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V?L '? WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5. 1853. NoTkT"
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PUTNAM'S POPULAR LIBRARY is still
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daily evening star
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There was a new anfeal in L . A young
man of gentlemanly appearance and genteel
address, alighted from his stage coach and
announced his intention to remain a few
months in the town. The gentleman gave
no reason for so doing; he never hinted his
occupation, never asked if he ceuld procure
work. He paid his- bill every Saturday
night without a murmur. What, wha^ras
he 2 The fat landlady had intimated that
she thought he was young. The gentlemah
stared and left the room. The consequence
was that Mrs. Hobbs talked herself into a
hoarse cold; she was sure "he wan't eny
buddy to act so, she knew."
Now, Mrs. Hobbs was one of those won
derfully gifted persons who always knows
every one's business except her own. The
tewn of L was well provided with such
characters. They made the life of the place.
And if you get a goodly number congrega
ted in one town, just stop up the key-holes
of your drawers, or else they'll see a love
letter in one corner. Don't wear your neck
chain, if you do sharp eyes may see a gen
1 tlemans portrait appended to it. If you
walk out with your father, they'll ask "how
many yards you put in a sheet ?
But a few days passed ere Mrs. Hobbs
told Miss Jones that the "feller's name was
Mordant Gray, and that he was going with
Nellie Lane, and she knew he'd have her."
For once Mrs. Hobbs told the truth?that
his name was Mordant Gray?that he had
asked the hand of Nellie Lane in marriage
and had been refused by her father and ac
cepted by Nellie Gray, every one knew.
Nellie was lovely, and the pet and pride
of her aged parents. They loved her too
well to yield her to the care and keeping of
one they knew nothing definitely about.
But Nellie loved; she asked no questions
'twas enough for her that he loved her in
return. 'Twas enough, and so she left her
father's house, and went, she knew not
where, with Mordant Gray.
Mr. Lane grew very pale, and his hand
trembled as he turned the key to Nellie's
room; and Mrs. Lane gave her harp into
the hands of a stranger. From that hour
her name was never mentioned. There
fell a silence o'er the old house ; a silence
such as death leaves. They heard from
Nellie but once, and then she was the star
of the fashionable circle.
The old man did not curse his child, he
remembered that she had nestled to his
bosom, even as she now nestled to another's;
that her white hand had rested on his
brow, or twined the silver hair in many a
J massive curl; he said she was his child
i yet, no matter for the rest.
It is better to bless than curse. It mat
ters not how deeply you are wronged, curses
do no good. They will meet you in after ?
years; they will rise up at every step,
whispering, "if ye had blessed the wrong
would not have fallen." There will come a
memory of sunny eyes that have met yours
in trustfulness: of small hands clasping
thine in confidence; of red lips, which
spoke, it may be, love vows. Curse them
not, though those eyes looked inquiry; the
hands worked it; the lips spake it. Curse
not, I say, though they blight your life
prospects. Bless, and the sun glideth
through the clouds ; curse, and the temp
Not many weeks after Nellie's departure,
ilhey bore her mother to the grave.
'Twas a year after Mrs/Lane's death that
I one clear, cold night, Mr. Lane sat by the
fireside, his clasped hand resting on the old
Bible, and his voice raised in prayer.
He did not hear the door open; he saw
no one enter, until a muffled form stood by
"Father! father! father!"
The thick veil fell back, leaving exposed
the wan, white face of Nellie Lane.
The old man started to his feet. He
pushed back the matted curls and peered
earnestly into that face. He opened his
arms, " My Nellie!" and she lay sobbing on
his bosom. Setting her beside him, he asked
her history. It was short but full of agony.
True to his promise, on their arrival in
New York, Mordant made hei his wife. He
was very wealthy, and they entered into the
highest circles. She was very happy ; he
gratified her slightest wish. They went one
night to the opera. A new star made her
appearance in the musical world. When
she ascended the stage, Nellie observed Mor
dant grow pale. She asked the cause, he
The following morning m Nellie sat read
ing in her boudoir, a seryant ushered in the
singer of the night before. ;
" Is your name Nellie Gray*?" she asked.
" It is," was the reply. .
"Lady, will yon listen calmly to me?"
asked the stranger, laying her hand on Nel
lie's arm. r. 1 2
Nellie said " yes." /
" Are yon Am wife ?" ahe whispered com
pressing her lips. ? ,
" I am." Nellie trembled, she knew not
" What mean yon, madam ? Yon are a
"What mean I? He has deceived you.
You are not lawfully wedded. I am his
wife, married not two years ago, in Spain.
As she spoke, she laid before the grief
stricken Nellie the marriage certificate of
the marriage of Mordant Gray to lona Gon
zales. Nellie did not faint She left the
house in company with lona, and sought
"Father, tell me, am I thy child yet?
" Yes, my own forever. Let the stranger
As he spoke the door opened and lona
entered. She was very beautiful?the dark,
dazzling beauty of Spain.
She refused to tell her past life, and Mr.
Lane pressed her not. He was happy with
his child, happy with the stranger.
Hush I bend reverently. The White An
gel hath been busy. Shadowy .fingers have
pressed the white brow and sealed the foun
tain head of life. The death banner waves
over a broken band. The young beloved
hath been bidden to the feast. Lo! she
goeth, end who shall stay her step.
Sleep, young slnmberer, in the still rest.
The music of thy childhood has not echo
ed along thy path. There are stains and
marks on the harp, the rich gilding is
dimmed by tears.
List! amanly form bends o'er the coffin.
He has come at the bidding of death. He
lifts his head and meets the gaze of flashing
eyes. The intruder is a woman tall and
"Ha?" she exclaimed, " Mordant Gray,
you here, Hast come to exult over the in
nocent form of your victim ? *Nay, ye need
not shrink, my eyes are not like hers, that
ye cannot meet them. Look at her if yov
will. She makes one more on thy list of
victims, one more, for whose every hour of
anguish, ye shall reap years of woe. Go !
He did go, and there rung after him a
peal of laughter, so wild and exhulting,
that it thrilled his very soul with fear.
Let him go, as others of his cast go,
while his brow is branded, his heart marked,
his very soul black with perjury; the shut
ting out of sunshine; the rendering of the
name of Virtue, a curse to young, glad
hearts; the giver ef the innocent to a life
of more than damning agony; the destroyer
of household harmony; the messenger of
woe in many a merry home; he, who, at
the tribunal of God, shall answer for the
souls they have corrupted.
Let bim go, with the memory of a wrong
ed and disgraced maiden, a deserted wife
to follow him. Go, Mordant Gray, but a
wan-wasted face shall mirror in the depths
of thy wine cup, cold icy hands touch thine
at every turn. In the night hours, a white
shadowy form shall stand by thy couch,
asking for that ye took but cannot return.
From the pages of thy book, in the flower's
cup eyes peer into thine, dark and gleaming.
Soft, blue eyes, which the death veil has
hid, look up to you in every place, dim eyes
of the long departed, The footsteps of the
living leave their impress in thy path, and
her voice echoes far above the sounds of
revelry. There is no rest for thee. In the
shrieking wind gust, 'mid the patter of the
rain, comes the voices of two, demanding
The wronged, betrayed, degraded !
MECHANICS' BANK, GEORGETOWN.
THIS INSTITUTION iB BOW doifcg a General Bank
ing Basinet#. Office under the Union Hotel, cor
ner Bridge and Washington street*, Georgetown, (D.
C.) -here iu note, will be
GlOEGXTOWTf, (D. C.) 185& / ?
A W ARRIVAL ?rBIlOWN'8 HOTEL
A. Just received from the manufactory of Win. L.
McCauley, of Baltimore?
One case of Patent Cork-Sole Boots
One cass of Double-Sole Boot*
One caoe Dress Boots , _
For sale at the Faflhiohable Boot Store ?f
dec 4 -' J.MILLS.
[From the Boston Bee.]
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[The following was picked up on Post
Office Avenue, a few days since. We beg
pardon of the writer for making it public,
but it is so seldom that so much truth is
contained in a letter, that we thought it too
good for the private perusal of one indivi
dual only.] . -
Boston, December 8th, 1862.
My dear Joe:
If you remember or can recall the sensa
tion you experienced, (as you have un
doubtedly experienced it) when a boy, of
finding in the pocket of some cast-off vest,
restored to your back for a single rainy
day, if you can remember, I say dear Jo,
the joy that crept through your youthful
veins at finding hid beneath the lining an
odd dime, you may know how gladly I re
ceived yeur letter, and how truly joyful I
was at hearing from an old friend whose
whereabouts I have for five long years been
J ignorant of. I believed you dead, dear Jo,
and that several times, for every time I
read of a steamboat explosion out West,
and saw it stated at the bottom of the list
of killed, " one young man, name un
known," I thought it more than likely that
ere this you must have left things terrestial
for a celestial habitation, and therefore
gave up all hopes of ever receiving evidence
in writing of your being still among the
In fact, Joe, so certain was I that the
" unknown man," who is so frequently
blown up, out West, was really you, that
being in company with a " spiritual me
dium," I tried to raise your spirit. The
rappings did not give any very satisfactory
reply. It was then suggested that perhaps
you were not dead, and acting upon the
hint, I asked if your spirit had arrived in
the land of dreams. The alphabet was
called for, and cat was distinctly spelt,
and no more. This puzzled us, but a little
J till one present thought it might mean
" Can't Always Tell." Whereupon the ta
ble moved three feet, and there were other
manifestations of approval at this transla
tion by the learned pundit.
^ I am right glad to hear that the world
has served you well. I can truly say the
same, and dear Joe, don't start when I tell
you that I am a married man; yes " trans
ported for life," for some one says every
one is who marries happily. I have had
five years experience in wedded life, and I
, can only advise you, if you ever wish to
know what happiness is, to look carefully
round, and find the bird, but be sure find
the right one, and then spring the trap.
Old bachelors may talk about their com
forts?but what are they compared to ours?
No more to be compared to them, than is
the pleasure of eating a small ice cream on
the marble table of a confectioner's back
store, to the gratification you experience
in eating hot oysters with a pair of red lips
right opposite, who can swallow the bi
valves, and brighten the heart at the same
time, by sweet words.
Forgive me the homely comparison, dear
Jo, but ain't it a true one? Married life
has its vexations, its griefs and sorrows, as
well as single life, but wedded happiness is
increased two-fold, and wedded sadness is
lessened by being divided by two. I
thought, dear Jo, before I was married, that
married life was to be a kind of perpetual
honey-moon, which summer's heat would
not melt and winter's frost would not freeze.
I# imagined a ^prolonged Elyseum of never
ceasing delights, a procession of happy
J hours, commencing at the altar, to termi
nate at the grave?but I have experienced
the shallowness of such visions and having
prolonged the honeymoon as long as possi
ble, have settled down in the enjoyment of
all those stern realities of life which make
life after all, truly valuable to us. Yes, Jo,
I actually go to market, through I never
diekerwith the butcher, or apply my olfac
I tory-organ to any fowl or animal, believing
that all such generally become nuisance to
butchers, and pay more in the end, than
those who trust to their honesty. I buy
teas and spices, pickles and coffee, and all
those sorts of things; but I have not yet
adopted that commercial plan, of running
round town and wasting two days in tasting
different firkins of butter for the purpose of
saving a cent a pound, at the expence of
many dollars loss by neglect of business.
These things I avoid, and I really believe
that in the long run the balance will be in
my favor. My wife of course is an eco
nomical woman in her way. There is one
very good thing about her, ehe don't ex
periment in cake making or the concoction
of sauces, preserves or rarities. She Tints
the kitchen abont once a day, and that is
often enongh to see that things are in order,
for mark my word, if yeu choose a wife f?r
her culinary acquirements, it is ten to one,
if she don't ruin you, the grooer and the
butcher by her excessive fondness for show
ing her smartness.
It is all very well for young mlnwis to
know how to do plain oooktag, tovt the*
fancy cooks, generally neplw** hM.
band's shirt bosoms and lean,
sundry other articles not to be mentioned in
this letter. The idea is an exploded one,
that a young lady before she is qualified to
be married, must know by heart Mrs. Pat
nam's Cook Book. B tter by far that sbe
be skilled in hem-stit h, back-stitch, and
cross-stitch, for baker's bread is as cheap
as home-made, but bought shirts cost $2.50
each, which is quite an advance on the ori
ginal cost of cotton, linen, and thread.
Of course, dear Jo, I have not been mar
ried five years, without an increase taking
place in my family. I have two joBy little
fellows. The first boy, whom we call "Bub'*
still, did, once in a while, make me think
that a bachelor's life had some charms,
which a married man's had not. It was
awful to have one's rest destroyed by the
infant Hercules plying his feet like a pair
of drum sticks, into the hollow of one's
back, fit was Jtrying to one's patience to
jump up a doien times in a cold night to
hand Bub a drink of water?it was aunov
ing to have Bub take the hooping cough,
then the measles, and finally wind up with
the croup, all in the space of three months,
and it sometimes tried my temper to see
him exercise his strength, by hurling plates
onto the floor, and knives into the fire?but
I finally became reconciled, and now every
thing goes happily. Get married, Jo, if jou
would live like a man?get married, I stay?
but I have written more than you probably
will read, upon a subject of such slight in
terest to you. My next shall be en a differ
ent subject. Reply soon.
Yours as ever,
JOHN M. DONN A BROTHER have just opemsl
and arranged a handsome assortment of ?ioois
suitable for the season, viz :
Parian Marble Goods
Papier Mache and French painted do.
French China and Berlin Iron Goods, at* Cuyn
and Saucers, Mugs, CarSstands, and Match
Bcxes, Dresden China, vry liandnom*-, Ban
kets ani Work Boxes, F rtable Desks, 4c.
Handsome Castors, Mugs Tea Sets
Card and Cake Baskets, Goblets, For,.* and
Mustards, Salts, and Napkin Rings.
Solar, Etherisl, Hall, Ac.
Fenders, Dogs, Shovel and Tongs, Spittorn*
Candlesticks, Candelabra*. Hatracks, Loukuu
Very large gilt frame, mahogany, and walnuv.
Looking Glasses, Bracket Tables.
Several handsome painted Chamber Sell, very
cheap and good
Bureaus, Sofas, Extension Tables
Chairs of many patterns and shapes and mate
Bedstead, Beds, Mattresses, and Feathers in
China, glass, stone, and crockery War in
quantities, a large stock, well assorted, and
Toilet Sets, Candlesticks, Cake Boxes
Brushes, Wood ware, Iron Ware
Clocks of several varieties and patterns. 3u
hour and 8 day. Our stock is certainly tiic
most complete of any kept in the District or
perhaps at any other place.
We invite a call from persons in want of article in
the line of housekeeping, and we flatter oursel *>-*
they ct" be accommodated at our establishment
promptly and at as reasonable prices for the quality
as at any ether place.
JOHN M. DONN A BROTHER,
Pennsylvania avenue, bet. 10th and 11th sts.
JOSEPH HODGSON at his store on H, betww n
6th and 7th streets, a fine assortment of STOVE-,
TINWARE, Ac. to which particular attention is call*'.
J. II. is also prepared to execute any work in h. -
line of business ****
WRITING Desks, Ladies Work Boxes
Gentlemen's Shaving Cases
Eight-day Clocks, a superior arti?ie
Porte Monaies, Bird Cage*, r**i'r*d **
sale low at the 7th street Fancy Store, 2d below 1.
,w A. LAMMOND.
JUST RECEIVED? _
One case of Madame Bontag Button Gaiters for
Also. Ladies' Half Gaiters
And for sale by HARRIS A GRlFFTIf,
Penn. avenue, bet Mh
16 next door to W. U*rp?r A Oo
Bermuda arrow boot-av?7?
perier article, just received. W. T. ETAPfc