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THE TIMES, NEW. BIA)OMFIELD,TAi, SEFlEMltEll 1&J 1877.
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R. R.
ARKANQRMENT OF PASSftSQER TRAINS.
Aitgwit 15lh, 1877.
THAIN8 LEAVE HARR18HUKG AS FOLLOWS
For New York, at B.20, 8.10 . m. .87p. ra.
And 7.55 p. m.
For Philadelphia, at 6.20, 8.10,9.46 a.m. and
and 8.87 p. m. .
For Rending, at 5.20, 8.10, 9.43 . m. and 100
3.87 and 7.85. . i . ..
For rottHTllle at 8.20. 8.10 a. m.. anil B.87
p. in., and via 8:huylklU and Huaquehanna
Branch at 2.40 p. m. . .
For Auburn la B. B. Br. at 8.10 a. m.
For Allent.ovJn,t 5.20, 8.1oa. m and at 100,
3.57 and 7.85 p. m. . .. ,
The 8.2Q,8,fo a. m., S.B7anA 7.55 p. m., trains
have through cars lor Kew York.
The 6.2, 8.10 a.m.. and 2.00 p.m., trains have
through cars for Philadelphia.
For New York, at 8.20 a. m.
ForAllentown and Way Stations at 5.20 a.m.
For Reading, Philadelphia and Way Atatlonsat
1.45 p. in.
TRAILS FOR HARRISBUHG, LEAVE A6 FO L
, LOWS :
Leave New York, ats.iS a. m., 1.00, 6.80 aud
7.45 p. m.
Leave Philadelphia, at 9.19 a. m. 8.40, and
7.20 p.m. ,
Leave Reading, at 1.40,7.40, 11.20 a. m. 1.30,
6.15 and lo. Si p. m.
Leave Pottsvllle, fct 8.10, 9.1S a.m. and 4.35
And via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at
8.15 a. in.
Leave Auburn vlaS. & 8. Mr. at 12 noon.
Leave Alletuowu, at t2.30 5,50, 8.66a. in., 12.1',
4.30 and 9.03 p. m.
Leave New York, at 5.30 p.m.
Leave Philadelphia, at 7.20 p. m.
Leave Rending, at 4.40, 7.40, a. m. and 10.35
Leave AUentown, nt2 ?.e a.m., and 9.05 p. m.
J. E. WOOTEN, Gen. Manager.
C. G. Hancock, General Ticket Agent. .
tDoes not run on Mondays.
Via Morris aud Essex K. K.
Peunsjlvania B. K. Time Table.
On and after Monday, June 25th, 1877, Pas
senger tralBswIU run as follows:
Miffllntown Ace. 7.32 a. m., dally except Bunday.
Johnstown Ex. 12.22 P. H. dally " Sunday
Mall 6.54 P. M., daily exceptSundaj
Atlantic Express, 9.54p.m., nag, dally.
VTayPass. 9.08 A. m., dally.
Mall 2.43 p. m. dally exceptSunday.
Mittllntown Ace. 6.85 P. M. dally except Sunday .
Pittsburgh Express, 11.67P. M., (Flag) dally, ex
racfilc Express, 6.17 a. m.. dally (flag)
Trains are now run by Philadelphia time, which
is 13 minutes faster than Altoona time, and 4 min
utes slower than New York time.
J. J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, June 25th, 1877, trains
will leave Duucannon, as follows :
Miffllntown Acc. daily except Sundayat 8.12 a. m.
Johnstown Ex. 12.58P. M., daily except Sunday.
Mail 7.30 P. M " "
Atlantic Express 10.20 p. M., dally (flag) .
Way Passenger, 8.38 a.m., dally
Mall, 2.09 p. m dallyexceptSunday.
Miffllntown Acc. dallyexceptSunday at 6.16p.m.
Pittsburg Ex. dally except Sunday (flag) 11.33p. M.
WM. O. KING Agent.
F. QU1GLEY & CO.,
Would respectfully Inform the publlo that they
have opened a new
in Bloomfield, on Carlisle Street, two doors North
of the Foundry, where they will manufacture
HARNESS OF ALL KINDS,
Saddles, Bridles, Collars,
and every thing usually kept In a first-class es
tablishment. Give us a call before going else
where. , tea. FINE HARNESS a speciality.
REPAIRING done on short notice aud at rea
HIDES taken In exchange for work.
D. F. QUIGLEY & CO.
Bloomfield, January 9, 1877.
Is the 'BEST and MOST ECONOMICAL In the
Is perfectly PURE free from acids and other for
eign substances that Injure Llneii.
Is 6THONGER than any otherrequiring much
less quantity In using.
Is UNIFORM stiifens aud finishes work always
Kingsford's Oswego Corn Starch
Is the most delicious of all preparations for
Puddings, iilanoMauge, Cake, Etc.
Fee Reduced. Entire Cost $55.
Patent Oftlce Fee ?35 In advance, balance 820
within 6 months after patent allowed. Advice
and examination free. Patents Sold.
J. VANCE LEWIS CO.,
19-3m Washington, D. (X
(iflfl AGENTS WANTED to canvass for a
JuU grand picture, 22x28 Inches, entitled
"Tub Illustrated Lord's Prater." Agents
are meeting with great success.
For particulars, address
H. M. CRIDEK, Publisher,
48 ly York, Pa. .
The undersigned has removed bis
Leather and Harness Store
from Front to High Street, near the Fenn'a.,
Freight Depot, where he will have en hand, and
will soil at
Leather and Harness of all kinds. Having good
workmen, and by buying at the lowest caeti
price, I fear no competition.
Market prices paid In cash for Bark. Hides and
klns. Thankful for past favors, 1 solicit a cou.
tlnuance of the same.
P. R Blaukets, Robes, and Shoe-endings made
JOR. M. HAWLEY.
Duncannon, Julylfl, 1870. tf
ESTATE NOTICE Notice Is hereby given,
that letters of administration on the estate
of John Kunkle late of MurysvDle Borougu.I'erry
county Penn'a.. deceased, have been granted to
the undersigned residing in the same place.
All persons indebted to said estate kre requested
to make Immediate payment and those having
claims to present them duly authenticated lor jset
.Tune 12, 1877. Aduilulstrator.
Correyxjti'fenw of Tht Timet.
From the Atlantic to the Pacific
on Foot .
. By a Discharged Apprentice.
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THIS is the way It come about. A
few years ago I became seized with
the notion, that I believe is quite com
mon among green country boys of my
age, that some day or another, I , would
see and learn something of this world
and of the people who inhabit it.
At this time I was earning Ave dol
lars per month as a farmer's hired boy.
I had no friends to give me counsel or
assistance, and it was only last spring
that I was the owner of a sufficient
amount of hard cash, to warrant me In
setting out on my long thought-of-expe-dition.
. , , ,
After paying my passage in the steer
age, across the Atlantic, I found myself
in Glasgow with about three hundred
dollars iu my pocket. A very small
sum, one would suppose, for an Europe
an tour, but it would have been quite
sufficient to have enabled me, In the in
dependent and economical way of trav
ellng I had adopted, to have walked at
my leisure, through every country in
Europe. I afterwards found that the
major parf of the laboring classes in
Great Britain, lived on less than
eighteen cents per day, and it was not
nn Uncommon thing to find n day labor
er In Ireland feeding a half dozen young
recruits for the Fenian army, on an in
come of 3 shillings (81.75) per week. I
talked with an intelligent widow about
ten miles out from Belfast, who sup
ported herself and three helpless chil
dren by making embroidered handker
chiefs at twelve cents each. She said
that by working from daylight till dark,
(artificial light she could not afford), she
could do the work on one hauderchlef
per day. These same handkerchiefs are
bought by the fashionable young ladies
in this country, at from two to three
dollars apiece, and after being well sat
urated with eau de cologne, are used to
dash the struggling tear from their eyes,
while they read the latest sensational
novel in the Ledger.
I kept an account of my expenses in
England for two weeks, during which
time I walked Upwards of one hundred
and fifty miles, and they did not exceed
fourteen cents per day. Of course I
paid nothing for lodging. In the cold of
rainy season, when it would not be ex
pedient to sleep in the open air or under
hay-stacks, about six or eight cents
should be added for the expenses of a
bed. I mention these facts in this con
nection because so much has been said
about the great expense of traveling in
the Old World, and because these lines
may catch the eye of some young man
who has the pluck and desires the bene
fit of an European tour, but is kept
from undertaking it for want of money.
I took particular pains to inquire about
the expense of living on the Continent
of Europe, and I am satisfied I could
travel there both summer and winter on
twenty-five cents per day and grow
As I stated, I arrived in Glasgow with
three hundred dollars in my pocket, but
I did not long have the care of so much
surplus money about me, before I was
relieved of it entirely by a dexterous
thief and had to resort to an occasional
day's work in the harvest field and the
rigid economy alluded to, to keep from
becoming a British pauper outright.
Under these clrcumstances,I was thrown
entirely among the laboring classes, or
more properly the slaves of the aristoc
racy of Great Britain, and it was these
poor slaves, a majority of whom could
neither read nor wrlte,by them hundreds
of eager questions about America, who
taught me how little I really knew
about my own country. In fact, in
many instances, I was looked upon as
an impostor, so great was my ignorance,
and I resolved, after I had made the
tour of Great Britain, if there was
enough left of me, I would return to
this country and go " from the Atlantic
to the Taciflo on foot."
I came home in the 6teerage of an
emigrant ship along with seven hun
dred emigrant passengers, who, after
years, perhaps of painful toll in the fac
tory or field, and denying themselves
every luxury and , many of the most
simple conveniences of life, in order to
save up the few pounds necessary to
take them over the Atlantic, had bade a
long farewell to their native land and
the home of their childhood, with tear
ful eyes and prayful hearts had ventur
ed forth they scarcely knew where to
that country of the free, where they had
been told that the poor man could be " a
man for a' that." ,
It has become quite common for Amer
icans to sneer at and ridicule the home
ly and sturdy emigrants who land on our
shores. Just let it once be known that
a man or a woman from what
ever country, er of however noble a na
ture, has arrived in America by way of
Castle Garden, and he or she Is no long
er thought fit to associate with the
genteel and refined, But oh, what a
lesson of courage, of fortitude, of self
denial, of trud christian patience might
our fnehlonabla,slck!y and uselef s young
ladies learn from these robust emigrant
girls, and some of our white-livered,
girlish young men might get a few les
sons In true, itrudy manliness from
these brawny and broad-shouldered emi
grant boys. , ! i
After spending a few days in New
York to complete the necessary arrange
ments, 1 again strapped over my shoul
der the little traveling bag that had
been so faithful a companion during my
ramblo in the Old World, and reached
the ferry in time to take the 4 o'clock
boat for Jersey Clty on the morning of
August 27. The night had been rainy
and , the pilot , went I feeling biB way
through the thick fog that hung over
the bay, liable at any moment to have
hlB frail craft dashed into splinters by
the staunch vessels coming up from the
sea, and which have the right of way.
I could but think how typical this all
was of the Journey I was about under
taking. How many dangers I must
pass ere I should reach the other shore
by the Faclfic, or whether 1 should ever
live to reach it at all or not. All seemed
dark and gloomy before me. The few
friends who had followed me to the fer
ry to see me launch off into this gloomy
darkness, had warned me again and
again that I was undertaking a witless'
Job, if not an utter Impossibility, and
even the kind editor of the World gave
me a whole column of advice,counseling
me to turn back after my t first day's
tramp, and that I could see and learn
more by walking fifty doys around New
York than I would by pegging across
the continent on foot.
If any one be curious to know why I
adopted this mode of traveling, my
answer Is, because it is the only way one
can study a country and Its people. A
horse or two, with a comfortable car
riage, would no doubt, be a conven
ience, but as the crusty old New Eng
land farmer used to tell me, when I
asked for a horse to ride into town, that
" them's haTn't got horses must go
afoot." I have no horses ; and as I can
see no crime in a young man walking
quietly through one or more countries,
because he prefers that mode of studying,
to being housed up Inside the cold stone
walls of a college, or because he cannot
afford to ride, I do not see why the
managers of the public press should
make such a powwow about it. .1 pay
for all the shoe leather I wear and all
the bread I eat.and I raise corns and blis
ters on no one's feet but my own. : I am
walking on no wager; 1 am no jockey
walker ; I am not walking "on time."
I Intend to reach San Francisco in one
hundred and fifty days from the time I
left New York. Yet, if I find it better
for me to spend two or three hundred
days, on the way, I shall do so. I shall
walk as far as I please in a day, and rest
when I get tired, if I can find a clean
dry place to lie down.
In my next, I will try to give you
something of what I have seen, heard
and done, since the pilot put me safely
on Jersey soil. ,
POTTS GETS ASTONISHED.
ONE NIGHT during ' the recent
troubles in the Pennsylvania coal
regions, Judge Potts' brother, Thomas
Potts, was round at a meeting of mine
owners, and after the adjournment he
stepped into a tavern. While there he
met some friends, and in the course of
an hour or two he got very intoxicated.
On his way home he lost his hat, and a
miner, who knew him, feeling compas
sion for him, clapped on his head a
miner's hat ; and in order to make the
dark street look brigher, he lighted the
lamp in front of the hat. When Potts
reached the house his wife had gone to
bed and the lights were out; but Potts
felt certain the lamp was burning in the
hall, but he couldn't for the life of him
tell where it was.
He looked at the regular lamp, and it
seemed to be out ; then hunted in every
direction for the light, but he was un
able to find it, although it' seemed to
shine brightly wherever he went.
Presently he happened to stop in front
of the mirror in the hat-rack, and then
he saw precisely where the light was.
After a brief objurgation upon Mrs.
Potts for leaving a light burning in Buch
a place, he went up to the mirror and
tried to blow it out. He blew and blew,
but somehow the flame burned as steadi
ly as before.
" That," said Potts, " is the most ex
traor'nary lamp's ever been my misfor
tune t' encounter." '
Then he took off his coat, and holding
it in front of him, crept cautiously up
to the mirror and ' tried to crush the
coat over the lamp, which still burned
" That's cer'lnly very extro'nary !
Moz' 'stonishin' clrcumstanz come un'r
my observation. Don 'no how t' 'count
for it 1" , ,
It occurred to him that perhaps he
might smash the lamp with an urn-
brella. Seizing the weapon he went up
to the hnt-rack, and aiming a terrible
blow fit the light he brought the urn
brejla down. He missed and smashed
his Sunday hat Intd chaos. " He took
nlni again and caught the umbrella In
the lamp overhead, bringing It down
with a crash. Then he tried ft third
time and . plunged the ferrule of the
umbrella through the mirror, smashing
It to atoms; he felt exultant for a
moment as the light disappeared from
his vision, but he was perplexed to find
there was another light somewhere. So
he sat down on the stairs and remark,
" Moz' 'stonlshln' clrcumstanz ever
come un'r my observation. What n'
thunder does it mean anyhow If Light's
gone, an' yet It's shlnin' I Perfectly In
comprehensible I Wish t' gracious Mrs.
Pott'd wake up tin' 'splatn it. Durn 'f
I know what I had better do."
Then Potts took off his hat to scratch
his head, in the hope that he might
scare up an Idea, and the truth flashed
upon him. Gazing at the lamp for a
moment, until he drank in a full con
ception . of the trouble it had caused!
him, he suddenly smashed it down on
the floor in a rage, and extinguished it
after covering two yards of carpet with
grease. Then he wen t to bed, and in
the morning Mrs. Potts informed him
that some of those horrible miners had
broken into the house the night before
and left one of their hats with a lamp.-j-Potts
turned over in bed so that she
could not see his face, and said if the
stern hand of the law wasn't laid upon
those ruffians soon, nobody's life would
be safe. . . , ...
Breach of Promise.
On the Norfolk Circuit, Lee was once
retained for the plaintiff In an action
for breach of promise of marriage ; when
the brief was brought him, he inquired
whether the lady for redress, whose in
jury he was to seek, was good-looking.
"Very handsome, indeed, sir!" was
the assurance of Helen's attorney. ' '
" Then, sir," replied Lee, " I beg you
will request her to be In court, and in a
place where she can be seen."
Tho attorney promised compliance ;
and the lady, in accordance with Lee's
wishes, took her seat in a conspicuous
place. Lee, in addressing the jury, did
not fall to insist with great warmth on
the " abominable cruelty" which had
been exercised towards " the lovely and
confiding female" before them, and did
not sit down until he had suooeeded in
working up their feelings to the desired
The counsel on the other side, how
ever,speedily broke the spell with which
Lee had enchanted the jury, by observ
ing that his learned friend in describing
the graces nnd beauty of the plaintiff
had not mentioned one fact, namely,
that the lady had a wooden leg. The
court was convulsed with laughter,
while Lee, who was Ignorant of this
circumstance, looked aghast ; and the
jury, ashamed of tho influence that
mere eloquence had had upon them, re
turned a verdict for the defendant.
A Railroad Man's Yarns.
I TIPPED over "fTTrain at Winona,
said a railroad man, telling the
story, on that twenty-foot trestle, on the
curve coming to the bridge. We were
only running at a Bpeed of six miles an
hour, had just started out, and were
coming to a full stop before striking the
bridge, when I saw my baggage coach
lurch; The track just slid out from
under us. I picked up n big stick of
wood and mashed down the latch of the
big wood stove, so the door wouldn't
open we had to break it open after
ward. Just as I picked up the stick, my
brakeman threw up his hands. " My
God 1" said he, " we're gone !"
" Run to your Btove," said I. He did
not understand me, and instead of
clinching the latch he ran Jn the for
ward car, and lay down flat in the aisle.
I ran through the rear car, and told the
passengers to drop on their knees and
hang to the seats, and the mothers to
lay their babies on the seats and put
their arms tight over them and hold on
to the back of the seats, and we rolled
over just'as slow. We' seemed a long
time going down. Only one person was
killed, and fifteen or twenty slightly in
jured. The brakeman was on his feet
as he went down, and wasn't scratched.
If we had been running fust we would
all have been killed. In case of acci
dent, passengers should hang tight to
something. If possible get on the floor
of the car. -
I saw one thing happen that I have
laughed over a hundred times. We were
coming down on a high grade, ' and by
the side of the road, fifty or sixty feet
lower than the track, there was a
shanty, where seven or eight Irishmen
were eating dinner. The windows and
doors wero all wide open. We were
going at pretty good speed, when the
cow catcher struck a hog, aud knocked
it right down the bank, in at door, and
on to tho table. , I , never saw fellows
jump so in my life ; they got out of that
house sudden, scared to death. The hog
wasn't hurt at all. i You can hit a hog
harder without killing It than any oth
er animal. The expression, though, on
those faces, as the pig lit ou the table,
and the. Irishmen lit out doors, was
enough to kill. I laughed for weeks
every time 1 passed the place'.' '
In the Colorado Desert. -
Tills1 Is a Btory to Illustrate the possi
bilities of the Colorado Desert : " Some
three years ago a , wandering home
hunter, having sold out his rude home
stead In Los Angeles county, rigged up
a team with a good supply of yearling
nursery trees, seeds, &c, Intending tq go
to Arizona with his wife and two chil
dren. His way was through this desert.
Itestlng Ofle day to recruit his bor?es
vVliere a few bushes offered browslng.fcis
children amused themselves digging a
hole. The 'mother noticed that the
loamy sand was moist, i In a few mln
tites she drove a crowbar down four feet
below the' h6le and struck water. A
wisp of straw Inserted brought up by
iaplllary attraction enough to prove tho
water good and to' quench thlrBt. ' Next
day they dug a Well, and at six feet
found water plenty n Jhe third day.
" If this miserable soil would grow any
thing we might squat here," said they.
While debating a green spot appeared.
It was the horses' oats and hay seed
which, with spiled water, had grown to
a lively green on the fourth day. Where
oats1 and grass grow everything will
grow; let us pitch our tent right here.'
And they did so. Very rude culture,
with water, gave them in sixty days
vegetables enough to support them for a
year. From this rude beginning see now,
August, 1877, how quickly industry,
with trifling coin, can realize a luxuri
ant home in a climate which knows no
winter, and where vegetable growth is
as active in December as in April. Al
ready he has grapes, apples, peaches and
bananas. Alfalfa clover he cuts every
month. Stacks , of hay, cows, sheep,
pigs and fowls make it look like a rich
farm long established, ...
An Old Homestead's Old Furniture.
An auction took place at the old
Brown homestead' in the town of
Lincoln, Mass., Tuesday, when a varie
ty of old furniture and other house
hold goods were disposed of. The house
of three rooms, ' built by Benjamin
Brown in 1080, is almost as ' he left it,
save that its rotting sills and moss-grown
roof-form a portion of a qualnt,rambling,
odd-looking mansion of S3 rooms and
closets, which five ' generations of de
scendants have grafted on to it. Among
the articles sold was a little table brought
over by Capt. Abram Brown in 1630. It
sold for $5, and Mr. W. E. Baker, of
Wellesley, who came late, vainly offer
ed the purchaser $15 for it.' From an
other table of good English oak,brought
over in the Same ship, two rickety otto
man frames had been made, and these
Mr. Baker got for Tfoi two cushion
ed chairs with straight high backs and a
generally uncomfortable look,' he paid
$12 ; and for two others equally ancient,
homely, and useless ha gave $9. Mr.
Baker was a liberal buyer, . his bill for
oddities and antiquities amounting to
between $200 and $300. ; Most of the
nondescript stuff and a variety of the
modern fixings went at small : prices to
general buyers. Many of ; the really
valuable keepsakes were taken by repre
sentatives of the Browns, and a set of
brass andirons, with accompanying
shovel, tongs, Ac, were taken for Judge
Hoar at $10. A massive eight-day clock
brought $00, aud another of similar ap
pearance, offered much later, was sold at
$1.75. . : :.. ..;. ,,;
Good Eyes. : . ; f
Half a dozen men staying at the West
End Hotel, Long Branch, had left their
beds soon after dawn, and were sporting
in the surf in the state of nature,, never
suspecting that they would be seen by
any woman. It seems, however, that a
young couple, who were in love with
one another when young folks get up
very early it is a sure Bign that they are
smitten had risen about 4 o'clock, with
the intent of taking a long stroll before
breakfast, fancying they could not see
enough of one another in any ordinary
day. They were walking slowly and
sentimentally along the bluff, not far
from the hotel, when he perceived the
men bathing. Passion could not ex
tinguish his sense of humor, and so he
said to his fair companion, with a show
of Indignation, directing his, gaze
towards the masculine plungers :
" It is a shame that women shbul ex
pose themselves so in publlo." l
Of course his companion, resentlpg
the Imputation upon her sex, replied,
with earnestness and intensity : . L
"They are not women I" '
" Oh, aren't they, Indeed V" inquired
the wag, adding, " Well, I suppose your
eyes are better than mine." The maid
en's rising blush Immediately Indicated
consciousness that she had fallen into
thrtrap so adroitly prepared for her.