The New Bloomfield, Pa. times. (New Bloomfield, Pa.) 1877-188?, October 02, 1877, Page 3, Image 3

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AngiHt ISlIi, 1877.
For New York, at 5.20, 8.10 ft. m. 8.7p. m.,
and 7.M p. m.
For Philadelphia, at 6.20, 8.10, 9.45 a.m. and
and 8.57 p. ni.
For Reading, at 6,20, 8.10, 9.45 a. m. and 2.00
3.67 and 7.55.
For Pottsvllle at 5.20. B.10 a. m.. and 3.57
p. in., and via Schuylkill and Susquehanna
Branch at 2.40 p. m.
For Auburn via H. S S. Br. at 5.10 a. m.
For Allentown, at6.20, 8.10 a. in., and at 2.00,
3.57 and 7.56 p. ni. ....
The 6.20, 8.10 a. m., 8.57 and 7.65 p. m., trains
have through cars (or New York.
The 5.20, 8.10 a.m., ami 2.00 p. in., trains have
through cars fur Philadelphia.
For New York, at 6.20 a. in.
For Allentown and Wav Stations at 5.20 a.m.
For Reading, Philadelphia and Way Btatlonsat
1.45 p. in.
Leave New York, at 8.45 a. m., 1.00, 6.30 and
7 .45 p. in.
Leave Philadelphia, at 9.15 a. ui. 3.40, and
7.20 p. in.
Leave Heading, at 1 140, 7.40, 11.20 a. m. 1.30,
6.15 and lo. 3-i p. in.
Leave Pottsvllle, at 6.10, 9.15 a.m. and 4.35
p. in.
And via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at
8.15 a. ni.
Leave Auburn vlaS. & H. nr. at 12 noon.
Leave Allentown, at U.30 5,50, 8.65 a.m., 12.15,
4.30 and 9.0j p. in.
Leave New York, at 3.80 n. m.
Leave Philadelphia, at 7.20 p. m.
Leave Reading, at 4.40, 7.40, a. m. aud 10.33
p. m.
Leave Allentown, nt2.30 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 R. R.
Pennsylvania 11. R. Time Table.
On and after Monday, June 25th, 1877, Pas
senger trains will run as follows:
Mlflllntown Aco. 7.32 a. m., dally except Sunday.
Johnstown Ex. 12.22 P. M., dally " Sunday
Mall 6.54 p. M., daily exeeptSunday
Atlantic Express, 9.51p.m., Hag, dally.
WayPass. 9.08 A. M., dally,
Mall, 2.43 P. m. dally exeeptSunday.
Mifflintown Aco. 6.65 P. M. dallyexcept Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, 11.67P. M., (Flag) dally, ex
cept Sunday.
Paclflo Express, 6.17 a. m.. dally (flag)
Trains are now run by Philadelphia time, which
Is 13 minutes (aster than Altooua time, and 4 min
utes slower than New York time.
J. J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, June 25th, 1877, trains
willleave Dunoannon, as follows:
Mlflllntown Acc. dallyexcept Sunday at 8.12 A. M.
Johnstown Ex. 12.u3p. M., dally exeeptSunday.
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.
MilHintown Acc. dallyexceptSunday at 6.16p.m,
Pittsburg Ex. daily except Sunday (flag) 11.33p. M.
VM. O. KINU Agent.
Would respectfully Inform the publlo that they
have opened a new
Saddlery Shop
In Bloomtlold, on Carlisle Street, two doors North
of the Foundry, where they will manufacture
Saddles, Bridles, Collars,
and every thing usually kept In a llrst-class es
tablishment. Give us a call before going else
where. t- FINE HARNESS a speciality.
REPAIRING done on short notice and at rea
sonable prices.
W HIDES taken in exchange for work.
Bloom Held, January 9, 1877.
Oswego Straroli
Is perfectly PURE free from acids and other for
eign substances that Injure Linen.
Is STRONGER than any other requiring much
less quantity In using.
Is UNIFORM stiffens aud finishes work always
the same.
Eingsford's Oswego Corn Starch
Is the most delicious of all preparations tor
Puddings, Blanc-Mange, take. Etc.
Fee Reduced. Entire Cost $55,
Patent Office Fee $35 In advance, balance (20
within 6 months after patent allowed. Advice
and examination nee. Patents Sold.
19-8m Washington, D. C.
enn AGENTS WANTED to canvass for a
wUU grand picture, 22x28 Itches, entitled
"Thb Illustrated Lord's Puavcr." Agents
are meeting with great success.
For particulars, address
H. M. CR1DER, Publisher,
48 ly York, Pa.
The undersigned has removed his
Leather and Harness Store
from Front to High Street, near the Penn'a.,
Freight De pot, where he will have on band, and
will sell at
Leather and Harness ef all kinds. Having good
workmen, aud by buying at the lowest cath
prices, I fear no competition.
Market prices paid In cash for Bark. Hides and
Skins. Thankful for past favors, I solicit a con
tinuance of the same.
P. S. Hiaukets, Robes, and Shoe findings made
a speciality,
Duncannon, Julyl9, 1876. tf ,
ESTATE NOTICE Notice Is hereby given,
that letters of administration on the estat
of John Kunkle late of Marysvllle Borough.perry
county lYuu'a., deceased, have been giauted to
the undersigned residing In the same place.
All persons Indebted to Bald estate are requested
to make Immediate payment and those having
claims to present them duly authenticated for Bet
June 12, 1S77. Administrator.
HE WAS a tall, thin, starved-looklng
boy, with a little jncket, the sleeves
of which crept half-way up his arms,
and a hat that was nothing but a brim ;
and when she first saw him he was eat
ing a crust out of a gutter. She was
only a poor old woman who kept a little
shop for candy and trimmings, and poor
enough herself, heaven knew ; but, as
she said, he looked a little like what her
Tom might be If he had grown up and
been neglected, and she couldn't stand
It. She called to him :
" Come here, sonny," said she, and
the boy came. Before she could speak
again, he said :
" I didn't do it. I'll take my oath or
anything I didn't do it. I niu't so
"Didn't do what?" said the old wo
man. " Break your winder," said the boy
nodding his head toward a shattered
" Why I broke that myself with my
Bhutter last night," said the old woman.
" I'm not strong enough to lift 'em that
Is a fact. I'm getting old."
" If I'm round here when you shut
up, I'll come and do it for you," said
the boy. " I'd just as soon. What was
that you wanted me for ?"
" I wanted to kuow why you eat that
dry crust out of the gutter for," said
"Hungry," said he; "I've tried to
get a job all day. I'm going to sleep in
an area over there after It gets too dark
for the policemen to see, and you can't
have a good night's sleep without some
supper, if it is dirty."
"I'll give you some that's cleaner,"
said the old woman.
" That will be begging," said he.
" No," said Bhe, " you can sweep the
shop and the pavement, and put up the
shutters for it."
"Very well," said he. "Thankee
then. If I sweep up first I'll feel bet
ter." Accordingly Bhe brought him a broom
and he did his work well. Afterward he
ate his supper with a relish. That night
he slept not in the area, but under the
old woman's counter.
He had told her his Btory, His name
was Dick ; he was twelve years old, and
his father, whom he had never seen so
ber, was in prison for life.
The antecedents were not elevating,
but the boy seemed good. The next
morning the old woman engaged a clerk
for her small establishment. The terms
were simple his " living aud a bed un
der the counter."
When the neighbors heard of It they
were shocked. A street-boy a boy whom
no one knew I Did Mrs. Brlggs really
Wish to be murdered In her bed ? But
Mrs. Briggs felt quite safe. She, had so
much time now that she was going to
take In sewing. Dick attended to the
shop altogether. He kept It in fine order
and Increased the business by introduc
ing candies, dates on stick, and chewing
gum. Pennies came in as they never
did before since he had painted signs in
red and blue ink to the effect that the
real old molasses candy was' to be got
there, and that this was the place for
And in the evenlng.after the shop was
shut up, she began to take him into her
confidence. Her great dream was to buy
herself Into a certain home for the aged.
It would cost her a hundred dollars. She
was saving for It. She had saved three
years, and had fifteen of it. But it cost
so much to live with tea at twenty-five
cents a quarter, and loaves so small, and
she had been sick, and there was the
doctor, and Mrs. Jones' Martha Jane to
be paid for minding her and the shop.
After this Dick took the greatest inter
estln hersavings,andthe winter months
Increased them as though he had brought
a blessing.
One night In the Spring they took the
bag from under the pillow and counted
what it held. It was thirty dollars."
" And I'll begin to make kites to-morrow,
Mrs. Briggs," and you'll see the
custom that will bring. If a little sha
ver sees the kites, he'll spend all he has
for 'em, and then he'll coax his, mother
for more to buy the stick-dates and
chewing-gum. I know boya."(
"You're a clever boy yourself," said
the old woman, and patted his hand.
It was a plumper hand than It had
been when it picked up the .crust from
the gutter, and he wore clean, whole
garments, though ' they were very
"How wrong the neighbors were,"
she said. " That boy Is the comfort of
my life."
So she went to bed with the treasure
under her pillow and slept. Far on In
the night she awakened. The room was
utterly dark there was not a ray of
light but she heard a step on the floor.
" Who is that ?" she cried.
There was no answer, but she felt that
someone was leaning over her bed.
Then a hand clasped her throat and
held her down, and dragged out the bag
of n o jey, and she was released. Half
suffocated, she for a moment found her
self motionless and bewildered, con
scious only of a draught of air from an
open door and some confused noises.
Then she sprang to the door and hur
ried Into the room.
"Dick! Dick !" she cried. " Dick I
Dick t helpt wake up t I'm robbed 1"
But there wns no answer; the door
Into the street was wide open, and by
the moonlight that poured through it
she saw, as she peered under the counter
that Dick's bed was empty. The boy
was gone I
Gone! Gone! Oh, that was worse to
poor Granny Briggs than even the loss
of her money ; for she had trusted him,
and he had deceived her. She had loved
him, and he had abused her love. The
neighbors were right ; she was a fool to
trust a strange street boy, and had been
served rightly when he had robbed her.
When the dawn broke the wise neigh
bors came into poor Granny's shop
to find her crying, and rocking to and
fro ; and they told her they had told her
so, and she only shook her head. The
shop took care of itself that day. Life
had lost its Interest for her. " Her oc
cupation was gone," but not with her
savings. Money was but money after
all: He had come to be the only thing
Bhe loved, and Dick had robbed her.
It was ten o'clock. Granny sat moan
ing by the empty hearth. Good-natured
Mrs. Jones, from up-stalrs, was " seeing
to things," and trying to cheer her,
when suddenly there came a rap on the
door, and a policeman looked in.
"Mrs. Briggs?" said he.
" Here she is," said Mrs. Jones.
" Yes I'm that wretched critter," said
Mrs. Briggs.
" Some one wants to see you at head
quarters," said the policeman. "There's
a boy there and some money."
"Dick!" cried Mrs. Briggs. "Oh, I
can't bear to look at him !"
But Mrs. Jones had already tied on
her bonnet, and wrapped her In a shawl
and taken her on her arm.
"The wretch!" she said. "I'm so
glad he's caught. You'll get your money
And she led Mrs. Briggs along poor
Mrs. Briggs, who cried all the way, and
cared nothing for the money. And soon
they were at theirdestlnatlon ; then,and
not before, the policeman turned to the
two women :
" He's pretty bad," he said. " They'll
take him to the hospital in an hour. I
suppose you're prepared for that. " He's
nearly beaten to death, you know."
" Did you beat him, you cruel
wretch ?" said Mrs. Briggs. " I would
not have had that done for twice the
money. Let him go with it, if it's any
comfort to him."
" I beat him I" said the man. " Well,
women have the stupidest heads. Why,
if I hadn't got up when I did he'd have
been dead. He held the bag of money
tight, and the thief was pummeliug him
with a loaded stick ; and the pluck he
had for a little shaver I tell you I never
saw the like;"
"'You shan't take Granny's money
from her,' says he, and fought like a lit
tle tiger. If it'B your money, old lady,
he's given his life for it, for all I know."
Then poor old Mrs. Briggs clapped
her hands and cried :
"Oh, Dick ! Dick I I knew you were
good. I must have been crazy to doubt
you," and then she wrung her hands
and cried : " Oh, Dick, for just a paltry
bit of money I" aud so she knelt beside
the pale, still face upon the pillow, and
kissed it, and called it tender names.
And Dick, never guessing her sus
picion of him, whispered :
" I was bo afraid he'd get off with it
if he killed me.Granny, and you in bucu
hopes last night."
He did not know what she meant by
begging him to forgive her. It would
have killed him if he had, for he was
very near death.
Dick did not die. He got well at last
and came back to the little shop ; and
though Granny Briggs had her savings,
Bhe never went to the Old Ladies' Home;
for long before she died Dick was 6ne of
the most prosperous merchants in the
city, and his handsome home was hers,
and she was very happy in It.
lives out on Summer Street Is the
father of ten children. Yesterday morn
ing Mr. Throckmorton was Just on the
point of putting on his hat to start for
the office, when Mrs. Throckmorton
called after him from the kitchen.
" Stop at Stodder'a aud tell him to
come up and fix the water-pipe, and get
a big tin dipper and bring It with you
this noon. Don't tell them to send it,
they'll forget it."
Mr. Throckmorton said ho would, and
then he put on his hat and started. As
he reached the front door his eldest
daughter shouted from upstairs :
"Pal pal pa! Go to Greenbaum &
Schroder's and ask Mr. Scott to give you
two yards and a half of brown satin, cut
on the bias, to the dress I got last
week; he'll know the kind. I don't
want to wait for it."
And Mr. Trockmorton, pousing with
his hand on the door, said he would get
It, and then sighed and opened the door.
Just then his oldest son shouted from
the sitting room :
" Father I the man was up here twice'
yesterday for the money for my new
boat, and I JUBt gave him a note to you,
and he'll call at the office to-day for his
money, and will give you a pair of pat
ent oai-locks, and a dip-net. Bring
them up with you when you come to
Mr. Throckmorton kind of stifled a
groan like, and saying he would attend
to It, went out. As he passed down the
porch steps his second daughter leaned
out of the front window and cried :
" Oh pa ; do stop at Tarson's as you
come to dinner, and tell them to send a
man to lay the new hall carpet When
they send It up, and you get ten pounds
of cotton batting and you bring it up
with you, for we want it right away
and can't wait."
The parent paused with his hand on
the gate latch, and with a visible effort
promised (o remember and bring up the
cotton batting, and ho opened the gate.
But the voice of his younger sou from
the side yard, caught his ear and held
him a moment:
" Pap, oh pap ! Want ten cents to
pay for a winder 1 broke in the school
house, and I can't go to Sunday-school
till I get a new hat and some shoes, and
please can't I have a quurter to go to
the picnic ?"
Mr. Throckmorton silently (registered
a flogging for the broken glass, a nega
tive for the picnic, and said he would
get the boots and hat. Then he turned
to go, but as he passed down the street
his six younger children came running
after him :
" Oh, pa, don't forget to stop and see
if the old umbrella's fixed, ma says."
" Stop at the dentist's and see when
he can fill my teeth."
" Bring my shoe home from the shoe
maker's. " Ma Bays be sure to tell the doctor to
come up to-day and vaccinate the
" Pap ! Kin I go swimming in Hawk
eyeKrick to-night V" -
" Pa, oh pa ! gimme five cents to ride
on the street cars."
And Mr. Throckmorton went down
town and amazed Fred Scott by telling
him to cut off thirteen feet of water pipe,
on the bias, and he asked Mr. Parsons
to let him have eleven skeins of cotton
batting and send him up a man with a
tin dipper; he told Dr. Cochran, the
dentist, to come right up and fill the
baby's teeth, and begged the doctor to
hurry right away and put a half sole on
the school-house window, and then ran
to the shoemaker's and asked him if he
had vacclnnated his little girl's shoe,and
amazed a street-car driver by asking
him for a bath ticket, and when the
man came around with the oar-locks
and dipper he told him to take them up
and lay them in the front hall the girls
would show him where. And by 3 In
the afternoon It had got all around that
old Mr. Throckmorton was drinking as
hard as ever again, and hadn't drawn a
sober breath all day.
Well Done.
A young man called In company with
several other gentlemen, upon a youn g
lady. Her father was also present to
assist her In entertaining the callers. He
did not Bhare his daughter's scruples
.against the use of spirltous drinks, for
he had wine to offer. The wine was
poured out, and would have been drunk,
but the young lady asked :
" Did you call upon me or upon
Gallantry, if nothing else, compelled
them to answer, " we called upon you."
" Then you will please not drink wine;
I have lemonade for my callers."
The father urged the guests to drink,
and they were undecided. The young
lady added, " remember, if you call up
on me, then you drink lemonade ; but if
you call upon papa, I have nothing to
say." '
The wine glasses were set down with
their contents un tasted.
After leaving the house' one of the
party exolalmed, "that is the most ef
fective temperance lecture I ever heard."
Indeed, it was sown in good ground.
It took root, sprang up, and is now
bearing fruit. The young man from
whom these facts were obtained broke
off at once from the use of all strong
drink, and is now a clergyman preach
ing temperance and religion. As he re
lated the circumstance to me, tears
came into his eyes. He sees now his
former dangerous position, and holds in
grateful remembrance the lady who
gracefully, and btlU resolutely, gave him
to understand that her callers should not
drink wine.
An Outspoken Cleryyman.
in a company or jueinouisi clergy
men, not long since, I heard a story
which I thought good enough to pre
serve. Rev. Dr. Derwell was a staunch
and pious old Methodist minister, set-
tied for a part of his time, and part of
his time itinerating, In Tennessee. Dur
ing the last war with England he was
patriotic enough to enlist as a common
soldier, but hlB people would not allow
it. Once upon a time he went to Ken
tucky to visit his relative and dear
friend the Hon. Wllllum Bolton. Mr.
Bolton was not a church member, but
he was religiously Inclined, and, having
respect for the clergyman's feelings, he
cheerfully Invited him to lead off In
family worship every evening, which
Brother Derwell gladly did.
One day Judge Cone and his wife,
from Nashville, came to spend the night
and perhapB to stop longer. When eve
ning came Mr. Bolton felt somewhat
embarrassed, as he knew that the Judge
was one of the free and easy sort, who
pay little or no regard to religious mat- '
ters. So he whispered to the minister,
that he' had better make the services
pretty short.
" The Judge is a good man," he said,
" but Is not used to family worship, and
it might be unpleasant to him, In which
case, of course, it would be unpleasant
for both you and me."
" Very well," replied Derwell, " I will
take heed."
He opened the Bible and read the last
two verses of the last chapter of Reve
lations. That was all he read ; and then
he knelt to pray. And he prayed some
thing after this manner :
" Our Father which art in heaven, we
know that we are poor, needy creatures,
dependent upon Thee for life and for
every needed good ; and we would es
teem it a blessed privilege to offer up to
Thee our whole hearts in humble prayer
and praise ;" but my cousin William says
that Judge Cone and his wife are here
from Nashville, and that they are not
used to family worship, and as we would
not distress those people, wilt Thou, O
Lord, accept the offering of those who
love Thee and excuse us from further
service. Amen!"
The Judge and his wife were thunder
Btruck, and cousin William looked for a
hole in which to hide himself. Finally,
however, matters were explained and
adjusted, and the old clergyman was per
suaded to go on and conduct the service
after his own heart.
, Married After an Hour's Courtship.
In the Second Ward of this city, says
the Adrian, (Mich.) Timet, there resid
ed, last week, a middle-aged widow, well
preserved and highly respectable. In
the country, a short distance from Ad
rian, at the Bame time, lived a widower,
well preserved, a little more than middle-aged,
a wealthy farmer, with all the
comforts of life except a wife. One day,
last week, he drove to town an elegant
span of horses, attached to a handsome
carriage, and drove to the widow's resi
dence in the Second Ward. Widow and
widower had never Been each other. ,
They were introduced, went out for a
drive together, returned a little after
noon, took dinner, went out for anotb
drive, and returned later in the after
noon man and wife. But little over an
hour's courtship sufficed. They had
never, before that day, seen or written
to each other, but each knew the other's
name, reputation and desires, through
mutual friends. The widower was
wealthy and lonely; the widow poor
and hard-working.
One Brief Year.
" Will you love me this way when I
am old ?" she asked, as he emptied five
cents' worth of peanuts in her lap.
" I will darling, I swear it I" he pas
sionately asseverated, as he carefully
laid aside his cigar and commenced on
what was left of the nickel's worth.
That was when the flowers were bud
ding and the birds were mating, one
brief year ago. Last night they sat
again in the gloaming, and who knows
but that their memories reverted to the
happy past ; and yet, when she asked
for a fifty cent parasol, he feelingly re
marked that a woman whose face was
as yellow as a duck's foot, and looked as
if it had been cultivated crosswise with
a patent harrow, needn't be so particu
lar about her complexion.
A Little Heroine 's Sad Death.
"Mother, I saved the house, but I
Bhall die," said a six-year old girl to
Mrs. Theodore Markman, as she enter
ed her home, at High Market, Lewis
county, N. Y., one day last week. The
child while attempting to light a lamp
to warm som6 milk for a baby set fire to
her clothing. Her first thought was to
run out of doors, fearing that the house
would be burned and the baby be hurt,
but noticing that shreds of her clothing
had fallen upon the floor, she carefully
extinguished the flames. Then she ran
to the horse trough in the yard and
plunged into the water. Returning to
the house she waited patiently for her
mother to return. She died an hour after
the accident. .