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THE TIMES, NEy BLOOMFIELD, ,r A., pCTOJjV 10,. l?77.
New llloont field, Oct. 16,Jt77.
NOTICM TO ADVBRT1SKRS.
Ho Cti or KtMwtyr wllUmlnwrted lntbU per
nlpif Dirht fi-e tud ou metal b.
WTwentv jwr cunt in txrrmn of wniljr rti, will
Im obinml (or xlvertlnemi uu tot lit IiouliM Column.
Conghesb will meet In special Besslon
Monday of this week to provide for pay
ment of array expenditures, i'he Presi
dent will recommend an Increase of the
army, the better to protect our extended
frontier and to break up Indian depreda
tions. The report of the cotton crop pros
pect shows that In North Carolina, Vir
ginia, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mis
sissippi and South Carolina, the yield
will fall below that of last year. In
Kansas and Florida the reports are fa
vorable for a yield equal to the preced
ing years. '
Dispatches received from Mr. Mor
ton's friends state that he has abandon
ed all hope of being present during the
extra session, and It Is exceedingly
doubtful whether he will be able to
reach Washington until late In the reg
ular session. It Is reported that his col
league has paired with him, on all ques
tions during the extra session.
The Chicago Tribune's special from
Fort Benton, Montana Territory, dated
October 6, says the scout who brought
the report of the late fight between Jo
seph's band and the United States troops
stated that Joseph was a prisoner In
Miles' hands, but was exchanged for
Lieutenant Jerome, Second cavalry ,who
had been captured by the Indians. The
story needs confirmation.
Strong arms and hempen ropes Beem
to be wanting along the line of the Penn
sylvania Coal Company, in Luzerne co.,
to BUtnmarily stop the outrages commit
ted by the strikers. When honest men
go to work, the vagabonds and miscre
ants who refuse to work interfere and
stop the running of coal trains by burn
ing bridges. At Spring Rock, last Mon
day morning they fired the trestles of
the gravity track and checked for the
time the shipping of coal to New York.
Naturally there Is much excitement and
bitter feeling among the employees of
the Company, and if the local authori
ties do not take means to prevent a repe
tition of these incendiary acts, it is very
probable that they will resort to steps
that will be effectual, as regards the
future of some of the villains.
The Fall Elections.
Elections for State officers and mem
bers of the Legislature were held Tues
day in Ohio and Iowa, and the vote in
both States appears to have been lighter
In Ohio there were six tickets in the
field, namely ; Republican, Democratic,
( Greenback, Prohibition, and two Work-
ing Men's. The returns received show
, considerable Democratic gains and cor
respondingly large Republican losses.
The Working Men polled a much larger
vote than was expected. The general
indications point to the success of the
entire Democratic State ticket by a ma
jority ranging from 15,000 to 25,000. The
Legislature is Democratic in both
In Iowa four State tickets were voted
for Republican, Democratic, Greenback
and. Prohibition. The weather was
rainy and the vote was light. The re
turns, indicate that the Republicans
have swept the State by a majority of
not less than 35,000. The Legislature is
Republican in both branches.
Fort Benton, Montana, October 8,
via Helena, October 0. A courier ar
rived from General Miles' battle field
one hour ago, bringing the Intelligence
that Joseph with his band had surren
dered. ' .
The capitulation occurred at 2 o'clock
P. M. on the 5th inst. The savages gave
up their guns and ammunition, passing
in solemn review before General Miles,
and accepting an unconditional surren
The troops at once occupied the Indian
intrenchments, and the first cietory over
the Indians for two years was signalized.
In the charge upon the Indian camp
the first day sixty-four officers and men
were killed and Avounded. After the
camp had been surrendered, and the
soldiers had secured defensive positions,
ocly four casualties occurred. The sol
diers closed in upon the savages slowly
but surely after the first day, all the
time extending their line of rifle pits. It
was the purpose of General Miles to lose
no more men in the attack.
How admirably the plan succeeded is
already known. On the last day of the
fight tli troops had succeeded In secur
ing a position ' which commanded the
stream which flowed in front of the rlflo
pits occupied by the Indians, and tad
the battle lasted another day their sup
ply of water would have been cut off
and a surrender become Imperative: On
the fourth day of the fight Joseph rained
the white fing for the third time, and
through an Interpreter, who advanced
toward his camp, offered to surrender
provided they were allowed to keep their
General Miles sent word back that they
must surrender without any reserve, and
the battle was renewed. The white fing
was displayed ngnln on the fifth and
last day of the engagement, when Jo
seph appeared In front of his lines, and
advanced to meet Miles, to whom he
tendered his guns. He was followed by
sixty warriors, who also turned over
their arms and Bhook hands with Gen
eral Miles as they passed. 1 When the
troops entered the enemy's pits they
found forty warriors disabled by wounds.
A Lawyer's Bitter Experience.
About four weeks ago Willis M. Hatch
a young lawyer of New Castle,, who has
always borne an irreproachable charac
ter for steadiness and sobriety, arrived
at Pittsburgh with nearly $2,000 of his
own money in his pocket to make some
purchases for a. farm he owns. He mys
teriously disappeared in a day or two,
and a most vigorous search was made
for him by the detectives., aided by his
brother. He was finally found in New
Orleans in a semi-demented condition,
bearing marks of extreme violence. He
was brought home a day or two ago and
states that he was decoyed by a woman
on Duquesne way to show her to the
Union depot, Plttsburgh,where he was
attacked by three men, who bound, gag
ged and chloroformed him and placed
him on a train, they accompanying him.
After that he has little recollection of
what occurred until he found himself in
a hospital in New Orleans. He wa9 rob
bed of everything but his gold watch,
which was brought to him in the hospi
tal by a boy.
Wholesale Indictment of Liquor Dealers.
Morribtoavn, N. J., October 18. The
grand jury of Morris county came into
court yesterday, after an unusually long
session, and presented fifty-four bills of
indictment, a large number being for
the Illegal selling of liquor and beer.
Every known liquor seller In Morris
town has been indicted, and there is no
little excitement ovej? the e'reumstance.
The common council had refused to re
new any Saloon licenses or to grant any
new ones, and also refused to license
two of the five hotels in the place. Most
of the saloons and the two hotels refer
red to continued to sell liquor or beer,
and have been indicted.
The Queerest Case of Perjury.
A queer case of perjury will come be
fore the grand jury ai La Fayette, Ind.,
the present session. William Houck
voluntarily made a sworn affidavit be
fore Mayor Kimmel never to (ouch an
other drop of whiskey. He was solemn
ly warned of the penalty if he violated
his oath. Saturday he was arrested for
intoxication, and is now In jail awaiting
the action of the grand jury on the
charge of perjury.
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
Washington, D.C., Oct. 10th, 1877.
Autumn weather appears really to have
set iu. The mornings and evenings are
quite chilly, though it is still warm at mid
day. Our Indian summer is vet to come
aud we always see a week or two of warm
bright sunny weather in November. " The
Line Gale" burst upon us last Thursday in
ail its fury, and great was the damage done
thereby. Roofs and trees, chimneys aud
sewers were demolished ; but the greatest
loss occasioned by it was in the still roofless
Patent Office. The rain poured in in
sheets and floods almost, and the water
forced its way into the apartments below
the burnt part, deluging desks, papers and
everything. It has been repeatedly stated
that the damage done by the water is as
great as that by the fire, but that can hard
ly be possible, although many thousand
dollars worth of valuablo papers, records,
&c, were destroyed. The fire occur
red two weeks ago yesterday and the roof
that was burnt away is still unreplaced.
The permanent roof cannot be constructed
until Congress makes an appropriation for
that purpose, but a temporary one will now
be commenced within a day or two.
The Indians arrived here on the same
day also, and spent ten days at the Capital,
going home by way of New York. After
their arrival there they donned the citizen's
clothes that the President gave them (ready
made suits, of rough coarse cloth), and
went out to spend their money (the Presi
dont gave them $40 each, with which to
buy presents for their families). Natural
ly the most showy articles of dress at
tracted them, and they loaded themselves
down with cheap aud finshy shawls, scarfs,
calicoes, tinsel jewelry, metallio belts, &o.
Each bought a hand satchel also, and Lit
tle Big Man indulged his fancy by pur
chasing a miniature Saratoga trunk.
The season, socially speaking, will not
begin for many weeks yerj but as the days
go by and the famous loth draws near, the
city grows lively with numerous important
arrivals and with the buBtling air of prep
aration that Is evident on all sides. The
long-mootod question of the Speakership
draws Its mantle of mystery more and
more closely about It and wild eonjeoturlngs
on the subject grow wilder still and more
numerous. The Inst is to the Effect that
when the momont of trial comes, down
will swoop an Administration Southern
Democrat, for whom the Administration
hss long been on a " still hunt," with a
rush that will sweep away ail obstacles and
opposition, and capture the coveted prize
and with it the organization of the House.
' Scores of Congressmen have already ar
rived in the city and President Hayes is the
daily recipient of congratulations regard
ing his paolfication policy from Democratic
members who call upon him and assure
him of their support and co-operation.
While considering this Speakership sub
ject, I wonder if the time will ever' come
when that office will get to be other than a
matter of trade. It is "only that and.
nothing more" now. The candidate who
is sharpest In trade and does the most of it,
wins. The Speaker has no less than forty
six committees to appoint, and the same
number of Chairmanships. The man who
can trade the most of the offices off for
votes will be the successful one. The
minor offices of the House come to the sup
port of the large one. Each aspirant for
Bergeaut-at-Arms, Cletk, Doorkeeper, has
his particular adherents, who will vote, for
the man for Speaker, who will exchange
Weddings are beginning to be frequent,
being of daily occurrence Inst week. In
fact, Ootobor, is, to all Intents and pur
poses, the beginning of the year iu Wash
ington. Everything is just .commencing,
from the organization of schools, series of
meetings and entertainments of all sorts, to
renting houses, beginning new Recounts,
and reading the Bible through. Star
gazing goes on to a very considerable ex
tent. The Observatory is situated in the
suburbs of the city and is approached by a
woody lane, thus affording a pleasant
walk, aud it is nightly visited by many who
take this opportunity of seeing telescopic
ly the rare planetary combination now visi
ble in our sky. The moons of Mars are of
course the subject of most comment just
now in Astronomical circles. Prof. Hall is
a happy man in bis disoovery, but no more
happy than his wife who "put him up to
Miscellaneous News Items.
tW A newly married couple got drunk
at Lexington, Mich., a few hours after their
wedding, and the groom struck his m other
and father-in-law, and the latter cracked
the young man's bead with an ax e-helve.
C2T" A few nights ago when a westward
bound freight arrived in Flint, Mich., a
man's foot was found on the engine and a
search on tho track revealed the rest of
the remains in suoh a manglod mass that
they could not be identified.
tW The puddling furnace helpers in
E. & Q. Brooke's rolling mills at B.irds
boro have struck because an outside man
was employed at a double furnace instead
of one of their own number being pro
moted. W The teller in the branch Bank of
Montreal in Toronto has absconded with
$10,000. He was well known In social
circles, and is believed to have been a
heavy speculator. The loss to the bank
will be heavy.
t3B. F. Thomas, of Philadelphia,
while in the act of throwing off a dispatch
from the Pacific express at Coatesville the
other day lost his balance and was thrown
with great force on a board floor, sustaining
. tW In Texas, recently, a judge broke
down with emotion while sentencing one
Longly, a notorious desperado, to be
hanged for murder. Longly was surpris
ed at this, and remarked, on going baok
to jail, " I feel sorry for the Judge."
tW The crop of chestnuts this year is
the heaviest ever known in the mountain
regions of this state. Upwards of, eighty
bushels were shipped from Johnstown to
Pittsburgh on Saturday a week. The
market price is one dollar per bushel.
tSS Dr. W. N. Hutchinson, of Chester
county, was drowned in a small creek dur-'
ing the recent storm. Tho bridge having
been swept away he drove into the stream
and was carried away by the current. His
two horses were also drowned.
: tW On Friday night a week as Mrs.
Morris, of Columbia, was filling her lamp
it exploded. Her clothing immediately
took fire and before assistance could be
rewlered she was burned to death. There
are three dependent children without a
IW The two feet guage railway between
Billerica and Bedford, Mass., is nearly
completed. It will be eight and one-half
miles long, and will cost less than $0,000
per mile, or about one-eighth the cost of or
dinary railroads. The passenger cars for
this road, now building at Laconia, N. II.,
will be a decided novelty.
tW An Ohio couple quarrelled, and in
the heat of the moment the man packed
his carpet-bag and left her forever. A short
distance from the house he discovered that
be had forgotten his tobacoo-box. To go
baok for it was tho work of a moment.
Then, having filled his mouth with the
weed, he looked upon his wife with molli
fied 'eyes, and In another moment both
were protesting that they had only been In
fun any how.
Peekskii.l, N. Y., Oct. 10 A freight
train while crossing on the down track at
this station this morning was run into by
the St. Louis express Just ooraing In.' Both
engines were smashed and ten or twelve
freight cars Wrecked, hut po one was hurt.
The cars on the express were damaged.
The engineer of the express could not see
the danger signal in time because of a fog.
. t3T A would-be wife murderer in Ar
kansas a few days ago snapped both oocks
of a loaded guu at his wife, who was sick
in bed. lie then took the gun by the
muzzle and attempted to dash out the
sufferer's brains ; but the breeoh glanoed
on the bedpost, both barrels exploded, and
the charges of buckshot entered his
lungs and killed him.
tW A large order has been reoelved by
a mica conoeru In New York for plates of
mica to go to China. The Chinese use
these plates, which are about seven inches
square, for idolatrous purposes. They
paint upon them the likeness of their
divinities, and reverently adore the same.
These particular ones are to be used for
housohold decoration and devotion. They
are considered quite stylish among the
better class of Chinese.
tW He was a wild Texan, just from the
frontier, and had boarded the train at
Fort Worth for Dallas. It was his first
ride on the " kers," and as the conductor
reached in his hip pockot for his punch,
the sharp eye of Texas caught a glimpse
of its polished baudle,and quick as thought
he leveled a navy six ou that conductor,
saying, " Put'er up, or I'll blow daylight
through you. No man can get the drop on
John II. Dusenbury, George H.
Murphy and William Seixas, three repub
lican ward politicians, were arrested in
Philadelphia ou Saturday night a week.
They are charged with having driven James
G. Smith, a saloon keeper, up stairs and
locked him up,' after which they began the
general destruction of glass wars and other
furniture. Two of them are alleged to
have also assaulted Mr. Smith's wife.
They were all held to bail.
IW B. Frank Stokes, a friend of Presi
dent Morton, and late Secretary of the
Market Street Railway, Philadelphia, has
become a lunatlo since the defalcation,
lie has labored under great mental excite
ment, and on Saturday a week began to
show signs of mental, aberration, whloh
culminated in utter madness, and it was
found necessary to take him to a lunatio
. tW " Mrs. Burley, of Tyrone, was
badly frightened a few evenings ago, and
she had just cause to faint on the instant.
She went to a closet In her house for the
purpose of proouriug some article of cloth
ing stored therein, and knowing exactly
where to lay her hand upon it, she did not
take a light with ber. The feelings of the
lady can be imagined when, in reaching
into the dark closet, her hand came in
contact with a man's face. She ran quickly
away to give an alarm, and the individual
made his escape." ,
tW A Sheffield, England, correspondent
of the Iron Ago" states that a Sheffield
man who has lived many years in New
Zealand, writes home that " wo import
largely of American planing and morticing
machines, spades, shovels, axes, hammers
edge tools of all kinds ) and when light
ness and finish combined with strength
and general adaptability for the purpose
required is wanted, America ' supercedes
the old country. Hardware goods of all
kinds are muoh more largely imported
from America' than formerly, as the
Yankees have the knack of adapting ma
chinery and tools to the work described."
The information directs the attention of
makers and shippers to a growing market
that, with this prepossession, can be culti
vated advantageously at o nee. This is the
immediate object to be sought,' and every
opportunity should be improved.
The readers of "Thb Times" will please
observe tbat this column has been hired by the
Greenback and Worklngmen's Party, for Cam
paign purposes, and the Chairman of the
County Committee Is responsible for Its con
tents. The Greenback and Workincmeu's
For Supreme Judye,
Hon. B. 8. Bentlet, ot Lycoming County.
For Auditor General,
Hon. James E. E.mekson,
For Slate Treasurer, ,
Hon. James L. Wright, of Philadelphia.
For Ansociate Judge, '
IIaiiuison M'Cuaceem, ot Buffalo Township.
Geokqb W. Witzbl; ol I'eaa Township.
For Director of the JPoor,
Dr. Locis Ellekman, of. Spring Township.
For County Surveyor,
Wm. Bkown, of Duncannon.
Chairman of State Central Committee,
F. P. Dewees, Pottsvllle, Pa.
Chairman of County Committee,
Wm. II. Willis, Duncannon..
We present with just pride such can
didates tothe peopld as "ur standard
bearers, t M;1 M.,., .
Hon. B. 8. Bentley, our candidate for
Supreme Judge, is a man of irreproach
able charaoter, an accomplished lawyer,
widely known and respected. He was
at one time President Judge in Lycoming
.county, where he at present resides.
JamesE. Emerson, the. candidate for
Auditor General, is a manufacturer, an
inventor and a mechanic i Hels nn able
speaker, widely known in, Western
Pennsylvania, where he has great per
sonal popularity. He is a sincere be
liever and advocate of what is known as
the Green baok policy, .
Jumps Li. Wright, of Philadelphia, the
candidate for State Treasurer, is a repre
sentative wo'rkingman. He is a man of
character and intelligence, aiman of the
people he understands their wants and
their wishes. If he is elected he. will
make an honest and capable officer.
The Greenback party is not a one-idea
party in the sense such term is generally
used. But it does represent the great
idea that governments are formed for
the people and should be controlled by
the people. It is the embodiment of
the struggles of the masses of the people
to retain their liberties. It now hopes
to maintain at the ballot-box those prin
ciples which revolutionary sires obtain
ed at the point of the bayonet. It holds
to the faith of Jefferson against the
cluims of a new Federal party, composed
of those who now control the hitherto,
great pdrties. , To the people we appeal.
The struggle is upon us and must be
met. It is an issue between the privil
eged few and the masses of the people.
It is an issue between the oppressor and
the oppressed. , It involves the great
question of bread to eat, clothes to wear
and a roof to shelter, as well as the pre
servation of a government republican in
fact, as it is now in name.
The United Workingmen and Green
backers take pleasure In presenting to
the voters of Perry County the following
candidates. ' 1
For Associate Judge, Harrison Mc
Cracken, of Buffalo township, a fine
gentleman, in every way qualified for
the position, and well worthty of the
suffrage of those who wish an honest,
impartial and non partizan judge. Mr.
McCracken was a soldier, of the first to
respond to the country's call for help;
served tlrree years in the Pennsylvania
Reserves, has since been a resident of
Buffalo township, and will poll his
greatest vote where be is best known, a
fact which speaks better for him than
aught we could say about him.
Mr. George W. Wetzel, our candidate
for Sheriff, is now a resident of Penn
township, he has previously resided at
several other points in this county, was
also a soldier during the Rebellion, is
also a gentleman of the highest type of
moral character, a fact so fully appre
ciated by his acquaintances, as to war
rant the prediction that he will get the
highest vote tbat ever was given any
candidate in Duncannon and Penn
township. With his unquestioned
business qualifications, he cannot fail to
discharge the duties of the office entire
ly satisfactory, should he be elected.
Dr. Lewis Ellerman, the candidate for
Director of the Poor, belongs to the best
element of our German population, an
Intelligent gentleman with a large, sym
pathetic heart. Once in his hands, the
poor unfortunates of the County, will
have a sympathizing guardian, and the
people an officer , both prudent and
economical, and one who will not suffer
any jobs or speculations to be saddled on
the people of the County.
Mr. William Brown, the candidate
for County surveyor,is a very fine math
ematician, and probably the best geome
ter in the County,a practical and reliabje
surveyor of many years experience. Mr.
Brown is a man , universally esteemed
for his Integrity and ability.
In presenting these candidates to the
people of Perry County, we desire to
say, that not one of them has sought the
office for which they have been nomina-
ted, in most cases they have been igno- (
rant of the fact of their nomination un
til notified , by the Chairman, of the!
In accordance with the rules of our
party they were selected on the simple
score of merit and fitness, and we ear
nestly hope the people of Perry County
who value principle and good, efficient
officers, above party pride, and who de
sire to show, their disapproval of the
shameless political huxtering that has
disgraced our' County in the past, to,
unite with us in polling such an over
whelming vote as will for ever send to
the rear the old political office-seekers
who have been forcing themselves upon
the people, and for this purpose we call
upon all those who favor the movement
to meet in their respective election dis
tricts to organize, and report to the
chairman of the County Committee,
sending the names of two or three ener
getic workingmen, to be added to the
County Committee. A full list of the
County Committee, as far as appointed,
will be published In this column next
W. II. WrLLis, Chairman,
Wm. A.IIolLaxd, Secretary.
Duncannon, Pa., Oct. 12, 1M77.
Soldiers' Re-Union. In accordance with
the arrangement made last year, the
fourth annual re-union of the soldiers of
Perry county will take place in Bloom
field, on Thursday, the 18th day of
October next. Every arrangement pos
sible will be made to have the occasion
of general interest, and it is hoped that
every soldier in the county will partici
pate. F. M. M'KEEnAi.', Prcst.
Chas. II. Smiley, Secretary.
Removal. J. T. Messimerhas remov
ed liis Shoe Shop to the room adjoining
K. B. Clouser's ollloe, 4 doors west of the
Post-Oftlce, where he will make to order
Boots and Shoes of ai! kinds. Repair
ing promptly and neatly executed. He
will also keep ou hand a good assort
ment of Boots aud Shoes, which he will
sell at low prices. Give him a call. 17
Blank Receipt Bocks for Administrators
and Executors. Also blank notes and
all other blanks for sale at this oftiee. tf