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ALPENA WEEKLY ARGUS, ruUUhcd every Tuesday , by M. M VIALLi J. C. VIALL. I'dltor. term, f?2 00 per year In advance. OPFICUi Over A. I Power Co's Store. JOB PRINTING NEATLY EXECUTED AT 81I0UT NOTICE amd SEASONABLE TEKMS. to l oni'l two .tl.r'eifout jtkr'ei Mi J 'n Iw'k.lw'Vslm'kslw'kslino'iw ,,'rsi? T"T I J) j &"j uoj Y'noi I wii io7$ . i&Of I (Mil 0 4 00 MM0(il I" - oo 36o' 4 (h 4. Mi a w UOtfj-iOliJ 300 4M 400 eno'ioiw'uoo hnit Aim Too' nun hiki; iv oo ihhi!soi4 fioiii ft oo I poo io oil, U on. 24 oo to 00 ami looo II oolio'2oooi3too 4s no loom 1 2 00 l!k00;1Srk!:0ol40 0il 00 00 1 2 OOl A (HI 1 H 00 20 00 35 00 : 40 IW 1 7ft 00 I square, I jiutra, S squares. I 11 O ll f ii area, eoiumu, eoiumc. eoluian, solum n, so) u inn, Businesa Cards, one year, ne dollar tor ever hae. I .ocal Notices, ten cents per Hne each Insertion -and all notice continued for three month or longer, a discount of 'ii per cent, from these rates. Kditorial Notice 15 cent per line for each inser tion; no notice inserted fur leas than on dollar. , AdvertiscnM'DU unaccompanied by written or verbal directions will te published throe tuobtkl , and charred arcordinirly. Adrertisouiont. under contract, ordered outlet fore expiration of time, will be charred full rates. . No paper tli xxiiitinued until ell arrearfica ei paid evert at the nation of the pul.lisher. Tiansiuui advvrtiMiuuiiU must he j'uid ia ed- ' vanes. tT Term, CASH, pat-ne'e quarterly IiidopoiKloiit in nil TliiiiK-H TVoittral in lVotliiiigv IPolitiexilly Democratic. VOLUME I. ALPENA, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1871. NUMBER 12. -VKV 7 V iM. MA CARTXEY, - Oeneral Insurance Airunt, nod Justice of the Peace. Special attention (iveii to Collections. Offloe ia T. Luce & Co' building, Alpena, Mien. 4 tiios. Mcgixx, County Survcvor. Office at the Livery Btahle of McD-ide McGinn,' corner of Second meet and .Section Line Houd, Alpena. DR. WILKINSON Canadian Ornduate. Offloe and residence on Sec ond treet, Alpona. All cull promptly attended. CharRC moderate. 1 j. j). hoImes, Attorney at Law and Circuit Court Commissioner, Alpena, Mich. 1 j. McTAVIsh, m. n, I'hyslcihn. Surgeon, &o. Office front room over the l'out Office. 1 J. II. TUTTLE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, t'roeecutinn Attorney. U. 8. Commissioner. Offlco, cornet of Second and Water itrcote, Alpena, Mich. . .-. "A JEYTF,jr. i., ' rretic'af rhyslc ian, HuiKOon, Accoucheur. Office In Fletcher buiUing, corner of Water and Sec ond streets. E. Ji. C1IAMDERLIX, Local Commissioner of Duncan, Alpena and AuSauble ttiver State Road. Office with A. llopptr. 1 A. L. SEAMAX, M. ., rhyician, Suriroou and Accoucheur. Also rhysi clan for attending tho poor in and for the city and county of Alpena. Office, over M)rs etore, eorncr of Socond and Water streets. All call promptly attended to nlgbt or day. Kesldcneo on i'letcher street. " -1 W. F. G00DEX0W A- CO., Dealer in Groceries and Provisions, Vlower, r ecd, liutter, Etc., llivcr Btreet, Alpena, Mich. J. P.- HEALEY.4 Dealer In' Choice Family Orocories, TrovUions, Yankee Notions, .ic., neuonu uiti, . BEWICK, COMSTOCK $ CO., Dealer in Dry Hood, Clothing Hats, Caps, Hoot and Shoes, Crockery, Urocuiios aud Provisions, Alpena, Micu. , J10LT0X fr'JfcliAE,: , u ......I...- in (Itoceries and revisions. Liquor Etc., Second street, north side the bridge, Alpena, T. LUCE $ CO., Dealer in Dry Hnd Fancy floods. Clotliingy -ont, rlhoee, Oroeoilos, Provisions, Hardware, latent Medicines Paints and Oi'a, Alpena, Mich. J.'T. 110STWICK, Aft, TWIer in Drugs, Melioliic. Paints, Oil, Patent Medicines. Wine ana i.iquois, iirni., ... . t -1 A: L. P 0 WER J ' C0.f- - Dealers In Clu l'-e Kamily UrocenoH, FiuH. Vege tiolo, YhUkeo Notloiih, Hwnlul Mnet All'wnu. a a mriTXEY, DrugKiet and 1'ln'aiimceuiii.U DeiUr in Drug', Medicine, Toilet articleis Etc, Stcoud aticet, Al pena, Mich. D. G. A HER, Manufacturer of, ar d denier in nil kind of Fur niture, Water itroct, Alpena, Mich. E. 2ALSir, Keep all kind of Imported and DomMtie Liquor?, l'ure Sherry, l'ort. CUret, Catawba, Khiue V iuc, and Champagne, Alpena, Mich. , . THOMAS IT. JIIXT, InKpeofor,' and Connnlmdon dealer in Lumber, Lath and Bliinitlcs.' I'.irticu1iir attention given to the innpection and uliipping of lumber. Order o Jloited for the purchase of lumber, lath and utn glen, Alpena, Mich. . . KEFERENCES-8. II. Sheldon ft Co, Wood. Perry ft Co., Hunt & King. Cleveland ; Walbridge, Thoma & Co., 8ear Holland. E Curtis & Co., 'i'oled.., ElUh.EMrel, Meare, UatMfc Co., Kel lor. Wood t Co., llilliiird, 1'ierce t:o., Avorv, Muriihv & Co., lllanclirtrd te Unrlnnd, tlbicngoj Lea & Mo. K. B. Hubl'iud & Co., lvter Oileiu A Co., Handd'hy D. Whitney, Jr.. Wnu E., W ai riner, L. M. Mason, Detroit ; E. Harrington, r. Luce ft Co.. CnmpMl fc l'olter, A. V. Fletcher & Co., F. W. Gilchrist, F.llerts & Uutteifiold, Alpe- Willi A3i ic3iAS'rui Dealer in, and Mai.ufmurerot , . allots, Miovw, lla. ne , 'I run54., rlc. Ha a etock on hnnd. contistlng of Wagon, Exprras, Uiigqry anl Luiiiber Hsriiesse. Collar., Saddles lliidles, Whips. Horo Blankets, Muggy Cuhins and Mats. Custom mulo trench tail and Kip Boou and Shoe. Bov Boot and a gen eral stock of everything pertnining to the leather trade. Mr. M. cm now be lound at hie new store, in rear of Totter Brothers' hnrdware atore, where lie will be pleased to tee hi friends. 1 LIVERY STABLE. The ubseribei have removed fiom the Ersklr-e Barn to thoir New Stable, on tho corner cf Second atrcet and Section Line ltoad, where they are pre pared to furnish Livery Riff Of all kinds, at reasonable rates. 9 llIcUADIC A. ITlrUINV. WM. II. I'll 10 LI'S, Dealer in Lime, Water Lime, riaslcr rarii, and Hair. Itcadr-iriade "Blotter for Sale at all Tim-. Contract taken for all kinds of Mason Work, plain or ornamental. Material furnished if re quired. Office with A. It. l'owor & Co. 1 .,.. . IRA . STOUT, j JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. Attention paid to Collections, Payment of Taxes, Con . veyances, $c. Offioe- with J. D. Holmes, on Socond street, Alpena, Mich. 1 HAWKINS & HOCHON, Houso and Sigii: Painters ! Oraining, Olaaing, Paper Hanging, ete.done In the most approved stylo and workmanlike manner, at the hortet notice. Shop in i ear of Goodrich' jewolry ore, on Bocond street. 1 CHAS. TlURnER, On Water tret, tieit to the P.t Office, keep eon tantly on hand, a good Itock of ail kinds of FRESH MEATS, Items. Rhouldrrs, Lard, etc., which lie sella at .leaeunabL rate. , . , ..1 DENTON HOUSE, Firtt Cd$ Hotel, Chrboyguii, - 31 loll. 4 M. S. OAGNON, Proprietor. BURRELL HOUSE. Alt)ia, ItlMli., A. E. McCLAIN, l'rop'r. Situated within a short distance of the Magnetic Springs. 7 win aas aMv nvo sjauioixna 11 II 411 1 aoHf M 1BJ9 V11 s1 81911A 'S"iiii"Ji MM"anitt "i ' eni poinoj tun eq wni wnsdtv jo eaaipp oqj O) esunouuu iin;)oodsej Pinoj. lSanA S31UVH3 JOY! JOYH. JOY I!! Good News to the Ailllctcil. Tito Alpena Magnetic Sj)rig Company Beg leave to announce to the public that their new Bath House ia now onen to nil. Tho water of this Spring I very powerful, and many remarkable cures nave boer. effected by its nse. It cures many diseases tf tho Skin, Sciatica, llheumatism, (chronic and InUummatory,) J'aralvsls, l-.rysipeias, uys pepsia, Kidney Complaint, Knurnlgia and all nerv ous dixeasc. None who are attloctod need dispair! Let all conio and see for thcmolvcs. Cure are be ing performed every duy which are truly wonderful. Bath House opon from 7 A. M. until 0 1'. M. dur ing the week, and from 0 to 10 A. M. on Sunday. WM. J. KOK. M. I).. j 1 Consulting l'hysician and Manager. 1871. 1871. Season Arrangements! The Fast, Low Pressure, Upper Cabin Passenger Steamer Galena. apt. Vllllaaon. WILL LEAVE Cleveland every Tuesdaj, at 8 o'clock V. MV Detroit every Wednesday, at 8 o'clock 1. M. Marine City every Wednesday, at 10 o'clock P. M. St. Clair every Wedne lity, at ll o'clock 1'. M. I'oit Huron erciy 'I huisliiy, at 6 o'clock A. M. Tioxii-.gton every Thurday, at 7 o'clock A. M. 1'urt Mope every 1 hiif(!ay, nt 12 ti'clotk M. AuS ib e every Thursday, at 0 o'clock I. M. . Air.va at Alpena every Tliurvl.tj, ut l'i F. M. . liE'l UltMXO, WILL LEAVE Alpena every f aturdny, at 7 o'clock t. M. Au.Hublu every Sit'uriluy, at 12 o'clock H. M. Arrive at Detroit Srnd.iy, at H o'clo. k T. M. Arrive at Cleveland io idny, at 0 o'clock A. M. For mtssace froight apply to the following B(etit : r A. K. Bisxell ft Son, Detroit, Mich. T. Luce ft Co., All'ctia, ilnh. Bell, Cart wright ft Co . C.ovel md, O. . 1 ciias. collim;, House. Sign and ORHAulENTAL PAINTER ! Painting, Graining, Glazing, ripor-IIaning, cU., Done in the most artistio manner, and at short notice. Hnvlng (eournd (he ervicee of one of the bet frainer in the State, I am now prepared to do all inds of A' k in my line in muuner that cannot be excolleCTIn Midlgan. t il IS. linLLIMi, 8 llivcr street, Alpena. i JIEA&UKEK'H NOlTCE.-Notice I hereby 1 given that the undersigned. Treasurer of the city of Alpena, received the tag roll for General, City and Hishway Taxes for the year 1871, on the second Monday in July, and the same will be re tained l him for forty days thereafter; that dur ing the first twenty days of said forty days, said Treasurer will receive all taxes assessed thereon without the addition of any commission or percent age fur collection; that during tho remaining twen ty dy of eatd forty days, persons paying taxes will bo charged one per cent, additional on their assessments: and that after the expiration (f said forty d ys, said roll will be returned to the Comp troller of said city, who will csue to be made out a py of o much of said Assessmei't Itoll a shall then rem On due and imps id, adding thereon such percentage as shall have been Uxed by the Common Coum il for the collection nf such tuxes or assess ments, not exceeding four per cent. And that with in ten duvstlieieafter the said Treasurei will receive said last mentioi ed roll and proceed to collect and r- ceire the taxes thereon assessed up to tbe lat 8nturd iv of Octotier next. Notice Is further given, that the said Treasurer la not required by law to call upon tbe pernors as sessed on such roll, or demand the payment of such taxes. Office at A. Hopper'. A. L. TOWEIt, City Treasurer. Dated, Alpena, July 10, 18TI. &w8 SUBSCltlBE FOR THE ARGUS ! n PER YER, IX ADVANCE t Scared. . i Only a little wiser, perhaps, , Yet soin ew hut saddur, too . ; TIs alwsy sad to awako and find A pleasant dream uutruo. To flnd.that lip that loved you well, Sut Heart stood coldly by, Nor recked that the white hand trembled so, Or the lid of the wcll-Uught eye. Still the did all she had t do, 111 blame her not, not I i She was merely acting woman . i i In the drama of A Lie! , .. vi ;' Yet, 'tis from thi part of Woman, t That one all simple now, ... 1 First learn to lorget to be true In love, Te smile at the broken vow I 8ay then if be aee It often played, Seems It so passing itrango . , That a heartless love seem sweet enough, That he care not now to chant,') t If heart bo thing so hard to find, , , That iiO rost from his search awhile, , Content to bo wood by tho brightest eye, ' Or bask in the sunniest smile T No, she must learn that heart once scared ,. Or die in Its could, proud pain, ' ' 1 Or U heated by the smile of a fait a she,' But nevr by hn again. Yet (ho do( all ah ha to do, ' 1 ' ' I'll blame her not, not I She is merely ac'ing Womua ; , In tbe drama of A Lie I Tic Scours Kcvrnsc. Few people who inhabit, and fewer who vittit the thriving village of White hall, have any idea how hiany exciting scenes, bloody tragedies and hard fought battlfs with the aborigines and their scarcely less savage allies, the Tories, of which that town and its 6urroundingg have been tho theatre in " tho time that tried men's souls." Yet, so it is; and there aro plenty of mcidcuts, were they dug up from the dark mines of the past, to furnish ma terial for many an exciting and far more truthful than those whose plots are laid among tho snow-capped Sier ras, or on the plains of the far West Tho incidents of the following story were related to me when a small boy, by that good and ' kind old man, the favorite of all children, aud the story teller of the neighborhood, Israel Warner; ho having received it from his father, who was one of-the actors in many of the startling iucidents wLich go to make up the early history of Whitehall, Col. Seth Warner. There aro people among us who can remember when , the marsh at . the northern extremity of our villago was of sufficient depth to allow the sloops and schooners, or any craft ' whose draught of water was not more than ten feet, to deliver its freight to the very place where now the thundering locomotive, with a shriek liko that of a fiend, dives into the earth at the f bet of Church street. . Al the timo cf which I write, t1i!j marsh, as well as the one on , the cast sido of our harbor, formed, . with the now narrow channel of Lake Cham plain, one vast bay or harbor.' Those sand bars, upon which are now piled millions of feet of lumber, and occupied by saw and steam plan ing mills, offices and dwellings, were known as Cooke's Island ; and Cooke's Island was in truth ah island at all times of the year; and it is with - this island that my story is connected. Reader, upon this spot happened one of tho most bloody tragedies in the unwritten history of those early set tlers. On this island the early Bcttlers had built a small wooden fort, or block house, and from which cause" the is land was named Block House Island. It was 8urrouudcd by a high wall, built close by tha water's cdgov.on all sides except tho west, this being pro tected by a perpendicular cliff some forty or fifty feet in height, which was washed at the baso by thov waters of the lake. .- (i, x This place was selected by them on account of its natural fortifications, and because it commanded a view of the vf hole harbor, as a place o aafety for the women and children of tho set tlement, to which they fled at the ap proach of danger. Now the war of the revolutioa iad begun and the place was'garrisoncd by a small force, who, on the approach of tho enemy were re-enforced by the set tlers, who had removed the most val uablo part of their property to the fort. - The armament -was small; consist ing of four old brass six pound field pieces. There may still bo seen upon the summit of this island rcmiins of the old fort, which aro just as fresh to-day as they were twenty years ago, tvhile other places of a like nature, in our Tlcirnty, hare bctn "built over or pMfa- ed up, and every vestige of their ex- 1 j' .' - 1 T-.! it 1 lsiance acsiroyeu. jui ncro wiaiiKs to tho veueration ' of its present pro prietor, for every landmark of that timo when tho young American Eagle, plumed its wings, and wet its beak and claws for its great struggle with the British Lion,) no hand has dared to deface or destroy those old remains, which point with a silent though elo quent finger to the daring deeds of the past. And who knows but the spirits of those patriots who died upon that island in defence of colonial liberty, joined their spirit hands and danced around the flag-staff which was raised in the centre of those old works dur ing the late rebellion, when our starry banner proclaimed that Richmond had fallen, and we, their descendants, had defended with our lives, and preserved with our blood,' the sacred legacy which they had left us the American Union. ' , .' , Capt. William Stuart, who was at that time in command of Block House Island, was informed by a BCout and hunter, whoso name was Pckins, that General Frazcr, with one thousand British troops, had attacked Col. War ner at Hubbardton, and the colonists, after a severe fight, become demoral ized, and ' fled in all directions. He also stated that five hundred Indians and Tories were coming by way of Kast Bay to Skeensboro,' with a view to its destruction. Scarcely had the commander gath ercd in the women and children of the settlement, and made his arrangements to repel the attack, when night set in, clear and cloudless. About eleven o'clock the enemy were reported in eight. They were coming from the direction of East Bay, in a large number of cannons and bat- teaux, while upon tho land some of the force was employed as scouts. Tho whole force of the Americans was about three hundred, one-half of whom were on tho island, and the rest am bushed in the Woods on the mountain side, just below Kchoshaquanna Falls. No sound, either at the fort or on shosc, indicated that tho settlers wire aware of the approach of the enemy. On came the fleet of boats silently dipping their oars, hopeful of surpris ing tho settlers, and elated at the thought of the easy victory and the rich spoil that awaited them; for this was a depot' for" supplies for a large ex tent of country. Our scout, Tom Perkins, was look ing through a lonpholo in the fort, watching the 'movements of -the fleet, until, as the' enemy drew rear, he turned to his commander with a flash ing eve, and hissed through his clench ed teeth : ' "I Bay, Captain Stuartj do you see that boat ahead thar?": . "Yes, Totri,M he replied. "What of it?" "This of it," said the scout. "If Jim Pierce ain't in that boat, hang me for a consarnod flabergastcd Tory!"' ' "Jim Pierce ?" said the Captain, "he's one of our friends, and I believe he has our good at heart, notwithstand ing his rough nature; lie was here yesterday, aud dined with me. I think you are mistaken." 1 "Dined with you, Captain,' did he? Did you harbor that aro skunkiffcrous Tory ? pid ye warm that rattlesnake that's now ready to bito ye ? ' He's a Tory I a spy one of Burgoyno's most valuable scouts." - ' '' ' " ' ' "I harbored Pierce, certainly,'1 said the Captain "I thought him a friend td our cause and he was recommend ed to as ' a faithful scout by my siiperiorj Colonel Warii'cr. r "Captain," said Tbtn,' MI don't awar. co8 Lucy Morgan axed me not to but, Jcrewsalem 1 wouldn't I like to riprout now ? 'T would dew mo good. Has that d.-vrncd Bkflnk imposed 'on the Kernel tew? ' I Trrust put ah end tew your desait, Jim Pearce ; for I've a pill in old Thunder's belly what was cast cd for ycr " patting his long riflb as Jic spoke.' "Now say ycr pYajcrs, for I'm going to sponge ycr out' 1 kt he laid this, he brought his rifle' to his shoulder, but the Curtain laying bis hand Upon 'the seoilt's arm, said : 3 "Wait until I give the order to commence' the battle," then you may turn your attention to Pierce." ; 1 "That'a alius the way," aaidiFei- kins, "when a feller" has a clear sight, and a good shot, but I kin wait" 1 ' It is KrvA that Tierce had dined with the Ca"p"fafh the-day before, and had been shown all the defences of the place, and Pierce had noted with keen eyes the' Bmall garrison, and showing the credentials given him by Col. War ner, gained all thakuowledge of .the place he desired, and after having lull ed the Captaiu into security, by tell ing him that there was no enemy in the.. country, and that Burgoyne was still at Montreal, and that a largo sup ply of stores were coming up the lake in charge of Ethan Allen; the Cap tain made him bearer of dispatches to Gen. Schuyler at , Fort Edward, and he departed ostensibly on. that mission, but hi reality to inform ,Frazer of the almost defenceless condition of Skcenes borough. ..... At Fairhavcn, Pierce, meeting with "Red Deer," a Chief of the Mohawks, a band of Tories under one Reming ton, ho reconsidered his motion, as the politicians say, and unfolded to them his plan for the sacking of Skccncs borough. For his share in -the spoils all he asked was what ho should take from tho bodies of those whom be should slay with his own hand, and that tho girl Lucy Morgan should bo given him as his prisoner. This waa quickly agreed to, and thus, as wo have seen, ho led on the attack. . ' . .' i During the dialogue just mentioned the boats had all huddled together, as if their occupants were deciding upon tho method of attack,, they being about forty rods from the island. Soon the word to be in readiness was passed from man to man, and turning to Tom,, ho said: "Now send your Bsfgards to Pierce, fire P Upon tho instant, the cast side of the block houso belched forth one broad sheet of flame, as tho six prouud crs, which had been loaded with mus ket balls, and one hundred and fifty muskets aud rifles sent their messages of death over the waters of the har bor. The discharge had taken them completely by surprise, and . hideous yells and shrieks arose from the crowd ed fleet, which told tho crowded garri son that their fire had been :. well di rected, ; ' . ; ,; 'There, cuss yo !"' cried one of the gunners, "ye red devils and black hearted crabs, ye can now go to Toplptt dancing to your own music. I kinder reckon old Vermont did ye7 business for ye that time." I Those" sturdy patriots needed no or der to reload, but sprang to do it as soon as possible, and almost before the srarke had cleared away they wero again in readiness. . , "Cuss ye, gritted Perkins throogh his clenched teeth, shaking his rifle, "that's tho second time ye've sarved me a scrubby trick, when I've had yo pinted at Jim Pierce." .' ; The 6cout's rifle had missed fire, and having reprinted it, after carefully pricking tho vent, h looked to see the extent of thd damage done to the ene my. ! -i i - .. . . : i . Nearly ono half of their boats had been destroyed,' and those who " were left, Were making their way" to' the shore, scattering themselves as much as possible, while Pierce was nowhere to be seen. ' ' " Captain Stuart then ordered his men at the canons to aim at the four boats nearest the shore, and that every riflemdn ' should endeavor 'to' pick his man, and tho order to fire - was given. : '' '' i i O .- "; Tho matches were applied and trig gers touched, and. away sped tho Vul- lots to administer their lesson of eterni ty. : Tbe result, . tai account of the boats! bcirig so widely scattered, was not so disastrous in the enemy as the first, yet their loss was alarming, and the eurvivert redoubled their efforts (o reach the shore, t , ( "hord, seo 'era claw ! do it, ye fed devils, hell's ahead I" said a settlor, as he rammed home a bullett, and pro ceeded to prime his piece.'; I guess ye'll remember this little surpriso par ty as long as je wear ha'n" . -1 i . By this timo the party Was at the shore,' and were hastily debarking. They had scarcely landed when they received the third discharge from the fort, and the lintrush on shore poXired in their deadly fire; which completely demoralized the remaining force, aud they fled id all directions, hating lost four-fifths of their foroe, , r j . . . "I wonder where that rapscallion, Jim. Pierce, can' bo ?',', paid tho scout, turning to tlrtt Captain, "I don't think he's gono under, but if he ain't, I'll be on his trail to-morrow, and then it's him or me." . , Soon the doors were opened, and the women and children, who wero in an underground apartment, out of harm's way, came thronging up, anx ious to see if any of their loved ones were harmed. But when they found that the enemy had . not fired a shot, they were ' filled with gratitude ; to Heaven,' and each sent up a silent prayer of thanksgiving 'to the god of battle's. . ' ' Lucy Morgan and the scout were seated in a corner of the fort enjoying a quiet conversation that is so dear to all lovers. But I am not : writing a love story, and what they said must remain a secret, particularly as no one heard their conversation but them selves. Hour after hour sped on, but they took no note of the time, they wero so happy in each other's society ; until Perkins heard his name called by the Captain, and he went to him at once. f . ' ' Lucy sat for come time, thinking over the events of the past few hours. At last she arose and went ont of the block house, into the open air. She strolled along, communing with her own thoughts, unconscious of where she was going until she found herself at the southern extremity of the island. A Blight noise ' at her sido caused her to look up, and there she saw a sight that almost froze the blood within her veins. It was the face of her rejected lover, James Pierce She was so as tonished that she could not ntter a word, or stir a ' hand or foot. The next instant he was by her eide, his arm encircling her waist, and a hand pressed tightly over her mouth effectually prevented her uttering a word. ' He then darted behind the rock which had before concealed him, and despite her struggles, succeeded in tying a handkerchief over the girl's mouth and binding her hand and foot. "Well, my pretty bird," said he, "perhaps you may want ter know how I came here, and why I'vo captured ye. Well, I don't mind tellin' ye. Ye sec when your friends id there, sent us their respects iu that first discharge, Remington yelled out that I'd betrayed 'cm, and ' fired his pistol at me.' I knew that my life wasn't worth a shuck, so t just flopped overboard, pre- tendin' I's wounded, and managed to git out o' tbeir sight by gittin' ono o' their splintered boats atwecn 'em and me, and when they got away I swum here ; but I didn't expect the pleasure o' Beein' you.' Now I'm" goln,' to wait hero till everything's all quiet up there and then I m goin to rekomter. put the sentinels to sleep, and lnakc-a plaze of the old block house. After that I'm comin' here an' take you and make ycr sorry ; for what yo said ter me, when I axed ye tu be my wife. How dost that ar little plan suit ycr ? Now ycr, see, if. ye-' don't behave putty hansum, I'll make a present on ye to my friend, Red Deer, when I get thro' with ye ; so now set up and let's have a good talk, and don't bo throwing yourself down on ycr face." You needn't answer, ye know, I'll do that ye." ; The maiden, by; continued efforts, at last succeeded . in removing the band age from her mouth, and gathering all her strength, sent .forth a shriek that rang like a clarion through the island. . "Curse ye ! yo yell like a catamount. Take that an' stop yer noise," said Pierce, dealing . her fl blow that com pletcly stunned her. .He then caught her iu his aims cnd.tUrncd to flee; just as the garrison, headed by . Captain Stuart and Perkins, came up and de manded Ins surrender. .4 .... . . "Never P said the villain, "but I've got the al, and ye can have lier, but this .is, ,thc way I'll surrender her tq ye I'' and he drove his knife to the hilt in the boson of Lucy Morgan.-. J With a yell of agony and ragCj (he tcout caught Pierce by the throat, drew back hit knjfo to plunge' it into the murderer's heart, when his foot slip ped and he Jell, and knife ,. flew from bis hand. ; ..., . . , .",,. Pierce sprang into a run, but he had made but one or two;, b?aps, before. a doxen strong arms irero laid upon him, and he was hold as if in a vice. i Perkins, on arising to his feet, heard bis name called in a weak voice by the wounded maiden, , With such agroao is God in his mcrej suffers, pot -twice to escape from the same breast, ! h! turned to the maiden, whose bonds had been severed, and endeavored to -staunch the blood that flowed from her breast. She looked up with a sweet smile aud said : ' !"It is of no avail, To'in ; I am going , to join my mother aud friends in the house beyoud the sky.", "No, nol' . cried Perkins,,' "you must ! you shall live! Sec I've atop-'- pod the bbod." . ; f ( "Don't deceive yourself, Tom," said Lucy ; "the wound is bleeding inter nally, and in a. few, minutes I shall have done with things of time ; bat I am thankful that I hare been .tho ; means of saving. many lives." She then unfbulded the whole devilish plot . . of Pierce,:tq murder the sentinels and ,. fire the fort, adding: , "God has made me the instrument for saying of the livos of many, and I-. am happy. ,. Don't grieve, Tom. Kiss., me. Good, by." 1 ( The fair hands relaxed their hold, , and with a look of unutterable love her soul winged its .flight toward Heaven. . . Tenderly those rough men lifted the corpse of Lucy Morgan, and sadly they bore her to . tho block house. Tom fulldwed like one in a swoon and . left her not until the weeping women, with gentle force, parted them to com-; ., poso fUiat lovely form for its last rest r ing place, . . ,; Mechanically the bereaved young ; man moved out , of the block house, , , where saw ho Pierce standing Bullenly between two of his captors. Tho.-. sight called back his wandering secstfi, r and with a look of intense hate hi leaped forward shouting: . . ' "Mine ! mine must be the baud thai punishes him I Give him to me !'' ,. . i "Of course," said Pierce, "you can murder mo if you w net to, for you'ro . among your friends, and ye know yer safe; but yer daren't fight me. Just . f put a knife In my hand, aud in less than five minutes King George willr H have one the less enemies, and tho devil one more recruit.'' " ; The sneering -. tone in which this speech was uttered, stung the scout to tuc last degree of madness. ' ' ! "Give him a knife, and I'll provo "t him what I say." A knife was slipped into the hand of each, and they btood face to face , glaring at each other like wild, beasts. . Neither spoke, but one might seo tho :' determination to kill each other or ' fall beneath the knife. Simultaneous ly they sprang forward, - and their ; knives clashed.- The blows fell, thick and fast. Here and there, advancing and retreating, with foot to foot, ant ' eve glaring into' eye they fmght. ' " Both were, mastoid of that-fuvoritu -i weapon of the early tettlers tho hui ting knife and for a time 'neither,, seemed to have tho advantage. At '. last the weapon of Perkins was sceu '' tp have lost its sheath ; the blood drip- ' ped from itx as in -swifter circles it t swept over his head, r Still the . fighfc . rnred on,' until the scout, drove his knife through the forearm of Pierce','' rendering him powerless. Quick '' lightning flashed the - weapon of. Per.' kins, as it decended and buried itself ... deep in the heart, of the murderer, who fell with a groan, , Stooging niiiekly the avenger caught the scalp lock of his fallen foe, aw with one motion of the blade aevcred . the scalp from the crown, and shaking the gory trophy aloft, shouted "ono 1 1 I The next day's sun shone bright. ' and clear as a mournful procession is-1 sued from tho block house; Conducting ' the bi'dy of the inurdercd girl to its' f last resting rlace. , Having arrived ut. the new-made tfavc, tho simple' rites, were preformed, the corpse, lowered,' 1 ana inanya brave man's eye was wet with fCars as they turned away from tho grave of Iter they ,"loved ia life, .1 so much.", One. of the., women tip- , proachod and ' laid a' braid of dark",' brown hair in the hands of the ' scou'i' which ho pressed to his lipc, and thai 1 raising it aloft, with ono' hand and ! pointing, with the .other to his coou , skin cap, in the Crown of which was sewn the scalp of Pierce, he said : ' "ConWradcs, there is one; ar.d for" every hair in the braid, shall oe iaork ' of the scalps of.my enemies be addr' : and then going; to ,t,he water's; edge, be launched a cann and pushed off toward the settlement.-'' t f Ifl that struggle :forrorir iridepend' ' ence, Perkins did -the 'colonies 'great f service j that he .fulfilled Li tow.' w miK beT1f;;fop to boc&mt a terror to the Jones and savages, the latter" of which, on ' account of . tho" gren t' ' number of scalps wkiea adorned hVl person, applied to! Lin tha title -f J "Scalp Lock! and lrerdia$ -hira-ii 6 an almost supernatural being. . , ? Reader, this slorj I know is 'poorly ,': told, but who will say that, there ia r. ' foundation for many xa cxc.':!-- fcfer : in the primitive histcryci i tlxtzf') boro, now, Whitehall, ,,', ;.