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Wfr ill 11 dA ROMANCE OF THE WAR OF I812.-4I s Sf By ePTJMN MMWUT. j sooooooooooosooooooooeoococo CIIAl'TEIl VI.-(Contlnul.) "I shall have pleasure lu glvlnt; my ser vices to Cuptaln Sutherland," replied the Udy, eourtosylng most gracefully. "Your kluduess, madam, overpowers aie with gratitude," said Harry. "And now, my dear captain, having volunteered as your chaperon, It devolves tipon me, like the man In the show, to explain the genus and species oMhe ani mals around us, but before I begin jrou must do me the favor to tell me fairly and candidly If that thing oJ dominate your heart is perfectly iinsoathed by the arrows of the little boy with the wlngj. Hany Sutherland sighed; for his life he could not hnve suppressed that sigh, and for awhile he was even pensive. "Admirably done!" exclaimed the lady; "a more feeling groan could not bnve em anated from an expiring pair of bellows pray, sir, did you practice with those In struments' and the countenance, too so melancholy so softly sad do you ever ri1 thn 'Morrows of Wetter' V "Yes, lady, and sometimes feci them." "No doubt of It even now I can fancy you, In my Imagination, seated upon n rock, by monllght, whistling 'love's Young Dream,' and looking most Ineffa bly forlorn. Don't you think Miss Ham ilton a charming girl?" "Very," responded Sutherland, with a heavy heart. "She Is my pattleular friend, my most especial favorite." "And the gentleman who Is now danc las with her Is ' "la John Montgomery the Idol of our ex, and the envy of his own one of the most promising young men In Washing ton, yourself excluded, my gallant cap tain." "And U he nttcntlvc to Miss Hamil ton?" asked Sutherland, somewhat earn- "Devoted to her." said she, and taiiplng a gentleman who stood In their way fa miliarly upon the shoulder, she Introduc ed our hero to Mr. St. Clair. "This Is the Individual," added the lady, "who calls himself my husband." "Only when you are present, my dear In your absence I am always unmar ried," replied Mr. St. Clair, good-humor-edly. "Captain Sutherland, accept my elnccrc thanks for taking this lady off my hands; I was just fearing that sho would be unublc to find u beau, In which event she would have matt probably de feated a little flirtation which I have lu view." "Off your hands I" exclaimed the beau ty; "did ever woman listen to such Impu dence! but I'll be revenged, I'll make Cap tain Sutherland shoot you, and marry me afterward; so, sir, make your will at once." "I shall, my love, and to my mortal en emy I will bequeath you, a legacy, ha, lin, hi I" and bowing to Sutherland, the hus band passed on. thinking ho made a fav orable Impression by saying what he deemed an excellent thing. "Let me congratulate Mrs. 8k Clair u; on the possession of so handsome and 10 amiable a lord " "Do, my dear captain," Interrupted the lady, "do, for really he Is the moat con siderate person in existence; he Is 10 de voted and so studiously attentive to my comfort, that he Intrudes bis presence about once a week, at least onco a week, and then he entertains so nice a regard for my feelings, so kind of him, to en deavor by every possible means to make mo forget that I have pledged myself to love, honor and obey him." There was something so sarcastic In this reply, uttered us It was lu a tone, of extreme bitterness, and In a vein totally at varlauce with her former manner, that Sutherland could not for a moment but believe that truth dictated what pride was struggling to conceal. Could any man on earth, asked lie or mtnsclf, be in different to so lovely a woman? It seem ed impossible; and yet it must be the case, in the prevent Instance. She was evidently unhappy. There succeeded then a silence unusually prolonged: Mrs. St. Clair seemed to struggle hard with an agitation she wished to suppress, a tear started In her beautiful blue eyes, and her countennnco lost In sadness the anima tion that had before distinguished It. Ono of those secict griefs that had long lain dormant In her breast had escaped all mastery, and for a moment she was swept away In its current, like the leaf on the resistless tide of tho mountain tor rent. CHAPTKK VII. There was a gay assemblage at Mrs. 8t Clair's. The purloru were crowded to excess, for her circle of acquaintance was extensive, and who was one who feared sot to Infringe those rules of exclusion so rigidly adhered to by many whose claims to aristocratic distinctions were far less powerful, ner personal beauty, varied accomplishments and Immense wealth entitled her to more than ordinary consideration In the ranks of society, and combining as she did both wit and loveli ness, nono could dispute her right to se lect about her whomsoever she pleased. "A mob, by all that Is Immaculate!" exclaimed Fltsbooby, gaxlug with uii as tonishment ho Intended for observation: "eh, Mlnton?" , The second elegant looked about for a moment, but made no reply; be wasted but few words upon Fits, whoso society he tolerated for two reasons Fltsbooby was rich, aud Fltxbooby thought Mlnton the most elegant fellow that he had ever seen. "Now if there Is any one situation that displeases mo more than another, It la be ing coerced Into an assemblage of this kind. A gentleman may be dancing In the same set with his own tailor or shoe maker. How d'yo do, Stanhope? Beeu well?" "Bad cold, not very; who Is that'sylph llko creature dancing vis-a-vis with Saw roynoshoff?" "That? Oh. that's Miss Hamilton." "Miss Hamilton! so It Is; didn't rccog nlro her at first; charming wench that IMIss Hamilton resembles a cousin of mine very much Lady Mary Howord, dovely woman, eight of the most IUiis itrloas yanug noblemen of Great Britain died broken-hearted on her account so extremely beautiful that her father In sisted on her using u close carrlago In jordcr to preveut ever body from falling iln love with her." I "How I should have liked to seo her! is sho still unmarried?" "No; Dnchess of Trcmalno now gavo her away myself; splendid affair that wedding; nutmegs expended on tho occa sion came to exactly ono thousand pounds itwllntf." , "How ranch I regret, that our acquaint ace bad never commenced ttrllerl" sear words were addressed at Caputs Sutherland. The speaker was a young widow of exceeding beauty, and one whose diplomacies In the Court of Love hnd nttached to her person more admir ers than sighed at the feet of any other woman in Washington. Mistress of a large fortune, still benntlfnl, nnd still young, ithe was the Idol of the other sex. But, though she smiled on nil, encourag ed their ndvnnces and returned their pro testations, nhe withheld herhand, and still maintained hor Influence. She had not met with Captain Suther land bcfoic this evening, and had resolv ed, eren before seeing him, to add him to her train. She had more than one motive for tills loMihe; she wns Jealous of the attention lavished upon Anna Hamilton; they weiu rivals, and Mrs. Trevor was too covetous of homage to share It with one even so beautiful as her younger and fairer companion. Sutherland bowed low on receiving her fluttering speech. "Think you, Captain Sutherland, that true happiness has ever yet existed In the breast of n single representative of the liumnu family?" "Why. to be candid, Airs. Trevor, I do not think It has. Real hnpplness Is n non entity; for the most contented have still some hope nngrntltled, some fear una! laved; but I believe that there are a few who uru more satisfied with existence than the many, nnd who bear the ills of life with more cheerfulness, nnd Its evils with greater resignation." "True, I grant you," returned the lady; "but yet I think I can point out one In this tiMciubly who Is, or rather who should be, truly happy." "Mrs. Tievur speaks of herself." "Oh. no, sir; accuse me of anything but egotlsm-I ulliidc to Miss Hamilton." "Miss Ilnmlltou!" resumed Sutherland, somewhat seriously: "she. Indeed, de- ssrves nil the blessings of life. If beauty, lrtue. mid Innocence prove any security nga!nt misfortune, she is, nnd wilt be always toiiteuted: qualities like these could rear a paradise In n desert." "You speak feelingly. Captain Suther land, nnd yet with becoming gallantry." "It Is a subject, madamv, that should not be treated with levity, and as to the gallantry of my sjn-ech, I hnve only to add that I should be extremely sorry If the virtues of my countrywomen w in- only told by the tinsel tongue of flattery." "Thank you thank you a thousand times!" ejaculated Mrs. Trevor, in that soft, thrilling half whisper that she nev er aitsumed without effect, and bestowing at the same time a glance upon Suther land that Intoxicated almost to love. "Oh, my friend, I owe you much for that kind, thnt generous ycntlmcntl" And Sutherland took her small white hand, and there was a slight pressure. and their eyes again met, aud Anna Ham ilton wus for, a moment forgotten. Then followed a conversation pursued in low and measured tones; tho gentleman's manner was apparently suaslvo aud sin cere, be seemed to unheed every one In the Interest he betrayed In his compaii Ion, while she at times averted her bead, then again turned her large eyes beam lug with tenderness upon blm, then spoke for a moment with unwonted animation, then hesitated, blushed, sighed, snilll, aud resumed again. The siren had tri umphed; and when at last they parted, it was resolved that Sutherland should see her early on the following day. There was n spectator who felt as much Interest In thnt scene as those more Im mediately engaged In It. A fair young creature, exhausted with the exertion of dandng, had undesignedly seated herself within a few feet, and upon the sofa op posite to that occupied by Mrs, Trevor. Hlio raised her eyes, she gated a moment In something like wonder; then her coun tenance became as pule as the Illy; she faltered a few words to the gentleman who attended her, and left the saloon for the remainder of the evening. When Sutherland quitted Mrs. Trevor, his eyes roamed In search of Annn, but she was not to be seen. He passed Into another nnd another apartment, but she was nowhere visible; and n feeling of loneliness came over him that not even the bright eyes of the beautiful widow could bavo dispelled. , "The dovo has flown, Captain Suther land," said Mrs. St. Clair, who guessed, from his abstracted manner, the sensa tions of his mind, "Nor will sho return with tho branch of olive." "And why not?" asked he, with a smile. "Ask your heart, traitor, If It has not beat for another within the last hour." "Nay, but Mrs. St. Clair, the needle sometimes strays from the star It wor ships, and yet Is not distrusted." "True, sir; but In love wo make no allowauco for variation." "Then I must Infer that Anna Is no stranger to my what shall I name it?" "Faithlessness, or something worse folly, If you like It better." "Well, thou, call It folly." "Captain Sutherland, love may be blind, but jealousy is Argus-eyed." "But I may be yet forgiven; ono error cannot surely exclude me from all favor." "She may excuse your inconstancy; but how can 1 over pardou your bad taste? Oh, sir, to desert, even for one moment, such a ono for another one! Fie upon you! I thought you an adept!" Tho lady passed on, nnd Sutherland sighed, as a comparison beacon Mrs. Trevor and Anna Hamilton was thus forced upon his mlud. Tho reader can well Imagine In whoso favor It resulted. At au early hour be sought his lodg ings; for tho events of tho evenlug, tri fling and unimportant as they seemed to be, wero of a nature too dispiriting to per mit him to enjoy the gayety that reigned around. On tho following day be called, but found Miss Hamilton not at home. "Strange!" muttered he, aud, In a spirit of pique Ih turned hU horse's head to ward the dwelllug place of Mis. Trevor. Seated on the sofa, In the voluptuous light that streamed through the damask curtnlus from tho half-closed wiudows, sat the lady or the mansion. Never be fore looked she so enchautlng; she bad studied to captivate, aud her smile, her posture, her array, her voice, were so many irresistible subservient to her wishes. "Oh! I am so happy," said she, taking tho hand of her visitor "so happy that you have not disappointed met I was Indeed afraid that you would have for gotten to come." "Then would I have foolishly denied myself a world of pleasure. But, truly, the society of Mrs. Trevor must be too eagerly courted for her to doubt for an instant that any who might enjoy It would let the golden opportunity slip un seised " "Nay, but on know, Capula lethe land, that tVe streaiMt fears surround our brightest Wees, Hut sit you dswas I have much ta say to yon, and old Tim, when 1 feel gratified, niches from n halt my true allotment of moments," And then the lady assumed that confi dential and affectionate manner tlut, In n pretty woman, never falls to enslave. Her oieo grew low, oft, and thrilling; her smile sweet and daxrllng; her eyes sparkled with lore; and her sigh seemed but the breathing of happiness. That visit was protracted far beyond the time sanctioned by custom; and when Suther land took his leave, his Ideas were all bewildered, his sense Intoxicated, and his mind Infatuated, by the blandMi ments of that too lovely Clrre. Ono thought, one unbidden thought of nnoth er, crossed him ns lie left the threshold, nnd a pang of trpioaeh he had never known before darted through his bosom. CIIAl'TKlt VIII. Miss Ilnmlltou was alone In her cham ber when the servant informed her that Montgomery was In waiting below. The lutimatlnu was leeched with a bluxh; but subduing nt the instant everything like excitement, she descended to receive him. "After what hns transpired between us," snld lie, when the compliments of meeting had Ik-cii Interchanged, "this visit cannot, on my part, bo but unwel come. I should lime spared It you, nnd would li.ne done so, but that 1 am the most abject slave of n pnlnn that I yet believe utterly hopeless." "Nay. Mr. .Montgomery, you do me In finite InJiHke In supposing that your visits arc disagreeable. I shall always be very happy to ceo you; and when I tell you so, It Is not In the language of hollow unities -to my society you will be over most welcome." 'Thank you, Miss Hamilton, thank you n thounnd times! I exacted this from your goodness but oh! I cannot, dare not remain with you n dny longer. In Justice to yourself, I must say, Miss Hamilton, that there has been nothing In our Intercourse that could have led tnc to presume that I was for a moment beloved by you; this Is the conclusion I have obtnlncd after cool and dispassion ate reflection. We huve knowu each other lung mid well; we have grown up In years together, and we have been friends, and are, and will be always; and 1 mistook that filendshlp for another feeling, but tho delusion exists no longer; It Is over now, nnd the truth Is painful upon me. Calm your grief, lady, for I would rather die than dim your eye with a tear. But I have been cruel too cruel t I will cease. I will go no further! Fare well! live and be happy!" And with a heart breaking with anguish, he arose, opened the door, took one last look, and teft tho apartment. Never before had Anna Hamilton re proached herself as being the cause of woe to another: and though innocent ns an ii n gel In the preseut case, she could uot bring her conscience to her acquittal, but sat pate and miserable, weeping the while, ns If every tear sprung from the conviction of some deep sin upon her soul. While fthc was laboring under this state of feeling, Sutherland had called, but uho could not sec him, nor did she ex cuse herself under the pica of Indisposi tion. Shu had never deceived anyone by even that petty nrtllkv, and she thought that her lover knew her well enough to make her excuse in his bosom; but tie luid seen Montgomery quit tho house, and being Ignorant of what had transpired attributed her retlrucy to an oilier than lu true cause. It was enough; ho was jealous, nnd resolved nt once to forget her lu the society of Mrs. Trevor. Thither ho hastened; sho was alone, always alouo to htm; with a smile she met him It was n sweet smile; and yet there was a melancholy In It thnt he had not seen there before. Alas! for the frailty of a woman's heart. She that had always been the dlctatrcss of passion bad become at last its slave. Yes, she, the proud, tho lovely, tho courted Mrs. Tre vor, adored tho man whose affections sne bad at first thought to tamper with; and he, warmed by the confidence, and en chanted by tho dcvotcdncft she openly displayed, was led step by step from the pure shrine of his love's first offering. The hours fled, und ho still tarried; theirs was n dream of joy, and the full moon was high In the heuvens when be at last torn himself from her presence His brow was hot, his pulse was quick and bard, and he strode the avenues of tho city, unconscious of the path he was taking. Still on he sped, tils own fervid thoughts rendering him insensible to ev erything else. Passion, lu Its wild sweep, bad left him reflection; and when ho re curred to Anna Hnmllton, his heartsank, as it hope had deserted hi in forever. "Stop, Captain Sutherland," exclaimed a human voice, and on looking up he con fronted Montgomery. "Stop, sir," said he: nnd hU tone was solemn, low and passionate. Without a reply, Sutherland stood still, und there wus a alienee of somo time, during which it wes evident Montgomery was preparing hlx thoughts for the words that were to follow. "Years ago," said he, "when I was yet a boy, chauco gave me an opportunity of gratifying the darling pntulon of my soul; nnd I had almost attained the plnnnclo of success when another passed me ami snatched the golden prize from bcfoiv my very vision. A long time elapsed, nnd we did uot meet again; our careers In the world wero widely dissimilar, and we might have lived our lifetime out with out being again brought together; but my unlucky star prevailed ; be returned, and returned to Ingratiate himself In the affection of the ouly woman I have ever loved. You a ro that man, Captain Suth erland!" (To be continued.) An Unpleasant Ilnninder. Jaiues doesn't o to church often, but Ills inamuia took hlin there last Hun tluy. Now hIiu wishes shu hndn't. lie sat demurely euoiiRh uutll tho tenor, who Indulges In a dreadfully In excusable tremolo, hnd Unlshed bis aolo. Then ho spoke up. "Muimuii," he naked In n shrill whis per, "what makes tho uiau'a volco ahnko sol" "Ilusb, dent'," said mamma. "I don't know." "Out, mammn," the little scamp per Hinted In a still louder whisper, "you kuow when pupa's voice ehook tho oth er nlKht you suld It wiib beer!" Aud that's why Jamie's church prlv lleKca have been so rudely cut off. Snn Frauclsco Kxamlnor. Aluminium llorso Hhoes. Testa bavo been mudo lu Finland to decide tho comparative value of Iron and aluminum as material for horseshoes. Aftor six weeks' use by tho cavalry, the aluminum shoes wero la all cases proved to bo in bettor con dltlon than the othors. Money to Burn, The Bank of England destroys about 350,000 of Its notes ovcry week, to re place thorn with freshly printed ones. One evenlug lu each week Is sot apart for the making of this expensive bon fire. You can't fool your employer as eas ily as you can fool your neighbors, sad so one erer fooled bis nslgbbers. The growing Cook County city of BLUE ISLAND, ILLINOIS. Is Just taking another stride in advance. Under Mayor Jacob V. Ream's vigorous and popular administration, the prosperous old suburban community will shortly possess a noble hillside park along Burr Oak avenue. As In the case of Chicago and Lincoln Park, an ancient cemetery, laid oat over half a century ago, will be come the new recreation place for the living. Mayor Rehm, on entering epos his sixth term, emphasized his position that no more burials should Uks pise there, slact the grounds were overcrowded, and now so actively are the afenat Greenwood authorities co-opcrnting the ashes of over half the 800 forefathers Interred la the old graveyard hnve already been reverently transferred to mag nificent Mount Greenwood. Willis N. Rudd, superintendent of Mount Greenwood, continues very energetic In the removals, and, as Mount Greenwood deeds to the municipality the old lots taken In part exchange for the new, a beautiful pontic park of the alss of a large block wilt soon be added to Blue Island's many at tractions. There is no Bail mULaJ9 on our Hook..... 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