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Is published Semi-Monthly
T erus.—One Dollar per year, payable in advance
Or, The Way the Women are Treated.
Chapter 3.
Mr. Bragger was in the business of
having ships built, and always kept a
large company of men of all sorts around
him, and as he considered himself rich,
and withal possessed an unbounded dis
position or faculty of boasting, jomned to
the most disgusting oaths and vulgarity,
that he was known all about the com
munity, far and near, as Mr. Bonas
Bragger, and my friend Clara Trueman
knew her man and uuderstood his chay.
acter from the first hour that she met him
and she had often heard Lawyer Stead
man daclare that Mr, Bragger wasa man
of no principle, and, of course, depended
entirely upon his money, and she had
seen enough of him a hundred times to
be entirely disgusted, but she had her
victory to gain, and had armed herself
well for the battle. She felt determin
od, if all friends should give outand fail
her, to still persevere until her object
was accomplished. Buat now with all
that could be done at the Savings Bank
or in any other way by her friends, it
lseemed that the 'shavers had claimed it
for their own. Now comesalong Mrs.
Fenno, as she hsd heard that the estate
was to be sold for about two thousand
dollars. She had come to look over the
premises, and being well pleased with
the house and situation, she said it was
her intention to purchase it for herself,
and wished to know if Mrs. Trueman
and her daughter was willing that she
should come to the auction.
“ Oh, certainly,” said Clara, *“ You
have as good a right to come as any one,
and if it is to be sold in that way [ shall
hope to see you here, for [ believe there
are quite a number of persons that
would like to have it.”
All this time Mrs. Trueman was like
a ship in a storm on the ocean, for the
long attachment of fifteen years to her
home had made it seem-dear es her life;
and then there was Luke, still doing
worse than nothing at all. ;
«Oh! Clara!” Mrs. Trueman ex
claimed, * where shall wego? Where
shall we.find so pleasantahome ? Ch'!
my dear child,what will be our situation,
now thatlam old and love my home
so dearly, that nothing seems to look
pleasant to me, only when we are here
together” ‘
«Well, Mother,” rejoined Clara,”‘
don’t be discouraged, I think I shall save '
it yet. You see I am détermined to
keep searching, and if it should be that
Mr. Bragger hurries us so that we can
not get any one before it cemes toa sale
why then we will get our Frank Fear
ing to buy it for us, and look again fora
chance to sell our mortgage. Butl do
not consider Frank very wellacquainted
with our city sharks. He will learn
their manners by and by,” continued
Clara, “for lam sure he wlll have very,
‘much to learn before he dies, or he too,
will loose all his property. But I have
many plans in my head, mother, do not
fear, we will fix them yet. Your daugh-,
ter will never give up. But here comes;
Lawyer Steadman, and we will see what'!
new plan he has in view for us.” '
“Good afternoon, Mr Steadman,”|
said Clara, “what is your prospect now |
for us? or what is the next proposal you
would help us to do?” % ,
“Why,” said the lawyer, “I should
think we may geta Savings Bank to
take this mortgage, surely, as well as
not, certainly it is a very good property, |
Wl:fn the Knl of the bells, for freedom shall souud,
And the white flag ofm-ce waves high o'er the ground.
Then all that *s for Liberty and truth will appear—
And shine like the stars that freedom holds dear.
and I think 1 should advise you to send
them a proposal immediately.”
““Send them a proposal?” said Clara.
“Never, Sir, after a visit to this Com
pany of Shavers, I am sure [ never shall,
for [ know enough of them already, for
they have made such uneqeal laws and
have locked up their money against wo
men. They say that women are sel
dom ever accommodated at their Bank,
for fear they should be sick, or fail to
pay their interest. No, Sir; as the Lord
lives, and as I live, I will never call on
sueh impostors again to let me huve
money on a mortgage. [ have already
learned enough of their unequal laws. [
am thinking,” continued Clara, “thatl
shall search no longer among bankers
and shavers, and speculators, but shall
go immediately into the country, and
sea bessghe farmers and mechanics get
along, for in six days more, and our es
tate must be sold, if we cannot obtain
the money for Mr, Bragger.”
“Well,” said Mrs. Trueman, ‘ go on
then, my daughter, go on.”
“[ shall work as for my life, mother,”
said Clara, “I have all my plans in my
head,and my heart shall go with me too,
mother, Six days will do something
for us.” o
« But I will call on my Lawyer again and
learn how much he has done.”
. ¢ Good morning, Mr. Steadman,” said
Clara, *“ I have come to know what you
have done.”
« Well,” said the Lawyer, I find that |
can do nothing more unless it is tnken out
of the paper, and I really think that we
must let it come to an Auction.”
« Well,” said Clara, “ as we have had
gix days to look round, and you tell me of
no prospect in view, I will go to Mr
‘Bragger’s again, and see what he intends
we shall do.”
“ Well,” gaid the Lawyer, “that would
be a good plan, for | am sure we could
raise the money if he would entirely take
it out of the paper.”
“ Well, then,” said Clara, I will goand
inform my mother, and ocall on Frank by
the way, and tell him about our plan, and
in fifteen minutes more Clara Trueman
was seen in Frank Fearing’s store.
« « Now Frank,” said Clara, “I have one
more battle to go through, and if Mr.
Bragger will not have the sale put off, will
you stand by our estate? 1 wish you to
understand that we know our friends, and
those that would take away all we have if|
they could. Fear not, Frank,” said Clara, |
«we very well know that Mr. P. Green |
would set you against us if he could, aud
we know too, that you will have much to
learn in dealing with our City shavers.—
We would give you an opportunity to do
something for us, that you will be honored
in feeling that you have been our friend.—
Remember, continued Clara, that it is by
our deeds we are known, and not by our
words alone, Frank. True friendship is
always known by its deeds, and now by
thisact we shall know that you are our
friend. You shall not loose anything by
us, This is not our intention [ assure you,
This we shall be able to prove to you.—
Let Mr, P, Green say what he may:
“ Yes,” continued Clara, he has told you
to keep entirely clear from helping vs, and
is foolish or green enough to think we
don’t know it. No, Frank Fearing, we
do not intend you shall lose a dollar by us,
But we do mean to save our estate and
now is the only time for you to help us.—
Say what you will do,” continued Clara,
| ¢ for we are determined not to sell our es
|« Well,” rejoined Frauk, ¢ Ishall stand by
' you, if you will do as you say. As I am
now engaged in busivess, so that I shall
'{nced all my money, therefore I shall not
be üble to purchase it myself, but I hope,’
continued Frank, ‘that you will go to Mr.
Bragger’s to-morrow, and state the case
fairly to him, and I think he will not be so
mean as to drive you to sacrifice your es
tate, when he knows that his money is safe
so long as it is on the mortgage. 1 will
call on you when you return,’ said Frank,
and see¢ what success you have had.
When Clara arrived back to her moth
er, and told all her plans, Mrs. Trueman
remarked that her trouble was very hard ;
she could not tell what had become of her
son Luke, and all things seemed to go
wrong. Must you go there again, my
daughter ? Ah! I fear that we shall lose
our estate, but it is all depending upon youw
I have no one to look to but you, Clara,
and I know you will do all you can; so if
nothing else is to be done, continued Mrs.
Trueman, then go to Mr. Bragger’s once
more, but | know they are all joined to
gether, (the shavers) to get our estate if
they can.
The next afternoon Clara was making
her way again in a stage-coach, for the
home of Mr. Bragger.
Oa her arrival, she happened to see him
near the house. So away he come, dash
ing along as though all things on earth was
at his command, hollowing and squealing
as though he thought every one deaf in the
room, and accosted Clara with the same
old tune of ‘how the devil do you ge
along with your mortgage ? I suppose you
have come to pay me the money, or I shall
soon have your estate.’
¢ No, sir,’ said Clora, ‘ Thave not braugh.
No. 10

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