The Lebanon advertiser. (Lebanon, Pa.) 1849-1901, November 11, 1863, Image 1

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COUP umpuotsivis zEnmigaammur.P.creteasz.
Neatly anti .Promptly Executed, at the
,Tail establishment is now supplied with an extenskye
assortment of JOB TYPE, which will be increased as the
patronage, demands. It can now turn out PRINTING, of
every description, in a neat and expeditious manner—
union :very reasonable terms. Such as
.-Pamphlets, Cheeks,
Business Cards, Handbills,
Circulars, Labels,
Bill Headings, Blanks, •
Programmes, Bills of Fare,
Invitations, Tickets, &c:, &c.
'JfiIif`DEEDS of all kinds. Commen and Judgment BONbS.
aclmol, Justices', Constables' and other BLANKR, printed
correctly and neatly on the best paper, .constantly 'kept
for sale at this office, at prices "to suit the; times'.?
* * *Snbse'ription price of the LEBANON ADVEN.TISPit
One Dollar and a Half a Year.
Address, Wm. hf. BitstniN, Lebanon, Pa.
George Pilleger,
oFFIHE in rooms formerly of:carried by Dr. Samuel
Bebm. deceased , end' opposite to the Black Horse
Hotel, C-mberland Street, Lebanon.
August 26, 1863.
irMFFICE . in,Ctfinhherland street, ,a few doors east of
Vir tlie Eagle Hotel, in the office late of his father
Capt. John Weidman, dec'd.
Lebanon. Sept. 9, LW.
lins.removed.his office to the bn Ming, one door eas
oT titudermficii 's Store, opposite the Washington House
Lebanon. Pa.
BOUNTY and PENSION claims promptly attended
to [April 8,'63.-Bm.
S: • T . : 111c:ADAM,
H ASIU MOPED Lis !No g... r tr tri t
f ,o tvi a oci a o it s e r
t e vr e o th il ltiar
the Lebhnon Bank, oorx
Itise's„Uotel. -
"`Letkatⅈ_ll4arch 25, '63, • -
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11 ISTRICT .4.TTOENEY, has removed his OFFICE
to the mom lately occupied by Dr. Geo. P; Line.
sweivier, in Cumberland Street, Lebanon, a few doors
'East of the Eagle Hotel, and two doors west of Gen.
Weidman's Oflice.
Lebanon Dec. 17, 1862.
v TTORNEY-AT-LAW.--office Welnutstreet, neat •
ly opposite the Buck Hotel, and two doors south
from Kemeny's Hardware store.
Lebanon A .ril 9, 1862.-ly.
Esq., Cumberland Stieet, opposite the Court
Holm, Lebanon, Pa. [Oct. :8,1663.1
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fillE undersigned, having been licensed to prosecute
I claims, and having been engaged in the Bounty and
Pension business, offers his services to all those who
at a thereto entitled, in accordance with the various
acts of Congre.-s. All such should cell or address at
once, and make their applications through
BASSLER BuVitit, Attorney at-Law,
OFFICE, With A. It..BOUGlrren, Esq.,
• Cumberland street, opposite the Court Mouse,
40i:tuber, 33,1663., Lebanon, Pa.
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Win M. DERR ,•
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Oiliee in Stichter's
Cumberland street, nearly opposite the Court
Mouse. 4' 4 , (Lebanon. May 6, 1366.--IL
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lir.' Saltine' S. M eily
rFFEES Ids professional services to the citizens of
Lebanon and vicinity. OFFICE at the residence
of Mrs. L. Duch, two doors West of Office of Dr. Samuel
Debra, decd, in Cumberland street.
Lebanon, April 15,1563.
Dr. Ablah 1, - fria.
riFFBIIB his professional liettiCeS tO the citizens of
the Borough of Lebanon and "vicinity. Office in
Walnut street, two doors north of the Lutheran •Par
31areb 4, 1863.
Butter, Eggs, Reese, Tallow, Lard,
Poultry, Game, .Dried Fruits,.
Gram, Seed, &c,
One door ahoy" , Washington,
0. Weight'.:: 7 ,
It. Dowalt.' - -
Robb & Ascongh, New York; Allen & Brother. 4o
W. W. Selfridge Esq., do; Jones e Shepard, do; Sian-
Hon Laboeb & Farrington. do; Samuel 11. Johnson, do;
Breslin, Esq., Lebanon. l's.; L. Betz. Canton,
Ohio; W. C. Curry & Co., Bankers, Erie, Pa.; lion.
John_ Stiles, Allentown, Pa. Van. 14, 18833
A Friendly invitation
fi laßst
To all desirous of pure:wit%
To the be advantage, at the old istablialied 'and
At the UNION CANAL, on the East and West sides o
Market Street, Nor th .Lebanon Borough..
subscribers take pleasure in Informing the till
." tens of Lebanon, and ,surrounding counties. that
they still Continue the LUMBER AND COAL BUSI
NESS, at their ad and well known stand, where they
are daily receiving additional supplies of the
consisting of White and Yellow Pine BOARDS, PLANE
ASEI, front 1 tcv4 inch; CHERRY, from to 3 inch.
POPLAR, froln to 2 Inch. --
Poplar and Hardwood SCANTLING.
Oak and Maple BOARDS and PLANES.
Roofing antLlGuateritig LATH'S.
.striNGLES i" •.; SUING LES i ! SIIIN'GLES !
Also, Pine and hemlock SHINGLES.
A large 'Steck of the best quality of Stove, Broken,
EgOnd•Litneburners' COAL; and also, the beat Alle
gheny COAL for Blacksmiths.
,gar ! Thankful for the liberal manner in which they
hi3ie heretofore been patronized, they would extend a
caidiaLirfaleation for a continuance of favors, as they
are confident that they now have the largest, best and
cheapest stock of LUMBER on haul in the county,
which trill be sold at a reasonable per centage.
.00- Please call and examine our stock and prices be
fore purchasing elsewhere.
North Lebanon borough. May 7,186'2.
mitt eibscri,bgi Orem for side the zot of Ground on
1 ;Market street, Lebanon. 34 square south of HR
west side, 33 feet front by 199 deep, formerly occupied
_... by George Hess, Sr. The improvements are
two story weather boarded DWELLING
HOUSE and other improvements. For further
information, and terms, apply to
Lebanon, Sept, 9,1863.
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EASTON, &c., &c
Trains leave Harrisburg for Philadelphia. New-York.
Rending, Pottsville, and all intermediate Stations, at 8
A. M. and 2.00 P. M, passiug Lebanon 9.13 A. 31., and
3.08 P. M.
New Yxpress leaves Harrisburg at 2.15 A. 31., passes
Lebanon at 3.15 A. Al., arriviez at New York at 9.15
the Baum morning,
Fares from ilarrisburg: To Ns w•York $5 15; to Phil
adelphia $3 35 and $2 SO. Baggage checked throng));
Returning. leave New-York at 6 A. 31., 12 Noon, and
7 P.(ph-mune EXPRESS). Leave Philadel
phia at Si.,
-15 A. M., mid 5.33 P. Al., passing 'Lebanon at
12 . 17 noon-, Wiry . , 'BB ...and Express:at I.oh A. 31.
Sleeping cars in the New York Express
through to and from Pittsburgh without change.
Pasecegers by the Catawissa Railroad leave Tamaqua
at 8.50 A. M., add 2.15 P. 31. for Philadelphia., Row
York,'aud all Way Points.
Trains leave Pottsville at 9.15 A. 31., and 2.30 P. AL,
for Philadelphia. Ileirrisburg and New York.
An Accommodation Passenger train leaves Reading
at 0.00 A.. 31 , and returns from Philadelphia at 5 00 P.
.sir- All the above trains run daily, Sundays excepted.
A Sunday train leaves Pottsville at 7.30 A. M., and
libiladelphia at 3.16 t, at.
Commutation Tickets, with 26 Coupons at 25 per
cent. between any points desired.
Mileage Tickets, good for 2000 miles, between all
points et $46 36—fbr Families and Business Firma.
Season and School Tickets, at reduced rates to and
frdin all points..
SO pounds Baggage allowed each passenger.
Parsengers are requested to purchase their tickets
before enterins the cars, as higher Fares' are charged
if paid in care:
General Superintendent
Apr 11290.863.
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YQL'... - J''.NO, 20.
Dr. C. M JACKSON, Philad'a Pa
Liver Complaint,
Chronic or 1.4i-rousDihes of the
K idneyr; and alkdisease'snfising from a
d istircie red, Liegr
%mess or Blood
to the fiend Achlityof. the Stomach. Nausea. Heart
burn, Disgust for. Fond. ,Folness or n eight in the
Stomach. Sour 'Eructations; Sinking or Fluttering it
the Pit of the Stomach. Swimming of the Head. flur
ried and Difficult Breathing. Flut , ering at the Heart,
Choking or Suffocating Sensations when-in EL lyingpos
tore, Dimness of Vision, Dots or Webs before the
Sight, Fever end DUB Pain in the Bead. Deficiency of
Perspiration, Yellowness of the Skin end Eyes. , pain
in the Side. Beck. Chest. ldnibs, Ric. Sudden Flushes
of Heat, Burning in the Flesh, Constant Imaginings
of Evil, and greet Depression of Spirits.
And Will positively prevent Yellow Paver, Bilious
Fever, de.
- No Alcohol or Bad. Whiskey ?
They WILL MIRE the above diseeses in ninety
nine cases Out of a hundred.
Induced by the extensive:sale and universal popu
larity of NOWAWA'S German, Bitters,,(purely vegotab
hogs of ignorant Quacks and tinscrumilot4 adventu
rers, hare opened upon suffering humanity the Bond,
gates of Nostrums in the shape of poor whiskey, vilely
compounded with injurious drugs, : eudchrlStened Ton
ics, titemachiss and Bitters.
Beware of the innumerable array of Alcoholic prep
arations in plethoric bottles, and big bellied kegs. un
der the modest appeliation'of Bitters; which instecd
of curing, only aggravate disease, and leave tl e disap
pointed suit' rer in dispair.
Are not a new and untried Hrtiote. but have stood
the test of fifteen years trial by the American public;
and their reputation and sale, are not rivalled by any
similar preparation,
The proprietors have thousands of Letters from the
most eminent
Testifying of their ow . h. persohel hhowledge, to the
beneficisl effects end medical virtmes of these Bitten.
From Rev. T. Mutton Brown, D. D., Editor of the En
cyciopedia of Religious Know/edge.
Although not disposed to favor or recommend Pat
ent Medicines in general, through "distrust of their in
gredient: and.effects ; I.yet know of no sufficient rea
sons why a man may Mit testify - to the benefits he be
lieves himself to have received from any simple prep
aration, in the hope that he may thus contribute to the
benefit of others.
I do this the more readily in regard to Hoothind's
German Bitters, prepared by Dr. C. M. Jackson, ofthis
city, because I was prejudiced against them for many
years, under the impression that they were chiefly an
alcoholic mittture. lam indebted to my friend Rob
ert Sboemaker,y,sg.. for the removal of this prejudice
by proper tests, and for encouragement 'o t y them.
when suffering from great and long continued debili
ty. The use of three bottles of these Bitters, at the be
ginning of the present year. was followed by evident
relief, and restoration to a degree of bodily and men.
tat vigor which I had not felt for six months before,
and had uhhoo .dwaited of regain I therefore -
th4iikAled and try_file4d *reedirectitig Me' US ate use
ofllieru ' •j NEWTON BROWN:
• Pnitsn'..t., JON; 23 1161.
Particular Notice.
There are twiny preparations sold under the name of
Bitters, put up in quart bottles, compounded of the
cheapest whiskey or common rum, costing from 20 to
40 cents per gallon, the taste disguised by Anise or
Coriander Seed.
This class of Bitters has caused and will continua to
Cause as long us they can be sold, hundreds to die the
death of the drunkard. By their use the system is
kept continually under the influence of Alcoholic Stim
ulants o f the worst kind, the desire fur Liquor is crea
ted and kept' up, and the result is all the horrors at
tendant upon a drunkard's life end death.
For those who desire and toilthare a Liquor Bitters ,
we publish the following receipt. Get One Bottle Hoof.
's Germa Bitters and mix with Three Quarts •of
Good Brandy or Whiskey, and the result will be a prep
aration that will far excel in medicinal virtues and
true excellence any of thm
eunerons Liquor Bitters in
the Market, and will' cost Muth km. :You will have
all the virtues of Hoofland's Bitters in Alluectiun with
a good article of Liquor, at a much less price .than
these inferior preparations will cost yoa.
Attention Soldiers:
We call the attention - of alt having relations and
friends in the army to the fact that —IIOOFLAND S
German Bitters" wilt cute uMe tenths of the disease'
induced by exposures and privation- incident to camp
life. In the lists4ttblished almost daily in the news
papers. on the arrival of the sick, i citl be noticed
that a very large proportion are suffering from debili
ty. Every cafe of that kind can be readily cured by
Ilootland's German Bitters. Diseav4 resulting from
disorders of the digestive organs are speedily removed.
We have no hesitation iu stating that. it these Bitters
were freely used among our soldiers, hundreds of lives
might be saved that otherwise will be hot.
We call particular attention to the following re
markable and well authenticated cure of one of the
nation's heroes, whose life, to use his , own language.
"has been savedvby the Bitters:'
' PHILADELPiIIA. Augnst 1552.
Messrs. Jones ,t. Evans--Well, gentlemen, your Hoef
t:taws °ennui li itters has'eaved my life. There is no
mistake iu this. It is vouched for by numbers of my
comrades, some of whose flaw are appended, and who
were fully cognizant of all the circumstances of my
case I aim, and have been fur the last four years, a
member of Sherman's ..x-lebrated battery', and under
the immediate command of Captain It. B. A, tee
Through the exposure attendant upon my arduous du
ties. I was attacked in Novetuber last with inflammation
of the lungs, and was ,for seventy-two days in the hos
pital. This Wes followed by' great debility. heighten
ed by an attack of dysentery I was then removed
from the White House, and sent to this city on board
the Steamer nState of Maine" front which I landed
on the 25th of.litne. Since that time I have been a
bout as low us any one could be. and still retain a spark
of vitality. Porn - week or more I was scarcely able to
svrallow anything, and if I did force a morsel down, it
was hutuediateiy thrown up again.
I could not even keep a glass of water on my stom
ach. Life coulli riot last under these Circumstances;
and; accordingly, the physicians who bad been wont
lug faithfully, though unsuccessfully, to rescue me
from the grasp of the dead Archer, frankly told mo
they could do no more for me, and advise. me to see
a clergyman, and to make such disposition of my limi
ted funds as best suited me. A.O acquaintance who
visited me at the hospital, Mr. Frederick Steitibrun, g,
Sixth below Arch Street, ad- ised me, as a forlorn
hope, to try your Bitters, and kindly procured a bot
tle. From the time I commenced taking them the
gloomy, shadow of death receded, and 1 UM now, thank
God for it, getting better. Thinigh•l have but taken
two bottles. I have gained ten pounds, and I feel min
able of being pi rmitted to rejoin my wife and dough.
ir, from whom I have heard nothing fur IS months:
r, gentlemen, I am a loyal .Virktinfau. 11 - 0111 the vicin
ity of Front Royal. To your invaluable Bitters I owe
the certainty of life which has taken toe plaice of vague
ear.—to Your Bitters will I owe the glorious privilege
fur again clasping to my bosom those who are dearest to
the in life. ?! Very truly yours, ISAAC MAbONS
We fully concur in the.truth of the above statement,
as we had 'deem' ired of seeing our comrade, Mr. listens,
restored to health. '
JOHN CCM/ LEBACK, Ist New York Battery.
G e. 040 E A' ,: , AUK LEY;OO_: 11th Akeino., ',. -
L I EWIS CHEV A L1E1t,'22 , 1 New York.
L E'SPENCEIt, Ist Artillery, .Battery F.
J B FASEWELL, Co 0 Sd Vermont.
JOHN F WARD. Cc li. sth Maine.
lIEBMAN KOCH, Co 11 72d New York.
JOHN JENKINSi Co If Io6th Penn.
Beware of Counterfeits !
See that the signature of , `C. M. JACKSON," is on
the WRAPPER of each bottle.
Olt HALF DOZ. FUJI, $.l 00.
Should your Nearest druggist not have 0 e article,
du not be put off by any 01 the intoxicating prepara
tions UM maybe uttered 'in its plake; but amid to us,
and we will ferward -securely packed. hiexPread•
NO. 631 AROil ST,
Jones AL Evans.
{Successor to 0..5. JActisuN do c 0..)
lar FOR BALE by DR. Ciao. Rose, opposite tits Court
Rouse LERANON, PA., and by Druggists and Dealers in
livery sown in the United States.
May 27, 1303.—1 y.
The Old House at
We were together in the parlor—
my wife and I. It was not much past
nine, but people kept early hours in
those days, and supper bad long been
over; the children were in bed, and
the house was quiet. I was ketone
back in my easy chair, wearied tvitri
my long day's work, and half asleep,
when I was aroused by my wife'e
voice saying, as she laid down her
sewing.: Have you thought or done
any thing yet, Alfred, about our go
ing to the couetry ?' Now, to tell
th& truth , I bad Ibought . a great deal,
V --1-4 ' 411-71L a ltu n' -
t at rllawylia salthat lime
Philip would never plow up a healthy
boy in Our close London house, and
I was as anxious as any father need
be about my child; but I knew too,
by sad experience, how LL
little a poor
drawing master with seven children
had to epare for eountr3 trips. All
this I said now to the eife, who al
ways bore her full share of my heavy
cares ; but in her the mother'e love
conquered all else, and us I looked in
to her eyes, 1 saw, though she spoke
little, that she would never rest until
our boy was breathing the fresh coca •
try air he needed.
But the weeks pased away, and
her worn face, and the few words she
dropped from time to time, told me
how constantly and vainly she watch
ed for any chance of this They had
grown to months, when one evening
she met me at the door radiant with
gladness, and drawing me into the
parlor, put into my hand a letter, ex
claiming :—'only read that Alfred,
and tell me If it will not do.' It ran
thus: 'Not three miles from here is
a tare() house s
Brocklehurst Grange,
which having been empty many years
is now to be let at a very low rent .—
could hardly advise Mr. Saiesbury
to take much trouble about it, for it
looks so dreary and comfot fleas, that
you would never like to live there.—
Still, in case my description does not
alarm you, and you wish to hear
more, I send the address of the agent
in whose hands it is.' My wife hard
ly waited for me to read to the cud.
•Nly aunt does not know,' she said anx
iously. 'Think ;it is large and cheap;
and it must be near a coach-road, and
near London. since it is close to Leek
ford, arid that is such a healthy place.
Oh, Allred, dear, we don't cure for
fine houses, and we could make it
efieertul soon, I know, rr Toe^ carry
think that it will do.' That was too
much to say ; but in pity for her im
ploring face, I promised at least to
see the agent. I called at the office
the next day, and found him, and ev-
idently glad to hear of a possible ten
ant. The house, he said, had belong
ed to a Mr. Abbot, who had lived and
died abroad. The nephew, e•ho had
just inherited his property, preferr ed
receiving rent, however small, to
spending money on the place. Tire
agent could not help discoursing tt
little on the short sighted economy
of his proceeding, since the bunch'',
was in fair repair, and only needed'
the, outlay of a few hundreds to make
it comfortable ; but it was, he added,
no affair-of his, and he had only to
obey orders. In conclusion, he press
ed me to inspect it for myself. I felt
inclined to do so, but as I could not
vi ell spare a whole day, there was a
difficulty. The agent himself resolv•
ed it by proposing that I should go
down by an afternoon coach, the time
of whicl4 he mentioned, and return the
following morning There %%ere, he
said, living in charge of the house,
two end servants of Mr. A bliott,' , , with
their son, who bad leer there
for' fatilly years. '1 eannot promise
you a warm reeeption,' he addt•d,
starling ; 'at least it they treat- you as
they did me. Still, If s tlen't mold
sour looks, they cruel know, prov ide
you with a bed, and, as the village is
only two miles off, with so pper also.'.
It teemed my wisest plan, solve I
could thus judge ( f the daily journey
I might have to make, and 8(.0 the
house under its morning, and its eve
fling aspect-; so mindful cis my Witv'e•
anxiety, I deterniinfld to lose no time,
and obtained from the agent a letter
to the Id man in charge. With this
le ter, I made my way to the emu 11
Office the following afternoon ; but
when there, found, much to my vexa
tion, that the agent had mistaken t he
time of the coach's startling, and that
we should not be off in two hours
There was nothing for me but to
wait patiently; hut through this de
lay, it was nearly 6 o'clock instead
of four when I was set down at a vil
lage inn okvo miles froen.Brocklehurst
I was just about to inquire my way
of sonic of the boys lounging about
the inn door, when it occurred to Me
that it might be wiser to hire one of
them as guide. The short February
afternoon was closing in, and I might
miss my road alone, and so lose time,
and besides from these country lads
I might learn something of the house
and neighborhood; so I- chose out a
bright faced, active youth, who read
closed my offer, and started oft
with me at once along the village
street, and down a lane, and then
over a style into the fields, his tongue
going incessantly all: the while. He
could tell little, as it seemed,- about
the Grange ; only that, within his
memory, 110 one had ever lived there
but the Pearees, 'a queer, crusty set,'
he said. The son got work some.
times with the farmers near, but the
old people rarely left the house, and
even' when' they went abread,'ex
changed few words with any they
might meet. But if his information
on that poietwas . .stnalt, • on:a117
ers it was reost,Oundanti the names
arid histories- of the neighboring
squires, and who prospered and who
idid riot'; the land Owned by eaehifar
. Mer, and the=" 'character' ho bOre
mong his men ; this, and m,uch.more,
he told me as we trudged onward.
'There,' he said, as we came out of
a thiek fir plantation, and stood on
the edge of 'dreary, broken bit4sl
'coi'ered:• with gorse and
heath—'d'o see the. red brick
,youder,hy the .gravel-pit?' I
looked the way' his finger pointed,'
and througli - the gathering twilight
just diseerileB klong,'loW
.1 tell -3you •wlAr.t, sir,' - he said in a low
tone, ,and,comiow closer to my side,.
•there'snot.a tad in, all the
would ienTe....o round there after
'lllurdeil'• I exclaimed. ' •
'Yes, and the cruelest murder it
was, too.: An old gentleman ut•;ed to
live there—not so very. old either, not
Much past Sixty, l'Ve heard say ; but
however that Might he, he lived there
quite 81°4/except-Inv onayouo g ser
want woman, who. kept his house
A pleasant spoken lass Ann Forest
many's the kind word she's 6aid
to ins when she's been to mother's
shop.'' She seemed 'to take great
care of her old master, no wonder, for
he was the best old man that ever.
lived, and a good master to her ; but
he had money laid by, and that must
have tempted her, for one morning
sotne laliorets going past foUnd' the
front door open, the house deserted,
and the poor old gentleman lying
cevered•with blood at the bottom of
the garden. They say he used to gO
down there to smoke his pipe at night,
and she chose that 'time,. when she
.he couid lay'hold of nothing to
defend himself with. An old iron
box, in which the, old man kept his
money and which: only - she: knew
where to find, was lying, turned hot
tom upwards and empty, in the pas
sage ; and there.were clothes and
many other things sca ttered about
the floor
. of her room, and in one of
drawers they found a long knife
that she had hidden th.ere,. But they
never found her; and Nom that day
to this no one has heard of her.'
It was a horrible story to listen to
With the black darkness closing
round us, and the lonely house close
by. We hastenedon in silence across
the common, down a' dark steep road,
and through 4ome, Meadows;
as we passed from the free air into
the shadow of to wood, the boy said.,
Id Ala former:eherry tone : 'There
sir, I:fp-cif:lA - A*4'i) fro The': old warren
through the 'trees.' A faint dark
outline—that:WaS all that 1 could
make nut,: as ?companion unfas
tened:a:gate; pointed the way up a
neglei:ted drive, and saying that be
should run across the fields, and so
hothe by the high road; bade me good
night. The old gate swung to with
a dismal creak, and I was left to
grimly my way alone. On I went,
brushing past -shrubs, whose long
boughs swept the ground, and stub
ling over 'ruts and stones, until I
reached tin open space that had ()nee
been graveli-but now svas. - oVergrown
with moss and weeda, and crossing
this stood in Irma, • of the old house
itself. Tne walls, as I could see, even
by that dim light, were 'Weather stained
and darkened 'to a dull "brown, three
sharp gahles high above cut into the grey
sky ; and higher still there rose a sort of
dome tram the centre of the building.—
The rising Moon cast a faint gleam on the
latticed oriel windowS, and' the qttafrit
stone carvings round the •entrance :door,
and gave a strange and weaved aspect
to the solitary dwell ng. The clang of
the bell echoed through the stillness with.
in , then silence settled down once more.'
I waited long, then rung again, and at
length there was a sound of steps and
voices ; at tirst, tar away, then nearer.-
A key grated in the rusty luck, and the
dook was partly opened by au old man,
whose short th.o"sel figure at once tilled
up the way, as it to prevent a hasty
.entrance. Behind Mtn stood a woman,
some-what bent by age, and holding in
her hand a lantern. Both started at we
in silent wonderment, as, addressing my-
Se II to the old man, I told my errand.—
It was well I was prepared for sullenness,
fur his furrowed brow darkened as, stilt •
standing in the'door•way, he spelled out
the agent s •
'A strange thing,' he muttered. 'We
might have had some notice, I should
think ; we want no gentle lolks here.'
My spirit' ruse at thls insolence, but re
menthering his age and surly teMper;
restrained myself, and said that t had
Meant to arrive sooner, but need aiVe lit
tle trouble, as some bread and clieese
and a bed for the night, was all that 1
should require. The man stood doubtful.
as though half inclined to shut the door
in my face ; then •his'rnind changed, and
without a word, he teak the lantern from
his wife's hand, and signing to me to fol
low, let the way across a bare and empty
hall, and along two stone .passages, to a
large kitchen, where a fire was blazing.
Setting down the lantern on the table, he
turned round,and Said, 'You'll maybe
see that this is the ‘kitcht2n. If you're too
proud to sit here, there are other rooms
in plenty, but you ll:find no fire or can
dies ; and without waiting for a. reply,
he walked away, Itarned to the wom•
an, Who hid lolloWed us, and now stood
bOhe fire, and asked some questions ;
but she answered me briefly, with a hur
ried glance at her husband ; and weary
Of attempting to conciliate, 1 said, abrupt
ly,-that as:my time was short, I would
see the house at once.
"There's very little you'll , be , able
to see this time of ' the night,' old
Peeree said gruffly from the window
where he stood. - ,
'At least,' 1 answered, , '1 can go
through the rooms and gee sOrne no
ton .of and I made a
Fora,fatinicht;4Seentibil'aS though
, •
they meant 'to:let inn gO aloha :
Pearce Stept suddenly forward, and
harshlY calling to his wife to bring
his,keyei, caught:up .
,ths, light. Pre
ceded fty. my unwilli - ngi,gilides, .Itrit•
veratid' king paSSageS;
_Um. foot steps
sounding hollOW on the ' stone flberS;
mounted staircases and et ossedland
ings. stopped from time to time
while; the woman tin loeked the doors
of and uns'hattered rooms,
where - dust:lay - -thiek and the feeble:
glimmer of the lantern only served to
and-desolation ntore
apparent.. - No word.:Was spoken by
either of the two, sarii in answer to
my questions, until we reached a -large
chamber, once a drawing ri,orri, as I
could guess by:. the gilt mouldin g s
As I entered and. 7 lolified
old man drew - his wife out side the
door, and when Abey had exchanged
some ..sent her downstairs
and, coining torny side, begany to tell
me how, thirty years
.before, in Mrs.
Abbott!s days, grand balls were often
given in this very room, and bow
portrait of, her dressed for one'
still hung:in - the library beyond ; and
then let me in to look at the pale fad•
ed face in gold and crimson turban,
gazing fixedly upon us from the wall.
As I turned from it, the woman again
joined us, resumed her keys, and the
man's sullen humor coming over him
once more; we went on in the old si
lence until we reached the foot of a
narrow winding staircase. My con
ductors had begun to mount it, when
I touched a door upon my right, and
said, !Surely we have not been in
here?' .che man, half way up, stop.
ped and looked down at me. 'No,'
he said ; it is only a lumber room ;
the key has been lost this long while;
if you wish to get in, you roust have
a fresh key made before you come a
gain ;'-und he went on. It was a
large, rambling house,. where
came suddenly upon cupboards and
cornere, and hits of winding stairs, or
a step up here and down there, and
passages with such queer turns and
twists, that one .wondered whither
they would,lead; still there ,was some
thing quaint about' it that took my.
fainey greatly. When at last we
got back to the kitchen, a man eat by
the fire unlacing his boots with his
back towards the door. He turned
as I entered and displayed a muscular
form and heavy face, like enough to,
old Pearee's to mark him, t es his son.
He returned my greeting 'with a si.
Ilent stare, resumed his seat, and pull;
lug: at h hi.,faieees :stoeve„ muttered
angrily, 'And rt.vho on earth may he
he ?' I did not catch the -answer, but
the gruff snort &hat folloWed was suf.
fiejently expressive:
The woman sat 'about preparing
supper, and presently a repast of ba
con, eggs, and beer was put before
me; and while I engaged upon it., she
and her husband went away : togeth
er. The son sat watehing me in si•
knee for a while; then follbwed them,
leaving tile alone -for the first - time
since I h adr come into the house: He
and his father soon eitine;fack, but'a
chao'ge hi4l come upon them ; their
suflenness" was gone, and they" seem
ed most ea?er'to•hear my. -iiitentio`ns
about the place. 4,Was evident how
much they feared that I might take
it, and so deprive them of their home ;
and in this fear, they caught at every
doubt of mine, and:tried to fiister it.
From their account, the place was
hot in summer, cold in winter ;•it was
even tun Oiling pieces ; and it al
most to uched - roe, when, - turning to
the son, I said, 'And yet Vou seem to
like to live in it,' to hoar his curt an•
swer : 'l've been bred
~up here, and
that makes a. deal-of differenee.'—
When the woman at last returned,
saw that she liad been crying very
bitterly ' and with 10.114-emorserul
feelia,.l. took a candle from her
trembling hand, and followed her up
Stairs. They had chosen tar rile one
of the old state bed-rooms, on the first
floor, and a lung war from the hitch
en anti the hall, at the end of a wide
gallery. She paused at the , deer to
tell she hoped I might find all I want
ed, bat that if nut, there was a bell,
and giving me no time to answer,
hurried off. The room was large and
lofty,' and quest have once been rich
ly furnished, f o r there wore cushions
of laded blue silk in the window seats,
and blue silk drapery about
tie win
duws; but all its other furniture had
disappeared. and it was bare and ear
petless like the rest. At one end a
trestle bedstead' bad just been put up,
'and near it stood a wash•stand a•rid
glass, and a couple of rickety chairs.
That wits all ; and very Apagre and
comfortless it looked; but I could cx
pest nothing else, and eared little. 1
• sat long, noting down in
,my - pocket
book all I had observed, and ponder
ing on various things, until the dull
tones of the far-off stable•elock arous
ed me, and 1 began to prepare for bed.
Before lying down, I went instinct
ively across the room to secure the
door, and found to my . surprise,-that
I was Without the means-dt doing so,
for 'there Was no bolt, and the key
was not in - the lock. 'For a moment,
was startled ; then I retnerdhered
that the keys of all the roonne w had
been on one largo bunch, hO
doubt the woman had forgotten to
take this one off. Should I ring for
it? I paused - undecided ; bot the
hour was late, the people must long
since have been • in' bed, and'''. was
'strangle unwilling to - encounter those
Burly looks again to night. After all,
it, mattered little. Traveling as I did
mithOut money or luggage, and in sim
ple, almost snabby dress; I had noth
ing to lose; and with health and
strength in my favor,-none would-
choose lightly to encounter me; and
so, without disquietude, I blew out my
light; and lay down in bed. Still I
was "not in darkness, for the moon
shone full into the room, only obscur
ed-from time to time as a heavy cloud
swept across, and passing, seemed to
leave it more clear and beautiful' than
cver. I lay gazing, long through one
of the two large windows on my right,
at the soft radiance of its face, the
hurrying clouds, and the bright stars
tilatettidded the dark sky, and think.
ing, as husbands and fathers are wont
to thirtk, ofthe wife and children at
hbme7 . ---thinking of the little feet that.
might One, day go dancing over these
unrarpeted floors, of my wife and toy
self.sitting together in that grand de
serted.drawing-ronm, planning busily
hoW far our homely London furniture
cotOd 'fit, It up., Gradually my. plans
I.L - %.1 T.,
rtCntiles or liou'rs, I cannot tell, but I
woke in ;in instant, and with a sud
den start and thrill. All was quiet—
aCloud had- veiled the moon, and the
roott, was dark and 8011 as death.—
No, not so still; what Was that which
as I held my"hreath, came faintly on
my ear? A rustling—so slight that
I could scarcely catch it, yet surely a
rustling in the fur off corner of the
room. I was a man of strong nerves.
In my youth, I had been in perils
both by land and sea, and I had kept
my courage - and composure. I did
not lose them now. These men be
low might, despite the risk, be pur
posing to rob me; they might even,
in their anger, and revenge at my
mission here, meditate worse'things ;
but 'if the absence of the key had been
no accident, and they were now in
my room, they should find harder
work than they had looked for. I
had no firearms; but a loaded stick,
which went with me in all my jour
neyings, was by my side now. Slow
ly and cautiously my hand stole out
in the darkness, and grasped it tight.
Then 1 waited. For a while there
was a perfect silence; then the sound
began. afresh, and here—there -by the
door, I could just see a moving form I
On it came, and then stopped, as
though listening, and bearing noth
ing steady breathing, came
on again, nearer and nearer, until, as
it reached the foot of my bed, I sprang
up. My stick was raised, Was ready
to descend, when the moon shone out
affain, and my hand dropped to my
side, for a Woman stood before me—
not the old woman I had seen, but
one many years younger, clad in dark
garments, with pale, haggard face
and wild eyes. What was it ?a spir
ii;:opsqap6d mad woman. or some
WO to frighten Me .4.(trisv th'ought
came to my mind, I summoned breath
to ask, 'who, in heaven's name are
you ?' .
'Oh hush, hush I' moaned out a
voice feeble and piteous as a crying
child's.—'Don't speak, don't let them
.Thoy! who are they, and who are
you r
'1 will tell youL--I came to tell;'
and with sudden vehemence the fig.
ore seiz.ed my arm in a covalsive
grasp. '1 am a poor creature whore,
tor:eighteen months, ,these wretches
had kept imprisoned in. this. house,'a.
Way from all who might have given
me help. You are the first living
soul %fhb has been here,; and I vowed
to myself, that it I died forit,l would
come to pray you to proteei, Me; rinA
oh, dear sir, kind sir, hay . ,o pity one.
'me l'
As site gasped out these words with
passionate earnestness, , yet in faint,
faltering tones, something seemed to
tell me that this «a. 3 no insane delu
sion., and no eoneerted scheme.
113; - •
pool woman,' said soothing
ly, in : a Whisper low as her own,
help you, if' 1 can, but you must show
me how. What is your name, and
why are you here I"
'They brought me—l hail seen them
do it—no one else, and they dared
not leave me behind to tell ; so when
they had murdered him, they brought
me here, and shut me into the dread
ful room up stairs. I am Ann For
The boy's tale, the Penrce's reluc
tance to let the hq,pse be seen, the
closed lumber roora,—those few words
threw light upon it all, and in my
horror, I could not speak at first—l
could hardly even think. At last 1
asked her how she freed herself.
'There were three rusty broken
keys-1 found them one day under
some rubbish in an old chest up there
and 1 Cried them all'', and one fitted;
but I dared not use it. while they were
always down stairs, and so Filid it a•
gain ; they vould have killed me
long ago, but Shc—the woman—is
kir.der than the others, and would
never let them, and to night she cried
and talked about you being here, and
her husband's anger, little dreaming
how I heeded her, ter they think me
almost silly now- But I did heed ;
and I thought that you: would help
me perhaps ; and so, 'when I knew
that they must all ho in bed, I
brought out my key, and it unlocked
the door and then 1 listened outside
every room until I found you by your
breathing.' She stopped at that last
word, and locked at me, with a wist
ful, searching glance. .'I found you,'
she repeated, 'and now, oh sir, you
will not forsake nte.'
.1. will not,' I answered ; but, when
I paused to think, a'sense of our dun•
ger rushed upon me. Alone in this
house, more than a mile from any
human aid,how could I defend her or
myself from men desperate, as these
would be, if they only guessed that I
knew their.terrible secret. I, IA , ;h
wife and children looking at me: had
no right uselessly to peril my lite. "-
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to the worst, I could but try what one
strong arm in a good cause could do
against two villians. So I spoke gent
ly to the woman, holding her
hand as she stood beside me, and try
ing to quiet her agony of terror and
despair, while I said that I would
save her, but to do it at this moment
would not be possible. 'Only wait
till morning. Uo back now to your
prison, and trust to me.'
She started and shuddered.
. 'The key stuck in the lock ; it
would not come out,' she said. 'They
may find it there, and then they will
murder me, as they have threatened.'
'Listen I' I whispered. 'There is no
sign that they hare heard us yet.--,
Go back and try—try with all your
Strength to loosen the key, an lock
yourself in again ; then you need fear
nothing, for they cannot guess. I
will Au L tpl u if you need me, err out
for the morning thatam - 1f Ffig roil
safety and release; only go now, be
fore they find us together.'
She seemed to understand, and mov
ed towards the door submissively,
and then stopped—'You would not
deceive me,' she said. The look and
tone were so imploring, so inexpressi
bly mornful, that my heart smote me
for letting her go, for remembering
anything but her misery. She gazed
into my face: '1 know you would
not,' she said in quite another voice
and again turned away,l following
her. Her fingers softly turned the
handle, she crept into the passage,
and I watched the tall, dark form flit
ting along the gallery, her bare feet
moved noiselessly upon the boards.
I listened breathlessly, but there was
neither sound nor movement in the
house. The old couple slept at the
foot of the staircase and near the
kitchen, the son .in a small room
close to the ball, never dreaming . that
the prisoner they bad kept serurely
all those months would find means to
force her prison on ;this very night—
only the woman even knowing that.
she had heard of my presence in the
house. If any chance noise awoke
those sleepers, if any chance suspicion
bad turned them into watchers, then
it might be a struggle of life and
death. No, all was still as yet. The
moonlight flooded the room, as, softly
closing the door, I crossed to the win
dow seat, and sat down there to lis--
ten and to think. Think—think of
what? A horrible crime, a secret not 20 miles from Lon
don, the work that must be done to-
morrow ; all these things seemed
crowded together wildly in my brain.
By degrees, - I grew - calmer. I must
release her, but how? Many ways
flashed across me, and were cast a
side again; so I sat motionless, gaz.
ing into the sky, my car strained for
any cry, until the first streak of dawn
came into the east. No sound had
broken the dead silence of the house,
and now at last my plan was made,
and might be tried. I dressed quiet
ly, then awaited for a while, and as
the red rim of the rising sun showed
through the trees, trampled noisily
down stairs. I meant that they.
should hear and see me, but no one
appeared ; so, crossing to the kitchen,
I looked in. The old man was there.
cutting up wood; he did not hear my
step till I was close upon him, then
turned sharply around—'You rise ear.
ly,' ho said, in the old surly tone.
With all the blood in my veins
curdlieg in sight of that wicked mut..
aerous face, I forced my lips to speak
'naturally. ''W by yes,' I said ; want
to see something of the grounds be
fore I breakfast. Can you tell me
the best way to take?'
' know nought about it,' he an
swered, 'there's nothing worth seeing
anywhere about here.'
'Where does the garden lie?' I ask
ed. The instant I had spoken I felt
that my question, meant to divert
suspicion, had been a rash one. Ho
looked up, a new expression in his
eyes —was it fear or was it doubt?
'There is no garden now,' he said„
'it's a wilderness; and breakfast will
be ready directly, if only that old id
iot,' and lie shouted his wife's name,
'was here, as she should be.'
The precious minutes were slipping
fast away, and yet I dared not seem
in haste. The old man had returned
to his chopping, and the monotonous
thud of the hatchet alone sounded
through the room. Presently I said
carelessly : 'Well, I'm just going for
a turn in the wood now, and present
ly I shall get you to go round with
me.' I had not done speaking when
the old woman's door opened, and I
heard her beginning slowly to ascend
the stairs. Was she going there?—
All might, perchance, he safe; but if
that broken key should still be in the
lock, the secret was betrayed. In
desperation, I racked my brains for
some device to bring her back : 'Stay,'
exclaimed to the c•ld man; 'is not
that your wife? I want her to get
me, it' she can. some eggs and vegeta-.
ble' to take to town; I will pay- well!
Ms eyes brightened, and absorbed
in that promise, he never saw the ag
itation of my manner; he stepped to
the door, 'Meg,' he called, 'the gen
tleman wants ye. Come down, will
A pause—then she said above, '1
,han't be long.'
I breathed hard.
'Come down,' be called again ; 'the
gentleman's waiting,' and then the
foot came slowly down. A few min
utes later I saw her, with relief no
words can tell, go off with a basket
on her arm to the hen-house and gar
den, Now was my time, and there
was not a moment to lose. Followed
by old Pearce, I' crossed the ball. As
I stood waiting while he unfastened
the door, the - lad's Words about the,
son came to my mind. He might be