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The Sunbury American
Ig PTBLIKHED Evrt FBIPAT, T EM'L "WILVEBT, Proprietor, Corner of Tliird St.,atul Market Square, SCN'BCRY, PA. At One IsoIInr and Fitly Cents If lid strictly in advance 11.76 if iid within the year; or $2.00 iu ill r when lament is delayed tiU after exuiratiou of llie yiar. So snlweriiition discontinued until nil arreuniKe. are. aid unies at the ojitiuu of the mitlliaber. THEKK TEKMti ABE M.S11.I.V ADHKUKD TO. All new iubscri!'tini 10 tbc American by itous uviiix i.utside of tbe t.Vmuty of XorttiuoibeiUud, must be ic cjmpauied wch the Tai-h. Tim i niuie ueeewiry by the diBieulty xi.-rieuewd in eoilec!iiifr u:.i.aid ubcri - tlOl.S Zt .OR'allCe. 3rofc5si0nal. r.M. A. HOB Kit, ATTORN KY AT LAW AND COl STV ROLICITOU. Office, on Frout Street below Market, Sunbury, ! Pn. Collections an.l all legal business promptly j attended to. I . . . JAMES IIEAKD, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Offic- in IIau'l's building, South East Corner of Market Square, Sunbury, Pa. Special Attention Taid to Collections. oi J4.MFS II. McDEVITT, T XjLTTORNFY T AMt UviTPn States CWmissioner. Office with 8. B. Bover. Esq., in Bright' Building, Sunbury. Pa. A uc 2ii, 'TX-iy. 7 iKitlCF ATTORNEY AT LAW, and actino JUSTICE op tue PEACE. Nest Door to Jud;ze Jordan's Residence, Chest nut Street, Sunbury, Pa. Collections aud all legal matter promptly at tended to. JEREMIAH SNYDER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, AND ACTIXM jrvriCK OF THE PEACE. Conveyancing.thc collections of ekiims.writings, and all kinds ot Legal btwiness will be attended to carerull v and with despatch. Can be consult ed in the Emrii'h and German lanzuage. Offlce formerly occupied by Solution Malick. Esq., op posite City Hotel, Sanbnry, Pa. March .",, ltsTo. ly. G A. BOTDORP, Attornev-at-Law, GEORGETOWN, Northunrberland Co., Penua. Can be consulted in the English and German lans:nie. Collections attended to in North umberland and adjoining counties Also Acent for the U-banon Valley Fire Insn- ; ranee Company. ?t)l5. j rp II. It. KAKE, Attorney a! Law, M, I . WRY. PA. tltfiee in Market fquare Cadjoinins the olTice of W. I. Greenough, Esq.,) Professional business in this and adjoining conn ties prompt Iv attended to. Snubury, Man-h 10, 1S72.-1T. W. PACKER, Attorney at Law, Sunbury, Pa. November 9, 1S72. tf. Sit. ItOYEK, Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Rooms Nos. 2 ' S Second Floor, Bright" Building, SUNBURY, PA. Professiona business attended to, in the courts of Northura oerland and adjoining counties. Also, in the Cirmit and Dittrict Court for the Western Dis trict of Pennsylvania. Claims promptly collect ed. Particular attention paid to eatti In Hank ruptey. Consultation can be had in the Ger man ianaace marJ.Vl. II. KAKE, Attorney at Law, SUN BURY, PA., office in Manser's Building tiear the Court House. Front Room np stair ibove the Drug Store. Collection made in Nor liumberland and adjoining counties. Sunbury. Pa., June . f-y 1$. CADWA 1.1. A IER.Market Street, U. fcUNBURY, PA. Dealer la Drugs, Medicines, Paluts, Oils, Jlass, Varnishes, .Liquors, Tobacco, Cigar, oeket Books, Dairies, &C. 2 P. U'OEVEKTOX, Attoruey at Law. 5 Market Square, SUNBURY.PA. Profession J business in this aud adjoining counties prompt y atteuded io. HV. WASSEU, Attorney at Law, 8UX- BURY, PA. Collections attended to in he counties of Northumberland, Union, Bnyder, lontour, Columbia and Lycoming. apllO-Ca OLONOX M.ILH K, ATTORNEY AT LAW, ffl 'c at his residence on Arch street, one square orth of the Court House, near the Jail, SUN URY, PA. Collections and all professional usiuexs promptly attended to in this aud adjoin g csanties. Cunsultabons can be had in the erman language. J uly'J"-llj2. V. ZIEOI.ER. L. T. KOIIBBArll. ZIEGLER A ROIIRUACH, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office in Ilaupt Building, lately occupied by idge Rockefeller and L. T. Rohrbach, Esq. Collection and all professioual business mptly attended to in the Courts of Northum- rlaud and adjoining counties. Dec. 2. 1S71. "Alt. C. n. MARTIX, Office in Drug J Store, Clemeut House Block, Office hour : in 11 a. m., to 1 p. m., and frotl C to 8 p. m., all other bonis, when not Professionally rn ged can be found at re&id'-nee, corner of Front .i'. Penn street, SUNBURY, PA. Particular teution tiven to surgical case. Will visit itients either in town or country. jrflTS aufc ilcstannrnls. RAWFORI IIOI'ME, Cor. Third and J Mulberry. Busiues Ccutre, WiUiamsport, D. B. ELSE & CO., Proprietor. une 29, 1873. TN7Ti:n i KTATCS HOTEL, W. F. J KITCHEN, Proprietor. Opposite the De I SHAMOKIN, PA. Every attention Riven to Tellers, and the best accommodations given. ril 5. 1873 tf fTAMIIXTO. HOUSE, C. NEFF V Proprietor, Corner of Market & Second eets, opposite the Court House, 8nnbury, May28,'7Q. LLEGnCVY IIOCNE, A. BECK, L Proprietor, Nos. 612 and 814 Market Street day. He respectfully sohcit. jojrtroo, j r ATIOXAL HOTEL. AUGUSTUS i WALD, Proprietor, Georgetown North'd inty, Pa., at the Station of the N. C. R. W. hoice wines and cigars at the bar. be table is supplied with the best the market rds. Good stabling and attentive ostler. r I M .MEL'S RESTAI RAXT, L LOU1SHUMMEL, Proprietor, Commerce St., SHAMOKIN, PENN'A. avingjnst refitted the above Saloon for the -imodation of the public, Is now prepared to t jis friends with the best refreshments, and h Lager Beer, Ale, Porter, and all other malt r. business jfarbs. . I'.HOADS. i. PACKEK HAAS J S. RIIOAOS t CO., j . RETAIL KEAI.ERH Or j THRACITE COAL, SUNBURY, PENN'A. ! Orrice with Haas, Faofxt fc Co., I et 'tTS Coh;IOM NKW YOIiK ANI) n'lDELPillA, om respectfully solicited. ;h. , 1S71. tf. ANTHRACITE COAL! ALEXTIXE OIETZ. Wholesale and Retail dealer in every-variety of VTnKACITE COAL, UPPER WHARF, SUNBURY, PENN'A. i kinds of Grain taken in exchange for Coal. r solicited and filled promjly. Orders left F. Nevin's Confectionery Store, on Third , will r.-cieve prompt attention, and money pled lor. the same as at tbe olliee. DEXTISTRY. GEORGE M. RENN, innjiton's Building Marktt Square, SrNBfHT, Pa., irepared to do all kinds of work pertaining o Dentistry. He keeps constantly on hand re assortment of Teeth, and other Dental rial, from which he will be able to select, nee. nc want of his customers. wortt warranted to give satisfaction, or else oncy refunded. t very best Mouth AVash and Tooth-Powders ,n hand. references are the numerous patrons for he has worked for the last twelve years. bury, April 21, 1872. L! COAL! CO A LI GRANT BROS., ppers aud Wholesale and Retail Dealers in AND RED ASH COAL, SUNBURY, PA. " (LOWER WHARr.) rs will receive prompt attention. XE1V COAL YARD. '. undersigned having connected the Coal incss with his extensive FLOUR & GRAIN U prepared to supply families with the k REST OF COAL, CHEAP FOR CASH. ove and Nut, constantly on hand. Grain i exchange for Coal. J. M. CAD WALLA DER. jry, Jan. 15. 1870. tf. Xstabllelied In lSlO. PRICE $1 50 IX ADVANCE. S $cto bbfiiiscmcnfs. LIMBEK AMI M!.U MI I.I.N. Th'wd Street, adjoining Phila. t Er'u- R. K., two rknar North of the Central Hotel, SSUXUTRV, PA. i lit A T. VL EM EXT, i "I 5 prepared to furnish every description oflum- j J. her re-iuired hy the demands of tlic public Having all the latest improved machinery for inanuiactnrimr Lunber, be is now ready to liU or- . fall kinds of , FLOORING, SIDING, DOORS SHUTTERS, ; SASH, BUNDS MOULDINGS, YE- j RANI) AS, BRACKETS, ! and all kinds of Ornamental Scrow l Work. Turn-j j b of'vciy description promptly executed. AIko, i ; a l.AK;n asoi:tmk:.t or BILL L U M 1) E R . ! HEMLOCK aud PINE. Also, fchiuslcs, Pickets, Lathe, &c. Orders promptly filled, and shtyi-cd bv Rairroad or otherwise. IRA T. CLEM ENT. dec!9-C8:lr MAdll.M) SHOP AM) IICO. FOl'XDRY. GEO. ROIIKBACII & SOXri, Nuubury, Pcnn'a, j TNFORM the public that thev are prepared to' j JL do all kinds of CASTINGS, and bavinj; added j a new Machine bhop in connection with their j Foundry, and have supplied themselves with New ; Lathes, Plauiug and Boring Machines, with the latest improvements. 'With the aid of skillful mechanics, they are enabled to execnteall orders. or NEW WORK OR REPAIRING, that may be tfivou them, iu a satisfactory man- i ner. " ! Grates to suit nuj Ktove. IRON CX)LUMNS, for churches or other build j nigs, of all sizes. BRASS CASTINGS, .fcc. Oraameiltal Iron Fencing FOR GRAVE YARD LOTS ; VERANDAHS, FOR YARDS AT RESIDENCES, AC, AC. The PLOWS, already celebrated for their su periority, have been still further improved, aad will always be kept on hand. Also, THRESHING MACHINES. Sunbury, May 20. 1S71. Whoa, Jauuary! COME ONE! COME ALL!! THE subscriber having erected a Blacksmith i Shop, on the lot adjoining the Oil Miil, formerly i owned by Morgan ,V Masser, on Fourth et., Sun bury, is prepared to do i General Itlackmilhing, j on the shortest notice, and in the best manner. Cnstoin work promptly attended to. i HORSE" SHOEING j made a specialty. The patronage of town and country is respectfully solicited. I PETER WILVEh. I Sunbury, Not. 7, 1S73. tr. j 1307. RIGHTER &. GASKILL, 1307. 1 DEALERS IN American ani French WiflJaw Glass, Crytal Sheet, Rouh Plate, Colored. Enamrk-d i aud Ornamentnl Oinss, : 1307 Market Street, Philadelphia. I January 11, 1S73. ly. W EPOT EATIG IIO I. SI". S. E. Corner of Arch and Third Streets, Opposite tite Depot, 8 U N BURY, P E N N ' A . Tomas NrUav, Proprietor. OYSTERS, Hot CotTec, Samlwitehcs, Bread & Butter, Ham, terved up in the best style. Passengers leaving in the early trains will b- j furnished with refreshments, hot coffee, &c. j iuc cuiiug rujiii win w. cuiiiuciei on siriciiy temperance principles, and every c!rt made to keep it neat and attractive. LADIES are invited to cail. Refreshments and hot meals furrUhcd to resi dents as well as traveler. The patronage of the public is lespcctfully so licited. THOS. MeGAW. Sunhurv, Dec. 1S7.T tt. Jflillh tvrj. 05 EAST MARKET ST.. STAK TUE CITY HOTEL, SfNUfBT, PA., now open, all the novelties of the season in RIBBONS, VELVETS, SILKS, FLOWERS, FEATHERS, ETC.. trimmed and untrimmcd II ATM AM) ISOXXETS. Notions in every variety, call and examine the fine assortment and learn the low prices. Also, IreMtmakins of the latest and most fashionable styles. MISS AMELIA HANCOCK, Snnbury, Pa., Oct. 17. 1873. EARLY FALL STYLES. A fnll line o( Millinery Goods from New York and Philadelphia, now open at I MISS M. L. GOSSLER'S I NILLIXERY STORE, i t rimed and untrimed HON NEDS AND HATS, 1 j Flowers. Ribbons, Collars, Cutis, Handkerchiefs, j I Necktie, and a general variety of MILLINERY GOODS Uoun Se York and PWadeirhU, MISS M. L. GOSSLER, Fourth Street, below the 8. V. R. R. j Every effort will be made to please those wtjo I favor her with tlieir patronage. j October 3, 173. ! 17. FALL SEASON, IS73. NILLIXERY AXD FAXCY GOODS. now open. FALL STYLES. Trimmed Hats and Bonnets, Plumes, Feather.. Ribbons, Craj Veils, Crape, Crape Hats and Bonuets, Bridal Hats and a full as sortment of the latest stvlc ill .MILLIXERY. TRIMMJNGS OF ALL KINDS. Gloves, Collars, Cutfs, and every fashionable article of ladies' wear. Call and see the new styles of Goods at MISSL. SHISSLER, Market Square, Smbury, Pa. Ocntcr 3. 1STS. FALL 91 ILLIXERY GOODS From TJOitiNr.TS .t HATS. 1itIMMl AND UNTP.IMMED. sr. extensive assortment of Fancy Goods nt MISS L. WEISER'S MILLINERY isTORE, Makket Stkeut, Sitwkt, Pa. My stock of Spring goo-Is is unusually large and varied, comprising the latest and ino-t at- iraciive stv es. .eiecieo wnn care irom t ie leau- ine importing house, nd adaued for the i-resent season. October 3, 1S73. MISS L. WF.I.-ER. IXTEIt STYLI'.S. A MAGNIFICENT STOCK ' of TrimTned Hats and Bonnets, j Plumes, Feathers, Ribbons, ''rape Veils. Crane. Craoe flats snd Bon- i 1.1 ii .. ,.. :.!..' Tl...a 1. - II. ii., i.iiti.ii a..i- ..in. .."io." . and a full assortment of t lie latest styles in M I L L I N i: R V AT Miss M. L. GOSSLER'S. Fourth St., below the S. V. K. K- Every effort will be made to please thv wh I favor her with their patrouag Sunbury, Nov. 7, 1H.73. NEW GOODS for FALL AND WINTER at Minn Kale RIark'is. Market Square, Sunbury, Fa. LADIE'S DRESS GOODS of every style and quality. AVOOLEN GOODS of every disci lption, Fancy Goods, Notions and Trimmings a specialty. TOILET SOAPS AND PERFUMERY. The finest assortmer.t of Ladies' goods. Everybody is invited to call and see them and buy cheap. October St, 1673. Millinery. Jp SUNBURY Ijriiriinij. PIIE srXIiURY AMERICAN The Largest and Most Complete Estab lishment IN THIS SECTION. NEW TYPE, NEAT WORK, I i PROV F.D PRESSES. SKILLED WORICMEN. ORDLRS PICO.M PIXY KILLF.O. WPR1CKS MODERATE. -S i Gather them closer to your loving heart Cradle them on your breast, They will soon enough have your brooding (arc j Soon enough mount youth's topmost st.-ir BOOK, CARD AND JOB PRINTING! Little ones in the m-st. Fret not that She chilren's heart are gajr. ' That the resile!, feet will run ; There may come a time in the by and by, : When you'li sit in your lonely room ard.ngh EXECUTED IN THE BEST STYLE. BUSINESS CARDS, WEDDING CARDS. VISITING CARDS, SHOW CAP.DS, BALL TICKETS, v BLANKS. HANDBILLS, MERCANTILE LETTER HEAD., NOTE HEAPS, BILL HEADS, ENVELOPES, CARDS, CHECKS AND DRAFTS, PROGRAMMES, DODGERS, PAPER BOOKS, l ! MANIFESTS, CIRCULARS. Everything that i needed ia the printing de partiiKrit will lie execute i with promptness and atlowpiicis. All are invited to call and exa mine our samples. No trouble l; give estimates and show goods. We shall chenrfully do this i productions of the forest, the Iildiati3'liattl to all, who call Mr that purpose, without cha-ge. j ral subsistence would stretch tlieir wig- : warns among the mountains and r;caiin i ally down in the valley, and after rtjocing - : in an abundauce of deer aud wild frut for i ci.if.G.in ivi.nlil r..nw.vo their tinO tl... ! I-"Order for Subscription. A.fvert'ing or ' Job Printing, thankfully received. Addrcr.s EM'L WILYERT, Proprietor, M'NBI.'RY, PA. irplli: SUMRKV AMEUKJAX i is Tin: JJKSTAIJ VE1USIXG MEDIUM In the. Crii'ra! p.. it of the Ms!' I f TRC'LTES - . , . . . . , ,,. . . In one of the Most! hrifty, Intelligent and WKAI.TI1 V SECTIONS oF PENNSYLVANIA. Sample copy of paper sent to any address free ' of charge. Manhood : How Lt, How ReMored ,, , , , . cei.fiikatfo i:hst on the rndic.1 cure v.-it!iout lnvrti- 1 tary seiniiil l.wws, iin) ..t.-m-. Menial and i hysieal in- nil,'; oi p. ennaion u.ea, or iu-iiitnj.1 wi.i:-w, .i."m.i.- capacity, mirrfsliinciita to marrm, e.e., eunsmni- . .1 ... . f fUrriinT tin? other ti.m, Kp:ie,v and fits, induced by B'.lf-imliil(:.u i.r I 01 lnL eiuiuy 01 tuinm,, ua oilier sexual extravagance. adrift, and urging the necessity f remain- I ifrriee in seuled ..nveli. f only six cuts. , , , Tlieclebritrd author, in tliis admirable cw.hv, clearly ig with her brother, On aCCOUIlt of ttiO i 11 d.mouHtrates fronts thirty gear's suiveHstul raetnv, J . . . , . . .... that the alarming cot.w.iene. of self abuse limy be ' HCSS Ol lier lirotlier 3 Wile and UT llelll railicaliy cur. d without the .lr.utenn us of internal j .1 ho'isekeonill"- deieirt rapnt mediciiieor tbe indication l the knife; rointiiuj out j 1U,C 1,1 no.lStM.epin., U p.irtlBl.nt. imodeot cureatonre eimple, certain, and rffectiiHl, j JJC ry, lijg dismissal with true 8aVa"C try means every suftr.r. in. matter what los condition ; may lie, mayeiire himself. privaMy r.nd radically. ; firtlltlCSS, find, presenting Atltlt Betsey Thi l.i-t lire should Ikmu the hands uf Htry youth mid J . . . . . r 1 1- . 1 i- 1 ever, man in t land. I With .1 neb mat of fleer skill, took IllS de- ,id,:t:,:;t,p, TlX' - j !"tre forever from the valley wluh con- tami. i tamed "the light of his eyes." lie did not Addrem the l'ublihen., C71S' ,7 ( KL1E A-V(t forget, however, lor every year cane some "' 1 ' ' . 1 c 1 : , 1 . : r 1 , lgT Kowerv. X. T. ll.wt Office Dox, 4.". Jan., 'U, 1874 ly. mm virtue " L;cfqTri SUNBURY, PA.. FRIDAY i vor risixii IT A six. Do you think it a sin in the gloaming To Mt nenr a neat lilting clre:-?. Wiih the daintiest of maidens uilliin it, And lily-white fingers to pri'ss ! Or softly to iift a i-trny ringlet. That floats o'er a l.!?.:n of snow, Or to peei) into eyes t 1i;i t are glancing From daiklv fringed evi lids Ix-low .' i Or to see just beyond where she's sitting A something you ought to repair, And to pass your aim around her and fit '. And then forget your arm's there ; Or, ju.-t in a lit of abstiaction, To tell her there's something you miss, And while she is helping you find it, To steal from her mouth a sweet kiss ? . And as she's reproving you mildly, You draw your arm ratiier tight, And tell her you're sorry yon did it If she does not think it quite right ; And then in your penitent moment You say that to you it is plain You ought, us a matter of honor. To give her the kiss back .".gain J Yet how to do so is the pnz.le. Fur iu viewing the matter all o'er If I Live back the kiss I have stou-i. She might say I had taken one more 1 Oh, I am sadly perplexed an 1 confounuit ! I want to be just aud polite, Don't you think 'twere better co-ix her To give me to kissing the right ? I'm afraid I've committed a blunder, And art somewhat like a dunee ; I thir.k I inii-t get tip my courage, And ask her to wed me :it once. I've .nc it and she lias consented Vh:'t a fortunate man I 'nave been!. And now yon may keep your opinion I don't think I've committed a sin. I PIo:t lor the Lillie One For a sriun.l of childish fun. 1 When you'll long fr the repetition tnee That sounded through each room, ! Of "mother,"' "mother," the dear love-tils j That ui;l echo long in the silent halls, An 1 add to tl.eir ft it.-iy gloom. There may come a time n ln u you'll lmj to hear The eacr bm i-h tread, The tuneless whi-tle, the clear sin ill slo-.t, The l.u.-y b'istling in and out, j And the paltering overhead. When the bnvs and girls are all grown up. And scatter, i far and wide, Or g.i:ie to that beautiful golden sh ic Where siekii. ss aud death co:i;c neveriii.re. Yon will mi;-s them from your side. . Then gather tli-m eloe to your loving r irt ! Cradle them on vo ir breat ; j They will soon ii'Hi'ili Icaveyo'irbroo.liigcare ; Soon ruoiigh mount youth's topnio-t st::r ! Little ones in the in-st. cCr.fcs ;it Irlrlrc-. " Good-I'.jo Sc-lIio:krt." or Why lie ! BY V. (.. AVINMOXril. ', ! a wee infant, but was coming home to It was only an oM. red firm-hcise iu : t!;d11 ,u r on i)t.r tWCnty-first birthday, j Helbrunt Valley, as the place was called, j .it.f1,re she gets entangled iu any foolish j in honor of old Colonel Helhrunt.a Gcr- ! j,,y. offering, she is heart-whole now," her 1 man settler who had served under M'ash- j f lllier wrte llim . atlli Staudmen, wisely j ington iu "7o and upon the i stab! :.lmcnt : Ct)nt.i,,(ij,,s Hmt it was best to return in ; of Colonial Independence had take,, out a I M.4lltjj.f took passage in the next steamer i a grant for this beautiful tract of cojntry, , acn,ss' ti,e Atlantic. But ere he left the. . lying bet ween two lofty ridges of iotin- tains, and at that time wholly uuinhaiutcd, save in the autumn time, when lalf air. dozen warriors of the St. Regis tiilK.-.vould j follow the creek afar down the ot!lfr side j of the mountain, and, attracted b the abundance of game and the spoutaieous .... , e i . ithi, ...-oiiiola l.v t!.i f ir.nuviv nrtil i .1 i ' h ave the vallev once more to nu'.tt and i 'loneliness. Such was its conditio wien ! ! the Clou. 1 removed hither, built his tpa- ; eious log cabin and commenced tiling ! the rich, productive soil. Other srttlcrd i quickly followed him, and comnietiiyJ, like I him, to lay the foundation of their family ; fortune in the broad acres of IIelbr0,vt Val ley. And as nearly all of them jt.rs en dowed by nature with the spirit 0f !rue ; German thrift, it. came to pass in fmie that ; the inhabitants of the Valley were regarded : as a sort of aristocrats, after all, ;hough the country had so lately declare j itself unalterably a republic. Now, if t.llUV bad taken this title to themselves, doulitle-ss it would have been disputed by every one outside the boundaries of the magie circle ; but as they still coi.tiuued their jlodtlinn cares, and plowed and sowed .and grpered with the same personal supervisie-a as at first, not one of the most enviou- could find aught in tin ir speech or maimer to lay to their charge, and they were still regard- i for the fair face before her, or doubting but cd, as I have said, as a little, sup-jior to that the piuv;l love of her heart would re the inhabitants of the neighboring region. I snond to his caresses. She knew when he The adventures of the early s: ttler3 was coming to claim her, and it was her would not interest tis now, for this, little story concerns chieily Colonel llelHjunt's grandchild, and I must. n,t staj longer with her noted ancestors, save to i-mark that they never quarreled with the Indians when they made their yearly visits t the valley, therefore never lived an hour iu ,,. . i. .... c, .i, .:,, -,.:r i ! dread of ioRi.ih.-ut k oi Malpmg-kme. hi i deed they gained the love and esieeni of the savages to such a degree that upon one j occasion a noble warrior and chief, on a j hunting expedition through the va.'ley, I having heard much of the old Colonel's j hospitality, paid them a vi.sit and was so I charmed with his reception and wi.h Aunt Betsy Helbrunt, the Colonel's ma den sis- ler, that he offered to make her hi squaw i before our own minister and depose her j who had beeu for long years the light of j ,lis wwam. But Aunt Betsey, akhongh ' horror-stricken, managed to preserve her presence of mind, and politely but firmly . . n. , , . . . Uecillllli-I uie, onc.i , Mjccecucu ill coimucili", lOKeii 01 111s ieiiieiiiui.iui; a pair 01 lovciy bead moccasins, dainty baskets snd other K2 "iHSt:Fir"D - J - 0 MOliNIXG, MARCH 6, 1874. articles of Indian elegance, thus betraying a constancy and fidelity that it would be well for his white brother to imitate. And the Colonel prospered. Although the people of the valley improved much, the Colonel was far ahead of them, and when he built the farm-house its inner walls were curiously carved and ceiled and ! painted,' in imitation of some house iu the Fatherland, with lovely blue and pink-like sky and clouds ; and the outside, as I said I before, was red, but painted with such I skill, that although eighty years have ! elapsed since then, and the timliers are i beginning to crumble at their foundations, j yet the colors are still as fresh and bright a3 they were when first the farm-house was j completed. And when the Colonel died ! he left his possessions to his eldest son, j having paid oir his younger sons and j daughters, and with it he left an injunc ! tinn to keep the home forever in the family, j to cherish the family pride and never by j word or deed to let the family name bear the slightest stain or shadow. His son strictly obeyed his commands, married the ; stout, buxom daughter of a farmer whose ! lands joiued theirs, and began in his turn to train up sons to walk in the path which i their father and grandfather had walked I before them, and daughters whose fair : fame should ever be a synonym for purity and virtue, lie prospered, as did bis j father before him, in worldly matters : but, ; alas!. son after sou, aud daughter after daughter, were taken from his kind care and went with ji'-re young hearts from earth forever. But by-and-by thete came another ; ' daughter to their home, the child of their ! UIU Sif tlUU II -3 OlIV ILUVIIVU II vIUUUiluvu without any harm it seemed that she was I to be spared to inherit the rich, broad acres, : and the paternal mansion. She was a j dreamy, brown-eyed fairy, with golden : hair, waving arouud a low, broad forehead, and dainty hands and arching feet that a ! Castilian might have envied. She loved the home of her father, and never wished j aiiy modern innovations in the form or j arrangement of the rooms. Although the j Steinway piano and fancy music rack i looked strangely enough in the old-fash- ioned parlor, yet it suited her, and it was : still the flickering light from the tire-place ' that illuminated the roin of a winter's 1 evening and showed the rare pictures in j golden frames upon the tinted walls. Anna Helbrunt was not a true Ilelbruut, after j all fr. ulihough her mother was a quiet. I solid American, yet some of her ancestors ' had come from lovely Italy, and some j thing of their nature and temperament ' seemed reproduced in Anna, notwithstaud i in" it was underlaid with the slow German i pride to which she was not only born but j had been educated. And not one of them j had ever enjoyed the homestead as did i Anna. She knew where to g to view the ! loveliest sunrise ; she watched the pure OitieBky uii iw oeecy v.uuu ... cu......... ; and the starry canopy of a brilliant winter j ! night, dreaming soft, sweet dreams ot him j I who was, some day, to enjoy with her all i this loveliness. e had already been se- j, . u.r f.ltll,.r and wag an olJ frien(1 of his, Ileitnan Mandmen, who had been ; traveling all over the world since Anua was port the danger which her father dreaded was past and iroue : the suitor which he ,.i Lohllv nf-dliis daughter for 1(.r j..lU(i all(i uecn refused, with kindness, aiiK.;t the native pride was heard in the ri(.h iulK.xjons of her Voice, which gave ... a consciousness that he had only added another leaf to her laurels, and her lather rejoiced to find her looking forward to Standiuen's return almost as eagerly as himself. Anna had no recfiliectioii of Standmeu tiersonallV. out ;u me uay wncu net mat l'.".'ooj , j suitor sought ln-r baud so earnestly that 6U,lu u- J Loul,, m" IVU c n.ra oi anu lauhiugly consented to ask her father s advice iu regard to the matter, her father pushed back the golden hair that shaded the pure, white forehead, ami told her of Herman Standmen and bade her think of no other until his return. Then he took from his desk an old-fashioned deguerreo type and told her she might keep it if she liked, aud sent her away to dismiss the waitiug lover. This she did in a very speedy, and to herself, very satisfactory manner, aud then she retired to her room up stairs and sat down to study the face thus suddenly placed before her. The picture showed one in tho days of opening manhood ; the light of his fearless bine eye was plainly to be seeu ; even iu the dim picture the firm, straight mouth and clear-cut nostrils spoke of frankness, strength and pride, and she was satisfied, never thinking what years might have done i only thought to make hersell equal, in every respect, to the accomplished ladies lie had met in his foreign travels. Think ing it over, one morning, she began to fear that something was wanting t complete her education, and she asked that she might be sent for the last term to the Academy of O -, where she had been a ! year previously, to complete whatever was defective in her cuueatiou. Her parents readily consented, thinking that her life there would be far more quiet than it would in the rather lively circle of society in which she moved at home. If they had known of the amateur professor win) filled j the botanical chair during the temporary absence of old Professor Gray in Europe j they might h tve been wise in time ; still it IS llouuliui wneiner iney nuuiu hhvk thought of him, save as some antiquated scholar whose s ile delight lay in exploriug some of the mysteries of nature which are written all over vale and hill. Such, at lenst, was Anna's fancy, and great her surprise on entering the recitatton room to find a young, flue-looking, gentlemanly mau, whose great claim to beauty lay in the lustrous magnificence of his eyes. They were not black, tier yet a perfect blue, but there was something in their depths that was almost irresistible. Before the first recitation was over Anua had acknowl edged their power, and through the re mainder of the lesson for the day' her usually clear, candid mind seemed in a maze, and , . .n 1 .. . -.1 .1 VI 1...... ' many of her classmates wondered at Anna's r- u -"sr-x. --rr i 1 -1 blunders. Days passed on, and her les sons grew more and more tasteless to her. She co.ifv.ided that she did not need to re view her studies any farther, and still she managed to keep up a semblance of inter est iu them. 15ut her whole attention was given to botany, and she thought the days which were appointed for the semi-weekly excursions into the fields and forests for specimens the most glorious i f all summer ! days. Even when they wandered, on one occasiou, miles into the forest, and were caught in a drenching rain, she thought only of the protecting arms that wrapped the shawl so carefully around her, and the eyes which looked bo earnestly into hers, ostensibly leaching her to understand the mysteries of science, but in reality teach ing her the depths of love of which her own heart was capable. And so time, on golden wings, passed; the summer term drew near its close, and with the announcement in class that the next day's excursion would be the close of lessons for the term, came a wonderful revelation to Anna. "That," said the Trofessor, "would terminate his pleasant relations with his class, and at its close he would bid them each adieu, assuring them that the past few weeks would be ever pleasantly remembered by him. Then he left them, and Anna went to her room, wondering, with a vague dread, if that were to be the last of 't. after all. She had thought, but no matter, and she was in- terrupted by the post-boy bringing up a j letter. She took it eagerly, thinking that ' perhaps it might solve her doubts ; but no, it was from her father, contained a notice of Statidmen'g return, and told her that he himself would come speedily to bring her home. There were also a few words from Stand men, written in aO unsteady, tremb ling hand, hoping that she had well im proved her time there, and that she was now prepared for a life of quiet peace and happiness with him. It was bard work for him to write, ho said, and he would tax himself no farther now ; he would have ample time iu the future to tell her all he wished. He euclosed his photograph ; she would sec from that that the years had not all dealt kindly with him, but he trusted that her loving fingers would smooth the furrows from his brow, and that in the happiness of the future he should fcrget all the cares of the past. I will not intrude upon that night of Anna Iletlu un'.'s life. If any of you have ever seen the sun go down in utter dark ness have seen inky midnight settle amund you, with scarce a star to light up the gloom you may have a slight con ception of the darkness that settled slowly around hvr heart. But the days of which we read when sorrow-stricken maidens shut themselves up away from the world and "nursed their grief in solitude" are I gone by, and Anna was ready for the ex cursion next afternoon much as usual. The quick, sharp glauc of the lustrous i,nmv ,lPwtP.l aomethin.r of the VJVC, - B tempest which had raged within her heart. and felt by it emboldened for the confes- . .i.,t (tiitf u'n.. t.i tiitt'p sVk wlipn ! . . . , r i i as II oy uctuiciit, n.cj ..'uiiu ...w...,ww far from the rest, and he found her a shady seat upon a mossy rock, there with his arm about her waist and his glorious eyes look ing into hers, reading her very soul, he told tier all ; told her how lie had loved her all the days since first he knew her told her bravely, too, of the convict blood in the parent whom lie never knew, and who had left him only this taint upon him for an inheritance; how that, knowing the im possibility of her linking her fate with his. he had meant never to speak of this, aud now that he had dared to speak, not hoping for a return of his mad love, but only to j prove that, whatever might be against him, J his heart was true. j And Anna-!-he kuew she loved him and she was too truthful to deny it, or feign ignorance of the power of the passion that possessed her. Bi;t he told him, with misty eyes and tcarrV.l voice, of her parents, and that she was, as it were, their last hope of happiness here of the husband they had chosen for her, of her own passive acquiescence in the plan, and of the speedy marriage that awaited her. She was gen erous, too, even in that hour, for she did not mention Standmen's letter, or the shock she had received in finding him what he was. But she spoke of his love for her, fostered for years, and the great sin she should commit, if slur followed the dictates of her passionate heart for the depths of her nature were aroused, and it needed all the firmuess of her mind to keep her true to those who could rightly claim her. How ever, firmness triumphed at last, and when they joined the merry group, no one dream ed that the hearts of each had been stirred as they could never be again by mortal power. That night the young Professor accepted the command of a military post on the frontier aud was gone with the dawn, leav ing best wishes and adieus for all. Anna returned home, aud three weeks later there was a quiet wedding at the old red farm house. "Aud she is very wise, taking quiet ly her share of happiness in witnessing that of her aged parents. But her fancy is sel dom deeply moved by Standmen's placid voice, io. does her heart throb one atom faster, for the admiring glances of his clear blue eves. I The Professor is a Colonel now, and 1 '- -1.. I T .. . i 1 1 i i. In iirnln I,. it 1 1 n nrufiiTU lll.gllL ICLIle Ull Ili5 Irt.tl.o, . ..v.v..o the activity of frontier life ; and though many a fair maid and matron have caught eagerly the glance of his lustrous eyes, yet has he never cared enough for another to tell agaiu the secret of his life, or why it is so valuable to him. Aud thus each lives, bravely, the days of this earthly life, look ing for biiss in that which is to come. A man, not accustomed to literary com position or letter writing, having lost a new hat at a country meeting, addressed the following note to its supposed posses sor : "Mr. A presents his compliments to Mr. B . I have got a hat which is not his, if he have got a hat which is not yours, no doubt they are the missing ones." Gov. Fenner, absenting himself from church on Fast day, was told by Pr. AVay land that he did not obey his own procla mation. "Yes, I do," he replied. "I tell the people to meet in their usual places of worship. Mine is at home." It was an editor iu Utah that asked his subscribers to pay Mm in order that be might play the same joke on his creditors ; but the same straw that tickled the Utah man has gone the rounds of the press and now animate the editors of lot of paper. , New Series, Vol. 5, .. 49. ! Old Series, Vol. S I, So. 19. SPEECH OF llOS. J. B. PACKER, In the House of Representatives, Wednesday, February 18, 174. The House having under consideration the bill (H. R. No 82.") to protidc for the distribution of the public document printed by the authority of Congress, and of seeds furnished by the Agricul tural Department, for the free exchange of news papers between publishers, ana for the free transmission of weekly newspaper by mail with in the county where published Mr. PACKER said : Mr. Speakkr : la reporting this bill for the actiou of the House, it certainly cannot be regarded as necessary that we should enter upon a general discussion of the franking privilege as it existed prior to the 1st day of July. 1873, for that has been dis posed of by congressional enactment, and, with iu advantages and disadvantages, its uses and abuses, whatever they may have been, is now a thing of the past. Equally foreign and Irrelevant to the question now presented for the considera tion of the House is the subject to which re ference is sometimes made in this connec tion, of the additional cost of printing, and of increased expenditures in the prepara tion and publication of the public docu ments for distribution among the people. This bill does not provide for either, but is expressly limited in its operation, by its own terms, to providing means for the dis tribution, without charge, to citizens of the United Sutes or persons residing there in, ot the public documents, books or pub lications, and printed matter published and issued by authority of Congress, and of such packages of seeds, cuttings, foots.and scions as may be furnished by the Agricul tural Department under the authority of law. It makes no provision for printing a single documeut or book not already pub lished, and does not contemplate or require that auy more Bhall be ordered for publica tion ; leaving that question for the deci sion cf Congress when it shall properly arise. But we have now, sir, in the folding rooms of this House, bound, folded, aud ready for distribution, about one hundred and thirty-three thousand volumes of the most valuable books printed by the direc tion and uuder the authority of Congress. In the public-document room of the Senate they have about the same number, making in all about two hundred and sixty-six thousand volumes ; besides many pamph lets containing much .useful information upon questions of national importance and of great interest to the public. That these books belong to the people there cau be no question. Their money has paid for them, and their right to have them caunot be doubted ; while the letters, almost without number, coming to us from our constituents by every mail, attest their auxious desire to have them. Heretofore, us their representatives, members of Congress have been charged with the duty, somewhat laborious it is true, but still a pleasant duty withal, of making a judicious distribution of the quota of these documents apportioned to each congressional district among those for whose nse, information, aud benefit they were printed. Then, however, the law provided the means for making this distri bution, and of giving the information so highly prized by many of our citizens, and which is collated, prepared, aud printed at considerable cost to the public, free of ex pense and without charge to tHe. people for transportation in their own mails. Charged simply with tbe duty of dis tribution, certainly the representatives could not be expected to pay the cost of sending these publications either by mail or by express, or other means of transporta tion, to the constituents to whom they be long. As well, and just as reasonably, might he be asked to furnish tbe paper upon which they are printed, and to pay the cost of printing and binding the books, or to contribute a .ortion of the expenses incurred in the pieparation of the different works for publication. It is true, the distribution of a limited number of documents, even at our own ex pense, might not be oppressively onerous, but the principle is the same whether the amouut is small or large, and the people would not fail to recognize the injustice of the burden to which every member of Congress would be subjected by a repetition of similar favors to auy considerable num ber of his constituents. From a statement I have before me of the weight of each of the documents in the foldiug-room, it appears that the postage, at the rates uow fixed by law, would range from about twenty-dve cents on the smaller booKS to about $1.73 upon the largest, and reaching, for a set of the Globe of the forty second Congress, the respectable figure of S7.82. These rales of postage, charged upon the whole number of documents each member of the House sent to his constituents and actually distributed among the people dur ing the sessions of the forty-second Con gress, would have amounted to $1,953.00, or the sum of 970.53 per annum. Each Senator's postage would have been, during the same Congress, upon his quota of documents, if charged at the present rates, Sy-21.87 per annum. This calculation is based, however, upon the whole number of documents actually sent ; and as they include some lying over from former years, 1 have procured from the folding-room a statement of the number properly allotted to each congressional dis trict during the three sessions of the late Congress, aud distributed by the members of tlie House, from which it appears, by a careful computation of the rates of postage upon each book sent, that the aggregate of each member's postage would have been, upon these documeuts alone, $1:785.14 ; the average rate of postage being forty-six cents per document. Upon the one hundred and thirty-three thousand volumes now on hand iu the House folding-room, which were authorized before but not furnished uutil after June 30, 1873, the postage, at present rates, would be in excess of $01,000 while the charges upon the books in the Senate document-room would be about the same. Since the expiration of the franking privilege on the 1st day of July last, but few, if any. of these documents have been sent by mail, those that have been distrib uted having been sent by express and it is, therefore, very obvious that compara tively few will reach their proper owners, especially if they reside at great distances from the capital, and oil the line of the ex press companies' routes. In nearly all the States in which tbe policy of publishing and distributing official documents for the information of the peo ple has been adopted, the State, it is be lieved, pays for the stamp put upon tbe package by the officer or person sending it by the mail, and practically that plan has beeu adopted and is now employed, under the Act of Congress, by the Executive De partments of the Government at AVashing ton. The principle of the payment of postage upon official papers, documents, books, &c, by the Government, is, therefore, fully recognized and acted upon now by all the Executive Departments, in sending under official stamps provided by the Government the verv larcre uroDortion oi tnese aocu mcnts authorized by Congress to be printed for their uso and furnished Dy tne uovern nient Printer to them, although charged to the account of Congress. And this bill only proposes to carry that principle into effect, for tbe benefit and advantage of tbe people themselves, and for the purpose of securing tne oistriDuuon oi a portion, at least, of these publications to those whom we represent, by a method wbich will, it is believed, stand the test of a comparison with that now in use by the Departments to which I have referred. Let us examine for a moment, sir, the practical operation of this departmental, or official postage-stamp system. Upon the abolition of the franking privilege of course it became necessary to make some provision to enable t he several Departments to trans mit their official mail matter through the mails, and therefore it was enacted by the fourth section of the act making appropria tions to iupply deficiencies, &c., approved March 3, 1873 Rates of Advertising. One inch, (twelv. line, or its equivalent in Hoopsreil type) one or two insertions, $1,50 ; tare, inwrtioiis $1.(19. SrACS. On iauh Two inchea Three inches. .. 1. UO 2x. $3.00 5.00 T.09 9.00 13.00 IS. 00 36.00 Sm. I4.IM 7.00 9.09 11.00 14.00 3000 so.oo It. 110.00 15.00 30.00 0.00 100.00 $s.uu 9. HO IZ00 17.00 30.00 30.00 3.U0 6,00 1M Foor lochea. Quarter Column 10.00 Half column. 16.00 One contain 30.00 0.00 Yearly adrertiamiMnta payabla quartn-Iy Traxtnent advertisements moat ba paid before luaertloa, xcpi where parties have acootmta. Local noticss twenty cents a line, and tan scats for very rabseqnent insertion. Card, in the "Buamea. Directory' aolnma $2,00 par year for the first two liaea, and $1.00 for each additional line. That the following amounts, or so much there of as may be necessary, are hereby appropriated for the following named officers and Departments for purchase of postage-slam for n durinj tbe fiscal year ending, Jnne 30, 1374 : For Executive office. fOOO ; for Depurtmenl of State, $3.(J00: for Post-Otflee Pewtrtuieut, i)0,000; Tor Treasury Department, "304,WO ; for Navy Depunaumt, &i!).Uo0; for Interior De p irtmeut, 3,000 ; for Agricultural Depart ment $52,000 ; for Department of Justice, tla, 000 ; for AA'ar Department, 153,000; for office of the Clerk of the House of Representative, the Secretary of the Senate, -Dd the Sergenl-at-Anns of the Honse of Representatives, tlOOeneh; making, in all, $l,Sti5,900: ProtiiUd, Thai the Paymater-Geuerl shall cause to he prepared a special stamp or stamped envelope, to be used only for official mail matter, for each of the Exe cutive Departments; and said stamps and stamp ed envelopes shall be suplied by the proper officer of said Department to ail person under iu direc tion requiring the same for official use. Under this act there were furnished to the Ex ecutive Departments, from tbe 30th of June to 8th of December, 1873, a period of five months and eight days, official postage-stamps and stamped envelopes of the nominal valuo of $1 190,473.02, in the following proportions : fai-S?ri?i ' 3! to I a to IO 0 3 3. 5S a es noa aiSjj at - 5. 4. C. ri. QD I ft 8SgSS8SS-l j- zc za fci .-a -j u m 0 i3 Vj 1? "O OS 8gggggggg a 3 sr 00 : 85 : 1 t on . x : e 3 J.SG3.19U-OI o is 4 o u c t: - . . - ggsggsssi By turning to the reports of these officers, we learn how these stamps and stamped envelopes, supplied in such large number, are disposed of by them. Tbe Secretary of the Treasury, in his circular to officers and clerks of the Treasury Department and others, instructs them that These stamps are to be need on all official cor respondence of whatever natiire, and other offi cial mail matter, whether addressed to officers lately entitled to the fraukin; privilege, to other officers of the Government who Lad not the pri vilege, or to piivate persons on official business ; thus entirely doi.ig away with the nse of the or dinary postage stamp for official purpose. And then he informs u that hU Department furnWhe such stamps to the following: 4'i offi cers of tbe Department in Wasnintron. 10 assist ant treasurers, 5 designated depositories 7 mint and assay officers, 21 light-house inspectors and engineers. 46 supervising and local inspectors of steam-vessels, 4-2 revenue marine and life-saving service. 12 surgeons in charge of marine hospit als, 3U superintendents construction and repairs of public buildings, 22 special agents, 1 commis sioner of fish and fisheries, 171 custom officers, 225 collectors of internal revenue, 20 revenue agents, 10 supervisors of internal revenue ; a total of 673 officers receiving them directly from the Department ; bat of the number of clerks and assistants of these officers to whom they are thus intrusted we are not advised. The Slate Department furnishes them to the Secretary of State, tbe Aisstant Secretary of Slate, the Second Assistant Secretary, the chief clerk of the Department, tbe examiner of claims, the dispatch agent at New York, and the dispatch agent at Boston. The Attorney-General reports that the Depart ment of Justice Has furnished official postage-stamps to 54 United State district attorneys, 56 United States marshals, and 63 courts of the United States, making iu all 172 peisoos who have been suppli ed with these stamps for the purpose of paying postage od official correspondence. Stamps are also used upon tbe official correspondence of this office and the offlce of the Solicitor of tbe Trea sury. In a few instances where letters have been written to persons not officers or employees of the Department, asking for inforuiation.pas tage-stan-ps have been inclosed to pay the return post age. This, however, has only been done in that branch of tbe Department relating to the Court or Claims, where tbe return papers were volu minous. He also states that? About one-balf the time of a first-class clerk is employed in keeping an account of the posu age-stamps, and transmitting to the officers en titled to them, and a considerable portion of tho time of one messenger is now occupied iu deliver ing: mail matter in the city. TheXavy Department furnishes them to the eight Bureaus of the Navy Depart ment, including the Naval Observatory, Hydropraphic Office, Nautical Almanac Office, Signal Office, naval hospitals ; the commandants of the several navy-yards, and the rendezvous, receiving-ships, and offices connected therewith ; the Superinten dent of tbe Naval Academy ; the Ad miral of the Navy ; the gevernor or the Naval Asylum ; the purchasing paymasters at Portsmouth, New Hamp shire, Boston,. New York, Philadel phia. Baltimore, Washington, Norfolk, and San Francisco : naval stations at Leagne Island, New London, Mound City, and New Orleans : naval examining and retiring board ; and such of the vessels of the United States Navy as may be in our ports. Iu the War department the stamps are furnished to the Adjutant-General, the chief clerk of the office, and, in bis absence, another clerk, designated by the Adjutant General, and a clerk who affixes the stamps to the letters and packages to be mailed ; Inspector-General R. li. Alarcy ; Inspector-General E. Schriver ; employees Inspector-General's office ; clerk Inspector Gener al's office; to the chief clerk of the Bureau of Military Justice. In the Quartermaster-General's offlce, a clerk is designated to take charge of and account for tbe official stamps, &c, and eight clerks are supplied with them. In the office of Commissary-General ot Subsistence, the stamps required for tho use of the office are placed in charge of ona clerk of class two. In the Surgeon-General's Office, the Bureau of Medical Statistics, the Paymaster-General's Office, and the office of the Chief of Engineers, the stamps are placed in the hands of clerks, while the Dumber of officers and employees, in or connected . with the Signal Office, at tho various stations of observation throughout the country who are furnished with official postage stamps for the purpose of paying postage on official correspondence, is 112. In the Post-Office Department they are issued to tbe following officers and em ployes : 1 Postmaster-General, 3 assistant postmasters-general, 1 Assistant Attorney General for Post-Office Department, 1 sup erintendent of foreign mails, 1 Superintend ent of Money-Order System, 1 chief clerk of Department. 1 chief of division of mail depredations, 1 postage-stamp agent at New York, 1 postal-card agent at Spring field, Massachusetts, 73 special agents, 343 rail way post-office bead clerks, 917 route agents,193 mail-route messengers, and 33, 780 postmasters ; a total of 35,317. In the Department of the Interior, in the Secretary's office the official postage-stamps are in the custody of the superintendent of documents, who issues them on the requisi tion of the chief clerk of the Department, to the chief messenger and to the clerk in immediate charge of tbe document room, who stamp all official mail matter leaving the Department. Official stamps are also issued by the superintendent of documents to the follow ing Bureaus, on requisition of their respec tive heads : The Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Education, the Patent Office, the General Land Office, the Pension Office, the Census Offlce, and the National Mu seum. In the Bureau of Indian Affairs the oQ cial stamps are in the keeping of a clerk of the first class, whose duty it is to stamp all official mail Stamps are also furnished by this Bureau to tbe following oOcers : To 4 (Continued on tad poo.) I c I 3 I ! !