lady, aged 89,dark, lady-like,
of good old family, nice residence and
income of seven hundred pounds a year,
would like to correspond with a gentle
man from 60 to 60, with a view to
marriage." So attractive a proposal
brought the required commodity speedily
enough with the name of Arthur Turner
Clark attached to it, who seductively
wrote : "lama widower of 60, of
medium height, considered good temper
ed, and was very happy in life as a
married man. I am a good man of
business, very fond of children, have
considerable property, am desirlous of
corresponding with a widow who would
love her husband."
On the receipt of this letter the widow
went up to London and ' had an inter
view with the prospective husband. In
the excitement of so tender a meeting it
was perhaps natural that both parties
should be a little bewildered on some
points. Atauy rate the lady understated
the number of her little responsibilities
at home, overstated the amount of her
annual income, and was further possess
ed with the idea that she had some
valuable "timber rights."
On his part the gentleman represented
that he had a large amount of real estate
in America, was a ship-broker, and only
needed a little more capital to enable him
to amass a large fortune, and a marriage
was soon agreed on in spite of the
opposition of the lady's relations. The
gist of what remains is, that Widower
Clark,who was a thriftless ne'er do-weel,
unable to support himself and his four
children, had his lawyer draw up the'
the marriage settlement, interlined in.
such a way that the prospective wife's'
fortune was all given into his chargej
and the coHflding widow, absorbed in
the approaching marriage ceremony,
signed away her rights unconsciously.
Presently, however, she realized her
folly, and suit . was entered to recover
her property. She gained her case, and
as her husband couldn't pay the costs,
with a Justice quite poetic the Judge
decided that the lawyer, who drew the
marriage settlement with intent to de
ceive, must pay them out of his own
pocket. The moral of all which would
seem to suggest that " widower" might
properly be interpolated in the .famous
saying of the senior Weller.
Stockings In Old Tfmes.
Henry VIII's son, Edward VI.,
received as a great present from Sir
Thomas Gresham u a pair of long Span
ish silk stockings.'? For some yean
longer, silk stockings continued to be a
great rarity. In "the second year of
Queen Elizabeth," says Stow in , his
Chronicle, "her silk-woman, Mistress
Montague, presented her majesty with a
pale of black knit-silk stockings for a
New-Year's gift ; the which, after a few
days' wearing, pleased her so well,
that she sent for Mistress Montague and
asked her where she had got them, and
if she could help her to any more, who
answered, saying : "I made them very
carefully on purpose only for you majes
ty, and seeing these please you so well,
I will presently set more in hand." "Do
so," quoth the queen, "for indeed I like
silk stockings so well, because they are
pleasant, fine and dedicate, that hence
forth I will wear no more cloth stock
ings." " And from that time to her death the
queen wore no more cloth hose, but only
O " Remember who you are -Talking
too, sir," said an Indignant parent to a
fractious boy, " I am your father "
" Well, who's to blame for that ?" said
young impertinence; " 'taint me."