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THE TIMfiS,f NEW BLOOMFIELD, 1JA., AUGUST ' 23, 1877.
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R. R.
ARRANGEMENT OF PASSENGER TRAINS.
August 8r7lt 1877.
TRAINS LEAVE BAItlUSBUKG AS FOLLOWS
For New York, at 6.00, T.SO a. m. 8.S0 p. m.
For Philadelphia, at 6.00, T.SO, a.m. and 1.4V
and 8.30 p. m. .
For Reading, at 8,00, T.SO, a.m. andl.loand
8.38 p. in. ....
For Pottsvllle at 8.00. T.SO a. m., and 8.30
p. in., and via Behuylklll and Susquehanna
Branch at 2.40 p. m.
For Auburn yla 8. & Br. at 5.10 a. m.
For Allentown, at 6.oo, T.3U a. m., 1,40
8.OT p. in. . , , ,
The 6.00, T.SO a. m. 140 p. m., tralni have
through cars for New York.
The fi.oo, T.SO a. m., and 1.40 p. m. tralnt hare
through cars lor Philadelphia.
For New York, at 6.00 a. m.
For Allentown and Way Stations at 5.00 a.m.
For Reading, Philadelphia aud Way Stitlonsat
1.10 p. m.
TRAINS FOR HARKISBUKG, LEAVE AS FOL
Leave New York, at 8.45 a. m., 1.00, p. in.
Leave- Philadelphia, at 9.15 a. in. 3.40, p. m.
Leave lteudlug, at 8.10, 11.40 a. in. 1.60, uud
6.36 p. in.
Leave rottsville, at 6.10, 9.15 a.m. and 4.35
And via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at
8.15 a. m.
Leave Auburn via P. & S. Br. at 12 noon.
Leave Allentown, at 6,60,8.55 a.m., U.itS, 4.30
and O.oo p. in.
Leave New York, at 5.30 p. in.
Leave Philadelphia, at T.'JO p. m.
Leave Heading, at 8. ID, a. m. aud 11.03 p. m.
Leave Allentown, nt 9.05 n. m. ,
J. K. WOOTEN, Hen. Manager.
C. O.Hancock, Ueneral Ticket Agent.
Pennsylvania K. It. Time Table.
On and after Monday, June 25th, 1877, Pas
senger tralnswlll run asfollows:
Mlflllntown Ace. 7.32 a. m., dally except Sunday.
Johnstown Ex. 12.22 P. M., dally " Sunday
Mall, 6.64 P. m., dally exceptSunday
Atlautio Express, 9.64p.m., flag, dally.
Way Pass. 9.08 A. m., dally,
Mall 2.43 P. m. dally exceptSunday.
Mllllintown Acc. 6.68 P. M. dally except Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, 11.67P. M.,(Flag) dally, ex
Pacfilo Express, B.17 a. m.. dally (flag)
Trains are now run by Philadelphia time, which
3 minutes faster than Altoona time, aud 4 min
utes 9lower than New York time.
J.J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, June 25th, 1877, trains
will leave Duucannon, as follows :
Mlflllntown Acc. daily except Sunday at 8.12 a. m.
Johnstown Ex. 12.53P. H., daily except Sunday.
Mail 7.30 P. M " M 11
Atlantic Express io!20 p. m" daily (flag)
Way Passenger, 8.38 a. m., daily
Mall. 2.09 p. m dallyexceptSunday.
Mitltlntown Acc. dallyexceptSunday at 6.16p.m.
Pittsburg Ex. daily except Sunday (flag) U.33p. m.
WM. O. KING Agent.
F. QU1GLEY & CO.,
Would respectfully Inform the public that they
have opened a new
In Bloomfleld, on Carlisle Street, two doors North
of the Foundry, where they will manufacture
HARNESS OF ALL KINDS,
Saddles, liridles, Collars,
and every thing usually kept In a first-class es
tablishment. Give us a call before going else
whole, 4. FINE HARNESS a speciality.
REPAIRING done on short notice and at rea
HIDES taken In exchange for work.
D. F. QTJIGLEY & CO.
Bloomfleld, January 9, 1877.
Is the:BEST and MOST ECONOMICAL in the
Is perfectly PURE free from acids and other for
eign substances that Injure Linen.
Is STRONGER than any other requiring much
less quantity In using.
Ii UNIFORM stiffens and finishes work always
Kingsford's Oswego Corn Starch
Is tlfe most delicious of all preparations for
Puddings, UinnoMnnge, Cake. Etc.
Fee Reduced. Entire Cost $55i
Fatont Office Fee 835 in advance, balance t20
within 6 months after patent allowed. Advice
aud examination free. Patents Sold.
J. VANCK LEW IS SCO.,
19-3m Washington, D. O.
Cnfl AGENTS WANTED to canvass for a
grand picture, 22x28 Inches, entitled
"Tub Illustrated Lord's Prayer." Agents
are meeting with great success.
For particulars, address
H. M. CKIDER, Publisher,
48 ly York, Ta.
The undersigned has removed his
Leather and Harness Store
from Front to High Street, near the Penn'a.,
Freight Depot, where he will have on hand, and
will Bell at
Leather and Harness ef all kinds. Having good
workmen, and by buying at the lowest eah
prices, I fear no competition.
Market prices paid In cash for Bark. Hides and
Skins. Thankful for past favors, 1 solicit a con
tinuance of t lie same.
P. a Blankets, Kobes, and Shoe- findings made
JOS. M. HAWLEY.
Duncannon, Julyl9, 1876. If
ESTATE NOTICKNotlce Is herebyglven,
that letters of administration on the estate
of John Kunkle late of Marysville Borough, Perry
county Penn'a., deceased, have been granted to
the undersigned residing In the same place.
All wrsou Indebted to said estate are requested
to make Immediate payment and those having
claims to present them duly authenticated lor set
June 12, 1877. Administrator.
JOB PIUNTING of every description neatly
uud promptly executed at Reasonable ltates
at the lilooiuUeld Times Stettin Job Olllce.
CAPTURED BY A WOMAN.
WHEN Carl Blnkley, the private
detective of the Maeaeheek Air
Line Company led Courtney Tenney to
the altar, she shaved his fare until no
hirsute appendage save a fine blonde
mustache remained thereon. This
whim prevented his recognition by sev
eral acquaintances on the day of his
wedding, and he and his bride enjoyed
more than one outburst of merriment at
The wedding tour planned by " BInk,"
as the employees and ofllcers of the
rood familiarly called him, promised to
prove quite extensive, and the directors
placed a palace car at his disposal.
But lie preferred, and so did his bride,
to travel like the rest of the people, and
on the afternoon of the wedding day,
they stepped on board the train amid
the good-bys of a host of relatives and
friends. They expected to reach their
destination at one o'clock on the follow,
lng morning, and for the sake of Court
ney who had a horror of sleeping
coaches, the bridegroom refused an of
fered favor from Scott the conductor.
As the train rolled westward, the sun
sank to rest, aud the night stars peeped
out again In the sky. It was a beauti
ful mid-Autumn night, and the cool
breeze ever and anon blew the yellow
leaves against the windows of the
" Carl, what If an old offender should
board the train I mean a man for
whom you have been looking V"
The detective looked down Into the
smiling face of his newly made wife
and smiled himself.
" Well, I don't know what I would
do, Courtney," he answered; "but I
suppose I would arrest him, take him
to prison, and let you finish our wed
ding tour alone."
" How jolly that would be I" Court
ney laughed. " I really wish such an
event would occur. I should be rid of
you at least for a time, and I'd have the
jolllest wedding tour ever written of."
" I'd like to see you touring it alone
with your three trunks and groomless !"
replied Carl as the brakeman opened
the door and shouted "Bloomfleld" at
the top of his lungs.
At the almost deserted station of the
Inland town the train stopped long
enough to permit the men to board It,
and seat themselves In the car that bore
the newly wedded.
The new passengers were tolerably
well dressed, and passingly good look
ing. They occupied one seat behind the
detective, and almost directly beneath
the lamp that offered a miserable light.
A detective Is constantly watching
human faces, and after a while he reads
them as he would read an open book.
Thus It was with Carl Blnkley.
When the two men entered the car
his eyes were upon them, and followed
them to their seat.
By and by the conductor collected
their fare, and the detective followed
him from the car.
" Where are these fellows going ?" he
" To Terre Haute," was the reply.
" Do they strike you unfavorably V"
" Moderately so," said Bink. " Bend
a man In to trim the lamp above them."
Then the detective returned to his
bride, who thought that something was
going on, and a minute later a brake
man entered and proceeded to trim the
light in the coach.
Blnkley did not appear to watch the
two men, but nevertheless his eyes were
upon them, and before they moved back
Into a shadier seat he had spotted one, If
" Courtney, t am afraid your wish is
about to come true," he whispered to his
She looked up surprised at the solem
nity of his manner.
" An old offender has boarded the
train," he replied, " and it is my duty
to attend to him. I am certain of my
man, though I have not seen him for
two years, and his foce, smooth then, is
bearded now. Jack Hawk has repeat
edly committed depredations on our line,
and we can send him to the penitenti
ary with ease. But you see, Courtney,
you must catch a man before you hang
him, and, according to this truism, Jack
has escaped punishment. I must at
tend to him, save the company further
losses, and put several hundred dollars
in my pocket. He suspects nothing yet,
I believe. I think he has not recogniz
ed me, and I have no doubt that his
companion is an offender, like him
self." The young wife heard her husband
through, and then, with wifely fear,
"Is he a dangerous character,
" Well, yes," was the reply ; " but he
is one of those fellows who submit grace
fully when they see great odds ayainst
them. Of course I shan't attempt the
arrest alone. I'll go forward and Bee the
boys In the express car. Do you watch
Jack while I am gone, Courtney. If he
has recognized me, which Is not likely,
as I do not think he has seen me more
than twice, he may attempt to play one
of his tricks. Here," and Corutney felt
a small revolver dropped Into her hand.
" Do not attempt to use this Without
you think that he Is going to escape.
He's up to all kinds of tricks, and I
consider him the shrewdest rascal out of
Courtney's hand trembled a little
when she hid the weapon In her pocket,
and Carl rose and carelessly left the
"We're booked for JefTersonvllle if
he catches us," said one of the twain In
the seat behind the lamp.
" We are without fall, Jack," replied
his companion. " Do you really think
he knows us V
v He's recognized me, sure, and he
may have spotted you. But It's all the
same thing. If he wants me he'll not
let you go. Why, I knew hlra as soon
as I sot eyes on him, and I thought he
would not know me, as I've let my
beard grow. He sent that fellow in
here to trim the lamps, so he could get a
better view of our faces. I saw through
the trick when the boy took the first
lamp out of its socket. Oh, I tell you,
Bryd, it's all day with us If we don't
outwit the eagle-eyed chap."
"Of course It Is," said the second
man, doggedly. " I didn't look for him
on the road to-night. And he's going
on his wedding trip, I suspect."
"Just so; but that wouldn't stop him
If he wanted to catch a man," said
Jack Hawk. " And then he's been
wanting me for the last two years.
Look here 1 this train doesn't stop till it
runs to Terre Haute. If we're aboard
then, we're sure to be gobbled. He'll
post the men In the express and baggage
cars, and they'll proceed to cut off every
avenue of escape."
" If they do, there'll be Moody work,"
grated Hawk's companion. "I'm not
going to be taken. It would be a twenty
years term for me,"
" And a life residence at JefTersonvllle
for Jack Hawk," said the worthy who
boasted of that name.
" We must escape," said Bryd Mc
Donaldson. "Ring the bell and when
the train slacks we'll leave it.
But Hawk shook his head.
" 'Twouldn t do, Bryd," he said.
" Scott Is forward with Bink, and at the
first tap of the bell we'd have the posse
"Then it's all up with us 1" said the
Scotchman, almost ready to despair.
" No; wait here for me."
As he spoke, Jack Hawk left the seat
and walked forward.
Courtney Blnkley saw him pass her
and leave the car by the "forward door.
She felt that he was up to some trick,
but concluded to watch and see what it
Soon she dismissed the thought of him
leaping from the train, which, being as
It was, the express, was running at a
terrible speed, and believed that he
would not desert his companion in
Jack Hawk stepped upon the platform
of the forward car, and drew a rope
from his pocket. One end of it he
fastened to the knob- of the door, the
other after making the cord taut, he se
cured to the strong railing of the car.
Satisfied with his work, he next drew a
knife and severed the bell rope, which
he prevented from slipping into the
Then he stooped over the coupling, a
smile of triumph on his face.
" I can outwit the best detective on
the globe," he said to himself above a
whisper, and a moment later he rose,
having successfully accomplished the
work of separating the cars.
Then he sprang to .the brake, and
presently the speed of the rear coach be
gan to diminish while the greater part
of the train, with newly-acquired veloci
ty, darted on.
He re-entered the coach, and sat down
beside his partner.
" We're loose," he whlsperod. "The
train is a mile ahead now. We are stop
ping now. Cornel Now Is the time.
Who says I can't beat Bink V"
The men left their seats as Courtney,
who had been looking out of the car,
dropped back into hgr seat, and put her
hand on Carl's revolver.
The trick which Jack Hawk had
played was apparent to her, and the two
men had almost reached the rear door
of the car when she rose and cried :
" Stop where you are, villains I I'll
kill the first man who attempts to leave
this car without my orders. You two
rascals will oblige me by dropping into
seats where you now stand, and remain-'
ing there until properly disposed of."
Startled at the unexpected interrup
tion of their plans, Jack Hawk and his
companion exchanged pale looks and
glanced down the aisle at the little
woman clad in bridal ropes who pointed
the deadly revolver at their breasts.
By this time the car had come to a
halt, and the other passengers, compre
hending the situation, were rising. Al
ready other pistols were exhibited, and
the villains saw that their gume was
baulked. . m
" Let's be men,' said Hawk (o Mc
Donaldson, and dropped into a seat.
"When the odds are agin me I always
submit. That woman would shoot at
the drop of the hat. Shoot ; is In her
A minute later the two worthies were
seated, and two "drummers" guarded
them. Of course all knew that the train
would " back" when the absence of the
several coaches was discovered, and in a
short time It was announced as return
ing. When the detective came Into the car
he kissed his brave little wife, and secur
ed the two villains, who submitted like
lambs. He acknowledged that Jack
Hawk had outwitted him, but he said,
smilingly, that the bravest member of
the Blnkley family had proved too much
for the old offender.
At Terre Haute the villains were
handed over to the sheriff, and, as Jack
had been concerned In several murders,
lie received a life sentence, while his
companion went to JefTersonvllle for a
Blnkley found himself everywhere
congratulated on the coolness of his
wife, who still boasts, as well she may,
of her capture of Jack Hawk and his
AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN WORKMEN.
IT WAS a matter to stir one's patriotic
pride, but not less to move one's
pity, to observe the commotion In busi
ness circles In Switzerland the reports
of the Swiss Commissioners to the Phil
adelphia Exhibition were made public.
A n'a Irs were not in a cheerful state at
the time. The " hard times" that had
begun in America were already sorely
felt in the centre of Europe. Produc
tion was slackened In all the factories,
and the values of many favorite invest
ments had shrunk to one-half. When
the report of M. Favre-Perret on Amer
ican watch-making was read to crowded
meetings of watch-makers at Neuchatel
aud Geneva, the general expression was
that of abject despair. Work was sus
pended or months on the costly build
ing of the school of Watch-making
founded by the Geneva government. A
commission was appointed by the can
tonal legislature to inquire what new
Industry could be Introduced In place of
that which must now be abandoned to
Among those interested in the other
leading manufacture of Switzerland
the silk factories of Basle and Zurich
there was like searchings of heart. This
same report of M. Favre-Perret warned
his fellow-citizens that the silk business
was as sure to be run away with by the
Yankees as the watch business. The
wonder in both cases is that facts which
had long been accumulating, and which
had never been hid in a corner, should
have taken any body by surprise. The
exportation of ribbons from Basle to the
United States has been dwindling regu
larly, and is now reduced to one-sixth of
what it was only four years ago. It is
obvious that the next step for the
Americans, after supplying their own
market, is to compete in other mar
kets. The productions of the Swiss dairies
are prized in all the markets of Europe.
Last January, M. Grenier, at the meet
ing of the Agricultural Society of the
Canton de Vaud, informed his associates
to what extent the dairy productions of
the great establishments of the Northern
States and Canada were overflowing the
home market. " There are thousands
of these establishments," he said," with
capital amounting to 125,000 ,000, already
producing to the amount of $31,000,000
annually. The export of cheese was
88,000,000 pounds iu 1803, and 90,000,000
pounds in 1874. The export of butter
has grown to 52,000,000 pounds a year.
The competition Is getting formidable,
for the manufacture of cheese has been
so perfected in America that, unless we
look out, it will be utterly impossible for
us to compete with it."
A very large dealer xC leather, M.
Bally, declares that the same is true of
this article. " Europeans no longer con
trol the leather market. Prices are now
set by America. Every little tannery
feels the influence of the Importations
from America ; our own exportation to
the New Country has dwindled almost
At first thought it was supposed that
the superior advantages of the Ameri
can manufacturer arose from his use of
machinery for operations that continue
in the Old World to be wrought out by
hand-work. If this were all, or nearly
all, it would be an easy matter to im
port or to imitate the machinery and,
by combining capital in great establish
ments, to go on with their business with
the double advantage of the low wages
and abundant skilled labor of the Old
World and the organization and appli
ances of the New.
One eminent American house, how.
ever, with ample capital, bad made this
hopeful but expensive experiment. The
finest business edifice in Genva was
built,, three or four years ago, by Ameri
cans, and stocked with the best Amerl
can watch-making machinery. The
most skilled Geneva watch-makers were
sought for at high wages high, that is,
for Switzerland, but low for America
and the world looked for a splendid suc
cess. But the beautiful building is now
let out In lodgings, and the machines
are advertised for sale. Evidently the
secret of American success lay In some
I have followed the conjectures and
proposals of Swiss newspapers on this
point with great interest. They demand
patent laws for the encouragement of
invention, schools of technical instruc
tion for artisans, relief from interrup
tion of work by irllltia service, and oth
er governmental palliatives; but they
do not touch the main point of the su
periority of the American manufacto
ries, and that Is the personal superiority
of the American workmen.
The secret Is revealed In an extraor
dinary pamphlet by M. Bally, whom we
have already quoted, and who Is the
proprietor of the great boot and shoe
factory at Schonenwerth, in German
Switzerland. The pamphlet Is printed
both In German and In French, and has
made a profund Impression abroad. It
gives, I will not say thelmpre8sions,but
the shrewd and careful observations, of
a practical man on his visit to the
United States during the Centennial
year. The title is sensational Garde a
Vousl ("Look out for Yourselves"
but the matter of It is solid.
Our traveler's first wonder in Ameri
ca is to see how much is made of a man,
in a business point of view. He gets
Into a stage on Broadway, " the most
crowded thoroughfare in the world,",
and Is struck by the contrivance of fare
box and door strap, which enables one
man to do the business of three on a
Taris line. In a horse-car he admires
the bell-punch, which saves the com
pany the salary of a controleur, and does
his work more effectually. On a rail
road train he is amazed to find only one
conductor, and nothing of the army of
watchmen who on European roads stand
guard at every curve and crossing. He
recalls the starting of a Swiss train ;
each one of a series of conductors cries
successively, " Fertlg 1" then the chef de
train calls, " Fort I" then he whistles J
then the bell rings ; then the locomo
tive whistles ; finally the train starts.
In America, the conductor surveys the
whole train. When all is ready, he
makes a sign to the engineer, and off
she goes. It is the traveler's business to
know the time of starting, and if he
gets left once, he Is likely to take better
care another time. .
All this by way of showing how,every
where in America, each man's labor is
made to go as far as possible. You find
the same distinction between the manu
factories of the Old World and those of
the New. " In Europe, as business in
creases, the proprietor enlarges his es
tablishment; In dull times he contract
it. When competion compels, he im
proves his machinery, so far a9 he is
driven to. If wages are too high, he
moves his concern into the country, or
to some region where manufactures do
not abound. The American pursues;
another course. He contrives to in-
crease the amount of production. His'
question is how to get the utmost out of
his hands and his machinery. He does
not delay improving his tools until he is
driven to it, if the improvement is go
ing to save time and money. If wages
are too high, he compensates himself by
means of improved arrangements. It is
not the mere machine that gives the
American his advantage both In quanti
ty and quality, it is the way he uses it."
LEONAno JlACOJT, in Harpers Maga,.
A Starch Story.
The London dandy who invented1
starch had a limited idea of the great
industry he was founding. It is believed
that nearly 3,000,000 bushels of patatoes
are frequently consumed per year in the
States of Maine, New Hampshire, Ver
mont and New York in the production
of potato starch. The amount is three
eighths as large as the potato crop of
Maine, three-fourths as large as that of
New Hampshire, three-fifths as large as
that of Vermont, one-tenth as large as
that of New York State, of about the
same magnitude as that of Massachu
setts, and much larger than the crops of
Connecticut or Rhode Island.
- There are about 225 factories engaged
in the manufacture of potato starch, and
probably all of them, with one or two
exceptions, are located in the States of
New York, Maine, New Hampshire and
Vermont. The average price paid for
potatoes by starch manufacturers dur
ing the past season has been 30 cents per
bushel. The aggregate annual produc
tion of all the factories is usually from
6,000 to 11,000 tons. A bushel of pota
toes generally make eight pounds, of
starch, 250 bushels, therefore, being re
quired for a ton. As the average mar
ket quotation for potato starch is about
5 cents per pound.it follows that a bush
el of potatoes brings only about 40 cents
after being converted into starch, and
the value of the total production of po
tato starch in the country is from $S00,
000 to $1,200,000 per anuuni.