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elty was fitted up with a separate blast apparatus Huskisson some coolness had existed, made a sign Saturday evening, was pretty good. The Sonata similar in principle to that of Trevithick, men- of recognition and held out his hand. A hurried in F, of Beethoven, is one of his best. The tioned in a previous paper. The Sanspariel was but friendly grasp was given; and before it was Scherzo required more precision in its exention modeled after Stephenson's engines constructed for loosened there was a general cry from the by- Thes

e by. The Scherzo and Allegro appassionato of Menthe Darlington Railway. The result was, in brief, standers of 'Get in, get in!' Flurried and con

delssohn's Trio are not very clear and intelligible. that the bellows of the Novelty got out of order, fused, Mr. Huskisson endeavored to get round the

| The same criticism may be made upon the Qua. though it moved in its preliminary run at a good open door of the carriage, which projected over rate of speed; that the Sanspariel proved to have the opposite rail, but, in doing so, he was struck thor of

struck tuor of Onslow, in which the best part is Handel's a defect in her boiler, to be over weight, according by the Rocket, and falling, with his leg doubled air, God Save the Queen. to the stipulations, and to consume, on account of across the rail, his limb was instantly crushed. We have said before that Mr. Southard, as the sharpness of the steam-blast, too much fuel or His first words on being raised were, 'I have met Director of an Academy of Music, should not coke; and finally, that the Perseverance could not my death,' which unhappily proved true, for hestialele for his con

stickle for his own tastes or preferences, but move more than five or six miles an hour. The expired the same evening in the parsonage of Rocket got the prize. Its performances on this oc- Eccles." The Northumbrian engine, driven by

should produce any composition that deserves to casion may be summed up as follows: steam was Stephenson himself, conveyed the wounded body be submitted to the judgment of the public. raised in her to lift the safety valve at a pressure of the unfortunate gentleman a distance of about | Communication between America and Europe is, of fifty pounds to the square inch, in fifty-seven fifteen miles in twenty minutes, or at the rate of in our day, so easy and so frequent, that we ought minutes from the time the fire was lighted; she thirty-six miles an hour. This incredible speed not to wait to hear the new and remarkable comran, dragging after her thirteen tons weight, at a burst upon the world with the effect of a new and positions of the age, four or five years after they speed of thirty-five miles in an hour and forty-unlooked-for phenomenon. Mr. Huskisson had have been performed in Europe A eight minutes, and her maximum velocity attained been one of the strongest supporters of the origi-lominont dood and

eminent dead and living composers are unknown during the trial was at the rate of twenty-nine nal bill for the Liverpool and Manchester road,

in Baltimore, where there has never been a good miles an hour, the average speed at the trial being one of Stephenson's earliest and most influentiall" fifteen miles an hour. The result was the greatest friends, and the accident of his death probably

permanent orchestra. This lost time should be astonishment on the part of the spectators. At did as much as anything which had occurred, up redeemed, and with that view the programmes the close of the day's performance, Mr. Cropper, 1 to this time, to verify Stephenson's predictions, ought to be much more diversified. We find on one ot the directors of the line, who had been a and establish the railway and locomotive systems the programmes, since the opening of the season, persistent opponent of Stephenson's locomotive of which he may be looked upon as the author. three overtures of Rossini, two of Weber, and an theories, characteristically cried out, lifting up his! There is little more to add in this connection. Jair from the same: we find the names of Menhands, "Now has George Stephenson delivered The Locomotive became, through the tribulations delssohn and Beethoven three times each, and himself!" The Rocket was afterward sold, when we have recorded, thenceforth a great fact in the

that of Haydn twice. We notice again on the in due course superseded by heavier engines, to a history of the world. George Stephenson died on Mr. Thompson, of Kirkhouse, lessee of the Earlsthe 12th of August, 1848, in the sixty-seventh year

programme for the next concert the names of of Carlisle's lime works, near Carlisle; and on/of his age, prosperous and honored. The charac-| Beethoven and Weber. In short, we note for one occasion, during an election contest, when ter of this man, save as illustrated in the foregoing, I four concerts only eight authors, while we see for used to carry the state of the poll from Midgeholm needs very little commentary. He had done more the same number of concerts at the Conservatory to Kirkhouse, it ran a distance of four miles ir. for the world than Watt, and from equally small of Paris twenty different names. four and a half minutes-thus reaching a speed of beginnings. He was an upright man, remarkable! This variety of music of stule of school is nearly sixty miles an hour! The Rocket weighed for his tenacity for truth, his zeal and belief in

very important, if the Peabody Institute wishes only four tons, and, of course, was superseded by material progress through the agency of the work engines of greater weight and haulage capacity. Providence had given him to do. He did his work to deserve the name of Academy of Music: After it had fallen into disuse, it was transferred with great courage; he was gifted with great facul- not to be considered a kind of musical club for to the Museum of Patents at Kensington, where it ties, a large heart and a generous, simple, loving the execution of certain peculiar music. Instead is still to be seen. The performance of this ma- disposition; unsordid, but prudent; obstinate, but of three overtures of Rossini, we ought to have chine on the day of trial aforementioned, had generous and forgiving. He was taken from the had, for instance, (we name without any prefershewn that a new power was born into the world, | humblest station, and made one of the greatest lence.) the William Tell of Rossini, Manfred or full of activity and with boundless capacity of apostles of hạman progress the world has ever

| Genevieve of Schumann, or the Carnaval Romain work. It was a simple but admirable contrivance seen. The principle of his life was the noblest,

of Berlioz. Instead of having in the same conof the steam-blast with the multitubular boiler, next to love of God, given among mankind-it that at once gave locomotion a vigorous life and was Work!

cert of Chamber music, Mendelssohn, Beethoven secured the triumph of the railway system.

The origin, progress and early history of Rail- and Haydn, two at least of the selections vuge On the 13th of September, 1830, the Liverpool ways will be given in a concluding number of this to have been replaced, say by Raff's, Brahms , and Manchester line was finished and cpen for re- series.

or Schumann's works. We suggest, also, to Mr. ception. On this occasion many distinguished

Southard, Ten-Brink, whose chamber-music comgentlemen were present, including the Duke of FOURTH CONCERT OF THE ACAD

positions have met with success abroad. We Wellington, Sir Robert Peel, Secretary of State,

EMY OF MUSIC. and Mr. Huskisson, Member of Parliament from

will add that the whole of a Symphony by BeetLiverpool. Eight locomotive engines were on the

On account-of the inclemency of the weather hoven, Mozart or Haydn is rarely ever performed ground constructed at the works of Stephenson. -of the selections--of the professors who per- at the Conservatory at Paris. Only certain por In these many improvements had been introduced. formed them—the fourth Concert at the Academy tions are played on the same day, and of these The locomotive system was at last actually upon of Music was quite a small but very scientific always the most clear and attractive are selected. its legs. The engines, hauling trains and passen- family party.

The programme of the concert contains always gers, were driven along the track at the rate of The name of Chamber music indicates of itself some selections from the best Operas, will twenty-four miles an hour. An incident, which that we

r: An incident, which that such musical compositions are intended to Chorusses, generally morceaux d'ensemble. The occurred at the time of this opening, while de-lhe plorable in itself, served to develope in a remarka

*] be played in a room, a parlor, and not in a Concert Academy of Music could use for this purpose the ble manner the capacity for speed possessed by

Hall, where a succession of such pieces, without Chorus Class, and the talent of Miss Jenny Busk, the locomotive. It has been told as follows: "At any Orchestral performances, is both tiresome M. Friedmann, and others. This is the way w Parkside, seventeen miles from Liverpool, the en- and ineffective. Never was such an attempt to have have Concerts both attractive and useful. gines stopped to take in water. The Northum-a Concert exclusively composed of Chamber musicThe compositions of M. Szemelenyi are classical brian engine, driven by George Stephenson, with made in any first-class Conservatory. In a par- enouga to be performed at a Conservatory, and it the carriage containing the Duke of Wellington, lor such music pleases-even when performed by would be well for its Director to have M. Szeme was drawn up on one line, in order that the whole amateurs: in a public concert its success depends lenyi's Symphony performed by the Orchestra of the trains on the other line might pass in review before him and his party. Mr. Huskisson had

upon its being played by artists of such high When a composer of such merit is to be found in alighted from the carriage and was standing on

merit that the fascination exerted by their execu- Baltimore, his music should be brought before the the opposite road, along which the Rocket was ob- tion makes

Sobtion makes one forget the want of ideas, the ob- public. We have insisted at some length on this served rapidly coming up. At this moment, the scurity of the composition, and the absence of subject, because we are convinced that this ye Duke of Wellington, between whom and Mr. I sonorous effects. The execution, however, onltem, used in the similar establishments of Europe,


is the only one fit to elevate the taste of the pub-Admiral Semmes' new book--The Sumter and the HAMMER AND ANVIL. lic and to form its musical education and on his Alabama-intended to be extremely laudatory,

errs against good taste in several particulars. part, Mr. Southard has two or three months in

There are two articles upon scientific subjects-one

BY FRIEDRICH SPIELHAGEN. summer to prepare the elements of the following

on the "Nature and Laws of Light'-another on [Translated from the German for The Statesman.) season, and to have the music sent on from EuPuthe "Progress of Astronomy.” There are two

CHAPTER VIII. rope, though plenty of it is to be found in New military articles-one on “Waterloo-Napoleon As I entered the court through a little door in York, Boston and Philadelphia.

and Wellington''-another on the "Seven Weeks' the park-wall, there stood a light wagon from We shall not conclude without congratulating War” in Germany in the summer of 1866. "The which the horses were being unharnessed, and by the critic of the American for the answer he gives Life and Writings of John Wilson," the Christo- the wagon a man in hunting-dress, his gun upon to a letter of an amateur, who, complaining of pher North of Blackwood's earlier and palmy his shoulder-it was Herr von Zehren. the criticisms made on Mr. Southard, takes that days, forms the subject of an interesting and genial! I had planned to assume toward my host a sort

notice. Admiral Semmes' book, as we have said, I of diplomatic attitude; but I never was a good opportunity to criticize most sharply the clarionet

is highly lauded; some "Northern Geographies’ actor, and had had, besides, so little time to study of the Orchestra, who is no more to blame than come in for a scoring; an article on the “Study of the part, that the friendly smile and cordial grasp many of the other musicians, whom we shall not Sanskrit invites the perusal of the philologist; of the hand with which Herr von Zehren received name here. The musical chronicler of the Amer-papers on the "Great Error of the Eighteenth Cen- me, completely threw me out, and I smiled again, ican is both able and moderate; and that kind of tury' and on the “Early History of Maryland” and returned his grasp with as much fervor as if just criticism is not only a necessity in this city, merit and will receive the attention of students of I had all day been waiting for the moment when I but good and conscientious artists always profit history. These, with the customary book notices, should see my friend and protector :-in a word, I by such, to mend their faults and perfect their complet

heir complete the menu of the present number--a vol-was entirely in the power of the charm with which

ume of nearly 250 pages. The typographical ap- this singular man had, from the first moment of qualities.


pearance of the Review is good; but it would be a our meeting, captivated my young and inexperi-
convenience to readers to receive their numbers lenced heart.
with the leaves already cut-and we might suggest But in truth a maturer understanding than mine
a little more care in proof-reading. Take for ex- might well have been ensnared by the charm of

ample--a selection made at random--the third ar-his manner. Even his personal appearance had THE SOUTHERN REVIEW.

ticle-on “Waterloo." We presume that in the for me something fascinating; and as he stood In the hierarchy of periodical literature--that title of the book under review-Brialmont's Life there, laughing and jesting, with the setting sun is, of the professedly literary sort-there are three of the Duke of Wellington — the Rev. G. R. lighting up a face which seemed really to have orders or grades-the weekly, the monthly, and Gleig, the translator, is meant to be described grown young again from the excitement of his the quarterly. There is, it is true, a Fortnightly as Chaplain-General, not 'Captain-General' to day's sport, and as he took off his cap and pushed Review, and we have seen foreign periodicals that the Forces. We do not know the warrant for the soft fine locks, already touched with gray, from appear at odd intervals of three weeks. These are Captain Brialmont's sudden promotion, in the his nobly formed brow, I thought I had never seen exceptional cases. To the first and humblest class first line of the article, to the rank of Gen- a handsomer man. indicated, belongs this journal. Our contempo-eral. Gurwood, who edited Wellington's dis- 'I came to your bedside this morning,' he said, rary of The New Eclectic represents, and worthily patches, is not 'Gierwood'-nor Lord Ellesmere in a sportive manner; 'but you slept so soundly so, our city and State, in the department of monthly Ellsmere,' nor Clairfait 'Clairsait. Ramillies is that I had not the heart to waken you. Though if literature. The Quarterly rises a peg higher. usually spelt with two l's-Attila with one; Seneff I had known that you could handle a gun as well While The Eclectic, as its name indicates, lays no generally has two f's, and Quatre-Bras gets along as you can rudder and halyards--on-And yet I claims to originality, but culls and transplants with less than three r's. These errors are small in might have known it, for fishing and shooting and from other fields of literature, domestic and for themselves, and we know from experience how -3omething else besides, go together, like sitting eign, flowers to bloom anew in its own garden- difficult it is to escape them entirely. The fre- by the stove and sleeping. But we will make up and this paper is limited by the very conditions of quency of their recurrence in the pages of the for it: we have, thank heaven, more than one day's its existence, the demands upon its space, the brief Review, which ought, in point of typographical shooting before us. And now come in and let us time allowed for preparation, to flying notices of accuracy, to be more like a book than a newspa- talk, while supper is getting ready.' the books and events of each succeeding week-per, is a blemish-albeit, to point them out, be in The room which Herr von Zehren occupied was

The Quarterly, making its appearance at intervals the words of the enthusiastic reviewer of Admiral in the front part of the building, just in the rear of of three months, sits, as it were, as the Tribunal of Semmes' book, like spying 'spots in the sun.' It the dining-room, and his sleeping apartment imlast Resort, in the department of literary justice, only proves that the Review, too, "like all human mediately adjoined it. He entered the latter, and and its utterances are supposed to have all the productions, has its defects.''

conversed with me through the open door, keeping weight which careful study and long deliberation

all the while such a clattering with jugs, basins, can impart. Instead of a newspaper or a maga


and other apparatus of ablution, that I had some zine-it is encyclopædic in its character. Instead From H. Taylor & Co.:

difficulty in understanding what he was saying. I of short notes, it gives us elaborate essays. In- Fallen Pride; or, the Mountain Girl's Love. By Mrs. made out, however, that he had this morning writstead of sketching the outlines of a subject, or D. E. N. Southworth. Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson &

ten to his brother, the Steuerrath, requesting him resting only upon the more salient points-it has

Bros. 1868. time to be full, inquisitive and exhaustive. It is a

| Fair Play; or, the Test of the Love Isle. By Mrs. D. E. to apprise my father where I was now staying.

N. Southworth. Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Bros. My father certainly would not be sorry to hear matter of congratulation that we have in this 1869.

that I had found shelter in the bouse of a friend, country, and particularly in this city-a publica- From Messrs. Cushings & Bailey :

at least until some arrangement could be effected, tion which so nearly comes up to the standard we Tricotrin: the Story of a Waif and a Stray. By "Oui

In similar circumstances, he said, a temporary have indicated -as The Southern Review. Weda.” Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1868.

separation often prevented a perpetual one. And have no hesitation in saving that we record thiel The Wickedest Woman in New York. By C. H. Webb. New York: G. W. Carleton. 1868.

even should this not be the case here, at all events Review as the best quarterly published in this From James S. Waters & Son :--

-here his head dipped into the water, and I lost country. The opinion may be evidence of our

1| Blindpits : a Story of Scottish Life. New York: G. P. the remainder of the sentence. Under any cirprovincialism, as it is thought ‘provincial' to ad- Putnam & Son. 1869.

cumstances-he was saying when he became again mire or approve anything which has not the im- | Search After Truth: Addressed to Young Men. By intelligible-it would be as well if I mentioned to primatur of a New York, or, at least, Boston ed- George W. Egleston. New York: G. P. Putnam &

no one where it was that we had happened to meet. itor. Nevertheless we risk the assertion, and in Son. 1869.

We might have met upon the road, as I was about support of it refer to the number just issued, which From the Publishers :for solidity and variety of matter will compare

Rural Poems. By William Barnes. Boston: Rob- to be ferried over to the island. What was to preerts Bros. 1869.

vent a young man, whose father had just driven favorably with any of its predecessors or with any

Dolores ; a Tale of Disappointment and Distress. By him from his house, from going, if he pleased, as contemporary American publication of the same

Benjamin Robinson. New York: E. J. Hale & Sons. far as the blue sky spread overhead; and why pretensions. The style of some of the articles is 1869. faulty, betraying want of the necessary labor lime The American Farmer. Baltimore: Worthington & should he not meet a gentleman who has a vacant in the composition, or more properly correction.

place in his carriage, and asks the young man if he Lewis.

Tilton's Journal of Horticulture. Boston: Tilton & Co. will not get in? This was all very simple and natThe learned senior Editor, whose hand we detect

New York Musical Gazette. New York : Mason Bros. in several of the articles, does not always write in

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year

Peters' Musical Monthly. New York: J. L. Peters, 198 1868, in the Clerk's office of the United States District the smoothest possible English, and the review of Broadway.

Court of Maryland.

ural. And in fact this was the way he had stated! He went in: through the half-open door I heard (ing: a fellow-sportsman and the owner of an ad. the circumstances in his letter to his brother this him speaking in a low tone with his daughter: my ljoining estate, who brought with him a friend who morning. He had given old Pinnow his cue yes-heart beat-I could not tell why.

was staying at his house, and who had been out terday evening. And besides, the question of 'Well, why do you not come?' he called to me with them shooting. Constance had at once arisen where and how was really nobody's affair. He from the dining-room. I went in: by the table, from the table, and was about to leave the room, added some further remarks with his head inside that to my unaccustomed eye seemed richly spread, in spite of her father's request, uttered in a tone his wardrobe, but I only caught the word 'incon- stood Constance. The light of the hanging lamp that almost made it a command: 'I beg that you veniences.'

fell upon her from above. Whether it was the will remain !'-when the gentlemen entered. One I felt relieved from a load of anxiety. My fright

different light, or the different arrangement of her was a tall, broad-shouldered, fair young man, with ful dream of the morning, of which I had not

hair, which was now combed upward, so as to rest handsome, regular features, and a pair of large, thought during the whole day, had recurred to my

upon her head like a dark crown, with a golden prominent blue eyes that stared out into the world memory in the dusk of the evening twilight. For

for ribbon interwoven in it; or her different attire, with a sort of good-natured astonishment: my a moment an apprehension seized me that my

now a plain blue close-fitting dress, cut low at the host introduced him to me as Herr Hans von Tranfather might think I had made away with myself;

neck, which was covered by a wide lace collar, tow. The other,-a short round figure, whose but it was but for a moment, for youth finds it so

worn somewhat like a handkerchief-whether it head, with its sloping brow, and almost deficient unlikely that others will take things more seriously I was all these together, and in addition the changed occiput, was so small as to leave scarce a hand's than it does itself. One point, however, was clear: lexpression of her face, which had now something breadth of room for his close-cropped, stiff brown that I must give some account of myself to my lindescribably childlike about it, I cannot say; but hair, and whose short turned-up nose, and im. father. But at this thought the old misery came

I scarcely recognised her again: I could have be- mense mouth, always open, and furnished with

se back: I could, in any event, no longer stay here. Ilieved that the Constance I had seen in the morn- large white teeth, gave their possessor a more than And now I suddenly saw a way of escape from ling was the older, more impassioned sister of this passing resemblance to a bull-dog-was called Hert this labyrinth. The Steuerrath, being his imme- for yrinth. The steuerrath, being his imme- | fair maidenly creature.

Joachim von Granow. He had been an officer in diate chief, was, as I well knew, a kind of superior 'Last half of the previous century,' said Herr | the army: and on his succession, a few months being to my loyal and zealous father; who knew von Zehren,-'Lotte, eh? You only want a sash, l before, to a handsome fortune, had purchased an indeed upon earth but four other beings higher and perhaps a Werther-otherwise superb!' estate in the neighborhood. than himself: the Provincial Excise-Director, the A shadow passed over the face of Constance, Constance had found herself compelled to reGeneral Excise-Director, His Excellency the Min- and her brows contracted. I had not entirely un- main, for the little Herr von Granow haa at once ister of Commerce, next to whom came His Maj-derstood the allusion, but it pained me. Constance turned upon her with an apparently inexhaustible esty the King—which latter, however, was a Being seemed so fair to me: how could any one who saw flood of talk, and the bulky Herr von Trantow reof distinct and peculiar kind, and separated, even her say aught else to her but that she was fair ? mained standing immoveable so near the open from an Excellency, by a vast chasm. If, there- Gladly would I have said it, but I had scarcely door, that it was not easy to pass him. From the fore, Herr von Zehren wished to keep me with the courage to look at her, let alone speak to her; first moment of seeing them, I felt a strong antipahim, and the Steuerrath would use his influence and she, for her part, was taciturn and abstracted: thy to them both: to the little one because he ven. with my father-but would he? The Steuerrath the dishes she hardly touched ; and indeed now Itured to approach so near to Constance, and to had never liked me much; and besides, the even- cannot remember ever to have seen her eat. In- talk so much; and to the large one, who did not ing before I had deeply offended him. I expressed deed, the meal, composed of fish, and partridges speak, indeed, but stared steadily at her with his my doubts on this point to Herr von Zehren. 'I which Herr von Zehren had brought in from his glassy eyes, which seemed to me a far more offen. will make that all right,' he said, as, rubbing his day's shooting, was of a kind only suited to his sive proceeding: . freshly washed hands, he came out of his chamber. own appetite, which was as keen as a sportsman's 'We have had but a poor day's sport,' said the

And now then,' he went on, stretching himself usually is. During supper he drank freely of the little one, in a squeaking voice to Constance; but luxuriously in an easy chair, “how have you spent excellent red wine, and often challenged me to day before yesterday, at Count Griebenow's, we the day? Have you seen my daughter? Yes ? I pledge him; and indeed he directed his vivacious had an uncommonly splendid time. Whenever & Then you may boast of your luck-many a time I and genial conversation almost exclusively to me. covey rose, I was right among them: three times do not see her for days together. And have you I was fairly dazzled by it; and as there was much I brought down a brace-right and left barrels; had something to eat? Poor fare enough, I war-that I only half understood, and much that I did and that I call shooting. They were as jealous of rant; the provision is but indifferent when I am at not understand at all, it sometimes happened that me-I expected to be torn to pieces. Even the home, but execrable when I am away. Moonshine I laughed in the wrong place, which only in- Prince lost his temper. "You have the devil's and beefsteak are two things that do not suit to-creased his mirth. One thing, however, I saw own luck, Granow,” he kept saying. "Young gether. When I want good fare, I must go from clearly: the constrained, not to say hostile relations men must have some luck," I answered. “But I home. Yesterday evening, for example, at old between father and daughter. Things of this kind am younger than you," said he. "Your Highness Pinnow's-wasn't it capital? Romantic too, eh? are easily perceived, especially when the observer does not need any luck," said I. "Why not?" Friar Tuck and the Black Knight, and you beside is as well prepared as was I, to catch the meaning "To be a Prince of Prora-Wiek, is luck enough of as The Disinherited Knight. I love such little ad- lurking under the apparent indifference of a hasty itself." Wasn't that a capital hit ?'-and he shook ventures above everything.' question, and to mark the unnecessarily prolonged

with laughter at his own wit. And he stretched himself at ease in his great pause which preceded the answer, and the irri

"The Prince was there, then ? Constance said. chair, and laughed so joyously, that I mentally tated tone in which it followed. For, how long had

It was the first word she had uttered in reply to

the small man's chatter. Perhaps this was the myself a complete fool to have had such an idea the same way; when I used to thank heaven in

reason that I, who had been standing by, taking enter my brain. my heart if any lucky chance relieved us, sooner

no interest in what was said-Herr von Zehren had He went on chatting: asked me many questions 1s than usual, of each other's presence. Here I should

left the room, and Herr von Trantow still held his about my father, my family, the past events of my love hoon'. dicinta of my have been a disinterested spectator, had I not been

post at the door--suddenly gave all my attention life, all in a tone of such friendly interest that no sino

to the conversation. bat no so inordinately in love with the daughter, and had one could have taken it amiss. He seemed to be not the father, by his brilliancy and amiability, L,

nad | “Yes indeed; did you not know it?' said the litmuch pleased with my answers ; nor did I take obtained a

hy: tle man. "To be sure, your father does not come I take obtained such a mastery over me. So my heart, offence again when, as he had done the evening lhared between them bot

to the shooting at Griebenow's; but I supposed the evening shared between them both, was torn asunder by before, he broke into loud laughter at some of my their division; and if a few hours before I had |

Trantow would have told you.' remarks. But when this happened, he was always formed the heroic resolution to protect the lovely

Herr von Trantow and I are not accustomed to careful to soothe my sensitiveness with a kind word and unhappy daughter from her terrible father, I answered Constance.

keep each other au courant of our adventures,' or two. I felt assured that he meant well toward was now fixed like a rock in my conviction that to 'Indeed!' said Herr von Granow, 'is it possible? me, and to this day I have remained in the convic

me had fallen the sublime mission to join these Yes; as I was going on to say, the Prince was there : tion that from the first moment he had conceived two glorious beings again in an indissoluble bond he is going to be betrothed to the young Countess a hearty liking to me, and that if it was a mere of love. That it would have better become me to Griebenow, they say. At all events, he has fixed caprice that drew him toward a young man who

go back to the door of a certain small house in X., his quarters at Ronow; the only one of his estates needed assistance, it was one of those caprices of where dwelt an old man whom I had so deeply in this part of the country, you know, that has which none but naturally generous hearts are wounded-of that I never for a moment thought. anything like a suitable residence, and then becapable.

* But what keeps our sunner so long? he cried. l I breathed quick with expectation, as a carriage sides it lies very handy to Griebenow. A capital springing up impatiently and looking into the came rattling over the broken pavement of the opportunity--if a Prince ever needs an opportu. dining-room. 'Ah! are you already there, Con- court, and stopped at the

dy there. Concourt, and stopped at the door. It was a visitor nity. But that is only for us poor devils--ha! ha! stance ?

I whom Herr von Zehren had said he was expect- ha 1


. and

I was standing near enough to hear every word trade which surrounded the wide low terrace. I She lightly pressed my hand before letting it and observe every look, and I had clearly per- now perceived that the light came from an open go, and then re-entered her room. As I turned ceived that as Herr von Granow mentioned the casement, through which I could see into a dimly away, I heard the casement close. young prince, Constance, who had been standing lighted room. Thick curtains were dropped be- I stood under one of the great trees of the park half-turned away from the speaker, with an inat- fore the two windows to the right and left. From and looked back toward the house. The moon tentive, rather annoyed expression, suddenly the place where I stood I could not see the occu- had risen above the trees, and the great mass of turned and fixed her eyes upon him, while a deep pant, and I was hesitating, with a beating heart, buildings stood out in bolder relief against the blush suffused her cheeks. I had afterward suffi- whether I should venture to advance, when she dark back-ground: a faint light occasionally apcient reason to remember this fact, but at the mo- suddenly appeared at the open casement. Not to peared and vanished in one of the windows of the ment had not time to ponder over it, as Herr von be discovered, I crouched close behind a great upper story. The light from Constance's window Zehren now returned with the cigars for which stone vase.

came toward me with that magic lustre which he had gone, and Constance, after offering Herr Her fingers glided over the strings of her guitar, shines upon us once in our lives, and only once. von Granow the tips of her fingers, giving me her trying first one note and then another, then strik The lawn before me lay in deep shadow; but hand with great apparent cordiality, and saluting ing an uncertain chord or two, as if she were try- just as the first rays of the moon began to illumiHerr von Trantow, who stood as ever, silent and ing to catch a melody. Presently the chords were nate it, I thought I perceived a figure, which motionless at the door, with a distant, scarcely struck more firmly, and she sang :-*

coming from the other side, was slowly approachperceptible nod, at once left the room.

"All day long the bright sun loves me,

ing Constance's window. In this there was nothAs the door closed behind her, Herr von Tran

Woos me with his glowing light;

ing to excite suspicion, for it might be one of the

But I better love the gentle tow passed his hand over his brow, and then turned

Stars of night.

laborers; but it is the duty of a faithful squire to his large eyes on me, as he slowly approached me.

From the boundless deep above me

make sure in any case; so without a moment's I returned, as defiantly as I was able, his look, in

Come their calm and tender beams. hesitation I started across the lawn to meet the

Bringing to my wayward fancy which I fancied I read a dark menace, and stood

Sweetest dreams.

figure. Unluckily I stepped upon a dry twig, and prepared for whatever might happen, when he

Sweetest dreams of love unending,

it snapped. The figure stopped instantly, and besuddenly stopped before me, his staring eyes still

Bitter tears for love undone;

gan to retreat with swift, stealthy steps. He had

For the dearest, for the fairest, fixed upon my face.

Only one.

but little start of me, but the thick coppice which This is my young friend of whom I was speak

Falsest-hearted, only chosen,

closed in the lawn on that side, and was the limit ing to you, Hans,' said Herr von Zehren, coming

Soon the short-lived dream was o'er of the park, was so near that he reached it a few

He is gone, and I am lonely up to us. “Do you think you can manage him ? |


moments before me. I distinctly heard some one Von Trantow shrugged his shoulders. 'You see I have laid a wager with Hans that she now leaned her head against the casementThe last words were sung in a broken voice and pushing through the branches, but with my utmost

exertions I could not reach him. I began to think you are the stronger of the two,' our host conframe, and I heard her sobbing. My agitation

that my ear had led me in a wrong direction, when tinued : 'he is counted the strongest man in all was so great that I forgot the precaution which my

suddenly a loud crashing and rattling close at this part of the country; so I held it my duty to situation demanded, and a stone which I had dis band proved that I was on the right track. The bring a rival to his notice.' lodged from the crumbling edge of the terrace,

man was evidently clambering over the rotten * But not this evening,' said Hans, offering melrolled down the slope. Constance started, and 1

aná paling which fenced in the park on this side. Now his hand. It was just as when a great mastiff, of called with an unsteady voice, 'Who is there?' I

Oro I I knew he could not escape me: on the other side whom we are not sure whether he will bite or not, lindced it more prudent to discover myeolf and lay a wide open space, and I had never yet met suddenly sits on his haunches before us, and lays approached her, saying that it was I.

the man whom I could not overtake in a fair race. his great paw on our knees. I took it without an! Ah, it is you, then,' she said.

But at the instant that I reached the paling, I instant's hesitation.

“I entreat you to forgive me. The music of your

heard a horse's feet, and looking up saw a rider Heaven forbid !' said Herr von Zehren to Tranin to Tran- guitar attracted me: I know I ought not to have galloping across th

galloping across the open in the clear moonlight. tow's remark. 'My young friend will make a long come: pray forgive me.'

The horse was evidently one of great power and stay with me, I trust. He wishes to learn the

I stood near her; the light from the room fell speed:

speed : at each stride he cleared such a stretch of management of a country place, and where could | brightly upon her face and her eyes, which were gre

ground, that in less than half a minute horse and he sooner attain his object than upon such a model | Lifted to mine.

I rider were lost to sight; for a brief space I still estate as mine?'

How kind you are,' she said in a soft voice

heard the sound of the hoofs, and then that also He laughed as he said it; von Granow exclaimed

ceased; the whole adventure passing in so little * Very good! the silent Hans said nothing, and I'or are you not dealing truly with me?'

I could not trust myself to answer, but she

time, that I might have fancied I had dreamed it stood confused. Von Zehren, in our previous conversation, had made no allusion to my staying knew how to interpret my silence aright.

all, but for the evidence of my heart, beating vioI 'Yes,' she said, 'you are my trusty squire, my

lently with excitement and the exertion of the with him as a pupil, Why bad he not done so? faithful George. If I were to say to you :-watch

chase, and the smarting of my hands, which were It was one of the happiest of ideas, I thought, and

this terrace to-night until the break of day, you one that at once cleared away all the difficulties of th

| torn by the thorns and briars.

Who could the audacious intruder be? Cermy position. As for his model estate,' why W he would do it, would you not ?'

tainly not an ordinary thief: doubtless some one might I not succeed in changing this ironical

'Yes,' I answered.

who had been attracted by the light from Conphrase to a real description? Yes: here I hadal She looked in my face and smiled. “How sweet new mission, which went hand in hand with the * it is-how sweet, to know that there is one creature

stance's window, and not to-night for the first Tupon earth that is true to us!!

time; it was plain that he had often followed that other: to reconcile father and daughter, to re

path in the dark. claim the ruined estate, to rebuild the castle of

She gave me her hand : my own trembled as I

That it was a favored lover, I did not for a motheir ancestors-in a word, to be the good genius, took it.

ment suppose. Such a surmise would have seemed the guardian angel of the family.

'But I do not ask anything of the kind,' she

to me an outrage, and upon one, too, whose dreamy All this passed through my mind as the gentle

said; "only this one thing, that you will not go men took their seats at the card-table: and with away except by your own determination, and not eyes, whose melancholy song, and whose tears

rather told of an unhappy, than of a requited atmy brain still busy with the thought. I left the without my permission. You promise? That is

tachment. But they surely told of love. Not room, under the pretext of wanting a little fresh | so kind of you! And now go: good night!

that I was presumptuous enough to indulge in any air, and strolled about the now familiar paths * The version above given is a rather free one. The hope, or even wish: how could I dare to lift my among the dark shrubbery of the park. The original is as follows:-TR.

eyes to her? I could only live and die for her, moon was not yet up, but a glimmer on the east

Am Tage die Sonne

and perhaps break the neck of the rash mortal

Wol hat sie mich gerne, ern horizon showed that she was rising. The stars

Ich aber, ich liebe

who had dared under cover of the night to aptwinkled through the warm air that was ascending

Die nächtigen Sterne.

proach her sanctuary. from the earth. There was a rustling and whis

Die nächtigen Sterne

This idea somewhat solaced my dejection, but

Aus endlosen Räumen, pering in bush and copse, and a screech-owl at in

Sie kommen und blinken

my former happiness had departed never to reteryals broke the silence with her cry. From one

Und lassen mich träumen.

turn. It was with a heavy sense of anxiety and of the windows on the ground-floor of the castle

Sie lassen mich träumen

apprehension that I re-entered the room where

Und machen mich weinen came a faint light, and the breeze brought to my

Um den Lieben, den Holden,

the gentlemen were still at the card-table. ear the notes of a guitar. I could not withstand

Den Schlimmen, den Einen.

They had commenced with whist, but were now the temptation, and crept with hushed breath,

Den Schlimmen, den Einen

engaged at faro. Von Zehren held the bank, and startled at the least noise that my footsteps made,

Den ich mir erkoren,
An, den ich die Seele,

seemed to have been winning largely. In a plate nearer and nearer, until I reached the stone balus- |

Die arme, verloren.

I before him lay a great heap of silver, with some gold, and this plate lay on another which was where old Pahlen, for whom the difference between

LA SIRENE. filled with crumpled treasury-notes. The two night and day seemed to have no existence, was Over the goblet filled to the brim guests had already lost their ready money, and busy clearing up. Von Zehren threw open the She sends a bewildering glance to himfrom time to time they handed over bills, which window and looked out. I joined him : he laid his

Over the sea of pink foaming wine went to swell the pile of notes, and received in ex- hand upon my shoulder and said: 'How gloriously He reels in the light of her beauty divine. change larger or smaller sums, which evinced a the stars are shining, and how delicious the air is!

Deeper and deeper she dreamily dips strong proclivity to return to the source from And there'-he pointed back into the room, 'how

In the rose-tinted wine her rose-tinted lips; which they sprang. Herr von Trantow appeared horrible-disgusting-stilling? Why cannot one

While over the glass she airily laughs to bear his ill-luck with great equanimity. His play faro by starlight, inhaling the perfume

A pledge which he eagerly catches and quaffs; good-natured, handsome face was as passionless as of wall-flowers and mignonette? And why after before, only perhaps a shade or two deeper in color, every merry night must Repentance come in the

And he drinks in a madness wilder than wine,

Through her smile and her eyes' bewildering shine. and his great blue eyes rather more staring. But form of an old woman, shaking her head as she this might very well be the effect of the wine he counts the emptied bottles and sweeps up the He drinks in delirium, danger and death, had been drinking, of which they had already ashes? How stupid it is : but we must not give As over the goblet comes floating her breathemptied at least half-a-dozen bottles. Herr von ourselves gray hairs fretting about it—they will As over the flagon of rose-colored bliss Granow's nerves were less fitted to bear the slings come soon enough of themselves. And now do She wickedly, witchingly, wafts him a kiss; and arrows of outrageous fortune. He would at you go to bed. I see you have a hundred things

Then, laughing a laugh derisive and sweet, times start up from his chair, then fall back into on your mind, but to-morrow is a new day, and if

She is gone, while he kneels in despair at her feet. it; swore sometimes aloud, sometimes softly to not-so much the better. Good night, and pleahimself, and was plainly in the very worst of sant rest.' humors, to the secret delight, as I thought, of Herr But it was long ere my host's kind wish was ac

News Summary. von Zehren, whose brown eyes twinkled with complished. A real witch-sabbath of beautiful

FOREIGN. amusement, as he politely expressed his regret and hideous figures danced in the wildest gyrations whenever he was compelled to gather in the little before my feverish, half-sleeping, half-waking |

GREAT BRITAIN. man's money. eyes : Constance, her father, his guests, the dark

-Mr. Burlingame and Lord Clarendon, the I had taken my seat near the players, in order n my seat near the plavers, in order form in the park, my father, Professor Lederer, view Dec. 31, when the followingarticles for future

English Minister of Foreign Affairs, had an interbetter to watch the chances of the game, of which and Smith Pinnow-and all appealing to me to negotiation between China and Great Britain were I had sufficient knowledge from furtive school-boy save them from some danger or other ;-Professor agreed to:-That it was necessary to observe exist

ich ing treaty stipulations; that all negotiations should experiences, when Herr von Zehren pushed over Lederer especially from two thick lexicons, which og treaty stipul

be conducted with the Central Government and to me a pile of bank-notes which he had just won, were really two great oysters that gaped with open not with the local authorities; and that before the saying, 'You must join us.'

shells at the lean Professor, while the Commer- inauguration of war disputes should be referred to Excuse me,' I stammered. zienrath stood in the back-ground, nearly dying

the home Government. The press of London

generally approve the treaty. "Why so punctilious about a trifle?' he asked. with laughter :--and all whirling and swarming

out a trifle?' he asked. | with laughter and all whirning and swarming - The British House of Commons had a formal There is no need for you to go to your room for together, and caressing and threatening, and charm- meeting on the last day of the year for the purpose money: here is enough.' ing and terrifying me, until at last, as the gray of swearing in the newly-elected ministers, and

then adjourned till February He knew that my whole stock of cash did not dawn began to light the ragged hangings of the

- Another colliery explosion is reported to have amount to quite a thaler, for I had told him so the chamber, a profound slumber relieved me from taken place in the Haydock Colliery, in England. previous evening. I blushed crimson, but had not the throng of phantoms.

Twenty-two dead bodies have been taken out of the courage to contradict my kind host's generous


the mine, and it is not known how many more

there may be left. falsehood: I dtew up my chair with the air of a

-A dispatch received in London announces the man who has no wish to spoil sport, and began to


murder of fifty European families in New Zealand play.

by the Maories.

No moon to-night! Each drifting cloud Cautiously at first, with small stakes, and with

-The directors of the Bank of Overend, Gur

Sails darkly through the sky; the firm determination to remain perfectly cool;

ney & Co., which failed some time ago, and whose As ships, when winds are shrieking loud

affairs have been in process of liquidation, have but before long the fever of gaming began to fire Through bending masts and strained shroud, been arrested and held to bail on a charge of fraud my brain. My heart beat ever quicker and quicker,

Like frightened sea-birds fly.

in the management of its affairs. my head and my eyes seemed burning; while the

-In a speech which Mr. Reverdy Johnson re

No moon to-night! Yon restless bay cards were dealing I poured down glass after glass

cently made before the London Workingmen's Mirrors no star, nor moon;

Society, he assured his hearers that the Naturaliof wine to moisten my parched throat, and it was Viewless and dark its tossing spray

zation treaty between the United States and Great with a shaking hand that I gathered up my win

Bemoans the dawning light of day

Britain was certain to be ratified by the United nings. And I won almost incessantly: if a card

The golden light of noon.

States Senate.

FRANCE. was turned against me, the next few turns brought No moon to-night! The mountain's crest

-The Emperor Napoleon, at the usual New me in a three-fold or a five-fold gain. My agita

May boast no coronet;

Year's reception of the Diplomatic Corps, in retion almost suffocated me as the money before me

In silvered green no longer dressed

plying to the address of the representatives of

Upon its brow the clouds have pressed increased to a larger sum than I had ever before

foreign powers, said that he realized with much

An unseen crown of jet. seen in a heap-two or three hundred thalers, as I

pleasure the conciliatory spirit animating Euro

pean governments, which enables them to quiet estimated it in my mind.

No moon to-night! No dew-drops gleam

animosities and smooth international difficulties as Presently my luck came to a pause: I ceased

Upon the folded rose;
Uncheered by moonlight's gentle beam

fast as they arise, thus insuring the continuance of winning, but did not lose; and then I began to

peace. He confidently hoped that the year 1869

The lilies, by yon unlit streamlose, slowly at first, then faster and faster. Cold

would prove as satisfactory as the year which had Droop sadly to repose.

just closed, and that the course of events may dis. chills ran over me, as one after another of the large

No moon to-night! The nightingale

sipate unfavorable apprehensions, and consolidate notes passed into the banker's hands; but I took

the peace so necessary to the welfare and progress

Has ceased its wondrous strain; care not to imitate the behavior of Herr von Gra

of civilized nations and peoples. The journals say

The notes which floated through the vale, . now, which had struck me so repulsively. Like

that during the reception the Emperor told Señor Like perfume, on the evening gale

Olozaga, the Spanish envoy, to convey to his Gor. Herr von Trantow, I lost without the slightest

I listening, wait in vain.

ernment the warmest wishes, both of himself perchange of countenance, and my calmness was No moon to-night! AMABEL lies

sonally, and of France, for the happiness and prospraised by my host, who continued encouraging

Where fall the shadows deep;

perity of Spain.

-There has been a very considerable outflow of me. My stock of money had melted away to one No spirit, o'er her closed eyes,

specie from the Bank of France during the last half, when Hans von Trantow declared with a

May cast the light of Dreamland skies

week of the year. The official statement showed yawn that he was too tired to play any longer:

For dreamless is her sleep.

that the amount of bullion on hand is quite 31,000,von Granow said it was not late; but the candles No moon to-night! The moon is dead

1000 francs less than at the corresponding period of

the previous week. burnt to the sockets, and the great clock on the

Let Night, in sadness, moan;

-Mr. Burlingame and the Chinese Embassy arwall which pointed to three, told a different story.

No crescent gleams upon her head

rived in Paris January 30, and an interview with

No stars upon her robe are spreadThe two guests lighted fresh cigars, and drove off

Lavalette, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, had She's widowed and alone.

been fixed for Wednesday of this week. The in their carriages, which had long been waiting at

French press regard the mission of Mr. Burlinthe door, after having arranged a shooting expedi

No moon to-night! E'en wine and song

game in France as nearly certain of success.

Are sadden'd and o'ercast; tion, in which I was to join, for the following day.

-Several French iron-clads are preparing for

Then, why a bootless strain prolong?My host and I returned to the room, which reeked

sea. The Emperor Napoleon has contributed the Dark mem'ries in the darkness throng

sum of 5,000 francs for the erection of a monument with the fumes of wine and the smoke of cigars,

And call me to the past.

to the late Emperor Maximilian.

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