Erie weekly observer. (Erie [Pa.]) 1853-1859, July 30, 1853, Image 1

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,r, and f weir. prompt
and COMllliSidell Merekaats, Garth
,s •,t PthUe Bridge, NA. p,
Salt, Piaster, Stade° Flak War
Nails, Stoves, Castings, he. with
shipping either by stsso:boail,
. unr• by itailroad.
ARSON Giatri
t: , sI.LLER AT LAW, Oatle on Preaeh .t.,
of the Park, gria.
i'roN otion., Wines, Liquor., Candle—
. • 1... r telow Booth t Stewart'. Slate-rt.
' , MT.., Hollow Ware, Ermine*. Ma!
,F.lllf , Car.. ete., State Si. ,'Erie Pa.
r (.01AS.M. AUSTIN,
„ :L .Lr OtE FOOL OJT G. LOWS 4 coo.
Watchei, Jewelry, Biker Spooar, Yuri
.,••-ar.ett Looking Hiarret, Lamp, awl Panty
L. and null. •
, aide of State Street. Va'ie. Pa
xe I IRA OF WAVLE& & 111114 LS. /
~, , u end Shipping .Warettaatr, and theta
m Finih, Salt. Water Lillie. Platform, &r.,
Paekaget inieteded fur our tare
• so,r,..ta.ry, Moat ti, Newspaper,. aold time. Pock.
f,r,t west of tb44 Itrod Bosse. Erie,
TOOTH &Rif-afliT,
Grtail Doidirk: in Paracy and -tapir Lay
i N.. a, Pam.
Fence, Railing. St aim Biala 4.
1., Prieif Shutters. and all k Mackii•
• / i uotinc., kc., dope 4. i,rdo • .
1,11 t,e, and liabil Maker —Shop om tine es , t
:.,1. 'ztreet, Ewa ilfXtt9 north of Eight, and 3 .41.i" 4,
II P.l , let ..t- C i e t q'abisiet Ware-Room Erie. Ya.
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.......,,, i retail dealers in Dry .l. di, Carpets. an.l
,-- ~ r, !.., No 1 Reed Hoag..
- - -
. tr, -tc,r• and Dealers in Gold and Saver cow,
.M...ury, Land Warrants and efredlicattA orb.).
Iggitt - Drviftt on the pnocipn . 1 ettietOf the
..n.l all pant of the t. 01.1. Country for , ale. Office,
E1...h, earner ~f State-tt. and Publte'Square.
Fancy- Dr) iriciads, and the Uffehtel
/ •.by in the oity, Cheap Erie, P
. Jobbor , . llealeri in w. t >ad di tit.,,
P.. viston!, Pr• dacc,.. Foreign and ludnestir Fruit.
Witiow and ti tone W are, Flour, Fish, s'alt, Was.,
.v.ier, zihot Carp, Safety Fuse, ,Freneh
site the Reed Rome, t 4.4
and Canal Batts, Ve•tel., H..irl
ttpplied with any 'of the stow:.
, i t. • - Ind very cheap.
11 - 31 S. LANE,
L 1 ~f t etILAII. -- Otbi , e ..VorJaPkAolll . ,
I -I of the Public Snare.
Groceries, Hardiest*, etorkery. de.
Llt,ck, State meet, Erie, Ps.
,:.: t nuf.c,N-0111c• at his midi:nee on Eighth
1. French and Holland, Sri... Pa.
.1 ilrer, Bank Notes, Drafts. Certifieates
• Exchange on the principal cities
Ore in HrlitYl• Bina. Public
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1 fi EROS'
-: - c...—Residence on Frairth itrc. t. sae
ky,tioq.ary Has. • _
_ v "plan and Aigwriesa* Hardwire and
Irmu and Stool No. ;4
E:. •. •
• Retail Dealers in Dry Boole,
...I.:.”ram. Corwin& Hardware, Iran,
. • - ;••:,:e,, Empire UWE State Street,
. - Hotel, Erie, Pa.
V. • Belluvo, Azle Arm., Spring., and a
,•.:r..r,t Saddle; and Carriage Triuitaingr,
und Justieu of the Pf.a..e, Agent Gr
Mutual Life Insursuee Cothpauy- Offiee
.1 Wright's - .tore, Erie, Pa.
Erie County; Pa
• - P:11(1011., with iwotatn... and tit§-
own tUn Meirehaut, ou the Pitb li.
• zt.a.:
r- 1111 White Fi-b, eonstently f.,r pule.
BEEBE. & STEWART, 016., and itorkit7Pn
il•=afraq Street..
- - . a, t.. II: 1 to 2, mut P. M
11E.klIN & CO.
Merchant:a, dealer min Cu6l,
for a, daily Cura , r. Lake
- • I'. Erar. Pa.
r . Block. Sztxic ..e. el.
..1 (114 o'clock, kr II
"Awl. P. Al
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I.ofit; E J. MORTON,
rE or J. lIEMPUsi s
Merelmut, EA. ,
hoh, Flour and 1.124t0r..
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41.X.k , 1 in Vlotei*ii uti•i thaine
• ' I,o...thing, Wag:. =Bl%l -.
. L, •trpet. Erie.
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• ..n. J.H.r orrzT GfAie -greet
rr•A bry 6r,.eoler,rrv. i ery.
.. I ~, r 4 New Hotel.
\lllll JACKSON,
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• 1 , , ebeiviLlt,
, • b-d..r- in iir,:oers,-, Wther.,
• c t F..resgn Fruit, NW,. a n d
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p• t ; .0. Brown'. Nell H..
• - 1.. It • W. 1.. Slau.K. Ballot&
-cnsnio. Corner. in ' , hell. films
N• %ark, sidek will La..dd
.t. C J At 5.647%. l'a.
itTER .0 13KUTtiE[t,
iical,ri4 in Medicine. Pans-.
Se.. No. G. ith4 non-.% E'k•
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‘1,.,-Lut'Tador, 411 th• public import. al le%
'tab ,, Env..
•;' , IIN H Ut7llTl.).\ & CO.
• sr, 1t ta..1.-alero in brag?, hledirini.... 1)r.
' .., .a• .. N 0.:,. Reed liontAr. Elk.
DI . ItLIN - t l / 4 ,S ( IAIAS'.
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.. 11, , 1-1. Erie Pa.
I:1 H A PIN, hisinrsy C9ris9-I,lfire ji4
it,. L.upir.• Blnek, cornet el" Slab:And Pjfilir
1!."1 I. 1115 anir-. pri.po mu...4mm... mika
o r:. ELLIOTT.
-.4,1.1 Lrufi>t "Wire .ad dorllape on
41(4 ~‘l, 61 the Pula tiquare,4:diot
- thr Erie Bank building. 'reedit
1 Pt.t.., (tutu 'ape to ail entire Pet. Cariow
tiod, and reAtOred to heath and we
,n,i l ift inisniment, and Dentifiee P. 6
It• -•13 .pr pelluesdolwinieee. Att w0rt114474,6".•
P-• hand the beq kind at ..S.Weet
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I.L:. Vi..AkS A SLax.E., wa g . w person,
of Soi.diwn 'Swamp. tor 12 yam sea Mart
'. l tlver, just publishtdaitd far al. "'
trim= a stout
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ititct octrn.
- doe—hoe—all piping hot!'—Citi f
Hearea help it sH in these tetriik day
Tbidi horning OM epee the earth is peltine
IPithhit diverteat„ timers . hotiert kyr.
' Ana everything le nerleing.
Fat ate*, turatuated, tea the stagnant air,
In rash essay to fool their looter! gioerlag.
Vrhile willows+ stroke. in
. They fetT the fever growing' -
Cho lash and lathy Gail a late I;.‘
Fue. all a dry, they bury like say tinder
Ike Death the via/ bhize, till withered, charred
.tad - crisped-away to titular'
now are la the melting 1,11100.1.
And vestal cheeks are most alaseetwingly
The very some that sifts "the Med prude, -
Ara aostlaissun dziorydd: s.
The dogs Ile hallos is the deepest shade; •
Thi pigs are all a-wallow in thy gutters.
And Slot a ItOusehold croutons—cat or wail.
But querulously owners!
- 'Tis dreadful, dreadful lust!' excl.:alias each tote
Unto Ws 'westing. sweltering, roasting neighbor
Then mops his twow, and sighs, 119 he had .totte
' Artuite Hemetlron hil-w!
. d friends who pass each other in the tuwo.
:ay no good tworrows when they eoine together.
But only mutter, with a dismal frown,
..I•What horrid, horrid weather!"
Wink -prudent mortals earl" with iftirte , i ruro
All vagrant curt. it rams the queerest purste!
T e dog-star ragioi. rapid, tt!rough the air.
Without the sliglitesi intwile!
8 . 1 Jove i,. wise and equal in hi—sv'ey.
Howe'er it see®:. to clash with human
fiery dogs will won ha've had theirdity.
And taco shall have a season'
went fru% room to room, each seeming
to Adelaide's eye wore beautiful than the last.
and at length entered one that her -husband de
iigned should be exclusively ; her own. It con
tained u tarp, a book-case tilled with the choi
cest books, in the costliest bindings, a.writing
' desk and a work-table,. all of most exquisite
Workmanship; and in the large bay-wimlow,
which led into the garden, and afforded a fine
view of the Hudson, was a collection of rare and
beautiful plants. The chairs and ottoman s were
.ofxhe lightest and must, graceful patterns, and
one or taro titzquittite(ninths& hung upon the
wall. She approached one of them, awl that
with an ,exclautatiitu of astonishment drew still
nearer. Not a great while previous to their lte
trotbal she had been speaking to 11r.
it of anengraving that she particularly admired
and has said she belch-v(1 she should never be
tired of looking at it.. She had never thought
of it since, but nut so her husband At great
expense, and with no little trouhlt:, lia,l -ote
ceeded in obtaining the original painting.
"fib, 31r. Fletcher," Ate exelaintell, as she
turned her swinetning rye- upon him, -•p'ot ale
only too good, b t u kind to me. flow stns I eve'
repay you r' , - . •
"Very ea.sity, nay love, - replied ••1.,
consider myself - Already repaid if I hive riven
you any pleasure:' but if your_grat itude at. any
time becomes lturtheusome you can iltseharge all
your obligations very readily jilt all me. by
some less formal and nine familiar appellathot
than Mr. 'Fletcher, and 1 shall b.- the debf.e. -
Yon have never called me Willis 01111".., 1
find any difficulty in pronouticing u t.I -
"Oh, no, none at all said Adela 4. , laugh
ing and 'blushing. -But -but----"
"Hut what ?'•• '
.'Oh, nothing. Only 1 stipiki-A. I lilt% n't got
in the habit of it vet.—
"Well, 1 hope you will , get in the habit
treating 'me tiuniliarly lwtire a gri:at while -
Are you always so chary of. looks and Words of
affection, dear Ada ?. You do not kuou how
long to feel that the deep, pure love I bear you
is returned fully. I have always been alone. as
far as the nearest and dearest relations of life
are concerned. I can remember neither father
bor mother, and my little sister died. hen 1 was
just old enough to weep as . if my heart would
break over something very terrible, bat which I
could not eomprehend. And I have felt such a
wish to be loved, for myself alone. as you, Ada,
who' have always breathed the, pure atmosphere
of affection:, ;van nO-er understand: 1 though!,
that when I eould bail you, my own sweet wife,
that restless yearning
,would be stilled foreVer—"
but it is not. You are always kind. but I want
more than kindness, Ada I van
with nothing less than:love.
There was r earnest, pleading tone iu leer
husband's voive that went to Adelaide's heart.
What would sh'e n et have given if she could; in
sincerity, have thrown her anus about leis
neck with thj fond words that would At owe
have sprung to the lips of a loving wife
Shei replied kindly, affectionately; but she
felt thit be was grieved berattm , she dill not re
spond as he wished to his expression of attach
ment. She felt how deeply- :.the had wronged
hipiu giving hint her hand when her deepest
and holiest affections did not accompany the gift.
She bad told Kate that she should Is a good
wife--that she should disaarge. all her duties
faithfully. She now saw that her first duty was
he /ore failing it. that, she email discharge
no other as she ought.
elLt?llia V.
, •W hem will 3 tatypartiag be—aadnem sad mirth .!
- Bright stream and dark one—oh, never tat tarth
Never while lriumpicand tombs are so near. . •
While death and let • walk the rime din pplirrt•
141 . bile 'Wirer. unfold where the dons may eateer.
'While the heart of man a .altu.ll7s...ieepr*
We are xery Well aware, dear readi r, that we
are about to depart widely front the common
ga,of Author-tabu. Still, a.„ we are merely a
►phite, we hope ilk hit forgiven. But we have
At another excuse to plead ; we am not writing
a regular romance, with its full share of castles
and dungeons murders and hantlitti,'but a piain
story of ever;day life; one which, indeed, has
more than its finiNdotioa in fait. We are aware
too, that in the opinion of the younger and more
imaginative class of readers, the intertid of our
story will be grcatly'ditainnled if w i t• say that
Adelaide neither died of }
a larokett heart 'herself,
nor caused her liuslattato do so, tint such was
the true state of the ewe--and *e are 144151(4
to acknowledge it.
Adelaide landtgey, led on by pride.end *seal
ant, had committed a grievous error. She had
by her batty marriage, (dared the happir ig :
at least two tires to the most imminent
But,* she had said to Kate—she mitt not heart
ies, ai_aiteke was by no means devoid of pOnei
pis. So was yowl and.sently tempted; sad
alts did sot filly malise - ths - sank-also was Sew
nag. " •
IT J01131 . G. RAIL.
And, in truth it was not until long after her
marriage—not until she had learned - how much
- there is in the very happiest union to call for
mutual love and forbearance; not until ehe,had
stood by her husband's side, in sorrow as well
as in jay ; not until she knew from actual obser
vation and experience, how much there is in the
familiar intercourse of home-life, that will inev
itably grow tame, commonplace, and devoid of
interest, unless the elevating and refining influ
ence of affection invests it with grace and digni
ty, that she became fully sensible how terrible
had been the preeipiee, upon the brink of which
she had stood. Bat even beforb she had been
tuny weeks a wife, her eyes were sufficiently
open to make her 'tremblingly thank God that
every day and every hour was making her hus
band still dearer to her heart—that he possessed
such noble traits of character—that he was sa
devoted to her—so tender and forbearing, that
she could not help loving him..
Just 6ne year after she was married she wrote
as follows to her sister :
"I presume it is not ne?eseary• for me to tell
Jon, Illelr Kals, time thin is the asiniveriary el
my weddinik All day longhave I been blessing
my Father in Heaven that I have not been pun
ished as I deserved, for having dared to approach
the altar with •such irreverent footsteps. Ido
not wonder that you, my sister—you who real
ize so fully the -holiness and sanctity of the true
- marriage, thought me wild—mad. I was so
for fearful is the hazard incurred by any woman
w,ho places her happiness in the keeping of one
whom she does not love, no matter how strong
or deep may be his attachment to her. Had my
husband been anything but what he is—bad he
been on whit less worthy of love, or less calcu
lated to aspire, it, I tremble to think what my
to w ' have been. An unloving wife ! Oh,
ate, n you 'think of altj other combination of
words (might with deep and mournful mean-
W' e danger is 'past in my case • for no
wife eve loved a husband more devotedly than I
do mine now. But Ido not the less regret the
past. .The' grist few months of my married life
were embittered constantly by the knowledge
that Willis was grieved and disappointed that I
was not to klui all that he had expected his wife
would be • that he thought me cold, and, per
haps hear tless. All this would have been avoid-
ed—,tilany - sad hours both on his part and my
own, if I had hut 'taken your :Advice. Kate, and
been less hasty
"But I must still disagree with you on one
point ' t have 'always been glad that Willis
knows nothing of my formes engagement I
think it would have troubled him, particularly
when we were first married.; he has some pecu
liar ways of thinking, and flue of his notions is,
that a.seeond attachment e iA can ver felt at all, can
never Espial a first in of intensity. So
you see it is well that be to ignorant of that if:
fair ; anti since I have known his ideas on the
subject, l have been in constant fear lest he
should hear of it. I shall probably be with you
in June, and remain a month or two—ind wont
we live Otte times ? It- is often said that mar
riage weakens the ties that.bind a woman to her
early friends.; but I do not believe it—siertainly -
I never loved you, dearest Kate, or our dear fath
er, any better you
now ; Iritiitiettiftertlfiftlf
_even half as well."
Very proud and very happy was
when she returned. to Ittiddleburgh. the casting
- , tinatater, to piss a few, weeks beneath the shad
ows the Same trees that bad .heltered her
ehldhood, (cit.' she bore a little' Kate with her,
wh inurt, 11;-ed. be presented to grandpa and
Aunt Kate.'
What a happy meeting it was Lind--
ley and Kate had both visited Adelaide in her
own home ; but that was her drh return s, the
paternal roof .4ince.slit- left it a. a bride.,_
-Let we have her—let the have her cried
Kate, estending_4r arras for - the baby, and
irareely waiting to greet Mr Fletcher and her
.sister "Oh, the dear little thing what black
eyes shelia., anti I really. believe she know. me,
Ada, for she smiles when I speak to her."
pr i esituic she does," was the laughing reply.
nave talled to her about Aunt Kate until I
think she ought. to know you, if she has any
brains at all—whiett her father seems greatly
doubt.• • lie wont believe that she even
knows me, and pretends to think that it is Malt
ing,hut a sort of instinct that makes her. react►
Out her little arta, and spring when I offer to
take her. Oh you need not come to defend
yourself, ; I was.only telling Kate what
au unbeliever you ate, and that you don't think
that this child knows any thing."
"Not quite so bad as that, Ada," replied- the
young father. "I am willing to admit Chat'she
sseems to know when - she is hungry ; and when
1 she is sleepy l she generally goes to sleep lam
Inot aware Whether mothers consider that as an
evidence of remarkable genius or not. , But you
1. •
' are credulous enough for both of us. Only think
Mr.. Lindsley, she was trying to make me believe
i yesterday, that the 'baby said— , papa ;* and she
Ls—Yet use see—she-is all of live months old—
! iSn't. she, Ada ?" , .
1 . "I'e - on need not bel'neasy lest she is; e or- -
cheiioss," said Mi. ndsley, as be stop to'
look at the delicate lit le creature that Kate was
, caressing so fondly. +I have seen young moth
i ers before, and they are very apt to have remark
-1 able children. • But she is really a pretty little
i thing—who is she going to look like? "
-"I don't know. who she resembles," replied
Adelaide. ,4 t gave her your name dear Kate,
hoping that site might look like you -- I shall-be
j;satisfied if she iiTwx If as good.'
"Oh, you flatterer ! but come, tea is all ready
for you—and lino* you must be tired. Here,
Elias, take the baby' —and giving the child to
the nurse, Kate led .the way to the tea-table.
• Late as their sr:it'll was, there was not a room
iu the dear old house that Adelaide did not visit
before she glept,.not a nook in the garden that
~he did not explore, not a flower-bed over which
she dirt tint bend, not a path which she did not
retread. Her bright, happy eyes flashed every
where, and seemed to take; in everything at
glance; and her voice and Kate's were hard,
now in one mom and now id another,. mingling
like the humming of bees.
• aYou'ruust play and ring fu} we to night, my
daughters. Come; Ada, Woe the rest.of your
explonitioni until tainotvoi, and let us have
one of your old songs."
Adelaide complied. Her husband was prg
sinuately fond of gamic, and at his request she
had devoted much time to perfecting herself in
the art. She had really made wonderful im
proventent— , -aud Mr. Lindeley 'and Kate were
"Ada has been kaftan to play the harp. I
wish you had one really performs
kuirably;" said Mr. Oleteker, h is eye dwelt
fondly upon his wife; "We ere going to take
-you home with us, Kate, and you must take les
sons- of signer Malseuselli, or whatever hla
name is, too.",
"I should like
,it very muck," replied Nate,
"and we will talk more about it by and bye.—
But you are not to even think of home in less
than two months." '
"How thie omit: reminds me of Theresa Gor
don !" exclaimed- Ada; "she has never written
to me, and I think it very strange. Do yoU hear
any thing from Mr. Gordon, papa •"
"Yes; I told you, you know, when I was in
New York, that he married apin soon - afar be
returned from &rept, He dui sot sake a very
preheat chaise, I asagina. His wife is but a
very fre.yeers air thaw Thssesa—essd they
have never been able $0 MVO. I ant afraid that
my el& friend's has is anything but a Para
"I ani sorry to heir it," replied Adelaide:
always liked Mr. Gordon very much; and. I used
to love Theresa, too. But she certainly netts
us very strangely: .
"By the way, Mr. Lindaley," said Mr. Fletch
er, "what has become of that young man from
the Bouth—he was a wan! of Mr. Gordon's, I
believe—whom I used to see here occsaionaUy?
I think his name was Tilden--George*Tilik-n, ur
James Tilden, or something of that son."
"I have not heard from him, directly, for a
longtime—not since you were married, !believe.
Mr. Gordon sometimes alhtdes to him in hi 4 -let
ters, but says nothing very definite."
"Well, your young friends are both nuher neg.
hgest, sad not any too grateful, I think. By
the way, Ada, did'nt I hear once that he was
Very much in love with you!' It seems to me I
remember some such gossip as that years ago."
Row Adelaide's cheek burned, a nd hew h er
heart throbbed! It was ofetd_the penalties of
Se deeeptioe she had r*tieed toward Willis,
that she was in constant fear of detection. Bat
the light did not Sill upon her face, and hearing
a cry from little Kate, who was in the adjoining
room, just then, she Sew to the cradle, while her
sister replied— •
‘‘l suppose he was married about n month af
ter you were—we heard that he was going to be:'
A new subject was broached before Adelaide
returned: and as she entered the room, her father
extended his hand and drew her to his side.
.'How pleasant this is, my daughter Come
here Kate, and sit down on this side, and I shall
almost fancy you are little girls agairr.,tryin g io
see which shall cling closest to papa. You look
more like your mother as you grow older, Ada,"
he continued, passing his hand over the rich,
dark hair, that was simply parted on her fore
head, andthered in a - knot hehiud-- . --11,m't
think she does Kate?"
Ah! it was alikeness perceptible only to the
eye of affection. They were u unlike as mother
alai daughter could" be;.bat Mr. Lindsley loved
both, And fancied there was a resemblance be
tween them.
It was very late before the family-pariv sepa
rated that Bight; and even after they had all
arisen and stood with the lighted candles iu their
hands, Mr: Lindsly still lingered as if unwilling
to retire, After he had once left the room he
returned on some trivial errand, and again ten
derly kissed them.
"God bless you - and keep you, my children,"
he said ; "I do not know but I am foolish, but • I
dci- not like to leave you this evening. I feel
just in the mood for sitting here and'ehattingell
litt. But good-night once more, all of yon"—
, with his usual smile, even more beaming
than its wont, he went up stairs.
It was past•the usual breakfast hour when all
the family excepting Mr, Lindsley, assembled at
the table nextutonung. He had not yet (lime
down. They waited ten or fifteen toinutes ctr
him, and then Bate rang the bell. - Still they
heard no movements in his chamber, which was
directly over the breakfast room; mid :1114 a lit
tle one dela Kate said: ,
• . I mai'
later than usual when he retired last night; mod
he is probably sleeping so , orindlt- that he lupt
trot keterd'eititer of the , • 2
"Why not let him sleep, Kate?' .t.,kett
Fletcher, "he is gmaing.old tem, and ;.ught
be . taking his ea-e, sod a", ,Itti '43y. it wt. , , ‘l•ry
late when is separated last night."
"Oh, be never likes to sleep later than this,"
replied Kate; "and besides, he will be particular
ly disappointed if he minor. take his coffee with
you thrt morning. I will be beck in h 11101042111."
They beard her run ligEttlY up the stairs, Trip
along the.hall, and tap at the, door just above
them. There was no answer, Ind kbe howl e d
again more loudly than before.
"Pdther are you awake?" she called.
Still all was Aimee, and *she softly opened ih.'
door! Another moment and a shriek—so loud
and piercing that the listeners sprang w ildly
their feet, and their hearts stopped beating—rang
out upon the cleat, still, morning air.
"Stay here, Adelaide," said Mr. Fletcher, de
taining his wife as • she would have rush l past
hilt. "Let Inc go first." But she would ot be
keo back, and they entered the chaulber tore her.
The'bed was undistirbed, and 116 d evidently
not been occupied durin4 the nigfit.. The candle
was still binning dimly in its socket—the long,
black wick looked grim and weird-like iu the
faint light that struggled' feebly through the
blinds, and a close, sickening odor filled the room.
Mr. Lindsley was sitting in an arm.eltair by the
head of the bed, with his open Bible on his knee,
and they noticed afterward that his finger rested
upon thew words--" There remaineth, therefore,
a rest for the people of God." His head had
fallen upon one aide, and lay upon the, pillow,
and his white hair was swept back from his fore
head, leaving it calm and undisturbed as4hat_ of
an infant. •
The same smile with . which he had lett thew
on the previous night alidi lingered on his lip;
but one glance WA.R suilleient to ttli 7 thein that
the /titbit had led forever—be was mime dead.
Kate had fallen upon Ger knees by his'sitle,
and, with her hands aattrulsitvly togeth
er, Was gazing upon I h A irt. form, with a look
of terror and agoay upon her face far more terri
ble to behold than the pale, calm features of -the
dead. '
Adehtide's strength and firlf-costrul sel,kon
tailed her in any emergency, and. with a filmi
ness that surpr ised
. her husband, she sprang
quickly to her onater's side.
"Kate, Kate, -look at me'. speak to uo. Do
you know me,- Kate?"
The dim eyes turned partially toward-her, and
the white fingers were knit still may firmly to
gether: Mut/here was no other token of recogni
tion, By this time, the terrified savants and a
near neighbor or two, who had been startled by
Kate's shrill, peircing scieani, mune emwding in
to the r00m... With- a waive -of the hand Mr.
Fletcher motioned them back, and raising Kate
in his arms, bore her into her own chadtber, ind
laid her upon the bed.
Adelaide hung over her in speechless agony.
Physicians were !summoned, but their efforts
were all in vain. Before the inn, which she hmid
so gayly welcomed at -its rising, bad reached 'the
zenith., Bate Warren lay cold mil white' and
motionless-4 thing of chip !
She had been, for two or three years, more or
less affected by a disease of the heart ; but it had
never given either herself or her friends much•
nneatinese, as her general health seemed sauce
ly leas firm than usual. But this sudden shock
had been more than her delicate frame could en
dive, and the father and daughter . together slept
the sleep that knows no waking.
Kind friends and neighbors, instead of the
hired undertaker, performed the last sad Whees
for the dead--arraying them for their long re
pose, and with light and reverent arrans
- upon' the pale ,
still brows - the. oaks of
the one 'and the soft brown t tber.
Adelaide larailently iu her bus nus,
in the very room where on
,last even they
had all sat toge th er conversing t-4 . 0 quiet y and
happily. She did got sigh, or moan, and the
suddenness of the blow seemed to have stunned
her: Mr. - Fletcher longedito see her weep; but
to his tender words and caresses she returned- no
reply rove a light pressure of the hand. Orea
siosally a elmaisr would pus over her frame,
but bet eyes were bright and madam
Suddenly the church bell mug. There were
ales' quick strokes, and then a pause; then
and twice it sounded, and again (*wed. Ad
elaide hail not, at first, seemed to notice the
sound, but novr - she lifted her head and listened
eagerly. -''
"Bark, Witha! 'hat is for.' Kate--the bell
+t ruck twice. •
Presently, in rapid succession, one stroke fol
lowed another until thy had counted twenty
‘. - Yes—she was titenty. Re years old last
mouth. Oh, my oOr, poor late But still
no tear moistened Adelaide's cheek ; her lips
were parched, and her hands dry and burning.
Then -the bell tolled s;oletunly and slow ; and,
us the low peal Boated to their.ears, tender and
sadly sweet, the tears, that had hitherto refused
,to floor, rose to Adelaide : + eyes, and rolled slow
ly down her cheeks.
- Willis clasped her :gill closer to him heart.
"They. are at rest, toy Adelaide. Our God
bath taken them, and 11e doeth all things well!".
• "I know it—l know it ! • But, oh, they are
tolling for father now !" *he azelainted, itarthig
up. • • .
"Mother, father, simer-=not one left !"
Willis laid her gently on the sofa, and stole
out of the room. In a eminent he returned,
bearing their babe in, his arms. Kneeling by
her side, without - speaking, he placed the little
one on her breast, and it . nestled closely in her
bosom smiling softly.
Adelaide clasped both the 'child and herhus
band's hand to her heart, with an exclamation of
passionate love.
"011 1 my husband ! my little Kate !—I will
not murmur or repine, while you are still left
me ! I thank. Thee, oh, iny God !" she contin
ued, "that u' the midst of wrath Thou bast re
membered }M ercy !": ' •
- The nex tday bat one was - appointed for the
funeral. A long and mournful
eompanitsl - the bodies from the bon*: to the
church, and.the two e4 - 4,0s were placed side by
side, within the altar. A chaplet of white flow
ers re, upon the black pall that covered the
one in• which .Kate hay, and the soft,, trembling
petalpetals gleamed in strange contrast w ith i ts sg an.
hue. .
The aged ininister—who had been Mr. Lind:-
ley's assoeiale from early manhood ; who hail.'
breathed the baptismal blessing over their little ,
runes in their infancy ; who had knelt by his dy
ing wife, mill Wept with him saver her grame.: , --
who had, at that very altar limited both 'Kate
and Aao a t,ie t.s the hoshundsithey hail ilio.en
—roov ,too.l th c ie with hi, uvhi bhineheti
and trembling frame. waiting to bury his friend.
His voiee wa• trctoolottsmthat the li , tetwrs
bent ra , ,rly 14w.oril to catch the .'rind 3 , he
I.llllillUtkihl lii. test --"Ther• therefore
a rest ftir rite 'pe - ople cd ;Isl !"
ThOre was not zi tlr; eye ;11 tltt Ittio, , when he
eeaseasttea . king an d oi then, one . by one, all 'tri)
nproselo,l to take a lat look at the
tkad.• rt•vei-earl) they cattle, while the
chuir .eltantetl an 1 the tt rg au'-•+
ileep tones just till. ire ijibilivj 3,jr - -
the Old, the tuiddle-ag. 'I. fit '
.N ..,:iig. an I th,, lit
tle Mies—who here liftud op. 'hot th..y might
• iirempipri;vkf -44640-ihiro • rtligbo. - Tlern 44. r
hearer , ' drew near, -and -milli ioiro‘ heads
the} .awfully lifted their 1,:•1 :,.11... b+tolcius an.l
hoe. thous watt) down the ai-1,. .k.. - ain the
totted so lemnly — and Ow. salt prek•
(...... ea on its way, weiiiin. , ,along•ilt” village
slnkt, an,! tbrugh more San one green lane.
lila they re:tidied the grove-yard.
The) laid Miser in we grae—the father and
the daughter—beside the wife and t h e neither
who had been ...deeply mournad; and than
one leap in that large assembly turned . .ally
away Vow the' A•eue before them. to gi‘,• :r
thought to.the lonely mound, far toward the let
ting sun. Where Kate's young Itit4band-had.been
z‘billi, s i ,mt pr her •:ight•" .
l•UA.Thit VI.
I would fors&
%be ' t -trit.• la ‘ain 4reswiti,.in dream•
l'hr mai:tare .4 thy &nee upon wt hemp.:'
`.far hap 'Wet
My gaste for yostro.', whose hemmer, due+ not xhihe.
IV ha.r look roc Rperetilt•oe lure E . not like thine !
PAi4 itiocuow‘.
tr. Macho. and Adelaide replanted in Mid
illeburgh a few weeks, and then returned sadly
to their own home.
' Mi. Lindsley's heart and hand. had evei beeh
ps open as tle day, and he had always lived lib ,
erally, though not extravagantly.. After the set
dement of his affairs hut little remained. except
tile house where he had lived ever since his mar
riage; and that. Mr. Fletcher declared, should
never pass into the.hands of strangers . '
"We will find sowe good wan and woman who
will be willing to occupy the kirk part of the house,
Ads, and take care of the rest of it, then wittia
we want to come here we shall not have to ask
leave of any -one." . •
Ada' tearful, yet Pleasell assent to the propo
sition, toldhim how painful had been the-thought
of yiehling.the occupancy of the dear old rooms •
to those who could not revere the a.sociation.s that,
for her, clung round each window and doorway;
and she turned away with comparatively light
heart, when she thought that she might return
when she would and find all things in their ac
rustomed places. -
Three years passed swiftly away. Little Kate
had become a marvel of beauty and lovetinent in
the era of her fond parents, and Adelaids often
sighed when she thought what a pet . she would
have beediwith her grsatipapa and her aunt Itate:
Willis fairly worshiped her, and the child return
ed.his love with enthusiastic 141tithwtts.
! , Here, Ada," said Mr. Pearlier. one morning
as he entered his wife's dressing room, and threw
some eards down on the table, "here ark invita
tions for a party given in hose of Edward (hey
sonoi/w 'and his bride, who are to in town tort
week. t orally wish that y would lay aside
your moerning and _5O -
' will
.. yoti love? Yon
know 'Ned is an old frien d of none, and I would
like to show him some attention." .
"I will do so, certainly, if you wish it, Willis; ;
do not need these sable garments to remind me
of my dear father and Kate"—and her Rid qui
vered as she glanced at her black lobes.
cer know it, my dear Adelaide; your true heart .
has never needed them, and it will really gratify I
me very much if you will go to this party. - Yon ;
will need a new dress for the occasion, I suppose.
Every thing that yen have must -be out of &tot -;
by this time."
"Oh, entirely—l' have nothing that is weara
But suppose yen give me the benefit of your
taste es well as your parse, she continued laugh- ;
ingly, as her husband threw the Nit: mentioned
article into her lap t--" What shall it be?"
"Oh, I do n't know any thing ahonesueh things;
only, do n't wear white."
"Why not! White is always pretty and be- I
coming." ' .
"Yes, and for that very reason two-thirds of the
women in the
-room will be arrayed in it—so I
would rather you would wear something else."
The evening arrived, and when Adelaide came
down to the parlor where her husband Was wait
ing for her, he thought he had never 'Jett* her
lock so lovely. She was, in truth, far more beau
tiful now 'than' in her girlhood; her figure• was
rounder and fuller; and the look of haughtiness
and pride that hail, in her early , days, at times
I lent a rather unpleasant expression to her face,
1. • had given plane to One of woman wireetiess. Her
eyes, with their long weeping fringes, were as
deep and resplendent as ever, and there meson*.
what more doses added to the wsuil deity sit
. ,
her bearing. Her luxuriant' hair, arranged as'
she generally wore it, in rich, glossy braids for-
tiling a natural coronet, was entirely withoutor-
nantent. A robe of ruby velvet, simply reliet 4 etl,
at the throat by a fall of wetly lace, and fastened
by a small diamond pin, fitted exquisitely her tall
anti graceful form, and the ltewe t langing sleeves
were looped up by, diamond claips, leaving her j
white and rounded arms uutanered, and in beau- 1
tiful contrast with the. rich, dark hue of her dream. '
"Well, Ada, either yourthnse to-night becomes 1
you - wonilly," said Mr. Fletelter, after sur- 1
veying lterta moment in silence, "or else you are i
very becoming to the dreesJ-which is it?" , '
"That is too motuentotts a question le be de-;
Wed without due reflection,"
repli e d Ada,, with .
a gay 6ngli—"though, provilled the effect is the'
same, I don't know As it lig of much consequence i
after all. So you like my dress, do you?" ..
"very much; „but I have a trifling addition to
make to it." 'And opening a small casket that i
lay upon the table beside him, he lifted a wag- 1
nificent bracelet fro pi ita bed of white nadir, and I .
clasped itupon. Ids wirers arm.. "There now
Weoll-go":-:-and stoping her. thanks with half a
&nen kisses, he wrapt her cashmere carefully /
about her and . placed her. in the carriage.• I
The rooms were thronged, and after the first
half hour Adelaide ttcareely saw her husband un
til quite late in the evening, Thou, as, she Imp- i
.pcned to be standing direy beneath one of the
massive chandeliers in the music -room}, carelessly i
turning over some new mugs, he approached and , .
addressed her in a low ton e .
"Ada, who can that gentleman be—the one i
who is letaning against the mantle in the draw-
ing-room? He has hardly turned his eyes away:
from you for the last quarter of kn hour. His
countenance looks familiar, and I am sure I have
seen him before, but 1 cannot imagine when..."
Adelaide raised her eyer without moving. anite
directly before her, although not in the same
apartment, stood George Tilden. She recognized i
him instantly, and in 'spite of every effort to pre
vent it, a burning blush mounted to her very fore
heads, At the same motheut the gentleman per
ceiving he was observed, turned carelessly away,
"Why, who is it, Ada}'--any'oue we know? or
ought to kno , 1 shotildlsay. for 1 ant learayiug
my ignorance "
Ada made some evasive reply, and The n Con
. sedly satin something about wishiug to [peak
Vtt th
end w o was passing. sht. hastily joined
- in tinestiou. •
. 'letcher. looked after her a niono.nt in as
tonishment. The fiOod of lint front the ~11aut
idier had fallen directly apon hcr, and he could
not help noticing her start of surprise and her
heightened color. Then %%lilt a half smile, he
I liought— , ..tola has iniugled so little in soeiety
lately, that she has gnare-as timid and as easily
embarrassed as a scheol-giri. I must not let hbr
seclude herself -o any more, "
' ' And seeing that
she was talking earnestly with alrs. Wilson 1w
turned toward a gneip of friends who wereetat
tine at a little distance. • -
Mrs. Wilaon and Mrs. Flett.lter pissed slowly.
into amother room, and as ,00n a• the litter could
find exeuse for so (ling, she .li-engaged her
self frot4 heivompahht. I ler thoughts were all
in It whirl, and she louge. : l . to he alohe that she
might uc-gairii the composure she had s suddenly
The Itens.# win re she was that elenitigh guest.
wag one a tivi*, e stone intildin.whieli are
nrennionially in sc , en in New York nod itas
vieinity—relies of a fontiei Age. 'lite walls were
thick and missive, that they luoked as if they
might •-tausleettre and -truttg. I.•r oetittrrit, he
eotne—litig after the ophemer.l.l rot-lure, of the
present (lay t.hall have rani 4rel like • re.eli m> of
•a dream: or dio.t - castle. in the air whielt
itven the tii4t pros,aio t.fais are ever littiltling.—
. _to rie...
Rae!' windoW w.i A a ret•es. itst;l4 mitt It h
damask curtains afrorded a semen impervious to
curious eyeti: around each little ores were low r etl with erint,ion %elvet„ and glidi-nt
toward one ijit a tti-ttalni eornor of the room, _ode.
laide threwerterselt" upon the -.oft • ettahions; and
drew the titrtain elowly heron. her
*. no shatioW • of a nv feeling akin to
fie'r fornwr love for Ceortn. korkiug•about
even in the mom deeply 111i141041 and sharlowy cor
ner of Adelaide Fleteler' , heart She iltought
tharshe btul.eompletely tantiptered all her afti4.-
tioo for *him, e‘ en before her naarria!!oz and if t hat ' ;
seems :warmly possible when we consider how'
short a line clair;ett between the sundering or,
their engaga quoit awl that event, certain it is.
that the deep and
,itbillin. , love' for her husband
which sprang up in her heart. and which. '
tenderly cherished. l e nt lotto before this time
. rooted out the 134 nointins of her tacit
went. •
Vet now, as she sat then: behind the t Wail fold. :
of the eurtain, she trembled from head to foot
and scalding *tears kept "startinglto her eyes, 0141 .
to he entshed back stain—for ..Ite w.itild nol Ic
them fall. She was terrified by)tlo: i i.olviii.t. II '
her own emotions; ,all.l as she there uith he'
baud's clasped over her eves. and, her haul boWet
down; 4lte felt like a guilty thing, abaslitsl an
humbled.. She did n o t 1: ti.or , poor t-hi Id - . tl'. '
Itathre been no - secret veiling,. her heart frost ,
beg h band's gaze, she wouthl never have treitt
I t ted tl us—she dill, nonod know that haul it 'tot Is ..
for lthe . she could have trettieorge Tiblemealnd
and (I tly--spoken the . wons of greet
lag, I passed on•witliout sornov air 0 u1 .,ti0n..1..,_. ,
She f red because,her heart haul throldl wild
'because her eh4k flushed itainfullY.
that she.was not as entirely inistreAs of her affee
tint's an she bed supposed herself to be ; Intl in
that thought the- keenest agAny lay hidden.
Bat it would not do for her to remain Aerie \
it was nearly time to'go home and her littsband
would be seeking her, so trtktly lifting' the car- ,
tain, she front her place of, eoncealment.
"Ii is a long time sine met, Mrs. Fletelle.
Have you entirely f tten . ?" r ,
Adelaide colored for ~ • Tilden was stand- !,
hag so close tt khe : . that she had not Mt-
ticed hint, but .. e . sound of his voi c e brought
her to herself. She felt that not a elionl'in, her
heart thrilled as the well-remembered tones tell
upon her ear, and 'she was strong again.
"Certainly not, Mr. illtlen—when did you tar
rive in town?", . 1
. _
"Lek Monday," was the replyand then See-1
ing ship with a formal bow she was about to pus
hint, he lai his hand -respectfully but firmly', on
h r arm Se detain her.
'"Mr. Fletcher—Adelaide. I have somethi*g 1 -- - ,
td sty to you—do not refuse me a few momitOts - 81.401;LAR Puoupstirrizs---Politstinni.
of your tiMe." And before she was aware of WA llt is related that iwthe north of Ilindantim m iu
intention, he had drawn her arm within his o . , the valleys of the Himalaya mowitaina,,n trend
' and led her thibtigh a glass door that opened l' .. : er, D'Agular, found what he considered a steak
;on the veranda. . ipgly honest•and faithful race.
If you have any communication to make,' .r. Owing to the difieulty of procuring inthaistentte,
, Tilden, let it be in as few words as possible. or and the necessity of restricting the increase of
14117 time is'very precious." . ' , population, Polio:airy has existed among them
' "Too preesnous to be wasted upon the? its i f rom ti me immemorial. Thewa and her
Ada, little did I once think that I shoultUe er t husbands live together hat , ... seoas ,i and the
hear such words front you." ' ' ,
~ latter cont r i bute each equal share ti the
to it
Adelaide drew herself up haugltly. "iyhat i Tort of the 'children. Among these ' i
you have say does not seem to, very int r-' so f a% winparti o i t h w iy apply . . d‘lt'aal i bidla
tant, Mr. Tilden, and I must bli you to ei use I that knows its own father. , Anothett of their
me." . • .,,, 1 customs is still more. singular. Their_ ideis of
Again Mr. Tilden placed his hand upon ;her hospitality compel them to share not Only their
arm,, and drew her to a seat at a little distanbe• ' food, but their connubial right& TM the 'era*.
"Pardon me, Mu. Fletcher, butfor year* ha 3r le ger, and no insult is so great stet refs* to en-
Ilw inexpressibly . for this hour, and ncrte n , cept it. . . , -...
mhair me.", 1 • '' 1 • i BeyardTayldr, recently in the Hianalkrsinvic.
He had not seated himself by her side,; but , I saw severa l o f th aso .t o - f lay, vrellft , , bee
stood before her, with his arms folsi mmet trowily hued through the snow, *Wan' nuablala thaw
and his eye fi led sternly and y upon man u little it Would a horse. They *tee ban-,
her thee. ,„• ' 1 . some, muscular fellows, with black effies, ivy . ,
' "Yea hue not forgotten the pasts—l know 708 teeth, a nd a ruddy copper compluaihnn e f,. ao. ,
. ft .
. -
have not, and I must speak. , You have shaken
ill my confideuce in womanhoOdll my belief •
in truth, Adelaide i f indSley, and - now you suet,
hear what I hare to say. You are a wife—they
tell me you are a luippy wife; but I cannot bed
here it. You and I were bound by - every tie,
save the last one at the altar. I was called away •
from you, and when I returned, I learned. that
you had given to another -smil4and love-vreede
tluit belonged to -me. I asked yon to give me .
home explanation of the matter. I means to ask t ;
it reasonably and gently—but I - worshiped pan,-'
Adelaide landsley—l was beside myself, and. it
limy be that I used words that I should not. At,
all events you refused, scornfully, contempnainaa.
ly, We. parted in anger. In four little moslttlis .
from that time you were the bride of V l M• sill4
Adelaide. If • u loped me as you pro
t you could no so soon have loved Willis Asia
-1 er, Which me did you perjure yourself
/ you swore al giance to the old love—or thence" •
His words stung. Adelaide to the quote, bit,
I . she replied without any perceptible emotion.
1 a Whim Mr. Tilden remembers that in dove
1 tittle motithrlesitkatie time we parted, the r
/ for his own marriage was already named,. he will
I probably agree with me in thinking that - the
queition he has asked would come with MOM .
grace from other lips than his." ,
. . .
• . George started. "The day for my own mar.
i riage! - Adelaide,,l have never - thought - of *at%
i rying." .
', George Tilden, Theresa Cr_ordon wrote to
Clara Hall more than a month before i my mariage
—before any engagement to Mr. Fleteheaitt
you were to be married in Febivart, and I, be
lieved it. Did she tell an untruth? "
. .
" She did —= she did. Oh, Adelaide, I never
maspel to love you for one moment untill I knew
tha' you were a wife,'and since then my heart
ha bowed at no new attar. forgive the Wild
'so ds I have uttered, and let me ask one. iiissa
tio , that I have now no right. to ail—did yon ;
th ' , realty love me, Ade?" ' '
he young man still stood before - her, bit not
as proudly as at first—his lead was bowed end
hi. .voice trembled. It ; was a moment 'before
At elaitle spoke—when alto did, it was kind; aid _
ca inly. -.— .
, You have, indeed, tip right to ask me that;
b I will nevertheless answer you truly—l: did
lo e you. George." . - .
" Bless you—bless yoe for that!" was the int
uous reply. "I have been taught to think -
t . t you' never cared for:me, that you were only .
it ffing—that I was but iho toy of the muslent,
1 d I have thought that if you were false. then .
I ere was no truth in womanhood." • - '
- Nay, hear me out, George. . Yon intervnit-
1 no- before I had said what I intended. •I' lot- '
I you once-, and I was false to you neither.iii
ird or deed or thought. But you doubted me
ithout any sufficient reason—you gave heed to
one,pretty tale of scandal, and addressed tq wie
Fords that no gentleman should ever utter* a
dv. A considered myself wronged and.
by your suspicions, and I resolved to moonier
_ -
Ay affection fire 'you. 'Perhaps when I M .... at
Ifhe altar my husband II:LS not as dear to iteeJas
e deserved to be,. or as my-duty reqpiirad; bat,
so, it is a fault t l hat his lon since been atbiked
or by the deepest Love. NOW you must lei me
as, for this interview has lasted bag enamk."
\ Gor.
" Ono naoakent more, , Theresa
lon told me tales vif the encouragement yen had
giieWto Ram Melville:—of the apparent pleas
ure with which you had received his address--
until she nearly maddene , (l tee:. It was she too,.
pot say. whom*. *fiord the story of my appraises
' tog utarriage,and that she must have knows wax
oa tiret v title. What are we to think of these
thiutt , f
That she witikeil to make mischief; and:atte.
(veiled admirably:" -
ttlron art . l enientyour. judgment, if y es
call her by no hiirsitt!r name thin that of sink's
chief-maker. ld may he easy for you to fatgivre
her," he continued lAtterly—"for you whin are
now a happy wife anii ufother--but for nie",L4se
paused. and then he addetlin'a lower lonef-:" I
co , rer reaiized so fully as noW, how innehl her
n►oeltinniiont and thy own folly have met
• Oh, A delaide, .kdelai4l4 are we indeed separat
vill forevee'•
. •
t rile.t . '3lV 'poi lit w o r d s fur me t o h eart i rior .
,i.oti to Npe.lik, t;ettrge, and in a calmer geed.
pin will yourself regret them : Now, farewell
—anti may I f4l 1,1e76t you:" . .._
.- She t n%e him her -liand;—he raised it ti,ti le
Bits for One moment', an4l was gone. . . '
Ailehtide rent i netl s itt the vernaJa for it - few
1110111141 IS IttO in inful thought. Beeolleittiows
of her early hione4 7 -of her father—of Kate--in
ltort, all the • asseeiatious that 'the Tortiseice of
tkorge Tilden 641 litre ireiwsl, - rushed over her
, i l k „ v ....a-Wa l in g power; and with *maims*
.lielt a wild .yearning to 'lay her head mast her
hashantl's breast, and wimp such soothing tsars
that ;fie felt as if she Int l:it fly to, hini—iieltsowl
edge all. and Iwg fur Ate .. nipatillij• she sounielli
neeile.l. But no, that tight not. h e; A ke , m o,
foie,. hat k tin bright d r , Fri, .and lettithem lie as.
L a
~tbill; heavy weight iliiii her heart, - white she
Wort a swilling lip, aud talked lightly and gayly .
of a thotectud indifferent hiugs. She had start
ed.wrting, and she tlarel ot retraee her stips.--:
Bet wei is herself am! 1 . 1 r husband's spasp . atity
her own , haws lent khn.w 'up a barrier that bolo
aid' cai!ii ..ueectsling 'y ear grown higher, and
u,.a. .41.• feared-to remai n it, t est s he ~budd her
self lie ethishell lieneatk e ruins.
.When she re-entered he drawinkrannaa, *be
foam.' them nearly d ent tell, but she nagld:We
nothing of .Ir.•Fletelier
She repaired to the ik , rootal, wherealue hid
l e ft hint. lie .was nut there; andti n n= to a.
gentleman with whom' both ; her It
herself were on familliar terms, she told hLt flit
Mr.. Fletcher had deserted her, and she and
beg his-aiatititance in finding the risnaway ! ."
- .. Your husband went- haute some title ice,
Mrs. Fletcher," was the.repty. " ( met** us i
the hall just as he was going out. Flei hooked
%cry pale, and thinking Ice was ill. I *led to
call the marriage, but he Itaidllepr--dnin .rta walk,
. ,
Adelaide lcoked the surprise that she',trad not
' 'speak; and requesting theLgentlesnaa *do bee
)iie favor that bee husband had deelinekshe was
Ijkoen in her carriage, rolling *long the trusbt
' lighted and stow silent streets.
(To az comma:a.) •
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