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THE TIMES, NEW BLOOM FIELD, PA., SEFIEMBEll 20, 1881.
PHILADELPHIA AND READING R. H.
ARHANOEMENT OF PASSENOERTKAINS
June 27th, 1881.
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J. E. WOOTTEN, Gen. Manager.
C.O.Hancock, General Passenger and Ticket
7HE MANSION HOUSE,
New Bloomfleld, Pcnn'a.,
GEO. F. ENSMINGER,
HAVING leased this property and furnished It
In a comfortable manner, lask a share ot the
public patronage, and assure my friends who stop
with me that every exertion will be made to
render thei r stay pleasant.
ir A careful hostler always In attendance.
Aprils, 1878. tl
A Peautil'ul Hook for the Asdiins.
By applying personally at the nearest olllee of
THE SlNGbtt MANUFACTURING CO., (or Viy
postal card If at a distance) any adult person will
lie presented wilh a beautifully Illustrated copy
of a New Book entitled
Story of the Sewing Machine.
containing a handsome and costly steel engrav.
Ing frontispiece; also, 28 finely engraved wood
cuts, and bound In an elaborate b,ue aud gold
lithographic cover. No charge whatever Is made
for this handsome book, which can be obtained
only liv application at the branch and subordi
nate olllces of The Singer Manufacturing Co.
The Singer Manufacturing Co.,
Principal Oftlce, 34 Union Square,
13 S ly New York City, N. Y.
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Dissolution of Partnership.
-fOTICE is hereby given tht the partnership
L lately existing between Geo. A. Liggett and
1. J. Delaucy, of Perry county, Pa., under the
11 rm name of Liggett 61 Delancy, expired on lMli
April, 1881, by mutual consent. ATI debts owing
to the said partnership are to be received by said
4ieo. A. Liggett, and all demandson said partner
ship are to be presented to him for payment, until
the mil of .June. 1881, and after that dav the
accounts of the nrm will be placed In the Lands
of an olllcer lor collection.
GEO. J. DELANCEY.
June 7, 1881.
that letters of administration 011 the estate
of Susanna Steel, late of New liuttalo borough,
l'erry county. Pa., deceased, have been granted
to the undersigned, residing In same place.
All persons indebted to said estate areremiested
to make immediate payment and tlioseliaviug
claims to iireseutthemduly autheutlcutedforset
DAVID T. STEEL.
May F1.1881." Adminjstiator.
MUM IE Cloths and other Dress tioodsiu va
REMNANTS of PH1NT8 of these we have
a large quantity In good styles,
lu addition to the above goods we have a 11 lee
assortment of Ladles Neck tieo'. Corsets, German
town Yarn, Zephyrs, Bhoes lor Ladies and Chil
dren, and thousands of oi lier articles.
K. MO It'l l MEK,
New isiooinlleld, Pa.
TWO Grangers from Green county,
who were in Milwaukee with tome
hogs, and who were stopping at tlie
Btock Yard hotel, went to see " Ham
let" at the Opera House. They set ou a
front seat, and the audience noticed all
through the play that they were not
pleased, aud when they got Into a horse
car after the performance, those In the
car got a pretty good idea of what the
" Well, Lige, how did It strike you ?"
said the saudy-whlskered one, as he bit
ofl'a piece of navy plug and hauded the
plug back to his friend.
"Oh, it didn't strike. All I want is
to live to get back to the tavern and
find that red-headed hotel keeper that
told me " Hamlet" was a burlesque op.
eta with can-can girls. Call that a place
of amusement ? I suppose a place of
amusement is where a man goes to
laugh. I don't want nobody to charge
me a dollar to see a funeral procession
and listen to a fellow dig a grave and
sing obscene songs. I tell you, Ezra, it
looks wrong to Bee skulls thrown around
on the Btage. Aud as fordiggln' graves,
there is a man in Monroe that cuu dig
two graves to that fellew's one. I tell
you it just made me sick to see that
poor cra.y girl, Ofeely, taking on about
her father Gimlet killed with a scythe,
and when them boys up In the loft be
gun to cheer her I felt like going and
kicking them all down stairs, and then
saying my prayers. Any man that will
make fun of a crazy girl ain't tit to live.
1 tell you I felt so bad for that girl I was
cussed glad when the hired girl come lu
and Bald she was drowuded."
" Hamlet was bully, I thought," said
Ezra. " He could talk 'email blind, aud
knew more than the whole lot. Lige,
do you think he was crazy ?"
" Crazy, no. He was a blasted fool.
Say, Ezra, have a little sense now, Sup
pose your father was dead and your
mother married that fellow that looked
like a' saloon-keeper and some ghost
should come howling around you, with
pants made of tin foil, a mosquito bar
blanket, on, aud a tin washbasin on his
head, and point at you with a tin dinner-horn,
and tell you that the saloon
keeper caught your father aBleep out In
the sugar bush and poured peppersauce
in-his ear and killed him, and told you
to go around gnashing your teeth for
revenge, and snatching your mother
bald-headed, wouldn't you think it was
a put up job, and they playing you for a
sardine V Of course you would, and you
would belt him one in the jaw, and tell
the ghost to go and soak his head.
Now wouldn't you ?"
"Well, may be, Lige; but Hamlet
played his part well, didn't he ?"
"Certainly. The young man did
splendidly, considering the play he had,
but I know school teachers in Green
county that can write a better play than
that during recess. Hamlet was no gen
tleman to treat that girl the way he did.
He loved her, and she loved him, and
then he went back on her, and jabbed
her father, and set her crazy, and when
he happened to stumble into her funeral
in the grave yard he wanted to get up a
crying match with the girl's brother,
and jumped into the grave on the coftln,
and act up and put on stile, and break
up the funeral. Oh, get out. I don't
like that way of doing business. A man
that hain't got more sand than that
couldn't get a job driving hogs for me.
What he ought to have done was to
marry the girl, and any court lu Wis
consin would have made him marry her
or pay a fine. For funeral obsequies,
" Hamlet" is good, but give me Buffalo
Bill. We get off here, Ez. Watch me
kill that landlord when we get to the
house. Egad, I can't help thinking
how confounded mean that Hamlet
treated his mother. Why, she had a
right to get married again."
Fashion's Curious Freaks.
PROBABLY no human being has ev
er existed who at some time of his
life has not felt some anxiety to height
en his beauty or hide his defects by his
attire. Beauty may not need " the for
eign aid of ornament," but from the
poor savage with tattooed face aud small
necklace, to the noble dame whose
charms are enhanced by the flash of her
diamonds aud soft laces, the poet's ad
vice has been practically scorned and
disregarded. Every subject has its hum
orous side; and we select a few amusing
Instances of the ingenuity of both sexes
in efforts to make fhemselves more love
ly in each other's eyes.
The adoption of the fashionable ecru
color in linen and laces, has a parallel in
the Twelfth century. Isabella, daugh
ter of Philip II., made a vow not to
change her linen till Osteud was taken.
Unfortunately, the siege lasted three
years, a prolongation of time which did
not possibly enter into the lady's head
when her vow was made ; yet her char
acter for veracity was so high that it
was believed she kept her vow; hence
the ladles adopted as the fashionable col.
or a yellowish dlnpy shade wMoh they
The ladles of Greenland paint their
faces green and yellow. It Is not many
years since that at the French court no
lady was considered in full dress whose
color was not heightened by rouge. In
ancient Persia, aquiline noses were much
admired j and when there were rivals to
the throne, other claims being equal, he
who possessed the handsomest nose was
proclaimed King. Consequently, noses
were as much as possible moulded by
art. If the Peruvian ladles wore rings
In their noses, ours do in their ears,
which, according to the dictates of fash
ion, either sweep the shoulder, or dimin
ish to tiny pearls Bcrewed against the
ear. The tremendously ptled-up coiff
ures of the reign of Queen Anne, or, in
deed, of five years ago, are an imita
tion, certainly a cleaner one, of the head
dress of the inhabitants of Natal. They,
we are told, wear caps, or bonnets, from
six to ten inches high, of the stiff fat of
oxen. They annoint the head with a
purer grease, which, mixed with the
hair, serves to cement on the headgear
which lasts fur life.
A good excuse for wearing beards and
mustaches Is given by an author In 1740.
He thinks they tend to make men val
orous, he says : " I have a favorable
opinion of that young gentleman who
is curious lu line mustaches. The time
he employs In adjusting, dressing and
curling them is not lost time ; for the
more he contemplates them, the more
his mind will cherish and be animated
by masculine and courageous notions."
An old clergyman of the time of Eliza
beth gives us a droll view of the noblesse
oblige principle, when he says, in excuse
for being proud of the longest and largest
beard in the country round, that he lives
" that no net of his life might be un
worthy of the gravity of his appearance."
The wigs that used to be combed out
with such grace by the young gallants
of the last century, whether in a ludy's
drawing room, at court, or in church,
were most expensive adornments.
Steele laments that even in his day they
cost forty guineas. Mr. Thomas, the
clever friend of Pope, mentions that her
grandfather " was very nice in the
mode of that age, his valet being em
ployed some hours every morning in
starching his beard and curling Lis
whiskers." It is recorded that in the
reign of Elizabeth who seems equally
to have patronized the folly of fashion
and the wisdom of great men two lov
ers sitting side by side could not take
each other by the hand. The gentle
men then wore enormously stulled-out
doublets, and the ladies Immense farth
ingales. When the French nation reached its
heightof folly and wickedness just be
fore the Revolution broke out and flood
ed the laud with misery and bloodshed,
all who desired to be considered con
nected with the aristocracy carried
about with them at least one pantin.
These were small wooden dolls which by
pulling a string suddenly jerked out
arms and legs; exactly like those
which may be seen adorning the hats of
" swells" on Derby day. The rage for
them was immense. Nobles, gentle
men, and even grave ecclesiastics were
to be seen carrying them about "and
playing with them. A somewhat simi
lar rage for com tits existed in the reign
of Henry III. of France. When the
body of the Duo de Guise was. found af
ter the battle of Bois, he had his com
tltbox in his hand.
In 1580 the ladies carried hand-mirrors
attached to their chatelalns, and,
like Narcissus, were perpetually admir
ing their own charms,' This excited the'
deepest indignation of Jean des Caures,
a stern old moralist of the time, and he
emphatically menaced them with the
extremest penalties of the other world.
Who would have believed that so late
as 1751 the dress of a dandy should have
consisted of a black velvet coat, a green
and silver waistcoat, yellow velvet
breeches and bluestockings !
A Happy Home.
A PRETTY story about a German
family discloses the secret of a hap
py home, wherein joy aboundeth,
though there are many to feed and
A teacher once lived in Strasburg who
had hard work to support bis family.
His chief joy in life, however, was in
his nine children, though it was no
light task to feed them all.
His brain would have reeled and his
heart sunk, had he not trusted in his
heavenly Father, when he thought of
the number of jackets, shoes, stockings
and dresses they would need in the
course of a year, and of the quantity of
bread and potatoes they would eat.
His house, too, was very close quar
ters for the many beds and cribs, to say
nothing of the room required for the
noise and fun which the merry nine
But father and mother managed very
well, aud the house was u pattern of
neatness and order.
One day there came a guest to the
house. As they sat at dinner the stran
ger, looking at the hungry children
around the table, said compassionately :
Poor man, what a cross you have to
"I? A cross to bear?" asked the
father, wonderlngly ; " what do you
"Nine, children, and seven boys at
that I" replied the stranger, adding bit
terly : " I have two, and each of them Is
a nail In my cofllu."
" Mine are not," said the teacher,
" How does that happen ? asked the
" Because I .have taught them the
noble art of obedience. Isn't that so,
" Yes," cried the children.
" And you obey me willingly ?" The
two little girls laughed roguishly, but
the seven youngsters shouted: "Yes,
dear father, truly. "
Then the father turned to the guest
and said: "81r, if Death were to ooma
in at that door, waiting to take one of
my children, I would say" aud here
he pulled off his velvet cap aud hurled
it at the door " Rascal, who cheated
you into thinking that I had one too
The father sighed ; tie saw that it was
only disobedient children that make a
One of the nine children of the poor
schoolmaster afterward became widely
known ; he was the saintly pastor Ober
lin. The Sewing Machine.
THE LITERATURE of the sewing
machine is admirably treated by
Colonel E. H. Ropes in an attractive
little book entitled "Genius Rewarded ;
or, the Btory of the Hewing Machine."
It is written in a happy, fluent, vigor
ous style, r.ud furnishes some very inter
esting reading. Colonel Ropes was for
merly a journalist of New York, and is
still a member of the New York Press
The author introduces his subject by a
graphic account of two poor, friendless,
desperate men, who sat upon a pile of
boards one sultry August midnight in a
back street of Boston over thirty years
ago, gloomily discussing the sad fate of
an attempt to produee a sewing machine.
The inventor had borrowed $40 to carry
on the work, and after days and nights
of hard labor the task was abandoned as
hopeless. Quoting from the book :
"The companion of the inventor
mentioned that the loose loops of thread
were all upon the upper side of the cloth.
Instantly it flashed upon the Inventor
what the trouble was, and back through
the night the men trudged, relighted the
lamp, tightened the tension screw, and
in a few minutes Isaao Merritt Singer
had produced the first sewing machine
that ever was practically successful."
Tracing the growth of the idea the
author holds that it "had been cherished
a hundred years before the llrst success
ful machine was built," the first ma
chine " of which any authentic account
exists being patented in England as
early as July 24, 1775, by Charles F.
He goes on to enumerate all the ma
chines invented since that time, and
says: " Many other machines of more
or less merit, were constructed before
Mr. Singer made his machine, but all fell
short of being practical and useful. The
nearest approach to success prior to 1850
was made by Walter Hunt, of New York
City, in the yearsl832-3 4."
Its introduction was unpopular, and
no patent was obtained.
In the year 1840, or over twelve years
after Walter Hunt's machine was built,
Ellas Howe, Jr,. having probably ascer
tained that Hunt had never patented bis
machine built a sewing machine upon
the Hunt plan, adding two puerile devi
ces (both of which were subsequently
abandoned as useless,) and procured a
patent thereon in his own name.
Howe's machine was not even in 1851
of practical utility. From 1840 to 1851
he had the field to himself, but the in
vention lay dormant In his hands. He
held control of the cardinal principles
upon which the coming machine must
needs be built, and planted himself
squarely across the path of improve
mentan obstructionist, not an inven
torand when, in 1851, Isaao M. Singer
perfected the improvements necessary to
make Hunt's principles of real utility,
Howe, after long and expensive litiga
tion, laid Singer and all subsequent im
provers under heavy contribution for
using the principles of Hunt, patented
Persistent efforts have been made by
interested parties to create an impression
upon the public mlud that it was Mr.
Howe who first evolved order out of the
chaotlo essentials of the sewing machine
and brought it into practical use. Thir
ty years of actual servloe have -swept
away every vestage of Howe's original
machine except the eye-pointed needle,
inveuted twelve years before by Walter
Hunt, and used by both Singer and
Howe. Meanwhile every feature of
Singer's original machine has beeo
adopted by every successful machine
builder of the class to which these ma
chines belonged, with the single and
unimportant exception of the adjustable
arm ; and in nearly every case when a
device of Howe's has been found worth
less, and been abandoned, It was Singer's
device which was substituted.
The patent of 1840 had made Howe
complete master of the situation, and
enabled him to dictate the formation of
a combination laying manufacturers
under a heavy royalty. From this roy
alty Howe received the monstrous sti
pend of over $2,000,000, not because he
had inveuted anything useful In the
world, put simply because he had obtain
ed a patent upon the Inventions of an
other man. '
From the outset Singer & Co. resisted,
at great expense, the demands and pre-'
tentlons of Howe, fighting single-handed
the battle of the Inventors and the great
world which was waiting for cheap ma
chldes. Howe was endeavoring to estab
lish a monopoly, strong and compact,
which meant dear machines to the
weary fingered women who were still
singing the dreary " Song of the Shirt ;"
Singer & Co, were struggling to throw
the business open to fair and honest
competition nt moderate prices. For
three years the unequal contest was
continued against the monopoly. ( All
the other manufacturers had succumbed
to Howe at the first, and Singer & Co.
were the last to yield, and then only
when driven into it for self preservation,
after a long and exhaustive drain upon
their means. In settlement of this suit,
Howe received $15,000 royalty, and the
total sum paid to Howe by Mr. Singer
and his associates, up to 1877, was over a
quarter of a million dollars.
The mechanical execution of the book
is excellent. It is printed on heavy
cream-laid pajler, and makes a very
HE SAT down upon a recent Sunday
morning for a quiet hour with his
newspaper. Presently a fly, socially in
clined, began to forage upon his bald
spot. He put up his hand; the fly
described a graceful curve in the air,
and came down upon his ear. He cuffed
his ear, and the fly darted around and
perched upon his nose. He then put
his hand to his nose six times in succes
sion, and the fly shot into the air each
time, and returned at exactly the same
angle. Wild with vexation, he waved
his paper in the air and muttered ;
" If I were in the habit of swearing, I
should say, cuss these little pests !"
Then an inspiration seized him ; he
yanked off his slipper, and said to his
seven-year-old son :
" Here, boy, take this and go for these
files, and make mummy-meat of every
one of them?"
' Shall I hit 'em on the wall !"'
" Yes hit 'em on the wall."
"Shall I hit 'em ou the table y"
" Yes hit 'em on the wall, bit 'em on
the table, hit 'em on the china teacup,
hit 'em anywhere; only be sure that
you mash 'em I"
The lad was a dead shot, and entered
upon the work with a relish. Nearly
every stroke marked the demise of one
of the hated pests. ' But after little there
was silence for a space, and then sudden
ly a resounding whack.
The outraged parent clapped his hand
to his head, leaped to his feet, and shout
ed in high G, as he drew the slimy re
mains of a mangled fly from his glossy
"Hi, there 1 you little heathen, what
do you mean by hitting me on the head
in that shape?"
" O, pap I" cried the boy, with enthu
siasm, "it was a whopping great blue
. " Blue-bottle well, I'll blue-bottle
you, if you hit me on the head again
you hear me I"
And with clouded brow he resumed
his reading, while he gently stroked the
swelling bump of self-esteem.
Skill In thTworkshlp.
To do good work the mechanic must
have good health, If long hours of con
tinment in close rooms have enfeebled
his band or dimmed bis sight, let him at
once, and before some organic trouble
appears, take plenty of Hop Bitters.
His system will be rejuvenated, his
nerves strengthened, his sight becomes
clear, and his whole constitution be
built up to a better working condi
The Deacons of a certain church were
too pious to quarrel or in the slightest
degree bandy hard words. But they
were sorry for the sins of each other,
and when Deacon Gocart got up and
fervently prayed that the manifold sins
and wickedness of Deacon Pump might
be overlooked and forgiven, Deacon -Pump
got up and earnestly prayed that
the Dord would pardon Deacon Gocart
for all the malice, falsehood and diviltry
of which he was guilty. Aud they both
felt that if it wasn't for the wickedness
of the thing they'd clinch.