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THE TIMtiS,' NEW BLOOMFItiMVPA.; FEBltUAKY 13, 1877.
R A liRO AD 8 V
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R. R.
ARRANGEMENT OF rA88KNGEK TRAINS.
November 2SIIi, 18T.
TKAIN8 LEAVE II ARKIBBURO A8 FOLLOWS i
For New York, at o.J0, 8.10 a. m. S.00 and
7.M p. m.
For Philadelphia, at 5.20, 1. 10, 9.48 a.m. H. 10
and S.57 p. in. ... ...
For Heading, at 6,20, 1.10, 9.48 a. In. 8.00
S.57 and 7.ft6p. m. . .
For Pottsvlfle at 8.20. .10a.m.. and 3.57 p.
inland via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch
For Al'eiitown, at S.20, .10 a. in., 100,
3.57 and 7. 65p, m. . . ..
The 6.20, 8.10 a. m. 8.00 p. m. and 7.68 p. m.
trains have through cars fur New York.
The 6.20, 8.10 a. m., and 2.00 p.m. trains have
through cars (or Philadelphia.
For New York, at 6.20 a. m.
For Allentown and Way Stations at 5.20a.m.
For heading, Philadelphia and Way atatlois at
1.4ft p. in. .
TRAINS FOB llAKKIRRUKU, LEAVE AS FOL
Leave New York, at 8.45 a. m., 1.00, 6.30 and
Leave Philadelphia, at 0.18 a. m. 3.40, and
T.2u p. m.
Leave Heading. at 4.40,7.40, 11.20a. m. 1.30,6.18
aud 10.3. p. in. . . .
Leave Pottsvillo, nt ft 15, 9.15 a. in. and 4.35
And via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at
6.05 a. in.
Leave Allentown, at 2.90, 5,0, 8.55 a.m., 12.18
4.30 and 9.00 p. m. . . .
The 2.30 a. in. train from Allentown and the
4.40 a. in. train trom Heading do not run on Mon
days SUNDAYS :
Leave New York. at3..') p. m.
Leave Philadelphia, at T.20 p. m.
Leave Reading at 4.40, 7.40 a. m. and 10.36 p. m.
Leave Allenlnwn, 2.30 a. m. and 9.00 p. m.
Via Morris aud Essex Kail Koad.
J. E. WOOTTEN,
Pennsylvania R. B. Time Table.
On and after Monday, Nor. 27th, 1876, Pas
senger trains will run as follows:
Ml mtn town Ace. 7.19 a. m., dally except Sunday.
Johnstown Express 12.22 p. dally " Sunday
Mall,...., 6.54 p. m., dally exceptSuuday
Atlantic Express, 10.02 p.m.. flag, daily.
Way Pass. 9.08 A. daily.
Man 2.38 p. m. dally exceptSunday.
MltHlntown Acc. 6.66 P. M. dallyexcept Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, 11.57P. M., (Flag) dally, ex
Paolho Express, 6.10 a. m., dally (flsg)
Trains are now run by Philadelphia time, which
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. 27th, 1876, trains
will leave Duncan non. as ionows:
Mlffllntown Aee. dally except Sunday at 7.63a. m.
Johnstown Express 12.53P.M.,daly exceptSuuday.
Mail 7.30 P. J, " " "
Atlantic Express 10.29 p. x., dally (flag)
Way Passenger; 6.38 a. x., dally
Mall, 2.04 p. m dallyexceptSunday.
Mltllintown Acc. dallyexceptSunday at 6.16p.m,
Pittsburg Ex. dally except Sunday (flag) 11.33P. M.
WM. O. KINO Agent.
R QUIGLEY & QO.,
Would respectfully Inform the public that they
have opened a new
In Bloomfleld. on Carlisle Street, two doors North
of the Foundry, where they will manufacture
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Saddle Bridles, Collars,
and every thing usually kept In a first-class es
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where. , . FINE HARNESS speciality.
REPAIRING done on short notice and at rea
JKr BIDES taken In exchange (or work.
D. F. QUIGLEY & CO.
Bloomfleld, January 9, 1877.
Flower and Vegetable Garden
is the most beautiful work In ' the world.
It contains nearly 150 pages, hundreds of fine I
lustrations, and six C'hromo Plates of Flower
beautifully drawn and colored from nature.
Price 50 cents In paper covers -.81.00 In elegant
cloth. Printed In tierman and English.
Vlck' Floral Guide, Quarterly, 25 cents a yea
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Address, JAMES VKJlt, Rochester, N. Y.
Flower and Vegetable Seeds
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See Vick's Catalogue 300 Illustratlons,only 2
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All my publications are printed in English and
Address, JAMES VICK, Rochester, N. Y.
trnn AGENTS WANTED to canvass for a
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"The Iixustratod Loan's Puaieb." Agents
are meeting with great success.
For particulars, address
JL M. CRLDEK, Publisher,
48 ly - York, Pa.
The undersigned hat removed his
Leather and Harness Store
from Front to Hlh Street, near the Penn'a..
Freight Depot, where he will have on band, aud
will sell at
Leather and Harness ef all kinds. Having good
workmen, aud by buying at the lowest cath
prlct. I fear no competition.
Market prices paid In cash for Bark. Hides and
Skins. Thankful for past favors, 1 solicit a con
tinuance of the same.
P. 8. Blankets, Lubes, and Bho findlugs made
JON. M. HAWLEY.
Duneanaon, July 19, 1870. tl
JHE MANSION HOUSE,
New Bloomfleld, Penn'a.,
D. M. B1NEBMITH, - - Proprietor.
This well-known hotel has lately been enlarged,
repainted and re-nttd. Bent aocommodntlons
atlordtii. Careful hostlers always in und
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My 12. 9, 11, 17, 84 Is a county In Fenna.
" 8, 14, 111, B, r, 88 Is a Territory.
11 4, 8U, 15, 10, 8, 7 Is a city in Nevada.
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My6, 14, 13, 10, 17,10 Is a river In British
My 7, 8, 80, 10, 14, 10 Is a tiver In Texas.
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sylvanla. My whole Is often heard, and much appre
ciated. THE TWO PRISONERS.
IT was night. The landscape reposed
in tranquil beauty, the sliver rnys of
the moon revealed each nook, and the
mossy dell, while fancy might summon
up elfln fairies from their dreamy homes
in some flower's fragrant cell, to sport
beneath the moonlight on the green
sward ; or ir. sportive play, bathe In the
dew-drops that . seemed distilling from
leaf and flower.
The scenery in the back ground added
the sublime to the beautiful in the pic
ture. The mountains rearing their
heather-crowned tops, which had bat
tied with the storms of past ages, now
canopied with the mantle of night
their forms in graceful outline, gradual
ly receding in the distance, like frown
ing shadows of the past ; while the most
finished work of man might stand
shadowless beneath the perfect pencil
ling of nature.
The Connecticut river, at a distance,
resembled a sea of sparkling diamonds
reflecting on its broad bosom the count
less eyes of night, that from the com
mencement of time have watched over
the sleeping earth.
Far across might be seen the dim
shores of Long Island, where lay en
camped a foreign foe. The white can
vass of their huts reflecting back the
moon's rays not a sound disturbs the
stillness, the drowsy sentinels seem to
have caught something of the general
quiet, and are nodding at their posts.
In a tent, wliich seems the principal
light burning, round a table are seated
men in earnest conversation, whose unl
form bespeaks them British soldiers.
The death of the gallant Major Andre,
and the treachery of the traitor Arnold
formed the topic of their dlscouse. At
length it was proposed,if carried through
with success, to obtain the person of the
gallant General Silliman, in command of
the Connecticut side, and hold him pris
oner In retaliation for the death of
It is a hazardous project, but four bold
men pledged themselves to undertake it.
John Hartwell, a brave young officer,
was selected their leader.
goon as arranged, they proceeded to a
boat, and made the best progress they
could across the river ; on gaining the
shore, they made for a small clump of
underwood, where they lay concealed,
until they noted what direction It Is best
Here too may be seen the tents where
repose the brave men who have sworn to
protect their homes and country, or die
in its defence against the invaders, who
seek to control their free rights. Near
may be seen a spacious farm-house, the
abode of General Silliman the brave
soldier and faithful friend who now
slept unconscious of danger. Through
some neglect, the sentinels on duty had
wandered from their posts, never dream
ing it possible that any one would risk a
landing, or could pass the tents unob
served. By a circuitous route they gain
ed the house, and here the faithful watch
I dog gave the alarm ; a blow soon silenc
ed him ; and, ascending the piazza, Cap
tain Hartwell opened the casement, and
followed by his men, stepped lightly
into the sitting room of the family.
They now struck a light, and with
caution proceeded on the search they
passed through several apartments,
while, strange to relate, the inmates
slept on, unconscious of this deed of
They at length reached the General's
room two of the men remained out
side, while Captain Hartwell, with an
other officer, entered, and stood, In si
lence, musing on the scene before them,
A night lamp burned In the room,
dimly revealing the face of the sleepers
whose unprotected situation could not
but awake a feeling of pity even in their
callous hearts. .
"Jack," whispered hia companion
"by Heaven, I wish this part of the
business had been entrusted to some one
else I could meet this man face to face,
life for life, In the field of battle but
this savors too much of cowardice."
'Hold your craven tongue, low,"
answered Captain Hartwell, "perform
your part of the play, or let some one
else take your place; you forget the1
scrape we are in, at the least alarm. We
might happen to salute the rising sun,
from some of the tallest trees on the
General's farm an idea far from pleas
lng." " For my part, I could wish myself
back on Long Island but our General
expects every man to do his duty let
yours be to prevent that female from
screaming, while I secure her husband."
The ear of woman is quick, aud from
their entering the room, not a word had
escaped Mrs. Silliman. At first she
could scarcely refrain from calling out,
but her uncommon strength of mind
enabled her to master her fears she
scarce knew what to think, her hus
band's life, herself and family were at
stake, and her courage rose In propor
tion as her sense of danger increased.
It is ever so with woman In the hour
of clanger or aflllctlon ; her weakness
will become her strength, and what na
ture has withheld in her physical or
ganization, Is fully made up in her
mental powers ; her devoted love will
hallow the object of its afTectious, and
enshrines him in her heart's pure sanc
tuary. She scarce dared breathe, and even the
infant at her breast seemed to partake of
Its mother's anxiety, and nestled closer
to her bosom.
The curtains partly shaded where she
lay, and breathing a prayer to Heaven
for protection, she silently stepped from
the bed, scarcely knowing how to pro
Her woman's tact led her to appeal to
their sympathies, if sympathies thev
had if she died, she but risked her life
for one dearer than herself, whose ex
istence to his country was Invaluable
and perhaps by this means enable him
to escape. In an Instant she was before
them, her pale, beseeching face implor
ing what speech refused to utter.
The officers started this sight was un
expected the least hesitation, and all
would be lost.
Captain Hartwell threw aside his
heavy watch cloak, and said :
" Madam, let this uniform be the war
rant for our honor our object is to take
your husband alive, if possible that de
pends, however, on your silence."
At that moment Gen. Silliman awoke.
and finding his wife in the hands of
men whose calling he knew not, his
good sword was soon in IiIb nana, but a
strong arm wrested it from him hand
cuffs were placed on his wrists, and he
stood their prisoner.
He inquired by what right they en
tered his house?"
" Our object, sir," replied the officer,
" is to convey you to Long Island the
least expression of alarm from you, that
moment of breath your last if peace
able, no violence will be ofl'ered."
Mrs. Silltuian threw herself before
them, aud entreaties for mercy gushed
from her agonized heart.
" Oh ! spare him take what money
is here, but leave me my husband, the
father of my children. Think, if you
have wives or families, what their sense
of bereavement would be, to see some
murderous band tear you from their
arms, and they left In horrid uncertain.
ty as to your fate. Take all that we
have, but leave him.M
A sneer of scorn curled the officer's
lips, as he coolly replied :
" Madam, we are neither robbers nor
assassins the compliment on our part,
is quite undeserved. We are British
" Then, sir," exclaimed Mrs. S. start
ing to her feether eyes flashing ; her
proud form trembling, as her own
wrongs forgot in those of country
"Shame on the cause that sanctions
such a deed as this in the silence of
night to enter a peaceful dwelling, and
take an unoffending man from the arms
of his wife and family. Truly, such an
act as this would well need the covering
of darkness. You may well cull your
selves servants of Britain that is your
fit appellation. Take him another
Victim is required for my country. But
the vengeance of Heaven Is abroad, and,
ere long, the men who war for the price
of blood, will find the arm of him who
flghta for his fireside and liberty, nerved
by the stronger consclousnes of right."
"Madam," Interrupted the officer,
awed by the stern majesty of her man
ner, "I came not here to interchange
words with a woman, or I might speak
about warring against our lawful king.
But you know, Tom," turning to bis
companion, "I never was good at
"Not to a woman, certainly," said
Tom, laughing, " or rather you could
never bring one to your way of think
ing." L -
A slight noise warned them of the im
propriety of their longty remaining.
The General having completely dressed,
took an affectionate farewell of his wife,
assuring ber he would soon be enabled
to return. They left the home but to
gain the shore was a matter of rome dif
ficulty. The General was rendered In
capable Of making the slightest noise If
he wished to, and they had tied Mrs.
Silliman, and bound her mouth loirc
vent her giving nny alarm. But tho
tents were not so easily passed. The
morning was fast approaching, and the
route they Tame would occupy too much
time to retrace it their only plan now
was to make as straight a line as possi
ble to the shore. Already had they
passed one tent, when the cry of" Who
goes there V" was heard. In a moment
they gained the shadow of an adjoining
tent, when a man suddenly stepped
before them and demanded their busi
ness. No time could be lost the two
officers proceeded to the boat with the
General, while the remainder over
powered the sentinel, and gained their
companions as the dawn was faintly
perceptible In the east. By the time an
alarm was given they were fur beyond
the reach of pursuit.
Their prisoner was borne in triumph
to their commander, who intended wait
ing superior orders as to the disposal of
In the meanwhile Mrs. Silliman was
not Idle. A council was called, and
every plan was proposed that could tend
to liberate her husband.
The womanly wit of Mrs. Silliman
suggested that they should cross the
river in the same manner as the British
had done, and seize the person of one of
their influential men, and hold him as
an hostage, until terms could be agreed
upon for the exchange of prisoners. It
was a risk, and, if discovered no merry
could be expected. ,
The nephew of the General, a young
officer of merit,and several others volun
teered their services. The following
night was arranged for the purpose.
The difficulty, when the time arrived,
was to procure some mode of getting
over. A whale boat was at length
found, into which the adventurers got,
disguised as fishermen. They soon ar
rived at Long Island, and proceeded to
the residence of Judge Jones.
With some difficulty they secured that
worthy functionary, and notwltbstand.
ing his assurance as to being a good
patriot, which they assured him they
did not in the least question, conveyed
the good man to the boat, in spite of his
wish to finish his sleep out, and em
barked, pleased with their success. On
reaching the house of Mrs. Silliman,
they introduced their prisoner. Mrs. S.
courteously apologised for the necessity
they had been under for requesting his
society without due time for preparation;
assuring him the house and all in it was
at his service while he honored it as his
The Judge was taken quite at a loss.
At any time he was a man of few words,
but the sudden transition had quite be
wildered his faculties. At times he
doubted whether the good old cogniac,
of which he had taken a plentiful supply
before retiring to rest, had not turned
He stood in the centre of the apart
ment, gazing listlessly around him, until
the voice of Mrs. Silliman, politely in
quiring if her guest stood In need of any
refreshment, recalled his fleeting thought.
The tempting repast before him did
wonders in restoring hia good humor,
his sail having given him an appetite,
and at any time a lover of the good things
of life, and knowing arguments could
produce no alteration in his fate, he
submitted with as much good grace as
possible; a little alleviated by the re
flection that a woman's care was not the
worst he could have fallen into. By a
singular coincidence, Mrs. S. learnt her
husband was an Inmate in the house of
the Judge, an assurance in every way
relieving, having been placed in his
charge until conveyed from Flatbush
Letters were soon interchanged, the
American refusing to yield their prisoner
without the British doing the same.
Terms were accordingly entered into,
and the Judge prepared to take leave of
his fair hostess at the same time her
husband was taking leave of the Judge's
wife. The Judge has been highly pleased
with the manners of Mrs. S., who did
every thing in her power to render his
The two boats with their respective
prisoners at length set sail, and meeting
on the river, they had an opportunity of
congratulating each other in the happy
termination of their imprisonment,
which, thanks to woman's wit, so fertile
in expedients, had saved them from
what might have been a tragedy. With
assurances of friendship they parted, the
wives soon having the pleasure of em.
bracing their husbands. Subsequently
letters couched in terms of the warmest
gratitude, were exchanged between the
two ladles, for the attention paid to the!
Thus a good man was restored to his
family, and a gallant soldier spared to
right the battles of bis country, while he
lived to hear the shout of liberty re-echo
from North to South, from East to West
and the fierce invaders expelled from his
country, which took its place among
the nations of the Earth.
" 1A11H ntnn t.wpntv liilniitroi !" cjllloil
j out Conductor Ble.hardHon at
Allen's Junction. Then, as the train
came to a dead hall, he jumped down
upon the depot platform, ran along to
the front of the long line of passenger
cars, where the engine was standing,
and swinging himself Into the cab, said '
to the engineer:
" Frank, I want you to come back to
the first passenger coach and see a little
girl that I don't hardly know what . to
Frank nodded without speaking, de
liberately wiped his oily, smoky hands
in a bunch of waste, took a look at bis
grim, dusty face in a narrow little mir
ror that hung beside the steam gunge,
pulled off his short frock, put on a coat,
changed his little black greasy cup for a
soft felt hat, taking those "dress-up"
articles from the tender box, where an
engineer has something stowed away for
an emergency, and went I tick to the ear
He entered the car and made his way
to thp seat where the conductor sat talk
ing to a bright looking little girl, about
nine years old, oddly dressed in a wo
man's shawl and bonnet.
Several of the passengers were grouped
around the seat evidently much Inter
ested in the child, who wore a sad, -
prematurely old countenance, but, ap
pearing to be neither timid norconfused.
" Here is the engineer," said the con
ductor kindly, as Frank approached.
She held up her hand to him, with a
winsome smile breaking over her pinch
ed little face and said :
" My papa was an engineer before he
became sick and went to live on a farm
in Montana. He Is dead and my mamma
Is dead. She died first, before Willie
and Susie. My PaP& used to tell me that
after he should be dead there would be
no one to take care of me, and then I
must get on the cars and go to his old
home in Vermont. And he said If the
conductor would not let me ride because
I hadn't any ticket, I must ask for the
engineer and tell him that I am James
Kendrlck's little girl, and that he used
to run on the M. & 8. road."
The pleading blue eyes were now suf
fused with tears, but she did not cry
after the manner of childhood in gen
Engineer Frank stooped down and
kissed her very tenderly and then, as he
brushed the tears from his own eyes,
"Well, my dear, so you are little
Bessie Kendrick. I rather think that a
merciful Providence guided you on
board this train."
Then turning to the group of passen
gers, he went on :
" I knew Jim Kendrick well. He was
a man 'out often thousand. When I
first came to Indiana, before I got ac
climated, I was sick a great part of the
time, so that I could not work, and I
got home sick and discouraged. Could
not keep my board bill paid, to, say
nothing of my doctor's bill, and I
didn't care whether I lived or died.
One day the pay car came along and
the men were getting their monthly pay
and there wasn't a cent coming to me,
for I hadn't worked an hour for the last
" I felt so blue that I sat down on a
pile of railroad ties and leaned my elbows
on my knees.with my head in my hands
and cried like a boy out of sheer home
sickness and discouragement.
Pretty soon one came along and said
in a voice that seemed like sweet music
in my ears, for I hadn't found much
real sympathy, although the boys were
all good to me in their way, " You have
been having a rough time of it, and you
must let me help you out."
" I looked up and there stood Jim
Kendrick with his month's pay in his
hand. He took out from his roll a
twenty dollar note and held it out to
" I knew he had a sickly wife and two
or three children, and that he had a
hard time to pull through from month
to month, so I said, half ashamed of the
tears that were etcamkig down my face,
' Indeed, I cannot take the money, you
must need it yourself.'
" Indeed you will take it,' said Jim .
1 You will be all right in a few days, and
then you can pay it back. Now come
home with me to Bupper and seo the
babies. It will do you good.'
, " I took the note and accepted the ln
vltatlon,and after that went to his house
frequently, until he moved away and I
gradually lost sight of him.
"I haa returned the loan, but it was
impossible to repay the good that littlo
act of kindness did me, and I guess Jim
Kendrlck's little girl here won't want
for anything, if I can prevent it."
Then turning to tne child, whose
bright eyes were open now, the engineer
said to her :
' "I'll take you home with me when
we get up to Wayne. My wife will fix
you up and we'll write and see whether
those Vermont folks waut you or not
If they do. Mary or I shall go on with
you. But if they don't care much about
having you,you shall Btay with us and
be our little girl for we have none of out
own. You look very much like your
father God bless you."
Just then the eastern train whittled.
Engineer Frank vanished out of the
car door and went forward to the en
gine, wi)lng the tears with hia coat
sleeve, while the conductor and pas
sengers could not suppress the tears this
little episod evoked during the twenty
minutes' utopat Allen's Junction.