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   Washington Weekly Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 17, 1860, Washington, Indiana                                 JJ  t lAi. ■  A  F. Horrall,  VOLUME 6.  WASHING-TON, INDIANA, FEBRUARY 17,  K  TT-l  Ì.J 11  Written for The Washington Weekly Telegraph.  MINNIE GRAHAM.  o R  NO HE AET TO GIVE.  A tale of love under difficult circumstances,  BY  GEORGE E. FAY. -0—0-  CHAPTER X. *HE first morning after Mark Bently had set sail for a foreign laud, broke 'lipon the wide expanse of Avaters, with ill'lhe beauty and grandeur of which themind could conceive. The sun rose "trilh peculiar brightness, and shed his ms across the majestic deep; the broad smpoth face of the water reached far be-yo(id the sight of man. The proud ship glided along, seeming as steady and fiirin as a rock.  [ark looked out upon this beautiful, s grand, ,this indiscribably sublime me. ThoHightsof home and troubles that had summonsed him had occu-piW his mind, and sleep'had forsaken his weairy eyelids, -until nature could no loager endure it, or support itself, and a«' this grand morning broke across the waters? Avith^ its surpassing loA'cliness, Mark we say awoke and looked out upon ¡the scene. What an awe filled his soul! iNever before had he known such feelings. Here, in the midst of the ocean deep, gliding o'er its broad face at such a rapid rate, and yet they moved on so steady. Here, where he had expected to.be tempest tossed from the level of the ocean to mountain'jheights, here where he had «xpected to hear nothing but the curse of the seamen and the loud and fearful •exdiiitiiitions of terrified passengers, together with the wild wail of the Avind and the mighty sur^ging of the waves, and the fearful creaking of the vessel; Kere we say he looked out on the beautiful scqne that opened upon his vision.  'Your pardon, lady, for thè intrusion; but I Avas charmed Avith the music, the piece you played and sang, is of all, my favorite. - Pardon the intrusion but I could not forbear the pleasure of looking on the one Avhose voice was so sAVeet, and Avhose fingers so skilled.'  ■ For a moment the lady looked at Mark;  with bitterness—Avith remorse, aye, I have seen days when I could have cursed the hour I first lo—'  'Why riot finish the Avdrd? I knoAA'- it, and I begin to see that there is in our histories some little coincidence.'  'Well, let this pass. That tear we spoke of—let me hear of it.'  'I will. I said it contained a history of my life—of course it is brief, for the tear Avas soon brushed avA'ay. I may do wrong by speaking thus to you, yet there is something that inspires me with confidence in you—I shall not repose confidence in vain?'  'Nay lady, I hope not. It Avould be heartless to betray trust.'  'Then sir, two^ years' ago I met and loAx-d a young mian, and' nras loved by him. My father Avould not consent to our union, for he to whoiii I had given my heart Avas poor. Oft did Ave sic and sing together, but he, alas! could  with a steady, earnest gaze. He Avasj not gain consent of my Either, for no about to withdraAv from her presence! reason only that he was poor Arhile fath-Avhen she spoke:  'No intrusion sir, if you are truly a lover of music, and see fit to do me the honor to listen to my humble efforts, I see no reason that you should consider it an intrusion.'  'Thanks lady. But I am a stranger, therefore I must not take the privileges of an acquaintance.'  'True sir, you haA^e said and acted right, but let this all pass, be seated by the piano and play.'  'My thanks again,, but Avould prefer to hear you.'  'Do you sing then?'  'I sometimes do.'  'Are you acquainted Avith the parts?'  'I sometimes sing different parts.'  'Tiien the piece I sang AA'as my favorite; if it be yours, you are acquainted Avith its iparts, no doubt.'  'Ihave studied them more than those of any other piece.'  'Then I Avill play and sing the air, you Avill sing bass.'  er was rich. To gain wealth he left his natiA'e.land, since Avhichtime I have not heard of him. The piace Ave sang AA^as our favorite, and your voic-o Avas so much lik his—pardon me, but you have the history of my life—you understand that tear.'  The frankness with Avliich that lady had spoken, increased Mark's admiration of her, and led him into a communicative feeling also. After a fcAV moments had elapsed ho said:  'You spoke of a coincidence lady.— Were your lover here, tliere v.'ould be a stranofe coincidence. I too, loA'ed  O '  an angel; her father drove me away, and I too am going to another land to seek my fortune. The piece we have sang-together Avas the favorite of myself and the one I love, and strange as it may seem, your voice is much like hers.'  'Strange indeed! Yet there is ^n Avonder that you should Seek to listen to a voice like the one you have loved, nor after all tliat a tear should drop Avlien 1 hear you ting; but this i'nterview lias  I must  No other Avords were passed. The ladysAvept her hand from key to key, I f^^g,  "tly on ; ,,,nodious voice, to ,,,, .^e are sad, but come another  «ift^P^^fl^sunshine m the heart j Scarcely conscious of his whcre-  fdr many days before he ^leftliom-,. Rnd^^^^^^j^j^j^^^^^^  up to this time had accustomed himself Txed'''on tlirTa^yT^rio-bir  look for none uiitil he should find it  the presence of the dear angel of his .life. But, you see that ho Avas disappointed.  Long we say ho looked out on the grandeur of the'ocean, thinking, pondering, wondering and lastly, inAvardly praising and thanking his God. He now .-^jpoliloquised:  'Be still poor heart. Let not the grandeur of this scene lead yoii to such ■c^cess of joy. I was wild—Avas foolish  gaze Avas fixed on the Ta3y looked steadily upon a picture of the crucifixtion of Christ.^ The picce was one of deep meaning and fully calculated to carry the soul away to the laud of brightness and.glory.  Mark sang with all the fullness of his rich bass voice, nor did either of them make a jar, or a note of discord. It Avas performed as if the tAvo had trained'together for years.  When it was finished, Mark noticed a  day.  Before Mark had scarce comprehended tiie words spoken, the Tad^- Avas-but of his pix'sence. It all seemed like a dream. Hoav long he sat there- in silence he scarce kneAv, but was not aroused until dinner was announced; then lie arose and tried to banish the thoughts that Avere crowding on hi.s mind.  Reader, pardon us for leaving them thus abruptly, but we must do so in order that you may ha\-c the Avbole story.  CHAPTER Xr.  tear in the eye of the lady. For amo-!_ •in the extreme, to forget .the poAver of j ^^^^ ^^ vaguely at|  "^HE way of the transgres.-or ishard.'  .ri 1 r 1 1 1 ■ * 1, 1 1-------— ............ — " I Thus muttered vVlfred Clinton one  <}od. Iw.so„Iy lookmgtobe bappy ; u,c picturc on the Wall; tl.en as if Inving „¡j.^ ^^  wheaI^un,odtomynat,ve land and^f^ ti,^ .ambii,,, house. S!„co his foublos  okimod M,n„,e my ow„ ; biit ho,e, from ! endeayoicd to look gay.  out the severest trials and deepest troubles the-hand of Providence has brought me, and now, despite my efforts, I am 'filled with joy—I am happy. I Avill profit by this lesson. No hour has ever ;yet been] so dark that a brighter one has not succeeded than,precifded it. I Avill learn to trtist Avholly, unreserv^edly, and only in my God.*  Just as he had finished this soliloquy, « voice, accompanied by the sounds of the piano, were heard in another part of 'the vessel. He listened. Gradually the «inger entered with soul and spirit into •the'¡piece. Her hands glided over the ikeys of the instrument, producing music that could only be rivaled by the voice she employed, which to Mark was sweet as angel's. His passion for music had had existence at the first .Bound of melody he had ever heard, and ;he had made it his study—had taught .Minnie, and been taught -by her. The .piece of music which he had most ad-.mired, and which Minniejhad a thousand times sang and played for him, Avasuow ibeing produced in his hearing. And the •voice, could it be that there Avas on earth another who possessed so sweet a voice as the one he had left in sorrow and deep trouble.? It seemed so. He Avas transfixed to the spot, he AA'as spell bound, did not, could not move until the music had ceased.  Forgetting his fear, his troubles and all that had made him unhappy, Mark determined at once to know and see the one who had thus sang and played.— Quickly he was at the door, of the xoom from whence he had heard those charming sounds.  What was his surprise when he looked in and saw a figure so divine that his ¿oul leaped within him. It was no time f-for wonder or amazement though, so he fiaid:  jliad began, he had souglit the Avine cup But there Avas something there that told I ^^^ gamingtable almost constantly, Mark that even whilst she seemed happy, I ^^^^^ money, but lost ihore. there was that, he knew not what, which | ^^ ^^^  caused >is tear—something ho Avouldji^gt^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ thousand dol-  like to enquire after. Ii^j-s, consequently the scriptural quota-  tirely unacquainted Avith city life as well ¡the last quarter of an hour, his mind as the gaming table; but that having had been so intently occupied AA'ith the just come into possession of this forlune, game, that he in a measure had become he was easily impressed with the idea of'sober, and was already somewhat ne:-^  Forgetting his short acquaintance, aiid the fact that he might introduce a subject that Avould oflend the lady he took the liberty to speak, to inquire:  'That tear, fair lady?'  With a calm look she for a moment surveyed him, then asked:  'Didst see a tear?'  'Truly lady, but pardon me, I—I forgot. I have no right to ask.'  'Yet you could hardly avoid it, your manner tells me this.'  'I could not. The question came into my mind and was asked before I had time for a second thought; but your pardon lady.'  'Well there surely can be no harm in your question, and in fact I am glad you asked.'  'Then you Avill not object to ansAver-ing?'  'I see no reason that I should. It can do no harm to tell you, so I shall ^pro-cee^ to do so; but, if another tear should arise think it not strange. I striA-e hard against the emotions of my heart, endeavor to be calm, and submissiA^C to the Avill of God, but alas! I find it hard to do so.'  'But the tear?'  'That tear contained the history of my life.'  'Hast thou too learned grief and sor-roAV?'  'Havd dl-ank deep of thfe bitter cup of sorroAv.'  'Then we in that are alike/  'How?'  'I too have had my cUp oMifo filled  bein"-a 'fast vouuiiman.'  O V o  Gradually Alfred led him on from one thing to-another; first to the wine cellar, then to a social j-'ame at cards. Thus  O  through the giddy and bcAvilderihg maizes of sin and vice, this young man Avaa led. From one step to another he was hurried, Avithout an hour to roflect, to think. Near a month had passed in this Avay, and this yoxxng man had formed a strong appetite for Avine, and contracted a fearful desire to gamble. Thus far ho had been successful, Avinning ATirious small sums from Clinton, Avhich led him to concludo that, ho A^a?, ak-cady' sliillod in the use of cards, that he could now make a fortune in addition to what ho already had.  Alfred uoav found that his plans Aver-i Avorking Avell. At CA'cry suggestion of the young man to game, Clinton entered his objections on the ground that he had so often been beaten, and thatit Avas useless to play with his new acquaintance, unless it Avas to lose.  But these objections only, as a matter of course, served to make the voun."-  V o  man, Avhose name Avas Walter May, more desirous to play Avith tlv.' man he was sure he could win from. So matters passed on in this Avuy for son:!« time. Walter May urging Alfred to play ixnd Alfred refusing. At length it was a'j'recd that one nii'dit should  O O  set apart for the purpose of testing th<'. skill of each. Alfi-ed took good care lo display to tlie gaze of V/alter, a ver}-larf'-e amount ot" money, remarkini!;  O J ' o  the time:  'Now my good fellow, I shall beat y;ni, or you get all this money.'  'Ha! ha! That suits me,' re tar nod ■Walter, -all I ask is, that you hold out pluck.'  'I suppose I shall do that, at least I shall hope tliat fortune will be on iriv side to night.'  'Good luck to you!—but I shall see to that—fmess Ave had betier make a biu" thing of it, and 1 think that I sliall clo.s>_' you out completely, then Avhcn I havo done that, why I guess I shall retire from  •the bttsineSE.' —iu- ■.. -V..:  'What! Avin all I ha^■e, tl^.en ({uit and give me no cliance to get it back?'  'I guess 1 Avill.'  'Then sir, I guess I Avont play.'  'Yes, but you have agreed to; I have ordel-ed tlic Avine, the room is already i;i order, so I Avant no backinif out sir.—  ' O  Come, don't let your pupil back you out ai a little game of cards ^v]lere only twenty or thirty tliousand are at sl;ike.'  'Well, I'll try you any hov/—at k'asl until I see what the I'esult is likely to be.'  'And you must play through sir, make or break, this was the bargaiiij'  No more was then said, but the twt) separated to meet at the table Avhere a fortune Avas Lo be lost and Avon. EiHit o'clock came, and the tAvo young men Avere eagerly engaged in the game. Every bet made by Alfred was a bad one.  A'ous. When their handa, Avere shown, Alfred proved tlvi Avinner, and ere Walter was conscious of the fact, had the money, checks and all dra\vn iVom the table and taken into his possession.  Ho arose to take his leave, but before he did so he said:  'YounL?- man, luck Avas on ray side at  O ' ^  last; but I A^'ill not be so hard wii;b you  )u Ave re Avith me.  will  you  money to-morrov>- tosLnrt with.'  So saying he left the ruined young man to his own reRociions. The truth uoAv for tliO first time iia.;;lied across his rrvhid. Ko aavr plahxly the decigvis of Alfred from tbe beij'ii.uiirig, but it wjis too late noAv. AYhat should lie do? To 'SO home as'-ain he fjlt tliat he could not,  o ^  and fecliiig that he Avas by no means qualified to li^ 0 the life of a ganxbler, he scarco kno .v Avhat to do, lie f<i!t ih:it, iru-iy he Avas lost wilhouL a liopo of redeinp-ion.  Rising up, lie sloAviy left the room and retired to the bote!. There lie suifered himself for the first time to relioct calmly on his course siiico lie came into the city, lie Avas noalmost completely sobertd by iho pow.-i'rul truth.; that had forced th.oraselves uj;(.>n liis mind. Disgnico and dioho:ior :io-y mantled him so fearfully that ho lir.d no hope of ever cast-inij' them oil'. For a Avhile i;e sat \ aca:it-  O  Iv ¡'■azii)!'" iii th.:.:! niirior at !;is bloated  ^ o o  iace. But a i':'ii.ii'L v,-'U'ks had nassod  The Wind  Blov^eVi Listetli.  V/hei:-!  lt| Aunt Phuobe Hopkins, Avho had been i most bii-sy ia circulating reports of this  --1 n iture, and had confideiitiy assured Mi'^.s..  Tho'Avinter was now i'ar advanced, and'Kiiisbui-y that s'le iuiow the old man^s-tho\i.vh ii had been and  l: '  .and dronrv  ri-,  uiulduílüj  cold t old  All this miii-h: h.ave }>ecMi born'j ever, ii'itiiad not played such a  I-.  pr.ink  wiih liv.tlc Alice Ivivburn. Ino AVv^nder it lijv.id h(;r, eveua.jilie gentle airs of sur.imei- did tliat brouglit all tlio iVagranoi-tliey co'.ild iind to lie'.-, and pl-iyed v.'ilh her ii:ij;ie!.i and parted tlicm ilio sun-shiiu? to ])aint ihein all alike, and plnyed her sucli iji'eiv tunes. No AVOnder ii loved nel'. But the caresses of the Avintcr wind were ii )L such as .suited her gentle nature, and hei' delic:ue frame; and ihough at ür.st iliey only reddened her cheek.s ¡'.rd excited h.er spirits, yet before the Avinte;' v. as (juiLe gone, itlrul pi'oduced a sad oiiauL;'!; in her appeai-an(;e, and the iittle lay sh.iveiiug Avith sickness  up:.)a nei- little l;ed in the o!d man's quiei room, yes in tlieold man's room, ior h'-could notsafie'r hc!' lo be carriedelsv.liere.  past, had ii:jthin ;>■—  Day after day f-'r m mt!  lie sat t.'V lus i;res no; hill"' in ihe."  since ho had entered the eiiy wiih hi:;;h  J O  iiopes and a.iibii ions. Nov/, a.iasi he was peutiile s and had (^julvai-i.ed habits that of then:;.!-!', OS we/o e!iou:.''h to d;:mn  O  him. He slov/ly arose, opened his tiu'.ik, look theh'om a revolver, applied the irraziilo to Ids temple, pulled t tri^-ger, and ins;;;iu!y fell a lifeless corpse uron llie floor.  Reader, this is a brief, but not unusu-;il histv)ry o:' fast young men, is it not a fearful one? Of course iiotliini;- was known of h.im, so he Avas buried lit the expense of the public, aftei'e a verdict of coi'oner's jui"/, of 'suicide by fire-arms -cause unknown.'  To i!£ Continued.  How they do tliirags'iii B^ypt.  tion he made, come to his mind in this ¡Loss folloAved loss until two thirds of  hour of loss. It would have been a blessing to him had ho continued to think as he did them, or belieA^ed and practiced so that his life had been changed, but ho had not the powor to do this.  Time passed on, but he Continued his Avicked course. Night after night he AA'"as found at the gaming house, and night after night did ho groAv poorer and poorer. This state of things, Avithout change of luck, continued to.exist for about two months. Hc boixan to medi-  .0  tate some more certain Avay of obtaining money than this, Avhen he chanced to meet with a man, who he discovered Avas A'ery wealthy. He had made large deposits in the bank, and this Alfred Avas particular to learn of by CA'ery possible means that lay in his power. The young man we have spoken of, had just come into possession of a very large estate, this Alfred also learned. As we have intimated, young Clinton had been casting about in his mind, as to the practicability of employing some other means of obtaining money, to be plain he had cóunted his chances in turning pickpocket. But here was a chance he thought, to get this young man's possessions in a 'legal' Avay, so he determined to try once more, the chance at gaming. He wais the constant companion of the young màn, and unceasing in his attentions to him, the result of ivhich was, that thè young man made a confident of Alfred Clinton, and Avithout reserve, told him all about his good fortune. Alfred also learned that this young man Avas en-  his large pile of bills had gone into the hands of Walter May, but they continued to pla}'-. The Avinner continued in high spirits, while young- Clinton appeared discouraged and lofh to take up the cards.  It Avas after midnight, still there; Avas no change in the luck. May Avas becoming intoxicated, in fact ho could scarcely walk straiglit when he attempted to  Down in Egypt illinos, Deacon Smith was one day called upon to ma.ri-y an okl couple not less tlian sixty years of age.— The croAvd assembled at the old log school house to see tlie happy couple joined togethei-. The Deacon and the marital candidates rose.  'Mr. Jones.' said the deacon, . 'and Sarah Long, stand up. Do you, J\Jr. Jones, take Sarah Long whom \ ou h.oid by the right liand, to be your hnvi'ul and wedded wile so long as you both sha'I live?'  'No, sir. Deacon Simith.' said Jones; 'so long as avo sliall both agree.'  This l)ein!>- understood, the deacon  O  pi'oceeded.  'Do you, Sai'ah Long, take Mr. Jones Avhom you hold by the'right hand, to be repeationg, as consLanl}' you lawful and wedded husband so long cd them: Little Alice as you both shall live?'  'No sir, deacon Smith, so long as Mr. Jones shall vote the American ticket.'  ide v,-or!d but watch his swe;.it grand-;:liild. Tiiis was business enj.aigh'for him, lMv,■c^•er. His liand.oi perhaps Ave should say rather, his e\es v/ere as full as they <;ould hold of their i'i'ipolynieiit. All his familties, save the one iai-uky of si'j-lit, seemed to have losi  J O ^ ^  th.e power of performing functions. L' ilic child Icf;, her playthings and rati up to her gi'and:;Uher Avith some curoious (luostion, (such a (¡uestion as children aloiie kuo-y hovr to ask,) the old man v.'ouid sc-éui unable to answer, ;;nd he Avouhlonly place his withered hand upon her he;iJ, a.ad aiurmur: 'Dear Alice— dear little Aliee'.' till slie would bi'eak away to her se.lica;-;'i'.port. Solita.i'y? Noi The angels paly viitii little chidrcn on earth.  The heart of the old man wa j bound up in th.e Utile ^'irl. Everybody said that i!  ill shcald h.aT)!)i  n to Pillee,  dd lily t  replied the patriotic female.  The happy couple Avere joined together and Avent on their v/ay rejoicing.  —A Doctor Avas employed by a poor man to attend his vife, who Avas dangerously ill The doctor gave a hint that he had fears of not beijig paid.  'I have thirty dollars,' said the man  any thin  maltheiv iiaybiy::! .vvvralli .,.»:í¡:-specaii} into tlve grave' And no wonder t.ha sucli Vv'as the (anerd' oplnii-ii. . Poi- w.as. there ever sueh a child? Did anybody ever see such euious Avorkraaiiship, as il m;:do out of th.e s((iiare blocks Avith which it ])layed upon the-¡lo.u'? Did anybody ever IV itness such cunning as it displayed in decoying pussy into tlie traps it luid set for her? A dozen times, at most, in as many minutes, ilid the chdld tiy the ,-.ame trick over and tlic cat could not uiidei'stand it. Cheo-he-e!' Avould the old man laugh, every time. And whoever heard siudi a ha]ipy thrill as the echoing lauglitei'of tlie girl? At any rate, tlie old mm found enough to laughat, and to v,-..)ndi'r a.t in tliecliikl—fouiui to do, all day h.ng, and day after day, iu simply wateliing hei-; (hough liio full heart AVould not suffer him to answer her thousand (jue.ilions, in any othei' way than by  3 she dear Alice!'  Hut the stroke was now impending. It seemed tobe God's will that the child should bo removed—that the trial of the old man's faith should be made; and anxious forms stood around to witness the issue—whether it would blind and over-Avhelm him or Avliethcr he Avould give her up without a murmur.  augii ter.  if ut itali Lurncfl (nit in miechief, just > s.he. i;nev,', and had said it Avould; lor, • e ;:n;! bve, the fair one fell sick, and io  mind on this subject, and paid Alice a vi.sit not three days after her advent, an.d Maithe .v kaybui'ii be-eu v.-..ut;i and }iap;,y.! v/as surprise:! toiiiid old MattheAV gilac/i-Out of doi^i's tlie Avind irid piayed alhous beyond his v<ont to his ne w audl)oau-manner of freaks Avith the le.ives and UielLifuldn fallen snov/, ajid li;id sung all ni uiner ofj tunes throagh the dry branehe and hadl rittled tlie doors an.l the v/lnd )V,' panes,' as it too souvlit a.dinil t:uu:e to ihe coin.'on ol the old nnn's e.iieeriV.l lire. Yet, Avhen once adniitied, (for it did sc^me tiiiies succeed in can'yingiis poi;it) i: was nol satisfied with bidiaviir^ itself as a fa-vored guest shc-uhl, kept wandei'iiie irapoiiteiy ;i,'oui)d tlie room, and up and down the stairway', and bio.-, ing into people's faces, a.iid enteringeveu iheclosets and cupbo.u'ds, a!id ti'caiing itself in way, to all the delicacies it eouldfind.  A  was ¡a;:iio!-ed that slie could not put up-^v¡lh ( he coai'seness of the old man's Avay,  a.sk-littl  1 Lli:i; siic would 0:1!y be a thing to sup-poi-t, and fondle if ii<; expected to keep the life iii her body at ;ill; most true, oh! Avise"-gossipers, and the old man did cherish" a.nd fondi.' lier; .-ind found himself while so eng iged gi'o-.v holier and more fit for the kingdom of heaven. ButAvhoof you- ' dare even to think of the struggle which she underwent, and issued at last in lunacy and death—the struggle of an ex(iuisite!y refined and affectionate-w.jii'.an, avith .-.n u:isymp;itlis!ng and vuliar husb.-ind.  She had lef behind her, however, a son and a dughter and the heart of the old man wa.s tr.-'.nsferi'yd to these. Especially, did hi.5 lo'. e for th.e gii'l transcend the-nature ofiiuman aifection. No Avonder, therefore, tha,t he sa,t. gazing so intensely upon the, fading linoaaeeiits of the face he loved so? V/hateho had he to live for —whom else couhl he love ;ind ee.orish? A gus:: of V,-ind drove against the windoAV pane a branch of the elm tree close by liKit ■ st.-'!'d.'d the compauA' around the bed, battl-.c <dd man g;i;:ed fixedly on. Was tliat, a,:-,miie thatilitied over the face of the girl? No! it -ivas only the .shadoA-v from t!ie ;igitatcd curtaiii. Tlie ¡'"eaturcs were still and white as the Avintry snow witho-ut. Tlie hiiher jilaced his hand st'ftly on the eyelids of the sleeper, and they rerar.lued immovably closed. Faint sobbin.gs only disturbed the silence for a moment. Jiut tlie old man neither stirred nor wept, remaniiied gazing- upon his darliu''- with features as rigid as a stone.  ^ O _ O  A sliglit form stole softly around to his Side, and a soft voice Avhispercd in his ear! 'Father, de;ir father, say the Lord liath given, the l;0rd hath taken awSy, blessed be Ilis Holy name.'  Speak tender tlie old m^an does liot respond to this languigeof -resignation.  There v^-as a pause for some »aii^tes, when tiie same form laid her hand ou the ■■ head of tl.e old dcae'ou, and the ftame ,: voice urg"d—'wo:i't you—can't yoiisay •• so, dear fa.ther?'  'Caridine,'- said| 'Malliew Rayburn, '-.ve had bettor v.-itlidraw. Father Avill fdlow in an instant.'  'Oh! sissy,' .almost, sh.riciked achidish A'oico at the beside; 'Oh, dear sissy!'  If proccCited from the little brother of Alice,. l'o.r. tlfc eycs.of the girl had partially opened.  Was she alive? And had the old man tarried in the A'alley of the shadoAv, whither he had accompanied his well beloved? Yet it was even so. The Avinter Avind, that bloweth where it listeth but Avhich is still marvellou dy restrained and tempered to the iiecessities of the tenderest lamb, it Avas this girl; but that .soundless breeze that never comes uu'-ent, and, tliatnever returns Avithout having fulliilled its dreadful mission, had blanced the cheek of the old man forever.  A lai-ge meeting Avas held at National H-all, Philadelphia, on the evening of the 4thinst., to forma Constitutional Union party. Resolutions Avero adopled arranging for the construction of a party embracing all the conservative elements of the country. Letters Averu i'oád íf\:m Edward Everett, Millard Fillmore, E. M. Conrad, and J. Minor Botts.  'Sammy, you little Avhelp, did I not tell you to let that cat's tail alone?' said an angry father to his son Avho Avas trying to elongate a cat's narratiA'e.  'Wedl, old boss, Avhat ifyou did? It's Old Matthew Raybuni was a man Avho ^Id Bronw s 3at and I'll yank thunder out, to use a very common expression, had; jf j pjoase!' seen ti-ouble in his time. A pioneer of____  tlie Y',^'slern wild, liardship and priva  to the doctor, 'and if vou kill or cui-e you tion had often been his lot. And hc had  shall have them.'  'known, too, trials of a peculiar kind, but  killed his Avife? No.  Did you cure lier? No.  Thn said then man you have no legal; ligious enthusiasm, demand.  consider labor as man's inevitable curse.  The woman died on the doctor's hands, I Avhich it is not necessary to particularize, and aftersa reasonable time he called forj in order to set forth his character in its cro,ss the room. This was of com-se ap-i thirty dollars. j proper light. Suffice it for our present  parent to his compa/iion, so before they -doctor ifhe hadM.urpose, lhaU.e had began to bet for perhaps the fiftieth time, hc proposed a drink. This Avas readily agreed to by Walter, and accordingly they drank, then s^it doAvn to play. Each Avere confident of Avinning. May first bet five- hundred. Clinton said:  'I go five bundled better.'  Then May five ^undrcd better, and so on, until Clinton had steaked al money he had. I Carefully eyeing hand, he slowly' drcAv out his pocket book and Avrote anote for five thousand payable at ten o'clock the next day.— again Walter began to pile up his money,  Toung Ladies, Reiid!  from the Hartford  The folloAving is Daily Coni-ani:  . What a number of idle, useless young biiidirwiiiuiim'?^®"^®'^—themselves young  fromhis native 13 lace a mik trained to^^jf-f'-^lde our strets? '^e toil not  neither do they spin, yet Solomon in all II .,1 / o n-'>,• «ovAi-A ^^^^ was not arrayed like one of  and a heart lhat accejiiea evei se^el0| ,, 1 /r j .  Ill , f.. info rn tlieui. Do tlicv cvcr look forAvard to tho  creed.foo coldly cNcn to eak.nd.e into when the real e-.ires and responsibili-  Neitherhad the life of a Av.odsman! cltistor arouud them?  d to soften the asperities of his:  Not to be Piîtied,  I do not pity a person  dod to soften tlie a-iperitaes 01 niS: .v —•""■o —j  utal aud spiritual natnid He had !p-^p^ration or the onerous duties which vs been rigarded as a s'ern, upright, thoir lot-duLies to  iriou.mamandibrlongye:u-shacliill-l«"^'«ty, the world ami _ God? _ They  . .......,r.,„1-or sleep away their time m thu  tencti mei  vva  .liroanino-the'ed, to the entii'e salsfaction ot his breth-  jnessin consequence of his own neligencc or extravigance.  I do not pity a man who bccomcs but he found that hc lacked a coujile of pooi- after oppressing his ¡>oor neighbor  his son, Avho was now Stauung by th.e',, , ,,,, . .  sickbedof Alice, first braight to his ^^^^  hometlie mother oftho suflM-in^^ child.^ poriormance ot their  thousand dollars. He instantly drcwi I do not pity a man who burns h  up a check for fifteen thousand dollars linp^r« by using them f^or snuilers. , . Ido not pity aman whocannotbu  ' 1 f.......... n,/^ , .. duty, or for the acouisitiou 01 heahh,  Hoav such a mystery as the marriage of , ^ „,, . ' .¡c, T 1 i> I 1,i -f ' but to see and bo seen. Tliay expect thus ii^ Jeptha Rayburn ^Mth Alice Jlayueld was ^ _ . , ......, , ,....., . _ , ,  and cast it on tho pile. Quickly -Alfred coA'Cred that amount Avith his notes, as before, payable at ton the next day.  Excited to tho highest point, Walter declared that he had staked his all on this hand, so they must determine wlx) was the Avinnerv Up to this time he had been cheerful and in high spirits, but for  pity  breakfast after buying a mornini  y his dram.  Ido not pity aman who marries a t,',o as the summer breer.e.  tho son was even more har.-ther, and the temper of Alic  scolding wife; it is his own fault.  and to the rough uost of tho old Ày\)o<ls-  •shthau hi.s fa- V P/Y.-^nts have been, and sup-ice was as "•en- I'" idleness, ihey avIio sow  Yel ' sclit W'ls- this Avay aro sure to reap  ■ ' the Avhirldwinil. No life can be exempt  Ido not pity old maids; there are man came this quiet dovoof heaveij. Ah!  plenty of men in tho world.  I do not pity a yonng Avoman that Avants to got married, if she does not accept the first offer, even if he is a little aotd.  hovrold Matthew Avas censured b  f 1 om cares. Hoav mi.itaken an education i'luse girlsreceivo who are allowed to  1 Ti , i ,1 A • li,,. o,.. A. • ^ I inuxgine that life is awavs lo bo a "-arden ho did not forthwith drive far away into I ^ ° 1 t 1 • .1 ' ° r  , of roses' L'lbor is the great laAV of oux*  i)odv ^^^^^ Avorthless Avill she provo  who IS unable to pcrf6rni it.  the Avilderness the visitan of n Everybody said he Avould, but ever was disappointed.   

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