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31 UVrkhj aniih Journal, Druotrb la rrrboni, ilgrirulture, litrraturr. duration, loral Sntrlligriirr, ani. tjjr 3lrai3 of tjjt Dai.
ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CETNS
pr savu. in adtauck.
VOL. 40, NO 13
WARltEX TRUMU ULL COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 1S55.
WHOLE NO. 2041
Poetry. [For the Chronicle.]
WLt 1 ?" Bim-K-
Ay. iiar :s uiin ? qacst.or. i'Uin,
That ak' i su' skU agam,
Au" Echo, i her nitiaic siru n.
Si; oe time eiian,
lias Answer J ilka time the atue,
uua "Wii.t i omu ?'
Yes, whs ia mtu? a puzlr sair ;
lhilaopV-rff i.in.fii o I tar
II ftu.uaudt:rM Lu-tfuly time au care.
To oive liic query.
An quit the u ecl i ;t-iair,
A ftraupe couiou:.ti o gooJ an evil,
A unt at tin."-, at liar a devil.
An uiico ru' r unco civil.
A? mils him tuaist,
Wi bugat iuiei or inning Jrire!,
To plt-ase h 9 L-te.
At times ye'll fiuJ Uim irjuJ'rin solely
On theme ue lofty : ie holy,
Wd tbiuk tUe i.iue o' oirili or foll
Wa 1 4ttKi h:s lace
Wi deeist, .Urkc-4 u-M.iacii.ly
Thrj' 11 i;iys.
Th-n, cnTI jm like. tsain h?ll seem
To aeek tb- r v.ifi cxtretue.
An1 Justice. Tnit-i or llouor ieem
U' 'iitle f rce.
If Uiej perohj.i.cc tthmtM interrene
To ctuck his course.
No woutl-r, ;hr;.i, tUc Holy Tt-irA
ShoniJ dec 01 th-.- question onco hartl,
E'en tho heM largely shared,
1' wiriiouTtf lore;
He seeurd the answer to rv.nrd
ll-yo;:d hi a pov'r.
For none this si le o Pow'r Divine,
Cat. that short iro leu: veil lefiue.
An1 tell us lio t;ie human iuiu
Tho various a? iiiuu.!il viu
Iiuects the tuau.
[For the Chronicle.]
BY B. BURGES.
Insulted Nrl'. aal !
hall Frcluiu'g sm.s. still ftuil. and gold.
To Southern u-l !.e tuiitty sold.
Suld 'n fur Full 'd sak?
Shall tkoa and ti easnre fi-jv.
As flow the rivers to the sea.
And ;Osr"r and lac the vrices le
For treason l.ase a'il low?
Shall at their I. hiding go
Oar nvied. aruiie. revenue.
Aud uot a Nonliri. beArt lr true
Iu Frethtoi!.1 hour u. a .-?
Sires of the North, arie !
As sleeps the aratauctie of suoirs,
OerwUeUD au.1 ciuail Ui.thtnkir foes,
OVrs helm, uo more to rise !
See jour sous in elitius.
See armed nord. u.-urp our jdains.
Our masters l:v--y, and tiieirs oar gains !
Lot Slavery l;rmdiug reigns.
Oh God ! 'le f..untof Lore !
Look on the (deeding, rokeu hearts.
For srhich tear ani-idden starts
Send justice iruui alioie !
Arise, and sh.ike the Liu.1 !
Compel the heartless here to feel,
lue e'eu the uenri. ei.ca?'u it. steel.
Unbare llij o ent hai..l !
Break thou the duu'd ' tie,
Tho" Ch irch and State ei force the lie;
"Cru.h out" .iespotic swav ! deny
1'ueir vovs as tLul)Beniy 1
ADAM BENNETT'S HEIRS.
Peacefu' anil beauuful Im a ond descr p
tion was'he face of Adam Cenueit, as In
lay dead in his inmse. Tlieie was none
of the agony of dea i; left tin his roun
tenance; t' ere vtere. indeed, none of the
agonies of lif- tluie, for his life had
much of pain, soin.w, and atigut h. ind
it would not have been sliange.. ntiw that
all his years ie added up. and the
sum of (hem ;-v there ill il.e coffin had
there been more apjnarauce of (he sorrow
of the past than of the joy into which
the hoped h had nteied. But it was
not to. for the 1 ght, as if f the beltel
country of gloiious lights, was on'i.is
forehead, am, the ou iu.e of his maiked
and strangely beau.iful features shone,
gleamed, lairly radia ed that p ndor
which we have sometimes read of as iu
dic&iifig lh cumpl le t.leisedness ol the
Adam Dennett ha i been a good man.
It were perhaps H well to add that Le
had been a great man. For greatness is
relatire, and, measured by ordinary
standards, i: is p..;bl- -hat he uiigM
liave been esteemed aa ordinary person
or even less ; but treasured by a soul
living for his fi-iiow mtn, living and la
boring for thrill, Ad in Bennett stood
bead and shoulders above even one in
the country around.
His bouse w as an oM sir "g'iinij farm
house built at different j eiiois. and in
diStrent styles, overgrown wiih a dark
mass of trees, underneath which tire
grass grew 1 n;, and rank and sleudei,
where jou could see the grass, for the
ground was mostly ccvertd with a tar
gled mass of roses and vines of various
sorts, which grewj-iiurii 10 wood in the
shade, but which blossomed luxuriantl
in the spring.
It was late spring when ihe o'd m .n
died. All the farmers in the neighbjt
hood were jui finishing their sprin.
work, and the brief sp ace of conipai ..
tive lehare which precedes harvest w.
approarhing, and to the old firmer can .
a period of lei-are which was cot al.o
ge in-r welcome at fir-t, but which, when j
he knew it was the lest he was requhtd
t take preparatory to the great jui-
, ue", seemed to lii til a space of calm ai:d
b!rsfdiics, ucli as lie had never bc
fire LiKiw n, -u-h as lie had nut dreamed
that this wurlii could tU"er. It would
have been t time of perfect and triumph
ant j'y 10 the good man, surveying the
iile 111 which he had slruled much,
uj'i ted much, and accomplished much,
and hulking into the life, where he was
confident his reward was awai.iuij him.
It v.as this :
In h s you li he l.a 1 loved an I mar
lied, anil lost and buried a youn, re ti
tle, and lovely wife, whoe uiemoiy nev
er fniled to biers the twilight ol every
day from her burial, un.il the 'ul twi
.ight, the dimness of :lie eyes, and the
fading i'f the earilihgh! which prece.led
Lis death. JSl.e 1 fi him one c .il.!, a ton;
like his 1110 In r, in his ciiildhoo !, more
like her in his bo hood, mid dearer than
words cap i xpress to the hear: of the
trong man on whose breast he lav lorj
Ii has been said that the children of
ood men turn out the oflencsl to be
iheme;es unworihy. It i- not so. but
he lew instances of this kind are so
sinking, ani! causes so much observa
lion and pity, and rtmark, that me;, hai e
got lo speafcmtr ol tliem as illustrations ;
of the rui" instead of exception . j
As he grew older, the boy George, j
10 be d'sobedieut, thoughtless and !
o " I
reckless. Een in the early years ot j
school life, he was the leader of .l.e
worst buys of the village ; and not un-
Irei.uentiy his father's heart was wrun '
with pain at the reports of his juter.ile ,
iu unities. But when he was twenty
years ohl he disappeared from home,
nor could all the exeriious ol his father
and ol die en ire community pievai! io
ascertain hi i whereabouts ; and the old
man, prt-ma'urelv old, though in ihe
prime ol lit", mourned for his lost boy in
.miiKerab e grief. ;
Year ptss. J. a.rt lb - wan lererranie
not. Tin- old farm house grew old. r ;
the li ees grew over it ; t Ik-rose ran riot, '
and gre tu o wil i m isse ol unculti a- j
ted b.auiy; the moss gathered on the
about the spring, the robin, that
had built for yers on th. old apple lree.
ceased to retuin. having doubdess, died
in another land ; and the old man went
ivboul his labor, hither and thither overi
his farm, with slow feetile steps, won-
deling whether l.i-boy was dead or alive, i
hom. less or happy, ou:cast or clothed
mid loved; and so the time approached ;
steadily, calmly and peacefully, v. hen I
he nius depart and leave a world
broad, boundless world with the wan
der r still in it, without a mother ; hi
(rem led when he added, without a Gi.d!
He had been ill a week nearly iwt.
weeks and au evening ot unusual quiet
and lustrous beauty of moou and stars
was com tig down on the-country side. j
Ile lay in his on large loom, with thj
doors and windows opeii, and as he lay
he could loo. out and down towaids the
church ard church yard, win re lav the
wile of his bosom, w ho had imw slept ,
for over iliir y years iu the vi'Ugt- burial
ground. "And as he looked, the though:
of meeting htr again took possess-on oi
h h whole soul ; and he grew not onh
calm, but happy -Old exultant, and broke
out into a song of rejoicing, the words
ol which had been favorite words wi.h
her. the dead wife. And while he sang,
t:ie e came dow n the road iw per -ens,
a man leading by the ban I a child ; the
man w alktd feebly and wiihpain. the child
occasionally hfiing her eyes to l.is lace
and apparently encouraging- him. Tii
ohl mau did not cease to sing, ami as ihe
sirangers ap, loaehed tilt: house, he
voice, clear and distinct, floated on the
night air, and seemed, broken though i
was, to be musical, and sjfl as the iicjoii
light. The two who were d awi lg neai
suddenly paused as lliey heard ilia
voice, and the words fell ou Mieireai
with sin prising distinctness :
ilirtMi:h sorrow's tii.Iit.and danger's path,
Alui'l the th?ckelitli jtl luni.
We s-d. tiers of at. injured King
Are inarching to the toinu."
The chill fell ti.e ita.id which held
her own suddenly tighten. the looked
up, and saw that the ftice of her com
panion was pale ashy in the moon
a. line, and she stopped suddenly and
said, You are ill, father '"
"Whose voice was t .at ?" a-1 ed the
sick old man, iu his room. For the
child's voice had penetrated the thicket
which sui rounded the house.
No one could reply, foi noons had sl- n
the approach of the strangers. The mau
did not notice the cliiid's voice or ques
tion. but standing for a mom. i.t silen
gazing into the mass of trees and flow
ers wh ch skirted the roadside and shut
in ihe view d tlie oil house, and then
staggering a few steps further on, grasp
ed feebly al the bars of the gate, and
"ailing to take hold of them, fell heavily
on the ground.
A child"- s irill rrv oi distress star. led
the inhabitants of the lit use, an J rudi-
ing out in'o the road they found a man
iini --n ne sai l, in a Broken
voice, lull of anguish, pt nitence, and
woe, J'alhel falhi r my child An
drew nie forgive III v father! andhestrai rht-
t iling his tall loi m suddenly, and com
Hessed his lira s ligidlv, and his arms
fell, one on aeh i ide, and his hands
wen- eh-nciied and then relaxing, and a
swiii tremor passed th lough his frame,
and remit ting abou: his lip after all eke
was hushed, and ihe son lay dead in
I e old doorway, wi ll his face turned up
to the s:ars that shone on him in (he
long years, a child playing efoie his
fa .tier on the same ol I dor stone,
A-id now Adam B.-nnt-:: was lea 1" lo
be g me. T.ie ins tnt li it he saw his
,jl.ila s.m. an I tn-w lint the w 01 ! 1 r.-
iu!:.-r ,; aiued i im as a wan lerer over
jls inhospitable surface. Iih was re i ly
, dep.tr , and anxious to be away. Ti.is
Wiis ,le impulsive thought ; bu. be
rocks fre the dead son was buried by his mo h
,r l)le oj mM 3jn.,n lls b-.J, h id
, altled to love Xnnie Bennett, his
g,a.child. and 10 grow anxious for iiie,
n.lL )c mjhl (-vo!e time to her. Du
ri,1;r the lew Weeks that he lived aflei
lll4t n;rh. uf sorrO T) lls wh,, he;irl
TeW ,olu, child; an I al hough he w .s
now conVnt u, depart, and his desire
w. s U)Wiirds t,e o her ani better coun-
1 ing in the du.-;t, and a child ten 01
twe ve ytars with her arms around him,
weapin bitterly, and exviling hei
strengih to lift him, while she alternate
ly subbed and caHed him lather, and
begged him to rise.
The' brought him in and laid him on
the porch in the doorway, and he bieath
ed lor a litile lime heavily, and moaned
once ; while the child constantly wept
an I begged him to wake to speak to
The old man grew violently excited
a the soun Is of the child's voice came
ieio his room, and at K-ng;h bade them
lift him to the door.
He siood there, with his white looks
streaming abou' his face, on iii-:h the
iiifonliglil trembled and gl -ained through
the Tees ; and a white sheet wrapped
ar mud his foini g ive him a wierd uu-
ar;ldy aspect. H.r looked down at the
ti-ute of the man, and the upturned fa.
of the chilil, who was aed in silence
by (his strange apparition, and at this
moment the s. ranger opened his ejes.
There wa:i a visible shudder passing
through his body, and his gaze for an
instant clung wildly to the ee of the old
man il.e thri.ling, piercing, agonizing
I... i ,i
he still ii d much fear and anxiety
about '.he child, and he sought advice
l mm his p ts or and friend, the old del
gyman. and every preparation that was
possible for her iienetit, thus to be alone
iu the woild.
The old farmer was wealthy for a
farmer, and hi- broad lauds were loca-
U;j witre a few v-ars pron ised to make
ihtm ol iloubic or tr.-ble value, from the
s.eady ajiproach of the growing ciiy.
He made a will, giving his projierlv to a
l,ilt,er, with whom he had not beer, on
good terms lor many years, or rather, it
should be said, who had .lot bten on
good terms with him ; for Adam was too
gt ntle to retain a thought of argt r, ami
had t-vec desired thus in dying to leave
his still estranged brother the evidt nc
of his love. But r.ow he changed his
will, and gave his entire property to
Annie. Ids grandchild, and made the
eh-rgyman her guardian, who, with the
Id Judge his neighbor, were to be ex
ecu ois of his will. And when all was
at ranged, his wid w::s executed, and in
the presence of the same witnesses he
desiioyt d the old will.
And having arranged all this, the old
nifli went quietly to l.is rest. There
was no one with him but Annie and "he
old servants when he died, lie called
i.r up in the night time from her 1 gin
lumber which the always look in his
room ; and when she crept up to bis
lied and saw ihe pallor of his coun e
nai.ce r minding her of that which pre
ceded her father's death she threw her
a ins aOout his ueck and pressed her
cli'tk close to his; and with the light
clasp closed around him the old man
s:ep, dreaming of the clasping arms
of Lis beloved wife, and woke in her
evt n years passed swiftly away with
Annie B. uneit in the parsonage, and she
had grown into rare and pt rfect beauty.
The good paster was. well worthy the
charge he had undertaken, ami had weli
performed his duiy. She was as gentle
hs beaudful, and the v.'hole country was
full of her praise.
Wealth and beauty togt ther a-e sel
dom likely to fail in gaiiiing admiration;
but the throng of suitors who surrounded
her, after the pastor permitted her to
receive guests in his house, met poor
ieiieuum mi uv I1UIU li.T tllllVCrsai klllU"
ness and gentleness. No one could feel
himself iu any way distinguished above;
his fell: s and n-'iie dared say he h id
more ol her -miles than another j
j Ju i-e Moitun. the other executor oi ,
the will of Adam Bennett, had a son,
j who Was sent to college at just about the!
I period of thi ohl man's death, and al-
lliougli he was al home occasionally
during his four years al Princeton, he
never saw Annie lietinelt. Immediaiely
alter graduating he was sent to travel in
Fur pc, ami becoming enamored of lite
in one of the universities, he had re
mained ihur. for several winters ; and
great was the wonder expressed in the
v.llage at ids quiet and comical letters
describing tlie raw beefsteaks, :nd a
raw brandy, which, if he were serious.
loimed the nixin support of life in Hei
deiuerg. Tii bro'her of Adam Bennett al-o hail
a s..n. whom he had educated with the
u urns' care and exjx use, and who was
now a student at law iu the neiglr orin
city, and one of the mo t deioted suiiors
lor Annie's favor For some reason she
w..u!d nt ixphiin, perhaps she coul i
not. she had a great dislike, amount ng
eteti to avt r-ion f.ir her chumii John. I
was not his personal appearance, for he
was lemarkably elegant and manly in
f nil and feature. But th lewasdoubt
les an intuiiive knowledge of his real
charac'it-i, and au involuntary dislike to
the bad heart which he concealed under
a smi'ing and affable manner.
A pleasant party was gotten up one
summer morning for a pic nic on the
niouuiaiit, and ihe day massed off with
tlie act-u-tomed amount of merriment and
gaiety. Towards evenin a muttering
of d:s ant thunder warned them burnt -
ward, ami there was a swift galherin lo
t i t carriages and hoots, and the paiiy
listened away as rapidly as tliey could
procuie seats in ine conveyances. Annie
Bennett was on hor-c back, and, accept
;ng a procured hand, s-ie sprang into the
sii l lie an 1 hastoni-d down tlie road it a
'""a o " 'I'-:",! wai ing for ihe gentlemen
to iiio.int, who were : er guardians for
I. u- lime u leaving them lo follow as
tiiey migl t.
She n ached a place where the road
for a m tie or more rati along the creek,
flowing swiftly au I d- ep under high
banks, and was coii-iderably in advance
o John Bennett, who led the yotingm.-n
that were following her on ll. ir horses,
v.iii-u a su ! Jen , blinding flash of ligl t
ning started her hor.se intt fury, and a:
a seeon I flash no les vivid, he sprang
over the bank in o the rushing stream.
A cry of horror broke from the crow 1
of pursuers wiio came up on the ins. ani ;
but no one of them veil ured ino ihe
fl.Mij to save the girl, whose horse was
seen bre sting the current while she was
no here visible.
Wiiiiu the stupt-Ged men were gazing
at out another and into the stream, tin y
suddenly perceived a m in urging a splen
did horse al a furious pace down the
road which nil aleng the opposhe bank
of ihe s. renin. Wheil he ref died a point
near V o posite lo liieiu he rode down the
bank, and plutiged into the w- er. All
this had pasted in a moment, and the
nix. instant thev saw the s'ranger quit
his Im se, and strike ou' boldly for a
point in the stream where a mass oi
cl.iiliing indicated thai he would find the
object ol his search ; and in a few min
uteti he stood on the bank bearing the
senseless form of the most beautiful girl
his eyes had ever seen. Resigning h r
to the care of her acquaintances, and
wi.hou u lenng an au liol word, he
can: hi his horse which had clossed the
.-tieam with him spiang on him, and
w as out of sight in a lew moments, riding
ifu.. ously down the road. Those who
jsart hitu, soaked, m ddy, and hath-ss
his long hair over his eves and matu-u
on his lace- -would hardly recognize him
agaiu it they met l.im in decent dress,
Gieat was the astonishment of th
lamtly of Judge Moron when William.
wi.o had ai rived al home only the day
previous; returned fioni l.is af.ernooti
ride in such condition, and greater sull
when he imposed strict secrtcy on all. ou
cerning his adventtir-. Il was not diffi
cult to asceilain who Was the lady he hd
rescued, for ih whole villf g; and coun
j tty rang with the story of Ihe unknown
rescu. r, and nothing complimentary to
John Bennett or l.is companions were ad
ded to the account. On the contrary, it
whs frankly stated, muchtoth-ir discred
jit, that Annie Bennett would have
drowned but foi the boldness of the
stranger, who was described as a com
mon looking, gaunt ill visaged fellow,
whose sudden appearance and departure
were not to his credit.
It is no' possible within the limits of
this story to describe the growth of love
bet een William Morten and Annie Ben
nett, lie "was such a man as she never
before seen far above the herd by whom
w as sunounded ; accomplished, j
learned, di-nified, while he was at the
me lime the soul ef kindness ami g-n-1
Ti.e instant that this love became ap
j parent, o strangers, John Bennett, con
l vineed fiat his own prospects ol success
with his cousin el e gone, began iocon
. si.ler the po-sil.h:y of 1 '"ing seige to her
fortune in some other way.
mii"V anJ Ji- J "bout ten years previous
Morton, the younger, had hfccr.ie
' Who was her nio her ?' had been a
question of i en put. lo Annie B -nnetl by
others, still more frequently by herse f,
bu hitherto unan-ueied. .She hail, itis
true, dim recoliec.ions, indistinct memo
ries of a distant country, of strange
set lies, ol a childhood which had for its
com j. anion and guide a Leau'iful ai d be
nevolent nurse, whom in hei uncertain
visions of (he past she cal'e ; mother.'
She had drtanis that were more clear
and vivid. But dreams, visions, and
memories, alike lailed lo locale the pi ice
where hi r childhood passed, or to name
..r describe her mother.
John Bennett made a discovery. It
was his forte, lie was o' no value as a
law clerk oi student, but he was given to
finding flaws in items which he could
make pecuniarily Valuable by buying up
claims of which owners did not know the
lie found a flaw in the execution of
Adam Bennett s will. Slight indeed :is
it appeared al first, but f ilal lo the pro
bate ami lo the will as il proved to be on
elimination. Iu fact the will waswoith
less under our slaiutes which are cleat
and remarkably stem on the subject ol
a-il wills, and the properly must descend
to the heir in law of the old man, as if
no will exis ed. The hi ir was clearly
enough, Annie, but where whs the evi
dence of her paternity? l! consisted
wholly in the scene at the iiue ol her
faditr's death, and there w .s no legal ev
idence there on which to hang a claim as
grandchild and heir-in-law.
Hence there was li.ile hope of resisting
the claim now set up by the bro'her of
Ada u Btnnett, and when at this period
I w..s introduced to the parties, I found
il impossible to afford them any encour
agement, deeply as I became interested
in Miss Benne!'. and her cause. My sug
gestion of a settlement was met by Jud e
Moron and his son with a decided refu
sa , they asserting that the proofs of her
birth were of ten -fold mure value to diem
linn her property.
Tin- prospect wa- as t'ark for a defence
as is olten known in a lawyer s ofiice,
an 1 when, alt' r exhausting fur iiig.-nui
ty for dtlays, it- were at leiigdi driven
to trial and defeat, we had a litll of ex
ceptions long enough lo occupy appelate
courts for a short life-time, whil; we did
nol slacken our exertion-' to tiace the
footsteps of the wandering son of Adam
Bennett. In this search no labor or ex
pense was spared, and ultimate success
rewarded us 'ully.
It was no easy matter to follow the
steps of the truant boy, especially after
the lapse of so m my years. But we
loi-ntl him al the very s art shipped on a
vessel which traded regularly with Ger
many for a lo g period, and we found
that after the lapse of several yeais, he
left i he ship the other side of the big
The ship-owner in whose employment
he sailed, was in m ny respects a singu
lar man, and . ne of his peculiarilit s en
si -led in a devotion to statistics, which
led him to keep a record of every passen
ger, deck or cabin, that had ever crossed
ttie ocean in one of his vessels. It was
by means of this record that we learned
that the boy, now grown to a oung man,
h id crossed the sta, but in the cabin iu
s cad of before ihe mast, and al a period
some years later than his sailor life.
S.ill no trace t! his marriage could b
found. But a shaip clerk out in einj loy
had observ. d that in the same vessel
that brought him lo America, there came
as cabin passtnger, a German gentlemi ii
and his two daughters. The clerk re
solved in his own mind the probable re
sults of a long passage on ship board
with young ladies in company, and,
wi lt our permission, though we laughed
at the feible foundation of his notions he
pursued the plan of search he had laid.
Arguing that a German clergjtnan
would be most likely to be app ietl to,
undi r the ciicumstances, to marry theta,
he obtained wi.hout diuiculty a list of
the German clergy. Protestant, and Ro
man Catholic, at this time in the city,
and then hunted them down, mau by
man. As each faikd to aid him, and
his list grew smaller, instead of being
discouraged he was only the more san
guine of his near approach to the discov
ery ; and at length had but one man to
look for, and he was conGJrnt that this
one would solve the mystery.
Two years passed before he obtained
inteiligt nee of this person, who was a
pour Lutheran ek rgt ir.tin. and who, it at
leng'h appeared had ret ni nod to Ger-
much interested in young Stephenson a
'search, and had imbibed f.ith in its suit-
ess. We ridiculed the idea of wasting
money, on its prosecution ; but he deter-
so to do, and authorized Stephen
son o go to Gel main, and hunt up the
dead pastors's note book? and memoran
I pass over the particulars of his ex
amination. Tj our astonishment he was
perfectly successful. He not only ascer
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ta.rt d tne date and place of the marn
age. and the names of the witnesses pres -
ent, but In: ascertained the nam of the
oiioe, anu tne umee tit net lestaetiue in
Gel many and he forthwith stt out to
seek her family. None reniuint d but an
uncle, who told them their whole h story.
His brothel w is a learned man, but nol
rich, and had en igrated, hoping for bet
ter success in America. On ship boar
his elder laughter. Meta, had met an
American, whom she loved, and. on
reaching New York, married. The. en
tire family went to the Wesl, and here,
af'er the lapse of five years, Meta died,
leaving her child to her husband and sis
'er. Another year passed and the two
sisters were lying side by side in the dust
ol a strange land. From that time the
uncle could tell nothing of Mela's hus
bttnd. His brother ll e old man, was liv
ing, very poor, earning a precarious live
lihood by teaching iu the cit to which
he had re urn. d.
Great-wtis the as.otiislimeni. great the
incredulity of the people of . when it
was announced thai the :: ran 1 father oi
Annie B nnetl was comirg t" si e and
claim hei. The story changed and
magnified from lip to lip, so iha' ii sa
int length made to include her moiher,
j and sorre half dozen relatives on die m t
j u-rn-tl siJ.., and all of whom were sum
i moned up by the weak and weary old
m in, who accompanied me to the village
! to t ,i grand dauglitei, wnom he fully
; expi c ed lo cla-p in his ai ni- and lake n
i his kne -, as he did ihe day her mother
; died. Tin- old man vitas not prepared
i for ihe vision of beauty which broke on
hi- sight when he resched the old par
; son ige. It was a resurrection from the
grave. I; was Meta, ti.e chili ol his
love, the image of one that lay on his
breast, lovingly, confidingly, in the long
gone ye-is of Fatherland. He paused
and trembled before he dared address
h r, and she stood wai ing his approach
and not understanding his del i'. At
length he utlertd ome words in a bio
ken voice and a foreign tongue and
readied out his arms to her. She sprang
into them, and replied in the same lan
; guage, and tile old man held her on his
; heart. The astonishment of the bvstan-
! i u - -i,i i.'
ders may be imagined at hearing her
i converse in a language which no one had
t heard her use before, and which she
was totally unawats of her ability t
j speak. But the memories of her child
l hood now returned with vividness and
j clearness, ai:d with the aid of the good
i old man's suggestions she leculled eve
! r thing, even to the death of h-. r moth
1 ln.r iKintnir t i h.tr ft. i..1v..ll u-..rd.
I ",P, - - . i'i . i
litis sioiv is told. A new Inal. on
Ihe ground of new testimony, and a dif
fere nl verdict from the former, were now
almost a matt r of course. The old mau
found himself transformed into the grand
father nndpiotcclor of a wealthy heiress;
and no longer the poor German teacher,
wandering from door to door.
Morion and out client were married
within a few weeks after the discovery
of the grandfather.
An occurrence which took place a few
weeks tf'.er the marriage, enhanced the
bitterness of the Controveoy between the
two branches of ihe family . Mor'on had
on that morning communicated lo his
wife for the first time, ihe fact that he
was the unknown leseuer, and with many
a laugh at the de-cripiion of his uncou h
appearand, which bad been circulated
al the lime of the occurrence, they lode
togethtr lo view the spot where the res
cue had taken place.
John Bennett's evil genius hd led
nir.i along the same road, at the moment
that Norton and his Wife had tii -in oil n
led and were looking at the dark flow of
the freara. Bennett was essentially a
blackguard, ami it appeared perfectly
natuia! for him to pause, and invent in
sult ng language and insinuations, to pro
voke the anger of his opponents. Unfor
tunately lor him, it was equili'y na ural
for Morton to resent an insult on the spot;
aud Johu Bennett was never able to ex
plain by what process he was transferred
from the back of his hor- e lo the bed ol
ihe river. The next instant Morton was
obliged lo plunge in and rescue the pool
wretch, who cou'd not swim n stroke,
and who would have inevitable bttn in
j suied against the gr.H jw-t he ruerriicd if
his enemy had not been generous enough
1 1 save him.
Hence ensued a complaint for assault
and battery, which was tried al the fol
i lowing court of Sessions. Never was a
greater crowd in a court room. Al!
atuicipated fun, and they had it to their
heart' eontent. John Derr.ett wa the
sole witness for the prost cuuon, and he
actually lieid so much, that all the htsi
mined tation as to our course in the defense van"
ished at once, and we went into it con
Our theory to the jury was that John
Bennett had often threatened vengence
. on Morton as bis snri-.-ssl'iil rival - and
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i tllls we proved by a dozen witnesses.
. T,itn tb;t
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.Morton, who nob y rescued h m; and
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iliis we proved by a fortunate nasserbv.
a farmer, who haj seen Morton pl inge
o . J
j into the rescue, but woo was utterly
blind to all previous occurrences by a
bi nd in the road. Then we demolished
John Bennett's character piece meal by
piece, till we did not leave him a mg to
cover his hideous moral deformity. Wit
nesses fairly crowded forward volunteer
ing to aid us in this part of our defense;
and wheu we had whitewashed Morton
as quiet, calm, gentle, unoffending in
point of fact, a rather soft and mi'k and
water sort of character -.e let the jurr
consider the c se, which they di 1 with
out leaving their seats. John Bennett
has never been seen in the village since
that day. T e old German teacher has
grown marvellously old, and miy bo
etn any pleasant .lay v alking round the
old farm house, which still stands ; and
following him, you will gen rally see two
oi three glorious eyed children, who rro
hkcly to be Adam Bennett's heirs.
Anil in still and ca m nighls, when
ihe moon lies on the western horizon,
leaving the world in that dark gloom
which is more solemn 'dian is the night
when the stars are aioi e in such nights
the country people fauy there are ghosts
around the old house. They say a man
pale, gha-il. an i unti''erabty sad, peer
through the bars of the ol 1 gate, an 1
looks long ugly for admission to the vine
clad p rch, .vhere sits ia calm and quiet
, dignity, in old and weary but stately
j man, who sees not ho w isid rer at the
j gate, but whose s'e i if ist g-iz- is beyond
j the tars, and who sorae'iraes gi es ul-
j lerance to the words and n tes of a bravtj
I ud psalm.
The inhabitants within the old house
heed nothing oil these : lie ales, but sleep
all the long nigius: and Annie Morton,
(he matron, sometimes drtams of an an
gel moiher, a d olten of a noble old man,
the father of her father, who bends over
hi r as she sleeps.
[From the San Francisco Wide West.]
BIDDY MALONEY'S CAT.
Matthew Maloney, better known by
the boys at the mill as "Father Mat," on
returning from woik one evening, was
met at the gate by Biddy, his be ter
half, in a high "tale of excitement.
"Mat," says she, "there's a strange
! cat in the cabin."
'-Cast her out thin, an don't be both
i erin' mf about the naste."
j "Faix, and' I've been sthrivin to do
I that same for the matter of tin rainiis
! past, but she's list beyant me ra;he, f-e
r J J
hint the big rid chist in the corner. Wil!
yez be afther helpin' uie to dhrive her
"To be sure I will, bad luck lo the
consate she has for me house; show her
to me, Biddy, till I tache hei the rispici
that's due a man in his own house lo be
takin' possession widuut as much as hy
yi r lave, the thafe o' the world !'
Now Mat bad a special antipathy for
cats, aud never let pascai opportunity to
k 11 one. This he resolved to do ia tho
present case, and instantly formed a pian
for the purpose. Perceiving but ono
mode of egre-s, for thu animal, he says
"Have ytz iver a mile bag in the
house, io darling ?"
Divil a wan is ther, Mat. Yel tuk
it to t''e mill wid yez to bring home chips
wid, this morniu'."
Fa.X. an" I did. and there it isyit,
tiiin. Weil, have ytz n.rhing at all in
tne houe dial wilt tie uplia bttg1, kid
"Troth, an' I have. Mat ; there's ose
Sunday piuico;i ye can dhraw the
strings close at the top, an sute it will
tlo betther uor le'tin' the cat be livin'
"iiiddy ilariint, yezajevre! toe titipk
iu' o that same : be afther bringin' it tt
Biddy brought the garment, ani wh-jrt
the strings were drawn close it mu'c tt
very good substitute for the mea! bag
and Mat declared il was "tih'trant."
So holding it close against the ct'g? ef
the chest, he took a lock behind and -Ar
a pair of bright eye gbi irg at hir.f.
"An is it there e aie, yc devil ? ;c
out o' that, now ; bad luck It) ail JrH
ye thavin' vsgabotic yc Be;iul,!Uv J'
wou't lave mr hottsi t'aiit kt it'.l .d tr
lite aiin t Yer stlf-will baffi piV i'i
tirely. Biddy, hae v y ln, a t
in the hotm t"
"Vis, I've aplttitj, Mm; tfct Ujket.
tie's full uv it;'
ufthrr U mitar f
quart thin behind the chist, till I say how
the shay divil likes it."
'Hould 'im close, .Mat; here goes tha
Dash went the water and out jumped
the animal into Mat's trap.
"Arrah be the holy poker, I have Im
in, Biddy," ays Mat, drawing cIoe the
foldu of the garment ; "now bad cess to
yez, ye thafe, it's nine lives ye hive, is
it? Be afher axin' me forgiveness for
the thavin yehave bin doin' ia me house,
for I'm thinkin' the nine lives ye have
won't save ye now, any way. Biddy,
saize hou!t of the poker m;T whin I'll
shoulder the hayihen ye'll bate the day
ligh's out of :im."
M it thew. the bundle over his should
er, and to! 1 Biddy to play "St. Pafrirk's
day in the morning" on it. Biddy struck
about three notes of thai popular Irish
air, and suddenly stopped, ex-laimed
-What smills so quaie. Mat ? It's
takin' me brith away wid the power ur
it. Oc'n murther Ma., sure an ye have
the divil in the sack."
"Bate the old h iythcn f!iin; yez 'ill
niver have a betther cii ince. Bate the
horns off 'im ; lather 'im lue blues, roe
"Augb !" says id ly, I'm frintv."
wid the power uv 'im. Ca;t 'im o:?yes
"I lowly St. Pather !'" sirs Mat. throw
ing down the sack ; "li 1 ly. the b- e is
a pole cat ! Lave the h ase or yi 'id
be kilt intirely. Merthr and mrf. ho
the haythen smills. Ocn. MMv Malo
j ney. a purty kittle o' fish yez mi. le of it,
I to be sure, to bo miuakin' thit little Jiv
i il for a harrumless cat."
I "Mat, for the love o' (Jol, yez con
; venient to the door, be afther of enin it,
for I'm narely choked wid 'ira. Ocb,
j r-idtly Maloney, bad luck to yez f jr icv
; in" ould liel nd. to b-; muUiicrtd ia this
way. i lowly M iry, pertict me ! Mai,
I'm clane kilt entirely take me out o
Mat drew her out doors and then broke
for the pump like a quarter-horse, close
ly followed by Biddy.
"Share, that little viilian bates the
divil infir-ly : he's ruined me house, aa
kilt Biddy, an put me out o' consate wid
mestif for a mont'i to come. Och, the
desaivin' vagabone. b-td luck to ' m,"
and M it plunged his head into the horse -trough
up to ! is shoulders.
"Get out o' that, Mat, I'm narely
blind." and Biddy went under ihe water.
"Och, the murtherin baste," says Bid
dy sputtering the water out of her mouth,
'me best pitticoat is spoilt intirely. Mm
Maloney, divil a trap will I ivei help yez
sit for a cal again."
"Don't throuble yersilf, Mistress Ma
loney ; ye've played the divil as if is.
Niver fear me axin' a hap'orth o' yer
a-sirtance. It's a nathVal fool ye are.
to be takin a baste uv a pjle-cat for a
Ma; aad Biddy went cautiously back
to the 'cabin, from which the offensive
qua.drnped had taken his departure.
Things wsie turned on; of doors, Biddy's
petiticoat buried, the bed, which fortu
nately escnped, moved to a near neigh,
bor's, the stove moved outside. :md ior
a week they kept bouse out of dojrs, by
which time, by dint of scrubbing, wash,
ing and a ring, the hou se w is ren lered
once more habitable, bu' neither Mm or
Biddy have forgotten the "strnnge ca-'
BIDDY MALONEY'S CAT. A LAWYER IN A TREADMILL.
Mr. Carden, be . .M y !a vtr re
cently convicted in IreUa 1 of r .it!vf)l
ed abduction wa-, tnitu-jtsttly ai'ur
bis sentence, attired ia the Jomm . jai;
dress, his head shavon, .n j. itt ws set
upon tlie treadmill for i'. tjs ia! pj
time. He is locked up it -six Mer; re v
ning, and rise in the ino;.ii. j m six.
He is, however, i:lewj 1 an o.ltrri ce'l to
hi.n -elf ; his serv&iil m ui atten U him,
find he is penaivtcd to supply hissed
wi.h food. lie g.k ait -he. 'tv.a Iwfai
ten o'clock, and remains Oikit-. at lt
ritii ihe u-ual en uo.if to,
'Fas Mk tk .A Va.Ut -Tut; ,V1
der.ee Jovrnai, sajn ht " '.he Wriij
about new idsccniriri of kfoli !a ii
Gadslon ptitchs3 hi tumid vtai M w
slated Bom nlonia tijja they wriiild, V
be nierC falmc.uicnit . 'f Ks-it) fvpvirta
canic tire'. f-orij W.tfvtrdAJ bA. to M
who Itad 6V.. r rt eh U U 0Uft h
il-stcoie-ita Wct ti s' 'b$$ ftkl.sti, thafj
tttov iW yi(kfi vtOiVo.'tnJ ry venst
ctii who b4t Vi5Tr thef, d suy.
tf'" 'g S?artJ fcHtt.! fa rvinnitt: lK
tiee, m i( foy. n Jt4hici of whieH
rUt4jvU fiiv.j.1 HvhiRj ka v ham ift
iJVit U hu.Aiiidy fea.stt wbiolj. oo
i.u; thittHv,i &4 honeM partake,
it ts iwtsib'ra. fo miv dUboaett otij
i,x fa jovt a for a hypocrite to to
As the lowly cedar ia green vhwuH.
m t,he barrennen of winter, so shall th
(.'urin'.ian aUae fiaarish aicid the winta
o( death, and blooi'a ia iajtaortality.