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6. 1 '., BINGHAM,. Proprietor. Oflco ta tie Katlonal , Bank' BufluUna;, ' (third ttory.) , TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION! 82,53 PER YEAtt, t atace. , $3,00 ' IF 0T PAID I No postage on papera delivered within thii Uoont. LOVERS' ENGAGEMENTS. A REAL LlTt EXPERIENCK. Evcrj town and city has its promenade, where the inhabitants or visitors make it their custom of an afternoon" to lounge. Thi eitber ejecill provided, as in continental cities, by public gaidens and csplacad, or else the people choose one of the streut wRerein lo make their per ambulations. ' Recent afreet in London, Srtckviüe treet in Dublin, and Prince street in Kdioburg have been selected by tho respective itihttbitnts for this pur pose. It ia in the last of these that the first scene of the little drama which we -are about to describe ia laid Oue sunny .afternoon io 1S6 , Princes atreet was uuusually crowded. Never, , pohaps, was there a-wore brilliant dis play of spring fashions than adorned the ' lair prouienadera, who made the atreet pay with their presence. ' , Here mother waa ; eedately cha pcroninsr her fair daughters, ' glancing now and then to cither aide, eil sutUfied with the unusually elegant ap pearance of the damsels, bow that the , weather waa Cue enough fur abandoning wiuter uustuiuo. There an infantry oilier r from the castle loitered beside a couple of Voting ladies, bunding bis head toward the jrrUivr, that tbe soll n utilities it pleased him tu uiier might be heard with stealer t j,iit.wies. bisters leaned ou the arms vi bi others, fathers took care of daugh ter. At one tuonieut a cavalry ifiieer l.om Piersbill daibed past ou his hack, Lowing as be rodo ou lo the various ladiee vttiuo acquaintance be bad made at the a.-aemunes and elsewhcte. Upen Car llaues, with tustelully attirtid occupants, urove slowly pas'; and in abort our streets appealed to contain hat the newspspers tati all tue beauty aui fushioa of L'din- burg. Amid ill this gajety, there was one in dividual who did uot partake of it. Ho bad already pnraded the pavement aeverat tunc, and from the auxiuu scrutiny with wukIi be let icwvd every lady be met, it via manifest he sought among the crowd t'te bright particular star on whoui all bis thoughts wi re concentrated, attd lor whom nil his sith (and they woe deep and fro lUenl) weru heaved. At length, as he trusted the cud ot Castle strict, tbe young Loy lit sought wai scon l approach. if Uo was lu.t.alor.c, which appeared to l- a feiriblo disappointment to the ex. jectani. lier mother was with her, and na gUnre tuld that a certain question, ii.e ihuc of whith he looked forward to with the most intctiso eagerness, bad been tier id( t agninst htm. - J-.'yea, the exprt-s Huu tf whiih be had studied lor months, bad tin n i lent ly been weeping. He passed the two ladies, for he was too sgt'ated to addics ll.eiu. With watchful gas.?, however, be fol Jraid their tjfpa.and utico or l ice was Mi tLe point oi uvolakiiig and speaking, I ut j rn. ei.ee cheeked In in; lor b leiv Wr, iioLhi In worst lours to realized, ) 'i (motion would master him, und the jasuii would bo quite ridiculous in the f utdic sirut. '1 Ii in loiUuraiKu Whi, af. . tvr a time, rewarded. The ladle aiop ed lor a minute, and having exchanged a I w words with Mr. Fausou, the young lady' lather, whom the act iJentull v vitcounier cj.-wont " a music snet' J he Invir iunlaiiily uuteUiicd hia pace, passid the t.ij iiaiitiamati without let -ounitinii. and loilowt'it the two lauii inlotiic shop, llailg suiceidt-d, by a tuihtj tffutt, in controlling hia Ueling, the mtiudt r ad tirtsM'd Mis. i'atisoti ami her daughter onu intimate with them. The tMtily lud irtumtd hia saluiatiou with soiifu dc j rkU of cooliiCxa. Misa l'atiaoii luriud ) mIw and trembled. '1 hey had come to try a piano, and walked into tin inntr r o'Ui. . Jliirlou that wua thu lover'a uomo lotlowid theiti, u proceeding which ev-; IdcMly did not aucord with tho views of! ed it icvvtentlv; the inaiiniia, for she downed and liniuir- Ichivulry of old. od whether Mr. Kuttou had luiuu lo buy music. lie teplied in the negative, but l still hovcro Incur thetiu Tbe truth was, j l.o was anxioui tosptuk a word lo M-trii l Parson, without, it pos.lblv, beiu; over I.cjmI. After a time, they wero for an instant hidden behind tt cabinet piano; this waa ..... i the Imttut, he seised it and whispered, & i i . yiv-ia i "i at ine ruins at precisely e. I The young lady made a motion of as sent, and Hurton almost immediately af terwaid took his Icavo. ' As he turned to go bo eticounlcrcd a third person, who bud entered duting his agitation quito un pereuived no other than Mr. Paiiaou, who, ou shaking hands, asked; "Hid you get my uotc?'1 Hurton answered in tho affirmative. "Tlioa I Lall ico you at nx." "Punctually," was the reply, and Uur ton urt the shop. It will be accessary to ehaogo the scene,-though not a very treat distnnce , from where it waa first luiL For tho in formation oj thota who have never been io ildinturg, It iiuy be stated that the ipaco between Frineos street and tho Caa. tie rock is occupied with gardens, so that the street from which they take their Dame has bouses on one side, the other , bein'boundud by tbe railing of tbo gar Icn. ; , . i At the baso of the sleep ascent which leads from the gardens to the castle, is a - picturesque ruiu, half shrouded in ivy, '. Leiug the remains of an outwork covering , ' spring, from which the garrison in early ' times was supplied with water. Reside it it an alcove, made to look ruinous by tho , hind if art. This was the spot iodica 1 ted ti) Miaa Hanson, iu the words-which (r llurtön ottered ia the rouaio store; and here, as the hour approached, a young 'man. attirol iu an inlaotry uoiforiu, was seen pacing up and down. Restlessness and disappointment,, with tiolent grief, fwero plaioly depleted on'bis couutenance - and shown in hi actions. . Fora moment he would pause in tho middle of the graveled walk, as if . r lung- ed in the most profound meditation. Theo :le centiuued his promenade with the VOL. 7, NO. 16. haste of a man walking against time, For one moment he sat on the bench In the ruined rather tlun ruinous alcove, and next he rose, and striding to a point l V l .1 .l from which he could seo one of the en- trances to the garden from Princes street, he strained his eves in the twilicht to dis-'i cover the object of his search c - - - . A spectator, observing the ret1e.nrfls of the jontig of5cer, would have either imsgmed that be was suffering under sonic terrible annoyarfce, or that be was very much in love. The latter conjecture would have soon Uen verified: for present - ly two leuiale bgures made their appear ante one of whom, on seeing him, quick encd her pace so as to leuvo her compan ion behind. In an - instant tho -lovers UJCtt ' ' It has been raid that only light griefs ato , lotjuacious; "deep sorrow hath no tonirue." Thus it seemed with theso despairing lovers. Instinctively she plnced her arm in his, and they wandered iur up the steep ascent, beside the castle rock ere the ag itation of either had snOicienlly subsided to allow of their breaking silence. The Grst word were uttered by the lady; in deed, it may be observed that on such so cusiun it ia tho lady who generally duos speak firct. "All then is over," she exclaimed, 'and this ia to be our last interne?'. ,,uch is the decree w hied has been pro nounccd,-' replied Ivlwatd Hurton. "I kept the appointment with your father this evening. 1 cannot repeat to you what he said, for that would pa'ni ui both unnecessarily ; but thin was dceitie. My pretensions to your hand at this or any luture time are sumuurily rejcte i " 'Miss Maria Psnson bocuuie to sgftitcd on hearing this that her lover i und it necessary to pluce her in a garden seat, to winch they bad ly tins tuue wandered. Edward did all in his power to lcseo her grief. lie reminded ber that, though lorhiddeu to enj:ttf;u thrtnselves to each oiler, it was btill in their power to main tain their attachment in the hope of bet ter times. Aller i few yiurs, foreign tr vice it might be hi fortune to attain such promotion as to cntitlo him to claim her as his btide. "Malis," be said, at length, pnsoionato ly, "inuy I hope vou will continue con stant to me?" The young lady raised her hend and looked steadlaotly at her lover through her tears; she gently returned bis grasp, and in tones made ticmutnns by her struggle with oiim feeling, wounded by the sus picion which tho qtieriioo implied, nked: Could he doubt bei?" ' IMwuid, us if ashamed of underrating tho constuiiey of a heart which he believ ed to be solely hia own, entreated for givetic.'S, and itisdu tho warmest protesta tions, of his own unfailing atuchinsnt. At this moment tha lovers were startled ly tho report of drums from the ensile, a signal for reparation which lidward dared not dist.bcy, for curly the tu-xt morning the tegimeiit, in which he was enigti. was to match, and he wa obliged to up- csr at a preliminary ti u-Ur. There yas no time for woid. Kdwaid diew from bin pocket a coin, nearly seveit d in bull; Oiih poilioti ho picsctitid to Mntlu, tho other ho retained. They quite broke it, each keeping a moiety; the ineatiit g and impics-ivcM- t.f whitl must Lo well Writ Veined in k now u to tliof o who ate ancient uotiUh cti-loins, and who hau reud SeoLt'a pathetic novel, "The Hi Us of liummernioor " My a gteatttrort, IM- wurd toru hiui.-clf Irotu his lair compan ion. ' ' ' .I".'..- As the soldier bent bis low but sor row lul steps towards tho castle, he paused for a moment, and drew from hi breaft a small ttiuktt with which Mm i tu lad, on u rrciou on antun, picsetited him, It contained u Inck of her huir, and he kim aud, in imitation of the he inly vowed that these tokens should cheer him in his moments td despondency, and unimuto him in tho hour ot danger. . With this hlgh-Miilcd resolve, ho pussed out of the guto which a ta a . opens on tlio esplunude, and lniirlcdi ll tu hia quarters lo pitpuic lor duty, Maria, ou I. er pnrt. waa found by her young companion wcepit g bitterly, and scarcely able to auppoit heisclf. With .-.. . " - . . ... kind solicitude her friend holped her aiong, aiiu strove witu wonis oi southing and encouraging cunsolution to blunt tho sharpncsi of tho grief alio suffered. Jt was growing dark, and they quickened their pace. In tho gloomiest part of the grounds, where tho path is almost hidden by ovo hanging trees, they heard to their alarm, fnotatcp overtaking them. 'I his 1 induced thcut to double their speed; it was useless; the heavy tread of a mart still gained upon them, and in another lnt.iut MarU heard her nam a pronounced it) a tone of impatiutico not unmixed with an ger. On looking round, she beheld ber Ist heil The rosult waa that Maria's misery was increased tenfold, and that night was without doubt the most wretched she had ever spout, aa ber disordered and caro- worn ippcnranco on tho next morning fully indicated After breakfast Mr. Panson took his dsughter kindly by the hand and led her into the tndy. II er heart beat violently, for she had a presentiment that Kdwatd was tu be the subject of their couversa tion. "My dear Maria," he commenced, nci ther your mother nor myself deaire to see you in this state of. afilictioiin spito of the imprudence ou'yoiir part which ' has led to it wUhoutfceliog deeply afllicted. Let me reason with, you a. -lotle on the encasement jou would hare entered Uto with Mr. Hurton. Let me assure you it is from no caprice or hardness of disposi tion, that I have to decidedly ucgativfdyour mutual wishes.' He is, 1 confess, a well couducted, end, fur aught ;I know to tho contrary, an amiable young man; but lis profession, as well as his want of fortune, are obstacles lo any hopes of happiness as jour husband. It waa vaj duty to reject "THE UNION, THE CONSTITUTION, AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS him a a son-in-law. You, an only daujih- ter, must have either followed him to In- dia, and deprived jour parents of your chemhed society, or have remained bur- !l -l. '.l i !J..1- ! dencd with an engagement, indulging in the fruitless hope that young Hurton would carve his wav to fortune with hi sword, which is in bere davs the worst of all instrument for rnukinr monev." 1 "When fer father adveried to lie idea 0f her going abroad, and Itaving him and ber mother, iMoria's tears fell fust, and f ,he remembered that, amid the strong ifcelinirs which- bad lately agitated her brea t, she had never definitely thought ol that event as forming a necessary con seqrence of her union with Edward. Hesidcs," continued the kind father, "you are young, arid ardent feelings of vouth ate not olravs to bo trusted. Hur- inn ha Kenn vour only lover: vour af- fections have yet to be tested &j tue J . . addresses of others. lou may yet change." 'Never t" interrupted tho young lady with firmness. Male no rath vows, my dear; "and I trust you huvo made none. Unknown to you, 1 witnessed the patting see no. io tho gxrdcn lust night." At this announcement Maria started, and a uimscn blush suddenly overspread her face. "Nay, child, I have no wMi to re proach you lor your imprudence," Mr. I 'an so ii added; ''vou uflVr enough al ready, for at l bis time I believe y our grit f, and the love which it springs frnui, to he Mnccre. Oue thing, however. I must for bid, and that is, t oi resj ondenrc; for un derstand Ihanu literit hope t f ever gain ing your mother's consent to the match must linger with you. Remember, not a letter must le sent or received from Kd ward Hurton; and this is the last tima his name shall ever pass my Iiis." Maria spent tho rest of tlte day in her chamber, and it was months ere she rccov cied her wonted cheerfulness. It is neeesnary to the true development of our story thut the rcodei's inmgi nation should help us to pass over a spuco of twelve years. In that period, many changes hud taken plicc; none moretapid tid important in their rontcquences than the position of tho Kustein Kmpire. Amid llice Horton took not an inglorious part.' He proved himself on sevcrul occa hoi s a good and brave soldier, and gal l.mtry was rewarded with, promotion, which he mned, however, not without some sacrifice of bodily health; and af:er having long endured the trying influence of Küst ern climes, he obtained his msjority and leave of absence to return hotiui. Among all the changes which a dozen years had produced, the general appear ance ol Princes rlrect, J.diuburg, was only altered by tho display of a few additional shot, anal the hadsomo fronts of the tlub houses which had recently been erected. Tho trees in the gsrdcti had gi own taller, and the mini had received a few more strokes from tho legitimnto artist in that line Full er 1'itne. Still the street itself was enveloped by gay company, elcg.tntly attired ladies, military usngltrs from the castle, and cavaliers from Piershill abound cd as heretofore. On a spring oflertinon, quito as sunny as that on which our story opened, a traveling carriago was drawn up by lour horses to tho door of Muckay's hotel. Its i ccupants were a gentleman whose com- plt XH ii betokened a recent residence in a warm climate, and a lady who, as she stepped from the earring, was rcmirkcd by the casual purser by who caught u glimpse ol her lut e, to possess great beauty, 'haulers who go about in emit Ins una four are invariably indulged with tho inn's best rooms, snd accordingly tho lady and gentleman woe ushered into the front diawing room, the w indowa of which look ed out upon the Princes strrct gardens. "I'ititicr, it?'' inquired the waiter, bowing low enough to let tho towel of his i fo e touch the ground. "Ihe'nledM" replied the. traveler with the unhesitating promptitude of a hungry in tut. "For two, sii?'' ' Of course, and as soon as possible!" "Meantime," said tho lady, "send up my servant.' The waiter bowed low again, then lurnsd on his heel liko an automaton, und left tho room. "Well, darling," said tho husband, "hero wo are at lust in my native city of Hdiuburg. I hall almost tire id to n quiie after old fiiends; twelve years make aud huvec among them." He walked to the window and looked at the pasiors by for a short time, "Yesall new faces. Out of the hun dreds of acquaintances I left behind me, there will scarcely bo oue to greet me on in v return." "Yea, one!" replied the wife, placing her hand on bis shoulder. "Welcome, j welcome, diaiest lldward, back lo tho home ol .vour birth. 1 lovo it for your sake!" This affectionate speech was accompan ied with a little endorsement which nearly overthrew Ihu husband a lirmnesi; but 4t does not do for soldiers to be overcome, ao ho answered quickly : "lou must lovo it lor your own sake, Milly. It is a beautiful place Look at those wardens aro they not refreshing to sco in the hesrt of a crowded city?" TLo lady admired tlie slopes, too walk, end the bold rock shooting up perpendicu larly Irom Iho earth. At last her, eye wandered to the ruins, and sho inquired what they were. The geutlcuian was a Tittle- disconcerted, stammered, but at length managed to get out that lie had not the slightest idea. At this moment hi eye caught tbe figure of an old friend between the trees. "Ah, he exclaimed, JHhcre is Waterton; I am glad be is. in town; he shall be among tho first I will seek out. You will liko biui atuaiingly; ho is ao excellent fellowand so droll!" ' The dinner waa soon dispatched, and plans arranged for the ereninj. The laiy BROOKVILLEe IND., FRIDAY. APRIL 17, 18G8. was to write letters to her friends in Lon- don, and the Mojor (for to keep the reader no longer in lufpenne, the arrivals were Major Uurton and hia wife) intended to seek out Waterton. To carry out the firt intention, Mrs. Burton rang for her wrtt-ing-dcfck. Her maid anaweted the sum mons, but in a state of the utmost agita tion. She trembled, and takini: up one corner of her ipron,. for fear ui khould have occasion to cry, exclaimed: I "Hease, ma am, I could laust bang myself with vexation; for, please, ma am, I thought I put jour desk in tLs rumble, and I didn't.' "Then it is left behind! How rery pro- yoking!" "Oh. no matter, ' said the major, ''tell Johnstone to give you mine." hereupon the girl flew out of the room like a person who had ecupcd some: m: -j - ; rr",,,,,K "There are things of consequence in my desk;' said Mrs; Hurton "some letters, which I bhould not wish all tho world to read." "Some of mine, perhaps' returned the Major. Tho lady assented. "That is perplexing," he continued; "but never mind, you can use my desk for the present; here is the key." The desk was brought. Mrs. Hurton began her tusk of letter-writing, and the husband sallied forth to discover the ubi- diug places of his few old fritud, Waler- ton smong the test. When tho lady had finished her first epistle, sho Could not find tho wax, and whi.e ransacking every part of the desk, all ol a tuJdtn tut Lev? a little drawer. Though startled at first she waa more star- tied aftcrwurda something was concesled in this mysterious little recess. With trembling baud she opened a small paper packet. It contained a lock of hair, and, destruction to bar mental peace! auburn hair not the jet black lock she had given her husband during lovehood; but lest this should fail to mukc her feel wretched there was another evidence of more than equivocal import. Hie bud read the BriJo of Lumtnei moor, and knew the full menu ing and intent of the severed hilf sovcr c'gn. Hhc had a rival iu somo fair-haiicd l.uey Ashtoii. In the mitist cf her distress, Major Hur ton returned, bringing the news that ho hud met with Waterton, who promised to oome and try hi ucgtis. and be introduced to tho biide. ho received tho inform tion with greater iiniirTeiencc than pleased her hu'latid. She looked pale and agita ted. He akcd her the cntiso. Mrs. Iltir ton said nothing, but with look of dgmb though tSYciive eloquence, -liis luycd-tbs lock of hair und the lovo token. . - If was now the Major's turn to look j become agitated. For a tiiuo he could not reply, and when le made the attempt, muttered something about a foimtr engagement, youthful lolly, und the other excuses which uro always uppermost on such occasions. Of course, '' said the lady, In s lono of pique, "I can huvo no right to inquire in to circumstances which happened before wo met. Hut you have deceived oie." 'Hcccived you, Millieuit? I am inta pab'oof Nay, do not lnk deeper into falsehood. lou httiu deceived me. hen wo formed our solemn engagement, 1 wus m tue to believe that no former one gxi-tcd." Major Hurton stood a little abashed, and wisely thought that the bestand suTest plan wua to own his fault and mio for ioigivcncss. This ho did; but tho lady appeared inexorable. "Come, Ocarrst' hr f-uid bt xmhinnly, ''bo a little charitable. At nil events, whatever feeling you may huvo to expend on the tiiLir, let mo enlist it In lav or of the unhappy girl to whom your irresistible aiyuctions have made mo falso. I own that lie hopeless misery aho mut have felt on heating thut I had become tho bus bund of u uoi her, has indeed cost mo tiiuuy it pang, and loimcd a bitter droit in the jtup 'l hppitn.ss you, dear Milliccnt, have Tho Msjor said this with so much emo tion und t-urnestiicr that hi wife could scarcely help being iiflocled, She dcinan ed to know the whole of thu circumstances, lie told her honestly and without reser vation. He did not conceal tho pledge of eternal fidelity bo and Mario. Puitsori had exchuuged ut the ruin in iho garden a pledge iho token of which was now lying before them, Next to lovo, pity Ii the 'tron'est passion which warms the breast of woman, und if any resentment linked in Millicent Ilurton'a heart against her husband, it was now turned to pity at the wretched ness into whb h sho w us unwittingly the cause of plunging a confiding, auJ per haps an amtuble y oung girl. "For her suk," she said, "I ran not forgive you. At least you might have written before proposing to me." "Uut we wire strictly prohibited from corresponding. Poor girl! I must own I dread to inquire after her. I feel very aeuiley the deep wrong I have done; but it la irreparable." "I fear she will prove a dangorcus rival to me," replied Mrs. liuituu, in a tone meant to be jocular, but in reality not much pleased with tho deep remorso her husband prof'.'ssed. 'No. no, Milly; let tho honesty with which I have conti led to you every tittlo of that unhappy affair banish ao unworthy a thought; nothing but a full confidence in tho strength of my own and your affection would have wrung tho painful disclosure from me. No, if wo should meet; if, by tho interference of friends, and by the exercise of that strength of mind which 1 knew Miss Panxon to possess, sho can en duro to behold mo tho husband of another be it yours to pour tho balm of friendship into tho wounds I have made. You will be ber friend, Milly?" ' Mrs. Hurton placed her baud in that nf her husband, a od said, w ith a aih, sho would. .. At tbil moment Waterton was ancoun- i ced. The introduction to iMrs. Major I Burton was eoon made, and the two friends were speedily engaged in an interesting conversation concerning the fates and for- tunes of their old cronies. Nothing, how- ever, could exceed the caution with which i Ilurlon avoided the smallesfallusioti to the Pansons. ' And Waterton, though he , named several of their acquaintances, ' never ence mentioned litem, refraining, pethaps, on account of the delicacy of the I fubject. in the presence of the Maj .r'si wile. nen tho lady roso to retire under the pica of fatigue, liurtou'a heart beat fast a as . I. with apprehension. lie dreaded to hear the truth which he feared would come out of his wile's ab- teftce. How could he justify his falsehood I the ctTect of which be did not doubt bud j been disastrous? Perhaps the victim of his faithlessness was -but he dared not I ....t it- ii anticipate the truth, lie would know it presently, for Mrs. Burton had left the room. The reminiscences nf bygone daya'j were then renewed, but to his astonish ment his friend fought as shy as before on tho subject of the Pansons. 'I his helped to increaso tho Major's fear. Delicacy evidently preventod Wricrton from shock iig his feelings by some fatal disclosure concerning Maria. He was he destroyer cf hcreVappincs, perhupi he shuddered fo think of her life! After a long gossin Waterton left, and Uurton retired tu his chamber fully con- .'iured ihut ho was one of (he vilest per jurers on earth! Ilefore parting Watciton made the Mjor promise to come and dine with him, and j bting his wife. Next day at the appointed hour, ihcv made their appearance at Wu- terto'i's bouse. Horton' spirits were much derrcKsed. He dreaded noinir into society, anowing inai sooner or taicr me crisis must oome; that some person who knew the Fansoos would blurt out the fate which he knew had befallen his victim. In this mood be entered the drawing room, his wife h itiging on his arm. To Irs surprise be beheld Waterloo with threo children, whose likeness to him ut .oneo pronounced a very near relationship. He greeted his guests heuriily and, said Mrs. Watciton would be down immediately. Why," exclaimed tho Msjor, "you ncNCt told me you were married." "No,M said the host; "delicacy forbade that." 4 Delicacy?" Yes; and when you know to whom I nui mairied you will understand my ro setve but here comes a better explana tion than words can give " The door opened and Mrs. Wuterton en tered, the welcomed ber guost with great cordiality. Uurton sturt!, be trcm bled 'with amazement, and bis first im pulse was to exclaim "Miss Punnoiif a J "Yes'1 interposed Mrs. Wuterton, "Miss Pun sou a doxen years ug5, but Mis. Wu terton now. Why, why, your fiiend aud 1 buic boon man led these ten years!" Miss Punsiti married!' exclaimed Mrs. Hurton, with unfeigned pleasure, us tho last suspicion of a livul was thus banished from her briiifl. "Oh, tnj dear m imI jin, bow delighted I am to know you;" a tid alio seit d both l.er new liicnd's hands and shook them kcurtily. This, then, was tbe love-stricken broken hearted damsel whom 1'urton had con- I luted Up in imagination! This was tho wreck bi broken faith had pictured! lo stend of a t ale, grief burdened lud v. he beheld a matronly, still pretty woman full f life, goycty and happiness. "The fid is, my love," whisjered Mrs. Hurton lo her husband as they went dow n to dinner, "you uro not the tlejcttito lady-kiücr you Ihink youiH'lt." The Mjor was at lirsl considerably chnp fallen, and some icmoto allusion to tho Ptitices street gardens, in which Mrs. Wuteitoii took tho lead, gnvr him so much uneasiness that they wrro alter n timo not repeated. Sonn, however, the soldier was neived for a downright u-sault on his foitucr cngtigouiciit with his fiicud's wile; and when the ludies hud retired, be and his host entered laughing ly into the sul ject of their it spectivv mar lieges, 1'ach, of course, (us all hu bund do uftcr ditmei), nptiko iu rwjtuieof hi wife. 'Ilesldi'a all my love," ssid llurton, ''I owe my Milliirtil a deep debt nl'giutitudo Posiwrd of u largo foituno, sho prefer red shut ing it with mo (then it poor sub allem) to mut tying ouo of tho richest men in Pub uttu." For my put t," returned the other, "un til MuiLi's falber died, which he did lb reo yeur since, the only fortuno 1 got with my wilo war; herself, im 1 part of n ball sovereign which " S'y, nsy. pitte n o on thut p Int!" exclaimed Hurton, rising to join the ladies in the uruwing room. Young reader, tho ItMsoti td bo derived from this liltlu sketch is bewure how you trust solely to ibeurdcut aud inconsiilei- ate foiling nf youth; tows uttered under their inllucneo uro rash ones, whivh u vouable maxim tolls us wo ought ncer to mako, Actuated by tho blind impulsu of violent emotions, we uro sure to deceive tnmclvcit imagining that wo uro perfect ly sincere, when we tiro mcicly impelled by a gi ldy and untoward pnsMoti noihing u bated by the well-meant ltitci (cicnro of relatives and fiicnda. The consrquenro of such conduct is, th'it iho integrity of the promises then mnde ia oa tibstsbio ns the feelings that prompt them. Had Kdwaid and Matia loved as l hey thought they did on pmiing, they would never have broken their faith. "It Is not meat only that h so enor mously dear," said a careful housewife, "but 1 cannot obtain flour for pudding for less than doublo tho utuil price, and they do not make eggs half ro largo us .they used to bei" "Arthur," said a good natnrrd father to his "young hopeful," I did not know till to-day that you had been whipped last week," VPido't you, pa?'' ispiied hopeful; "I knew it et the time." mm mm rVTTOT KO W(i l'd 'n.s.4ittfsia.i.u ill b. .obUtk.4 aaUl Lf IIKJLjU IWAO-IM,,,, aad eb.ntd acordi.l. i East Fork Railroad. It is known to most of our cititeos that an effort has been made for some time rast to induce Mr. Lord to construct a railroad ir0Ui Urookville to this city, up tbe Valley 0f Kast Fork. This road, running in connection with Uhe Ft. Wayne road, would carry the Cincinnati trade and travel down that line tu the latter city, instead ol by the Eaton and Hamilton line. The managers of the C. II. & D. road ! neulecting and refusing to coa in any substantial wav to aid i come torwaru ny substantial way to aid to the con struction of the Ft. Wayne road iccma to be indifferent to any connection at this ciy, inviting or commanding busiuess to or on tr cir road, there wui evidently a di , position among our people to reach Cin cttinati by some other route than by tlcir road. The most fcasiblo route evidently was down the East Fork by way of Urookville. Tbe construction of o(J miles of road be tween Hrookville and Richmond would command and control the Cincinnati busi ness which would come over the uorthern route, and would amply remunerate Mr. Lord's company for this expenditure of money in the increased business thus thrown on the lower end of the road. In the summer of IbOG, Mr. Lord placed his engineer on the line, who iound a very eligible route passing en tirely ou the west side of tho river, not crossing it between lirookvilio aud Rich mond. Last fall Mr. George Holland, of our city, spent some considerable time in vis iting and talking with tho people along) i the line, to seo what could probably bo done in the way of material aid iu making i this road. The result was, that in his -t,i,,uu a donation of $100.000 and the riht of way could be raised along this lino to secure the road, and with that it wus believed that Mr. Lord would Cud it to his iutereat lo make the connection. And tn.'W Mr. b'mith, President of the C. I. V C. road, having taken q'uite an in terest in our Furt Wayne road, it is be lieved will be an adoitional stimulus and reaM.ii why Mr. Lord would bu anxious to elation has commenced, it will not be veiy none this connection. Mr.Smiih and Mr. j easy to remove them witbmt busking ton Luid havo bee.) in consultation during the ) hoots The p'snN shooM not beset lust week ou the eulject ot these roads, and 1 deep in tbe soil. p,r ihe young ihootiof wo trust thit the lesult will be the speedy .tuckers do not come from the rooM, and completion of our Fort Way no road and! when tho latter are set deep the shoots er the making of the one to Cincinnati by 1 sometimes prevented fit ur lesehinn tha way of Rroukvillo, thus securing to us tho j surface. As to varieties. Riinkle's Orange advantages of the two Southern roads. j in very fine fruit, but the runes sir len Railroud corporations liko other bodies 'der, und the benies do not bear carriage and individuals are mainly actuated and ' well. The Yellow and Red Antwerp, stimulated by their interests, aud'it bei ng , Pranconi und Philadelphia raspberries eleir that tho onlj line, which can com-, re valuable and should be found iu er iimtid the Cincinnati business from.. Fort ! try well-aasortrd garden. Wayne, is the road via llichmoi d, end , .. fiiK biUAT atKHt. the sooner men, corporations and all otlura . , , , accommodate thc-mlclves to this Uw tbfl ! As oon as the we.ther beeomea soft, I j the covering should be raked off straw, ueitcr. . if A few daya will determine this matter, d we hope that Ihe result will be lho' Hid sf crdy completion of both these roads, which will so much promote the intetcst and prosperity ot Jiicumoud. f Kivu in und Hummini! Hird. A Deautifui Scene. An imposing scene was witnessed io our city on last Snbbuth, that will long be remembered by our cititens. It was a beautiful day, and all iSaturo seemed to no i io upon inoso wn parncipateu io ana witnessed Ihe heavenly spectacle that was transacted that day near iho reservoir. Mr. J"-haw, who baa been preaching in our place neatly every day and night for tho last eight or nino wecka, to uuuually hirgu and imp. ising assemblies, informed his uudicneo on Saturday night last that ilierit wero several candidates to bo bsp ticed tho next day, immediately after Iho Sabbath School services, which couveued at 'J o'clock P. M. Long be for o the Sabbath School ser vices cItod, our citizuns and others began to assemble ou tho batiks of tho reservoir to witness the solemn ceremony of baptism. Uy Ihe timo Mr. Shaw and his candidates had ui lived at the designated spot, nearly tvery available foot of terra fltmu, on which a petson could stand or sit, snd be wilhin hearing distance, was occupied, and u greut many wero debarred the privilege ol witnessing this beautiful seoi.e, on aeeo'int of the vast numbers in attendance. SiUiiCo reigned suptemo throughout this immense assembly while tho otdluanco of baptism was being admiuistcrcdnd many, very many eyes were bathed in tear. Sumo i ersuiis estimated the number in attendarce at four thousand, while others seem posiihu iu usserting that (hero weir over titu thousand persons pieseut. And we feel snle in asscning that there was the largest assembly of citizens there thut day than ecr Indole assembled, ou a similar occasion in the town of Lebanon. Mr. Shaw'a congregation of HUciplc now number two hundred aud fifty! aud Iho try is "Mill they come." What a stupendous and marvellous woik for a single human 'tv accomplish in so short a tint! Hod tpced the good woik, and msy many hundred oioro see iho error of their wu, und join bauds w it It una happy band if Christian who are on the mud to true and lusting happiucss, Lebanon (0 ) Patriot. Wo often hear of a man "being In ud. van ctt of his age," but whoever hesrd of a woman being in the ssiue picdieumeul? It is noticed as a horrib! relio t.f an cient baiburity, thut the unfortunate mili tia ute lirsl drawn und tbeu quurtcitd. When your wife ia silent, bold the baby for her. 'lVihsps it is ua much ns alio can do to bold her tongue. It is tho pritilego of the lotcr o bo at one and tho sumo lime in two Situation. When besido bis mistress be is also bo- tide hirueclf. A woman who tickles ean'e palate has a stronger hold on him than the wo man w ho merely touches bis haart. tRAKSIXXT. i , Ods sf, (U f sit,) ess lnirtfo.. t 3d fmra, twalnsertUai...w......M.... 1 M .c. ioar, tbr. loMrliopi. t M All labi.qa.at tBi.rtl.at, r tasrt - - -. aw TIAELT. On. Mtaaa, 1t.Df.kkl. rtarl-....M.S7 M Thr.-Q.rt.r .f rnUai . ............ If 9$ Ons-hair of a eolatue I On.-qrt.r of .o!uni..... ... JS M Oa.-.ijcbth .f a mImid. II M Trttiil.nttdr.rtii.iB.au sksali is all aassa U paid ftt ia a4r.Bc ' Unfrii a r,rtlc.f Mm. ! .rIS V.. Hint about Spring Werk. PRUNING. Io the generality of orchards the very important protcts of pruuing is too much neglected, the trees being jermitted 9 follow their own ioclinatiou in the forma tion of a bead; tbia should tot le so, tor the productiveness of the tree, and tbe site and quality of the f-uiti depend in a great measure ou the juJicioua removal nf useless wood, and tbe encturaf erneut of the growth of those shoots or branches which stand in their proper places. Ao unpiuned tree generally fvtms a tMtk, buhy bead, and products tithcr a' pro fusion cf unfruitful blossoms, or a lsrge amount of fiuit inferior in size and qusl ity. There is generally u.ore time fwf prating in winter or early in spring than fn'rummer or aututuo, and there is a let ter opportunity of suing the brsncles when the leivcs are elf, than when, they are covered wiiL foliage. TllI fRClT QAItDLX IUI ORAPI VlXt. Grupes which have been covered during the winter ahotild not be uncovered too hastily in spring; it ia better to wait eatii all danger from severe Irost ia over- than to expose them to the alternate Irceiing aud thuwing which takes 'plate in early spring. Accordingly as the culture of thv grape is lecoming extended, fresh facti in connection with ita successful management are being widely dissemin ated through the medium of horticultural societies, grape growtiV conventions, etc , and the tepoits of tl eir proceedings -iu the agricultural ant" horticultural paper. Trenching the soil to a considerable de;.it has been abaudonsd, aud even the silec tion id elevated sites lor vineyards hsi been discontinued in many laces, t pecially in Missouri, whne tich prai'.iu lands aie found to yield heavur vr,. lASff tUME.t. Tender variiies. which have betu pro tected by a cohering of some kind during winter, should be it;overed before vege- I tation commences. Jf new buds or plan 'tatiotissre to le made, the sooner tho t lints are vet out tho better, for alter ec- ' ""7 utu'' ?7 V"?""' v" , , 'V H'UK' defic.entiea in lb. Ud. that may lisve occurred lv wii.ttr silling ot the plants. hen set tut late in the fall, the plants are liable to killed by frost in winter, and on this account the fall planted beds should be exnoiintd in the springend all ttio caps tilled up. Of va rieties, the Wilson' Albany is generally picferrcd for msrket, but ilotey's ISecd- Win'. Jucui.da. lU.kton I'ipo 't'r loot r.l.a da ; Grand, etc , ale all uperior to it in flavor, I ,nJ ,ro more desirable I'm amateur cul- iure. itiinuRn Rhubaib, or ''pie jlaot,' is a ry val uable und wholrtome vegetable, and a large bed of it should be found in every galdtn. It requires Jsep tillage, the deeper the IvtUr, and heavy manuring, The large roots und leavvs require plenty of room to extend below and above tbo soil. Sf Hi lemons trench tbe soil to the dspth of two lest, when preparing to plant ihubarb, but without j;ood drainage very deep tillage i useless. II propagated by dividing the io(s, the plants should be sot out singly, and not in thtess, as ia of teu done. One or two buds i ußeiant on each dividing toot, 'J l e tidmary varieties urc ernerally jlsntid in diilla two and a half or three Icet asunder, tbe plants h sitiiUr distance apart iu the lows, Some of the luiger varieties te quite to bo plunttd much fällbar sjatt say five (Vet between the iwas, anu ti lts feet betwteu the plants. wITei " """"" Tbrteisno roii biuatloti t f letters in tho Hnglish languagri whih excites mote pleasing asot-ktios in the u.ind cf loan than wile, There is msgio iu this little woid. it piefeuts tu Ihe minds eye a cheerful companion, a disinterested adviser, a nutso in sick ns, a ivmloi i r in misfor tuue, and a Unhliil and ever affectionate liiuitd. It conjures up ihe iu.sgr if a lovely und voutuiug womnii, m Ii a ilo-tr-lully undiitaktm to conirthntu to your happiness, lo psiiake with you lt nip, whether of Wvul r woe, wl.iih destiny may k-r. This woid w tie i y nouy mous wild tbe greuiisi (iil.ly Li si t; ; and wo pity tho imluri uoi in.. o who i et ndt tu ned, by Isle's sucie tirene, to tiutto slung through Klc's tlu!) plgjimake with- out Ott. Oelicioitly Modest. "Marth, does thte love n.tlT" askd A Quaker vou'b, (lf (.tie at wboe shtine his heart's iot.drit feelings bad lieu ifleied. "Why, Seth," answtie l she, "we eiecow- maiitud to iove one another, are we 1101'" Al.! '.Manila! but dot thou tegaid me with that feeling the wot id rails loVtV "I hatdly know what to tell thee, Stth. I have tried tu IhjsIow my love ou all: but 1 luvv sometimes thought, pribsps, tl. ihtu wus getting mure than thy share." at A briefless young birrister seys, that any lady who posssr one lhuuat.d sctes ot land present ufüeitiit gituud for an attuthiuenl. My son, if thou wilt wear tight VAt, there are tbtet bad thing thou will in evitably sulTrr usinely, a bad cwxu, a bad gilt, and a bad tertpec. ' t .' 1 ,