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She sat beside the window
And gazed into the night
Her spirit just as deary
Just as devoid of light.
The earth, in darkness shrouded,
Seemed blended with the sky;
And silence reigned about her
No friend, nor foe was nigh.
o But she, the pale, sad watcher,
Hid there from mortal view,
Reached out among the shadows,
As dying people do;
And on the soft, Spring breezes
Went up a mournful cry:
"Here, in the darkness, Father,
I droop, I faint, I die!
"While reigns Thy blest abundance
About, below, above,
My soul is starving, dying
For sympathy and love!"
God help thee, joyless creature,
And bring to thee, some day
The light of an affection
That fadeth not away!
Ah, me! how very many
Walk through this life in night,
And find, oh! never, never,
The love that bringeth light!
How many pale lips utter
A like despairing moan:
My soul is starving, dying
Here in the gloom alone!"
"What's that you say, Hayden? The
Bolton Bank broke? It can't be possible!"
And Frederick Wells, who had been re
clining in one chair, with his feet resting
on the back of another, the very picture I
of indolent enjoyment, sprang to his feet,
tipping over his chair, and sending the
cigar he was smoking into the further
end of the room.
"Yes it is; it is here in the paper as
you can see for yourself But what is it 4
to you? Did you have anything invested t
there?" I
"No; but Miss Neal had-w hich
amounts to about the same thing,"
An air of intemne chagrin overspread t
his handsome, though rather effeminate k
features, as he read the paragraph to t
which his companion pointed.
"Confound it!" he muttered, "it's always J
my luck to have my dish tipped over just
when it's full! Though I must say, if it's t
got to come, that I'm glad it happened f
the month before, rather than the month a
after our marriage," t
Charles Hayden, a young man whose t
features, though less regularly formed, 0
were expressive of far more manliness
and goodness of heart, gazed at the n
speaker with an air of undisguised as- I
"Why so, Wells? you surely didn't seek b
the hand of Miss Neal simply for her v
money?" b
"Well, no: I can't say that She is a
most lovely and charming woman; and if
it really cuts me to the heart to give her a
up. But then I'm too poor to afford such
a luxury. And Miss Neal can no more'
afford to marry a poor man than Ia poor u
girL So we're about even."
"And have you no thought for the pain i
that your desertion will inflict upon the
heart you have won?" said Hayden, in a i
tone of suppressed indignation.
"Softly, my dear fellow," said Wells,
who had resumed his former comfortable o
position, and was solacing himself with a o
fresh cigar; "I hardly think that it will £c
be any esuch desperate affair to Miss NIeal,
as you suppose. Indeed, I've thought tI
several times of late, that had it not been I
for her foolishly high idea of the binding
nature of such a promise, she would have U
broken the engagement herself."
"And knowing this, you would have 2
held her to its fulfillment"
"Not being sufficiently disinterested to a
refuse the gift of fifty thousand dollars, U
I rather think I should."
"You are not worthy of a pure, true- h
hearted oman, like Ellen Neall" was tahe h
indignant response. T
"Then so much the better for her, that I
I should leave her to be appropriated by be
some one that is--ou, for instancel It
striknes me that you used to be somewhat w
interested in that quarter; now is the o0
time, old fellow, for you to go in and
win." t
Charles Haylen scarcely felt or heard jo
the covert sneer in these words, so much fo
was be engrossed by the new-born hope tb
that had sprung up in his heart, and hi
made its pulses beat so quickly and
"So you are to be married next month,
my dear?" said Mr. Thornly to his ward,
Ellen Neal.
"Yes, I believe so," was the rather in
different reply.
Mr. Thornly studied his ward's face for
a moment with his keen eyes.
"I don't believe you care two straws
for Frederick Wells."
"Oh! not as bad as that, guardy," said
Ellen, with a faint smile; "though I have
sometimes feared that I don't give him
the affection that he deserves. He seems
to be very strongly attached to me."
"Humphi my opinion of Frederick
Wells is, that he is too much in love with
his own handsome face to be very much
attached to any woman."
"You are too severe. Any way, I have
promised, and cannot. break my word."
"Oh, no, certainly not; far better break
your heart."
"I don't believe I've got any," was the
laughing rejoinder. "If I have, I've
never been able to discover it. Never
fear for me, guardy; I daresay I shall be
as happy with Frederick as with any i
Yet. in spite of these lightly spoken
! words, there rose up before her mental I
vision one with whom she knew she could
be far happier. But, even if she had been t
I. free to choose, how did she know that he
would choose her? True, she had some
times foncied--but what right had she to
indulge in such fancies?
ºe When Mr. Thornly reached his office,
" e found Frederick Wells waiting to see t
him; who accosted him with an air of in
g constraint, not to say embarrassment, not 't
.e at all remarkable, when we consider the c
t, awkward errand on which he came.
e "I heard of Miss Neal's misfortune last
r evening, sir; and I assure you with deep t
"Miss Neal's misfortune? what the
it duece d'ye mean?" said the old gentleman, a
a gruffly, with whom the young man was, tl
by no means, a favorite. -
b "Why the failure of the Bolton Bank, o
to be sure," Mr. Wells responded quickly o
3 the suspicion entering his mind that the -
e shrewd old lawyer was trying to "dodge it
o the question."
"Oh, ah, yes, I think I do understand it
a you. Well, what of it?" al
t "Only this, sir, that, deeply as I regret p
a the necessity, the high regard I cherish
i for your ward, and the knowlekge that I
S shall be unable, at least for some years, t
to offer her such a home as she is accus
e tomed to and merits, demand the sunder
ing of our engagement."
"That is to say, in plain English, that «
my ward having lost her fortune, Mr. w
- Wells no longer desires to marry her." i
In spite of all his efforts, Mr. Wells felt cm
his cheeks tingle beneath the quiet scorn ei
r in the eyes that rested upon his coun- T
"You put it rather harshly," he said,
forcing a smile; "but we won't quarrel :i
about terms." fo
"Very good. All I have to say is, that w
what you are pleased to term Miss Neal's di
misfortune, promises to be the best thing ni
that could happen to her. Good morn- tr
ing." if
When Mr. Thornly saw his ward again is
in the evening, his countenance wore a cc
curious expression. M
"I have important news for you, Ellen; SI
one portion of it rather bad, but the th
other so good as to more than make up gl
I for it. Indeed, as I told a certain young N
man this morning, I consider it the best TI
thing that could possibly happen to you. cc
First, for the bad: the bank in which your wi
money was invested has gone up, and jo
wont probable pay two cents on a dollar. d
Now for the good: in consequence of this, as
Mr. Frederick Wells called to express his al
regrets, that he must relinquish the hon- a
or and happiness of. making you his
wife." in
"Is itpossirle"exclaimed Elen. '"How th
have I been deceived in him. I thought se
he loved me for myself alone. Oh, Mr. r
Thornly, how thankful I ought to be that TI
I have discovered how false his heart is
before it was too late." foi
"Mr. Hayden is in the parlor, and ta
wants to mse Miss Ellen," msaid a srvant, we
opening the door. of
Ellen entered the parlor in rather per
turbedstate of mind; much as she re- do
joiced at her escape, she could not but wI
feel deeply gristved at this discovery of no
the unworthiness of him whom she had Iof
hitherto estemed o hiably astooABm of
id reproach herself that she could not love
him as he deserved.
Mr. Hayden's mind was also much dis
h, turbed, though from a very different
d cause.
It was in vain that the young gentle
s- man tried to recall the neat little speech,
that he had conned over on his way to
)r the house, as is usual in such cases, it
completely vanished from his mind as
's soon as he found himself in the presence
of the lady, for whose benefit it was in
d tended.
re At last, making a desperate efort, he
n broke the rather embarrassing silence, by
is saying:
"My dear Miss Neal, I have heard of
k your loss of fortune, and cannot express
h what a great burthen it lifted from my ,
h heart. I was so truly rejoiced as to quite
e Here, startled by the indignant aston
ishment depicted upon Ellen's counten
k ance, the poor fellow stammered, and then
e "Sir-Mr. Hayden," faltered Ellen,
e deeply wounded at the language so differ
r ent from what she had anticipated, "I am
e at a loss to understand why you should
9 rejoice over my misfortune."
"Dear one, I know it is very selfish in
1 me, and yet I was never so happy in my c
I life as when I learned that I might, with
I out being accused of unworthy motives, a
I tell you what a precious privilege I should I
e deem it to cherish and care for you, as
man cherishes and cares for the dearest
object of his love."
The sudden revolution of feeling caused a
by these words, ,sent warm, happy tears a
to Ellen's eyea
"I thank Heaven for the reverse of for
tune that has given me the rich treasure c
of your love," she murmured, as she laid c
her hand softly in his.
Half an hour later, they were receiving c
the congratulations, the warm approval
of Ellen's guardian. a
The old gentlemen listened silently, o
and with evident enjoyment to the plans 0
they laid for the future.
"I'm sorry to spoil your pretty romance g
of 'Love in a Cottage,' and all that sort I
of thing," he said, "but the fact is, Ellen li
-though, as I told you, your fortune tos It
invested in the Bolton bank-I happened P
to withdraw the money the week before fr
it failed. But don't be down-hearted oi
about it, my young friends; you'll find o1
plenty of people who will gladly relieve
you of its burthen. If you can't dispose I
of it in any other way, you might donate
t to found a 'mission school' for the 'Fee- tg
gee Mermaids,' or some other equally ce
as practicable missionary enterprise." fe
We can't say as to whether our young
couple followed this suggestion, but this ,
we know, that throughout her long and of
happy married life, Ellen often had oc- to
casion to bless the fortunate blunder that P'
enabled her to discern between "TH1Er
Taus HAnT, AND THE FaIS." p
Tam SUPrsI m COURT has, it is now posi- P1
:ively announced, decided-five against P<
four judges-that the Legal Tender Act
was constitutional; that is, reversing the at
decision of the court last year, which de- am
nied the applicability of the act to con- as
tracts made before its passage. Of course
if constitutional with regard to these, itq
is afortiori constitutional with regard to
contracts made since its passsage. Judges
Miller, Swayne, IDavis, Bradley, and ht
Strong are msaid to form the majority
the Chief Justice, whose health we are w
glad to say is nearly restored-and Judges 1
Nelson, Cliford, and Field dissenting. be
There will be two opinions published, of i
course, but not till December. The act
will now be sustained by the same ma
jority-that is, one-which in the former
decision overruled it, and it is certainly Fi
as ridiculous to allow one man to mulct th
all the creditors in the oountry in Febru
, 1802, of from twenty-five to fifty per a
L of their dues, and shake confdence o
in all contracts, and reverse a decision of mi
the Supreme Court, as to allow one man th
set aside the construction placed by Con
gress on a clause of the Constitution.~
The present action is to be deplored: th
1. Because this sudden reversal of a Ar
former judgment, which had been ma- th
turely considered afterlfll argument, will
weaken popular respect for all decisions a
of the Court, includan; this last one. r
. Becanase the value of a judgment clh
does not depend on thennmber ofat judges
who coscur in i-judges being weighd,
not eounte, and becausem the arearing s
of a esuse in consequenee of the number hs
of judges having been inereassi is pscu- ma
ve liirly, and for obvious reasons, objection
able, where the number is dependentyon
is- the will of the very body whose acts the
aut C3ort has to review, and which in this
very case it is reviewing.
Le- 3. Because the judges who have been
bh, added to the bench since the former de
to cision are men who were at the bar when
it that decision was rendered, and were in
as terested professionally and personally in
a having a different dicision. We do not
mean to insinuate that this has affected
" their judgment, but we do say that it is
not enough for a judge to be pure; he
is must be likewise above suspicion; that is,
y be must not only be honest, but must
give no man any reason for thinking him
otherwise than h onest.-The Nation.
The tomb of Moses is unknown; but
the traveller slakes his thirst at the well
n Jacob. The gorgeous palace of the wisest
and wealthiest of monarchs, with'cedar,
3, and the gold, and ivory, and even the
- great Temple of Jerusalem, hallowed by I
the visible glory of the Deity himself, are
n gone; but Solomon's reservoirs are as
d perfect as ever. Of the ancient architect
ure of the Holy City, not one stone is left t
n upon another, but the Pool of 'Bethasida
commands the pilgrim's reverence, at the -
y present day. The columns of Persepolis
are mouldering into dust; but its cistern
, and aqueducts remain to challenge our
d admiration. The golden house of Nero
a is a mass of ruins, but the Aqua Claudia 2
4 still pours into Rome its limpid stream.
The Temple of Sun, at Tadmore, in the a
wilderness, has fallen, but its fountain
I sparkles in its rays, as when thousands
s of worshippers thronged its lofty colon
nades. It may be that London will '
share the fate of Babylon, and nothing
be left, to mark it, save mounds of
e crumbling brickwork. The Thames will
I continue to flow as it does now. And if
any work of art should rise over the deep
ocean, time, we may well believe, that t it
will be neither a palace nor a temple, but
1 some vast aqueduct or reservoir; and if
any name should flash through the mitt a
of antiquity, it would probably be that
of the man, who in hisday, sought the -
happiness of his fellow men, rather than
glory, and linked his memory to some
B great work of national utility or benevo
t lence. This is the true glory which out
lives all others, and shines with undying
lustre from generation to generation, im
parting to works some of its own immor
tality, and in some degree rescuing them bi
from the ruin which overtakes the
t ordinary monument of historical tradition
or mere magnificence.
There are many people who believe
that Friday is an unlucky day. It has -
certainly proved so to the French, as a
few facts will demonstrate. It was at
1:50 p. m., on Friday, July 15, 1870,that
the Corps Leg of France declared
war against Prusis, with the approval 28
of the people, and with the approval of
the people, and with M. Thiers alone
protesting against the madness of the
popular laclamations. On the next
Friday the Emperor of the French pre
pared to leave for the front, after a re
,ption of the Chambers, at which tie
President, in an address, threw the rea
ponsibility of the war on Prussis On
the next Friday, the 29th, Napoleon,
having arrived at Metz on the previous
afternoon took command of the army,
amid the enthusiastic cheering, vivas,
and other loyal demonstrations of his
troops, established his imperial head- NE
quarteris and issued his proclamation to
the army, closing with the words: "The
eyes of the auniverse are upon you.
Uponour success depends the fate of
hberty and civilization." In the next
week the solitary victory of Saarbruck
was followed by the disasters of Weis
senburg and Woerth. On Friday, the
19a, thei bombardment of etrasuourg
began. On the next Friday, the Prince
imperial was hurried away to a place of
tF, and on Friday, September 2d,
Sedan surrendered, Napoleon's imperial
power was broken, and the empire was
disolved. On Friday, the 18th, the
French Provisional government raised Mt
the blockade of .the German porte On
Friday, September 23d, Tonlcapitulatd,
and on Friday, the 28th of October,the
!people of Pars were stunned by the frst
odicaal anmoneement of their greatest~
misfortune-the surrender of Mets, al
though it had taken laeon Wedne
day, and was pvao ~ known in En
l and d Ameri. Friays, also
oook place the battles of Longueville,
the sortie of Imine from Mets, and the
rt battle before Paris, in each of which
the French were desated. As it all
thesa were not enogh to makse the
French believe that yFrida is indeed a
rfatal day er them, the terms for the r- D.
resnaderof their ptal itself were eec
aluded on Frid,, January 27th. None
can refrain fm hoping, adds, the Pitt
aburgh Commercial, that the fall of Paris
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