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THE TIMES NEW BLOOM FIELD, PA., AUGUST 14, 1877.
A TRIP TO JAVA.
SOME years since we were landed at
Anjler, In the Island of Java, with
certain written Instructions, which we
were to carry out if It were possible for
us to do bo, and every attempt was made
to comply with the orders of the firm,
always providing not too much money
was required for the purpose. In fact a
corner was to he formed In Java coffee,
and all the crop, which was not a large
one, was to be bought up and shipped to
Boston If the matter could be arranged
In a satisfactory manner, and at prices
which would pay for the investment and
the trip. We had letters of credit to two
well known firms of Batavla, from Bar
ing Brothers, asking for one million of
dollars at sight; but the money was not
to be called for or the drafts mentioned,
unless we could see our way clear In the
speculation, for fear the Dutch traders
would become alarmed and put up the
price of coffee to such an extent that no
money could be made in exporting to
our native city one or two cargoes. The
reason we were selected for such a deli
cate and difficult mission was because
the junior partner of the firm, by whom
I was employed, flatly refused to quit
Boston for the long voyage, having been
recently married and not wishing to
leave his young bride for a year or more ;
and the lady swore by all the oriental
pearls that graced her pretty white neck
, andshoulders, that she would see all
the nasty ships owned by the firm sunk
in the ocean, before she would take
passage in one with her husband and be
seasick, and have no opportunity of
wearing some of her nice wedding gar
ments, and thus make the unmarried
girls of her acquaintance mad with envy
and jealousy. Besides she had heard
that all ships were infested with cock
roaches, and ate clothes and toenails, for
the want of something better, and she
wouldn't have such things near her, not
If she knew it ; and in fact she made
such a confounded row that her father,
Tvho was at the head of the firm, told
her she might dry her tears and sleep iu
peace, for her own Charles should re
main at home, and some one go In his
place ; and that is the reason we were
promoted from a high stool and a dull
eet of books, to be an active agent of the
great East India house of Boomey & Co.
of Boston. It was all on account of
nice clothes and a decided fear of cock
roaches. We had been in the employ of
the firm for ten years and was reputed
trustworthy and industrious, and as we
were single, not in love, only twenty
five years of age, and desired to see the
world at some one's expense, and earn
a larger salary, we were not long in ac
cepting the generous offer which was
made to Us, and in a weeks time we were
packing away our dunnage on board of
-the clipper ship Julia, eighteen hundred
4ons burden, and the fastest craft that
Boomey & Co. owned, and they had
:about twenty-seven vessels which sported
the private signal of the firm, and not
one of them cost over forty thousand
The Julia cleared for Hong Kong with
i ft full cargo of assorted Yankee notions,
1 such as had always found a ready mar
i ket there ; but the master was instructed
' to land me at Anjier, on the plea that
my health was too poor to continue the
voyage, and then proceed to his destined
port discharge cargo, clear for Manilla,
as though to take a freight of sugar and
hemp, but in reality to shape his course
for Batavla and pretend that a gale had
blown him out of his course, and he had
determined to see what could be done in
the way of freight at Java before pro
ceeding to the Philippine Islands. All
this secrecy was for the purpose of
throwing off the track the many con
signees of Hong Kong, who always
watched the movements of Boomey 's
ehips with the greatest interest and fol
lowed where they led, certain that mon
ey could be made where they dropped
anchor. Even our own consignee was
not entrusted with the great secret, for
fear that some one in his counting-room
would get hold of it and thus spoil the
nice little corner that was to be made.
Well, according to agreement we were
landed at Anjier on the supposition that
we were ill, but a more healthy passen
ger never stepped on shore, and the cap
tain laughed as we shook hands on the
beach and told me to tone down my ap
petite or the physicians of Java would
swear we were a fraud and unworthy of
belief. After taking on board fresh
water, fruit and chickens, the Julia
spread her wings and sailed the same
day that anchor was dropped, for her
port of destination.
Anjier is a dull little seaport,so we had
no desire to remain there longer than
possible. We made application to the
Dutch authorities for permission to
journey overland to Batavla, and as our
passport was all right we had no trouble
on that score. The only difficulty was
In finding a good guido and horses.
Through the aid of the officials, how
ever, all these were provided, and the
next morning at daybreak we were off,
intending to reach ft plantation sixteen
miles from Anjier, where a rest was to bo
taken during the heat of the day, and
fresh horses and guides were to be pro
cuied for the next stage of our Journey.
We were provided with a circular letter
to all the planters on the route, from the
authorities of Anjier, so were sure of a
welcome and freedom from suspicion of
being regarded in the light of an in
truder, as the Dutch are very Jealous of
their little but profitable island, and do
not care to have strangers traverse its
length and breadth. We might tell
many adventures of that long and tire
some journey, but have not the space in
this article. We met with wild ani
mals, beautiful birds, musk deer, angry
buflalos, troops of monkeys, who nutde
faces at us and mocked us as we passed
along under branches of sweet smelling
trees, and once In a while we saw huge
snakes basking In the sun and waiting
for a breakfast of monkey or deer. But
we escaped all danger, and at 9 o'clock
arrived at the plantation, owned by a
Mr. Heckler, an honest old Dutchman,
who raised coffee and children, and who
smoked a long pipe and wished he could
once more taste real fresh beer.
He and his family were Just sitting
down to breakfast when we arrived, and
after he had spelled through our letter
of Introduction, welcomed us to his house
and home as heartily as if we were an
old friend of the family. He gave us an
excellent breakfast, and swore that we
must remain all night at Ills house, and
would not give an order for horses and
guide until we had consented. He
wanted to hear news of the world, and
so did his family, and they kept our
tongue on the move ull after sun
down, but while at supper we managed
to ask a few questions.
" Do the monkeys ever annoy youV"
we said. " We saw hundreds on the
road between here and Anjier."
"Got in heben," was the answer,
" dey raise de difll wld my dings. Dey
do all sorts of mischief, I no help mine
self. I kill 'em and dey Btay away for
one while and den dey come again, vot
shall I does wld 'em, I don't know."
Of course I had no advice to give, for
it was a question I did not understand,
but thd next morning Mr. Heckler came
to my room just about daylight, and
wanted me to get up.
" You comes wld me," he said, " If
you vonts to see de nasty monkeys as
more den you eber sees afore. Dey is
raisin' dunder with all my dings. O
mine Got, what a lots of 'em."
We were dressed in a few minutes,and
followed our host to a portion of his
plantation, where mangoes, oranges,
lemons and other fruits were growing in
profusion, and there saw a sight which
we shall never forget. On every tree
and on the ground were monkeys, large
vigorous fellows, a species of the ourang,
engaged in stripping of the fruits and re
moving them to a place where they
could be carried off at leisure. They did
not seem to care much for our presence,
but gave us some evil glances and show
ed their long white teeth when we ven
tured near them. They worked in a
very systematic manner, for while a
portion of the troop tore the fruit from
the trees others gathered it up and car
ried It off.
" Mine Got, dey take all," muttered
the Dutchman. " Vot shall I do V"
' Shoot them," we replied.
" Yaw, but mine gun is at de house."
We had two revolvers in a belt around
our waist. We drew one of them, took
aim at a big fellow in a tree, Just hand
ing down a number of oranges to a com
panion. The shot struck him in a vital
part, and with a yell of agony down he
tumbled to the ground.
There was a chorus of yells, screams
that sounded like those of human be
ings in distress, and the next moment
Mr. Heckler and the writer was alone.
The monkeys had gone and carried their
dead companion with them.
We returned to the house for break
fast, and after an ample repast our host
furnished us with horses and guide.called
us a nice " vellow as ever dar vas," and
away we went for the next station.
But we have not time to relate all of
our adventures on the road. We ar
rived at Batavla in safety, after a long
and fatiguing journey, found that coffee
could be bought for less than had been
calculated on, took all that was offered,
and then had the satisfaction of load
ing the Julia and another ship with
what we had purchased ; and the very
day we sailed for home in the Julia, a
score of coffee speculators arrived to buy
up the crop, but they were too late.
Messrs. Boomey & Co. made a pretty
good thing out of the operation, and
they made us a present of five thousand
dollars for serving them so well.
A Simple Cure for Drunkenness.
A Brooklyn man writes : " I drank
more intoxicating liquor from the year
1S67 to the last day of 1873 than any
other person I ever knew or heard of;
and in the mean time, knowing this
sure cure, did not practice It on myself,
but, for fun, did practice It on many
others, and effected permanent cures.
The remedy of the cure is this : When
a person finds he must have a drink, let
him take a drink of water, say two or
three swallows, as often as the thirst or
craving may desire. Let him continue
this practice. Ills old chums will laugh,
but let him persevere, and It will not be
a week before the appetite for any kind
of stimulant will disappear altogether,
and water be taken to quench the natu
ral thirst. If at any time the victim
should feel a craving, let him take the
first opportunity and obtain a swallow
of water, and he' can pass and repass all
saloonB. When he goes home at night
he will feel satisfied and be sober and
have money in his pocket. I com
menced this practice the first day of
1874, and never think of taking a drink
MIKE MAHONY'S LUCK.
MIKE MAHONY was an Irishman,
every whit ; but ho was a shrewd
Irishman, and obtained more money
and cold victuals by his wit than by hard
labor. In fact, he was determined to
make this country what he had been
told it was before he came over the
water, a place where a man could live
It happened one day that Mike, who
had strayed up into the country, was
anxious to reach a railroad depot. His
legs were weary, and though he had
partaken of a substantial breakfast from
the well-spread table of a hospitable
farmer, the idea of traveling sixteen
miles before nightfall, had little charms
for a lazy fellow like Mike.
Mike had traveled about a half-mile
when he observed a large hand-bill
posted on thesign-post,though not much
of a scholar he managed, after spelling
the hard words to read as follows :
Stolen : A man calling himself Wil
liam Clafflln, hired of the subscriber a
gray horse and Concord built wagon, for
the purpose of going to Keystone and
return the same day, but has not been
heard from since. Said Clafllin was a
small man pock-marked with a Bear un
der his eye.
" That's me," said Mike, " barrln' the
scar, and that aisy make.
lie Jogged along to the tavern, enter
ing with a downcast look and took a
seat before the fire.
In a few minutes he heard a whisper
ing among the inmates, and felt that
the prospect of a ride was not so bad as
It might be.
Soon the landlord entered and after
whispering a few moments, tapped
Mike on the shoulder and said :
" Where is your horse, my good fel
" Horse, ",said Mike looking up.
" Yes the horse you hired."
" Sure, an' the owner has him. You
wouldn't accuse an honest Irishman of
the like of me stealing a horse, would
"You may look like an honest man,
but don't you see that's an exact de
scription of you?"
" An' what does that say, sure 1"'
" That you stole a horse and wagon."
" Is it me you mane V"
" Take me out of this, by the blessed
St. Patrick," and Mike was making fast
for the door, when the landlord stepped
" No you don't said he," taking Mike
by the collar.
Mike began to shed tears, and tried to
foften the heart of the landlord.
" An' sure you wouldn't be the manes
uf puttin' a poor fellow to prison. Let
me go now, and I'll never darken the
doors of your house again, as sure as
" What V" asked the landlord.
" An' what's the name ye read on the
"It's no matter I'm sure he's
chap," said the landlord ; " don't
think so?" addressing himself to
crowd who had gathered in the
"Yes," was the response.
In less than half an hour the land
lord's team was at the door, and Mike
was ordered to get in.
" Sure, you'll give me a drop of the
crathure," said Mike, " afore ye taken
me out into the cold weather."
" Yes," said the landlord, ordering his
boy to set out the decanter.
" Here's to the health of ye," said
Mike, " and may the blessed Virgin pur
tuct ye, and save ye from ever belli' in
The liquor was drank and Mike and
the landlord started off for the town
from which the horse had been stolen.
During the first part of the journey,
Mike was exceedingly taciturn, and the
landlord was not disposed to disturb his
meditations. They had proceeded some
half dozen miles when Mike asked :
" Arid what will you get for this job,
"Twenty-five dollars, perhaps," re
plied the landlord.
" Sure an' ye'll make better business
of it than myself, if ye get that."
" Yes, I guess so," replied the land
Mike relapsed into silence, and after
an hour's ride they halted In front of a
stable, and the landlord sung out to the
" Here's the fellow that stole your
This brought out the stablekeeper
and his hostlers, and the former having
thrown Mike's head back so as to get a
fair view of his face, said :
"This isn't the man."
"Isn't the man," repeated the aston
" An' didn't I tell ye so," said Mike.
" But it's myself that's obliged to ye for
takln' me here, an' savin' me trouble of
a weary Journey on foot. An' now,"
turning to the stablekeeper, "If ye'll
tell me the way to the railroad, it is
Mike Mahony that will quick be out of
a country where honest men are onclvl
The road was pointed out to him and
he trudged off at a lively pace, while the
landlord, deliberately turning his team
around departed amid a shout of laugh
ter, inwardly resolved never to arrest a
man for horse stealing again.
An Unlueky Question.
A barber who had been converted to
religion was told that he mu9t work for
the souls around him. The tonsorlal
artist was a diffident man, and he did
not know how to begin ; but one day a
pretty hard case came In to be shaved,
and he thought ho would improve the
opportunity. The expected convert was
seated iu a chair, duly lathered.the razor
strapped till it was as keen as a Damas
cus blade, and Just ready to apply to the
customers throat, when the barber
whispered in his ear:
" Are you prepared to die ?"
. With a bound and a shout the victim
left the chair, crying :
"Not if I know it" rushed. up the
street hatless, and terrified lest he should
be pursued by the,as he supposed.woufd
be murderous barber. The wlelder of
the razor has given up conversation
during business hours.
What They Came To.
A gentleman had five daughters, all
of whom he brought up to some useful
and respectable occupation of life. These
daughters married one after the other,
with the consent of their father. The
first married a gentleman by the name
of Poor ; the second a Mr. Little ; the
third a Mr. Short; the fourth a Mr.
Brown ; and the fifth a Mr. Hogg. At
the wedding of the later her sisters.with
their husbands, were present. After the
ceremonies of the wedding were over,
the old gentleman said to his guests :
" I have taken great pains to educate
my five daughters that they may act
well their parts 1& life ; and from their
advantages and improvements I hoped
that they would do honor to my fami
ly ; and now I find that all my pains,
cares and expectations have turned out
nothing but a Poor, Little, Short, Br oivn,
Boys and Home.
Make home a pleasant place for your
boys. Do not be so afraid of your best
parlor that they may not use it. Let
them have plenty of warmth and light,
and entertaining books to read, and
any parlor games they like. Girls may
stay at home if home be the dullest
place under the moon, but boys will not.
If their young companions are banish
ed, if they are checked when they laugh,
or Bing, or make a noise, if they may
not have the innocent freedom that they
need, under their parents roof, then they
will have freedom of some sort else
where. And there are always enough
ready to beckon them to places where
the bloom is brushed from youth's round
cheek. A young man will squeeze a lit
tle " fun" out of his life, and, if you
want him to be a credit to you and to
himself, make it possible for him to en
joy himself in his home. Let the home
be a place to live and breathe in, not
merely a roof under which he may eat
An Alleged Slanderer Shot.
On Tuesday evening Gale Hollings
worth, of White Pigeon, Keokuk co.,
Iowa,was shot and killed by Miss Wfiite,
for alleged slander. She met Hollings
worth and presented him with a written
statement confessing he had causelessly
Blundered her, demanding him to sign
it. He denied the charge tand refused to
sign the paper, upon which she drew a
revolver, and shot him, not fatally. He
ran and she pursued, firing a second shot,
which took effect. He climbed upon a
fence, when, overcome by his wounds, lie
fell to the ground. Miss White then
came up, placed the muzzle of her pistol
to his head and fired a third time, killing
kini instantly. Hollingsworth was a
middle-aged well-to-do farmer ,and leaves
a wife and family. Miss White is a
young lady of good family, who has al
ways borne a good character. At last
accounts she has not been arrested.
O" Gratitude in the generality of men
Is only a strong and secret wish to re
ceive still greater benefits.
MANY WHO ARE SUFI EIUKU
from the elTecU of the warm weather and are
t.m..-j .... . ...
ucuiutnuju, are advised ny physicians to take,
moderate amounts of whisky two or three
times durlnrr tha A, Tn inn. mi. !,.
who adopt this advice frequently Increase the
uriuM- ana in nine oecome con
firmed lnehrlatee. A beverage which will not
create thirst for Intoxicating liquors, and which
Is Intended especially for the benefit of debili
tated persons, whether at home or abroad, Is
Dr. Bcbenck'e Bea Weed Tonic. Containing
the Juices of many medicinal herbs, this prep
aration docs not create an appetite for the In
toxicating cop. The nourishing and the life.
supporting properties of maiy valuable natu
ral productions contained In It and well-known
to medical men have most strengthening In
fluence. A single bottle of the Tonlo will
demonstrate Its valuable qualities. From de
bility arising from sickness, over-exertion or
from any cause whatever, a wine-glnM full of
Bea Weed Tonlo taken after meals will
strengthen the stomach and create an appetite
for wholesome food. To all who are about
leaving their homes, we desire to say that the
excellent effects of Dr. Bcheck's seasonable
remedies, Bea Weed Tonic, and Mandrake
Partten'arly evident when taken by
those who are Injuriously affected by a change
of water and diet. No person should leave
home without taking a supply of these safe
guards along. For sale by all Druggists.31 lm
USSER & ALLEN
Now offer the public
A RARE AND ELEGANT ASSORTMENT OF
Consisting st all shades suitable for the season.
BLEACHED AND UNBLEACHED
AT VARIOUS rRICES.
AN ENDLESS SELECTION OF PRINTS!
We sell and do keep a good quality of
SUGARS, COFFEES & SYRUPS,
And everything under the head of
Machine Needles and oil for all makes of
To be convinced that our goods are
CHEAP AS THE CHEAPEST,
IS TO CMA AND EXAMINE STOCK.
49- No trouble to show goods.
Don't forget the
Newport, Perry County, Pa.
MADE by Agents In cities and coun
try towns. Only necessary to show
samples to make sales and money, for
any one out of employment and dlspos
ed to work. Used dally by all business
men. Send Stamp for circular, with
prices to agents. Address
" SPECIAL AGENCY,"
Kendall Building, Chicago
THE subscriber has now on band at
Good Sole Leather,
. Kip of Superior Quality,
LININGS, ROANS, &c.
NEW BLOOMFIE1D, PA.
TRESPAS9 NOTICE.-Notlce Is hereby by gl y.
en to all parsons not to trespass on the
grounds of the uudersigned, situate iu Madison
and Jackson townships, by picking berries, rUh
1"B. hunting, or otherwise trespassing, as they
i u M.uiuiun law.
Sol. V. Gbbt t
Isaac HoixrTBron t
M HA. MikV K Uuinu .
J. a. ()MP ;
Holomon Bo web;
1. Jousson ;
W. B. Ghat :
ANDUBW TBOSTUt i
B.O. Smith :
June 19, 1877. pd
M us. Sahah Stam BAL'UH i
James a. Anoiksom i
J am k Woods, .
IADIES AND CHILDREN will find a
J splendid assortment of ahees at the one.
price more of F. Mortimer.