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STAR OF BE NORTE Two Dollars per Annan In dyanct. JACOBY & SHlMlN.J'Ublis&e's.; TRUTH AND RIGHTGOD AND OUR COUNTRY. BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA CO., PA.y WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1866. seu.es J VOL. L NO. 40. VOL. XXX- i szkihs. 1 i 4 J)R. MARSHALL'S . . CATARRH SftCFF, " .. . . - ; , This Snuff has thoroughly proved itself to' b" the nest article Known lot earing the Citirh, Cols in Tin Hi Hid tiinCH. li has been fortud nn ex client i.medy in many cacti of 9or Eves. Dr- Xicss baa been removed by il.and IJsaboin ba often sen greatly improved by it. use. ' It i fragrant and agreeably, and - . GIVES IMMEOiATB BELIRF To the dall beavy pains caused by diwnse nf fhn Head. Tb. sensation ater asina it are deliehtful anil invigorating. K open auH purgeaoutall obstruction, tr.ngthen lu gland., aod give, a healthy action to I ui pari. nuecteu. More than Thirty Years' Oraleand use of Dr. M iiimu'i CiTtmiH and ilxiDACua Sni rr, has proved it. gr -at vain fur a' I the common dineaoe. of the Mend. am) at" this moment itsland higher than ever before, Jt is recommended bf ninny nfibe best physicians, and i tjsed wuli great success and sUiafa,clion eve rywhere. ...,'.- Rsadtbe Cert'ficafes of Wholesale Drog-- - ; - gists in 1851 , Tbe uni!eriirned. bavin; fo many years been ac quainted With Dr. MnmN's Catarrh an4 Hiad ache Fmrr. and sul J it in our bolcinletrade cheer fully stat, that me . elleve u to be equ:tl in every re pert, to tlie recmri.cnd ations given of for the cux) f Catarrhal Affec tions, and luat it js decidedly tliei bestartirle wm have ever known for all couiuiou dis eases of the Dead. Burr Sc. Perry, Boston, J Barnes Park, Nw Yoik JL Brown. Laaxon & Co " Reed. CutUr tc La - Beed, Austin kx Cr A RD Sands. te pliun Paul It Co ra Minor Co M'Kesami Ac Rnbbins A I. Scovill & Co M Ward. liso 4t Co tfth W Fowl. Wilson. Fairbank It Co. lleuahaw, Ediuands ic Co U U Hay. Portland. Me. Bush & Gain ! or Ernie b) ail L'rULgiis. Try It. Feb. 3. 1efcC ly. BELIEF IN TEN MINUTES. "Bryan's Pulmonic Wafers. CyTha original Medicine rstihlit-hed in l?37. and Orst article of thu kind ever intrluc-d undnr tti name of "Pulmonic VrRH. ' in this or any ottwr country; ail other Pulmo lie Wafers ar eonnierieits. Theeuuine can be known by the name bRYAN be ins; stamped on each Wafer. These Wafers havo been before the public for nearly Thirty Years .and the immense; sale atUi.Ded.art only in America bul in foreign eoiiutrins. fully attest their utrintie w"r'h. 1 h- medical properrjns are yuporinr toany oilier ariir.re nffcre.l for l he enre ol Piili-iunary pU Bronchial aS'ctiowa.aBii h quantity ennumed 10 acb box is nearly double that ot the many wur bless linilatiou. advertised. ' Cryan'9 rulnonic Waft-rs core Coughs Colds, Sor Throat. JIoiireni. A.ihmn. -'atarrb. Breiieuhi. lilHcull Kreathiop, tpittins of Rloofi Pains inthe ChesLliiripieiit t'nnuinptioii and all diseases "f the lunjrs. Nctart'-r.ling o ily Idmp-irary relief, but etfectinj a rapid 'id tasting cure and are warranted to give satisfaction In every iostanco.-- I bey do n"t nauseate like alcoholic compounds, and Iba medical prop. tie sr combined in a lurm so airr.eable and pleasant to thelate. that ay child mill readily ue tlieii On dose wil! always a If or o RELIEF IN TEN 31INUTE3. T Vocalists and PuMic Spf-nkers, the Wafers are peculiarly valuable; they will in one day remove the uiost severe oerasionar bnarsnnas ; and their reeular use for a few day will, at all tinu-s, increase the pow- r mb ueiiiMi'iy ot in roiee, freany improving its tone, eo'x pass and clearness, for which purpose th;-y are rerularly ued by many professional vucuhrts Tha very er-t e!ebrity of tins valuable remedy has in noed onprincipled persons to prepare basa lmit-i-troBs. which disappoint the jut rzpectations of Hie purehaser. ami injure the cuaractes of the genuine Uiedicine. 8ee that the word -BiiYAN." is stamped on earh Wafer, and also observe the far nimiln of tbi signa ture of the Proprietor. "JUU H04tt$" on each wrap per, to coontefHt which is roRutsT. C7" Offending parties will l.e dealt with to thu full extent. if the la . - Bstan's Pulmonic Wiras are for sale by ail Drug Jon PTOSFS. Sole Proprietor. S7 Cortianu't St , N. Y Feb. 3, 1606 ly. THE GREAT KSCUSU RE31EDY. PROTECT F.D BY KOYAI LETTERS PATENT. " : SIR JAMESGLRKES Celebrated Female Pills, T'tjvrtifrem m prirripllf Sir J.Clark. M D.,Pky $iaa Uttraurdimaojf to tk aesit. This invaluable mcpirjuu i; uufailiug in the cure of alt thui painfil and ilanseroua diseases to which the female constitution is subj tt. It aioderates all ex cess and removes all obstrucwon.froui whatever cause aud a speedy cure may b relied 00 - IO MARRIED LADIES, It Is particularly gnrted. It will, in a short time, brinj oatlie monthly period with reruur.ty. TAUTION. Tt Pilft hntld ntt be taken kj Frmalrt darinr Ike T1RSTTHREK MttMTHSof Fretrnanrg, tAey art tun T t bring JUiscariagt.bul at tny otker tint thef arttafl In all rases oC Nervous and Bpinal Affections. Pains iatbe Back and Limbs. Futigu,;s si iflit eyertion.Pal ' piintlon of the Heart. Hysterics, aud Whiter, these rll's will elf xt a cure when allotliemieam have fai d ; and although a powerful remeily, do imt coxtiti iron, calomel, antimony, or anything hurtful uthe constitution. Foil directions in the pamphlet around each packaa which should bn carefully preserved. , SOLD ST ALL DRUGGISTS. PRICE, 0.E DOL LAR PER BUTTLE. . erecJi AVTiCki. h I Ike fait . rvery valmahl Medicin to to counter ftiud. b Xres. Iktrcero. mud t tkmt tko Utttr ' . Jf a. art Hmwm l tt out tie, mt tot ttearropptr kooro Ikt foe timiitt of th ttgnourt of I. i. BALD WUflt CO.. 4 JOB MOikA. iJ H tlkot wkitk, nont art gtnuino. N. Br-Un Hollar, with F.igbteen Cent, for Pot ag..ncowd to any auiboriaed Ajcnt. or to t he bole Geacral Agent of ths Culled Stales oud British Do aiaious. . - JOB MOSES, 27 Cortland f.t.. New York. will insnra a Vttle containing Fifty PilN, by reurn mail, securely sealed from all observatiou, Feb. J, oe.-ly. . , LIFK HEALTH STRE.VG r LIKE nEALTIl STRE.GTJ. LIFE HEALTH STIILMTII. Rundreds and thousands annually ftia prematurely when, if they would give the Crest French Remedy, DR. JUAN DELAMARllfc-'d Celebrated Specific Piils, Prepared by Gancikiix II ri-p'T, No. "I I Rue J.mn bard. Paris, from the prescription of Dr. Joan Dela anaTre, Chief Physician of the tiuvpitat du Nord 00 "Lariboisiere a fair, trial. Ihy vo'il. Ond iniuiediaie ralieC aad. it, a shortlime.be fully restored to Htaltk and 8mgtk It is used in th3 practice of many emi nent Frecb physiciane.with uniform stfcces'.nnd high y recommended as the only ponitive ad pttific Rrmn . if for all persons nlfurinc Irom General or 8-xna Debility, all derangement , of lh Nervous Forces Melnch.ly,Sperouuirrhoea or Heininal r biissioiis.al Weakness arising from sexuatoEx-Eoerc y. Physical FrOfctralion, Nervotncss, Weak tipiue.tLowncs. of Spirits, bimnen of Vision, Hyiteriea, Pains in the Back and Limbs, Impotency, tec No Viiifnagecan convey an aerjnate idea of the im mediate and almost miraculous change it occasions to the debilitated end shattered sy-tem In faet.it lnn.s unrivalled as an a 11 failing cure ol the maladies above mentioned. Suffer no m:re, but ose Tht Great FrntcA Romodf ; it will effect a cure where all others fail, and although a powerful remedy, eonmius nothing hurtful tu the . moat delicate constitution Pampkleis.eoiitaining full patticulars and directions j for using, in English, French. Spanish and German, ac J ' Company each box, and aJso seat free tu feny address w be u requested. ' - Price One Dollar per box; Six boxes for Five Dollars gold by all Druggists throughout :he world ; or will a tent by mail, securely sealed from all observation, 'iy inclosing specified price to any authorized agents. ME.HTAR& UP COVATt:REJTS A.YD LVITATJOAS Proprietors exclusive Agents for America, OSCAR G JdOS&S, a CO 27 Courlund St. New York, 1 AuLhomed Agents for tloouisburg. i.rR St MOYF.R. 1 - Danv'llr, W.LAKXiCK. Fsh- 3, lSCOly. . . - ISYETORS' CFFICES. D'EPINEUIL & EVANS, Civil Engineer and Patent Solicitors. So, 433 WALNUT STREET Pa.i.i)BLreia. ")ATENTd aoiicited Consultations on Engineering Draughting and SktfAches, Models and Machinery a!l kinds itoi and aklifully attended to. Ppeeial ' arttentioo given to KEJtfitu vasmsiw i.-i-FERENCLS. Authentic Copies of all Docuraenta from Patent CSce procured. jf a. tiave yur4.lveg uueleis trouble ana trav eling expenses.!, tlier is o actual ud for person aJ Interview- with us, -A.il buMiiea with these OfQ. ces eaa ba tranttfa 1a wsiunji. For further info, piatioa eirtct as aauve, wtu ewwrtp eocloted f.rtir 'ssjlat with fetereares.. ,. : JORTHEHX CENTRAL ; Hi SSihCT IlOUTi: NORTH AND SOUhT, Turough bettceen Baltimore, and Rochester Without Change of Cars. ON and after August 6th, IBCti, Tralni will leave as lollowa : " , NORTHWARD, . J BCFFALO EXPRC S3 learns Baltimore 10 10. dai'f, Philadelphia 9 W P M. Harrishurg 2,u5 A. M , deliv ering passengcrn at Northnmberland. 4.59 A. M. for train on Lackawanna and Bloomsbn rg Rail RoaJ, ienvixg at 7.IWI A, M. arriving in Danville 7.10 A.M. Bloom burg 8.25 A, M. Kiagstoa 10.40 A. M, Scran ton IJ.0O noon- ; MAIL leaves Baltimore , 8.25 A. l. "daily. (.Teepi Sunday) Philadelphia 10.10 A. M, Harri-burg 2.H5 F. M.. rteliverint passengers at Northumberland 4 54 P.M. for train on Lackawanna and Hloo-nsburg Rail Road, leaving there at 5 P. M. orriving in Oinville twr.Al. bloomtburg 6.43 P, M Kinjuton 9 0l P. M. tcranloii 10,15 ; p.-oceedinr north and arriving in Willismsoort hi o So P. M. F.APT LINE, leaves Baltimore , rlaiW ( rgrept Pun diy) II II P. M. Philadelphia 12 uoon. Harrisburg 4. 10 P. V. Northumberland 0' 43 P.M. rc.naiti over msht, and lerve following morning at 7. arriving in Scranton I2.UU noon. ,. SOUTHWARD. EXPRESS TRAIN, leaves Northumberland 11 3, P.M. dai'y (except !uiiddys ) receiving passengers leaving trcrantou 4.40 P. M. Pittston 5,'i'J P. M. King ton 6 Dil P M. Bloomxburg 8.07 P. Jf. arrivins in Pbil asclpl 1a 7.UU A. M. liarrivburg 2. 3d A. M. Baltimore 7.011 A M. MAIL TRAIN, leaves Northumbf rland 1020 A.M. daily, (sxeept fnnilay') receiving passengers, leaving Scraiitun at 5.50 A. l.Pit:tcn bt A Kingston f. 5i A. M. Uooutburg A.M. Danmlle 9.54 A1, huh arrivinj in llarriebi'rg 1.15 P. il. Philadelphia 5 5'l P. M. hViUluiort tf .Utt P. M. By this route fright from Puffulo, Suspension brdite, Rochester and Canandaisua or any interiue diale guinL on New York Central can be shipped through, Winn in full car loads to any point 011 the l.aikawanna and Bloxunb.r? Rail Road, without bre.1ki.1g hulk. Rhtes of freight aud Passenger fare as low as b any other route J. V DuKAI.KV. s. E. 8. YOUSU. Gen'l 6up'l, Uarrisburg, Pa. ' Gen'l Pass. Agent, . , Haltim ire. and ISA AC M. SC1ILO Wr.itHORN. Cen'l Western Freight Agent, Buffalo, N. , r'eptjiiiber, li loiii. ARGAINS IN V"AT(:HE. The CNION WATCH CO., uiai ufaclurer. I4! RrnadWdV, New York, ohfr their entire slock at less than co-i. for cxeh. This ulT.rd a rare opportunity for Centers winning to repleuirb for hwlid:y trade, to ecrt from a great variety unsurpassed for richness of design . timekeeping qualities, and real woriu. OLl)KBS' WATCHES. European made, in btoul r-'ilver and Gold Plated Cases warranted corn;. 1 riine-keeuers beautifully engraved, while dial and l.incy nnihed hands ; a superb oruauieut. Price, per rase of ix. JIH. The same. gold plated, per case of six, 9 Id. HOLD ONLY BY THE CASE 1 We do nut ricvtalt from this rule upon any condition. HUNTING SILVER WATCHES, English move ment, p'-rf ttly adjusted. and warraourd correct tune keepers ; beautifully engraved stout double case., white tli.il and fancy cut hands jolJ only by the case of six. p ice 5 '7. This is the cheapest really good article in the market, furniliin; a stout hunt ing durable watrli. which WILL KEEP GOOD H V E at a MODERATE PRlE In justice to many retail dealers whom we are supplying, these watches will not be sold to any oni at retail, or in any quantity less th in a case of sit. GOLD PLATED WATCH E-t, H K. plate, same movement as above, aad i precisely the same style of watch, wilii the exception that these am heavily plated on composition metal. Price, per case of six, oj7, Soli only by the case I Hl'M ING si i.VER WATCnF.. in superior fin ishej cases, lull engraved, s ica that readily sell at retail at from $.'5 each upward', per case of six, 972. Same in gilt cases, per half Uoatu, $1Z. tSoidouly by the Case 1 Improved ir?fzry SUtcr Duplex Chronome ter in fully ruLy action vioceinent. Those wishing a superior time-piece, that can be relied upon in all soasons and weathe rs, should buy this. For Railroad men and others requiring an ac curate ttme-pieee this ii unsurpassed. Cased in best liver in a handsome and durable mauner, p.r case of six. 3304. A ample will be sold for These watch', retail at from 975 to 9J0I). A ULRICA N WATCHES. OF OCR OWN MANLT FACTCRE AND WAHRANTED. Two ounce Silver Cases. Have the best running apparatus of any watch ih existence. Per case of six 9rxi. bmglt one 914 Retail at 910 aue upwards. Also Gold and bilvci Watches, a superb stork of silver ware, and gold, plate J and Gilt Jewelry for Country Merchants, Pedlars, Ate. Goods rent to any part f the country by Express, C- tl. D to be paid for when received. UrJer atouce . An advances required, Send for Circular. L N ION WATCH CO., 14!) Brwadway, New York, October 10, 1ju. LUMBER! LUMBER! ! 'pHG BLOOM?KCRG LOMuERIVG COMPANY, J. would respectfully inform the public that they have their PLANING MILL now in operation with an extensive assortment of and are now prepared to supply all orders at short notice and at the lowest prices forcan. Their as sort mem ol lumber consists of White Pine Plank, Hoards, Floor in?:, Surface t'Soni'tls, ti dins', 11 em locli" Plan!', planed or nnplaned.to tnit purchasers Frami; St 11 IT. Juice and Scantling of all sizes Their Planing Mill and Li-mber Yard is sitiiated at the Kailrcwd Deont. very conveniently for shipping lu nber by the cargo. Tlieyftnre constantly lusaufarturing lumber of all kinds, and persons who desi-e lumber of every de scription will do well to examine their stock before pure-lading e'sewhere. They are determined and em inently prepared to sella! cheap as toe cheapest. The y alto d'ire tojnlorui Ibe public and especially those who wish to p-ircha-ie biil-stutf that they have one Mill specially prepared to cut timbers of almost every size and length required. Those wishing to build rr contractor for building, can save money, by giving as 1 1 all The nnsierst'sned would also nnnrunce that they are prepared to do all kind of repairing of Machinery, su. h as Threshing Machine. Mowers, Reapers and all kinds of agricultural implements, upon reasoa-J bis terms. Address , F. C. E YER. Sec'y. Plooiii!"biirg. 9r pt. 13. l3fiT BloomsiigPa. l OUUT FROCLMIlTIOX. UTHEREA3. the Hon. William ELwell. President ' judge of the Court of Oyer and Terminer and Gen eral Jail Delivery, Court of Uuarter sessions of the Peace and Court of Common Pleas and Orphan's Curt in the tfjth Judicial District, coinpored of the comtjes of I olunihia, Sullivan and Wyoming and the Hon. John M'ReynoldsJt Stephen Baldy.Asso ateJudges of Colum bia county, have issued the.ir preeept.bearing date -the 7 day of May in th- year of our Lord 00 e thousand eight hundred aud sixty- if. and to me directed f-r holding a Court ofOyer and Terminer and General Jail delivery. General Uuarter Session of the Peace, Common Pleas and Orphan' Court, in Bloouisburg. in the county of Columbia. on the first Monday, ibtMi? the 3d day;of December aext. to continue one week. Nonce is hereby given, to the Coroner, the Justices of the Peace and Constables of the said county of Col umbia that they be then and there in their proper per son at 10 o'cloofc in the forenoon of said day with their records, inquisitiu and other remembrance to do those things wich to their offices appertain to be done. Aud those that are bound by teeognixance. to prosecute against the prisoners that are or may be in the Jail of said couuty of Columbia to be then and there to prose cute them a shall be just. Jurors are requested to be panctual in then attendance, agreesbly to their notice i 'x' ) Dated at Bloomsburg.the 31st day of October L. S. Jin the year of our Lord one thousand eight ( vv hundred and siity-s'X. and in the ninetieth year of the Independence of the United State of America.' ( Gov nvtm CnionwniTU. J t A. Ml' EL BNYDER, SlieviT. Bloomsburg, October SI, IS06. pOBKS HOTEL, CtO. W. 31 AUGER, Proprietor. The above well known hotel ha recently under gone radical change in ita internal arrangement, and it proprietor announces to hh former custom and the travelling punlie that hi-s accommodations for the comfort of his- guests are second to none iu the country, bis table will always be found sup plied, not ! with substantial food, but with all the delicacies of the season. Hi wine and liquors (except mat popalVr beverage known a McBenrj.') purchased direct from the importing bouses, are en tirely pure, and face frcm all poisonous drugs. He Is thankful for a liberal patronage in the past, and will contfaue to deserve if in the future. ' GEORGat VV. M AUGER. Jonrf f3.1S08. tf. . . I WILZ. GO TO " ' , - ' " .- -"S30Ia7aZLS :' THE - DEMOCRAT AND STAR, PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY, IN BLOOMSBURG, PA., BY JACOBY 8c SHU MAN. TERM?. f2 00 in advance. If not paid within SIX MONTHS. 50 cents additional will be charged. No paper discontinued nntil all arrearages are paid except at the opition of the editors. . RATES OP ADVERTISING. ' " ' t an links com inula a oor. One square one or three Insertions. ......... ..$1 SO Every subsequent insertion less tban 13 50 sr&ca. Im. 2.. 3m. Ox, It. One square. S.M) 3 00 t 4.00 I 6.011 10 IK) Two squares, 3.0o ."5 .oil f,l0 9 00 I4.0 Three " 5,00 7.00 8,.)0 1J.0 IH.lK) Foursquares, B.i'O 8,00 10,''o I4,oo 20 00 Half eolumii, 10. Oo 1J.0) 14 00 18 00 0 00 One column, 15 oO Id 00 2U.0O 30,00 50.04 Executor's and Administrator's Notice. ....... .3.0') Auditor's Notice ...2,50 Other advertisements inserted according to special contra-L. Business notices, without advertisement, twenty, certs per line. Transient advertisements payable in adtanee, all others due after the flrst insertion. ZJ OKFICE-In Shive'a Block, Corner of Main and Iron Streets. Address. JACOBY & SHOM AN. Bloouisburg. Columbia County, Pa. WOULD I. Do von think if I'd a baby, That Vi lot hliu pull my hair? Do you think IM put on collars Just to let him soil and tear? Do you think I'd call it pretty When he bites his little toe ? Yet I've known some silly mothers With their babies, do just so. Do you think IM sot him crying Just to see his cunning frown? Do you think I'd set him -walking J u.t to i-oc him tumble dowa ? Would I call my baby pretty, Wheu he'd neither teeth nor hair? Yet I've known some pillv mothers With their babies, think they are. Would I bny him drums and raffles, Just to hear him make a crash ? Would I watch him n:ore delighted Break my mirror all to .mash ? Would I smother him in flannel?, J uft because bis voice was low ? Dose him up with bella donna? Silly liiolhers treat them so. Would I think his brow Byronic, J ust because it wa 1 so bare ? And his head .Napoleonic In its shape though minus hair? Could I trace the marks of genius In his eyebrows, arched and low, Yet I've known some silly mothers, With their babies, think just so. Would I think my baby detined To become a man of men. And to govern and coutrol them By the might of sword or pea ? I dare say these noisy babies Play the very deuce I know ; And I've seen the widest women, With their babies, think jut so. ETFIE'S TRIAL. From dawn to dusk yea might have heard the clang of Merrick Masters' hammer on the anvil of Ilammersly. Often long after the dusk of the winter's day, have I watch ed the golden sparks as they flew away into outer darkness, through the wide open door,, like so many long imprisoned spirits, just set free after years of bottling up. And ever and always, while work was doing under the sloping roof, I could hear a sort of anvil chorus, either whistled or eung by the rich voice of Merrick Masters. If it had only so happened that some mu sical enthusiast had come across Merrick Masters in hi.boyhood, as such a one is said to have met Jenny Lind, siningby the way side, jhere need Lave been no anvil work for him, and instead of toiling for pence and shillings, fortunes might have been shower ed upon him, and ciitic3 might have talked about his "chestnotes," and beautiful mem bers of upper tesdom have flung bouquets at him, and even penned Lira love letters on the sly, as they are fond of doing too well, to no matter whom, at the opera. No musical enthusiast, however, came to Ilammersly, and it is doubtful if any body suspected Merrick of being a musical genius, unles?, indeed, it was the old parson, who had requested him to make one of the church choir, where he bellowed as gloriously as any basso profuudo who ever shook the walls of the Academy of Music, and apologized for it to the owner of the shrill soprano, (rather cracked) yeclept Miss Squiggs. "He didn't mean to go a drownding ladies' voice, but when he got a going he couldn't help gettingtoo loud. It was the fait, he reckened, of the blacksmithing." The deep snow was white on the ground one December eve, and the golden sparks rushed from the clanging anvil faster than ever, and the song to which the strokes kept time were louder and clearer, when some body leading a horse itopped at the forge door and looked through with an eye that took in the picturesque scene at a glance. "By Jove, its like some of those old Dutch pictures," muttered a voice under a golden moustache. "I'd paint it if I "was an ar tist" Then in a louder tone. "Hallo, young fellow, my horse has lost a shoe, and I want it looked to immediately." The "youag fellow" dropped his hammer and strode toward the door, and in another moment horse and master stood beneath the forge roof. Then as Merrick Masters bent down to look at the foot of the splendid ani mal, the rider, as splendid a parsonage in his way, sauntered to the fire and stood bask ing in its genial warmth, and shaking off the feathery flakes that clung to his shoulders. A light-haired, blue-eyed xqiusite, as great a contrast to the brown Hercules of the forge as can well be imagined, though- in his way Merrick was very handsome. . . , ' Just as the blacksmith's whistle began to play about the hoof he was shoeing, and while the stranger was standing with his back toward the fixe, aduiiring the light and shad ow 03 thsTudl, steps came tripping through the snow, and a girl with a Bhawl over her head, came dancing in from the shadow. : "Tea will be cold, Merrick," she said, "and your mother says" There she stopped, covered with confusion at the sight of a stranger one too who stood look at her as unconceruedly as he might at a picture. ' - Certainly she was well worth looking at, a pure brunette, with large brown eyes aud cheeks like a rose, with I?shes long, curling like a child's and a buxom form where not an angle wa3 visible. It was only a moment that she stood with her red shawl slipping from her black hair, in the full glow of the firelight the next moment she was gone, and the stranger turned to the blacksmith. "A pretty girl that, your sister ?" ; "No, I'm glad to say," replied the black smith. "Glad ? Why ?" "Because she's something better than a sister to me," replied Merrick. "We are to be married in May." Then out rung the whistle again, shrill and clear, and the stranger asked no more ques tions. He paid Merrick for his work, aud rode away a few moments afterward, and for all the blacksmith knew or cared they had seen the last of each other. lie washed his hand.-) and went into the great kitchen, where at the tea table sat his mother and the girl who summoned him an orphan who had lived with the old woman for years, ever since she was a child in fact ; and had grown into his heart somehow, be fore he knew it. The old woman was quite displeased when she found it out, fur Eflie was only "the help," aud the blacksmith's widow and the blacksmith's mother felt proud to say that "none of our people ever hired oat." "But for all that there are people in this village, who look down on us because I shoe their horses and mend their wagons." "More fools they to take on air?," said the old woman. "So say I," said Merrick, "and we would be as bad as they to look down on KfHe for washing our dishes. She's as good as you, anl a deal better than me, rich or poor." And Merrick Masters had his way and the whole place knew they were engaged in a fortnight. , Now when he went into tea the first ques tion both asked him was about his custom er. "Efiie says he's the handsomest man she ever saw," says the old woman. "So ho is," said Merrick, not one whit jealous, "but who he is I don't know. He came and went, and had his horse shod that's all 1 know, and he asked me who you were, E23e.'-'- "And I had this dreadful old apron on too," said Efie. "He didn't notice that I guess," said Mer rick. "Wliy not" Merrick laughed. " "Oh, do tell me?" "Well, he asked who the pretty girl was." Erfie hid her face in her apron, and Mrs. Masters turned her head. She never quite admitted Efne's beauty. j "What notions to put in the girl's head," she thought ; and it was a pity, for EfSe was vain enough already. A greater pity, too, because whenever a horseman galloped up to the forge thereafter, she ran out, tinder some pretext, hoping it was the handsome gentleman who had asked "who that pretty girl wax" Not that she meant any harm, but to be called a pretty girl by such a man was something glorious. She saw him at last, and there was a look, a smile and a bow, and after that," somehow they kept meeting. Still no harm in it at all, only EfR. did not mention the fact to Merrick or to his moth er ; and Effie learned that he was a Mr. Noreland, stopping at the great hotel in the village, and guessed that he was rich and fashionable. Often she saw him riding with elegantly dressed ladies and gentlemen, but he always geemed the most elegant of all to her ; and by and by she fell to contrasting Merrick with him, and wishing that Heaven had made him like Mr. Noreland. From that she went on to wish that she was a lady herself, and that somebody else was in her place, and to f;el above the forge and the cottage kitchen and the blacksmith and his mother, who had thought her below her son, because she was the "help." One day Mr. Noreland found her shedding tears in a quiet little spot where they -were in the habit of meeting by accident, and would have the reasen. "It's nothing only I'm tired," saidESc. Mr. Noreland drew close to her. "Tired," said he, "no wonder ; you are too good for that sort of thing ; too good to work in a kitchen and wear cotton gowns and too good to be a blacksmith's wife. It's no use in denying it you know you are." "Oh, hush," said EiTie, "Merrick is the best man in the world, I'm sure I'm not tired of Merrick." "Oh, of course not," said Noreland, and we can't help our feelings," and ho Eighed. Then he whispered a good deal that EfSe could not understand entirely, but she knew it was very fine and sentimental, as he quoted poetry and made great eyes at her. Out of a hovel, the girl was' sure no one ever was so charming, and she went home with the firm conviction that if she chose she might jilt the blacksmith's son, and marry the' fine young gentleman. m -. From feeling sure she could, she began to wonder whether Merrick cared much about her, and to feel sure that Noreland loved her better than his life and a sharp word from Mrs. Masters finished it. Something had gone to waste in the store room, and the old lady fussed and fumed about it as she always did. . "Them as has nothing is allers the most wasteful," said she "you'd oiter remember that you're to be married to a man that has something to manage and to take care of'.- There's Peggy Grey, never lets a bit spoil, and darns and patches, and makes and mends year in and year out. But she's got $3000 in the bank, besides what will come to her when the old man dies ; and she want took in on charity. I wish Merrick had took a fancy to her." "Say good bye, and let him do so now," said Noreland when the girl had told him her new trouble. "Ah, but I have no other friends, and no other home to go to," sighed Effie. "You have," said Noreland, "a friend who will never cease to love you, and a home such as you deserve. Share my home and my life, Effie.'. Then he put his arms around her and kiss ed her, and called her loving names, and she promised hira all that he asked of her. She was too meet him on Monday evening at a milliner's shop in the village, and there they were to take a carriage and go to meet the train. The first practicable moment they were to be married, and after that their bliss was to have no end. "And as for the blacksmith," sneered Noreland, "he can have Peggy, you know, so you need not fret about him, EiEe." For all that, Ee's conscience emote her when Merrick was kinder than usual, and so full of joy, as the time was now near at hand when she was to be his wife, as they sat to gether on the porch on that Sunday, and when Monday came she broke china and made more blunders generally than had ever been laid to her charge in years before. Mrs. Masters thought that the girluite knew how mad poor Effie really was. Tea was on the table and Mrs. Masters busy with some dish she prided herself upon, and the sound of Merrick's whistle grew louder every instant as he tripped homeward from the forge, when Ehe slipped up to her room, aud putting on her things, slipped down the back stairway, aud away toward the village. If Mr3. Masters missed her, she knew that she would be only too glad to have her son to herself for a little while, and there was no probability of Merrick's following her. But it was hard to choke the tears down as she plodded through the long green for the snow had gone long ago, and it was sum mer now and she only made herself brave by the thought that Noreland would die if she did not keep her promise. "I couldn't break his heart," she said to herself, "even if I could bear to marry another." She reached the milliner's shop at last, and went to talk to one of the girls. The plan was that wheu Noreland was ready to show himself at the door for a moment, and she was to go out to meet hira and say "good bye" just as if she was going home. Effie sat with one eye on the glass door which opened from the work room to the shop, while she tried to chut carelessly ; in a few moments she saw a man enter from the street not Noreland, but of all the people in the world, Merrick Masters. Her first thought wa3 that he had followed her, but in an instant she saw that he had business of his own. He spoke some words to the mis tress of the shop, aud she brought a band box. Of course the bonnet was a surprise for her, 'and it smote her to the heart to remem ber that she should be miles away before her birthday dawned. Poor Merrick ! would he feel badly, and it was cruel of her. As she thought thus, the door opened again, letting Merrick out with two buudles in his hand, and two ladies in from the hotel, whom the had often seen riding with Nore land. Thes asked for ribbons, and went on with their talk while examining them. "Who was that person standing before the door ?" "Oh, Norland." "I thought so. How oddly he behaved. He didn't seem to want us to see him." "Perhaps he didn't, he has his secrets, I expect. One of thra is that flirtation with the blacksmith's girl." "Shocking! Someone ought to write to Mrs Noreland." "Poor thing, she is used to it. You know she's quite middle aged and plain, and he married her for her money. He's been at his pranks ever since. Actually, my dear, he ran away with a girl last summer. The brother tried to shoot hira and she drowned herself. It was a shocking scrape. If I had such a huiband as Noreland, I'd have a divorce." "So would I; I hope it won't com,e to that with the blacksmith's girl she is a very pretty creature." "Mrs. Print, I'll take four yards of the blue."' The ribbon was cut off, and the ladies took their departure. Effie sat thunderstruck. They had been talking of Noreland. He was married alrea dy, and po could never mean to marry her. What did he mean then. And as she asked herself the question, the truth flashed over her mind, and she saw the pit of shame and dishonor at her feet. Love her I oh no, no, thought EfSe. It is hate, not love or he would not wish to wrong me so. Then as she shrank from the memory of his false words and falser Emiles, the honest face of the blacksmith rose be fore her, and in" truth and tenderness it grew plain to her and she was saved." f" She left the girl with whom she hd been chattiDg,abruptly, and ran out of the stors; All she prayed was not to meet Noreland, and fear lent wings to her feet. She turned her face toward the forge, and had reached the cross road when a wagon stood across her path Merrick's wagon and he was hard by chatting to a farmer over a gate. She heard his voice, and saw the dusky out line of his form, but she dared not speak to him yet. She clambered up into the wagon and hid there crying softly. The bandbox he had been to get was there on the seat and she kissed it as she crouched behind it, thinking of his kindness, Then peeping out she saw some one saun tering up the road to the milliner's. It was Noreland ; but the sight only made her shudder. Ten minutes after Merrick was driving on again, and heard a little noise behind him; He gave a sudden start. "What's that?" he cried. -VOnly me Effie," said a voics. Then she crept up to him. "How did you ccme here ?" he inquired. "I saw the wagon on the road and got in," she said. Oh Merrick, I'm so frightened. It's so lonesome and dark aud wretched there. I'm so glad we going back to the forge." So she was. He never knew how glad, for she never told him all, nor why, until years after, when they had been married for years, and the strong love that comes with married life, had grown up between them, she used to start up fromher sleep, some times, in terror, and cling to him sobbing, "thank God, I'm back again at the forge." Speculation ! Speculation ! ! We are frequently asked for our opinion as to the course the lladic-al clement of Con gress will pursue toward the Southern States, assuming now that the people of the North, as expressed in the late elections, sustain the policy of that body as opposed to that of the President, for the complete and harmo nious restoration of the Union. We have frequently sought to find a satisfactory solu tion of this question to our own minds ; and while we confess to our inability to throw in structive light upcm it, still it is one that deeply concerns the public, and will natu rally court reflection and speculation ; and therefore we may indulge iu expression of such views as we entertain for the passing entertainment of our readers, without pre suming to claim oracular knowledge in the premises. It strikes us that there arc but three well defined lines of policy left open to Congress, one of which it must pursue. 1st the im peachment of the President with the over throw of the present organization of the governments of the Southern States, reduc ing them to a territorial condition ; 2d, im peachment beiDg successful, the present or ganization of the government of these States to be declared unconstitutional, and the proccedure in re organizing them upon a' basis of disfranchisement of the " rebel" vote, and place them, without regard to the Constitutional asp3ct of the matter, in the hands of "never surrender original Consti tutional Union men," with rcprcaeutation in Congress to match ; or, 3rd ; shrinking from the great responsibilities and hazird of cither procoedure, simply keep the South ern States, as now organized out of their representation in Congress, as a kind of pro vincial government. In view of the startling revolutionary ef fects, which would assuredly be wrought upon the character of the government of the United States by pursuing either of the former lines of policy indicated, and judg ing men by the usual rules of conduct that control them, it seems to us inconceivable that a people so intelligent as the ruling men of the North, so guardful of property and monetary considerations, can be made so de mented as to venture upon such paths of wild resolution, that would 6hake the whole fabric of civil and constitutional liberty to its foundations, and deluge in blood, and bury in unequal disaster of any age, the en lightened hopes of the 19th century. Not even Butler, in cur judgment, has the moral courage to plunge the country in such a tide, leading to inevitable destruction of everything most sacredly American. What ! Ju.t after a war of unequaled magnitude in the aunals of history, for the vain pur pose of securing 2)firty domination attempt to put Iiepublicani.-ni to such a test? The hazard is too great ! There is too great in terest in U. S. greenbacks, and securities. What reasonable mind can dcubt, that if the first line of policy indicated were pur sued, a bloody war would be inaugurated, and that its arena would be on Northern soil. But suppose this successfully accom plished by the Radical North, what would be their gain. Would not their success be the entire breaking up of the foundations on which Republicanism now reposes? Would it not be at the additional cost of the destruc tion of the capital, property, resources and industry of their own people, to an extent even more overwhelming than that which they have brought ou the people against whom they have warred for years, and whom more effectually to crush, they are now so much jeopardizing the true welfare of the North. The Northern people are calculat ing in their methods of mind, and will take all this into due consideration, and however popular orators may lash to fury the excited passions of the masses during a political campaign, when the time for the practical inauguration of the "impeachment" policy, the reduction of eleven sovereign States to territories, and the marching of the " torch and turpentine brigade," shall come, the precipice to which those braggarts have led them, will yawn before them with such ter rific view, that they will shrink PPHel from its hideousness ; and the next excite ment wDl be to turn upon their leaders, and rend them to political destruction. ... i But, supposing thesocond line of policy be adopted, after a successful impeachment; would not a fatal stab be given to Republi canism, and Constitutional Government ? It cannot bo but the Northern mind is astute enough to perceive that such a course would terminate the career of the United State? government, as the custodian of the world's Isberty ; and that from such violence of tie genius of the Constitution, it would be ncf longer a life-giving power to liberty, but a mosked batter', from behind which State's Rights and personal liberty would be effect ually demolished ; for faction would rise up against faction, as in the last days of Rome when her too oft violated Constitution had lost its virtue to preserve Roman liberty, til! this once favored and proud, " Land of the free, and home of the brave," would become Mexicanized a by-word, and a hissing scorn to surviving nation's. In our humble judgment no party of men at the North have the hardihood to lead the gov ernment on such a cou-tse. It fellows then that we lean to the opinion that that the 3d line indicated will be the one adopted. We believe that though there may be a Butler in Congress, or some fit accomplice in mls chievou." design, to move an impeachment, yet we do not believe that the House of Representatives will present the case to the American Senate. Butler is too much of a lawyer ; too much of a cunning, unprinci pled diplomat, to really wish this thing done; and he has only made a dupe of Northern fanaticism that he mightride upon its back into Congress. Florida Union. A Very Decided Sell. As an attachee' to a well-known dry goods concern on Ches't nut Street, Philadelphia, for years past has lived a large mastiff. Ha was a faithful watch dog, known to every regular risitor of the store for his gentleness by day and to every one who tapped at the closed doors af ter dark by his vigilance at night. " " The animal, however, grew helpless and toothless from age, and suffered additionally from that scourge of caninity, commonly known as the mange. The life of the quad ruped became to him a burden, and very reluctantly the firm adopted the advice of a discerning farrier, and released the age-'. ridden animal from all further suffering from his many infirmities. This being done, the disposal of his body wa3 a question. There was no chance to in-"-ter it upon the premises. Nobody would remove it, nor cculd anybody be found to undertake its interment. An effectual ex pedient was adopted. In a snug packing ' case the body was carefully laid, and with straw and broken bricks the case was filled. The lid nailed on, and the box marked with the address of A. T. Steward & Co., New York. The box was put upon the sidewalk, where it remained during the afternoon. When the night watchman came upon the ' premises he was told that he need not watch 1 the box very closely ; indeed that if it were" stolen he would not be visited with the ' smallest censure. Mr. Watchman grinned :. and started on his rcund. About one o'clock the next morning a horse drawing a furniture cart cama very ' quietly down Eighth street. The horse's . feet were tied in pieces of carpet to muffls the clatter of the hoofs. The team was stop ped directly opposite the case. Two sturdy men jumped from the wagon, lifted it into the box, Fprang with celerity upon the seat, and rapidly drove away. To have been pres ent at the opening of the case by its captors would have been worth a dollar or two, even for a back seat. In slang parlance, the burglars had a "soft thing of it" In Mr. Bogar's book, of "Who Goes There!" is an anecdote ia regard to Wash ington. It is of the only person who was not awed by ths presence of the "Father of his Country." This man, a Mr. James Byrnes, occupied some land which Washington de sired to have added in his plan of tho Fed eral capitil. Mr. Byrnes flatly refused. Unused to opposition, Waihington turned upon him and said, as he only could say it : "Mr. Janips Brynes f what would your land have been worth if I had not placed this city on the Potomac?" Byrnes was not crushed ; but undismayed, coolly turned to him and said : "George Washington, what would you have been worth if you had not married the widow Curtis?" We heard a lawyer and a doctor dis puting the other day about a bill a fellow owed each of them. He was only able to pay one of them, aad so left the matter to themselves who ought to have the money. "I ought to have the money as amatterof course," said the lawyer, "for I saved him from going to the penitentiary." "Well," said the doctor, "I saved hint' from h 1." It is needless to add which one got tha' money. t& In tho practical bulls the Irish ara even more famous than in those merely log ical ; the richest one we ever heard was' about a poor Irish peasant who was floun dering through a bog on a small ragged; pony.- In its efforts to push on, . the animal got one of its feet entangled in' the 6tirrup : "Arrah", my boy !" exclaimed the rider,- "if you are going to get up, it's time for ma to get down." t&m Prentice speaks of a brawling Ken tutkian, who was bragging about how loyal he felt, and who, being asked what ha meant by it, replied : "I feel as if I should like W shoot somebody and steal something."