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VOLUME 21, NO. 10.
CADIZ, OHIO, WEDNESDAY EVENING. JULY 5, 1851.
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' BV (iEOKtiK W. MOKKITT.
Author uf'Ten-Roxelli; or, The Fate if Perfidy," "The Hunter's LriJe." dr.
(continued.)
CHAPTER VII.
TI1K COVFKK HOUSE.
Till' court of Examination, was progress
ing as usual, llto next day after Albert's
imprisonment, and Teazle was there, but
from some cause, the case was not called
tip. On that day as the reader has already
been informed, the lawyer saw Albert and
heard his his'ory. The next day s-iid court
was also in session andJMr. Teazle was again
present. That rooming Albert's was the
the lii st called up, hut as his name was
mentioned the attorney arose, .and asked
for a postponement of this examination,
which request, he stated he made for the
prisoner s sake, nnd liom the (act that the
coroner was necessarily absent, together with
weighty reasons ot his own. According to
his wish the hearing was put oil' for anoth
er day, and Albei t left still in his most mis
erable suspense. laving made this expla
nation we will again advance with -the events
of our history.
It was on the night of the same day that
closed our preceding chapter, that the drink
ing saloon of one of the principal coll'ee
hoiises of the city, was crowded with a mot
ley assemblage of men who were induig
ing in the bacchanalian beverage, that spark
led basalisk-like, upon a table that stood in
the centre of this department. The even
ing was somewhat advanced being nboul
twelve o'clock yet the company seemed
not to think of dispersing, indeed it was a
motley assembly. The landlorl, a robust,
good-natured looking being, was standing
aloof, deeply engaged in conversation with
an individual, whom at this instant we re
cognize as Tom Leroy, and occasionally
gazing poa his chattering guests while
they were vehemently progiessing in their
evening pastime. AboiU a dozen, consist
ing of mechanical, mcrchanlile and proles
sioaal men, were seated around tiie table,
drinking smoking, laughing and talking
gaily and oftitnes vociferously upon what
ever subject chance might happen to throw
amongst ilicui. The innumerable amount
if themes discoursed in so short an allotment
of time, and the various moods inspired by
'ach topic upon each peivon, was no doubt
iiiiiuscineiit lo the hos, for truly he sei med
toieeeiveil for such, as, when by-limes he
would cease talking; the different find con
fused sayings wouul reach his ear, and al
terualely cause a look, a smile, or a burst
of laughter to emenate from him.
"Aw; ver' foine m iwgnit'cciil, in its
ilivaw," returned an exquisite, speaking of
the wine.
"It's past doubt I he meanest truth float
ing," sang out. a merchant speaking ot coun
terfeits. "If i. is so sir, it's dcviUhly mixed," said
a lawyer in reply to sonic suppositions ecu
kerning politics.
"Whether or not the dog lies about pi.t
ting ursivc in it is doubtful," said one, in
conversation with ano'.hi.r abou'. horse med
ieino.
"It is true I presume, that no one ever
used his stuff year without being' afflicted
with both mental and physical derangement,
succeeded ultimately by death," rejoined a
physician in speaking upon some kind of
patent syrup.
All this time the host was growing more
and more intoxiea'ed fiom the potations he
had taken during the evening.
"It's a lentous afair, and never to be ex
jiiated but bv the severest penalties of our
law!" exclaimed a disciple of Blackstone,
while talking of the late murder of the
stranger at the Pass.
"Think you he'll be capiused to-morrow?"
asked one while talking of a citizen who
was ii debt and aboutto leave the city.
. "It is generally reported that he is a great
ascal," said a merchant speaking of some
one of his customers.
"Now stippo-e you see arsnic in this
glass," said a doctor while holding up his
glass and demonstrating some metaphysical
proposition.
The host was now perfectly, in a rage,
lie had been hearing these Miatehes of con
versation, and being rendered much more
sensative than usual, by inebriation, could
.restrain himself no longer.
"llic arsnic the devil!" he vociferated,
"arsnic hie eh? it's a base hie lie
my coat-tail, gone; by hie thunder!" lie
exclaimed as the door s'lamed'shut, caught
and retained that part of his coat as he was
,in the act of confronting his company, "fast
'.here to the hie door-latch. Ueulleinen
.RVsVs a cursed lie I never pison my
liquors, huint here hie proof, that they'
re hie good? Haven't I bin hie a
usin' of 'em for the hie last fifteen year
and have they hie pisoned im? It's a
cursed uic a
-d lie gentlemen!"
"Why what's the noise landlord?" asked
Jill in a voice, looking wildl y at the host.
"What's the hie noise i! who sun! my
Madera was his mean Iraitfivtho said
my brandy had hie arsnic in't? and who
said I whs a great hie rascal, and would
lie hie capinssed? Out from my hie
premises!" he shouted stamping his foot up
on the floor.
"No one," answered one of the men see
ing in a moment the mistake of the landlord.
"Ah, ha ha ha ha no one mine host;
tint what a capital joke,'' he continued turn
ing to tl e company, "he has only noticed;
liic a few disconnected sentences, and im
agined we were disparaging his drinks, ah
Jia na ha ha!" ; , . . . .
"I'm not hie rais'.aken sirs out of this
or I will call the police, you wlandering,
muring vampirest Out" he still eried, again
stamping the floor and making violent ges
ticulations. ;
"You ate entirely under mistake sir; but
. we will leave you." , , ...
Thus the party thinking it the more politic
Jo make an eiit, threw ten-dollar noie'up
on the tulle, and left for their several
homes. . -.(.
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f After the excitement of lliis flurry tm in
some degree abated the host and his com
panion Tom Lcioy, closed the door and
seated themselves contentedly by thejvaca
ted table. Now to avoid obscurity which
we must confess we do detest, it will be well
enough to mention here that the former of
tl ese two is Dick Morrow, an individual
not enviable by repute, nor known out-side
of his door whom Leroy ami Strawson
always engaged to help them through with
the schemes of their employer.
"Then you were hie up to Morton's
last night?'' observed Dick as he fumbled
ever the glasses.
"Yes to tell him of our job."
"lie said 'twas capital?" interrogated the
other with a leer.
"I should rather fancy he did."
" thought so, from the way he looked
when I saw him go up to the prison to day."
"What would he do there?"
"I don't know."
"Ah; trust him Dick, he knows," con
cluded the other with a knowing look. "I'll
wager a boss he makes iieatiinor.t feel his
keejiitf."
"Why?"
"I would'nt be afraid to risk my mug
that he had the examination put oil', to in-
sure him the possession of that package thiit
I would nt.
"Nor I," concured the other.
"And by the way, old boy I've got a job
for yo.: to night," said Leroy shipping him
familiarly upon the shoulder.
"Hie sing it out."
"Well vou see as I was tellin' you, I was
up lo old Morton's a postiu' him, an' when
I mentioned that sir package backed to Al
bert IJcaumont, and signed Albert Ember
ton, he got all-fired wrothy and swore he
must have it at the risk of life, so you see
jest to make another little pull, I offers my
services and so did blrawson, to iit it lor
him."
llic well?"
So lu accepts," and now I'm hero a
wantm you (o rough in for shears, how uui'sh
ilo you say old lellcr? I hat s devilsh good
ale o' yourn."
"Excellent heve some more, llic well
I cant say hardly; loii'li chicken :iiut it?"
"Uanl say: they say the old tin, atiit at
home."
"Well hie that's soinetliin' in favor , I
.-pose."
"I .should
rather im igine it was.
that.
it htruvvson
has ducum -ills enou ill
us through."
"Well say a double X for this job?"
"Pitch-forks and pistols! Por this little
adventure!"
"Why?"
"Why that would knock out proliils into
i smashed s'jirisli sure! Siy an X and
we're partners."
"Well rut.her 'an miss the hie snort
I'll say an X."
"It's a bargain then."
"1 wonder why Strawson ainl. here dure
this lime?"
"Can't say he's deviiish lardy, pun inv
.soul."
"Have some more hie ale and I'll help
the boy shut up." saying which MnrroiV a
rose from his chair and left the room.
"Fifty apiece for this night, and live n-
piece for help, leaves a clean fourly-live!"
soliloquized Leroy immediately after Mor
row had closed the door.
111 a iew minutes me nosi returned ac- i
companied by Strawson, who in the mean
time had arrived. Quailing another draught !
of the inebriating fire, niid'piovidiiig tin-in :
selves with a willow-Hash ol the same, the i
trio issued from the doggary.
The night was clear and still. Luna w;is
travelling high up in the heavens, swaying
with that calm, unruffled influence, that
casts such a sensation of lan.'uishmeiH unon
the beholder, and adds such a serene beau
ty to every object of earth. Following the
several streets ant! alleys- that lay between
them and their destination they s opped be
fore a large house, standing back from the
pavement and surrounded by a green yard,
in which several foliated trees stood, whose
darkling shadows cast a sombre silence over
and about the edilice. This was corner
Judson's residence. After, silently recon
noitering the premises, they concluded to
enter by a back-window, that looked out
frm tha second floor. Having gained nn
ascent to the roof of a back-porch, the win
dow whs quietly hoisted and each stealthily
clambered in. Here they found themselves
in a large hall.
"This is the identical hall he mention
ed," whispered Strawson walking noislessly
towards a flight of steps.
"Who mentioned?" inquired Dick.
"Morton."
"Yes he give us full instructions," add
ed Leroy, "turn up these stairs boys."
Having ascended the steps he said:
"Now we are out of .hearing, cd.l Mor
ton fays they all sleep down on the floor."
"Which way now?" inquired Dick asthej
stoped in another hall iniMcdiately above
the first one they entered. . . .
"Let mo see -ves here's the door
he mentioned to the right, that opens into
a narrow passage ;
"Dark as h II by jove!" ejaculated Le
roy as they opened the door '
"llo said this door would be locked,"
observed Strawson as he passed through.
"The more's unlocked the belter -''returned
Dicki 1
"I speak it ominous of ill luck,". whis
pered Strawson. 1 . ..-.!.
"Why Mr. Juggldr?" - t ."i"
"It appears to me that if the corner
was'iit in his sanctum -the door wo ,ild have
been locked." ' , . . (.;
Woll we'll see," -; . ' ' ..- -.
"Here: we turn thiugh this door.' 1 '
"Unlocked iwv hy th Holy Virgin!"1 -exclaimed
Dick in a lupersiitiout whisper.
"The next room to this is his library,"
intimated Strawson, as they entered.
"A light by ! ' exclaimed Leroy in
a loud whisper, almost forgetting 1 imself
in the surprise.
"Shut the door quick and li'dit," com-1
manded Strawson.
At this moment they heard voices within.")
A dark-lantern was soon lighted and a
survey taken of the place. A curtained bed
stead stood in one corner, whicli was
llin nnlw rnGnrt nf i-in(pal mpilt. in ill rnrtm
"Dowse the glim," again commanded I Thus fearfully commenced Mijah ln-au-Strawson,"
and if its necessary you knowlmont, while the iron-nerved and pious Mor
how to get under that bed but no blood j ton stood pale and paralyzed before er,
spilt remember if possible." Thus enn- j and the innocent Viroqua Leroy still lay un-
cluding the room was again darkened and
he drew closer to the door of the library
"Teazle, ns sure as shootin'l" he men
tally exclaimed. True enough: there was
the barrister seated with the corner by a
centre-table on which was burning a lamp.
"Now," said the lawyer, "after what this
old woman told me, or the hints she threw
out, all of which were frightfully allied to
circumstances with which I am conversant
I mean the old ba' 1 mentioned awhile
igo, as bavin" seen when I left the prison I See this hendjd, haggard skeleton, once
" i i i . i-i . ..!.i.. : . " i- 1...
lo-day I am placed in a strange dilemma.
"Did she mention her name to you:
"Yes, and that is one circumstance that
puzzles me deeper."
"Why? what was it?"
"Mrs. Deauinoiil she said."
"Possib'e!"
"Kver, so," replied Teazle though (fully.
"It might prove jet, a most remarkable
occurrence."
"Yes."
"It isn't possible that she could be his
mollier?"
"How?" exclaimed the Juror awaking to
concimi-'iiess, "t too thought such a thing
might be possible!"
"Indeed it nrght."
A
farce llioii 'h to such romance it is
becoming only to a novelist while we must
ileal in 'realities. What think you Judson
of our esteemed friend and citizen Morton?"
"That he is the noblest of our race."
"Ugad!" muttered Strawson while lie
still looked through the key-hole.
"As everv one thinks." observed the
lawyer.
"Except me," put in Strawson to him
self. "He is unquestionably a pious man,"
continued the coroner.
"Uut Judson, often the most unmitigated
rascality may
'L'mler o.-pol colors hi I In;
. Ju.-a lor a screen ' "
"That's true; but then Mr. Morton's up
right life renders that truth almost if not to
tally absurd."
"(Jo it dup.;,'" thought Strawson.
"I know it would sir if I. had no other ev
idence than mere supposition or suspicion."
"You're a trump," mentally interposed
the out.-ider.
"I don't d.iubt but that your causes for
dousing bis sincerity are great; yet- "
"Yes sir I have reasons that become more
and more forcible at esery turn my mind
gi es them, and sir if there is anything in
cirenmstiinei'S and the vague sayings of this
stiaii"i; woman, sir, I will have the wrong-
ed feci ive justice,
islied!" concluded
somen hat excited
chair.
"Down mum!'
line!, the deserving pun-
tin
benevolent lawyer
as he arose from hi
whispered Strawson to
his. comniiniiiiis v, ho were secreted
behind
the curtains of the bed.
"Gods! and he'll do it too!" lie continu
ed mentally, "how would it do to turn
State's evidence
in necesity
inquired
ol himsell. ". minis! I'll not pay the pen
iJty of other's crimes."
"Think you, you would incur no danger
in such tin uii leitaking?" inquired the coro
ner. "Divil the bit. as the Irishman says," an
swered Strawson to himself.
"No sir, 1 fear no man, when in the pros
ecution of my duties.. This package sir,"
he continued, licking up a bundle from a-niong-il
the miscellaneous papers on the la
may contain evidence, the most pow
erliil sir; but we will not commence our
iask until we know its contents which will
be at to morrow's examination.
"Well now just for the joko we'll block
that game," said Strawson to himself, "for
after ail I hate the notion of exposing old
Morton."
"And now sir, Mr. Judson; 'tis late. I
will retire, and see you at the trial of Beau--mont
in the morning," he continued advan
cing towards the door.
"Heavens!" thought Strawson as the
door opened before he had fail ly hid him
self. The light broke out into the room with
glaring brightness, displaying fully to view
every object, besides much endangering
their security, for were they to make the
least motion of t'ue curtains it might easily
have been, observed by the two men Dut
much to their relief the library djor was
locked, and they passed through with the
lamp, also locking the next door.
"Sale and in luck by " muttered
Leroy as he turned himself into a more ea
sy position.
Fifteen minutes, half an hour, nn hour'
passed away, before the thieves moved from
their concealment. Then after swallowing
a heavy bumper of their beverage, they
stole out and opened their lantern. A key
was soon selected from Strawson's assort
ment and they were iu the library. .
"Where in the deuce could he have put
it?" muttered Stiawson after he had hunt
ed the table and all the drawers over, as he
thought.
"Took it with him I'll wager it boss!'! re
turned Leroy. .
"Turn that glim hero Dick," said Straw
son. ' ! -
"I thrtight there was ono here," he said
unlocking and pulling out a drawer from the
centre-table. ' ! -
"One of the last places pon my soul,"
said Leroy. ' . '
"Here's the identical thing itself !" , ex
claimed Strawson holding up the package
that was found on the body of the- murder,
ed man. "Let's drink to the : coroner's
health nnd go' ' Saying which, lie handed
the package to Dick, and tuined the bottle
to his mouth, after which the others took
large draughts, . and they started, each feet
ling to some extent the influence of inebria
tion.' "1'he.y ' arrived safely on "Hid porch
roof, and even to . tlwj, ground, ..when Dick,
who was now ahout as drunk asv'r, fan
fried he saw a man, Jgave the alarm, and!
! they took to flight each one his own way.
CHAPTER VIII.
MIJAIt IIKAl'MONT.
"Ha villain! vou know ma then?
"Ha villain! you know ma then? Let
the dark deeds ol thy past, now come forth
to torture thy seared and guilty concience!
Let the charnel depths of thy crime-black
ed heart, now yield up their borrows to
lirrlif. t Nfonutr-p Wll I1IHV Toil Iri-mll ff
j concious upon her chair.
Vo Gods!" he only tittered with a
groan.
"Nay; thy false groans will avail thee
naught. They are loo false false as the
oaths with which thou didst once perjure
thy soul ! Look, dissembling demuu upon
the wreck of the most damning treachery!
Look upon ute thou incarnate tiend look on
me," she almost screamed, "and behold
the wretched victim of the vilest passion!
the airv. virtuous maiden form now tin
guilty remains of the most dimming vows
and helish treachery! See this tottered
throne of reason, once the shrine of purity -now
meked almost to destruction with
thoughts of the most accursed inconstancy
and remorse! See this lacerated heart.onee
the source 'of hope now crushed to despair
by the rankling coils of demon-spawned du
plicity!" Here for a moment she paused and bent
a pierceing gaze upon the face of the crim
inal, who still stood stature-like be
fore her. And what a withering look! It
seemed as though lier eyes bristled with
barbed arrows of remorse the deadliest;
only awating a fitter period to drive them-
i selves fatally to his heart, unable Ion
er
to bare such desperation he rot-led to iiis
; chair and hurried his feverish temples be-
; tween his hands.
j "So, despicable uiiscrcnt shall thy deeds
j of wickedness recoil upon, and crush thee,
ilia; well tiuu knowest tl-e cause of my
1 wretchedness! Thou, monster, art that
I jcrjured villain! Thou art the plotter of
that fatal treachery thou art the black
! hearted source of that most direful remorse,
j and thou vilest hypocrite; art the schemer
! of this my miserable destiny! Now I tear
away I hat vail ot feigned torgettulness.
llememberest thou, Mijah Ucaunionl? Re
ineinberesl thou when shewasjoung and
untonlaniinated by villains? Reinembe.est
thou her, when her form was unbent and,
iincutnbcied by sorrow and despair?
When her cheeks were ruddy with th i tint
of giil-hood's beauty when her voice rang
with the music of happinessbefore her
joyous eyes were bedimed with tears of an
guish an. I remorse when her hand was
while with innocence belore her brai;. was
maddened with false vows bel'ere herlie.nt
was broken with wrongs and disappoint
ments when she was virtuous b .'fore she
was reduced by thy helish machinations to
the blighted, guilty, despised thing that
now stands belore you? I la; I have gored
thy he. u t, blacked nnd hardened as it is!"
she added as he writhed in agony. "Thou
knowest," she again commenced. "Now
, over thy guilty mind hovers all thy past
wickedness! Like ;t vulture, it shall hover
over us pray, then lad upon mine own Head
mid crush thee to that pit of destruction
planed bv you for yttir victims!- Thomas
1'ieylon," al the mention of this name a
lenilile, tiuinor loo' possession of the gmll.v
i imm's frame, "kuowesl thou of the
irrid
destitution lo which thy crimes brought me?
Know them now. After you had so solemn
ly plighted your vows to me alter you had
by your unholy love, robbed me of virtue,
deprived me of my home and rendered me
miserable after you had thus torn me from
my associates and forever exiled me from
t lie loved ones at home after this, and
when you had sunk me to the very lowest
depths of iniquity hired 'me to nurture
your illegal progeny after reducing me to
this, 1 say Thomas Creyton, and promising
me a substance for life you deserted and
left m ! in poverty I For this you tremble.
I was then left to my own resources for
a livelihood for myself that s,tolen child foi
which sin, Oreyton, you shall answer.
Yes; you bribed me to place in the stead of
your unfortunate victim's child, you own
crime-begotten offspring, and then imbue in
his mind t!io, belief that he was born un
lawfully! This task I perlormed assiduous
ly for your sake God forgive me until,
when from starvation I was forced to pilfer
ing; was imprisoned: and never after saw
him to tell him of the imposition that was
practised on him. Since then 1 have only
lived to revenge hiia and myself ! And for
this Thomas Creyton you shall receive
your penalty! I then, afier long and un
tiring exertions learned of your wherea
bouts. Thither I came under my garb of
obscurity, and here I have watched you the
same."
"Strumpet begone!" shouted the million
aire excited to passion by her last few
words.
"If a clrumpet who made me such?"
she returned with a derisive scowl. "Yes
Thomas Creyton, 1 have known your every
movement have marked your every decep
tion. Have seen you concocting schemes
of malice and villainy against your neigh
bars have Been you then occupy your
pew in church with the sanctity of a saint!"
"Wretch, 1 command you ere you gail
me too far to begone from my prsence!" a
gain sjjokc the accused, p.de with conflict
ing passions, yet Killing nervously in his
chair.. ,' : '
"If ft wretch Creyton, who made mc
such?'' she again asked with the same put
ting tone. Here ho trembled violently.
"I was near when you plotted to take, the
life of one whom I knew not, yet loved,"
"Fiend! ' What do you rave about?"
"Thomas Creyton you have not robbed
me of my reason. ... God has spared uut that,
to bring you to your punishment. Y'es 1
saw thine own hirelings commit murder and
then accuse and 'arrest the innocent."
f'Fool; belay thy craft before I ain Uad to
strike you down, woman as you arel" again
cried Morton springing from LU chair in nn
ungovernable lit of rage, ' '' ; t ;
' "Atliino evil genius would " dictate to
thee' bitterly retorted the Woman.1 ""fle
ware Creyton how you - Rpmkj I fear. yu
not, thine is not the arm to crush me now'
alio continued withdrawing a. jnlished. dag-
ger, "I h.ito you monster with a deadly ha-1
trated. 1 could bring lorth more ol your
i dark deeds, but I will await the time miin.i
'ster: when thou shalt be arraigned to re-i Yesterday morning, directly nfier break -ceive
thy sentence, for this last deed that i wt Slql'ed imo Squire Andcrt-on' of-'
: I have held before you; ha, wretch not oulv ! Iict'' :ls requested us to do when be left,
; there will I bear witness against you. but ! l" Kiul n.is papers and u- his writing ma
J at the Tribunal of the Omnipotent and Om-i ,l-ri!4ls s!"ml 1 ll lM; occasion lo do
niscientl will brand vou with the wrnns
that I and others have suffered by you!" i
The rage of Morton was now past control, j
His face flushed with crimson passion, his!
eyes were well nigh bursting from their
wickets wiih pent-up fury, and his frame J
troubled with a mighty convulsion.
"Execrated hag, ami a fool that I should i
j stand here under such insult? Begone, I i
j know you not!" j
;So villain you know me not!" she his-
I sed with a horrid and freezing smile, "you
hnow me not, neither would you afterwards
I know this innocentbud of woman hood were
! you now to consumate your helish designs!
No: you knownie not! Neither would you
; know her were she in the frenzied distress
to which you w ould bring her publish to
the world your secret and infernal deeds!" .
i "ine world! vociierateu juorion, "uy
1 1 lie Immaculate you will never txpose me!"
I he threatened as he approached her with
outstretched nrnis.
"Hold murderer!" The coragcous Mor
ton was shocked. "I will not only pub
lish you as a vile deceiver and bas hypo
crite, but Thomas Oreyton, do you remem-
, her Albert Emberton? I will see you hung
as n black-hearted murderer!
"Never haggard, will you do this, the
world again will never see you!" exclaimed
the deceiver, purple with fury, as he srasp
ed the woman by the throat.
"A vaunt perfideotis monster!" she cried
striking his hand such a blow with her dag
ger that he was forced to release his hold,
"wilt thou yet add murder Xo the wrongs
thou hast already done me?"
At this moment Viroqua A'as noticed by
Mijah to stir in her chair.
'Well for you Cray tun that that lady lives,
or ere another hour passed, you wuuld be
launched upon the stream of your dreadful
down-fall.
By this time the intended victim, arose
to her fcej. Shu seemed completely bewil
dered, untill rubbing her hands over her
forehead, when she appeared to have a par
tial return of conciousness. The first object
that struck her vision was Mijah lieau
inont, with her ghostly face ami dazzling
dagger. Frightened, she staggered towards
the other side of the room, when she beheld
Morton with distorted and blackened fea
tures. With one shriek she bounded to the
idoor, and before Morton, who leaped after
! her could prevent it, she was out of the j
' room and hearing. j
! "Thank God. she has escauel from the
vile. Deeieverl" ejaculated the woman, as
she slammed the door shut and confronted
Morton.
"Then by you, you infernal strum
pet wiii not esonpe the revenger!" he mut
tered wildly and with short breath.
"I?" she interrogated derisive')'.
"Yes, by heavens you!" he thundered as
he desperately pulled the bell.
Iu an instant, a hurried footstep wns
heard along the hall, and the cowardly
Morfon cried:
"Hob an officer quick yon rascal !"
In another moment, ai'd just as Mijah
hn.t ImI.I her loowl nniitl the I itrh. loelVV
footsteps were heard along the floor.
"Villain:" spoke the woman in a scathing
I whisper, and with a pierceing look, 're
member I will see you again ere long!".
"Roast now infaaious shrjw!" he return
! ed with a gleam of triumph.
The door was now pushed open and two
police officers entered the room.
"Officer Rally, seize this woman she is
either mad or wickedly disposed see that
dagger, she has thrice attempted to take
my life."
"Liar!" shouted she, "but I am ready to
go with you," she added turning to the of
ficers. " JiniiemJier!" she whispered to
Morton, as the officers took her by the
i arms and led her oil, "ynitr dentin; is rtittu
j ifvst!"
I "Confound the jade," he mu'.tercd fo liim
j self, "Pnever again ex-iected to see her;
she All nigh mastered me, fool that I was!
j to let her thus torment me! Rut now I am
'rid of her , . trus she has
j reckoned without her host.
Thns, and in like manner he continued
i congratulating himself, until over-come by
i the effects of excitement he sank inlJ a
dreamy doze.
"No she can do me no harm," he mur
mured while .thus sleeping, "she knows
nothing of tha past lion.' that drug worked
like a charm ". :
to de continued I t
A Qufer Professorship.: The govern
ment of Harvard College is said lo be com
pletely nonplussed by a recent bequest of
Si 5,000, left by a ceitain sentimental Miss
Caroline Plummer, for the endowment of a
new professorship on the Philosophy of the
Heart." They don't know whether it is to
be an anatomical, a physio'ogicul, or a
sentimental chair; whether it is an animal or
a poetical heart that is to be philosophized
on; whether they nre to take Webster's lirst
definition, "a muscular vtscus, which is the
primary orgonof the blood's motion," Ac.,
or one of the twenty others such us "the
seat of the affections," or some of its kin
dred. As the founder of the chair was n
lady and a single lady we apprehend
that it was the sentimental and not the car
nal heart that she intended. She mast I) ive
suffered like Mrs. Siwlon, from too much
heart, and, wanting to rescue future single
ladies from similar surplusage, determined
to have the subject red need to a philosophi
cal system, with a learned profes-tor to ex
pound it to the yonng gentlemen who un
usually the chief instruments in pftidncing
disorders of the heart. We wish the ' wise
men of Harvard a happy issue . from the
perplexity jnto whicli Miss Plummer has in
volved them. We shall look for their ' de
termination with interest, asd shall be especially-
anxious to know who is to have- ih
honor of being thejirs Uwt-Professor, , ,
;, ,yoob.S'MsiuNa ,ilBi8 .have
' bought during the week 30,000 lbs. of
1 wool, 'at pricen ranging froio -25 els. to
,33 ett'i ferlb.""u '1'Ui-i -:' -f
, ' Many buyers have returned home, up
' posing lhe,y can be , -supplied. cheaper
1 raU' Sept. next. 0(, S. Jmrmfdfh
inst. . , . r ' ,,
Mao-istr.lt ' fhr
Breach of Promise Ease.
As wu S!lt reading a nepspa;H-r a stranger
entered, who. by his nppearence, indicated
l!,ilt ,IU nigbt belong lo the order, of 'out-j
S'L'0 barbarians.'
. He walked up to the bar of justice with a
; nriu step, anu imiuircu, as lie caum our
eye:
"Are you a magistrate.'
Vv'ishing jo practice some for the purposa
ol gating our Hand in, just to see no it
would seem to be
a magistrate for a little
while, we replied:
"We don't profess to be any thin
else
but a magistrate, just at present,
"Well, I called to see about a little love
scrape a sort of breach of promise."
"Ah! who s the jilted Lothario?" we in-
quired. .
"Oh, a young man in our neighborhood."
he replied.
"Well be kind enough to state the indi
vidual's name. The new code renders it ob
ligatory on me to juu the question, and ne
cessary for you to answer it."
"Well, it' me John Rothwick if you
must know."
"All right, now for the girl's name."
"Miss Sally Dugal, sir."
"Now, John, proceed and state your case
as briefly as possible.
"Well you see I became acquainted with
Miss Dugnl"
"Was she handsome faultless in form
and beautiful in expressioi.?"
"Yes; Sally was as good looking as any
girl in the neighborhood.'
"No matter these questions do n it come
tinder the new code proceed.
"Well you see "Squire," said Juhn, "(hat
I've been courting fcally for the last year;
went so often long towards the ia-t that I
lost agood situation, nt eight dollars a month
and board. I didn't care much about this
if I had only got Sal. Rut, the oilier day I
thought I'd close the baigain and her to
have me; but she spoke right up and said
she wouldn't have me, nor never would.
"Now I want to know," Squire, ifl can't
bring suit against her for damnies to say
nothing about breach of promise."
"0, yes, certainly, you can institute pro
ceedings, of course you can."
"Weil, ilo you lliinlv I could get any-
imngf stun lie.
"O, yes, most assuredly, we replied.
"I low much do you think I could get?"
"Well. sb' 1 should think by your story that
J'"" would he very apt to get mule-
very apt to
ted in a pretty heavy bill of costs," said
we laughing, finding it impossible to keep
a straight face on any longer.
The fellow turned on his heel, looking
furious, remarking as he was about leaving
"You're a magistrate, I guess in a
Horn."
Emigrant Aid Company ,
An adjourned meeting of this company
was held lasteveuing at Chapman Hull, pre
sided over by Amos A. Lawrence, Esq
Addresses were made by Ihe President, Eli
Thayer, of Worcester, Otis Clapp, George
8 llillard, Rev. Doctor -j.mnett, Rev. Doc
tor Lyman Heceher, a Methodist missionary
to the western slates, whose name we did
not learn, and others, all in encouragement
of the objects of the society, whicli were sta
ted lo be to secure everlasting freedom to
Kansas territory. It was announced that
the trustees are just now fending on men
to study the resources of the country, and
make some prepaiation for the' arrival of
emigrants, and that the lirst detachment of
3'W or 400 are to leave !ou the I7ih of next
mouth, accompanied by Eli Thayer, of
Worcester, one of the t.ustces, and are to
bo followed by other detachments within a
week or Uo. Subscribers were forewarn
ed that they m ay anticipal.i being called up.
on to pay iht. lull amount subscribed wilhin
a twelvemonth, ai the trustees have ad
vertised for proposals lor carrying from "(),
111 K) to loO.Otln persons from the eastern
states to Kansas this fall. ..' .-:
Throughout tb West thu warmest syra
paty is evinuud in Ihe movement; numbers
will join the trains of emigrants as they f ass
through the various, localities,, -The citi
zens oi Rochester, having sent a delegation
to inquire into the affairs .of the, company, i
are ready lo take $150,000 of the stbok. The !
citizens of Philadelphia are also taking hold
of the enterprise. A letter was read fijnm
the editor of a paper in the interi or of Penn
sylvania, proposing to join the enterprise,
and to establish .a first class weekly paper
in Kansas The letter also says that twen
ty men, farmers and -metthariics of that
neighborhood, are about going there,. and
have resolved that ' -slavery shall never des
ecrate the virgin plans of Kansas, if the
strong arms of northern freeman enn pre
vent it." ; Hon. Moses II G.-iutiell, of New
York, has accepted the office of triis:ee, nnd
New York branch of the company' ws rep
resented to be full of hope and enthusiasm
Wheeling bridge Case. , , .
Piiiia' Jtii-e 20th. lrv the U. S. Circut
to-day a petition was w;is presented npuly-,
! ing lur an injunction to restrain the Wheel
ling bridge company from constructing shIi!
' bridge ov- r the Ohio River at the sum-? ele
j vation as the old one, -alleging that it is the
intention if .he c nip my to m tin '2 suspen I -.
j d cables left by Ihe stmu to construct a
i new bridge, at the same height. They al
! so alleged that the navigation of 'the liv
; er would1' he greatly obslrncted . thereby.
The bill was aeooinp tne. I by atlidavils ;sH
ting forth, thesi' facts un 1 ,1'roiu its. lenui;
ccms lo bo a bill toexecn'e, the former de-
I cree o: Mie supreme ;ouri wun nn oroer lor
the work li) stay ihe. constr nctiorl ol' the Midge
in the iiTcAntimo." " The injunction wn trn
led with n order for the. work U lw..,pUyed.
The vali 'itv of the act of conjirims
making
the bridge a post route u ill now come up
; MiNisTEB to C, utu.T7V letim that Hon
David Stark weather has receaved his com1
mis'sidii - as Minister to' "Chil'li'' Mr. U
held in liigh,;estimitiij(i by ttie,!l)ntmcra
cy ,of Ohiis;i:ith whom tie. w long aud
earnestlyjubored, and , we fijel , wivrrAnted
in 'saying that a ,nior populnr appoint,'
men! couhi not fcavo "tieen mad.' lie is
t-Biiiiently qualiiied fjrthe respo-.-Rihle trust.
Arrival of the Atlantic. ,
New York, J una 25. The Atlantic has
arrived with dates to the 14lli. '
Napier had exchanged shots with licking
fors, but had done nothing decisive. .-.'
There had considerable fighting at th ' .
outposts at Stlistria. The Russians were
making immense sacrifices to carry the place, "
but it is thought that the place will hold out )
till the allied troops arrive. ' '
The fleets in the Blank Sea re qutet. - -
Omer Pasha is at Schumla, and Paskie
witch at Jas-ey- -r
Negotiation busy. It is reported that
Czar rejects the Austrian Note, undis col
lecting the Cossacks to threaten Transylva
nia. The result ot the Austria-Russia con-"'
ferance nt Tesdine is not known, but is fcup- -
posed lobe iVestern Powers.
The latest news by Telegraph lo Liver
pool, on Wednesday morning, reported that
the Turks had made a sully from Silistria on t
the Cth, destroying the approaches of the
besiegers and filled up their mines. ..
The Russians had suffered a serious loss
by the springing of a Turkish counter-mine. 1
Russian reports ay that Mussa Pasha,
coinmnnder-in-chief of Silistria, had bee
killed by a cannon ball, . -i
The reported insurgent victory in Thes-ma
sally tvas untrue. ; r . .m
An unconfirmed report states that some"
English vessels had destroyed a large
mount of property iu the harbor of liratia, 1 i
I'inland. : .. : .i . ."
The steamer Europe arrived out on the o i
evening of the 11th. ;;. ! u )
The steamer Indiana, the first of a newt m
j line of screw steamers to New York, is ml--
j vertised tosailon the 12 of July. . . : i'
I Admiral Napier was at anchor off Swea- i
borg on the Oth of June. . -
j A Russian fleet of ten lines-of-bnttle-ships
was anchored behind the batteries in the
! harbor of Sweaborg. .i .
Admiral Dundas has telegraphed to the
. British government that the Russians author- ,
i lies had voluntarily permitted the Erunch -(
j and English merchant vessels to leave Odes- j.
sa. ' ej, ... ,;. .
Mat 18. A portion of the allied fleet was f i
! entirely destroyed. Schaniyle had taken tin
j important Russian f3rtress and was march-.. "'
! ing with 60,000 men against Titles. J
The reports concerning the ncgotations ,
tare very conllcting, one says -that --Russia
i has offered lo evacuate the Principalities on i
i condition that thes western powers will re.,:
i establish the Statu quo ante vellum.' ' An- ;
other that she has unconditionally refused.- ,i -
In the llotiw of wramoss bir Chas. ,
Woods said that the Government could not ; .
confirm the report-that the Chinese insur-w
gents, assisted by foreigners, had - driven
the I mperalists from Shanghai. :.."
The first detachment of troops for Cuba,
sailed from Cadiz on the first-of June, on-,-;.'
board the steamer Isabella.. ;i ! -i , .: ' .
The overland advices states that tne Rut-"-sjan
tlsflt was ofTSingapore. . -v.,-t.f. i -, f
, Reports say that Dost Mahomed had for-,
med an alliance' with Russia; ' considered
doilbfful. !..:;.;'- .' .. ,:
The latest news from the ship -Oriental,,
stales that both ship and cargov 1 2, 000 chests, i
tea, would be total loss. - : ; n. ' .
Richardson Brothers quote breadstuff
unaltered since Friday, Business moder'
ate. ' ' ,-.-': , :-.ii,i -is -'"
AlcIIenry pays bacon is active. Beef -scarce.
Pork more saleable. Lard- :norai -mil
at 49s. Rice unsaleable.- : Four, retaiji -39s,
Wheat 3d cheaper. 1 -i , -,,
The London Standard states that the
British war steamer; Endeavor and U.S. "
sloop Plymouth; were engaged in an' attack .
upon the Imperialists forces at Shanghai,
April 4th. On boad the, Plymouth Geo. ,
McCorkle was killed and four others wimdn ' 1
ed severely Capt. Peaston: of the Hose u
Standish whs dangerously : wounded. . The
victors captured two twelves, four sixes and
four 8 plunders. m :; - , ,:;,
Junk 14. Nothing later from the Black
Sea or Turkey. ' No important iDtelligenaefKut
expected until the end of June. ; .f tiiv u
Monture contains a dispatch from Admiral
ll.unelin dated May 23th, inspecting the Cir-i.j !
cassian , operations.' ,- ! : !. -, ;. iin .--..
Anapa had not been captured. . i '"'
- - -a j In, '
Queries,
,- ':! --. Sil? ,'
The salem Weekly Democrat propounds hi
the following questions to the candidates for
Congress in this district and asks an early 't
answer;, .'i,',!!
Do you believe. . , j,
1. That slavery should be forever prohib
ited, by express enactment, in all present, ter-
ritory of the United Status, and all tlmt rrwy (J
hcieafter be acquired? 11 ''' " '
'2. That Congress should abolish" slit vc-" .
ry in the Distrretof Columbia and wbcrtv-'
er else it has. Hie power,. 'and repeal all-;
the laws .in any manner sustaining slaves', '
ry? -- - ;: .', ,!-.
3. Tint no more slaves states tliould lie
admitted into the Union.
4. That the constitutional rights of ha
beas corpus and trial by jury should be pre
servsd inviolate to any person arrested ;,un-) (
der or by virtue; of the process of the fed-,, .
eral judiciary? ,,j , ,, ..
. U. Do you consider tho ajjitalion of the. .'
slavery question justifiable and necessary ,. .
until the objects iudicated'in the foregoing,. ,
interrogatories haie been attained " and,, .
will )oti use your influence to carry out tin
principles embodied therein?, ,, .. ,j .,,
! I
! j !
I II) l-
When to Cut Wheat.'
Cutting wheat ;'at the proper, time is , a
matter f more importaiien , tliati fannor ..r,
generally1 nre aware of..-, When the ,,l'.tat,it.
is etil frliiii leit o.li)rtenn dajitf iiefitre, U ,i .,(.
fully rifw,'the grswn-Im only . weighs liesvi
er, but niensurex more, Iieng A -ilei'idedly -i (
hettl-r quality, and. producing , larger pio-, J
portion of tini! il mt to the bushel,, As the H
graw ripens, tlw thick nes of &,.- atjin rnp-.Mx
inly iiv'teaeR, wowley libers, btnug formed j.,
at "the expense of Uie nuireh and ,sugar,-i
By this ytufihm, the quantity f the ttmr in .-'
lessened and its quality!-detertoniteiL It,,
is therefore nil impottant Unitj tha '. when
sh-iuld be cut whilesugar.' gltu.,, start , -waler.
wci tti'l constitutes a larjre propor- -tjon
of the grain..; Tho same f wumg u-,
plies i r'ye, imrley, ots, Ut. ,. 'i'hi is out , ,
theory merely but the result. wf,ax.urii.ut -and
earefuHy conducted experitnentii, nnd ,r
hot-h ill t country and . Europe, Vict- ,
want IS nil.
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