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file earthly treasures upon which we leaned)
That from the fleeting things which lie aroilhd
ns,
thir clinging hearts should be forever weaned.
thev have parsed from ua?all our broad rn?s
eeMtiuna:
Ships, whose white tails flung wide passed dis
Uut shares;
Land? who-e rieb harvests nailed in the glad
sunshine;
Silver and gold, and all our hoarded atone. 1
And, dearer far the pleasant hetue where gath
ered
Our loved and loving round the biasing hearth, j
Where In mo red age on the ?oft cushions rented,
Atid ehildhood played about in frolic mirth.
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Let us he cheerful S The same sky o'er arches?
huff ruin lall? on the eril and the good;
On narrow wall?, and threugh our humbler
dwelling
< o/ la glorious sunshine pour* aa ru h a tlaod.
I Our Ufr Is not In all t hew? brief possessions;
10ur home is not in any pleasant spait t
ViIgriufe **pl*e wigere we bi t* journey ui.w.rd,
i.untenud with ibr portion of our Im,.
"t b mgid t '??*," Ac.
HARRY ASHHELDS RIVAL.
BY FIUXCl? KKMlllAW hahrs.
"Congratulate me, Tom. I'm the
happiest follow on earth!" etrlaiined
J lurry Aehfield, bin taee radiant with
iMuiles, um be accn>tcd bin friend Tom
llenly.
"I'm delighted to see you so happy,
old fellow ! Hut. tell me ; what bus
made you so ?" said Tom.
"Why, there in but one thing that can
make fl maa mi happy?a woman's love!
I've won the heart, the first pure love of
the sweetest girl in the world. Lilly
liny wood ho? promised to be mine."
"Well, you arc blessed, if that i.? ho.
For Miss Hay wood ia very lovely, and .
I'm von (id cut you will be very happy
with her. Hut I don't know about your !
being the first one who has ever made an
impression on her heart," aaid Tom. j
"I do. Why, man, the just from school.
This is her first Heason in society, and
I've been near her all ?hc time. Oh, I
tdiould not be so happy otherwise. I
I could not be satisfied?in feet, I would
not want to win a heart in which love
for another had ever lived."
"Oh, that in all nonsense. I'm not po
exacting. Because a girl hat loved once,
that's no reason she should not get over it,
und love all the more another. But did
you never hear Miss Haywoad speak of
her very dear friend Will. Fulton?" paid
Tom.
"No, never. Why, what about him ?
Hurry asked, a frown gathering on his
fine face.
"Oh, nothing." Tom said, a comical
smile playing about his lips.
"I know there is something. And,
Tom, I'd like to know what it is V
"Tush, man! Now you're Jealous and
uneasy without good cause. But I'll tell
\ you, for fear you may imagine something
really of account. Will. Fulton was a
friend, und n Very dear1 ?H?; of Miss Hay
wood, when alle was Iii HchBul: t know
they cufrcspohdeit f?r a long while { in
Utoed, I was under the impression they
still did. I remember hearing Mist Hay
wood tell a young lady friend that she
did not believe it would be possible for
her to love any one more than she did
Willie Fulton."
"You heard her say that? How
strange auy youug lady should make Unit
declaration so openly !" said Harry:
"WeiI, perhaps she did not know I was
Id bearing distance. I certainly heard
her lay it. But I feel quite sure, Harry,
if she has promised to be yours, she
knows now that it is possible lor her to
love some one more ; and you may rest
easy ; she loves yott truly. But, dear
me, it is nine o'clocki I'm due at the
office now. tiood-niornlng,"
The smile* were all gone from Harry's
face then, and his steps not mar so light
Us fifteen minutes before. Somehow the
sky did not seem so blue, or the sou to
shine so brightly, as before he met Tom.
"She should have told ine uf this,'' he
thought. Then he would try to console
hiiuulf by saying, "But she did n?u
know me then. Why should I worry?"
Still he could m it feel ho very huppy a*
he did. But he tried hard to seem so,
when he met Lilly thut evening. Ouly
the night before he had won her promise
to be his; und really he felt ashamed to
let auv jealous thoughts, or doubts, steal
in and cloud the first days of their en*
*ag<-iiiciit.
A few day* ulcer the above cuiiV4*rS*?'
ihm, Lilly was making a call on her
friend Kate l(abto:i. Lilly hud confi
ded tri Kate her secret. Aller the Usual
??ouurntiilutioiis, kisses and tears, Kate
-ad.
"Hut oh, Lilly dear, you'll have to be
0 careful. Ilarty is awfully jealous.
He'll not let voll Im even polite to any
other man, or love anybody but himself.
Perhaps your mother and father a little
bit. Now my lover is .?o diili-renf. Tom
Henly has such perfiet confidence in me,
1 could not make him jealous if I tried.
Hut that is not it. Confidence has noth
ing to do with it ; it is nature. I don't
siip)Mise Harry ein help it."
"If it is Hurry's nature, bo must try
-ttul change it, and have iicrfect confidence
in me. I should he miserable, if I felt 1
was Wing watched nil the time by a
jealous eye. I'll cure him. I guess."
The next evening Harry sat l?e*>idc
Lilly, holding her hand in bis, when his
eye fell on a very lienutinil little ring.
"Who gave you that, Lilly?" *.e asked.
"A friend," she answered, with a pro
voking smile.
Quickly he drew it off, and glancing
inside, r?id the the itiseriptbin, "With
the love of W. P."
Oh, how his heart was rent with jealous
pangs then!
I There was no longer a doubt of the
truth of Tom Henly's wird?.
"I wish you would send this ring back
to tho donor, TA!1y. 1 dont think you
should want to keep it now."
"Indeed I shall not, Harry. How
very unreasonable fer you to ask such a
thing!" Lilly said. Taking the ring
from him, she returned it to her finger.
??Who is W. F. Lilly V* Parry mdtod,
with a very decided expression of anger
on his face.
??An old and dear friend, Harry."
"A first love, I suppose, and one who
probab'y shares your heart with me oven
now," Harry ainwered, getting up and
striding up and down the. floor.
"Harry when you asked mc to be yours,
told mc you loved mc, and received my
assurance of a returned love, you should
have feit sur? that t was not deeming
you. If another possessed my heart, t
coillo1 dot have told you it was your*/'
Lilly said gravely.
"Then why do yottiwlah to wear Will
Fultttu's ringT* H&y said angrily.
A look of equal surprise and inquiry
Jiiily beet Oil her ldyer; and then asked:
"Are you so jealous that you would
ntlt have me bear any regard?"
"You may call it what you chooee,
Lilly: I think .it is your duty to acqui
esce In my wishes; at least, in not con
tinuing to wear the ring of a former
lover!"
Lilly's ,ey?s changed their look of
anxiety to one of real merriment then,
and she said, after a ftiw moments:
"Well, Harry, I'll promise this much
?act to wear Willie's ring until you give
me permission; but I cannot send it back.
In return, you nlmll premise tu have no
more fits of jealousy. You must have
perfect confidence in me, or we can never
lie happy. You must feel sure that I
love you, or else we had better part now,
than in after daVs."
Harry begged for forgiveness, and
promised alt Lilly wished; aud so, for the
time, all clouds were chased away.
Weckt passed on, nothing taking place
to mar the happiness of Harry until, one
evening, Lilly's fu the name hi, and hand
ing her a letter, said:
"Here, Lilly, *h!a is frojfc your old friend
Willie, 1 think, Itaelt from Europe, I
suppose."
A glad smile broke cV?.\r Lilly's face, a
darb ifowtt over ll'arry^'
Closely he watched her unmistakable
look of pleasure as she read the closely
written pages. At length she had finish
ed, aud turning to Harry, was about to
?ay somethiug, when his angry face caused
her to stop suddenly, and with a look of
real anxiety, to ask :
"What is the matter, Harry ?"
Up lie started, an once before, and
paced with angry strides the floor. At
length, stopping before her, he said :
"Will you allow roc to read your
friend's letter?"
"No, Harry, I cannot. I would not
ask such a thing from you. I will read
you much of it, however."
"Thank you, Miss Hay wood. I saw the
concluding line, which, no doubt, b the.
tenor of the whole. Aud the woman who
can receive with pleasure a letter ending,
'Ever your own,' from any other than
the one to whom she is betrothed, is un
worthy the love and confidence of any
man. I wish you much happiness, and
at the same time give you my full per
mission to return to your finger the ring
belonging to the writer of that letter.
The reminder of my own folly you can
just east into the fire." And before Lilly
could recover from her surprise, the hall
door closed on his retiring steps.
Well, if he is not the most jealous per
son I ever did see! What shall I do?
Write and explain, and try to make htm
Ichs miserable ? No; I'll let him take hit
own course. I fear I should never he
happy if we should be united," Lilly
said, wiping the tears from her eyes.
The next day he came not, as she hoped.
And after several days had passed, she
heard that he had left town?gone with
out a word of parting.
The establishment in which Harry was
a clerk wanted some one to travel on
business connected with the firm. 80
Harry was asked if he would like to go.
And willingly he agreed.
"I'll banish her from my heart," he said.
"And this change will help me."
Tom Henlylearned through Kate Rai*
?ton of the trouble between Lilly and
her lover, and feeling a little uneasy
about the part bo bad bad in tue mutter,
having im told Hurry about Willie
Fulton, he went to aas Lilly, and explain
ed to her the fint cause of Harry's
jealousy.
"It all comes of my miserable habit of
getting up a joke, never thinking of the
connequcnceV said Tom dolefully.
"Never mind. He deserves to suffer
for his want of confidence. Do not move
a step in the matter. Wait until bit re
turn to his senses," said Lilly.
Harry, miserable enough, went travel
ling from city to city until he reached
P-, where he met one of hie own
schoolmates, who immediately fastened
upon him, and regardless of all excuses,
carried him to his own home.
That night a party of merry girls were
in the parlors, and Harry, in an adjoin
ittg room, just finishing bis toilet, heard
the hated name, "Willie Fultoo." When
his friend came to accompany and intro
duce him to the young ladies, much to
his surprise, Harry asked tU he excused.
Amazed, the young man insisted oa
knowing the reason of the strange coo*
duct, when Harry answered:
"There is a person in tbsre thai I de
test, and do not wish to meet."
"Who?" inquired his friend, In cur
prise.
"That fellow Fulton!" replied Harry.
"Why, George Fulton is one of the best
fellows I know."
" Tis not him, but the other, Willie
Fulton. Look here, Charley, I'll tell you
just the whole story in a few words; and
then, if vou ?ay go meet my rival, air
right?I'll do it."
?So poor Harry told his story, not feel
ing well pleased that, during the narra
tion of which, his friend Charley seemed
a deal m*re amused .than sympathising.
At the conclusion Hurry asked :
"Now do you want me to go in?"
"Indeed I do, and claim the fulfillment
of your promise to do. Come! I insist;
or I'll go bring Will aud the girls in
here," said Charley.
Harry suffered himself to be drawn
into the parlor, where ho was presented
to half a dozen beautiful girls, CJoorgc
Fulton, and two other young gentlemen.
From the piano came sounds of soft
music, m-companicd by one of the sweetest
voices Harry had ever heard, t>oou after
his entrance the song was ended, and the
singer turned, when Charley introduced
Mr. Ashfield to Miss Willie Fulton.
I think Harry would have fallen to
the floor, so completely was he bewilder
ed, had not the strong arm of Charley
supported him.
Willie knew the story of Harry's
jealousy, having only the day before re
ceived a long tetter from Lilly, telling of
the way Willie's name had deceived him
and made him so miserable.
Almost ai much surprised as Harry was
Willie, to meet the lover of her dearest
friend. However, quickly recovering
herself, she soon placed Harry very much
at ease, and in half an hour they were
talking of Lilly; and before the evening
was over, Harry had confided to Willie
his trouble, and begged her intercession
to win for kirn Lilly's forgiveness.
Lilly sat, a few evenings after, feeling
very sad, wondering and wavering.
Would Harry come hack ? Or should
?he write and tell him the truth ? Just
then, in the dim twilight, she beheld,
standing in the door, the object of her
thoughts.
He started toward her, end then hesi
tating, asked:
"Dare I en mo, Lilly T May I come?
Oh, I have had a severe lesson, and suf
fered enough. De forgive, end take me
back!"
"Harry, my heart pleads frith yott, yet
I fear tu listen tu either," Lilly said, put
tiug up her band*, as if to keep him baek.
"Lilly, darling I shall ajaver doubt
again," he said.
"What baa banished yottf doubt?,
Harry?" Lillyask'ed.
"An acquaintance with my suppoird
rival."
"Yea, Lilly, bare I am, to plead with and
for him," Willie said, coming forward,
and stopping any further remonstrance
or chfdings from Lilly by almost smoth
ering her with kisses, and theo going on
tossy:
"After nil, Lilly, you cannot wonder
so much at Harry's misgiving. What
with any name, so vary misguiding, and
other circumstances, I think 1 might
have felt jnst as bo did."
"Particularly if one wbom you thought
your friend applied the match in fuel ?I?
reedy for the burning," amid Tom Henly,
entering the room just then, and hearing
Willie's plea for poor Henry, concluded
it with his own,
"Am I forgiven, Lilly T"
"Yes, Harry, and fnlly e*ejefcfted< In
the future we shall have neitherconceal -
menu nor doubts," Lilly answered, smil
ing, and happy again, to
"Or iovee with deceiving names,"
Willie added, with a man? glanceto
ward Harry, who was too happy then
not to join a laugh even at bis own ex
pense.
.?I? I mm -~
Dxmcchatio Policy.?Mr. BelmmV,
Chairman of the Natiorml J>errwcrau.
Committee, went to Washington last week
end held a consultation with the Deaio- .
cratic members of Congress upon the pol
icy of the party with regard to the presi
dential election. Upon a comparison of
views it was the unanimous opinion that
the Democracy should under all circum
stances preserve their party organisation
intact; that they should hold aloof from
the Cincinnati Convention of Conserva
tive Republicans; and that it would bo
best to defer ell action with regard to e
National Convention until the Conserva
tive Republicans shell have taken their
position and shown their hand. This ap
pears to us to be the proper courts under
existing circumstances.?Savannah Re
publican.
A gentleman was describing to Doug
las Jcrrold the story of hia courtship and
marriage?how his wife had bean brought
up in a convent and was on the pnint of
taking the veil when hia presence burst
upon her enraptured sight and she ac
cepted him as her husband. Jerrold lis
tened to tho end of the story, and then
quietly remarked. "She simply thought
you better than nun.**
I know of no greater compliment that
can be paid to a man or a woman than
to say they are pleasant to have in the
house. There are many very clever,
good people who stay in our houses, and
still we hear the door* close up
on them, and their footsteps die away,
without one particle of sadness or regret.
They are not disagreeable people?very
far from it; but they radiate no sunshine, ,
no life.
A little girl in New York recently
celebrated bar fourth birthday by attend
ing Sabbath-School. When the recita
tion* of the clam were finished, the teach
er asked her if she could repeat some little
verse the had learned. She promptly re
plied that the could, and astonished the
dam by the following:
"Mary had a little lamb
She laid it on the chel f;
Every time it wagged its toil,
You knew ho*? '?s yourself.

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