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James Latta Davidson,
W'f wrre i Itfetlw ri tirnrp in h;
Tii-t i:nie ui luppy ''-re I t lew ;
Willi.. tit wliieti thoM- III jitiot
VVuuld dwltiule iittu mull i wuc.
Why lut thoo l.tid ll y Lrnty rod
tin vut w lio wji an tw-nr lo u T
ij not tliv wrath, I tintnteti nt (iu !
Hive uo'.Utt with her iursc ?
W'l- Lnn we're euiitv in thy :p t
K r whi'-h we pr y t't t- Inr,.- n,
A-nl will lllnU died thv lirulmg ll.'l.t
I juiit iut circle kon ly rivvn.
lu-' "one t.y Ihy dcrrr-r,
A all itiutit po mI tliv roiinnitid 1
T" rrttder Ufl st hil tti llief
It jr di.edu, by wimlt tu fill or st.u l.
Ii t union iws t we meiirn :
Sirot.jr tu t prrparfd liy Thfe for earth
ftul rotila tit' Uivr, that tioi-. ure tJirn,
Siull htrottjer be, and m her worth.
Ti h tta to pr-ty Thy w ill In d-jtu-,"
And tit ui ajtii tify (Mir ;
Tii t wh n we follow, nut- by one.
It ili.ill l! holding by the t run.
'- mi-urn t lirotiit-r will tiolewei1
1,1 irrmM and prijnipt lo et Ion p-ft,
Tj ln--'l tie lowly, not t proud,
And aurli like traila, adornr-d hn
I!.- :t II. t loat but eolf b. -fori-.
V hoar Ireiaur. ii tirtm t nml inrr
"I !l w. all. II er'et bun on th t alu.f.
'I'l.e port ol It jri- r si, und jk-
tViotii, 'd., Aitgutt 4, I-...1.
Kruni the Amrrican I'titn.
THE MIDNKiHT VIIT j
IKE HIDLE1M WILL.
A I t 71 I! st T 1 ' T .1 I- I'
BY WAKItf.N T. AMITOX.
ONI l.l I'F.n.
CII A lTK II IV.
A week past ly, and John Herk'ey had
tak.Mi all the steps necessary to secure t
liitu-elf tho full pi ..session of all his brother's
proptrty. His heart was callous to 'he np-
P':ah ot Julia, as it was lieedless ot tin. in
dignation of Herbert, who had r-pre-ctitcl
to him Wis belief that Itobert !! rl.b y had
willed his property to his daugbtt r.
Tle rc was no one to oppose his move
ments. He was tin) nearest relative, and
to one not understanding tho nature of the
cii-.:uiiisaiifes, justice would appear to Lave
Herbert, feeling that Lis fuluie pro-pects
now tlenende.l entirclv unon his own exer
tion", began to think of departing for rhil-
Iclphia, to resume his situation. I!ut be
f' lt that he ha I been defrauded by the
f tt In r of Julia that he stepped between
Liiu and thc intentions of his lo-ti-r l.ither.
The thoitj hi of departing, therefore, was
difficult to harbor, it was leaving behind
Liiu Lis claims fur justice abandoning them
to the villain who had wronged him.
li.it while he was painfully agitated by
these reflections, matters were suddenly
brought to a criis, by the bold representa
tion! of Juli.1. She had narrated to her
father, tbe particulars of the interview, at
the ib al li-Letl of lu r uncle, when he had
pla I her hand in that of llerbcit.
Her father had witnessed the act, though,
u Lit blind fury, he bad not been able to
(ft a-p the full meaning of bis brother. It
as plain t,) Julia that the dying man bad
intended she should be the wife of I lerLci t.
And he had mentioned their names iu con
'it'tioii with his will. The inference, was
plain, even to John lterkley, and he trem
I di'd with fear, b'st the words of bis brother
i-li'nild one day deprive him of his ill-gotten
e.nii, b..-t thev should be received as cvi-
deuce in a court of justice.
H it us John I'l-rLley had no love in his
'"ait for (Jod or man. he c.t..jd not for bis
daughter s peace of mind, and iiiiiiii dialc
ly decided upon his course. !
Herbert was in the library, conversing
dh Julia, upon his proposed departure,
"lien llerkley entered lo execute Lis pur-i'''-e.
There was an appearance of stern-
ness on hi n,, in, i, nlii. li to. on. ..I 1.1
be as-umetl for the occasion.
Leu Herbert saw this expression, which
hud ilsuitictl thp nliten nf tint sinister, run-
imig inok i,0 U5U11y wore, 1m was prepared
Or suiiiti extraordinary movement.
" oung man," said lterkley, iu a pomp
is tone, (hat wiundeil Htrangely from his
- i ,
it at em.s proper under existing cir
ciuii.tances, that I should inquire what your
"d'-uti.mH lor tho future are."
" I shall b willing to answer any proper
f-estion' replied lleibcrt, coldly.
" Probably you feel disappointed at the gainst tlic door, which came down with a the sad reflection that lie was now a forbid-tlispo.-ition
my brother saw lit to make of crash, tdiivered in piece ! den guest a tivsf-pa.sscr on the spot he
hi pioperty." i Utrkley was discovered holding Julia, lo: loved Lot on earth.
"On the contrary, if his wi-hes were prevent her departure. With a single bound, It wan a bitter thought. 11m impatient
heeded, I should feci perfectly satisfied." Herbert stood by her hide. Taking the an-1 soul could not broik it. He was about to
" Young man, you nre rather reckless in fry father by the collar, he hurled liim away rush from the piazza when one of hi impul-
your (speech. Uon t ollciitl inc.
Herbert Miiiled at the unnatural tdiow of
diiriiit v on the nai t of liciklov. but made
,( ,( ..ou j,aj I10pCS n this rinartcr,
, ,, - , ' . ,'
." - - - - - "- -"---.- , w
luli i did not more from hi r po-ilion.
" Obey me, jirl !" repeated her father,
face ,eiiiniiiif to redden with anger.
. . .. , .. .... - .
"1 will, latin T, ami Julia rom to de
part I " lleibcrt, without heeding lit-rkhy, fol
lowed Jut to the dour.
" Slay, young man; my business is with
you. Vou need not follow my daughter;
jail tliis must have an end."
" What mu-t have an end!' askid Her
bert, turning suddenly round, and vsitli a
Hashing' eye, eon! i -outing the old man
I "What! why t. is intimacy with my
daughter. Vou have not flattered your-elf
that I s!,ouid Ioh0 r tolerate this stale of
"Mr. S i-klt-r, e are plighted to each
other, (lur mutual vow was made over the
fold form of your brother, and it wiil le
Kieredlv fheii-Iied to the U-t mouit-lit of
life," replied Hirl cit, warmly. " 1 Lin!
it can be broken at ymr mandate V
" l!y lleavi n! it '' .e Lrokiii!'
eliiiiiii d Ik rkby, f.tiiou-ly, "Shall
daii.hl. r v.ed a Lcivar '."
" No ! s. v, id v. i I an .' '
" ) you defy me in my mwu houje ?
I do ; '
I s V , vou hall I. now im- l. tt.-r,
f I lfc-r !i ley, in a par x v-m ot pa-ioii.
: "I ktiow you to i wiil; your guardian
demon eould le t t.-ae!i iuu inore."
i " SeoMi lrel ! leave the h-j:ie '." and In ik-
ley maddened to desperation, n proai.-hed
Herbert, as if with the intention of .loin,'
liilll i ioieliec.
I "Slay, old man; do not li r-!i. I'o
not foree me to forget tliat yot are the fat if
i r of J uliit."
I liei'hiey pan. ed, awed by the command
ing tone ami gesture of the injured y nig
i " Mr. ls ikby." continued he, "before, I
depart, In ar me.''
1 " ) bri-f : yiti chall be kieki-.t out the
h uie as soon as you Lat e done."
"Id man, you aie villain!"
In rkb-y staitt d, tuin.- l n I
turns, with aner, and mad
st'-p towaids ihe voun' man;
fled ee-ture ol e.tutioii eaused
" You are a villain, I r p- a!
de-ironed the wiil of vour bi
, :.le ,v
wiii lo p;
e r, to oh.
t.iill po-ses.-ion of bis property."
" You lie, you se oiiudrt l !
" I speak the truth. I Lave the
assuratiee of Liiu w Lo is now a saint in
cn, w In re you eau never tiie. t li'.n, 'd Ins
intentions. You iiate wr.ou. d Liui and me
and jour daubt. r v m Lave wronged t!.e
deatl as well as tLe lnin,'.
1 lie manly, firm ton. s wiib whieh Her
bert spoke, piodlleed their itb-et upon the
villain. His an-j'T sul,.i.!iol. and In- vt In m
t ntiy proti -ted that he had hot destroyed
the wiil- that he Lad iit-vt r -t . n it.
" Your black heart disdains n t a lie.
I! it tLe Lour of it uihi.tiou will come. .I dm
li. rkb y '."
The word-, of Hetbert ii.ain rmi-ed ihe
g. r of I'.erklev, and I r . i.l.t I
k t In-
mind Lis -nil i:u.
titi. ial dignity lo
ii i I .- a
l ue ar
me d a :ain
came t Lis ai l.
" Your intimacy with my daiijht r nio-t
fon vt-r Cea-e, young mini. Vet can in ter
see each other again I b'rli 1 juur nutt
ing." All exclamation of cut' mi t e'eaped the
lips of Herbert
roust , I an ti
iu the old man's nature or, rather, . '..
t rouse it, for he eti lent y couit. d
provocation t widen the breach h twc.
" You are insob nt,
her ."' .'" said he.
. " on a re ; tboii:
tlcliioiis would blus'u
to own the- t ruth."
" llnougli of this. You are bcyon I en
durance. I Lave tin d to tob rate you, ;u
respect to my brother's nn nnoy ; but pa
tience is no lunger a virtu-. I, ate my
house, young man! If you ever put but a
foot upon luv laud again vou shall be ejt e
tc.l." Herbert smiled in derision.
" You hear nit be goiu; ! ' and Hi rkley
enforced his words by
pushing 1 1, rbci t from
Julia, who had remained in an a-ijoiiuiig
apartment, le v presented hi i sell, and Leg
f:vi lu r lover not t ) use vioh-uee with lit r
"(io, Herbert," snid sb", "and I will
follow yeui whiiiicr-o. m r you g
"toil will iml, Julia reiniiu in tin
room ;" and IVi kley, by a dexterous in nr-
incut, drew lur into the library, and locked
the door upon her.
Hubert, pel haps feeling that he had
ken too freely to her lather, cheeked his of the biiiliiing, w here, fiom the high win
first impulse to break down (Le dtmr ami tlows, the library opened upon the vine-laced
It it ii-e ht r, and paused to deliberate. Ill
sudden tlioip'iii f.ecurrcu to nun.
. , , . t.t
ps the will was Mill in existence.
Itcilh v would not Late had the couraee to
destroy i. Some recollections of his ac-
' tions, at different times, tended to confum
Approaching the library door again, be
knocked, and pronounced the name of
There was no auswi r.
A"ain he knocked, and heard something
thatsounded like a struggle.
The sound maddened him ; bis inipctu-
otis natu-.o needed no further stimulus, und
drawing back ho threw bib whole wci
iroiu tier, to the lartuer corner ot tlic apart -
"Nav. Herbert, he meant me no harm :
lie only wished to detain inc," exclaimed.
Julia, to deprecate her lover s anger.
,, ,,.,.,1,,,, . ,ii ;,...,,.;, ,..,1 ,
J " 1'J - V
" W e shall meet a.'ain, Julia we shall'
meet toon," said llclbtrt, pri!stiii'' her
"Never, by .Hirer!'' shouted llerk-
" fiod bless you, Herbert," replied Juiia ;
and she n turned tiio pressure ol her lover s the part ol a " tuiel in the night, eaued your liou-e during the nigl.t tune .
hand, and wiped away the tears that gath- him to pause for considerilion. It was a " He did."
trcd in her eyes. ; criminal act ; be had been forbidden the " I'ray, was he locked out? lie resides
" N'evcr enter this hou-e a.'ain, never, house. there temporarily, if I mi-takc not."
or you w ill know w hat it is to beard the lion ! ISut the impul-c was irresistible. The "He does not. La-t evenin.' he w a? c
in Lis dijii," sai l lierkh-y, savagely. : will haunted his iniaginatim f-o vividly jeeted fioui the premises, and forbidden ev-
Herbert beedi-d not Lis threats, and. af-
ter taking hii va;i-e Iioiu the room, he lelt
CII M' TI'Il V
( P r
bt lit f.
w a- a
sudden r flu-lion that the will of his
father u.LLt still Le in cxi-tt-nee, be
siren. tLi li, and embody it-elf into a
as Le departed from the hoile. It
nioiKt i, tons subii ct to him, tiiibra-
ciug, if .t only
the la t v i. h
owii lulure ro-pects, Lut
if Lis tlviii' Lent -f.tclor,
v hieli l.e r
ird. d a t ofiiilinit. lv more im-
j oil line than Li- own se'ii-h desires.
The ttiil and Le felt per.tuaded ill Lis
own heart, that it was still in existence
contained the wi-Les of the tlsin;: man; and
Hit li. l,el.t to le sacred, lie lelt tUat
no ,.:,o ,,.. n too - nana ft- lutim
1 1 pul.li h ale! carry tln ui out.
What eoul lLedo? John Lerkley had
apparently done everything in his power to
bum' the instrument to liilit; had desired
the in.) -t .-i riititiiiciii'' search to Le made for
town talk, after tlio 'S.piire'i ex
i of the premi-es, seemed to be that
an, it. alio:
Mr. j;. rk lev
bad, that lfo
J .!,n Ikrl,
d-c.a ed, t.
1. i in the to- t
id made no will or
d destroyed it Limself.
was tht only brother of the
which would seem to give
aim upon the property ; and
le Lad not the hcjrt to congrr.!i
n 1, i.s acquisition of t lie estates,
li t exactly feel that ha was ju-t-t
i lie in.
n.a.ie Lis way to the hot.-l in
lie' 1 , and seeking Lis apart
.d ined himself to the retiii. ,
' po-ition incited him. It re-
la'e huu '
th v e -lid
ly t'l.iii:. d
ll.-i! , it
the 1., i.1,1
t) v.l.i, h 1.
i ired not ninth ron-idi-ration, for one of
Li- t ill li u i.i-tit! temperament, to forty hiin
sill iu the belief that he was an injured
man, and that the avenue of redres- was
oi l 11 to Llill.
'l I,.' town t-lock Lad struck twelve.
ing HO ile-lle to Sleet p, lie It I
w :i;o!er. -I into the open air.
ing t- .n-eious of it, he strolled up the road,
in (he tlirtctiv.il of tin- place which bad once
bet u bis Lappy Louie.
lie La I m ally r.-aehe.l thc Louse before
i d himst If from the engrossing rc
wliith Lad at -trailed Liui. There,
Liui. were the L i 's an l gardens
!i which he bad roamed iii Lis e-Lild-
bo-'d there the tpiiet tltvt liing vt herein he
had pilt.ik.n the bounty of l.loi whi was
mm no more; there was the secm-i endeared
to huu liy a thoa-aii I ha!. owed ineiuorit .
And ail these were n nv to pass into the
bands of a cold, ini-v mpathizing being, w Lo o
Very presi nee sccuietl a tlesi er ition to the
t.-mple hi-t hearts a ib eti ins re a red on the
lr!,v,d spot ! lb t.eef.trth he t-.ubl hate
ni pait or b't iu these scents. lie hid
been th it en, like a iiin-terless d '.-. from
t!it ir inh'.-pital ! prtciuct-; Lt had been
tlritei: from the .rc-ence of L r vth -e s.i
tiity was n t-i-ss.i ry to his very cad-lmce ;
wh i had been his child-l ve in eat s agono,
as she was low Lis true-healted I'lieli I.
These n flections were maddening to the
s.nil of I lell.ei t and as Le tlictv nearer to
the hi-iise. Lis pace tpiiekened with the en
ergy of Lis thought. The dwelling wa.s si
lent and solemn in its a-pect. No cheerful
light illumined its windows, and its occupant-,
the gtiiity and the innocent, the
tr.-acln rout tailo r and the .'oi-e!ie daugh
ter were, no doubt, buii.'d iu slumber if
the wicked can siuiuber iu the mi.'.-t of tin ir
The gate was open; the t lin-sbadcd carriage-road
scorned to invite him to tread
once limn- its faiuiliar way, and with a ii.Lt
step he turned in. A feeling of gloom seiz
ed Lis mind; tho refit ction that he Lad
been rudely banished from these sacred pre-
i ue t , was into'.eral ly oppressive, lire his
fo-tcr father's n mains Lad lain a neck iu
tho silent toni.t he had been east away with
violence from every set no Lis heart hail
learned to cherish.
Hut the feeling that he had been treated
with gross injustice by John lit ikley, would
not long remain dormant. He claimed not
to be a saint, and if his fct lings were slight
ly vindicti'e, it was l.ecati-e the provoca
tion had l.ecii hitter.
'1 hcse sad thoughts led It i in to the la
Here he bad learned his lir-t 1
sous ot morality his duty to liod an I man.
Here he had spent the happiest Lours of Lis
life, iu the presence of Julia and her uncle.
rncon-cioiisly he ascended the pi.iz.a
step-, and Lazed in at the window. The
light of the moonbeams shed a mclau-
v radiance upon the familiar obit cts in
the loom or rather seemed to enfold tlicui
in a mourning shroud of vapory w hite.
lie paused to gaze perhaps for the last
tune upon the herislieU scene, an t recall
its hallowed associations. A tear. slid down
his check, and recalled his wandering
thoughts. The harsh threat of John 1! tk-
- ley came to his vetucmLranee, a:i J
: save Ma-lics ot tuoiigut ruuscii In in mudon-
I ly to pause. lVrh.ipH the will of Mr. Hcrk-
1 lev was nt ill in that room !
His soul kindled with energy at the rc-'
flection. An opportunity to redeem himself
and the memory -if bis fo-ter-fatlier was1
tiiat rmes on tf wnius, to guiue erring .
mortals directed, his steps to the spot, led I
him to the library window, and penetrated
.his mind with the uddci thought!
1'ate seemed to lead hii on, and he rais-
oil the window. As he stepped into the
apartment, the thought thai he was playin1;
that bis vision seemed to penetrate the oak-
en pant Is of the secretary, and to behold I
the Very spot of it! coneeahnetit.
Ho bad no light, but the moonbeams east
a jro sheet of pile light uj eti the seere-
tary. Jio openeu t ; it ereaKcl upon its
llo opetied it ; it creaked
lmii'os with a starting sound.
His Land tiemblld with fear, as be drew
out thc draw in wljich the will had been
kept. Ho eiamintd its contents, before
pursuing his search to the place which bis
imagination pictur.l as its concealment.
It Was not in thi draw, he was certain,
With a tremblin-' hind he attempted t . rc-
move it from its pition. His very exi-
tciice seemed to haag on the revelation of
that moment. ;
15ut the draw woild not come out. On
,,.;.. ri.lllove, t ivo-t.ii ds of its length, some
0 ,,.., nr,,,.,,!,!,., ,K tun i.-r n.von.n. S,-
ae;e prevented ib turtlicr passage. 'o
strongly was it imp-. -setl upon his mind
that the will was crmeealed Li re, that he
could not abandon tje attempt.
lieinnving the dr:v, by thc side of it, he
thrust his hand into the aperture. A few
moment; (xaminatiui disclosed the fact a triumphant glance at IScrkley.
that the impediment w as not an accidental " If you have any defence, we will bear
on?. A strew had been inserted in the it.''
partition between tin draws, which prevent- " My right to be on thc premises is un
ci its entire reniova' from the idaee. ' niH"-t:onable.''
With his k-ioi.. . r. tone,.,' ii,- .-r.-tc
drew out tlic draw With breathless ea-
I't-rness he thru-t Lis hand into the aperture,
Ills mental vision .l not deceived Liui
thr ii i,' a us tin rr .'
Almost transported with joy at the dis
covery, he gra-ped the important doe-jineiit,
aul concealed it in bis coat pocket.
"'I'a. r- 'ta eitihtfy which .N.-p. s our chiIm,
Itougli lutv tiitiiiuit we wii!.''
II. rbei t's destiny was changed. Heaven
had not forsaken th just, but Lad guided
Liiu in a my-teiioia manner, to tLe cruwn-
lug li .pe ..I ins earthly cxi-tcnce. Julia
was Lis now, ami from the depths of hi si
his room and heart he thanked iod for the au-pieious is
Witbout be- me of Lis iiL'Lt adventure.
Hut tli. re was much need of caution.
Ilis I'h- v as cunning and unscrupulous, and
might vt t deprive him of Lis right. Willi
a careful hand lie replaced the draw, not
omitting to insert the screw as he had found
Congratulating himself on the cao: with
which he had accomplished Lis purpose, Le
was iu the act of closing up the secretary,
when an unlucky book tumbled from one of
I pt-r shelves, upon the floor, mak!.,.- a
iio-c that sounded like an c.nthtiiv.e, iu
the stillness of tu place,
John Hei kley sk pt in the next room. In
an itisiant Le darted into the library, and
In holding the form of a man rushed madly
upon him. The act was so prompt and de
termined that Ilerbert'.s perturba'ioii de
prived him of the power of resistance.
Ht rkley roared lor help at the top of his
lungs, whith hriiueht to his assistance the
man-servant. I bi ! rt spoke ; but as soon
as the villain recognized his voice, he felt
that his revenge as speedy, and commit
ting his prisoner to the eare of the man, he
went for cords to si cure hi:n.
Herbert was securely bound, and, rather
than expose Lis secret, he preferred to re
main iu durance for the night.
Julia, alarmed by the noise, presented
herself at the door t i b arn the ocea.-ion of
it. Ib r surprise at tin ling Herbert a pris
oner was, indeed g'cat; hut greater to ob
serve the indifference with which he sub
mitted ' What have you done, Herbert!" asked
Po not be dist irbed, my dear Julia; all
shall yet be well."
" Hut in v father he will send vou to pris
on." " L-t uJ hope that he may not he scut
there himself, Julia. Ihe v ill is .s,r'r
"(iood Heaven! " but thc appearance
of her father, who had momentarily left the
room, broke off the interview.
John lterkley and the man kept guard o
vcr the prisoner till morning, when the for
mer, gloating with the pro-pect of ridding
himself of a dangerous enemy, hurried him
1 1 fore a justice for committal to j.iil.
CM AFTER VI
'Stiiiire Marlowe was th,. only magistrate
in the vicinity, and J.d
pcllt t to carry his j ri
lu r before him for
Contrary to the expressed w ishos of his
employer, the hired man, who had been
sent for a constable related the particulars
of the affair burglary, he styled it; con-
gathered at the
was ipiite a little crowd
S.piire s office to w itness the
j The constab
who knew and respected
the cords with which he
was oouiiii, ami pcimuicu mm let limn tiy
bis side, to the place of the examination.
John Ut rkley protested that the prisoner
would c-cape ; but the constable very civil-
)j t-jld Liu; tj wiuJ Lu own bu-iL.-s.'; Le
would be responsible for the faithful tlis-
charge of his duty j
.N,uirc Marlowe had no fa.th whatever!
in the charge ol U-rkley, and deemed it the
result of In, .naliee, or a stupid plan to r,d
himsell of the presence of Herbert. He w as
very civil to the jtrisoner, and politely ofier-1
cd liliu the rocking-chair, while Ins accuser
was coldly pointed to a less comfortable seat,
15eikley noticed this, and felt that Herbert
bad a Letter friend than himself ut hand. j
J Jut the ease was so plain, that even llicbc.-t
" I'ntcring ynur In
"If you know the law," sneered Herkley,
"you know that it is in n.y kc pin,', and
that I am the heir-at-law.
" True ; and the pri-oner actually entered ;
cr to enter thc house again, ' replied Jierl.
" '1 hat alters the case,"
Sip. '.re, with a s'-rious aspect.
"To be sun- it does; and
if there is a ny
shall be res-
in tbe land, my ri'-ht-
i lien vou aeeu-e imn ut tre-;.ass :
ti.i..". i i- ,ri ..,.,.
1 uo not. 1 accuse mm o: 'nn z'i'i
He was in the act ot closing the secretary
when he was discovered. What he has
stolen, I know not ;" ami IV i kit v cast a
lance at Herbert.
;s Lad," mii-ed the 'Souire, rr.m-
pressing bis lips. Have y iu any further
testimony to give'!"
" None ; there is tpiite sulficit nt to com-
" I did Hot ask your opinion," replied the
T he testimony of the hired man was given
in. and the case seemed to Le made out.
" Have you anything to say?" asked tho !
Npnrc ot llerlji rt.
" Very little," returned Herbert, ca-tin
" Suur ri"ht .'" t e! ai mod Hio-'kIcv ris.
ing from bis chair in a passion. " l'i 1 I
" 'ilctiKK Mr tle.Vt. V : or moi sti ..VI V...
committed for contempt,' interposed 'Squire
IScrkley resumed his seat.
" Will you explain your.-elf," continued
the magi-Irate. ;
I n one word, I will. Ivi'.sin mym'-n
limine !" replied Herbert, v. it li an admirable
show of composure.
" 1,'ar !" rh jutcd lb. rkley, unable to bri
dle iii-i pa.ssion. 1
" Silence, sir !"
Herbert coolly regarded the angry man
for a moment, ; nd then turned to tiie jus
tice. " I tlo not understand your position,"
said 'Siuir Marlowe, smiling, let doubt
ing that some revelation was about to be
" liy the will of the late Mr. l!.-rk!ey, the
niece of the deceased and myself are joint
heirs of his estates at lead he- intimated as
much in his dying inoiuei.ts."
"lint there was no will," replied the
" No, there t'",., no wiil !" added Herkley.
" There was," tpnetly responded Her
bert. " He lies, 'S.piire, only a trick to save
" Mr. IVrkley. if you speak again, you
shall be committed, ' interrupted
TLe justice was favorably tli-p.jsi
wards lleibcrt; but be began to fear that
he should be obliged to commit him.
"We need more proof than your simple
statement, of your right on th" premises,"
continued lie, turning, with a troubled t x-
pre ion on
Lis countenance, to Herbert
" lb-rc it i-," r. pli.
the w ill, as be step
d lleibcrt, producing
: d forward to hand it
to the magistrate.
" l'roof enough ; I know its contents, ller
bcit, and I cougrat ilate you on regaining
it, saol the ipiire in a low tone.
"The will!" exclaimed sevrr.il
spectators. " TLe will !"
A low murmur of applause folio
John lterkley, agha-t with terror, stood
translixed to the spot. In an in-tant all his
' 1 did ii'd
oath I did lie
" The dog
es incited awav like- a dream
; upon my solemn
tt d the let ache-rous
n ," w bi
Pc red Ht!
Nobody has said vol did, Mr
added the So iire. with infinite g.
" Do o,i charge Liui with tic tt loliy, Her
not ; (
o-.;t of Us
belt. " I found
it might hate i'a
' t rv likt ly it di
ling and ai
Marlowe, fully nuderst andii
- ,u , the feelings of llcilcii
Herbert received the Congratulations ot
the neighbors, on the fa-.er.ible termination
of the examination, and his accession to the
property of his fo-tcr-fatiicr.
Accompanied ly S.piire Mailowe, Le
hastened back to the. liou-e fioui which,
only the previous night, he Lad been t jee
ted", to assure Julia of Lis safety.
John lterkley sneaked away to his e-wn
home. His family were temporarily absent ;
i.. rattier tlian appear at inc noose ..u ms i
j jraiJ brother, he shut himself up al me, in
,j., ort n abode. s
Julia, as may be suppi-ed, was exceed-
;-j dy reo-e J it tic tri'imjla ct' tier 1ut,i
b'jt it was u bitter thought that her father
Lad been hi, foe ' ,
he will was found lo lo as the ,,,rc
had stated, and pave the testators immense
property to Herbert and Julia, on condition
that they were united in marriage.
1 his condition was easily complied with.
Julia w as of age ; a license was immediately
procured, and before the sun went down.
the " twain were one llc-b.'' John JJcrkley
could no longer molest them.
The happy couple, after a tour to Niagn-
, lor many a . mile arouml, proclaim the good-
j ness of their hi aits. j
I 'J he iik inory of thc fostr father is a five-
tionatelv cherished, and thoii'-h liianv years
cd since 1
le died, the fragrant
i flowers of
id trtsli every day
upon his toml
stone. Ho was their bent
friend and a remembrance of his virtues, is
still a talisman to j:iiide their sup-. " Tho'
dead, he vet speakcth.''
Johii lierkley is mueh
i the same man Le
always w a-. Loathed and despis.'d by all
who know him. he leads a iiii-c raLIc life a
liviii" illustration of the truth that sin carrie?
sitL it it own puiiishmei.t.
CIII'.ISTI.Wn Y IN CII IN A.
The North China mail, of the 7:h of May,
nis the following in relation to the :n-ur-
trents and their religious views :
The insurgents are Christians of the I'ro-
t.-stant form of worship, and anli-idolators
of the strictest ordt r. They acknowledge
but one (iod,lhe Heavenly father, the All
wise, tLe nil powerful, and Omnipresent
Creator of the world ; with him .lesus Chri-t,
as the Savior of mankind; and also the Holy
Spirit, a.s the la-t of tLe- three persons of the
Their chief on earth is a person known as
" Taoping-w ing, tlic l'rint c of 1 ace," to
wLnin a kind ol divine oriL'iu and mission is
aseril.ed. I'ar, however, from elaiinino ad-
oration, he forbids, in an edict
t In' appl't a-
tioii to linnsi if ol the terms " siipreine,' " ho
ly," and others, hitherto constantly assumed
by the limp, rors of China, but which he
declines receiving, on the ground that tLe y
art: due to (bid a!..i:e.
Their moral code the insurgents call the
Heavtitlv K ile
proved to be the ten commandments.
bsf rvanee of these is strictly enf reed by
the leaders of the movcim-nt, chiefly Kvvang
t,it.. nit.l Kv-ntfj. tttt.it, 'io ttre itol moreW
formal professors of a religious system, but
practical and spiritual Christians, dccplj- in
ll ient-.d by the belief that Uod is always
The hnrdsLips they Lave snlTered ami the
dangi rs they hate incurred are punishments
und trials of their Heavenly bather : the sue-ces-es
they have achieved are instances of his
grace. In convt rsatbui they "Lore" t lie
more wordlv-miiided by constant recurrence
to that special attention of the Almighty of
which they believe themselves to be the ob
jects. With proud humility, and with the glisten
ing eves of gratitude, they point back to the
fin t, that at tiie beginning ot their enterprise,
some four years aL.o. they numbered but one
er two hundred; am! that, exctpt for the
direct help of their Heavenly bather, they
lit. vt r could Lave done what they have done.
HMllt IC ACT lib A JAIL Klllll'Mll.
We lat'ly mentioned that on the lib lilt,
the pi isoners confined in the Cincinnati jail
attempted to make their escape. A Cincin
nati paper gives the annexed account of the
t n the evening pr.
an attempt was madi
ceding the Ith of July,
bv the chain gang to !
from durance vib', by cutting a hole
through the ceiling of their cell, climbing
from thence to the garret, and then cutting
another hole through the outer wall, near
the ro"f. This tlu-y Lad nearly effected be
fore thev wre overheard. However, their
liois... awoke Mr. Millage, one ..f the turnkeys,
who, sci.iiig a club, immediately hastened
to tie- roof, wLere Le eiie-ounti i cd one or
two w ho had already made their wa through
the ept rture, and were making preparati uis
to ib--. -end et'itside the wall. A blow from
the club iu the bands ot Mr. M. laid one of
them low, while the other was brought to
terms bv a well-directed shot iu the arm.
I'ollow ing up his advantage, he sprang to
the edge of the roof, hum. i'.iatt ly above the
aperture, assuring the affrighted birds that
the tiist one who protruded hi" head would
nio-t assuredly lo.-e what little brains be
had b it. Iv tLi" time as-i-tancc arrived,
and the whipped scoundrel-1, cue of whom
i- Hii'v Adams, the monstrous thief, were
l c-e-.-t'ol te'd to sate 'planu s.
MIL KIN" i S IT'II.MTI RE.
furniture and h ' iscli.'ld effects of
the late lion Win. I!. King. Vice-President
of the I'liittd Slate.-, were sold at auction,'
iu Wa-hingt ni, on Tuesday. The lb-public
say- the furniture was lich and beautiful,'
the gvt at-r pait of it made to order ill Paris.
Among t l.e many :nticle a r'-i-ic el Chiek
iting pi -i no was sold lor .v.'i; ; a air .1'
r i io broime i-i". with marble pet.t-t.iN. j
;-l."ilt; a "tatuttte of Cupid. :"n'; Pmr stiil- ;
id wind nv cuit-iiiis with cornice and fixtures, .
.-'to each ; t tur arm chair-, each. Twit j
large and elegant cabinets, with Egyptian
marble t-p-. i -l.iboratt ly carted and iidai 1,
and an oval centre table, ri. -h! v '.lit and in
laid with -hell, were purchased by Mr. Syd
: iicv Web-ti r for the President of the built .1
' Stale-, at e'i. UI f r the - t.
N.U CROWINO IN THE ri.ESH.
A lute writer in the Ohio Cultiv ator give
rhc following remedy :
Cut a notch in the middle of the n ii
eve'-', t'nic the nail i- pared. The di-p -i
li.n; "to close tiie no'.cli dr uvs the nail tVom
the si l. s. D curd mine alter 1 had
ftr.-J -vjik; vit'j. io Ct-t.-rii'i;.
NKW SCHOOL rKMSlIYTKRIAX..
U ,m lc n-tolli-ctfJ that r!. ficmVal An-
fvlM of ,e al,ove demuniuation, which
,lat ,U111C tilll(; , Juffll, ,ook aL.,ioll
oll tLe ,u,j,.et ,,f Mave-y, and pn.posed
,.r;,.s of j,,, uiri,.s concerning slaveholders
lld hlavehoiding in the church. We have
,1U n.,t tcs.p,JII!sC ,0 t,js act;()n from a con-
v.i.i;..n f NnriLn nf K,niLm ti,nil.,.
of the Church held at Murfree-Lorou h on
thc fourth of la-t mouth. The Convention
comprised six ministers and one elder from
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - -
t,e .OI-th-rn Church. So long as their
Ul(.,m. 0f the .North ami West remain on
,,0 Cuii-titntiun, the Southern Church will
.t.,,,,1 . .,u, with then. Lot. inn ,oi,,t..
literally )" w hen they leave fW, they leao
As n summary to the conclusions to which
they have conic, on mature reflection, they
submit the following' resolutions :
1. We hold ourselves, and the members
of the churches we represent, to be an in
tegral portion of the l're.-bj terian Clni-eh
in the t'nited Slates, and entitled to all the
rights mid immunities of the said church.
In regard to slavery, we stand on tho
plati'ot-m ot the liible and the constitution
..I the ehuri.-h, which, in our opinion, now hern
leaches that the holding of slaves is a sin
Ar discip'tiiiiitle offence; that, const tit l.tly,
the resolution pa-se.1 b the llcueral A.-st m
i My at I-etioit in '.", defining win rein it is,
and is not an offence, is unconstitutional,
ami of no binding force.
H. That we shall look with interest to tho
course that shall be pursued by the eotiser
V.u've brethren of the Northern and West
ern "tortious of the church at the next lieu
erai Assembly, whether they will lend us
their aid iu preserving tbe integrity of tho
church, and arresting the course of seditiou
al agitation, and settling the church ou thc
basis of its standard. So'.'i VuruHniuii.
DIVORCE AND REMARRIAiill.
It has keen said " facts are often stranger
than ticti 'ii," ami every day's experience
proves the truth of the aphori-in. liy a
i' feicuee to our law reports, it will be seen
that a very singular case of divorce was de
cided yesterday at the sptcial term of the
t. omuiou l'lcas
T'Le facts are Li icily thcst
gentleman, residing in this
city, bt comes enamored of a poor but
viituous girl. They are married, and iudno
time are blessed with a smiling cherub a
j. ledge of the ir mutual at.ectioii. 1'uit " the
course of true love never did run smooth,"
a- fre.pjentiy after the oon-ummati on of tho
marriage relations as Let'.. re tht-y are en
tered upon, ilu-ines.s calls ihe gentleman
tt Europe, and the same cause de-lavs !.:
return lor a b ug time. Meanw bile slander,
with her hundred eyes and ears, is busy nt
work, 'ihe absent husband is charged with
iuliJt'iity. Ihe lady becomes indignant,
applies to the Courts, and sues out a divorce
with live thousand dollars as alimony, which
is immediately paid over i. the friends of
the absent husband. Tbe lady, having yes
terday become of age, (g'l years ) comes be
fore the Court, asking that the above men
tioned sum be paid to her-clf, which was of
eoiir-e granted. Hut, in the midst of all
this legal warfare, the husband returns,
-. t ks an interview with hit1 former wife, ex
plains away all that had been said to his
disadvantage, and a second time the happy
couple sought the altar, and a secoud time
the knot was tied, and we presume firmlv
enough this time to last them tin
tlu-ir lives. At ir 'nrk Ejits.
THE YEAR OE 1'1'STU.ENCE.
For a year pa-t the yellow fever has been
raging with great virulence on the coast of
South America and in a number of the West
India islands. At the island of llayti pro
bably not less than oi:e hundred Amciieaii
officers and seamen have died, besides a,
large number of the inhabitants. At Ja
maica, Deuierara, Antigua, c, it has been
very fatal. The Wc.-t India Englb-h fleet
La- .i-t many seauie-u and several valuable
officers by the di-order. In one ease a l!ri
tish steamer lost .-evel:ty-tive men. In Cu
ba the Cholera and yellow fever fog, tLi r
have carried oil thousands. On the ci-a-l
of South America, Rio Janeiro has been
visited the llriti-Ii consul, among others,
falling a victim to the dreadful disorder.
At Hahi i also it has been .('lite fatal ; and
at l.i-t it Las reached New Orleans, and al
ready carried off nearly as many victims as
during the visitation of 117, though per
haps fewer persons of eminence.
MAY AND DMCEMDER MARRIED.
At Pari-h Church of lliuiblctou. by Rev.
John Vernon, Ja.mks IIol'.ntNS, E-.p, of
Cladeslcy Corbet t alter a courtship ut four
davs, and ll.MUttKT, youngest daughter of
Win. Chamber, ft' the New House nimble
ton. The bridegroom was in his ninety
seventh v.-ar, and Lad no time to lose ; his
fair bride, wLo Lad seen ... ally sixteen summer-,
Lad pit v on him, and tjok him off hand,
" for better or for worse," after he had settled
upon her the whole of hi.-.propeity, amount
;.. to t-.'io.i a vcar. Jo...Vc. 0' :tftV.
WE llt.lPE SO.
A writer iu the Wa-iiinton Ib pah
that an improved pi
i ol a railroad
be ami .niiicfd.
rt-ss, and w l.l
secure the pa
-eu -i r fi"Ui iniury .
oinpu-li tut- in
st ardent wi-h for spectl
coming in e."i-i
a plan of raio'o
sciig. r or tin- ma
,.f rau-on,' u;l the rail, or
ni with an opposing train :
-id that vtid cirible tic p I'
ll p. reach the Pacific Venn
in as niai.v
on reo.in .
as tin re are nine-. t-
Simmsii M.v ki:m
tne, th.i lir-t th it
l... -irrived at New V oik ' his e I -
II.'-"- . , .,
Washington ni irKct, at -.- . Itw-'igi-
af-! four pounds, I lie average tt-.g.u . i-os u
I i, al oj. t .o pjd-J-'.