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RAVENNA, WEDIESDAYV NOVEMBER 3, 1852.
WHOLE r-NO. 383.
BY SAIttTJEt HARRIS, Jr. : '
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Ono year, p?Bbl9 ilhln mi mouths, , , . . m flO
Ou year, pajrabl. Oer the expiratios tt tix month . .
Ouef (ritlllaf Uaosplralion, - -j-aiM
TTj3 rrafnOT itt'ke dlsrontinned o'rilH all arrearages are
paid, e.Wt it Ui4 option of the publisliur. . . . .i..;
!iPle;Ivy and the Oak.
; A taU oat ctood on the nountaiB side, .
lp Qia mifbl of Its lonlly power,
And soft aim round it gentry played,
And tie tempest dark-Ad loe$
TA aiike, (ho breeze, nor the aiigry blast:
lUU pVWUTW Dltfk UU) HW, r Iff H
It out tossod its arms, aUw storm went t, - '',-''H
In Ita glorious autiestr -i!';'f'
DUAL. - - ' 't
wnaunig iiu iwtvij hvkvib kubik grew, . ,
v-i Bat a craoefotTiDetts tendrils lung,
Ana toe stout oaK teoKeaon tneivy men,
ir" As U dwelt In beamy neat; i."'t
-"" "iFercllane-td the oafc-It may loTe to dwell '-j
- 'Willi me who am lonely bero., t jniUw
e f 1 ilctlt ellngftoj me when the torto'n t wild 'Jjjjf
ir r Sweeps by on its fearful patli; 4'.t f jwfc'rH
4 ; Let It ding to me when fte tempest drear '""J
Is abroad in power ni wrath" , (uH
But a zephyr woo'dtlie lair yoang vine t-i..(m.fC
j. On i bright and sunny inorn,i"t , ;:;'-"
And Its pretty iondrlU the (fry shook, ..'STw
.V" As rt;looked-on the,'oalc..wKh scorn, .nrf-n
At length thro came an-il hoar, .;.!.
. . An hoar f os and fiair ; f ,smltwM
' And ths raoHUtain surge swept near; - ' . t :'i
' ; Thij oat stood tap tat tto own'proud strongth,
As the ware'rashed midiy byj !
t alas for the pretty ivj -ino, .. .
Atone it had passed awayi: v?
Ben Bolt's Kepiy. :
!7Ah! ysi I remember UuUnnrilewlUidulight: "'i
i Sweo Alice, so tuortehed and dealt, .foutr
I wok liar lorla grave In-tite pale hour of night; "iif",J.
g Aotrheii4ka tdjrt.witM :' ;' '' . " j
And there whuaYthe heart I o'er burden'd with woes
; Iwtoidtjr ahd mnse all arrehs, ' t"'
f And islig for i&siime; when' rliy held shall upoSi"-
VU Wawi8ojtotwto1l?l!m6.'' '.
(. ' ;v,-' " . f.ttl. ft- tsi'VUM
1 roatn thro h wood wharc.-so Joyns ws stray odr. f
And-ocliiti the graerl sonny Mil; A4u.
All tilings are' tSSt brtght hi Ojanrjaotirijl glads,
'"'But'niy hari" is all loriftiy and chill.'
w The handhal so fondly Iprossjd thpn in mine. .
?And thaiifS fiat wire 5riemSi& loyfc '' W
. j- .f; rRU I mect.wltii, soDt Alioe.abod; ? ijO
:ri- All well lTomomior the schofrl-hoiiss and broosv ;
p.iAnd thi raast'-v so kind and true,1 ttttV'iX
' i :'Thu wild bloomircjr flowers in the cool, shady nook
I. SOTragrant wltli weensi and aewV":"' " - "
- JJut I wcp not for thos3ttho' so dear to toy boart, W
Sor the friends that hare left us alono aiA
Tho bosom will heave and the tear drop swill sUrJ ,
i," por rjWe Aliee"fcos liader the stone."' 1-i " '"
!!riI3.HA.rjPY"aHSTrAK.Ej ' '
'ik-.4 n s :.; iiR th'Tc .
; r:fotvriits 6f. a' poor '5o'tTSir
-?.Y.'S'"! .rt ..J-ij.H. Mil viii-B -l.U o ut
Porkiuajvas tlie merchvit' wife.rt Mr-Lot. Ptiif
hin was Uionght to be ; great Ical mote wealthy
than be really was, nnd Mrs; Lot Perkins held Uer
he& gteei deal higher in-pciety than tie rght
(J have dMe4 The3f Jt4dw,,Tfiit6ei
years of ae, who waSaaftfoutJa iter jn8ui,-ABd
whose blushes were bwght W the perWrfier'ivaftd
whose charmiug cad were given.herin rdtara for
a eertaiu sum which sheliarl paid to the hair drcasai1.
Arabella Perkias was not so beautiful as her rcoth
ju, ta4 flfter guired;i'bit'.h(a: fether'a supposed
wealth g4-e paSeing glw .tc iher;ieture8, mid
' Im is)iikett.4anoi iteortitkSi.to tiik
; Thero in:tlre
merchant's hoft.TchoW--'; It waa Maria PerkrnB, a
poor' 'cousin th faughtertf Abe merehaa'ts '- de
ceased brother- Bhtt was yemialder than- Ara
bellabut ernalkria statltre j nior youtlifuLIn bxpt
peaxance,i and : raote''tron:priniple.:i;!She
was :everiiml,'erer'eBtiev'SJWtbJ a sweet mil
almost contimialry rest'mg'upon iier feitares, ex
cepf, indeed, when she met with chillyihaiiihness
ahdurikindiiesfroTii tlidsi abouther. .And,: alas!
-thhtaheraet towtf8n.i'Haf,,osfti6h'iij th mcii
" nd in oneieape(6howibVeh-bewitl'kttehen
took, for fjevlaher fttlt.a4 hard, kitd received no
W-Y (oj i excepthef board ajid-thcscaotloth
iog ha,, WQrend eve thilaUe article fjlie got
but Secoijd-liaiKlqiLfor ah, wad obliged wearjth
.cast-of"filptiiBgpf Arahelja.';. ."jUt'.fm-J U
e4. the Qpimditk 9t suited silkdfess-.voaiieaK nz
7 it -oyer ft yrsilfj Ufteir you get through your
7r;, Itt'irjH nBd"jtnjch cleaning, saa'aniiV cetutiued
JUwgu$w the greavmep6ta and grease-
marka.: . i.Jiii &Mi(Pi)ii 'o ft;: -f::t
h "6?01 eaQ-Clean itj r and indeed,! lihinkyou
'"- jeughttob$-jseiyjpatelsjl4br it, it any iate;:;-'Tisn't
.many girls ft your humble positaoa that can have
: I am grateful for ally ci.kiddne83iH: said the
i fair girl, with a smile. - - - ... -
. ..vis 5n fact, the' 6irfr'iut p&fiilV bitttther'e'ras
, .aliearaifcbiinterianee did not 'enow, nor
,; leit IrfBpeak; iTHer father and mothei' had both
?beelli4 aWay1 frbar 'earth, ;M1whe'h her uncle
; liad take h' fterwitri'pennfteSB; cteereibre; ' sne
fejt'grateftt!; 'and when 6orror for'the Tjakindfies's
shc soBtetinteB 'rnet sprang iip-in her bfiso'mV" fete
would drive it back if posle.'.hut hide it from
others at any rate., , ,. ;
l rnolherl" exclaimed Arabella, BprSiaing
1" into the room just as Maria, took the dress," "what
. shall I uo f Jjucen Jllilburn nas arriveu, aiid tath
'er says h wiM callTieratnis week." Jfy new dress
' 'rntbS firiisned before "He calls. '") .-."'
clare, Bells, Ve must Tie 'up 'and moving.. When
oa arewifc-:'f ; j;"
""O, "mother' yon'r!--Maria, "go "out of tlie
roornV'""'""' 5'-,i-';; -s
; Te ftrr coucin turned at this imperious com-'
' mand, and left theapartment; What might, un
der othdr "circumstances, have caused her a thrill
of anguish, proved a relief to her now, for. the
mention of Lucien Milburn's name had produced a
strage emotion- fn KeVsoufi Md'she gladly "elnbrac
ed the opportunity thus afforded her of hiding it
from her proud relations -..t: - -.1 . -. r
" This Mibiirn was yoitng man; whoso father
had.Jyears before, boen'a business partner with Mr.
Perkins but he had some time before, moved to
Pfew Orleans, where' he had amassed considerable
wealth. Between the two parents there had been
a sort of agreeable understanding that Arabella,
when she was old enough, should be Lucien's wife;
and during the time that Mr. Milburn lived in New
Orleans, the subject was often mentioned between
the two friends. U When the latter died, which was
about a year pervious to the opening of our story,
and left the whole'of his'vast wealth to his son, Mr.
Perkins corresponded 'occasionally -with Lucien,
nd the subject-' the marriag&still remained a
theme'bf the correspondKice;' so that, at the pres
ent" time,' though Ihe -young peopla had not Been
each other for yearsj yet tlie parents df) Arabella
looked upon her as just about the same as betroth
ed to the wealthy heuf!J m ,i -io . : "!- h-.m
vwf 'Father says Lucien will send us word when he
intends to ealtjsaid Arabella aa soon bs Maria
had left the room,' nd she had letovered from the
shock her Benailsili tie hail received by her mother's
hastyspeecbaoq iein-i.Ti s-yeti tJ" 4
!'ffCertainJyicwilL!'rreturned mama; "but, per
haps, he -.may be at the party :to night. ) If: Mrs
Longworth knows he is in towa she will certainly
invite hitas'f You must lis up:for it, at all events,
Now, my daugiiter, you1 must keep i a mind, the
value of the-prizd you have toiwin. .n Lucien Mil
burn is a husband not to be met with .often, and
you must study put his weak points and flatter them.
I l'yoi manage properly,you have nothing to fear."
, Let mfe alone for that," said Arabella, with a
toss of her' curl-ladened head. .-.'rir
-- And thus, for' an hour, did the; mother and dano-h-
ter plan, together r tha corisummation of their
bjecfc-thel trapping of the-rich young husband;
4itd wheni-theyvJuljourned, ihey looked upon the
matter jih securely vfixed.;-...Arrabclla studied lan
guishing positions, and with a large mirror before
'Itfrrv she!tudjed any. number of smiles that she
-had Jearned to call, at will to her countenance.--.
She went through a new course of steps and shut
tles, .and practiced assiduously the latest fashiona
ble 6cntenees -ehe had learned from the French.
The ;most difficult task however, was- to decide
upon the exact ta'kttn she, should introduce when
Lucienshould ?pop the qnestiQn.'.'J J3ut even. this
.all-important .point wasat length settled,! and the
jBonteaaaitrej, A iMMttfi !;";i i t-..?s-.ri!i-;,s
v That;yening Mr..,and ;Jttrs.7:Lot Perkins and
then-; daughter wont,, to- Mrs-.Longworth'a party,
and Maria-waa left at work upon a new satin dress
for Arabella, with directions to remain in the large
.parlor and answer, the call of the door-bell. ; She
remained undisturbed at -her work until after nine
jq'jClockj bufe at ,b3Bgth, ;tlie door-bell was rung,
iTha Bopsuin,js.gathring the rich fabric up
tp lay it aside, wliea -he hfiard. the steps of one of
he kitchen girls in tho hll, and ere she could gain
th.paslor goor, it was thrown open, and a young
eilemannterjed.,,., 9.ft t! ,(f ;. . ;l r . : ,
..'lMiorkiuii,!Lbeliev'et?--saitl the stranger, in
a, v(ccJi;)i:of ,richne,ss auc afiabla.asei .
n.,;4yM;ra!' ftHPeVlwcprisciQusly fell ffom.Ma-
p'HmM i ni it ij-T' m'if--.. t :
2 f ? VSffJ&mefy , Jliiburn," ;cpn,tinued4lie.new $om.
cr ivith ainile, ''and if I am not mistaken, cir
ciunstanoes have tendered us fur from strangers
iq each other.'!,,, . -., : - ; ' -
0j A fl thns spokcx;ho.took, a seat; but,in a mo
ment morpjjss Marina sweet face was turned full
upon him, ha-started up and gazed earnestly into
thetfair gu-l's features... . , i ;s v, x. it, .
"What!" he exclaimed. "I cannot be mistak
en, Have, we Splayed together when children"
4,;f'yeri"4murmured Maria s;,v
rr,"Vo.u,once.came,vrth your mother. and spent a
long ttuieiatour house in tire city, years ago, when
we; weoth hiughing, spotting ,beingsrflt, 'l-:
-iif! yiSir'nsweredv Maria, .striving, hard ,to
kgeo backtho Btrage erpotions. that raged iu her
lS0ffl-ji3i. ; aiii in mu4 wri iia.'f viii'e
;ytiige4;jatl sliquld have. forgotten a circum
ptas( thM npWrpf6es?-flo,v.idly Jaek to me,"
utte4Lueien-Milburr'.j(inqejnore sinking into
lua seatjibutthfli busines ,tifr active, -manhood
make sad havoc among the memories of childhood.
Yet, Miss j?flrkins. when, we can sometimes call
up-fo mind thouc" scenes of innocence und guile
lessaqss, .they come with aiCalnj, soothing influ
ence over. ,tlie soul; ...Doyou, not somatimes live
in the past!" --.. -..liL :...-:::-. ,
Yes, sir," returned Maria, while "a bright tear
glistened on her dark lashes. "Sometimes I feel
that all of joy is in the past; but, still, the present
is kind, for it leads us-to the future, -and the future
holds out to us the? bright torch 'of hope.'- 4
3"'You are right," uttered the 'young man, with
his eyes .fastened in beaming admiration upon the
blushing girl before him. "You are right.' Hopes
aire ever ristngy and though some' of them may be
vfaWs -lights, yetf'iour present' happiness clings to
them for support. God grant that some &f our
wetest-hepeiay-en3 ta'fruitiob. no
i Maria was almost astonished at -the presence of
the powerthat Biistaihed hervahd "ere long Bhe be
came'.so.absotbedby the -mystic charm of circum
stances, y the 'words"of herfcora-pahiOn, ind by
-tiia;'in8vierin-ssihthe-fit' that tliey ibntuF m her
own soul, that she fell into a conversation as easy
and untrammelled as though she had been talkins
'As' ffilVbcI ' Ifiticlf' eleveni 'Mr." Milburn took
Ins naWarbSeWdepOTt.'' Y'", Ui"':
'Ii 'Misy Perltinsp he Mf, iri'a" tone made stran'o-e-ly
soft by'sorrie' fnWSrd feeling, ""it has been long
years aince'I have' passed two hours so pleasantly
asthos'rriat Have jdst''fledf b'ut;l trast, they may
not be tiie laat.:' Hope-thatndhe iri which we all
must live-telfs me they are but the precursors of
many and happier ones to follow."
Maria stood for a moment where Lucien had left
her, and then, as she heard I113 departing footsteps
upon the side walk, she sank upon the sofa; and
buried her face in herhandsV '! uji.-
"Indeed!" she murmured, as she ttt length arose,
and moved towards the place where lay her work,.
"what a bright, and yet a cruel dream is this!
'Two hours of happiness,' he said.- Yes they have
been happy; but for me they can bring no more.".
''' It was in vain that she endeavored to sew, for
her eyes were filled with tears, and her hands
trembled. At length her relations returned, and
Arabella's first movement, as she entered the par
lor, was to see how her dress progressed "'; '- j
"Well, I declare!" she exclaimed, "what a lazy
good-for-nothing you must have been.-" Just look
at that, mother, nothalf done." iu ' " ' '
j "What on earth have you been doing, Marial"
sharply asked Mrs. Perkins." "I expected you
would have had this all finished to-night, and I
have a great mind to make you sit lip and do it now.
I don't wonder you cry about it. ; Anybody ought
to cry to be sb negligent as you have been."
l 4tPerhaps she isn't well," suggested Mr. Per
kins, as he noticed Maria's pain-marked counte
nance.' 11 ' - -i' ' 'ur A ;
'"Then yon can go to bed now," added the un
feeling woman; ? but this must be finished before
noon to-mdrrow . Doyou understand?"- "
"Yes, ma'am." returned the poor girl; and with
a busting heart she hurried from the room, ';!''M
Little sleep -visited the pillow f of Maria ' that
night.'-" The circumstances of the evening whirled
through her brain until her head itched; bat still,
a soft stream of sunlight would now and then break
across her path: The soft, sweet words.-of hhn
who had' sat with' -her a few- hours fbeforiP 'etill
sounded in her ears;' but suddenryriike" the crashT
irig" of a temple, that source of comfort was thrown
down.- -v -v-ii b-'-i.', :c . ,!.: -.-i': rL.
1 "He has mistaken me for my cousin!" snfe wild
ly uttered to herself, and sank sobbing upon the
couch. " ' i? ' i ' ' ''" '
' Thai night, Mr. Perkins- held a long consulta
tion with his wife, the amount of which was that
young Milburn must' be secured as means of
propping up the father-4n-laws Mr; Lot Perkihe
was upon the stormy sea of pecuniary difficulty,
arid he wanted the' aid 'of Milburn 'purse'. ' He
hesitated not at the barriet that strict hohestf im
posed but reckless of moral consequences he laid
his plans. '- "' l! i-'i l'J Ji- r' i'-
-. "Welli Lucien," said Henry Forrest,.,on the
next morning, after the visit above mentioned, as
they met at the hotel, "did you make y our. intend
ed visit last night!'",,,.-,' .,.3s,., . ,..,:. .,( '
Henry Forrest had .been a school-fellow, with
Lucien,. and the confidence of former years was
mutually extended by each-to the pther as soon as
they had met on the return of the latter from the
South.:. , - ... - . '
'Yes, Harry," returned Lucien, with a joyous
beaming smile. --.r-. . M ...
1 "And did you sec Miss Perkins?"
"Yes." . . ,-. : ,. U , i. M 1 ,
: "Well, and what is your opinion?",,,; ..vi
"She is an angel."'; ,,; : , , . ; - , ' i. .!.,-.
"What do you mean by that Harry?"
"Are you, in earnest Lucien?," -srr
"To be sure I am." "
"Then ! eive vou iov of vour discovery. You
have found out what no one else has ever done."
" What do you mcanl" ' .';"; '' '
"You say Miss Perkins is an angel!". " "
"Yes." ; ' ' ' Ji l '"' ' ' " c; "T" t :
"And she suits your taste? " That is, she comes
lip to your beau ideal, of a woman!"
' ' "Yes." '-
"Then I have nothing to say."
"Yes; but you shall say it, though. Now tell
me what you mean." j" - , "
"You will be offended, Lucien."
"No, Harry. Go-on." ' 1
"Well, then, the lady in question has the name
of being any thing but tin angel. ' She borrows
her beauty from the rouge-cup, has dull leaden
eyes, is ignorant, has a heart as head as a flint,' is
proud and overbearing, ind ready to jump for the
first rich husband she can catch." . '
"O, how base is the slander ! " Paint! Harry , I
saw her rich color go and come last "night," like
the sunset-clouds of heaven. ' Ignorant f She' ha!s
a" mind overrunning with the richest 'gems 'of
thought-' Heard-hearted say you? By heavens!
"Harry, she has a heart as tender as a babe's.
Proud! No, no; ' she is as meek and mud as the
petted lamb, and gentle as the dove.' And I can
tell you more than that. I found in her one whom
my heart has held in secret for years the laugh
ing innocent playmate for a month when we were
but children." ."-- ' . . .
"Then you or myself must be wonderfully mis
taken," said Henry, with a puzzled look.
"You are "wonderfully mistaken." ' But tell me,
Harry, how could you have formed such a set of
will opinions?" ... . "" ', u '; .'
"Partly by observation," and partly by report of
others.'" ' . 7 ' ' ' , ' 7 ' .' '7 ' .'
"The report of others is good for nothing; but
tell me of your own observations." '. ' ' '. ': J
"Well; first I don't like the color of her hair.
That's beginning at the head." . 7 ' '"s
J' Wbyj man her hair is as pure sis refined gold."
" .f'Then she's' colored ft .Then I don't like tlie
hatchet-look of her face.'.' , ' ' , 7 ' ' ;
"Her face! why it is the very acme of ' barmo-
-,. j v.. . .- f-.i.i 'ui; --: ... .1,:
nious perfection: j . ., . , ,
''Then I dont like her tall"' girafTe-like figure,"
. 'Why, bless my soul, Harry, are you. crazy?
She is a perfect mooel in her form. not over five
feet two, and graceful as the wild gazelle.' "'
?'WeIl, Lu., either you or I are blind. I suppose
you will marry the girl." . . . .., u - ., .
' "I intendto."" v' "' ""' ';' "
. . "Then Ihope you will find out that I am mis
taken." . ' , 'L,: .v V ; ,
,'; .''I know I shall. . The girl is industrious, too,
for I found her -sewing last evening." ' f
"Sewing!" . . J: . ' . "
. "Yes." ' ' -.:'! :' '
"Then it was to trap you." . .
"No; for she did not know that I was" coming.
I told Mr'. Perkins I would send word before I
called; and I took her unawares last evening on
purpose' to read her before she should prepare for
the occasion."''.' ' ' " '"' ".'' " :
."By tne way,' muttered Henry, half to himself,
"Mr.. Lohgworth'8 party came off last'night, and
I was there. '. At' what time did you call at Per-
Aiu a; ; . ' , .
'',. "At nine, and stopped tilt eleven." ' ' ' ' ," " 1
"EgaA Lu., I have made a mistake cried young
Forrest, Twinging his hands together with a vigor
ous slap. " " -"'"' '
"Of course you have;" but how could you have
made so wild a onel" ""J ' "
, " Simply by mistakieg the person." j
. "How is tliat!" 7 ; " " .
" "There are two Misses Perkins. I had my mind
on the lather one." "
"Aha!" laugKed Lucien, feeling greatly reliev
ed.. . .' - .' . . " ' , -'
.."Ha-ha-a-a-ha!" laughed Henry, with a comical
look of roguery stealing over his features.' ' " .
. "j meant AroSeZZa Parkins," said Lucien. ' '.''
. "pii you call hot Arabella last evening?" . '
,..fNo. I wasn't s6familiar."'" '"' . ' ' "'
Henry Jurn'ed away to hide1 the jpgue-imp that
danced in ,his eyes, and 'shortly 'afterwards the
, - " , ' - '- ...-J:ist j
breakfast bell rang.
During the day Lucien called upon several of
thosa who had been friends of fas father, and once
or twice it was whisperednhis ear that" Mr. Lot
jerkins .was 'on Jhe' ljrink 'of 'jDankruptcy' J&ne
man assured himlliat "he 'saw one "'of the mer-'
chant's notes onChange for sale. .. Thougli these
things had but little effect upon the young man's
mind, its far as the real' worth 'of t)ie daughter was
concerned, yet they couid not $ut throw him into
a thoughtful mood, and, at length, he began to
wonaer, ll it vyere possiuie ujat ue cuuiu nave
been mistaken in his estimation of Arabella's
character but that thought' was "at' once hushed,
for he was too good a judge of Eum'an character to
be thus deceived.. 7 ..'
. . In course of time, Lucien called at Mr. " Pei-
kin's counting-rooin, and informed him that he
should visit his family on the following evening:
lie iounu me 01a genueman in uie uuusl 01 a ucajj
of papers, and he noticed that some ot.tnem were
quickly hidden from sight when' he entered A
warm'greeting. but yet palpably strained in its
cofdiality'ii'as "extended to 'the young marii and
in the course of the conversation, Mr." Perkins
' took good care to speak pf the immense anxiety
whfch ' his" daughter , felt to see the friend of ner
cnuunooti; ana ne laiieu noi 10 weave into uie
conversation sundry commendations of the young
ladyi . Some things that he said about his daugh
ter sounded rather strangely to the young man,
but the latter attributed them to the natural par
tialities' of a father, and" let tliuni "jiaas, ;
" 3jet'sse , " said Lucien; "you have a brother,
I believe !" , ..... :. 4 ,t .
"I had one, but he died some years ago." .. .
' "And his wife ?" '' ' -"She,"
too, is, dead..' ,; . !' ,' "' ' 7,. 7. . ,
"I. hardly remember him,' and yet I think ,1
have heard my father speak of such a circum
stance.' "7'.'. '. '
" ."Ah, yes. It was my brother,' I believe," re
turned the merchant, with much hesitation; and
then he changed the subject of conversation.
"This evening, then, we may expect you."
";'"Yes.":" ; '';' ::A " ;;:;',""; '.!
" "At what time ?" ' ' ""' ":'.' '' '" "' ' "'' 'i '
Tliefe was ha anxiety manifested in this, last
question of the old gentleman'sj and' Lucien at
once noticed it.
"At nine o'clock," he returned. '
'' "At nine. Then we will be at home to meet
you." , . , . . . . " t , ,-. .
In a few moments more, the young man left,
and when he reflected upon the manner of the
merchant, something whispered to him , that all
was not right. There had been a constraint upon
certaiufjoints, and a sort of over-reaching in oth
ers, and he allowed himself to sink into a' nerv
ous thought; but, ere long, the sweet face, and
sweeter words of the fair girl," who had taken pos
session, of his heart, came back to his mind, and
he,e,ltre-assuted,t-j, ,tV, y,i tat-, v
n .Instiad of, waiting until nine; o'clock on that
evening, o; pay, his promised visit, ha ..went an
hour earlier,':. ,f ., xi; r
Mr. and Mrs. Perkins, were -in the parlor, and
so were Arabella and Maria. - , The former of the
two girls was sitting on the music stool, and the
latter was arranging some ornaments in her proud
cousin's hair. .1 ...v-.y tth-i.u -
" "Come, hurry, Maria," said Mrs. Perkins, 'ffor
I wanf you to go-to your.room as soon as you get
thrwugh."-"' -- .'A;, - i-"- 1 " . iv
' tfAx this instant the door-bell rang, and ere there
was much chance for a theatrical arrangement of
tfifngs,- Lucien Millburn was ushered into the
apartment, i 5"-t' -t '-' " ; : ''
"Ahaj good evening' uttered -Mr.- Perkins with
a smile. "My wifej" Mr. Milburn. 'This is-my
daughter, 'Arabella,' sir." ' !' ' :'l- XV
Arabella arose mincingly from ner seat, moved
as if ' she"was afraid of breaking in two by 'over
exertiori'and falling up' a very ' delicate smile
through Ihe "painty she" "put' forward twfJ fingers of
net'r.ghtn'and.. f ,: '.'' 'J1.'" '""' ":" ' '' ;
'""Is tials ou'r'&aughter,,'sir'?"',uttered Lucienso
bewildered by' the cirHiimstarice that he forgot to
take tne 'jewel-laden1' hand that was so properly
proffered. "This youf daughter '" Tie i continued,
gazing upon the " palpable paint and excrutiating
rv nice dying look' that was thus raised up before
him.'' "r" ''"'i!'' ;'- ' - --. -:
Yes," stammered the father. 7.7' ?
' Arid this T Who is she'?"s:arixio'usly 'asked
"Ae ybuhg man, pointing to Maria."' "; ,; "" "'i
""One of our servant girls," quickly returned
Mrs. Perkins, with a flushed face. "Maria, leave
the room instantly !" ; . . . . . . .
"Maria !", repeated Lucien, with a . start.
'Stop, stop ! It is your brother's child, Mr. Per
kins." . ' ,7 "...
And as he thus spoke, he placed his hand upon
the fair girl's arm, and arrested her progress- from
the room. ' "" 7 " . . ' ;
. "Yes," faintly stammered the merchant
7 "We give her a home here, to protect her from
poverty," added Mrs. Perkins. ; , ' ,'
l' "Heavens ' what a mistake I have made," said
the young man,' as he gazed first upon the thing
of paint, jewels, and satin,, and then, turned his
eyes upon the trembling.frightened being who had
stopped beneath his touch." " ' " 7 -
"Yes; yes," murmured Maria. "It was all a
mistake. Let me go." " . ' . ' ' "
KNo, indeed ! it was a happy mistake ! No, no,.
you must not, shall not go from me !" . . '
"Mr. Millburn, what is the meaning of all this?".
at length asked Perkins, as he found a tongue to
articulate." '"" ' ' -
"It means simply this," returned the young man,
without hesitation,' as he drew Maria hearer to
him. "I came here with a slight expectation of
finding one whom 1 might make my wife. ' A
few evenings since! spent two hours here with this
young lady, and until now I thought she was your
daughter." I found in her one who' was imaged in
the love of my childhood, and I loved her again,
not as a child of yours, but for what I found her"'
to be." ' "i -
"You deceitful huzzy !" gasped Mrs.- Perkins,"
as Arabella.with an excellently modulated scream
fainted upon the sofa. "' ' "' 1 " Y ;'' ! "' ' ""
"Oh i I thought you knew me, then," uttered
Maria."'"''; i: 'fy.A '-'t';
" ""This Is is a strange piece of business,' sir,"
prbnounced Mr'.' Perkins, 'with' a flush of anger
arid disappointed hopes. ;" "Of cbursej' sir," you
will, now that you see your error, make re
paration to my daughter, and, allow that girl to
go about her business.. " ;
"As for your daughter,' sir," returned Lucien,
"I have no reparation to' make'1 That belongs to
you; but as for this fair being, if she will but ac
cept the hand I now offer, together with the heart
that is already hers, this strange business' may
be easily settled. Speak, Maria; will you be
mine?" . ""' ' h i
"Yes !" trembled upon the poor cousin's lips,
and as she spoke, her head sank upon the bosom
of him to whom her answer was directed.
f Mrs. Perkins knew not what to, do, so she hap
pily fainted by the side of her daughter, and while
the husband was gone for the smelling-salts, Lu
cien drew Maria aside, and whispered a few hur
ried words in her. ear.,. A beam , of happiness
sprang to her cheek as she consented to the prop
osition she had heard, and shortly afterwards Lu-
cien Milburn left the house., . He now understood
the strange remarks of Harry Forrest, and he
knew that Perkins had been aiming, at his money;
and in his heart he thanked God for the turn af
fairs had taken. - " , . ,
On the next morning, he called again at the
merchant's dwelling, but no 'one was "at home"
to see him, exceptiug Maria; but seeing that she
was the only one he wished to see, the disappoint
ment was bearable. ,
" In less than a week, the "Poor Cousin" had be
come Mrs, Millburn. " Her dream had not been,
cruel, for earth had not a happier realization than
was her's. ,,!,. . '.
Before Lucien took his beautiful wife away with
him to his sunny home in the South, he heard of
the' failure ' of Mr7 Lot Perkins, and though he
would gladly have helped a friend in distress, yet
he felt that Mr. Perkins and his family needed the
lesson they would thus receive, and he left them
to profit by it. 7 . -7 . .. ..'..; .,' . . i
;" :!'"1"1 Boys' Evenings. ', ": "",;
Many a boy ruins his character and wrecks all
his hopes by misemploying the evening hours.
School or business has confined him all the day,
and the rebound with which' his elastic nature
throws those duties off, carries him often almost
unawares beyond the limits both of propriety and
prudence. . ...
Besides Jhe impetuous gush of , spirits whose
buoyancy has been thus confined, there are influ
ences peculiar to the time which render the evening
a period of special temptation. Satan Knows that
its hours 'are leisure ones for the multitude, and
then, if ever, is he zealous to secure their services;
warily planning that unexpected fascination may
give attractive grace to sin, and unparalleled facil
ities smooth the path of ruin. Its shadows are a
cloak which he persuades the young will fold with
certain concealment around every error, in seduc
tive whispers, ' telling them, "It is the black and 1
dark night come." " How many thus solicited to
come, "as a bird hastening to the snare, knowing
not that it is for their lives," let the constantly
recurring instances of juvenile depravity testify.
V Parents acknowledge the evils here pointed Out,
and anxiously enquire, "Whafis tdbe done? can
we debar our children from every amusement?"
Boys themselves confess it, but plead, in reply to
the remonstrances of friends, "that evening is
their only time, and that they must have some
sport." It is certainly very proper that the young
should have amusements. ' None better than our
selves are pleased to hear the lips of childhood
eloquent with the exclamation, "Oh! we have
had lots of furi." ":It seems like our own voice
coming back in echo tdi us from out a long lapsed
past.' -7'' -L;,'r ':'';!;:
These amusements should, however, be inn
sent;' and innocent amusements are "moist easily
secured and enjoyed at home?. Here parental sym
pathy may sweeten the pleasures-, and parental
care check the evils, of play, frequently intermin
gling its' incidents with lessons1 of instruction.
If parents would use half the assiduity to render
an evening spent at home agreeable, that Satan
employs to win to haunts of vice, they would often
times escape the grief occasioned by filial mis
deeds, and secure a rich reward in Kavln-j their
childrens maturity adorned by many virtues.
: A word to boys concludes all that we Would
now say. Spend your evening hours j boys, at
home. You may.make them 1 among the j most
agreeable krid profitable of your lives,' and 'when
vicious companions would tempt 'you' away,, re
member that- God "has said, '"CaEl not hvthy lot
with emiw'tSioauotabieit ay; refrain
thy foot frpirL their path. They lay'vii ait for
their own bloody they lurk privately for their owa
livesTBut watt: thott r iff the'-ways of good men
and keep thdpaths offte righteous- -Tit School' -
. Rdisof Asciest Cities w the Islards or
the Nobis Pacifi The rutes of ancient cities
of immense magnitude and - extent, have long
been known to exist in several -Islands of the Pa
cific ocean, the origin and existerjee of which bis-
tory furnishes no account. In one of the Ladron -
islands, a group lying in latitude 16 deg. north,
longitude ,170 deg- east, some two thousand; miles
from the coast of Chinaare the atnpendous ruins
of one of these ancient cities.
The Vineyard Gazette, published at' Edgartown,
gives an account of a visit to these ruins, by Ca'pt. .
Alfred Ki Fisher," of the Nantucket whale ship
America. .' The principal street was three miles
long, and the buildings all of stone, of a dark col
or, and of the finest material.' Near the centre of
the street were twelve solid stone column's, nearly
fifty feet in height;' arid ten feet in diameter, at "the
base," surmounted ' by 'stone "caps of Immense
weight. ' Fremnhe principal Avenue-other streets
diverge at regular intervals and right angles. The
ruins of the wnoler city are overgrown with trees,
of ancient and gigantic growth.1- TheirativiT'rn
habitanta, nor the Spaniards" in whose possession
the island is at present, ould" give' "n Seeount'-of
the founders of . the city. It seems to be a' coun
terpart of . those, ; Central Aniimn:.itie4, tha
record of. whose people is blotted frost the mem
ories of men. :;
An Astounding Project; .
Tinder this heading, which is not indeed map- "
propriate, we find in an Engligh exchange paper,
the 'astounding announcement, that a gentle
man proposes to cross the Atlantic, in forty-eight
hours, and sail from England to India' and back
in k fortnight. It may be interesting to know what
kind of a ship he means to use in the accomplish
ment of this daring purpose." We quote:7 t
"He intends to put his theory into practice by
vessels of quite different, construction to those at
present in user giving them .a greater depth of
beam.. ; He proposes to make the under surface of
the vessel, which is fiat,. of two inclined planes.
The effect of this will bewhen the ship is in mo
tion, to raise, her whole hull to the surface of the
water; thereby removing entirely the. resistance
at the bow,, which is stated to be the great .obsta
cle of her progress;, being an illustration, of the
principle well known to every school, boy who has
thrown a stone, slantingly on 4he surface of the
water, making what is, vulgarly called duck and
drake. By reducing the angles of the inclined
plane, speed could be added to the vessel, which
might, he states, be increased from thirty to sixty -miles
per hour; and a ship so "constructed would
be as little affected by the ordinary waves of the
Atlantic as a Gravesend steamboat is by a Thames .
ripple. - The hull of the vessel is of a square,
tubular form) the desk, bottom, and : sides being
of great thickness; and in order to combine light
ness with, strength, they are intersected through
out with hollow cells, surrounded by another se
ries of central cells, by means of these the weight
of the vessels would be reduced to one eighth ef
the amount according to the number of series em
ployed, and still have nearly all the advantages of
solidity; whilst the form in which the hull is made
gives it the strength of a tube, enables' it to be
made of almost any length'with perfeictsafety;
; ' if water obtains its wonted superiority as a
mode of locomotion, the velocity of a steamship,
might as much exceed that of a railway carriage,
as the railway carriage now does the steamships.
Unseen rocks could ' not endanger a slnp whose
path -was on the1 surface'; sea-sickness could not
take place where thefe was no oscillation; and
the size of the vessel would place her beyond -the
mercy of the wind and waves." ' ' ! ' "'
. . A Curiosity from Pompeii.
They turn up some strange specimens of antiq
uities, dead languages etc., at Pempeli says the
Philadelphia Bulletin but we have lighted upon
a specimen of modern English brought to light in
that disinterred city, which is as descrying of pres
ervation as its richest monuments,or its most
ancient scroll. A gentleman who has been abroad
within the past year, brought with him a printed
advertisement in the, form of a pmall handbill, of
one of-the chief, hotels of PompeiL.It was-de-signed,
of course, for English and American tra- ,
vejers, and we can readily suppose that no one
could resist the temptation -of going; tither, after
reading it. ..The following is an exact, copy:, 1 ,
t ; j i Pompeii Hotel, be Belle Vtrg.fi a
That notefopehed since a few days,is renown
ed for cleanliness of apartments, and linen for ex
actness of service, and for exclence of the true
French cookery .i-iUmiv - i't .-.,:.,?.
Being situated .-at proximity with regeneration
it will be propitious to receive families whatever,
which shall desire to reside, alternatively into this
town to visit the monuments newly founded and
to breath tither the Balubrity of the air.
: The establishment will ittvoid to the travelers,
visitors of that sepult city;' and to visitors will
ing to draw the antiquities a great disorder, and
expensive dontour of the Iron-whay.
"People will find equally thither "a complete as
sortriient of strange wines and of the kingdom, hot
and cold baths; stables arid housesj the whole with
very moderate prices, " i tiJA s ,! hu ur . !.
-::Now - all the application" arid endeavor' of the
hosts will tend always to: correspond to the tastes
arid desires of their customers, which will' aequire
without doubt to him in that town, the repudiation
whom he is ambitious. "
- -,. , . - "f " '"'
- Young ladies shonld beware well dressed youbg
menVwho spend theiriives in sucking :in "cob
leh" and shoemakers the former through a straw,'
and the latter out of a new pair of boots. " .'
V . . .1.' ' '. ''"' '. "' ! '1 - V
: OCT Every mso complains, of bis memory, but
no man complains of his judgement. ;.