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(Illca Exprculjr for tb titvt Yark Hub.
THE FOREST MYSTERY.
Br CbrUtbie TI. Crrc ntcr.
A!icn;vuT!ra roROfnctKss A nrsLAnov.
I rb. dlrlaaat bnpola, Qod to mn bu fina.
a n. irum, paien, ana nan n.r.BrD3ra oi au-
auu( u, to to Diamta ;nrut wno aiaa or no,
A. loraTiaaoi i
iTwm About fir o'clock la th Afternoon of a
istnt dAT. a wk UUr to oar but caADUr.
MaUod Bradford Aantarad c.raloMly into
r-room of th vilUg Inn, And pickd no a
per toAi iaj on u counter. L,giung
ir, h eompoeed btmMlf In a catr
on of th long iricdowi thAt led
ito th pleASAnt bAloony, extendlii;
tb front of th building, and rAu
down tb column, with a Uitl air
r tly bU whole tppuraace abanged, tb
A ,.n.n .A-nil Ajumh hi. flnMn. .nil rilln
ob teat, be gated with .Urilug ejt, apoa
lot near the centre of tb but column
a. If taeoUaotlns bimieif. be glanced hAitI
rod to I if a had attracted attention.
haTios tatiaotd htnaalf thAt thoM Around
ita too lioaUr ensased with themselTM to
Estiot him, be retained bli teat, and, drawing
at hii Denknif. cat oat th notice and alipped
h Into hii pocket-book tbrr, glAnclng At lb
I ladW at th Daner. be pa.-r-''d it WM th
Uchmond Ctupartr of four veekj ego.
I j Soon After, b folded it, and replacing it npoa
lie bar, haitenedfrom the inn.
I I Errning badef wen falling round, enTtloping
III with promUcaou, eonfaaton, or he would
i obaerred a Alender man attired In numW
tbiUmtntf, a iloacbed bet apon hit bead
Anding oniskl on a un long wuniowi iu
ntly watching hlmj when th Utter qUad-
, tne tnAn waiaeu rvuiivt mj ui. uuvr, um
g nil hai runner oown oim ui divwb,
th room, Liooking CAreleealr around
f a few momintt, be proceeded to the eoueUr.
ion which lay th JottrnaL Jart u Bradford had
IWAtehlng tb chance whe he WM unnoted,
poAhed It into ua cepAcioni poca.u ana nut
taming tb AAlaUtioni of th inquUitora of th
kitrTwho generAllr itAtlon themielTet in Tll
ir pubUe houHi. (eft a nnconcemedlr at he
id entered. . .. . ....
After qalmng tb inn, iiradiord toagat iua
rate room, and obtaining a light, he took out
I wallet wlin tuidi agtuKion ia urn uiuur,
I nroJuood th AcrtD of paper, which be held
the Ump And rape ruled.
WhAt WOUW iner bo id a tuupw auuce uae
it. In naeaalon that bold nun loch amotion Al
exhibited walking actoai th room, itriklng
I lund forcibly agaloAt nit rortMAo, rtaatag
d re-re Adtns the artichr At length, h gtr
laniiM tA hi. thonffhlt-M
WnLi .nrh a tbina- be tt my being mU-
l r" - - - .-. - .r . . . -
etl 1 I Am a Tool to uatdot toe uea, ana i
I not I So, not If all tht fiendi of Satan aj.
I It 1 I belier my own eye I Had another
itbtWOtk, BAlgUl train, mnwer
i eetutA. That at foollth, cbildiih ftAri
fray with them I I, who can withitand the
Zatim of a mint front th other world,
i-iaaimnlToniof th freaki of nttare, la
treating two men eomiwhAt alike. lio illly
wai to rorgei tnu i ua, , "" "
.n . hmrm .naaand he twitted the paper aer-
EgoAly In hfi flngen, And held it to the flam.
I Thar, I'm mytelf again " b exclaimed
then ntugnt bat tan nmaineu w uie cauae v
bit excitement. " Ana now mj nwa mum
I berin to think I did wrong la cutting It from
tk. ?h..t i mLrht it not be obMrred. and might
pot torn on, unnoticed by ma, bar detested
pae dotng n, ana cunousij irvuiruu wui, imw
Ih xtct puaewber the paragraph wai miM.
I A .......In Ih. ntitAnt.
3g, ALU WiPI .--. -
It might lead to iaiplcfan,iuch thlngi tome
r a . irraat deal toward tnlttrinir a man. I'll
nop down to the inn agaU, and tak th wool.
f Ifgy. ma au iwi ...v m -m -j
u. 'MniaaaA Ma bat noon hit head, and one
nor ought th bar-room iciutloualyh ap.
acbtdtM ip. wnere am " J"'"" .
I g'tndng tuddenly round peroeiTed it Wat
Ahadrol" be mntteredi "a bad go. So
nuch for allowing luch a thing to alirm m.
hi, drinng away au wuaom anu mkuiuwu.
There were qtiet praparatloni going on At
..hhw nan for a wedilnc I th face of th
aUrae ihent with good humor, and tbty worked
etrtlly, for tney wr iur w a P" ' ""; "
bOlMAyi anoWirguuaeacuiii;iuu awiwuji
U for tb Utter, an actea wnai ,"t"e "
rould bATO aemd itraure, bat which her pe
dlar dupctttlon warraniaa, omumet xj,
ien lad, at other brerieb, retUeai and peaiion.
, remain log for Hour loctea in oer ooauow
ii..lnna. Rhe had bid f.eanant inter
riewl with tb Attorney, In wL'cr. TArioui plani
bm CUACUAteu, ana none aiciuwi vpua
mnnlnir toward the middle of tteweek,
i replf4 to that gentleman'i office, and d
nla IntaeUon o? tettllng npoa a eourt o'
.iun hnftiM aha left. Brown teemed much
ijLA ith tkli annooneement. and remArked
that b bad Ut upon on which would not ooca.
mod maort tfoabie, ana ttui tan im . ui
&tVtpUce," b began, clearing hi throat,
nfi AadBalocarrron th delation thAt you
Are going to merry him, until th but moment
Bted max no part of tb bailee! I" ih Inter
tupted curtly. "Be aiiured my reaioni are
good, and by heaping op the delation w r
jnor iur of captaring him without deli,"
""" TTel then, niadam, the prepAratlotu for th
AmddlAC matt onttnu icnoot yuarteir to
bow m atgn of benlutlon, preitrr your uaal
tjAflietAMr toward Bradford, array joureelf in
th wedding fmmtry ibtm 1 tak yoar pUoa
Hitb him bafor the man of Qod, and trutt th
w to your humbU aerrant. I will bar a
trongboey of nun at hand, to amit him at
tb right moment j h uadofperat fellow, if
1 canlodg by Ut phytiognomy, therefore he
tnuitbaoompUtelj tut rounded, to At to render
icap impoAtiDoe, Dtcure vna aurm w is"
$qe It Med jour approTU madaa ? I1TU1
beAryim upon the rubject." And he retUed back
la bit rm chair, In th attitnd of a UtUner.
Julia rtmalned allent lor a moment, and then
"I bare tothlng better to agget,but I chart
you. Mr. Brown, be In timet One moment late,
rtnueri me the vft of a mtmierer, for I dart not
betri mTKMf, furfear of toe conieiutnota, for
ibouid be dbcjTir hit lit union befor th prop.
r Urn, 1 fear be would kill hiatMlf, or both, for
l know! tbe fat U An aawbIb, and ren if
tourag filled, dread of th gibbet, would nerre
tut aim to detptrttlon."
"Kitt awnred uf my dilng my part of th ba
alofti, in goodteawn, LiAdAmt I nerirf.ll la
axetbtng I undertake, " laid to Attorney, lomt
wbat Arotiied by bir remerkt. "Do jou perform
your work at well at I will mmm, and all will bt
"Mr. Brown, fear not for ma I Julia CrtatilTe
oarer furgett a wronr, nertr naglecd tht op
In Ailorney knew not the hidden meaning In
tboet word, be Imagined tbey toUly referred to
btr hubeni'i death, And replied t
"A wrong deep as yourttbould nenrbe for
giren, acd 1 tell jou It will do m at much good
aa ycureeif, to tea inch a double dyad tulllan
St looked tetrchlngly at him at b concluded
the Dm tentenoe, tbe wu wondrjig wbelher
he aew if her out h, and tb Incident! ccn
ntrted with It, but tbe loon ittUfied barMlf that
he did not know of aught lire the mordor.
"flirt, uiinime. ' txmtlnucd Uioeii, "it hai
tiled in rer llnce thla eate came to llirhl.
w jou could AMoclate and be to Inllmet with
tucb a witicb, tt to promlae to eed him.'
"Mr. Drown, you hare Juat told me, a wrong
like mice, fhoula neref be for alien, and wh.nl
ImtglLed 1 bad a clue tot he mardcrer, I wai de-
ttrmincdto follow It sn. and lealf mr luant.
dunt wttecLrruborAled) to do thla, I was com '
tellid to dei cend to duplicity. A tlrcumsUnc
A tbudoer ehook J uua'i frame, ai her Ihouguti
teTerttd to tbe spectre, At.d ibe could Ktreely
ruunion TtCc tossy, "Iitcicu AnydeAr
erf "KIgbt, rUb," be muted. And then added
louder, "Tbi, cat will be a oiffictltjone ; It will
be bird to convict him. Tbe only proof agaiott
him li your rath, that be confetted It, and tbe
principal evidence of hi guilt, recti upon , hit
action when anesttd. 1 with yea bed had a
wltntti, to have heard his confession. 1 am
aft aid thlt will not onrtct him."
It-imf.' it thtU! if ttvry JaroriiU tt 0
Inbrd he mutt die he U guilty, he aton t"
"Trust, that it will."
' Vfhj, sir, bow can It feu? lit, very eoun.
tenatice will txpresi tU guilt, and but bold I I
bar another proof. I har another evldencl
Tb second time he vLdUd th Hell, after tb
murder, at be turned to leave tha tilting room,
ha dropped an nvelipe, directed to oioueirj
npontbecornirofit wet (V-a Ifever marki
"Madam, this w!gt add tomeVhlng toward
conrictbig him, bat the blood might bar com
from tome other cause, such ai a cut npoa tb
hAOd, etc., but w will try what w can do. Be.
serve the envelope until tbe trial."
"1 will," and Julia bowed, and left tbe offioe;
returning to th flail, ah battened to her pri.
vatercom to thick. ShelaUl tIt har hea
vy bet and rell, and ree'.ed herself la th cub.
"Too much ia done," tb aald aloud.
"Let him one be sentenced I I can fly thU
laid, to Italy.tunny Italy, will I tarn mr steps.
there free from tbreldcm and restraint of socle
llow I bate tne cold near I a or um Aoru
rn ollma. the v are not la aoennl.noe with mr
Own, they never here inch wild, enchanting
dreamt, but of thia I shall not taate, until r.
truce Is sura. What thoagh b itigmattz my
name, U there not another land, waiting to re.
Mire me, where calumny cinaot reach ma t
Can 1 not there enjoy pleasure, peculiar only
to those votuptuAOA akiti f free from restraint,
free from ceremony, my glad spirit bound forth
to hai'en th time I
All U reedy. Money I here enough, what
care I for mora than lufflctent to supply mr
want! f Thli bouse I leave to Harry and hfj
bride, for if I mistake net, h it betrothed to
Virginia Remson. I hop they will be happy,
perhap It will Atone for my treetmant of George,
but hit murder payi the penalty,
Iben tor pleat are jNoos
My Jewell and wardrobe will be ready to be
removed at a moment' notice, I bare no un
aidneti on thAt score."
i'oor mortal, did th think to And a rait In thli
sublunary sphere, from sorrow, toil, and pain f
Had the narer read those sweet, and truthful
" Tel me, my teoiet emu,
OWlM liope and rattb.
It there no reeling place
Fiom aterow, au and death f
It tbeie no hapry spot
Where morUa may be Ueated,
Whet fTlef may Bud a balm
And wianaeat tert t
Fartb, lloie and Lore, beat boon to mortal
Waved their bright wtsgt, and whispered,
Yea, u lisam I
All through th bright hours o f tb afternoon,
Julia sat In her chamber, sometime pacing th
floor la wild excitement, thin relapsing
Into a dreamy, aohloquUliig mood, quiet
and hopeful. It wu evident bar rea
son was on tbe wan; Indeed, at time, specially
In those moments of uncontrollable agitation,
ha wai a maniac I Surety, torn of th mood
or a nature Ilk bar a, rarely mat wun, ana rear
ful to be encountered, are th result of partial
derangement. Barely, torn cf th fcull!t
are deadened to reason, truth, quiet and peace.
Wild, wilful, passionate and capricious, a mix
ture of ail things ungovernable in bumany, 'tU
well inch seldom exist among our race.
Dusk of evening found her still there, but th
wu worn out witb ber motlont, and sat in her
chair, her bead bowed upon ber band, striving to
obtain tome rest for her mind and body, for th
xtrtm mental tension, exhausted bodily
Strength, u well u that of the brain.
Long in set in that position, until, with a
beery aigb, ber hand dropped, and she raised
her head, with a imetheied cry she bounded
to ber feet, raising ber hands far abort her, and
remained fixed, motionless, gtzlng toward tb
door of tb apartment. And other lea, guilty
heart might hive bounded at tbe sight, fur to
any tha rulon of one who hu been supposed
long since dead, and in the iDent tomb, Li rear
fliLawMttlklng, terrible I
Within tbe entrance wu a stately, commend
ing figure, shroud, din sombre black, the heal
piece had fallen back from the countenance,
which looked giim and ghastly In th faint right,
but notwithstanding the gloom, Julia had re.
ognized that face, and with a desparlng gesture
the hoarse y whisperedi
"Why coma y here, spirit of the deaf, to
haunt ma? Know y a not I am bringing th
assualn to justice f Thou thall be avenged
then wilt thou rest quiet ? Thou will not follow
m to a foreign land I back, back, to your silent
gray I om not hither, at toil twilight hour,
to tear reason from It seat. I shall go mad
mad I" And she pressed her hands to har aching
brow, while bar eye wer still rlvited upon that
form. "Hill re not leave ml f I ted yoo I
bar revealed the aatn of th murderer toon
who will bring Mm to Justice, and you and I
will b avenge."
'I owe him revenge, fochli wrong to me,"
ah continued, har eente obscured by terror.
'Tear, egone, when la my vouth, I felt fjr
htm undying effoclion, h promised the same
for me, but when li learned th secret of my
love, he deserted me, because my father wu not
sufficiently rich In this world's goods, be treeled
me ai something be could throw away at plea,
rue, and my proud heart resolved upon ven
geence. My father urged me to accept a wealthy
suitor, who presented himself. Twu Georg
" O I bow I hited him for a time, for th very
affection h entertained for me; yet be knew
not of my early wrongs, and I told him not.
When the wretch who tnfled with m heard of
my marriage, he cam one more to bask la my
trail I deceived, but 1 wu not truly false to
my nasDana, even m inougni. neuia i ce
grade myself to one I bated u I did Bradford 1
No but I permitted the former to think me
false, and led th aaiAttta oa to commit deed
after deed, which would ruin Urn forenr. U
murdered thee I know Ul and ret I felt not sor
row when thou watt dead, for I wu relieved of
on tcrture. Th wily villain, th co warily ruf
fian, than seskx m la mtrriig. I promised
Mm ob, yes, I promised Dim but his bride
" Ah, what a lurpria wu there, when h
found I wu not to wealthy u h thought, for
be lurmlsedlwu tola belr of mr husband's
rlchM I But no I received enough to make nlm
covet It t he would wed me to obtain II, but If It
I possible, if m th fieudi do not cooiplrt i.tlait
me, ho thall die I Yith will not know 1 hart
confened anlll the bridal hour.
"11a, bat Then thall I fit nntrammeled,
free, only fixing my Jewell Atd money enough
to obtAln tbe ntcenuiet of life. 'Ih rett U
Harry' to repair, In a measure, my wrong to
George. I'm George, hit fat waa hard, and
The rlreogth whlah had lapprrtcd her daring
thlt wild eddree gar way, and th tank beak
In her chair inatneibie. Una moment th rrang
form panted, and ill fee deemed to grow more
pit. Inc. Boieeleealy It glided Into tb room,
gaied Into her fealurtt, laid Id hand upon bar
heed, while the countenance wai upturned to
waidhearen, then drawing tbe libi garment
orer it! feituree, left aa ailectly u it hid coat.
TwlHitht deepened Into nigh, and with It
came black heary clondi, portentiouily foretetl
log a itorni Jui awote to ctnfiluuinaai after
a long deep twoon, at gently a, if Awakening
from a peaceful ilumber, the rota from her chair,
rubbed her eyea, and going to the window, l
clAimed, "Night n loon, bow long can I bar
'What a itrange ifream I bar hi J I Fint,
I ImAgited my huihind camt Anl itood gtxlng
ternly, but tlrrowfully upon me, And 1 thought
I revealed my bUdtn heart blttorrt and oh, io
mijeetically, no rererectUlly he forgere me.
and then nemcd to fade from my light, while I
trod the earth with more Joy oat, eleatla tup
tbm 1 her for year,; but how languid I feel
now. I'd har a nipper prepared."
8n went to tbe mirror, end After tmoothlnir
her tomewbtt disordered hair, end bathing her
face, left tteroom end detcended the itaira.
Burely 'tea forglrenoea, the annt breathed
npoa her, to hare ctuead inch fe.loR in her
heart. Let nt hone the bleaglns? will not fall to
'tbe ground. Let m hop at the fay uf death,
when tbedark.wlEmdanital Dana hi. lead nln.
lent o'er her, a cbcral Anthem may be chtntlng
for a redeemtd lonl, and Inge's receive It npoa
their bosoms and bear It to retlras of everlettu,
light and happlneis.
Ur. Brown wu busy wl h hti documsnts At a
late hour that night, and a faint light streamed
through tb crerice in the ibulterr out upon
the road and upon the shingle, swinging in the
Wind, bearing tbe device
" IcoAaon Bkow.i,
Attorney and Counsellor- at-Law,
etc, o , Ac."
This, um 'ihlngl wu no n f fancy looking
article, with flea&r coloring, and th usual ao
oompanimtLt, cfrcuthfui begmnem like III
owner, It wu rough out plAln, CAlculaleJ to out
live tbe blut and rain, that longhtto Ulflt with
It but while wa hive bsen discussing Its, the
aign'i merits, tha lawyer hu been pondering
over the ease presented to oil notice by Julia
Cranllff tbat hi! mind wu not occupied with
hi muity law relics wu arldent, from th var
ious exprenioiii of his countenance.
U wu Just putting away tb last paper, from
which hung the ominous red tap, when o neard
tap at tb door.
"Who can It be at this late hour?" be ukd
himself, and for a moment he feared no good wu
broodlagi bat then, with a smile at his doubt,
he bade the outsider com In.
Th door opene J, admitting a gentleman In a
short cloak and a low bat, which partially con.
oesied hit feature., carrying In bis band a good
sited bundle, whltb, after harbag thut'the
door and taming the key, he dropped upon a
Mr. Browa wu somewhat Alarmed, and
queried I " Sir, What mean tbi mysterious
nest r" The ei ranger lifted bit hat from hit
browa, and after gazltg wildly at him for a
moment, tbe attorney sprang up, exclaiming,
with a repellent motion i " Do my eye de
ceive me I tr It ir, Indeed, a shade I see t I
belier not la such foul fantasies I But my
tytt behold this f' And Uy were w, for they
were Clsteaded uf.ru possible, with utonlsh.
" Mr. Browo," said th oUer, " pray b calm.
To m before you not a spirit, uyou appear to
suppose, but a real flesh and blood specimen of
humanity. Thar, tak my hand t Is It not u
warm ai your own? Look at my facs) Is It
notllfe-lii enough ?"
Th .attorney did not speak, but rsmahud
taring at him, with utter ant exe mint la hi
manner. At length, from hit Uf dropped th
"What trick lathi Do I really see Otorgt
Crantifft before me, or"
" Do not finish," Mr. Brown. I ua h you
"Imoit bener," Uera'ed Brown, while he
pinched hll cheeks, rubbed his area, then gated
athiiruUoregala. "But this beat! all I ever
beard of 1 Wby, eMW,yoa bar beta dead Mar
ly a iar "
"Mot me, bat one who wu mistaken for
The truth flashed upon th attorney, and sink
ing back In hit chair, he covered bis round, f.t
fee with bU bands, and took no notice of tbe
other for some momenta, when be again looked
toward him, be aald i
"Excuse me, Mr. CranllrTe, be Mated."
George took an arm chair, and Browa re
lumed "Thli io itartled me I I could not realltt th
facti lor a few moment!, but I think I lurmti
bow it I now."
"I wlllnplaln, tlr, If yon wDI first promts
to quietly aid m In what I am about to lay
Open to your Inspection."
X thall be happy to aid you, Cra-Jlffe, but I
am to tmiiled about thli Affair."
'Well, yon see I wu to have been murders!,
but by som Interposition of Providence, I
CAped. and on who doeelr resmbled me, In aU
tire, Ac,, heeame tb rletlot la my steed. Who
the Utter was, I bar only lately learned."
"Well, this I tli queerest case, ret brought
to light ; In tb aswft place, a man is murdered,
be la recognized by bis wife aid friends, an In-
auest Is held, and be U burled, but tbe asss.
n gee untouched, unsuspected, until by some
clrcemttance I am unaware of. he confessed the
deed to the w If She, to gratify her Just desire
tor rersnge, betrays him to me, and I agree to
aid her in errtitlog him, but just u the effair Is
being settled, tbe men supposed to be rotting in
tb tomb, appears, seex tne tame counsel, and
ber w stand."
"Hu my wife then been her J" Inquired
George, with something of agitation ia his ton.
"She hat, and another slagnlar ftct In It la
the lady, of court, thinking yoa dead, hu en
tented to wed tb villain, but nerer means to do
ao, u I am to be on hand with a parly of men to
arrest him, rn at th altar."
"Contented to marry him," said George.
"Whv U this?"
"Wby th lady longs fur vengeance, and the
thmki to mora surely obtain it in this manner.
8b would completely confound th scoundrel.
Too see, she bu not forgotten the murder 1"
lee. yes, but sir, what proof can ah bring
forward to convict him 7"
"Simply her oath that be cocfMsel th deed
to bar, and an envelope be dropped, marked
with blood, but I think that matter of convict.
Ing him, rait i chleUy on hll action! at th Um
of bU arras', a'c"
"Cm well, whom do yoa condemn l th
"Ntlton Bradford I" braafhe.1 Brown. "Then
tlr, I bar stronger, far stronger proofs of hit
guilt la my possesion, and also another charge
to array igalntt him. I will reveal them to
you, for 1 can trutt yoa to h tenet, till th
"Yoa can," nailed be gratefully. "It U a
long tuternent 1 har to repeat, and I AhtU.be
obliged to abbreviate."
Th lawyer acquiesced.
George then related tha incidents that had
characterized tha murder, and his subseqient
Arrangements, with all that had trasiplred sine
th eventful occurrence.
Brown drank la th recital with eagerness,
andwhen the narrator concluded, he drew forth
hi silk handkerchief, and after wiping bis face,
exclaimed, "Ton har don well, air well I"
"And her are th proofs which h cannot com
bat I" And Georg placed In his hand, th bun
as oe Beu uxvppeu.
"Ih garment In which th crim wu com
mltted, and tbe knife used on that occasion.''
Mr. Browa trembled wltb excitement u he
opened tna parcel, 'and spread th content on th
floor of th office. They were tbe drao pint
and th brotcn coat and verr, tootud vUk Hood.
and also th iatV, nuted vM for H bid
George repeat again th manner In whl:h th
Latter wu found, and than cried
"Strange I Strange 1 With iuch proof aithli,
Mr. Cranaffa, no poww can aav hlmj h must
"Mr. Brown. I will UberAur reward you for
your service after thla affair Is over. I woull
remit yoa a fee now, bat I have hardly enough
upon which to Ur until tb Uauwlwnl r.
celT r jrvpfirtT ila.;
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1859.
Brown bowed bit head la atknowleJgmenl,
"l bank j oa, Mr, Cranllff. I am not a rery
rich man In money, but I flatter mylf that my
client! leldom regret liberality, for I neir lot
"tcumoitb T7iktllfu taen," remarked
George. "And now Mr. Brown to propote my
plan. Nation Bradford will be arretted at my
wife't accusal, a before Intended, and at her
erldence nay not be lufflctent to puntao him, at
the moment when be li congratulating hlmttlf
that ha will eeclDe. I Will aPDear at a witnana
againithim. 1 bee article I will leave In your
charge to be produced at tha proper time."
"Well, then, tir, at thti kuainess I, tettled,
i wui uep.rr, i oau dui iob you agiin, until
uit left re tb trill. Thli visit, is wall as tha
feet tbat I am living, mutt bt kept privy from
all; my wife mutt knew niught of It."
"It shall; but I can't get over my frlgM,"
said Brown, as George iroie. 11 wu confound
ed." " Twss very natural, ilr," replied he, "end,
til hire to'd yoa, on are not tha only one
who thought they uw a spirit."
"'lis tirang yoa have not been discov
ered." " I was too cautious for tb.it; I should not
bars ventured here, but knowing yoa were
alone, atd upon erterlug 1 locked tbi door, to
lbu out Intruders."
' I bad forgotten that In my sxdtement a',
reepgellng you. What a commotion this
series nf Incidents will produce, in this little
vltlag I Mr. Craruule, 1 shall win a nam by
" I trust yoa will, sir, ind now gcod
night." 11 wrapped his cloak closely around
Mm, and buteted cautiously forth Into tbt
open air, he looked around, no on wai In sigh',
t k hurried away.
Tb attorety, alter examining again and again
the bundle left In hit charge, placed it In a se
cret ctoeet, chuckling u he did so "Ah, tb
villain's caught now my fortune's msdel'' A
Ibort time after tb office wu la darkness, and
Mr. Brown snugly ensconced la bed, dreaming of
xerciae in tie fora he would win, la th
Speech he wu going to make at the trlaL
llow touncly lawyers can sleep with the
knowledge sometime tbtt a lira rests with them?
how fondly thi yd wall on tb condemning, or
pathetic speech, tbe pet object of tbe brain.
Twonldn't do for every on to b a lawyer
torn hearts ar too tender.
ituai ooaiii-a. oumiii or a MoTaxa's
" There ere the spiders of sooietr.
Tory weeve tbelr pietty web of lies, and raeera,
Ami lie tliemaelvca in aiubuab for tne .poll."
" I could tul tell the If I woidd,
The fear, that rark a mother', heart,
Wlil h never leave her, never die,
I titil the life bi r frame derta.
rear, for the wrirare uf tbe child,
Hbe lore, and piiard, with aniloul prije,
Eadly ilivtiiK up the trramire.
Win u lover suve her, for his bride."
"Good morning, Mrs. Knowall. What do
yoa think of tht coming marriage In thli village?
tor my owa part, I tbluk it la scandilona."
1 Mrs. CrulUTe you mean, do yoa not, Mrs.
G rundy t I think ibe had belter cover bar face
fur ihewe, and not erpear erein tor a year, at
a,t. I'm sure 1 should be forever disgraced, If
my daughter should do eweti taJnfr.M
'Irs, snd KntiwaJI, bow tbe effected at th
burl! of tb poor man I Pity be wouldn't arise
from bis gray, to confront bar with 'Ajupocri-
Tity he wonldntt" responded KaoweTl.
"He l hardly old In Lit wlndln' sheet, before
she turns round, and marriti one of th neigh
bora, aud be must want a wife, I think 1 There
wu a plenty cf others be oiuldhav chosen; my
Muter' or yotr. fur Inituea. I'm iur she led
him Into a trap, but th will pay for It. I re
membrot. wbea 1 wu a gal, htarln' my
mother tell of a woman, the one knew, who
hitched fix month after ber fuit buibend'i death,
and at night, lb u' to ie bit ghott," (hie
vole sank to a low uyitariou whisper) "an
four.monlbl after, aha wu itruck by Itgktnin'.
That Wi depend upon it" aha laid ber finger
In the palm of her hand, ika continued "ana
wDI come to M good." .
Mrs. Grundy acquiesced with a nod or two of
her bead, and then related a similar ttoty, until
Mrs. KjiowaII'i littl boy, Jim, ran up, and ex
alalmad. "Ob, mom I Sall'l gon out, an' left th baby
aqusllla' u loud u ginger, an1 tb klttle's bllia'
JV. i.s..Mm.h,ell,.Uf an hl,l.
'?:'t L". lUTuZi: . -n.in
ngueiui ",-",----'.- "TTi" irsv? .
I..ni1um. Kink u her hand.
"Uiiod morning, Miss lUmson !" she exclaim
ed, but tb young girl did not hear ber, u ber
attention wu fixed on the rolume she carried,
a second time she repeated ber salutation, And
Virginia returning It, wu about to pass on, but
th goislp wu nut going to Ut her scp so
"Mies Remson, I suppose yew hay heard of
the marriage that U coming off."
"Well, did yon vr tee two mortali so ratted
to tach other, ss they are f They were cut out
fur one ai ether. I've often beard it aald, whan
a woman marrte a man, who isn't bet second
li If, be is taken awer, to mak room for bar
mate, but I don't believe It's true, do yoo."
B"l am lure, Mra. Grundy, 1 know nothing
about it, bat Mr. Bradford and Mrs. Cranllff,
must be mutually Mtufied, or they would not
"Tbtt'i my opinion, but Mra. Knowall declare
Au ought to be ashamed, and seyi the led Mm
Into a trap, but, Ut what a pretty ring that la
upon your linger, aomothln' uk my Maryann si
Let me see It dear." ....,
VlrglnU txuudad btr small wMt hand, apon
which glistened ipltndid diamond, apon the
letting of which, wu engraved "From Harry,
. -".. . t. .1 . , .-.!. 1. n .1. . .4
HIS. lirunuy nau even vuuugu, w u,u . i-.
the word! anaaner aummenuogepouiMuwiuiy,
"But 1 never py muca i
KnowaU sayi, for ibe li a lf T."' 7 wretch,
and ber chifdran ar alwkj I running Into th
neighbors, to find ; she Ia, u ih!
?' 'liS'fjVL'SL ?" 1
wora""utVh El KbSteT'n ETmXoZ, d
lune'rali; Ur. ber axaxuple. She had thi.lnv
perdanc to LoalnervtU, that Mr. Bradford might
Lav chosen Bell for avlff, Just Uk bar 1"
VIrgfniA thoaght U wu now Urn to en tM
highly eulfy ing conversation. And bidding ber a
polite good day, ah turned away, Jutt u Mri.
Not hUgno Joined th immaculate Grundy. Tb
Ule of lb wadding wu Again reputed, tbe
conversstlon of KnowAll and Virginia annexed.
wltb som tidltloBS.whlch were only interrupted
by uch xoreuloni, u "Hu tUI I want to
know I tc." from th worthy lUtener. A a
wind un, Grundy axcUuntd.
"Would yon Ullere It, Uut proud VlrglnU
lUmson, ibowd m a aWamosid ring, on her tla
ger. with th word 'Prom Harry to Virginia',
unit! No doubt shejaat wanted m to see that'
the dwlgntsg minx I Harry, meant liarry
CranUffe. the widow'! brother In Uw, he's an
But, reader, ai yon not already tired of vfl
Ugechatf If so, w will wry you no longer,
with th senseless, malicious Utile, falling ilk
a cataract from tb moutbi of scandal mongers,
alwayiUbtfoundintuchapUoe, and bad u
they ar, they an excelled by their slaters In
VlrglnU had left thoatkbU of th village,
and wu nil sauntering slowly along, ber eye
futeced upon ber book, when a gay rolo x
clalmed. "Whither away, Udy fair, thU lunahlay
She raised hsr face, and beheld Harry ap
proaehUg, attired In a, porting toll of Lincoln
green, hu gun La bU band, and a bag of gam
over ids shoulder.
"Gunning 10 early, Harry f" lb uked.
"Com, tit down on this Paoeiy s'.on with me,
I bv something to sty to yoo."
"Most willingly," he replied, flinging his bag
and weapon on the t'.u; and dropping upon lb
teat, a mlnUtur bower, idcrned by niture, fair
fingers, ba took, r.p th book tnat Uy upon br
Up, And coram enced cirtleesly to turn over th
'Harry, do you know I nut Mri. Grundy thU
morning cf ooutt you 9ti i) Mt yea at
dintr iivk usjaig mwn umuvri sa.vw y ., ,M'auiA.i eawirtk hat t Krksa. wiiia Ann rr.B
.yXAZZX ' ( reheiVrrCtokU
""" . . ''fTi V i V.. i-T-I.i. C-. i. . Jiemien, nagging ner to accp tnt aaaiuoato . .hrlne "
uponU drnud . bauaa. tjor Lou irrupting ber, In toluiir, h.d.partl, with ridward'i muchUr- , tfi. Colonel eiUnled hi band, and took
tbamldat of bertobMa.gcht. . j-,,,- "Whether Jennie had contrlbatad iediaO ?Uhh? tS " urmurln.
. ."" ViKX -ST2 Z?T3r'SrilAt i Z to. !P ' " "?.? 9 ". . . .. I ' " Tiu not your fault, llerryl Voa"
u"irV"'"..-r WX. 'ZS-J, vT...: ' . uaeirmg to o atone wun ner inouguu, in. hav.known thlt loneairo. bat I thouirttlt
r.TO'"w.f.:,..Kri'.,;:. fcraerhtfdtoh.rboudour. .Twuatovely ' kentlnmr ownbotora. that it mliht not
iiamann war avi ai 1 1 1 ax suuw aw t,u saatA aavaa - - aa ..... . - . . j iva. . a. . ..s -
rn.t, 1 did, and a uioit amiable ducourm the de
lirtred, upon the fact that Mri. CranldTo, And
Mr. BrAdford, were cut oat for each other. Now
1 did not know tbi approaebifg event had cir
culated ,0 widely through tb village; why. tbe
told m Mrs. Knowilf i opinion of It, and I don't
know how mnco more, until I wai forced to
karaher. ai I eapled one of beresilaiibUfrlendi
api roachlng, and I dreaded another lecture. Is
it not lingular, how a thing will b brulud
around, and canraewed, and talked oyer, by every
Idle roAjio in tb place t"
" T"0?' ! bm?ut' -" .tf tJfT
would mind thelrownbuilneeiindtotrtieMf '
wltb other peole'ii but avery puoa has Iti
ngoUr gowifw, And well dUjoeed poop: ai
ee.ljed to lutr.r thim, no matter how much
iiainii tour will. "
' For mr part," resumed Virxtnis. " 1 deenlte
a female, or Indeed a male meddler one who
can never rest unless scanlalizing tbtir neigh
bor.." " I py ihrn also, Jennie, for tbey ar too
Ignorant to know btt'.sr."
"And so do 1 ; but, now, Harry, tall me, do,
xictly, what you think of your lister's mir
ritK.'' 1 mow not whit to think, it poztlei me."
"And me, tool In no Alunltylith na
ture of tin two IniiivlJual. burely one so
ww amim, vrauuun, cenuoi love init mm.
for llarrj, ueneatb his pulltoed exterior, and
usurned cordiality, I think I dsuct a heart uot
true and good, but deeply, darkly Inclined. 1
like blm not."
A shadow OMnpread Harry's face, u he ques
"Have you erer convened with htm, that yoa
form so strange aa opinion."
"Never, but 1 have cloeely observed him
when pamng, and thus my impression hai bsen
"I sin glaJ. my VlrglnU, that yoa har not
um la ac.iuI Cjutact with Bradford, fur I can
not iilitm him, and do not deem him worthy
to bold converse with so pur, io Innocent a
Mower u yourself."
Harry ilrew ber head to bis boenm, and looked
lovingly Into th violet raised fondly to hi
own at length id murmured i "What sin
bit be bteu guilty of, thai yoa tbul dullxe
borne fatar time, Virginia, yon iball know
all." Assuming a mot tender tone, be con tin
ned I "'Ibe subject Of th coming wedding re
mind! me of promise von made to name the
bappy dav that would give m lb right to call
you, he bj eatb.d tb words s ifllr, " my tsiV."
A Hush mamled YKinla'a cheek, tar eyec
wer cat down, her kana Usmbled la bi, and
sb did tot reply.
"vtby tnu BAltatioo, dearettr" whlrpered
ha. after a nanae. "Do ron harta trvat Vnue I i ", of tne smote unit gr,i.uouuii
foura b'appTn "keentaU I ul!)f T, coughing to clr hi throat, ,
there adiuot arises in your g.atl Lurtf" h I "SSl ,nn M rtv. tb la .nnth- t
uked. Iu totes f mournful reproach.
A leer started to her ores, u sb railed them
to his face and replied, " Nj, Utrry, not that I
you are too iuMi, too food, too oenUe, too Ansa,
fur ir to doubt."
" What then, Virginia ? Ton weep 1"
'Nothing, only 1 am silly, crying for I do not
know what I" and a smile hovered about ber
lips, seeing which, Harry pleyf ally slid t "Only
yoa wish to keep me La suspense, or prefer my
staling th lime, wblei 1 very readily consent
todut" end lightly laying hu iAnd upon her
mout to pieewxt ner giving Jutteranee to th
word watch tumbled upon them, he returned
"wbea one I ram It, It rants be a grest In
ducement that shall persuade me to altar It, bo
ow, 1 set this day, four weak, yoa ie I Am
HberAl, u tb momentous time, when Virginia
Hemsen splatter, aaall be ready to lay ukl that
till, all e eases, Ac, to th contrary, to aoospt
th appellation of Mr. Ilarrv CranUff.l '
Liberal Indeed, muter liarryl" exclaimed
he, u bsnn.OMd.bls finger from her lips,
"liberal Indeed I Now I beg leave to deellna
according to Ual agreement,"
fc "On what ground s t"
"That It Is eatlreli too abort a space to allow
me to consider th matter, and luadry other
"And what shall be my Inducement, to ex
tend you a greater length of time t"
"1 he promts tbat 1 will agree to year with,
tbti day, thro montbi hence."
Ibree month bene I ntlrely too long a pe
riod madam." he returned merrily. "1 eouldnt
think of sucb a thing. I ikould commit auicid
from sheer despair." But at length, at Virgin.
la' eerniit rtqoett, he assented to her deeue,
and It wu formally decided that They should be
united on tbe twentieth day of October, about
aa Interval of three month! from the present.
After a abort pause, virainia arc, remarking
Aboumer.iong stir, taxing nit gua ana game,
he prcetedtit wim ner to no i
with white: tbe ctrnet wu rich, and of th loft
at velvet, fringe of moaaa dependel from th
gtrgeous ftitonna upon III whit ground, Inter
laced with biotsornlcg via; th furniture
wu of light cut, fancifully mad,
ruDr mAd. so .
In co.oring, aa
peculiar to tb South. At
cat, vivid and beautiful
xnuUH head of tha Madonna, and teriral
other gems lined the walla, whlU apoa tb
matjtUwua atttutof tha queen of flower, la
lb par.it Perua mtrb'; a roeewood work
ttand wu la front of th gllt-frsmed mirror,
covered with piece of needlework, from among
whoa fold, neened a bounuet of bluth rose.
and dewy green learet burdening th air with
tbirxqutliprfum near them lay amln
atur gold t blm tie, with an Irory needlecas, eta. I
The wbol wu wlt suited to tb reflned Uit
of the owner. Th youog girl threw herself
apon tbe yielding lounge, aid relapwd Into a .
lata tf nrufuutd meditation, from which ih '
wu awakened by a light tap upon the door, and l
the next moment Mr Kemeon enter L I
"Jennie, ire you not well tbi mornUg?'! ah
Uked, ooetmng tn omer s aostraciion.
VtrgUU colored, u ih replied:
"Perfectly weU, mother, bat a UttU list
less." "I think I em discover lomethlng betid that
U my Jennie's manner; your mother'i observ
ing eye, mr daughter, read In thou flashing
Cbwxt ana aowncut eyes, vuai aomeining
, rncr IhAn usual hu disturbed your entunlmlty
Uu morclng. WU1 yoa not make m youl
,,.,,,.,, x ,ur,,y tj Bol ,dni, y.t It doe
M U)k m. u, 'At(j th fond pirint sealed
bwH u, B efclld( ,nij j h m
around the. l.nd waUt, whU, ber Kft brown
- "' ""?" '"
ta. ,"fJ "'ff
Virginia reUted tbe promlae ih bad that morn
ing given Harry.
Mrs. Eemion'i elssp tlghUned ronnd her waist
u sh concluded, and fur a short Interval she did
not speak, but covered hsr face with ber disen
Who can till what was pasting la that mo
ther'! heart 1 Tb time bid com, when ah
must relinquish to another's keeping th rUwer
be had so carefully cherished 1 Oiher anni
would embrace ber, another be dearer, another
I heart pun for her bappu.. nd chl would to
I eecrtdly guard ber frem anbaprdn., ai i ah. had
none. wow.. - yt v, . . .. .v w. .-i
Beinaon, wbll. sh. felt that there, wu none to
wuom mum rvum w. nMMue.'' S-, w-
are, none whom ah would mur Joyfully accept
i u a son than Harry Cranllff t but ob I th sac
rilics so wounded th niother'i hurt. She did
not expose ber countenanci to btr chlldTs gsis,
until Virglnls, utonlibct at ber long slience,
" Does It not meet your approval, mother J"
" My sweet child, 1 do wrung to thui keep
yoa in suspense liarry U worthy of yoa, h
u nob), generous, brave, and loving, and hu
long since gained from your father's lips a eon
sent to w ui j ou, nut in reitAtmg y on to nil car, .
I mutt lot you." I
"Not so, my mother, I will still lor yoa j
dearly u ever. Tb Affection I entertain for
Hairy never can change that which I feel for
you, it U dlstlnct.from my bom tlu, but moth.
r, If jou cannot pat from me, I will beseech
llsrry UreleaM m from th promise, and I.
main rr near you."
"Do yon not lov blm lafficltntly then to
kIvo up your bom usocUtloni" 4astlonl
' 1 lov him with all the depth and ferror of
my heart, but 'Ui to you I owa a debt I never
can repay) to yoa I ow filial obedience, and I
will abide by your dedalon."
" Do not deem m so selfish, my daughter, u
to wish to crush your young Affection, And bind
Jou to myself. TU my dcerett wish to see vou
sppy la to tutors, and my grief vh ocaakb,-
. IWia, wuAsWa w aaa ivtw tueaw waaarw i a spaataesvw
OKE DOLLAR' FOR Id MONTHS.'
ed by the thought-wouM joa be lorJ u you
Mother, kindest of PArenti, surely Tou do
not doubt iierry'iloT?? "'
"I do not I"
"Then btttrar!, In beonmlng Ml wife, In
ihirlsg k Joy, And soothing hti sorrow a, I
sbtll be pltntd, prondtr, JojfuDy hippy. I
can win a higher hie."
"uod psaat you may never regret your
cnoice, ana mar you oe a, nappy at a wu a 1
i nave neen, eiett wun lovint heartland erery
comfort that mAketUfeiweet I" And, sUently
Inroklrga Mewing upon her head, the pressed
ner ups to tna aama.K cneec, ana retired tront
tbk coivil's ixira, a rw.k ron jcuA.
tna TxaatnLa Mecomr.
Cold, eareleat tr we, of another's (rtetV
Wt wripoumlvte in sulbe eln.hnee.'
" Ni, o'er one half the world,
Niture seems deed, aud wicked dream abut
Tbe cm tallied a eep."
'Twu the night befor the iley. upon which
Julia Crauliffe, wu to perionat for a time, a
bride; the Colonel and 11 any wer In tbelr room
at the Inn, the former lighting hit "weed," tbe
latter pacing up and down, humming an old
"1 My, Harry, when har yon concluded to
relinquish tbe Jo) s of bachelor life, to become a
"Tnank yoa, Co'oaeL for the last," stU Hir-
rr, irartbfully. "A llinellcl, Imleedl I thall be
tbehappierit husband, blut with tha sweetest
little wife, rr waa."
I "Umph I that dnn't answer my question."
"Well, then, Virginia give me th right to
call her mine, tb twentieth day of October.abont
three months hence."
"Thai's coming to th point, Ilk a rose.
Will, Harry, you ar a lucky dog I" sighed the
Colonel. "Virginia is a lovely girl, eimi it too
etherlal for earth. Cherish her tenderly my boy,
but 1 know yoa will, she will be la safe keep.
"God aid me to do so I" fervently responded
the other. "But, Colonel, yoa ar tad, ttU me,
Why you bar aever married."
'KM reason, btus I never eould find on
who would be content to beootn Mr. I'eailngj
: th second reason, I nerer gar enyon a chanc
to t r ana n iaugna suuruy.
"Do not decelre m Colonel, thin I another
reason beside that can you not truit m t" and
hegsted earnestlr Into bis face,
The Colonel wised th tears from his ra.
Caused, be laid, by the smoke of hucigr,(doubl-
She. to whom mr beart'a test tff.etlons were
glren, now sleeps In the grare, I nerer can lor
another, while her memory I present to me.
Consumption blighted ber fair form, and hurried
her to aa untimely tomb. She wu a fragile,
New England flower, I met some twnty J ear
tgo In tbe South, whither the had om to reno
vate her falling health, but alu I th very day
her lips acknowledged her love for me, sh grew
I worse, snd In on short wk, tb nouom tomb
waited to itcelr au ual wu mortal, or KuiA
Utaruntr. Bihold her miniature, be contin
ued, drawing a small velvet eaa from blaboaom,
and placing It Lu Harry's outelretched head, and
then overcome with emotion, be retreated Into
the adjoialag anartmant. liArry touched lb
spring, and tbe eeee flew opea, before bint wu
face so felioate. so .(bertal. tbat be tartd. ax.
Ctlng to see It Belt Into sir. The eyes wire
rge, brown, and full, from who depth roe a
soulful exprewioo, tailing of th Innat purity
of mlad, the hair wu soft, and wary, uLUng
orer tbe shoulder Uk cloud of auouro, tao
mouib exquisitely small, and beeutlfub, aha
looked too iptriluelU, too angeli for earth.
Harry wondered not at bl blend's grief, at
Voting sucb a being, be wondered not at hi never
marrying, with th few of tb spirit brid befor
When tb Colonel Again entered the room, ha
found blm still absorbed la gating apon th pio
ture, he looked up u be heard Peeling'! tup,
and closing tb eat returned it to him, exclaim
ing I n tone of neenieii sympainy I
"Colonel, forglr my thought! rattl.ry I I
knew not till now, bow ennobled, how unselfish,
now sacrificing, watyoer distioelllon, I aa but
too bappy la owning inch a triendl Daring all
inee jeer,-you eere passed tnrougn society,
. bury big yoar grif o deep la yowr ewa rat,
' that non inapectad It, hiding your own lorrvw,
o tbat yon might not mar the enjoyment of
others I finffkiln In Secret t bom mr ten.
Uit rtUlery, cheerfully, klndlr, noterea Kmhng,
your sy now of reeling, or cease yoa tueies
I sorrow. One contelitioa I hive, that though I
j would have guarded ber ua priceless treasure,
' I.I.I il... M tlr .1. tl. -h. .. t.Hl e..ll t.M. kiJf
for earth bumAn devotion ?uld not eoJfiee tad
Qod called ber to Mmaelf, to spar her genie
,fjH WOTldly car. Sh U an angel, and often
wten I gaze upon the stailit stry at va Jd, 1
imgie out on parucaiar one, more raeiana inae
then st,' and think sh dwslUeAbere, looking
down upon tha loved onu in left apon this
llsrry felt the tears gush to Ids eyes, and k
deemed Uiem no sham to bU manhoud, tasy
were tear, of honeat lympatby, and tbe prayer
that escaped bis trembling lips, was, that tha
earthly rot ha bid won, might ba spared to
bless blm with ber love many year,, ere sb wu
cal'ad to a more celestial home.
No farther conversation etuued betwtea th
two friends, until tb dock struck run, when
the Colonel arose and exclaimed.
"llsrry, bail yoa forgotten oar egriement
with George f"
"Almost," rej'jlned he, "but now that yoa
bav remindtdnieof It, w will huten, and ba
A lew moment mora, aud they were In the
uddle, cantering down th road.
George wu at tha central clump befor them,
and, u tbey drew rein alter tbelr Journey ,ttep
ped from the thadow of th forest to greet vhem;
tflr tbey had dismounted and the usual salaia
tlom were over, Harry ejtcuUted, "Ueorg. I
au most as xlous to bear what step ar to be
taken in an affair ao mementous to us all. Jell
l to wad Bradford to-morrow I"
She will never do It I" wu th lUrtiiag de
e'eratlon from th other' lip. "LUtn I mr ac
tion! shall be secret from t wo iuch tried friend!
ca lorger. Julia did not aid Bradford ia
bis attempt to murder in. In Ler youth,b won
hsr love, but cut It ukte, and ah wu forced
unknown to m, to beoom my bride, she wu
not truly fa'ae to me, u I surmised, but de
ceived m for th porpou of Uadlng him to ruin;
II. committed th deed, the knew nlm to be tbe
murderer, but wished tUll further to enrsp him
a abort time sine she betrsysi blm to Mr.
Brown, th Attorney. 1 myself, know.
Ing 1 had luffldent proof, cf bi guilt.
wended my way tniiner, some niguu agi, ana
Vsarned the fact.
-.of LU ). &, will b arrested when
aU)Bt ,0 ,a, lpo u,, tb, T0W, of , bat.
A give iu lawyer uaiuibk
. j, JluU j Intended tbul to Tool nlm. Obi
, , nottntI wuallrt IabAUnot
uWn u, m0nTen to infront th.
. "Doe sh know aught of th sUvs f" queried
I tbe Colonel, after the Other had concluded thU
"If tbe doe the hu betrayed ber knowledge
to no on, consequently I think ah doe not."
"Then tbera I another surprise for her.
Georg I m glad ah U not 10 guilty w
Imagined." laid Hairy.
, "And to im 1 1" elacuUttd l Colonel. "For
1 woman'i heart ahouid never harbor crime to M
fearfui an xtnt. A womaa sbouU bi the
aentlest. most virtuous of Uoi's cre.urs, but
alu! this U net always tb cut."
"ShmynotU so guilty in on rSDSct,,,
replied Oeorg "but she cberuhed a deaire for
rsvepu-e, which wu wfulinli powr. Sb
roasei a heart in which too many unruly pas
sions hold tblr iwiy; lb mast be eontrolUd by
mean which at once awe ia I affright her. Tu
ud to know that cue wbo ihouUI be the consul
er, tb comforter of man, becomes th demon
wholud him to destruction; but JuUa'a mind
might not bar bean so corrupted In bar early
day,, before she suffered br Litter dlsappoir.t
ment. Bereng I tbat U what has eaten, up
very good trait," And u be ctacludrd, ha
"Gsorge," asked ruling, "tow la Bradf jtd to
"Mr. Brown and. JuUa had arranged tbat tha
former aoouU ba. pnoa tha ipot, wlut luadant
men to seiz blm. bafor be V4 th least bar
Cf It "
"Whttwu BradfaTtTi ron fof withmg t
marry berf" -
"io get to properry. iwm aw'tas
would bar mardtrtdyou,
aet aU." .
, Harry, that b mUjrh
Dome two boar mtr (ha this earrafat!o'
Belaon Ihadrbri bU June CraaUAi good aigkt,
for the Uit tune be aseerted la that name, and
taming hu siete bomwwsrd, b entered tha lit
tl loom be cahed bit own, csckJauaa with
I "But m lew hour, more, end th knot 1 tbxL
Desert me not now, thou fitkU goddes of rbr
tan I She ha, Imbibed the ta'al poteen, and Ik
Is even row doing In work, her ompexloa la
purer, moretit aspsrant. than lu wool, her ayaty
upon her cheek, nr (ymptowu ef oeeiy, tad
ibe mora wftb that Uaguid, ILtueu sir, pecu
liar to Invalids; th U aiuklag to tha tomb I
dared not Ut ber llr, with my orwt kao em to
fcer. No, bat when lb U oVnal, th I am a
new man again I llow wildly I wilt
ptusi Uto avery epeale of diAslpetlon, and
tld mtself of thU rmortfal feeling that
tietf sometime steal over rl Reman. 4U X1
uy t did 1 call It rsweorssf TU not, 'li thi
bum-drum Uf I lead givumetb blue. In on)
project I harben foiled, bui 1 miy yet sue
ceed. If Harry Cranllff could htr uJl before
JulU't dtorase, I would be tempted to Mil my
tslf to th arch fiend, tf I war not hi already ."
II laugbad mockingly, and it seemed to bo
li prated la his ear, b licked trlumpburlr
around tb room, but no on ws ther h waa
"Tbere tt on thing I will d berore I proo,I
a step further In thi affair, and tbat la, to bom
iaom garmmtt, which www placed la tb oU
huutl Should It be torn down, tnd ther ba
dloorered. weald tbey not be reaianlzed a
tnlnef and ther ere spurred" tntAart, audwast
(aea f 1 ahouid be suspected, and mora than
tbat but 1 w oa'l think of It I 1 djn'l aea why
I didn't consume tbera In the first place, but!
thought than I might need them Iboagh ba
that u It miy, I'll do th busltvee, thi, nigbtl'
f he chick itruck twelve, u Nelton Bradibnt,
not without Inward bealuncy stole f on tbe
house and hastened rapidly along by the side of
tb road 'til be gained tbe deeerted court; nerw
be did not pause, but hurried throaga the door
Into one of the lowr apartment, wbare ba
lighted th dark Untern he carried, and, gaitng
fearfully, tremblingly around, crept softly up
tb creaking itair to tb room oa tbe second,
floor; h pnebed open the door, anl peered la to)
aetlafy bias self that It WM unoccupied; at every
sound h would Hart wt'h terror, Air b wu bt
reputed haunted boo at th hoar of mid
'Iwu a sad attaatloo for one so guilty as be.
One th abutter awung against th bout with
the wind, hb k tee. smote ageinit ach other,
hi ree atarted. and Ma ft blarMbed wltbt
terror, but it lubaided a UttU, when h found ha
Bblrutng ilk an aspen leaf, b let the Untera
neon tbe around, and approaeoiasc tha muter.
decorated with tha Inartalout drapery of the)
sower, and tnicx wun aast, sougnt ror to spring;
of tb secret pan!. Terrified u be was. be would
bar been InVapabk of motion, eould be aero
seen t be figure near the entrance of the apartment,
wbo wu watebtngTet7morement,but tbo gloom
hid the tight ; at last, yielding to his rigorous
effort th panel flew open, revealing the llttla
(jmpaitmeut with lu ilnl abalf, h looked la
and pereelred with meteroalioa, that ttwai
tmttltt Bad a thunderbolt faleo ai hi fee.
tbe sboek mmU wet bar been greater, be was
deprived of tha power of hi gsniu, and Isk a
marbl sUta he itood, gating directly Into tha
Twu som minutes before ba rcorerW,wbe
starting back, a aJaraUUd
"Utdl utpuitnemtarr I am sura of It,
nd yet tbey aracwM Great GodI 1 bad deem
ed tem so safe I tm lost I Iamlottl" And!
b itrud up and down Ih room, curstna al
luck and beating bU breast furtously. War
wu 1 ao silly, ao footieb, u to preserve them?
Would to all the fiend 1 bad destroyed them
wheal had them I"
Again tnat sow, mocking laugh Mcqd ouo
lng In bi r.
"Nov, tbey hsva gone rorth, proofs of my
guilt- but, hold I It may not ba to desperate, jl
nave no proofs that any living man Iua tnem (
but what, than, sn aav becom of them t Aa,
a lack y thoaght I"
' l'umpey, the negro, wu her Mini few day
might be not, tn bi rambling and tearchlag,
bar hit apon thli panel.anl teeing tht clothe,
retained tnem fur himself; ana ware that tha
dark aula apon them muUooxtt UwtmmAl
bar littl doubt of It, h will ba pronounced
th murderer. Twill be auy lor me, If ha U
captured and brought up, to uy be ttoU tha
cloth from me, and then hU running away
win auk It more plausible. Thing ar tit
o desperate, after all," and lb guilty man
buoy liig himself up with falu arguments, paruxl
la hll walk, while a smile of satiafaction (tola)
over his feature. " fortune hu aot yt de
al rted me, Satan U true to hU owa I"
Onoe mora tbat hollow, Jeering laugh, and
with it now blended a groan, deep and unearth
ly, Q ulraring with mortal fear, Bradford tamed
toward tbe door. He made an eTurt to mar
through it, but wu unable to do toj hU limbs
refuted to aupport him, and b tank weak and
faint upon th floor, hU yt still apon th door
tall malewUe figara. with tha Una nltht-
hued cloak, (talkad nuUelesaly in, lu fee was
hldd.n bat nlain. distinct, and with awful i
Ing, cam th word ' Nelson Bradford pre
pare I your ooomu seaiea. xiut a non una is
granted yoo, repent or not. u yoa choo, for
your enormoui crlrnia Atk pardoa of th God
Jou hsv cff.uded I Before tbe Judgmtni bar of
is thrun you wilt anewer for jour sins."
"Keinembar, th guilty nerer go unpunished I
Even now tne gate of hall are yawning to re
ceive jou, even now, Satan And hi band await
to drag yoa to everlasting death I Though yoa
deem j oareeif serwre, Macs your oatd it no iaowa
to evae, ft is knwm to tha Omnipotent Pa har of
tha universe. ThU U tb but Urn I com t
Again tb wretched snaa thought ba heanl
thsl rapulsiv Uagh. Tbe figure grew din and
shadowy tn tb gloom bejond,an4 at length
bummotung all hi strength, Bradford eroaa to)
bis feet, tailed the lantern, and lied down tha
old ttalrcaM,througb the echolog hail and lone
ly courtyard, ard stopped not until bewu la
tbe ,olnnle of Ms own ebsmber.
Could th artulu of that room bar ben a
dowed with lit and speech for a time, what
tale cf crime, anl th working of a guilty
eonscleooe, eosld they tall they bed wltnsss ft,
but tb murderer fell ssfs within It preolnete.
He fastened the door with trembling handa, and
then, throwing himself In at arm chair, eoreresl
his countenance, which wu wet with Urgw
drop of perspiration, with Ml hand. ;.:
"Thank God, I need nerer go there again t" ., .
8 range, tbat ana ao deeply talned, abooU
call npoa the Creator ha had rejected, to gnat
"My tut visit bu been made to tha aaanteo)
house. Wult but the phantasy of sdlsordaredc.
potrr lieMlf m of M ieoera to tecss i" Tea, I
remember thou word, And If I bom through
lire unimpeded, what need I cars for th htre
aftarf Th but tins I abaU ba tormented br
the appearance, phantasy, or whatever it UI
Then AWAy with that foolkk - Tha
deed, were batter know w "pWU taut
I to man thay ar more apt to ks secret.
, 1 must overcome, tk. rU'Culou f,Mon I hara
el beln rrfekrad arevetythlng. Tha Ipeatra
hu never yet eriooaly Inw1 ma, yet, wbea is
tTJLn, 1 shedder and shiver, at wbatl Only
ineabade of one, wbo I know Uu deep la tha
Gound, with the cold sol heaped apoa his
east," Butjthoagb the tongue could tlk,tbai
body would not act ia acquiescence, tor hU Utah)
still trembled with excess of xoiUmat.
llerrlbl AsTatr, v .a
TheNuhvltte, Tenn., GatOU, Uarm est a ter
rible ccrumnce la Chatham aouatr. A Mr.
Laqstkb and hU wife bad btaa absent freat
hem fur a abort Um on a rUtt, and Ian tha
bout, curUg their abeeoce, In chATge of their
son, aged about 11 yean. sUtaxelag t tas
houM at a Ut hoar of tha sight, they eeolvaoT
to tut tb boy' courage, and II Ur
StealthUyapprt ached the house, aad aakadisrr
admUsUo. Tha boy ukeJ who wu taeiw, bat
roelr4 W eltswtr. Bpu tha questUsi
banaUa saot , and lUppUM
bouse lred. f be gua wu loaded with bockahot, M
thskostof which teok afleet la Mr. Uaoaraa f
body? productog It U i.pscda fatal wsaad.
Tb. agony of th boy, oa diicoxartng whom hsr
bad Abet, WM la tans. ' ,'..