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THE TIMES, NEW BLOOMFIELD, PA., AHUL 20, 1881.
JTew Bloomfleld, April 20, 1881.
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Lord BEA'ONSFiELi,one of the Eng.
llsh Ministers and the leading states
man In that country Is dead.
Tiios. J. Brady has been asked to re
sign as Second Assistant Postmaster
General and Richard A. Elmer, of Wa
verly, N. Y., has been appointed In his
place. W. A. M. Grler,the original Gar
field man in the Chicago Convention
has been appointed Third Assistant P.
A New Counterfeit Gold Pleee.
Washington, April 19. The Secret
Service Bureau of the Treasury Depart
ment has received information that a
new counterfeit ten dollar gold piece has
appeared in San Francisco. It is said to
be made principally of base metal, but is
very heavily plated with gold and resists
the acid tests. It is not as heavy and
has not the "ring" of the genuine coin.
A New Horse Disease.
The horses of the Chicago street pas
senger railways and of the express
companies are suffering from a new and
peculiar disease. It commences with a
swelling Just below the fetlock, which
becomes ultimately a discharging sore
which infects the blood and causes
death. A large proportion of the South
side Company's horses, two hundred of
the Northside, and seventy-five of the
Westside are under treatment.
Dispatches from Wisconsin report
alarming floods, on Monday of last
week. At Fon du Lac the river is a
raging torrent. At 5 P. M. it had over
flowed the banks and submerged a great
many of the streets. The entire west
ern portion of the city is under water.
Families in the Third, Fourth, Sixth
and Seventh wards have been compelled
to vacate their houses, and the lumber
yards along the river are converted into
floating wood-yards. The narrow-gauge
tracks are under water, and several
washouts have already resulted. The
damage will be very large, and it is im
possible to estimate it now, as the flood
seems just to be coming. Fortu
nately none of the city bridges have
been washed away. In some localities
the streets are being navigated by boats.
At Water-town the Rock river has risen
five feet the past two days, causing a
sudden break up of ice, which comes
down in large masses. The bridges lead
ing to Oakhill Cemetery and Boughton
were both swept away to-day. The riv
er is still rising, and much damage is
threatened. In almost all parts of the
State considerable damage is done by
the swoolen streams.
A Terrible Accident.
A special from Clinton Iowa, of April
i'l says : At 5 o'clock this morning the
night express which left here, westward
bound, on the Rock Island division of
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
railroad broke through the trestle over
the Meredosia river, near Albany, 111.
The river, which is a perfect torrent,
floated off two of the cars. Engineer
West and the fireman (a resident of
Freeport, but name unknown) went
down in the cab, and nothing has been
seen since of the men or locomotive.
The rest of the train men escaped with
light injuries. There were eleven pas
sengers in the forward car. The shore
here and for eight miles below is lined
with people looking for tokens of the
Fatal Accident to a Young Farmer.
On Wednesday a fatal accident befel
Wesley Miller, aged twenty-one years,
son of David Miller, farmer, residing
about three miles from Llnglestown, in
Lower Paxton tp., Dauphin co. Whilst
plowing with a team of young horses,! n
turning them at the end of the field they
attempted to run away, and in his ef
forts to stop them young Miller was
knocked down and Injured so badly that
his death took place in an hour and a
half after be had been carried home. .
A Boy of 12 Killed by his Brother.
Chicago, April 20. On Monday last,
two brothers named William and John
Nichols, living in Oakwood township,
west of Danville,Illinois,became involv
ed in a quarrel. In the heat of passion
William iiiatchcd up a double-barreled
shot-gun, loaded with buckshot, and
fired at his younger brother John, aged
12 years. The shot took edict In John's
face, putting out both eyes. He died in
a short time.
A Quarrel over a Corpse.
A Chicago letter says, a queer story
has come out about George M. Yeager, a
quondam quasi newspaper man of this
city, who died a short time ago at Auro
ra, Illinois. The body was brought here
and placed in a sepulcher by the Order
of Elks. Two women appeared at the
funeral and quarreled over the cofllu,
each claiming to be the wife of the de
ceased, while a third, a married lady of
this city, embraced and kissed the corpse
in the most affectionate manner.
A few days ago Mary M. Yeager, one
of the rival wives, petitioned to dispos
sess the other, Caroline Miller Yeager,
of property and trinkets given her by
hlra on his death-bed. To-day another
suit was begun by the women, In which
the Order of Elks also figure, to get pos
session of Yeager's body. In the hear
ing of the case It was developed that
both these women had been regularly
married to him, as well as the third
woman, named Adeline M. Ames, at
Boston, February 28, 1859. This woman
left him on the wedding trip and went
off with a handsome man ; so it cannot
be told who is the legal widow of George
The deputy sheriff of Schuylkill
county had a lively experience within
his bailiwick one day recently. He
started out to dispossess a faaiily, the
members of which were not favorable to
the proceeding. One young man per
sisted in carrying the goods back to the
house as fast as they were deposited out
side, and being of an active turn, was
never more than one article behind the
hard-working sheriff. . After the sheriff
had tired of the assistance rendered him,
he handcuffed the fellow with his arms
around an adjacent tree. He now made
considerable headway with the goods',
and while congratulating himself on the
speedy ending of the task, the officer
was Btartled to see the prisoner released,
the tree having been cut down. The
family then made a combined attack,
and it was not until he had secured re
inforcements that the sheriff was enabled
to set the goods out of the house.
young lady residing; on North
street, in Harrisburg, Is very ill, her
disease being pronounced a genuine case
of trlchonlsis. She had been on a visit
to friends down the country and while
there partook heartily of some cooked
sausage. Shortly after eating it she
became very sick and was at once
brought home. Careful examination of
tue case showed every svmDton of the
dreaded disease and it assumed a violent
shape and little hope of her recovery
was entertained. The family nhvsiclan.
however, by close attention to the case
and by administering the proper reme
dies, nas succeeded m getting the lady
out of danger. The opinion seems to
prevail that a portion of the sausage
was of a putrid character and not fully
fiSOn Friday afternoon, about six
o'clock, Frank Bechtold, 17 years of age
residing with his Mother, corner of
Seventh and Lehman streets, shot him
self through the head, in the kitchen of
Mr. Kelchner. a nelehbor. where !
and Frank Kelchner, a boy about his
'own age, were engaged in making toy
pistols. Kelchner stepped Into the vard
for a short time, when he heard the re
port of a pistol, when looking in at the
window he saw bis companion in the
agonies of death. An alarm was given
and the dying boy was carried to his
home, where he expired In about three
quarters of an hour. He had taken a
small revolver from a drawer in the
Kitchen, and placed in it a cartridge
which he had lu his pocket. Whether
it was suicide or accidental shooting Is
not known. Lebanon Courier.
Miscellaneous News Items.
BTCaptain Thayer, of Ashtabula, offer
ed a daughter f 100 to be wed iu calico.
tSTThe Queen City Malt-house at Buf
falo, N. Y., fell in Wednesday, crushing
two men, William Ryan aud John O'Neill.
Their injuries are probably fatal. The
building had recently been burned and
was undergoing repairs.
tW Several desperate characters in the
jail at Chicago made an attempt at escape
Wednesday. They had obtained revolvers
and a quantity of powder with which to
blow dowu the walls. After a severe
struggle they were captured and heavily
CSfJasper Martin, who waylaid Alice
ilalligan at Iluutington, L. I., one evening
last week, and poured a mixture of vitriol
aud ink on her face, destroying her sight
and injuring ber for life, was arrested iu
Hackensack on Friday aud taken to N. Y.,
where be was lodged iu jail.
t3T A tramp who applied for assistance
at Ibt! house of Jaoob Schultss, a farmer at
Sweet Springs, on Monday, and was te
fused, took revenge by firing Die burn.
Tbe barn was destroyed, and the dwelling
house near by narrowly escaped the snme
fate, The fellow bns been arrested, but
refuses to give his name.
UTMrs. Blake of Jersey City, was
awakened one night recently by two men
who were trying to force their way Into
her house. She ordered them away but
they returned in a short time and made a
second attempt to open the door, when she
fired on them with a revolver. They es
caped unharmed, but did not make any
CfPeter W. Flynn who is a Justice of
the peace at Jersey City, was a judge of
election In the second precinct of the
Fourth district on election day last Tues
day. While the vote was being counted
he was detected in the aot of putting a
package of ballets in the box. His arm
was seized before he could drop them, and
a number of ballots were found cjnooalod
In his coat sleeve.
l3FLate reports say the huriicano in
Mississippi on Tuesday orossed the Missh
sippl river at Commerce and went east
ward to Hernando. It swept a path two
hundred yards wide, destroying houses,
forests, bridges and fences. It is knowu
to have killed four persons, aud four oth
ers are missing. Many persons were pick
ed up aud whirled several huudred yards,
but escaped without serious injury.
Binohampton, N. Y., April 21. About
7 o'clock this morning two terrible and al
most simultaneous explosions of ultro-gly-cerine
occurred In the nitre vaults of the
Dittmau powder works, of this city.
About five miuutes Afterward ten thousand
pounds of sporting powder, in a store
house about 100 feet from the nitre vaults,
Ignited causing another terrific explosion.
The buildings were demolished and scat
tered In every direction, and property was
destroyed for miles around. The shock
was distinctly felt forty miles away. No
one was seriously hurt. The man in
charge of tbe nitre vaults discovered tbe
fire, which was caused by the improper
mixture of acids, warned the others and
fled before the explosions occurred.
Bocjjd Brook, N. J., April 0. The
cjntie of the thriving little village of
Bound Brook, is a heap of smouldering
ruins. Seventeen buildings and two barns
were totally consumed by fire yesterday
afternoon, together with most of their
contents. Forty families, who were in
these bouses at tbe time, are homeless ;
but fortunately only one person was injur
ed. The fire started at half-past 4 ic the
frame barn owned by John Ramsay, on
the south side of Main street, just west of
the depot. A brisk southwest wind car
sled the llames to Laird's house, fifty fefct
away, whence they sped from building to
building dowu Main street to John street,
where they crossed, aud burned up the
north side of the former street till the fire
was at last checked at half-past 7 by the
ellbrts of tbe firemeu. Over two acres of
ground was laid '
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
Washington, D. C, April 20, 1881.
If the Senate dead-lock would only break, I
am Bure every heart In the country would throb
w.lth delight, and newspaper men would be
come frantic with joy. The debate continues,
and what was said last week In my letter can bo
as aptly said this. The same speakers talk npon
the same subject which were brought to the
front the first week of the contest. Yesterday,
however, Senator Blair offered a resolution
urging tbe President to call an extra session
of Congress, giving, among other reasons, that
It was the surest and quickest way of ending
Senator Cameron, though a shrewd political
manager, Is an utter failure as a speaker, and
since he entered the Senate, has addressed
it but once or twice. Yesterday tbe dead-lock
had an opposite effect npon bis vocal appa
ratus, and he made quite a lengthy speech.
He called upon the Democrats to "pause In
their mad career" and charged that the Demo
cratic resistance to tbe will of the majority
was but a repetition in a different form or the
shot gun policy, which he said, had proved so
successful South. Tbe speech bad no percep
tible effect upon tbe dead-lock. It Is as firm
Senator Logan, whoso loyalty at the begin
ning of the Rebellion bas always been regarded
as questionable by the Democrats, found It
necessary to make a speech In explanation and
defense of bis conduct at that time, lie said
be was alwayt a Union man although at the
beginning of the war, a Democrat. Ho briefly
reviewed bis war record, and referred to his
wonnds as certificates of his loyalty. Tbe
origin of the slanders against him born as they
wore after he became a Republican, might
have been traced to the fact that others had
raised a few rebel troops In the county where
be lived when the war broke ont. lie produced
affidavits, however to show that he had no
part in such transactions and that all contrary
statements were false.
Nine of tbe largest cities lu the country
New York, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Chicago,
Boston, Baltimore, Cincluuatl, Ban Francisco
and New Orleans-have Democratic mayors,
or mayors-elect. St. Louis has Just defeated a
corrupt ring of nondescript politicians, and
elected, by Democratic votes, a Republican
pledged to reform. The population of these
cities is over 4,600,000 t they are great centres
of Intelligence, and marts of trade, represent
ee the greater part of the wealth of tho
country aud nearly oue tenth of Its population.
Quite a fquadron of war vessels arsVpnehor
d In the Potomnc, Just below Alexandria the
Portsmouth, Alliance, Yanllc, Vandalla, and
Kenrsarge. The Tennessee Is at Plnry Point,
unable on account of low water, to 'come up
the river. The crews of all these vessels will
participate In the ceremonies attending the
unveiling of the Farragut statue next Mon
A Literary Revolution Challenge.
The old-line publishers have, very naturally,
not been well pleased with tbe now famous
enterprise, " The Literary Revolution") and In
depreciation of Its character have laid special
stress npon the claim that In cheapening books
so vastly It Is against the Interests of American
authors. The Revolution boldly meets this
assertion by statements as follows i 1st. That
they sr already paying to American authors
more money than any oilier publishing bouss
that is less than twenty-flve years established.
2d. That American authors rarely receive from
publishers a copyright exceeding 10 per cent,
upon the retail price of their books actually
sold. 8d. That at least one-half, and probably
more nearly three-fourths, of the books pub
lished by American authors have been publish
ed at the author's expense, the publishers
furnishing no money, and paying no copyright,
but themselves receiving a large percentage
upon sitss made. 4th. That they propose
hereafter to pay to American authors for ac
ceptable mannscrlpts a copyright of 15 per
cent. Instead of 10 per cent, and they claim
that their low prices, and Immense sales result
ing therefrom, are far more In the Interest of
authors than much larger copyright on the
commonly limited number of sales "One
thousand books, profit $1.00 each f 1.000. One
million books, profit oae cent each 1 10,000.
As an example of an American copyright
book, tbey issue, in an exceedingly handsome
form, the famous poetical, historical, and
satirical American classic, " M'Flngal, an
Epic Poem," by John Trumbull, with very
full annotations by tbe celebrated historian
Benson J. Losslng, LL. D. This poem Is
almost as much a part of American history as
the battle of Bunker Hill Itself, and Dr. Los
sing has greatly Increased both Its interest and
Its Intrinsic value by his historical comments
and Illustrations. This book was published a
few years ago by one or the old publishing
houses at tbe price or $2.00 per copy, and had
only a very limited sale. The publishers claim
that the reception of their new edition guaran
tees a sale of at least 50,000, or even more
probably 100,000 copies and Mr. Losslng will,
or course, reap a handsome reward , even rrom
the small royalty npon the low price. Ameri
can Book Exchange, Publishers, New York
For a pure nnd unadulterated Coffee
buy the Cup and Saucer, or horn Pedro
brands Itoasted Coffee, put up by Janney
& Andrews, Wholesale Grocers, Phila
delphia. It is the best lloasted Coffee
now In the market. 8 8m
We are now displaying for the Spring
Trade one of the largest and best select
ed lines of Clothing ever displayed in
Perry county. M. Dukes & Co.,
Bloomdcld Academy The next regular
Term of twelve weeks opens on Mouday
April 4th, 1881. The Course of Instruc
tions includes full preparations for Col
lege, the elements of the Natural Scien
ces illustrated by complete apparatus,
and a thorough course for teachers.
For particulars address,
J. It. Flick mo er. A. M., Prin.
on Wji. UitiKit, Proprietor,
10 2m New Bloom field, Pa.
8T. ELMO HOTEL ATo. 317 and 310
Arch Street, Philadelphia. Hates re
duced to Two Dollars Per Day.
The traveling public still find at this
Hotel the same liberal provision for their
comfort. It is located in the immediate
centres of business and places of amuse
ment and the different Hail lload depots,
as well as all parts of the city, are easily
accessible by Btreet Cars constantly pass
ing the doors. It offers special induce
ments to those visiting the city for
business or pleasure.
Your patronage is respectfully solicited.
Jos. M. Feoer, Proprietor.
Tho Spring Styles of casslmers are
here and if you want new suit come
and see what we can offer. We have
made to order and guarantee a fit from
the finest assortment of goods ever
shown in the county.
Carpets and Oil Cloths, largest assort
ment in the County at
M. DUKT& & Co.
Buy your Ladies' and Gents' Furnish
ing Goods at M. Dukes & Co.,
A NEW WRINKLE.
Wheat grists exchanged on sight or
ground In a few hours. We have no
low water now since tapping the Penn
sylvania canal. We have tbe only
Smith purifier In tbe county, and allow
no one to make better flour. We pay
five cents advance on market rates for
Mediterranean or Lancaster wheat. We
also sell Plllsbury's XXXX flour on
commission, which is the best in the
' MILTON B. ESHLEMAN,
Every body likes to find a good assort
ment of goodB to select from. In Boots
and Shoes we can suit you In this re
spect. M. Dukes & Co.
If you want Hats and Caps, Trunks
and Valises, Shirts, Ties, etc., go to
M. Dukes & Co., Newport.
It Is a Fact. We have recently open,
ed some very pretty novelties in tbe
dress goods Hue. We have also received
a large addition to our stock of Prints,
Ginghams, &o., of the new styles. Come
and see them. F. Mortimer.
The Waggoner Cultivator Is now made
at New Kingston, by W. H. Humer,
who has purchased the right. Persona
wanting this farming implement will be
able to get them of him at the lowest
price. Call on or address, W. H.
Humer, New Kingston, Cumberland
county, Pa. 10 at
Knives, Forks, aud Spoons iu-a good
assortment can be bought at low prices
of F. Mortimer.
A new enlerprlze has been started In
Mechanlcsburg, Cumberland county, by
J. W. ItlngroseA Co., and that is the
making of a new style of Leather Fly
Nets. These nets are said to be a great
Improvement over any style yet made,
while the price they will be sold at, Is no
greater than is asked for the poorer
article. Store keepers, before supplying
themselves should see these nets and
learn prices, and farmers should ask
the merchant with whom they deal to
get at least a sample to show them. For
price list, etc., address J. W. Hinorosb
& Co., Mechanlcsburg, Pa., or Kenne
dy, Willino A Co., 100 aud 102 North
8rd Street, Philadelphia. 6tf.
Still Alive ! I am still alive and ready
to cut and fit suits In good style. If
wanting any work In my line, give me
a call. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
April 8, '80.tf New Bloomlield, Pa.
For a full line of Wall Paper, Station
ery, Clocks, Watches, Jewelry, Picture
frames, Books and Fancy Goods, give
Y; Q,? ANTT' Newport, Pa., a call.
A rull line of sheet music In stock. 801y
A Talking Machine; The Edison
Speaking Phonograph which has been
on exhibition at various places in this
County can now be bought at a bargain.
Apply to G. W. Enaminger, or Sheriff
Beers, in this place, for terms. 18 2t
A $10.00 Biblical Prize.
The publishers of Jtutledpe't Monthly offer the
following easy way for some one to make $10.00 i
To the person telling us how many limes tho
word "Herod" Is found in the New Testament
Scriptures, byMsy lotli, 1881, we will give 110.00
In gold as a prize. The money will be forwarded
to the winner May H,lh8t. Those who try for
the prize must send 10 cents with their answer,
for which they will receive the June number of
the Monthly, a handsome Magazine of 32 pages.
In which wilt be published the name and address
or the winner of the prize, with the correct an
swer thereto. Address, Kutledub PunLisaiNO
CoMriNr, Easton, l'a.
Chat with the Ladies.
During a visit to the east last week we
came acrots a few bargains to which we
call your attention.
Heavy A Muslins, 7 cts.
We have bought pretty heavy of these
Muslins and will sell them by the web
at price named above. Less quantity
at 8 cts. per yard. We also have re
ceived a lot of Bleached Muslin that is
tbe best for the money we ever sold.
Good 6jct. Prints,
of Pretty Styles are not very plenty,
but we happened to get rather a nice
lot of them. We also have a fine as
sortment of the 7 and 8 cent prints of
Spring Dress Goods,
in a great variety have just been receiv
ed. The assortment is good. Prices
from 10 cents per yard up to 60 cents.
We also have a full line of Silks for
Lace Curtains and Lambrequins
are something you may need for fixing
up the house this Spring. We have
some that are prettv and don't cost
very high either. Come and look at
our curtains at $1.75 per pair, three
yards long with border all around.
Embroideries, Laces, etc.,
in pretty styles are always appreciated
by tbe ladies, (and by the men too for
that matter) and we have a nice assort
ment. Also Lawns, Dotted Swiss,
Red and Blue Working Cotton, Neck
Ties, Collars, Gloves, Corsets, and
thousands of other articles needed by
you all. We will be glad to have you
look at them.
"Four for a Quarter,"
is the price of a lot of Fancy Bordered
Handkerchiefs for ladies and children.
Tbe colors, are fast. How many will
you have K -
Lack of Space
Prevents us naming more of tbe bar
gains we can offer you, but call and
see our stock and prices.
A Talk with the Men.
Do you want Cottonadea or Casslmers
for yourself or the boys a suit Tf If you
do come and see what we can show
Do you want a Hat for the boy or your
self? We have them at various
Do you want Shoes for yourself, wife or
child? We have a good assortment
of a quality we can recommend.
Do you want Paints, Oils, or anything
In that line y If you do come and see
what we cau do for you.
Do you want Iron or Hardware of any
description Tf It so we can supply
your wants. Suppose you let us try it.
If you want any kind of goods, you
stand a good chance to 11 ud the article
you want lu my slock.
New Bloomtield, Pa.