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VOLUME VI. m. 22.
U0WA6IAC, CASS COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1863.
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Chaucery, Dowagiac, Mich. Office on Front
CLIFFORD SHAN AH AN,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law, and Solicitor in
Chancery, Cassapolis, Cass couuty, Mich.
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recovery of Lauds sold tor Taxes, He will also
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per cent, is claimed. detilvoyl
RLEKCHAN T S .
A. N. AldVARD,
Deneral Dealer in Books, Stationery, Periodicals,
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month at Cassaporls ; third day at Vandalia ;
the 10th at Edwardsburgh ; the J"ih ut Pokagon
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U.S. Internal Revenue, V
2n District of Michigan. )
St. Joseph, June l1?, 1868.
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out the same being affixed thereto.
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jiily2-10w4 Collector for 2d Dist. Michigan.
100 (jT O J -D JVl ll IN
To fill np the Regiment to the maximum number,
RENDEZVOUS have been opened by captain
J H. Smith and Serjreant Chas. E. Percell, at
Dowagiac and Kalamazoo, Mich.
Lieut J. A. Shoecraft and Sergt. Wm. H. Bryan,
at Coldwater, Mich.
Sen't. P. A. Poolman, at Allegan, Mich.
Sert Eugene E. Bacon, at Centreville Mich.
Sernt! Cobletze, at White Pigeon, Mich.
Sergt. Geo. W. Livingston, at St. Joseph, Ber
rien County, Mich.
will be paid by the United States.
$60 will be paid toy this State
and pav and clothing from date 01 -
Come One, Come AAl I
and do your country some service, and be in at the
death of this accursed rebellion. MWH
Capt. and Recruiting OflBcer.
Dowagiac, Septamber 3, 1863. aep3-20w4
LAWS OF 1863.
sum Laws of i83.
IUA BROWNELL, County Clerk.
Dated Oaswpohs, done 3mh. isM.
Col. Robert Ci. Shaw.
"How did he die?" we asked. His comrades
With irembling lips that scarce the mournful
words could say j
" We cannot tell ; we know but that he led us on,
Aud, 'mid the smoke and flame, fell on the ram
"How did he die?" His men, with sudden
Answered from low cot beds : " We only seem to
In waking and in dreams, his bright form on the
And hear in every wind his well-known rallying
"How did he die?" the foe made answer brief :
" He died ;
We laid him 'neath the earth, his soldiers by his
And none can ever know if parting worl or prayer
Breathed from his dying lips upon that smoke
We know but how he lived that young and gallant
Breasting, with dauntless brow, the battles fiercest
And shouting to his men the "Onward" which shall
Henceforth to them the voice of beckoniug vic
tory. Over the conquered heap of citadel and town
His troops shall yet rush on, bearing oppression
And when their deeds are praised, point to a low
Saying, " We end tuir work our Colonel and
On the fair Saxon brow, upon the sunny hair.
The South sand lieth warm, and those his rest who
Are titling body-guard, none nobler could he crave.
To gloiify the spot and share a hero's grave.
GLENBLBN II A LI. :
THE JTJST RETRIBUTION.
BY BELLE TUDOR.
Contrary to all precedents in the an
nals of romance, whether in printed
books or in silent hearts, Nathan Morse
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" c"1 4""-w w, w aji-
ooii mo, fair reader for admitting iknjcOQld not be more inflexible, till he
vulgar episode into my sketch ; but I folded the letter, returned it to the en-
write mere facts, and p riding myself
upon my trptlifnlncsa as a chronicler,
atid my accuracy and minuteness in all
things appertaining to ti e hero of this
tale, I cannot conscientiously and hon
orably omit this fact he snored. It is
a vulgar and trivial circumstance in
itself; but how could I so well describe
to you the tranquil and passive state of
the mind of Nathan Morse, as to men
tion this inc'nlent ?
I nrght aflirm thai he fell into a
sweet and sound slumber, undisturbed
by selfish dreams and mournful reflec
tions ; but it might occur to the incred-
nlous reader that possibly I, Thomas!
Millions, was mistaken in regard to j
the state of my friend's breast ; but il
I affirm that he snored, who can doubt
that he slept soundly.
Again my small critic may take ex
ception that a man of so much feeling
and sensibility should sleep at all un
der such agitating circumstances.
This would only evince a shallowness of
judgment with respect to my critic's
knowledge altogether unfavorable in a
student of human nature. Highly
wrought passion is always succeeded
by a corresponding extreme of passivi
ty, an indisputable reaction which is a
law of our nature. So the fierce ardor
of Nathan's disposition had expended
itself, and during the succeeding reac
tion he fell into a tranquil sleep.
In the morning Nathan Morse wore
the old familiar countenance of the
head clerk in the counting-rojm of
Gleck & Comnanv.
j After breakfast I took my sketch-
book and sauntered down to the brown
cottage by the brook, and choosing a
j lvely prospect from the DtlL made a
I , . ,
I was well pleased with
the subject, and resolved to do the pic
ture in oil and color it faithfully, as it
lay iu the bright hues of June. At ten
I went back to the inn and found Na
than waiting for me with the horse
already harnessed. He was careless
and lively in his air, and said with as
'Hurry up, Tom, I've been waiting!
for you tbis half hour."
I fancied a shade of recklessness iu
"Jump in, if you want to see Beelze
bub's prime minister this morning."
He gave Jess a smart touch with the
whip, and in a few moments drove up
to a large wooden store, with a large
sign over the door with "David Clary"
in gilt, and a black lettered sign with
"Post-office" over the window.
We hitched the horse and went quiet
ly in. There were no loungers here,
but a cold stillness reigned. Through
I building, we saw the reverend proprie-
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J tOT Bitting at his desk. He had not
observed our entrance, and we had
ample opportunity to study hw face.
He had much the look of Dombey in
the illustrated edition of Dombey and
Son. There were the same hard fea
tures and iron expression, and as I
looked I thoughf, "This man will never
repent; he has worn the sheep's cloth
ing so long to deceive others that he
thinks he is a sheep himself; but the
He was old, with sparse gray locks
which he combed into a point over his
bald brow. His cheeks were deeply
furrowed, and there was a repulsive
and suspicious look in his small blue
eyes which were shaded by deeparub
es, and in the lines around his tightly
shut mouth. A stiff, high collar, old
fashioned stock, and black broadcloth
composed his principal attire.
Nathan's gaiety had disappeared,
and he looked ten years older a.s hu
stood scanning his old enemy. He
turned toward me with a look hard
enough for Clary's own visage, and
"My time has come."
A step roused the old man, and he
started nervously, but paused to put
his papers in order, and lock his desk
before he came forward. When he
did como out, he wore an expression of
such wrapt abstraction, that I doubted
if he was fully aware of our presence.
Nathan deigned a stiff "good-morning,"
but though I watched the old
man narrowly, I detected no sign of
response to his greeting. He seemed
utterly oblivious of our existence, till
Nathan, in a louder key than usual, in
formed him that he had the honor to
be an agent of the house of Gleck &
Company, and was the bearer of a let
ter to him from that Hi m.
His baud shook as he took the letter,
and his brow flushed vividly as he pe
rused it ; but I am certain that no mus
ele of his face relaxed. Marble feat ures
velope, and his lips unclosed just
enough to omit the words:
"Step Into the office."
They went into the baek room, and
I sat down and watched them through
the glass door. The old man spoke
first, with the same stony features; but
his fingers played nervously with his
handkerchief. Then Nathan spoke ear
nestly a long time, and made a few piir
nificant gestures with his right hand,
like those we use in lying down the
Then the deacon's face gathered a
hopeless look of entreaty, and as he
spoke his gestures indicated explanato
ry argument ; but Nathan rose to go,
shook his head and gathered np his pa-
pers and opened the door. The old
man suddenly became frantic in his en
treaties, and seizing Nathan's coat,
"O, you mast, you will ! Think of
it, and you will give mo a chance to re
cover myself. It's a hard case to let
an honest man be ruined fer want of a
little more time."
Nathan was inflexible, and turned
sternly towards the old man, and said
in a voice of cold, pitiless meaning :
I shall settle this business before I
leave, and in the meantime you will
find an apposite allusion to your affairs
in the fifth of Matthew, "Blessed are
the merciful, for they shall obtain mer
cy." The door closed, the old man sunk
helplessly down into his velvet chair,
his eyes closed, and a deathly pallor
came over his face. Nathan turned
and looked at his fallen foe, without a
shade of remorse. He had wrenched
from his grasp his long-hoarded treas
ures. At that hour all the worldly
estate of David Clary passed into the
hands of Gleck & Company. Had he
treasure in heaven? God knows Na
than Morse had no fiendish desire to
lay crafty bauds on that treasure; but
I think he cherished the sophistry that
men who professed to the world that
they counted the goods of this world
but dross and vanity, might well prove
their sincerity by meekly giving up
this world's goods, and following the
steps of their portionless Master.
We rode down to the shipyard. Na
than was taciturn and icily moody,
but I believe he was gloating over his
revenge. About the shipyard was a
scene of wretchedness that I had never
before seen. The hut of the workmen
were scattered around, and a few fam
ished and naked children were feebly
playing about. They did not play like
healthy, rugged children, though the
instincts of amnseraent were not want
ing. Their voices were shrill and
weak, their movements languid and
weary, apd their forms shrivelled.
Faces of women appeared at the win-
dows, but every trace of womanly
spirit bad long since departed their
Savage, brutal-looking men were
lazily hewing in the yard, but there
was little of manliness iu their appear
ance. Tyranny and oppression had
done its work well, and here were the
fruits ignorance, disease, famine aud
Nathau stopped the horse and gaxed
around, and his face glowed with a
new light. He was looking into the
"Poor wretches," he exclaimed, "you
are at last avenged ! There are better
days coming !" Then turning to me he
added, with fearful emphasis, "My
murdered parents are avenged !"
As we rode back, he explained the
process by which Clary had become
involved in Borne grand speculation,
which ruined thousands. His notes
fell into the hands of Gleck & Compa
ny perhaps Nathan could tell how
and now his destruction was complete.
The proud, aristocratic David Clary
was penniless, and Nathan Morse was
avenged. There was a satisfied look
on his face, not a wicked triumph ; but
I think that he was looking to a time
when the miserable millions of Deacon
Clary's oppression should take their
places among men, and know the mean
ing of that great boastful word, free
dom. CHPTER VII.
BEHIND THE CEDARS.
Soon after the sun began to descend
towards the dark forest in the west, I
took my sketch book and went along
to the spots where we had seen the
white, patient face ot Grace Clary.
Nathan would not accompany me ; be
had scarcely spoken since our return
from the interview with the old man ;
but took refuge from my volubility be
hind a paper which he never read, but
gazed at intently whenever I was near.
I walked slowly on towards the spa
cious gardens, admiring the proud,
patiieian taste which was all there was
to admire in this hard old man. At
the corner of the hedge was a little
rustic gate, admitting to the winding
walks, and shades, and arbor of the
garden. I could but admire the fine,
well cut hedge of cedar. I 7ad never
seen such a one before, so carefully
kept and densely grown. I chose a
magnificent viw of the sombre old
mansion, and sat down beside the car
riage road under the hedge. I sketched
leisurely for an hour, when a soft 6tep
near roused me, and I looked up, but
saw one; but a low sobbing on the
other side of the hedge went to my
I felt pained, but went on with my
sketching, praying that an over-ruling
goodness might bring peace to this sor
row. Soou a slow step approached
down the gravel walk, and I knew
that this was Nathan, and hoped that
he might pass on the other side of the
hedge, thinking that such a circum
stance might possibly alleviate the
grief that was sobbing there. The next j
minute I wished he had not done so,
as it placed me in the very delicate po
sition of listening to a delicate collo-
quy, which was commenced by Nathan. '
"Grace, Miss Clary, don't go pray
don't leave me must speak with!
you ft in a supplicating tone.
"No, Nathan, I mnst not! I prom-1
ised my poor father that I would never
see you again. Good-by. I shall al
ways think of you just the same."
"Grace, my darling, you shall not
go, unless you tell me that you never
loved me ; that you do not love me
now ; then I will go away from you,
and never see you again."
"O, I do, I do, dear Nathan. I al
ways shall love you ; but my father
"O, bless you, my precious darling,
my own Grace ! I have waited ten
years to hear you say these words, and
now," his voice sunk to a low tone of
invincible determination, "mn or
devils shall not take you from me !"
"No, no. I must go, indeed I must,
The remonstrance was very feeble
but earnest, and at last yielded, as all
feminine hearts must, to a strong, rul
ing, deathless love, and I could only
distinguish an occasional word of the
caressing tones, now and then a word
of decision or a passionate epitaph of
endearment from Nathan, so I went on j
with my sketching. Once I heard Na-
than say :
"Is it right to let your father sepa
rat us, Grace? "What God hath
joined together "
"Honor thy father and mother," said j
"Obey your parents in the Lord,
only in the Lord, dear Grace."
The warm sophistry of love pre
vailed over the cold logic of the will
ing maiden. A long silence was bro
ken by the pleading voice of Grace.
"Now let me go, dear Nathan ; he
will mi"S me."
"Not till you promise me, dearest."
The voice was very firm. "To-night,
at ten, I will meet you here, behind the
"I fear it is not right " she began.
"Not right to be happy all our life
because your father had a groundless
spite against mine? It is wrong to sub
mit to such base tyranny."
"He is my father, Nathan."
"We. are commanded to leave father
and mother," he replied, solemnly.
"Wijl you come to me, Grace?"
I did not hear the reply, but Nathan
"Come back, come back, Grace.
Kiss me again, darling, and let me go
down to the gate with you."
They went away together, and I
went back to the inn to wait his return.
I was prepared to see him come in half
delirious with joy, and was vexed with
surprise to see the old' stony look on
his face, cold aud reticent.
I showed him my sketch, which he
seemed to admire, and carelessly asked
from what point I took it. I intimated
a poiut farthest, irom the cedar hedge,
and as he was no artist, he did not de
tect the prevarication.
He ordered supper and invited our
host to take his tea with us, which he
did, Mistress Kichards presiding at the
tea service. I was surprised to see
him enter into familiar discourse w ith
the beery old man, for it seemed that
the scene of the past hour must raise
him out of tho petty things of this life
into the glorious Eden of love's fan
cies, and I had made up- my mind to
spending a very quiet evening in his
employ; but when he gradully led the
thick-headed old man to speak of Dea
con Clary and the white meetiug-house,
and its pastor, Mr. Kich, who lived
over the hill by the churchyard, he
said, and then drew him on to mention
the political state of Glenlurn and the
town officers Deacon Clary was first
selectman, and his open enemy, John
Hanson, was town clerk began to
suspect there was a motive iu the con
descension of my friend.
He ordered his horse to be brought
immediately, aud quieted the landlord's
astonishment by saying he was very
fond of riding by moolight. I was
nursing my wrath at Nathan's unnec
essary secrecy, and resolving to puniidi
him iu some way, when he changed
the current or my thoughts by asking
me to ride with him. Half an hour
brought us to a plain large farm house,
where a large urchin was doing the
last duties in the barnyard, putting np
"Is Mr. Hanson at home?" Nathan
"He's a bed, sir."
"Call him up on important business
Tho old man soon appeared, breath
ing hard and yawning, and invited us
in. Nathan went in and -left me to
mind the horse, but sgon returned with
a paper which he was trying to read by
moonlight. Climbing in, he muttered :
"It's all right ; but the old noodle
was fast, asleep when he did it. Ju-t
as well, he will not remember it.''
Then turning to me, and slap, ing m
on the shoulder with a patronizing air,
said, "Don't be frightened, Tom, if I
tell you something wonderful. I am to
be munied to-night."
Ho waited to see my look of blank
amazement; but I was just wicked
enough to wish to tease him, and said:
"I thought so. That's the license.";
"Confound you for a blockhead!
I'm in earnest, and want you to be
present, at the ceremony."
"Yes, I kuow. Pwich will marry you,
services at half past ten, ceremony pri '
vate, father opposed to the match, bride !
unw illing to disobey papa, lover urgent, 1
overcomes her scruples, hasten their j
union, bridal party start from behind
the cedar hedge."
Nathan grew w hite with consterna- j
tion, and seized me fiercely by the col- j
lar, gasping out :
"Tom, you listened !"
"I really couldn't help it." j
"O, you couldn't, could yon?"
"Hush, Nathan ! We have been
good friends, and you will want my as
sistance to-night, and I am glad for
your happiness and hers."
His bead sank on his breast, and he :
seemed to regret his violence, and 6aid : !
"I was foolish, Tom. But one does I
not like to have others looking on at
bis first love scene."
' "I didn't sec you, Nate, the hedge
J was loo thick."
He saw there was no help, so langhed
with me. We drove np to the pastor's
uoor, and PoiiKl the good man seated
on the threshold. Nathan beckoned
him to 1 lie carriage, and told him plain
ly and earnestly his situation. He had
been an old friend and hcbmdiaale of
Nathan's father, and spnke tenderly to
bis son, who convinced him that it was
not only right, but a duty, that these
two, loving each other so deathlessly,
should be united, and the good mau
consented to be God's agent in joining
the hands of those whose hearts had
long been one.
I waited at the parsonage w hile Na
thau went for his bride, and a few min
uter past ten they arrived at the door,
and he bore her in his arms into the
house. She was half fainting with
emotion, but a sweet, calm look of
peace wreathed her pale, beautifullips,
and when we gathered round her, and
called her by the dear, new name, she
sank sobbing into her husband's arms.
Nathan looked proud, happy, and defi
ant, as if all the world might combine
against them now, in vain.
A BRIGHT ENDING.
The dismal thunder had been rum
bling in the distance for an hour, when
Nathan lifted his bride into the carriage
again to carry her back to her father's
house his no longer but she was an- i
willing to ler.ve him without his bless
ing, so their union was to be kept secret '
till they could make an effort to recon
cile the old man. When Nathan en
tered the inn alone the heavy storm
had just burst, and he was drenched
" She is safe 1" be exclaimed, cheei
fully. "The storm broke just as I -came
out of the garden, and the thun
der prevented them from hearing the
sound of the wheels. But she's mine,
Tom, mine forever !"
The fearful fury of the storm made
us both grave, for it seemed a dark
omen for the bridal, and wo listened
silently, Nathau now aud then mutter
" No one can take her away."
Crash on crash ! Peal on pea? ! Tho
heavens seemed ablaze with the con
current fires, and Nathan's face grew
very pale. Tow ards morning the storm 1
abated. I never knew such a furious
tempest. At the earliest dawn wo
looked abroad. Many trees were cleft,
and strewn over the ground, fences in
ruins, and the old cathedral was thrown
to the ground. God had guided tho
bolts of wrath. We both stood iu
solemn awe, gazing at the ruined pile,
and thought how He had said of old,
" Vengeance is mine, I will repay."
Nathan went to the store again at
ten, but the eld man was not there; his
clerk said he was iff, 6o he went boldly
to the mansion. Grace met him alone
iu the hall, and he clasped her to his
heart and said, " Dear wife," then went
to a long conference with the father.
He told him all, and the old man
shrieked with fury, and called dowu
curses upon his child and her husband.
When this fury had exhausted itself,
and he lay feeble and helpless on the
sofa. N:Uhan talked to him long and
kindly. He forgave them at last, when
Nathan told him that this might still
be his home, and the world might never
know but that he did not give up bis
btines freely to his son in-law.
So it was settled and Nathan and I
went back to our counting room ; but
he returned to Glcnburn in a week, and
w as admitted as a partner of the firm
soou alio ; but he spent his time at
Glen burn to look after their interests
Mrs. Morse i a very happy matron
now, if ono m;iy judge by her happy,
smiling eyes, and at my last visit to my
friend-, she proudly showed me a wee
miniature of Nathan in a whito long
drese. . .
I fear she washurt at my indifference;
but I don't care for babies, and then I
was looking at a beautiful landscape
done iu oil, by the artist, Tom Millions,
wlu) had studied in Italy. Over the
marble montlej hung a smaller picture
of a little cottage, and the original was "
mine; Nathan had that morning placed
the deeds in my possession, and I was
coming to Glenburn to live, too. The
suburbs of this eharuamg village were
fast assuming' a civilized appearance
under the humaue management of the
On a pleasant day a white-haired old
man, bent with age and sorrow, may
be seen, slow ly pacing the garden walks
of Glenburn Hall, and a small, woman-
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