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ADVERTISING RATES t Traiuimt 8 Cent per line for one Insertion. 12 " " two insertions. 15 " " "three Insertions. Ensiness Notices In Local Column 10 Cents per line. Notices of Marriages or Deaths inserted free. Tributes of Respect, Ac., Ten cents per line. Obituary notices over five lines, 5 cents per Mae. YEARLY ADVEKTIBKMEKT8. ne Square per year, Including paper, $ 8 00 Two Squares per year, Including paper, 12 00 Three Squares " " ' ' 16 00 Tur Squares " " 20 00 Ten Lines Nonpareil or one Inch, la one square. NEW IJL003IFIEL1), PENN'A. Tuesday, December O 1S70. Congress met yesterday. The mem bers elected this fall do not take their seats until the 4 th of March, when the Forty second Congress commences its session. The news regarding the war in Frauce is quite contradictory. Despatches from French sources nay that tho attempts to break through the Prussian lines around Paris have been successful, while Prussian reports say that tho French at tempt to raise the siege has been an en tiro failure. Ono thing however is sure, and that is that during last Thursday and Friday, terrible fighting has been going on iu the vicinity of Paris. A few days will probably give us reliable news. J6A terrible accident occurred in Ce dar street N. Y., last week, a boy named William Shcehan, aged 12 years, who lived with bis parents at No. 34 John street, was instantly killed. Sheehan was employed as press feeder at the printing establishment of George W. Philips on the top floor of No. 56 Cedar street and having nothing to occupy his time that morning, went out ou the roof of the building in company with another boy, named John Monolt, aged 1G years. The two boys began a game of ball, and in their excitement climbed over the roofs of tho adjoining houses until they reached that of No. 48, where the acci dent occurred. Manolt was too much horrified at the death of bis companion to bo able to give any clear explanation of the occurrence, but it is Bupposed that Sheenan lost his balance while at play and fell headlong to the street. $25,000 Dollars For A Wife. A Mr. Win. C. Conover has just dc gun three suits at Morristown,N. J., two for $10,000 each against his father-in-law and mother-in-law for harboring his wife, and another ogainst a neighbor for $5, 000, for " tresspassing upon his wife. An investigation has elicited the following facts: About two years ago, William C. Con over, then employed as a freight clerk in the offices of the Morris and Essex railroad in Hoboken, won the affections of Miss Eliza Muchmore, eldest daughter of a lumber merchant of that name, who is highly esteemod in Morristown, X. J. I They were marriedand the father-in-law showed his good feeling toward the groom in a note for $1,000. Conover then procured a team of horses, wagons and neeessary paraphernalia for the starting of a coal yard. Mr. Muchmore also went security for tho payment of his son-in-law's coal and wood bills, aud allowed hint the use of certain stables, sheds, &.O., with a house in which to live. Mrs. Muchmore also gave him 8500 in cash and for a while the horizon of Mr. and Mrs. Conovcr's life was bright. After a lapse of three months tho young groom's appreciative friends elected him to the position of Town Clerk, to which no salary is attached, this offico required his abscenee from his wife in the evenings and appears to have necessitated his con stant frequenting of the drinking saloons of Morristown. A horse and buggy, with gay robes whip and trimmings, were also found neeessary, and were added to the appur tenccs of the coal yard. The young wife pined in her solitary home, but kept her sorrows to herself, not even complaining to her parents, Late hours and boon com panions of his new life seems to have led to the utter ruin of young Conover. After a year and three months of - wedded life the suffering wife, while visiting a neigh bor's house, was taken' with' hysterics which so alarmed her ' host, who was a friend of her father, that ho immediately ran to him and' informed him fbf his' daughter's condition. Mr. Muchmore came to her assistance at once, and was for tho first time told the story of her wrongs, wheroupon he took her home to his own house. A formal demand was soon afterward made by tho husband for his wifo through an ex-Councilman of tho city who was driven to the door by Conover. Tho lat ter caught sight of his mother-in-law at tho door and immediately threatened her life. For this ho was arrested, and released on 8500 bail. The girl refusing to jro back to him, ho began tho suits for $25, 000 ns stated above. A Battle Between 31 Incrs. A dispute between parties for the pos session of the Bonner aud Creole mines at Piocho City, Nevada, culminated in a battle at the placo one day last week, in which W. G. Sullivau was killed and ten other men wounded, and two precipitated down the shaft of the Creole, seventy feet. These two escaped with abut a few slight hurts. Tuesday evening a party took pos session, holding the mine until 5 o' clock ou Wednesday afternoon, when they were attacked and drawn out by a party of tho Creole men. irouble had been looked for all d;iy, for it was rumored around town that a party were arming to tako posscssian of the mine, by force if neces sary. At the time of tho httack nil trouble was supposed to be over for the day at least, but as soon as 'the firing com menced tho mountain side was black with people. The crowd was allowed to approach within a hundred yards, when they were hailed and forbidden to ap proach nearer. None of the wounded are considered in any great danger, but their wounds arc very painful. Tho following are the names of those wound ed : James Finlcy, Thomas Newland, Jack White, Albert DolifF, John Morgan and Courtney. Tho names of those who foil down tho shaft are not yet ascer tained. Over sixty shots were fired in the skirmish. The parties retaining pos session of the Creole mine after the fight were arrested by Sheriff Kane on Wed nesday evening. They were brought be fore Justice Clapp on Thursday morning, and upon their waiving an examination were held under $5000 bail, which was given. Elopement and Suicide. The elopement and attempted suicide of II. E, llaskius, a Hudson City jew eller, with Miss Jenny Boyd, daughter of John Boyd, ex-Chief Engineer of the Hudson City Fire Department, have fur nished an abundance of food for gossip on the hill, whero tho young couple were well known. The friends of the young man are rcticient, andhavemado arrange ments for his departuro from Hudson City as soon as he recovers. . Two weeks ago Miss Jennie, with a well-filled carpet bag left her homo at West End to visit her uncle's family in Patterson, whero she was to remain a week or two. But on the next day she took a homeward bound train on the Erie Railway. At tho west end of the tun nel Miss Jennie left tho cars and was joined by llaskius, who had crossed from St. James Hotel, carpet-bag in hand, aud tho couple went away on an eleven days' tour. A day or two subsequently Mr Boyd met his Paterson nephew, and asked, " How is Jennio V Young Mr. Boyd replied : " Why she started for home yesterday.', Mr. Boyd at once instituted a search for his daughter, which proved unsuc cessful. Fearing she had been forcibly abducted, ho advertised for information respecting her. The inquiries resulted in ascertaining the fact that llaskius had also disappeared. . On their return on Saturday morning last at the depot of Wc3t End, Ilaskins heard the rumors of threats to shoot him down on sight, if he ever returned to Hudson (Jity, and losing his mental poise ho wandered off down to Bergen Point and took poison. AT. Y. Sun. jfcr In Muskingum county, Ohio, a man named Dutton had been out coon hunting, and, after returning homo and retiring, dreamed in his uneasy sluiubcr that he had caught the coon and struck it against a tree killing it. lie was awakened by the frantic screams of his wife, and to his horror found that he had picked up his little infant daughter and dashed her against a bedpost killing her almost instantly. - ISa?" A ring wa? found by a lad last week in the water at South Beach, Nan tucket, which was lost, by a lady while bathing twenty years ago. Tho ring was returned to her. ' ; 1 ' ' .'';'' $&r The Titusvillo Courier says that on Wednesday of last week, Mr E. llolph, proprietor of Titusvillo bath house, iu driving a pipe for a well for tho uso of Iits baths, struck a vein of clear water, which immediately commenced to flow, discharging a stream tho full sizo of tho pipe 11 inches and with sufficient ibrco to elevate it a soot above tho sur face of tho ground. The well was only down a depth' of 12-feet, and another 1 J inches, was driven down near it a depth of 14 feet, when another vein of water was " tapped" with about the same results. It is estimated that about 1,000 barrels of water flows from each of these wells every 24 hours. In the immediate vi cinity of these flowing wells numerous wells have boon driven to the depth of 25 and 30 feet beforo water has been found, and then only in pumping quanti ties. fiojf" On Thursday evening, says tho Indianapolis Journal on tho 28th ult., a murder was committed at Fortville, I fancok county, a short distant from the city, on the Bellcfontaino road, which is horrifying in its details, and more so from the fact that it was committed for a sum of money less than $5 in amount. John A. Mcssler a well-to-do bachelor farmer, in that neighborhood, was found in his barn on Friday afternoon with a bullet hole iu his head,, and dead upon tho barn floor. It is supposed the murder was committed on Thursday evening, as ho was last seen then, and tho fact that he lived alone accounts for the body not being found until Friday. The murderer or murderers, had first shot him through the head with a rifle, the ball entering over the left eyc.and leaving tho head jnst behind the right car. A stake was then used to beat his brains out, after which the house was ransacked, and less than $5 worth of- valuables secured. Mr. Messier was an Odd Fellow, and a gentle man very highly respected in tho neigh borhood. Tho cause of death was undoubt edly a desire to plunder his house but who did the deed is not known, and sus. piciou points to uo one. A despatch uu nouncing the murder was sent Friday evening to Lieut. Stevens, ol tho police force, who at once set detectives at work looking up the case. Miscellaneous News Items. XW The Massachusetts Supreme Court lias decided that a contract ma do oil Sua day and carried into effect, cannot be re. pudiated by either party. tW Mary Kenedy, a nativo of Ireland, aged 102 years, died a few days since at tho rcsulonco ol her son an Albany. tW At a horseflesh depot in tho Rue do la Kofiuettic Paris, notico is criven: "Horse meat of first quality on sale from tho stables of Com to do la Grange." tA Wealthy citizen of Boston is building tho most expensive private resi dence ever erected in that city. It will cost $400,000. EST" Bananas are successfully and profit ably raised in tho neighborhood or Palatka. Florida. A ecntloraan of Orange countv now realizes $125 a month from nine plants set out three years ago. SESThe Western communities are agita ting lor iron passenger care on railways. and also for tho a bolition of fires for heat ing the cars. They want hot water in pipes instead of coal in stoves. I3T The will of the late Silas E. Bur rows, of Mystic, Conn., coverered CO shoots of foolscap. All the executors having de clined to servo on account of its length. l no court has appointed an administrator tlTA letter from Paris iu the Pall Mall Gazatto Rays : "It is strange and painful to seo groups of well-dressed women looking in at the windows of pork butchers and tripe shops with tho same eager curiosity with which they used to gazo at ribhous and bonnets." tlTIii St. Joseph, Mo., the other day, two twin fiislors Diavcrt a frame or "kpvhii up" for the hand of a young farmer, and tho winner married the man within a week, IW Charles Wolf, of 1201 Wood street, shot Iris wifo and child, and shot himself. last week. Wolf is dead, his child shot ; through tho arm, but the wile is unhurt. t3f The latest sensation at Jacksonville, 111., has been occasioned by the matching of a bear against a St. Louis tigor bull-dog. the fight was to come oil' in the liOth inst., and is expected to draw a large audience HP" A mau named Spal, who kept a clothing store at Parker's Landing, aud was burnod out at tho recent tiro at that place, was arrested, on his arrival at Parker's, on Thursday, charged with sot ting tiro to his building, which resulted in the burning of tho town. lie had an insu rance upon his his goods, and a young woman who had been his mistress for a long' time, exposed him, stating that he sot lire to the building to get the Insu rance., lie is now confined in jail at Kit tanning. Other evidence appears strong gainst ntm. ' .,.. .r f tW Mrs. Magdalena Spinner issues tho following pronunciamcnto In a late number of the Warren Mail: "Whereas, my hus band' Jacob Spinner, has lett my bed and board without just cause or provocation, I hereby forbid any ono to trust or harbor liim on my account, as I shall pay no debts of his own contracting. I have boarded liim about 23 years from my own hard earned money. ITenco, if any body wants him, whilo I am alive, they aro welcome to him. "MAGDALENA SPINNEIt." tSTA boy sixteen years old,, named Henry Bnshell, tried to kill himself last week by swallowing fivo cents worth of oxalio acid. Ono account states that ho was a good Sunday-school boy and " wanted to bo an angel." Another says that his father accused him ot stealing, and he wasn't like Washington, for he'd "rather dio than own up." ITo will get well. Towanda has a flro every Wednes day night for tho past two months, and the pcoplo there havo begun to look upon its weekly recurrence as a matter of course. Tho insurance companies aro beginning to rcvoko their policies, and tho citizens aro making the most strenuous efforts to dis cover tho incendiaries. 12?" James Odium, of 58 Main street, Brooklyn, called at tho East Tliirty-fiftli street police station last week, and told Sergeant McConncll that his daughter Mary Ann, eight years of age, was kept in pawn by Patrick Hayes, ol Thirty-second street near First avenue, in default of tho payment of thirteen dollars duo for the child's board. This being a kind of prop erty not legally pawned, tho polico had tho child released. tW Mr. English, keeper of tho toll-gate on Fairfax turnpike, having been bitten in tho hand last August by his dog, which had gone mad, died last week in horrible spasms. Iu his sano moments ho implored his friends to lcavo him. Ho was chained down to tho floor, several men being unable to bold liim down. EST A young lady was recently left wait ing lour hours lor her intended bridegroom at an Indiana church. At length tho an. nounccmcnt came that the courage of the young fellow bad given out at tho last moment, and ho had blown ins brains out. For The Bloomfield Times. Andcrsonburg Orphan School. Mh. Editor: I had the pleasure of spending thanksgiving day this year at the Soldier s Orphans' School, at Anderson. burg. I believe it is conceded that this is ono of the best conducted schools of tho kind in tho State. Mr. Motzerand his ex cellent lady, who have tho caro of this school, aro very much beloved by tho or phans, than whom you will never meet with a happier or a better behaved set of boys and girls. They call Mr. and Mrs. Motzor by no other name than Papa and Mamma ; and to these children they truly act the part of father and mother, and this not from policy, but from a heart overflowing with gcnuiuo Christian sympathy. As an illustration of this, Sampson Lanchart has been at the school since early last spring without an order from Superintendent McFarland. Speaking of the boy, Mr, Motzor remarked : 1 could not turn him awav. And so ho lias been teaching, board. ing and .clothing the boy for over seven mouths gratuitously. 1 ho boy is a bright, young lad, and was admitted on order in tho last of October. Mrs Motzer has another soldier's orphan in bis school for whom he is tenderly caring, but who is too young to roceive an ordor lor admission. Professor Win. II. Hall, who has the care of the department of instruction, has a very nappy laemty ot controlling tho school and imparting knowledge. The school numbers between 130 and i50 orphans. There is no comparison in good behavior between this and our common schools. have never heard a boisterous or unkind w.ord from any of tho children, and I havo frequently been among them. Kinder lit tle hearts you do not meet with anywhere. Their mental improvement is everything you could expect. The oldor ones are perfectly familiar with tho multiplication table, and with tho maps hung around tho wall. As an illustration of tho form er they will mentally follow you in a ques tion ofthis kind, and as soon as you aro through proposing the question if you do not speak too fast, be ready with the an swer. Ex. Take 10, add 9, subtract 8, multiply by 5, subtract 12, add 7, rosult, and thoy will answer 30. As an illustration of the latter, as soon as I would touch a State upon the map with tho pointing rod, thoy will call out its name, and ho on any of tho countries of Europe ; and w hon I gavo them tho pointing-rod and requested thorn to point out tho seeno of tho war of. Europe it was instantly done. With regard to tho singing, I would re mark, thero is at times a little harshness on tho part of tho boys. I would suggest to them that tho beauty of music lies in the softness and sweetness of tho voice, ;not in the loudness, and when wo cannot sing loud without harshness wo had better not sing loud. Tho louder tho butter if it is only soft and sweet, but by all means avoid a grating harshness. Some of these boys and girls w hoin tho State is educating iu those schools will un doubedly mako their mark in after life, and will repay the State for her motherly caro of them. It is true, tho State Is not edu cating them as an object of charity, but of debt, which she justly owes to thcin for tho life of their fathers so nobly given in de fence of our government, but she will be doubly paid in their usefulness hereafter. ; Yours, truly, J. J. Hamilton. , . Nov'r. 1 87 A Splendid Assortment of DRY - GOODS, Suitable for tho Season are now for Bale by the subscribers, AJT LOW PRICKS! OUll STOCK OF Shawls and Casimorcs Will be found the most com pletc of any in the County. Aldo, A Splendid Assortment of O 1 o t li , FOK FALL AND WINTER. V. MORTIMER & CO., NEW BLOOMFIELD, PA. Us8tlie Red Horso Powders. HOUSES CURED OF GLANDERS. Aaron Snvder. U. S. Assistant Assessor, Mount Aetna, Pa. C. Bacon, Livery Stable, Sunbury, Pa. Horses Cured of Founder. Wolf & Wllhelm. Danville, Pa. A. Kills, Merchant, Washington ville, Pa. A. Slonaker, Jersey. Horse Curort of Lung Fever. Hess & Brother. Lewisburg, Pa. Horse Cured of Colic Thomas Cllngan, Union County, Pa. Hogs Cured of Cholera. H. Barr, H. & A. Cadwnllader. Cows Cured. Dr. J. M. M'Cleery, 11. MeCormick, Milton, Pa. Chickens Cured of Cholera and Capes. Dr. U. Q. Davis. Dr. D. T.Krcbs, 0. W. Sticker, Joh n and James Finney. Hundreds more could he cited whose Stock was saved. German and English Directions. Prepared bjf CYRUS BROWNJ Druggist, Chemist and Horseman, 4 41 Wilton, Pa., Northumberland co Fa. New Carriage Manufactory , On High Stkket, Fast of Caklislb St., New Bloomneld, Penn'a. THK snbserlber has built a large and commodi ous Simp on High St., East of Carlisle. Street, New Hloomtlcld, Pa., where he Is prepared to man ufacture to order Osi i i i a g e s Of every description, out of tho best material. Sleighs of every Style, built to order, and finished In the most artlstie and durable manner. 49- Having superior workmen, ho Is prepared to furnish work that will compare favorably with the best City Work, and much more durable, aud at much more reasonable rates. XT REPAIRING of allklndsneatlyand prompt ly done. A eall Is solicited. SAMUEL SMITH. I Hi Stop Chewing Tobacco SAVE YOUR MONEY and restore your health, by using Dr. Byrn's Antidote for Tobacco. This Is not a substitute but a euro for Smoking, Chewing, and Snuff-taking. Few persons are aware of the terrible effects of tho noxious weed on the human system. Dyspepsia. Headache, Disease of the Liver, Hallow Complexion, Costive ness of the Bowels, ss of Memory and other diseases are the afflictions brought on by Its use. Tho Antidote is purely vegetable and harmless. It acts as a tonic on the system, purities the blood, and enables a person to digest t he heartiest food. Samples sent free for SO cents 83 per dozen. Address M. J. Yarnell, 86 Cannon St. N.Y. M73n PIMPLES. I WILL MAIL FREF. TO AM. who wish It, a Iteceipo that will Immediately removo Tan. Freckles, Pimples, Blotches, and all eruptions and Impurities of the Skin leaving tho same soft, clear, smooth, and beautiful. I will also send (free) instructions for producing, by very simple means, a luxuriant growth of hair on a bald head or smooth face. Address THUS. F. CHAPMAN. Chemist, l!)f Broadway, New York. P. O. Box M. 4 47 8m 870 TO CONSUMPTIVES. Tho ndvcrtibcr, having been permanently cured of that dread disease, Consumption, by a simple remedy, Is anxious to make known to his fellow sufferers the means of cure. To all who desire It, he will send a copy of the pro scription used, (free of charge), with the di rections for preparing and using the same,which they will find a suro euro for Consumption, Asthma, Bronchitis, Ac. , . , Parties wiehlng tho prescription will pleats address Rev. EDWARD A. WILSON, , No. 43 (dar Wv, New York., ly 4 41, a.,, . ,..,!).( '. 1 : i i