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BY E. P. .WALTON & SONS.
MONTPELIEK, THURSDAY, JULY 27, 181S. VOL. XLII, NO. 37. WHOLE NO. 2180. iUatcljmcm & 0tatc journal. ruut.ifliiuD uvmiv Thursday moiinino. THUMB 8160 mil. Inoilvnnco $300 lfpY made In advance) Intoroit alwitys charged fr or iiio jear. men! U Dot rnin tho end THE NORSEMAN'S FIDE. IIY J. DA YARD TAYLOR Tlmfrooty firmuf Northern itnrtlght Glmimed on the gllUtirlru snnw, Ami through llio foreti fiozon branch oi Tho shrieking -mU did blow j A Hour of blue nud icy iimblo Kept mean' puboi itil), When In tho clouth if drear; midnight, Openfdlhe burial liltl. 'Ihcu vrhiU a low mid citpUj hudlnr Thrilled upward through tho ((round, The Korteinan CBnif, a armvd for battle, In nloiico from It mound ( Id , uhu wai mourned in lo'smn iirrow, Ity many twortUniuii boU, And liutp that waited along tho ocenn, Struck by tho HkalJi of old ! f?uJJfin, a iwlfi anJ dlvery iliadow Ciniin up from out the gloom A choigcr that with hoof impallrnt Ktatupcd, noltt'loii, by the tcinli. ' lla Barter I lot mo lirur thy tramping, My fiery northern itocd 1 Tit it, fouidinj through th lmmy loret, Hutle the hoU Viking heedl IIh mounted t liko a Noitl)-li;lit itrcakt.ig Tho iky with ft inilng ban, Thoy, on tho wintli a wildly ihrieking, Shot up before thu tar. 11 lit thu thy nunc, my luuilcme 9uitur, That itrcami a;uint my hrcut 2 It thy neck, that curvu of moonlight, Which IIildi'4 hands cjreiftod? .No niiity brcithinj itraini thy uos'.rll, Thino cyo ihlneit blue and cold, Yet, mounting up our airy pathvuy, 1 10 thy hoofi of gold 1 Not I ghtoro'cr tho springing rainbow Wu h.ilJ i' god repair, Than wc, In nwceping joutney ocr Tha bending bridge of air ! " I'm, fir around, it.ir glnama aro iparkllng Amid thu twilight ipnce, And earth that lay iu told and darkling, Has lulled her dusky face. Aro tbo'O llio Nornci that beckon onwnrd, An If to dim'- boird, Where, by the hainU of warriors nightly, Tho ipirk'.iug meed Is poured? TU Fkuld If her iat cyo spoaki tho glory, Th it uropi tlie mighty oul, WJivii on lu hlngn or inuilc opens Tho gnowny of the jmjIc When Odin wurder leads tho hero To bunqucts not or o'er, And froyu'itj ghuufli fill llio bosom With lwoetncii oveimore! 11 On! on t llio northern lights arc strsamiiig In brlghtnnsi liko tho morn, And polling ami-l tho vaitnusi J hear tho Gjulhrliorn !$ Tho heart of slurry paco is throbbing Willi songs of minstrels old, An I now. on Huh WalhalU'd portal, (iluam urlur's hoof of gnld !M Tho name of tho fr'cundin.mun God of 1'iro. ( I'lm Nurnn if thn rumro. tThe Northern UihIIcsi of Live, $The horn blown by iho watchers of tho tainhmr, the uriugfl uir vircn me gous pas, in oiihorn mythology, t.r some unusual clause iu tlio deed of en tail gave young Whnrton a power of inquiry nnil supervision over the estates, a very hateful right in a successor, anil one need ing to be most tenderly exercised ; but ex erted as Charles Wharton did, stretching such ait obnoxious authority to its utmost limit, even a milder man than his uncle must have detested him At last, when this hale was at its fullest, Minnie, who had hern for n few years in Scotland under the care of her mother's family came back to the Minnie; fear nothing, for I will watch over! you; if you could be moved with safety, 1 would take you now, in his very teeth. If I lose you rest, rest, Minnie, for tears of blood shrill be wept to give your spirit peace. Take care of her, nurse; for every hour of i .1 . in case your aiicimou gives ncr, me imnuics shall be paid in gold ; it will not be for long not very long shall she be at his mercy.' And as he pissed out, he shook his clench ed hand iu the air. " Three hours after this, before the Abbey : from beiiif? the not and darling of, friirhtened nurse had well recovered from her aunts, to the cheerless home of a penu-jher panic, the whole house echoed with tho rious father, who scarcely exchanged a doz- terrible news that Colonel Wharton had cn words with her at a time. In her wan- been found murdered, iu a coppice about a dcrings about the grounds she met her cous- mile from the Abbey. One of tho keepers, in, who, struck by her beauty, and guessing ingoing his round, had discovered the body who she was. accosted her. They walked on, talking of pleasant things, and the first hour of peace and happiness Aiiutuc hail tiul in a few minutes from the first iutel ligence reached the house, the murdered man was brought in. Medical am was Bncnt for months, now passed. When she quickly procured, for people fled here and returned to the Abbey, bhc would have na- there, winged bu terror and wonder, as if meu ncr companion 10 ucr miner, uui nu , mu uugrjr IMll ui uiuuuuu tun iuicu mum illisccllancoiu CHARLES WHARTON; OR " Never be Positive." " Very well, Mnrlcy, if that's all, Til swear to tho fellow's identity ; I've not a shadow of doubt on the subject none." " Eh ! what's that, Tom ( Do what? Swear to some man's identity?" " Yes, sir, the poacher we seized yester day crossing the park. Morley has some qualmish doubts whether he is the man who escaped from us in the scuffle the other night in thn woods; anil as we took him without arms or game, merely in tho path of the lower coppice, he docs not like to detain him unless he is quite certain of having the right man. After the mistake at Stanford it might be awkward, you know?" " Ay, indeed! Sir John docs well to pause and if he is not as sure as thut yonder bright sun now shines over us, he would do better to let the man go free." " Go free ! My dear ancle, only consider the game ! besides, I have no doubt at all, and I was present at the alfray." " Well, if you have nunc, no fraction of misgiving no suspicion, tho very faintest, 'that you may be wrong then let justice take her course ; but if you have, stop while you can, and iu God's great name, Tom, ' let the man go." The speaker, a fine old man, one of a race now well nigh extinct, tho English country Squire, rose as he spoke, from the , scat he had taken upon a fallen tree in hii nephew's park, and laid a hand upon the shoulder of each young man who stood by . Iitin : " You wonder, boys, to hear a veteran sportsman plead thus for a suspected poach or, and I dare say, think me cither supcran nated or mad, but I have a warning memo ory ever present when I hear the question of identity discussed; and when I tell you what it is, you will, I think, agree with me, 1 that nothing less than a certainty so positive that is impossible to hesitate, should make one man take that terrible oath which fas- tehs upon another the perpetration of crime. ': " Forty years ago 1 was in the commis ision for the peace for this county, aud a healthy, active fellow of thirty, l"was con 'Eidcrecl somewhat a useful addition, even to the Bench then boasting some of thcclcvcr ' est men iu the division as its magistrates. About ten miles from my place was tho fain ,ily scat of tho Whartons, occupied by the head of the race, a stern old man, who with the possessions of a prince, lived the life of . u miser. lie had one child, a daughter. A most beautiful creature was Minnie Whar ton ; gentle and generous, graceful as a fairy, and blithe as a bird, no one ever look ,' cd upon without loving her; how she came '( to bo the child of that miserable old man, Dame Nature has it among her many whims to answer for, I said every one loved Min , nie, but lam wrong her father did not 1 courteous, us a high bred soldier of the 'ancient school, ho was always, oven in his austere parsimony, but ho never forgave his "daughter the crime of not being a son, and so let tlio uroau lanus ot wiiarton pass nwny to a nephew lie detested. Bitterly did Col. Wharton and his Heir abhor each otu was in one ol ins coldest inoous, so ncr heart failed her, and shu was silent. In this way on glided tho summer; and no wonder that before autumn leaves bc;au to change, Charles and Minnies Wharton were pledged lovers, while now, for the first time, when she confessed her innocent love, she learn ed the enmity subsisting between her father and her lover. " lie hates me, Minnie, because alHliese wide acres must pass from you tome; but oh dearest and best I when I give them back to you as their sweet mistress, burthened only with myself, he will learn to look kind ly even upon me," said Charles, as Minnie clung shivering to him, when he described the Colonel's aversion, and the stormy scenes he had roused and revelled in. I have often wondered how so gentle a being as Minnie could give her heart to such a man as her cousin ; but woman arc strange inconsistencies, audi suppose his handsome face and figure first won her girlish fancy. Ho always seemed to me a poet's idea of a fallen angel embodied, daring, haughty, bold aud brave. Fearless in danger, reck less of peril, but gentle as a child to her, tuning his deep and commanding voice into low and musical words for her car, perhaps there is little marvel that she was fascinated. It was agreed that he should see her father, confess their love, aud ask her from him. " ' Oh, I fear, I fear !' said Minnie, cov ering her eyes with her hands, as if to shut out tho imago of her terrible parent. "'Why why, my own love? do you but say, Yes, and you shall bo mine, in de spite of father or fate 1 Minnie, be you but true, and you shall be my wife, though death stand in my path.' And he drew the trem bling girl nearer and closer to him, while phc shuddered in his embrace as if some uorrible foreboding crept over her. " The next day, at a wild uallop, the pace he always rode, young Wharton crossed his uncle s park, aud throwing his reins upon his horse's neck, to wander where ho listed, entered tho old Ahbpy hall, and iu a few minutes stood before the Colonel. What was spoken at that stormy interview none can tell ; but that'll was such, tho loud tones of the speakers, and their faces ghastly with passion, too plainly revealed. At last with a violence threatening destruction, the li brarv door was thrown open, and Charles Wharton passed out, saying as he did '"I have sworn it and by thesky above me, Minnie is mine, though 1 win her with my blood. " When he was L'onc, Col. Wh.nton scut for his daughter, and, trembling so pitcous y that she had no power to stand, shu came before him. In the calm tones of concen trated rage, he spoke the horrible words of a father's curse ; and though she fell sense less at his feet with a wild cry for mercy, he no otherwise noticed it than to bid her maid take her from his sight. A brain fe ver, no unlikely consequence of such a shock, ensued, and Minnie's life was de spaired of, yet no symptom of softening did her father show, nor did he ever once, tho' her plaintive wailing rang sadly through the corridor, enter her room, or spe-k a single inquiry ; that she lived, ho only knew by the low moaning he could not help hearing as he passed her room. iuinuic had been ill a lortnigut, when but it needed not tho experienced cyo of a surgeon to sec that all skill was Iruitlcss the soul was gone. On tho temple was the only mark of violence, yet that was enough to account for death ; a heavy blow dealt by sonic blunt instrument, had shat tered the skull, and the brains were mingled with the grey hair. There appeared to have been but a slight struggle, if any, though the clothes of the deceased were wet with the blood oozing from a severed vein. " ' I can do no good,' said the surgeon, after carefully examining the body. Who can have done this?' " ' His nephew, Mr. Charles Wharton ; who else so likely ?' " 'Hush, woman !' exclaimed tho startled doctor, as the nurse who had entered the room, replied to his question, 'Do you know what you say ?' " ' Yes, sir 'tis a horrible deed, bad as the old mail used them, and it will have horrid payment; 'twasn't for nothing he swore to-day to have blood.' " The vulgar arc always lovers of the marvellous; aud to her eager listeners the woman recounted Charles visit of a few hours before, with her comments; till all, even tho cool-headed surgeon, unable to separate the true from tho false, decided that ho had done the ruthless deed they looked upon. Before nicht, Charles was arrested ; and the whole country, far and wide, had heard the hideous tale, that Col. Wharton had been murdered, and that his nephew was in custody for the crime. At a gamekeeper's cottage, where ho had been at hrst denied to the olhccrs.Charlcs was found; and upon the breast of the velveteen jacket le naa worn in his visit to Minnie's sick room, were clots of blood, scarcely vet dry; uiuii"iii lYTisiuauu oi ms Eiiin, loo, was stained and torn. AVhcn first told of the murder he seemed paralyzed and horror- stricken, and at once accounted for the blood upon his clothes, by saying, that on his way from the Abbey to tho cottage where he then was, ho had been attacked by a dog which he had stunned ifnot killed, by a blow from the butt end of a gun he had with him; and this explained the fact of his fowl ing piece being discovered in the brew house of the cottage, sticky, and red with gore. Upon going to the place he descri bed, the dog was found, and so much of suspicion was removed; still tho magistrates did not think themselves justified iu setting him at liberty until the inquest had sat, aud he was detained a prisoner at tho Abbey. " Angrily, almost defiantly, he repulsed the accusation of being the murderer ; but when he saw the suspicions of his hitherto friends, and their constrained manners, he wrapped himself in the armor of his own pride and confidence, and neither answered nor asked a question "The jury met, saw the body, the place where it hail been found, and then heard the evidence. I was in the room, and close ly watched the proceedings and the prison er. His arms were loldcu, and his teeth set ; not a nerve moved ; and it was only by the starting muscles of his hand, caused tiy the grasp he held upon a book, we know- how intensely he was feeling; outwardly all was cold, moveless as marble. Once only he visibly showed symptoms of suffering, it was wntn the nurse repeated with cxaggera . m:. .:.. i i . . cxaminntion failed to shake their evidence. Charles looked surprised, but said nothing, merely raising his eyes when his attorney said 'Look at Mr. Wharton, young woman. Arc you sure he is the man you saw ? Be careful. Remember how strong likenosscs are.' " Every eye turned upon him ; and none of us but felt that a very cursory glance in deed would bo sufficient to fix such features and figure in our memories, with littlo fear of mistaking them for others. So thought tho witness, for, with a yet louder burst of sorrow, she exclaimed " ' Oh, no 1 I could never mistake him. I have watched him and dear Miss Minnie too often. God help her 1 God help her 1 Sho will now surely die.' "The prisoner started to his feet, his face flushed for n moment ; but iu another all was calm, and his eyes fixed upon the ground. Yet, from that instant, I felt assured, as though I had seen the deed drwo.tlrjt Gharlcs, overcome by anger and love, was the mur derer. With whom else was the old man at such open war? Where had ho been from the time ho left tho Abbey ? and if not prepared for some such deed, why and what were the strange threats ho had used ? Nor did I, till long afterwards, lose the convic tion, though, as one of the visiting justices at the county gaol, I saw him frequently. Once, as I was leaving his cell, after seeing, With the silent bow, which was all that over passed between us, that everything was iu due order, ho cajlcd mo back, and after u pologising for doing so, he said " ' I have a request to make, that I can place in none but the hands of a gentleman. You arc aware that I have no means of learning exactly the state of my plighted wife. I hear, indeed, daily reports from the " Wo did so, and entered a small, low room, where, on a bed, in a dress just such as young Wharton had worn, his head ban daged, and his face drawn aside with agony, a man was laid, so frightfully liko him wo had heard sentenced to death but the day before, that wc started as if his spirit had met our gaze. Bending over the bed, her face hidden iu the pillow, was a young girl, apparently about eighteen years of age. She never raised her head on our entrance, but as Mr. Huberts passed round to the side of tho dying man, she looked fearfully up into his lace, revealing, as shu did so, her own, of such great beauty that I have sel dom seen its equal. " ' Will ho die,' she asked, in a voico of agony. " ' In less than four hours, I fear prob ably before morning." "' Oh, no, no, no! oh, sweet Mother, no 1 unconfessed, without a priest, and this terrible weight upon his sJul ! Oh, sir, savo him ! for his soul's sake arouse him 1 Philip, Philip !' and she tossed her long ringlets back, and placed her fair hands, upon which ivc now saw the marriage ring glittering, on each side of her husband's head, and kissed him. He stirred faintly. 'Philip, do you hear mo? Annie it is Annie: shall I speak? do you know what I say J may I tell ?' He moved his lips. ' Bless you I God absolve and bless you 1' she exclaimed ; then turned to us with the grace of a princess. "' X do not understand the lorms ol law well,' she said, 'but you will instruct me. This man is my husband; he has been guil ty of a great crime, known only to myself and one other ; for this deed another man is condemned to die. He came here to-day to make the prisoner's innocence known ; Political. Letter from Hon. Daniel P. King, of Mass. John Quincv Adams was rort Taylor. The following letter cannot fail to be Personal honor, then, I deeply interesting to every reader for the surgeon, but ho deals only with the body, 'but tho horse that brought us reduced him and I nine to know truly how her mind bears up under this calamity. You know her, and she values and trusts you. Will you do me so much kindness as to see her, and cheer her, if sho needs it ? Tell her to trust mc even now ; and if she has a doubt for sickness engenders distrust and fancies, otherwise I would not so insult her tell her 1 am innocent of the foul charge they make against me. As God lives iu heaven as I love her as I believe this book' and his hand rested on a Bible, ' I am utterly, wholly innocent. I never saw the murdered man from tho hour I parted with him in his library, to that I looked up on him dead. You do not believe me. It matters not : she will. Tush 1 sir, do you think I love her ? Should I add the bar of a slaughtered father to those already be tween us? Men devour the marvellous, or they would laugh at such a charge.' " For an instant his fine proud tone and bearing shook my belief in his guilt; but only that it might return the stronger. 1 saw Minnie, us he requested, but, fortunate ly, she was still too ill to be made aware of the truth. " Very soon after, the assizes came on ; a true bill was found ; aud, charged with his uncle's murder, Charles WiiafiYn stfiod at the felon s bar. I he trial was but a rep etition of many another such ; and although the first man on the circuit, with a leader retained and brought specially from town, exerted eicry nerve, I do believe the jury, long before the closing speech was over, had to the state you see. He is perfectly sensi ble, I believe ; is ho not, sir ? (to Mr. Rob erts,) and God and our Blessed Lady will give him strength to sign tho confession I shall make for him. His name is Murray Philip Murray ; illegitimate son of the lato Colonel Wharton, by a most cruelly deceiv ed mother, who, though her marriage had been a secret one, till within a week of her death believed herself his wedded wife, and Philip his heir. Knowledge of the truth killed her ; fierce hatred sprang up between the father and his ill-used son, and they rarely met. t here is no need to tell you the evil habits the deserted one fell into the dead, whom God absolve! has these to answer for ; but six months since wo were married (I am a Catholic) and from that day ho has striven to reform. An opportu nity of settling well abroad opened to us, and Philip wrote to his father, requesting tho means of doing so. No answer came; and ho resolved to come here and sec him. Borrowing a keeper's dress, that he might be unnoticed if seen in the park, he went there to meet the Colonel he did so aud angry words passed between them, all which Philip bore till the cruel old man spoke vile words of his dead mother, swearing nochild of hers should have help from him ; aud raising his arm furiously to strike his son, that son, n the impulse of ungovernable passion, swung round tho gun he held, and his father fell dfad at his feet. Ho fled ; and iu our first terror (for he told me all) wc left the country, anil know nothing of decided upon their verdict. It was as strong 'subsequent events; but when he heard that a case ol circumstantial evidence as 1 cvcr'lur- utuusuu, Uuu imuiy louiu, heard ; and after the unwavering testimony "c returned ut once, and would have con of the girl, who sworo most positively to,lcsscl all to save him, had it not been for the identity of the prisoner with the man ' tllls accident. Now, gentlemen, put this she had seen in tho park, there seemed no , '"" wat language you will, only make the shadow of a doubt. Yet all our prccon- lru'' evident; let my husband bo spared tho ceived ideas of the appearances of cuilt g"'t f another man's blood, and God will one morning a gentle tap upon the window tion, his visit to Minnie's chamber; then of her chamber called the nurse to it and, I the pale lips quivered, and the eyelids fell his hair dank with tho night dew, his fico: lower over the eyes, but that was all. His pale with watching, and his powerful frame trembling with anxiety, Charles Wharton stood before her. She had never till then seen him ; aud the impression made upon her by his appearance at that hour, clad iu the dress ot one ol his Keepers, was after firmly stamped upon her mind. solicitor was in attendance ; and when nil the evidence had been apparently given, he submitted that no case had been made out against his client ; at any rate, nothing to justify his detention in custody. Just then ever i a louu soiitiiug was heard in the hall, and . the door opening, admitted a constable. ' Let mc see her, nurse oh, for the love : bringing iu a young girl, about twenty, and of Heaven, let ine sec her! do not rtfusel a man not much older. On seeing them, me,' he exclaimed, seeing her hesitate, ' lor Shanes started, and his lip slightly curled it will bo useless. 1 will sec her, even if "' Oh, Mr. Wharton, do not" look so; in her lather and all the hends stood iu my oecu i couiu noi ncip coming ; indeed, m- way. Call him now if you will; but iu his deed I could not;' and her tears fell faster. face I will still see her.' After much vain questioning, she sobbed " Ho entered as ho spoke, and went to j out, ' that she was Aliss Wharton's maid, and the bed. There lay Minnie ; her long, fair that she was engaged in marriage to tho hair, which ought to have been cut oh", but 'young man beside he'r, ono of the Colonel's which had been spared in pity to its beauty,1 loresters ; that early in the previous morn liunn tossing on the pillow: her lips Pluck ing one nau gone out to meet ncr lover in with foer, her eyes wild, but unconscious, the park, and that they had walked together rambling hither and thither without recog-, lor some time, when at a distunce they ob uitiou, and her arms bared of their covering served their master coming towards thu by her constant restlessness, formed a sad spring coppice, where the body was after contrast to his last interview. , wards found ; that they concealed themselves " For a moment, all unused to such a until ho should have passed through, when scene, and perceiving that her eyes fell up- ' just as they thought themselves out of sight, on him, ho fancied she knew him, and he he turned aud walked beside the coppice, exclaimed in ecstacy, 'It is mc, Minnie ; instpud of entering it, and trees and brush my darling Minnie, speak to mo!' But al-; wood intercepted their view; the next time most before tho words were uttered, her I they saw him he had been joined by tho brief notice had passed away, and sho was' prisoner.' And here the witness sobbed so gazing upon the window. For nearly an I pitcously that it was with great difficulty tho hour ho stayed m that melancholy room, 1 coroner could induce her to proceed. ' J hey listening to her wordless moaning. At first the agony of her sufferings seemed to over power him, but gradually his brow began to darken, his hands to clasp each other ; and when the poor girl uttered another painful cry, ho started, and the lips which had been silent dared to speak, as if unconsciously; then ho aroso from his knees, aud turning to the nurse, he said, " ' She does not know me I seo it now. I do not ask you if sho will dio: but do you say to that most unnatural old man, that if sho docs, ironi thai hour vcugcauco will bo my solo end in life, and I will tako such a reckoning that men's breath shall btop for leur when tney near it i swear u nere, by the bed of her he has killed.' " He bent over and fixed his lips upon her palo brow. ' Farewell my own, my angel were very frightened' sho said. ' when thev saw Mr. Charles for they know tho scene likely to follow, as it was sho who had taken Miss Minnie- from tho floor on which she had fallen, when her father cursed her so sadly, They wero too far off to hear what was said, and too frightened of being found listening to do so attentively ; but they saw Colonel Wharton turn back to tho coppico, and the prisoner, ufter standing a moment or two, as if thinking, follow him. They then seized the opportunity to cscapo, and parted on leaving tho wood ; but after sho had gone some way, she looked back and saw Charles rush from it across tho park, and did not see him agajn until now, nor tho Colonel till sho saw him dead iu the other room,' Every word of this was con- firmed by her lover, and tho strictest cross- appearances ot gu were at fault. Defiance, boldness, might have been the veil a strongly nerved man would choose to mask his consciousness of crime ; but there was no such manner iu the prisoner. Dauntless as if, be the re sult what it would, he was fearless scorn ful, with his haughty ftp curling in a strange disdain, he looked upon the court, it was most puzzling. All wo heard, loudly pro claimed his guilt; all we snip, loudly spoko of innocence. He was asked the usual question, to which he answered, in tones clear and unfaltering as they' had ever been on the cover's side, " ' I am innocent, my lord. I shall say nothing more, for I cannot prove it, while nothing less can satisfy justice. Only that this is a public record, 1 would not say so much but that, with the chronicle of my death, may go forth the protest of my inno cence.' " The judge looked keenly at the glorious figure he was about to sentence to a fright ful death ; aud, as if ho read something iu that dauntless brow he could not compre hend, turned over his notes again and again. The barristers leaned across the table to gazo upon tho man who spoke so calmly of his fate, and the ladies wept aloud as the judge put on the fatal cap. The sentence was passed; and, doomed to a felon's death, Charles Wharton left the dock. The next day, 1 was dining at the house of the under sheriff1, when a note, every word of which I remember, was brought To"Tlie. It ran thus " ' Come with the bearer instantly to mo, and bring with you any other magistrate you can soonest find. Come instantly.' " It was signed by the surgeon who had been attending Minnie. Referring this note at once to the case of Mr. Wharton, which we were even then discussing, Sir John Mostyn, (your father, my boy,) our host, and myself, started up, and iu tiro minutes wero in the carriage Mr. Roberts had sent. Wo drove rapidly on, and, to our great sur prise, turned out ot tho town into a lane ol no good repute, where stood tho cottages of some suspected poachers. Wo had fancied wo wero going to tho gaol. When we stop ped, our conductor sprung from the box, nud rushed into the house. Wo followed, and wero met by Mr. Roberts. Ho was palo with anxiety and astonishment. '"There lies iu that room,' ho said, poin ting to an inner door, ' a man so liko Charles Wharton, that if I had not seen him in his cell a few hours since, I should swear it was him. Not a feature, not a gesturo differs. Ho is dying from a wound occasioned by u full from a horse, Something is on his mind. Gcd knows whether that poor fel low's words may not bo true, and ho is in nocent of his uncle's murder, i ho very man may be here. At any rale, something is wrong ; and I have sent for you to take any depositions ho may be induced to make for, as surely as tho day dawns, ho will nev er live to sco it. uomo wiui mc strengthen his hand to sign it.' "We did so quickly; for by thu grey shade gathering over the tortured face, we saw death was coining; and after a reviving draught given by the surgeon, he rallied sufficiently to hear the depositions read, and sign them. "A Roman Catholic priest, who had been sent for, now arrived, and wc left the room, stationing, as it mere form, a person in the ante-room as custodian of the dying man ; but, with a lowly reverence, we bent to the brave and loving young wife, who had acted so heroically; for we saw to whose exertions in the right the sufferer had yielded. " ' Now for London and the Home Sec retary !' I said, as tho carriage drove furi ously back. And in halt an hour, as last as six of my best horses could get over tho road, Sir John Mostyn and I were on our way to town, with Philip Murray's confes sion. Those were no railroad days, but never had I travelled at such a pace before ; and but for such another need, never will I again. That night's speed cost the lives of four horses. I shot them with my own hand, to relieve them from the agony that killing pace had caused. But though my heart re proached mc, as I watched their reeling, tottering frames, as they were led out from tho traces, the horrible apparition of an in noccr.t man dangling on the scaffold extin guished the rising pity, and on, on faster, faster, wc went, in incessant struggle at that speed only, mid barely could save young Wharton's life. Rousing the Secretary from his bed, wc hurried him offtoSl. James', where, happily, the King then was ; who, af ter a brief consultation with his minister, signed with gladness the pardon wc sought. " A week after that, Charles (happy iu the prospect of a speedy union with Minnie, now rapidly recovering) and I followed the body of Philip to the grave ; and as tho sol emn service was read, and l iookcu irom tho coffin to the living man besido mo, who hut for God's mighty interposition as by a miracle, would have occupied as narrow a bed, 1 vowed a solemn voy, never again 10 be sure of the identity of any human being, unless there was no possiblo room for even reasonable doubt. lA'cr since then, tho thought of what might have been has como unon uiv memory, saving many a mischief and 'ncvuii nr. positivu,' is engraven on my heart." t. j. ii. Corroipnnilenco of Ida TiPjiine. The Question Letter from C. M. Clay. Wimti: Hall, P. O., Ken. June 28. DuAn Giiuni.GV : As you have had some time to cool, as well as myself, and seem yet hesitating whether or not to go for the regular Whig nomination, you will allow mc to suggest a few thoughts for your con sideration. Wo arc both Whigs from youth up to the present time. Wo certainly ,then, if we should think proper at any time to change our party alliances, cannot be re proached with deserting our first love for any other motive than because the Whigs cease to bo worthy of farther alliances. That you should hesitate what to do in the present emergency, when the subject ottsia' very intension comes up lor niiiiicuiaiu ac tion, is to mc a source of pleasure and hope rather than of pain or censure. Let us, then, sec. In tho first place, fairness requires North ern Whigs to go for the Nomination. The friends of Taylor wished to run him as an independent candidate; but no,said you and I I, if a " Whig, but not an ultra Whig," let I him come into the Convention aud stand or ' fall with tho Whigs. It can hardly bo pos-j siblc that you wished to bring us into coun sel to nr.sTKov us I requires you to support Taylor, unless the Republic manifestly would receive great detriment by your fidelity to pledges. Let us sec. Can wo boat Taylor and Uass with a free soil candidate? If we can, I think tho great question of the age requires us to nsurc a certainty, and not trust an uncer tainty. Whigs should elect the man who will Vr.TO all Slavc Lxtt.nsion. I think you will believe, with mc, the "tiii: time has not yet come. Any defection, then, on our part, will enure to the benefit of Lewis Cass and to the injury of Z. Taylor. Now, however much denounced, 1 am lor the. " lesseii evil." I know no morality based upon any other rm.-sxirLE, than to look around you and make the iiest of all the circumstances which occur. Any oth er principle puts the good iu the power of the bad the scrupulous in the power ot the unscrupulous the just in the power of the unjust. First, then, as to men. layloris a slaveholder by birth and habit Cass a slaveholder politically by calculation. Which is the better man? I say Taylor, How do they stand committed ? Taylor says nothing upon the subject of Slavery, but claims Washington as his model, and declares in favor ot the supicmacy of Ci' press. Uass holds tnat congress cannot ic gislate against the admission ot blavery in- to new territories, and ot course must veto any bill prohibiting its introduction. As men. then. Tavlor is preferable to Cass. Now as to parlies. Who will be most apt to stand for Liberty, the Whigs or their op ponents? Let Texas speak I L.GtlheMex- if an war speak ! Let tho ultras of tho South speak ! Let those who openly avow in uon vention " all of Mexico and Cuba" speak. Again, suppose Lewis Cass President, and a bill comes up for the admission of New Mexico into the Union or its constitution into a Territorial Government and a ma jority of Congress put in tho Wilmot Pro viso, will they stand out against the Lxccu live Veto, and claim ' Free Soil or no Soil!' Let the Vote on Texas answer ! Suppose Taylor President, and such a bill up, will not the whole Whig party of the North and some large portion of the South, say " Free Soil or no Soil? Let the past answer, al so. 1' rom Uen. Taylors pledges, I ueiieve that he could not interfere by the Veto : for unless the law be unconstitutional he could not interfere. But with all the acts of this Government in favor of Slavery Restriction as ably set forth in the Utica Address, with the lead ot Washington and Jctlerson think there is n moral certainty that he would not veto such a bill. But suppose he did : would not the triumph of the Whig parly with it Free Soil Prestige be more likely to summon true men enough to lock the wheels of pro-slavery action, than tho tho office of Marshal in the territory north west of tho Ohio an ollico corresponding to that of Sheriff. In bestowing these coin missions, Mr. Jefferson in effect said, ' Here, Zachary Taylor, the Nation's sword is to be drawn amid tho thunder and the shock of battle ? tlio Nation's flag is to be borne by hands which will never trail it in the dust never surrender it to any enemy. Thcso functions you arc eminently fitted to dis charge I Take this commission ; you will never disgrace it." "'Here, Mr. Lewis Cass, when a poor devil of a debtor is to bo run down and served with a writ, when the last cow which supplies his famishing children with milk, and tho last bed which supports tho emaci ated frame of the sick wife, are to bo seized and sold under execution, and when seiz ures and sales cannot wring another cent from the poor bankrupt, and ho is to bo thrust into and locked up in a dungeon. you, sir, are eminently fitted for such ser vice; take this commission; I am sure you will never disgrace it, and if any one is to be hung, who so well fitted to be the execu tioner I' " testimony which it contains that the late John Quincv Adams was in favor of the election of Gen. Taylor. Mr. King's opin ions arc also entitled to great respect. He was one of the fourteen members of Con1 gross who voted against the war, and has always ranked himself with the unflinching opponents of slavery. Washington, July Itf, 1848. Deau Sin : Your letter of tho 8th is this day received. With you, I am deeply im pressed with the importance of tho coming political crisis. I have not obtruded my o piniou of the duties of the Whigs; but when so earnestly asked by you, courtesy and a sense of duty oblige mo to answer. It is known to my Iriends, that, up to the time of the Philadelphia Convention, I was opposed to the nomination of a Southern man. I he Whigs of the North demanded, and had a right to expect, a Northern can didate ; but the delegates from the free States did not unite on a Northern man. aud the South preferred a candidate of their own. The friends of Gen. Taylor said ho was fairly before the country, and they opposed a National Convention. The Whigs in Congress compelled them to submit the nomination to a National Convention. By sending a delegate, the Whigs of our Dis trict became a party in the Convention; and, u ii was iairiy conuucicd, by an rule ana usage were bound by its results. It has not been shown that Gen. Taylor was not regu larly nominated. 1 should have greatly pre ferred another candidate; but no.v, to mo it appears that the only choice is between Gen. Taylor and Gen. Cass ; the one or the other must be President. If the people fail to elect, the choice devolves upon the pres ent House. I he party character of Us members is known : as represented in the House, the States stand thirteen Democrat ic, thirteen Whig, and two divided. Send the election to the House, and there is not a doubt of tho election of Cass. But Van Burcn is in nomination. Docs any one be lieve he can receive the votes of a majority of the people ? or can any one, with his past administration fresh in his memory, with a knowledge of his present opinions and pledges, and the obsequiousness of his whole life, trust him ? Van Buren cannot be cho sen ; Taylor or Cass must be President. Whom should the Whigs prefer? We know whoGen. Cass is; his life, con duct, opinions and pledges are before the world; he has been the champion for annex ation, for war with Mexico, for war with England, for all Executive usurpation; he wanted the whole of Oregon : he wanted to prepare the heart of the nation for war, and same result would tie likely to occur under tie stomach of the nation to swallow tho thefarty who claim I cias as an 'bitcn- whole of Mexico; the rash, ruthless, bloody sum of the area of Freedom ?" Such at i,aa 0f the present Administration has been least arc my conclusions, honestly and ma-1 nerved and directed by the cunninrof Cass, turely arrived at. On " the question" of j At Buffalo, on the 15th of June, he says: Slavery .winch tome is the most vital ot all, "Our triumph will be an approval by the Cuiuous Mode op Making Buttuh. If I want butter only for my own breakfast, 1 lay a bhect of blotting paper upon n plate and pour tho cream upon it. In a short time tho milk filters through and the butter is formed. If 1 wish to expedite the opera tion I turn the paper over gently upon the cream and keep it iu contact for a few mo ments, then press upon it, and the butter is formed in less than two minutes. If you submit it to severe pressure by a screw press it becomes as hard as when frozen. Gardener's Chronicle. however much I may be denounced for in consistency, Taylor the slaveholder is infin itely preferable to Cass. Simply as a mem ber of a Republic, I in other respects desire that the Constitution should be restored the faith of iho nation vindicated its mag nanimity and honor re-established its lead in the van of nations regained. In our do mestic policy, I desire to sec economy brought back into the disbursement of tax es fidelity to public trust rewarded par tisan feeling moderated industry and im provement revived in a word, I long for a tateknal instead of a distructive ruler. That Zichary Taylor is the man for the times I honestly believe. 1 trust you and tho people will finally also so conclude. Respectfully your oh't. serv't. C. M. CLAY. P. S. Tho pledges mado never again to vote for a slaveholder, I regard as short sighted. Why trammel ourselves that the enemy may conquer us ? The only pledge if indeed pledges aro at all useful in any cause, should bo faithfully aud honorably to carry out its ends. C. M. C. JEFFERSON, TAYLOR AND CASS. To those who would fain gather consola tion from the often repeated fact, that Gen. Cass received his first appointment to office from Mr. Jefferson, wo commend the atten tive perusal of the following remarks of the Hon. Mr. Tompkins, a representative in Congress from Mississippi, mado at a Whig meeting, a few days since. Ho said : " It is a matter of boast with the friends of Cass, and a fact he proclaims every time ho speaks or writes of late, that ho was first appointed to office by Mr. Jefferson, the great Apostle of Democracy ! Well, in that ho has no great advantage over General Tay y : ho. too, was appointed to ofiico about the same time, by the same ' apostle of De mocracy.' " In these appointments." continued tho orator, " wo have Mr. Jefferson's opinion of the two men. Taylor he appointed to an office in the United States Army : Cass to country of the present Administration, and will give direction to the one which shall succeed it." Are the people ready to re cord their approval Not satisfied with tho waste of blood and treasure, do they want a war with Lngland i Jor with Uass, " war is inevitable." Do the friends of free soil want more territory, if, as Cass says, there is no constitutional right to exclude slavery therefrom ? Wearied and disgusted with misrule and corruption, tho people demand change and reform. In the election of Gen. 1 aylor, there would be certainty of change and confident hope of reform. He has de clared himself opposed to war and extension, to Executive usurpation aud dictation. A lover of the country and theconstitution,hc is pledged not to interfere with the will of the people, expressed by their representa tives. I have met many gentlemen who personally know Gen. Taylor, and all men of all parties concur in calling him an hon est, true man ; he does not wear two taces, nor as yet have his friends found it necessa ry to circulate for tho North one biography, and for the South a different one. In this great emergency I have felt strong ly opposed to the election of a President with Southern principles. As much as ev er more than ever, am I opposed to war and extension of slavery. I abhor the doc trine of availability ; but in this fearful cri sis, I must vote for Taylor ; and I vote for him untbecauso he is a warrior, but because with him there is the better, if not the only prospect for continued peace. I vote for liim, not becauso he is tho owner of slaves, but because with him for President, (oppo sed as he is to tho abuse of tho veto power,) and with the independent representatives whom, if true to themselves, tho people will chooso, there is tho best and the only chance of restricting slavery, and curbing the slavo power. I will judge no man and condemn no man. Others, just as honest and perhaps moro intelligent, may come to a different conclusion. I have deliberated long and anxiously. I have inquired, not which is tho least ovil.but which is the greatest good. When I cannot accomplish all the good I