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BY E. P. WALTON & SON.
VOL. XLIV, NO. 18. WHOLE NO. 22G5.
lHalcljmnn & State 2ourant.
rriiLisiir.i) cvkkv tiiuhsday morn inc.
TF1. VPgl.0 nli in t .Iv-nrPj 00 if payroll if r.rl
mult? to dtm. e ; micrct lwry charred ftvui end f
Et CH4LLl fcllCKAT.
TV1I tr- je winged wibdj,
Tliat rcoi4 my puJiiwsy ioar,
I to 3 e out knew co ne ;it
V lnre ni.tiali weep cu mora;
f-fifDf lane nd ptetaitt dell,
t-ornt v a I ley in ltie et,
W!ir(i fre ftoro tell nJ ptin,
1 to urary oul may iel?
1 lie loud wind nftrueJ ti k wtlpet low,
And ilid for pity a it answered "No."
Tell me ihou mil.iy Jeep,
. Wliw itUwf ttund rue play,
Km'V M linu Mu.e f.icxcd jit,
. m iU df4ravay
Uri vrfj man iMkY find,
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A . . 1 Wlhl'tilp UUtVf u IO?
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Jioji i :. t nod tcii Lc iMnerBrCw!"
And tlum irenst ma it,
llitt wufc Mfli holy rwt
IKmi !v"1l a" t -ltht
A( i in iitgbt f i( ce,
.Ttttt iue, la ntt th) iuuu t,
IUt llwu im t Men o:ue pot,
U ere mucrubJc mm
fiuJ a lujipkr lot?
Hiitut cJeud Uwt moon witl-drew in w,
And i f-uct (tier, but sad, teiHuded Nol"
Tell ra,-( my t-ecret toj ,
lli . iai :n llajMtanJ Fji.Ij,
In tiipre nu iiMm-; plac,
Frtfn sorrow, hi nod dellt ,
I iLere no l.ppy
Imrtj gnef utuy find Ihilrn,
And weirme tt reft?
Fa uhf Hope und I-nc-Iwrt loont to mortal tit en
Wated tbtir bright Miit, mod Vilwpcrcd " Ye !
THE BACHCLOIl'S last val
Or, the " Oiio-Korned Dilemma."!
uy miss MAtiv j. is. r.r.o;r.c.
"TIutc was one laily at yonr party lasI
night, tu ulmm you dii! not introduce me,
Sir. llornkeith," said a fine, tall, manly
looking gentleman, seating lninself familiar
ly in Ins friend'.-, counting room, anil taking
up tlie iiiDrninj pper " a lady who car
ried a face and fyire til lo be a model for
the ciiUel of a MJ ilptor. As cool in temper
ament .is 1 am, I h.ne been 'seeing vision
and dreaming dreams' of her eer tince,
sleeping and wAing."
"Ah, indeed 1 you surprise me, Fitz Henry
on nlio have tcte-i-tettd with peere
rs ai:U courtly dan es, pi)ing Midi compli-meiit-
perh. ip to a country inuiJcu! II u
how C'Hild 1 he mi blundering as to neglect
either joii or ihe lady so uiii.irdonabIy I
Pray excuse me, and dcscnbc jour inamo
rata rcull), 1 tiiok uiu to he arrou-proof!"
replied Mr. UiTiikeilli, gavly clapping his
friend on liissdumlder.
" Arrou-proof 1 you abuse ine," returned
Mr. Fitz Henry; " never was a man more
yuscrpiililt to genuine loveliness in woman
th hi ! ; the spurious and cou:. '."licit attraction:-.
Mien as are in fashion at i he present
d.iv, 1 mn have less power with me. Cut
that man affiliate; with the brute creation,
who is itiM-iiMble to the influence ol his
mother's sex, especially if he had such a
mother as nunc-. This inamorata, as jou
pleiseil to cail her, was n remar!;ahly beau
tilul tiruuetic cue ot thi.se rich, mantling
complexions you might I tucy an eqil il mix
ture ol Spam.-. i and Circi-siau. llereu-sj
were i rv large and black, her i' ttiire.-. fine
ly in ii.iie.l U.i'Cian, ut:i a siugiihirly n,e
and Mltileciiijl ca'-t, an.l her wiiole figure
appeared to ine in faultless proportion. I
cannot desciioij an article of Iter diess. nor
tell uhui.ier site wore hi ick or hile, but I
iaw nothing ee the whole evening, nor Ii.ij
the vision once departed from me to this
moment. Iluriikeilh, 1 believe 1 am in love!
Pray how does a man fell in that preJioa
meut 1 You know.'
4 It depends upon the location of the
malady!' laughed Mr. llornkeith ; 'some
times it strikes to the head, and becomes ' a
dizziness that won't let a man go about his
bizzuiess' with this diagnosis, I think the
.scientific don't call it dangerous. But when
it strikes lo the htart, they tell me it is apt
to terminate like hydrophobia, in convul
sions. 1 spe ou are in a bad case, Fitz
Henry but really, this won't do. 1 have
fixed upou an heiress for you a veritable
fijrj the loveliest little creature, always
excepting my Elizabeth, that the favors of
fortune ever alighted upon. Lively, brilliant,
beautiful, and a hundred thousand ! Do
jouhear? She was tick lait evening, or
she would have been the 'Cynosure' of our
party, and would have stormed your citadel,
1 am almost certain. Mow don't run crazy
in another direction, till you have teen
' I have seen Dora Fennimore already,'
replied .Mr. Fitz Henry, 'and let me assure
vou, I could not marry her if she owned all
California; she is not alter my taste. Why,
look at me, Hornkeith, here 1 am, six feel,
good measure, without my boots, and Dora
she is certainly not half as high. That
would be literally the 'long and the short of
the matter' exemplitied. io, no 1 don't
like dwarfish women. The Lilliputians had
better match themselves in Lilliput. .Be
sides, she may possibly be 'sweet sixteen,'
as the young bloods, with their heads full ol
nonsense, fresh atid green, have it. And 1
' tell it not in Gath' I am twice that,
fairly round the corner, and a b ichelor !
But 1 must be allowed to call you back to
the previous ipicsliou.'
Ah, yes, tins bruuette. I think she
must be .Mrs. Parkinson ssi:ter, .MissIIcn
shavv. She has been spending the winter
in town, and my wife is oneol her most de
voted admirers. A saiart, sensible, queenly
looki.ig lady she is to be sure; but not, as
you just remarked, ' after my taste.' They
soy she is a confirmed sclioolma'aui, besides
being a ' has blue,' and scribbling sonnets
and essays for the papers. The editor are
ill runaniT after her, though I am tiot liler-
ary enough to know a thing she has written.
Look out, Fitz Henry, I'm afraid the man
that marries Miss Henshaw will be in the
category described by Schiller, you know
A .nrt nt rushli.ht of liTn,
Put t liy ihetgreAt ur' inywifo!
My tfui ihe fjiti'Mi Nino.! I
The rcullf-Di.n uljuin Nliitm inairi-d I
'Hi! ha! ha! really, Mr. llornkeith, 1 own charms, I should be sure they would
your discourse i" rich with poetical quota- have neither time nor disposition left to
tions this iiiorniug. But you only spur the flatter mine. Swarthy ami ugly as I am, I
sides of my interest more and more Intel-( intend to exact a great deal of admiration
lectual and truly cultivated minds are so from in v husband !' and Esta's fine eyes
rare among the young ladies, and the flip- sparkled, and the blood stole along up into
pant-iiid trivial are so abounding ' her lips and cheeks, and she burst into her
' Well, well, that isn't all,' interrupted own silvery and musical lau-jh.
Mr. Hornkeith, ' you know what Solomon ' Beauty an objection ! You are the first
siys of t lie man who judgesof a matter he- woman since your mother Eve that has ev
fore he liestrs it. They say she coquettes cr demurred seriously to it, I reckon,' re
like a seciiid Calypso, and holds herself at plied the Doctor. ' I am glad your sister
an enormous advance above par value ' Sophia was not stringent on that point when
' Can't believe these charges, Mr. Horn- I paid her my 'devoirs.' But if you are
kt-ilh.' ' fiscmated with the oilier extreme, I have
' And besides, I!er father failed in busi- just the man for you. There's Bodkin, who
r.es here some five or six years ago, and has been calling on you lately you surely
left hi- l.imily as penny less as Job's, after can have tiothing to complain buCwhat his
the i icursiou of the Sahines. This Miss ' loiit ensemble' is sufficiently ugly to salts
Est.i, thev s sy, turned her accomplishments fy the most avaricious demands. I guess
inlM a practical channel, and has supported he is in the market, eh V
herself .rid her insane mother on the availj ' ' Oh, don't mention him, brother-in-law,'
of .:er -cliiHl. somewhere out in the coti'i- exchimed Esta; 'he has too much of a
try. The stepmother i dead now, and Dr. monkey physiognomy to be tolerated. I
Parkinson and his wife have tried in vain to hope he never looks in the mirror, and will
ppr.-uad Eta lo become an inmate of their never do the ' human face divine' such a
family. B u she is too proud one of your lihcl as to sit for his picture! How the
independent women, who disdains to be a j eyes of his mother must have ached when
pensioner on a brother-in-law's bounty, or .she looked upon her boy ! And then those
to lie indebted to any friend for a favor for j horrible goggles ! He cm bear no more
which she cannot offer an equivalent. She liirht than an owl. D.dn't vou see how I
kept school till she was near a cou-iumption,
the D ictor telN me, and he all but compel.
led her to give it up and lake u furlough in
the cily '
Better ami better, Mr. llornkeith, re
turned" Fitz Henry, his fine face kindling
with thf enthusiasm the subject awakened
' 1 am glad she U poor that is if well, I
mean it would he no objection in the lady
of my choice, taking il in the abstract, thai
she was not an heiress. Many men, I know,
look out for that kind of ' substantial' at
traction, but I never was ambitious lo hum-
ble myself to say to my wife, 'Think you,
midiin, for some pocket money.' You make
Miss Ilcnslnw out a vastly interesting char
actor, an admirable worn in, more than my
'fancy pnioted her,' though her counte
nance, unfrldi jusl such an inward nobility,
accordin-x to my interpretation, of physiog
nomy. C in't you miinge to introduce me
at Dr. Parkinson's, as your friend '
'Yes, ye, I can manage that part well
enough,' iuterpjscd Mr. llornkeith, a lillle
imp ilieutlv 'but I don't like the idea.
you are tot impetuous in your conclusions; I
all is not g ild that glitters, you know, and
for my part, I have a horror of coquettes,
and they do say she coquettes prodigiously
not in the usual way of flirtation, to be
sure, but to my certain kiimv ledge she Ins
brought several of our most enviable bar
gains lo her leet, and rejected the suit of
every one. Now if you repent when re
pentcuce comes too late, and you, too, are
writhing under that bitterest of all ' noes' to
.i man in love, never say I did not faithfully
warn you beforehand. Bit when slnll 1
have the honor to introduce you at Dr. Par
kinson's J You will find him good compa
ny, if the ' lady' sends you word she is 'not
at home !' '
' O, tir-Trow evening. Meanwhile, I'll
see you ajain, Mr. llornkeith. Good morn
in. sir,' and .Mr. Fitz Henry walked Inw
ards his hotel in a more musing and abstrac
ted mood thin he had ever been in all the
years of Ins life before. Something strange
and unaccountable seemed to be going on
wi'hin him a new and indefinable emotion
had hei n awakened in his heart, beauttf.u
ii. sum n.ic i ''o . jimtiiui 1.1 nurse-
first uncert uu binh-hours. He felt that the ,
crowning, God-ap;iouited happiness f !m-;
oau ut-tin in o.od: i.jmu ins iiiuuiu ui.c -
ri.-m-e like ihe brcakinf of the dawn upon
u:e mgm, ami vei me i.iinicsi snaoow uiu ;
power lo i-clipso thai happiness ..Ills very'
spi..M.ng. Litus leave him alone to hi,
musings, ami pass lo another scene. j tllrll., ., a partv a.! slu vvas sitting ill
Cn vr-TEK H. languid altitude on a sofa ill her sister's par-
I wonder if i.onc of your cily beaux, lor. Mrs. Parkinson looked f.mJIy but
v.iii honor me wuh a valentine tomorrow,' proudly into Esla's lace never had her
said Eiia Ikushavv toher sister, as they sat beaiily wore u more commanding, aspect
logs ti.er in me parlor, indulging themselves her willowy and gract-iul figure yielded it
iu g-iy but somewhat derogatory comments 'self to a hall-reclming position her jet
upon the deserts of that gili-dispeusiiig black shining hair, parted smoothly upon
saint, whose advent, to the youths and mai-her forehead, lell in heavy cutis upon her
itcns, is as gleelully hailed, as is me auvent
of "Santa Cl.ius" to the expectant little
ones. Mis. l arkinson smiled at her sister s
query, and replied
' No, indeed, I hope not, Esta they are
just the very silliest things in the world, and
only stimulate one's curiosity for nothing.'
Mrs. Parkinson had been married ever since
she was nineteen seven long, changeful
years and with the management of one of
the finest establishments 111 street.
and three as noisv. troublesome children as 1
ever spruii" up, to weary the quiet out of a
1 , 1 r ' 11 If
young moiiier, sue iancicu ncrsiu a very '
sober, sedate, matronly woman,
old as her husband, who, if the truth must
be told, had attained ' man s estate, when
Sophia Henshaw first opened her eyes on
the mysteries of human life.
' No, no, I guess you'll gel no valentines
tomorrow,' said Dr. Parkinson, mounting 1
his spectacles on the top of his head, and
fixing his merry eyes on Esta's brilliant
face. 'The beaux, I reckon, all think you
are fastidious and particular in your fancies,
like your sister, Mrs. Parkinson, so they are
rather shy !' and the Doctor shook his al
deruianic proportions with a hearty laugh.
' I am sure Sophia vvas anything but tas
tidious, if in the very bloom of her loveli
ness she sould marry a man so old and
homely as you,' gaily responded Esta to her
brother-m-law's sally 'if there lud been
110 redeeming qualities, alas! for you.'
'Oh, ho,' laughed the Doctor, ' I see the
cut of your jib,' as the sailors say. Young
and handsome, that's the pattern, is it I
Well, well, you will be an old maid, Esta;
fur since my generation became antiquities,
there are no young and handsome men
there are no such things as boys in these
days of ' human progress' forsooth ! They
are completely out of fashion, like a lady's
last year bonnet. Like a mushroom, they
bound from the cradle and the leading
strings right up to broadcloth and the dis
tinction of ' swishing' a cane. There's lit
tle to choose out of 111 these times but dan
dier, and struts, as some very sensible ob
server has remarked, at the ' fool end of a
cigar !' 1 'wing and handsome then'
I ' Indeed, I shouldn't match a very young
! man, and as, In a handsome man, beauty
would be a serious objection in a husband
j your guiltlessness of that quality is what
makes you so admirable in my eyes, brolh-er-in-Iaw.
Handsome men are so vain and
.conceited, and so taken up admiring their
worked on the lamp last night, to make it
dark enough for him ! And then he look
a seat halfway behind the screen, lest the
very twilight of the room should damage
his miserable optics. Ah. he is a ' Betty,'
j I am sure he is.'
' But vou are what i denominated an in
tellectual lady, Esta a ' savanle;' ' replied
the Doctor. ' You must have forgotten the
misfortune of his facial contour in the un
common brilliancy of his conversational
taleuls. I seldom meet a more- p.ilished
gentleman, or one more completely furnish.
e.l in every department of intelligence fjr
the instruction and cnlertainient of socie-
' All that I admit,' said Esta; ' his calls
are wonderfully agreeable, when I don't
look at him his conversation is delightful,
and his knowledge of men and books, inci
dentally elicited, has iiiil me ' to my trumps'
repeatedly ; though ihe most cynical mind
couiu not lay a so iiiow ui peuamry 10 ins
charge, liut L.sta ncitaten.
'And vou admire ugliness.
what .' Make a clem conscience of it,'
sister,' urged Dr. Parkinson, his eyestwiuk
' Oh, he has 20t such a villainous name.
Father Confessor!' replied Esta; 'Bodkin I
Who ever heard of suclra piercing cogno
men as that t'
' Probably his ancestors were tailo.-s,' re
turned the Doctor with assumed gravity,
' and they, advocating the doctrine that beau
ty consists in the 'fitness of tilings,' wished
to be.-tow a significant name upon their de
scendants. Now if you should ever marry
this gentleman, I'm sure there could be no
humiliation in canceling your own denom
inator to be called E-ta Bodkin !' The grav
ity of ihe Doctor's manner relaxed, every
feature of his face indicated merriment, and
his loud and joyful laugh prolonged itself in
ec.li. es through the hail, as he closed the
door and left the ladies lo their own share
of the inirthfuliiess.
dentine's d iv' lud waned fir into
-Cupid's b uiquetiiug season
i ,is in its iiviii'r w'.itch, auu many a warm
he.trl 13a ih'rohDed quicker, as the eager
!nll, .mC.iJyj ,ie precious packet, and ma-
(( )rli ,..c iad spaikleu as it rested on
,,.dlll Klf,f or nn)rt. Jrlmg love obla-
lion. 1 lie clocks on liie lull cnurcu-spircs,
which towered up I ke cny sentinels, had
cilim,.,i feeii. Esta Henshaw had iust re-
uecK me long curuu issues 'uoupcu ieu-
sively over her eyes, like a thin shadowy J
cloud hull veiling the light ot two 111011-)
strous stars, and her fair hand carelessly j
plucked the leaves from a withered bios-!
som, the simple and lovely ornament she had
worn upon her bosom.
Esta Heushavi that evening had been the
centre of attraction. Her brilliancy had
surrounded her with an admiring circle, and
many a heart vvas reauy to lay uovvii ineiri
bule of its homage before the majesty of
her mind, the nobleness of her sternly dis-
v. 1 1 u- .,r.l..,l.nl.
cipuneu sum. uci wuiriaaiwu n.iu un-
led with polished gems, elaborated from the
rich veins of her own lofty thought ; her ,
inujic, vv ith its pure warbling sweetness, had
moved her listeners like the mellow and j
elastic breathings of a wind harp, and 111'
her very presence there lnd seemed a spell !
l.ke a chain drawing the soul upward and I
.:n 1 ci,- i...a i.rt.. ...... ..rt
Sllil UlllVUIU. U11C 1I.1U UCl.ll lwl'll3IUUS Ul
her power conscious ofakindof triumph,
as what woman is not 1 but so far froiuhe-
... n.liil.p.ilnil tia ti'ic .tti tlio (ltllnrv.
Illi L.VIIII.IUll.U 11. .ll, V... ..It. t.u.uJ,j
really dejected ; for in the depths of her j
smrit she confessed, to her own humiliation, 1
that the flattering unction had but kindled
the flames on the altar of her vanity. This
quick review made her feel self-reproachful
and unhappy. Then memory seized the
reins, and there came careering through
her mind thick crowding recollections,
which, 111 defiance of her philosophy and of
her religion ton, armed themselves to be
come her tormentors. The delirium which
such successes as hers will sometimes awa
ken for a moment even in the strongest
souls, had subsided', and now her heart
seemed like a magician's chamber. Wher
ever her inward glances fell, at one point,
startled into vivid existence, sprang out vis
ions of the affluence which had compassed
her early years, tarnished by dark shadows
of the crash of fortune, which had broken
down all her prospects ; at another, visions
of pale, deatli-suutlen faces, all still and
passionless in the ccllio ; and at yet anoth
er, there arose anew the engagements of her
uncompromising and victorious conflict with
circumstances through the years of her be-
reavement and orphanage. Exorcised from
the dust of the past, wherewith religious
resignation she had long since labored to
bury all repinings, these visions started out
of their graves, like so many spectres, haun- exercise of Dr. Parkinson's teasing propen
ting painfully the spirit that had struggled silics, the sensation it had made subsided,
to shake ofT their power. Esta's life had and the whole matter seemed to be forgot
hecn a checkered scene ; but her heart had ten.
bravely done its battlinga, mid they had
wrought strength, maturity, sublimity, into
the moulding of her character. Thrown
from the very heights of-.wcallh and fash
ion as she had been, before her seventeenth
summer had expired, the shock had' dise
cumbered the forces of her mind, the daunt-
lessness of her energy awoke, and the
weight of misfortune, instead of proving an
intellectual paralysis, had exalted her to a
truer and worthier superiority than all the
1 . ...
aiivanlagas the most exuauuiess aitiueuce n asjui muc, UUUUUJ JU iauc
could have conferred. Thfiitistre of genius thisappearance to acknowledge orapologize,
and moral endowments seldom put on their ('lgh I am obliged, as a truthful historian,
full glory till ihcy are brought down to prac- to confess that the post-office was guiltless
tical contact with practical human lire. It,of "earing any prohibitory documents to
is in, the tututtl, and not merely in the ide- " Sl- Valentine," or any other saint, in rcf
al, thai we are to look for the demonstra- ence to it. Mr. Bodkin, the " beau actu
tion ofthose. elements of true greatness, al." ad continued his evening calls. till a
w hich are beautiful in theory, and tenfold ' ceremonious acquaintance had ripened into
more beautiful when they shine up like aa respectful and admiring friendship, on
lirl.t out of the thick darkness, or a rising ' ,olM "les; and it must be admitted, that
sun on the midni 'lit. I "ul ""r '"s unfortunate visage that "thorn
Esta had watched the slow decay of her j m ll,c i"1"'1" nature seemed mali-
fond father's life, shattered and broken by J ciously to have fixed upon him by way of
reverses- and disippomtmeuts, and she had . a" olT:iet to tlle splendor of his intellectual
been the sweet angel hovering about his ' proportions and the fiultlcssness of hisphys
death couch. Her voice had soothed the j lual endowments Esta Henshaw. would
last wild ravings of her maniac step-moth-, ,,ave surrendered. It was impossible to
er, whose reason had also fallen when the 3llllt l"r eyes to the demonstrations of ab
golden pillars of her pride and ambition ! s,,rbl"' interest she had awakened in his
crumbled awav ; and now, though she knew ', llearl. allJ slle ftu"d herself powerless to
herself to be shrined in the deep tenderness , lO repel, discourage, or extinguish il,
of loving hearts, though smiles were above i because, whether she would or no, some
and around hrr, there were moments like thing within her own bosom harmoniously
this, when from the verv light of gladness, responded. Since the advent of the D.i
and from the proffered ineedof admiration, guerreotype, her heart had been the arena
her thou-'hts turned inward, toclothe them-! ,or a conflict between a vision and a reali
selvcs in the garments of heaviness. jty, like Ossian's, between the " Spirit of
The rimim' of the door-bell roused Esta , Lod " and the " Kmgof .Morrin" whether
from her musing. She looked up and met ' "P'rit was the vanquished party in the
the soft gaze of her sister's gentle eyes. stri,u remains to be seen. Follow me, pa-
' You have really been amusing nie by "et reader, and perchance I can pilot you
your unwonted gravity, Esta; you must to the solution or the question,
have had but a solemn gathering at Missj evening before. Esta's projected de-
Linscy's judging by your moodiness. I am j parture had arrived, a soft, lovely moonlight
almost sorry my husband is not up to rally evening, Dr. Parkinson was absent from
vour spirits,' said Airs. Parkinson, gavly. I "-'e " professional business. Mrs. Par-
' I am truly an enigma to mvself replied ! kuaoa was engaged in the nursery with a
Esta ; ' I don't know vvhv, but' the festivitv ' teething' baby, and Esta sat alone 111 the
and joyousncss of the evening have broke ! drawing-room, reading or meditating, histo
open a channel of thought which has been ' 0" sait!l "l,t vhicli. Circumstances, falling
worn by some of my darkest experiences,
le ir Sonliin '
She was interrupted hy the entrance ol a
servant, who presented a neatly enveloped
' '.-.I III III .
nnrlrnfT r.l rpflll! V se.llprl. nnd 111 n bold fill
sii!C.ss!,auio"raph directed to herself. 'J'he door-bell rung, and .Mr. Bodkin vvas
A valentine! a valentine!' shouted Mrs. announced, of course he had been au
Parkinson, laughing' I have half a mind '"'uiiced every evening for a week, and his
to break it open myself, you.aro so deliber- oc.ety had become almost mdispensa
ate, anil 1 am so envious f" Ho took his seat as usual in the
Esta tore off the white wrapping-sheet
' A beautiful sandal-wood mouchoir-box !'
exclaimed Mrs. Paikinson. ' How delicate
ly carved, and in what exquisite tufis of
foilage and vine-work. Pray look inside,
and see if it is not full of little silver-topped
buttles oflaveiioer, jasmine, and eau de
rose1 My! what a lovely thing I I'll nev
er slander St. Valentine again.'
' But don't vou loin' to know where it
came from Sophie!' said Esta. ' 1 shall ar-a"d formidable ugliness of his physiogno
raign Dr. Parkinson, and 1 am inclined to "y. Esta involuntarily turned her face
helieve he will not presume to nle.id ' not away.
"iiilty. ' I
" O no im'r-ed. Esta." returned Mrs. 1
Parkinson, laughing, " do you think such u I Henshaw, before her departure which he
sober old man would be sending valentines I'3'1 lo"S hesitated to make, lest she might
to the young ladies without my "consent ? !' 1 cal1 llinl morc tilal1 prcsumpuous. But he
The box was opened, and another small ''ed 11 to himself, and to the profound re
enveloped package lay in the boilom. gardshehad inspired m his heart. Mr.
" What can it be 1" said Mrs. Parkinson, ! Bodkin proceeded with a candid exposition
whoso enthusiatn every moment increased, "f ' pecuniary resources, spoke of his
" Do be quick, Esta, darling how I wish present flattering and productive connec
husband were awake 1 have half a mind t "' "'itli commercial affairs, and stated that
to call him,' continued the sweet wife, who, it was fortunately in his power to place the
rdw.-ni Inst ihr. hest nf her eninrinpiit n.ilp. s I lady who should do him the honor to unite
it were shared with her beloved
' O no, no, Sophie, he would only make
all the fun in the world of us,' urged Esta,
as she drew forth a richly inlaid case.
'A card case! what a splendid thing!'
exclaimed Mrs. Parkinson, as the light from
the lamp fell on the surface, and seemed to
glance oil' from its polished brightness.
It is a daguerreotype! said Lsta, fit
ing her eves on one of the mauliest and no-, lu,u confusion. One thing was indisputa
blest faces she had ever seen. Look ! look ! , ''e to her inward conviction no man had
Sophie pray help me recognize him ! Who 'ever anchored himself so firmly in her re
call it be! lam sure and yetnor uicsurc. ; gards as Mr. Bodkin she lnd never met a
I must have had a glimpse of the original ; 1 gentleman w hose character she so cordially
but when or where I am unable to say. I approved in all its developemeiits, or in
There, sister, look! that is my ' beau ideal 1' ! wl'osc society she felt more satisfying pleas
1 never mean to marry until I find the ori- '"C. In the hidden depths of her soul she
giual of this picture! If you meet w ith ' acknowledged that she loved him and yet
turn first commend mc to him. ! "'itli all the beauty ofhis mind, and the rerin-
' I never saw him,' replied Mrs. Parkin-, ed and courtly elegance ot lm manners, his
son, ' and more than that, I don't belive it face vvas intolerably and unconquerably re
is any body nobody ever looked so finely, j P"!ive. But then he had laid down a
What expressive eyes! and what a forehead, (treasure richer than the coffers of a inon
Estal I arch could alford for her acceptance, and
O but it must be somebody, said Esta, i w llat should she do 1 Her pride and her
laughing at her sister's skepticism ' you I uor protested against the wayward rejec
know there cannot be fancy Daguerreotypes! tiou of such an oiler without rendering a
But here Is a note perhapS my incognito reason ; she could not compromise the
iutoduces himself!' ' I truth, and say that she experienced no re-
The note was penned in the same bold ; ciprocalior. of his affection ; she could not
autography as the address, and simply sla-'
ted that the writer would offer his anolo-!
I gies in person for intruding into the presene i IS uuioriunaie i.ice aiiuy evsoo uu.u ..u,
j of a stranger larfy.unless a note superscribed ' yes, for she felt that his visage was
'!' Si Vntaiiiitin " tlitil ro.-irh him abominable to her, and the Daguerreotype,
through the post-office, prohibiting that lib- "k a halt successtui rival, scemeu to ui
erty I vide her heart and abide in her preseuce
Mti i i t .f sleeping and waking,
rs. Parkinson and Esta sat discussing fa r ,, " i r- :...
. . r.i i .11 ii i . Then followed a silence of a few minutes,
the contents of the package till the lateness , . , . . , ,, , , ., r,,i
r , , , , , . durin" winch I will not deny that Mr. Uou-
of the hour compelled them to separate to
their own apartments. I will not aver that
Esta fell asleep immediately, nor declare
the utterances of her night vision, when she
did finally slumber, as those revelations
would notteil materially upon the sequel of
my story. ISeither will 1 delay to canvass
the question whether dreams are the fore
tokens of what is about to transpire in the
actual world the 'coming events casting
shadows before,' according to Campbell's
seer in his arguments with Lochiel, or
whether ' dhrames always go by contrairies,
my dear,' according to Itory O'More's ar
gument with coquettish Kathleen.
The morning came, and it came very
soon too the box and its contents were du
ly displayed before Dr. Parkinson, both for
his admiration and detection, but he de
clared his innocence with so much zeal,
that the charge against him was reluctantly
witlidrawn.as no evidence could possibly be
I adduced that he was an accomplice in the
affair, or even a remote instigator. And so,
1 alter being the theme of conversation for a
, few days and an occasional subject for the
for buds and I blossoms ap-
the time for Esta to resume
;r school also drew near.
ivered her health, and
routed bloom, and the
cliecjful' and beautiful light that illumina
ted the chambers of her soul shone out in
every feature. The valentine, I have said,
seemed to be forgotten in the fresher occur-
r., r ......I:..- - t. 1
"l naiurauy euougu, sometimes seem iuuu
1 marvellously accomnioi
:" - ",",?clcas'J' aj"aiu. Uc ..i..n.
I airj,rs thli evening was of the accommoda-
shadc, but never had his extraordinary pow
ers been exerted to such commanding ad
vantage. His observations, his criticisms,
his anecdotes, were lucid, penetrative, and
pithy, ami the 'larger hours' drew on apace,
while neither seemed to-be conscious how
tune was escaping. At length, after a brief
silence, Mr. Bodkin placed his chair a little
nearer to Esta, and sat down in the light,
where she had a full view or the unnatural
With evident embarrassment,
permission to make a disclosure to
a disclosure to Miss
her destiny with his in a station which I.e
1 hoped might be satisfactory to any rcasoua
' blc ambition and then, with honorable
. frankness, he declared the state of his alfec
I lion toward Miss Henshaw, and concluded
I with the offer of his heart and his fortune.
Poor Esta vvas almost disconcerted for
j a moment her self-possession proved com
pletely recreant, and she trembled in irreso-
" s "lucri violence to ner own sen-respect
advance so weak and puerile : objection as
kin watched the workings of Esta's coun
tenance, from behind his goggles very crit
ically and very nervously, and with all his
keen and disciplined perceptions, he was
puzzled mightily to divine iheir portent.
At length she turned toward him her radi
ant face, and replied in low and fullering
" It is a pleasure to mc, sir, and an un
expected honor, that 1 hold such a place in
your esteem ; aud I should be insensible
indeed, if I could undervalue the honor of
your preference. My reasons for declining
the distinguished and enviable positiou you
propose to me, will, I doubt not, appear to
a mind like yours weak, trivial, capricious,
and uumaidenly, and will, perhaps justly,
cost me your friendship certainly your re
' Coquette !' inwardly ejaculated Mr. Bod
kin; ' she is really going to jilt me!' But
j Esta heard nothing of his aside interjection,
so she went on
' I will, however, ingenuously confess to
you, that I have a sun-beam-penciled pic
ture in my possession, to which, in a sense,
my faith is plighted, and I am resolved nev
er to marry till I find the original. After
such an unfolding of my weakness and folly,
as it will unavoidably seem to you, I only
linn In PTorr.t vnnr forhnnr.nice nnssiblv
jj laTe draw n on myself your contempt.'
tor a minute, which seemed a short for
ever, to Esta's excited mind, her lover made
no reply. Never in all her life had she ex
perienced such a tumult of conflicting emo
tions, or been halt so unhappy.
accept your rejection of my offer,
Miss Henshaw,' slowly replied Mr. Bodkin,
n un me air 01 a man nnuse jiriuc 5.r uggiuu i
lo overmaster every other passion, 'and i!
will not pain or trouble you with any ex-,
pression of my regret or disappointment, or 1
speak of the blight it has suddenly brought
upon my hopes. Neither will 1 refer to the
nature or value of the reason you are pleas
ed lo render it is sufficient if they are sat
isfactory and of weight in your own mind.
I will by no means press the suit I have
made a course my affections would dic
-but may-I take the liberty to ask one
e at the face of my rival I
isia grew more aim more paie, restless, in pursuit. EacIl i10U11j wascaU3ht by the
mortified and wretched. 1 here was some- .ieej3 of Uie enginetiie foremost lost a
thuig very equivocal and inexplicable to her bout a foot of flls lai, allJ ,,lC otlier ;n llle
111 her suitor's appearance something that r, nfr ini f,pl,md los loirs,!
savored of satisfaction and pleasure rather
than dejection and defeat and how vvas it,
to be accounted for ? The Daguerreotype j
lay 111 her work-box on the window beside
hnp cIk, r aln.t. nf I w trtnt' itiii.ntwt nm.nrtt.
...... ......W.M....J ..U.r.V.V..-
ed il, with her face averted, but it was al
most scorching with Ihe crimson glow that ;
sutiused II. Mr. Bodkin received Hie pic-
lure in his hand, and stepped to a position
ne.irlv behind her, ostensibly lo examine it
m n 11if.ro f.irur.-ililo IhtIh N'nt ,-i'u-nnl -.-i
spoken-Esta's heart bounded audibly, and wa,ter; af ti a carious fact tuatjlia same re
..,,. tii 1 .11 suit mav be obtained by the commixture in are-
the blood tingled along her veins with keen , aled wnVr of Ule milt roe of Jead fij!l8. f
and painlul pulsations. hen he had hn-, rect;I1,y nten. It is absolutely necessary thn
ished ,s lo.ig, long examination, he stood the water should be aerated, or high y su? ied
agair. before her, and returned, not the D 1-; with oxygen. For it is for the purpose ot" finil
gucrreolype but a simple card, on which ' ing water in this condition, that the Salmon, the
vvas written in a familiar hand ' Walpolc I sl,Ja. the Bass, the Smelt, and all iho;c fi-h
Fitz Henry ' j which resort to fresh wa'ers, for the purpose of
,. . , v , . , 1 spawmnjr, run to the shallow, pure and sn ifily-
1 tt IimiL-pi! iiti in .mi7ninAiiln u'nrt I r r 7 ' . .. . J
I .. ijoiving brooks, to which Uioir rapidl y and tre-
: as strange as the work ot Egyptian enchant- qlleut f,ns ;mpart pUr-y arld vitalhy, by ming
I ers had been going on for there stood by iny them with the atu.osphere. In the same
i her side undeniably the original of ihe belov- manner, the fish of the sea. resort for the dispo-
ed picture ! the same! the same! in lnssitionof their ova tothe weeiiy shoal wherethe
ripe and manly beauty! What magician vegetables, in process of their grovvUi, under the
had sn.rited awar her moiikev-ficed" lov -
.1 i. . ..." i .1 n i ....i ii j : i 1
er, miu snusiiiiiicu ine uesu auu uioou iueai i
fancy? Surprise, incredulity and
)ii mingled themselves in the expres-
sion of her countenance and this very ideal
for the metamorphosis had touched only
his head had olfered her his love ; she had
rejected !, and he had withdrawn his suit 1
,.J .' i . . i- i ii
Dear reader, am I not justified in """'g
ner preuicaineni a one-uorneu uiiemma,
without hazarding a war of argument with
the logicians 1
Mr. Fitz Henry, with a smile on his face,
seemed to be fathoming the depth of those
large, dark beaming eyes that were turued
upon him in a kind of distressful inquiry.
He took her unresisting hand in his, and
' Miss Henshaw', can you forgive me for
acting the part of a Janus 1 But I have
Miim9.l.'pil mv Cum hpr. ill vnnr t,r..pnr .
see the instruments of my deception,' and
neurew irom uei.inu iiiemasK.inewig.ano
tlic goggles, which lie nciu in nis omer
hand and 1 have also unmasked my heart, j anj after tiey nar remained a few minutes' to
aud proffered its most admiring and devoted gether, he introduced them upon the gravel in
love. You are justified in refusing the suit j Die box, which was placed unJ- r a source of
of a man who was playing falsely to win ' 'resh, cool and purcwater. luafc .weeks Uic
vou but here you see the original of the eg.s buit, and the box was filled with an im-
. J ,", .... , meiise numberofyoun'rTroui.wtiichhidasmail
Daguerrcotypc-wi!l you pardon the ruse battcIie. lotlc , ver rt ol- ,heir boay.
I and consent to marry him !'
I Esta began to look reassured.
j ' It must be that 1 am on enchanted
ground, and 1 sec things under the illusive
lAlladiu's lamp,' she said. 'Nothing ever
was stranger in Persian stoiy, or in the
I chronicles of fiiry-laud ! I think I am
' dreainini:, or you are a wizzard, Mr ' she
! looked at the card and then slowly added 1
No, no, you are not dreaming nor I a I rivers ; for the young ones are p.-cserv' u trom
wizzard, dear Miss Henshaw,' replied Mr. i the attacks of hshes, and other voracious an
Fitz Henry, seating himself beside her, slill '"aI or insects, at the time wLen they are most
, , . i , u .i i easi r destroyed, and per cctly heipuss. X no
keeping her hand close prisoner in both his , u ttuaa.fser equal-
but you forget I am waiting a reprieve , )y Hp)', wuh Grl)ylnS) snd othervarietits ct the
from your lips!" I Silmo genus. But in all experiments of tins
Esta turned her beautiful eyes full upon kind, the great principle is to have a, constint
him, and said, while the blood mantled her j current of freab and aerated wattr tunning over
cheeks till they glowed like a fresh bursting j the eggs.
rosebud i Now' " ,s rnar"fest from this, that any person
,,. r , , ., i,,.,. resident in the near vicinity of any lakdor river,
' I have never refused my heart and hand aboundi spCcie9 of tl.U family, tho
to Mr. alpole Fitz Henry ! J Common Trout, the True Salmon, the Lako
lou and I, reader, have no business to be I
a third party to the detail of tne scene that
followed. No doubt explanations were
made both conciliatory and sufficient, for
Esta was induced to resign her connection
with her beloved seminary, and to enter
prospectively a sphere of usefulness in an
orbit of society which she was eminently fit
ted to adorn, both by natural endowments
and by that purifying discipline she had
gained in her past experiences.
I have only to add that in a few- months
she will be a happy wife, and the Ere of a
new Paradise. O joy for the new home ! i
bright be its allar-ll lines, and fragrant the
uprisiu" cloud from its holy censer! Le-'
gions ot sentry angels 1 guard ye its gates!
i . I i i i ui .. fa., '
faee that nothing which dehleth scale those
walls.or creep with serpentine or slimy coil ,
within those bovvers of love, to whisper of
discord, discontent or doubtfulness for ,
these are the shidows which lower over the !
sky of affection, aud these are tho apples
of sodom which turn even the sanctuary ot
home into a bitterness and desolation.
Tun Dutchman and ins Pic. Scene
in a railroad office Dutchman " I vauts
to get pay for a pig vat ter railroad is ruu
' How came the engine and cars
to run over your pig V
Dutchman Vy, mine pig vas comitr
along, and ter railroad vas comin' along.and
ter pig did not see ter railroad comin' along,
and ter railroad did not see ter pig comin'
along, and ter pig vent to run under ter rail
road yen it vas comin' along, and ter rail
road run over ter pig ven he vas a comin'
Secretary "My friend, I don't think
this is a case in which the road ought to
Dutchman" Den, afterwards, I keeps
J pigs from comin' along, eii ter railrocd
is coQiiu' along."
Pnn.NOMEN-o.v in Oreco.v. In the cas
cade mountains, in the month of last No
vember, there were heard lond reports like
distant thunder, and immediately after Sil
ver Creek dried up for 24 hours. When
the water did resume it course it was
so thoroughly impregnated ith alkaline
substances as to have the appearance of
strong ley, and as also to cause the death of
the fish in the stream. About the time of
the occurrence strong winds prevailed from
the South, a heavy fall of ashes was n of iced
in most Darts oT this: rIIpv nnd n Hpnsa
j cin,,,! rsnmk ttlwl. 5n ..hnnkn:nhi.i
shutting out the light of the son lor nearly
- whole week.
A Fox Stout. Last week, in tha town
of jyen.uuryi a fOIunter with two hounds.
got upon the track of a poor fox, which
vvas pursued until towards the close of the
day. The fox found matters were drawing
to a desperate crisis with him and just
at this time the whistle of the railroad train
was heard, when he struck off in the direc-
linn nnrt nnnrn"tiail lh.frnrtr iiml no Ihrt
,rain came up and , d i'tuliejialey
preceding the engine, the uo hounds close
0rr went the fox .. -Ionc : Jorv
I fn T-i nilc TTnsto rnilolii'i 4s tt.a
Breedings and Growth of Fish.
It is known lint the impregnated. spawn ol a-
i nv two live breeding fishes ol the same fimilv.
1 may be artificially hatched and preserved in wa-
tern other than those in which the parent species
, are wDut ta live x as even the Salmon in fresh
mnuence ol me sun, aisiiiuuirr air lu.ougu
1 waters around them.
j The science required for this object is easily
attained, and the difficulties are quite iir.a'iDary.
The impregnation of the ova ot fishes is pcr-
formed out of the bodv. and it is only necessary
to pour the seminal fluid from the m-lt upon the
I a 'n water. Mr. Jacobi,a (lerman geiiilcman,
.wl' 'ade, many yearsj ago. experiin0..ts on the
i increase ot Trout nnd balruon, informs us, that
'tlieova and milt of mature fish, recently dead.
nin produceliv,nz oflsprinrr. UU plan of rais
ing trout from the egg was a very simple one.
He had a box made with a small wtre grating nt
one end in the cover, lor admitting vva er fro u a,
fresh source or stream, and at the otner end ot"
the side of the box. there were a number of
I holes to allow the exit of the water ; the bottom
of the box was filled with pebbles and gravel i f
different sizes, which are kept covered with water
that was always in motion. In November, or
the beginning of December, when tho i'rout
were in lull maturity for spawning, and collect-
I ed in the rivers for this purpose, upon the beds
01 Bw- "e caugni me ma.es ana iema.es , ,
,, - , - ..,.. fi,ffcred the
,m,u nr kminii fluirl in nil intn the basin :
mi, or semmal fluio', to pass into the bas
containing a' part of the yolk of ihe egg;, which
w.is still their nourishment, la tins suie mcy
were easily carried from place to place, in cun-
finfd portions of fresh water, for some diys, re
quiring apparently no food; but after about a
week, the noiirishmept in their bag lemg ex
hausted, ihey began to sees their fiod in. ihe
water, and rapidly increased in f izj. I have had
this experiment repeated twice, and with perfect
success ; and it offers a very good mods o in
creasing to any extent the qianUty ot trout in
Trout, and probably the Otsego Bass, Coreganus
Otstzo, which is one of tho same funny, likewise
having also the command of the smallest possi
ble source of fresh running water, can raise", in
the space of a. few weels or months, an indefi
nite number of vounrr fish, of any of these .va-
1 licties. which, during the first week or ten days,
can be removed to any distance mat can oo
reached in that time and,in tlies days"of steam
velocity, what dialance cannot be reached? in
any catk, jar, or olher vessel, capable of con
taining a tew gallons of water.
There would not, in this manner.be the small
est difficulty, and very small trouble or expense,
in translating the Mackinaw Salmon and tha
Siskawhz Trout from Lake Huronand Superior,
to the inland waters of New Yurk, New Jersey,
a"d i'cnhsy Kama not the smallest difficulty' in
' intreducin tho true Salmon from the
or the St. John, to any lake, river or stieanT in
,. " ' ' ,f, it , veen Drovcd
by 1C cxpt.tlriients of Mr. Upton, in Lilyraere,
fj,at the salmon will live and piesorve its cxccl-
Icnce in fresh- water, entirely debarred fro.n
esiesa to the oca, would it not be a hisbly in-
teresting, and, if successlnl, valuable expo:i-
inent. to atfcmnt its introduction into the hun
dreds of limpidjakelets which gem the inland
and pplandi of our Northern States ?
If'hat is FrccSoilismtTheHc Yotk C.tv
Free Soil Democrats, at a late meeting, resojved
that " i do aoi regard the Slavery qurstion in
any oj itt agitation, or any opinion j'.i TtlStLn
thirtlo, as a test of political Jatlh, or at a rule of
They have thus shamelessly deserted me oniy
principle, ou account of which they uirgmally
separated from the Democratic party. (
It is tho turn of the Vermuni Free" Soilen
next, and we predict before another-rail, tho
Patriot will dicd the ttst. -JV"sius Ferrons."
Railroad Accident. The engine and bagjage
car ran pff the track into tho river, near AJontpc
lier, last Monday, but no one was hurt, f b en
gine made two summersets. Jtinditr Jourftal.
That's the stronjest'ler to for summer tint h
been mad yet.