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Jtutes ol' Atl vcitisliig.
Ono uure, (12 lints or h its,) one ii'rtion,....T0
One square, e:n h euba-ijucut iuiirtioii,
On ii'iuare, (12 lints or Its?,) one year
One square, " " fix m-nths, 5,60
Ono .".inure, 44 " thrco ' 30O
One C'dninn, one year, , 50,0(1
Ono Column, hit uuntli, 2.",00
tine Cdiiinn, three months, 20,00
ll.ilf do one ymr 33,09
One pr. do do d 20.0Q
f all kinds, imludiii
AVarranfre Iee4 Hill Heads,
Qtlit Claim I)eedi, Uluhk Noted,
Chattel Jlortjraxed, I Llauk Kcevijt.,
Land Contract, .clioul Certilleatci",. . . .
ll'.nds, (all kinds) j School lteportd
Executions .Marriage Ctrtifiiute.,. .
.Mwaya to bo found for sale as aboc
V WEEKLY JOURNAL.
PlBLI?UEt EVEHY FRIDAY MORXIXtt,
Uy T. It. HAKIUfcOX,
i r hi
On Dollar per year iu Advance.
OiiO dollar uiul fifty cmti if not paid iu six mouth?
j on no uk.
Vlaiu, Puncy, Ornamental, (iu Colors or nt,)
executed with ueatnees ami despatch, ut tiU office
VAN BUKEN COUNTY OFFICERS.
& 1L BLACK MAN,
Register, of led, Attorney at Law, and Notary
l'Ubli, will atf mi to the bHsiuess ol Convey
ancing, drawing Bfreements, applications for
crouttiy lands, Willi, kc. the purchase and sale
f real estate, payment of taxes, examination of
titles and the compromising of conlUcting' titles,
tc. Oflico in tho Court House. 6 ly
A. W. NAISZT,
fudgo of Trobute, and Notary Public, Van Daren
Co. Conveyancing and other business pertain
ing to said otliccB promptly attended to. Will
also attend to the. uurchano and eale of Rl
f'atate, Eianiininfj Title., paying Taxes, pro
curing JU inity Land Warrants, &c. Othco in
the Court House. 2d door on the right. 1)4.
Atlorney, Solicitor and Counselor at Law. Prone
cuting Attorney, aiul Circuit Court Commissioner
for fa County of Vau Eurcu, Bounty Land and
Pension Agent. Contracts drawn, and collect
ing promptly attended to.
PflUciu the Court House. 1 19-tf.
Paw Paw, .... Michigan.
County Treasurer, Van Burcn County, Notary Fub
lic, tfru., will vttesd to tlio porchao and sale of
Real Estate, examining titles, paying Taxes, pro
curing liounty Land WarranU, St. Office in
the Court IIou..c. 4-ly,
T. It. IIAHHISO.V,
1,'iin. Fancy, .T', Xewy and Ornamental Printer
Handbill, Posters, Curd, Rail Tickt ts, de. fp-o-lily
and quickly executed with neatness and ili.
pafcdi. All order respectfully solicited. Price
moderate NuiuiiKKStH Unlet north side ol
main at roe t, Paw Paw.
n. r. uti:ui:s co.,
Jtfaler.s in Groceries and l'rovi.iou, Fih, Fruit,
IN'nts, Faints, Oils, Yankee Notion, Wno ton,
Willow and Stone Ware, Confectionery, Cignrs,
Druif. and M o' U i no,, R oks and Stationary,
puro Liquor. for Medicinal und'Alochunh'al pur
poses etc., etc. -1y I
S. C tilMMKS, 10 A. .Mno.W
r. v. sixlick,
ltnbr in Dry ComIs. (!ric ta.s JJraly Made Clo
thing, Roots and Sho-, II.it.; and Caj'S. tiood
8ld h. Hi5 loweft figure, all kinds of produce
taken in exchange. Store one door west of 1!.
Smith A t.'o'ii. Flcu.-t g:Vu me a ea.ll.
I'.-.v IVr.v, I.V. Mi.h.
IIL.MtY 1.1 CIM,
Maniifactnrcr ol and dealer in Winsor Cottaoard
ean" OJt chairs. Turning, repairing, Ac. '.-v
cne 1 or, xIiArt notice. Stone li it: for su'c uid
.(nstanriy on band. Shop opposite the Mt.tho
di.st Clr.iroh, tu the new cabinet tdiop.
I'.uv P.iw. July :;ci, 1537. l.'Oly
tiii: city stohi:
"ppo.-ilo tho Court Hoiiric, iu Vw 'nw, may bi
louii I ft good asso.'finont of Horns A .-'iioi:, man
ufjotnre I to .mit tne trade and warranted to .-uif.
Al-, a hou-tt .-election of Fvmh.y ii:o kimi:s for
alo ihcjp ly T. A. ORANtiCU,
l.'i.'-ly. A. .1. SOUTORK.
12 lit r I'LL It V C:o.,
Wh dtsale and Retail dealer in American, l'n?-li-.li
and Herman Hardware; also. Iron. Nail
and fJla.J; Cooking. Parlor and l!o Stoe,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Ware. Those n i-.lt-ing
to trade will pleas jrive ns a call before pur
tlu.dn elsewhere liO. Paw Paw, Mich.
o. r. c;orto,
Dealer iu Crockery, (11a and China-ware, Paper
Hins'irg-. AVindow Shades and Curtains, Oit
bry. .Jewtdr, Yinikee Notion-:. St. .tie and I!:i-t-ern,
Ware, Ac, North side of Main ?t. first
doer wcV of 1). i. Rutler A Cos., Hardware
S--re. 1 ir-ir.
C. M. ODKLL, M 1).
Homeopathic PhvsieUn. Sanxou cn'ist. and
ObsUtrieiun. He may at all tirnc bt found at
n;s uona uco on Hie comer ot imi?
Puw ht.dirietly eouth f Chas. Sellick'n.
M. r. ALLL
Vlanufacturor of end dealer in a1.! k;nds ol Cabinet
Wtre; cous;bLinj in JMirt of Rureaus, Tables,
Re ltcad, Louag, 1'oiUt, Washing ano Light
ti;nis, ctc.,tto. Co'finH Hiade to order. Wnro
rooni oppohiU tho M. K. Church, Maiu-vt. .7
A. 1SJ1NQS ty CO.
Proprietor Vavr Paw Livery Stable. Horses nnd
Carriages at all times to let. Passengers con
viyd to any part of tho country with lespatcli.
Stable in rar of Exchange Hotel. Terms tnod
Clock and Watca maker, and Jeweler. Mattawan,
Michigan. Repairing done iu the best manner
and on rooouablo term. l'.O-ly.
W. It. JIA WKIX3,
)oalcr in Dry Oood, Groceries. Hardware, Rcndy
iMade Clothing, Roots and Shoes, I lata and Caps,
Sic. Store, soutli iido Main street. 4-ly
DItN. AXDItUW.S & UOOD.1IAX
Havo formed a co-partnership for the practice of
medicine and surgery. All calls promptly at
tended today or night. 10
A. T. MirrCAM',
Rat of tho Arm of White A Metcalf, Ftica, N. Y.,)
Surgieal and Mechanical Dentist. All oora
tions performed iu tho best manner, aad with
new and Improved instrument. Ofiico over J.
M. Hubltaril's Music Store, corner of Main and
Rurdick streets, Kalamazoo. 2Itf.
srTMqyn A Co ; r ;rr!;v;,l ' fllJ,alIt f I'vo bee n doing nothing else but land
for CrnrKer, ( nokics t nKps, Iltik and ; . . . . . n. .. ,, n
all kinds of JJrincJ. fihon directly .iosito l
ri.h' Flour Store, Main ftteet, Knbimazoo,
DIDS. SAXTOX & VVAMIY,
Hare formed a co-piartncr.-hip for the practice of
Medicine and Surgery in nil iu depai tmeiitr.
All culls promptly attended to, day ur nilil.
A good assortment of ehfdcr no1 limine are kejt
comt intlv f'r mo. 1.ff-ly.
Rrcedsville, .... Mich.
LAWTON DUSINKSS CAKDS.
i). i:. swLirr,
MamlfACturcr and dealer in all kind of Cabinet
Ware, eonitinc In pnrt of Rureaus, Table?,
Redotcada, Lounges '1'oilef, Washing and Light
Stand., Ac, Ac., Cflin made u ordi-r. All
Unlsof produce nnd lumber tiikcn Inpayment
for which will be paid the liifrheM market price.
WarfToom.-, rn dv-r nmih th. Hed lila'k
emit u9 bcp. 14 7 tf.
VOL. 4. NO. 15.
f!. 1 NM1TII V HIU).,
Dealers iu (Jroceries and FrovLions, Fih Fruit,
Con fiction a ry, Cigar, Paint, Oil, tila., Dye
StiitV, Yankee Notion, Perfumery, Drugs and
Medicine. Wooden uud Willow ware, Pure Lii
uors for Mediiinial and Mechanical purpose,
Rooks and Stationery, etc., etc.,
Law ton, Michhjaa.
K. Smith, j J
M OX Ultl I JNTA 1 MAUHU:,
Of the best quality, latest 8tlt, and of superior
finish, manufactured to order at tho shortest no
tice, and tho lowest possible price atmv shop.
Ii7-Gm. W. J. McKlNXKY.
Lawton, .... Mich.
j. l. ciiani:,
Cqjnmiion Merchant, and Dealer in all kinds of
Drug. Patent Medicine, Paints, Oil, Groce
ries, Jkc. Ac. All of which will be sold to suit
HI3I.MOXS V DAltMNC;,
Dealer in Sash, Rlin.ls and Doors, and all kinds of
Cabinet Wurc, at the Steam Saw Mill.
Lawton, H7-tf. Mich.
Manufacturer and Dealer in all kinds of Cabinet
Ware, consisting of Hliri'au, Ht'cMratU Ta
blts, Lounges, Ntands t'c., Collins
made to order, (live him a call. 162-ly.
A Ileal Native.
The ignorance of this country anion";
otherwise well informed .English folks was
curiously illustrated iu the case of Gene
ral V , (a good Fellow, but bogus
general,) who visited Kngland a few years
ago. Having occasion to pas a Few days
in a provincial town, which boasted its
literary coterie, lit; received an invitation
through an acquaintance fro:n Misa lue
.Slocking to attend a soiree. The general,
of course, went, and being a handsome,
agreeable fellow, he was quite a lion.
In the course of the evening, Miss
iJlue, who had managed to .secure his un
divided attention, tapped him playfully
with her fan, and said :
u Io you know that you are a naughty
4 JIow so, madam 'f csked the gene
ral. "Why, for deceiving ih all so; but 1
shan't tell on you, ot course ; only every
one in the room has not seen as much as
The general became nervous, and tho't
of course that he must havo committed
soino terrible fnu.r juf but as the lady
seemed kind and forgiving, he determined
to probe the matter.
44 ,My dear lady, I am very sorry if 1
hive Li en guilty of any dereliction ; do
tell me that I may apologize."
"O!" said Mhs 151ue, it's only jrr.
trtulinij fo c on Am n'nm
44 J'rctcnding to be an Ameriau ! ut
I am am an American, madam."
44 Y, perhaps ou lic there; but you
are not a native, you know."
44 On my honor, madam, a real live
native ol'thn great Ftatc of New York."
44 That will do for the company to think,
general," said the literary lady, " and of
course 1 shall not undeceive them ; but
you must know I had a very distinguished
American gentleman, who was a native, to
lunch with me this morning, and 1 was
sorry I could not have him to meet you
to-night; but he was not at all like you.
His raven hair curled in ?uch beautiful
little rinirlets all around his head, and his
complexion was dark very dark a per
fect Othello of a fellow."
il A nij'j'r, ly dinnd" thought the
general; and begging our lady not to ex
pose this little ritsr, in trying to pass ofT
for an American, he got into a corner and
enjoyed his laugh.
3"" Did you tell nic, sir, yoti could
hold the plow said the master. "Ar
rah! be aisy, now," said 1'at; "how the j
divil can 1 hold it, and the two horses
drawing it away from me? but give it to
me in the barn and by jabers I'll hould it
with any boy."
" Why do drive such a pitiful
looking carcass a.s that '! Why don't you
put a heavier coat of flesh on him V said
a traveler to an Irish car driver. " A
heavier coat of flesh ! IJy the powers,
tho poor creature can hardly carry what
little there is on him now !"
frS? " D'ye sposc you can do the land
lord in the Lady of Lyons?' paid a man
ager to a seedy actor in quest of an cn-
ClfCinrilt. " 1 should thinlr tlin rmWo
in 111V i;no of ,nsinrs. M:,i iip . flir
orus nits long wmu
C5T!,jtT7;hani TouTtg says, "if our ene
mies were to come here in a proper spirit,
they would in ono month embrace our
religion." 44 More likely your t ar., old
fellow," puts in J'renticc.
lQ-The people owe much to Jhichnnan
on accotiut of tho course he pursued du
ring the lato session of Congress. De
Yes; and they will pay him off and
discharge him in 18C0.
E7,. The clitor of tho IS rami Ilapids
Knquirir boa?ts that he is a "working
b tiiocrat." He his evidently boon fill
ing hinrrlf w i f 1 1 half fernuntcd l.icr
b rr l. droit Advertiser.
PAW PAW, MICH., FHIDAY, JULY 23, 1858.
From tho Jacksou Citizen.
roitcivu and roiuJirr.
BY J. R. F.
" Aunt Harriet, 1 am going to bo mar
ried soon, then 1 shall have a rare time.
1 intended to flirt with one or two for the
purpose of making Harry uneasy," said
the lively Fanny Lee to her aunt, a mild
and bonevolent looking person of quiet
and unobtrusive manners.
There was a perceptible sadnossj iu
her voico a.s she replied, " you would not
do bo after you were married, would you
44 Certainly that would be all the fun,
especially as Harry is so exclusive in his
"It mio-ht not alwavfl bo fun. You
o V . .
remember Airs, ltussel who resides in
the low-roofed cottage where we stopped
a Jew days ago V
" Yes 1 think you told me you had
icon her in far dillcrcnt circumstances."
" I have ; I recollect very well the first
time we met, near Fremont, in Ohio,
there is a thick dense wood extending
some twenty miles in length, and about
ten niileu in breadth called Dlack Swamp.
For many years this place has been a ter
ror to the travelers on account of the rob
beries and murders which have been com
mitted thcie by fcomc lawless men who hid
in these woods. I was accustomed to take
long rides on horse back and on that occa
sion had lost my way. Itjwas quite dark, and
I knew that 1 was in dismal region
Mack .Swamp. 1 saw a light a short dis
tance from me; I cautiously approached.
There was an old frame house several
storiesjiigh, before it stood some weeping
willow trees, whilst on the other side was
a broad ditch entirely dry; in one there
was a door opening into a cellar under the
building. 1 rang the bell, and the door
was opened by the lady of the house; her
figure was slight but tall, and there was a
mixture of reserve dignity, ease and sim
plicity in he r manners that to me was quite
lascinatmg. Her lcatuies were pretty,
and I never saw a countenance More ex
pressive id purity. There were two gen
tlemen in the room, to the younger ot
which sac paid particular attention, smil
ing on and talking to him in her most
winning tones. 31 r. Kus.-cl, her husband
darted angry glances at them which the
the lady observed, and ttill she lavished
her honeyed words, and smiled lief sweet
est smiles on the young mar. It was late
when he went away, and then her hus
band upbraided her on account of her
conduct that evening. She replied, assur
ing him she would do the same again under
similar circumstances, and that she was
going with .Mr. Leslie to a ball tho next
44 Do not go, Fkarior, he is oin' of our
most bitter enemies, and I believe, would
gladly do an injure to cither of us.
Desides, his character-is nut unexceptiona
ble by any means." '
"Nonsense 31 r. ltussel, I will go."
" If you do I will leave you, perhaps
forever, and I warn you if you care any
thing about me, not to go with him."
44 l'shaw ! you are only trying to frighten
mo me. If you wanted to go do you sup
pose that I would care much about it ;
Thus one retort followed another until
the scene closed by her giving way to a
violcut fit of weeping, and he drew her into
1 retired to the room which Mrs. ltus
sel had designated me. It was just surh
an one out of all others as I would have
chosen. There was a low bed in one cor
ner, covered by a neat white counterpane
ami a carpet on the floor, in which the
predominating color was green. The win
dow was raised," and the white curtains
looped back showing the crimson flowers
of some elegant rose branches which crept
close to the pave. civet covered otto
mans looked as if wooing you to sit down,
and on a center table were the skilfully
sketched outlines of several places. 1
knew that they were some of 31 r. Leslie's
drawings, but where they were I could
not tell. A mist gathered before my eyes
as t looked at them, for they recalled
emotions from the depth of my heart,
which 1 had hoped were forever buried
there. Six years ago that night I was his
betrothed. I had no near relative, and 1
felt that ho was the only one who loved
me. I loved him madly, passionately, as
few can, and that evening I was happy.
We were to have been married in church
the next sabbcth ; he did not come. A
few weeks afterwards I heard that ho was
jilted by Mis Fllen C, now Mrs. Kusscl,
the lady whom I had so unexpectedly
met that evening. I had never seen her
before, and it was plain that Mr. Leslie
did not know inc. Few would have rec
ognized the joyous girl of eighteen, in the
Feriou?, thoughtful looking woman of four
and twenty. Thought followed and 1
was no longer the calm woman, but the
weak trembling girl. I knelt down and
prayed fervently to him who knoweth all
for strength and wisdom. When I arose
I felt such hnppinc.s as they alone know
who have placed their affection?, torn from
earthy idols, on things above. For a
few moments it 5ecmcd a if the air
around me was filled with puro .spirits.
I could almost hear the rustle of their
invisible wing?, and my foul reveled in
an atmosphere of purity. I f'tlt that it had
L, I".f?M? . JHL'
been good for me to bathe ii tho waters
of aflliction. 1 had a greater desire for
tho happiness of others, more charity for
their faults, and a more sisterly tender
ness for all. My sleep was sweet ami re
freshing that night, and when 1 awoke
next morning, the sunlight was streaming
in the window, and I felt such a glad
Fcnsc of being, and I was happy. It was
late when I met the family at the break
fast table ; It consisted of Mr. and Mrs.
Kusscl, their two children and the house
keeper, a short, fleshy, good humored
lowing person. .Mrs. ltussel hardly tast
ed anything, and was looking quiet ill.
Her husband treated her with colducss
and indifference, and all seemed under
evident restraint except the two children.
1 was both amused and interested with
their innocent chat. Tho little girl who
was only about three years old, was talk
ing to her brother, some two years older,
about some white doves which had lately
been given to her. She said that the
reason they were so whito was because
they had lived in heaven until they had
learned to sing. After her husband went
away, Mrs. Rusel gave me a very press
ing invitation to remain there a few weeks
tel'ing mo how lonely she had been since
Mr. llussel had removed hr into that dis
mal place. I finally concluded to stay.
She continued : he often spends his even
ings away from home, and will not tell me
where he goes, and when he does what 1
think is not right, ho will not ask my
forgiveness. He will not forgive or forget
any neglect or duty on my part, and as
he treats me, so I infend to treat him.
" He does not try to make you believe
that ho thinks tf any one else."
" Xo that is the only way that I can
punish him for what he does. After I
attended the next ball with Mr. Leslie, I
shall dismiss him entirly, and then I will
be very kind to Mr. Kusscl, for I do love
him and he loves me, but we arc both
very jealous, and he is one of those men
who will never forget or forgive under
I saw that it was useless for me to talk
to her, and as I was a comparative strang
er I did not feel the same freedom with
her which I otherwise should. A week
had passed Mr. Kusscl appeared cold and
unhappy, his wife was brilliant and lively
and 1 en joyed myself very well in her so
ciety. The eveuing ol the ball had come;
J ti-.nl iu. vy.ii i lu pm'furvle, her not to o.
Mr. Kusscl arrived at home "just in time
to see Mr. Leslie pet into the carriage
with his wife and drive away.
' 'Jhat is an a't," said he, ,4 that 1 can
never forgive or forget."
"Those are word.," I replied "that
neither you or any one el-c should ever
think, much less speak."
Nic ooes, not love mo, ; ue lov s an
other." " You are mistaken, she does k.ve yeu,
she cares nothing about Mr. beslio."
44 Why does she do then?"
" Out of mere thoughtlessness."
"If your Maker did not forgive you,
would you expect ever to see heaven ' and
if you do not forgive others, can you be
He maid no reply to my last remark,
but left the reom, and in a short time I
saw him riding horseback iu that direc
tion which 31 r. Leslie and his wife had
3Irs ltussel did not enjoy herself at tiie
ball, though she concealed her feelings
from those around her. She left a vague
uneasiness, and a gloomy apprehr nsion
of trouble which haunted her. She felt
that she was doing wrong, and tdie longed
to sit beside her husband once more and
tell him how eorry she was for her tho't
lessncss. She hoped that she might sec
him in the ball-room, but no, he was
not there. A little boy gave her a note
telling her that a gentleman had sent it to
her. She went to the most re tired part
of tho room and opeped it; it was
from her husband ami she read ;
Deakest Kr.EANou: You can imag
ine the emotions which fill my heart, as I
address you, perhaps for the lat time.
I have loved you, have almost worshipped
you, looked upon you as a model of 4 puri
ty, and this week 1 heard nspesion east on
your character. I do not believe them
but 1 have thought and it has given m,-
incxpressablo anguish that your heart
was another's ; that you did not love me.
If I am mistaken meet me at the hotel
by tho dep t right away. It U but a few
moments drive here, and a half an hour is
too late. If you do not conclude to come
I will cnd you a remittance every month
after I am gone, as long as you stay iu
our old home.
With a face ashy pair, Mrs. Itiiscl
read the missive, and then turning to 3Ir.
Leslie who stoop by her side, she exclaim
ed : " For the love of heaven quick drive
me to the depot I"
44 Why, what is the matter ?"
" Do not ask me any questions. Krad
that haste ! haste! iu the name of heaven
quick drive there !"
He bore her out to the carriage, for fhe
was overpowered by her emotions. He
drove at a furious rate.
" Arc we almost there ?"
f4Yes," he replied. On, nn, the car
riage rolled, i4i!l it did not f top
Faster, faster 1 (dial! be too bt -
WHOLE NO. 171.
it seems a long time wo havo been on
the road," again she said.
Tho horses went with lightening speed ;
they suddenly halted. She rushed into
the house 3Ir. Leslie followed, she stoped,
she gazed a around iu muto anguish, she
was iu her own room, and it was nearly
"Hood Ood! 3Ir. Leslie, what have
you done ! I told you to drive me to the
" You are just as well off here, dear lady
She did not appear to hear him, but
continued "so near love and happiness
and so cruelly torn away. Oh, my husband
my husband ! I must see him If I had
only gone ! It is too late, too late !
Come back, dearest husband, to see your
Kloanor. My head aches let mo rest on
your bosom. Such utter helplessness,
such despair nnd agony 1 cannot bear.
If my husband was ouly here, if 1 had
only gone to the depot, then I should have
She flung herself on the lounge in utter
abandonment of grief. Leslie gently
raised her wound his arms around her
waist and pressed his lips to hers, and
said, " 1 will be a friend to you.
His act roused her to consciousness.
" You a friend," she disdainfully repeat
ed, " you who have deprived mo of my
husbaud, you who have robbed me of all
my happiness. Kclease mo ! 1 would
rather feel the slimy folds of a serpent
around mo, than your arms. L, and
never curse this house again with your
" 3Iy pretty lapy, you are mine, now,
mine to do with as I please. You prom
ised to - marry mo, before you die, 3Ir.
Kusscl, and 1 have you sate, now.
"Jo, fiend! go, or take the consequen
ces," and quick a.s thought she snatched
a dirk out of his belt and aimed it at his
heart He drew back and the blade ouly
grazed his arm.
44 You havo a touch of spirit about you
that I like," said he, rushing forward. I
had hitherto been an unobserved and si
lent spectator. I arose from my seat.
44 Charles Leslie," said 1, "if you wish
to avoid trouble you had better withdraw.
You see plainly that you are not wanted
" Harriet Wade ! upon my honor, I be
lieve that we have met before."
1 did not deign a reply; and with a
mocking bow ho went away. Mrs. Kus
scl was completely exhausted, and almost
insensible to all that was around her. Sh
lay on he lounge and for hours wo'd gaze
into my face with a fixed look of sadness
that brought tears to my eyes. 1 watched
with her all night, and towards morning
he sank into nti uneasy .slumber. It was
not more than bitten minues alter she
awoke screaming, 44 my husband, do not
leave nic ? I went where she was. 44 h
he! roiic '" said she.
said she. 1 could not answer
her. After a moment she said : "Oh,
yes, I understand" and again her face
wore the same expression of hopeless de
spair. Her little boy and girl came run
ning into the room saying, 44 ma, where is
papa?" The poor mother held them to
her and kissed them, whilst she shod
floods of tears. It was the first time she
went since he went away. " Will not
papa come soon?" said they. I took tin
children on my lap, and told them to
keep very quiet, because their ma did not
feel well. They went out of the room and
iu a short time came back looking grie ved,
and told me they had looked all over the
house, but could not find pa. I told them
perhaps he would come back sometime,
and give them some playthings, and their
sorrow was soon forgotten.
A ye-ar had nearly passed, and 3frs.
Kusscl did not appear to take any interest
iu anything. he heard of her father and
mother's death with composure, and as if
she hardly knew what it meant. I do not
know, but perhaps she would have sunk
under her great grief, but tiod sent her
another trial. The house keeper left us;
said she had heard such strange noises
close by her window at night, that she
believed the hoii.e was haunted. 1 laugh
ed at her fears; she, however, insisted
that she was right. Some two weeks af
terwards, I was aroused from my deep
about midnight, by hearing screams in
Mrs. Kussel's room. I immediately went
there and found her Fitting upright in
bed, her ryes fixed on the opposite corner
of the room. 44 There," said she, point
ing with her finger, "you will see it
soon." I noticed in that direction, for
the first time, a sort of trap door, cut in
tho floor, which slowly began to raise, and
a tall figure with a black robe, and a face
of unearthly whitems, came as beneath
the fl'Mjf, and with a measured tramp,
through the room into the children's,
and the next moment 1 heard the rum
bling of carriage wheel outside th house.
Mrs. Kusscl had crouched to the I'utloM
corner of the bed, almost ?p rhicss with
terror. In a few moment she requested
me to look and see if the children were
safe. I went there and found that the
little girl was gone. 44 I will go after her
immediately," paid the mother. I told
Imr that it would Uselcsr to go until
morning, and persuaded her to wait. The
los of her child seemed to inspire her
with now enerrv and dctennin lti.m. She
eit.ui.-f't nrrsfit a;. muni a: .-ne eomo, ;
and as f-oou as it wa:- light ;d:' v:t out n I
t 1 .1. II !
horseback in pursuit of her child. J wa.s
left alone with her little boy, ami we then
occupied the third story in the house,
keej ing the rooms below fastened most
all the time. Our nearest neighbor lived
some two miles distant, and 1 could not
get any ono to stay with us, becansc theey
thought the house was haunted. 3Irs.
ltussel came back in about &ix weeks.
She could find no trace of her child. We
finally concluded that she had better move
back on the old homestead where her fath
er used to live. It was sumo sixty miles
distant, and no one was living there, sl o
being the only child. I hud formerly
made it my home at 3Ir. IJ.'s, about five
miles from that place. I had inherited a
small estate from an uncle, and with econ
omy 1 could get along very comfortably.
We took what we could iu a large, cov
ered, double wagon, and starleel away.
3Ir.s. ltussel had been obliged to disposo
ef a great deal of furniture on account of
not receiving any mouthy fiom her husband
doling his ab.seiiee. 31 vs. Kussd herself
drove the team. We went about halfway
the first day. At night we stopped at an
old looking tavern iu a little country place.
We did not have the team unharnessed,
because we were uncertain whether w
should remain there all night, as we heard
there was another inn only two or thrwo
miles distant. We had sat iu the parlor
only a few minutes when cur attention
was arrested by the conversation of a
couple of gentlemen who were speaking
about a little girl, apparently, then about
thehou.se. One of them said, it was hii
ojiinion, that the little girl was 3Irs. Kus
sel's. ' What reason have you for thinking so ?'
" 1 have several thu landlady told mc
iu confidence, that the child was brought
here by Mr. Leslie; he said he had a
crazy sister, and out of kindness to her,
he was taking care of the child. I knew
that ho had no sister; that 3Ir;s. llussel'.i
daughter had been stolon, and that he has
bribed persons to retail tho blackest false
hoods about her, to her husband and his
friends, both before their unfortunate sep
aration occurred, and while he has been
absent from his family."
"Why did ho leave her?"
"He was sensitive, and pctulent, and
jealous, and this Leslie, who pretended to
be his friend, finally made him bclievo
that she did not love him, but that fdm
preferred Leslie to her husband her fool
ish flirtations with him and others, after
her marriage, corroborated these state
ments in her husband's eyes. The time
he left her ho was goaded to madness by
her nresistent refusals to listen to liu de
sires, and to discard the treacherous vil
1 ii it who was so sedulously sowing the
bcoeL of discoid and ruiu iu their hearts.
She left her husband and children, to at
tend a paity with Le.slie; as soon as Kus
scl was apprised of it he wrote her an at
fectionate note, asking her, a.s a tett of
her love and devotion, that she should
leave Leslie and repair to him immedi
ately. 'The summons was unheeded - .-ho
did not come. Kmsel'.. last hope wa.i
crushed, and he' left his home, h'i3 beauti
ful but erring wife, and his children for
ever ! The last time 1 saw 3Ir. ltussel,
he was almost brokcu-heaitd. He paid
he had written heveral letters to his wife,
and sent her money, but he could get no
answer. 1 think it is possible, indeed, I
think I may say more than probable, that
she has never received a letter, or sho
would, at least, have answered his cnquL
lies after tho children."
" I don't really know I. have "
31 rs. Kusscl had thrown her veil from
her face. 44 1)o you know whero he is
now?" she asked eagerly.
44 1 do not," the gentleman replied,
44 be was then in California, but intended
to leave foou."
He did not recognize her until she fold
her name, and asked him to aid her in
getting her child. He told her the quick
est way would be by stratagem. Ho said
that he would n nd lor tho landlady and
whilst she was engaged talking to him,
31 rs. ltussel was to go out, and at the end
of tho hall she was to cro into a room
where she was to find the child. Tho plan
worked very well, but had the landlady
been less engaged in talking, she might
havo heard the voice of the little gitl, n.
they were passing out, for she was so
overjoyed it was impossible to keep her
Irom talking to her mother. As souti as
I saw them in the wagon, L wcut out with
the little boc. I do not know how Ion:'
31 r. T. detained the landlady, but we diove
all night as fas as we could. We leached
our place of destination the next day iu
the forenoon. I h it 3Irs. Kttel there,
for Usinci"'3 called mo eliowhero. She
had experienced religion, and supported
herself and family eomfoi (ably by giving
inu'ie, ic. ons, ami uuing nooUe-worK.
She had lived there: about a yenr. I havo
often visited her and I expect thit shi
will be here this afternoon. She often re-
riets her roily m her treatment to har
husband, and still hopes that he will
sometime see him, though I sometimes
fear her error was fatal to her domestic
happincs and peace."
44 I will remember what you have tol i
mc, aunt. 1 wi.l never flirt after 1 am
married, and 1 will Lam to forgive an 1
target, hut I mut g now, for I exp.ev.