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CIRCULARS, LETTER HEADS, BILL 11EA DS, CIIECKS, CER TIFICA TES, BLANKS. DEEDS, REGISTERS, RE CEIPTS, CARDS, HEADINGS, ENVEL OPES, SHOWBILLS, HANDBILLS, IN- Vi TA TIONS, LABELS, >V-. +*• Our facilities for printing POSTERS, PROGRAMMES, Ac., FOK CONCERTS AND EXHIBITIONS, ARE UNSURPASSED. "PUBLIC SALE" BILLS Printed at short notice. We can insure complete satisfaction as to time and price rriHE INQUIRER B O O K STORE, opposite the Mengel House, BEDFORD, PA. The proprietor takes pleasure in offering to the public the following articles belonging to the P,.h,k Business, at CITY RETAIL PRICES: MISCKLLANEOUS BOOKS. N O V E L S. WfcLES, HYMN BOOKS, AC.: Oarge Fau-ily Bibles, Small Bibles. Medium Bibles, Lutheran Hymn Books, Methodist Hymn Books, Smith's Dictionary of the Bible, History of the Books of the Bibie, Pilgrim's Progress, Ac., Ac., Ac. Episcopal Prayer Books, Presbyterian Hymn Books, SCHOOL, BOOKS. TOY BOOKS. STATIONERY. Congress, Legal, , Record. „ Foolscap, Letter, Congress Letter, Sermon, Commercial Note, Ladies' Gilt, Ladies' Octavo, Mourning, French Note Bath Post, Damask Laid Note, ; Cream Laid Note, Envelopes, Ac. WALL PAPER. Several Hundred Different Figures, the Largest lot ever brought to Bedford county, for sale at prices CHEAPER THAN EVER SOLD in Bedford. BLANK BOOKS. Day Books. Ledgers, Account Books, Cash Books. Pocket Ledgers, Time Books, Tuck Memorandums, Pass Books, Money Books, Pocket Book 3, I Blank Judgment Notes, drafts, receipts, Ac INKS AND INKSTANDS. Barometer Inkstands, Gutta Percha, Cocoa, and Morocco Spring Pocket Inkstands, (Jloss 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, Enkolon for pasting, Ac. PENS AND PENCILS. GUlot'e, Cohen's, ilollowbush A Carey's, Payson, Duuton, and Scribner 3 Pens, Clark's iudellible, Faber's Tablet, Cohen's Eagle, Office. Fabers . Outtknecbt's, Carpenters Pencsia. PERIODICALS. t Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, Madame Deinorest's Mirror of Fashions, Eleetic Magazine, Godey's Lady's Book, Galaxy, Lady's Friend, Ladies' Repository, Our Young Folks, Nick Nax, Yankee Notions, Budget of Fun, Jolly Joker, Phunny Phellow, Lippinoott s Magazine, Riverside Magazine, Waverly Magazine, Batlou's Magazine, Gardner's Monthly, Harper's Weekly, rank Leslie's Illustrated. Chimney Corner, New York Lelger, New York Weekly, Harper's Bazar, Every Saturday, Living Age, Putnam's Monthly Magazine, Arthur's Home Magazine, Oliver Optie's Boys and Girl s Magazine Ac. Constantly on hand to accomodate those who waut te purchase living reading ujattter Only a part of the vast number of articles per taining to the Book and Stationery business, which we are prepared to sell cheaper than the shrapest, are above enumerated. Give us a call. We buy and sell for CASH, and by this arnuige meat we expect to sell as cheap as goo ls of this class are said anywhere Jan2lß7. L E C T It I C J TELEGRAPH IN CHINA. THEE4ST INDIA TELEGRAPH COMPANY S ' OFFICE, Nos. 23 & 2.") Nassau Street, NEW YORK. Organised under special charter from the State of New York. CAPITAL $5,000,000 50.000 SUARES, SIOO EACH DIRECTORS. Hon ANDREW G. CURTIN, Philadelphia. PAUL S. FORBES, of Rusrell A Co., China. FRED. BUTTERFIELD, of K. Bu ttorfield A C New York. ISAAC LIVERMORE, Treasurer Michigan Cen tral Railroad, Boston. ALEXANDER HOLLAND, Treasurer American Express Company, New York. Hon. JAMES NOXON, Syracuse, N. Y. O. H. PALMER, Treasurer Wcstein Union Tele graph Company, New York. FLETCHER WESTRAY, of Westray, Gibbs A flanlcastle. New York. NICHOLAS MTCKLES, New York. OFFICE It S. A. G. CURTIN, President. N. MICKLES, Vice President. GEORGE ELLIS (Cashier National Bank Com- j monwoalth,) Treasurer. HON. A. K. MeCLURE, Philadelphia, Solicitor. J The Chinese Government having (through the Hon. Anson Burlingame) conceded to this Com pany the privilege of connecting the great sea ports of the Empire 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, vtz : Population. Canton 1,000,000 Macoa 60,0(10 Hong-Kong 250,000 Swatow 200,000 Arnoy 250,000 Foo-Chow 1,250.000 Wan-Chu 300.000 Ni&gpo 400,000 Hang Chean 1.200.000 Shanghai 1,000,000 Total 5,910.000 j 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 nowofcoinmuuicating 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 a 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 and Fourteen 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 proflered facili ty for procuring early information, ft 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 fleet 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 seeports, 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. IjfTThe 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 SSO each, $lO payable down, sls on the Ist of November, and $25 payable in j monthly instalments of $2 50 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 Reed A Schell, Bankers, who are author ized to receive subscriptions, and can give all ne cessary information on the subject. sept2syl combine style with neatness oi fit. And moderate prices with the best workmanship JONES' ONE PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE 604 MARKET STREET, GEO W. NIEMANN. PHILADELPHIA. [epll,'B,yl | rpHE BEST PLACE TO BUY I choice brands of chewing Tobaccos and Ci gars, at wholesale or retail, is at Oater'a. Good natural leaf Tobaccos at 75 cents. Try our 5 cent i Yara and Havanna cigars—they cant be beat, 1 uneHim3. BEDFORD, PA., THURSDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 4. 1869. SJnj-ftoottis, &c. 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. ■N, 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, Queensware, Fish, Notions. Leather, Tobacco, Ac., at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Hats, Boots and Shoes Queensware, Leather, Fish, Notions, Tobacco, Ac., at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Hats, Boots and Shoes. Queensware. Notions. Leather, Tobacco, Fish, Ac., at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Hats, Boots and Shoes, Queensware, Notione. Leather, Tobacco, Fish, Ae., at J M Shoemaker's Bargain Store. BUY your Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothing, Hats, Boots and Shoes, Queensware. Notions, 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, Firih Ac., at J. M. Shoemaker's Bargain Store. Bedford, Pa., June It. 1869. / 1 R. OSTER & CO. IT. READ AND SPEAK OF IT! corai-: SEE AND BE CONVINCED > We are now receiving our usual extensive and well assorted STOCK OF NEW AND CII E A P SUM ME R GO O OS, And are now prepared to offer SMASHING BIG BARGAINS TO CASH BUY E R S , In Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Notions, Car pets, Oil Cloths, Cotton Yarns, Carpet Chains, Hits, Boots, Shoes, Clothing, Brooms, Baskets, Wall and Window Papers, Groceries, Queens ware, Tobaccos, Cigars, Fish, Salt, <4 c. He invite everybody to call and see for them selves. NO TRUBLE TO SHOW GOODS. TERMS CASH. BRING ALONG YOUR CASH and we will guarantee to SELL you Goods as CHEAP as the same styles and qualities can be sold in Central Pennsylva nia. Be assured that CASH in hand is a wonderfully winning argument, and that those who Buy and SELL for CASH are always masters of the situation. june!Bm3 G R. OSTER A CO r p E ACIIER'S EX AMI N ATIONS. I —The Examinations of Teachers for Bedford county will be held as follows : Snake Spring, Hartley's, Friday, Oct. 8; East Providence, Householder's S. H., Saturday, Oct 9; Londonderry, Bridgeport, Wednesday, Oct. 13; Harrison, Buffalo Mills, Thu-sday Oct. If ; Juniata. Buena Vista, Friday, Oct. 15; Napier and Sohellsburg, Schellsburg, Saturday, Oot. 16; St Clair. Eight Square, Monday, 0;t. 18; Union, Moses', Tuesday, Oct. 19 ; South Woodbury. New Enterprise, Wednesday, Oct. 20; Woodbury borough and Middle Woodbury, Wood bury, Thursday, Oct. 21 ; Hopewell, Dasher's, Friday, Oct. 22; West Providence aud Bloody Run borough, Blood y Run, Saturday, Oct. 23 ; Liberty and Saxton, Stonerstown, Tuesday Oct. 26; Broad Top and Coaldalc borough, Hopewell, Wed nesday, Oct 27 ; Monroe, Clearville, Thursday Oct. 28; Southampton, Adam's Friday, Oct. 29; Colerain and Rainsburg, Brick Church, Saturday, Oct. 30: Cumberland Valley, Centreville, Monday, Nov 1 ; liodford borough and Bedford township, Bedford, Tuesday, Nov. 2; Special Examinations at Bodford, Saturday Nov. 6, and Saturday Nov. 13. No other special examinations will be held. Alt examinations will begin at 9 a. m Appli* cants will be examined only in those townships in which they have made application for a school. II W FISHER, Bedford, oct7w4. Co. Supt "VTOTI'JE.—I hereby give notice to all persons no - , to harber or trust my wife, SARAH, on my aovount, as I will not be respon sible for any debtushe may contract—she having left my bed and board without just cause or pro vocation. ANDREW POTK. Union tp. Aug 12 w3 IETTKR HEADS AND BILL J HEADS, and KNVELOPESfor business men 5 rinted in the best style of the art, at THE GAZETTE OA OFFICE. FLU GIETLFATD JOHN WALTON'S REVENUE. "Be off from here you little beg gars!" said Oscar Ronalds, imperious ly- The speaker was a well dressed boy of fourteen, and the words were ad dressed to a boy about his own age and his sister of eight. The contrast be tween outward appearance was strik ing. Oscar was of a light complexion, j and looked like the petted child of the aristocracy. He held a club in his hand, which, it might be judged from his scowling face, he would not be un willing to use. John Walton, who confronted him without fear, was a stouter boy than Oscar. His complexion was dark, his hair, black as raven's wing, hung over Ins forehead. His clothing was coarse and well worn; his pants were tucked up nearly to his knees, and shoes and stockings were luxuries which he dis pensed with. His little sister terrified by Oscar's rude manner, clung to her brother in affright. "Don't be scared of him, Lizzie," said John. "He won't dare to touch you." "Won't I though?" said Oscar, clutching his stick tighter. "Not if you know what is best for yourself," said John, looking fixedly at him. "You have no business here, you beggars," said Oscar furiously. "I'm no beggar," said the barefooted boy,proudly. "This is my father's land. Can you deny that?" demanded Oscar "I know it is, and I suppose it will be your's some day." "Then why have you intruded here ?" "I did not suppose it would be any harm to pick a few berries, which would otherwise decay on the vines." "Then you know it now. I don't care for the berries, but I don't want any beggar's brats on my father's place." "Stop there young master," said John, firmly. YAU called me a beg gar, and I did not care much ; but if you call my mother by that name, you Will be sorry." "I?" said Oscar very contemptuous ly. "What will you do?" "I'll beat you with that stick you hold in your hand. - ' "Then I do call her a beggar," said Osear, furiously. "What are you go ing to do about it ?" "You'll see." John Walton let his sister's hand fall, and springing upon Oscar, he wrenehed the stick from his hand, laid it over his buck with sharp emphasis tiirpo times, and then threw it in the pond near by. Leaving his young enemy prostrate, lie took his terrified sister by the hand, saying : "We'll go home now, Lizzie." Osear picked himself up, mortified and furious. He would have pursued John and wreaked instant vengence upon him hail he dared, but in the hands of the young savage, as he men tally characterized him, ho had felt his own utter inability to cope with him, and resolved that vengeance should come in another form. "My father shall turn the beggars out of house and home," lie muttered. "I wish they might starve." The father of Oscar Ronalds was the proprietor of a handsome house and i large landed estate, including several j tenements which he rented out. In the poorest of these lived John Walton and his mother. They lived poorly e- j nougb ; how, it would be hard to teli, j but at all events they lived and never sought help. When John told the story of his en counter to his mother, she was disturb ed, fearing that trouble might come of J it. So, indeed, it did. The next morning Squire Ronalds, with his stilf, erect figure, was seen approaching the widow's cottage. Mrs. Walton opened the door. "Won't yon come in, Squire Ron alds;" she said, nervously. "No, madam, I have but word to say, and that is soon said. Are you a ware that your boy grossly insulted my son, yesterday ?" "He told me that Oscar cal'ed him names, and he knocked him down. He has a hasty temper." "Your son is a ruffian ma'am." "Not so bad as that. He is a good boy to me, Squire Ronalds." "It is a pity lie cannot treat others with respect." "Do you think he was wholly to blame?" "Certainly he was. My son caught him trespassing on my land, and he j very properly ordered him oil", i don't care to urge the matter. If he will ft pologize to Oscar, I will let it pass. Otherwise, as your month is up to-day, I shall require you to leave this tene ment. John, who had been inside aud heard what nad been said, came forward, looking resolute and self-sustained. "J shall not apologize to Master Os car, sir," he said. It is he who should apologize to me." "Apologize to you! That would look well; would it not?"said the Squire scornfully. "It would be ri dit," said John, firmly. "You are an impudent young ras cal." "Mother," said John, quietly, "there is no use listening further. I shall not apologize and am ready to take the consequences. Do not lie a larmed. 1 will take care of you." "You must leave this house to mor row," roared the Squire in undignifi ed rage, stamping his gold-headed cane upon the grouud. "Very jvell," said John. "Good day, Johii, closed the docy. leaving the Squire under a vague im pression that he had got the worst of the encounter. "What shall we do, John?" said Mrs. Walton, dismally. I'll tell you mother. There is noth ing for me to do here. We'll go to Brandon, where there are wooden mills. There I can get a chance to work, and I'll rise, never fear. It is best for us to go." Tne next day Mrs. Walton's tene ment was empty, and no one knew where the family had gone. Oscar ex ulted in what ho regarded as his tri umph. Twenty years passed. To the bare footed boy they brought wonderful changes. At twenty-four he found him self superintendent of the mill where he had entered as a poor operative, earning a salary ol" live thousand dol lars a year. lie had built a handsome house, over which his mother presided with raatroney dignity, llis sister Liz zie was the wife of a young physician in successful practice in the same town. One winter evening they were all seated in a luxuriously furnished room, before a glorious fire. Ilis sister had come to spend the afternoon, but was prevented by the violent storm from returning to her own home. "What a storm it is!" she exclaimed, wonderingly. "I pity those who are out in it." "Y r es," said her brothej, "it is the most violent storm of the year. The snow must be two feet deep at least. But we need not find troubled. It is summer in-doors." "Who would have thought, John, that we should come to live in such comfort?" said his mother. "Twenty years ago we were poorly off." "I well remember. It was a Lucky thing we came to Brandon." "So it has turned out. But I was a larmed when you quarreled with young Oscar Ronalds." I have forgiven him. The harm he intended has only done us good." "Have you heard of him lately?" j she inquired. "Not lately. His sister died ten years ago, and I'm tokl Oscar is very extrav agant. That is all." The storm increased in violence, sha king the house, firm and strong as it was. All at once the door bell rang sharply. "I'll go myself," said John. "The servant may not be able to close the door again." He opened the door and a sharp cut ting wind entered with a flurry ofsnow. "Will you give me shelter?" said a faint voice. Jt was a man who spoke, slill young. He .stepped in quite exhausted, and John Walton closed the door. "You have had a hard struggle in the Atotuif iittvo you "I have indeed. lam chilled to the bone." "Come to the fire," and John threw open the door of lie sitting room. He perceived that the stranger had no overcoat and appeared thoroughly chilled. Warm bricks were ordered, and in half an hour he was more com fortable. He looked thin and haggard, his face bore the impress of dissipation, lie more than once looked earnestly at John Walton. Finally he said abrupt ly "Will you tell me your name? Your j face looks familiar." "My name is John Walton." "What ?'' said the other, with a start, j "Did you live, when a boy, in the town ! of M ?" "Yes, but I don't remember you." "1 am Oscar Ronalds," said the other, in a low voice. "Is it possible?" exclaimed the three, and they in voluntarily glanced at the ill-clad stranger. "1 see what you are thinking of. 1 do not look much like the boy you used to know. I have been wild and extrav agant, and lost and squandered all my property. I have gone down hill—you have gone up." "I am sorry for your misfortunes," said John kindly. "If I can be of any service to you, I will." "I came here hoping to get the post of clerk, which I understood was va cant. If I had known that you were here I would not have come." "And why?" "Because you cannot have forgotten my ill-treatment of you." "It is not forgotten, but quite forgiv- j en," said John Walton, kindly. "Un consciously you did me a service. The clerkship you seek is mine to bestow. You shall have it, and I will guarantee your conduct. The salary will be small —only eight hundred dollars." "It will be a fortune to me, who am penniless. God bless you, John Walton, j for your generosity. You shall notfind your confidence 111-bestowed." I have no more to tell, except that then and there began a new and better life for Oscar, who was after a while promoted, and now has a modest and cheerful home of his own, with a good wife to add to his happiness. And this was John Walton's revenge—a noble aJid Christian revenge, the only one worth taking for an injury. Brida* breakfast parties, two days be fore the wedding, to show off the pres ents, are a Jate invention. A fashionable woman the other day undertook to make a sixty dollar bon net for herself, and did it at a eost of two dollars and lifty cents. While a clerk In the Boston post of fice was stamping a letter last week, it exploded, injuring his arm severely. The letter contained a quantity of per cussion caps. A single English colony tins lately bought 30,000 acres of land 111 Kansas. The tract is to be divided among no fewer than 1,200 families, consisting of well-to-do farmers and artisans. Ger man and Swedish colonists have also " purchased largely. TO LET— IXqilBF. WITHIN. The lady flounced out in a rage. Two young damsels and a spinster aunt followed, and after a lengthy in spection of the premises, came to a state council in the parlor. "I like the house very much," said spinster auntsolon n y,"and with afew alterations, I will engage it for my brother's family. "Very well, ma'am," said Nahum, rubbing his hands, and scenting a speedy termination to his trials. — "Name 'em." "The door handles must all be gil ded, and I should like the house new ly papered in velvet and gold, and re painted, and a partition between the parlors taken down and replaced by an arch and an extension dining-room built on behind, and a new style of iange in the kitchen, and a dumb waiter put in, and new bronze cliande ilers throughout, and—" "Hold on, ma'am—just hold on one minute, said Nahum, feebly grasping for breath. "Wouldn't you like the old house carried away and a new one put up in its place? I think it would be rather less trouble than to make the trilling changes you suggest." "Sir!" said the spinster loftily. "1 don't think we can agree ma'am." "Very well—very well. Come, girls." With prime dignity the lady mar shalled her two charges out, muttering something about the "extraordinary ideas of landlords now-a-days." While Nahum, wildly rumpling his iron-gray hair with his hands, solilo ■ quized: " Well, if Job had been alive, and had a house to let, there never would have been any book of Job written. There goes that everlasting bell again! I'll haul it out by the roots if this thing goes ou much longer. I'll tear down the bill and put the place up at auc tion." Another lady—but quiL" different from the other—a slender little cast down lady, with a head that dropped | like a lilly of the valley, ami a dress (J'brown silk, that had been mended nd turned and re-trimmed, and even Nahum Briggs, man and bachelor though he was, could see how shabby it was. Yet she was pretty, with big blue eyes -and shining brown hair, and checks tinged with a fair fleeting col or, where the velvet roses of youth had once bloomed in vived carmine. And a golden haired little las.sie clung to her dress, as the tiny lilly buds to a ! blooming chime of flower-bells. As Nahum Briggs stood looking at her, there came back toiiim the sunny days of youth, a field of blooming elo | vor crimsoned the June Sighw like waves of blood, and a blue-eyed girl louiiugu.bi Uie ieuce will, bar hriffki hair barred with level sunset gold, and he knew that he was standing face to face with Barbara Wylie, the girl that I he had quarreled with years and years j ago, and whose blue eyes had kept j him an old bachelor all his life long. "This house is to let I believe?" she j asked, timidly, with a little quiver in her mouth. "I believe it is, Barbara Wylie." She looked up, starting with a sud den flush of recognition. And then j Barbara turned very pale and began . to weep, with the little golden-haired j girl clinging to lier skirts, and wail ing : "Mamma, mamma—what's the mat- j tor, mamma ?" "Nothing now," said Barbate., res- ; olutely brushing away the tears. "If you please, Mr. Briggs, I will j look at the house; I ain a widow now, | and very poor, and I am thinking of | keeping a boarding-house to earn my daily bread. I hope the rent is not ve ry high." "We'll talk about the rent after ward," said Nahum, fiercely swallow ing down a big lump in bis throat that threatened to choke him. "Come here, little girl, and kiss me; I used to know your mother when she wasn't bigger than you are." Barbara, with her blue eyes still drooping, went all over the ho.use without finding a word of fault, and Nahum Briggs -walked at her side, wondering if it was really fifteen years since the June sunshine lay so bright ly on the clover field. "I think the honseis beautiful," said meek Barbara. "Will you rent it to me, Nahum ?" Well yes," said Nahum, thoughtful ly. "I'll let you have my house if you want it, Barbara." "With the privilege of keeping a few boarders ?" "No, ma'am !" Barbara stopped and looked wistfai- Iv at him. * "But, I don't think you understand how poor I am Mr. Briggs." "Yes, I do." "And that I cannot afford to take the house without the privilege of boarders ?'' "I tell you what Barbara/' said Mr. Briggs, dicta tonally. "I'll give you the privilege of keeping just one boar der, and him, you have got keep all your life long, if you once take him." "I don't think I quite understand you, Nalium Briggs," said Barbara, but she blushed very becomingly, and we are rather inclined to think that she told a naughty little lib. "What do you say to me for a boar der, Barbara?" said the old bachelor, taking the widows hands in bis. "Bar bara, we were young fools once, but that is no reason why we should be old fools now. I like you just its well now as ever I did, and I'll do my best to be I a good husband to you, and a good father to your iittlegirl if you'll l>e my ! wife." Barbara blushed again, and liesita -1 ted, but Nahum was not obliged to bo : deluded thus. "Shall I take down the sign 'To Let,' 1 Barbara?" VOL. 65.—WHOLE No. 5,515. "Yes," she murmured, almost under her breath. * So Naliuiri went deliberately out, and coolly tore dowu the bill, to the great astonishment and disappoint ment of a party of rabid house-hun ters, who wero just ascending the steps. "And when shall we be married, Barbara !" he next demanded. "In the summer, perhaps," said Bar bara slyly. "To-morrow," said Nahum, deeb ively, and to-morrow it was. "Upon my word Barbara," said Na hum, on the first day of May, as he watheed his wife behind the coffee ui 11, you can't think how much jollier it is with you for a house-keeper than that old hag, Mrs. Parley." Barbara only laughed, and said, "be was a dear good old stupid." So the probabilities are that neither Mr. Naham Briggs nor his brown stone house will be in the market a gain, "To let—inquire within." A XurrccrcriuKt Bigamist Arriv-lotl after Thirty Years* Concealment. The Dubuque Times has the follow ing : For tiff-last fifteen or twenty years there has lived, about a dozen of miles south of this city, a farmer named Cos tello, who, in his own community, and among those with whom he was ac quainted, has enjoyed the reputation of being an upright, honorable, and fair dealing man. Matters prospered well on his farm ; he was all attention to hi* duties, and was considered a good hus band and father. Cost el lo was born in Ireland, and liv ed there until manhood. He had set tled down, and rejoiced in the posses sion of a wife and several children. But an unlucky day came, when, in a dis pute, which we will hope was caused by temper or liquor, and not in cold blood, he struck the blow which made him a fratricide—a brother murderer, an outlaw, and a fugitive from justice. Escaping the officers of the law, he fled the country, embark d on an emigrant ship, and came to America. After many years of rambling thro' \ this country, he came to Dubuque, | where, by industry and economy, he , succeeded in securing a good farm.— \ Meantime, his wi/c and children still remained in the old country, entirely ignorant of his whereabouts. He could not write to have them come out to America, for that would only lead to his discovery, and bring him surely to the gallows. So he adds another, the crime of bigamy, to that of fratricide, by taking a wife, and, unhappily, has brought others into the world to share his shame. But his terrible secret has at last crept out. Last week his nephew, the son of the murdered brother, arrived poro, omi, oftop eeuriu2 the necessary legal papers, proceeded to the farm of | Gosteljo an/J had him arrested for the murder committed thirty years ago. He is now on the ,way to Irelaud to lie I tried, and if no circumstances can lie ! adduced to justify the fratricide, U) SJJ f ! for for it to the full exteut. AM MAI. SAGACITY. In Indianapolis, a few days ago, a rare exhibition of animal sagacity was exhibited by the elephants of Baily & Co.'s great combination. Ttiere are two elephants—mother and baby—with the caravan. When the elephants ar rived at the bridge the large one refus ed to enter the long dark covered way ; and the lttle one of course clung to its dam. The latter however, seem ed to explain the matter to it with a few touches of the trunk, and the little one came over the bridge alone. The monster elephantess backed and took water, but instead of going above the bridge where the bank is most slo ping on the side of the river, it went below, to the astonishment of all. here the bank is almost perpindjc ular. Instead ofcoming directly across, it obliqued to about 100 yards below, where theexvation lor the foundation of a building had been almost to the water's edge. Although the way of egress was not visibie from the bridge as the cut strikes, the river at an angle down stream, the sagacious animal doubtless saw the track made by the horses,and wagons and argued that there must be away out, and acted ac ! cordingly. On Cunningham's run, Harrison county, West Virginia, a disease called typhus flux, has been making terrible ravages. The Clarksburg Conserva tive stales that a daughter of Walter Cunningham, aged six years, died on the 29th of August, on tke day follow ing, her brother, aged about sixteen, on September 1, another brother, agwd about fourteen; on the 7th, an other brother, aged alxiut 8, ar.d on the Bth stHI another brother, making in one family ,bye victims in little more than a month. A gentleman doing business in New York city, but who resides in New Jersey, has commenced a suit against the Long Island Railroad for $50,000 damages on account of injuries he re ceived in the accident on that road last April, the worst of which was the loss of his eye-sight. Mrs. Elizabeth Keckley, the colored dress-maker, who published a sketch of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln in book form has commenced legal proceedings a gainst the publisher who induced her to commit her recollections to him, on the allegation, that, promising her one-half the profits, ho has failed to pay her a cent. Governor Clafiin, of Massachusetts, is said to have lost s6o,ooo.lately by the failure of a St. Louis firm. Somebody reports the following i.s Humboldt's opinion of Bayard Taylor: "Of all the men I ever knew he lias traveled most, and knows least of the countries he has visited."