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JACCDY & SilEMlN, I cbllslicrs.
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VOL. XXX-1 old sER,cs ;
This Snuff bas thoroughly proved itself to be the
best article known Tor curing the Catarrh, Com in
THE Uxab and Headache. It hna been found an ex
cellent remedy in many eacea of Sore Eyes, Deaf
mii haa been removed hy it and f J bars ih has often
been greatly improved by it use.
It 1 fragrant and acreeably. and
GIVES IMMEOUTB REMFF
To the dull heavy pains raused by diseases of the
Head. The sensation a'ter using it .ure delichtful and
nvigorating.lr. opens am purses out all obstruction.
t strengthens the gland j, and gives a healthy action to
toe parts affected.
More than Thirty Years'
Of Sale anil ana of Dr.- Marsii.u f.'i Catarrh and
Headache Sni rr, haa proved itsgvnt value for n'l
the common diseases of t he Head. and at this moment
it stand higher than ever before.
It is recommended hy many of the best physicians,
and i s nsed witb great success and satisfaction evc
Kg ad the Certficates of Wholesale Drug
cists io 1854
The undersigned, hnving fo- many year been ac
quainted with Dr. M?mt's Catarrh and Head
ache Snorr, and sold it in our wbolesnletrade cheer
fully state. that we , elieve it to be equal in every re
k cct, to the reomturnd ations given of for the cure
of Catarrhal Affections, and that it is decidedly the
beat article we have ever known fur all noiuiuou dis
eases of tbe Head
Hurr It Perry, Boston.
Barnes Park. New Yoik
Stephen I'aul it Co
Israel Minor Co
M'Kessoii & Robbins '
A L Scuvill 4lC'o "
M Ward. load Jt Co
Keed, Austin A; Co
Brown. Lainsnn b. Co "
Reed, Cutler cli .
Beth W Fowle,
Wilson. Fairbank k. Co.
Ilenshaw, Eiliuands h. Co
H H Uay. Portland. Me.
Bush tc Gale,
tor Sale b all Druggists. Ity It. -Feb.
3. IcOO ly.
RELIEF IN TEN MINUTES.
Bi van's rulmonic Wafers."
CThe original Medicine cstiblit IW in 1S.T7. and
first article ' the kind ever introduced under th?
BaniH of "PcLtosto Wafers. in this or any other
country; all other Pulmo lie Wafers are counterfeits.
Tbe genuine can be known by tbe uatue lillYAN be
ing stamped on each Wafer.
These Wafers huvo been before the public for nearly
Thirty Year, and the immense sale attn ned.net only
in America but in foreisn eoiintriestfrrtly attest their
intrintc W"rh. The medical properties are superior
to any other article offered for the cure of Pulmonary
or Bronclii.il afflictions. and the quantity enutiliied in
each bui is nearly double that of the many worthless
- liryan's Pulmonic VTafrTS
nre Coughs, Colds, Sore Throat. Hoarseness, Asthma.
Catarrh. Bronchitis. Difficult t'reittliiiig, fpittina of
Blood Pains in the Cheat Incipient Consumption and
II 4ieases of the lungs. Nolaftording , ,y temporary
relief, but effecting a rapid aud lasting cure and are
warranted to (five satiHtuction in every instance.
They Jn t nauseate like alm-holic compounds, and
themedical prnpe.ties an combined in a form so
agreeable and sleasaul to thelasle. that a.iy child
will readily take tlieui One dose will always a2ord
RELIEF IN TEN MINUTES.
To Vocalist and Public Speakers, the Wafers are
peculiarly valuable ; they wi II in one day remove the
most evere occasional hoarseness; and their regular
use for i few days will.ai all time a. increase the pow
er and flexibility of the voice. really improving its
one. eoit.passanrf clearness, for wbich purpose they
are regularly used by many professional vucalil
The very great celebrity of tins valuable remedy has
inm.-Aid unprincipled persons to prepare ba imita
lion, winch disappoiut the jnt rxpcctatinns of the
purebaser, ajid iigure the character of Hie jeauioe
See that the word BaTAV. is stamped on earh
Wafer, and aluo observe ibe fan simile of the signa
ture of the Proprietor. "JOB Mollis," on earh wrap
per, to counleieit wbicb is roRSEBT. ttT7" OtTen.lin
parties will t.e dealt with to the full extent .f the law.
Bstar's PolHckic WAfkRS are for sale by a.l Drue
JOU !OS '"S Sole Proprietor, 27 CortlanJt St , N. Y
Feb. 3, IcUi ly.
TliE GREAT I:XLISII REME1Y.
PEOTECTKD BY ROYAI. LETTERS PATENT.
SIR JA3IES CLARKE'S
Celebrated Female Pills.
Prepared rem m prurriptton f Sir J.Clarke.. Jit D.,Phy
itaa tjarmardimaog (( tmet.
This invaluable nepiriae i uuiailiiiz in the cure of
II those puinful and dangerous dneanej to whirh the
female constitution 4s ruliject. It moderates all ex
cess and removes all obstruction. from whatever cause
and a speedy cure may be reliod on
IO MAURI ED LADIES,
It is particularly snitert. It will, in a short time, brinf
on the monthly period with regularity.
lKach bottle, price One Dollar, bears the. Government
Stamp of Uieat Britain, to prevent counterfeits,
CAU I h)N.
Tktrt PiUi rkanti not taken my Frmalr during the
FIRST TilRF.F. MUJfTHS of rVMirf, lAey art rr
f bring n Miitmriagt.hut mt j tAcr tnitt they aretafe
Cvety women knows that the bloom r, health iim.1
fade, with the slightest irreg.ilantv ur obtruction nl
tbe menses. These Pi. Is are truly the woman's friend
in tbe hour of trial, and the only sure, positive and
never failing euro and regulator "f Suppression of na
lure from wha ever cause Somildln.it tlie fri-Me-i
ran Uikethem witb perfect security yet so powerful j:i
their eJects. that they may be safely called, a never
In all rases of Nervous and Spinal AfT ctinti Tains
la the Back and Limbs, r'utcnr libt eyertion.r.il
Dilution of he Heart, Hysterics, and White", the-t
Pll's will e(T ct a cure when alloihermeans have f.ii -ed
; and although a powerful remedy, do not com i In
iron, calomel, antimony, or anything hurti'ul to the
Full directions in the pnmpblet arminj each package
Wbicb should be carefully preserved.
SOLD Br JILL DRVOOISTS.
Sole General Agenr for tbe United Slates and British
J )B MOSES. 87 Cortland Ft., New York.
N. B $1 00 and ft three cent pnnUge stamps en
closed to any authorized Agent, will ensure a bottle,
containing 50 Pills, by return mail, securely sealed
from H observation.
Feb. 3, . Jy.
LIFE IIEALTU STKE.GTH.
LIFE HEALTH STliE.GT,I.
LIFE- UE.1LTI1 STUEMT11.
Hundreds and thousands annually die prematurely
when, if they would give the Great French Remedy,
Dll. JUAN D LAMA It HE'S
Celebrated Sprcific Pi. Is,
Prepared by Garakciere 4c IrcnixT, No. '.'U Rue Lom
bard. Paris, from tbe prescription of Dr. Joan I'H.i
mtrre. Chief Physician of the Hoepital du Nord .n
Lariooisiera a fair trial, they v oul.. Dnd iminediate
relieCaad, iu a shorttime.be fully restored to Health
mad 8rtngtk It is aed in the practice of many emi
nent Freeh physicians, with uniform success. and high
ly recommended as the only positive ad pecijie Reme
fy for all persons suffering Irom General or Sexua
Debility, ail derangements of tbe Nervous Force
JMelanchely. Spermatorrhoea or Seminal t missions. al
Weakness arising from sexual Ei-Enerry. Physical
Prostration. Nervousness, Weak Spine, tLowne,, of
pirlta. atimness of Vision, Hysterica, Pains in tbe
Back and Limbs, Impotency, tc
No I inguageean convey an actuate idea of the im
mediate and almost miraculous change it occasions to
tae debilitated end shattered sy.tem In fact.it tt mils
unrivalled as an anfailiog cure ol tbe maladies above
Suffer no more, but use Th4 Ore at French Rewerfy ; it
will effect a cure where all others fail, and although
a powerful remedy, eonmns nothing hurtful to the
most delicate conatitotion- -
Pamphlets. eoutaininc full paitienlars and directions
tor using, in English, rreca.Spuhish and German, ae
company each box, and also sent free to any addrtss
when requested, j ..
Price Cue Dollar per box; Six boxes fur Five Dollars
8old by alt Druggists tbroushouttbe world ; or will
be sent by mail, securely sealed from all observation,
by inclosing speeiAed price to any authorized events
BRWARR OF COUjrrEHFElTS AJtD IMITATIONS.
Proprietors exclusive Ageats for America, OSCAR Q
JUOiJCS, Sr CO.. 27 Couritaad St. New York. '
Authorized Agents for-xMoomshiir.
ET&R af MOTF.R,
. DanvUe, W. L-tYCtKK.
Feb. X lSCCIy.
D EPINEUIL fc EVANS,
Civil Engineers and Patent Solicitors.
No. 435 WALNUT STREET.. Philadelphia.
PATETTS solicited Consultations oa Engineering
Draugiiting and Sketches, Models aad Machinery
fall kinds made and skilfully attended to. Special
attention given to REJECTED CASES and INTER
FERENCES. Authentic Copies of all Docu meats
from Patent t'ffice procured.
N-B. Save yourselves useless trouble and trav
eling expenses as tuers is no actaai need for person
al interview with ns. All bosiaese with these tfl
ces can be transacted in writing. For further ia for.
(nation direct as above, wiUt stamp enclosed for Or -
euiar Willi references.
! t i , ..- r . , m
la Shive's Cuililing. on Main Street.
Informs the citizens r f Ulooinsnur; uni vicinity th i I
be has opined n New
in this place, where he invites hi old friends and
customer J to call un.l partake ot nis reireoiiiucnis.
It is his ititetition to keep .he bent
LA G Li: llEEH AND ALE,
constantly on hand ; Also. Porter. Saraparila. Min
eral Water. Fancy Lemonades. Raspberry anil Leui
on Syrups , can a! way be had at bis Kesluuraat.
In the vuting line he presents a
' tr' T V' etf ?
sIaiw i-2 jtij .j ii,AA.
not surpas'Pd in this place , viz. Pickled Oyster
I'lanirf, t:riliue. Fi,h, Barbecued Chi ken, t icK ted
Tripe anil Beef Tongue, &.C, 4tc. He also h is a good
Ci'fnrx ami Chnctncj Tohacco
for his customer Cr 'live hiiu a call.
BluutiDiburg, June l-l. ld.O.
I have opened a new Store at the old stand of Da
vid St roup, on .Main street, liloom-burg, aud will
keep on baud a general assortment of
Such as Dry Goods. Notions. Groceries, Tin-ware,
Hardware, Cedar and Willow Ware, Drugs,
Confectionary, Glnss-Ware, Tohnrco Hats U
Shoes, Flour, Salt Fi.h and Meat : all r.T
which I propose selling at a very low Cguie for
earn or pmdurc.
1 r fall and see. C C. MA SR.
Blaoim.hurx'. April l. if.
The under. igned respectfully announce that he
has refntted a shop, in I'Mirt ilouse alley, opposid
the Kxrlmnre Hoel. where he is prrptreil to con
duct the narbertug bu-iuc ss In ail its branch es.
The art of coloring whiskers and m mstacnes is
practiced by In in nmt-t skillfully. He also cleans
clothing, making tfi -in louk nearl v as food as new.
upon the most reasonable term-". IJive linn a trial.
it7" Hair Tonic .f the very best q iaiity. us-d for
cleaning hair, kept constantly on Inn. I. a'i I fir sale
s. C.C ULLINS.
rioomsburg. April i3, ISiW. tf.
A new Lnmlrcr Yard in flfoomxbury,
TUG unjersijned would rcKpectfuIIy iiiiorm tfioe
iuwint of lutnb-r that he continues to mum Pic
ture and keeps on band t good supply of buildim;
a ud fencing ii tr-ri tl. at hi.J rt i.)eii -, a sli'irt ilis
lance north uf tin; depot, whii h lie t.fT.-rs tor at
ren-onable rates. JACUU SCUCYEEaI.
Blooiusburg, Juno 50, l?0o.
f0 HOTEL & SALOON KEEPERS
Ol Ploomsl-"rj nn Colombia County. I hnve np
pointed Mr. rl. Stohner njent for the s'e of my Al:.
Porter. Krown Stout, and i agr Beer, who will f tp
ply you at the same price (and wilb tbe same article.)
as I would furni-h yon trom the brcery. Kiioivme
that lie will he pimrtiial and and attentive to all
whnuiiy favor bim with lhir trade. I solicit fur
him your support. Very rerpertfj'lv,
Steam Brewery, Reading, Pa.
September 23. 15(13
M.mufictured to orderat niTSRICO .MILL, Ross
Township. Luzerne County. I'a ,
PJVn POPLAR nn REACH, fcc for Sle at the
MILL, or delivered at any point on the Railroad,
reached or connerted with it.
il r Address, the stibacriber. at Wvominj. Lu
zerne fountv , ur JAMES JACKSUN, the Sawyer, at
Harvt-yville P. O.
The tnl Property with two Houses. B.irn and oth'
er iiiiprovements. surroundej by about 14jl Atras of
Land. I.IUi; of which" remains heavily timbered, is
now for sale at a baigain, t y
Wyoming, Luzerne County, Pa.
September "G, ISOi.-3ji.
QUR STARCH GLOSS
Is the only Article used by
First Class 2 :c3, I.n:i:i7
ries, an! 'J siosi a 11 ds ol
It gives a beautiful polish, making ih iron pis
smoothly over Ih-? eloth. savin? mo h tihk an i labor
Uowis done up with it keep cl-an lunch lontr con
Jeijucntly wiil not wear out so sor-n.
1'. makes Oil Linen lnult like Xcc.
nr-R iMi E.;i L i:li;r
I HB Bt.-T IS Till Woe ID.
It is soluble in liara as w-.-ll as eolt water. It t
putupintlie sutest, iieatet. and uo.t couvetiieiAl
fvrin of auy offered to in - public
is U'iirrtcieJ n n ta Slrcak the
' Alents wanmd everywhere, to whom wj eff.-r tx
traordiiiary Inil ii-em- ni.. Ad 'r-,
NEvV Y UltK S 1 ARCH GL'rSSCO..
No. ssi rulton St. ,tw York.
September 2 , l;0.-4m-Ai Co.
'Wn THU GREAT CAUSE
v--y HUMAN MISERY.
Jut Publi.iinl.ia aX-tVJ L.rr!npe. rnce mix cent.
A Lecture on the Natu-e, Treatment, and R.niical
Cuie of Seminal Weakness, or Speroiatoriho-a. -Involuntary
Emissionn. Sexual D-nlity, aud Impedi
meiits to .Marriage generally. Nervousness. 1,'on
sumption. t-pili p-y. and F'ts ; Mental and Physical
Incapacity, ren'iinns from Self Abise.&r Ky RiMS.
ER T J CI L V ER WELL. M. D Aalhor of the
' Gre.en Bw;k. See
"The world-renov ned author, in this admirable Lee
turc. c early proves from his owu experience Hi it
the anfui consequences i f Se'f bu-.e may bn eT:rt
ually removed without medicine, and iihout iian
geroussu giral operations, bodies, iastrunn.-nl,.
riuss. or cordials, pointing out a mode of cup: at
on re certain and tfT cluil. by wnich every suif-rer.
no matter what his condition may be, may cure him
.lf i lienpl y. privpirly, and railicallv. IIHSLEC
I'LKK Wit.L IKirtHA LOON TO TUUUSANDS
A NO THOUSAND;.
Sent, under seal, in a plain envelope, to any ad
dress, on receipt of six cents, or two postage turnips
by addressing the n ibljshers.
Also. Dr. CULVERWELL'S "Marriage Guide."
price 23 cents.
Address the publishers.
CH AS J. C. KLINE fc CO,
127 Bowery, New York, PojtOihce hi x, 4jc0-
Sept, M, isi'iti.
WHO are nn!eeidd in regard to the kind of ma
nure they shall use for
we beg to submit tbe following 'etters.
BACGII'S RAW HONE
n?hH PHOSPHITE OF LHIE
is especially well adapted to the formation .of
Tbe leaf and stala of a growtag crop, treated with
this manure may not always indicate so lull a sue
cess as the weight of the grain per acre will show,
and we confidently a. sure all farmers tliat i( . heir
observation is directed to this point, tbe substantial
value of this oid etthblisbed manure willbeuiore
than ever demonstrated . ,
jEtERvti.LE. Chester Co.. Pa., Aul. 13. l?rc.
Messrs. Racob. Brothers ax. Co. Ir7 Pearl St.. N. Y.
Hear Sirs Yours of the Cth bs been recciv.-d.-You
ak me for my experience in tbe use if your
KawKoac Fuper t'hesphate. I applied il to wheat
last fall, at tbe rate of three hundred aud twenty
pounds (3-Jl) per a'-s. along side of barn yard ma
lum; the resu't w i that Hie wheat wherr the Pho-
phate w as jut war
ii&t V lER.allhou
other portion of t
irucji the Hi tT HEXUCDanl
J not so much STRAW as on tar
e Held. Tbe effect it prounced
-exceeding fas fliv einvnanons
was very moir s
therefore I can ret laimend it as a fertilizer, intend
tog to use m re o it on my w heat this fell.
Very rear cUully, oUrs,
THUS. M. CARLTON.
Elkt w. Chester co.. Pa.. Aug 17. l-f6.
Messrs. Bacob Jt Sons. GERTLEXKit ; Having nvd
yoar Phnsplisla of litnn oa a wheat crop, 1 have no
hesitation-ia recommending it as a good and DURA
Yonrs. Very Respectfully,
BACGH'3 RAW BONE 8CPEK-PHOSPHATE OF
For Sale by SCOTT fe JAMISON.
TRUTH AND RIGHT-GOD AND OUR COUNTRY.
BLOOM SBUIiG COLUMBIA. CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER
DEMOCRAT. AND STAR,
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY,
IN BLOOMSBURd, PA., BY
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No paper discontinued until all arrearage
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Every subsequent insertion less titan I J ...ou
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Other advertisements inserted according to special
l:uiness notices, without advertisement, t'nty.
eel ts per line.
rraiisient advertisements payi'ile in adniioe, ail
others due ntter I he fit insertion.
(T7 or F1CE -In Shive's Ulock. Corner of M-tin
Hid lion Streets.
Address. JAOOP.Y &. 3 HUMAN.
Bloomnbiirg. Ciduinhit County, Pa.
EY THOMAS HOOD.
One Jay the dreary oil King tf Death
Inclined to some sport M idi the curnal
So lie tied up a pack of darts on hid back
And he quietly btole from hi charncl.
IIi- head ra3 bald of flesh and of hair,
His body was lean and lank ;
His joints at each stir made a crack, and
Tock a gnaw by the way at his thank.
And what did ha d with hi.s deadly dart3
Thj,' pobiin of gristly bone?
ILrJj.bb!c:d and spilled men's blood and he
Like a butcher that kills hfc own.
The first ho slaughtered it made him laugh,
(For the man wa3 a coffin-maker, )
To think how the mutes and men ia black
Would mourn for an undertaker.
Death saw two Quakers sitting at church,
Quoth he. " We shall not differ," -
And ho let them alone, like figures of stone,
EW he Lacw he could njt make them
II saw two dueli.sts going to fight,
Their fear they could not smother ;
And he shot cne through at once, for he
They uever would shoot each other.
Deth saw a toll-man taking his toll,
in the spirit or his iraternity;
Rat he knew that sort of man would extort,
i hough summoned to all eternity.
He found an author writing his life,
L it he let htin write no turther ;
Fqr Dealh, who strikes whatever he likes,
Is jealous of all self-murder !
Death saw a patient that pulled out his purse,
And the Doctor took the sum :
Rut he let them Le, for he knew the "fee"
Was a prelude to ''faw" and ''fura."
He met a dustman ringing a boll,
And he gave huu a mortal thrust :
For himself, by law, since Adam's flaw,
Is contractor lor all our du.st.
He saw a sailor mixing his grog,
And he marked him out tor s'auchter :
For on water he scarcely had cared fur death.
And never on ram and water.
Da;h saw two players playing at cards,
Lilt the game wa-n t worth a dump :
For he (pick! laid th?m fl.it with a spade"
io wait lr tiie hn:d " tramp.
THE FIRST CLERK'S STORY.
"What I'm now going to tell you, boys,
must be kept under the seal of secrecy," said
uur CiSt clerk, as he s-jueczed a lemon into
We that is to say, I, Mr. Ned Rolton,
the present writer, Herbert Engleduc, and
young Harry Chester, all junior clerks in the
bank of Daskorville, Troutman & Co. sol
emnly promised that the seal tliat was to
lock up the communication we were about to
receive should never be broken.
4iAnd jet," said Mr. Clinton, with the
kettle in his hand, "I hardly think I'll let
it out to you youngsters ; it's all against my-
Harry Chester's cyeslookcl eager appeals,
and Herbert said :
" Oh, now, come I say, Mr. Minton, you
thoulda't have said so muL-h, you know ; and
then to talk about not letting it out, you
know it's so j;liy mysterious."
"Well," said our cheery chief, "as Ned
here has treated us so well to-night,
make some return by trying to amuse you
boys with the account of an incident which
happened to me some years ago.";
We were delighted I especially so, being
the host for the night, anxious, as such, that
things should go off well. We drew up to
the fire, glasses were filled, and the relics of
thc-contents of the hamper, which the dear
people at home had sent me, were removed.
The November wind howled dismally over
the London roofs, and rattled at the windows
as if anxious to join so pleasant a party. Mr.
Minton took an appoving sip of his hot
grog, drew his fingers through his iron-gray
hair and began :
" In the year forty-six, I had been so:ne
seven yers a clerk in the bank. Our Mr.
Ratkerville's father was the principal then,
and a very shrewd, cute old fellow he was,
I can tell you. Mr. Troutman was then a
clerk, and senior to me, but every one knew
that "he would be a partner some da', as he
had married Miss Baskerville. - Young Ras
kerville, who looks grave enough now, was a
boy at Harrow, and used, in holiday-time,
to run in and out of the'b&nk, and stare at
the piles of sovereigns, just as he liked.
" I had had some troubles then, and was
looked upon a3 a grave, sedafe young man ;
and as Mr. Baskerville told my poor mother,
' as steady as the funds.' In consequence of
this gravity of manner and character for
steadiness, I had been several times employ
ed in little matters of ; confidential nature,
ASJiJl,,,,.,, , 1 c o
afternoon in the latter part of August, in
the year I speak of, I was sitting at my
desk with not very much to do. I -had
been thinking a good deal about my own
affairs, and gone back over ground rather
painful for me to tread, and was therefore
rather sad that sunny August afternoon.
While I wa3 meditating and idly drawing
figures on my blotting pad, the bank mes
senger came to me and said that Mr. Ras
kerviile wished to speak to me. . I went into
his private room and found him seated at
his desk, and in an arm-chair beside him sat
a middle aged, invalid-looking man, whose
handsome face wore a peevish expression
that seemed to be permanent. Mr. R.iskcr
viile said :
"'This, my lord, is the gentleman whom
I should have tlTy greatest eciiilMence in em
ploying in the inatier.' The stranger hioked
at me languidly, and slightly inclined his
head as I bowed.
" ' Rather young for such w.oik is he not,
" 'No, my lord, I don't think so. Mr.
Minton is grave and steady beyond his years,
and the firm has very great confidence in
" 'Well, I will trust to you, and I think
you fully understand all-that is wanted. I
would rather not give myself the fatigue of
entering into explanations with this young
man, if you think you thoroughly under
stand what I want.'
" ' If you will leave it to me, my lord, I
wiil untcrtake that Mr. Minton shall receive
full instruction?. Just see if Lord Valdane's
carriage is at the door, will you, Mr. Min
ton?' " I returned with the requisite informa
tion ; and his lordship, after being carefully
wrapped up, took the arm one of his men,
and went to his carriage.
"Mr. Raskerville then asked me to shut
the door and sit dewn beside him, and pro
ceeded to give me full and complete direc
tions as to how I was to act.
" It appeared that Lord Valdane had three
daughters, beside several sons. The young
est of his daughters, when just sixteen, had
caused great trouble and distress to her fam
ily, by falling in love with a violinist, who
had come constantly to the house to give one
of her brothers lessons on his instrument.
This had been discovered about a j-ear be
fore, and had given ri-c to great recrimina
tions, and the young lady had shown an
amount of obstinacy and temper, which had
quite alarmed her friends, so foreign was it,
apparently, to her nature. She had utterly
declined to give up her lover, and had openly
declared her intention of holding any com
munication with him that opportunities
might offer. Unler these circumstances,
and in considcrtion of her youth, her father
determined to send her to a school kept by
an English lady in a village about fifteen
miles from Brussels, and hoped that a year
or two of entire change and absence from
home would make her get over mi 1 f.irgct a::
affection begun at so early an oge. She was
accordingly sent to Mr?. Slater's school, but
that lady had just written to Lord Valdane,
at the end of the first year, to say that ih
could no longer undertake the education of
Mi.-.s Valdane, as her conduct was of such a
kind as utterly to destroy those relations
which should exist between mistress and pu
pil. Lord Valdane had therefore determined
to bring her back to EngLnd, and he the
more readily consented to this arrange
ment, as he had had information that Mr.
Arne had left this country" for America.
Having no servant to whom he could trust
the duty "of escorting his daughter home.
Lord Valdane had come to Mr. Ra.-kerville,
with whom he banked, to ask that some
confidential clerk might be sent to Antwerp
to meet Miss Valdane and bring her home
to her father's hou.se in Eton Square. A
rvant would be sent with her as far as
Antwerp, where sue would be met by the
person chosen to escort her.
" I a-Led Mr. R k..rvil!e if it was thought
that the young lady would return home wil
lingly. " ' They imagine that she will do so,' said
he ; ' she has complained in her letters, whic h
have been very few, of her " transporta
tion," as she called it It is most probable
that her youthful passion will have died out.
This fellow, Arne, is described to me as an
effeminate-looking, though elegant man, but
wanting in many of those manly attributes
which are to most women the chief attrac
tion in a man's character.'
Mr. Raskervllle told me to come to him
again for a paper of instructions that he
would give me, as well as a letter from Lord
Valdane to his daughter, directing her to
place herself under my charge. He also told
me that she would be accompanied by her
maid, a young girl, and too inexperienced to
be trusted with the duty of an escort.
"I returned to my seat and thought over
all that I had heard, aud all that I was to
do. I confess that I did not like the work ;
it was not of a kind that I had bargained for
on entering a bank, and seemed to me to be
more the duty of a superior servant than of
:i gentleman. I knew, however, how much
depended upon my making myself useful
to the firm, and so I determined to put my
pride into my pocket.
" Refore I left the office I got my paper of
instructions, and returned home to read
them, having first obtained from the cashier,
by Mr. Baskerville's orders a sum sufficient
to defray all possible expense?, those of the
young lady aad her maid included. I found
that I was to start for Dover by that night's
mail, and go by the first boat to Ostend, and
thence to Antwerp. I was instructed to be
very firm with Miss Valdane, nd was ad-
hcr part. I was simply to be her escort, and
as far as possible to relieve her ot all trouble.
She would expect me, as a letter had been
written to Mrs. Slater desiring her to send
the young lady to Antwerp, under charge
of a servant."
"By Jove, though 1" said Herbert Lngle
duc, "wouldn't I like just a little thing of
that sort to do !"
" Wait until you hear the end of my sto
ry, and you'll think differently," said Mr.
Minton; "no one likes to bo fooled, and
that what happened to me."
"I started, according to my instructions,
by the night mail for Dover, and at one
o'clock the next day found myself at the
Hotel St. Antoine at Antwerp. I inquired
if Miss Valdane had. arrived, and was asked
to step up to a drawing-room on the second
floor. 2o one was in the room when I en
tered, but in a few minutc3 a respectable
locking middle-aged woman came in with an
expression of anxiety on her countenance.
- "'Are you the gentleman ft-om London,
sir?' she said.
" 4 1 am,' said I. ' When will it be con
venient for Miss Valdane to set out on her
"'Oh, sir,' said she, 'Miss Valdane is
very unwell, and has been obliged to go to
bed. This has upset all the plans that has
been arranged, and I don't know what to
"'When did thi3 illness come on?' I
" ' Why, sir, Miss Valdane seemed very
well when we left, but as we got near An
twerp she complained of headache, and was
obliged to go to bed directly when we got to
the hotel. The worst of it is,' said she after
a pause, ' that I must return by this eve
'The young lady has her maid, I under
stand,' said I.
" ' Oh, yes, sir, she is with her, certainly ;
but she is young and flighty, and I haven't
much confidence in her.'
"'Has Miss Valdane any medical man?"
" ' Oh, no, the would t hear of one being
" 4 Well,' said I, 'it cinnot be helped;
you must return to your mistress, and I must
wait here until Miss Valdane is able to
'"In the course of the afternoon, and
after Mrs. Slater's servant had left, I sent up
my compliments to Miss Valdane, and re
quested to know how she wa.
" ' Mis.s Va!d;ine"s compliments, she was
so mi;.-h better that she hoped to be down
,-tairs in the course of an hour.'
" This was good news, and I immediately
set about iiiijuiries as to trains and boat. I
found that by leaving Ostend at half-past
three the next morning, the young lady
could be at her father's house in time for
lunch the same day. I accordingly made
the requisite arrangements, and awaited
Mi-s Valdane's appearance.
" Her maid shortly afterwards came down
wiih a message to know if it would be con
venient to me to have an interview with her
mistress. J? of course, assented, and di
rectly afterwards a young lady came into the
" I bowed, and looked at my charge with
some curio.; ty. Her appearance surprised
me. She was dark, and had largo, tender
looking eyes but in other respects was hy no
means good-looking, and seemed to want the
case and S'tvoir aire that I should have im
agined a girl in her rank of life would have
possessed. She was well and handsomely
dressed, but was decidedly not elegant, and
there was a want of freshness and youthful
nesss alout her that made her anything but
an attractive-looking girl. She addresed
me in a constrained and rather unmusical
" ' You are the per gentleman that has
been rent over to fetch me.'
"'Iain, Miss Valdane; when will it be
convenient to you to set out on your jour-nc-y
' ' I don't know,' she said, pettishly ; 'I
wanted to see the pictures and the cathedral,
but I suppose I shall have to do as I am
" 'I was instructed,' said I, ' to escort you
home without am delay.'
44 'Oh ! by the wa,' said she, ' there's a
schoolfellow of mine and a great friend going
with us. She wanted to go home, so we
agreed to travel together.'
" How strange, thought I, that the servant
should have made no mention of this other
pupil. Rut I supposed she was so much en
grossed with Miss Valdane's illness that she
cmld think of nothing else.
44 4 1 was not aware,' said I, that you
would have a companion ; but I shall be
very happy to be of use to her.'
44 ' I'll call her down,' she saiJj and going
to the door she called, or rather shouted :
4 Amy come down.'
44 She forgets, I thought, that she is in a
crowded hotel, and not at home. I heard a
l'ght tripping step on the stairs, and after
some little giggling outside the door, Miss
Valdane came in with a very pretty, mischievous-looking
blonde, who could not pre
sent the semblance of gravity when she was
introduced to me. .
44 4 What on earth are you laughing at,
Amy ?' said my charge.
" 4 You mustn't mind me, Mr. Minton,'
siid Miss Manvers ; 4 1 am rather silly, I'm
44 4 Rather silly 1' said Miss Valdane ; he
thinks you a little torn fool, and he's perfectly
right in thinking eo, and before I had time
to put in a disclaimer to this opinion she
added, ' I don't know what you people are
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44 'Shall we dine at once, Miss Valdane ?'
said I, 4 and then we can leave Antwerp at
half-past seven, catch the night mail at Os
tend, and bo in London by mid-day to-mor
Just as you like," said she.
I ordered dinner for three, and that fin
ished, the ladies went to their rooms to pre
pare for the journey.
" I could hear Miss Valdane whistling as
she packed, and I must say that the young
lady's collection of tunes was very varied, if
it was not very select.
"1 could not help wishing myself back
again and my hands clean washed of my ec
centric charge. Miss Valdane embarrassed
me very much as wc left the hotel by in
terfering with the various directions that I
gave, and when we got to the station she
had an altercation with the-porter, which
exhausted all my rather scanty stock of
French to set right. Miss Manvers remon
strated with her friend, but always as if
more amused by her vagaries than annoyed.
4 ' It is needless for me to detail all the
worrying events of the journey to O.-tend
and the voyage to Dover. During the latter,
the sea certainly did subdue the j'oung la
dy's spirits, and she lay on a bench on deck
with a stilfish glass of brandy and water be
side her, and held her tongue. . Miss Man
vers was a riddle to mo as well as her friend.
In a great deal that she said and did, and in
her manners and address, she showed the
education and refinement'of a lady, and 3-et
she encouraged rather than subdued her
friend's eccentricities by her evident amuse
44 Upon our arrival at Dover I founl that
the next train to London did not leave for a
couple of hours, so, after giving directions
for the examination of our luggage, I went
with the two girls to the Lord Warden, and
ordered breakfast. Here Miss Manvers an
nounced her intention of leaving us. She
had friends living at Dover with whom she
was going to ttay, as she wished to see as
much of her dear Constantia as possible.
" After we had had breakfast, Constantia
asked nie to walk out and see the place, as
she wished to have some private conversa
tion with her friend. I accordingly dawdled
away an half hour on the pier, and then re
turned and found that we must start at once
if we wished to catch the train. The two
girls parted in the most affectionate manner,
Miss Manvers seeming more amused than
ever at the extraordinary expressions of af
fection indulged in by Miss Valdane, whose
conduct would have 4 brought down the
house' in a melodrama.
"We went to the station together, Miss
Val lane having left her maid to look after
her friend and come on by the next train,
another thing which would have astonished
me, if I had had any capacity for that feel
ing left. Upon my asking her what luggage
she had, she said :
" 'Just a portmanteau.'
" ' Nothing more?' said I.
" 'Not a thing.
44 Accordingly I found a not very large
portmanteau, which Miss Valdano said was
" 4 Jwt see and have it put into our com
partment,' said she; 4 and, I say, tell the
guard to let us have the carriage to ourselves ;
you are not afraid of me, and I'm sure I'm
not afraid of you.
44 1 was going to disregard this last order,
a? I had no wUh whatever for a tc'-a-teL
but Constantia came up and gave it herself,
together with half a crown, which had the
effect which she dosired.
" We found the portmanteau under the
scat, and taking our places, the train started.
Not long afcr she said:
" ' 01 ject to smoking?'
"4No, thanks, Miss Valdane; its very
trood of you, but I don't smoke.'
rt 'Mind it?'
" 4 Well, no,' sail I, 4 not much.
"I stared blankly at her while she took a
cigar-case out of her pocket, and selecting
one, lkhte 1 it, and settled herself comforta
bly in her scat.
" I sat as f.r as I could from her, and
looking out of the window, tried to forget
44 'You're a very pleasant companion, I
must say,' said she, after a time. 4 C me,
say something, man, and don't leave me lan
guishing here. Here, we micht have a
very pretty little bit of flirting, if you would
only say tit to my tat.'
" 4 Excuse me. Miss Valdan?," I sail,
'but it was business, and'not pleasure, that
gave me the task ofescortingyou home ; and
I shall make no apology forsayin that I have
had no pleasure whatever in the matter.
You will therefore, permit me to finish my
business in the way I think best, which is to
hand you over to the care of Lord Valdane
with a much despatch and aslittle talking as
44 4 If yoa won't talk you must work,' said
she. 4 You surely won't object to oblige a
lady so far as to take that portmanteau from
muler the scat, and unstrap it.'
"I complied, to save farther words. She
threw her keys at me, and said :
" 4 Unlock and. throw open the fatal chest'
"I did so, and saw the usual contents of a
gentleman's portmanteau. There were the
neatly-folded shirts, the brushes and shaving-tackle
fitted in here and there, visions of
very gentlemanly-looking garments below,
boots guiltless of the feminine foot, and, in
fact, nothing whatever that ought to belong
to a lady's wardrobe. I was really rather
pleased than otherwise, aad said :
" 4 You've managed to bring some one
4 No, 1 haven't, you clever man ; I'm
what you, you roas3 of property, would coa
sider eccentricities in my costume. However,
before I make the requisite changes to fit me
for meeting dear papa, let me tell you a lit
tle story, as you seem in want of amusement.
i4 You clever people in London, backed
by the wishes of Lord Valdane, sent you
over to Antwerp to bring home that noble
man's refractory daughter, who, it was hoped
had f jrgotten her disgraceful engagement
Give me those balmorals, will you? Thanks.
You, accordingly, being a very clever young
man, and an admirable accountant, were of
course eminently fitted for the work, and
were therefore chosen to do it. Just see if
you can find a blue striped flannel shirt
among those. Thanks. Hang it over the
arm of the seat to air. Well, your noble
client wrote to the schoolmistress what would
have been a most pleasant letter if it had
not been quite so dictorial ; and he also wrote
to his affectionate daughter, congratulating '
her on having recovered from her littlt at
tack of love, and paying something dispara
ging cf the poor lover, who was in America.
If you will take that coat and trou
Well, those things under it, and hang them
to the roof, the creases will come out. You
won't ? that's rude, and not proper conduct
to an unprotected woman. Rut, to continue
my story, as I see you arc getting restless !
Ry a wonderful chance this forlorn damsel
saw her unfortunate lover, shortly after she
got papa's note. She shouldn't have done
it, but she did. They put their heads to
gether they'd done that, before, but they
did it in a different manner now, and they
made up a little plan. The young Tady went
down to Antwerp under charge, and she got
so poorly as they neared the station, and her
head was so bad, and she had, oh? such a
pain here, and ah ! such a twitch there, that
to bed she must go as soon as she reach the
hotel. The elegant and polite escort arriv
ed, and was met by a omestic whose face
showed longitude, if her instructions did not
admit much lititude. By the way, where
do you get boot-laces ? Look at this thing, ,
broken off in the middle. Well, the maid
told her story, aad the youth listened, and
home goes the maid,leaving the youth insole
charge. Shortly afterwards down comes
Miss Valdane, recovered and charming, in-
troduccs Miss Manvers more charming
still. They dine, this delightful trio, and .
away they go. The advantage of this apa
ratus is, that you hang up the glass like this,
and then j-ou can shave atleisure. See what
a good lather this makes. Well, our three
Graces arrive at Dover, and then dear Miss
Manvers makes her bow, and the other pair .
of tutlc-dover go off together, only and now
please attend, for I come to the point of the
story on!jr Miss Valdane, for whom Mr.
Minton was sent, and over whom he wa3 to
excercise the tenderness of a parent with the
authority of a guardian, does not accompany
that gentleman to London.'
44 4 Then who are you?' I almost shriek
ed. 44 4 Ftd'x Arne ; and now, my good fellow,
the ftrcc is played out, and I'll takeoff this
4 'I fell back in my scat, and watched, with
dizzy brain, the shedding of the feminine
and assumption of the masculine attire.
" 4 You infernal ra cal !' at lait I said.
44 4 Now I'm not going to mind anything
you say, for I diro say you are rather hurt
The thing was well arranged, and has an
swered capitally. You can tell your employ
cr that it's no sort of use making any far
ther fuss about me. I was married to his
daughter some months ago, but did not in
tend it to be known yet, only his precipi
tancy altered matters. Some day we'll tell
him how we managed it. We determined
to have some fun out of the gentleman sent
io fetch Mrs. Arne home, and as he had
been so good as to pay both our fares tack
to England, we could not do leas than pro
vide him with company to town. Will you
play a game of billiards with me while I wait
for the next train to Dover? Don't say no,
if you'd rather not. Tickets? That gentle
man lias mine, guard. Ta-ta! Sorryyou've
no time for a game; best love to papa-in-law.'
And taking his portmanteau, he
sauntered down the station.
"How I got my story told at headquarters
don't know. Mr. B.i;keiviIIe first frowned,
then smiled, and finally roared. I entreat
ed him to keep my failure from the other
clerks, and you three lads are the first who
"Did you ever hear anything more about
them ?" said I.
"Yes ; t'was not such a'bad affair, aftsr
all. He was a gentleman by birth, had some
uncle of hi, delighted at having anllonora.
ble for a niece, left them some money, and I
believe he settled down as a country gentle- .
man. Lord Valdane has, however, I under
stand, never forgiven them ; and now, hoys,
'clonic, sweet home.'"
I thanked our good-natured chief for his
story : and, ihen we met the same morning
at a later hour, we youngsters could scarcely
believe that the grave and sedate gentle
man, who looked asif "money articles" wore
his only literature, wes the same who had
been the hero of the story of which he him
self was also the relater.
The Internal Revenue Commissioner, in
reply to inquiries whether there is any inter
nal duty on the products of sorghum, replies
that molasses and sugar made from sorghum
or imphee, are, and have been since the pas
sage of the act of March 3d, 1SC5, exempt
from duty. "
Some exceedingly scientific persons loth
to light their cigars in the ordinary way, rub
phosphorus on the end and then breath gen
tly upon it. The heat of the breath ignites
the phosphorus and lights the cigar. We
are anxiously awaiting a plan that will beat