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SXJJSTBXTR"5r, WILL attend to the eolleotion of ail kinds of cluims, iuoluding Back Pay, Bounty and Pen sions. api. 1, flg JACOB SHIPMAN, .FIRE AND.LIFB INSUBANCE AGENT SUKBUKT PENN'A. nKP-niSEHTS Tarmers Mutunl Fire Insurance Co., York Pa., Cumberland Valley Mutual Protection Co., Kow Vork Jtutual Life, Girard Life of Phil'a. Hart ford Conn. Goncrnl Accidents. Sunbury, April 7, ly. Dr. CHAS. ARTHUR, )omcropatIjic ftfjfisfrian. 'araduate of tho Homccopalhio Medical College of Pennsylvania. Office, Market Equare opposite the Court House Kl'NIiUKT, PA. March 81,lHfl. JOHN B0WEM, WVl BEESIIOLTX. Bowen & Seesholtz, WHOLESALE RETAIL DEALERS in every variety of ANTHRACITE COAL, J. Huns A Co's Lower Wharf, Kunbury, lu Orders solicited and filled with promptness and despatch. Sunbuiy, June 2, 186. ATTORNEY AT LAW, SUN BURY, Northumberland County, Pa OFFICE in East end of Weaver's Tavern, Market Stroct. All business entrusted to hiui will be careful y and punctually attended to. Consultation in the Eng lish and Uerman languages. ttanbury, April d. JhtlS. AMBROTYPE AND PHOTOGRAPH. GALLERY. Corner Market A Fuwn Street, SUNBLUY, Pa. j S. BYEULY, Pmopriktok, Photogrnjih. Ambrotypes asd Mclainotypes taken the best style of the nrL npl. 7, ly J R. HIIi BUSH SURVEYOR AND CONVEYANCER AND JUSTICE OF THE PEA CE. MiiIkiiioi, NortliMitlterhuid County, PeutSa Office in Jackson township. Engagements can bo made by letter, directed to tho above address. All business entrusted to his care, will be promptly uttended lo. April 22, 18B8. ly V. M. Rockefeller. Lloyd T. Roiirbach. ROCKEFELLER & R0HRBACH. SI .Mil KV, PESXU. "vFFICK the siuiic that has been heretofore occu- J pied by Win. M. Rockefeller, Esq., nvurly op- j iusite tho residence of Judge Jordan. I Sunbury, July 1, lsiio. ly j ti. W. .IKOLEll. L. H. CASE ; SIEGL2CE. & CASE, ATT011NEYS AT LAW, SUNBURY, PENNSYLVANIA. I'olleotions and nil Professional business promptly I tended to in the Courts of Northumberland anil vl joining Counties. -Also, special attention paid to tho Collection I Pensions, Bounties and Back Pay for Widows rpbiin und Soldiers Sunbury, March 18, 1S(55. " a i7 ii.-M an s i:k, i tlornor lit SUNBURY, PA X t'ullectioiis alti'iidcd to in the counties of Nnr uinberland. Union, Snyder, Montour, Columbia d Lyeoiniug. llEFRRKNCES. 'Ion. John M. Reed, Philadelphia, . O. Outtcll 4 Co., " Ion. Win. A. Porter, " Iorton McMicliacI, Esq.. " 1 Keteham t Co., 289 Pearl Street, New York. obn W. Ashinoad, Attorney at Law, " iattbews Cox, Attorneys at Law, " anbury, March 2'J, 18B2. WHOLESALE AN1 RETAIL DEALER in o ery vuriety of VNTIIRACITE COAL, Upper Wharf, SUNBURY, Penn'a. '-Orders solicited and filled with promptness and ( tea. bury, Mav 12, 1866. y e. o. aoBiisr, . - I i-nry anil l'oiinelloi- at Iim, JONVILLE, CCOPER CO .MISSOURI. I.L pay taxes on lands in any part of tho State. Buy and sell real Estate, and all other i entrusted to him will receive prompt attcn- 8, 1S65 octJ5, '61. lilt, i:. . LLIILKY, SICIAN AND SURGEON NORTHUMBERLAND, PA. .,1'MLKY has opened an office in Northum and offers his services to the people of that d the adjoining townsLips. Office next door oott'a Shoe Store, whore ha can l'eond at all imborland August 19, 1865. FISHBH'S NTG & LODGING HOUSE! v Htrpsi .orlU oftlie Iepot, SI .Mil ItY, PA, LS AT ALL HOURS, DAY AND NIGHT y, Jan. 20, 1866. JEREMIAH SNYDER, ncy V I'oiiMBtllor ut I Jiv. hi .Itl 1IY, 1A. trict Attorney lor 1 or Ilium. 1 County. March 81, li)6 :.v y and Counnellor at luw. ith side of Market street, four doon wost of Eyster store, 3TTNB"CJR"5r. PA id promptly to all professional business i Lis care, the eolleotion of claims in land and the adjoining counties. AprilJ 1866. s. Wilder, BTTIIjIDEjR., !URY y, llrUU and t'arpralcr '.xt-utuliiiK und llfpairiag. tiou done in the most modern styles and auuor at abort notict, and at pricee to 'cb. 17, 1866. j OB O: BBOZ CHANT TAILOR, . , And Dealer in . DASSIMERKS, VESTING, &c. Uett, noutb orWwrer'e .Hotel, TJB "S, P A.. m. . I bllOES for l.OO. att W.W.APey'- .;mitu o:uv;:.-' I ) PUBLISHED EVEKY SATURDAY MORNING, BY NEW SERIES, VOL. 2, NO. Bricklayer and Builder, Market Street, 4 doon East of Third St., S XT 3NT BUR 5T , PENN'A. 1. II. All Jobbing promptly at lend to. Sunbury, June 2, 1806. taxlohin a J. F. SCHAFFER, RESPECTFULLY informs the citizens of SUN BUUV and vicinity, that he has opened a Tailoring Shop, the room over Fams worth's Grooery, oppoBito the Cental Hotel, Sunbury, where he is ready to make op garments of all kinds in the latest style and best workmanlike manner. Having had experience in the business for a num bor of years be hopes to render general satisfaction Custom work is respectfully solicited. J. F. SCHAFFER,. Sunbury, May 13,1865. ly GEO. C. WELKKR & SON, FIRE & LIFE INSURANCE AGENCY, Office, Market Street, SUNBURY, PA. Risks taken in First Class Stock and Mutual Compa nies. Capital Represented 1 1, 000,000. Sunbnry, May 12, 1866. y COAL! COAL!! COAL!!! GRANT Ss BROTHER, hlppcm Jk. WlioleMiUc & ltetail Dviilcrn In WIIlTi: &. Hi:il A. It COAI,, in evory variety. Solo Agents, westward, of the Celebrated Henry Clay Coal. Lower Wharf, SrNnunv, Pa. Sunbury, Jan. 13, 1866. Washington House. SAMUEL SNYDER, on 'OBITE TI1G NKW COURT 1IOLSK, SUNBURY, PA. , "111 I IS popular nnd coinforl.ible Hotel bus boon .1 fittea up in superior order for the accommoda tion of Slrangcrs, Travellers, nnd the public gener ally. No effort will be spared by the Proprietor to make it a favorite resort and a pleasant home for every guest His table, bis bar, and the lung ex perience of the proprietor, warrant him in anticipa ting a liberal share of public patronage. Extensivo stables, and every dusirablo conve nience. Sunbury, April 7, 186S. ly JOHN WILVJER, BOOT Sz SHOE MANUFACTURER, One door East of Friling's Store, Market Square SUNBURY, PENN'A. RESPECTFULLY informs the cititens of Sunbury nnd vicinity, thut be is prepared to manufac ture to ordor all kinds of BOOTS A SHOES, at tho shortest notice and in tho best workmanlike manner, of tho best material and at the lowest Cash prices. Ho hopes to receive a full share of patronage. Sunbury, Juno 2, 1SU6. Norlliwii (Vntral Knihvay, FOUR TRAINS DAILY to and from Baltimore mid Washington city. THREE TRAINS DAILY to and from tho North and West Branch Snsquolluiina, Elinira, and all of Northern New York. ON and after MONDAY, MAY 21st, 1866, tho Passenger Trains of tho Northern Central Railway will run as follows : SOUTHWARD. I Mail Train, leuvcs Kluiira j " llarrisburg, ' arr. at Baltimore, i Eluiira Express leaves Kluiira, ( " llarrisburg, arr at Baltimore, 1 Fust Lino, leaves llarrisburg, arr at Baltimore, llarrisburg Accoui. leaves llarrisburg, arr at Baltimore, Eric Express leaves Erie, 4.45 p. m. l .'ii p. in. b.'M p. ui. 5.3(1 p lu. 2.50 am. 7 00 a m 8 45 p m 12 30 p in 5 05 p m J 37 p m 4 45 p in 8 33 a in arr at llarrisburg, NORTHWARD. Mail Truin loaves Bnltimure 9 15 am " llarrisburg, 2 (15 p m arr at Eluiira, 10 45 p ui Eluiira Express leaves Baltimore, 9 45 p m " llarrisburg, 2 05 a m arr at Eluiira, 1135am Fast Line, leaves Baltimore, 12 10 p in arr at llarrisburg, S ill pa Erie Mail arr at Baltimore, 7 20 p m llarrisburg, 12 00 a ni arr at Erie. 6 55 p m Eric Express, leaves llarrisburg 4 10 p m arr at Erie 9 30 a in llarrisburg Acc, leaves York, 7 10 a m ' arr at llarrisburg 8 40 a m Erie Express North and Harrisburg Accomtnoda tion South run daily, except Sundays. Elinira Ex press North daily, and South duily, except ib'unduys Fast Lino North and llarrisburg Accommodation North arrive daily, except Sundavs. Klniira Ex. press North arrives and Fast Line South leaves daily muii iNorin anu &ouin runs uaiiy, except eunuayg, J.rie express rxiulb arrives ually, except Mondays For further information apply at tho Ticket Ofbce in tlie l'ouusvlvania Railroad Depot, For further information apply at tho Oflioe I. N. DuBARRY (Jon. Supt. 1HOW. lMiIIndelpHlu Sc lwoo. lrie ltullroad. THIS great line traverses the Northern and North west counties of Pennsylvania to tho city of Erie on Lake Erie. It has been leased aud U operated by the Pennsyl vania Railroad Company. Time of Passenger trains at Sunbury, Leave Eastward. Erie Mail Train, 11.45 p. m. Erie Express Train, 5.55 am. Elmira Mail Train, 10.35 a in. Leave Westward. Erie Mail Train, 4.50 am. Erie Express Train, 6.45 pm. Elmira Mail Train, 4.45 p.m. Passenger ears run through on the Erie Mail and Express Trains without change both ways between Philadelphia and Erie. Ssw Work Connection. Leave New York at V.00 a in, arrive at Erie 9.30 a. m. Leave Erie at 4.45 p in., arrive at New York 4 10 p. m. ELEGANT SLEEPING CARS on all Niht Trains. . For information respecting Passenger business apply at Cor. 30tb and Market St., Philadelphia. And for Freight business of the Company 's Agonta, S. B. Kingston, Jr., Cor. 13tb aud Market St., Philadelphia. J. W. Hevnolds, Erie. William Brown, Agent N. C. R. R., Baltimore. II. 11. Houston, Oen'l Freight Agt. Phllada. U W. OWIMMKB, Oen'l Ticket Ag't , Thllada. A. L. TYLER, Oen'l Manager, Willlamsport. June 2, 1866. I.uckun unuu V Itloomttburi; Hail roud. ON and after Nov 27th, 1805, rauengot Trains wui run as miiows : .... . SOUTHWARD. A.M. 6.50 6.55 9 15 - 9 50 P. M. 10.05 11.15 P. M. 460 , 6.20 8.53 9 30 10 15 3 05 3.40 4 15 6.55 Leave Bcranbm, 1 " Kingston, ' Rupert, Danville, Arr. Northumberland 10 30 NORTHWARD Leave Northumberland, 8.00 t- DaaviUo, . 8 40 " Rupert, 15 ' - Kingston, ' ' 8 3 Arr. at Kuranlnn. a. 44 A. M 8.30 95 8.10 Trains leaving Kingston at 8.30 A. M for Scran ton, oo nn oct with Train arriving at New York at a 20 Leaving Northumberland at b 00 A. 41 and k lags ton 2 30 P. M. oonuect with tie Train arriving at New York at 10.55 J. M. , ... Puss UK us taking Train South from Eoranton at 5 50 A. M. Via Northumberland, leaoh Uarriaburg 13 SO V. M., Baltimore 5.30 r. M , wasntngton iu P0 r. M via Rupert reach Philadelphia at 7 00 p. ni U. A- fviva, pup i, ' ' Kingston, Hay. z, TT "T""T " if ' i I 41. POETIC A L. ' From the Atlantlo Monthly, for July.j THE DEATH OF SLAVERY. BY WILLIAM COLLKK BBTAHT. 0 thou great Wrong, that, through the alow-paced years. Didst hold thy millions fettered, and didst wield The scourge that drove the laborer to the field, And looked with atony eye on human tears, Thy erucl reign is o'er ; Tby bondmen crouch no moro In terror at the menaoe of thine eye ; For he who marks the bounds of guilty power, Long suffering, hath heard the oaptive's ory, And touched his shackles at the appointed hour, And lo ! they fall ; and be whoso limbs they galled Stands in his native manhood, disenthralled. A shout of joy from the redeemed is sent ; Ton thousand hamlets swell the hymn of thanks ; Our rivers roll exulting, and their banks Send up hosannas to the firmament. Fields, where the bondman's toil No mere shall trench the soil, Seem now to bask in a serener day ; Tho inoadow birds sing sweeter, and the airs Of heaven with more caressing softness play, Welcoming man to liborty like theirs. A glory crowns the land from sea to sea, For the great land and all its coasts are free. Within that land wort tbou enthroned of late, And they by whom the nation's laws were made, And they who filled its judgment-scats, obeyed Thy mandate, rigid as the will of fate. Fierce men at thy right hand, With gesture of command, tiave forth the word that none might daro gainsay ; And grave and reverend ones, who loved thee not, Shrank from thy presence and in blank dismay, Choked down, unuttored, the rebellions thought ; While meaner cowards, mineled with thy train, Proved, from tho book of Uod, thy right to reign. Great as thou wert, and feared from shore to shore, The wrath of God o'ertook thee in tby pride ; Thou sitt'st a ghastly shadow ; Tby once strong arms bang nerveles evormore. And they who quailed but now Before thv lowering brow Dcvoto thy memory to scorn and shame, And scoff at the pale powerless thing thou art. And they who ruled in thine imperial name, Subdued, and standing sullenly apart, Scowl at the hands that overthrew thy reign, And shattered at a blow the prisoner's chain. Well wns tby doom deserved ; thou didst not spare Life's tendcrest tics, but cruelly didst part Husband and wifo. and from the mother's heart Did wrest her children, deaf to shriek and prayer ; i ii j luuvr mir utnjuiuu The haunt of guilty shamo ; Thy lash dropped blood ; the murderer at thy side Showed bis red hands, nor feared the vengeanoe due. Thou didst sow earth with crimes, nnd, far and wido, A harvest of uncounted misorics grew, Until the messuro of tby sins at lost Was full, and then tho avenging bolt wag east. Go, then, accursed of God, and take thy place With baleful memories of the older tirao, With many a wasting pest, and nameless crime, And bloody war that thinned the human race ; With the Black Death, whose way Through wailing cities lay, Worship of Moloch, tyrannies that built Tho pyramids, and cruel creeds that taught To avenge a fancied guilt by deeper guilt Death at the stake to those that held them not. Lo, the foul phantoms, silent in the gloom Of tho flown ages, part to yield thoe room. I see the better years that hasten by, Carry thee back into the shadowy past, Where, in tho dusty spaces, void and vast, The graves of thoso with whom thou hast murdered lie, Tho slave-pen through whose door Tby victims pass no more, Is there, and thcro shall the grim block remain At which the slave was sold ; while at thy fect fccourges and engines of restraint and pain Moulder and rust by thine eternal seat. There, 'mid the symbols that proclaim thy crimes, Dwell thou, a warning to the coming times. TALES & SKETCHES. xiik two vai,i:.vit:i:s. On the evening of the 13th of February, 1850, two young men sat in a comfortably furnished room in a New York boarding house. A bright fire glowed in the grate, well chosen engravings adorned the walls aud a bright light was diifused about the room Irom an Argand burner. Let me introduce tho occupants of the apartment ns Tom Stacy aud John Wilbur, young men of twenty-five or thereabouts, wlio were known m the busiuess circles as Stacy & Wilbur, retuil dry goods dealers, No. Broadway. They had not been in business lon', but were already doing unu- sally well. They had taken apartments to gether, one of which is now prcscntod to the readers. "Had it occurred to vou, Wilbur," asked his partner, removing his cigar and knock ing away the ashes, "that to-morrow is St. Valentine's Day !" " les, I thought of it tins afternoon, as I was walking up from the store." "ho did 1, and to some purpose, too, as I will show you." Tom Stacy went to a drawer, and drew out a gorgeous Valentine, an cluborato com bination of hearts, doves, etc. "What do you think I gave for that V he asked. "I don't know, I'm sure. It appears to be very clegaut." "It cost mo ten dollars." "Whew!" whistledWilbur. "It strikes me you are either very extravagant or very devoted. May I know what fair damsel is to bo made glad by the receipt of this ele gant missive " "That's my secret," said Tom laughing. "I don't mind telling you, however. It's to go to Kdith Castle ton !" "I presume you feel particularly interested in the young lady ?" "Not at all. But I told her I would send her a Valentine, et la volo 1 Shan't you con form to the custom of tho day ?" "I had not thought of it," said John, thoughtfully, "but I believe I will." "And what fair lady shall you select as tho recipient ?" "You remember the poor seamstress who occupies an attic in the house." "Yes, I have met her on tho steps two or three times." "She looks as if times were hard with her I think I will send her a Valentine." "And what good do you think it will do her J" asked Stacy, in surprise. "Wait till you see tho kind of Valentine I will send." Wilbcr went to his desk, and taking out a sheet of paper, drew from hisport-mounie a ten-dollar bill, wrapped it in the paper on which ho had previously written "From St Valentine," and placed the whole in an en velope. " - - - "There," said he, "my Valentino baa cost as much aa yours, and I venture to say it will be as welcome." -' "You are right. I wish now I had not bought this costly triUlo. , However, as it is purchased, I will send it." The next day dawned clear and frosty, It waa lively enough for thoae who . aat by comfortable firea aud . dined at luxurious tables, but for the poor who thared nn of these advantage, it was indeed a bitter day. . . . , . Ia an attic room, meanly furnished, aat a young girl, pale and thin. She waa cower log over a scanty wood fire, the beat she I could fffoxd, which heated ha fooa mtfj i i .. i- a . f -.iw-a..r H. B. MASSER & CO., SATURDAY MORNING?,, JULY 21, insufficiently. She was sewing steadily, shivering from time to time, as the cold blast shook the window and found its way through the crevices. Toor child! Life had a very black aspect for her on that winter dny. She was alone in the world. There was absolutely no one on whom she could call for assistance, though she needed it sorely enough. Tho thought came to her more than once in her discomfort, "is it worth while living any longer!" But she recoiled from the sin of suicide. She might starve to death, but she would not take tho life that God had given her. Plunged in gloomy thought, she contin ued to work. All at once a stop was heard ascending the staircaso which led to her room. Then there was a knock at the door. She Arose in some surprise and opened it, thinking it must be tho landlady or one of tho servants. She was right. It was a servant. "Here's a letter for vou. that tho nost-bov just brought, Miss Morris." "A letter for me ! ' repeated Helen Mor ris, in surprise, taking it from the servant, "who can have written to me 1" "Maybe it's a Valentine, Miss," said the girl, laughing. "Vou know this is Valen tine's day. More by token, I've got two myself this morning. One's a karcktcr (caricature) so mistress calls it. Just look at it. Bridget displayed a highly embellished pictorial representation of a female hard at work at the wash tub, the cast of beauty be ing decidedly Hibernian. Helen Morris laughed absently, but did not open her letter whilo Bridget remained, a little to the disappointment of thut curious damsel. Helen slowly opened the envelope. A bank note lor ten dollars dropped from it to i the floor. Shu eagerly read the few words on the paper. "From St. Valentine." j "Heaven be praised !"' she said, folding her hands gratefully. "This sum will ena- j ble me to carry out the plan which I had in view.'" Eight years passed away. Eight years ! with their lights and shadows, their joys and sorrows. They brought with them the mer j ry voices of children, they brought with them new made graves; happiness to some, ami gnei to oiuers. Towards the last they brought the great commercial crisis of '57 when houses that seemed built upon a rock, tottered all at once to their fall. l)o not many remember that fall too well, when merchants, with anxious faces, ran from ono to another to solicit help, and met only averted faces and distrustful looks f And how was it, in that time of universal panic, with our friends Stucy & Wilbur t Up to 1857 they had been doing an excel lent business. They had gradually enlarged their operations, aud were rapidly growing ri:h, when the crat.lt came. They immediately took in sail. Both were prudcut, aud both felt that now was tho time when this quality was urgently need ed. By great efforts they had succeeded in keeping up till the 11th of February, 1858. On that morning a note of two thousand dol lars came due. This was their last peril. That surmoiiutcd, they would be uble to go on with assured confidence. But this, alas, wus the rock on which they had most apprehension. They had taxed their resources to the utmost. They had called upon their fiiends, but their friends were employed in tuking care of themselves, and the selfish policy was the one required of them. "Look out for number one," superseded tho golden rule for tho time being. As I have said, two thousand dollars were due on the 14th of February. "How much have you got toward it?" asked Wilbur, as Stucy came in at balf-past cleveu. "Three hundred and seventy-five dollars," was the dispirited reply. "Was that all you could raise V inquired his partuer, turning pale. "Are you sure you thought of everybody ?" "I've been every where. I am fagged to death," wus the weary reply ot Stacy, as he sank exhausted into a chair. "Then the crash must come,"suid Wilbur, with gloomy resignation. "I suppose it must." There was a silence. Neither felt iuclin eu to say anything. For sis months they had been struggling with the tide. They could see the shore, but in sight of it they must go down. At this moment a note was brought in by a boy. There was no postmark. Evidently he was a special messenger. It was opened at once by Mr. Wilbur, to whom it was diroctcd. It contained these few words only : "If Mr. John Wilbur will call immediate ly at No. Fifth Avenue, he will learn something to his great advantage." John Wilbur read it with surprise, and passed it to his partner. "Whut docs it mean, do you think ?" "I don't know," was the reply, "but I ad vise you to go at once." "It seems to be in feminine handwriting," said Wilbur, thoughtfully. "Yes. Don't you know any lady on Fifth Avenuo ?" "None." "Well, it is worth noticing. W'c have met with so little to our advantago lately, that it will be a refreshing variety." In five minutes John AYilbur jumped iuto a horse car, and was on his way to No. Fifth Aveuue. He walked up to tho door of a magnifi cent browu stone house and rang the bell. UHe was instantly admitted, and showu into 7tl,n ,....v. r. !..! I oiu umniii'iuuui, Dujjui uiy iiiriuancil. He did not have to wait long. An ele gantly dressed lady, scarcely thirty, entered, aud bowing, said, "you do not remember me, Mr. Wilbur !" "No, madam," said ho, in perplexity. 'Wo will waivo that, then, and proceed to business. How has your house borne the crisis in which so many of our largo firms have gone down t" Johu Wilbur smiled bitterly. ' "We have struggled successfully uutil to day," be answered. "But the end has come. Unless we can raise a certain sum of money by two o'clock, wo are ruined." '-'' "What sum will savo yon !M was the lady'a question. 1 '-r "The note due is two thousand dollars. Towards this we hare but three hundred and seventy-five." -"' - u- --- "Excuse me a moment," said the hostess. Bha leit (ha room, but quit kly returned - Therf,Hald she, handing a small strip of paper to John "Wilbur, ia my check for two Uiouaand dollars. - You oau repay it at your convenience. I. yo would require m0re. coma to me agaia," 1 a ii"T1n"Trpi a SUNBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PENN'A. 18GG. OLD "Madam, you have saved us," exclaimed Wilbur, springing to his feet iu deliKht "What can have inspired yon in such a be nevolent interest in our prosperity J" "Do you remember, Mr. Wilbur," said the lady, "a certain Valentine containing a ten dollar note, which you sent to a young girl opcupjiug an attic in your lodgiug house eight years since ?" "I do distinctly. I bavo often wondered what became of tho young girl. I thiuk her name wus Helen Morris." "She Btaiuls before you," was tho quiet response. "You Helen Morris !" exclaimed Wilbur, starting in amazement. "You, surrounded with luxury 1" "No wonder you are surprised. Life has strange contrasts. The money which you sent me seemed to have come from God. I was on the brink of despair, and made ap plication for the post of companion to a wealthy '.adv. I fortunatelv obtained it. I had been with her but two years when a gentleman in her circlo, immensely wealthy, offered mo his hand in marriage. I esteemed him. He was satisfied, and with that I married him, A year since he died, leaving me tins uouse ana an immcuso lortune. I have never forgotten you, having accidently learned that my timely succor cauio from you. I resolved, if ever fortune put it in my power, I would befriend you as you befriend ed me. That time has come. I have paid tho first installment of my debt. Helen Eustace remembers the obligations of Helen Morris." John Wilbur advanced and' respectfully took her hand. "You have nobly repaid me," he said. "'Will you also award me tho privilege of occasionally calling upon you?" "I shall be most happy," said Mrs. Eus tice, cordially. John took a hurried leave, and returned to his store as the clock struck one. He showed his delighted partner the check. which he had just received. "I haven't time to expluin," he said; "this must at once be enshed." Two o'clock came and the firm was saved saved from their last peril. Henceforth they met nothing but prosperous gales. What more? Helen Eustace has again changed her name. She is now Helen Wilbur, nnd her husband now lives at No., Fifth Avenue. And all this came of a Valentine. MISCELLANEOUS. "'A CiiypMy Idlvor-c-e. A writer on tho habits of tho gypsies gives tho following account of the ceremo nies of divorce. He says : Divorce is common. It is performed over the body of a horse, which is sacrificed for tho occasion. The ceremony must take place, if possible, "when the sun is at its height." All the parties concerned in it carry long staves in their hands. A horse without blemish is led forth, and a member of the company is chosen by lot to act as priest on the occasion. He walks round the animal several times, repeating the names of all the persons in whoso possession it bus been, and extolling its raro qualities. It is then let loose, and several gypsies set off in pursuit of it. If it is wild and intractable, leups ditches, kicks nnd will not ullow itself to be easily caught, the guilt of the woman is looked upon ns enormous ; but if it is tame ind docile, her crimes nro thought to be less heinous, ami tho death of the horse ij sufficient to wash them away. But sometimes both woman and horse used to bo sacrificed together. Tho individuals who catch the horse bring it before the priest. They repeat to him all the faults and tricks it has committed, lay ing the whole of the crime of which the wo man is supposed to havo been guilty to its charge, ami upbraiding und scolding tho dumb creature, in an angry manner, for its conduct. They bring, as it were, an accu sation agaiust it, and plead for its condemna tion. When this part of tho trial is finished, tho priest takes a large knife and thrusts it into the heart of the horse, nnd its blood is allowed to flow upou tho ground till lifo is extinct. The dead ar.iranl is now stretched out upon tho ground. The husband now takes his stand on one side of it nnd tho wife on the other, and, 'holding each other by the hand, repeat certain appropriate sen tences in tho gypsy language. They then quit hold of each other, and walk three times around tho body of tho horse, con trariwise, passing and crossing each other at certain points as they proceed in opposite directions. At certain parts of the animal (the corners of the horse, was tho gypsy's expression), such as the hind and four fect, the shoulders and haunches, the head and tail, the parties halt and face each other, aud again repeat sentences in their own speech at each time they halt. Tho two last stops they make in their circuit round the sacrifice are at the head and tail. At tho head, they again faco each other and speak ; and lastly, at the tail, they again con front each other, utter some more gypsy ex pressions, shake hands, and finally part, the one going north, tho other south, never again to be uuited in this life. Immediately after tho separation takes place the woman receives a token, which is made of cast iron, about an inch aud a half square, with a murk upon it resembling the Roman character T. After tho mnrriugo has been dissolved, and the woman dismissed from the sacrifice, the heart of the horse is then taken out aud roasted with lire, then sprinkled with vinegar or brandy, and eaten by the husbnud and friends then present ; the femule not being allowed to join in this part of tho ceremony. Tho body of the horse, skin and everything about it, except the heart, is buried on the spot ; and years after tho ceremony has taken place tho husband and his friends visit the grave of tho animal, to seo whether it has been disturbed. At these visits they walk round about tho grave, with much grief and mourning. The husband may take another wifo when ever he pleases, but tho female is never per mitted to marry again. The token, or rath er bill of divorce which sho receives, must never be from about her person. If she loses it, or attempts to pass herself off as a woman never before married, she becomes liablo to the punishment of doath. In the event of her breaking this law, a council of the chiefs is held upon her conduct, and her fate is. decided by a majority of the mem bers, and, if she is to sutler death, her sen (enee must be confirmed by the king or piiucpal leader. The culprit is then tied to astaka with an iron chaiu, and then cud galled to dcaiu. The executioneis do not extinguish liu at ona beating, but leave the unhappy woman for a little while and re turn to her, and at last complete their work by dispatching her oo the spot. . ' " ' i " The Atlanta, Ga., people are endeavoring to build aa opera bouse, to cost (70,000. SERIES, VOL. 2G, NO. 41. Olden Time Kngllxh Jtlnrrl-igeN. In tho 16th century, according to Mr Burns' history, marriages were frequently solemnized in a funny way. The following extracts of a parson's pocket-diary will tell in what respect: "Oeo. Grant and Ann Gordon, bachelor nnd spinster, stole my clothes brush ; another couple bad before stolo a silver spoon." I . , i.ui) who uctcu as common I husbands " wl, lor R fue ,nurri(!tl W0Ulcn jn (lent, an th.l 41 ... :, V ""-y couia pienu a convcrture; tlie tellows foregoing ail claims against their wives. " "John Ferren, Gent., sen., of St. Andrews, Ilnlborn, br., to Deborah Nolans, ditto, sp. The supposed John Ferren was discover ed, after the ceremony, to bo in person a wo mau "no doubt to .free Deborah from her debts, had to avoid tho common husband This trick was frequently played, sometimes for the reason nniiiml ami (mr ,,ii jok(j ..-.-v...., 3U Tho fees wcro sometimes compounded for by silver buttons, worth 2s., and a ring of smnll value. "Lydia Collet and Richard Turner, brought by Mrs. Crooks, behaved vilely, and attetnp ted to run away with Mrs. Crooks' ring" lent, it is conjectured, to perform the cere mony. "John Ncwsam and Ann Laycock, widow --ran away with certificate, and lefta pint of wine to pay for." No doubt n suggestion of the w idow if Mr. Weller's estimate be a correct ono. One party was "married upon tick ;" and a coachman came, and was half married, nnd would give but 8. 07., and went off. On the trial of John Miller, for bigamy, it was sworn that any one might have a certificate for 2. 0d., without any ceremony of mar riage whatever. This was reducing tho busi ness to such extreme simplicity, that n new Marriage Act was passed, although Walpolo wroto against it, and many of the most dis tinguished members of the House of Com mons tittered wilder opinions than ho in opposition, and declaring that "it would shock the modesty of a young girl to have it proclaimed toYno parish that she was going to be married," nnd Charles Townsend declared "it was nnn ni' thn mnof r.,.,ni r. tcrprises against tho fair sex that ever on- tfiri.il fill. Iw,n. At 1 1 . ..v. uiu uvui , in iiiau, anu iiiui, ilia lie nromote it. lin ulimili? eyes torn out by the young women of tho uisi. uuuuiry town ne passed tnrougli" ana all because it compelled the rich heiress aud the peer's son to wait until they were of ago before they could marry whom they pleased, and rennirpil IVillu In In. fii..,l tit,.. ; A - - - . J v.. v. i . . tilllU 11IIIU3 in tho parish church before sue could be come Mrs. Giles Jolter. Inclined to bo (uurrclMoiuo. Thcro was once a little, slim built fellow, rich as a Jew, riding ulong a highway in tho Stale of Georgia, when ho overtook a inau driving a drove of hogs, by the help of a big raw-boned six foot two specimen of hu manity. Stopping before the last named individual, ho accosted him: 'I say, arc those your hogs ?' 'No, sir; I am at work by tho month.' 'What pay might you be getting, my friend ?' 'Ten dollars a mouth, and whitkey throwu in,' was the reply. Well, look here ! I'm a weak, little, in ofi'unsive man, and people are apt to impose upou mo, .d'ye see ? Now, I'll give you twenty-five dollars a month to ridu along with me and ptotect me,' said Mr. Gardner. But,' he added, 'how might you be on a fight?' . 'Never was '.icked in my life,' rejoined tho six-footer. 'Just the man I want. It is a bargain ?' queried Gardner. Six-footer ruminated. 'Twenty-five dollars ; doublo wages; noth ing to do but ride around and smash a fel low's mug occasionally, when he is sassy.' They rode along, till just at night they reached tho villago inn. Gardner immedi ately singled out tho biggest fellow in the room, and picked a fuss with him. After considerable promiscuous jawing. Gardner turned to his fighting friend and intimated that tho whipping of that man had become a sad necessity. Six-footer peeled, went in, and come out best. The second night at another hotel, the same scene was re-enacted. Ca-dncr getting in a row with the biggest man in tho place, and six-footer doing the lighting. At last, on the third day, they camo to a ferry kept by a huge, double-fistea man, who had never beeu licked in his life While crossing the river, Gardner, as usual, began to find fault and "blow." The ferry man naturally got mad, threw things around, and told his opinion of their kind. Gardner then turned to his friend aud broke tho in telligence to him "that ho was sorry, but it was absolutely uccessary to thrash the ferry mun." Six-footer nodded his head but said noth ing. It was plainly to bo seen that he did not relish the job by the way. He shrugged his shoulders, but there was no help for it. So, when they reached the shore, both strip- Eed and at it they went. I'p aud down tho ank, over the sand into the water, they fought, scratched, bit aud rollud, till at tho end of an hour the ferryman gave iu. Six footer was triumphant, but it had been rough work. Going up to his employer, he scratched his head for a moment, and then broke forth : 'Look here, Mr. Gardner, your salary sets mighty well but I'm of the opinion that your inclined to be quarrel some, liero, i vb ouiy ueen witti you luree days, and l'vo licked the three biggest men in the country ! I thiuk the firm had better dissolve; for you sec, Mr. Gardner. I'm afraid you're inclined to bo quarrelsome, aud reckon I'll draw." Irishmen are invited to step into the line of progress. The Fenians of Chicago, on the 25th, resolved that "tho Fenian Brotherhood is in tuvor ot umwriud liborty, and will sup- ort no purtv that docs not stand up for the Uerty of all men." The Senators of the Brotherhood in tho city declare that those who would preveut liberty to Ireland cannot ue its ti lends in America. We suppose, therefore, the Chicago Fenians are ound Irishmen. Thcro is nope for Ireland. - A lady died in Hartford Conn., last week, under cirtimstanccs which could hardly be accounted for by her physician. A post mortem examination was held, and In tho lower part of her body, surrounded by the intestines, was discovered eight or ten plum stones, a lot of fish bonos.some egg shells or other bard substances, which bad lodged there and formed a large ulcer, which wu the cause of ber death. The cattle decease has broken out among the buffaloes on the plains of the lied Hiver country. Cholera Las appeared at Nantaa. in Franca. and is making fearful ravages ia Holland. TEKMN OV Ab VK KT1 W I Si O The following are the rates for advertising in the Ahkrioan. Those having advertiaing to do will find it convenient for referenoe ; Siie. 1 Square,-" a .. oolumn, It. I it. lm. irn. I Urn 1 y "ti.oo.jioJrsoiJfoSfi.noJio,! 2,01)1 3,00. 4.60 6,&0 7.001 I2.( oo ft. Mil 7.001 12.00 i ,00 !10.00 ! 8.00 14.00 20.00 14.00 20.00' 35 00 i6,oo: 2J,Ut)!35,UOj 60,00 Ton liaot of tbli eiied ivna ftntnlnnY tnafcrn An. sqnn.ro. r . ' Sdi,IX,'i Ad.miP's,rators' and Exooutors' Notices, 3.1 k i V'1"" le' Owpt the usual announcement, whloh Is free,) to be paid fr at advertising rates Local Notices, Society Resolutions, 4o7. 10 oonta per lino. Advertisements f..r Religions, Charitablo and Edu cationol objects, one-half the above rates. Transient advertisements will be published nntil ordored to be discontinued, and charged accordingly. Frotcclins Tree from Worsns. The bandage system, which we were the first to suggest sorao fifteen years ago, and often referred to since, ia tho only effectual protection we have yet seen against the ope rations of tho worm in fruit trees. Wo repeat again that in not a single instance have we ever had a worm in our dwarf pear trees whero this system was properly followed. It is simply to bandage tho bottom of the trco with any kind of muslin or cloth and tie it, letting the bandage be about six inches above ground und two iuches below. It should be applied in February or as ssoq us the ground is in a fit condition to go upon. These bandages should be removed at tho end of October. As long as this is continu ed we defy the worm. The bug lays its eggs an inch or two above the ground early iu tho spring, that is as soon as tho warm days in March will admit of its coming forth from its winter qttaiters; the cgg9 are soon hatch ed by tho sun, being laid oq the sun-side of tue trunlc, and the young grub finds its way down to the soft bark beueath the soil whero it gradually works its way In. The bandago prevents both tho laying of the eggs and tho , descent ot the grub. Let doubters try it. ; One man will bandago two hundred trees in j a day. We have no doubt it will also pro , tect the peach trees in the same way. Cur- mantoien I'd. Sai.aiues. The largest salary paid any ono man in New England is received by tho agent of the Salisbury Woolen Mills, New burrport, who has lilteen thousand dollars a year. Tho lowest salary was probably re ceived by that Methodist clergyman who asserted at the Boston convention last week that his remuneration for tho first year's preaching consisted of a now hat and a bushel of apples, while at present he waa moro fortunate, his salary amounting to about twenty-five dollars a year, H.utuN ItoTHWim.D's Wine. Tho New Orleans Picayune has a Paris correspondent who, for some time past has been amusing . himself by making surveys of Baron Hoths ' child's wine cellar. Ho reports that as soon : as the Baron buys a cask of wine it is at once j bottled, and there arc no less than 24,000 bottles ot wine in the collar. 1 lie Karons servants arc allowed two casks a week, which amount they generally manage to dispose of in that timo. Charles Hess, of Cincinnati!, has invented a divan piano, which combines a bed, closets. ! writing desk, &c. It occupies no moro Sluice than a square piano, except vertically, and is intended more especially for schools. Tho modest virgin, tho prudent wife or the careful matron is much more scrviccablo in life than pctticoatod philosophers, blus tering heroines or virago queens. She who makes her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character than ladies described iu romance, whoso wholo occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes. A living frog lias been found in the centro of a solid block of marble in Springfield, Kentucky. This old stager must be about a milium years old. mora or less. He was as contented as you please end as lively as i if be had been hopping about every d?y of i his life. I W.ui and Ciioi.miA. A great German , physician is publishing, in the Augsburg , Gazette, a series of letters, iu which he takes the ground that there are such germs of dis ease in Germany at this time that if war , breaks out there will be tho most terrible ' epidemic of cholera ever witnessed. I Mrs. Lincoln has presented tho Chicago Historical Society a cane of President Lin jcoln. TUo cane is a handsome mahogany : stick, with buckhorn handle, silver mount ed. I At Springfield, Mass., a lady sent the fol- lowing voluntoer toast: "Spruce old bachc l lors, the evergreens of society." Tho Hibernin fire company of Philadelphia have resolved to visit the Paris exhibition next year. Keport says Mr. Belmont, of New Yoik, has made over two million iu gold operations uuring me last inrte nays. iti:t'iii:, A.c. KiTEiuoK II.vnvF.sT Beeu. For fifteen gallons of beer, the ingredients are 12 or i t ounces of hops, 6 quartz of molasses, and 10 eggs. Put the hops in a bag and boil in three pails of water. Pour tho water iuto a cask while hot. Then boil the hops again in two pails of moro water. Wheu this is put iuto the cask add the molasses. Then till up tho fifteen gallon cask with cold wa ter. When so cool as not to scald add tho ten eggs, without beating. Stop up tho cask close so that tbcro is no vent, lu warm weather it is usually ready to drink in three days. Jn cool weather the cask should bo put iu a warm place. When ready for use -the beer will foam and be full of life, but as it has no yeast it will never sour, at least for several months. The cask should be a strong ono. When properly made this beer will bo found a healthy and plesant beverage in warm weather. TiiE Ant Tkai As thescason is at hau l for thoso pests, tho ants, housewives and others who are troubled with them may pro bably uso the following trap to advantage : Procure a large sponge, wash it well and press it dry, which will leave the cells quitu open ; theu sprinkle over it some tine white sugar, aud place it near where the ants nru most troublesome. They will soon collect upon tho sponge aud take -up their alxHUi in the cells. It is then only uccessary to dip the sponge in scalding water, which will wash them out dead by tens of thousands. Put on moro sugar, and set the trap lor a new haul. This process will soon c ear tho house of every aunt, uncle and progeny. Si'MMta Pni'mmj. Tho last of this month aud tbo beginning of next, is the beat time to pruue with the view of produ cing fruit. All non-bearing trees and rapid growers should be subjected to a pretty se vere shortening in of the branches. It usually makes very handsome trees and they almost invariably fruit two or throe years earlier with young trees and insure an annual crop where they are not allowed to overbear. Of couiso this pruning has rcfercuco only to trees making considerable young wood. Look Afteii Yocb Gkakts.- In tho sum mer many rapidly-growing grails become so loaded wilh foliage as to break off during a storm ' and especially when coveted with water. Such grafts bhould be shortened bv clipping off one half. Others grow vuy slowly and feebly, which is frequently owing to the sprouts growing on the stock in which the grafts arc set. Kcmove these as fast as bey appear, aud the grafts will soon start .head.