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NEW BL00MFIELD, PENN'A.
Tuesday, June 14, 1870.
Hon. 11. J. Haldeman has our thanks
for public documents and particularly for
a copj of memorial addresses on llou.
Wni. Pitt lesscnden.
Railroad fares in some sections hare
been greatly reduced. Passengers are now
carried from Chicago to New York for
$20, and from Boston to Chicago for
$21 75. This is too cheap for the rail
road companies to make much money.
It is amusing to read the different ex
tracts from theN. Y. Sun, by the papers
of both parties Each make selections
that they claim thows dirt on their op
ponents. That paper must bo some like
Signor Blitz's famous bottle, which turns
out liquors to suit all tastes.
Considerable rioting took place du
ring the election for Mayor at Washing
ton, D. C, last week. Tho police, how
ever, succeeded in quelling it before any
erious results had occurred. The regu
lar Republican candidate, Bowen, was
beaten by Emery, the - lleform candidate,
upon whom tho Democrats and disaffect
ed Republicans united.
' Last week many of the papers devo
ted considerable space to the account of
a terrible massacre of the Jews in Roma
nia. The whole account tnrns out to be
a cruel hoax no such occurrence having
taken place and the only ground for the
tumor was a trifling riot that occurred at
an election which was quelled with little
JJSf An adroit thief entered the jewel
ry store of Adolph Frankfield, corner of
Fourteenth st., and Gth avenue.N. Y., on
the 9th inst., about six o'clock, and while
tho clerks were engaged with customers
ho managed to secure a tray of diamonds,
worth $4000, with which he escaped.
No one saw tho theft committed, and
there is no oluo to the thief.
The increase of emigration this year
ever the past two years, is quite marked.
Already, the arrivals at New York in
1870, have exceeded the arrivals of the
wholo of last year. One gratifying feature
of this season s emigration is the largo
proportion who at once push for the West
and South, to engage in agricultural pur
sues, thus preparing to add to the wealth
as well as the population of the country.
niaii Fees. David Dudley Field re
ceived $300,000 fee from the Erie Rail
road. Jeremiah S. Black got $135,000
from the New Almaden mine case. Wil
liam M.. Kvarts hasa professional income
of $125,'000, and recently charged $5000
fpr one speech which occupied eighty
minutes. Legal practice pays well if the
practitioner onco gets on the upper floor
but tho trouble is.so many pass their wholo
lives iu the basonient. '
Several elections that have recently
taken placo, havo resulted disastrously to
the regular party candidates. At tho
election in Hartford last week, the regu
lar Republican candidate was bcatcu by
the citizens' tiokot. In Washington, D.
C, at the election of last week, the re
sult was the samo. These things go to
show that tho people aro gradually cut
ting looso from party ties, and claiming
the right which a free people ought to en
joy tho privilege of voting as thoir
judgment may dictate. From these ra
sulta the party leaders ought to learn that
it is necessary to pay more regard to the
wishes Tof the people, in the selection of
theiu candidates, and that failing to do
this, tha peoplo will no longer blindly
vote tho " regular ticket."
If these defeats should secure tho se
lection of better candidates and tho elec
tion of better men, it would be a result
most gratifying to good wen of both
Fairmount Park under the manage
ment of the Park Commisioncrs is rapid
ly becoming an ornament to the city 6f
Philadelphia; and even now, will com
pare favorably with tho Central Park, of
which the New Yorkers are so justly
It is but a few years since the Fair
mount Park covered only five acres, and
when we consider that it has grown to its
present enormous size comprising nearly
three thousand acres and that the city
has acquired the title to all this land,
with an outlay of a little more than
three and a quarter millions of dollars,
we do not feel surprised that tho Com
missioners think they have reason to be
gratified with the success of their labors.
From a copy of their report now be
fore us, accompanied by maps, showing
the extent of the improvements made,
we cannot help a feeling of astonishment
at the amount of labor which has been
done in so short a time.
It is, however, one of the things that
cannot be properly appreciated without
being seen, and we advise every reader
who visits Philadelphia, to devote one day
to the examination of this beautiful place,
and they will consider that Philadelphi
ans havo good reason to feel proud of
Singular Premonition of Death.
William Jones an old citizen and an
octogenarian, of Sumner county, Tenn.,
died near Sandersvillo a short time since
with singularly accurate premonitions of
the approaching event. He was at the
church at thr.t place on the Sunday be
fore his death, and in unusual good
health. On his return home ho remar
ked to his wife that as sonn as his son
John returned from Robertson county
where he was on a visit that he wan
ted his grave-clothes sent for us he would
soon die. Mrs. Jones asked him why he
thought so ; that he was looking well, &c,
but he adhered to his predictions that he
would soon die.
His son returned on Monday, and he
repeated his directions as to his grave
clothes, with the additional instruction
to go up into the lot and he would find
some stones that he had gotten up setting
against a certain tree, and that he wanted
them put at the head and foot of his
grave. They were found as he stated
one of them of sufficient weight to try
the strength of the stoutest man. He
was taken ill the same day, and Dr.
James Franklin, a skillful physician, was
sent for. lie was administered to, but
died the following Thursday, and was
buried on Friday. Among the members
of his family at tho funeral was a daugh
ter, a Mrs. Campbell a wid w, about fifty
years of age. She stated to a sister, after
the interment, that she would be the
next one buried there. Her sister re
plied that no one could foretell when death
would come. She replied " Yes," that
"she knew very well that she was to die
soon," and, sure enough, in a few days
she was laid by the side of her father.
Murder and Suicide.
A terrible murder was committed in
Philadelphia on Tuesday evening last.
The victim was a young woman living as
servant with Mr. 11. Holloway in South
8th street. Tho murderer had paid at
tention to tho girl for several years, and
was rather a dissolute character, and had
been forbidden the house by Mr. II. On
the evening mentioned, the family were
absent, and Stratton the murderer, enter
ed the room where the girl was sitting,
and shot her through the heart, producing
instant death. lie then shot himself
through the temple, living only a lew
minutes alter the arrival of Mr. Hollo
way, who came in just as he heard the
explosion of the pistol. The cause of the
murder is unkuown, but it is supposed to
have been instigated by jealousy.
A Cuban PriTateer.
The English Board of Admiralty are
greatly excited over tho clearance of the
steamer "Chieftain" under extremely
suspicious circumstances. Her papers
were in excellent shape, but her unusu
ally heavy arniameut excited suspicion,
which was somewhat allayed when the
commander explained that he feared con
tact with Japanese pirates. It has since
beeo ascertained that she has flung to the
breeze the flag of the Cuban insurgents,
and was on her way to Cuba. The
British Consul at Havana has "been tele
gruphed, and measures will bo taken to
prevent Spanish coMmcrce from being
JKiy A man- in Philadelphia had anothier
ono arrested the other day for calling
him a shillysholler; Ho said he did not
care for tho name particularly bub he
wanted to know what it meant.
Last Monday night thieves effected an
entrance to the gold and silver-plating
establishment of George P. Pilling, N.
W. corner of Seventh and Chestnut streets
and robbed it of $1000 worth of silver,
ware, Masonic jewels, &o. Tho rascals
entered off Seventh street, by means of
false keys. They then "jimmied" the
door leading to the office, and onco in
side commencod working at the safe.
To prevent jarring, they placed tho wed
ges in the side, and under the wheels cot
ton pads. They then took a ten-pound
sledge-hammer and battered the doro
off the hindges. The rascals were evi
dently experts, as they selected from the
stock of plated and genuine silver goods
nothing but tho standard articles. Hav
ing secured sufficient booty they left,
leaving behind them twenty augcr-bits,
the slodge-hanimcr, a dark-lantern, and
two jimmies. All this was done without
any knowledge on the part of our "effi
cient" police force, although within two
squares of the Mayor's office. Philadel
Captain Mitchell, of tho Fifth infantry,
arrived at St. Louis, last week, from the
He furnishes an account of a recent at
tack on Bear Creek station forty miles
south of Fort Dodge. A band of thirty
five Indians came to the station, which
was guarded by Sergeant Murray and
four men of theth'.id infantry, who rep
resented themselves ns Arrapahocs. Af
ter cooking and eating some time in a
friendly manner all but seven left.
Those remaining then shot two of Mur
ray's men and severely wounded the ser
geant himself, after which they fled.
Sixty mules belonging to Mr. Trahig, a
trader of Camp Supply, were run off and
one herder was killed. Two or three
other men were also killed at differeut
On the 8th inst., on tho Vermont R.
R. a terrible accident occurred. The
night train from Boston ran into a cul
vert and wrecked the train about two
miles from Summit station. An engine
with a car attached was sent from the
latter place to render assistance, and after
taking on board the passengers and train
men started for Ilutland. About one
mile north of Summit the relief train ran
into another culvert, the passenger car
going down with the engine.
The result was three men were killed
and twelve men badly wounded.
The Coal strikes have brought tho re
sult many expected. That is an attempt
which bids fair to be successful, to put
foreign coal on the free list. Should this
action be finally taken, and our coal op
erators have to compete with cheap for
eign labor, they will have only them
selves to thank for it. For Eeveral years
the people have been at tho mercy of
theso greedy coal operators, and compelled
to pay the fiddlcr,while the miners danced.
If this effort should fail, tho coal dealers
can, wo trust, learn wisdom enough to, in
future conduct their business in such a
manner, that there will be no further in
ducement for placing this article on the
A Terrible fire occurred in Constan
tinople last week. For a long time the
attempts of the citizens and firemen to
control tho flames were futile, churches
Mosques and hundreds of houses fell a
victim to tno devouring element. The
loss of life by falling of walls was consid
erable, and the only way the fire was
stopped, was by blowing up some build
ings. Among tho burned houses are the
residences of nearly all the principal Am
bassadors. The loss of property is very
great, us the burnt district was the finest
portion of the city. Tho loss of life is
reported to exceed one thousand persons.
JttSF A distressing accident occurred
at the Alhambra Concert Hall iu London
on the 7th inst. While the ballet was in
progress, and the scene was crowded with
dancers, one of tho largo trap-doors in
tho centre of the stage gave way, and
a number ot the dancers, who were group
ed on tho spot, wero violently precipita
ted into the space under the slage, which
was unusally deep and was filled with
machinery and theatrical lumber.
Eleven of the uufortunato girls were
badly injured.and some, it is feared fatally.
The catastrophe, caused a pania among
the audience, which, however, liad.no
mr A fire,entuiling a loss of $100,000
and throwing tliTee hundred' men out of
employment, occurred in Kawark. N. J'.,
on the. 7th inst..
Miscellaneous News Items.
3?" Henry Boll, of Altoona, recovered
the sum of fourteen dollars, fiomaniouso's
nest, which the little thiof had stolen from
tW" A firm in Rockland, Mo., is said
to have shipped to Boston and Portland,
during tho months of March, April and
May, one hundred tons of live lobsters.
t2T" Suncook now claims tho largest cot
ton mill in New England, the China Mills,
upon either of whose floors a regiment of
infantry or of cavalry could parade and
V3 The Matrimonial Xete is the name
of a four-cent weekly just started in London
which is said to contain more than two hun
dred announcements from candidates for
C3T- Mrs. Anno Holmes, was thrown down
one hundred steps on the Jersey Heights,
by her drunken husband on Saturday and
died of her injuries next day.
tW In Paris, a workman drinking with
a companion, offered to bet that he could
kill him with a single blow of his fist.
The bet was accepted, the blow dealt, and
the man fell dead.
Z3T At Oldenburg, 111., a femalo school
teacher whipped a little boy eight years old
severely, and then compelled him to stoop
over, resting his forefinger on tho floor for
half an hour. The result was, tho child
was rendered insane.
tW At Decrfield Conn., on flic Cth inst.,
two lads, named Little and Bean, aired
respectively ten and five years, durini; tho
absence of their parents, found an old mus
ket, which the elder boy discharged, blow
ing oil' the head of the younger one.
EST" A Missouri newspaper claims, that
the boas ot that state aro so hit that in or
der to tiiul out where their heads are, it is
necessavy to make them squeal, and then
judge by tho sound.
tW A New Hampshire Irishman boeame
frightened while being lowered into a deep
well the other day. and cried out to the
men above that if they did not haul him
up he'd cut the rope. To save tho rope
they hauled linn up.
tW The bottom of a freight car, loaded
with 17 horses gavo way a few days ago on
tho Hudson River Railroad while the train
was in motion, and the accident was not
discovered till the next station was reached.
The consequences wero naturally very un
pleasant to tho horses.
E3T The captain of a steamer which ar
rived at New York, from London, re
ports that two of her passengers, both of
them strangers to each, other, and at diner
cnt times, committed suicide by jumping
into the sea. One of them was a religious
enthusiast, named AVm. A. Taffee, and the
other an aged Frenchman, by the name of
S" In Montana Ter., on the Cth inst.,
tho heaviest spiing storm of snow and
rain ever experienced occurred. Snow fell
to the depth of five or six feet in the moun
tains, and the rain has been incessant for
five days throughout the wholo 1 erntory.
The prospects for placer diggings could not
be better, and a yield is expected this
tW Surrogate Ilutchings, last week,
granted letters of administration to the es
tate of Sidney Oak Smith, who sailed from
Philadelphia on Dec. 10, 1809, as passenger
on the ram Atlanta, which ho had sold and
was to deliver to the Haytien Government,
and which is believed to have been lost
with all on board. The Atlanta was last
seen off Delaware breakwater and proba
ly foundered at sea.
tW At Beach and Cillowhill streets, in
Philadelphia, is a danca-house, kept by an
individual named Finney McClurg. On
Monday night ono of the females who there
resort engaged in an altercation with a man
whose name is at present unknown, and cut
him about tho head, with a tumbler. The
wounded man now lies in a dangerous con
dition. McClurg and the female, who is
named Clementina Cuminings, wero arrest
ed,, and committed to await the result of
XM" A few days since Mrs. Smith rcsi
ding in East Brooklyn, was attracted by
the screams of a child, sleeping in ono of
the upper rooms of the house. As she en
tered the room a large rat sprang from the
cradle and made his escape, and Mrs.
Smith discovered the child's leg mutilatod.
A physician was called, but the child sick
ened and died in a few days.
Mrs. Smith had taken a poor woman to
live with her, who had a child about tho
same age as the ono she had lost. This wo
man htft tho child asleep for a short time,
and, alarmed by hearing it scream, she
hastened to it, and found the rat just mak
ing his escape. He had bitten the child se
verely in the neck, severing some of the
cords. This child, like the other,, immedi
ately skkened and died.
Gen. E. M. Gregory, United States
Marshall, has announced the appointment
of the assistant marshulls for taking the
census in Philadelphia. We notice among
the appointments three colored man. In
the 4th ward, J. Purnell, ooloredt soldier
in the 5th ward, J. W. Cassey, oolored
B A new use for waterfalls has- been
found. On Monday, 1. II. Kaynerj liv
ery stable keeper, at Helena, Arkansas,
while drunk, shot his wife in the head,
and supposing h ' had killed her, blew
out his brainsj The wifo was- only stun
ned, the bullet having embedded itself' in
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