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Or s dl cayare thune n. n t heir Joaneoas when ar e gone LO FAITIJ; On a brio ht Otoberaeen aing, in the yea She foot ofB--- street wFon g who, d ,ld by the glowing · b BYnhte of ethe nw oty hod left home l82 there landed atm the foot of B- street a d with eir , who, daazlad by the glowing so- l counts of the new country, had loft home and k friends-to seek assured fortune in a strange to hlad.e~i ong them waes aoung couple, hav- bi iaor their solace, two little n-the onell s'in her infanoy, the other m tween three w and four years of age; her exquisitlebeauty b and 'joyous tmperament made her the delight a of the pa angers, and her innocent prattle had o served to lighten the heart of manyr a solitary w young girl who had left jut such a -eushla t maohree of a wee slter at home. o Dennis O'Brien and his youngf -wife, Nora di were of a better. stamp than the mority k their feloow-pasaengers; and Judging from the c provisiaons set upon their table, at meal-time, 81 which they wets always ready to share with Yi their sick or more impoverished comrades, it Jo was also evident that they had started from ne their home with a heavier puree than geneally gi falls to the lot of an Irish emigrant. to This was true for Dennis,O'Brien had sold out at a piece of land that had come to hin from his bi father, who had received it as a bequest from ti hie former lord and employer, for long years of t such fidelity as is rarely met with beyond the h boundaries of the Emerald Isle. t Finding, however, that it would be impossible h for him to cultivate and hold the land under hi the oppressive rule of the English tax system, e he wiely determined to gather his household hi gods and try his fortune in the new ErtDorado, th that offered such bright promises to the strong ai of arm and brave of heart. se To Nora, who had seen her father harassed fr for a long series of years, and finally crushed 0 under the hard hand of his landlord,-this re- it solve was welcome- and, having only the w graves of her people to leave in her native bi land, and being proud and aspiring by nature, tl she gl onded the of her husband S and followed him with a joyful heart, full of golden dreams, to the ship which was destined at to put the wideocean forevermore between her an and the beautiful isle of her childhood's home. w She had never felt a motne;t's regret for her hi choice until the time cate for hine hg the shipt; but, owingto the delay of muking a good land- sl ing, in consequence of the crowded state of the p shipping port, night had gtt herd around them, ci and the faint twinkle of the city lamps only w served to make the dlrknces more visible, and et the unknown labyrinths of the city more dan- ft gerous and uninviting. In spite of all these et tears on the part of fl the womnen,.the order hi hall been imperative to "rclear the ship," and Norea clung in terror to her husband, question- h aing ae how and where of tner futuire course. m Just then, the captain, who had been wona p to the parents through the magic charm of the i little Kate, stepped up to whore they stood, ft and settled all difficulties by offering to accom- i panythem on shore and conduct them to "a t private, gentoeel boaing-house, that was kept h by one of their own countrwomen. t Thus, all fears and evilt orebodings were set v at rest; and, in an hour's time, Nora felt, in the comfortable room alt oclean boe, as safe and as i much at home as she had done in the ninety o days that she ihad bnn sleeping to the lullaby p of the restless, moaning sea. The means that Dennis O'Brien brought with S him, together with his industry and persover- o ance, soon opened opportunities that gave hpromise of It rich harvest of futlure success. " Ten ,years, with all tile marvelous changes that comac to a thriving commercial city, had passed, anud on a New Year's eve we meet again p our v,,ung iriends of the golod ship Robert a Emmet. Dennis O'Blrioen enters a neatly fur- i nished room in one of the low, French houses, s thei tthe ruling style of arclitcctlort, hut. which w.rei taginning to give way 1otlore the en croalhing nmiglht of bricks andl morttr; for the s people were rast emnerging ftront the old Spanish 1 :antli French idea, that thre foind:ttions of the city were too weak and watery to support any thing more"i Tivittttl thad a one, or, at -the highest, a two-story structurteof light wood. It was through; this innu,vation-through the money valne ot hricks--thatlhennis adachieved I such a fortune in a few years, an a long life of I toil and privation never have brought to eve, he not-yy atteck one by the .into which he had devel oped,6 but expresslon of his con , h spoke eloquently of a eon cheerhfithieart. N met Nith little Nellie by her eMe l in fok pay texture and style ,ret fal mte uplerustic gamen she had toif ght,handae mMet tanoth wen -i for y. in her own a She hsveloe a would-be t I re an thnhe big bgly with rte ptacid t hf :ear a Laee: You look ppyto-nht, Dennis," aid his-witfe "h or mt wh other wondeg ful streat or . • _ "Welln es, I believe I have; but I think it is mo he talk I have just ad with Father K n than the big brick contract itself, t has made my heart so light, and my face an index to that same." " Talk with Father Kendleton!" exclaimed Mrs. O'Brien ; "I'll engage, their, that money was at the bottom of it. " True for you, Nora, but what better cati I do with the money -that the blessing of God has sent me than to give a part of it to help His cause in this. great, growing city, whidh has lots of houses for everybody but His woar 'Then you have a contract," said Nora, "to build a church " "Not exactly," replied-Dennis; "because you see they ean'traise money enough for-anything better than wood; but I have given my mite for that, and Father Kendleton was ind enough to amy that it was abig lift to begin witT, and wid the help of God, by -next Christmas, Camp street should have- cehurch of the blessed St. Patrick big enough to holdall who were willing to oome ito her fold." "And so your pocket lightened of a thousand dolla is what you are green enough to call your good foratune, id Mrs. Ofoen,, in no very complacent tone; "and I suppes yoa'li keep on givin to every gsroon that asks you, until there isn t a cent left for your family to bleas themselves with." "Never fear that ams, Nora dear, foz what goes to God and the poorwill always bring a blessing, and if it dont come-in the shape of money, it will be sure to take some othey form, just aa the Kelpies do at home, when one shape is safer than another. Lis ten, pow," continued Dennis, "to the big ontract which -is going to pay back a hun dred fold what I gave -to the Church and the orphans. You must inow that there is a great lot of people coming in here from the Northern States, and they bring with them what is called Yankee enterprise andthough their ways ain't ust as soft and pleasant as the French man ners, yet they are the people to make things grow, and raise this city to the place it ought to takie in the nation, wth its great commercial advantages. They laugh at the old low, frame houses, and declare that they will prove that there is foundation strong enough for some thing better; so a company of these spirits have put their heads together, and projected two large rows of three-story brick dwelling houses, and I have the contract to furnish the brick for this scheme, and a nate little sum I expect to make of it; and who knows, aeushla, but when these fine houses are finished, but that your darling wish may be gratified, and you may stand across the street and see shining on a big silver plate on the front door of one of them the name of ' Dennis' O'Brien,' and sure if his name is on the outside, it's his pretty little wife that will be living within. But come, put on your bonnet, and bring little Nellie, and we'll go see the shops that the French have fixed -up with beauty enough to take the eyes out of the head of a and pin that you can find, and we'll get a lot of sugar pluin and toys to take to our little Kate, when we go to the convent to-morrow to see her." Unider the influence of her husband's gay spirits, the prospect of the grand house, and ipromised jewels, Mrs. O'Brien's frowns had changed into happy smiles, and she went gladly with Dennis out into the gay throng that crowded Royal and Chartres streets, to see the fairyland that French genius and taste had evoked to celebrate the New Year. Unlike her husband, this woman's nature was spoiled by prosperity. It only served to fosterthe plebian love of ostentation and personal aggrandize ment which. under lessffavorablecircumstances, might never have developed. These elements in her nature struck at the root of every sacred feeling and principle and these she hel4 only in subservience to wiat she considered- the - terest of her own and children's future. Her husband had watched with pain these evil tendencies, but trusted to the Indulgence with which he met her every wish to see them give way to a better and more natural state of teel ing. But Nora O'Brien had marked out her own course, and was bent upon reaching the pinnacle to which her husband's growing wealth, in this democratic land, could raise her. L So, taking advantage of the day and easy mood of Dennis, before retiring for the night, she, with many cajolings and lovin ways, presented the pctition which, as she te'led it, was to be her New Year's gift. "You know, Dennis, that I am not altogether i pleased with Kate's progress at the convent, t and I think it would le so much better for her health as well as her studites, if you would con , sent tolet her go to nladanme Figaro's, in New l York. Besides, she will haveu the hest class of - associates there, and the atlvantuage.onf dancing e school, and lessons in politeness that will fit Ih her for the society I intend her to mingle with e when her educationl is finished." y " I don't see, Nora, alana, with the exception e of the dancing school, but that the good nuns can teach her all you have named, and what is e of far more consequence, will preserveher from d lting her faith, which is of more nmlportance i than the aimrs and graces of a silly fa-hionable sehooL 1% alaher -san's show a pedigse toeato ts u ` erienra, and attpe owetbod esame a salidesiag un f yOU to disquali them now; fer if hada b for- them, you world bave at pour thout at irvic inateid' fb rzltz littleclarkees, dealing out and rilbeit, that you were when I first met Le' t b ne, be b egonres Denls," aasweted orat." Idon't frget what I owe to'the geed aunsn bat what was wellenough bra poor gia Seo try wherdishe .puld nevrer ri abovher bfrthia i lttIng for the daughter ot acns hwe Mwlth can -place her wherehe will i n thisl of equality. Of course, I -would do nothing to risk the loss of her faitlf but how can that be when she has mdq her first cosp m-nion, been well instructed, and-n go to chareh every Sunday with a Catholio tseher who.tles speclalarge of uch psls" . Theseargaments a•d izany more ,l Briea - used w·it h suck so y and persuasive as to atl - er point, and in the fol owing p gi te was sent in charg of a and placed- with her -laugter at ladame Figatr'., to acquire, asher father said, " foreiga airs and native graces." CmarrE1, IL Three yeas, with their alternate extremee of gay dissipated life, followed by a visitation of 1 he inevitable. Reaper that so ruthilesly mows alike the feiryqungiweand thegnarled oak, at eia too, 1een earth is most radiant in , her beauty; when the bow o proaie hangs in the heavens,and the sheen of its beauty radi ate the heart; three years of such lights and shadows have passed over oar -.fiend and- the little emly l has escapAd the dan cloud and sits trupn y under the goldden i of ninterrptd prosperity though two. those seasons double pestilence li( vl the city. Cholera and fer had striven r y the mastery in numbers of -victims, and when one spared the other ruthlessly strack down. All busy, outdoor life was suspended. save such as ministered to the wants of the sick, and- the-last oAles for the dead. -Priest andt physician and nurse knew no longer any dis- I tinctios between day and night, for their min- I istrratiois Were needed regardless oftime. All I throlh the dark, weird hours of the night, the silent watcher by some ying couch heard the. roll of the vehicle that bohere them to the side of t those they weke toocomfort, to save, or per- L chance to lose. Only the house of prayer was t sought by the- living,-either-to supplicate for I some precious life struggling in the balanee, or e as a resting spot for the dead` ere the tomb d should shut them -ut of sight forever. On i every side " Rachel was crying for her children I and found them not." At every turn the pale, 1 tear-dimmed eye of the lone widow looked at c you through her drapery of woe, and the orphan 3 cried in/ vaiin for the hand that had given them t bread and the hwearts that had loved them. I " ie profasdir ul Ie clesari," went up in one in` f easeant wail to God, and still the scythe mowed I ceiaselessly on, and the Reaper bore away his t spoils for eternity. Who that had passed i through a visitation like this could believethat t the heart couldever again rally and look upon a life as anything but a vast charnel house ? And I yet, oh facile, wavering humanity ! in a few f months the habiliments of grief gave place to a gorgeous apparel, the wail of mourning to I sounds of mirth, the pageantry of death to the I trappings of gay and bus V life, and the slow and solemn tread that h]ad followed the dead t to their last home, kept time to the merry sounds of viol and Into, send thus "nil the clouds i that lowered upon our houer, were in the deep t bosom of the ocean buried." Mri. O'Brien. in these three yearst, had real- u ized her fullest hopes, and it now the mistress f of one of the most elegant residehnee in the f city. Possesseed of a guood mind, a laiu edu- f cation, and that great lever to alt aspiring o woman, tact, she had so u edl these advautage, t as to make for hetself a position that years of n study under a regular maitresue de (eremonle p could never have obtained for ber. Her pro- o vinelalisma had died out, and nothing but a ii slight accent now remhined to make the con- fI trast of the past with the present visible to v those who met her for the first time as one of the rising stars in the galaxy ofthe noueamu h riche. Dennis was not so pliant a subject in the f hands of the graces, for an occasional Hiber- b nianisni, spite of his wi'if's training, wouldstill a escape him; but his handsonme physique; bluff, n hearty manners, and noble, honest heart, made a him a favorite and welcome guest whenever he t, consented to accompany his wife in her round n of fashionable gayety. Kate O'Brien -had re- ft turned early in the winter from school, and re alized more than the promise of even her early a beauty and her ambitious mother had inmaugu rated her debut by an entertainment that b rivaled in expense and splendor any thing that d had yet been seen in the -city, and left not a loop hole, for even the most fastidious, where- ti with to cavil. At one bound Kate reached the a throne of reigning belle, and the soft inson aiance of her life, the endless strain of flattery, a combined with natural inertness and want of tl force, soon made a wreck of the principles that a linked.her faith and pietywith the teachings of fi her early convent home. A girl with so much o beauty and presumptive wealth, coull not be I long without suitor., :and Kate (I'lIrien proved C no exception to this rule. Among the ninny y aspirants, the one pre-neminiently favored by t mother and daughter, was a, Mr. L'ewrt, a t "rising man," who spent the inter Illonths in a New Orleans as the representative of a large I commercial hotuse of C- . I lladsmne in per- t son, engaging in matnner Mrs. O'lri,'n wascon- 1 tent to look no further, ult at t once charmled loth the young people lby givilg lher consent r to his suit. But not so DIenis O'Blrien. With a larger knowledge of hullmuan Ia:ture, And a quicker intuitive sense of lurking danger, he s foutnd the man to Ie natrrow-minded, self-opin- I ionated, domineering, and Iigoted on every point that clashed with 4iis own preconceived a opinions. So, when Mrs. O'Brien urged him to 1 withdraw his objections, in consideration of I the feelings of his daughter and her own wishes, . wa n; ..e At t her lwilngo her abbenoe bik ' hros site leaves 'ened tgotry, of tM t ha n to Stk,a reasons h maw Sme ommeent e to nltt! to I see no Mr. Stewart me at he s"n the Eplses Church, and h I elaJlmngto be a member.of a, he e o ta e maeb to eroes her in a mat th ,Iýt eo "I w d t tuiSbf, broke inDenis, "far th irthalne ouldsre t'him. H mayy blind you with hias oai g t but he is at think it a virtue to snateh any sol from what he believes to be the damnable b npcte. of Wb , j Denbis," 'sid Mrs. O'Brien, quite all , "did you ever hear him say anything of thet ou t" - "N I can't say did; but others ve, h wheli therd was nothigtobe lost libeY ld i true seuntmenti. Beside thiasHe tc myan losely, and I kndir that rhatever donrta it h eis bet hgei te, and y ees sght as w be whting i to mis as ever to hob to movehim m ofhis pbdicee mpt words were oaseles;in hir as in all ilDennis O'Brien was orrnled-by the per sistenc'of his wife, and the' id fane end an spirits of his beautifhl ohild. There little care taken in-that'cay by some Cathollesto exat promises theyhad notet, in this country, realied the ngerof such man risge and where therotestant element was so reominant, it was s hipesgible to prevent them. Iwasrat a su qent period that the abuses growing out of want, of case, madatie preo sent dlisiplineinpeat ve l neesary. Whether the effect of the gloomy forebodigs of her husband, or the conviction of her ownd utal tilled duties as a conscientions nmother, in re garding only worldly considerations in the trainng of her child, weighed upon Nora, cer tainit is, that rs. O'Brlen felt an uacoonnt able restleseness and senose of gloom, as the time approached for the consummation of her dauighter's marriage. She turned with more earnestness than Ahe had felt for many a long sday to pyer, and sought eonportunity to hold aneimpressive uure.a tonwith Kate upon her new dutiest and the necessity of keeping her faith and its practice inviolate under all circumstances. But what is precept to the young without example; and Kate O'Brien though moved through her sensitivenesis, by her mother's earnest words-yet she could not forget how secondary religion had been deemed in all the previous relations of her life. The world, with its golden calf idol had been the vestibule through which her fseet had walked to the temple ofy (od. But she made no allu salone to these natural suggestionbut quieted her mother's fears bypromises to be more faith ful and serious in the future. Her father also spoke to Mr. Stewart on the subject of perfect liberty of conscience for Kate; and he received his suggestions in an amiable, light sort of a way, saying as a reply, and termination to an unwelcome subject: "Have no fears, r.w O'Brien, for I dare say, in a few years that Kate and I will be both of the same mind in this matter." A very equivocal rejoinder, but one that the upright honest heart of Dennis, inteor ted favoraby. Under the illusion, then, of a future, preparations for the wedding went joy fully on, and the beauty of the bride, the eclat of its magniAcence, compensated the weak nia ture of the mother for all past anxieties, and made the parting hour less painful than either parent bad ever dreamed, by any possibility, it could be. Thus, how often we lull ourselves into fatuonus hopes, when the cloud that is freighted with destruction already rests on the verge of the distant horizon. When quiet was once more restored to the house, and things had assumed their wonted form and place, husband and wife sat, each buried in thought, watching the movements and expressive countenance of their sole re uaining child, as she busied herself fastening a ribbon around the neck of a petkitten. She too, was beautitli, and as she suddenly jumpe up, and ran out of the room after the cat, her father turned round to his wife and said: "It would be a fearful thing, Nora, if the soul of that child should be lost. Beauty is certainly one of God's gifts, to be thankful for, but, somehow, I wish He had given my chil dren less-of it., "Why, Dennis, love, how gloomy you are! I think the career of our Kate, thus far, ought to make you hopeful for Nellie's future, likewise." " I don't see things as you do, Nora," gloomily aziswered Dennis. "This fine-lady, fashinable training requires a strong wind, and plenty ofw religion thrown in, Rsa ballast to keep a soul from going to pieces under ft; and that little one binls fair to follow in her sister's steps. I'll tell you what it is. Nora," continued Mr. O'Brien, with great vehemlence, "you have had your way aLilut Kate, and I was weak enough to give lamy counscience in your keeping; ,but, by the .powers, 'l11 not do so again! Nellie shall stay at the unvenilt until her schooling is done, fihe anuters tor coarse ; then, if she forfeits in the future her lights and graces, I, at least, will leefree flrom self-replroach, whicl is more than i am ,unw, by the aine token, nwhen 1 think of Kate under the influence of her bigot of a husband.'1 The fhther's fears were, ut without founda tion. Nellie, now nearly itfteen years old, pos sessed more intellect idl foirce of character than her sister, while her beauty wias :.lso of a more delicate spirituelle type. Already she manifested a spirit impatient of control, and one that was both ambitious and aspiring; while she lacked the softer and moro affectionate dispnosition of ate. eMit yt ": 001-n-edte at heart it was the daoatmWSidi at gad iof her own teasi had be. ka morm than she earsdtoaoknowl.. es ath Bea bao taken the Plhema tion to glia td ;Kate R letqir of iitdn4uotUom to the Bishop r. "te '---, Whomn o had met and nt.rta ned a Aner the de oorde ourd tat he might mt pbeosl- e rJon iretl isoted o from li nmmbet oo dpdwith ee ownn temnrmam, hd ashe dLb , i -eit The bslhop-underto h ebn hgbe, and inhave thef whole protis to w his ok o a e1_ intbeCoownt in - After the death of or when heo th r- apostle Bt. John refixed to Ephesus, wham . n hefedhis bode. Whilepn g through t him, e8rtalntein pnAIa , he or alrso Id the a owd who wore listen ving to is dl- 'I course, a young man 'air et sand a .- posse whsg a-l pepaae. - f- whom ,a u-. hialved so deep an nterest, that he con yonaed himn to the especialre of the bishop .of thw place,d inhim, In Ath. presaec tr , Christ, and before this aonreamtion, ler e neatliy recommend this yoaung rsma teym heFe. The bishop fe dertook theand w ge - dr and in fulfillment of his promise took the younu gman into, his own, ouse, and in nowned forii in tviole principles of ruety and Sthrough the lo save e townof G ; and, when he r. him, suficiently prepared, he first hentized d and then concludrmed, hi.e Believing tthe *e be now capable of self-gut t1 i t c bba . Srelstored hi wat whclne over Chrid left l him more toMA- own- devices, But the e young man abused the confidnpetO wh-c te apostle's inquiry and referengee Into money whichto had a dissipated and to r lyountilg mant lengt, I solemnly delivered t ar vat rg he mt nois his soulnd t s of ma 1-Then the bishp with downcast emes meam - in wlineds. Fina ly at the h dea di " most reckles is deand to bad, repdolied amongthe bh e became -a professgated bandit, and was rob nowned for his violene anduruehy. and t ske Strouthe mountaimewith ompamons as wied Sfair wthere concludedrds the aaid to the nthi u "1Restore me that whichlJesus Christ aeýI n committed to yor exeedping in presear c the Churcstinh." The bishop at first thogis brow the potle' inq elsiry had reference to rua witmone awhstonic hadeent when, insted to hattempt, iand was at a loss to know his mlifean heg cried our chare: it is his soult I amI skcome;of ymetou. youren the ishop, with downcast eyes and he die " inquired the aostl e t. t "He is dead to God," replied the bishop; 1 "lie is a profligate, an ontcsat, a robber; he has forsaken-the Church, and taken. to I the mountains face with companionmes as wcke sfu himselfon. Unmindf" l of his age and i At these words the aged himsaint rent his Sgarments, utteraned an exceeding bitter cy and striking his hand . pon his broew, SFeTruly," heing, exclaimed, " a trusty gardis ye pl have Iprovidedfor trepee soulof my brothere is yet ope" Then, calling wil nstanswetly for a horse and a t guhride, he rode way attired asmy life for y the mountain. Scarcell. Only had he reacked the haunt of the robbers, when he ayou." Heizednbythe sentinels, who were struked, t with astenishmentwhen, instead of attempt young man stood stilr l, for his lie, he cried on thie ground thenam come; lead me his givenyour captahidin."gNo sooner however, didhis right thullie with o m any crimes. St. John, than hewondrfl condes facewith shame and rna fell fusion. Unmindfulees beof his agekiss and inthe hand whties the saint pursued him, cryingafterhim assured again: "and ag son wh do the Divine pardony from your fat heraying for him, le hi nd nsake d old somean tHaime pityhe ie Fearnothing, 0 my childm Themr is y;t place for rtipentnce-; there is yet afope- o salvation courwill answer for you to Jaffet I Christ; I will willingly give my life for you, asng wHegave His for all. Only comeid hek; it is Jesus Christ who sends me to you." SHearing himself thus address him ed, the. young man stood still, with his eyes fixed onmunion of the ground; then throwing away his arms he trembled and burst into tears. ticipaen the aoste came upo the penitent Dofthrew noimat despise feet, mplonsideng fringr-ring giveness ; hiding, however, his right hand, a sullied with so many crimes. St. John, with wonderful condescension and tenderness, J fell on his knees before him, kissed the hand which tihe other still eudeavorenl to conceal, assured him again and again of the grivine pardon, Laord, earnestly prayin for him, led him, as in triumph, into tine Church. For his sake jic tarried sonic time in tihe place, : praying and fasting with him and fur Ihiu ; Scomnfortinng him with marks of sweet aflisc tion, aind encouraging him with innost affect Sing words of sacredi Scripture. Nor-did-he ,Iculve him until Ine hannd restored him to UNi un co,,mmnion of tie Church, and to the par e- tridpatiosn of the Holy Sacrament. A l)o not -despise little thidngs, considering ,f how incapable you are of doing greater ones.--Lacordairc.