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NEW EL00MFIELD, PENX'A.
Tuesday, August 1S70.
The English Mission has been declin
ed by Ex-Senator Frclinghuyscn, who
wiys he prefers to stay ut homo.
The funeral services of Admiral Fnr
rugut, took jjlaco at l'oi'lsniouth, N. JI.,
on Wednesday last, attended by an im
mense concourse of spectator!. Military
and Masonic honors were paid to the re
mains of the deceased.
European War News.
During the week past, the news from
the seat of War has been quite exciting,
though very contradictory. In fact the
operations of the week strongly remind
tm of the week of the " battle of the
Wilderness," during the late war in this
country. There has been a series of con
flicts, and the loss of life has been terri
ble, but though both parties claim vic
tories, the fact that the French have con
stantly retreated, seem to indicate (hat a
lew more such victories would be their
ruin. The great anxiety exhibited by
the French to prepare Paris for a statu
of siege, and the appointment of a mili
tary Governor for that city, would indi
cate that even they feel there is a strong
probability of their army soon being
obliged to fall back for. the protection of
their Capitol. Should the fortunes of
war continue to favor tho 'Prussians for
another week or two, we expect to see
Napoleon a prisoner or a fugitive, and
then no doubt ) othdr nations will come
forward and try to inake peace. As mat
ters now stand, some decisive result must
be accomplished in a very short time, and
(he news of this week will be anxiously
looked for. So far the success of the
German, army lias astonished tho whole
civilized world, and probably no portion
of it has been . more surprised than the
There is no doubt that a largo majori
ty of the people of this country strongly
sympathise with the German nation anil
wish thoni success in her struggle with
When wc call to mind the record made
by Franco during the war of the Revolu
tion, and the close friendship which for
years existed between that country and
the United States, some persons wonder
why our sympathies and well wishes
should not rather be all in favor of the
Itv the firpt place this is a quarrel
brought about by the Government and
wot by tho people. Wo then call to mind
the very doubtful manner by which Na
poleon arrived at the position be occupies
. . 1. U . ! 1- ... t .t . ,
: ine rjuij'eror ui nance, nnu mo stand
he took during our struggle with the re
bellion, not only did he extend his sym
pathy to (he rebel cause, but attempted
to establish an Empire itv Mexico at the
lime he thought our hands too full to in
terfere with the tuecess of his plans.
, These, and many other little acts have
entirely obliterated any feeling of grati
tude, we might under other circumstances
have had for that nation. On tho other
hand tho Germans at an early period of
tho war, expressed kindly wishes for the
cuceess of our government, and showed
their belief in our ultimate success by
largely investing in our bonds; and
wlicn peace did crown our efforts, the
Prussian Government offered their cordial
congratulations. n addition to this, we
gratefully remember the liberal manner
in which our German population poured
out blood and treasure in aid of the
Northern, cause. Looking at the? facts
it is not strange that the sympathies of
the pcoplo of this country, should laan
w decidedly toward the Gorman Nation.
I s OKPy.lt to get a largo turn nut to
your funeral in New York, it seems only
uecewary to commit a deliberate murder.
A man hung there u few days fcince i'or
hhcotina a policeman, was followed to his
grave by four hundred carriages.
Murder in Connecticut.
The State Prison at Wethersfield was,
on Sunday, the scene of another cowardly
unprovoked murder. The excellent war
den of the prison, William Willard, a
man universally respected as a citizen
and officer, was killed by the notorious
convict, jail-bird and burglar, James
It was tho custom of Captain Williard
to make a tour through the wards of the
prison every other Sunday, to talk with
the convicts and listen to their complaints,
lie had nearly completed his rounds yes
terday afternoon, when the convict Wil
son called on the watchman, James Car
ter, who was on the second tier of cells
that ho had something on his slate that
lie wished the Captain to read. The
watchman told the Captain, and the
latter approached Wilson's cell, took up
the slate with the side toward him on
which was written : ' To Mr. Capt. Wil
lard Please read on the other side."
Tho Captain turned the slate over and
commenced to read, when Wilson thrust
through the bars a heavy cane, with a
thin, sharp knife blade stuck firmly in
one end, and stabbed the Captain in the
bowels. The hitter then tried to wrench
the cane away from Wilson while the
knife was yet in his bowels, thus adding
much to tho severity of the wound : but
t he hook of the cane caught in the bars
of Wilson's cell, and he could not pull it
lie then walked to the door which leads
to the keeper's hall, about twenty feet
distant, and as the keeper on duty then
opened it, he said ' Wilson has cut me."
lie then met his sou in the hall, who
helped him to his loom. This occurred
at 2-bQ P. M., and tho keeper Pent to
Hartford immediately for medical aid.
But soon after the dressing of the
wound was completed ho sank and grad
ually become lower until death took place
at 0 P. M. There was little pain and
and death came easily.
An important question has recently ris
en in regard to the copper and nickel
coins. It is fully expressed in the fol
paragraph, which we clip from a Wash
ington telegram to tho New York Times.
" A great many Postmasters have
written here in relation to the disposition
that can be made of copper and nickel
coins received from postage, but which
people do not like to take for change.
Inquiry on this point was made of the
Secretary of the Treasury by the Post
master General; and the Secretary has also
received letters on the subject from owners
of ferryboats and others who come into
possession of these coins in the regular
way of business. A reply from his de
partment says that the nickel cent coins
issued under the act of February 21,
1857, arc not legal tender for any amount
but are exchangable at tho mint of the
United States l'or o and 5 cent nickel
pieces. The one and two cent pieces
authorized by act, of April 22, 1804,
which comprise tho chief portion of the
cent coinage in circulation, are a legal
tender for any payment not exceeding
four cents in amount. The threo cent
nickel pieces are a legal tender i'or sixty
cent:i and the five cent pieces for one
dollar. There is no provision of law au
thorizing the redemption of the one and
two cent pieces, but a circular issued by
tlie Secretary directs the redemption ol
the five cent pieces by the Treasurer and
Assistant Treasurer;!, when presented
in sums of not less than $100. It in evi
dent that Congress must noon tako tome
action on this matter."
Eclipse of the Sun.
The total eclipse of tho sun on the 22d
of December next is to be fully and care
fully observed by American as well
as Europeans savans. Congress placed
over 20,000 at the disposal of Pro
fessor Benjamin Pierce, professor at
Harvard and Kuperintendant of tho Const
Survey, to be used in dol'iaying the ex
pense of parties to be sent abroad to ob
servo the eclipse, and threo expeditious
will probably be sent, one under the care
of Professor Pierce himself, a eccond
under tho command of Professor Winlock
tho director of Harvard observatory, and
a third under the direction of a compe
tent naval officer. The lino of totality
passes through tho southern portions of
Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey
and ilu.sia. The stations to be occupied
by the parties will bo selected so as to
lio within this line.
t5?" An explosion of tiro damp occurred
recently in a new shaft of the Hearing
! Urook Coal Company at Dunmore. Eight
I men were seriously bunted.
GoYcrnors of Pennsylvania.
From tho adoption of tho Constitution
until the present time, the following
persons have filled the Executive chair of
the State :
Thomas Mifflin was elected in 1790,
and served nine years.
Thomas M'Kean was elected in 1799,
and served nine years.
Simon Suyder was elected in 1808 and
served nine years.
William Findlcy was elected in 1817,
and served three years.
Joseph Iliester was elected in 1820,
and served three years.
J. Andrew Sehultz was elected in
1823, and served six years.
George Wolf was elected in 1829, and
served six years.
Joseph liitncr was elected in 1835,
and served three years.
David II. Porter was elected in 1838,
and served six years.
Francis It. Shunk was elected in 1844.
and served three years and six months.
At the death of Gov. Shunk, Wm. F.
Johnston, then Speaker of the Senate,
became Govenor until the January fol
lowing. However, at the election held
October, 1848, William F. Johnston was
elected and served three years.
William Pigler was elected in 1851,
and served three years.
James Pollock was elected in 1854, and
ser.ved threo years.
William F. Packer was elected in 1857,
and served three years.
Andrew G. Curtin was elected in 1SG0,
and served bix years.
John W. Geary was elected in 1 80(1,
and again elected in 1SG9, and will, if he
lives, serve nix years.
A Scene of Terror.
An Elko. Mo., paper of a rcccut date
says : A terrible accident occurred at
the court-house night before last, during
the performance of Prof. C. A. Lewis and
troupe. The court-room was filled to
overflowing;, tho greater portion of tho
seated audience were delighted and in
high spirits until near the close, when
the janitor of the court-house essayed to
turn the 'lights down, in order to darken
the room for the exhibition of a tableau.
The u iddle chandelier, containing six
large coal-oil lanips.with their globes and
chimneys, was immediately over the
heads t)f a number of ladies, and was at
tatclte d to a tendan bar upon the ceiling
by a ; spiral screw, of the existence of
whio'i it appears, the janitor was ignorant
though ho knew the chandelier could
easily bo turned around. In thus turn
ing it, as he had frequently done before,
in order to reach all the lamps the whole
thing fell with a crash, the lamps rolling
upon the floor under the feet of the au
dience, Vfo of them bursting and scat
tering their flaming contents over tho
ladies, and a great column of flame shoot
ing up albnost instantly to the ceiling.
The scene which followed beggars de
scription, Dicn women and children rushed
pell mell to the door, some jumping over
the luuis xsrs to tho floor below. Fortu
nately none were killed although several
were badly burned and several children
were injured by being trampled.
IIi;el!aiieo;is News Items.
VWOxt. of thousands of volunteer olli
ceis of the navy during tho war there re
mained bat eight on July 1.
rCS" Two drunken paronts, of Syracuse,
are under arrest for having starved to death
a child four months old.
2?" Last week a Washington judge di
rected a warrant to he issued for tho arrest
of lioprc tentative. It. U. Butler, on tho
charge of forgery.
S'An Indiana maiden was arrested a
few (lays since, by her wrathful parent, for
horso-stcialing. She took tho animal to
elope with her lover, and as she was beyond
tho a.o for parental control, ho caused her
to bo loukod up on tho criminal charge.
C2T During tho thunderstorm of July 20,
at Jacksonville, Green county, N. Y., Eli
jah Blossom was instantly killed by light
ning. Ho weighed about 100 pounds, and
almost every bono in his body was broken
by too shock, lie was 78 years old.
SIT" There is a coal mine at Fort Dodge
threo fivt thick in the thinnest place, and
eleven feet through in ilia thickest place.
"Its area is so wide that generations will
not exhaust it. It is tho hardest bitmniii
oun co:il yet discovered went of Pittsburg."
rD'E. G. Erown, of Elizabeth, N. J.,
who was lately assailed in Broad street,
N. Y., and robbed of $1)0,000 in securities,
&c, has been visited by parties who offer
to return tho papers if ho will let the ono
roguo caught, aiid who. is now in tho
El" A young lady in Tennessee has at
last had hor perseverance, in looking under
her bed at night, rewarded by iinding a
negro concealed there. Ho was interview
ed by her relatives and there was a nigger
funeral shortly afterwardu at which mourn
ers were rcaroe.
E2T At Fredonia, Crawford county, In
diana, a few clays ago, the littlo daughter
of Daniel Duflin, aged three years, while
playing near the door of its parents, was
seized by a voracious hog, and dragged
off to several hogs, which commenced tear
ing tho child to pieces. Tho endeavors
made by the mother of tho child wero un
successful, but some gentleman passing
llnally rescued it. Not a shred of clothing
was left on tho body. In several places
great chunks of llesli were literally torn
out, leaving gaping wounds. There wero
twenty-two frightful cuts and bites upon
the child's person. After lingering sever
al clays the child died,
CS" The Wavcrly (N. Y.,) Fnterprise
A steer jumped from a car loaded with
cattle, when just below Athens bridge, last
Wednesday. Thursday morning Gueihn
took a car and engine and went after the
beef. They were surprised to lind tho ani
mal lively as a deer, not appearing to bo
hurt in tho least. After many attempts
to catch or drive him in an enclosure, ho
finally espied the car, standing at tho Tan
nery gangway for loading cars, and leaving
men, boys and dogs in tho rear ho quickly
loaded himself, to the complete satisfaction
of those interested.
tlF A woman named Melissa IJlyo was
taken from her bed recently, at Gortlandt,
New York, and striped, and tarred, and
feathered, by a party of roughs. Tho
cause of the outrage was tho chargo that
Mrs. Jiiye had been indulging in criminal
connection with a married man, of that
village, which so troubled his wife that she
committed suicide. An attempt was made
to serve tho man the same way, but he suc
ceeded in making his escape. After this
outrage Mrs. Blye was carried to her home
on a portion of a house rake mounted on
the shoulders of the men.
EST A man named J. O. Telfrec lately
attempted to commit sutcido at Muskegan
Mich., under very singular circumstances.
Ho had been robbed of $152, his entire
capital, and seeing no use of life without
money, iired two bullets into his body with
out killing hhnself. Ho then threw him
self into a river which was not deep enough
to drown him, crawled to tho shore, cut his
neck with a blunt jack-knife, and was found
asleep in a barn on tho following morning.
He is not likely to recover.
tW It is said there is a sea beach at
Manchester, near Cape Ann, which is re
markable for its "musical tone." As you
step briskly over it a distinct and some
what clear shrill note is heard, which seems
t o be upon tho key of C of tho treble scale.
By scraping or shuffling tho foot over tho
sand the tone may bo prolonged, and it is
loudest where the sand is dryest. Hugh
Miller mentions a similar phenomena on a
beach upon tho coast of Scotland.
tW A Paris tradesman sitting down to
dinner, surrounded by his children, Baw be
fore tho plate of one littlo girl a drop of
blood, and soon discovered others that were
dropping from the ceiling. Calling tho
house porter, they forced open the door of
their neighbor's room-overhead, and found
a young woman who, having failed to de
stroy herself by charcoal fumes, had open
ed the veins of her neck with a razor. She
had been married but three weeks.
E2F A father and daughter, who had
boen seperatcd for twenty years, were re
cently reunited at Mrtryville, Mo. When
tho latter was only five years of age she
was removed to New Orleans by her mother
and from that time up to the date of the
reunion every effort to discover her wherea
bouts on tho part of tho father met with
13$" A man named Thomas Shea, of New
York, was struck over tho eyes with a
broomstick, in the bauds of ouo liobcrt
Monday, alias McC'lure, on Sunday, the 7th
inst. 11 is death occurred on Tuesday, at
3 o'clock p. in. Two largo splinters from
.the stick came out of the wounded eye on
E3"A mill-operative at Lowell stopped to
compliment a young girl upon her appear
ance. Her lover coming up at the moment
struck him in tho head and knocked him
insensible. In future Georgo will probably
be more careful and not attempt to "chaff"
young girls when their lovers are in sight.
EZfMrs. Lincoln has written to several
members of Congress expressing her grati
tude for their votes favoring her annual
pension. As most any one would be grate
ful for $3000 a year wo can't see why her
letter should be announced as anything so
OT A burglar was fatally shot by tho
police at 2 o'clock on the 18tb inst., whilo at
tompUng to force an entrance into the First
Nat ional Bank building at Carbondale.
"For Yenng Men and Young Women."
Tho " Yvvng Folk1 Jlvnti" in the novel
title of tho new Rural and Literary Month
ly being issued by II. N. F. Lewis, tho
publisher of tho Western Rural, at Chicago.
PrizNs are offered for stories and contribu
tions on various subjects by young writers,
and lino premiums for clubs of subscribers.
Terms, $,00 per year. Tho first five
hundred subscribers aro to bo credited for
two years. We think this paper must ox
cito a great interest among the young men
and young women throughout tho United
Stales. AddresK It. Tv. V. Lewis. Publisb-
Nearly every family who is not already
tho owner of a Sewing Machine, is think
ing about buying ono. Boforo doing so,
examine tho macliino which is for sale, by
F. Mortimor &, Co. It is tho best, because
the most simple, and easily understood,
whilo it does work in the most substantial
CHOLERA ! ! !
Tlie following letter Is from Mr. Woodward, of
St. Louis, to .1. N. Harris, Ksq., of New London,
Conn. Mr. W. Is a gentleman of high respectabil
ity, and daring tlie prevalence of the cholera in
St. Louis, watched the result of tlie application of
tho 1'aln Killer for tills disease, and bis testimony
can be relied upon with the utmost conltdeace :
Hear Sir: You recollect when I saw you in
Janimrv lust, my expressing to von nw most, san
KUine expectations Mint DAVIS' PAIN KILLKIt
would have a tremendous sale In the west this
season, and mv anticipations have been more than
realized, and thetosthnony of thousands who have
lived It has been that they would not be willing to
go to bed at night without it In the house.
On the appearance of the Cholera In this city,
such was the confidence In the l'aln Killer as a
remedy, that many who purchased it remarked to
me that they had no fears or dread of the cholera
as long as they had the Pain Killer by them, and
hundreds took it dally as a preventative, for no
person can have-a derangement of bowels ordl
arrlKcaif they use this medicine. This was the
security and confidence of hundreds acquainted
with it. and when their friends were attacked with
tlie Cholera they would administer the remedy in
large quantities, and in every ca"e when it. has
been taken in any of the llrst stages of the disease,
it has proved successful.
I consider it an infallible remedy. I have not
heard of any Individual in nv fanillv who used
the l'aiu Killer when attacked but speedily recov
ered. The clerk Informed me that he administered it
to persons when cold or In cramps, and it gave im
mediate relief, but slill it should be given quickly,
for when the discharge of "rice water" Ws be
gun, the hope of life has lied. Should this disease
make its appearance among you, as in all proba
bility it will, be not alarmed: you all others there
have the remedy, and 1 am conlldent if the l'aln
Killer is used, not a single death by Cholera will
occur in your city.
A. T. WOODWARD.
-The Tain Killer is told by all dealers in Fam
ly Medicines. .if 1m
Eidit Per Ct. in Gold.
FIRST MORTGAGE BONDS
OF THE ISSVK OF
St. Joseph and Denver City
In denominations of $l,OOOand SfSOO,. coupon
or registercj, with Interest at Kight per cant, per
annum, payable l.rth February una August, In
(tOIj!) tree from United Slates taxes, in New
York or Kurope. Tlie bonds have thirty yars to
run, payable in New York in GOLD, Trustees,
Farmers' Loan and Trust Company of New York.
The mortgage which secures these bonds is at tli
rate of S13 fiu per mile: covers a completed road
for every bond Issued, and is a first and ONLiV
mortgage. This line, connecting St. Joseph with
Fort Kearney, will make asliort and through routtt
The Company have a Capital Stock of S10,COO,000
And a giant of Land from Congress,
of l.tioO.uou Acres, valued at the low-
est estimate, at 4,000.000
First Mortgage Bonds, 1.500,1X 0
Total length of road, ?1 miles ; dlsttnice in
cluded In tins Mortgage, 111 niiies; price, Ut l-'-i
and accrued interest, IN C'UKKbNCY. Can
be obtained from tlie undersigned. Also, pam
phlets, maps and Information rclatlr thereto.
These bonds, being so well secured affl yielding a
large Income, are desirable to parties seeking safo
anu lucrative-investments. We recommend them
with entire coulldence.
VV. P. CONVERSE & CO.,
iVo. 54 Pine Street, New York.
TANNER & CO.,
No. 49 lVnll Street, Sew York.
4 22 3m r.
Bloomfiold Academy !
An English and Classical' School
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I
TII12 FALL TICHM of this Institution com
mences August 2flth.
The course of study embraces Latin, Orcek,
ICnglish liranches, Mathematics, Natural Science,
S.. and is designed to furnish a thorough l.nglisli
lidiicution, or a complete I'rcparation for a Colle
Vacations: July and August, and one week at
Terms: For Boarding, Furnished Koom, Wash
ing, Tuition in Latin, (lieck, Lmtlisli Hi aiulies and
Mathematics, for tlie scolastic year, except boaid
in vacations. SM.tW.
Tlie Hoarding Imparl meat Is at the institution,
under tho supervision of W'iliani Crier, Lsq., by
whom good and substantial board will be fur
nished : and tlie pupils will be under the strict tare
oi me i liucnai. Address-
W. If. DILL. Principal,
YV 1 1.1.1 A M liltll'.lt.
New J'.loonuic.ld, Perry con 1117;. 1'a.
Pensions, Bounties, &c.
"ITTIDOYVH. Minor Children. Mothers, Fathers,
V &c. o' Soldiers who were killed or died of
disease contracted In the Service of t lie touted
Stales, can now make application for Pension.
Also So'diei-s wlio contracted disease or wero
wounded, ruptured, or in any way disabled in tlie
war of ldiil.
When ividows die or re marry, tho child or
children under sixteen y;,ars of age are entitled to
The time for tiling claims for adtUtional bounty
bus been extended six months.
Particular attention glventoold suspended ease
in the dlllcrciit departments at Washington. D. C.
If you have, or flunk you have a claim auainsl the
(iovernmeitt, call on or address tho undersigned.
No charge for information.
Attorney for Claimants,,
4 31 Nir.V IIIXKIMFIKLD, 1'A..
Oaiwli l'uicl Ibr Grutn.
milK rlTNCANO IKON COMHANT
L have rented the C.ltlST MILL of Mr. (irltllth
tones, of that place, and are prepared to buy
IJraln to any amount for CASH.
IOJIN WIST Kit, Trcasurnr.
luuieannon, Jlily ii, ldio.