IN HIGH LIFE.
When her family and friends saw the impression
Minnie had made upon Noble, they immediately went
to work to make a match between them. Not long
after Noble had left Kentucky, they started with Min¬
nie for the East. They remained several days in the
city where Noble was; and he and M#innie were
thrown together as much as possible. They walked
and rode together, and he accompanied her to all the
fashionable places of amusement. They were finally
engaged to be married, which fatal affair took place in
the cemetery. It was within the walls of the dead,
and among the silent tombs, that she consented to be
his bride. Her object being gained, she started for
home, leaving behind her broken hearts in Washing¬
ton, and every other place she had stopped. When
she arrived at home, she was greeted by the one she
loved, but not by the one who loved her. Autumn
was passing, and winter drew nigh, when they departed
for the South. Shortly after, Noble, who loved her so
dearly, followed her. This gave her great notoriety,
as he was a man of high standing. Minnie now
seemed desirous of avoiding him. I have often seen
her dodge behind the one she would be walking with ;
when she would meet him, she, perhaps, would be
on the one side of the street, and he on the other.
Though engaged to him, she never loved him; she
only wanted him for a while : for, after it was known
she was engaged to him, she had lovers by the score.
She then thought to get rid of him by persuading him
to go to Europe, hoping, by the time he got back, she
would be married to one she loved.
They corresponded all the time he was in Europe.
The letters were sometimes favorable and sometimes