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"The mate for beaut Blionld be a'mroi, and not
a money citcstr Richelieu.
4 'At in? expense of happiness light and
nonor! said Leoline, meekly.
There, it is again! More obstinacy
mnro willulness! l'll.be bound to say, if
that mean-spirited St. Clair '
.. 'Not so, mother !' interrupted Leoline,
firmly, the .warm blood tinging face and
brow of the lovelv eitl with crimson. Nm
if .a - ---- - w
Thg mother stood mute and motionless,
II 1 I 1 t
city of her child. That Leohne should
offer one word in expostulation or conlra
diction, was entirely beyond her compre
hension. She gazed with utter amazement
at the animated, indignant 'features, and
lla.-diing. eyes of the beautiful girl.
'Alfied St. Clair is a man! And one to
which Mr. Theopholis Johnson will bear
no comparison. True, Alfred is poor,
but there is a mind of inexhausilrss treas
ures before which your demi-god will sink
into abject nothingness fall,cru8h,crumble
in is own insignificance ! Oh ! mother;
could you but cast aside that veil of preju
dice, and look into the beauteous Godere
tiled worth which hath its dwelling in .the
soul of Alfred St; Clair, you would.al least,
respect him !
This is downright rebellion !' almost
creamed Mrs. Watson, 'ai.d call for pun
ishment. Respect, indeed a man who
hrust3 himself uncalled for into the ptesence
of his superiul ' ' .
'Superiors, mother in what?' again in
terrupted Leoline; .in. the accumulation of
wealth perhaps ill-gotten, and most pro
babjy imaginary nt the best. True superi
ority dwells not in the putses of the rich,
but in the hearts of the noble 1
A man,' shouted Mm. Weston, 'who
lias no pretensions 1'
'Do pretensions,' replied Leoline, 'con
feist in the flippant unmeaning conversations
uf Mr. Thophulis Juhnson, with which he
so often condescends to regale us if so, 1
grant Alfred t? be sadly at loss, and hope
lie may remain so !'
Do you1.' vociferated Mrs. Weston, in a
perfect paroxysm, as she flew out of the
room, vowing retribution upon the devoted
, The next morning Leoline met nothing
but cold, austere looks from the indignant
parents. To be thus thwarted in their moct
sanguine expectations, was not easily to be
brooked, and they resolved within them
selves a summary punishment for the fair
girl. Not a word was spoken on either
side durinf the morning meal, and soon
ofter its completion, Mr. Weston took up
his hat and went ont. Mrs. Weston order
ed the carriage, and proceeded to array
hertelf for a morning of vwits, and Leoline
r a huavy heart, ougly her own tjirt;
ment. thern In !.. .i .
her 0nnrPoo ;. ' "V
mt,,l,nP.. , "-B : "ear" ller
nti.l ..I .1.. f . . .
..u M.un.y aner a low knock from without
her own room.
She quietly opened the door, and receiv
Afl t Mn.il T .1 1 I m . t
wu a vuiu irum me nana ol the servant. A,
..... -I I . . ..
U, uengui gprang ,0 her as g,1(j
glanced over its while, polished surface,
nu sne breathed inaudibly 'Alfred St
Flinging a light silk shawl gracefully
around her slight form, she descended to
ihe receiving room. St. Clair roso as she
entered, and Leoline familiarly extending
her hand, ll)s young gentleman nross-ml it
re?pecifully lb his lips. . A ' slight blush
in a u ul u me leaiures ol Leoline at the act.
ar.U her soli voice trflmMml.
'Miss Weston,' s.,id St. Clair, eentlv:
'you will no doubt, be surprised at the
purport of my visit but havintr understood
with feelings best known to a sensitiv,.
mind, that your honored Aulion I, i..
xpressud his disapprobation of in v freni.pm
ng his dwelling-I thought it requisite to
ppnsoyou, ol the future disconlinuan-
'Who is hie accuser?'
'His own lips,' he replied calmly.
'Then I am indeed' Leoline na.,Kp,l
aeiHted and bewildpred.tear-diops glistened
through her dark lashes, and trickleu uow.,
upon her flushed cheek, lay like diamonds
n the boenm of the mornine rose. The
Iken folds, of the rich mantle she had flung
around her, stirred tremulously, and her.
low voice appeared drowned in tho strug
'i .i ...
cnjiy (irwsscu ine delicate hngets that
rested lightly on his arm, and for a' moment
their eyes met one single glance, - and the
telltale torrent rushed to the verv hrnw nf
eoline. Not a tone was uttered, but thp
oquence of that momentary glanco tod
more than could the poetry of ivords. It
Was the soul that spoke, in its own beauti
ful language. and the harmonious breathings
found an echo in the mysterious labyrinths
f the human breast. Alfred caught the
fair girl in his aims, and clasped her yield,
ing form to his heart.
'Leoline,' he whispered softly, 'will you
e mine my own sweet wedded wife!'
She lifted her glowing gaze for a moment
to his face and in that look, was blended
nve and assent. A faint smito illumined
er beau lift) features, and she hid her
blushes in his bosom. St. Clair bent fondly
ver his new found gem, and parted the
lark clustering ringlets from her brow.
Apd cou)d'st thou leavo tliis splendid
omc for one less luxurious?' ho said;
cotihllst thou leave thy parenis, and brave
with me the fortunes of an adverse world?
Speak, Leoline thou art yet young, and
never hap the cloud of adversity badimmed
thy days ?'
'Yes oh ! yes !' she murmured and
they were happy.
Alfred St. Clair had departed and Leo
line sat absorbed in delicious reverie, Her
mother had long since relurcd; but Mr.
Weston remained absent. Mrs. Weston
pondered over tho cause of the unusual
prolongation -but her injured dignity would
not allow her to lake one step towards re
conciliation with Leoline. Thus shades
of twilight wero slowly gartering, and ,Mr.
Weston appeared not. Mrs. Weston sal
ai the front parlor window, looking up and
down the darkening thoroughfare, her anx
ious couutenanco betraying the evil foie
boding that reigned within. Still the
father came not. Conjecture after cunjec
ture took possession of her wandering
thoughts, but were as quickly dismissed as
absurd or improbable. Tea was announced
and when Leoline descended, she learned
with amazement, the absence of hot father.
It was a mystery the most urgent busi
ness had never detained htm for so great a
length of time from home. Servants were
despatched in all ditections, and each mc
cciaively relumed without being able to
COUNT, PA. SATURDAY, AIM, 22,
"1tl,e' PsiliB 'ng of Mr. W.eston
"""r.other paced the whole tango of
two piirliJrs unceasingly, rapidly, arid in
most perfect stile of agitation but never a
word would she speak ft Leoline.
Finally, company began to arrive and
among the rest, the sapient Mr. Theonhnlis
Johnson. Mrs,. Weston endeavored to
calm the tumult of her mind for a moment.
and greeted the gentleman w&rmly.Leoline
received his compliments coldly, and with
becoming dig-nty. Mrs. Weston frowned:
and Mr. Theonhnlis Tnt
g. ww.i nvi ( biucaicu
the favor of a private interview with Leo
line and her mother. The hones of Sirs.
Weston were in their' zenith, and she as
sented, with an encouraging smile.
Mr. Theopholis Johnson, with the most
perfect suavity, made a very formal offer
ol his heart and hand to Mrs. Weston's
daughter; and Leoline bogged a short time
to consider the subject the proposal being
u suuuen ana unexpected.
At this moment, with a look of blnnlt
dismay, Mr. Weston burst in unon their
conference, wildlj exclaiming
'I am ruinediitiorl
'J 1 iiHiiiiiivnuiC IlJin-
ed? The firm of Ketehem & Co. has gone
lo pieces and I am penniless!'
iTpo X? rit .i
1-31UU ten uown in a swoon
and Mr; Theopholis Johnson decamped
niinoiii uttering a word.
It was (rue owing to the mighlv flue-
".n.l.,,,8 I,; ,ra,. an(J comm j
haps some iinpruuerit nivcBimcm v. uJ.Z.
lunate speculations, the tide had rolled in
on Mr. Weston, and he was ruined.
The first word uttered by. Mrs. Weston,
on her recovery, were, 'Well, Leolino will
marry-inlO B family of distinction, and we;
shall be able (o keep up appearances!'
But rheopholis Johnson was noyherelo
be found! The servant in attendance as
serted that a gentleman, answering his
dsecrinlion. had wolke'd very hastily
through ! hall to the front door, and dis
pearcd down theslreet.
'Thus it is,' said Mr. Weston, bitterly,
'when poverty's chill-gate has swept over
us, desertion follows in its wake!, I have
no friend '
'If Alfred St. Clair were worthy of the
appellation, you have!' interrupted a fami
liar voice and Alfred stood in the presence
of the ruined merchant, and his sorrowing
family. Mr. Weston gazed with astonish
ment, as the generous youth continued.
'If, in hh great extremity; Mr. Weston
tho purse of your friend would bo of the
least avail, you are free in the use of it!'
For an instant, the father spoke not,
till, grasping the extended hand of Alfred,
whilst the tears gushed fmrri his eyes,- he
uttered in a faint, spirit stricken tone
'I have most ily deserved this kindness,
Mr St. Clair but I moy yet live to
'Nay; .ny good sir!' interrupted Alfred,
'you overrate my humble merits. And yet
I would feign request a favor!'
'It is granted, ere it be told!' said Mr.
'You may rclract,' persisted Alfred.
'No!' said the father.
The gaze of Alfred wandered for a mo
ment round the little group, until it rested
on the lremhling Leoline,
What, then,' he said, 'if the debt be at
once annulled by the bestowal of this fair
The countenance of the broken merchant
'Is the sacrifice too great!
The fathered answered not, but turning
to his daughter, he gazed steadily upon
her pale face, and his lips moved Item
ulously as he solemnly said
Leoline will give ihyself.''
The fair girl looked up, and smiling
throuph her tears, murmured solily
To him, willingly!'
Mr. Weston again became a prosperous
merchant, forming a co-partnership in a
lucrative business, with his eon in law
Alfred St. Clair. Leoline was perfectly
happy, and, after a timet Mrs. Weston
forgot aU.aboutamitu.p' diitinction.
Fiom the American Farmef.
TO PROTECT FRUIT FROM LATE
My rriend, Major RutT, who is a virluo
. I.l r t ..
luiciy iiuorraeu mo mat many years
ago he saw It elated in a French paper.that
by throwing a hempen topo over the take of
a tree, when in bloom,or near the lime of
blooming, and by letting the lower end
touch the ground, the tree should be thus
protected from the influence of the frost.
This I thought quite rational and philoso
phic; I accordingly made the experiment.
l o prove more fully tho modus operandi
I look two dishes half filled with water.and
set them a few feet distant, under the tree
on the night of an expected frost, the trees
being nearly in full Moom. Throwing one
end of ihe rope over the lop of the tree, I
let the other1 hang in ihe water of one of the
dishes. The event proved the correctness
or the theory. There was a hard frost in
the morning of the 27th ull. and the dish
nlo which the rope was deposited, contain
ed ice to the thickness of a dollar, while
that in the other dish was scarcely the
thickness of paper.
The philosophy of the above experiment
is this; the rope, which was previously
welted, was a conductor of heal; the air.
and of course the limbs of the tree, became
colder in the night than the eanh the rope
conducted the heat from the earth lo the
trees, thus keeping Up an equilibiium and
' a r " .f'"t-
A 1 fur 9C mO nl.ea..in.tnH i
.-. ...j uuai., .,u, Ull exit-nils, Uio-
critical time for fruit is long before it is in
blossom; but it is nevertheless- true, that
severe and protracted cold at that time, or
even laicr, win uesiruy iiiw iiuiw--iiitoo-the
case last year. Tho fruit was killod by
severe S'oet ofier it had been formed.
There is not in my mind a doubt that by
attaching a rope to each tree of choice fruit,
and thus letting it permanently remain
through the winter and spring; .the fruit
would be secured from the effects of
To the incredulous and the supercilious,
who balance their grist all their lives with
a big stone who, sufficiently wise.dcspise
knowledge and instruction, the above may
appear unworthy their attention. Let such
be informed that it is not more philosophic
than lightning rods attached to buildings to
protect them from tho influence of electrici
ty Let them be informed that
'There are more things in Heaven & Earth
I'han are dreamed of in their philosophy.'
W. L. Horton.
Woodlawn, Harlford, Co.
Last among- the characteristics of woman
is that sweet motherly love with which
nature has gifted her;is almost independent
of cold reason, and wholly removed from
all selfish hope of reward. Not because it is
lovely, does the mother love the child, but
because it is a living part of herpelf the
child of her heart, a fraction of her own
nature. Therefore, do her entrails yearn
over her willings; her heart beats quicker at
his joyjher blood flows more softly through
her veins, when the breast at which he
drinks, knits hi?) to her. In every uncor
rupt nation of the earth this feeling is the
same. Climate which changes every thing
else changes not that. It is only the most
corrupting forms of society .which have
power gradually to make luxurious vice
sweeler than the tender cares and toil of
maternal love. In Greenland, where the
climate affords no nourishment for infants,
the mother nourishes her child up to the
third or fourth year of life: She endures
from him all Ihe nascent indications of the
rude and domineering spiiit of manhood,
with indulgent all forgiving patience. Tho
negress is armed with more than manly
strength when her child is attacked by sav
age beasts, We read with astonished ad
miration the examples of her matchless
courage and contempt of danger. But if
death tobs that .mother, whom we are
pleased to call a sav.ge, of her best com
fortthe cbira indcara of hir existonce-
wncre is uio neari mat can conceive ne
sorrow? Kead tho lament of Nadowassee
woman on the loss of her husband and in'
fantsou. The feeling which it breathes ifl
beyond all expression. Herdre.
A wriier in the Mobile Hefald, who
has been for sixteen years connected with.
the public press, holds the following deserv
ed complimentafy language of the members
of the craft. Nond Wild have had an an-
portumty of judging1 will fail td admit the.
justness of his remarks. He says:.
'In all our experience, (and we have'
visited in that time four different. Govern
ments from the one under whJch we weral
borne and.educated.jwo have1 always found.
amoiig printers not orily more intelligence,
but more liberality of opinidrii more of that
noble and high minded cast of principle that'
looks with a forgiving eye as well upon
the frailties of erring humanity as upon thd
jars and contentions that grow out of either'
religion or politics, than any other class of
men, not excepting the teachers of the re
ligion of the Bible theinsolvesj or thd,
Statesmen who thunder ill the forum.
Printers have a sort of freemasonry with the
whole world. Conversant not onlv wilH
events that arc transpiring in their owrt
neighborhood. but4over the whole universe'
their occupation, and the peculiar province'
in which they move, oil are calculated to
bring within the scope of their vision, and
and-the feelings of the entire family of man.
it is a similar community of interests, 'and a
n.r.nnallftAnimrea will. fl.A ... t. U I.I
I - "".'flintTttSMliiHiiO"Ur'tfffuir''.H 25LUTIU.
man, a friend of his species, lirifi..j u
port he meets them. But the printers is
his superior in one respect; the field of let'
ters; the garden of science, and the very
fountain of learning, are in his range, and
meastirablyjunder his control. With scarcely
an exception, there is not one of the pro
fession that a good man might not be proud
to take by the hand as an associate and
friend, or that the statesman might
not take into his counsel with satisfaction
to himself and benefit to the world.'
To those who Cultivate the Soil.- Ond
of the editors of Ihe Chronicle, who is a
farmer as well as a scribe, observes that ill
regard to tho subject of deep ploughing,
therojs much difference among farmers
some contending that the deeper the furrow,
the more advantageous is it to the soil, and
others having their doubts about such a.
mode of proceeding. It is a general fault ,
horrever, to give less depth to the furrows
than is needed for sufficient moisture in a
dry season. In preparing the ground for
Indian corn.not less than five or six inches
oliould be thought of, if the farmer wishes
lo provided against a dry summer. For
potatoes, it is safe to go deeper; and for
carrots, beets, and other too-rooted plants
much deeper still. On old ground that
has been long tilled, good judgment is cs'
scnlial to determine the proper depth
Clayey soils require less depth of ploughing
than sandy on gravel land. Indeed, there is
no danger in ploughing qutlo deep a soil
composed principally of gravel. Ii is so
polus that tho sun draws out the roois
ture to a great depth; and.but little harvest
can be expected in a dry season, unless the
the plough goes deep. It will not answer
to plough, when the earth is wet, any other
than sandy and gravel soils. If clays or
heavy loams are turned up wlicn they ars
wet, they are liable to become hard and
lumps will remain bard through the Sum
mer, in spile of all tha harrowing you can
give them. It is bettor, therefore, not to
begin to plough till the earth will crumble!
For spring planting, clayey Eoils may bo
turned in the fall, and only harrowed in
the spring, if it be svird laud.
An aching tooth, and a crying child tt
churchy 7?omdyjjVe them out-