Newspaper Page Text
I, i Ii yl l-nlln.' J
(I tM U bU 1 'tj ttt?t ! V0I.UMIV21, XO. 8. CADIZ, OHIO,- ESDAY EVENING. .JUNE 21. 1851. terms; -$2,fLoa a i i i 1 4 1 .n i ill iii Lj i ii! x vii ik.i 'ri a l w ? i s z i ft VI III. Ill II ET I'll f 111 11 ........ ..-...- x -.r , - t .,: i- - . .' ) . 1,1-, ORIGINAL NOVELETTE. Written Exprsaaly for 1110 Cadiz Democratic Sentinel. VIROQUA; TUK' VICTIM OF PASS! ON. . , nr GEORGE ,W.' MOFFITT. '" '' ' 1 rfW of'Peri-Roselli; or, The Fate of Perfidy," "The Hunter's Bride," . ,, (fONTINUKD.) " CHAPTER III. I fort that opulence could impart.' Just at the tune the company was in its most prosperous condition a number of the speculators en deavored lo Rnd did defraud several of their partners. My husband became aware of it and by putting their victims on guard against this swindling portion of their company, brought down the envy and hatred of the latter upon him, which was so bitter on the part of one man that he falsely charged him with slander and libel, brought witnesses to swear against him, and during that very sea son our misery begun. A line a heavy line which if paid would nearly exhaust his fortune was imposed tipoirhim, in defal cation of which he should be incarcerated. The blow fell " ' , , , BETROSPKCTIOX. . IIaviso seen the result of the inquett, let us now return to the house which we left with the young suitor, Albert Beaumont. It Is a email log house, from appearance, of ancient date, bearing much resemblance to what may be known as a settler's cabin. But as has already been stated, the many little additions and improvements, such as a little rnstic summer-house in the yard, the quaint little pi rtico reared over the door and the innumerable well-trained vines, that entwined themselves in such luxuriant beau ty about every side of the domicile gave it the appearance of quaint and undisturbed repose, instead of the bustling and unsettled confusion that generally pervades the daily toling farm-house. It was in one of the rooms of this quaint lodge that there was seated, oc the same night that opens our story; an elderly lady, upon whose face an expression of deep anxiety seemed to linger. The room was cheaply yet comfortably furnished, for in these as well as the present days if the unassuming countryman, is provided with but the more requisites of domestic comfort he is well if not entirely satisfijad. So it was with Mrs. Leroy: she was posses sed of but the necessaries of life, yet the air of comfort that rested upon their neat arrangement, seemed to tell of more perfect contentment and happiness, tlnn ever op ulence would adord. The rush -bottomed chairs were placed tastefully about the a partment, while a high-post bed stood, in one corner, the neat arrangement of whose belongings, bespoke a hand of more youth- fnl ingenuity, than could have emenuted from one bo aged as the present occupant. A common breakfast-table stood by the only window ot the room, upon which a lamp was burning, by whose light the old lady was reading a chapter of the new testament. Again she raised her eyeS from the nice and seemed to listen earnestly for a few mo ments, then let them slowly rest again upon lier book; Thus with this marked uneasi ness of manner she continued to read nntil the old corner clock in the opposite room struck twelve", when she again raised her tves andlooked wishfully about the room.' "How strange;" she said, "where Can she be? I begin to grow uueaiy for fear some thing has hapiMied to her: but God will protect her," she added casting her eyes ft ifiiin nnon the volume,' "for he says 'he will be a father to the fatherless.' " , Thus she mused and read for hoar anoth er hour when she again raised her head though more quickly than before. "She comes; I hear her, but why does she not sint? I always, knew her return by her sweet voicu poor girl must be lone some ana sao. At this juueture ' of her' 'soliloquy, the wooden latch was raised and a young lady of abont seventeen summers entered and ap proached the table, bhe was ot surpassing beauty. Her stature was medium, and her air and proportions, most graceful and per' iect. -Her' light blue eyes and alabaster completion contrasted sweetly with her dark hair, as they were seen beneath the mellow light of the lamp. Though, those equisite ly deliuiated features and soulful eyes 'evi dently belonged to mirth and happiness, that night a restless and unhappy expres sion had saddened them. '"My dear Viroqua," said 'the' old lady turning kindly towards her, '"what troubles ; you?", ' ';;;; . '. ' " ;".';,! "0 nothing mother,", rsturned the girl with a long deep sigh." v": ' 'But you seem fatigued and excited; was your brother Thomas with you?" she again milUiy inquireu. , ' "Is he my brother mother?" abruptly ask-. eds Viroqua. ' ' . ' . '1 " '- . 'Wohy Dear, do you'ask such a qiies- .don?-. ; ' ' Vl have often wondered mother he acts so strangely sometimes." J t "lou must not do so my child: if he is wayward and thoughtless in his was.y we HI "Oh unjust humanity," internpl.ed the "Most unjust, returned the mother, "as I said the blew fell heavily upon him, for a most perfidious train of circumstances, which being reduced to seeming facts by the cun ning logician, weighed hard against him, and convicted him not only in the eyes of court but of the people." ' 'l ' "iiut could he command no evidence or testimony to clear ' him of this henious charge?" " . ' ' "None child, the plotted seheme was too deeply laid the plotted scheme I say, for naught but base forgeries worked us such destruction; I know it for he told me that such were afloat purporting to have issued from his hand, and I am confident he is in nocent. And what serves most to convince me that my husband was the victim ' of a Tiiel and wicked plot on the part of this man oh God that I should ever have been the cause of his destruction!" she exclaimed with sudden emotion, "was that in their single days, my husband, Whose name was Albert Krnberlon and this man whose name was Crey ton, were rivals for my hand, and be cause it pleasd me to favor and chose the loimer all the wickendass and malignity ol the latter were slirred into action, and this interference of my husband, in his vile seheemesagains his partners was only as 1 I ! I . . .II '..I- nave juugeu 11 was a mil opportunity itr him to put into ex3ution his full designs. More my dear I ooul'd tell you of this man's foul' deeds prior to tin's, but let them die in the past. Still not satisfied w't'.h the wreck his. baseness had worked already he in his sordid nature bi ought in oilier false charges, morn than swallowing up the residue of his broken fortune. .These were readily proven by false witnesses, the little scattered prop erty he yet possessed was ieized, and our selves reduced at once from affluence to penury. Al! this without more I could have endured, I could have braved with him the storm's itf adversity and poverty; but alas! he lived r.i l tu share our sorrows with me. He left the house 0110 evening and never more returned. I lie drowned himself. De spair drove' him desperate. I, was left a widow with an only child my boy. Oh I remember well the time I remember how nearly my heart was breaking, I remember ust bear with him, for every oiid of us have alike, our taints, ana to ensure uappinass each must in some degree yield to the oth er; yes, he is your' brother and, my only son (j ipd we must cere for him.' ' '-' ' ' ' ( ,','t know mother that e Wist bear with . each'others faults, but oh -," here she iirrested the expression she was about' to "utter, ; "Did youever hear Albert mention ,fhe name of Emberton?" she resumed -re-gaining in some measure her composure. .' .' At this, question the bid lady 10 the un j .hounded surprise of Viroqua a'most sprang j . 'from, her seat," A look of horror 6 vei spread mj lier countenance and a strange nervousness took hold', of her,, wasted form; but' mo- nientary wis jts'iUiration for almost, instant ly she' overcame it ' ftud a' forced calmness. , ftook its place, ; . 'j',' " J'"My dauiriitcr musl't pain ,"V,6u "with my d readfuj secret? ,' . Wlieie did V QU hear that H-l'imr f'ear4 the' Pass' 'this evoning." t .,;',l,,,?')Iw!!' ,'exclHimed the old Wonani. "N "'er. she"' continued as though in" At " ' thought, ''did' I dream that dear and lamen- jled 'n,ame would, reach this continent to' stir j . up "my grief." ":,"''' !'''"!!"l , dib can r. rniir T tnnw it?"' m...i,(i. bim ' v'l j1! my1 seciel. 'c'jiild',' Jbiii to ' trie apart of it if iiorrpRfut t'ale. i . u " 'f;,"teft.irie,dear' mother," kaid ' tiitt' kind (j j Jieayed gir 'and I will help'pu bear .Vour ' "It has ieehman year's otc'?f she Com'-, w!j(j'menced aln6Rt' 'e'verpdwe're'd ' bV "her'emo , '(,"tions,' "since I locked this tule of' crime' antj Key eep how it swelled and choked me as I thought by day and dreamed at night of my unceas ing misfortunes, I remember how the scald ing tears burst from my despairing soul and mingled with the restless sobs of my orphan child. , But my degradation and sorrow en ded not here degradation my child; for now I was shuned and pointed at by all; by all, who when prosperity smiled upon as, curled an.l proffered 'friendship. I was driven from my roof, anl sought shelter with those who I, thought Once were my friends, but they spurned, and turned me with my boy in my arms from their door. I left the city and wandered about the coun try all that day until exhausted and almost dead. I laid down 'with' my 'child and both fell asleep. ,' And oh what ' horrid vis ions flitted before my mind I dreamed they stole my boy away I tried to wake but it seemed that slumber as well as mis fortune held the iii cruel torture. ,'At last I awoke, but it was not till the next day was far advanced. ." My child vas not in my arms I was frightened but on ' look ing around discovered him behind nie al most covered with the straw. I sprang to wards him but oh what a change had come over him1 he was pale and deathly-looking I thought just dying. I clasped him to my breast and lelt my resting-place , . ' 'Starving!" half ejaculated the liste. ing jiri. . ' , V:';';1 ' '.' "' ' " "No my dear, hunger visited rae not had no appetite, my whole care was for my boy.. I left my resting-place and wan dered to the serf-shore, and there I looked into' the'rippllng water " and thought oh maddened thought!" she ejaculated to her self, "and .(bought how in the depths of that leep 'silent sepulchre pf the million I might bury all my wrongs and misfortunes; for I fancied that in theend it would be a blessing both to my child and myself. Determined n my, purpose i, ascended a lulling rocu, and , grasping liini'' lighlW to , my bosom, without hesitating precipitated" myself from its edge. . I know nothing except What was told me. But the next circumstance that I ed, "and some of our seamen immediately rowed to you and succeeded in raising you and your child, though both of you were insensible." " ri v-s.i . "Oh wby did yon not let us pass from our misery?" I exclaimed almost reproach fully as the whole scene of the past crossed my mind. 1 ' '' ' "Have you been unhappy?" she tenderly inquired. 1 ' 1 , . . . Oh most wretched!" I answered, and then related to her the circumstanees of my misfortunes as I have told you. . ; "You shall be unhappy no longer," she answered while her mild face lighted up with a kindly expression, "my husband and I are going to the States, the land of the noble and free and I know that amidst that atmosphere you can no longer be unhap py." ,.. ... , : "1 oil are too kind, 1 ventured , to re turn, lor mv heart was well nigh breaking with joy. ' . 1 ,. ..... , j "Not so, 'lis but the duty of one mortal to another," she freely answered, "now, jou must rest, you are weak." ;.. . . "Iiut let me see my boy," forgetting all else for the moment, "and then I can rest," He was then brought to me, and oh what a frightful change! ! I scarcely knew him he was emaciated in form and his complex ion so sallow! I clasped him in my arms, and thanked God for his mercy, for now I repented the attempt, I had so wiekedly made to deprive hirn of his young life, mere ly to end my own sorrow and wretchedness. Exhausted then, I soon fell asleep and after some time waked up much refreshed both in body nnd mind. -In a few weeks we ar rived on this Western shore and my kind benefactors sehcled this retired spot and built this house.' Here we lived together in contentment and comparative happiness four years, when he sickened and died. This unfortunate event cast another shade of sorrow upon our household. , It set deep ly in his wife's heart and ere another year had passed she too left this world of sorrow, leaving a voung child that wes born to her a few weeks after her husband's, death. This Child she gave to! my adoption, and an invaluable gilt it has proveu to me my deai Viroqua; you are that child of adop tion!'' exclaimed the old lady with increas ed emotion as she threw her arms around Viroqua's neck and imprinted a maternal kiss upon her pnre forehead. , l i "And is this my tradition?" she asked ap parently much allectcd by the nanative she. had just heard. - . ,! , : "Such is your history Dear." ' "And jours." ; "Ah: yes, such is my sorrowful tale." ; "And whv have you kept it back, so long?" . "it always caused mo too much pain to reflect upon the circumstances which atten ded it. Do you reproach me my Dear?" , "No, heaven foi bidl" exclaimed the girl clasping her mother again in her trembling nrms, "I love you too well you have beou so good and kind to me and ", '; ; . At this moment the door was opened and Thomas Leioy advanced towards the moth er 1 and Viroa ua. At his approach , the younger looked around and almost shrieked with terror, clinging closer to the mother. "Oh Thomas!" she cried. . "What the d l's the matter now?." he ill undred, discomfited at the affecting scene, and yet desperate from the effects of the e vents he had jui.t passed through. , "My son!" shrieked the mother as she saw blood upon his arm. . .... , "What?'' he gruffly said. , -'-,.'.! ' "Wherefore that blood upon your arm?" "Fool ! it is no blood," he spoke , with a terriolo gesticulation, j s, . "Oh Thomas my son! How long yet shall I have to endure such harsh treat ment?" ' . "Harsh treatment? 'Tis well, old wo man as it is!" he cried ominously, while a darker frown rested upon his brows. "Oh Thomas; spare me such grief.", "Enough of whining!" he thundered a gain.! "1 do as I please and before another fortnight too 1 would inform you we leave this place lor the city' . : "Oh no," again answered the old lady. 1 "Silence! 'tis as I say." . "Leave me here then," still spoke she in a supplicating tone. 1 "Thomas Leroy," interrupted Viroqua ri sing to her full and lovely heighth, "stay those cruel words, remember youi mother this woman, who so kind.y nurtured you in (he days of your helplessness oh save her the torture you breathe so cruelly upon her sorrowed soul rather make glad her de sponding and broken heart, than still to add more gnei-stncKen uairs 10 ine numuer inai already grays her head.". .: 1, D n," lie sua, nndmmienng some thing left the room for his own apart ment. :' ' 'Jl ;;:". , ' O Vironuat mv loving child ah I live f.v! nil T Imirn tr phper ma t.n mv crrftvft! IUI I-1 . A. .11. w . -" ' J & mourned the old lady straining Viroqua to heart. ' After mingling their tears in condo lence with each other, the mother and the orphan also retired to refresh their troubled minds in the balmy repose of slumber. recollecj ws a strange sensation that came over me,' .'ant dreamed that 1 wasVWaking up in a new w"orld. 1 Presently ' ! heard a i " . i. ... .' . 1 . . 1 sorrow within mv bosom '". 4 mrt happily, than no ea vne swepi 01 But once we"liv' !'!? Office r"eniov. essmirs bF life unkl oved. J"l m.;;iiit'A,l i.tU.il'''...!iji. :.ri .... i -jb hw'l'.tl?- was'pni'ofau efensive com "in P"M7 of'iaeVcpanl-me'.itnil-'epjd all the 1 i.tvour fortune ould bestow add all the ioin- Imm, of voice's ( and nivoluntary' my eyes ouened.' "T: ' ' ""V ,,; Where,, am if" I exe'laimed' perfectly confounded with (he surrounding1 object. ;. A. young and kind looking lady came be side mv couch and'told me Iwas in a sailing' vessel pound for the western' cbuiinent. ' ' . i ,."H6w did I come bet e?' Inquired1 1 while my senses still, wandered; ,'iAh 'where s ray'biy?"'. suddenly crledUs.rfeinjm'- "lie is safe,' resuned the good wouiut,' rue iseaiu unu uomg wen; you, , must com1 pose yourself for ii"whihS,'"shM c'dn'tinUedj ht . "You were aceu to throw yonr$el? frora a lodge ol rocto. into the water, tuie answer. ".-.'. CIIAPTEIl IV. 1 . ; TH8 CONFERENCE CHAMBER. .; It was the iiigbt before the events recor ded in' our preceedin chapter, that in a splendid mansion on street in the city, three men were seateo. arouna a ceiuro-caoie that 'stood beneath a chandilier,' pending fibm the lofty ceiling. ' this apartment. tho small,' Was magnificently 'furnished chairs and AdfaS 'of the' most superb 'style were placed on every side while a richly designed carpet Ot crusseus, gave renei 10 uieir im posing splendor'.1 The high Walls" too were no less a marit ol uncounieu weaim, ior oa every ond, were massivd mirrors that gave the appearance ;ot enaiess granaeur as tne uicllow light from tne ourners, renectea up on' their" polished' iurfaces. Beate'd lh t comfortable arm-chair was one 6f the oo cupants'i'whb frofn his' sir and conversation . ; ' 1 '. . . t. ..i- -. t .it.. 1 . l seemea ro oe ine proprietor. lie is a, man oHartfe proportions; being pot less than six feet in heiglit-'-ftna Duut wr strengtu ana long life in eVety respect." 1 He is dressed in a suit Of fine broad-cloth; cut in lbs height of fashion, though ' not denoting htm to bei long; to" that class krioWa as fops; nor yet to that of' blacklegs! nut tw one who moved in the bitfhest ch-clei of 'eoeiety ai id trtitk he did ; for' It "fc ni his province 'to -hav" fair rcputntioti 'iiinonffst all tin ' tlignatariei of ularity amongst his fe)low citizens and also to occupy an enviable position amongst the elite, for .scarcely a week passed that his halls and parlors were pot brilliant with the festive light and thronged by the noble, the fair and the gay. Besides this bis name was never mentioned but ns the popular millionaire, though in sooth many conjectures woie slyly put alloat amongst what are term ed the middling and i lower classes, as. to the source of his means, yet none dare ques tion his integrity for this was already too well established by his honorable and pious demeanor, and consequently bis influence too great even for a moment to allow any such ab urd ideas to enter the minds ot even the curious and envjous. It is true he enlerud into a great many speculations, and was always foitunate was a great man a mongst business men, .yet all this did not serve to- allay the envy and jealousy of the pygmeau gossjp. , , It is enough however, lor us to know leader that he was popular and favored, both in politics and on 'change, in church and in society. ,And now we v.e.w. the other side of the picture.' His character, as revealed by the light is at first. glance one of unrultled good nature, uigna lied by a certain oir of independence and refined affability, which in him never failed to command respec), and elicit favor. ' But still beneath , this surface, there is a spirit of iron (fioin which no doubt he. inherits his independent carriage,) that when once fired or thwarted will ever bum with vehemence. Though it., may lie calm in the' serenity of social life, when roused its fury and malig-. nence will tever abate only by the fullest revenge. While this spirit of unbridled malice burned deeply in the farther recesses of his heart, a vigilent cunning lurked with in his gray eves, and an unrelenting expres-' sion curled about his lips, all of which th6' by ths casual observer would only be re marked as a glance of deep and comprehen sive thought, so subserviant were all his' characteristics, both the baser and better to his purposes. Thus do we discover the chart of the inner man, by an attentive study ot the several phisical indications which trom a whole hie ot lriendly intercourse might never be detected. The person thus described will hereafter be known as Wil liam Morton. , His companions were both of that low villainous Ciste, who without risk of mistake may be taken for persous pro fessionally addicted to crime and outrage. The first or one sitting next to Morton is a stout sanguine tempered person of about fifty years of 8ge., His face, if that is any index from its many scars; bears the impress of a familiarity with hard life! if not with crime.,, Just the opposite to Morton's is his character, as we read it. Instead of mask ing the baser qualities beneath the ' better, his atoniug ingredients, are smothered;' per ehance by desperation' through want un der the habits that characterize his course of .life; for while, bis whole cortour denotes the villian, upon a closer examination, one discovers a heart not .altogether collous to the feelings of humanity, and a mind not altogelhei forgetful of the duties owing to others. But more perhaps of Rtrawson's disposition, may be known hereafter, as he acts his several parts through this history. The remaining occupant of the chamber is at once a villian. Without one redeeming quality of character he sits branded Us a natural scoundrel. Both a general view of his person and an inspection of his disposi tion, pronounce him an unmitigated wretch. In the truth there, is a great similarity be tween his appearance and Morton's: This person wo have on a former occasion described as Tom Leroy. Having thus introduced to you these characters with whom we have to do, we will turn our attention to other mat ters. On this occasion the trio were deeply engaged in conversation. After having ap parently settled one topic of business Mor ton said: ... , , VweH partners, by this time, I suppose your purse-strings draw rather emptily." "Right," returned, Strawson," as for my self I hav'nt a shilling.", "Nor I," said Leroy, "I'm seady for a haul let's hear!" Atthisdesireabij efiect of his observation all the innate cunning and villainy of Morton betrayed themselves and he proceeded to lay before them his plot and propositions. , . . , . ., . , . ; "Strawson," he commenced, "you have always proved true to my cause .,"., I' "To the ruin of my honor," he interrup ted.. . ...... : , . . .; "Honor!" ejaculated Morton in surprise, "what is honor? Strawson,", he continued resuming his former manner, "but a name, remember 'tis not all gold that glitters." . "Most undoubtedly,',' he returned with a sinister expression., , ,;, !, , ;: "What do you mean!"demanded the oth er. ' But before Strawson replied he modi fied his tone and added '"come gentlemen' this is not transacting our business. I have a speculation on foot which if properly man aged will prove lucrative both to yourselves and me."- - ; . '-.'ii"ii:. ' : I would like to know when one ever missed proving so to you," observed Straw- son moodily. .."'" 1 ' "Or you eitner," retorted Morton. -- "We have failed to be millionaires yet at all events " '. .: : - r . ' U .!?.- "But that is not saying you will not be?" returned the first impatiently, i . .. 'Well let shave this business, said. Le -as soon as roy.-' ' i "To easiness then it is," repeated Mor ton glad (6 turn the Current of conversation, Strawson;" he said, cleverly addressing himself to that individual i"you remember the first job that over engaged you to do some 'twenty years ago, according to, these papers?'' which he fumbled uneasily all the while ne spoue.i " .xvnwi .; ntu Yea b he returnsd with an 'oa'h while A horrid expressiori dailtened his feaJ tures. v - - X'"WeU you Recollect it 'was never finish ed,' continued the other 'appeararifly un-' mindful of his Crfmnanion's disapprobation,' yet'eye'lrig''hira.c!osely',!"that at some future time my purposes were td be iconsumated?", Yes: and l'mind that from tim'S'lo'tiihe,' 1 have been put ott noin receiving my pai T ' 7. ' . .5..;fu.ui .i irn f- n trv eoimiensation. . i "PRltrv!" exolaimad Morton wftli a khow- ing'suiile,""why Strawson 'tis most 'liberal!' If IV6 i wihUed "The day after to-morrow you shall have done. . "Well?" ' '';', "You know the youn attorney on street?" ...... .. .. "Seen him." "Goes by the name of Bmumont?" con tinued the plotter inlerrogaiively. ' "Believe to." ! ' ' "Well 1 think he is a dark lamp post on my path,"he said ominously, "understand?" "Yes, you wish me to put him out of the way in short murder l.iin, to oblige you to . further your scheming nds, while I can go to d n for my profits." , "You mistake me Strawson," said Mor ton in his blandest tone, for he knew how to appeal to his nature., I intend to give you thq same for to-morrow's work, that I do Leroy, besiJes your five thousand.". , "I like fairness, in busintss. .' ', "True; what would be a lair compensa tion?" asked the schemer still humoring his tools, ' ., , t ,, . ; .,. , : "Three hundred apiece," answerad Straw- son. , . , , ,,. i , f,,.,. , "Extravagant!'! exclaimed, the otliet,. af- J lectmg surprise. ; r;, ., 4;. ; "ot at all your honor-r-i,t might cost more," retuurued .Strawson with oa . insi( iousglance.. , , . .' V.,";,"'; "Since I donsider," he said appearing to Ihink for a moment, for he knew the import of Strarson'$ speech and look,, "'tis not so exorbitant for, you run your" risk. . , , ','Of course we do,'.' answered the other doggedly. . . . ' '.'To conclude this part, I agree to your proposition." ..... ; ;, , . 1V,,;U '"lis well. .... .,..,..., ... 'What! such insolence to me'.'f shouted the proprietor instantly forgetting himself at Strawson's insults. ,. ; , , , .',' Insolence, murderer!'' reiterated the oth; er spiinging to his feet, '.'I have you in my power the price sir, in advance; or expo sure.". ) .... , , ,, , ,. '..' For an, instant Morton turned pale whether with rage or fear we will not stop to inquire; but a moment only was its dura tion tor as though a new impulse or thought had possessed him, he assumed his foriue J state and added: ,- .,. "But this is is foolishness, we forget pur selves, this business must be settled.": . v My intention.", s ' L - : ; . . ; "Three hundred you say in advance?" , , -. "Exactly." , !(., -,.'! .,J , .. "But-rr-" ' ):.: t, .. I.J,.:.. ,; :,if, .-. , , "Bui Whal?" i ..: ! , . .'Why sir, I bavn't six hundred by me," returned Morion indiguanlly, :. ., "The money, by , or no,service9t ren dered," said the other.- , . :., .!) . "It will answer to morrow?" inquired he. "No, now!" : . ... ... ,, , ... . "Strwsoh, beware! I don't brook this long," said Morton in an agitated tone, while hia eyes seemed the very orbs of earmver ous rage. , . ,, 'Beware!";, Returned Strwson., ."Who .w. - , . -0. . he continued, hissingly. j , . .,, . s, c-i"ah; you threaten idlely; who has repuf tation, who has dinhonor?", .- f , .. ,s, ; "I have power," he answered menacing ly. ... io'i -.:..-!. .(;- ,'- . .r.'t;.: .. "D- ri!'.'-interrupted.. Leroy who had been asleep and jnst awakod by , the vo ciferation, '? whj don't you get through?"..,; ' "Certainly the. money or a ohvck?," de manded Strawson yet excited i; - (. (i .; "Well geKtlemen," said the millionaire, at length; instantly resuming his calmness, "I will give each of you a check,"' ; ,. ri ' 'Sensible," - again said Slrawson in a tauntilizing tone.- ! ' ; "Villian!" shouted Mortoh spiinging to wards him, as he was again goaded wilh his impudence, "mark my words, more such insults, and you are a dead mnn!" i ' "Umph!" growled Strawson derisively. "Enough sir,' he 8gain cried advancing to collar him; ! ' 1 ;? i ' 1 - ."! "Lay a hand upon me impostcr," i thun dered Strawson putting r liis hand in his' side pocket, "and I will blow your black, hyp ocritical heart to' h II."" f- i ' "' : -At 'this the Millionaire shrunk back,1 deadly pale, for he thought he knew Straw son for a desperate fellow.: i ,-, .. !, . ,' "But Slrawson,' why this quarrel now? we have'always been friendB, and woiked together smoothly." ' ":' w "' -w "Ay; so - we have, and have ever yet failed to earn my hire?" ;- ' ' . .j , ' "Never.""" 1 i "'' "-''-"T ' "Neither will I while I have certainties to go on, and now I wwi. some money.''- ' "-You aro right," answered the other In his humoring, wining manner; 'I know 'tis more encouraging1 to one to have hi wages. To w sure auu wi y not seine ii ui once?" ' 'i' ,vtm -u;f.givni ii !( . You must expuse me, for my rashness Strawson, when in my anger I was so harsh. Trill1! would not inj ireyoufot the world." ... ; !: -ii.. sail Morton exercising ms ninaest, smootu- est expression.1 j.le enecK-yes; tnat i will fill and : sigh 1 immediately,' he added pompously, anoiher thought seeming ' to cross his mind. ' He then-moved' to his es- critoir; where 'everything to 1 and ha soon fi'led out two blanks each- tor the sum ot three hundred dollars.; '11$ then handed them to1 his companions, seeming relieved that the question ot price had thus Deen set tled.' But Strawson probably as far-seeing As the plotter himselt, immediately divined the cause of the prompt deliverance ot these instrument, and saw": "'W ".in "This is all right '' " "MostcevtainTyl" interrupted Moi ton in hurh crlee1 "' '..,J.).! l.itt l.U v nil Smll nother blank for the live thousand, nnd lurtanlly handed it to Strawson. ' : ' "This sounds like doing business." te- tri- umphalitly observed the latter as he glanced over the document. ' ....... , "1 hope you are satisfied." 5 ' ' "How is this other to be done?" he 'asked heedless of the last remark. ' '''' "True that is of importance." " ' "S 1 was thinking," spoke Slrawson in his usual double-meaning innnner.and which as it was calculated, served to still irritate Ihe plotter. ' "Well?" inquired Leroy. ' ' " "The object is to get him out of my way, ibis done nnd my revenge is complete." . 'Murdersd?" said Strawson; ' " ; ' ' "Exaclly." -i -1-- ;-!;. ' .' I , "Never: I will do anything but that.". "Leave that to me," put iu Leroy, "what are jour plans?" t. te.u ins 1 i "Merely that von waylay him." ' .-"! 't have time the two great parties of1 tfie eouhfry ' went to HaltimH;'er make tbcfr brt'sidetitial nomination; and;- flaring' rfenH tv ihkf '-d dopted rosolntioiiN f'tS'n&' ihrmsrttrt- ' fiieetively, nnd In almt iilcnti-al ln.,ii .! l u "'''' bT compromise at a finafsettie-' meni oi tne whole (juestion of slavery.and to ' rest all further agitation of the subject in CongressauJ in the country.1 I hare ;neth-" ing tosayhf re Of the Whig resolTesj but I' desireto call the attentionof- tbe Democratic hers of the committee,' some of whom were members of the convention, tofhose of CKir ownpany;'! ' ' '' ' " ,'r- ii '9. That Congress Las' no' power tmtter the Constitution to interfere1 with or control' the domestic institution ef th? sereral Rtat ! and that such States are the sole and prop' erjudges of everything apperuiningtc their' own affairs, ndt prohibited bvth tion; thai all fforU 'of the ' Abolitionists or4 ouiers, made tomduce .Congress lo interfere ' i with questions of slaverrl or to take Wini-? 1 ! . I ent steps iu relation theTeto.' are ealcnlnterf ' to lead to the most alarming and rlanffiiiii "Surest mwde," answers Leroy, a plan." i'; f ' .' . "What is it?" asked Morton. "We will meet him at the Pass." -f consequences; .. and.. thht all ' aeb efforts'' ''Bravo!" exclaimed the other, leroy 1 1 have an inavitabletendeucy to diminish tha" would bet on you for a muneuvor," he added happiness of the people. uis endanger lth patting him familiarly on the shoulder, n. . i stability and permanency -of die Union anil ; ".lust me piace'returnea lroy; i ''Never could abetter have been chosen;'' ' "I thought -so: when I mentioned it," hfel again-spoke feeling tha- importance- of the appiiwnl. I .';!.!! l-.t 'n it.-.t i'i ''Then everything is fixe 1,". said Murlon. "Be it -understood' interposed tstriwson, "that I raise-not a finger against his: life; but Ipromi.se on my honor. to assist in put ling him in your power'; he added still ad dressing Morton.-' -'' v-ib :' t!-U" "Well as suits you besti" i (.;v. i ' ; The two accomplices then quitted the room, leaving the plotter to himself,1- who after, putting Away his papersstopped in his walk us though in deep thought.: v. '.-i-m'Si-nn. "Yes, sure as the devil I will retaliate.) By Heavens! am I; the -object of favor from the thousand ami I' to be swayed by se base a hireling? Qods! what a simpleton-1 have shown myselfto be inlluenced by his powerless threat!' I will make him tremble yet. He thinks to ensnare mej but I will break him at his own game."' Thus he con tinued to soliloquise 'for ft moment longer, when he' turned down ' his -burners ant re--tired ;" - ; ": ' :" ! ' :!' ':iT -1 ; By -this time Strawson and' Leroy:. had reached the pavement, down ' which they walked silently' until arrived at a narrow dark lane, where they stopped, .''f l !";;, ''"Tom," said Strawson' breaking ' the si lence. ' "i -"'"-' 'v ',;' ,u ' f'Aye.' '''" '' ':' ' vn.i "Do you know that I have' determined riot to raise a hand against the life of Beaa nloht?". . -, '-.'" '- : ..-..-.- I' '-..'I -- "I ' thought the' like bat why is1 this christian turn?" :,i : ; ' " ; ' - 1 "I owe him a faor, and I will liquidate it.". - . .... ..... ..'.;' . . i "I suppose that i your own' business," returned Leroy '-who always paid' deferenoe to Strawsen; "bnt.-how do you calculate we shall. 'manage? "This is my" 'plan-'-se Dh-k to-mdrrow5 and hire hini t,6 help in tliH.;i"Nowiie plant As von sar'Vou'' think' he will -be ateyCrar house;' we will'be b7 ihe way, and when he comes up the Pass,:' you will step out; and (ire a pistol, by way of ' frightc'hwig him'you know, seize his llofse', command him to-'fol-low u4 and we will conduct him to lhe' pris4 on, thus get the job' off "our bunds-'without btoqd'."'- ':! ' '!'-;'"t' - -t " 'Capital ; if it ! 'Works'.' ' returned Leroy.- ;'T 'l "No doubt bf it.," said the other, "now I will go, I must set ' my nets yet--wben:o i yon move to towri?" ' ' " ''""'.l'- ' "Next week.";" ' 1 VVV "-- ' ' '' Thus these two characters separated, each going his way: The next (lay and Ihe next night also' came,' an how 'they Succeeded in their plot the reader already knows.""-; ; ... ,r,tQ DE goT'isMD.)" "! '''' r - - '"KANSAS'," AND NEBRASKA.' .. -1, Speech lousana ior so small a id is noi 10 oe I ,;'(;'' besides as soon W the" job is coiiplctedf " , (emphasizing. this ord',)' Jthe money if at' .6uv'commaiv3"',with ail ex; t ""Save' one item, ' continued the- otuer frowning.'1''" ;i '" ' ' '''' '' .'"' - J ' J o of Hon. Andrew . Stuart, h ?,.. ... sOF(JJHIO, , . j,us Im toe Hocse of. Representatives. hi , ..May 20, 1854.i -s w. ; ;d The I louse being in the Committee of Uie While on the stats of the Union- . jT"1'. Mr. SWART, bf Ohio, said: ; ki Mr.! CilAliiMXS? I airt opposed to this bill. and I hm orlposed to any bill organizing a fforerameat lot" any' Territory now in -onr possessionfi '-which alludes eillier directty or nuirectiy, in- iue suojeui- vi biktbij,-, fur iu any way atfects the existing statutes -with re gard to it.'" : J;' ' t ! ('- .'- X bUr-,0 . . ., .,i ... ., , ' , . air, wran recoiieci ine piruggie- oeiween the two sections of the Union on this subject of sldver;1 which ended iA';l85t:J "Disunion was threatened among tne people; in Stale LeL'tshuures:' in e nventions, 'ana lu Loo- rress"; Hud it belief was ehtertaiheU 'that 'it would take place iri'certain cdntingettcies.1 Many or the liepiesenlatives in Congress from both' sections of the' Uhiontiilnking that the discord and apprehensions -6f 'di- union should be quieted by mutual sacrifi ces and concessions', a number sufficient for the purpose united together and fussed 'the series of measures' known as the compromise of 1850.,,, Two of those measures delated to the question of' sldVery in 'the' Terntuties, and tliese two ' Settled thatl,'questi6iJ over every foot of territory belonging to the Urn--on.' I sav, Mr. Chairman; that tMe bills pro viding territbrial governments for Ufab and ea Mexico, and tixing thb ttoundry ot Tex as, settled the question of'sl tvery flter-till the: territory' we 'pessessed.'Wbiih' th'oss liilll bedtime laws, (here a4' not s much querV rled M0rioiiiJ t.-w .wmai ?ik .... " "('Merely 'thht' Item m five thousand-l jfish'-it'sceurbd:"'""1 1 ui d.-ti ol 5'.l ""why" you 'are'tlnhnman in t your de mands!"iocosely returbea the otfion i- Yoit know the terms'lisaid Strawson siiminoahtly'. ''1 f. H '! w 1 'Yest'l believe voti were to liavs it upon demiitid;'' answered Morton ' alfeetiug Pot td toiPprehehd the'' meaning of btfawoou last isXbresHioh! (i uri.! '"Ali! grinnea btrnwson asi ue resume .. .. .-. . :. ,. .f i Uupln:lt3"ol his employer. .vu'"'" " ' " ' "Tkeh yW wish i.'iimu:. si ' ""Anoiher check." " ,."i:iH I ' 'Eh?"fejfclaimd Mortbri eiJsiingl."' "'i"IMosfc:certainlvair.,' U yd sinii Bitih.n-hlS lips in 'perplexity! bstwsoh'ragB !nad ri'tir'" William rMortdnnnaUy 41le4 t. ,.-Jrt.iI niw t-'Kfi.q pi, ,irt Jf:i;; li) ill! territoH in the Union! a'yo'u itobld 'Covet with Vonf hand'oveV'hich ihisf Wttesthm' ot slnv.W h.ul nil beefl SnttleK and' stetds i'br Uw;adrjpted "toiider' iffilfcUnisttlniiei1 hich s ihciA ' morethan Milaf KdntniH 'chkr- Sc'ter'. ' Thf bnly territbryy WT'pessio ought-not to be countenanced by anys friend ofoHSipQiiUcal institutions a 4. Jiesolwd,! That the.fere,!roinfff nreix sitioh. eovM and wlaUaded io einbrMe theiwholesubjeet-of slavery agitetion in Con grs audtherefiBrs the Democratio jfarfy of th Union. rtamlin on this natioaai plat- ""( w?u aoiue Dy-an hdhere to taiUifof executions of the aetc kaownifcs ths tompjoJ mise measures1 settkid lsytlie last -Oorigressi' 'Uie act for retlsiming fugitives from aervicft or. labor', included; which, aist -bring design ed ti? carry out aa kpess-provis,ioB. of Uie Constilution,pano,,witU fidelity thereto; b repealed or so-than-rod na tadf-Rtrn u- dair its eOicienoy. ' And i-urnS. .r'SwtHiThat tha , IenioeVatic! party williaist all atteiripts- at renewing, in Con uress j at of it, the agitation Uh slavery tioi under whatever, shape o eolpr.tha at-i tempt may be mafajt. V . n..xili 'it'n The geatlemaw rhim yn inommated for president, in aoceptmg. the nominutios,'' de qiared in aiost emphatie terms that th ,res-4 olutions imet the apprsval of lis jddgmeBtk"i ,f ' I: accept: the homiuatiou. tipoa the lafcs form adopted byithe conventiobnot because: tlris, is epeetedof sw.as.iloniidateSBbu btcausu the principle iuabrnc4 Semmftnd the rtpp'ioljtioB..of mjij'udgiBeht,,J and sntk theni I believe ilian-4y. say f there bit been jii word fior ct dfimylifpm dafliet.iii i The pbJwimind fta14)eeome tired of ag itatipn and sought;ipose.An4hinkig time he would le ciora'liUaly.J-to liA'oustenancf agitation than his opponent, 4he people eleo ted him by a majority tetirelyi:unpreedetk ted. Upon taking the oath of oflioe 'he ia' gain' pledged himself to maoXaiu' the resolu tionSi j;.' i .: a-cvu-j V'tv.i.'i u il .s -iii? ii "In expressing briefly my views upon an important subfoc, slavery; J wliich has r cemly agiiated tbeiiatioul ui an; almost fear ful degree, I am moved by no-other impuls thivt a mositfturiiesi yeirW!for thVperpeliua t'ton (if iliat! I.nion wk-iolt has maldo iu W h4t we r s f i tb a. it tUy Umn ' ptftirt or npoa th is sttbjaci Wae ctea aud utwguivoefilj p6r, tlui reewsd, f hvyiiwords' ftnd aeis.ffithl.ft; isobIv recurred to at this time bntiitsr8ilnMgujt pernaps hn Biisdnstmdii "'"!. l?t tfc I frtqiWiitly.i. hope' that ftQtiotrsisfct rest,, and that n)0.sedidnatii-.miifoirt!i3r fhnatical exciemni mygabi;t.hi-aten ih'o flurabilUyof tat iiisiiitii6(uir: Obsinirh light of our. prosperity.". i.iJTi.j imviitki "" Ana in his mcuagif'to Uodgresvi at- the opening of ihe prekent (ws'slon the president reitwated. tlWstmie dev'Uv saj i d U h no part:sf myfpurpoRe tongiv fart mluVnee to any ab:t wliich mw jiproperly be regarded as: set nt est by the deliberate judgmentof dbe people." ttBat! While fthtf pres- em i -wiKii!. wiiif promwe-. smi'i lie lutwr full of demand and inducement for the exer cise of netin itlligenee,the p'as er.n liever be without iusefuVlestwaiH Sof. jidiribnPi'ioni and instruction. : 1 If its danger serve mbt as beft oiis, they will evidently fail 6 fulfil h ob ject' Of a i wisefdesigiv Whsit1ilr'rare i-uuiii unTc uioseu.uvvr in who nreinowien deavoring" fo meeth- lobligstion of duty, the year 18K0 ill'be'ffeoiO'red' toas pe- tiod filled with' ahxious1! ajip'i'eheBsienJ'i -A. suocessrap war iiaa jitst'tflrminMed; VetKe brought ith "it a vast attgmebttttkrtf sf ! ritoryi ''Dieturbih tfiieionsaras, bring upon the "domestic tnsiiiu'.ions of Onb pjrtkni oi tne uonfetteracyvana' inwiiDgtytton Htitutional lights-bf' the''Statesi Buft :ot withstanding diflerdticef-' &f opinioWand 0b timei)f.'iwW'h; then'iflxfeted ih jrelrttioTl to' &k tails atid' speclfis : provisiori vnoss' devstioDto the Union1 can iieveb'sddubed .,aai.giv 'eft renewed -vigOf toour irttitttioA's.4hd in- htbrcd; ft'aerfsfe ot iepo4e laud feetfray fcihe public-mma iroughottah-?!0ofcfedei'fi. That this Tei)Ose!i to.'uH'er'n6 shottksrffig my official lefra.if I blivepe e to HvVIt, thostf' h phiced uie-et'eiay 's1ir Sir.Tavi exsttiitsed thilr-lll ltlil much solicitude, AniiduS tb t bW'.iti coukl -bs siipporti-d'be' Deuiscratj witlleu stultifying the Democrat fc-p'r-iW, l4d,-',8Mstiiig "'tensure Ubon the frtsideni we;lniv hseii"- iin- not see ho it eftrr be- doii . an I tin Wt disposed to 'do either tlieConeUir flvfi oiben 1 1 IrnAtt l,t,lU 4ll, .Ar M)i-i kllk iMuu comideiati(ju,'! Wmt ! t lie 'MitsdUri 1 4ontoro lhiSe sVas. sbpesvWd by t4lW ' prhlctpSavof the" Illation of 135& it tfeat wk wras. !repreiirlrlibn: t groltR ft Wns" abandon itviiii. ut.imw -inriiiinivm i?,t.m;r vi -mw bill;!rtd.-W er daufefM,'lW!htf ia yiabtfraW tenorm'adi urtort mr!odaeinf the bill; Arguiihi thttt" tllat"cortlprti)lKMw as tuny m lores as invtr ma unmj ajtti'inigui B6ttrbtf'rbbealed.isi'''.,!ii'-4iS.i I) lITtti1. :ltMa'.llrthiBlid JUM of the Mexican lawWHew- Me'iied Ktt Utah, iri's 'afeffttted'bttiar'be 8hwrV i pro- uionea iu ino ntumsiw-iswiiir? ayvvw' sn i..... i i . -..tJ J . i: i.d.T .in J:i.l.k"iilJ2i-jil.i.r.j..A'litiJ?-i'i. 1 ell, sir, i lie re H as uissniiuimiuT m nio 1 threats wcr'e''hiafle'iliBt'so'W,bf'is ciuuiuti '"'bhotild be1 repeilledfwr 'kftered 1f;i.l i-'-'W f. . .,!! 'J t-.1l- tiot cove-red1 By" the otffoSs'jt the ckBpTO-i-jhgU dHlikrf tmMin- ' mise I ft.fWP(med 4ii W rnYat'qdler bf the. ! Vd4esi tiKas'e6alStioiial pimkrftVGtam is' covered' by tins' baV'li'e!;l'tfoto(-to tfe.VWHiWli hilse of fS'iO.'aiid Agitiu'rfs tcVpflft ..U..it-.U'U)l,L ..iMMi'VUM wb'thit'.tl.a. . ..,.w..- . J3 . . 3&1UUWII.IWII .lie unvuiv ui bici., i.ii iViJepmideht epikblit! ,of,'''lle's.,Jc6utsihed ip' thf' articles' pt k h h f ior.? ff ri' tl i kt porw tfcn Of the tbiiisiiiiia'piirchitse fea returedl isinves3witn rtgiiiTni'anorr j"wre..'isatit Wptift fll(snllidttXt' slavery; in 1br trftiPifcrtwit, tlie'fef'jit'sVelJiWW ffie attsWt3Mi u. I., i . ' ...... " AOOUt till th'tf adniWki(ftl"ftfi:Min 4ri?iia lJ'iiJ: tny tln prSiHnirrW-tntryarg '(Idds -erinrtl.' ffioil n(aVrfs-,tN'iWtriUiat th'eiiWstii.Siiar 4iiiitw mx vi't l-ry,itii:en'fcii'4uiilli.ibl r''jbt-t(Kovu 1nb:ty'of'tUftJTVn,?tit"Svi'n btMiwwt'f, it iiiP lug !,!., s.". f i,(i f-.'