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PA TV PA Wn MICH., IBID A Y, FEBB UAH V 90, 1874.
WHOLE NO 986 VOL. XVI II. NO. IS. ghe rue Northerner, Is PrBLIBHKD F.VEBY FbIDAY, BT S. T. COITWAY. Office Corns er Kalamazoo ami Main Stuketh. t Kit Ms or srn.se nrrON, L50aYbab, - - In Apvakoe. .HI,Y,ls;:. TWeJnt frrmi Paw Paw connect with the came I Ulfll Trunin on the Michigan Neutral Railroad ui Lawton. going east and west . LEAVE TAW l'A . :.'i0 A. M.. returns from Lawton ut 7 A. M. J:4."i u. m.. Mail Tiaiu, BMt. B4BJ ). in,. Mail west, turn W;iv Freight east. S.' i. in. Kalain.i Accomodat SBSt, EP"Trainf rcturu to Pan I'aw on departure ol Hi i-i.in Central Trains from Law ton. JOHN lliLlNti Bnp't. HlCHltwA CBWTa1u .MAIN UNI. Train leave Lawton as follows: easy. we.t. Hail, 10:48 a. m. 8:16 p.m. Kalamazoo Ate. ?:4bp in. l:5s a. m. veiling Expreaa 1:40am 108 a. m. II. B. B ARGENT, Gen. Bupt. . v. mi), Att'l Gen. Bupt. BOOTH i:av n DIT1IION. w t. ... Baatararda a. m. p, in. a. m. p. m. 1150 45 Ive Kaianiaioo, arr. I0W l f5 IS (88 KendalPa ll i " II io i 13 Pine Grove, 880 It 88 i : w 50 Oobie'a 88 IS I 'io 5 00 HloomiiiL'dftle. '-' o Vi '.'At i ut .- 06 Beai Lake, 8 B 18 Bu i ::. 8 18 Colombia, - o" 18 M i IB St 8 Geneva 1 19 11 80 I ( S8o arr Bo. Haven, Ive TO" It :i' i B. I i RTiaiti Aaa't Bupt . BAXt) BIVBB VALLEY DIVISION. Train Westward, ,,,.,. Jackson. Arr. U. Rapidt ,: i uoa m I no pin Bvei tig Express Boupu bpm Mi li 30 i m 1 .'Jdi' m Train Eastward, y,.c. i .. lUiiwi-. Art Juckton Day Express 19 p U m Morning Express Ott" 10 80 ' M sed 1 4 oo r m i'. hi. sAKGENT, V. F BUSH. Oen'l Bup'l M. C K 1L Asst. Sitlt. PENIN8ULAB HALLWAY. Westward. Eastward. AB9 an a m l m 10 88 11 11 48 1 1 M i a oi 8oo ueia:t Lansing arrive 45 D 0") 4 08 :: ti :; Be "i 88 J ot i SI I of i S3 1! lo II It io 4S t,a:-l..;t B 10 881 Olivet, Bellevue, Battle Creek Climax, Brady, Bcboolcrafi . Mareellua Caeoj)o!i. Bdn ardaburK M iiiaw aka. I ;,.) ... rli s Eolith Bend, depart lo -;o L D. DILBLi:, I'rei. A. Gtn. Sap'L PAW PAW DIRECTORY. QBESBTTEBl IS. -William Wsich Pastor, T ierrices, lol-t a. Bt.,aadtltr. m. afWBBftt if :ubs. 4. TEEM, Ooaaty surveyor, i a Paw, Van . Buret, i nnnty, Mlchlnn, WI A I ' . MATXABB, B. Eclectic Phys . Burgeon. ofli -r. Peninsular Block. Brst eresi of Couii Bouse, ap-sttlrs, Paw Paw, 11" B. MAWKIX8, Broker, Notary Public and vt . ConveyBneer. Office over Longwell JfcOo Btore, niw raw. Mich. w AMI EL. HOLMEB, County lerk, Notary I'..llic at.d ConveyaiK er. Deeds, MortpaLres, Contracts, and all kinds of Conveyances drawn theahortest notice, and ut the u-ual rati. t'"!r-e In the Court House, Paw Paw, atlch. DM nMN HOUBE, J. M Longwell, Prop'tor r.; Paw, Mich. Btages leave dally for Booth li. I. iwr. nee, Hartli'i', Breed-viile and Mill ( F. Al.r.BN, Manufacturer and Dealer . NATIVE WINES, P4i Paw, Mich. I P. Al l aI W are, Upholstery, etc Ware rooms second door east of the Foot Office, Pae Paw, Mich. II N mi m:n. Fashionable Boot and Bhoo 1 1 . Maker. Ladlea, Oenta ami Miases Boots, and Gaite'.' made to order in l.rst claaa style. Bepelrlng done on reaaoaable term- and I "iinrt notice. Shop Brst door north of North bbnbb Otke. Sil t 05RB LICH, Faahionablc Taller, belae la V receipt of the latest New York Fashions -pared to do all kinds oi work in the latest : j. . BhopoverT. L. Hose' store, Pan Paw. t BOMB u. LAWTOX. Att rneyand Counselor .T at Law, Notary Public and Probate Jadge. Will bold Probate Court at In" Paw. on Mondav r,f ciirh week. ?1BBT NATIONAL BAKE, ol Pan Paw. Office i" north side ol Main street. doors west of Kalamazoo. A. SHE KM AN, TRES. K. i. BBtOttS, I AMl'R. R K HA BBS A KAltM l. Attorney- at Law. Oflice oer First National Bank, Paw l'aw. IIANDI.EII RICHARDS. MM I. E. BARN I'M. NH BOLBt lil 1 1, KB. Photographer.-, and deal ers in Picture Pra mea .Bt srsosropes and iter oscoplc views, Mouldings, Engravlnps.Chromos and Lithographs. Rooms on Kalamazoo street, te thS Dyckaaan House, Taw Paw, Mich. HIJCELE1 BBOTHEBB Livery Btable,Pan Paw Michigan, is the largest and best equipped of i i.v fl the on m y. Fiue horses, new and elegant arriaersto lit. Office nnd Stables north-tart of Djckiuan House, north side of Oak street. C10MSTOCE A BOWLANB, Attorneys at Law and Solicitors in Chancery. Agents for Hartford nnd other Insurance Companies. Office Main street, first door east of the Court HoBSC, Paw Paw. atlch. D. E. Cobstoi K O. W. Rowland. !i-.S. A i Bl it I -i U Kson. At torn; and out office opposite 11. e Court nOOSS Paw PBWtM ' II A Itl.l s L. tin B, Attorney, Coui vv solicitor. Oflice opposite tne Oonn Hon as, i .s l aw. Mil li. B.HATHWAT, B. Bv, I - lai tad Bm . geon, ProfeesioBBl sella promptly attend office at his Residence, on EalaaMBOo Paw Paw. Mich vi K. DIBBLE, H. Physician and Burgeon. H . Li Orangi r Block. J. I WBKI.Ws. .. fhyslclan and Surgeon. l . Office over Kilbnrn A Hndson'i store, Paw tNDRKWN, M. B., Physician a. : Burgeon. I v LAWRENCE DIRECTORY. tlnctitccs v"ubs. p i . A I . V (JMABWHTH, dealer In Dry I j. .oii-. Clothing, Millinery dood-. Bout - nda ... Groceries, 1 J t and Caps, tloeeas ware, ete.. Lnwmnce, Mich. p B. OLEYEIiAHB, M. It.. Physician and Bur jjjm gaaat, Lawrence, Mh h. UILLIAH H. CLAf Ornamental Painter. Lawrence. Mich. House, Hlgn. and Garrlaf e Paintim:, Orainlag, Papering and Ka -uming done to ordei S BOWK, dealer in Drugs, Med cines, H , ery. Groceries1. Hrnhe. Perfumery, etc ,rcrribt!on ' srelii'lv iirsosred. Lawr. t DECATUR DIRECTORY. SusiiuBS (faros. i) i 0MB Deeator, Michigan, W. H. Camoi.i . Proprietor. I TPTOJ A KHK11BAN, Attorneys at Law, Bo Ulicitors i" Oiancerv and Notaries Public, office ot Circuit Court Coaun'r for Van Buren County Loans negotiated and Collections at tended to with promttneM, Town Hall Building, Decatur, Mich. JOHN B, UPTON. IOI1N I. II ERMAN. W mom BEBBE. Attorney at Law. (Met i in Chadwiek I Block, Decatur, Mich. S51 1 MMJTBB A t Ol.MAIS, Attorneys and Counselors r at law and Bollcltora la Okawoery. OflkM la Poor'i Block, Decatur, Mich. M-W1..N Hi-TKll. IKROMK COLMAN. Dlt B. J KIM. Bubsbom Dentist. Mtoej Residence on Deleware Street, one door west ot Abbott's Store. Decatur Mich. J. DOWB, Oenernl Dealer In Family Granaries, . Crockery, etc Teas made a peetalty, Phelps .M et, Decator, Mich. We MISCELLANEOUS. sitttintM aftxta. M MABOA, Physician and Burgeon. Office near Adam-' Mills, Hno Grove. Will at tend proaaptlj all profaMlonal order, special attention given to Burgery ana the dlseasci of Women and Children. PIC T T' R E 8 NICHOLS & BUTLER, i'hotographeiH and Dealers in oVAL and SQUARE FB MKS. PICT I BE COBD. etc. Also i HBOMOB, ENGBA VINOS, 1,1 rHOGRAPIIS, PH01 1 IOBAPHS I EBB ITYPE8, HTEBEOSOOPEi KSB VIEWS. COPYING AND KNLA1D -INt . done to order. By imrchaHing of ub you will secure the fat net Stvles. All work guaranteed, l.arges Stock in Die Ootinty. Call and examine specimeua. Koomb over E. G. 1'mtler'n store, l'aw Paw. Mich. 072tf Nichols it BOTUB. FURNITURE WARE. The attention of the public Bl respectfully called to my Large Stock P II R HI T II R E Consist intc ot eveiytning uameable in the Furniture Huiiit'. IJPnOIiMTEKllwG BBld K EPAIRIItJfn1 done promptly. PBIt E8 BEAJONABLE, AND BATIBVAC riON gi ARAKTEED IN ETBXI I VSTANCK. n . J'. ILL K a Main .v rBBET, Paw Pa W i. I. WHITMAN, l'K A I, KH I.N Vormont Italian ARB E , HEAD-STONE. Tablets, Etc., PAW PAW, - - MICH. 1 adopt this mode of advertising my business instead of employing agonts. My object is, to reduce the expense of the business as much as possible, so bv purchasing of me you pay no agent fees. Von can also save the expense of delivering the work if you choose ; besides you can select the Marine yoursoif.and seo the Bytlo of it, as it will be, so there is no possible chance for being deceived or being disappointed. By taking this course, there is a saving of from twenty to thirty percent according to how far the purchaser comes. Von can readily soo that the tnonev I save by not keeping agents goes to the purchaser in stead of the agent. Agents claim that they can furnish work cheaper. That cannot be done, unless done by Apprentices. I furnish no work of that class as I employ no Apprentices. My ork and material cannot be questioned. BV" I'atronie borne, if you can. nnd save inonev bv so doing. Bit UV Everu f'amifj Should keep Pago's Arnica oil alve in the bouse. It cures rheumatism, 'sprains, swell ings, salt i beiim. fever sores, chilblains, scrof uia sores, piles, ulcers, sore eyes, burns, caked breasts, Ac. We simply ask that the afflicted will try one box. the use of which will convince the most skeptical, and do more to introduce it into favorable notice tban volumes written in its praise, ' very day brings some new testi monials from Physicians and others of the wonderful cures they have effected with it. The following convey the sentiments of all QflBlva, .lanuary, 1866. Mr J. M. Paoe Dear Mr i I commencod using your Arnica Oil alve in my practice some three years ago. During the' time, I have used it in DBBMfOOl cases of Dipthena. I always apply it to the throat warm, and in no ease where I have used it nave I ever known the disease t go to tbo lungs, nor have I lost a patient wi h that com plaint when 1 was called in tho Csi instance. I have also used it with the bcsi success in cases of Piles. Kbetunatism. Salt Khenm Croup, Erysipelas, scarlet l-'ever, and in fact in all cases where an external remedy is required. I would with greatest confidence, recommend it to tho profession as a romedv that will do all mat is Immed for it. and in no case will it do harm. II. I . BBSS, M. D. It ir warranted to give satisfact.o i. or the money rafosded. sold l Dtu-gistuat li.V cents a box, and will bo sen' by mill on receipt of M cts Ml orders should be addressed to 'MtPl .1. a. Paok, Geneva, N. li- ol Bilnioii. II,. oo , i.artnovrthip heretofore existing botweeti C. A. Harrison ami n. i . kicIihi , m f;,M ,iav dn solved bv mutual OOtMMH i s. w l incombo taking the interest of . . BAirUoa coot inn nag the real e-tate buaiuess undei the linn name of Dnncombe .v Kicbardson. Ml del,, , due the old tirm will bo paid to ar 1- "n- C. A. Haubis.iv. M. I . l!r HABDSON. Paw Paw. Dei-. :i0. 7.1. ?79-t:i. THE BRIGANDS OF THE WEST, OH- JOHN" HiOlsTG-, The Wolf of the Prairies. The fema)e who had charge of the kitchen, whence the Wolf of the Prairies bad been con. signed, was a stout German girl of Bomo twenty years of age, with a smart, black eye. a cheek whose flaming color seemed as if it had been scalded in, or as if its very blood was constantly oozing through the pcres, and about whose whole appearance there was a prevailing plump ness which appeared ready to burst its confines, not only at the girdle, but at every point of her contour. She received the negro's reference of the visitor to her hospitality with some surprise, but having measured him from head to :not with a steady stare, and finding nothing re pulsive in his appearance, she pointed out a stool and motioned him to -it down. Tho kettle which was to su;ply hot water for the folks up stairs was steaming on the hoi . a large cat lay coiled upon tho hearth, tho bright tins which graced the wall rellocted hack the cheerful ligbt oi the lire, and the whole scene waa a picture of domestic comfort that entered tho soul even ot that man of blood, and made him draw a long breath of virtuous pleasure, the like of which had seldom been the lortuuo of his ferocious lite to feel, it had been his lot to be born of parents who acknowledged i I the world no obligations, even of good manners, who bad bequeathed to him tho spirit oi a wolf, and inculcated outlawry by a disregard of all those household forms and nice :amily deco rums, which smooth the soul and train it by an imperceptible system in the road ol order. He had grown runklv and irregularly. Ins impulses and habits taking shape from the mtnuto c i; ric es of affairs around lum. at: the Bandy Bttlta of the beach is fashioned by tbc v.inds until it settles into rock. Nevertheless, though he bad only seen them bv accident, and beheld comfort in glimpses, ho knew how to appreciate both when they fell in hiB way, as a savage may feel instinctive joy at a strain of cultivated melody' or as a stream, wlncb has been trained in tho perplexity of a thousand declivities, basks in sereuo repose, in every broad lacoon which spells al! its fretfulness previous to a new descent. ach was the breath of satisfaction which the perverted robber drew as he laid Iub bundle on the floor and cast bis eyes around the tidy room The girl bustled in bis service, and soon a dial) of plethoric rolls, which exhaled a fresh and grateful odor from crevices where they had burst with their own steam, was set before him and a dish of boef to mat h, which told the epilogue of an abundant dinner. When the edge if his appetite bad been somewhat over laid, tbo marauder directed his attention lather more closely to the girl who had planted herself opposite him, and conceiving her to be in a plea-ant mood ho ventured to bein a conver .. tiou. At nrst he found her hosititing and re luctant, but soou an adroit simplicity of man ner, whicn he knew well how ;o assume, won her respect, and gave him an exchange of chat out of wbich he drew various items that lie quietly noted down in his memory as likely to be servu-ahle to him. We can only march into the cauhdeuce o: a person who M skilled in the forms and ceremonies oi society by degrees but wiien the simple and the ignorant let down tne baniets of reserve, tbe road to their trust is generallv left open, it was so with the ermaugirl. and bfltOOO the old gentleman of t he .Mansion who had directed him to the kitchen had sent -la k to summon him up stairs again, Long iiad several compliments witn Barbara, and learned, among the rest of her free com" municanons, that the negro Jack had a sweet heart within a short distance of the farm. This he had learned by saying he had understood that .lack was devoted to Mr. Henderson : whereupon be had obtained the reply, that his informatirm was so true, that tho fellow had abstained from marrying a yonug wench whom he fancied very much rather than ieavo his master. From this poiut all further particular on this branch weio easily elicited, and the iob b88 stored the facts away as a means which would belp him a long way to his ultimate pur pose, llefore following -lack up stairs, l ong took from his tinker a plain gold ifeag, and re marking to Barbara that he perhaps might never have the good fortune to see her again, dropped the trinket in her bosom as present. There was no chance on her pai t to refuse it, for it des. ended m an instant beyond the reach of her tmgers. and the most she could do was to blush back the compliment from behind her ears her chooks being always at a climax. The old gentleman of the mansion took the robber to his private room, and there com menced questioning him as to the wealth of tbo lictitious Mr. heppard who proposed the purchase of bis farm. I he answ ers of Long were of course in keep ing with the hypothesis on which he had ob tained entrance to the bouse, and ho described the circumstances of the illusory capitalist of Carliuville so adroitly that the old gentleman WBB at length induced to assume that he know lum. and had only introduced this investigation to ace if tho views of his visitor would square with his own. not an unusual cour-n w ith peo ple of vain minds, but one which unlor unately never fails to load them into trouble, i he old gentleman then entered into a fluent descrip tion of his e-tato on the Macoupin, represent ed that ho had not finally concluded to sell, but that, as he bad a desire to return t; Massa chusetts, ho would, if a proper sum were offer ed, part with it. As a measure of the price he mentioned that be bad received five thousand dailr out a te . days before for a part thai waa inferior to t o reserve which ho now had on hand, and winch m atfdB on had the advantages of the mansion and excellent out houses, which Im visitor might inspect in the morning. What will be the terms or sale?" asked I .on. . "In this case I would make them favorable," said the old gentleman. ' I obtained nearly all cash for wha I BBipiaad of the other dav. but for tbiH farm I would take a mortgage of one uBif." The information of Hunt waa now confirmed, and tne robber at lie looked wistfully at the old faabioued bureau with ita Iiou'h bead and i rass r inert revolved quickly in hie mind the I with which be might knock the old man in the head where be uat and dart out with the treasure, if hit comrade were only aware of hie chances and hard at hand to cover bis re- treat and assist him in his flight. The heavy foot-stepB of the negro Jack, however, checked him in these fancies, and reminded him that it were better to reserve his mental speculations until the external performances ot tins scene i were through. Tho negro called to inform bis master that some friends had arrived from the other side of the creek to pass the evening, whereupon tho ' old gentleman brought tho interview to an end by informing tho disguised rohlier be would order a bed flxed up for him in the garret that 'night, and that on the morrow he would see i if ho could uot irive some employment, enough at least, to 00BBBT :ta until be could hoar from Carlinville. In the meantime ho might go down etairs if be pleased and smoke a pipe ,n the kitchen. l ong gladly availed bimaatf of tins privilege, and it may be imagined that ho turned it to tho bc.-t account by the address w hich we have seen bim exhibit in his previous interview with Bar- 'bara. Before be was summoned to retire he bad apprised himself of all the secret w of the farm, and settled m bis mind how to turn the ; intonnatton to account. In short, as he sat jpuflimg io the chimney nook, he had formed ' his plan. In the morning he rose earl v, and before the lamilv of the mansion were astir -e; out for a niece of woods in tho direction of the north- ' east, where he bad been instructed bv Hunt he would find his comrades Fox and Birch. Thov had set out m the night on horseback from the i station of 'he o'd counterfeiter, and when they , delivered the horses on which they had ridden back to the youths, who had accompanied them, were directed to proceed some two miles further : on, and halting at a bend in the creek, where i a thick wood Hanked a morass, wait till they i hoard Long's signal. Long walked briskly forward iu the grey ! of the dawn to some three miles distance from j the mansion, and when he arrived at what seemed the concerted place be drew his pistol, i which was charged for a light report, and tired ! it in tho air. Jn an instant afterwards the sig nal was returned from the bodv of tho wood which he had just entered in like manner, and a shoit walk brought the nafarions companions again into each others' presence.' "Well, what luck?" asked Fox and Birch both in a breath. Good luck." said Bong. M I have succeeded admirablv. and have formed mv plan '' Let's have it," said Fox. I The Prairie Wolf then detailed all that had I taken place from tho hour of his arrival at tho j mansion : confirmed the report of Hunt as to i the pu.banlo amount of money which was in I the house, and gave a humorous description of the progrcsB wtaoh be had made in tho regardn t of the Dutch damsel in the plump boddice and ! blazing cheek. " Ah. I am always- out of the wav when there I .s a rcai goou iniug on mo carpet, sain JJircti - I 1 A, . .. . I with a smile at the latter portion of tho story, "The female depaitmen of our enterpnses ! ought always to be allotted to mo." "in this case." replied Long with assumed , to tllC robber with her eyes: hfl was like a gravity, "that branch must be confided entirely j machine of iron, remorseless and incxoiablo, tome, as it is altogether probable that I shall and proceeded with his work BO it it were tho be expected to endorsmy advances by a pro- BBOBt oadfeBBfy teak ifl lite. When she wasse posal lor the young woman's hand." f','fi,.v gagged he bound her foot and hands. "Whew!" said Birch with a long whistle, j ' aptain Jack is going to become a man of i gallantrv. What next ? " Never mind. Bob, I've something in the , same hue for you." replied ' apt. .lack. " But vour plan.' said Fox. with a business air. Mv jdau is this.' answered Loaf, " I tind I I shall be obliged to sleep to-night at a house on ! the extreme end of tbo farm where two of the joki fellows men reside: but I have got the girt of the bouse so sweet, that I can frame a pretence that will peisuade her to let me in tho ieane, for a moment over the lod. and being basement Tor a little chat after the family re- ( convinced that be was sound turned to the bu tirotobed. I can then ..core ini nnd let you fmm .s bo moved a wav from the con oh he in. If 1 fail, we shall be obliged to scale tho balcony in the rear " " But the nigger: how are we to manage him ?" said Fox. "By decoying him out of the way," said Lontr. aud wo mnHt use the wench for that purpose. Hindi miiBt therefore go to her hut which is only a Bhort distance on the other side of the creek, take possession of it, and behave in a manner that will induce her to run to the mansion for her lover. It is the nearest place, so she will be sure to go there. There is no- body at the but but herself, a child, and a de- crepit old wench, so the thing will be very easi- ly done. As soon as she goes out you must follow her, and when -lack leaves the mansion you muBt enter it with me, or wait till I have secured and gagged the girl. The folks goto bed early, so we shall not have long to wait after dark to commence our work. The nigger locks the house up, tharef ore his departure will give no alarm, and in the worst viow of tho atfair. even if I cannot BBMOtti with the girl. we shall tiud the house lightly fastened diirini' his absence." "But. how shall we foel certain, ' said Fox- " that he will remain away long nnough for us to accomplish our purpose ? " " Never fear that, ' nn-weied Bong, "there will bo two motives for him to prolong his stay expectation of Hobs return to trouble Ufl mistress, and a desire to remain in her com- pany." " I don't fancy mv part of tho job," said the Dandy Captain, "but PS undertake it. It's rather long since I've seen I woman, but I would bavo referrel ono not done np in black. " " Well. I'll pans the Dutch girl into 88881 handsafteryou laave the black one," said LoBB. " and then you'll have two to my one." " We shall have no time for nonsense after w e enter," said Fox severely. " We shall have to keep our eye on the man in the at'ic." ' I think there will bo no difficulty with him," id B nc. " Tic Is a heavy headed fellow who looka aa if be aleepa like a lop, and beaidea there are two doora letwpeti lmn and t he Hcoond door and where the oi l man ben. I have a light foot, and if everything goen on well I am io hopea we shall get along without any violence or nome." "Well, so far so itood." said Fox. UU the thing goes straight through at the house every thing else is tixed. Hunt is to have horses reauy at a turn or me creea, some lour nines down, called Brock's Point, for Uiroe nights in succession, commencing with : in M. We must row down as far as that, and then make our way to I lanilmrgh wiih all the speed we can by the main road. We must tliero call on Ja ok Burns, and get means o Bl 088 BhO Mississippi at once When we get on tho other side we "ill 08 snug. " Everything being thus laid out and assigned to their several hands, the robbero had hut little further conversation and separated to await the. hour to carry out tho plan, -Fox and Birch i c- treating back into the solitude of the word and Bong returning hastily to the mansion. Fortune seemed to be in a good humor with villainy and everything worked into Long's hand, i he master o? the mansion gave lum a job at splitting rails, and suffered him to take his meals for that day at tho house. This af- forded him moro opportunity to cultivate tho K001 opinion of the girl, and by large repre- sentations of his prospects and tact at work ho inspired her with the notion that be would be n moBt eligible BBOtoh, Tbo interview at night a9 arranged ou the representation that he 1 ninst per haps leave tho farm on tbo following i day. and not return in that direction for sov" eral weeks. When the tea table was cleared away that evening tho family retired at on-e lo bed. to make amends for the unusual sittings wbteh ! ,heir visitors of the previous night had exa ted from them : and Jack, who was alw av- the la-t afoot, called to liarbara to hurrv np her work and commenced locking up the house, lust at this moment, and as he was putting i;. tho bar to tho front door, there camo a light tap against j I it which arrested him in his purpose and mado I ! him poll it open. The negro was surprised to find his dulciuea, Nancy, on the threshold, and j ' when ho listened to her rapid communication i 1 he was surprised tho more. Kunuing. down ; stairs to request Barbara to fasten the door be- j I hind him ho said ho would be bOOl in half au hour, and then without stopping for Ins hat ran ( with the wench to the shore of the creek. He I did not wait to take a circuit for a small bridge j situ -.ted a few rods above the house, over which : woman Ban jusi crosseo, am put am m nan tcr' l0Bt and rowed her to the OthT BBtt of the creek in a direct line- While tho negro was disappearing in this di- ' "tiou three dusky figures met in front of the mansion, vhid.had been thus abandoned by i,H Miardian spirit, and after a low, wlnspcied interview drew near th." basement door When within a few yards of if ono "topped in advance of the rest, and waved bis companions to shrank close to the wall while ho proceeded to tho entrance. He then went up to tbo doot, tapped lightly, and in a moment had the satisfaction ! of hearing tho bolt withdrawn lor bis admission. Win n the girl had clos-d tho door behind him and turned to give him a fresh welcome, the ; robber grappled her suddenly by the throat, and I II 1 1 1 1 La 1 ...,,.. 1 a hbh "o'""" u,llu,"l otuaou ff? m her moutli. wbicti lie -trew from irs pocket all prepared for tho onrpose. UWM B vain she tried to cry out : in vain sho appealed and laid her in a corner where sho could not soe his companions when the; nteicd. Hal three robbers tool, otf their shoes in tho kitchen and under the lead of Long, who took the light ffOB9 the table, advanced Bteelthily up stairs Arriving at the second Hour. Birch was stafion- od at tho foot of the garret flight to guai d against the descent of the son, and Long and Fox went to the old man's door. The Prairie Wolf slowly turned the knob and advanced inside. There was a light burning ou the table, but the old num watt hhIooo t,,,, motioned to Fox, who stepped in his place and diawinghis knife held it over the old man's eves in cbbo ho should awake while Long was at his work. Tlie feet of tho robbers were noiseless, but Long was not so lucky with 'be old human. 1 1 a n- tract nil tbn bunch of knv from tho Iwwer drawer without uoise. but as he turned the master key in the lock of the drawer which was tho depository of the treasure ;t gave a loud snap which started the old man awake. When his eves met the terrible BgBMOf the assasin Fox standing over him with the shining blado of his bowio knifo glittering in tho air. he would have shrieked with foar, but the brigand anticipating the alarm stopped it with his hand, and as he waved Ins weapon threat" eningly aloft he whispered to his captive that no harm should come to him if he would but be still, but if he moved again, or made the slightest noi-e. he would BtSBWl hie BBBfl n twain. The old man mado no answer but a gTOtBI and L ng. having now secured the treasure, re- tnmed and helped Fox gag aud bind bim, as they Bad the girl, in order Ihatno premature alarm should subject them to a quick pursuit. Leaving tho owuer of tho BBB08 in this condr tion, tho three robbers rotumod to the kitchen. put on their shoes, and loft the houso nir.ktng their way to tne en ' Damnation, the nigger has taken tho loat on the other sido," sail l.ong. as thty reached 1 bo bank. " I low tho hell could we BWt been so stupid.' ami Fox. warn bbbbb o.b,u,1 ,,,,1." Bmm i " . .-.1 mH1 i . . . , .. said Bong. . onimencing to pull oil bis poacoat. "It's not exactly the kind or weather for such amusement, hut an exigency is no time to BfttB enmfort.' .. ri . , . i .. "Hold, said Birch, seizing Long by the shoulder. " there comes th nigger now." " Hush I speak 8M) . -aid Bcng ' ha be bind this wood-shed: 8MBB8BH take bin he come up from the bank. If he rtk. hen tie hotiHe now lie will reloaae his matner. get np homes, ride down the bank, and cut us off long before we can roach Brock .-t Point." The tin ee asHaasine at these BBBRBi tnrunk behind a little abed, which t bo gigantic negro must )bhh. and drew their knivee. Bbbj looked around an ht pulled out his weapon axid espy ing a heavy stick of wood which co :Jd be need as a emu pui um i. um hnne. inn; . ,. i.k that would do the best. I he negro drew the boat up to thj shore, fastened it to :he stake, and then advanced slowly towards 'Le noueo. Ho pOBatd close to tho woodshed ;nd as he got Bluntly m front of the concealed maraudera some sound behind b;m Btrwel luj esr, and made him turn and look towards the -eek. Ar he Btood in tins position tTOKiaiaad I M teBBBfaV Lie billet, which he had just picked np, and leveled witi snch foreo njion the negro's skull that it drove him headlong several feet upon the OBTth. ' We shall have to make a job of this now we are about it. ' said LoBg, b I B ( ran Bp to the negro and drove his knife twice into bis body. J he negro, who waa completely stunned, made no answer but a groan, and the three miscreants then sprang ,nto tho loat and, bidding the scene of their cthni . od-bye. pulled away with all their BtrOBgtl towirda Broekl Potfil Thev made good speed, for they had the stars to help them, and a . ording to their regulations they found three horses at tho appointed palOfl awaiting them, They mounted, and mforaaiag the HMO WOO ; had them in waiting that Host OOOld fOOd BO Burns', in HamLuigh, lor his share of tho night's work, tossc ! biru a or.' . : raiBOOa and dashed off at full spec.:. The onxantnie Mireury My ; Boloaattl Baid, " In tho multitude of counselors tnere :s safety." This was not tho exponen.o of a gentleman in a neighboring beauty wto recent ly sought OOUneel ko a moo Whotoui he was in terested as an executor. He BOBBJll re treat of men learned in the law. ir 'aid the case before the senior menu er of ?n firm, and was advised according to the 1a bob pre sented. He asked the price of toe eoinsel given, and was told .t2o would mac the "nooks balance. Ho was astonished that so fee wore Mionld lo valued at so many shekels bo vowed he would not pay. and started away, in the ante-room he was overtaken by 'he junior member of the tirm, who, in a few well- ee lee ted wOrde, convinced the rOCttotrtBui tho: tbo law- yet I had fuBBBod a 'granfe,H and allowed no Outside oirtBUttetaJMWa to .ontro! the PHoO of their products. He concluded to sao trouble, vexation and costs io pay and baTO dona wUll it. After returning nnd d6p. -;:ir;g the Ice, un . kin started to leave, wi..n t'.e Jm.... again overhauled him witb. "See bora, my friend, 1 have saved you a deal of cost and trouble by the advice I gave, and it is but rOQOOInblB that l s.houid bv. ootfipaaaaiad. By , :. a .o t5. 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