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THE TIMES, NEW BLOOMFIELT), TA., EEBUUAltY 27, 1877.
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R. R.
ARRANGEMENT OF FAB8ENGEH TRAINS.
November 28tli, 18TO.
TRAINS LEAVKHARRISBfRG A8FOLLOW8:
For New York, at .20, 8.10 . m. 2.00 and
7.54 p. m.
For I'hilndelnhlft, at 8.20, B.10, 9.4S ft.m.a.M)
and 3.57 p. in.
For Reading, at 6.20, 8.10, 9.45 ft. m. 8.00
3.57 anil 7.56 p. m. ....
For rottsvllla at 5.20. 8.10 a.m.. and 8.57 p.
m.and via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Braucb
For AUentown, at 6.20, 8.10 ft. m., 100,
1.57 and 7. h6. m. .
The 6.20, 8.10 a. m. 2.00 p.m. and 7.66 p. m.
trains have through cars for New York.
The 5.20, 8.10 a. m., and 2.00 p.m. train have
through oars (or riilladeliihlft.
For New York, at 6.20 a. in.
For Allentown and Way (Stations at 6.20ft. m.
For Reading, Philadelphia and Way Stations at
TRAINS FOR HARRIBBl'RG, LEAVE AS FOL
Leave New York, at 8.45 a. m., LOO, 5.30 and
Ieave Philadelphia, at 9.15 ft. ra. 8.40, and
T.2 p. m.
Iave Reading, at 4. 40,7.40, 11.20a. m. 1.80,6.15
and 10.3-"i p. m.
Leave rottsvllle, at 8.15, 9.15 a. la. aud 4.35
And via Bchnylklll and Susquehanna Branch at
8.05 ft. m. r
Leave Allentown, at 2.80, 6,50,8.55 a.m., 12.16
4.30 and 9.00 p. in.
The 2.30 a.m. train from Allentown and the
4.40 a. ni. train from Reading do not run on Mon
days SUNDAYS !
Leave New York, at 5.30 p. m.
Leave Philadelphia, at 7.20 p. m.
Leave Reading at 4.40, 7.40a. m. and 10.86 p. ro.
Leave Allentown, 2.30 a. m. and 9.00 p. m.
Via Morris and Essex Rail Road.
J. K. WOOTTEN.
Pennsylvania R. R. Time Table.
On and after Monday, Nov. 27th, 1876, Pas
senger trains will run as follows:
Hlffllntown Ace. 7.19 a. m., daily except Sunday.
Johnstown Express 12.22 P. M., dally '' Sunday
Mall, 6.54 p. M., daily exceptSunday
Atlantle Express, 10.02 p.m., flag, daily.
WayPass. 9.08 A. m., dally.
Mail, 2.38 p. m. daily exceptSunday
Himlntown Acc. 6.55P. M . dally except Sunday.
Pittsbnrgh Express, 11.5. P. M., (Flag) dally, ex
Pacliie Express, 5.10 a. m.. dally (flag)
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. i. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, Nov. 27th, 1876, trains
will leave Duucannon. as follows:
Mlftllntown Ace. dally except Sunday at 7.68 A. It.
Johnstown Express 12.53p.m. .dalyexceptSunday.
Mail7 30p M. "
Atlantic Express io!29 p. ii" daily (flag)
Way Passenger, 8.J8 a. m., daily .
Mall, 2.04 p. m datlyexceptSunday.
Mimintown Ace. daily except Sunday at 6.10 p.m.
Pittsburg Ex. dally except Sunday flag11.33p. M.
WM. O. KING Agent.
J) F. QUIGLEY & CO.,
Would respectfully inform the public that they
have opened a new
in Bloomlleld. on CarHsle Street, two doors North
of the Foundry, where they will manufacture
HARNESS OF ALL KINDS,
Saddles, Bridles, Collars,
and every thing usually kept in a first-class es
tablishment. Give us ft call before going else
&. FINE HARNESS a speciality.
REPAIRING dene on short notice and at rea
f HIDES taken in exchange (or work.
. F. ouglky a CO.
Bloomlleld, 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 Chroaio Plates of Flower
beautifully drawn and colored from nature.
Price 50 vents in paper emu : fl.00 in elegan
eloth. Printed in German and English.
Vlck Floral Guide, Quarterly. 26 cents ft yea
Vick's Catalosue SOU Illustrations, only 2 cent
Address, JAMES VICK, Rochester, N. Y.
Flower and Vegetable (Seeds
AIMS PLANTED BY A MILLION OP PEOPLE IV AMERICA.
Bee Vick's Catalogue 300 Illustratioin.only 2
cents. Vick's Floral Gnide. Quarterly, (25 cents a
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H. M. CRIDEK, Publisher,
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The undersigned has removed his
Leather ami Harness Store
from Front to High Street, near the Pena.,
Freight Ueuot, where he will have on hand, tZi
will sell at
'Leather and Harness ml all kinds. Having coed
workmen, aud by buying at the lowest lath,
prices. I fear no competition.
Market prleespaldln cash for Bark. Hides and
Skins. Thankful lor past lavoni, 1 solicit a ooa
U nuance ( the some.
I- S- Klaukote, Robes, and Shoe- findings made
a speciality, .
JOH- M. HAWLEY.
Dnncanaoa, JulylO. 1876. U
VICICS FLORAL GUIDE '
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IW Answer to Enigma In last week's
"Timhs" Jacob S. ItHlovi, Sfuymamdutt, Jls.
A PLUCKY GIRL
IN the winter of 1842, a gentleman and
his daughter ,a young lady, while trav
eling through Canada, arrived about
nightfall at an old-fushloned tavern. The
gentleman concluded to stop there, In
stead of going on to the village of 8 ,
which was ten miles distant, and which
they had thought to reach. The daugh
terCarrieexpressed her willingness,
as the tavern presentedacoinfortabieap
pearance, and they alighted, when it
was plainly to be seen that the gentle
man was quite lame, bo much so that he
was obliged to use a cane. ,
The landlord came out, and calling a
boy to take the horses and sleigh to the
barn, he ushered Mr. Spencer and his
daughter into a pleasant sitting-room,
where a bright lire was burning on the
hearth, which proved very acceptable to
our travelers, who had been in the sleigh
" Your room will be ready by supper
time, sir," said the landlord, as he left
the room and went into the barroom.
Supper was shortly announced, and
after refreshing themselves, Mr. Spencer
and Carrie returned to the cozy sitting
room, where they talked and chatted un
til half-past eight. They were then
shown to their room, which was on the
second story, in a wlug somewhat dis
tinct from the main portion.
The room was very long, with a high
ceiling. On one side was a window, and
on the other side a door. Just above the
door was a bust of King George III. The
room was plainly furnished, containing
two beds, a washstand, and a few chairs.
Carrie took in the whole room at a
glance, and it must be confessed, had
there not been a cheerful fire burning,
she would have felt nervous about sleep
ing there. As it was, the warm glow lit
up the room into comparative cheerful-'
While she and her father sat by the
fire, her eyes wandered to the bust above
the door, when she noticed that the eye
balls had evidently been knocked out,
leaving two empty spaces.
"Well, Carrie," said Mr. Spencer,
presently, " I think you had better lock
the door. I am going to count my
After Carrie had done so, lie drew out
a money-belt, heavy with bills, and pro
ceeded to count them. While doing so,
Carrie's eyes involuntarily wandered
again to the bust, when, to her horror
and astonishment, in place of the empty
spaces were two glittering eyes, greedily
watching every movement of her father.
The young girl could scarcely repress
a scream ; but controlling herself, she
looked toward the fire, while her father
went on counting a large roll of bills.
" I must have been mistaken," thought
the fair girl. " What could make mo
have such a strange fancy, though?"
she continued, glancing again at the
The eyes were still there two burn
ing, savage eyes, that brightened as Mr.
Spencer went ou counting.
"Good Heavens!" thought Carrie,
" What shall we do 1 We are evidently
in a den of thieves, and will be murder
ed for my poor father's money."
How to communicate their danger to
her father without these terrible eyes no
ticing it, Carrie could not think. Sud
denly a bright Idea came to her.
" Father," she said, aloud, " let me
take a card and pencil. I wish to make
a memorandum of some items want to
purchase in the village."
Her father handed them to her, after
stowing away his belt Carrie wrote
tremblingly, In fine hand
" Father, do not be frightened 4 we are
in a trap. Go In the opposite corner of
the room, where your face will be in the
dark, and look at the bust over thedoor.
In it you will see two glittering eyes that
have watched you count your money."
" Read it," she said, aloud, handing
the card to her father. " I want you to
see if you think I am too extravagant."
Her father betrayed no emotion while
he read, but said :
" You are pretty extravagant, Carrie.
I suppose you think your father is made
of money ;" and he arose and went to
the washstand, which was a dark corner.
Once there, he glanced toward the bust
and that glance confirmed Ids daugh
ter's extraordinary statement. When
he came back to his seat, Carrie saw that
the eyes were gone. Then, leaning to
ward her father, she wild in a low tone :
" You see it is as I said. I have thought
of a plan, however, by which we can
both escape. You would to perfectly
helpless in an kffray of any kind on ac
count of your lame leg, so I must try to
save us both." ,
Then followed a whispered consulta
tion, during which Carrie kept her eyes
fixed on the bust; but theglitterihg orbs
bad not cocne back. . Ait she concluded,
Carrie weat to the window, and threw
it out. Beckoning to her father, who
came, she said, or rather whispered,
' "You see this shed, father V Well,
they will probably come up on it and
get in through the window. I do not
think they will make the attempt before
twelve, so I will get out of this window,
jump from this shed, go to the barn, and
take our horse, and go to B for help."
Flinging a wrap over her slight figure,
she embraced her father tenderly, nd
bidding him not worry over her, she
jumped lightly out on the shed and dis
appeared. Mr. Spencer watched her for a while,
then closing the window took out a
watch, saw that it was nine o'clock, and
proceeded to work. He first covered up
the fire, blew out the light, and rolled
up a blanket, with which he made a
dummy. This he placed in the bed
which his daughter Was to occupy. Then
he sat down and waited oh I how anx
Ten, fifteen, twenty minutes went by,
and no sound came from the vicinity of
the barn. Taking off his boots, he crept
noiselessly to the window and peeped
out, but he could see nothing. Then,
creeping to tho washstand he laid his
money-belt in the drawer and closed it.
He then threw himself on tho bed and
once more waited.
After an hour hnd apparently gone by,
Mr. Spencer threw off his coat and vest,
tumbled up the bed, bubbled to the door,
unlocked It, and stepped into tho hall.
This was all in accordance with Carrie's
" Landlord ! landlord 1" he shouted.
He then went back into the room aud
noiselessly threw up the window, all the
time shouting for the landlord.
That worthy came flying up the stairs,
and late as it was, he was still dressed.
" Oh, landlord !" gasped Mr. Spencer,
rushing toward him, " I have been rob
bed I My money all gone!"
"Gone!" echoed the landlord in dis
may. " Who could have stolen it ?" groaned
Mr. Spencer. " I had $5,000 in a belt,
aud it is gone stolen !"
The landlord lit the candle and looked
around, chagrin depicted on every feat
ure. " Why don't you wake your daughter,
sir V" he questioned.
Mr. Spencer hurried to her bed. .
" Carrie, Carrie!" he called, but no an
swer came ; and the landlord, drawing
near with the light, saw the dummy ,and
" Why, man, the girl iBn't there."
" What '1"' gasped Mr. Spencer. "Oh,
I see it all ! The wicked girl has robbed
me while I slept, and run off to meet her
lover, from whom I was taking her."
He ran to the window, followed by the
. " Yes, yes ; here are footprints in the
snow on the shed !" cried the landlord,
while Mr. Silencer groaned aloud. "How
longdoyou think she has been gone sir?"
asked the landlord.
" For an hour or more, the deceitful
jade !" replied Mr. Spencer.
" Then there's no use to look for her,
sir," said the landlord.
" Oh, but I must !" cried Mr. Spencer,
as he began to descend the stairway, fol
lowed by the landlord, who had believed
every word Mr. Spencer said.
They proceeded to the barn, followed
by the landlord's confederates. They
found the horse gone, and her mode of
flight was easily explained.
" You may as well give her up, sir,"
said the landlord, consolingly.
" I suppose I may," groaned Mr. Spen
cer, and then returned to the house.
As they left tho barn he heard tho
landlord whisper to one of his confed
"The job's up, Jem; we'd better let
the old man alone."
Once more entering the room, Mr.
Spencer threw himself upon thebed,and
awaited the return of his brave daughter.
" God bless her and bring her back in
safety," he murmured.
Meanwhile all grew still, and the hours
rolled by. The fire had been raked up
and cracked on merrily. The eyes were
not looking from the bust; they had
evidently disappeared for the night.
At last, after what seemed an age to
the anxious .watcher, he heard a loud
knock on the front entrance, and five
hiinutes afterward heard tho landlord
stumble to the door. Then followed a
confused jumble of curses and struggles,
then a rush of many feet up the long hall
and stairway. .
The next minute the door was thrown
open and his daughter rushed in, follow
ed by the officers, who dragged in the
landlord and bis confederates.
" Oh, father !" she cried, you are safe,
safe!" and throwing her arms around
his neck the brave girl burst into happy
- The Sheriff and his posse of men held
the landlord and his confederates in a
vice-like grasp, while Carrie related the
adventures of her perilous ride.
" After I left the barn, I led Tommy to
a fence, all unsaddled, sprang on hlui,
wound my arms tightly round his neck,
and whispered,. 4 Go Tommy!' and
away be went like the wind. Up and
down, over the frozen road we went!
My arms f?lt like ice. I thought I should
certainly freeze, and after what seemed
to be an age of cold and pain, and mis
ery, we dashed into the main street of
S- , As we came up in front of tho
tavern the stage drove up, and the in
mates sprang out and rushed to my as
sistance. I must have been almost in
sensible, for I had to be carried in by the
landlord. I was given warm drinks un
til I fully recovered, and was able to re
late my story. I told them my suspl
clons and my fears, and this gentle
man" here Carrie paused, and turning
to a fine looking man near her, said:
" Mr. James, by his ready belief In what
I told, and his energy and spirit in
arousing the Sheriff and his men, has
been the main cause in bringing assist
ance." Mr. Spencer grasped the young man's
hand, and thanked him.
" Your plan succeeded admirably, Car
rie," he said; and advancing to the
washstand, he took out the money-belt
saying, " my money Is all right as you
The landlord quivered with rage as he
saw how completely he had been defeated.
- As the men began to search tho roomf
the landlord protested bis innocence, de
claring that tbey had no right to hold
htm or his men prisoners, or to search
the house. -
Breaking open the door, above which
was the bust, the men rushed in. The
room was empty, save for a long ladder,
which reached a shelf above the door.
A hole above the shelf disclosed the bust
to be broken in half, so that a man could
easily climb up the ladder, get on the
shelf, thrust his head in the bust, which
was large enough for an ordinary man's
head, and see all that was going on in
the adjoining room.
This certainly looked suspicious, but
absolute proof was yet wanting. On re
turning to the room occupied by Mr.
Spencer, they again searched every nook
and corner. Suddenly Carrie and Mr.
James, who had been standing by the
fireplace, gave a loud cry, for on close
examination they had found spots of
blood on the bricks which formed the
They began to pull up the brlcks.whlch
proved loose, when Carrie, feeling faint,
gave way to the Sheriff and his men,
who soon had them all pulled up, when
a cavity was disclosed, containing the
murdered body of a gentleman whom
Mr. James and the Sheriff remembered
to" have stopped at S three days
The evidence was conclusive.
The landlord and his confederates
were well guarded through the night,
and the next day they were lodged in
jail, where, in due time they were sen
tenced and suffered the extreme penalty
of the law.
WHO WAS SOLD.
BAKNEY O'O. was an amusing little
Irishman who kept a . choice res
taurant in a business neighborhood, and
his principal patrons were therefore
business men who not only patronized
him through the week, but, as his place
lay on the general thoroughfare to the
post office, it was surmised that they
stopped in to see him on Sunday also.
At any rate as much clinking of glasses
and popping of corks was heard in Bar
ney's place on the Sabbath as on secular
dnys. There was a church just round
the corner a rigid Presbyterian congre
gationand several of its members com
plained to the authorities of Barney's
doings, and the police ordered to sup
press. Strange to say, the officers could never
" get dots on him," as the expression
goes, and finally reported that the ac
cusation was unjust, and that he never
sold liquor on Sunday. The church
folks, however, had their doubts and
one of them, who had considerable faith
in his own shrewdness, declared hlmsolf
ablo to bring undoubted proof. On the
next Sabbath he disguised himself in a
somewhat rough dress,and accompanied
by a friend to act as witness, presented
himself at Barney's back door. He smiled
and winked comfortably at the bar
keeper aud was admitted. Taking a
bottle from his pocket, he - leaned over
the counter and said in a confidential
" I wish you would let me have a pint
of the best liquor you have in the house,
I forgot to get my usual supply lust
night." , ,
Barney shook his head and said:
" It is Sunday you know, and against
The Other insisted that did not matter,
that he was all right,and that the trans
action need not be known outside. He
pleaded for some time, and at length
Barney consented to fill the bottle with
the best liquor he bud in the house.
" But," he added, " it is worth two dol
lars a pint.'' .
'. This was rather steep, but the. money
was paid, mid Barney went down to the
cellar, and presently returned With the
bottle filled and corked.
The two spies quickly left the saloon,
and the next day Barney was arrested
for selling whiskey on Sunday. When
brought up for trial he stoutly denied
the accusation. He was confronted by
the Presbyterian with the bottle in his
" What do you say to this V do you
deny selling me this whiskey yester
Barney smiled quietly. " lndade and
I do. You didn't ask for whiskey, and
I didn't sell you any. You wanted the
best liquor I had in the house, and sure
I gave it to you. Did you thry It 1"'
The amateur detective, somewhat con
fused, drew the cork, smelled and
" I'm sure," said Barney, " you will
acknowledge It's the best liquor nor any
man can drink and one that'll do no
harm on Sunday, or any other day."
The church member saw he hod been
cleverly taken it, and demanded the two
dollars. Barney declined to refund, and
was sustained by tile magistrate who
knew how to appreciate a Joke ; and the
consequence was, of that attempt to in
terfere with his business, Barney Was
The Sense f Touch.
TWO persons are required for this ex
perlment, one of whom tests the
sense of touch of the other. For this
purpose a pair of compasses Is taken,
whose points, somewhat blunted, are
placed at a certain distance from each
other on a part of the skin of the other
person. The latter must then say, with
closed eyes, whether he feels the contact
of two seperate points, or whether both
seem to be merged into one. The result
of this experiment upon the less sensi
tive parts of the skin is very surprising.
If the points are placed in the forearm
in the direction of Its length at the dis
tance of 1.5S inch the sensation is a
double one, but so soon as the distance is
reduced to 1.18 inch the contact is felt as
a single point, and the person expert
mented on feels considerably surprised
on opening bis eyes when he sees that
two points have been touched Instead of
one. The tip of the tongue is found the
most sensitive, the two points being dis
tinguished when only .0394 of an inch
apart. If the points of the compass be
placed on the cheek near the ear, so that
both can bo clearly distinguished, and
then brought slowly ovef the skin to
the Hps, a sensation is experienced as
though the points were being separated
from each other. The skin of the, back
has the dullest sense of touch,' since
when the points are at a distance of 2.36
they are still perceived as a single touch.
It is quite astonishing how greatly the
distance between the two points must
be increased on the back before we are
clearly conscious of a doublelmpression.
Weber explains these facts by assuming
that the terminal limits of a nerve fibre
are much smaller than sensory circles,
so that the latter always contain a great
number of isolated nerve fibres unexclt
ed He between them, the Impression is
only a single one. A curious illusion of
touch is seen when the first and second
fingers are crossed and a pea picked up
between them In this unnatural position.
The idea is particularly strong that the
hand is holding two peas, and the illu
sion Is especially powerful when the pea
is rolled back and forth between the
Curious Watches. .
At first the watch was as large as a
saucer ; it bad weights, and was used as
a " pocket clock." The earliest known
use of the modern name occurs in the
records of 1552, which mentions that
Edward VI had " one larum or watch of
iron, the case being likewise of iron gilt,
with two plummets of lead." The first
great improvement, the substitution of
the spring for weights, was in 1550.
The earliest springs were not coiled, but
only straight pieces of steel. Early
watches had only one hand and required
winding twice a day. The dials were of
silver or brass : the cases had no crystals
but opened at the back and front, and
were four or five Inches in diameter.
A plain watch cost the equivalent of
$1600 in our currency, and after one,
ivftBAnioroil it. intr u vaai si mal?A It
There is a watch in the Swiss museum
only three-sixteenths of an inch in di
ameter, inserted in the top of a pencil
case. Its little dial indicates not only
hours, minutes, and seconds, but also
days of the month. It Is a rclio of old
times when watches were inserted in
saddles, snuff boxes, shirt studs, breast
pins, bracelets and finger rings. Some,
were fantastic oval, octangular, cruci
form, or in the shape of pearls, melons
tulips or coffins. -
OTA Pittsburgh church wants to get
rid of Its minister because he keeps
wine in his cellar, and it is believed
that this interferes with the conduct of
dl-wlne service. " '. ...
; f3T Many persons carry about their
characters in their hands, not a few un.
der their feet.