The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, January 25, 1867, Image 1

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    VOL. I.-NO. 4.
A Democratic Nowspnpor,
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Tho uudcrntane'il liavins puii'lutMKl tills well
known un.1 ccutrally-lncatnl house, tlio Kxrlinngo
Hotel, kllunto on MAIN iiioonikuirg,
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jmlilio In general Hit llH I"1"110 1" ""' 111 "1'',er
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neither shall thero he anything wnullng (on his
iiartl to minister to their personal coiiiiuit. 111
houso U spacious, mid enjoys ail cxcilMit busi
ness location.
Oninlhusscs run nt all times between tho Jlx-
cliaiik'O Hotel nnd thovarlot s railroad depots, by
which Imvsllers will bo pleasantly eouM-yed to
mid from tho respective stations in duo tlmo to
.lUWt IlieClirs. .1U11J( t, CAH1XJW,
of tlift followliitf Iipnultful Unci! '
-imp nuciu ii i in (in i win to (Up ir Iio If now Hint
fo rnutiru. n tribute ni thW would bo written ti
liN memory."
On tlio t-jnunm of tlio river,
Vlirre the Mm tmtoocl lili quiver,
Wlirre tlie fttnrllnht MrramtM Tjiumt,
FnlltM ft vrsel light nnd fien.
MornliiK doiVMlropR lmn like mntinn
On tho brlRht fold of her hminrr,
WIiIIh tho 7Pphyrs rnso to fnn hor
Softly to tho rndliint sen.
At hor prow n pilot hentnlnn
In tho (lush of youlh stood droamlnff,
And he wns In clorlons ppomliifr,
Ukcf nn nnqpl from nbovpj
Through hU hair tho l.rrtvrq sportrtt,
And a on tho V hp flouted
Oft that pilot, nt- pl-throatpd,
Vorhlod lays of hope and love.
Thrmmh thn;n1opl:i,polir!Khtly flotvlii!?,
Hud' of l.iunM bloom won Mowing,
Anil UU handn nnon werp throwing
Mmle f rom a lyre of pold;
Bwlflcrdown tho -stream ho elided,
fcoft the pnrpto wave divided,
And a rainbow nreh nbtdod
On liU canvas1 bnovy fold.
Anxious hoarts with fond devotion
Watched him Milling to tho oroim,
Trnvod that nn wild commotion
'MtiM thp element1 nilnht rle j
Anil he seemed roiup young Apotto,
rharmlna Minimcr wind to follow,
Whltp tho water flftR- corolla
Trembled to his music nlghs.
Hut thpip purple waves enchanted,
Itolled beside n city haunted
By an aw ml spell, that daunted
l'verv comer to her shore,
Nlutit Miades rank the air enenmbpred,
And palp nnrblp Matues numbered,
Awoke to llfo no more.
Thpn thcrp rnshed UU llchtnlng quickness
O'er his face n mortal fiulcknevn
And the dews tn fearful thickness
fiathered o'er his temples fair.
And there Rwept a dying murmur
Throuirh the lovely Southern summer
As flm beauteous pilot comer
Perished by that city there.
PtIII mils on that radiant river.
And the sun unbinds his quiver
O'er the starlight strenms forever
On Its bosom ns before;
Hut that vessel's rainbow banner
Orects no more the cny navannn,
And that pilot's lute diops mnnna
On tho purple waves no more.
I was not very much surprised to re
ceive, ono morning, a letter from my
niece, Mrs. Lorimor, although she bad
never written to mo sinco her marriage
nearly four years ago nor did the
contents of her letter excito much aston
ishment in my mind, different as it was
from tho undeviating accounts I had al
ways received of her happiness and pros
perity. I was unspeakably grieved, to
Iio sure; but I had always had my
doubts about tho sincerity of her pro
testations, for I know tho vain, proud
heart of tho girl, and that to own hcr-
iclf disappointed would seem to her hu
miliation and defeat.
I did not overlook tho remembrance
that her sisters had visited her, and
brought back glowing accounts of hor
felicity; but then a flue house and a
largo establishment made up their esti
mate of a happy marriage ; and so long
as everything seemed smooth and cour
teous between the pair, they would
never look further or deeper. Ilowbeit
hero was Isabel's counter-statement:
" Dear Aunt Sarah," ran tho letter,
" will vou leave home, and Cmno and
Btay witli us for a time? Tlio houso is
quiet ; the Summer is In its glory ; nnd
it will bo such a pleasure to me. Do
eonio in spllo of obstacles, for I am un
happy and want to consult you. To
whom else can I look V"
So, though I felt it rather hard to
lcavo my pretty cottage and flower-garden
at tho pleasantcst season of the
year, and still moro so to break off my
old ways and habits of life, which fitted
mo thero liko a glove, I resolved to lose
no tlmo in obeying Isabel's summons,
for I was very anxious about her. I
thought some conjugal crisis must have
occurred or sho would never havo (Imp
lied tho veil. I knew Mr. Lorimor so
slightly that I had littlo ground for
speculation, so far as ho was personally
concerned; but I know that Isabel hail
married from nvpeet, sho said ; and 1
could not help remembering how, oven
with tho suleinn nuptial vows in her
ear, and enunciated, too, witli a tremu
lous passion, she had turned nor grace
ful head from alter and prie-t to marl;
tlio ample flow of her satin drapery and
co-Hy veil. Some might havo called It
a charming mtlccr ; but it did not seem
so to mo, nor was 1 ono who fondled and
praised Iter her husband among Un
restfor tho clear calm tones In which
sho had spoken her own responses. 1
did not llko It ; thero was depth enough
In Isabel's nature to have made her ior
get her bridal suit, and to havo Milled
In whispers her bell-llUo voice, hail nor
heart been truo to her words. When I
looked frym her husband's flushed face
and eyes, which glowed when they fell
upon hor, to her cool cheeks and smil
ing lips, 1 made tin old woman's inward
augury of 111: "Hot love soon grows
cold," said 1 to myself; "and alio, poor
child, is not in lovo tit all. (iod grant
tho llamo may never break out of
bounds !" To speak truly, tho last was
my present fear. I was not afraid of
any outward compromise of Isabel's
duty, for 1 relied upon the self-restraint
of her character and her pride of posi
tion; but had sho discovered that sho
was capable of loving as sho nover had
loved, and that tho object of that love
wnsnnt licr lutsliand? tlmt a
liosi onco ioiMlle, was now In s!;!it,
hut out of reach forever? Then ncaln,
eanio back tho consolatory reflection
that sho would never have owned It ;
prmo nml sliamo would havo sent her
silent to tho grave; and my heart ach
ed Involtintnrlly ns 1 conceived that
burning grief devouring hor in secret.
At .ill events, I would go. Tho verv
snmo day I received Isabel's letter saw
my arrangements complete; nnd tho
evening post carried her n letter stating
nt what hour they might send to meet
meat their railway station. Then I put
on my bonnet, and made the hrwtof my
way to tho city, to tell her family of my
vNlt. and receive their eonimlloiH,
It wns n sultry evening in tho begin
ning of July, and tho heat, dust, and
turmoil of the metropolis struck me op
pressively. Thocro-is of St. I'aul's flam
ed in tho blazing sun; tho gay display
of Summer fashions In tho adjacent
windows looked tawdry nnd eclipsed In
the unmitigated light ; nnd one put by,
half in pity, half in disgust, tho droop
ing, scentles roses thrust upon the at
tention by the Importunate flower glrK
I found my brother's ware-house tn full
activity; lie hlm-elf was paving com
mercial court to somo important cu
tomer In one of the long narrow alleys
formed by bales of goods, which front
ed tho public door which I had entered.
lie saw mo at once, and directed me to
await his leisure in his private count-
ing-houso with nn air of undisguised
astonishment at my appearance. When
bo joined mo I .old him briefly why 1
had come, for it wns long since Robert
nnd I had been on nlfeetionnte terms.
He appeared highly amused at tho idea
of mv going to Morton Leas.
"Whv, what can Isabel want with nloms wlt" m'nuratloii. iiowtlioproni
you, Sarah a quiet, dull old soul like 150 of the girl had fulfilled itself in the
you ? No offence, I hope ; but vou mu-t 1 W""'"" ! had alwas been exqiiMto
wondcr yourself; besides, you will bp''.v l'rotly, but her beauty seemed to me
like a fish out of water in their grand to have a higher character now. Sho
house and with their lino ways. Vou ! 'lllIto recovered her composure,
havo no notion of tho stylo they live !ml laying witli mo while I dre.sscd
io for dinner, asked ino a hundred ques-
I said quietly : " Tf T had not, it was tions concerning her old home and fani
froni no want of information on the "' 1 c""Itl f'10 wn" nl'raia "f "''
subject, and that I had every confidence ! tl,kil1" 1,10 initiative, but I had no idea
that T would not commit myself in his!of being so premature.
(laugnier s 110110;" aim men 1 went up
. i1 -r ,
sums in seo IK'I sisilt-s.
11 was me same story over again tin-
oouiKicd surprise anil wiucss conjee-1
I had to listen for the hundredth
tlmo to a recital of "how tliimrs were
done at Morton Leas," nnd tboy seem
ed to sharo their father's apprehension
that! should find this splendor quite too
much for me. As they had no instruc
tions to givo beyond an entreaty to
write and tell them " how it all struck
1110 at first sight, and how I got on with
3Ir. Lorimor," I was soon back again on
my homeward way.
How it all struck me at first sight
I well remember ! A heavy storm in
the morning had cooled (lie air and laid
tho dust, and after tho restraint of my
journey, I enjoyed keenly the unaccus
tomed luxury of reclining at my ease
in a luxurious carriage as it rolled rap
idly over tho well kept roads through
tho noblo fir plantations 1 had heard
were Mr. Lorimer's especial pride. How
exquisitely the slender spites of the,
trees stood out against the roseate amber
of the sky; how gratefully tlie eye rest-
ed on theirstately layers of green shade!
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view, which was a charming
vllon to
my citizen sight, as were also tlie mer
curial rabbits that at every point ap
peared and vanished witli incredible
" Vou can seo tho house now, ma'am,
through the trees," said tho coachman,
civilly turning round to indicate it.
I could, and a grand old place it seemed
to me grander oven than my tutored
expectations. I don't know in what
stylo or of what dato it wns; its ample
front looked to 1110 liko the facade of a
(.ireek temple, only tlio .Portland stone
was reddened with age, and was almost
covered with a dcne 'but cut-close
growth of ivy, Intermingled with tlie
graceful festoons of the Virginia creep
er. On tho broad terrace on which tlie
front opened, I recognized tlie figures
of mv ho-t aud hostess, which so occu
pied and excited my mind that 1 receiv
ed but a very general Impression of any
other external object.
I was ju-t conscious of green lawn
stretching its velvet plain beyond my
range of sight of an antique flower
garden glowing with vivid dyes, and
breathing a perfume exquisitely sweet
aud delicate of tho park beyond the
distant fence, and the deer peeping ten
derly between tlio Mender rails.
I could not help tho reflection that
Mr. Lorimer's mercantile connection
11111-t indeed bo on a collossal and re
munerative scale, to havo permitted
him in early llfo to make himself tlio
po-so. or of so lino an estate.
I was so eager to got my first glimpse
of Isabel that I Wss 011 the point of over
looking tlie courtesy of my ho-t, who
came down the steps to hand ino from
tho carriage. Ho spoko to mo so kind
ly that I wondered at my former Im
pression of ids coldness and stlfl'ne.-s.
" I am so truly pleased to see you
hero at last," he said; "and so, you
may bo sure, is Isabel." Silly old wo
man as I was looking out for some indi
cation how matters stood between tiieni,
and 1 fancied 1 could detect tv change
from tho cordiality of his tono from tho
moment ho mentioned ids wile s name
Ho led 1110 up to where Mio stood sinll
lug to receive me, and placed my hand
in hers. " 1 hope, ho added," you will
bo able to enjoy yourself with U-;" and
then, as if lie considered Ids duty done,
Iio turned nml wont Into tho house. Ho
had not looked ut Isabel ns ho spoko, or
hu c"1111' not lmvo fullcl to lmvo seen
m ner eyes n wiiliui uxjiresMon, wnien
touched mo deeply, for It seemed to
plend for his notlco ; nnd ho went away
without a word, which surely would
linvo been the case If cordiality nnd af
fection subsisted between tlicin.
I turned nnd t'azed at Isabel, who
stood wntchliif? mo attentively, and btlll
holding my hand In hers precisely as
her husband had placed it.
" Why, child, how beautiful you have
grown!" 1 paid, involuntary j "nnd
how stately stands tho tpicen of this
fair denieiisnel What! not n word or
a ki.-s for the old mint-mother?" In n
moment hor lovely arms were round
my neck, nnd slio was showering l;is:-es
upon me. I was affected by tho convul
sive pres-uro of her embrace, and the
speeehlesMies of her emotion, nnd I
tried to relea-o myself playfully.
" Just as of old, lcckloi-s of finery !" I
i-aid. "Alas! for my now cloak and
bonnet. Tnko mo up stairs, my dear,
and show me the children." There
upon, suddenly composed, she drew out
from behind her, witli a charming ges
ture, a pretty snow-drop of u child, who
had been clinging so timidly to her
dress, amid tho aniplo folds of which
she had hitherto been effectually con
cealed. " Here is one of my darlings: Lilly 1
call her, becau-o sho is so white. The
other is asleep, lint conic; 1 keep you
standing; Me will show Aunt siarah
her room." She caught up the child in
her arin- lithe nnd tall, the weight
seemed of no account to her and pro-
ct'(k'(l 1110 stl,il's wlth ftllch " 111111 ''
"K"t l mat lolloweil iter move-
ft' I . . .1 ..l'. l .1 ... i !
leauerui ;ui out nmiiiin s su,lt
111 it.-iuiii,v ual-uu an siiinjinuuiis. Uu
tan. 1 inusi nui uc-unuu irinus uiui
too minuteness 01 a iiueo vouuiie iionui. 1
Suffice it, all around 1110 proved that!,,
wealth and good tasto had combined
to givo my Isabel a homo that should
havo been an clysiuni ; and that before
tho first dinner-hour was over, I was
convinced that Mr. Lorimor had sur
vived Ids lovo for his wife, aud regard
ed her no longer but as an elegant ap-
1 pondage to his hou-e nnd table, I saw
too, that Isabel was miserable beneath
her cold and indifferent demeanor (good
Heavens! how every trace of tho im
pulsive, self-confident girl seemed van
ished) ; but tlio caue of the husband's
coldness and tho wife's disappointment
1 could not giies--. 'With whom lay the
blame? "Wo were not alono at the fable.
I found that Mrs. Vivian, Mr. Lorimer's
only sister, was a guest as well as my
self. This lady did not please me at
all ; her manners were at onco haughty
and careless, and it almost seemed to
mo that hor allenlive solicitude lor nor
brother, to whom all her conversation
; was addressed, and her measured civil
I tin.. ... T-..I...I tl-i,o .1 1,,1-l'IlW. illllll 1
1 . ' ... . . "
I to tlio fatter which iiiit-t inevitably
make itself felt. Mr. Lorimor himself
was an admirable host, so kind, and
skilful in his kindness, that even I,
predipocd to nervous shyness of him,
soon felt iit ease. Nor mu-t it be sup
posed that thero was any failure of out
ward respect toward ids wife; lie never
avoided addressing her, or referring to
her opinion, whenever It was natural
to do so ; but it was tho averted or chil
ling look, the tones untouched by' an
accent of tenderness, from which I drew
my conclusions. How difi'crcnt from
tlio wedding morning! thought I; ay,
one part of the prophecy was fulfilled
tlio hot lovo was cold enough now.
I was very glad when dinner was
over, and wo ro-o to relire to the draw-ing-rom,
and still mure so when Mrs.
Vivian announced that she was under
(he painful necessity of leaving in for
an hour or so, to make arrangements
for her departure on the morrow.
I wa very anxious now to que-tlon
Isabel, but I found such was not her
present Intention.
Lot us go to the nursery," sho said,
" I always see the babies put to bed."
However, when wo readied tlio nur-
sury, wo found tlie children asleep, for
dinner had boon later on my account,
and tho nurso was rigorous about ox-
tlngul-bingtheui at the appointed hour.
1 had leareil isunei wouui nave ueen a
1 i.., . 1 1...1 l,,,p
Cilll'K'ss lllWllll-l , Hill USA IHIlllllll 111-
I Iw.. 1,1U ll. (..,,. ,.l(ll
ering in her eyes as sho gazed at them,
I felt ashamed of my Involuntary Injus
tice. Tho baby lay In hor bassinet
which was in that state or high toilet
common now-a-days to those charming
receptacles with Us cherub faco flush
ed in healthy sleep, and ono fat, rosy
list pushed against tho tiny mouth.
Lilly, injicr little white bed, palo and
motionless, looked llko somo lovely
piece of monumental sculpture. I saw
somo deep passionate fooling was well
ing up In Isabel's heart as sho stood by
her side, and prostntly turning from
her, Mio dlsiiils-od tho servant down
stairs, saving to me, In a forced tono of
carelessness : "you and I, dear Aunt,
will keep watch for a littlo while. I
llko sometimes to spend a quiet hour
with.lhem thus."
Wo wero hardly alone beforo her self-
command gave way ; sho sunk on her
!;nec.j by tho child's couch, nnd stilled
sobsshook her from head to foot. I went
gently up to her nnd stroked tho bowed
head without speaking. My heart bled
for her; I felt how bitter was tho long
suppressed anguish that wa? now find
ing vent.
"Come, dear child,"! said, "let tn
sit down in this window-seat nnd talk
your troubles over. 1 am sure they nro
not Irremediable."
Sho lifted her wet palo faco with a
bitter smile. " I havo but ono trouble,
and you havo discovered it already my
hii-balid docs not love mo!"
I saw sho watched mo feverishly, In
half hopo of it disclaimer, but I could
not glvo It.
" There Is somo quarrel between you,"
I began soothingly " soma temporary
alienation;" but sho Interrupted mo
" Xot so, Aunt Sarah not so! It Is
confirmed lndill'eronco, the result, ho
would tell you, of my own heartleine.s
hopeless indlll'crence, for It Is the hard
cold of former holt !"
" Poor Isabel " I said, "andyotilovo
,, '
111111 now.
She stooped down and kissed hilly
witli concentrated passion. " I would
give this child of my heart to win back
f,. t,.i... id .,. ii . ...
...J .., L.v '
would consent to lay her ill her grave, if 1
... .. , , , , 7 ', .
. , , , , , , ,
ve I.a grave ho wo lid look ns ho
used to 00k, and speak to mo as '10
once spoke."
lint I must not go over every spoken
word, but tell in brief what Isabel told
me in vehement detail. It may be
other young wives may learn a caution
from it.
She had married with a very superfi
cial knowledge of her husband's char
acter, after a brief acquaintance, lie
courted her from a position considerably
higher than her own, which dazzled hor
ambition, added to which he was pas
sionately in love, and worshipped at 1
hor foot-tool. It was n dangerous in-1
cense lie offered. I-aliel had many fine !
qualities, but her education had been I
unfortunate ; sho had always been great-1
ly flattered and indulged in her own
circle, and sho took her lover's devotion
ns n itifi f top nl pnn rr nppmifiiii- linr I
rjj,lt, ilivj,i, liberality, and seem
su iioera ity, ami seem-',,
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granted that nothing
"s n
jllf(1 j.j.e j j(Jl.
more was required of hor than to bo tho
. olH llt nf t! 10 . ri.Mtc offered
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love, yet deceiving Mr. Lorimor with
the impression that sho loved him. I
rather think sho deceived herseff, saying
she had a great respect for bun ; that
she loved liim, sho supposed as much
as she could love any man. Poor girl,
vain, selfish, and ignorant of he world,
she was weak enough to estimate her
surrender at tho exaggerated price her
lover put upon it, nnd to believe the
glamour would last !
Rut men soon wake up from those il
lusions ; it is only for a time tlmt a hus
band can deceive himself that lie is
loved, unless the wife be a consummate
hypocrite; or bean uxorious fool. Mr.
Lorimor continued to adore his beauti
ful young wife, until the first blindness
of passion having cleared away, ho be
gan to perceive she was exacting and
"You cannot believe," said Isabel,
"with what insane arrogance 1 acted.
To be the supreme consideration, for
mv will to take nrecedenca ol his. was
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... """"'" 'l'r,""1' "
Ids indulgence to wonder at his forbear -
ance; moreover, I did not lovo him
then and I began to weary of his atten
tions, to sicken of his perpetual com
panionship. I suppose 1 scarcely tried
to hide my impatience, for 1 was so be
sotted that 1 believed ho must always
lovo me.
"About this time, his sister, Mrs.
Vivian came first to stay witli Us, and
I doubt not sho stimulated her broth -
cr's awakening. Resides, Maurice is a
proud man, with a sufficient sense of
Ids own excellence and eligibility ; and
it was impossible for him, when he be -
gan to reflect, not to con-Idcr how
much he had bestowed upon me, and
that 1 bad not even paid him wilb my
love! I don't know how it was I was
blind to thu gradual change In my hus
band's manner, oblivious of the influ
ence which was working against my
happiness ; hut it was so. It was over
Lilly's cradle that 1 first awoke to a
consciousness of my position. It had
been a great dlsappintment to both of
us that .-bo was a girl, to me, 1 think,
especially. One day 1 was bewailing
,l(n. LX vm. wc.lklVi nmj fult surprised
1 Uiat he did not join In tin-lamentation,
,...., ..... ...... ,HK,,mlnted too'." I
' nsltcil.
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1 1 a, tiu r.ini mii, , win in iii"
i . . . 1 . k. ,..,,1.1,, -,,wl ,1.,(oj
l l llll.ll. , V,..l. ...I.IO
1 further back. Try and love your baby,
Isabel, if you can.'
"The-o words fell upon ino llko u
thunder-bolt ; I .suddenly saw my whole
conduct in its truo light, and In nil its
cou-eqiieuecs; but it wa too iato! l'roin
the moment 1 was forced to realizo tlio
idea that ho had ceased to lovo me, I
received a vivid recollection of his love.
I eaniodown from my seclusion to find
him, as you see film now, coldly con
siderate, punctiliously attentive; but
ho no longer sought my society, or wel
ei'iiu d my coming w 1th r.uiiles.
"I cannot tell you tho effect this
pchango had upon my wayward heart y
besides, it seemed dreadful not to bo
loved by ouo's husband. In my turn,
1 began to. lovo him paxMotiatoly, to
wait upon lib words, to court Ids alien-
tlon, even to solicit his endearments
for his- coldnesi maddened me. Per
haps I mlghtjiavo succeeded if wo had
been loft alono, but Carol ino Vivian
was with us. Her presenco and influ
ence ruined everything. Previously
sho had seen my husband's dovotion
and my neglect nt their full, nnd no
doubt all sho had said to him then of
his blindness and my wortlilesmess
was bearing now its abundant fruit. I
could not enduro her to seo our position
was reversed and what I wns suffering.
I could notMio for her to seo mo reject
ed ; nnd during tho months she stayed
with us, I tried to net my former part
as closely ns possible. So mad was T
in my falo pride, that 1 havo sacrificed
tho happiness ol nil my II fe to It. I suc
ceeded so well in this mlserablo gamo
that I deceived both him nnd her. I
left them constantly to their own soci
ety, while I was thirsting for ono hour
of his. I rode, drove, visited, accord
ing to my own convenience and leisure.
T consulted my huslKind's Inclinations
less than in former times. I justly laid
myself open to Caroline's Interference
n.,.1 vn,,f,.in1.r.c 1...1 T ...... 1.1
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them. Violent scenes followed, until
Maurico hinifolf silenced her. Iio
. , . , . , , . , ,
! , , champion of his happiness,
? ' ' l""t"'" nn.l reproach
would not transform my nature, or give
l,, l, ...It, l,nl vnnln,ln
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person could lighten the lot ho had to
, lUll I 111, III IILlllll Il till- lUt IIU llilll
, ,
t (brew myself nt his fcot-I besnug:
myself nt Ins feet l besought
him to love me-to bellevo that I loved
him. Men aro not Impulsive, Incpn-
sisfent, demonstrative, like us, nnd 'ho
could not understand such conduct. Ho
called it caprice, policy, hypocrisy
said I had worn out hlsregard; remind
ed me of this and Hint careless words,
selfish actions, which I had forgotten,
but ho had brooded over In tilent bit
itorness and disappointment. Alas!
1 alas ! how black the cataioguo ap
' peared !
I "The tale is nearly told out, Aunt Sa
! rah. Since then things have gone on
j worse nnd worse. His propriety nnd
coldness havo been always tho same,
while my conduct has been actuated by
passion, grief and resentment, perpetu
ally at strife, liy turns I am neglect
ful and disdainful, reproachful and im
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iplonng. I love him now ns ho never
,, ,. , 1T1 ., , .
1ivinl 11,0 Tlij nnllrtimrt nn.l InmiMip.
1 . "
ance appear to 1110 admirable in the
1 mum 01
my misery, for tho uncertainty
of my temper and tlio discomfort of
our relations, embitter his life. Caro
line has been" onco moro our guest for
41ir lint M'ftil ri nii1 inrilinrta n mi
,,0 cnco (oo , for ,t forecs lno
to , , , c011,Iste
.T(Mllorlw ,J, 1U.,,uml ,oilvcnlt)
!rm. f., ,m ,lnil0rnnt nm,h,,. T
half think everything is not going right
in his business connection, but he never
talks; on the subject, only ho looks har
assed beyond his wont, lie said ho
might be a month or two absent ; and
so, Aunt Sarah, as my misery was get-
j ting intolerablo, I thought I would send
for you. Now what comfort have you
to give me'.'"
Poor Isabel I I could but clasp her in
my arms, nnd try to soothe her by my
affection. What chance sho had of re
gaining tlio happiness sho had so reck
lessly squandered, 1 felt very incompe
tent todccide,owing toniyslight knowl
edge of Mr. Lorimer's character, and
his imniediafedeparttiro would preclude
ii.n,.... ..r r i....
i"'"J,"''. huiuhik juuk-
1 "lem' "" nearest child," 1 nrgtieu
I "one thing appears to 1110 absolutely
1,, nrloln tl,t ,., m.-,i .-m,,- iil,n,l
; wjti, (mick nerceiitions and sensibility.
can never resist the
influence of your
love and dut if you will but try and
regulate their exercise. You mu-t earn
his respect, constrain his affection, and
time must givo you tlio victory. Prove
yourself worthy to bo loved, Isabel,
; and he will love you."
i "1 cannot wait," said Isabel, clasping
1 her hands ; "1 want it at once to-inomv
j now ! I shall nover win It on system,
' Rut it grows dark, dear aunt; we must
j go down stairs. Come with me to my
1 dressing-room till I can find nerve and
! comnosuro to meet him nirnin."
Cuni't nihil nc,et fir!:.
rinsT, and":iiAi, i.vti:umi
Mary Angell Young is the first living
and legal wife of tho prophet. Sho is
a native of New York, and is a line
looking, intelligent woman. Sho is
large, portly, and dignified. Her hair
is well sprinkled with the frosts of age;
her clear hazel eye and melancholy
countenance Indicate a soul where sor
row reigns supreme. Hhe has been
much attached to her husband, and ids
infidelity has made deep inroads upon
lierniind. Her deep-seated melancholy
often produces flights of insanity, which
increase with her declining years.
Lucy Pecker Seciy is tho first wife in
"plurality." or (lie second "woman."
Lucy Decker was married to I-aae
Seely, and had two children. She after
ward became a Mormon, and went to
Xauvoo to reside. Ilorhiisband, Seely,
was somewhat dissipated, but treated
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in-i wi'ii, Dili', iiuii--i-i, s.i 1MW1111--1
lirigham and loved him. Iio visited
her, told her that Seely could never
give her an "exlialtatlon" in tho eter
nal world; lie, being "high in the
priesthood," could make her a Queen
ill tho first ri,iirrection.
Sho yielded to these Inducements and
tlio promptings of lier Inclinations, left
her husband, and wiii "sealed" to Rrig
ham Young.
Lucy Decker has brown hair, dark
eyes, unall feature, a fair skin and
short of stature, but qtilto embonpoint.
Sho would strongly remind you of n
Now Kngland wife, "fat, falrand forty.' 1
In common with nearly nil tho InmntcJ
of tho harem, sho is of very ordinary
Intellect and limited education.
Clara Decker, sister of Lucy Docker,
is 11 short, thlck-sct person, very much
like Lucy In appearance Sho is much
moro intelligent and ngreeablo than hor
sister, nnd in every way her superior.
Slto is a great favorlto with tho Proph
et, has throe or four children, aud U
much nttnehed to her "husband."
Harriet Cook was early In tho plural
ity, having been sealed to IJrlghnni at
"Winter Quarters," on tho Missouri
lllver, whllo tho Mormons woro on
their way to Utah. Tills wns flvo
years beforo polygamy was publicly
proclaimed in Utah as a divlnu institu
tion. Harriet is very tall, has light
hair, blue eyes, a fair complexion and u
sharp nose. Sho is slender, but has
much powcrof endurance and a look of
determination, Mrs. White's "Mormon
YOUXCl'S last win:.
Dr. Adonis, after various wanderlug,
has turned up in Utah. In n letter from
tho promised land ho writes, under tho
dato of Nov. '22, ns follows about
lirigham Young's last wlfo : "I saw tho
Presineut's last wlfo at tho tabernaclo
on Sunday last. Tho lady's namo beforo
marriage was Maria Folsom. Hcrfonncr
resilience was at Council Dltilfs, Iowa.
"ho is nil Imperious-looking beauty, of
lh Orccian rather. than of tho Roman
order, nnd is very impcrions and Jcal-
i';5 passionate anil jealous
women, she Is noblo hearted. Miss
Folsom is llrlgliam's last wlfo and p6t.
Two of tho President's daughters play
at the theatre, nnd nro great favorites
with tho (Jeiitilo portion of tlio com
munity. Ono is married (Mrs. Claw-
son), and tho other (Miss Jane) is single,
but is being waited on by a distinguish
ed editor." Mil. Wisconsin.
In response to onoof the toasts offered
at tlie celebration of the battle of Now
Orleans, Hon. Montgomery Rlairsaid :
I shall only remark that it is a tirao
when all tlie friends of the Constitution
should pledge themselves to tho main
tainaucoof one of tho plainest clauses of
that iustrumont, and tho overthrow of
which is ono of tho breaches through
which tlio enemies of tho Government
arc seeking to overthrow it. How rap
id have been their strides 1 Already
tboy have struck down the States ; al
ready they speak of striking down tlio
courts in the same moment. As wo nro
nbw speaking in this hall, tlioy aro lev
eling their shafts against tho President
of tho United States. Tlio States, tho
courts, the President, tlio Constitution,
all branches of tho Government aro to
bo swung from their positions, over
turned, destroyed. Rut, my friends, I
nm not onoof those who despair. I do
not believe that the people of this coun
try aro ready to tear down tho flag, tho
the Constitution, and seo them tramp
led under foot ; to see the plainest limi
tations set at naught, and all power
centered in tlio bauds of an irresponsi
ble rump Congres. Cheers. I did
not intend to say as much, but let mo
recall to you and to tho world that Mr.
Johnson is threatened witli impeach
ment forslanding by ids oatli to sup
port tho Constitution, and to support it
in that sense in which lie and his illus
trious predecessor understood it, when
they wero knowingly elected by this
same revolutionary party cheers who
then promised to stand by him.
I mean to commit a breach of conu-
doneo hero to-night. I want to road
you u telegraphic dipatch. Hero it is,
from Andrew Johnson to Montgomery
Rlair, in tlio year of our Lord lb(J3 :
Nasiivimj:, Nov. '21, 1SG3.
Received WaMilngton, November
2o, lb03. To tho Hon. Montgomery
Rlalr, Po.-t Master General. Marked
1 hopo the President will not bo com
mitted to tlio proposition of States re
lapsing Into Territories, and hold them
as such, If lie steers clear of this ex
treme ills election to tho Presidency is
without a reasonable doubt. I expected
to havo been in Washington before this
time, when wo could havo conversed
fully ami freely In reference to tho poli
cy to be adopted by tho Government.
Lincoln was in the habit of consult
ing tho Military Governor, Andrew
Johnson about bis policy .J Cheers.
Rut it has been Impossible for mo to
leave Nashville. I will be there soon.
The institution of slavery is gone, and
there Is no good leason now for des
troying tlie States to bring about tlio
I destruction of Slavery.
That message was delivered by niu to
tlio President, November SJ, 18C0.
Is It not a matter or history? Did
not every man who hears my voice
know that advice was adopted a recon
struction adopted and proceeded upon
by Abraham Lincoln upon the doctriuo
laid down In that dispatch ; and now,
when ho is called lience, killed by tlio
band of an,;n, his successor, who
gave him the advice lie carried out, is
to belmpeai lied fora faithful adlierenco
to tho doctrines, principles, and prac
tice which Abraham Lincoln was elect
ed upon, whidi he practiced lu his life
lime, und whl'-b Mr, Johnson, as an
honest and faithful man, is struggling
to carry out I Do not di-palr. No, my
friend-; that gieat popular power, that
deep-set love of countryiind thel'onstl
tutlon written in tho heart of every
Amerhan, will nrlsonnd stand nround
Andrew Johnson while ho fulfills tho
misMou or Abraham Lincoln, Ureftt