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THE TIMES NEW BLOOM FIELD, 1A , SEITliMHEll 20, 1881.'
THE . TIMES.
Jfew Bloom field, Sept. 20, 1881.
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In a Critical Condition.
The news from the President is very
disheartening. Since Friday last, the
indications are that he is losing ground.
On Ratunlav forenoon he had a chill
with his pulse up to 137 for nearly an
hour, and was in a worse condition than
at any time since the shooting. He
rallied however, and passed a quiet night
and on Sunday seemed spine better, hut
had another slight chill towards eveulng.
At midnight of Bunday he wasrestlug.
It is evident he Is growing weaker, and
is undoubtedly near death's door.
THE LATEST 13
Philadelphia, Sept. 19. 12 noon.
The President had another chill this
morning; condition extremely critical.
Pulse 100 and very feeble, eiiice reported
that his pulse Is 140.
Gen. Burnside, U. 8. Senator from
lthotle Island died at his residence in
. Bristol on Tuesday last. He was ill only
a few days and his death was unexpect
ed. General Burnside was so well
kn6wn for his services during the late
war that he has a national reputation.
He was 55 years of age.
Sergeant Mason to be Tried.
, 1 New York, September lo. To-day
General Hancock received from Wash
ington a copy of the charges and specifi
cation against Sergeant Mason, the ar
tilleryman who recently attempted to
kill Guiteau. The charges are as fol
lows : First, Conduct prejudicial to good
order and military discipline ; the speci
fications being that Mason, while on
. duty as a guard, discharged his musket
without good cause. Second, Attempting
to Bhoot a prisoner without orders from
a superior officer, and at a time when
the prisoner was not attempting to es
cape. It has been decided to have the
court-marshal sit at Washington.
Pigeons as Messengers for Physicians.
A physician of Erie, Pennsylvania,
' is training homing pigeons' for use in
his practice. Some of his young birds
put upon the road to make records for
distance have made very good time,
viz., 50 miles in 90 minutes, CO miles in
83 minutes. Homing pigeons are large
ly used by country physicians both here
and abroad. One doctor in Hamilton
County, N. Y., uses them constantly in
his practice, extending over almost two
townships, and considers them an al
most invaluable aid. After visiting a
patient he sends the necessary prescrip
tion to his dispensary by a pigeon ; also
any other advice or instruction the case
or situation may demand. He frequent
ly also leaves pigeons at places from
which he wishes reports of progress to
be dispatched at specified times or at cer
tain crises. He says be is enabled to
attend to a third more business at least
through the time saved to him by the
use of pigeons. In critical cases he is
able to keep posted by hourly bulletins
from the bedside between daylight and
nightfall, he can recall case after case
where lives have been saved that must
have been lost if he had been obliged to
depend upon ordinary means of convey,
information. New York Times,
The following telegram was received
- this morning by Mr. Charles P. Crosley,
' president of the Michigan fire relief com
mittee in New York.
"Pout Huron, Sept.. 14. Midi,
igan Fire Relief Committee, iV. Y.,
Have Just emerged from burnt district.
Have traveled over seventy-five miles of
roads in it. The suffering and devasta
tion are indescribable. In many cases
as far as the eye can see along the land
once occupied by comfortable homes
and a prosperous people, scarcely any.
thing is visible except what is a bound
less sea of ash.es from which arises a
stifling odor of burning flesh and bones.
The blinded and fire crazed people
' abound. Transportation is difficult and
supplies come through slowly, especial
ly at a distance from the shore and rail
way. A man is asked the whereabouts
oi ms wne ana children and he stares
wildly. He leaps at a loaf of bread and
leaps away like a wild beast. Almost
hourly the names of additional victims
are added to the burned and to the death
list. The homeless are thousands. The
blind, scorched, crippled and deranged
are very, very many. My own relatives
are heavy losers, but still have abund
ance ana to spare xor oiuers. lney are
alive, but my mother aud brother will,
I fear, lose their eyesight. Woeful want
prevails and will be hard to supply. For
. God's sake let not the blessed hand of
charity be too soon stayed iu New York
. (Signed) "J. S. MacDokald,"
" Secretary New York Committee.'
Mr. Crosby stated that the committee
forwarded over $1,500 to Michigan this
a. m., aud that $5,000 would tie sent
A Remarkable Story.
New YonK,Aug. LO. The New York
Times gives a brief sketch of a sermon
by Rev. Dr. A. Stewart Walsh, in the
gospel tent, on " Our dying President,"
Sunday afternoon. In closing his ser
mon Mr. Walsh said 1 My friend, Hon.
John A. Bingham, once told me that he
had investigated the manner of death of
President Zachary Taylor several" years
ago and that he was satisfied that Gen.
Taylor died by the hands of an assassin.
In brief, the circumstances were that
two men, one of whom was Jefferson
Davis, ouce went to President Taylor, in
the dead of night and awakened him,
and told blm that there were! two bills
for his approval, aud said they, if you
do not sign thope hills, the south will.
hold you personally responsible. Gen.
Taylor shouted back at them without
opening the door, refusing theirdemand,
aud telling them that if the south made
any trouble he would raise an army and
go down there and crush them. John
A. Bingham is a lawyer, and a man of
intellect, and he told me deliberately
that Taylor, who died soon after that
visit, died under the hand of an assassin."
At the close of the service a Times re
porter asked the Rev. Dr. Walsh if Mr.
Bingham meant to convey the idea that
Gen. Taylor was physically and literally
assassinated aud killed. Mr. Walsh re-
plied that John A. Bingham said that
his Investigation of the circumstances of
President Taylor's death satisfied him
that he was actually physically assassin
ated. 4V- Bft.
Jersey City, N. J., Sept. 13. The
tug W. E. Gladwlsh was in Buluian &
Brown's dry dock at the foot of Essex
street, for repairs. The engineer of the
dock, George, Everson, had gone to at
tend a funeral and left his sou Walter,
aged 24, in charge. It is supposed that
he omitted to put water in the boiler,
and at 7.30 A. M. a terrifllc explosion
occurred. Captain Decker, of the tug
was standing at the rail on the side of
his tug and was instantly killed by a
piece of the boiler, which completely
severed the head from the body aud en
tirely destroyed the pilot-house of the
vessel. James Tammany, aged 35 years,
who was walking the deck, was also
killed by the same piece, his skull being
crushed. The remainder of the boiler
flew n a direct line up Essex street a
distance of 000 feet or more to the corner
of Green. In its course at the corner of
Hudson street it cut down a lamp-post,
a fire hydrant, two large trees, and two
wagons standing in the street were en
tirely destroyed. The horse and cart of
John Adams, which his son, aged 11,
was driving, was struck by the flying
boiler, the vehicle and the horse being
literally cut to pieces and the boy's right
leg was severed from the body. At the
scene of the casualty there is much ex
citement. Captain Farrier has ordered
the entire force In his precinct to pre
Fatal Land Slide.
Berxe, September 12. A landslide
occurred last evening near the village
of Elm, in Canton Glarus. Two hun
dred persons were killed and thirty
Thevillage of Elm, near which this
terrible landslide occurred, is in the
Klelnthal, a narrow, and thinly-peopled
valley, full of the most delightful scen
ery, with meadows of the freshest green,
aud studded with wild flowers of every
hue until late in the autumn. A pale
green lake, called the Kleinthaler sea,
about two miles long and a third of a
mile in width, enhances the beauty of
this charming valley, reflecting as it
does in calm weather the smallest de
tails on the side of the huge Ghernlsch,
at the base of which stands the bustling
little town of Glarus, the capital of the
Canton. The barren grey summits of
the Wiggin chain fQrm a striking con
trast to the fresh green of the valley
where tho landslip occurred. x
Dr. Thomas and His People.
Chicago, September 12. The Peo
pie's church, under the ministration of
Rev. Dr. Thomas, was crowded to pver
flowing yesterday In expectation of a
sermon from that gentlemau, and con
siderable disappointment was experienc
ed when he contented himself with a
brief address to the congregation, say lug,
in effect, that as he has been suspended
from his ministerial functions, he
thought best to follow the advice of his
council and not attempt to exercise
them, but would await the meeting of
the conference in October. He express
ed the hope that his congregation would
have patience, as the time would be
short, aud whatever the action of the
conference might be, he would return to
them. The sermon and devotional ex
ercises were conducted by Rev. Dr. Mil
ler, one of Dr. Thomas's counsel.
Another Miracle In Erie.
, Erie, September 4. Miss Mamie Leo,
daughter of Professor Leo, of the High
School, who has been bedridden for
four years from spinnl disease and was
perfectly helpless, arose this morning
without assistance and walked down
stairs perfectly well. The miracle is
attributed to prayer and fulth. A few
weeks ago Mrs. Rev. Rummer ami sev
eral other prominent Christian ladies,
with the celebrated Clara Judd, of Buf
falo, cured by prayer some time ago
agreed to unite in prayer for Miss Leo's
restoration on or before September 10.
When the young lady walked alone in
to the church this morning the excite
ment was so great in tli e church that
several ladles fainted.
Susan May Bonaparte.
Baltimore, September 15. Madame
Susan May Bonaparte, widow of the
late Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte, died
at her residence In this city, this morn
ing, of paralysis, with which she was
stricken about two months ago. Mrs.
Bonaparte was the daughter of Benja
min Williams, a prominent merchant of
Baltimore, and formally of Roxbury.
She was born in Baltimore, and in No
vember 1829, she married Jerome Na
poleon Bonaparte, who was the only
sou of Jerome Napoleon, brother of the
Emperor Napoleon first, and Elizabeth
Patterson. She leaves two sons, the
eldest, Colonel Jerome Napoleon Bona
parte, a graduate of West Tolnt, aud
who served with distinction in the
French army, and Mr. C" J. Bonaparte,
a well known lawyer of this city.
A $400,000 Fire.
Osweoo'N. Y., September 15. A fire
broke out to-night in a block of about ten
or twelve tenement houses at the foot of
Water street aud they were soon con
sumed. The fire spread and has reached
the lumber yards owned by KInyon,
Wright & Co., E. W. Rathburn & Co.
and Page, Fairchilds & Co. These yards
contain about 55,000,000 feet of lumber.
The lumber yards of Getman, Bend &
Jenkins, were also burned, the stock
amounting to about 30,000,000 feet of
plumber. The total loss will reach $400,-
A Short Way to Wealth.
Pittshurgii, Pa., September 13. Ed
ward Wassel, an extensive scrap iron
dealer, of this city, was arrested to-day
for embezzlement of $5000 from Fox &
Drumond of New York. This is only
one of several cases amounting to . f 19,
000 and for which suits will be instituted.
An Advance Conceded.
PiTTsnuitGH, September 15. The coal
operators have conceded an advance of
one-half cent per bushel' demanded by
the miners at their convention here yes
terday and a strike is thus averted. To
meet this increase in wages coal will be
advanced one cent per bushel.
0Danlel Dunkenhlll an old citizen
of Howard twp., Washington county,
tied a rope around his body and arranged
a signal, and then descended into his
well to clean It out. Feeling the effect
of the "damps" he made the agreed sig
nal, and those fcn the outside commenc
ed drawing him up, he shouted out to
them to draw faster, and this bo excited
and frightened them that they ceased put
ting on the rope when be was half way
up, and, fastening it to the curb, went
for help, leaving the old man dangling
head downward.' When help arrived he
65T A drunken mother was arrested in
New York the other day, and the phy
sicians declared that her baby, from nur
sing, was also under the stupefying in.
fluence of whiskey. -Thus drunken
fathers and mothers Impart their appe
tite to their children as surely as any
physical or mental trait is transmitted.
The thought of placing In the system of
unborn children this appetite should be
a strong argument to every thinking
person to stop before placing Buch hope
less misery on generations to come after
A Scrap Iron Dealer Arrested.
Pittsrurg, September 15. Edward
Wassel, an extensive scrap iron dealer of
this city, was arrested to-day for the
embezzlement of $5,000 from Fox &
Drummond of New York. This is only
one of several cases, amounting to $19,'
000, and for which suits will be institu
ST. ELMO HOTEL iVbs. 317 and 319
Arch Street, Philadelphia. Rates re
duced to Two Dollars Per Day.
The traveling public still find at this
Hotel the same liberal provision fortheir
comfort, It is located in the immediate
centres of business and places of amuse.
ment and the different Rail Road depots,
as well anviill narts of the city, are easily
accessible by Street Cars constantly pass
ing the doors. It oilers special induce.
ments to those visiting the city for
imsinets or pleasure.
Your patronage is respectfully solicited
joa. n. -PEGek, .fropneior.
We call particulars attention to the
nice line of Dress Goods we now have at
121 cents per yard.
MlHcollnneous News Hems.
y Mrs. Hammond, of Nottingham town
ship, Wells county, Ind., was fatally bitten
the other day by a rattlesnake which bd
crawled up in a hole in the floor aud upon
the bod where she was lying.
t3FA Lebanon county youth married a
girl and a week after the marriage bor
mother scut her three children, which she
had been raising for her, each of whom had
a different father. California has Increasod
one in population by emigration from Leb
IW Among the special premiums offered
nt the union fair to be held at Orvld, Mich.,
will be one for the handsomest dressed
young lady uuder eighteen years of age,
whose dress, collar and hat shnll be made
by herself, and the cost of material for tho
same uot to exceed $15.
K2TA ragged tramp, who was trying to
sell jewelry on the streets of Chicago, was
arrested because the articles offered were
of real value, and It was surmised that
they had been stolen. The prisoner proved
to bo a girl in disguise, and tho jewelry
was her own.
Cf7" The mainspring of Italian musio
iu the eighteenth century," says a recent
writer, " was the exclusive aud passionate
worship of the human voice." But Ital
ian musio has experienced a change. Its
mainspring now is la a box, and is worked
with a handle.
St. Louis, September 14. A special
dispatch to the Post from Pierce City says:
Charles T. Harris was passing the house of
Ward Hubbard, Inst evening, wbeu the
latter came out with a shotgun and dealt
Harris a terrible blow over the right eye,
crushing his skull and causing instaut
death. No cause is assigned for the deed.
Ilubbnrd gave himself up to the authori
ties. . rfTThe Saiauae Local declares that Ionia
county, Mich., can boast of one young lady
that is no milk aud water artiole. She is
the daughter of A. Bowen. Her father
offered her ten dollars if she would climb
to the top of the steeple of the Keene
church and stand on the top of the same
and 'rah for Bob Ingersoll. ,She accom
plished the feat and received the ten do!
dfMiss Schaffer, the young lady resid
iug in Elmira who took the $200 prize at
Brockport recently for being the handsom
est woman iu the State, has gone crazy,
Her iusanity is the result of too much
notoriety on a weak mind. She is to be
taken to an insane asylum on Monday
next for the trouble of the brain, which
the physicians assert is due in no small
dog ice to the use of certaiu acids to stain
or color her hair.
London, Sept.14. The Dally News
says : "A committee of the Templar Mis
sion, in concert with the Anti-Slavery Sool
cty, has" arranged to give a publio breakfast
on Thursday in honor of the colored Bish
ops and other representatives of the Afri
can Methodist Churches of America now
attending the Ecumenical Conference.
The object of the promoters of the break
fast is to make a demonstration in favor of
the priuciple of the social equality of the
white and colored races.
Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 14. A duel
was fought yesterday morning at sunrise
at Terene, Miss., between Hon. Leland
Leatherman, Mayor of Arkansas City, and
James Sucker, a prominent attorney of
tho same oity. Both combatants were
wounded at the first fire. Leatherman
received a slight flesh wound in the arm
Sucker was hit in the left side, and it is
supposed his wound is fatal. .
1 tasDO, Sept. 14. The Daily News
slates tbat the Russian journals publishes
liberal detail of the diphtheria, now epi-
'domic in Russia. It is reported that in
certain communities and parishes all the
children under fifteen years have died.
The oiigin of the attack dates from . 1872,
when the disease first appeared in Bessayr-t-bia.
Since then it has spread far and wide
over the south of the Empire, whence it
lately began to make rapid progress toward
the east and northwest. Ia Pultowa, a
province of considerably less than 2,000,000
inhabitants, there have been 45,543 cases ',
18,70,5 were fatal.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept.l 8. George
Brtonester was arrested yesterday for dis
turbing publio worship at a church in the
vicinity of the recent Blue Cut train
robbery. While the minister was preach
ing he jumped up and hurrahed for the
train robbers and began firing off his pistol
He escaped at the time, but was arrested
yesterday. From his actions it is believed
he has betrayed himself and will probably
be held as one of the participants in the
robbery. There are no other developments
iu the matter. The Uranu Jury will be in
session next Monday and the cases of the
arrested nieu will then be brought before
t"Frank 0. -Herring, Esq., of the
Champion Safo Works 251 and 2o2 Broad
way, New York, reports the use of Ht.
Jacobs Oil for a stiffness aud soreness of
the shoulder, with the most pleasant and
efficacious effects. Louisville JItme ami
Important to Travelers. Special in
ducements are offered you by the Bur
lington ltoute. It will pay you to read
their advertisement to be found else
where in this issue.
The North American Review.
The contents of the North Amrhicam Kh-
Vir.w for October cannot fall to arrest tbe at
tention of all readers. Every one of the top
ics discussed Is of the highest present Interest,
and nearly all of the authors are eminent
Senator John T. Morgan, of Alabama, con
sider! "Some Dangerous Questions," namely,
certain emergencies arising in tbe administra
tion of the United States government, lor
hlch adequate provision Is not made in the
Constitution or the laws. Among these ques
tions, that of the succession to the Presidency
in case or me mammy or me elected incum
bent, holds a conspicuous place, and I treated
by the writer with much learning and In the
most judicial temper. And many oilier high
ly Important articles from tbe pens ' of the)
most learned men of the nee. Finally, Col. II .
a. Carrlngton. in an article on " Washington
as a Strategist," proves conclusively the title
of Washington to be esteemed "first In war."
i hums Five dollars per year, jingle num
ber 60 cts.
Peterson's Magazine for October la unusu
ally good, even for that incomparable lady's
book. The steel engraving "Don't be Seared,"
is one of exceptional beauty and so Is the
colored, steel fashion, plate, with Its five,
charming-looking, exquisitely-dressed Indies.
There are two colored patterns, with designs
for fnis, a line of decoration that la now all
the rage. The historical novlet, " The News
irom Yorktown," which has attracted so
much attention, Is appropriately concluded In
this number, In time for the " Yorktowa Cen
tennial." All the stories and novelets, how
ever are good, j In fact Iti " PeterBon," only the
very best are given. The terms are but two
dollars a year. Great deductions are made to
clubs, and handsome premiums are given to
persons forgetting tip clubs, among them a
beautifully bound photograph album In short
the Inducements of every kind are unprece
dented. Specimens will be sent, gratis, to
persons wishing to get tip clubs. Address for
this purpose, or for subscribing, Chs. J. Pe
terson, 800 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia,'
Better than Ever.
Khrlchs' Fashion Quarterly for the Fall
season of 1881 Is before us, and merits a word
of commendation. The number is the largest
ever Issued, containing 120 large quarto page9
of original and interesting matter, Illustrated
with hundreds of excellent engravings. The
magazine is divided into two departments,
both Interesting to ladles; either of which,
alone, is worth the trilling subscription price.
An illustrated " Lesson In Dressmaking" is
another Interesting feature j and tales, sketch
es and essays, original and select, abound.
Tbe subscription to the magazine Is only 50
cents a year, or 15 cents a copy. The publish
ers are Ekrlch Bros., Eighth Auenue and
Twenty-fourth St., New Tfork.
To Men desiring permanent employ
ment we would refer them to D. H.
Patty & Co's advertisement for men to
sell trees which appears in an other
Maplewood Institute for young ladies
and gentleman, 18 miles west of Phila.,
located on the Phila. & Bait. Central li
lt. Courses of Study English,' Scientific
and Classical. Students prepared for U.
S. Naval and Military Academies, and
the Amercian colleges. A thorough
chemical department. Beading taught
by a first class Elocutionist. Penman-
ship by a Professor, master of the beau
ties of the art. A home like department
for little boys. 14 Instructors.
(Yale Coli.k"ge) A. M. Principal.
Concoudville, Del. Co. Pa.
For Carpets and Oil Cloths, go to 51.
Dukes & Co.
The best " two for five cents" cigar in
the county, can be had at Mortimer's.
Come and See 1
We have again made additions to our
stock that we would. like to show you.
We have a lot of handkerchiefs we
are selling, " Four for 25 cts.," and a.
variety of others of better quality.
We have as pretty a line of collars
and ties as you would wish to seel
We have good black Alpacca double,
width at 20cts. per yard. If you want
a low price black dress it will suit you
for it Is worth more money.
We have made some additions to our
Dress Goods stock that are pretty and
cheap. And the old stock you can buy
at nearly half Price.
We have a splendid line of buttons
We have a handsome line of Floor
and Table oil-cloths ' of the various
widths from 34 up to 84.
We have a good line of Huts for Men
We have a large assortment of Shoe
for Men, Women and Children.
We have au assortment of Mens' every
day Pants, end Shirts.
We have a complete stock of Iron an J
We have as good an assortment of
Groceries as can be found in this
1 We have a full line of Paints, Oil,
Glass and building hardware which we
expect to sell as low or lower than any
body in the county.
We have Spokes, Hubs and carriage
wood-work and hardware, and our
Spokes and Kims are the best that are
made. These we sell at the njauui'ue
tuers price, as we are his agents.
New Bloomtleld, Pa-