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A'eto lilootnfleld, July 10, 1S77,
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others who may be Interested In know
ing, we will state that the present circu
lation of The Times Is between eighteen
hundred and nineteen hundred copies
Fewer nccldents and fires happened
the lust Fourth of July than for many
It is stated that Boss Tweed has paid
nearly a half a million of dollars to his
lawyers, and yet has fulled to secure his
release from prison. Vast as this sum
appears there la no reason to doubt Its
Pom e of the freaks of the " Reform
Policy" Is what no fellow can under
stand. The one we refer to now Is the
removal of Judge Watts as Commission
er of Agriculture. Win. O. Leduc of
Minnesota, has been appointed to fill the
The Russains have at last succeeded
In crossing the Danube with considera
A severe battle was fought near Sis
tova on the JJulgarlan side, in which the
Turks were driven from their position
and the Russians secured a base of op
erations. The fact that they do not push for
ward more rapidly now they have se
cured a crossing, evinces either a lack of
generalship or a weakness In forces.
A terrible fight took place before Kars,
In which the Turks drove the Russians
annihilating the left Wing of that army.
Over 4,000 Russians were left dead on
the field, but as this report comes from
Constantinople It must be taken with
The Pennsylvania R. R. Company
have assured a work of great value to
those desiring to take some pleasant
summer excursion. It is a volume of
one hundred and twenty-five pages with
a large map and eighty wel1 executed
views of rivers, mountains, springs,
bridges, buildings, the sea-shore, cities
and towns, lays out several hundred ex
cursions which may be taken at but
little more than half fare to the lakes,
to the sea-shore, to various parts of this
State, Niagara, Saratoga, Newport, the
Adirondacks and White Mountains,
Memphremogon, down the St. Law
rence and elsewhere. Brief sketches
are provided of the principal points, and
there is everything to tempt travel and
facilitate and brighten it. Copies can
be had by applying to L. 1 Farmer,
Gen. Pass. Agent.
Pullman Palatial Hotel Cars.
' These Celebrated Hotel Dining Cars
are now running regularly between Chi
cago and Omaha, on the California Ex
press Trains of the Chicago & North
Western Railway. West bound, they
leave Chicago daily, except Sunday,
(and on every third Sunday) from the
Wells Street Depot, at 10.30 A. M., and
arrive at Omaha next morning. East
bound, they leave the Transfer Depot,
opposite Omaha, at 5:15 P. M., dally, ex
cept Saturday, (and every third Satur
day) and reach Chicago the next after,
No other road west of Chicago runs
these celebrated Pullman Hotel Cars or
any form of Hotel Cars.
On the 1st Inst., a terrible storm passed
over Coatesville, Pa., and the surround
ing country. At Ercildown, a small
town three miles south of Coatesville,
twenty families were rendered homeless
In a few moments, 'their dwellings being
razed to the ground. The fine new sem
inary of Richard Darlington was also
destroyed nothing being left standing
but the walls. A woman named Hop
kins was Instantly killed, and five other
persons Injured, two of them fatally. A
meeting was arranged at Coatesville last
week to extend aid to the sufferers,
and prayers were made In the churches
on behalf of the homeless and injured.
The Columbia Hotel, at Chester, Pa.,
was struck by lightning same evening
and set on fire. Seven persons were
stunned by the shock, one of whom,
William Appleby, is seriously Injured.
The fire was quickly extinguished, and
the damage to the hotel will not exceed
$ 1000, which is covered by Insurance.
At seven o'clock the same evening a
teniflc hail storm struck Waterbury,Ct.,
and did a vast amount of damage. The
garden crops are ruined, green-houses
and conservatories had their glass
smashed Into atoms. There Is not a
whole sky-llght In the city. Some of
the hall-stones were very large, and they
were showered down so thick that the
ground was white with them. The rain
hill was exceedingly heavy. The streets
and roads were badly washed by the tor
rent. All the lauteniB of the public
lamps were broken.
At Waverly, Johnson county, Indi
ana, at about pine o'clock at night, the
storm struck the residence of George
Dressier, blowing It entirely away and
and leaving fruit tuns In the cellar un
disturbed. Dressier M as found near by
with his feet lacerated and his chest bad
ly Injured. His wife and two children,
aged three and five years, were killed
outright. Another child aged twelve
years, died next day, while a fourth
child, nine years old, received a bad
sculp wound, had Its ankle dislocated
and Is not expected to recover. The res
idence of James Armstrong was nearly
blown down. One child was killed and
another has since died.
Inpianapoms, July 2. Near Frank
lin, the house of Mr. Brammer was de
mollshed, killing the entire family of
five persons, and the house of George
Fressle's was also torn to pieces, killing
the entire family of six persons. The
house of Mrs. Armstrong was thrown
down and two persons killed and others
badly injured. The cattle, standing
crops, burns, forests and orchards suf
An Editor Assaulted.
Lancaster, Pa., July 5. This even
ing as J. W. M. Gelst, editor of the Attn
Era, of this city, was going home Geo.
C. Halderman stepped from the Leopard
house and struck him across the fnce
and Bhoulders with a cowhide. As Mr.
Geist stepped backward, James E.
Young, an accomplice of Haldennan's,
attacked Geist with another cowhide,
Inflicting rapid blows. A crowd by this
had gathered and protected Mr. Gelst
from further violence. The assailants
were promptly arrested and gave the re
quired bail. The aflulr has created an
The circumstances leading to the as
sault were that a number of articles,
published In the New Era recently,com
m en ted on the conduct of a number of
young men and ladies of Columbia, this
county ,among whom were the assailants
of the editor.
A Desperate Attempt to Rob. a Rail
A few days ago an attempt was made
to rob an Express car on the.Lake Shore
train. An officer gives the following In
teresting report of the affair : " About
a week ago the officers were informed,
and when It became evident that the
robbers intended to make their attack
Thursday night, I telegraphed officers to
come up to Laporte and return on No.
0. They therefore quietly took the
train,belng careful to conceal themselves
in the state room of a'sleeping car, and
came to the place specified. They
thought best to come to Laporte, where
none of them are known, as It would
not do to be seen at Elkhart, where they
would be immediately recognized.
Thursday night we all took train No. 6,
and, under Capt. Pordy's directions,con
cealcd ourselves behind boxes In the car,
and laid in waiting for our men. Our
feelings of excitement, as the train
neared Ligonier, can be better Imagined
There was a narrow aisle through the
stacks of baggage just wide enough to
allow a party of men to pass through
single file. Manager Carleton sat In the
centre of the car in a small area where
the express matter hud been cleared
away. Nothing occurred to arouse sus
picion till the train was leaving Lig
onier. Then footsteps were heard on
the platform. Every man's breath came
quick, for we thought that an attack
would surely be made.
The train got under headway, and
was about two miles away from the
station, running at full speed, when the
door was opened, and four men, two
with blackened faces, and two wearing
masks, entered the car. The messenger
was quietly and coolly looking over his
bills. I had previously Instructed him
as to his method of procedure, or,rather,
non-procedure. The men walked into
the car single file, and Detective Cava
naugh reached his hand out quickly and
closed the door. They did not notice
the move. One of them laid his hand
on the shoulder of the Messenger Carle
ton and' said, " Hello 1" Carleton, who
had before been oblivious to all sur
roundings, started up and saw fhree re
volvers pointed toward him. It requir
ed the utmost coolness for him to sit
still In that situation, but he acted as if
It were the most usual thing In the
world to pass through the ordeal which
he was then undergoing. The man
with his hand on the messenger's should
er was about to pull the ropes, with
which to bind and gag him, from his
pocket, when I gave the signal, and we
all sprang from our places of conceal
ment. The robbers started to rush out
of the car, but they were Intercepted by
Officers Brown, Cavanaugh, and Tib
bits. We pounced upon them from all
sides, and each selected his man. Then
occurred one of the most desperate lights
I ever witnessed. The men knew that
they were struggling for liberty, and
they were desperate ,us tigers. The air
was filled with yells,and the sight which
presented itself was that of n confused
mass of struggling, yelling humanity.
Two officers bore Laddy to the floor, but
he struggled to his feet and fairly shook
thein oil". One of the party presented
his revolver at Detective Cavanaugh's
head, but that officer struck him across
the hand, and his weapon fell to the
I never saw so desperate a man as Mr.
Hart. (The gentlemnn alluded to is an
old man, who is apparently feeble In
health.) He hit Laddy severaj stunning
blows on the head with a billy that made
the blood fly in all directions, but that
desperate man did not seem to feel it a
particle. Every one of the thieves had
his revolver cocked, but they were all
knocked out of their hands, and we that
were making the arrests fought with
billies and clubs. It was a long time be
fore the men were overpowered. At
last they were handcuffed, and utterly
exhausted. We sat down to contem
plate the result. I expected to find that
some of the men had been seriously In
jured, but aside from some bruises, the
most severe ones administered to Laddy,
no one was Injured.
All the while that the terrible battle
was going on, the train was dashing
along at its usual rate of speed, ami not
a soul among the passengers knew what
a thrilling event was taking place on
the very train in which they were
riding. Greut credit is due evevy man
who aided in the arrest, but special
praise ought in this matter to be bestow
ed upon Mr. Hart, Detectives Tlbblts
and Cavanaugh, and Officers Brown and
Sullivan, and also upon Conductor
Great Quantity of Bark Destroyed.
Seven hundred and fifty dogs were
drowned in the pond at New York in
one day by the public authorities.
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
Washington, D. C, July 4tb, 1877.
Our Government is feeling a new digni
ty from tbe courtesies and honors, justly its
due, that Merrie Old England is paying
it through its ex-President, General Grant.
It seemed, some weeks ago, that no bigber
compliment could be paid than the gift
presented by tbe city of London. I refer
to the golden casket, containing the
freedom of the city, and ornamented with
our coat-of-arms, supported by American
eagles and resting on the flag of our Re
public; but late dispatches contain ac
counts of better still than that. A special
performance was glveu at the Royal
Italian Opera, and when Gen. Grant and
party entered, the assembly arose with tbe
curtain and Mile Albani Bang "The Star
Spangled Banner" with full chorus. The
stage was decorated with the Stars and
Stripes, and Geu. Grant appeared, for the
first time since he has been in England, In
tbe full uniform of a Major General. He
was vociferously applauded aud bowed a
gracious response1. The party then loft the
Opera House to attend tbe Queen's Ball at
President Hayes having appointed Miss
Ada Sweet, Pension Agent at Chicago,
politicians are greatly disappointed. They
have fought bard against her, but their op
position has seemed but to strengthen her
cause in tbe mind of the President. In
deed, he has openly expressod himself as
being In favor of giving women the prefer
ence iu all mattors of appointment to of
fice, other things being equal.
Tbe wife of Gen. Sherman, Is, nnd al
ways has been, a very devoted Catholio,
and when she left this city a few months
Binoe, everybody thought she had joined
in tho Romish pilgramage and was going
to hold personal counsel with the Holy
Pope. She was In fact, only visiting in
St. Louis,and was absent but a few weeks.
Now, however, it is currently roported
that the lady is to receive from the Pope
in testimony of his high appreciation of
her zeal for the Catholio faith, and her
friendship for himself,tbe "Golden Roso,"
which honor is one of the greatest, only
being given to Princes, Potentates and
Powers as a pledge of the paternal nil'ee
tion of the Pope. Pius IX has bestowed
the " Golden Rose" but three times one
he gave to Maria Theresa, Queen of Naples,
to thank her for tbe kinduess and affec
tion with which she and her royal consort,
Ferdinand, received and protected him,
when he fled from Rome in 1S48 ; ,one to
the Empress Eugenie, and one to Eliza
beth, Empress of Austria.
It was said of Minnie Sherman (now
Mrs. Fitch) that she declined to dance
with Queen Victoria's son. The subject
was revived recently by the announcement
of the coming marriage of Miss Nellie
Cox (a great Washington helle of a few
years ago) who was, in reality, the young
lady who declined the honor of dancing
with Prince Arthur. It was in this wise:
Miss Cox's society life was attended by
two unrelentingly discreet maternal ediots.
One was that she should dance no rouud
dances with gentlemen, and the other that
she should not remain at entertainments
later than midnight. Accordingly when
the young Prince asked her for a round
dance she declined, stating her reason, the
Prince was only the more eager for a dance
with her, and asked for the first vacant
square dance on bis card of engagements,
but it was so far down on the list that she
was obliged to decline again as that dance
would not occur till the "wee stua'
A mad-dog caused quite a commotion of
Pennsylvania Avenue the other day. It
was "taken suddent" while playiug with a
f quad of children ; lowered his head,
foamed at the mouth and began snapping
In all directions; He scattered people in
the street, ran Into a house, jumped from
It through a window Into another and Into
the street again, bit one girl, and was
killed by a boy with a hatchet.
M. M. W.
Miscellaneous News Items.
Ciiesteu, Pa., July 4 Mr. Louisa
Culin was shot In the head this morning by
some person unknown. Her condition is
tW A man in Santa Clara county, Cal.,
two weeks ago sawed ofF a limb of a tree
to secure a swarm of beeB which had settled
upon it. The branch in falling knocked
him down and killed him.
t2T The residence of Judge Merrick, of
Scranton, was destroyed by fire on Sunday
morning. The office of the Daily Timet
was also considerably damaged. The tire
is attributed to incendiarism.
Camden, Me., July 0. Alphonso Thayer
and William Perry, of Rochester, were
drowned in the Penobscot bay to-day.
Their boat was capsized by a sword fish
which they were endeavoring to capture.
H5 Dull times have driven many merch
ants to the cash system, and they are now
ornamenting their stores with mottoes
such as " Pay to-day, trust to-morrow ;
" If I trust I bust ;" " In God we trust
all others cash."
tW Blanton Duncan has sued the
managers of the Louisville Library lottery
on behalf of several purchasers of tickets
that drew no prizes. Charges of fraud
are freely made, the amount of money
divided among the managers being stated
at over $ 1,000,000.
A County Commissioner In Montana
while hunting recently, found three bears
in a gulch. He wounded one, and the
other two started for him. He scramblod
up a ledge of rocks, aud was kept there
for hours by the beasts. Becoming hungry
tliey went away, aud he escaped.
tW Judge Harding, of Luzerne county,
recently sentenced a man who had been
found " not guilty " to eighteen months'
imprisonment, lie promptly revoked tbe
sentence when informed by the clerk of tbe
courts that he had incorrectly announced
the verdict of the jury.
tW A man arrived In Buffalo recently
who had come a long distance to place his
mother in an asylum for lunatics. He
went to bed iu a hotel, saying that he had
been so nervous about his mother that he
could not sleep for many nights ; and in
the morning was found to have become a
t3? Joseph Btroup, of Parker, was
struck by lightning on Saturday a week.
Tbe heel of his boot was torn off, and the
bair on his right arm burned off. After
three hours Mr. S. was able to walk around
again. Borne pennies in bis pockets bore
the appearance of having been silver plated
by tbe action of the electricity.
John Keller, of Huntingdon county,
was killed during a rain storm. While giong
down a hill he sat on a lock chain of a
wagon, and the horses becoming frightened
at a clap of thunder ran at a rapid rate of
speed, throwing Eelley to the ground and
one of the hind wheels passing over his
tW An Indian, who had been unloading
flour, was passing up Main street yesterday
with his clothes covered with flour, when a
facetious white brother advised him to
make a loaf of bread of his overalls.
"No," replied the red man, "me feed
'em hog ; maybeso you like 'em." Tbe
pale face was silent. Austin ItcvciUc.
tW Workmen excavating in a lot on
Penu avenue, Pittsburg, discovered at the
depth of about nine feet, an old corduroy
road. Tbe portion unoovered was about
six or seven feet in width, and it was
necessary to saw off that length of tbe
old rails or slabs. The wood was in a good
state of preservation, although no oue
knows how long it has lain buried there.
tMT The Lancaster Express says : " A
curious accident happened to Jacob Eisen
berger, a man in the employ of John
M'Laughlin, at Parkesburg. He wa
walking along on Sunday a week when the
storm came up. He was seized by the
storm and carried a distance of two miles
and then thrown to the ground with great
force. One of his jaw bones was broken
and he was injured internally."
tW A number of valuable cows belong
ing to Mr. John A. Garber, of East Done-
f;al township, Lancaster county, were recent
y killed by eating Paris greeu, mixed with
chop, which was in some manner unex
plained reached by the cattle. The pre
paration was intended to be scattered over
potato vines. Four of the cows died and
two are still suffering from the effects of
the poison. '
tW Tbe farm house at Sterlingville,
Jefferson county, N. Y., which was cou
aumed by fire on Thursday night was
occupied by a man named Patterson. Mrs.
Patterson and one small child escaped by
ruuning through the flames with their
heads covered with blankets. A girl eight
years old was burned to death. Two small
boys saved themselves by jumping from a
chamber window. The fire is supposed to
have been the work of a tramp who had
been refused admission to tbe bouse that
Maucti Chunk, Pa., July 2. Daniel
Fritz, who shot Burke Kelly in Mahoning
township, yesterday, has delivered himself
to the authorities, and will have a hearing
before Judge Dreher, to-morrow. Kelly
and his friends, all rough young fellows
from the Summit Hill mines, were discov
ered by Fritz on bis cherry trees, and when
ordered away became very abusive, and
Kelly advanced threateningly toward! Fritz,
when tbe latter shot him with a shot gun.
Kelly died almost immediately. The coro
ner's jury rendered a verdict of justifiable
C5J A man made a bet that he would
pass twenty-five men over Waterloo Bridge,
London, without toll being taken from
them, and be won. He marshalled his
men and asked the tollman in a nonchalant
way to count them. As soon as the last,
man bad passed the turnstile and all were
walking briskly away, he entered into a
dispute with the tollman as to the number
that had passed. " Twenty-five," said the
tollman. " I vow it- was twenty-seven,''
asserted the other. The dispute continued
until the hint man was out o sight, when
tbe speculator paid his half-penny and
said : " Well, after all, it is no matter of
mine. Good morning."
The Cross and the Crescent.
The American people are distant, yet
most deeply-Interested spectators of the
desperate struggle now in progress, I,
tween the Muscovite and the Turk. The
vast array of forces on either side, the
character of the combatants, the relent
less, obstinate courage of the Russian,
the fanatic valor of the Turk, the com
plication of Interests which seem destin
ed to Involve all Europe In tbe strife,
and the effect such a war Is likely to
have upon the agricultural and Industri
al pursuits of this country, are points
which give to this contest a deep and
And yet, it Is a fact that the mass ot
Americans are almost wholly without
any definite knowledge of the regions
most directly and primarily concerned
In this war. To most readers of our
newspapers, the news from the seat of
war Is in a large degree unintelligible,
from lack of information as to those
people and countries. Morever, the de
mand for this Information has develop
ed the fact that there is not extant any
book giving what is wanted, In reliable
and popular form.
We are glad, therefore, to receive from,
the well-known publishing firm of Hub
bard Bros., advance sheets of a forth
coming volume, entitled " The Cross and'
the Crescent ; or, Itussla and Turkey,
and the Countries Adjacent." It is from
the pen of the well-known hiskrian,Dr.
L. P. Brockett, and gives a full and com
plete description of the countries border
ing on the Black Sea, the Danube, the
Euphrates and the Tigris; Including;
their Extent, Physical and Political Ge
ography ; their History, with all its Va
ried and Thrilling Incidents ; the Reli
gion, Customs, Habits, Manners, and.
Character of each Nationality ; their Mil
itary, Naval and Financial Resources;
the Causes and Influences which led to
thls and former Wars; and a Full and.
Clear Explanation of the Complications
which are driving the Nations of West
ern Europe into participation in It ; the
Massacres of Bulgaria ; the Oppression
and Cruelty which have goaded the oth
er Provinces and Trililirnrir Rtntoc lnn
Insurrection, and the Despotic Sway of
vud xvusBimi uoverumeni, an uepieteui
with great Vividness and Force. It also
contains Biographical Sketches of all
the Prominent Actors In the War now
in Protrresa. Mnnnrnlis. T? nlora tit of
O kj j i.ulllO) V0
men, and Generals, with Portraits of
many of them.
Aside from Its relation to passing,
events, this is a most valuable and rich
ly Interesting volume. The brilliant,
bloody, and eventful history of these
nations, .the character of their govern
ments, the peculiarities of the people,,
their religious beliefs, their social cus
toms, habits and manner of life, present
a subject full of novelty and Instruction
and treated by so able and brilliant an
author as Dr. Brockett, would at any
time attract wide attention ; but coming
ing as It does, in response to an urgent
demand for just the information here
given, It will everywhere meet with an
eager reception , and prove to be the most
important publication of the year.
Go For 'Rm.--The potato bug is already
doing great damage. The ravages of this
nulsance,the cabbage worm,and all other
pests of the kind can be stopped by us
ing the " Pest Poison." It is the cheap
est and surest remedy to be had. For
sale by F. Mortimer, New Bloomfield,
Perry county, Fa. tf.
The celebrated "Capital Lead, which
Is unequalled for whiteness and durabil
ity always on hand and for sale by
tf- F. Mortimer.
Blank Receipt Books for Administrators
and Executors. Also blank notes and
all other blanks for sale at this office, tf;
Carpets, Carpets. Beautiful Brussels, 8
plys and Ingrain, with 30 patterns in
Homemade Carpets, Hemps, Halls and
Stairs at the Carlisle Carpet House,
21, East Main St., Carlisle.
Wall Papers. Over 300 designs for
Halls, Parlors, Dining-rooms, &c, low
as 8 cents up to beautiful tints and Deco
rations, at the Carpet Store,
21, East Main St., Carlisle.
"The Above All," is anew brand o
chewing tobacco, and is without a peer
for excellence and sweetness. For sale,
wholesale and retail, by J.B.Hartzell
In Gantt's Building.
Tailoring promptly and well done.
We will furnish you the goods, or youv
can bring your own material, and be as
sured of having a good fit.
Looking Glasses, Mirrors, Window
Shades, Matts, Rugs, Hassocks, tc.,at
the Carpet Store in Carlisle.
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.
Only a Fip. I have received another
lot of good colors of the 6i cent prints.
Lots of other NEW GOODS are also in
Store and for sale at a bargain. Call
and see them.
Special Notice. Having added a room
for the express purpose of showing car
pets oil cloth aud wall paper, we ask
persons wanting any of these articles to
look at our assortment.
It". P Mortimer.
Webster's Unabridged Illustrated.
Viewed at a whole, we aia confident that no
other living language has a dictionary which
so fully and faithfully seta forth Ha present
condition as this laat edition of Webster does
that of our written and spoken English.'
tongue. JIarptr'lt Magatiiu,