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W. 1. ino.l,nn.i uroocnen, Crockery, Ola "'"1 "aril Wnro, Wm Strert, M13r.IiI.SIl A Sr.AOH, :.vr.r.Rs i.v 1'i.oirn, w.i.ooom-utonocGRiris AI.SO COMSTVNTI.Y ON HAND. DlTa.COM'IJdTmN.MlV.flWMAIiniUIllNKSANI) nr'i'tii.'.i'iiMPV'i'j cssTit w. Tni;KT,rtpposiTcwiiiTNnv'n iioTKr. i;u. .mi-.i.i.idii, u LUi 11 nijATin A. JIATCII, & CO. .11 thc old Uland lulcly occuphd by .t. o. Titinou: :Ai,nnsTNFi,oitu v.i.nooi)SANDf!Rocnnins, COXFRCTIONAUY.BUMMKU DKlNKrt, AN'II Ci-ft UdHMKNTfl, U O NrfT A . T I, V ON IIAN I). CENTRAL 8TREET. 223 AIU2IIS rirs IIAVHV. iiicb, tvc, iimii, aiuvi-n, v iiriiiuirc, vc. 1d UOUIt SOUTH linwi OF STATU BTKEKT, Montpelier, Vt, 182 ly llUSSKnii&CI.AKK. A T O II M A K r. It 3 A K 1) .1 K W EMHnS. nrrmiTK wuiTNnv's itornt.. centrai. rtreet, K. H. BAII.I3Y. nufaclurcr ofSlkrr fipooni nnd Spcclnrlrs and Pcaler iii .iuweiry, t;uucry nnu i anry uoous Wlinlcsale and Relall. 203 OpppoiilcWhilncyU Uoicl, Ccntral Slrect, I1ENRY HATCH, Onednor south of Union Ifall, Elm Strret, i l.ig uurriiiii t' i . u u i. ii ( IIOOT & SllOn MANIJFACTORY, .tOfcl, EATON. Ccntral Strcet. THALES It. WINN, TAILOR, Samc door tcilh JV. Raudall. iMICIIAKL iMVKKS, t 1 1. o n. Over J. C oll amcr's OJJict, nim Btrcct, E. V. SMITil, Tailor, ovnn f, c. kobiiins' orncn, I.ud low, Vt. 2)9 AMOS W. 1VAUKUN. DI.AI.HR 1N IIOOTS.RIIOCS AM) i.r.ATiinn. 1 Mnils tif l.rithur fnr salo rhrnn AUo. Ilnnts nllil Sliocs of cvirv ucirrnltlnn. rrRlcni Tlilrk llnnn, &?,50 Cnlf, i-?pcil,63; flciit eeweuuoots lor .si.'iiM iui nuii-r work lu roiorimn, OEVT11AI. hntHKT. ely 1). M. DIIWT.V, Malcr of tlio imnrnvcd lloliart Wnnilcn rnmps. 1 11C iiifu . u i ...M.n uiu w.u IIIIUII uiuimv u ii.it. l. u n inlniilc witli c.ic. nn to n liitiulri'd fert. ' TT ll oraen Iroin a dlitaiirc nroinntly attcnded In Randolph Vt. H21 lf WHITNEY'S IIOTEI,, omcroElm and Centrai slreels, 15 V S. AV II 1 T A K V, 13 A (J Ji i: II O T U Ii, I1Y I G. ALDEN. cnnvcn i' sni'TH a.vp oreen sTnnET.n, Tinf.v -rrutn TmTTf.iT.' south s i d n b i, a c ic n i v c n , nv J 0 II N U. SMITII LUDLOW, VI. 1G1 lf Z. F.I1YDK, B II I C K S T A 0 F. II 0 U S T , 1'roclorsvlili'j VI. 2ID Cni IIENItY 'J MAUSI1, Axn varkiiii or evi:rv nEn'iuriio.N. c i; n t n a i. x k n n t 1VITT SCOTT. inlcrs, and dcalcriiinCliuirsnnd Carrl i;ef ofallklndn i e.n rr.Ar. btrcet. .IO?III'A MITCIH'.I.I,, ! A U n I A 0 U A M) SUMUlI-MAKKIli IIIOII KTREUT. 116 OKOIlttR PISHKIt. mufacturcr of, and dcaltr in cabinct furniture nj eiery iiticriptiou, I'leasanl trerl, 218 I)il. tl. tt. J'A i M V. 11. Oflkc in tlic lirlc'.i Ulnck opinllii Whlincy's, f.'ENTUAI, RTRECT. S. J. AT1T1KN, M. 1). PllVSIChlJV AXD SU1WEOM, Oillce opiosile WliltncyV Hotcl. AVIX II. IIAMiMOM), Tof!0IA, iiotami; i'Uacti rioNnit, llclvvccu llio Mclliodisl and i;n!coiml Cliurrliei. 237-tf. L1VERY STAI1I.E, II Y A I. II r, II T l'ACKER, Court streel, coLTiAnnnt & HVnniiTT, K t .. n .. A rT,...nnMAr n I T n ... Him aircct. m.i AfJOIl Coi.lam nn. JAMrsBAnnETT O. I. CIIAXDIyKU, ttornoy und Counsellor Ccntral Strert, a l L n iv, 203 TRACV & COXVKItSK. torneus and uounscl lors at litiw Olllccovcr llic UaiiK.niin Klicel, l. a. MAnsir, ATTOH.N'KY ANI) COUNSELLOR AT Central strert. I.AW I'.nWIN 1IIJTCHINSON, i iiiiuii'. i n ii ii i,i iij il1i.i.i.i iil t i i.aiv . WOODSTOCK, VT. Willnnw nt'pnrt in nny smnll ninllen of buslncss, wltliln IiH ciiincity, lf ik'slrfd. Tvuicc, nrro u nas uccu i.ir wic iasi ciiuci'u i.iri. Nov. 18, 1811. 23.WT V VHIIIJUIIV & MAItSII, ATTORXIMfl I" O N R V. I. I. O II fi AT I.AW. Il'oatlllort, Vt- ic-.R llooni," '. T. Wisnnur.x, Maslir in Chanccru. 0.1'. AUrsii 23611 Nov, 21, 1811. FRRDEItlCK C. ROIIUINS, A T T O It NE Y AT L A W : LUDLOW, VT. 157-l.y (VARRP.N C. rilENCIf, A T T O U N r. Y A T L A VT, sharon, vt. 235-ly WALICKU&SLADE, .llto) ;;cis and CounHUors ul Law, 'royaltoxj't. i2i-ir 11. WAI.KEU, , r, SHVE. TIIOS. HAUTI.KTT, Jn., Allnrneij, Counsellor and Salkitorin Chancertj, AT LYNDON. IT. tTAIIendjtlic3iiicrlnr Cnnrtsin (liecounllcF of Cale- Mnn, i'.B!(',iiricaiHanii nnbiunpion. la.i-ir 1IUNTON & JONHS. ATTORNnYS AND COUNSni.LORS AT LAW. Chelsea. VI. A. P. IIUNTON, 203 P. C. JONES. S. R. S'l'REETI'.R, Miorr.oj and Coumelkr ul Law, BARNARD, VT. 115 J. a. IIAWKINS, Jltlovncy and Counsellor al Law, FEr.cnviu.n, vt 91 J. F. DEANE, Jlllorncy and Counsellor al Law, CAVENDISH, VT. 103 .IAAIE3 M.GII.SON, ATTOIINEY AT LW, CHELSEA, VT. 2-ICCm SAMUEEII. I'RIOE, 4TT0IISCV A N n C O U N BE I, t, O H AT I.AW, wixnson.VT. do-ij IUCIIAltI)SON& NICIIOT.SON, Ittor ncv s, and Counsellors atLaw Chester, iinlnorCounty, Vt. N RlCHARDSON. 8G A. A. Nicholson. SEWAI.EFUEI.AM, Jl T T O II N E Y Jl T L Jl W, LUDLOW, VT. 181-ly WANTED LMMEDIATELY! . 1 1 . iit t t. i . ri' 1 1 : .. . i : i.cii-, 10 vi tii.ni gooii cncuurnioiiiciit wiii uc aivcn. Mimnn. vnr Womltork, T)ce 2C, 1S11. 211 tl T ERMS, o Atjcnls wh.i ordcr nnmbcr oreople, Ihe namc of racli mliscrlbcr not writtcn on tlie niiticr and tlie Ajent hccomei renponslMe, wltliln tlic jfnr ' 81 5r II ollicr siilmcrllicrii npon whoie paper tliplr nameii ' nrc rllten, whcther tnkcn In liundlca or tent In lnglc wrappcn, Inndvanro, j 5j pi mciu tiedelayoil beyond tlic recrptlon of tlicn'rni liumlier of n voinmc. l n uiiiimi ul (lirjlirllllilliuci Ul lllLIUSl iiiionihioftl)ovonme, - 2,00 l.pyondtlie rccenton of tliti last numltr olthe voinme, . 2W lllnfjcfeiiliffrllicrK, . . 200 No papprluent,unlsn pnM for lna(lvnnec,oruneup. n tho respniMlWllly of nn Ascnt, and In no east 1s an c.nnnt nllowrjli'o ntn orer mt jenn VOLUME V. THE DOOM or THE TORY'S GUARD. HY NEWTON 51. CUKTIS. CIIArTI'.U XV. CON'TINUni). Concliulcd. In a sliort timo ndcr llicif nrrivsil, Scliuyler stood oncc morc bcforo thc ccll of Alicc Vnn Loan. 'Hcrc's tlic mnn you dcccivcd eo my lady;' cricd llio doctor, aftcr ficvcrnl ci forts. 'Wliat hnvc you got to say to liim now.' Alicc turncd pale, at lliis announcc- mcnt, feanng that Scliuyler had lailcu to obtain prool'ol licr statcmcnls froni somc causo or otlicr, and Ihat hc would descrt icr causo, and slio bo lcft agnin to tlio solitudc of licr dungcoii. Slio turncd loward liim to rcad hcr dcstiny in liis countcnanco, and Scliuyler, unpcrccivcd by thc tipsv doctor, slipped a closcly fold- cd notc into hcr hands; at thc snnic timc dcnouncing hcr for her dcccntion. Alicc in a lnonicnt comprchcndcd 1ns mcaninp; and shc retircd to tlic farthcr cnd of hcr ccll. 'Shc darc not facc you' cncd tho dc li"htcd doctor. Soliuvlcr cxprcsscd lus satisfaction at tho intcrvicw and thry withdrcw. Aftcr arriving at thc door oflhc doctor'soflicc Scliuyler sliook liim by thc hand, aiui promiscd to mcet hini agaiu on tlic mor- row. Aftcr tho doctor nnd Scliuyler quittcd icr anartment, Alicc advanccd to thc oratcs and torc opcn thc notc, hander icr by Scliuyler. Hcr lnnbs could scarcc sunnort her as slio did so, so nrcat was loi' cmoticn. llic notc perliaps contaiu cd thc wholc history oflicr futurc dcsti- ilv. iicr iicau pwam, anu a wcauncss almost ovcrcamo hcr. Shc at lcngth vcn lurcd to rcad tho note, which ran thus Bc of cood chccr, I find all to bc as you inlormcil mo. A snllicient lorcc w bc hcrc in a dav or two at farthcrcGt v.hen wc shall atteinpt your rcscun. Act promptly nnd watch for an opportunity to scconu our plnns. J. bcluiylcr. Thc notc droppcd from hcr hands. and faintly raising her cycs to Hcavcn, shc saulc on thc lloor ovcrcomc by hcr fcel- ings. Aftcr a timc shc procccdcd to lcar thc notc in picccs, sccrcting tlio irag mcnts in hcr bosom, for slio l.ncw thcir nrcscncc in licr ccll, would cxcilo thc suspicion oi tlic Ainazon wno guarcieti . . . , i , icr. Jt woukl uc a noollcss taslt to un- urtakc to dcpict her fcclings. Shc had oftcn wondcrcd that Hcpiniild had not at- tcmplcd to ascertain hcr falc, but likc a truo woman, shc ncvcr doubtcd his con- tancv. Poor nirl! shc kncw not thc otcstablc cxpcdicnt, hcr unclo had rc- sortcd to, in ordcr to stillc all cnquiry in clation to hcr nbscncc, and shc kncw not how Itcginald'a hcart had blcd for hersiipposcd dcath. In thc inorning altcr lus arnval in tho ittlc villagc, Scliuyler fotind that his ans wcre to mcet v. ithan ugly obstaclc, for a band of tory inilitia, on thcir way to somc other portion of thc couutry, had laltcd in tho villagc, with thc intcntion of waiting sevcral days, in tho cxpccta tion of bcing ioined by anothcr squad I'his was cxtrcmly unfortunr.tc. Thc octor was a warin tory.and Scliuyler wcll lcncw. that in casc thc Asylum was attack- ed, thc torics would voluntecr, thcir assis tancc in bchalf of thc doctor. 1 Ic did not cxpcct but six or cight nidividuals to ac company Mcrvale and Jacob, as ho had dccmcd that nuinbcr suflicicnt for thc ac complisluncnt of his designs. Ilowcvcr as thcrc was uo hclp for his dileinma, hc was obligcd to bcar his dissappointmcnt as wcll as hc might. Diiring thc day his fiicnds nrrivcd.onc aficr anothcr, to pievcnt suspicion, and pitchcd upon that very night as thc onc in which lo attcmpt thc rcscue. IIc bricf ly dctailcd his intcrvicw with Alicc, and tlic advcnt of thc tory band. Hc had survcycd tho prciniscs, and all that rc inaincd for thcm to do, was to nrrango somc plun and attcmpt its cxccution. This thcy detcrniined lo arrangc aftcr thcy had retircd for thc night. Jacob cxprcsscd his fcars that a dislurbauce with tho tory leadcr, would throw somc obstaclc in thc way of thcir cntcrprisc, and all coincidcd in his opinion. Ilowcv cr, thcrc was no hclp ibrit now, nnd thcy must act as wcll as thcy could, un dcr thc circiiinstanccs of ihe caso. Thcrc was no hopcs that tho tory band would lcavc thc villago, unlil thcnrrival of thcir comradcs, and that cvcnt might bc defor rcd two or thrcc wccks. Tho slccping apai tments of tho little inn, wcrc admirably ndaptcd to thc prcs cnt wants oflhc confcdcratcs. Thcy wcrc ushcrcd by tlio lautllord into a largo squarc room, which containcd somc foiir or five bcds, and which had bccn occupicd in morc pcaccful timcs as a ball room, whcncvcr tlio young pco plc of thc villagc and stirrounding couu try wishcd to 'trip it on tho light, fantas tic toc." Hcrc thcy madc Ihcir nrrangc mcnts for thc consumation of thoir cntor prisc. Thcy dctcrmined to wait unlil tho villngc had bccomo hushcd in slum hcr, and thcn riso nnd lcavc tho liousc, Without alarming thc landlord. In ordcr to do this cficctunlly, Jacob had caroful ly oxatnined thc fastnings of tho bar-room door, and had takcn sucli obscrvnlions in rclation to their locality.as would conduco to thcir biicccss. Thcy worc thcn to procccd tolhc doctor' s rcsidcnco, awakc liim and dcmand ndmission, to tho. asy lum. If hc rcfuscd, as thcy doubtcd not hc would, thcy wcrc to soizo and gag liim, if possiblc, and thcn cndcavor to ob Frcoilom of Inqniry nntl WOOJttSTTOCK, TPBSUfiiSDAy tain thc pcrson of his nssislant, who was to bo scrvcd in a similar maiincr. They worc lo obtain (ho posscssion oftlic kcysi, and piloted by Scliuyler go to thc ccll ol'Alicc, and rclcaso licr. In casc thcy failcd in nny of thcsc nrrnngcincuts, thcy werc still to pcrscvcro in thcir at tempts to rolcasc Alice. It would ncvcr do to dcsist, as hng as a ray of hopc ro mamed, that thcy could accomplish thcir dcsign. If thcy failcd, stcps would ccr tainly bc tnkcn to placo Alico boyoiid thcir rcach, and owing lo war and thc causcs altcndant upon it, it would bo fu tilcto undcitakc to bring tho doctor to justicc. They wcro to forcc tho asylum doors, in casc thcy failcd to gct posscssion of tho kcys. In casc thcy obtaincd Alicc ihcy wcro to flcc to tho rivur, whcrc Morvalo had scctircd sevcral slulTs, that had bccn obtaincd al thc sctllemcnt a fuw milcsabovc. Onco arrivcd in Albany, all was safe. Thcy wcro all convincnd that, from thc circtimslancc oftlic tory band quarlcrcd closo at hand, tho cntcr prisc was fraught with cmincnt danger. It rcqiured :ool and dclermiiicd couraco. and thc utmost carc and priidcncc. A slight indiscrclion, nnd all was lost. A lnoment's faltciing llio tlightcst dc-j parturc from ihcir conccitcd plan, and Iicc an Loan would bc lost forcvcr and in all probabilily Ihcir lives would also bc foi lcitcd; for thc toiics, cvcr rcady to wrcak vcngcancc upon thcir op poncnis, nnu morc man nsiim rcnson for cruclty ; froni tho piquc thcir captain had alrcatlv acquirctl ior Scliuyler Aftcr thcy had complctcd their nrranfjc incnt; thcy retircd to thcir bcds, but not to slccp. nll of thcm wcrc wakefnl.pon dcring upon tho probablc tcrmination of thcir truly dcspcrato imdcrtaliiiiir To iicgiiiaiu iicrvalc, it was a tirno ol aw- 1 ti 1 suspensc, of wciglily cxpcctution. llic odds, in tlic coinui.i cncounlcr, it was clcarto him, wcrc fri"htfullv a"iiinst thcm. Truo. hc wns compclled to ac linoulcdgc tlic cxistencc of a possibility in llio casc, but hc hartllv dare say a prob ability. Untlcr nny dlhcr ciicumslances hc would not have lookcd a inoment nt tho danger, or rashncss ofthc altempt, but now, ne could notrclrain from wcijjh mg thcm wcll, nnd hc was also forced to acUiiowlcdf'c that lus rcason rcluscd to coincide with tlio undci tukinx. A liitlc past midnight Jacob arosc, and opcncd a uindow Ihat ovcrlookcd the lit uc strcct oi inc villagc. iNot a liglil wr.s to bc sccn, in nny dircclion, nnd no voicc could bc hcard savc tlic ocr.asional voicc ofsomo wakcful an'unnl. IIc cautiously lowcrcd thc sash, and whispcred to his comradcs that thc hour hadcomc. Thcy siowly lelt tlic cliamucr, and cmcrgcd in to tho opcn air, 'JS'ow boys! saul iMorvale, 'coolncss, urogc, anu pcrscvcrancc arc all wc hnvc to dcpcnd upon!' lhey liallcd n inoment bcforo thc door. whcn Scliuyler rappcd for adniittancc. No ansacr camc to Iii3 summons. Just at that inoment, Jacob c?picd a light at thc door ofthc tory's bnrracks. Iliish! hc cxclauncd, and silcncc cn- sucd. In a nioincnt thc li"ht disappcarcd and Mcrvale oxclaimed in a whispcr to Schuylor 'I had hopcd thcy had retircd I wondcr if they kccp scntinclsr' Uc- fore Scliuyler had timc lo rcply, a hoarso lrom a pcrson uucriy in- visiblo, cricd out 'Wlio's thcrc!' '1 lush!' whispcred Mcrvale. 'Who's thcic!' again soundcd in thcir cars, morc cmphnlicnlly spokcn than at 'Stop." cricd Jacob, 'nnd lcavo it to mo. Tho little band obcycd him, nnd Jacob approaching thc door of thc doctor's res idcncc, rcpliod 'Whowant's toknowr' Tlic suntincl of tho night;' rcpliod llic voicc. Whcrc thc dcvil aro you:' askcd Ja cob. 'Hcrc!' and siowly cmcrging from n corncr ot tlio asylum, cainc llio va lorous tory, whosc cowardicc had caused inn to conccal lumscll. Jacob, fcarful that hc would disuovcr his stooping com- dcs, marchcd boldly up to liim and said -'I am aftcr thc docior, but I guess hc'3 doad or abscnt, for I can't wakc him at all?' 'What's thc mallerr' giufily inquircd tlic sentincl. 'Whyriltell you;' said Jacob op proaching him, closcly. 'Do you sco my arm hcrcf 'The Sentincl iiicliiicii hishcadtowards Jacob's cxtciidetl lcft arm, which brought it into n fair vicw oftlic worthy rangcr's cyc. v'Iiilc hc was intcntly looldng nt thc arm, Jacob gavo him a trcmcndous bloiv, witli his right onc, which folled him to thc carth, scnsclcs3. In a ino ment, Jacob crainmcd his nioiith with a largc cotton handkcrcliicf, and calling to his cotnrads, procccdcd to loosen tho sol dicr's bclt. In a inoment his arms wcro sccurnly pinioncd, and Jacob rnising him in liis nrms, carricd him to n fcncc closo bcsidc which ho laid him. 'What's tho mattorr' nsked Scliuyler, who wi'.h Jacob's comrads, had just ar rivcd 011 tho spct. ' All'a right!' Faid Jacob coolly; 'now cnll up thc doctor, nnd wo'll procccd!' Thoy again rcttirucd to tho door, and knockcd louder than at first. Doclor Moi'ton, at Icnglh camc to tho window, and inquircd what was wanting. 'Opcn thc door, doctor, for God's sakc. I want somo of your professloral assist anco;' said Scliuyler. Tho doctor rccogni.ing thc voico ofhis fricnd, hnstily turncd his koy, and Scliuy ler followcd by his fricnds rushcd in. Ja cob immcdinly closcd tho door nnd ttirn ing thc kcy, carcfully withdrcw it from tho 'lock, nnddcpositcd it in I113 pockct. tho Powcr oftlic i'coplvs ffiVJEJVJIWG, FffiB3UAFl2 S, 'For God's sakc, gcntlcmcii, what's payr'nskcd thc doctor, tcrrificd at thc uncxpcctcd numbcr of his gucsts. 'I II tcll yoti.'snid Scliuyler, drawina his pistol nnd cocking it, 'Lcad us . T 1 T n , TT T inc ccii oi vnco vnn Joan, oryou ai a dcad man. Mako no outcry, (or the nioincnt you ppcak nbovcyouv breath, sond a bullct throuali your hcart!' 'Sparc my lifc, for God's sakc;' cricd tlic doclor, trcnibling m cvcrv loinl 'Thcn do our bidding;' licrccly rcturn cd Scliuyler. 'I will !' cricd tho doclor. 'Striko ngni. i norc s tiniicr anu matcncs upon thc taiile. Unly sparc iny lilc, good gcn llcmr.n; oniy spare mo. Wcrvalo slruck a liaht, from (ho tindcr box, nnd finding a lamp closc at hand, hc convcycd (hc liamcs to its wick. Thc doclor lookcd nround in amaKcmcnf, mo sinnvarc incn witn wnicii lus room wns fillcd, ncarly spcochlcss from uHVight 'J.cnd on:" saul iMervale, impaticntlv approaching him. 'Ccrtainlv, sir ,' said tho doctor, clevnling his trcnibling arni and tnking down his kcys. 'Como on gcntlcmcn, como on;' cricd the doctor lcading thc way, followcd by tho wholc band. .Jacob brouuht un tho rcar, carc fully closing llic doors behind him, and making thc fcw hasty obscrvnnccs which offcrcd 111 rcspcct to thc situation, and shapcs of (ho didcrcnt obiccts Ihat met his cyc. They passcd on tlirough a nai row passagc way, onc sidc ot wlncli was occupicd by thc ccll doors, until thcy camc lo tlio pnssnqc wlueh lod to Ihe ccl occupicd by Alico Vnn Lonu. This passngo wns closcd by a narrow door which thc doctor pullcd opcn, hut llic curreiit of air that rushcd in was soslronii that it cxtinguishcd tlic light, and thoy wcrc icit 111 uticr (laruness. 1 lus was truly unfortunatc. Thc dnrliiicss of Egypt was not morc coniplctc, than that in which thcy wcro envclopcd. Thcrc was no window ulong thc narrow passagc way or opcning ofany kind, that admiltcd thc lcast ray ol light. J ho doctor was llic only iii(liidual who wasrnoii'di acriuaint cd with thcir localily, and the windings of llic asylum to iclurn for a light, and af tcr n iow inomcnts dcbatc, it wa; dcler mincd Ihat Scliuvlcr and Mcrval shnult rcturn with him for that purposc, whilsl the othcrs remnincd whcrc thcy stood. Thcy had not rcachcd half thc dcsirod distauco, whcn tho picrcing scrcams ol a fcmalc, ns if in distress, salutcd their cars, nnd thcy suddcnlv haltcd. Thc ound did notsccm to uriginatc in any part ol tlic asylum, but appcarcd lo como from thc dircclion of llio doctor's rcsi dcnco. What it could bc, thcy could not divino, but thcy dctcrmined to wait for its rcpetilion. h?oon ngaui thcv hcnrd it :ind prcscntiy thc nppalling cry of lirc, was fnintly hunrd, issuing from thc strects ofthc villagc. In God's nnmc, what can have takcn placc?' cricd Scliuyler. 'Wc mu.it pro cccd nt all cvcnts.' On thcy wcnt. In a fcw lniuntcs thcv cainc to thc door, lcading to thc doclor's room. Mcrval wns ahcad, and rnising thc lalch hciuishcd it opcn, but a ficrco volumc of flaine and sniokc drovo him back upon thc doclor and Schuylor. Grcal (od!' hc cxclaimed; 'tho build niE is 011 liro, It wascren so, nnd nlreadv the fiamcs burst out from thc window s of llic room in which it orimnalcd. A spark from thc tindcr used iii lighiing thc lamp, had caughl thc cloths npon the doclor's hcd, which bcing ofa light and inllamablc na- lure, had ppccdily sprcad the cnnflagralion. I ho scrcams that thcy beard, camc from ihe doctor's feinalc nssistnnt, whose lodg ing was ncar thc sr.cne of thc firc, uho had discovcrcd it, nnd madc hcr escapc, niv- ing thc nlarm to thc villaccrs. Sevcral had nlrcady congregatcd arourid Ihe cdi ficc, and wcrc clamerously inquiring for thc doctor, Wc can ncvcr cscnpe tlirough thal blazing room!' cricd ihc doctor. 'Oh! dear I nm ruiued man: I 11111 a dcad man!' 'Coolnes?, cotirnge, and perfcvcrnucc!' crieil Jacob Dasli, who with ihosc lefi standing nt thc narrow passagc. camc up just at this tiuiu. Ihcy also had hcard thc scrcams ol tho assittnnt, nnd whcn Mervalc pushed ojien Ihe door, they saiv the bright flamo and rushcd to the spot. . lliore 110 door that opcns beyoud this, in the passagc?' cnquircd Hchuyler, turiiinp- to thc doctor. None!' saiil the doctor, despondinglv, 11011c at all, wc are lost!' 'Lcad inc to the ccll of Alicc Vnn Lo an!' shoutcd Mcrvale, franlicallv, turniiig likowisc tolhc doctor; lcad mo to her ccll this inoment, or TII lcar out your hcart!' They all again turncd and uilh hasly steps walkc'l down llic pasiage. A sliorl timc sufllccd lo bring theni in frnnt oflhc ccll, wherc sln. was slunibcring, unconsci- ous of thc cvcnls transpiring nround her. The light from thc lamp, however, shiuiiig upon hcrcyclida nwnlted hcr, nud shc gaz cd wiltlly nround hrr. Unlock thc gate! cricd Mcrvale. Ihe Ircmbling doclor fumlilcd around bisparlly leniidcil pcrson lnr i.uc kcys, but uiisuc- cessfully, for 111 thc fright ofthc moinent, whcn hc discovercu thc lirc, hc had dropp cd theni, and had forgottcn lo pick iliem up. 'Hrcak the lock.'said Jacob, tlirowmg his hcavy body full ngninst thc door, bui fruitlessly; tho sturdy bolt rcfusrd to yichl. 'Aliogcthcr!' cricd .Tacub, and all aavc the doctor, pushed ngaiiint it with thcir cn liro strcngth, and still it remnincd (inn. Mcanwhilc the fiamcs had incroased with frightful rapidity. That cnd of thc asylum, next tho doclor's rcsidcnco wns complctcly in (lames, and in many places along thc ronf, thc flntncs wcro kindling. , E 8&5. NUiMIiEIt 2.19. All thc villagcrs had collected outsidc, Iti- getuer wiui inc lory uanu; but they saw that all their oflorls to slay tlic fury of the coiiflagralion would bo ofno avail, nnd thcy stood by, looking coolly nt (he work of dcslrnclioii. Mcivale, and his gallani assiPtnnts coniinticd iheir oxeriions al the door ot the ccll in which was the ohjcct of uicir cndcavors. Thcy saw with horror tho rrighllul incrcase of llic fhinea, nnd they well kncw, that in 11 sliort timc thcv would hc complctcly hcmincd in by burniiig walls, nlihougli thcy wcrc snre Ior tlic ino ment lrom thc llaincs. 'i ho uunatcs of ihc cclls had nll bcci'mc nrouscd, nnd thcy wcrc scrcaming and thoiiling likc dcmnns. Somc laughcd, and appearcd lo rcioicc ni wiincssing the frightful spcctacle, whilst others cvinccd sjmptoms of ihc utmo.si terror. IIervalc nnd lus fricnds couh dislincllv hear the shoiils nnd crics, nnd it incrcnscd thc horrors of thcir situation It secmctl ns if thc gratc nt whiidi llicv wcrc nt work, would rcsist nll thcir cflbrt t' rnt t 1 10 mrcc it. j 11c y gavo up nt lonctn 111 despair, nud stood gazing at thc tcrrificd girl wilhiu. Jacob, howe.cr, soon f-hout- cd again, 'courage, coolncss, nnd persevcr ancc!' nnd thcn appnrcutly rcdoubled his cxcriions nt thc cmlc 'Oncc more!' cricd hc, 'nnd nltotrctlier. Aain thc wlmlc band cainc n-iainsl il 1111 Dotn weiglit nnd slrcnglli, nnd to thcir lnexprcsMblc iov it yieldcd. Mcr vale rushcd in, and caught Alice iii his arms. I5y this timc, ihe cell doors had al! been burst npcn by'thc itimntcs ihcmselvcs, nnd they stood huddlcd tngcthcr iiilhc cx- trcmc cnd of llic narrow hnll. Mervalc still held Alicc in his nrms. in n nerfect Iransport of iov; but hc had not yct ovcr comc tlie Iriglilful obstacle3 111 thc wny ol lus cscnpe. iloiv werc thcv lo leave t hc burniiig huilding? And ifbv miracle they should cscnpe from the burniiig pile, how werc they lo combat wiihihc torics without, upon whosc mnlignilv t'ncv could rcly. A fcw fcct bcyondthe spot they oc cupicd, wns llio cnd ot thc building. A: well ns could Do delcruuiicu lrom nppcar- Hll.t.1, IHU ll Kj nnu IIUl Vl'l ll-.ILIUU II, l,1ft' ,lm l.n.l f.n, ,.st Knnnl.nI .1 ni II1U IIIIIU, 1 IHI m IJ t IIUIIl 11IU HlUlllllillUll KH .i t nn i ,i tho (lamcs, was in us favor. I hroii;;h this cnd, il was nccccsary for thcm to escapc, for il wns mnduess to ihink of ninking tlic atlcmpl at tlie other cxtrcmity of the pile. IJut how wcrc thcy to cfTect nn poning; i hoy wcrc (icstilutp ol nn nxe, ornny other wcapon that could avail thcm atifiht. Jacob espietl n largc hcam ovcr Iheir icnds, nnd by thc herculcan slrencth of hi nrms, hc drciv his body up in such a manncr, Ihat placing onc l;nec upon thc top oftlic beam, hc soon reached thc floor bcyond u. I o his grcat joy hc fotind thal il was but slighlly securcd at citlicr cnd. hosc secuntics hc soon looscd, and wiih thc :iFsistancc ol ihosc bclow thc beam was :kly lowcrcd, followcd bv Jacob. Ilim- elf .uid two ofhis comradcs quickly scizcd thc bcnm.and with its cnd commcnccd bat- lcring thc walls of thc nsylutri at its exlrc mity. Conlrary to thcir expcctalious, thc hre had bccn nt work, nnd nluu'ether to thcir ndvantage, for llic half burned tim bcrs nnd boards rcndily yieldcd tothehcav y blows ol thc beam, nud in a Miort timc liolc sufiicicntlv larj'c to ndmit of their cgrcss, onc at n timc, wns mndc. An cxclanialinn cf joy cscapcd from ihcir ftill hcarls, as thcy wimcsscd the suc ccss of Jacob's pxpcriincnt. Led 011 bv Mcrvale with Alice, thcy coinmcnced ihcir cparture, nnd all, tocthcr with Ihc frecd uiiatics, soon lound thcmi;clve3 at libcriy. Thc co!!cctcd viilngcrs and torics wcrc all standing in front ol ihe huilding, and con- equcnlly had not noticcil thcir cgress un lil their nttenlion was dircctcd Ihat ay by thc velling of thc lunaiics. Thcn they nll rushcd to llic spot and before Mcr- ale and his fricnds could attcmpt to flcc in thc dircction of their boats lhey wcrc stirroundcd by thc cxcited niiiltilude. cob Dash saw thcm 'rushin:r townrds Ja- hiin nnd his comradcs, nnd instnnUy sciziug llicdsclor by the throat, he hurricdly wlus- icrcd in his cnr, ' I cll them wc wcrc nssisling you lo es- ipc, or dr-n mc, 1 II stau you to inc lcnrl!' Coinc'said .Tncob, turning to his com radcs, Mcl's tnkethis youug woman to the inn. Wc ran'l save ihe building, tliourh somc had better stayaud watch it, comc doctor, you must go too, you are not drcss cd, nnd you might git a cold by staudin in thc night nir!' As Jncoli nddrcsscd ihe doctor, he gnve im a vcrv cxprcssive look, and thcn tnk- iug llnt worthy very londerly by tlic n'in, hc .startcd iu Ihc dircclion ofthc inn, fol- owed by his little band wiih Alicc. I hc tory lcader was putircly nt laull It ppcared lo bc plninly the ense, that tho stranocrs had pcrilcd thcir own lives, to save ihe inmatps of ihe asylum and thc loclor. This f.tct was furtlicr corr.iborn- cd by the "arulons landlord, who slalcd that Scliuyler and the doctor wcre inliinale frinmln nni! frntn Itin rirriiirtsinnp.r. thnt tlin I . I.) .VI ",...' - ,..nr t.nr. ron.lilr ,vf.ll,nil niTnrm 11 nrm 1 ' ' V ' j - i. illl JaCob Dash Under thcsc r.ircuinstanors, Jacob, nnd i his comnnnions wpre pcrtnittcd to wnlk o(T unmolested, followcd by noonc, thcrc be in iiiorcattrnclinn iu the blazing building altacli tho altenlion ol llic crowil, tlian any carc ihev might cntcrtain for the clfarc of thc strangcrs. Aficr thcy wcrc little bcvond thc vicw of the group col lected nround the firc, thcy sutldcnly turn cd thcir coursc, nnd walkcd swiltly tow nrd thc rivcr, which was but a short dis tnnccolf. Arrivcd thcrc, thcir boats werc quickly looscd, and thc whole party accom panicd by tho doctor moved swiflly up tho gtrcam. .. , Just as thc day dnwncd, thcy arrivcd at the little sclllcment hcro Mcrvale had ob taincd lus boats. llorc Jnrob sct thc tcr rificd doclor nt libcriy, bidding him has icn to his honie, ns he had nt onc timc dc termincd to cut his thront for his basencE3 towurd Alice, but in considcinlion of his conducl, before thc lories.ho sliould mcrc ly lurn him nvcr lo hi3 own conscicnco. Tho doclor. rcjoicnl lo cscape from liis compnny; did not wait for nsecond bidding but tiiriiing ,jB )CCS majQ rapii strides iii thc directicu of his houic. rA.m:n xvi. Une I nght morning in tlic August afier he cvcnts dctailcd in tho prtvious chaptcr had occmrcd, Alervnlc, Alicc and Scliuy ler accoinpnnicdby Jacob, sct out for thc residence of Vnn Lonu. Thcv nrncpcdcd with horses ns fnr na Schcnectndy, whcrc thcy look n boat, thcn the only modc of trnvel to ihe new soltletnent up tlic rivcr. Thcy procccdcd cnsily nlong, nnd did not nrrivo nt their placc of dcslinnlion until ihc nfieriionn of tlie third day, froni thcir dc parturo from thc rcsidcnco uf Scliuyler It had becn agrccd that thcy diould not hnlt nt Ihc mnmunn, but should procccd nt oncc to thc Station. Whcn they camc wilhin liew oflhc niansion, Alice was nf feclrd to tcars, nnd shc wept frcely. All nround thc mnntion Emned silcnl nud de- scrlcil. Thcrc was 110 oneto bc sccn nbout tlie prciniscs, and cveryihing iccmcd to Ij" tokcn thc nbjcncf oflhc owncr. Asthey camc within 11 niile of thc Station, thry frcqucnlly heard the discharnc of firc arms. nnd nn occasioual shout (loatcd on 1I.0 geulle wcsleru breeze, nud grecled Ihcir cars. All wcrc at n loss to iicccunt for if, but they continued on ihcir jonrncy. Ar rivcd ncar to the sctllenicnt. thcv saw a dark nud hcavy cloud of nnokc hanging ovcr llic placc, and the dischnrge ol "firo irms.nnd Ihe bhoutmir of combalnnti bc- camc continuous. Ihcrc wns 110 inis laking ihe sounds. A battle wnsmnrinn nt thc scttlcments without doubi. Jacob rc-quc-lcd to hc put ashorc to lcarn thc causc and thc boat was puihed ovcr to thc oppo- sito shnrc lo await h;s rcluru. . Ile wns abscnt two liours, during which thc firing ccascd. On his rcturn it was asccrlained ihat thcrc had bccn n dendly contcst bc- iwcen ihc whigs and torics, brought on by ihc barbnritics of the latlcr, of whom Vnn Loan was thc principal offendcr. Uc In'' ordered five or six to he excculed, which coming to thc kuowledge of Willet, hc innrchcd on his bold little armv, nnd swcnt ihe wholc hand of toiics from the carth. So coniplctc war, the work of destruction, ihat not a tnry honso wns lcft standing iii the sctllciiipnt, and Vnn I.oau nnd hisson pprished with (hc rcst. Ilaving convcycd Alicc to the housc of a fricnd, the two ccm- paiuons wcnt to vicw thc sccne. Thc vjc torious troops of Willel wcre just oncnnip- mtr on ihe side ol the I11II vvlierc Mcrvale s 11 I ll , Thc woundcd l .L 1 t l. , ., , , itc dcad and the dvuir ay upon the batl Q r,, , ; . ; , uciti ano n3 tiirrvnic wnudt'red r.;noinr thcm, hesuddcnly cnme upon ihc corps of vnn Lnan. Uc wns strctclicd at full Ient'lh upon ihe groun;, in his uniform, ns cap tain of ihe Tory's Guard. A hideous prin distorted his fcalures, and he nppcnred to have 'eft ihe worid m grcat pliysical rgony. j snori (iisiancc lrom nim.iav lus sou r i ert- crick, nnd in evpry dircclion nround werc slrcwed tlic bodies of his ill-fntcd compnn- inns. Alicc cnuscd tho bodies of hcr unclc and cmisin to bo deccnilv intcncd. Thc body of Vnn Loan wns laid in thc verygrnvc in which he prctended to dcpo.Mtc ihc body of Alico n ycar before, nnd his son waa aid bcsidc him. The day nfter tho bntllc, Alicc nnd her rricmls prucocded lo thc inansion.or which shc was now thc solc and undisputed own- er. Josephinc wns in grcat dUlress at tho deaih of her brother-in-law, and complcte lv huiiibled, shc imiilored tho forgiveness of Alice which was zendilv grnnled. Vau Loan had oblaineil thc foitunc ofA-lice, but nlas! for him, only that shc mijht cn- joy u. Alico Van Loan was grntcfu! to that providenco thnt had watched ovcr nndde i'onded hcr, nmid all thc trisl shc had been called upon to pass ihrough. Shc acknowl- cdgcd it wiih gratitude whcn shc lliought of her singtilnr dclivcrnncc from thc nsy lum, nud sl c ncknowledgcd it, whcn sho pnndered upon tho doom of tiic tory's CL'AIl ). On llic day aftcr her nrrival at the mnn- yion, aiicp van l.onn was united to negw- ald Mcrvale, by thc very priest, ho had atlended him prcvinus to his intendcd px- ccnlion. in the nrcscncc of Schuvler. Ja- enh Dash nnd Josrohinp. In r.lxitit a wr.pL- afier tho consiiination of the nuptials, Scliuyler deparied for homc, accompanicd by Jacob Dash, who was on his way lo join llic Aiuerican nrniy. i ha rangcr slcaddy relused thc urgent solicitations rt Mcrvale and his wiie to spcnd lus days bc: ncalh iheir ronf iu ease nnd plcnty. 'I cnrn i; snul hr, 'my couutry wan(3 mv sarviccs J.leggy, nud shc must have :m. Whcn Ihe war is ovcr, I mny lake up with your kind ofi'cr.' Thc worthy Ja cob livcd to make his promise good. "Going up?" said an omnibus driver to a Millcriio, thc other dav. "Yes, fricnd," said tho Millcritc, "aS soon as the Lord's willing." "Can t wait till that timc," rcphcd tho driver, who crackcd his whip and drovo 011. ;cpTho shawls most wbrn by llic fnsh- ionablc womcn oflhc capitol of England and Erancc arc thoso of black cloih or cashmcro fitting qtiiib plain all around ihc throat, nnd fu;.tened in fiont ns fnr as , , . . , , t .... IHC WIUSl Wllll U UOUUIO TOW OI UUUOI1?, , .., , ., . ,, ,i n luwuu uuiuaa nnu uiniii, uuu UV.I.UI umu un rouiitl witn a narrow cniuroiucry oi nraiti in largc Gothic pattcrn, thc same being continued round thc shouldcrs snd at thc cornbra of tho shawl. Mormon Citirlcrs Rtpcakd . Tho Lcglslnturc oflllmois has unconditionnlly rcpealcd tho Mormon chartcrs by a largo volc 7G to SG, Hrilinh Stlcmcrs on Lake Champlain. A statemont has bccn circulating that thcrc wns to bc a linc of Britsh Stcnracrs on Lake Champlain. Tho Whithall Chroniclo Biiys this is mcrc gammon. Thcrc is, howcvcr,- n new lino of Ameri cnit Stcamcrs in coursc of coiittruction.