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OREGON CITY, ORJEGOIV, SATURDAY, A-PRIIi 4 1SOS.
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SIjc Ulcckln Enterprise
PUBLISHED EVEttT SATt'KDAT SOKXIXO
jBy D. O. IRELAND,
. A7fFlCE: South east corner of Fifth and
' Mais streets, in the building lately known
' as the Court House, Oregon City, Oregon.
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Dr. F. Barclay, M. R. C L.
(Formerly Surgeon to the Hon. II. B. Co.)
OFFICE: At Eewlenct,
Main Street Cm Oregon City.
Dr. CHAELES BLACH,
Physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur.
OFFICE Corner of Washington and Front
streets, I'arhsh's Block, l'urlland, Oregon.
RESIDENCE "Washington street, between
Fourth and Filth streets. 22.1y
0. P. MASON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
102 Front st., Portland, Oregon.
WI Mj attend to uusin ess in any
Court in the State or Washington
Territory. Including business
D. M. McKENNEY,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
'ILL attend promptly to all
business entrusted to his care
OrFlCK One door north of Bell & Parker's
I'rug store, Oregon City, Oregon
rtrmaitently Located at Oregon City, Oregon.
Rooms with Dr. Sallarans, on Main street.
1 JL. C. GIDBS. C. W. PAKRISII,
v Xotary PMic and Com. of Duals.
GIBBS & PAERISH,
Attorneys and Counselors at-Law,
- PORTLAND, OREGON.
OFFICE On Alder street, in Carter's
New Brick Block. i3
: V. C. JOUXSOX. F. O. M COWS.
JOHNSON & McCOW-fr,
J- OltKGOX 0ITr, OREGON.
JT" Will attend to all business entrusted
i t. our care in any of the Courts of tlie State,
collect money, negotiate loans, sell real es-
t ite, etc.
3Particular atteution given to contested
l:in d cases.
J. U. MITCHELL. J. X. DOLTIt. A. SMITH.
Mitchell, Dolph c Smith,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Laic,
Solicitors in Chancery, and Trac
tors in Admiralty.
Office oer the old Post'Oflice, Front
street, Portland, Oregon.
B EN T 0 NK ILLIN,
Oregon City, 4iregv
Office in Channan's Brick Block, up
etairs. (50: tfj
' JAMES M. MOORE,
Justice of the Teace cr City Recorder.
Office In the Court House and City
Council lloora, Oregon City.
Will attend to the acknowledgment of
ioetjs, aud all other duties appertaining to
theollice of Justice of the Peace. 2-:ly
J. B. UPTON,
Attorney and Cocnselor-atLaw,
Oregon City, Oregon.
Office over the store of Pope Co.,
Main street. M.lf
?. P . F ERR Y ,
(Late Ferry & Foster,)
jac 3 o ;qgl. jduc: js:s
No. 108 Front street, Portland.
Agent North British and Mercantile
And Manhattan Life Insurance Co
GO V FUN M EN T S ECU UlTIES.STOCKS
Bonds, and Real Lstute bought and
Soid on Commission. fS:i
ISAAC FAR It.
FAER & BROTHER,
Butchers and Meat Venders,
" Thankful for the favors of the community
in the past, wish to say that they will con
luiue to(jdji-liver to their patrous, lium tbe
wagon, us usual,
On TuttJuys a ii &tturJiy of atcli wtd;
nil the best qualities of Beet, Mutton, and
J'ork, or any other class of meats in the
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND FOR SALE :
BRAXAXD CHICKEN FEED!
Parties wanting feed must furnish
their sacks. GO.tf
A. J. MOXRCE. W. A. K. MEUtS.
MONROE a MELLEN,
Dealers in California, Vermont, and
Italian Marbles, Obelisks, Jfojiu
ments, Head and Foot stones,
Mantles and Furniture Marble furnished
to order. 32.tf
RANCH FOR SALE.
ITU AT ED BETWEEN THE CLACK-
mas and the
ORE30N CITY TOWN PLAT !
In the Ticiaity of the place of T. J. Hunsaker.
t7 v ill oe sold t-oeaij wr casu.
TTTlt t , J l C .
Apply to LEVY Jt FEClillEIMER,
39.U Main street, Oregon Ci'y.
TO MRS. JENNIE TUOMPSON,
BY HKU EI10T11ER.
" WLen true hearts lie withered, and fond
ones are flown.
Oh! who would inhabit this bleak world
The recollection of sixteen beautiful
years, of eight months illness, of unsur
passed Christian fortitude and resignation,
of the joy expressed, and the tranquil
peace, when taking leave to embark with
the boatman pale contribute to shed a
halo ot light around her memory.
Seeming almost to witness the reception
of her spirit in the Better Land, led up by
the all saving hand the parting soul s re
liance. We can but exclaim ! Repine
not. oh stricken hearts, our loss is her in
finite gain ; while: inward whisperings
fain would say :
" 'Tis a consumatton devoutly to be wished,
To die to sleep.7'
But in shallow human reason
We often question Providence,
And when comes the darkest season,
Display unkind irreverence :
Would oft detain the soul he callefb,
Wrench the victim from bis hand,
Recall the happy soul that falleth
Heir to that celestial land.
Hush, my heart ! be all submission !
To the blessed Saviour kneel ;
" ITe hath given, he hath taken
He can all our sorrows heal.''
Loved one, thou art gone before us,
And on earth we meet no more:
Yet a heavenly joy comes o'eruSj
When we name thy virtues o"er
Companion, sister, daughter, rest thee J
Thou hast fought a valiant fight ;
To our fireside thou wast vesta,
With her lamp of love and light.
And could we even hope the future,
As the past has been, will be.
What rapture then our hearts would
Till we pass from earth, to thee.
In union with unfeigned affection.
Child of anxiou-i guardian care,
Thy innocence hath found protection
From the worlds deluding snare ;
Sharing in our earthly sorrows,
Partner of our earliest glee
Ere earths cares have made their furrows,
Thou art made forever free.
But in hi3 own name he marked thee ;
"The dead's alive the lost is found,"
Wait a moment now he calleth ;
See the angels hovering round !
;i Husband, parents, sisters, brothers.
ileet me on the shining strand,"
She said " adieu." We could not follow ;
But sang as she neared the promised
"Strew the flowers around her brow,
She hath need of flowers now,
Fold the hands upon her breast
Gently lay her to her rest.
Smoth the waves of dark brown hair,
O'er the brow so pure, so fair ;
Close the eyes so soft and meek,
Lay their lashes on her cheek.
"Take one last, and fond embrace,
Lay her in her resting place,
Lay her in the quiet grave,
Let the willows o'er her wave ;
She on earth her work hath done,
She a crown in heaven hath won."
AVIIEX OXE BELOVED.
When one beloved beneath the green turf
We love to linger where
The bright, fresh grass above the hillock
And gaze in sadness there,
On that small mound that covers all that
Was moving in our midst,
Active with life ; which at our firesides
And love and bliss us didst.
Strange chords are struck, then and the
Like to Eolian's sound,
Makes mournful music to itself,; while
By tears, and dew the ground
Her image comes in fullness to the mind j
We long to see again
The form but lately we to earth consigned,
But let it there remain.
Untouched, ungazed on ; for a change lias
Upon that once loved face.
Then let the last look be indeed the last ;
'or the changed features trace.
That body now belongs to death, death,
As with the seed that dies.
Appoints corruptions loathsome work
That that same flesh may rise.
On that great morn when all the graves
A body purified
From all" that's mortal, and go up with
To meet the Lord, who died.
The past immortal. let us ever mind,
Is on that silent shore.
Where pains, nor griefs, nor cares can en
For ever ever more.
Then let it lie in undisturbed repose
That body in its bed;
Alike unconscious of our bosom's throes.
And of the tears we shed.
?Iot Hers trill knotvlltrir CUildren
The following note from a corres
pondent, was sent to Rev. Henry
Ward Beecher for a reply;
' Dear Sir A few weeks since &
question carae op before the teachers'
meeting, of the Presbyterian Church,
where some of us veiy pood natured
ly disagreed. Part of the officers of
the church, and one reverend, main
tained that though it were just possi
ble vre might, recognize onr friends
in the other world, we should feel no
more affection for them than for per
fect strangers: and that the body with
which our Saviour rose from the dead
underwent other transformation, and
became etherialized before it ascend
ed to heaven; and in tike manner at
the resurrection of onr own bodies,-we
will be furnished with vagoe shadowy
forms. Xovij last Thursday our lit
tle three year old baby left us. He
was the sunlight of our home here ;
and is it true that when I, too, cross
the river, I shall not know hiin, and
knowing, shall not love him?1'
Mr. Beecher said he would reply
cheerfully, but that it would not be
worth while to go into all the ques
tions which have been raised respect
ing the points mentioned ; nor, in
deed, to enter into arguments at all
Then he proceeded to give, in a sim
pie manner, the result to which his
mind has been brought, as follows:
The nature of the body to which
we come by resurrection is a matter
purely of speculation. Nothing con
clusively is taught by the Scriptures.
1'aul declares that fl!esh and blood
Shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
So far as this negative reaches, the
teaching is clear enough. Whatever
the body is, it is not flesh and blood.
But w hat conception can we form of a
body except of that flesh and blood
body in which we have always dwell?
The apostle seems to teach that our
spiritual body, without being materi
al, will be one w hich shall correspond
to our earthly one. It will answer
our spiritual condition just as the mor
tal body does our earthly state. Be
yond this all is fancy and speculation.
Every one trying to fashion a concep
tion of a spiritual body, will follow
the peculiarities of bis own mind, or
hishabits of thought and tendeucies
in which he has been educated. As
an exercise of the imagination, such
speculations may not be without some
benefit. They will certainly be harm
less if one does not fall into the con
ceit of thinking that his idealiziugs are
Good men and learned men have
in every ae so differed among them
selves as to the probable spiritual,
that no one need be afraid of differ
ing from every body else. Even Paul
could not explain the facts to us.
Instead, lie drew illustrations from
the vegetable kingdom, implying that
a kernel of wheat when planted, did
not come up with the same body or
form, but that it developed a new form
out of the seed which was planted, so
it should be with the human body.
The main truth to be cherished, is,
that we shall really live on after
death ; and that our identity will not
be lost, but the heavenly state will
so develop itself out of the materials
gathered in the enrthly, that we shail
be the same beinr, recognize our
selves as the same, employ the same
faculties, and carry forward that very
mind and disposition with which we
left the world.
But shall we recognize each other
in heaven? , This precise question is
neither put nor answered in the sa
cred Scriptures. But, beyond all dis
pute ; it is implied, assumed as the
very necessity of a moral state, that
the principle of memory will exist;
that the sufferings, temptations, tri
umphs of men over evil ; that the
divine helpfulness and ' fidelity dis
played during the whole of men's
earthly lives, will be an occasion of
thanks-giving and praise. Now, if
memory survives, why should its ac
tion be limited to one class of expe
riences? Why, if w e remember adult
friends, why should we forget little
children, which take hold upon the
heart w ith a grasp even firmer than
inv grown person can? There is no
authority for suppositions which par
cel out the memory and limit its free
It may be safely said, to all of that
great company of mourners whose
children have gone away from them,
God has taken your babies! They
are Safe. They did not venture out
into some great void, some vague and
unexplored way, where the little
wanderers were left to find their own
way. f there be use for angels,
surely there is none more fit and beau
tiful than to bear in their bosoms,
and convey to the All-loving, the ten
der spirits of little children.
Nor do we need to doubt that there
is in the Father's house a place for
them, and sweet company, and per
feet blessedness, and gladness, inno.
cence and friendship, such as they
could never have had on earth.
Our children are cared for. lie
that was grieved when little children
were kept from Him, took them up
in His arms, laid His hands upon
them and blessed theni is He any
less a lover of children in heaven than
He was upon earth?
But, shall we know them? Why
not? Where is there an intimatiou
in Scripture to this effect? It is not
positively affirmed ; but it is Implied
that men, dropping at death all that
is of the flesh, w ill rise into the com
munion of heaven,- carrying the same
affection, sentiments, will and intelli
gence that they had on earth. Oth
erwise, of what use are discipline, ed
ucatioti, earthly experience! It is
the saint made perfect, not made up
of a new pattern, that me shall meet
Let no mother be driven from the
hope of meeting her children in heav
en! Let mothers comfort themselves
in believing that the loves of earth
will go on in heaven, and that what
ever was pare, noble and true on
earth will go on with them forever.
Among all other griefs, let not this
unnecessary one arise, that you have
lost your children forever ! H
who keeps you for them-will
keep them tor you. They will be
more beautiful, sweeter, more glori
ous m preciousness. They will be
enougn tne same to make you clad
for all the growths, additions and re
fiuemenu of their charms
Inauguration bf Washington.
BV JAMES PARTOX.
The first Congress under the pres
ent Constitution, met iu the City of
New York on the Fourth of March,
17S9. That, at least, was the day
appointed for its meeting; but when
the hour bad arrived, it was found
that, out of twenty-six Senators, only
eight were present, and of a numer
ous House of Representatives but
fourteen members were in their seats.
Both Houses adjourned from day to
day, and it was not until the sixth of
April that a quorum of both Houses
The first business in order after
the organization, was the counting of
votes for President and Vice Presi
dent, and thus to ascertain whom it
was who the people had elected to
set the new government in motion.
The Constitution then required that
the person who had received the
highest number of electoral votes
should be the Presideut and the per
son who received the next highest
number should be the Vice President.
For the first office there was nothing
that resembled competition. Not on
ly was every electoral vote cast far
General Washington, but, 66 far as
is known, he was the choice of every
individual voter in every State of the
When we look over the list of those
who received votes for the Vice Pres
idency, we cannot but be struck with
the transitory nature of political lame.
Who has ever heard of an American
politician by the name of John Mil
ton? Yet John Milton was a man of
sufficient prominence in the United
States, in 1789, to receive two elect
oral votes for the Vice Presidency.
One Ed ward Telfair received a vote.
Who was Telfair? These two persons
are so completely forgotten that their
names are not even mentioned in the
Biographical Dictionaries. Among
the other persons, nearly forgotten,
who received votes for this office, we
find Benjamin Lincoln, James Arm
strong, Robert II. Harrison, Samuel
Huntington, and John Rutledge. The
candidate elected was John Adams.
who received thirty four votes.
John Jay received nine votes and
John Hancock four votes, and the
rest were scattered among the un
known names just mentioned.
When the result of the election
was proclaimed, a member of the Sen
ate was appointed to go to Mount
Vernon and notify General Washing
ton of his election. The long delay
which had occurred while a quorum
of Congress was assembling was re
garded by the General, as he himstlf
remarked, in the light of a "reprieve."
Tie w rote to bis bid compauion in
arms, General Knox:
My movements to the chair of Gov
ernmentwill be accompanied by feel
ings not unlike those of the culprit
w ho is going to the place of his ex
ecution, so unwilling am I, in the
j evening of a life nearly consumed in
public cares, lo quit a peaceful abode
r an ocean of difficulties, withe ut
thac competency of political skill,
abilities and inclination which are
necessary to manage the helm. I am
sensible that I am embarking the
voice of the people, and a good
name of my own, on this voyage;
but what returns will be made for
them, Heaven alone can foretell. In
tegrity and firmness are all I can
promise. These, be the voyage long
or short, shall never forsake me, al
though I may be deserted by all men;
for, of the consolations which are to
be derived from these, under any cir
cu instances, the world caunot deprive
All the letters of Washington writ
ten at this period show the unwilling
ness with which he left his beloved
retirement to resume the control of
pnblic affairs. It was more than un
willingness; it was aversion and dread.
lie distrusted his own abilities, nor
was he satisfied with every part of
the new Constitution. Two days,
however, after the messenger reach
ed him with the official news of his
election, he began his journey to the
seat of government.
That journey was a triumphal prog
ress, lie had scarcely gone beyond
the boundaries of his own estate when
he was met by a company of horsei
men from Alexandria, who escorted
him to that ancient town, where a
public banquet had been provided
for him. Most of the faces surround
ing the table on this occasion were
those of old Iriends and neighbors, and
Washington was deeply moved by
this affectionate tribute. As he pro
ceeded northward, people came out
into the highways to see him pass, and
there was no town or village upon the
route but appointed its deputation
to welcome and escort him; Bal
timore, both on bis arrival and de
parturej sent forth a numerous caval
cade, and gave him a salute of ar
tillery. Chester detained hiin at a
public breakfast, and be passed
through Philadelphia under triumph
al arches and hailed by the cheers of
the people. Trenton where, twelve
years before, he had won the first
victory of the Revolution -gave him
a celebration which made an inefface
able impression upon his mind. The
mothers of the city here gathered at
the bridge over the Deleware, and as
he passed under a triumphal arch
erected upon the bridge, thirteen
young girls, clad in white dresses,
and adorned with garlands, scattered
flowers in his path, singing as they
did so, an ode in his honor.
At Elizabethtown, where a commit
tee of both Houses of Congress, and
the Mayor and Corporation of New
York, were in waiting to receive him,
he was conducted on board of a
magnificent barge constructed for the
purpose. Thirteen New York pilots
in white uniform, manned and rowed
this vessel. A fleet of other boats
and barges, decorated with stream
ers and ribbons, followed the stately
craft that bore the President-elect;
and as the beautiful possession was
gliding through the narrow strait
between New Jersey and Staten Is
land, other boats, gay with flags and
streamers, fell into line; until, emerg
ing into the harbor, the whole fleet
swept up to the city, while bands of
music and patriotic songs were
heard on every side. Every ship in
the city was dressed as on festive
occasions and saluted the General's
barge as it passed.
As the President-elect drew near
the landing-place, there was a rings
ing of bells, a roar of artillery, and a
shouting from the assembled multi
tude, such as had never before been
heard iii America. The Governor
of the State received him upon the
warf, and there too was General
Knox and other soldiers of the Rev
olution. A carriage stood ready to
convey him to the residence prepared
for him, and a carpet had been spread
from the carriage door to the boat.
As he intimated a preference to walk,
a procession was formed, which in
creased as the procession of boats had
done upon the water. Every house
by which he passed was decorated
w ith flags and banners, and bore some
emblem or sentence containing a com
pliment, to himself. To the ladies
who filled the windows, who waved
their handkerchiefs and who shed
flowers and tears before him, he took
off his hat and bowed politely.
This ovation, as we can perceive
in Washington's diary, was rather
saddening than cheering to him. He
wrote in his diary that evening:
The display of boats which attend
ed and joined us on this occasion, some
with vocal and some with instni
mental music on board; the decora
tions of the ships, the ro.tr of cannon
and the loud acclamations of the peo
ple which rent the skies as I passed
along the wharves, filling my mind
with sensations as painful (consider
ing the reverse of this scene which
may be the case after all my labors
to do good) as they are pleasing.
There was still some delay. The
question arose in Congress by what
title tbe President should be address
ed. Some proposed "His Excellen
cy;" others, ''His Highness;" others",
'His Serene Highness." One party
wished him to be addressed as "His
Highness, the Presideht of the United
States of America and Protector of
their Liberties." It was wisely con
cluded, however, after many days'
debate, that he should have no title
except the simple name of his office,
"President of the united States."
It was on the thirtieth of April
that the ceremony of the inaugura
tion at length took place. At nine
o'clock in the morning religious ser
vices were performed in all the
churches of the city. At twelve
o'clock, the military companies of
New Y'ork hailed before the door
of Washington's residence, and half
an hour after, the procession moved
in the following order: First, the
troops; next, the committees of both
Houses of Congress in carriages; next,
the President-elect in a grand state
coach ; next, his aide-de-camp and
his secretary in one of the General's
own carriages; and the procession
was closed by the carriages of the
foreign ministers and a train of citi
zens. When the head of procession
had reached the Hall," it halted, the
troops were drawn up on ech side of
the pavement, and between them Gen
eral Washington and his attendents
walked to the building and ascended
to the Senate chamber, where the
Vice President advanced to meet him
and conducted him to a chair of state.
The whole assembly sat in silence
for a minute or two, when the Vice
President rose and informed General
Washington that ai! things were now
ready for him to take the oath the
Constitution required ; and, so say
ing, he conducted the President
elect to a balcony, in full view of the
people assembled m the street and
covering the roofs of the houses. In
the centre of this balcony, there was
a table, covered with crimson vel
vet, in the middle of which, upon a
cushion of the same material, lay a
richly bound Bible. The ey es of a
great multitude were fixed upon the
balcony at the moment when W ash
ington came into view, accompanied
by the Vice President, the Chancel
lor of the State of New York, and
other distinguished official persons.
He was dressed in a manner which
displayed the majesty of his form to
excellent advantage. His full suit
of dark brown cloth was relieved by
a steel-hilted sword, by white siik
stockings and silver shoe buckles; and
his hair was powdered and gathered
into a bag behind, in the fashion of
that day. The crowrd greeted him
with enthusiastic cheers. Coining for
ward to the front of the balcony, he
bowed several times to the people,
with his hand upon his heart, and
then retreated, somewhat hastily to
an arm chair near the table; and sat
When all was hushed into silence;
Washington again arose, and came
forward, and stood in view of all the
people, with the Vice President on
his right, and Chancellor Livingston,
who was to administer the oath, on
the left. When the Chancellor was
about to begin, the Secretary of the
Senate held up the Bible on its crim
son cushion; and while, the oath was
read, Washington laid his hand upon
the open book. When the reading
was finished, he said, with great
solemnity of manner:
'I swear; so help me God!"
After which, he bowed and kissed
the book. The Chancellor, then wav
ing his hand toward the people, cried
" Long live George Washington,
President of the United States!"
The preconcerted signal was then
given, and, at once, all the bells in
the town iang a triumphal peal; the
cannons were fired; and the people
gave cheer upon cheer. The Presi
dent now bowed once more to the
multitude, and returned to the Senate
chamber w here he resumed his seat in
the chair of state. When silence Was
restored, he rose and began, in a low,
deep, and somewhat tremulous voice,
to read that noble inaugural address,
so full of dignity, wisdom, and pathos.
The opening sentences were singu
Fellow Citizens of the Senate, and
of the House of Representatives :
Among the vicissitudes incident to
life, no event could have filled me
with greater anxieties than that of
which the notification was transmitted
by your order, and received on the
14th day of the present month. On
the one hand, I was summoned by
my country, whose Voice I can never
hear but with veneration and love,
from a retreat which I had chosen
with the fondest prediction, and, in
my flattering hopes, with an immuta
ble decision, as the asylum of iny
declining years; a retreat which was
rendered every day more necessary,
as well as more dear to me, by the
addition of habit to inclination, and
of frequent interruptions in my health;
to the gradual waste committed on
it by time. On the other hand, the
magnitude and difficulty of the trust
to which the voice of my country call
ed me, being sufficient to awaken in
the wisest a:id most experienced of
her citizens a distrustful scrutiny into
his qualifications, could not but over
whelm with despondence one, who,
inheriting interior endowments from
nature, and unpractised in the duties
of civil administration, ought to be
peculiarly conscious of his own de
ficiencies. In this conflict of emo
tions, all I dare aver is, that it has
been my faithful study t6 collect my
duty from a just appreciation of every
circumstance by which it might be
affected. All I dare hope is that if.
in executing this task, 1 have been
too much swayed by a greater re
membrance of former instances, or by
an effectionate sensibility of this
transcendent proof of the confidence
of my fellow-citizens, and have
thence too little consulted my inca
pacity as well as disinclination for the
weighty and untried cares before me,
my error Will be palliated by the mo
tives which misled me, and its "con
sequences be judged by my country,
with some share of the partiality in
which they originated.
He then proceeded to give an out
line of his opinions respecting tbe
policy to be adopted by the new gov
ernment, ana concluded in a Psalm-
Having thus imparted to yoa my
sentiments, 33 they have been awak
ened by the occasion which brings
us together, I shall take my present
leave ; but not without resorting once
more to the benign Parent of the hu
man race, in humble supplication,
that since He has been pleased to fa
vor the American people with oppor
tunities for deliberating in perfect
tranquility, and dispositions for decid
ing with unparalleled unanimity on a
form of Government for the security
of their union; and the advancement
of their happiness, so his divine bles
ing may be equally conspicuous in
the enlarged views, the temperate
consultations, and the wise measures
on which the success of this Govern
ment must depend.
After the address, the . President
and Vice President, followed by both
Houses of Congress and a large nums
ber of officers, civil and military,
warned toot, l aul a cnurch in Broad
way, where a religions service was
conducted by the Bishop ot the Epis
- l fi u - e -r ... v- i t.
upai vyiiuicu i new iorK. Jt was
a universal holiday in the city, and iu
the evening many houses were illu
minated, and there was a display o
THE UESTItOVED LETTER;
"How beautiful Kate Waller looks
They were sitting together at
cLess, Alice Key and her handsome
cousin, Guy Montfoft, while beyond
the curtained bay window which shel
tered their retreat, the parlors of the
tioble mansion were all in a glow ot
light and jewels.
Alice was a pretty little creature,
with fair hair; and a pink and white
complexion, as perfect and expres
sionless as a wax doll, while Guy was
dark and strikingly handsome. Even
as he spoke, Alice's hand quivered a
little, and her sleeve upset half-a-dozen
" There they go!" laughed Guy.
" Never mind, Alice; you had very
nearly conqured me, and we'll consid
er it a victory on your part. I don't
like chess just now. See, Miss Wal
ler is passing again."
" Yes," said Alice, who resented
the least admiration of any other lady
on her cousin's part, "she's a very
stylish looking girl, only 1 don't fancy
her gipsy sort of beauty, and : "
She stopped short, lor Guy's eyes
were fixed on her With an earnestness
" Alice," said he, gravely-, " I wish
to speak to you on a subject of the
very last importance to me, a sub
ject that lies very near my heart."
Alice's cheek grew red and white
alternately, while her pulses paused
within. Could it be possible that the
love she had long secretly entertain
ed towards her couSia was at last to
be rewarded? Did he really love
" I may trust you, my little
"Of course, Guy," she answered,
timidly lifting her eyes to his dark,
" Well, then, I'm In love!"
The scarlet tide suddenly "suffused
her neck, cheeks and brow, while her
eyelashes drooped low with delicious
"Now don't blush so, Alice; I'm
not the first man that ever fell in
love, nor am I Jikely to be the last.
I haven't courage to wait my doom
from Kate's own lips, yet I must
know before I sail for America,
whether life is to be a rose garden or
a dreary desert. Will you be my
messenger, Alice? Will ycu take
this note to Kate Waller and bring
me her reply ?"
A statue could not have been ;
whiter and colder than Alice Key, as
she listened to the concluding sen
tences that fell like ice upon her heart.
She could have plunged a dagger
cheerfully into the heart of the wo
man who had won Guy's love. An
ger, mortification, and the kneest an
guish strove together for mastery in
her heart, yet there was no outward
symptom save the death-like pallor
of her cheek, and the quiver of her
"Will you, Alice?" persisted Guy.
She nodded silently.
"That's my darling little cousin!
ive ber the note to night you wo
men know how to manage such
things and if she will be mine, ask
her to send a line ne line will be
sufficient. But if Ttot -." He
stopped and bit his lip as if the bare
contemplation of such a possibility
were agony. " If not, I shall under
stand her silence to mean nt. Here
is the note, ma there. To think that
a man's whole destiny should hang
on a bit of paper like that!"
As he placed the folded note in
her hatid, it felt like ice.
Alice, you are not well!"
" Perfectly," she answered, in a
constrained voice. But I am a little
tired. 1 will go up to my room, and
see Miss Waller v, hen she leaves the
When she Was alone in her own
apartment she tore the paper into tiny
bits, with slow deliberation, and
burned thern one by one in the flick
"There!" she said, biting her lip
until the blood started. "She shall
never know that he was mad enough
to prefer her dark eyes and jet black
hair to my blonde beamy!"
That same evening, Kate Waller,
unbraiding the masses of dark hair
that had gleamed with pearh and
opals, raised her dreamy Spanish
eyes to the glass before ber eyes
that were dim with unshed tears.
u He does not care for me," she
murmured, ' yet the world calls me
beautiful. Ah ! what care I for the
world's admiration, as long as the
only one for whose praise I sigh
turns coldly from me? I suppose he
wiil marry that bright huired little
cousin of his, nod they will be bappy
w hile I "
She stopped abruptly, and hid ber
sweet, flushed jgp in ber bands.
" Well, Alice?" eagerly asked Guy
Montfort, as he met his cousin on the
stairs next morning.
' Was there ho answer?"
The color faded (torn Guy's cheek;
leaving a dull, deadly paleness be
hind: he clasped his hand involuntari
ly over his heart.
" So be it," be murmured, iri a
strangely changed voice. ' And
now, ho! for America this country
no longer holds a charm for me."
Alice lost her cousin; yet she had
the malicious satisfaction of knowing;
that Catherine Waller had lost sbfrie-
thing nearer and dearer still.
Three years after, Mr. Tierhey'S
elegant drawing-rooms were brilliant
ly lighted one nicht. as Guv Montfdrd
paid his respects, with easy courtesy
to his pretty, silly, little hostess.
" 1 am so glad you came to-night,"
Mr. Montfort. Your cousin, Miss
Key, is to be here."
" Indeed! I haven't seen AlicB O
since my return; and "
Guy Montford's tongue seemed
smitten With sudden palsy at that
instant; he had caught sight of a tajlj
sleDder figure in black at the end of
the room, with two or three children
clinging to her.
" Who is that lady, Mrs. Tiefhey?
That one sitting beyond tbe pianol
Surely not ?"
" That? Oh, that is Miss Walter,
onr governess. I believe you did
know ber once, before her fathet
failed. Quite a nice creature and
tbe children are so found of ber."
Guy Mcntford walked straight
across the rOom; there was magnetic
influence in the pale cheek and down
cast eye of the fragile-lookiDg gov
erness. " Miss Waller, have you forgotten
an old friend?"
" Kate's cheek was dyed a deep,
vivid, crimson, as she he.d out her
" I do not forget the few friends I
have left, Mr. Montfort."
" I'm glad to see you, Miss WaU
ier," he resumed; " more so than I
ever thought I could be again."
" Why?" she asked, raising hef
frank ey es td his face. She colored.
" Because, since you rejected
"Rejected you, Mr. Montfort?"
" Well, declined to answer my
note, tnen-it amounts to the same
" Your note? I hrve never receiv
ed a note from yon!"
''Did not my cousin give yon a
note from me the evening before I
sailed for America?"
Certtl dy not." o
" Then, Kate, you did njt know-
how dearly I loved you?"
!I never dreamed it, Mr. Mont-
' Some treachery has been practis
ed on us both," he mattered: " a
treachery that had nearly cost me a
life's happiness. Tell me, Kate, is
it too late for me to plead my cause?
For I love )0u mOre than ever
The dark Spanish eyes filled with
tears; the cheek grew crimson, and
then paled again.
"Speak, dearest tell me that I
" Guy' she murmured, ' I have1
loved you ever since you went away;
I love you still."
And when Miss Alice ivey enter--ed,
looking, in her pale blue silk
dress and pearls, like morning itself, T
she was Very much surprised to see
the perfect Understanding which
seemed to be established between her
cousin Guy arid Mrs. Tierhey's pale
" Guy " she whispered, at the first
opportunity she found ol exchanging
a word with him, ' you surely ar&
not going to throw yourself away or
" My dear Alice," said Gay, serene
ly, 45 we have picked up the thread of
affairs just where it was dropped,
when you neglected to deliver my
note twb yeari ago. Be easy, Alice;
your manoeuvring is all discovered,
and further remark on your part ia
unnecessary, . unless you wish your
conduct exposed to the world."
Alice cowered before his stern
glance, and when, two or three weeks
subseqently, she received th wed
ding cards of Mr. and Mrs. Montfort,
she contented herself with, saying:
"Guy was always tdd ; but after
all, Kate is a very sweet girll" -
IYor Alice I It was rather hard"
for her to sink into old maidhood.
while Kate Waller was a happy wife;
but there, seemed to be no iielp for iL.