The New Bloomfield, Pa. times. (New Bloomfield, Pa.) 1877-188?, June 19, 1877, Page 3, Image 3
THE TIMES, NEW BL00MFIEL1), l'A., JUNE 19,1877. RAILROADS. PHILADELPHIA AND READING R, R. ARKANGEMEXT OF PASSKNGElt TRAINS. May aisTT, 1877. . TRAINS LEAVE H ARRISBURO AS FOLLOWBi For New 'York, at 5.20, 1.10 a. m. 8.57 and 7.55 p. in. For Philadelphia, at 5.20, 8.10, 9.45 a.m. 1.(0 and 3.57 p. in. Fur Reading, at 6.20, 8.10, 9.45 a.m. 2.00 3.57 and 7.55 p. m. For l'ottsvlfie at 5.20. R.lOa. tn.. and 8.57 p. m., and via Schuylkill and 8lisuuehauiia Branch at 2.4U p. in. For Anlinrn at 5.10 a. in. For Allentowu, at 5.20, 8.10 a. in., 2.00, 3.57 and 7. 65p. in. .,... The 5.2n,8.10a. m.2.00 p.m. and 7.65 p. m. trains have through cars for New Vork. The 5.20, 8.10 a. m.. and 2.0(1 p. m. trains have through cars lor I'liliadelohla. SUNDAYS t For New York, at 6.20 a. in. Kor Allentowii and Wuy Stations at 8.20 a. in. For Heading, Philadelphia and Way Stations at 1.45p. in. TRAILS FOR HARKISIUKG, LEAVE AS FOL LOWS : Leave New York, at S.45 a. m., 1.U0, 5.30 and T.4Sp. in. Leave Philadelphia, at 9.15 a. in. 3.40, and T.2U p. m. Leave Heading, at 4.40,7.40, 11.20 a. m. 1.30,6.15 and lu.3 p. in. Leave I'ottsvlUe, at 6.10, 9.15 a. in. and 4.35 p. m. " . And via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at 8.15 a. in. Leave A tilmrn at 12 noon. Leave Allentowu, at i.au, 5,50,8.55 a.m., 12.15 (.3h and (Uio p. m. The :i. in. train from Allentowu and the 4.40 a. in, train from Reading do not run ou Mon days SUNDAYS : Leave New York, at 5.30 p. m. Leave Philadelphia, at 7.2o p. m. Leave Heading, at 4.40, 7.40a. m. and 10.35 p. m. Leave Allentowu, 2.30 a. in. and 9.05 p. in. Via Morris and Essex Hall Road. J. E. WOOTEN, Gen. Manager. C. O.Hancock, General Ticket Agent. Pennsylvania It. It. Time Table. NEWPORT STATION. On and after Monday, May. 14th, 1877, Pas senger trains will run as follows: EAST. Mlffllntown Acc. 7.32 a. m., dallv except Sunday. Johnstown Express 12.22 P. M., dally " Sunday Mall 6.54 P. M., dally exceptsunday Atlantic Express, 9.54 p.m., flag, dally. WEST. WayPass. 9.08 A. M., dally, Mall 2.43 P. m. dally exceptSunday. Miltllntown Ace. 6.65 P. M. dally except Sunday. Pittsburgh Express, 11.57P. M., (Flag) dally, ex cept Sunday. Pacific Express, 5.17 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.J. BARCLAY, Agent. DUNCANNON STATION. On and after Monday, Muyltth, 1377, trains will leave Duucannon. as follows: EASTWARD. MIMllntown Acc. dally except Sundayat 8.12 a. m. Johnstown Express 12.53P.M.,dalyexceptSunday. Mail 7.30 p. M " " Atlantic Express 10.20 p. m., daily (flag) WESTWARD. Way Passenger, 8.38 A. M., daily Mill. 2.09 p. m dailyexceptSunday. Miltlintown Ace. dailyexceptSunday at 6.16 p.m. Pittsburg Ex. dally except Sunday (flag) ll.aip. M. WM. C. kINO Agent. D. F. QU1GLEY & CO. Would respectfully Inform the public that they have opened a new Saddlery Shop In Bloom Held, on Carlisle 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 tablMinient. Give us v call before going else where. t3 FINE HARNESS a speciality. REPAIRING done on short notice and at rea sonable prices. HIDES taken tn exchange for work. D. F. QUIGLEY & CO. B'.oomfleld, January 9, 1677. VICK'8 flower and Vegetable Garden Is the most beautiful work In the world. It contains nearly 150 pages, hundreds of line 1 lustrations, and six Cluoino Plates of Flower beautifully drawn and colored from nature. Price 60 cents in paper covers ; tl.oo In elcgan cloth. Printed In German and English. -Vick' Floral Guide, (Quarterly, 25 cents a yea Vick's Catalogue sou illustrations, only 2 cent Address, JAMES VICK. Rochester, N. Y. VICE'S ' Flower and Vegetable Seeds ARE PLANTED BY A MILLION OP PEOPLE IN AMERICA, hee Vlck's CAtalotme 3K) llloHtrHtlons.onlv !2 cents. Vlck's Floral Guide. Quarterly, 25 cents a year. Vlck's Flower and .Vegetable Garden, 50 cents : with elegant cloth cover $1.00. All my publications are printed in English ,nnd German. Address, JAMES VICK. Rochester, N. Y. KflfJ AGENTS WANTED to canvass for 'a wUU GRAND VTrTI RK. 22x2S Inehns entitled 'Tub Illustrated Lord's Fratkr." Agents , are meeting with great success. rut particulars, auoress II. M fRinEIt. PnhlUlier. ! 8 . York, Ta. "DEM0VAL. rv The undersigned has removed his Leather and Harness Store IfJomFJ'?Stt! nlgh s,ref,t. n" the Penn'a.. F'f 'ght Depot, where he will have on hand, and i ... J REDUCED PRICES, I Leather and Harness of all kinds. Having good price. I fear no competition. iri. ; it-i! , V V '" ",r nines ana Mtins. Thankful tor past favors, I solicit a con tinuance of the same. J 8 Blankets. KoVes, and Shoe findings made spcciility Puncannon. Julyl9. 187fLtf HAWLEY. VICK'S FLORAL GUIDE 1a beautiful Quarterly Journal. Knelv Illustrated ;md containing an elegant colored Flower Plat Iwiiiiinrnm numoer. Pries only 25 cents for vear. The first No. for 1877 Just Issued In Ger man and Eugllsh. ' l iok s flower and Vegetable Garden, In paper fO cents: with elegant elol h covers 11.00. vick L'aiaioeue illustrations, only Scents Address. JAMES VICK, Rochester, N. y. AN ADVENTURE AT SEA. ATKOPICAL night on the Pacific! The sky la studded with stars, which are mirrored In the vast deep be neath. There Is just enough air to keep the Dolphin moving at a quiet rate, and the passengers are gathered on deck to enjoy the matchless evening. A short distance away stand two lov ers Edmund l'rescott and Florence Harris, looking out upon the ocean, and meditating and conversing upon the scene. "How different this sky from our northern Armament!" remarked the latter, after a pause. "I can hardly recognize my favorite constellation. The Southern Cross Is beautiful, but then I miss the others. Ursa Major has en tirely disappeared, and as for the Minor Dear, scarce a star of lihn Is visible. At this observation, which was not Intended for no particular ears, Adol phus Fitzglbbon aroused himself. " Aw what's that, Miss Harris '( Aw have you seen bears at sea V" " Yes, and mqiikeys too," was the quick, but good-natured reply. All of us laughed, while Fitzglbbon looked very silly, then grinned hugely, then seemed to meditate some scathing witticism, then concluded he would not and stretched out upon his side with his back towards the lovers, and pretending to, or really did fall asleep within the next fifteen minutes. I was reclining on the deck, about a dozen feet from where the lovers stood not with any Intention of listening to their woods, but simply because I had taken my position first, and was too languid to change it. I had been an Invalid for years, and was now recover ing from a very Eevere spell of sickness. I was lazily drawing at my Havana, puffing the.thlu fragrant smoke from my mouth without removing the cigar, and gazing upward at the brilliant stars as they slowly sailed over-head. I was in that delicious dreamy stale, half asleep and half awake, hearing only the mur mur of the voices around me as one hears the faint sound of a distant water fall. I presume I lmd lain thus for nearly an hour, and ray cigar had burned al most to my mouth, while the long col umn of ashes was still unbroken, when something struck my ear like the sound of a bell. It was not until I had heard it several times, that it seemed really to affect my senses. All at once I gave a start, the ashes dropped upon my bosom, and I arose to a sitting position, and gazed around me. "Hark!" said I; "didn't you hear that bell'i1" " Just what I have beeu trying to make Edmund believe !" laughed Flor ence Harris ; " he persisted in not be lieving it." " Listen !" said I, raising my hand. And immediately there fell a death like silence. And while thus intently listening, there came across the sea, faint but dis tinct, the soft, distant sound of a bell. We scarcely breathed for a minute, and the strange, solemn sound was repeated at regular Intervals, as if swung by the hand of some exhausted sufferer, or tolled by the swell of the ocean. The Captain, by this time, had ap proached and stood in the attitude of at tention. " We must be near the land 1"' I ven tured to say, rather in the form of in quiry than in that of an assertion. " No, sir," responded the Captain ; " the nearest island is a good eight hun dred miles away, and this doesn't come from there, I should think." " What can it be V" asked several in the same breath. " The sound comes from that direc tion," said Florence Harris pointing towards the .equator. " Perhaps it is on board a ship V" I again ventured. " Don't think it is," replied the Cap tain with a shake of the head. " What can it be V" asked Florence. To this no one ventured to reply for several moments. In the meantime, the tolling of the bell had become quite dis tinct, and Adolphus Fitzglbbon gave, a yawn, a groan, a kick, and awoke. " Aw ye aw I was about to suggest aw that the tea-bell should ring aw aw aw!" he stammered confusedly rising to bis feet, and pitching back and forth. Then, seeing us all in the atti tude of attention, he asked, " What wa the dooce is the matter V "It's the bell of doom!" exclaimed Backstay Bob, a tall, scarred sallor,from his position at the wheel. "Pshaw! you're too childish," re plied the captain. " Whatever it is, we are rapidly approaching It, for notice how much louder it sounds. Such was the case. The bell was now heard distinctly to the south, and was approaching nearer every moment. Shortly after.the captain took his night glass, and gazed long and intently in that direction. When he lowered it, he said, " I can Just discover a dark object rising and falling on the waves, but nothing more. Backstay Jack, you have got the best eyesight of any ono on board, see what you can make of it." Bob resigned his place at the wheel to one of the men, nnd came forward and took the glass. He held it to his eye for several minutes without speaking, and to all appearance without even breath ing, while we awaited his word with the deepest interest. Finally he gave a great sigh, and lowered it. " Blow me if it ain't Davy Jones nfioat!" " How does It look V" several of us in quired in the same breath. " I'll be hanged if I can tell 1 There is no bowsprit, and" He levelled his glass again, and shortly after continued his observations. " There's no sail no nothin'." " There must be something." " Aw certainly aw something, certainly aw if your vision aw is able to discern It," ventured the gentle Adolphus Fitzibbon." " Don't you see anything likea sail V" inquired the Captain. " Not a speck, nor any place to put oue, either. Hold a minute," exclaimed Backstay Bob, " I've got her in range now. She ain't got the least mite of n boom, yard,or anything like. She looks like Boihe great hulk of a light-boat. Hold on again ; I see the bell. They've rigged it up at the masthead, so that It swings back'ards and for'ardsevery time the thing gives a lurch to leewards." " Can you see anything aboard V" " Not a creetur, living or dead." Keep Tier away a couple of points," cried the Captain to the man at the wheel. "Ay, ay, sir!" And the ship's codrse was altered, so as to bring her rapidly near the mys terious craft, towards which all eyes were directed. Several of the company now openly remarked that there was something supernatural in the appearance of this boat, with its tolling bell. To all these Florence Harris and her lover replied lightly, neither of them having theleast faith in their credulity. The Captain listened impatiently, and then said, "You are all a set of cowards. No doubt you imagine Old Nick is aboard, with a crew of little lmps,bound for the Oallapagos Isles with a load of brimstone. If you'll content yourselves for half an hour longer, I'll tell you something about it, for I intend to board that old lumbering hulk, even If it turns out to be the Flying Dutchman or Davy Jones' llag-ship, and shall explore it from stem to stern." To show that he meant what he said, orders were given to heave to, and to get one of the boats in readiness. By this time the nondescript was plainly visible to all. It appeared to be an old hulk, with a single mast in the centre. The bell was suspended from the mast-head, and ever and aiion sent forth its solemn tolling, as the hulk rose and sank with the heavlngs of the sea.' , Before the ship was brought to, we had passed the hulk some distance, so that when we halted, there were several hundred yards intervening, and it was only dimly discernible. A boat was lowered, and the Captain having selected a crew, pulled away towards the hulk. I asked permission to accompany it, but, on account of a recent illness, was refused. Fortunate, indeed, for me was that refusal. There was something so extraordinary regarding the appearance and action of the hulk, that the curiosity of us all was so Intense as to be painful. We strained our gaze, as the Captain and the crew drew rapidly near it. We saw the distance swiftly decrease between the two bouts, until the shadowy forms merged into one. And then fol lowed an Impressive silence suddenly broken by a howl, a pistol-shot, and a scream ; and as our hearts almost stopped beating, we saw a moment later the boat put off from the hulk, and the men row ing with all their might back to ship. As they came nearer, we discerned that the Captain was missing. Backstay Bob dashed towards the boat, and, shaking his fist at the men, demanded furiously, " You cowardly dogs I Where is Captain Luster ?" "The devil has got him!" Absurd as the reply might have seem ed at any other time, it was uttered in solemn earnest, as the ghastly faces of the eiew attested. In reply to our eager questions, they said the moment they came alongside the craft they heard a low, hollow, unearthly sound, which caused them' to hesitate. The Captain climbed up the side of the vessel, de scended the hatchway, and disappeared from view. He was hardly out of sight when the noise they had heard at first was repeated, far louder and fiercer. The next moment the report of the Captain's pistol was heard, followed by a terrific shriek, and then all was still. Horror-struck, they called loudly and repeatedly to their commander, but re ceiving no answer, pulled away from the ship. , "You're a purty set of cowardly sneaks, ain't yui to go and desert your Captain that way, when, like enough, he needed you to save hlsllke," exclaim cd Backstay Bob, forgetting in his fury that the first mate was among those whom he denounced. " I'm going back to that old hulk; and If I can't get at the devil any other way, I'll put a keg of powder in it and blow it to blazes!" " Bob is right, if his excitement does make him forget his manners," said the mate. " It was not my intention to de sert Captain Luster in trouble. The men were so frightened that I thought it best to come back and get a new set." There was some trouble in procuring the requisite number; and accordingly l'rescott and myself were accepted. As the former went over the ship's side, Florence Harris said, " Don't you come back, Edmund, until you have heard what has become of poor Captain Lus ter." He gave her his promise, and a few minutes later the boat Bhoved off, and we rapidly neared the hulk, which had acquired such a strange interest to us all. l'rescott, in addition to his revolver, had a small Italian dagger, which I ob served him handle, as if to assure him self that it was reliable. Then, as he replaced it, he remarked to me, "There is no telling what's Inside that mass of lumber ; and this may be the weapon I need, after all. Arriving at the craft, after a short consultation, it was agreed that the four oarsmen, the mate, and myself, should remnln behind, while Backstay Bob and William l'rescott should explore the hulk. As It was morally certain that some dreadful danger menaced all M ho entered the cabin, and as I was good for nothing, I needed no more urging to remain in my position. l'rescott went first, holding his pistol in one hand and a lantern hi the other, while Bob closely followed with his cut lass. We saw them deseeud' the hatch way ; all was still, and then I heard the single exclamation from l'rescott, " Oh, my God!" This was followed by a terrible roar, a quick succession of pistol shots, a fierce struggle, and then all was still ngain. The next moment, both l'rescott and Backstay Bob emerged to view, covered from head to foot with blood. " Come aboard," said they, " the dan ger is over." The next Instant we were on deck. I rushed to the hole, and gazed down. Merciful Heavens ! what did I behold ' .By the dim light of the lantern we saw the mangled body of Captain Lus ter. The head and one of his limbs were gone,and there was scarcely a semblance of humanity in the remains before us. Near him was the gaunt, terrible form of an expiring Bengal tiger, killed by the bullets, cutlass and dagger of l'res cott and Backstay Bob. The two latter, on entering the cabin first, saw the multilated body of Captain Luster. A low growl warned them of danger, and as l'rescott turned his gaze, he saw the tiger crouching and in the very act of springing. Dropping his lantern, he fired his revolver, and as the terrible animal bore him to the floor, he drew his dagger and stabbed him again and again. The needle-pointed instru ment reached his heart, which, united with the slashing blows of Backstay Bob, settled his hash before he could do any material injury. We now made a critical examination of the place. A number of human bones strewed the floor, and several ar ticles of wearing apparel, which seemed to indicate that the place had been ten anted by two human beings of op posite sexes. The brute had a chain to his neck, and had been confined to one corner of the room by a delicate iron ring, which had been put there to be broken. Over the centre of the room was written some thing in an Indian dialect, which was pronounced by the mate (who had spent several years in India) to read: " I have sought I have found that which I sought vengeance." Carefully removing the body of the Captain to the little boat, we scuttled the mysterious craft and saw it sink to the bottom of the ocean. Shortly after, the Captain was wrapped in his winding-sheet, and followed. The strange, awful tale regarding the old craft we never learned. It ever re mained to us all an unveiled mystery of the sea. A Call thzt Miscarried. A story is told of a preacher in Iowa, which has the novelty of truth about it. He had beeu preaching several years with great earnestness and zeal. He pulled off his coat and went in for the harvest of souls. He prayed, exhorted and visited with sinners and scoffers, in season and out of season. His bread cast upon the waters did not come back to him. His way was poor and his purse always low. It was probably also poor preaching. All at once he quit preaching without a word of explana tion to anybody. One day a kind hearted brother went to him and inquir ed why he had deserted his post. " Well," said the preacher, "I'll tell you the truth about It. I thought I had a Divine call to preach, and went to work with nil my heart. I got very poor pay, and that in good wishes, gar den truck, and an occasional fractional currency. I prayed over the matter earnestly, that God might show nie the right way. All at once I discovered there was a mistake about the matter. The call to preach was Intended for an other man of the same name down in Warren county, and in some way got miscarried, and so I quit." Peleg Parker's Initials. ' " Tll) I cver tell you how I caught a U thief once ?" asked Mr. Tarker of his friend Mr. Johnson, as lie sat smoking a pipe in Mr. Johnson's com fortable " place." " No, tell us about it," snid Mr. John son, filling the glasses with fresh ale. . " Well," t-aid Mr. Parker, " I don't mind if I do. , You see, I bought nie a nice overcoat two or thiee years ago ; it was one of a lot of nice overcoats, and I was rather proud of it. I hung It up in the hall one day, and that evening, Just as I was coming into the hall from din ner, I saw a chap getting out of the door with my overcoat on. I rushed after him, but it was no go he got away. Next day I met that fellow on Broad way and had him arrested, but when we came into court and I tried to Identify that coat, he had fifty other fellows there, and every blamed one of them had a coat just like mine and I couldn't swear to it and the Judge had to let him go Perhaps I wasn't mad! 'Great guns I' said 1, 1 am I to be robbed with impuni ty?" ' Parker, old boy,' said I to my self, ' this will never do!' Ko I went light back to the store where I got the first coat and got one exactly like it. Now, said I, I'll set a trap for that young man and I'll see if I can't identi fy this coat. I baited my trap with the new coat, and sure enough the sneak thief came along and marched off with it. I chased him, but the rascal got away, and I began to wish I hadn't been so 6harp. Well, I looked for the fellow more'tljan a week ; at last I caught him. 'Young man,' said I, 'I want that coat.' " There is some mistake here," said he. " Yes, sir, there is," said I; "you've got an honest man's coat on." " Well," said he, bold as brass; "I'll go to court with you. There's a thou sand other coats like this In New York. There's no mark on it; you can't swear to it." " We'll see," said I. " We went to court. There were the fifty fellows with coats just like mine, as before. The Judge took the coat and examined it." " I find no mark," said he; " can you identify this as your property, Mr. Farker?" " Certainly," said I ; " my initials are in it." The prisoner began to grin, for he had searched the coat, no doubt, and found no mark. " Give me the coat," said I. The Judge ' handed me the coat, and taking my pen-knife, I ripped- the seam on the ( shoulder and took out two small peas. "There my initials," said I "P. P. Peleg Parker." " Well, I'm d d !" said the prison er. He wasn't (not just then at least), concluded Mr. Parker, with a benevo lent smile, " but he got two years in the Penitentiary nevertheless." What the things Costs. A recent Western letter s:iys : Deadwood is a pretty lively town. I judge that there are about 5,000 or 7, VAX) people here. Boots, shave, cigar, drink, fcc, are twenty-five cents each. Flour Friday was 817 per 100 pounds ; Satur- . day it advanced to $21 ; Sunday 25, and to-dny it sold for $30 per 100 pounds, or at the rate of $60 per barrel. There is very little in town, which is the cause of the rise. Coal oil, when they have any, sells for $2.50 to $3.50 i er gallon. Board is cheaper in proportion, being only fifty cents per meal by the week, and beds $1.30 each. The streets are al ways crowded. Lots of Chinese here, owing to washing being twenty-five cents a piece. There is a saloon in al most every house. Gambling goes on publicly. The gulch mines are all taken. I think a person could invest a few thousand very profitably in quart mining, as there are some very rich lodes here. There are about fifteen quartz mills in the country now. A man who was rather rough in his manners, jocosely observed to a young lady that he was about to be mar ried, but as his affections were divided between Miss Mary Briekdust and Miss Betsy Prlmestuff, he was at a loss to know which to choose. ' " I advise you by all means," said the lady, " take Miss Briekdust you want polishing."