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THE TIMES, NEAV BLOOMFIELD, PA., JUNE 25, 1877.
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R. R.
ARRANGEMENT OF PAB9KNOEH TRAINS.
nay 21st7, 1877.
TRAINS LEAVE HARRIHBURG AS FOLLOWS i
For New York, at 5.20, 8.10 a. m. 8.67 and
7.61 p. m.
For Philadelphia, at 5.20, 8.10, 9.45 a.m. 3.(0
ami 8.57 p. tn.
For Heading, at 5,20, 8.10, 9.45 a. m. a.00
8.57 and 7.66 p. in. ' .
For Fottsvlfie at 5.20, 8.10 a.m.. and 8.67 p.
in., and via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch
at 2.4U p. m.
Fur Auburn at 5.10 a. m.
For Allentown, at 6.20, 8.10 a. m., 2.00,
3.67 and 7. 66p. m. .
The 6.2o,8.10a. m. 2.00 p.m. and 7.55 p. m.
trains have through cars for New iork.
The 5.20, 8.10 a. m.. and 2.00 p. in. trains hate
through cars for 1'hlladelphla.
HUN 1AYH I
For New York, at 6.20 a. in.
For Allentown and Way Stations at 5.20 a.m.
" For Heading, Philadelphia and Way Stations at
TBAINS FOU HAUHISlU'ltO, LEAVE A8 FOL
Leave New York, at 8.45 a. m., 1.00, 6.30 and
Leave Philadelphia, at 9.15 a. m. 3.40, and
7.20 p. m.
Leave Heading, at 4.40,7.40, 11.2Ua. m. 1.30,6.15
and 10.3n p. in. . .
Loave Fottsvllle, at fi.10, 9.15 a. in. and 4.33
And via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at
8.15 a. in.
Leave Auburn nt 12 noon.
Leave Allentown, ut 2.au, 5,60,8.65 a. m., 12.15
4.3H and H.l'n p. in. , ,
The 2.30 a. in. train from Allentown and the
4.40 a. in. train from Heading do not ruu on Mon
days HUN PAYS :
Leave New York, at o.M l. m.
Leave Philadelphia, at 7.20 p. m.
Leave Heading, at 4.40, 7.40 a. m. and 10.36 p. m.
Leave Allentown, 2.30 a. ni. and 9.06 p. m.
Via Morris and Essex Hall Hoad.
J. E. WOOTEN, lien. Manager.
C.U.Hancock, General Ticket Agent.
rounsylvania II. It. Time Table.
On and after Monday, June 11th, 1877, Pas
senger traluswlll run as follows:
Mlflllntown Ace. 8.M a. m., dallv except Sunday.
Paeitlo Express 11.05 P. M-, dally " Sunday
Mall 6.54 p. m., dally exceptSunday
Atlaatlo Express, 10.49p.m., flag, dally.
Way Pass. 9.08 A. M., dally.
Mail 2.43 P. m. dally exceptSunday.
Mlflllntown Acc. 6.65 P. M. dally except Hunday .
Pittsburgh Express, 11.07P. M., (Flag) daily, ex
Pacllio Express, 6.1" a. m.. dally (flag)
Trains are now ryn by Philadelphia time, which
Is 13 minutes faster than Altoona time, and 4 min
utes slower than Now York time.
J.J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, June Hth, 1877, trains
will leave Uuucannon. as follows:
Mlflllntown Ace. dally except Sundayat 9.31 A. M.
Pacllio Express 11.22 p. Ji., daly except iiuudaj.
Mail 7.30 p. M "
Atlantic Express 11.10 p. h., dally (flag)
Way Passenger, 8.38 A. M., daily
Mail, 2.09 p. M dallyexcept Sunday.
Mlflllntown Acc. dally except Sunday at 6.16 p.m.
Pittsburg Ex. dally except Sunday (flag) 11.33P. M.
WM. O. llNU Agent.
R QUIGLEY & CO.,
Would respectfully Inform the publio that they
bave opened a new
in Bloomfleld. on Carlisle Street, two doors North
of the Foundry, whore they will manufacture
HARNESS OF ALL KINDS,
Saddles, Hrldles, Collars,
and every thing usually kept In a lirst-class es
tablishment. Give us a call before going else
where. 3- FINE HARNESS a speciality,
REPAIRING done on short notice and at rea
49 HIDES taken in exdiange for work.
D. F. QUIGLEY & CO.
. Bloomfleld, January 9, lt77.
Flower and Vegetable fjtirdcn
Is the most beautiful work In the world.
It contains nearly 160 pages, hundreds of line I
lustrations, and six Ohromo Plates of Flower
beautifully drawn and colored from nature.
Price 50 cents In paper covers ;H.MI iu elcgau
cloth. Printed in German and English.
Vlck' FloralGulde, Quarterly, 23 cents a yea
Vlck's Catalogue WK) Illustrations, only 2 cent
Address, JAMES V1UK, Rochester, N. Y.
Flower and Vegetable Seeds
Artfe PLANTED BT A MILLION Ot PEOPLE IN AMthfcA.
See Vlck's Catalogue 300 lllustratlons.only 2
cents. Viok's Floral Guide. Quarterly, 2.i cents n
year. Viok's Flower and Vegetab'e Garden, 60
cents i with elegant cloth cover HI. 00.
All my publications are printed ill English Ami
Address, JAMES VICK, Rochester, K. V.
Htftn AGENTS WANTED to WlllvftSi for a
UU okani Picture, 22x23 Inches, entitled
"Tub Illustrate Loan's Pkaycu." Agents
are meeting wlthj;fat success.
For particulars, address
II. M. CHIDER, Publisher,
49 ly York, Pa.
The undersigned has removed his
Leather 'and Harness Store
from Front to "High Street, near the Penn'a.,
Freight Pepdt, where he will have on hand, aud
will se'il at
Learfrm-tehd Harness of all kinds. Having good
worVtuen. and by buvlng at the lowest cash
pW!3. 1 fear no competition.
Market prices paid In cash for Bark. Hides and
?klns. Thankful for past favors, 1 solicit a con
tinuance of the samo.
p. 8. Blankets, Holies, and Shoe findings made
JOS. M. IIAWLEY.
Duncannon, Julyl9, 1876. tf
ISTATK NOTICK. Notice Is herebygiven.
J that letter! of n.linlnUli ullnn mi tint rsfule
of John kunkle late of Marvsvllle Boroimh.Perry
county Penn'a.. deceased, have been granted to
the undersigned residing In the same place.
All persons Indebted to said estuie nrn nonnested
to make Immediate payment and those having
nanus io present mem au v authenticated lor set
. i - - -
June 12, 1877. Administrator.
IN THE WRONG HOUSE.
TIMOTHY TITMOUSE, tailor, Lav
ing been at a convivial party was
pnsslng, on lils way homeward, the
Academy of Music, just on the night of
the grand charity ball.
Now" Timothy, who was a man of al
most forty, and a family man at that in
his sober senses, was the moat bashful
and timid man In creation ; but when
slightly exhllerated, as In the present
Instance, he was as bold as a Hon and as
Impudent as a fancy clerk In a first-class
Seeing the long row of carriages stand
ing at the curb-stone waiting to carry
home the ball-guests, for It was already
In the " wee sma' " hours of the morn
ing, he thought he would be vastly fine
to ride In state to his humble residence,
which was situated on the west side of
So without any more ado he jumped
Into the first carriage he came across,
and bawling out " home," to the driver
seated on the box, he slammed the door
shut, and reclined back in the cushioned
seat with a hazy sort of consciousness
that he had made himself understood to
the coachman, and that in duecourse of
time he would be landed on the pave
ment before the abode of himself, his
wife, children, goose and thread and
The driver, Indeed, at once applied the
lash to his spanking team, and as the
vehicle dashed rapidly away, he mutter
ed to himself :
"The guv'nor's alone again. He
must have had another spat with the
missus an' she's refused to ride home
with him as usual. However, so long
as I receive my wages it's none of my
Timothy was aroused from a dream in
which he thought his wife was belabor
ing him rather severely with the yard
stick, by the sudden jerk of the carriage
as it halted, ami opening his eyes rather
sleepily, beheld the driver standing at
the open door of the vehicle waiting for
him to alight.
Drawing his hat closely over his eyes,
so that his wife should not discern in
his face any trace of his having imbibed
too much of the "rosy," he stumbled
into the street, up a flight of brown stone
steps into the hall of an elegant man
sion, up the stairs and into a sitting
room all in blissful ignorance that lie
was entering any other house than his
The fact that the servants, taking ad
vantage of the absence of their master
and mistress, had been holding a little
jollification of their own in the kitchen
and were sleeping off the effects of sev
eral bowls of punch, with the excep
tion of the porter, who was just Bober
enough to open the front door at hear
ing the carriage stop, must account for
the reason that our jolly knight of the
shears was not at once made aware of
his mistake. To this also must be added
the delusive appearance created by the
full dress costume which had been left
for some slight repairs at Timothy's
work-shop, and which he, good simple
man, had donned to attend the convivial
party already alluded to.
When, however, he reached the sit
ting-room, and gazed ot the velvet car
pet on the floor, the rosewood furniture,
the piano, and the glowing fire in the
burnished gate, the truth flashed even
through his top-heavy brain.
" By thepatron saint of all the tailors !"
exclaimed he, " I'Ve got Into the wrong
house. Timothy Titmouse, you're drunk
and no mistake. I wonder what Maria
would say to see me now ; and by my
goose, what will the folks In the house
here euy If they catch me Y They will
take me for a burglar, and, oh Lord, I'll
be sent to jail sure."
His terror and dismay were ludicrous
to behold, and were decidedly increased
by the sound of the violent opening and
shutting of the front door and of foot
steps rapidly approuching the room in
which he was.
Seeing a screen standing In one comer
of the apartment, he, on the Impulse of
the moment, durted behind it and
tremblingly awaited further develop
The door opened, and there entered a
lady and gentleman, who, by their
dress, had evidently attended the ball.
They were both in a decided ill-humor
and paced silently up and down the
room while they removed their outer
"And you want to tell me, Mrs.
Winterbottom," exclaimed tile -gentleman,
at last, " that the mysterious dis
appearance of our coaclr'is only an acci
dent too V"
" John was probably ihtoxfleuted," re
plied she coldly, "und drove home
" Nonsense. He's never drunk. I tell
you that, taking this 'in conjunction
with several little incidents I noticed ot
the ball, I've come to' the conclusion that
there's more in it thtln appears on the
"What do you meanV" asked she,
with a look of surprise.
Ei" Oh, no matter, retorted he, with a
short laugh. "Keep It up. It's none
of my business, even if I am your bus
band. "Don't ndnd me. I'm not
Jealous. Not the least bit."
The bitter satire with which these
words were spoken would lead one to
suppose that the contrary was the true
state of affairs.
The lady burst Into a merry laugh,and
" Why, I declare, Is that the cause of
your savage humor. I thought It was
because you were obliged to come home
in a hired cab. You not jealous I Why,
you're ready to bite the heads off the
gentlemen with whom I danced to
night, if you only had them here."
" Oh Lord," thought poor Timothy
behind the screen, "If he finds me
now, he will bite my head off sure."
"No, madam," replied Mr. Winter
bottom, assuming an air of Indifference
which he was far from feeling. " I wjsh
to have you particularly understand that
nothing you can do can arouse my
jealousy. Kemember, nothing. And
now that we have come to a proper un
standlng I have the pleasure of wishing
He strode to the folding doors, which
separated the sitting-room from his own
apartment, and having entered the lat
ter, he rather forcibly closed the doors
Mrs. Winterbottom, who, by the way,
was young, pretty, and mischievously
inclined, sank into the luxurious sofa,
and leaning her head on her hond,began
to rack her little brain for a plot to prove
her husband's jealousy.
" Now is my time," thoughtTimothy.
", The lady appears to be kind, and that
fire-eater of a husband of hers is away,
I'll throw myself on her protection."
Creeping stealthily from behind the
screen, he dropped on his knees before
the lady, and pleadingly exclaimed:
" Lady, you see before you one"
So absorbed in her thoughts had Mrs.
Winterbottom been, that she had not
observed him until he began to speak,
and now she interrupted him wildly :
" You are a thief, a robber. Oh, heaven
have mercy on me I Here are my jewels
take them take all but not murder
She tore her rings and bracelet from
her fingers and wrlst,and extended them
But Timothy, who had by this time
considerably sobered up, dignifledly
waved them away, and in a tone of con
scious pride, said :
"You insult me, madam. I not a
thief. I am Timothy Titmouse, tailor.
Here is my card, madam ; and if your
husband desires to have a suit of clothes
made to order, with neatness and dis
patch, and according to the latest
"Stop, stop I" Interrupted the lady,
who had recovered from her fright.
" Tell me, how did you come here ?"
Timothy explained, and before he was
half through withjiis explanations, the
wished for plot had recurred to the lady's
" Sir," exclaimed she, haughtily, and
in a loud tone of voice, when he had
concluded, " this intrusion into my
room at this unseemly hour of the night
is is perfectly scandalous."
" Madam I" gasped poor Timothy, en
tirely taken my surprise at her wordB,
seeking to arise.
See, however, pushed him on bis knees
again, aud in the same loud strain con
" You seem to forget, sir, that I am
" And so am I," stuttered the tailor.
, mat is, not exactly tt woman, but a
married man, with four children and
" Hush," whispered she; "my hus
band is in the next room; if ho discov
ers your presence, you're lost."
" This effectually silenced the tremb
Mrs. Winterbottom knew that her
loud tones were distinctly heard In the
next room, and by the rustling of the
door, was coiivinml that her husband
" For heaven's sake I" cried she, sud
denly springing to her feet ;" my hus
band Is coming. Behind that screen,
quickly. Don't move for your life, un
til I return. "
Timothy darted once more into his
place of concealment, while the lady
'hastily ran out of the room.
"Now," muttered she to herself, " we
will see If he isn't jealous, and what a
face he will make when he finds it only
a poor half-drunken tailor. Meanwhile
I'll go to my room to change my ball
dress for a wrapper. I'll be down In time
to see the fun."
Hardly had she departed, when the
folding doors were flung open, and in
stalked Mr. Witerbottom, rage and fury
In his eyes,and two swords in his hands.
He kicked away the screen, and throw
ing one of the weapons before the terri
fied tailor, tragically exclaimed :
" Ulse, miscreant, and defend your
miserable life!" , '
"Oh, sir," cried Timothy, bursting
Into tears, " have pity on myself, my
wife and children."
This action, so unlike the chivalrous
defense he had expected, struck Mr.
Winterbottom .fulrly dumb with sur
prise, taking abvantage of which the
little tailor rapidly detailed the manner
of his coming into the house.
A light broke over the mind of the
"I've made on ass of myself," mut
tered he; "very likely she's behind the
door there laughing at me."
He approached the door and opened
it, but his wife was not in the hall.
" Ha ha t" exclaimed he, closing the
door and once more returning to Timo
thy, who was still kneeling in mortal
fear on the floor, " I'll pay her for her
trick. You must fight a duel, sir,"
added he, addressing the tailor.
" I cannot," stammered he, " I I
only know how to wield the shears."
" Now listen to me. Take the swords
and go in the next room. Keep clashing
them against each other, and continue
shouting. Do this and I'll see that you
get home safely and be twenty-five dol
lars richer besides."
Timothy was only to glad too consent,
and as soon as he was in the next room
set to work obeying his Instructions.
Mr. Winterbottom carefully closed the
folding doors on him, and having
erected the screen concealed himself be
" Now, my fine lady," muttered he,
" we're ready for you."
Again the door opened, and Mrs.
Winterbottom, now clad in a soft silken
wrapper, entered the room.
" No one here !" exclaimed she. " Ha,
what's that V The clashing of sword?.
Oh, my Ood! There has been no ex
planation and they are fighting a
She sank on the sofa utterly overcome
" Cleorge, George," gasped she; "oh,
ho'll be killed. Oh,why was I so foolish
as to arouse his jealousy. He'll be killed
and he will never know how I loved
At the last word she sank into a
" Didn't I do mj work well ?" inqulr
ek Timothy, thrusting his head through
the folding doors.
" Only too well," replied the husband,
emerging from behind the screen ; "you
have frightened my wife into a faint.
Come, get me a glass of water from the
table there, quickly."
A few drops sprinkled on the lady's
face sufficed to revive her, and opening
her eyes she fell around her husband's
" Alive, George V you are not dead?
you are not hurt V Oh, I am so glad."
" I only paid you back in like coin,"
murmured he, fondly kissing her. "You
will never play any more tricks on me,
" And you will never be jealous
again," asked she, demurely.
" I swear it."
" And I."
Thus harmony was restored to the
loving couple, and when Timothy Tit
mouse finally arrived at hia proper
domicile, just as day was breaking, he
was able to silence his irate spouse's only
too well-founded objugations with five
new crisp five-dollar greenbacks.
But for all that he attended no more
A Narrow Escape in the Croton Aqueduct.
ONCE A YEAR or oftener, usually iu
November, an exploration is made
of the interior of the aqueduct from end
to end, by Benjamin S. Church, the resi
dent enginecr,who for over twenty years
has been in charge of this part of the
work. The water is shut off at the Cro
ton dam, and the aqueduct is emptied by
the wastewiers which I have described.
Many strange and exciting adventures
befall the men detailed for this service ;
and though but one life has ever been
lost, large parties have been in im
minent danger. The man-holes having
been opened previously, the laborers un
der charge of Mr. Church, dressed in
rough suits, enter the aqueduct at the
dam, and travel downward either afoot
or in an ingenious car propelled by a
crank like the hand-cars used on a rail
way. The effect is weird and awe-inspiring.
Some of the men carry torches,
whose smoke and wavering""blaze curl
and flash in the darkness and throw fan
tastic shadows and reflections on the
moist walls. The voices reverberate like
peals of thunder, and seem to awake re
sponsive vibrations in the massive stone
and brick work itself. In some condi
tions of the atmosphere laborers repair
ing the nuisonary five miles below can
be distinctly heard by those at the en
trance, and at all times human voices
pitched in an ordinary key can be heard
at a distance of two or three miles, in
lone. low. rumbles. A broad halo of
light frames the men hi, and behind
this there is an Impenetrable blackness,
so dense that an inexperienced person
takes every step with extreme caution.
There are few ereater promoters of
terror than the power of darkness, and
the simple, superstitious Irishmen de
scending the ladder at the entrance leaves
sunshine, sky and fields above in no
cheerful mood. The short clay pipes are
allowed to go out aud few words are
spoken. It is a business to be done with
as soon as possible. Thousands of tons of
water are pressing against the gates at
the entrance, and should a bar give way,
or an order he misunderstood, the flood
would rush down upon the unfortunates
and engulf them with irresistible force.
Once, in fact, on order was misunder
stood, and twenty men narrowly escaped
with their lives. Mr. Church, with this
number of laborers, entered the aque
duct to moke some repairs, and in
structed the keeper at the dam to let the
water flow in again at 11 p. m. The
party was making some repairs at a
point some distance below the entrance
at 11 a. m., when Mr. Church noticed a
gradual rise in the water. Afraid of
causing a panic, he did not say anything
to his men, but urged them on in the
hope that the work might be completed
that morning. The water continued to
rise, however, first submerging their feet,
and then creeping up towards their
knees with terrible stealth and certainty.
The situation was that of a shipwrecked
crew cast upon a rock which is being
slowly covered by an incoming tide.
The engineer now realized the fact
that his order had been misunderstood,
and that the water had been turned on
at the wrong time, and would soon be
within a few inches of the roof of the
aqueduct. By this time the men were
In a highly nervous condition, and Mr.
Church had to use his authority in pre
venting them from making a confused
retreat for the nearest exit, which was
some distance away. Meanwhile the
water had made its way above their
knees and was rushing through the
aqueduct with a velocity of two miles
aud a quarter per mile. It was no easy
walking against such a current as this,
and the progress made towards the man
hole was unavoidably slow. The torches
were successively put out by the splash
until only one remained, and that threw
a dim, yellow, uncertain flicker on the
There was one danger which Mr. '
Church foresaw and was particularly
anxious to avert. If the men were not ,
kept under control each would make a
disorderly struggle to reach the ladder at
the man-hole, and delay would result
that might prove fatal. As the water
increased iu depth the greater, of course,
became their terror, and when the gray
light of the opening came into view
their bodies were submerged to their
waists, while the current almost lifted
them off their feet. By reasoning with
them and encouraging them, however,
Mr. Church allayed their fears and they
gained the ladder and ascended it, one
by one, in safety. Wm. If. Hidcing, in
Scribner for June.
A Queen's Fortune.
What Queen Victoria leaves behind
her will never be known, because the
wills of sovereigns are not proved, but
those who have carefully considered the
subject are of the opinion that she must,
since mepnnce consort s ueam, nave
saved at the verv least 100.000 a vear.
Not only has she lived so quietly that a j
large portion of her 385,000 a year pub- J
lie income must be saved, but it is to be
remembered that Mr. Nield left her 500,
000 which at four per cent, would give
her 20,000 a year,and she receives 43',
000 a year form her duchy of Lancaster.
The crown lands, given up to the coun
try in lieu of a parliamentary annual
grant, have of late years been so ably
and economically managed that their
revenue covers the royal allowance, and
these crown lands wer6 as much the
property of the sovereign as the lands of
the Duke of Devonshire, or any other
landholder, are his.
If the country choose to make the
most of these lands by cutting up, say,
the new forest, and selling It in lots, and
adopting a similar plan with other out
laying possessions of the crown,it would
make money out of the royal family.
The revenue of the duchy of Cornwall
has risen from 22,000 in 1824 to 72,000
and increases annually about 3,000, so
that the next Trlnce of Wales will
probably be Independent of a parlia
mentary grant. Queen Victoria is proba
bly saving with the view of rendering
her family independent as the wealth of
the Duke de I'enthievre rendered the
house of Orleans, and made Louis
Iiiilippe in consequence the cheapest of
t3 During the past year the number of
original advertisements for "missing friends
or next of kin," in the London Time was
TOO, and the number of person nixied
therein about 3,000. The Treasury SjII
citor advertised for the next of kin of
twenty-six persons. The amount of money
reverting to the Crown by roasou of these
intestacies is seldom stated ; but in one
case Mrs. Helon Blake's ic amounted to
(700,000. From one of thene advertUemeuu
it appears that the heirs of a peraoo who
emigrated to America iu 10S3 are wanted
to claim a fortuue of $2, 000, 000.