The New Bloomfield, Pa. times. (New Bloomfield, Pa.) 1877-188?, August 07, 1877, Page 3, Image 3

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May 21m7, 1877.
For Mew York. at 6.80, (.10 a. m. 8.67 and
7.59 p. in. ,
For I'hiladelphla, at 6.20, 8.10, 9.45 a.m.J.OO
and 3.67 p. m.
For Reading, at 8.20, 8.10, 9.45 m. 9.00
8.67 ami 7.66 p. in. . .
For l'ottsvlfio at 8.20. S.10a. m.. and 8.67 p.
m., and via Schuylkill aud Susquehanna Branch
at 2.40 p. in.
For Auburn at 6.10 a. m. ... ...
For Allentown, at 6.20, 8.10 a. in., 8.00,
8.67 and 7. 6fip. m. . .
Tlio 6.2(1. 8.10 a. m.2.00 p.m. and 7.55 p. m.
trains have through cars for New York.
The 6.20, 8.10 a. in., and 2.00 p. ra. tralni bare
through oara for Philadelphia.
For New York, at 6.2H a. in.
For Allentown and Way stations at 5.20a.m.
For Heading, Philadelphia aud Way citation at
1.46p. in.
Leave New York, at 8.45 ft. m., 1.00, 6.80 and
7.4Sp. in.
Leave Philadelphia, at 9.15 a. m. 8.40, and
7.20 p. m.
Leave Heading, at 4, 40,7.40, 11.20a. m. 1.30,0.15
and 10.3ft p. in.
Leave Pottsvllle, at 6.10, 9.15 a. la. aud 4.35
p. m.
And via Schuylkill and Susquohanna Branch at
8.16 a. in.
Leave Auburn at 12 noon.
Leave Alleutown, at 2.30, 5,50,8.55 a.m., 13.15
4.3 and 0.06 p. in. , ,
The 2.30 a. in. train from Allentown and the
4.40 a. ui. trulu from Keadlug do not run ou Mon
days SUNDAYS t
Leave New York, ati.30 p. m.
Leave Philadelphia, nt 7.MI p. m.
Leave Heading, at 4.40, 7.40 a. m. and 10.85 p. m.
Leave Allentown, 2.30 a. in. and 9.06 p. m.
Via Morris and Essex hall Road.
J. K. WOOTEN, Gen. Manager.
C. Q. IUkcock, General Ticket Agent.
Pennsylvania K. R. Time Table.
On and after Monday, June 26th, 1877, Pas
senger trains will run as follows:
Mimintown Aco. 7.32 a. m dally except Sunday.
Johnstown Ex. 12.22 p. M., dally " Sunday
Mail 6.54 P. M., dally excnptSunday
Atlantic Express, 9.54p.m., flag, dally.
WayPass. 9.08 A. M., daily.
Mail 2.43 p. u. dally exceptSunday.
Miltllntown Aco. 6.66 P. M. dally except Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, 11.67P. M., (Flag) dally, ex
cept Sunday.
Facmo Express, 5.17 a. m., dally (flag)
Trains are now run by Philadelphia time, which
Is 13 minutes faster than Altoona time, aud 4 min
utes slower thau New York time.
J.J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, June itfth, 1877, trains
will leave Duncannon, as follows i
Mlflllntown Acc. dally except Sunday at 8.12 a. m.
Johnstown Ex. 12.6 a p. u., dally except Sunday.
Mail 7.30 P. M " "
Atlantio Express 10.20 p. M dally (flag)
Way Passenger, 8.38 a. m., dally
Mafl,2.09P. M dailyexeeptSunday.
Mltliiutown Acc. dailyexeeptSunday at 6.10p.m.
Pittsburg Ex. daily except Sunday (nag) 11.S3P. h.
WM. O. KING Agent.
Would respectfully Inform the publlo that they
have opened a new
Saddlery Slioi
In nioomtleld, on Carlisle Street, two doors North
of the Foundry, where they will manufacture
Saddles, Bridles, Collars,
and every thing usually kept In a first-classes,
tabllshment. Give us a call before going else
where. M. FINE HARNESS a speciality.
REPAIRING done on short notice and at rea
sonable prices.
49- HIDES taken In exchange for work.
Bloom field, January 9. 1877.
Oswego Starch
Is perfectly PURE free from acids and other for
elan substances that injure Linen.
Is STRONGER than any other requiring much
less quantity In using.
Is UNIFORM atillens aud finishes work always
the same.
Eingsford's Oswego Corn Starch
Is the most delicious of all preparations for
Puddings, Blanc-Mange, Cake, Etc.
Fee Reduced. Entire Cost $55.
Patent Office Fee 835 In advance, balance (20
within 6 months after patent allowed. Advice
and examination free. Patents Sold.
19-8m Washington, D. C.
enn AGENT8 WANTED to canvass for a
wUU grand pictukb, 22x28 Inches, entitled
"Tub Illustrated Lord's Prater," Agents
are meeting with great success.
For particulars, address
H. M. CKIDER, Publisher,
48 ly York, Pa.
The undersigned has removed his
Leather and Harness Store
from Front to High Street, near the Penn'a.,
Freight Depot, where he will have on band, and
will sell at
Leather and Harness ol all kinds. Having good
workmen, and by buviug at the lowest cash
prices, I fear no competition.
Market prices paid In cash for Bark. Hides and
Skins. Thankful for past favors, 1 solicit a con
tinuance of the same.
P. a Blankets, Robes, and Shoe findings made
Duncannon, Jnlyl9, 1876. tf
ESTATE HOTICKNotlce Is herebyglven,
that letters of administration on the estate
of John Kunkle lata of Marysvllle Borough.Perry
county Penn'a.. deceased, have been granted to
the undersigned residing in the same place.
All persons Indebted to said estate are requested
to make Immediate payment and those having
claims to present them duly authenticated for set
Junel2,1817. Administrator.
Curing a Jealous Husband.
ing. Elnathan Stiggers was mad.
Elnathan Stiggers was Jealous ag Jeal
oug as man could be. Aud thus It was :
Elnathan Stiggers wag forty years of
Bge, and until within a year of the time
of which we write he had lived the life
of a grasping bachelor ; but at length he
had taken a wife. Whether he loved
Maria Brown as a true man ought to
have loved wo cannot sny ; but we can
say that no sooner had slio become his
wife than he sought to guard her from
the admiring eyes of the rest of the
world. Murla was young and good-look-lug.
As a child shcadmlred the Stiggers
mansion, and as a woman she had ac
cepted the position of Its mistress. Peo
ple said that Stlggcrs had concluded it
would be cheaper to maintain a wife
than to hire a housekeeper ; and at the
same time expressed the opinion that
Htlggers had made a mistake if he an
tlcipated that he was going to bend Ma
ria Drown to the yoke of his penurious
We have said that Stiggers was Jealous,
lie had discovered that a dashing look
ing man had visited his house during his
absence that he had been there twlce,at
least, and that on both occasions he had
been closeted with Mrs. Stiggers. He had
received this lnformatlsn fr6ni old Jona
than Judklns, his man-of-all-work about
his place.
" Sartain sure," declared Jonathan,
" the man has been here twice within a
week. First time he ax'd me, was my
master to hum ; and when I told him
no, he put right straight for the house,
and ax'd for the missus. She came to
the door' and he went in. Three days
afterwardB ho come ngln. When he
went away this last time I waB standing
close by the porch ; and I heerd missus
tell him to be keerful, and not to breathe
a word of what had happened I I did,
sir, sartin sure."
" O I the scoundrel ! Oh, the perfidious
wretch I"
Stiggers ground his heel Into the sand,
and when he had sworn to his heart's
content, or, as much as he thought
Jonathan could bear, he started for the
house, and In the hall met Polly Piper.
Folly was the young muld-servant, and
warmly attached to her mistress. Stig
gers took her by the arm, and dragged
her into the drawing-room,
" Polly Piper, If you value your life,
tell me the truth I" He stamped his
foot and looked furious. Ordinarily
Polly would have been frightened by
such an exhibition of madness on the
part of a man ; but Elnathan Stiggers
was hardly made up for frighteningany
body, particularly a quick-witted wo
man. " Thqre has been a young man here to
see Mrs. Stiggers a dashing man he
has been here twice V" s
" Yes, sir," answered Polly.
" Ah you acknowledge it I What did
he come for?"
" I cannot tell you, sir."
" Don't you know ?"
Polly looked up almost wickedly.
" Yes, sir."
" Aha I Oho I you know, eh ? And
what did he come here for ?"
Polly Piper looked resolute, and yet
the wicked expression an expression
such as only a bright-eyed, saucy girl
can wear was upon her face.
" I cannot tell you, sir."
" Cannot ?"
" No, sir."
" Polly Piper, If you value your life,
tell me."
"I cannot."
" Why not ?"
" My mistress made me promise."
" Made you promise not to teU why
that young villian came here 1"'
" Made me promise, sir, not to tell
why the beautiful young gentleman
came here."
" Wretch I Hypocrite 1 Worm 1
Leave my housej You are no longer in
my employ ! But stay I Did this creep
ing, sneaking villainous abomination of
a man use terms of endearment to Mrs.
Stiggers ?"
" I think he had reason, Bir, to bless
" Ha! he did V And what for?"
" I cannot tell you sir."
"You promised Mrs. Stiggers you
would not, eh ?"
" Yes, sir."
" Out with you, vixen I Pack up your
contemptible wardrobe, and leave I Let
me never set eyes upon your detestable,
fiendish face again 1"
Elnathan Stiggers went to the side
board in the dining-room, and swallow
ed a tumbler full of brandy, and then
sought his wife, whom he found quietly
sewing in the sitting-room.
" So, Mrs. Stiggers I have caught you
at last, have IV"
Mrs. Stiggers was not unprepared for
this. . Polly had just passed through the
" You have caught me sewing a but
ton on your shirt, you carelesH man,"
said she without looking up.
" O! you double-dyed traitress !"
MrB. Stiggers laid down her work, and
raised her head.
' Elnathan t"
" O, don't think to fool mo, Mrs. Stlg
gers. I know you for a false, deceitful
treacherous, evil-eyed "
"Mr. Stiggers I"
" Who Is the gay Lothario that's been
buzzing about your bower during my
Elnathan had sat down, well nigh
out of breath.
" You mean the young man who call
ed to see me?"
" Yes I mean the graceless villian
who persists in visiting you when I'm
" Really, Mr. Stiggers, your abrupt
and ungentlemanly manner does not In
vite me to entertain your question."
" But you do not deny that he bus
been here?" '
" I do not."
" The last time he was here he gave
you a written letter, and told you that
you had made him happy ?"
" He gave me a written paper, sir."
" And declared that you hud made him
a happy man ?"
" I think he did use words to that
" Mrs. Stiggers, what was that writ
ten pnper?"
"When you are more respectful, I
moy tell you."
" Then you will not tell me now ?"
"I will not."
" And you bade Polly Piper to be se
cret about the matter ?"
" Mrs. Stiggers, that Is enough 1 I am
not a fool I I am not to be henpecked I
Henceforth you are nothing to me I Had
you confessed yo,ur weakness, and hum
bly asked my forgiveness, I might have
overlooked this disgraceful proceeding ;
but since you are wickedly contumacious
I shall do the only thing which is left
for me to do. I shall call your relatives
in, and in their presence I shall expose
you ; and they shall then Judge wheth
er I have reason to put you from me!"
" You can do as you please, Mr. Stig
gers." "IsjaftdoasI please!" And with
this Elnathan Stiggers strode from the
And while the savage fit was upon
him Stiggers posted off and called upon
the relatives of his wife who lived near
at hand. They were shocked when they
had heard his accusations; but they
were Incredulous. They had ' known
Maria as a most properand discreet maid
en, and they could not believe that she
had so forgotten herself. But they were
willing to assemble at his house, and
witness the cfl'ect of his accusations be
fore them.
And that evening the BrOwns, and
the Joneses, and Pipers all relatives of
the suspected wife were gathered to
gether in Elnathan Stiggers' largo drawing-room,
and Mrs. Stiggers was sum
moned before them.
First, Jonathan Judklns was called
upon for his story.
"But Mrs. Stiggers Interrupted.
" There is no need," she said, "that
our servants should be questioned. I
can give all needed particulars."
" Aha, madam ! We shall see ! Now
answer me." Mr. Stiggers spoke very
grandiloquently." I have told our
friends of the scandalizing facts so far
as they are known to me. Now, Mrs.
Stiggers, will you tell us what was the
villain's name?" . .
" You mean the name of the gentle
man who called upon me ?"
" As you please."
" His name, as he wrote it, was Gus
tavus Vanderveer."
" A most gallant name, I must 'con
fess I Where was he from ? "
"New York."
" Ah ! a moBt proper place I And you
made him a happy man ?"
" He so declared.".
"He did? So. so, we are getting
on. And what did you do to make him
so excessively liappy ?"
" I did what he Lad evidently began
to fear never would be done."
" You did ? And you bound your ser
vant to secrecy V"
" Yes. I did not care that his errand
should be known to our friends for your
sake, Elnathan, as well as for my own."
"O, yes! very careful for my sake!
But Mrs. Stiggers, would you be so kind
as to tell us what that marvellous deed
was which he had feared never might be
accomplished, but which you so pleas
antly wrought out from him ?"
" It is written oh tills paper," gald Mrs.
Stiggers, at the same time taking a neat
ly folded paper from her pocket.
"Oho! That Is the paper. he gave
you?" ,. '
" Yes. Shall I let my uncle read it ?"
"Aye. We will hear It. ' Read It
aloud, Deacon, Read every word."
Deacon Solomon Brown took the pa
per, and having stood up near to the
mantel lamp, and adjusted his spectacles
he read, lu'resonant. vigorous tones, as
follows: .
" New York, June the Jirtl ehhteen
hundred and sixty-eiqht.ELNA THAN
&naaM's to rApziioAn& iNK.
MAN, debtor.' To one ropy of the
JivanrrJIcal Gazette, from Jane flmt,
IMS, to June flmt, XHaS, Twenty.flve doU
lars. licoelved payment, Ountavui Van.
dcrveer, for the J'uMhhcrf"
" You will understand," remarked Mrs.
Stlggcrs, very quietly, "that the terms
of the poper were two dollars a year, to
which fifty cents wag to bo added if not
paid within six months."
Mr. Stlggcrs caught the receipt from
the Deacon's hand, and when ho had
seen Its written face, he sank down like
a man palsied.
" The collector," pursued Mrs. Stlg
gcrs, " was very, very happy, when he
found himself in possession of the full
amount of the bill. He had sought
long, but in vain, to collect it by mall.
And perhaps you can all of you under
stand that delicate instinct of a true and
sensitive wife which would seek to hide
from the world a thing so damoglng to
the character of her husband as an un
pnld newspaper account of so many
years' standing."
To the present day Elnathan Stlggors
has but a faint idea of how he got rid of
his summoned witnesses on that event
ful evoning; but upon two very Import
ant particulars he feels that ho can with
perfect assurance take his oath :
Firtl i He has not since allowed him
self to manifest any symptoms of Jeal
ousy toward bis wife ; and, Second I
has precluded the possibility of another
"visit from the New York collector by
paying invariably In advance for his
YESTERDAY I was sitting in my
office vainly essaying to stab an ob
structive fiy with a quill pen, when a
stranger entered the open door, carefully
selecting a chair and seated himself with
a sigh. He was attired In a suit of rusty
black, and In person was tall, lank and
cadaverous. Apparently he had seen
better days a good many of them. He
calmly removed a slouch hat from his
dome of thought, wiped his Corinthian
brow with his coat sleeve, and spoke aa
follows :
" Are you the proprietor of this
ranch ?"
" Yes, sir; what do you wish ?"
" Well, I thought I'd drop in and see
you. I want to draw your attention to
a little matter. Now would you suspect
that the United Stated is bankrupt ab
solutely bankrupt ?"
" Never dreamed of such a thing."
"That's Just it. The people go on
thoughtless and careless, and all the
time the country is plunging madly down
the steps of corruption to Irretrievable
"You don't say!"
"Yes, sir; it's a solemn fact, and Its
about time something wasdone about it.
The Goddess of Liberty is going around
without a cent In her pocket, and 2,000,
000 of her children are begging for bread.
Look at our prisons and poor-houses-chuck
full every one of them, running
over with paupers and crlmlnals,and for
every Individual within their walls there
are hundreds outside who ought to be
there. Look at our railroads I Rates
high and stocks low, locomotives draw
ing more empty cars than loaded ones,
shops running on half time, track hands
all discharged and rails rusting from dis
use. Look at our steamships! Full of
rats and rotten planks. No business to
speak of. Going to Europe with little
or nothing, compared with tho cargoes
they used to carry, and coming back
with less. Wharves tumbling down and
floating away by piecemeal. Then
glance at our farming industry. Farmer
riding around In his carriage; hired
man doing all tho work, and doing only
half of It at that, farmer's wife playing
on the piano, and ragged children play
ing on the front steps; sheriff looming
up in the back-ground. Look at your
mechanics. Out of work ; tools in the
pawn-shop; children hungry; wives
hopeless ; nothing left but suicide or the
poorbouse ; look at our merchants. Busi
ness at a standstill; counters covered
with the dust of day before yesterday ;
yardstick laid away for future reference ;
proprietor gazing wistfully out of the
window in search of a customer that
cometh not. Look at our army. No
pay, no ammunition ; takes them all
summer to whip a band of crippled
squaws, country too poor to pay them
and soldiers can't fight without cash.
When a soldier pawns his sword he
pawns his courage with it. Then look
at our Navy. Bless you ! There's noth
ing to look at except a few old wooden
hulks. We haven't a vessel that could
cross Long Island Sound in a summer's
breeze, without going to pieces. Navy,
Indeed! Why, a blind man afloat in a
wash tub, armed with a Colt's revolver,
could sink our whole navy in fifteen
minutes. No wonder Europe laughs at
us. Now what Is the remedy for all
this ? Work, untiring, unceasing work.
By industry we thrive. Let us one and
all put our shoulder to the wheel and
lift the mired chariot of commerce up
out of the bog-hole of bankruptcy Into
the smooth highway of prosperity and
start it rolling once more. By the way,
I nm out of work at present, and If you
could lend mo a quarter till I find a
Job "
In my haste to get up I unfortunately
upset the desk, and 'when I reached the
door with the quarter the tramp had
vanished, and was not.
' Life In tho East.
When the first troop of Cossacks rode
through Bucharest the Roumanian la
dles were very anxious to see them, and
the long avenuo was lined with car
riages. A column of dust arose, thick
ening and drawing nearer. A cry of
delight and Impatience passed all along;
ladles eagerly stood up, favored gentle
men climbed upon tho coach box and
the wheels. Tho column of dust ap
proached, and presently tho Cossack lan
ceg pierced It, glittering In tho sun.
Dark and colorless masses loomed
through It, and strango but stirring
muslo wag in the air. Not a sound was
heard while they passed except that
martial war song of the bards who had
each sonutl and shrill accompaniment of
whistles modulated to weird harmony.
No rattle of accoutrements lietrayed the
Cossack; his very horse seems trained
to move with silent activity. With that
pii-an in one's ears, and the whistles
soreaming through It, ono beholds with
out astonishment the warriors glide
past, stealthy and swift. One recog
nizes the surviving race of an earlier
time. To tho same war song, perhaps
marched tho ancestors of these people
when they overran Russia. The Bu
charest ladles were not a llttlo impressed
and not a little frightened. They look
ed at each other blankly, with little
shrugs of the shoulder to express dis
taste. One of them confessed to tho
London standard correspondent, who
describes the scene, that her Muscovite
sympathies vanished at the sight of the
first Cossack, so ugly and dirty was he.
The Hue and Cry of Envy.
The successful man Is always a target
for the arrows of envy. There Is always
something at hand to tell how poor,how
obscure, how " no account" he used to
be, and to express wonder and astonish
ment that he should ever have "amoun
ted to anything." The fact that he has
amounted to something, that he has
proved himself a success, seems to make
some of his acquaintances feel that they
have been robbed in a manner, and that
by so much as he has risen above them
in position or influence, by so much
they are dwarfed. They will not admit
the fact that he has justly earned in po
sition, but attribute it all to a streak of
"luck." Now the truth is that there
are very few men of note before the
public who have not fought their way
up through poverty, obscurity, disaster
and countless oppositions of adverse cir
cumstances. In fact, almost everybody
" that is anybody" has had to fight for
his crown, and when he gets it, should
not everybody rejoice with him ? Doubt
less there's many a rough diamond that
is never polished and set, but lies buried
In mountain gulches covered with mud :
many a " mute, . inglorious Milton"
sleeps in quiet country churchyards ;
but the world is flashing with light from
diamonds that are set, ringing with mel
ody irom .Button's tnatare not mute.
Six Thousand Dollars Found and Lost.
Catharine Bourlier, a French woman
residing in this place, while passing
through a strip of woods recently, near
Hadley, three miles east, discovered a
black portfolio in a hollow stump.
Breaking the lock open she found it con
tained $6,000 in fives,' tens, fifties and
hundred dollar bills. Fearing It to bo
counterfeit money, she disliked to take
it home. She hid the portfolio and con
tents under a stump back of her resi
dence, and to-day notified Sheriff Mun
son, of Fort Wayne, who came and
found the place as described, but portfo
lio and money gone. A genuine five
dollar bill was found close by. Fresh
footprints were also discovered. Tho
supposition is the money was either
counterfeit or the fruits of a heavy rob
bery. Officers are trying to solve the
mystery. Areola Ind.,) Telegram.
A Knowing Rat.
Kennedy, a Cambridge, Mass., fire-bug,
was pardoned from the State prison, one
day recently, after serving some ten
years of a life sentence, and, after putting
on citizens' clothes, asked to be allowed
to take with him a rat, which has been
his companion during many years of his
confinement. The rat, however, did
not recognize him in his new dress, and
ran from him. An officer suggested to
him to put on his prison jacket and see
what the effect would be. Kennedy did
so, and the rat quickly ran Into his arms.
tjy There was an attempt to murder
Mrs. Fanny Williams, a colored servant,
at Bloomfleld, Conn, Sunday night, by
somebody who climbed to her open win
dow by a ladder, struck matches to see
the bed, and fired a pistol. Though all In
the house heard the report, nobody, not'
even tho vlctln, was enough aroused to
get up. A ladder was found against the
window In the morning, matches were
scattered on the sill, and the ball was
lodged In the bed In line with tho wom
an's heart.