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November 51Ii, IST7.
For New York, nt 8.20, 8.H a. m. 8.67P. m.,
and 7.S") p. m.
For Philadelphia, at B.20. 8.10, 9.45 a.m. d
and 8.67 p. in.
For Reading, at IS.ZO, 8.10, 0.45 a.m. and 2.00
3.57 anil 7.fift.
For Pottsvllle at 8.20. 8.10 a. m.. and 8.67
B. in., and via Schuylkill and Susquehanna
ranch al 2.40 p. m.
For Auburn via K. & R. Br. at 8.10 a. m.
For Alleiitown,atB.2u, 8.11) a. in., and at 2.00,
3.57 and 7.5J p. in.
Thsft.20, 8.10 a. m., 3.157 and 7.55 p. m., trains
have through cars for New York.
The 6.20, 8.10 a. in.. and 2.00 p.m., trains have
through cars (orl'liilailelplila.
For New York, at 6.20 a. m. 4
For Allentown and Way Stations at 6 20a.m.
For Reading, Philadelphia and Way Statlousat
1.45 p. m.
Leave New York, at 8.45 a. m., 1.00, 5.30 and
7.45 p. 111.
Leave Philadelphia, at 9.15 a. m. S.40, and
7.20 p. m.
Leave Reading, nt t-40, 7.40, 11.20 a. m. 1.30,
6.15 and In. ai p. m.
Leave Pottsvllle, at fi.10, 9.15 a.m. and 4.35
p. m.
And via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Branch at
8.15 a. in.
Leave Auburn viaS. & K. nr. at 12 noon.
Leave Allentowii.Btt4.306.B0, 9.U5 a. m., 12.15,
4.30 and p. m. ' .
Leave New York, at 5.30 p.m.
Leave Philadelphia, at 7.20 p. m.
Leave Reading, at 4.40, 7.40, a. in. and 10.35
p. m
Leave Allentown. a(2 30 a. in., and 9.05 p. m.
J. E. WOOTKN, Gen. Manager.
C. O. Hancock, General Ticket Agent.
tDees not run on Mondays.
Via Morris and Essex U. R.
Pennsylvania It. It. Time Table.
On and alter Monday, June 25th, 1877, Pas
senger tramswill run as follows:
Miniintown Acc. 7.32 a. re., dally except Sunday.
Johnstown Ex. 1222 P. M., daily " Sunday
Mail 6.64 P. M., daily exceptSunday
Atlantic Express, 9.51p.m., flag, dally.
Way Pass. 9.08 a. m., daHy,
Mall 2.43 p. m. dally exceptSunday.
Miniintown Acc. 6.65P. M. dallyexceut Sunday.
Pittsburgh Express, 11.67F. M., (Flag) daily, ex
cept Sunday.
Paciilc fcxmesa. 6.17 a. m.. dally (flail
Trains are now run by Philadelnhia time, which
Is 13 miuutes fatter than Altoona time, and 4 min
utes slower tnan new loiKiune.
J.J. BARCLAY, Agent.
On and after Monday, June 2ith, 1877,traius
wuiieave uuocaiinon, as louows:
Miniintown Acc. daily excent Sundav at 8.12a. m.
Johnstown Ex. 12.58P. M., dally except Sunday.
Mail 7.:w p. m " "
Atlantic Express 10.20 p. m., daily (flag)
Way Passenger, 8.J8 a. m., daily
Mall.2.0W p. M dailvexcentSnndav
Miniintown Acc. daily except Sunday at 6.16p.m.
rittsuurg ti. aauy except Sunday (nag) 11.33F. m
WM. C. KING Agent.
Would respectfully Inform the public that they
have opened a new
Saddlery Shop
In Bloomtleld. on Carlisle Street, two doors North
of the Foundry, wkere they will manufacture
Saddles, liridles, Collars,
and every thing usually kept in a tirst-class es
tablishment. Give us a call before going else
where. . FINE HARNESS a speciality.
REPAIRING done ou short notice and at rea
sonable prices.
W" HIDES taken tn exchange for work.
D. V. yuIGLEY & CO.
, uioomnem, January , JS77.
' Fee Reduced. Entire Cost $55,
Patent Oftlee Fee ?: In advance, balance 20
within months after patent allowed. Advice
and examination free. Patents Sold.
J. Vance LKwiHACo.,
19-3m Washington, D. C.
KOn AGENTS WANTED to canvass for a
UU ukand picture, 22x28 inches, entitled
"Thb Illustrated Lord's Pravku." Agents
are meeting with great success.
For particulars, address
H.M.CRIDER, Publisher,
48Jy York, Ta.
The undersigned has removed Ills
Leather and Harness Store
from Front to High Rrreet, near the Penn'a..
Freight Depot, where he will have ou hand, and
will sell at
Leather and Harness of all kinds. Having good
workmen, and by buying at the lowest cath.
priced, I fearno competition.
Market prices paid in cash for Bark. Hides and
Skins. Thankful for past favors, 1 solicit a con
tinuance of the same.
P. 8. Blankets, Robes, and Shoe findings made
a speciality,
Duncannon, Julyl9, 1876 tf
New Pension Law.
UNDER an act f Congress approved March S,
18i8, widows of ollleers who were killed, or
died of disease contracted In the service, are now
entitled to $i00 per month for each of their chll.
The guardian of a minor child of a soldier who
heretofore only received $8.00 per mouth pension
Isuow entitled to 810. per moth.
Soldiers who receive invalid pensions ean now
nave their pensions inoreased to any sum or rate
between 88. and 818. per month.
Sold lers who have lost their discharges can now
obtain duplicates.
Fathers and mothers who lost sons In the serv
ice upon whouiidey were dependent for support,
can also obi al n pensions.
The undersigned having had over 10 vears ex
perience iu the Claim agency business will attend
promptly to claims under the above act.
Gallon or address
Attorney for Claimants,
New Bloomtleld,
SOtf. Perry Co., Pa
ON THE evening of September 10,
1858, Pablo Mortlone,a peddler .trad
ing among the aeottcred villages of the
French and Spanish Pyrenees, applied
for shelter from an approaching storm
at the house of Antonio Maschez, a
Bninll farmer, who lived a couple of
miles from St. Pol de Loon, In the An
dorra Pass. He was well known to the
farmer, as indeed he was to every one
else for twenty miles around, and met
with a cordial reception from both Mas
chez and his wife, a stalwart Cordovan
woman, who ruled her husband and her
household with a rod of Iron. Both, In
deed, professed extreme plensure In see
ing him, and with true mountain hospi
tality made him welcome to the best the
house afforded.
While awaiting the preparation of sup
per in the kitchen of the farm
house, Mortlone whiled away the time
by displaying the contents of his pack
to the little daughter of his host and
hostess, and the mother in more than
one instance neglected her cookery to
feast her eyes, sparkling with cupidity,
upon the gorgeous fabrics, the gaudy
handkerchiefs, flashy jewelry, and a host
of other attributes of the peddler's stock
in trade.
"When at last supper was announced,
Bhe devoted herself to a minute inspec
tion of the pack while its owner satisfied
the cravings of his appetitlte with an
ample meal. That over, he bundled his
stock together, and pleading the weari
ness of a long day's journey, went to bed
on the floor of the next room. The little
girl also retired to her pallet in a remote
corner of the same apartment.
Shortly after, Maschez, wiio had gone
out to secure his cattle from the storm
and split some billets of firewood, re
turned. He bore an armful of wood, ami
a heavy hatchet with which he had been
cutting it. He found his wife pacing
restlessly up and down the kitchen,
every now and then pausing at the door
of the bed-room to listen to the heavy
breathing of the tired peddler, already
fast asleep, with his precious pack for a
pillow. As he threw the wood noisily
into the fire-place, she turned upon him
with a warning gesture.
"Caramba! Wife, what ails you ?"
he asked, 1 amazement.
"Pah I Quiet 1 Do you hear how
soundly he sleeps ?"
" Well, he has had a long Journey to
day, and is tired enough to sleep well."
"He must never wake from that
sleep 1" hissed the wife, close to his ear.
" He must never wake, I say. Listen,
Antonio Matchez. That man has enough
wealth to make us rich, and with the
contents of his pack I can dress lietter
than the alcaide's wife, who will break
her heart of envy, He must die I"
" What do you mean ?" cried the horror-stricken
farmer, starting back.
"Quiet, you poor, cowardly fool!"
said his wife, fastening on his shoulder
with a grip of iron, and snatching the
sharp hatchet from his hand. "If you
are afraid to do it, I am not."
" Do you mean to murder him 1"' '
" Ay, and you too, if you give the
Standing In awe of his wife, as lie did,
the farmer dared not utter another woid
of expostulation. Clinging to the side
of the fire-place for support, the misera
ble man watched the murderess stealthi
ly approach the bed-room door. She set
the candle close to the threshold, so as
to obtain sufficient light for her purpose
without running any risk of disturbing
her intended victim.
In a moment more her figure disap
peared in the gloom of the room where
her child and her guest were sleeping.
At this instant a terriflo crash of thun
der shook the earth, and the tempest
broke down the narrow pass iu which
the house was situated with a frantic
howl. All earthly noises were drowned
in the conflict of the elements. . A vivid
flash of lightning, however, revealed the
figure of Madame Maschez standing in
the doorway. She still held the hatchet
in her hand, but ic was dripping blood.
In the brief moment which had passed
a human life had been taken for the sake
of a few gew-gaws and a couple of hun
dred francs.
Such was the tragedy which occurred
in the Andorre pass on the night of Sep
tember 10, 1858, as told at lils trial by
the husband of the murderess himself.
So quick and noiseless had the crime
been that the little child, who had been
awakened by the crash of the storm,
had heard no other sound than that
which had disturbed her slumbers, and
went to sleep again.
The female tigress compelled her
cringing spouse, by furious threats, to
assist her in dragging the body Into the
kitchen. Under cover of the storm this
was done without detection, and the
pack was likewise transported to the
common room. The sheepskin over
which the murdered man had been Jy.
ing was soaked with his blood, and to
gether with his clothing, was thrown
Into the fire. The pools of blood on the
earthen floor were speedily soaked up by
the ground.
The only evidences of the murder left
were tire pack, the hatchet, and the
corpse itself. This latter was quickly
disposed of. In a shed at the back of
the house were half a dozen wine casks,
most of them empty. Into one of these
the body was thrown, and at daylight
Madame Maschez headed it up with her
own hands and ran it full of water.
Several days passed, and the Maschez
house was always so beset with visitors
that no opportunity for a burial of the
body occurred. No one had seen the
peddler enter the house, and his absence
was not noticed.
On September 18, the little girl, while
at the village school of St. Pol de Leon,
exhibited a very fine silk handkerchief
one of a number contained in the ped
dler's pack. The handkerchief attracted
the attention of the village priest who
taught the school, and lie asked i
" Where did you get this fine kerchief
my dear ?"
" Mother has plenty of them," was
the innocent reply. "The strange man
with a bundle who slept at ourhouseone
night, and never went away again, had
The child had unwittingly betrayed
her guilty parent. Suspecting some
thing from her remark, the priest at
once dispatched a messenger for the al
calde. He came, accompanied by a mu
leteer from Andorre, who, that very
morning had called at his house to in
quire for the missing peddler, to whom
he wished to deliver some goods. "With
in an hour the school was dismissed,and
a strong party of villagers alsembled.and
under the leadership of the priest and al
calde, set out for the Maschez house.
The farm-house was deserted. From
a gully behind it, however, came a
sound as of splitting wood, and guided
by it, the patty pushed on. As they
crossed the patch of vegetable garden at
the back of the house they noticed a
smooth track on the ground as if a
heavy wine cask had rolled over it. On
reaching the gully this track wa9 ex
plained. At the foot of the steep bank Maschez
himself stood, spade in hand, beside a
trench, newly dug, and deep enough to
accommodate the body of a man. Mad
ame Maschez, armed with a sharp but
rusty hatchet, was beating In the head
of a wine cask near by. Her face was
flushed and her manner determined. Her
husband, on the contrary, was pale as
death, and trembling in every limb.
Without a word the party made a rush
for the guilty pair. At the crash of their
approach Madame Maschez beat the
head of the cask in, and turned, with
weapon uplifted, to meet them.
In the cask, almost full of water, they
could see the head and shoulders of a
man !
With a howl of fury the half savage
mountaineers rushed at the murderers,
unable to escape, the amazon faced them
dealing blow after blow with the formi
dable weapon in her hand. Half a dozen
of the assailants sustained fearful
wounds. Then one of them with a
frantic rush drove the tines of a hay
fork, with which he was armed, clean
through the body of the murderess.
With a furious cut of her hatchet she
severed the stout staff as if it had been a
reed, and fell. One of the tines of the
fork had pierced her heart.
Maschez had disappeared at the com
mencement of the fight. Search forhiui,
however, revealed him Insensible from
fright in the open grave.
He was taken to Andorre for trlal,and
the facts of the murder elicited. The
entire spoil gained by the poor peddler's
death was a little bag containing 200
francs, and the contents of his pack,
worth perhaps twice as much more. For
his involuntary complicity in the affair
Maschez was sentenced to the gulleys
for life.
A Practical Justice.
In Presque, Isle county, toward Mack
inac, is a beautiful lake, Hlght Grand
Lake, on whose shore stands a club
house owned by sundry flsh-loving citi
zens of Adrian, Michigan. The countrv
around is pretty much as nature made
it rough and the few backwoodsmen
living there are much like the countrv.
One of them, named Crawford, was
lately elected Justice of the peace. A
wood-chonner made comnlalnt flint, n.
certain raftsman bad beaten him, and
asked for a warrant for the offender's
arrest. The justice's entire stock of
legal blanks consisted of a summons
and a subpoena. After spending some
time vainly in trying to make these
papers fit the case, he got mad, flung
down his papers, and addressed the
complainant thus:
" See here, mister, this Court is bound
to see justice done in this township.
You pay me two dollars and a half, costs
of court, show me the man, and the
court will lick the devil out of him in
two minutes."
Complainant paid the costs and point
ed out the man. The "court," with
majesty on his brow and bis sleeves
rolled up, went for the offender, and in
sixty seconds thrashed him to the full
content of both parties. The court then
put on his coat, and remarked that " he
was a peace officer, and wished it under
stood that this court would preserve the
peace, and any man who thought he
could raise thunder in that neck of
woods would have to try the ease with
the court personally." No other case
has since been tried by 'Squire Craw
ford. Where the Difference la.
dining at the table of a lady who
never furnishes wine, no matter who is
her guest; and at whose house General
Grant spent nearly two days, during
which time not one drop of wine, ale, or
spirits, would she present to him or ills
staff ; and when the British nobility are
sometimes entertained by her they in
quire, " Can you entertain Lord so-and-so?"
when she replies, "Yes, but he
must know beforehand that neither
wine, ale or spirits are offered in my
house." This gentleman was at her
dlnlng-table, and he said :
"Now I think I cannot understand
your position in reference to this matter,
Mrs. Now I enjoy a glass of wine
at my dinner; it is my habit to use It.
You eay to me, ' Doctor, I shall give you
no wine because so-and-so makes bad
use of it.' Here is one person cannot
drink with impunity, here is another
who makes a fool of himself. By-and-by
you will take from us all our luxuries.
I enjoy cheese. I like It with a cup of
cofi'ee and a cracker ; it promotes diges
tion. Would you say, ' Doctor, here is,
a man who cannot eat cheese with im
punity ,and I shall glveyou nocheese 1" "
Is that a fair way of putting it? Did
you ever hear a man standing on the
gallows-tree saying to those who came
to witness his execution : " " Now, my
friends, take warning by me ; never eat
anycAecse?" Did you ever hear of a
man murdering his wife, and giving as
a reason, or as an excuse, that he had
been eating cheese ? Did you ever hear
after a row in the streets where one man
is murdered or several ribs broken, the
papers say : " Those men have been
eating cheese t" Now just show me
that cheese produces eight-tenths of the
crime, seven-eights of the paupeiism,and
half the lunacy; show to me that cheese
produces the result that drink does, and
by the grace of God I will battle the
cheese while I live."
Attitudes In Sleep.
A WHITER sayTT" There are those
who believe that no man can sleep
in a satisfactory wav unless thp iipml r
his bed is turned to the north. Whether
this rule applies to women is doubtful,
since the alleged proneness of the sex to
sieep in a circular position renders it
always difficult to decide toward which
point of the compass the sleeping femi
nine's head actually points."
It Is said that in well-regulated hospi
tals the patients are laid with the head
to the north and the feet to the south,
and the doctors report they recover fast
est in this position. The reason assign
ed is that the electric currents flow from
north to south. The men don't seem to
care, but women have immense faith in
physicians. But the husbands and
fathers report the feminine form ever
seeks the curled up position. Even in
chulrs when alone they take it. It is
their natural and favorite one. The fair
sex argue in a circle. Why, iu cutting
fabrics they assume lines similar to their
own rounded forms.
Men , take their's straight. In bed
they stretch out full length to thorough
ly rest the frame. Women, however,
adopt the curve of the sleeping Venus or
Titian. Again we must quote fathers
and husbands who say women prefer
everything round from a dollar to a
flounce, because their own forms are
charmingly rounded. They love to sit
on the floor in circles to talk. Their
favorite position in slumber is a slight
curve, with both hands thrown over
their heads and frequently meeting in a
circle over their tiny night-cap or pent
up curls decidedly a more bewitching
way than the half circle of fellnity.
Why this difference between man and
woman V some conund
may ask. The books don't tell, nor can
me lutuers. 1 1 is developed from in
fancy. Why one mltrht as well ask liv
a woman Bits ou the floor to put on her
stockings, while a man sits in a chair to
draw on his socks ? We are not giving
reasons ; only facts.
A Masonic Joke.
SATURDAY, Constable Bowen found
the boys In high glee over the sport
they were having with a chap on State
street, who was making desperate efforts
to prevent the road from flying up in
his face. Marching him to jail, the of
ficer waited until Monday morning, and
then ' 'Stev." came before Esquire Stearns
and took a chair. The following angu
lar dialogue then occurred :
" From whence came you ?"
"Veil, I vas been from der city New
York oder die New Jerusalem."
" What came you here to do V"
" I learn to subdue mine abbltltes, and
imbroof myself in brlntlng."
" Then you area prlnter,I presume V"
" Oh yes, I'm so taken by all der fel
lers." " Where were you made a printer ?"
" Auf a regularScandlnavlan brlnter's
"How gained you admission to this
" By a good many long walks."
" How were you received V"
"By a Cherman frent, mlt a glass
" How did your friend dispose of you?" .
" Oh, he dook me doo dree times the
city round, mlt saloons In der south and
west, aud east, and den tie ovvlcer
" What did the officer do with you ?"
" He daught me der way to der shall
in der east, until my steps were more
upright and regular as before."
" Will you be off or from ?"
" Veil, oferyou should please, Sequare,
I'll be off right away quick."
" Why do you leave the east and go
" In search of work."
' Work being the object of your search
you will descend a flight of dirty stairs,
consisting of some five or seven steps,
turn square about, get on a level road,
put out of the city, and make a plumb
line for Chicago, where the wicked are
always troublesome, and the weary are
as bad as the rest." '
His Title.
NOT long since a young man with
blonde hair, a freckled nose, and
other marks of personal attractiveness,
applied to the deputy-sheriff at San
Antonia for a pass to see his father, who
he lind reason to suppose was an inmate
of the county jail.
"What's your name?" asked the
officer, turning to his register.
"I'm Jim M'Snifter, front the Arroyo,
" What peculiar kind ' of playfulness
has your feyther been amusin' himself
at murder in the first degree ?"
" Wusser than that," was the M'Snif
terian response.
All levity vanished from the face of
the ofllcer, who was really a kind-hearted
man, and there was sympathy, and
perhaps a tear in his eye as he turned
over the page and said in a low voice.
" Worse than murder? My God I he
must have stolen a pony !"
" It was some misunderstanding about
amewel," observed M'Snifter Junior,
punishing his cowhide boots with his
squirt. ' '
There are none of the M'Snifter's in
jail. Maybe I've got a capias for you."
" I bleeve in the last indictment the
old man's name was spelt Bob White.
The title of the suit was the State
against White."
"Why didn't you say so at once?
You mean that is his title at court. Why
certainly! Just you come along, and
I'll present you to his royal Majesty.
He is in the ground cell. Just come ,
along ; I want to see if the old rooster J
isn't trying to saw his hobbles off."
And buckling on his armor the deputy,
sheriff conducted the crown prince
across the square to the castellated
summer palace of his royal parent.
A Jackson Anecdote.
It is related that when Andrew Jack
son was military commander in Florida,
lie had tried at a drum-head court
martial, sentenced and ' hanged, two
Englishmen who had tried to incite in
surrection among the Indians. President
Monroe feared that Great Britain would
be indignant, and summoned Jaekson
to Washington to be reprimanded.
Secretary Adams defended Jackson and
made a long argument, in which he
quoted international law as expounded
by Grotlus, Vattel and Puffendorf.
Jackson listened in sullen silence, but
that evening, when asked at a dinner
party whether he has not comforted by
Mr. Adams' citation of authorities, he
exclaimed :
" What do I care about those old
musty chaps? Blast Grotius, blast
Vattel and blast the Puffen-cuap. This
is a fight between Jim Monroe and me,
and I propose to fight it out."
63T A bachelor permitted himself to te
inveigled into Boston's baby show, and
it was nearly the death of him. He
stopped to gaze at a sweet cherub of the
hundred and fifty pounds, with ears like
iuii grown cabbage leaves, a mouth of
mucn amplitude, and lungs of more
than Keely motor power. While won
dering whether the infant would develop
into a President of the United States or
disgrace his doting parents by joining a
base bail club, the youngster opened its
entire face back to the ears, aud set up
a yell. And such a yell! Before the
bachelor could hurry away, the mother
caught her infant in her arms, and
crooned, "What's the matter with
mamma's precious petty-wetty! Did
the nasty-pasty, ugly-plucrly man friirht-
en mammy-wammy's darling baby-wa-by
?" The bachelor fainted dead away.
aud was not restored to consciousness
for two hours.