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..THE 'TIMES, NEW , BIAJOMFIKIJ), PA., JANUARY 23 18771
PHILADELPHIA; AND READING R, R.
ARRANOKMENt OF PASflENQKK TRAINS.
Xovcmhcr 2Hlh, 187. '
TKAIN8 LEAVE M A KKIHBUKO A8 FOLLOWS i
For New Yoik. t A.iO, B.10 ro. i.0Q and
FtirPPh"lartelilil, at fc.W, 1.10, MB a.ta". 4-1
nd n.67 p. m. ' ( i ; '
Kor Heading, at 6,20, .10, S.45 a. in. 8.00
3.67 and 7. Ml). HI. , . .
Kor fottHvlfl at ft.20.lfla. m.. and .B7p.
m.and via Houuylklll and Biuquehahna Branch
For" Vle'ntown, at 8.20, . .10 a. in., 100,
3.87 and 7. Wp. m. . ,
The 8.20,8.10 a. m. 2.00 p.m. and 7.65 p. m.
trains have throiiRh ears for New York.
The 6.20, l.io a. m., and 2.00 p. m. trains hare
inrougn can ior tmiaueiimia.
For New York, at s.'zu a. ni.
I i ' o J . j n t
For Allontown and Way Stations at 8.20 a.m.
For Heading, Fhlladcluhla and Way Station! at
TRAINS FOR HAMUBrUJRG, LEAVE AS FOL
Leaye New York, at 8.4 a. m., 1.00, 8.80 and
Leave Philadelphia, at 9.15 a. m. 8.40, aud
7.20 p. m.
Leave Reading, at 4.40,7.40, 11.20a. m. 1.30,6.16
and 10.3A p. ni.
Leave Fottsvllle, at 618, 9.15 a. in. and 4.35
And via Schuylkill umlHtciqiiehauiia Branch at
.0fi a. ni.
Leave Allontown, nt 2.30, 5,50,8.55 a.m., 12.15
4.30 and 0.00 p. ni.
The 2.30 a. in. train from Allentown aud the
4.40 a. ni. train from Heading do not run on Mon
days .. .. .. 8,miAV8 ,
Leave New York, at '..30 p. m.
Leave Philadelphia, at p. m, 1
Leave Heading, at 4.40, 7.40a. in. and 10.83 p. ni.
Leave Allentown, 2.30 a. in. and V.OOp. in.
Via Morris aud Essex Kail Uoad.
J. E. WOOTTEN, '
Pennsylvania R. It. Time Table.
On and after Monday, Nov. '27th, 1876, Pas
senger trains will run as follows:
Mimintown Ace. 7.19 a. in.; dallv except Sunday.
Johnstown Express 12.22 p. M., dally " Sunday
Mall 6.54 P. m., dally exceptSunday
Atlantic Express, 10.02 p.m., flag, dally.
WayPass. 9.08 A. M., dally.
Mall 2.38 P. m. dally exceptSunday
Mittllntown Acc. 6.65 P. M. dallyexcept Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, 11. MP. M., (Flag) dally, ex
Paelllo Express, 5.10 a. m., dally (flag)
Trains are nownin by Philadelphia time, whloh
Is 13 minutes faster than Altoona time, and 4 min
utes slower than New York time.
J.J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, Nov. 27tli, 1876,trams
will leave Uuncannon, as follows t
Mllfllntown Ace. drtlly except Sunday at 7.63. m.
Johnstown Express 12.53p.m., duly exceptSunday.
Mail 7.30 P. M ' "
Atlantic Express ioiioV.'ii.',' dally (flag)
Way Passenger, 8.J8 a. m., dally -
i Mall, 2.04 p. m, dallyexceptSunday.
Miniiutown Acc. dallyexceptSunday at 6.1Ap.m.
Pittsburg Ex. dallyexcept Sunday (flag) 11.331. M.
WM. C. KING Agent.
THE - SINGER"
SEWING 31 A CHINE.
SINGER , V
'piTK SINGER HEWING MACHINE is s wel
L known that It is uot necessary to mention
ITS MANY GOOD QUAUTIE8'
Every one who has anv knowledge of Sewing
Machines knows that it will do
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EVERY KIND OF WORK
I In. a '.Superior Manner, H
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The Machine is easily kept la order; easily op
era ted, and is acknowledged py jill, to be the .
The Best Machine in the World
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Persons wanting; Sewing Machine should'ex
mine the Singer, before purchasing. They can
totougbtoa the - - m: . . .
Most liberal Terms ' '
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' F. MOKTIMKK, '
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-'. NEW BLSdMFIELD.FA., 1
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k ti General Agent for PeiryO
Or of the following Local AneuU ou tl'
A. t. KEIM, 'J l :
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: o;U I '. it . A
leather and Harness $tor ,' '
from Front to iHIgh Street, insar the Fenn'a.i
JJ'KW lepoi where he wtUhave pa baud, aud
. ,r ' 'REDUCED PRICES,'' "'
Leather and Harness ( all klnds.Havlag geM
workmen, and 4)y, buying atjjha pwK(,twik
pricey I fear no competition. ' wiw
Maket prices palii in eash for BarV.ilidet an
hkiua. . Tbunkf ul for post Invars, 1 aollolt a, eou.
vi' j: JOS. M. UAWLEVi '
A Sudden Proposal.
NO, thore's no use buuting for it hus
band. When your time has come
you'll die; and when your time has
come, you'll marry. Some la marked
out for It, some Isn't, Now there was
Fenolla Jackson ; you'd have thought if
ever a gul was cut out to match ,he wa.
But there she 1"( an old maid. Pret
ty and accomplished and- riou, engaged
four or five times, but 'twasn't to be.
And there's Jane Jones, that huln't
but one eye, aud went out a dress
making for a liven', and she's got the
richest man in town. There I no
telling, and you can't fix thlng they
Didn't I ever tell you about my
cousin, Neptany Ann Camberllng f
jpho I why, I thought I had. Well, I'll
tell you now, for It's considerable curi
ous. . '
Neptany Ann, she wasawldder, and
nhe wasn't left very well off, aud was
sort of good lookiu' and not mor'n
thirty ; so she says right out and out,
soon as her mourning was off: " I
mean to marry again." And her rela
tions they all thought 'twas quite sensi
ble, and the mont of them being mar
ried themselves, they gavo her all the
chance they could ; but nobody pro
posed. Then Neptany went to see her friends
In BoKton, and her friends In New York
and there it was the same thing. She
did her best, too, I must say. No one
could do better ; but all the same the
years rolled on and on, and Neptany got
to bo forty ; and folks began to say It
wasn't any use for trying any ruore,and
ahe began to think bo herself, and she
went home to her own house and didn't
board nor visit any more, and stopped
dresxlng up. Bhe was good looking yet,
too, mind you ; and one day when I
was over there taking tea, she just ups
and outs with it:
" I declare, Aunt Millikin," said she,
" it's just the funniest thing to me that
I've got to set down and take care of
myself when folks that ain't no better
than I be anyway, step ofF and settle
down. There's Mrs. Flint lean as a
guide post, married to 'Squire Becker;
and Fanny Jones, with her little turned
up nose a real old maid, too she mak
Ing her weddln' dress ; and lots of oth
ers are going and gone, and here am I
and you know I'm handsome and not
an offer. What does it mean "
" It means your time hasn't come,"
says I. " Now, if I was single, I s'pose
I should like to step off as well as any
one, but I wouldn't try. If he's a com
ing he'll eofne if you go and sit on the
top of a mountain. You may bunt tho
world over for him and just when you
make up your mind you can't find him
he will come a flying in at the window."
" He'll have to hurry if he's coming
here," says Neptany, laughing; just
then smush-bang-crash something came
flying through the big bow window ;
and first we jumped up and shrieked
and ran away and then we came run
ning back ; for what had come through
the bow window was an elderly man
with a bald head.
' ' He'd had his hat on' when he come
through, and when we'd picked him up
'we found he wasn't as much hurt as we
should have expected. . . . .
Neptany was a master hand to fix up
folks that were sick or anything, and
she bandaged beautifully, and I made
him a big bowl of bone set tea right oft',
and what's more, made him drink it.
And then and not 1 till then Neptany
says to him :
. " And now, sir, may I ask you how it
"was you came flying through my win
dow instead of knocking at my door if"
,'' ". I didn't fly, J was thrown," says be.
" In fact, I'm not much of a horseman
anyhow, and the first thing I knew I
was over his head.?': t
' " Might "., have killed '( yoii, , says
neptany, , ., . ..,... -. j
" Well," i says . he, that wouldn't
have, made much difference to this
world. . I'm only a miserable old bach.
elor. ' Whatgoodls a bachelor lonely,
unloved, ; uncared for ;" and then he
groaued, and, then I gave him , another
swig of hope set tea. ... ; , -
', , 'Well,'? says Neptany Ann, "I've
beard old .bachelors' oomplainln' before,
but I never pity them. Jt's all their
own fault; Why baveu't you proposed
to some nice, sensible gU . and settled
down witjh a wie ?, Any man, oan ,( get
married. ,, jta all in. ms own. tuinas. ,
When she wild, that the old bachelor
sat uri 011 the sofa' and brought ' liis . fist
down 611 jibe , table with,', a 1 l)uug that,
made the new bowl of bone set tea 4'd
Just made slop oyer. ( : , ., , -;-.
: " It Isn't,", soys be. t I know people
think so, but there's many and many a
man 'that wants to tret married and
can,t.( ;-rhereVa fate against it,,' Mad
am, I give you my wqrd of honor that
every girl, ji- cvei; proposed yt has refused
4 More fool they," cried I. " 1 !; '
" I think fco,too,rt gald Wi ,lTm'not'
a bad-looking man, I'm rich. I'm of a
good family, aud free as air; and not one
of all the girl spinsters I've asked, but
they said "No." ...
" Your time hasn't come yet," says I.
" And it won't now," says he ; " for
1,11 be hanged If I'll be used so again.
Why,I've known men as poor as church
mice; Ugly men, crooked men,' tame
men, lar.y, men with worthless charac
ters, all sorts of men to get dear, loving,
sweet, beautiful women for wives,, and
here am I. I'd like to know What's the
matter with me. Can't have one? I
ask you as two respectable married ladles
of experience, Why V"
" Your time hasn't come yet," says I.
" Buch things are mysteries, as my
poor, dear, late husband nsed to say,"
said Neptany Ann.
And I knew that ho never said any
thing about it. Phe just lugged in his
name then for a reason she had.
"Ah," says the bachelor, pricking up
his ears. "You're a widows then ?"
"Yes," says Neptany.
" I wouldn't have said what I have If
I'd have known it," said the bachelor ;
but since I have, may I ask you what
you think V Why can't I make the
women folks like me t Is It my
" Well, I should think they were all
well I" Buld Neptany.
"Must be something,", xald the old
bachelor. " Now be candid ; If I'd have
said to you, ' Matin in, here I am will
you have me f why, you would have
" May be I shouldn't have said 'no,'
"Yes you would." said the buche
lor. "I don't think I should," said Nep
tany. "Your quite good looking;
you've a warm heart and a way I like,
and you SBy you're rich, why should
"I'll prove you would," said the
bachelor, getting up from the lounge.
" Now madam, here lam. I haven't
known you long, but you're a very
handsome woman ; and a good one I'll
bet. I'll ofler you iny hand and heart
and fortune. Will you lie my wife?
"But you're only Joking, you see,"
"No. I'm in earnest. No evasion,"
said the the bachelor. " 1' make you a
serious ofler,Mrs. Canibcrling. I know
you very well by name. Your friends,
the Pimlicoes, may have spoken of me,
Mr. Jobling. NoW, will you have
" Yes," said Neptany.
"Honestly 'yes,' " said flic.
I Jest set down on u rocking-chair-'
and says 1:
' Hunt the world over for love, and
you won't findhlm, and just as you
lock your door he conies flying in at
It was risky. there's no denying thai,
but Neptany Ann and Mr. Jobling are
jest the happiest couple I know, and the
best proof that what I sny about mar
riage Is true, that I can point out to you.
A Red-Skin Romance.
MISS LIZZIK SNOOK reached Pitts
burgh on Friday by mil from
Omaha. The 1'ont says she give the
following account of herself: "iShe
was born in Philadelphia on June 3rd,
1859. Winfield Snook, her father, was
employed as a dry goods clerk on the
corner of Clark and Von Bureu streets.
In 1806 her father,' mother, herself and
a little brother started for Iowa to visit
George Hahn,her mother's brother ,who
lived near Atlantic, Clark county ,Iowa.
On the 12th of October her father and
uncle left the bouse to visit Atlantic.
Her mother In the meantime took seri
ously ill with rheumatism and was con
fined to bed on the day mentioned.
During the absence of the men 11 band
of Sioux Indians visited the house, and
absconded with herself, her brother and
ber cousin Emma Hahn, who was two
years older than Lizzie. The little boy
was terribly frightened at the red-skins
and kept bitterly crying until hi, their
rage their Indiaus da-lied his brains out
against a tree. The girls, however, re
ceived better treatment, and were es
corted in safety to the eaiup of the
tribe. - -
" Here they were ' put to play with
young injuns and were given to ' under
stand that they Would bo reared after
the semi-civilized manner of the ' red
skins. From that time until about four
weeks ago, Miss' fnook declare, she
never laid eyes on a white man: She led
the life of a gquawt was made to do all
the drudgery of the family .which adopt
ed her, And iu shorts led a miserable life.
Some months ago her cousin, married &
chief of the tribe. One of ,he big braves
also fell Id love witJU lAixle, but the lass
did not look with favor upon him, and
refused his attention. 1 Then the sav
ages began to ill treat and abuse her. i
Fortunately,! however four. white meu
named Welsh, Bakemeyer, Stewart and
Clark, who had beeli visiting the Black,
Hills, appeared In the 'crimp of ber tribe
and rescued her. They escorted her to
Omaha, aud from that iiir she had
been furnished free transportation,
through the kindness of railroad officials,
to this point. She Is on her way, she
says, to Lock Ha veil, Pa., where lives
Mr, B. H. Snook, an uncle. The girl
told a straightforward story She snld
she had been taught to read before leav
ing Philadelphia, and her cousin had
taught her to write during her sojourn
among the Indians.' She seemed to pos
sess too much Intelligence to have been
reared in the wilds of the Black Hills,
but beyond this there was no reason to
disbelieve her statement."
ENGLISH RAILWAY TICKETS.
AN F.ngllsh Journal says : it Is now
some forty years since railway
tickets were printed and issued. The
originator of the Idea was a man em
ployed at a wayside station In the nelgh
1 wir hood of Carlisle, England, and those
he then Used were about the satne size
as the tickets now Issued. But his ' ar
rangements for printing them were of
the most primitive description. In fact,
a few types fastened together In a case
about the size of a nail-brush formed
his sole apparatus. The name of the
station to which the passenger was go
ing was written upon the ticket at the
time of issue. We con realize to our
selves how this system would work
now say at Claphan Junction, or at
the Underground stations. But this
system, primitive aB It was, grew and
flourished, and became the parent of the
present one. The use of tickets on this
principle gradually Increased, until, at
last, Us inventor found that It would be
desirable to devote himself entirely to the
development of the new Industry.
From that day to this the printing of
railway tickets has remained in the
hands of the same family, who have
pursued It with an amount of persti
veranceand Ingenuity perfectly mar
velous. Tho railways of nearly the
whole world urc supplied with tickets
from tho one manufactory. There may
bo seen in course of manufacture tickets
for English railways, Swedish, South
American, Egyptlan,&c. We saw there,
on one occasion, Cairo tickets a special
class for " pilgrims going to Mecca,"
and others for a fourth class, specially
printed for a South American line, for
" slaves without shoes and stockings."
The first great Improvement made In
the tickets was in numbering them
This was au enormous stride in advance
of the old ticket, .hivery railway pas
senger has noticed that each ticket Is
numbered, and many peoplo imagine
that that number Is printed by the lit
tle press in front of the ticket clerk
when he thrusts the ticket in before it
is issued. But the duty of that press is
in reality to print the date the number
ing being done before the ticket arrives
at the station. A large proportion of
the accuracy of the accounts of railways
depends upon these numbers. For ex
ample : take the case of a booking clerk
at Reading. He has before him a box with
a large numljer of pigeon-holes, each
holding the tickets for one station. Let
us select the pigeon hole for Salisbury.
Before he begins his day's work, he
knows that the first ticket from Bead
ing to Salisbury will be say, 6,028.
When bis day's ;work Is over, he finds
that the last ticket issued is say, 5,058,
He has, therefore issued thirty tickets
of this particular class to Salisbury, aud
is responsible for thirty fares. He has a
return to fill up each day of the num
bers on the tickets Issued, and by seeing
that the last number on each day, and
the first on the next, are consecutive,
the officials at headquarters are able to
have a complete check upon the station
clerks, and to preserve an almost in
variable accuracy in their accounts. Let
us see bow this ticket printing Is done.
First of all, here are boxes filled with
colored pieces of card-board, which will
soon be printed and made into tickets
An order has come from the South
western Railway for so many thousand
tickets from, say Waterloo to Bishop
stroke. , The order states color or colors,
the number of the last ticket in stock,
and the average consumption, which en
ables the printer to know when the
tickets ordered must be sent in. The
little ' steam-wrought machine for
printing railway tickets is an exceeding
ly Ingenious piece of mechanism. Im
agine a table about 18x24, with a long,
thin box rising above it at the back, and
another box falling below it at the
front The table contains the printing
rollers and type-case; the boxes (the
interior horizontal section of which Is
the size of a ticket), are for holding
tickets. The upper box is filled wkh a
pile of pieces of card-board. One at a
time, the lowest card is jerked by a
spring under the printing machinery,
and falls Into the lower box ; and In less
than a quarter of a second it is printed
and numbered, and safely stored in the
other Ikx. 'All that the man has to do
Is to keep the uppet box tilled with
cards, remove the lower box when filled,
upp!y tYesb 'empty boxes, place the
printed tickets in rows,' and see that the
Ink reservoir Is full. The machine does
the rest, including the printing, the Ink
ing of the type, and the moving and
storing of the tickets. The' numbering
is done by means of four wheels, with
their centres in a horizontal line thus
forming a cylinder. These wheels bhve
raised numerals on their edges,' which .
Imprint themselves on the tickets. The
wheel, which bears the numeral In the
unit's place, moves so that a fresh type
is ready for each successive ticket ; that
in the tens place at one-tenth that rate,
and so on. The next step, of counting
the tickets, Is a curious one- Though
the greatest care is taken to Insure accu
racy, mistakes will occur In printing the
numbers on the tickets. Sometimes a
number is omitted; sometimes two
tickets are printed with the same num
ber. To provide tigalnst such casualties
tho tickets when printed are counted;
and as It Is Impossible for human eye,
and memory, and Judgment to be In
fallible they are counted by machinery.
This machinery, again, consists of a
table with two boxes as before. This
time the table Is simply a table with a
hole In it large enough to allow the num
ber of a ticket to be seen through. At
the side of the table Is a cylinder wheel
similar to that above described. The
number on the cylinder is adjusted to bo
the same as that printed on the first
ticket to be counted. The tickets areln
consecutive order. As the boy turns
a handle, they are Jerked from the up
per box to the lower, showing their
numbers under the hole. The cylinder
wheel revolves at the same rate, and
therefore the number on each ticket and
that on the wheel ought to agree. If
they do not agree, then it is evident that
a number has beemomlttcd, or, perhaps,
duplicated. The deficient ticket being'
supplied, or the surplus one removed,
the tickets are then pressed together by
machinery, tied, packed, and sent to
their destinations. .
Such Is one of the Interesting Indus
tries of our time; an Industry invented,
developed, and still In hands of the same
family ; yet spread in its interests over
the whole world. And it is curious to
know that in one long, low building, in
a suburban street of a provincial town,
the tickets for tho whole world, except
North America, are made.
Blessings of Misfortunes.
CHILDREN are often brought up
without any particular habits of
self government, because the governing
is done for them and on them. A girl
who Is never allowed to sew,all of whose
clothes are made for her, and put on her
until she is ten, twelve, - fifteen or
eighteen years old, Is spoiled. Tho
mother has spoilt her by doing every
thing for her.
The true Idea of self restraint is to let
the child venture. A child's mistakes
are often better than no mistakes', be
cause when a child makes mistakes and
has to correct them he is on tho way to
ward knowing something. A child who
Is waked up every morning, and never
wakes himself up ; and is dressed, and
never makes mistakes in dresslng,and i
washed, and never makes mistake
about being clean ; and is fed, and never
has any thing to do with his food, and
is cared or and kept all day from doing
wrong such a child might as well w.
a tallow candle, perfectly straight and
solid, and comely, and unvltal, and
good for nothing but to be burnt up.
The poor weaver, who has a largo
family of children, , without bread
enough for half of them, and sets them
to work before they are five years old, is
a philanthropist... You may gather
around them, and mourn over them, but
blessed be the weaver's children ; th
twelve children of the weaver will turn
out better than the twelve children of
the millionaire, ,
Blessed are those that learn by th
bard way of life what every man must,
learn first or last, or go ashore a wreck ;
namely, self-restraint. .The steel tlml
suffered most is the best steel. It . luis
been in the furnace again and again ; it
has been on the anvil ; it has been tight
in the jaws cf the vice ; it has felt th
rasp ; it bas been ground by emery ; it
has been heated and filled until it hard
ly knows itself,and comes out a splendid
knife. And if men only knew it, what
are called their " misfortunes" are
God's best blessings, fog they are the
mouldering Influences which give them
thapeliness,anddge and durability and
.The Lost Fsaad.
In 1860, a little son, tjx years old,' !
Henry Hart, living at Jessup, in the
northern part of this State, wandered off
into the forest, and, was lost. The neigh
borhood turned out to search for him,
but the child could could not be found.
He was finally' given up as beyond re
covery. Recently a friend of the fami
ly visiting nearWilkeeliarre saw ayoung
man whose resemblance to the Harts
struck him with such force as to lucite
inquiry. The parents of the lost child
were notified, and Investigation led to
the conviction that this young man was
the lost son.' He had been taken and
raised by a boatman.