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THE TIMES, NEAV BLOOMFIELD, I'A., SEPTEMBER 25, 1877.
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R. R.
ARRANGEMENT OF PASSENGER TRAINS.
Anguftt lStii, 1877.
TRAINS LEAVE II ARRI8BURG AS FOLLOWS
For New York, at 5.20, 8.10 a. m. 157p. m.,
and "7.5ft p. m.
For Philadelphia, at 5.20, 1,10,9.46 a.m. and
nd 8.67 p. in. .
For Rending, at 6.20, 8.10, 9.4B a. m. and 100
3.87 and 7.68. . .
For Pottsvllle at 6.20. 8.10 a. m.. and 8.M
B. in., and via Schuylkill and Susquehanna
ranob at 1.40 p, m. n.
For Annum via 8. B. Br. at 5.10 a. tn.
For Allentown, at 6.20, 8.10 a. m., and at 2.00,
8.57 and 7.58 p. m. . .,. . ,
The 8.20, 8.10 a. m., 8.57 and 7.65 p. m., tralm
have throngh cars for New York.
The 5.20, 1.10 a. m.. and 2.00 p. m., trains hare
through can for Philadelphia.
For New York, at 5.2n a. m.
ForAllentown and Way Stations at 6.20 a.m.
For Reading, Philadelphia and Way Stations ar
1.45 p. m.
TRAINS FOR HARRISTUTRG, LEAVE ABFOL
Leave New York, at 8.46 a. m., 1.00, 6. SO and
Leave Philadelphia, at 9.15 a. m. 8.40, and
7.20 p. m.
Leave Reading, at 4.40, 7.40, 11.20 a. m. 1.30,
6.15 and 10. 35 p. m.
Leave Pottsvllle, at 6.10, 9.15 a.m. and 4.36
And via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at
8.15 a. m.
Leave Annum via 9. ft H. Br. at 12 noon.
Leave Allentown, at ti.30 6,60, 8.66 a. m., U.lf,
4.30 and 9.05 p. ni.
Leave New York, at 3.30 p. m.
Leave Philadelphia, at 7.20 p. m.
Leave Reading, at 4.40, 7.40, a. m. and 10.35
PLeave Allentown, at2.30 a. m., and 9.05 p. m.
J. K. WOOi KN, (Jen. Manager.
C. G. Hancock, General Ticket Agent.
tDoes not run on Mondays.
Via Morris and Essex K. R.
Pennsylvania K. It. Time Table.
On and after Monday, June 25th, 1877, Pas
senger trains will run as follows:
Mlffllntown Aco. 7.32 a. m., dally except Sunday.
Johnstown Ex. 12.22 P. M., dally " Sunday
Mall 6.54 p. M., dally exceptSunday
Atlantic Express, 9.54p.m., flag, dally.
WayPass. 9.08 A. M., dally.
Mall 2.43 P. m. dally exceptSunday.
Mlltllntown Acc. 6.55 P. H. dally except Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, 11.67P. M., (Flag) dally, ex
Facllto Express, 8.17 a. m.. dally (flag)
Trains are now run by Philadelphia time, which
is 13 minutes faster than Altoona time, aud 4 min
utes slower than New York time.
J.J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, June 25th, 1877, trains
will leave Duncaunon. as follows t
Mitnintown Aco. dally except Sunday at 8.12 a. m.
Johnstown Ex. 12. 5 3 P. M., dally exceptSunday.
Mail 7.30 P. M " " "
Atlantic Express 10.20 p. u., dally (flag)
Way Passenger, 8.38 a. m., dally
Mall, 2.09 p. m, dailyexceptSunday.
Mllliintown Acc. dally except Sunday at 6.16p.m.
Pittsburg Ex. daily except Sunday (flag) U.33P. M.
WM. O. KING Agent.
F. QU1GLEY & CO.,
Would respectfully inform the publio that they
have opened a new
in Bloomfleld, on Carlisle Street, two doors North
of the Foundry, where they will manufacture
HARNESS OF ALL KINDS,
Saddles, Bridles, Collars,
and everv thins usually kent In a flrt.cla e.
. tabllshment. Give us a call before going else-
3- FINE HARNESS a speciality.
ntrAiKinuaone on snort notice and at rea
y HIDES taken in exchange for work.
, . D. F. QUIGLEY & CO.
Bloomfleld, January 9, 1877.
I the -BEST and MOST ECONOMICAL In the
Is perfectly PURE free from acids and other for-
elan substances that injure Linen.
Is STRONGER than any other requiring much
Is UNlFORMstiffens aud finishes work always
Kingsford's Oswego Corn Starch
Is the most delicious of all preparations for
Puddings, nianoMauge, Cake. Etc.
Fee Reduced. Entire Cost $55.
Patent Office Fee (35 in advance, balance 820
wiuini o mourns auer paieui auowea. Advice
and examination free. Patents Sold.
J. VANCE LEWIS&CO..
19-3m Washington. D. C.
Cnn AGENTS WANTED to canvass for a
w okand ptoTURB, 22x28 Inches, entitled
"THB ILLUSTRATED LORD'S PBAYKK." AireuU
are meeting with great success.
cur particulars, aaaress-
H. M. CKIDFK. Pllhllolivr
81y York. Pa.
The undersigned has removed his
Leather and Harness Store
from Front to High Btreet. near the Penn'a..
ii ii 1 ve ou "an,i nd
Leather and Harness f all kinds. ' Having good
Wnrkman anI 1. ..,..... . I. - ,
prices. I fear do competition.
marset prices paid In cash Tor Bark. Hides and
Skins. Thankful for past favors, 1 solicit a con.
tlnuanceot the same.
P. K HlnnlcAta U.U., n.4 OK... H.l J
a speciality", '
,. . . JOS. M. HAWLEY.
Duncannon. Julyl9. 187a tf
TTiThaM"? ?VE.-7I?0M?e " herebyglven.
l , i, pi S" La,eo' "ap""1'118 Borouijh.Perry
I ii. 8 i ,n same place.
tniW" '""'"Wed to said estate are requested
, r : Hjiiiviii na mose naviuif
claims to present them duly authenticated lor set
t ,o ,-. . JOHN KALFR. '
Anecdotes of Prince Joseph.
IT WAS one of the fancies of Joseph
the II, Emperor of Austria, to travel
about his dominion, as well as In for
elgn countries, In the garb of a private
citizen, unattended by any suite. Dy so
doing, he arrived at many facts regarding
the condition of his subjects which
might never have fallen under his ob
servatlon. His love for adventure was
also gratified, and he enjoyed greatly
the luxury for doing good by surprise
an eccentricity of his out of which
many anedotes have arisen.
While traveling through a remote dis
trict, In the year 1781, he heard some
sounds of festivity proceeding from a
road-side inn, entering which, he In
quired of the landlord what the occasion
of the revels might be.
"There is a wedding party in the
house, sir," replied the host.
" May I take the liberty of Joining
them ?" asked the emperor, whose per
sonal appearance was unknown to the
inhabitants of the place for- the mod
ern carte de vlsite had not yet been
dreamed of, and engravlrigs but seldom
found their way to the remoter villages.
The landlord obtained the necessary
permission, and accordingly the distin
guished stranger was Introduced to the
bridal party. Being a man of great so
cial gifts, he soon made himself very
popular with them, drank the health of
the happy couple In a bumper of wine,
and made what the reporters call a
" neat and appropriate speech" on the
occasion. After some time he took
leave of his new acquaintances, whose
astonishment may be guessed at when
they found, under a bottle on the table,a
check for 000 florins, payable at sight,
signed by the Emperor, Joseph II, and
endorsed, " A dowry for the bride."
Traveling in a plain carriage on one
occasion, upon the good old-fashioned
principle known as "posting," that is,
hiring fresh horses at certain stages by
the way, the emperor arrived at a sta
tion where no horses were to be had.
The inn-keeper excused himself by say
ing that his wife had lately presented
him with a son, and that all of the
horses were employed In fetching friends
and relatives of the family from all
quarters to assist at the christening,
which was to take place that afternoon.
The royal visitor at once tendered his
services to hold the Infant at the sacred
font an offer which was gladly accept
ed by the host who was quite flattered
at the idea of a fine gentleman acting in
that capacity for him, instead of a burly
bumkln a relative of the family who
had been already engaged to do so.
When the proper time had arrived, the
priest asked the sponsor to state his
" Joseph," replied the Emperor. -And
your family appellation ?"
" Well," said the Emperor, "you may
write me down Joseph (Second.
" But it will be necessary to add your
station in life, aud occupation."
"Ah, yes, my trade, you mean ? say
I am an Emperor, then."
There was Instantly a sensation among
the astonished guests, and the poor inn
keeper nearly went into a fit through
fright ; but the Emperor quickly , re
assured him, and left some substantial
tokens of good will for his little godson'
before taking his leave.
; Once he was expected to pass through
a small town In France, and the good
people were on tiptoe to see the Emperor.
It so happened that he arrived there
alone, and before any of his suite. The
landlady of the little hostelry where he
put up, being a gossiping sort of old
body, jiut all sorts of questions to him
to find out whether he belonged to the
Emperor's suite, and the way In which
he parried convinced her that he did.
At last, she brought him some hot
water for shaving; unable to control
her curiosity any longer, she asked the
stranger boldly what kind of situation
he held about the Emperor.
" I sometimes shave him," he replied,
lathering his chin with great composure.
' When at Paris he once hired a car
riage to take him to the Luxembourg
gardens. As he was op his way, the
driver expressed much satisfaction at
being engaged to go there, saying that
the Emperor Joseph was expected to be
at the gardens that very day and that
he should Mke, above all things, to see
him, hoping that they might arrive In
time. The stranger assured him that
there was nT fear of the Emperor arriv
ing there before they did, and, on being
set down at the gate, handed him a
piece of money wrapped in a paper. On
opening the wrapper, the driver found
that he had received a double louis d'pr
and running after the stranger, Bhowed
it to him, saying that he must have
made a mistake. Pleased with this
proof of honesty in a man whose call
ing is not usually named in connection
with that of virtue, the Emperor desired
him to keep the gold coin, and the man,
struck with surprise for many of the
pausere-by now recognized and saluted
the stranger went back to his carriage
" It's the Emperor himself I have
seen the Emperor I"
. Wandering In the nelghborhoor of
Home once, the Emperor stopped to re
fresh himself at an inn, and asked the
landlord whether there was any traveler
staying there at that time who would
give him the pleasure of his company.
There was a reverend bishop there, the
landlord said, but he was fatigued with
his Journey, and had retired to rest.
The secretary of the bishop was, how
ever, awake. Would his company be
acceptable to the stranger V Certainly it
would ; and to the secretary was Intro
duceda clever, witty fellow, who par
took of a bottle of wine with the lonely
stranger, and entertained him greatly
with his talk. The Emperor, still pre
serving his incognito, sounded the good
priest with regard to the object of the
bishop's visit to the holy see.
" He went there," said the secretary,
" to apply for a vacant beneflce.although
a very aged man, and already in posses
sion of numerous church preferments."
This gift he hoped to obtain through
the good offices of the Austrian ambas
sador, to whom he had letters of recom
mendation. The Emperor was so much
pleased with the manners and conversa
tion of the secretary that be gave him a
letter of introduction to the same am
bassador, who, be said,' might be able to
serve him one way or another.
Shortly after his arrival at Rome, the
secretary bethought him of the letter,
and presented It, without imagining,
however, that It would be of immediate
service to him. Great was his surprise,
then, when informed by the ambassador
that the letter was an autograph one of
Joseph II, desiring him to obtain for
the secretary the benefice sought for by
the avaricious bishop.
A rebuff, at which the emperor was
much amused, was' once experienced by
him In Holland. Having heard much
of the extreme cleanliness of the vil
lages in that country, he wished to see
the interior of one of their houses, at
ihe doors of several of which he knock
ed, without seeming to arouse any of
the inmates. At last a window was
opened to him ond he requested permis
sion of the master of the house to enter
and inspect it.
" I hear the Emperor Joseph is ex
pected In town to-day," said the Dutch
man, " but were you the Emperor him
self, I could not let you inside this house
without first obtaining leave of my
" I am the Emperor, then," said the
stranger, displaying the diamond star on
the breast of his Inner coat.
Thereupon the Dutchman went in
great baste to his wife, and begged of
her to admit the royal stranger to a
view of the premises, but she only said :
" Being an Emperor as he la, we could
not expect him to take off his shoes at
the door, and into this house he doesn't
come one step with them on, Emperor
or not," and the door was shut in his
PETER LAMB was telling the crowd
at the grocery store about the learn
ed pig which he had seen playing etchre
down in . the city. Vhen he had finish
ed his story, the professor said :
" That's nothing. I've seen animals
do queerer things than that. I know a
man out in Ohio who had a cow that
understood grammer. She could point
you out an adverb with one of her
horns, and pick out a pronoun or a verb
and parse a sentence as well as anybody.
Didn't make any difference what lan
guage it was in either Greek or Hebrew
or Sanscrit, or any of those tongues.
That cow'd hop round and parse in a
manner that'd take your breath away."
, " Bill Slocuni, out In Indianapolis, he
had a rooster that'd beat that, though.
It had a gift for music, and Bill he gave
it lessons until it got so that it used to
go down to the Baptist churchon Sun
day sing tenor in the choir. Not the
words, you know, but kinder hummed
the tune bo's it sounded first-rate. And
Bill said it used to take an interest in
the sermon, and whenever the mlnls
ter'd let out any facts that were strlck
lng, Bill's rooster'd jump on the edge of
the gallery and flop his wings and crow,
as much as to soy , ' By George, them's
my sentiments.' And be was useful,
too; for when the boys In the bock pews
behaved bad, lt'd fly down and bang 'em
over the head a few times with its wings
until they'd shut up. They bod to shut
him out at lost, though. He contracted
a habit of singing long metre tunes to
short metre hymns,and the people didn't
like it,'V i '
" But old' Captain Blnns, down at
Squanbeach, had the most singular
animal I ever came across. He had a
pet clam thatfd set up on edge and roll
over the floor towards him whenever
he whistled to It. And that clam now
I know you'll think I'm blowing, but
I'll tell you the solemn truth that dam,
when it was bedtime, 'd roll up stairs,
climb on the bed, grab the covers with
Its shells, turn 'em down, turn up the
gas, and then roll down stairs, bolt the
front door, and go sliding off to( the
cellar to sleep in the scouring sand. I
saw that clam once fight a dog for two
hours and a half, and although the dog
swallered It three times, it always crawl
ed out and tackled him. as plucky as
" Yes, that was a little the strangest
case I ever knew. But Dr. Potter, of
Smyrna, he bad a poll-parrot that used
to play Hamlet all the way through as
good as Forrest ever played It ; and he
owned a cat that could dab its tall In the
inkpot and snake out about half of
' Paradise Lost' on a board ; wrote a
beautiful hand; you could read it as
clear as print. The Doctor had a turn
of training animals. I know he owned
a lobster that used te stand on its tall
and clap its claws, as much as to say
ongoorel ougcorel' when the poll-parrot
did the ghost scene, and that used to
hobble after the cat, punctuating the
sentences with the blacking brush. But,
funniest of all, he had a cotsweld ram
that used to stand with its forelegs on a
drum and beat the long roll while he
played an accordeon with his teeth. I've
seen that ram" ;
"Oh, dry up!" exclaimed Miles, the
" What d'you say ?"
"I say dry up I You know mighty
well you're manufacturing all these
" Well, s'pos'n' I am, what's a man's
Imagination given to him for but to use?
You have no sense. Blame me if I'll
drink anything at your expense if you
talk that way to me. But, if you don't
mind, I'll help myself to a cracker."
The professor reached for one, got it,
bit into it, and sauntered out in search
of a man for whom he had sufficient
respect to accept a gratultious drink
A Satisfied Peasant.
TN ONE of the small provincial towns
X of Southern Russia a savings bank
has recently been established, the second
clerk of which while lounging at his
desk on a " flat day" in summer, was
startled by the entrance of a heavy-looking
peasant slouching, grimy,unkempt
the very last man one would suppose
too see In a bank, except for the pur
pose of robbing it. The apparition came
timidly up to the counter, and the fol
lowing dialogue ensued :
" Well my good fejlow, what may you
want here, pray?"
" If It please you, father, I want you
to take charge of "some money for me.
Our folks say that I might be robbed of
It, and that It will be safer with you."
"Money, eh? Four roubles? Five?
" It must be more than that, I fancy.
My wife and I couldn't manage to count
it all, though we've been at it all morn
ing." So saying, the gentleman in sheep
skin produced a tattered, filthy leather
bag, and poured out before the clerk's as
tonished eyes a perfect pyramid of bank
bills of all values from 1 rouble to 60.
The amazed clerk hastily summoned his
two colleagues, and the three, after a
long spell of counting, satisfied them
selves that the total amount was not less
than 20,000 roubles ($15,000.) The
peasant, who had stood and watched the
operation with a look of childish curios
ity, pocketed his receipt and walked off
as coolly as If nothing had happened; but
the next morning he reappeared and
again addressed himself to the same
"God be with you, father. Do you
take care of gold, too, as well as bank
"What gold? Why you'd better
start a bank yourself! How much gold
have you got in Heaven's name?"
- " Two boxes full."
At this point the banker himself, who
had been listening to the conversation
with the deepest amazement, came for
ward and announced his intention of ac
companying his strange customer home
and taking charge of the gold himself.'
The unwashed capitalist joyfully ac
cepted the offer, and the pair drove out
of a hamlet about two miles from town.
Here the peasant led his companion to a
small, mean-looking hut, and, opening
a shed on one side of it, displayed two
battered wooden boxes, through the
breaches in which gold pieces were es
caping in all directions, while beside
them lay the dirty bag which had held
the bank bills of the day before. The
banker asked in amazement, " How
long have you had this money ?"
" My father and grandfather saveJ it
up," answered the peasant, and burled
it here ; and I dug it up just the other
day, because I am going to shift my
. " But, with all this money, why don't
you and your wife live in better style ?"
asked the banker, looking around at the
" Why should we, father ? We do
very well as we are."
K3T Paul say 8 a woman's glory is her
hair, but the hash-house boarder will
tell you that all depends upon where it is.
THERE are many mysterious disap
pearances both of children anJ
adults. The number of lost children,
however, Is very large, Indeed. But
few comparatively, are taken away bod
ily. The greater number stray away
morally, and are as hopelessly lost as
little Charley Ross seems to be. They
do not disappear from the household on
a given day. They steal away little by
little, so gradually that . their flight Is
not remarked. They edge away In
widening circles, and every day leaves
them a little farther away from the re
straints of home life. Little by little
the child changes for the worse, until at
last the moral lineaments of the child
that we knew fade completely away, and
the child disappears forever from the
household. No rewards are offered for
the restoration of such waifs and strays.
We know that money cannot bring
them back. Physical presence brings
no comfort to the sorrowing fathers and
mothers because It scarcely reminds
them of the children they have lost.
Their voices are heard night and morn
ing, and we listen to the sound of their
feet on the stair and in the passages, but'
it all sounds far away and unreal. We
recognize them as lost children', but
never so much as when we endeavor to
gather them In and they elude us.
And so thousands of hearts are bereft
and hundreds of household made deso
late, and parents go sorrowing through
the world. The world is full of lost
children. They stray away, take oil
evil courses, and the law, which spreads
its meshes everywhere, gathers then
into reformatories and houses of refuge
and of correction. Not a few strike
boldly out and are brought to bay in the
prisons and penitentiaries. When we
think of the parents of such lost chil
dren we almost forget Mr. and Mrs.
Ross. Their affliction is heavy and the
uncertainty which wraps the fate of
their lost boy no doubt gives a sharp
edge to their grief. But he went out
from their home circle in the Innocence
of childhood, leaving the sweetest of
recollections and associations clustering
n,bout his vacant chair. His moral like
ness is unmarred. Just as he passed
outof that home on a summer day, fresh
and innocent, they will remember and'
cherish him. No child-stealer can rob
them of that. It is not as if they had
marked his gradual departure and the
fading out of his moral presence. In
deed, there are sharper bereavements
and more mortal griefs than theirs.-
They are on every side. They are
parents whose children are a terror to
them, a sort of chronlo nightmare thatr
takes away all the sweetness of father
hood and motherhood. When we re
flect that sorrows like these abound in
every neighborhood it Is impossible to
regard the parents of a lost child "lost"
in the ordinary sense of the term as the.
most miserable of all.
Old Post Office Mysteries.
A story that reads like a mediieval ro
mance comes from New York. In re
fitting the old post office buildings, the
carpenters have discovered that the up
per floors arc double,and are so arranged
that detectives can watch the operations
of those in the different rooms, who
suppose themselves to be alone. The
whole building was furnished with se
cret passages, sliding panels, hidden
trap-doors and mysterious chambers, of
whose existence the post office officials
had no knowledge, with the exception of
the post master and assistant. When
the workmen had removed the flooring
it was seen that the concealed space was
from four to four and one-half feet deep,
affording ample room for men to move
about. Passages led entirely around the
building. At very short intervals were
found small circular holes in which
were inverted lenses. 'Through these a
view of the room below was obtained.
Back of and above these lenses were re
flectors which brought before the eye of
the observer the utmost recesses of the
post office. -If a detective saw any
stealing or any improper action commit
ted by a clerk or by a person not em
ployed In the office, the speaking tube
by his side conveyed a warning at once
to the attic room, and the guilty person
was met at the door, or tapped on the
shoulder In the Interior of the office by
another detective. Theopertures through
which the detective overlooks the rooms
in most cases are so small as hardly
to be visible from the apartments below.
Some of them, ' however, loot boldly
down from the casement, but the planks
In which they are seen were obtained
from very old timber the holes would
readily be taken for knot-holes. The
maxim of the post master was, " The
detectives and assistants watch the em
ployees and people, the post master
keeps an eye on the detectives and as-'
sis tan ts, and the Lord will watch the
O" It is stated that over 60,000 chil
dren between the ages of eight and six
teen are growing up in the streets of
New York In vagabondage.