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THE LINCOLN COUNTY
TROY, LINOOLV COUNTY, MO.. FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 186(5:
1 DETECTIVE'S STORY.
THE SILVER PIN.
I had not been settled in Now York
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c and, for OTflte I.!
ffiil in by far th.rcater' portion of
them. I becamq very popular, and there
wis not a single easo ot importance in
ulT' dUbt bUt What 1 1
W5!!l !h I -r. .nlkinc n, .M MM
a nliiyn VL wTitVv
d "A?r,!i mtjii! JnS.i'J?
some on-i tap mo gently on tho shoulder,
f, S tTh lyrZ oldthoM MlS?
it prove to bo lut my old school-follow,
M"kUam' . ... ...
"W hy, Harry, my boy, said I, "how
aM!.JK t i.i fill.
i'YV hy, Jem," he replied, slinking me
nnpi 1 1 n 1 iv 11 v run iimiii 1 11 iin nrn 'nrnii
1 li t .1 I 1 f l .
to Una you in .Mew lork l thought you
were in Stsnsfie'd buriod among your
I have left physic, and turned do.cetivo
officer, I returned, and thou 1 told hi 111 in
u few words whut had passed. But you,
JIarry, what arc yu doing?
I'm 111 luck, he replied. 1 havo got a
situation n4 private seviotury to a Mr. l'cr
cival, a gentleman of wejltli, living ne r
Washington. Ho gives me a thousand
dollar u year, and my board and lodging.
am to take varo of his moLoy nutlets.
1 think it is rathor an easy place.
I congratulated Markham on his 1 00J
luok in having sosurcd such u cod situa
tion, lie was to leave for Washington tlio
next day, and wo agreed that we should
meet again at five o'clock and dine to
g:thcr. At tho uppo.uicd hour wc met U I'd
in initio's and had a catiitnl dinner. Wo
talked nvsr old tiuios, and passed in re
view all our schoolboy days, and really
enjoyed ourselves very much. We did'
not son into until a late hour, and when
we did so wo putsd with mutual reject. I
..au no. mrnea .ui ns wen m naa ocea
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(xpcciea ui c:un .1 csinio. lie 11-4 cuoi
c:i surgery as his pMfejsion, but ifter'
jiaving graduated lie rctiruJ from tho pro-t'-ssion
in digu.t, and for a year nr two
w.iuJar.'d abojt without nim or pur o.ic.
It was no wonler, then, that 1 felt p'enn
id that ho had obtained such ui excellent
fi'uatin and hoped that it would prove'
a -topping stono to tortuno. 1
A few days after ourdiuner, I tccoiied
11 letter fi om him informing mo of his
Miearnvui 111 ins ucdiinaiioii. lie tx-
pressed mui-.cit very much i-'ease i witn
lit. illlltl.n (.till tillli.In.l trt...A !...!
IP 1.1 ailUUtllMJ, HUH UCU'IVU 1IIUIU IIIU1I UIIOU
lt A ! il. . t
10 -hiss amy rercivni, mo on.y o.aug.iicr
01 11m employer. 1 replied 10 uis .citcr,
but ho did not writo again. I
About a year aftorward, on n cold No
vcmber morning, 1 got up, .is the saying
is, wrong sido foremost. The fact is. I
was unsuccessful in unravc' ng n ea.- in
which groat interests were involve.!, nnd
was in no very amiab'c mood of min i It
was a miserable, wet day; tho rain patter-1
cd against the window, and tho street was
a mass of slush and mud. To add to my
nnnoyanco, my breakfast was not roady
when I came down st.irs, and I walked to
thewindow and looked out into tho elisor.
ine wmuow ana lookea out into mo cueor
!e8 thoroughfare. If it was disatzreca-
ble out Ot (Joora. it wns camVnrtahUx o.
nough within. A cheery coal firo burn-
ed in tho grato, a snowy cloth was spread,
on tho table, and a delicous smell of rash-1
crs of bacon saluted my nostrils. Iliad
not waited very long beforo ray landlady,,
Mrs Hobbs brOUZnt III mv baukot. Sho .
table,and then euddenly vanished, just
deigning to say, as aha slipped from the
door, Breakfast is ready sir.
I eat down to my breakfast and began
toeatmeohamcally. I tried first ta find
fault with my fare, but could not in rea -
""Vk'S' t.h tgEl! were 000Jted just
as I liked them; the bacon was done to a
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turn; the coffee was excellent. While,
discussing; my breakfast. I tLeufhtover
the matter I had in hand, and a suddon
light gleamed upon me, and I saw a oluo
11,. 11 t rnltiriipil te mv In 1fn- lltaV
..: .t.. t .u. C. iT't...: i" ..6": i the matter ought to be
"'n' t 1 .' u8.u v, iii uw uau riseu wantyou ,0 0 to Wa.hin
""'-: """"y- 1 nau "iw. a nor- raornfn,, UI1 j jP from
, ...arK ,,.B, ..u bcu.ai ..au irequent- k ,
ly Uejn his champion. Hurry, however. ... ... r .
to uu me tneuimcaiticsinat naa noincr- had boUor geo thom at onoo ald u wil, tie stayed witn me three or toar days- l sat down at me tame, ana loamog my .--. y."6 ...jX S P' ' b"k. The Ko. n.r
rTmUCh :f!iC' 1a t TaeUt !?y "vo you a world of trouble. ' but bis visit was any thing but an agree-, head on my hands tried I to study out the bo Jo", hu be en c augh agreed to forgive him on coadiUoi. .. his
bad temper vanished, and I became tho thought with Markham, that if the ble one; 1 did not ask him to prolong it, 1 case, as I called it. But it was to no with buying h.s meat ao cheaply, the repeating the offence
amiable Jem Brampton, as ray acquaint- surVe3 purpose. I could mako nothing out of jooundrel had the cheek to ask full mat- g.
ance an canea me. 'inations reallv statod that tho decoased About eight weoki allor this, I one t, and upon reflection, I was compelled , ,u' " "ceoum . riHfhfr.
When I was abont half through my , w ally died Som aneurism it Z 'I truing received another visit from Mr. to admit the only suspicious thing about of his "rcspeetability he was let off ot. 11 ,rvII.h,.u
breakfast, mv room door oneneJ. .nd the"..!' iflJ Rtenh.nM.autL ih. wholo nffuir was the blue mark over the payment of four hundred dollars and An old Ii dj once triumnbantly pom
fi, f V" waaiouiiimu miiuuo uy iuui iu- X"'""-"" "r ' T , ,: noKti.withiiHi.nulritlon that he hou!d ed to the "Kpistle to ihe Koruam.. aid
Hobba, appeared on the threshold. I roce-,yei my pay and determined to do entered, you may remember about a year , little about medical matters, and this, ar- emigratu as soon as practicable.
Herald, air, she said, holding tho news-' my duly. "8 1 aBkc1 you to Investigate tho cause ter all, might bo natural. At all events, .Til
paper in her hands. j Mr. Porcival'a death waavery eudden, of my uncle's (Mr Pereival) death. I I determined I would conult the surgeon hiuw n w
I tenlr if tm.liF. i. .o t --L-J linen now come to ion on a similar errand, about it. nnd I arose from mv scat for that An Indian was onco brought
appeared to bo surprisod at my change of Of course it was deaf, by aneurism
demeanor. I always is; tho moment the sao bursts,
Mrs. Hobbs, said I, this is very nico ' death ensues, but I forgot you havo per
baoon. I haps forgotten your medical studieB.
I am glad you like it, sir, said eho, Let me explain. Aneurism of an artery
dropping a curtesy as she left the room. J is tho rupture of one of the internal ooata
Having make tho amende honorable to A sao is formed, which gradually in-
xny worthy landlady, I drew my ohalr to
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r ' r w umuw. vwhmm .v
ftrto. Tho rcry first paraeranh that mot
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MTSTmccs Dkatd. Yesterday
morning Mr. Percival, of Washington, was
found dead in bed, It appears that he
retired to bed perfeotly well tno evening
before. It is suspoctcd that he came to
his end by foal play, but the motive for
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I immediately thought or Harry Mark-
"d V tl.0 poor follow that he
would sooubo deprived of his situation.
"at solfiish mortals that we arel my own
business soon engrossed my attention, and
1 forSot aU ,hn PerJivalfrffair' and
That same evening, when I had got
,nroogh y bu.jDe88r the day, and was
enjoying o quiet cigar by my own fireside,
lUi.t L J:i .-..11 .1.- t..n At'
most immediately afterward, Mrs. Hobbs
came and informed me that two gentlemen
wished to sco mo. I told her to show
them to my room 8ho returned in a fow
moments with a young man about twen
ty five years of age, and one about ten
They introduced themselves to me, the
younger as Mr. Stephen Missett, the el
ucr as Mr Kdward Morton.
1 believe I have the pleasure of speak
tng to Mr. James Brampton, said Mr.
That is my name, I returned
tiiuiu nuo i VtUIVUl UUII 'l IUC UVIIi
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Nr. lirampton, continuod the spoaker,
I have heard ofycur skill as a detcctivo '
officer, nnd I have conic to consult you on
a vory delicate matter. A mysterious
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.lAnll. tins in WntltlnntAii
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Do ynu allude to Mr. Pcrchal? I ask
ed. Whatl have you heard about it? asked
Mr. Masfet, in surprise.
Nothing more than I read in the pa
pers this morning.
1 catuo trotu aslungton yesterday, i
am a nephew of the deceased, and I think
But, said I, why not letasurucon muke
a poxf.morlnr.1 examination ut once?
Oh, that has becu done, lcplied I'eveiv -
Well, what was the report?
Well, the docto' suae to many scientif-
i phrases that it is hard to understand
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v. ;.i t !vv do aie.ui. nut iron, what lean
make out. thev sav he had tome disetae
jjllt j0 tjloy gny ,e camo to j,;8 jcatll
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-No ,,,nv do notsay tiiaton tno 0th
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cr liaiul, they nrpcur to imply that no
m a .. . .....
dic,, fVrm nalural CJU,C3i
Then ulint is the nejes.sitv for anv in -
vestication iu tho mattei?
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nix ri-iiii. 1. : 1 ,1 iiiil ?.:ii iiiii:ii ::iii.
Well, centlomen. sinco vou doire it. I
will start to-morrow.
!yoiir ,orvice,(!j.,id young Massett.
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Pore in a five hundred dollar note for
nw.iei.0erupiU ill! uingtiie money,
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)ittie niv vu'lUtn eft mo
Farlv next morniii" Ihtartcd bv tho
(Wlcn and Amboy H.iilroid for Wash-
j,," arrived at about
gevcn o'clook in tho eyenin-.
ai.. a-.a fL ..i. Ar
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nt tho 8amo time rising from his ofaair ia
u poagblo it is you? Why, what in tho
nam0 of all that extraordinary brings
you down to this section of the 'country?
, f am hero on bu8incs8 Horry repHe'd,
and then I told him all that had trans'
I n:re j between Mr. Massett and uvself.
Wiiat ccrocioua follvl ho cxolaimed
when I had finished. The physicians
have distinctly stated that Mr. Percival
uHouuiiiiuijiniaKu m. " '
creases until tho remaining coats of the
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.1 1 1 it i v I'l.ii nan. 111.11111 kudu iublbuu.-
I thanked him for his information,
' and after some further conversation with
' him, I asked to see the body. He im -
,jui,i. MnV 1. M
won d mue i meler that vou should iu mc, ano i entereu into iuii particulars as tiuru siory, anu uiore weiu rooia 01 unci. , . expenditures
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vcsti"ato the matter. I believe I r peak to tho result ofiiiq.tlris. He appeared buildings that came exactly under tho succccuca max sue inaue a iu w my rovenuu -m a
tho wishes of Mr. Edward Moaon. who perfectly satisflod and loft mo. I window. Hanging from the roof n short javor, in phfc mw snou.u ue wuuum cx.,0l)aiircrt
is tbo deceased's Gist eousin. Four months passed away, and I had distance Ti-otu tho window was a broken teaiing any cnnurcn. i men mauo ray c.,,nntiy ,:;.s
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Certainly, replied the elder of the two torgotten tne wnom circumstance, wncn igt.t n.ng rou, u.uen ui usaai, .7".-; . nj . W.I .ho .ill I miw.iI. tlc XrW
way into tho chamber where the dead
body lay. It was u dark, gloomy cham
ber, being hung with heavy curtains, and
a era vo -like odor pervaded the room.
Tho coffin was placed besido the bed, but
tnc body bad not yot been placed in it,
but lay on the bed.
He roust have been a strong, hearty
man when alive. I brought the lamp to
bear on his face, but saw nothing thcro
but the ordinary face of a corpse I
then opened tho night dress and exam-,
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ined tho region of tho heart. At first I mediately made preparations for tho jour- hams chamber. l tounu linn plunged Dblo us to avoid faying foolish things,
saw nothing, but on examining moro noy. I must confess that I was at flrst in the deepest grief. Wo cften speak without reflection, and, of
clorely, I discovered a littlo blue mark, amazed beyond expression at what I had My dear friend, said ho, holding out conscquoupo.footish thoughts or express
no largor than tho head of a pin oxactly heard. The thought struck my mind his hard, which I did not take, hate you ions desituto of thought nr uttered,
over the spot where the hoart was. that Harry Markham might but I did Gushed your investigations! 'l'ossofeol f tho art ofsilonce, we shall
What a curious mark, said I, pointing notallow mysolfevento fintshthothdught I have, said I, not epeak that which ought not be spo-
it out to Harry. I In a i'cw houcs 1 was at Murkham's I am very glad to hear if. I suppm Un A-sin, it will enable u to avoid
Where? said Markham. houso in State street' Boston.. 1 frankly you have come to the conclusion that the giving hurtful things. Sine we are
There, I returned, bringing the lamp told 1 him my busiucs. He appeared to surgeon was right ns to t e i nu-e of it? placed in tho world to do good, and since
to bear upon it. be plunged in the dcopost grief, and ex- "0, I have not. -mi t'10 fini',JWU""11 f speech is one of our
That is only a mark of decomposition, pressed himself ai very anxious to havo Why, wha' do you menu? td Murk- greatest means of influence, it is moat
said Harry. , every investigation nmdo. My first pro- ham, turning almost as polo u3 the covpse unsco aingly for us to utter that which
I thought suoh might bo the case, and cccdint! wa to make inquiries as to when up stairs. ' shall do injury. He whose business it is
said no moro about it. I made a careful Mrs. Markham died. The particulars W hat I mean is, that your wife was to root out tho tares should not scatter
examination of everything in tho apart- gained nmounicd ns follows. murdered! I replied, looking him sternly the seed. Itwill cnablous to govern our
mont, but it amounted to nothing. Ii Mis. Markham had retired to bed at in tho face. .... . feelings and direet ,ur trains of thought.
went to seo the surgeon who had mado night in perfect health. Sho and her Mu'dorcd ! he exclaimed, unpos.ii- He who gives expression to his feeling
the post-mortem examination, and ho as- husband had occupied separate rooms for blcl increases their strcnth. He who give
sured mc in a very pompous tone, that several months, but within the last two It is trua, I replied, tome Markham, expression to anger, for example, incrcas-
tnereconid be no douct as to the cause
It was a very peculiar caso of nneur-'
ism, said ho. Scarpa, you know, mado liwng apart. The house nuid bad gono 1 snail never lorgot t ic expression 01 cnco with our fellow-men. 'A fool ut
a distinction bctweon dilatation and to Mrs. M.'s oiimiiber, and at, was usually Markhams face when 1 uttered these tcieth nil his mind, but wise man keep
a leurism, applying the former name to the ease, found it looked. Sho knocked words. His features were actually con- tth it until nfiorward." Gravity and re-
the expansion of tho whole ot the arte-
lial coats for a limited extent, the latter
to tho cxpansitn of Uio arterial coat, oe-
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continuity in the innor and middle. But
in this particular case thoro waj ruptuio
without any evidence of a solution of
continuity havina oiUtaA Worn, nr
nvnnn ili .il.iF.nn A u.v iuii.ii .. niu
A very peculiar case,
sir a very peculiar case, indccdl
But, doctor: said I, without the faint
est idea of what he meant by a solution
of continuity, did Mr. Percival diu from
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what is commonly knowu as a natural
Certainly, my dear sir; certainly; hut
Mill it was a vory peculiar ea-o veiy
1 cculiar, indcod. 1 int 'n.i (0 writo It
liistory of it for a medical journal.
I next interrogate! tho rorvants. but
discovered nothing to rrt-io the sllghteit.
' suspicion. It is true, I dNcoveicd that
, Mr. Percival had mire thin niini i 1 v e 0
itttoratiee ro his diiapprolnt.on of tho
int'macy oxisting betwenii hi- daughi.-r
Ada nnd his sevretory. but -i ho was i
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irc.iui lauu-uimir, imnuuo nomo wi
paid to it. I also foind that all his
largo wealth was left to Ada during her
life, with tho exception of a legacy . f
five thousand do'lirs to vountr Masi-ett
Ifshoraarried.it was settled on her
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vniiuruiij m ujj uu ispuu, bhu m
. nieny 10 win it n nuom sue picasou.
There was rjothine left mo now hut to
return to New York, which I did tho
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bossed envelope, containing weddin
cards, with the names of Mr. nnd .Mrs.
Harry Marlsbam cngrnved 011 tuetn. in
the corner of the ladjr'a card was Miss
1,1. P,.l.. Th n.Mrona VBn .
i received dv dosc an era- iiai mo uu vi u upiiuuruii iu uu pucu . . . .
I I,,,! l.. r.1. r.l.tinna A.ia'l ni,1 nrnf 5f ,tt;nr mtv livi.1 . Kim
tingbetween Miss Percival and Mark-
ham, this marringo did not surprise me,
but I thought their haste was very uu -
Six months had now elapsed, and I
linrl fmnrfl nnA anpn nnlhimr nf Murk limn
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como to the door but Henry Markham. 'This could not bo a coincidence this
I was struck with the great change that ,ae mark eould not oceur on both father
had taken place in his appoaranee His , and daughter oxactly in the samo spot,
onco handsome face was bloated and, withoutTiaving been caused by sometlifng.
blotched from .the effect .of etrong pota-J hastily closed the night-dress, and turn-
tions, his hands trembled, and he looked cd the sheet back again. I did not know
a wreck of of his former self. Still he what to think or what to do. As was my
addressed mq in a friendly tonoof other usual custom v-henevcr in perplexity, I
days. 1 asked him in, and soon found
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that he lived very unnappily with his
wife, He had evidently taken to drink -
s ' j .mi ui!
Indeed, I replied, who ia dead?
You remember Mr. Percivals daughter
do you not?
What? Mrs Henry Markham?
Well, sho is dead.
Dead, I exolaimed, searcoly able to bo-
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neve tne statement, impossiuier
It is true. She died yesterday, and
under circumstances just as mysterious as
, her father. I want you to investigate
' tho matter thoroughly, for I am satisfied
' '" the matter.
Is thero any ono suspected? I asked,
No one. In fact, I believe the surgeon
who made the po$t mortem examination,
cives it as his opinion that alio died of
mo peculiar kind ot aneurism,
The same diaeasj that her father died
ves, tho same.
I will leavo for Boston at once; I agrco
with you, that this matter requires tho
Mr. Stephen Mnssclt left mc nnd I ini-
weeks a species 01 reconciliation nau
pbnwccn them, but not sufficient
t" eauso thcin to change their mode of
and knocked, receiving no reply.
became alarmed, nnd summoning her
ni.is'er, whom she found fafct asleep, hhc
. .1.1 k.: I l. n...i:.:A A .i.:nna 1 1
immediately got up, mi J finding that
knocking did uot really succeed in awa-
king hi wile, he procureh tho assist-
ancuofa ueibhbor or two. nnd thev
lirnLx nni-n inn ilnnr I no I'M- vn
' found inside the lock,
tee I the bud chamber
When thoy en-
jjrs. BiarKuam lying in dou, siono aeaa.
e at 1
Death appeared to have been very sud
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.Inn f.n- the htA elothon were net in tha
!n.t ilii'itrhed. X.ir was thero the
idi'-htct mirk of violence annarent
tho lii-.lv Mr. Markham, when ho saw
1 In' Jo'i'l tmiiy of It i. wifo, appeared
suffer the most terrible agon v. He threw
made, nnd the vet die' ivn was died hy
ill i-tutioii oi Go.!.
Such was the statcni"tt made to me. and
it was my dulv now to see that it wiiscor-
let. I Milted the ehaiuberot death, and,
flrst of nil. f.x.iminorf the iinirlment nar.
rowly. It wai evident that the door had
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uuiu iivwi im iuuijikwiv.
nig iviv.-;i ui mij .nuMr..i.u i.um
. by that means, l next went to tnc win
dow, and it looked out on tho back part
, mi l. a!.
.m i to i-i.iin 1 in rniiiu ilmbii w im 111 11111
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long distance fiom the roof underneath,
that it entirely precluded the possibility
r nno nn,. .nrri'a the nr.artmcnl hv that
r nnvr nrnwuAaA to iTnniino llmlimlr nf
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might havo been supposed to have been
nsloop. I do not know what impelled
, me, but it appeared to bo almost an in-
stinctj I opened tho night-shirt of tho de-
ceased. Tho moment I did so I started
tinolc. nn il would have uttered a c-rv had I
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determined to think t vcr tho matter an
w . v
hour or two bctore t made another move.
, I left the chamber and proceeded to a
vs.i ..i .. .. i:u...n .i..n
! tiiirnni.ii. i was about leavinc tno room
whon 1 saw lying on one of tlu shclvos
Freueh journal, i took ttnp mochanto-
nllir. and turned over thn casea. Tha
imrolf on the body, and wept and cried and calling mc into 111s siuay to:a 1110 1 ! three weeks, which before had reaulred
iUeachtl.l. He was obliged to be re must .lepart vne next morning. 1 nai 8ix wa.kl)! ln 1774 u WJa annonnoed
,iov-l frmii the apartm-ntat la-lbygen- night I kille 1 turn by means ol a Nlver in all fjie pRpcrg tll0 eolon hat
lo foivc. A eoiones inqnot u sura- I '"John Perkins engages to rido post to
111.10. . i.S IKIla! Ill tllO CSSe Ot sU'ldPO nlniiuv.mrai. , ' ""ul """''ratm l io mi nnrn-v-nk A-nm Ph .
it'i. ii 11 n! mt.r'iin exainination was rupteu.
bookopenodof itself in one partloular doubt in the mind of tho "Court" as to the
place. I can road Freuch well. Tho admissibility of his testimony. Accord
roador oan imagine my astonishment and ingly he was asked what tho consequent',
horror when my oyes fell on tho follow- cs would be if ho should tell n liih-ehood
ing paragraph: wbilo under oath. '1 ho coniitciianto nf
i'AiNi.Gss' Extinction. .iionsier vet
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ricauoi. Aodneiday last read a very in
, tcrcsting paper beforo ,' Academe de
, Maltci on rainlesscxtinct.on. He states
that if a si ver pin be placed exactly over
,taearcu ot tne aorta, ana men Desuuucu-
ly driven in, death ensue-! itiMantuncous-;
ly. There is not the slighted disfiguru-,
tion of tho body, nothing being apparent
alter death but a littlo blue spot the sizo
oiupms iiubu. uunsm iiw.iu
gests that this method of taking sway l.u-
man life should be used on criminals con-
doraned to public execution instead oWio
I no sooner rea thisparaprnplitb.nl
saw the wholo affair in a moment. In
two minutes .1 oro I was in Harry Mark-
A "- nv- F""""" v. 1 .";"
vc me mat silver rm, nun wuicn you
committed tho deed. I
vu'.scd it wns tnc most learuit sigut 1
think 1 ever beheld. saw hira instinct-
jvoly put his hand on his coat pocket.
Lnntv ven siiro nf mv mnn thr lie 11:111
ho instrument with which ho committed 1
the deed in his pocket. Ho appeared to ,
rcfloct a moment, and then hti counlc
nance assumed a calmer expression.
wuiuuiuii, niu in. joi.-o.iiuv n is in
use donying the charge. Hy some cx
traordinary means you have found out
liner lha HtiAila iwaha rinrtA di (f ilAnile
because Mr. Percival was kitted
same means. A lCW Words Will
everything to you under .1 calm c.itcri
Ah! I see how von have discovered it
bnt nn matter. Ada, of course, knew
nothing of the eriiuo. Pour months after
her ftther's death, I persuaded her to
marline. ui, asjou mow. (u intu
very unha;ipily 'to 'ether. My crime
preyed 011 my mind. I took to drink
Ull.l I'llllllll' HIT Illiril II I -1 1 1 II IT 1 1 1 . J. L
- . ....... .... ,
T V v , . i
- c'. " "vcu vmnwy
separated, am my wite s proporty was
siiltlpil nn linrifnli ht lior KiMini-'c will
... .h..iv. h ...... a
cu rr.yseit in cor tcu-room, ana as soon
t w wafl iccp, 1 uroe in. lutai , n
uto her aorta, and then escaped from the
y"tZ& 1 SnSleTTf !e
broken ll"htlllllL'-rod on the lliols (it the
Imek building. I felt eerl.-m. that
M1V iTIIUtt WOUM not W fltftCOtOil tllilt I
courted investigation, but ?s man pm-
posei tiol disposes, aud ihat invoMiga-
un has Joreed me to add another to n.v
list ol murdered victim s. Ihavenoth-
ing more to confess--
And Uctore 7 could ultcr a word, tic
J summoned wwutance immediately,
ho ' '"f.'f,?,, Jf..-
accordance with Uio face.
it. mmmvrnwn inn v n m i m nm v iiva n 11 u i n
pwu,u ... rU " -
wuu wubuwi mm. hBu
kinnln? and scllins such catt o as
x . i l. . ..
to mjswiy m a suit uiouuiii ugiuru a
a istrato. His blank, cxprossionls-s
anu me general unneanioguess
whole demeanor, gavo rise to a serious
- "i'"i uriisiuvueu a nmu a no ro-
1 : .. 1 r .. 1 .. ..... ,, in r . ,,
- pu m it amcmu miie,"eii, 11 tion,,
lie, cue's I be put m jail-great while,
on oranu genial manner pnc.s mo ncari ont.0 fllrfllilt to New En..lnJ. wotil.l
ol a demon. When I went to Mi. Perei- atart thevear round: where-
to val s i immediately tell in love with Ailu. bv answers u.i-tht be obtained to letters
Mr.i'ereml discovered our intimacy, , bclwceil ihilttdelnhia and Bosten in
may be. Bimeby I die-andfA- I;cUhld,au.Uterj "J)' tb.' children being d al,
. mi ... . . dumb and blind. ,1, let thev nut ml'u
it ajam." The witnes was permitted to', ,, ,hl.,r fnm am, ' iu llv-u
Pro,!0cJ' I icspcctuble living. 4 ' '
THE SILENT TONGUE.
Thourtof silenco, ifitbonotoneortbe
fi,,e( j ecrtkiuly ono of the useful arts,
It is un art attained hy few. How seldom
uo wc nice: witu a man wnn speaics only
when he oaglit to speak, and says only
what he ought to say. That the Biblo
enjoins its attainment is most uanlfest.
It coinmiiuds us to mako r' door and a bar
for tho mouth. It declares ffcsl'if a man
bridleth not his tongne his religion is
Vain. The attainment of this ait will sa
es us power over mm. tie wno gives ut-
tcranee to improper thoughts will inorease
their number. It will inorease our influ-
servo arc associated with wisdom. Even
iat, effected gravity is sometimes efioctive
the true art of silcuce ever. Wo cau
l.A ..Ai..i :n
Fir.it Post OBCO EsUMiShBCIt.
l'mm a document of oldon time wo
l.-mn ilmt in 1774. Honl.min Franbtin
trnu 1 -i.at in-ta.o. l.an...l with tl.A m.
iinigsiun f Government to make "six
iiumir((i ,)ounda continental m onev. if he
I . ' .
couu, out ot mo whole post-otnee de-
' . 1
partmcnts in America. Iho very next
n.,r ie mve .j10 ustoundintr notice, that
ttio man, wiuen Deiore nad only run
dclphia to Baltimore, and will tako
along nr bring back led horses or any
parcel.'1 When a post rider proposed
4(111 tin.;, notico was given of his inteii
(inn by adveit'cmcnt also by tho town
erier, for several days in advance. In
IT'.'O the number of post offices through
out the country had increased to seventy
five. There aro now moro than twenty
nine thousand. The extent of post
ioutr was then 1,875 miles; it is now Bp
wards of 140,000. The revenue of the
department was in that day 837,33o; in
ttfZ.UU. At present the
bout 812,000.000, and tho
nearly tho same. Oir
truly advanced with gigaa-
, (jase o!- ConsciCBCe.
, p s- , t , ,h ann.l.of .ho
ienec Dr. tiny had, for iome time, miss.,1
1 r t. .' '..c.i
the hay from his barn, nnd was satisfied
tliut it was stolon. With a view to detect
tho thief, he took a dark lantern and sta
tidied himself near tho place where hu
MipHned ho must pass. In due time a
person whom he knew p ispod nlong iuto
ins barn, (jitickly came tut with as much
hay ns 1 o could carry upon his bsek.
The Doctor, without sayinga word fol
lowed the thief, mid took tho candle i- t
of his dark lantern nnd stuck it into tin-
I uv upon lus back nnd then retreated.
, . . ... . . .
I I I I I lilllll I llll lllll WH. n . nhl h ....
"d the fellow throJwing it fro"n. hiuWn
uttor consternation ran away from his
i . bou,
The Doctor kept tho affair secret, o-
ion from his own family; andwithiiia
, v or two the thief came to him in gre.t
tion and M W ht h(j wUb (
(0tl ess tohimaciievoussin: that he lu.l
been teranted to steal some of his h-
. j a8
wis carrying it awav.
Almighty was so angry with himthm h
had i-ent fire from Hesven andurt it m
usked whuio one could le.lound tildic
'ed to the Protestants ? This was uqii. t.
cd by an old negro Baptitu at thi trouth,
who sail to his master, (a Mell odirt 1
i ,a. I'-You'v. read the Biblo, lispose',, Vb.
face, 'Wel'i you'vo read in it of one ,)vhu lit
of hia1 Haptlst, hasn't you?' 'YW 'Well, v tt
'never saw nqiniug anou noJ.lm iU
McthmliHt, did you?' 'No,' 'Weil. i!en,
you hce dur's Iliptitai jutde Bible, t
dm' ain't no Muthodiats.-'and cuiirtiiieiii
ly, de lltlile am uu my tide."
Tufciu: is now living in Ve inont t
., . . ...... .
taii.iw con.isting ot.a-tahcr, eighty .-n
, ywr. age. with I two
son- 11 1 id two