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THE A LCSf EiIBT. . A Tale of Venice. BY II. C. PARSONS In a dark and narrow street of Vcuice 5n the early part of the fourteenth century stood an old and weatherbeatcu mansion, jirim and loftv. It had been the resi- f v?;,n nnMomnn Kt of hU dence or a enitian nobleman, but at ins ' mi death had been suffered to decay. lhe arches had mouldered away, the marble ! columns decayed, the fountains no longer played in ibe courtyard, the hall was no longer crowded by armed retainers. It , ,- . .... , had continued in this state for years, when, to the astonishment of the neigh- bors, it was announced that the old palace had found a tenant. A middle need xnan, a female servant and a child had ta ken possession of it. Strange stories soon began to circulate concerning them. It was noticed that the man scarcely ever she addre?sed as Henri, handsome in per- frt'snn. And tlinnftli drnssnd in a crnnmon IVtl lUb UVUwl, j UUW IUU WAVUtAb W J tj w purchase the necessaries of life. Night alter night a lifrtit sbone in a loity win-, ... ..... . i i. Uow, and a thick smoke passed unceas- ingly from the chimney. The curiosity here.' I whole frame trembled with agitation. ofthe neighbors was raised, but could not j They entered a gondola, and as a boat- : jj Bianca? be gratified- the servant was morose and, man rowed along the canal, they screen- , dfQ j";, lt V0UM be better if sullen, and refused to answer any ques- ed by the curtains, could indulge in con- j ghe ere; This raorning she was carried tions concerning her master and when ' versation undisturbed. i off by the chief of the bravos, Alphonzo, accompanied by the child never suffered I 'My father has at length arrived, Irene' the Spaniard.' it to stray from her side. So they livedsaid Henri, 'and I am sure that he will Heaven, this vengence is too terri- , J . A m Tot.oii ble,' said the lady, and she fell fainting. year after year, until at the time our tale j consent to our union. To morrow I shall tenderly opens, the man and servant had-become ask your father's approval, and you are j tj3ear h(jr to vour room? Bianca re old, and the child was a beautiful woman. ?ure of his consent. He is a strange man, store her as you can, and then finish your But still the lisrbt burnt in the lofty room still the smoke poured from the chimney. 1 Let us enter the mysterious room, and, witness a sight never seen in our day. Eeclining upon a couch was an old man,! whose bodv annenred weak and decrepit I while his eyes sparkled with a lustre that showed his mind was still active. Before 4 i i him was a furnace raised eome feet from the floor eo as to be level with his hand. : On ?f iArn mmmMos nnrl rntorts lead, frold. d 'd-- f 11 th a naratus then m remember very laintiy a Deauti- tne cnier or tnat murderous band ttiat ty neart. uo you trust mcr an aci .-, in ac , a .e appara u n,fuUady, who cried over me, and I called then infested Venice? He had no gold, 1 'I do for there is something in your thought necessary for the transmutation beI mother and then I remember noth- whlie Alphonzo, he knew, would use any countenance that tells me you will not of baser metals into gold. The old man jDg more of her. If I ask my father how bribe to secure to himself the prize he had deceive me. At what time shall Ibe was an alchemi.-t. For years he had la-: my mother looked he never answers me, so long desired. These meditations wero ready?' bored on in an ever ending task till his : unless it is to bid me hold my peace. interrupted by a knock at the door, he . 'An hour after sundown. We have a .... Jn ... ; But the night is drawing on, Henri, and turned as it opened, to view the intru- long row upon the canal before we reach bolebcmg seemed bound Prometheusltke ; T (o my fafcherl ; A ricby dre3Sed gcntleman stood the den. Besides, at that time most of and from this enthralling spell external j He conducted her to her door, bade before him it was the same one Irene the band will be absent, and will not as circumstances seemed to have no power her good night, and promised to meet her had met the evening before. semble until midnight. If wo are prompt to raise him. He gazed iutently at the the next morning. Light hearted was ! 'You are Gueppo, who lived lately in and strong we cannot fail in the conflict. . , t ? 1 their parting, for little did either of them Genoa 'said the young man, in an open i 'Tis well. I will this afternoon make itiiti in: in' in t'liiii iu". i r-r- 0 'xes. yes,' he muttered, 'gold, bright, J ' . glittering gold, will soon be mine. A few hours and the precious secret, sought i eo Ion" and desired so much, will be in my power. If Alphonzo comes and brings J , , , . , ,, . ? me the money he has promised all will be be well.' The noise made by tho opening of hia door, at this moment, aroused him. He longed to see his visitor. 'Ah, Alphonzo,' you have brought the money. Give it to me that I may call Bianca. She will purchase all I wish. Give it to me, give it to me ' .IT l Tit 1 i il x cs, vxueppo, i nave orougiit mo money but before I give it to you, you must hear my terms.' . 'Well well ' renlied the alchemist. im- tiently, anything you wish, I will consent Bianca, Bianca,' he cried . J b The old servant entered weeping and 1 wringing her bands. Be not too sure of that,' replied th0j ,gpeak quickly, said tho aicbeinist; other, with a laugh; 'here what I have tojtcji me wnat has happened.' offer. This money I will give to youj 'O.Irene, Irene whom I loved as a .without security, if you in turn will give child' .to me the hand of your daughtar, Irene.1 j 'What of her? woman, would you drive ,v , me mad? Tell mo quickly, what was that 'Never' cried the old man starting. . Tt t i- i i -ii t r noise I heard? from his couch, 'never will I see her S0( signorj spare me. disgraced. What, wed thee a nameless Tell me, I command it.' ruffian, a bravo, a man who sells his knife' 'I will, signor,' said the sobbing ser for gold ? Sooner would I see her in her vant, drying her tears. 'As Irene and I grave. 0, God, bow am 1 reduced that was sending by the outer door, Signor he should daro to make such an offer!' , AIpboMO, "" f . ., , . vu ouu and ascended the stairs to your room. Meanwhile the bravo sat gazing at the He bad teen gono only a few moments old man with an unmoved countenance, when we heard some ono rapidly deseend 5To doubt he expectod an exhibition of ing. It was the bravo in an instant he yage, for raiding, ho said : fi0" by Irene's side, and as quick as ixxr ii n ' tun a- thought he bad seized her in his arms and My-ejl, Gueppo, since tho subject dis- her from houge ghe pleiscs you I will say po more abo'Jt i . shrieked aloud and I rushed forward to flow. :I wjl give you until to-morrow ' stop him L'? struck me to the earth. morning to consider my proposal; if you As I arose ha mayl by the bank of tho then promi6c mc your daughter's hand I will famish you with all the money you tnny desire to prosecute your search. If J r J 'VOU refuse QIC beware, for I Can be a Warm . . . friend or a bitter enem v.' The bravo left the room, and the old , man fell back exhausted. Scarcely had i J he departed when a gentle KUOCK Was . , r , , , , ( heard upon the door and Irene entered. 1 To say she was beautiful would ill convey ' ., f , .... tan idea Of her Surpassing loveliness. ! TT , , . - . . , - . beautiful forehead, and in clusters of curls rcstCd upon her shoulders Her COUnte- nance beamed with an expression of in- nocenco and mirthfulness. She looked indeed like an angel in that dark and ; gloomy room. So thought the old man !as he folded her in his arms, and smooth ed her tresses with his thin hand. 'Bianca has gone out, father, and I thought that I would see if you wished j for anything.' 'Nothing my child but stay, yes, take 1 that phial and paper to the apothecary r,hn lLc ,1nn tL P5oo of onrl nf who lives upon the Jriazza at the end ot , . tt , t x -i , j this street. He knows what you wish.' Hastily kissing her father, she left the ( room, and in a few moments emerging j from the house she joined the throng of people who were crowding towards the ,, Z3 . , ! Piazza di San Marco. As she left the door of the apothecary and turned towards j the street that led to her home, she felt a hand npon her arm she turned. ! 'Henri.' 'Irene !' Before her stood a young man w horn v J - Q - " garb had that expression upon his coun- tenance wuicn ueuoies nouuicj ui sum. t . i t j i-. t.:i:i. e 1 1 'Gome, dear Irene, we will be observed irom iav rKP-ia L uujr uuuui:i uluo UiU1- , What doea be doV Irene looked fearfully ar0UD an whispered : He is an alchemist.' 'An demist.' 'Yes. hc ha3 becn one cvcr since 1 can rcmcuiDcr. nc uz.s paneu wua uu ins property to obtain a great secret, and though hia life is drawing to a close he still perseveres as eagerly as he did many r TT. i ...i rtt. n years ago. I sometimes think,' said Irene, musingly, 'that I did not always live with vw. r on the morrow. The morning sun was scarce two hours old, upon tho 'city of the sea,' when Al- , Pz ?ravo .slfooa Wltmn tQ0 CQam" ber of the alchemist, : Ha70 yQU coosidcred my proposal?' 'said he, in a loud harsh voice. i 'I have,' replied the old man. How will you answer it r 'As I did yesterday. Never shall I rene wed such a wretch as you.' I "Tis well; remember my words, I can be a bitter enemy.' ' Turning upon his heel the bravo left ; the apartment. A moment after a pierce in" shriek ran through the house, the ? , . irna , nnnn f. aud all was siicut Tllc 0jd maD started. 'Surely that was not Irene s voice. The villian would not dare to insult her. oanal a gqpdola that- fe on ooncea j ed behind a turning, rowed swiftly to wards him, he sprang into it, and before I could move he was out of sight.' 'O, God, that I have lived to see this day!' said the alchemist, as he bowed his face and wept. 'Weeping, Signor Gueppo?' said a mild, sweet voice near him. The alchemist sprang up and looked fearfully around. 'That voice, that voice, surely I do not dream.' '0, no, Signor Gueppo, lam really be fore you. The old man turned towards the ppot . where the speaker was standing. By the ; doorway was a lady dressed in black. ! She was apparently past the middle age, ( but time had left but few furrows upon , her noble brow. She had evidently been ' beautiful, but her whole countenance nnnri n n l,AM I ''Tis the same face, the same voice,' he mutterreu. 'Due now can x ten Jier aus u & . -w t.,". ".. . aUV coiuiuir uas burprisuu vou, nu doubt, but you little know how much 1 , have longed for this day, for any day in ' ,. , T , . . , , J J which I can reclaim my child.' ' ,Y , , , iA th ni(.i1om:,f, w:id- 'Your child.' said the alchemist wild- j 'Yes, Irene entrusted to your care. Yu surely have not forgotten me?' no. 1 we.H remember you.' 'Then where is Irene? why is she not , ?, ' ' Qone, gone alas ! that I should live to tell the tale. 'Gone? what mean you, man? Tell me, I implore you, where is she? She has not left you or you have not deserted her?'' 'But last night she was in this very room. 'Then wberO IS she now! Keep me no longer in suspense.' t ''Pull lior Hinrmn fnr T Anm nnf. ' " i i " " uw. Tj.. f,,rnf n,1:l.i.iv fn fhr. oln serVant her face was very pale, and her xeartui story.' The servant carried the lady from the veth in nJr nf rocirrnnti'nn Tlio n1rltnm. ! hnr Thorn hn. rosnlrorl nlnn nftrr nlnn "there is the StrOnchold of AlphonZO." 'e111 l? ?cf ,ifr TinnL- iha rrrnx, lio frrttn Mo Krnu in KJo r?n1 V.nf oil trorn HjimJcjoI fil "Bllt T SGe DO CntraUCC That is OnW WaS itJV UUU UUVli bUV ili f UUil A X V AAA Ki itJ Wl U II A LA Ai 1 U AJ 11IU lUU Ull H V U v .3 lit o r f ? J ! '. . . u when VOU room as the alchemist fell back upon his 'You ?' couch, and the big tears rolled down his 'Yes. This moruing, for some fancied cheeks. Irene was the only being he had neglect of mine, Alphonzo struck me. I ever loved, the only one who would shed : would have driven this dagger to his a tear for him when he should be taken heart as he Ptood in the middle of his away. All his love ruhed back upon band, but I thought of another and no him as he thought of her love and beauty, bier revenge. An Italian never forgives while a cold shiver ran through his frame a blow. I will guide you and such force a3 he thought of the fate that awaited her in the hands of the bravo. What could he, an old man, do against hearty way. 'Signor, I am.' 'You have a daughter, Irene.' 'Why do you ask me?' 'Because I come to demand her in mar- riage. 'Marry Irene V 'Yes old man. I have known her long and well, and have found in her virtues i.o it-nn'rl r.,nn o fhrnno T l,nvn l.r consent to ask yours for an union.' 'And who are you?' 'I am Henri, Viscount of Chantry, son of the Duke of Feuelon,' said the young man, drawing himself proudly up. 'Viscount of Chantry V 'Yes. I wooed and won your daugh-. ter, Irene, as a poor fisherman. Last . , m f:lth arr;vnd :M t!lig e;tv and has generously given his consent to my union. All wo ask now is yours. 'Alas 1 it is impossible.' 'Impossible! what mean you?' 'Irene is no longer in my dwelling.' 'Not here ? Why, how pale you look. What is the matter with her? She is not ill V 'A worse fate than death awaits her. 'Worse than death ! what can that he?' 'This morning she was forcibly seized and torn from this house by Alphouzo the bravo.' 'The bravo V Yes he dared last night to offer him self to me as a suitor for ray daughter's hand, I scornfully rejected his oase ad vabces, though he would have bribed me with gold. In revenge he this morning carried her off.. You know what fate a lono can await her.l I do, I do,' said nenri, in a broken voice, 'would that I had been here. But,' said he. startinir un, 'this is no time for it inaction. I will save her though 1 per- y 0 l r ish in the attempt. 1'arewen, oiu man.- . . . .. -r-i 11 11 I will return before to-morrows sun is two hours old with your resoued daughter. Fear nothing for me.' " 'God speed you,' said th .alohomiht, fas the young man dashed from the room ous. Parts of the canal were obstructed j love; but how have I treated you since 'but stay one moment. Ah, he is gone, by ruins that had fallen into it.- Huge y0a were born I Listen to my sad story, But what avail would it be to inform now piles of stone, in some places, threatened jrene before youjude. A look of un that she is not my daughter? He will , to dash the boats to pieces-while on the qvc . lftd ,fl ag sit. i 1 1 i i .i . t i nor wealth.' Henri had rushed down the stairs, out of the door, and thrown himself into his gondola almost without a thought. Then r r for the first time the nature of the service he had undertaken flashed through his, una mac sne is not Dencatn mm in rans,uaUi, iuuiuiS tower aim cu.uipa.- j mind. He knew, as all did at that time, his example. They landed at what ap i the terrible nature and the fierce cour-'pearcd to have been steps, but now so ace of the chief of the bravos. He knew broken as to be almost useless,. With that he must have concealed Irene in one of his many secret places, where he could defend her with all the power of his out-J lawed band. To discover the hiding plaoe was as difficult and dangers as the attack upon it would be. He knew not how to proceed. He reached the man- v. 1 1 1 1 A nvnnnl nnfnviVl li ci AAtll announced that an ill-looking man! m m . ueiow acsireu 10 sec nun msiuuuy upuu tt.-: i instantly upon ri frave orders iiijuuiiuul uuainuss. liumi iruvu uiucia . tor his admission; he waitea tor a moment, when a tall, herculean built man entered! , ' . , , , . , , . the room. A dark hat concealed the up-! nor nnrt of his face, white round his per part inoutu no had tied a lare handkerchief, When the servant had withdrawn he turn-' ed to Henri. 'Are you the Viscount of Chantry?' 'I am.' 'You love Signorina Irene, tho daugh- tcr of Gueppo, the alchemist I' And what is that to you?' 'Much. Would you recover her?' 'I would shed the last drop of my blood to rescue her.' ''Tis well. She is now in the hands of Alphonzo, the Spaniard.' 'She is.' I am one of his band.' 'You ?' 'Yay, start not, I came hero to serve you. Listen. This morning Alphonzo ! seized the daughter of Gueppo as she stood by her father's door. I was one of those who rowed life large gondola. She was taken to a most secret hiding place; she is there now.' 'I had supposed as much.' 'As yet she has not been harmed. This day Alphonzo is obliged to perform i a service for a wealthy duke, but to night he will return to accomplish his fell de signs. The Signorina must be rescued to-night; or all is lost.' 'But how can this be done? Hew can this hiding place be discovered?' j 'I will guide you to it.' every preperation, aud shall expect you hero at the time appointed. Till then farewell.' The bravo left the room. The hour had arrived and Henri stood in front of his father's mansion waiting the arrival of the bravo. Near him, in some large gondolas, concealed by the ..irfnine worn ?i nnmhr.r of mtnincrs and j soldiers well armed and eager for the conflict. Just as Henri was beginning to doubt the bravo's promise he camo to wards him. 'I was detained to accomplish a work of Alphonzo's,' said he, as if in apology. 'You are not late. Are you ready?' 'I am. Will you accompany mc in my small gondola? lean guide you bet ter in this let the others follow us close- 'I will accompany you but let us hasten.' T?orvi11if nintnn lito nl-rlnrc fn lito lllfln ! tt-: iMi. - - " ; the bravo had already taken his station. For a long time they rowed in silence. The shades of cwilight became fainter and rit'flll IMMIIl'fl Illlll I. III! 1111. II UI1I1I. WHIM M I fainter, while the darkness of tho night increased. They passed through the prin ' r" " cipal canals, and entered a portion of the city unknown to Henri, lhe darkness had increased so rapidly that he could hardly see the tall form of tho bravo as he quickly plied his oar. At length he spoke: "Are wo almost there ?" "Not yet, signor. This is open sailing here in comparison to what it soon will be." The other boats are following us ?" They are; but I am fearful that the" will find it difficult iu a few moments.", j i - 'fhug saying he gradually slackened . : . . . ; uia speed 0f his boat. Slowly and cauti- 0uslv did ho advance, scarcely dipping hi3 par in the water. The boatsihat lol Jowed observed.. and imitated his caution. The place indeed appeared to bo danger 1 U1 UIILCO, J.X SUllUUt CUIUIUU 1VUI11 , ' - " and as you may need to tlio strongnoiu ot Al- no nau evuiunuy pauscu ro usien to tne i Tear3 s to be rewarded " he T .1 111 I 1 I L. . I .J ... . I -I L. I X A A I phonzo. Once there tho arm will be noise in tho tar oti room. With a scream "Gold, "0ld, bright rr0ld, and swuuir luuii uu visa iuc ua"iiui iu uio uuu-i j-j ...... uu. uw , te tiiinf ISiirn nn tirn 1 t i. : i j i ed ready to fall and crush them. Amidst all these obstructions the bravo steered the boat as if ho had long been accus- 'tomed to traverse the way. Suddenly f he stopped his rowing and turned irned the boat to the shore. The others followed difficulty they aseended, and when they , stood upon the firm bank Henri looked eagerly around. Before him wcro the . ruins of an old palace. The marble walls 'were almost level with the ground it seemed indeed a confused heap of columns ana arencs; it was as suent as a tome Tl TTIHSM ni III I l)S "That was once a palace of the Cenci. vaults- Beneath it are large and spacious within these ha3 Alphonzo made hi j-.chku iu h ifiv- -c'Uu., tfMo T1?,a AinT,nn mn,io m fnr. nwmu mov ..i,uvu 1 iui none. "How can we gain an entrance ?" Tk;a ; m,r ni.,n- T of mn-f nf fli ln:s is my plan. .Let mot ot tbo men go to the front. I will jjive them a password which will secure their admis- sion. They will enter the common ban- Squeting hall where all the band in .the j ruins will be assembled; they must be slain or made prisoners. lou, signor, come with me. Wo want a few men. I will lead you to a secret entrance that will conduct us to the chamber where your destined bride is confined. Is the ' plan a good one ?" "It is indeed. But let us hasten, we have not a moment to lose." The orders were given, and the major part of the band marched to the secret entrance that led to the large hall. Let us follow the movements of tho bravo and Henri. Rapidly marching towards an ansle in the wall they found themselves before a marble column which still lifted itselt as a sorrowful witness of the univer sal desolation. The bravo raised a trap- aoor at wiu uutic ui coiumn ana re vealed a flight of steps, down which the whole party rapidly descended. They passed throueh a long, vaulted passage until they reached the end of it A door opens here by a spring," whis pered the bravo. At this moment they were startled by a piercing shriek from a woman, mingled with yells and cries at a great distance off, which indicated that the first band had already obtained an entrance. "Tis Irene s voice, said Henri. "Confusion ! I cannot find the spring. Hear the loud shouts of your brave sol diers. A moment and we are lost. Ha, I have it, I have it." The bravo threw open tho door and the party dashed into tho room. Irene was struggling in the grasp of Alphonzo, threw herself in Henri's arms ,vno are Jou wno aare lnu3 a"aCK lilt .11 Tt ! Atpnonzo, tue uravo i ucwaro ot my vengeance. "JTo Tio AlnlinnTn " cTinnfol i Jio lit-o i "your last hour has come-remember the blow you gave me. This is au Italian s vengeance !" And springing forward ho plunged his suiciiu ucrp uuu wiu uuumo uan, uu .i .. i i- t- . i i. i i t ..mm mm a . fell without a groan on hu wasted apm Qnd stjrrcd th(J cQals "On, on," cried the bravo "on, com- ! with difficufc cnerfrj; for a moment ho rades, your brothers call. Death to the i00ked upon the boiling liquid; the rod followers of Alphonzo !" dropped from his nerveless fingers, and They dashed through the passage way, " hc feu back upon h;5 back upon his couch along the vaulted hall into the large ban- ( ejc3 scemed starting from their sock queting room. The battle was dreadful. cs 2jc was dead. The bravoes were more numerous than had been supposed, and fought with dea- ncnri and jrenc sat iocthcT irj tIl0 peration. They had almot gainod the room wiu.rG Trnn iind ilfiifi thc ;ntnrv?ftW. ! upper hand when with loud shouts Henri's 1 11 1 111. a 1 J .3C I band dashed through tue door and nercc My attacked them. Well did they main , tain the reputation they had acquired in those blooody times, but it was all in vain; their boldest were in a few moments slain, and the remainder of the fearful and mur derous band surrendered themselves as 'prisoners. j. lie moruing sun n;iu risen urignu inu glorious as Henri conducted Irene to the dwelling of the Alchemist. The night passed before they had been able to leave the rums of the palace, fsow bright and mirthful they parted, with a promise on Henri's part that they should meet again. Irene passed in at the open door and soft- 'ly ascended the stairs that led to her fathers room. As she passed Bianca's , room she heard her faithful nurso weep ing and lamenting. She opened the door . and entered. Bianca started back in al- i arm when she saw her, but the nest mo- i e l j ur. 0. . J T r T , ,. see you again; how happy you look; I W w V W V mr w w was telling your mother "My mother !" said Irene, starting. "Yes your mother. Speak softly, she is asleep Holy virgin! she is here." Irene turned quickly around. Before her stood a lady whose eye was red and swollen with weeping Hor cour.tenanoe was very pale, aud bore an expression of i . - i t r.ii i. gentleness ami iovc. aiu iu l iue room rolling before her; stio wouiu nave lullen II . . 11? l.i hnfc liiaiiaa caugbt ner. "My mother!" she murmured. "Yes, Irene, your living mother; who now,aftorycare of separation, claims you as her child. I do not, Irene dcserTe jour . nnnneUn Tr.nn ... w i... stor- - c y "I will not recount to you, my dear Irene, any of the events of my life bq.oro nj sixteenth year; suffice it to say, that 1 was yung a"a luouguucss. me that I was beautiful. While travel ing through Italy with my father, I first met your father. He was the third of the Duke of Dedington. We met, and from the first moment we loved each oth er. Day after day passed, and still wo met and parted. At length he told me of his love, and I made him the same con fession. Well knowing that our parents would bitterly oppose the match, for I bad already promised a wealthy baronet, we determined to be married privately. could be no longer concealed. stayinc at a mend s near uenoa. were born. My husband toot Jou ufc a ew hours after you first saw ligh't t0 a jeweller's wife wlio promised J " - e t,n for a large sum to bring you up as hers. t - I ' 'lirnn trnnlra n I nr f TTO loir I rn I T --v. For many ynars we lived separately in lno-lnrirl ATv lmslnnd's brothers died , lngiaua. my nusnanu s nrouiers uit-u, 1 and he became the Duke of Dedington. , J hen our happiness was publicly acfcnowi- edged. But our marriage was of short duration; a fever destroyed my husband before I had becn a month a dutchess. I have passed over all the events that oc curred after I left Italy until my husband became the duke: but I must tell you the agony I endured in being separated from you. The goldsmith's wife wrote to me concerning you, but suddenly her com munications abruptly ceased, and a letter from her husband informed me that she was dead. After this I heard no more of you. In vain I wrote; I received no an swer to my repeated letters. I was not rich cnongb then to tako a journey to Italy. The time rolled slowH away; my husband became a duke, and I a widow. Then the love I had cherished in my breast so long for you, my daughter, burst forth. I felt that I could notfilve without you. I came to Genoa; to my horror the goldsmith had left that city. I heard that he was in Venice; I came hither, aud yesterday morning I found in Gueppo, the alchemist, and learned, that you had been torn from him. Since that awful moment I have not. slept. I could but think of you, and picture you in my mind. My desertion of you has no excuse but that of strong necessity; can you forgive me T'l 'Oly mother?" "Irene !' They were clasped in each other's arms. Above them how different was the scene. Tho alchemist lay upon his couch, gazing upon the crucible. A liquid boils and hisses within it. Eagerly does he gaze upon it, his whole frame trembling with emotions. "Ah, the labor of long, long muttered. will soon j j wiU soon become y0ung again." He mud hml nun 1 raiSpd himsnlf imon -crocforl nrn. nnd looked again upon the crucible. A ghastly pnlor spread over his countenance. Tin fl'll nn An lilo tniir.!, TJn ntlmnn. j tcd to riaCt bljt the motion increascd JlQ , s:cknessS. he Mt . ,nnir:n(T n, i,rs ,lpnrr. "Can this be death? 0 no, no, no. I am too near the summit of my wishes to , f:ul novv7 Again he rai-d liinisidf un- , with her motaen She softly whi.-percd. J "You wooed and won mc as the dawer lcss daughter of an alchemist. Will I prove less dear to you as the daughter of the Duke of Dedington !" "The daughter of the Duke of Deding ton !" "There is my mother, she will explain all. Descvted as I was in childhood, I do not regret it now, as that desertion "ha shown to me the wondrous strength of a. mother's love." BANK NOTICE, Notice is hereby given that an application will be made to lhe next Legislature of Um Slate of Pennsylvania, for the creation of corporate body, with discounting and bank ing privileges, to be located in Strouis-hurg. Monroe county, Pa. The name of the in tended corporation will be " The Sirauds burg Bank," and lhe amount to he one hun dred thousand dollars with authority to in crease the same to two hundred lhiusfrd. Sydenham alton, Stogdell Stokea, bilas h. Drake, Jhti Kliuur, Joseph Tiach. James 11. Walton, Robert U. Deuuy, J. H. Stroud, S. Stoker, C U. Drodhead, Rvberl Boys, Wax. Wallace, Ceo. II. Millar, wimel Boys, S-irn'uel S Dre her, Frederick Kiser M. II. Dreher, Edward Brown, John I)e Young, Joseph Fpnner, Wnv. Davia, Win. L). Wahon, Stroud Hurson, R. S. Staples, Job Hoys, Balsnr Fetherman, John N. Staples, Joseph Staples, Charles Felhennan, Dinid Keller, ti. Burnett, Jacob Donuu. I Lit! VJIIUW, S. J Hilitishead. June 30, IBs;.