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Editor ana Publisher.
' 1 "'' ' ' V THK ACTIIOS Cr "ALTOH LOCBS."
Thrcc fullers went railing cut into the West,
' 9 Out Into the West as the sun went down,
' Each thought of the woman who loved him the best
; ' 'And the children stood watching them out of the
'' '. town i
Formen must work, and wftmen must sweep,
, ' And there! little to earn, and many !o keep,
. 'r Though the harbor bar be moaning.
,- j Three wives sat up in the light-houie"tower
, And trimmed the lamps as the sun went down,
". ' And they looked at the squall, and they looked at the
I" i ' shower,
'i 4 And the rack It came rolling ep, rapjed and brown)
i But men mast werkan&waaMD ami wrap,
i Though storms be sudden, and waters deep,
And the harbor bar be moaning.
Three eorptes lay out on the shining sands
; ( If) the morning gleam as the tide went down,
, And the women are watching anjj wringing their
. For those that wU never come bark to the town ('
. For inerftnust work, arMt women must weep,
-And the sooner it's over, the sooner to sleep
And good bye to the bat and its moaning.
." ' ' ' Ffom the Western Journal.
" '.. THE BUD.
s w t
BV THE JUNIOR EDITOR.
'The bud of Spring by genial powers outspreading,
Blossoms at length with beauty and perfume,
But the frost blighls it, and its petals shedding,-
Its flower ie gone, its fruit is in its tomb.
So is it with the bud of teniler feeling,
It blossoms like a sweet and brilliant flower,
'' But when cold airs of freezing-temper stealing
Come o'er it, it is Wilted in an hour.
. ' III.
Yet stiU kind "Nature's always germinating,' '
For when one bud or impulse ii destroyed,'
' Out comes another, fresh and life c reating,
' To bloom, bear fiuit ami satisfy the void.
From Godev's Lady's Book.
t0n, THE ROMANCE OF A SECOND MARRIAGE.
' "Aib so, Ella, you think it is impossible
that there can be any romance in a second mar
riage?" And the speaker, a fair and gentle
looking woman, no longer young, but with a
'countenance whose placid , beauty Time could
not destroy, looked pleasantly into the bright
eyes- of the lovely girl who sat on a low ottoman
. "Not one particle of romaace, Aunt Hetty,
'either in the marriage itself, or in the hearts of
lthose who contract it. All freshness of feeling
'must be gone before such a thing can be thought
' fcf , and I believe a second' marriage is always a
iihere matter tithor of calculation or conveni
crtee." '"But even allowing the unfortunate individual
Whb ft second time enters ino the married stat,
U lisve lost his freshness of fcelinar, and to be
incapable of loving again wNh all the ardor of
his first love, may he not be twice lorni! And
may there not be as mnch romantic devotion to
mm in me neart 01 111s second p. inner as in uie
"Impossible, Aunt! A Tieart requires a he;irt,
nor will be satisfied with less than what it gives,
He would have only the shadow of !ve to ofler,
1.1 l. .1.. l P nA'u.
and therefore could not receive the s ubstance in
"And so poor Sidney, rich handson ie, nccom--plished,
as yon own him to be, has bee n rejected
" eimply because he has loved before? It is hard,
' indeed, if he must pass the'rest of his 1,'fe alone,
because ho had the misfortune to lose this object
of his first choice, to whom he was united w hen
little more than a boy. Dying, a she d'ul, in
less than a mouth from their marriage, th.it early
attachment must seem to him more like a pleas
ant dream than a reality."
"It is a dream to which he still cling s most
' fondly, aunt. I have seen him show far more
emotion when speaking of his dead wife, than
" he ever did in expressing his love for mo."
"And that emotion, Ella, should hav taught
you how deeply he can love, and the w orth of
" the heart you have thrown away. I fear you may
live to repent this foolish fancy,"
"" '.'Never, never, aunt. I could not love Mr.
Sidney; and I would sooner die than marfy one
I did not love. I respect nnd itecm him; biit I
will never accept a .livided heart Wic filled
' "' with the memory of a former affection. I shall
never love but once, and if I cannot receives in
; return the freshness of a first andonlj- devotion,
I will do as you have done, fold remain single.
"We shall see," replied her aunt, smiling,
though half a. "You know but little of
" life, yet, Ellal It tot one, shall not bo surpris ed
if after all this romance you eornmenco the
realitieoflifc by uniting yourself to a widovy
r with half a dozen of children, not half so at
tractive or interesting as George Sidney." 0
"Aunt Hetty!" commenced tiie girl, indignant.
ly; but she really loved her aunt dearly, and
meeting her now play full smile, tho angry flush
. upon Her cneek subside, teusraR shssarb
,4 tick from her fair brow, she confide! hereon.
.:...;d, cuVnii are too bad, aunt; I Will
Ro and talk to Fido; I realK" believe he has more
t imnnt limn Vflll. " And sho was soon bound-
ingthrough the garden with her favorite spaniel
by her aide. ' n . '
Ella Mason was the eldest daughter of wc.vlthy
. . . 1 . . T ...-.K. .....I inlltri'fttinnr
ana innu.ge. 1 - ' " H
fffi The pride of hor parents, and of the
lUth.S.uperinletvleahcr education, and
!h dol of hpr younger brother, and sisters, she
1110 luoiui i.u. jv j, ;..u....
.neuoreu irom IT "S,!
H0J, no taiw cros .. r. 7-
oSff l oiferand rel-
;ur Megin, wa. tho only one whose alien-
1.. ... .fill im nmiilpn lllt?Uii:iLll)Il.
iions sue naa ever encourajted.-tond this was but
from her ignorance pfl,,,.fM feelin toward
her. She esteemed lnm as a friend, almost as a
brother, but to think of him as a lover antl a
husband O iio! she would be no man's second
wile, nnd, with this firm resolve, she turned to
her birds and flowers, and dreamed of a future
as bright and cloudless as the past nnd present,
Jiut clouds were cratherinjr in her skv. iiltliniKrli
(she saw them not; and, bcloreslie had passed!
lier nineteenth summer, the sun of worldly pros-
perity was shining on her way no more. One
ot those sudden convulsions which sometimes
slmk. the commercial world, destroyed her
.--w ... miyiuiiwivvfui
) Z 7? ub-uuiui iioum pas.ea inio inc
hands of strangers, and lliejr found themselves
nore man mey could bear; and. but for Aunt
I rnm f t U .'.ilf. .11 t ? , .
liettv, av sister of Mrs. Afnsoii. whn hnrl
!,- , 7 , '. ,
their prosrferity and still clung to them m ad-
versify, they might? have sunk into hopeless
poverty. Hor cheering words rounsed, first the
parents, and then Ella, froin thoir stupor; and a
little exertion procured Mr.: Mason cicrkship,
wiuunwouiu secure tliem at least lrom absolute
want; while his daughter sought, and, byotlie as-
sistance of her friends, obtained,' a situation as
governessm tho family of a clergyman in a
I? w.-i n,ir:..w -ii 1
ir. was a sad trial to tho voting oni-I la knv
tho young girl to leave
so doarlv. and to eo out
thnon udinm .l. l.,.-n.i . 1 1 0 0 V . ;
uiose whom she loved so doarlv. and to tro out
among slraiurers; but she knew it to bo neces
sary, and encouraged by Aunt Hetty and sup
ported by the hope of contributing to the com
fort of her parents, she went cheerfullv. And.
though she wept long and bitterly through the
first nights passed awav from home, she became
gradually reconciled to the change, nnd, after a
lime, warmly atlaced tolhe little ones
cnurge and to the parents who had confided them
' ,u ,
ir. and JHrs. tyrant, into whoso fami v rIio
bad entered, were still young, and they soon
learned to regard Ella rather as a sister than a
,i-i .1 .1 , . , 0 , , , ., ;
wane, mat she was not at home. To the child-
Diiu Biiui;iiait;3 lurirui. lor a lime
... u. warm auec ion or an cu.er ms-
terv scarcely second to that bestowed upon her
o n, their mother li led a place 111 her heart
i .. . . .
...... ,a,,.cu K.n.i anu iiiouguuui as
her mother nnd Aunt Ifnttv vol
age as to render her intercourse nerfectlv fami
. - -. . - ....... , , j i-i ow ii.o. 1111 1 r 1 . j 1
liar and sisterlike; while to Mr. Grant, she soon
learned to look up as something almost more
than human. He was, indeed, a rare character
in purity of life and calm dienity of manner;
ljust what we imagine a minister of the gospel
siioiuu be, yet gentle and cuecriul, and, in the,
family circle, affectionately joining in every
plan that could give pleasure to the humblest
member of his household, with as much appar
ent interest as in the loftier duties which claimed
his first attention.
And here Ella, for the first lime, saw the
ucauties ot religion, and the charm which it can
. , .
cast over even the everyday transactions cf life,
ana was led to seek and lind a Darticination in
.. . . XT 1
us Diessings. Pso wonder that she loved tliose
who had been the means of leadinir her to a
happiness, of which, in the brightest days of
prosperity, she had never dreamed.
But, holy as seemed tho haiuiness of that little
household, it was nol destined to last. Mrs.
Grant's health, always delicate, began todccline;
and though no means were left untried which
the most devoted affection could suggest, she
ank, after many weeks of suffering into an early
' uui 0 iew nours oeiore ner aeaui, mat
rousing from a heavy slumber, or rather lethargy
mlo which she had lallen, she desired her child-
jren 10 te Drought to her. Ihcy soon gathered at
llPr Klfto til A irniiiinnGl n lmlir. rJ! tlv minltia l.l
side, the youngest, a babe of six months old.
tling in Ella's bosom; whilo next in age, a
jioveiy boy ot three years old, his father's image ;she had ever known before. And yet it was
jand namesake, clung round her, frightened by j rather feeling than thought, for of thought she
tho darkened room and the labored breathing of ! was just then scarcely capable; but the emotions
I hw dying parent. The others, old enough to un- 'awakened by what she had heard were too pow
dcrstand something of the scene, turned, sobbing, jerful for control, ami, leaning her head on the
to their father for the comfort which he sorely 'arm of the sofa where she was sitting, she wept
n eeded for himself. He drew them to their j bitterly.
mother's couch, and, takingthcir little hands in I From this indulgence of her feelino-s she was
hors, already cold and claromy with the dew of 'roused by the voice of Mr. Grant, inquiring in
llpnl ll film STtL-a o 1,111.1-' ti'nv1. nf Aim. ..! .' .1 .....
.. ,,..,. 1V,,T ..i u.us w. . ..,i.. 1
..n 1.1 : tM j r i-i 1 .
uau uk uiusMujf. men, inuiioning ior una 10
come closer to her side, she whispered, in tones
now scarcely audible
iromiseme uiai you will not leave tliem
I will never leave them never!" and bend-
1 .,, o -
inj her head over the infant in her arras, yieldad
to a lrcsii burst ot tears.
I am satisfied,",, murmured the sufferer,
faintlyt and her face was bright with a holy
faitli; God will tako care of them, nnj you will
not forsake them. Lift them up, Henry, that I
mav kiss them onoe more.
The father raised the oldest ones to receive
the parting embrace; hut the baby lay on Ella's
bosom, and, as she bent down to place itj'or ,un
instant in its mother's nru s, Mrs. Grant, raising
herslf with sudden energy, clasped both the
child aud her who held it to her breast.
"You will never leave it, Ella," she repeated;
you will never forsake my child?"
"Never, as I hope to meet you in a better
world!" answered the weeping girl.'
"God bless you, dearest, and give you
strength to perform your promise;" mid releas
ing her, she pressed her colj and quivering lips
upon her infant's brow, and sank buck exhausted
Uiit ( Amui husband's arms. 0
Ella hurried with the children to tho nursciy,
and returned to watch beside her dying friend.
A brief nariod closed hef earthly cxistencejbut
not till she had again, almost unconscious of
having done so before, asked aud received Ella's
promise neycr to leave her little ones while thoy
needed hor care. 0
And the vow made at tliat Bad hour of part-
l;11L, nni amn renewed as she stood beside that
coTd frfti'or her who had beenMo her a. a dear
Btcr, was la.thiully kept.
1 A year has passed since the death ot Mrs.
Grant, and Ella, or Miss Mason as every one
1 but iho children ca led her, was still the nresid-
of the bereaved family. ShiO had
n.or left tliem for a day, scarry for tn hour.
;.. ir.,,,, l,.t'r..rived hi. affairs, and
liur Jtuu, r '
he had more tlmn onee ?rge her to return' to a
home which, though e.s luxuruutt Un her
'former residence, was far more splendid than
the comparatively humblo one she ocounieJ.
But though the affection which .he boe her
eariy friends and her own dca family wai
neither changed nor lessened, she could not
leave what she felt to be her post of duty, nor
did she wish to do so. 1 J
I Mr. fJrant never ttrgl her to stay. lie had
alluded vjnlv once to his wife's request, and that
nnn nfior lir JnH.. 1
"I have nothincr to offer which miKmni
to remain," said he, "for my homo wilnot be
what it was when she was here. Yet you know
how much, how very much, my children, need
you; and if you can feci willing to stay for their
miKcs, ana mat or ner who asked it. 1 Da bn
. . . . ... ..
mow gralelul, and Uod will blcs. you for the
act." , . ,
Anoe.t assurance ot'th. sl.ere which
.,:e..A i.:. . r .1. .,
u, iiuii, uiiu irom mi lime 1110
subject was no more Qluded to. Indeect, very
little conversation took place between them, for
Mr. Grant now. seemed to shun the family
circle as carefully as he had once sought it The
greater portios of his time ws spent in rttiTe-
ment and study, and he appeared to have lost
all taste for social enjoyment since she, who had
brightened every sceno to him, had passed a-
I ' .
iuason bad taken, almost us a matter of
ti. j- ... . . ...
mi; wuuuj uirecuon or me-Household, uoa is aeiamed, tne cause of Christ suffers .
and ho fob i.n.!i..rM 1,11.. .1.:.. .'.., , ; . ... , , ,
saw his children well and happy, improving in cion, I cannot bear that a single shede shall fall
tlieir education; and, though he superintended a upon your name. Do not interrupt me," she
part of that education the general conduct of it continued, gathering energy as she proceeded;
was left to their fond aud efficient governess. "I know what you would say ; that even this
At first, she was simply teacher of the little consideration does not absolve me from my pro
ones; then, as Mrs. Grant's health gave way, imise. But I act as she would have me act to
one duly after another was assumed to relieve whom my word was given. Her first thought
the invalid, till, long before her death, she had was always for you; her first care to save von
under her direction the entire charrre of th .In.
!,ncst'c concerns, and, when that took place; she
Wniiaiiia r,,;r,.,i .1,. 1...1 1 , '
!real, head of the family,
1 Hut this was too rmanffnl n,l
rpinnin nlfnnrnthnr iinlicliil.nH r
-..Bww.. .....lumvu, uuu mijiurs, lor
smn limn in irriilnf in ir. d - .
. .v.. .ti uic vuiii. 1 chliuii oi
winch she was a member and Mr. Grant Pas-
jtor, began to. reach Miss Mason. She had al-
Wajs looked upon her minister us a being apart
trom tins world, one not to be spoken of lightly,
..-.i . . f.. J'
nor approached with even the shadow of disre.
spect; nor had a daily or comparatively familiar
intercourse with him ever removed this impres
sion from her mind. Words would fail to ex
press her grief and indignation at hearing, from
one whom slm hnd HpbitipH 'rrl) ;- v j,
name of this honored being had been coupled
with her own in light words and lighter jests,
and that his comparative seclusion from his peo
ple had been attributed to other' causes than
grief for the wife he so tenderly loved, so deep
"An nngel from heaven would not escap cen
sure from those who would sneak thus of TXT r.
Grant!" nlin nvnhiimnil iinnldn in .1..
...... uuuuiu IC31IUI11 LilC
expression of her indignation. "If ever there
I w:is hoino. nn om-il. i;r i.,.n
(5 " ... ..vo. hi. iniifiiL cnuiiuiliru
the closest scrutinv. it is his."
4tT hnv-P nn ilmiKf 11..VL- tvt:.tit h
! said her gratified informant, smiling malicious -
ly; "but others "
Utliers. she interrupted impatiently. "And
who knows Mr. Grant so well as I?"
"No one, certainly; but I was only going to
observe that, they would Bcarcelv think vmi n
disinterested witness." "
A withering reply rose to the lips of tho ex-
cited girl; but she felt that it was worse than
Useless to ptolong the conversation, and, sup-
pressing her feelings, directed it to another
channel; and the lady visitor, having succeeded
in the object of her call, and obtained franh m:..
terial for gossip, soon took her departi
:ing Ella to thoughts sad and acilated be
!. T.. ! .. .11 .
igilated beyond any
lui-cs 01 surunsc nnu concern.
. w . . -. . . ;
"My dear flliss Alason, what is the matter V jirora her father s embrace, and hid her face amid (Valuable to me than the undivided love of anoth
What has occurred 'to distress you?" its golden curls. cr!" .
She looked up in much agitation; but, t.00
1 highly excited to make any attempt at conceal-
incni, sue saia, 111 oroKcn tones,
"Mr. Grant, I must go home."
"Go home! you have had bad news from B.,
(hen. I urn verv sorr. Are vnnr mmni. iim
Or what is it that reouires vour nrpwiw.';"
"It is not that I am needed .at home; but I
cannot stay here any longer. Do not ask me
! whv." she-continried wcenimr. 'hu T mni
vmi " o
V . . -
"Lieave usw Go away altogether! Nay, then,
1 must ask you why. I must know what has
caused this sudden determination." .
And, seating himself beside her, he, after
tune, succeeded in drawing from her the tale
wnion naa liiiiuccu ooui ner emotion And the re-
solve sho had expressed.
The account was no less surprising to him
than it had been to herself, and causedscarcely
less pain; for he had never imagined that a wrong
construction could bo put upon tho seclusion
which his deep grief had induced. He sat for
some time in pained and gloomy silence, think
ing only of what ho had heard, and forgetful of
th effect it would eijei t jmj hj jjtfitie tssaifwrt
should it drive Ella from his house; till, drying
her tears, she said more calmly:
"It will bo better for me to tro home as soon
as possible, Mr. Grant. If you can procure
sojne one to lake my place"
"To take your place, Miss Mason!" htbsaid,
starting from his reverie. "I cannot believe
that you are serious. I cannot think that vou
will let un idle tale this1 deprive my children of
your care, ana turn tnem a second time mother
less upon the wrld."
"Do ml urge mo remain," sho replied, sadly;
"it is not righl fuome to stay, God only knows
how fearful a trial it will bo to leave you all;
yMl I must go."
"Aud whyf" ha asked. "I would willingij
make any saorifice to sava you from the puin
wlijidi has been so wantonly inflicted; but to go
away will not silence tha slander. Believe 1110,
tho ocst way will be utterly to disregard it, and
DECEMBER 25, 1851.
it must, ere long, clio of itself. If you IcaVe u,
you punish the innocent for the (ruifty, nnd what
would my little onei do without" vouP Yon
been a mother to them ince they lost their own
arid none could take your place as you have ta
"Let them eo with me, then," she aaid. the
tear ajrain (rushing from her eyes. "Let Anna
and Henry at least po with mo. The older ones
will hot mis my care to muoh; but give me An
na and Henry."
"You would take mv cluldreen from m. " h
said, reproachfully, "the only object which
bind mo to earth! Nol no! my littlo one shall
l' 1 -
never uo ioparatod from me but by death: and
if Tou leave them but I cannot think vmi will
c t x,-.-?tiU "u ' r'(
Itheir mriher5. hist ,nniiZ7Jnni
r... .. ... W,(5,TD " ' nunou, in
much emotion, "I had never thought to remindJ.iln.i
you of this; but Iam nlra limr for mv children ... .
n,t .1 :'i
""'t uiuci uiiiiMuurauun must give Way lo
their welfare. Did you not promise mv Anna
never to.forsako them.-' And can the wickedness
of others absolv e you from that vow?''
"I have thought of all this," she renlied. "and
were it the evil spoken of me alone. I would
boar it all, though their words were sharper than
1 ' "
iruws, sooner man lorsaice my irusi. jmtlhey
iare slandering you; and when the minister of
w. .. . 1
lrom sorrow or reproach; her greatest pride
your spotless, your' VKtcnded usefulness. Do
,-ou suppose she would wish you to remain with
her children at the expense of the?o? O not I
am confident she approves the course I am about
4 I . . I 1 .u. : 10
mivc, im miuwu iiic pain 11 cosis me. 11 you
...:n i ..i. u . .1.. i -u. '
iwi ici me mm; fiiaiKv ui tuc ciiuurcn,
and again her voice lost its firmness, and her
'countenance its composure, "if I am forced to
'break the letter of my promise, I will be trueto
its spirit; and God will not bring me into iudir.
1 . ' . .... f . . .. o
imeiii ior acting as 1 ocueve my auiy 10 mem, to
a e T 1. ! 1 . . .1
you, and to the dead, requires."
Mr. Grant listened in silence; and, as sho
concluded, and burying her face in her hands',
strove in vain to conceal her tears winch found
. ll r! . .-1 . Inltcnnn Vi n rlnndn.' I5.. I. ,. ' I
in a suDuuca lone:
"Your resolution is taken, then. It is useless
to say more. And when will you go."
"As soon as possible," she replied, without
looking up or removing the hands which con
cealed heir face.
With no f urtiior remark, ho left her: and El
la, finding herself alone, gave free vent to the
rri-t vlw. Ia.wI l...n
O '. llv UVCU ..,III1 IU ICSIIUIH,
I She was sobbing so bitterly, that she was not
',..o .!.., '.u. .:n .1..
ht ! . an, wiiu , as iit-ai .ici, till Bim leil
r.rrr-IP mr-irz-lod hv tho nl;
Lh.u i r,K: 5r ri:i.
'prise and symithy.
j . Henry, ner especial pet, had sprung upon
I the sofaj and throwing one little arm around her
neck, with the other drew away the curls which
fell over her face, while Albert and Emily the
elder children, caurdit each of tbrm u hand in
both of theirs, exclaiming, "Do not go away,
Aunt Ella! Do not leave us Aunt E la!" And
ilittle Anna, now almost two years old, was
struggling in her father's arms, ani crying, as
she strove to reach Ella, "Tako Annie, Aunt
lElla. take Annie!"
id you do this?" she said, renroach-
fully, as she tried to release herself from tiie
r 11 "1
children's embrace. It is cruel to add to my
uisiress. 11 ny uiu you urine: inem.
i fv 1 1 . r li .. . . ..
io uiu you ircwen, lie replied, "U you
will leave us." "
"No! no!". cried itenry, clasping bot arms
around her, "Annt Ella shan't go away!"
And Lmily, a warm-hearted, sensitive cliiU, jnauaover ner eye for a moment and then pla
ithrew herself across Ella's lap, and wept loud- j0.'"!? 'U!r ''is with something of a cliild
'ly. like confidence of former days, she said, thoiHi
j "I can bear this no longer,", she exclaimed, jncr tones were 'w nl tremulous, "Mr. Grant,
,and, cxtenlinz her arms, she received tho babv 'tha 'ealt and lowest place in wour heart is more
"Stay with us, Miss Mason," said Mr. Grant, 1
m tones that would falter, despite his self -con-
iiroi; my cluldren conaol live without you. i' or.,lt
their sakes, and that of her who confided them
... . . ,
j to you, stay with us."
' will, she answered, with a sudden resolve.
"You have conquered, Mr. Grtnt. I will not
leave vou, darlings. Dry your tears, Emily;
Aunt Ella will not go away. ' , 0 .
And, as she lnt to raise the sobbing child,
still lying in her lap, Mr. Grant's hand was
laid for an instant tenderly upon her head, and,
for the first time in his life, addressing her bv
that name, he uttered, feryenl'iy,, "God bless
a you, Ella! 0God forever bless you!" and turned
(hastily from the apartment, to conceal tho cino-
l011 lie could no longer repress.
Weeks and month rolled on. and the slander
oils reports which had so deeply pained Ella,
had, as Mr. Grant predicted, died of themselves.
nut mcir cuect upon her had not ceased. Oth-
ers might have forgotten them, but she could
not fonret; and a nervous dread nf their reniw.
al would, but for tho daterminalion with which
she turned from it, have made her verv misera
Alas, poor eirll the tiironv caused bv these
tules, and by the thought Uiat she must part with
him, had shown her, in the depths of that heart,
a feeling unsuspected by herself before, and
101 ecu ner, tnough wild bitter tears and self-up-biaiuiags,
to acknowledge that she loved Mr.
Grant as sho had loved no other as woman can
love but oner. - -
SI ie never dreamed of a return; she believed
that ho would never love again; and her only
thought was how to conquer, or at least disguise
her own deep affection. Yes, Ella Mason, once
so certain thut a second love, if it. existed, could
call forth no return; so positive that her heart
could only be given in exchange for one which
h.id en-hriacd no other iiauge,, iiuw loved, with
nil the warmth of her nature, the widowed hus-
rn I or her dearest friend. j -
"Yet not with earthly lows, Father! O, not
with eartldy lovel" she exclaimed often, as,
Z uV, rn,, m,d "treaming eyes,
sfie knelt before her v 1..
in MA .1 . . insurer
string " m Crlh O,
Z3S" this feeling, aij.me
their sUal . ""ure" "
"Will you return ta th mfW r:. i.:
when you are at leisure? I wish a few moment,
conversation with you." .
Startled at the reauest. ah
assent; and after seeing her little rl,f,r,r .
iciumru wiui ircmn in Iit.l. 1. ; 1
j ... . . .r -
where Mr. Grant owaited her. A the eiitcri
eu lie cirn f ararii ta tiU. 1 .j v .
unenaoa me, Mr. Grant! O no! Wh
aid you tlunk that you had offended (nc?'
I have fancied that you were less frank and
oordial in your manner, EUa, for
on have not talked to mo so mu,
mo so much nor so free-
ly as you onco did. and I f.r,( r 1
Knew not how. crieved nr r.;n.i it'
forgive me." . . ' . . ' '
"Never at any time or in any way, Mr Grant,
li 1 had iriven von ii fil.;,.b .1 u i. t .... '
I 1, s . " w, it l x WHO
should ask your forgiveness. I have been dull,
perhaps, for I am not altogether well, and, for
the first time in mvlife.m so?!.".
but offense in your house I never had cause for,
and, I do assure you, never thought of."
"It is well," he said musingly. 1 am glad it
And a silence of some moments ensued, which
to Ella seemed interminable, yet which she did
not dare to break. At length Mr. Grant rose
and commenced Walking the room; and, gather-.'
ing courage, she too, left her seat, saying:
'If you have nothing more to say to me, I will
No, Ella, sit down again. I have much ir!
say to you much which I scarce lr
to begin." Then taking her hand in his, as she
still stood where his words had arrested her, he
said, "Let me come to the point at once. You"
have long been as a mother to my children; Ella
will you be my wife."
He paused; but Ella Cni lid not nnanfOf. 1...
heart throbbed so that she could
-1. . 1 o . i ,
o... uiiu ujjuh me soia ana covered her face
with her hands. He sat down beside her and
gently strove to soothe her agitation.
"It is but a little while Ella," he said, "since
I deemed it imnrmniM tn l-w ,-.-
ted Anna. At the time when you spoke of leav
ing us, I was indignant at the idea of another
ever taking her place. Even now it is birt a
first place in a widowed heart that I can offpr
you; one that will never lose the memory of his
early love. Yet I love you fondly Ella better
than aught else on. earth, and if you will be
mine w.ll strive earnestly to make vou haDuv "
t'.rn fii !i-.. "i t . . rrJ.
oun, r.ua was sueni; ana witen lie spoke ng-ain
lis voice exhibited much emotion:
"I fear I have pained you," he said; "I ouht
to have remembered that you were still too
young to give your heart's" first warmth of lovp
to one who has so little to give you in exchange.
f orgive me rua. 11 you cannot love me, at
least forgive my folly. I will leave you now,"
"Stay," she murmcrcd; but so faintly, that,
in his agitation, he did not hear it, and kid left
her side, when, raising her head, she exclaimel
more clearly, "stay, I implore you. If I hesi
tated," sho continued, rapidly, as he returned,
his usually calm countenance imtcli agitated
"If I hesitated, it was from no doubt of my own
feelings, ljut of yours. Do you, indeed, love
J "Do yon doubt it?" he replied, almost Indig
; nantly. "Why should I profess a love I did not
jfeel? Do you think I would deceive you El
la?" "No! O no! I am sure you would not! And
J'1'1 cannot realize it seems like a dream
tllat 'u should We me." She pressed her
"Ella! dear Ellal" he said, as, overpowered
,bY simple acknowledgment, he clasped
- r in ins arms, -as mncn as t can now love
anything on es:Ui I love you. 1 ou will be mine
III I'l'l 1 ...
1 mi u, iji ai i am no longer aionu.
j No answering words were needed now; for,
in that hour of joy, spirit communed with spirit
j and each felt how deeply and sincerely the uth
"Ella," said Aunt Hetty, with a quiet smile,
afttr the first congratulations were over, and
when the bidal party having somewhat subsi
ded, she and her neice were conversing a little
apart, "George Sydney was married again last
"I am glad to hear it," replied 'Mrs, Grant
smiling and blushing as she met her aunt's
significant look, and recollected her own words
in relation to second marriages. "1 hope he
may ue very nappy.
Happy! But are youonot sorry for his wife?
Js.not a second marriage always a matter either
of calculation or convenience? Must not everv
siark of romance or freshness of feelinsr be ex
tinguished before such a thing can be thought
of? Dues pet a heart rciiairc w-" ' -
"Aunt Hetty! Aunt Hetty!" Interrupted her
neiee, in some confusion, "pray do not bring up
all the nonsense of my girlhood egaimt tne. 1
was very silly then." ,
.."And have grown Wiser ntw, under the aus
pices of Mr. Grant.- Ah, Ella, was not I a true
prophetess, dear?" : "
To some esfrnt you were, dear aunt.- I
have riven my whole heart In exchange fc- a
second love, and 1 am more than satisfied; but
there efe very few men like Mr. Grant, and
please do not tell hint how foolish f used to
Whether you are r-lavintf on thfratan or the
world, your cluxacUr should be welt Pressed.
Good broadcloth is alwnvs received with &
inile, though covering a rascal while linscy
woolsny is rather run upon, though it covers a
VOL 2-NO 17
FRANCE AWD ITAtf v ,
A letter from Rome, dated Octolicr 2J, yif
''I, vents at France, tho pott fortnight, hnre'
caused a slronge sensation in Rome.- It 1ms)
been ?id that not a atofte - caa fall 'in .ri
Which s hot felt in Italy; an I the saying i. verV
viimuuhu r uv. iu iar mm liramj iaa 1.
ustat this present writing. Ort the mtin--
depend. , that of the present order of thim
m the PomifieaW.- Remove the 9,000 French--men
whdhdld Rome, and ,Piu IX. wilt be irf
full flight for Gaeta in twelve hour. Reouh-
cjln,'!"n . in the Eternal Clijy, it
:"T. Tine vsicini. ii mdiiTa1 l...i . 1.
as fiercely a ever in its Wrmr.,1 foh. fj
nUshxteioGcriiW"1 Tlier. sr.
no conservatives here there are nrf trjB'oft,.
there is nrmi,ldWfr.. AIj 6,he
treme we;ht wjKcme left-flbsolutista, or
reds. , ThT ihaut dotilt, a strong repub
bean orgaiffi; ft here, hnd it dnl v anr.-.ii.
to demonslrSXc itself. Correspo'r.deiTce with
t.ondon is consUint and actil-e; A letter frowi
Maziim, yesterdays ay: . "All gde. well. I
would not have the vecent
otlier than they are."- The fesigriatioti of the
renMi ministry would scetri to be tiewed as
avoidable by these men. At all veriu, almost
any charge is viewed by tlicrd with hdpW pre-"
cisel v aa is viewed by tlm P pn!l his str-' ,
ters with apprehension." " " -rr
EotrcTlox ix im Ajt The foiiowinv
are b few suggestions thrown oift for the benefit
of those who are entrusted with the delicate task
of teaching the young military idea to do torae
thing more than shoot, which Was1 formerly hia
Sole aecotrtplishrrient.- , . - .'
If fourteen pounds make' one it one, how many
stones will make one stone wall2 ,
If fire yards make a Pole, wh.d i iho. Woht
of a Hungarian? . ...
If a certain number of hogsheads make a roW;
is it possible, with any Quantity of bird eye.td
make a cigar? .. . , ; -1 . ' . j ;
If the eartli takes twenty-four hours to go
round the sun, how many houfs will it take for
a son to get round ail angry father? ,
Reduce pounds to shillingi, by billiard, bran
dy -and-water and eigars. :. . v.
it seventy-two words are required m common
law to make a sheet, how is it that 4ue word will
sometimos make a wet blanket; when a favor ie
a day by dyeing, and spend it all; what doea it
cost each man to live? Punch. ,.. , . . - -.7
The speech of Bishon Hmrhes at New Tt'ork:
ridiculing and denouncing Kossuth, it causing
quite a stir amonsr the German Catholics in thia
city, and, coming as it does with the announce-'
ment of his having been niade a cardinal, inerea-'
ses the opposition niade to his promotion. (f
Covetocsssss Poit i in CD. Artjcles of provis
ions were once caiiea ior ip go uown tne Mis
sissippi to a missionary station; A certain man
subscribed two bushels of wheat. When, the
time came to carry it to the boat, he thought one
bushel was as much as he oiight to give, and it
all would give even that, it would amount to a
great deal. He measured back one half, and
left it on his barn floor. On his return, he found
that his best cow had broken into the bam, and
ate most of what was left, and had died in conse
quence. V? ithliolding Here tended to poverty;
. . -- 1 .; 1 .'.'; ' '
A countryman once brought a piece of board
to an artist, with the request that he would!
raiiil upon it St: Christopher, as large as life.
'But, returned the artist, that board is much tod
small for that purpose. The countryman Wki
ed perplexed at this unexpected discovery: v
'That's a bad job,' said he; 'but lobkee'; sir.
ye can let his feet hang down over the edge of
the board!' . .
A Ho!f tv Mops. The New Orleans Pica
yune of the 19th ult., givej the following account
01 iioney moon ana lis results: . '!',"
"Dorothea Walker was vesterdav charced hv
her husband;-Adolphe Walker,, who lived at
No. 115 St. Peter street, with having duYinjr'
a four week' marriage, quarreled with him,
threatened his life, burnt him' with a hot iron,
stabbed hint iii the cheek, aiid beat and kicked'
him. A warrant was issued. ' If the laW don't
take hold cf that woman, then there are not
A Tact Wire. With a true wife, the, liuw
ba;id's faults should be a secret.' ' A 'womatjTor-"'
gets what is due to herself, when she coiMMrends'
to that refuge of wcakedness, a female confidante.
A wife s bosom should bo the tomb-' ot , her
husband's failings, and his character" far .more
valuable in ner estimation than Lit life. It this
be not the case, " she pollutes her marriaipA
. : O
VOW. .-:t ii
The Paixriks. The followirV is a . tost
given at a i'miler hupper in Indiana:
"the Printer -In tepenJ'iat as a' wood saw
yer proud as Luoifer poor aY Job's turkey
..1 4 K - : r: ..... i . e :... .
n.o jicisuuii.K-ui.iuii 01 inicuigcnce , 1
There is a proposition before the South
Una Legislature to elect presidential electors by
the" pvupiu. - ; "-, '. j
Evil spirits exist, and dwoll
They desire in them, urge to action, and both."
pioi ana eoiurive an tne means to the eomntissioit
S3" Why is a n.usical ins(run"ien lik
opeusear Because t is often sounded.
K few years since, at the k-U-br4ion ef our
uatioisal anniversary, a poor pedlar who was!
present, being called ujxm for a toast, offereJ
the following: ' .; . :
"Here is a healh to poverty; it sticks to a
maa when all other friends dt-sert hiia.".. ;
Sruieo. The Steamer Mayflower rrrfntlV
made the trip from Cleveland to Buffdo in ten'
hours nnd five minutes, twenty-eight minutes'
sooner than the fastest time ever puule bvfoVe.
ft "" '
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