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NEW SERIES, VOL. 12, NO. 3.
SUNBUIIY, NOliTIIUMHEULANI) COUNTY, PA . S AT URD A Y, APRIL Ifi, 1859. OLD SERIES, VOL ID. NO- 2.) The Sunbury American. FUBLISIIED EVERY SATUHPAY BY H. B. MASSER. Market Square, Sunbury, Ptnna. TERMS OF 9 U US C It 1 I" T I O N . TWO DOLLARS per annum to be pid lialf yenr ! Nu?r.R d..co,.t..,Ued until all arrearage. '("" TO CLUBS, Three Opiei l on nddiew III Ou Steven h. ' . so o,, Kllleell do. do. . . Five dollar, in .dvsnc. will Py foi V"' " ,uU" uerx-untamin- .ol..r,,,l1oii money 1 he rc petnnl U to do tlii. under the Po.l Oflice Uw. TERM OF il)VBIlU1 One Square of U Hue.' time., Keen iilequeiit in'eiliou, ii Ajimrf , 3 niontln, " ' SiX m'lltllS, """... tiif. vcr. - " " n ,m.M Vnr.1. or Five line.. P .niimn, .-ir!i:iul :..l ollirr-. a.lve: line. ly "' "' with the privilege ol luseitin.-d.fb.reiit.dui-l.-lnint weekly. .... .r....l si Of) 25 3 (HI g 00 8 00 1 00 10 OU !? Larger Ailverliseniems, o. Pc. o5. JOB HINTING. V, Vive connected Willi ur establishment n well .e , ' ,h ,"K-CK,whill will enable unto rjecule M, ,hc nc.itc.1 .tyle, every valid) ol priming. A T T O RNEY AT I. A W , PA. Business-attended to in the Counties of Nor humbcr'anJ. Union, Lycoming Montour mid Jolumbia. References in Philadelphia-' H-m .M. R.Tvsnn, Clmi..(;.W.on.Kfq.. S.on.-r. A SnoduriiM, I.mn. Smith fc I.e. D. KIRKPATltlCK & sons, N , 21 m'll Tiiir-l St t. between MnrVft nnd Chcnn1 ' ' sti.cl, l'llll.Mtr.l.l'lllA, I 'nitrate Spnih lll.lrs, Pri-d mid Killed : l;y "mJ ' Salted .., K..;i.TANX-.Uf nil.. TAN- M-.U-- AND i t'Kltll'.US' TlllM.S, m,,l emend t.-orl- 1. i .e.,ll,er. Finished mid in the It'.ivh. Ai.so i;i:di"I.U l.r.ATm.it. VI, ,f '.,n-i will he .old low lor fusli, or the Ufinl '( . 1! hii l nf I. either in the Mooch wo. led. for ... ,,,'.1, , 1, ,,., m irket price will he given, m cam, or 1 e.eu I'l "V'i 'O':?" I'.r lli'h-s. I..1.I1.T Si .red free of rharee.nud Sold on Urmnm-ion. rnil...iillo.i.i. July 3, Ir-H ly j H AM) W ARE ! HARD WAKE ! ! nrsT ieci-ivcil by A. W. FISHKR, at lii.i . 3 I'rut! Storf. Sunbury, I'a., frODI'S. r HOVELS, FOKKS. I.OC. j CHAI.NM, Mil, I. HAWS, CK05S. ; CUT SAWS. I AM. .S'orrw.. BultK, Door Knob.. Thumb j l uti lirs, and hardware iif-eary I'orbuililins. , A pli-inlii1 lt ot pocKrl ana tame cuutry, en. iOi, licriiiun feilvrr fiooiin. I.ocKImi; Glauses. l.ir'p c.olU t,f Looking lilu.rti,, rcrrinl ntnl .rsalo Vy A. W. t'lsHEK. Sunbury, July 17, Ifi.'iS. Ills (iiv:n:o S ri'cominru'lrd to the notice of ' f T iio rs, . ivory SiuWk keepers, Ac., as j iir.-x Sii't.ntou to anything "film kitnl ever In- I i.'J.-iil. Anil i!ois not um upon the mles i-. ..im : moie durable, ami is n( alb ctej by ,, weather, remimiiim the .nine in simiiiior uf , 1 winter, unit put up ill tin canister" J a.l r, en's, formic by A. W. M.Hr.U. j .ttiiv -1. 1 .'R. N. IlKLLlN'tJS, Aro. 12 .V.rA Vhan-cf, l'ldltul-lphia. U.II.CMH) lb, llrieil Apples, r..nmi Ijur-lnln l'ca Nulu, l.ud I'irnU Urein Apple., Cioi ln e tlrauge., ':t:ii b.ixe l.einni'K, f'.UOi) bushels rotatoes, 1 .mill bushel Uaans, I till doz. Yi kles, Ai-o ..i-i-.K, Kifis, I'riiites, &c, in t"i aiul ,r a!e Hi tlii! lowest prices. April 10, IS.V. ly GILSsSt" BTJLSC1T, t'licr.s'OH to j o i .ti;i'lll-h St (', A4I L. IVES. (rormerly No- 15 North Whorves.") vi.t-k in i-iimn;c:u, kri'IT and vk- li'l'AlM.ES, No. 4 North Wharves, 4th door larket street, 1'hilaJelphia. rsu reK, Apples, Dried Kruita Butter, emoii-. Onions, Mercer Potatoes, ( hecse u-i,,. Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Iieans, ea Nuts, reaches, Craiiherric. hues, , Ac. Orhcrs for Khippins put up with cure and dts- iron. . . , (ii)ODS sold o commission for 1 armor. i,l Itealers. October 21. lf -r7- SOLOMON if BOYER, ATXOBNEY AT LAW, T.ce in Market street, opposite W eaxer . Hotel, sl'NH'HV, PA. ,,Mc"'ior attended to in Northumberland and !,.iniiiu' Counties. U .oiuaittled U the nr.. 11 liusuaje. KEriRSscs : If J. Wolvcrton, Esq., Sunbury, Pa., t.V,. K. Miller, Es'l , l.ewi.burg. Pa. J. II. Ziegenfus, Philadelphia, I'a. l',eiiiainiii"K4!iierer, .Sunbury, Jug. It, j:iacksiuitliiii?. JAMES F . DEEN. BTJNBUKY, EbrrCTFl'l.LY inform, the public that he. ha. commenced the above buainesi in nbury, and is prepared to do all kmds of black, iiuins to order, iucludinj horse-hoeing 111 the Da will also put up iron railinj in th. most proved style and palrern. Country produce taken m cichauge. Sunbkry! Oct. 16, lH58.-tf rURNITURE POLISH. R K'S Premium Patent Knaniel Furniture -This pnh.h i. highly valuable for re.to . the poliah on all kind, of Furniture, .la, friag. HoJie.. Ht Cloth, kc. A Uo. for re. .pots, hiding acratche., &c. c. W ar ted to dry immediately and retain lU glow eo 50 c.s.Pe, bottle, "'"jy FISHER. uly 17, 185R. HMXKS! nXAXKSt LANK DeeJ., Mortgage., Bond., Warrant. A llach.neuts, CooimttinenU, Burnmon., Su. ,s Eiecutior... Ju.tic. and Con.t.ble. liilU, iic, 4c, can b. had by applying at office. . IICKI.E-S of various kind., Lolwler., Sar- 'dines. Ac. Ac, jut "lillE DrugStura of A. W.rlSHEK unhury.Augu.t, tif. Ijf ANU WARKANT.-Tb htgW rric. ill be given for Land WJj"" 'jjj " "IT MIGHT IIAVE BEEN." With heavy head bnot on her yielding band, A ud lialf-fluahed cheek, bathed in a i'eror ed light, $ it b reatles. lips, nnd most unquiet eyea, A maiden sits and looks oat on thu night, The darkness presses close apaiD9t the pane, Ami silence lieth on the elm -tree old, Through whose wide branches steals the white-faced moon Id fitful gleams, as though 'twere over bold She hears the wind upon the pavement fill' A nu lilts tier Dead, as a to listen there ; Then wearily she taps agaiust the paue, Or folds more close, the ripples of her hair; She sings nnto herself no idlu strain, And throagh its music all her thoughts are seen ; For all the burden of the song she sing9 Is "Oh my Uod ! it might have been 1" Alut! that words like these should have tht power To crush the roses of hnr early youth That on her ultnr of remembrance sleeps Some hope, dismantled of its love and truth That 'mid the shadows of hep memory lies, Sums urnvo, moss covered, whore sho loves to lean, And Badly sings unto the form therein, "it tnigut liavo been Oh, (jod I it might have been!" We all have in our hearts some hidden place, Some secret chamber where a cold corpse lies The drapery or whose couch we dress anew, Knch day. hennuth the pale glare of its eye ; We go from its still presence to the sun, To seek the pulhway where it once was seen, Ajid stiive to still the throbbing of our hearts With this wild cry, "O Uoii ! it might have been !" We mnurn in secret o'er some buriud love In the fur l'ast, whence love docs not re turn. And ftrivo to find among its ashes gray Some lingering tpnrL that may ;et live and burn j And when we see the vainness (if our task, U"e flea away, fur from the hopeless scene, And fold, hi; close our garments o'er our hearts, Cry to (lie winds, "V Uod I it might have been !" Where'er wo go, in sunlight or in shade, We mourn some jewel which the heart bs missed Some brow we touched in days long since gone by Some lips whose freshness and first dew we kissed ; We shut out from our eyes the happy liht Of sunbeams dancing on the hill-sido green, And like tho maiden, ope them on the night, Aud cry, like her, "O (lod ! it might have ben !' Select (Talc. A WOMAN OP NERVE. now iiKi:oT orr ot- a si -haps. A tall, slondur figure, with brown hair fall ing over the bhoulilera, aud a pole, resolute lace, clud in a lung flowing, dressing gown, and holding a light high abeve its head, and looking tUea-liiy dowun at me, as I asconded the stairs thit, was what ! saw as I went up to my room in the Spread F.aglo Inn, (Jrace chuich street, on tho night of tho 1 tth of Sopti'tnlier, lt-lf, us I aui a Chridtian ! 1 slopped short and looked at the fignre, as it was lonking at me. 1 had not been drinking, 1 was not walking in my sleep, and, more thiiti all, I knew the lace aud form tint nhat, in the numo of common sense, was 11 young lady doing in the passage of nn old inn at that hour, alone, iiinl in such a dress? Shu blushed scarlet as 1 drew near, and wrap ped her dressing-gown more closely around tier ; but the next moment the was as pale as before, and spoke to me eagerly and hurried ly but iu a very low voice. 'Sir are you tho landlord of this inu ?" '1 am not, madam." "Do you know where he is?" "Down stairs in the coffee room, ! think. Hut what is the mutter? Areynuill? Has anything gone wrong ?'' She stamped her foot slightly with impa tience, and looked me full in the face. Fine eyes she had blue and soft in general but now they were blazing. "Don't stop to ask questions, sir ! Uring him here at once ; aud come buck with him yourself. Dring pistols, if you have them; do you hear ? And run for your life for your life !" she added, leuniug over the bannisters, and cpeaking io the same low, hurried tone. I was away in an instant, though I knew no more of my errand than the man iu the moon. D'lt 1 thoulJ like to see the man whs would not have done the same. Apart from thu fact that she was claiming my aid and protection, there was something iu the ring of the voice, low as it wns, aud the flash of ti e eye, that warned me she was not to be trilled with. Sho would have made a good general, had she been a man, and, 1 wager my head, not a soldier would have dared to retreat, had she spoken as she did to me that uight. But before 1 finish my story, 1 must begiu it. 1 am but a blundering fellow. My wife always says, if a mistako can be niado, I arn sure to make it ; and I believe I was going to tell you about tho landlord's coming before, I said what he had come for. Now, then, I will commence the thing rightly. The Spread Eagle Inn, which is still stand ing, and may be seen any day, by tho curious traveller, is a clumsy, ill-lighted house, situat ed in the heart of the city, yet keeping all its oddities, which were just io the fashion gome two or three hundred yeors ago. It is built around a court yi rd, shut io by a gates, across which galleries ari thrown, from one door to the other, with the paved yard below. It has balustrades and itaircasei containing suffi cient oak to build half a modern house with ; and deep window seats and big, q.oer shaped gloomy rooms, and odj little closets, and landing places and passages, carpets, chairs, and pictures that Mrs. Noah might have kept bouse with io the ark, say nothing of the curious old china on the side boards, and the wine glasses and decanters to match. To an Englishman, it offers tht snuggest of homes, and the roast beef and mutton there are en exo ptiooable ; while the waiter it at civil tod at tttady at if be had been breathing the atmosphere of the old place for years. It maket one feel "respectable," merely to live there for a time ; and I, who bad been a wild enough college lad, fennd myttlf toberiog down d.j by day, at I pored over taj manu scripts, of dined qnietlv, by myself undor the eye of Charles, the waiter, off my slic-e of mntton and backed potatoes, my pint of por ter, and my apple or damson tart! Qnite like a family man 1 felt, at times though my wife and children were with my ship, that was to come home some day, and bring mo an immense fortune. I did not know how long the voyage might take, not knowing even from what port tho vessel was to start ; and so 1 lived under the wings of the Spread K.gle, nnd worked at my niuntifcript and waited. I was not, by any means, the ouly dweller in the eyrie. People were coming and going all the time, but I scarcely ever saw them, or heard their names. Tho sitting room next tniue. on the second floor, would be tenanted one month by a couple with an indefiuito number of children ; and the next, it may be, by an old gentlemun, who made no noise, and rarely spoke, except to tell his servant to bring more wine ; thcu would come a travel ling artist, with his sketch-books and his great Newfoundland dog, ond they would play at rotigh-aud-tumble together, after he hud done work, till tho house shook, and the nervous lady above nearly went to fits ; and he would bo succeeded by a musician, who would pluy all day and a part of the night, till the fiune lndy declared she should be ready for Bedlam ; but the never was ready, and never went at least, to my klowledge. For my part, I wos always satisfied. When tho children were there, and playing so noi sy that 1 could not think, I used to lay down my pen aud wonder what their names were, and how thev looked, and if they were play. ing the same games 1 played in my boyhood (so many year, ago !) with my brothers oud my cousius. The creat dor; used cfleti to meet me in the passage and give mo a friendly wag of thu tail, if 1 pated bis head, and after that his bark was music to ny eors ; for I defy any one, who has a heart, to make the ac quaintance of a dog a Newfoundland especi ally and not love him. And the composer. who played all day the sweet creations of bis j soul God knows what loving tender fancies i came to me now and then, as tho melody j wove ilsell'in with what I was writing, almost j before 1 knew it. 1 am a happy follow, tintu ( rally, and disposed to make the tien of eiery- ! thing ; hut setting this entirely aside, 1 am j sure 1 was a lult'.T aud a kinder muu fur the , neighbors 1 had. : One day the ooom was ta!;er., ufler it had been standing empty for a week, and I heard i the voices of au old man, l.ig wife, and the; frei.li clear tones of a yonnir eirl. 1 often' judge people by their voice before I see them j and 1 pietured the lady to myself, quite cor- j rec-tly. There was a ring in her words, a ! buoyant, lurk liko tone, that gave me the idea of a happy spirit and perfect health. Now and then the voice deepened and softened, and deepened, and 1 knew that her face had lost its smile, and thnt she was looking grave ! perhaps sud. to I know that the hau suf fered, and as day after duy went on, and t!u? voice grew familiar, I judged that the had sufl'ered deeply. There was Fon.elhinf; be hind that natural gaiety, knowm only to her- I self and (jod, it may be, atid yet it threw a j gloom over her whole life, and would ulwuys do so. And 1 thought 1 should like to sue j her, ond judge, if my surmise were correct. i I asked thu landlord ubuutthe party. He looked ot the book, end read tho names, "Dev. Kdwurl Williams ond lady. Mrs.' Arnold, New York city. "They ore AmerR'ttiis, then ?" I exclaim- ed. I "So it seems. They came bore three weeks ugo, by the packet, end are going to Paris 1 next iiiouth. Very nice people they seem, j but then have queer way.. All Americans' have, 1 am often told." I "Yes t'hey seem odd to u, ro doubt," I : said, musingly scarcely knuwiiig what 1 had , uuswered. And then 1 went up to my room , and wondered if Mis, Arnold was a widow, or ; if her husband was St. 11 living. If so, I felt: strongly inclined to strangle or shoot him, without any delay. It is very ridiculous , yet also, quite sincere the feeling one mat has towards another who (as hu thinks) has robbed him of something which might have j beautified his own lib. I uiu sure many a i married woman would laugb hcurtily if sho j but knew the fancies that pass through the ' brain (if one of her bachelor friends, who ad- j mires her, as he sees her with a child in her arms, or her sweet face looking over bor bus I band's should, r (stupid man !) as he pores! ovor a dry hewspnper, quite unconscious uf) her presence. j While I sat thinking thus of Mr. Arnold, M rs. Arnold, iu the next room, begun to sing, i There was a good piauii in No. 4'1, ond 1 hud often heard her play before. But this eve- j nmg she only seemed recalling snatches of I sweet, sad songs, and I felt sure she was ahjiio. j Her touch upon the keys was soft and dreamy 1 sometimed she was playing with one hand, ! and theu would come a long pause, though 1 ! had not beard her leave her seat. 1 would j have giveu worlds to have been beside her, in that hour or twilight. But it Tadcd ; and the cold wall of my room was etill be tween us. 1 heard her singing, " I hen you II remember mo," very softly, and then the mu sic ceased. If 1 had sat by myself any more 1 am sure I thou'd have been mad enough to go into the next room ; so, tuking up my hat and gloves, 1 went out for a walk. The door of No, 42 stood half-way open, a.nd from uiy end of the passage I could see into the room plainly, tor the boy had just lit thu gas, and drawn the curtains. She was standing over tho piano, dressed in deep mourniug, though a wedding-ring and its heavy guard shone on her left band. "Thank hoavon I tho fellow it dead!" 1 thought; and then the next moment I laughed at my absurdity. She had the evening paper in bor baud, yet though her head was bent, I could see bar fare quite well. In only one thing wat sho different from her counterpart in my brain she was not boautiful, as 1 had fund ed she must be. She wat tall and straight and elegant in form ; and her face was oue of those which chunge and vary with every shade of feeling ; but ouly redeemed from plaiuness by a pair of deep set and beauti fully shaped eyes, whose color, I found, when the threw the piper aside, was that dark lovely blue, one scarcely ever sees', ex cept in tho sky of a eummer night. Just the eyet bad dreamed of all my life and yet, there wag not the slightest chance that t' would ever loek at ma, as they bad dt tless looked at Mr. Arnold, deceased, a thi nd times. She wag a girlith widow yet .tere wat tometbiog in ber manner which betrayed the married woman an ease and aplomb, which rarely or never showt itself in a young girl, especially if the hat been reared carefully by a mother's band. I might nave stood in the passage all night, criticising her, bad the not entered it btrself, suddenly, (for ber movements were all as quick at flashes of light) and takiBg me to by surprise, that I am sure the wonld have teen me staring In at btr, had the not, luckily for me, caught her foot in the mat at the crossed the threshold. She stumbled, and wouUl btve (alien, but I sprang to her assktaoce and caught bti, ar,d felt ber heart beatiog quickly against my arm. Sho panted with the sudden start it had given her, but stood up in a second, aud just glancing at me as 1 stood beside ber iu the dark passage, said quietly, "Thank you, Charles. 1 might have hurt myself very much, if you had not savod mo. And by the way, I wish you would have that stupid thing taken away. My uncle fell over it last night, and Lntuppose it will be t my aunt'g turn next." She ran lightly up the stairs to her sleeping-room, laughing to herself as she went. She had mistaken me for the waiter ! But 1 did not care (though I fancied there was some difference in our height and air) since it had given mo the pleasure of bearing my owu Dame, and spoken by her lips. 1 declare solomuly, to this day, that when Mrs. ('nth cart (my wife) calls me jCbarles, nn odd fuel ing comes over roe, and 1 see the hall of the Spread Kaglr, and Mrs. Arnold running up the stairs, w hile 1 stand in a state of maudlin admiration below. So much for the power of association. I went to tho Optra that evening. I usu ally spent my Hvenings there, or at tho thea Ire, because I had no acquaintances in the city, and it was dull sitting in my room alone. They played the "Bohemian Girl," I remem ber, and the tenor 6ang Mrs. Arnold's song, "Thon you'll remember me." And the lights, and the music, and the crowd seemed to pass away, and leave mo listening to her again, touching the piano Soft ly, and half tinging, half humming the words., hs if, had sho trust ed herself to utter tbem aloud, they would surely bring tears with them. 1 thought of her constantly till tho opera was over, and the house empty ; I thought of her over my hot supper at Yery's ; and 1 thought of her as 1 went home along the deserted streets. I looked up at her window to see the light thnra. as 1 entered the court yard. It was burning brightly enough, and I entered the house, ond sat down in tho coll'eo room a few moments with the landlord, who was a great friend of mine, in his way. I did nut talk to him, nor he to me wo were neither of us talking men, and seldom had any words U gether. Dnt ho peered fiver the morning paper steadily, intent upon political news ; ond 1 held mine upide down before me, and felt with a thrill of bashful satisfaction, that 1 was no longer indifferent to the ndviee of Mr. Weller, senior "Samivel ! Samivel 1 lievaie of tho vidders !" No: a widow hail changed me iu the twinkling of an eye, and 1 was in love, an brpole53ly, as unreasonably, : and oh foolishly as any sotier mau of thirty could well be ! j 1 must now prociod to sta(i that Mrs. Arnold's room was on the second floor, just above No. 41. and looking out upou itace-' church street itself. To it she went quietly ! ou that eventful evening, at the hour of ten, ! just at the timo when I was sitting in my box at the Opera thinking of her. Some- ; thing made her wakeful. She pat down at her toile tabla and talked awhile to the ' housekeeper, who Ifncf come np with clean , pillow cases, and asked many questions about i the house and the family. How they broached i tho topic, I do not know but after a lime. tliny began to think, and to speak about that strange phenomenon, uoliod "apirittiul rap pings." The Cock Lano ghot was brought upon tho carpet, and various other stories told, till Mrs. A mold grpw nervous, and laughingly declared Fhe would hear no moro. Then the housekeeper bade her good night, and she locked her door, and begau to prepare for bed. The room was large, rather daik, and full of coiners and recesses. The light of the two wu candles on the toilet-table only served to moku these corners visible in their shadowy gloom. Tho bed was hied, and hung about with dark crimson curtains : the furniture of the room was dark, too ; and tho rushioug of tho chairs and the covers of the tables red ulso. It is a color wbicn need much light to set it off to advantage; it looked dismal enough to her just thcu. At one end of tho room a door led into a kind of larse closet, wljich was unfurnished, and looked out into the court yard ; but this door opened out into Mrs. Arnold's, room, and locked ou thai side. .Sometimes linen was kept there; and the housekeeper bud evi dently been thero that evening, for the key was in the lock, and the door a little ajar. Mrs. Arnold would have preferred it locked, but sl.u was too timid to cross her room just then. Shu undressed slowly, singing in a low voice, the song I had heard her ting that evening." As she bent down to unlace her boot, sho happened to cast ber eyes towards the closet (she hud a vision like an eagle) and to her surpriso and terror, she saw it move distinctly only the lower part of the door, for she had presence of miud enough not to start, and the bed concealed the upper part, as she was stooping. The legend of that woman who saw the great boot of a man under her bed, yet had courage to slay in the room all the evening, going on with her ordi nary household duties within roach of the assassin's knife, till her husband came, and she was safe, flashed across her mind, and taught her how to act. She yawned luxuri ously, interrupted her singing ono moment, and then went on with a steady voice. After she had preprtred for bed, she folded her dressing gown around her, and brushed ber hair before the glass. In that mirror the could see the door move now nnd then, at if her visitor was getting impatient; and once it creaked. She started, naturally, and threw her slipper against the wall, at ir to frighten away the mice, aud resumed ber occupation. nen mat was over, the went to ber jewel- case, wuicli ttoud upon tho toilet-table, and turued its bright contents out in a heap be fore ber. She held a spray of diamonds against her hair, as if to try its cfl'ect ; she clasped and unclasped her bracelets, and toyed with her rings. Meanwhile the door creaked again, and letting, an nnsot diuuioud full to the ground, and stoopiug to pick it up, she saw with a rapid glance, that a burly, ill-looking man wag peering at her from bo bind the curtains of the bed, lie sturted buck, thinking himself discovered ; sud iu that moment of horrible auxiety that moment which, for aught she knew, might be her last what did she do? She could hear bis breathing distinctly, sharpened at all her tenses were, and almost felt the cold steel iu her heart ; and to tho made herself a mock ing curtsey in the glass, and held the diamond gpray above ber forehead. "Duchess of Nemours !" she gaid, softly. "And why not? I should look well with a coronet. I wish my husband wag dead !" She leaned htr head npon her hand, and toeuied to think. A subdued rustling told her that the robber w.t retreating. The door gwung goftly together the taw it iu tht glass and her resolution wat taken. "Two diamond rings and a diamond spray," the gaid, counting the gemg aleud, at the pot them back in their case. "A, ruby and an amethyst bracelet, a roby riog, and a garnet . Bet where ie the garnet necklace, by the way t How stupid ef me to mislay it ! And toy busband't gift, loo I 1 woudtr if I bawt put it in my trook." The trunk ttood rrj near the door of tbt closet! She went and unlocked it, and tum bled its contemn out upon the floor, bending over it with her light, while that man was within two feet of her ! I wonder bow she hud tho nerve to do it. Indeed, she said arter. wards that she knew he was bending down too, nnd looking over her shoulder ot the trinkets as she turned them over with a stea dy hand ; and that her greatest difficulty was to keep from breakinz out into a hvsterical laughter, and so betray iag that she knew of J .11.-, 'l L-M'UVB. The bracelet was not there. She pushed the things asido impatiently, shutdown the trunk, nnd placed the rnndie ou the lid. Then she stood np, with her Dnger eu her lip, j and her head bent down. j "Where can tho necklace be?" , She turned, as if to go by tho closet to- wardB a chest of diawer.s, that stood in the j corner of the room ; made one step psst it ; : whirled suddenly ; and, pushing both hands I upon the door with all her might, locked nnd doublo locked it in a second. She beard a 1 terriffic oath inside as tho robber threw him- , self against it, too late ; and, snatching up j candle sped for help. She found me as I have j described, while 1 was coming tip tho stair- : case, and she stood nt tho head of it. I 1b threo moments alter slu had spoken to j mo, 1 came back with the landlord, thu wai t.er Charles, tho head hostler, and "boots." They were all strong men; nnd the landlord ! had his pistols. . Boots, I remember, curried ! the poker, ond T Snatched up a great Curviug j knire from the sideboard. What did that wo- ; man do, when sho saw our procestiou, but ' burst out Intighir.u ! j "You come as if you were going to join tho army at Flanders," she said, alter sin; hud re- ! lilted her dan j lorkod tho man up safely, and you v. iil fright- eu uim io aoaui wita your savage locks. I I colored up to the rods of my hnir. and gave my carviug knife to diaries, and sneak ed behind the rest. I believe, at that mo ment, I hated her. It was a great sight to ren hhr marching before us, with her light in her hand. An r.nglish woman would have fainted at beiim seen in dishabille by five men ; but she. with laimeu al dpiiiif her frank, free bravery of an American lassie I let the circumstances explain the diess, and I i marshalled us quietly into tlo room. There ' was her book upon the toilet table, and there was the jewels (ilitlerina in their case the' contents of her trunks us she had left them,' : on tho floor, and the closet locked and all si- ' llrut. 1 She put the key in the landlord's baud. "Help the gentleman out !" sho said, very lazily. I think ho was the bravest woman I have ever seen, and I could not help looking at her with admiration and rospect. She took a great shawl from a chair and wrapped it orouud her form, shivering slightly, and then stood a little aside and waited, We heard tho man breathing? heavilv. as tho kes turned in the lock, and the moment the door was open, he made ,, sudden rush out, knocking the landlord aud Chariot,,. as f they had been two boys. But, "boots" f0.lu.5"r"fai fe"? I ? a h"S,1 ' :nB,'ed 1 eHJhIrL'tt.rf"",Mr?- ' ?"'J? ,rU"k ,,ni1 I:..:;:..,:"" . ' . . . I .,, .V . , 1 ' "5 " , ,mu been at a I, .iv ni wl..,n b-j nvu ,,.. she smiled. "You see 1 was too much for yon," she 6aid quietly. He growled out, "You are a clever womifi, by jingo! 1 didn't think ihore was a woman a.i could bring B,!l Nevms to this." "Thank yen, my f.ietid ; I never had a greut.r compliment paid me." Wa led hi in from the room, and the laud lord turned to her and said i "Of course you will -Mali io go to Mrs. Wil li.m's room, or 1 can give you ono near the housekeepers." "No; I think I'll stay here," sho guid, i;i her short, quiet, decided way. "1 supposo you havo not left any of your friends behind you. my man?'' tho added, tuniiue to the prisoner. ThS fellow grinned aud pulled at bis fore lock, sayiug. "No, my lady ; I was alone." "That will do, then. Good right, gentle men ! Accept my thanks now, aud 1 will ofi'or thorn more suitably wheu 1 am uot quite so sleepy," She bowed us out of the room, and locked tho door behind us. Every one was loud in her praise, but mo ; and as fur the prisoner, ho swore with a more emphatic oath than 1 should like to record, that si months or a year wus milking after that ; aud if he thought all American women were like her, ho would cross tho ocean to find one in his own station, the moment he was set freo. But 1 wos si lent. And nhen the house-breuker had been consigned to the tender mercies of the police, and the hotel was silout, and 1 alone iu my room, 1 scarcely knew what to think. Such courage almost frichtened me ; aud yet 1 re meuibered how pale sho looked, and that she leaned against the mantel piece at first, us if to support herself; so 1 forgave ber bravery, and thought only of the beauty of ber eyes and the sweetness of her voice, and sank away to sleep at last, with the resolution that not another day should pass over my hea l before I had told her how i had learned to l ive her. But the next day brought its own events, aud what was worse, its own personages, wiili it. A carriage stopped before the door as 1 entered from my morning walk ; a tall, beard ed man, with an honest, bandguuie face, dart ed into the houso, aud up the stairs, three at a lime. There was a cry of surprise on iho second lauding a murmur, and a sudden mingling of voices, that roused my curiosity to the luguust pitcn. l run up to my own room, and passing the half-open door of No. 42, there was my divinity iu tho arms of tho stranger (confound him !) culling him ' George," and kissing him in a way that mace me long to poisou him. Down stairs I wuut, three at a time, aud collared the landlord iu the hall. "Who isthatmun ?" "Just come? In4'2?" he gasped, half cho ked and quite surprised. "Yes !" "Cuptaiu Arnold Mrs. Arnold's husband. Just come from a voyage to India. 1 say, sir, no more midnight adventures now, 1 up. poso ? You never will have the chance to play the part of a guardian angel again ch, sir? think so, gir i" My band dropped from hit collar, aud con signing him aud Cuptaiu Arnold to perdition, I walked out to the rooms of a friend, aud de liberately got drunk 1 More than that, 1 man ged to keep drunk for nearly a week ; aud when I came to my sober senses once more, Mrs. Arnold and lex putty had gone. I bear she it io America now, in New York. And 1 have oo doubt she will read thig ttory, aud laugh till ber lovely blue eyet till with tears, over my folly. She will nbow it to her bus- baud, too, ana lit will itugn. everuilnui 1 mutt take care that Mrs. Cuthcart thai! ntverteeit; she at least must never know what a tremendooi falsehood 1 told wheu 1 swore, on my bendej knees, that 1 bad never loved aey woman bofort (she wosldu t marry me on aov other conditions) aud thereby alone can my peace cf miud be ensured. 0 C t X 1) The Atlantic Monthly Tor April contains these protty birthday lines, which are under stood to havo been ad 1 rested by Dr. Holmes to his, fellow poet and professor, James Bus sl Lowell : A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE. BY THK'TKOI lio.SOU." IVe will lift speak of years to night ; For what have years to brine, But larger floods of love and light And sweeter songs to sieg ? AYe nill not drown in wordy proisa The kindly thoughts that rise ; If friendship owns one tender phrase, He reads it in our iyes. Wo need not rap fe our schoolboy art Fo gild this nolch of time; Forgive me if my wayward heart Has thtubbed iu aulcss rhyme. F.noiiph fur him Die silent grasp That knits us hand in hund, And he the bracelet's radiant clasp That lutks our circling bund. Strength, to his hours of manly toil ! l'cuce to his starlit dreams ! W'ho loves alike tho furrowed soil, The music haunted streams 1 Sweet smiles to keep forever bright The sunshine on his lips. And faith, that sees the ring of light Bound Natnro's last eclipse! limners' Sfaiuimcnt Work for April- COKS I'l.ANTINC. Corn should not be planted until the enrth , ;e ..r. i , , 'vVi7h .' JT.. . . ,ari!-- ret dl ..r .. ,.i sarily, a great nVnl of luiilautio!; and an one veil crop. In tins latitude we should uot plant from choice before the JO'.h ot .May. There wiil frequently, however, be circumstances which mil compel a vn.iutioti from cy set time. Tho large corn planter will think it auvisaoie lor couventer.ee of cultivation to i plaut a portion of his crop at the earliest pos- eiblu timo ; and thu tobacco planter, if his I plants are comine on carl v. must eet hi. com i piuntinfT off bis hand, that it may not interfile with the preparation of his tobacco laud. Light, warm soils, too, may bo planted earlier tb'in others. Preparation of C'roinnl. At whatever time ttie planting is to ba made, it is nocossa ry now to press on rapidly with tho prepara tion (.flue ground. Bear this in mind, that i 0 L".TkP . " ' ''"P"110" 1' ? "'retlS l iV, J ,"lr , lll9 im?erf ctly . perhaps, Vnd then n'"rkit,g ,ind "ottinrS no preparation for "rn .ilantin-r. Put the , -round iu thoroogh ' S dragging and rollmg. Make the ! arl 8 fl. u''t ld, Dt for tho young roots i . ... ... J. . e, " ! to spreau ineinseivug in. It is objected to 1 this that it will bring the weeds and grass j upon us too rapidly, und we promise ourselves to plan first and theu put the ground in fin.) ; order by the time thu ci.rn t pi ings up. 1 his j lliii last resolve is very well If tliero is an ab solute necessity for it. When :!ie p! wi. j I has been long lielayed, nnd ti e t'tne ol j l-nt-, ii.g comes, rather than postpone it, the teeJ ! may be committed to the ground, ond this I thorough surfaje culture follow iinineduwly. j But such a cajo should be the exception, and not the rule. You will always lind when ' corn plan intr is done thut ibere'is other work demanding j our atteutioti, aud your corn will ! bo stiugghug for Ll'o among rugged sods be j fine you return to il. As to weeds und jtrass springing too quickly, there is oo objection to thut. The quick growth of the weeds is the best evidence tbul the gronud is lit for a quick growth of corn, and the soouer they come tha sooner you will kill them, of course. There is a very impnrtunl consideration iu connection with this early cuhii ation uf the corn land. It enables us to "lay by" ihe corn in proper condition at an early period of its growth. If the cultivation has been proper ly carried on till harvest, no implement should touch it al'terwwrds. Begiu early, wo:k quickly ond leave your ground wsil cicuued at that time, any working afror will do more harm than good. In "laying by" tho crop thus early, you may put, with safety, many "'"1 iu iuo acre, ano get a larger crop. A very large crop of corn caiinflt be mude without a large number of hills, and tho pre judice against close planting has arisen fiom j our practice of working curu until it has ear ed, and tearing the roots iuto pieces tit the j very time they are wanted to b.l the ear Close planted corn iil gutter liiuil from such treatment, but the fault ,s in the IreulmeLt, aud not in iho cloe planting. !itani-e uj'lU hills apart. Three and a half feet each way gives room enough, il the advice we give above is followed. 'Ihe dif ference between lhreef.it six inches each way, aud four f.eti.moirt than u lliousund hiili: per acre, jou wili bear iu mind. Ma- nure aud work well, and we will be r biu for your losses. i.ovi:r A.fi tunic tr:i:05. These, if rot yet fown, should 1, wiihoet delay, and on wheat laud Hie Sf-'CUtl- I nt ;u harrow und rulloi applied. CATS AMI KAI;l.: x. These should bo sowu without iKI .y. While there is some dispos.ti.m hei to sow barley instead of oats, we observe Dial iu western New York they talk cf ub.indoning it as a very uncertain crop. n.ow i:.n. Have til your sod laud plowed ilurif g this month. The tobacco ground first should be w. ll turued aud left till ulter coru pluming. Len the coru land is plotted, it Miould be put in immediate preparation tor planting. rt.ASIT.K. Sow plaster after the leaves of clover are Soniiwtmt developed on soft, dewy inoion-gs, while there is moisture oo the plants. AITI.lCATloN CK MjlM I.KS. Such mauureg as j on mean to apply to gpritig cropg may be put on the gmuud at you have opportunity, (in coru land fcpply it after you have plowed. Spivid it liom the cart, and abandon, by all loeui.i. those miserable little heaps which serve no other purpose but to waste the manure sud to spot the field with unsightly pulches. Work the maunre into the sui face soil iu making your prepgrations for corn planting. It it suit your convenience belter, it muy be hauled aud spread after your corn ia planted. l or potatoes, lue moat economics! method is to put the manure iu the drill ; and on top cf the get, after they are planted, ig the best position for it, For Other route aiii with the toil by plowing n,fi i i Parmer, (V! Hen Manure for Corn line of the corespondents of the Country Crcntieman gives the following account of an experiment with hen manure us a fertilizer : Ou cleaning out my heu-hof.se last sprit.g 1 had moro than a wugnn load of clean hen manure. 1 drew this into my bura, intending to drop it on the hills ol corti us soon as the co.'n made itij oppcnrat.ee, J planted one acre on the first ol May, but after that tho weather became so unfavorable thut it war tho end of May and beginning of Juno before 1 got through planting. Long before this thr manure begun to heat at such a rate that I Lod to unload it on The bo-n Poor, nnd on lioiug into the barn in a Tew di)g alter ll.o f flluvia from the escaping ammonia was so powerful Ihut 1 whs glad toesraj.o from tha barn. Having some plaster en hand. I mixed it thoroughly with the tnunuic, spreading the laUer thinly over the floor and bruisirm nud I chopping it very fine. It wax then thrown j into a heap and remained on tho floor oat:l j the corn was ready for it. and there was oo i f irlhor porcDfitible ejeupe oraoimonia. With I this I t( p-dress all my corn, eleveo aero?, nnd had n barrel left over for other purposes. ! So well satisfied am 1 with tho result that I for the future I intend to prepare my hou ma i mire in the same way and apply it to the enmn (crop. I taixid enough plaster with it to ' make it dry and (jtiitii inollnusivo to handle. ' 1 can speiik of this i'r m c xpurienre, as I drop- pod it over four acres myseif. Now, hre is j a manure eqiml in value, 1 doubt not, to the average uf imported guano, which every far mer c m ninnufuuturu for himself, for every fanner keeps fcls. But l.e must have a suitable building fcr them, utid not allow them to roost all about his premises and even in trees, wasting that vulnable manure, as is to ol ten the case. So highly do I esteem this manure that I make it tny only every uight t'J see that all rov fowls arn uilhin tl.eir nrnn. i er housu To Bi:vove Hi'kase Fuom Toons. Lay Ori on tho spot a little nuignosia or powdered chalk, aud under it the sair.e : set on it a warm .v...., i !lut iron, and us soon as the p.rt-ase is melted ill bo all abfoibed aud leaio the csptr ' . clean. To Takk Okkask (Ht. ltuH the plana with hic.ubinato of soda, and a little water. Tho soda will combine with the gronitj and form soap suds. u nt o r o u s c V How to Swektsn Tim Oai.s. To hear lleorgo tell the "Drugger" story is worth a quai tur nt any time. The story is capital, but it tuhr! a mau to tell it. This hrj does n; such words as these : "Be you the drngger?" 'Well l .spoee so; i eell drugs." "Wall, have you got any this hero tccutin stuff aB the gals put on their hnnke'ehors ?" "Oh, yes," replied the druggist. "Wall, cir Saf's rwin to gut married, and sh gin me ninopsnce ui d tuid me to invest tho whole 'mount in ecenti.. stuit', so a to make her sweet, if I could find some o Bait , so, if you have a mind. I'll just smell round." The Yankee stiielled round vrithout lining stilted, rutil thu "drogger got tired of him, and tsl-'ng do.vn r bottle of fcnrtnlioro. Slid ; ' I've got tt s.rntin' stull that will suit you. A single drop of it cn u bsndkerchief will ?;ay for weeks, uDd you e,-.n't wash it out ; but .o g.-t the strength i f it you must teltc a good big sineil." "Is that so, ml?ter ? Wall. juM 1 old on a minute till I get breath, nnd when 1 say urine you put it under my smeller The hari.-honi of course knocked the Yan kee di.w n, ns l.qv.or has n.uiiy a man. Da you suppose he got up und smelt again, as I tlio drunkard docs? Not he, t.oit rodi.i.g np his sleeves and dun'ji.PT t'' In1- list. ji, said : "You made mo smell that eilastii.' stuff, mister, and now 1 II make you sine'l fire aud blimstotie." . -4 - Win. i, Mati iik'.). "John," quoth the gen tle Julia to lur sleepy lord, one warm morn ing at a late hen r, "I wi.h yuu'd take pattern by the theuioineter." "'As how V" muttered her worse ha!', open ing his optics. 'Why, l.y riil:g." "11 til ; 1 wish you would i'ni'.nle that other fizamagig tha'. huiigs up hv it .he barome ter." "Why so ' "Cause", then, you'd let uio know wheu a sterol is coming." Well matched, that. A Neighbor of n.ini, was fairly or ol rcr wise, accused of stealing shetp, ar,J tb day was set when he nut to M swer the chuigo before u court of justice. But, as it happen ed, before tl.edayof 1 1 iu) hu sickened unJ j died. His old mother was overwhelmed with ' crief, and sat lore by ti e corpse, lilli.ig the house with wailn,,: nnd laint iitalion. At last a tbouclit seemed In strike her; she bright ened lip. and, throwing up !u r hands she pi ously ej-ct I .ted : "Wei'., thank (jod, he s out of the shc. p aurupe anyhow. "Jam 1 1-:," say" oue Irishmau t ut other tho fir.-t tluie ho saw a loroinotivo ; wh it i0 that siioi ting ba'te J" "S'lio," replied Jamie, "I don't kuow at ul! ui.hu it's a stenmbuat splurging uloiig to et to tho waller." An editor sryt tha! when he wos in prison for libeling a justice i f the peace, he wus re quested by the jailor "to givo tho prison a pull." I f yeu want an ignoramus to rrtppcl you "lie.-s to ileal 5," und wear wutch sc.. Is uuout the sie of a brickbat. Siimehody advert! ies for agents to a. II a work entllid. "Hy lo.'inal Insiruuor." A cotenipor try adds. "The tt hymoniul in structor we know ef is a young widow. What she don't know, ihno ig no use lni nig." V axuiie Ykat. wirticiT ltors or Milk.. '1'i.ke one quart of tuni water, stir in '!i.ur enough to ma'.:e a thii k batter, and set iu a warm place to rise, It 'ami excellent tub' siituie for sour milk in warei. We I tve tome doctor! iu our midst whose Inlenls they .h.-.lrl use by piacCcy g the healing art heel.nj boots and shoes. The man who undertook to blast bis neigh' bnr'g prospects used to ghcrt a luse, aud got blown upuimself. Thot'g pgrt of the s'ukiug fuoj," as a chap said wheu a box of money wtnt to the bottom of the rivrr. CoriiNt. The Gloucester (MOst) Tele graph gayt that at a wedding which took place in that town, on tauday evening week. Dure were tilly-tao cousin, pit.tnl.