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THE TIMES, NEW BLOOMEIELI), YA.t AUGUST 7, 1877.
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Journal Company, New York.
Severe fighting has ten going on for
several days between the Russians and
Turks, In which the former have been
badly defeated. The Turks are conse
quently quite Jubilant, and the result Is
that any attempt at setUement of the
troubles between the two nations, Is ren
dered still more doubtful of success.
The Philadelphia North American,
the oldest, and by far the most reliable
and best edited dally In that city has re
cently removed to the building, corner
of Seventh and Chestnut Streets. The
building has been fitted up In the most
complete manner, Bnd this change In
quarters Is demanded by the largely In
creased circulation of The North Ameri
The railroad war Is pretty gener
ally over. There Is yet some trouble In
Luzerne county, but the governor Is now
there with plenty of troops, and It Is
probable that no further serious trouble
will occur there. On the line of the
Baltimore and Ohio road the strikers
have taken to bushwhacking, rendering
travel unsafe, and the labors of the rail
road men who are trying to work not
only difficult but dangerous. Troops
are carried as a guard on all trains, and
other bodies of troops are scouring the
country trying to arrest the scoundrels
who are committing such devilish deeds
as shooting at engineers and firemen,
and placing obstacles on the tracks. It
Is to be hoped that when arrested short
work will be made with the ml&creants.
Election Riots In England. ,
Election riots took place at Giimbsy,
England, on Wednesday night. A mob
of 6,000 wrecked the hotel where Mr.
Watklns, who was recently elected to
Parliament, Btayed, and tried to burn it.
Three persons were injured. Troops
were sent to the scene from Sheffield.
Twelve rioters were arrested.
Trains Stopped In Luzerne County.
A mail train bound north on the Le
high Valley Railroad, due at "Wilkes
barre at 2 o'clock P. M., Wednesday, was
detained three-quarters of an hour by a
crowd of 7000 persons at the depot. The
strikers uncoupled the passenger coaches
and threw the coupling bolts In the canal.
The bolts were replaced and United
States detective officers stationed on the
platform to watch them. The train was
backed below the depot, and under a full
head of steam shot past the strikers.
Some of them attempted to board the
train, but failed.
At noon a local train for Plttston was
boarded by the strikers, the engine cut
loose and run into the round house, and
the fire pulled. A large crowd of per
sons assembled, but there was no inter
ference, with the strikers.
A crowd of six or seven thousand peo
ple assembled at the Lehigh Valley depot
to see the mall train south come in at
8:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The
strikers were out in force. A constable
and United States detective standing on
the platform next to the engine were
stoned. Master Mechanic Drumheller
was running the englne,and the strikers
stoned him until he had to get off. As
he did so he was struck in the face with
a stone. The strikers cheered, mounted
the engine, cut it loose and ran it to Su
John Keitler, the constable, was seized
by the mob and roughly handled. They
were going to duck him in the canal,and
would have killed him but for the Inter
ference of friends. He was taken to the
station-horfse for protection. The mob
followed him through the streets hooting
and yelling. A large number of passen
gers were compelled to .'.ay over.
The strikers kept the engine taken
from the train and ran it up and down
the road blowing the whistle and cheer
ing, me miners and railroad men co
alesced and trouble was feared.
The fiist passenger train from the east
arrived atMueellon Wednesday morning;
from Mauob Chunk, thereby breaking
the blockade, and returned on schedule
time with inaMs and passengers for New
York and Plrtladulphlu. Another train
arrived later in the day with twelve mall
jiouches and full complement of pas
sengers. Itorh of these trains were run
by crews belonging to the mnln line, as
the men of tiie Hozelton branch are still
out. The pny ar arrived about noon
and the men wore paid ofT. Up to four
o'clock Wednesday afternoon none of
the strikers had asked to be reinstated.
As the morning train was on Its way
back to Mauch Chunk It was stopped
about five miles below Hazelton by a tie
that lnul been laid across the rails. The
obstruction was placed nt u curve of the
road, but the engineer was able to stop
the train In time to avoid a disaster, al
though the engine struck the tie before
the train could be brought to a halt.
Riot at Scranton.
At Scranton Wednesday morning
about C000 men, armed with clubs and
revolvers, forced all employes of the
Lehigh Iron and Coal Company who
had returned to work after a brief strike
to desist. They then proceeded to the
car shops of the DelavMlire, Lackawanna
and Western llallroad Company, drove
the men from their posts and threatened
to destroy the car shops' office. Not
satisfied with this they violently assault
ed several of the employes, both In the
shop and office, and many of them
sustained painful though not serious
Mayor McKune hastened to the scene
and at the same time sent to a volunteer
organization of young men which had
been guarding the extensive Btores of
the L. I. and C. Co. for about a week
past. The Mayor's arrival at the scene
of the melee was the signal for a general
attack upon hlm,and but for the Interpo
sition of Father Dunn, a Catholic priest,
he would probably have been killed.
He escaped, however, with a double
fracture of the Jaw.
Meanwhile some forty or fifty of the
volunteers marched down Lackawanna
avenue to Washington, where they
were met by the rioters; and after a brief
assault with the clubs and stones fired
Into the crowd, killing four men. The
hoodlums, and In fact everybody were
dispersed, and as they ran, several fell
seriously wounded. The company re
turned to their quarters unmolested. All
places of business were closed by order
of the Mayor, and citizens joined the
volunteers in large numbers. Troops
were sent for and were expected on
Thursday,when fresh trouble was feared.
Meanwhile the streets were cleared by
the police and volunteers.
What Is Wanted. .
People are flattered with the Idea that
good crops will make good times.
That would be the case under other
favorable circumstances but not other
wise. It Is not for want of food pro
duction that times are and have been
hard, but for want of means to employ
labor. What good will it do to have a
good crop If people have not the means
to buy all the flour and meat they want.
Ireland has good crops generally, but
are the Irish people well off for all that V
There are good crops, in Germany, but
times are bad there, nevertheless. Bad
legislation will offset the best crop that
Providence will give the country. Provi
dence Is bountiful, but Congress puts it
out of the power of the people to take ad
vantage or get the benefit of the boun
ty. Better the cou ntry had wise legis
lation and poor crops than good ' crops
and unwise legislation.
A Defaulter Lost by a Sheriff.
The Kansas City Journal says : A
short time since Sheriff J. M. Hedrlck,
of Reno county, Kansas, passed through
this city, armed with a requisition just
issued by the Governor at Topeka on
the Governor of Florida, for the delivery
of the body of C. C. Bemls, three years
ago chairman of the Board of Commis
sioners of Reno county, "who sloped
with $70,000 of the county funds. He
left Florida last Monday and made a
fine home run with his prisoner as far
as Louisville, Ky., where they arrived
on Thursday last.
Here the sheriff had a friend, residing
at No. 60 Market street, on whom he
desired to call. To do this he put Bemls
in charge of a German he found at the
depot, with instructions to watch the
prisoner and see that he did not leave.
The sheriff visited No. 80 Market street,
and was gone about an hour, and when
he returned his bird had flown, but the
special guard was there with the valise
of the sheriff, as also that of the default
He started a short time after the sheriff
left, the party he had been told to notice
asked him to look after the two . valises
and that he would be back in a moment,
but If the other man came first to tell
him to wait as he would return in a
short time. .He then walked off, and
nothing was afterwards heard of him
As Bemls left his wife and two children
In Florida, It was thought he took tho
return train south, but a defaulter with
$70,000 laid up In Florida orange groves
will scarcely be apt to let Kaunas light
ning strike at him twice In the same
Herbert Blanchnrd, 20 years old, has
been clandestinely paying his addresses
to the daughter of Mr. E. Trnsk,- a resi
dent of Savoy, Mnss., and was warned
to discontinue his visits. On Wednesday
last he was fired at by some unknown
person, and on Sunday went to church
at Savoy, where, after an altercation
with Elder Stark, he shot him dead
with a revolver and also mortally wound
ed a brother of the latter, who came to
his assistance. Blunchard attempted to
shoot a lady who was standing near, but
failed, after which he escaped, no one In
tho crowd making an attempt to arrest
He was subsequently captured at south
Readsboro, Vt., and Jailed at Greenfield.
A Dam Disaster In Delaware County.
Last Monday morning Strathaven
dam, on Big Crum creek, gave way,
causing great damage to property below.
John Greer & Co's., cotton and woolen
mill at Avondale, Delaware county, was
flooded, and the machinery and stock
damaged to the amount of $3000.
Ten houses In Avondale were washed
out, and several persons carried down
the stream, but were all saved by ropes
being thrown to them. Great damage
was done to furm-houses, etc., along the
creek. Three bridges, a wool-house,
wagons, fences, trees, and almost every
thing, near the banks of the creek were
swept away. Considerable damage was
done at other points on the creek.
O" A cigar box factory at Cincinnati
was burned on Saturday morning and
eight persons are known to be burned to
death and several others were badly in
jured In trying to escape. Those burned
were most all girls employed on the
A Liberal Gift.
Mr. Vanderbilt, president of theN. Y.,
Central railroad, makes the following'
" Saratoga, August 1. To the Em
ployees of the New York Central and
Jluason Jcwer icaiiroaa Company: We
have passed through a period of unpar
alleled excitement. Surrounded on all
sides by a common enemy, all good citi
zens felt the necessity of sustaining the
authorities. I appealed to you to resist
the wilful lawlessness of bauds of rioters
to protect the property of the company
and assist in restoring order. Your re
sponse haB won the admiration and re
pect of the whole country. Of this com
pany's 12,000 employees less than 200
have shown any disposition to embarrass
it. The property remains intact and un
injured, and you have every where, ex
cept when overcome by outBkle violence,
Ecrformed your duties, and your example
as tended greatly to allay the excite
ment. I think I am jus titled under the
circumstances in making some marked
recognition of your loyalty and faithful
ness and have this day. directed that the
sum of $100,000 be appropriated for the
purpose to be divided ratably according
to their position on the pay roll among
all the employees except executive and
departmental officers and the clerical
force not directly engaged In operating
the road. The policy of the company
heretofore adopted will apply to the pres
ent as well as future emergencies. Men
who in time of trial strike and embar
rass its operations by violently prevent
ing others from doing their duty cannot
remain or re-enter its service.
The late reduction of ten per cent, in
cluding, as It does, every officer and em
ployee in every branch of the service,
except those who receive $1 a day. or $30
per month, was considered a fair and
equitable resultof thecompany 's business
and the compensation thus fixed is fully
equal to that paid by corporations or in
dividuals anywhere for similar services.
Your pay will be Increased the moment
the business of the company will justify
it. William H. vanheiult,
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
United States Post Office Department
and Dead Letter Office.
Washington, D. C, August 1st, 1877.
The first building erected for the accom
modation of the United States Post Office
and Dead Letter Office, and which was also
used for the Patent Office, was destroyed
by fire in 1880. The present building was
built in 16S5. The style of architecture is
a modified Corinthian, and the material of
which it is constructed is New York and
Maryland marble. The lower story of the
North front is occupied by the Washing
ton City Post Office, and the rest of the
building is divided into rooms suitable for
the Department, which is of no special in
terest to visitors excepting the Dead Let
ter Office. There is more business done
in this Department than most people have
any idea of. Borne parts of it are the most
tiresome and others the most interesting of
any Government business I have seen
transacted. Men sit there, where tbey
have grown old and gray-headed, whose
sole employment consists in outting open
the ends of envelopes and packages. At
one table the contents of letters are exam
ined and given over to the various Depart
ments in the office. Those containing
money to the money division ; those in
closing photographs to the table assigned
to them ; and so on, where they are close
ly examined for the purpose of ascertain
ing to whom they may be returned. When
this is discoverable, these letters are given
into the charge of certain clerks who at
tend to that part of the business. Scores
of letters are dally received without stamps
and many with no direction. These ate
examined and in oaae where the writer's
address can he obtained, oiroulars are sent
them requesting stamps and proper address
for their forwarding the circular to be re
turned. The Chief dark of the division
that has this part is a lady, who superin
tends two clerks, and who told me that an
average of 000 of these oiroulars were re
turned dally with the required stamps. Of
the 'portable property" rooelved through
the malls, that is returned to the senders
whose address can be ascertained, and the
rest is variously disposed of. Articles thut
are curious or wonderful or in any way par
ticularly interesting are planed In what is
termed the ' Doad Letter Office Museum,"
kept in a small room adjoining the Dead
Letter Office. Such others things as are of
any value are sold at auction at stated in
tervals, onoe in 3 or 8 years, perhaps, and
the rest, useless and valueless, are burned,
after being allowed to remain a reasonable
time to be claimed. The money coming
from these auction sales with that received
in letters, the writers of which cannot be
known, is used by the Government.
The Museum is of course more interest
ing to visitors than any other part of the
Pose Office Department. All sorts of
mailable objeots are there, and many that
one would suppose unmailable, such as a
vial of gunpowder, and several snakes of
different kinds, which were sent and re
ceived here alive. The articles are arrang
ed on shelves, which extend over three
sides of the room, and are protected by
glass doors. The serpents are now dispos
ed of in glass jars of alcohol, but were
sent in tin cans, scaled up tightly, and per
forated to admit the air. In one of these
Jars is a large rattle-snake, which was alive
and in good condition when it came to
hand. We' can but pity the person who
was suoh a great loser the one for whom
this truly magnificent gift was intended.
Indian relics abound in this Museum,
hatchets, arrow-beads, wampum, pipes,
quivers, bows, and even scalps that have
been torn from human heads. All countries
are represented. I saw upon the same
shelf a pair of Chinese shoes, one of In
dian mocassins, one of Japanese slippers,
some Turkish sandals, and a tiny pair of
baby's morocco shoes. There are all sorts of
toilet ornaments for ladies, hair pins, cos
metics, "rats" and 'mice,' brushes, combs,
lockets and crimps. A pair or two of
white kids are suggestive of an im com
plete party or wedding costume. Several
watches and a large case of rings rings of
every description, from bone and rubber
ones to diamonds and pearls. There are
many interesting notes conuected with ar
ticles, relating to their histories or to cir
cumstances connected with them. I will
only mention a single case, most pathetic
that of an old tinsel brooch, blackened and
blotted attached to a slip of paper upon
wntcn is written the words, " 1 took this
fln when I worked in your father's faml
y, I now return it to you. I am sorry.
M. M. W.
Miscellaneous News Items.
A Paterson, N. J firm is running
80 to 40 looms on silk handkerchiefs.
The Sandusky, Ohio, Wheel Com-
pany, manufacture 20,000 sets, or 80,000
carriage and buggy wheels annually.
tW Owing to a foreign demand leather
boot and shoe material is now ton per cent,
higher than it was one year ago.
E3T" Fifty carpenters from New York
and Brooklyn sailed for England last Tues
day in the steamship Montana.
C3T The Lehigh Car Wheel Works are
making a number of car wheels for the
Eastern Railway of England. It has also
orders from South America.
C3T Pittsburgh has 78 glass factories, 83
iron rolling mills, 8 steel rolling mills, 7
white lead factories, and 29 oil refineries,
and the coal mines tributary to this market
C3ST A stroke of lightning the other day
tore a boy's boot all to pieces and didn't
hurt the boy. The reason was that he had
planed the boot under a tree and gone in
Government officials have establish
ed a number of monuments on the shores
of Salt Lake to indicate the rise and fall
of the water. The News says that since
the first settlement of Utah the waters of
the lake have risen about fourteen feet.
t2P The destruction of sheep in Califor
nia by the recent drouth is estimated at
2,500,000 head, or two-thirds of the sheep
in the State. Many of the great sheep
herders abandoned 7000 to 10,000 head in
tW The world now produces more beet
root than cano sugar; and the United States
would profit by Imitating the example thus
sot. Could we raise what we consume at
home, it would save us over $50,000,000 a
tW Wednesday afternoon ac accident of
a frightful nature occurred at the foundry
of Totten & Co., Pittsburgh, by which 10
men received severe injuries and it's proba
ble that two of the victims will lose their
lives. The accident was the result of an
tW A wife-whipping was a sight in
Congress Park, Saratoga. The couple
were fashionably dressed, and were guests
at one of the best hotels. The husband
used a cane energetically on his wife's
back, and was arrested. lie gave bis name
as Benton, which is said not to be the
truth, and at once quit the village, accom
panied by his wife.
EST" About six month's ago a pair of
ladies' shoes wero mailed from Troy, to a
place in Ireland, but were returned on
account of insufficient postage. The
ackage was then forwarded to the dead
etter office at Washington, but was re
turned, with instructions to deliver to the
sender. As tbat person could not be found,
the shoes were again sent to Washington ;
but they bave come back again, with the
former instructions duplicated.
tW Much public indignation has been
occasioned at New York by reports that
some members of the National Guard
would be discharged by their employers
for their obedience to duty in joining their
regiment when the latter were ordered
under arms to proteot the interests of tbe
community. Thus far, however, only two
cases of actual dl smlssal for this cause
have been made public
tSf Lsst week, Monday, the Lock
Haven National Hank suspended payment.
The dirootors, after a meeting and ex
amination of the affairs of the bank, say
they will reopen, and expect to be able to
pay all tho demands of depositors in a.
UTA little boy named Egbert Johnson,
of Tuskegee,Ala.,went out with a bunting
party a few days since, when one of the
party shot and wounded a orane so that it
was captured, and while Egbert was hand
ling It, it picked one of his eyes nearly if
not quite out.
tiff" On Monday morning a week as the'
Paciflo train West passed through Harris
burg, a bullet hole was observed In one of
the plate glass windows of a Pullman oar..
Upon Inquiry it was ascertained that a shot
was fired into it the previous evening while
going through Jersey City.
Rf San Fanoisoo has been agitated by
by noisoless stray bullets, propelled by some
invisible agency and flying about the streets
to the great inconvenience and danger of
pedestrians. It has just been ascertained
that small boys practising with parlor
rifles" are at the bottom of the mischief.
tW The importance of keeping the
pumps at work in the coal mlnos was il
lustrated in the oase of tbe Diamond mine
at Soranton. Ten years ago its machinery
was disabled, and it took three days to
place it iu repair. During that time the
mine, of course was Idle, and it accumula
ted so much water that it took eight
months' steady work to pump it dry and
place it in working order once more.
tW Mrs. Edward Spaulding of Lynd
bore, N. II., felt a little shock of lightning
during a storm the other night, and on
rising in the morning found one side of her
body paralyzed, but her hearing, which
had been impaired for many years, was
wholly restored to her. She remained
comfortable for a day or two, bnt suddenly
groaned in her sleep and remained uncon
scious for two days more, when she expired.
THE WHITE HOUSE.
The undersigned would ask the citi
zens of Perry and adjoining counties,,
that are in need of any goods in his line.,
snch as HARDWARE, GROCERIES,.
DRUGS, WINES and LIQUOKs'
LEATHER, FISH, SALT, Ac, Ac,
that now is the time to buy a full stock
at LOW PRICES to all. The following
is the prices of some of my goods :
Extra Fat Family Mackerel, II 90 per qr.
Liverpool G. A. halt, 1 2S per sack.
Best Hemlock Bole Leather, 30 cts. per lb
1 yard Wide Floor Oil Cloth, iiicts. per yd
V4 yd wide (turn Table Cloth. 8S " '
Lorlll&rd's Best Tin Tag Tobacco. 75" "
Nails lud and up, 2 75 per keg
Htandard " A" White Sugar, 8lf for 1 00
Best Rio Colfee. 4D lor II 0U
Miller It Weaver's Pure Kye Whis
key, 65cts. per qt.
Miller it Weaver's Pure Kye Whis
key, 12 25 per gal.
Silver Plated 7-Shot Revolvers and
Box Cartridges, 12 50
Silver Plated 6-bliot Revolvers, Larpe
Calibre, 10 50
Double Barrelled Shot Guns, t 00 to ll 00-
1 quart Mason's Porcelain Top Glass
Fruit Jars. f 1 40 per doz.
2 quart do do do 175 per doz.
Note Paper and Envelopes very Cheap.
Window Gloss, Paints and Oils St Low Prices.
(fir ALL GOODS as- represented or
Don't Forget the. Place,
" THE WHITE HOUSE,"
Liverpool, Perry Co., Pa.,
Shuler's Old Stand,
S. M. SHULER, Proprietor.
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, which
is unequalled for whiteness and. durabil
ity always on hand and for sale by
tf. F. Mortimer.
If you wish a splendid Cigar 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 73 cents at
I. Schwartz, Newport, Pa.
See the advertisement of M. B. Gibson
in another column. If you wish to pur
chase a- good Piano or Organ he can
promise you one at low rates.
" The Above All," is a new 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.
THE SEASIDE LIBRARY.
ChoUe books no longer for the few only. The
beet standard novels within the reach of every
one. Books usually sold from 91 to 3 given
(unchanged and unabridged) for 10 and 20
1. East Lynne, Mrs. Henry Wood (Doubld No.) 20c.
2. John Halifax, Gent., By Mists Mulock. 2uc.
3. Jane Eyre.Ily Cliarlotteltroute. (Double No.
4. A Woman llator, Charles Keade'snew novel. 20c.
5. The Black-Indies, Jules Verne's latest. 10c.
6. Lait Days of 1'ompell, By Bulwer. 10c.
T. Adam Bede, By George Eliot. (Double No.) 20c;
8. The Arundel Motto, By Mary Cecil Hay. loc.
9. UldMyddeltou's Money By Mary Cecil Hay.lOo.
10. The Woman In While, By WilkieCollius. 20c.
11. The Mill ou the Floss. Bv George Eliot. 2uc.
12. The American Senator, By Anthony Trol-
tope. ..... &ic
13. A Princess of Thule, By William Black. 20c.
14. The Dead Secret, By Wilkle Collins. loc.
is. Romola, By George Eliot, (Double No.) 2uc.
16. The English at the North Pole and Field of
Ice, In one book. By Jules Verne. 10c.
IT. Hidden Perils, By Mary Cecil Hay. loc.
18. Barbara's History, By Amelia B. Edwards. 2"o.
19. A Terrible Temptation, By Chas. Keade. lc.
20. Old Curiosity Shop, By Charles Dickens. 2lo.
21. Foul Play. BV Charles fieade. . loo.
2i Mananff VVIfa, By Wilkle Collins. 2oo.
23. The Stimre's Legacy, By Mary Cecil Hay. 2oo.
For sale by all Booksellers and Newsdealers, or
sent, postage prepaid, on receipt ol price by
GhOltUK MUNKO. I'l bush ail,
P. C. Box 5o57. 21. 23, aud 25 Vandewater St., N.T.