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NEW BLOOMFIELD, PENN'A.
Tuesday, May 24, 1S 70.
A Petition is in circulation among
the ladies in New York requesting the
Governor to commit McFarland to the
insane asylum. We think it a good idea,
and would suggest that the jury who ren
dered the verdict, and Mr. Graham, iMc
Farland's counsel ought to be sent along
Elections in New York City are fast
becoming a farce. On the 17th instant,
Eiyhty-fivc thousand registered voters
succeeded in casting over one hundred
thousand votes. With the unblushing
fraud practiced by both parties in that
city, we can hardly see the use of taking
the trouble, and submitting to the expense
of an election.
Quite a number of the papers arc busy
nominating a suitable candidate for our
next Governor, and discussing the merits
of the various men meutioned. They
appear to forget the proverb "that suffi
cient for the day is the evil thereof," and
show a disposition to meet trouble even
more than half-way.
The excitement of such discussions are
bad enough, when the election is so near
that they cannot be avoided, and the
people will be better pleased to have such
discussions let alone as long as possible.
Zachariah Snyder, alias Deal, was
hung at Heading, Pa., on Friday, for the
murder of Richard Harlan, in October
last, near Lcesport. The murder was
committed in a drunken frenzy, and the
murderer was an old offender who had
served several terms iu prison. It is
therefore a little surprising that he did
not profess, while on the scaffold, the cus
tomary certainty of immediately going to
Heaven, which the most atrocious crimi
nals uniformly profess to feel in a like
situation. He remarked to his confessor
that ho did not fear death nor the devil
but that ho did fear God. Most murder
ers profess to be on the most familiar
terms with the Deity, and proclaim in
their dying moments that they have re
ceived from him a special revelation as
suring them of pardon and of a happy
immortality. The poor wretch Deal is
the first murderer of whom wo have late
ly heard who had the grace to confess
that he feared the judgement of a just
Mr. Grecly and his Visitor.
The New York correspondent of the
Philadelphia Telegraph tells this story,
illustrating Mr. Greeley's imperturbable
manner with bores:
"Mr. Greely, like other distinguished
men, is bored with visitors whom it is not
always easy to get rid of. Among them
one day, was a man 'an old subscriber'
probably, for it is generally your old sub
scribers, like an old friend, who takes the
liberty of saying disagreablo things
who has some grudge against Horace on
aecount of something that had been said
in the Tribune. So without either stand
ing quiet within or entirely without the
sanctum but remaining perched upon tho
threshold, he commenced a tirade of some
twenty minutes' length, to which
Mr. Greely, writing spider's-web on
the foolscap before him, vouchsafed no
" You've been carrying on this game a
long time," said the subscriber at length
in desperation, " but I've found you out.'
" I'd rather you'd found mo out than
fouud mo ut homo," answered the oulir
" I've been talking to you all this whilo
just to tell you what I think of you' said
the angry visitor.
" You've been a devilish long time do
ing it," replied Greely.
" Aud I've just come to say that you
are no gentleman," added the subscriber,"
sure now that he had hit the mark.
" Who the said I was ?" remarked
Greely, going on with his writing.
The subscriber bolted, and was never
Again seen in that office, and Greely fin
ished the article as quietly as though
nothing had happened."
A Singular Battle.
A Nashville paper of recent date
vouches for the truth of the following
extraordinary story :
One of tho most sanguinary deeds
growing out of jealousy, and one of tho
highest exhibitions of female courage we
havo seen any account of for many a day
occurred a few days sinco near tho East,
Tennessee line in the edge of North Caro
lina, bordering on Plount county. Tho
account winch we abbreviate from the
several reports seems miraculous. The
parties represented are creditable and
It appears that the wife of James Dav
enport became jealous of a young girl
named Kate Jackson, represented as being
quite handsome and lovable. Quarrels
and contentions were fierce and frequent
between the two ladies.
On tho day of the fatal collision it ap
pears that Miss Kate Jackson, in company
with her married sister, Mrs. DeArmand
passed tho residence of the Davenport
family. As soon as the sisters were dis
covered on the road the Davenports, six
in number, comprising tho mother, three
daughters, two of them grown, and two
sons, the eldest about eighteen years old,
rallied in force, and set out in vigorous
pursuit of the defenseless sisters. The
trail was continued until the sisters had
nearly reached the Tennessee line. Here
the Davenport brothers, by a movement
strategctical, flanked them, and presen
ted a front armed with sticks and stones.
This caused Kate and her sister lirst to
halt, and then to attempt to retrace their
steps. ut upon attempting to retreat
they were confronted by Mrs. Davenport
and her three daughters similarly armed
who demanded Mrs. DeArmand to get
out of the way, as they intended to kill
Kate. Instead of obeying this military
order, 31 rs. DeArmaud made preparations
to defend her sister. Young Davenport,
the elder son, seeing this opposition to
his order, at once let go a stone at her
which took effect on her head, breaking
her skull, and prostrating her lifeless on
The heroic Kate was thus, at tho onset
of the engagement, left to defend herself.
She rallied aud maintained her line by
indiscriminately hurling upon tho attack
ingiarty such flinty missiles as came op
portune to her. One of these shots took
immediate effect upon the elder Davenport
boy, slitting one side of his face open and
placing him hurt do combat. Turning
her attention then to the maternal head
of the Davenport family, she directed a
stone against her head, that indicted a
severe wound and laid her sprawling on
the field. This accomplished, the brave
girl slowly fell back to a position where
she could supply herself with necessary
This point obtained, and being still
besieged, she again discharged a shot, and
another of the Davenport boys wilted.
Then the Davenport girls rallied and
made a desperate charge upon her with
clubs and stones, inflicting serious
wounds, but not succeeding iu ' getting
her down. Just at this crisis Kate, hard
pressed as she was, aud having no time
to stoop to gather rocks to defend her
self, extricated from her pocket a small
pen-knife, measuring about six inches in
tho blade, and commenced an indiscrimi
nate and very wild and general cutting
and slashing at the combined Davenport
girls surrouuding her. Tho result of
this fearful frenzy on the part of Kate
was seriously detrimental to the well-being
of the Davenport females. Two of them
received serious slashes from the weapon
she wielded, one of them dropping on the
field from loss of blood lot flooding from
tho knife, aud tho other so seriously disa
bled as to be a fit subject for hospital
This unexpected result contributed
materially to the withdrawal of tho re
maining Davenport besieging party, who
quietly removed their disabled from tho
field, leaving tho heroio Kate master of
tho situation. Tho casualties sustained
iu this engagement ouly amount to the
death of Mrs. DeArmand, with tho proba
bility that the elder Miss Davenport will
also die, and the crippling for life of four
o thcrs of tho Davenport family. Kato
Jackson was less injured than any one
engaged iu the fight, and was able to
carry her dead sister home after the bat
Theu and Now,
Ten years ago Wanainaker & llrown.
occupied two stories of a little old house
at the oornor of sixth & market sta, Now
they have the largest house ou the con
tinent covering the spaco formorly occu
pied by some dozen or more stores.
Encounter with Burglars.
The residence of A. 11. (Stevens, in
New York was entered by a g.uig of des
perate burglars a few days sii ice. They
effected an entrance through o no of tho
parlor windows aud ransacked, that floor
together with the basement floor, packing
and removing to tho piazza whatever of
value they could find.
The burglars then proceeded to the
floor above, which awakened M.rs. Stevens,
who aroused her husband. As Mr. Ste
vens leaped from the bed one of the
thieves ran, taking with him a basket of
silverware. As he regained the parlor
floor he stumbled and fell, with. Mr. Ste
vens on top of him. A desperate en
counter then took placo, the burglar try
ing to use a pistol, but it was knocked out
of his hands by Mr. Stevens.
At this time a confederate came in and
attempted to strike M r. Stevens with a
jimmy, but the latter proving a stronger
man, kept the first villian as a shield,
who was repeatedly struck through mis
take by his companion. In the struggle
Mr. Stevens was much bruised.
After they had escaped it was found
that between six hundred and seven hun
dred dollars' worth of articles had been
carried out on the piazza preparatory to
their removal. The only things carried
away were two silver spoons and some
forks. Tho burglars left a dark lantern
a revolver, aud a quantity of burglars'
A Remarkable Religious Community.
There is a remarkable community liv
ing in Iowa, who call themselves the
Christian Brothers." They have a
monastery upon one of the highest Misis
sippi bluffs, approached by a rough and
rocky road. They wear the garb, which
is the identical pattern of that worn by
St. Bernard in the sixth century. N t a
change has been made during the twelve
centuries that have elapsed since the
death of that saint. A great deal of time
is devoted to religious exercises. From
two o'clock in the morning until daylight
they repair to tho chapel, and devote the
balance of the time until daylight to
prayer. They are exceedingly abstemi
ous in their food, and observe all the
rules of the society rigidly. Some of
them have been there twenty, and a few
thirty years. Their religious belief is
Roman Catholic, and they are never al
lowed to marry. Women are never al
lowed in their places of worship under
any circumstances. After a certain time
they take upon themselves a vow never to
speak aloud, and a number have kept
that vow for twenty years.
An Exciting Scene.
At a trial of a man for murder, at
Jancsville, Wis., a very exciting scene re
cently occurred. The case was closed
and the'jnry had retired to deliberate on
the testimony, when Mrs. lloberts, the
aged mother of the murdered man, who
had been a quiet and attentive listener to
the argument, arose and said she desired
to make a lew remarks to the jury.
The Judge requested her to sit down,
but she was persistent, and the sheriff
was compelled to interfere. She took her
seat for a moment, and tho officer stepped
away, when i-she again sprang to her feet,
exclaiming, He killed my son and I will
kill him;" rushed upon the old man
Stowe, and grasping him by the throat
and head, caused the blood to flow from
the wounds she inflicted. The Sheriff
and his assistants interfered, and she was
forced from the court room, still declar
ing that she would yet accomplish her
purpose. It produced quite a sensation
among tho audienoo for a brief period,
but the officers promptly restored order.
BST Tho people near Cold Spring Har
bor, Long Island, are exercised about a
woman who has, in her old ago adopted
tho life of a hermit on tho borders of tho
little lake of St. John. She has dug an
excavation in a bank in a forest, whose
foliago overshadows tho water at a place
where two trees are growing together.
This she has boarded up with some rough
pieces of plank, which she picked up in
the neighborhood, and from theso to the
bank over tho excavation she has placed
some saplings as rafters for a roof of dreid
leaves and straw. In this primitive dwel
ling she livos, and has lived for years,
subsisting no one knows how, and draw
ing water for her scanty meals from an
icy spring near by. Where she came
from, wlo she is, or why she became a
hermit nobody has yet peeu able to learn.
$GF A wise man prevailetjt much in
power, for ho securetn h' balancing en
gine ; but a fool fallcth headlong, sad his
adversary is aware.
Miscellaneous News Items.
fcW Both Houses of Congress have ngrced
upon July loth as the day lor adjournment.
E3F" It does not follow becauso a man
drinks often at a bar, that ho is a steady
KW Killing a man is reported by a De
troit paper as committing an act of insani
ty upon him.
tlT" A Chicago suicide drowned himself
iu 2 feet of water, by persistently keeping
his head under.
William Pcllim, a student of Prince
ton College from Pittsburg, Pa., died sud
denly in his room on Sunday, from neural
gia of the heart.
H?" A married woman named Coleman,
at Kansas City, Mo., tried to commit sui
cide, for no other reason than a curiosity to
learn tho mysteries of the other world.
CW A lady at Montezuma, Iowa, has the
smallest child on record. It is two weeks
old, and weighs only two pounds. Still it
is perfectly healthy.
C5T" A Salt Lake boy, shooting at a cat
the other day, sent a bullet in among a
man's wives in a house near by, using up
two or three. But ho killed tho cat.
A clergyman in Pittsburg, Pa., lias
been sued for "fifty pounds Pennsylvania
currency," under an old law, for marrying
a minor without the consent of her parent s.
E2T" A female child lias been born in La
Crosso with two perfect tongues: If she
lives and marries won't her husband
EST Hon. A. J. Rogers attempted to
speak at a political meeting in New York
on Saturday night, but was suppressed by
a shower of bad eggs and stones.
OF" Quito a serious riot occurred among
the miners at Hazleton on the 10th inst.
Pistols and knives wore freely used, and
several persons were badly wounded.
C3T W. Splenda, of Springfield, 111., com
mitted suicide in New Jersey on Thursday
last. Nino thousand dollars was found on
E3T Mr. Joseph II. Bradley, on tho 18th
inst., publicly assaulted District Attorney,
lato Judge Fisher, in Washington, in pay
ment of an old grudge. An unseemingly
tW A party of Indians, a few days since
entered a cabin on the Nebraska river, 120
miles N. of Sioux City, shot the settler's
wife and his little son aid carried oil' his
daughter. It is feared that that region will
E3T Congressman Pierce, of tho Fifth
District of Mississippi, has appointed a
colored cadet to West Point. His name is
Michael Howard, and ho is a son of a Rep
resentative in tho present State Legislature
2TAt Tinionsville, South Carolina, is
tho gravo of Mrs. Florenco Bowdin, of
Philadelphia. She was a member of a
Federal regiment, and as sho was dressed
as a soldier, her sex was not discovered un
til after her death.
E3T" Tho oldest voter in New York city is
a colored man, named William Reese, lie
registered at the seventh election district of
tho Thirteenth ward. In answer to the
question of ono of the inspectors of regis
tery, ho stated that lie was ono hundred
and eight years old.
tW Tho Board of Trade, after a long
hearing have declined to reverse their judg
ment in tho case of Captain Eyre, of tho
Bombay. The English papers all agree in
tho propriety of his condemnation, and de
clare that tho facts sustain tho most unfa
vorable estimate of his conduct.
A man who called at tho Surrogate's
oiliee in New York, ono day last week, to
file a petition for the probate of a will in
which lie was named as executor, was ask
ed, as usual, to givo tho date of the testa
tor's death. "An' shure," was tho reply,
ho ain't dead yet, but ho is very sick, and
we expect him to die to-night." The peti
tioner was advised to call again.
tTWOn Friday tho 18th inst., somo boys
in Portland were playing with an old mus
ket when John Turner caro lessly pointed
it at Patrick Custin and pulled the trigger
and the gun was discharged, blowing oil' the
top of Custin's head. He lived in an un
conscious state for two hours. Turner was
so troubled at the result of his carelessness
that he jumped into the river and drowned
ZWA. child born in Brooklyn with a
horses' head, last week, was too great a
sensation to be ieft amid the sombre peo
plo of tho City of Churches. It has, there
fore, been brought overto New York, where
it can bo seen in Twenty-seventh street for
a consideration. The curious will, no doubt,
give the poor mother enough to support the
child, after which somo successor of Bar
num will bo permitted to take possession of
tho human colt.
tiW Geo. Miller was a German'residing
in Saybolt placo, between Race and Vine
streets, Philadelphia. He had become dis
satisfied with living, and concluded tp take
his lire. A rope wouldn't suit him, as it
might break. Ho selocted a pistol, and
loaded it, forgetting, however, to put the
ball in. About 4 o'clock on Friday, lie
aroso, and seizing the weapon, placed tho
muzzle at his mouth. Ho pulled the trig
ger, and instead of having his brains blown
out, only had his chin torn away. He was
picked up and removed to the Pennsylvania
Hospital, where he shortly after died.
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