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W. C. EWARDS has returaed to the Edwards House, ivhieh hfcame so popular with the pnMic, under his man ijemnt, a few yeara af), where he will in future aid in 'uperictending its affairs. The House has been entirely rc?itt'.l and newfv ftirn ishetl. It is eomm'Mlious and comfortable in all its departments. No pain or expend will be spared to render it a first class Hotel. Travelers -and all otheri, will find every desirable acconimo dation. In connection with this house is a larre and con venient stable, where prompt attention will l,e given. apr21n2I. A FINE ASSORTMENT OF AMEIIICAX WATCHES Conitantlvon hand at jiii'J '.7m1 A. MYERS'S. din-ilium obr torn. THE RUNAWAY MATCII. A STORY IN FIVE PARTS BY HESTER IIAI.LI TU. (Cohtimtcd.) fT"welve months passed away, nnd once more Squire Turnbull anil his wife Came to Wexborough for change of air for the former, bringing with him William El liot, who was now a resident at Turnbull Park. Not long had thev been at Wexborough this second time, before a disagreeable feeling, which during the former visit had stolen, like a shadow, over Mrs." Elliot's heart, rose again. Like a shadow indeed; for she would not allow herself to notice jt.then, and with their departure had dis missed from her remembrance never, 6he sincerely hoped, to recall it. Yet now it was forcing hselfupon her with redoubled vigor the suspicion that her husband ad mired, not in too sisterly a way; Mrs. Turn bull: that there was too good an tinder Standing between them. Not that Mrs. Elliot feared anything like guilt. Oh, no. Whatever opinion she may have had cause to form of her husband's laxity of morals during their marriage life, she was perfect ly secure in her sister's principles; but that an undue attachment for each others soci ety had grown up, was very plain. On Mrs. Turnbulls part, it was probably noth ing but gratified vanity; but Louisa had j never forgotten how Clara had once, when j thev were girls at home to 'ether, confessed ! to something, verv like love fur Tom El- ' j but 1. erhell'; she now t:r, v ti.:tt, at least, I hi admiration was 'ven to every hand- ! some woman who came i:i his way. Few nail lie lallen in Willi so oeuuiitul ad Airs. Tumbu!!; he was at no pains to conceal Iiis souse of it, and she repulsed not the marked attentions of the very hand some physician. But all this was disa greeable to Mrs. Elliot, and as the weeks of the Turnbull's sojourn at Wexborough lengthened into months, nnd her husband passed more of his time with Mrs. Turn bull, it jarred not only on her feelings, but i on her temper. Ljister.ce seemed to pos sess for her bi.it two phases; passionate love for her little, baby girl, and jealousy cl her husband and sister. Neer vet j had &h? breathed a word of this unpleas- I antness to Dr. Elliot, but she w.is natur ! nl!y ot lia-ty spirit, aid the explosion : was sure lo con;o j One afternoon, as sJie stood at h?r w in- dow !iul(!i:iLT wi L t lie paw he- sit'i and William advancing d down the Mreet. Then sie Hiv her htb.-d approach them, 'haw Mrs. i'ui -nhuH'u arm .vhhiw his, and leau Her in. William cranio running up. to the d ra w in u -roni. Where is your aunt, Willy? said, she stooped to kiss him. iShe'd gone whh papa into the consulting ! room, iMamma, wiu tio vou think is cmie to Uncle TutnbullV.' Mrs. Klliot di;l not heed him; ehe was listening for any sound from dvvn stairs, jealousy lor.neuting hersell with con- Ij'rciures what they might be doing, what talking about. Mrs. iurnbull came up shortly. I have had the greatest surprise to-day, I Louisa, she exclaimed. W 1 o do you think came by the mid -day coach? Mrs. Elliot answered coldly that she was not likely to guess. P.-.pa. Papa: v,peacd Mis. Elliot, aroused from her brooding inoughis. Papa. 1 never waü mora surprised. We were at luncheon. ThJ servant said a gentleman wanted to see me, anj in walk ed mv father. It seems he was at Wid borough, on business for one of his clients, and being so near, ran over here this morn ing. Hut he leaves to-morrow by the ear 1) coach, tnd is go no now to the lloy.il Arms to secure a bed. Did Willy see hira? sighed Mrs Elliot. Yes. Uut papa took little notice of him: he never does when he sees him at the Park. I am going to leave Willy with you for the afternoon, for his presence al ways seems to cast a restraint upon my father. 1 wish, added Mr6. Turnbull, vou would give me a glass of wine, Louisa; 1 am thirbty. Mrs Elliot laid down her infant, and brought forth a decanter of port wine. It wa3 the same as that in Mrs. Turnbull's cellar. Sijuiro Turnbull having sent in a present of some to Mrs. Elliot. 1 am thirsty too, said William. Let me have a glass mamma. Wine for you! exclaimed Mrs. Elliot; no, indeed, Willy. When little boys are thirsty, they drink water. What nonsense! interposed Mrs. Turn bull. Give the child some wine Louisa. A half dispute, carried on good humor edly by Mrs. Twrnbull, with bitterness by her sister. The latter handed William a tumbler of water: Mrs. Turnbull ordered him not 1 drink it tiil his mamma put some wine in it, and William Elliot, a sen sitive child, stood in discomfort, his cheeks crimson, and whispering that ho was uot thirsty then. Dr. Elliot came in. Did you ever know anything like Loui sa's absuidi'y to-day? Mrs. Tnbull said lo him. Willy is dying with thirst I say put a littlo drop of wino into that water in stead of letting him drink it cold, and she won't give him wine. lie shall not have wine, repeated Mrs. Elliot. It is improper for him Nonsense! muttered Dr. Elliot, and pour ed some wine into the water. His wife's face and lips turned of a deadly whiteness, with her the eigr, of extreme anger; sho caught up the babe and left the room. 1 inu-sl be goinr, Louisa, called out Mrs. Turnbull. My father will havo returned from the hotsl. Goad bvo She went down the stairs, followed by" Dr. Elliot, and Mrs. Elliot saw them slowly walkir.g up the street together. She was boiling over with ragp and indignation. Dr. Elliot did not return to tea, not, in fact, tiil it was time to take William home, and then came the explosion. The physician took it with pro voking coolness, began to whistle and ask ed whether the boy was ready. lie nevor goes back again, said Mrs. Elliot. His bed is made up at home. There is no reason for the lad's interests to suffer because your temper has turned crusty this evening, observed Dr. Elliot, lie shall certainly go back to Squire Turn bull's. When a woman can incite a child to disobey his mother, she is no longer lit to hold control over him. Mrs. Turnbull shall have no more control over mine. "Was it worth while to make a fuss about such a trifle? As if a drop of wine could hurt the boy! Remember the obli gations he is under to Mrs. Turnbull. Remember your obligations to me, your wife. I have borne much ThymAS since we married, but I will nwt be domineered over by you both conjointly, or tamely see your love given to her. Tamely! love! uttered Dr. Elliot; what, nonsense, now, Louisa? Do you think lam blind? she retorted; do you think I am stone, destitute of feel ing? It is not too apparrent that all your thoughts, your time, your wishes are giv en to Mrs. Turnbull? Oh, if you are going to begin on the old score of jealousy, I have nothing more to say, observed Dr. Elliot, carelessly, but I think you might exempt your sister from such suspicions. Harriet! he called out, throwing open the room door, put on Mas ter William's things, and send him down. 1 sriy the child shall not go hack, pas- sionatcly uttered Mrs. Elliot. And I say ho shall. When you htve ! calmed down to soberness, Louisa, you wnl see the folly of sacrificing his advantages of education to your fancies, which are as capricious a3 they are unjust. 1 will apply to the law 1 will apply to the nearest magistrate, rather than have my child forcibly disposed of against my will, she vehemently continued. My dear, the law is not on your side, but on mine. A lather's authority does not yield to magistrates, laughed Dr. Elliot. To preserve that nonchalant good humor, was in her present mood, as fuel heaped on fire. 25he would rather he had struck her. And the matter ended by taking William back to Mrs. Turnbull's. Loo's furiously savage, h.e thought to himself, as ho went. 13 at she shouid not take such crotchets in to her head. Mrs. Elliot, certatnly was savage, as she satnlone that dark evening, 't hings wore to her jaundiced mind a worse appearance than they really deserved. Her husband was magnified iulo a sort of demon Don Jann; her sister into a beautiful syren, who lived but to attract him and to rule over him. Oh! the blind chi'd I was, to ily in the face of my friends, nnd run away with Tom Elliot! she bitterly exclaimed. I suppose the act is working out its own punishment, for what a life is mine! Struggling with poverty loosing my idolized children spurned by mv father neglected by my j husband patronized uy my sister, ami compelled to yield my boy to her charge! His education there it is. It ought to go on, yet we have not means to pursue it, and never shall it seems Why not ask my father: The question came from her own heart, but with a sud den intensity that startled her to believe one must bo at her elbow who whispered it. Whv not go to him now, this very moment, at the hotel, and pi ess it onto him? Mrs. Elliot was in the excited state that sways to action. Calling the maid lo sit upstairs, lest the child ßhould cry, she put ir things and went out. The Roya! Arms was not farolf, a hand some hotel with a ilibt of steps and a blazing ga8 lamp in its entrance, hhe turned her face away from j8 l'g'11 landlord himself happened to be croSMng the passage. Is a gentleman by the nameof Freer stop ping here? inquired Mrs. Elliot. Freer? No ma'am. A friend of Mr. Turnbull's in iho Cres cent, she explained. He came this after noon and engaged a bed. Oh, that genilejan 1 did not know his name. Wears a bag-wig, ma'am. The same. lie is not como in yet. Rut as they stood there, some one came up the steps, and passed them without no tice; an old gentleman in a bag-wig. The landlord was pressing forward to mention Mrs. Elliot, but she clasped his arm to re strain him. Not here, in this public passage, she whispered, shrinking into a corner. I will follow him to his bed -room. I am his daughter. There has been a difference be tween us, and weave not met for years. If yeu have children then you can feel for me. The landlord looked compassionately at her pale lace, and visible emotion. He 6tood beforo her until Mr. Freer had re ccived his candle from tho hands of the waiter and had gone up stairs. Ho was winding up his watch whon Mrs. Elliot entered, lie turned round in sur prise, but he did not reeognizo her in the li"ht. Her agitation was great, she became hysterical and fell at his feet. Oh, father! forgive, forgive me! she sob bed out. Mr. Freer started back from her, almost in alright. Louisa! Elliot! you! what brings you hoie? The Christian uamo had arisen involun tarily to his lips, lie seemed to add the other by way of counteracting his familiar- Sorrow brings iuc here misery brings riie. Father, I cannot livetwithout your forgiveness. 1 think you must have curs ed me, and that the curse is clinging to us, for nothing has prospered' with me since ) left your home. "" I have not cursed you, he 6aid, still standing aloof from her. Will you accord me your forgiveness? sho continued to ask Yes; it you can be satisfied with the letter and not the spirit. She looked inquiringly, her lips parted, her thin white hands clasped in supplication. If you say that I forgive you will avail, that forgiveness you may take, he said, answering her look. B u when you cast me off.to become the wife ot Ihomas Elli ot, you put a bar to all futu. intercourse between us. Your full and free forgiveness, she con tinued to implore. My free forgiveness, but not my friend ship. You have your husband's. He has not been to me -fc o husband I expected hoped for, she cried, saying more than she would have said, but for the jealous angry feeliing that was rife with in bttr, so especially on that night. The lawyer smiled a grim smile. few wives, wnen tney marry as you did. do find their husbands what they "ex pected. Oh, lathei , father, that I had never left your home! she wailed. At times I say to myself, let me cheat my memory, and pur suade it that these years have been a dream that I shall awake and find myself little Louisa Freer! Ah, returned the lawyer, many a one would oive. their lives to awake from the same dream. It s not visited on him as it is on me, she added, her cheek flushing. Hour after hour, while I am sitting alone, brooding over the past, sttivingto stave o'd present annoyance, he spends away trum me, seek ing only how he may amuse himself. Nothing else could be expected, from a man of the disposition of Thomas Elliot, but that he would seek his own amuse ment, married or single. I could have told you so years ago. 1 know you never liked him, papa, but will you not be reconciled to him? Never, replied lawyer Freer. We wili not speak upon the subject. I came here to urge another plea, sho sadly added, after an interval ol silence. To ask you to help rac; we are very poor. It is a waste ol time, was tho stem re iteration of lawyer Freer. Thomas Elliot has no help from me, before my death or after it. It is not for him, sho eagerly lejoined, her eyes glistening with excitement. Father, I declare to you tb?.t 1 ak for it but to thwart my husband, not to nssist him. You have seen a child of mine at Mrs TarnbuH's. 1 have seen a child there, he coldly ans wered. 1 beloive my daughter once men tioned that it was yours. My daughter! Well she deserved it. It is only my boy; the rest were girls, and they have all died, save one. Father 1 named him William, after you I had been better pleased that you had named him any other name, to associate with that of Elliot, was the disheartening answer. I; is for him that I need aasistanco she resumed, I want to plate him at school. Oh, sir, if you know all perhaps you would aid me. What mistaken notion arc you laboring under? returned Mr. Freer. Help a child of Thomas Elliot's! Has he been sending you on this strange errand? He does not know that I am come. He was abseu' when I stole out of my home to ask this. It would be against his will if the boy is placed at school, for lie wish.es him to remain with Mrs. Turnbull. You remember, father, how Clara used to ty rannize over meat home how she used to put upon me? It may possibly have been the case. She was older than you. Sir, you know she did, though you may not care to recall it. Rut sho does still, and surely she is not justified. I have not .t will of my own, especially as regards tho hoy; every wish 1 express, she op poses ana lr- KiT,ot upholds her. I could not bear this, paionstely. went on Mrs. Elliot, disclosing win;t sho would have shrunk from doing, in a cr men 1 could bear her encouraging tho child in disobedience, but what I cannot beat' thatshu ßhould draw my husband's affec tions away from me. 1 do not understand, replied Mr. Freer. Recauso you do not know Clara, said Mrs Elliot. She was as fond of Tom El liot as 1 was, in those old days, but she iiad more worldly prudence. Who first encouraged him to our house? She did. Who flirted with him and attracted him? She did. And when the truth came out, that ho loved me, she bettayed tho tale to you, in her jealous anger. Then came forward Squire TumbuU. I was a young frightened child, and I did not dare to ob ject to him; ro to escape I rushed upon a woiso fate. Lawyer Freer was knitting his brows. Parts of her speech had grated his ear. She never forgave me, from the morning she knew that Tom Elliot cared for mo not her; she has never forgiven me yet. And now ihey have learnt to care for each oth er; iho lime.tho attentions, the love my hus band owes me, are given to her. Relieve mo or not, as you please, sir, it is the disgraceful Irulh. Disgraceful, degenerate grb. both of you, he exclaimed, angrily, t suffer your minds to bo led away by a man like him. So I come to you for aid, fehe cotinued and I have explained this, not to betray her folly, but to justify rny nplieation. If I could place tho boy at school, wo would no longer bo under obligations to Mrs. Turnbull, neither would my child bo an excuse for my husband's visiti there. You connot countenance such conduct in my sister. '1 have nothing to do with Mrs. Turnbull's conduct She is old enough and wiseenough to take care of hereseif, and I do not fear j her doing so. And for you should you ever become a widow, then you may apply to me. The tears were struggling down Mrs. Elliot's cheeks. She ventured to touch, and take her father's hand. For my peace and Wiliam's well fa re, I implore aid, she said. Not for Dr. tl liot. Mr. Freer did not withdraw his hand. and he did not return her clasp lie suffer ed it to remain passively in hers. You are asking what is not in my pow er to accord, Louisa, he at length said. When you left my protection for Thoma3 Elliot's I took an oath that he and his, should remain strangeis to me; that so long as he should live, they should never re ceive or enjoy aught of mine. As well ask me to break this hand and he held out his hand as to breaA my oath. So there goes another of my life's delu- sions, she uttered, in a tone of anguish, nearly the last. In my sadder moments, a beaming- ray of flashed across me a vision of my being reconciled to my father; of his blessing me and my child ren, a blessing that might havo been worked out in life. How could I have ex pected it? Father, farewell. God bless you, and pity me! Fare you well Louisa. He took the candle and followed her to the door, intending to light her down stairs, but the rays of the lamp, hanging outside, rendered it unnecessary. He stood there, and when she glanced back from the end of the corridor, she saw him look ing after her. Yearningly she strained her eyes to his, and her lips moved, and her steps halted. Perhaps she would have flown back to him; she had it in her heart to do so, to fall upon his neck, and with kisses and sobs, implore a more lov ing forgivness; but he turned in and closed the door, even as she looked, and fdie passed swiftly down the stairs, with a bursting spirt. It was the last time they met cn earth. Nearly the last of her life's delusions, Mrs. Elliot had said. What else icmain ed to her? Her children. William de paried, as before. With Mr. and Mrs. Tunrbull for Nearfordshiie. With the lit ters absence, Louisa again forgot her jeal ous troubles and peace rather cold per haps, but undisturbed by storms was re sumed between heielf and her husband. Uponh'rr young child, the girl, every wish and hope seemed now concentrated. The love she lavished upon the infant was a matter of remark to all who had an oppor tunity of witnessing it; they loved their, children, but not with, an all absorbing passion like this. Did Mrs. Elliot ever hear lhat a check, sooner or later, always comV'S to love so inordinate? She would have known it, had she looked much into the world. Oh! when my darling can speak, when it can answer with its own dear little voice I shall be too happy, she was wont to say My father has abandoned me, my husband has forgotten his love for me. my noble boy gladdens other eyes than mine, but in ibis precious child shall be my recom pense. Make haste, my darling, make haste and speak! Rut the child seemed backward in speaking, and in walking also. Fifteen months old audit attempted neither Master Willy, at that age, had gone with his sturdy legs all over tho room, and made himself heard when he wanted bread and butter. Girls not so forward as boys, reasoned Mrs.JJ Elüot. It was a pretty child, and would have been moie so, but for nu unusual look about the forhead, and a vacant stare in its full blue eyes. Once or twice, that vacant gave had stricken to the mjther' heart, bringing with it a wild fear, a dread, which she drove back as some far off horror, that would kill her if ovf.r it came near. One afternoon tho servant, Harriet, had tho baby lying on her knee. She had just come in from a walk, had taken off its things, and was now looking curiously at its face, and touching its head here and there. Dr. Elliot was stretched on the sofa, reading, as Harriet thought, but his eyes were raised over the book, watching her motions. Harriet, what are you looking at! Tho question was sudden, and startled the serwn'' Sh replied in a confused vague manner, that slid was looking at nothing particular. Dr. Elliot came farward. o.'ew a chair in front of them, and sat down gazing lirsl I . . . .... n ! - - j it her, and then at the child. fiat were you thinking of, Harriet, he persisted, when you touched the child's forehead? Harriet burst into to tears; sho was very fond of tho infant. I hope you will not ask me, sir, she rejoined; I should be afraid to tell. Afraid of a fiddlestick, returned Dr. El liot. If you fancy there is anything tho matter with her, speak, and it may bu he seemed to hesitate for a word remedied. Many an infant has been ruined for life through its ailments not beinti known. It was not me, sir, began Harriet, look ing lound at the door, which was ajar, to mako sure her mistress was not there, though indeed sho could then hoar her overheard, in her own room. Its true I havo wondered at iho child being so dull, though I never thought muoh about it; but this afternoon, ns I was fitting on a bench in tho promenade walk, old Mrs Olivers came up 6ho as goes out nursing. 1 know, said Dr. Elliot. Well! She has got her daughters child with her, a lively little thing of eleven mouths. It was stepping about, holding on by our knees, and laughing. That is what your poor little charge wont do on. i sudden, sho begins to me. Why not! says I. Little Miss Clara's j backward, but she'll be nil right when she rrnlc hnr teal Ii Why, she's got her teeth Nurse "Chivers. Hasn't she? returned Only six, I said. Many a child's more backward in walking than she. I don't say she won't Valk in time, went on Dame Olivers, 'but you can't have handled that baby for jifnven months, and not have found out what'? the matter with it. Folks are talking of it in town, and saying 'Harriet stoppe Goon,' cried Dr. Elliot, with compres sed l'ps. And saying,' Nurse .Chivera continued, that the doctor must know, if its poor mam ma does not. Though the look of the ba by might havo told even her that it is' I don't like, broke off IKrriet with renewed tears, to repeat the cruel word bhe said though Nurse Olivers was grieved herself, and did not mean it in cruelty. Rut if she's right, tho dear infant will never have j wit nor sense through life, to comfort us. Tighter, far tighter was the straining of his lips, and a'dr.iii &iü.dä öT paiu luarli ed his handsome face. He bent his head over the ch'ld. It lay wide awake, but perfectly passive in Harriet's lay, its lips apart, and its glistening eyes staring up warus. Oh, sir, sobbod harriet, 'is it true! And tven she saw the expression on the doctor's countenance, and knew that the news was no news to him. Who ever will break it to my mistress? phe wailed. m It must be suffered to come upon her by gradual degrees, was his answer. Rut had Dr. Elliot raised his eyes, he would have seen that it had come upon her, and not by gradual degrees. She had come softly down stairs and inside the room, lest the baby slept, just in time to hear the dreadful sentence; and thee she stood, transfixed and rigid, hor eyes staring as wildly as the child's. That far-off hor ror, seen but at a distance, had come near! into her very home. Some instinct 1 caused Harriet to look round; she saw her mistress, and shrieked out Dr. KIHot raised his head, bounded forward, and j caught her in his arms. Louisa! Good Heavens! I did not know you were there. My dearest wife! do not distress yourself; all will be well; it is not so bad as thesa women think. Louisa! Louisa! No, no, the dreadful shock had Come to her, and nothing could soothe or foster it. When she recovered power ol motion, she took the ill fated child from the servant, laid its cheeks against hers and moaned a? she swayed with it backwards and forwards. Suddently bhe looked up at hr husband If we cculd die I and she both of us! she murmured, in a despairing, helpless sort of way, almost as if her own intellects were going. It was indeed a fearful visitation, and it made itself heart! in throbs of agony. Her brain was beating, her heart was working; care upon care, trouble upon trouble, had followed her wilful marriage and now the latest and greatest comfort, tho only jov that seemed left to her, had turned into a thing to be dreaded worse than death. She had so passionately wished for this child, and now that it was given, what was it? Her husband sat regarding her in gloomy silence, pitying her she could see that pitying the ill-fated child. Oh, if she could but undo her work and her disobedience if she could but go back years and be once more careless, happy, dutiful Louisa Freer Not even Tom Elliot should tempt heraway then. How many, as her father 6aid. have echoed the same useless prayer. Ill-doing first, repentance afterwards; hut repentance can rarely, if ever, repair the ill-doing. All must bear the sorrows they bring upon themsehes even though they may end but with life; but it seemed to Louisa Elliot, in that first hour of her full affection, that her punishment was greater than ever yet fallen npon women. to be coxtinubo A WEDDING EXCURSION. In tho evening tho ceremony was per formed which made Tim and Rachael one, and after the company had liquored all round Tim having previously talked it up with Rachael boldly announced the des perate resolution of starting the next morn ing on a grand tour of observation. He had always been to him lie said, and never seen mithin, and now he was going straight to G and afore he came back he would see a steamboat, if thero was such a thing anyhow. The village of G --was about fifty miles distant, lying on the Ohio River, and i journey there lor lima residence in ie (,a)'8 waa deemed a great undertak- o f il ,1 I. T- - 1 111". Ooine l' wiem iiuougii ui.-u oiii iihu tak-'ii leave of his senses, or certainly he was not in earnest, but he assured them he was, and the next morning, tackling up old grey, and puttion on a supply ot pork and beans for the journey. Tim and the new Mrs. Higgins started on their bridal tour. The second day the hopeful pair, without accident arrived at G . Just as they were entering the town, it so happened lhat tho steamer Pennsylvania was round ing in to make a landing. Tim caught sight of her smoke pipes, ami in an ce staey of wonder and delight, cried out. Thero sho comes now, by hoky, look at her I lach! Je-ru-sa-lem! Just as Squire Stocklev said smoke like a burning foller. She's comin' in tu shore, tu. .fe-mima, whataeieek. furder across than from our house to Shadlow's mill aint i. Rach? See, they are tying up the varmint with a hal ter. Wonder if it's skeery and pulls. Hero's a post, lot's tie grey and go down to the critter. Thunder, what's that, how it snorts. You hotter keep away from it, Tim, said Rachael, it might swallow you down like winkin. I ain't afeard, said Tim, folks are comin' off on't now. She's good natuied I reckon, only spirited. j Ry this time trrev wn rW: f,cr ..1 I rr?.- i t . j Tim and Rachael were movin i? cautiously in the direction of th honr. No ba'km, Rach, I'm goinjr on lo her. j The plank was out, and Tim followed j closely by Rachael, boldly walked up, and ! soon smnd jiloicrci,? 1. Seo how she sweats, they must havo put her through, said im. " I say, old -boss, said Tim. addressing the engineer, iixa her just little I want to see how she traJs. x She'll neve direethx, cri-d the man of steam, better keeirpi; Albs war. Tim and RachaciViow wended their way towards the irain dec';. nd so completely were they absorbed i;. whit they eatr that they did not observe the preparations made for the departure. At the last Up of the bell Tim thought there mast be a meeting somewhere, but did not think it was any thing which concerned him. At length as Tim afterwards expressed it, slt began to breathe hard, and the- waters began to spksh, ar.u T:jh kr the first time observ- river. Hellow her, old boss! screamed Tim. I say cap'n, what you about? where are you going tu? They were now under full headway, and Tim saw the town and the old grey disa pearing like magic. Thunder, why don't you hold her in, roared Tim. She's runnin away. An what will we do? Oh, golly curse the critter, can4t she be brought tu? A wag, who saw poor Tim's predica ment, observed: You are in for it now, my friend. We don't stop till we get to New Orleans. I told Tim to keep away from the blast ed varment, screamed Rachel, uow what will become of us? Tim ivns in dispir. At this moment the steamer's whistle uttered one of its sharpest notes, and Tim's hair stood on end. She's loose squealing and kicking, roar ed Tim. Oh, golly, Rachel, we are lost! and in the sibseenco of :he knowledge of any prayer, he tiied to repeat apait of tho blessing he had heard Deacon Suivelly a3k at the table. Rv this time the Captain had hoard of poor Tim's misfortune, and kindly ordered the boat to land, and Tim and Rachel once more stood on terra lirma. Footing it back withal! dispatch, they found old grey still fast to the post, anil not many minutes elapsed before his head was turned hon-.-ward, Tim and Rachel, v.-ho were perfoetly satisfied with what they had seen of this great world in general, and steamboating in particular. Sad Accident, One of the mot frightful accidents which ever occurred in western New York took place in ihe village of Albion, on live even ing of ihe 2oiU ultimo. A Rochosdcr pa per gives the following ;.-eouut of ii: One of the young men, from Rockport, who has been practicing and walking the rope over the canal at that place, went U AlDion lo give an exhib'uion of rope walk ing during the holding of the Orleans county Fair. He extended a rope over the canal from a block of stores to the Mansion house just west of Main street bridge, and about five o'clock in the afternoon com menced walking and performing ids feats. The iron bridge near ihe rope was crowd ed with people on foot and in wagons, that place being one of the best that could bo found for a view of the rope. When the ropewall-.er was just walking out, and ail eyes were fixed upon him, the bridge went down with a crash, carrying into the water in one promiscuous mass houn dreds of people, including all ages and both sexes, and with them of course fell the horses and wagons, iron timber, and other materials of the bridge. There were three teams upon the bridge two carriages and a lumber team. The number of persons upon the bridge is esti mated at from two to four hundred the most of whom went into the water. The killed, taken out Wednesday nihf within three hours after the accident, are, thus reported. Mr. Cornel! and Mr. Slillson of South Uarre; Albert Wilcox, West Kendall. Jano Avery, Lydia Harris and Thomft Cady, of Albior. Mrs. Yeile, of f Jarre. Thomas Aandy, of Yates. Sarah Thomas. Augusta Martin, It. Mur dock and M. Henrv, of Carltcm. Perry Cole, of fjenton's corners. Miss Pratt, of Miehigiui, on a visit tc fried nes near Albion. She was killed up on the towing path, standing under the bridge. Anothkk mail robber giving the nameof James Clicmberlaiu. wan arrested a few days since at Kalamazoo, M Vh. The robbery of the mail at that place on the 11th of August is traced to him. He was detected at Grand Rapids, by attempt ing lo sell a dratt for 81U0 on the Hail ford Rank, payable in New Yoik. Subsequent in estrgatiens proved lhat Chambci I tin has purloiuod some two hun dred loiters, eonieining money, drafts and valuables. Ho is now laying in prison in Kalama zoo. What wibO compensation Providence does afford, exclaimed a pretty belle dur ing ihe gale of Wednesday; ihe 6a mo wind that mutses our crinoline, blows dust hr the eyes of the wicked young men who would take advantage of our admirable confusion. Ex. Notwithstanding the dust, wo would go oll eye o'l tho confusion. A boy at an examination in an English school, was asked who discovered Ameri ca. The answer was, 'Yankee Doodle. .