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November2StIi 1870.
For New York. at 6.S0, l.lfl . m. S.00 and
For Philadelphia, t 5.20, 8.10, tf.4fl a.m.t.OO
'"KorRVdlng. at 6.20, 1.10, M5 a. m. 2.00
J. 67 and T.M p. m. . .
For Pottsvlfie at S.20. 8.10 a.m.. and H.STp.
m.. and via BcUuylklll andHusqueliannaBranob
at 2.40 B. m.
For Auburn at 5.10 a. m.
For Allentown, at .2. 2.10 a. in., 1.00,
''ThVlWlol: m.2.00 p.m. and T.Mp.m.
.trains hare through car; for New York.
The 8.20, 8.10 a. in., and 100 p. m. trains have
through oars for Philadelphia.
For New York, at ft.20 a. m.
For Allentown and Way Station at 5.20a.m.
For Heading, Philadelphia aud Way Stations at
1.45p. in.
Leave Mew York, at 8.45 a. m., 1.00, 8.80 and
7.4!n. iu.
Leave Philadelphia, at 9.15 a. m. 5.40, and
7.2c p. ni.
Leave Reading, at 4.40,7.40, 11.20a. m. 1.30,6.15
and 10.8S p. m.
Leave Pottsvllle, at 8.15, 9.15 a. m. and 4.35
p. m.
And" via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at
1.05 a.m. , .
Leave Aulmrn at 12 noon.
lave Allentown, at ISO, 5,80,1.65 a. m., 12.16
4.31 and B.00 p. m. , m .
The 2. 80 a.m. train from Allentown and the
4.40 a. ni. train from Reading do not run on Mou-
" BCNDAY8 i '
Leave New York. at3.H0 p. ra.
Leave Philadelphia, at T.'20 p. m. ....
Leave Reading, at 4.40, 7.40a. m. and 10.88 a. m.
Leave Allentown, 2.80 a. in. and 9.00 p. m.
Via Morrie and Essex Rail Road.
J. E. WOOTRN, Men. Manager.
C. G. IUhcock, General Ticket Agent.
Pennsylvania K. It. Time Table.
On and after Monday, Not. 27th, 1876, Fas
senjer trainswlll run as follows:
Mlffllntown Ace. 7.19 a. m., dally except Sunday.
Johnstown Express 12.22 P. M., dally " Sunday
Mail, 6.f4 p. m., daily exeeptsunday
Atlantic Express, 10.02 p.m., flag, daily.
Way Pass. 9.08 A. v., daily.
Mail 2.88 p. m. dally exeeptsunday.
Mlllllntown Ace. 6.55 P. M. daily except Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, 11.67P. M., (Flag) dally, ex-
cept Sunday.
Paclllo Express, 5.10 a. m.. dally (flag)
Trains are now run by Philadelphia time, which
la 13 minutes faster than Altoona time, and 4 min
utes slower than New York time.
' On and after Monday, Nov. 27th, 1876, trains
will leave Duncaunon. as follows i
Mlffllntown Aco. daily except Sunday at 7.53 a. m.
Johnstown Express 12.53P. M.,daly exeeptsunday.
Mail 7.30 P. M "
Atlantic Express io.29 P. if.',' dally (flag)
Way Passenger, 8.J8 a.m., daily
Mall. 2.04 p. M, dalfyexeeptSunday.
Miltlintown Aco. daily exoept Sunday at 6.1AP.M.
Pittsburg Ex. daily except Sunday (flag) ll.gfr. M.
I WM. O. KINO Agent.
Would respectfully Inform the publlo that they
have opened a new - -
Saddlery Shop
in Btoomfleld. on Carlisle Street, two doors North
of the Foundry, where they will manufacture
; Saddles, Bridles, Collars,
and every thing usually kept In a tint class es
tablishment. Give us a call before going else
where. 3. FINE HARK EtiS a speciality.
REPAIRING done on short notice and at rea
sonable prices. . .
tor HIDES taken In exchange for work.
Bloomfteld, January 9, 1877.
Flower and Vegetable Warden
is the most beautiful work la the world.
It contains nearly ISO pages, hundreds of line I
lustrations, and six Chromo Plates of Flower
beautifully drawn and colored from nature.
Price 60 cents In paper eovers ; 81.00 In elegaa
cloth. Printed In German and English.
Vick Floral Guide, Quarterly, 25 cents a yea
Vlck's Catalogue 800 Illustrations, only 2 cent
Address, JAMES VIOK, Rochester, N. Y.
Flower and Vegetable Seeds
See Vlck's Catalogue K) Illustrations.only I
cents. Vlck's Floral Guide. Quarterly, 25 cents a
year. Vlck's Flower and Vegetable Garden, 50
cents i with elegant cloth cover 11.00.
All my publications are printed in English and
Address, JAMES VICK, Rochester, N. Y.
Cnn AGENTS WANTED to canvass for a
wvV GH4ND fictuhs, 22x28 inches, entitled
are meeting with great success.
For particulars, address '
H. M . CR1DEK, Publl sher,
48 ly York, Fa.
' The undersigned has removed his
Leather and Harness Store
from Front to Hlirh street, near the Penn'a,,
Freight Depot, where he will have on hand, and
will sell at
Leather and Harness at all kinds. Having good
workmen, and by buying at the lowest cujA
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. a Blankets, Bobes, and Shoe- findings made
a speciality,
Duncanaon. Jlyl9. 1876.-tf
a beautiful Quarterly Journal, finely Illustrated,
and I containing an elegant colored Flower Plat
' with the tint number. Price only 26 cents for
year. The nrst Ho. tot 1871 iuat Issued la Uer
man and English. '
Vlck's Flower and VeireUble Garden. In paper
SO cents: with eleuant olotli ivn ii.wi.
Vlck's Catalogue 3(i0 llliwtratlons, only 2entS
Enigma Department.
JTi nnswr mtist nrcomponv oil articlri sent or
imbticationin thit department.
D7 Answer to Cross-Word Enigma In last
week's Timbs i "Mississippi River."
THE following correspondence be
tween the superintendent of an
asylum for the feeble minded In Illinois
and a Well-known railroad superintend
ent touches up the pass question :
Dear Sir : You sent me a few days
since a half-fare permit, which please
full j permit me to thank you for. Half
fare permits are usually sent to preachers
and perhapB you have mistaken my
calling. At all events as you have
classified me with preachers (though I
am not one) I will take the liberty of
quoting Scripture to you and of drawing
such conclusions from said Scripture as
seem applicable to our relation to each
If my authorities are Inapplicable and
imy conclusions unsound, please remem
ber that the principal of an asylum for
feeble-minded children is trying to
preach, because an individual labelled
Strong, very early In life by his parental
or maternal ancestor, has insinuated
that he is a preacher.
I respectfully call your attention to
the following passages of Scripture :
Exodus, 6, 10" With a strong hand
shall let them go. .
Judges, 14, 4 Out of the strong came
forth sweetness.
II. Chronicles, IS, 9 Strong in behalf
of them.
(Half in this case means, not the half
I now have, but the other half of the
permit, so that I shall have a full free
pass for the year.)
Psalms, 81, 28 He bath shewed me
his kindness in a strong
1. Kings, 2, 2 Be strong and show
thyself a man.
I. Sam., 4, 10 (Wm,) B(e) Strong
and quit yourself like a man.
I. Cor., 4, 10 We are weak, but you
are strong.
Jere.j 15,14 I' will make thee to
Ezeklel, 37, 2 And caused me to
Joshua, 22, 19 Then pass over.
Special comment is unnecessary.
If the above passages do not find or
reach some responsive chord in your
bosom, other language will of course
utterly fall to impress you.
A few practical applications, and I am
First What I want, and I think you
might send me, is an annual pass over
the Michigan Central Railroad and
Great Western (if In your power), be
cause Samuel, Jeremiah, Ezeklel, Joshua
and Judges plainly instruct you to do so
(as I construe them).
Secondly. The aforesaid roads will
not lose anything by it, but probably
gain, for if I have this pass It is more
than likely that I shall go East once or
twice this year and take parties with
me, who will otherwise go by the Tole
do, Wabash and Western, and the Lake
Shore, If they are deviated from that
course to accompany me.
Thirdly and lastly (in order that I
may, as Mr. Moody recommended to the
preachers of Philadelphia, not exceed
thirty minutes in my discourse and lose
something of its power by excessive
length), I would suggest that I desire to
operate upon Michigan, to see If I can
not stimulate them to build an asylum
for idiots. I have succeeded in getting
the Legislature of Illinois to give $165,.
000 for a new building for its asylum ;
and as this is the process of construc
tion, I would like to visit the charitable
institutions in Michigan, Canada, and
the East, to see what should be done to
make ours what it ought to be. I can
not go unless I get passes.
You probably can, if you will, get me
the aforesaid, but if you do not, in the
hereafter when you are seeking a free
pass to the better world, look out that
somebody don't send you a half-way
permit and. land you considerably short
of your desire.. (Pardon me."
Dear Sir : My absence from the
city last week prevented a prompt
answer to yours of the 2nd inst. . It Is
an old experience that the Scripture can
be made to sustain any doctrine or dog
ma if it be ingeniously applied, but I
confess that I was astonished at such an
array of texts upon which to base a
claim for travel over our road, and the
more so because in sending you the half
fare permit I thought I was complying
strictly with the most liberal offers of
transportation to be found in the
Early In the history of the Jews we
find the account of their emigration
from Egypt, aud certainly going In such
numbers they would be entitled to as
low a rate of fare as could be consistent
ly asked by or granted to any one ; yet
In the 13th'verae of the 20th chapter of
Exodus I find the -following : " This
they shall give every one that passes
a half." If this does not cover the case,
I know where to look for authorities.
In one of your citations you refer to
w'mt vnii am nlpftBed to fall "the other
half " of the permit which I sent you. I
fear that it would be of little service,
since our conductors,belrig betfer versed
in mathematics than theology, would
be sure to collect full fare from any one
traveling on two half-fare permits.
But to convince you that I looked to
Holy Writ as an authority for declining
free passes, permit me to quote a few
precepts on the subject of passenger
transportation which I find in its pages,
beginning with such as seem especially
addressed to the passenger :
I. Kings, 20, 89 Thou, shalt pay.
II. Kings, 4, 7, 8 : Sahiuel 1, 6, 7-Go
and pay.
Eccleslasles, 6, 4 Defer not to
Exodus, 21, 18 He shall pay.
Kings, 14, 80 He that does not pay
shall not pass.
Exodus 21, 80 He shall surely pay.
Numbers, 20, 18 Thou shalt not
With the follewing from the third
verse of the first chapter of Jonah,
showing that passes were no easier to
procure then than now :
" But he paid the fare and went," set
ting an example still worthy of im
itation, In addition to the precepts to the pas
senger, I find the following injunctions
to the railroad manager :
Judges, 8, 28 Suffer not a man to
Nahum, 1, 15 The wicked no more
Isaiah, 84, 10 None shall ever pass.
Matthew, 24, 84. 8: Mark 18, 20 This
generation shall not pass.
The following from the prophet Jere
miah, 51, 42 "Although they roar yet
shall they not pass.
Perhaps after this array of Scripture
authority I shall not be justified in
sending the annual pass desired,' yet I
find my sympathies stronger than my
theology, and so having overwhelmed
you with my citations, and convinced
you that a concordance Is an article as
well-known In Chicago as In Jackson
ville, I take pleasure in sending you the
pass requested.
IN COURSE of a recent conversation
Judge Mackey oC South Carolina re
lated the following incident, as having
come under his judiclul observation in
his administration of justice, which,
owing to the peculiar condition of socie
ty In his circuit, Is partly statutory and
partly patriarchal in its nature. The
Judge said that some two or three years
ago, while holding court at Wlnnsboro,
he noticed a girl of wonderful beauty
at the country tavern where he put up,
and, upon inquiry con cernlng herdearn
ed that she belonged to a family living
there, related to the tavern keeper and
of the class usually termed in South
Carolina " poor whites." He learned
that she was soon to be married to a
young man of her own class, and he
took so much Interest in her fortunes
that he Bent her a wedding present.
About six months afterward the judge
was Journeying by rail from one court
to another in his circuit, and met this
girl on the cars. She was dressed In
deep mourning and seemed in great af
fliction. The judge approached and Inquired
what had happened. She said she was
going to her husband's birthplace to
bury him and that the corpse was in the
baggage-car. In reply to a remark that
the death seemed to have been very sud
den the girl began to cry and told the
judge that she had killed her husband
by accident. She said they had lived
quite happily together for about four
months, when she discovered that be
was surreptitiously visiting and corres
ponding with a young woman who lived
several miles away. She had ascertain
ed these facts by intercepting some of
the correspondence. As soon rb the
husband found out that his amour had
come to the knowledge of bis wife he re
solved to murder her. So one mornlug
be ordered his breakfast early, announc
ing his Intention to drive to a town sev
eral miles distant from York, where they
lived. Just as they were sitting down
to breakfast he sent his wife for some
bread and in her absence emptied into
her coffee-cup arsenic enough to kill half
a dozen people. But as she was return
lng to the table his horses, which were
hitched at the door, became restive and
began to pull at their halters. He rush
ed from the table and went out to attend
to them.
While he was gone the wife noticed
some coffee grounds or other Impurities
floating in her husband's eup ; and,
woman like, took it herself, setting her
own cup, which was clear, by his plate
He then came in and ate his own break
fast. As he rose from the table and be
gan to put on his overcoat, he was seized
with a oamp in the stomach, succeeded
by violent pains, dlezluess and utter
prostration. The wife, alarmed, as
sisted him to a lounge and sent a negro
boy for the doctor ,who lived a few doors
away. The doctor came In a few min
utes, and pronounced it a case of poison
ing as soon as lie saw the symptoms.
After a few moments of examination of
the patient, the doctor said the case was
hopeless, owing to the corrosion of the
walls of the stomach, which had al
ready taken place, that he could allay
the pain while the sufTerer lived, but that
was all. ' Upon the ministration of the
anodyne the patient recovered his speech
and lived several minutes in a conscious
state, during which he made ft confes
sion, and Called the doctor and other
neighbors who had come in to witness
the facts as above stated. A pot mortem
was held, and a Verdict rendered by the
coroner's Jury in accordance with the
confession of the dying man and the
testimony of the- physician and other
Witnesses. The facts are of Judicial
record in Judge Mackey's court. If they
had been put in the form of a plot in a
romance, critics would have declared
them too incredible to be made the basis
of a fiction professing to represent the
possibilities of poetlo Justice in real life.
Another incident was even more re
markable. One morning, said the judge,
as I was opening court, Colonel In
graham, a planter whom I had known
for many years, stepped up to the barj
accompanied by his nephew, a boy of
thirteen. This boy was the son of Ma
jor Crawford of the Confederate army,
who fell at Qettysburg. He was a pale,
slender little fellow,qulte effeminate and
unusually bashful. Indeed, said the
judge, he acted more like a girl than a
boy. Colonel Ingraham addressed the
court and said : " I am here for the pur
pose of surrendering this boy Into the
custody of the officers of the law. He
shot and killed his stepfather last night."
The judge then proceeded to state the
circumstances as follows: Some time
after the close of the war Mrs. Craw
ford, the boy's mother, married for her
second husband a man named Legge.
She had a daughter two or three years
older than the boy who was before the
court. They lived pleasantly enough on
the plantation owned by Mrs. Crawford
until the girl became about fourteen,
when Legge effected her ruin.
. After the intimacy had continued
some time Mrs. Legge discovered that
her husband had seduced her daughter,
but, to prevent scandal, the affair was
hushed up on condition that Legge
should leave the State and never return.
He left, and after he had been gone some
time Judge Mackey granted a divorce
upon petition of the lady, who resumed
her widowed name of Crawford. About
a year and a half after these events
Legge returned suddenly and presented
himself at Mrs. Crawford's residence
just after dark. The house stood at some
distance from any other dwelling,' and
on the occasion of Legge's return Mrs.
Crawford had no one with her except
this boy, the unfortunate girl and an old
negress Legge entered the house, and
said he had come to get the girl and take
her away with him. He displayed a re
volver, and commanded the negro ser
vant to pack up the girl's trunk imme
diately, as he intended to take her away
with him that night, he having brought
,a carriage for that purpose.
Legge paid no attention to the boy,
who, while his mother was expostula
ting with the wretch, quietly went into
his mother's room. On a shelf in an old
secretary in that room were several
mementoes of MaJorCrawford. Among
them was his old revolver, which had
been preserved just as it was unbuckled
from the body of the dead officer upon
the field where he fell. Three barrels
had been discharged at Gettysburg, and
the other three remained loaded with
the same charges and capped with the
same caps that had been put there by
Crawford before be went into battle. In
this condition the revolver had lain thir
teen years, and now it was in the hands
of the dead soldier's son who,I believe,
Judge Mackey said, had been born after
Crawford left his home for the last time
to avenge the wrong that had been
done to his little girl. The boy crept
out of his mother's room, and, as soon
as he saw Legge, shot him through the
head, killing him Instantly.
Judge Mackey heard the boy's state
ment and then said :
You may go back to your mother,who
needs your protection. You will be in
dicted by the Grand Jury, and when
your trial occurs I will let you know,
because it is necessary that a prisoner on
trial for homicide should be present dur
ing his trial."
The Judge then directed the district
attorney to present the, indictment in
the usual forru. upon information, and
the day was set for trial. The boy ap
pered .accompanied by Colonel Ingraham
and his mother. After the usual formali
ties of arraignment the judge said to the
boy: "Please write upon a piece of
paper the words 'not guilty.'" The
boy did as directed, aud the piece of
paper was handed to the judge. The
district attorney then asked the mother
of the boy a few questions relative to the
circumstance of the shooting, and an
nounced that the case on the part of
the State was closed. The revolver
which had done the work was then pro
duced by Colonel Ingraham, and Mrs.
Crawford said it bad not tieen reloaded
in thirteen years.
The trial thus consumed, perlisps,half
an hour, when Judge Mackey rose to
charge the Jury. This charge was an
argument in behalf of the boy, the force
and pathos of which could not be im
agined by any one who has never heard
the judge speak. At its conclusion he
handed to the foreman of the jury the
piece of paper on which the boy had
written the words, " not guilty," and
said, " You will now render a verdict in
accordance herewith."
The Jury, without leaving their seats,
returned a verdict "in accordance there
with." Such is the semlBtatutory,seml-
palrlarchal dispensation of Justice by
Judge Mackey in the ' Mountain clr
cult of South Carolina."
BAMBOO is found in Asia and in the
West Indies, but is more extensively
cultivated and used in China than in
any other country. The Chinese reckon
endless varieties of it, one native botanist
enumerating no less than 63. . The bam
boo occupies an intermediate place be
tween grasses proper and trees. Like
all grasses it is nourished from the pith.
It usually grows to a height of 40 to 60
feet ; beyond that length it is regarded
as extraordinary. In diameter It varies
from 1 to 8 inches, and in the distances
between the Joints from 4 to 0 inches in
some varieties, and in others, highly
prized, from 4 to 6 feet. The leaves are
small and oval. It is always propagated
by suckers, for it requires thirty . years
or more to reach the blossoming period,
when the plant produces a vast quantity
of seed and dies.
Planting is generally done in the
spring and fall, and requires very slight
cafe, but four or five years elapse before
a plantation is considered fit to cut.
The bamboo may indeed be styled , the
national plant of China, and the uses to
which it is put by the natives are almost
innumerable. The young and tender
sheets are boiled and eaten, or preserved
by confectioners, and as sweetmeats are
delicious. The roots serve many curious
purposes, and the tubes are in constant
use in many departments of human
Industry. They furnish material for
the constructions of aqueducts, fences,
water wheels, masts, boxes, furniture,
'fans, umbrellas, hats, cups, measures,
spear-handles, paper and many other
articles, and the pith is used instead of
lampwick. y The natives of Sumatra
write on small polished joints of bamboo,
about an inch in diameter, beginning at
the top and descending spirally to the
bottom, and in Burmah the bamboo is
so extensively used in the construction
of houses that large cities, such as
Ransoom and Prome are built almof t
entirely of bamboo. And the houses,
being lashed together, not nailed, are
easily taken apart and removed if
necessary. But one species of bamboo
is found in America, north of Mexico ;
none in Europe, and but one is native
of Africa.
nuiuer numanuo.
Ten years ago a handsome young man -passed
through Monticello, Kentucky,
and was noticed by a young girl sitting
at the window of the most aristocratic
house of the town. She fell In love with
him at first sight. She had wealth, cul
ture and beauty. He was poor, and was
then on his way to seek fortune as a cat
tle herder in .Texas. After many ups
and downs he found himself the owner
of a silver mine in New Mexico. The
girl bloomed Into a ' rarely beautiful
woman, with literary ability, and be
came a contributor to the Apostolic
Timet. She learned who the uncon
scious object of her fancy was, and they
corresponded throughout the ten years.
She never wrote a -word of her personal
attractions or family, nor did he speak
of bis good fortune. A few weeks ago
he wrote her prosposlng marriage, and
soon followed bis letter to her Ken
tucky home, where he saw her for the
first time. Recently they were married
and Miss Annie Berry ,that was, learned
on reaching Silver City that her bus
band, II. 1$. Met calf, was the greatest
capitalist in New Mexico.
3 A portion of the great meteor
which passed over nothern Vermont a
few weeks ago is reported found near the
town of Jay, embedded about four feet
in the earth. It is said to have the ap
pearance of iron ore Java and soapstone,
and to weigh about two tons. Report
says this is the largest a;rolite ever dis
covered in this country. , , .,
T Who would believe that the fash
ion of a lady's dress, 850 B. C, was very
much the same as it is now, A. D., 1S77 "t
But here is the evidence from Ilesiod,
(Works andDays.partl.) In bis counsels
on marriage he says :
" Let do fair woman tempt thy sliding mind
With garments garnered In a knot behind."
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