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"You mean that George has
forgotten me, do you not?"
And whether it were Philip's
voice, or the music that still went on, she was answered,
"Still," she pursued, "love is
not a bargain. If we have lost it once it is forever. There can be no second
"There is indifference, however,
and weariness on your part," he returned, "and an active will on mine. You have
no longer any thing with which to oppose me; and I am not only willing, but
intend to take you, cold as you are. You have only to choose between meeting
'them,' coming here to triumph over you, forlorn and desolate, or as my wife, to
seem, at least, in their eyes, unhurt, unharmed. That is your affair, not mine."
This was Philip, the true-hearted
gentleman, the faithful lover of truth and right! No longer was there hope of
refuge for her in such a heart as that; but she might have rest from struggling,
purchase peace from his will, by yielding to it. He had only spoken truth.
Sooner or later he must triumph. Why prolong the contest? In his hand he held a
ring—"Fortis" glittered on it in the firelight, the motto of the iron race of
Duponts. He had slipped it on her finger, he had kissed the little passive hand,
he had called her "his" before he left her. And again, as the door closed after
him, she heard with wonder how the storm had grown; with what wild tumult it
raved about the cozy little house; and how the air was full of sighing, wailing
voices. As she listened to them, she was startled by a sigh close at her side,
and looking up with dread, saw a dark, motionless figure within reach of her
hand. Her heart beat wildly —stopped—throbbed sickeningly again. What was this?
She raised herself, she held out her hands, she cried out in terror, as a sudden
jet of flame, shooting up from the glowing cinders, shone full on the face of
George. She had not heard him come; she could not divine how he had entered; but
she sprang to her feet, she clasped him close. She never once remembered his
falsehood, his marriage. It was enough that his eyes looked down on her as
tenderly as when they parted; that he called her "Precious," as he had done
then; that he held her fast in his arm, as if he thought her "precious," as they
sat together on the sofa.
"My little Sophie, you have been
true!" were his first words. "God bless you, and forgive me for doubting you;
but I heard some hateful rumors of you and Philip, and when I met him coming
from here, and looking so exultant, I half believed them."
True! with that circlet galling
her finger for evermore. True! with that device on her third finger striking out
into unbearable light in his very sight!
"I have been through a great
agony," he went on, not observing her silence. "Only two weeks ago I emerged
from delirium and monstrous dreams, that were to be counted by weeks, not days.
In all that time you had received no word from me, and the thought made me so
mad to come to you that I retarded my own recovery. The pain and fever were
nothing to the avarice with which I counted the seconds, to the miserable
helplessness with which I have submitted to the creeping of express trains, to
the irritation with—with—why, what is this?" for he had seen the ring at last—at
last; its baleful lettering had obtruded itself on his sight. He had recognized
it; and if it had been an asp, and stung him, he could not have looked at it
with more ashy horror—spoken more falteringly: "Sophia, what is this?"
She was silent; her bowed head
and shrinking figure speaking to him plainly enough.
"Answer," he said, sternly. "Did
you ever love me?"
"Then you were too weak to be
"I think I was mad."
He rose, casting her aside like
an infected thing; but she clung to him.
"Oh! don't hate me."
"Hate you! Not at all. I don't
hate the thistle because it has not proved the lily that I expected. I only
despise my own folly."
"Alas! I have harmed you as well
as myself. You will never again believe in woman's faith and truth."
"Oh yes; only I will apportion my
belief better. I will grant them capable of faith for half an hour—truth while
they are talking."
He thrust her off as he spoke,
pushing away her clinging fingers rudely. She sprang after him, sobbing,
struggling with the arms that held her, still believing in the miserable truth
of her dream —looking up piteously into the grave, attentive face of
Philip—seeing, with wonder, that there were lights in the room, and that her
mother was standing near the door.
"Philip!" she cried out, wildly,
"be generous. I can not, oh, I can not!" as she was not yet fully awake, still
putting forth all her little strength to escape.
"You see," said Philip's deep
voice, glancing slightly toward her mother, "how worse than hopeless it is!"
Then to Sophie: "If any thing that I have ever said or dared to hope has pained
you, I here renounce it; bury it deep, forget it, and think of me in future as
only your friend, but a friend always—till death—"
Something in his face told her
that the sentence was unfinished—something in the pain of his look, and the way
in which her mother glanced at the half-open door, gave her a guess of what was
waiting in the shadow of the hall. Before the door slowly opened—before he came
pale and ghost-like with wasting sickness, but glad and eager—before she sprang
into his arms with a cry that pierced the hearts of those who heard it—she was
sure that it was George.
And Philip? There must always be
pain to bring forth life. Trees fall that fires may burn and homes be joyful;
mountains grind away that valleys may be enriched. To some it is given to
suffer, as to others to rejoice; and he won his cross as they their crown.
FIGHT OFF CHARLESTON.
IN our last we announced, on the
strength of rebel telegrams to
Richmond, which had found their way into the
New York Herald, that the rebel rams at
Charleston had attacked our blockading fleet
off Charleston, and destroyed the Mercedita. We have since received a sketch of
the affair from an occasional correspondent, which we reproduce on
and subjoin the following reliable account of the transaction:
It appears from the statement of
an intelligent eye-witness that the cause of this attack of the rebel rams on
our squadron was owing to the capture of the Princess Royal, the captain and
pilot of that vessel having escaped ashore during the darkness of the night, and
communicated intelligence to the enemy.
The Princess Royal endeavored to
run the blockade by way of Beach Inlet on the 29th ult., but was discovered by
the pilot-boat Blunt. On signal being given the Unadilla proceeded toward her,
and captured the prize without other assistance. It was then discovered that the
captain and pilot had succeeded in getting ashore by a small boat, carrying
important dispatches to the rebel Government. The Unadilla carried her to the
side of the Housatonic, and lay there till daylight, when a thunder of guns was
heard, accompanied by sharp flashes of fire. It was supposed that our fleet was
engaged in making, or the Alabama or Florida were endeavoring to force, an
entrance. At daybreak two rebel iron-clads were seen coming down from the
direction of Stone Inlet toward our fleet.
They attacked the Mercedita
first. One ram struck her on the water ridge, keeling her over, and at the same
time firing a shot, which entered one of her boilers, causing the death of three
persons, including a gunner, by a shot and steam. The ram then hailed the
Mercedita, and Captain Stellwagen lowered one of his small boats, after leaving
one of the plugs out, allowing the water to enter it. The ram answered our hail
by replying, "Confederate ram Palmetto State. Do you surrender?" This was
repeated three times, Captain Stellwagen replying at each inquiry, "I am in a
sinking condition." The rebels answered, "God damn you to hell, if you don't
surrender we will blow you out of water. Send your boat aboard."
The boat which Captain Stellwagen
lowered then conveyed his lieutenant (executive officer) to the side of the
rebel ram, and the officer asked to be admitted on board. This was refused. The
lieutenant then repeated Captain Steliwagen's statement that "we are in a
sinking condition." The rebel officer replied, "You can't sink lower than the
rails; we can not take you aboard." The officer then gave his parole, as
demanded, and returned to his ship. The rebels were thus successfully deceived
as to the condition of the Mercedita, thinking she was in a sinking condition.
She lay in shoal water, and hence their reply that "she could not sink lower
than her rails."
The ram then steamed toward the
Keystone State, and sent a shot through her steam drum, causing the death of
twenty-one persons—twelve by the shot and nine by being scalded by steam.
Fifteen were wounded, and are lying at Port Royal, some in a precarious
condition. In the mean time the United States gun-boat Housatonic engaged the
other ram, driving her away. At half past six o'clock in the morning both rams
left the scene and proceeded up to Charleston.
During this attack on our fleet,
the Princess Royal, which lay near the Housatonic, and was the chief object of
contest on both sides, succeeded in getting off, mainly through the energies of
Third Assistant Engineer Thurston, who piled into her fires all the inflammable
material at hand.
Attention Agents, Soldiers, and
Any one wishing to purchase
JEWELRY, I will send as sample, on the receipt of $1, together with my wholesale
Circular, either a Gold Masonic Pin or Ring, or a Gent's Cluster Pin with Chain
attached, or a neat new style Vest Chain, or Neck Chain, or a splendid Gold Pen
and Pencil, or a beautiful Engraved Bracelet, or Spring Locket, or a California
Diamond Ring or Pin. B. T. HAYWARD, Manufacturing Jeweler, 208 Broadway, N. Y.
NATIONAL AMERICAN AMUSEMENT
CARDS. Colonel for King, Goddess of Liberty for Queen, and Major for Jack. 52
enameled cards to the pack. Eagles, Shields, Stars, and Flags are the suits, and
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The Family Circle Glee Book,
containing about 200 Songs, Glees, Choruses, &c., including many of the most
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Singing Classes, and the Home Circle. By Elias Howe. 2 Vols., each $1.25.
Mailed, post-paid, on receipt of price, by DITSON & CO., Publishers, Boston.
Cured by Bates' Patent Scientific
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Fine Sleeve and Bosom Studs.
Sleeve and Bosom Studs made of
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To be sold for One Dollar each, without regard to value,
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SPLENDID LIST!! OF ARTICLES TO BE SOLD FOR ONE
100 Gold Hunting Cased
Watches $100.00 each. 100 Gold Watches 60.00 each. 200 Ladies' Gold Watches 35.00
each. 500 Ladies' and Gent's Silver
Watches 15.00 each. 3000 Vest and Neck Chains 5.00
to 10.00 each. 3000 Gold Band Bracelets 5.00
to 10.00 each. 3000 " " " 3.00 to 5.00 each.
3000 Cameo Brooches 4.00 to
6.00 each. 3000 Mosaic and Jet Brooches
4.00 to 6.00 each. 3000 Lava and Florentine
Brooches 4.00 to 6.00 each. 3000 Coral, Opal, and Em.
Brooches 4.00 to 6.00 each. 3000 Cameo Ear Drops 4.00 to
6.00 each. 3000 Mosaic and Jet Ear Drops
4.00 to 6.00 each. 3000 Lava and Florentine Ear
Drops 4.00 to 6.00 each. 3000 Coral, Em., and Opal Ear
Drops 4.00 to 8.00 each. 5100 Gent's Breast Pins 2.50
to 8.00 each. 3000 Watch Keys 2.00 to 6.00
each. 5000 Fob and Ribbon Slides
2.00 to 6.00 each. 5000 Sets of Bosom Studs 2.50
to 6.00 each. 5000 Sleeve Buttons 2.50 to
6.00 each. 6000 Plain Rings 2.50 to 5.00
each. 6000 Stone Set Rings 2.50 to
6.00 each. 6000 Lockets 2.50 to 10.00
each. 5000 Sets Ladies' Jewelry 5.00
to 10.00 each. 10000 Gold Pens, Silver M'ted
Holders 4.00 to 5.00 each.
10000 Gold Pens, with Silver
Extension Cases and Pencils 4.00 to 6.00
All Gold Pens 14 Carats and Warranted. All of the above list of Goods
will be sold for one dollar each. Certificates of all the various articles,
stating what each one can have, are first put into envelopes, sealed up, and
mixed; and when ordered, are taken out without regard to choice, and sent by
mail, thus giving all a fair chance. On receipt of the Certificate, you will see
what you can have, and then it is at your option to send one dollar and take the
article or not.
In all transactions by mail, we
shall charge for forwarding the Certificates, paying postage, and doing the
business, 25 cents each, which must be inclosed when the Certificate is sent
for. Five Certificates will be sent for $1; eleven for $2; thirty for $5;
sixty-five for $10; and a hundred for $15.
AGENTS.—Those acting as Agents
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remittance amounts to one dollar. Agents will collect 25 cents for every
Certificate, and remit 15 cents to us, either in cash or postage stamps. Great
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address, Town, County, and State. Address J. H. WINSLOW & CO., 208 Broadway, New York. SALESROOMS COR. JOHN AND NASSAU
STREETS, New York, Feb. 14, 1863.
TO OUR PATRONS!—Our prices, on
and after date, will be regulated by the following schedule: Should Exchange
advance, a proportionate difference will be made in the rates. Our goods are
novelties, imported especially for "the times," and can not be obtained from any
The Magic Time Observer,
THE PERFECTION OF MECHANISM!
BEING A HUNTING AND OPEN FACE, OR
LADY'S OR GENTLEMAN'S WATCH COMBINED, WITH PATENT SELF-WINDING IMPROVEMENT.
The NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS,
the leading pictorial paper of the United States, in its issue of Jan. 10th,
1863, on page 147, says: "We have been shown a most pleasing novelty, of which
the HUBBARD BROS., of New York, are the sole importers. It is called the MAGIC
TIME OBSERVER, and is a hunting and open face watch combined. One of the
prettiest, most convenient, and decidedly the best and cheapest timepiece for
general and reliable use ever offered. It has within it and connected with its
machinery, its own winding attachment, rendering a key entirely unnecessary. The
cases of this Watch are composed of two metals, the outer one being fine 16
carat gold. It has the improved ruby action lever movement, and is warranted an
Price, superbly engraved, per
case of a half dozen, $204. Sample Watches, in neat morocco boxes, for those
proposing to buy at wholesale, $35.
The Improved Duplex
In Full Ruby Actions.
A first-class timepiece, of
silver material, over which it electro-fire plated fine 18 k. gold, making the
imitation so faultless that it can not be detected from the solid material by
the most experienced judges; acids will not affect it. Has sweep seconds and
stop movement, and is not to be excelled in general appearance. Engineers,
emigrants, and persons traveling, will find them superior to any others;
alteration of climate will not affect their accuracy. Price $190 per case of
six, or a single one packed in good shape and in best running order, only
Hunting Composition Cased Levers.
English manufacture movement;
capped and full jeweled, have sunk seconds, and the newest improvements. Heavy
cased and good imitation of gold. Price per case of a half dozen, $110, or per
single one, only $20.
Open Face Ladies' Timepiece.
Jeweled, capped, and all the
recent improvements, electro fire plated with 18 k. gold. A very pretty
ornament, for neatness of design and finish stands unsurpassed. Price per case
of six in good running order, only $90.00. Single one $16.00. Will retail at
from $30 to $50.
Silver Plated Army Watch.
Superior regulated movement and
handsome finish, decorated dial, fancy hands, &c., per case of half dozen, $85.
A single one, $15.
Composition Cased Army Watch.
Jeweled and fancy polished cap,
handsomely engraved, in octagon or round cases. Price per case of a half dozen,
$85. Single one, $15.
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cash remittance of two dollars as a guarantee that the bill will be paid. THESE
RULES ARE POSITIVE, AND WILL NOT BE DEVIATED FROM. BUYERS IN THE ARMY MUST REMIT
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peremptorily declined such commissions. The Express is the cheapest and safest
method of transmitting valuables, but where there is only a mail-route,
purchasers can have their goods sent in that manner by forwarding twelve cents
additional upon every dollars' worth to pay postage. Address HUBBARD BROS., Importers, North cor. John and Nassau
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or the best (Two-threaded) Sewing Machine over manufactured, send to ISAAC HALE,
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commission, as the Agent may choose.
INDIA RUBBER GLOVES
Should be used by every person
who is troubled with Salt Rheum or Chapped Hands, rendering them soft and white
as alabaster. They are impervious to hot or cold water, and for housework and
gardening are invaluable.
Sent by mail, post-paid, on
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RUBBER JEWELRY, &c. Rubber Goods
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Large and thriving settlement of
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"It is one of the most extensive
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farming that we know of this side of the Western Prairies.
These Celebrated Engraved Cards
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Established 1840. For Specimen
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Cristadoro's Hair Dye.
THE BEST IN THE WORLD.
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