The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, January 28, 1858, Image 1

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THE POTTER. JOURNAL, .
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• PUBLISIIED EVERY TUCTISDAY MORNING, BY ffilginal ! t trity.
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Thos. S. Chase,
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"_To' whom all Letters ' and CommuniCations! [We found; the following pretty dirge of:
should be addressed, to secure attention. - !some one's sixteenth-ar affections laying on,,
the floor of our office ante-rOom : a few- Morn- i
'Terms--Invariably In Advance
! lags since, where it had! beeb left by its fair
Sl,2* per Annum.
I but unknown ilutlior, orisoMe one else, while!
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Terms of Advertisi.M.-r. We were in the elysiura territory of Morpheus'. t
IWe had re - salled not to publish another ar , .!
I Square [lO lines] 1 insertion, -- 7 ' 50 ' tide withot.t knowing the author's imine, but
Each subsequent insertion less than 13,
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•-,.. there is so much real . merit lin this that we:
2 50 believe we would do the! readers of the J 0121171
I. Square three months,
:Qt, as well aS the fair unknrwu, great injus-;
4 " BIS " 4OU tire by sunprtLssin , t.i -We ope. she will con , .:
11. " nine " 5 50, • • 1 i '. ,
. tinae liar fa VOI'S occastontativi though we ii;.pe;
.1 " one year, c 00:
, not without ei-antic us 'the Lon:a-• , ,1e.
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Mule and figure work, per sq., 3 ins. 3 06-50! . name. to wliFeh we are but just!}'entitled.—* 1
Every subsequent insertion,
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d Column six months, IS Oo i
5 0 - 0 ~ .ll, 00 i• For-the Potter-Journal. 1
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~ 44 44 7 00! THE SOUL'S GRAYE YARD. 1
a u -per year, 30 001
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4 . ..,., .41 44 16 00 Slowly among, l my dead—Ll:tot ,
rnourning now—
Vouhlc-culumn, displayed, per annum 65 00 I part Hi... long grass thqt-hi withered there, I
&& " six mouths, 32 00 And look upon the graves. 'l'i:.3 mane years
- t 4 44 three , tl6 00 Since Tills one grew and ttvined about my
&& • && one month, t; 04) , heart i I .
44 44 per square i A lovely II TO—for hondr, faMe, success;
of 10 lines, each insertion under 4, . 1 00 'For all the dory this life. had to give—
Parts of - columns will be inserted at the stone "Peat others *lied—might id not come to me?
rates. . ;This. the bri.4ht ri•ion 'of my' i sixteenth rear,
Administrator's or Executor's Notice, 2 00' Drooped early; perished,mnikwas buried here. i
Auditoc:s Notices, each,'
1 50 ^Then here are some black head -stones, very
Blacriff's Sales, per tract, 1 501 . '
low, :
Marriage Notices, each, .
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That Spr.ug's first early gran; may bury them,
Divorce - Notices, sash , 1 ' o ' Eyell as dark Cents ha buried underneath ; 1
Administrator's Sales, per square for 4 i
Darka
cres that crushed and harassed and
1 513 l
insertions, , coil-Tidied
01.31`1e.33 or Professional Cards, each, Th
' unwilling Soul to bear them. to their end
not exceding S lines, per year, - - 500 . Lie buried here unheeded noW,—forgot.
Special and Editorial Notice., per line, 10 i
ger All transient advertisements must be Some disappointments too, most sorely borne
paid in advance, and no notice will be taken In their brad iriumpft o'er /1. trusting heart, 1
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of advertisements from a distance. unless the Died 'neahl a heat enly Love's all-healingt
am accompanied by the money or satisfactor, - power, ! -
referenee. . 1 And foi their power to sOfted and subdue,
- . Ny;..r., ne - cre:lt Is' buried ; 'the i daik earth
1., . Heaped smoothly over them, friends thanked
. g 1 it Silt f 5,5 641.115• . for aid
••!To bury our dead out of our s'ght."
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JOHN S. MANN, la, rt
ATTORNEY ANN) c i.)1 ::,;-„ ELL „, 11. AT LAW.. That in iti,.: . +ls up joyfully to Meet all love,
LH liappow,s, ~it4-est---that turns
Coudersport, Pa.. ..\-;11 attend ;he several A "I
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rout ~:arcs tu.,,t it has Inadt and strewn with
Courts in Potter :in.] M'Kean Coanties. Ali .
business entrusted in his care w aoyer,
ill receive L,
g..ther i ` n
the tlif . e,. , ening path of Life
prompt attention. Office
ou Main st., oppo- . I ?
site the Court House. • ' 10:1' W . hat hopes may slid be Jett; what bitter
cares
F. W. KNOX, -- ; Still to be met and conquered, and borne on
To the soul's. cuurchyard, to the hallowed
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Coudersport. Pa., trill ; ,
ffround
regularly attend the Courts in Potter and; . ''
' hicu the world seeth not, which no friend,
the adjoining Counties. 10:1
may ace,
ARTHUR G. OL3ISTED, : Nor dearest brother dream of. The new Year
' Turns soul-eyes inward. : Many, a region dim
ATTORNEY k• COIJNSELLOR AT LAW ,I A.s that around. me—with the, ghostly Surma '
Coudersport, Pa.. will attend to all business - That rise when Time opens the coming, year,
entrusted to his care, with promptnes and,Atoi clos,ts all behind it, Spreads around
fidelity. Office in Temperance Block, see- The souls that look and listen. Beautiful
and floor, Main St. 10:1 dreams
ISAAC, BENSON. • fast perished in the dreaming r 4orious hopes
CLerisited as the heart's children—nursed
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Coudersport. Pa.. wid j and fed,
attend to all business,eutrusted to him, with Loved :old prayed over--sieep in silence here.
care and promptness. Office corner of West W h
e have sown flowers above them, earth's fa
and Third sts. 10:1 I \4 flowers .
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.sew; .-i- . On theth the moonlight falls. i
L. P. WILLISTON, i llonven's suaii o ht arid it SIIMIOWS i and our'
ATTORNEY- AT LAW, Welhboru". Tioga Co..' tears -
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Pa., will attend the Courts in Putter
. .and Shall daily water them. for our good.
31'Kr:in Counties. 0:13 Cot, , f..;:.,1 - ntr, .1-m. 1 e:is.
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R. W. BENTON, . ,
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SUSVEYOR AND COS E - AN CER, Ray-
Mond P. 0., Alk.gany Tp..) Niter Cu., Pa..
will attend to all :Justness in hi, line, \ridi
care and dispatch.
W. K..KING,
AL - liNEYOII.. DRAFT6MAS AND CONVEY-
ANCE:R, Smetliport, :Il'Keitu Cu., l'a.. wiil
attend to business for non-re,ident laud-
Tat.: ...Tlti.-061:11'S , PREDZOTION
holders, upon reasonable terms. Refereu-
ees given if required. .
P. 5 . _....m„ 1 ,„ t „„,. ItCacili.:;, a low weeks singe, one of De
part of the County 'mule to order. t):1,.: Quilievy's p-ipers " Three Memorable
.‘itirtlers,y—recalled to my • mind the
O. T. ELLISON,
strawy , •ireamstanees of one of the most
PRACTICING PHYSICIAN, Coudersport. Pa.. in .. .;
),stel.:Jas do:nestic dramas that ever
respectfully informs the citizens of th vii- .4,.. i , .
laze and vicinity that he will pron i i,l%. re _ L1 ,,,, - , Lie ingenuity of luatt, or required
'pond to ail calls for professional• service,. tllc flitl - lit 01 time to develop.
office on Main st., in building fortiori:: o,:-. 'II,o loc.:lay o: our store des amid one
cupied by C. W. Ellis, Esq. 11 :_ ` 2 . 2 • a th,, wlide6t and u: st p:,ii:,...,,,.1t: re
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COLLINS 5511111. -E. A. JONES. gloW, lii I.:1, ; . OW 1A1LC....11 . ..1. , .:.IC "..,-
SMITH ok JONES, , head waters pf the Ilapi—,tai:._.;,..r: k, ..,ti
DEALERS IN DRUGS, MEDICINES. PAINTS.
the base Lk the Blue itidge.
this, Fancy Artich:s.Statioucry, Dry t;uonl.i.: Ihe precise spot—Crusslaitd—is a sub-
Weeeries, 4.e., ,Ilain at., Coudersport, Pa.. lime and beautiful scene, where two tor
le:I :est-crowned raii l 4es of mountains cross
.1-). E. OLMSTED, each other at oblique angles,
k.t tit:: inter,seetuig point of these ridg-
DEALER IN DRY ()ODDS, READY-MADE ":
es nestles a, little hamlet, pained, fr o m
Clothing, Crockery, Oroceries, 4:e., Maui s.,
Coudersport, Pa. i t. , : i , its elevated position, Alt:1100M.
- - -- - , At foc period at which our story opens
M. W. ItIAN.N, ;
• the four estateS, in the four angles el the
DEALER IN BOOKS & STATIONERY, MAG- irreL;ttlar mountain cross, were owned as
AZINES and Music, N. W. corner of Main , , "
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and Third sts., Coudersport, Pa. 10:1 i jvh "' • '
1 The eastern farm, called Piedmont,
E, It; HARRINGTON, • lwas the life pl'operty of Madame Ander
a Virginian lady of the old school.
fEiiii.ll:it: eoudersport;Ta., having engag- I , 1 3't
Ad a- window in -Schoornaker A: Jackson's 1 The western and most -valuable eStatt ,
Wore will caary.on the Watch and Jewelry I was the inheritance of Hontira Paulo, an
business there. A fine assortment of 1 s 1„ r , t , I ward
Jew- orphan I dire - s -- riand daurd ter and "
elry constantly .en hand. Watches and' '-
,Jewelry carefully repaired, in the b est style, ; ut Aladanie _%-uderly. '
,sin the shortest notice—all work warranted. 'The northern anti smallest one, called,
9:2.1 front helpg the deepest vale of the four—
Hawe's Hole—was the property of old
Hugh Hawe, a widower of gloomy temper,
parsimonious habits, and ulinost fabulous
wealth. .
lIENItY J. OLMSTED,
Omppgsgoa TO JAMES 8311T11.)
-lEA4gR. IN STOVES, TIN J.; SHEET IRON
WA.R.F,=Main st., nearly opposite the •Court I 2 i
1 .I.'ne southern ftrut—nanted ;from the
House, Cudersport, .Pa. Tiu aud 61mm. i; - ' '' . ;
extravaput cost of the elegant mansiOn-
Iron Ware made to order, in good style, on
short notice. - 10:1 ! house, elaborate out-buildings and highly
ornamental grounds, which had absorbed
the means of;the late uwuer, "Farquier's
Folly"—was the heavily-mortgaged pat
rhuony of Godfrey Farquier Dulanie, the
grand: on of Hug' , .I.lawe, and now a
ALLEGANY HOUSE, . i young aspirant for legal honors at . the liui
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t 6A.IIUP.L - U. - MILLS. Proprietor, colealurg I versity of Virginia. ! -;
' Potter Co., Pa,, scion mile's north of Cool'But 1 little benefit it: the' heir was to be
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- IlinPorl, on the Werisviße Road. 0:44 limped frOm - theinherittince of his father's
COUDERSPOItT IIOlE• L,
IL F. GLASSMIRE ' prwrietor, Corner of
)4airt And Second Streets, Coudersport; Pot
ter Co., Pa. ' 'J:44
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ItiVENING
BY EM MA D. E. N. SIJUTIIWg.MTII
elicit:o to ti)e, i'riocipio of Ii DiFseitlioltioft of iffONlitg, riterottli•e. qi)o
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COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY,. 'JANUARY 28, 1858.
burthened• property. the ffrst place,
old Hugh' Hawe had bought up iu his
Own name all the claims against the es
tate _of Fariinier's Folly—doubtless to
prevent a foreclosure., and to save the
property for his grandson.
But, unhappily, Godfrey had mortally
offended the despotic old man by declin
ing an anicultural life, and persisting in
the study of a professiOn—a -course that
had resulted iu his own disinheritance..
To wake this punishment more bitter
to his grandson,, the old man had taken
into favor his nephew, Dr. Henry Hawe,
whom he had established near himself at
Farquier's Folly.
At this time, the distingUished heir,
having finished a term at the University,
had come down to. spend a part of his va ,
cation in his native place.
It was upon the Saturday evening of
.his arrival that be found the little hotel,
and, indeed, the whole village of Alta
wont, in a great state of excitement, from
the fact that the celebrated heiress, Miss
Honora Paule, had just stopped there,
and passed throu g h on her way home.
Those who had been so happy as to
catch a glimpse of her face, vied - with
each other in praise of her many charms,
while those who had not,. listened with
eagerness, and looked forward to indem
nifying themselves by seeing her at chuch
the next morning.
Me next day, Godfrey Dulanie attend
ed Church, where he saw and fell in love
.with the must beautiful and intellectual
looking girl he had- ever beheld. From
tne, cheapness and simplicity of her attire,
he supposed her to be some poor depend
ent of Madame A uderley's, in whose pew
she sat. ' Godfrey was completely- capti
vated, and he resolved at once to woo,
and, if possible, win.this lovely being for
his wife, pour girl though she was. He
was glad she was poorp because she could
for that reason be more easily won. But
on accompanying Mr. Willoughby, the
clergyman, and his brotherin-law, Ernest
Heine, home after iehurch, what was his
astonishment and dismay at being intro
duced to the supposed " poor girl" whom
he found to be no other than the cele
brated Miss HOnora Pattie, the greatest
heiress and belle, as well as the best and
noblest girl, in the Sate of Virginia.—
She greeted him cordially, and in a few
minutes the company were busily, engag
ed in conversation. The topic of " capi
tal punishment" having been started,
Godfrey turned to Honora, and said:
" I take an especial personal interest in
having capital punishment abolished—
Miss 'Pattie, do you believe in astrology : 1-
Honora started, fixed her eyes intently
upon the questioner, and then withdraw
ing them, answered—
" Sir, why did'you ask me if I believe
ill astrology.
" Because, Miss Paulo, I was about 'to
relate fur your amusement a prediction
that was to concerning myself, by a
professor of that black art."
" prediction," exclaimed Mrs. Wil
loughby, drawing near with eager interest.
"lies, madam," replied Mr. Dulanie,
'• a prediction which, if I belies
. eertuitily dispose me to favor
th,• a1.,_11:1,...ent of the death penalty.--
Three years since, while I was sojourning
for a Short time in the city of Richmond,
on toy way to the I7niversity, I chanced
to hear of the Egypi'tan Dervis, Achbad,
who was at this time creating quite a
sensation in the city. His wonderful
reputation was the theme of every tongue.
" Idlenesr: and euriGt.itv Combined to
load me to his rooms. lle required a
night to cast my horuse“pe. Ile demand
ed, and I gave him, the day and hour of
my birth, and.then I took leave, with the
promise to return in the morning. The
next day I went—"
?" questioned Ilonora, ear
nestly.
." My horoscope was a uouriort-scope
indeed! It 'predicted 1M- me—a short and
stormy life, and a sharp and sudden
death."
"Good Heaven ! But - the details ?"
" It prophesied four remarkable ecents,
the first of which has already come to
pass."
A And that was—!" A' •
" The loss of-my patrimonial estate'." •
Singular coineidende r 4 interrupted
Mr. Willoughby, as he aroSe and joined
his wife and brother-in-law at the other
end of the room.
" I thought so when the prophecy was
fulfilled," replied Godfrey.
"And the other three events?" softly
inquired .flonora.
The ether three events, if they fol
low as predicted, must happen within the
next two years; or before I reach my
twenty-fifth anniversary. roe first of
these is to be the unexpected inheritance
of vast wealth."
Upon hearing this, a bright smile play
ed around the lips of Honora, and ban
ished , the clouds from her brow. She
waited a few minutes for him to proceed,
but finding that he contibtied silent', she
said— •
"Well, Mr. Dulanie„ go on!' what was
the third predicted event?"
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"Do you: command me to inform you?"
"No, sir; I beg you, l l of your courtesy,
to do
v s e o ry ."
w he said, dropping' his
voice to a low uudertonk, "It was to he
Inv Marriage, With the woman I should
worship."
A deep ViVid blush! supplanted the
bright smile that quiver'ed over Ho !Min's
variable thee. "There was a pause, brok
len at length by voice, as she gently
inquired— ; 1.
" And the fourth ?" •
1 The answer .eaine reluctantly, and in
tones so low as to meet Oulyiher ear.
" The fourth and last prediction was,
that before my twenty-01e birth-11 ( w
should perish on the searuid." A
low cry broke from the lips of
Hci
~nora as her hands flew! up and covered
her face. • After a mihute or two she
dropped -them, and looliing him steadily
in the face. said with qoet firmuess. , —
! " You doubtless -wonder at my
"emo
tion. Now hear me. ;On the autumn
following the summer, it which that pre
diction was made to youi, I was iu Balti
more with my granchnother, and with
I Mrs. Willoughby, Who was ; then Miss
Heine. Curiosity tooll us to the rooms
of the Egyptian, who Was then- practie
ing in that city. And after sonic such
preparations as he had used in your case,
he cast my horoscope and read my future.
It was this, that before my • twentieth
birthday, I should be a bride, but never a
wife, for that the fatal J'ormn of the seaf
fold arose between the nuptial benediction
;and the bridal chamber. Such were the
words of the prophecy." She s:oke with
a solemnity that seemed to overshadow
every'other feeling. -
CIIAPTER IL
THE SYBIL'S C 11101.7%
The next day Honora informed'. her
grandmother, Madame Anderly, of God
t'rey's presence in the neighborhood,' and
the old lady sent her only brother, Colo
nel Shannon, to fetch him to Piedmont.
Godfrey accepted the invitation. On his
arrival, he found that General Sterne, the
governor elect of Virginia, and his son,
had just taken up their quarters, for sev
eral days'i with Madam Auderly ; and the
old lady, in his honor, at once sent off
cards of invitation to some of the neigh
bors to visit her that evening.
• When tea was over, the company ad
journed to the drawing-room, where, soon
after, the guests invited for the evening
joined them.
First came Father O'Louberty. the
parish priest of St. Andrew's Clint-eh, at
Crossland.
The next arrivals were Mr. and Mrs.
Willoughby, and Mr. Heine.
Immediately after them came Dr. and
Mrs. Henry Hawe—the doctor, a man of
great fashion and elegance, the lady, a'
dentate, pensive woman, with a sort of
sad, mooniight face, beaming softly out ,
between her fleecy locks of jet.
And, last of all, to the astonishment of
everybody, came old di ugh 11 awe, who
had been invited as a matter of courtesy,,
and was not in the least degree expected
to make his appearance.
He came not alone. On his arm he
brought a young girl, uninvited, but whom, I
with stave courtesy, he presented to
hostess as Agnes Parke, the daughter of •
a deceased friend, and'now his Ward, who
had arrived only that morning. and whom,
presuming on Madame Auderly's well
known kindness, he had ventured to pre
sent to her.
Madame Auderly. a reader of faces, was
certainly attracted towards her; and, after
a little talk,. that confirmed her tirA fav
orable iwpressions, - she took the hand of .
the orphan girl, and conducted her to the,
aroup formed by the Misses A utterly, Mr:'
i'7 'Sterne, Mr. Heine, Mr Dulanie, and Ho
uora Pattie: •
Under the auspices of Miss Rose And
! erly, they were just about to form what
Ishe called a Sybil's Circle, for which pur.!
pose, Messrs. Heine and Sterne were!
dispatched to bring forward a round ta
ble. - Miss Rose went to a cabinet to seek
the "Sybil's Leaves," which she presently
Produced. All then seated themselves
around the table.
I A dead silence reigned. Rose-shuffled
the cards, turned them with their faces
down, and then,. addressing lfer right
! hand neighbor, Mr. .Sterne ; in a low voice;
she demanded
" What would you with the Sybil . : ; '
"I would-know the future partner of
Imy life," was the- formal. ansWer. -
"Drawl".--
The young man hesitated fOr a While,
smiled, and, rejecting all those cards that
were nearest - himself, put his hand under
the pack, and withdrew the lowest inie.
"Read!" he said, extending the card
to the Sybil:
4 ‘ Hear!" she exclaimed: .
i• 'A widow, beantiful,as
'Twill-pc your lot to,wqd—
With t rich jointure, - which 'shdll pour
' Its blessirrs on your head.'" r
There was a, general_ clapping of. hands,
and shouts .of laughter. • •
It was now Miss, Jessie'S turn to'. fest
her fate: - Being - a yentig la4y, she would
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not put the question in the USUaI form,
but merely inquired what should be her
future fate: The answer diawn
To dandle fools and chronicle gmallbeOr.'"
a reply that nearly extinguished Miss Jes
sie for the evening.
"I declare, if hre is not Mr. Hugh
['awe " exclaimed the lively Lilly,' as
the old miser sauntered deliberately to the
table, and, stood looking with indolent eu
riosity - upon the game of the young peo
ple. "Came, Mr. Ilawe ! I declare, you
shall have your fortune told!"
',wellz--the commands of. young
ladies arc! nut 'to be disobeyed," replied'
the Illd . than, 12-,allaiitly„as.he extended his
hand and drew a card, which he passed to
the Sybil.
Amid 4 1 profound silence, and in a sol
emn voice; she read—
" Thy Et te : looms full of horror ! From false
frieti'ds,
Near at. hand, perdition threatens thee !
A fearful stands in thy hone of life !
An enemy-La fiend lurks close behind
The radh . tner of thy planet—Oh, be warned!'"
" Pshaw.! what serious mockery
chimed the old man, scornfully, as he
turned awity, aud' gave place to his ne
phew, wile 'had all the while been -Posted
beg ind him, pceping over hii shoulder.•
" Will you permit me to test my for
tune ?" inquired 'the , "fliseinating' -- Dr.
Howe: . .3
'• And what would YOU with the sybi?l"
was the response.
" I would know the future."
" Draw !" said the Sybij, in a tone of
assnmed.sternnesm
Smiling his graceful but most sinister
smile, the doctor drew a card, and passed
it to the reader.
.‘ hear !" said the latter, lifting the tab
let. of fate, and reading— -
•.1 know thee.'—thou fearest the solemn night 1
With her piercing. stars, and her deep frin,ds'
might !
'acres a tone in her voice thou fain wouldst
shun,
For it asks what the 'secret soul hath done!
And thou h—there's it weight on thine—away!—
rack to thy home and pray
" Look ! I declaie how pale the doctor
has grown !" exclaimed the flippant Jesiie.
" One would really think, to look at him,
that 'a deep remorse for some unacted
crime' preyed on him."
" Nonsense ! Jugglery !" said the lat
ter, turning away to conceal his agitation.
The eyes of Honora Patio followed him
with the deepest interest—there was that
upon his brow that she had never seen
before.
The nest in turn was Agnes. Turning
to her, Rose said ;
" Mint sack you in the magic circle,
lady ?"
My destiny," answered -the lucious
tones.
" Invoke the knowledge !"
Agnes drew a, tablet, and passed it, as'
usual, teethe Sybil, who read—
,oll. aSk me not to speak thy fate!
011, tempt the not to tell
The doom, shall make thee desolate,
Tho wrong thou mayest 'not quell!
A way .1 A v-d/ !--Isr death would be
Lien as a mercy unto thee 7
Agness shuddered, and covered her face
with her hands.
• "Put up the tablets ! They are grow
ing fatal !" said Rose.
" Not for the world I—now-that each
word is - fate !• There is a Couple yet to
be disposed of ! Miss Paule, draw near "
said Mr. Heine..
The cheek of Ifonora Paulo changed ;!
yet striving with a feeling that 'she felt,
to be unworthy, she sii_iiet, reached forth,
her hand, drew a tablet, awl passed it to
the S)bil, who, in an effective voice,
read—
"'Bet how i= this ? -A &elm is on my soul !:
I see a bride—all crowned with flowers,
and • • •
• Ai in ihilighttal visions, on the brink
01' a art , id chasm—and thou art she !'"
Heoura heard in silence, remembering
the strange correspondence of these lines
with the prediction of the astrologer made'
r ow , ago, endeavoringto convince Lerself
that it was mere concidence,and' vainly
trying_ to subdue the foreboding of her
heart.
" Mr. Dulanic !" said Rose„ shuffling
the tablets, and-passing them to,diitia.
• He drew a'eard; at returned it'to be
persued. •
• ' The Sybil took: - it, - and' a thrill of su4
perstitious terror shook her frame as she
read— _
Ditgraec'and ill, i
eAed sha;:itthi death are iiecri:' I
An:irrepressible - low cry broke front - the
pallid lips of, Henora. "Throw. up the
cards she said: It is wicked. -this
tampering with the ; mysteries of the
titre I„
- -
The above is the commencement of Mrs:
Southworth'S.great story,' which is • now
beiug published.im the New, York
- We l , gilve this as, a sample; but it is
only the begindinz'of this most" interest-
I fag, - fascinating, and" beautifut talethe
balance, or !contintiation:of it, can only be
found n,tlie New Yorl i r. Ledger, the great
family paper, for which the Most popnlar
writers in 'the 'intintry contribUte, - and
eii - einthe - found . at - '-all. the- , stores
..throughotit city eciuntry; *herb
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office,•the publisher of -the •Lekter - will,
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cents. • •.•• - • - • •
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handsomest and best family - paper , in thO
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terized by a high moral tone.
- ,The story is; of itself alone; • wort,h`; the
price of the Ledger. TO, pursue, the his
tory of the lovely heroine,- Miss Paule.—
how she came to be a bride for only ,sn
evening, and all the strange, and- absorb
ing particulars connected ; therewith, -will
be a treat for all who take the troubleto
get the Ledger.
Rachel Bentfy, thelovAy daugbter of
one of the richest inerchantS of.Londen,
having married Georrri Heftinan; . .otie
.Of
her father's clerks, - euring the old Mao's
abeence in India, be on, his-retnindis
'
inherited her and discharged George. The
litter being overwhelmed
.tiy-dis'appoint
merit, took to drink, - -and Ina feiryiirs
became a habitual drunkard; his wife sup:
porting herself and two -children---Rich
ard, now a fine boy in his thirteerith'year,
and Mary, a sweet child of si*—,by sell
ing, one after another, the remnants of
her once costly wardrobe and jewelry . '''
On the last day of - Deceinber:of the year
in which our story opens, ..RadlieV . was
without food, light or fire, ankthati'Very
day the rent must be paid. •;*
Little Mary was moanibg for bread, - and
crying with cold. • ,
The drunken father was at , tbe klraw
shop.
The agonized mother hadbut aneinOre
article of value left—a locket i.nontaining
a lock of her father's hair.: Shehad hoped
to be able to save this, the lasOnementix
of her once happy home. .BlitgOaded hp
little Mary's cries for food sheiseized the:
locket, rushed to a pawnbroker'S, obtained
a few shillings, put by the - amount of the
rent, and with the, rest purchaaed a little
baead and milk for her children,,and then
set out, with them,
to visit the old, eonfi•
dential clerk of herfather,-Peter Mangles;
who had ever been kind to her; to consult
him about sending Richard away from 'the
contaminating influences with which:he
was surroun ded. . . . •
On returning home late en.New - , T Year's
eve from her fruitless visit, for the, old.
clerk was not at home,,Rachel4iseovered,
that her husband had been home and - Stolen,
the sum she had put by .for the rent from,.
the place where she had concealed it,:and
0-one off again to "The Cretin and-illa.,
pie" tavern to waste - it in ,dintdonness'
Little Mary, chilled and hungry ) - bega4 to
cry for food, and the suffering mother.,4
hopes of regaining a portionpf the money
taken by her husband, .set out *Air her
children to the haunt of vice whither
George Hoffman had gone. - •
There was 'a...great croWd.at,tlie . tai.of
" The Crown and Magpie." • The land
lady—a stout, vulgar-lookingwoman, with
red ribbons in her cap, a•-:•profasion - -of
false curls, a heavy ,gold • chain round her
neck, and numerous rings" on her Int hi:
hers—was busily engaged in pouring- . Out
gin for her r the regular ones
she was treating—for it inuak, riot be for
gotten that it was NeW=Year'S •
Such was the seene . Of vice " add dissips
tion which met the eye and siekebed the
heart of Rachel, when, with littlO:NarY
tier arms, and protected by the presenoo
of her son, she ventured into tilt() Aoiise,,.
" Is .Mr.• iloffman here V She inquired'
. . . .
faintly.
The question . had,to be repeated several
times before she could gti an answer.i,':,: l
" Can't tell the names ofinynt
tomers,'L_repked mistress - Of
Crown,and.rMagpie," snappishly." ( 1.., : - ; , :
"Perhaps ypu_will oblige,rtm,lly nticetl
taping-7 •
" Too busy, ma'am;; r. Hot. water Sally 1
Three and . eight-pence,
half directly! . : .t t
" You can't :go im there V.', ibonted,the
l andlady.,....asa - ehel:-tris making her Way
towards the parlor. 4! Mine is a respelta
ble house ;.1.. allow no ;females- ; beyond the
bar.", . • - 2 (1
" lam Mr. HUffman's wile. 7.;
"So they all.,
,s i tlt;" .answered' #tO wa
m A noviiii a - sneer. j
There_ was a coarse, mocking 9
froin the crowd'of half ,driinken- viret4cri
standing near.' 7The.eyesiif Richard flash .
ed angrily ;1;a - the voice; inci"stilr mp
the imploring look ofhispother r . estram=
ed him. ,
"Let us return ,homef,As
deqiiairirig - tinte "1 ieel
at ,heirt."
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FOUR . CENT.B;
Her smile so soft, her heart so kind,
Her voice for pity's tones so fit,
All speak her woman —but• her mind'
Lifts her wherebards and sages'sit:
Richard ll'offnian.
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