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oblige me to stop in London. I am sorry to say I bare not The evening passed—the next day passed — Thursday morning succeeded in seeing Mrs. Mandeville, for which reason I cannot came, and bronght with it a letter for Allan. The direction perform your errand; and I beg, therefore, with many apologies, was in Mrs Milroy's handwriting; and the form of addresto return the letter of introduction. I hope you will allow me adopted in the letter warn-d Allan the moment he opened it to conclude by saying that I am very much obliged to you for that something had gone wrong. your kindness, and that I will not venture to trespass on it any

[“ Private."] “ The Cottage, Thorpe-Ambrose, Wednesday. further. I remain, dear madam, yours truly,

“Sır - I have just received your mysterious letter. It has " ALLAN ARMADA LE."

more than surprised, it has really alarmed me. After baving

made the friendliest advances to you on my side, I find mysell In those artless words, still entirely unsuspicious of the suddenly sbut out from your confidence in the most uninte! character of the woman he had to deal with, Allan put the ligible, and, I must add, the most discourteous mander.

It is weapon she wanted into Mrs. Milroy's hands. The letter and its enclosure once sealed up, and addressed, he have left it. The only conclusion I can draw from your letter

quite impossible that I can allow the matter to rest where you was free to think of himself and his future. As he sat idly is, that my confidence must bave been abused in some way, and drawing lines with his pen on the blotting-paper, the tears came

that you know a great deal more than you are willing to tell into his eyes for the first time-tears in which the woman who

me. Speaking in the interest of my daughter's welfare, I had deceived him had no share. His heart had gone back to his dead mother. "If she had been alive," he thought, "I request that you will inform me what the circumstances are

which have prevented your seeing Mrs. Mandeville, and wbich might have trusted her and she would have comforted me. It was useless to dwell on it-be dashed away the tears, and have led to the withdraw.el of the assistance that you uncon. turned his thoughts with the beart-sick resignation that we all ditionally promised me in your letter of Monday last.

“Ia my state of health, I cannot involve my.elf in a length. koow, to living and present things. He wrote a line to Mr. Bashwood, briedy informing the tives you may make, and I must say all that I have to say in

ened correspondence. I must endeavor to anticipate ang ohjec. deputy-teward that bis abrence from Thorpe-Ambrose was likely to be prolonged for some little time, and that any further consider possible) of your decliving to accede to be request

my present letter. In the event (which I am most unwilling to instructions which might be necessary, under those circum- that I havo just addressed to yu, I beg to say that I shall con. stances, would reach him through Mr. Pedgiít the elder. This sider it my duty to my daughter to have this very unpleasant done, and the letters sent to the post, his thoughts were forced matter cleared up. If I don't hear from you to my full sitisback once more on himself. Again the blank future waited faction by return of post, I shall be obliged to tell my busband before him to be filled up; and again his heart shrank from tbat circumstances bave bappened which justify us in imme. it to the refuge of the past. This time, other images than the image of his mother filled when he asks me for my authority, I will refer bim to you.

diately testing the respectability of Miss Gwilt's reference. And his mind. The one all-absorbing interest of his earlier days

“ Your obedient servant, ANNE MILROY." stirred living and cager in him again. He thought of the sea; he tbought of his yacht lying iole in the fishing barbor at his In those terms the major's wife threw off the mask, and left West-country home. The old lodging got possession of him to her victim to survey at bis leisure the trap in which she had hear the wash of the waves ; to see the filling of the sails ; to caught bim. Allan's belief in Mrs. Milroy's good faith bad feel the vessel that his own hands had helped to build, bound been so implicitly sincere, that her letter simply bewildered ing under him once more. He rose in his impetuous way, to him. He saw vaguely that he had been deceived in some call for the time-table, and to start for Somersetsbire by the way, and that Mrs. Milroy's neighborly interest in bio was first train--when the dread of the questions which Mr. Brock rot what it had looked on the surface ; and he saw no more. might ask, the suspicion of the change which Mr. Brock might The threat of appealing to the major -on which, with a see in bim, drew bim back to bis chair. “I'll write," he woman's ignorance of the natures of men, Mrs. Milroy had thought, "to have the yacht rigged and refitted, and I'll wait relied for producing its effect--was the only part of the letter to go to Somersetshire myself till Midwinter can go with me.' to which Allan reverted with any satisfaction ; it relieved, He sighed as his memory reverted to his absent friend. Never instead of alarming him. “If there is to be a quarrel," ho bad he felt the void made in his life by Midwinter's departure thought, " it will be a comfort, at any rate, to have it out with 80 painfully as he felt it now, in the dreariest of all social soli. a man." tudes the solitude of a stranger in London, left by bimself at Firm in his resolution to sbield the unhappy woman whose an hotel.

secret he wrongly believed bimself to have surprised, Allan sat Before long, Pedgift, junior, looked in, with an apology for his down to write his apologies to the major's wife. After setting intrusion. Allan felt too lonely and too friendless not to wel- up thrce polite declarations, in close marching order, he retired come his companion's reappearance gratefully. “I'm not from the field. “He was extremely sorry to have offended goiog back to Thorpe-Ambrose,' ” he said ; "I'm going to stay Mrs. Milroy. He was innocent of all intention to off-n1 Mrs. a little while in London. I hope you will be able to stay with Milroy. And he begged to remain Mrs. Milroy's truly." me?" To do him justice, Pedgift was toucbed, by the solitary Never had Allan's habitual brevity as a letter-writer done him position in which the owner of the great Thorpe-Ambrose better service than it did him now. With a little more skillful. estate now appeared before him. He had never, in his relations dels in the use of his ped, he might bave given his enemy even with Allan, 60 eutiroly forgotten his business interests as bo a stronger hold on him thau the hold she had got already. forgot tbem now.

The interval day passed, and with the next morni, g's post “You are quite right, sir, to stop here-London's the place Mrs. Milroy's threat came realized in the shape of a letter from to divert your mind," said Pedgift cheerfully. "All business her busband. The major wrote less formally than bis wife bad is more or less elastic in its nature, Mr. Armadale ; I'll spin my writton, but his questions were mercilessly to the point. business out, and keep you company with the greatest pleasure. We are both of us on the right side of thirty, sir, - let's enjoy

The Cottage, Thorpe-Ambrose, ourselves. What do you say to diping early, and going to the


“Friday, Jaly 11th, 1851. play, and trying the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park to-morrow “ DEAR SIR-When you did me the favor of calling here a morning, after breakfast ? If we only live like fightiog-cocks, few days since, you asked a question relating to my governess, and go in perpetually for public amusements, we sball arrive in Miss Gwilt, which I thought rather a strange ove at the time, no time at the mons sana in corpore sano of the ancients. and which caused, as you may remember, a momentary em barDon't be alarmed at the quotation, sir. I dabble a little in rassment between us. Latin after business hours, and enlarge my sympathies by " This morning, the subject of Miss Gwilt has been brought occasional perusal of the pagan writers, assisted by a crib. to my nutice again, in a manner which has caused ne the William, dinner at five ; and, as it's particularly important to utmost astonishment. In plain words, Mrs. Milroy bas ioday, I'll see the cook myself."

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This straightforward let. ter at once dissipated the confusion wbich bad thus far existed in Allan's mind; he saw the spare in which be had been caugbt, as be bad not seen it yet. Mrs. Milroy had clearly placed bim between two alternatives—the alternative of patting bimself in the wrong, by declining to answer ber husband's questions ; or the alternative of meanly sheltering his re-ponsibility bebind the resp nsibility of a woman, by acknowledging to the major's own face that the major's wife had deceived him. In this difficulty Allan acted, as usual, without hesitation. His


consider their correspondence private still bound

hi disgracefully as she of having deceived us by a false reference. On my expressing had abused it. And his resolution was as immovable as ever the surprise wbich such an extraordinary statement caused me, to let no earthly consideration tempt bim into betraying Miss and requesting that it might be instantly substantiated, I was Gwilt. “I may have behaved like a fool," he thought, “but still furtber astonished by being told to apply for all particulars I won't break my word ; and I won't be the means of turning to no less a person than Mr. Armadale. I have vainly re-tbat miserable woman adrift in the world again." quested some further explanation from Mrs. Milroy; she He wrote to the major as artlessly and briefly as he had writpersists in maintaining silence, and in referring me to your- ten to the major's wife. He declared his powillingness to cause self.

a friend and neighbor any disappointment, if he could possibly “Under these extraordinary circumstances I am compelled, help it. On this occasion he had no other choice. The quesia justice to all parties, to ask you certain questions, which I tions the major asked him were questions which he could not will endeavor to put as plainly as possible, and which I am consent to answer. He was not very clever at explaining bimquite ready to believe (from my previous experience of you) self, and he hoped he might be excused for putting it in that that you will answer frankly on your side.

way, and saying no more. I beg to inquire in the first place, whether you admit or Monday's post brought with it Major Milroy's rejoinder, and deny Mrs. Milroy's assertion, that you have made yourself closed the correspondence. acquainted with particulars relating either to Miss Gwilt or to Miss Gwilt's reference, of which I am entirely ignorant' In

“ The Cottage, Thorpe-Ambrose, Sunday. the second place, if you admit the truth of Mrs. Milroy's "SIR-Your refusal to answer my questions, unaccompanied statement, I request to know how you became acquainted with as it is by even the shadow of an excuse for such a proceeding, those particul r8 ? Thirdly, and lastly, I beg to ask you what can be interpreted but in one way. Besides being an implied the particulars are ?

acknowle Igment of the correctness of Mrs. Milroy's statement, "If any special justification for putting these questions be it is also an implied reflection on my governess's character. As needed—which, purely as a matter of courtesy towards yourself, I an act of iustice towards a lady who lives under the protection I am willing to admit-I beg to remind you that the most precious charge in my house, the charge of my daughter, is confided to Miss Gwilt; and that Mrs. Milroy's statement places you, to all appearance, in the position of being competent to tell me whether that charge is properly bestowed or not.

I have only to add that, as nothing has thus far occurred to justify me in entertaining the slightest suspicion either of my governess or her reference, I shall wait before I make any appeal to Miss Gwilt until I have received your answer--wbich I shall ex. pect by return of post.

“ Believe me, dear sir, faithfully yours, "DAVID MILROY.":


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of my roof, and who has given me no reason whatevır to dis- | all Allan's plans for a visit to Somersetshire was accomplished trust her, I shall now sbow our correspondence to Miss Gwilt; on the spot. and I Вball repeat to her the conversation which I had with Prdgit, junior, happened that morning to be first at the Mrs Milroy on this subject, io Mrs. Milroy's presence.

breakfast-table. When Alan came in, he relapsed loto bls pro“One word more respecting the future relations between us, fessional manner, and offered a letter to his patron with a bow and I bave done. My ideas on certain subjects are, I dare say, performed in dreary silence. the ideas of an old-fashioned man. In my time, we had a code "For me?" inquired Allan, shrinking instinctively from a o: hopor by which we regulated our actions. According to new correspondent. that code, if a man made private inquiries into a lady's affairs, “For you, sir—from my father," replied Pedgift, "enclosed without being either her husband, her father, or ber brother, in one to myself. Perhaps you will allow me to suggest, by he subjected himself to the responsibility of justifying his way of preparing you for--for something a little unpleasantconduct in the estimation of others; and if he evaded that that we shall want a particularly good dinner to-day ;-and (if responsibility, he abdicated the position of a gentleman. It is they're not performing any modern German music tn-night,) I quite possible that this antiquated way of thinking exists no think we should do well to finish the evening melodiously at looger ; but it is too late for me, at my time of life, to adopt the Opera." more modern views. I am scri pulously anxious, seeing that "Something wrong at Thorpe-Ambrose ?'' asked Allan, we live in a country and at a time in which the only court of “Yes, Mr. Armadale, ; something wrong at Thorpe-Amhonor is a police court, to express myself with the utmost brose." moderation of language upon this the last occa.ion that I shail Allan sat down resignedly, and opened the letter. have to communicate with you. Allow me, therefore, merely to remurk, that our jieas of the conduct wbich is becoming in

' High Street, Thorpe-Ambrose, [“ Private and confidential."

"17th July, 1851. a gentleman, differ seriously ; and permit me on this account to request that you will consider yourself for the future as a " DEAR SIR-I cannot reconcile it with my sense of duty to stranger to my family and to myself.

your interests, to leave you any longer in ignorance of reports “ Your obedient servant, DAVID MILROY."

current in this town and its neighborhood, which, I regret to

say, are reports affecting yourself. The Monday morning on which his client received the major's The first intimation of anything unpleasant reached me on letter, was the blackest Monday that bad yet been marked Monday last. It was widely rumored in the town that somein Pedgiit's calender. When Allan's first angry sense of the thing bad gone wrong at Major Milroy's with the new gove tone of contempt in which his friend and neigh or pronounced erness, and that Mr. Armadale was mixed up in it. I paid no sentence on him had subsided, it lest bim sunk in a state of heed to this, believing it to be one of the many trumpery pieces of depression from which no efforts made by his traveling com- scandal perpetually set going here ; and as necessary ag the air pavion could rouse him for the rest of the day. Reverting they breathe, to the comfort of the inhabitants of this highly naturally, now that bis sentence of badishment had been pro- respectabla plece. pourced, to his eirly intercourse with the cottage, his memory "Tuesday, however, put the matter in a new light. The went back to Neelie, more regretíully and more peniteatly than most interesting particulars were circulated on the highest it bad gone back to ber yet. “If she had shut the door on autbority. On Wednesday, the gentry in the neighborhood me, instead of her father," was the bitter reflection with which took the matter up, and universally sanctioned the view adopted Allan now reviewed the past, “I shouldn't have had a word to by the town. To-day, the public feeling has reached its climax, say against it; I should have folt it served me right."

and I find myself under the necessity of making you acquainted The next day brought another letter-a welc me letter this with what has happened. time, from Mr. Brock. Allan had written to Somersetshire on

To begin at the beginning. It is asserted that a correg. the subject of refitting the yacht some days since. The letter pondence took place la t week between Major Milroy and yourhad found the rector engaged, as he innocently supposed, in pro- self; in which you cast a very serious suspicion on Miss Gwilt's tecting his old pupil against the woman wbom he had watchel respectability, withont defining your accusation, and without in London, and whom he now believed to have followed bim (on being applied to) producing your proofs. Upon this, the back to his own bome. Acting under the directions sent to major appears to have felt it his duty (while assuring his gove ber, Mrs. Oldershaw's housemaid hard completed the mystifica- erness of his own firm belief in her respectability) to inform her tion of Mr. Brock. She had tranquilized all further anxiety on of what had happened, in order that she might have no future the rector's part, by giving him a written undertaking (in the reason to complain of bis having bad any concealments from character of Miss Gwilt), engaging never to approach Mr. her in a matter affecting her character. Very magnanimous on Armadıle, either personally or by letter! Firmly persuaded the major's part; but you will see directly that Miss Grilt was that he had won the victory at last, poor Mr. Brock answered more magnanimous still. After expressing her thanks in a Allan's note in the highest spirits, expressing some natural most becoming manner, she requested permission to withdraw surprise at his leaving Thorpe-Ambrose, but readily promising herself from Major Milroy's service. that the yacht should be refitted, and offeriog the hospitality of “ Various reports are in circulation as to the governess's reathe rectory in the heartiest manner.

son for taking this step. This letter did wonders in raising Allan's spirits. It gave him “ The authorized version (as sanctioned by the resident a new interest to look to, entirely disassociated from his past gentry) represents Miss Gwilt to have said that she could not life ia Norfolk. He began to count the days that were still to condescend-in justice to herself, and in justice to her highly pass before the return of his absent friend. It was then Tuesa respectable reference-to defend ber reputation against undeday. If Midwinter came back from his walking trip, as he bait fined imputations cast on it by a comparative stranger. At the engaged to come back, in a fortnight, Saturday would find him same time it was impossible for her to pursue such a course of at Thorpe. Ambrose. A note sent to meet the traveler might conduct as this, unless the possessed a freedom of action which bring him to London the same night; and, if all went well, was quite incompatible with her contiouing to occupy the before another week was over, they might be afloat together ia dependent position of a governess. For that reason she felt it the yacht.

incumbent on her to leave her situation. But while doing this, The next day passed, to Allan's relief, without bringing any she was equally determined not to lead to any mis-interpretaletter. The spirits of Pedgift rose sympathetically with the tion of her motives, by leaving the neighborhood. No matter spirits of his client. Towards dinner-time he reverted to the at what inconvenience to herself, she would remain long enough mens sana in corpore sano of the ancients, and issued his orders at Thorpe-Ambrose to await any more definitely-expressed im. to the head-waiter more royally than ever.

putations that might be made on her character, and to repel Thursday came and brought the fatal postman with more them publicly the instant they assumed a tangible form. news from Norfolk. A letter-writer now stepped on the scene "Such is the position which this b'gh-inin:led lady has taken wbo bad not appeared there yet ; and the total overthrow of l up, with an excellent effect on the public mind in these parts.

It is clearly her interest, for some reason, to leave her situation, "So it is,” said Allan. “Thank you for reminding me of it. without leaving the neighborhood. 00 Monday last she estab- Telegraph to them! Tell your father to give every man ia lisbed berself in a cheap lodging on the outskirts of the town. Thorpe-Ambrose the lie direct, in my name. Put it in capital And on the same day, she probably wrote to her reference, for letters, Pedgift-put it in capital letters !" yesterday there came a letter from that lady to Major Milroy, Pedgift emiled and shook his head. If he was acquainted full of virtuous indigoation, and courting the fullest inquiry. with no other variety of hyman nature, be thorougbly knew The letter has been shown publicly, and has immensely the variety that exists in country towns. strengthened Miss Gwilt's position. She is now considered to “It won't have the least eff-ct on them, Mr. Armadale,” be be quite a heroine. The Thorpe-Ambrose Mercury, has got a remarked quietly. “They'll only go on lying harder than leading : sticle about her, comparing her to Joan of Arc. It is ever. If you want to upset the whole town, one line will do it. considerent probable that she will be referred to in the sermon With five shillingsworth of human labor and electric finid, sir next Suoday. We reckon five strong-minded single ladies in (I dabb'e a littie in science after business hours), we'll explode this neighborhood --add all five have called on ber. A testi- a bombshell in Thorpe-Ambrose !" He produced the bombmonial was suggested ; but it has been given up at Miss Gwilt's shell os he spoke :-“A. Pedgiit, junior, to A. Pedgist, senior.owo request, and a general movement is now on foot to get her Spread it all over the place that Mr. Armadale is coming down employment as a teacher of music. Lastly, I bave had the by the next train," honor of a visit from the lady berself, in her capacity of martyr, “More words," soggested Allan, looking over his shoulder. to tell me, in the sweetest manner, that she doesn't blame Mr. “Make it stronger." Armadale; and that sbe considers him to be an innoceat instrue “Leave my father to make it stronger, sir," returned the ment in the hands of other and more desigoing people. I was judicious Pedgift. “My father is on the spot-and his comcirefully on my guard with her; for I don't altogether believe mand of language is something quite extraordinary." He rang in Miss Gwilt, and I have my lawyer's suspicions of the motive the bell, and dispatched tbe telegram. that is at the bottom of her present proceedings.

Now that something had been done, Allan subsided grado“I have written thus far, my dear sir, with little hesitation ally into a state of composure. He looked back again at Mr. or embarrassment. But there is uofortunately a serious side to Pedgist's letter, and then handed it to Mr. Pedgift's son, this business as well as a riiiculous side ; and I must unwil- Can you guess your father's plan for setting me right in lingly come to it before I close my letter.

the neighborhood ?” he asked. “ It is, I think, quite impossible that you can permit your- Pedgift the younger shook his wise head. “His plan appears self to be spoken of as you are spoken of now, witbout stirring to be connected in some way, sir, with his opinion of Miss personaliy in the matter. You have unluckily made maoy Gwilt.”' enemies here, and foremost among them is my colleague, Mr. "I wonder what be thinks of her ?" said Allan. Darch. He bas been showing everywhere a somewhat rashly. “ I shouldn't be surprised, Mr. Armadale," returned Pedgift expressed letter you wrote to him, on the subject of letting the junior, "if his opinion staggers you a little, when you come to cottage to Major Milroy instead of to himself; and it has helped hear it. My father has had a large legal experience of the to exasperate the feeling against you. It is roundly stated in so shady side of the sex-and he learnt his profession at the Old many words, that you have been prying into Miss Gwilt's Bailey." family affairs, with the most dishonorable motives ; that you Allan made no further inquiries. He seemed to shrink from have tried, for a profligate purpose of your own, to damage her pursuing the suhj.ct, after having started it himself. “Let's reputation, and to deprive her of the protection of Major Mil- be doing something to kill the time," he said. “Let's pick roy's roof; and that, after having been asked to substantiate up and pay the bill." by proof the suspicions that you have cast on the reputation of They packed up, and paid the bill. The hour came, and the a defenceless woman, you have maintained a silence which traio left for Norfolk at last. condemns you in the estimation of all honorable men.

While the travelers were on their way back, a somewhat "I hope it is quite unnecessary for me to say, that I don't longer telegraphic message than Allan's was flashing its way attach the smallest particle of credit to these infamous reports. past them along the wires, in the reverse direction-from But they are too widely spread, and too widely believed to be Thorpe-Ambrose to London. The message was in cypher, and treated with contempt. I strongly urge you to return at the signs being interpreted, it ran thug:once to tbis place, and to take the necessary measures for “From Lydia Gwilt to Maria Olderebaw-Good news! He is defending your character, in concert with me, as your legal comiog back. I mean to have an interview with him. Everyad viser. I bave formed, since my interview with Miss Gwilt, thing looks well. Now I have left the cottage I have no a very strong opinion of my own on the subject of that lady, women's prying eyes to dread, and I can come and go as I which it is not necessary to commit to paper. Suffice it to say please. Mr. Midwinter is luckily out of the way. I don't bere, that I shall have a means to propose to you for silencing despair of becoming Mrs. Armadale yet. Whatever happens, the slanderous tongues of your neighbors, on the success of depend on my keeping away from London, until I am certain which I stake my professional reputation, if you will only back of pot taking any spies after me to your place. I am in no me by your presence and authority.

hurry to leave Thorpe-Ambrose. I mean to be even with Miss “It may, perhaps, help to show you the necessity there is for Milroy first.” your return, if I mention one other 98sertion respecting your

Shortly after that message was received in London, Allan was self, which is in everybody's month. Your absence is, I blush to tell you, attributed to the meanest of all motives. It is said back again in his own house. It was evening-Pedgift, junior, that you are remaining in London because you are afraid to had just left him—and Pedgift, senior, was expected to call on

business in half an hour's time. show your face at Thorpe-Ambrose. Believe me, dear sir, your faithful servant,

A. PEDGIFT, Senior." Allan was of an age to feel the sting contained in the last A CONSIDEBATE BRIDE.—A marriage was taking place a few sentence of his lawyer's letter. He started to his feet in a par- years back at Paris. The bridegroom, an honest and induoxysm of indiguation, which revealed his churacter to Pedgiit trious locksmith, was uneducated, and when called on to riun junior in an entirely new light.

the register, marked a cross, The bride, on the contrary, al“ Where's the time-table?"' cried Allan. “I noust go back though belonging to a poor family, bad received an excellent to Thorpe-Ambrose by the next train! If it doesn't start education. Nevertheless, when the pen was passed to her, ste directly, I'll have a special engine. 'I must and will go back also signed a cross. The bridesmaid, a former school-fellow of instantly, aud I don't care two straws for the expense !" the bride, having expressed ber astonishment, the young wise

“Suppose we telegraph to my fitber, sir?" suggested the replied :-“Would you have me humiliate any busband ? Tojudicious Pedgift. “It's the quickest way of expressing your morrow I will commence myself teaching him to read and feeliogs, and the cheapest."


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This twin-horror to Libby prison, from which it is distant not The steamship Golden Rule, belonging to the Central Ameriover a few hundred yards, was, like its companion bastile, for- can Transit Company line of California steamers via Nicaraumerly used as a warehouse. When, however, the rebellion gua, leit New York, May 220, with 535 passengers, and a crew commenced, it was converted into a prison for the brave soldiers of one hundred, all told, for San Juan (Greytown). Everywho were so unfortunate as to fall into the hands of the rebel thing proceeded favorably until the afternoon of the 29th, when government. As a sad memorial of our martyred patriots, we the weather became very dark and squally with torrents of give an accurate sketch of it to our readers.

rain, which continued througi the night. On the morning of May 30, at 3:30, the ship struck on Roncador reef, in the Car

ribean sea, in latitude 13 33, longitude 80 04, and in thirty HOUSE OF GENERAL C. LEE.

minutes she bilged. About two minutes before the ship struck Our artist, who accompanied General Sheridan's forces in the the reef was seen, the helm was put hard-a-starboard ; the enShenandoah valley, sent ng a sketch of this carious old house. gines stopped, and had made a half-turn back when she struck. General L-e sp-nt the latter part of his life in an abstemious and side on the reef. At the same time the engineer reported the

Every exertion was made to save the ship, but she came broad-
solitary manuer, aloof from the awakening energy and stir of the
young Republic. There was no other human being in the house breaking of the main steampipe, and the water gaining very
he occupied. His companions were his books and dogs-the lat- fast. The boats were immediately lowered and brought under

the lee-side of the ship.
ter sharing the same shelter, and eating the same food, from the
same dishes, as their eccentric master. His will is a curious

The masts were cut away, and the ship's company at once relic and expression of independent opinion. It contains,

commenced building rafts for the safety or the prissengers and among other original sentiments, which we have not space to

crew. During the day there was a bigh breeze from the southquote, the novel assertion that man is no more responsible for ward, with heavy rain squalls and a very heavy swell, which the nature of bis religious opinions than for the color of his completely broke over the ship. In the afternoon Roncador skin. The building in which his strange hermit-existence was

Island, about six miles distant from the wreck, was discovered passed is in good order, and is an interesting monument of the by Mr. Underbill, Chief Engineer, who visited it, and reported olden time.

it to be some twelve acres in extent, without rbrubbery of any kind and uninhabited, except by birds and land crabs.

On the night of the 31st the ship commenced to break up, THE LITTLE KITTEN.

and from that time until June 5, the crew were entirely en

gaged in securing provisions, stores, baggage, mattresses, W. L. Thomas, brother to the already famous G. H. Thomas, blankets, &c. 80 well known for his elaborate pictures of state ceremonial, The work of transportation was accomplished without the has lately earned a very enviable dame by several water-color 1088 of life. sketches of considerable ability. Ry trade an engraver, he bad, About half of the baggage and stores was saved, the latter while patiently workiug upon the fancies of others, acquired in a very bad condition. At 1, p.m., Jane 2, a boat was disthat delicate discrimination wbich sees what will please the patched in charge of the second officer, Mr. Reid, with the public eye; this many have cultivated until it has become purser, Mr. Rogers, to Aspinwall, 250 miles distant, for assistalmost an instipat. During a visit to France he was much impressed with the peasant character of the sea coast, and sent After being cleven days on the island, the passengers and several sketches to the Pall Mall Gallery in London. We have crew of the ill-fated vessel were rescued by the United States engraved the most characteristic of these pictures, representing gunboats Huntsville and the State of Georgia, which were sent two children, evidently belonging to some Picardy fisherman: from Aspin wall to their relief. They reached the Isthmus on Ap English critic in writing about this ijentical sketch says: Sunday the 11th June, all in good health, and were forwarded

“Take, wo say, this example, and its truth of local color at once to San Francisco by the steamer America. will be apparent at a glance. Almost as vividly as ii we saw The loss of the Golden Rale appears to have been parely accithem, do these children stand out against the sunlighted wall dental, the ship being carried off her course by strong currents. of that crazy old fisberman's cottage (as we infer it to be by the haddock drying against the wall)-the girl with the quaint, old-fasbioned mob-cap; the ear-rings, shawl, jerkin, and short JESSIE BROWN ANNOUNCING “TAE CAMPBELLS ARE petticoat of the full-grown Picardy fishwoman; the miniature

COMING." matelot, clad, not leas precociously, in his great red worsted cup, coarse, shrunken blue over-shirt, and baggy, pieced-out, tar-begrimed, and polished trousers. Even the rude flags they

We reduce Goodall's celebrated picture of “The Campbells stand upon remind one of the wretched trottoirs of the French

are Coming" to a size that the readers of FRANK Leslie's coast and provincial towns, the unevenness of wbich is said to Lady's MAGAZINE can see it, and enjoy one of the most striking account for an extra development of the gastrocnemii or call compositions of modern times. It is founded upon the somemuscles in the French. Nor is the employment of these little what apocryphal story, that, at the very moment when death folk less characteristic of girlbood and boyhood in general, stared the doomed British garrison at Lucknow in the facewhether abroad or at home. Though beyond the doll period, for surrender involved horrors beyond description—a Scotch the little matron must needs bave something to nurse, so, in lassie, wise of a British corporal, while sitting on the ramparts, default of a baby sister, she cradles the family kitten in her sprang to her feet, and electrified the soldiers around her by arms; and the boy, sea-urchin as he is, unable to restrain his crying out, “Diana ye hear the pibroch, over the hills awa'. mischievous—but, as we see by his expression, hardly cruel- 'Tis the slogan of the Campbells, and the grandest of them a'." propensities, teases tiny pns-y by tickling her ears with a straw, The artist has happily taken the emphatic instant when this an experiment in natural history to which that little animal startling announcement was confirmed by the advancing Founds, will probably ere loog make some sharp opposition."

which grew louder and louder, until conviction was forced into even the mind of the cautious colonel, who stands, as it were,

listening to what, after all, may be merely an auricular deluNATURALISTS assert that the leaves of trees are continually sion. The expression of thankfulness, amouoting to rapture in a fluttering motion in order to purify the air by flapping it. almost to swooning, is admirably depicted in the face of the And nerhaps the continual motion of a woman's tongue is to colonel's wife, who seems scarcely able to clasp her child. But assist in shaking and jolting the atmosphere for a similar pur- every figure is a study, and calculated to arouse the deepest pose.

sympathies of the heart.


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