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    BLOOMFIULD, 1A., FKBHUA11Y 37, 1877.
New UilootHfietJ, ITtb'y :t,Ul77.
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ent, B. o If the ilnte la riuauKeJ. No otfcor teoelpt
U necm.vry.
For the In form 4Aoej of advertwcisaiul
others-vho may be interested in ;jr.ow
Ing, wevlll state ttmi the presen t circu
lation of Tjie Ti mm 'is between eighteen
hundred and nineteen hundred tuples
meh wetk.
Tiih twice of the Am irican Ayricitliur
it, post-paid, is a year ; and the
Times -$1.50, but -nwe . will eid the
TWO papers to anyM lress,potageree,
for $2.60.
Don Tat editor 4 the Washington
Capitol liaa been arreeicd for publishing
libelous and seditious .articles. The rli
cle complained . of especially, suggests
and prompts the assaesi jation of Puieei
deot Hayes. Other astioles compla&aei
of Sibcl lieneral Grant.
The laine Law fafonsifled.
The "Maiao law" ha, long been tfee
synonyme of .extreme:iiptuary legis
lation, but vtfee recent -session of Ue
Legislature in that State proved thai
there could bei still deeper depth or a
more dizey height, accojidinR as . people
lookJttit. Theintensiflad liquor law,"
as itri-B called illsoon go into effect.
TUetpanaltics for sellingaiay intoxicating
liquors, except elder, maAe1 by the seller
' in thetatearetwo month in the coun
ty Jail and a fine, of $1,000, 4he offender
to etaad commit.! until iLo same is
paid. The law treats cider vending by
the glass just as it treats thecale of rum
and -wljiokey ; iot'.ealers expect to eell it
by llhegallon. for tome consumption in
stead. Onk flfithe.mofcii wonderful inventions
of an iuMprovement-eu the tel
egraph allied a "telephone,'? foy whicli
articu!ate-oundsT,wiiether of the human
voice or i an; sic, , can be . tran w! tted a
long distance with perfect clearness. A
public trial rf this inctrmnent at Boston
antl SaCemilait weck-scems to shew that
it does precisely .whatis claimed .ior it.
Not only vwei-e the,uuBio of an -organ
and tlKiloueS'Of a singer's voice irans
mitted thorn; an assembly . iu-Safen, 18
miles di slant, kut a gentleman, in charge
of the iustmuient, at Ilrston addressed
his friends .in .-fialem, and the applLuse
with which .they greeted his t remarks
was carried back ,to hiuitover the wires.
Conversati3n .was held .between indi
viduals at eitheren.d,of he line, the
questions and; answers beiig distinctly
heard by all juregect.
Tjue PitESiffiiBNTiAL tiUK&riox is vir
tually settled- .The .commission by a
unanimous vwie declared that the Dem
ocratic vote of Oregou was .void, and by
a vote of 8 to 7 ithat the . three votes of
Oregom should ibe couEted for.Sxayes and
Wheeler. Theidecisiou as to Watts, the
Republican elector whose vote was dis
puted, .as tliat it. is. competent to go be
j ..hind the. certificate of tke iGovesnor so
; .irthe sume is uot founded upon the
..action of the canvassing or returning
, . authority provide for by the law of the
v Bfate, whicJi autberity in the case of
y-, Oregon is keld to foe the iBecretary of
tat3. Thwe may fee ome more objec
tipno which will create delap, but it is
,. not supposed than asy real ease can fee
, made out against atey .other electoral!
vote. It is probable t&at before the mid
dle, oft.ihe week, that Hayes will bede--clared
the duly elected President of the
Senator Siiebman's bill to ,id in
,Ua jcrsujcption of specie payments has
.burn repotted to the senate and placed
on . the. cendar for consideration. It
fiiwidesfiK' the issue of not to xoced
iW00)00,0a0,iij bonds for the cedomption
! .Uaitod States notes, said bonds to
en r in rest. tt four per oent in coin of
present standard value and payable
thirty .years from date, not more than
$25,00.0,000. of .iteh bonds to be ksucd
durlmgwiy.insls year, and not more
than A,0U0,Q90 In any month. The
treasury autc3 o redeemed to be can
celled and (destroyed, and no commhi.
hlop iu &ny jxm ,to be allowed for the
cxcliauge itf qh Londs. , The bill
further providUM for tke issue of silver
iu exchange for (legal tender notes,
which, inclusive of ,the Amount of eueh
coin heretofore authoriei to be issued,
nholl not exceed $SOKK)00. Notes mo
redeemed are to be culled juud discharged
and held us part of the Muking fund,
and interest is to be computed upon
notes so exchanged as in the Mte of
ponds redeeroed. It la hard? prt5ble
that the Senate will be able to discuss
the nwftMi re during 'the present session.
The appropriation bills are still In com
mittee. ! '
Death ef Rear Admiral Goldsboreugh.
. Iiouls -M. Cloldsborough, who died in
Washington on the 17th inst., quickly
follows lilsold comrades Smith, A Men,
Wilkes, llalley, and Davis. The young
i middy who reported for duty to Capt.
Bainbridge in '1S14, lived through three
wars, In which he did his whole duty to
die at last in his bed, at the age of 72, a
retired llear-Ailmiral. A gallant fight
wltll rates In 1827, gave him as
fine a send-off as a young ofllcer could
wish. In 1840 he was at Washington,
breaking ground for the National Ob
servatory. A few years later, we find
him fighting the Senilnoles. lie helped
bombard Vera Cruz and explore Cali
fornia. In 1S55 he was commissioned
Captain. In 1801 he was appointed to
the North Atlantic squadron. For his
services in the Roanoke (Burnside) ex
pedition, lie was lhanked by Congress
and promoted the following year to the
be Bear Admiral. His last active ser
vice was as commandant of the Wash
ington Navy Yard.
Murderous Practical Joke.
The Albany Jonmr, al says: Mr. Har
rison and Mieha'l Latinear, brakemen
on the Troy and Boston railroad, enter
ed a saloon in , Troy yesterday, and after
awhile Harrison pulled out what appear
ed to be a tobacco !box and laying it on
the floor pretended' he was endeavoring
to flatten it. Damon Houghtaling, who
was working in the saloon, become in
terested, and was finally induced to en
deavor to flatten it with a hammer.
Little dreaming of the terrible conse
quences that were to 'ensue, Houghta
ling laid the box on a stone and, raising
his hammer, struck it i heavy blow.
The next moment he was prostrated,
covered with blood, suffering from nine
.ghastly wounds on the face and head.
.His left eye was blown out, the thumb
.and index finger were torn off, the
palm of his hand was shattered, and
Lis skull and the bones of his face were
.laid bare. The " trick bos:'" wbb a tor
pedo about the sie of an old fashioned
sbacco box.
A Tragedy After an Elopement.
Something of a sensation has been
produced in Baltimore by a sumor that
themutilated corpse of the giul recently
murdered at Jefferson, Texas, Jiad been
Identified as that of Mrs. Kirby, of Bal
timore, who eloped with her brother-in-lawohn
Ferguson, a few weeks ago.
The fcce was horribly disfigured to pre
vent recognition, the eyes gouged from
their sockets, the flesh torn away ifrom
the mouth, exposing a set of glittering
Mrs. Jvirby's sister, Mrs. Fergtison,
Mr.. Kirby, husband of the runaway,
and also her. father carefully examined
the picture and accompanying descrip
tion. Her father thought it answered
her. description, particularly the teeth.
Mr. Kirby ald the description corres
ponded with, that of his wife as to her
physique, .dress, hair, etc., and notably
the scar on hor left breast. All of them
unite in the opinion that the description
.of the murderer oorresponds precisely
with that of (Ferguson as to features,
clothing and general appearance. Mrs.
Kirby was a bride of only a few months
when she eloped with her sister's hus
band. Late Mexican News.
Cfciy of Mexico advices to February
11th state that General Diaz arrived
there (that day amid great rejoicing.
He wtl probably reorganize the min
istry. JBenitez,Ogazoi and Tagle, three
of the npost prominent members of the
Cabinet, have resigned, but acting Pres
ident Mcodez has refused to accept their
resignations. Outrageous frauds were
committed at an electoral college organ
ized for Congressional elections. The
Tuztepeoplan partisans, now in power,
formed themselves Into a eort of Re
turning Board and counted more votes
for their candidate than there were elec
tors. The chairman refused to allow
discussion, and ttie opposition eent for
the Governor. Fraud was proven by
theOttvernor alKiig i the roll, where
upon he immediately dissolved the col
lege. K pistol was fired, and the police
took possession of the building. Vice
President Mendez ordered the reassem
bling of the College when the opMi
tion's charge of fraud was established,
Although ICspernon, a prominent gov
ernment leader, was defeated. The
Church parly is looming up. i Moderate
men refraiu from action, and the result
will be that either the Church or the
lower strata will come into power.
Liberals accuse Diaz of leaning toward
the Church party. A counter revolution
is certain. It is possible that Diaz may
prevent disintegration and the ruin of
his party by remaining in the capital.
The Vox de Mexico, the organ of the
Catholic party, denounces strongly the
outrages recently committed on Protes
tants in different sections. The Dlazlsts
rejoice because the United States have
received the first instalment of the
money awarded by the mixed commis
sion. Mrs. Rolland.
The following Is a pen picture of Mrs.
llalph Holland, wife of the Chainbers
burg Bank robler, who is ngain in Jail
at Chamberslmrg : To the casual ol
Bervcr she makes a favorable impres
sion. She Is of good size and figure,
light auburn hair, eyes a light hazel, al
most yellow, (feliucly), melting Intelli
gent with a slight east in one of them,
well-formed face, clear complexion, lov
ing mouth, nose slightly sharpened and
slightly turned up. In all she looks os
one who is likely to be true under all
circumstances and possessed of strong
womanly instincts.
The Northampton, Mass., Bank Treasure.
The securities are not recovered, nor
is their hiding place known. It is be
lieved that ouily $ 30,000 iu government
bonds has been divided among the
cracksmen with the money, so that the
bulk of the $720,000 taken is still intact.
The three prisoners undoubtedly have
had control of the treasure, and can
easily produce It. Unless they do, sen
tence amounting to life imprisonment
hangs over them, and it is confidently
believed that the hope of the promise of
a shortened term, say 10 or 15 years will
secure its return.
Five Thousand Dollars for a Wife.
William Smith, aged 70, who lived
near Liberty, Ind., became widowed
some years ago, and had since lived in
entire seclusion, was deaf demented. A
few weeks ago he offered $5,000 to any
one who would furnish him a wife. The
announcement created merriment at the
time, but nothing further was thought
of it till it was announced that the old
man was married to Miss Phoebe Johns,
a highly-respected young lady, aged 17.
The old man'sotfer had been taken iu
hand by Powell Blade, with whose fami
ly the young woman lived, and Slade
received the $5,000, $2,000 of which was
paid to the girl's father, the girl herself
receiving as an inducement a deed from
the old man for his farm of 200 acres of
very valuable land.
An Invalid Lady Bound by Her Servants.
An invalid woman who lived witli a
servant at Great Falls, N. H., has for
some time been a victim of systematic
robbery by this servant and three oth
ers. The robbery went on night after
night, until almost all the valuables had
been carried oif. She discovered it at
last, and attempted to give the alarm,
but the villains confined her for two
duj'B, until the police accidentally Bur
prised and arrested them as they were
taking up the carpets.
A Grave Yard Mistake.
There were rumors at Klsing Sun,
Ind., of an attempted " resurrection" by
body snatchcrs of a child's body recent
ly buried, and the mayor of the town
.detailed a party of men to watch the
graveyard the other night. A relation
of the child also detailed two men for
the same purpose, without knowledge of
the mayor's movements. The two parties
met at the cemetery and began shooting
at each other with shotguns and revol
ver, wounding one of each party.
Texas Colonists Doing Well. ,
The party that recently left Williams
port for the State of Texas seem to have
got into a good locality, as the following
extract of a letter from Mr. Bostian ap
pears to indicate :
A word about our party and I shall
close for this time. They are all good
men ; one is a plasterer, and got work at
Houston at$per day; the others all
came down to this (Eagle) station, and
they had bo many offers since we arrived
that they don't know which to accept.
Offers like the following are abundant:
1st The land owners oiler land at a very
low figureandagree to furnish them with
horses, farming implements, seed and
provisions: 2nd, land at any price and
on any kind of terms : 8rd, $20 a month
gold, and board. At this writing nearly
all are settled one way or another.
C-i" At Minneapolis on February 17th,.
about half past 6 o'clock, William II.
Sidle assistant cashier in the First Na
tional bank of that city, was shot in
the head and mortally wounded by a
young woman named Kate Noonan.
Sidle was a young man highly con
nected, and the affair has caused a great
deal of excitement. Miss Noonan claims
that Sidle bad seduced and then deserted
her. The shooting occurred on the
street, in front of the Nicollet hotel, and
was witnessed by several persons. The
woman was Immediately arrested. She
betrays no remorse for the deed. Sidle
died soon after 12 o'clock that morning.
Mr. Sidle was formerly from Dills
burg, York county ,'where a number of
his relations are "till residing.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 21sr, 1877.
Only two short weaks remain before the
Imrplexinp; question of the PreMdcncy must.
e settled " for better or for worse." The
days ias quickly and preparations are In'
progress for the various changes that must
take place more preparation, doubtless,
than the generitHty of the people are aware
of many in unimnlnnble quarters and for
uiitliought of itiiisous. Ariatiftnrmmt for
the vacating of the White House have
been made by the family whose home It has
been for the InRt eight years and have seen
more family changes there than have been
experienced at tho executive mansion during
any other Presidential term. The President
and Mrs. G. will leave the White House on
the 3rd of March, and will become the
guests of Secretary and Mrs. Fish at whose
residence they will remain till the first of
April when they will begin a traveling tour
which will extend through the western part
of our own country, thence to Cuba and
Europe. Mr. and Mrs. Bartoris will this
week take up their abode with Mrs. Louis
Dont of this city where they will remain till
May and then sail for Europe. Mrs. Sar
toris bos bad an unexpected experience,
having passed her girl-hood as Nellie Grant
in the White House, orossed the ocean and
been received at foreign courts with much
honor, as the daughter of America's high
est magistrate married, became a mother,
lost her little one, and is still under twenty
years of age. Poor thing I She has never
known the freedom and careless joy of
child-hood, the truest and purest Joy a per
son can knew iu this life. Blie was diacr-
ged into society while she was hardly more'
Mian a baby, ana tnere sue uas always re
mained.' Col. Fred Grant, who has been
in Washington two winters engaged in'
making copies of the records of General
Sheridan's head-quarters, destroyed in the
Chicago fire, will return to the Lieutenant
General's head-auarters at Chicago with
out delay. The data which he has been'
collecting embraces not only the official
records of the head-quarters, but also the'
necessary material for a full and concise
history of Sheridan and bis connection
with the war of the Rebellion. Ulysses
Grant, Jr., who has been tho President's
private secretary, will leave for New York
on the 5th of March to begin the practice
of law with the firm of which he is now a
member. Tho other son and youngest
child of the President is in college. It has
been aunounoed that no more receptions,
levees, or publio entertainments of any
kind will be given by President Grant, not
even the farewell dinner to the cabinet
that has been talked of and expected. The
omission of the usual Presidential levees
this winter has been the subject of much
comment but sufficient reason for it exists
in the fact of the excited state of feeling
incident to the politioal contest between
the friends of the candidates for the suc
cession. The statement that the President
Intends making Washington his future
home has been contradicted and the asser
tion made (upon what authority I cannot
say) that he has come to no such decision
and that his late purchase of a home bore
was made only to relieve parties who bad
purchased the ground from him which his
his own house partly occupies.
Monday and Tuesday of last week were
completely filled with gayety, several en
tertainments of tho most brilliant sort be
ing given both day and evening, on ac
count of their being considered the last
available opportunity for festivities before
Lent. But t'e customary change in so
cial matters does not seem to have taken
place siuce the advent of the Lental sea
son, the only observable difference being
that the ladies who receive during Lent
are careful not to ' tempt their guests to
break the fast they are supposed to be
keeping by oifering them eveu such light
refreshments as oak a. and coli'ee, or sand
wiches and tea, which are the staples of
impromptu lunch-tables tbis winter. Danc
ing is not thought of, of course, but there
bas been very little dancing at invited
companies this season in Washington, and
the theatre and opera are matters of in
dividual option.
The navy here, especially the older of
ficers, have had a four-fold gloom cast
upon tbera by the recent death of four old
comrades Admiral Smith, Alden, Wilkes
and Daily. They were all residents of
Washington, Indeed, the District seems to
be preferred by retired army and navy of
ficers (from whatever part of the country
they wore originally appointed) as a home
after their lives of active duty are over.
The Eleotoral count will reach Oregon
to-day and that will probably be the last
state to which objections will be made so
we may hope for a speedy settlement of
affairs and that when the long and painful
suspense is over, both parties will lay aside
their bitterness and set at work right
earnestly to improve the nation's finances,
develop its industry, and above all, to
make those changes in its Constitution
which will render a recurrence of the pres
ent difficulty Impossible.
M. M. W.
Miscellaneous News Items.
Pittsburgh, February 19. Judge H.
W. Williams, of Pennsylvania supreme
court, died here tbis afternoon of heart
t3T The notorious burglar Rolland bas a
faithful wife. She is now iu Chambers
burg doubtless intent on getting her hus
band out of jail again.
tar Mrs. I. P. Bechte), of Treniont,
Schuylkill county, went to the barn on
Sunday a week and bung herself. She was
sick and despondent ; 43 years old, and left
two children.
James Fields, an Englishman of
culture and refinement, died of dropsy in
the Schuylkill almshouse on Sunday a week,
lie was given a christaiu burial by friends
of better days.
tW A. remarkable revival has taken
place in Warren, Pa., the present season.
Starting with the Methodists it bas gone
the rounds of the various evangelical
churches, ending with the Presbyterians.
tS"" John G. Clark, white, of Augusta,
Ga., was sentenced to the chain gang for
stealing two japonlca plants. Ua bas
served one year and a petition for executive
clemency bas been largely sigued. .
ty Prof. George L. Vose, of the de
partment of civil engineering at Bowdoln
College, Me., lu a letter on what be calls
"the Ashtabula orime," says he can put
bis hand upon certainly one railway where
ite managers are assuming most fearful
responsibility in running trains over a lot
Of old woodeu brldizes which have been
Justly condomned for years, which are
under tne inspection of no competent
authority. The public ought to know what
road that is.
tW A Newton, Conn., youth, who has
just ceased bis visits to a young lady of
East Bridgeport, finds himself sued by the
eirl s mother lor fou lor food and kerosene
oil. The case is coming to trial, too.
t3T The Cburur says there were' thir
teen bodies of children in Tamaqua, Satur
day night a week, awaiting burial, death
having occurred from whooping cough
and scarlet fever.
tW James Sullivan laid down on the
railroad track, near Beaver city, Clarion
county, on Tuesday evening last, and after
the pasenger train went over bitn was very
thoroughly chopped up and mangled. He
was a victim of whisky.
tThe widow, Mrs. Oliver, who Is
suing Simon Cameron for f 50,000 breaoh
of promise case is a Georgia lady. She is
about thirty-five years old, very vivacious
and attractive, aud is a graduate of Cov
ington Female College.
tW In JohnBtown, recently, Mrs. Sarah
Jones left Enoch Jones and ran away with
John W. Jones. She took with her f 100
of Enooh's money. This is evidently a
case of bewilderment. Mrs. Jones has
forgotten which Jones is her Jones.
IW The Shamokin Times says that the
leg of Jeremiah Hurley, the boy run away
with by a mule last week, was jerked en
tirely off above the knee. The leg was
thrown up into the air, the blood spurting
in all directions. The terrible affair was
witnessed by the father, who rushed up as
quiokly as possible, and taking the boy's
suspenders tied them around his thigh to
stop the flow of blood. The boy may re
cover, but it does not seem possible.
t3T" The Soutblngton, Ct., Sentinel says:
There is a man in this town between 60 and
10 years of age, who has steadily worked
for his father until the present day ; never
had a dollar in bis pocket, never went to
church, wedding or funeral, never was on a
car, never to a party, never spoke to a girl
except to ask where her mother was, never
had a holiday, and yet had his poll tax
abated- this year on acoount of poverty,
while his father's estate is estimated at
from 30,000 to $50,000. .
t3T At Albany, Otpgon, a few days ago,
a bag of arsenic was found fastened to the
mouth of the court-house pump in such a
way that all water drawn from the pump
would have to peroolate the bag and be
Infected with the poison. One of the
principal schools in the city draws its
supply of water entirely from that pump;
so that, bad the danger not been discovered
in time, there would have been widespread
sickness, if not death, amocg the young
EST" An extraordinary case of usury is
now beiug tried in Paris, the culprit being
a rich Englishman, named Edwards. The
total amount of money lent by him during
the past two or three years is put down at
3,000,000 francs, for which he charged an
interest of 1,000,000. He is now in trouble
for londing a Turkish prince 50,000, francs,
for which he scoured S00, 000 francs worth
of diamonds, which were for sale on condi
tion of a quarter of the price dewn, and
then giving him 60,000 francs more for
the jewels.
Baltimore, Feb. 20. Four Molly Ma
gulres were shot by a saloon keeper named
Price on the line of the new city water
works in Baltimore county a few nights
ago. A gang of desperadoes attempted to
rob Price, wno emptied his relvolver into
the orowd and fled to the woods. He has
not sinoe been seen, and may have been
murdered. His assailauts have been scour
ing the oountry for him and openly threat
ened him with death if found. They
gutted bis establishment, and were found
by the oounty officers in a beastly state of
intoxication. The Mollies have been mak
ing things lively along the line of the works
for some time, but as fast as discovered are
being discharged by the contractors.
V3 Italy is making great preparations
for a representation at the Paris Exposition
of 1878. Two hundred tons of statuary
belonging to the Government will be sent,
by way of decoration for the Italian section,
besides numerous paintings and other
ornaments. Manufactures will be repre
sented to a greater extent than ever before.
During the Expositions of 1851 and 1855,
Italy was still divided into several States ;
during those of 1863 and 1867, she was
torn by political divisions. At the time
of the Vienna exposition she was suffering
from a commercial crisis, and Philadelphia,
being a distant point, did not receive the
attention that a greater proximity would
have commanded. In 1'878, all past short
comings are to be atoned for. -
St. Louis, Feb. 20. A fire broke out
about midnight in a row of frame bouses
just north of the bridge approach in East
St. Louis. A strong north wind carried
tho flames to the wood work of the bridge
approach, and about 1,000 feet of the
structure caught fire. Several tire engines
from St. Louis attempted to cross the
bnage to asist in subduing the nre, but
were cut off by the flames and forced to
return. Subsequently two or three fire
engines were taken over on the ferryboat.
Some six or eight hundred feet of . the
carriage way approach of the bridge, which
is constructed mostly of wood, was destroy
ed, and some of the lighter ironwork
supporting the carriage way is more or less
warped and twisted, and will have to be
replaced. The railway floor of the ap
proach is much less injured ,nd the persons
in charge of the bridge believe the track
will be so far restored that trains will be
able to oross in four days. The loss to the
bridge company will probably be not more
than $50,000. ,
i a. ai ii i
VST Spots on the Bun do not visibly diminish
Its brilliancy, but spots, pimples or blotches
upon the face, neck or arm, seriously detract
from female beamy. Tbey may, however, be
completely removed oy the daily use of Glenn's
Sulphur Soap. Depot, Crlttrnton's No. 7, 6th
Ave., N. T. Uill's flair & Whisker dye, browo
or black, 50 cents. - 84w
fltjk Aalokwitul KPnnlUI t I l-l.
is unequalled for whiteness and durabil-'
lty always on band and for sale by
tfT F. MOKTlMEit.