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Thisinetg Cardio* Ave lines $5,00 per year. -
W. D. TE9BELL & CO.,
WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, and dealers in
Wall Paper, Kerosene Lamps, Window Glaaa,
Perfumery, Paints and Oila, Le., he.
Corning, N. F., Jan. 1, 1566.-Iy.
racuoLs & nireuELL,
eTTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW.
Office formerly occupied by James Lowrey, ssq
15'611;11pr°, Jim. 1, 1866-Iy.
WILLIAM H. SMITH,
AT TOB,NEY AID COUNSELOR 'AT LAW
Insurance, Bounty and Pension Agency, Mein
Street Virellsboro, Pa., Jan. 1, 1866.
S. F. WitsoN
WILSON & NILES,
ATTORNEYS Jc COUNSELORS At' LAW,
(First door from Ei,goney's, on the Avenue}—
wilt a ttend to business entruated to their care
la the counties of Tioga and Potter.
Wellabor°, Jan. 1, IRBIL,
F W., MILK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW—Mansfield, Tioga co., Pa.
may 9,18664 y ,
AILOR. Shop first door north of L. ii...Piestera
Shoe Shop. Or Cutting, Fitting, and Repair
ing done promptly and well. • - •
•Welliboro, Pa., Jan. 1, 1866.-Iy. .
JOHN B. SHAHSPEARE,
DRAPER AND TAILOR. Shop over Bowen's
Store, second floor. pp-Cutting, Fitting, and
Repairing done promptly and in hest style. .
Wellsboro, Pa., Jan. I, 1866-ly
LAcKsmrril AND SHOES. I have rented
the slop lately occupied by Mr. P. C.lloig, and
am prepared to shoe horses and oxen, and to
do all kinds of work pertaining - to the bath
ness in a superior Manner.
♦cellaboro, Pa., Jan. 1, 1888.—ly,
IZAAR WALTON HOUSE,
Gaines, Tioga County, Pa.
C. VERMILTIk, PROPRIETOR. This is a
tea hotel located within easy acceu of the
best fishing and hunting grounds in North
ern Pennsylvania. No pains will be spared
for the accommodation of pleasure seekers and
the traveling public. [Jan.!, 151M...]
Pennsylvania House, .
amascrAH Emz.t.Err PROPRIETOR.
TH" popular hotel has been lately renovated Stod re.
turnianed, and no pains will be spared tdrear Its
banatalities acceptable to patrons.
WelLaboro, May 9, ISG6,
J. HERVEY EWING,.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
No. ll Law Building,—St. Paul St , Baltimore.
REFERESCES.—Levin Gale, Attorney at Law,
Edward Israel, Att'y at Law,Rev. J. MeK.
Riley, D. D.. Rev. Henry Slicer, D. D., Curl
field, Bro. & Co., F. Grove & Co., Ludwig &
McSherry, John Ti. MeJ Mon, Esq., Robert Law
son, Esq., Sutherland, Esq. [Mr. iv . t.vo is
authorized to transact any business oppartain
lug to thiA paper in Baltimore.) 1)
Jan. 1, 1886-Iy.
nearly D ya ' a l ni ate of or a the y 2d sere P te e , a vr v t i l r i'll Ir e ne
aretlence in field and hospital practice, has opened an
ibr the practice of medicine and surgery, in ail
al branches. Parson from a distance case And good
Warding at [ he Pennsylvania Hotel when dealred.—
Will 'ha any part of the State in consultation, or to
perform surgical operations. No 4; Union B lock, up
rsini. . Wellsbc;ro- Pa-, May 2,18611.—1 y.
NEW PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY.-
ihe *azure t, inform the citizens of Tioga
county that they have the boat Opportunity ever
oiered them, to procure Ambrotypes, Ferrotypes,
Gems, Cartes de Visite, Vi4meties, and all kinds
of fancy and popular card. and colored pictures,
u his Gallery on Elmira Street.
lansfield, Nov. 15, '6s—tf. F. M. SPENCER.
A B. EASTMAN, SURGICAL AND MR
Would inform the citizens of Wol!shore and vi
may, that he has iittedup a desirable'snits of
%Nan over John R. Bowen's store, Not 1, Un
loo Block, where he is prepared to execute all
',al in his profession, with a promptness and
idle that will enable him to offer superior induce-.
tuts to those requiring dental operations. All
tork warranted, and at reesonableintes. Please
Oil and examine specimens.
Welliboro. March 21, 1866.—tf
111 4teaa C. N. DARTT,
TOLD say to the public that be is perma
neutly located in Wellsboro, (Office at his
NLdecce, near the Land Office and Episcopal
Ctarch) where be will continue to do all kinds of
vcrt enta6ded to his care, guaranteeing complete
a:Action where the skill of the Dentist can
14,1 In the management of cases peculiar the
4 iLlg. He will furnish
set on any material
FILLING & EXTRACTI 0 TEETH,
wended to on shortest notice, d done in the
best and mast approved style.
TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN
ht the the use of Anaesthetics which are per
fectly harmless and will be administered in every
case when desired.
Wellsboro, Jan. 1, 1865-Iy.
A TTENTION SOLDIERS.
VirM. B. SMITII, Knoxville, Tioga County,
Pa, (U. S. licensed Agent, o.nd Attorney
(.4 soldiers and their friends tlirongbeut all the
"yd States,) will prosecute and collect with nn
SOLDIERS' CLAIMS AND DUES
all Ends. Also, any other kind of claim
gttiost the Government before any of the De
ortmecta or in Congress. Terme moderate, All
va teuicatione seat to the above addreva will re
ctTe prompt attention. Jan. 17, 1868.
ITUTED STATES HOTEL.
Main Street, WeUsher°, Pa.
D. G. RITTER, PitomsToo..
Haring leased this popular hotel property,
'lately occupied by Mr. Pelson Austin) I shall
sa dror to make it truly the traveler' , bom(4—
Ansal attention will be given to the table,
I'd i bt
the comfort of gueets will be a prime object.
stables will be under the care of an expert
' W tilsboro, Jan. 1, 1866-Iy,
ke Sha.vunir and liair-Dressing Saloon.
tristbscribers take pleasure in announcing to the
P t aeple of Weßebore and vicinity that they bare
t,L t.ght oat Mr. 8. F. Shaiblin, late barber and hair
;',.7." Welsher°, and hare fitted up a' scat and
.' l citvat room ever C. L. Willcees store, whets they
ntrqd ° JOY , be on hand to wait on their cuatoiners:
they will spare no pains to plume they hope to
the patronage of the community.
I,,,,,rtketar atter' tion patd to ladies' haircutting. ah4rn
g , dieing. &a. Ladles' btsids, puffs; satiates, Melia
" 41 " king hand or nudist° order,
APril , & meow.
ONION SETTS for ealeitt
BOY'S DRUG STORR-
(Corner Main Street and the Avenue.)
THIS ie one of the most popular Wises in
the county. This Hotel is the prtncipal
Stage-home in Wellsboro. Stages leave daily'
as follows :
For Tioga. at JO a. m. ; For Troy, at 8 a. m.;
For Jersey Shore every Tuesday and Friday at'
2 p. m.i , For Coudersport, every Monday and
Thursday at 2 p. m.
STAGES ARRIVE—From Tioga, at 12 1-2 o'clock
p. m.: From Troy, at 6 o'clock p. From Jer
sey Shore, Tuesday and Friday'll a. m.: prom
Coudersport, Monday and Thursday Il a.m.
N. B.—Timmy Oowden,the well-known 'host
ler, will be found cn bad.
Wellaboro, Jan. 1, 1888-Iy.
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
.3. B. NzLas
Of MANSFIELD, Pa., kayo . just received and
offer to the inhabitants of Tioga county, at the
lowest cash prices, a large and well assorted stock
of the following first class goods:
DRUGS, MRDICINES, & DYE STUFFS,
Paints, Oil, Putty and Glass, Howe A &svele'
Family Dyes, patent Medicines, Perfumery,
Toilet Soaps, Hair Oils and Pomades,
School and Miscellaneous Books,
Books, and Blank Deeds of
all kinds Diaries for
Photograph agad Autograph Albums, Gold Pens
and Pocket Cutlery, All kinds of Toys,
Tobacco, snuff kcigars of. est
riiiIIOS I II/(40d4011/1, & Cabinet Organs
VIOLINS; 'G UITA RS, A CCOAIIIIONS,
• • . , • -•
and all kinds df Musical Instruments and musical
merchandise. All the most popular Sheet-Mush:
always on hand.
By special arrangements with the largest man
ufacturing house in Now York, we can furnish all
BRASS AND SILVER BANDS
Parties wishing Instruments will - save ten per
cent: by communicating with us before purchas
ing elsewhere. All Instruments delivered
FREE OF CHARGE, -AND
WARRANTED .tW r.gizr 4EsiTer.
Pianos and Melodeons to rani on reasonable
terms. Agent, for the celebrated 'Florence Sc!-
LANG. dc WHITE
Mangceld„ Dec. 6,1565-6 co.
Dr: W. Ur. WEBB & BRO.
Have opened a Drug and Chemical rStore, on
Main Street, Ist door below Hastingaorhere they
intend to keep a full assortment of
. DBli,f S AND MEDICINE&
A good article of Medicinal Liquors and Wines.
Prescriptions carefully prepared.
'Medical advice given free of charge.
Welimber°, Nov. 8-Iy.
NEW FIRM •!L NEW GOODS AT TIOGA
Would respectfully anuottnce to "all whom it
may concern," that they keep constantly on hand
a large and well selected assortment of
DRIIJIGS AND MEDICINES,
- PAINTS, OILS,
GLASS AND WALL PAPER,
DYE STUFFS, FAMILY DYES, LAMPS,
GLASS WARE, PLATED 'WARE,
such as CASTORS, SPOONS,
TEA & TABLE, FORKS,
CAKE DISHES, &c.
ENVELOPES, SCHOOL BOOKS,
Tea, CotTipe, Spice, Pepper, Gin
per, Saieratus, Starch.
TOII.p . AND WASHING SOAPS,
and an endless variety of
' Tioga, Pa, Oct. 4, 1885-Iyob.
IN Elk township, Tioga County Pa., containing
124 acres, 40 acres improved. said farm is
watered by numerous springs. A small stream of
water sufficient fos churning, sawing wood, &C.,
runt through the farm near the buildings. It is
sitnatedfor a good dalej/faim. A portion of
it is good grain land. Two log houses, frame
barn and other out buildings thereon. A thrifty
young orchard of 70 or 80 apple, pear or plum
trees. A good school house on the adjoining
farm. The above farm might be divided into
two small farms of 62 acres each. Price $l2 per
acre. Terms easy. A liberal .deduotion made
for cash down. Inquire of
C. B. KELLEY, Wellaboro, or
W . M. UPDIKE, on the premise&
Jan. 17, 1866.—tf.
New Drug Store.
1010 ICH & GILBERT have opened' a Drug and
Cherideal Store on Main Street, one door be
lost Dr. Mattison's Rotel, in the Borough of
Enoiville, where they keep on - hand a full as
DR,IIGS AND MEDICINES,
i! good article of medicinal Winos and Liquors.—
/jar - Prescriptions carefully prepared-,
Knoxville, March 26, 1866-3 M.
• form Truss'
TRUSBIIB.-" Seeley's Hard'a m anpeen
cures rupture, frees the er, chafe, or be
ore :• will never rem', bre!' spritig being coated
come filthy, (the fine rig made any power re
with hard robber ng, fitted tolorm; requires
qnired: used: nest, tightest; easiest, and best
uo StriippinC Send for pamphlet.. •
TrUglOr r7. L. B. SERUM, 8010 Proptietor.
Adl 68 1347 Chesnut st., Pa.
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B. B. HOLIDAY, Proprietor
LANG & WHITE,
B4ND INSTRUMENTS. '`
rarm for Sale
Wellabor° Marble Works. •
STOWELL, 7R., baring. purchased the
JUL interest of P. C. Hoig, the business will
now be conducted' under the name of H. Stows%
Jr. dr Co.
All descriptions of Marble work executed to
the entire satisfaction of custoniera.
MONUMENTS OBELISKS AND HEAD.
of the latent and moat 'apprOyed styles.We will
'also furnish to order,
MANTELS, TABLE' FOPS, SODA
and sll kinds of work itirtaini4 to the butane's
, We intend to do oar work in a manner that will
R. STOWELL, JR., & C 9
Wellß6dro, April 2,1888:-
WHOLESALE DRUG STORE
DRUGS AND MEDICINES, PAINTS
THADpEti DAVMS! CONCEN
' TUTU ' 1
„AIXINCtiN,ES;‘ CIN= ,
CINNATT WINp AND
KEROSENE LAMPS, , PATENT• MEDI-
CINEg; P,ETRQETIJM' OIL,
AND FLAVORING EXTRACTS, WALL
PAPER, WINDOW GLASS,
AND DYE, COLORS, •
Sold 4 Witolagale Pricel. ,:,Bayou are reqe4eal,
to call 414 ges q.aotatiotte . ketore going further
East , - ' r ,
- . . .
W. D. TERBELL 8c• CO
Corning, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1866-Iy
Band Power I,ioorii !-Patented 1865.
LL persona Interested In the production of pratiet
AA, cal machinery into our country, are requested to.
investigate the merits of
HENDERSON'S HAND POWER LOOM
This loom will do all kinds of band weaving. • -
It will - weave. jeans, blankets, plain cloth, satinet,
keney, 'flannel, seamless sack, double width
or any kind of cotton,'wool, or fax cloth. It trthdirthi
treadles, throws thealinttle, lets off the web, add takes
np the cloth. It makes the upper abed as the 'Fatten
comes forward, ggd beats np the filling after the cross
is made, maktoWetter cloth and better selvage them
can be made in any other way.
It is the only hand loom that is suitable
fir totaving wool,
es no loom that makea all the abed as the batten goes
back, will weave wool satisfactorily.
It has no strings to stretch and get oat of order ; has
treadles at both aides of the loom, making the shed
complete at both sides.
This loom is made to wears the different kinds of
cloth, by simply (hanging the pins that Make the np•
Township rights for sale. Call at Mainsburg, Tioga
county, Pa., and see a full sized loom in operation;
dere for looms 00404. LEWIS WETKOHIfy:
blainebnrg, May 2, '543.-ly - A. P.: PACKARD.
rrIOGA CO. COURT PROCLAMATION.
Whereas, the Hon. Robert G. White, Presi
dent Judge for the 4th Judicial District of Pent
, sylvania, and Royal Wheeler and Victor Case,
Esq.'s Associate Judges in Tioga county, ,
issued precept, bearing date the 10th day
of April. 1866,-end to me directed, for the hold
ing of Orphan's Court, Court of Common Pleas,
General Quarter Sessions and Oyer and Termin
er, at Wellsboro, for the County of Tioga, on the
4th Monday of May (being the 28th day,)
1868, and to continue two weeks.
Notice is therefore hereby given, to the Coro
ner, Justices of the Peace, and Constables in and
for the county of Tioga. to appear in their own
proper persons, with their rec ord s, nqu isition 5, ex. ,
aminationsand remembrances, to do those things
which of their offices and in their behalf apper
tain to be done, and all witnesses an d'other per
eons prosecuting in behalf of the - Commonwealth
'against any person or persons, are required to be
then and there attending, and not to depart at
their peril. Juror's are requested to be punctual
in their attendance at the appointed time,:agrea
ably to notice.
Given under my hande d w i seal" at the Sheriff's
Office. in Wellshoro, e 25th day of April,
in the year of our Lord rme thousand eight
hundred and sixty-six.'
LEROY TABOR Sheriff.
,GREENBACKS 1 1
AND CALL Olf TNN AT-
Naga & AuerbaAN
CHEAP CASH STORE
Where you can always :fled the beat iitiotti4
DOMESTIC & FANCY. DRY GOODS;
CLOTHS, NOTIONS, READY
MADE" CLOTHING, '
Maunfaatured Wader their own araporriodoo.
dlet? Gentili furnishing good., ec.,4L-c.
In their nierchuit tailoring establishment tir r t t_ r Y
competition; baying the beet tailors oflir:: s "v.
and an experienced cutter, p- - 7.-• usbn6Oly
defeby given that -John
Noweri.—Thleilt: Kress, C: B. Kimball, and
t. Fled to the Court of Common
others,, ". . 1-Virga county fora charter of itieorpora
,Ter the name and style ef "The Wellsbo
!:figh Fire Company;" and• that a hearing upon
the same will be had before said Court, at the
Court House in Wellsboro °
on Monday the 4th
day of June next, at which time and place all
persons interested can attend.
J. F. DONALDSON, Pro'y
Wellsboro, May 2, 1866.
N EW GOODS & NEW AREANGEMENT.
All peptone indebted to a L. .Warcox are
inviteyi to call and settle within ten days: -
Wisher°, Aril 11, 1866.
WELLSBQ4O, VA.., MAY 23, 1:866.
THE ISLES OF THE BLEST
Who - has n'ot'dreamed or the Fortunate Isles,
Those island& of bliss end rest,
That lie, sus the olden legends tell,
Ia the,unknown sea of the West 2
Who has not yearned for the apples of gold '
' That hat* from Afabrosial boughs?
Who has not sighed for the nectarous tide ,-,
That froza.grove and from mountain flows?
-, lsles of the blest!
sought in the purple West.
Many a bark, with swelling sail,
• Tba,traseherons sea has tried;
Many a mariner's fearless breast
Tie, - storm and wave defied.
And hour after hour, from dawn to dawn; -
The watch has been bravely kept;
The mester.blmself bas ant at the helm,
While the wearied sailor slept.
Bat forever away.
On isavea undiscovered, the islands lay.
Frain:lolmoms, and boughs of palm,
Hafenoated'out on tbeltde,
And birds, with the sunset fire owtheir wings,
Have perched on the vessel's aide;
Bat: never more than a rosy cloud,
If seen in tlie evening light, '
: brought to their eager lips the cry,
t I :a Wes! the isles are in eight!.
Gone was the cloud, the light, and the shore.
Last night a-spirit spoke with me :
Host thou faint fur the far off prize !
Ia it not enough to watch and wait,
to Cruet each wind that flies,'
In the days - when all bright omens tell
' That the goal of delight is near, '
'When the billows blossom with drifting flowers,
And the birds of prousiQe appear?
' - 1 .4 To oats! to oars!
Strike boldly on to the clouded shores!
Fer;by stern and 'nighty spirits held, -.
14 a strong elfehantnient hound,
- NO eighing hope, and no yeimning- dream;
Cin win that hallowed ground, _
lint teselate, will, and the dating fiend,
01:tattle ksitialtngeli strong,
.13ball wrest ffimin isles from the mystery
• Thal lies shroUded tbm' So long.
:After the strife, . -
Glorious, thy rest in those gardens of life.
o.foTtunate isles! 0 brightening realms!
Your glories :1 yet may find ; _ - -"- -
ilut my rails ; are furled, J have seiped my- pare,
I have left my "dreams behind.
I have learned thatoraiting nor prayer will give
The triumph for which I long i
Tbrdngb nobler tail andcnileavor beam
'The beautiful shores of song.
,Enough, f at night
I may rine- liwielea tb ikhdis *raid Agit t
Tho Lady and the Locksmith.
I mid am
lcioksxtdalfs , %'V tradesl: 6 lfy ~callinels
strange one, and possesses a certain fas
cination, rendering it one of the most
agreeable of pursuits. Many who fol
lowa see nothing hi it but labor—think
of -nothing but its returns in gold and
silver. To me, .it has other eh a ente than.
the money it, produces. I am called'up
on, almost daily s to open doors and peer.
into long neglected apartments ; to open
the 'stubborn locks of safes, and gloat
upon. the treasures piled within ; torqui
-44. enter the apartmen is of ladies, With
More beauty than discretion, and pick
the locks of drawers containing peace
destroying missives, that the dangerous
Ovldences of .wandering, affection. may
inSt reach the eye of -a husblind;cre
'er ; to force the fastenings of cashbox
es, and depositories of records, telling
of. men made suddenly rich, of corpora
tions of orphans robbed, of
hopes crushed, of families ruined. Is
there no charm its all this ?—ric food for'
spedulation'?-iii kope for the range cif
pleasant fancy ? Then, who would not
be - a locksmith, hough . his fake : is be
'grimed with the Boot of the fcitge, and
-his hands attsstahled with rust ,
BM. I have a story to tell—not exactly
a 'story, eithsers 7 for a story implies .the_
completion as well as the beginning of
a narrative,; ,and mine is scarcely more
than the introduktion to . one. Let him
-who deals in fancy write the ;est. ,
In the spring of 18513 j -think it was
in April, I opened a littleshop on Kear
ney-street, and soon worked myself into
a fair business. Late one evening, a la
dy, closely veiled, entered my shop, and
pulling from beneath a cloak a small ja
panned box, requested me to open it.--
The lock was-curiously constructed, and
I was all of an hour fitting it with a
key: The laslY_Seetried netVous atlhe
delay, and at length requested me to
close the d00r..--*wps a•little. surprised
at-the suggestion, but of course cOm-
Shustintsthe doer, and Jett -p
ing to my 'Wcirk, the lady withdreiv
veil; disclosing as „sweet a face as can
well be imagined. 'there was a restless
ness in the eye, and a pallor in the
cheels,.hossever, which plainly told of
' a s tieart ill at ease s and, in aitnoment ev
ery emotion for her had giyen. place to
I that of pity.
"Perhaps. y,otf stre:',unt well s madam,
and the night air is too chilly ?" said I,
I felt a rebukein berteply : " In re
questing you to close the door, I had no
other-object than toescape the attention
of rsons." •
I did-not reply, but thoughtfully con
tinned my work. She resumed : "That
little lietx" Contains valuable papers--
I r. privatePapers—anill IKve lost the key;
or ft hat been 4tbleri. - I ghould not wish
tb haveyou ;member that I ever came
here on such an errand," she continued,
with some hesitation, and giving me a
lixik which, it was no difficult matter to
" Certainly, madam, if you desit.
If I cannot forget your face, I wM at
least attempt tot lose the recollection of
ever seeing it here."
1 The lady-bowed 'rather coldly at what
I considered a fine compliment, and .1
proceeded with my work, satisfied that
a sudden discovered partiality for me
had nothing to do with the visit. Hav
ing succeeded, after much filing and fit
ling, in turning • the lock, I was seized
with is Otiosity to get a glimpse at the
precious contents of the box ; and sud
denly raising' the lid, discovered a bun
-dle of letters, and a daguerreotype, as I
slowly passed the box to the owner.—
She seized it hurriedly, and placing the
letters and picture in her pocket, locked
the box, and draWing the veil over her
face, pointed to the door. I opened it,
and as she passed into the street, she
merely whispered,. "Remember!"
We met again, and I have been thus
particular in describing her visit to the
shop, to render ptobable a subsequent
• About two o'clock in the morning, in
the latter part of May following, I was
awake by a gentle tap upon the window
of the little room back of the shop, in
Tifp ON. VAIILT
which Ilodged: 'Thinking of burglars,
I sprout of bed, and in a moment
was e window, with a heavy ham
mer in my hand, which I usually kept
at that time within convenient reach of
Who's there ?" I enquired, raising
the hammer, and peering out into the
darkness—for it was as dark as Egypt
when under the curse of Israel's God.
" Hist !" exclaimed a figure, stepping
in front of the window; "open the
door, I have business for you:"
" Rather past business hours, I should
say ;• but who are you?"
No one that would harm you," re
turned the voice, which I imagind was
rather feminine for a burglar's: •
"Nor no one that can !" I replied, ra
t ker emphatically, by way' of a warn
ing, as I tightened my grip on the ham
mer, and proceeded to the door. I
pushed back the bolt, and slowly open
ing the door, discovered the stranger al
ready upon the steps. •
" What doyen want?" I-abruptly en
" I will tell you," answered the same
soft voice, "if you dare open the door
wide enough for me to enter."
" Come in," said I, resolutely, throw
ing the door ajar, and proceeding to
light a candle. Having succeeded, I
turned to examine the visitor. He was
a small and neatly dressed gentleman,
with a heavy Raglan around his shoul
ders, and a blue navy cap drawn suspi
cously over the eyes. As I advanced
toward him, he•seetned to hesitate a mo
ment, then raised the cap from his fore
head, and looked me curiously in the
face. I did not drop the candle, -but I
acknowledged to a little nervousness as
hurriedly placed the light on a table,
and silently proceeded to invest myself
with two or three very necessary arti
.cles of clothing. AS the Lord liveth,
my visitor was a lady, and the same for
whom 'T had opened the little box about
a month before ! Having completed
my hasty toilette, I attempted to stam
mer an apology for my rudeness, but ut
terly failed. The fact is .1 was confoun
Smiling at my discomfiture, she said:
"Disginse is useless; I presume you
" i believe I told you, madam, I should
not soon forget your face. In *bat way
can I serve you?"
"By doing half an hour's work before
daylig,lit•to-morrow, and receiving five
hundred dollars for your labor," was the
"It is not ordinary work," said (;'en
quiringly; " that commands so munifi
cent a compensation.
" It is a labor common to- your call
ine," replied the lady. " The price is
not so much for the labor, as the condi
tion under which it is to be performed:"
"And what is the condition ?" I en
That you will submit to being con
veyed from and to your own door bllndr
Ideas of murder, burglary, and almost
every other crime, hurriedly presented
themselves to my vision, and I politely
bowed, and said.: -
" I must understand something more
of the character of the employment, as
Well as thedconditione,‘ to accept your
offer." „ :• ..•
" Will not five hundredrdollars ann
sorer in lieu of an explanation ?" she en
"No—nor five thousand."
She patted her foot nervously on the
floor. , I could see she had placed en
tirely too low. an estimate on my
esty!, and I felt some gratification n be
ing able to convince her of the fact.
" Well, then, if it is absolutely neces
sary forme to explain," she replied, " I
must tell you that you are required to
pick the lock of a vault, and—"•
' 4 ! You have gone quite far enough,
Madam, with the explanation," I inter
rupted; " I am not at your service."
" As I said," she continued, " you are
required to pick the lock of a vault, and
rescue item - death a man who has been
confined there for three days."
" To whom does the vault belong ?" I
• "My husband,"- was the somewhat
" Then why so much secrecy ? pr ra
ther how - came a man confined in such
a place?"_ •
' I secreted'him there, to escape the
observation of my, husband. Re sus
pected as much, and closed.the door up
on him. ; Presuming he had left the
vault, and quitted thehouse by the back
door, I did not dream, until to-day, that
he was tonfined there. Certain suspi
cious acts of my - husband this afternoon
convince me that the man is there, be
yond human hearing, and will be starv
ed to death b my barbarous- husband,
unle,ss-imm ' ly rescued. .For three
days he has no left the house. I drug
ged him less Or an hour ago, and he
is no'so sthp ed that the lock may be
picked without his interference. I have
searched his pockets, but could not find
the key ; hence my application to you.
Now you know all ; will you accompa
ny me ?"
" To the end of the world, on such an
errand." ~ -
" Then prepare yourself; there is a
cab waiting at,the door."
I was a little surprised, for I had not
heard the sound of wheels. Hastily
drawing on a coat, and providing myself
with -the required implements, I was
- the door, . There : sure enough,
was the cab, with the driver in his seat,
ready - for the mySteribus journey. - I en
tered the; vehicle, followed by the lady.
As soon as I was seated,-she produced a
heavy handkerchief, which,the faint
light of an adjacent street ) lamp, she
carefully bound round my eyes. The
lady seated' herself beside me, and the
cab started. In half an hour it stopped ;
in what part of the city I am entirely
ignorant, as it was evidently driven in
anything but a direct course from the
point of starting.
Examining the bandage to see that
my vision was completely obscured, the
lady handed me the bundle of tools
with which I was provided, then taking
me by the arm, led me through a gate
into a house which I knew was of brick,
and after taking me through a passage
way which could not have been less
than fifty feet in length, and down a
flight of stairs into what was evidently
an underground basement, stopped be
side a vault, and removed the handker
chief from my eyes.
-" Here is the vault; open it," said she,
springing the door of a dark lanterriv,
and throwing a beam of light upon the
I seized a bunch of skeleton keys, and
after a few trials, which the lady seemed
to watch with the molt painfulanziety,
sprang the bolt. The door swung upon
its hinges, and my companion telling
me not to (lode it, as it was self-locking,
sprang into the vault. I did not follow,
r heard the murmur of low voices with
in, and the next moment a lady reap
peared, and leaning upon her arm a
man,-with face so pale and haggard that
I started at the sight. How he must
have suffered during the three long days
of his confinement !
" Remain here," she said, handing
me the lantern ; I will be back in a
The two slowly ascended the stairs,
and I heard them enter a room imme
diately above where I was standing. In
less than a minute the lady returned.
" Sindl Iclose it, madam?" said I,
placing my hand upon the door of the
" No! no !" she exclaimed, hastily
seizing my arm ; "It awaits another oc
"Madam, you certainly do not intend
" Are' you ready ?" she interrupted
impatiently, holding the handkerchief
to my eyes. The thought flashed across
my mind that she intended to,push me
into the vault, and bury me and my se
cret together. She Seemed to read the
suspicion, and continued : "Do not be
alarmed. You are not the man !"
I could not mistake the truth or the
fearful meaning of the remark, and I
shuddered as I bent my head to the
handkerchief. My eyes were carefully
bandaged as before, and I was led to the
cab, and then driven home by a more
circuitous route, if possible, than the
one by which we came. Arriving in
front of the house, the handkerchief
was removed, and I stepped from the
vehicle. A purse of five hundred dol
lars was placed in my hand, and in a
moment the cab and its mysterious oc
cupant had turned the corner and were
out of sight. --
I entered the shop, and the .purse of
gold was the only evidence I could sum
mon in my bewilderment, that all that
I had just done and witnessed was not
A month after that, I saw the lady
and the gentleman taken from the. ault
walking leisurely along Montgomery
street. I do not know„ but 'I believe
the sleeping husband awoke within the
vault, and his bones are there to this
day ! The wife is still a resident of San
1. It is unwise to change to cooler
clothing, except when you first get up
in the morning.
,2. Never ride with• your arms or el
bqwe outside of any vehicle.
3. The man who attempts to alight
ftom . a steam car while it is in - motion,
is a fool. - 1
4. In stepping from any whee 'ed ve
hicle, while in motion, let it , b from
the rear, and not in front of the
. heels ;
for then, if you fall, the wheels annot
run over you.
Ei. Never attempt to cross the road or
spreet in front of a passing vehicle ; for
if you should stumble or slip' you will
lie run over. M
flaking up - the half min
ute lost by waiting until the vehicle has
passed, by increased diligence in some
6. If you want to sleep well at night,
avoid sleeping a moment by daylight.
.7.. It is a miserable economy to save
time by robbing yourself of necessary
L 8. If you find yourself inclined to
wake up at a regular hour in the night,
and remain awake, you can break up
the habit in three days, by getting up
as soon as you-wake, and not'going to
sleep again until your usual hour for re
tiring; or retire two hours later and rise
two hours earlier for three days in suc
cession, not sleeping a momefft• in the
9. If infants and young• children are
inclined to be wakeful during the night,
or very early in the morning, put them
to bed later ; and besides, arrange that
their day-nap shall be in the forenoon.
10. " Order is Heavens first law,"
regularity is nature's great rule ; hence
regularity in eating, sleeping and exer
cise, has a large share in securing long
and healthful life.
11. If you are caught in a drenching'
rain, or fall into the water, by all means
keep inotion sufficiently vigorous to
prevent It ipp he 'slightest chilly sensation
until you reach the house; then change
your clothing with great rapidity before
a blazing fire,
and drink instantly a
pint of some hot liquid.
1:2. To allow the clothes to dry upon
you, unless by keeping up a Vigorous
exercise until. thoroughly dried, is sui
13. Drop yourself to - the grotind from
the rear of any vehicle when the horses
are running away, if you must get out
14. If you are conscious of 'icing in a
passion, shut your mouth, for words in
crease in it. Many a person has drop
ped dead in a rage.
15. It does not require a wor4 to make
a villainous lie ; whatever is intended
to mislead or deceive, that is the false
hood. - So it does not require a dagger
or a bullet to kill a man ; the mean
slander, a contemptuous shrug,- may
blast the reputation and wilt the heart
and life away.
16. If a person " faints," place him on
his back and let hiin alone ; he wants
arterial blood to the head ; and it is ea
sier for the heart to throw it there in a
horizontal line, than perpendididarly.
17. If you want to- get instantly rid
of a beastly surfeit,' put your finger
down your throat until free vomiting
occurs, and eat nothing for ten hours.
18. Feel a noble pride in living with
in your means; then you will not be
hustled off to a cheerless hospital in
your last illness.
19. If you would live to some purpose,
and live long, live industriously, tem
perately, regularly, all the while main
taining a conscience void of offence
toward God and toward man."=' Hair s
Journal of Health.
A gentleman at the opera, in sound
ing the praises of a new opera glass
which he had just purchased, said,—
" Why, bless your soul, it brings thela.
dies on the opposite side of the house so
near that I can smell fthe musk on their
pocket handkerchiefs,-and hear thebea
tlng of their dear little hearts."
"I don't miss my church so much as
you suppose," said a lady to her minis
ter, who had called upon herduridg her
illness, "for I make Betsey it up by
the window as soon as the bells begin
to chime, and tell me who are going to
church, and whether they havegot any
"Toby, what did the IsraUtes do
when they crossed the Red Sea?" "I
don't know, ma'am, but I guess they
The Proprietors have stocked the establishment with
a large assortment of modern styles
JOB AND CARD TYPE
AND FAST PRESSES,
and are prepared to merge neatly, and promptly,
POSTHRS, HANDBIILS, cractruns, CAMPS, BILL•
HEADS, MITER HEADS, STATEMENTS,
• TOWNSHIP ORDERS, etc.,
Deeds, Mortgages, Leases, and a tall awortnant
Constables' and Justices' Blanks, constantly on hand.
People living at a distance can d epend on havLug their
work done promptly, and sent back in ratan
llirOlima—Boy's block, :World glom
[For the Agitator.]
(PREPARED FOR THE SOLD/LAS.)
The "Democrats" are still engaged
in declaring the virtue of their medi
Their anticipations of making large
sales to the retired soldiers, during the
present season, are not - very bright, not
withstanding they advertise their wares
largely. The effects of their prescrip
tions during the war did not meet their
expectations;. but this, perhaps, may be
ascribed to the excitable condition of
the minds of the patients, and the in
judicious use of counteracting medi
Their efibrts to introduce the Golden
Soothing Syrup into the army, promised
to create favorable impressions ; but un
fortunately for them, their attention
was called to other patients, residing in
the regions of coal and iron, whosesen
sibilities were being awakened by a
change of atmosphere. To benefit
these, a prevefitative against the draft
was administered. The unsuccessful
and ill effects of this nauseous remedy
completely dissolved the favorable opin
ion in the army regarding the Soothing
Syrup. But telling the suffering sol
diers that, although not very palatable,
their medicines were sure to cure, they
tendered them another powerful dose,
in the shape of Suffrage Preventative.
is stuff was hdrridly bitter, andthey
dd not even furnish a little candy to
stroy the bad taste.
('Finding that their medicines did not
baN;e the desired effect, they came to the
conclusion that the patients were per
haps prejudiced against the form of
treatment; and to remedy this, they
succeeded in seducing an old Potomac
nurse from his sworn allegiance, expec
ting that in his experience he had so
completely gained the affections of the
suffering ones as to enable him to lead
them into the proper channel of thought.
Vain hope! He was denounced for de
serting them during their trials, and hia
anticipated reward vanished forever
from his reach.
After these repeated trials and fail
ures, during which the boys have arisen
from their beds of suffering, they now
very graciously tender them their sin
cere thanks for their patience and endu
rance ; and seeing that they are rapidly
convalescing, offer them a share in the
Composition brewing in a Copper-kettle
at Harrisburg—th ey which is expected
to be thoroughly ' cooked by October
next. H. Clymer is chief cook. And
upon its completion, a general invita
tion will be sung, to the tune of "Walk
into ray parlor, says the spider to the
The taste of the soldiers has not been
so much impaired by the use of salt
junk and hard-tack, but what they are
able to choose between the palatable
Union-dinner being provided, and at
which Gen. Geary, the oldveteran, wilb
be Chief Carver, and the miserable, in
digestible, Copper-tasting FLASH, which
is being cooked by the fire of Disunion,
and seasoned with envy and malice, and
which will scald the mouths of all who
The cold duck which has been scoffed
at so much, will be relished with a zest
second to none but Geary's substantials.
Then away' with false stimulants! Our
appetites are good for wholesome food,
and the constitution of Our body-politic
will be free from enervating influences
after October next C. E. F.
Peter and Nis Gal
I hitcht nay cheer close up to hem,
sh et My eyes,.and trembously sed, "Sal,
youer the very gal I've been hankering
arter for a long .time. I love you all
over—from the foot of your sole to the
head of your crown, and I don't keer
who knows it ; and if you say so, we'll
in the holy bonds of matrimony. E
pluribus unum, gloria Monday morn
ing, sic semper tyrannis, non compus
mentis, world without eend," sez I ; and
I felt as though I'd blowd like an alli
gator. I felt so relieved. With that
she fecht a skream, and after while she
sez,, " Peter !" " What is it, Sallie ?"
sez I. " Yes," sez she, a hidin of her
purty face, You May depend upon it,
I felt orful good. "Glory, glory," sez
I ;• " I must holler, Sal, or I'll bustop'n.
Hooray, hooray ! I ken jump over a ten
rale fence. I can do anything that a
feller could, would, or orter do." With
that I sorter sloshed myself down by
her, and clinched the bargain with a
kiss. Talk about yer sugar—talk about
yer melasses—t k
about Nibs Bloomin,
,erious—they n't in no whar; you
couldn't have g t me to have come nigh
. have tasted sour arter
that. Oh broo trews with sorghum
'lasses on 'em ! Ef Sal's daddy hadn't
bawled out, " It's time for all honest
folks to be in bed," I do believe I'd staid
all nite. You'd orter seed me when I
got hum. I pulled dad out of bed and
hugged him ; I pulled marm out of bed
and hugged her ; I pulled aunt Jane out
of bed and hugged her; I pulled the
nigger servant out of bed and hugged
her. " Dad," sez I, " I'm going for to
get married." "Married !" bawled dad,
" Married !" squalled marm. " Yes, git
married," sez I, "married ,all over ;
jined in wedlock ;4-hooked on for wor
ser or better; for life and for death, to
Sal; lam that very thing. Peter Spo
rum, .a,q." With_ that 1 up.and told
them from Alpbar to Omegar. They
were mity pleased and mity willin, and
we (I mean Sal and.,T) was spliced.
DEmocnATlc IGxonANcE.—The fol
lowing amusing colloquy took place in
the House of Representatives at Wash
ton, a few days ago, when the latest con
stitutional amendment was under de
bate. XL Price, a radical member from
Missouri, had the floor in support of the
resolution. He said :
He believed that Congress now had
the power sought to be conferred by
this amendment, under the clause of
the Constitution which declares that
Congress shall have the power to pro._
vide for the general welfartf.
Mr. Rogers (New Tersey)—Wlll the
gentleman inform*me where he fends
Mr. Price—Certainly, sir; it has been
part of the joys of my life to impart in—
formation to the ignorant. [Laughter.]
It is in the eighth • section of the first
article. [Reading it.]
Rogers—Does the gentleman read
from the text of the Constitution?
Price—See the difference between a
common sense man and a constitutional
lawyer. [Roars of laughter.]
Rogers—[Having referred to the Con
stitution]—it is here ; you are right. I
supposed it was only in the preamble.