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Bloomfield New Bloomfield Pa Times (Newspaper) - May 7, 1878, Bloomfield, PennsylvaniaVol. Xii. New Bloomfield u7v., tuesday a y 7, 1878. No. 10.the times. A Independent family nem paper to Rio Bunny a so xxv tub Mut at. Mortimer amp 00. N in ii h c i r t i o n Chick. Gamnis Vas Rowitt. Line year. 11 a i Moulds. To Ott of tvs Coutt. Pm year i not site included ii m Sis month. Ostace included. U invariably la Advance l a advert Quot Rale furnished upon apply. Cation. Conquer or be conquered. Cd s up Hill work Llila life of Aura hut the Bill la Rich with Wreath of Flower the journey la wearisome though Ami comr shrink from it gloomily overcome try thought of its peril. Will a Day i such travel backward the Livelong Way. To May crush or gather the loom at on fact May conquer or yield to the Ilia that we meet there s a Light to be fought which we May not evade though we turn from he forces Agal Nat a arrayed and Fly from the army. On Refuge is know the enemy follows we fight but alone. To Uve we must act. No mortal can shirk Ilia journey his Battle a his preordained work. Though travelling backward and travelling slow the Road is tho same be would otherwise go fils fight must be fought in the Shadow or Sun and Hla work though postponed must be finally to win a husband. About tin year id business Imil called me to n Remote port of by county Tennessee Ami i won staying at the House of a or. Hubert. The foully consisted of or. Hubert and wife one Sou and two daughters. The son s name was Austin he wan about Twenty years of age and seemed to he very intelligent. The girls were no lean intelligent than Austin. Adela the eldest wan about seventeen and Lull the youngest about fifteen. Prettier girls i never saw. I loved them both a soon a i had seen them. We were Saulog by the blitzing Are talking and laughing As Lively a if we had Lieen acquainted for years when a a Ulden noise As if sonic Large building was falling interrupted a. A Hugh ugh i ugh ii a Suid some one As if frightened out of his senses. A tho family rushed to the door sex. Cent Julia who Sal still and simply remarked a a it is Bill Jenkins running from the ghost scarcely had the words escaped from her ups when in rushed a tall Gawky awkward and almost beardless fellow puffing and blowing like u locomotive. A a what is the matter Quot asked or. Hubert. Quot matter enough Quot said Hill his eyes looking almost As Large of thu Bottoms of two common sued teacups. Quot out yonder a he continued throwing Hitau Elf Down upon a chair a a out yonder i heard a baby a Tiu and then somebody groaning and and i Tell pc i jest got away from at this 1 could not suppress u laugh. A a you Weedn t laugh old Boss Quot continued he turning to me a a you Weedu t laugh for ill swear it s no Fuu a it s a eat to 111 swear i turned to Austin and said Quot let a accompany him Back to tiie place where he heard the noise and solve Quot the ghost for Austin was a will you go a i asked. Austin lie Gan to stammer out something. Quot darn me Quot interrupted Bill Quot darn me gentlemen if you get me Hack thar it Tny More see if you do i Quot Quot then Tell a where it was Quot said i a a and if we can hear it. Well solve it Quot Austin Don t care much about going i said Adela. Quot you Are not a i asked him. Quot no Quot said lie 111 am no super St thous but i m afraid of catching cold that s a a i propose Quot said Julia who had been a Lieut till now a that we All go or. Marlon Austin Adela and the Moon is now up. And it would to a pleasant walk for us beside we might have some real Artur some hesitation on Austin s part this proposition was accepted. Hill told us where he had heard the ghost but would not go with us. A a off we started. When we Enine o the spot we found that Hill had knocked Down Assiut Twenty panels of the Fence. We Lind gone two or three Hundred Yards talking very Lively when we entered a Low dark place in the Rood the Timber was very tall and Eldek which caused it lie Darker Ilian anywhere else. When advanced a few Sices into this place our conversation stopped. Charre by had we Censed speaking when a a a boo woo woo ugh Quot went something mar us. A a what s that Quot said Austin halting. I advanced and Julia step red to my Side and sold Quot it s Hills ghost a you boo Hoo woo ugh 1&Quot came Forth again. 1 could suppress my laughter no longer. It proved to be nothing More or less than a log which was not sleeping comfortably tid was thus complaining. A a Wlms is it a insisted Austin who Hod not yet found out what it wus. Lust Teeuwe Camelo the hogs bed and the hot All ran off As badly frightened As Bill Lead Ticen. Quot Hump i Quot said Austin a a it a hogs i la swear hint caused Hill so much we turned and went Back to the House and had a line laugh at Lilly taut his ghosts but uu1 would not give up but Llinat his were real ghosts. I Learned that there were but few Persona la this neighbourhood who were not superstitious. I was informed that tho place where Hill had heard the ghost was really haunted. Among other stories that were told that night concerning the place was one As follows some time ago a Man was coming through this place it was very dark he heard something by the Roadside turning in the direction of the noise to perceived Someth lug White. He spoke to her she raised her arms above her head and said a a John Kuusler if you will be Happy you must marry Jane Merton and Hugo the Hubert family at the wedding. Be. Member John Kuusler Quot to Suyong she dropped her arms and ascended slowly upwards until she was out of sight. John afterwards married Jane and the Hubert family were at the wedding. I expressed a desire to see or hear some such ghosts but Austin thought 1 would repent of my wish when i saw them. Hed time came and we retired As the clock struck twelve. I Lay awake in bed a Long time thinking of the incidents of the Day. 1 thought of Adela and Julia which i loved Best i could not Tell. Nothing else took place Worth relating Here Duy lug my stay at or. Hubert a. I left next morning a a living and two years after the above mentioned incident took place i was passing through that part of the country again and of coarse i called on my Friend or. Flutter. I found that the neighbourhood was As As Ever. The place where Bill Jenkins Hod heard the ghost was still haunted. Many things had been heard sights Hod been seen from an Angel to Heel ebb himself. I was very anxious to come across one of the ghosts and during my stay Nimr. Hubert a i passed through the haunted place at All times of the night but saw and bean nothing. I anally came to the conclusion that it was All imagination. A one dark night in july 1 was pos slug through lids place and heard something make a noise in the dry leaves near me turning towards the noise i lie held Someth lug that looked i thought very much like a ghost. It seemed to be the figure of n woman. There was no Waist in her Drees and it was very Long. All tills i could make out notwithstanding the darkness. 1 stood still to see what he would do. I must acknowledge hint i did not Feci exactly Cool just then but i managed to no it ear so. Quot Marlon Quot said the ghost a a if you will Law Happy you marry Julia Hubert. He member Marion i Quot judge of my Surprise and horror when the ghost spread out her Arm and ascended upward until she was lost in the Limber i Whitt could i do ? beaded As i was i did not run knocking Down tho Fence is Hill Jenkins did. I started slowly towards or. Ital Cert a lifter 1 had gone a few juices 1 heard it Distant roaring behind me that continued More than two Man Ute. I did not look Luick for i did not care Slu iut coming in Contact with another ghost that night. At an Early hour i retired. Next morning when i came into the parlor Julia was there alone. When i entered she greeted me blushing and trembling. After i had looked around and convinced myself hut no one wan near i said a Julia at Iasi i think 1 have seen a when 1 said this Julia Ngali blushed and turned her head again from me. A a what kind of a ghost was it a said she. I told her All 1 had seen but omitted what the ghost had said. Julia told me that Ulie had seen one just like it two or three nights before. A a i Suplit be Quot said she a a that you have heroine superstitious Quot i could not deny yet i would not acknowledge that i was superstitious. I implored Julia not to Mont Lon it until i could and out something More about the ghost and she promised. I determined to pass through this place every night during my stay at Hubert s which was to continue about two weeks from this line. For several nights i heard nothing nor did 1 see anything like a ghost until the night before my departure when walking alone 1 beheld the same ghost at the same place standing about Twenty feet from me when i Glrst beheld i stopped and the ghost said a a Marion to Morrow you leave this Filacc and you have not asked Julia to be your wife do and ask her at once. Itch Rintar Marlon Quot instantly i rushed Forward and threw my arms around the ghost. The shrieked and started up i held Fust and up we went. No pen can describe no Tongue con Ell in fact no one can imagine my feelings at this moment. Up we went. Hlll t held on to the ghost. Hut i was becoming sick of the situation. I Bod my whole weight to hold up by holding to the phantom. me Down Quot i shouted. A a Promise me one thing Quot said the ghost. A a Promise that you will leave the Spiot As soon As you touch the Quot i Promise anything to get from said 1. A a i let us Down Quot she shouted of loud As i had. Down we went. But As we went Down i was very Busy trying to and out something More about her. I found that she had a Large rope around her and was drawn up by it. A Loop was made for her feet Beu one air each hand and she would stand upright with the greatest ease. Just As we touched the ground took out my knife and Cut the rope just above thu head of the ghost. The shrieked and fell to the Earth. I raised her up. Quot of i Quot sold she. A a Beelzebub will be Here in a moment. Bee there he comes now in Here she tried to leave toe but i held on to her. I heard a terrible noise in the dry leaves just behind me. I looked around and something was approaching. As near As 1 could discern in the dark it resembled a very urge Man. It came up very close to me and stood still for a moment then it topped me of the shoulder and said. In a cough hoarse voice Quot Conte in 1 sit my hand Down to the ground and As Luck would have it i Pul it on a stick Eliout at Large a a Man s Arm. I snatched it up and give Quot heels bib Quot a blow with it which brought him to the ground. My ghostly companion again shrieked and fell. I caught her up in my arms and retreated a fast my legs could carry me. Presently i ran a Garnet the Fence end knocked a much of it Down As Hill Jenkins did. Slut i did not Stop but went on into the House. I sat the ghost upon a chair and called for a Light. The Here made a great Effort log aate but All was in Slu. A Light was brought a veil covered her Fere and it was with great difficulty that i removed it. After a considerable struggle the veil was removed audio it was Julia Hubert f the shr oked and foil to the Hoor and was then carried to her room. Just Here in came a negro girl a slave of or. Ruliera a looking of though she was frightened out of her senses. A a main i Mansa i run in tie Kitchen right Quick cause Hambo Corno in Dar nil bloody and am a blend Lnu yet he says he got he head Austin Natl myself went into the Kitchen to examine hat no ahead. There was a very urge Gash Cut to the Bane just at Avo Hla left Temple. To let a Brief Julia had employed a negro Man Hambo to assist her. He bad let procured n Long rape and fastened it around Julia As i have already described Anil then climbing in a very Large tree put the rope through s Fork anti then de seen tied. By this to could raise Julia As High As tho Forks of the tree where she would be oot irely out of sight to any person below owing to the thickness of the Timber. Julia was the ghost that told John Konsler to marry Jane Merton and Hambo had always acted a a Beelzebub Quot when necessary. Hut after he had acted a a Beelzebub Quot with me he swore he a Neber would be Debill i bore no grudge on account of Julia s manner of courting me on the contrary i Felt rather complimented. In about six months from that time we were married. Years have since rolled by. A robust boy and a pretty Little girl have pleased our Union and never have i repented for one moment that i saw the ghost or that Julia became my wife. A congressman s Romance. Mysterious hint Ore circulated in Washington that the death of John e. Leonard of Icouls Laua in Cuba was not caused by yellow fever but that lie died from Poison administered at the instigation of a rival or of the parents of a lady with whom he was in love. Or. Lyonard won a widower with two of Alldren who now reside in Germany where he flushed his education. He was i Kirn in Chester county pa., hut removed to i oils Lens where he become a prom Lieut lawyer and a let publican congressman. The stories circulated after his recent departure to new York that he was sent by the pie aident to investigate the alleged kidnapping of american negroes for slaves and that he was a messenger from the president to nov. Nucholls in relation to the returning Board prosecutions were untrue. Or. I Eonard s visit to Havana was purely personal and private and was of a peculiarly interesting and romantic character. Home time ago at new Orleans he met a Young lady a native of Cuba who was visiting this country with her parents and Between whom and or. I Conard a worm attachment sprang up which ripened into love. A marriage engagement was the result a hut the parents of the Young lady in consequence of her youth opposed the match and or. Leonard was not permitted to see the object of his affections except in the presence of her Perenau. When the time arrived tor the departure of the cuban and his family from new Orleans the Young lady manifested some reluctance to return Home but an arrangement was finally made by which she and or. So nerd were to hold unrestricted correspondence through the malls. After her departure or. I Conan wrote her several letters to which no answer was received which gave Rise to the suspicion that his letters had been intercepted. After a Long interval he received a Brief letter from the lady which Sam by stated that she had not heard from him since her return to Cuba and that she could not hear from him. This letter bore evidence of having been hurriedly written and la broken and soiled condition led or. to suspect that it had been carried some distance by a negro to lie secretly mailed. After writing other letters and waiting anxiously for replies he a came convinced that the Parent of the lady were not acting la Good Faith and he determined in visit Cuba. A week or two before he departure he called on the president and. Informing him of ids trouble requested a the Presl dont to write a personal letter to the Consul general requesting him to ascertain if possible Ibe situation and of the lady. The president did so and in due time Leonard received a Cable dispatch from Havana which informed him that a Batarla had been sent to a Plantation in the this dispatch was not signed by the Consul general but bore he name of a party unknown to Leonard. This added to his perplexity and lie determined to set out at once for Culm. He called on Honor Mantilla the Spanish minister at Washington and making known to him his trouble obtained a letter from that official to the Captain general of Cuba recommending him to do whatever was proper to Aid or. I Eonard in ills delicate Mission. The sympathies of mme. Mantilla were also enlisted in behalf of or. Jeonard and that lady wrote a letter urging the Captain general to do everything possible to unite the lovers. With Tebee letters or. Leonard sailed for Havana where he duly arrived. Nothing has been heard from him directly until a few Days ago. When a Friend in Washington received a letter written by him from Havana on March 7, in which he said he had seen the lady in present of her parents no detail a to the Success of his Mission were furn hed but from the general tone of despondency the letter hot Friend believes he failed to obtain the consent of her parents to his addresses to their daughter. The announcement of i death was a painful Surprise and those knowing the deadly vindictiveness of the bpm Nln i nature do not hed Tate to express the opinion that Bis sudden death was not caused by yellow fever but that it is a matter that should have the strictest investigation. A a Rich Man on riches. The following Story la told of Jacob hedge Way a wealthy citizen of died Many years ago leaving a Fortune of of tver six million dollars. A a or. Hedge Way a said a Young Man with whom the millionaire was conversing a you Are to be More envied than any gentleman i a Why to Quot responded or. It Edge Way a a i am not aware of any cause for which i should lie particularly a a what sir a exclaimed the Young Man in astonishment. A a think of the thousands your income brings you every Quot Well what of that Quot replied or. R. A a All i get out of it is my victuals and clothes Quot and i can t eat More than one Many a allowance or Wear More than one suit of clothes at the same time Pray can t you do As much Quot a a hut Quot said the youth a a think of the hundreds of Fine houses you own and of the rental they bring a a what better am i off for All that Quot replied the Rich Man. A a 1 can Only Uve in one House at a time Andas for Money i receive for rents Why i can to eat it or Wear it i can Only use it to buy other houses for others to live in. They Are the Benell Tarica not a a but you can buy costly furniture and pictures and Hue Carriage and horses la Fec Tauy thing you May a a and after 1 have taught them Quot responded or. Re what then 1 can Only look at the furniture Aud pictures. I can ride no easier la a Fine Carriage than you can in an omnibus for five Coats with the trouble of attending to driven footmen and hustlers and As to anything i desire i Tell you Young Man the less we desire in this world the better Aud happier we shall be. All my wealth cannot Purchase exemption from sickness and Palu cannot procure the Power to keep afer off the hand of death Aud what will it Avail when in a few Short years at Moat i leave it All forever Young Man you have no cause to envy
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