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SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 25, 18(50. ; OLD SERIES, VOL. 26, NO. 4G. : .a . '' VS. ' If II IsT W 'Nfj)P-:C1 "' U IU'- " ' J'.r V. 71 V ' ' '"":r""' "" 'ndltc"1Tpi"'tfoyreferenet; - t n a n n II -n- II VVtafc,-,M,;- -; r-Tn W I i H . J A U J "' 'Tj ... .-. $i,w,$i,5j,m iumwim . kJ. U lTJJ U, JUL JL , . --;'jtXJAILU;. -vr;: f-i6H "' J- V : I .i.Kiw:..! .. . .... .. ' u..-t...i M:.-. H. H:-l ; n.n ni , ; .,,, .,:,t..j ........ . . . . ' 1 " i-tiA 14.00 2i.iiias.ini BiiVio i l 1 1 1 ; ' - " . ? m . ; - j . ... . , -H- '" " 1 ' - . . r -r-'T u. -I li 7?iTTTmT" T , : .... .. , ; : : ; : ' '" ," L ' " : " BUSINESS CARDS. Ocorsb Ilit-L, Simon P. Wolvibtoh. HILL & WOLVERTON, Attornoya nntl Conimclorw at Iftw. 8UNBTJRTT, I A. , WILL attend to the eolloction of all kinds of claims, inoluding Back Pay, Bounty and Pen sions. apl. 1, '6. JACOB SHIPMAN, FIRE Alrt LIFE INSURANCE AGENT BUNBUUV PENN'A. i ,. REPRESENTS Farmers Mutual Fire Insuranoe Oo.f Vork. Pa., Cumberland Valley Mutual Protection Co., New Vork Mutual Life.Wirard Life of Phil'si. 4 Hart ford Conn. General Accidents. . . ... . , ; Sunbury, April T, lyt ' v ; - J 'Dr7 C H A sV A R T a U R ; '. ' ?i)omccopatI)ic IJijjjstnan. 'Graduate of the Ilnmccopathio Medical College of " ' Pennsylvania. . Ofpiob, Market Square opposite the Court IIouso BUXBURT, PA. . J March 31, 1Wt6. jons own, lvi aaasnotTi!. Bowen & Seesholtz, WHOLESALE A RETAIL DEALERS in every variety of ANTHRACITE C 0 A L , J. Haas A Co's Lower Vbarf, Kunbury, I"a. Orders solicited and filled with promptness and despatch. Sunbury, June 2, 18(10. "SOLOMON M ALICK , ATTORNEY AT LAW, 8TJNBTJRY, Northumberland County, Pa, OFFICE in East end of Weaver's Tavern, Market Street. All business entrusted to him will bo careful y and punctually attended to. Consultation in the Eng lish and Gorman liingungos. 8unburyLA pril 3.1805. AMBR0TYPE AND PHOTOGRAPH Corner Market A Fawn Street, SUNBURY, Pa. S. BYEULY, Puoi'iiiCTon, . , Photograph, Amlirotypos and Meluinotypos taken in the best ityle of tho art. apl. 7, ly J. R . H 2 L BU S H BURViiYOR AND CONVEYANCER . AMD JUSTICE Ob' THE PL' A CE. Malonoij, Xorthimfterland Ciiunti, iVnn'a OITleo in Jnclison township. Engngenicnts can bo made by letter, directed tothe ubovc address. All business entmsled to liis euro, will be promptly uttcmled lo. i April 22. ISlifi.ly WX. M. llOCkEFKLLKB. l.Lovn T. Koiirbalii. ROCKEFELLER & ROHRBACH. s: itutv, iu:v.. OFFICE the same tbnthas been heretofore occu pied by Wut. M. l'orkefcllcr, Emj., nearly op )site the residence of Ju,lj,'u Jordan. Pnnlviiry. July 1, lSOi. ly ii. w. zii:; j.Eii. I.. II. CASH & CAGE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, SrXBURY, PENNSYLVANIA. Collections nnd all Professional business promptly nltemled to in tho Courts of Northumberland anil n.ljoinir.g Counties. ltf-Also, special attention paid to the Collection of l'onsions, Bounties and Back Pay for Widows Orphans und Soldiers Sunbury, March 18, 1805. Attornoy at Ijih, SUNBURY, rA. Collections attended to in the counties of Nor tliiiiiiberltuul, I'niou, Snyder, Montour, Columbia and Lycoming. KtrKllKXC'fcS. Hon. John M. Heed, Philadelphia, A. G. (laitell A Co., " Hon. Win. A. Porter. " Morion MeMichacI, Esq.. " K. Kclcham A Co., 2SK Pearl Street, New Yurk. .Iiiliu W. Ashuioad, Attorney at Law, " Matthews A Cox, Attorneys ut Law,' " Sunbury, March 2a, 1802. 1, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER . in every variety ol ) ANTHRACITE C 0 A L, Upper Wharf. BUifDURY, Fenn'a. . Orders solioitod and filled with promptness and despatch. 1 SurMayJ2,18ft. y "e. d. o-OBiisr, " Allorury and Counsellor at I-iov, BOONVILLE, COOPER CO , MISSOURI. WILL pay taxes on lands in any part of tho State. Buy and sell real Estate, and all other matters eutrusted to hiui will receive prompt atten tion. July 8, 1885. oot 14, '64. ; b. i:. i. i7ii.Mi.KV, PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON NORTHUMBERLAND, PA. DR. LUMLEY has opened an office in Northum berland, and otTers bis services to the people of that place and the adjoining townships. Olnco next door to Mr. Scott's Shoo SVorO, whero ho can found at all Jours. Northumberland August 19, 1885- PLOUR & FEED STORE WHOLESALE AW RETAIL. THE aubaoriber respectfully informs the public that he keeps constantly on band at his new WAREHOUSE, near the Shaiuokin Valley ttuilroad rDeiKit, in SUNBURY, Flour by the barrel and sacks "of all kinds of Feed by the ton ' The above is all manufactured at his own Mills, wwiii "ZV&?Am: Sunbury, ApriU, :80. JEREMIAH SNYDER, Attorney k Counsellor ut law, Nllllll llY, Pt. tlMistrlct Attorney lor orlbuiii. uerland Counly. . l..uyIarehJlIyi'i'tili-- Aiiorucv und C'Qiinaifllor at Ijiw'i Office on south ai'lo ef Market street, four doors vost ul cysior s Diure, . i ' 8TTNBURY, PA. Will attend promptly to all professional buslne entrusted to tia care, the collection of claims i Northumberland and the adjoining eountiee. Sunbury, April7, lW- t" ' 'J . , J Ji. CO T& O. ,3ECK MERCHANT TAILOR, And Dealer l - - 1 ' n nTIIS. CASS1MEHES, VESTING, i-UMU .ucet.aioutli .rWraW - ! i Hotel, i ' i ;i ' : f , -6TJ MTIB R V' ; Bricklayer, and Builder, Market Btreo. doors J.t of Third sit. , X.tt.-AU Joublugt proiunllf teji'd to- . Suubury: June J, Ibof 3EH SBMAHtt"" GEO. C. WELKER & SON, FIBD t LIFE INSUBANOB AGENCT, Office, Market Street, SUNBCRTj PA. Risks token In First Class Stock and Mutual Compa nies. Capital Represented sjli ,000,000. Sunbary, May 12, ISoO, y " 1 COAL! COAL!! COAL!! 1 GRANT 5c BROTHER, SliIppoVM Jt WliolentUe & ICctnil - . , Dealer in . ' wiirru & icui a u: OAi., ' " , In every variety. " Bole Agenta, westward, of the Celobrated Henry Clay Coal. ' v LowEn Wharf, Suhbcrt, Pa.' " ' Bunbury, Jan. IS, 18ft6. .' '; ' ' Pensions Increased ..; Tho late Act of Congress gives additional pay' to the following Pensions, vix : " ist. To those Wlio have lost the eight of both eyes, or both hands, or totally disabled so as to require con stant attendance, the sum of $25 00 per month. ' 2d To those who have lout both feet, or are totally disabled in the same so as to require constant attend ance, tho sum of $20 00. . 3d. To thoso who have lost ono hand or one foot, or are so disahlcd as to render them unable toper form manual labor $11 00 per month, and other cases In proportion. ..-...- The subscriber Is duly prepared for the Immediate procurement of those claims. S. B. BOVER, Att'y at Law. Bunbury, June 18, 1806. THE VERY LATEST ARRIVAL U Spring & Summer Goods! JOSEPH FJYSTEIt, (Sttccemteawr to John Boiren.) ' Corner of Market and Fawn Strcot, . w . , SUNBURY,. PENS' A, .L J Invites the public lo call and examino bis elegant assortment of SURUfflBR GOOOSj which he will tell at greatly reduced prices. His stock consists in part of - - . C ASSI MERE 3 CLOTHS. ScC Silks, Dcliiincs, Lawns, Ginghams. Calicoes, Muslins, .'heeling. Tickings, Jenns, and a full assortment of Cotton and Woolen goods generally. ' Hosiery, Gloves, Hoop Skirts. Al.vo Handkerchiefs, Brushes, Combs. ' Iliitv and Ciin, I toots and Sliocw, His assortment of goods will not, ho is are sure ' fail to please tho fancy and suit the wants of any dc, sirous of purchasing, liis stock of HARDWARE AND QUEENSWARE, ! and Groceries Is largo in quantity nnd choice In j quality, comprising generally everything needed in i the household either for uso or ornauicnt. I He is always ready and glud to see his friends ' and takes pleasure in showing them his goods even though no sales nre uiado. Ho only asks a call, and , is sure that the stock will com pur o favorably in I price and iiuality with tho cheapest. I JOSEPH EYSTEH, j .Sunbury, April 21L10. . - . !N E W GOODS!! J- II- ENGSL HA.S just returned from Now Vork mid Philutlul jihia, nnd ia now receiving a New Stock of Spring & Summer Goods, at a great reduction in prices. . (nenlloiiien'M Wear. Fina Black Cloth at $1.00 that used to sell at $8.00. Cassimeres, Siitinctt. Cashmeretu), Kentucky Joans, i Cottonado and Linen Panting, at reduced prices. Ladies' Dress Goods. Silk, Wool Doluincs, Mohair, Silk Btripo, Paul De Chain, Alpacca, Poulett, Eniclish and Scotch (iinglioujs, Challiea, Dclainos, Lawn, Calico and Muslins, very cheap. White Goods. Linen Dress Goods, Linen Skirting, White Toilet Quilts, llri'liaiits, Swiss Stripe, Swiss Cambric. Jao conelt, Irish Linen, Shirt Fronts, Ao. LaTios' Cloth and Flnnnel Banking, and other flannel at low prices. White Shetland Wool, Shawls, I Snl moral Skirts, Ao Skirting and the latest stylo f Hoop Skirts, very handsome aud cheap. . , , Yankee Notions in Great Variety Hosiery, Gloves, Pocket landkerchiels, Suspen ders, Neckties, Paper Collars, I'mbrellns, a good assortment of Spectacles, Coats, Spool Cotton, fancy Buttons, Trimmingt, Ac. Carpets, Floor aud Tablo Oil Cloths, brown and green Oil Cloths for windows, Gilt Shades, Fixtures for Window Blinds. Hats, Cups and Ladies' Bhakers, Hardware, Nails, Forks, Shovels, Spados, iron-tooth Garden Rakes. GROCERIES, SALT FISH. Queensware, Glassware, Boots and Shoes, Paints, Oils, Glass and Putty. School Books, and a new supply ul WALL PA PER, will be sold very cheap. All nersons desirous of ffettinff rood eoods at low prices, for canh or oountry produce, will please give uioaciiii. j. ii. nrvijr.L,. SunburyjJApril 7th, 1866. "WILUAMW. APSLEY'S Wlioletiule Boot, Shoe' and Trunk WAREHOUSE, : HIXIIIKY, 1A. ITM. W. APSLEY has just opcne.1 a NEW V V STORE in the well-known bouse of Mrs. Boul ton, In Market street, and oSeis to the citizens of Sunbury and neighboring towns, BOOTS A SHOES of tho bust quality and workmanship. He having niado arrangements wiin ursi-ciaas uanuiaoiurors to supply the best quality ef eoods. In the Wholesale Department be calls the atton- tion of Country Storekeepers to his fiue slock, which will be sola at toe lowest wboieMUe prices, mus ena bling Retail Dealers to save expense of visiting the cities te replenish their Block. in the iietaii Department ean no round uuuio, hiiur.s, jitLrsh.0, v Ai,inr.s, ao.,wuicn, in prioe, at these times, are without a parallel. , . Ibe stock of l.ad:ea Wear is superior in style and workmanship than Is usually louud in country towns embracing gems of Balmorals, splendid Congresi Uaitcrs. and tancv snoes of every kind. v . Jtr . a. also onus auenuon to uu large stoc a or Hon s wear, of latest styles, that will lit any oot wua ease auu couuuri, . y4 fossae Onei . Couae Alii. Bunbury, March loth, 1800. NEW OPENING Of Clothing, Uunt'a I'tirniHltlutf Uoods, lloota Al Masse. ; . mriR underpinned takes nleaaure in announcins: lo X I be public of Sunbary, and vicinity, that be has .i,nbi lit. .u , . . . CLOTHING STORE wita well leloctad stock of uu.ra lxit.-xisiiiAW , Ciooi I will tell at astonish in low prioos. .' . , t. I bav also atill ea hand a large slock of Boots &; Shoes, Sir Ladies, Gents and Cbildrea'S wear, which 1 ans selling off, as I Intend to give p uw uraaca n ma It will bt to the advantage Uv Cssi Boyaa to rnM a eatl.' ,1 ' 1 ' '' ' ' ' "7":. : .' 'I : g, KRONENBKH. . i 8. Gaoh' old stand, Market Square Bunbury, April T, p6o. TALES & SKETCHES. 'I just'ttista you'd tell mel" said Minnie, with the I oast perceptible pout on Iter lip. - Now Minnie was a round-cheeked, rosy little maul, with liijr blue eyes, friDged. all round with brown lashes, and a coy dimple that Sometimes come out on ' her cheek, and sometimes on : lion chin, but ; always whore you least expected it. : And more over, I fiavo no objection to impart to tho reader, in strict confidence, of course, that she was my Minnie mine, by the virtue of the diamond engagement ring that sparkled so knowingly on her plump little left hand. So of course I had the priyilogo of , tantali zing her, end I used it, too. v. ..) ' : Woman's curiosity 1" snid I, with a shrug of my shoulders, "and feminine jealousy!" ; Nonsense I" said Minnie, coloring up. "I suppose men are neither curious, or jealous either f ' ' ,,: ' .t j " i ; "Never !" quoth J, with a smild . of calm snppriority. : i .' ' ,., . ,: , . i "Then you won't tell me; Clarence,!? , i'l think, ma chare, your curiosity and the other emotion need a little discipline.'! Xow why on earth 1 wanted to be so pro yoking, I can't tull ; the natural perversity of man, most probably, for there was no other reason that I should not have told Minnie Rivers just why I was obliged to go home early that evening simply a Masonic meeting, and nothing mora important. . But I wanted to tease Minnie ; and so I, with drew into a veil of inpcnctrable mystery. She did not say a word, but turned quiet ly away, and went upstairs for the little boquct of heliotrope and geranium leaves that she generally fastened into my ' button hole before I went away. And in the very instant that she closed the door, I saw the downward flutter of a little white slip of paper from her dress. y Instinctively I stooped to pick it up ; and as I stooped, I could not avoid reading the characters inscribed thereon in a cleur, mas culine chirngraphy: "5, 11. At Mason and Dobell's. No dis appointment i lime. E. M." : J felt the crimson flush mounting to my temples in a burning curreut, as I read and ro-read the mysterious words, "E. : .31." Didn't I remember that Kverard Mason was Minnie's second cousin, nnd a provokingly handsome fellow at that ? Had I forgotten that people used to think what a "pretty couple" they would make before I stepped on to tho tajih f ". 31.," indeed 2 . Aud 1 clenched my list iuvolunlarily, as I crumpled the paper inside its grasp, ., - ..' ....... "Vhut are you looking for. Minnie?'' ,. ..' She stood with one huud resting lightly on the door-knob, glancing uneasily round the floor, while there was a guilty Hush oil her check. , ; . ,h "1 that is have you seen a little slip of paper lying about ?" "N'ol" , . I uttered tho falsehood with deliberate en I n ne88, even while the tell-tale billet lay in my hand, fin she was anxious about it, eh ? She didn't like the Idea that I should have an iusinlit into her little arrangements with "E. M." Ah ! false uud fair ull wo men wcro alike. "It must have been something very im portant," I remarked, tnalieiously, lis alio hurriedly turned over the book on the ta ble, still searching for the niiusing treasure. "I suppose I havo left it up-htuim," she suid, artfully evading a direct answer. "You are not going, Clarence?' "I am going." , "(jlood-night.'' 1 held her hand a moment in mine ; but 1 did not kiss her ns usual the iron had entered far ton deeply into my soul for thai! Iot until I was sate in my own room did open and re examine the odious little bit of paper. "3, 11." Of course the whole tiling 'was as plain as daylight; To-duy was the fourth ol the ruontli it was simply an appoint ment for the morrow, at eleven o'clock. I ground -my teeth as the truth flashed serosa my brain. "JNo disappointment fus time!" I would nave likea to challenge livoruru Mason' to mortal combat on the instant, were it not that dudllos were entirely out of fashion.' What business had he to lay down the law to my Minnie 1 Hut t hero was one comfort Jack Dobell was my old friend ; he wouldn't see me wronged, if ho could help it, and I promptly resolved to appeal to Jaek for aid and justice. I climccd at my watch, rune o clock- too lute for the Masonic meeting, and cer tainly too late to seek Mr. Dobell, who was at his country house long before this. And so 1 lighted the gas and sat down to chew tho cud of my own bitter meditations. The more I meditated on my injuries, the more furious I became, until, as the clock chimed midnight, I took my anal resolve, i "I will not be made a fool of I will cast her off, as unworthy of my love ; but first 1 will possess inyseil ot u clue to tins mys tery nnd accuso her boldly to her face." , Ho I went to M to mum nuuuy ai: night loug of mouster sheets of phospho rescent paper with "E. 31." dancing scarlet fire all over their expanse. ' "Is Mr. Dobell in 1" , : , Yes. BIr. Dobell was hr,' nnd one of tho clerks respectfully ushered me into the little private otllce where my tnenu Jack was sit ting over a voluminous pile of papers. 'Clarance Toge I bit down, old teliow. What irood wind blows vou here?" t- He drew out a big leather covered easy- chair, with a hospitable welcome, but I de clined it. , , , : . , ., .. . "Dobell, I want you to do me a great fa vor will you?". ... ...... a . n I . if I ...... I looked tip t the cloek-Ht wanted lust fifteen minutes to eleven and 1 hurriedly confided the whole storv of inv wiongs to Jack s uonest lireast. 1 11a stroked down tils red whiskers 'reflectively. ' ? "My dear fyllow, J really think you're at taching too uiufti importance to a mere in fle." i . ., , . .; , ., . "A trifle I" I bit my lip until the blood came. . "It U vcrj plain to see that ' you are not standing in any peculiar position, Do- bell.' "Shall I send for Maion 1 , Uu is in the i -1 , . i shop, I, live no douM." I 1 j 4 j "Vou will do nothing of (he sort!" i "Well, then, what is i( you require of niei'' , ."Listen. ( Bhc will lie' here, probably' at eleven, to to see .' SIiwoii, ?oul'oand lust a.Ha i" '. "'.. . . . ' I am.".. i t .. i j tua is o'..i i-i .. u i "Well!" n.-i ... ... ; Ji "Where will he probably receive her I" ,-""In thisroom, 1 eannotte." . : ' . "'Is there no place where I 'could be an unseen auditor of Uiajt txmversatloD I" ' ... "Why, there's tho wardrobe, but ! "Bay no more the yery placel" I e.Qlaioi i ..m.iw,I .i i. A .IT T 1 eu, ujuniuijiT. . - ., , , , it "Yes, but Clareuetv -srculda t it be rather a mean thing to listen to what isn't Intended for. ! your ears t" faltered, Jack, w ith some crabarraasmeat. , . . r.f, . ,ul don't care a fig whether it's ; mean, or not 1" 1 ptclaimcd, setting my teeth togeth er., f'l-am. In' no, state, of mind to split metaphysical hairs. If you are going t-p obligo, say so if not, I may as well go." "Of course the roo( is at your service, Clarence. , I'm going out, but that makes no difference. 1 hope you'll discover that you're in a mistake!" rl , I smiled bitterly. I entertained no such hopes. ., . .'. ,. ) .. ... ' .. The clock struck eleven ns Dr. Dobell took his leave; and I hurriedly ensconced myself in the wardrobe, with my head against the collar of Jack's business . coat,, and my'lower extrcmcties in a rterfuct grove of linen .dusters atu obsolete pantaloons I Altogether it was not an agreeable position. A wardrobe where w,o cat) just stand erect, wilh closed doors, on n) hot morning in the month of August, is rather too suggestive of cofHn accommodations 1 x Africa and the Sandwich Islands 1 , It was getting decidedly tropical! I wiped the dew from my glowing forehead. Why didn't Minnie come, if eIio was coming? And then 1 began to reflect orr St. Bartholomew and bis bed of hot coals, as I pushed the door a quarter of an inclj open. , Ilarkl a footstep I I jerked the door to again with an emphasis that made my prison house sway in a sadly nervous manner; but it was pnly a clerk scut .for some particular letter, nnd I. breathed freely once more that is, as freely ns it was possible to do under the circumstances. That clock must Ijavc stopped. I listened to hear its regular "tick tick," and was unwillingly compelled to believe it was still in operation. ... Shades of Fahrenheit, how hot it was ! a thermometer would certainly have stood at a hundred tn this close atmosphere! 1 was streaming with perspiration ! my huir was as wet as if I hud stood in a summer shower; but I would have cheerfully re mained there nil day to detect the monstrous conspiracy between my Minnie nnd "E. 31." Twelve o'clock 1 Minnie must have been detained. I could hear "E. M.'s" voice oc casionally in the shop proof positive that he was on band. I begun to shift my weight uneasily from one foot to the other, and feel unplcsantly conscious of a vacuum in my gastric regions. 'One o'clock ! Decidedly this was getting rather monotonous ! ,1 was inclined to be very sleepy. but it wouldn't do to yield to the blandishments of 3forpheus. If I could have indulged in a cigai 1 But my patience was not destined to go entirely unrewarded. Just as I was anxious ly waiting for the relentless clock to strike two, there was a flutter of silken garments on my ear the sound of Minnie's sweet voice.'. , , ' . "l am so sorry that I lost that' memoran dum, Kverard." (Sorry ! I heard it!) "It isn't of any conscqucuce, Minnie; we'll make it all straight." , (Would bet) "Let me sec," said Evernv.l, reflectively. "Five yards and Eleven shillings. W'hen do jou want it finished ?" "By Thursday ; its Clarence's birthday," (I pricked tip my ears attentively.) '. "I think I can promise it to yon by that time... I was very sorry lo disappoint you before, but we reully hadn't a bit of anything in the shop that was at ull appropriate for n dressing-gown. This material is elegant crimson leaves, you see, on a dawn-colored 1 ) i" ' 1 ' 'i I lllUIIU I , "Beautiful l"1 ejaculated Minnie, ccstatienl iy. "And you want it lined with crimson cord and tassels J" "Of course. How pleased Clarcnco will be !" - " ' . (If there bad been a crack in tho bottom of that wardrobe,' I must have assuredly have fallen through it, so exceedingly small did I feel.) ' - ' ' "Dear Clarence, ' went on my innocent Minnie ; "I don't think he felt very well lus.t night he was so strange and abrupt in his manner." ' 1 ' ' u ' ' ' ."Very likely," . yawned "E. 31." with a provoking indilferonce, ..."By the way, Min nie, in which direction are you going 1" "Homo, of course.. Clarence may call this afternoon." . (My devoted little darling 1 I only wish that I and the wardiobe were in the midst of the Libyan desert, or some other equally "Tlien in escort you. mooch win ie back presently, and there's no necessity for my Maying here.- Just wait half a second until 1 get my uat." i -, The blood in my veins seemed turned for a second to ice, and then aguiu to 11 What a blockhead I had been not to forsce this emergency 1 I held my breath, and cluug desperately to the inner namuo ot tne ward robe, as I felt Evcrard 3Iason' touch upon the outer. Why." soliloquized that young gentle man, in a nuzzled touo of voice, "what on earth ails this door-bundle it won't turn ?" And he eave it aa energetic wrench that defied all my efforts to impede its revolution. Tho door flew open, aud . I stood revealed among tho coat aud dusters, liko a modern edition ol one of Uclzoni ' mummies I . Hullo I" ejaculated 3Iason, staring at me in blank astonishment, while Minnie s eyes t f I 1 1 tfr grew bigger and uiucr vuau 4 uuu uucuitu u possible lor eyes 10 ue. 1 , T Vnfiw there waa no alternative but to step bravely forth and face the music, which I did accordingly. 11 "WeH," said Evcrard, rtsigueuiy, "iu like to know how you cams bote V I wain t going to lavor turn wun any ex planations; so 1 turned, soinewnat sueip ishly, to niy betrothed. "Minnie aarung-you 11 wtiua. wo vi-iy ridiculous and very abanrtfj but I conicss that-that -V-V ";,:.! - '' I courageously drew the slip of paper (mm m micket. and uluced it in her bund. " J 1 . ... .1 1 a - 1.... . I toUOd mat on Ji lur uuvi , uu night, Minnie ; it excited my curiosity, and I fancied all tort of ridiculous thiugs. So I came down here tr-r-.. . . .- f. "To hide in a waruroue, u4d -uia m nie, mischievously. "3Ian' curiosity I and to find out what 1 roeaut by coming to ee poor dear Everardman' jealousy I I didn't suppose that two sucli. emotions f mated in the masculine mind.',' '.no; I 3IinBieln I pleaded, apealingly, while that coarse wretob, Everard Mason, burst into a laugh tht jorred on my ever, nerve. "I won't tease jrou any orc, Clarence, she said, putting up her rose bud lips for a reconcillalory kis. ' ' Isn't woman always ready to forgive any fault that spring from too much devotion . k.r.irt To Minnie's credit bait spo ken, that from that day to this, I have never hnard a word .ol the wardrobe business.-- r iiin .taioa aura. I bavo been partiou lrly eareful not to mention the well-known fact, that women' lire jealous und curious, In my wife's presence. And I am writing this little confession in the identical rlnwn-colored wrapper, with crimson palm-leaves, trimmed with cord and tossc'.s to match I - . , MISCELLANEOUS. (Slump iille Iniposcil by t'en. - The following is a list of the stamp duties imposed by the new taw of Congress, which took effect ofi Wednesday, the first of Au gust. The .list, which is said to be correct, should be preserved for. reference ; , , , Ar)rtement. Other than' those mentioned in this schedule, (or any nppraisemont.) for every sheet or piece of paper on which it is written, 5 cents; appraisements of vnlue cr damage, 5 cent. " ' Hill of Efchanyci Foreign. Drawn in, but payable out of the United States, if drawn singly or otherwise than in a sett of three or more same as inland bills of exchange or promissory notes. Drawn in setts of three or more, for every bill of each sett, where the sum mado payable shall not exceed $100, or the equivalent thereof, in any foreign cur rency in which such bill may he expressed, Scents; for every additional 100, or frac tional part thereof in excess of $100, 2 cents. liill of Exchange, inland. Draft or order for the payment of any sum of money, not exceeding $100, otherwise than at sight or on demand, or promissory notes, except banknotes, and checks ; or any memoran. dum, cheek, receipt, or other written or printed evidence of an nmount of money to lie paid on demand or at n time designated, tor a sum not exceeding $100, S cents ; for every additional $100, or'fructional part in excess of $100, 5 cents. Hill of 8de. Bills of sale, by which any ship or vessel, or any part thereof, sliull be conveyed to or vested in any other person or persons, 'when the consideration shall not exceed .'jOO, stamp duty CO cents ; do., when the consideration exceeds $300 and docs not exceed $1,00(1, $1. Exceeding $1,000, for every additional amount of $."00, or frac tional part thereof, 50 cents. Personal pro perty, other than ships or vessels, 5 cents. Hill of Ltuling. For goods and merchan dise exported to frreigu ports, other than charter party, each 10 cents. Ilondt.Ql indemnity where the money ultimately recoverable thereupon is $1,000 or less, GO cents; where the penalty exceeds $1,000, for every additional $1,000 or frac tional part iu excess of $1,000, CO cents. For the due execution of the duties of any oflice, $1. Of any description other than such as may be required in legal proceed ings, or used in connection with mortgage deeds, nnd not otherwise charged iu this schedule, 25 cents. Certificate. Other than those mentioned, S cents. Certificate of Damage And nil other doc uments issued by any port wuideu or marine surveyor, 25 cents. Certificate of Deponit. For a sum not ex ceeding $100, Scents; exceeding $100, 5 cents. Certificate of Pnjilt. In any incorpora ted company, for un amount not less than $10 nor exceeding $"10, 10 cents ; from $50 to $1,000, 85 tenia; exceeding $1,000, for every additional $1,000, or fractional part thereof, 25 cents. Certificate of Stuck. In incorporated com pany, 25 cents. Charter Party. On any letter or memo randum relating to the charter of any vessel, if the, registered tonnage does not exceed 150 tons, $1 ; from 150 lo 300 tons, $3 ; from 300 to COO tons, $3 ; over 000 tons, $10. Cheek, Draft tor Ordert. For uny amount on any bank, broker, or trust company, at sight or on demand, 2 cents; fur amount exceeding $10 on uny person other than a bank, bunker or trust company, at sight or on demand, 2 cents. Cigar Light. Mado iu part of wood, wax, glass, paper or other materials, 111 par cels or packages, lcentj in packages of more than 25 and not more than CO lights, 2 cents; for every additional 25 lights, or fractional 'nrt of that number, 1 cent. ; Contract. Ciutracts, broker's uote, or memorandum of sale of any goods or mer chandise, stocks, bonds, notes of hand, for each note or mciiioraudum of sale, 10 els, Coineyanee or Deed of Grant. Where the consideration or value docs not exceed $500, 50 Cents ; from $500 to $1,000, 1 dollar ; and for every additional $500, or fractional part thereof, iu excess of $1,000, 50 cents. Entry of Coods. At custom house, not exceeding iu value $100, ,25 cents; from $100 to $500, CO cents; exceeding $500, 1 dollar; for the withdrawal of goods from bonded warehouse, 50 cents. , . Friction MateJai Or lucil'er mutches, made in part of wood, in packages of 100 or less, lcciit; when iu parcels or packages con taining more ihan 100, and not more thun 200, for each parcel or package, 2 cents, and for every additional or fruclionul purt thereof, I cent; for wax tapers, double the rates liueiu imposed upon i'l ictiou matches, 1 ccut. , . Iute. Where rent is $300, or less, 50 cents ; where the rent exceeds $300, for each additional $200, or fraction in excess of $300, 50 cents; assignment of a Waso, same stamp as original, aud additional stamp upon the value or consideration of transfer, ac cording to tho rate of on deeds. (See Con veyance.) Manifest for Entry, Clearance. Of cargo of vessel for foreign port," if tonnage does not exceed 800 tons, $1 from 300 to COO, $3 ; exceeding 600, $5. - Meat; Fih, Fruiti, Saveet, Jelliei, dr. For aud upon every can, bottle or other single package, containing srietits, fish, shell fish, fruits, vegetables, sauces, syrups, nreoared mustard, iams or iellies, couluiiied therein, packed or sealed, made, prejmrcd and old, or offered for slo or removed for consumption in the tnited aiates, on or alter the first day ot uciooer, iouo, wnco such can, bottle, or other single package with its contents, sliull uot exceed a pounds In weight, 1 cent; when such can, bottle, or otner single puckage witu it contents, snail exceed two pounds in weight, for every ad dition at pound or fractional part, 1 cent. . Mortgage or Ternonal Bond. Given a sc curity for the payment of any definite sum, from $100 to $500, 50 cent; exceeding $800, and not exceeding $1,000, one dollar, For every additional $"i00, or fractional ftrt thereof, in excess of $500, 60 cents ; provi ded, that upon each and every aasiguuient or transler or a mortgage, policy 01 inauranuu, or the renewal or centluuanoe of any agree ment, contract or charter, y letter or other wise, a stamp duty shall be required equal to that imposed on the original instrumee. Passage Ticket. To a- foreign port, if cr less price than $35, 60 cents;' from (85 to lilty dollars, one dollar; and for every addi tional fifty dollars, or fractional part thereof In excess of fifty dollars, one dollar. Pawnbroker1 Ccrtficuto. For any amonnt, G contg. 1 . . 1 : .. , . ' Playing Cards. For and upon every pack, not exceeding 62 cards in number, irrespec tive of 'price or value, 5 cents. Policy of Insurance. On any life or lives, where the amount insured does not exoced one thousand dollars, 25 conts ; from one to five thousand dollars, CO cents . exceeding five thousand, one dollar. Fire and Muriuo Bisks premium not exceeding ten dollars, 10 cents; premium not exceeding fifty dol lars, 25 Cents ; exceeding fifty dollars, , 50 cents. . Accidental insurance ,- policies aro exempt. " l'oiccr of Attorney To transfer stock, bonds or scrip, to collect dividends, interest or rent, 25 cents ; to vote by proxy, except iu charitable, religious, litcrury and cemetery societies, 10 cents ; to sell or lease real es tate, nnd perform all other acts not specified, 1 dollar ; for any other purpose, 50 cents. Prolxtte of Will, or letter of Administra tion. Where the estate does, not exceed tho valuo of 2000 dolinrs, 1 dollar ; for every additional 1000 dollars, or fractional part in excess of 2000 dollars, 50 cents. Protest of Kate, Draft, dc. Or marine protest, &c, 25 cents. Proprietary Medicine, Coemefice, -e. Not over 25 cents, 1 cent ; not over 50 cents, 2 cents; not over 75 cents, 8 cents; not over 1 dollar, 4 cents. For every additional CO cents, or fraction thereof, 2 cents. li'eceiits. Receipts for the payment of any sum of money, or for the payment of any debt due, exceeding 20 dollars, uot boing for satisfaction of any mortgage or judg ment, or decree of a court, or endorsement on any stamp obligation in acknowledgement of its fulfillment, for each receipt, 2 cents. Provided, That when more than one signa ture is atlixed to the same paper, one or. more stamps may bo affixed thereto, repre senting the whole amount of stamps required for such signatures. Sales Or contracts for tho sale of stocks, bonds, foreign exchange, gold and silver bullion and coin, promissory notes or other securities, when made by brokers, banks or bankers who pay a special tax, require stamps equal to 1 cent on every 100 dollars. If there is a fraction over 100 dollars, the same to be stamped at the full rato of 100 dollars.' When mado by a person, firm or corporation not paying special tax, for every iuu dollars ot value, o cents. A memoran dum of sale or contract must be made by the seller to the buyer upon tho ealo or con tract being made, and tho stamps affixed thereto. HWf. Writ, 60 cents. Where the am't claimed in a writ, issued by a court not of record, is 100 dollars or over, 50 cts. Upon every confession of judgment, or cognovit, for 100 dollars or over, (except in those cases where the tax for the writ of a com mencement of suit l.as been paid, 50 cents. Writs or other process on ttppculs from jus tices' courts or oilier courts of iufcrior juris diction to a court of record, 50 cents. rent of distress, when the amount of rent claimed does not exceed 100 dollars, 25 cents; when exceeding 100 dollars, 60 cts. EXEMPTIONS. No stamp duty shall be required on pow ers of attorney or any ether paper relating to application for bounties, arrearages of pay, or pensions, or to the icceipt thereof from li:ne to time ; or upon tickets or coutractsof insurauce when limited to injury to persons while traveling; nor on certificates of the measurement or weight of animals, wood, coal, or other articles, nor on deposit notes to mutual insuranco companies for tho insur ance upon which policies subject to stamp duties have been or are to be issued ; nor on any warrant of attorney accompanying a bond or note, when such bond or note shall havo uffixtd thereto tho stump or stamps denoting the duty required ; aud whenever any bond or uote sliull bo secured by a mort gage, out one stamp duly suaa. ue required to be placed on such papers ; nor on any certificate of the record of a deed or other instrument in writiug, or of tho acknowl edgment or proof thereof by attesting wit nesses; nor to any indorsement of a negtia- blo instrument. Provided that the stamp duty placed thereon shall be the highest rate required for said instruments, or cither of them. , Uecuipts by cxpiess companies for the delivery of any propel ly for transportation are exempt from stump duty. PENALTIES , Penalty for makW, siizuiug or is&uiug any instrument, document or paper of any kind whatsoever, or shall accept, negotiate or pay, or cause to bu accepted, negotiated or paid, uny bill ot exchange, it rat t or order, or pro- 1 uussory note lor the payment ot money, without , the same being duly stamped, or denoting the duty hereby imposed thereon, $50;audtlio instrument shall ia deemed iuvalid and of no effect; or for counterfeit ing stamps or dies, $1,000, and imprisoned to hard labor not exceeding five years. For making, signing, issuing, accepting ot pay ing any bill of exchange, drul'torder, or uote without stamp, $200. For selling proprie tary cosmetics, mutches, meals, fish, fruits, sauces, jellies, etc., without proper stamps, OTUEU PKOVISIONS. ,,q 1 Instruments are not to be recorded unless properly stamped. No instrument is invalid for- tho want of the particular kind of stamps designated, provided a legal stamp of equal amount (ex cept proprictuiy stamps) is duly affixed. ' All official instruments, documents and psper issued or used by officers of the United States government or other munici pal corporation, are exempt. In cases where an adhesive stump shall bo used for denoting any duty bniiosod by this act, the person using or ullixing tho same shall write thereon the initials of his name, aud date upon which the same shall be at tached or used, so that llieranio may not again be used, under n peualty iif 50 dolls. lustrumonts heretofore issued without stamps, not to bo void where tamps arq subsequently affixed. Postage stamp can not bo used . a revenue stamps. Any person way present to tho commis sioner of internal revenue any instrument, and require bis opinion whether the samo u ohraeabla with any duty i end if the said commissioner shall be of. opinion that it is net chargeable with any stamp duty, h is requlrodV improes on it a particular stamp, with words to signify that it is not cbargea i.i with stain d duty : and every instrument on wldch said stamp ie Impressed, shall be received to evidence iu all courts, notwith standing objections oa the ground of such Instrument being without the proper stamp. The party to whom a document Is issued from a foreign country, or by whom It is to be used, shall, before using the tame, alBx duly required1 " t,' Proprietor, of cosmetic, medicine, or proprietary articles, may . furnish private dies, and aro allowed 5 per cent, on kll purchases of 500 dollars ; over 500 Uol lure, 10 per cent. Tue lliolrruln the West nnd Koulb, St. Lot is, Aug. 13. Fifty-nine eases of cholera were reported to the Board of Hqoltli to-day for the twenty-four hours enclio" at noon, twenty-six of which weie fata'. The steamer Continental, -with a detach ment of colored troops, arrived from tho South at noon aud anchored iu midstream. Her captain reported fifty-one deaths by cholera since leaving;' Cairo, hud twenty-six cases now on board. i , . The steamer Henry Divea, also fiani tho South, had seven cases and two deaths. Tho Board of Health have taken active measures to meet the spread of the disease. .District physicians havo been appointed fof gratui tous attentions to the poor, and depots es tablished where medicines can be had free. St. Louis, Aug. 14. A strict -quarantine has been established below this city. Eighty-" seven cases of cholera wcro reportod to the Board of Health for the 24 hours ending at noon to-day, 80 of .which were fatal. The Board of Health have prohibited the sale of incions, cucumbers and all stale vegetables in any part of the city. 31emfiii8, Aug. 13. During the-past forty eight hours there havo been live doatht front cholera. .... ... , The physicians hail a meeting to-night and appointed a committee to wait on the Governor and ask for the establishment of a quarantine on tho river," and that the neces sary steps be taken to meet the scourge. - New Ohleans, August 12. Tim mortali ty is increasing at the rate of ten per cent. Tho deaths from cholera for forty-five hours, ending nt six o'clock this morning, amount ed to fifty. ' Cairo, August 12. The steamer Conti nental, which passed here last night with a detachment of the 5Gth colored infantry, had sixty cases of cholera, induced by the eating of raw Cuba sugar. Six deaths had occur-, red. Only those who ate tho sugar were sick. The steamers Henry Ames and Platte Val ley had sickness on board. CmcAno, August 13. The papers report about twenty cases of cholera, of which four were fatal, in this city siuco Friday lost. St. Pall, 3Iinn., August 13. Three fatal cases of cholera occurred on the steamer Canada, of the Northern packet line, from St. Louie. . - CuscuiNATTi, August 4. The total num ber of deaths reported yesterday was 133, eighty-6ix of which were from cholera.- 1 Kivcr up, Sts-nger." There is a spot in the southeastern part pf Massachusetts known as the "Fiery Fork of Honey Klin," a delicious locality, uo doubt, us the run of "honey" is, of course, accom panied by a corresponding flow of "milk," u mixture of milk nnd honey, or, at any rate, honey aud "peach" is the evidence of sublu nary contentment in every place where they have preaching I "Honey Ilun" is further christianized by tho presence of an extremely hospitable fam ily, whose mansion, comprising one apart ment neither more nor less is renowned for being never shut against the traveler, and so our friend found it during the chill morn ing air, ut the expeuse of a rheumatism in his shoulder, its numerous unaffected cracks and spaces clearly showiug that dropping the latch was a formnlity. The venerable host and hostess, in their own apartment, usually enjoy the society of two sons, two daughters, sundry dogs and niggers, and as many lodgers as they may deem it prudent to risk tho somewhat equivocal allottmcnt of sleeping partners. On the night iu question, our friend, after a hcurty supper of ham and eggs, nnd a can vass of the Fiery Foikurs the old lady hav ing pointed out his bed felt very weary, and only looked for nn opportunity to "turn . in," though the mosquitoes were trumpeting all sorts of wrath, and no net appeared to bar them. -The dogs flung themselves along the floor, or again rose, restlessly, and sought the doorstep; tho niggers atuck their feet into the ycCwarm ashes; the old man strip ped unscrupulously, and sought liis share of the one collapscd-Iooking pillow, aud the sons cavalierly followed his example, leaving the old woman, girls nnd stranger to settle uuy question of dulieacy that might arise. The candidate yawned, looked at bis bed, went to the door, looked at the daughters ; finally, iu downright recklessness, bo seated himseifnpon tho "downy," and pulled off ins ooat. ... Well ho pulled off his cout, then be yawn ed, uud thcu he whistled, and then he called the old lady s attention to the fact that it would never do to sleep in bis muddy t row sera; and then he undid his vest, and thin ho whistled agair, Und then suddenly an idea of her lodger's possible embarrassment seemed to flash upon the' old .woman, and she tried : "Gals, lust turn your backs round till the stranger gets into bed;" 1 lie uncus wero turned, and the stronger did get into lied iu less than no time, when tho hostess again spoke: "ltcckou, stranger, as vou ain t used to us, you'd better kiver up till the gals un dress, hadn't you ?" By this tune our friend s sleepy tit was over, and though he did "kiver up" as de sired, somehow or other t lie old couutcrpauu was eq'ially kind in biding hut blushes, and favoring his sly glances. The nymphs goon stowed away, for there were neither bpstles to unhitch nor corsets to unlace, when their mamma, evidently anxious not to smother her guest, considerably relieved bin) ; - "Vou can uukivtr now, straugcr ; I'm married folks, and you aiu't afeared of we, I reckon 1" , ' t Tho stranger happened to be "married folks" himself ; be unklvered, and turned liis back with true connubial indifference, as far as tho ancient lady was concerned; but with regard to the gain, be declared that his half raised curiosity inspired the most tor menting dreams of mcroiuids that ever bo experienced. ' "' ' 1 ' ' More damage has been' : caused by lightning the present year than during five ordinary year.. , t., . ., r , f ( J u , ' A German woman who arrived ie Belle ville, 1 Miaou, about a week ago, ion the old country, was robbed ef a cheat contain ing $10,800 in gold and silver by a aoamp whom she bad hired to convey her baggage from BellovJUe to Meaeaatah. t ii f A Tennessee paper ay r "From1 present prospect, there never ha been, within the memory of the eldest inhabitant, such com ero in this section - be gathered thW fail." .-i .,i;