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THIS TIMES, NEW BL0OMFIEL1), PA., MAltCH 20, 1881.
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R.R
ARRANGEMENT OF PABBKNOfcK TRAINS
Trains Lea re Hnrrlsburg as Follows t
For New York via Allentown, t .0 . m.
anil l,4ft p. m. . .. .
Kor New York tla Philadelphia and "nound
Broiik Knute," tt.to, S.as a. in. and l.4o p. m.
Kor Philadelphia, at .n0, 1.05, (through car),
9.50 a. m., 1.46 and 4. (lu p. in. ,..,,
Kor Heading, at 0.UO, .05, 9.60a. m.i 1.45, 4.00,
and 8.iw p. ra. . .
ForPirttsyllle. atfl.00, 9.0.1, 9.TO a. m. and 4.00
B. m and la Bcliuylklll and Bunyuelianna
ranch at 1.40 p. in. For Auburn, at 6.30 a. in.
For Alleutowu.at 6.UU, 8.0.1, .W a. m., 1.40 aua
'"The "'.OS a. m. and 1.45 p. m. trains Iibt
through cara for New York, via Allentown.
For Allentown and Way Htatlons, at 0 00 a. m.
For fowling, Plilldelnuhta, and Way rjtatlous,
at 1.45 p. in.
Trains Lcare for Ilanlsburg as Follows I
Leave NewYork via Allentown, 8.45 a. m . 1.00
ami 5 80 p. in.
Leave -New York via "Bound Brook limit e."and
Philadelphia at 7.4ft a. m.. 1.30 and 6.3U p. in., ar
riving at HaiTlsuui'K, i.6o, 8. 2D p. in., and
12i,eav'e"V'Iill .dolphla, at 9.43 a. m 4.00 and
T'lfeave"i'olHvlIle.T.0n. 0,10 a. in. and 4.40 p. m.
Leave Koadlng, at 4.50, 8.U0, 11.50 a. in., 1.31,0.15,
and lO.'M p. in.
Leave I'ottsvllle viaScliuylldll and Suiquehauna
Branch, 8.ia. in.
Leave Allentown, nt 6.25, 0.00 a. in., 12.10, 4.S0,
and 9.05 p. m. '
Leave Now York, at 5 30 p. m.
Leave Philadelphia, at 7.4ft p. m.
Leave Heading, at 8.m a. ni. and 10.35 p. m.
Leave Allentown. at 9.05 p. in.
Leave HAKRlSBUItO for Paxton, Lochleland
Steelton dally, except Holiday, at 6.25. 8.40, 9 35
a. in., and too p. in I daily, except Saturday and
Hiindiy, at 5.45 p. in., and on tiaturduy only, 4.45,
6.10, 9.30 p. m.
Returning, leave STEELTON dally, except
Sunday, at 8.10, 7.U0, 10.00 a. in.. 2.20 p. iu.i dally,
except Saturday and Sunday, 6.10 p. ra., and ou
Saturday only 5.10, 6.30, 9,50 p. in.
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AMONG THE AZTECS.
A Brilliant Letter from Our Western Cor
Mksilla, New Mexico,
March 7, 1881.
The denizens of this strange city and
the surrounding country are a curious
study. This letter will be devoted to
giving your readers some Idea of their
habits of life and their modes of agrlcul
ture. The Mesllla valley from which
this city takes Its name Is one of the
most famous in New Mexico for its agri
cultural products. It extends along the
Rio Grande for Beventy-five miles and
having an elevation of near 4000 feet the
air Is permeated with electricity and
ozone making It sanitarium which Is
visited by thousands affected with asth
ma bronchial and pulmonary diseases.
The climate Is superb, the thermometer
never R'uclilng zero. 8now rarely whit
ens the earth, and hot and sultry nights
are unknown. To an Eastern traveler
the novel sights and experiences he en
counters are so full of Interest that he Is
loth to depart from this land of the Az
tecs I came here "In the full of harvest
time," when this beautiful valley along
the Hlo Grande was yellow as gold with
its carpet of ripened cereals. Since then
I have learned much by being brought
into contact with the people of this for
eign country who until within a few
months have been so Isolated and shut
out from the outside world as to know
nothing of its modes, styles and modern
civilization. Let me show ynur readers
a picture of this valley. On either side
grand old mountains rear their peaks
high up Into heaven's pure ether.
Coursing along at our feet In sluggish
quiet rolls the Historic Illo Grande
which rises in Colorado, runs Into New
Mexico between the two chains of the
Rockies, and continues southward
through the whole length of 'the terri
tory. Just there on Its bank is gathered
a large number of Mexicans bedecked
In gay and bright array. Hilarity and
mirth rule queen of the hour. Men and
women join In dances and Blrange
.sports. A little distance away a gay
fundango is going on to the time of mon
otonous muBio. We approach and in
our " half-grown Spanish" ask why
this merry-making, and are told that it
is "the harvest festival." The God of
the Aztecs has smiled upon the cereals
and the harvest has been abundant. At
a little distance to the left the process of
threshing out the grain is going on.
Shades of Coronado 1 How antiquated 1
A circular enclosure Ib made by driving
poles side by Bide close together into the
earth. The hard ground has been swept
clean and the wheat to be thrashed is
spread upon it. Within are a dozen
goats and as many children' who are
shouting, laughing and driving the
frightened animals round and round the
arena, while now and then a halt Is
made to allow the master of the harvest
to turn over the straw, when oil' again
scramper the goats and children. This
Is kept up for several days when the
straw is removed and the plump grain
gathered into bowl-shaped grass baskets,
to be picked over, winnowed and cleaned
by the women. The harvest time is
always a gay season, and all the young
people join in the festivities. Now let
me show you one of their agricultural
implements. You will, I fear, laugli
but you must not let them see you for
these are a sensitive and unforgiving
Here is a plow, a long beam, to one
end of which is bitched a single steer or
ox, while the other end Is smoothed off
for a handle. Fastened to it about mid
way in a sloping position, is a stick
pointed at the lower end, which scratch
es up the fertile and mellow soil. This
Is the chief implement of Mexican ag
riculture. Imagine it, you farmers on
the praries who rldo upon your sulky
plows and sow your wheat with drills.
This condition of things, however, is
soon likely to change, to be superseded
by American implements. The fertility
and magnificent climate of the Rio
Grande valley, the . great demand for
agricultural products, owing to the ad
vent of the A. T. &. B. F. R. R. is set
tling this valley with a better class of
farmers who will not only open the eyes
of the Mexicans but make fortunes for
themselves. I had Boouer own a good
farm ( and they can be had for a song)
in this valley than any place I have
visited in the west. The vast mineral
interests and" the mining camps are cre
ating a great demand for cereals and
vegetables. Fruit grows here luxuriant
ly and is found lu great abundance.
Apples, pears, plums, apricots, quinces,
figs, pomegranates and all small fruits
are grown in great perfection. The
grape was Introduced by the Spaniards
long years ago.
I never tasted euch luscious fruit and
the clusters rivaled those of Eschol In
size and beauty. This surely is the gar
den spot of the southwest. Mines in
this region are being rapidly developed
and the wealth of yield found is wonder,
ful. The excitement is like the furor
over the early discoveries In California,
and many a miner is going back to his
eastern home In a few years with his
pockets full of coin and a healthy bank
account. I would advise any young
man who has nerve and grit to come to
New Mexico. More fortunes will be
made here in the next few years than In
any other locality In America.
F. S. r.
Some Cheese Spoils a Wedding.
LIMOERGEIl cheese has a Teutonic
element in it which has not yet
found complete popular favor in this
country, and a person who eats or han
dles It does not, as a general rule, smell
like an American. There is a vast dif
ference existing between it and the
English dairy a difference in seasoning
which people do not admire, the flavor,
perhaps being entirely too foreign to re
ceive a proper appreciation.
Re this as it may, Mr. Ctvsar Snoggles
is a young grocery clerk on Tohoupitou
lus street, and every evening after busi
ness hours he brushes up his appearance
and calls on a young lady who resides
on Terpsichore street. For some time
he has been suffering with a bad cold
in the head and his comrades in the
store, noticing the fact, concluded to
play a Joke on him, and the other even
ing, just about the time he was leaving
the store to visit his loved one, they
slipped a slice of the stoutest Llraberger
into the tail pocket of his coat.
On his way up in the car, rersons
stuck their beads out of the windows
and, while gulping in the fresh air,
stated that there were some men In the
world who the health officers aught to
look after. A few moments later Bnog
gles was seated in the parlor of his
"Amelia," he murmured, "you don't
know how I looked forward to this hap
py moment, l'ut your arms around my
neck and tell me once more that you
She was on the point of obeying the
request, when the crushed cheese on
which Snoggles was seated raised a
deep and solemn smell as a protest to
the aotion, and the consequence was she
lifted her nose and glanced under the
sofa and around the corners of the room
in a suspicious way. " Oh Amelia," con
tinued Snoggles mistaking her action
for indifference, " what means this cold
ness. Tell me darling, you are not
angry with your own Snoggy, are
" Mr. Snoggles," she replied, still eye
ing thecorners, " I I think it is agreat
deal more comfortable in the back parlor
Soon they were seated in the back
parlor and again her nose pointed up
like a spout to a tea pot, but this time
she looked at him reproachfully and
held herself aloof.
" Why, Amelia, do you act so distant
ly toward me," exclaimed Snoggles,
somewhat piizzled, "what has caused it,
my dear V Is it possible that you do not
love me any longer V "
"Ohl I I that is I think 'when
young people get married they ought to
know If either is afflicted in any way."
" What do you mean, Amelia V" he
inquired in surprise.
" You know, Mr. Snoggles, if either
of us had a dreadful disease it would
make our union so wretched. It it is
best to confess such things before mar
riage, I think," and she moved farther
away from him.
"But Amelia, I can't understand
what put such an idea into your head."
" I don't know Mr. Snoggles, what
did it, but I'll speak to papa and let him
talk to you," and putting her handker
chief to her nose, she got up and left the
',' Is it possible that this poor girl is
the victim of some dreadful disease," said
Snoggles as the thought Hashed through
his mind. " Oh no, it cannot be it will
drive me mad."
" Mr. Snoggles," said the father enter
ing the parlor, and as he did so the Llui
berger made itself heard once more.
" I deem it the duty of every true
man, if he has a radical disease of any
kind, not to enter the matrimonial state.
The concealment is a base deception,
"But there's nothing the matter
with me, Mr. Bingham," replied Snog
" Come now.ain't you got a sore leg V"
"Dang it sir, no."
" Well, then perhaps it's a running
"Ami to be insulted!" screamed
" Now don't get mad, my boy," said
the old man kindly, "we can't help
these things you know, and if it's
catarrh why you can get it cured in a
"Enough, Mr. Bingham," howled
Snoggles, " I will not remain in this
house to be insulted sir, not even by
you ; I shall demand an explanation."
And Snoggles grabbed his hat and rush
ed into the street in a frenzy. It was
not until the next day that he found the
cheese in his pocket, and now he says
nothing but blood will appease his
- . -Sulolde
ONE evening a short time ago,a hand
some and well dressed young lady,
living with her father well up toward
the summit of Nob Hill, hastily entered
Joy's drug store, on the corner of Mason
and Tost streets, and asked for some
arsenic. She asked for two bits' worth,
saying she wanted to kill some trouble
some cats with it. Noticing her unusu
al agitation Mr. Joy gave the young
lady a tablespoon ful of precipitated
chalk a harmless powder, resembling
The young lady left tho store, and
carefully hiding her purchase, returned
home. Going to her room unobserved
by any of the household, she prepared
for death, for the arseulo was intended
as a means of suicide. Certain letters
were hastily looked over and arranged,
a whispered prayer for forgiveness fol
lowed, and with desperate determination
the whole of the contents of the drug
gist's package was swallowed. The un
happy young woman lay down In her bed
in a delirium of excitement. Her brain
was In a whirl, and her blood rushed
and throbbed through' every vein.
She felt that death was approaching,
and confident that the work of the
deadly drug was too far advanced to be
counteracted, she left her room, and,
gliding into the parlor, announced to
her father and a young gentleman there
what she had done. The gentlemen
were wild with, consternation. While
the father supported the now sinking
form of his daughter, the young man
raced in desperate haste to Joy's drug
store. The druggist explained that no
antidote was required ; that the young
lady had only taken a spoonful of
"But she is dying unable to standi"
gasped the young man.
" That's the effect of imagination.
Explalu to her the true state of the case
and she will recover."
The youug man hastened back with
the joyful Intelligence. The would-be
suicide, resting in the arms of her dis
tracted father, was sinking rapidly.
Her recovery .which was amazingly rap
id, was hastened by her rage at the
" It is not the first time I have saved
life in that way," said Mr. Joy to a re
porter. " A woman came in here one
day and asked for morphine, and I gave
her some sulphate cincnona, which re.
sembles it in appearance, but is a harm
less stimulant." .
"An nour afterward tne woman a
sister rushed in here and accused me of
aiding a suicide. 'My sister has gone
away in a rage to take the poison you
gave her.' It afterward appeared that
the would-be suicide went out on the
hills, took the dose, and lay down to
die. After waiting for some time, and
recovering from the terrific excitement
the act caused, she felt an unconquera
ble desire to return home and get a
square meal, for the stuff I gave her is a
Duck Hunting with a Club.
A colored man by the name of Ike
Simpson was seen standing on a street
corner, leaning on an immense club.
" What's yer doing dar, Ike ?" asked
Sam Smith, another darky.
"I'se out duck hunting," responded
"What sorter ducks?"
" Wild ducks, ob course."
" And sposin' wild ducks was to light
about heab, what would you kill 'em
" Wld dls hear club." said Ike, swing
ing it over his head in a most alarming
" Well, you Is de biggest fool on Gal
veston island, sure," said Sam Smith.
"Not much I ain't. I'se gwine to
rake in dead doodles of wild ducks right
heah on dis corner. I'll bet you a foah-
dollar hat I captures moan den a dozen
wild ducks on dls heah corner wid dis
heah shert-range club," and once more
Ike swung the club to the great discom
fort of Sam Smith.
The bet was taken and now Ike sports
a fine new hat. When asked how he
managed to get the ducks, be explained:
" You know dat old nlggah Noyes,
what libs down on de island. V Well,
he borrowed a new saddle wuff 10 from
me befoah de wah, and he hain't neber
fetched it back yit. I heered he was in
town wid a wagon-load of ducks for sale,
bo I jess laid for him on de corner wld a
club, and you bet I kerlected de whole
amount, wld interes to date, in ducks.
I has cleared moah den $25 off dem
Quick and Sure.
Many miserable people drag them,
selves about from day to day, not know
ing what alls them, but with failing
strength and spirits all the time that
they are steadily sinking into their
graves. If these sufferers would only
use Parker's Ginger Tonic, they would
find a cure commencing from the first
dose, and vitality, strength and cheer
fulness quickly and surely coming back
to them, with restoration to perfect
health. See advertising column. 104t
A Trifling Thing.
One hassAld that " It is hard telling
what a trifle means." Everything In
nature seems to be closely connected
with everything else. An undue pre
ponderance of one force sets In motion
all other forces. The eddying of a few
particles of air may give rise to a torna
do. A few drops of oil slowly leaking
from a cask may seem of little account j
but in due time the vessel will be empty.
A small plu, bolt or screw out of place
may stop a poweful engine. A particle of
dust may stop or render a chrotnometer
useless as a time-keeper. The prick of a
pin In a balloon may destroy it, Anoth
er writer has put the thought In a still
stronger light: " There Is no such thing
as a trifle." Any person who has lived
many years, and been engaged In the
transactions of dally life, will certainly
appreciate this quotation. A useless ex
pense of a few cents daily to a laboring
man will amount to no small sum in a
eerles of years, while a judicious expend
iture in the same will be exhibited in a
few years in the general appearance of
thrift all around such a man. To know
bow to do things In the best possible
manner Involves a knowledge of a thou
sand little things to insure success.
I never left my mother In my life but
that she said to me, " I want to live
long enough to see you come to your
Lord and your Saviour." On one occa
sion I was Invited to deliver an address'
in Tremont Temple. The hall was
crowded and the interest intense, aud at
a certain point the whole audience rose
to their feet, surging and swaying with
cheers. As I etood there alone amid
this wild outburst of enthusiasm, I look
ed into the left gallery and saw one pale
unemotional face. It was the face of
my mother. She Is a little woman, and
it seems as if I could lift her in the palm
of my hand ; but she had great love and
faith, and when I met her she said, "I
have given you freely, my son, to the
country ; but O, if I could see you stand
there and talk for your Saviour. I would
ask nothing more on thia earth." And
when I took my stand I went home
directly to that mother. I don't know
that I can get on with this part of the
story, but you will understand the dif
ficulty. The stars in the skies scarcely
outnumber the prayers she has given
to her Father on my behalf, and I was
going home the last one in her band of
children, resolved to tell her that he
Saviour was my Saviour, and her God
was my God. We were all there, an on
broken and redeemed family. She gath
ered me in her arms as tenderly as when
I was a helpless child. .There is a pas
sage in Scripture, " Except ye bo con
verted and become as little children, ye
shall not enter into the kingdom of
heaven." I know what that means.
I know what it is to feel as a little child,
if my hairs are gray with the footfalls
of time. Oen. John L. Swift.
Having a Collection.
Rather than have a people so taught
as to regard a collection in the light of
a crowd-disperser; a hindrance to com
ing together, I would have the truth
deeply imbdeded in the heart, that giv
ing to the Lord is a part of one's relig
ious life as truly as praying, and he who
stays away from church service because
there is to be a collection, will do little
good and get little or none by going. If
prayers and alms do not go up together
for a memorial before God, the heart is
not in the service. I rather admire,
than reprove, the remark of the sailor
when out with two friends in a little
boat and in danger of being wrecked.
He said to them, " Can you pray ?" and
they could not. " Can you sing V" and
they did not know anything suitable to
the occasion. " Well," said he, " some
thing must be done ; let's take up a col
elction." He had a strong sense of the
fact that a collection was a very impor-.
tantpartof religious worship, and one
which required no other gifts than a
willing mind. It was sailor-like, too,
and lu the sight of God might be as ac
ceptable an expression of devotion as a
song or a prayer.
Not for Me, But Christ.
It is related that when Andrew Fuller
went into bis native town to collect for
the cause of missions, one of his ac
quaintances said : " Well, Andrew, I'll
give you five pounds, seeing it's you."
" No," said Mr. Fuller, " I can't take
anything for this cause, seeing it's me,"
and handed the money back. The man
felt reproved ; but in a moment he said,
" Andrew, you are right : Here are ten
pounds, seeing it's for the Lord Jesus
C3"The ladies who some time siuoe
were uuable to go nut, have taken Lydia
E. rinkbam's Vegetable Compound,
are quite recovered, and Lave gone ou
their way rejoicing. I32t