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OFFICERS OF COLV9IIII4 CO.
President Judge lion. William Elwcll.
Wiate Judges- fetelerbou,
ProtVy and O'k of Courts Jesse Coleman.
ItegistorandUocorder John U. I'rwjic.
. ( Allen Mann,
' Commissioners , John F. Fowler, t .
I Montgomery Cole. '
Sheriff Samuel Snyder. .
Treasurer John J. Stiles.
; i ( Daniel Snyder,
Auditor! jL B Rupert,
" ( John P. Haunon. .
Commiseioner's C'lork Win. Krickbsuui.
Commissioner's Attorney E. 11. Little.
Mercantile Appraiser Capt (too. W. Utt
Tounty Surveyor Isaac A. Dowitt
District Attorney Milton M. Trough.
' Coroner William J. Ikelcr.
County Superintendent Chas. G. Barkley,
Assessor Internal Revenue It. F. Clark.
I S. H. Dieincr.
I J. II. Ikcler,
J. 8. Woods.
Collector Benjamin F. Uartinan.
EW STOVE AND TIN SHOP.
ON MAIN STB KKT. (NEARLY OPPOSITE
. MILLER'S STORE.) IILOOMSUUR I, PA.
TUB undeielgned baa J ul Sued up, and opened,
8TOYI3 AKD TI SHOP,
' In thle place, where he la prepared lo make up now
1'tp WARE of ill kinda In 111 limi.and do repair.
tM with ueatnee" and dt.p'iteh, upon ih mn.t reo.
onable torwe, llealen keep on da ad STOVES ol
varioua pailerne and etylee. which k will tall upon
larma to auit ourchaaere.
Give hiiiaaajll. Ileieagoot mechanic, and de
serving of ib public patronage.
Bloomibnrg. Sept. 1. 18116. If.
EW HAIR DRESSING SALOON.
A Now Hair flitting, flhnving. and Dylnf PJalonn,
Pa been opaned in lha raar in MunabnraHr'i Tibar..
co Hiora, Hlnoiunbiira, whira all kinda of work in
lha barbarina liaa will bt naailjr and promptly ai
landrd to Hainf "a the aama ti'la of tba atrect with
alltba H"toU, (hera l no H'tdof eraaaiug Uia alraul.
tbrnui b lha m id, 10 1 rt to tha abop.
Hair work manufacturad to nrdnr. luidioa wirbint
Ibair hair draaaad in Walrr fal'. nr ntharwiae, with
or without crimp, will Iw 4ttudcd lo by a lad, in
trf" Rrnianibxr lbap'ar.a,
Iliin.banar'a 1 obaccu Hturo
Main Stroll, rear o f
Vpy, Columbia Co. Pa.
The nnder.lgiifd haviuff baenma aola proprietor ol
ihia well knuwn and conveniently Incalnd aland,
rrepeelfully Infurnia hi. friend., and tba public in
(ewral, that be baa put bia kou in complete order
fur the aeromuinaattnn of bnardera. and fur the reeep.
! lion and entertainment of travrllera who may feel
diapoaed lo favnr it with their cu.tom. Ni. eipen.e
baa been apared la preparing tbia Hntel for lha enter
lainwenl of yue.t., anu nothing allall veVaiilmg, ou
hi. p irt. to mlnlatar lo their paraonal comfort. The
location, aa wallaa lha buildine, ia a goo4 oua, and
ail togetbei ia amply arranged lo pleaae lh pnulie.
n.py. April U, I804.-If.
PLASTER FOR SALE.
The anderilgbad la about tiling up a
anbaPENN FURNACE MIMS.'and will offer to
Iba public ONE IIU.NDHEO TONS UEal'
Novia Scotia While llater,
prepared ready far aaa In quaniliiealo anil purcbaa
era, at any lime frum Iba lira! of Mnreh nun
i. . McNINUII.
t'atawiaaa, Jan. li7.
JOOT AND SHOE shop.
OSCAR P. G1RT0N,
RApetfull)rinrhrini the pultlfe that ha
ia aow pre-
purrd iu aianuii tur aii-mndi of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
at the LOWEST PotsMe Price$ ;
at abort notice and in the very boat and lateat alvtii
Mr. fiirton, (aa ia well-kmiun In Hlnnni.bura,) ha
' bad many yeara of aneeeaafnl eipi-rii nee wuh a rep-
uiation fur good work, iulcgrity and bouora'ile deal
ajp Place ' bu.ineaa on Hniitli B.t Comer of
Main and Iron Ptreeie, over J. K.Oirtun'a Plura.
Bloouaburg. Oc'.. 10, Inutt. 8iu
CEO. W. JlACGER, Proprietor.
The above well-known hotel baa rerenlly ander
gouo radiral changea lu lla internal arrangement,
and lla proprietor announce! In hia former cu.tom
and Iba travelling pultlic that hia accnmniodatiom
for the eomlorlof hia gunaia ara aecond lo none In
the country. Hia table will alwoya be found aup
plied,- not only with aubaUnlial fund, but with al
lha delieaciee of the ana.an, Hi wine and llqirori
(eieept thai popular beverage known aa 'Jlfcfrary.'j
purciiaaed direct from Ilia impnriiiig Imuaea, ara en
tirely pure, aud frea frini all poitonoua druga. He
ia thankful for a liberal pulrounce in Ilia pa.t, aud
will couUnuc la de.irve it in Hie future,
OEOUQa W. MAUOES.
. June 13. leoU-If.
ACHINE AND REPAIR SHOP.
THE undereigned would nio.t re.pertfnlly an
nounee lo the public generally, that ha ia prepared
In aiecule all kinda "f MACHINERY, at JOSEPH
IIAKPLBaS' FOUNDRY. in Biooinaburg. where he
caa alwaya be fnnnri ready lo do all kinda of repair
ing, iaeloiing Threading Ma binea, and in .hnri, all
kind. oirarmingUten.il.. Al.no, TURNItfO AND
PIT1NO UP OF OAHT1NO ANU MACHINERY,
dona on abort nutlco, in a good workmaulikc mau
aer, apoa lha moat reaionahl tenoe,
. Hia long eiperiencn in lha buaineaa.ae foreraan In
tba ehop of Mwie II. Maua of tbia place, for over
nine yeara, warranta bin ia aayiagtaal be caa live
entire eatiafacUoa lo all who may favor aim Willi
0EOR0E H ASSERT.
Dloomaburg, Nov. SI. ISO.
D'EPINEDIL tt EVANS,
Civil Enalaaora and Patent BoUcltora,
Ho. 431 WALNUT BTREET.. PBiinatniia.
PATENT aollcitad-noaanllatloae on Engineering
Drauabllna and Bketcbea.Modela and Machinery
Wall kinda ajtaa and ekllftilly attended to. Bpeeial
attention Uvea lo
II EJECTED CASKDand INTER.
KERBNCEg. Adlhentic Copiaa of ail
hentic Cooiaa of ail Ducumellla
f rora Patent Office procured.
1. . elava youreilvee uaela.i trouble and trav
eling ipentae.a there la no actual need for paraon.
al Iniarview wilh aa. All buainaaa with theae Offl.
, aaa caa be tranaacted ia writing. For further Infor.
nation direct aa above, wilh auaip euoluied for Cir
cular with relerenoea.
April IS, IKOd.-ly,-J W.
- FAlION, HOUSE.
THE aubeerlber having purcbiaed tha "Falloa
..A LOCK IIAVISlV, Pa .
3 nperly of E. W. Bigaay. Eq would any la the
'V frlendeof ino liouee, hia aequalnlancca, and tha pub
. ' lr generally, that bo Intrude lo keep llirrai,
, - (wh tba aecoaiuiodattoua and eomforta ofallouaa,
'. ma huttihiv aulicila their natroaaae.
r J. OTTENRIRR,
r Tl. of the Madi.nn lloiua. Ph lladalubla.
ck Haven, Dec , lotto.
JBUate tf Lm Puhe, hit 0 Centre Town-
J1-"- I af adralnletratloa the aetata of Uah
4Xa( Centra Towaihip. CaluMkia County.
,va be. a iraaiad by Ike Regl.ler of aa d
gioaapk Poha. raaidlaig hi lha lewaahip
AM MrMii ktvlM elalaii M
Idkai la faaaaMa liWMtifffl lOt
W forthwith to WO jwr.,r,i0VoHBi
- 18 J'CUMBIIKD .IVEBY WKDNK8DAY IN
HLOOMgnURO, PA., BT'.
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TERMa.-a? (Ml In ndvanra. If not paid wiibln
MIX WON TIIM. SB rrnla additional will bo aharaad.
ay Niipapar diaeontlnura until all arrcarafaa
ara paid ticcpi at ta op-ioa ui iuc imw.
. RATES OF ADVERTISING.
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Evary anbavquant inaortlnu lata tnaa 13. ..
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.iio sua 4oo o.oo io.uo
Sua t.no .iJ 0,00 M.uO
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10.110 19.00 14.011 IH.00 30 00
lA.oo in uo 3o,oo w.oo ou.nu
Eiarutnr'a and Aduiiiiiatrulor'a Nollca 3.00
Auditor'. Nolici! .tl.M
Utbcr advortiaonienla inaarted accordlnf toapacial
con i ran.
- lluaiiiaaa nntlcaa. without adTcriltamant, twauty,
ccnia por Una.
I'ran.lant advartla'manu payable la adtanea all
Othara (lua aftar the Aral maurtlon.
07- orPICEIa bbiva'e Uluck, Cor.oT Mala and
Addnaa. W. H. JACORY.
moomaaurl, voiumkia vouaty, ra
Mirth, awake I Tlie day is dying,
I fail with joy tho starry hours,
While tho frolic colors flying,
Dojh the snow iu pearly showers.
Light the laueh, the pleasure nameless
Wrapt in robes from distant plains,
Where tho bicon, huge and tunieR),
Roves tho lord of vast domains.
High above uh swims the crescent,
Sharo the air and clear the skies.
Circling vapors, irideseent,
l rom tho jfluns ami brooks arise.
On the foaming leader datdies,
U . 1 - 1 r 1 x
nwiii 1110 sicigners seem to ny.
While the Aurora flaiucsand flashes,
riring all the Northern sky.
Through the snow crests in tho billows,
1 I Ivor tho baro and breezy swells,
Fleet is every steed that follow,
. Jingle jangling all the bolls.
Over ice rifts sharply twnngling,
Past the frowning, finsured hvight,
Where the pointed pedatitt hanging,
'. Silver shimmer iu the light.
Underneath the forest arches,
Hoary with tho touch of time.
Where the oaks and bending larches,
Jcwe.cJ blaze with moot, I t rime.
In the dim nnd fur recesses,
Echo dwells, the banished maid,
Mocking still, sho still trnngrcsscs,
Flitting through the winding glade.
From beneath the cracking bridges,
See the struggling waters flow ; H
Sparkling round the frosted ridges,
- Ribbon streaming through tho snow.
See 1 the wood fire, redly gleaming,
On tho cheerful window plays,
Lighting roomy halls and beaming,
( From tho inn of other days.
Here, with song, and dunce, and chorus,
Swiftly by the moments run,
'Till the morning ruddies o'er us,
9 Tinted by the rising sun.
Pleasures past Alas, how fleeting,
All our joys and comforts are ;
Time is like a wave rctrc.iting.
Bearing all things bright and fair.
Scarce we raise the brimming measure,
Scarce tho sparkling nectar sip,
Ere the counter wave of pleasure,
Bears it rudely from tho lip.
Editorial Like. But few readers ever
think of tho labors and caro devolving upon
an editor. Captain Marryatt most truly
siys : I know how a periodical will wear
dowirono's cxistance. In itself it appears
nothing ; the labor is not manifest ; nor is
it in labor, it is the continual attention it
requires. Your life becomes, as it were, tho
publication. Ono day's paper is no sooner
corrected and printed than on comes anoth
er. It is tho stone Sisyphus, and endless
repetition of toil and constant weight upon
the intellect and spirits, and demanding all
the exertions of your faculties, at the name
time you are compelled to the severest
drudgory. To write for a paper is very
well, but to edit one is to condemn yourself
Tho lutcst fashion of bonnets is said
to be a tow string with a glass bead upon the
top of the head. In extremely cold weath
er it is allowable to attach two postage
stamps to protect the ears. Our devil sug
gests that a small buckwheat cake would be
better than a glass bead, as the fashions
I change so often that it would still be warm
enough to cat when the next style comes
What a Woman can Do. It is stated
that at tho sinking of the stearaor Platte
Valley, on the Mississippi, near Vicksburg,
tho night of January 17th, a woman, by her
own unaided exertions, saved the lives of
her five children and druuken husband.-
Sho waded through the water on the hur
ricane deck after tha steamer careened over,
and carried them, one after another, to the
whecl-houso, where sho placed them in a
position of safety.
&S A black girl at Shelbyville, Indiana,
has oommonood a suit against a white man
for breach of promise of marriage. Ex.
Force him. That's right I Hfdoubtlei. i
votes for the nigger and he ought, in rowdy
parlance, to "go the whole hog I"
Mr A moral debuting society "out West"
1b engaged in a discussion on the following
question : "If U husband deserts his wife,
whioh ja the moat abandoned, the man or
the woman ?" " ,
a e a a ,
What is the difference between a
battered dime and a new Denny. Nina cents.
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA CO., PA.,
. BT MRS. E. 8. SMITH,
' Tho incident about to be rolatod is one
of many similar ones which occurred dur
ing tho early settlement of America. Those
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who sought a home in tne savage wuus,
which then oovered the land, woddod them-
selves to a life of peril and hardship. The
dangers which continually threatened theni
called forth all tho heroic qualities of thoir
naturo, and their lives were marked by
many a lofty deed of daring- and devotion.
Such deeds should not sink into oblivion,
for thoy belong to tho history of our coun
try, and as such, should be recorded and
We would present a picture to tho imag
ination of tho reader. Tbero is a broad
and . beautiful stream, with its deep, still
waters, flowing on between banks aovercd
by luxuriant foliage ; and its bright surface
dotted here and there, with fairy little isles,
where graceful shrubs and fragrant flowers
bud and blossom undisturbed in wild and
'oncly loveliness. Bright-plumed-birds, of
many varitics, aro winging their way over
the quiet water, and the surrounding scene
echoes with their tuneful minstrelsy. On
tho borders of tho river, at the edge of a
forest that stretches fur away over hill and
dale, stands tho rude but picturesqtio dwell
ing of a backwoodsman ; with the blue
smoke curling up from its lowly roof, and
its humblo walls glunoing out from the
green foliage that surrounds tbem. Thore
are somo indications of taste and refinement
near the woodman's home, which gave a
cheerful appcarauce to that otherwise wild
and lovely scene. A graceful vine curtains
tho lowly window, and many bright flowers,
uatives of a distant soil, shed their grateful
perfume around. Near the door hangs a
cage, containing a rare and beautiful bird,
whoso song of gladness breaks sweetly upon
the stillness of that solitary place.
On a low seat at tho entrance of tho
dwelling, is seen a young woman, caressing
an infant, Sho has lost tho blooming love
liness of early youth her cheek is pale,
ami her brow wears that thoughtful expres
sion which is imprinted by tho touch of
care ; yet she is still beautiful in form and
feature, and none may look upon her with
out admiration. As she bends over the
child in her arms, her eye Gils with that
unutterable tenderness and love which are
only seen in tho eye of a mother and which
make the face of a beautiful woman almost
augelic. Now and then she turns from the
child, to bend an anxious glance towards
the forest, as if she watched for the ap
proach of some one from that direction.
She is momentarily expecting her husband.
He left his homo at morn ; the hour ap
pointed for his return had passed away ; the
shadows of tho trees are lengthening in the
rays of the setting sun, and yet he comes
not The fond wife begins to tremble for
his safety a fearful foreboding of evil steals
over her mind, and the dark dread of some
approaching calamity haunts her imagina
tion. She has reason to fear; for that portion
of country was, at this time, the theatre of
many a tragic scene. Some times tho wood
man, in penetrating too fur into tho path
less recesses of tho forest, lost his way, and
wandering for days in the dreary wilderness,
suffering many- miseries, and perishing at
last by tho pangs of hunger. Sometimes
tho wily red man, who yet lirked about
lonely wilds, entrapped the whito
hunter, and, from a spirit of revenge, or the
thirst for blood, paorificed his victimnrith
the most wanton and barbarous cruelty.
As (he anxious wife thought of these
things, her fears and forebodings became
almost insupportuble. Hushing the infant
to sleep, she carried it into the dwelling,
and deposited it in his cradle-bed. She
then hastened forth again, and wandered
along the path that led to the forest, anxi
ously looking forward the while for her hus
band. She walked onward for somo time,
fondly hoping to see the object of her search,
but her hopes were vain, aud sending one
more searching glance, around, and seeing
nothing but the gloomy shadows of- the
trees, she turned with a heavy heart to re
trace her steps. As she was proceeding
homowsrd, a sudden fear for her child,
whom she hud left alone, crowed her mind,
and caused her to hasten forward. Draw
ing nearer to the dwolling, this fear became
so intense, that it amounted almost to a
conviction of some terrible calamity. Fly
ing, rather than walking, she searched the
houe, and sprang to the' cradle it was
empty, and the child nowhere to be seen!
With frantic eagerness she rushed to the
back door of the dwelling, which she had
left cloned, and which sho now found was
open. She was just in time to see a party
of Indians making rapidly to the woods.
Her heart whispered the fearful assur
ance that they bore away her treasure. Here
was a trying situation for n timid and help
less woman her husband afar off perhaps
in peril her child her first born, and only
one, torn away by the rude band of a savage
dread night approaching, and no earthly
arm to aid I -
Without pausing for reflection, the moth
er flew along the jnth which the Indians
had taken. Now and then she eaught a
glimpse of their forms as they moved rap
idly through the trees, but as the twilight
deepened and surrounding objects became
more indistinct, even that slight comfort
was denied her, and she traced bar gloomy
pathway without knowing whether or not
it would bring her nearer the object of her
pursuit-. Yet sbs paused not a moment in
indecision, but bastcned eaward through
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the increasing darkness, unconscious of the
uncertainty of her search, and the wildness
of her expedition. She had but one thought
ono hope ; and that was to bo near her
child to save it, if it could be saved, or
perish with it, if perish it must Strorfg in
this determination, sho pushed forward,
thoughtless of fatigue, and fearless of peril.
As the night advanced, the wind rose aud
sighed among tho trees with a mournful
and heart-chilling sound. Tho stars, tbq,t
hud hitherto shed a faint light through the
branches, were now veiled in black clouds,
that seemed to presage a storm ; and ever
and anon tho shrill creaking of a night-bird,
or tho prolonged .howl of some beast of
prey, was borne to the ear of the unhappy
wandorer, waking fearful thoughts, and
warning her of hor dangers by which sho
Those who have nerer roamed in a forost
at midnight, can scarcely realiso how much
that is terrifying is connected with suoh a
journey. At one time, tho howl of the
hungry waif .will burst so suddenly and
clearly on the ear that we can scarcely per
suade ourselves the monster is not close at
our side at another, the falling of a decay
ed branch will produce such a loud and fear
ful sound, that we deem it tho fatal plunge
Which must doom us . to destruction. Now
the wind will come with a fitful and moan
ing eadence, so like tho human voice, that
we for an instant, believe it tho wail of an
agonized being and again it will sweep
by with a rushing sound like a troop of en
raged monsters bent on a mission of death.
Sometime an unseen, low-drooping branch
will softly touoh the shoulder, congealing
the warm current of life with the idoa that
a spectral hand has suddenly arrested our
progress; and again a black and blasted
tree, with one or two sere branches protud
ing from its sidcjaill, for an instant still
the pulsation of the heart, as we behold in
it a frightful phantom, stretching' forth its
arms to grasp our shrinking forms.
All this, and inorc.trriust ono feel and.
fear Iri a lonely midnifjit pilgrimage thrmighlr?i
the forest : and all this the mothct eiWurcd
as she pursued her almost hopeless (pter
prize. She had traveled far, very fur, for
the darkness of night, and the intricacies of
the wood, had scarcely lessened the spee 1
with which she commenced her walk, aud
she had been many hours on tho way.
Weariness was beginning to overcome her
hope was departing from her heart, and
despair chilliug all her energies, when sho
discovered afar off through the trees, a light
It was but a feeble glimmer, yet oh I how it
irradiated the path of tho wanderer. The
instant sho beheld it, hope sprang back to
her heart, and strength invigorated her
frame. That faint and far off ray seemed
tho light of returning happiness, and she
watched it as eagerly as the mariner watch
es the star which guides him over ocean's
stormy waves. Sho now hastened onward
with redoubled energy, and though her
steps pometimcs faltered, and her lieart
sunk within her, as the light disappeared
behind somo intervening object, she still
kept her eye steadily in tho direction of tho
beacon, and soon gained a position where it
shone brightly before her, and she could
approach without loosing sight of it again;
As she drew near, she gazed upon the scene
which that light revealed, with mingled
feelings of astonishment, hope and fear..
There was a large fire built of the dried
branches of trees, and around it lay the
dusky forms of five or six Indians, reposing
upon the ground; Their appearance was
savage in the extreme ; each with his paint
ed feathers lighted by the fitful glare of tho
fire, and his tomahawk and scalping knife
gleaming at his side. Near them were im
plements of hunting, and around the fire
lay scattered bones and fragments of a re
cent rude repast. The whole soeno was cal
culated to strike terror into the heart of the
delicate being who gazed upon it
But she scarcely saw the rude savages or
their implements of death, for her whole
soul was absorbed in contemplating a por
tion of tho scene which we have not yet de
scribed, and which riveted her attention
with a thrilling and magic power. Bound
to a tree, was the form of her husband ; and
at his feet on the cold ground, hy her child.
Tho father's face was pale, and stained with
blood j the infant's face was covered by its
dress, and its form was motionless as if
chilled by tho cold hand of death. ' How
felt the fond wife and mother when that
sight of horror mot her eyes? Repressing
by a mighty effort the shriek of agony that
rose to her lips and conquering, by the
strength of a heroic soul, the almost irre
sistible desire she felt to rush forward, and
clasp those dear ones to her gybing heart,
she stood gazing upon the scene with feel
ings which eannot be described. She saw
with a throb of sudden joy, that her hus
band lived, but her heart grew cold again as
she watched the motionless form of her
child. She longed to fly to its side, and as
certain the truth, for the suspense tbjtt
preyed upon her spirits were terriblo, but
again her resolute mind restrained her, and
she began to deliberate upon the situation
of her husband, and devise means for re
The vivid light east by the fire on all
things near it, enabled the wife to note the
scene distinctly. She saw, with a thank
ful heart, that the savages all slept, and
that she could reach the side of her hus
band without passing near enough1 to awake
them ; but she sstw that be was bound by
sQog cords, which she oould riot hope, in
berwearied state to unfasten', and she look-
ad about for something to aerer. them.
there wasaothingsave the knaves whioh 1
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 1867,
the Indians wore at thoir sides. . Looking
more intently, she saw that ono of these
had sHppodrom its place, and lay on the
ground by its owner, so near, that his hand
almost touched the hilt A pang of in
tonse fear shot through hor frame, when
she thought of approaching so oloso to the
terrifio form of the savage, but another
look upon tho pale face of tho pnsonor, re
assured hor, and she determined to rescue
him, or perish in the attempt She oould
not approaoh the Indians without revealing
herself to the eyes of her husband, and she
feared, in that case, an exclamation of sur
prise would follow her appearance, and
rouse tho foe from their slumber. After
pondering a moment upon tho best mode of
proceeding, she determined to steal softly to
the back of the tree, place her haud upon
the lip of the captive, whispor a few words
of explanation; and implore him, not by
the slightest murmur, to frustrate her plans.
With a throbbing heart, she commenced
her perilous undertaking. Noiselessly she
made her way to the tree, and accomplished
her purpose. There was no time to delay,
yet ono instant the mother turned to look
upon her child, yearning to clasp ft to her
bosom, but not daring to lift the cloth
whioh concealed its features, and assure
herself whether or not it lived. A little
while before, she would have given worlds
to be ablo to do this, but now she felt that
to behold it wrapped in the slumber of death
would unnerve her arm, and rendor her unfit
for the further prosecution of her trying
task. With a firmness that would have
done honor to a stoic, sho conquered tho
promptings of natural love, and hastened
away. With a step as noiseless as the fall
ing dew, she glided towards the slumbering
savages; as she drew near, her frame trem
blod so violently, she couldfllcarcely support
herself; and when she put forth hor hand
to take the knife, the beating of heart was.
so audible, sho feared it would awake
sleepers, and shopressod liar hand soiul-i
tohtill its tumultuous throb
teQblc, install tfthi-g thought
top eyes of if Indian opened, glared upon
her'with'a fierce and malignant expression ;
but this was mere fancy for he still slept,
and tho next moment sho was gliding away
with the knife firmly grasped in her hand.
With a fow rapid strokes she liberated her
husband, and then bent down and uncover
ed the child.
To her unspeakable joy, she found it in a
slumber as sweet and peaceful as though it
had been hushed to rest upon its mother's
bosom. With a prayer of gratitude upon
her lips, sho lifted it from its resting-place,
turned to her companion, and motioned the
way to their homo. With rapid and noise
less steps they hurried away, speeding on
ward with the tremulous yet hopeful hearts;
Not a moment did the fond mother spare to
caress bcr infant not a word did the utter
to greet her husband; The spell of a new
found uncertain happiness had settled upon
her spirit, and she feared to break its thrill
ing cliarm. For a time they traveled thus in
silence and darkness; moving as near as
they could judge, in the direction of their
home, and anxious to bo further, still further
away from their enemies; At length weari
ness compellod them to rest awhile, and, as
the dawning day began to shed a trembling
light abroad, they crept into a thicket and
The beams of tho rising sun lighted tho
wanderers on their homeward pathway ; and
when that sun was sinking to report, its
parting rays fell calmly over the woodman's
humblo home, revealing a sccno of bliss
such as seldom visit the abode of man. How
radiant with greatful joy was the face of
the fond mother, as sho clasped her recov
ered treasure closer to her bosom ; how full
of admiring love was the eye of the rescued
husband, as it rested upon its fair preserver ;
and oh I how warm and fervent was the
prayer, breathed in that hour of safety bear
ing up to Heaven tho deep devotion of
thankful and happy hearts.
A Yankee In Italy.
The Rome correspondent, of tho Boston
Pwt is responsible for the following:
On my way to Rome t stopped at Terni
for a couple of days. This town is quaint,
old, and dirty. The houses are bluck and
the people squalid. The streets are as black
as mud ajanmake thorn; and not much wider
than tBe passages through a good-sized
brick-kiln. Altogether,, the place gives one
the impression of a large number of houses
that have drifted into the same locality, per
hap i as tho result of a flood, and have stuck
there hard and fast There is a hotel with
a stupendous and over-powering name on
the outside, and general misery and annoy
No one should ever stay in Terni any lon
ger than is necessary to see its famous water
falL This is about four miles from its center
and well repays a visit Byron (who by the
way, in his progiess towards Rome did up
in a poetical way every Trrominent and at
tractive object on the road, just as he accus
ed Scott of starting from Edinburgh to
London with the idea of "doing" in Terse
all tho gentlemon's country seats he met
with,) Byron speaks of Terni with great ad
miration,' and jn fact rather overdoes that
cataract. Bot still it is worth B day's deten
tion, even when one is at the gates of Rome
and is certainly Tory beautiful
- On my arrival I found one solitary stran
ger sit the inn, and he was a Yankee, E4
was traveling with a small carpet bag and a
copy of Harper's guide booki wUoh jatter,
by the way, is about as prontewe iot a jm-
Mftaan tourist as the CoriiXitatwn of toe
VmtodjStatee, or tie Wstajajstef Ama-
bly's shorter catechism would be. He spoke
not a word of any language but bis own,
and oould not even order bread and butter,
except by signs. Ho had a happy faculty
for murdering the simplest expressions, and
could not call for a beefsteak, though this is
the same in every tongue in the world. His
first salutation to me was peculiar, and might
be called unique, "Much acquainted here in
the city, stranger?
In spite of their oddity these words bore
certain appearance of familiarity that remind
ed me of home, I informed him that my
acquaintance in that elegant and refined me
tropolis was quite limited, and in fact
should not have stopped there at all except
to see the waterfall. " Wal, I did see some
thing in the guido-book about a fall," was
tho reply, "but I thought I wouldn't foot it
out there." I asked him why ho bad re
mained so long then in such an uncomforta
ble and disagrcoable place. "Wal, I aw a
large dot against it on the map, and thought
there might be suthin' worth lookin, a1
It appeared that this unsophisticated coun
trymarrof mine, "this model of a man quite
ircsh trom nature s world, this true born
child of a free hemisphere, verdant as tho
mountains of our country," (to use the lan'
guage of Mr. Pogram,) had started from
Florence to Rome with the deliberate design
of stopping at every town that had a larger
circle than the rest against its name on tho
map, and thus far had done so, and for no
other reason than that He had spent somo
time at Arezzo and other good-sized towns,
where there was nothing but a big dot to'sce'
and had seen it It was quite entertaining
to watch his management with tho waiter at
Knowing perfectly well that the latter did
not understand a word he was saying, lie
would nevertheless go to tho head of the
stairs and call very loucRy. "Waiter 1 1 want
you to clean them boot of mige just as
L"S. - "J
anj.oa lau anu onnaauiem up to my
,or warn to put etfi on right away."
l - iliu wuivi
waiter would look up in a helpless sort
of way, and UftgLe Sam s representative
finally comprehended the real stute of the
case, would thrust out oif pis feet and
tap it three or four timcVA his hand,
each time exclaiming, "Boots, boots, boots!
do you understand? I want them boots."
And so it went on to the intense aggravation
of all parties except myself, whom it greatly
Young Sam on Gosslpln'.
I'ze a sun uv old Sam and old Mrs. Sam
Quess I wus a partnership consarn, cause
I had to call old Sum daddy, and old
Mrs. Sam mammy, and cause they both
claimed their darlin little Sammy, as they
used to call me, but I never liked that name
mutch, so I oallod rnmlt yoxng Sx.u.
Daddy and mammy kept up sayen I wus
bound to be a shinen, a brillunt, and a daz
zlen lite, to this dark and benited wurld uv
ourn, so I thout may be I wus. Altho dad
dy never kecrd how much I talked tu other
pcple about their rong doens, he never
would let me say a word tu mammy about
hern; I guess it was causo daddy never
thout mammy dun entry thing rong. But I
wus uv that bent of mind, that when I herd
cny peplos talkcn about every bodies biz
ncss but their own, whether mammy wus
mixed in with urn or not, I oilers thout it
wusn't the baro dudle.
And so one time after mammy had been
talken tu daddy about every bodies bizness
and after mammy had been talken about all
the boys that boed the gals, and about all
the boys that didn't boo the gals, and about
all the gals that had boes, and about all the
gals that didn't have boes, s:d 1, (forgotten
about daddy's bein present) tis a pitty
every boddie wouldn't mind every bod
dies own bizness, and let tho boys go and
see the gals and say noboddie to notbin
about ; cause mammy, sed I, you told mo
that daddy -.(that wus enuff fur daddy) he
jumped up and started at hizsun and before
1 oould make three winks he brout the flat
ut his hand in contact with the butt ur biz
sun's ear ; so I down on the floor and com
menced rollen over and over, woll I kount
ed till I got about three times over, after
when I got kinder dizzie and that I'd leave
off counten, so you see I duzn't know how
long I kept up my rollon ; guess I kept on
rollen till I rolled into bed ; cause the first
thing I knowed wus, I wus in bed and mam
my wus throwen cold water in my face
when I opened my eyes and finished snyen,)
came tu Bee you and I guess every boddie
else or baz dun or expects tu du the same
so it would be best to let um.
So mammy from that day tu this, would
never talk about none uv her nabors, or
nothin, but hens gooses and chickens, the
little dog, the darlen baby she Bed it wus
a lump uv sugar, but I never thout bo and
bur young Sam, as sbe now calls me.
MT A negro boy was driving a mute in
Jamaica, when the animal suddenly stop
ped and refused to budge. . "Won't you go,
eh ?' said the boy. "Feel grand, do you?
I a' pose you forget your ladder was a jack
ass." -. :
MT A Western man; speaking of the
Pacifio Railroad, says it is "one of the fun
niest eoinddenoes in the world that almost
every alternate section of land on each aide
of the road belengs to1 some member of
t9 Isn't there aa awfully strong smell
of pigs in tne air ?" asked Smith of Jones.
VYse," replied1 Jones, "thst's beoovue the
irMjfiiwlUayio-wV ... '
Prom Me tkuk Aa.
Will the Vorth keep lti Pront
- . Itveaf .) :v .
The North wen cajled to arms in I860 by
the cry of protection to the Union. Id all
the Northern States this was the watch
word. Politicians repeated -it from the
stump, preachers from their -pulpits, lector ,
ers from the desk, and the soldiers sang
tho praise of the Union as they turned their '
faces to the South. The ono charge against
the people, of the South was opposition to
the Union. Congress declared that the war
was waged solely to restore the Union, and
that when the rebels laid down their arms
it would be restored. The war is oror. The
people in all the Southern States have sub-'
initted to the national authorities. The
States have remodelled their governments,"
and from the Potomac to the Rio Grands' '
the authority of the Federal government is
uudisputed. In this state of national affairs
patriotic men in all parts of the country are
calling upon the dominant party. to fulfill-,
the pledges made at the beginning of the
war. The following appeal from the Rich
mond Enquirer is full of point, and should
be pondered by all who really desire a speedy
restoration of our country to peace slid ton'
stitutional freedom :
" We appeal to all nfrTn of honor at the
North, to respect tho pUdyetand auilraneei
under which they waged the late War, and
invited us to lay down our arms. We ap
peal to them to observe their oath to sup
port the Constitution. We appeal to them
not to overthrow and revolutionize the gov-,
ernment which they profess to venerate.
We urge them not to alloOnny insane hate
of the South, to unite them id measures
justified only by the jpost scandalous false
hoods, measures wholly without excuse in
actual facundjosuel and arbitrary beyond
anBjamirte id Vwiari ukase or Chinese
edict We implort them to rescue the Con
stitution from being made the sport and
expedient of party, o secure party ends
through abused constitutional forms.
Where is liberty what has become of r-
publican virtue when States are blotted 1
out for fear of their votct, Presidents im
peached because an obstacle to a party, and
the judiciary dishonored and overthrown for
holding the scales of justice in even poise ?
We call upon the men of the North to save '
themselves from the indelible disgrace and
the country from the irreparable injury of
the contemplated proceeding I
Let them look at it Do they suppose
tho South will be quieted and reconstructed .
by the course proposed ? Could any amount
of force applied to Massachusetts; make her
people receive in quiet the disfranchisement
df all her "Republicans" and the rule of
her anti-war Democrats ? The oaso is more
than paralleled here; for the exception's to
the prevailing public sentiment are much
fewer. And what is the character of most
of the so-called "Union men" whose sway
is to restore the South to the repose of the '
Sabbath? Mr: Buyer, in the debate upon -
tha Eliot bill. ahowerJ tliat their m'nral aland.
ing is not misunderstood To ordain the
rule of these men as the permanent regimen
of the South, would necessarily require the
continual maintenance of a large army to)
make it good, besides exposing them to per
sonal perils which armies could riot prevent
The thousand tales of horror now falsely '
tdd to justify it, would become realities.
When men are maddened and made reck
less, they cease to culoulato and cease to fearv
n hen they aro driven from hope they are
driven to crime. The distress that urges to .
suicide prompts first to homicide; Com'
nfittecs might indeed be. appointed to dilate
on "tho horrible state of Southern society,"
but scenes far darker than we have pic
tured will be justly chargeable upon ' tie
the North, if it shall wanUmly and gratW- ' '
tously drive the South into such, dospe'nffe
circumstances. The savage who covers his '
prisoner with lightwood faggots prickled in
to the flesh, and then applies the kirrdfirfg
torch, makes not a more barbarous use of
bis advantage than the North will niaia' nt
hers, by the adoption' of the' policy proposed;
If in otlr great woe of defeat We tad' been!
handed over to devils for torture, their cru
elties would have bacn mercies compared to
the treatment now threatene 1 by men whd
r-wore on their honor tiift if we wo'ttMUy ,
down our arms they would receive us as
and wbo Swear on the Holy Evangelists
that thoy will observe the constitutional com
pact. . ,,', a
r r. ; . i j,. ... t t. 1 . ,..
11 is vain, n is mte, it is rooiisn, 10 expeoa
to establish quiet and contentment by the
policy recommended. If adopted; it em
barks the country necessarily on an indefinite
period of trouble and unrest Every sensi
ble man must know that thenceforth we
oould have no peace save iu the shadow of
camps; that prosperity and industry Would .
blighted and destroyed. The question of
reconstruction, such as the country wants, ia
no Qordiod knot to1 be untied by S sword-
stroke;' . '
We entreat the men of the Nor to take
counsel of their own knowledge 6f1iuman
nature to commit' thoir interest to re
member their oathf and engagement in
their dealings with the South; If they will
not admit us to our privileges at Washing-'
ton, at leave us to peace in on own local '
affairs. Let the Samson whom, they hare
oapkued and whose eyes they hare put outg
be useful in the mill, instead of making him
an oocasionof general calamity." ,
' . -, i.e.. 1
Janes Ryan was arrested last Thursday
week at Bingnamton, N. Y., for tho murder
of hie step-father. ! On Frijay morning ha
strangled himself in jail. " " , . .
.an . o n a a i i
. itv Tho oldest deaf and dumb asylum ia
the world the grave,
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