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Til K TIMKS, NEW 11L00MFIKL1), lAi, DKCEMIlKll 25,1877.
I tf The amount of tosttmony In fnTorof Dr.
8chenck'i Pulmonic Syrup, as a care for Voa
sumption, far exceeds all that can be brought
to support the pretentions of any otbor modi
cine. Bee Dr. Bchenck' Almanac, which can
be bad of an; druggist free of charge, contain
ing the certificates of many persons of the
highest respectability who have been restored
to health, after being pronounced Incurable by
physicians of acknowledged ability. Bchenck'i
Pulinonlo Syrup alone has cured many, as
these evidences will sbow bnt the cure Is often
promoted by the employment of two other
remedies which Dr. Bchenck provides for the
purpose. Tbese additional remedies are
Bchenck's Bea Weed Tonlo and . Mandrake
I'M?. By the timely use of these medicines,
according to directions, Dr. Bchenck certifies
that most any case of Consumption may be
cured. Every moment of delay makes your
core more dllllcult, and all depends on the
Judicious choice of a remedy. Bchenck's Man
drake Pills are an agreeable and safe cure for
Constipation caused by biliousness, and ulso
for tallow complexion and coated tongue.
There Is no better remedy for dleordercd stom
ach and all the evils resulting therefrom. Dr.
Bchenck is professionally at his principal olllce
corner Ulxili and Arch street, Philadelphia,
every Monday, where all letters for advice must
Bchenck's Medicines are for sale by all Drug
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R. R.
ARRANGEMENT OK PA88KNGEKTRA1N8.
Xovoinhcr 5 th, 1877.
TKAIN8 LEAVE HAKUISBUKG A8 FOLLOWS
For New York, at 6.20, 8.K a. m. 8.57p. m.,
and 7.fw p. m.
For Philadelphia, at 5.20. 8.10, 9.45 a.m.
and 3.67 p. in.
For Hearting, at S.20, 8.10, 9.43 a. m. and 2.00
3.57 and 7.5ft.
For Pottsvllle at fi.20, 8.10 a. m., and 3.M
B. in., and via Schuylkill and Busquehnnna
ranch at 2.40 p. m.
Fur Auburn via 8. tt 8. Br. at 5.10 a. m.
For Allentown, at 5.20, b.lua. in., and at 2.C0,
3.57 and 7.55 p. m.
The 4.20, 8 10 a. in., 3.57 and 7.55 p. m., trains
have through cars for New York.
The 5.20, 8.10 a. in., and 2. no p.m., trains have
through curs for Philadelphia.
For New Y'ork, at 6.2(1 a. m.
For Allentown and Way Stations at 6.20a.m.
For Heading, Philadelphia and Way Station sat
1.45 p. m.
TRAINS FOH IIAltlllsmniG, LEAVE AS FOL
Leave New York, at 8.45 a. m., 1.00, 6.30 and
7 .43 p. in.
Leave Philadelphia, at 9.15 a. m. 3.40, and
7.20 p. m.
Leave Reading, at tl.40, 7.40, 11.20 a. in. 1.30,
.15 nnd 10. 35 p. in.
Leave l'ottsville, at 6.10, 9.15 a.m. and 4.35
And via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at
8.15 a. in.
Leave Auburn via 8. H. Br. at 12 noon.
Leave Allentown, at t J.30 5,50, 0.05 a.m., 12.15,
4.30 and 9.05 p.m.
Leave New York, at 5.30 p. m.
Leave Philadelphia, at 7.20 p. in.
Leave Heading, at 4.40, 7.40, a. in. and 10 33
Leave Allentown, at2 30 a. m and 9.05 p. m.
,7. K. WOOTKN, Gen. Manager.
C. O. Hancock, General Ticket Agent.
tDoes not run on Mondays.
Via Morris and Essex It. It.
Pennsylvania lt.lt. "TiiuTTableT
On and after Monday, June 25th, 18", Pas
senger tramswill run as follows:
Miftlintown Aco. 7.32 a. in., dally except Sunday.
Johnstown Ex. 12 22 P.M., dally" Sunday
Mail 6.54 P. m., dally exceptsundaj
Atlantic Express, 9.51p.m., Hag, daily.
Way Pass. 9.08 a. m., dally.
Mail 2.43 P. m. dally exeeptSunday.
Milttintown Acc. 6.55 P. M. dully except Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, U.67P. M.,(Flag) daily, ex
Pacillo Express, 6.17 a. m.. dally (flag)
Trains are now run by Philadelphia time, which
Is 13 minutes faster than Altoona time, and t min
utes slower than New York time.
J.J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, June 25th, 1877, trams
willleave Duucannnn, as follows :
MlfHIntown Aco. dally except Sunday at 8.12 a. m.
.lohnitown Ex. 12.5a P. M., daily except Sunday.
Mail 7.30 P. M " " "
Atlantic Express 10.20 p. M., dally (flag)
Way Passenger, 8.38 a. h., dally
Mall, 2.09 p. m dalfyexceptSunday.
Mirtllntown Acc. dally except Sunday at 6.1(4 p.m.
Pittsburg Ex. daily except Sunday (flag) U.33p, u.
WM. C. KING Aaent.
t( AGENTS WANTED to canvass for a
gkand piotukb, 22x28 inches, entitled
"Tbb Illustrated Loru's Prater." Agents
am meeting with great success.
For particulars, address
H. M. CHIDER, Publisher.
48 1y 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 casA
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 the same.
P. R Blankets, Robes, and Shoe findings made
JOS. M. IIAWLEY.
Duncannon, Julyic. J876.-U
A VARIETY STORE,
We invite the Citizens of BLOOM FIELD and
vicinity, to call and examine our Stock of
GROCERIES, OUKEN8WARE, GLASSWARE,
TIN WARE. A FULL VARIETY OF
NOTIONS, 6.C., lie, tic.
All of which we are selling at astonishingly
Give us a call and HAVK MONEY, as we
leaimott GIVING THINGS AWAV.
Butter aud Eggs taken iu trade.
Wly West Main Street.
A PERILOUS ADVENTURE..
IV1HITKI) Mount Hecla, In Iceland,
Just bcforelts terrible eruption In 1845,
and the following is a brief narration of
a fearful adventure which happened to
me upon that sublime and desolate ele
vation. Having procured a guide, I net off at
an early hour on the morning following
my arrival In Hakim (at the foot of the
extinct volcano,) praying for fair weath
er, good luck, and a safe return.
As you push on, ascending summit
after summit, on your way to the great
and awful centre of till, you rind the
danger, dreariness and devastation grad
ually increase to the most terrible sub
limity till at last, when you do finally
stand on the highest point In thiBUnllv
lng world of chaos you Instinctively
pray heaven, with an ley shudder shiv
ering through your miserable frame, to
restore you to the life you seem to have
left forever behind you.
Oh, how shall I attempt to convey to
any mind the awful scenes of desolation
that surrounded me when at lust I stood
more than four thousand feet above the
level of the sea, on the highest peak of
the barren Hecla !
Six mortal hours three on horseback
and three on foot had I been clamber
ing upward from the world below ; aud
then, among the very clouds that rolled
und Rwept around me, I stood In a world
of lava mountains, ice and snow the
lava black as midnight, the snow of
blinding whiteness and not in all that
region a tree, a bush, a shrub, a blade or
even a solitary living thing, excepting
myself and guide I Far as the eye could
reach, when the moving clouds permit
ted me to see, was a succession of black ,
rugged hills, snow-crowned peaks, glis
tening glaciers, and ice-bound strcutns,
into whose inanimate solitudes no hu
man foot had ever penetrated a world
without plant or life the very desola
tion of desolation tilled with yawning
chasms and dreadful abysses.
Wrapping one of the blankets about
me to protect me from the freezing cold,
and cautiously using my pointed stick
to try every foot of ground before me, I
now began to move about, over blocks
aud heaps aud hills of lava, and across
narrow chasms and pitfalls and patches
of snow and ice, my faithful guide keep
ing near, and often warning me to be
careful of my steps. In this manner I at
length ascended a ridge of considerable
elevation, stumbling my way to the top
and now and then displacing fragments
of lava th.at rolled crushing down behind
me. As yet I had seen no signs of the
mouth of the crater, which eighty years
before had vomited fortli its terrific and
dcsolutlng streams of melted black sands,
but on reaching the - summit of this
ridge, I looked down into a sort of basin,
open at the lower side and having some
three or four deep scums or chasms in
the centre, into which the melting snow
and ice, on Its sides, were running in
small streams. A peculiar and not very
agreeable odor came up with a thin,
smoky vapor, and I fancied I could hear
a distant sound, something between a
gurgle and a rumble. ,
" I suppose this is the original crater?"
I said, turning to the guide.
The fellow was as pale as death, and
every feature expressed surprise allied
" What is the matter ?" I quickly de
manded. 41 Have you ever seen this spot
" I have seen this place before, mas
ter," he replied, " but never anything
like this. When I was here last, there
was no hollow here, but only a level
plain of snow and Ice."
"Indeed!" exclaimed I, feeling
strangely interested. "What, then, do
you infer that there Is to lie a fresh
" I fear, so, master. What can have
caused this change ? You see there Is
heat below, which has melted the thick
glacier, and only a few streaks of ice
now remain above the upper part of the
sides, while all the centre is gone."
" And the ground has a slight feeling
of warmth, too," I rejoined, as I bent
down and laid my hand upon it.
" Let us leave, master," returned the
fellow, hurriedly, looking around with
on expression of alarm. "I do not like
to remain here; we may be destroyed at
any moment. Let us hasten down and
report what we have seen."
" Nay," said I, feeling strangely Inter
ested and fusel nated by the perilous nov
elty ; " I do not think there is any Im
mediate danger, for the snow and Ice, as
is plain to be seen, have melted slowly ;
and I should like to venture into this
basin, and look down Into one of those
"Oh, no, master," replied the guide,
with nervous anxiety ; "do not do it. It
might cost you your life,"
" At least, I will risk it, If you will
agree to wait for me," said I, fully de
termined on the venture, even though I
were to go without his consent.
" I will wait," he answered ; '-but, re
member, master, you go down againtt
The crater or hollow was Rbout fifty
feet In depth, with gently sloping side;
and using my pointed stick, with the
greatestcare, 1 forthwith begun the de
scent, often stopping to try the teniera
lureof the lava with my hand, and find
ing it growing gradually warmer us I
proceeded, though not sufficiently so to
excite any alarm. In a short time I
reached the bottom, and stood on the
verge of one of the seams or chasms
which opened far down Into the heart of
the mouutaln. It was about four feet In
width, xlgzag in shape ; emitted strongly
the pecullat odor before mentioned. A
small, trickling stream, from a melting
layer of Ice above, was running Into It',
but I could only see that It was lost in
the deep darkness below, from which
came up a kind of hissing, boiling, gurg
ling sound, with something like a rum
bling shock at slight Intervals and gentle
pud's of heated air.
Giving no heed to my guide's earnest
solicitations, I now resolved to sound,
if possible, the depth of the chasm be
fore me, and then proceed to Inspect the
others ; and for this purpose I broke of!"
from a larger one a small block of lava,
and, advancing to the very edge of the
chasm, dropped it down, and listened to
the hollow reverberations, as It went
bounding from side to side, long after It
was lost to the eye. The depth was so
Immense that I heard It for more than a
minute, and then the sound seemed
rather to die out from distance, than to
cease because of the stone having reach
ed Us destination. It was an awful
depth, and fearfully impressed me with
the terrible ; and as I drew back with a
shudder, a gust of hot, sulphurous air
rushed and soared upward, followed by
a steam-like vapor, and a heavy, hollow
sound, as if a cannon hud been discharg
ed fur down iu the bowels of the earth.
Tills new manifestation of the powers
of nature, fairly startled me Into a de
sire for lliglit, and 1 hud already turned
for the purpose, when suddenly there
came n sort of rumbling crash, and the
ground, shaking, heaving and rolling
under me, began to crumble off Into the"
dreadful abyss. I was thrown down,
and on my hands and knees, praying
Heaven for mercy, was scrambling over
It und upwards to save myself from a
most horrible fate, when two blocks,
rolling together, caught my feet and legs
between them, und without crushing
them held them as if in a vice. Then
came another crash and crumble, the
lava slid away from behind me, and I
was left upon the very verge of the aw
ful gulf, now widened to some fifteen or
twenty feet, down which I looked with
horror-strained eyes, only to see dark
ness and death below and breath the al
most sufl'ocatlng vapors that rushed up
from that seemingly bottomless pit.
Oh, the horrors of that awful moment!
what pen or tongue can portray them V
There, a helpless but conscious priso
ner, suspended over the mouth of a
black and heated abyss, to be hurried
downward by the next great throe of
trembling nature !
" Help, help, help I for the love of
heaven, help!" I sen a med, in wild de
spair. I looked up to catch a glimpse of my
guide; but he was gone, and I had noth
ing to rely on but the mercy of Heaven;
and I prayed as I never prayed before,
for a forgiveness of my sins, that they
might not follow me to judgment. It
might be a second it might be a minute
It might be an hour that I should
have to undergo a living death ; but, be
the time long or short, I felt that there
was no escape from a doom that even
now makes me grow pale, and shudder
when I think of It. Above me was a
clear blue sky beneath me, a black and
horrible abyss around me, sickening
vapor that made my bruin grow dizzy.
Humbling and hissing sounds warned
me that another convulsion might oc
cur at any moment, and another would
be the last of me. Home and friends I
should never see again, aud my tomb
would be the volcanlo Hecla ! I strove
with the madness of desperation to dis
engage my imprisoned limbs, but I
might as well have attempted to move a
mountain. There I was, fixed and fas
tened for the terrible death I was await
ing. Oh, mercy, what a fate !
Suddenly I heard a shout ; and look
ing around I beheld, with feelings I can
never describe, my faithful guide hasten
ing down the rugged sides of the crater
to my relief. He had fled In terror at
the first alarming demonstration, but
had nobly returned to save me, if possi
ble, by risking his life for mine.
" I warned you, master," he said,as he
came up panting, his eyes half starting
from his head, and his whole coun
tenance expressing commingled horror
" You did you did !" I cried ; but oh!
forgive and save me !"
" You are already forglveu, master ;
and I will save you if I can save you, or
perish with you."
Instantly he set to work with his iron
pointed stick to break the lava around
my limbs, but had scarcely made any
progress, when again the earth trembled
and the blocks parted, one of them roll
ing down into the yawning chasm with
a dull, hollow sound. I sprang forward
1 sel.ed a hand of the guide we both
struggled hard, and the next moment we
had both fallen, locked In each other's
arms, upon the solid earth above. I was
free, but still upon the verge of the J It
and any moment we might be hurried
" Quick, master!" cried the guide;
"up I up! and run for your life!"
I staggered to my feet, with a wild cry
of hope and fear, and, half supported by
my faithful companion, hurried up the
Bloplng sides of the crater. As we
reached the ridge above, the ground
shook with a heavy explosion ; and look
ing back, I beheld with horror, a durk,
smoking pit where we had so lately
Aud then, without waiting to see
more, I turned and fled over the rough
ground as fast as my bruised limbs
would let me. We reached our horses in
safety, und, hurrying down the moun
tain, gave the alarm to the vilIagcrs,who
joined us in our flight ocross the coun
try till a safe distance was gnlned. Here
I bade adieu to my faithful guide, re
warding him as a man grateful for the
preservation of his life might be suppos
ed to do.
A few days later, when the long silent
Hecla was again convulsing the Island,
and Bending forth Its mighty tongues of
fire and streams of lava, I was far away
from the sublime and awful scene thank
ing Heaven I was alive to tell the story
of my wonderful escape from a burning
Wanted His Money.
APITTSBURGlfpoper suys : The
criminal court was astonished the
otherduy to see a seedy Individual work
ing his May into the court room and up
to the bar, where he said to the court:
" Ieh moechto mein geld haben." The
judge directed 'Squire Krehon, t.he
Court Interpreter, to see what that meant,
who reported that the man said: "He
wanted his money." The man upon
being questioned by 'Squire Krehan ex
plained himself more explicitly. He
was in the city during the war, employ
ed in one of the mills, ond was a saving
man. He had deposited all his savings
in the Dollar Havings Bank, and In 1W04
he hud deposited, he said, in that bank
money to the amount of $1,400.
The bunk had given hlra an account
book, which he had left In the bank. A
few years later he went back to Ger
many, where he remained for a number
of years. He has now returned to this
country und this city. Upon arriving In
tills city he went to the bank to get his
money which he left deposited there In
1H(H. As he didn't get it he innocently
enough walked up to the court house
and asked the Judge of the quarter ses
sions court for it, evidently supposing
that that was all that was necessary to
do to have the court compel ' the pay
ment of his money.
A visit was made to the bank, where
It was found that the man's name,
Ammerman, was not on the books, al
though he states positively that he de
posited the money there during the war.
If the man had deposited the money
and the name had been put on the
books, the name would be there if he
had drawn the money out, but there is
no trace of the man's name on any of
the books. The foreman of the mill
where Ammerman worked states that
he knows he deposited money In the
bank, as he had been with blm on sev
eral occasions when Ammerman made
deposits. The only theory to account
for the matter Is that some dis
honest clerk employed In the bank at
that time, 1804, who thought Ammer
man, who docs not speak English, a
good subject to make a few dollars from,
and hence purposely neglected to make
an entry of the deposits. The matter
will probably be Investigated.
Evils of Gossip.
WE have known a country society
which withered away to nothing
under the dry rot of gossip only. Friend
ships, once as firm as granite, dissolved
to jelly, and then ran away to water on
ly, because of this ; love that promised
a future as endearing and as stable as
truth, evaporated Into a morning mist
that turned to a day's long tears, only
because of this ; a father and a son were
set foot to foot with the fiery breath of
an anger that would never cool again
between them ; and a husband and a
young wife, each straining at the hated
lash w hich in the beginning had been
the promise of a God-blessed love, sat
mournfully by the side of the grave
where all their love and all their Joy lay
burled, and all because of this. We have
seen fuith transferred to mean doubt,
Joy give place to grim despair, and chur
ity take on itself the features of black
malevolence, all because of the fell words
of scandal, and the maglo mutterlngs of
gossip. Great crimes work great wrongs
and the deeper tragedies of human life
spring from the larger passions; but
woeful and most mournful are the un
catalogued tragedies that issue from gos
sip and detraction ; most mournful the
shipwreck often made of noble natures
and lovely lives by the bitter winds and
dead salt-waters of slander. Ho easy to
say, yet so hard to disprove throwing
on the Innocent all the burden and the
strain of demonstrating their innocence,
and punishing ttiein as guilty If unable
to pluck out the stings they never see;
and to silence words they never hear
gossip and slander are the deadliest and
crudest weapons man has ever forged
forlils brother's heart.
A Beautiful Thought.
No man who Is fit to live need fear to
die. Poor faithless souls that we are I
How we shall smile at our vain alarms
when the worst has happened. To us
here death is the most terrible word wo
know. But when we have tasted Its
reality, it will mean to us birth, deliver
ance, a new creation of ourselves. It
will be what health Is to the sick man.
It will be what home is to the exlle.'It
will be what the loved one given back Is
to the bereaved. As we draw near to lb
a solemn gladness should All our hearts.
It Is God's graat morning lighting up
the sky. Our fears are the terror of chil
dren In the night. The night, with Us
terrors, its darkness, Its feverish dreams
Is passing away ; and when we awake It
will be Into God's sunlight.
A Curious Will.
A curious will, soys the Boston Adver
tiser, has Just been settled In Berlin, con
taining a moral worth a wider circula
tion than a miser's last testament often
obtains. The poor man died, when to
general surprise It was found he left
34,000 marks. The 30,000 In a package,
signed and sealed, was to be given to his
native town In Bavaria; 1000 each to
three brothers, and 1000 to a friend with
whom he had quarrelled. It was stipu
lated that none of the four should follow
the body to the grave, which suggestion
the three brothers gladly accepted, but
the quarreller walked oloneand forfeited
his thousand marks, for the sake of
paying a last mitigating honor. When
the package was opened for the town It
disclosed another will, giving the 80,000
to any of the four who should disregard
How to Dress.
It is idle to assert in the presence. of
girls that the way in which they dresa
Is of no consequence. It Is really of
great consequence. A woman's dress Is
the outward expression of her Inward
life. If she be coarse, vulgar, fond of1
display, and bent on low, material ends,
her dress, though extravagant, will be
an unconscious revelation of her char
acter. If she be modest, self-reliant, and
cultivated In the best direction, the style
of her ordinary apparel will befit her, as
the leaves befit the flower. But in
America young girls are too often over
dressed. The rounded cheeks, the bright
eyes, the waving hair of a girl In her
teens need only the simplest setting,
ltich fabrics and sumptuous adorning
are more for the matron, her dress gain
ing in ample fold and graceful sweep as
she puts on the dignity of years. The
seasons teach us something here, if we
go to nature for an object-lesson. How
different her charm fiom the deep, ma
turing summer, when the hues are decid
ed, and the air is loaded with perfume
from a thousand censers. The school
girl Is only on tffe threshold of summer.
Bhe has not crossed it yet. Let her copy
the sweet grace of the spring on her
A Mother' Influence.
It is hard for a young mother, who
has not yet overcome the wayward ten
dencies of her own youthful nature, to
realize the Influence she exerts over her
little ones. She is constantly surround
ed by critical Imitators, who copy her
morals and manners. As the mother Is,
so are her sons and daughters. If a
family of children are blessed with an
intelligent mother, who Is dainty and
refined in her manners, and does not
consider it necessary to be one woman
in the drawing-room and an entirely dif
ferent person in her every-day life, but
who Is a true mother, and always a ten
der charming woman, you will invaria
bly see her habits of speech and perfect
manners repeated in herchildien. Great
rough men and noisy, busy boys will al
ways tone down their voices and step
quietly, and try to be more mannerly
when she stops to give them a kind
word and pleasant smile ; for a true wo
man will never full to say and do all the
kind, pleasant things she can that will
in any way help to lift up and cheer
those whose lives are shaded with care
and toil. The mother of to-day ruled
the world of to-morrow.
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Rascally Trick on a Farmer.
A Canaan, Conn., farmer agreed with
two men who were driving a hog by his
house to kill the animal for half the
pork. He obligingly dressed the meat in
addition, when the btrangers drove off
with their half. But when the farmer
went to feed his own hog at night, an
empty pen told him that he bud killed
his own property for the sake of half of it.