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TIIH TIMES, NKW lUiOOMFlKLI), t'A.j ftOVEMHER 20, 1877.
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R. fl.
ARltANGEMENTOK rASHENO Ell T It AINB.
ZVwviisiSier 51h, 1N7.
V K A I NH L K A V K !1 A H I! I SHU ltd AS FOM.OW B
For New York, at 6.20, 8.H a. m. S.57p. m.,
nni p. in.
I'm- Philadelphia, t 6.20, 8.10,0.45 a.m. ml
and 3. 67 p. in.
For Heading, nt S.20, 8.10,0.45 a.m. and 2.00
3.f7 ninl 7.iV. , .
For Pottsvllle nt S.20. 8.10 n. m.. nnd R.S7
R. in., and via Schuylkill nnd Husquehnnnn
ni ii oh at 2.40 l. xi.
For Auburn via H. : 8. Mr. at fi.lOa. in.
For Alleiitown, at 4.20, B.lua. w.,HUdat 2i00,
3.37 and .M p. in. , . ,
The V2i. h.iii a. m.. 3.7 and i.B5 p. in., trains
have through ears for New York.
The f.20, 8.10 a. n.. and 2.00 p.m., trains liavo
til rough cars fort'hihidelphlu.
For New York, at 8.20 a. in.
Fur Alleiitown and Way Ktatlnrs at 6 20 a.m.
For Ke.adlng, Philadelphia and WayStationsat
1.4 . m.
TKAINS FOH H ARUIBWMIG, LfcAVE AS HKM.
Leave New York, at 8.43 a. m., 1.00, CSV nnd
7.4i p M.
Leave Philadelphia, at 9.15 .a. m. 3.40, and
7.20 p. in.
Leave Reading, at tUO, 7.40, 11.20 a. in. 1.J0,
6.1S and 1. 3 p. in.
Leave FottsvKle, at A.10, 93 a.m. and 4.35
And via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Hrunchat
8.1s a. in.
,i';i Auburn iaS. tk S. Br. t 12 noon.
Leave Alleiilown, at ti.3'lo,50, U.Oia.. in., 12.16,
4.30 and H.Ui p. 111.
Leave New York, at 3.30 p. w.
Leaf Philadelphia, at 7.20 p. m.
l.care Reading, ut 4.40, T.4-J, a. m. and 10 35
LeaTe Alleiitown. al2 30 a. ik., and 9.0!) p. m.
9. K. WOOTKN, Gen. Manager.
C. R. Hancock, General Ticket Agent.
tDnes not run en Mondays.
Vla Morris and Kssex It. ii.
Pennsylvania 'It. II. Time Table.
NEWPORT - STATION.
Dn and after Monday, June 25th, 1877, Pas
longer tralnswll) run as follows:
Mlftllitown A oo. 7.32 a. m., dally except Sunday.
Johnstown Kx. 12.22 P. u., dally " Sunday
Mall 6.54 P. M., daily exccptSunday
Atlantic Express, 9.51p.m., flag, daily.
WayPass. 9.08 A. M., dally.
Mail ..Ji.43 p. m. dally excaptSunday.
Millllntown Acc. fi.f5 p. M. dully except Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, 11.57P. M.,(Flag daily, ei-
Tacltlc Express, 5.17 a. m., dally (flag)
Trains are now run by Philadelphia time, which
is 13 minutes faster than Altoona time, and 4 min
utes slewer than TJew York time.
J.J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, June 45th, 1877, trains
willlea-ve Duncannon, as follows :
Miftlintown Acc. dally exeept Sunday at 8.12 a. m.
Johnstswii Ex. 12.5 a I'. M., dally except Sunday.
Mail 7.80 P. m " "
Atlantic ExpresslO.20 p. ., daily (flag)
Way Pmsenger, 8.38 a. u., daily
Mull, 2.09 p. m, .dailyexceptSunday.
Miltlintown Acc. daily exant Sunday at 6.1SP.M.
Pittsburg Ex. dally except tlnnday (flag) 11.33P. M.
WM. C. KING A (tent.
F. QU1GLEY & (?a,
Would respectfully Inform the public that.tliey
have opened a new
In ISloonilield. on Carlisle Street, two doors North
of iliu Foundry, where Uiey will manufacture
HARNESS OF ALL KINDS,
Saddles, liridlcs, Collars,
and every thing usually kept a a tlrstclass es
tablishment. Give us a cull before going else
where. 3- FINE HARNESS a speciality.
1 REPAIRING done on Miort notice and at rea
KS- HIDES taken lu exchange (or work.
D. F. tiCfGLEY & CO.
. Riooni Held, January 0, 1S77.
.Fee Reduced. Entire Cost $55.
Patent Olllce Fee 15 In advance, balance 820
within 0 months after patent allowed. .Advice
.mud examination free. Patents Sold.
19-3m Washington, J). C.
Cfin AGENTS WANTED to canvas for a
uJ cuaku piotchb. 2i.2S inches, eutltled
The Illustrated luhk's Puaybii." Agents
are met -.ting with great success.
For particulars, addmss
11. M. CiC-DEK, Publisher,
ISJy York. Pa.
The undersigned hac removed his
Leather nnd Harness Store
(Trom Front to High street, jiear the Penn'a.,
Freight Depot, where he williiave on hand, and
will soil at
Leather and Harness f all kinds. Having good
workmen, and by buying ut tiie lowest ctith
prima. 1 fear no competition.
Market prices paid in cash for Kf.rk. Hides and
Hkius. Thank ful (or past favors, l solicit a con
tinuance of the saive.
P. s. Blankets, Robes, and Shoe findings made
JOS. M. HAWLEY.
Duncannon, JulyW. 1870. tf
New Pension Law,
U NDER an act of Congress approved March 3,
1H73. widows of ntllurrs who were killed, or
died of disease contracted lu the service, are now
utitledtot2.00per juontlilur each of their chil
dren. The guardian of a minor child of a soldier who
heretofore only received 88.00 per mouth pension
Isnow entitled to10. per moth.
Soldiers who receive Invalid pensions can now
have their pensions increased to any sum or rate
between JH. uud $18. per month.
Soldiers who have lost their discharges can now
Fathers and mothers who lost sons Intheserv
lee upou wliom .iiey were depeudent for support,
can also oblaln pensions.
The undersigned having had overlO vears ex
perience lu the Claim agency business will attend
promptly to claims under the above act.
Call on or address
, Attorney for Claimants, ' '.
IPerry Co., Pa
TRYING THEIR FORTUNE.
J T,nnp, ldiikliig up BinMonly from
IttT jilnto of wnhiuis "do you know
this Is llnllow KvnV"
Two iiitlrs of lirlght pyes tlio one
sparkling Iilnck, UieotliiTtlprphoiiglit
ful ryes glnnerd tni,v llci'tlng thetjlieery
llglit of a wood-firo.
" Well V" enlil the hvviut of Hie lilnck
"Woll," reieted IlntUe, "we cmi
lmve our fortunes told, on 'this of k!1
diiys In the yenr.' "
"Bo we enn 1" exeliilined JosleengeHy;
" if we only knew how It Is done."
" Oh, I know all about that !" Ilntttc
suid confidently. " It Is simple nnd eitsy
enough. You ee,there are several ways,
but the two best are for the first to go
Into the garden In your night-dress,
backward, and pull up a cabbage by the
"A cahbrtge!" exclaimed Barbara
Locke, opening her dark-gray eyes.
" Well, that Is romantic ; but go on."
" The first person of the other sex who
speaks to you after thecabbnge-pulling,"
resumed J lattle, solemnly, " ls k?stlned
to be your future husband."
" Indeed ! How nice 1" said Jesle, sar
castically. " Of course it is understood
that the gcntlemnn doesn't see his future
wife while she Is in her airy ottire and
in the net of plucking the interesting
vegetable. But what is the second recipe
"In this you are also to toe in your
night-dress," Hattie continued. " Then
you are to take a litmp in or.e hand, a
comb in the other, and walk 'into an un
occupied chamber where there Is a mir
ror. You must look neither to the right
nor to the left, but set down your lamp
nnd stand before the mirror, combing
your head and eating an Rf pie. When
the clock strikes twelve, you are to raise
your eyes to the mirror, atd there you
will see reflected the face of your future
husband, looking over your shoulder."
" UghJ" said Josie with a shudder
"how ghostly 1 I shouldn't at all enjoy
seeing my future spouse under such pe
culiar circumstances. I'll try the cab
bage experiment, girls, wid leave the
other to yourselves."
"Oh, as to that," HntOe said, half
archly and half blushingly. " I've no
further occasion for such .experiments.
My fortune is told, you know. But you,
Barbara who knows what brilliant des
tiny may be revealed to you to-night V
And there Is Aunt Mary's big guest
chamber, with the old-fashioned ebony
framed mirror the very flace for the
comb-and-t'jiple Incantation I"
" Indeed," Barbara said, shrugging
her graceful shoulders" fcideed I must
beg to be excused. I am n believer in
the magic power of combs, apples and
cabbages for,unveiling the future."
"But for the fun of the thing, Bar
bie," Josie said, pleadingly, "If I try one
plan, you might undertufca the other;
and to-morrow, when we meet, we'll
So, after boijjc discussion, half laugh
ing and half earnest, Barbara promised,
and then, as tiws clock struck ton, blio
and Hattie rose -to go home.
It was no great distance from Mrs.
Booker's to Mies Lane's only a few
turns of a village street. Tom Booker,
Josie's school-boy brother was roused
from his nap on tiie sofa, and unwilling
ly pressed into service as escort.
The girls, wrapped In shawls and nu
bias, stood for a moment on the front
eteps, admiring the moonlight and the
clear, blue sky, with its myriads of bright
" The cabbages will look splendid to
night," Josie said; "all glistening with
dew drops, like so many diamonds. You
need not laugh, Barbie; you who live in
the-city can have no idea of how much
real licnuty there is la a bed of dewy
cabbages on a moonlight night. Pity I
bhnll be deprived of the sight by having
to walk backward. Good-night! Don'jt
forgot the mirror and the apple!"
In. the big white house, under the
aspen trees, only one dim light shone as
Hattie vnd hercousin ascended thetiteps.
"We won't wake Aunt Mary," said
Barbara. " She has become tired of
waiting fttr us, and has gone to bed."
6o, quietly extinguishing the kail
lamp, they crept on tip-toe, to their own
room , and there sat before the fire, softly
talking, m girls do on such occasions
no matter how late tiie hour may be.
But on thia particular night it was ne
cessary that they should keep awake; for
was not Barbara going to try her for
tune? " It wants only ten minutes of twelve,
Barbie," said Hattie, at length. "Quite
time for you to bo at your post, if you
would not miss tryst with your future
lord and master. Here Is the comb, and
here the apple. I have chosen a small
one, you see, knowing that you would
have but little appetite at such a crisis.
Now let down your hair lovely hair It
is and your true love, being behind
you, will have full opportunity of admir
ing it. There, take the candle and re
pair to your tryst."
" I declare, Hattie, I am almost
afraid," sold Barbara, half laughing.
"If I had not promised Josie but she
will laugh nt me for hacking out nt the
last moment, so I will be brave and win
LYsplte her forced bravery, she felt
something like a shudder creep through
her frame, its. In t ho midnight silence,
she traversed the long, dim passrtge and
opened the door of the unoccupied stale
chtunber. One Involuntary glance she gave be
fore entering. There was a largo, shnd
owy room, with the great mahogany
four-post bedstead, looming up, with Its
heavy draperies; and she caught the
dusky gleam of tin? mirror, which faced
her on the opposite side of the room, ex
actly nt the foot of the bed.
It was a hasty glance, for she remem
bered that, according to Hattle's Instruc
tions, she was to 1 look neither to the
right nor to the left;1 and so she walked
steadily, yet noiselessly, across the floor,
deposited the lamp on the old-fashioned
bureau, took a tiny bite of her apple,
and with both hands, that would trem
ble, commenced combing the glossy
tresses which fell In a golden flood
around her slender figure, robed In its
pure, white garments.
A moment passed. Barbara slowly
passing the comb through her hair, lis
tened, with a beating heart,for the strik
ing of the clock.
Bhe fe!t nervous, and wished she had
not undertaken this silly experiment.
Then sle became conscious of a vague
feeling ef superstitious awe.
What If, after nil, there should be
Hometh&nu hi these old-time supersti
tions t What If something should ap
pear to her, and But what was that
slight, nlmost imperceptible sound 1
hlndker'r' Had some one touched her
hairy Was some mysterious, Impalpa
ble presence near her?
At the thought her heart stood still,
and I?r very blood seemed curdling in
her veins. She heard the sound of the
old clock in the hall below striking, one,
two!' and it was not until the last stroke
rang out that she dared to raise her eyes
to the mirror before which she stood.
Gracious heavensl There was a face
reflected In that glass a strange face,
dark and handsoine,and but indistinctly
seen, as, out of the shadowy depths be
hind her, it looked over hershoulder full
Into the startled eyes reflected In the
Bivtbara gave one look one shriek, aud
in her nervous terror, fcllaintlug to the
Meantime, how fared it with Josie
Josie conscious Uiat her mother would
disapprove of her proposed moonlight
expedition, waited till Tom returned
from his knight-errant service, and took
hiuiiiuto her confidence.
In consideration of her writing his
week's school exercises, Imj undertook to
stand sentry at the back door, while she,
repeating certain incantations and invo
cations, as solemnly enjoined by Hattie,
slowly paced backward down the garden
Though in her night-dress an indis
pensable requisite to the success of the
spell she had taken the precaution to
envelop herself in a water-proof cloak,
both to escape observation and to guard
against a possible cold.
There was nothing white visible about
her except a cluster of curl-papers pro
jecting from under Uie cloak hood.
Tom, kicking his frosty feet on the
stone steps, whistled in n low key, ns he
watched his sister's dark figure gradually
recede in the moonlight, thinking to
himself how troublesome and silly girls
From this mood he was aroused by a
cheery voice behind him, as somebody
entered the yard gate.
"Why, Tom, old fellow; studying
astronomy for to-morrow's class?"
Itwasl'hilip Lane, Hattle's lawyer
brother, who had been for weeks prom
ising to his aunt and sister a visit.
" Lor'J' said Tom, however did you
come here, unless you dropped from the
" I arrived, an hour ago, by a tcrres
tial conveyance. Where are the girls,
Tom ? It's time they should be at home.
And how is Miss Josie ?"
Now, Tom Booker was a precocious
youth, and at this momenta brilliant
idea flashed upon his bruin.
"Hush !" he said, in a whisper. "The
girls are gone to bed long ago, and I'm
set here to watch forcabbage thleves."
"You see," continued Tom, with a
moral delinquency appalliug in one of
his years" you see, every night for a
week past our cabbages have been stolen
and we've never been able to find out
the Hush! Ain't there somebody
down there now ?"
" Yes, I think there is," answered Hill
Lane, looking attentively over the gar
" I'm afraid to go down there by my
self," Tom whined, pathetically. "They
might kill me, you know. But if you
don't mind " !
"Oh, I'll help you. Stand here, by
the gate, to cut off the enemy's retreat
In this direction, while I take lilin In
the flank and rear, lie won't escape
this time, I'll warrant."
Josie,. progressing slowly backward,
paused nt tho II rst cabbiigcngalnst which
she chanced to stumble. Kneeling and
putting her hands behind her, sho seiz
ed the stalk of the nntgie vegetable, and
essayed to. pull it up by the roots. It
proved a task of greater difficulty than
she had expected, and found It necessary
to apply her whole strength to the un
dertaking, " My goodness!" she thought, " what
a tough pull for a husband I And If I
don't succeed, I shall bo an old maid so
Hattie said. Myt how ridiculous I must
look ! I wouldn't have any of the men
see tne, especially l'hll Lane, for"
Here the obstinate root yielded, and
Josie fell forward among the wet weeds.
She sprang up In an instant triumphant
ly grasping her prize.
" I wonder who will be the first to
speak tome now ?" she thought. " Ugh!
Suppose some ghostly voice should call
to me out of"
"Hello! not so fast!" cried a voice
behind her, and she felt a hand laid up
on her shoulder.
With a wild shriek, she darted away
in her fright taking the opposite direc
tion from the house.
She heard swift footsteps pursuing,
and the two flying figures rapidly made
the circuit of the garden, while Tom,
looking on nt the chase, fairly yelled
At length, a treacherous vine caught
about Josle's feet, and she stopped short
and desperately faced her pursuer.
"Philip Lane I"
Her faco, pale before, now became
crimson witli mortification, which rap
Idly changed to anger.
" Mr. Lane," she said, hotly, " I am
yet to learn the meaning of this thia
most extraordinary conduct !"
"Why, Josie! I had no idea it was
you! I took you for a cabbage-thief!"
"Indeed! And who gave you the
right to Intrude upon private premises,
and frighten people half to death
Her assumed dignity was fast fulling,
and tears began to start Into her eyes.
" Come, Josie, don't be angry with
me. It was all a mistake. And how
was I to recognize you In such a posi
tion?" She drew her water-proof close around
her, and involuntarily pulled the hood
over the clustering curl-papers.
" You will forgive me, Josie, and shake
hands, won't you ? It is so long since I
have seen you three whole months."
"No, sir, I will not shake hands with
you at least not to-night," she conclud
ed, rather lamely, as she met the plead
ing eyes fixed upon her own in the
" Oh, well, to-morrow then. But, Jo
sie, what on earth could you be wanting
with a with vegetables, nt this time of
" Oh, you sec, it's Hallow-Eve," said
Tom, coming up, with a broad grin on
his interesting physiognomy. " She was
trying her fortune, you know. Tho first
man who spoke to her after she had
pulled up the cabbage was to be her fu
ture husband, you know. Isn't that It,
But Josie was rapidly retreating to
ward tho house, where, upon reaching
her own room, she burst into hysterical
weeping, and made a solemn vow to box
Tom's ears the first thing in tho morn
ing, and also not to speak to Philip Lane
while he remained In G .
How she kept the latter vow was ap
parent next evening, when she formed
one of a group of girls who were gather
ed in Hattio Lane's room, listening with
intent interest to Aunt Mary's account
of Barbara's extraordinary adventure of
the proceeding night.
" It was just like Philip," said she "to
arrive at bed-time, and bring his friend
with him, without giving me a word of
notice ; and tho consequence was that
there wasn't so much us a fire in the
spare chamber. Jane had gone to bed,
and all I could do was to put on plenty
of blankets, and make them take some
hot coffee they hud had supper ut
Cooke's, it seems. And then, whilo Mr.
Stanard retired, Phil went over to Mrs.
Booker's for the girls, taking tho back
way for shortness and so they missed
each other. I heurd Hattie and Barbara
stealing up stairs, to escape a scolding, I
suppose, for staying out so lute, and I
thought It might be just as well to let
them retire without telling them of the
arrival, thinking what a surprise it
would be In the morning. But if I had
suspected that the child was going to do
so silly a thing, and scare herself out of
her wits, aud astonish Mr. Stanard with
the belief that she was a somnambulist-"
Here Barbara hid her face on Aunt
Barbara's shoulder, and the girls broke
Into merry laughter.
" Oh, Auntie, it was so awful !" mur
" Awful !" said one of the girls.
" Why, Barbie, I think it was the nicest
thing that could have happened. I'll
bet you a bridal present flint your Hallow-Eve
spell ' conies fruo,' us the chil
" And ns for Josle's experience," said
Aunt Mary, "why I could have pre
dicted her fortune a year ago, without
the aid of a cabbage. But Come now,
girls, let us go to the parlnr.or the young
men will become impatient for their
dance, and you know, Barbie, you are
engaged for the first set to the handsome
apparition that appeared to you through
the bed-curtains on Hallow-Eve."
To this day, the young folks of G .
put great faith In the efllcacy of Hallow
Eve charms and spells, and In proof
thereof point to two of the happiest
matches that have ever taken place In
the little town.
A Short Temperance Story.
AT a certain town meeting In Penn
sylvania, the question came in
whether any persons should be licensed!
to sell rum. The clergyman, the deacon,,
the physician, strange as It may now
appear, all favored It. One man only
spoke against it, because of the mischief
it did. The question was about to be
put, when there arose from one corner
of the room a miserable woman. She
was thinly clad, and her appearance in
dicated the uttermost wretchedness, and
that her mortal career was almost clos
ed. After a moment's silence, and all
eyes being fixed upon her, she stretched
her attenuated body to its utmost height
and then her long arms to their greatest
length, and raising her voice to a shrill
pitch, she called to all to look upon her. .
"Yes 1" she said, " look upon me, and
then hear me. All that the last speaker
has said relative to temperate drinking,
as being the father of drunkenness, is
truth. All drinking of nlcholio poison,
ns a beverage In health, is excess ! Look
upon me! You all know I was once the
mistress of the best furm In town ; you
all know, too, that I had one of the
best the most devoted of husbands
You all know I had fine, noble-heartedi
industrious boys ! Where are they now t
Doctor where are they now ? You alt
know. You all know they lie in a row,
side by side, in yonder church-yard ; all
everyone of them filling a drunkard's
grave ! They were all taught to believe
that temperate drinking was safe that
excess alone ought to be avoided ; and
they never acknowledged excess. They
quoted you, and you, and you, pointing
with a shred of a finger toward the min
ister, deacon aud doctor, as authority.
They thought themselves safe under
such teachers. But I saw the gradual
change coming over my family and its
prospects with dismay and horror. I
felt we were all to be overwhelmed in
one common ruin. I tried to wardofi"
the blow, I tried to break the spell, the
delusive spell, in which the Idea of the
benefits of temperate drinking had In
volved my husband and sons. I begged,
I prayed; but the odds were against me.
"The minister said the poison that
was destroying my husband and boys,
was a good creature of God ; the deacon
who sits under the pulpit there, and
took our furm to puy his rum bills, sold
them the poison ; the doctor said a little
was good, and excess only ought to bo
avoided. My poor husband, and my
dear boys fell into the snare and they
could not escape ; nnd one nfter another
they were conveyed to the sorrowful
gravo of the drunkard. Now look nt
me again. You probably see me for the
last time. My sands are almost run out.
I have drugged my exhausted frame
from my present home your poor house
to warn you deacon ! to warn you,
false teacher of God's word !" And with
her arms flung high, and her voice rais
ed to an unearthly pitch, she excluimed,
" I shall soon stand before the judgment
seat of God. I shall meet you there,
you false guides, and be a witness against
The miserable woman vanished. A
dead silence pervaded the assembly; the
minister, the deacon and the physician
hung their heads ; and when the presi
dent of the meeting put the question,
" Shall any license be granted for the
sale of spiritous liquors?" the unani
mous answer was ' No."
r&F The Sun Francisco Chronicle says:
Oh the last trip of the schooner Lola
from Valiejo to this port, the wind hav
ing fallen off and the vessel being in four
uuuouis oi water, the anchor was let go,
pursuant to tho order of the master,
Hughes, who had gone forward to give
it. As the anchor was let slip, a 2 inch
line by which a buoy was made fast to
its chain accidentally took a turn round
the master's leg and whipped him over
the side and down into the sea.
As he went rushing feet first to the
bottom he drew and opened a ocket
knife, and with one desjierate eil'ort of
strength against the pressure of the
water he stooped down and severed the
line, having to cut deep into the flesh of
his leg to do so. As he shot up almost
as swiftly as he had gone down he re
turned the knife to his pocket, and when
he reached the surface was picked up
with only a lanced ankle as the result of
what would have been a dive to death
but for his coolness aud nerve.