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muk'- Subscriptions for. a leaa term than
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until arrearages are paid,except at the
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iu'o'nyt.) attend to ay calls. He is thank
p.ist patrmage.
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attention, must bk post-paid.
Street, one door bthvo the Iowa JTmtse,
\VG iust receive f«*am St. Louin, a complete
i :is$ irtment of GROCERIES, which they
!i v-ry c'iMp fjr cash or country produce.
il6, 1313.
Vliraoj at Law and .Votary Pittite,
i3:.ointis»rox, Iowa,
tWc oro ii attention to all professional bu
»hi ho mn, b« 6m,*. 11. W"fc«
ail authority to admiuiitvr oaths and take
or proofs of deeds, mortgages.
•sirf^.Jta.-aey.and other instruments of wr'aing."
.,Qg tlio Court House. mar 17, *43.
vn vm,VTr: 'FKTKa'jacKg05.
Ogilvie & Co
0 W V I O & O I S S I O N
Vlj'ill r'areign ind Domestic Dry Goods
Isrj-erH. Dootsind Shoes,Nails,Iron,Sleel,
t- iVc. Also,on consignment, a choice
ni.»n-n-r--»rted Liquors,aUofwluckwUilie
crv iow i"f Cu.t'i.
i!i):niti3tan.Iuly 30,1811.-4Q»tf
TILL take notes and accounts for collection,
altcnJ o the closinR of books, and do ail
usiness i i the line of his profession, lie wni
:t as a eiural a j^nt and collector. delG
T. S. PAllVI51*
Bloomisoton,1. T.
3. U: continues to keep a Public House at «a
». Vhvutiue countv, Iowa, wher the iK'st accoin
:.ii«wm be had, between Bloomington auu
Private rooms to be hail at all times.
•:ab!ciigoaJ, and at all times furnished with
ils of proveader. HEI nvitcs a test of these
!?afs. Several eomfjrtable houses to rent.
.:-m, I.r.va, .lan 28 1912 V1*'
WQ r\
i'-i'Sont Landing* Bioomi»gtontioKa»
Liu an lersi'*nRil hiving leased his long cstah
is'.'el a-.ul will linovvn i'AVERN STAND
crai of years, and au'JiJ to it 6Uch an addition
i enable him to accommodate ravellors ond
sin a manner mare acceptable than its former
sinus vvou'u! permit, returns his thanks for the
patronage !m retofcre towed iipofi Ins house,
•iliciis a ci:itiiiuanc of the same. Having ta
•i« aland for a number of years, placing his reli
jr|ntr.)naie upon b.is merits, he is determined
liiivic, as iuroluiore. to ".rive to metit a liberal
pi'.rijn i^e by the use of every effoit to ren
"'iipstay ol'his guests pleaant and agreeable.—
A3l,C s'la'.i at a!i ti::e# b« supplied with the
'•^mukctaff.irJs, served in a style not to
"•piS't-J in any country. The BAR will b6 kept
•tal with th-.- ciioicest Wines and Liquors, and
roam h.ivinT always been quirt and free from
need not entertain
'•"'•of ilic j-at disturbance. Porters always
^lUiu e to transport baggage from and to the
.^of expense.
under his control, has
to a couple of voting gentlemen of eipe
-in :ho Sui„Lnib#, ttml w ho arc prepared with
Curin-es f..r ilu use^ind fansportion of
part of the Territory, gentlemen
•Kilfe i'ng
visit any part of the Territory,
ti.nl ot eoi:voyarie can be accommodated by
®ati«n at the lown lloine, where their wants
'i niJiately attended to*.
r, VVM. r'RYB..
April 1st 184lvl-34tf
Si uni octsti
•"P* constantly o i hand, a complete assort
i. ?v0ri' °f Drugn, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Var
'jjOjo Suiir^. 13oi)k3. Writing Taper, Warp
.-'I'^r Ink, Quills & Stationary every de
^l0ni all of which nv cfTered low for Cash or
r" ,1rt'
'e warranted of the beat qual-
3.Gin.H?ne and Seneka Snake Root taken
for l)ru-s.
O Eicckctt A. Co.,
•in:i CiHJiniission Jflerchantt,and
'Gi'ocfi'ifa and Produce,
»l i',v Chestnut, on Water Street,
\.0 iicfcr to
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"v't & On., FOSTEB & KICHHAV,
--*ik v i au,
«s*strr & Co.,
"alt for sale,
for cash b*
T. O ^ECKFTf & Co
JSy negligence in time that's past,
I hope he'll not think bard OQ,
For I will pay him well at last,
And humbly beg his pardon.
mr **•*. MI
TMe MPefinqufnt Subscriber*! SolttuQil$i
Yes, it is so I t«o years have flown,
Since first I took my paper
scarcely cones ere It is gone,*'
Like transient bhfte of taper. 3'f-'-••*••••*
ntti .•• s.' 5
a&j ^eeP Pace
(Though e'le so transitory,)
«5 i ttt ,.u "f
And pay my printer s I,,Ms, each
From the Dubuque Transcript,
iy "CAIIA."
ffee Jay-star of glory bad veiled its face
*inid all the gorgeotis splendor of an Indi
an summer. The pale moonbeams seem
ed 10 lend an air of enchantment to rust
ling leaves and faded flower, while the low
music of the winds, mingling in plaintive
numbers with murmuring Waters, at onee
fascinated and lulled the mind into sweet
t'oigetl'ulness of every care. Partially con
cealed by the dying ivy, which entwined
its tendrils around a fairy bower, stood the
slight fragile form of a female and a noBle
looking youth, apparently engaged in deep
con* ersation. The saddened countenance
of the fem.de could not be called strictly
beautiful, cither in contour or feature but
such an interesting expression of pensile
thought, such a heavenly illumination of
mind, portrayed in evety linament of the
face, could feldom be seen, at least never
The tall, manly form of the yonth, was
in striking contrast with here, and the
quirk, kindling expression of his anima
ted features and daik eye, betokened him
at onee a Southerner and could not fail to
remind one forcibly of that master spirit
of passion and poetry, Lord Byron. A
pearly tear stili lingered in the eye of the
jady. as she murmured in low musical ac
Meihink? there are sadder forebodings
arising in iny bieast, dearest Hen y, than
those resulting Irom parting only. O!
should you ever prove unfiiithftd when far
away, the cold grave woidd soon close
over the remain* of Julia Montrose 1*
The cotintenanoe of the youth under
went a deep struggle, *tn(I the tear glisten'*
ed in his eye, as he exclaimed,
Julia earth star of my brightest hopes!
my first at only love! oh, wrong me not
Pgain by a thought so unjust and fearful.—
When yon bright star shall rease to reflect
its splendor—yea, when the constellations
of heaven shali become enshrouded in the
blackness of darkness forever—when my
tongue cleaves to the roof of my mouth,
and my right hand shall forget her cunning
—then, and not till ther, can Henry Me
Ivor forget her who is dearer to him than
the vital breath of heaven. But Julia, my
own loved one, we must part for the first
lime, but fear nol, dfarest, we shall soon
meet again and let yon glittering gem,
which has been ched as a memento of iny
undying attachment, never cea?e to re
mind you, sweet one, of votif evfrr faithful
though absent Ilenrv,** and pressing her
long and fondly "to his breast, in reassu»
ratice of fidelity, he imprinted one fervent
kiss upon lier pale bfow, and disappeared
amid the rushing foilage of the gardeji.
And is he iudeed gor.e was all that
the agonized breast of Julia could utter, as
the low sigh of anguish, ami pale, death
liko brow, told too plainly the severe strug
gle of the mind in this first sad parting.
Julia Montrose was the Second rhild of
fond parents and well did one so amiable
and lovely deserve alt that their affection
ate breasts could bestow. Possessed at
once of a high order of talents, a sensitive
yet sparkling mind, an amiability of tem
per which no unkindness eould oviercome,
and the sweeiest expression of counten
ance and fascination of manners, she could
nol fail to become the idolised ami sought
of 6very circle* And mauy were they who
'Twere not so sad a story.
ut now, near twice twelve months^I fiiidl
'PW- ttA«A ItAAn llflllinA
The printers have been drilling
nt! dunning negligence like mine^
And I've not paid a shilling.
For itiuny a uscles trinket s
Alas! how could I wrong the
Who Ion* has sent me weekly,
So tich a treasure! and who can
Endure such treatment irivfekly
Of lute I've sufiered much from fear,
And mental perturbation,
Lett I should sec my name appeal
In black list publication.
But thanks to Providence, most kirife
«-. And Printer's long forbearance,
11? Sff!
':0 K-(|
The bill is now five dollars—near*-
It grieves me much to ihiuk it, -j.}
W hen I have spent twice thpt. fACb y**'*
Inow will ease my troubled mind,
6y paying off uiy clearance.
^There's left me now—ah, let me se#
from wages of last winter,
bnly a solitary V,
And that shall pay the printer.
"5 -u*.t '.
How now, Signor Antonio,* (a name
mischeviously applied by the lovely girl
in honor, as she said, of Spanish relation
ship,) 'you seem very much absorbed in
reflection this evening. Permit me to en
quire if your thoughts have taken the
wings of imagination and flown to the
bright plains of Elysium 1 Or are they
still dwellers of earth, and basking in all
the sunshine of gay hopes amid the dark
eyed liouris of sunny Spain Vou seem
to realize the full force of the expression,
Paradise found at least if one may judge
by the expression of your happy counte
O Julia I brightest vision of earth! I
pray you to spare raillery this evening, for
not Paradise found,' but Paradise lost*
will be mine, unless you receive the heart
and hand symbolized as yours forever, by
this beauteous flower and falling on his
knees, in alt the ardor and earnestness of
the moment, he held up the rosebud, while
hope and fear b^ turns agitated his fine
countenance. The smiles and roguery of
the maiden disappeared, as if by rnagig, at
this serious turn of affairs. She hesitated
but one moment as if settling the momen
tous question in her own mind, then ex
tending her hand, with all the frank inge
niousness of her nature, she replied,
Kise, dearest Henry, the htart of Ju
lia is yours only, and yours furever and
well does one so generous deserve all I
can bestow.*
The joy of heaven beamed from the
eyes of the enraptured lover, at this long
wished for assurance, and imprinting love's
fiisl kiss upon her brow, he seated him
self by her side, and conversed long and
fondly with her who could now share his
joys, hi3 bright hopes, and plans for the
future—if there is any thing earthly which
seems allied in its nature lo heaven, and
the bright ones above, it is ihe fiist holy
and pure afTections of hearts thus united,
indissolubly united in love's golden chain.
—Joy then spreads her glad pinions around
the blessed objects, and Hope's light of
heaven illumines the eye. Would that it
could be ever thus but alas! it may not
be. Death may sever fond hearts thus
uni.ed or unfaithfulness may weave its
spell of enchantment in some unpropitious
hour and over the bright dream of first
affection, may rest a cloud of despairing
night, never aiommed again by one ray of
hope while the 0n[y remembrance of the
h£art-broken and wounded in spirit, is
some lingering remembrance of happi&t
days some green spot in memory's waste
of blighted hopes, which serve3, by con
trast, to tender only still more desolate the
crid desert around. But we will not an
bowed in love's homage at her feet, bat to
none of them had she ever yielded the
pri'eeleis affections of her heart until llen
ty came within the magic circle of her
love, tier acquaintance with him was of
th&t peculiar character which cotlld not
fiil to result in something more than friend
Oscar Montrose, the only and beloved
brother of Julia, had been absent to a
neighboring eity on business, and return
ing home by a pleasant, bit lonely route,
he was thrown from his horse (a spirited
animal,) while under the influence of sud
den fainiuess, caused by previous idi?po
siiton. Henry, then a stranger itr tiiat
part of the country, passing in a light
pleasure vehicle, discovered the mangled
body upon the ground, end in all the com
passion of his nature sprung from the car
riage. and despatching his servant for med
ical aid, he was soon enabled to convcy
the insensible form of Oscar to a farm
house nol far distant and a messenger
was immediately despatched for Julia, her
parents, and younger sister, being absent
on a pleasure tour at the time.
Henry became fascinated at first view,
and hour after hour would he sit by the
couch of the brother, watching with in
tense interest the graceful movements of
the fond sister, as she administered to the
wants of the invalid. Bui it was not until
the remove of Oscar home, that he dared
to breathe his ardent affection into the etr
of her who had inspired it.
It ivas a beautiful sunset, jusl after Os
car had been carried to his own quiet
home, and the calmness of eveiy tiling a
round had soothed the mind of the suffer
er into a gentle slumber. Henry, who
seldom left the bedside of his frier.d, took
up a bteautiful nosegay, prepared and laid
on her brother's pillow by Julia when
his eyfe glanced nt an exquisite rosebud
smiling amid the other Aotvers and teflec
ting upon its language in connection with
his own heart, and the fair one who had
enslaved it, he did not notico her entrance
as she walked lightly in and seated her
self by the window. She could not for
bear smiling at the deep abstraction of the
lover, and not divining its connection with
herself, site roguishly exclaimed,
Perhape a porer flow of happiness nev
er brightened the pathway of young heart*
ihau that now enjoyed by the lovers. The
recovery of Oscar rendered him able to
participate in all their sports, and pleas
ures, and not a beautiful walk or romantic
nook in all the neighboring scenery a
round, was left unexplored or unenjoyed.
Life was to them continued iun»hine,
J'f'ff» Jf
nt« *n
without a dimming cloud between.' But
we must now retrace our steps a moment,
as the history of Henry has been onlf in
cidentaliy referred to.
His mother was a Spanish lady of noble
lineage, who, suffering with other relatives
in the unjust settlement of an estate, caine
over to America with Iter only brother,
(her parents being dead.) and in one of our
happy cities she first formed an acquain
tance, and afterwards a firm attachment for
William Mclvor, a Scotch gentleman of
wealth and great personal attractions.—
Their love was mutual and fervent, ^and
the brother seeing his dear sister thus hap
pily settled, had returned to Spain, receiv
ing assurance that lite estate which had
long been his by right, was now fully
guarranteed to hiin. His sister preferring
the home and country of her adoption to
her own sunny land, remained behind, and
after a happy and useful life, she died in
her prime, and was soon followed by her
husband to the grave, leaving the lovely
orphan Henry, to the care and guardian
ship of a kind uncle. The uncle and aunt
of Henry, having no children, loved him
with an almost idolatrous affection, and in
tending to bestow iheir own fortune upon
him in connection with an estate left him
by his father He was carefully educated
in the best institutions of his own land,
and well did he improve the advantages
bestowed upon him his constant motto
being, drink deep, or taste not the Py
rian springs.' Indeed a thirst of knowl
edge seemed an inherent pari of his nature,
and he graduated at college with high hon
ors and strictly honorable principles hav
ing never imbibed the vices so often prev
alent among students, when far from pa
rental authority.—He was kind and gen
erous in the extreme—noble attd forgiving
by nature,'and consequently a general fa
vorite, both among pupils and teachers.
But there was ode fault in Henry's char
acter. which too much indulgence had ear
ly strengthened rather than eradicated.
This was a quick hasty temperament, and
a proneness to decide without mature de
liberation which natural tendencies, with
out being properly directed, often renders
one inconstant and changeable in his war
mest attachments.—And perhaps it was
the discovery of this trait by the quick,
discerning eye of Julia, which led her to
express slight fears of Iter intended's faith
ful tiers at their parting.
Soon after Henry had completed his col
legiate course, he made the tour of his
own country, and proposed \isiting Eu
rope also, as his Spanish uncle had often
written for liitn, saying that he must see
the promising child of his only sister once
be.ore his death, at least and urging still
finher, that the education of no young
man could be considered finished, until lie
had visited foreign countries, (Spain, at
feast.) This logic of the uncle, with a'
love of novelty,. had led Henry to decide
at once, that a tour must be immediately
made across the ocean and he had bid
den farewell to his kind uncle, intending
•o embark soon, when the accident we
have before mentioned put rather a stop lo
his Spanish trip Henry declaring that it
should never be thought of until Julia
would accompany him as his bride. Ac
cordingly his uncle, after waiting some
time for letters from his nephew, was
quite astonished, but still more amused to
learn that, instead of shipwreck and
pest dire,' Ulysses like, on foreign seas,
lie was still lingering on his native shores,
fast bound
willing captive in cupid's
Never mind,* said the indulgent rela
live, smiling,
we must let the dear boy
have his own way and writing liiai to
hasten the nuptials, and biing home the
bride, as their late lonesome life without
their favorite, rendered a little pleasing
excitement absolutely necessary.
Julia would fain have deferred the cer
emony long enough at least, as she laugh
ingly told him,
to try the effect of Span
ish beauties.' But the united co-opera
lion of all were against her and Julia,
like a good obedient child, (as Henry term
ed her,) set about making preparations for
the important affair. But the very mforn
ing on which a shopping excursion was
proposed to purchase the bridal array,
Death pointed his unerring dart at the joy
ous family, and instead of the glad voice
of the bridegroom, and the sound of the
viol and the harp, were heard nought but
the sounds of wailing and bitter lamenta
The venerable sire of Julia, whose life
had been one of piety and usefulne-s, call
ed his beloved family around the altar of
prayer, and after invoking the blessings of
heaven upon them, with more evert than
wonted fervor, he retired to rest, apparent
ly with his usual degree of health, but in
the morning, what was the,horror and
consternation of the hitherto happy circle
to find him who had been their guide and
directory in every path of duty, now cold
and ifttent "in deaih !—quietly sleeping
that unbroken slumber which knows no
waking! 1*he smile of the christian still
lingered upon his brow, and his spirit had
evidently passed away from earth to lis
final rest, with all that sweet composure
which the face of the smiling infant dis
he unconsciously yie|d* humelj
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J.ire E: rovB bolzjhs jt rnb
to repose upon the bosom of the watchful
fo depict the unavailing grief of the
sorrowing group thus suddenly, in the
midst of life, to be aroused by the arrows
of death, would be impossible. All to
kens of the anticipated festivity were im
mediately banisheJ from the mansion over
which the nngcl of death now hovered
with sable wing. The beloved father and
friend was now conveyed to his last home.
—The ill health of Julia, for a while, seem
ed to forebode still deeper anguish but
love for the living, and the scenes of earth
finally triumphed ovier Uie destroying in
fluence of grief, and she arose from her
couch once more to bless the hearts of her
friends but especially the dear friend who
had hung over her in speechless agony,
until the physician pronounced her beyond
danger. Oh who could describe liis joy,
when she once more leaned upon his ariii
to inhale the revivitfg air of heaven, after
her sad associations with disease and death.
A few mouths had thus calmly flown
away—for cheerfulness had been restored,
though gaiety Was known no more—and
the hearts of the children were again for
ming plans for the future, to comfort their
remaining parent, when a summons, ad
mitting of no alternative, must now call
ihe devoted lover away. His guardian
uncle, who had gone to Spain in Henry's
stegd, was now lying, apparently at the
gates of death, wailing as it were, only
the arrival of his beloved nephew before
yielding tq the fell destroyer of all hopes.
The resolution of the lover faltered. How
should he heave her
who was dearer
to him than life But the answer of Ju
lia was decisive.—4 Go my dear friend,'
she said,
duty admits not of your delay,
and though bitter the struggle of parting,
yet much rather would Julia endure this,
than allow selfishness to step between you
and gratitude to yonr dying unclie.' Thus
admoni»lied he could no longer hesitate.
Slowly and painfully were the prepa
rations made, and every intervening mo
ment served only to endear them still
more to each other, as the hont of separa
tion drew near. The last tokens had been
exchanged—the last walk had been taken,
which was to the sepulchre of the depar
ted father—many and bitter were the tears
shed over that new made grave, A wild
briar rose, which they mutually iransplan
ted, was shedding its lingering odour a
round the tomb, unconscious of the pres
ence and sorrow of those whose affection
had placed it there. Silently they return
ed to the garden. The parting scene we
have described.
Bitter were the first lone hours of Julia,
but hers was not a heart to forget in her
own grief, the endeared friends lemainir.g
With apparent cheerfulness, (though sor
row was still gnawing at her heart,) did
she minister to every want of her parent,
and perform every act of kindness for her
idolized brother, whose soothing tokens of
affection served as balm to her bleeding
heart. Oh, it was a sight worthy the ad
miration of blessed ones above, to Watch
ihese dear ones as they generously con
cealed every appearance of their own grief
to console and comfort their revered moth
er. Kindly would they support her foot
steps in the evening walk, and forget
themselves and past associations, to point
out something which might divert her
mind from heir own irrepairable loss.
Nearly two years had passed away al
most unnoticed by the prospered, and the
gay. But, ah what ages of untold suf
fering have they brought in review before
her who could once look upon this world
as all sunshine and hope, without a dark
ening cloud to dim her gaze or blight her
fairy prospects. But where is she now
Let us enter this neat but,humble dwel
ling, and gaze upon the sad, yet still heav
enly countenance of that youthful invalid,
on whose pale cheek consumption has
placed its hectic flush too plainly to be
mistaken for the roses of health. And can
this be the once
blooming Julia Mon­
trose It is even her. and though pale as
death is that brow once flushed MtH Health
yet the same sweet expression of heaven
though a close observer might perceiv
that some fatal cankerworrh of grief was
gnawing at the vitals of her existence.
By her side sits her almost guardian an
gel, her endeared brother, the sole remain
ing one now, left by death, allied to her
in kindred ties. With what deep, tender
affections does he watch every look and
administer to every want and would
brotherly love stay the approach of the
king of terror, surely his shaft might be
delay. Hut it may not be.
»Osear,* said the sweet sufferer, affec
tion alone for you, prompts me to think
of Italy, feel i* will never turn aside
the course of disease, though it may for a
few moments prolong to a sorrowful child
of earth the measure of that existence,
which my oWn heart tells me i» fast fa
ding away. But^-* and she paused, as
the tears coursed each other down her
pale cheeks,
fy kindness beams forth in eveiy feature thousand singular reasons had arisen in
th mi eh a close observer might perceive^his mind, for the mysterious silence of his
loved preserver. His hopes he scarcely
dared breathe to Julia, for fear o£deItnlni{*
her with anticipations which, if never re
alized, might prove more fatal ihan her
present belief. ?he supposed her idtf|
dead, and all conjectures to the contrary
had never altered this impression. Sho
doubted not his faithfulness, and it wa*
the belief, that even hi death his attach^
ment had remained^ unaltered, that had
hitherto had a powerful influence in keep
ing her from the gales of death for w hd
does not Know that though the death of
otrr friends may bow us down in deep an
guish, yet it is more consoling for us
bear their loss, than to be well assured
their infidelity and unfaithfulness.
could I, oh! could I but find
him alirve, and hear his voice once more.
I know not, but it might bring me back
from the very portals of the tomb I*
Oh Julu! Julia t* said the agonised
brother, speak not—think
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In the full tide of prosperity, severe e^|
ertion on the part of Oscar, had been ut|t
necessary but he had studied the profei*
sion of law, not only from a love of su|t»
dy, but as a resort in lime of need. Fait§»
fully and energetically did he now a^p^
himself to the duties of his employment^
at the same time administering with un
wearied love to the wants of his suffering
sister. Patiently they bore the ills of
poverty, but the health ot Julia was deci*
dedly failing with every approaching day
ami the moment the untiring zeal of tilt
brother had accumulated sufficient meaiidt
for the pnrpose, he urged with all a broth
er's anxiety and entreaty, oil an immedi«
ate journey to Italy—hoping against hoj^a,
even, that ii*s mild air might bring back
to health, his now more than everbeloved!
sister, She sweetly and mildly objected*'
saying it could not avail or promise aught
for her, while it would only add lo ihe
severe labors of the generous brother, and
much did she fear that his own healtl^
wou'd fail under such arduous labors Os
car only smiled kindly, and kissed li^e
with more affection, as he admitted of
objection, but hastily set himself about ma
king preparations for their departure.
secret hope still lingered in his breast that
Henry yet lived, and a vague impression,
of meeting him in Italy, increased alnn^t
to positive assurance, as he reflected
the subject. The faithlessness of l»p
friend, he never admitted for a niouieiil*
^le could hardly believe him dead anu|^
1 ran not
own dear
not of death indeed
on w ill yet live, my
will yet recover.' if^
But we must now look back 2ftta«tki
saddened past for a brief period# andtek
plain the changes which had interveus&gfn
the history of these two confiding chi'dta*
Soon after Henry's departure, they n wai
veda package from hiui. dated in
statyig the death of his revered ur«»*!tj. OMi
deep loss in consequence and at the ».«*$*•'
time breathing the most hallowed and un
dying attachment to his idolized Julia, and
further stating that his speedy return might
be anticipated, as soon as a hasty settle
ment of his uncle's affairs would admit
his leaving. Thus assured of his safety
and anticipated re union, they joyfully
plied to his letters and waited in itnpa*
tience, it is true, but in hope also, bis
come arrival. But no Henry came—not
even another letter to testify that he still
Weeks and months passed heavily
Way. Oscar was unwearied, in his en^tff
ries and repeated letters. Receiving o6
tidings from Henry, he wrote to his Span
ish relative, who returned for answer that
his beloved nephew left him, almost im
mediately after the destth of his guaidian,
and as he supposed embarked at once for
America but he feared that death or some
unknown calamity had befallen him, as
every enquiry and investigation proved
fruitless and unavailing. The heart of
Julia died within her at this heartrendij£
intelligence, she seemed to hover for
long tinie upon the confines of the grave^
but her brother's intense agony proved a
powerful incentive to struggle for life
and she slowly, and only partially, (us
time served to show) recovered from this
flattering disease, which at one moment
allures hope, and then mocks at the pain*
ful delju6jott Of its victim. But sorroft
pressed close upon sorrow. The reverei
mother was taken away—the young sister
followed to the tomb-"and the heart-bro
ken Julia and sorrowing brother alone re
mained to distinguish the living from the
dead. Loss also followed death in its
gloomy train. The once large and noblei
estate left to his family by the departed
father, now fell as spoil into the hands of
a villainous agent and professed friend
and seizing the moment when death pres
sed with ail its cares upr« the hearts of
the children, he suddenly disappeared,
bearing with him the tide and papers re
quisite for its recovery leaving the
flicted oues to whom it belonged, with
nought but poverty staring them in the
face, and pointing as their only beaco^
light, to the dark dreary future.
Sweet and balmy was the morn on
which the patient sufferer artd her sol®
protector bade adieu to American shores,*
and launched forth on the broad Atlantic,^
for a foreign clime. The sweet,pensive
beauty of the invalid elicited deepsympa-
ihy, and admiration from many hearts, as
she entered the vessel and their fello#
passengers were unbounded in sets

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