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Bloomfield New Bloomfield Pa Times (Newspaper) - April 2, 1878, Bloomfield, PennsylvaniaVol. Bloomfield pa., tuesday april 2, 1878. No. 14.the times. An fatally Kew paper in a Miju ii i it int Tossiy Arf. Mortimer amp x. 8 r it s c u 11�?Tt i o v prick. Witman my ooh kit. A on Yser. A ? six Venn Tkv. Is but or tub c0u8tt. On Yssel of to a incl unit. Ii 0 Wix month. To Milf in tinted. A invariably la Advance i so advertising rate turning a opon spell. Nation. Tor to tuts. Fonnet not me. A a when the Lovely Spring , Joy and Gladem Ever bringing forget not me. When the Birds am sweetly in gang and As air with Mannle ringing through the Earth of Mao rejoicing forget not me. In tho Bright and Balmy morning when from sleep thou it gently waking. Forget not me. In the Calm and Lovely craning ital it before thee thou fairy kneeling for by hand to humbly pleading. Forget not me. A when thy heart to fall of feeling. Answer be to Daniel a pleading forget not me. When the wedding March in pealing and the Echo i re on Ndang Thon to wife Hood Art advancing forget not me. In Day of a Orrow and of mounting look for the Morrow a coming forget not me. Pray to him who la to Loring. And the Helper will be moving for thy every want supplying forget not me. Sow if by love be to Ming toward one who a gently yearning forget not Roe. Ill heart to often alg blog for the love for which he a trying Iii affection never Dong Nieling forget not startling adventure. In the Etorly autumn of Lite year 1m40, about half an hour of Sunset i Idrew rein in front of a Large double log House on the very Summit of the Atlue it Edge Mountain of Eastern Kentucky. The place to evidently kept a a tavern at least no a sign proclaimed Ami Here i determined to demand accommodation for myself and servant dose a dark skinned body guard. Bose and i had teen playmates in childhood Aud boyhood and i need hardly aay that the faithful fellow waa attached to me As 1 was to him and on More than one coca Slon he had showed Hie Devotion. There had teen a shooting match at the Mountain House that Day and As i dismounted saw by the open window of the la a room a noisy Drunken and evidently quarrelsome set of Bac woodsmen each of whom was swearing by All possible and impossible oaths that he waa not Only the heal shot bul that he could outright out jump out wrestle run faster Lump higher dive deeper and Home up drier than any other Man on the Mountain. Quot 1 say mar Talph Quot a said dose in a Low tone As i handed him my bridle rein a a i done to like do looks of dem in Dar. 8�?Tpose we goes on to de next House tel no to fur a nonsense dose a 1 replied a these Fellows arc Only on a Latue a Pree Over their shooting. We have nothing to do with them nor they with us. Take the horses round to the stable and see to them yourself. You know they Havo had a hard Day of and throwing my Saddle bags Over my shoulders 1 walked up the narrow path to the Bouse. I found As i have intimated the bar room filled with a noisy turbulent crowd who one and All stared at me without a peaking a 1 West up to the bar and inquired if i Aud my servant could have accommodation for the night. Deceiving an Fullr Mallee reply from the landlord a Little Rad beaded Cadar. Seroua looking specimen of the a a Clay eater a i desired to lie shown at once to my room a lither i went but not until i had been compelled to decline n Seora of requests to a a take a drink a much to the disgust of the Stalwart Bac Liana Liana. The room to which i was shown was at the far end of a Long two storied Structure evidently but recently added on to the main building which it intersected at right angles. A gallery extended along the front by Means of which the rooms were reached. I found my apartment to be Large Aud comparatively Well being besides the bed a comfortable cot half n split bottomed chairs a heavy clothes press and a Bureau with a Glass. There were two windows one alongside the door and the other in the opposite end of the room. The first mentioned was heavily i Murreil with Stout Oak a trips a Protection i presume against intrusion from the porch while across the latter web drawn a heavy Woollen curtain. In the course of half an hour Bose entered and announced that the a beasts had been properly attended to and a few minutes inter a Bright faced mulatto girl summoned us to supper. Supper Over i returned to my room first requesting to lie roused for an Early breakfast As i desired to lie on the Road by Sunrise. Thoroughly wearied with my Days ride i at once lie Gan preparations for retiring and had drawn Oil one Mot when Bose came in rather hastily looking furtively Over ills shoulder and then cautiously closing and Locking the door. A a Mars Balph in re a Glne to he trouble in la House a fare moral no a he said. And 1 saw in a moment that something had occurred to upset the faithful fellow s equilibrium. 11 Why Bose what is it ? what do you mean�?�1 i asked barely restraining a smile. A i Tole you Mars Balph wed better tramble murder a was the rather mysterious reply. A you Aee int pallor Gal Der Tole me Dar would be a muss if we stayed in the a funded Ole House nil by close questioning i elicited the fact that the girl had really warned him hint four men who i had noticed talking to go tier were a desperate set of Hlll Ntilis and probably and designs upon our property. If not our lives. The girl had seen two of them it the stable while i was at supper and by cautiously creeping into a heard enough to coup Lee her that they meant mischief. Subsequently to Thea she also saw tho landlord in close confab with the entire party and from his actions judge that he was urging the men to their nefarious work. A a i Tell you Mars Ralph Deli White trash Ain t or tar no Good now you Beard me a persisted Bose. I loud begun to think so myself but what was to be done the situation was full of embarrassment and i Felt that nothing could be done save to wait and watch and being on the Alert defeat a their plans by a determined resistance. I found that from the barred window in which there was a broken june of Glass a Good View of the stable could be had. Then for the other window. I crossed the room Drew aside the heavy curtain and raising the Ash. Looked out. A single glance in sufficient to cause to a thrill of Surprise and i gave a Low excl Matlou that instantly brought Bose to my Side. Fur below i could see the faint Glimmer of water the Low murmur of which came indistinctly up from the Depths while on a level with what should have been the ground i dimly saw the waving tree tops As they gently swayed before the fresh a Light Breeze Aud know that the window overlooked a chasm the Kolin drugs of which i could Only guess at. In other words the House or Liat for ton a if it was built upon the verge of a cutt the solid Rock forming a foundation More lust lug than any that could la made by the hands of Man. I leaned far out and Law that there was not an Inch of space left Between the heavy lug on which the Structure railed and tha Edge of the precipice Aud then 1 turned away with the Hill conviction that if escape must lie made it certainly would not be in that direction. There was nothing especially strange la this there were Many houses so constructed i bad seen one or two myself a and yet when i Drew Hack into tho room and saw the look on Bose s Dusky face 1 Felt that danger Quick and and deadly was hovering in the air. Without spanking i went to my Saddle bags and got out my pistols a Superb pair of Long double rifles that 1 knew to lie accurate anywhere under half a Hundred Yards. A liar Denis what i likes to see a exclaimed Bose As he dived into his own lug bid fished out the old horse pistol but Hud belonged to my Grandfather and which i knew was loaded to the muzzle with no. 1 Buckshot. It was a terrible weapon at close quarters. The stable la which our horses were feeding could lie watched and by events transpiring la that locality we would shape our actions. I found the door could be locked from the inside and in addition to this i improvised a bar by Means of a cd mar leg wrenched Oft and thrust through a heavy Iron Staple that had teen driven la the Wall. Its fellow on the opposite was and a Long. To thu lifted the clothes press lie fore the window leaving just room enough on one Side to clearly see and if necessary Are through dragged the Bureau against the door with is Little Nulse As possible and fell that everything that was possible Lead been done. A death like stillness reigned Over the place broken Only once by the voice of the coloured girl singing As she crossed the stable Yard. I had fallen into a half done seated in a chair near the window facing the stable where Bose was on watch when suddenly 1 Felt n Light touch upon my Arm and the voice of the faithful Sentinel in my car. A a Wake up Mars a Ralph a Ley s fooling Hout tie Stuble Doo Arter de horses Shunny brought me wide awake to my feet. Cautiously Wepling out 1 saw at a glance that Bose was right in his conjecture. There were two of them one standing out la he Cleur Moonlight evidently want clog my window while the other and 1 fancied it was the landlord a was in the Shadow near the door which at that moment slowly swung of a. As the Man disappeared within the building a Low keen whistle Cut the air and at the same instant i heard the Knob of my door cautiously Tresl. The thing was now Plain. While those Telow was securing our , those above were either attempting to gain acid Ess with murderous intent or else on guard to prevent my coming to the Rescue of my property. A Low Hiss from Rose brought my to his Side from the door where i had teen listening. Quot Dey s got de horses out in de Yard a he whispered As he Drew Nulud to let me log to nut through the broken pane. A a take the door a i said a a and shoot through if they attack. I Atn going to lire at that fellow holding the a a , Mars Balph its de tavern keeper. Lie so no to no count. Drop de big Iran in was the sensible advice which 1 determined to adopt. Noiselessly drawing aside the curtain 1 rested the muscle of my pistol upon the Sash where the lights had been broken away and Drew a Bead upon the tallest of the two men who stood holding threw horses nut in the Bright Moonlight. The Sharp crack of my weapon was quickly followed by a yell of Tain and i saw the Ruilan reel backward and measure Bis length upon the Earth and then from the main building there rang out a a murder murder 0. Help a like lightning it flashed across my mind. There was three hones in the open lot. There was then another traveler besides ourselves. A heavy blow descended a Hiu the door an i a voice roared a Quick bunt the infernal thug a Pei and let me at Hiliu the scoundrel to killed Dave a Quot let them have it by Etc a 1 whispered rapidly reloading my pistol. A a there the second panel a with a steady hand the plucky fellow levelled the huge weapon and pulled the trigger. A deafening report allowed and again a shrill cry of mortal anguish told that the shot had not Lieen wasted. A a Halie a in How Ito kick a a a exclaimed Bose under i breath. The mow had fallen like an unix i cycled Thunderbolt upon the bandits and a moment inter we heard the retreating footsteps Down the corridor. A a bar la be More of dem a fire Long Man Ralph a suld Bose with a ominous shake of the head. A 1 a specie dese dung to a Ewud and of Dey comes and we still Leah we i gone Coon for this View of the Cate waa new to me hut i Felt the farce of it. I knew that such lands did exist in these mountains. A Hasty glance through the window from which 1 had just fired showed to that escape in that direction was impossible. I looked out and saw a Man with a Rifle in his hand Dodge round the Corner of the stable. He was on guard and then i knew they had sent Oft for reinforcements. Stunned for a moment i turned round and stared helplessly at Bose but he Brave fellow that he was never lost Lila head for a single instant. A bound to lab Beah Mara Ralph a he said quite confidently. A a and Dar Alu no Way Glne kept Troat Winder a and he pointed to the one overlooking the Ollit. 1 merely Shook my Bend Aud turned to Sutcli again hoping to get a shot at the Rascal on guard. Bose left to his own devices at ours went to work. I heard him fussing a tout the bed for some time but never looked to see what he waa after until he spoke. A a now Den for a be rape a 1 heard him say and in an instant i caught his meaning. He had stripped the lied of its cover ing dragged Oft the heavy tick and the Stout Hempen rope with w hich it was corded. In Uve minutes he had drawn the Rosie through its Many turnings and then gathering trip Nell in Hon hand he threw up the Sash and prepared to take soundings. It failed to touch Bottom but Nowise disheartened he seized the Cotton Coverlet and sell Odeon. He succeeded and the Cord was drawn up preparatory to Knotting it in place of crosspieces. In the meanwhile the silence without had Lieen broken More than once. A shrill keen whistle and As i had heard before was Given by the limn on watch and replied to by some one seemingly a Little Way nor. Then i Beard footsteps soft cat like ones on the Verandah outside showing that the robbers were on tho Alert at All Points. At length Bose announced the ladder ready. It wan again lowered from tho window and the end we held was made fast to the bed we had dragged Over for the purpose. A a now Den Mars Ralph i go Down Fust and see if urn Strong Dougli to bar and he was half Way out of the Winslow before i could speak. A a no Bose you shall not a i answered firmly drawing him track into the room. A you must Quot tho words were1 lost in the Din of n furious and totally Une Pei Teri attack upon the door. The Dull heavy strokes of an no were intermingled with the Sharp Quick Clatter of hatchets a they Cut away tho Barrier and once in a while i could hear deep oaths As though they had been rendered doubly Savage by our resistance. A a Here Bose your pistol Quck a a 1 whispered and the heavy charge went crashing through followed by shrieks and curses of Man and rage. A now then out with you i will hold the place a i said Rushing Back to the window. A come dose hurry or All will be the Bravo follow now was trial to insist upon my going first but be saw that time was wasting and he glided Down the rope gradually in the heavy shadows. Tho fall of one of their number had Calno Ionly a momentary Lull and 1 heard them renew the assault with tenfold fairy. I dared not Al Reagan for i Felt that every Bullet would i needed when affairs were Mere pressing. It seemed an age before i Felt the signal from Miclow that the rope to ready for me but it came and i let myself Down pausing an instant As my eyes Gal net a level with the Sill to take a last look into the room. As 1 did so the door gave Way and the blood thirsty demons poured Over the threshold. 1 knew that i had no time far deliberate movement. They would instantly discover the Mode of escape and either Cut the rope or else arc Down upon me. I had taken the precaution to draw on my heavy re Dong Glove and toy hands thus protected did not suffer As much As might have been expected. With Iny eyes fixed on the open window i Slid rapidly Down and struck the Earth wry a Jar that wrenched every Bone in my body. Quick As lightning i was seized by bom and dragged some Emce on one Side and dose against the face of the Ollit. Not a second too soon for Down came a Volley tearing up the Earth at the foot of the rope where a moment tie fore 1 had stood. Quot Thunder they will escape after them Down the rope to yelled a voice almost inarticulate with rage. And 1 raw a dark form swing out Aud begin the descent. Quot now Mars Ralph a whispered Rose significantly and with a Quick aim 1 fired at the swaying figure. Without a sound the Ina released Kos bold and came Down like a Lump of Lead shot through uie brain. Another had started in hot haste and was More than half Way out of the window when suddenly the scene above was brilliantly lit up by the Glare of a Lorca. Again the warning voice of the watchful Black called my attention to the figure now struggling desperately to regain the room and As before. I threw up my pistol and covering the exposed Side Drew trigger. With a convulsive Effort the wretch springing far out into the empty void turned once Over and came Down with a Rushing sound upon the jagged rocks that Lay at the fool of the pred pure. A single look to see that the window was Clear we knew there could tie no path leading Down for a Long distance either Way or they would never have attempted the rope and we plunged headlong into the dense Forest that clothed the Mountain Side. We get Clear. It is True hut with the loss of our animals and baggage for the next Day when we re Lurnel with a party of regulators we found the plan a Heap of ashes and no living soul to Tell whither the robbers had fled. Anecdote of Stark. Of the famous general Stark whose Victory Over the hessians at Bennington vt., during the revolution was oel be rate a with much a it my lost August in Fiat town the Manchester n. A Union says that Bis business habits at Home illustrated his Energy and severe vigilance and ability to hold his own in an crier Eucy As forcibly As did his conduct i u the War. Many instances Are related of the Wen Erali a shrewdness Ami Quick wit. Life said that be very rarely came off second Liest at repartee so ready waa he with a Sharp reply Fot Auy occasion. While of his farm in his latter Days it is related that one a Lay he walked out in a Field whore Bis men were haying. The work was badly Doue and the general waa not slow to notice this fact and comment upon it. Among the men was one named Whittaker who was frequently the butt for the jokes of Bis fellow work men. The general a tossed Over the held and finding a spot it articular by bad asked a sharply a a who mowed that Swath of a a a Whittaker a said the Man nearest uie Genera with a Wink at the others. Raising on the a question a me again and again a a who mowed that Swath and that onely a a a Whittaker a we the invariable reply. General Sturk made no it Hii Merit but West away. When evening came the men Collaud for their Aud the general after a alight mental calculation paid Whittaker a Tuoi which was equal to tie amount duo the whole number. A main t you going to May us general v was asked in a chorus by the others. A a Well a said bark in his Hlub keyed Vole a was Uear a i could and Whittaker did All the work and so i gave him All the .�?� tho men found that the laugh had been turned against themselves and it is presumed that Whittaker divided the funds equally

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