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THE TIMES, NEW BL00MF1KL1), l'A.. DllCKMliEU 25, 1877.
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" ' " Practical Farmer 2.75
A Massachusetts clergyman who
prayed for Congress, utt red with others
this very appropriate petition. " O Lord,
give them common sense."
We have quite a lot of Spanish silver
quarters which people will only take for
twenty cents. Will not Mr. Bland or
some advocate of " raising" silver coin,
have a law passed to make people take
them for twenty-five cents 'f
Thirty families, consisting of Beven-ty-eight
persons, left Pittsburg recently
for Arkansas, via the Panhandle route,
under the auspices of the South Side
Colonization Society. They propose lo
cating in the vicinity of Pine Bluff, on
plantations which have been deserted
since the abolition of slavery in the
The New Scnato.
The Senate of the Forty-fifth Congress
as organized for the regular session, will
consist of the following members. There
are Republicans (in Roman), 39; Demo
crats (in italics), 30; Independent (in
small caps), 1; total, 70.
v 87!l. (o. K. Spencer.
N, 1BS3. Joint ''. Mortan.
' 1879. Hlepli. V. Ddispv.
1893. Avp. If. Oarland.
1879. Aaron A. Harpent.
18S1. Newton Booth.
1879. .lerome H.CImHee.
' 188.'Henrv M. Teller.
' 1879. Wm.Jl. Jiarnum.
1881. Wm. W. baton.
1881. Titos, f Bayard.
1883. Eli Naulsbvru.
1879. Simon R. Conover.
1881. Chan. IK. .rones.
1879. John li. (Jorilon.
1883. Ben. H. HtU.
1883. Pavid Davis.
1879. J ton. W. Voorherti.
1881. Jos. E. McDonald.
1879. Wm. R. Allison.
1883. 8. .1. Kirk wood.
John J. lnealls.
Trenton H. l'luinb.
Thou. C. McCree.ru.
vva. damn n. isecic,
1879. James B. ristis.
1883. Wm. P. KellOKg.
1881. Hannibal Ham'ln.
1883. James (i. Hlalue.
1879. George. 11. Dennis.
1881. vt'm. P. Whvte.
Wl. Henry L. I'awei.
1883. Oorne F. Hoar.
1881. 1. P. Chrlstlancy.
1883. Tliomas W. Kerry.
1881. 8. J. K. McMillan.
I Term fxtiires.
1881. Branch K. Bruce,
13i3. L. Q. V. Isnnur.
1879. Darid Armstrong.
Kil. K H. Oiekicll.
1881. A. 8. Paddock,
1883, Alvtn Hamiders,
1879. John P. Jones.
18 1. Wm. Sharon.
1879. B. WadlelKh.
1883. Edw'd. H. Hollins.
1881. Theo. K Handolph.
1883. J. It. McPhenon.
187!). Koscoe Conkllng.
1881. traneit Kernan.
1879. Avg. S. Merrimon.
1883, Matt. W. Hansom.
1879. Stanley Matthews.
1881. A. U. Thvrman.
1879. John H. Mitchell.
1881. L. K drover.
1879. J. Don Cameron.
1881. Wm. A. WaUact.
, RHODE ISLAND.
1881. A. K. Burnslde.
1881. H. B. Anthony.
1879. John J. Patterson.
1883. M. C. Bvtler.
181. James E. Ballet.
1883. Jsham O. Harris.
1881. Samuel B. Maxey.
18S3. Bicharil OiAe,
1879. Justin 8. Morrill.
1881. (i-o. F. Edmunds.
1881. KolieH ft. Wither.
18.8:1. John W. Johnson.
1881. -Yank Hereford.
1883. Henry U. tiavis.
1879. Timothy O. Howe.
I83I. Angus Cameron.
The Effects of the Silver Bill.
The advocates of the silver bill have
accomplished one thing that will cost
the Nation several millions In Interest,
to Bay nothing about the cost to ' the
country by generally unsettling money
matters. They have stopped the process
of refunding the debt.
It had not been supposed that the ad
vocates of the silver bill in the Senate
would be strong enough to pass that
measure over the President ; but a sub
sequent canvass placed this matter In
doubt, if It did not indeed indicate that
two-thirds of that body would vote for
the Bland bill with all its objectionable
features. This discovery had its imme
diate and legitimate ellect. The 4 per
cent, bonds at once sank below par, and
there they will probably remain until
Congress has finally disposed of the sub
In the meantime the United States
Government is paying 0 per cent. Inier
est on many millions of its debt, which
might have been refunded at 4 per cent.,
except for the Interference of the silver
men and the advocates of the repeal of
the Resumption Act. The loss to the
government by this unnecessary sus
pension of the process of refunding will
be many times greater than any gain it
Is likely ever to secure by paying the in
terest or principal of its bonds in silver.
An Effective Temperance Sermon.
New York, December 10. To-day
was one of the most quiet Sabbaths this
city has enjoyed for many years. The
number of arrests by the police was un
usually small. This extraordinary re
sult is due to to the rigid enforcement of
the law prohibiting the sale of any
liquor. The arrest during the preceding
ten days of nearly a thousand liquor
dealers had a good effect upon those In
the trade. The police were upon their
guard, but succeeded In finding but a
few saloons open. If a dealer was found
selling he was promptly arrested, the
fact of his having a license having 110
effect upon the officers, who were in
structed to enforce the law. As a result
only a comparatively small amount of
drinking was done to-day and but few
intoxicated men were to be seen on the
streets. The above dispatch furnishes
an effective sermon on temperance.
A Terrible Disaster.
New York, Dec. 20. There was an
explosion at ten minutes past fiveo'clock
this afternoon in the immense candy
manufactory of Greenfield & Sons, No.
03 Barclay street, which extends to Col
lege Place. The boiler, which was in
the basement, burst, tearing away the
entire front and scattering the wreck in
Within a few minutes after the explo
sion the wall, flvo stories high, fell into
the street, where was gathered a multi
tude of screaming people, and flames
burst out in all directions.
With regard to the number of persons
in the building at the time of the explo
sion, no definite estimate can be had to
night, though the proprietor thinks there
were about 110. Those employed in the
factory were principally young girls and
boys from eight to twenty years of age.
Owing to the approach of the holidays
a double force w:ts employed, one work
ing during the day and the other at
night. The force, which usually con
sists of over a hundred, is changed at
fiveo'clock, and the fact of the explo
sion occurring at ten minutes past that
hour renders it still more difficult to
know how many fell victims.
Several girls were seen to jump from
the top-of the building into the Are. The
greatest sacrifice of life, however, will
be among the young girls, many of
whom are from eight to fifteen years.
They were employed selling and assort
ing and packing candies on the first floor
over the boiler. None of those escaped
so far as known, and at the very lowest
calculation there must be forty or fifty
dead bodies in the ruins.
The bookkeeper who was on the Bar
clay , street side of the building was
blown out through the window to the
street and badly cut on the head. Sev
eral persons jumped from the second
story and escaped with slight injuries,
the fall being broken by policemen and
citi.ens on the sidewalk below. Thir
teen wounded persons, of whom ten are
under eighteen years of age, have been
taken to the hospital so fur.
The flames spread rapidly, destroying
other buildings, and were not under con
trol until 0:30 P. M.
Many persons having children or rela
tives working in the factory sought the
scene of the disaster, the hospitals and
police stations, In search of missing ones,
and their anxiety and grief was very
touching. Mr. French, who lived in
the frame building at OS Barclay street,
over thirty years, lied with his family in
time to save their lives, but afterwaids
remembered having left $10,000 in
United States bonds in a bookcase on
the third story floor. Mr. Meglll of en
gine No. 32 and roundsman Coffee of the
First precinct police, volunteered to go
in for the bonds. The flumes and smoke
burstiug out of the building they climb
ed up on an awning and entered the
window, secured a package of papers
and came out. The package was then
found not to be the bonds. A second
time they entered through the flames
and smoke and brought out the bonds in
Pete Stadmiller gives a vivid descrip
tion of the affair. He is employed with
Rogers & Co., and was within forty feet
of the doorway when the explosion oc
curred. It seemed to throw up the
whole sidewalk and the front of the
building fell. He believed there were
nearly 200 persons employed in the
building at the time. There were not
more than a dozen girls employed on the
ground floor, most of the boys and girls
being engaged on the second and third
stories. He says be is positive that not
more than six girls and one dozen men
I came out alive through the Barclay street
entrance. The elder Mr. Greenfield was
about the first who rushed out and he
was much scalded. He saw about a
do en making their escape by the roof to
adjoining roofs. There muBt have been
120 persons employed in the fuctory at
the time of the disaster. More of the
wounded have been taken to the Cham
bers street hospital and others to Belle
vue hospital and New York hospital.
The station houses and Chambers street
hospital, especially the latter, were be
sieged with men and children, all anx
iously inquiring for some missing rela
tive. A Coal Oil Fire.
A very strange and disastrous fire oc
curred at Patterson, New Jersey last
week. A coal oil car on the Erie track
took fire, the tank hurst and the flaming
liquid ran into and flooded the streets,
communicating the flames to five or
six houses, some of them half a mile
away. Three oil cars burst in sucesslon
and several other cars were destroyed.
Many families were burnt out and lost
everything. When one of the coal oil
cars burst the flames would shoot hun
dreds of feet high, lighting up the whole
city. Paint was blistered on houses a
mile distant. The spectacle caused great
excitement, and in the stampede for
safety many persons were Blightly in
jured. The railway tracks are blocked.
The western express, emigrant and other
western trains, and the eastern milk and
other trains were delayed. The loss of
the Erie road will be about $4,000.
A Queer Sort of Miser.
A Mrs. Dlnan, of No. 281 Gold street,
Brooklyn, reported to the police of
Brooklyn last Wednesday morning that
an old man to whom she rented the
basement of her house had been locked
in his room since Sunday, and either re
fused or was unable to answer her calls.
Sergeant Cain at once detailed an offlcer
to look into the matter. With some
llfflculty the door was broken open,
when the body of the old man was
discovered lying dead and stiff upon his
Coroner Simms was summoned, and
held on inquest last Thursday. In an
swer to the officer's inquiries Mrs. Dl
nan was only able to state that the man 's
name was Potts or Potter, sho did not
know which ; that he had occupied her
basement for nearly two j-ears, living
the life of a miser, and that she had
been told he was a man of wealth. On
Sunday night laBt, Bite remembered, she
had heard something like a groan from
the basement but as the old man was
often in pain, and as he repulsed every
offer of assistance, bitterly complaining
if his solitude wos disturbed, she hod
paid 110 attention to the sound. Noth
ing having been seen of him on Monday
and Tuesday, and finding his door lock
ed upon the inside, she had finally be
come alarmed, and Wednesday notified
tbo police. Coroner Slmins was sum
moned, and had the body removed to
an undertaker's. The following are the
facts that was able to be gathered :
The man's name is Joha E. Potts,
and he was the owner of at least two
houses in the city of Brooklyn, one on
Fulton street, near Oxford, and one at
No. 848 Myrtle avenue. With an in
come of several thousand dollars a year.
Potts has lived for the last twelve years
in cellars and attics, moving about from
time to time and apparently devoting
all his energies to the task of absolutely
concealing his identity. Philip Hessar,
a shoemaker who for eight years has
been the tenant of his house in Myrtle
avenue, appears to know more of the
man than anybody, but he is only able
to say that " Mr. Potts was a perfect
gentleman." Although a miser, he
seems to have had strange freaks of gen
erosity, at one time presenting to the
youngest child of the shoemaker $10 in
money, and on several occasions sur
prising his tenants with presents of tur
keys and other seasonable things. He
always collected the rent of his houses
in person, and was supposed to carry a
large sum at all times in his pocket.
The shomaker is positive that he has no
heirs or even a friend in the world.
Miscellaneous News Ileitis.
tS' " I wanted to see tbo thing smash
up," was the excuse a small boy offered to
the Warren County Court for placing ob
structions ou tlio Delaware, Lackawannu
and Western Railroad track.
EST Walter F. Bi atlett, Trenton's de
faulting tax receiver, who was bailed re
cently in tbe hope of his being able to
reduce the amount embezzled, Las been
surrendered by bis bondsmen. An ex
amination showed tbe deficit to be larger
than at first supposed.
EST The City Chamberlain of New York
last week received from tho State Attorney
General a check for $444,083,18, being tbe
amounts received from Peter B. Sweeney
and Elbert A. Woodward, iu settlement
of suits against thorn to recover part of
the money stolen by the Tweed Ring.
Washington, December 10. William
Poor, aged nineteen, died in this city to
day of hyrlropliobja, having been slightly
b'ltten by a small dog about eight weeks
NEWnunuit, N. Y., December ID.
Thomas ltoonej's house at West Point
was burned yesterday and bis two children,
Bgcd three and five yeats respectively,
perished. They were locked in the house,
tbelr parents being absent.
Cincinnati, December 19. Three men
called at the house of V. Harris at Rock
port, Pike county, Illinois, prominent
merchant, at two o'clock yesterday morn
ing and induced him to go to his store and
sell them a coat for a man who, according
to their statement bad just died. While
Harris was unlocking the safe to get change
lor a twenty dollar bill tbe men knocked
him senseless and robbed tbe safe of $7,000.
Randolph, Mass., December 19. This
morning Catherine Ryan, residing on La
fayette street, was found under tbe In
fluence of coal gas with slight hopes of her
recovery. It was discovered that bor chil
dren, three boys and a girl, and Mary E.
Berry, aged fourteen, a relative who passed
tbe night with them, were all dead, being
suffocated by the same cause. Unsuccess
ful efforts were made by several physicians
to resuscitate them.
. Pittsburgh, December, 19. A boy
named William Hopkins, ten years of age,
was abducted from bis home at Braddock's
Field, near this city, last Sunday morning,
by a man supposed to be a tramp. He is
a pretty boy, with a full face, light com
plexion and hair, and rather strongly built.
Tbe tramp is a small man, with a face
pretty well marked from smallpox. The
neighbors and miners searohed for two
days, but up to this time nothing bas been
heard of the boy. His family are in great
distress, the mother being almost insane
The boy was found on Friday at York
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
Washington, D. C, Deo. 10, 1877.
I find myself hesitating to begiu an ar
ticle on the institution of which we are
justly proud, and iu the possession of which
we deem ourselves so happy, because I
know my space will bid me stop before I
have fairly begun writing, and my descrip
tions must of necessity be so very short.
Tho building of brick with Belleville
freestone trimmings, and slated Mamiard
roof, cost $000,000 and was presented to
the National Government with a fineneclens
of contents by W. W. Corcoran, a wealthy
retired banker who has, besides this dona
tion, done much for the Capital City in be
nevolent directions. The entire building is
admirably fitted up for tbe purposo it
serves, and, having snid that much, it is
needless for me to enter into dotails con
cerning various galleries, skylights and
Perhaps the most notable work of art in
the gallery (I might say la tbe wholo coun
try) is tiie world renowned Greek Slave, by
Hiram Powors, tho original statue from
which Powers afterwards copied five others.
The figure is that of a maiden.standiug erect
and peifectly nude,ber delicate wrist bound
together by chains. It stands in tbe centre
of ay octagonal room built expressly for it,
tbe walls of which are bung with maroon
drapery and which is lighted from the top.
Tbe perfect form, grace and purity of ex
pression in this marvellous work cannot
be'desoribed. It was designed, from tbe
following facts, according to the account
of Powers himsolf: " During tbo Greok
revolution, the Turks took many prisoners,
among them beautiful girls who were sold
in tbe slave markets of Turkey, Egypt.
These were Christian women and it is not
difficult to imngiuo tbe distress and even
despair of tbe sufferers while exposed to be
sold to the highest bidder. But as there
should be a modol in every kind of art, I
have givon to the expression of tbe Greek
Slave that trust there should still be in a
divine Providence, in a future state of ex
istence with that despair for tbe present,
mingled with somewhat of scoru for all
around ber. She is too deeply concerned
to be aware of her nakedness. It is not
her person but her spirit that stands ex
posed." In the hall of antique sculpture, Venus
of Milo must be mentioned first. This,
like the other pieces in this gallery, is a
plaster oast of the original statue. Beau
tiful of face, perfect of figure, destitute of
arms, this Venus is known as the "Pride
of Paris," and is tbe admiration of the
world. Venus di Medicis ; Anande De
serted ; Last days of Napoleon j The
Dying Gladiator ; Group of the Lascoon j
Busts of Nero; Ajax; Aristiees, Socrates,
Homer and Jupiter ; and acres of other
casts are here aud may be studied with
both profit and pleasure for days. The
majority of visitors, however, better enjoy
tbe modern statuary of Powers, Rinebart
and others. Penseraso; Tbe veiled Nun;
Praserpene and other ideal figures of great
beauty and suggestion are seen but after
tbe Greek Slave, those attracting greatest
attention are "Forced Prayer," which rep
resents a tiny boy, with folded hands, the
under lip protruding in suppressed grief
and the bright tears overflowing tbe full
eyes ; and "The First step," child and
chicken taking their first start in life to
gether. The tightly pressed' down toes
and outstretched hands of the former and
the empty nest and egg shell of the latter
tell the tale.
In the gallery of painting, filled as it is
with rare and beautiful pictures, three or
four catch tbe eye at once and rivet the at
tention. One of these, among the very
first to be placed In position is " Caesar
Dead," a gloomy, dark and silent story,
depicted upon a canvass 7x10 feet io ex
tent. A chill comes across the heart as we
look at the great monarch of the world
lying stifT and dead where he had fallen. A
pool of blood is by bis side, blood is on his
mantle and bloody footprints mark tbe way
by which his murderers went. His mantle
still remains where he drew it over bis head
when be saw It was bis Brutus, best loved
friend, who stabbed blm.
"Charlotte Cord ay In Prison," is most
beautiful and lifelike as she gazes through
the Iron gratings. She has killed the
blood thirsty Marat to rid her country
from bis oruel oppression. The guillotine
Is before ber, but she is not sorry for the
deed she has dono. Her face, though pale
and weary, is sweet and " pure womanly"
in expression. Her eyes are sad, but her
mouth is firm. She is so real that we can
hardly turn away from the picture. " The
Lost Hounds" fairly speak to us in their
dumb distress, to lead them home from the
bewildering snow whore they are lost at
the close of a wintry day. An English
scone shows "The Hoir Presumptive" tak
ing bis daily walk through the Park of an
autumn morning, attended, by a stately
dame, bis pony led behind by a servant,
while in front tbe gardener rakes In piles
tbe fast falling leaves.
I have mentioned but very few of the
lovely things tcbe seon in our Art Gallery
and must omit entirely the fine collection
of bronzes, The Hildesbeim Treasures,
Niugara, Sevres and Lacquered Vases;
electrotype reproductions of armor, Chi
nese Antiquities and many other works of
art, both iustructive aud interesting to
Important to all Invalids. Iron In the Blood.
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the protoxide of Iron, strikes at the root of
disease, by supplying the blood with its vital
principle, or life element-Iron. This Is the
secret of the wonderful success of this remedy
in curing Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, Dropsy,
Chronic Diarrhoea, Bolls, Nervous Affections,
Chills and FeverB, Humors, Loss of Constitu
tional Vigor, Diseases of the Kidneys and
Bladder, Female Complaints, and all diseases
originating in a bad state of the blood, or
accompanied by debility or a low state of the
for January 1878 has been received and is well
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The best Alexander kid glove for sale
by F. MORTIMER at $1 per. pair.
W. J. RICE, Surgeon and Mechan leal
Dentist, Ickesburg, Perry Co., Pa.
RTAlways at home on Saturdays.
Call if you want anything in my line
at the most reasonable rates.
Notice. Persons desiring me to call
sales, would do well to notify me as to
the day as soon possible, so that the day
they select may not Interfere with the
date fixed upon by some other party. I
intend to have a complete list of all sales,
and the date upon which they will take
place. Satisfaction guaranteed.
New Tailor Shop. The undersigned
gives notice to the public that he has
opened a shop opposite Rinesmith's
hotel New Bloomfleld, Pa., in the room,
formerly used as a confectionary, where
he is prepared to do work in his line
promptly, and at reasonable prices.
All work warranted to give satisfaction.
Give me a call. Samuel Bentzel.
Bloomfleld, May 1, '77 tf.
Removal. J. T. Messimer has remov
ed lils Shoe Shop to the room adjoining
F. B. Clouser's office, 4 doors west of the
Post-Ofllce, where he will make to order
Boots and Shoes of all kinds. Repair
ing promptly and neatly executed. He
will also keep on hand a good assort
ment of Boots and Shoes, which he will
sell at low prices. Give him a call. 17
Blank Receipt Books for Administrators
and Executors. Also blank notes and
all other blanks for sale at this office, tf
Does This fit You ?-Some of my custom
ers have apparently forgotten that store
accounts need to tie paid. I want money
and a little attention to this notice will
save costs. F. MORTIMER.