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THE TIMES, NEW BL00MFIEL1), PA., JULY 10,1877.
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R, R.
' ARRANGEMENT OF PASSENGER TRAINS.
May 21t7, 1877.
TRAINS LKAVE HARKISBURG AS FOLLOWBt
For New York, at 6.20, 8.10 a. m. 8.67 and
7.55 p. m.
For Philadelphia, at 6.20, 8.10, 9.48 a.m.2.00
anil 3.57 p. ni.
For Reading, at 6.20, 8.10, 9.45 . m. 2.00
8.67 and 7.56 p. m.
For Pottsvlfie at 6.20, 8.10 a.m.. and 8.67 p.
m.,and via Schuylkill and Susuuehaniia Branch
at'i.4U p. m.
For Auburn at 6.10 a. m.
For Allentown, at 6.20, 8.10 a. m., 2.00,
3.57 and 7. 66p. in. .
The 5.2ft. 8.10 a. m. 2.00 p.m. and 7.68 p. m.
trains have through car; forhew lork.
The 5.20, 8.10 a. in., R"d 2. 00 p. m. trains have
through cars for Philadelphia.
For New York, at 6.20 a. m.
For Allentown and Way Stations at 6.20 a.m.
For Reading, Philadelphia and Way Stations at
TRAISS FOR It Alt ltlPBCRG, LEAVE AS FOL
Leave New York, at 8.45 a. m., 1.00, 6.S0 and
Leave Philadelphia, at 9.15 a. m. 3.40, and
LeaveVadlng, at 4.40,7.40, 11.20 a. m. 1.30,8.15
and 10.35 p. m. . . ,
Leave Pottsvllle, at 6.10, 9.15 a. in. and 4.35
P And via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at
8.13 a. m.
Leave Aiilmrn at 12 noon. .,.
Leave Allentown, at 2.3U, 5,50,8.55 a.m., 12.15
4.3 and 0.05 p. m.
The 2.30 a. in. train from Allentown and the
4.40 a. in. train from Reading do not run ou l.ou
days 3 SUNDAYS :
Leave New York, at 5.30 p. m.
Leave Philadelphia, at l.'M p. m.
Leave Reading, at 4.40, 7.40 a. m. and 10.35 p. m.
Leave Allentown, 2.30 a. m. and 9.05 p. m.
Via Morris and Essex Kail Road.
J. E. WOOTEN, Gen. Manager.
C. G. Hancock, General Ticket Agent.
Pennsylvania K. II. Time Table.
On and after Monday, June 11th, 1877, Pas
senger tralnswill run as follows:
Miflllntown Acc. SM a. m dally except Sunday.
Paeitto Express 11.05 P. M., dally " Sunday
Mall 6.54 P. M., daily exceptSuuday
Atlaatic Express, 10.4Bp.m-, flag, daily.
Way Pass. 9.08 A. m., daily.
Mail, 2.43 P. m. daily eiceptSunday.
Mitltintown Ace. 6.55 P. M . daily except Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, 11.67P. M., (Flag) dally, ex
Paeltlo Express, 5.17 a. m., dally (flag)
Trains are now ntn by Philadelphia time, which
Is 13 minutes faster than Altoona time, and 4 min
utes slower than New York .time.
J.J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, June 11th, 1877, trains
will leave Duncannon. as follows:
Miflllntown Acc. daily except Sunday at 9.31 A. M.
Pacific Express 11.22 p. M., daly except '.Sunday.
Mail 7.30 p. M., " " "
Atlantic Express 11.10 p. m., daily (flag)
Way Passenger, 8.38 A. m., daily
Mail, 2.09 p. m dailyexceptSunday.
Miflllntown Acc. daily except Sunday at 6.16 p.m.
Pittsburg Ex. daily except. Sunday (flag) 11.33p. m.
WM. C. ilNG Agent.
F. QUIGLEY & CO.,
Would respectfully inform the public that they
have opened a new
In Woomfleld. 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 tlrst class es
tablishment. Give us a call before going else
where. FINE HARNESS a speciality.
REPAIRING done on short notice and at rea
S- HIDES taken in exchange for work.
D. F. QUIGLEY & CO.
Bloom Held, January 0, 1877.
Flower and Vegetable Garden
is the most beautiful work In the world.
It contains nearly 150 pages, hundreds of flue 1
lustrations, and six Chroino Plates of Flower
beautifully drawn and colored from nature.
Price 60 cents In paper covers ; 11.00 In elegan
cloth. Printed in German and English.
Vick' Floral Guide, Quarterly, 25 cents a yea
Vick's Catalogue 300 illustrations, only 2 cent
Address, JAMES VICK, Rochester, N. Y.
Flower and Vegetable Seeds
ARB PLANTED BY A MIT-MON OP PEOPLE I! AMERICA.
See Vick's Catalogue 300 lllustratlons.onlv 2
cents. Vick's Floral Guide. Quarterly, 25 cents a
year. Vick's Flower and Vegetable Garden, 60
cents : with elegant cloth cover 81.00.
All my publications are printed in English and
Address, JAMES VICK, Rochester, N. Y.
Kftfl AGENTS WANTED to canvass for a
GRAND PICTL'KE. 22x28 Inches, mtillerl
'Thb Illustrated Lord's Prater." a cents
are meeting with great success.
ror particulars, auuress
II. M (IKinlfR. rnlilislior
48 ly York, Pa.
The undersigned has removed his
Leather and Harness Store
from Front to High Street, near the Penn'a.,
treipnc Depot, wuere he will have on hand, and
will sell at
Leather and Harness of all kinds. Having good
workmen, and by buying at the lowest -cash
price. I fear no competition.
Market prices paid In cash for Bark. Hides and
Skins. Thankful for past favors, I solicit a con
tinuance 01 tne same.
r. 8. Blankets. Robes, and Shoe nndinus made
I a speciality.
,IU. M. UA1IUI,
Duncannon, Julyl9, 1876. tf
ESTATE JJOTH'K. Notice is hereby given,
that letters of administration on the estate
of John Kunkle late of Marysvllle Borough.Perry
county Penn'a., deceaxed, have been granted to
tuv ui.uk. .i,uu iniu,,,g ,u BUIUO
All persons indebted to said estate are requested
hi mane iiimimiai, I'Hviuem ana inose navmg
claims to present llieru duly authenticated for set
ft TTT 7ESTERN train's gone, ma'am,"
YV said Farmer Brown, coming
Into the waiting-room of the little depot.
" The train I was to take?" I said,
"Yes, ma'am. Too bad, but can't be
helped. Harness will give out some
times, you know," sympathlzingly.
" When Is the next Western train
" Not till six o'clock. You've five
hours to wait. Be dretful tiresome,
ma'am. There's a nice family that lives
In t'other part o' the house s'poso I
tote youjin there V I know Mrs. Holly
will give you a bite o' Biithln' ter eat,
and she'll be proud to let you rent on
her spare bed. Fine woman, Mrs. Holly
Is I know her. Won't you go In and
see her, ma'am V"
" No, I thank you, sir. I dare say
that I'll bequite comfortable here."
" Wall, just as you please. But now
I must'be goln'. Hope that you'll get to
your jurner's end safe, ma'am. Good
by." And Farmer f Brown left the room,
mountedhls wagon, and soon disappear
ed down the dusty road.
I had been visiting a friend who lived
In a country settlement, some five or
six miles fromjhe solitary building dig
nifledby the name of depot, and when
the time came for me to return home
she placed me In with a neighboring
farmer who waB going to a distant vil
lage, and would pass the sation.
During our ride we met with an acci
dent. Tart of the harness gave way,ahd
we were detained such a length of time
that, as the reader knows, I was too late
for the train.
AfterFarmer Brown left me I amused
myself by reading a newspaper which
some one had left lying on the seat.
Finishing this, I studied the design of
the wall-paper, counted the panes of
glass In the little window, and wonder
ed at the' tidiness of the whole apart
ment. " Country depots are generally such
vile, dirty places. Wonder why this Is
an exception ?" I said to myself. Then a
thought struck me. "Oh, probably the
place lskept clean by the Mrs. Holly,
over whose viAues Farmer Brown was
so enthusiastic. Wonder if this same
worthy female would give me a glass of
And I tapped on the door communica
ting with the other apartments.
" Come in," said a cheery voice, and
entering, I found myself in one of the
prettiest, coziest rooms I had ever
The most delicate tint of bluff was on
the walls, cool matting covered the floor,
muslin curtains festooned with Ivy hung
at the windows, and here and there were
books, brackets, pictures and flowers,
and all the dainty belongings that make
a room look so home-like and pleasant.
And most charming of all, there lay
in a white-draped cradle a ropy baby,
fast asleep, with rings of golden hair
fulling over his white brow, and a great
red velvety rose clasped In his dimple
Over him bent a woman of twenty
two or three years a little mite of a
woman, with a bright dark face, vivid.
ly-colored, big black eyes, and wondrous
dark hair wound in heavy braids about
her stately head.
She arose with a smile when I enter
- " Excuse me, but may I trouble you
for a glass of water V" I said.
" No trouble at all, ma'am. Pray be
seated. Excuse me ;" and she left the
I'resentiy sne returned, bringing a
salver covered with a snow-white nop.
kin, and containing a glass of water, a
glass of creamy milk, a saucer of lua.
clous red strawberries and a plate of
spopge-cakc, light as yellow foam.
" Pardon me," she said, smiling, " If
I take too great a liberty; but you see
Farmer Brown told me of your being
obliged to wait so long, and I thought
vnn mlclir. hphiinorv "
r o - "O" J
"Why, how very kind you are!" I
exclaimed, In pleased surprise.
" Not at all. It's a pleasure to me.
If you are hot and dusty, perhaps you'd
like to bathe your face. If bo, just step
And she led the way into a little white
bedroom the very heart of cleanliness
In a little while was a different be
ing from the cross, dusty, hungry mor
tal who had sat la the hot waiting
I found Mrs. Holly a perfect little gem
of a woman, and after the manner of
our sex we soon became as well acquaint
ed as if we had known each other for
years. And while I was lying languid
ly upon her comfortable sofa, and she
seated In her low rocklng-chalr stitching
away at her baby's dress, told me the
one romance of her life.
" I have lived In this little depot all
my days," ehe began. " My father was
agent here, and he served the company
to long and so well that when he died
they kindly allowed me to remain In his
place, with the same wages, too. For,
you see, I was seventeen, and father had
long before taught me telegraphy and
all the other work. About a year after
father's death, I became acquainted with
Jack Jack Holly, my husband," and
Mrs. Holly looked up and smiled.
" Jack was one of the best engineers
on the road (and Is now, too) and every
body considered him an honest, likely
young fellow. He thought the world of
me, and we became engaged. But you
know how girls are ; the weakest of
them can make a strong man tremble."
"A weak, white girl held all his
heartstrings in her small, white hand,"
"Yes; and I dare say I often pulled
Jack's heartstrings rather hard ; but he
was gentle and patient when I flirted
with the country lads, and when I was
wild and wayward he didn't remonstrate.
But one day there came along a iclty
chap, who engaged board for the sum
mer at a farm-house in the neighbor
hood. " This Clarence" Devarges, as he was
called, was handsome, well-dressed, and
had that polished, Indescribable air that
is so fascinating to most Billy girls.
Jack was kind and well-mannered, but
he didn't have a bit of style about him,
and style was what I doted on in those
days ; bo I snubbed Jack, and smiled on
Mr. Devarges when he offered his at
tentions. I flirted most dreadfully with
him, till even generous Jack was dis
pleased. " One morning, looking Roinewhat
grave and sad, he came Into the ticket
office. The last passenger was gone and
the train was moving out. Jack's train
had stopped to take freight.
" Well, how long la thing going to
lastV" said Jack.
" What thing V" I snapped out.
" Why, this affair with Devarges. I
see it is going beyond a mere flirta
"Pray, what of it?"
"Only that I do not want my future
wife's name Joined with that of a ."
Jack paused, then added earnestly :
" Well, I warn you against this fellow.
Who knows what he is V
" ' Mr. Devarges is a perfect gentle
man, and that is more than one can say
of Borne others,' I said, hotly; and then
some demon prompted me too add ;
" And, Mr. Holly, In regard to your
future wife, I believe I do not aspire to
that honor and here is your ring.' I
drew off the little golden baud and
handed it to him.
" 1 Nell, do you mean to do this V" In
quired Jack, with white Hps.
" Yes, I do. I'm tired of your carping
and criticising. The affair may be ended
now and forever," I said pettishly.
" Bo be it then. Goqd-by,' said Jack
and without another word he left the
"To tell the truth, I hadn't meant
half what I said, and every minute ex.
pected that Jack would kiss me and we
would make up, but now he had gone
forever. A mist came qyer my eyes as I
watched his fast disappearing train, and
I would have indulged In a good cry,
but just then ' the special' camej puffing
up, and the president of the road came
in. He was a kind old gentleman,
whom I had known Bince I was a wee
" Good-day, Miss Nellie ; everything
prosperous, I hope. Will you do me a
" ' Certainly, sir, If I can.'
" Well, you see, when we were com
ing down I met a gentleman who owed
me some money. Paid me b!x hundred
dollars, and now I don't know what to
do with it, as we are going up into the
woods to see about laying out a new rail
road. We shall begone two days. Don't
want to take the money with ine will
you take charge of it while I'm gone V"
"'If you'll trust me.'
" ' Bless my sou! I yes, of course.
Here's the money. Must hurry away,
''Scarcely had portly Mr. Sayre trotted
away before Mr. Devarges came saunter
" ' Got quite a little sum there.haven't
you, Miss Nellie 1" eyeing the bills In my
" ' Yes,' I replied, luughing. ' Mr,
Sayre has made me his banker. Look I
Six hundred dollars 1 How rich I should
feel if it were mine.'
" ' You deserve to have much more,
and doubtless that pretty face'll win it.
" Somehow his bold compliment failed
to please, and bo It was with coldness
that I said, " Take a chair, Mr. Devar
" No, I thank you, Miss Nellie.
have an appointment. But, will you
allow me to call this evening)"
" Well, I scarcely think I shall be at
home. You know mother and sister
Lulu are away, and a little while agoI
got word from grandma saying that
perhaps I had better come and stay all
night with her.
" It was true that I bad received such
word from grandma, but I had no
thought of aocepting it. I had hoped
that Jack would come and make up,
,"v . . .
and of course I didn't care to have Mr.
Devarges call at the same time.
" ' What will you do with your money,
Miss Nell V carelessly inquired Mr. Dev
" 'Oh, I shall put it right here In this
drawer. No one knows about it, and It
will be perfectly secure.'
" Dare say ; good-morning,' and,
with a courtly bow, my admirer left,
All during the day I busied myself
about my duties, and when night came
I put on the dress Jack liked best, and
anxiously awaited his coming.
" Seven o'clock I eight o'clock I nine
o'clock ! The last train had come and
gone, and my duties for that day were
over. I put out the light in the ticket-
office, went into the sitting-room, and
sat and waited. Ten o'clock! Half
past ten ! No use waiting any longer
he wouldn't come.
" I went to the door, opened it and
looked out. There seemed something
weird about the whole landscape. Even
the shadows seemd alive. The sky was
becoming overcast and the moon peeped
out of an Inky-black cloud. The frogs
down by the river were croaking dis
mally, the wind seemed to whisper -and
' I shivered with a nameless dread
and closed the door. Went to bed and
cried myself to sleep.
' 1 had slept an hour, perhaps, and
then awoke with a sudden start, feeling
a great difficulty In breathing A part
of the quilt lad across my mouth, I
thought, but on reaching my hand to
remove it I found that it was a hand
kerchief saturated with what's Chloro
" A thrill of terror passed over me,
Who had done this r v as there some
one in the house ?
" I half arose, and gazed about me.
All was dark except a little ray of light
falling through the partially closed
" I silently arose, and just then almost
screamed In fear when a sudden sound
smote upon my ear. It was only the
clock striking the hour of midnight. I
placed my hand upon my heart to sooth
its fierce throbs.
" Stepping along, carefully avoiding
all obstacles, I reached the door, opened
it, and glanced into the slttin-room. No
one was there, but some one was in the
ticket-office, for I saw a light and heard
a voice I What did they want V The
money! oh, the money left in my
charge 1 Somebody was stealing It, and
what should I say to Mr. Sayre ? My
Godl I might be accused of taking it
myself, and thus lose honor and posi
" ' Rather lose life,' I said to myself.
'I'll defend that money under death 1
and I looked about for some weapon.
" Under the stove was a large iron
poker. Seizing it carefully, I started
toward the ofllce-door. The light fell
upon the mirror, reflecting my figure,
and I've often thought since, with
sick feeling of horror, what a picture of
desperation I was, clad in my flowing
white nigh-dress, my hair all unbound,
my face white as marble, eyes dilated
and glittering with a strange, steely
"God aid me!" I said, with white
lips, and then opening the door of the
office, I stole softly In. A man with his
back toward me was at the other end of
the room. He had forced open the draw
er, taken out the money and was look
ing gloatingly at the crisp green bills
when I stole behind him. I had just
raised the poker to strike him when he
" My God 1 it was Clarence Devarges!'
" Hang It 1 now I suppose I'll have to
kill this pretty" he seized me by the
throat and uttering a faint cry, I sank
down. Just then Jack, my own dear
Jack, rushed in. I heard oaths, blows
fierce struggling then all was dark
For the first time In my life I fainted.
vvneni recovered, jacK's race was
bending over me, and Jack's voice utter
ing loving words. I put my arms about
his neck and cried like a weak baby.
"Aren't you hurt, Jack V"
" Not a bit, dearest. Devarges is disa
bled, though, with a pistol-wound In hla
leg. 'Tfsn't very severe but It will pre
vent his escape."
" But how came you there V
" Why, you see, when we parted this
morning, Nell, I thought I'd never see
you again ; but to-night after I came
home, I made up my mind to come
round and try and 'make up.' It was
pretty late, between nine and ten, when
I came, and who should I see prowling
around but Devarges. Thinks I, 4 What
does he want? If he's come a-courting
why don't he go in instead of peeping In
the window r'
" I rather thought he was a scamp, be
cause, when I was In the city yesterday
the chief of police told me that they had
reason to think that a noted gambler
and 'black-leg' had come up In these
parts. He gave a description, and it
suited Devarges perfectly, all excepting
a moustache. And, by-the-way, Nell
. that silky moustache you so much ad
mired was fake, and fell off in our
' Well, ns I said, I saw Devarges
prowling about, and I thought I'd see
what he was up to. He looked In at the
window at you, and I heard him mutter:
The takeitl She in at home.after
all ! What made her sny she was goln'
to her grandmother's for r Now I sup
pose I'll have to wait till my pretty
" So he sat down under one tree and I
sat down under another. We both saw
you when you opened the door and look
ed out. After you had been In bed about
an hour, Devarges forced open the sit
ting-room window and crawled in.
While he was in the office lighting the
lamp, I also got in at the window and
concealed myself In the closet, and--well,
you know all the rest."
"Jack," said I, tearfully, "you'll for
give me for being naughty and wayward
and you'll believe when I say that I lov
ed you all the time, won't you V"
" Well, ma'am, Jack said he would,
and we've been happy ever since. And
this is my story, ma'am my only ro
mance." The Haunted Chamber.
A ROOM in the principal Inn of a
country town had the reputation of
being haunted. Nobody would sleep in
it, and it was therefore shut up. But It
so happened that at an election the Inn
was quite full, and there was only the
haunted -room unoccupied. A gentle
man's gamekeeper came to the Inn, ex
ceedingly fatigued by a long journey,
and wanted a bed. He was Informed
that, unless he chose to occupy the
haunted room, he must seek a bed else
"Haunted!" exclaimed , he ; "stuff
and nonsense ! I'll sleep In It! Ghost
or demon, I'll take a look at what
Accordingly, after fortifying himself
with a pipe and a tankard, he took up
his quarters in the haunted chamber and
retired to rest.
He had not laid down many minutes
when the bed shook under him most
He sprang out of bed, struck a light,
(for he had taken the precaution to
place a box of lueifer matches by hia
bedside) and made a careful examina
tion of the ' roonij but could discover
The courageous fellow would not re
turn to bed, but remained watching for
some time. Presently he saw the bed
shake violently, The floor was firm;
nothing moved but the bed.
Determined, if, possible, to find out
the cause of his bedquake, he looked in
the bed, and near the bed, and not see
ing anything to account for the shaking
which now and then seemed to seize on
the bed, he at last pulled it from the
wall. Then the "murder came out."
The sign-board of the Inn was fasten
ed to the outer wall by a nut and Bcrew,
which came through to the back of the
bed, and when the wind swung the sign
board to and fro, the movement was
communicated to the bed, causing It to
shake in a violent manner.
The gamekeeper, delighted at having
hunted up the ghost, informed the land
lord next morning of the real nature of
his unearthly visitor, and was hand- J
somely rewarded for rendering a room, j
hitherto useless, now quite serviceable.
All the ghost stories on record might
no'doubt have been traced to similar
sources, If those to whom the " ghosts"
appeared had been as "plucky" as our
A Dog by the Pound. '
A well-known Memphis coal-dealer,
not long since.iad a big dog of wonder
ful sogaclty. He (the dog) stayed around
the coal-yard, and whenever a coal-cart
was hauled on the scales the dog always
took a stand under the wagon like a
coach-dog. He weighed nearly one
hundred pounds, and was weighed as
coal thousands of times, and nearly
every coal-consumer In the city pur
chased that dog at so much per pound.
The practice went on for months, r and
was only discovered by a funny acci
dent. A negro wanted a barrel of coal,
and wheeled a hand cart with coal on
the weighing-scales. The clerk in the
office worked at the Bcales and halloed
through the window : '
" Take out a lot of that coal." The
negro did so, and kept on until all the
coal was out of the cart. The clerk
took the scales again, but the pea indica
ted too much.
" Take out more coal," shouted the
clerk; "you have a boat load of, coal
on that cart."
" Look hyar, boss," replied the negro,
" the coal is all out, and I'll have to take
the wheels off the cart if you want to
lighten it." Then the negro looked un
der the cart, and seeing the big, fat dog
at his post exclaimed :
" Lord massa, you's selling me that
dog for coal. ,
The dog was missed in a few days, and
was found dead on the scales, the ani
mal having taken some poison accident
ally, but he came back to die at his post.
It was a fine example of " faithful unto