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ED AT THE FALLS, WILL promptly attend
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et Beemer'* Hotel, when net professionally absent.
Falls, Oet. 10. 1861.
1) If. -T. C BROKER Co.,
Weald, respeotfally announce to the-citiaen* o r Wy
eiing that they have located at Tunkbnnnock wher
bey irill promptly attend to sfl calls fn the line of
Minprofesaion. May be foned t his Drag Stsro
when not professionally absent.
JM. CAREY* D,— (Gradoate of the g .
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eaeoaaea to the citizens of Wyoming and Luzerne
Ceenties, that he c -ntinne* hi* regularpr-ictire in the
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entrsnsoreland, Wyoming Co. Pa.—*2n2
PIS establishment has recently been refitted and
famished in the fateat style * Everv attention
will be given to th* comfort and convenience of those
frao patronise the Hooe:
T. B. WALL, Owner an! Proprietor.
Tankhaanock. September 11, 1861.
AOH N NAYNARD, Proprietor.
HAVING taken the Hotel, in .the Borough o'
Tunkhanocck. recently occupied by Kiioy
Waraer, the proprietor respectfully soli its a share ol
public patronage. The llouSe has been thornughlv
repaire-l. an I the comforts and aocomodatiotts of a
first etas* Hotel, will be found by all who may favor
t wish their oustoai. September 11, 1861
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HAVING resumed the nroprictnrship of the above
Hotel, the nndereigwed will spare no effort to
feeder the boose an egntqabls. .place ol eajonrn for
<ll who may favor It with ibeir custom
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Vf OILMAN, ha* pennann(ly Wcatd la Tuflk
tvl. bannock Borough, and reepectfoßy tendetehi*
professional service* to the oitians of this phws sad
"rrounding country.
\~W Office over Tattoo's Lew Office near td e Pos
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torn peteucy, *—* v —Tfi g^i
actua'ed by a desire to Lenqflt 9|h<sp e giV|, hnspv
tjfiTAS&Rtii WO?
used in his case. to profit e ts
perience—and possess a Valoable Remedy—wffl rt
eeive the same, by return mail, (carefully sealed,)
by addressing * ll '* "fofosY is .-iktrnwoT aekaMO
No m Kimaa Stroel, New Fork.
v2—nl—3m - i saseff Se -!
and at prices to suit pur
imjßflsff py • K at 7f K. liowttrJa
|M's (torntr.
Whan wandtriagfoaatvaiigar.laad,
A strange.sk.i- banding o'er ma,
A ad, thought* of.hoymjeAhoykoixl'*.hßn&,
A thronging fast, befit repp# j
Anil M ihey rise, each friendly tce —
Or <aiher, sister, brother—
And seek in mind the fond embrace,
Come# first of all MT MOTHS* !
A brother's wsftn and iakbfui heart,
Draws closely to me erer;
A sister's ltiTe'lbejroad the art
Of chance orehnngo to sever;
My father l * (bra, revered, will rise,
Prised far beyond alt ether,
Save when I see, with boyhood's eyas,
Ip mf mory's glass, Mr KOTHXA !
Earth's other tiee may seein Rail strong;
, Loved spirit's roand ate hover;
And beauty, fapie, and wealth, an t song,
May win me for, their lover;
But still will memory's m.tgoet trne,
Point ever to one other,
Investing with hope's brightest hue,
That m< st Wved form—mr MOTHKB
Then let.the poet tfng.for fame;
The misef hoard tkU'treasure;
Let warriors win a deathless name,
An i'fltl their glory's me <nre;
Go, it they wilt, and at the shrine
Of proud ambition, smother
AJaeb PWbler iwpfflao—pet ay mine
Fewer ®k mt uuT^eal
- Or wee! or Woe, bowe'er the tide
The barqaa.ffpaods o'er life's oeeeu,
<• Qophaart tq maw m rtiUaUied -,
r unimpaired d*vtion ;
Let fortune fail, and friends forsake ;
17T TherWo me apd thera'e.nowtber, $
.. Whose lore ne Japm of tuns can shehri
That one 1 She is Mr MOTMMU!
In childhood's boar; ipatarer years;
FIOIQ life's bright noon till even,
She aids oar hopes atlsys oar ftars.
And points the pith to heaven ;
And if ft sky-born spirit e'er
•Was sent to guaOd another,
In mortal guise, from yon pare sphere.
That spirit it— r-ittff Movagn 1
The fbllowinc is one of the most remarkable com
positions erer published:
l Eyrutssyios.—The initial capitals spell, "My
boast is in the glorious Cross of Christ." The utortfr
it italic*, when mad £mw,t<p * bottom and from
bottom to top, form " The Lord's prayer."
Make known the gospel truth*, Our father, king,
Yield us thy grace, dear Father from above,
Rim OS with heart a which teelinicly can -ing.
Our life tbeu art tor erer. Gn-t of love !
Assuage our griefs in far Christ we pray,
riiace the bright prince <>t Heaven end rlory lied,
Took eU oar saarnc ano hailatced the display,
Infant firing first a mati and h n -r.io. jJL ti
fttupen iiMius fto-i! thy gr i;e -.. i; power nx+kt ao .wn.
In Jesus' name let all the or|.| r< joi<e.
New labors in thy heavenK kingdom, own,
That Messed kingdom for thy s tints the choice ;
Mow vile to rem* te thee is all our err.
Enemies ta/% self and all that's thine.
Graceless our will, w. live for, ramty,
Loathing thy , try fie ing evil in derirn.
41, God, thy will be done from earth to Ueavea.
Reclining on the gospel Ist us live,
In earth from tin delivered and forgiven,
lib I as thyself hut tea h as to forgive,
"Unless it* power temptation doth destroy,
(furs is our fail tntotb# depths at woe.
C irniil in mind, we've not a glurpse of joy
Raised against heaven; in us no hope can flow.
O give ns grace and lead ns on thy way,
Whine on us with thy love an I give us peace,
Self and thi* sin which rise against us ilaj.
Oh! grant each day oar trespasses may cease,
Forgire our evti do els that oft we do,
Coiivinje us drily of them to ear shame.
Help a* with barrenly bread, forgive us, too,
Recurrent lust*, and we'll adore thy name,
In thy forgive nam we as saints can die,
Since for us ti l our tresspasses so high,
Thy Sen, our Savior, bled on Calvary.
We are often asked, -ay# an exchange, is
there any ground for hope of good in the to
<urc 1 There is-but it can be peached only h>
a change of ruler* The precent "powers that
he" have proxrd themselves unfit and un
worthy ; the progress of affair* under them,
has lx en, and is likely to be, from bad to
worce ; they have shown themselves igno r ant
and reckless experimenters, vainly sacrificing
the and treasure of the nation, to such
an Cftent that there i* trtt choice .left, to
the pciple, but A RUINED COUNTRY or
_— :
s\m u mm OR
gm.. r fHSIR nEWIftRBBS-v-Atitiwgw
—: —- -: 1 <■. . i, ,
Banmi oM Abe, when the first
Denied aboirtiun was part of hits plan y
Hojies; old Abu has s.nce made a decree,
The war tpnat go on till the slaves are all frae.
, As both, can't be honest,')riH some ontf tell
• v- ff-m . Kr7 . rr .
If hooest Abfl tf§f, he ie
" Bhy she was, ehd I thoncht her cold,
Thought her pr ad, so l fled over As sea."
T -day f have betn looking a a picture of
Bretnel Castle. It was builtTW hundred
years ago, principally *4 light grey stone, teiw
darkened at the buttressei into purple and
green, and hi*tiv, by the storms of centuries
On the sooth the magnificent gardeps sh.pe
towards the • a, which tumbles arid fostts
on a rocky coa*t. Westward Is * fine Vit
lage, and on the other sides the park stretch
es f r mile* away.
I know the history of Br.tnel Castle, and
sometime I will tell y>U the story of the
o*-tgn.ai <>f rch of the pot-traits that hang in
the hall -But to-ilav can only relate the
e' ry of the w Sling of its pre-eol lord n-t
ms- ! er
fifty unles north of Bretnel lives Sir Ralpn
Preston and • is only child, AmabelT, a brown
eyed, *anny hatred girl of eighteen summer*
My story opens on the firs' tuofhing ip
Miy, a warm uioist morning, and bvputiful.
as June. Amy, dressed in white an I green,
dsnoi-d till nHo witli the village girls, after
crowning the queen of May. Early in the
afienvmn there were several fresh rrrivsl*,
and Atnv ran to ireet her old friend and
playuM'e, Arttnir Morton, younger brother
of the haughty young heir of Rothweli Ms
nor. What care f"Amy for the Tillage par'y
tieh 1 She etndlf d away with Arrtiur, and
preuetrffv the woods echoed thi'ir distant
laughter Toey rambled about fill nearlt
sunset, charting about old times and absent
friends. At last Arthur told Atny that he
waa going to leave England.
" f knew tt before," said Amy. •' Howard
told me."
** My brother 1 When did you see hitp
" Last week. He came With Lord Bret
" Then you have seen Robvrto. Do you
Hke him, Arrav 7"
" Yes ;he is splendid- So says Howard,
en says mv father, and to says I"
Arthur bit his hps.
" He l<N>ks like the pictures of the Rnighta
o Saim Q.-orge, with his raven hair, flash
ing c\e, an I marble face. But every w>-
mm likes a comrn tnding presence, a>d a hp
shaded hv a re tU*'ache as dense a* a Cuita*-
xor's >f rtie Old Guard." Arthur laugh, d
rather *c r>fu lv at Amy. wh *i. watching
the changing r*fl.-ction f the jealon* h .y <■•
'he hh pond. She saw a xlendt-r figure,
b'rie eye, chest mr hair, hut a sraooih ht>
all c-n " n .ar.| come* ■•( age -o in r
r l I •, ,v c .me to ak v.m to rid- with
'■ lo ritH M .nor," e .... .. I Arthur, in his
usual 1 TK* " I hil stay her- u rtil then, tf
von !..vite n . a"d are willo g tr accept m\
lusn-hvce "
"fb oetrae y..a will stay, Arhor. But
vour invitation cones too letv I have pr<>m
• d go wi'h L rd Brvtoe'."
"I am s rr\ ; you Till le ve no kind
Words fir rne to moiroW Why do you not
ask why I leave England so suddenly 7" *
'• 8.-caus'l lo not believe that ) - ou will
go so s-Hin."
'• But indeed it is true, Amy. I have on
ly a yoi..ger brother's portion, and it will
never satisfy me. I must win a name, Amy,
r I can never de content. As an artist I
hope to d • this. I shall go to Italy, and I
can but fail "
" My father *ays you were not b-.ni an ar
ttat j y.sj can pai it well, but ton Will never
lino fame or fortune in Italy."
- I shall try."
The next day a splendid carnage, drawn
by superb horses, drew Roberto and Amy to
Rothweli, a distance of five miles. Arthur
followed abtvriv *n horseback. Passing by
the pmd h- saw a green and white scarf
that Amy had-dropped the day previous.
He put it m his b>som and ntde on tv Roth
No experse had been spared to make the
fete iwagniicent. AH the beauty and nufale
hlopd Inf. fifty miles around assembled to
honor the future Lord of Rothweli. Arthur
Was the. merriest of 'he merry yoang men
who loved him far better, than hia haughty
braihsr. Amy Pr-st on, in a robe of violent
silk, aud with pearls em her neck and arms,
wee entied by fti) fair ladies, because of the
marked attention paid bar by the- yoang
Lord of Bretnel. At wdigbt Arthur found
her aiupa And . proposed a walk :on lha ter
ryoe. "Ja Wiß hri our laat for many months,
perfa*pa ytars,"be*#id-
Amy em*ened rehMflantly f Roberto had
IsPt bar but fiw a moment, and she wa* awak
ing his retem. > But Hie allowed Arthur to
lead her away, and night aadtlw sttts found
themi walking among the early fiewers.—
They taHred of the pen end the present, but
nob of (ho fotuve. Moaic floated . out from
the hHt i dancing Ind eomtteMOd.
M Yoo will daresn tiatf first with wfo, Amy.
WiU you not 7" Arthtm aekod .pleasftngTy. 4
*s<fl jhmse pftimmed.
apprsaohtag. n You, will oeme to PreatDo
Htmse to Aid aae paed byei before- yeu go,
Mill you noV Author." - I d
$\ ft. 1 can j hftl ahalLaee you to-morrow
•': • Mi it.
' Amy dsnceri and aang till midnight. H-r
evea wire brighler than usual- and her step
lighter. R->berto wa often by her side* and
•Le bluahed bepepth hia rnepning glance*
and a' Mf •' w<>rjs. But the ,rDged
.wWb Ar'Kar, and tsng hia favori'e *orv
That nivhf. her turret chamber. Amv
cnqld, aep Arthur'* Fin 'osr.in the tptt'n build
tng on her left. Hi*. J ! bt bnrned till tbe
mornincr t*r grew dim at day: rjawn. anrf he
W*tc,hed/or one ®|irone of bj faer. hot ahe
taw nothing She felt asleep at sunrise.
F->or dfva Isfpr Am# *eti Ar'hnr in 4be
ball a* Preatnwff >we; he had mm*..tabid
them good bre, for be was gning aseav the
next reornfng.
I' 7 will m far as *be old aV with von."
MM Am*' as.Arthur was leavioe the hone*.
Arthur looked nlesaed. Thev Walked
alnsrlv in the bright anushine. aerl taHred of
the rime when the tree* would east a darker
shadow when the op*** wnnld be tal'er and
the flower* Would bloaaom nnd-r the hedge
rows. Not one Word of the friendehip that
had hound there o elooelv in the veara that
had gone. If either heart ached the face and !
voice eave no sign.
" Y->n will not. see th* roses hloam that
vou nlanted a month ago. Arthur "
" No, only in dreatnw "
" Nov the autumn wood* that you love so
well " ' 1 "•
M No matter ; T hall not forget them "
" N-vf -ih* Oheictman fire*. -#hV will
Christmas he to vnnr father without hie fa
v rite son. Arthur f'
Arthur did not reply. Amy thought hia
lip quivered, but it might be fancv.
"LYriuwiH be at home on Chris* ma* eve,
Arthur 7"
''-Not unless you hid me eotte, Amy."
Did Amy fee the wtetfhl, Ireftfiifofl, que*
tiotttag gWrttee he ebat upon her aa he as id
thi a. ff ahe had would ahe have atsssrered
M Unless I hid vou 7 Ymt are not my eer
vent, Arthur. You Will do aa f• u please ;
hut you know theft no other can ever fIH the
place vacant in our hearts and homes-—your
father* home end' mine."
The word* contained more of regret at hi*
departure than any he bid hefir l her utter ;
but even they were too mid fur hi* purpose.
They reached the >ld nek tree ; Amy paus
ed, and Arthur -aid :
" G<ad bye, Amy; think of your old play
| mate sometimes; and if ym are ever happier
than you have been In yearn that are past,
-enrl mi- a line across he sea, and I wiH cm
gra'nia e vou, and send you my blessing if
it i* worth nnyihipe." 8- they parted in
tin May sunshine.
Arthur walked rapidlv homeward. He
di-l torn o Co, thinking that lie heard a voice
calling lure ; but if wa* only fancy. Th
wrfla - -la, wvh roe" would have kept him
in E'tgian I l-r a rime, eager as he VM to see
t'te land -f r >ra nice—flu r Daly. He knew
that tie *h uld n-vcr be happ- in a ditan*
land, far from home and kmlred; but he
could brave eve -yt htng for fatn*-. A'aa fbe
could not win it as an art.a*; he tn<>fc
nations bv his eioqumice if he could stand in
his hr >rher't place. He wa* but a youngei
brother, yet far nohler and more fltie<l f>>r
the tnat'er of he R uhwefl than H >ward.
He goew Una, and yet he never envied ht a
brother the pneitton fs'e had given him.—
The day foilowtng he left England."
Chapter 11.
" 'Ti* good to bs marry sod wis# ;
'Til good to bs honest and tra* ;
'Tw good to bs off with the old lovs,
Bafois you art on with th* new.''
Amj wandered ab >ut atmmg the trees till
night fall. The little maiden of a month ago
wa* a haughty woman to-day. Arthur wax
very proud; *<> was she. She asked her
self the question, why, it Arthur really loved
her he did not tell his iove now that he was
going away. She could not aaliafy herself
on this point. He might be jea'oua, and. if
so, why had she never discovered it. "He
doe not, he, never did fore me," she Mid to
herself, and yet her heart told her that her
words were untrue.
She reached home at last. Roberto had
sent her an exquisite antique vase that he
had brought from the East. She foil to mus
ing over it, wondering if he intended to trav
el agam ; she had heard hia express a d e
sire to do so at some future time. If he
moat, would be take his bride with him, if
be married 7 She thought w hat a fins thing
it to be able to call those woods
and streams at Bretnel her own ; to be the
mistress of the old castle ; to .wander
atnotig the cool fountain* in. the brrexy gar
dona ; to be luffed to ihpp by the auaicof
thy sea.
Preetou would be her owo t her father?*
death, but it.WM etdy a phso oountry man
sion, although thp laodf were broad i but it
di<oe4*atify She bed faep. Rothweli
evgr iipce beg childhood, and ffbu bud
a*eeited it With ; all that fa* grand and ex
cellent until she saw Bretfeftl ># fed# hh
ff*- <o.-,MUitufioaßoe
•NH girt
bv<4,W *> the
* J&r Awm*
JMBlfdW .^#Wrf.oflFber
ckuie and tW gnWcft pforr of autumn m
seen th* iHjd, hut no letters came from
tie wanderer 1 to PreaP'O : House. Amy re
ceivni! the visits of Lord Bretnel With pleae
ore, yet she lotflfrd for tidings from Arthur
Should she Write to him art a sister might
write to • brother? No; he did not ak
her to write. She wonld wait till she could
1-1 him know with her owtt pen that she
waa to be thtsrrets of Bretnei Irff f r *uch ihe
wa* certain she should be. Robeito waa a
noble, whole souled man, above the ordinary
•tamp of manhood, and there Was no mistak
ing the intentions of such as he. Site deter
mined to wait ant I he proposed for her hand,
and then the would ask the blessing that Ar
thur had promised The opportunity came
sooner than she expected.
One in October, when she had return
ed from a walk, her father told her that Rob
erto had proposed for her hand, adding that
he had given his consent if bts daughter's
hesrt could go wtth it.
'* I <>nce thought that you loved Arthur
M >rt>n I hould not have objected, Amy, I
for I wish to make too happy; but Lord
Bretnel is a more fitting match for you, my
child, although I am an old man, and Bret
nel is fifty miles sway, yet I can give you
to him with pleasure if you can be happy
with him He ti wnittng tor you in the gar
Amy glanced at her soiled dress, and leav
ing a kiss on her father's cheek, she went to
her dressing room. Two dresses lay side by
side—s beautiful ro*e-colpred robe, and a
White India muslin. Bbe took up the latter.
IT I am to sacrifice love to ambition, White is
most fitting," she thought, hslf aloud. "If I
knew—if! only knew that he—tlut Arthur
loves me, I should hesitate even now." A
tiny case lay before her, xnd she look it up.
It was the face of a boy ofc" sixteen, and the
latfghing eyes looked into hers, the handsome
lipe smiled upon her; she made a move
ment to throw it from her, and yet she grasp
*d it. " I cast him from ma and rejected his
love; without words, but be knew it."—
She thought how happy she was on the day
that Arthur gave her that picture, three
vears before, Should she ever be a* light
* - , m *1 .f " t . I ▼.*
hearted again 7
Raising her bead from the picture she saw
the reflection of herself in the glass. Shu
was surpneed at the be*u<ifsl face before
hrr. Her rye* sparkled, her cheek ,wt*
flu-bed with a rich rose color, and the defi
ant expression ah* assumed as she raiacd her
hes 1 was becoming to her faee, she fhought.
" H* was too proud," she said, " and yet—
and \et- -"
She thought of the diamonds that would
one lay gleam in her hair, the silky brown
hair that she knew to be very beautiful, id
the rbe* of velvet that she had seen other*
wear, and "he to k up the white dress ami
commenced her toilet. Before she bad flu
ihed the color had gone from her cheek and
the brilliancy from her eyes. Her face wore
a look of pain, and she knew that ehe must
not meet R >bert<-'s searching eye until she
was calmer.
She kneeled bv the open window, hoping
tlat the warm ffouth wind would give btfok
th* bhiua to her obeeK, and fell into a reve
ry, from which ahe was aroused by a rain
drop that foil upon her cheek. A beefy
shower had gathered, end the rain was in
creasing She c .old not go to the garden,
sad she was about to ring and request Ro
berto to wait her in the library, when the
post-hoy galloped up to the duor. She Res
expecting a letter from her cousin Agnes,
she thought a perusal of the usually well
filled pages, brimming over with fun, would
restore her cheerfulness. She rang the hell.
u Are there letters, Estelle 7"
14 There is a letter."
4 ' Bring it up, and ask Lord Bretnel to
wait a few moments for me in the library."
The letter was brought. It bore a foreign
post-mark The sight of the well- tetnember
ed hand writing brought the coteted color
td her cheek. Breaking the seal she read
the following lines, traced by an unsteady
Fair is this laad, dear Amabel,
The land of all sly boyish dreams;
fiat dearer is my native land,
And feirar ar* its woods and streams.
I wateh tb* saasbino as it fhHs
On many a sbriae of tang and story j
And oh! my bean beat* high to #ia
• Oae SfmrkleoT thf OMM. flfory. s
And yet I sigh- thoa art not h*!
Th* boars.go by on Usdsc wipgs;
Sometime* I boar your favorite song,
And every bell of memory rag*
And (beef I fcog to so* your fee*,
And fame and fortune, wealth aad power,
All tbat I'd h#y tawia ocoorth -
14 barter for my etdea piece , ,
Beside JOB, Amy, on* short hour.-
t dfif asft tetl ffy love Ibr yen,
And yet yea fern#*, Amabel j
e- Toe rend ttfo my aye., my Hps
■mi OMUuMluvftHsksi 4ft mwell:
dm* foyoeg eyes; ft* in the Rom
. Yet wbe'R we parted, jo 4 was eold,
Nor oraafo*d <Mf wo ti of bop* to me {
lad most I pins Iff this w*t land,
I '' TftHb onlydreacu <f oftrlfer years.
.Thai mffiww flaesftd So* jaitUd fesbod
Iftsodsofraffratfql; btMsfftsaml
JSt aUef Jjfeform*
lasertupra oao hops, one joy— on this, tx
' I I "feIMS '
Amy dropped the caressing verses and took
np the miniature. There waa one mer*
struggle betereeu lore and ambition, ana the
firmer conquered. She dared not meet Ro
berto unfit' she had sealed 6tf late, for there
was a faacinati h m hie toice and eyed that
few could resist. She took op a pea and
wrote rapidly
"Come to me, Artho ; I have received
jrohr letter, and 1 am happier than when I
parted with you. Come and congratulate me*
C me to me on Christmas eve. AMABEL."
Was there hope f but tor br pride rim
would hare written—" You are dearer far
thaa all the world beside."
She sealed the note, gate it into (ha band
of a servant, and went down to Robelto and
told Rim her heart-changes. She told him
everything but that she would have married
to utiely ber anibit'n n; for that surely was
not all. She was confident that hie love
would give place to contempt; but ebe told
her story honestly, and be believed her.
" I have loved you," she said, " tar batter
than I i ver did or ever could love any Che
except Arthur. I could have made you hap
py, Roberto,"
" I know it, Amabel, I knew it. T can for
give you the pain you have caused me, for I
love you still, because you dd not under
stand Arthur and human nature coapled with
pride, and yourself least of ail'. I could not
have made you happy —but no more of this,
f shall leave Rowland ; when 1 return we shall
meet as friends I trust.
ile grasped Amy's offered hand, and leav
ing a kiss on her flushed brow, was gone in
a moment, It was years before Amy At*
him again, and when they met, dark-eyed
German girl sat at bis feat and sang an l£n
gliatt aong that brought the colof to Amy's
cheek. "It is his favorite aong,'.'
beautiful Wins. She little knew, why.
Chapter ill.
" Ring, Christ Bass balls, ring astrity,
Uj. Willie has has ratarnad to stti'' .
Christmas eva came and with tt Arthur/
rimy met as they bad parted, without i Word
or a sign of love that was in their heaMT;
M 1 knew that yocr would send far tac arid
Arthur, in a tantalizing tone. c
M I shall send you away whm-Sl have
amased myseif with you, nt do Bartd."
Bario was a Greyhound. • " r *
" f hear that you have nji-cted I/onf Bretnel."
"It is true. Have you' won fartfe cs-air
artist ?" 1
' Not jet."
" You never will."
" I fear not, Amy. I shall stay iaßngiand
if you will let ne.,'
" As yoQ please."
The day following Arthur told his
while absent, his love and pride
" You eould not understatid such tova ad
mine," he said. "It was unselfish, for 1
could have given you up to Roberto, or any
other who could have made you happier with
out causing yon pain by a declaration that
could result in nothing but coldness between
cs who had been friends so long. I saw that
yon was ditzVd, bewildered by ihe attentions
of Roberto end that yon was blinded by am
bition I knew that you admired Roberto,
and I feared that yon already loved him. ■ If
you eared for me my absence would test your
•Action and mine. I wanted no divided
u lf you had told me this I should have
bade you stay."
M YOB (tare no sign of Imre, of regret even,*
or I could not have held nty peace."
" I wse proud, Arthur."
44 So was I. I cannot blame you."
ithen the June leaves rustled there wee a
wedding in the church Where Amy was bap
tised m her infancy. Vdry fair was she m
her white rbbfcs as she etood at the altar be*
sidy the manly form of Arthur Morton.
Three years after the bridal, Howard Mpr
ton wae laid in the mausoleum of his ances
tor* ; and not long after Lord Rothwell wee
laid by his side. Arthur succeeded t<? his
fine estates, and years afterward took his spat
in Parliament. There he won the lame, the
distinction he craved in his boyhood. Rvea
Amabels' ambition was satisfied.
The police of Manayunk arrested, a few
days sinoe, a small lad, for wandering about
the streets, who gave the name of Chas. Mar
tin. The youth stated that he bad, volun
teered his service with a captain of a compa
ny, sod had been at the seat of
had just retnrned, having had a severe attack
of typhoid fever, and had come home to re
cruit his health. He was committed to the
House of Refuge, but hp wae still mffenng
from tbe malignant disease he Was sent to
the Pennsylvania Hospital. After being ad
mitted into this institution tbe norif who
bad charge of him discovered that the youth
was a girl. Upon the detection of her yv,
tbe girl aaid that her real age was fourteen
years, the Laving stated, when taken opt
that she was but twelve years of age, hi or
der to carry on the deception. Gp to the
hOtrr of her admission into the Hospital oo
one ever dreamed df this poor unfortunate
creature being a female. She resided hf
Hooks county, and during bar sojourn in the
army had pasaod through seven or flight bat
tles, daring which time she acted as a ser
vant, and performed all the dotiee o£ one ha
that position. : V, 9..-*
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