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BY DAVFS & CREWS. ABBEVILLE, S. C? THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 27, 1859. VOL. XV ~.~NO. 40;
J'roin Hi* y>'ir )'?// Snmhi/ DixpalvFt.
UV MAUI A LOUS)A l'l'ti IITNCM.
It was vey strange that I, in my strong
pride ami hauteur, should feel such a beating
of the heart, such an anxious foiling*
wlie'r. sweet, winning Nellie Arlington, my
clearest friend, come to see mo, while 1*1Vick
Winchester, my betrothed husband,
was spending his vacation at our country
taime. I was proud, haughty?cold, some
people said ? I did not care, but drew ;
around me, my impenetrable veil of reserve, \
'and looked down upon them in silence.? ;
What, diil T eiire. while tin? love of llie no- '
!?l?, generous Winchester was iniii-- ? while
my roseate dVeanisof love were shared and
iningled with his? while together we plsick"ed
the fragrant, golden fruit of youthful i
affection. A (Feetion ! did I say ? Pas-don it
\vas with rue : such proud natures seldom
lavish less than their whole soul on any
shrine, and at that altar did I pour forth
the strong love of my heart, and 1 know
that it was offered to as pure an i>l<> as ever
mortal bent the knee to worship. She
pump mv ilivir frit-nd Nillie. nnd I loved
her just ns well, for all that fear that was in
mv soul that Ulric would think her more
worthy of him than I, I thought her very ,
beautiful?with a gentle infantine grace, j
so unlike me, for though I might bo class- .
ically beautiful, I did not possess those win
ning ways thai endeared her .so to me. "1
nin very gl-nl you have come," I said lion- ,
cstlv, as I stood at the carriage door, for I
was glad she had come.
" And so am I glad to be here," sh-* said j
lightly touching UI rick's extended hand, as !
?he decended, and then springing into my j
arms. After a moment, during which we :
had kissed each other a hundred times, she |
turned to UI t ick and said.
i *ri.s? ii.? \r_ \v:.t t ? 1
ji ii in la lu<j .'i i ?? iiRiivaici i na? v i t:?tu .
60 much about in your letters, is it not Orrie
"I colored slightly as I rcjili???i. "yes."' |
Ulrick looked pleased, either with tin* |
fact that I had told Nellie of him, or with I
her, I did not know which, hut I imagined j
the last, and it cave to my next words to ;
him a tinseof coldness, llulnuk.-d at me. j
wonderingly ; but I carelessly turned mv i
eyes away, and would nut meet his glance,
lie turned and addressed some remark to j
Nellie, as we walked slowly to the house, j
If I had poured forth my lln>iiglils then in j
word#, what a flood of molten lava would
have welled over! Yet still I knew in my
inmost soul that no one had given me rea
aon 10 leei po omeriy. i laiKou, i laugneu
wildly gay, I knew I never was so entertaining,
so flashingly bright, before in inv
life. I lavished upon Nellie all my caresses
and kind words, but when I looked at Ul.
rick the light in my eyes wont out, leaving
nothing but stony coldness. I saw that he
felt concerned, troubled, and with a ficc
joy I resolved thai, whether he really loved
ine as I did him, or not, I would make him
feel some of tliu torture which I endured.
It seemed as if a serpent had entered inv
heart since the coming of Xeilie, inv reason
told mo that I was doing Ulrii-k injustice,
> but like a maniac I hugged tb>* j<*;dimssu<
picion to my heart, an.I beheld wish a .Mem |
pleasure the unnatural lustre it gave to my :
eyes, and the Hush it ?j:iv?- to niv cheeks.
" You never were so handsome, nor such
n dear, good gid in your life before, Orrie,"
cried, Nellie, that evening, as we sat on the
sofa together, while UI rick was hy the open
41 What tpell have you thrown over heri
Mr. Winchester ?" she asked looking at 1*1rick.
I smiled ht-j^l^iiy ;is j S!lw (]ie rL,,p ,
nesBCome into his ey^, a,?i beard his grave
melodious tones reply?
" I have thrown no spew over jie|.( ^
something certainly has."
"Oh," I cried, laughing. "1 We been
to the forest with the fairies, anil i(l
my earnest request bestowed upon me exv;l
powers to render Nellie happy during her
"What kind fairies!" exclamed Nellie,
throwing my arm over her neck, and nestling
close to ?ne.
" Did they not also give you new powers
to make any one miserable?" asked UI rick,
fixing his gray eyes earnestly upon me.
1 JWII ICVI uut in^ iii^ni-it i II?>I?(IJ 11 \ ,
I replied carelessly,11 They might have done
bo, but I was not aware of it, and certainly
did not ask for so strange a gift."
Nellie looked from me to him, and back
again, in surprise. 41 What a queer talk
about fairies?" sho said, gently smoothing
mv hair with her small whito fingers, and
gazing inquiringly, and with a pained expression,
into my face.
" Wo won't talk so foolishly any longer,"
I said, seating myself at the piano.
"Flay something sweet and beautiful,"
Nellie said, ns she came and sat near me, so
that she could look at my face.
" I don't feel in that mood to night," I roolied
and I commenced the '"Gipsy's Chant."
improving many a wild and *tr;ingc note.
Ulrick had not spoken for a long lime, but
now ho came and stood nearly opposite, to
me, where lie could watch every expression
of my face. As I struck the last thrilling
mournful note, ho sprang forward to me,
exclaiming as ho sat down upon an ottoman
at my feet, and took both my hands :
" Oriaua, why do you phiy Mich strange,
weired music 3 Vour face now looks a
passionate and sorrowful as llio dark lac
of llic gipsy maid."'
Prompted l>y an irresistibleimpulse. T with
drew olio of my hands from his clasp, am
' placing it on lus shoulder. I stooped am
! pressed my lips to his forehead. Hut in
j slantlv came tin; thought, prompted by i
; demon, that he would soon forget me ii
! his liking for Nellie. I loosened my ham
from his. and 1 in passionless tones :
I " Mv music harmonizes with mv feeling
to night." And I rosu and returned to tin
sofa. lie sat down l>y Xellie, and talko<
to lu:r in his kind earnest way, the rest o
the evening, while now and then she woul<
turn to me and a>k mv opinion of the sub
joe* of their conversation, which 1 wonh
give,scarcely heating her i|uesiions. Whei
we went to the room that night, Nellii
" What a grand, good man, Mr. Win
chostor is ? I should think yon would lovt
him ever so mtieh, ii* tor nothing only thai
lie loved you so wholly and entirely. I
you had heard how beautifully lie spoke o
you to-ni^ht, you would feel flattered."
I stood before tin; ixiass. unbinding m\
heavy, dark hair, as she said this. A llusl
rose to my lace, and then n< ipiieklv
away. She came behind ine, ait<l put lie
arms around me, as slio looked into tin
^la-s, .'iii!! said :
41 Von <lo love him, don't yon ?"
" Yes, c-'it.iinlv I do?why do you n*k ?'
I answered juit-k!y, and lin n said, laugh
in-jr scornfully "do you fear so noble a lov<
as his will lie ottered at an unreturniiu
S!io looked confused, d'sconeerted at jiij
strange manner, and said, hurriedly :
" (#Ji, no, but you seemed so strange, s<
1 knew I was talking very wickedly, bu
with a sort ot triumphant feeling, I glorioi
in it.. And though I sincerely believe tha
no woman in tin? world could have lov?<
I'lrick Winchester more llian I, I knew
that I was toiturinir both liiin :md iov-i-Ii
UI rick walked l>r (lie side of Nellie, talk
ing fluently l<> licr, :?n?l seeming very iniiei
interested, l?ut, nevertheless, studiously lu ij
ing me over sloties ainl fences. 11o <!i< 1 no
addre?s many remarks to 1110, and I ai
s we red shortly and coldly. 1 husied inyse!
picking the rich, soft blackberry, and pu
ting a great many more of them into tin
mouth than into my basket. At la?t, how
ever, I heaped the b;Lik<t, and walked t<
the great beach, under whose shade Xelli?
and (Jlriek were already sealed watting foi
me. 1 sat down on the grass at Nellie'
feet, and throwing off my hat, laid my heat
in her lap.
" Oh J" said she, laughing, and carelessly
laving her stained lingers on my month
d'-ar Orrie, any one might know whj
it required so long :i time to till your ba
" Orrie always did love blackberries," sai>
Ulrick. I remember one time, in this ven
field, she imperatively desired some from i
particular l>u>h and 1 climed walls, an<
wadud through ditches, to fi?*t lliem for her
1 >i? you raneinher it, Orrie."
I f<?r<T"t for a moment my bitterness, an?
while my I'Vfs res led with love and admir;
lion upon his face, I replied naturally :
14 I lia>l ftirj;ott? n it, lull it was very liki
you to get iliem for me."
Her eyes lighted with pleasure as I at
swered, and leaning forward, ho placed hi.
hand lightly upon mine, and said :
" lie yourself again, dear Oriana."
A proud smile eame to my lips as I r<
| " I am always myself. Whv do voi
i ?ay ;
J lie turned quickly away, and said :
i i imagined that your manner wa
slightly changed ; thai'* all."
" Oriana Walsdcn 1" cried Nellie, spcal
inginy whole name in the girlish accents
loved to hear so well, and with that vvr;
.nnnie carrying me hank to the halls of Lii
u,v- Seminary, where it had echoed so mani
I lime*. "Oriana, you have looked an<
; spoken s.,r ^jie jasl ^wo or three Jays jus
I as you did >.? stormy scene with Co
i delia Mandanv when she accused you o
, not loving or W;,!Vjng ]1(,r< an,i yQl, ai
! swered that though coy)j nuver lev
| any more than her, stili Vftll i,n<i ?i.
j least faith nor belief in her. '|*l,ero WHS ,
J nameless, haughty something u\)0tit yoi
J then, there is llic same about you
! And Nellie looked down unxioufily inv.Mn
" Am T haughty to you ?" I aslceil, kis
ii?rr lier fingers that rested on my cheek.
41 You wore never eo to me," she said, a?
then suddenly exclaimed, as if for the sal
of changing the subject, " Lei's go hon
now through the oak woods, it will he !
j * * -
I 1<U<I<I<IIIII iu uu uiuung uie>r migrant, shinin
i leaves, in the 41 still glowing"
" Yes," I answered, rising from my plat
at her feet, " lliat is just (lie way to go.Wo
sliall reach homo before the stars a
Ulrick rose also, in silence. Nellie aske
Dosen't Mr. Winchester like our plan
Ulrick looked up and smiled at her cot
j corned face, and replied gayly, Mr. \Vi|
chester is very much pleased with it.
Then do look so, cried Nellio, tossing h
hat on to hm head, ami then merrily rn
ning off to the path which ted to the or
s woods, thus leaving us for si moment aloi.e. 'I
0 I walked oti rapidly, crushing many a flg:!
wood lily beneath my feot as I went. He
. kept beside mo, and before we reached aga
] Nellie, iaid, in a bad tone, but looking at lyii
1 1110. still more sadly : luir
The (lowers arc bleeding; in your path, I
i < >ri:ina. con
i Yes, I replied bitterly, but without meet- can
1 ing his eyes, I believe I am destined to dill'<
crush ail (lowers on my journey through life, ago
r..\, . ,.i i...i ui*.it ......... -I.... i 1
-> I was siul. 1 was subject to strange moods of X I
1 I a to. of I
f If you will wither the bright flowers, \
1 then will your way of life be dreary indeed, Icon
. Ulrick said, and bis voice sounded so j of t
I strange, so gloomy and cold, thai I started, | the
, and pairing in my walk, I laid mv hand natt
? gently on IiLs shoulders, and said softly : sue!
l'lrielc ? and
lie looked eagerly into my face, and I mat
[. Why did you say if you will kill pin<
f the blossoms of life ? j the
f Because, he replied, sjleaking quickly and j
almost sternly, if you have withered no | (
* flower buds of your own for the last few |
i days, yon have blighted many of mine. j (jv
I Define ho bad ceased speaking, all mv ! ;il ,
r hauteur and impenetrability had returned,
i and I said coldly? i s,>m
We must hurry, or we shall lose sight of. 0j1?.l
Nellie, and wt- did not speak again till we ' ov j
' had overtaken her. tln'i
The walk through that grand, glorious
. old wood was taken almost in silence on t..m
r my part, hut in a merry chat between l.l- ! sl),.|
riek and Nellie. The moun was ahove the |,,,|,
tops of the distant hill, when we entered j sani
the elm shaded wird. J savi
> A horse-hack ride then, to-morrow morn ' the
ing hy sunrise, isn't it ? Nellie said, as we j nex
I stooil a moment in the yard before going ! do 1
1 in. j el o
I Yes, a ride to the foot of Ingle Hill, re j stul
] plied Ulric.k, in an animated tone ; a ride one
before the dew is oil' the blossoms?that is \
if von young Indies can be up so soon. poc
Never fear for us, laughingly answered mai
( Nellie, as we ran up stairs to our room. or t
I I was first awake in the morning, and to r
( ! hastily donning my habit and hat, I said tc tonl
) j Nellie? a c;
^.j Ttie sun is almost up, Nellie, and bcfoie cii|,
lie ^i-ls to the top of the trees, we must be wif(
. at Ingle Hill. ni'u
Sure enough! she said, springing up; kno
I had forgotten all about it, and in a few T
i minutes we were standing fully equipped, zor
on the piazza, and waiting fur the horses to If t
' I i i-.
u? iL is
Oil, it was something mora than beauti one
ful?it was glorious?to dash along the my
smooth, hard, road, between the overhang ihal
ing trees, ami sec gleaming before us tiie c,.u
crimson colors of coining day, the beautiful ilic
heralds of approachin \ splendor. for
1 >car, delightful summer! I exclaimed, i|,e
uuscionsly aloud, as I pushed back lite J
thick plumes from my forehead, to feel more n;iv
fully the invigorating breeze. t|lf;i
Dear, delightful enthusiast! cried Ulrick in,r
looking at me with beaming eyes. ,-j^i
I turned away, and said carelessly to j,,,,Xellie,
It's just the morning for a swil'i can |,;m
1 Yes. and we will have one, she replied, w,?
i lightly touching iny horse with her whip, ;?ir
* ami in a second we wore boumling'Hway ,.ou
towaid tlie reddening cast. SU)l
1 Two fays of the morning ! cried Ulrick, t|e,.
s as lie spurred !iis horse to a speed with C.JU,
l).i fays generally appear on horseback ? t>r ,
C I said looking at his handsome facc, now
flushed and glowing with excitement. js|,
' It seems that these two do, he answered, n
as my horse hounded with accelerated speed.
Wo were now approaching the forest ^
s road, or rather path, for it was very narrow,
contained many short turns, and was often J
i obstructed by stories and trees. I slackened oth
^ my horses pace somewhat, but we still rode "iu
V quite fast, ai.d just as the sun was gilding ore
" the trees, we plunged into the forest road, por
f Wa ri.l.. i..n T ???l..; 1 i
?. V .iwu VMV I??nt M. CM^HIIIIIWU IV XlUillt', i
^ as she went past me; but hardly had I yet
1 spoken before her horse reached "a turn in f;
r ; the path ; and I saw Nellie thrown oil', and bin
the horse galloping on. say:
" I turned to Ulriclc, who was close to mo, A
e and who was just spurring his horse to said
e reach Nellie, when I felt the saddlo slipping thn
I from beneath me. I seemed to lose iny J
II j breath, and then I know nothing more.? ma,
~ When I opened my eyes?for I had been ?d I
V | insensible half an hour, they told me after bcv<
\ ward?Ulrick was bendiug over me, his 1
very pale and his eyes full of anxious js?'
love, jjrsl ti,OUght and my first words
III c ... . -- - - '
"v,^? ??* so had 1 wrought mysdlf into the 1
wO belief tha*. \;jricij |,fl(] nbeady begun to 8'1?
ie ]ov? Nellie vo*y im]Ch . phr
,0 ^ ml ',llVe la't(s|> care of Nellie, I suppose, ft 8'
>g Ulrrck ? , prii
IIo started, as he cx?s\ft\nie(]. oal
;e Nellie ! I liatl forgotten \,?r j bon
_ ? Ob, I am very glad !'? i ?claiinedf
re Which might Iiave sounded vcty \1(,arl|es8 1
but I only meant that I. was glad j l'10
il: know that Ulrick loved me, and me on\y *aw
i? It had soemod impossible tbat ho should\1'1C
n- not immediately lovo one so beautiful aud Usn'
U- so good as Nellie Arlington.
Ulrick nndvrstood my expression, for a inj
is sadden light broVe ovct his face, and be
u- nmklenly pressed fns pale Jipa to triy still rci
ik j pier ones, murmuring, as he did so : go
Iliatik I shall now be happy
in ! ' 11
\iul, raining me so (bat T couM loan no 1
inst a tree, ho ran to Nellie, who wasslili a'''.v
ig, bruiscl, insensible, and much moro 'v
I than F. U"<>
was soon :tl?!?* to walk as far as the ,,u'1
linon ro:nl, where I'bick obtained a 1 I"111
riage, a- tl we rt-ttii"ii?*?.l homo in a much woa
rent manner than we ha<l, a few hours the
, st> proudly left it, though Ulriok ainl hoii
' If asi<b; from our anxiety concerning " ' '
lie, was far happpier than iu the excite- ',;u?
Ik* in. riling. No\
Yeelci of sulloriiig to Nellie, an<l of ers_
slant can: to me, were the consequence 1
hat ride to the foot of Ingle Hill; but Ci '
strange < list rust which is a part of mv as '
ire, the demon that lias hauuteil, with mea
i fatal power, my happiest moments, j
I'iveii sin iiiomiInr-il 1 ' and
o >".> j ;
m??r?that serpant is partially subdued; , ,'"'1
. however it may have marred the hap ss
of ( hiatia Walsden, ii lardy disturbs 8:il^
peace of < Miana Winchester. hail'
A DILEMMA. ]i(ill
'an anybody toil what j>nsriU is suitable ,j.
a g.mth man ? Now von can <nve a la
, , . . , *. ,, that
I en thousand tiling, hut I declare, I m ^
ny wits' ends about the other sex. To
in with, 1 don't want anything that's c< '
iinontal, and as to smoking-caps and S ' '
ir cases, I'm dead set against tobacco;
f 1 aint ,my head is, sol won't patronize
n. Then tin-re's a purse, to be sure, but J"*1' '
i's a sorry gift when it's empty, and you m"'
t jiive a gentleman money ; besides, it's
i a common gift. Port Monnaies, pen- nov%
lcrs, and pencil eases, come under tho C(>m
ie category. A gentleman at my elbow 'lor '
*, "(live Vm a lock of your hair!" In ^ ,n'
lirst place that's "sentimental," in the '<>rJ
l place it's sillv, in the last i.laei> Imw I lls*
. . I > u
[ know 1 ut it will lio taken with a hush
f others, Mark, auburn and golden, to l1'"F
some old cushion, or easy chair sofa lc,n"
of tli.so .lays?
Vhat <!<> yon think of a dozen nice '''m
l;? t handkerchiefs, neatly hemmed ami
kfl ' <>r some pretty nock ties, or two
hree niro pair of gloves, "warranted not m,u
ip," in ease he is a poor, miserable, hut- cun'
ess, stringless wretch of a bachelor; or *
mo?that's it, after all! So it ain't, w,r<
?*r: he might use it over hi.s future
;\s head, at some future day, (pi-ihaps I ? '
lit he pickling a rod for niyndf! who l'"[U
ws I) 1
should like to make a present of a ra- ?[ 1
to the "man who owns a moustache."? ^1UI'
here's anything I particularly execrate,
that execrable excrescence ? Asa lady ,not
e remarked, "I set my face against em," ^,u
mental face I mean. I always fancy 8mi'
L the man who wears one does it to conI
an ill-formed mouth. It iH certain
v don't nourish alone on aristocratic soil, | ^IL'1
cab drivers and hod carriers often grow 101
finest specimens. lts 1
is as good as a play to watch the nice
igalioirthey reijuiro at meal limes! and ftn^
it afterwards ; such a rubbing, and turn. W011
, and twi.-ting, to make thcni curl the lou'
it way ! Now a long, patriarchal, llow- ^ie'1
beard is something worth while, and sl1^'
dsome beside ; in nobody's way, and su- ^
<dfs the necessity of using wicked ^ie
ds when the hut water isn't fortheoin- 8'"oc
at shaving lime. Whiskers are innot
appendages, ami very becoming to am^
le faces, a cat's for instance. But, gennen,
don't cover your faces entirely, be- ^
^ ***** weri
\. little girl was once aslced by lier inotb- sPei
,vhy she *1 i?ln't kins her uncle, who had alu'
. returned from abroad in a very ICsau- ono
condition. " Mamma," said she, inno- wor
tlv, "I didn't see any place."
Fanny Feus. ent*
- - > ruin
Vut. Exactly Level.?A noble star, the ban
er night, got quite full of brandy and ??
sic, in fact juicily so, .'Mid he had not got wjfe
r it the next morning when ho was re- for
ted to the Mayor. vani
low's this," said the Mayor, " not sober nec(
>ober, was the reply, a9 he straightened cl,jl(
iself up with druukou dignity. " Who m,ij
s I'm not sober?" ]?a||
>Yjiy, you can't walk a straight line," for \
I .1... Xf - - ? .1 ? * *
i uii; mnjoi , muru, iry 10 waiK along RW?l
t seam in the floor." u
(ultoning up his co.it (of Sam Kelly's cjftC
lie) willi a determination, the toper start M vc
to try it, but ho doubled over the lino
aral times. At last ho exclaimed :? __
k'ou know it ain't a fair shake; The floor Hnj
t level." ?
\ri editor of a newspaper desired to rem
w his knowledge of musical terms nnd alio
ases by referring to the ' chest tones? of begj
nger of the fair sex. Unfortunately, the lift),
iter was not so well postod in inusi* dec<
nomenclature, and printed it breast- scsics,"
v jtricHi saiu 10 n pciwiiiil wnoul HO u
light rude, "You aro better fed than y^n
ght." "Should think I was," replied nja|
clodhopper," ?s I feeds myself mrd yon anj
chesme."^ ^ ^ h\0
^???n Swift, hearing of a carpenter full- mig
f thro?8ll t|,e scaffolding of a IioUbc vrtti
rich ho cngagod hi fepairJug, dfyly ?
narked that I,Q lo 800 mechanic I "or
through his work vromptJy. 1 ?
%, ,1, i mAmm
THE ROSJi AND THE NETTLE
ii a country somewhere in tins woild?
nutter where?at llio Noilli ]\de, prob
, or may be at the South?or perchance p
i-een (lie two? -there rose a L?rge ami (|
rishing city. Its manulhetorios were
?! f<>r their extent; ami the merchant. ,,
<-os of that place reveled in the a
Ith those manufactories produced, On b
outskirts of the town were built two s<
-es?alike in form, in extent, in value, c
vo peas," or ' two nuts," or " two pins," ti
frequently described their similarity, h
v, in these two houses lived two broth- b
?twins?the only sons of the builder a
hoso two houses. It had been a fail- ti
jf the old man to have "the boys,"'
10 called them, lodged alike and his J.
ns being ample, he had the power of |i
dging Itis fancy. "The l??ys married, v
on the wc!ding-day the first stone of r
r home was laid.
Time enough to gel tliotn finished," i
the oi l gentleman, as lie ruhhrd his .1
.! in glee; " won't want a nursery
a twelve month, at any rale. Small
iC do till then." .
he young brides were present when
remark was made. < >ne Mushed? i
smiled; the other hlushcd and frownIt
was the nettle and the rose again
ding siilo hv side.
is months passed, and the houses were
up?the old gentlemen himself di
ng nil the arrangements ot' the buildIt
is good indeed of your father,
an old man, to take an interest in our j
fort," said one of the young wives to
liusl and. "Kalph"?that was the hus* j
l's name?" you can never repay him ^
lis kind feeling and his gen- rosity to ^
It was an absurdity for your father to
the architect, and almost bricklayer,"
i i .1 i ? f i ''
hihum mo oiucr wiil* 10 ner spouse
dell?liis iiatno. " You should tell
that it is inconsistent with his calling
It is consistent with l.is pleasure," roked
the husband, " and therefore I am
waive months passed, and the houses
Nursery ready in time," said the good
man?" ready in time?ready in .
ho houses woro occupied; in the course
welve months tlio nurseries wero occu. '
. . . c
'There are unceasing anxieties in a
her'? lot," said tlio good wifo of littlpli, ^
t unceasing pleasures, too." Aud she j
ed at the iunocent face of her sleeping ^
IIovv women can 1 ko the bore of chi!i,
I cannot imagine," remarked her sis.
in law, as her child was hastily given to '
'ears passed on?as they always do? ^
tlio young wives became middle aged *'
nen. Sons and daughters clutsered ^
id tliem, ai.'d tlie grandfather, old and ^
le, now leant on these young things for ^
'ime had worked a wondrous change in .
two brothers?Ralph told of a home
k of happiness, from which he drew ^
ely, while Boy dell looked as if-gconfent
happiness were not in the world at
it this lime, when the families of each ^
9 springing up, and needed money to bo ^
it on tliem, in education, maintenance,
the different adjuncts of their station,
of thoso panics of the commercial ^
Id, which ruin thousands, took place,
ul timately, Ralph and his brother had 11
red into largo speculations, which w
ng, they were involved in the prevailing a
, and found themselves verging on
Bo of good heart, Ralph," said his
, " there is bread in this great world J5
all. Our fino . large house, our ser- ^
Is and our carriages, aro not absolutely
>ssary to our happiness; we can do as
>rs do?live without them; and the r<
Jren, Ralph 1 this loason of adversity '
' be for their welfare. Take comfort, j
pli I there is plenty of that left
us in the world, if our wealth has fltfwn
^ . ... d
Yes," answered the husband, as he g(
ped her hand, and drew her to him,
s ! there is never failing comfort here, g
y. God be praised for having given
r\nn ca M ?- ? V . *
un?iiv niuti. w jiuip nit1, uoid in joy ^
sorrow, wealth or poverty."
? * s!
You should h.^vo foreseen this crisis, ^
arkcd the wife of Boydell, " and not 6,
wed your childreu to be brought to s1
vary at their age, when just entering on
Expenses are unavoidable, unless in3,
they be educated as the laboring clas?which
itUja may bo jvorth your wise gl
he censed with ft-sneer on hor face. }
Olher men would not have been so
lurosoiTlo with their money," sho re- ti
ked. "Tho IJrowningn, for instance, \
tho Smiths, withdraw in lime^ and ii
reel Blagdon tohl me that your children li
jbt thank you, and -you duly if star- v
on wcrt their fale." <1
in wercy cense," replied the husband, J
you will drive me mad." . "
?ro your ?il is my Inly," she relied"
"Then reserve it until I am ?ik??ly l<? aj?rcciato
vntir ?*IF??rt at tin* performance of
ic duty," lie answered l?i11 ly.
Poor "Pnlv?" how dreadfully is slu?
lishandled l>y these asielie datiios. ' It is
duly !** ami niuh-r llial. |?l-a manv :i J
arsli (milt is uttered. " Il is a ?!tity !"?
o says (lie over-stiict disciplinarian, an?l |
oM, stern words arc driven forth (<> !
remhle on an over-worked and wearied
?t. !. .. K.i IM .1 ? I
i.mi. 11 i-s iimv . covers mo cruel rutik<?
ami the severe rejoinder. 11, may be
"duivv to speak plainly and boldly soineiuies?but
it is a iltity to chose the oportuuily
when lli?? speech may l?? acci pta
lo, and not fret ami cbafc the wounded
earl by a ropelilion of tho very truths
.hi.-li, silently recognized, are galling it ab
Itoydell knew quite \v * 11 that bo might
ave forsecn ami panially have provided for
lie melancholy event which bad (aken
lace. His conscience reproached him
itterly for carelessness and rashness, and
is wife's words were not needed to add lo
lie self-reproach, which left to itself, might
ave worked some good by producing a |
niet determinatioirto abide by tho inure
iiber councils llalph in future, for
lalph's voice bad been lifted against the
cry speculation which had caused the
lint failure of the brothers.
Fretted and galled, and wearied of life
nd life's sluggles, Boydell knew not whitlir
lo turn for comfort and consolation.?
lis father liad been gathered to tho dead;
is brother? Ibiydcll was too proud to
etray his lack of domestic peace to him,
is. children, imitating the Lad example of
be mother, turned against him, and instead
f clustering round him, in llio hour of
/oe, opeuly blamed him for the courso bo
At last his mi ml, torn hy a thousand
on Aiding sorrows gave way; a lunatic
svium became bii homo, while his wife
nil children, dragged on a life of misery,
upported by tho mere charity of rula0113.
Far differently shared lialpli. In tho
umblo cottage on tho outskirts of the
jwn where ho now dwelt?a smile always
relcoined him when ho came home from
lie city's toil and din, tirod with tho busi.
oss of tho day, huaii-aick with its disapointnunts?rest
and pyaco aud happiness
waited him in that littio homo. Ilia
hildron?drawing their tono from that
ood wife and mother?thought only how
Iiey could soothe tho tired wmideror who
ad returned to them, and make him for;et
iu the placid joy of the prasout, the
uisery of the past.
" linlph," says bis wife, odo day, " I
Yould scarcely exchatigo our prosout lot
or the one we hold whou first I became
our wife. Tliero is au earnestness in this
[uiet life of strict utility which is lost iu
ho gilded days of wealthy splendor.?
am as happy hero, Ralph, as if you
lad placed 1110 in a palace?happier inleed.
He stopped her as lie looked lovingly
uto her gentlo face.
"Not happier, Lucy," he added, "not
sippier, dear wife. Your nature would
arry bliss as perfect as this world can beLow
into any phase of life?not " happier,"
jucy, but as happy either liore, or there, or
nywlicre on earth?as happy an such a
indly heart as yours can aud should, and
rill be any whore.'
But sorrow, keen sorrow, now foil on
Lalpli. Lucy died ; and as lie saw tho
10nId fall on the lowered coflin, until il
ras hiihlon from his view, lie whispered^
s if to her who lay there?" I know what
loss" is now, dear wife?I never folt its
I3ovdell also lived to an old age. A
arlial recovery enabled him to return to his
ome?but lie was i?o welcome guest there.
Inkindness ami want of euro had the roult
which nilgbt havo been expected?he
sturned to tho asylum, hopelessly mad,
iul died there Bomo years afterwards, to
lie very evident relief of his wifo andchilren.
Now, in human probability, these two
romen worked tho sequel to the fate of
licir husbands. Tiie one by her gentleness
oothed tho wounded spirit, and in seeking
3 bless him, sowed a full harvest of bleaings
And tho other! as truly did she " cast
or sped upon tho waters" and " truly did
he find it after many days." It was like
nAionnn/l TTt^fiQ lmrrr f??Mn<v rnr?fr nn/1
pringing till the de'adly treo cast its deLructivo
influence on thos'e poor wretches
rho sat beneath its branches.
Wear a Smile.?Which will you do.
ftiiloand make others happy, or bo crabbed
nd make everybody afotind you rfiiserafjlo ?
rou can lire atriong beautiful flowers rind
inging birds, or in the nitre,' surfotirided
y fogs and frogs". Which will you do?
iVear a pleasant countenance, let joy beam
rfyour ove, and lovo glow oh your forelead.
There is ho joy 60 great as that
fbich springs from a kind actor a pleasant
[ecd; and you rti?y feel it at nighty tfhon
on rt'.st, ami at morning, when you rise,
ind through the day when about jour daily
tfft. titcoMbs adVicF.
ll' there is, in society, any poor cVeatl'.ro
in 1110 form of a man whose vanity is so
open to flattery that a young woman cannot
treat him with natural, cordial politeness,
without his thinking that sho would
IiU to marry him, and his trying to ensuro
him, lot him think so, and trust to time and
circumstances for justice. Such men aro
of too little account in tho world to paff
for carrying a deceitful face, a:id despoiling
the intercourse of the young of its sweetest
charms. Ii" yon like the society of young
men, take no pains to conceal it but treat
them w'th frank cordiality. No true gentleman
among them will misconstruo you.
It is not. necessity for you to tell them that
y??u calculate to> live a maiden life. They
know you lie. It will not do to indicate to
any man of Penso that you do not like tho
attentions and r.olicty of gentlemen; for ho
knows better. He knows, at least, that
you ought to like them, and if you do no.t
there is something wrong about you. Don't
' - * * ' ' "
i-.o.kiv; ti.-icjuioii oi niiy kind. A man
who is frank and open hearted with you,
deserves to l>c met with a frauf; and open
heart; and in ninety eases in a hundred,
men will he honorable and manly with you,'
if you will lay aside suspicion and trust
them. If a man prove himself unworthy
of your confidence, you have your remedy,
t.'ut liini, or tell him what jou think of him,
and bring him upon his knees.
It is verv natural for voting women to
get in the habit of treating only those
young inen politely whom they happen, for
various reasons, to fancy. They " don't
care" what the majority of young men think
of them, provided they retain the good will
of their particular pets. They are whimsical,
and take no special and strong likes
and dislikes for the young men whom tlioV
meet. One is "perfectly hateful," and another
is "perfectly splendid,'* and so the?
proceed to make fools of themselves over
both parties. Now tbero is nothing upoti
which a young man is so sensitive as tliid
matter of being treated with polite consideration
by the young women of his acquaintance
; and I know of nothing wbicfi
will tend mora certainly to make a young
man hateful than to treat him as if he wer#
so. There is a multitude of yoting raefi
whoso Relf-rosnact is nnrfnV?/l
- J VUIWVI) (fliuoo rtlUUl"
lion is quickened, nnd whoso hearts afo
warmed with a genial fife, by those conald-1
orate recognitions on the pnrt of tieir female
acquaintances which assuro (hem that
they' have a position in the esteem of those
with whom they associate the sweetest Tiopcfl
and happiness of life.
MARtelSQ AT BAND05C.
The "local" of the Buffalo Republic l?ll?
tho fallowing very good 'un :
One of our Justices of the Poaoe wu
called yesterday afternoon to go to a Gef*
man house iu the city, and marry ti coupls.
Putting on a clean collar, and f>1a;clbg H
marriage certificate in his pocket, h'6 started
for tho festive scone. Arriving ?Vt the
' I i |
house, under the direction of a.blucrlegged
little boy, who pointed out the place, ha
knocked nnd went in. In the middle of the
floor stood a stout German girl, sorry and
plump, her blue eyes rolling otft tears ai
targe as unuer-pats. "What's the matter!"
said the sympathetic Justice.
"Matter," said the girl, "D'at Ootlerb)
wend off and wouldn't marry rife. Dat's
matter, aint it ?" The Justice eaid he sup'po?edit
was,and intimated ttia't lie had come
tomarry some one,and retfu'estod the ofdlady
to bring or 0-e larr-Vs to the sacrifice. Old
lady said "dare vas no Tabs?Ootleib ?? ran
off, and vill not rft'arry my Ratarma.1'?
"Well," said the Justice, "Gotleib isn't the
only man there is?send for some otfier
man to marry her." At tliis _ Kataifinrt's
face brightened ifp. a::d alia piar-tilnind?
" Yah, dat is goot?send for Hans." Hans
was sont for, but lio couldn't come. Wbeh
her messenger returned, Katarina determined
not to give it up so, saut, " Send mid
Shoseph.*' Shosl'pk was sirit for but he
couldn't bo found.
Katarina's heart fell at this news, and
theJustico was growing frdpatient. Just
then Ivatarina looked 6(it of the window*
and Raw a sljort rind th'icic young German
going by, wfien she rushed to the door and
hallooed?"Fritz! FritzP Fritd shortly
made his appearance at the door, when Katarina's
mother said, "Fritz, you lofs my
Katarina ?" Fritz nllomd he did, "more
as sauer kraut." "Then Btntid up here,"
thundered the Justice} and before Frits
CJjdld realise, his position, he was man and
wife, And Kntnrlna's arms were around his
ficck, and lief- lips pressed to life, she crying
between the calesthenics, "mine hatband?fnine
Fritz." Our duty at a correct
historian compels us to say that Fritz hugged
back as well as he knew how. The
Justice, with head erect, stepped smilingly
out, leaving the lovers to themselves, and
walked away meditatively, n holy cahjj
stealing all over ltis massive proportion*,
the consciousness of having done bis dirty
gleaming in his eye, and honor, hcrassly
and rectitude in bis footsteps.
A few days stace, a tordftflt youth with
his Mushing bride arrived at one of the
principal hotels in St. Louis, and the head
of tho family immediately regifctered hia
namo as " S. B. Jones and lady on a bridl9