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s.iwr Plated Ware. Fancy Uoods in great va
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Laj- 10th, 18CG.
BY t(M lalni ARcucy.
diors"wU'i.lct8 of Congress, all Sol
rocoived but tloo thrc? "carB aud havc
or who, having iaSSSt tbc UnilStat.,
.harccd in coequeuce ot VCare0v. rc
4.w. ciiildron. or pVcuW ofIu?iuTclrd C wid"
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DRED DOLLARS J 1,1 N
All invalid pensioners who have lost a hand or
foot, or Lava incurred disability- equivalent to
the loss of hdm or foot, are entitled to a larue
increase of pension. b
Ml pensioned widows of noldier or eajlora are
i utjtled to an increased pensjon of two dollars
purmonth for each child under sixteen vcars of
Claims of the above nature, and for arrears of
Hy, officers' extra pay, for horses lost in the U.
f. sbrvice, commutation of rations of prisoners
of war and prize money, will bo promptly prose
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charge (rom service, will be attended to and the
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psturis.ic. ' U. A. BOWLES,
Office over tho First National Hank,
M. Albahs, Aug. nth.lSCC. 125-tf
First Itobin of Spring.
nv jos. u. jio.NTnnoRE.
Weloomo, TWlcomo, beauteous Robin !
Welcome, to onrnoithern clime ;
Yes, thrice welcome, for thy coining
TeHsiis of the Rl&d spring time.
Telia that winter hath departed,
T11p that spring hath come again -
Tlmt to nature la imparted,
Freedom from lnr ice-lionml chain.
Tender bfedus of grass are springing.
In tlie meadow, on the loa,
Andjife-giving spring is bringing
Hurts and loaves from every tree.
The smiling Missisquoi goes dancing,
tiweetiy murmuring along,
O'er the white sand and pobble.
Joining chorus in her song.
Flowers are budding forth, m beauty,
Decked by nature V skillful hand ;
The dauie, ever faithful, does her duty
.inunction flUs Hie In ml :
Then, thrice welcome, beauteous Itobin.
Welcome thy swbet aoiig we hear :
Yet. the death of "old winter,"
WarnH ox that our end is near.
Warns us of life's coming mi-;et.
When we'll leave earth's fair bower.
For a laud of ceaseless sunlight,
For a land of fadeless flowers.
St. Albans, Vt.
BY NE1.L I IFPOHD.
"Dorn Lee, what arc you about V Hero
I have been waiting for the bust hour for
you to dress me. ou are just good for
nothing at all, and T wish mama would
send you away."
The spoiled darling of wealth, this ra
diant beauty of fourteen years wa ill
natured and arrogant.
"I was reading a letterfrom mv broth
er. Mibs Maggie."
'' Vou art? the nu.-t unreasonable girl I
know. AVhat is the use of having ser
vants if they cannot wait on vou ? You
might have put that oil' till evening."
"He is all the friend I have, and it
had been such a long time .since I heard
from him tlmt 1 eould not wait one mo
ment." "You knew that I needed youtoeomb
Dora waH silent.
"Is that rustic clown who called here
a few weeks ago, your brother ?"
"Willie is not a clown," oried Dora,
firing up with honest indignation. "He
is the very best, dearest and handsomest
brother in the world."
Maggie laughed scornfully and incred
ulously. "And he writes such beautiful letters;
1 am sure he will make a minister," ad
ded Dora, with a pardonable, sisterly
" I dare say they seem beautiful to ,oi,
but any jierson of cultivation, would dis
cover the odor of stables and cellarabout
Maggie Kay's manner and words were
like a knife cutting into the quick. Dora
was made to feel the inferiority of her
position hourly, and her disrpopition
could ill brook the humiliation of the
servitude that had fallen tober lot. She
and her brother had been left homeless
orphans a few months previous to her
mtronuction to tne reader, riirougn tne
kindness of a gentleman who became
at school, where lie was making almost
unparalleled advancement in his studies.
Dom was lens fortunate, as we have
"How careless you are, Dora! You
pulled my hair dreadfully just now, and
it iu all on account of your temper. If
you don't do better, I will have you dis
missed." That word dieiniiised was held over
her head as a terror. To go out into the
strange, unknown world was a terrible
alternative for asonsitive child of twelve
"The bell i ringing for me. Hurry,
Dora. There, you have scented my
handkerchief with cologne, and you
know I hate the common stull". Take
that and tee if your memory wont serve
you better next time," and she gave her
a smart rap on the ear.
Two eyes blazed and a little form
sprang after her to take summary ven
gence for the indignity. The room
opened at the head of the staircase, and
Dora's violent push sent Maggie tumb
ling to the bottom. Her screams bought
Mrs. Ray and the servants to her assist
ance. Dora was there too with a blanch
ed, horrified face.
"My darling, are you hurt much?
How did it happen?" asked Mrs. Ray,
as she had her placed on luxurious cush
ions in her elegant parlor.
"Dora did it."
"Dora Lee ! the little viper;" she said,
shaking her fiercely.
"This is what I get fortakingacharity
child into my house."
Doradid not try to palliate her oflonce,
because it looked so black and enormous
to her. The scowls and hate that fell to
her in consequence, she took as her due.
"I was wicked. I am sorry I hurt
you, will you forgive me?"
"No, I will not forgive a hypocrite.
C5o away, Dora. I can't bear to see j-ou
around. Mama will certainly send you
"Krnest, is she much injured?" asked
Mrs. Ray, of her grave young foster
brother, Dr. Manly, who was examining
Maggie's bruises. "
"so, Lucy, nothing but a sprained
ankle. Hhe will recover from itin afew
In the meantime, Dora sought the
shade of the shining pines, in the back
meadow. A tempest raged in heart and
brain, a teuipest of alternate anger, grief
and weary despair. Some good angel
brought up to recollection her dead
mother's counsels, andshe cowered down
as she might had her sainted mother
really appeared. A purcexample is lu
minous, and her motives and conduct
were frightful in contrast. More than
one of us know how this is from experi
ence. Perhaps like Dora, we have felt
the whirl of Jpassions. They rush and
roar and seethe until reason is over
whelmed for the time, and wc arc mad.
Of ourselves, we cannot bring them into
subjection. Ve can gain these victories
over llesh and spirit only through God.
The tempest subsided gradually, and a
softer and sadder emotion brooded over
its desolating track in Dora's soul. She
read again her brother's precious missive
of sympathy ,loveandboyish aspirations,
and soubed over it afresh. Tearing off
the blank portion of it, she wrote with
pencil a tear-stained reply.
"Darling Brother Vill: I feel
so wicked to-night that it scares me. I
can't do right if I try ever so hard. I
believe I never can againnot while I
stay here. I grow worse every day.
Naughty passions used to come into my
heart once in a great while, and mother
would help me to pray them away; but
now they come and stay nearly all the
time. If Maggie would only be kind to
me, I could be better. If I were like
you, Will, I shouldn't find it so hard to
bear. Do you think the dear Saviour
mother used to talk to us about can ever
love me? Sometimes I am afraid I shall '
never see hor again, and it makes my
heart ache. I have done a dreadful
thing to-day; and lam further from you
and her than ever. I pushed Maggie
down stairs and might have killedjlier,
and it was because I was so angry I did
not care what I did. I wanted to hurt
her. How I need motherand you ! Do
Willie, ask God to love me a little for
her sake and yours. Pray him to help
ST. AJLBAJSTS, VT., J?JEITFASYS APEIL 17,
me to be like you both. Write me a
long letter to make me good, please.
"Your loving sister,
She lost these lines in the garden as
she passed through it, and a pulfof wind
took them up and bore them where Dr.
Manly was, in his accustomed fashion,
pacing up and down the gravelled walk.
They caught his eye, and as he read, he
brushed away a gathering moisture
from his eyes. This man as he stands
is a volume of humanity worth reading.
He is plain, and grave, and kind. You
know him at once as great and good ; a
man that women reverence, that child
ren love and trust. You feel that he is
living a grand inner life, and that the
outward corresponds to it, that howev
er high passion may ri.-e, the man is in
finitely higher, and rules right regallv,
that however fierce may be the conflict,
through the might of grace and truth he
is invariably conqueror. His brow is
serenely intellectual, his glance, clear,
calm and strong, his jaw square and
heavy yet not coarse, aud his mouth in
dicates warmth of theailectional nature,
but nothing sensuous merely, for rea
son and will rule. He is a royal man.
Dora missed her pencilled words and
came back in search of them. She saw
the paper fragment in Dr. Manlv's
"It's mine please give it to me.
"1 want to talk to you first about this
sad trouble of yours..
"1 don't know as 1 want to have vou,"
she said falteringlv.
Such tender pity was rare music, aud
her eyes were full of grateful tears.
"Dora, I think you and I are much
She shook her head doubtfully.
"1 have a dreadful temper, sir. 1 am
wiokod enough to kill when it is on
"So have I fell."
"You ! O no. it can't be true."
"I never spoke anything truer. Sit
down and let me tell you about myself.
I was a poor boy once, a bare-footed bov.
I was very sensitive to ridueule, and
this was soon known to my schoolmates,
who made me the butt of their jests.
They laughed at my patched clothing,
and one, more aggravating than the rest,
called me my mother's walking sign
board. She wo-s in the habit of mend
ing and making for others, in order to
earn an honest penny, and hence the
cruelty of the thoughtlessspeech. I was
maddened. There was murder in my
heart, and I picked up a stone and hurl
ed it at him with all my little force. It
hit him on the temple, and died he from
the effect of the wound in a few days.
I shudder now at the recollection, for I
regard myself that boy's murderer. I
felt that 1 was a dangerous person. Un
less I could subdue my evil propensities,
it was not safe forme'to be around with
"Did you succeed! How did you do
it?" Dora eagerly asked, and her hand
"For a long time I did not trust my
self to be with them. I studied during
recess and avoided them everywhere.
If they said aught to provoke me, I ran
away. After a whilel mingled with them
more as I gained command over myself.
When thev bantered me about my shab
by attire, 1 told them my arents could
ailbrd me no better. In conquering
myself, I conquered other.-. They ceas
ed to make siort of me altogether; but
child, my main help came from Uod.
from whom comes every perfect gift.
If you coultl see my heart, you would
see the scars of many battles ujon it.
fought by the angel and devil in man."
"1 am so glad you told me this. I am
not glatl you were wicked, but 1 am
glad you know now It feels."
" That exerience made me grave,
" You are good and strong ;iot', and
perhaps I can be too, sometime." she
said, with a new courage shining
through her really beautiful eyes.
" I am sure you can become much bet
ter. But tell me the whole story of your
temptation and fall."
By skilful questions and cross-questions
he learned every particular. Ho
smoothed her hair tenderly, a way he
had with children that won for him their
" Dora, you and 1 are grown fast
friends, I liope."
" O, yes sir, indeed."
"Anil if Mrs. Ray will consent, would
you like to go and live with me and be
She was in a little transport and
frisked around him like a kitten.
" Mav I, sir? Do vou think she will
let me V"
" 1 think I can persuade hor."
"And will vou?"
" It will be so nice. It will be soeasy
to be good if I stay with you."
Mrs. Raj' was q.uite willing that Dora
should go with him.
" I don't see how you can want the
little fire-eater about you, Ernest."
" I want to educate her."
" Another of your odd notions, but if
you want the trouble, vou are welcome
Dora was called in.
"My little sister," said Ernest,
stooping to kiss her forehead.
And so it was settled.
Six years, with their varied changes
have passed, since Dora became an in
mate of Dr. Manly's home. She has
ripened into womanhood. She is not
handsome, but her face, with its large,
slightly projecting brow, is thoughtful
and full of expression. Her fine color
and soft brilliant gray eyes render it lu
minous, one not easily forgotten. Her
figure is slight and elegant, and it is
robed simply and in faultless taste. Dr.
Manly had had the immediate direction
of her moral and intellectual training,
while the domestic part had been under
his mother's supervision. The result is
a healthy woman in mind and body.
A creature not too bright nor good
For human nature's daily food.
Tho simple pleasures, little wiles
Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears and smiles."
Dr. Manly sits near, looking scarcely
older than when we knew him last, less
sombre in manner than formerly, be
cause the innocent gaj'ety of childhood
and youth with which he has been
brought in close companionship, has its
own bright, mellowing influence im
possible to be resisted.
" Dora, we are going to have an ad
dition to our family, to-morrow, an old
acquaintance of yours."
" Whom?" with a wave of interest
sent up through her clear, womanly
" Maggie Bay."
Her open face revealed a shade of un
easiness and disappointment.
" I thought by-gones were by-gones
with you, Dora."
" They are, but the truth is, Dr. Ern
est, I can't help feeling that we are
happier without her. I am very selfish,
Dr. Manly smiled his genial smile.
" Yes, wc arc selfish, I see," with an
emphasis on we ; "and to mortify our
carnal selves and put them in subjection
we will receive her as one near and dear
to us. We must earn the crown by ex
ercising the spirit of charity towards
each and all. Like you, Maggie is an
orphan now, left to my care, and as such
has a claim upon our sympathy and
love. Shalljshe have them from j'ou,
" Yes air," humbly. "As usual, you
arc right, and I am wrong."
" She has greatly improved since you
knew her, I believe. Artless and inno
cent, she is a veiy child; seemingly
much your junior, instead of senior.
We shall find her an exceedingly pleas
ant companion I have no.doubL,"
If there were a lingering regret at the
new accession of company it had no visi
ble sign, and the welcome Maggie re
ceived from Dora a few" hours Liter was
a most sisterly one.
Maggie -was indeed very beautiful.
Red, white and blue were cunningly
blended in her. Dimples deftly hidden
in cheeks, chin, hands and arms, played
a constant hide-and-go-seek in the baby
like flesh. Gleams of gold.and sunshine
Hashed out at you from the wonderful
hair that flooded neck antl shoulders.
" Maggie, I feel like a gray cloud lie
side a sunbeam when you are around."
" Charming. I didn't know Dora was
a poetess, Uncle Ernest. Don't let the
gray cloud obscure the sunbeam in this
happy sky," she said, with an expres
sive glance, and a childish flutter to
wards Dr. Manly.
Dora could not define why the remark
did not pleae her.
" Fie, Maggie, so little a cloudasDora
could not obscure all this radiance," and
he held back the sunny wealth of hair.
The daintiest ripple of a laugh floated
out on the air.
" I should have strange taste if! did
not. Don't you think so vourself?"
" Yes sir."
He was pleased with hersiniplicity.
" Dora and 1 are going to love you
"Are you? 1 am so glad. I was
afraid Dora had not forgotten my un
kindness towards her in the old times.
I was very bad then."
Dora's generoitv of soul manifested
"I have not forgotten, I have forgiven
even as 1 hope you have forgiven me."
A chubby ami slipped around her
neck, and a pair of pouting lips touched
her own slightly. The suspicions of
uneasiness and coining evil that bad
haunted her were now all hushed in
slumber. Maggie had everything her
own way. There was more art in her
artlessness than can bo told. It was
the perfection of art. Dora was blinded,
and a man like Ernest Manly easily
duped by it woman like Maggie Bay.
She uttered no word, scarcely ever made
a motion without considering its effect.
An accomplished coquette of infinite
tact, she saw immediately how to adapt
herself to each person wlio came within
the scope of her influence. She resolved
to win Dr. Manly, since she knew he
was intimately "connected with Dora's
happiness. She at once entered upon
the exercise of her tactics, and never
did warrior wield his weapons more
skillfully. She meant by manmuro or
assault, to be mistress of the citadel. It
was her aim to be present when Dom
was with Dr. Manly, for she knew tluit
other qualities than beauty have over.
Accordingly she danced into the library
the next morning, where they were en
gaged in translating German'
" May I come where Wisdom has her
seat? Dora has got very wise, and I
know scarce anything, guardy. I used
to study French at a boarding-school,
but I got only a smattering of that as of
" Yes, come iu. Wouldn't you like
to take up French now?
" May I?"
"Certainly, we would enjoy it."
" 1 shall be a great plague to you I am
so dull. Don't you think you will be
sorry you offered to instruct me?"
" No permanent sorrow can result
from trying to do good. If you are dull
a.s you say (which I doubt ), you will
help me to foster patience, and so bene
fit me in return. If we try to do right,
there is a system of recompense always
going on, though like the man of "tne
muck rake,' we don't see it because we
" O, dear, how good j-ou are !" And
the big devil in her felt an antagonism,
a recoil, while the little angel made her
wish to lead a purer life, but shrank back
in silence Avhen her will placed itself on
the dark side of the balance.
" I shall want your help a great deal;'
ami so it proved, for she man-apod to
monopolize the main part of his time
and attention indoors. She was so
grateful, and it was done in so innocent
a guise, that his heart opened to her as
such royal hearts know how to open to
those who seek their protection and fa
vor. It was what the bird feels for its
nestling, that love that noble souls feel
for the helpless no more no less.
Maggie understood it after a while, but
was prompted to make it appear more
to Dora, by repeating and varnishing
his little paternal sayings and doings.
"How I love guardy, Dora, and he
loves me, too. 1 thought he would be
vexed with me because I did not have
my French lesson this morning. 1 made
such gross and funny mistakes, that he
told me 1 was no more fit for hard study
than a humming-bird, 'You foolish
darling, you were only made to beloved
and petted,' and he actually took me on
his knee and kissed me."
Dora grew very pale. A new revela
tion was coming to her mind. Until
now she had not understood what made
the bloom of her life. A satanic gleam
of fancied triumph shone for an instant
through Maggie's innocent blue eyes.
"Dora, darling, what is the matter?
Are you faint?"
"No not faint, but I am not quite
"I am sosorrv," murmured the nvren.
"Shall I call guardy?"
Maggie was sobbing aloud.
"I am afraid you don't love me."
"Foolish girl ! T love all children. I
spoke unkindly to you forgive me. I
am firod nml would like tn rest."
am tired, and would like to rest.:
The sobs ceased, and all was sunny
Loving but unbelovcd! That is a
dreary thing to come into a woman's
life ; more dreary in the woman's case
usually, liecause tliere is a greater chance
to brood over it. Maggie had somehow
come between her and the warmth of
sympathy that had been so entirely hers.
Till recently she had not Avoke up to
the fact that Dr. Manly had been in eve
ry thought. She must crush out this
flower of tenderness ; better had she
done it ere it budded. In her uncon
sciousness, she had not recognized it as
the blossom of Ioa-c. The crushing pro
cess Avas painful and unsatisfactory, and
had its affect upon her personal appear
ance. She greAV salloAV. Dr. Manly
was quick of observation and, for once
finding her alone, spoke about it.
"Are you sick, Dora?"
"No sir. I haA'e a strong constitution
as vou know.
"What is the matter, then ?"
"You look at me with poor eyes,"
"Why, Dora, is this you? I don't
knoAV you in this phase. I thought you
The reproof caused her to cover her
"You are unhappy ?"
"Can'tyou tell me the trouble, Dora?"
"No no," brokenly.
"Shall I guess It?"
She shlercd in terror.
"You don't get on well with Maggie."
She Avas relieA'ed, but made no reply.
"You wont tell me?"
She shook her head, and her expres
sion as she did it, haunted him many a
The mental rejoinder was, "I can lo'e
brother Will. Other human love, save
the unselfish love I must feel towards
all humanity, is denied me."
"Dare to be right ! daro to bo true I
Love may deny me its sunshine and dew;
When tho dowfaild, then showers shall bo givon;
The dewis from eartit, the showers from heav
en." CHAPTER III.
Willie Lee had become a minister,
and was stationed in the toAvn where
Dr. Manly and his Avards attended
church. He wasa talented speaker, and
well filled the holy office he had chosen.
He often dropped in at the cottage of
of Dr. Manly, ever a A-elconie visitor.
His visits Avere more frequent after Mag
gie became an inmate, for she possessed
a peculiar attraction for him. She was
more than attractive, she was charm
ingly irresistible. Maggie Avas not
above exercising all her winning pow
ers upon one she had formerly regarded
with disdain. As far as she avos capable
of it, she returned his affection; but for
all that, she would not wed a man de
pendent upon a lean salary for a main
tenance. Her selfishness and ambition
pointed in another direction. She led
him on to a declaration, and then cold
ly dismissed him. Dora was made an
accidental listener, against her will at
first; but as it progressed, Maggie's
heart in all its deformity was revealed
to her. The mask was ofF, and she was
the Maggie of old. Must she be allowed
to Avreck her happiness and Will's, and
Ernest's loo? What but Avretclied
ness Avould such a creature bring a.s the
portion of her husband's cup?
"I am so helpless against her," moan
Anger and hate tvere groAving up to a
vaster growth than they had eA'or before
attained. She Avasjhelpless, as she said,
for it Avas impossible for her to meet hyp
ocrisy with hypocrisy. She understood
its general blackness, but she could not
understand it in detail. Maggie discov
ered a change, and she made use of in
nocent side thrusts and innuendoes ;
that is, they Ave re innocent in appear
ance; but they conveyed to Dora a rank
After his cruel rejection, William
Lee, as many others lniA-e done, enlist
ed in the army to drown grief and dis
apiKiintment in the excitement of the
camp. Motives of patriotism influenced
him too. He shunned no peril, and in
a few days laid down his life on the battle-field
of Autictam. It wasasbocktoall
the inmates of the cottage. Maggie kept
her room for a whole day. Dora sank
behind the curtains of the deep bav win
dow in the library, and here Dr. Manly
found her in a storm of grief and hate.
He stroked her hair in the old fashion.
"My poor Dora!"
She looked up honestly.
"You think it is all on" Will's account
that I feel so. You mistake I hate the
"Do you mean Maggie?"
"Yes sir. She has been Will's bane
"It is true. I bate her ami 1 can't
"Dora, you are unjust."
"No sir she has made you believe
her guileless she could almost deceive
the angels. She Is as false as Judas. To
subserve her ends, she has betrayed the
"Where is your religion, Dora?"
Sho did not heed the question -o sol
" O sir she Avill mar your happine.-s
forever if you trust her."
"Explain your meaning ?"
She poured forth the story of Will's
refusal, interspersed Avith invectiA'es.
"I cannot think her treatment of him
Avas premeditated. She is hardly capa
ble of it."
"ItAvas, sir. Relieve me as vou u.-ed
"When you are calm, 1 will."
"Believe me because it is true. She is
capableof more than vou think. I -han't
ever be as I was, again."
"Poor girl !"
"Dr. Ernest, I must leave here."
"To go Avhere ?"
"Anywhere from her pre-ence."
"To do Avhat ?"
' 'Any thing teacl i , perhaj, s. "
"You are mad."
"I shall bo, if I remain."
"Where is your religion? You have
let go the anchor, Dora."
Tears dropped very fast.
"Do A'ou reallv mean to goawav ?"
"Yes'sir, I miist."
"HaA'e I no fright to have a voice in
"Yes sir, I owe vou evervthintf."
"And If I say stav?" "
"Please do not."
"It is my duty, and I say it."
"Pro.-e 1ft me y '
"What did you mean, Dora, by saying
that Maggie Avould mar mv happiness?'
"That A-oii love her."
"Why, don't you ?" looking upquick
1 "No and yes."
"I don't understand your paradox."
"For my wife. I do not and could not
love heras a child, I do."
"She told me A'ou did."
"She did?" Avith a flash that instant
ly softened. "And vou believed it ?"
"My A'ision is clearing." I le regarded
"Dora, yen are plain, and Maggie is
"You haA-e a batl temper, woive than
most Avoinen haA-e."
"You don't try hard enough to govern
it. Haven't a-ou faults a- well as Mag
gie?" "They are not so batl."
"You"liaA-e had a better training than
her mother gaA'e to her."
She tried to turn aAvny her head, but
he held it.
"The Saviour forgave every wrong
that malice and hate could inflict, and
prayed for his enemies on the cross.
Cannot you exercise something of the
samespi littoAvardsher avIio has wronged
you and yours ?"
He drew her toAvards him.
"Will vou not try?"
"I will try, God help me."
"Will you love him first and best?"
"I Avill try. Dr. Ernest."
"Will you love me next?"
A Avhole Hood of light and color de
luged every feature.
"Do you Avant me to, knowing me so
"It is because I know you so well that
I desire it."
"I am plain," and a ripple of sly mis
chief indicted her voice.
"You are pretty now, and you suit
"I have a bad temper."
"I'll take the risk of managing you."
"Well, you have never done mo any
thing but good, and I am not afraid of
"You giA'e yourself to me?"
"And I giA-c my Avicked self to you."
"I'll not abuse the trust, darling."
Do my readers understand fully the
gift of a true and loving heart? Do you
know how utter may be the confidence
placed in the royal soul that inspired it?
If you do, you know Avhat forms the
basis of a true marriage.
William Lee's death aroused the still,
Avhite angel to actiA-e labor, in Maggie
Ray's soul, Avliile Dora's forgiA'ing spirit
and unvarying kindness completed the
A'ictory, and the coquette became a Aviser
and better Avomau. Dora has learned
sclf-coutrol, as rigid and entire as her
husband ever had OA-er himself. Those
who are enabled to Ain sucii triumphs
may avcII be called conquerors. Their
names may not be sounded with Ctesar
and Napoleon; but they bear the immor
tal signet, and will be found in God's
history, the Lamb's Book of Life.
What Mr. Stephens Learned
while North. Mr. Stephens Avas pro
foundly impressed with the general
quietude, not only of Washington city,
but the Avhole country due north. The
Radicals are serene in the conscious pos
session of almost, if not quite, absolute
dominion. The Democrats are passive
under afllictions deemed incA'itaDlo for
the present, and only hopeful of the fu
ture through the instrumentality of a
peaceful ballot in November. Fighting
is about the last thing thought about on
cither side ; the one party tranquilly
usurping CA-ery department of the Go
vernment, the other party tamely sub
mitting, and, like MicaAvber, compla
cently hoping for something to turn up.
This astonishing condition of affairs is
explained by Mr Stephens as a peculiar
ity of the American mind a reverence
for actual authority, howeA'er laAvless,
and a desire to suppress it through every
exhaustive process of peace, and, fail
ing' in this, submission with the best
grace possible. Auffwfa ConUtution-alist.
BRING FIOWER? :
GOING INTO MOURNING.
RY OLIVER OITIC.
"I am sure they cannot care much for
their sister, for not one of them Avasscen
with a black ribbon on her bonnet," said
Mabel Grant to her invalid sister.
"Nay Mabel, you must not judge them
"But only think of it! EA'en her
mother did not so much as change her
"Probably they have vieAvs and opin
ions of their own upon the subject," re
plied Mary Grant, feebly, for she aa-hs in
the last stage of consumption that dread
ful scourge of our northern clime and
cA'en the exertion of speaking a few
Avonls was exceedingly tiresome.
"And poor Ellen LaAVSon, our dear
friend and schoolmate, one of the fairest
and truest girls In the village to think
that she should go down to her early
graA'e without even a show of mourning
in herown family. ItlooksIIkesacriloge
"Nay, Mabel, your resjwet for a mere
custom causes you to disregard theplain
est dictates of charity."
"I do not mean to be uncharitable."
"1 knoAV it, Mabel; but you must re
member that the practice of putting on
mourning, is only a custom; and there is
no sacrifice of loA:e or principle in disre
garding the customs."
"Well, I don't knoAv; I cannot think
they loved poor Ellen as she deserved
to be loved.
"Why not '.'"
"Because if they had, they would at
least have shown a decent respect for her
while they stood around hor bier."
"Ditl they seem to be cold, indifferent?"
asked the invalid, Avith a groat deal of
"No; Mrs. Lawson Avas very much af
fected Avliile in the cemetery. She sob
bed as though her heart would break."
"But it did not seem to be real, her
dress was so inappropriate."
"You Avrong her, Mabel."
"I hope I do."
"You cannot see into the heart."
"And her sisters, too, if they had not
Avorn white bonnets, would hiiA'e seemed
like real Aveejiers."
"The heart Aveeps, Mabel, not the dress,
nor CA-en the careful eye. Many a one
in sable Aveeds has felt no sorrow for the
loss of a parent or a friend."
"That may be; but don't you think
yourself that white bonnets and blue
dresses are very improper at the funeral
of a near friend?"
"It would not be my taste, Mabel," re
plied Mary, Avitli a faint smile. "But I
wish to accord to every one the pri'ilege
of doing as they please In a matter of
"So do I; of course they have the right
to wear Avhat they please."
"You censure them, though."
"Not censure them, Mary; I only say
that it looks as though they did not care
much for poor Ellon. "
"You impugn theirmotiA-es; you ought
they may seem to act."
"I will, dear sister; but it I had lost a
friend, I should feel as though 1 avos de
ficient in respect to the memory of that
friend, if I did not put on mourning."
Mary sighed; she knew hotvsoon that
dear sister Avoultl be called upon to put
on mourning for her. Even another day
of existence might not be permitted her.
She Avas calmly Avaittng the hour that
Avould bear her "from the scenes of earth
to that brighter realm beyond the dark
gnrve. Already she heard the music of
the angel's fluttering Aving, and was
ready to lay her head iion the lap of
Mabel penetrated her sister's thoughts,
and she turned away to hide a tear,
Avhich sprung unbidden to her ca'c.
"There are many things to he con
sidered, Mabel, in relation to the custom
of wearing mourning. For my part T
think it Avould be far better if the prac
tice was entirely discontinued."
"Why, Man.-! how strange you talk."
"You can conceiA'o bow A'ery disagree
able it must be for tho-e avIio are Avait
ing to consign the remains of a dear
friend to the tomb, to be compelled to at.
tend upon inantau-niakers and millin
ers." Mabel had never thought of that be
fore. "No sooner has the spirit taken its
flight, than the house of death is made
the scene of commotion and confusion
by the preparations to appear in black.
That holy sorrow, Avhich enn-es loneli
ness and solitude, is broken in upon by
the cares of business; by the necessity of
conforming to a mere fashion Avhich re
quires the mourner to make a A-ain
"Perhaps you are right, Mary; pray,
do not talkanymore. You are quite ex
hausted." Mary said no more. A shade of deep
thought rested uj)on her palid features.
She avos thinking how much more sooth
ing it Avould be, Avhen her redeemed
spirit sped its flight, if her friends could
only think of her Avliile her lifeless clay
remained Avith them, Avithout the in
trusion of milliners and dress-makers.
It Avas spring-time, and the joyous
birds sung their cheerful notes upon the
blossoming trees. The flowers Avere
blooming upon the hill-side, and nature
Avas assuming her verdant robes.
Under the influence of the mild-balmy
air of the spring, Mary Grant appeared
to reviA'e. Her strengtli appeared to re
turn with the opening buds; and her
friends dared to hope that she might be
spared to behold tho profusion of ano
ther autumn. But the disease Aras fick
le and deceptive. While hope smiles,
the destroyer comes.
The physician, after giA'ing the par
ents of Mary all the encouragement he
could, directed his patient to ride out as
often as the Aveather would permit.
The iiiA'alid Avas happy in the privi
lege of once again visiting the cherish
ed scenes, AA here in the full A-igor of
health and joy, she had gaily and
Tho village cemetry had always been
a hallowed and beautiful spot to her.
and she expressed a desire to visit it
again, ere her inanimate form should be
laid away to slumber beneath its peace
With Mabel for her companion, the
carriage Avas sIoavIv dri'en through the
garden of graves. Mary Avas silent and
thoughtful ; and more than.once a tear
rose to the eye of Mabel, when she
thought Iioav soon she might be called
upon to follow the cold form of the Ioa'
ed one'to her resting place.
The invalid Avas thoughtful but not
gloomy. Already the spirit had reach
ed forward to the glories of that better
world where there is no death, no sor
roAV. The grave had no terrors to her ;
it Avas a place of rest. Death avos not a
hideous quaking skeleton to her imagin
ation, but a Avhite-Afinged angel, who
Avould fold her upon hi3 bosom and bear
her across the dark valley to the house
" with many mansions, eternal in the
heavens." , , ,
With introA-erted mind, she gazed up
on the memorials of the slumbering
dead. The funeral fir. the pendant aviI
Ioav, that spept OA-er the green graves,
diffused a heavenly calm in her heart,
and she felt that she Avas ready to join
the great company that slept beneath
" There hs a new-made grave," said
she, as the carriage turned the angle of
one of the aA-enues.
" It is the grave of poor Ellen L.w
son," replied Mabel.
Mary requested the driver to stop.
On the grave, over which no marble
had vet been reared, Avere several bou
quets of fresh flowers. Some little white
blossoms, which had been transplatcd
near the head, were opening tiny-buds.
"Still remembered Mabel," said Mary
as she pointed to the flowers.
" They place fresh floAvers upon her
grave eA'ery day."
"Aud do you think they did no love
" Oh, si.-ter, I know thev did?"
"And Avore no black at lier funeral?"
" I Avas Avrong, Mary."
These are meet emblems of the heart's
remembrance. When 1 go hence, may
the flowers of spring blossom upon my
graA'e. May some loving hand place
flowers ujion the sod that hides me from
thofe I love best."
"You are sad, sister; do not speak so
"Nav, Mabel, I am not sad; lain hap
py." Mabel shed a flood of tears upon the
bosom of her sister.
"Do not Avcep, Mabel; Av e shall meet in
heaven, and be happy tliere forever.'
"You are better, dear si.-ter ! do not
speak so hopeless."
"Only a little Avliile longer, and I shall
rest beneath this sod. But do not be
sad, I am happy ; I am not afraid to die.
I feel as though the ang'ds Avere with
me now, Avaitingtobearme to my home
in the skies."
Mabel east another glance at the flow
er decked graA'e of Ellen LaAvson, as the
carriage drove on, and she felt that the
heart could more eloquently express its
remembrance of the loved and lost than
in the sable Avecd of the mourner.
Mary Grant Avent out of the house no
more. In another Aveek her Avaiting
spirit bade fareAvell to earth, and AA'ing
ed its way to its native skies. Calmly
and trustingly, while a heavenly smile
played upon her irradiated features, she
breathed her la-t in the arms of Mabel.
She Avas gone ! Her Avasted form,
from Avhich the undying soul had just
taken its flight, lay in rigid silence be
fore her. She was beautiful in death
so beautiful that Mabel could hardly be
lie'e she was dead; and those lips, part
ed in u placid smile, coultl no more speak
gentle counsels to her ; that those eyes,
now motionless and sealed, could no
more reflect the Ioa-c of that affection
ate heart upon her.
But a moment before she had bidden
her fareAvell. Could she be deatl ? Was
it indeed true that those smiling lips
Avere forever sealed; that another note
of sisterlv love coultl not proceed from
Kind friends were Avaiting to prepare
the body for the sepulchre, and a gentle
hand led her aAvav from the inanimate
form of Mary. Tlien, then she realized
that her sister Avas indeed dead, and a
torrent of woe Avildly swept into her
Flying to her clKiinbor she gave free
A-ent to her grief.
"She is gone! She is gone!" sobbed
she, as she buried her face beneath her
hands, and trembled in the agony of her
Mary died as the sun Avas sinking be
hind the western hills. Her pure spirit
had lied Avith the dav; but the change
led her to an endless day A here there is
no night, and the sun ncA-er sets.
Mabel passed a sleepless night. Her
pillow Avas Avet Avith her tears. She rose
in the morningand hastened to gaze up
on the form of Mary. She Avas arrayed
for the graA'e, and as Mabel bent oA'er
her and printed a kiss ujion the palid,
cold lips, the memories of the past rush
ed A'iA'idly into her heart. Her eyes
rained tears upon the marble lieauty of
And tliere she stood for an honr com
muning Avith the days Avhich were now
no more ; which coultl neA-er be again,
because the heart that made them glad
was now still in death.
The formality of the morning meal
Avas disposed of it Avas nothing more
than a form to the Aveeping household
and Mabel returned to the side of her
departed sister. She kissed the cold
lips again, and gaA'e herself up to the
flood of irresistible grief which faithful
memory forced upon her.
"Excuse me, Miss Grant," said one of
the neighbors, Avho had come in to as
sist the family, "but Miss Barnes, the
dress-maker, i. waiting to lit your dress."
Her dress! There Avas something
heartless, cruelly repulsive in thcAvord.
Her dress at such a time as that ! Must
she leaA-e the bier of her deatl sister to
conA'erse upon the details of a garment?
Must her mind abandon the thought of
the deatl to dwell upon the fashion of a
Without a word she Avent to the sit
ting room. It Avas a bu-y scene for the
house of mourning, and she learned the
mantua-maker had been there all night,
for the weather wasAA'arm,and the fune
ral must take place the following day.
The conA'ersatioii of the appartment
sounded loathsome to her. ItAvasnotof
her dead sister, it A'as of the latest fash
ions, of the propriety of this anil that;
the fitnessofthis article ond the unfitness
They asketl her Iioav she would haA'e
her dress cut; but her thoughts were
Avith Mary, and she answered not. As
soon as she coultl be spared, she left the
dress-makers and returned to the chant
er of the dead.
Again she Avaudered back Avitli Mary
to the scenes of their happy childhood.
Again the tears flowed freely down her
cheeks, and the spirit of the loved one
seemed to speak to her from the heaven
to Avhich she had ascended.
" The milliner has come, and wauts to
try on your bonet," said the servant girl.
Mabel "attended the summons and re
turned. Her grief Avas too deep to per
mit her to participate in the occupations
of the sitting room, though her mother
was compelled to be there, and had been
there all night.
" Please inarm, the shopkeeper has
come over with somo gloves, anil they
Avant vou to nick out a pair," said the
girl again. !
She had scarcely disposed of this mat- I
tor before another demanded her atten
tion ; and thus it Avas all day long.
The house Avas full of bustle and con
fusion. The tailor, the hatter, the ho
sier, and a score of female artisans Avere
constantly coming and going.
The solitude Avhich her weeping heart
craved Avas denied her. On the morroAV
that loved form Avas to be borne aAA'ay
and placed in the ground. They could
neA-cr behold It again; but from the
hour that Mary had breathed her last,
to the arrival of the funeral guests, she
heard more of business, of the repuisiA'e
details of dress and fashion, than of
those more appropriate words, Avhich
solace the mourner in the hour of trial.
The mourning garments Avere com
pleted; but when Mabel Avas arrayed
in them, they carried no comfort to
the heart. She could not even feel that
the wearing of them Avas a token of res
pect to her dead sister ; for they had
robbed her of her right to Aveep over
More than once she recalled the un
charitable judgment she had passed up
on the LaAvsons ; but they liad been
privileged to mourn without interrup
tion OA-er their dead. The course they
hatl chosen Avas reasonable; and she
could not but feel that if the heart alone
Avere consulted, it would not weep in
nodding plumes and sable weeds.
Arounds the grave of Mary, the devo
ted sister planted the floAvers she had
loved so well, and every eA-ening, as the
sun sunk away, she placed a fresh bou
quet upon the green sod above her.
And closo by, the hand of affection
strewed flowers upon the grave of Ellen
LaAVson ; and all summer long, and
when the chill Avinds of autumn
swept the cemetery, these floral offerings
told the passer by that the deatl were re
membered every day.
Bring floAvers! Scatter them upon
the graves of the dead ; for they are a
far more grateful tribute to the memory
of the departed, than all the trappings
of fashionable woe !
a Mr. Davis trial ia set down for
May. We shall believe in his trial when
we see him on his trial.
A Girl's "First Offer."
There are two deplorable extremes into
one of which a ycung girl usually fall
on receiA'ing her "first offer."
The worst and most frequent of these
Ls that of fancying herself in love, when,
in reality, she doesn't care a fig for her
loA'er. The other consists in a coquett
ish pride which leads her, against the;
dictates of her judgment and the incli
nations of her heart, to reject a suitor,
Now, Avhen a man oilers a woman his
hand, with alltheaccompaniamenta of
heart, and name, and fortune whether
these be exalted or lowly t he pays her
the highest compliment in his power.
Undeniably she has a right to feel com
plimented, and she must be untrue to
her Avomanhood does she not in some
measure feel so even though her suitor
be beneath her regard ; antl the compli
ment will be valued very much in pro
portion to her estimation of the man.
But take a young girl, Avhose imagin
ation is colored with the hues of a sum
mer's sun-rising; Avhose dove-like soul
is waiting on quiA-ering AA'ing for love's
first me-sage; whose gentle heart pul
sates in anticipation of loA'e's ecstacy.
When, in her May-morn, one comes
offering her the aweetest.and brightest
of life's fragrance and beadty does she
pause to see of there be any tlust on his
garments, any stain on his hands, any
film on his eyes, any baseness in his
No! intoxicated Avith the perfume,
and bewildered Avitli the beauty, she
stands in the radiance of her rising sun,
and sees her Io-er beneath its golden
Many u Avoman has blighted her own
life; and that of the man she loved, by
indulging a passion for coquetery- Hav
ing charms of which she is fully con
scious ; endoAved, perhaps, with the ad
vantages of Avealth, position and accom
plishments, she proudly measures her
poAver, and says:
"I am equal to great conquests; and
shall I, thus early, submit to be conquer
ed ? I have cords with Avhich to lead
many captive; and shall I yield my
hands to be manacled ? I haA'e power
to bring the proud head low to melt the
heart of stone to Avring the nerve of
steel: and shall I put my oAvn head on
the block my oavii heart in the crucible
my oaa'ii nerA'es in the vice?" No !
Avhen I haA'e had a surfeit of these tie
lights then "
But the time referred to in the long
futurity of the little Avord "then," sel
dom comes to the coquette. It will al
Avays be "then." The "accepted time"
is never near when once aac have let the
opportunity pass. Why Avill not women
be Avarned ?
Assuredly, to be IoA'ed implies some
tlegree of loveliness, and she may be
pardoned for feeling gratified Avith this
highest of all compliments thissubtlest
of all flattery. But why should she un
hesitatingly throw herself into arms
that may" be extended only to ensnare
her? On the other hand, why does she
turn proudly from the embrace of one
Avho may be fitted to meet eA'ery want
of her womanhood ?
Young girl, answer these questions to
your oah heart, and when "you receive
your "first offer" be not so flattered or
self-deceived as eithor to accept or re
ject Avithout careful deliberation.
Don't imagine that this is the la-t
"chance" you will eAer have; neither
for the sake of flirting throw it away.
Importance of Jlcligioits Education
in the Young.
The universe, grand, glorious, antl
beautiful as it is, can be truly enjoyed
only through the worship as Avell as the
knowledge of the great being that crea
ted it. Among people Avhere there ia
no true knoAvIedge of God, the errors,
superstitions, and sufferings of a false
religion ahvays rush in to fill the vacuum
There is not a faculty nor a suscepta
bility in the nature of man, from the
lightening-like intuitions that make
him akin to the cherubim, or the lire
and fervor of affection that assimilate
him to seraphic beings, doAvn to the
seraphic beings, down to the lowest ap
petites and desires by which he holds
brotherhood with beast and reptile and
Avorm there is not one of them all that
will eA'cr be governed by its proper law,
or enjoy a full measure of the gratifica
tion it avos adapted to feel, without a
sense of acting in harmony with his
will, and Avithout spontaneous effusions
of gratitude for his goodness. ConA'ic
tions antl sentiments such as these can
alone supply the vacuity in the soul of
man, and fill with significance and love
liness Avhat AA'ouId otherwise be a blank
and hollow uniA'erse.
Hoav limited and meagre, too, would
be the knoAA'ledge which should know
all things else, but still be ignorant of
the self-existent Author of all! What
is the exquisite beauty of floAvers, of fo
liage, or of plumage, if Ave know nothing
of the great Limner who has painted
them, and blendetl their colors with such
marvellous skill? So the profundity of
all science is shalloAvness. if A-e know
nothing of the eternal Mind that pro
jected all sciences, and made their laAv.s
so exact and harmonious, that all the
objects in an immensity can move on
ward throughout an etarnity Avithout
deviation or error. In the acquisition
of AvhateA-er art, or in the pursuit of
whatever science, there is a painful
sense of incompleteness und imperfec
tion while we remain untaught in any
great department knoAA'n to belong to it.
And so, in the development and cul
ture of the human soul, Ave are conscious
not merely of the Avant of symmetry,
but of gross disfigurement and mutila
tion, when the noblest and most endur
ing part of auj appropriate development
and culture is AA'anting. In merely an
artistical point of view, to be presented
with the torso of Hercules, or with the
truncated body of Minerva, when we
were expecting to behold the fullness of
their majestic proportions, would be less
painful and shocking than a system of
human culture from Avhich 'religious
culture should be omitted.
So, too, if the subject be viewed in re
lation to all the pure and loftier affec
tions and susceptibilities of the human
soul, the results are the same. If, in
surveying the highest states of perfec
tion Avhich thecharacter of man has ever
yet reached upon earth, Ave select from
among the Avhole circle of our personal
or historical acquaintances those Avho
are adorned with the purest quality and
the greatest number of excellences as
the objects of our most joyful admira
tion and love, Avhy should not the soul
be lifted intosublimer ecstacies, and in
to raptures proportionately more exalt
ed and enduring, if it could be raised
to the contemplation of Him whose
"name alone is excellent? If we de
light in exhibitions of poAver, why
should avo pass heedlessly by the All
powerful? If human hearts are touch
ed with deeds of mercy, there is One
Avhose tender mercies are over all his
Avorks. If Ave reverence wisdom, there
is such perfect wisdom on high, that
that of angels becomes " holy" in its
presence. If Ave love the sentiment of
love, has not the apostle told us that
God is love? There are many endear
ing objects upon earth from Avhich the
heart of man may be sundered ; but he
only is bereaved of 'all things who is be
reaved of his Father in heaven. Hor
ace Mann's report for 184S.
have taken ad'antage of the impeach
ment business, antl are visiting their
homes leaving thelfouse without a quo
J-Wisconsin held an election for an
Associate Justice of her Supreme Court,
lost Tuesday, and the Republicans Avere
successful, their majority exceeding