Erie weekly observer. (Erie [Pa.]) 1853-1859, August 13, 1853, Image 1

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It ;; (' BROWNEL. '
of thy Puhlit• Splaro 1,.
Street , . Erie. Ps.
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.Kortiq over the• Erie• Bans, Soilth
' , Il , i Erie. Pa.
• ,n the b...? style of the art. .g,ll iraeran
I :.tors at Law. Warren Pa. Pro
. reeei‘e prompt
It 1) W-ILKER , & CQ..
1..• and Commission Merchants. fourth
ii, Public Bridge. Erie Pa.
a Salt. Plaster, Stucco, Fish, Lime
Stoves. Castings. At... with
~t tit shipping either by steamboat",
d rn VI 1.41 V. Otraie ttn French mot.
• r t thti Park. Erie.
____• _
T 15 - Mocatt: i
, ..tona, Wines, Liquors. Candies
h •lont Booth 1. Stentari's
"viscENT. HDIROD & Co.,
gun r hollow Warp, nugine.. Ma
I car'. t:17., state Si.. Erie Pa.
ilclll_\ 31.
r et I ntß .4 - town. ,
'll,, Jewelry. Silver spoon , . Mtri
(;l:ts,e,, 3 p4 an.l Vpuey
' 1,:t111.
, L. Stato Strek.t, En.. Pa.
r •;1• 1111 , 1 ~r WALKER fi
n and Shipping Merchants, and deal
,r. Water Lime, Pialter, &e.,
- F .1.. P. f.r cur .arc
Muntlaly Magazin..
.t.• ,t Mu. w. Newspaper:, tiuld Pen-.
ii , cr west ,fthr ftred Hutu Erie.
Dealer: in Fancy and aspic Dry
'• Btu-,
hot :_.:touut .-.
Proof 61tutters, andl7lll,:tvici
• I nags. Ar., done to order.
• . /61.1 t Makitt—S.hop tho rot..t
c. t - tre. t. tx 'I d.,urs tiortliof Eight. and adirnin
tthinitt ra t e, I's:
LARK - & ALF. •
tetttil , l , .;tlto , m br:t• eitrio , t-. .1101
- 1 I:evil-low:,
Colh•.•tor and Denier, io Gold and
nr Money, Leud NV arrant • and certificate. of De
tizio ttl , .ut bran, the prttwipal 4:W....1 the
411 part, .1 the Old Cduatr) tvr sale. Office,
Rh.. k. corner ..1 State.q. nut Public Square.
• ,s: Fare) Dry Goudx. and the 11 rester[
,ity, Cheap ride. Erie, Pa.
).,,- and retail Dealers al wet and dry Oro-
Produce, Foreigtrilinl Domestic Fruit,
'X Om.- and Stone Ware, , Salt. Glass,
i,r. Shot, Caps, Safety Page,
•1 to the Reed }louse, Erie, Pa.
an.l Canal Boats. Vessels, Hotels, and Pri
•upplied with any, of ih , Rho, e articles
aad very cheap.
1,1 CJI NSELLOR at Law.-016ee aver Jaekenn's
-::1-Earl corner of the Publie Snare.
iiroceries, Hardware. Crockery. A.
wife street, Erie, Pa..
.4 I
—Office it his retidence ou Eighth
• • I r artd Holland, Erie, Pa.
Bank Notes. Drafts, Certificates
',gilt Exchange on the prinhipal cities
ofnee Beaty's Bloek. Public
l'nl,lClAN—ltesidence on Fourth Ptreet. ono
Id Apotheenr7 Hall.
German Ind American Hardware and
Nails. Anvils. \lcel., Iron and Steel No. 3
Erie, Pa.
dnii Retail Dealers in Dry Goods. Oro
- ..1,er:,.1.13..ware. Carpeting. Hardware. Iron,
de. Empire Stores State Street,
1.,w Brown' , Hotel, Erie, Pa.
•••Viees. now, Azle Arms, Springs, and a
,---rtmeot of Saddle and Carriage Trimmings
• Lea uud ..ltvtiee of the Peace. and Agent for.
0 Mutual Life In , trinee Company—Oere
1 • t Wrlght% :tore, Erie, Pa.
GEollii}: H. CUTLER,
iiirttri, Erie County, Pa. Collection,.
:menthl to with promtneso and
Merchant, on the Public
a • .
-tat.. Ftreet.
P,a•mr and White Fish: constantly for Fah.
- - - -
.1 11. & W. I: MILLS, •
11:01enale Dealers in Groaeriel. 'Wine/.
%L..° Yoreign Fruit. : , .;tita. Pickle:. and
10:14.torP, Praservao. and Harmonically
4... Ty de 4eription- alwar nn'hand, No.
340-44,. oppaoite Brown'' Now HO-
W. I. MILLS. 814210.
• r tuclr , er.un, oysters in 461, from J.
• •Tc. t., New York, wtutli will he &old
pace . A. C. Jscknok.Ar,'4 Erie. Pa.
•:, of l utl dealers in Dram Mediejne, Paint
.t.., No. 6, Rea Mouse. Erie.
.1.1)1E6 LYTLE;
Tailor. on the nubile *quart. s few
-I rett.Erie. , --
I P.IT it? Drug.. Dye
• . . Reek liestit.e. Erie.
, .
in"itLlS N. SLOAN.
•,•,L and
n. and Printer% Car . N... 9
Ert,. P..
.-t lapin Block. ronier t..ste• k ifth
C. 0.? up fait Pliro• 'lmport:o4N nita
Ili{ 11 1.. ELLIOTT. _
• , dent Denti.t: • Oillee and dwelling on
,:.• ,ide of the Piddle' Square. I door
1,-1 of the Erie Bank Building. Teeth to'
• , from our to an entire mt. Cation..
;Ire i:041. and motored to health nod
inotruntenta and Dentitiee eu
•1“t IR•lloxi.lelearneos. All work warranted.
' P • and surgeons. ()flee anal lle-iden
' • $ll I S S.afrat. Street..
• t..., A. M: Ito .2, and C. to 7. M.
•foliN [LEARN & CO.
14' .moo -ion Merchant... dealer in iu
nd agent fur a daily line of i'prer Lake
Nidir Dock Erie, Pa.
!I It I hiTttki4A.ColiiPANY.
lo No. j Kral Block, dtate Street.
I 4 o'clock. A. V.
•• o'clock,
I; Eiittiik T. 3tilitTON'; •
Oman:al.:sit-on .11.4reineat, Pabliw Doek. Erie.
'-o 1 441, •Salt. Fipb. Flour and Plaster.
/14:nki k . DNALItIIIt in Parwirrn Wind Docees
- .01 rt sly wale clothing. Boar and Shoo , . Ae•
• 111,,L. State street. Erie.
• 17 14% - -(Pelee up inshir in Tammany Hall
z to,ak, of the Prottionotruf. nißee, Erie.
M 1"R Ricl
CUT TSZLLOR AT Lee--011iee over
W one door west Ot State street,
1 , ,,,1 n ~ Erie.
"in Dry Goodt. Dry, uroooriaa, Creekedi. Mud
.l”.. No. 1. brown's -Vey Hotel.
Gam* Gmeerioo r hardware, Qeweee Ware.
iron, Nails, Le., 121,,Clumpoido. Erie. Pa.
A traveller through s dusty road
'Strewed acorns on the lea,
And one took root and sprouted di., .
And grew into a tree.
Love sought its shad* at el ening time.
To breathe its early rows,
And age was pleased in heart of noon,
To bask beneath its boughs.
The dormouse loved its dangling twigs
The birds sweet music bore,
It :stood a glory in its pLsee,
blessing evermore !
A little Apr rag had -oat its au.
Among the grass and fern;
• i passing stranger scooped a a ell.
Where weary men might turn
lie walled it in, and hung with ear,. •
A ladle at the brink;
He thought not of the deed he did,
But judg'd that toil might drink.
lie passed again. and lo! the well.
By summers never dried,
Had mown tee. then-send parching tongue.
And saved a life besides
t. dreamer dropp,hl a random thought
'Twat. old. and yet was new . •
%. ;duple fancy of the brain.
lint strong in being true : •
It shone upon a genial mind.
And lo:!. it:. !iglu .became
1 lamp of life. a beacon ray.
A monitory flame.
The thought Was small, its *”.ne-great
A watch-fire on the hills
It Shed iu radiance far adown.
trot cheer= th•' valley till's
t tiamelec.l twin, amid t.he crowd
That thronged the dairy mart,
fed fall a word of hope and love,
rnatudied from the heart •
1 whisper on the tumult thrown
A transitor3 breath,
It ra:t.del a hrother from the du , !
It 'ta - i-ed a .oul from death
Ttosion ' 0 word of
41 thought at random cart'
were but little ratite fir/
But mighty at the lull .
11one• &lone'
rid uld but ehafteued. depart
up..n th. 4 . t. , r...teionce Ectorb!
Before 'Ow t la) had fallen upon little Katy's
Adeliude had determined to leave her
home. She really believed that her husband
would not in the least regret• her absence; and
she felt that she could no longer endure the mis
ery of dwelling beneath the same roof with him,
and bet being to all intents and purposes a stran:-
ger. She felt that the , cold glance . which'she
was forced to meet meek 41... y war feastise law
very heart' , blood; that the calm, quiet, formal
tone in which he addressed her. was more intol
erahlt• , thin the hit terest reproarhes--and she .
crnitd ullt bear It. '
While she was hesitating Whether .she should
speak to hint of her'intention, she received-a let
ter from mi acquaintance in the western part of
.The writer said that Mrs. Ellsworth
—a friend of hers—was about to join her hus
band in England, and wished to take with her a
lady who would be both a couipa nion for herself
and act as governess for her children, and inquir
ed Whether Mrs. Fletcher could inform them
where such a person eould be found. She stat
ed, also, that her Mend would wish to ok in
something less than three months, and tsmelMied
with a few nor& respecting salary, etc.. and an
apology for the liberty'she was taking.
Adelaide's plan 'was at once finned—she would
accept the cituation,thus thrown in her wax her . -
self, bearing a differnt name, of eourse.; and, in a
foregu land, and among strangers, she might.per
haps, forget a part of her grief. k
Her courage failed her as the time.drew near;
and it is more than probable thatif Mrs. Fletcher
had heen.m.home when the hour for her depart
ure arrived, she might hare betrayed herself.- 7
But his opportune abseence seemed to her almost
providential; and as- Mrs. Allen she joined the
party of Mrs. Ellsworth, at on the day
They proceeded at once to Boston. and during
the ensuing week sailed for England.
Lung before they reached the shores of the
"fag-anchored isle," Mrs. Ellsworth had learned
to feel almost a sister's love for the gentle, pen
sive stranger by her side; and her children--one
of them, a little blue-eyedfairy, nearly as old' as
Adelaide's lost treasure—clung to "sweet Mrs.
Allen," as they called - her, as if she had
the friend of years rather than of weeks. They
all seemed to take it for granted that she wi t s a
widow—her mourning-dress strengthenell , the
impression ; and she continued so to evade their
questions as not to undeceive them.
Indeed, Mrs. Elawbrth soon discovered by
Adelaide" quivering lip, and the ineri'aaing
paleness of her cheek whenever any allusion was
made to her fOrmer life, that her 'history, what
ever it might be, na.s a painful one; and with
true kindnese she' ceased to make any inquiries
in reference to it.
At the close of a long, bright sainntor day,
rather more than two years after Adelaide be
cattle a member of Mre. Ellaworth'a family, she
sat with that lady and her children in the par
lor of the beautiful little cottage that 3irg. EIIa
worth had chosen for their residence while in
England. • •
it was a quiet, home-like room—not too ele
gant for comfort, - nor too-stylish for ease and
freedom.. Frank, if he "pleased. might bring Ilia
tiny boat, and sit on the carpet while be mended .
-the rudder—no fear of frOwns if he did make a
few chips ; and Amy might convert the otto
man into * conch for her wax baby, without in
curring any danger of a- lecture.
Mrs. Ellsworth was !aiding, and Gertrude,
the eldest daughter—asweet girl of about fifteen
—was seated at the piano, warbling song after
mug as carelessly and, seemingly, with as little
effort as a bird.
Adelaide sat. by the window—her work had
fallen upon her hp—her eyes wera fixed upon
,the golden' clouds of sanest, bat her thoughts
were far away—with her intebrid. ighewon.
dered if he ever thought• of her—if, the past
haunted hint as it did her; then, as On Ow
faded and the clouds ,beesme guy and sombre,
ititct VoetrD.
NI . 1 - 11'1121. r wlth',ll
she pictured to herself a pall and coffin; and
then again wondered if he were living. If he
were not, he knew uow how well, how truly she
had loved him. Death was nothing when com
pared with their estrangement—and she found
alniost pleasure , in the thought.
"Gertrude, do sing 'Sweet Home'—will you?"
Oh:: lam so glad we arc going back—are n't
you, Amy ? asked Frank, as be threw away his
boat - It was too'dark to see any longer.
"I don't know any thing about my home but
this," replied little Amy, "and it is very pleas
-I\it here."
I"What ! don't remember any - thing about
America- 7 4nd are not glad to go back? Ob.
but I forgot; you are only a said Master
'Frank, with a very perceptible sneer at the id,
of-a girl's patriotism ; "but, hash Gertrude is
Just as the last sweet strains of the familiar
• air died. away, they heard the sound of footsteps
on the gravel-walk.
-There, father his oome—l know his step,'
cried Amy , as she sprung to the door.
It was "father," and hie pockets were cram
:full of paperf, niagaiines, and letters. -
"The steamer IlaS conies in, and we have wore
than our usual allowance of good things," he
said, after the usual greetings were eiehanged ;
and calling for light, he begari to relieve himself
of his welcome burden.
There was nothing for Adelaide, of course ;
and taking up a magazine. she cut the leaves,
arid was soon absorbed iu its fascinating' con
tent- Her new friends had 'at tirat thought
very strange that Mrs Allen had no correspond
ents; but as- thy became more intimately ac
gutiinted, Adelaide told Mrs, Ellsworth a little—
a city little of her history—yet enough to satis
fy her
Mr. and Mrs. gllsworth and "Gertrade were
busy with their letters, and Frank and Aniy
amused 'themselves with• the pictures At last
Ellsworth broke the silence. .
"See here, Mary—here is something that will
interest _you. • Mrs. Willie Fletcher, if loot a
friend of yours, wa& a friend of one of your
friends, was'nt she?"
Iris wife threw aide her own letters, and
leaning on the back of his chair, looked over hi&
shoulder, and read aloud.
, - "I forget half, that I write you, my dear friend
and I have forgotten, also, whether our towns
man. Willis Fletebet, Esq.: is an acquaintance
of yours, but you must know him by reputation,
lat least. Did I ever write you anything about
his wife's desertion? She left. him' about the
time you went to England, and has not been heard
.l.l. ..ita. AMMON" 1111011111411ia .Aar her Wrap
: pmanee, Mr. Fletcher traveled from one State
to another. ostensibly in search of health and
' runrisetarmt, but in reality striving to diasover
some trace or ma loft wlte. The strangest thing
. of all is,, that though he has always been eonsid
, errs . ] a Stein, proud min, he never seemed to be
at all enraged at his wife's leaving him,nnd
I would not suffer the ream, shadow of blame to at
i tatch itself to her. He told his friends—he .has
no relatives—that th •re had been error on both .
sides, but thai her desertion was entirely hie own
fault. Well, about a year ago be returned, with .
I the weight ofa settled grief crushing him to the
very dust; his wife herself would hardly have
j known him. He gave np all hopes of finding
I the lost one, and, apparently, merely to change
the current of his thoughts, plunged heidlong
1 into . businees. Ever one predicted the result.—
j lie was - wild—recklessly BO 111 hia pecuniary TSU-
I tares--and last week he failed. It is said hehaa
lost everything, and must begin the world anew.
i Me laneholy — isn't it?" .
"It is a very sad affair,- indeed," said Mrs.
Ellsworth, as she finished reading.. , "I feelgrent 7
ly indebted to Mrs. Fletcher, 'for it was by her
I that we were directed to Mrs. Allen. I never
1 1 heard of any trouble between Mr. and Mrs.
; Fletcher—did you Mrs. Allen?" she inquired,
turning toward Adelaide as she asked the sues
' tirin. ,
With an exclamation of surprise she sprang
forward. -
"Yon are very ill, Mrs. Allen—here,
lean on me. iiirtnide, bring a glass of - water
and my volatile salts—quick!"
Adelaide was sitting bolt upright in her chair,
with her hands clenched so firmly that the nails
were a dark purple, and. her eyes fastened upon
Mrs. -Ellsworth. with a wild, vacant stare. Her
lips were very white, and moved rapidly. Mrs.
Ellsworth bent her head and strove to catch the
half-formed words, "Read it again -read it again!"
she faintly whispered. -
A suspicion of tee truth lashed across Mrs.
Ellsworth's mind in an 'nitwit; bat,
_with rare
prudence and maim, she kept it to herself.
“Gertrude—or Mr. Ellsworth, perbape you
had better come--and give Mrs. Allen the sup
port of your arm ; she will be better in bee own
room where, she can lie down."
They insisted. her up Main, and then Mrs.
Ellsworth dismissed Gertrude, who had followed
them, 'and denied the door. By lids time a
flood of tears had mote to Adelaide's relief, and
her kind friend allowed her to weep in sikeee.
The color slowly came batik to her lips amain,
her eye resumed its' natural expression, and at
length, with an effort to restrain her emotion,
she said quite calmly.
"Yon must think my sOtation_ very mar
ountable Mrs. Ellsworth."
"Npt by any means, my dear Mrs. Allen. I
have only a very slight knowledge Of your hist°.
ry, it is true, bat I aw inclined to think it .would
be much more singular.if you were not agitated.
I do not wish to learn say thing that, you think
proper to conceal - But if I eau assist or comfort
you in any manner, I beg that you will ronMe
in me."
"I will confide in you, Mrs. Ellsworth—l
maw do so. Oh, you do not know him often,
since I have been under your roof, I have longed
to tell you the whole of my sad story, and 're
ceive the counsel and sympathy that I knew you
would not refuse me bat I oduld not trust my
self, and now I_ Kamm it is not neoessory for
me to tell you that I am the runaway wife of
Willis Fletcher r
ZUswerth played her husk
haw wee ware afk 0111, lan as .
glad. There are happy days in store for you.
myLdear Mrs. Allen—no, Mrs. Fletcher-I mean.
Wliich shall I call you nowlr'
"Call me Mrs. Allen, still," replied Adelaide
with a faint smile. "I voluntarily resigned my
husband's name, and I do not reek esif- I had
any right to resume it now."
"You have the test right in the world. DO
you not remember that our Mend wrotethat Mr.
Fletcher would suffer no blame to attach itself
to you and that he said your desertion. was his
own fault."
"Oh ! it Was not so—HlPwas not so," exclaimed
Adelaide, 'd her throbbing head upon
Mrs. Ell houlder. "I alone wow' too
blame ; ha ht he had ceased to love me
—that he thought I had married him beempie he
was rich, while in reality my heart was doted
to another. How could I remain und4 his
roof after that ? I hated the luxuries that were
the means of steeling hiaaaPit agaiusOne and
I conkd mrtbe depentient - upChim. - but child
died. For her sake only had I remained thus
long, and soon after she was hurried your appli
cation reached me—l at once resolved . to offer
my own services, and you know the re4t.
"And what will youllo now?" asked - )Irs.
Ellsworth. "Will you not return to America
with us?"
Adelaide hesitated. Your friend wrote that
my husband bad failed. Mrs. Ellsworth, do you
believe he would receive me now? 1 fled from
him when he. was rolling in syealth, but if I gn
back to him now that he is poor—if t tell him
that I am willing to labor with and for him, will
he not trust me?" And she loOked eac!erly and
allxiuusiv in Mrs. Ellswortieb face
"He am sure he- poor cLild,
and he will nevet:regret the lots, of his fortune if it
is the means of proring to him ilia, he possesses
such a treasure as you love. Oh, if husbands
and wive would only trust eaeh other implicit
But, Willis wats• not to blame Vs- ,listlsul le
ate, Mrs. Ellsworth; I did not.oonfide in him as
I ought; I concealed some things that he ought
to have known before our marriage, awl when he
discovered it, it was very natural for him to sup :
pose I had kept back more thin I did."
" Well dear, I will admit that you have-been
very much to blant, and Jour husband entirely
guiltless,-if it will give you - pleasure," replied.
Mrs. Ellsworth, with a smile; "but I have gene
rally found in such eases that there' was some,
fault on both sides. Now I, will leave you to
dream of years of bliss that shall make you both
forget this long and cruel separation. foe, I ant
certain you will yet be reunited. May I tell Mr.
Ellsworth?" she asked. as she tnnosi.towstsl the
•••:Yetig but, if you'pleepe.clo not tuellaion it sr,
any one ape for the prement.-
learned that the kind and gentle governess. to
whom his-wife and children had become Po much
attached, was- no other than the wife of - Willis
Fletcher, whom he had known by reputation for
many years; and the trordial. grasp of his hand
the neat morning, and the hearty, earnest tone
in which he acid—"l am really glad you are go
ing back to America' with us, Mrs. Allen,"
brought , tears to Adelaide's eyes. -
Four weeks afterward, to Frank's great delight,
they were tossing upon the'great Atlantic.
It was early morning, and the city was hardly_
astir, when a lady, wearing a traveling:dreas and
closely veiled, entered the drawing-room of one
of the first hotels in New York. She seemed to
be waiting for some one, and she panned, some
times before one window and somtimea before
another, while her small foot beat the carpet with
a restkus, uneasy motion. It was Adelaide, and
before many minutes hid elaissed, Mr. Ellsworth
joined ler.
f are you up and dressed already, Mis.
Fletcher?" For our heroine had en this resumed
her real name. •
"Ok t yen, sad I have • been uniting for you
this half howl
,I thought you would never
"I am ready to attend you to yourr husband's
boartrathouse as I promised, Mrs.: Fletcher;
but Ido not believe his physicians Trill allow
you to see him yet. They tell me he is very •ill
indeed.. Had ion not better wait at least one
day more?"
"I cannot, indeed I cannot . wait any longer.
Mr. Ellsworth. It is now three days since we
landed, and if he is so sick, I must help take
eare . of him. It can surely do him no harm now,
while he is to ill too recognise anyone.
"Very wea—we will go then; but you must
control yourself Why, you ter trembling now,
eo-that you can hardly stand."
"I shall be strong enough when-we are in the
open air," was the reply, and they were present
ly en their way. In about twenty minutes they
ascended the steps of a large brick house is a cos
paritively retired, and at that hoar, quiet part
of the town.
Mr. Ellsworth rang the belt--s tidy servant
girl answered the sanuseas. '
"How is Mr. .Fletelter ag---ean yogi
tell' we". - '
"No, * but walk in here, sad I will ask some
Owe who eau"—sued she armed tie door of a
wetly huskies' parlor. "There is old Betty -
that is the aurae sir —jest calming the bal.'
"Ask her to be good eawsgh to step here oat
moriest." .
The girl did as she was bidden, and Betty seou
aipeared, courtesy* sad soaking down her
arm; but say* that abbe eeithi oily stay a min
ute, Air she utast hurry back to the sick gentle
Adelaide grew pale, and involuntarily ' drew
the folds of bet veil more closely over her face
as seen as she aught a glimpse of the old• wpm
an's portly Sgure. Old Betty—for by that name
she was universally known-4ad been a ser
vant in Mrs. Fletcher's family from the time of
bar marriage. She had watched over little Katy
aml mused her is lker last illness, sad the ammo
eitiess eallid up by bet IlinpoSed
We shall meet soon. To think of such on boor!
Will Dot my heart, eerberdened by its bliss,
Paint and give way within are,
as a dower
Bone down and perishing b y noontide's kiss?
had nearly overthrown the fortitude for which
her old mistreats wat , struggling.
" How is Mr..Fleteher this morning, my good
womans;" asked Mr. Ellsworth—"this lady is an
old friend of his—a relative--can she see him?"
"Oh 'my, no, sir:" replied Betty--"he mustn't
see any body—so the doctor said, sir. Be is
very had, indeed, and 6nly yesterday the doctor
*sa saying to tne—l used to be In . Mr. Fletcher's
family, sir-L'now you must keep Nuiet, Betty;
nursing will him more good than medicine,
and you mit not let people be,coming in,to see
his"! "
Mr. Ellsworth was just beginning with--" But.
this lady," etc.,when Adelaide rose from 'the chair
where she had fallen faint and trembling upon
Betty's appearance, and turning toward her, she
raised the veil which had hitherto enneenied her
" The Lord blew.; es—the Lord bless us:" ex
claimed the old woman, lifting her hands in be
wildered astonishment: "Oh my.: if that aint
Mrs. Fletcher, now:—and I thought you was'
dead, ma'am---indeed I did: - Have you come '
back to' stay, ma'am?" asked the faithful creature
in a low, hesitati9g voice; while something that
looked very much like a tear gathered in her eye: ;
" For the present at least, Betty; that is, if
you will let me help nurse Mr. Fletcher.. You
.will not refits - 1e your old mistress that favor. even
if the doctors do say nay, will you, Bettye .
"• I would he the last one to keep a wife from
her hushand, ma'am, and surely 4'4 your right
to •be there; but you must not let him see you
'when be is awake—he begins to 'know tv now.
and this morning he called Inc 'Betty '
"I will
,do. just what you tell me I may•do:
and nothing more, Setty,': replied Adelaide.—
And turning to Mi. Ellsworth, she thanked ; him
earnestly Toe his - m=ly acts of kindnesF
" Say nothing at all about it, my dear madam,
nothing at all—and now I will not detain you.
Mrs El‘izworth will -ee you in a day or two,"
and. with a kind •liake the hand. he bade her
•'• V.ll up. Uiett}•--is he ::drip,' -
IF7, how pale you are, Mr..
Fletcher? 1 dun't know rt. Ido right to let you
. •
at•F •
"This -. a id a ., I weye aseemling the , tairs.
In t Moment they paused f.efore the loor, and
Adelaide waited while Betty went in to reeon
noitre. Presently- the latter reappeared with her
finger on her lip. and beekonetl her to dime In.
" Ile is asleep yet. -- I lle . whiliereil; ..n o w if
you want t, - ± see hint. yoit just ,teli carefully
around by the bed there. and if he stirs a bit.
you musthide behind the eurrain. I:dou't know
but,Doetpr.grey e'en-a-most kill me," abe
muttered; as slit• turned Slyraty to wipe the tear
that Were chasing each other dOwn her withered
cheeks—“lon theynor sorb! not hell)
Adelaide did as she was directed. • When Pr.
Grey entered the chamberi i an hour afterward,
.he, found her kneeling byl the bedside, but in
such a position that her husband. amid' ndt see
her, even if he awoke—with her face buried in
the folds:of the curtain, and { weeping her very
life away. Mr. Ellsworth hail already. informed
him of Mrs. Fletcher's return—he was not there
fore. very he lreittly surprised, and only said, as he
pressed. hand—
"l am "Amid this is an imprudent measure,
my dear Mrs. Fletcher. Your 'unexpected pres
ence might destroy your husband's mason, if not
his life."
a I will; he very careful, Dr. Grey. Oh, do
let me sit, with him: I will do just as Betty
tells me."
i►ell, only look out for yonroelf'—
staid. a .
and im s
tcher improved rapidly under the unit
his wife and Betty—bat the former,
her promise, had never suffered her
, h him except when he was asleep.
ed care co
self to a ~
He thou/lit, as he grew better, and began to no,
tine the arrangement of the room, that his kind,
old nursers taste had improved wonderfally—the
draper gr y4f; the windows was arranged so much I
more ully,and the little ram of howersalways
looked m fresh and bright, and he told her one
day, but she only laughed in,return for•the com
" Dr. Illrey," said the convalescent one morn
ing, *boat three weeks after Adelaide's return,
"you cannot imagine what strange thesis I have.
Every night my poor, lost Adelaide mines to me,
sad 'bends over me, and I can feel her breath
upon my cheek, and hear the rustling or her pr
imate; it also seems so real—and then When day
light comps, I know I have only been dreaming.
&eirethnes I lie with my eyes shut and feel her
,presence in my very heert'r cow, but dere nut
lookup, became I know that if I do the vision
I may apply such a term to that. which is
felt rather than seem-=will leave me. Do you
believe that disembodied spirits are allowed to
visit us? • I sometimes think that she is dead
and that—"
pahaw: You• nuust't be thinking of
such sober things, Mr. Pletcher. I ballet one
bit of faith in ghosts or in dreams either," repli:
ed Dr! (hey, with a beaming smile 7 :"but now
I will just tell you what you may do. The . very
next time this visit* appear' to you, suppose you
jtmt open your eyes, and see if you , eon make
any dissoUeries, eh?"
Mr. Filetteder opened them very wide now, and
gaited at him incredulously. ' "Oh , 1 Dr. Grey,
what sonoeuse!"
notwounie at all, I Mare you, my dear fol
low. 1 think it the moot reasonable reposition
I could poonagY make."
But, doctor, ham Adelaide—is my wife; in
(short, *hat do you Mean?"
. "Precisely what I said: now take this compo
sing draught, and go to sleeir, I shall riot speak
another word to you." And he did not; but the
kind, meaning smile with which he left the room
mak far down into Willis Fleteher's heart, and
awakened these a World of hope and' happiness,
for which be* could not account, and be resolved
to follow his advise.
' How impatiently he waited for - the night! He
watched the 'saes= upon the window-blinds,
as they sank from one slat to another, and
thought they would never reach the lowest: it
sessed to het that then never was such a hag
afternoon—Mit the sun never would go do
"Betty, isn't it time for me to have yt. -
and tea?"
"La'. no, sir; it i, only four o'clock•. Ire yO
He turned uneasily upon the bed. iith a eig
of weariness
. "Only fotir o'clock!'
Was he dreaming now? Surely his sigh '
echoed—rery, very softly; and not by old Bett
either. A faint tinge of red stole over his Che6lt
and his blood flowed faster, but; 'in a tdotneint
he chided hiqutelf for his folly, and tried to ,
to sleep. .
"At last:it was really dark--- 2 -the• evening IN •
away. Betty .completed her arrangements' Ito'
the night ; and took her usual station in an Ws
chair by the fire. Soon he knew that she i ira i
fast sudeeß, and it was almost' time for bie lo c i
turnal visitor. , I
He shut his eyes, and lay very ::till, , but it
all cat that was alive to the• faintest sound. f [ ll
could hear his owit heart beat; but that was n,
very strange, for it.: . pnitiation. were' quick an
At length he heard a very light step--it
scarce heavier than the fall of a snow-flake; b
it did not escape- him. He felt that
approached bed—is bens user ltipt ; w
breathing~ fanned his brow—a tear felttipon
lie could control himself uo longer—his .
opened, and with a low murmur of 4eiiptit
tended his arm. .1
• Adelaide- v love v w ife : .
i 'APE thy love—trust thou is mint' .4
•Are not these lodgings rather too - expen i
for your altered circumstances. Willie?" ;1
Adelaide to her htuband one morning (tw. ,
three• months from that time) casting her e
around the luxurious apartment in which h
were sitting as she spoke -We are not li
very much like poor folks.-.
„ What . do you mean by in -altered *417
stances,' _%delaidel' trot have referred' to t e.
several time-, and I eould nta iniaf . ine what 'yo
lueatit; flow d rxplain youeself.”
"I mean, .if votirse, that you have 'lost
property—or, at least, some of it; and have
to (let me see--:yes. that wa.s it) to thetria
world anew,' and have been thinking t,H•
had better begin iather more eennomieslly
What have to rjs - 4• week frx t •
.01.1,!• •
-Not a cent !pore than I an afford. toy I ! •
wife. What in the world put this into your I •a,
Who told you any suelt-trashr
-Why, t tomird'in England that you had fa
ed-10-t everything; and then I thought
•;Ite Itemitatcd—and her husband, after _
" —A " — 4s
-And then you thought if I had lost tce
thing else; I would need my. wife? OIS, my
my darling: how could I aver Mare dist !a,
"And how could 1 ever have given you r
to distrust me?" responded Adelaide. "B
have not told me about your failure , yet al
was it?"
"Just this: I made smut. very rash and f r •
movements with regard to my business, and •
very near losing every cent. Indeed. I beii.
it was at one time rumored that I had mad
entire failure. But affairs turned out better • 1
Thad any reason to expect. and I escaped" t
the long of only a very few thousands, lAI •
regret them; for it will learn me to be more e
Lions for the future, and now I have some
be careful for," he continued, as he' fold
still closer to his heart. "And you really th; z 1
you were coming back to privation and tni
you, my Ads"
"Yea; but I did not fear them. I only t u
that under such eimunstanee% you would h
faith in my love."
"I have--I have. Ada. Nothing on ear th
ever make me4oubt you again."
- "I don't know abobt that," replied .Id.,
fully shaking her head: "I shottld,not
the risk."
As a member of the Lower House .' Hr. ileael
er passed the next winter in Washington; nd
course Ada went with him. He could le
her spin so soon; and very proud was he did
grace, the intellect, and the varied ace° plisl
mutt that made her so "aught after, as the righ
eat ornament of the circle in which they ved.
Time was a "Levee" at the White ouse .1 -
"Willis," whispered Ada, "you 'said GeOrge
Tilden and his wife would be here--ari , they
not standing near that large hum r;smtk,.,"
"Yes, that must be George; let us go anit i aois
They crossed the room; and very soup Ade
laide clasped , the hind of George Tilde a fa'
blue-eyed -bride, and gave to the young, tee'
ling streuser a kind and sisterly greeting
"She is Ivry beautiful—very lovely, t
said Adelaide, later in the evening, as Mr.
er had taken Mrs. Tilden away to show h r
pabsting, "I need not tell you how I 4oir ,
your happiness."
"I know pm de, Adelaide, and I hope .#
love my Edith as a sister. She is ye y
and needs the companionship of one w
mss t Inuit."
"I could not help loving her, George, f. r,
make of our old friendship, if for nothing Use
Bat, oh; whit has become of Timone
George's emmjeamece fell as he answered—l
"Poor child! she leads a wretched filar.
She could never agree with her step-mother
%ally married a man' nearly sixty years
partly because he had plenty of money, anti part
ly to escape from the petty tyranny to ithidi she
was subject at home. She looks care-Wcits and
heart sick. Her husband is jealous of bie i yming
and pretty wife, and she seldom goes out. IA sbe
does, be will not leave her fbr an instaeit;iland
subjects her to a constant inuweilanowthat Must
be inexpressibly piling. Truly, dear A'S', )iThe
way of the transgressor is hard."
Oar story is ended, kind reader. Yir 0. awes.
eery for us to "point the isossir
Jausy Lied Qoi s it
ewliat of kflor dankisr.
8.. F. SWAN, EDITR..
Jim BoAcwith's Indian Fig ht
Plonk Patkman's Pcdine and Bo Mountain Lift
Six years ago, a felloir named Jim Beckwith-T=
..'.ngrel of French: American, and negro blood
—was trading for
,the Fur Company, in n *err •
large village of Crows. Jim Beckwith was last'
sunimer at St. Louis ,Ite is a ruffian of the ins
stamp; such at least is the charaCter,lze beau nr ,
on the 'prairie Yet to his ease all the standard'
rules of character fail, for though he willstah a
man in his sleep, be will also perform most des
perate acts of daring; such, for instance, as the
following: Whilr-he was in the Crow village, a
Blackfoot war-party, betw,een thirty and forty
number, came-stelling thinugh the country,
ling stragle-rs an marrying off horses. The Cr?*
Warriors got lupon their trail and pressed theme*
closely . that they' could not escape, at which the
Blaekfeet. throwing up a semicircular liresstweri '
of logs at the foot of a precipice, eoolly nwaitedi
their approach. The logs and stickstriled booroi
five feet high. protected them in front. The
Crows might have -swept over the breast-Uorkand
exterminated their enemius; but thtiugh onraum:
bering them tenfold, they did not drearnof storm=
ipg the little fortificafion. Such a 'proceed*
ould he altogether repugnent to • their notion;
df warfare. Whotiping and yelling,and jumping
from side to side like , devils hicariate, they
showered bullet , and arrows upon the loge; not a '
Blackfoot was hurt, but several Crows, in spite
of their leaping and dodging, were slkit down.—
'ln tbi. childish manner the fight wens on for an
hour or two. Now and then a Crow warrior, Wait
eestisy`bf valor and vainglory,would scream, forth
his tvsf song, :iciasting himself the. bravest and
greatest of mankid,..and grasping his hatchet,
would rush up and strike it upon the breastwart
and then as he retreated io his companions;
dead undera shower of arrows; yet no combined
,attac4 seemed to be &carried of. The Bleckfeet
iremained secure in their . intreneinnent. dt
lait Jim Beckwitll to=t patience: -
"You are all fool , . add old women,' he saidto
ithe COWS; -come with me if. any, of you are
bruve enotizli,•and I will show you hots to fight." -
fie•threw off his .trapper's frock_ of buckskin
and • stripped hiinself naked like the Indiana
themselves. He left his 4 , ,ifle on the
,d •
taking in his hand a small light„hatort u , l it
i u over the praric to the
_right, wooded by a
hollow from the eyes of the Blac eet. Tim
climbing up the rocks, he gained the top of the
precipice behind them. Forty, or'fifty young
Crow warriors followed him. ii,i the cries and
whoripi that rose f!om below, he knew; that the .
Blackfeet were just beneath him; and running,
forward he leaped down the rock into the midst
of them. Iks he fell he caught one by th' long •
loose hair, mid dragging him down, tontahawked
him; then gypping another by the" belt at his
gaining his feist,Acrnted the Crow; titri;;iy. Ire
swung his hatchet so - fiercely. around lam, that
' the astonished Blackfeet boil back and pee him
room. He might,- had he chosen, have,leard
over the breast work
, and escaped ; but this was
not necessary, for with devilish yells the Crow .
warriors Caine dropping in quick succession oyes.
the rocks among their enemies. - The main body
of the Crows, too, answered the cry from the
front, and rushed simultaneously up i The ow
_valsive struggle within the ltreastwerlt witafright.
ful; for an instant the Blackfeet fought and yel
led like pent-up tigers; bui the butchury mammon
complete, and. the mangled bodies lay piled u
together under the precipice. Not . a :Blackfoot'
made his escape. After thi s tight the Crois '
dubbed Beckwith a chief. They thought hiss
one of tht , in. - .:t wonderful braces that' ever maw
r I among theta. - •
more reminded of the' terrible collision of April
laBt. near otw city; 1:• • the following brief bat
' . melancholy statement s •It *ill be remembered
that in the.libt of the dead were recorded four
d I unknown person - A, a man, woman, and two lads
of and 15 years of age, and they uteri bu
ried without being recognized, with no friend to
to . follow then' to the grave; and no inscription to
• be written agave_ them but the sad one of the
"Unknown: - It will be remembered also, that ,
of an infant. very neatly dressed, Was taken min-.
geejured from the ruins, • but found itself among ,
the strangers, without one to claim, or even to mi.
'cognize it. -It naturally excised ,the sympathies
of many of oar citizens, and was kindly cared
for and nursed in one - of our most resinetable
familie, It was 'feared. that all these might
belong to one family, and after long coniin
ued and•faith i ful exertions, each has been found
to be the case. The invet_timAineinicalatudit
ited the following fact, that another young =Op -
who was killed, about .17 dears ores*, and
supposed to be Mr Misigor, from 'timid :s tood
li l y . in his pocket, With hie suite upon lt;was dM
a> . one of the sons. The name of the family was
Kellogg. They- were removing- from New Yak
? 1 6
State to Minnesota, whither two elder sow hod
t a t . already gone; and leaving behind a danghtor of
full age. These- three remaining mashas of
i lk ' the &mill have been here, have reclaimed *Or
infant winter, - and visited- the graves of 44r
in rentsisz i three brothers. This Is the saddest
tale of connected with this metootstde and
s h e beart-re4ling. catastrophe. Its record willliwe
in some families through more than one goners.
the tion• — ehicago Tr 4 nuf• "
DZPOPULATIOki; . EEllol7..—tba Paris oar.
respondent of the Boston Art stases that. - Abe
tide of ominigmakon to the United States shorts
no signs of abatement. On the contrary the
volume is constantly increasing., This is a sam
ple of the rush of Europeans towards the whore'
of America : "On the, 25th a column of 200 -
Germans passed through Paris to Havre. Os
the morning of the 26th, 556 emigrants who had
arrived that came morning by the Streabeirg
Railroad, took their departure by the Havre line.
' The evening train to Havre last Saturday car
ried from Paris 986 Hanoverins, who were about
to found a town in the State of Illinois. In
Hungary more than 4000 passports have already
been given, a number of them for California.—
The authorities make no difficulties about pant
ing passports, bet the emigrant is obligati to
o that he does not intend .to ream • soAlm•
- .