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jR. A. B: BRUMBA UGII,
fleeing permanently located at Huntingdon, offers
hue orofeasional services to the community.
011 ice, the same as that lately occupied by Dr. Loden
'en Hill etre, t. apte.leidi
-1011.. JOHN MeCULLOCH, offers his
professional services to the citizens of Huntingdon
en vicinity. 01lice on till street, one door east of Reed's
19eng Store. Aug. 28, '55.
rtm. rcifkotea to tho Brick Row opposite the Court House
April 13, 1859.
E, J. GREENE,
Office removed to Loisteee New Building,
run .treat, Huntingdon.
P. W. JOHNSTON,
411VEYOR & INSURANCE AGENT,
Office on Smith street
Jr A. POLLOCK,
AVETOR &REAL ESTATE AGENT,
,-nuyipiaDoN, - .
Rill attend,to , Eurvoyink in all ite branches, and will
buy and sell Itml &tato in any part cultic United :tate&
bend for circular. dec29-lf
r a W. MYTON,
ATTORNEY AT LA TV,
Jrir Office with J. SINVELL STEWART, Esq. nolo-em*
T. BYLV ANUS BLAIR,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office on Hill street, three doors west of Smith, y5'69
J. HALL 311188[8.
- m ESSER & FLEMING,
• -- -
Office second floor of Letstor's building, on Hill greet.
Pensions stud other claim promptly collected. m326'00
A GEENC Y FOR COLLECTING
: , OLDIERS' CLAIMS, BOUNTY, BACK PAY AND
All who may Imre any claims against the Government
for Bounty, Back Pay nod Peusions,cau bare their claims
promptly collected by applying either in person or by let
W. 11. WOODS,
ATTORNEY .47' LA IC
The name of this firm has been ehang
od from BCOTT k BROWN, to
SCOTT, BROWN & SAMEY,
under which name they will hereattor conduct their
pruct co ne
ATTORNEYS AT L. 4 U' HUNTINGDON, PA.
against the Uorerrneut, rill be promptly prosecuted.
May 17, lbel-t(.
19 P, t .
IL ALLEN LOVELL,
. lIUNTINGDON, PA.
the room lately uccetpled by R. it t6
P. M. Lytle & Milton S. Lytle,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
lime tot med a partnership under the name and firm
P. & M.. S. .LYTLE, • -
And have removed to the office on the south side of
Lill street, fourth door west of :smith.
They Fin attend promptly to all kinds of legal bust
nen entrusted to their care. ap7-tf.
MANUFACTURER OF AND DEALER IN
WILLOW AND SLEIGH BASKETS,
Of all elms and deecriptione,
ALEXANDRIA, HUNTINGDON CO., PA.
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAID
1 G. B. ARMITAGE,
Represent the most reliable Companies in
the Country. Rates as low as is tonsistent
with reliable.lademnlty. asp 2, 'titi.
pital Repreeented over $14,000,0
OIL pL9Tit WINDOW SHADES
GILT GOLD SHADES.
• MUSLIN SHADES,
TAPE, CORD AND TASSALS
AT LEWIS' BOOK STORE
- .1- •
, AA -
• " r C
Eoccetsor to B. M. GREENE,
STEIN WAY & SON'S PIANOS,
And other makes,
MASON & lIAMLIN CABINET ORGANS,
Melodeons, Guitars,Violtne, Fifes, Flutes, Accordeone,
Orgarm,and Melodeons IYarranted for fire
• Circulars Bent on application.
B. J. CIREBNI.I,
2d floor Lointer's New Building.
" For neat JOB PRINTING, call at
tbs.'tqLoßE JOB -PaiiviAd OFFICE," at Hun
ENRY & 00..wi1l do more to ac=
n ega z tite t . heir custnpera than any ot . h c er e Hntlea
jGo to Red Front fcer Glassware
Queensware, Stoneware, Willow and
Cedarware, etc., etc.
Al" and Joint Shingles for sac by
- ' mch24-tf
WK. LEWIS, HUGH LINDSAY, Publishers.
NEW STORE IN HUNTINGDON.
JAMES A. BROWN has just opened
on the second floor of his brick building, where buyers
will find one of the largest and best assortments of
VENITIAN and SCOTCH HEMP
Also, COCOA and CANTON MAT
TINGS, and FLOOR OIL CLOTHS,
Ever offered in central Pennsylvania.
It is well known that a merchant who deals entirely in
one line of goods bso ing largely front manufacturer's is
enabled to Ole his customers advantages In prices and
downward On that line of goods) that are not to be found
in storea professing to do all kinds of business.
1 shall aim therefore to make it tha interest of all In
want of the above goods, to buy at the regular Carpet
and Oil Cloth Store.
tm.Dealers can buy of me by the roll at wholesale
opaGO JAMES A BROWN.
West Huntingdon Foundry.
PLOWS, THRESHING MACHINES,
FAltlll DELLS, SLED AND Shill SOLES.
WAGON BOXES, IRON KETTLES,
Fur Furnaces, Forges, Orist anti Saw Mills, Tanneries
AND JOB WORK IN GENERAL
ARCHITECTURAL A. ORNAMENTAL DEPARTMENT.
• Iron Porticos and Verandahs,
1141.111 es Columns and Drop Ornament ter woe den
porticos and verandahs,
Window Lintels and Sills,
Cant Ornaments for wooden lintels,
Cellar tI inclose °nerds. all sizes,
Chimney Tops and Flues,
Sash Weights, Carpet Strips
Registers, - Heaters, Coal Unites,
Vault Castings for coal and wood cellars, '
Arbors, Tree-boxes, Lamp-pouts, Illtching-poats,
Iron Railing for porticos, verandahs, balconies, dower.
Turd and Cemetery Fences, etc.
alloition paid to fencing Conetery Lola.
Address JAMES SIMPSON,
se23,bb lluutiagdon, ra.
EASTON BLAKE. M. MARION McNEIL.
[Sucotb.ors to 3. 31. CUNNINGHAM & SON.)
Iron and Brass Founders,
IRON ,and BRASS CASTINGS made Ina first class
• Foundry.' We have always on' hand all
.„. kinds of Plow and Stove Castings, Wash
Kettles, Cellanwindows, Orates, Coal hole
Castings for pavements, Window "eights
m all sizes and weight', Pipejointe, Sled
atm nt e igh_sorea, Wagon boxes, Machine, Castings, for
steam and water, grist, saw, sumac nut plaster mills of
all derelipt lons.
BEATERS AND IRON FENCES,
of the tua. , ..t itoproredstOO; oven doors and frames, door
!Intl, and in fact ut er) thing tattle in thin lino.
Welfare n larger stock of pattern., anti can furnish CO.N.
tino at short notice, and cheaper thou they can ba had
in the country. tinting a good drill, vie aro prepared to
do drilling and fitting up of all Motto.
Mica in Liestors' tow BuiNwg, dill greet, Hunting
licit. HOMO. BLAKE &
BARGAINS ! BARGAINS !
SELLING-OFF- AT COST
'- Are now disposing of their entire stock of
GoodS AT COST. Persons wishing
• BOOTS AND SHOES,
RATS AND CAPS,
ETC , ETC., ETC.,
Will save money by calling on us, as we
are determined to close out our entire stock
REMEMBER THE PLACE:
Smith's new building, nu Street, Hunt
ingdon, Pa. octl2
E. C. SUMMERS. LUSE BRILEY
UNION STEAM BAKERY
T.U.E undersigned have fitted up a
.1 first-class steam BAKERY at the Castilian Garden
oft Choral street, and are prepared to furnish all kinds
BREAD,. ROLLS, BISCUITS, PIES,
- Plain and Fancy CAKES, &c.,
In i l v a XL`i real l l u p"ectl e aite a n t trororc b o l :n p t r e d
ry i _ s ealers to
OUR CANDY MANUFACTORY.
We rri'V - nitfacture all kinds of Fancy nod Comm: r ' Con
feat loneries, egnal to any that comes from the city, and
a e prepared to till large or small orders on short notice
and at CLEF PitIONS.
We also keep on Laid a largo and constant supply of
'FRUITS AND NUTS,
which they will furnish at reasonable rates.
The proprietors flatter themselves that it needs but a
trial to convince the most sceptical, nod please the most
We respectfully solicit a Ilium' share of public patro
nage, and shall endeavor to merit its continuance:
5e1,1869 tiUNIMEIIi3 dr. WALES.
A eon Pocket Reody Reckoner, In Oilers
an coots, to N‘bich are added forms of Hobos, Bills, Re
ceiptis, Potitions, de., together with a sot of useful tables
containing rate of interest from ono dollar to twelve tbou - -,
and,by the stogie day, with a table of wages and board
by:llie week and day. For sale at -
Lpri t s , BOOK STORE.
jr., • C OUNTRY DEALtRS bun
' , buy CLOTHIA from rata Eppitu' idon at
, WIIOLIIB, 0 1LE as cheepria they can itt the
Rigs, apll Mr? a Icholesale atoro hi" PhltaNe)y,bia.
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24. 1869.
ClinTlingham & Carmon's,
Corner of Railroad and Montgomery Ste
WEWE would call special attention to
the daily snivel of CIIOICS AND DEAUTWUI.
(US, which ere offered at
Conel.ting of Beautiful Silks of all shades, all a•oo
Poplins, Alpacas, Melange., Armee, Chintzes, a.ntolt
beautiful Me of Bne Cambrioa, Barra Musl Ina, Nein-
aooke, Gingham, and Ghambraya
ALSO, a full lino of Domestic Goods, such as
HEAVY BLEACHED MUSLIM,
Fine Brown .I.luslin, 40 indite wide, Bleached 31ustin
tram 3 to 2,4 yards setae, Kentucky Jeans, Farmers
Cessimore, ke„ he.
Oor stock of PIIOES excels nnythtog of the kind this
sido of Philsoirlphin:
ALSO, a largo end well selected stock HATS snit.
ebbe for the eonoon
We mako n specialty of this article, sail hare en hand
a wry fine aosortineit of -
n hick will bo sold lower than CAN bo sold by any other
house ontelde of Philadelphia. Wo have also on band a
large stock of
FISM AHD BALT
which we are selling very low.
In order to be convinced that cure le the place to buy,
eQI aud cot: mine our goods afid prices
We take pleasure In showing our goods, even if you do
not wish to buy. 110 you will planet, call nud get posted
CUNNINGHAM & CARMON.
Oat. 28, 1865-tf.
kik k k k
BOURDON'S & JOUVIN'S
Ladies and Gentlemen's Sizes,
The Tourist or Grant Hat
MOW ea1 51-
VRIEPILIRI 01? Rib2VELIOE
CORNER OF THE DIAMOND,
NEW GOODS. '
D..P. ,CWIN. -
INFORMS THE PUBLIC
THAT HE HAS
SPLENDID STOCK of N.IfiNV GOODS
CAN'T BE BEAT
IN . •
OHEAPNESS AND QUALITY
3QME AND SEE.
D. P. ,WIN,
fivnthigdot!, 00:4, 1M:
THE BROKEN HOME.
"TRUTH STRANGER THAN FICTION."
In San Franeised, on the north side
of Folsom street, overlooking Mission
Bay, stands a palatial residence.
Thu interior of this house is even
more beautiful than its exterior, every
apartment being in its way a gem of
magnific'ence and refinement.
The library especially realizes the
most perfect ideal of an 'elegant and
- And yet, at the moment we look in
upon him—one August afternoon, as
he occupied his library—the proprietor
of all this wealth appeared of all men
the most miserable.
He was Mr. Morton 'Proble, for ma
ny yearsa leading banker of San Fran
It was in vain that the broad bay
window at the south end of the room
had been opened, giving ingress to the
sunshine and the fragrfince of rare
flowers—in vain that the walls wore
lined with richly ; carved book-cases and
paintings—in vain that soft couches
and luxuriant chairs had been gathered
He was wretched.
He lay on a sofa, in the depths of the
great bay-window, the wreck of a once
powerful man. His figure was thin
and gaunt; his face white as marble;
his eyes having an expression of woe
ful apprehension, of harrowing anxie
ty, of dreadful expectancy.
It was evident at a glance that no
merely physical ailment had made him
what he was.
By what withering secret, by what
destroying affliction, had ho been thus
agonized ? thus haunted thus hunted?
ho so noble and good ! be so wealthy
As ho moved restlessly upon his lux
urious cushions the pretty clock on the
mantel-piece struck 'five, ovory stroke
seeming to full like a hammer upon the
heart of the nervous invalid. Ho
aroused himself, struggling feebly to
a sitting posture.
"Oh; will this fatal day never, never
pass ?" he murdered; "nor bring us re•
Noticing with a nervous start that
he , was alone, ho touched a bell _upon
table before him, and called :
!Re ! where aro you ?"
Before the echoer; 'of his voice bad
died out a step was heard, and his wife
entered his presence.
"I left you only for a moment, Mor
ton," she said, advancing to the bank
er's side. ' -- You were dozing, I think.
I wiNhed to send fur the doctor !"
She was a beautiful woman, of some
six and thirty years, graceful, with
broad white brows, and loving eyes, in
whii;ll the brightness and sweetness of
a sunshiny nature were still percepti•
ble, under a grief' and anxiety no lesS
poignant than that evinced by her
"The doctor !" he echoed, hallre
"Yes, dear," she said, in a calm and
cheerful voice, asshe.drew a chair to
the Side of a sofa, stroking the corru•
gated forehead of the invalid with a
magnetic touch. "He will ho here im
mediately. Your last nervous crisis
alarmed me. You may become seri
ously ill !"
Mr. Preble bestowed an affectionate
look upon his wife, but said despond-
"The doctor! He cannot 'minister
to a mind diseased Oh, if these long
hours would only pass! If I only
know what the day has yet in store for
"Look up, Morton !" enjoined Mrs.
Preble, with a reverently trustful
glance upward through the open win
dow at the blue sky, and as if looking
beyond the azure clouds therein. "Lot
us appeal from the injustice and wick
edness of earth to the goodness and
mercy of Heaven !"
The banker gave a low, sobbing
"I cannot look up, Helen," he an
swered, with a passionate tremor in his
voice—"only down, down at the grave
that is opening before me I"
Mrs. Preble continued to stroke his
forehead softly, while she lifted her
pale face to the sunlight streaming into
"Look up, Morton—al ways look up!"
she again enjoined upon the invalid.
"During all these fourteen years of ag
ony, I have not once doubted either
the goodness or the justice .of Heaven.
'Blessed are they that mourn : for they
shall be comforted.' I believe that we
shall yet rejoice more keenly than we
have mourned, and that we shall come
to a glorious clay of i joy beyond all this
long night of sorrow • •
, The face of the, jnvalid , lighted' up
with an Rumoring glow , and he mur
"iilollo9B faith'. - yy Ivqq) r 314 fqe
indeed a blessed comforter I Perhaps,
after all, you are right !"
A knock resounded on a side door at
this juncture, and tho next moment
Dr. Hutton, the family physician, for
whom Mrs. Preble had sent, entered
He was an old man, portly in figure,
with white hair and beard, but with a
fresh and ruddy complexion, a pair of
shrewd blue eyes, and with an exube
rant boyishness ofmanner that sat
well upon him. Ho approached the
sofa, after greeting the husband and
wife, and lifted the thin, restless hand
of the invalid, feeling his pulse.
"Quite a high fever," ho said, after a
brief pause. "Worrying again, eh,
Mr. Preble 'I" You are wearing your
self Out. Medicine will do you no good
so long as your mind is in its present
condition. I must giro you an opi
"Not now, doctor," interposed the
bunker. "I cannot—must not—sleep
to-day ! I need to be broad awake
now, for I cannot tell at any moment
what the next may bring forth. lam
looking for the culmination of all my
years of anguish—for the crowning ag
ony of the whole. Perhaps oven now
Ab, what was that?"
He started up wildly, and then, as
the sound that had disturbed him was
not repeated, he sank back again on
his cushions, pallid and panting.
Tho doctor looked at Mrs: Preble
with an anxious, questioning glance.
"It is the anniversary," she replied
to his unspoken inquiry—"the anni
versary of our loss."
"Ah', yes," said the' doctor. "I re
"Yes, it's another of those terrible
days," cried the banker, in a hollow
whisper. "Sit down, doctor, and I
will tell you the whole story. I can
think pf nothing else to-day, and am
almost wild with apprehension and
anxiety. Sit down."
Dr. Hutton drew up a chair and
seated himself, his face expressing the
double solicitude of a friend and phys
"You know us fourteen years ago,
doctor," said Mr. Preblo. "We lived
then where we do now, in, a cottage
on the site of this great mansion.—
There were but the three of us—Helen
and I, and our three year old Jessie.
And it was fourteen years ago to-day
that our little Jessie was stolen from
"I remember it," said the doctor
softly. "Yet might she not have been
lost, Mr. Preble ? She went out to
play in the garden, if I remember
rightly, and Was never seen by you
again. She might have strayed away—
"So wo thought for a whole year,
doctor," interrupted the banker. "We
never dreamed that she had been sto
len. We searched everywhere for her
and offered immense rewards for her
recovery. I employed detectives, but
all to no purpose. When our little
Jessie ran down the steps into that
flower-garden," and be pointed to the
front of the house, "as if the earth had
opened and swallowed her up, we ne
ver saw her again."
"She must have found the gate open
and wandered out," suggested Dr.
Hutton. "She might have strolled
down to the waters and been drowned.
The banker fixed his burning eyes
upon the physician's face, and whis
"I said we never saw the poor child
again. I did not say we had not
heard of her. She was lost on the 9th
of August, 1854. For a year we
thought her dead. But on the anni
versary of our loss we received a writ
ten message concerning
"A message !" cried Dr. Button,
"A morn scrawl—a single line in a
hand evidently disguised," said the
banker. "Hero it is."
He produced a dingy scrap of paper
from a drawer in the table, and hold
it up to the view of the physician, who
read as follows :
"August 9, .1855. Jessie, ha, ha ! Jessie !"
Dr. Hutton looked, with a puzzled
air, from the scrap of paper, which he
turned over and over, to the counters.
mice of the banker.
"I can make nothing of this," he de;
dared.. "It is merely a date, with the
name of your lost daughter. It tells
"Nor did it us, at first," said Mr.
Prolate.' "Then that name and that
date, with the demon laugh connect
ipg them, set us to thinking. A whole
year. wo• agonized over the dreadful
problem, and then we received anoth
er message which you shall seo."
Ile thrust a second slip of palm%
identical in shaper and appearance with
thefirst; before the gaze of Dr. Hut.
ton, who read it aloud
"August, 1856. Your J 83814 SigtilLlCS."
The physician-started, as if elpetri
fiedi • '
TERNS, $2,00 a year in advance.
"Alt ! this is something definite—
something decisive," ho muttered.—
"It convinced you that your datighter
was still living."
"Yes, doctor," said Mr. Problc, and
every anniversary - of that day has
brought us some message. The disap
pearance of the child, myterious as it
is, does not seem to me half so strange
as that the villain who took her away
could contrive to communicate with
us every year since, and always on a
particular day—the anniversary of
that on which she was stolen—with
out our being able to discover who ho
is. And a still greater wonder to me
is what can be his motive. It seems
incredible. If it was stated in a 'novel
many people would not believe . it.—
But 'truth is stranger than fiction.'
Mrs. Preblo drew from her husband's
breast-pocket his note : book, opened it
to the proper pago, and presented it
to the physician.
Dr. Hutton adjusted hid spectacles,
glanced over the page, and then slow
ly read the groupo of entries aloud.—
The entries for the first year is its fol
Anon 9, 1555. Jelait, ha, ha f Jussia."
And the next year it ie--
Aram 9, 1866. Your Jess, still Uses I"
And the nest—
"Auamrs 9, 1857. Shc is in good hands 1"
And the next—
',AuGun 0, 1858. [She is well as ever i"
And the next
4.Avaust 9, 1859. I saw her yesterday 1"
And the next—
'•Avcusx 0,1860. She's growing rapidly 1"
And tho next—
'•AVousr 9, 1561. She continues to do went"
And the next—
"AOaCsr9, 1862. Pre seen her again 1"
And tho next
4,Avaver 9,1803. Shea :becoming a woman t"
And the next—
"A %Tina. 9, 1864. ra ur child it thirteen I"
And the next—
°Amon 9,1865. Ws tardier than aver I"
And the next—
"Amor 9,1886. She's really charming I"
And last year it wee—
"AuGun 9,1867. My rmard is at, hand I"
And what shall we get to-day !
The physician looked up and fixed
his thoughtful gaze upon the bereaved
husband and wife.
"How did these messages come to
you ?" he demanded.
_ "Invariably by poet," replied Mr.
Preble. "'Usually to the house, but
sometimes to the office !"
"And.you have never seen their'aUi
"The last of them IS dated, I soo a
year ago to day !"
"Yes, yes," faltered the banker,
"and the time has come for another
message. This is the 9th of August,
'•I see," said Dr. Hutton. "And
this is the secret of your terrible ex
citement! You -are expecting to re
ceive to-day another of these fitrango
There was a brief silence. Mrs.
Proble's hand fluttered in its task, and
her face grow very pale. The banker
breathed gaspingly. The physician
regarded them both in friendly sym
"We shall hear of her again to-day,"
said Mr. Preblo; "and what will the
message be ?"
The mother averted her face. Her
brave heart faltered as that question
echoed in her soul.
"The writer of these letters is un
questionably the abductor of your
child !" said Dr. Hutton.
"Have you any suspicion as to his
"Not the slightest," said Mrs. Pre
ble. "We have puzzled over the prob
lem for many years, but we cannot
guess who he is."
"Think," said the doctor. "Have
you no enemy? Ido not mean peo
ple with whom you are not friendly—
every stirring man has plenty of these
—but a downright enemy ! -Is there
no man whom you knew in the East
who hated you ? No one against
whom you were called upon to testify
—no one whom you possibly injur
The banker shook his head. He
had asked himself all of those clues
"I have no such enemy, doctor," he
answered with Sincerity of voice and
"And Mra. Prehle ?" suggested the
doctor, turning to her. "Have you
no rejected suitor who might he re
vengeful enough to deseiate your
home ?" . •
~ ,N p,",said the lady. "I,
ried, early, Dorton Was,iiii , first ',1,0v-
is strange—very strange‘!"—
timittered the cioetor. ' - "Youi' aro not
conscious of hUving,an eilerriy'4a'
den foe=a fiend Iu hdnttin'
hi working,"ont - against* Yon 'ti," foailful
hatred ! Aid you baseriot the slight
est susOeion as' to'whoin.he is?"'
"Not the slightest,""' deelare'd 'the
"My -13 asitand had a' step-brother
who might hive been
.eapahlo of this
"The handwriting „not familiar r„
"No,- - It is merely-a rude serawl,-as
you see," said the banker.
gests nothing—except _th_atis_eviderit,
ly disguised !" • ~
Again there was a profound. eh
"Our child is seventeen years ;old
now," at length murmured Xrs: •Prei,
ble, her voice trembling.
the threshold of womanhood.
doubt, during all these years, she' has
yearned for us, Wherever she May' he,
as we have yearned for her I"'
"But where is she r asked' 'the'
physician—and now his voice was:
broken by his deep sympathy with •
the" agonized parents. "Where - can
she be 77
"Heaven only knows," answered
the mothor. "PerhapS in San Fran . ..)
cisco—perbaps in some rude hut in"the•
interior with some obscure faimer,
and under a name that is not hers
I think her abductor would have ear
ried.her to some lonely region of the:
interior, among the valleys and mouth , .
tains. Yet I never see ao young
in the streets without - turning to look
at her. I never hear a girlish .. yeice,
without listening eagerly, half fancy,'
ing that it may prove the voice of my
lost Jessie !"
"Oh, pitying heaven !" sighed
Hutton r clashing a flood of tears . &oat
his eyes. "Will this long agony nev
er be over ?"
"We hope so, and even believe so,".
answered Mrs'. Preble, with the firn,
ness of an unfaltering trust in God's
mercy. "The last message we receiv,
ed from our enemy seems to point. to
some kind of a change." . • ' •
"True," assented Dr. Hutton, look
ing at the message in question. "It
is unlike the others. 'lt says that his
'reward is at hand.' He means - either
that he intends to marry yoiir daugh
ter, or that he intends to demand
money of you for bringing back—or
"We shall soon know," said. Mrs.
Preble, wi.th forced calmness.
day we shall have anotber message,
no doubt. What will it be ?"
The banker turned reAlessly,on his,
sofa, and his face grew.paler:
"Whatever it is let it come I" he
murmured. Anything can be :borne
better than this awful suspense. Let
As if his impatient words had prep,
ipitated a crisis, a step was heard On
the walk at this moment, and a rind
at the front door followed.
"Another message !" bre'athed the,
A servant soon entered, bearing a
letter, which he extended to Mr. Pre.
'The; bean:3l.la in the hall."
With an - eager gaze . . the bankei
glanced at the supersoription ofetbs,
MI 881 ve
'lt is froni fflM 1" he faltered
Ho tore the•envelope open, -
It contained a slip of paper, of well,
known -- shape and 'appearatibe, upon
which was scrawled a single line; in.
an.equally well-known hand-;.vriting
which the banker exhibited to the
This line was as follows :
AUGUST 9, 1868. At six T will call!"
A shock of wonder and horror shook
the three simultaneously.
"Will call !" cried Mr. Preble, start,.
. to Ler feet, and glaring wildly
"Is coming bore ?" cried Airs„
ble, also arising.
"It seems so," said Dr. Hutton; his.
eyes again reverting to the_ Message.
"Ho will be here at six 'o'clock, 'and
see ! it is six already
Even as be spoke, the clock on tha
mantlepiece commenced striking the
appointed hour, and at' that instant
heavy foot steps resounded in the-hall
approaching the library.
" It is lie !" cried the dootor, also,
As the last stroke of the hour re,
sounded, the door leading from the
ball again opened.
One long and horrified glance cast
the banker and'his wife in that, direct
tide; and then she fell heavily to thq
Her senses had left her.
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