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been passing the happy hours away at While Chinny was thus towering in a social game of poker, and were in the financial sky, Richard was fast dehigh feather-shaking hands heartily scending. His easy bearing had left with Chinny, and laughing very loud. him, and he no longer walked the streets Though the Colonel was not noisily of New Bolton with that condescending hilarious, he looked pleased. He had air befitting the founder of a city. He lost many blocks in Globe City, and was disposed to “sing small” over his gathered, in place of them, five hundred recent purchase, for it would prove a dollars in cash, at the social game he dead loss, except the shadowy claim to had managed to make so agreeable-to the quarter-section on Plumb's Lake. himself.
As a land-speculator he had failed, The men wanted to buy Chinny's in- from having too much hope and not terest in a tract known as Turkey enough money. Money is freight and Bend; but he did not want to sell, not ballast; hope is sail, and had carried even for fifteen thousand dollars, al- him over. He thought that if hopeful though he had previously offered it for people could afford to be schooled by one thousand. Never before had there experience, it was a good way to get an been a man in New Bolton so little in education ; but in his case, the prelimiwant of money as Chinny. He had it nary course had exhausted his pocket. to lend ; and what he now desired was So he determined to return to his first to find some responsible men to take it love--the law; and for this purpose he “ off his hands."
shut himself up to review. He was After much talk, however, he sold a busily engaged at his books one day, half interest for ten thousand dollars, when there came a rap at the door. He payable in preferred stock of the pro- did not answer, and the rap was repeatposed railway; and in this trade he ed, this time louder. agreed to transfer his entire interest for “Mr. French," said the familiar voice fifteen thousand dollars, if tendered of Colonel Seabray, "I have a note for within one year from date. This was you." equal to canonization; and Chinny Then he repeated the rap, and presloomed up, at once, as the largest kind ently Richard heard a little scuffle of of a local saint. Having sold a small feet, like a man standing on tip-toe to interest in his Turkey Bend estate for peer over the door. The next moment one hundred thousand dollars, as was
there was a thump, as if he had gone currently reported, he would now dredge down on his knees to look through the out the mouth of New Bolton Harbor, keyhole. Richard thought it must be and establish a direct trade with .Eu- something urgent, and got up to open rope.
the door, but stopped as he was stretchThere was water communication all ing out his hand, for he heard the Cothe way by the Welland Canal; plenty lonel's breath whistling in the keyhole, of timber to build ships with, plenty He was trying to blow out the obstrucof wheat to load them, plenty of sailors tion Richard had placed there. Failing to sail them, and much money in the in this, the Colonel got on his feet, and speculation. Colonel Seabray said so; went, with unsteady steps, to the stairs, Chinny said so, and he knew where where he made a great many soundings money lay, as well as if he were Nature's off into the abyss, trying to find bottom private banker, and kept a key to all with his foot; then slowly feeling his her treasure-vaults.
way down, he finally took the last two Chinny's stock ruled high in all the stairs at one step, and sprawled headmarkets. He could build a church out long across the hall. That seemed to of his own pocket, and had gone so far sober him somewhat. as to hint that it was policy to build Hello, Colonel,” said Chinny, "you one; that it would help the place more missed a step, eh? Was you lookin' for than any thing else-except a hotel.
“No; I had a note here for French, “But I thought you admired men but I can't find him. Suppose you take who were wise and learned,” said he. it," said the Colonel. “I can't go climb- “Not for wisdom and learning alone, ing up and down these stairs for a little for these make. men owlish and dislaw-thing;” and then they both went agreeable. We like that which makes into the bar-room, out of Richard's men famous. Miss Plumb, for instance, hearing, where the Colonel made copi- would be likely to admire such a man ous inward applications for his contu- as Mr. Gault, a young lawyer in Chicasions.
go, who often called at uncle's house." Richard returned to his room, annoyed “What makes you think so ?” he at the little scene he had just witnessed asked, quickly. from the top of the stairs, and at him- “Because he's so delightful and such self for his incivility. He had not called an ornament to society," said Mary. on Mary since her return from Chicago; “Whenever I heard him talk, it seemed and now to refuse her note, was barbar- as if he had just been gleaning through
No lawyer, he believed, could the gardens of literature, and was returnhope for permanent success, who so dis- ing with his arms full of flowers." regarded social duties. Besides, by “A shining, showy, surface man,” going up there he would learn what the said Richard. “A shallow stream with note contained without asking Chinny nothing but sparkle would not suit Miss for it; and that evening he called on Plumb. She wants something deeper Mary.
and less transparent.” " Then you really did not come here “Perhaps so; even if it were a mudto see Miss Plumb ?" said she.
puddle,” said Mary, looking at him Certainly not. I should have gone archly. to Plumb's Lake for that purpose," he
“I would like to see this paragon," replied.
said Richard, trying not to seem an“She is here, and has been all day." noyed or appear very jealous. “You surprise me,” said Richard. pose, to use a floral comparison," con
“ You certainly surprise me," she re- tinued Richard, " that Mr. Gault must plied. “I think it is too bad that Miss be, among moss-roses, the very mossPlumb should escape the eyes of one she iest.” 80 admires. She wants to see you, and " The top-blossom of culture, I assure sent a note by father."
you," replied Mary. “ To me? I did not get any."
“I have no doubt,” said he, “that “Yes, to you. It is not often that we emulation expired in a spasm, when have young lawyers out here, and we Gault ceased to be a boyish bud, and must make the most of them."
shone full-blown on Society's eyes, did“She did not come here on purpose n't it?” to see me?” said Richard.
Oh, no! Emulation and envy have “I believe she is getting some sugar spasms, and cramps, and all kinds of and molasses, also,” said Mary, laugh- contortions, but don't expire-at any ing. “ You know the Doctor is there; rate, not in Chicago," said Mary, as she and she is too hospitable to let him go saw Richard wince a little. unsweetened. Don't be jealous, now, “I used to know Gault," said Richplease ; though the Doctor is rich, good- ard, " or I would not have said what I looking, not old, not intolerably queer, did. He is a very large man, with black as a great many doctors are. But to hair." relieve your mind," she continued, “I “No, you mistake the man,” she remust tell you, as a profound secret, that plied. few girls like doctors, because they “I beg his pardon," said Richard, know too much."
getting up, and extending his hand. " Who do ?”
"Allow me to apologize to Mr. Gault's "Doctors," replied Mary,
friend, and congratulate you both on
“ I sup
the mutual good taste that made you Plumb; "and I know that I could not such friends. I must say good-by.” care for any one else. It makes the
But he did not say good-by again, for tears come into my eyes to see how there was something in Mary's eyes that beautiful you are, lying there;” and she prevented him. He tried to believe buried her face in the pillow. Then, that it was best to say so, and hence- tossing back her hair, she smoothed her forth devote himself to his books. He face with both hands, till it shone tried to go, and got to the piazza, where again. he made the profound remark that it “I did as you suggested,” said Mary; strengthened him to look at the stars ; “but do you know that I was frightand then they both found so many to ened at one time, he seemed so jealous look at-lucky and unlucky mixed to- of Mr. Gault?" gether, and hard to sort, and so much Both girls laughed heartily at this. strength to be gained, too, withal—that “I cannot trust myself to do that it was late when Richard climbed to his again,” she continued. “ The fact is, I room and composed himself to happy am 'half glad that he is going to pay dreams.
more attention to his books than he Probably there is nothing so suggest does to us. His presence here makes ive to a man as the act of dressing. Chinny so jealous and annoys father. I Every wrinkle and button reminds him don't know why it is that every thing of something to be done or undone. In I do hurts some one's feelings. I must Richard's case something was to be be destined to great things in this done; and by the time he had got world, or the elements would not be so ready to walk down-stairs he was con- disturbed when I wink. Perhaps my scious of having reviewed a long pro- mission is to marry some poor wretch, cession of yesterday's events, and at the and make a man of him. Did you heels of the caravan marched a resolu- ever wonder whether a correct censustion to get a room, and commence prac- report would show that most women tice.
married for money, or to please their He soon found an abandoned land- friends, or for some other motive than office, which he hired, subject to the sale love ?” of the lot on which it stood. This was
" When I
,” replied Miss Plumb, a step ahead.
smoothing the hair on the pillow, When Mary Seabray sat up in bed, “please imagine me as using a capital next morning, she was conscious of hav- ‘N’and a capital 'O,' which means that ing seen a long caravan of camels, in a I never did wonder; and I do not want dream, and each one was loaded down to hear you talk about it. As for Chinwith a cargo of headaches, consigned to ny, I wish I had him to deal with as a her. Then she was conscious of a knock lover." at the door, and the next moment of the “I wish you had him as a lover, or presence of Miss Plumb.
hater, or any thing clse, if you'd only So she piled the pillows up to recline keep him; and I will recommend you on, and blushed a little as she said, to his highness. But really, now, let us
“I had such a delightful time last be practical, and assume that the Fates night ! "
(please imagine me as using five capiMiss Plumb's lips quivered slightly, tals) will do their worst,--and you know as she nodded and smiled, and folded they are always doing it,- don't you Mary's black hair around and around think Chinny could be made something her fingers.
of, by a woman of ingenuity ?” “He was so complimentary to you," "Mary Seabray," said Miss Plumb, said Mary.
putting a hand each side of the face on “ Don't ask me to believe that, Mary. the pillow, and rolling it to and fro like Why, if I were a man, I should be per- baby's, then gently dabbing it down fectly fascinated with you," said Miss in the pillow, to emphasize each word, “ will you please imagine me as using You never heard of the lawyer, did you, the largest kind of capitals, when I an- who commenced pleading bis client's swer 'no,' to that question ?"
case with a widow, and ended by plead“But if you could only hear father ing his own ?” talk, and see him wben he comes home “No, but I've heard of a girl who sometimes. I never saw a man glare as commenced pleading Chinny's case, and he did last night, when he found that ended by pleading a lawyer's. Look me Richard had been here."
in the eye, and say you do not love “I do not want to hear him talk,” Richard French." said Miss Plumb. " The natural right “I do not love Rich" of a parent does not extend so far as to “No, no, no !” said Miss Plumb, putlet a father destroy a daughter's happi- ting her hand over Mary's lips. “Look
me in the eye, Mrs. Chinny, directly in “Neither can I destroy his,” said the eye;" and Miss Plumb ran out of Mary.
the room laughing, where Mary soon “You can your own, though,” re- joined her. The headache had gone plied Miss Plumb, " by indulging such now, and the two radiant girls sat sipthoughts. Be advised by me, and fol- ping their coffee alone, telling secrets low my plan.”
too confidential for paper. “Look me in the eye,” said Mary, Most of their talk was about Richard, stretching out her snowy arm, and turn- who was, at that moment, wondering ing Miss Plumb's face toward her own. just how much poverty he could stand, “Is it safe to follow your plan ? I am to the square inch, without being almost jealous at the thought of it. crushed.
WITH THE NUNS.
If ever there was a Protestant by inquisitorial vaults made ready for their descent, tradition, educational influence, furniture of pain, and as season after and religious conviction, I suppose I season the grand enclosure grew, I wan
A Puritan ancestry on my dered through crypt and gallery huntfather's side, whose graves for near two ing for secret chambers, and estimating hundred years I some time since mused as best I could the resistance that its over at Hartford, had determined my massive masonry would oppose to an cast in the Roundhead type, and I artillery enfilade down Seventh-streethated popery as ferociously as I was in which I proposed to make my knowlcapable of hating any thing. Not that edge of the building useful. For that I kner much about it, but Protestant it was a fortress under the guise of a martyrologies and histories of the Re- church, was probably at that time the formation had, with other concurrent best settled of all my articles of faith. influences, engendered a state of feeling But the church grew through ffteen which, though correct enough, perhaps, years of building to architectural main some of its impulses, was beyond turity,--and I suppose I grew some peradventure eminently unjudicial. I too; at all events, I outgrew alike the well remember, when a boy, the abhor- belief in its dungeons, and the desire to rent interest with which I watched the knock it down. building of St. Peter's Cathedral at All my family, and their collaterals, Cincinnati. Several years were spent in were Baptists,-a denomination, as I laying its ponderous foundations-in suppose, more diametrically antagoplaces eight to fifteen feet thick, and I nistic, in respect of church government, bounded them many a time in search of doctrine, and religious methods, to the Romish system, thân any other body cut from the Cincinnati Commercial the called evangelical. Every congregation following local item : is a complete and unitary church. The
The ceremony of dedicating the St. Elizabeth church-meeting is the highest court of Hospital, on Eleveuth-street, was performed appeal. Universal suffrage had been yesterday afternoon by Bishop Carrell of the
Catholic Church, assisted by Right Reverend practised by it for generations before it
J. M. Lancaster, Fathers Butler, Mitchell, Freiwas patented as a political panacea.
lich, Rolter, Smith, and others, in the presence The written Word, unclogged by pa- of an immense concourse of people, including tristic, ecumenical, or synodical interpre- the members of the various Catholic benerotations, is the sole and sufficient rule of lent societies of Covington, Newport, Dayton, faith and practice. It was from a Bap- of the order of the Sisters of the Poor, in
and Ludlow. Mother Francesca, the founder tist church in Virginia that Jefferson Europe, who has just arrived in this country, drew the model from which he cast the
was also present. The dedication exercises present political institutions of the Uni- were conducted in both German and English, ted States. It has no proxy member
and were of the most interesting and impress
ive character. The St. Elizabeth Hospital, as ship. Every individual on its muster
most of our readers know, is conducted by the roll is, or should be, able to do militant
St. Francescan Sisters. They purchased, last duty. My father was a devout and fall, the commodious building and grounds working member of this democratic known as the Baptist Theological Seminary faith. The last ten years of his life property, on Eleventh-street, with the desiga were chiefly spent in forwarding the
of converting it into a public hospital. erection and endowment of a theologi- Then follows a description of the cal college for the education of Baptist advantages of the building, locality, ministers. His work for the time being &c., &c. seemed to prosper, and he left the But to return. While all this highly institution at his death with large and Protestant work was going on in the valuable buildings, extensive and elabo- immediate family, my mother's father, rately improved grounds in the centre at nearly sixty years of age, did the of a growing city-and an endowment most absurd, unprecedented, and inof more than half a million of dollars. credible thing that ever was perpetrated This he considered the one completely by a private gentleman of sound mind successful labor of his life. Here was and in comfortable circumstances,-he to be “a centre of evangelical light and became a Romanist. Had he turned truth, that from age to age would shed Jew, Mahometan, or Pagan, we would its beams over the western churches--a have marvelled, and been afflicted, less. seat of gospel learning from which, For a long time the dreadful secret was under the Divine blessing, would go carefully kept from my sisters and myout long lines of thoroughly equipped self; and as he lived" across the mounand earnest men to hasten the final tains” (the Atlantic ocean was further triumph and universal reign of pure from Ohio then than now) this was the and primitive religion.” So he wrote more easily done. I think my father and prayed and planned twenty-four was too much shocked ever to speak of years ago.
it. He felt that such apostasy stained Among those who wrought steadfast- --like crime, and showed it by a rigorly at the heretical enterprise was one ous silence, unbroken during his life, so Dennis, an Hibernian of small scholar- far as I know. There was, however, ship, but great faith. One day I over- little apostasy in the case to speak of, heard him say to a fellow-laborer, for grandfather had always been a bon speaking of my father—" He may work vivant and man of the world, who had at his college as much as he likes, but worried himself about nothing less than the praists'll get it in good time.” And religion of any kind, until two or three they have !-or, at least, the nuns have years before he took this unprecedented -though neither father nor Dennis saw step. Awakened then to serious impresit with fleshly eyes. Only last week I sions, he took the road first at hand and