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TO THINE OWN SELF UE TRUE, AND IT MUST FOLLOW, AS THE NIGHT THE DAY, THOU CAN'JST NOT THEN HE FALSE TO ANY MAN."
BY ROB'T. A. THOMPSON. PICKENS COURT HOUSE, S. C. SATURDAY, MAY 1, 1858. VOL. IX. NO. 41.
SJELEQYflt? IPOIEYIRY, |
Indian Names.
Yc say?they nil liavo passed away, ^
^ That noble vaoo aucl brave ; (
That their li^lil canoes liave vanished
Front on the crested wave;
That 'mid tho forest where tlioy roamed, '
There rings no hunter's shout; J
But their name is on your waters,
Yo may not wash it out. N
c
'Tin whore Ontario1* billow,
l.ike ocean's surge is envied: i
Where strong Niagara"* thunders wake 11
The eciio of the whrld; *
AViiere red Missouri brinpeth (
Rich tribute from I he West; t
Aiul Kaj>j)aliannoek sweetly sleep* 1
On greeu Virginia's breast.
... ..... )
ip sny?ineir rone-lino cabins,
That clustered o'er tho vale, 1
llavo disappeared as wit hered leaves '
Before tlie autumn's gale; '
lint their memory livoth on your hills,
Their baptism on your slioro; f
Your everlasting rivers speak
Their dialed of yore. 1
OM Massachusetts won is it
Within, her lordly crown, I
^, And broad Ohio bears it
~ Amid his young renown :
Connecticut hath wreathed it,
n ncro nor quid lollUgO WiiVOS,
A ml bold Kentucky breathes it hoarse 1
Through all licr ancient caves.
pSOjtLLANV. !
Nollio-?My Sister. '
AVo wore poor people, reader, but our pa- '
rents always said tliey were rich in Nellie j (
and me. "Wo lived in a little gable roofed j <
nntiftOTA wlfh O rfj'ftlf ulnmnAi* ti
tmnillll^ It.
Morning glories and swcetbrier lookcil in at
all the front windows, while a great grape- '
vine, with its pnrplo clusters just out of reach )
of my hand, hugged the back wall of the '
house. '
I do not remember ever wishing I was rich
but once, and that was when 1 overheard '
mamma and papa saying how much it cost to 1
send sister Nellie to school, for she was a '
great scholar. i
?Sho was very beautiful, that sister of mine. 1
She stands before me now, so fair and lifelike, '
f though it is seven long years since the grass !
lirst grew grer i over the white hands they ' ]
folded on her bosom when she lay down under j I
. i i <
t.>*j niiiun ?> i uiivt: never scon any- 1
tiling like tho color of her eyes, unless it ho
tho brown furrows which sometimes lie heap ,<
c<l up in a belt of fur off sky just at twilight; |
and sometimes a sunbeam strays over the
half ripenod sido of a peach, and then 1 whisper
to myself, "This is like Nellie's cheek."
Ilavo you ever seen water lilies lean over
tho waves, reader, to catch a glimpso of the 1
beauty mirrored there? Well, just so fair ;
and fragile in tho sculpture like delicacy of (
" its proportions was the form of my sister N'el- i
iic- . . ! i
Let nic see, it ma. I bo eight years this very j
month since the occurrence of that event | :
which braided such bright flowers of hone 1
and love in the life warp of my Nellie. 01), ]
such dark clouds?such black, surging bil- '
lows ! She had gone out to walk, for she was >
very fond of solitary pedestrian excursions. ]
The dr y was declining, and mamma had (
grown somewhat uneasy at hor protracted absence,
when we heard the wicket open suddenly,
and quick footfalls along the gravel 1
walk. The next moment there was a loud
imperative knock at the front door. Mamiv.n
opened it, then staggored buck with very |
pule cheeks at the night it revealed.
Nellie was lying, white and deathlike, in j
the arms of a young gentleman, her long nut .
brown curls floating away from the pallor of!
her cheeks,and well nigh sweeping the ground
" So, madam, yonr danghtor is not dead-? J
not even injured?she has only fainted," said
the young man, answering the quostion he
read in mamma's eyes, but which her litis
could not consummate. "A little care will I
soon restore her." 1
He carried my sister in, mamma leadinc i
the way, and laid hoi-down on theloungoin i ]
the bedroom. T hovorcd anxiously about lior,
while mamma bathed her temples with earn*
{>hor, and tho gentleman chafed her cold
lauds, meanwhile explaining the oiroumstan- '
ces which had occasioned her fainting. Ho 1
wan riding hastily home to his lather's, when j
his horso, a high spirited animal, tool' fright }
at something in tho road, and dashed oll'head- ,
long with his driver. On turning a sharp
angle in the road ho came so suddenly upon
my sister as to knock her down, and then he 1
sprang from his horso, and, raising her, dis- "
covered that sho had fainted; and tho dark, t
fine eyes of tho gentleman expressed morb of 1
i regret at the circumstance than ovontho gracu i v
ful apology which he offered mainma. .
\r!,ll ltf- i?.i -i?i-. t---'- 1
t. um, iiiw iiiv vujgu u|>piu<i oiuwiy uuuii iv
* Nellie's cheek, and shooponcd hor brown eyes
and stared wondoringly around her. In a
few moments sho sat up, with mamma's awjj "
about hor waist, and replied to the eager inquiries
of tho gontlomau that she felt quite
woll.
I romemborod he remained with her until
she had walked twice across tho room, to assure
him 8he was entirely recovered, and then
with another long admiring glance on hor
face, he hade us farewell.
Tho n**t day tho stranger stopped nt the
door u utOiiieiii, i? iiii|uiru if my siaior was
quits woll after hor recent fright, and, on tho ?
miDsoquont one, a magnificent bouquet wujj ?
loft fov Miss Graham, with the compliments j
of Bdward Preston attached to the card which
accompanied lh* rich oxotios. Wo know, f
thon, that the gentleman was the son of old I
Squiro Praeton, who livod iu tho tall mansion i
on tho hill, with tho groat pillars gloaming
out, white and ghostly, from tho jo?nmin? (
and roses -vhich eoilod lovingly around them. ?
A proud, OXeluxSvn fnmllv worn
mingling vory little with the society in th-a
village. " Edward was ijovor a bit like thorn,'' c
Nollio said, with n bluish. Tboy had been c
playfollowfl in childhood. i
A few day? after, Nellie and I went out.-to u
k, tako a walk at sunset, aud Mr. 1'roston c#mo ^
very suddenly upon us. I could uot help ad- j
Ulil'inff tllrt fvinrtlv irrnnii *v??K n/kl/.l.
C3 'V f?" "VM ug nr I
tea his hat and asked permission to eccom- a
ywiny uu to toligM o)ovfttjoi? uot ft\r off, vrbiol *
?
?o said, would nut only afford a tino viow of
he sunset, hut furnish usapicturo of oxtpii- i
ito landscape beauty.
OfenurtfC, Nellie and 1 could not dcelino
his imitation, and the young man was very
tareful in assisting us, particularly my sister
>Ver every stone and obstacle in the road.?
Vnd then how charmingly he. talked, getting j
nrreptitiou* tlances of Nellie's face at ail <
j,,,,. Hint ln.A?.l o,. 1
w.i.v utyv tuav IV/UIVV/U ov Ol i V 11111,
vith the 'lying day beams flitting, like ui?;els'
finders among her brown curls.
Mr. Weston accompanied us home that
light, and when ho hail said "flood evening."
ind left us, I turned back on the door step, ami |
iaW him standing very .still, watching N'cllie
ill tho while. I told her, ntul the crimson
W ilted iuto her cheeks as sho said, " Don't
.v.vi. \ J? >?
UWIV, iVIUlll', UUI1 I.
The next day, there enmo a very richly
K)iiml volume of " Tennyson's Poems" for
ny sisior. " Miss Nellie, from Iter friend
GiWard," was written, in a beautiful hand,/
?n tlie flyleaf of the cover.
But niamina looked very grave when slie
saw these, and that afternoon she and Nellie
iad a long private conversation. I only overleard
theso words: "llcmcmher, my child,
hat the proud father would never consent to
tis marrying the daughter of poor and humtie
parents. Education and natural rcfinenent
of taste and feeling would vainly plead
ii vnni* f-u'rn' Wa.\H1? ?
.. ,v%ii ( uii 11 v/uuu uiiu suv;iai uicvuuuu
oust lie tlio dowry of the wmnnu who mar ie?
the ?on of Suuiro Preston."
What a sensible woman 1113' mother was!
ind so ladylike, too. I always thought Xelio's
gentle, graceful manner was her bequest.
[ went into the room, after mamma had left
t, and found Nellie crying; one hand was
ver i?ur ^vcn, nut x COUIU woo HiO touvu irav'ling
fast through lior fiugera. Tho hooks
ivere wrapped in tho white paper which had
jnvelopcu them when they were rccoivoil. I
guessed, thou, that fdie intended to return
licin, and wished that beautiful gentleman
lad given them to me. I'd like to see me
jiving them back if lie had!
The next afternoon brought with it Mr.
Preston. I don't know what Nellie " id to
nim, but she came into the bedroom \vhero
minima and I sat, looking greatly agitated,
nul said, "mother. I have done as you wiahiil
...irl ?i... i.?..i.... !...? i.~ ...:n .. .?
.V?u? .?W? tuv , IJUt UU Will IKll
roccivo thom, ami lie requests that you will
favor him with a private interview." Mamma
rose up, ami walked into the little parlor,
xnd Nellie paced up and down tlio room with
two bright stain* in her chucks, .find when I
?poke to her, she did not hear, until 1 had repeated
my question twice, and then she starred
and staved at me, saying, " Don't talk to
no now. little sister, don't 1
Mamma's low voice floated to my ear, and
<o did the gentleman's more dis inetly, fur
the parlor was not very far off; iiud, at last,
i ncura nun say, in u low, emphatic voice,
replying to some remark of hers?" As \f
wealth, or social elevation, Mrs. Graham,
tvcrc to be brought into comparison with
your peerless child. I ask, L desire no
lowry but her matchless self. No false
ideas of social rank or equality can influence
me in this matter. Your daughter is all 1
joliuit.. Do not, ni)7 dear madam, darken
my entire life by a refusal." There was a
-..j ...i? - 1
[mu.iv, ?1IU, tt IIUI1 mil III 1IIU, S reply CilUIC, It
was spoken so low that I could not. underhand
the words ; but, in a short time, she
rcturi. I to the bedroom, saying to Nellie,
!< My child, you have my consent to answer
the question he "'ill ask you on my return
is you like."
How solemn mamma spoke..
"And papa?" asked Nellie, eagerly,
ihouirh she blushed vervred.
IV J
u 1 will talk tho matter over with him
'.his evening," said mamma, smiling qulet'y-.
. "
Nellie knew it was settled then. Papa
jeuundly thought as mamma did.
* * * * *
" Goodness alive ! What do I hear ! Is
tho boy mad '( Going to marry John Graliam's
daughter, who couldn't raise three
thousand pounds 1" and, in tho extreme
bntwr wllioll !?*> Imm nnnJ/M<iAl.il!<".
monstrous a fact elicited, old Squire Treason
sprang from his easy chair, utterly obivious
of gout, rheumatism and a formidable
array of other ailments, which found
i permanent localization in his corpulent
iclf, and commenced pacing rapidly his
wife's apartment.
"I know it, John; the news has really
>vercoine me, I doubt whether my nerves
Prill ever rocover from the shock ihey have
his mnrnino r<>r?r>ivr><l I" otwl !..?
n ,n"J
oancd back on the lounge with an air and
ligh, oxpressivo of siich entiro physical and
nontal prostration that it was really quite
iffccting tobeholu I.cr.
" Well, well, wifo ! ejaculated the squire
?who, it must be confessed, did not seeui
io deejiiy impressed by his wife's mclanilioly
situation nx tho circumstances seemed
-o require?"the fact is, it won't do to be
allking about 'nerves' now. The boy's of
J -i ?-l 1
hmu uiuoriiuiateiy no can act as lie
ikes, and all I can do or say won't nmko
his confounded matter a whit better. I
an cut liim off with a shilling, but "
lcrc the squire's voice wan not so emphatic;,
illy belligerent, " ju know he's all we've
;ot, Aurelia, and it would be a tough thing
o do that. But wo must circumvent him
lOllie W?1V. Rv fnir nirtnna nr Tinl. \vn rrmat.
irovent hiH marrying that girl. Ugh ! it!
nnkes rae sick to think of it." j
" Yes, wo must prevent it," said the la-!
!y on thu luunge, with more animation than
icr reecnt exhaustion would have seemed
o warrant. " It would, certainly prove the
Icath of mo to bo brought into intimate
jontact with such pcoplo. What a shockngly
plcbcan taste Edward must posscus !
md ho can have his choice among the
wealthiest of th? land; and just returned
'roin collcgo, too, whero his oarccv lifts been
o brillinnt, to throw hiiriself away on John
>rajjnnt's 'Juvghter! Sbc is & little beau
*
ty, though, that Nellie Graham?there's
no denying it. I've seeu her tit church
sometimes, and wondered at Nature's making
such a mistake as to lavish that world
of loveliness where it would remain hidden
under a cottage."
" We must get him out of her way without
letting him know our object in doing
so. That'll be tho first stroke towards accomplishing
our cud," interrupted the
sijuire, whose gouty extremity was perpc- j
tinting astonishing pedestrian feats that !
morning. " And," here the squire's tone !
sank significantly, "didn't you, wife, imi-!
tate handwriting remarkably well when I
, lirst knew yon
! "Yes," said the lady, as a dim perception
of her husband's meaning broke into
her mind, " I was always peculiarly dexterous
at executing fac xiniiles. Besides
j that, I would do anything to save my fainij
ly from the disgrace of such a mt sulh'mire,
I "Then? I have it," said the snuire.
! with an exultant chuckle, us he brought
down his hand on the. rosewood table.
:|e * * * *
" Oil, now ! do speak a movccliccry farowell
than that, my Nellie, or those brown
tear filled eyes will haunt mo all the time I
j am gone. You know, darling, L would not
j leave you, but the call is really an ijiipcra[
tivc one. I stood out against it as long as
I could; but my father's rascally agent has
! involved the whole business in sn many
I perplexing contingencies that nothing but
I personal supervision will disentangle it.?
' My father's health will not admit of his
I going, and I had not the heart to refuse his
| solicitations, when joined with my mother's,
j though they were complied with at a great
: if "
IVVJOU I ij IIIJOUll.
" Ami you have done just what my own
i heart approves, Edward," said my sister, hs
, she crushed down the sob which was vising
! to her throat. " ' am heartily asharicd of
myself for betraying this weakness, but,
j somehow, a foolish, undofinablc fear has
i been haunting my spirit for the last wee!-,
j and 1 have looked forward to this parting
j with strange dread."
I " And it has written itself so legibly on
; your sweet face, my beloved, taking away
I all the brightness of your old time smile,
j l)o let mo see it once before I go. Can it
I be possible ! the clock is striking eight!?
j Where has the last, hour gone '( 1 have to
j say good bye to my father and mother; and
! the stage leaves in twenty minutes. Nellio,
{ for my sake, take good care of yourself.?
w lieu tnc springtime clothes with her
green the trees that are now browning in
the autumn breath, 1 will return to you;
ami then ! oh, that blissful and then ! for
wo shall r.ever part no more. Good bye
j for a little time, my Nelliei*
'* Good Lye, Edward; and may God,
whose lilue sky will still be above us, keep
you from all evil \'J
Kdward Prestort drew the fair, unlifted
brow, very tenderly to his lips, and the next
moment lie was gone.
Ay, Nellie (Iraham, well may you stand
under that old vine girdled portico, with
the tears dripping hotly through your small
fingers, and the shadow that has been tracking
you fur this many a day, lying down to
sleep heavily on your heart, for the darkness
will soon be closing around you, and
tho waters going over your head.
*****
" No letter yet, papa?" and Nellie stole
out of the room, in the sombre late autumn
twuigni, 10 weep an aione, ior J'<awaru nau
been absent, a month, and Nellie had not
heard from him during that time.
" No letter yet, papa?" another month
had passed; the snow lay white on the
ground, but it was not whiter than Nellie's
eheek, as she slowly left the room, and
mamma followed her with sad, tear filled
eyes.
" There! a letter for yon at last, my
child," spoke the clad, hearty tones of my
father; and he laid it in. Nellie's eagor
hands. Another month had passed, and
sho was lying on the lounge in mamma's
bed-room \ but her checks wore the liuo of
the pillow no longer.
How the white fingers trembled as they
toro away the seal. A moment after, tho
rose's hue died out in Nellie's cheek, and
a shriok arose (the memory of whose ex
ceeding anguish, though six long yeans lie
between the hour of its birth and tho present,
well nigh palsiea tho bund that now
scckh to record it) from my sister's lipt?,
and she lay sonselcss on tho floor. I cannot
paint you a picture of those dark, dark
hours, render; for tho tears blind my eyos
_ 1 1 -i ? - "?
no, my ilium lorgois lis cunning, anil my
pen refuses to do its work.
Very brief, and very bitter, was tlio letter
that camo to Nellio, telling her in n few
cold sentences that the dream of his youth
had passed ; that thohoartof Kdword PrcsI
ton now quiekciied with lovo for another,
far, far above the beautiful cottage girl, and
ho asked her to release him from the cnI
gagement ho had rashly made, and the
vows ho had curscd himself for speaking.
Mr. Prcr.toa (live yourself no further
uneasiness wtin regard to tno engagement
formerly existing between us. 1 cancel it
thin moment, aim am greatly obliged to you
(mnoe you have proved thus inconstant) for
affording mo an opportunity of doing so.
Yours, Km,f.n Graham.
In tlint brief note, written the next day,
mv sister Nullio "slaved all the hotMW of her
future." I romembor how ?ho pressed
down her Buiall throbbing fingcra on the
paper^ so thct^Edvrard ProsioD should nCv
?? . 1.1 ... . 1
cr dream tlmt the lift nil which wrote those i
cold words quivered, or that the. heart ' 1
whose pride dictated them was breaking ! <
******
"Annie, my little pot sister, as T used to '
call you, you will not at 1 ist look coldly on ! ,
mo; toll u\c what is it that troubles you ?"
I had gone out in the woods a little way i
from our house, that fair May afternoon to
have a cry all by myself, for sister Nellie
had been telling me, that very afternoon,
that she was going home, in a little while, !
ana when the long grass strayed over her
little grave, I must be a good girl to papa
and mamma, and take her piaffe with them
and at last wc might all come to her.
Ft was a favorite haunt of Ncll'Vs, that
little woodland bower, where the t. ll trees \
leaned over and wrapping their long arms j
lugumer, loriiu'.u .i aarit green wall tlirougli
which the suu could not find a playing
place. There Edward Preston eanie suddenly
upon me. Had one risen tip ghast- ;
ly and sheeted from the dead, I could not :
have been more startled, more she eked i i
But he advanced toward me, and then
all the wrong that he had done to me and j
mine, all the horror, all the loathing with 1
which I had grown to associate his name, j
rose up to repel his approach, and, spring- i
ing up, 1 answered him?
"(Jo away, go away, you bad, wicked j
man ! You shall not touch me. vou who i
wrote that awful letter, you who have killed
my sister Nellie. Oh, as inamnia says,
"You may go unpunished for a season, but
your sin will surely find you out.' '*
J stopped short, trembling in every limb, '
utterly confounded at the anathemi/.ing tor- j
rent which was issuing from my lips. Kd- i
ward Preston's eyes were riveted in wild :
bewilderment on my face.
"1 will solve this mystery if Cod grants i
me another hour of my life," came, after ]
a momentary pause, from bet ween his com- j
pressed lips ; lie wheeled suddenly round i
and rushed in the direction of our cottage. !
(Mnllint VnllSnt ..... i i - i
'v...v . aiviiiv . jj*j Muiiuium . uijr UU' i
loved! Oil, to find yon once more, and '
thus !" And Edward Preston sprang into '
mamma's bedroom, regardless of her presence?sprang
to the bedside of my uncon- i
scions sister, for her physical being was too
weak to sustain the shock of his presence.
The young man wrapped his arms round
her, and laid his head on her bosom. "Nellie,
darling," he said, in a voice pathetically
tender, "open those brown eyes and look
at me once more. There has been a long
ilrivirlftil ahoddii' liflfnmm. iui T ....1. ....
tell nio you did not write that cruel letter."
And at the sound of that beloved voice,
Nellie's brown eyes unclosed and roamed
eagerly over the gin tinman's face. She
opened her lips, but the words had no audible
birth, for she hud not strength to
consummate their utterance.
"Mr. Preston !" Mamma's voice was
gentle, but very firm, for the surprise and
bewilderment which Edward Preston's abrupt
entrance had momcntariliy bequeathed
were now vanished. "Before anv fur
thcr communications take place between ,
my daughter and yourself, I desire a private
interview with you in the parlor.? ;
The mystery which surrounds your conduct i
must be revealed. It may bo, we have mu- i
tually suffered wrong. Nellie, my child,
trust your mother"?for mamma read the
prayer in my sister's enjjcr yes.
"Yes, trust her, Nellie, even as I do, for
very foul wrong must have been done to
both of us," said Edward Preston, as he j
bent fondly over my sister for a moment, j
and then left the room with mamma.
"Nellie, my sweet girl, I restore him to
yon, true and worthy of your love as he
was when you plighted him your troth,"
said my mother, as she returned to Nellie
after a half hour's absence, accompanied
by Edward Preston.
"Oh, an enemy has done this !" ejaculated
the young man, as he looked with a
mournful fondness on Nellie's thin, pale
face. "Curses on liim for the bloom ho has 1
taken from those chcoks. If I could only j
find him !" And his brow darkened.
"Vengeance is mine ; I will repay, saith i
the Lord," came iow and impressive from j
my mother's lips.
"Oh, Edward, it is enough to feel that:
you arc here ! to know you are true to 111c! I
I cau forgot and forgive all who have i
wronged us now !" and Nellie's thin lingers
floated among the short brown curls, I
--,1 it- 51- <? > I
ituu niu Bisiuo oi lormer times rippled thro |
the bed of dimples round hor lip?, as licr !
brown head was pillowed ou the bosom of
Kdward J'reston.
That night all was revealed. That cruel
letter, which had well-nigh broken Nellie's
heart, was the offspring of another
brain than that of Edward Preston's; and
the brief, cold epistlo in Nellie's dclicato, 1
Italian hand, telling him that another love 1
brightened tho hearthstone, where the t
flames of girlish fancy which he had kindled
had died out forever, furnished a complete
solution to Edward Preston's long t>ilcncc.
"Nellie, darling, do not tell me so I I 1
cannot "bear it! O God ! my God ! spare 1
her to nte !" and tho strong man bowed his :
head on his pillow, and sobbed in the bit- j
tcrness of bin heart like a very child.
And Nellie twined her small transparent 1
(ingcrs within his own, and talked to him |
lung and lovingly of the bright home, and 1
the white plains, out of which rise the ever- \
lasting hilts to which she was going before;
and Edward Preston's sobs grew hushed
.1.1 1 >1-^ l
ihjmji'j mm iow Buouimg toicc, wmcn seem-1
el already to hove oaupM porno what of tti$'
melody of mpoln, and at last he lifted lug
liead and eaid, "Nellie, dearest, as you
would have borne my name, upon e'artllL
will you not bear it with you to that brighter
world to which our Father calling you?1'
They were married, reader. Two days
later, a fair sunset looked in with all its holy
mnilft lltimi flint Ko'.CKir. hriiii! \'/>li:?V
brow a hair flowed away from her white
11row, which the blue veins lejiiblv crossed1
low beautiful she looked in her white
dress, and the half-suiilu straying over her
lips, which the icart sometimes pauses to
the facc when the pulses are growing very
low.
Two days later, the fair May sunset looked
into that bedroom and witnessed another
bridal. Alas, alas! there were no kisses.
no smiles, only tears, for Nellie was
wedded unto death.
Seven years havr> nrnno tlnwn ?< > tlwir
graves. I sit hove in mamma's bedroom,
and the May sunset looks in at the window,
and its long golden fingers wrap themselves
round the haud which travels across my paper.
Far off, a white monument gleams
cold and ghastly through the willow that
droops hy its side. "Ellen, wife of Edward
Preston, aged twenty," i3 engraven on it.
Sister, sweet sister! seven times lias the
winter hung her white bridal sheets over
thy grave, and the spring woven her green
vestments around it ; seven long years have
the strains from the spirit lrnrp flowed over
the white fields where the burial mounds
are never hc'ip* d, and the wail of the autumn
imvbr moaned through the. breeze.
Sijuif I're-lon I '>i<- w:,,?> ioep the'*",
I.h>. i?t; iV ; i i : u.iv t' A v"
a^ro. win n ti- j'i'.utl ! < 1 y i :i l.-'v deathbed,
she sent fur me I hat fearful revelation
! But I promised to 17>rgi ve it. (iid
may (!od help me t<? lorget.
Last month, vendor, when tho stars looked
like the meek, prayerful eves of the seraphs,
out of the pale blue sk}, Kdward
I'reston and T went to Nellie's grave, and
as we stood there in the night silence, he
drew his arms around my waist, and spake
to tne : "Annie, sweet sister of mv Ndlio,
here, beside the grave where I laid her,
seven long years ago, do I now ask you to
take the plaee :n my heart which was once
hers. Annie, dearest, will you look up
with those brown eyes so like her own, and
1- il 1 "
nny wiuiuieryou can 01- n coinrortcr to mcf"
And thoro, in solemn starlight, by Nellie's
grave, 1 did look up, and my eyes
made answer to Edward Preston.
Before May takes the crown of roses from
her forehead, or the jubilee of her heart
rises into the deep chant of the summer, I
shall be a resident in his cottage, and no
voice will be lifted in scorn or disapproval
that Edward Preston has chosen the cottage
girl to solace his domestic hearth.
Look down from thy home in the henv
1 1-1 4.1 - 1 ^ * ? ? ?
en*, iiiin miuik) cut- uevouon 01 tuy dciovcu,
0 \ dlic, my sis tor !
From Wnshingtou.
Washington. April 10.185R.?The* Senate,
to-day, discussed tlui Deficiency bill.
In the House, (lie Washington Police bill
was debated, bur no action was taken on it
in either branch.
The Committee on Foreign Affairs will
make a report favoring the abrogation of the
II..I 'P?
V.CJI"!! Will W VI LIUHIJ.
Tlio Kansas ('onforeneo Committee had a
meeting 111ih morning, but failed to agree.?
At their nextmeeting will be presented as a
substitute for the Lceompton Ordinance, a
proposition that the amended ordinance he
referred to a vote of the people, and if it lie
accented, to admit Kansas to the Union by
proclamation : hut if it he rejected, that a new
Constitution ho framed, and Kansas, when
ipialilied by census and representation, be
admitted.
Washington, April 19.?It is understood
that tho original policy of the Administration
us to Utah affairs lias undergone no change.
Ex-Governor Powell and Major Ben. McCulloch
were sent out not as poaco-comioi&sioners,
but as agents for counsel and adv.ee, drying
the progress of the army. Col. Johnston
lias not been ordered to await their arrival
befovo proceeding toward Salt Lake City.?
flen. Harney Inn received his final instructions,
and will leave to-morrow for Utali.
Wasiii v>;to\\ Aprl 20.?I t tlso senate t (lay.
the Hon. Sum II u-i' >11, of Texas. introduced
his re-uln'i >:i in relation to assuming
u protectorate avy Mexico hy rhe United
States, lie 111a le a l-mjc spooeh on tiio policy
and necessity of the measure lie proposod
and hi-' resolution was referred to a select
committee of seven. The deficiency bill was
again discussed, nnd the Senate agreed to reconsider
the Pacific Railway bill, which was,
on the 17th instant, postponed until nextDecetnbcr.
Ti> tlio TTmiyA tn-il.i v M?n Kill #?<> *!.?
Government Polioo bill, was laid on the table
?and the appropriation for West Point was
discussed.
The lion. Thomin H. Florence, of Pennsylvania,
gave noti o ,> ' his intention to introdueo
a t?i!l to establish live man routes to
Europe, on the -an.e 1 - as inl;?ndcoutiuots
Th? steamers to u-t front New York, Ph'ladelphia,
N'ew Urlofinx tind Noit'.lk. lite
r>thor point is'not fle.i in the ilespatoh.
The Mormons.?Tho Mormons claim
4 l\Art 1 c .1 i *
IV Iiuvc 17.1/vn MHJimi'.-ri <71 Hlfir OllUlCil
scattered over tiio world. The hnvo 0f>
missionaries in Europe, and an equal number
in Africa, Asia and the l'.ieiGo islands.
They have one paper in Rait 1/ako City, issuing
4000 copies every week ; cue in Livftrn/uil
iauniniv O'} HlHl thaaI/Ih
U.J/VVMJ -i<M,VUV nCOIMJ y UIIO ill
Swansey. South Wales, one in Copenhagen,
in the Danish language; one in India; one
in Switzerland, in tho French language.?
The "Book ot Mormons" has boon trunslatod
and published in the Welch, Danish,
Prcnchj Ocm^an and Ttalian Inn^wa^es.
?. I fc~ I . . What
is to be Done in 1800
i Tfig New York Evening Post, which is
j considered par excellence (ho conservative
Abolitionist journal?ouc that boasts the
patronage of the wealthy and educated people
of the North?thus la^s down the pro1
gramme for 1800 :
j fl Wo expert to have a clear Republican
majority in the House of Representatives
of the next Congress, (the .'iOth ;) a Rc
publican ]'resident and Vice l'residcnt,
and Cabinet for 1*01, elected by the votes
of every free State, and ii clear majority in
the Senate to, at least in the 3Sth Congress
(lSO'l.) which will make the working porS
tii>n of Hie government a unit. Supposo
an act of Congress should pass, calling a
j National Convention 'to revise and uineud
the Constitution of the United States.'?
With half the determination and none of
the rascality employed by this Admiuistra4:
.. 4 ? i \ i _ - * i '
iion Hi ciirry iwo i.ecompton outrage, tno
' ( ( operation of a majority oi' tho State Legislature
might be secured, to appoint delegates
to the convention, and the convention
illicit proceed to 'amend' the Constitution
by abolishing tho slave representation and
the surrender of fugitive slaves, altering
i the apportionment to correspond, and rei
modelling the Supreme Court, so as to va|
cate the bench at once, and require new
! judges to be appointed, and then simply
i order the next succeeding election to be
i held under the new schedule. flir> rrtnfna
to be niado and elections certilied by the
President of t he Convention.
' On the 1th of-March, 1865, the Government
would be peaceably inaugurated
on the new basin, ready for harmonious and
resistless action in all its branches?legislative,
executive and judicial. And auy
minority ot States would ^ 1 themselves
without remedy or deliverance. They
wotlUI bo within the boundaries and occupying
the territory of the United States,
' and subject to all the laws thereof, as at
j present. Other nations would at once rej
cognize the authority of the government
and its right to the exercise of its own laws
within its own bounds, as heretofore. And
no power on earth could review or alter tho
, result."
We would be glad to know from tho Post,
what is to be done with the South?for she
j will then bo in the condition of a conquer
! ed province, and it. will bo necessary for
I tho North to send out several pro-consuls
j to govern us. What tribute will be reI
quired of us while we kiss the rod wielded
! by King Greeley?
Wo wish to know in order that our peo:
pie, may prepare their necks for the yoke.
' Are the people of the North mad? Wo
honestly believe they arc.?tiav. Georgian.
Latest Indian Nr.ws.?T>y the arrival
| of the 1'. S. steamer Gray Cloud, Duke,
i from Fort Myers, on Wednesday last, wo
i have late intelligence from Col. Rector.
Jiilly iiowiegs rcprcaouts himself as ready
to embark at any time, and says that he
can prevail on a party of boatmen (fourteen
warriors) to accompany him and the others
now at Col. llectur's camp, if he can find
i them.
j Several of Sam Jones' men have sigu.ued
their intention to accept Maj. Hector's
I propositions. It is generally believed, hnwj
ever, that Sam himself will not remove till
i i - .. * 11- - - - - * . i <
I iun;i:u iu ui- iii? (luiiit oi ine oayonet.
j Col. lloctor has notified the hostile Tndi!
ans that the delegation will leave Florida
i for their western home on the first day of
May, and that such of them as expect to
remove peaceably must be ready to embark
011 that day, and that the troops will bo
immediately put on the track of those who
remain.? Tampa (Fla.) Peninsular, 1 Q(fi
inst.
j III K liFTLIOIOUS AW AKKNING CONTINUES.?A
gentleman from Ohio lately stated
! that, by adding his personal observations
j to those of a friend, he could say that from
; Omaha City, Nebraska, to Washington,
there was a line of prayer meeting along
the whole length of the road; so that,
wherever a Christian traveller stopped to
spend the evening, he could find a crowded
prayer meeting across the entire breadth of
i 1 i.~ n?i ; '
mi viiot i?-|>uuiiu. xnuru is a great revival
throughout Canada, and at Quobcc the most
intense religious interest is manifested. A
gentleman, writing from Cincinnati, Ohio,
says that an extraordinary religious feeling
is pervading that city and region of country
: "Nearly all the churches arc having
extra meetings, and the attention of clergygymon
is directed entirely to preaching of
a reformatory character. There are no
leading revivalist preachers now officiating
j ill the eity, and the work seems to be. entirely
devoid of excitement or ostentation.
Denominational animosities have given way
to a feeling of harmony and co-operatiou.
The intercut appeal's to be general among
all classes. I'ergons prominent in the various
walks of professional and public life,
aro among the number that have been added
to our churches."
Dk.vt'i of a Youno Lady t\ a Bat.t,
Room.?Thursday night,aboutone o'clock,
a sad a flair took place at a ball given by tho
Do Soto Assembly, at Saranak Mali, Philadelphia.
While the ball wa* in progress,
a young woman who was engaged in dancing,
suddenly fell upon the floor. Her
companions hastened to raise h or nn trlinn
?KI
it was fonnil thnt Rhe was dond. The melancholy
oocurrenco caused a (locp impre*Rion
among the persons -<y!io were present
at the party. Tier death i? attribute^ M)
iVtneapo of tnc heart.

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