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NEW SERIES, VOL. 11, NO.' 27.: SUNlUItY,'N01lTIIUMBERLAND" COUNTY, PA -SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1861. OLD jSERHS, VOL. 22. NO h
The Sunbury American. - PUBLISHED KVKRY SATURDAY BY II. B. Mi.SSER. Market Square, Sunbury, Penna. tKRMSOf SUBS CHIPTION. TWO wul.LARS per annum u be paid hsiryear y m n.iv.nci. Xor.rt. d.scm.t.nued auliUu. arrearage. 1 TO CLUBS ! Three Copies to one address even do. i.. i ft . A., do. " $ 00 10 On yu Oo F.ved r. in ..I.-, will p.y for Ihre. year'..u- sciiplion K'.lie American. .. '.,,) frank ,...u.i. will pl.. .soar J"!Vi mrt letters containing subscript money. ley ' P""111 ted tu do this aiidei the PoslOlhee Law. tllllll Or AVERTlir.. One Square of ta lines' 3 lime., Every mlnwiuei.t iiiertiiii, i tie i4ouiire, 3 month., i mouth., " Jue year, - ' Business Cunts or Five line., per annnm, Merclisnts and lhrr, ndve:lis.n. hy '"' with the privilege. inseilni different sdvel- tl 00 1i 3 00 5 U0 e (10 3 0U 10 00 VT I-argei Advertisements, a. por agreement. JOB PHIIfTIHO- We Imve connected with our establishment well Jri jOB (iFFK'K, which will enable us to execute i the i,eute.t .pie, every vaii.lv if priiiling ""3. B. MASSES.. ATTORNEY AT LA W, SUWrBURT, PA. Uusi.ies. attended to In the Counties of Nor. mmherland, Union, Lycoming Montour and Jolumliin. Reference in PhUnU1ihia : Hon. Jnl. R .Tv.ni). Chas. )H. nons. e...p Snmer. & 8n idcrass, l.iim Smith ft Co CHARLES MATTHEWS tt onun at cuv, Vn. 12S nroalwS'i &'"W York. Will carefully intend to Collection, ond nil othef matter .MiirnMed to In. care. Mnv ill. IP58. praeFklin house, RF.IIlill.T AND n F.FURNiOHKD, Cor f Howard and Franklin Streets, a etc Smarts H'tsf .. the .V. C 11. 11. Depot, BALTIMOBE- J'linMs, 1 1 ri:n Hr (v. I.KIfF.NHINO. rM.riclor, July 1, 1M -If F"" 0r"V"' win.iAMis.Hi.MKii , ciuiKitr mrui. G.SOMERS& SON. Importers ami Dealer, in Cloths. Cassimeres. Vesting!. Taylors Trimmings. &c, No 32 South Fourth Street, between Market anJ Climut Street., I'tilailelpliia. Merchnnts other. vinititiR llie city woultl find it to tlit ir H.lvintngo to giv them a call and ex jinino their stork. March 10, 1800 J. P. SHINDEL G0BIN, Attorney Counsellor at Lnw bunbubv, pa V,1, atten.1 faithfully to the collection ofcluim. 3m1hII .r.ife..ional liuaim-aa in the countte. of Northumberland, Montour, Union and Snyder. nuiiHt'l itivcn in the Herman Ungual. ( ,-- (jiine one door east of the I'rothonotary . allice. Sunbury, May SO, IfiGO. ly THE' INTERNATIONAL HOTEL. IjKOALiWAY, CORNKfl OK FRANKLIN STREET NEV -yORK CITY, fTcr. iadueeinent. to Merchant, and Touri.l. vi.itin J Yrk,u...u,,mscdl.v -mv Hotel hi the Metropolis. 1 'rMrWS I ve'rV""' tea. ami WJiicn wo, .s ,.,....... , - Ii4. A ceiiin.t locution.. veiueiit to pbiee. of busmen, wi-'.t i i.Lwcs of UlllUSClllCllt. .... M "r. mt u.ly elenu. w fnnii'l'"' "'""It '""" .rnha uinmiifi'eiii ldie lUilor, coiimiunding an cstcu- ''ZJy hitM-d ...tin mou... ;ith a .,,8,f,r,.l I'arlor, cmlinui.di,, an extensive view of "'iih1 "tenia conducted on the I uropean pi, vi.itor. ei live in ihe ll 'tvle, with Hie greatest teonoi..r Sill. It is cnmi:lcd Wllh Tnjlor'n Cvlcbraiea saiooni. where visit"', enn ny ""':r ni-als. or, if they desir. II,kv wit. lie furnished in then own r.H.in. Ilih The ( served in the Snlo,.ii. unit Hotel is sc. knowleileeil l.v epieme. to lie va.ll superior to that of .'-'sTo;i" Auirurt 4, tiil. lv kl'AUlNG'9 Prepared r.lue, and Slielle). Mllcilu(je Price per lllle and lirirtli l!J cents c'r'l'ul Elixir of Cull.) , bark .V Ucnxine, for removing KOH 3 tl.E AT THIS OFFICE, fsiuilmry, Match il lh0. " NKW I.O'FoF HAKDWARE & BAD- Dl.F.HY. AUo, Ihe liest awortinent of Iror Nsils and rileel l f"1"1'1 '" ,,,c eoun'y-"' the Mammoth store of KK1IJNU & OR ANT. tSuiibury, una 2, 1H00. CONFECTION ARIES, TOYS &c. O. OBABHAT, CONSTANTLY keep, on hand all kind, of Confertionarie., Fruit and Toy., which be i. selling at wholesale am', retail. Having the necessary machinery &e., he i. manufacturing ll Lii,il of Tov. and keetn up hi. stock, .o that .....l,. u ill nol be at a loss fur a supply of klmovt any article they may de.tre. AIM'I.KS! AfPLES!! ATPI.ES!!! Just received, a large bit of apple., which he i. selling at hob-tale und retail, at low price. Uive u a call. M. C. UEAUH iltr Sunbury, Mar. fi, lfi. tf iiA(KEUS! UKACKKK8, just received and fur .ale by the barrel or pound, at til. Confectionery store of M. C. uLAHH Ah J , bunbury, October 13, IMSU. - HeiH.ie l.umpsj. A VERY LAHliE and cheap assortment will be found al tbe Msmnioth More of l)c. 15. 1Kb''. r'HIUNti & GKANT. II OJ YE l.OVEHS OF SOUP! Afresh supply of Macaroni and Confectionery at MUl.l.Mi & Olt.. 4 a. Kiinbury, June 3, IKH0. IT is important to Ihe A I ' I K to know th.l Filling & (irant, hav. the best and largest aasortuieiit of Dress Goods in tbe county. Nunbury. June 3, I Moll. FHEsH Ki;m,Y OK DRUGS at the Mammoth Store. Also, anew lot of per fumery, Soap, and r anev A rticle. Very cheap, r RILING k GRANT. Sunbury, M.y S, IMtili. SKELETON SKIRTS- 4 T the Mammoth tilore will ba fonnd a i - very large assortment of Skeleton Skirls iron) seven hoops op In thirty. Oct 6, l6(i. F111L1NO 4 GRANT. Alt Iron. Steel. Nails, Pick. Giub-lioe. and Maiou Hammers, al low price. Ul.JUII T & BOX l8u. Sun'iury, June LEARN 1 PEOPLE STILL. ; CONTINUE TO LITE, ASD THEY WILL SOON LEARN THAT F1ULING & GRANT, AT THE MAMMOTH' STORE, AHE SELLING GOODS CHEAPER than can t6 purchased elsewhere. A SUPPLY Jurtt received by Railroad thti week. REMEMBER THIS, AND PROFIT BY IT. Sunhury, December 15, 18G0. SUNBURY ACADEMY. riMIR SUMMER TERM of Die Sunbuiy Academy will J commence on thePLh of April. Trie cotiise of itittructlmi emfirnret every depmt meiit u( tduciitinn tnttglit in our best Acailemivs, prepnrmg ntuileutt one eilhei for a profcuiouorto enter any cUtu in College. TERMS PER QUARTER: Common School llruncliri, 94 00 Hifttier Knplith Uranchei, A 0 I. aiiimi.1 Greek lnngogL'. ? 00 Tuitmn tohepiud before the middle of the term. II. ard cm i be liud in piivule fnnuliea at fium 91 75 l J'j 2j net week. SC. WOIA'ERTON, Iriiicinal Sunbury, March 30, 1;G. DO YOU 1VAT lllllKCUS. DO YOU WANT WHISKERS ? DO VOU WANT A MOUSTACHE DO VOU WANT A MOUSTACHE! Helliugliaiii's Celebrated 8 T 1 M U li A T I N G ONOUE N 1 For the WtiAtrs and Hair. The subscriber,) take pk uiure In niitiount-ii to the citi zens M the United Males, lUut thev huve olitnineil the A pent y for, and mr nv ennblrd toolTei to the American piitilic. the alcove justly tilebrutec und noild-retiuwiiud urticlc. Thr. Stimulating Ongvttit. is prepnred hy Dr. C. P. Uelliiutlmin, an eminent phytieisn of London, mid is war runted t buiig out u thick set ul 'ftiskrrs nr Afoustavhc in from lluceto six weeks. The ankle is Itie only one of the kind used by the French, and in London ond Pa ris il is in universal ue li is u beuutilul. economical, soothing, ret stimntiitin cornMuiid, uciii.gas if by inugic njioii the nnits, cmiKinp u heiitiful ynwtli of luiuriitnt knir Ifnpplied hi the si-alp, H will cure bald liens, and cuuse to spring up in place of the IkiIiI spots h tine growth of Iviir Applied acciduig to directions it will turn red or towy h:iir dark, and restore fiTHyluiir to itsoiigiiwl color, leuving it sfl, smooth, find Uexible. Tiie 'Oiigueut'' is an indispeiisiblc niticle in every geiitUman's toilet, and after one week's use they, V'oii'lil not for nny ctniRideration be witb' Ut it. The subucribers are the only Agents fir the artlele in the United States, to whom all orders must be addresxed. Trice One IMUir n box for sale by nil PruiM mid Pollers ; or ft h-1 of tbn ''Unguent" (Witrrtnited to huve the desired efl'eci) will te sent tu aiiy who desire it, by mini, dirtKtt. sccuM'ty pwkee, n receipt of price ond post Lage.ftl.lB. Apply t" or mhliess I twin iff. i. TTtvnrTAV a. r-o Pruirgists. Ac, ill William St., New York. Fr snle at this olTice, March U0t 101. COMMERCIAL UKSEUIES, II. E- HOOKER &c CO., HorilKSTKR, N. Y JOHN W. BUCHER. Locnl Agent, bunbury l'a. rilhe .ub.criber, having been appointed local JL Agent for th. sale of Fruit trees, plants, vines, vVc, of one of the must reliable Nurseries, call, the attention of all who want choir, fruit tu this method, a. more t-eitaiu thun by obtaining I them llirouli traveling ugenU. Among thusa described in the (Jaislogus are. Dwarf I'ear Trees, of tho age for transplanting, remarkably 1 l-"1. warf Apple Tree., on ParadUe Stocks, ma Ling beautilul little trees for the garden, and pro I during remarkably line specimens uf fruit in a very short time. Pwaif Cherry Tree., budded on Malialvh Stocks, handsome trees. tiiaiidurd Apple. Pear and I'herry Trees, very fine, with a lurgu lii-t uf varieties. Peach, l'lum. Nectarine and Apricot Trees. (Jouscherry, Diekbtrry and Strawberry Plant all of the finest kind. Currant., many new and improved varieties, such a. Cherry. White Urspe, bite (ioiidouin, lied (irape, Victoria, &c. cilrnwberry Plant., in great variety, including the Hooker, W ilson's Albany, Triomphie de (Jand, (the most approved old tarielies,) a. well as all the novelties. Grape Vines, including thoae Cue, new, vet well ttcd kinds, which no planter should be without, such is Delaware, (Joncord, and Hart, ford Prolific. These we have propagated so ex tetisively as to able to oiler them at reduced and .alii-tfclnry price.. 1 lants, hoses, evergreens and every variety of ornamental trees and Shrubbery, securely packed' JOHN V. UUC1IEK. Agent, Sunbury Pa. bunbury, Kebuaiy, 9, lBCt. New Millinery Goods. Miss 31. L. tLil ssl-Elt, fawn Street, two doort tmith oJ the Shamulin Valley I'utlscille lluil lltiad, SUNBURY, FEN XT'A.., l.til'Mrri-1,1.1. V informs the citizen, of tsL'.MiL'HY and vicinity, that .he ha. just rereived from Philadelphia a Urge and splendid assortment of the most lashionable and latest style nl JJ Cj i-lr iSLi bSJ , H A T 8, SHAKE It S, TMMMlNGs, Ac which she is selling at the most reasonable prices 'I o which she directs the attention of the Indies and invite, all to call and see tbein. Thankful for past patron. ge, .he hope, by keeping to best assortment at reasonable, price to continue Ihe same. Sunbury, April 13, IS 1.-Sm DRUGS AND MEDICINES, RICHARD A. FISCHER'S D P. IT G & CH VL I C A L EMPORIUM. 1 1 AVINU purchased Ihe (tore formerly keii by A. W. FISCHER, h. would respectfully call the attention of the public to hi well select ed stock of DRUG MEDICINES, CALS. PAINTS CHEMI Oils, DyeSluRs, Varnishes, I'er'umery, Fancy Ailklc. fine Hair and J o.nh Brusbc, Fancy Soaps. 'J iu.ses. 4tc , Phv.kian Prescriptions and Family Reci ipi accurately coin (funded al all hoar., by an ex p. neare. Drugfist and Apvlhswy. RKMKVIUKK th iilaee. under the e'Cca th. "Mon'n.rv American." .... LIVE AND LET THE 8uahjrv, June tt tel. 1 DISUNION. C3" In 1650, Albert U. Pike, who I how disoninni t, wrote a. follow., io poem enti tled "Disunion," published io the Knicker bocker: . Y mad 1 bo would 'rate out yoor name From the league of the proud and tbe free, And separate, ideal sovereignty claim, Like a lone wave flung off from tbe sea; Ob, pause ! ere you plunge In tbe chasm Tbat yawns in your dnngerons way ; Ere Freedom, convulsed with one terrible spasm, Desert you forever and aye 1 Pause I think ! ere tbe earthquake astonish your souls, And tbe thunder of war through your valleys rolls. Great Uod ! what title, what name Will history give to ynnr crime ! Id toe deepest abys of dishonor and shame Ye will writhe till tbo last hour of time, As braggarts who forged tbeir own chain. Pulled down what their forefathers built, Acd tainted tbe blood in tbeir cbildreu'syouog veins With tbe poinon of slavery end guilt. Aod Freedom's bright heart be hereafter ten fold For your folly and full oioro discouraged and cold. Select Ciile. MY HOUSEKEEPER. II T RALPH UI'MrilRIKS. A LADY who enn .ire the best referenee at to charac ter mid ahiliiy, wi.hes a .itlrttinii as Housekeeper in a 7-iitleinaii's t'uiiuly. References reqnired Addiess, M. 1.. Smith, Box 1004. I am, I mean I money, but I was was, a bachelor. I bad forty-five yoars old, and had never arrived at a satiefactory way of spending it. 1 concluded that my error was the want of a home of tnv own : conceiving a sudden disffiint fur hotels and boardins I " bouses, 1 took a handsoam bouse in a re- j spectable part of the town, und begun looking Tor a housekeeper. The advertisement which j heads this narrative had lust met mv eve as ' j I glanced over the "Wants' 10 tlio fcveoiug twentieth time, I paper. 1 1 pleased (tie. I was reuding it for tbe when a servant knocked at my parlor door and annouoced my sister-in law, Mrs. Eliza liishop, and her daughter Kliza. Mrs. liihh- op was the widow of my eldest brother, and her attention to and cace for my comfort were really touching. She followed her name into the room, lead- . ing ber daughter the eldest and best behaved of tbe three. She was a handsome woman, of commanding, imperial order, and she looked her best that winter afternoon, in her rich furs and velvets, her cheeks crimson with the effects of the keen, frosty air and the exercise bhe had been taking. - "1 am very glad to see you," I said, a. I handed ber a chair. "There are some things you women know more about thao an old bachelor like me. and I want to consult you. 1 have concluded to go to housekeeping. Eliza's fnce brightened into an expression eveti mme beaming than the one she had previously bestowed nti me. It never oc curred to me that she could be thinking of my future borne as a convenient residence fur herself and her three. She euawerud warmly : "An excellent ided, brother Sandie, if you are prepared fur all the expense and trouble it involves. The expense, to be Biire, is not much of a consideration to you. You have been so successful that you would not require ho close an economy to your house as 1 used to proctice io poor Uobert's time. lie always sum I made one dollar do the wnru or threo. Hut there will bo a great deal of trouble. In the first place, you'll have to Cad a housekeeper " "The very thing ) wanted to speak to you about." Her smile was positively brilliant. "How kind, Sundie." "Not kind 6t all, troubling you about my affairs." ' For shame ! as if yon ever had reason to think that anything 1 could do fur joo would be a trouble. A very just remark, considering that ber voluntary seivice amounted, Define trequeui visits, tu a pair or slippers, Willi a ptnu eyeii pussy-cat ou eacb toe, aod a aod a smoking cap, with tbe device of green-eyed poodle, couchatit. 1 hastened to place before her the paper i which I bud marked tbe advertisement hich heads this article. "There, Eliza : there is what 1 have been thinking abont. Somehow 1 fancy 1 should like Mrs. M. L. Smith; Mary 1 imagined her name is. 1 am goiog to write to boi 1004." Hut ain't you acting oo impulse. Sao- die T" "Perhaps so I always do and somehow my ventures have been tolerably fortunate." - . . . r . . "xes, but sucn an important, iniug. ui course you know ami ne languea rather uoeaaily "thai you will be sure to marry IDe lady," Marry ! I believe every womao has In ber character the elements of an Eve, Here was au apple I should never have seen but for my sister in law. It was my turo to lasgh. Why, co, Eliza. This is an objection, of course, wiiicd 1 never tDougni oi. i uoo i imagine it would prove oue with me, though, ..... l l. . t am not a iiirr):ug uiuii jjesiues, sue is, without doubt, a widow with vbildreo " ! stopped, for 1 remembered uty sisters bereavement and encumbrances. Her face turned crimson. , . All men do not think it impossible to marry a widow witti etniaren, unu you amy not when Mrs. Smith has kept bouse for you for six mouths ! though, to be suie, I dou'l think some women could ever make up their minds to marry again." I soppose "suiue women" referred to her si If, and I was glad of this bint as to her seutimeDie, for poor Robert bad left his family very comfortable, and I did oot want to tea bis children subject to the oteudar mercies of sreecond papa. After a few more cautions from Mr, liishop, aud few si rung expression of admiration for various arlwles of feminine adornment from little Eliza, which extracted from the pocket of her good natured uncle the usual amount of burb money, my visitor departed ard I wrote my letter to box 1001. I o it 1 itated my residence, tbe salary I wat willing to pay, tod I tbe buuiher of my household. 1 gave ber my same and tbe Bain of few of my friend of same 1 who would be ready to afford ber whatever ioforu.aUoB tbe reoolr.f tt v mtt wed . . ; - l i ' r , character. 1 added a postscript to sy that I particularly objected lo children, and would make It o point with my housekeeper to leave hers behind. If (the liked the terms . and stipulations, t requested her to call at my counting bouse the ensuing mottling. It would be Idle to ff i hat 1 attended very closely to business the next forenoon The housekeeper fever, the home longing hail taken full possession ol me. I mut confess, besides, to no small amount of curiosity ns to tbe personal appearance of M. L Smith. 1 wanted an agreeable housekeeper. Not too young (hat wouldn't look well no wrinkled crooe to sit opposite inn at my hoard, but a pleasant, cheerful woman, jouug enough to make my home lively. It was about 11 o'clock when my ynnng man waited opon the Imly in My previous favorable impressions were fully confirmed by her appearance. I did not think her handsome, certainly in the styln of sister-in law. She was a small wnnmn, light footed and slender, with a satiny pleasant face, which might have testified to thirty five summers, but no winters, surely; or if she hud met storm or chili, she had home them with such brave patienco, that her fnce reflected only the sunshine, tier brown hair wsb put simply end smoothly dwhv from her tranquil fiice. Her eyes were frank und cheerful. Her mouth not small, hnt winning and smiling, wheo she spoke, her low pleusant tones endorsed tbe expression of ber counte cance. "Mr. Bishop. I believe the geDtleroan who wrote this letter " And she drew the epistle from her pocket. "The same, madam." "I came, sir, to sny that I would accept ynnr proposition, if you still wish it, now that we have met." I was about to say that I wished it more than ever, since I had seen her, but fortu nately recollected, in time, that compliments to my housekeeper were no proper part of the programme, und very decorously concluded my engagement io u matter-of-fact .and business manner. The next week she entered upon her duties. I bad never known what it was to be so comfortable. My house was a model of con venience nod simple elegance at least my sister-in law. when she went over it previous to M rs. Smith's commencement, pronounced it perfect. 1 had a Sort of home feeling that 1 had uever known before ; room enough for my possessions ; a place to welcome friends to ; Very agreeable, companion in fy housekeeper when I choose to talk to ! B unobtrusive tniuister to my comfort nl0 1 "a silent. True, Mrs. llishnp fonnd. whenever she honored me wuh a visit, Hint something or other was not ordered as she had managed it in poor, dear Robert's time. "Housekeepers, ; even the best nf them," she was wont to remark, "require a little looking after. They ' can't be expected to take so much interest in one aflnirs as ones own relutions.' "Her comments did not give uio much uneasiness, however. 1 weut home one day a little eailier than ; nsual. 1 thought a quiet chut with my housekeeper, over the dining room lire, would not be uupleasttnt. I had begun already to ) take more interest in her than I whs prepared to acknowledge myself I pictured, as I burried home, the cheerful mom. the table handsomely laid, and Mrs Smith, in her neut, quiet dress, sitting by the file, with hook or , work, waiting fur the dinner to be brought np. As 1 reached my own door, however, I , found it open", and three children of van ing ages taking a most alTectionate farewell of my housekeeper. I bad never cared enough for any one before to experience such on emoticn as jealousy, hut 1 think no other word adequately described my feelings as I walked into the parlor and shut the door. Presently Mrs. Smith made her appearance. ' "I am very sorry." j ''Not at all, madam." ' "Oh, but I am. 1 remember your stipula tion about the childien perfectly. 1 surely did not intend they should annoy you. I presumed you wouM have no objections to , their coming sometimes in your absence, and 1 like to see them as ufteu us I on bnt they shell not be here again ut any hour wheu you are likely Io como home." She must have thought me nn ungracious boor, for I growled out. merely "No matter no mutter at all " 1 was io au ill humor. -The pleasant an ticipations with which I tud hurried home had not been realized. Moreover, 1 suspec ted 1 was becoming too much interested in my housekeeper to like to be reminded that others bad stronger claims upon her That evening 1 sat upon one side of ihe bright tire ! od Mrs. binilh on the other 1 abhor Inrnu I loved, when 1 , eee n. i. uut m mj w .. was a boy, to make pictures in the fire, und the habit and 1 have grown old together. We bad sal silently fur some time. 1 was watcbiog, in two embers, two little boats tailing ou lovingly, side by side. At length I asked abruptly : "What was M r. Smith's business, madam T" "A merchant. He was in a dry goods linn, aod able to give U3 every luxury until he failed." So that wos it. He had failed, and died, and left ber all those children In support. I looked into tbe fire again. Tbe boats bad drifted far apart, aud were sailiug duwu a flame-colored river "Me ou the one side she on the other. " I mused on, half sorrowfully, until at length 1 tuid, speaking uucoosciously, out loud "Perhaps I could have stood the children if i( weiu't for thinking that she bad Ijved somebody else. She'd beon looking buck all the time aod comparing me to No. 1." "Sir !" "My voice had attracted M rs. Sniith'i at tention from her book, but she bad cvideutly not understood what 1 bad said, and was looking up inquiringly. Thank fortune fur that, aud I laughed little nurvously, I ima gine. "Nothing. 1 was not speaking to you. Io fuel I think I was talking in my sleep." She looked down agaiu, end I watched her instead nf the tire. She was pretty prettier thun I bsd grveu ber credit for at tirst. 1 j thought, ton, she might be younger thao thirty, as I surveyed her now. There was delicate peacb-blossom color ou ber cheek, an inuuceul alinnst girlirh expression ou ber fuce. Well, cheek aud expression were nothing to uie. I got op tod went disconso lately to bed. The next day my sister in law came to tee me. At usual she hid plenty of suggestions to make to Mrs. Smith, which that lady received in tilence, but with a peculiar twiukle'io ber eyes. At leDglb Mrs. Ui.bop followed in into the library. "Well Sandie," tbe retnurked, teatiog Nr. self, "since you do teem disposed to fulfill my prediction aud marry your house keeper, I suppose I may speak freely. I have thought from tb fertt she was an artful womao. 1 have no dusbt that when the cam ber the meant (t marry you. She m very attentive bow, tuVwf Cunts u b ber o wvtivut, I can see. If ny trial bIioiiM come you would finrl out who ynuf friends are." ' Mrs, Bishop was right Io this, for the trial did come, and I saw wbo aiy friend was, my own friend , I was taken very ill very early In the spring my sickness come on suddenly, I was attacked with revere headache end sharp paint io the bark. Tbe first two days Mrs. Bishop spent in assiduous care nf me, though to confess Ihe trith her attentions were unwelcome, and I would far rother have been abandoned to the tender mercies of my buoae keeper who now very rarely came into the room when my sister io law wt there. The third morning my pbysiciau pronounced my disea.se small-pox. "I wish I could stay with you. Sandie I wish I could. I fit were ouly for myself, but my children." "I would not have yon stay," I answered. "1 trust you have not endaogered yourself. Good bye sister Elizs." She went out of the room, and I turned to Mrs. Smith who was standing near. "Now you must go alfo. The doctor will And some one to nurse me, uod you. too, must look to your children." "I must look out for you. sir. My duty is here, now Live or die, 1 shall stay with yon while you Deed me." The little woman's voice was firm, and her eyes shone with a resolute light. I bad not thought she possessed so much will aud courage. "Consider," I said. "Do yon realize all the risk you run? Of loathsome disease disfig urement, perhaps a horrible death T" "I have considered all, and shall stay " Whs 1 selfish to ollow it? Perhaps to, bnt even in that hour of deadly peril. 1 who had never loved wornnn before, longed to have her at my side, to share my danger. I need not give the details nf the sickness which followed the weeks of terrible suffer ing when body and soul could scarcely cling together. 1 look back upon it, strong man as 1 am. with shivering drend. It was owing, under God, to ber that leath, who stood waiting at my pillow day after tiny, at Inft passed me hy. What u nurse she was ! vigilant, sleepless, untiring. Perhaps it was owing to her culm courage that she did not take the diseose. She seemed to be always near m, and y -t she found time to make herself look as neat and even tustuful as usual. Everything in my room, after I was able to notice anything, was in scrupulous order. Delicate flowers, as fresh and sweet as herself, bloomed on my table; a pleasant, dreamy, hnlMight filled the apartment. W bat a chungu frctn the old hoarding hotiso dnys ! 1 was thiuking of all this glorious care and tenderness, as I sat up for the first time al my window. Mary 1 had learned to call her so during my illness was out c( tbn room, but the tokens of her presence were all round me. Presently tbe came in aod sat down by my side. "Mary," 1 said, almost it.vnluntnrily, "I have been thinking I ought to thank you for saving my life. And yet I in not know as 1 urn grateful. Lil'o will not be of any vnluu unless ynu will share it. With you for my wife I could he hnppy ; hut if you cannot love me. ynu might us weli have let me go the hoard'." I had spoken as I felt, seriously nnd S'uHy, but a metry twinkle glanced in her eyes. "Su you think, now you could stand not only the children, but myjiaving loved some one else ?" "Then you heard the foolish speech, after all ? It wasn't meant for your eur. Forgive il. You are too good for me any way. I ask nothing better, if you can lore me, than to take yon-just as you are." ' Children ond all ? ' "Children and all ; I'll try to be a father to them, Heaven helping me." "1 shall be satisfied, sir, if you will be their brother, since they are my mother's children, uut mire." "And Mr. Smith is ?' ".My father. He failed in business 1 last year, through, I am happy to auy, is living ond well. I wanted to help him, but the ouly thing 1 knew was to keep bouse. It seemed u proper enough occupation for a, womau like ine. You see 1 am out very young, sir. When I found you, yoo thought me a widow with children ; 1 determined to favor thn odd mUtuke. 1 thought it would seem dignified. 1 am not Mrs. Smith though, hut simply Mury Smith, spinster, at your service, or at service iu your family, if you like tkat way of slating il better." "And you will change your title, aud retain your siluutiou 1" liur answer is do one a business but my OKU. Six weeks afterward my sister in-law was invited to my wedding. She looked surpri sed, hut she foreriore any comment, save a reminder of her prediction that M rs. Smith would conquer my prejudices agaiust widows lib incumbranced. I be laugh was against her, however, when I told her thut the futnre Mrs Sandie liishop was to go to the Byrne Ulul alter for the first time 1 have been married five years. My preju dices against children have yielded to tbe fascinations of a hold little Sandie, and a winsome little Mary, and silting by my oo peaceful fireside, 1 bless Ihe day and Prnvi deoce that first made me kuown to my house keeper. A Good Smokkhoik We lately olwer ved a well planned smokeboiisu oo tbe preiii. iset uf o good fanner, worthy of a brief description. Il was about six feet squure, the lower half buill of brick, furnished Willi an irou'lined door, aud serving as ao ash house, and pluce for the tire. Tbe upper part, about lour feel high besides thu ascent uf the roof, was made of wood. It was sepa rated from tbe lower purl by scantling joisis, a space of two oi three inches betweeo tbem, through which smoke, uud air could freely pass, but sufficient to catch any ham thut might accidentally Tall, and thus save it from the fire. The upper part at well as the lower, was entered by a door from tbe outside ; ibis upper door may he kepi lucked, except when admitting or witbdrawiug hams ; but the lower may bt left unlocked, for tbe hired man to build fires, without any danger of the contents above being sloleo, aa th thief cooiiol puss through the upeuiogs between the joials. Country Gentleman. A poor fellow who pawned bit watch, tayt be raited uiouey witb a lever. Wben duet night draw near? Wbeo T (tea) it removed, for then night i nigb. True valor brevet danger without neglect-, icg retourcet. Wheo religion' speak, reason hat ouly a right to hee. , Moments niak the buet in which years tre colored. Few people know bow to be old. Deoviog a fault duulU it. . WTKr rllnnrmtc Confederate Acoount of tbe Hatteras Fight. OFFICIAL II F POIt T tllr' MAJOR AilDRttVI The R. bel r dicers taken at Fort Hatteras have requested Commodore Stringham to for ward their reports. HAJOR AKDRRWg' RHPORT. On Board U. S. Suip Minnesota, ) September 1st, 1861. J To the Adjutant General of Xorth Carolina; Sir : ; beg leave to report that after a bombardment of three hours and twenty mi nutes, on August 29. 1801, 1 turrendered to Commodore ,s. H. Stringham, Flag Officer, and Major General Benjamiu F. Butler, Commanding United Statet forces, Fort Hat teres, at Hatteras inlet, North Carolina. In making this report I desire briefly to re late me circotnslancet attending tbe capitula tion. I arrived at Fort Hatteras oo tbe evening of the 28th of August, io company with Com. Barron. Flag Officer C. S. Navy, fn charge of the defences of Virginia and North Caroliua, and found that during the day tbe enemy bad attacked the forces under the command of Unl. Win. F. Martin, as well as Forts Clark and Hatteras, under my command, and aftei a day of most severe obd unceasing lighting, the Colonel had succeeded io concentrating all the forces within tbe walls of Fort Hatte. res. Col. Martin himself was utterly prostra ted by the duties of the day, aud after consul tation with h'm I pioposed tbat we invite Commodore Burron, an officer of great expe rience, to take the general command and di rect the succeeding operations. Commodore Birron assented, and assumed command. 1 then proceeded to examine our guns and mu nitions, and prepare the fort for tbe action of the coming morning. There were hut two gncs mounted oo tbe side next to Fort Clark, both 3'2-pouoders, and one gun on the corner oext the bar, an 8 inch shell gun. During the night I tore away a traverse on the back face of the work and brought another guo to bear iu the same di. rectinn. Che companies of my command, un der Capts. Cobdon, Lamb and Sutton, having been io uclion all tho previous day, displaying great courage end devotion, being perfectly exhausted, 1 placed the batteries iu charge of fresh troops, as follows : No. 2 end 3 of tbe channel battery under Capt. Thomas Sparrow, assisted hy his Lieuteuaots Shaw and Thomas : Nos. 4 and 5 or the same battery were under command of Lieutenant Colonel George W. Johnson, assisted by First Lieutenant Mose and Second Lienteuaut George W. Daniel ; No. G. facing tho bar, and No. 7, facing Fort Clark, were placed in charge of Major Henry A. Gillion, assisted by Lieutenants Johnston and Grimes ; No. 8, a gun mounted on naval carriage, was commanded by Lieutenant Mur (laugh, of the C. S. N , assisted by Lieuleuuut Shnrp and Midshipman Stafford. Capt. Thomas II. Sharp had command of No. I. but owing to the wrenches not titling the eccentric axles, was unable to bring it in to action. He staid by his gun during most of the engagement, but could oot lire. Thus we bad bul three guns we could bring to bear (if the enemy took op his position of tbe pre vious day), viz : is os. b, i, aud b. At 7. 40 o'cluck A . M . on the 20th, the en emy opened fire on us from the steam-frigate I "Minnesota" (43 guns), "Wabash" (43 guns), "Susqehaua"(lS gur.k). frigate "Cumberland" i (24 guns), steamer "Pawnee" (10 guns), aud I oil ...:.. I ...,.." nnn. .,,,1 ,i pift,..l hutturo of three guns erected in the saod -hills three miles east of Fori Clark. Thus yoo will tee they brought 73 guns of tbe most approved make and heaviest metal to bear on us the shells being 9 iuch, 10-inch, and 11 inch Daul gren, Paixhun, and Columbiud ; while, from the position tnkeD, we were unuble to reach them with the greatest elevation. The men of tbe channel battery were ordered to leave their guns aod protect themselves as well as possible, the council of tbe commanding offi cers having decided that it was to be an action of endurance until our reinforcements came up. After a few shots hud been "fired, and it was ascertained that we could oot much tbein. our guns caused fire, and or.rv answered the fire of the enemy occasionally, to show we bud not surrendered. The shower of shells in half an hour became literully tremendous, as we bad fulling into aud immediately around the woiks nol less, oo an average, than ten each minute, and, tbe sea being smooth, tbe tbe firing was remarkably accurate. One officer counted 28 shells as foiling so as to injure iB iu one minute, and severol others counted 20 in a minute. At a quarter of eleven o'clock a council of the officer was held, and it was determined to surrender. ! A while dug was raised, and the bring ceased ut 1 1 o'clock. Thus for three hours and twen ty minutes rort Hatteras resisted a storm of ! shells perhaps more terrible than ever fell up- on uny oilier works. Al me time tue iuum.ii ' dismounted, 4 men were redortej killed, aud i i urmitiiin i ii stierHiiowe. 11a ui unr untie v . between 2.1 und 30 badly wounded. Oue shed had fallen into the room adjoining the maga zine, and the magazine was reported oo tire. It it useless to attempt a further description. The men geoerully behaved well. Noar'y every officer, from Ihe Commodore down, wos more or less wounded, and fifty of the oou commissioLed officers and uieo, who would nol repirt to the surgeon. Lieut. J. L. Johnston, Company K, Seventh Il-glilii tit. fired the lust shot at the enemy, and raised the (lag uf truce ou tbe buuiu proof. The details of the capitulation were ar. ranged oo the flag ship M inoesoto., by which we laid down our arms, und marched out pri soners nf war. 1 desire especially to speak of the conduct of the ofliceis and meu at the uuval guu, who fired frequently lo try the range. Lieutenant Murdaiigh was badly wounded, Lieut. Sharp w as knocked dowu by o shell, which passed through the parapet nenr his head, end bio't the blood from his right ear aud cheek in considerable quantity, killing a tnau al his side, aud at the tame lime knocking dowu aud covering Col. J. A. J. Bradford with eorlh Midshipman Stafford cheered on trie uiec, ua- having io Ihe most gallant manner. Aftur the fall ol Lieutenant Murdaiigh, his men bore bini to the Commodore' boat and be escaped. 1 am, very truly and respectfully, your, W. S. ii Akdhkws, Muj ir, Ac. Ao exchange give the substance ofthe verdict of a recent coroner' ' jury ua . man who died ioad.te of inebnaiiou. "Death caused by banging round ruui shop." During aa examination a wedical ludent being asked " W lieu does mortificatioo eusu ?" ba replied, "Wbeu yoo pop the question, aud art auswersd 'no.' " A lie alwayt needs a truth for a handle to it. The worst lies are thus whoa baadU it true aud a hue Wad U . ifavmcrs' gcprlnunt. Packing Butter. M.'ssRt Editors i I cheerfully comply with your request in giving snub informalroii in relatioo to packing and keeping butler through the summer season as 1 am compe. tent to do, giving ynu tbe method thut ba proved to be most successful with us I 1. In the first place you ask in regard to the churoing ; we use dog power, having thn temperature in worm westber about 65 degress Fab, which givet the batter a good solid consistency. 2. When tbe butter comes, it ft removed aod washed with cold ice water ootil tbe buttermilk it all removed. 3. It is then tailed, about one etnee of salt to a pound of bulter. worked io tbor. oughly, and set in a cool place for twenty four hours, wbeo it it worked, just tufficieot to remove all tbe buttermilk. 4 It is then packed io tbe firkin, aod cov ered tight so as to exclude the air. 5 When the firkin is filled, tbeo put a cloth over the batter, put oo a good covering of salt, and then pour oo water, which make a brine. We keep it tbut covered until it goes to market, it being tbe only wuj we could ever keep a dairy perfectly tweet through the season. These rules strictly observed, I will war rant never to fail, if the bulter is properly made. We ose good white onk firkins. Before potting in the butter fill the firkins with cold water to soak three or Your days A handful of salt thrown In will muke tbem all the better. When we get ready to put the but ter io the firkin, we rub the inside all over thoroughly witb salt, which forms a briuo between the firkin aud butter. All the sail used about butter in toy form should be good dairy salt. Good eott water is also essential, at hard limy water is very obje:tionahle. If what I have wrilleu io this short letter is not sufficiently comprehensive, let me know and 1 will give you a oiore comprehensive and detailed statement witb regard to any particulars that you may wish to inquirx about as it always affords me pleasure tj commonicbte to others anything in tbe line of agricultural pursuits that may be advanta geous to tbem. John Shuttuck, in Country Gentleman. Gathering and Keeping Apples, lo order to secure soundness and preser vation, it is indispensably necessary tbat tbo fruit should be gathered by rrand. For winter fruit thu gatboriug is delayed es long at possible, avoiding severe frosts, and tbe must successtul practice with our extensjve orcburdistt is to pluce the good fruit directly iu a careful manner, in new, tight floor bar- rei3, as soon as gathered ftom the tree. 1 bese barrels should be gently shaken while filliug, and the bead closely pressed in; they are then placed iu a cool, shady expo- tore under a shed open to the air, or on tbe oortb side of a building, protected by n covering of boards over tbe top, where they remain lor a lorlnight, or uotil the cold becomes too severe when they are carefully transferred to a cool, dry cellar, io which air can b? Admitted occasionally io brisk: weatner A cellar for this purpose, eboald be dug in dry gravelly or fuody toil ; with if possible slope to the north, or, at any rate, with open ings oo the north tide for tbe admission of air very rarely io weather not excessively cold. Here tbe barrels should be placed oo tiers on their sides, ond tbe cellar should be kept as dark as possible. In such a cellar, one of tbe largest apple growers in Dutchess county is able to keep the Greening apple, wnicb, iu the fruit room usually decays in January until tbe first of April, io the freshest and finest condition. Some persons place a layer of clean rye straw between every layer of apples, wbeo packing them io barrels. Downing Ci rk for Potato Disease The London 7't'mts publishes n list of remedies for tbe potato disease. The moat efficacious j one discovered by "O., of Hornsey," which con sists in pressing down tbe baulm thus : "He set his potutoes in a double row io stead of single, tbe two rowt occupying foot io width, witb a foot of vacant space; outside each row. They were planted on Ihe level, and hoed up at tbe usual time. Now comes the important step. Wheo the haulm had reached its full growth, about tbe 1st of July, he turned it over right aud left towards the vacant spaces, by adding earth between the rows aod pressing down the haulm, bo as to drive il from the erect position, aud allow tbe rain, instead of descending lo the roots, to run off upon the vacuut space." Nol oue iu a hundred per kbud. i r r t n t $ A- r v-e"y . A Good Wintkr Soap. Tbe ingredient are ; Oue ouuca of borax, eight quart of water, two poundt of common browo soup. Pul the borax igto eight quarts of Water, aod let it come to boil ; tbeu cut tbe comuioo browo soap iulo Ibio slices, throw it loto Ihe mixture, aud wbeu all is dissolved, pour it iul i vessels, aud allow it to become cool. After the soap it added, it will require about twetity nnuuie lo boil. The eveuing previ ous to washing your clotbet, put oue pint of tbe Boap tutu five galloon of water, let your clothe soak in tbit preparation uutil tbe uexl uiorning ; theu simply wash tbem out, and bang them up to dry. By using ibie soup, p.iinl uiay be cleansed with little labor, aod wit hum the use of a brush. It it a val uable winter hoop, because il heals, iustead uf producing ebupped bands. Mkltkd Ucttkk Tbit simple luxury, owing to ignorance or cairletsnest io makiog, is often anything lather thao a luxury. First, be particular lo have a particular to have au exceedingly clean taut-e pao. Put into it iu the proportion, of a small t.acupfull of water, two ounces of butter, aud a largo leatpooofull of flour. The flour should be mixud tuioibly with lb cold liquid before it it pot near the (lie, and if the mixture it allowed to stsud an hour before melting, to oiucb tbe better bul it most not be pel near tbe lire until it it really to be melted. Wbeu once npou the fire, keep it stirred, or move il by occasional) tbaking th tauce-pan ; but use the utmost caution to ttir or tb.k il to that tbe liquid should alwayt go around to tbe tenet pao io the same w.y ; if It some times btovea to the right then to the left, it will be oiled, and then the best tbiog tu do it to throw it away. A little cream or good milk, way ba used instead uf pari of th at.r, au.1 viK he found ao ioipiuvcment.