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THE TIMES NEW BLOOM FIELD, PA. JULY 21, 1877.
JVew llloomfield, July 24, 1S77.
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An Interesting case lately came before
tho court at Bedford, and which hns at
tracted considerable attention. The ed
itor of a newspaper at Huntingdon a
member of the bar, who had been admit
ted to practice in that court, and was
present at tho trial of a case In which he
felt some interest, but was not engaged
as counsel, made some pretty Bevero re
strictions on tho conduct of the Judge.
A part of the members of tho Bedford
bar presented a petition to the court ask
ing that the lawyer editor be debarred.
The case was argued and after mature de
liberation, Judge Hall decided todlsmlss
the petition on the ground that the of
fensive remarks were made by the man
as an editor, and not as a lawyer.
In Baltimore on Friday afternoon
as several companies of soldiers were
leaving their armory on the way to tho
depot they were stoned and fired upon
by a mob in the street. The troops re
turned the fire,killing nine persons and
seriously wounding many others.
The Strikes among the railroad
wen have assumed such shape as to se
riously afl'ect various branches of busi
ness throughout the whole country. Of
course, no one disputes tlfe right of the
railroad men to strike against tbe reduc
tion of pay, if they are disposed to do
so, however foolish such a course may
seem at a time when two or three million
people, taking the country through, are
out of employment; hut when they
have struck, they have exhausted their
right in the matter.
They may lawfully and rightfully
say, " We will not work upon the terms
you offer us ;" but when they add," and
neither will we allow others to fill our
places," they assume the attitude of
criminals, and it becomes the common
interest of society to bring them into
obedience to the law. Should not the
trouble soon be ended, the damage thut
will be done to the shipping interests of
the country will be almost incalculable.
Already the grain and the petroleum
trade to foreign ports has received a se
vere blow, and it will not be many days
before other branches of home industry
will begin to suffer.
A War with Mexico Probable.
Official reports from Gen. Ord state
that the Mexican General, Trevlno, by
direction of his Government, has with
drawn from the agreement entered into
between them in regard to co-operative
movements against Mexican cattle raid
ers. The effect of this withdrawal will
be to give force to the previous instruc
tions to Trevlno to resist any attempts
on the part of the American command
er to pursue raiders across the border by
force. Tho subject will be a matter of
immediate consideration. There will be
no change in the Government, however
The Mexicans will either have to see
that these raiders are prevented from
crossing the border, or take the respon
sibility of any attempt to oppose the
United States forces in carrying out the
instructions given to Gen. Ord.
That TldTl Wave.
Captain Kisser, of the brig Potomac,
recently arrived at San Francisco from
the Marquesas Islands and Tahiti, states
that the tidal wave of May 10th, was
not felt at Tahiti at all, but Mikahiva,
one of the Marquesas group, and in the
bay of Tallohae the water rose and fell
all day ; the greatest rise being fourteen
feet, on Captain Hart's plantation. On
the other side of the island the tide rose
with great force, sweeping away houses
aud other property. The warehouses
were all washed away and the inhabi
tants compelled to flee for their lives.
The most remarkable feature of the phe
nomena is that although there had been
no rain on the island for four years
fall of rain occurred lust nrecedintr the
tidal wave, and at the time of the Poto
mac's sailing it had been raining heavily
for twelve days, washing away bridges,
sc., and doing considerable damage.
A Heavy Suit.
A suit for $4,600,000 has been entered
against the Universal Life Insurance
Company of New York. This has glv
en rise to the expectation that there are
to be additional and more startling de
velopments relative to the management
of the company.
Troublesome Knll-ltoad Strikes.
THE MILITARY" CALLED OUT I
FIGHTING IN BALTIMORE I
Many Lives Lost In Pittsburg.
On the 15th Inst., the Baltimore fc
Ohio 11. 11. Co., reduced the wages of
tho firemen and brakenicn of their
freight trains ten per cent. The men
refused to take the reduced wages and
new men were engaged to take their
place. The old hands threatened them
with violence, and finally gathered in
great force at Martlirsburg and allowed
no transportation trains to move. On
Tuesday the military were called out
and Colonel Faulkner, with his seventy-
five men, took rhnrgo of the train to
move it west, the strikers and their
friends had gathered in Btrong force, not
less than 4,000 of them being on the
scene. They were armed with every
conceivable weapon, and as the train
was about to start they rushed upon it
and cut tho couplings of the cars. Col.
Faulkner called on them to dlsperseand
ordered them back, but these orders were
met with Jeers and threats.
The colonel then threatened that ho
would order tho soldiers to fire on them
If they did not immediately desist.
Scarcely had the words fallen from his
lips when a fusilado of small arms was
opened on the soldiers by the rioters.
One of the soldiers was wounded by a
pistol-shot, and the commanding officer
Immediately gave the order to his men
to return the fire.
Tho soldiers, acting like veterans,
obeyed orders, and the fire Was returned
and one of the rioters killed outright.
Others are supposed to be wounded, as
several were seen to be carried off tho
ground by their comrades. This firing
caused a scene of the wildest confusion,
and several times the mob charged on
tho train, but the military had reloaded
and stood firm, and the rioters were re
From Martinsburg the strike extended
West to Wheeling, on the main stem,
and also on the Parkersburg branch,
numbering a total of 500 men. At
Wheeling about twenty struck. At
Grafton violence was attempted, but was
prorrfptly checked by the civil authori
ties. At Kcyser new men were forced
from the trains by the strikers, who
threatened to shoot any one attempting
to move them. At Martinsburg seventy
trainB, consisting of about 1,200 freight
cars, loaded and empty, two-thirds
bound east and one-third west, are held
by the strikers. Between five and six
hundred head of cattle were on the east
ward bound trains, a larger portion of
which have been turned Into the stock
yards or adjacent pastures.
On Wednesday the strike assumed
such proportions that the Governor of
West Va., called upon the President for
U. S. troops. The President Issued a
proclamation and sent about 400 soldiers
fully equipped under command of Col.
French. On their arrival at MartiiiB
burg, they succeeded in getting some
trains in motion from that point, but the
strikers then gave trouble at other
places. On Thursday the strike had
reached the Ohio division and at New
ark trains were stopped. The governor
of Ohio was appealed to for aid in quell
ing the trouble, but up to the time this
was written had made no call for the
Later in the week the freight hands at
Pittsburgh employed by the P. It. It. co.,
struck and refused to allow freight trains
to move. The Sheriff of Allegheny
county was called upon for assistance
and finding he could not manage the
mob, he asked for military aid.
The Governor issued his proclamation
and troops were ordered out. On Fri
day night and Saturday morning sever
al companies passed over the road from
Philadelphia on their way to the West
ern division, to which part of the road
the trouble is yet confined.
The strike has also extended to some
of the Western roads, and fears are en
tertained of a general strike if vigorous
means are not at once taken.
Monday Morning We learn that
the troubles have extended to the middle
division of the P. It. It. At Altoona.
engines have been disabled and the riot
ers seem to have things their own way,
Trains containing troops were stopped
at Lewistown and were compelled
to return. A conflict is reported to have
taken place at Pittsburgh In which Sher.
if! Fife of Allegheny county was killed
and Gen. Pearson was severely wounded.
A number of citizens were killed by the
military in a charge that was ordered,
and a great number were wounded.
Millions of dollars worth of property
have been destroyed. The Union depot
and the outer depot are both In flames.
The strikers made a raid on the Arsenal
and on several gun shops and supplied
themselves with arms and ammunition.
The troops were finally beaten by the
rioters, and they retreated to the round
house. Finding it difficult to dislodge
them the rioters proceed to set fire to tbe
oil cars, and in a moment the huge vol-
umca of black smoke, whloh rolled up
wards in every direction, told that tho
work of destruction lind commrncod.
The sight of the flames seemed to liter
ally craze the rioters, some of whom
rushed mndly about with fltunlng torches
in their hands np)1ylng them to tho cars
The Fourth division National Ouaid
consisting of companies from York Leb
anon, Dauphin, Hchuylklll and North
umberland counties, under command of
Major General J. K. Slgfrled, has been
ordered to Harrlsburg to protect state
property, and will arrive some time
The troops at Altoona are returning to
At Cumberland, Md., the rioters have
broken open the cars and carried away
goods of every description. The H. It.
co., Is iccelvlng no freight and the en
tire business of the country Is at a stand.
It is impossible as yet to see where or
when this terrible state of affiilrs will
The Great Bank Robbery.
Noni'iiAJin'ON, Mass., July 10. Tho
excitement here over tho trial of Scott
nnd Dunlap, which began to-day, for
breaking into Cashier Whlttelsey's
house, Is intense. Tho trial promises to
bo very stubbornly contested, and the
defence gay It will be Impossible to con
vict even with Edson's testimony.
I'eoplo flocked In from tho adjoining
towns and fully half tho audience were
women. Nine Jurors only had been se
cured when the court adjourned to-day.
Dunlap chullenged twenty-two and
Hcott will probably do the same to-morrow.
The prisoners are strongly guard
ed by special men hired by the bank, as
an attempt at rescue is apprehended.
N. Leonard of Springfield, has been
called in to defend, us Gen. Butler could
not bo retained. Leonard has a great
reputation as a criminal lawyer.
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
Washington, D. C, July 18th, 1877.
The city of Washington has hitherto
boeu exclusively a political capital, nnd not,
like the European seats of Goverment, the
contra of the Nation's iutellect and culture.
This 1b hardly as it Bhould be and there is
really no good reason why our city should
not be the New York of Amortca. Indued,
steps are being taken, of late, for tho ac
complishment of such results and as the
patriotio sontiment of the country grows
and iucreases,the movement is being talked
up by prominont and thinking men, so,
without doubt, the futuro capital of our
Itepubho will bo its intellectual as well as
political centre. The Congressional Libra
ry, which grows with such amazing rapidi
ty, is already one of the largest and most
comprehensive in tho world ; the Smith
sonian Institute which contains vojuablo
scientific and artistio specimens ; the Art
Gallery with its invaluable balls of modern
and ancient statuary, its fine collection of
bronzes, and its beautiful paintings. The
Army Medical Museum, and various othor
similarly attractive institution are drawing
the attention of cultured persons to our
city as a most desirable place of permanent
residence. Because the business of the
place is mostly governmental, aud the
changes coutinually going on make con
stant changes in the officers employed, it is
true that we have bore no "abiding city"
as far as its personnel is concerned, but we
are seeking one to come and among ether
helps we have the proposod civil service re
form, which, if carried out, cannot fail to
exercise a favorable influence in that di
rection. I can do no better than to quote
from a persou of note in the intellectual
and scientific world who says upon this
same subject : " If the Government
adopts the policy of appointing its servants
in the civil sorvice for lifo, or during good
behavior, with promotions for merit, the
whole character of oflicial lifo In Washing
ton will be changed for the better. It will
present attractions for quiet men of letters,
which it did not possess undor the.wretched
system which has hitherto prevailed. If
the oivil service of the nation is truly re
formed and placed upon a footing of fideli
ty and integrity, situations in it will be
particularly desirablo for literary men on
account of the fact that tbey can thereby
secure incomes which will be certain if not
largo, and at tho same time secure a reason
able amount of leisure for literary work.
But the encouragement of literature
should by no means end with opening its
civil service to scholars. The duty which the
Government owes to learning in America
can never be fully and properly discharged,
except by establishing a great National
University at Washington.''
Just at present the Mexican question is
paramount in political circles here. Partly
for want of subject of more moment and
partly from the presence in our midst of
Senor Meta, insisting upon being recogniz
ed by the Uuited States as the lawful rep
resentative of the Mexican Republic. The
matters requiring special attention are not
so much regarding the annexation of Mexi
can territory to our domain as the stopping
of the border troubles against which the
present Administration has taken a bold
stand. They have done it none too soon,
for the patience of the brave Texans is
well-nigh gone and the marauding brigands
of Northern Mexico have carried on their
thieving and pillaging so long that they arp
getting to be a "Time honored custom."
President Hayes bas as yet passed but
little time in the White House since the
removal of bis family to their summer
home. For a brief season, at least, the
Executive family are enjoying a seolusion
that to them must be the greatest of luxu
ries. Strange to say, the people had con
sideration enough to allow a few days to
elapse after the President's return from
the East, before crowding into his presence
at all times and in all places.
One thiug it would bo well if office-seek-ers
could understand that by earrying their
grievances, complaints, and petitions, into
the sanctity of the retreat at Soldiers'
Home (whore President Hayos has eusoono
ed uimsolf purposoly to be free from them)
tbey acorue to themselves no boneflt. If
presented at the White House they are at
least notloed and filed and secure a bare
possibllty, in all oases, of attention and
" All quiet along the Potomao," nnd the
weather is hot, hotter, hottest.
M. M. W.
Miscellaneous News Items.
tW An entorprlslng Scranton girl tins at
the present time two breach of promise
casas pending in the courts.
frSPA Northumberland county farmer
bas been jailed for severoly cutting his sou
with a sluklo, which he throw at the boy.
IW Joshua Noble, an Ohio farmer, was
knocked dowu by a train at Pittsburg on
Sunday, aud received fatal injuries.
tW Seven persons have lost their lives by
the boilor explosion in Lehigh county on
Saturday. The doath of another is ex
pected. tW A sharp shock of earthquake oc
curred at River du Loup, Quebec, at three
on WedneBdny morning, aud lasted about
tW A young man In Cambria county
was recently sentenced to the penintentlary
for one year for simply carrying a revolver
lu his pocket.
The Easton Grays, who were at
Mnuch Chunk during tho execution excite
ment, are in camp at Stroudsburg for eight
tW A colored man, who came to Reading
from Columbia, appealed to the police
authorities on Saturday night to arrest bis
white wife, who ho said had run away
tW During a heavy thunder-storm
Tuesday afternoon at North liorgen, N.
J., Mrs. Augustus Sardow and her babe
and Frederick Muller were instantly killed
IZT The house of V. Ryan, at Black
Rock, Conn., was struck by lightning and
demolished on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs.
Ryan was instantly killed, and a child in
her arms severely injured.
tMTThe Commissioner of Savings Banks
has enjoined the Haverhill, (Mass.) Hav
ings Bank from doing further business.
This was a precautionary step, aud intend
ed to protect the depositors.
tW A large burial plot in Mount Hope
cemetery, near Boston, is completely cov
ered with flowers, so arranged as to repre
sent a book lying open on the ground, with
an inscription referring to a scriptural text.
tW At Constantinople the Softas have
demanded that the Standard of the Proph
et bo raisod for a holy war, but the Palace
has decidod to postpone this extreme stop
till the Russians are nearer Adrianoplo.
t3T As a women at Lexington, Ga., was
about to prepare dinner, she discovered a
snake coiled up in an oven of the stove.
Fearful that it might escape, she closed the
door, built a fire, and baked the reptile.
tW Farmers in the neighborhood of
Philadelphia every summer invite sick
poor children to come out and spend a fe w
days in the country. Kindly women in the
city superintend the excursions, and much
good is accomplished.
IW A sudden draught of hot air ia re
ported to have passed through a cotton
field and peach orchard In western Texas,
a few days ago, scorching and killing every
green thing ittouched for a space 140 yards
wide and 400 yards long.
tW While Hugh Flynn, employed in
Edward Holden's file manufactory, Brook
lyn, was at work among the machinery
recently, he was caught in the belting,
whirled around a drum and instantly killed.
He leaves a wife and two children.
tW Fifty thousand dollars have been
paid over to the secretary of the National
Historical Society of Cincinnati, in accord
ance with the bequest of the late Charles
F. Bodmann, for many years a prominent
business man of that city.
W On Sunday evening three young men
committed a violent assault on a wealthy
lady named Sarah J. Dicks, aged CO years
in the woods near Upland, Delaware coun
ty. Joseph Clownley, one of the perpe
trators, was arrested, and a crowd attempt
ed to got possession of bim to lynch him.
K3T For some time there has been a se
ries of frauds in the segar business in parts
of York county and on Friday Colonel
Griramerson accompanied by Col. Stahle,
of the York office made a descent upon
AVil'.iam G. Meade, segar manufacturer, of
Windsor township and captured and con
fiscated from bim twenty thousand segars
and one hundred pounds of tobacco for a
violation of the stamp laws.
Elizabeth, N. J., July 17 Oeorge
Owens, an Orangeman, stabbed Patrick
Haggerty here to-day, in a quarrel about
the Montreal riot. Haggerty had been
teasing Owens and tbe latter. got a knife
and waited for Haggerty to come from the
workshop. The two men then began to
quarrel and Owens stabbed Haggerty sev
eral times !n the head, face and arms. The
wounded man's injuries are dangerous.
C3T" The N. Y. Sun says : Mrs. Brower,
a beautiful widow, aged 20, employed as a
seamstress in the manufactory of Marley,
Eunson & Co., on Market street, Newark,
received a communication yesterday from
her grandmother's solicitors in England
informing her that her grandmother was
dead and left ber a splondid estate valued
at 1100,000. Her marriage was a love
match. Her husband died two years ago
in Newark, and since that time she bas
earned ber living by her needle. She will
soon sail for England.
tW A New York paper says: For
several weeks past large quantities of linen
goods have mysteriously disappeared from
the Scott & Ralston wholesale store, at 27
White street. Detective Handy, while
watching the store Sunday, saw man
boldly unlock the front door and enter.
When be came out, soon afterward, tbe of
ficer tried to arrest him, but was knocked
down. Tbe burglar was captured in
Church street. lu tbe Leonard street po
lice station be described himself aa Wil
liam Brown of West Uobokeo, but was
recognized as a professional burglar, whose
picture Is in tho Rogues' Gallery, and who
has served a term in State Prison. He had
collected about 13,000 worth of llnon In
the hallway of tbe store, preparatory to
moving it, and had, when he came out two
packages undor his arms. Several skoloton
keys were taken from bim.
t3TA gold excitement Is stirring tho
staid people of Penobscot county, Maine,
the precious metal having been discovered
while some men were engaged blasting for
a resorvoir at Oldtowu, twelve miles from
Bangor. Pellets " as large as peas" have
been found aud pronounced by miners
"pure gold." Asa consequence property
la the neighborhood has run up amazingly,
and one person on Saturday rofused $001)0
for a half aore adjacout to the resorvoir,
and another enthusiastio gontlemaa offered
to Invest f 15,000 if a stock company cat
be raised. Tho presence of gold has nevor
been suspected in the region, and It may be
but a false alarm after all, sluce it too fre
quently happens that "all that glittcis ia
W Brothor Bott, tho Baptist pastor lu
Philadelphia, now plunges into now troub
les, this time owing to the alleged perversi
ty of his wife, who refuses to live with him
uulessbe ohaugesbis ways. Mrs. Bott says
that Bott refuses to give ber money or
clothes. In order to bring him to a sense
pf duty concerning these things.she scream
ed murder a few nights ago, and raised a
commotion in the neighborhood. One re
sult of this was that the meeting at Bott's
churoh laBt week was orowdod with a mis
cellaneous lot of people, who expected Bott
to mako a statement about his difficulties.
Bott was on bis dignity, and did not conde
scend to satisfy thoir curiosity. He has
been heroically banging on to the pastorate
of the church, although tbe Baptist minis
tors of Philadelphia some time ago distal
lowsbipped him for Immorality. He saya
that he is persecuted for righteousness sake.
But there're people In Philadelphia who in
sist that the righteousness of Bott is not
quite as good an article as that of the
Scribes and Pharisees of olden time.
See the advertisement of M. B. Gibson
In another column. If you wish to pur
chase a good Piano or Organ lie can
promise you one at low rates.
The Musical College at Freeburg, Pa.,
commences its Summer Session of six
weeks, July 81st. Send for circular.
F. C. Moyer, Director. 8t
Removal. J. T. Messimer has remov
ed his Slioo Shop to the room adjoining
F. B. Clouscr'a office, 4 doors west of the
Post-Oflice, where he will make to order
Boots and Shoes of all kinds. Repair
ing promptly and neatly executed, lie
will also keep on hand a good assort
ment of Boots and Shoes, which ho will
sell at low prices. Give him a call. 17
Ask your merchants for "Above All"
"Above All Navy Tobacco." Cau
tion. Every Cc. and 10c. plug of this
Celebrated Tobacco is labelled "Wardle's
Above All." None la genuine without.
Baking Powder, just the thing every
lady should have in the house. The
best out, for sale by F. Mortimer.
Only a Flp. I have received mother
lot of good colors of the Oi cent prints.
Lots of other NEW GOODS are also in
Store and for sale at a bargain. Call
aud see them.
For a good Bargain in Summer Cloth
ing go to I. Schwartz, Newport, Pa.
Parasols, Fans, and Hosiery, very low.
" The Peacock" is the best Cigar In the
County for the money. For sale by F.
The celebrated "Capital Lead, whlcb
Is unequalled for whiteness and durabil
ity always on hand and for sale by
tf. F. Mortimer.
Blank Receipt Books for Administrators
nnd Executors. Also blank notes and
all other blanks for sale at this otlice. tf
Tailoring promptly and well done.
We will furnish you the goods, or you
can bring your own material, and be as
sured of having a good fit.
If you wish a splendid Clear go to Mor
timer's and ask for "The Peacock"
A Good Summer Suit for $4.00 at
I. Schwartz, Newport, Pa.
A Good Summer Shawl for 75 cents at
I. Schwartz, Newport, Pa.
Five Cents, or Six for a quarter is the
price of "lhe Peacock" Cigar. For
sale by F. Mortimer.
New Tailor Shop. The undersigned
gives notice to the public that he has
opened a shop opposite ltinesmith's
hotel New Bloomfield, Pa. , in the room
formerly used as a confectionary, where
he is prepared to do work in his line
promptly, and at reasonable prices.
All work warranted to give satisfaction.
Give me a call. Samuel Bentzel.
Bloomfield, May 1, '77 tf.
contains threecakes and costs only sixty cents 4
is sufficient to supply material for at least
twenty Sulphur Baths whlcb wonld eradicate
a whole catalogue of rhuematlc and cutaneous
maladies. Bold by all Dnipglsts.
Hill's Hair & Whisker Dye, black or brown, "
50 cte. 27 4w
CHROMO WALTZ. "
BT CUAHLIK BAKXB.
This li one of the handsomest pieces ever
published. Each copy copy contains an ele
gant chrorao on title page, really worth more
than Is asked for the music, and all perfectly
easy In key of C. Anybody can play the same
on Organ or Piano. It Is especially adapted
for young beginners. Send 25 cents to your
music dealer and procure a eopy or
Address, F. W Helmick,
50 West 4th St., Cincinnati, O.