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    THE TIMES, NEW BtOOMFIELDi PA., MAY 1 15, 1877.
November 28th, 1870.
For Now York, at 6.20, 1.10 a. m. 1.00 and
Pl'hHadelphla, at 6.20, 8.10, .S a.m. 1.00
Kdor'R9adi'ng. at 6.20, 8.10. M6 a. m. 100
S.67 aart (.nop. m.
For Fottsvllle at 6.20. 8.10a.m.. and S.CTp.
in., and via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch
al 4.40 p. m.
For AuburnatJ.lOa. m.
For Allentown, at 6.2. M
S.67 and 7. 66p. m. .
The 6 20,810a. m. 2.00 p.m. and T.Mp.m.
trains have through cars fur New York.
Tho20. 8.1oa.m..and i00 p. ui. trains have
through cars lor Philadelphia.
For New York, at 6.20 a. in.
For Allentown and Way Stations at 6.20 a.m.
For Keadlug, Philadelphia and Way Stations at
1.45p. in.
Leave New York, at 8.45 a. m., 1.00, 6.30 and
7.4!ip. m.
Leave Philadelphia, at 9.15 a. m. 3.40, and
7.20 p. m.
Leave Heading, at 4.40,7.40, 11.20a. m. 1.30,6.16
and 10.35 p. in.
Leave Pottsvllle, at 6.15, 9.15 a. in. and 4.35
P An'd via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at
8.05 a. ni.
Leave Auburn at 12 noon.
Leave Allentown, at 2.30, 5,50,8.65 a. in., 12.15
4.3H and 9.00 p. in. .... . ....
The 2.30 a. ni. train from Allentown and the
4.40 a. in. train from Reading do not run on Mon-
Leave New York, at 5.30 p. m.
Leave Philadelphia, at 7.20 p. m.
Leave Reading, at 4. 40, 7.40a. m. and 10.35 p. m.
Leave Allentown. 2. SO a. m. and 9.00 p. n.
Vla Morris and Essex Rail Road.
J. E. WOOTEN, Gen. Manager.
C O. Hancock, General Ticket Agent.
Pennsylvania R. li. Time Table.
On and after Monday, Nor. 27th, 1876, Pas
senger trains will run as follows!
Mlffllntown Ace. 7.19 a. m., dally except 8unday.
Johnstown Express 12.22 v. u., dally ' Bunday
Mall 6.54 t. m., dally exceptSunday
Atlaatlc Express, 10.02 p.m., flag, daily.
WayFass. 9.08 A. w., dally,
Mnil 2.38 P. M. dally exceptSunday.
Mlffllntown Ace.6.55p. M. dallyexcept Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, 11.67P. M.,(Flag dally, ex
cept Sunday.
Pacino Express, 5.10 a. m.. dally (flag)
Trains are now run by Philadelphia time, which
Is 13 minutes taster than Altoona time, and 4 min
utes slower than New York time.
J.J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, Not. 27th, 1878, trains
will leave Duncannon. as follows:
Mlffllntown Ace. dally except Bitndayat7.63l. H.
Johnstown Express 12.53P. ii.,daly exceptSunday.
Mail 7 30 P. M.
Atlantic Expression p. K.7 dally (flag)
Way Passenger, 8.38 a. m., dally
Mall. 2.04 p. m dallyexceptSunday.
Mlffllntown Acc. dally except Sunday at 6.16p.m.
Pittsburg Ex. daily except Sunday (flag) 11.33P. u.
WM. O. KING Anent.
Would respectfully inform the public that they
have opened a new
Saddlery Shop
in Bloomfleld, on Carlisle Street, two doors North
of the Foundry, where they will manufacture
Saddle, lir idles, Collars,
and every thing usually kept In a ttrst-class es
tablishment. Give us a call before going else
where. 9. FINE HARNESS a speciality.
REPAIRING done on short notice and at rea
sonable prices.
HIDES taken in exchange for work.
Bloomfleld, January 9, 1877.
Flower and Vegetable Garden
is the most beautiful work In the world.
It contains nearly 150 pages, hundreds of tine i
lustrations, and six Chromo Plates ot Flower
beautifully drawn and colored from nature.
Price 50 cents in paper covers : 81.00 In elegan
loth. Printed in German and English.
Vick Floral Guide. Quarterly, 25 cents a yea
Vlck's Catalogue 300 Illustrations, only 2 cent
Address, JAMES VICK, Rochester, N. Y.
Flower and Vegetable Seeds
See Vick's Catalogue 300 Illustrations.only 2
;ents. Vick's Floral Guide. Quarterly, 25 cents a
year. Vick's Flower and Vegetable Garden, 50
eents : with elecant olntti cover 81.00.
All my publications are printed in English and
Address, JAMES VICK, Rochester, N. Y.
Kffl AGENTS WANTED to canvass for a
UU OBr ptctcri. 22x28 Inches, entitled
"The Illustrated Lord's Prayer." Agents
are meeting with great success.
For particulars, address
11. M. CRIDER, Publisher,
81y York, Pa.
The undersigned has removed his
Leather and Harness Store
from Front to High Rtreet. near the Penn'a..
Freight Depot, where he will have on band, and
will sell at
Leather and Harness ef all kinds. Having good
workmen, and by buying at the lowest eath
price. I fear no oompetition.
Market prices paid In cash for Bark. Hides and
Skins. Thankful for past favors, I solicit a con
tlnuanoe of the same.
P. a Blankets, Robes, and Shoe findings made
a speciality,
Duncanaon, JulylS. 1876.-tr .
a beautiful Quarterly Journal, finely Illustrated,
and eontaltilnir an elegant colored Flower Plat
with the ant number. Price ouly t& eeuta for
year. The first No. for 1877 Just Issued In Ger
nan and Knallsh.
Vick'. Flower and Vegetable Garden, in paper
W eentet with elegant moth covers 81.00.
VMM's oataiiwuc-wiO HUmtratlons. only 2 reals
WHILE the old frigate Brandywine
lay at Glbraltcr, the American
Consul Mr. Sprague, came on hoard with
a man who wished to join the ship, and,
after some consultation, Bald man ' was
received by the captain as a eort of
steward, he having agreed to work for
his passage and board, and some alight
consideration besides. Ills name was
Joe Lattlt, and he was a regular speci
men of the strolling Yankee ; but he
dressed well, and was remarkably good
looking, though there was in his face a
peculiar loolt which Indicated that he
preferred fun to sound sense, allowing,
however, that the fun had Borne sense in
The moment I placed my eyes upon
the man I knew I had seen him before,
and when I had an opportunity to speak
with him, I found that he had been a
performer of legerdemain and ventrilo
quism in the United States, and there I
had seen him. He had traveled through
England, France and Spain, with his
Implements of deception, and had just
brought up at Oibralter when our ship
ameln. He brought his whole kit on
board in a large chest, which he got per
mission to stow away In the bread-room,
where it would keep perfectly dry. He
had quite a ' pile' of money, which he
placed In the purser's hand for safe
keeping,but he would tell none of us how
much. But he was liberal and open
hearted, and It was not long before the
crew blessed the hour that brought him
on board, for he was the very soul of wit
and humor.
At length our ship went to Port
Mahon and here our Yankee tars were
at home. One pleasant morntng a party
of us went on Bhore, and Joe Lattlt was
among our number. Joe was dressed In
a perfect shore-going rig, and appeared a
gentleman of consequence. Near the
middle of the forenoon a few of us en
tered a cafe, and the only occupant, be
sides the keeper, was a Hpanish officer,
evidently an infantry captain, from his
dress. We called for wine, and had it
served upon a table next to the one at
which the officer sat, Joe seating him
self bo that his back came against the
back of the officer; but he did not no
tice when he sat down how close he
would be.
Our laugh and jest ran high, and Just
as Joe said something more than usually
funny, he threw himself back, thereby
hit the Spaniard with such force as to
cause him to spill a glass of wine upon
his bosom. The fellow leaped to'hls feet
and before Joe could beg pardon for his
unintentional mistake, he commenced a
torrent of oaths and invective, partly In
Spanish and partly in broken English.
His language was so abusive that Joe's
temper was up in a moment,and instead
of asking pardon, as he had Intended,
he surveyed the raving man from head
to foot, and then Bald :
" Go on, sir. Your language is beauti
ful, very beautiful for a gentleman."
" Ah I you call me no gentcelraan,
eh ?" uttered the officer, In a towering
" If I were going to call you anything,
I should call you a jackass I" calmly
and contemptuously returned Joe.
" Aha-a-ah I" half growled the Span
lard, rolling bis black eyes wildly and
furiously. " Now, by Santa Marie, you
shall answer for that. I am a genteel-
man I But you you one leetle cursed
puppy 1 Ah-a-ahl Now you shall
fight 1"
Joe would have laughed the matter
off, but he saw that the captain was de
termined to fight, and at length he re
solved to accommodate him. The keeper
of the cafe called me on one side, and
informed me that the officer was Captain
Antonia Bizar, one of the most notori
ous duellists of the place ; that he was
always quarrelsome when under the in
fluence of liquor, and that his com pan
lone always left him alone, rather than
have a fuss with him. .
" Not five minutes before you came
in,' added the keeper, " four of his fel
low-officers left him, because they saw
he was ripe for a fuss. So you had bet-
ter get your friend out."
I pulled Joe away, and told him all
that had Just been told me, but he only
smiled, and assured me that there was
nothing to fear. I felt sure at once from
his very manner that he bad some fun
In his head, and I let him go. - 1
' My name Is Joseph Lattlt, sir; a
citizen of the United States, and Gen
era) of the Order of Sublime Darkness,"
Bald Joe pompously. "Your" name,
Sir?" '
"Antonia Bizar, Captain In Her
Mont Catholic Majesty's seventh regi
ment of infantry. But your office, sir r
I don't comprehend." ..
"O, you wouldn't know if I should
tell you. I am simply general of a body
of men who have sold themselves to the
gentleman who! buniB sinners and here
tics down here.". And Joe pointed most
mysteriously down towards the floor as
bespoke. , ;:.;
' The Spaniard smiled very bitterly and
sarcastically, and thereupon Jack took
two large knives which lay , upon . the
bar, and tossed them, one after the
other, down his throat, making several
wry faces as they took their passage
downward. The fellow had evidently
never seen anything of the kind done
before, for he was astonished. ... t
" Now, sir," said Joe, making two or
three more grimaces, as though, he still
felt the knives somewhere In the region
of the diaphragm ; " you shall wait here
until t go and get my pistols, and you
shall have satisfaction. Will you waltV"
" I can procure pistols," said the of-
fletr, forgetting his astonishment, and
coming back to his anger.
" I shall fight with my own I If you
are a gentleman, you will wait here."
Joe turned to us, and bade us wait for
"Here! here! O CrUx " cried the
keeper, " where be mine knifes V"
" I'll pay you for 'em when I come
back," said Joe, and then he beckoned
for me to come out. I did bo, and he
took the knives one from his bosom
and the other from his sleeve and told
me to keep them until he returned.
It seems that Joe found a boat ready
to take him off to the ship at once, for
he was not gone over three-quarters of
an hour, and when he came back he
had two superbly mounted pistols with
him. He loaded them with powder In
the presence of the Spaniard, and then
handing him a ball, he asked him If
he would mark it so he would know It
again. The fellow hesitated al first, but
at length he took It with a mad gesture
and bit it between his teeth.
" I shall know that," he said, " unless
It is battered against your bones."
" Now select your pistol," said Joe.
The man took them both, and exam
ined them.but he was satisfied that they
were both alike, and he told Joe he had
no choice. 8o our steward put the balls
in, and rammed them carefully down.
The whole party now adjourned to a
wide court, back of the cafe, where
twelve paces were marked off, and the
combatants took their stations. I trem
bled for poor Joe, for I saw not yet how
he would make fun out of this.
"Count I" cried the Spaniard Im
patiently. " One two three 1"
The captain fired first, and with a
most deliberate aim. Joe fired Into the
air. Then the latter walked deliberately
up to his antagonist, and taking a bullet
from between his teeth, he handed it to
" You can use this next time," said
The officer looked first at Joe's teeth,
and then at the ball. It was surely the
same one he had seen put in the pistol,
and now he had seen his foeman take
It from his mouth. He whb unmistaka
bly astonished.
" Come," said Joe, " let's load again."
" San Pablo !" exclaimed Bizar, " you
use some wnat you call mm some
trick, he By San Jago, I shall load
the pistol myself."
" Do so," said Joe, calmly, and as he
spoke he handed over his powder-flask.
The Spaniard poured out an extra
quantity of powder, and having poured
it in the pistol, he called for the ram
mer. He then put in the same ball he
had used before. Meanwhile Joe had
been loading his own pistol.
"One moment," sold Joe, reaching
out his band. " The caps are In the
butt of your pistol. Let me get them."
The fellow passed over his pistol, but
he kept his eyes upon it. Joe opened
the little silver spring at the end of the
butt, and, true, there were some percus
sion caps there. He took out two, and
having capped his own pistol he gave It
a toBs in the air, catching It adroitly as
it came down, and then handed back
the other to the Spaniard. I had watch
ed Joe most carefully, but I saw nothing
out of the way. And yet he had chang
ed pistols with his foe.
"Now, said he, " I'll put a bull in my
pistol, and" then we'll be ready."
He slipped something in which looked
to me like a cartridge, but no one else
saw it.
" Now," cried the Spaniard, " let's see
you hold this in your mouth."
Again they took their stations, and
again they were ready.
' "One two three !".
. And the Spaniard fired first by aim,
Joe firing Into the air as before. And
again Joe stepped forward and took the
self-same bullet from his mouth and
banded it to his antagonist. The fel
low was completely dumfounded, and so
were the rest.
" You no fire at me I" gasped the
captain. . ' ' '
" I'll fire at you next time!" said Joe,
in a tone of thunder. "Thus far I have
shown you that powder and ball can
have no effect upon me. Twice have
you fired at me with as true a pistol as
ever was made, and both times have
caught your ball between my teeth,whlle
I have fired In the air. I meant that
you should live long enough to know
that for once in your life you had seen,
If not the old fellow himself (pointing
meaningly downward) at least one who
Is In his employ I The old gentleman
will like the company of a captain of
Spanish Infantry, and I'll send you
along. Come, load up again 1"
. But the astonished Spaniard did not
seem inclined to do so. A man who
swallowed carving-knives as he would
sardines, and who caught pistol balls
between his teeth, wag not exactly the
man for him to deal with.
While he was pondering upon what
he had seen, Joe took a handful of bul
lets from his pocket, and began to toss
them rapidly down his throat,and when
these were gone, he picked up half-a-dozen
good-sized stones and sent them
after the bullets.
" Holy Santa Marie !" ejaculated the
Spaniard, while his eyes seemed starting
from their sockets. "What a man. By
my soul, 'tis the devil."
And as he thus spoke, he turned on
his heel and hurried away from the
place. After he was gone, Joe beckoned
for me to give him the knives. I did
so, and then saw him slip them up his
sleeves. When we returned to the cafe
he approached the keeper.
" You want your knives ?" he said.
But the poor fellow dared not speak.
Joe put his hand to his right ear and
pulled one of the knives out; then from
his left ear he drew the other one. The
keeper crossed himself In 'terror, and
shrank trembling away. But we finish
cd our wine, and having paid for it
turned to go.
" Here," said Joe, "I haven't paid for
the use of the yard yet." And as he
spoke he threw down a piece of silver
upon the counter.
"No! no!" shrieked the poor fellow.
O, criez, don't leave your moaey here,
Joe picked It up and went away
laughing. When we were alone he ex
plained to me the secret of the pistols.
They were a pair he had used in his
legerdemain performances, and such as
all wizards use to perform tricks of
catching balls, etc. The main barrel of
the pistol had no connection whatever
with the nipple for the cap; but what
appeared to be a socket for the rammer
was, In fact, a second barrel to be sure,
smaller than than the other, but as large
In the bore of any rifle pistol and with
this secret barrel the priming tube con
nected. So the apparent barrel of the
weapon might be filled with powder and
ball and no harm could be done.
When Joe returned with his pistols,
of course he had both these secret bores
loaded with blank charges, and then the
other load was nothing but effect In ap
pearance. At the second loading Joe
had charged the secret barrel of his own
pistol, while the Spaniard had been
filling up the main barrel of his. Then,
of course, it became necessary to make
an exchange, else Bizar never would
have got his weapon off. As soon as
Joe got the other pistol Into his posses
sion, and made the exchange which we
spoke of at the time, he had only to press
smartly upon a secret spring on the side
of the stock, and he had the whole
charge which the other had put in
emptied into his band. So ho had the
marked ball to dispose of as he chose.
Ever-after that, while he remained in
Mahon, Joe Lattit was an object of both
curiosity and dread on shore, for an ac
count, all colored to suit the exaggerated
conceptions of the cafe keeper, had been
spread over the city, and the pious Cath
olles there wanted nothing to do with
Buch a man, only to be sure and keep on
his good-humored side.
JERSEY CITY Journal says: Last
U evening as an in-bound train from
the West, on the Pennsylvania railroad
passed Mill's oakum factory, near the
Point of Bocks, a pale faced lady who
was looking out of tne window in one
of the cars turned to a young man who
was bending over her and, in wearied
tones, Bald: "John, is this Marlon?
The young man answered, "This I
Mill's oakum factory."
The lady sank back with a sigh of re
lief, exclaiming, " Oh, I'm so glad, for
we are nearer home."
Well might the speaker utter this
sentiment, for, although a bride of only
one month, with a staunch loving hus
band by her side, she and he had been
tried literally by fire, and had escaped
with life only, and barely that. Both
were choked with smoke and sick
heart and In body. The young couple
were Mr. JohnG. Berrian, Jr., and his
wife nee MlssOUie Sears. They left
here about a month ago with full and
elegant wardrobes and Jewels for a bridal
trip through the West. They returned
with nothing they took away but a few
Jewels. They were on their way home
from the West,and arrived at the South.
em hotel, St. Louis, on the fatal night
which witnessed its destruction and the
holocaust of human beings. Their room
was on the sixth floor back, Just where
the fire started and where the lives were
lost. Shortly after two o'clock In the
morning the young couple were aroused
by the hoarse voice of the watchman
who gave the alarm of " Fire V' Mr,
Berrian sebed his bride by the hand and
said, "Come, Ollle! Walt for nothing.
It is a matter of seconds with tis how."
He had taken in the situation at a
glance, and knew that to escape meant
haste. Into the hall the pair gilded, and
then were separated. Dense smoke sur
rounded them and they nearly smother
ed. AH was dark, and the stairway in
an unknown position. Calling con
stantly to each other, they stumbled
along the whole length of the hotel,
from Fourth to Fifth street, missing the
Fourth street stairs In their flight. Sud
denly, out of the smoke and darkness, a
female voice exclaimed, "This way I"
and the young couple groped In the di
rection of the voice, which repented the
words at Intervals. Suddenly Mrs. Ber
rian stumbled over the prostrate form of
a man, and at the same instant her hus
band's hand struck the banisters. With
a glad shout husband and wife started
down toward life, but there was still a
doubt as to success and safety. The hor
rible smoke was stifling them, and they
ceased to be able to speak. Down they
went, alone, until they struck the next
floor, where they met a struggling,
shrieking crowd of people, some clad,
some with scarcely anything on, and
others presenting ludicrous combina
tions of dress. One man had his hat,
boots and night shirt on, and that's all.
Down the pair went until they struck
fresh air and knew they were saved. It
was touch and go, however. They
emerged from the hotel. John had oit
his pants and undershirt, while his
wife wore her night dress. One had a
coat under his, and the other a pair of
shoes and a dress skirt under her arm.
These they donned, and crying like
children, summoned a passing hack and
were driven to the Planters' hotel, where
they found refuge.
Unable to write their names, sick al
most to death, they were cared for by
friends of Mr. Berrian, who knew of
their presence In the Southern hotel
the night before. When they reached
the room assigned them, John found his
money and watch In his pants pocket,
and OIlie found a watch and chain bang
ing to one of her fingers, a faot of whlcb
she was not before aware. All else wao
lost, including wedding trosseau, gifts of
jewels from friends and all. All day
they lay, exhausted, but thankful, min
istered to by friends. Clothing was pro
cured, and as soon as possible the young
pair started for home. All the way the
bride lived over again the scenes of that
terrible morning, and called out to her
husband as though they still were in the
smoke-filled hall of the hotel. Just
here a singular coincidence occurs. Said
Mrs. Berrian to us to-day, " All the
time I kept thinking over the hymn,
' Safe in the arms of Jesus,' and when I
got home I learned that mamma was
thinking over the same hymn at the
same time."
The young couple are safe with their
friends, and although still suffering in
tensely from the smothering they under-'
went and the nervous shock they re
ceived, they will doubtless soon recover
Leaving a Vague Bequest.
"Old Bob," the ancient negro who'
has been ferryman at " the Point,"- on
the Savannah river, " for the "past 6(1
years," died last week. Before breath-,
ing his last he called his children to his
bedside and told them that be had a sum
of money to leave them, but would not
tell them exactly where it was burled,
lest he might get well, and they, In their
eager thirst for gain, might rob him of
his treasure.
But poor old Bob died, and before his
body was cold his children commenced
to search for the money. After digging
two days and a half they found, on the
bank of the river, near the old landing,
two old tin buckets containing between
three and four hundred dollars in gold
and silver. Some of the colns.we learn,
date back as far as the year 1800. .
Bound to Marry.
Florence Shannon, a belle in San
Francisco, and daughter of the collector
of that port, was recently married to
Samuel D. Sachs, a Jew. The wedding,
besides being elaborate In ordinary re
8pects,was made remarkable by a strange
incident. Just as the couple stood up
for the ceremony, a Jewish rabbi enter
ed and presented a formal protest by
Sachs' parents, who were opposed to
their son's wedlock with a Gentile. The
delay was not long, for the bridegroom
declared that he had made his choice,
and had no idea of changing.
Prosaic Ending of a Romance.
A romantic affair In Charlotte, Mich.,
recently terminated In a very unconven
tional way. A number of years ago a
man and bis wife settled in that neigh
borhood, the wife leaving a rejected
lover In England. He also afterward
married, and a year ago, having lost his
wife, he also came to America and found
that his old love was a widow. His old
love revived and he went to see her, but,
Instead of the usual sequel of orange
blossoms, he found her grown so homely
that he took the back track and intend
to wed no more. '