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EWW O1I"I&Ns, SUnr< . OCTOBRlR 28, I. . kith and joining the Protestant Church. After same further remarks, he proceeded to call re Thomas Rogers. Ina few minntes appeared the young men with sandy hair and light grey eyes, already lmwn to the reader a the brother of Edward at Rogers. le looked somewhat abashed as he to rsat entered the witneas box, but assumed a sacotimonious air as be listened to the admin. ni tetration of the oath, and heartily pressed his lips upon the Bible, lifting up his eyes to it heaven in token of prayer. in In reply to the counsel, he elated that be w khew the prisoner, that he had known him 01 -lhen he himself was, alasl iu the errors of Popery, from which he thanked God he was now delivered; that he had seen him at his bi fathbe'shouse perhaps two years ago. bat he al could not remember the exact time; it was ra late one night; hlie went to confession to him, ,' and the next morning received the sacrament at his hands; he could~swear to having re wafer from him; e ti ad seen him again, perhaps a year ago, U father-in-law's house; his father-in-law was a Papist and knew the prisoner, who came at t the request of the old man in order to convert his mother-in-law who was a Protestant; ;1 that he told her she could not be saved unless shabecame a Catholic, and that afterwards he addressedhim, the witness, and told him that unless he turned back from whence h he bad fallen he would bhe damned. It is impossible to peruse the reports of the criminal trials during the seventeenth century without perceiving that like every other de tail of oar complicated system, it has been wroaght into its present equitable condition by the mollifying inilnences of civilization. In those days the judges assumed an arbitrary sad capricious control over the procedure which left very little authority to that stern ruleof precedent so lenient to the accused and an indulgent to the personal liberty of English- f men. It were to be wished that every prison er shold be defended by counsel, but in those I days none were suffered even to purchase that privilege, and it was a theory of our law (too 1 often forgotten) that the judge wse the natur al protector of the accused. In the present instance it would appear as if the connsel for i the Crown were suffered to examine all the witnoeesa for the proaeoution before any op portunity was granted to Father Joachim to arcs Examine them on his own account. The second witness called was one Thomas 1 Williams, an elderly man who had been stand tug by the witness box while the former was examined, and whose face was suffused with tears, and who could not forbear sobbing all the time the oath was being administered to him. "You are father-in-law to the last'witnesa f" said the couonsel. " To my shame, I say it," quoth the old man, "for he hath disgraced himself and me by a striving to swear away the life of as innocent a man as ever breathed, so help me God." "Take heed, old man, what you say. You are a Papists" "And thank God for it, and for being no traitor to my faith." "Come, master, the jury will know how much credence to give to the words of a Papist. Tou are obbing like a fool. You should shed t tears of joy to think that your son bath escaped from the bondage of your priests and hath embraced the true faith. At, all events, 3on know the prisoner at the bahr" "I know nothing against him, your honor, rad 1'1l swear that moy son hath spoken nought but talsehoods in all thatbh hath said." " W.is this witness before the Grand Jury ?" asked the judge. "Yes, my lord, and they were for sending him to prison for his recusancy, but never theless they drew suloe admissions from I im, as from the other unwilling witnesses, and therefore I have called him before your lord ship." "'Go on." sald the jtdge, "and makl I-im re peat what he uttered before the Grand .Jory." Thereupon the oonsel asked him whether he had heard the prisoner read a book. "Yes, the Bible." "Any other book T' "Yes, some other books, maybe, as well." "' What books I" "The Protestant 'Common Prayer' and Prac tice of Piety."' "'On your oath, sirrab, was that altt' "All I remember." "' Have you seen him pray ?" " Yes" "When he prayed what garments did he wear ' " He wore a coast." ' Had he not i sorplice " "N To," -'Come, you know well enough he had, and pad that yot have seen him massing too I.e him go to tprison, he is an incorrigible re oausat and deservea to be hung for a traitor. The gaoler may keep you until I call for you agail." The jdffge assented to this course, and lihe was take.n off to the prison hard by. The third witness called was none other than our old friend John Addli, who was naturally rather hard of hearing, but who had caught a cold a prison which rendered him extremely deaf. 1t hen he reached the witness-box he looked round and caught the eye of Mistress Clara on the bench. "This," said the counsel, "is another no willing witness who hath been brought hither by speeIt-l warrant. I believe him to be well acqesintrd with the prisoner." "'You have ,,worn before the grand inquest," sald theu eonuael after the preliminary gquetiuns. "MtiHt you know the prisoner John son ond t hat you have heard him say prayers. What priavrs were they I" "' le T' asked Addis, not seeming to under stand. "Did be pray in Latin or in English I" shouted the counsel. ". cannot tell " "Youn wre not too, deaf to hear them, I'll be sworn. idt he ever say any Latin prayers? You are i your oath t ud will be perjured if you ansser I-nay, for you said snont before the jurors, ie ihad said both Latin and English prayers In iiour iheriini." "Maybe hIi did. hlr I cannot tell for certain. He may ihave eI~ t-elither for nugtt I could bear." " But thoughR you f-gr o deaf, yonu can see as well as any of us. Now ti-ll ru what yii saw. What clothes hal hI, o"n \w i htie prayd?" - I cannot tell. 1It hail ,a ca,. I tlitjlluke ." "Come, airrah, yu knlo, v,ry well, yon have seen himn sayiig M-ss. It:d hi, wear a Popish veatnmeiot l" "Nt as I knows." " You acknowledged to tilhejary yo had mien him in something white ?" '" Maybe I did." " In a s arplice I' "I cannot tell." "It may have been a priesta massing vest munt," qucoth the judge. 'Most likely," rejoined the counsel. "buht your lordabip sees that this man is a Papist, and perjureth himself at every turn." " Ilave yen confessed your sinuto the prison er 9" " Maybe I have told hint I ihavR sinned, as I tell your worship now. I have done many things in tny life as I anm sorry fr, anid 'tin for my sins I arm bore to-day, most like." You have been to Communion and the prisoner has given you a wafer i" 'I did not say - , macter." Some of the rabhlle shoobk their flists at the old man end cried, "Curase thee for a deating old churl I' *I'll call him back anon," said the jndge, "he is a rank old Papist, and deserves to be punished for his obstienacy. Take him back, gaoler, until I call for him again." The fourth witness weas young woman, MIis Ann Ford, who bad also been forced to eome woi alid tender her evidence. Bbe came from ent Wyoh. Being asked if she knew the prisoner, the abe wept and only answered she had seen him. as 1 " What bas beauaght yoe it" atl " I cannot say that be hath ever taught me of aught but what was good." oth " What bath he taught you t' ble "That there be One God in Three Persons, pr and that Jesus Christ hath died upon theCros list to save es." Sot " You have been at Confeeslon and Commu- hot nion a What penance hath he ever given you " hai "Your worship saith I have. I have notsaid git it," she replied, trembling all over, and look. the log pale as death as if she would swoon sway, An which caused some persons beneath the wit- abs ness bx to cry out, "She is dying, she is we dying I" at Thereupon the judge, turning to thejory, of exolaimed: "What men are these priests, that rel have eueh power over people that they are not wwi able to speak against them !" Then solemnly Ca addresuiog the young woman be proceeded: bel "Remember that you are in the presenoe of wl God, and are bound in conslcience to.speak in of truth of all you have heard and seen. Do you dif wench t" we "- Yes, my lord." " " Now answer me, as yon wilt have one day Pri to answer before (od, for you are sworn to Pr speak the truth. The old gentleman whom on yon see there hath read books to you " th" " Yea, sometimes." bo " What books t' or " The Bible." on " And other books as wellf" no " ome others, cmy lord." he "Tell me the names." we " I cannot remember." as " Did you believe what he read to you t" tb. " Yes, my lord." to '! Did he bid you come to confession to him " sir " No, my lord." " D)d he not bid you come and reoeive Con- th munton " lie " lHe may have told me to go to Communion." a "Did he not give you Communion in the pr formn of wafer t" tb " He never bade me come to Communion to be him or commanded me so to take it." th "Come, my girl, you are quibbling. You B know well enough that you have confessed your sine to the prisoner." an "You asked me, my lord, whether he had wi bhao me confess to him, and I said no." lo, "You have sometimes told him of your Fins i', when they troubled you I" to " Yes." " And have received a wafer from him, which do he has given you into your mouth 1" "e " Did he not tell you it was the Sacrament' 1' "No, my lord." " You knew it w as " or "No, my lord; not so as to swear." "Do you glean to swear, young wench, that you did not believe he was giving you the Sacrament I" " I could not tell for certain, for he never at said so." i " IIe were a white garment at the time he to gave it you 1" "Methinks he might." w "You know he did." " Many wear white garments beside priests," hi she answered. in After some further questioning she was w rated soundly for her obstinacy and told to i stand down. The judge then asked the pri- ' oner whether after hearing the testimony of n these witnesse be would not own to his guilt. tt A smile passed over the face of Father Joachim of when the judge put this question to him, for at (as he hath himself recorded) he wondered 0 "" at the absurdity and iesi.itlcsance of the C testimonies" upon which it was proposed to oa condemn him. "Is it thus," said his lordbhip wr.i:hf.::ly.'% " that you treat these solelnn uo nit.sRI.nns t" " 1 humbly beg your lordship'e p.rdot:," re. turned the prisoner, "if I unwittingly neet ~-d to slight the authority of the ciur:, bur miil itrg is a passion of nature uver sw :uit no manr. hath free coarse or power, and 1 'ope andi t trust your lordship wilt not imute it t o ne as a crime." hi " I shall not be displeaFe't with you," re- hi jrined the juid*.e, conciliatld by his humble yi demeanor, -it oily yon wll state the truth is touching your g;uilt, and 1 d,sire you answer Ior yoetrselt." " I sui row! .,. miy lord, to 'o sb ; but I have a hntbl lie e t II!i to your lordship, which is ci that I t,' g'.rantetd fell and free liberty, with- it 'oit hindratu", to answer every objection end t I lead for myself, and I further desire that your e lordship will deign to reflect on my behalf that h as you are to be my judge so also you will con- h a descend (in the absence of any other advocacy) J' to be my advocate. And forasmuch as all a earthly judges should imitate the Heavenly es Judge, Who, as Advocate, ten thousand times c mitigates the severity of a judge, since Hiis Shand of mercy is infinitely stretched beyond the hand of judgment; wherefore I beg your a lordship that I may find the favor of advocate J' from you, rather than the rigor of a judge, es- b n pecially in those things which according to law may be advantageous or disadvantaeoeos p e it, me, which I nuderstanding nut how to use for the beet, desire your lordship to vonuclsafe r to comne to my aeta'ance, and I w roiltl t.,.rch J e you to con'sider this, that ny 1ift IL'-L c :t.ur i.o Smay be of less conseequence ::i '. wtr ry~.." tl, i. d those of many others, A.i::" I e'n 'in'. a pr:vt to e person, yet my little i, in truth ,tn' to Itin e sines it is my all; if I ich :i ( n its'i' oir h~ih.' mou's to them, and as great a glft of G(od to w' me as theirs to them, and therefore God has r laid as great an oblrgation on me to defend i II myself and my life as lie had on them for theirs, and hath also laid on others as strict a t command not to impair or prejudice me in the y least, as if I were the greatest potentate.e 1- Therefore, being thus brought before yonrr 5. lordship to deal by me accordlingly, as I pre snme from your prudence and worthiness you r- will not refuse to ado." The judge who was evidently touched by his manner, assented, saying, "Speak for your self." 'It is true, my lord, that on a certain tnght about two or three years ago I was at Rogers' t tather,' house; but on that occasion I never if naw ths. witnees." " Alit, it," retunrned the judge, " bh swearoth i i,~ Iili tIe l iis Cotnfslitn tO yOtl alld that oUi ga,i hi-t a wfter or C,armutionou alone in yoir i. ctiariher 7" d Were it hikely, miy lord, tihat in a house where 1 w.as aicquainted with tetu save this 'a witeio, vti , dcclared ilie ihad never seen ile I before, that I sa!riill say .Mas, for him alone a" n:id h1ar bin cellte..ion a di give him the Sao renei,, withot ,itii It le t1Oe elso bring present or t knowug of it I lteruf.re desire your lord a shipi to ask hi mu vhce I gsvto hil, CoimunUioni." The jldgo tIbeit c sled baok tRogers and qilesltio.nutl him. T'tu w-it ness seemeid confused, 1 stttl tLsi( that JohitLeti had never spoken to hi tu abhat Confessioi or Conilllunion, and that lie did l~t kUow wlhait Iht ihsd said to him, but that he gave hinltu bread like a wafcr. That he of lion owi accord asked him to hear tis con t- fessioi, afIor whiohl Jhnusoin gave hime the water which he took. 'rihe judge then repri nt manded the . ittess, aakiug b:iin how, if he It, hetd never o*en tie prisoner, and if the pria oner never elpok' to him of Confession or Com - Irunion, hie could tell who be was. " Sure," sauid the joudge. " they do tiot give Communion II on asuch terms I" Thereopon Rogers varied 7y hia statemtrire. by saying that his father hadl or told him to go aund confess to Mr. Johnson, asud that he wt uld givo hintm Communnion. h' The juttgo accepted the varied statemeout. ',Even if it, were so," returned Father Joatc him,. " there were no proot in this of mny priest he loodi, suice every Christian tmao's duty oh tIt ligoth iihni as an act of churity to listen t,, hl~ ntighbor if he hath inything that lorplexIeth e " Hlltit he saith you gave him a rafir or Com mk, mnntn," r' joined the judge. "The cistotn of giving hallowed bread is is onual in the Catitlic Churoh bthroughout the world." returned Father Joaohim "independ- as ently of the Communion or Sacrament. As tic there is holy water kept in all private houses in .a woll as in chapels and places of prayer, so di, also is there holy bread, sometimes in the form oa of wafers, which on SBoundays and eortain other days, not eonsecrated as Oommunion, is do blessed, as holy water is, by the word and lei prayer, and distributed to men, women, and Fi Little children of two and three years old. Suooh bread may be carried about and kept in ab houses to eat at any time. For my part, I Jo have many times taken it to eat myself and he give to others. I may have given it to an the witness, for aught I know to the contrary. vs And lastly, my lord, as to what he said about my speech to his mother-in-law: I re was in truth at Stonurbridge in her honeo, on at her hubsband's request, to speak to her on of religion, for to say the truth she hath no sh religion at all, not more, my lord than this th witness. But she desired to hear from me what bl Catholios hold and the reasons for which we to believe certain points of faith. I told her at what we hold and showed her the proofs there- to of in her own Bible, and when she made any at difficulty, whether such texts of Scriptures er were to be understood as we nndeastood them, -owed her out of the ja Protestant "Practice of Piety, an ot o0 Protestant "Common Prayer Book," that not only.Catholics, but all )rotestants understood bh them in snuch a sense; and she having those R books by her, I turned to the places in her at own books where she read them, and yet neither the Bible, nor "Common Prayer Book," nor " Practice of Piety," could satisfy or make t her believe; whereupon I told her that if she ss werea Christian she moast believe something, for te as she believed so would she be saved. I quoted ye the Bible, that without faith it was impossible to please God; that whatsoever is not of faith is to sin; that the just man liveth by faith and the at words of our Savioor, where He saith: "He pi that believeth shall be saved, bat he that be lieveth not shall be damned," which she read; ti and I suppose that the witness most have been to present when I repeated this text, and hath cc therefore accused me of saying that he would be damned, because I repeated and showed hi them our Savior's words as they appeaf in at Boripture." ' Father Joachim then appealed to the judge and jury as to whether there was anything which this first witness had said which coild a legally plirve his guilt, to which his lordship K irade iio reply, save to call his attention to t',i a teittmony of the other witnesses. ti " As to the second, my lord, he will r,. liy k deny all his son-iu-lnaw tn h said agaie L:. o,' d saied the Francircu. n 'hb jndtge c;iled back the oldi rtn and b j .'. I i e. t ie i i :,jin a', to wboheI:r te had ti . ct: Il. J.t.tl "u sty f't's, wear a vestmlelt, ti or ltar c.llfieiiou-', to all of whioh ho an- h s eer' Fe knuw not bir g agiinst him. p a' W rt arie i I" :iclkd tl:e judge at length. c " A C sthtic,'" he ropliied. f "T'L.rc glo acay," c:id thue judge with alook a at the jnoy ; " oun ar, too mooch a friend of the prisoner's, and therefore I do not care for your ti testimony." In replying to the testimony of the last two a witnesses, Fathber Wall sbowed that tbr,, Hrs p no evidence of his lr!iesthood in the trcs of his having worn a surflice, aince all nae sitg- i ing boys in every Protesrant cathedral obnrca a wear them, and all the Jews in their eyna gognes; and then recapitulating what he had ti before said touching CoLfession and Comma- E nion, he rested his argument to the jury upon n the fact that there 'as no sufficient evidence e of his priesthood to condemn him to death, n and that, as far as the tebtimo;ny went, he had a merely been shown to have acted as any good ft Catholio layman nmighti ast under silnior cir- a oumstances. When i, bad ftiishelt LI. det fence, tho judge said that the paisoner ' l::d a a nimble tongune and wi., and that by Lie did- n .,ourtse he istr,veo to maeke the jiry atteiid f u:or, I . t pirniin:: for bimanll .i.i . to the wril,.ete em' L:!. ile.tc aLire, L." a " I ',lkre nothi g, lly lord, Iulnt the tn'k.,' p ri.join-d the priiouer, " which I ought to do b to defend myself against my enemies; there fore 1 hope your lordship will not be otfended; d but I baveexceeded, as your lordabhip saith, by b hindering you from speaking, I humbly crave as your pardon, which I hobe to obtain, since it p is my coneo rr to plead, as I do, for no lose a Ii coneqq.iene that,i lice and death." t In hLi, e~uinituing np the judge told the jury a that, pro-vided the w-itnesees could show that t curtain tlilulgs had been done which priests do, it was not necessary that they should prove e that the prisoner hatd taken orders from a for eign power, for (as they could not have seen I him take orders) they could only testify to his t having done certain things from which the 3 jury might infer his priesthood. He then c averred that the witnesses had sofftliently t shbow that Francis Johnson had perfoln:ed certain actions, from which his priesihood might hte clearly presumed. The Father asked leave to speak anot.lier i word or two before the jnry retired,wbhith ,:'e judge at lirat refas-d, but afterwards atioweo bhin to address to himself. "rSulippo,,," sad Father Wall, "all the t protife which the witnesses have brought , uiinit mne were alleged agailnst the jury, or sonie of there, ou that if the arguments were Judged by thon,. conclusive, some of the jury I wiould lose ipart i'f their estates aild credis, or !,,, il d:\itger flr their lives, which of those on Swhob thbis peril were like to fall, would judge e'tci argaueulis asi are alleged against me eutie;uln to conldeimn themn to the loss of their e~tiattrr, or credit, or to endanger their lives ? I therefore desire thrlt to consider that my all in this world lies at stake, my credit too, and that my life is not only endangered but cer tain to be forfeited if those argumeute should be judged of force. Deal with me therefore as if it were your own case, and I will give you no further trouble in speaking." However, before the jury retired, Father Joachito entreated the judge to read a paper which he bhanded him, tus worded: Meinorandun--That upon the 12th day of Decemb ter last palt, or thereabouts, came three inin to the Castle of Worcester, and as they case up the stairs, Rogers desires one of them to call for onse Mr. Johnson, and see if he would answer tl, that name or not; and enter ing iituo the roil. lie asked where was Mr. Joh'lson, and whichl was he, though be was at Sthat tiltl presernt in the ronm, and none else bnt one r:rin aiil rlt), elf drinking at the door, andl is nty concrienice knew him not. In wit nes t t bis I will l.u down my oath. [S iIed] lIILHNRY H.OLLAND. "This is no evidence," quoth the j.dge, after perusing it, "nless Hienry Holland be preent to swear to it. Where is your witneass and why have you not got him ready at handl" " lie I hiart by, my lord. in the prison, for Sidebt," replied l'atler Joachim, "if loor lord ship will be pleasedl to send for him ?" " It was your tilace to have him ready," said "I had no peawer without your lordeh:p'e o sanction, since he is in prison for debt. But at, least I wonli crave of your lordship to let a me read his dolelaration, showing clearly that Rogers, the principal witness agaiost ume. e never saw me until he came into Worcester SCa.tle on the l'Qh day of December last." Hliowever, Judge Atkios refused to read the ' docusoment, and the jury retired to consider n their verdict. 1 The prisoner had good reason to complain of i thejndge's summing up in his case, ainoe it d appears that during that same circuit a Catho hte was tlicd before him and witnesses pro dnced to prove his priesthood, on thegroundl - that they hal sirie hiu marry and baptize, yet that this sanme juldge had declarell that forns . linch a- thi(so actionis mlight tie done ty snoh Sas w,-ro no p:iriests, and wonreas in Cromwell's I tilie Justices of the Peaoe had married people, and that any man or woman uight otrist.(n - children, therefore this testimony was il\asfl cieut to prove the prisoner a priest, and he or is dered his release. Similarly, wearing a sort , plico, giving a wafr, hearinrg others' grievan oer (wlthout any proof of srainntal abmola- ba tion) etc., mlht equally be the mte ofonenot of In priest's orders, and if the Judge hd been so ct disposed might have passed under the ame the category s sthe former testimony. in When the jury bhad retired the Judge mnt down the prisoner from the bar, but ere he left the court his eyes met those of Clara 7 Finob. During all this, to her, most exzoting scene, she had scarcely once taken her eyes off Father Joachim, and now as hise loving gase fell upon her just am he was turning to leave, she was unsole to contain herself and drew down her va veil to conceal her emotion. While thejadge profited by the interval to am retire, there wre a load hum of voices through- ti out the court, and many a harsh comment up. ha on the prisoner fell upon the ears of Clara as mi she eat pouring forth her soul in prayer that he the jury might be influenoed to give a favora- t, ble verdict. Dora carefolly abesained from in tormenting her friend at this solemn moment. b and conversed with Dame Dorothy on general h topics. The judge soon returned and shortly la afterwards the jnry reappeared and the prison- or er was ordered back to the bar. pr "What have you to say, gentlemen of the gr jury, touohing your verdiot-is the prisoner "We d that he, being an Englishman w horn, is a priest in the orders of the Church of Rome, and so guilty of high treason under the eo statute of Queen Elisabeth." sC "And so you say all." "The jury have found you guilty," quoth fo the officer of the ooorn. "What have you to lei say for yourself Franois Johnson, that the sen tenoe of death should not be passed against ex you," ch " I only desire to know for what I am to die, mc for I have shown that the things alleged fo against me heretofore were inscffioiens to prove me a priest, or take away my life." t "The jury have found you guilty," returnrd w the judge, and there is nothing more to be said of touohing the evidence, but that you are to be condemned as a priest." Of "My lord," he returned, "although the jury have found me guilty, 1 am still innocent of any guilt of death, and with your lordship's permtasion I will prove it." " How I" asked the judge. S"I have not been out of England to take dLi any orders from a foreign power since the the King's restoration to the crown, neither had I er any opporrnnity to take orders in Enklaed ; as therefore if I were a priest, I was so before his wi Majes"y caose into England ; but whatever I Tb d:d beto:e Li, U1jeaety carne into England can- its not t,int ra me new guilty, because his Majesty, befure. his io:urn, ierued several proclama- mt tions ti ri ronn ihncld evr bhe troubled fur a their re:i1,i ,i or cUtecience' sake, and sini(e a his retur:n he bath' done the same, not only by pe pruci mturni..i, tLt, not long since, in the de all clar.tion setting fortm that every one should ta fully praoctide his own religion of whatever t seoe or perunaQiion euver." it " Where have ni.n the seal to that proolama- t' tiou " askeod thet. judge. "I tiear qsr,,toned but that a subject n.ig it tuiU h:t. King's word, declared in his ail loe, o tIrolan;, oiat i withcn: his seal I" hit " lluwever that runy bo," rejoined his lord- th ,hip, "if you are a priest now in England, you do are guilty." w " Snpposing I bad taken orders," replied as the Francisoan, "before the KIug came to England, it is certain that I cnud nuot degrade myself or be otherweie now than I was ordain ed then; therefore if I vae a priest I cannot an now be held guilty of it, because all that was pi ever done before the King's restoration wse t', forgiven and blotted out by the Kiog's goner- a! at pardon to all subjects, even to those who B bad a hand in the death of his royal father, oa and so the Catholico, for their religion, were as non excluded from the general pardon, where fore. 4' I,,,rd, I am not guilty." " Y.u are guilty," returned thejudge, "and are pro~uming far too much by venturing to e' p:ea,1 s,) resolutely and with such confidence w befoue mte and all this bench." w Th'ereupon he craved pardon for his fault, gi desiring his lordship to consider that he had ye been bidden to speak if he had anything to sa say for himself, and that he had reason to plead home, since this was the last time he was like to speak for his life in this world, but a that if notwithstanding all the reasons he hada alleged, he must lose his life, he had no more to say. Then the jdge, asteming the black cap, pro nounceti as folliows: 2 " The sentence of the court, upon you, h Francis Johnson, is that you go from hence to C thie p;aoe from whbence you came; from thence a you shlalul on drawn upon a hurdle to the place I of ex:coti,no. Youn shall there be hanged by c the ;ne:k, till yn hbe halfdead ; your oenbihers j Ieiatl be c:ut Il b tf:re youti C.)es, and thrown int ,, the ll.e: where likewise your bowels shall Uo ha. it. Yin- head shall to cut iti aid to. r aoin a po.le, and your body cnu Inte fouar Squnarters to be at the King's dieL").il. And I , may Cod have mer'y ,o yon." As soiin i the jndge L.s.d pron",-nced this sAntenrice, Father J,)cthhiii. who had fixed his eye's upon itim wh)i lii e s+oke. bowed Lis head and sa)il ati.ud: "lbanks be to God. God a save the King, aud I heareech Gd to bless your V lordship and all this honorable bench." "r You have spok,., ve-v well," returned Judge Atkins, ' ani I it.1 nt itntend that you e shall die, at least, not for the present, until e I know the King's further plesMire," r Father Wall, ton his rleinulot. has creoded -f himself that he expmrienold not, one b, t'ict ",r i disturbing thonught towards j:idge, jury, or d witnessee, and that while his sentence wa'i he eing delivered, be waswithout anIy conc.;', foir d aught in this world, and freely offered himself e to God. n It appears from the same record, that after the judge left the bench, an interval of half an itr hour occurred before the prisiper was reoi;ved ,r from the court, during which he conversed freely with some Protestant gentlemeon and others who came arocud him to expres. their sorrow for his fate. lie told them that, i, was e troubled they should grieve for loinm or his ,y condition; who was joyful for it tisiielf for, SI a be. said, he had professed this faith and reli le gion all his lifetime, of the truth of which he was as sure as of the truth of God's word on w hich it is grounded, and therefore in it he deposed his nonl and eternal life and happi ness; and therefore, he said, should he fear to i lose hia temploral life for this faith whereon it- hia eternal life depended he were worse than an itiiel; and whosoever should prefer the life of the body before his faith, religion, or e, conecionce, were worse than a heathen. "For be my own part," he continued, "I am as ready a by Gsd's grace to die tomorrow as I have been I1 to receive sentence of death to-day, and as r willnagly as if I had the grant of the greatest d- dokedolmu." I)ane Dorothy, leaving the c nrt when the ,id judige rose, the ladies of the party were com. pelled to follow. Clara was in hopes that snhe 's mieht chance to pass through the outer ball et as FPther Joachim was being led back, and let she gave a longing look at him as she left. at While she was folluowing Dora through the e. rabble which thronged the judge's entrance er into the High Street, she felt a tug at her sleeve, and heard a well-known voice say: he " lia, Mistress Clara, I spied your ladyship in or court, and conuld not get nigh ye sooner. I have been looked up ever since St. Coihbert's, and of could ne'er get a soul to trust with this letter, it as I brought back in answer that time from o- Squire tlr uford's place." - It was the note from Gervase quoted in a nl former chapter, warning her against Edward let Rgers, and promising to write from his place s- of retrea', but referring her to Addis for b fnuller iifnrnnaiion. The necrity of follow 's Itug her ,party obliged her to curtail her it I, tervlew, hibt her besought the hind to seek her nat Sir Joai Pakington's abode near the College, before leaving Worcester. It was or- sonle alleviation to her cup of bitterness to or pernse tIe letter sent her so many weeks be a fore by her betrothed. The cowherd, who had only been detained in prison for the asLe of his evidenoe, was now free, and able to re count to his mistress what had transpired on the eve of his capture, and thus to confirm her I in her persuasion of Edward Rogers' treachery. (Concluded sent week.) 70 THE EDITOBS OF THE STATZ OF LO UISBAA. The Louislana Bureau of Immigration is receiving many letters of inquiry froum various sources calling for information for farmers, mechanics, laborers, buslness men. and capitalists, who desire to settle in this State or invest capital here. Our bureau has issued two descriptive circulars, with maps, for the benefit of such inquirers. We have sent ff many circulars, and coples of "Louisiana As It Is," and written answers in response to letters of inquiry. Our bureau has opened books to receive descriptions of lands for sale, propositions to lease land, or to have lands worked on shares-any propositions that may enlighten the immi grant who wants to come to Louisiana. We will record all such descriptions of l. ad roositions in our books which will always be open to strangers sod per sons wishing to purchase, and these de scriptions will furnish the bureau with an additional fund of valuable information for future circulars, and to be used in our letters in reply to inquiries. As our board has no funds and no income except the small amonut fornished by mer chants sad others in New Orleans who sub scribe to assist us in our labors, we respect fully beg the Editors of the State to publish this notice for a dew weeks or months, without charge to the board, for the benefit of immigration and the State. War. BOGEL, President. Office Louisiana Burean of Immigration. No. 8 Com. uneroial place. Now Orleans, La., Oct. 06, 77. The season of Intermittenta. All miasmatic complaints, in other words, all disorders generated by unwholesome exhalations from the earth or water. are prevalent at this season. In every section subject to the visitation of fever and azne, or other forms of intermittent disease, the causes which produce thess maladies arera now actively at work. This, therefore, is a period of the year when the inhab. itants of such districts shnuld prepare their systems to meet the unwholesome c trdition of the atmosphere by a course of tonic and alterative treatment. Foremost among the invigorante, recommended by time and ex. perience as a speans of fortifying the system against all endemic and epidemic maladies, stands Hostotter's Stomach Bitters By a timely use of the Bitters, the feeb'est resident of an unhealthy soi may escapeo the sickness whlch, without the sii of this potent ally of nature, will be apt to overtake the strongest. J. A. BRASeLMAN, EtQ -Oar readers gener ally, but pastionlarly those of the gentler sex, will be highly pleased to see the wonderful reductions made in the price of dry goods of all classes by the veteran dealer whose name heads this notice. Mr. Braselman was one of the pioneers in the creation of the business centre familiarly known as the " Upper City," and his store has ever been most pcpular with our people on account of the fine quality and low prices of its goods, and the kind and polite atlention with which the em. p!oy5s ever serve customers of all classes and condl t'a.LS. The nidely extended reputation of his store alwtcys ennres a steady and lucrative business to Mr. Brasolman, bat wlcn he has extra inducements to offer be comes out in irayl sty o. and invites all to come and profit thereby. This is the case to-day, as will be seen by his column afvertisement on another page, wherein he gives a list of some of his goods and the extremely low prices at which he offers them. 'It is well worth a careful reading, especially those portions which refer to his stock of silks and honeekeeping goods. When such bargains are efferet it is time for young ladies and heads of families to take out their savings and invest. JONES & ROCHI, UnDERTAKuER AI5D Ear SaLMaRS.-The many friends of theose two wel known and popular gentlemen will be pleased to see that they have formed a co-partnership for the purpose of con ducting the Undertaking and Embalming business at 251t and 252 Magasine street. Both gentlemen have had years of experience in the business, Mr. Charles SC. Jones for the past few years having been the head i manager at Mr. Frank Johnson's. and Mr. John G. SIRoche, whose popularity was preced by his election as r Coroner, having growt up in the business. iMessrs. a Jones &. Roche have already a fine stock of coflina of all descriptions, and are ready to hire carriages for funerals. wrdd:ngs, etc. Their prices are moderate. CISTER N MAKERS. P &. MUtPiAAY, S N). 1 ? Magazine Street. : A .L LL. WOIRK WARRANTED. A lot of GISTERNS, from 1000 to , 2,f.l) gal-lons capacity, made of the S bust material and workmanship, kept + ± costtntly on hand. and fonr sale at '~ RI(:E t) SUIT THE TIKIIS. All Linde of Cisterns made and re paired. . " ;" ": --, Iiithoet Trimlnms awarded at the t o tw at Loislauna btate Falrs, and at lodoatri ti Ik'poattloo of 1076. ~ end for Prioe T.!'.at. apt77 ly MATTH EW HENrICK, OISTERN MAKER, Corner Franklin and Erato Streets. TI13 OLDErT ITABLIBHMENT IN NEW ORLEANS. A lOt of new Cisterns of the best material and work manship kept constantly on hand, and for sale at prios to sait the times. oci 7B ly PROFESSIONAL CARDS. W M. B. KLEINI'ETER, NOTARY PUBLIC AND COMMISSIONER OF DEEDS, 61......--....--...---. Camp Street- ........--..-61 aott; "7 IV Corner of C~ommercial Place. P. P. CAMIROLL, A, TTORSEY-AT-LA TV, 20............Carondelet Street............20 ouarantees promyIt attention to all legal hnaeneeb p'eaed in hie handn. jy2 727 ly DENTIST.--- ........... ...........DENTIST JAS. S. KNAPP, D. D. S., 15............ Baronne Street...... ....15 jol0 77 ly New Orleans. G. J. FKImSDICHS, DENTAL SURGEON, 155.........t. 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