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THE TlMtS, NEW BLOOiFlELD,' TA1., NdVEMlVElt' 13,!l877.
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R. R.
ARRAtiGEMENtOF TA8BBNGER TBALN8.
November 5lli, 1877.
TRAINS LEAVE HARR18BURQ AS FOLLOWS
For New York, at 6.20, 8.10 a. m. 8.67p. n.,
and 7.M p. m.
For Philadelphia, at 8.10, 8,10, 9.45 a.m. nd
and 8.67 p. nr.
Korltendtng, at 6,20, g.lo, 9.45 a.m. and 2.00
3.67 and 7.65.
For Pottsvllle at 8.20, 8.10 a. m.. and 8.6T
B. in., and via Schuylkill and Busquehanua
ranch at 2.40 p. m.
For Auburn via H. ft fl. Br. at 8.10 a. m.
For Alletitown, at 6.20, 8.10 a. m., aud at 100,
8.57 and 7.55 p. m. .
The 6.20, g.foa. m., 8.57 and 7.65 p. m., trains
have through cars for New York.
The 6.20,8.10 a.m., and 2.00 p.m., trains have
through cars lor Philadelphia.
For New York, at 6.2n a. m.
ForAllentown and Way Htatlons at 8.20a.m.
For Heading, Philadelphia and Way Dtatlonsat
1.46 p. in.
TRAINS FOR HARRISBT'RQ, LEAVE ASFOL
Leave New York, at 8.45 a. m., 1.00, 8.30 and
7.45 p. m.
Leave Philadelphia, at 9.18 a. m. 8.40, and
7.20 p. m.
Leave Heading, at 1 4. 40, 7.40, 11.20 a. m. 1.S0,
6.15 and lo. 35 p. m.
Leave Pottsvllle, at 0.10, 9.15 a.m. and 4.35
And via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at
8.15 a. m.
Leave Auburn vlafl. ft H. Br. at 12 noon.
Leave Allentown, att.30 6,50, 0.05a.m., 12.18,
4.30 and 0.O3 p. m.
Leave New York, at 5.80 p.m.
Leave Philadelphia, at 7.20 p. m.
Leave Reading, at 4.40, 7.40, a. m. and 10.35
Leave Allentown, at 2 .30 a. m., and 9.05 p. m.
J. K. WOOTEN, Gen. Manager.
C. G. Hancock, General Ticket Agent.
Does not run on Mondays.
Via Morris and Essex It R.
Pennsylvania II. It. Time Table.
On and after Monday, June 25th, 1877, Pas
senger trains will run as follows:
Mlfflintown Aco. 7.32 a. m., dally except Sunday.
Johnstown Ex. 12.22 p. m., dally " Sunday
Mall, 6.54 P. h., dally exeeptSunday
Atlantic Express, 9.51p.m., flag, daily.
WayPass. 9.08 A. m., dally.
Mail 2.43 P. m. dally exeeptSunday.
Mlfflintown Acc. 6.56 p. M . dally except Sunday .
Pittsburgh Express, 11.57P. M., (Flag) dally, ex-
Pacflle Express, 8.17 a. m.. dally (flag)
Trains are now run by Philadelphia time, which
Is 13 minutes taster than Altoona time, and 4 min
utes slower than New York time.
J.J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, June 2Hh, 1877, trains
wlllleaveDuncannon, as follows:
Mlfflintown Acc. dally except Sunday at 8.12 a. m.
Johnstown.Ex.12.53P. M., dally exeeptSunday.
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, dailyexceptSunday.
MUlllntown Acc. dailyexceptSunday at 6.16 p.m.
Pittsburg Ex. daily except Sunday (flag) 11.33P. M.
WM. O. KING Agent.
F. QTJ1GLEY & CO.,
Would respectfully Inform the public that they
have opened a new
In Bloomlield, on Carlisle Street, two doors North
of the Foundry, where they will manufacture
HARNESS OF ALL KINDS,
Saddles, Bridles, Collars,
and every thing usually kept In a first-class es
tablishment. Give us a call before going else
where. a. FINE HARNESS a speciality.
REPAIRING done on short notice and at rea
43- HIDES taken in exchange for work.
D. F. QUIGLEY & CO.
Bloomlield, January 9, 1877.
Fee Reduced. Entire Cost $55.
Patent Ofllce Fee 835 In advance, balance 20
within 6 months after patent allowed. Advice
and examination free. Patents Sold.
J. VANCE LEWIS & CO..
19-3m Washington, D. C.
nfl AGENTS WANTED to canvass for a
uu ohand picture, 22x28 Inches, entitled
"The Illustrated Lord's Prater." Agents
are meeting with great success.
For particulars, address
H. M. CK1DER, Publisher,
48 ly York, Pa.
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 sell at
Leather and Harness ef all kinds. Having good
workmen, and by buying at the lowest cash
prlcet, I fear no competition.
Market prices paid In cash for Bark. Hides and
Skins. Thankful for past favors, 1 solicit a con
tinuance of the same.
P. 8. Blankets, Robes, and Shoe-findings made
JOS. M. HAWLEY.
Duncannon, July 19. 1876. tf
New Pension Law,
UNDER an act of Congress approved March S,
1878, widows of otllcers who were killed, or
died of disease contracted in the service, are now
entitled to 12.00 per mouth for each of their chil
dren. The guardian of a minor child of a soldier who
heretofore only received 18.00 per mouth pension
lsnnw entitled to $10. per moth.
Soldiers who receive invalid pensions can now
have their pensions increased to any sum or rate
between 18. and 118. per month.
Soldiers who have lost their discharges can now
Fat hers and mothers who lost sons intheserv
Ice upon whom ,ey were dependent tor support,
can also obtain pensions.
The undersigned having had over 10 years ex
perlence In the Claim auency business will attend
promptly t claims under the above act.
Call oa or address
Attorney for Claimants,
A Girl's Advcnturo villi a Itobbcr.
THERE lived about Ave or six miles
from Ens ton, Pennsylvania, a few
years since, an honest farmer named
Henderson, who had two ' very ' pretty
daughters, Ellen and Maude. The first
was about twenty-three years of age,
while the latter was nineteen, The farm
er was a thrifty, well-to-do man, though
by no means rich ; but the family lived
In excellent Btyle, and the daughters
had received good educations.
Both of these girls were pretty, but
Maude was perhaps the handsomer.
There was no lack of attentive young
gentlemen at the farm, though the
neighborhood was not very thickly set
tled. But "beauty draws us with a
single hair," and the young ladles were
the centre of a gay little circle of friends,
mostly young gentlemen, farmers' sons
in the immediate neighborhood, and
some even from Easton.
By-and-by it came about that an
earnest, handsome and sturdy young
farmer fell desperately in love with
Maude, and proposed to her. On her
part, she loved Harry Masters above all
the young fellows she knew, and told
him frankly he might speak to her
father. In the meantime she confided
the matter to her mother, a kind hearted
sympathetic parent, who saw no objec
tion to the choice of her daughter, but
all was left to the father to decide.
Farmer Henderson was a straight-forward
and open-mouthed man. That is
he said exactly what he meant, no more
or less, and that he uttered freely. When
Harry Masters called him on one side
and told his especial errand, as to Maude,
the father said, "Well, Mr. Masters,
Maude is young. I wanted Ellen to be
married first; she's oldest, and I have
got a marriage portion of twelve hun
dred to give her ; but I haven't laid by
anything yet for Maude."
" I have got pretty well beforehand,
Mr. Henderson, for a man but twenty
four years old, and we shall be able to
do very well, I have no doubt."
" You mean you'll take Maude with
out any marriage portion V" said the
" Yes, sir, very gladly."
" Well, it's pleasant to hear you say
so, because it shows your honest a (lec
tion, Mr. Masters ; but I am too proud,
though a simple farmer, to let Maude
marry till I can give her a thousand or
two towards housekeeping."
" It is not worth waiting for, sir, as
long as we don't really need it, and both
"Then, again, I'd rather Maude
wouldn't marry until her sister is mar
ried, because she's so much older, do
you see, it will actually make her an
old maid. It isn't fair, Mr. Masters."
" Ellen is very popular with the gen
tlemen, and will soon be married," said
" That's just what I have said to my
self, and then I shall begin to pick up a
marriage portion for Maude."
" I trust that is the only objection,
Mr. Henderson?" said Harry.
" Why, yes, you are a promising and
respectable young man, and come of a
good family," said the farmer; "but I
can't let Maude go until I get together a
respectable marriage portion to give
with her hand."
" Perhaps you will think more favora
bly about it," said thelover," I'll speak
with you again."
" All right, Mr. Masters," said the old
Harry and Maude were very fond of
each other ,and now talked over the mat
ter very seriously. Maude could not
blame her father, and did not like the
idea of going to Harry without a proper
portion to contribute to their joint part
nership in domestio life.
" Never mind, Harry," said the hand
some young girl ; "Ellen will soon be
married. I have pretty good reason for
"Ah, but then your father says he
wants time to pick up a marriage por
tion for you, and that will take three or
four years, perhaps."
" That Is a good while, is it not,
Harry V" said Maude, just blushing a
little, for fear it sounded forward aud
" It's ages I" said the young fellow.
" Think of waiting three years why
we shall be old folks by that time 1"
"Not quite so bad as that," said
" I'm sure my hair will be gray by
"Nonsense, Harry! Now you are
" I was never more in earnest in my
life," said he, as he stole a kiss from her
pretty lips, and ray away, so as not to
hear her chide him for his bold
ness. " Maude," said her father, coming in
to the house from the barn, "I wish
you would ride the sorrel mare Into
Easton, and get this hundred dollar bill
changed at the bank. The workmen
have got done with the roofing of the
barn, and I want to pay them off to
night." " Very well, father. Let John put
the side-saddle on, and I'll be ready in
The sorrel mare was brought up to the
door, and Maude was soon on her way at
an easy hand gallop toward Easton. She
had an excellent seat, and was a good
horsewoman. As she knew this very
well, she would not have objected to
have Harry see her Just now; but he had
gone a few minutes before In an oppo
When Maude got Into Easton Bhe rode
directly to the bank, but was unfortun
ate enough to find it closed. After a
few minutes' thought she resolved to try
to get the note changed at a grocer's or
at some of the other stores, and went
immediately to do so. Fate seemed
against her for no one had small change
enough to accommodate Miss Hen
derson. At one of the stores where she stop
ped a very gentlemanly looking person
took out his pocket book and said he
thought he could change it for her, and
she handed him the bill, but he returned
it saying that after all he had not so
much small money. He seemed to re
gret this, however, and even followed
Maude to the door and assisted her to re
mount her horse.
She was forced to give up her errand
as she did not like to run about among
strangers asking them to change her bill,
especially as no one seemed able to do so.
She therefore turned her horse's head
once more towards home. Scarcely had
she passed the outskirts of the town
when she was overtaken by the stranger
who had spoken with her in the last
store, and who at first thought he could
change her bill. He was mounted upon
a fine looking bay horse, and saluted
her respectfully as he came along
side. " Did you get your bill changed V" he
" No ; small bills seemed scarce," she
" Do you live near here V"
" About five miles off."
"Quite a ride."
" Oh, we don't mind five miles in the
" You are an excellent rider !"
" I have ridden since I was six years
old," she said ; "but my sister Ellen is
a better rider than I am."
" You are generous to admit it," said
" Why, It's only the truth," she an
After they had passed over about two
miles, they came to a very lonely piece
of road, quite removed from any dwel
ling houses. Still, as the stranger ap
peared so gentlemanly, and had address
ed her so politely, she had not the least
suspicion of any evil intention on his
Presently he said suddenly, " I will
thank you for that bill."
" What ?" said she half smiling.
" Please give me that bill."
"What do you mean 5"' said Miss
"Just what I say !" he replied sud
denly. " I shall do no such thing!" she an
" I am sorry to draw a pistol upon a
lady," he continued, suiting the action
to the word, " but I must have that one
hundred dollar bill at once."
" Do you mean to rob me V"
" I must have the money."
It was with difficulty she could be
lieve that the man was in earnest, but
when he now cocked his pistol and held
it toward her with one hand, while he
extended the other for the bill, she was
forced to yield to the necessity of the sit
uation. She was a brave hearted girl,
and even now she did not turn pale nor
tremble in the least ; she saw she could
not help herself and so she made the
best of it.
Just as she held out the bill to him a
sudden gust of wind blew it into the
road and carried it gently several yards
from them. The stranger alighted to
got it and quick as thought Maude hit
her horse a smart blow in order to get
out of the robber's power. The sorrel
mare was a spirited little creature, and
sprang into a smart gallop at once;
while the stranger's horse which had
been standing beside her, also started off
at full speed In her company.
Bang ! went the rbbber's pistol after
them, having only the effect to Increase
the speed of the flying horses, both of
whom were now on thedead run. Maude
did not care how fast she rode, the sor
rel was as easy as a cradle at that speed,
and in ten minutes she dashed into her
father's yard followed by the riderless
Her story was soon told, and her
father was with difficulty prevented
from starting after the robber with his
pistols and rifle, but he knew that the
scoundrel would naturally take at once
to the woods where he !ould not follow
or find him.
" Well, we've got 'bis horse at any
rate," said the furmer, " and he's worth
more than a hundred dollars."
"" Hallo,'master l"said the man John
who had been taking the saddle-bags
from the strange horse.
" What Is it, John V" .
" These bags are full of something." '
" I should think so," said the farmer
as he unstrapped the leather bags.
They were found to contain some
counterfeit plates, a quantity of coun
terfelt money In various bills, and also
over flfteen hundred dollars in good
" Huzza I" cried the farmer.
" What is it, father 1" said Maude.
" Why, your trip to Easton has prov
ed a profitable one, at all events. Here's
over fifteen hundred dollars, good
"Ah, but It will be claimed by the
"Do you think a counterfeiter would
dare come for the tools that would con
vict him V to say nothing of highway
"I didn't think of that."
That evening Farmer Henderson sent
John over to young Masters with a mes
sage to call around and see him, to which
Harry responded instantly.
" Mr. Masters," said tho farmer, as he
came into the large, old-fashioned sit
ting room, " you remember what you
asked of me this afternoon ?"
" Yes, sir."
" Well, I give my consent. Maude
has just furnished her own marriage
portion. Take her, my boy, and be happy."
The Religious Card Player.
A PRIVATE soldier by the name of
Richard Lee was taken before the
magistrate of Glasgow, Scotland, for
playing cards during divine services.
The account of It is thus given In an
English journal : A sergeant command
ed the soldiers at the church, and when
the parson had read the pray
ers he took the text. Those who had
Bibles took them out; but this soldier
had neither Bible nor Common Prayer
Book, and pulling out a pack of cards
he spread them before him. He first
looked at one card and then at another.
The sergeant of the company saw him
and said :
" Richard, put up the cards; this is
no place for them."
"Nevermind that," said Richard.
When the services were over, the con
stable took Richard prisoner and brought
him before the Mayor.
" Well," said the Mayor, " what have
you brought the soldier here for 5"'
" For playing cards in the church."
" Well, soldier, what have you to say
for yourself V"
" Much, sir, I hope."
" Very good ; if not, I will punish
" I have been," said the soldier, "about
six weeks on the march. I have neither
Bible nor Common Prayer Book. I
have nothing but a pack of cards, and I
hope to satisfy your worship of the
purity of my intention." Then spread
ing the cards before the Mayor, he be
gan with the ace : " When I see the ace
it reminds me that there is but one God.
When I see the deuce it reminds me of
the Father and Son. When I see the
trey it reminds me of the Father, Son
and Holy Ghost. When I see the four it
reminds me of the four Evangelists that
preached, Matthew, Mark, Luke and
John. When I see the five it reminds
me of the wise virgins that trimmed
their lamps ; there were ten, but five
were wise and five were foollsh,and were
shut out. When I seethesix it reminds
me that in six days tho Lord made
heaven and earth. When I see the sev
en it reminds me that on the seventh
day Ood rested from the work he had
made, and hallowed it. When I see the
eight it reminds me of the eight right
eous persons who were saved when God
destroyed the world, viz; Noah and his
wife, his three sons and their wives.
When I see the nine it reminds me of
the nine lepers that were cleansed by
our Saviour. They were nine out of the
ten that never returned thanks. When
I see the ten it reminds me of the ten
commandments which God handed
down to Moses on tables of stone. When
I see the King it reminds me cf the
Great King of Heaven, which is God
Almighty. When I see the Queen it re
minds me of the Queen of Sheba, who
visited Solomon, for she was as wise a
woman as he was a man. She brought
with her fifty boys and fifty girls all
dressed in boys' apparel, for King Solo
mon to tell which were boys and which
were girl3. The King sent for water for
them to wash. The girls washed to the
elbows, the boys to the wrist; so King
Solomon told by that."
"Well," said the Mayor, "you have
described every card in the pack except
"What is that?"
" The Knave," said the Mayor.
" I will give your honor a description
of that too, if you will not get angry."
" I will not," said the Mayor, "if you
do not term me to be the knave."
" The greatest knave that I know of is
the constable that brought me here."
" I do not know," said the Mayor, "if
he Is the greatest knave, but I know be
Is the greatest fool."
" When I count how many spots there
are in tt'pack, I find 809, as many days
as there are in a year. When I count
the number of cards in a pack, I find 62
the number of weeks In a year. I
find there are 12 picture cards In a pack,
representing the number of months in a
year, and on counting the tricks, I find
18 the number of weeks in a quarter.
So you see a pack of cards serves for a
Bible, an Almanae and a Common
The Origin of Postage Stamps.
The origin of the stamp has a tinge
of romance in It. It was thirty-seven
years ago that Rowland Hill, while
crossing a district in the North of Eng.
land, arrived at the door of an inn where
a postman had stopped to deliver a let
ter. A young girl came out to receive it;
she turned it over and over in her hand
and asked the price of postage. This
was a large sum and evidently the girl
was poor, for the postman demanded a
shilling. She sighed sadly, and said the
letter was from her brother, but that she
had no money ; and so she returned the
letter to the postman. Touched with
pity, Mr. Hill paid the postage and gave
the letter to the girl, who seemed very
much embarrassed. Scarcely had the
postman turned his back when the
young inn-keeper's daughter confessed
that it was a trick between her and her
brother. Some signs on the envelope
told her all she wanted to know, but the
letter contained no writing. "We are
both so poor," she added," that we In
vented this mode of corresponding with
out paying for our letters." The trav
eler, continuing his road, asked him
self if a system giving place to such
frauds was not a vicious one. Before
sunset Rowland had planned to organ
ize the postal service on a new basis
with what success is known to the
There is a great deal in a kiss. Adam's
first kiss of Eve must have been a queer
sensation like the feeling of a man who
first ate an oyster. In ancient Rome, a
kiss was a religious ceremony. The
nearest friend of a dying person " re
ceived his soul" by a kiss, for the soul
was supposed to leave the body through
the Hps. Pliny thinks the Roman women
began to degenerate when they kissed
everybody miscellaneously. Among the
early Christians, a kiss was " the seal of
prayer." It was a treacherous sign In
Judas the betrayer. In our times a kiss
means a good deal from the kiss be
tween two young ladies, to the kisses
recorded in the following stories. Here
is number one:
" A tender swain reproached his fair
one with letting a rival kiss her hand
a fact which she indignantly denied.
'But I saw It.'
Nay, then,' cried the offended fair
one, ' I am now conviuced that you do
not love me, since you believe your eyes
in preference to my word.' "
A Fair Divide.
A good story for the times, be It true f
or untrue, is that they tell about the
head of the French Rothchilds. Dur.
ing the days of the last Cummunist up
rising in Paris, two of the red-capped
gentry called upon him and said : r
" Baron, the Commune rules France
now, and you, like other ilch - men,
must divide your property among your
poorer fellow countrymen."
"Ah," said the Baron, "is that so?
Pray tell me how much I am supposed
to be worth I"
"About forty millions of francs."
" And how many people are there in
France V" '
" About forty millions."
"And I must divide my wealth among
" Yes, Monsieur." '
" Very well, then, here are two francs
for you. You have got your share, and
may go ; for, of course, you do not wish
to take any one else's."
Persons who practice deceit and
artifice always deceive themselves more
than they deceive others. They may
feel great complacency in view of the
success of their doings ; but they are in
reality casting a mist before their own
eyes. Such persons not only make a
false estimate of their own character,but
they estimate falsely the opinions and
conduct of others. No person Is obliged
to tell all he thinks ; but both duty and
self-interest forbid him ever to make false
tt-jT We read in an exchange that " in
the Himalaya Mountains trees grow up
to a height of 11,800 feet." Only a
young and Inexperienced liar would
write such a statement as that An older
prevaricator would have struck off the
800 to prevent the raising of doubts.
Ci5 A Syracuse man left home " on
husiness" for a few days, and now his
wife is trying to solve the problem how
his night-shirt grew a foot longer and
became so nicely embroidered.