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JOII.V (1. FltKHZE,
Prlutwt at lViblsou's Buildings, near the Court
House, by Ciiab. m, VAJtusiiSLicn,
FUANK It. BNVDEU.
u HLooMsmmo, columiiIa
The undersigned having purchased this well
known and centrally-located house, tho Kichangu
Hotel, situate on MAINSTltnET.in IUoomsburg,
Immediately opposlto tho Columbia County Court
House, respectfully Informs his frleuds and tho
public lu general that his house Is now In order
for the reception and entertainment of travellers
who may bo disposed to favor It with their cus.
torn. Ho lias spared no czpenso lu preparing the
lxchaugo for tlio enteitalnmcut of Ins guewts,
neither (hall there bo anything wanting (on his
partita minister tu their personal comfort. Ills
houso Is spacious, aud enjoys an excellent bust
Omnlbusses run at all times between tho Ki-
change Hotel and Ihu ui'lot-riilluiu4 depots, by
which travellers will bo pleasantly eumc)ii to
and frum Die lespoctlve Mutloim Indue time to
meet tho cr. JOHN F, CAWLOW.
Itlomnslmrr, Mwch .', 1A
l.'T'.'.0 f0V?Wlll,! l,0CIU frnm Slr JOIIM HUCKLINO
Is one or tho gems of FnelUli lllernlni. 'ri.J
vo tho eenernl oiled 01 the whole V Tho llken-
imid mo-vcmcYYtiie WXV X fi
daisy, and thoother from tbos, n"wriedrhk
?.f.,',1D 1,10 ""K'-Uy swollen Hi", ni , r bee
stung, and (ho modest nut brilliant eyes which,
gunrd the f.i.. rram imia Inspection ami charm
and subdue tho beholder. TIh-so are tho , caul" s
h el; preserve this little old poem from oblivion
and stampltas a masterpiece, "'
i,nH,T1i.H,VCK,'I,i? Wl" at Wit-
? !. nf IJnglancl. nud died In Fran
i rl . ' Sf i'10 iwontyclifht years. He
a .'XV.1,. ,e"",nn wars under IIustavus
Aiioi.piti;s.iind wns known In his own eountrv
Jf.J,nr,' ,",k'rP"dl,'nmat,'t' Hlswrlllugsron.
sUH of letters wrilieu with easo and spirit, sii .
dry iKiems ami several comedies and Irngeilies.
Her finger was so small, tho ring
Would not stay on, which they did bring;
It was too wide, a peck ;
And to say truth (for out it must),
It looked like tho great collar (Just)
About our young colt's ucclc
IJer foot beneath her pctleoat,
Like little mice stole lu nnd out,
As If they feared tho light,
But oh I she dances such n way I
No sun upon nu Master day
Ishuir so fine a sight.
Her checks, so raro a whlto was on,
No daisy bears compn risen,
Who sees them Is undone,
For streaks of red wero mingled there,
Such as are on n Ktilherlnn pear,
Thesldo that's next tho sun.
Her lips were red, nnd one was thin I
Compared to that was next her chin,
Borne boo had slung It new ly ;
But (Dick) her eyes so guard her faco,
I durst no more upon them gaze,
Than on the sun In July,
COGTS IN CRIMINAL CASES.
NON-LIAHILITY OF TUI1 COUNTY. I.
FULONIES. II. MISDEMUANOltS. Ill,
FKLOXIKS AND MlbDKMKANOltS.
At common law, (which was adopted
In Pennsylvania by tho Act of 2Sth
January 1777, po far as was suilablo to
our circunistancos,) tlio public pays no
costs ; nud a defendant Indicted for
crime, was liabiofor tlio costs of prose
cution, whether ho was convicted or
acquitted on tho trial. Tho lawcontiu
ued to be so, until tho Act of 20th March
1?J1 was passed, and as tlio liability of
tlio county for costs Is created only by
statute, It cannot bo extended beyond
tho limits assigned to it by tho legist
ture. C n. 400.
Tho following nrc tho only statutes
now in force in Pennsylvania, imposing
costs upon tho county lu criminal
1. " In all prosecutions, cases of felo
ny excepted, If tlio bill of indictment
shall bo .relumed "ignoramus," tlio
grand jury returning tho samo shall de
cide and certify on such bill whether
the comity or tho prosecutor shall pay tho
costs of prosecution; und in all casesof ac
quittals by thepctit Jury on indictments
for tho offences aforesaid, tho jury try
ing tho samo shall determine, by their
verdict, whether tho county, or tho
prosecutor, or the defendant bhall pay
tlio costs." Act of 31st March 1SG0,
2. "Tho costs of prosecution accru
ing onali bills of indictment charging
a party with felony, returned "ignora
mus" by tho grautljury, bhall be paid
by tlio county ; and the costs of prose
cution accruing on bills of indictment
charging a party with felony, shall, If
such party be acquitted by tlio petit Ju
ry on the traverse of tho same, bo paid
by tho county, and in all cases of con
viction of any crime, all costs shall bo
paid by tho party convicted ; but when
such party sliall have becu discharged,
according to law, without payment of
costs, the costs of prosecution sliall bo
paid by tho county : and in cases of
surity of tlio peace, tho costs shall bo
paid by tho prosecutor or tho defend
ant, or Jointly between them, or tlio
county, as tho court may direct." Act
of SlstMarch 1S0, sec. 01.
!). " In all cases where two or moro
persons havo committed an indictable
offence, the names of all concerned (if
n prosecution sliall bo commenced) shall
bo contained in one bill of indictment,
for which no moro costs shall be allowed
than if tlio namo of ouo pcrsou only
was contained thoreln." Act 31st March
1800, sec. 05.
1. Tho act of 23d September, 1701, sec.
13, enacts, that " where any person shall
be brought beforo a court, Justico of the
peace, or other niagistrato of any city
or county of this commonwealth, hav
ing Jurisdiction in tho case, on tho
charge of being a runaway servant or
slave, or of having committed a crime,
and such charge, upon examination,
shall appear to bo unfounded, no costs
shall bo paid by such innocent person,
but tho bumo shall bo chargeable to,
and paid out of tho county stock, by
such city or county."
This section Is in full force, although
it was left out of Purdens Digest, und Is
therefore often lost sight of. The re
pealing section of the poiml codo of 1S0O
repeals all other fctatutes Imposing costs
upon tho county in criminal cases.
Tho non-IIabillty of tho county for
costs under certain circumstances In
cases of felony occasioned by tho penal
codo of 1800, has in no case been brought
beforo tlio Supremo Court, nud lias of
ten t'sCiipod the attention or lawyers.
Kven an attorney to tho Coiumis don
ers of Luzorno County in a lengthy ar-
ticlo published in tlio Legal OOscmroi
July31btlS01. uses tho following lan
guage : " In all cases of felony elilier
felony by common law or felony by
Btututo tho county is liablo for costs."
AgaiuliObays that "tho olUclals who
havo in charge the disbursement of tlio
public fund", have no right to pay the
costs In any criminal cn?, except whero
tho stntuto specifically provides for nnv.
mcnt." Certainly, tho Commissioners
could not bo charged with tiegllgencc, If
they did misapply tho public funds In
conscqucnco of tho illegal advlco of
their attorney. Tho responsibility
would bo with tho attorney, not with
Previous to tho adoption of tho Penal
Codo oriSGO, tho 70th section of which
repeals tho lGtlt section of tlio Act of 23d
September, 1701, whore any person was
convicted of any offence nunlslmblr.
capitally, or by imprisonment at hard la
bor, tho county was llablo for costs of
prosecution, If tho defendant had -not
property suulcicnt to dlscliargo tlio
samo. This Is tho farthest that thn W.
Islaturo ever went In imposing costs
npon tho county In cases of conviction
for felony. And inasmuch as felonies
wero generally iiunlshablo either capi
tally, or by imprisonment at hard labor.
und us persons who had property sum-
cicimo uiscimrgo tlio costs were seldom
convicted of felonies, tlio exceptions
wero gradually lost bight of it Fcems
even by lawyers, and tho idea appears
o prevail that iu nil cases of felony, the
county is llablo for tho costs of prose
cution. But since tlio act of 31st March. ISM.
the county is mado liablo to pay tho
costs of prosecution in cases of felon v
only In two instances, whero It is not
equally liable lu cases of misdemeanor.
Kirst, Whero the Indictment is returned
" ignoramus" by tho grand jury. Sec
ond, Whero tho defendant is acquitted
by the petit jury upon trial. Never
when ho is convicted.
Tho following list comprises mrwt nfl
mo leioiues: Treason, misprision of trea
son, arson, murder, voluntary mini.
slaughter; attempt to commit murder,
maiming with intent to disfigure, Injur
ing by exploslvosubstanees, administer
ing stupeiyiiig mixtures with intent to
robbery, burglary, larceny, receiving
stolen goods knowing thorn to have
Tho Supremo Court havo put a btrict
construction on all statutes which im
pose costs on counties, and the tho coun
ty can be made liablo for costs on on
indictment for an offence below felony
only in ouo of thrco ways. 1. By tho
finding of tlio grandjury that tho coun
ty sliall pay the costs when the bill is
returned ignoramus; 2. By a similar
finding of tho travcrs jury when tlio
tieientlant is acquitted upon trial : nnd
3. By tho dischargo according to law of
a convict, who is bcntenced to pay the
costs and docs not. C II. -19G.
III. FELONIES AND MISDEJIEANOllS.
Iu cases of conviction of am crime.
where tho convict shall have been dis
charged according to law, without pay
ment of costs, tho costs of prosecution
shall bo paid by tho county. Tho " dis
charge according to law," must bo had
cither under tlio act of insolvency, or on
reversal for error, 12 S & It. 95, or by
pardon beforo sentence, 4 S & It. 119.
It Is not cvory discharge neenrillnf fo
lav of persons sentenced to pay costs
and do not, that will mako tho coun-
ty liable. It is also ncssarv that there
should ho a conviction of a crime,
Ilenco if tho grand Jury return a bill
" ignoramus," iu a ca?o other than felo
ny, and order tho prosecutor to pay tho
costs, and tho prosecutor having been
sentenced by tho Court to pay them, is
committed aud then discharged accord
ing to law without having paid them,
tlio county is not liable for costs.
Nor Is tho county liable, if a bill bo
found " a truo bill," and tho defendant
having been tried and acquitted, and
ordered by the petit jury to pay tlio
costs, is sentenced by tho Court to pay
them, and is committed and discharged
according to law, tho costs not being
Nor if tho defendant is acquitted, and
tho prosecutor ordered by the petit jury
to pay tho costs, who after being sen
tenced by tho Court to pay them, is
committed ami discharged according to
law, tho costs being unpaid, 1 S & It.
In cases of surety of tho peace, the
costs are to bo paid by tlio county, or by
tho parties, as the court may direct.
Justices of tho peace, constables and
witnesses aro entitled to bo paid tholr
fees out of tlio county funds, in all crim
inal cases, whero upon examination tho
chai'go appears to bo unfounded, to that
a dlscliargo of tho accused ensues with
out u binding over or a commitment.
But clerks, .sheriffs aud district attorneys
nro not eutltleu. bucn cases nro not
to bo returned to court, whether tho tic-
euied bo discharged by a Justice, or by
ono of tho judges j (who aro also Justices
of tho peace so far ns relates to criminal
mutters.) Act of 23Sept. 1791, bee. 13.
Tho comity Is not llablo for costs whero
a nolle prosequi Is entered, which ought
not to bo done without a stipulation on
part of tho prosecution or the defeudant
to pay costs. 12 S & It. 91-0 II. 103.
Nor Is tho county llablo for costs whero
tho Indictment is quashed, 3 H. -lt7.
Tho county is not llablo under any
circunistiiiicos lor tho defendants bill of
coils forliis subpaMins, serving tlio bame,
mid attedunco of his witnesses, In any
criminal prosecution; although if tho
Jury on the trial for any mlBdeiueanor,ac-
quit tho defendant and imposo tho costs
upon tho prosecutor, or divide them be
tween tho prosecutor and defendant, tho
defcdnanU bill bhall bo Included Iu tho
costs mid paid accordingly by tho party,
or parties. Act of 31 March 1300, oc.
PA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1867.
AltllOUirli tho proportion nf rrlinlnnl
cases wherein tho county Is llablo for
tho costjS of prosecution, Is smaller than
Is generally supposed; yet, they may
always bo secured from tho parties
provided thoy aro able, If magistrates
would perform their wholoduty when
they commit defendants or bind them
over to court, nnd nlso bind over tho
prosecutor nnd his wltnossos to nmiour
nud testify. Then if nny of them failed
to appear, their recognizances would bo
forfeited and collected, nnd applied so
uir as ncssarv tcf tho pavmontnf costs.
while If thoy do nppear, It enables cither
mo grnnu or petit juries to put tho costs
wncro tncy belong. Tlio grand Jury
havo no right to ignore n bill of Indict
ment without nnv witnesses helm? nro.
duccd and sworn, whereby tho costs
wouiu inn on tlio counlv in rnscs of M.
ony,or perhnpsbo put upon tiie prosecu
tor, or county in cas-es of in si nmrannr.
Tho legal acceptation of tho words " dil
igently tnmiirc" contained In )lir nnlh
administered to grand Juries Is, " dili
gently to inquire Into tho circumstances
of tlio charco. the credibilitu of the. ;.
ncsses who biipport It, nnd, from tho
wnoio, tojudgo whether tho person nc
cused ought to be put upou his trial."
1 Dallas, 237. If tho crand iurv should
return a " true bill," without any wit
nesses ociug sworn, and so noted, tlio
liuuctmcnt would be quashed at tho In
stance of tlio defendaut. Amorlenn
Criminal Law, 232. So too, if xcithoul
witnesses, tho grandjury should return
a bill "ignoramus," whereby the costs
would fall, or be put upou tho county,
or the prosecutor, their return would be
set aside at tho Instance of tho county,
or party interested. Whero no u-ltnosa
is produced and sworn beforo tho errand
jury, they have nothing to return to the
court, anil tliolr simple duty Is to burn
the bill of indictment, or return it to
thoDistrlet Attorney. Therefore. whore
Justices of tho pcaco make returns in
criminal cases withoutanv rocoirnlsnn-
ces of tho prosecutor or witnesses, (as is
generally tho ease in Columbia coun
ty,) and tho defendant appears, with
out prosecutor or witnesses nppearlncr
against him, the costs are simply lost.
Ail bills against tho county for costs lu
criminal prosecutions, should bo made
out in such a manner as to show tho
names of the offences charged and how
tho respestlvo cases wero disposed of; so
that if tho commissioners did not hap
pen to know, thoy could readily 0M:er-
talu whether they wero disposed of in
such way us to reudor the county lia
blo. This covers nil thopoints thntcver arise
beforo Uio Commissioners of Columbia
County In respect to payment of costs
In criminal prosecutions;; although in
bomo parts of tho State, it might bo
proper to treat on the tubject of costs iu
conimltmentsfor vagrancy, and perhaps
ono or two other matters of mluor
E. II. Little.
LIFE IN TIIE AV00DS.
IN TWO cnAPTEItS. CIIAPTEK I,
It was it February storm in Maine,
and thoso who havo not experienced
such can havo no idea of its terrific
power, tho air thick witli falling snow,
which was driven whirling into im
mense drifts, and the wind raging and
tearing in its wild fury with u roaring
Brook's Mill was a email clearing on
tho Penobscot, over which was scattered
somo dozen log cabins, besides tlio mill
which gavo namo to tho place. The
cabins had an opening iu tlio roof, which
served tho doublo purpose of letting tho
sinoko out nnd tho light in; and on
nights like tho ono described, wero
scenes of elemental warfare, for the
wind nnd snow come whistling nnd
drifting down tho opening, but only to
bo met and conquered by tho bed of
glowing coals anil tho flames which
leaped and Hashed as If enjoying tho
When nights wore clear, tho stars
looked down upon thoso gathered about
tho hearthstone, nnd by day tho sky
spread obovo Its glorious blue, and tho
sun poured down its flood of golden
The cabin of Peter Hoffman was some
what larger than tho others, and pos
sessed tho luxury of glazed whitlows.
The chimney occupied nearly ono side
of tlio apartment, and tho fire, which
was composed of logs several feet in
length, went blazing and crackling up,
sending out its ruddy light and genial
heat. There wero perhaps a dozen per
sons gathered around It, luxuriating in
it us only thoso can wiio havo battled
through tho day with flerco winds and
There wns but one woman present,
Kitty Hoffman, tho housekeeper of her
father; tlio others wero men with firm
tread, Iron muscles, and voices accus
tomed to ringing through tho forest
with clear trumpet notes, moro penetra
ting than tho howl of a wolf or tho
scream of n catamount.
Ono of tho company wa3 an Indian,
whom they called Sockabason, brown
nnd wrinkled, but with erect figure, and
coal black locks, which hung straggling
over his enrs and shoulders. Near him
eat a boy, of perhaps nineteen Summers,
who was designated as Indian Sam,
though it was evident from his bluo
eyes and ruddy cheeks Unit ho had no
hereditary claim to that tltlo. Ho was
an cstrny, who had been picked up by
Sockabason, bo long ago that ho had for
gotten when, though ho repaid tlio
klndncs.sof his protector wltlit lie siatich
ct devotion, They luul lived much
with tho remnant of tho Penobscot
tribe, after their usual wandering man
nor ; but latterly tho old man had suf
fered from rheumatism, and the boy, iu
order to provldo for him, had joined a
Tho men had Just returned from a
hunting excursion, which had lasted
thrco days, and lu which tlicy had been
highly successful, having brought homo
upon their sleds several moose, besides
" ByJupitcr!" exclaimed Paul Carter,
a man wnoso ago ranged somewhere br
tween thirty and forty, for thoso men
wear so well that it Is uotcasy tojudgo;
J'y J upitcr, Crawford, that mooso's an
tiers would havo dono for you If It had
not been for Sam's hatchet."
"Httil" replied tho man nddressed,
" ho thoy might If I had been fool enough
to let tiiem."
"For shame, Crawford!" returned
the first speaker, "you dropped your
kniro when tho mooso turned, and it
lny thrco yards behind you. You'd not
have been a living man to-night if Sam
hadn't rushed in when ho plunged down
upon you, nud a lucky thing It was,
with nothing in his hand but that
Sockabason turned his eyes upon the
uoy at ins side, but without making tho
extra ouort of turning his head, and
with his pipo held between his teeth,
grunted out a satisfactory " Ugh 1"
Kitty Hoffman dropped her knitting
upou her lap, and looked upon him, as
ti woman always does upon a man who
has dono a heroic action.
Every glanco, savo that of James
Crawford, was turned upon him with
Crawford looked exceedingly sulky,
at which ills host seemed annoyed.
" What's tho use, friends, ho exclaim
ed, " of all this palaver? Tho mooso is
ours, and his beef will tasto all tho
samo whether struck down with knife
That attempt to produce harmony was
assisted by Jimmy Spear, who, from an
old chest in tho corner, produced a viol,
upon which ho scraped out n number of
lively jigsand reels. They put tho com
pany in excellent spirits, who soon after
dispersed, some to their homes in the
vicinity, and tho remainder to beds in
Peter Hoffman's house.
Crawford was ono who remained. Ho
was owner of tho mill, which was a po
sition of importance, and that, combin
ed with other reasons, gavo him great
lnlluenco with Peter Hoffman. Tho
latter had an unfortunatolastoforstrong
drink, which was not easy to supply,
tho Maino law being then in operation,
and it was shrewdly suspected by many
that Crawford, who went frequently
down tho river, managed to furnish him
witli the forbidden article.
Crawford had endeavored to play the
agreeablo to Kitty, but had been con
stantly repulsed by her, to the great dis
satisfaction of her father.
Spring at length arrived. Tho ico had
taken its departure from the rivers and
streams. Tho axe was no longer heard
resounding through the forest, and tho
logs which had been deposited by tlio
water's edge wore floated by tlio Spring
rains, and bound together iu rafts, to bo
transported in that form to tlio market
towns, somo hundred nnd fifty miles
below. Tho loggingcanips werobroken
up and some of their crews gone down
river to settle with tho owners, while
othcra remained to " drlvo tlio logs."
Ono balmy morning Kitty Hoffman
had been in tho wood gathering the
fragrant Mny-ilower and bcarlet check-
erberrics, which aro bo beautiful amid
their brown leaves, nnd, after taking
them homo to smilo In glasses on tho
mantel, again went out, and that timo
to the water. Unfastening a batteau,
sho entered it, and after gliding round
tho pretty shores of tho stream, pushed
out into tlio river. Tho current, swol
len by melting snows and Spring rains,
was swift and strong, and bore the littio
bark rapidly along without effort of her
Tho rido over the rushing water was
so exciting that sho laughed and sang,
and wondered that any ono could forego
tho delights of such n morning, and sit
shrouded within four walls how much
timo passed thus sho could not tcll.wheu
a call proceeded from tho bhore, a pro
longed " Who oo," tho volco resting
upon tho vowel notes in a rich musical
swell. Sho swept tho shore with her
glanco, but no ono was vislblo; tho call
was repeated, when, placing Iter hand
to her mouth, sho gavo an answering
one. Then sho perceived, gliding iu
and out among tho trees, a figure mov
ing rapidly up tho shore. As ho drew
nearer bho peicelved that ho was mak
ing violent gestures, evidently directed
toward herself. Supposliigthat ho wish
ed her to put him over to tho opposlto
shore, sho caught up tho paddle In order
to do so, when, to her alarm sho perceiv
ed that tho current wns much stronger
than at tho mouth of tho stream, and
sho had no control over her littio bark.
In vain bho exerted all her strength
to direct It toward tho shore onward,
moro and moro rapidly it was swept,
and soon the fearful hound of tho rapids
fell upon her ear. Showimippronching
Soluiun ltipj, nnd had been borne to
swiftly ulimg in to bo unconscious of
tlio dlstanco which site hud made.
The person upon the shore, whom sho
tlie.j recognised lis Indian Sum, had ev
idently seen hor danger, and attempted
to warn her. Sho gained hopo from
that, when, to her dismay, he "turned
Wild rapidly retraced his steps; but she
Kion ."oil a?, aud that n had formed
some plan for her assistance for ho al
most ilcwovcrthoground, taking flvlmr
leaps over tho fallen trees, whllo his
long locks streamed upon tho nir.
He reached tho broken water, nud tho
uoat nearly,!!! tho middloof tho stream
was rapidly approaching it. Then ho
plunged In, half swimming, hnlf wad
ing, contending with tho tumbling
waves, and with tlio nswistunco of his
polo springing from rock to rock. Ho
readied tho channel, nnd battled for ono
moment with tho angry clement for n
lootiioiu, men, when tho boat approach
ed, with ono great leap, ho was standing
In her prow.
There was no timo for words, nnd ho
mil not oven look behind him: all his
strength nnd skill wero required to guldo
tlio boat amid tho foaniiug breakers, to
lend licr with his polo from tho rouirli
Jutting rocks, nnd forco her into tho
sarost channels. Ho had often poled up
and down thoso rnplds, but never beforo
with a pole so sliortnnduntricd.orwlth
n freight so precious. How quick was
his eye; how firm his niusclol as ho
stretched sometimes nearly half his
length over tho water, to guard against
somo treacherous rock, and oulek as
thought sprang to tlio opposlto sldo, to
ward off it dnngcr there. Sometimes,
when Ills polo was firmly settled for a
moment, ho would exchange a smilo of
encouragement with Kitty, then again
ho would spring over her as if bho wero
a balo of chatties, to guard tho boat in
tho rear. At length tho rapids wero
safely passed, and tho boat brought into
tlio shore Tho two adventurers, wot
and exhausted, but grateful and happy,
sat down iu tho sunshino upon n fallen
Kitty's emotions took tho womanly
form of tears, and it was with nlternato
smiles, sobs, and broken words, that
sho expressed her thanks to tho bravo
boy who had risked his life for her own.
She called him her best friend her
Ho took her hand, which ho pressed
between both his own, nnd while ho
looked earnestly in her face, Faid, slow
ly : " Sisters marry, and brothers live in
friendship with thoirhusbainR I could
not look upon your husband, Kitty,
tiiercforo I nm not your brother."
Her eyes fell beneath his gaze: her
cheeks Hushed wlthsurprisoniid embar
rassment, and sho mado an effort to
withdraw her hand.
Tho boy unclasped it instantly, and
sat hllcutiy by her side.
Pained with tho thought of grieving
him, sho lifted her eyes, and met his
own fixed, full of sadness, upon her.
Jinvo I vexed you '."' sho whispered
Oh no, no!" ho replied; "what
moro could you do for poor Sam, for In
dian Sam, than to pity him, than to en
duro him ? How should ho dare love
Kitty Hoffman, tlio pretty girl, the wise
girl, who has moro book learning than
mi tno men of tho settlement'.' I will
,'o away with Saekabason, who Is kind
to me. I will shut up my heart toward
The youthful face of tho speaker grew
palo with ids stern purpose, but his lips
were tremulous with another emotion.
How unconscious he wasof all hissplen
did gifts, youth, beauty, and heroism !
In Ids own eyes, ho was but tbo poor
and unlettered Indian boy. Tlio senti
ment of casto rose as strong in that littio
village as in tlio circles of city life. Tho
Indians aro always regarded by the
white settlers as an inferior race, and
Sam shared iu that opproblum, of which
ho was fully conscious.
Ho waited as If to hear from Kitty
one more word, beforo ho should leave
her forever. A strugglo suggested by
his words was going ou in her mind,
which ho perceived by that power which
accompanies strong emotion, and which
reveals soul to soul moro clearly than
words can over do.
Sho did not speak, and a shade of bit
terness passed over ills faco. Then he
" Tho path through tho woods Is long
and lonely, but Kitty is n forest maiden
and does not fear it. I will go now,"
and ho moved away. But a few low
words from his companion arrested him :
"Do not leave me."
Ho turned : "1 lavo you ono word of
hopo for mo, Kitty V" "If there is hope
in tills that you aro to mo tho noblest,
tho kindest, tho most beautiful of hu
Ho sprung toward hor, falling upon
Ills knees at her feet, and seizing her
bauds which ho pressed to his Hps and
"Silly boy," said she, but with ft
smile nnd tears, "to plungo Into Salmon
Kips, daring death at every stop, and
nil to savo a girl who for her folly de
served to bo drowned."
Sam found frequent opportunities of
stepping In at Peter Hoffman's, to con-
vorso with Kitty, and when tho timo
approached for Ills raft to go down the
river, ho propo-etl a plan to her. llo
would remain nt Oldtown, and enter a
school; Kitty should not huvo a hus
band who could neither read nor write.
To that she replied: "You nro a hero,
Sam; but you do not know how hard
It will be to lift up your tnll person In
the A 1! C clnsH."
A flush of mortification passed over
his face, but u moment after ho looked
up with it bright smile. "I can hear it
Kilty, never fe.ir fur me."
The plan was carried out, nnd ho en
countered all of which ho hud been
warned ; but his purpo-o was not shaken.
Unapplied hinisolf with so much per
suveranco that ho was soon enabled to
road, but writing Iw found much moro
dltflctilt. HecyulduotBiicteedin form.
IMtlOB FIVE CENTS.
Ing one sentenco which ho was willing
that Kitty should look upon thus ho
wns nimble to fulfil his promise of wri
ting to her.
Crawford, with tho keen glanco of
Jealousy, discovered tho nffcctlon exist
ing between tho lovers, but as his own
Interest In Kitty was no secret, ho rosol
ved not to bo outrivaled by Indian Sam.
Sam's school was nearly ended,' and
ho had begun to count tho lime In days
when ho would return to Brook's Mill,
when ono morning ho was hailed by a
familiar volco. It was thatof Crawford,
nnd every old feeling of resentment van
ished In the pleasure of seeing a faco
fromthosettlcmcnt. Crawford told him
that ho had conio down on business con
nected with tho mill, which would de
tain him several days, and then ho do
tallod to him all tho'nows of tho sottlo
ment, mentioning Hoffman and his
daughter Incldcntly, as if they wero not
of especial Interest to cither of them.
Sam had commissioned a friend who
was going to Bangor to procure for him
several nrticles which ho designed to
present to Kitty. In tlio mean time,
his school had closed, and Crawford
proposed that he should visit Bangor
with him, overcoming his objections by
offering to defray his expenses.
Ho played tho ciccrono admirably,
taking him to every plnco of interest,
mid lastly to visit tho shipping. Thcro
was ono vessel bound for California, In
which ho lingered for hours, conversing
with tlio men on tho land of gold, and
frequently turning to Sam with expres
sions of wonder nnd delight. After
leaving, ho proposed they should both
ship as hands on board tho Gold Hun
ter, remain two years In California, and
then return rich enough to buy tho
whole township which contained the
Htilo settlement of Brook's Mill.
Sam wns unmoved by tho proposal,
and lit tbo ovening Crawford again led
him to tho vessel. Thcro wero a num
ber of men collected in tho forecastle,
and ho declared that he must havo "ono
drink with such good fellows beforo
leaving tiiem forever."
Tho bottlo was Irreslstablo, and they
soon became uproarious. Sam took but
ono glass, yet his head reeled and his
limbs lost their btrengtli. Crawford
was noisiest of aW. Ho sang, danced
nnd shouted, but suddenly becamo si
lent, looked keenly around, and then
slipped out. Ho sought the captain
offered himself for a hand wns accept
edsigned tho papers (Samuel Spring
and then disappeared.
Sam had fallen down ovcrcomo by
what ho had drank, for thcro was a
white sediment iu his glass, which nouo
of tho others contained. Tho vessel
was several miles down tho bay tho
next morning beforo ho staggered upon
deck, but his namo had been read off
long before. His astonishment and
dismay may well bo imagined. Tho
sailors pitied him, but supposed ho had
signed when Ititpxieated j tho captain
suppo-ed tlio same, and would not lis
ten to him so lie sailed for California.
Crawford returned to Brooks' Mill,
having accomplished tho object for
which lie had left.
The grief and mortification may well
bo Imagined, when sho learned from
him the faithlessness of her lover, and
tho winter which followed was dark In
deed, with her hopes extinguished, and
her father's intcmperanco increasing.
Crawford's klndues and attentions nloue
made life endurable, yet sho felt a re
pugnance to him which she in vain en
deavored to overcome.
Hoffman had passed a day of drunk
enness, and Crawford had succeeded in
getting him to bed. Ho then returned
to tho fireside where Kitty wns sittiug,
and spoke to her of hor future, unpro
tected, and worso, with such a father.
Then lio told her of his love, and how
ho would protect nnd cherish her if sho
would permit him. Siio was deeply
touched by so much kludness, aud ox-
pressed many thanks, but begged him
never again to recur to tho subject.
When her father recovered from his
fit of Intemperance, ho was, as usual,
wretched and despondent, and Kitty's
feelings underwent their accustomed
change, from disgust to pity. Ho told
her with falling tears and trombllug
voice, that it was In her power to mako
a man of hiin; that ho was deeply in
debt to Crawford, and that If sho would
marry him ho would bo relieved from
his feelings of dependence, and In that
event ho solemnly promised never
again to tasto a drop of liquor. Thou
there camo to Kitty a terrible conflict,
and sho mado that inistuko which has
wrecked tlio happiness of so many; to
a false souce of duty sho sacrificed every
instinct of her nature.
Siio consented to marry Crawford,
and preparations wero made for tho
wedding. But a few days beforo tho
ovent was to take place, a strangor,
dressed In hunter's custumo called upon
her. Ho introduced himself as John
Brown of Old Town, a friend of Samuel
Spring, whom ho said ho had known
Intimately during ills stay at that place;
then taking from his vest pocket a small
box, presented it to her, with apologies
for having kept It no long, Tho box
contained u dug of ntasslvo gold, and
Kitty looked to her vl-ltor for an ex
planation. Ho told her that ho had been
commissioned by Ids fliend to mako
purchases, which woro designed for n
present to herself ; that tlio ring box
wns by mistake put Into his own pack-
ago, which he hail not discovered until
after tho other nrtlclfs wero sent, nud as
ho found no safe opportunity ot for
warding it, decided to keep it until ho
should mako hit ncoustomed huittln.