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Dkbntotte 444.nillibbNencinber 28.18.
CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE :
IHE UMW OF A BARRISTER.
In the second year of my connexion with the
N or thern Circuit, when, even junior briefs were
merit less ammo= than acceptable,lwas ngree-
t bly surprised as I sal
_musing on the . evening of
thy arrival in the ancient city of York, upon the
c apncietut mode in which-those powerful persona-
r cef , the attorneyte, distribtited their valuable bvors,
;. f the entrance of one of the most eminent of the
- i re practising in that part of the country, and the
q ; pith wittie s t' . of a bulky brief in the Crown
court on which, as my glance instinctively fellon
interesting figures, I perceived that the large
ve , is criminal cases, of filly guineas was marked
The local newspapers, from which 1 had occasion=
ally seen extracts, had been for some time busy
w ;ti the ca.e : and I knelt,' it therefore to be, rela.
..teiy to the condition in life of the princij al per
,on implicated. an importa3t one. Ru.nor had 0 ..-
..:sted the conduct of the defence to an eminent
eider of the circuit—since one of our ablest judg-
es. and on looking - more closely at the brief, I per
ire i that that gentleman's name bad been cross
oat. and mine h.ubstituted. The fee also—a
agiecable alteration—had been, I sac,
a-ttles'ably reduced: in acconlark'e. dontule F s,
!•, Ito , attorney's appreciation of the difference
t.i,ue between a silk and stuff gown.
.11.qi are not sir. 1 helies'e, retained for the pros
the crown against Everett r• s4id Mr.
:1 f. husiness manner.
o% Mr !..3rpe."
:r7 r.t.e. I beg to ieinzer yon the leading
- ,l.o.,le:ence. It was intended, as you per-
V.ice it in the hands of our oreat pri
hut he be so completely- occupied
13r. that he has been compelled to declMe
ti n.,•:,; toned tou : and from what I have
r•otra at you in several cases. I have no
nn uniorninate client will have ample jus
t, o;:t- ;nnt Mr. Kings;on will be with you!' •
i ! Mr Sharpe tar hi= compliment, and
;t• brief As the commission would be
• ~1 ing morning. I at once applied
~e 0 , .• • a perusal of the bulky paper, aided as
Pn he the A et'oa.l exptanationa and commentaries
Mr. Sharpe. Our _conference lasted several
and it was arranged that another should be
"e“.l early the next morning at Mr Sharpe's office,
whica Mr Kingston would assist.
r. iemely sensitne, as, under the circiamsfan
es. I must necessarily have been, to the arduous
ro-e of the vase duties so unexpectedly devolved
- cnn me. the iollowing, ttzume of the chief inci
gf :he clDe :as confided to me by Mr. Sharpe,
v4l, I think. frilly account to the reader for the
-^rvott: trritabt:lty under which I for the moment
Mr Frsdenvir Everett, the prisoner about to be
'i-aifned before a jury of his countrymen for the
crime of murder, haJ. with his father, I,
A-Amoy Everett, resided for several yearn
e a: Woodlands :NtanorLilouse, the seal of Mrs.
Ferhugh, a rich elderly maiden lady, aunt
:1-4 and sister by marriage to the last taam
.:- lf-ran. A 4,eneteti.. pteus, high-minded
"Mr. Fitzhilah was represented to hate been
fil , en•ely tiensiiive 'that on the score of
The 'Fitzlinghs of Yorkshire, she was
•-• it) " came in await the Coriquerer, -
any branch of the glorious tree, then firmly
: ti the god of En7lanti, that degraded Itself
an alllawe ‘r,-a7lh, beauty, 9r worth,
`‘eilma utlhout 11,e pale of her narrow priejmit
c, wa*ittexotably cut oti from her atlections, and
ss far as she was 1!4. hoin her memory
nie—the prim of tS.,r :.enders—had been
Fitzhi:l;it_ her yr:Lin t z. tair, gentle, and only
•,stel'. fa I.::er distiaiii and sligh• of the elipity
ance<hy. she had chosen to unite herself to a
::- - ;orna:i of :he name of 51ot-daunt, who, though
,N , e,q.! of great talents, an nnspotteil.name, and,
rs aze. high rank in the civil service of the
".as Initial, Company, had—inexpiable misfortune
—a %-ader for his grandfather! This crime against
!t 3lrs. Eleanor Fitzhugh resolved nev
e . and she steadily rearmed; unopened.
ttecceot :eters addressed to her by her sister,
Oil pined to her distant Indian home for a renew-,
of the oli sisterly love. which had watched over
glaiiitecel her Ide from infancy to woman
xod. A Ion& silence— a silence of many years—
xi-reeled broker:. at last, by the sad announce
-tent, that the ctitoT,is-en one had long since found
ear') rav e in a foreign land.
The ;ester which brought the intel li gence bare
e Lonean ?est-mark, and was written by Captain
to iom, it was stated. Mrs. Eleanor
F*- 7 -Lt.'„;it's sister, early widowed, bad been united
tee Nut nupitais. and by whom she had borne a
Ftet'enek Everett, now nearly twenty years
V 4 The keg-pent -tip affection of hire. Fits=
f.x her once idolised sister bond forth at tins
,vir.conceinerit of her death, with uncontrollable
":•etes- and. as some atonement for her past sin
css,llracy she immediately invited the husband
to t ot her long-lost Mary to Woodlands ;llta.H
le' be .heueefortb, she ard, she hoped
, so on alter their arrival, Mrs. Fitz
made s W la--the family property was endue
a her disfrosal—revokinga former one, which
eatiied the whole of . .the real and personal
* " ..5. '"F to a distant relative whom she had Dever
'"' 4 t and which all was devil:tate bet nephew,
!"" , eameiliaiely proclaimed Me heir to the
jztuth yielding'ajearlyrentalYif al least
'LW Nty so thetrotte. dr was She si'rthenea
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which. as I hai : e stated, PQ secret was
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No two persona could be more unlike, thin were
the fattier and son—mentally, morally, pkyvinally.
Frederick Everett was a fair-haired, blue-eyed
young man, of amiable, caressing manners, vb.
tle disposition, and ardent poetic tectiperament.—
His father, on the contrary, was a dark-featured,
cold, haughty, repulsive' marl, ever, aptiarently
wrapped up in selfish and moody reveries. Be-
tureen him and his son there appeared to exist but
little of corglio intercove i although,* highly
sensitive and religions tone of wind of Frederick
Everett caused him to treat his patent with awn,-
vying deference and respect.
The poetic temperament of Frederick Everett
brought Lim at last, as poetic temperaments are apt
to do, Into trouble. Youth, beauty, innocence, and
grace, united in the person of Lucy Carrington--
the only, child. of Mr. Stephen Camngt, oir, a respec
table retired merchant of moderate means, resid-
ing within a fris miles of Woodlands Manor-House
--crossed his path ; and spite of his shield of ma
ny quanerings, be was vanquished in an z instant,
and almost with Out registance. The at least tacit
consent and approval of Mr. Carrington and his
fair daughter secured, Mr- Everett, junror,—hasty,
headstrong lover that he was--immediately dis.
closed his matrimonial projects to his father and
aunt. Captain Everett received the announcement
with a sarcvtic smile,, boldly remarking, that if
Mrs. Fitzhugh was satisfied, he. had no . objection
to offer. But, alas! no sooner did her nephew,
with much periphrastic eloquence; impart his pas-
-ion for the daughter of a mere merchant to his
aunt. than a vehement torrent of,indignant rebuke
brol,e horn her lips. She would die rather than
consent to so degrading a rnesalhanu ; and should
he persi=t in yielding to such gross infatuation. she
would not only disinherit, but banish him Imm her
house, an. cast him forth a bear on the world
Language this : one can easily understand, pro-
coked lanzuat..7,e from the indignant young man,
which in less heated moments he would hare dis-
d.tined to utter; and the aunt and nephew parted
in tierce anger. anti after mutual denunciation or
each other—he as a disobedient ingrate, she as an
oniferiou , , ungenerous tyrant. The qiiartel alas,
with some difficulty patched up by Captain Ever-
et; ; ald with the exception of the change which
took place in the disappointed locefs,demeanor—
from lighted hearted gaiety to gloom and sullen
ness—thio. alter a few days, went ow pretty near
ly as before.
The sudden rupture of the hopes Mrs. Eleanor
Fitzhugh had reposed in her nephew as the restor
er of the glories of her ancient " house," tarnished
by Alary Fitzhugh's marriage, algected dangerous
ly, it soon appeared, that lady's already failing
health. A fortnight after the quarrel with her ne
phew, she became alarmingly ill. Unustial and
balling symptoms showed themselves ; and after
suflering during eight days from alternate acute
pain, and heavy, unconquerable drowsiness, she
expired in her nephew's arms. This sudden and
fatal illness of his relative appeared to reawaken
all Frederick Everett's tenderness and affectiod for
her. He was incessant in his close attendance in
the sick chamber, permitting no one else to admin
islet to his aunt either aliment or medicine. On
this laner point, indeed, be insisted, with strange
fiercenes.s, taking the medicine with his own hand
from the man who brought it; and after adminis
tering the prescribed quantity, carer:llly locking up
the remainder in a cabinet in his bed room.
On the morning of the day that Mrs. Fitzhugh
died, her ordinary medical attendant, h 1 r. Smith,
terrified and perplexed by the urgency of the
symptoms exhibited by his patient: called in . the
aid of a locally-eminent plysician. Dr. Atelier. or
Dr. Archford- 7 the came is not very distinctly writ- 1
ten in my memoranda of these occurrences; but
we wilt call him Archer—who at once changed the
treatment 01 then pursued, and ordered powerful
emetics to be administered, without, however, •
we hare seen, prodncing any Faxing or sensible
.effect. The grief of Frederick Everett, when all
hope was over, was unbounded. threw him
self, in a paroxysm of remorse or frenzy, upon the
bed, accusing hiniself of having murdered her.
with other serape and incoherent 'expressions, up
on which an intimation soon afterwards made by
Dr. Archer threw startling light. That gentleman,
conjointly with 3dr. Smitli f reirmstertan immediate
interview witteCaptainEventi, and Mr. HanlYaran,
the deceased rally's land-steward and sticitor, who
happened to be in the house at the time. The re
quest was of comae complied with, and Dr.. Arch
er at once bluntly stated that, in his opinion. poiion
had been administered to tbedeceased lady, thoogh I
of what precise kind he was somewhat at a limit to
conjecture—opium essentially, he thought, though:
certainly not in any of its ordinary prepanuions—
one of the alkaloids probably Which chemical eel
enee had recently discovered. De this as i* *ley,
a post-mortem examination of the body worth) clear
up all. doubts, and shonld take place at' apbedily is
possible. Captain Everett at once acceded to Dr.
Archer's proixisl, ;tithe same lime observing that
be wee quite sore the result would entirely disprove
tnat gentleman's =gumption.. Mr. Elaidyntan also
fully concurred in the necessity of a rigid investi
gationi' and the ,post irionem examination should,
it was arranged, take place early QO the Jollowing
inTilince • .
VI bate =Whet and very painhd duty to . pet.
form,” noutinned Dr. Archer, addiesaing Captain
Everitt. "I find that your son, Mr.. Ftederink: ET -
erett,.alone admit:tittered. medicine .and,alintent
Dins FitztitrAi daring bet illness. -"tinagerf ptesi.
tity - uliolly Iterated expre!akiotis,•ltit which sound
ed vastly like cries of rinnone, irrnprestrible'b,
person ended to crime, esealied • bins in 'ms
just after thi.t:tose of the finitrreise
But perhain Captri Everett, you had , h o uttut . reSrot2e;
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greatly. MG Frederick Everolgtynkin i i rnkltlatoy
his aunt's death y and that bet disease, ,-mortawer,
will enable him to conclude the marriage 10-which
she was so deterinineffly opposed. I think, there
fore, that, under all the cireomstanFes, ive shall be
fully justified in placing the young gentleman un
der such-;-.1 will not say custody, bet surveillance,
as will prevent him either from leaving the house,
should he imagine himself suspected, or of de
stroying any evidence which may possibly exist of
his guilt, if indeed he be guilty.))• .
" I entirely agree-'witloyesuk Dr. kieberxlrlex
claimed 111 f. Jia4 listened` iit
much . excitetneat to the doilOr 3 s nartativp,
will, upon my own responsibility, take the twee.
Nary steps for effecting the' object you have'in,
" Gentlemen," said Captain Everett, rising from
his chair, " you will of course do your.dow ; bat I
can take no part, nor otter any counsel, in such a
case: I must leave you to your own devices."—
He then left the apartment.
- He bad been gone but a few minutes, when
`Frederick Everitt, still in a state of terrible excite-
ment, entered the room, strode fiercely up to Dr
Archer, and ilemand3d how he dared . propose, as
the butler had just informed him he had done, a
dissection of his aunt's body.
• " I will net permit it," continued the, agitated
young man : "I am master here, and I say
it shall not be done. What new horror would you
evoke Is it not enough that one of the kindest,
best of God's creatures, has perished, but another
sacriece must --What do I say I Enough that
I will not pennit IL I have men familiar cases--
very similar cases in—in India!'
The gentlemen so strongly addressed had ex
changed siguifih.ant glances during the delivery of
Lois incoherent speech; and quite confirmed in
their previous impressions, Mr. liardymin, as their
Spokesman ; interrupteil the speaker, to inform him
that he was th& suspected assassin of his aunt !
The accusing sentences had hardly passed the so-
licitoes lips, when the Pinions young man spmri
towards him with the bound of a titer, and at On
blow prostrated hint Go the floor. He immedi
ly aetzed by the two medical gentlemen, and belt)
haying been summoned, be was with mach difftL
culty secured, and placed in strict confinement, to
await the result of the next day's inquiry.
The examination of the body disclosed the ter
rible fact, that the deceased lady had perished by
acetatemorphine ; thus verifying the sagacious
guess Dr. Archer. A minute search was imme- 1
(Irately ale throughout Mr. Frederick Everet's
apartnitas, and behind one of the drawers of a
cabins in his bed/Gam—at the back of the shelf
or parn. l ion on piich the drawer rested, and of
course completely bidden by the drawer itself
when in its place—was found a flat tin flask, fluted
on the outside, and closed with a screw stopper;
it was loosely enveloped in a sheet of brown pa.
per, directed " —Everitt, Epq., Woodlands Ma
nor-House, Yorkshire;" and upon close examina
tion, a small quantity of white powder which prov
ed to be acetate of morphine was found in the flask.
Suspicionof young Everitt's guilt now became
conviction ; and, as if to confirm beyond all doubt
the soundness of the chain of circumstantial evi
dence in 'which he -was immeshed, the butler, John
Darby, an aged and trusty servant of the late Mrs.
Fitxhaeh, made oo the day the following deposi
-1 lion before the magistrates :
" Ile had taken in, two days before his late miss
, ress was seized with her fatal. inflows, a small
brown paper parcel which hail been broteato by
coach from London. and for which 2s. 10.1.carritwe
was charged and paid. The , paper found in Mr.
Frederick Everett's cabinet was,.he could positive
ly swear, from the dates and figures marked on it,
and the handwriting, the paper wrapper of that par
cel. lie had given it to young Mr. Everett, who
happened to be in the library'. at the time. About
five minutes aherwnnis. he had occasion to return
to the library, to inform him that some-fishing-tack
le he-had ordered was sent home. The door was
ajar; and Mr. Frederick did not at first perceive his
entrance, as be was standing wtth his back to the
door. The paper parcel he, the butler, had just
before delivered, was lying open on the table, and
Mr. Everett held in one hand a flat tin flask—the
witness ha I no doubt the same found in the cab'.
net—and in the other a note which he was readings
He, the witness, coughed, to attract Mr. Everen's
attention, who huriedly tumeckround,elapped down
the flask and the note, shuffling them tinder the pa
per wrapper, as if to *deal them, and then, in a
very . confused manner, and his face as red as
flame. asked erimees-vrhatkewanted there I Wit
'boss thought this behaviour verf- stranke at' the'
time; but the ineident'isoixi from his miad;
and he had thought nn'iiiiirsi• Opt til the fin 47, of
-the, paper and the flask. as deacribed . by the other
witnesses .v - - - .
Mr. Frederick Everett, who bad manifested the
strangestiirilla- 4 Pirt l Yr ..? c almness _ of : des p air,
then4bouulteeoquiry, which perplexed , and dis
heartened Mr. Sharpe, whew. *Mew bad been re:
(mired by Captain Everett,.': irlioiiiid eel, A& rtias,..l
chievous evidence - fcr ;lasi with6iin 7initeoe com
ment or expbusitiow: and be was,. as st Miser ilk
coerce, folly iecfmited for the wpfut dinnier'efbia_
relative. ` The 4: !iritiinettidiel ; awl/Jetta*,
motive inelged, was, items irk,compbub-rint.,ak.
link was wanting_ • s ~ . ' ..- -- •• ' - ' A '.' 6 . --.
These were thethief iiteiilettbr Afeleeel r ?iti.'
by Mr. Sharpe dutieg cr,a51414k144 11 4 4/4.0 : •+
tation. Al the precise eutergto4 l ,4 l4 MOW AlrPiw ,
cions whiCh haunted and disturbed me, I shall only
Inl isjillaCelsaY lhat4* lll g. 0 4 r sSIPPIPrr eoriP9 l . -
sequently, myself, would in all -probabibar have.
guessed-we glanced anktenr,-bot forttbso pessitaitit
asseiebrdisf MissC'FlP" l ° T ) ' e r ' hail ` g • laili fiet —
KZ:4'i' ;a . 4,,,i n g ) 4 4„wr kin.: k, - ii;....' c hi g ruig,
motive of hosier' ror duty. - - • ;
PAiiscideantlenatity. - -Mhniosalt4wrt dain:.-1111e
sionillittselliin iildt 4 tettionlik ,
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-,*righoms, ~,. , , ~ ,
and.readinets on all occunoms Kt sacrifice his
.own,ess,e „his own wiohes, to bum] the kappi
,!!tfe and, above all, =Wits.
°Cbottlot—duty, ifyou will—wtrielt ' woald,.l feel
wined, prompt him to incur any peril, death itself
to shield from &Apr say one who had claims up
onhim eitber_of blood or of affection. You know
t whom my suspicion! , point;, awl how dreadful
to think that one so young, so brass, pious, auk so
true, should be sacrificed for such a monster as I
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-.taT.n thilfltftlwillaele-PAP l 4 ll Wreas ibe_extos
ney could only reply_ Ojai ssore i suspicistw wets.
,apt judjMal.proo flu , and ttstaf Als.biteilevick, Ryer-
IWw°4 Persist in,his vatetitabuessrvet'ataal re•
milt was -inevitable. But Mt. Sharps readily con
sented to gratify the :wishes of Mr. Carrington and
his daughter on me point: be returned the mooey .
not a verylatgesurn, which Captain Everett had
sent hirn,.and a„, , .c.wd, that Mr. Caningtoo should
supply Ike, funds necessary for the defence of the
Our consultalion the next day at Mr.•Sharres
Was a sad and hopeless, one. Nowheredid a gleam
of cheerful light break in. The ease was over
whelmingly complete against the prisoner.. The
vague suspicions we entertaiueslbioled to a crime
so monstrous, so incredible, that we felt it could
not be so much as hinted at upon sucklegally Ma'
sidered, sli 3 Oupounds. The prisoner gas said to
be an eloquent speaker, and I undertook to draw
up the outline of defence, inspogning, with-all the
dialectic skill I was master of, the conclusiveness
.of the evidence from "the' crown. To thiP7 and a
host of testimony to character, which we proposed
to call, rested our faint hopes of " a good deliver
Business was over, and we were taking a glass
of wine with Mr. Sharpe, when his chief clerk en
tered to say that Sergeant Edwards, an old :told
ier—who had spoken to them some time before
relative to a large claim which be asserted hebad
against Captain. Everett, arising out of a4egacy be
queathed to him in India,. and the best 'mode alas
wring its payment by an annuity, as immeseA by
the captain—;had now called 10 nay that ee terms
were at last finally arranged, and that he wished to
koow_ when Mr.. Sharpe would be at leisure to
draw up the bond. " Ile not leerier his money !
excjaimed .41arpe tartly ; the captain will, I fear.
be rich enough before another week has passed
over Mir heads Tell him to halio•rhorrow even
ing;l will see him after 1 retorii . from court."' A
hswmincitesafterwards, 1 and Mr. Kingston toot
The Crowe Cram was thronged to safkCatiotfron
the followirg morning, and the excitement , of the
auditory appeared to be of the intense tied. Mira
Carrington, closely veiled. tat bewide her father on
one of the side benches. A true bill nainst the
prisoner had been found on the previous afternoon ;
and the trial,-it bad been arranged, to suit the con
venience of counsel, should be first proceeded
with . The court was presided over by Mr. Justice
Grace ; and Mr. Gurney—afterwards Mr. Baron
Gerney—wittrenother gentleman appeared' for the
prosecution. As soon as the inapt had taken his
seat, the prisoner was ordered to be brought in,
and a hush of expectation prevailed the assembly.
' In a leer minutes he made his appearance in the
dock. His aspect—calm, mournful, and left of pa
tient , tpr d ,ation—spoke strongly to the feelings
of the audience, and a tow murmur of sympathy
ran through= the Cont.. He bowed respectfully to
bench, and then his sad, proud eye wandered
roan i the auditory, till it rested on the form of La
ex Carringrten, who overcome by redden emotion,
had hidden her weeping face in her father's bo
Strong feeling, which he with difficulty master
ed. shook his frame, and blanched to a still deeper
Bailor his fine intellectual countenance. lie slow
ly withdrew his gaze from the agitating spectacle,
and his troubled glance meeting that of Mr Sharpe,
seemed to ask why prneee3ings which could only
hare one termination, were delayed. He had not
long tri wait. The jury were sworn, and Mr. Gur
ney rose to aediess them for the crown. Clear,
terse, logical, powerful without the eliOtest pre
tence to what is called eloquence, his speech pro
duces!, a tremendous impression upon all who
beard it; and feW persons mentally witheld their
assents° his assertion, as he concluded what was
evidently a painful task, "that should be produce
evidence substantiating the statement - he had made,
the man who could then refuse to believe in the
pritswoes guilt, would equally refuse credence to
acttiiiiS iiiinewed by his own bodily eyes"
- The.differeat wiiresses were then called, and
testified tos`the'varions facts I have before related
ltainydirklbd7filirgaton and 1 exert omsehresso in
valittainibir hien - a - fib% pros& of guilt icrdisPass-
O'orlaiely Uselesir . ," whispered
Pra*eoes* 1 an erns -examination
ofthiragenatlee.' 4 l - tie have done all that 'could
be &de; -bat he is a doomed man, spite of his in
nocence, 00%1411 kel; every Moment that I
at him tt e'more
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eatiSc machiaetylargethsplittinhr •
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prohibits the advocate of a poaaaniaidlis; •
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so Mae effect didlt inothatei 1 otir, in thnt Mem,
hotrecer ably 'aohei, and io*entisfied ant T that
though it . nieterrinideted with an artgedeloritiou6e,
it wooldlioie itit r pOrent to abate the stroll>
eerie ghtlC *lift+ yin; sik• iriihred.
ennui inive drairn from the %ody niirrenoii yin
haverhelini, tin& i 'etiltnot:f2tiitrffon
reading it, 'Fitt Only otisierves &telt pohrt.4o.l*-
jay to the awkinuid; sn to specie', anuyr:d againit
nre—in die MY oriniiptUting that* thiAiretriumf
stitirdererieoneritaite.snntiv liersiso brsitt tint*
leting the goal portion so the violin with 10.
Or 'Tbeie siiiroshtr
- bet this is by fir tfid - rinstfpowerftsi out: no. 1"
esnopt , Pehevit thaftitlitithiOe you to rtntn, a ver
dict nieding Inittiyibit the tooliph ts• '1
ing fiam'itriietrances, trill call a shmernt deaf,',
bot'wbich T; knowing my own heart,
sanctified by theliighest motives which can itit!
eince'inatr—it - tiontd be merely waste of time to te.
peat them. , From be first Moment, gentleman;
that this acensaiionqiis preferred against me, I felt
that I had done with this *odd; and, young as
am. but for one belayed being whose presence
lighted up and irradiated this is else bold and bar-
ten earth, I should, With reltictance have neeepted
tbiS gilt of an apparently severe, but perh4ps rnee
eilnl fate. This rife, tentleinen," be contibned af
ter I short puttee, " it bas been well said, its bnt a
tanle and march. T have been'struck down caily
in the Cornball but of what moment is that, ail be
Nil by Rim ivho witnesses the world-unnoticed
'deed of all his . sohlieng, that I have earned the vie.
to crown ? Let it be your consolation. enII e
men, if hereafter you should ai.eover that you have
sent me to an undeserved death, that you at leas:
will not have hurried a soul Fpotted with the nwitil
crime of murder before its Maker. And oh," he
exclaimed in conclusion, with solemn earnestness,
,‘ may all who have the gaik of blood - upon them
hasten, whilst lite is still granted them, to cleanse
themselves by zepentrincee of that fool sin, so -that
not only the sacrifice of our poor life, hot that most
holy and tremendous one offered in the- world's
consummated hour, may not Na them have been
made in vain! My loot and gentlemen, 1 have no
more to say. Yob will doubtless do your duty: I
hare done mine."
1 was atomics few minutes after the conclusion
of this strange and unexpected address, to call our
witnesses to cbaraiter; when to the suppose of the'
whote court, and the Consternation of the Prisoner,
Bliss Carringuni started up threw . aside her veil,
and addresiing die judge, demanded to be helm).
grieenly, grauefriT, rind of.tooching loveliness did
she look in her 1r ebernc4 of sorrow—radiant us
sunlight is her dayi of joy she must have been—
as she stand up, affeetion-Oompter.l, regardless. of
self, of the world, to make one last ellen to save
her affianced husband.
" What would you say, young lady!' said Mr
Justice Grose kindly. "It you have anything to
testify in favor of the prisoner, you had bettercom
ctionicate with the exsunsel."
" Not that—not that," she hurriedly replied, as it
fearful that her strength would fail before she. had
entmciated her purpose. "Pot, my lord, put Fred
eriek—the prisomitr, 1 mean--on his oath. Bid
him declare, as he shall answer at the bar of Al
mighty God, who is the murderer fur whom he is
about to madly sacrifice himself, and you will then
a Your request is an absurd one," interrupted
the judge with some asperity. " f have no power
to question a prisoner."
"then," shrieked the unfortunate lady, sinking
back fainting and helids in her fathers arms, he
is lost '''
She was immediaily carried out of conn ; and as
soon as the sensation caused by so extraordinary
nd painful an incident had subsided, the trial pro
ceeded. A cloud of witnesses •to ammeter were
called ; the4 , odge summed up; the jury delibera
ted for a few minutes ;and a verdict of 4 , guilty"
was returned. Sentence to die on the day after
the next followed, and all was over!
Yes; all was, we deemed, over; but happily a I
decree, reversing that of Mr. Justice Grasse, had
gone forth in Heaven. I was sitting al home about
an hour atter the court had closed, painfully ma
sing as the events of the da p when the door of the
apartment suddenly flew o , and in rushed Mr:
Sharpe in a state of gent e hement, accompani
ea by Sergeant rAw-ai, whom the reader will re.
member bad called the previcins day at that eentle
man's house. In a few minutes I was in pewee
ion of the following important information l abelled
by 31r. Sharper from the hall willing, balf-reluctrun
sergeant, whom be had found wailing for him _at
' his office
In the first place, Captain Everett was not that fa
ther of the prisoner ! The young man was the son
of Mary Fitzhugh by her tint marriage ;. and bis'
name, Consetptenlly, was biordzonc not Everett,
Fre atether had-survived her secondmaniicebare
ly iris mouths. Everett, cakulatindootalms upon
the great pecuniary advantages which would be.
likely to result to himself' as the reputed father of
the heir Ma splendid -,English estate, should the
tiSitel with Mrs Eleanor,. Fitzhzeu be Bah
-1 isgvioateed-r.bssultimstelV made up, bad. tweCbt
bardeceasel-wife's'infintson Spas his own. This
vrakthesemet al 'Edwards aid lita 'Wife; and to
to give r the band *lc se tausiry *hick-14p. Sharpe,
weissdraw-aP. Theatoty-Of Mir letticy arts: a''
.**4 ol .'''o/ 1426 0 .4 4 .4 ' *1*itY. 4 1
befe . rt iT erlu glali l d v him _bent wills?. a'
tam of money and apromise to-do more *
iik: l6lll 4 l iiilei t "/ "ifrezif#.: l llk 4 7o9ol4.:
u m it ialk tha rtw. . . .. .
AIM rims isilk May,
pssiiiist to* ikiiissowst Sir it , risoCfivileiff
cam , at i l •
+ , 4C.
.111 6 %-
i4l)g :' iiss,llotaxibriemsosiststimpa Uhl"
Iss was addireseed for some very ran sod saleable
' - '0 i 'll:4-'4.-'g.,,,:,:,‘,:t .
2=lllM • '
f:cvrilir, which the . captain, Aur scitnti66
parpow, and whills FAlwardi iTsis to''foriatio?
ecrielt to Woodlands Manor Houma. . • .
itd4rds obeyed his inandetirs, and delivered'
• to thwgibeer busby headed 'foreigner
to wb it was addressed, whb told lath timrirhe'
brought him the sum of 'robe!: mentioned in the
gete.lee, ihe,44lPaiegzillW, ate. gheithi. have thi‘vie
ti;_ilo tki fired. lie also-bade bins bring te well slop; ,
tiered byl , atle to_put it in. ,it's Mo . bottlii wit/ iii ft(
kint.• her Fritteb4EllA lib '4617. as if fording a bail .
ti 4 iietrthlfyitaiiisliifeAtiltiat'and - ii*iiiii-lleal?-
ett the povrdeutacked itni?ely Op,and.toldiagree
wel,3 4,4.14.1* og twri t ,ltopeTtketiot 4,
ir ti - e4ittn iViVfiti -- gaiiptit; j 6t(ininilefeiei t..
ViloctlindsVinor-flalle, ioikiliftKitiiti then take
A to ttielicialrhig.;ofilt4. Ito -1110erViCtsf.,6iii#,
thrtc2h he sail) sitiriln S . ..jocular way, that'
wdald hate(treMed tt C olra i n fre'rett, aahhti*4
built sie;ined Ac fiat! . gotl . Ediirat algal
reitiirieili6 .l 7(a-kshirti, only two -days Fiat*, itsitit
lA6 aiinuity i2afeti, and . Oriabatery was present iti
court at the trial of .FrellricklioFtlatint
and at mice, recognised the tin fta-:tk as 112 e 'ebe be
bad .porebased cagforwarde4l.ict Woodiancis i cifibret
it most in dne coOrse hner-arrived on the daytita-
tea IT the butter. 'terrified 4htl bewit . 4eretrat the
6ahsegtief.tes of crfial. hi. hall none, or hOttoei Poi db
dtraid4 hastened Whir; Sharpe; who ; flidint of.
exhotiatrons; thtints; 2 iiidfiroAtibe, juaicionsti Igen-
ded;iturneed him 16 make a et6an breast Ont.
As much astounded elaied by this milcwiled
infonnittion, it WAS some minutes before I could
stascieutty eoficentrate my ttioightz upon the pm
per course to be pu r sued.• I ‘vas uot, hevrever,
tong in deciding. Leaving, Mr Sharpe to draw tarp
an afFutal• of the facts disclosed by Edwards, and
to take e.-pm•ial, care of that worthy, l hastened to
the jail, in order to Obtain ail:turner:Alt elucidation of
aFl'the misterie4 ennneeted with the affair before
waited upon "Itlr. Justice Gro'se.
. 'the revulsion of feeling in the prisoner's mind
when be learned that the trian for whom he bad so
rectlessly micrificed himself lr3A not Mt" nbt his
lather, but a cold-blooded ciilain. a‘ho-aixtordim. to .
the testi M ony of ergetitit wants, had embiuered,
pt.:imps shortened. his mothers last hours was 1111-
rti edin te anti excessive. " 1 shrinfti have taken
Lney's advice !" he bruerho exclaimed, as . be sinxle
to and fro hiscell ; have told the truth at eltz
aids; and have left th e rest to God." ilia etp a-
tion' of the inciitcntS that had so pouted tit all was
as simple as satisfactory.. lie had always, from
his earliest days, stood much in awe of his father,
who in the, to souse Mordecai, sacred character of
parent exercised an irresistible control over him;
and when the butler entered the library, he believed
for an htstant it was his father. who bad serprised
him in the net of reading, his. correspondence - an
act which, bower es unintentional , would be . Irtew
excite Captain Everett's fiercest wrath.. Hence •
arrx-e . the dismay and confasion, which the butler
b.al tie , criced. Fre resealed the parcel ; and placed
it m his reputed father's dresi‘ingnicun ; and thought
lode more of the matter, till, ou entering his wanes
bedroom on the first evening other illnnes, be be
held Everett pour a small portion of white. podder
from the tin flask into the bottle containing kis Urines
reedit-Me. The terrible truth at once flashed
i two* him. - -- A fierce altercation immediately en
sued ha his father's dressing-mom, whither Frede
rick followed him. Everett persisted that the-pow
der was a celebrated pastern mediounent, which
could easi, his amts' life. The young man was
not of course deceived by this stialloW falseheod,
and from that moment administered the Medicine
to the patient with his own hands, and kept the bot
tles which contained it locked up in his - eabinell , —
" Fool tbat 1 was 4" he exclaimed in conetteiotti,
"to trust to such a paltry precaution to defeat that
accomplished master of wile and fraud ! On the
very moraine of my acmes death, I suprised him
Rhyming and locking one of my cabinet drawers.
' so dumbfounded was I with terror and dismay atthe
sight, that he left the morn by a side door without -
observing me. You have now the key to myetin
duct. 1 k tithed to look upon the mmderer; bet I
would hare died a thousand death rather than
tempt to save my own life by the sacrifice M" a
father's—bow guilty soever he might be.'
Furnished with this explanation, and' the arida-
I rit of Edwanls„ I waited upon the judge aluf oh
' rained not only a lespite for the prisoner, big a -war
rant for the arrest of Captain Everett.
itwas a bu-y evening. Edwards was rerpatch
ell to London iu the friendly custody of an intent
gent officer, to secure the person of the It:reign.
looking vendor of subtle poisons; and Mr. Sharpe.
with two constables, set riff in a postchai.se for Wond
lands Manor-House. It was late -when they arriv
ed there, mid therams ieforitted their' that Cap
tain Everett had al They ea rly retired MI torthse
sr ri a
' insisted upon seer him; and he presented„irrap
ped in a dressing -town. and haughfily demanded
their business with him a such an hour. The an
.wet smote bim as with a thonderbck, cud he
.1a..17e, red backwards, till arrested by tho wall of
fie apirtmentp.and then sank feebly-, nervelessly,
Into a chair. Eagerly after a pause he qeeistione-d
the intruders upon the nature of the evidenee against ,
him. Sir Sharpe briefly replied that Edwards was
in custody. and had revealed everything. •,. , •
"It isindeeil so? - ' rejoined Everett, Seeming to
derive resolution and fortitude from the very extre=-
roily of despair. Then the game is unquestionably'?
lost. ft ; was however boldly and skithilly prayed and
I am not . a man torrhirnpe . r over a Waitron of the
/nee, In a few minutes.. gentlemen," he added,
" I shah have changed triftiress;and by featly to
accorupany you. • , •
We cannot lose ekght of you for an instants
replied \lr. nave, "One of the officers racir,.ae....
company You-" -
-I' Be it so : 1' shall tot (keno either Ifiaf or putt
_Captain- &sena, followed by !be officer. passed..
into his drmaing•rooria. He °Obi gown ;
and pointingto a coat suspended on a peg an; the -
lather intarmity,wf the apartment, rammed: lbw
cohlysahle to reach it fur him. The man hagelled ."
to com ply Withhis wish_ Swiftly, F.reteu opened
a dreaktitiase whieh-stood on - a table near hint; -
the office:the:aril the sham clicking of a pistollocki
and ummikawifily•rauniL Too la's!
part fang thro%•tt the house. the room wan frthak„
with smoke and the' wretched assn. in mines
cge lity4..itOntleil on the floor a - riankitkicnistae,
It trontd.be useless to minutely-meapikabtePthe'
itnal,wiudiag.up,of thiskayentful:shatna: Suffice it
to otiord, tbat.theperioashNecited facts st - ens
itiglitistabrAK tin 4 th ht - Mr. Fredrick
ins -after a sitthailit; - "reiliteAttl to - Tritidtinf antra
The* akin Am -ad; t natri
pia theikwitiaibla 141011#firith''ilkl±*
°Twos inge . ay.,i'the4,ekiestlant : '
th B SPreM4,-PadP*-Ig the.-
aid . is - by no m sa eats ate: andikfti* . t ,.„ 4tt
of the letnipnotts Mini; •