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ing, we will state that the present circu
lation of The Times Is between eighteen
hundred and nineteen hundred copies
The demand for postal cards from nil
pnrts of the country exceeds the most
liberal estimates of the Tost Office De
partment. Last Friday morning's Issue
was over five million, and for several
weeks it has exceeded a million a day.
The Postmaster General says there
will be a further reduction in the force
engaged in the postal service on account
of the smallness of the appropriation.
This is one of the results of the post
ponement of the Extra Session of Con
gress. Becietary Key says he sees no
way, but to discontinue the postal
money order system till necessary ap
propriation is made by Congress so tire
army will not be the . only suffering
The Russian army in Asia is reported
to have had a battle with the Turks, in
which the latter were victorious. Bo far
the conflicts have been between only
small detachments, and no engagement
of importance is expected for some days.
Dispatches from London dated the 18th
Inst., give the following items of news :
Advices from Athens report theQreek
Revolutionary Committee actively pre
paring for war.
The Faris Temps quotes a threatening
article from the " St. Petersburg Official
Gazette," which points significantly to
a war of revenge against Germany.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg states
that considerable anxiety prevails re
garding the revolt of Mohammedans in
the Caucasus. The insurrection is as
suming alarming proportions.
The Russians intend going down once
more to Adrianople, and having arrived
there, to inform the Powers that, hav
ing accomplished their task, they now
call upon Europe to consult on what
should be done next.
A dispatch, dated Calcutta, May 15,
reports that the aspect of the famine is
practically the same as last week. Pros
pects for grain crops in the Madras dis
trict are good. The numbers on the re
lief works are 700,774, besides 274,448
who are receiving gratuitious relief.
It is reported from Krajova that
Prince Milan's uncle has left with auto
graph letters from the Price to the Grand
Duke Nicholas. According to this re
port Servia is ready to take the field
with 40,000 men, on condition that Rus
sia pays the expenses of the under
taking. As yet there is no excitement in the
quarters of the working classes at Paris,
but large patrols of infantry scour the
outer boulevards from sunset to sunrise.
' Last evening there was great excitement
on the boulevards. Huge crowds kept
surging to and fro discussing the events
of the day in the assembly.
Fearful Forest Fires.
A special dispatch from Moore's Junc
tion, New York, dated the loth inst.,
says since midnight last night the great
fire has spread so rapidly among the for
ests, and through the brush lands thatat
this time the country for hundreds of
miles is enveloped in dense smoke. Clin
ton Mills, yesterday a thriving villagers
now leveled to the ground and not a
house left standing. Fifty-five families
are burned out of house and home, and
women and children were found this
morning huddled together out of the
way of the heat. About a mile west of
Clinton Mills, in the woods, are huddled
together some twenty families. The
women and children will be provided
with shelter and provisions. At Cheru
bused, about three miles west, the scene
is heartrending. Upon both sides of the
Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain rail
road, between this station and Cheru
bueeo, the woods are enveloped in
flames. At Cannon's corner, situated
five mile? from here, is a forests district.
The fire which had been smouldering all
day yesterday was last night fanned into
a terrible conflagration by the high
winds. I?y ten o'clock the flames had
gained such headway that it was Impos
sible to stay them. Every dwelling
house in the village is level with, the
ground. The families that were turned
out of doors in the night were frantic,
and the scenes of desolation before them.
The large mills of Cannor A Coy, and
Wood & Coy, were soon in flames and
consumed. As far as ascertained there
is no insurance on the mills nor upon
the dwellings and effects of the families.
At Clinton Mills a woman and a boy are
reported missing but it is impossible to
obtain their names. The families are
mostly French.' The town Records ars
all destroyed, while the safe of the Clin
ton Mills post office and railroad lies red
hot In the ruins. There n be rw sll
mate of the losses obtained fcVsonredays,
but they will be Immense.
, On Tuesday night the telegraph oper
ator reported the fire still bwrnlng, but
no Wind blowing. $750,000 worth ' of
property has Iteeu destroyed at Clinton
Mills, ft. Y. An appeal lias been made
to the charitable for food and clothing
for the Unfortunates who have been com
pelled to leave their homes Without even
a sufficiency of clothing. At Champlain
large quantities of provisions and neoes
sary clothing are being distributed by
the citliens. The entire country is en
veloped In dense smoke. The fire was
seen on Sunday, when it started atChlr
ibusca, but was not thought of sufficient
importance to be watched. At 12.30 A.
M., fire was observed in the lumber yard
of It. W. Adams & Co.'s saw mill and a
gang of men was detailed to fight it, but
their assistance came too late to be of
Timely showers along the Hudson
Thursday checked the forest fires and
further fears of danger are past. ,
Five Children Burned to Death.
BiNCiitAii roN, N. Y.,May 10. Early
on Tuesday morning a horrible catas
trophe occurred at Little York, a station
on the Syracuse and Binghamton rail
road, fifty miles north of this place.
The place is a flag station and the sta
tion house was occupied by Frank Danl
gan, section foreman. About 5 o'clock
he started the kitchen fire, and accom
panied by his wife went across the track
to the barn, leaving their five small
children asleep in the house. The mother
returned from milking shortly afterward
and found the house in flames. Calling
her husband, they both went into the
building, but could not reach the second
story on account of the Are. The mother
attempted to rush into the flames, but
was restrained by her husband. Both
were severely burned. The children
were all burned to death. The bodies
were recovered In about two hours after
wards. The oldest child was about nine
years of age. It is supposed the fire
caught from the kitchen stove.
Fienuishness of Strikers.
A dispatch from Streator, Illinols,says
the coal miners at that place who struck
some time ago, and whose places were
filled by new men, but who were subse
quently taken back for the most part, so
that only one hundred new men were
retained, have a long time kept separate
from the " blacklegs," as the novices are
called, to avoid trouble from the jealousy
of the old miners. Of late, however, the
two gangs have been allowed to mingle,
and on Monday the rankling hate of the
old miners found expression by some of
their number putting poison in the din
ner baskets of the new men. On Mon
day night some sixty of the victims
were in the last throes of agony, and
many of them will undoubtedly die from
the effects of the poison, while the lives
of all of them hang upon threads.
Not as Dead as Was Thought.
The following story comes from Cam
bridge, England. A railway porter, about
thirty years of age, was recently seized
with acute bronchitis, and was supposed
to have expired In the throes of thut ail
ment. The porter was duly laid out,
and placed in a coffin. As his assumed
dissolution had been sudden, thecoroner
was consulted n the propriety of hold
ing an inquest. Some uncertainty in
this regard appears to have reigned In
the mind of the medical man who had
been called in j but at any rate the rail
way porter lay in his coffin two days, at
the expiration of which he quietly got
out of it, and, to the inexpressible amaze
ment and alarm of those present in the
chamber of death, sat himself down in
a chair. It Is stated that, In order to
alleviate the severity of the spasms of
bronchitis, the patient's mother had ad
ministered to him a sleeping draught
which had produced a deep and lengthy
stupor, but the effects of which had stop
ped short just on this side the grave. .
All About an Old Barn.'
At Milford, Pa., a few years since a
handsome new Court House was built.
The effect was marred, however, by a
dilapidated barn which fronted it on the
main street. The barn belonged to an
old and wealthy family named Bu
chanan. They had been opposed" to
building the Court House, and they re-,
fused all offers to sell the barn or remove
it. It was frequently predicted that the
barn would burn some time. "'
. Three weeks ago a man out late one
night saw the barn ablaze on one side.
He gave the alarm and the fire was put
out. Kerosene had been used. On the
next night the alarm of fire was again
given about 2 o'clock. The bam was
wrapped In flames. The Are caught on
the roofs of the Buchanan residence
near by, John Gaillard's Hotel, a resi
dence opposite, a building belonging to
Edward Cahlll Of New York; and
threatened the new Court House. The
buildings were saved with great ' diffi
culty, but the barn, With several hun
dred bushels iif grain, a sleigh, some
farming implements, valuable poultry,
and other property were destroyed.
As the fire was undoubtedly Incendi
ary, and as It narrowly escaped destroy
ing a large portion of the town, the
greatest excitement has prevailed since.
The Buchanans charge the Incendiarism
On prominent citizens Including some
high in authority. It Is generally be
lieved, indeed, that men were employed
to set the barn on fire to rid the town of
on eyesore. It is said that evidence has
been found which will criminate one or
two leading politicians. The Buchanans
say that no amount of money will set
tle the matter with them, and that the
Philadelphia penitentlry will have one
or two distinguished Inmates from Mil
ford within the next few months.
e?" In the year 1868 five men entered
the residence of a clergyman named
Hchroeder at Wallvlllig, in the Duchy of
Luxemburg.Jmurdered the servant, and
left the clergyman himself for dead. The
latter, however, recoved, and declared
that among the number of his assailants
he recognized a young man named Gil
len. Five men, including Glllen were
put on trial, and all denied the crime.
Gillen even succeeded in proving that at
0 P. M., shortly before the commission
of the crime, he was in his bed. How
ever, notwithstanding this and the
efforts of a very distinguished counsel,
the case went so strongly against him
that he was condemned to death ,and even
his father admitted that the evidence
proved him guilty. The sentence passed
on the five convicts was subsequently
commuted to penal servitude for llfe,and
frorii the time he entered prison Gillen
refused all consolation, and, it was noted,
never spoke to any of his fellow prison
ers. Whenever an opportunity offered
he vigorously asserted his innocence.
And at length a day arrived when this
was to be acknowledged. A few Weeks
ago one of the other five avowed on his
deathbed the guilt of himself and three
of those condemned. "As to Gillen,"
he said, " he had nothing to do with it;
we knew nothing whatever of him, be
fore or after." The Government hasor
dered Gillen to be discharged. He re
fuses a pardon, and Insists on his sen
tence being reversed.
A Picture of the Black Hills. ,
Any who have a desire of visiting the
Black Hills in quest of wealth or ad
venture will find them under difficul
ties, according to the following letter
published by a former cltisen of Lock
Haven, which is printed In the Clinton
" John F. Seely; formerly hostler at
the Eagle hotel in this city, who left
here with his friend Jack Leary recently
for the Black Hills, has arrived at his
destination, and writes to his friend Joe
Ruell,that before he got there he thought
he could hire out, but it can't be done,
for there is no chance. There are
twenty-five men here (Hill City) for
every day's work that is to be done, and
lots more coming in every day. Men
are starving here, and a man's life is
not his own one minute. It's nothing
to hear of men being killed every day,
and it will be worse a month from now.
Indians are plenty and the whites more
so and more dangerous. So take them
both together and it is d n bad I Every
man goes armed. Our party is working
together on a claim, with good prospects
and think it will, pay us by next fall,
that Is, If we can stay here and keep
alive. The timber in this country is
nothing but scrubby Norway pine. I
suppose, it will make you look wild
when I tell you I paid $18 for 100 pounds
of flour last evening and 35 cents a pound
for bacon. Whisky is 50 cents a drink.
Take my advice and don't come to this
country and tell all my friends to stay
A Freak of a Wave.
At five o'clock , Tuesday morning a
tidal wave five feet in height rushed
ashore at Port Stanley, Ontario, Can.,
accompanied by a loud hissing noise.
The wave lasted but a few minutes, and
as quickly receded. It was followed at
Intervals for an hour by smaller waves a
foot and more In height. There was
vory little wind at thd tlme,and the lake
was almost calm, i ..
Miscellaneous News Items.
tlTHon. Charles H. Bryan, an ex-Judge
of the Supreme Court of California, was
strangled to death while eating dinner Wed
nesday at Carson, Nevada. . ,
, VS A young Eastonian a few weeks ago
purchased several carloads of potatoes in
the West and brought them to Easton,
making by the venture about $1000.
tW A woman in Minneapolis parted
from her' liUBband because she believed
that he did not love her, and then he killed
himself because she bad deserted him. Evi
dently they did not understand each other.
tW One night last week a gun was dis
chaiged through the window of the resi
dence of Edward Nickum, near Farmers-'
villa, anf the contents ( a load of shot ) was
scattered around the head of the bedstead
and wall Just above Mr, Nickura's body. ;
Iff The Ran Franolsoo pound kecier,
wishing to secure all the unregistered clogs
he oould get, advertised for a dog. Over
400 men applied with their animals, of
whioh only twenty were found to have been
Woensed.. Hence 880 dogs were kUled, as
the law directs, i
' ' ' 'i
ty The Sheriff of Now York City by
some provision of law gets fifty cents fof
every eonvlotion reported in the Courts.
lie gets 15,000 a year for furnishing this
useless Information to the Secretary of
State, and that officer thinks the abuse
should be stopped. . , , . ... ,
Bt. Locis, May 14. Part of the wall of
the building at the corner of Chestnut and
Third streets, owned by Col. Geo. Knapp,
while being pulled down, fell and carried
five men to the ground with it. They
were all more or less injured, two it is Said
dangerously., , . ,
tW The Quitman, Ga., Free Press re
ports the death of Mr. Gifford Ingrabam, a
farmer in Lowndes county, Monday of last
week, by being thrown' from a mule while
on his way to bring medical assistance to
his son, who had been thrown from a
horse and bis shoulder dislocated. ,
CaTTbe secretary of the Meriden,Conn,
Savings Bank was called to the front door
of the bank a few days ago by a man in a
carriage, and while talking with him two
confederates entered by a rear door, opened
the vault and took between $100 and $500
in money and $1000 in Wallingford bonds.
No arrest have been made.
t3T A frightful hail-storm near Pendle
ton, S. C, on the 7th, ruined quantities of
small grain, so much that the ground will
be immediately plowed up and planted in
corn or peas. The hailstones were in size
from a buckshot to a hen's egg, and in one
vicinity so severe as to kill a horse while
hitched to a carriage.
If Two San Francisco, Cal., doctors re
cently called In to attend 1 a conference
over a man supposed to be in the last ex
tremity, violently quarrelled and finally
caned each other. The patient laughed,
perspiration was induced, and he recover
ed. How fortunate for the Invalid 1
tWAn Italian visiting Cambria City
before retiring to bed laid a stub of a cigar
upon a chair and then placed his clothes
upon It. lie was awakened sometime dur
ing the night and found that his clothes
were burnt, and with them $240 in green
backs which be had in his pocket.
tf The engine of an 'eastward-bound
freight train on the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad, while nearing Campbell's sta
tion, Ohio, Thursday exploded her boiler,
killing a brakemau named Bell, badly
scalded Baldwin, the fireman, and slightly
injuring the engineer, Rueen. Three oars
were thrown off the track. t
HT.A Nashville bank robber burrowed
under the street for five days,and at length
came up In the coal vault of a beer saloon,
three doors away from the bank, and was
bitten in eleven places by the most uncom
promising dog he ever tried to conciliate.
The next time he tries any mining opera
tions he will take a. practical engineer
' London, May 12. Lloyds announce
that telegrams havo beon received in Liver
pool and London stating that the town of
lquique, in Peru, was destroyed by an
earthquake on Thursday, the 10th of May.
lquique is a town of about one thou
sand inhabitants, on the coast of Peru,
forty miles west of Tafrapacca,and opposite
the guano island of lquique.
At the funeral of Andrew flniilp. In
jjancaster, on wunaay a weok, the Rev.
Father A. F. Kaul, pastor of St. Anthony's
Catholic Church, refused to bless the body
while a society, in regalia to which the
deceased bolonged, was present. The
officers at once held a consultation and the
society loft the churoh in a body. There
was much feeling expressed in reference to
tW The hail storms in some portions of
Texas, of late, have almost been equal in
fury to a discharge of canister. The Aus
tin Statesman says : A bail storm in Llano
was terrible. The hail remained on the
ground two feet deep two days after tho
storm. It killed 800 head of sheep for Mr.
Frank Ramsey. In a ravine near his sheep
pens the bail was eighteen feet deop. Five
days later it was still there to the dopth of
Londoh, May 14. the Manchester
Guardian's Ragusa dispatch says: "An
Italian transport with two guns took
soundings last weok off Durazzo. A Turk
ish steamer threatened the Italian Captain,
who thereupon loaded his guns ; but the
Turkish authorities interfered and averted
an engagement. The Italian Captain said
that sixteen Italian war vessels would
shortly appear off the coast of Albania.
The statement has not been confirmed.
Rockford, 111., May 14. Two more
bodies were taken out of the ruins of the
Court House yesterday, those of A. H.
Ilollenbock and Frederick Hough, but they
were so mangled as to be almost unrecog
nizable The memorial services were large
ly attended last night, and addresses were
delivered by Prof. Mandeville and others.
A fund of about $1,500 was . raised to aid
the families of the victims, and funds are
coming in from other cities and from indi
viduals outside the city.
'Brussels, May 14. Le Nord, the Rus
sian organ here, publishes a letter from St.
Petersburg which contains the following :
" Russia has but one aim, namely the
amelioration of the lot of the Christians ;
but if, at the end of the war, she claims
more extended guarantees, Europe must
blame herself, not the ambitious designs
whereof it gratuitously suspects Russia.
Russia, after the war, will give fresh proof
pf her moderation, by consulting Europe
respecting the conditions to be dictated to
Turkey to prevent further massacres."
''lSf"The Pennsylvania Grand Lodge of
Odd Fellows met at Erie, Pa., last week.
Not leas than seven hundred representa
tives were present. The following officers
were installed by M. W. Grand Sire of the
Grand Lodge of the United States, John
W. Stokes, of Philadelphia : S. B. Boyer,
of Bunbury, '"Grand Master; Samuel
Ilawortb, of Philadelphia, Deputy Grand
Master: John A, Myles, of Pittsburgh,
Grand Warden ; James B. Nicholson, of
Philadelphia, Grand Peeretary) M. Rich
ards Muckle, of Philadelphia, Grand
Treasurer. : '! ; ,1,'. .'. j i..
IWAt the afternoon session of the Meth
odist Protestant Convention in Baltimore,
last week, the conference committee made
their report, and it was debated, but no
action was taken upon it. In the Metho
dist Convention It was resolved that the
" basis of union" agreed upon by the joint
commission of the Methodist Protestant
and Methodist Churches at Pittsburgh be
adopted, and that the Joint committee of
conference recommend to the general con
vention of the two Churches now In ses
sion the Immediate organic union of the
two bodies on the foregoing basis of union.
" SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST."
The Ingenious dootrino propounded by
Mr. Darwin, the tireless Investigator of
nature and her laws, is as applicable In
determining the fate of medicines as in
that of the animal species. Every year
new remedies are brought before the public,
and are soon completely discharged as
their sale rapidly decreases. Only those
medicines which are best suited to the
people's wants survive the first test. If
they "are tried, and found wanting" in the
merits which they are claimed to possess,
no amount of advertising will make them
popular. Of all the remedies ever introduc
ed to the publio, none are so popular as
Dr. Pierce's Family Medicines. Their Bale
baa steadily increased each year, and
wholesale druggists assert that the present
demand for them is greater than ever be
fore. If you would patronize medicines
scientifically prepared use Dr. Pierce's
Family Medicines. Golden Medioal Dis
covery is alterative, or blood-cleansing,and
an nnequaled cough remedy; Pleasant
Purgative Pellets, scarcely larger than
mustard seeds, constitute an agreeable and
reliable physio : Favorite Prescription, a
remedy for debilitated females : Extract
of Smart-Weed, a magical remedy for pain,
bowel complaints, and an nnequaled lini
ment for both human and horse-flesh : while
his Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy is known
the world over as the greatest epecifio for
Catarrh and "Cold in the Head" ever given
to the publio. They are sold by druggists.
Mrs. Beeoher'8 Confirmation.
If success may be considered a criterion of
merit, the Home Cook Book can properly be
considered one of the most meritorious works
published of late years. It has been very suc
cessful. ' Edition after edition has been issued
(20,000 copies) and still the demand seems to
be unsatisfied. It consists of 894 handsomely
printed pages, and contains one thousand or
more practical, common-sense recipes, which
have been tried, tested, and found to be "just
the thing." Contributed by ladies of Influ
ence and good judgment, in Chicago and other
cities and towns, with permission to use name.
We Know of no lady of our acquaintance, who
would publicly endorse a recipe, unless it was
the very best the knew. There could be no better
guide book for that portion of woman's king
dom which relates to the Cuisine than the
Homb Cook Book. It is on sale at all book
stores, price $1.50. A "Pocket Edition" will
be sent, free, by publisher, on receipt of a two
cent stamp. Tho following letter from Mrs.
Henry Ward Beecher, confirms onr good
J. Feed Waggoner, publisher, Chicago.
bear Sir i As I am not keeping house, I
havo not an opportunity to examine the Home
Cook Book as I like to examine everything I
recommend. But almost by instinct an old
housekeeper can for a tolerably accurate judg
ment of all that Is usually found in cook books
and If you will accept of an Instinctive esti
mate of the merits of your work, I can truth
fully say that I am greatly pleased with it.
1 like the recipes ; most of them are familiar
some slightly different from the old, well es
tablished recipes and I think they will be im
proved by the change.
But much that is more Important than reci
pes is found In lt,with which I have been great
ly pleased and Instructed. I refer to rules for
" Dinner Etiquette," ' Social Observances,"
"Table Talk," "Bills of Fare," etc., and
many other thlngs,bronght together very skill
fully and calculated to be of great service to
housekeepers, young and old.
Mrs. H. W. Beecrer,
Mandarin, Fla., March 8rd, 1877.
trT" Peterson's Magazine for June opens
with an exquisite steel engraving "Sybil's
Swans." In addition it has a double-size '
colored fashion plate, about twenty other
fashion Illustrations, and dozens of patterns
embroidery, netting fec, &c. It has also a
pattern for a tidy In Java canvas, large size, '
which is alono worth the price of the number.
" Peterson," it must be remembered, is only 1
two dollart a year and in clubs can be had as
low as 91 .60. How so elegant a magazine can
be published so cheaply, is only to be explain
ed by its enormous edition, which the proprie
tor claims is the largest of any lady's book ra
the world. " Peterson" has lone been cele
brated for the superiority of its stories, and i
ine present numDer muy sustains this reputa
tion. Mrs. Ann S. Stephens, Frank Lee Bene
dict, the author of "Joslah Aliens' Wife,"
&c , Ac, being among the contributors. A
new volume begins with the next number, so
that now is just the time to subscribe.
Undoubtedly " Peterson" is tht hut and tkapet
of its kind. Specimens are sent, gratis, to
thoeo wishing to get up clubs. Address Chas.
J. Peterson, S06 Chetnut Street, Philadelphia.
Do You Want One? I have yet several
sewing machines which will be sold at
half price for cash. If you want a bar
gain, now is your time to get it.
"Above All Navy Tobacco." Cau
tion. Every 5c. and 10c plug of this
Celebrated Tobacco Is labelled "Wardle's
Above All." None is genuine without.
QE0RGE H. MARTIN
' GENERAL AGENT. ' ,
BLAIX, PEXUIY COUNTY, PA.
Special attention plven to the collection of
claims, and any otlier business entrusted to him.
will receive prompt attention. Charges moderate..
April, 1'JtU, lb7T. .
CAtTION'. The subscriber hereby (fives no
tice that his wife hu left his bed and board
without Just provocation, and cautions the public
not to trust her on his account as h will pay no
debts ol her contraction.
Penn township. May 1, 1S77.
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H CvriUud. HU, New Yrk City.