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Waukesha County Democrat (Newspaper) - July 5, 1859, Waukesha, Wisconsin CARNEY. WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN, JULY tmttni Doctor, pushing up the blind ".voiir-fiitTrnr'eW- T' y PUBLISHED EVERY T U E S I) A Y M O R MINING, AT AVAUKESHA, BY P. H. CARNEY. Office :on Main street, in Barnes' new Block, Office nnd Mail subscribers per year, 59 payment 'if -not ran'tle-within' 'three taonths, 25 cents additional-still-bo charged if not within six months SO cents. KATES OF ADVERTISING. One column per year..........___.. SCO 00 Half sooo Quarter' 20 00 One sqaro 14 lines or 10 00 amounts 3 months, two- fifths the above rates. Any of'the above amounts, C months three- fifths of .the above rates. BcsiNiss'CAnDs per yqar, not exceeding four lines, 00 per line, for every line after tlio fourth, fifty cents per line. insertion, 00, each subso qunnt' insertion, .twenty-five cents. _ LEGAL ADVHIITI.XEMK.NTS paid for when affida- vits are given. 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The peace we all are needing, And never more have cause to say, That olden wounds are bleeding. moody and thoughtful, until at-last he told Iroorcne and her father that he must bid them farewell, and once more join in the noise and bustle of the times. "Oh, shall we see you no ask- ed Imorene, with heaving breast and a tremulous voice Unit startled the sol- dier. "I must go to my friends and mv home I am needed there." he answer- ed. "Perhaps you will sometime return this way, suggested the "and then we may sit down once more or.' DIORENE, THE SPANISH PEASANT GIRL, BY LIEUTENANT MUHRAY. 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Tlip- Courts have decided tlict refusing to take periodicals from the office, or, removing and leaving them uncalled f or, is prima facie fraud. The above is acknowledged by Courts in the United States. Business Directory. Alt men., titles, W. S. 1U.WKIXS, torney aud Coaasollor at Law, will rocclrt; anil loar iilcs, roeelro and sell real cstato on commission, ant generally attonu to all business In tho lino of his pro In any county In tho State of Wisconsin, wit! promptness and on reasonable terms. Ofilco In th B tcond story of Altlecn'o blauk, ovur Waukosha Coun iy Bank. HDBLBUI HASSKLL. Attornoj-s and Counsellors, 1'ractlclog In all Courts In this State, ana District Court of tliu United States Oconomowocj WIs. Jcpaclal attention given to tlio collection and sccur Jnff in any part of tho State.. BDW1N IICRLHUT. WILLIAM IIA3SKLT. K. M. KANDAI.L, Attorney and Counsellor at taw and Xotnry rublic OOlr.a In Altkcn'n stone block, Waukolia, Win. -1 VEJIXON TICHEXOK, Attorney anil Cbnncollorat Law and Notary Public Wnukotina. Office In Barncg' block. JOIIX K. QALLA.O1IKU, Attorney and Counsellor at Law nnd Solicitor in Chan eery..' Office In block, a IVwUpors Ens of the American Houao, Waukcnlia, Wls. _____11] W. D. IIOLBKOOK, Dentist. .-Aitiacial Teeth mounted on Gold, Silver and 1'lTot..: Offlce at residence, one door South of tho Methodist Chiircb, Wnukctbn, Win. _i WAUKESIIA EXCHANGE, Corner of Main and Went Division f tracts, Wnukcsha, 'P. N'. 1'roprlotor. ____n] House, Sign, Carriage and Ornamental Palntor. Shop on street, over- Blackwoll Tyler's Carriage Wisconsin. ni LA'DKLLE HODSK. OEOR'OK TAV, rroprletor.'Oconomowoc, WauitMha JOHN 0. COOK, PKysIclan 'and Office at Jils ros.ldcnce, 3 street, a few East of the AVaukosha County Waukesha. -s nl KOBE1ST DTJSLAP.-JR., 31. D., .Thyslclan Surgeon. .OHlco nt.liis dwolllnx-liouso corner.of Main and Bridge'stroutj, Waukesha, Wis consin." ,n34tf Attorney and Counsellor at LawnnilSollcltorln Chan, Waukcsha county, nl ;WM. II.-BURGES3, Justice of promptly attend to tho coir leetlon-.of debts and all business in the Justices'.line, Mukironago Village, Wisconsin. nl SMITH, Physteloan and .Clinton street, Waukesha, tho oldstand on Main'street. ul MAttSH'S and Land Offlce ,ST. county n27 'CAHROLJi COttEOK. -This Tnttltutlon, 'located at.TTanltesbv affords facllC- >br vhathir elasulcal or sdcntlflc, ptrlor to in this Mctlonof tho State; .....nl and. Retail dealer In all kinds of prorisloiW, cigars. otc tliirfl door of the UOIIIMI.; .'nl jfubionable Boot .and Shoo Maker. Also1, ilealer in j Dealeri in Drugs, Otis, Ma- Sk-srM-j, PcrfamcrT. Books, Trusses. ftc., .Mala N- McMAHOS, r flencral Grow Llqoor Dealer, Mill Street, Wou. Keiha, Also, of Notary donb fyrrectly aadon nl iypV: Artj'it, vv AD'S Attorney mt of Peace.- Office In Jaekson'g Block, Waukeshn.- Sin The civil wars which have distracted Spain so long have often given rise to some of the most romantic, incidents and scenes in real life that have received the sanction of history. Its sons, Ji-cd to ths use of arms, seemed never contented unless wielding the implirncnts )f warfare, and never more happilv situ- ated than when engaged in foreign or civ- il wars.. The events of'our story occur- red during this period of Spanish histo- ry, while her people were often arrayed one against the other. It was just nightfall in the district of Arragon, when a way-worn and weary soldier, with only his good and well-tried Toledo blade by his side, sank down be- fore the door of a peasant's cot, too much exhausted even to ask for the refresh- ments which he so much needed. Scarce- ly a moment elapsed, however, before the inhabitants of the cottage, discover- ing his condition, were busy in adminis- tering to his wants. The sturdy peasant who was iiiastcr of the cot, held a cup of wine to his lips, while a young and tcn> der girl, not quite bloomed to woman- hood, swathed a bandage about the bleed- ing arm, and bathed his temples with cool spring water. The soldier could only look his thanks, smiling languidly upon those who were tending him. His wound was deep and it bled so profusely that the cottager was obliged to raise him in his sturdy arms and bear him inside tho for he could no longer support himself. The little household was all a bustle and con- fusion to prepare proper aid and comfort for the wounded soldier. The matron was busy here, the father there, and the daughter in another place. He was care- fully watched that but ere the next day's sun had set the soldier had become delirious, and his wound presented to the eyes of the inexperienced cottagers the most fearful appearance, and reasoning from this, they feared that must prove fa- tal. But tho truth was that the fever that now'raged in his veins was more from of blood and consequent suffering, than from immediate character of the sword-wound that had disabled his arm. Day afrcr day passed, and still the soldier lay in a half dormant state of lethargy, the fever struggling with his constitution, one day seeming as though it must conquer the next per- haps growing-more feeble in its influence. Imorene, tho daughter of the cottager, was untiring in her delicate attention to the stranger; night and day she watched by his side, smoothed his pillow, bathed his brow, or moistened his parched lips. True, he secnicd scarcely to realize these kindnesses, yet a smile sometimes lit up his pale and haggard features while Im- was side. A strong constitution .and youth at iength prevailed over the fever, and day by day the soldier gradually improved, until.at last ho'wns' able to go once more .And thatgen- ,le, childlike .-form that had watched him through a tedious fever, the soldier wan- over lillsides and through dells musical with Kibbling fountains, and fragrant with lowers and here they would sit down he would telHher of such gallant deeds of arms, .and, such stones )t true love, and misfortune, and blissj hat poor Imorcno was lost in wilder n'c'Rt at his- eloquence, and dwelt wit! aptures upon the real melody of his Tint Through all this character there ran a melancholy, and he had scot-nee he very word's he often himself littered she knew little of humon nature, am othing of the world, and could riot, see bis. A 'discriminating wpiilc nyo thought him a man disgusted, with lie and yet he too for such a conclusion. Jlejnight >0'twenty-five or older singular reasos why o should'still remain at the Kit he had ,bceh: well enough dozen leagues if necessary.; -It :asjnot love that kept him for ibuglrlmorene loved, him so dearly that Betrayed 'thc'lan- ungo of her heart, ;yet tho: riiformly.'mosj; considerate, nnd ttentiyc-to heivjieve't1 spoke of love. had.-passed since _-the wounded soldier-.first sat .himself .down before ..tlio purso had been suf- weirfilled to 'enable' him amply the thought.'so agreeable and profitable ;a: visitor quite ;-a godsend to his'housei-' 'One day, n stranger'-pas- sing ..that.way, jhirii', in and when the traveler-had massed "I trust it may he was the reply of the now thoughtful guest. At that moment his eyes fell upon those of rmorene, and, starting as thou-rli an arrow had pierced his side.he said "Come, gentle one, let us walk once more through these loved and long-to be -remembered scenes before I bid all fare- well." A secret seemed to reveal itself to the soldier as they sat now together beneath a bank where oft thoy had sat before for lours together. lie read now the heart of the gentle one by his side, and placing in arm about her waist, and looking into icr face, he won from her the And then, as if his whole feelings at once changed, ho told her that he was timror-1 hy, vastly of her tender and 'irtuous affection; that his had been a vild and reckless life, and his hand in jattle had often been lifted to spill his cllow's blood; that he had traveled much, nd Imd been hardened by contract with' the world and in fact, that he could never make so and gentle a happy. She had no reply for his eloquence but a single pearly tear-drop. The soldier, while at the cot, had said little of himself, as it regarded his form- er life, while Imorene and her parents were too considerate humble as thev were, to seek for that information it was evident the soldier did not deserve to communicate. But now as Imorene sat by his side and realized that he was about to leave her, she could not but ask "And where is your homo, Senor for thus he had givcd his name to the cottager. "In Valentin, Imorcne. Ah, Imorenc.1' continued he, pressing her hand with his oivn, "I could wish my life had been dif- ferently cast, that I might dare to love thee nnd wod thee. But, alas I am un- fit to do either. I am unworthy of thy love: and yet. within this hour, I realize how sweet has' been the brief period I have dwelt with thee; and, alas! that do love thee unwittingly The following morning, when he left, he gave the cottager the contents of his purse, reserving a mere trifle for his jour- ney and pressing a small but costly ring upon Imorene, as a parting touch- ed his lips to her forehead, and wended his way on the mountain his distant homo at Valentin. Six months passed since the wounded soldier left the hospitable one' of those devastating tornadoes pecu- liar to the climate swept over to left notono vestage standing of that peace- ful habitation, entile were etation obliterate djcvcrything was'a wreck; and alas! with the rest, was lost Im- orene's mother, herself and father alone escaping. What should they er go Imornnc suggested The father was half broken-hearted by the loss of his companion and his Tic cared not whither .they went; and so on foot they turned their way toward the distant city; which Imorene believed held him she loved. She hardly expected to find him, or if she did so, she knew that he still loved her; but then the thought that she was so near idea that she might possibly see him, gave to her. lovfng taart incitement enough to carry her thither, over mountain and plain with willing though oftentimes wearv feet. At length they came in sight .of ,.Val- cntia, with its Moorish its manv turrets, palaces, and public But here they were lost in the labyrinth of-the streets, and the giddy mazes and turmoil of the -city. .They had come without any definite purpose, .and were now entirely destitute of means. Want stared them in the until- by some good fortune the father engaged his'ser- vices to a noble as gardener, and so 'ar- ranged the contract that it afforded him good accommodations for both himself and Imorene. Time passed on, and the father's skill began to manifest itself to' the lordly owner's eyes- lie was pleased, and vis- ited the servants cottagj at the'end of the gardt-n, where Imorene and her father lived. The owner, of'these lands and gardens .when, lie: found blooming within his palace walls a flow- er so .beautiful, as the .'peasant girl, lie was spell-bound by her cxquisito sweet ness of delicacy of her bear ing, aud the sylph-like grace of.her form. The father was surprised at the earnest- ness of; Don -Moranzo's questions .con- cerning his child and perhaps a troubled thought crossed his'mind when hisnpble master turned, away from the cottage door nnd walked back to the palace. 'Don Moranzo -had a- bad nnme in Val- entin he was n dnrk and. moody-spirited whom few liked to cross, still "ewer to be intimate with. His princK paKcIaim_tq..thp honor .to which ,ho ,was icld i.oJtho district'andicourt Svas iOwing to obtained, purchasing for him' what he'could not have otherwise sayrtbat Don. Mp_ ranzo was 'none, and .feared by, nearly all, we have told The only friend the peasant Gorman-l lo'and his'daiightef, had made j'n'Yalen- ia, was a friar the convent of Santa Clara. He watched over Imorene as i she had been his orily daughter. A.few months after the'introduction of Imorcne to Don Moranzo, he had in his vilencss planned tho dishonor of his beau- tiful dependent. All his advances had been met with such calui but firm disre- gard, that ho.was at first disconcerted but suddenly her father was taken ill.and sickened with fearful death came to the relief of his sufferings. There was something about the sud- den death of her father that struck the priest us mysterious. lie had very sud- denly died iti a manner that to his experienced eye seemed to indicate that he had been poisoned. Whether this was intentionally done, or otherwise, he knew could ho conjecture, save by the inference; and yet there was a lurking suspicion in his mind that Don Moranzo knew something more of his gardener's decease than he wished to ac- knowledge. The priest strongly suspect- ed foul play, and that the unprincipled cavelier had taken summary weans to rid himself of the gardener's prescnco.in order to accomplish his designs upon the innocent and unprotected girl. This indeed was the case, for she was at once removed to his own house, and placed under the strict guard of the do- mestics who knew their masters pleasure and who had been taught to consider his slightest wish as their law. Here the peasant girl was miserable. Though young confiding, she could not mis- take the fearful situation itr which she found herself. She saw danger, but alas! she knew no way to avoid it! Even the priest was no longer permitted to see her aud she felt indeed clone. _ Struck-vith the noble nature of the gii-lj and subdued by her quiot firmness. Don Moranzo at last grew to look on her as something necesiai-y to his existance, nnd even offered her his hand and title ir' she would his wedded wife. She had been placed on the alter reared in her own heart, and she could never love again. Don Moranzo had been drinking deep onu day. and at a lite hour came to Imo- rene's apartment.. She .siuv his excited state and trembled as ho came to her side. i Come, my pretty one., give me a kiss." I: Nay, Signor, I pray you respect my lonely situation 1 beseech But one, single kiss, Imorcne, for good night." "Signor, Signor! I am alone and de- fenceless, a poor weak girl. You would not strike me dumb with fear." But must and will have one." Hold she cried, raising her out- spread hands toward him. You a re strong and can compel me to this nity, ring is that iuteniptcd thy cavalier, as his eye by chance rested on her hand, wlierc they seemed riyitud. "Alas answered Imorcne, "it is the gift of one who was kind to me." "Let me see said Don Morauzo, half sobered atsomc surprise occasioned by thu jewel. After a moments examination of the ring, the cavalier with seeming amaze- ment, returned .it and let Imorene alone. As much surprised as delighted at this, the poor girl .soon Tel I asleep in innocent repose, but was astir again with the morn- ing light. By some lucky chance she discovered an unguarded door, through which she hurried down the garden paths and knowing well the grounds, was soon outside the palace walls, and hastening toward the neighboring convent of Santo Clara, where she threw herself upon the protection of the good priest, who had so long befriended her. The enamoured cavalier, however, at once suspected whether Itnercnc had gone and soon satisfied Himself of the truth of his suspicions. The priest was summon- ed, and bidden .to deliver her up, but this he -peremlorily refused to do. Nor would he hear of any bribery or offer, as a remuneration', if he would return the 'girl to what called her home. At hist, finding.his mood of attack avail- ed him nothing, the cavalier unmasked his soul, and he told the priest that unless sho was returned to him before nigh% he would surely take his life; that lie cared nothing for his office, and that ho would' iiotbe thwarted. Tho priest knew full well the revenge- ful character of tho man, and, though Tin .moved by his his threats, yet he betho'i him that he might make some arrange ment.by .which he could prevent any dccc 'of violence, and yet preserve Imorene.- lie therefore said: One, way, and one way only, will 1 deliver up to you this maid. 11 Name liithe presence of the Duke" "The It is useless to annoy him." '.'It is the only way." ".'Tis well. He will', right and command; that this perverse girl do give .me her hand in marriage." Within these two then, we will meet you .at the well. Play me no thy life shall be the forfeit.'' The pricsc procured for Imorene, and in--due-time led her wards the ducal palace, -where his sacred garb gave him ence with the Duke. .Already was Don Morenzo .already hnd'he.told his sat, instate jtbout.him. And .now; as he' entered, whose'-dnty-it do so, called7.-upon the priest.to speak'for.his the Duke.and show reason why he not consent to a union, with-one so vastly above her in' fortune and blood, and thus benefithcri selL'V..-; "May it please you, noble Duke, this gentle, maid is an but for pure and innocent as the morning dow. This Don is a bold, bad man nay; 1 care not for the frown of him or any 'ihe maiden loves him not. More than this, her young heart loves another devo- tedly, my m.blc Duke. And for these plain and simple reasons I claim her re lease from any and all responsibility to this man." Where is he whom the maiden asked the Duke, calmly. At that moment there rang through the court room of the palace a, screamt shrill and piercing that every one spriinj, to his feet, while Imorene, throwing back the. abundance of dark curls that screen's erl her face., looked toward the chair 01 state, where stood the Duke, now a pic- ture of amazement. It is Signor Gomez ejaculated the Duke, springing forward just in time to suppor her fainting form. "Iinoreno, it is indcec hy friend and longer the pool wounded snldier, but if thou wilt so per- mit, thy future husband, tho Duke of Val- encia." Imorene at once revived. On that breast she was happy indeed. Sho fear- ed nothing now, though sobbed as if her heart would break. Turning to Don Moranzo, the Duke Your suit and audic'ice are endod, may retire Signor." To tho good priest he presented his warm thanks nnd substantial evidence of his regard, and leading Imorene to his chair of states, he seated lior by his side and declared hor the Duchess of Valen- cia. old clock in the kitchen" warned-'-''me solemnly that my appointed time'had ar- rived, and with a slow, sad, yet noiseless left the Once out.in the opeij air, iny wonted lightness of spirit returned.' I'consoled myself with the thought that iir-'a few years I should return to my friends, and the husband of I have often wondered'since hov 'Y-e-e-s, stammeretf, "Humph f didirt you know bclCxsr'tlKin that7 that old grav'isn't worth a button' to go. .Why didn't you come up to mv barn and get my black Sk'm, hurry hurry away straight to: the barn and harness black sW ceeded in getting away from home 'with HY FIRST LOVE, That I was in love was a fact that did not admit of :l shadow ofdoubt. I depart- ed myself like a person in love; I looked ind felt a person in love. The affec tion that. had tiikcn possession of my youthful heart was no every day one. "f sure of that. There were not words enough in the English language to des cribo the height, depth, length, and breadth, of its grandeur. It was destined to be a grand accompaniment of the ages yet fixed principle throughout planet of surpriseing beauty in the broad heavens of home affections. My love was returned the strong yearn- ing of my niiiteen-year-old heart went out into tlio direction of tlio moat beautiful maiden in all-----shire, who in return, sent the yearning of her heavt to meet mine. Twice a as often..-is the. week cnmo around, I went up to the old brown house of Dr. Stoddard his daughter my love, and as regularly listen- ed to n recital of its return from the red lips uf my charming Janet. The good made merry at our cxpenc'e, and liis wife a wicked pleasure in constan- tly reminding us of our youth. Janet was lortiiro'd by sly reference to her pla house in tho shod, her long-sleeved piiu fores, and pantalettes of six months b i -L.' -Vr, r' o-sar o with his father'si. old horse! Bo.'qukk' Sam .-work in a hurry it's time they were.off." "Have you anything ffizzffis sis in a few moments; was jot-liS S win along towards the home of only dread was of the little sprite, Fan. If after all, she should betray us, .what a dreadfal, desperate mischief it would be. What iv .'wretched predicaiiiant affairs, would be in! I. groaned .aloud at the thought; yet I put a brave face upon the mutter.. I said if it was. right that we should go, we should go if it wasn't in all probability we should stav ath'ume ycc right or no right, if that 'miserable little Fan did betray us, I'd spend all mv days in avenging ihe was certain. Was in But we shall see. flow earnestly and anxiously 1 gazed- toward the chamber window of as, ifter fastening my horse by the walked cautiously up ihe long lane that cd to the doctor's hoiise. O, joy incx- jressible the waving of a white chief in the moonlight told me that everv- .hing was right; that in a few moments should clasp Janet fondly lo my breast, mine, mine forever." Ah, how happy I was so happy, indeed, that I stood still there, in the moonlight with my hands pressed firmly to my left side, for fear rny overloaded heart would. burst from me entirely. What a figure I must have then. What an Appollo f must have bokod, with my fine proportions wrapped filtered Janet, moving a step or two from me. ''Well, that's good forethought. -And as I live, there isn't a.bit of cake cooked- m tho house, either Can you make some while bread and bacon rind some brown broad and cheese, do, Jason It's all we I said, meekly, -step, ping easily as I could a little further from Janet, "Look, father and mother, quick; now the moon is out, and sec Jason's new coat and-hat from the window, her merry voice trembling with suppress- ed laughter. "Isn't that a splendid one, fitther just look at the length of it's "Just give'mb-my glasses, said ihe Doctor. "Is it a new one, Jason 1" "Yes, sir, rather I.said, giving an eager look in the direction of'the lane. drawled the eyeing me slily, "that coat is handsome ''And his hat, called the wicked little Fan. the and see ip in my wedding suit, was tall I wasaaiint: f was, slender I am sure I was lore; while I was offered an old coat: tho doctor's for my mother to make into dressing gown for me. We were nevertheless, determined t married. We- would steal slyly awa from the house while our cruel frienc reposed in the arms of Morpheus', hie i; on "the wings of to the nearei would become in a moment time, Mrs. Jason Brown. At once we set- abought inakiii prcperati.ms lor this important jourmy hve.rything, of course, must becohducte with the greatest secrecy. At tw'elv o clock I was to leave my home stealthilj get my fathers gray nag noiselessly on of the barn and'harness her and then pro cced to Jannt. Janet was to be waitiii; for me at hor chamber window. I wa' to. place a ladder at tho same window sh was to 'd.ecend the ladder we 'were tc fly down to the' road through the old'hint to the spot where the horse was fastened .m'd then the wind should not outrun iis There was but one difficulty in tho way; Jasel's room was shared -by he'i sister Fanny', a little'mischevious, wickec creature, ofeleven .years, who, Janet's words, "was awake at all hours of the night." There was but one way, i barmy was aroused, she must be bridec nto silence. For that purpose I pjucec n Janet's.hand a 'round shining But Janet needed so she con eluded to moke Fany'h'er.confidant.' the very afternoon before we started, arid in that case prevent all possibility of raising the house by a sudden outcry. Well the long looked for, hoped for, and yet'dreaded night arrived at low slowly its leaden feet carried :away the hours and' what a strange heartful of emotions I bore i'lp'as i satby-iny cham- ber window; looking out as 1 thought for the last time, upon the hbinb of my' 'fath- er. Tho moon was out in all dor; she kind; to.'me.' lighting up with her silver torchesi all-spots iriv, eyes might' wish to -rest upon-: went out -into the world a ;wandereiv The broiid fields lay out smooth -and shining before my fields had worked by ;myfather's side since L.was a little kind father he had been; (At this juncture my throat-began' to swell.) I turned away wiii- 7 If I could but see mbthor..ionce more lexcliamed, rubbing my, >eyW with my coat sleeved. ?'Nopne ever.' had a bettei; mother .than I .ha ve. I .sat down in. a, .chairarid; sub jiedJout-J right. :r I looked.around fonsometlnnij.Jtb iako with, mo that my .Another's handHiad .-her., iwaaya spinning I slept.; at the end of thespiudlb hung roll. 1 .half cut.and'Vhaif toreit oppressed it and; then placedjt socket. ;ly-lbbking at ttiat moment. What possessed me I cannot tell biit from an old chest 1 had taken a blue broadcloth swallow-tail coat that had be- longed to iny grandfather in the time of the wars, and in the pride of my vouth had got.into it, The tails came nearly to my heels while tho waist was nearly to .my arm- pits. The sleeves reachedto the tips -of lny biding entirely from viewthe luxuriant pair of white silk gloves which I had' allowed mysclf.for the important occasion. Above this'.uncouth pile :of blue broadcloth was perhceda hat. stars and moon that looked upon it, testi- fy with me that it was a hat ;-ra :'hat, ind not a stove-pipe a bat, and not' a joot-leg That back at it .hroiigh the mist of twenty-five' years, it icemi to have ariten to the stattre of two till ftet, while its brim appears little wis dor than my thumbnail. My eyes-sight isn't quite as'.perfect as it used'to be, and that stnnd there till incessant fire of What should morning, before woods? Should I sneak oft" slowly, -as Janet was doing what should 1 do? "Don't they look nice, mother T' asked the. Doctor, putting one broad brown hand over his mouth, and doubling lu> sjray head almost down to his "He-haw, he-haw, he- haw, hi-he-haw he-haw don't they look nice roared the Doctor. I couldn't stand it any longer. Tho Doctor's laughter was a signal it was echoed from all parts of the house. Fan cackled from the chamber window; Sam shouted fronr the barn 'he-ho-hod from the so I may lib't sec quite rightly. Jlake nil due allowances, dear reader. I say that'I must have looked ugly at that moment. _J3e that as it may, 1 thojight wifilooking splendidly I thought' the figure. I cht wasrairlibnor to the' name of Brown, and I was' proud' of it; iip.to Janet's window, and. placed carefully there the ladder, was to bear her to my side. .'-Every thing was silent abought the house. ly with us. Fanny had been, bribed into servise. .-.si stood there I her little figure (lit.noislfissly to and fro by he and how I. blessed her, bless-' id her from the .very .bottom of my, heart for her kindness. At last, Jaiiet commenced the. ladder, 'and': as she did so the moon :rowdcd; in out of 'sight nndeiv a huge )lack cloud. The heavens 'favored us.; our success might be looked ed. Threes steps more upon the ladder's rounds, and Janet's dainty little feet: wo'd >tand on terra ferma .with; my..owji. ;Tlie tops were and .she held' for ment; fondly., by. the sleuyos of: Tnyblue roadcloth; .before ,sve., looked up.to.'thd .-indow, both .with hands, J to atch-a small elothingrtliat Fail- ly was to throw down and 'which ve. had no other, ;n cans to.cjirry ,with iis Mrs. Stoddard _. kitchen while Charlie himself down in the door- way, and.screamed likc.a.wild Indian- 1 gave.a leap; across 'the garden. Every Stoddard called alter mc.'i'Fairi wrong- every Stoddard but Janet- she remained silent. One told me. to: come back for the.bread and cheese ;.another, that I had bundle and bride; another bade me wait for black Molly, and the new buggy; Fan bade me hold up my coat tails, orl should get them draggled. I didn't heed-any of these requests I went directly for home. J reached home, feeling.shcepi-sh; no, sheepish, is a week word for can't express how I felt, I hue' a great idea of hanging myself; I thought I had better be dead than'aliTC: that I had made an myself: It was all; plain; Fair had betrayed; u's7: I vowed her: until Daylight, thenrsneaked out of thei hid in the haystack...... I staye'J there until Char- lie Stoddard brought my father's horse. Ihe bid frightened; wants ed' to; know how he came by the -horse. Me was tolil to ask me; he did 'ask me made clean breast of, didn't promise .npt.tp.repcat.thij. pirunco there was no neeed.of it; but I am sure of' this did riot at a gii-I 'for seven'years- up; for sevenr years. When' the 'eighth year came F remembered my old vow: against Fanny Stoddard.. make Fan- became.a'pa'rsbh's wife 1' mjj tell: ybii in confidence, But. stood ,there, swinging forward the huge heeding Janet's .earnest- en treaty.' ViDo, .do FatiiVy dearlfjDo ave: mercy, on ine What if fatlicr, hould- icnpw La, gi.yo jt..hcr, don't pur; sister .she's oico t: ft'oni- the clos.ed lino's parlo'ty, Xvnf.- >nged. to ,none ..o'thc.r thaii Dr. ;S tbdilard j pys; om s to.; carry, rt bag; of "cornea'iheVsci' ...ie et must luive a '-.lie till i M .o An ...rc. o vapprate'; ncejby- sh pi.1 lo thsj' Xl >i ''t-'X' j J I really Fanny btpddard motive .in her head me, a. jchild; She ,liked fno, cyen then, I believo.. at any declares; affair is meiitioned.that I have had my revenge npon it has been indeed a; sweet .one! Is it-'goes'i'roiri-mbuth'to is nientioned.that'I my rcvence cr sister u_- loisad the bundle above our .lieads. 'I'Be, uiet, Fan, for heaven's sake, and drop it f -I- I ,15. 1. When, is a. it-is "''grated" mien may he against t-. g ipr id jolt An f W hos'e''iSTorett' license': F. as MUU MJi.-.Bcr.
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