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A liberal discount is made to persons advertising by the quarter, half year, or year, as follows: 3 monfhe. 6 months. 1 year. *Onc square - - -$4 50 $6 00 $lO 00 Two squares - - - 600 9 .00 16 00 Three squares - - - 8 00 12 00 20 00 Quarter column - - 14 00 20 00 35 00 Half column - - - 18 00 25 00 45 00 One column - - - - 30 00 45 00 80 00 *One square to occupy one inch of space JOB PRINTING, of every kind, done with neatness and dispatch. THE GAZETTE OFFICE has just been refitted with a Power Press and new type, and everything in the Printing line can be execu ted in the most artistic manner and at the lowest rates.—TERMS CASH. UTAH I etters should be addressd to MEYERS A MENGEL, Publishers. |fßb Printing. mII s 11 LDF OK D G A ZETTE POWER PRESS PRIXT IXO ESTABLISH MEXT, BEDFORD, PA. MEYERS & MENGEL PROPRIETORS. Having recently made additional im provements t( our office, we are pre- I pared to execute all orders for PLAIN AND FANCY JO B PRIN T I NG,j With dispatch and in the most £ UPERIO II ST YL E. CIRCULARS, LETTER HEADS, BILL j HEADS, CHECKS, CERTIFICATES, , BLANKS, DEEDS, REGISTERS, RE- ! CEIPTS, CARDS, HEADINGS, ENVEL OPES, SHOWBILLS, HANDBILLS, IN VITATIONS, LAB ELS, <V r. \r. Our facilities for printing POSTERS, PROGRAMMES, Ac., FOR CO N CERTS AND EXH IB ITIoNS, j ARK UNSURPASSED. 44 PITB LIC SAL E " BIL LS Printed at short notice. We can insure complete satisfaction as to time and price HHHE INQUIRES II O O K S T O ft E, opposite the Mengel House, BEDFORD, PA. The proprietor takes pleasure in offering to the Vublic the following articles belonging to the Book Business, at CITY RETAIL PRICES: MISCELLAXEOUS BOOKS. N OYEL S. BIBLES, IIYMX BOOKS, AO.: Large Family Bibles, Small Bibles. MedGn Bibles, Lutheran Hymn Books, Methodist Hymn Books. Smith's Dictionary of tbe Bible, History of the Books of the Bible, Pilgrim's Progress, Ac., Ac., Ac. Episcopal Prayer Books, Presbyterian llyuin Books, SCHOOL BOOKS. TOY BOOKS. STATIONERY, Congress, „ , Le S a b Record, „ Foolscap, L ctter Congress Letter, Sermon Commercial Note, Ladi4' Gilt, Ladies' Octavo, Mourning. French Note. Bath Post, Damask Laid Note, Cream Laiu Note, Envelopes, Ac. WALL PAPER. Several Hundred Different Figures, the Largest lot ever brought to Bedford county, lor sale at prices CHEAPER THAN EV ER SOLD in Bedford. BLANK BOOKS. Day Books. Ledgers. Account Books, Cash Books. Pocket Ledgers, Time Books, Tuck Memorandums. Pass Books, Money Books, Pocket Books, Blank Judgment Notes, drafts, receipts, Ac INKS AND INKSTANDS. Barometer Inkstands, Gutta Percha, Cocoa, and Morocco Spring Pocket. Inkstands, Glass and Ordinary Stands for Schools, Flat Glass Ink Wells and Rack, Arnold's Writing Fluids, Hover's Inks, Carmine Inks, Purple Inks, Charlton's Inks, Eukolon for pasting, Ac. PENS AND PENCILS. fiillot's, Cohen's, * Hollowbosh A Carey's, Payson, Itunfon. and Bcribner's Pens, Clark's Indellible, Kaber's Tablet, Cohen's Eagle, Office, Faber s Guttknecht's, Carpenter 3 1 encils. PERIODICALS. Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, Madame Demurest'? Mirror of Fashions, Kleetic Magazine, Godey's Lady's Book, Galaxy. Lady'r Friend, Ladies Repository, Our Young Folks, Nick Nax. Yankee Notions, Budget of Fun, Jolly Joker. I'bunny PaeUow, Lippineott's Magazine, Riverside Magazine, Waverly Magazine, Bullous Magazine, Gardnor's Monthly, Harper's Weekly, rank Leslie's Illustrated, Chimney Corner, New York Ledger, New York Weekly. Harper's Bazar, Every Saturday, Living Ago, Putnam's Monthly Magazine, Arthur's Home Magazine, Oliver Optic's Boys and Girl's Magazine Ac. Constantly on hand to accomodate those who want to purchase living reading mattter. Onlv a part of the vast number of articles per taining to the Book and Stationery business, wbich wo are prepared to sell cheaper than the cheapest, are above enumerated. Give us a call We buy and selj for CASH, and by this arrange ment we expect to sell as cheap as good? of this class are aold anywhere oißifr pteffUanrousi. | XJL L E C T II I C J TELEGRAPH' IN CHINA. THE EAST INDIA TELEGRAPH COMPANY'S OFFICE, Nos. 23 A 25 Nassau Strict, NEW YORK. Organized under special cllarter from the State of New York. CAPITAL $5,000,000 50,000 SHAKES, SIOO EACH. DIRECTORS. HON. ANDREW (J. CURTIN, Philadelphia. PAUL S. FORCES, of Russell A Co., China. FRED. BUTTERFIELD, of F Bu tterfield A C New York. ISAAC LrYERMORE, Treasurer Michigan Cen tral Railroad, Boston. ALEXANDER HOLLAND, Treasurer American Express Company, New York. Hon. JAMES NOXON, Syracuse, N. Y. O. H. PALMER, Treasurer Western Union Tele graph Company, Now York. FLETCHER WESTRAY, of Westray, Uibbs A Hardcastle, New York. NICHOLAS MICKLES, New York. O F FIC E R S. A. (}. CURTlN,President. N. MICKLES, Vice President. GEORGE ELLIS (Cashier National Bank Com monwealth.) Treasurer. HON. A. K. MeCLURE, Philadelphia, Solicitor. j The Chinese Government having (through the Hon. An3on Burlingame) conceded to this Com pany the privilege of connecting the great sea ports of the Empiro by submarine electric tele graph cable, we propose commencing operations in China, and laying down a line of nine hundred miles at once, between the following ports, viz : Population. Canton . ■.. 1,001), 000 Macoa 60,000 Hong-Kong 200.00(1 Sivatow 209,000 Amoy 250,000 Foo-Chow 1,250.000 Wan-Chu 300,000 Xingpo 400,000 Hung Chean 1.200 000 Shanghai 1,000,000 Total 5,010,000 These ports have a foreign commerce of $900,- 000,000, and an enormous domestic trade, besides which we have the immense internal commerce of the Empire, radiating from these points, through its canals and navigable rivers. The cable being laid, this company proposes erecting land lines, and establishing a speedy and trustworthy means of communication, which must command there, as everywhere else, the commu nications of the Government, of business, and of social life especially in China. She has no postal system, and her only means now of cominuuioating information is by couriers on land, and by steam ers on water. The Western World knows that China is a very large country, in the main densely peopled; but few yet realize that she contains more than k third of the human race. The latest returns made to her central authorities for taxing purposes by the local magistrate make her population Four hun. dred ana Fuurt'en millions, and this is more likely to be under than over the actual aggregate. Nearly all of these, who are over ten years old, not only can but do read and write. Her civili zation is peculiar, but her literature is as exten sive as that of Eurepe. China is a land of teach ers and traders; and the latter are exceedingly quick to avail themselves of every profiercd facili ty for procuring eariy Information. It is observed in California that the Chinese make great use of the telegraph, though it there transmits messages in English alone. To-day great numbers of iiect steamers are owned by Chinese merchants, and used by them exclusively for the transmission of early intelligence. If the telegraph we propose connecting all their great seaports, were now in existence, it is believed that its business would pay the cost within the first two years of its suc cessful operation, and would steadily increase thereafter No enterprise commends itself as in a greater degree renumerative to capitalists, and to our whole people. It is of vast national importance commercially, politically and evangelically. stock of this Company has been un qualifiedly recommended to capitalists and busi ness men, as a desirable investment by editorial articles in the New York Herald, Tribune, World, Times, Post. Express, Independent, and in the Philadelphia North American, Press, Ledger, Inquirer, Age, Bulletin and Telegraph. Shares of this company, to a limited number, may be obtained at $59 each, sl9 payable down, s!=> on the Ist of November, and $25 payable_ in monthly instalments of $2.59 each, commencing December 1, 1868, on application to DREXEL & CO., 34 South Third Street, PHILADELPHIA. Shares can be obtained in Bedford by applica tion to Heed A Sehell, Bankers, who are author ized to receive subscriptions, and can give all ne cessary information on the subject. sept2syl combine style with neatness ol St. And moderate prices nnth the best workmanship JONES* ONE PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE 604 MARKET STREET, GEO IK; NIEMANN. PHILADELPHIA. [sepll,'6B.yl J RPIIE BEST PLACE TO BUY I choice brands of chewing Tobaccos and Ci gars, at wholesale or retail, is at Oster'g. Good natural leaf Tobaccos at 75 cents. Try our 5 oent Yara and HavanAa cigars—they cant I# beat, unelßm3. BEDFORD, PA., THURSDAY MORNING OCTOBER 28, 1869. &r. TVTEW GOODS JUST RECEIVED IN AT J M. SHOEMAKER'S BARGAIN STORE. NEW GOODS just Received at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. NEW GOODS just Received at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. NEW GOODS just Received at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. NEW GOODS just Received at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. NEW GOODS just Received at J. M Shoemaker's Bargain Store. BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing. Hats, Boots and Shoes. Qaeensware, Fish, Notions, Leather, Tobacco, Ac , at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Hats, Boots and Shoes (jueenswarc, Leather, Fish, Notions, Tobacco, Ac., at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Hats, Boots and Shoes, Qucensware, Notions, Leather, Tobacco, Fisb, Ac., at J. M Shoemaker's Bargain Store. BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing. Hats, Boots and Shoes, Queenswarc. Notione, Leather, Tobacco, Fish, Ac., at J. M Shoemaker's Bargain Store. BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Hats, Boots and Shoes, Queensware, Notions, Leather, Tobacco, Fish, Ae., at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Hats, Boots and Shoes, Qaeensware. Notions, Leather, Tobacco, Fish Ac., at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. Bedford, Pa., June 11, 1869. / i R. OSTER <& CO. u. READ AND SPEAK OF IT! COME SEE AND BE CONVINCED .' We are now receiving our usual extensive and well axsorted STOCK OF NEW AND C II E A P SU M ME It GOO DS, And are now prepared to offer SMASHING BIG BARUAINS TO C A S II B U Y E It H , In Staph ami Fancy Dry Goods, Notions, Car pets, Oil Cloths, Cotton Yarns, Carpet Chains, Ilats, Hoots, Shoes, Clothing, Brooms, Baskets, Wail and Window Papers, Groceries, Qneens mare, Tobaccos, Cigars, Fish, Salt, c. It e invite everybody to rati and see for them self is. NO TK UB LE TO SHO W GOODS. TERMS CASH. BRISO <I,OSO Torn CASH ami we will guarantee to SELL you Goods 86 CHEAP as the same styles ftud qualities can be sold in Central Pennsylva nia. Be assured that CASH in hand is a wonderfully winning argument, and that those who Bi r and SKLL for CASH are always master?of the situation. junelßm3 G. R.OSTER & CO. M. FISHER AND BABIES, J. Next Door to the Bedford Hotel. GO O D NE W S A T LAS T. The Cheapest Goods ever brought to Bedford. We will sell GOODS CHRAHCR, by 15 to 25 per cent, than ever sold in Bedford eounty. The best COFFEE at 25 cents, but the less we sell the better we are off. The LADIES 1 HOSE, at 10 cents wo will not have this time, but oome at us for 15, 20 and 25 cent?, and we will make you howl. You will all be waited on by ELI and the BA BIES, as the OLD ELI cannot do anything himself. A great variety of Parasols, Suuunlbrel las, Pocket-books Ac. Linen Handkfs (Ladies and Gents) from 5 cents to 25 oents, CALICOES, i from 10, 12 and a few piece? at 15 cents. MUS LINS. from 10 to 25 cents. V.u all know that wo sell NOTIONS 100 per cent, cheaper than anybody else All Wool Ca6imerea, from oOcents tosl 00. All Wool Dress Goods, from 15 to 25 oents. Tick ing, from 20 to 40 cents. Paper Collars, 10oents; best, 25 eents per box. 4 pair Men's Half Hose, for 25 cents. Clear Glass Tumblers, 60 oents a dozen, or 5 cents a peace. A great lot of Boots and Shoes, to be sold cheap. Queens an! Glass ware, very low. Byrup, 80 oents and $1 00. $1 30 for best as clear as honey, and thick as tar Bakers* oents per gallon, or 15 cents a quart. These Goods will "positively not be sold unless for Cash or Produce. Come and see us, it will not cost anything to see the Goods and Babies. N. B All these Good; wore bought at slaughtered prices in New York E. M. FISHER A BABIES. These Goods we sell so low, that wo cannot af ford to sing (Auld Lang Syne.) All account? must be settled by the middle of July nest, by cash or note, or they will be left in tie handtrof E. M. ALSIP, Esq., for collection. junldm3 TWTOTUE.—I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE TO i> all person? not to harber or trust my wire, BJIRAII, on my aocount, as I will not be respon sible for any debts she may contract—she having left my bed and board without just cause or pro vocation. ANDREW POTK. V nion tp Aug 13 w3* flic y.fdiortl [From the Now York Frecmanj Journal ! THE NATIONAL A IJH XISTKATIOSi (it n IlllM. TO THE RUIN or the eio- II.E- During the months from August to December it is required by the inter est of the produeitig classes that cur rency shouid he more plenty, iu order to move the surplus crops from the broad fields from the interior seaboard. This used, to he done when we had gold and silver as our only legal mon ey. Grant's Administration, with an in fernal and ever-tightening grip, has been withdrawing the paper stuff that is now our only currency, at the very time that the farmers and merchants of the interior needed its increase. We hope and trust the people of the in terior may recognise, without regard to politics, what is distressing them. The value of grain and provisions, as well as of cottou, at a time like the present, depends very much on the pri ces offered on the sea-baord by foreign shippers. These purchases, for for eign account depend on the price of yohl. If the purchasing price of wheat for exports is a dollar a bushel, iu gold; then, if gold lie at 50 per cent, premi um, the price in greenbacks will he one dollar and a half. If the gold premium he only 25 per cent, then wheat will bring, in greenbacks, only one dollar and a quarter. According to the old Democratic plan of government, before the war, Gov ernment did not meddle with the bu siness of the people, hut held that ten dollars meant ten dollars in gold, and so the courts had to decide. According to the new regime, Government med dles with everything, not only taxing everything and everybody, for mon eys most prodigally wasted hut under taking to fix the price of their filthy greenback paper currency that is im poverishing us. Were this administration of Govern ment in the least interested in the wel fare of the country, having undertaken to control the value of our paper cur rency, it would try and keep it on an equilibrium. The thing that upsets all calculation in honest business is the fluctuation in the value of the legal ten der currency. ' An honest merchant, in these late years, buys for his eustomors teas, cof fees, sugars or dry goods, or other for eign commodities, on the basis of gold at a hundred and forty. By a twist of the money market, at the option of President Grant and his Secretary of the Treasury, Boutwell, gold is tum bled down ten per cent. The mer chant that has bought at the higher figure, has been cheated , not only out of his legitimate profits, hut he must sell at a large loss on what he has paid. This Government of Grant and Bout well, meantime, take the responsibili ty of regulating the price of gold. If they had the right to do this, which they have not, they ought to have gotten some one less incapable than themselves to have told them how to do it, without hurting every body. They might if they had the right, which they assume—have fore warned the public that in September, the price of gold would he advanced. This would have been to the interest of the farmers, and other producers. If the Administration of Grant aiul Boutwell had had the right, which it had not, it would have done a good thing by putting up the price of gold to fifty per cent premium during the months that crops are coming for ward and being exported. It would have put more currency into circula tion and it would have realized for the farmers better prices for the grain, Ac., exported. As it is, gold is hardly at a premium of thirty per cent., and the farming, Ac., classes, are to he hard put to it. Thus much on the supposition that ; all this has happened by putting pumb- j kins and imbeciles, merely, at the helm, in such critical times. But now, | to see whether these contemptible inca- j pablcs have uot tried to make them selves the tools of gamblers, to enrich ; themselves at the public expense. There is an old saying about "hon or among thieves." We can iuiag- j ine such a thing among a class of i sharp-witted fellows, who count them selves outcasts from the common soci ety of men, and make a community for themselves. But an accidental as sociation of unprincipled clodhoppers, if putin prominent position in a coun try so debauched as to have so placed them, is another thing. We do not be lieve there is likely to be any honor a mong such creatures—if they get a chance to cheat each other. They will j hold together only so long as the ad- , vantage of each one may dictate. This much we say in preface to what, on the authority of the Daily Times —conservative Black-Republican —of the Herald— Grant administration paper—and of the Sun, Radical Repub lican, and original advocate of Grant, has been made public during the past week, in regard to. ABTOUNPINO DICLOSUKES. On the 23d and 24th of last month, a movement was made in the Gold mar ket that paralyzed business in New- York, and ruined, or greatly distress ad, multitudes who never speculated in the Gold Room or on the Stock ex change. The price of gold went up, in those two days from a hundred and thirty four to a hundred and sixty live; and then very suddenly, fell to a hun dred and thirty five-from which it has since receded to about one hun dred and thirty, The advance was too rapid to have been either salutary or legitimate. The subsequent col lapse was utterly disastrous, How was it brought about? The Daily Times, an Administration 1 paper says that it was openly vaunted in the market that the 44 highest " au thority in Washington Administra tion was pledged not to let Secretary Boulwel! sell gold while the clique, or "How long has this scheme been in progress, and who were the originators? The ruined bankers of New York de mand to kuow it. "An indignant country demands it, and asks why the carriage of the cool headed, sharp, keen President of the Erie road has been seen morning and night in West Twenty-seventh street, at the residence of the brother-in-law of the President. Perhaps the confi dential agent of the shrewd Prince of Erie, who has, in the last two weeks, made so many mid-night journeys to Washington, Pennsylvania, might ex plain something about the matter. The frequent interviews of the Admir al with Gen. Grant at New York, Sar atoga, Long Island Sound, and else where, are very sign ifican t. "Whose influence was it that ap pointed the present Sub Treasurer of New York, after another man's com mission had been made out? And what kind of a bargain was made. "How much money has been sent to Washington that was not used in fur nishing the White House in the last week or two ? 44 Who cashed the SIOO,OOO check, and the $25,000 check, handed to a member of the President's family ? Now, what shall we say in the face of all this ter rible evil ? • On Thursday the 30th ult., the New York Sun sent one of its trustiest man agers to visit this brother-in-law of President Grant—one Corbin, residing now in a house in Twenty-seventh street, in this city—to know what he had to say about it. This Corbin deni ed that he had seen James Fisk, Jr., President of the Erie Rail Road, since some time, when the latter called to know of the whereabouts of President Grant, on one of his visits in this re gion. Next day, Mr, Fisk told the same manager of the New York Sun, that he had been in this Corbin's house at the very hour when the man of the Sun bad called to see Corbin. The representative of the Sun, moreover, declares that he recognized Mr. Fisk's carriage at Corbin's door, when he call ed to see Corbin, and was put off, on the ground that he was busy. The Sun certifies to the following, as relating to the disastrous days of Fri day September 24th, and Saturday the 25th. "While Fisk, Jr., was cooly unlock ing his millions and reaping immense fortunes for the clique, Mr. Corbin un fortunately held for higher rates, and was caught with millions on his hands when the wild day of Friday ended. Fearing that Boutwell might have de termined to follow up his sale of $4,000- 000, with other heavy sales, the clique importuned Mr. Corbin to goto Wash ington and prevent it. Fisk Jr's, coach was at the President's brother-in law's brown stone mansion, at an earl y Dour last Saturday morning. It was there an hour again at noon, and again from*3 to 5, p. M. Mr. James Fisk, Jr., was with Mr. Corbin during all those hours, and at !> i\ M., Mr. Corbin hastened to Jersey City and took eais for Washington. With liirn, the Her ald has stated, he took a certified and endorsed check for SIOO,OOO in gold." Well it is asked, in the Horu/d, "who cashed that hundred thousand dollar check ?" The man who, elevated, in chastise ment of a misguided people, to the chair of chief magistrate of the United States, named A. T. Stewart, who had j given him one house and lot, to be Sec retary of the Treasury; and one Doric, ! an old monied fool of Philadelphia, who had given him another house and lot, to be Secretary of the Navy—and who used to try and swap knives, while kicking his heels against tliQ j counter of his father's shop in Galena, 111., after having been forced to quit the old Army in disgrace, and having behaved so badly near St. Louis as to force his wife to quit him—is not the one that can pass by, in silence, these terrible revelations on the part of the very men and journals who promoted his disastrous election. Or, rather, we may suppose, he will pass them unan swered-except he gathers up his ill gotten gains, and escapes from the country, We do not think that this son of Jesse has enough of sentiment in him to lead him to run away—so long as he has a Radical Congress to back him, on condition of his continu ing its disgraced and wretched tool. But what are the fannersand mer chants of the country going to do about it? Have they, yes or no, had enough of this kind of "war glory?" Are they so far restored to a right mind as t5 care nothing for former political no lions that have led to these disasters, and to be ready to try and restore a sane, and safe, aud wise, administra tion of public affairs, under the old fashioned methods of the Democratic party. The infamous party propose more hundred-thousand dollar checks for Grant, and more taxation for the peo ple. The Democratic party is pledged to a retrenchment of expenses; to a re lief from the undue burden of taxa tion ; and to putting come one in the Presidential chair, who will take neith er houses and lots, nor hundred thous and dollar gold checks, as the price for oppressing the people of the United States. In regard to the language used by ' the Sun, in reference to Mr. Fisk, of ! the Erie ltoad, we wish to say that we are by no means clear that he was not getting in the intelligent interest of ag riculture, and of his, and other Rail roads, in striving to put up the price of gold. It was precisely what the country interests wanted. Our complaint is that Grant and Boutwell after realizing all they could from the clbjue that was putting gold up, then betrayed them, to make some more from the opposite clique. It was the terrible/of/ in the price of gold that hurt the entire community most. The measure of the general damages by the rise in gold, had pretty much been accomplished when gold, went to sixty per cent, premium. But the more widespread evil was occasioned by its collapse, and recession to thirty per cent. This it is that cuts farmers, and the country merchants depending 011 them, to the quick. For Govern ment to have stepped in early Friday morning, when gold, the night before had reached fifty per cent, premium and announce an extraordinary sale of Government gold, would have been one thing. It was another thing to wait till it had gone to sixty per cent.—and the hundred thousand dollar check, dollar and the twenty-five thousand check, were signet! and certified. It matters not what views different in terests may take as to what is the.prop er financial policy, all interests and all intelligent men, must unite in denoun cing as infamous, and transparent, the proceedings of the Grant-Boutwell intrigue in running with the hare, and holding with the hound—played a double, hut a shallow game, with those that would advance, and with those that would depreciate the price o gold. TIIE WKOJfO BED. At a late hour Tuesday night quite a bridal party arrived in this city and put up at one of our hotels. The bride was accompanied by two of her young lady friends and the groom by two gentlemen. The names were register ed in the usual way, but, in someway, a mistake was made in reference to the identity of the bride. The hours sped on towards the dawn, and the bride in her silent chamber waited the appear ance of her lord. Yet he came not. — Surely he was not sitting up all this time. The rest of the party had retir ed, she was certain, since she heard them in their apartments. What had become of him? Impa tience gradually grew into terror. She rang her bell, and the servant knocked at the door. "Do you know where my husband is ?" she inquired. "Ain't he in here, ma'am ?" "No!" "Maybe he stepped out into the city, ma'am, and will be back direct ly." "I'm afraid; Oh, do inquire at the ofiiee and see if there isany intelligence about him." The servant retired, and in a few moments returned with information that there was none. The wife was now alarmed in earn est. She never had a husband before, and, like the man who drew the ele phant in the lottery, scarcely knew what to do with the animal. In her anxiety she went to the room of one of her bridesmaids and knocked at the door. "Who's there?" was inquired in ac cents unmistakably masculine. "Me—Mary—but, mercy !" who are you ?" There was a sudden stir, and the sound of feet heavily falling on the lloor. "Who the devil am I in bed with, then ?" she heard the man say, as the door swung open and her husbands' face peeped out. "Oh, I'm distracted about you; where have you been?" asked the wife. "I've been here in bed; but, deuce take me, 1 thought you were here too." "O, James, it wasn't me." "Who was it, then?" "Why, it is Sarah," "The devil." "O, no, James, it wu Sarah. Didn't you know it, James?" "Blast me if I did ! I found her a sleep, and thinking this was our room I crept into bed and went to sleep," said James, evidently impressed with the idea that he had a difficult case to argue. "Is she asleep yet, James?" "Why, don't you hear her snore?" But just then Sarah woke up and seeing a man in her room set up a suc cession of screeches that soon filled the hall with people. And now the bridegroom found him self in a delicate positiou. In the hur ry of explaining the matter to his wife he had neglected to put on his pants, and in his eager search for thorn he was dancing around the room like one pos sessed, now and then imploring Sarah to hush. "I'm going, don't you see?" But Sarah wouldn't hush; and the wife in the hall, hemmed in by the crowd, had tried to explain, but failing in this had leaned her head against the wall and was enjoj ing a hearty cry. At last, however, the pants were found and put on, and tho husband and wife escaped to their chamber, whilst Sarah double-locked her door against all further intrusion. The next morn ing explanations were gone into, but there's no use denying that both ladies were the least bit incredulous, and it is said that a perceptible' coldncsss has grown up between them, whilst the unintentionally offending bridegroom walks about a good deal, his head down, and evidently in unpleasant meditations.— Cleveland paper. Franklin Pierce was the fourteenth | President of the United States. There are fourteen letters in his name, and the first letters' of the christian and ! surname being F. and P. stand for i fourteenth President. Robert Fin ley was engaged a few | days ago in feeding the monkey rol ; lersat the upper breaker of the Swatara Falls Coal Company, Schuylkill eoun ! ty, when his foot caught in the rollers crushing the foot and leg up to the knee to atoms, causing his death in 1 about an hour afterwards. VOL. 65.™ WHOLE No. 5,514. On last Saturday evening the wife of John Scanlan, a laborer employed by a gentleman at Riverdale, West Chester county, N. Y., while strolling through the fields with her children, saw what she and they supposed to be mushrooms, but which were in reali ty a species of poisonous fungi. The supposed mushrooms were taken home and cooked by Mrs. Scanlan, and eaten with great gusto, by her and her two eldest children. Fiveorsix hoursafter they were seized with violent convul sions and for a few hours suffered great agony. Three doctors were sent for, but on their arrival the sufferers were nearly past all hope of recovery. In spite of everything which medical knowledge could suggest and skill ex ecute, one of the children, a boy six years old, died in awful agony, on Monday morning. During the day a little infant who had inoculated the fell poison through its mother's milk, expired. The mother, who is still suf fering from the effects of the poison, may possibly recover, but the eldest child is deemed past recovery. A new-married couple were travel ing in the cars near Albany, when the husband pulled a roll of something from his pocket, which the wife thought was chewing tobacco. She snatched it from him and threw it out the window. It proved to be a roll of greenbacks, $2,500. She has quit throwing things over her shoulders. The bapks in Texas hold upwards of four hundred thousand dollars in Coin, while thoseof theother Southern States together contain but two hundred and seventy thousand. In Western Texas and in California the currency has been always metalic. At Maplewood institute for Girls, it is rather dangerous for "sparks," Rev. C. V. Spear, the Principal, adver tises that his grounds "are protected by powder and ball," and expects the the "cousins"and friends of his fair pu pils to take due warning. A Kentucky Judge addressed John C. Breekenridge as General, last week whereupon he suggested that hereafter all military titles be disregarded in the Court-room. The Judge acquiesced, saying he would adopt the suggestion in future with great pleasure. A printer in Preston, England, gave How-ard Paul a stunner. 11. P. ad vertised that he would give a red hot lecture on "Womens Rights." The printer set it up " Woman's Tights." It is needless to say the house was crowded. A soldier named Ralph Smith, who lost a leg during the war, committed suicide in Toledo on the Ist, bacause he could not, obtain work. The patriotic G. A. 11., gave him a burial, but could not furnish him work. The serious illness of Senator Brown low, of Tennessee, is reported, and it is not improbable that the Legislature now in session at Nashville may have two United States Senators to elect be fore it adjourns. A woman died recently in Trenton, Mich., in giving birth to her thirty-first child. Among the thirty-one were three pairs of twins, and the eldest of them all, if living, would only be twen ty-nine years old. A boy in Arkansas come a good joke on his father lately. He whist led so near like a wild turkey that the old man followed him through the bushes a mile and finally killed the boy. Silver palace cars run through with out change from New York to Omaha, ovor tho PcnnsylvAum Central, Pitts burgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. An Indianapolis engineer mistook the moon, which rose right in front of him, for the headlight of an approach ing engine, stopped his train and got blowed up, A boy at Beaver Creek, Va., riding a mule through a piece of woods, wasat- I tacked by seven wolves, but was saved by the mule, who kicked the wolves all over the woods. "rings" that were putting its price up were at work. The Herald , the strongest advocate of Giant's Administration among the dalies of this city, asks : A Philadelphia minister has married a thousand couples in 14 years, but re mains a bachelor himself. He has no doubt seen the folly of such fooling. A cotemporary says: "It must be very annoying to a man who is being nicely hung, to have the gallows break down all of a sudden." No doubt of it. A Boston chemist advertises thus : "The gentleman who left his stomach for analysis, will phase call and get it together with the results." A lady complaining that her husband was dead to fashionable amusements, he replied: "But then, my dear, you make me alivo to the expense." An Irish paper says: "Dr. Hayes wishes to go North again. No Arctic explorer is really happy until he has failed to come back." Young Prince Arthur is still peram bulating about Canada, and receiving the congratulations of his mother's sub jects. Jeff Davis, ex-President of the South ern Confederacy, arrived at Baltimore, lately, from Southampton, England. There are more than 500 men still living in Louisiana who fought under General Jackson at the battle of New Orleans. A Scranton paperof a late date reports the Avondale relief fund at $159,402.85.