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.if A ROMANCE OF THE WAR OF 1812 S By CAPTAIN MAIWyAT. JS tccocysoooocooocooooooco OHAPTKU V. It Is not necessary to the order of our narrative ttiat wo should follow mlmiM.v the Incidents that were connected wit" the enrcer of Harrj Sutherland. im service woie particularly bcneflelal totiie Interest of his country, nnd a short ttno before the commissioner were dlspatcli-'H to negotiate the treaty that put n Huni 'end to the difference between Great Hrltnln nnd America he wns advanced to the rank of post captain In the navy. Nearly two years had elapsed since liN depnrtme from New York before he ngiln returned to his native city. He had been lmost'conslnnlly nllont from the date of his rntrv until his promotion, and had on set oral occasions dMInxulxlied hlmelf In common with those heioes who, sally ing out with their scanty llcets to oppoe the armadas of n powerful maritime n.f tlon. Hushed with the recollection of n thousand victories nnd contldeut In fu ture success, yet tnuuht them that victory was not always to the stronu and thnt a tacred cause Is sometimes more effective than n host of men lu arms. Hnrry Sutherland, who had but n little while iM-forc wandered from his parent n I bode, a mere buy, almost friendless and unknown, had now returned with the lau rel on his brow, to the shores of that country he so ably defended against her enemies. He had come back to live with those In whose memories he wns cherish ed with honor, nnd In whose nffcctlons he was remembeied with gratitude; he had braved the terrors of the battle and the wrath of the tempest, that hU native land night be blessed with liberty nnd peace. It was late In an evenlug In September When he nrrlved lu Philadelphia. His coming was unexpected, and consequent ly there were none to receive him. What a contrast with his debarkation at New York but one week before! then the hue ua of n multitude had welcomed him. He stopped upon the whnrf nmld a va riety of emotions; all the actions of his past life, all his hopes nnd fears, all the fancies that his Imagination had pictured for years, rushed upon hi mind, ereatlug an excitement that grew painful with Its Intensity. The waters of the Schuylkill flashed before him; then the contiguity of bis early home brought other thoughts nnd other recollections; every spot of ground reminded him of some feat or frolic of his boyhood, every feature of the scene gave birth to some familiar reminiscence or other, and, he thought, of happier days. He crossed the river, the moonlit river, he ascended the further bank, and the mansion of his father broke full upon his eyes. Entering the gate, he passed along the graveled avenue with a pace somewhat moderated. At the foot of the steps n huge Newfoundland dog was reposing up on a mat it was his old playfellow the companion of all his Juvenile expeditions; he called to blm, he patted him, but the animal growled at his caresses; he had forrottcn the hand that once fed him. Without waiting to bo admitted, he opened the door, nnd turning to tbo right, he entered tho sitting room. A solitary Individual occupied a chair In front of the fire, and was seemingly lost lu rev erie, yet he could not mlstako the contour of that form, although his face was turn ed away; It was his sire. "Father!" exclaimed Harry Sutherland, stretching forth his hand. The old mnn started at tho sound, rose from his scat, a beam of joy Irradiated hit countenance, and lu another moment he was in tho arms of his long-lost boy. There are periods In our existence when we pause, as It were, and look back uxm the Incidents of other years, as the trav eler who stops in tho highway to study out and reflect upon things thnt he scarce ly noticed In his passage; nnd the few days that our hero spent beneath the roof of bis paternal domnlu was to him thnt season of life. In the peaceful retirement of his home Harry Sutherland learned to commune with bis own thoughts, nnd In a spirit, too, better suited to contemplation; for his feelings sympathised with tho calm ness of everything around him, giving to bis mental powers a store of additional profundity, as well as a greater degree of application; so that in n little time he relapsed into that medltutlvo nnd solitary mood tbut his wild and exciting profession had for a season partially quenched, but never totnlly extinguished. There was one clrcumstnnco that tit times threw a shade of sadness over his brow oud plunged him Into an abyss of distressing reflections, nnd that was the deep, though sileut nud somewhat stem grief of bis father. Tho same morbid melancholy that he remembered him to Indulge in still existed In his disposition; and though It was not now attended with the violent bursts of passion that he had so often witnessed when a boy, there wns a settled sorrow about It that rendered him oven a moru eligible object for com miseration. The nn know not to whut cnuso this effect could bo attributed. Ills father In bored under uo embarrassments with re spct to future; he was opulent to Inde pendence; his health, though not tho best, wns fnr from belug delicate; he wus not nmbltlous, nor proud, nor nvnrlclous; nor was ho really n misanthrope; and to study nut tho causes of this peculiarity was often tho employment of our hero's thoughts. Often Hnrry thought hi? father betray ed a wnnt of confidence lu him by not Imparting to him the cause of nil this evi dent unhnpplncss. He considered himself now sutllclently experienced to bo a con tldant in tbo borrows of his biro, and had more thau once resolved to question htm upon the subject. At length he could tol erate tho nuxety produced by thee causes uo longer. It wns a dull, disagreeable day. Tho father nud son were the only occupants of the parlor. Thero had been n long pause; neither hnd spokcu for many min utes, nnd each seemed to fear tho sound of his owu voice. "Father," said the son, nt last, pained at tho long-continued stillness, "uro you unhappy?" "Unhappy, Henry V" exclaimed tho father, In a hollow voice, while ho wus evidently startled nt tho question; "yes, my son, I am Indeed uuhiippy, most un happy." "May I ask you, father, what has pro duced this state of feellngV" "Hnrry," exclnlined the father, grnsp iug tho arm of his son with despernto wildness, "it is enough that ono of us is miserable;" be stopped suddenly, rose from his sent, paced tho apartment for awhile, and, burstlug luto tears, left bis son alone, In mingled grief and astonish- flsMDt Our hero did sot set Ws sIn iftln that evening. All hope of ever discovering the cause of his parent's sorrow by his own agency were now at an end; nnd though the words of his father had raised curi osity to a higher degree, he felt thnt lie must leave to time nnd accident the longed-for cclnlrvlwmcnt. The winds hnd abated-the rain had censcd-and the vnst cloud thnt hnd one hour before spanned the whole nrch of heaven hnd been shattered Into ten thou sand fragments, through which the pale moon wns struggling, brightening nnd darkening lu her march like the firelty upon the wing. "How like the life of man Is her ca reer!" mused Hany Sutherland, as ho gazed upward from the balcony. "He struggles on through all the ills that rUe between his birth nud death with the some obstlnncy, nnd often with the same success, through disease, penury, public prejudice, disappointment nud misery, ris ing nt ouo Instnnt superior to them nil, and glittering in the power of his genliM, but sinking in the next, until regenerat ing his resources he once more triumphs for an hour; and thus continue, until his course Is done." Indulging in these musings, Harry pass ed along the avenue, traversed Us ex tent, and was lu u few moments walking the high road leading toward the eilv; suddenly the tlgnre of a mnn stood beside him, and he recognised the features of ono whom he hnd not seen for a long time, but of whom he often thought. "Cnptnlu Mnuly, If I mistake not?" ex claimed our hero, grasping the proffered hand with n pleasant eagerness. "Your memory has not deceived you, Captain Sutherlnud," replied the stran ger. "I hope It never mny, when I meet my friends, sir," snld Harry; "particularly those to whom I am under obligations." "To have ever conferred a favor upon Captain Sutherland must lie considered an honor." "And where?" asked Harry, "have you been cruising since the declaration of peace? .Methlnks you have hnd but an Idle time of It." "A miserable time, Captain Sutherland. I want excitement. I have lived upon It nil my life, and It Is absolutely necessary to the sustenance of the few years that yet remain to me. I will seek it In some foreign service, since It Is denied mo at home; nor care I much whether it bo be neath the crescent of the Turks or tho Illy of the French." ' "America would regret the loss of your services, Captain Manly. There are few men to whom she is more Indebted for the peace she enjoys than yourself." The stranger replied not immediately, but turulug his dark, glowing eyes full upon the fnco of his companion, he seemed to study the expression of his features, with n scrutiny at once dls tasteful and severe; but there wns noth ing In tho calm countenance of Captain Sutherland that added fuel to his sus picion, and he turned his gate slowly "Have you visited Washington since your return?" asked he. "No; duty to my father rendered my stay with him for uwhlle Imperative." "You will doubtless go thero before long?" "Such Is my Intention at present." "And will, of course, see William." "Who?" "Mr. Hamilton, our mutual friend." "Certainly, and shall be happy to be tbo bearer of any message you may have to transmit." "Thanks! thanks!" replied tho stranger. "I hnvo little to say; nothing, In fact nothing; you need not even mention the fact of having seen me. I would hnvo him Ignorant on tho subject. He Is Im pressed with tho belief thnt 1 nm so journing In another country, nud It is better that he bo not undeceived," and turning abruptly nway, he passed swiftly from his presence and wns soon lost in the gloom of tho night. Thero wns n mystery about tho charm tcr of the stranger thnt hnd long before nwnkoned the Interest of Hnrry Suther land. Ho had often recurred to his tlrst Interview with tho renowned privateers man, but that mystery was never before so exciting as nt the present moment. His conversation lit manner his unset tledness everything wns Indicative of somo imperative control beneath which his bold spirit lashed, and foamed, and fretted, like tho angry wnve against the firm-set rock. CHAPTER VI. In tho eoutlletlon of political events that ehnracterlsed the struggle for Indi vidual popularity nud party ascendency during the administration of James Mad Uon, tho efforts of no ouo man, at that period of public life, were so completely successful ns were those of Wllllum Hamilton. He wns possessed of Immense wealth, nnd, hnviug both the means nnd tho will, ho fniled not to dispense tho most elegant hospitalities. His house wns tho resort for nil the talent of the land; It wns, In deed, tho very temple of fashion, the de pot of taste and accomplishment. Anna Humlltou was now a woman; n young woman truly In years, but a matron lu manner nud mind, as perfect a being as man in his wildest dream of beauty could conceive, and as captivating In couversn Hon nud address us one could bo who possessed grace, loveliness, talent and vir tue. It wns evening, nud tho lights had Jut begun to glimmer iilnng the streets nnd avenues of tho capital city, as Captain Sutheilaud, accompanied by u sluulo ser Mint, diovo up and dismounted nt tho door of the principal hotel. Having snt lulled his uppvttle, ho rung for his ser vant, made hU toilet, and sallied forth In search of tho dwelling of Mr. Hamil ton. With something lll.e. Instinct ho discovered that domicile; ascending tho steps, hu summoned n servant, who.'to his Inquiry If tho owner of the mansion wis within, responded lu the iitllrmatlve. He had not been long boated before Mr. Hamilton made his appearance. "My dear Harry," said he, clasping both his bauds, "tho joy I feel lu this meeting Is greater than I have known before for a long, long time." , When tho civilities were ended, our hero asked for one in whom he was more Interested than any other nt thnt particu lar moment nud learned to his disappoint ment that sbo hnd just gone to u ball nt the house of tho French minister. "Wo will go, 'Harry," said tho old geutlemnn, taking, at tbo samo time, his gold-headed cane; and as Captniu Sutherland wns nt tired In a becoming manner, ho made no objection to this determination. few minutes' walk brought them to SLiHajyu- ISZkjlAltMH Vifci, the house, and giving la tfcnr mm, they were ushered Into the aputmeaU crowded with all the wit, beauty and tal ent of Washington. In vain Harry look ed upon thc.falr beings that stood up la the different quadrilles. There many a pair of bright eyes met his glance, but they were not thoe ho sought, nnd !. had nlmost given up the hope of finding her, when a musical voice fell upon his ear with nn intonntlon that thrilled him with pleasure; It wns the melody of other years, too sweet then to be forgotten now. He turned and beheld a beautiful crea ture in conversation with n tall, hand some young man of about his own age, one of tho most prepossessing fellows, ns he then thought, that he had ever be held. There she stood, the same lovely being that had enchained his nffcctlons years before, and It seemed thnt those years had blessed her with additional loveli ness, and that Time hnd brightened her eye and colored her cheek with the luster nnd the bloom he had stolen from the lest. There she stood; he beheld her, a divin ity lu beauty, but, for the life of him, he could not advance. A thousand tumult uous emotions agitated him, and hope, the enchantress that hnd buoyed him up for years, deserted him nt last. A moment more elapsed, nnd he wns still unobserv ed. He felt that his happiness rested en tirely upon his reception. A smile, a word, a look would decide everything, nnd Captain Sutherland, who had braved tho w-ruth of tho tempest, and the terrors of tho battle, besltnted before the glance of a woman. Another moment's reflec tion convinced him of his weakness, and blushing to have felt It, he advanced. Sho raised her eyes; those hazel eyes, beaming with graclousness, met his own; and though they sparkled with pleasure, and though she greeted him with tho kindliest attention, there was something In her manner that chilled him to the heart. Slit was easy and dignified, and, though viva ciously courteous, she seemed studiously calm. Scarcely- had the first compliments of meeting passed between them before she acquainted him with the gentleman be side her; and, though this was a neces sary politeness, Sutherland foolishly deemed that, under the existing circum stances, this ceremony should have been forgotten, or at least for a little while postponed. Another circumstance also contributed to strengthen bis unfounded suspicion; she had, previous to his ar rival, engaged herself for every quadrille that she would remain to dance, and though sbo acknowledged this with pain, be had not the generosity to appreciate her motives, nor the magnanimity to for give them. Jealousy had at that moment made him what he would havo blushed to have thought himself before a selfish man. The music broke forth, the quad tide began, and Captain Sutherland turn ed away disappointed nnd miserable. Our hero had not perceived that he was an object of general attentlou, so wrapped up wns ho In communion with his own thoughts; and the bright glances, the sweet smiles, and the whispered In quiries thnt followed his appearance, were all lost to him. "I wonder who it Is?" ejnculnted Miss Arnminta Lovesick. "Cousin Harvey, do ascertain something nbout him, for 1 am absolutely expiring with curiosity." "Beloved fair one," replied the beau, "If you enn possibly protract your demise for a few minutes, I think that I shall bo cuubled to prevent n catastrophe that would, in all probability, bathe the world In tears of unutterable woe." Mr. Hcrvey Fitzbooby, for such was his aristocratic coguoincn, departed on bis mission extraordinary. "Ah! Mr. Hamilton, tho very person of all the world that I am most happy to meet," he exclaimed. The statesman bowed stiffly, having au inveterate an tipathy to all coxcombs. "Fray tell me, my dear sir, who that young fellow Is thnt accompanied you iiuuer wus evening. "Fellow, Mr. Fitzbooby!" ejaculated Mr. Hamilton. "I believe, sir, that I have always been very select In the cholco of companions. The person to whom you allude Is Cnntnln Hutliitrlnml of tho ITI. cd States navy you have heard of him, uo doubt." "Captain Rutbcrlnud-tbe deuce Il ls," ejaculated the dandy, honoring our hero with some such u stare as a mouse would be supposed to bestow upon a Hon. "Mluton, that's Sutherland," said Fitz booby to nn acquaintance ns he hurried along, big with the Important news. "Sutherland-what Sutherland?" "Why, Sutherland of the nnvy, to be sure." "You Jest, Fits." "Fact, by all that's Immaculate Ham ilton just Informed me." "I'll ask Hamlltou to present roc," thought the elegant and exclusive Theo dore Mlnton, Esq. "Ah, Mr. Hamilton, glad to seo you well, sir?" "Very well, I thank you," n pause the dandy discomfited tho statesman un usually grave dandy resolved to hazard a subterfuge, In consequence of discov ering that he had Involved himself In ono of those little dlfllciiltics, classed" under tho head of unpleaslng situations, "Hy the bye, sir, I yesterday received a letter from my father, In which ho de sired mo to give you his best wishes," "Your father is a very excellent man, sill- I esteem him. Mr. Mlnton, let me liitioduco Captain Sutherland of tho navy." "Captain Sutherland!" exclaimed the exquisite, putting ou a look of pleased surprise, nnd thrusting forward his un gloved right baud. "lieally, sir, 1 am proud of making the acquaintance of so distinguished a gentleman ns Captain Sutherland." Our hero bowed. "How long will you remain lu Wushlngtou, blrV" "Perhaps a month, perhaps longer; cir cumstances may lessen or Increase my stay." "HJr, I hope tho latter. I shall bo very happy to show you some nttentlon while )ou uro with us." Conversation wus hero Interrupted by the nrrlvnl of tho host, who Joined tho party lu company with Mrs. Amelia St. Clair. "Mr. Hamilton, Mr. nnmllton, I cannot find words to express niy disapprobation of your conduct, to bo absent from me for a full halt hour, after swearing eter nal constancy, eternal devotion," "I pray you mercy, sweet madam," re plied tho statesman, "Impugn not my motives until you havo heard my excuse. I havo encountered obstacles of tho moat Insuperable, to the completion of my wishes. Allow mo to present my partic ular friend, Captain Sutherland, with tho request that you tako him under onr protection for the evening." (To lie continued.) Auciiunteit For. A llttlo Sotnervlllo girl who weut luto tho couutry recently missed a turkey that sho had nil ml red when sho was at tho snuio pluco Inst year, nud asked whero ho wus. It wns suggested to her that tbo turkey might Imvo been killed for Thnuksglvlng. 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