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UNCLE PAUL'S WIFE.
It had rained all day; and at night with the
same dull, wouutonotts sound, the rain still fell
on the gravel walk beneath the window; while
through the dark old pines at the back of the
house, went the continual mournful soughing
of the, east wiud.
I was weary of all to..4lure occupations, and
could not resort to invectives against the wratber,
for I had no listeners.
My uncle, Dr. Paul Eastman, had gone timer
miles, throne' the wind and the rain, to visit a
patient in the alma house, a little boy whose life
was nearly ended, 'DJ Mrs Eastman was visit
ing her friends in a distant Slat«
In ■n idle, half dreaming motitl, 1 lay iu
the pleasant library, to ■wait my uncle's
The cheerful tire light se - Wing its warm bright
glow over the geraniums sod roses in the deep
bay window, over the few pictures on the walls
and the well filled book shelves, banished all
thought of the wintry desolation without Above
the shaded lamp, on the little study table was a
portrait It had hung there for many years, the
old house keeper said I cannot describe that
pictured face, so 'nobly, 'so sternly beautiful
Would you try to describe the look which the
one you love wears for you? Neither will I try
to Inuit with words that face, which was the full
realisation of my thoughts of those messengers
who come from the unseen acrid, to strengthen
and bless the weak and suffering among OW •
Wasiak.. uncle Paul's first love —the fair young
girl, whose lies had darkened all the years of his
early manhood? I had heard something of the
great sorrow which bad clouded tlio.e years, and
of our whose life of beauty had kept her memory
fresb in the, hearts of many I bad beard, too,
of life tenderness with which Uncle Paul took to
he, home, witch should have b, en hers, her in ,
valid 'mother and little brother., and cared for
thew, till the mother went to join the daughter,
and the boys were fined for ettrunuretal :rid pr.
(erosional lite But there VI II '4 a mystery in his
life It 'tie had lost still lost tie on e ahmte
face was pictured there on the canvas, bow could
he ever have given the place that would have
been hers, to the rasp. stable, eotottion pace per.
sonwhom I hav e known for five year+ as Mrs.
The longer I watched tbe rotteet leer looking
down upon we, the greeter seemed the mystery;
and so thinking I fell asleep
A voice awakened nee - "AL! Miriam,
" Yes, uncle; dreaming of that face above
your study table "
He walked across the room, and Ptuud silently
before it a lung time Then he came to me.—
"It is very like her, Miriam; and eke was pure
and good as the iogels "
" Can you tell me of her uncle? What was
Theo, after a short silence, he told we of his
early sorrow, and revealed the secret of the mys
tery that perplexed me
" Her name was Grace Hyde She wasth
teen, and I was twenty one when she promised
to be my wife I was just finishing my profes
sional studies, and had bad my own way to make
itt the world; but I was strong to do my work
and to fight my battles, for Grace was awaiting
the result Her love would strengthen me, sud
her h rod would reward nay victory
" I will not fetter you, Paul," she said; "I
know how the promise of many young lives have
been unfulfilled, because the daily needs of life
and the necessity of a practical answer to the
sisestions, "What shall we eat, and what shall
we drink, and where withal shall we be clothed?
have wearied the spirit not )et ready for its life
work, -crippled its energies, and obtained to au
Ignoble service, while the nobler work it might
have done, waits for anothtr (live all the time
you tired to the highest eutrure, the fullest de.
veloputent of your intellectual stretigth, find for
young a titling sphere of labor, and then, Paul,
I will go with you, and together we will make
" I could not (Amstar her resolutions She
was firm and her father said: "Grace is right;
in the future you will acknowledge it "
" So I finished my studies, in the University,
and went to Paris. Grace, pale and tearful, with
her little hand in mine, said; 'Be worthy of
your best self, arid may God forever guide and
bless you, dear Paul ' And then we part
" I had not been away three months, when a
letter from Grace anononeed her father's death.
"An attack of apoplexy," she wrote "Poor
mother, it is a . terrible blow to her; I know not
bow she will bear it. I pray that I may help
her, and that God will give me power to comfort
her. After that her leUets were not sad, but
there was a subdued eheerfulnes, or it might
have been an effort to be cheerful, and there
was an impatient looking forward to my return.
She bad such trust in me, such an noble ambi
tion for me, I was always stronger awl better
after reading her words. Her influence was
naiad me continually, and the temptations of
Perim life were are powering.; I could not di* ,
appoint her trust. I would try and be worthy
II 1.. Cow.
" I had bee. in Paris nearly two years, sad
was replie s to'retitre, when Gee day a letter,
Sibeeted is as sisknows ►and, was glees to me.
I opened it hastily, with a prematmeat of sew.
lag evil, for I had heard nothing from Grim foe.
many weeks. Thus were three words from Dr.
Matas, the family titypioisa of Os Bpies:
DILUt PAM.: Grua does sot visit to 410111
IT C. C. HOSMILM.
No sweeter masts If ref flowed
From !aortal lip than this, ;
Apollo eopionaly batenwed
Os thee asetanian wino.
Than is a gushing in thy lay,
Sweet soarbir4 of the Swath I
like warbling Is as English /Lay.
I'ouro4l from a aky-lark's mouth
♦ charm beyond the reach at art
la thy wondrous strain ;
Notes that ean.svaa thrill soy heart
So cold, to warmth &gala
I little thought that tuna hot tamer
To move my beam once ;
But rotas Is thy glorious Juvrtr—
I bow Its sps/I baton
1 king, beneath there Sortfiern Ake,
Fur pinions swift of Bight,
To sun tag lu thy lustrous eye.,
Wad dream within their light ,
For buste to me La* told ti. tale
That thou art Beauty's tdueeu—
Thet trans would not Care unveil
When thy fair Orel wae urea
No brighter boos ever •eilted
The Mime of old Romaow
While the hilr shapes of Maud talked.
Or ware thy myette dance .
kor nature is the mother boom
Who awned thee ea her brat
Who lolled thee, with her softest tau*,
la chil4bocers hour to not
Thy w Lich Apollo Laid,
M. maids lym found voice'
The' matchless minsterlay hall suede
M. frame heart weer .
FOr to Its cadency Is • spell
Thal opens memory's dour,
While loved ones wbu have breathed farewell
Sit by our bearths tame more
like Knickerbocker Ma4arine
her mother, and therefore whiling me to
Her daps are numbered. ' Come quickly if you
would pee her "
rc Ytiu can imagine the slow passing of the
days that were bearing me to Grace. She was
dyinv 'she might be gone before I <mold reach
her; and as if in mockery of my impatience, the
dull otbootonotte ticking of the clock sounded in
my ears, and the minutes paced so slowly. At
last wol reached New York. A few houre ride
is the ears, and I was in A I weut
immediately to her house, but there was a strange
name on the door plate. I rang and inquired
where Mrs Hyde bad removed The servant
gave me the street and number. I soon found
the house, a small cottage, 'in a retired street
"What was the cause of this removal?" I asked
myself. "Why bad they left their old home?
And why bad Grace never mentioned it in her
letters? Was it possible that poverty had been
added Jo the bereavement, and Grace bad con.
coaled it to avoid giving me pain?" Absorbed
in these thought*, I stood at the door, of the
cottage just as Dr Merton was placing out. He
grasped me by the hand. "Welcome home,
Paul," he said "They ere all expecting you
Grace is quiet; she does not suffer now. I tell
you, Paul, there is ni use in trying to keep her
here She lehmgs to a better world Angel•.
like her are not given to us for a long time.- -
They du their work quickly and go home "
" He bad led me into the little parlor, end in
a iew words, told me all that Grace had e(moesl
ed from me Mr. Hyde had died iwieleent.—
His creditors bail seized upon everything. Mrs
Hyde had rented a *Mall bowie, and furnished it
plainly with the little remnant the estate
which was left them Few, even of their- must
intimate friends, knew bow very small tilts re
mnant was. Grace obtaiued a large class of
pupils in music and at night, when she ret tatted,
weary from her lessons, she taught classes in
Frew:M. With a brave heart she worked, sti-•
tained by the comoiousneas that her mother
WWI saved from toil, and her little brothers were
utconsciuus of the loss they had sustalued
"Tlivecoontant, wearying toil With too much tor
one so wholly unuaed to it. While the spirit
was very atrong, the heroic young girl found
peace in living fur Milers, the warniug came
She must rest. A little longer stio struggled,
then sank, and there was no help fir h. r Her
earthly work was doue. •
The - old man wept like a child 1 could uut
weep lu my heart a rebellious voice was say
ing : "It must out be. Grace shall not die
Life is worthless without her "
That evening she was my wife I begged that
it might be so; that I
might not loose sight id
ber while she rein - Med. How beautiful she was
—my Grace—in that hour, with the dark hair
brubhed back from the forehead, the unnatural
brightness that shone In her eyes, and the burn
ing crimson in her cheek.
"To love and cherish till death us du part."
Ard those words uttered, with a full feeling of
their significance, when hopes are bright and life
seems only to have , eutumeneed ? To us they
were fdll of solemn import Death !night eutut
to do his work in one week; one day, tine hour ;
and I should have no Brace, no wife
"But she was mine, mine : and together we
waited the suistuuna that should seperute us --
In the few days that remained, she told we the
bright hopes of the future, our future, that had
rustaioed her iu the days of trial, and of the
faith that had made all things easy 14. hest.
"If I had known it would end rai, Paul," she
said, l would have told you ; but Inhought I
was stronger, and would work bravely without
telling you abythitig that would pin :t. 0, :001
you would soou come But it is all ttgl.t I
shall be yours iu the sitter hotue Walk u..rth
ly bere, Paul - Couseerate yourself t.s a t.,lble
iln• retnetuber all the dreams of your mud
let thew become living realities in your and
perhaps in the Louie to which I aw I -hall
know it all "
"Thus tGs• dry pasti,..l till tl tatt..eurer yaw. ,
sod Grace weut with Lilo "
My uude sat a long rime, with his Lad it:st
ing oti the table before him, b 4 fore he spoke
aga►o. -Th.n he ("Optioned : "It is thirty years
airier Gratte's mitther and hi:ethers came io my
home Mrs Hyde lived bat a few years, and
oue by out the brothers—there were three of
them—wade howes for themselvts, and I wa•
"In this room I kept the books and plants she
loved, and her portraitjmng always over My
study table so I almost, lived in her presence
But there w're tittles, when my loneliness seemed
unsupportable, and life was a weary burden,
I would glaidly lay down that I might go to
"Once 1 have seen her Do not doubt it,
Miriant Five years ago, I was very ill for many
weeks Grtim's portrait was taken from the Ii
brary, and tarried to my chamber, that during
the long day* when I had servants for attendants,
I might 1144 her face continually before we
Tbe disease gained ground, and my physician in
slated that I; must have some more suitable at.
teodant 'l' bad at that time no near friend or
relative Within many miles distant, and so Dr
Ives brought Jane Hope to the house I bail
met her frequently in the bon-es of my patii•tits,
and knew her as a skillful nurse
"In my half dreaming moods, I had f.theied
that Grace was with me, and it 11114 not always
pleasant to be awakened by the touch of a hand ,
larger and rougher than hers, and
lo hear a VOICI•
that had preetsiou and harshness in its tones, ,
when I had 'vett dreaming of the voice so lung j
silent. But I learned to know Jane better, and
to value ber praotieal knowledge
"One night the narcotics I bad taken, iustead I
of producing their usual effect, had brought on a
state of feverish wakefulness. Sit sego Assdowy
formik boated around me, sometimes taking to
themselves the face of friends I bad known
my boyhood. I could not drive them sway. I
rubbed my eyes and said : There is the table
and there is the window. There is ogthing be.
Meet/ me, and them ; Lout the next minute tie '
apace.would be filled with my ewe! ay visitors
Stephen Grant who in college bore tie name of
.Euclid Grant, from his devotion to his favorite
study, and something of a mathematical p r ,.. c is.
ion in every action, stood at the foot of my bed,
in the dim light, wearing the same look of im
perturable gravity, his bead covered with trian
gle*, and his hands filled with circle and squares
In a low, monotonous voice, he was rl citing the
muses of the disease, and prescribing for its t ure
"Let, A. B be the disease, end C. D the time.
Then to the square of —." He was then in
terrupted by the dancing entrance of the young
girl, who thirty-five years before had taught him
lessons with which Euclid had nothing to do --
She came with the frescoes. of spring time sr"und
her, bearing in ber bands arbutus tl
and denies, which she threw upon our Euclid --
They felt upon him and wreathed themselves
around the angles, circles, and squares in which
be bad buried himself. Then a violin on the
table commenced playing a lively strain ; and
tables, chairs, and ghostly forms in wild (route
sion mingled in the dense, and I saw no wore.
"When I awoke, the light still burned dimly,
and the portrait of my lost Grace looked tender
ly, pitViogly upon me, and I knew that tbrsugh
all the long years of loneliness, thus abe looked
down upok my desolate home. When my sor
row seemid greater than I could bear, one tho't
had strengthened me; the thought that in the
home to which she bad gone, I should never
wire be lesely; she wouldibe mine for ever.
50 A YEAR t iN AVVANCE
ERIE, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNEI9, 1858.
"But that sight, i the seedily future need so
long, and the way, leading through it *weary
and desolite, in my agony I cried : "NKr long!
oh ! bow long !" Thee the face changed. It
became a living face, as fa of tenderness as be.
fore, but wearing a cheerful, hopeful look ; and
—you will think it s dream Miriam, but I was
not sleeping—l as* her as plainly is I see you
now., She seemed to step down from the canvas,
and noiselessly to approach me. I tried to rise.
I stretched forth ory arms clasp her; boa the
waving of her hand repelled me, and her upward,
look seemed to say "Not here but there." She
drew nearer, and then I saw Jane Hope, my kind
faithful nurse, by her aide. Tbenohe took
Jane's hand in her own—that little, pHs baud—
and holding it a moment, she placed it in mine,
sod said in those low, sweet week thrilling my
whole being : "Take her Pull, my Paul; she
will help you and comfort ),,u, till you emu to
we lam waiting for you, Paul; in His time
yon will come, and then, toy own —."
know not more of that strange night, nor of
many following days and nights.
"During the days of convalescence, the
trait had such a happy look ; and when Jane
brought me the tempting delicacies, she could so
prepare, there was a smile of sweet contentment
- on till face So I learned to watch fur Jane's
coming, and to be very happy when she sat by
we, busy with her sewing, or when I could watch
her moving round the room, giving those iodic
eribeble touches to its arrangements which do so
moult to please the eye.
"When I was well euoug,h to get out, Jane
mule one morning to tell we ell was going away
told her all, and asked her to stay with me al
s. The next week we were married ; and
my kind good nurse has proved the kindest and
bt.t of waves "
A strange ending to all of Paul Begawan's
early hopes ; a strange awakening from his young
dreams. From Grace, the beautiful and gifted
Grace, purified by suffering, whose saintly life
Wl4 a holy memory in the hearts dell who loved
her, i o cold, stern, practical Jane }lope, the faith
ful bouselteeper, and alas ! nothing more, how
great the change
Did the young wife, looking down upon his
earthly needs, send a messenger to give Paul
Eastman a wife, who should mend his stockings,
and keep his house clean ; make gruel and his
bed ; curse his gout, and prescribe for his rheu
inatism—or was it an over dose of morphine that
did the work ? Who shall say ? fle firmly be
lieved that Jane was sent to him by Gracie, and
so Le is eon tent ; while I-1 only "tell the tale
114 'twas told to We. " MIRIAM URA's-
On a golden Autumn day, almost three and a
half centuries ago, near the summit of a mount
rain on the Isthmus of Darien, a company of
Spanish soldiers and native Indians came to a
sudden halt They were the party of the heroic
Castilian explorer, Vasco Nunez deitalboa. Thus
far they had marched from the colony on the
Gulf of Darien, fur many weary days through
dense tropical forests, infested by venomous rep.
tilts and fearful wild beasta--through pestiferous
swamp. and black, slimy streams, and over rooky
heights, eneounteriog the most dreadful fatigue,
illness, hunger and thirst, iu the hope of, dui
rovrring a new ocrau, upon whose shores might
lii , that country of whose marvels and riches the
savages told such wonderful stories—the India
of which the greathearted Columbus dreamed,
when he set out on that voyage which the wise
wen of Europe thought would rud iu a plunge
down sonic ocean ratan:et, into a black rhos, a
thou.atvl leaorwm below the world
Balboa bad been assured by his Indian guide
that from the snmmtt of a eert‘lll mountain be
would behold the great .ea, wh0.... waves webbed
the ,hort of territories I,eined with gold
:.n•l silver .ire Rousing their Balle remaining
strength, the driving adventurers toiled up the
rough ascent., as eager to behold the promised
Nell us were the Israelite. ut old to catch sight
of 'the promised land ' But jtl4l Is fore they
reached the highest point, their leader command
ed a halt, and they all paus-'d breathless, but re.
luetaut Balboa bad resolved to be the first to
behold the Pacific, ■ad be proceeded alone to the
summit Ido uut think that this was a noble
act, but a selfish one, quite unworthy a true hero
Surely thme brave followers, who bad shared
bun all the perils and hardships of the expedi
tion, should have had their full share iu the first
joy of the discovery. But he had it all to him.
self—the glorious eight of that vast placid ocean
—thuse green and &wry shores—the beauty,
the grandeur. the mystery of a new world —and
it was more than he could bear unmoved. Be
sank (whiz knees acid gate thanks to God. Then
be called up his followers, and they cut down a
large tree and wade of it a great cross, which
they erected on the spot., in sign bf eonquests
and eivilmation They also carved the names •.f
King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella upon several
prominent trees--thus taking possession of the
They tbeu debt:ended to the seashore, and
Balboa having in one baud his drawn sworll,
and in the other the Spanish standard, stood iq
the rising tide and shouted—Wong live the
King and Queen of Castdr!'—lbus taking po,
sesi.kou of the sea
Perhaps they lingered on that shore till bight,
and saw the sun descend into that cahn transpa
rent expanse of sea, turning all the waves into
a vast sheen of gold, and settiog all the western
heavens a glow with burning splendors, till the)
seemed like the open gates f 'the g o blet' city,'
or the mighty pavilions of the King of Glory '
When the news of this discovery, of such In
calculable importance to the whole world, reach.
eil Spain, it caused great wonder, rejoicing and
triumph, and ilia name of Vasco Nuncz,de Bal
boa was associated with these of Clari.topher Cu•
luwbus and Alsericus Vespucius. Yet I ato
sorry to add, in less than four years from the
time of his glorious discovery, be was accused of
disloyalty, and put to death by the Spanish gov.
truor of Darien.
Ho it little profited thy bravo tuiveuturer that
be bad fouud a mighty ocean, on which Europe ,
an eyes bad never before gazed, and pointed the
world to regions of exhaustless riches Yet let
na hope that for him Lb. waters of that other on ,
known sea, which lies between us and the true
'promised land,' was illuminated by the 'Sun of
Righteousness,' and that the gates of the golden
city of God were not closed against biol.—Leff&
HOT BRIAD.—The following is from Dr J.
Boating, who has been esperimentiog with
Alexis St. Martin, the man with a hole jn his
stomach, made by bullet, through which can be
seen all the process or stages through which the
different articles of food must pass in the set of
" Hot bread never digests. 'Bear this is mind,
reader, if pone:. atcsuitomed to eat the light and
tempting biscuit at tea, or the warm loaf which
looks so appetizing upon your dinner table. Hot
bread never digests at all; after a long season of
tumbling and working about is the atomaeli, it
will begin to ferment and will eventually be pas..
sed out of the stossitob as an , unwelcome tenant.
of that delicate organ, but never dilate—never
beeomes assimilated to or absorbed by the organs
that appropriate niorition to the body. It is 'll
enthrals dopeptie producer. The alma is arse,
as it has been sepeatedly prevails:as actual Mt
servatiou *salad the side of Alexis th. Martha."
How the Nei& was Discovered.
AN INCIDENT AT NIAGARA FALLS.
"You were in too much agitation this morn- last escaping from us, under pretence of needing
ing," said Madame Percival, "to take much iu- ito change his clothes, which were indeed wet
terest in a scene that was present to my inlaid as through with the spray and dashing waters.—
we looked upon-the rapids, but I think I must When he was out of sight the oldest min among
tell it you now I said that I had often beeoi at the crowd took of his hat, and just thanked God
the Falls. It must be nine ur ten yeats educe in as few' and simple words as you can well
what I am going to telkyou about happened din- Dine; nod then held the hat to us all, without
ing one of my visits. You noticed the email I another word of explanatiou We knew what it
rocks that come up to the surface in the eurreut was for; for while the young man bad been gone
just above the rapids. Of course they form oh' lup the wooded shore, before be bad embarked
stacles to the drift wood and rubbish that is 00n- upon the roaring rulers—we could not have T o.
stactly being borne down the stream ; and- this ken a word then—it had I eon bruited that he
accumulation of stray substance has, in tone, I strati a poor worline maiutained his old
forsed some of these rooks into islands. There mother by itaiiy Iwe longod to make
is-Tue of the largest just in the middle cf the I his life a bit ask r him henceforth So one
rushiug water*, where the impetuous torrent is put in a watch as pledge fur something more,
fullest and widest, not half a aisle from the Falls and many put in dollars, and some few put in
It is covered with brushwood, and even some cents (with tears that they had no more to give,)
trees of a tolerable growth I was walking on and altogether there were from three to four bun
the allure cue day, and came to the road just op- deed dollars either paid or promised, by the time
posits to this island. There I saw a hundred or Ihe came out of the kind of public-house into
so of people collected, now still and breathles s , which be bad gone to change his clothes,—
now moves/ about as by some common sympathy. 1 Th os e who were on the watch for him brought
11'hat could be the matter ? I walked hastily him to us am ain—unwilling and sheep-faced,
up, and then, looking by sympathy to the point though be did not know why we wanted him
on which all eyes seemed fixed, I saw two men I Theo the old man (who would fain have made a
on the island—two Irishmen, as they told me— I speech, only words failed biro) shoved the bat
ignorant of the force of the rapids, bad un- into his band, and burst into tears.
dertaken to cross the river in a boat.--going to ~ 'fhe young fellow looked at the money—
their day's work, as I think they said--at a I looked round at us all—and then quietly placed
point too near the Falls fur any one but a wan I the hat on the ground 'Thank you all, kindly,'
ger to attempt. Their boat bad long since been 4 said be; 'but I can't take it'.' He gave no reason;
whirled away over the Falls. They wore eared I only replied over and Over again in the same
aa.by a miracle; they had been carried by' the I w , i d. 'Thank you all kindly; but I can't take
force of the stream, dashing against this piece of it ' W e ,otild do nothing et the moment; but
resistance—this little island, out two hundred tt wa• ?.ugg. and the idea was followed out)
yards off, and had sprung out on the:tate ground, I that the house in which his mother lived, and the
as it were, by instinct; but it seemed but like rent of which be had to pay, should be bought,
exchanging one kind of death for another They and given to the old woman, before he knew any
, were safe from the Falls ; bat no humus being thing about it. bleanwhile, he said,in a aimple
had ever set foot on that island, surrounded by and straightforward manner enough, 'I cut a few
the whirling floods; it seemed beyond the power i stems and branches down from yon place. I
of man to reach it—bow much the more to es• thought as no man hadover been there before, to
rape from it ! Any one who attempted it would I
my knowledge, uo one might happen to go there
be carried down a abort two minutes' agony of again; and they might be, kind of curiosities in
bib ift, relentless torrent, and - then „..--Llod pity the the way of waking sticks I reckon to make six
..tate of that creature dashed down the ur seven cf 'em and I hope they will not be
The thought of that ghastly sweep of waters thought too high priced at half a dollar each '
made the little crowd silent and motionless, even " You may be sure there was a rush for them;
while looking nu at the passionate gestures k tio auttmany a one cried, 'Let them be put up' to
doubt accompanied by many words and tales that auction!' But no! toe first bidders had-them; and
were utterly lost to the roar of many waters) of no beggit.g• or entreaty could make him- take
the two men, who, now kneeling—now sfandiag more than half a dollar for each "
up and tossing their arms aloft in the ail—now
down again on their pleading knees, their heads Congressional Rumor.
buried in their hands, as if trying to drown the
perpetual mob of the resotioding torrent, and to
speak their last earthly words to Lind with elear
and steady minds Oh, my Uod ! what could
we—helpless meo—do for these, our brothers r
Through the crowd came a cry ; it cleft our mur
mured, whispered words like a sharp, flawing
sword ; it was the wife of one of the &owed
"'Arc you Wind, lame, Stocks and stohes
she said, as she would have waded deep into the
tossing waters if two or three strong men had
not held her by main force 'He has seven
children, the youngest a sucking babe.
en to him !' for Jae beard him, or thought ;he
beard him 'For the love of God !' lie cries; 'tor
the love of the Blessed Virgin, send help ' Tat
rick ! Patrick !' she serceehe4l—as if he could
hear—'are ye thinking on the blessed Lady of
many sorrows in the little church of Drougad
more at home r Oh,' said slit dropping he
' voice, 'that we had never left ot.ft home, and the
oul' parents, who blessed us when we left, and
are thinking ou us now, little dreaming . what a
death lies before us; for if he die., I will die,
and Gael help the orphans !"
"Suddenly a man came up, stripped to his
trewse rs I believe he had been in the eruwd
before, only I had not noticed him Ile was a
hue, stalwart young fellow, with a rope tied round
his waist, and the end of the coil in the hands of
another man Two or three were folloring
evidently dissuading him from undertaking such
a tremendous risk, as I raw in his flaming eye
land compressed lip he himself believed it to be
They were speaking low and earnestly. I only
caught one piece iof his answer. 'Take _care of
my old mother, boys; but that I know you will.
."Ykti wan nut there bait wife and children I
have 11012c.' Then he came up to the passionate,
woeful woman, and told her that, by God's help,
he . would strive to save her husband, and bade
her bless him before he went She looked him
steadily in the face for a moment, as if reading
his soul, and then lifted up her arms and blessed
bin,. 'God be with thee in thy going out and
in thy coming in; in the deep waters, as on the
dry laud ; in the struggle of thy life as in the
deeper struggle of thy death God be , with thee
evermore Ns will be done !"
"And, as if the reference to God had calmed
the tumult of her despair, or it, might be from
pure pliyahml exhaustion, she sat down mutely
sod meekly, cowered down by the aide of the ter
rible stream, and buried her head in her gown
tail, which she bad worn, like many of her
countrywomen, indicts of a cloak or shawl.
"The young man and be who held the end of
the coil of rope began to ascend the entree of the
torrent. Welost sight of them for a ame. We
held our breaths. The only sound that broke
the dead silence that coexisted with the rush and
crash of the torrent were the low, muttered pray.
err of the poor Irishwoman as we Ladd her tel..
Au g her bead!. At length ° some one cried out,
sThate be is 1' and sari enough, high sip at. the
bead of the river, we saw a little black seallop
shell of a boat, stowed or mulled (I don't know
white yea raft it) by one man • it wii whirled
dad tossed , sod thrown hither ind thither by the
white, foaming rapids, not yet-4rbere he ma—
w, their fall force, but gathering furytevery yard
that impaired the island, still two cetbriar bruk•
fired yards anal. All the staermast
rintrwer seemed reserved Collie mie Wail of ,
g front rook to ,r,ook ob . WA at okii
oso* Oaks kola, ioorisagO the
- - -
.TB3 Wirt' 3TB
BY ILIBA 000 K
The uairl like Is est th• Goo
Tbst danaleawitti Ito Nilaiming glossa
That dens to took ■pa tb. wo
As au' It chailimgud Wetter beam
That orb any aparkto, auk, sad roll
It. Snow Maw lb shaft soy It •
But tat for us. I prise tha soul
'not Qualm» la a quiet err
There sowsethhas ht lb piadd &hub.
Tint 1411411 .s►e anwerkny thought
Mope maybe etwrasd, or joy d.►ynd—
Ko 1111111 k ike ray Is essebt
►t. pensive lanipalos, sea na t 6 mai,
"I know that I must clone and die "
And death fleet etewe when it may,
Can bard,, change the quiet eye
There's meaning le its empty ileum,
Of patio blame, et vitiate( lore,
Tint makes as tremble to advent*
♦ word that uppeabeg alert reprove
Thilikattesey threat, the flay Wet,
My *tit proe* ewe defy
Net rover yet meld rood and brook
fl upbeeLUot of a quiet era
Thessis liewasee la ha sees itukt.2.
Tharbillussef a bawd alasefe
And oh ! lake vetch hoe ye excite
That Orioneis tlll It yield a tear
Some bosoms give an easy
Some drops of grief rill keel) start
But that which sears the util.t ey•
Hath Its deep fountain la the heart
BY MBA. GAMBIA.
boat. He was drifted swiftly from rockily rook
At times we feared id* streergth would dot miles
I to guide his little boat to the next point of land
among the seething, waters, and that we should
see him borne past us like lightning, carried hope
lessly to the Falls by the tremendous rapid. At
times we lost him behind the scrubbery brush.
wood that grew here and there on an islet larger
than the others ; btit length the last passage
was made—he was there on the island. We saw
him rousing hod comforting tbe..men, who by
this time had sunk into the weakness and the
stupor of despair He cheered them up, be pat
ted their backs ; be pointed to ue, or rather to
the poor shrouded wife, still prayin4 with hidden
eyes. Then at last we watched him cut down
some tree branches, and lay them in the bottom
oNhe boat—we could not imagine why—and
then there was some arrangement of the rope be
bad taken with him "hardly know how—for
by this time the poor wife bad gone down to
the ground with a heavy fall and a long sobbing
groan in a dead faint, from which no efforts of
mine could,rodse her—nothing, in short, but her
husband, as—saved and rescued by that brave
young man—he stood by her, and took her in
his arms, and etiepred her and coomforted her by
the sound of that voice she thought never to hear
•' And the young man—what became of the
)uutig Man?" asked 1.
" Why" (and Madam Percival' eyes were wet'
with tears, altbongh her month was smiling,)
"we did not know bow to make enough of him—
noun of us b!essed him, and some of us shook
him by the Laud—he, all the time, trying to get
rid of us, and making light of his daring, and at
The lion J. L Gillis, who represent► some
half dozen of the northwestern counties-of our
State in the national House of Representatives,
created a wood deal of mirth in that body during
tLM kession of May 14th. The "Judge is
hi IX LI to many of our readers, and therefore his
spied' will be read with interest.
At the opening of the Seas on , on the day we
mention, the clerk, on proceeding to call the roll,
found about one hundred 404 forty of the mem.
hers were• absent The' Speaker , dimmed the
door to be closed, and that special messengers
should b.• appointed, who should take into custody
tborr who were absent without a sufficient ez
sus.• Quite a number were brought to the bar,
an I ou being neled for uu excuse, Judge Gillis
gave Ins reason for absence as follows:
"Mr Speaker, am the humble representative
of the wild-wst district of Peousylv.suia,
[laughter ] and it is not to be expected that
either the people of that district or their repre•
setitative should he completely conversant with
till the rules of this House, or any other ilisordtrs
ly lei}) [Renew. d laughter ] his nut to be
expcekil that either they or their reprysentative
should be acquainted with all the etiqaetie of
this "city of magnificent distances," as my cul
ague Las called tt. I ass invited to dine with
the President; and I had been informed that it
'was etiquette with members of this body that
au incitation to the President's was au iturrat
tive order, and could nut be dissrbe)ed. [(mat
laughter ] Regarding it in that leglit, 1 accept
ed the invitation I have been dining with the
President, and hate enjoyed mysedf, and enjoyed
lily company alter dinner very much; and now I
ant waling to pay t.t. it. (Excessive laughter.]
Mr Speaker, I am afraid that those gi ntletnen
on the other side of the lipase, who did DA ref
eei-ve invitations, are a little envious because
'hey did nut. (Renewed laughter.] _
I have ouly - sootLer rt orci to ay I heard
that 44 ber geauit.-at.ar ins was after me, and
flew, not to the burns of the altar, but to the
horns of Buck. I Bested them, and-held on to
them, until l found I was out of danger. Then
I let loose, and came here; and now throw my.
self on the mercy of the House." [Laughter.]
BENJAMIN FliftNIWN IN 1118 GlO. -It is now I
but a century since Benjamin li'ranklin, post
master-general of the American colonies by ap.
pointment of the crown, sot out in his gig to make
an official inspection of the principal mites. It
is about eighty years since be held the same of.
fioeunder the authority of Congress, when a small
folio (now preserved in the Department at Wash•
lesion) containing three quirei of paper, lasted
as - his account book for two years. These simple
facts bring before us, more forcibly than in slab.
orate description, the vast increase in . Post office
facilities within a hundred years. For if a poet
master were to diadertake to pus all over the
routes at present existing, it would require six
years of incessant rs t ilmmi travel at the rate of
126 miles dailtarkiii 4f he were to undertake'
the job in a git i lt Wald require a lifetime for
its performance. Instead of s mama folio with
its three quires paper, the post sine somata
sossrMie every two-years 4,000 tiro=
!deed laden k witless, thaw one
olerkj eOnst4 einployed in reeot44 Mani.
i y i eontrietors and *Nur
..1 - f' 1i , ji } I.i tHref ► ANT
B:1 11 .>z , 10,1
I 1 f rff
A itusaPfutplipirlirl "ii
One very pleasantly lael;
riding from St pael,sciantriMo el le Te e ?
'character' in the shape of a fir tee
who, it appeared, had nothing to reeemasesd kiat
save his own assurance; but of that diem 141110,,
lack As we caught each others shade, rtuniti
ded slightly, my fresh actittaintatice
bow as he jerked out:
Morning! mighty pleasant day, 'Stinker
Yes, it is rather plainest.'
Some of a hoes, that o' pure.' .
I did not reply, but instead maned my Rik
bor'd beast (daftly. His eye detested. She
' I guess he'll do, won't he!'
I should judge so,' I replied, no little amuse
ed at spy fellow traveller's Manner; Ofollllllllo
he belotigs to you.'
He phokered his lips, half closing his eyes at
the same time, then jerked his hear baggily to
one side, as be managed to sneeze oat:
Ye—es—no!' a long pause 'Weil, I'fl be
hanged, stranger, of I know who men it,' and '
be made a story attempt to laugh. •
Foldently the mania poking fun at me, •
the reader's bumble servant, tint I mild=
bear remarking aloud:
That is a little singular '
The giggle died away, the grimace left Me
Notif yu knew the bull of it Yn area rat*
comer, I take it, strauger '
No, I am Dot,' I answered drily
No offence, 'Squire. Come trout the
My companion blew his nose vigorously, Rat•
ted hie horse on the neck, and then phs , -d
fresh quid of the we. d he streets his Issuers
Wall, about this boas; it uktnine and it ll ' IleT
mine; leastways, I'm out martin yet. I' would
take a Philadelphia law) er to decide 0011; THAT'S
SO, EVEN SU.'
And here my companion assumed a swamis,
manner, working his jaws freely. I dossed is
be to give him ha own tittle to espial' hissealt
After riding a half mile to silence, he broke OILS
• Much acquainted hereabout?'
P'r'aps yon belong to Bt, i'eter's river, of
I shook my bead, and ones more be eassebeek- •
to the ownership of the horse a I
• Wall, about this yer boss; I'll bet ye never
beard of sECII an IDT.F. as this hose trade, bat,
maybe, yu could guess where t come fromr
No! from Vermont. I'm an out an out
Yen ket —name's Tread wel I—p'eape you've beard
of Guv'nor Treadwell who used tu be—be's my
father's uncle, yu see Somehow a poor mum
hadn't no chances there—at least, I need to tide&
so—so one day I pulled up st4es so
fated out here to Mlnesota; !lough& 1,
my furtin,' &MIX, mi ntent td litle
day. Yn see, Major, when l cease :tit Ude `*es
over there, (pointing significsinay tows* Sitist .
Paul) I hadn't more than i ghillie /A the
rascals a'most took the clothes off my..hiek.—:
Now, I don't mind Willa' YEW all 110414 'now „
YZW don't know Jambs, nor sbe resS oi
Yu see afore I left hum, I used to bean Anoka
round to parties ontaiberably, Iv* to bap, ory
band in, yu know. Jamb' kinglet
‘ jitea .
stuck after use, bus laws! I wasn't Airsiossa„
mite after her There was a purt . y,oo4lo.l l it.,
ed near her , called Susan Pipperyl, aid an
divided my attentions, acted unpartralaralsodno:
stand; but the first thing I know sironiedwlypitnod
away with her folks, an ef yu bolO4s3t 4 ,,strass
ger, that was the first time I everinewiiiesteha.
was worth a dollar. Come tu find out do vow
ed five hundred. That riled me and to awn.,
vale it, Susan took up with ano ther tr,: and
laughed in my face. So I never asked about.
Jernaha but come out here I jest worked bare
one mouth, when I met—who du yu support'
No! you're out, 'twas her aunt—an' laws!
ef we didn't laugh! Of course I had to go right
along with her, an' ou the road I found out that
Jernsha's uncle owned three hundred acres, with
forty broke in You'd ortet see Jerusha smith"
at we. 'The old folks wanted me in the family
right along, and I seen that they still kept draW•
in me on, sorter kinder But Jernsha ain't no
beauty, nohow, an' she's pretty tart, tu, So I
didn't let on that I loew what they were up tn.
Now, this boss belongs tu, or once belonged to,
Jerusha; (she's got a yoke of oxen, and a cow,
and two pair of geese, besides, the only geese I
ever secu in the" territory,) and slw has a hundred
dollars laid away to buy 3 oottifei, so I cotaoluded
" fier au . the old folk., h. , artl tie talk about
loukin' over the country, au' au after a long talk,
says the on.. day, says him, 'Steve, that hope is
worth a hundred and eighty dollars rash any
des; now you want to look about yen. Take the
bus., Stevt., pack off to Stillwater, Prescott,
OoculA rua them places; take yt.r time, Lew.—
The htt-s is yout'u to por swap et ju hops
what you're shout; but tusucl, .steve, of ya owe
that ho.s, I ovvu ller peptise!" identical
language, nr —what's ru.ty yor name be?'
( Smith, J.Lu Staab
Uer tie. t. •rtl, Nit . Smith, an' et claim
lIHR, (palling t t, LVI . :`4.! gentle) ..fCrusha 01111411111
MR, an' eau e iove it by the tad Who, tR say
Dot IlLoal a pit ec of paper I ,iv,o4 joss
about this time yesterday?'
course, you will marry bet,' j ven
tured to ri ki.a: 16, as I "trove in vaia to control
' (Yu, certainly: certainly: only I'll be imaged
of I kuuw lot h.l'll uwu the hum HOWSOII4IIt,
I'll kw+ tLe critter l (ttuat'a you
Banal, pod (.1.4):) l'iu booed au, keep the
critter . ..
Aud Ur. Tretilwell parted from m, matkir
lag, .I'll keep the critierr
SPURGEON AND THE LADY.—i witty literary
lady, well known in Loudon, was traveling the
other day, in a railway carriage. The Ml,*
occupant of the compartment in whielt r iles war
seated was a fat., vulgar young man, with illeisiNe
neckcloth (soiled,) sleek:bait, ptomain=
'and a self itatiefted air. The individed
very adroitly, to make the elinveraMiel tom - '
upon the Rev Mr. Sptirgeon: • •
soon became exceedingly warm i -
the lady expressing the ntutlist,"ie -
preacher in question, as an Miti3tate*iii • ,
sad the gentleman extolling him tiiihiniOseth
heavens as the most glorious Min of the age l lthd
the Demosthenes of the pulpit.
On arrivin . g at the 'Utica where the
journey terminated, the gentleman mild
. IrGood morning, madam."
And the lade replied with
" I wish you s pleasant iffiriooN it ! Apr
Ttic Path street photingtiiiiit 1141111P10 11 14,
and drawing, his hat eveildiOrnit;
e l Ter/ penitentiati voice
' fit -*wit bavi been bird` 4;C
bdille me ifiva prompted -till 4111.
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