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Jung 27th, 1881.
Trains heave llarrlsburg ns Follows t
Kor New York Kin Allentown, at B.05 . m
1.41 and 4 iK) p. in. ....
Kor New Venn via I'lillmlolplilrt and "Hound
Brook Uouto." tUil K.nS a. in. and 1.45 p. in.
Kor I'liliiidclpliiu, at 0.3), 8.u:, .6ti. in., 1.45
and 4. (Hi p. m. ,
Kor Ke.idliin, at 6.20, 0.30, 8.00, 9.50a. m., 1.4a,
4.00, and h.oh p. in. , .
Forrottsvllle. at. .20, 8.03, fl.M) a. m. aud 4.00
p. in., mi'l via tteliiiylkill and Htisquelwiiim
branch at i.4o p. in. Kor Auburn, at 8.10 a. in.
Kor Alloutowu.atMHl, 8.05, H.M) a. in., 1.46 and
t.OU p. HI.
The n.o.1 a. m. and 1.45 p. ni. trains have
through car for New York, via Allentowu.
For Allentown and Way Rttillnn, at 5 20 a. m.
Kor Kundiiitf, l'lilldelupliia, and Way tstallous,
at 1.45 p. in.
Trains Li'iirc Tor Ilmrlsbiirg as Follows I
Leave NewYoik via Allentown, 6.;0 and 9 00
a, m . l.oo and 5 .10 p. in.
Leave New Yorkvln Uound Hrook Koute."and
Phllailelpliia at 7.45 a. in., l.:i,4.00, .mid ;.30 p. in,
arrlvliix ai llairlsuuiK, 1.5o, 8.20, Mi p. in., and
12.35 a. in.
Leave i'hll idolphlii, at 9.45 a. In., 4.00 , 5.50
and (.45 p. in.
Leave I'oitsvllle. fl.on. P,H' n. m. and 4.40 p. ni.
Leave Kcul lux. at 4. 50, 7 .30, 1 1.5U a. m., 1 .31 ', i). 15,
7.50 aud 10.35 p. in.
Leave I'iiUmvIIIm viti-HoliuylklU nnd Susquehanna
Branch, 8.15 n. in., and 4 4j p. in.
Leave Allentowu, ill 6 IKI. 9.00 a. in., 12.10, 4.80,
and 9.05 p. in.
Leave New York, via Allentown at 5 30 p. in.
' Leave Philadelphia, at 7.45 p. in.
Leave Heading, at 7 S i a. in. and 10.35 p. in.
Leave Allentowu. at 9.05 p. in.
Leave IIAIlRISBClia for Paxton, Loclileland
Bteelton dally, except Sunday, at 6.25. 6.40, 9.35
a. in., and 2.oo p. in.) dally, except Saturday and
Sunday, at 5.35 p. in., aud on Saturday only, 4.45,
6.10, 8.30 p. in.
Returning, leave HTE ELTON dally, except
Sunday, at 6.10, 7.W), 10.00 a. in., 2.20 p. in. ! dally,
except Saturday and Sunday, 6.10 p. in., and on
Saturday only 6.10, 6.30, 9,5o p. in.
J. E. WOOTTEN, Uen. Manager.
C. O. Hancock, General fassenuer aud Ticket
New liloomfleld, Pena'a.,
HAVING leased this property and furnished It
In a comfortable manner, fask a share of the
public patronage, and assure my friends whostop
with me that every exertion will be made to
render their stay pleasant.
A careful hoscler always In attendance.
April's, 1878. tf
A Beautiful Book for the Astins
Hy anplvlnR personally at the nearest oftlce of
Eoslal card If at a distance) any adult person will
e presented with a beautifully illustrated copy
of a New Book entitled
Story of the Sewing Machine.
containing a handsome and costly steel engrav
ing frontispiece; also, 2K flnely engraved wood
cuts, and bound In an elaborate blue and gold
lithographic cover. No charge whatever Is made
for tint handsome book, which can be obtained
only by application at the branch and subordi
nate olliees of The Singer Manufacturing Co.
The Singer Manufacturing Co.,
Principal Otllce, 34 Union Square,
3 8 ly New York City, N. T.
la 1 Purest ana Iteat Mediclna ever Mad.
AoolmbiMtlon of Hops, Buohu, Mn
draklaand Dandelion, with all tba baal an
mortcwurativa proiwrtlea of all othar Blttara,
n,akaatheereatrt Blood Purifier, Llvor
tea u la tor, and Lite and Ilaaita Haatorlaf
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quire an AppeUaarV onlo and mua muauianl,
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Buffer ,but uie and urge tuem"UBe Hop
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drunken noitrum. but the Purestb a d Bait
Medicine over made j the "UlTAIJMW rtlKIB
and a OPI" and no person or family
ahould be without them.
n.l.Q.la an absolute and trreelstlbla oure
forbrunkennana, use of opium, tobaooo and
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84 4t
A GOOD (ARM situate In Savllle townnhlp,
one and a half miles south of Ickesbui g,
this county, containing
.A.bcait GO Acres,
Having thereon erected a
Frame House, Bank Barn,
logs. A good portion of the tract Is excellent bot
tom land and Is under good cultivation. This
property is pleasantly located In a good neigh
borhood, cunveuleui to churches, stores aud
5 The above property will be sold at a reason
able price and on easv lurius. for further par.
titulars call at this ullice. 2d
O.vi IE Cloths aud other Dress Goods In va
rious siyles.
RKM n ants of PRINTS of these we have
a lrge quantity In good styles.
In addition to Hie above goods we have a nice
asi'tiiieut of Ladles Neckties, Corseis, Gerniau
Kiwn Yarn, Zephyrs, Slices for Ladies aud Chll
dreu.aud tuuusandsof other articles.
New Ulooinfleld, Pa.
I HAD Hoped to hhs the night with
my cltl friend, Tom Yokel, whom I
had not seen alnce the day lie and his
young wife went out In that wild West
ern country. But owing partly to the
obscurity of the ronda, and jmrtly to the
watit of clearness In the direction re
ceived at my last stopping place, I had
missed the way; and lost bo much time
In regaining It, aud my horse was eo
Jaded, and it was getting eo near night
fall, that it was clear I must seek shelter
at the first habitation, and defer the
pleasure of meeting Tom till next day.
I was beginning to feel a little nervous,
for the forest shadows were deepening so
fust that there was danger of again losing
the way In which event the prospect of
passlDg a shelterless and supperless
night In the woods was far more Immi
nent than pleasing.
I patted Juba's neck encouragingly.
He answered in a good idiomatic Houy
hnhnm :
"Aye, aye, sir!" and fell Into a brisk
er trot.
Boon we emerged into the light of a
clearing, further brightened by the
gleam of a cheerful fire, visible through
the open door of a settler's cabin.
A loud hello brought out the proprie
tor. To my request of food and shelter
he yielded a ready assent; whereupon,
dismounting and removing my saddle
bags, in which I had a sum in gold
larger than I cared to have a stranger
know, I handed over Juba to our host's
hospitality, and, on the hitter's invita
tion, found my way into the house,
whose mistress, busied in the prepara
tion of the evening meal, bade me take
a chair, hardly glancing up from a veni
son steak she was broiling on the coals,
of which the savory odor made full
amends for the curtness of my welcome.
The master of the cabin reappeared
presently, and in return for the intelli
gence that his name was Tofts, received
information that mine was Touchwood.
"Supper Is ready," Mrs. Tofts an
nounced. "Set up, stranger," added Mr. Tofts.
"Take trimmin's in yourn V the for
mer asked, poising a spoon filled with
maple sugar over a cup of rye coffee, and
giving me an interrogative glance.
I took the "trimmin's;" and after an
invitation to help myself, with which I
complied without ceremony, the meal,
to which, on my part, that best of sau
ces, Ifunger, lent a piquant relish, was
proceeded with in silence.
Looking up from time to lime, I en
countered more than one sharp glance
from Mrs. Tofts' keen gray eyes. Shd
seemed studying my face intently, and
with a peculiar interest that puzzled me.
Supper over, Mr. Tofts and I drew our
chairs before the fire, and the cross-ex-aminatiou
which any backwoods host
would deem it a breech of hospitality to
omit, was entered on in due form. To
the questions touching "wbar I hailed
from" and "whar I mought be goiu' to,"
I answered unreservedly ; but when it
came to inquiring into the objects of my
journey and other private matters, I was
less communicative not caring to let it
out that I was traveling on au errand
which necessitated the carrying of a con
siderable sum of money.
Mrs. Tofts, while clearing off the ta
ble, I could not help observing, toept me
under a fire of sidewise glances, at the
same time listening closely to my
When the dishes had been cleaned and
put away, by a signal which it was evi
dently meant I should not see, she sum
moned her husband to an adjoining
room and closed the door. There wub a
lengthened whispered conference, after
which the pair returned and took seats
before the fire.
It was Mr. Tofts turn now to scrutin
ize my features, which he did with a
hroad stare of hie round, watery eyes,
into which there had come a look as
nearly penetrating as they were capable
of assuming. He bad completely lost
his volubility, however leaving it to
his better half to do the talking; and
much the better half she was, too, in
the art of putting questions. There was
a directness in her queries which baftled
evasion by any means short of down
right rudeness ; and before I was aware
I was depleted of a fund of knowledge of
my personal affairs which it chagrined
me afterwards to think of.
I pleaded weariness at lust, and asked
to be shown to bed.
Mrs. Tofts trimmed and lit a tin lamp
which she handed to her husband, who
stooped to pick up my saddle bags.
"I'll take them, if you please," I in
terposed, not caring that he should sur
mise the contents by the weight.
A meaning look was exchanged be
tween the husband and the wife very
meaning on her part.
Mr. Tofts led the way up a ladder to
the loft, in which I found a comfortable
looking bed, and then withdrew without
stopping to say good night.
My feelings, on the whole, were far
from easy. Humors were afloat about
travelers murdered for their money In
these wild, out-of-the-way regions; and
the conduct of my host and hostess had
not been such ns to Inspire the fullest
True, if It came to an encounter, they
were but two to one, and one of the two
was a woman ; but the male Tofts was a
big, burly fellow, and his wife belonged
to that sinewy, wiry type of her sex
whose strength Is not inferior to that of
the average of men. I had a pistol, but
an injury to the lock a few days before
had rendered It useless. So I was un
armed and at the mercy of people whose
actions had aroused my serious suspi
cions. Tartlttlly undressing and setting the
lamp on a chair, I threw myself ou the
bed. My fears, for a time, kept me
awake; but fatigue brought drowsiness,
and at last sleep. I know not how long
it had continued before a creaking of the
ladder awoke me. The lamp was just
giving its last flicker, and by it I saw a
pair of gleaming eyes peer over the edge
of the hatchway. The next Instant I
was iu total darkness.
Starting up, I turned my ear and
listened. I heard steps softly descending
the ladder, and then there was perfect
stillness. I rose and crept to the hatch
way, but without venturing to lean over,
for there was still a dim light iu the
room below. IJut my hearing was on
the alert to catch the faintest sound.
"Hadn't we better get help?" whis
pered a voice which I knew to be the
"No." returned the woman; "we can
manage him ourselves."
"But be you sartin thar's no mistake."
"Sai tlnl why, he's got the money in
them very saddle bags ; that's the rea
son he was afeared to let you heft them."
,"Well, I am a leetle jublous."
"You alius wuz a undecided creeter,
Bobl Now you jest take your rifle, and
I'll take this yer butcher-knife. Sech a
chance to make a fortune won't come
again soon."
There was something ludicrous, at
which I could scarce repress a smile,
even in my then extremity, in this ack
woodB travesty of Lady Macbeth Jten
pecklng her husband Into murder.
There was a window In the gable. I
might open it and escape by a leap to the
ground. It was my only chance, and I
resolved to take it.
Cautiously groping my way, and mov
ing as lightly as a cat, I reached the win
dow. I tried to open it, but sash would
move neither up nor down. I attempt
ed to draw it inward. It gave away sud
denly, and fell to the floor with a loud
crash I I had no time to spring out before
a bright light shone through the apart
ment, and quick steps approached from
"Stop! or I'll drill you through I
roared a rough voice.
"Stop I or I'll slit yer wlzzen I" chim
ed in another.
I turned to find myself confronted by
Tofts presenting a rifle at my head, and
his amiable spouse holding a lamp in
one hand, a gleaming knife in the other!
"Now, jest you B'render at discretion I'
bellowed Tofts, keeping bis gun leveled,
and let Sal tie yer up tight, or you are a
dead man ! Go ahead, Sal!"
Mrs. Tofts Bet down her lamp, and
produced a piece of strong rope.
"Ketch out yer paws," she said, in her
decisive manner.
"Yes, shove 'em out," growled Tofts,
"afore I count three, or by the great
Geeminy, I will shoot! one two "
I extended my hands quickly. Mrs.
Tofts clapped her knife between her
teeth, and with surprising dispatch and
skill, bound my wrists in a way I should
like to see tried on some of these spirit
ualistic jugglers who pretend to preter
natural gifts in the matter of untying
When my feet had been confined in
like manner, I was carried and laid upon
the bed.
"Now Sal," said Tofts, "you Jest take
this rifle and sit yer and watch till I get
back ; and if this here galoot budges, jest
gin 'lm a blizzard through the skull cap;
and mind yer, keep an eye onter the Bad
die bags."
Sal took a commanding position and
sat at ease, rifle In hand, while Mr. Tofts
climbed down the ladder.
I appealed to the woman to know for
what fate I was reserved. I had no
doubt my murder was resolved on ; but
why was it delayed, and why had the
male assassin gone away, and what was
his errand V
None of my questions had received an
answer. The woman had become a
I seemed to have passed through an
age of torturing suspense, when the
sound of steps on the floor below, and
then ascending the ladder broke the
"Here's the villain I" exclaimed Tofts,
with a. look back over his shoulder.
"Sal's got'm onder gyard."
The person addressed advanced, stop,
ped short, and burst into a loud laugh.
"Hello! Touchwood I" he cried as
boou as he could speak "here's a go I"
My heart gave a leap of Joy. It was
Tom Yokel's voice !
"For God's sake, clear up this myste
ry 1" I appealed.
"It's quite simple," Tom answered.
"You see there's been a big reward offer
ed for a noted bank robber thought to be
prowling round in these parts with lils
plunder. Well, meaning no disrespect,
you fill his advertised description to a
dot; aud our worthy friends, convinced
you were the very man, took you into
custody, and then notified me, who have
the honor of being justice of the peace.
But wait till I cut you loose."
'Then It aren't him after all," gritm
bled Tofts.
"Aud we won't git the reward!"
sighed Sal.
"You alius wuz a little too dod blamed
smart!" was tier husband's closlngcom-inent.
" TV J0U tllluk " right, Aunt Rhoda,
j to have a new version of the Bi
ble V asked Andrew Clement.
"Certainly it is. The work is being
done by some of the best scholars of the
nineteenth century. The oldest and
best manuscripts are before them. With
the care and labor expended the new
version must be more correct, although
not perfect. Now you have spoken of
it, Andrew, let us talk about Bibles. I
will tell you of some curious ones I have
seen," said Aunt Ilhoda.
"Why, isn't the reading of Bibles all
the same V" questioned Susy.
"No there are more than 5,000 New
"Five thousand !" exclaimed Harry.
"How can you remember about so
many V"
"I do not know the difference of all,
many dllfering in typographical errors,
alone, It is of these I will tell you."
"Terhaps the finest, at least one of the
finest collections of Bibles in the world
is in the Lenox Library, New York.
There are some of the earliest manu
script copies, long before type was used,
and samples of nearly all the printed
Bibles since 1450, which was the first
with movable types, down to the pres
ent time. In 1542 the 'Hutch Bible' was
printed, famous as being the cause of the
printer being beheaded."
"Just think of that," said Harry;
"cutting a man's head off for publishing
a Bible!"
"Yes, but worse and more cruel things
have been done to persons keeping a Bi
ble In the house. They bave been tor
tured In every manner ; laid on the rack,
and burned with hot pinchers for read
ing the Bible," said Aunt Rhoda.
"I'm glad I didn't live then," said
"In 1551," continued Aunt Ilhoda,
"the 'Bug Bible' was published, so call
ed from the rendering of Fsalmxci. 5:
'Thou shalt not be afraid (for the terror)
of bugs by night.' "
The children laughed, and Susy said :
"I guess Miss Grace Ward, in India,
would be glad if it said so now, such aw
ful creatures creep into the beds there."
"The next special error was in 1562,
which gave the name of the 'Place
makers Bible,' from Matthew v. 9 read
ing, "Blessed are the placemakers
(peacemakers).' "
''Now that text would suit me exactly,
for mother says I never huve a place for
anything. I told her this morning I
was all the time making places," said
"I've heard you' quote that text when
you break things, too," said Andrew,
giving Harry a punch. "That is hardly
what the Bible teaches."
Harry hung bis bead. He bad a good
memory, and did often quote script
ure, on unsuitable occassions. That
morning Aunt Bboda had reproved him
for saying, "What shall a man give in
exchange for his soul V Harry was
pointing to his boot, a portion of the sole
being nearly off.
"In 1568," continued Aunt Ilhoda,
"was printed the 'Treacle Bible,' from
Jeremiah vlii. 22, reading, 'Is there no
treacle (balm) in Gilead.' "
"The translator was fond of molasses,
I should think, and wanted to fix the
Bible to suit himself," remarked Susy.
"What next, aunty 1"' Andrew held
bis pencil over a small note book, a wise
habit he had of aiding memory.
"Then came the 'Breeches Bible,'
from Genesis ill. 7 : 'And they sewed fig
leaves together and made themselves
breeches' " (aprons.)
"How could they make such mis
takes V" asked Harry.
"You must remember that the manu
scripts used were in Latin and Greek,
and the translator used the word that
seemed best."
"There are many editions besides
these we bave spoken of. Iu 1611 King
James' version was printed, the one we
use. But to return to the curious ones.
In 1670 'The Thumb Bible' was publish
ed at Abderdeeu, only one Inch square
and half an Inch thick."
"One of the most remarkable was the
'Printers' Bible,' In 1702, where King
David exclaimed in Psalm cxlx. 101,
'Printers (princes) have persecuted mr
wltbout caunc." '
"I should think you would feci the
force of that text in its error, ounty,'
laughed Andrew.
"Yes, Indeed! One writer calls these
typographical blunders 'flea bites. r
That is a mild term when one takes es
pecial pains with a sentence. It Is a
'bitter pill' to find the sense entirely
changed into type. Still we must have
sympathy with the printer. He la often
persecuted with illegible writing. It is
not strange they carelessly supply word
"The next, in 1717, is the 'Vinegnr
Blble,' so named from the headline of
the 80th chapter of Luke, which rends,
'TheParableof the Vinegar' (vineyard)."1
"That would do," said Lucy, "Vine
gar is made from a vineyard."
' 'Lastly, in 1801 , came 'The Mu rderers'"
Bible.' The 10th verse of the Epistle to
Jude read, 'These are murderers' (tnr
murers). Many of the Bibles In the
Lenox Library have very strange illus
trations, as you may suppose. One rep
resents Adam asleep under a tree sntl
Eve slipping out of his side. You know
the Bible tells us that God took one of
Adam's ribs and made a woman. An
other, said to be a likeness of Satan,,
represents him with horns and boofa,
which is, of course, imaginary. Pictures
are invaluable in teaching, but tbey
should be correct."
"I see now the value of the new trans
lation, aunty, and I thank you very
much for this talk. I have learned mucht
that I shall not forget," sold Andrew.
How The " New Revision" Is Received In
Some Quarters.
"Say, boss," Inquired an ancient Af
rican, with a white-wash pole in bis
band, "am it true dat dey have dun gone
an' changed the ole Bible V"
" Yes, somewhat."
" Well, dat's what Uncle Jed Smith
cum ober to tell me las' night, but I didn't
quite trus' him. De ole man said it
wasn't a sin any mo' to rua away will
anoder man's wife."
"Oh, yes it is. He Is mistaken there.'"
"An' he said dat It had been proved
out dat Cain nebber killed Able nohow,,
but dat Able got hold of Borne plzer
" That's another mistake."
" Wall, I thought so. An' he said dat
all well pussons war commanded to place
meat an' bread an' good tea befo' all de
halt an' de lame who called at de doab.
Am dat so?"
"I guess not."
"Wall, I thought so all de time.
Seemed like a trick on bis part to beat,
me out of a meal, an' I didn't sot out de
fodder. Does dia new Bible raise wages,
any ?"
" Does it put down house rent V"
" No."
" Ain't it goln' to chepen de price of
clothes an' butes V
" Won't it help poor folkes any 1"'"
"I don't see how."
"Wall, derr, what's de use? I'se got
one of de ole kind, an' I guess I'll stick
to it. Seems like a shame dat de rich am
not commanded to come down on bouse
reDt, an' gin us poorfolksesan' 'scarsion
on de ribber In de summer, an' I reckon.
I won't trade off de ole book."
Don't Use Bin Words.
In promulgating your esoterio cogita
tions, or articulating your superficial
sentimentalities and amicable, philosoph
ical or psychological observation, beware -of
platitudinous ponderosity. Let yourt
conversational communications possess a
clarified conciseness, a compact compre
hensibleness, coalescent consistency, and
a concantenated cogency. Eschew alfc.
conglomeration of flatulent garrulity,,
jejune babblement and asslnine affecta
tions. Let your extemporaneous des
cantings and unpremeditated expatia
tions bave intelligibility and veracious.
vivacity, without rhodomontade or
thrasonical bombast. Sedulously avoid .
all polysallabio profundity, pompons
prolixity, pslttaceous vacuity, ventrilo-.
qulal verbosity, and vaniloquent vapidi
ty. Shun double ententes, prurient jo
cosity, and pestiferous profanity, obscu
rant or apparent. In other words, talk .
plainly, briefly, naturally, sensibly,
truthfully, purely. Keep from " Slang;"
don't put on any airs ; say what you
mean ; mean what you say. And don't
use big words. You see by the above
how easy it Is to write or speak, witlrj
only short words.
How Long Would It Take to Count Two Mil
lions? Over two million volumes of the revis
ed edition of the New Testament, were
sold on the first day of its issue. These
figures can only be equaled by the enor
mous sale of Swayne's Ointment for
Itching Piles, which Is universally usedl
as a standard remedy for stopping the
itching at night, when one thinks that
pin worms are crawling about the reo
turn. To calculate the extent of its Bale
in actual figures, would iu vol ve the labor
of a life-time. Will you be pestered
longer from the aggravating Piles 142-15.

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