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CARLOS D. STUART..
;l ow Calm she sleeps, young Madeline—
Tao hearing of her snowy-breast
Seerni musical as rippling wares
By Sommer mooa•bcatus softly prest.
She titers; and by those trembling lids,
which hide two orbs of light,
Some dream is nesting in her soul,
Filling her heart with thlr delight.
Gentle and pure, young Madeline—
NO lily on its fragile stem
Is half so spotless; nsi so bright
The diamond in a diadem•
Love is the impulse of her heart,
And Faith, which doubly thriven in youth ;
And these are gnarled 'round about.,
Ever, by honor and by truth•
She singeth, when the son Comes up,
Whether the sew may shade or shine;
For grief comes not to heart like hers,
Gentle and peerless Madeline,.
She eingcth when the son goes down;
For fight her bean will ever tun,
Since steadily through all her life,
Daily, some beauteous deed is done.
10, sleep, thou gentle rose-cheeked one,
Angela are watching round thy shrine,
And ere? will they guard thee well,
Loring and truthful Madeline !
BY C. C. VAN ZAN"'
iu'the azure vault of heaven
Stars ore keeping watch tonight,
Fleecy clouds, by light winds driven,
Sailing on their silvery light ;
And I think, as far in ether
I behold the moods great shield,
They are flowenithe angels wreath her,
.Culled from earth'S deserted field.
rlasers that once have loved tolioger
Ia the world of human love.
Touched by death's decaying finger
for a better life above i _
Oh ! ye stars! ye rays of glory'
Gem lights in the glittering dome
Could ye not relate a story
IX the spirits gathered home I
Ye have seen llfe's wearied sailor
Sink - beneath the storm-platighed main,
Do your beams grow never paler 1
Ate not dews the tears ye rain!
NI hen myilearest hopes are broken.
Aud my world in darkness lies,
Still thine o'er me us a token
Of the laud beyond the skies.
never front thy tempted heart, -
t thine•integrity depart;
en disappointment fins thy cop, -
, daunted, nobly drink it up;
th trill prevail, said Justice Blm ,
r tardy: houons, sure though Mow ;
, . Bear on, bear bravely nth
at on, Or life is not a dream,
sough often stmli its mazes seem;
e Were [Lt born to lives of COStr,
selves alone to aid and please,
each a Gaily task is given,
labor which shall fit for henvet ;
en duty calls, let love grow warm,
ud the sun-shine and the mural,
h Faith Lire's trials boldly breast.,
come a conqueror to thy reel.;
Bear en, bear bravely on
ALENT AND INDUS T.Y.—More is to be ex- , : him the city. Deluded-by the seeming . fair.
ted from laborioukmediocrity than ' from , ness, and probable success of the game, be had
erratic efforts of Wayward rrenius.
There at length been persuaded:to try his handl, lie'the
ybe a harlequin in mind as well as in body ; has just begun. to feel_the -first thrill of
'gamester's. pleasure.- :Perhaps hen - go•away
I always consider him to be of this char
T who boasted he could throw off a him-
pennyless, or with just' enough won to:Make
a 7,1-vs while standing on one leg;it in him greedy for More, So that he'll
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n , such a stoirce as this we are indebted ; and be fleeced. .
g, had ood poetry. Demosthenes elaborated sea- ! There were gray-beaded men; Ivls 6
:grown old with - the , terrible passion fastenedre after sentence ; and Newton rose to the
yens by the steps of geometry , an d sa id , at ! upon' them. There were young men,too; Mal-,
close of his career, that it was only in the mg quick strides towards its acquisition. There
it of-patient thinking he was conscious of Wer - e 'lilereb'lntii2
clerks,. book-keepers, sales
-ring from other men. , ' men, lawyers. .Theie were speedy, Shabby
., is generally thought that memare signal- , genteel-men; who had • been'_ plundered of all
1 more by talent than industry; it is felt they ever owned—,not money alone, but 1144
e Q vulgarizing of genius to attribute it to l'inese' character,
honesty -beside--and. much--
tng bqt direct inspiration from heaven ; ; . ed iu return nothing buta.ionbabsorbing pas-
; overlook the steady and perseverint , de- - Bien for a soul-destroying, habit. - - They were.
,o n of mind to one subject. There are • the hangeri-oa -of .sach establishments, -and
ter and lower walks in seholarship,but the , lived by small trickery and- petty - plunder... -
est is the walk of lab6r. We are often And, last of all, there were well4ressed. snail:
ac h t i the contrary opinion by looking at tile :lag; Cold-eyed, and strong hearted "gnMblera,
1 ado of the object to its finished state... l' who lived by their , :prirfe'ssiorti. TherO Were ,
1 . as t r he , Principia of New and the Pyr- ; those whom Frank wr.i.ahtioet as surprised to
. 1 5 4
, 0 -Egypt —without reflecting on the
i see as "he would - have 'been to see his_ OWn.
1 a , . , continuous, yea, almost creepily? pro- , father-:-in , high repute, for wealth : nd in.
t which they grew into the objects of ' tegritY. There was one.- - --a confidential . clerk.
"test magnificence in the lite '
hi a large mercantile house=who.was.playing
!act'. uuild. .. rary and ,
heavily, and loosing, too. . And when, twelve.
n thi on e Case indeed , - t: months afterwards, he heard of his being .cu-
Ghat , we may fancy the i
,:q t. might each successiveostone, but i're 3 le' l upon 4 charge of e M bezzlement " he 1 . 1.43.
II: 1 % . , emnot trace the process by ;, membered having seen him there. .• . ,- 1 ,- ,
iic _a p ;
c tls t losoph er was ra i se d f rom - ono i There was another--6. man of about thirtY
ya o o nn v other, till he soared on his `five. :- Frank was not ; personally. :acqMiinted
_7, ,: i t I' it seems ns if the. work 1 with hint; but he knew that was janier-part
seietuoccue, the bidding of a magician,— ' ner ilia largejobbinghouse in Pearl street-:'.
t, e di.,
o ' 4B left as a lega c y th e assurance )..
6 41 1 1 . t attain his elevation by dint of f
that.. 11'.3 - was
t0 . ,.0.
4at by dint out of the reach of ; lovely woman, and was the father of two chit=
a au "? of homely virtu e within the :dren. Two years from.that time, the' house
-- •sought an extension of payment; aud w •ii
13V7V - faltD P@ITYTEA 522T1Z1, iluitaan - P1 -,oarauousra, ato
Eitt2llA - EY.
THE END OF IT!
BT EIIASTITS STEPIt4NS
Ann he did: So -fir as seeing went, there
were_very few, at the end of six months from
that time, who knew the inner life of the city
better. And upon him the effect was benefi
cial, for, his judgment was well matured, and
his principles quite firmly settled. Yet this
shouldbe considered rather as the exception,
than rulo; for experience shows that the risk
outweighs the possible advantage.
One evening, !a. friend of Frank's a young I
physician, proposed a visit to one of the gam
huiilg hells, which in greater numbers than is ;
dreamed of in the philosophy of the City Fath.:l
ers, pursue their nefarious' business, ; before
the very eyes of the stern majesty of law. I
Frank etinsented, and they left the !Muse I
for that purpoSe, at about half past ten the
1 same evening. Walking down Broadway un
til they had. reached the vicinity of the City I
Hall, they turned into a side street. They i
proceeded but a short distance from the car
ner, and ascended the steps Of a house some
I three or four stories high. . The doctor open-!
ied the door, which caused the ringing of a
(bell, and this was followed by the appeanince
lof a very gentlemanly servanlt The latter,
1 eyeing, them both pretty sharply, addressed a
! few words to the doctor. The reply seemed ,
satisfactory, for . he immediately
_onlocked a i
• side door, and held it open for Frank and Ilk
;companion to pass through. This door opeh- :I
ed into a passage, through which- the doctbr
I led the way to another door, opening which,
they beheld two spacious parlors. very richly
furnished. 'Chairs and sofas, of rich ruur, - cost-,,
ly patterns, pictures in elaborately carved!,
iframei, lofty mirrors, and curtains hanging in.,'
1 many a thick and gracefid fold, gave an air of
I elegance and-wealth to the apartments.
IFrank noticed,as he walked leisorely around
; the rooms, that - in the front parlor were small-i f
ler tables, for the convenience 'of those who
might prefer the games of whist, eucher, crib-
ba,g,e or backgammon. Connected with the
1 back parlot.was &Smaller room, in which were !
i a side-board . and Billing table. ' The latter Was
Icovered with a tasteful and expensive service, ;
and every delicacy that the palate of a goer-;
wand might desire. In the centre of the back
parlor stood the great eentr3 of attraction; the
faro-table. It was in the farm of anlellipse, !
and very large,.: .Around -it were collected
some thirty men, and the game was at its
height, when Frank, having finished his exam-
ination of the other features of the room, stop- ;
- ped' to notice this. Chairs were placed around
the table,which were mostly occupied by th . ise •
who Were playing the heaviest games. 4t'
about the ea(' of the shorter axis of the eli ti- :
cal table, sat the dealer, and directly oppoSite.
was one who kept account of the game. Some
two or three assistants were among the piny- I
ers and look6rs-on. In front of the dealer,Was I
a most beautiful little box, having a Erdal] l'ap-
I erasure in the top, by ;which. the cards wineh
the box contained were slipped out, one aftei;
another.. - .
Around the table were
. men of every nee,
class, andoccupation ; and as they sat or stood
there, with scarce a sound, save the everlast
ing rattle of the ivory counters, as each event
decided the. gains and losses, Frank began .to
realize the giant strength of that terrible :in
fatuation,which will hurry a man into the very
jaws of ruin, even when he may be all the
while eonclous of his danger. There was the.,
man who never before Had staked a cent
his life, who had been induced to visit their
place by the request of an obliging frieind who
had made.his acquaintance at. the hotel wheret:
he was stopping, ind kindly offered to. show;
Frank heard that the firm had, a few weeks at
ter, made a stric.o.lx.ponorable failure, he recol-1
leeted haying seen this one at the gambling
table. There was another—aelerk in a Wall-1
street bank-whom Frank :had oftent seen.—
Six months afterwards, he was fill at once dug-
Missed from his situation, and it was rumored
that•kind friends had made ttit a deficit in the
funds of the institution. •
From this table, Frank Raised into the oth.. ,
er parlor. There were a few seated,upon the
sofas and chairs, engaged; either in.loW; hid
earnest conversation,ht , watching others, or in:
deep thought. Some were placingplaying at the tal
hies,' and, among these latter, there was one
group which attracted Frahk's particular nti
It consisted of four men, one of whom was
of rather portly figure, grayish hair, and a very
demote - expression, dressed in; a plain suit of
black, with a white cravat—a well executed
counterfeit of some worthy Doctor of Divini
ty. He was about fifty years of age, and well
known in sporting circles, for 'a demure-look
oily-tongued; cold-hearted gambler. His
he wa's not grayer With years, than his heart
bbfek with iniquity; for he, had frequented the
bajints of gamblers from childhood, and wtl l l l
as his own Alphabet, knew. be every- devili
art, by which to trap the unwary.
A second Was about thirty years of age,
dressed in a bine coat with bright metal but
tons, a fancy wlk cravat, flmeifully tied, a mas
sive gold seat-ring, a showy breaSt-pin, and a
heavy - gold chain. There was a kind of swell
and flashy air 'about him; and whatever you
imiolit infer from noticing, in addition, his light
might infer .
hair well oiled, and brushed smoothly
upon a face not unintelligent, but stamped
with sensuality, yOu only need to see the deep
mourning of his nails, as he held - up his cards,
to assign his ' , Correct position in the scale of
being. I Ile was a suspicious clial-acter at first
sight; land his face, whel.3 appearance, in
dicated the habitual gambler.
The third bvidenPy could not claim kin
dred with the iiforesfdd two,•although he han
dled his .cardo well', and seemed on intimate
terms with tWm. Re was dressed in! good
taste,, and yet had a, rakish, reckleis air,
which indicated the,!,t.young man about town."
lie teak a leterliedesale house,-, Pram v
afterWardS' learned fellow-clerk with the
fourth; Whom we are about . to describe, and
had acted the part Of a roper, in enticing. the
latter to the place, n order .;that they might
fleece him, and the Other three share .the prof
But the most interesting of the &cap was a
young man of about twenty-two, dressed.in
suit of mourning, which was ; very becoming to
his pale face, and the cast ofhis features. , llis
countenance was not handsome, but its ex.
pression was intellectual, and at the present
time interesting. His . thick. dark :hair
Was thrown back Carelessly from a broad,clear
'forehead—his eyes were, large,' - of a greyish
color, and full of mKpression. jlls mouth ,was!
firmly cempreSsect his lips alinost bloodless,
while MI unwonted wrinkle of tie brow, and
now and then a deep flush upon bis pallid face,
told mote plainly than words that lie had not !
been long enough initiated in the mysteries ;
and miseries of 'rambling to make his features'
play:the; hypocrite. •
As we shall afterwards learn, he had visited ;
the placO three weeks before, induced, for the
most p4t, by curiosity, and then be had come'.
again, and constant urging had enticed him to
piny jtt4 fur the sport of it. Then a little stake
had been proposed, only to give interest to the
• • !
same--dud this had.been gradually increased,
Until at the end of playing, he found himself
the winner of fitly dollars.. This evening, he
been induced. to come again, by his fellow
;jelerkDdlio'n, who had at first proposed his
coming, and he consented, but it was with the
;determination to risk only the fifty dollars he
''had won,, they might win it, back, and then re
!nounre gambling, forever. In.his pocket.were
dice hundred 'dollars, which one of the firm had
liven hitn Chet afternoon, to make a payment.
iie had been lu nable find the person to whom
!it Was dne,l and, had- happened to tell Dtifion
so, as they Iwero conned to the gaiubling
andstruck the mind 'of the' hater,
th r a, in more : ways than one,. it would be
i for his intereit to makMihimlose:
At the time we are describing, drinking, was
far more coma:la at these gambling hells,than
at present.. The first Move: of Didion, after
introducing his companion to the two others,
whpm he had met - - there accidentally,"was to
g,ctildrn to'drial;-; and when by : din' fof :great
peituasion, he had been induced :to drink frec
ly,Rie was then ripe for operation. • : •
Ohey seated themselves at -the table 'end
ystillst was PropOsed. • They threw for "part.
.!'ner?, and the fig by 'gentleman and- Pullen
wets against the . other two; ' At 'first, luck
seeped to attend the latter, for in a short time
1 they had wen two;:bondred- dollars.. :Then,
When the fames of -the liquor he had drank
fond the excitement of the genic had caused
im l fo - kise utterly' his 'self-control ' the ticlof
tiIICITSS began to turn.- _ln ashorter time !fn•
the' h f ad won it,' his winnings were.transferred
Ito the others. :'• Then,' idt the: InOney - : he. had
. - •
with him'about seventy-five oolhus, followed.
Then lie staked his watch, :and lost it. - -Then
gold ptinell'nssii;:arld that folleWed thO Test.
In Ids excitenient, he •scarepli : knew. what
and:-caredho did , :less, and 4rawing :Out. his
Pocket-book; tOok.'fiftk . dollO'froin file roll
I.'cif "five hundred :and ;Staked it. tie bOt
keptplaymg; 'and won, and: :lost; and - won
(until only a.fiftylolitir note remained; • and he
I ,wes playing. for his last staWe !when Frank ob:
MONTROSE., PA., TIEMAY, MAY 22, 1851.
Near, upen'the table, stood a wine ginss,
Which he drained as often as those with him--
whose heads Ai•cre cooler and Svhose hearts
were blacker—sipped theirs. .'lIoUr his hand
trembled-- - -how the cold sweat stood upon his
brow, as lie shulild the infernal! cards! This
stakes are each a hundred to hi4fty, and Per
haps he'll win ; why shoUldn't he? He belch
a capital hand. endplays a good game. It's a
miserable perhaps,' for, Pliyercr tio - Well,What I
does it :Wail him; when his partnaiis in leagae.,
with the others; 'and even Were he 'not, -
everrear.t . m4 be told by its back,' .;With cer !
tairity. He is playing against fearful edds,and
ho sees one trick - afcr another taken, and now
the game is theirs. Ye4,' hrs lost it, and
',with it, perhaps cliaMcier, and aelf-reSPect,and
situation-:.a11 in consequence of Ili& five hun
! dyed dollars 'hp has squandered in a fit of
drunkenness: - •
Well, Merry my boy, sorry. for you.—
You play_s, capiMl g,nine., but luck went against
you. Never mind! You'll be . able tp redeem
all to-morrow night. Let's go and get some
thing to eat.' ,
'1 Can't wait, George; I must go.'
'Well, good night,' •
'Good night; Mi. De Lane ,'!said the others
with whom he had been playing.
'De Lancet'!' repeated Frank to himself.--
From the first he had been struck- with a re
semblance to some one he_ had seen before,
and as lie heard his name he recollected at
once to whom it was. lie had 'called at the
house, whOse number was upon the card which
Mari• De Lancey had given him,but very much
to his regret ascertained that they had remov
ed, and since then had been linable to discover
their residence. Instantly a strong impulse
seized hini to follow the young man front the
house, in order if possible tonscertain his res
idence, and assist him if he could. He there
fore apologized to the Doctor for leaving him
at that tithe, and then went from the Timm.
By Jove,'lnutteredDutlon as De Lancet left
the house,`you're Ina pretty fix.. Gad, won't
old W,--blow tognorroW l Perhaps he'll
think there's some truth io.that letter. _
Suppose 'We settle up? said,the,gurubler
who had Imen De Laneefs itoTtner.
'very well- We esifgO,mul eat iotnethyto
andisettlo at Jim/lame tb4e.' • - Ttie'tiweii,;WOUr.
into the supper room and seated themselves
at the table.
'How shall .we - managi3 about this watch
and pencil? said the ministerial gambler.
Let us bid, and the one that bids higheit
have 'cm " said Dollen.
• 'Very 'arell;' and starting the pencil at five
dollars; tuid the! Watch 'at twenty file, they
were bid off by Duilon, the first at ten andthe
other at forty. Both winked at each other; as
Dufion took his third of the money, less fifty
dollars, as much
.as to say they had 'come it
Oyer him.' lut for once they were mistaken.
Dation 'knew that both were presents from Dc
Lancefs father, and his affection for a.buried
parent wouldafford a fine opportunity for suc
'A pretty good eKening's work" said the
flashy gambler, with a self-satisfied tone. •
But I vow, Dation, there isn't much fun in
plucking the feathers off of such a spooney as
that chap. If he had been one likely to be
,¢ by, it wouldn't hare done to have been so
hard on him. But suchn nervous man as lie
is mighty easy game. Yortran hunt him right
I don't think he'll ever come back: replied
'Don't you believe that. I'll bet you thirty
dollars against that watch, that he'll be gam
bling again in less than a Week.'
SaY.forty-fire dollars, and n 1 take it."
Forty-five? You didn't give but fortY,and
that is ten dollars more than it is. worth.'
'lt's worth a hundred to the man we won it
'lt's a watch which his father gave. him be- .
fore death'? „
! I wish I'd known it,don't
• Meant* De Lancey, had left the hens°
and gone out into the street. .It was 'a clear;
cold winter night„and thobracipg.airrecover
ed him from his partial intoxication. ;He felt
for his watch, bat it was gone, and than he re
metabered he bad lost it—=gambled it nway.-=
lie:remembcreditoo, that upon the back was
dig:pied, Hen4r L. Do Lancey, from his fath
er, upon his fifteenth , birth day,' and-•ho felt
then as. he had riot felt before, his losses and
hip situation. - There was a faint, post before
the door, and he loaned against it in the . very
feebleness of agony, as ono thought . Chased
another,:with the speed of lightning, through
his mind • • • - •
Ho had Jost five hundred dollars of his'eni- .
ployer's money. How could he replace it ?--
If not replaced, what account could he give of
its loss? He could give none- but the true
one, and that would'cost him his sittiatlon,and
. ii.liat..tvas more, his good name;' anduwhat was
I naoncylpd situation oompared wit i , that? It
would cost him a mother'sf,sad face and aching
Iheart. • It would lose him the good opinion of
the only sister, whom as his own life he loved.
It would gain him , a dishouOred ;name,' and
stead_ of beini ablo - „ta• timed life's highway
honored and respected , by Ithose. who jOurney,
with'hhii, he must vidure taunt and Beer. and ;
jibe, when he, had lost the, jewel repittation,i
and beCame a beggar. Bien in the , nold:win 7
ter breath that fanned his feve.reil bro*, there.
seethed a whisper of reproof. yrma,the pure,
'heaven; the Moonloo/ind down coldly 'and re.
proaChfully upon Win." nisriad twinkling
lamps hung - in the blue &the of the great
temple of the uniierseAnd no ray 'of gladness
that could cheer and cot fort him. And more
than all there stole in ripen Ads -memory the
recollection of one- summer :evening, • when
there waa'scarce a breath -a - air to rustle-the
curtains of a sick room;' when a mild yoke
had spoken the last; words of advice, and a
thin hand had given its last clasp, 'and the diin
ming'eyew of a, pallid face had kinked, its last
farewell ; when promiSes, hail been made, sin
cere though spoken in a . faltering voice ; when
the face had been turned
~to the • wall,' and
while the prayer was being' offered, while the
pent.:uritears Waged long* to he repressed,
I and were'elOquent - of serrir;W,t'whleh Seemed . l
niockedbythe cheerful ianlight, and the glad
song of birds, Ilk father had - gone' home.
'Great God! wlia(Shall'l dor'Avas the eX
ehinption that his 'seething soul could not re
press, as' he left the place ivliere he hadstood,
and walkedslowly on.
lie was standing there 'When Frank came
from the heuhe,and the latter,WoUld hai walk
out of hearing and waited till he left ; but he
saw that his coming out Was not noticed, and
so he stood concealed in the shadow of the
building watching the When
he uttered that cielaniation fie heaid' it, and
when he had 'walked a short distance of, he
followed slowly after bin,. De Laneey walk
ed very slowly, as if thinking What to do and
where to go, and very soon he stopped again.
Frank then went up to hiM and touehed,him
lightly upon the shoulder; Da- Lancey had
not heard - himas he came up, and he started
as Wihuot touched him.
'Your name is DO Lance}, I,belieee, sir?'
' It is.'
'And mine is Wilmot, though I can't sup
pose you have ever heard ;of me before.'
j , I never have' . - i t
Can I be of any service to you!'
. It was an abrupt question, and although no i
time could have been more appropriate for!
confidence, advice and assistance' from' au - intl.
mate ,friend, none could have been .lesi.so for
the advances of a stranger, and therefore De
Laneey replied,' Thank you, sir... I.eertainly
- can have no claim aponyou, and Idon't know
that.you could.rander rue any assistance.'. And'
Willi-thisWe• Weald have:bid Frank good even.
ing, - and tefthim. i3ut,the latter prevented his
doing so by. saying , : • - 1 .
',You will excuse my. intrusion, Mr.. De La
cey. I think you are in diffiiml ty, 'and I would
consider it a 'favor if you would allow me to
assist you init.' • • • - •••••• • •
• Frank spoke whir asincere•voiee. De Lan
ceY &mid not fail to perceive. that he was in
earnest, andthough ho very much doubted his
ability to.ossist hito, he could not do anything
which resembled a repulsion of his kindness.
But what led you to suppose that I was in,
any need 'of assistance?' Said' be to Wilmot.
' Iwas at the , gambling-house with you.
knew of Now loiises . , have observed you since,
and have inferred so trem all seen.'
Your supposition is very correct. lam in
trouble, and in very great tronbio—so great
that I very much fear you will be unable-to
help me. But still, your 'kind _sympathy de
serves entire frankness upon my part: Say
ing this he took Wilmot's, arm, and as they
walked slowly on together, he detailed to him
all that \VC havo stated generally. By.the time
be bad finished, they'had reached De Lancey's
`I am very much obliged to you for Ittriog
given me your confidendo so fully,' said Frank
after he had concluded. 'lf you will excuse
advice from oue so little older,l woulitrecom
mend that you go home and retire immediate
ly. Try to forget what has happened, say
nothing to any one tonight, and come and see.
me to-morrow morning. , Hero is my card with.
my_residence. Comp at nine o'clock, I have
no doubt I shall be able to help you out of all.
difficulty. Good.ninte • . • . .
,' Good ,night,' mid De Laucey, • wire began •
already,toSeel better in spirits,' nithOug,h, he
could scarcely tell how, for Wilmot had giveh
him no positive proof either of abilityOr desire
to assist him.. But he shook his hand warmly
and thanking him over and over for his kind.
1 nese,' they separated. . • •
, Punctually, to the hour, DeLtincoy. knocked
at the doorof Wilmot's room the nest morn&
htg. :,Frank wAs ;seated nt a. table s . reading In
his dresshig.gomin, as he entered..
'I am very 1:, , hu4 to pee you, Mr. De Macey.
very . pieasst, nt room,Sir. Wil
root: . ;
''lt'is i) very pleasant one tome, sir: • I find
iny eMnfort depends very much; upon having
a comfortable place to take comfort in.'. •
A few moreremarks ofs
. general eharneter
passed between them, and then Frank said,
'You told m© last night, Mr. De Laniey, That
you should be obligiul to'nake up , , &fiat of
five lnindied dollars this morning:
did. ) •,lair , ' - :• • .
c I anppode . tlint iiiititdeit data
last evening, you would hesitate somewhat at'
accepting ILfroni me, • 'e ,' • •
slcould Most certainl?' • ,
But I : h4O you would, not object to my
loaning It.p you.in the ordinary business 1314 Y' ,
I should:, in thatcase,:bie conferring:no-favor,
and . yon would incur no obligation. I have
drawn up , a note - for five iundred . dollars, and
- hare le ft Pie time in Manic: :Yen qiit (10 me 4
.great favor•by -- signing:it, and 4ccepting .. tim
ban of that sum from me? _ 'l.
The delicacy mmilfestee by Prank; in :thus
proffering-a kindness, do opPortune-yet
expected, completely unmdnned , PO -Laneef
and for a few moments be could scarce
himself to!peak. - • ; - •
should differ from you very Mueb . with
regard to my incurring no obligatioNlir:Wil.•
mot. And if it were not-;that T eould'not
doubt the sincerity of Your -offer, end that 1
might wound your kindnese . by refining I
certainly should heskitate very ratieh about • ie.
ceptiniit: As it is; I will . do so, :with' more
grufitude thani can expres4; and while :I IR4‘
shall neVer_4'orget this net of •
could not however think oflaCceptiO the Irian
fors longer period than three menths?—'
I `I should much prefer You would alloW
[to fill it • lip for a year ;' and Without wilting'
I for a reply ; Frank put twelve
the blank - space,- and - han'ded'it to liffn-to-
. . .. • .
De Laneey did so ; and s.dd . as ho handed it
to Frmak, who, nt the s.une time placed in his ..
.hand a check for the ameunt,llwish th e se was:
some return I could make to von.' Isn't thee
anything I eau'do to help ditieharge this debt?
Words are a very poor egniValent for so great
" 'There is no return to he l .made,' s iid Finn
but if you not think mo asking ton Inuch
and will not consider me as' obtrusive when
say Ido it for your own sal ,Iwishyou Would
make me one promise.'
' Name it:'
'Give me your word of honor; that you will,
in future avoid all gambling resorts, and never,
gamble again while you live. , • • -
will, most readily.' ' - •" •
'I am very glad,' said 'Von have
made the same promise whichlrruide • to.one
of the best mothers in the World, when I left
home to come to New York!, Itikiver had rea-,
son to regret it, and I don't , think you - 'ev'er
will. I have an appointment for half.
hour from now. Shall we walk don tege ! ..
If you . pleaie. • Shan't'
of a call from yoU Very soon,
I'm at Bleeker • streatond.shOnld be . 'txt',l)l,
happy to see you. at any
,time. Can't you corlae
to-night?'' • _
Thmk yon. Will' said Frank. InYttittWo .
. f r i th
Both left theroom andproeeded 'down town prettified 'to' frielthifsgf
together. When they had reached . the (Miner control Wfileltiter'gthning4abli"iiiight'
of Wall street, Frank left I to fulfil his engan4- Liaw; 00(1'4 over 16444
meat and De Lancey who was . s omewhat be senAothing btdidgince' f befere ;. f'-ilforevert'
bind his tune.hurried to his store. _ Word that Mi.;
Good morning, De Lanc:ey ion're rather and
late,' Said Dutton to him as be entered the store ortafitstailetiipf
of W— & CO, a large - ik boa.se in P&L itult . eight - t 6 r emove4 l" atiiPP4 lllo T:4 - iiitt !
street - restate- Min to i:einifideitCe:'!''''Slifl
'Good morning:, Mr. Dutton,' said. Do Iran- bntone course 4 4. 1 iiihri#ockliallti. Ives td
coy, mhe went 'past him,With .no furtherno-, Make: a • and boimilde strifeinit4 '6l iht
tics, and going into the cotinting:room,, found.l kale : 6,llo '' - to
Mr. sitting there Fending the faiier. ; decideit, Rin d tik"
He had been an idtimate friend , of De Laficey's , !comniencemerkpildejtiort catee In'` timing,
father, and felt in tionsequenc a deep'deep'i ntercs i o f and told the whole' uinvarnislie 'ittarr
in his son. , -• thunself he took allrope blame, d •
Pr, . llll 4 4att .
'I was unable to find the :gt:ntleinan WhoM ted &met , e - Didion,' " "ifetiiiled hie , ,
*yeti wished me to pay jai evening,. Mi. with affhikied tint
As lie said this he handed the Int. 321 16 i nn&
ter the cheek, which he had forgotten te . get
cashed. w ad eoneln•
'1 believe - I gave you bills; Harty, whose
check is: this P -
The question embarrassed him , sordeviiat,
and ho could not avoid glianging s cam': Ho
did not answer the question,4it'tetly s ti 4
I will go and get it cashed, sir.'
'Oh, I've no doubt it's good. Mr. 8r04.3, 1
-said lie, turaing to the book-keeper, 'lei aos:eph
get the mdn'ey upon thlg _Mien he edmes in.
Harry, I slinnld like'to see yoit for 'a few mo
ments alond'. 3 • ,
Saying this he. lcd the 4ny into-a ..small
room, connected with the coutitingroonWhorcii
he % . as in tini habit of -.seeing .custitilerS and
others upon private tinsineiS. De
Latkey a chair, he Seated, hlitisdiVat tha. dusk
and said : . , •
' You know I have alwaya. felt a deep Ititnr.:l
est in you, garry,.lnith fen your fath'er's
and on accomit of your falthfulnesS and. dill
g,ence, while you have beeil.ia - pirem . p!tiy.
am, free to say that sti far as the. diielmrge !of
your store duty is concerned, I.linve found in
you very mach to. approve, and nothing , to ton ,
deum, you can imaLine then how mum iied and
grieved, I was at receiving this Ittter ; a few
days ago; and as he Faid thii. he (bolt , . one
from his packet Which he imfoldedtimi handed
to Dc Lancey, who read as follows
• . • 'lsinw Yonki
Mr. G. D. W,
. 1 DEAn Sta—Asincero regard for your we:
faro must lie my - only apology for addressing
you; I regret tidying, anything te• injure the:
reputation (if nny iadividual,.esspecially one iii
whom you have` an inteNst; but it has come
to my knowledge, sir, that Mr. Ildury•De Lan;
cey, n clerk in your employ, is of intemperate
habits and very mueli addiett4lto
Ills coursed aro fast, ruining hint, atillesithey
should prove injurious -to'. yotirsell I have
ken the liberty of making.- this stAtentent. I
am • Sony that circiiiistances ,compet. me tn.
iVitlibtild • toy mne,: and only wish that my.
Motives - may ikotbi) midappreciatid, that
my infoimation may 'hove of ietvlce.
I remain yours with-gipat respeet.'; ';
Nothing'bould have astonished Do - Laiterki ,
more than the•perusal of this lettar: 'Bit lit
tle as hi was prepared for it, - he was Stitt Isss
so for what followed. _He 6nd hardly finahea
reading it, before. Mr. Went: on — to
s I have a very poor opinion of anonymous
,osomthunicitiorts. My first - iiriptelsti itato to
..i'.:l- . 4'3 z.:l ,;:3
show this one'to you. Ilpozi *end din t gh
I come icy the conclusion that if 0 - m,il4#l4lC ,
ly as the letter represented, vioni,d - **y .
toinvent seine 'glory "Line e ariXofalliTyingMy
suspicions; an.l if you were not:
would be done'-ydu, except tJze slight tnivi t m4
I might fed I for a Virus. tiro. tope;: hcosieil
or, of ascertaining something • I have hetux'em:
gaged for two or - thMinightepai t t viiithii
some of •the. gambling rem:A.o in the City::
last night, vvalt...-.tvith'n..friet4 ta,
street, pettir - from Brctiulwie, fit
so. dressed. Olaf it 41OVId ban inioaidh
to recognise me. I had Veen iri the raoii.bisfl
wilt - art tithe nnlyovitenleitl,ettniiiiiiitithttil
61L saw,you dritakingllettYr*y*ni
after, and smi..You , 7hen.. yeti:
play.: • Watchhigjrcui very closeihtecihld
that,you , were successful PilifittOgtit
fortune': turned end your 'loirimitainatit4d=ter
nearly six. hundreiftioilani, betides SciirtOataii
and a gold pincigitege;;. 'That. hi ri
than ;men to-ntaltinl
'and recollecting that I had giiientYolltvolim4
deed dollars that aficino6n;toinaketi.paywrili '
with; it oreiirred; tome .thatioti
staked that ~Attar4ou, liadc leff,
wishing to know whether, -yOulid.iii.7c4 A
went to one'Of the tpunllnta!abd naiad hiit
he could clainge a himdied
told me he Jana am'ong•tha
he ;took ont,,i;mre some - Mitch I- 4ilieet:tehn .
Inut given ydri. lalleed; Ini;tifti it
three of thank, "1 • •:.• • - ;
Here, then, De tanedir; in !lit itifortnatiati
in my eye-sight, and , q
suppose that ,you Opropria, . oneK,
which >did not &bit I`fliffqiik-fat
you hot much griefll;3l4ldr I 'gafitPiriiiti
that it Qronid praablY
- tie" iieressaty ' fdi'iie to
„I have - 644
that I tiii o 'itht state the tireutustii, tui4:l,leo
what you have to say , - itt yourUrfa juiltifiosi
These reznarkillood ceO thg,ileepehtfqssia,
bin impreshiinl '`upcin - DO eekii '6'0 4 . - 414
had it-it that !hi colirse had 'tie'eti
wrorig:'.He liad're4r'etteaitibitteify blaioi.
edhiiinselt`forilmile thirr he reiali
Out inivilliWcervM iis4*We' Ito
4 -- ' -
d e d— ,;
There is cortahi , ly:finri mite* Oat is
sting in Cirgninscances Harry:
I Lai mely glad soil, have
honorable, i;aititeinent: Bit •
can_ yon,giye me, Os what has,happenod may
not hoppen lapin r• •
Iskinu - ht ati, air, &cipt•that tat wilibiliTia
renew to you promise[ which I•. gaviii Wt.&
„ , That, with your experience, ift,all It= sat
You !lever haye delelycd.po Ltusso eodhi
deuce that YPtt •PavAr Did, boo r .
you,tO go lath tkinilailt evopingt” 4 :
ouPPImO *ctuta,e k uOlimit, 116 '
fore?,- : -
ti!erhops yi)tt, Ask Alo,l4':ofteii:
horo ouP 9 30111 Outr , r
L'oLuticeiSeit mmi Itooi reiOrA
Prif/ 0 / 2 * . Who l l. both liter 9 ioqutellr X
h4* l l,llhtt , the ..lotßr• wideP l l4.l".-
allovvo De „Lancer: •
.'Pid You iv rite,thut , lotteiykr• DOroul'l
. 1 4e tout: 4 1 4 le4.er ./4/41e 1 41 iiivefT33loW::
'No 44 ; 1, 0 4 - bidt . ..t. iml‘trie : Ivhk r
you should us ,
4 What dti you think of ilo: otuutoo that
=I - think them NW' ,
'You werti - not - connected , lit- any"roarer
with tito 'authorship of .that you,
sie r . • , ,
, twas not; sii.olf you. sTipeit me 6'1'14 it
would be moire Simple'PAlß* 'f.o'fest
do aniOeet you, t4i,
willinzte tell you why. - In tbe
piper is of a'(terY 'Yesiei.c.
ides Soule *Melt wasi ientlne thenthEeltii;bi
a friend, end , I &het believe. there I% ny-iiitire
like !tin the city:, tlies'nert plsixt nithohgrL
the lista is- aisznieed,liiete is M r.
the forrguitiori of the lettess,;]rliiehi testertibleil•
vets Olooly - what thave noticed bilious< 4risi
tint';-In lb's: thlsdl)koe; , 3 - obserailhat the
"rite:r uniritentionallyMissed the yea wtstelf
'seisled it; ;kith his private int:if
sea by looking-alt.! in, ,t
Yolwill see it be' UST 'folding it.'
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