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ET GUNGE 'LIMIT. a
When your plani of life . afeslepr,
Go ahead ; • S
But, no faster than your brain;
Haste is altrake in the rear
If dame Prudence have the reins,
Da not -ask too broad a test ; -
- Go ahead ;
lagging never clears the sight;
- 1v hen you do your duty best. -
't.You will best know what is right,
Never doubt a righteous cause ;
Go ahead ;
I Throw yourself completely in ;
----Confzignee shaping all your laws,
Manfully, through thick and thin,
Do not 'ask go with yon
Go ahead ;
Numbers ! Sporn the coward's plea
if there be but one or two,
Single handed, though it be,
Though before you mountains rise,
Go ahead ;
Scale them ! certainly you can !
Let therli proudly dare the skies—
What are 'Mountains to a !
Though fierce waters round you as
Go ahead ;
Let no hardship bailie yol k ;
Though the heavens Mir and Gash,
- Still, undaunted, firm and true,
Go ahead. .
Heed not tammon's golden bell;
Go ahead ;
Make no compromise\ with sin ;
Tell the,Serpent he looks well,
But you cannot let him in,
Deter days ere - drawing nigh ;
Making Duty all your pride,
,You mustloosper, live or die,
Frir all HeavWs on your side,
TETA Rant 14,13.1irEl DIM
Byd LONDON POLICE OFFICER.
A little more than a year after the period when
adverse circumstances—chiefly the result of my
•own reckless follies—compelled me to-enter the
raii of the metropolitan police, as The sole means
left me of procuring food and raiment, the atten
iiiit of one of the principal chiefs of the force was
attracted toward me by ingenuity and boldness
whigh I was supposed to have manifested in hitting
npoii and unravelling a clue which ultimately led
to the detection and punishment of the perpetrators
olan atistizally contrived fraud' upon an eminent
tratlesman of the West End of Lon - ticur.---Thechiefs
'tent for me and slier a somewhat lengthened con
versation, not only expressed approbation of my
conduct in the particular matter under discussion,
but hinted-That he might shortly need my services
it, other affairs requiting intelligence and resolu
" I think I have a4l you before," he remarked,
with a meaning Millie on dismissing me," when
you occupied a diflerent position from your present
one. Do not alarm ". yourself; I have no wish to
pry unnecessarily into other men's secrets. We-
tern is a name common enough in all ranks or•so:
oiety, and I may, you.know,"—berctbe cold saiile
deepened in ironical expression- A be mistaken.—
At all eventrottliestimony of the gentlemen whose
Tecommealation obtained you admission to the
force—l have looked into the matter since I heard
- °- - 44 your behavior in the late bnsmess—is a sufficient
guarantee that nothing more serious than imiiru
klenee and !oily cart be laid to your charge. I Have
-neither right nor inclination to inquire fortkr. To
morrow, in all.probability, I shall send for you,"
I came to the conclusion, as I walked horne
t war,lA ; that his intimation of having previously
met me iry another sphere of life w-ts a random'and
unfounded one, as I lead seldom vikted London in
my prospermksilays, and still more rarely mingled
in its societyl, - My wife, however, to whom l of
course related the substance of:the conversation,
reminded me that he had once been at D oncaster
during the races; and suagesfed that he n ight P°B
- have seen and noticed me there..,.This i itras a
sufficiently .probable explanation of thek.iiint; • but
whether the correct one or not,'l cannot decide, as
he never afterwards alluded to the subject, and I
had pat the sti4htest wish to rentlir Y.
Three days elapsed before I received the.expect.
eJ sonsmons. On waiting on libe l ' I was 'agreeably
tartlet. to find that I was to'be - once employed on
a missio n which the most sagacious and et perienced
at detectivo•oflicers would ,havellpit honored to
u Here is if wfitterrdesetiption.ollba persons of
'bit PO'g Of blackleg,lciiiintllein,•and,ilel7 l , l ' eon=
chided the 'conimissioner,,ritrUmikt'iiiihl:slpittrtiF.
will be your dieet to disentier their
private haunts and secure , ptidoogocf their
° ons'glractieea. ': We havabeen hithertobladed
harry y 4581 of
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and a few other minordiretions;needle".to
Wale; fswaerditmissed to a taskmftichdiffktaltartil
POiaibir . Oi r ilcitis* #CMili!isiO,* ( i;tiiiiti.a: WO
deligitillif filler frOlit 016'06111y' tirinOto4 ititi 'j dtili,
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~,.I hasteml home; stiffener dressligWith great
care;—the biftli part of inf wardrobe bad been fcir
tunatelY,,auts44 4 by.Emily from the *MCI of lip
fortunee—l p*eeded to Lady. Elation's' mansion . .
I' was immediately manthaled to thedrawing mom,
where I, found her ladyship and her ffaughtet—a
beinitifuli fairi , ,,loOkitig gitt-4wilting my arrival.
Lady Evarton` appeared greatly Surpriled at,..my ap •
penance, differing, as I dare say, it altogether did,
from the abitmct idel'of a policeman; hOwever at
tired or disgoisa; and , it was not till she had per.
sued - the note of which I was the bearer, that her
haughty aid inensauloun'stare became mitigated to
a gland: of lofty, coritlescendent civilty.
"Be 'seated, Mr. Waters," said her ladyship,
waving', gm to a chair. (r This oote‘informs me
that yoflave been selected for the'duty of endeay.
ing to oi - ideate my son from the perikins entangle•
merits in which he has Unhappily involved himself.",
I was 'about to reply—tor I was silly enough to
feel somewhat nettled at the noble lady's haughti
ness of manner—that I was engaged in the public
serviceof extirpating a gang of swindlers with whom
her son had involved hi self, and. was there to
Ladyship, procure from her y any information she
.might be possessed ot, likely to forward so desire•
ble a result; but fortunately the remembmnie el
my actual position, spite of gentleman's attire, flash
ed vilidl u on my mind ; and instead of permit.
Ling niygglib tongue , - irreverently in:the pres
ence old light honorable, I bowed with deferential
Her ladyship proceeded, and I, in substance, ob
tained the following information:
Mr. Charles Merton, during the few months that
elapsed since the atta_nment of his majority, hail
very literally " fallen among thieves." A passion
for gambling seemed to have taken entire posses.
'lna of his being; and almost every day, as well
as night, of his haggard and feverish life was pas
sed at play. Ama of ill-luck, according to hi: own
belief—had set In against him, and he had not only
dissipAed i , all the ready money which he had in
heritid; and the large sums which indulgence of
his lady mother hail supplied him with, buthail
volved himself in bonds, bills and other Obligaiiona
to a frightful amount. - The cirinnipal..agent in af
fecting this ifttin was . one Sandford—a, man of fash-
ionable and dashing exterior, and the presiding
spirit of the knot of desperadoes whom I was corn
missicmed to hunt out: Strange to say,Mr. Merton
had the blindest reliance upon this man's honor ;
and even mi t 'trieked o ileFpoiled awhe had been
by him and this gang—relied upon his coonxel and
assistance to escape from the desperate passion in
which he was involvekt - The Evertim estate had
passed, in the default of male issue; to a distant re
lative in,the race. Lady Everton's jointure was
not a very large one, and her eon had pe • -
ted to squander sums which should have been qe
voted to the disehaige of clainie which. Were now
pressed harshly against her.
I listened with the deepest Interest to lady Ever:
ton's narritive. Repeatedly during the course of
it, as he incidentally alluded to the manners and
appearance of Sandford, who had been introduces!
by Mr. Median to his motherand sister, a subpicion,
which the police ppeis had first 'alvakenett, that
the gentleman in question was an 'old acquaintanke
of my,own, and one, moreover, whose i favora 1 saras .
extremely desirous to return in ,kinrt ; • . .flasheri with
increased conviction across my mind: Thissur•
mise 1 of course kept to myself; anaafteremphati•
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SR LEVE YkSHURDAY.A7
cally cautioningdhe ladies, to keep our proceedings
a , profound secret from Mr: Merton,. I took' my
leave, amply provided with the resources requisite
for carrying into effect the scliOine- Which . " )14d
resolved upon. I al4o arranged that, instead of
waiting personally on her ladyship, which might
excite observation and suspicion, I should report
progress by letter through the post.
et , ll - lt should be he" thought I as I emerged into
the street. „The bare suspicion had sent my blood
through my veins with furious violence. "If this
Sandford be,'as I suspect, that villainTardon,stic
eeis will, indeed be triumpli—vdtbri! Lady Er.
erten need' not in that case seek to animate my
zeal by promises et money recompense. . A blight.
ed existenee, a young:and gentle wife by his mead*
cast doWO , from opulence to Sordid penury, would
stimulate the dullest craven that ever crawled the
earth to energy and action. _Pray Heaven my :aspic.
ion prove correct; and then, oh - mine enemy, look
we:lista - yourself, ll:Witte avenger iiint your !wear .
Satftlford, had been instructed, 'was usually
present at the italian Opera during the ballet; the
box ho ,generally occupied was designated in the
memoranda of the police; and as I saw by th. ; , ;U
that ively:SuCcessfol Oece was to be petforrio.l
thafevening, I deterigined ink ikingYreieitt.
I entered the house a few minutes ekes ter
peat atter the etnn_rettotent et -the ballet
and *Hiked eiTierly filie 'brit in' witi . elkl
was instructed, .to seek Irty man Was eropty.
momentary disuppeintifient waesqolll4lo4-,,,., Five
nthintea . had not elapsed -- vrhen Cirdettylooking
more triitiPhiteit than enteriet anti
and lain' With a 'pale ariiteeratl6-laiiieut4oaitg*i,
whom I had no difficulty, born his strikineresem
blancli to - tit prima in LadyfEeetion'ts -thawing
roori e ;deciding* be Mefileitorii :111;*Otirse of
Plioger On9ticin *ti1e,i44144: 4 444 0 1
terinTreptile hf-whosepoistatoestioldethad been
Cordon's thivaill'rne, ant I tiiitied hire
tightly on the stieelder., 4 4de telmtltspfieitlY_Ftrid;
And fit a AttpilisLwhailx l 3
scarcely have eihibitedireatet ienbrtintsttrprisid
My sitqiie - I , utiMthel6.4, Afiietifilietislfblittilliiiil
conciliating, and my outstretched head tiegth'eff to
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""E " !) - LM3 1 61 1 ' ; D'& 1 1:NCIATIO1 1 FROM MY QUAZTER.4!
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ist/1 414 _2kr0 2 !!!!OnAngt on lififflu s n",•`. , t.14-lii:, - ; -..,,
-.A' W, aterstr:be: at Iw4,starnmeterimul, teentpecto
mitinginy•proirered graisir•Olishcr 'w,!ldAhought
ofinietirigtiti:hitis t''' " , :I . ': '''''",'• z • -', ~ • ",'"
1g Di - , inu; ',CiAiririly,,' -' fsnjce ini"etttie at an old
friend: ae.if he were some Ingtitfid goblin .about to
swallow:• you. Really=-...."\ - ',' ... .
I ‘. 4. llattfrl ' Let us'irpeak tigether inthe"lobby.
Ant old' ft iend,t,lur ridded;;it Antiwei toitlli,Mer'r
ton's surprised stare .. ".•W jwillsetunt in an lit.
stmt." , ' - • -1 -' ` • ,
' " Why, what is all this, Waters?" said Canton,
iiiaOliritili'!iii 4 liatii:on' . vim ' /Mottle instant we
were 'Clone, "1' hid tinder nisi yen had ref ired
from: anntegst es V werein I' t- f what stiall I say ?"
"Reined—done tip I No y should know that
better than , you?' .
,' • •'• -
"My, youth; of imagine.--"
dear fellow; you -•
"I.imagine nothing, my 'ear Canton; I was
thoroughly- dontwdobretter, as it is written in
the vulgar tongue.,, Brit fort;anatel y my kintrold
unele• T ." ~, . , ',;,.
"Pessgrove is dead" interrepted my old acquain
fence, eagerly jumping to a onclusion, " and you
his heir, I nongratulate you y;dear fellow.. This
is indeed a charrning ' reverse of circumstances.' "
" Yes ; but mind I have iven up the old game.
No more dice:deviltry for e. 1 have promised
Entity never even tb touch icard again."
The cold, hanileye of the incarnate fiend—he was
little less—gleamed mock' gly as these good inten.
tions of a practicer gem , er tell upon his ear; but
he only replied,
"Very good; grunt Ahht, my dear. boy. But
come let me introduce _you to Mr. Merton, a highly
connected personage, I assure you. By•the-by,
Waters;"' he added in a caressing, confidential tone,
"my name, for family and other reasons, which
I will hereafter explain to you, is, for the present,
Sand ford "
4 g Sandford !"
" Yes: do not foriet. But allow, or the bade
will soon be over."
I was introduced in due form to Mr. Merton as
an old and estemed friend, whom he—Sand ford—
had not seen for many months. At the conclusion
of the ballet, Sandford proposed that we should ad
journ to the Eitropean coffee house, nearly opposite.
This was agreed to, and out we sallied. At the top
of the staircase, we jostled against the COMmission
er, who, likis us, was tearing the house. He bowel
slightly to Mr. Merton's apology and his eye wan
dered briefly and coldly over our persons ;_but not
the faintest sign of interest or recognition_ escaped
him. I thought it ixiisible hi- did not know eht
gni changed apparel; but,looking back after de
mending a few steps, I was quickly nruleceived.—
, sharp, &Wilt glance, expressive 'both of ericoor
kgrimenrarid surprise; shot Unt tram under his pent,
house brows, and as swiftly vanished. He did no t
know how-little I needed spurriug to the ,oal we
both had in view !
We di-cussed two or three bottles ot wine With
MUCtI gaily and : . relish. Sandford especially was
ih einberant spirits; brimming ever withbrilliant
-anecdotes -fritl sparkling badinage. He saw in me
a` fresh, rich prey, and his evil Spirit - revelled by
anticipation in the victory which he nothing doubt
ed to obtain over my "excellent intentions and
wife.ptedged ' virtue:" • About bail past twelve
o'clock he propneed to adjourn. This was eagerly
assented to by My. blerton, who had,for some time
exhibited unmistakable symptoms of impatience.
" ikon will accompany us, Walters!" said Sand
ford, a ore ratite T suppose; rig
vow registereLfin the Matrimonial archives against
locking eß,at.n . gamp,filaied t! . ;
t otherp '!"
'tetfilm; l. 6 l a . t . :l6n't Rte to
Certainly not;"-and a devilish sneer suited his
lip.. "Your virtue - shall suffer for no temptation.
be assored: 6 •-
inon.Oriiired, before the door of kriuret; res
pectable looking- house, of sireets leading
from IW - strand: - a low;- peculiar knock given by
gand fent, was promptly snawered ;''thert rite;
word, Which t did not catch Was Whispered by him
through the key-hole, and we passed in..
Wu proceeded up stairs to the first floor, the shut
ters of which were - carefully closed, so that no intl.
mationof what was going, oil could poutibly reach the
street. The apartment was brilliantly lighted : a
roulette table and dice-and cards were in full ac
tiv ityi wine and liquors of alt varieties were pro
fusely paraded. Their, was abOut half a dozen per.
sons present, 1 soon discovered beside,s the gang,
and that comprised -meveo or twelve well4lressed
desperadoes, wboiii'sinistev aspects indtieed a me
mentary qualm one oi'more -- 61 the ple'asant party
o w,ppct e ui , ,tecryttift, t ray tr ve , e , ativ. This
however, Ihave reillc_tie r svas scarcer, possibit.
My beat during the short-period 1 halt been in the
force, was far distant hum- the usual hien:sot such
gentry-, and I 'was 'otheiw id. , London
Still questioning glances were * eagetly:directed
wards my introducer; and ono big burly fellow, a
!-7.+seigner—the rascals' were- the scum' of various
:UnPlensintlY Ihqiiestorial:' 7 - , I
t repaxasj li. be,4id -§and f"" 1
.to his iterated queries ;.,entiftiedtkto - eorrlCllling in
a whisper which brought alisarilonic smile to the
fellow's_ifpe, ard'iMluced inlet Mang& in•hid it&
little ahumo k with moch:ullet4,tetikletts tu f as
those' by sehuntril wee itirettinwied. /API ay3 - -or septa.
Pitinit , 'and though Wt:iffststo fi tlY'ieffising
• / • ..r •
- lion, masa ;lawn twblituliazard.with Wry forgot
friend ficiembdetUtelnakes. I turatgraelowsly!tat
lOW'ed thO - Orto :fled Witted' rk. r
in devil's money by about _ ten'
1041 - WeltAooil *4 1 .4* 1 -44 11 1 3, 040CPk9t
time 11:m114.1ot; arrtult•Whettibis,mntteY kat ,
bad bicitelt ithaUkitia t turol 4. 'gritr.
ten acknowled&Wciiii:':'rtehlteittinft rack tl
° PR A li p l z w ."% i tt il,l !rils i I I a I7Y. I IIP L P"
tytb r Etbst! ave, repealer) y, • 40044 jt• i apoilalv
,appeared not 10 cutirtafirthrf-rdthtest snapi t .
don i". 6 Pio trtfireplar grtitlitig
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'itirnselLentirelp„by advice:oU: his' friend and
counsellor, , Sendfout, whoslidtno,Lhimself
Tk 6 ,Miabl e t f",ml4.fge! .broke 1 0 0 %0 sirift the
P4lll, ll l,titfOrrg SY„iln, Peek
way, receiving as he de**,,etisswOr4, cot At"
'next evening. ,
A few hou r s corn
11115iIi0I1Bi He 'Wei de.
14,Titted yrith fopOnate Jebel I:lla4'rittitie, but
still "StriellY enjoined patience avid caution, It
woeld 'titive been:easy, - ail was in possession of
titer - it - tisane% 'to have stepris4, the con federticy in
let tif'garriing" that very' tfirening;" bit this would
onlyitiviiiiieireiddishoiterctirf 'the ebiechtimetl
at. Several iifiltefratemity—SehdfcinteMoitiitthe
humber,.:were suspected of ' issmng forged foreign
bank notes, and -it erisential to watetrnarrow•
ly 'tor-legal evidenie‘tel • insure their conviction.—
It -was also desirable ,to restore , if possible, the
property and securities of • Which Me. Mertonl had
Nothing, of 'expecte% importance occurred for
seven or eightilays.• Giming went on as 'usual
every eterfingi and Mr. Merton become of course
more and more.involved ;seven his sisters iewels—
which he had surreptitiously obtained, to such a
depth of degradation will this frightful vice plunge
men °there ise honorable—had been staked and
lost; and lie was, by the advice of Sandford, about
to conclude a heavy mortgage on bis estate, in or
der not only to clear off his enormous' "debts of
honor," but acquire fresh means of " winning back"
—that ignu . siatus of all gOmblersLbis tremendous
losses! A new preliminary f• dodge" was, l ob
ll served, now brought into action. Mr. Merton es.
teemed himself a knowing hand at ccarte: it was
introduced; and he was permitted to win every
game he played, much to the aparent annoyance
and discomfiture of the loosens. As this was pre
cisely the snare into which I had myself fallen, 1
of course more readily detected it, and felt quite
satisfied that a irand coup' was meditated. In the ,
meantime I had not been idle. Sandford was con
futer' ially informed that I, was only waiting in Lon
don to receive between font and five thousand
pounds—part of Uncle Passgrove'S legacy—and
then immediately hasten back to canny'Yorkshire.
To ,• • : •en the villains' eyes as I incidentally,
as. it were,' nnnouneed my errand and intention!
ey fairly flashed with infernal glee ! , Alt Sand
ford.: you were, with all your cunning,- but a ries)
blind idiot to believe the-man you had wronged
and mined, could so easily forget the debt he owed
~ ‘ '
The crisis came swiftly on.; Mr. Merton's man
gage-money was to be paid an the modals ; Ind
on that day, too, I announce the flubulons thou.
send receivable by nieweredo be . dee over.—
Mr. Merton, elated by lan - re
~ triumplia at m
ane, and prompted by his friend Sandford, resolved
instead of cancelling tho•bonds and obligations held
by the canspiratais,bi redeem' his hi tee by' statinF,
on that game his ready money against liab4
ties. This waa.aifirat demurred to-with: much ,ap
parent earnestness by the winners; but Mr. Mer
ton, ,warmly seconded by Sanford,, insisted upon
die Concession, as he deemed it, it wan finally awe
' ed that ecarte should be the game by which he
might hope to retain the fortune and the peace of
mind he had se - ratify ticpiandered ;,the last tired
should he belauccesslul—itint was he not Itue, of
success l—herissured Sandford, that be-would-never
handle cards malice. Heshould have board, the
mocking:merriment with which the•gang beaik,
Sanford repeat this - rese!Miffn tt - aritenil Ifs ways—
ash he had - recovered back' tits Weitith't '" ' , 1
, Mortcra and the
con federates-.by the spoilers andtheir 'prey—arri.
ved ; and I awaited with feverish anxiety the com
ing on of - night ' Only the eldefdonspifitcirsLeight
in comber—weni to : be 'iiresent,; and no, stranger
except myself--a privileh osed- to the . moon
shine legacy I had just received•was to be admitted
to ibis crowning triumph of suceeetiful fraud. One
only hint I ,had ventured to give*, Mertetty and
that under .a promise, ig on his honor as ,e gentle
man," !of inviolable secrecy. it was this : "Be
sure, before commenting play to-morrow night, the
bOoks arirlidaligations you hare signed, the jewels
you have lost, with a SUM in notes of geld to, male
up an equal amount to that which you mean torisk,
is actually deposited on the tatife."l He •promised
to insist on this couaition. It Involved much' More
than he dreamt 01. •
My arrangements were at length thoroughly com
plete ; and a few minutes past twelve o'clock the
whispered pa s sword admitted rrieliiimtheliaose.'
An angry altercation WWI going
,on. Mr. Merton
was insisting, as I had advised, upon the exhibition
of a sum equal to diat which. he . had brought with
him—for confident of whining, he was determined
to recover his losses to the - last farthing : and al.
though fijs' bond's, bill's, ribligatian • flit . ; sineryjetv•
els, and a irrge amount is phi a t genuine, nines.
were producedi.there was still a .iiearry 'sum defi
cient: "Abi, by this by;" exclaimed - Sandford as I
entered, • "" Waters'ciiii lona your the surif:fer an
hour oi..t.wir—fin.a consitfcralient,_,lM added _in ,ii
whisper. 'ic It will soon bsf returned."i
- " No,- thaniryou," I- answered cohi - li: ="I never
with my 'Money far! hate jait ie.m ... :- -,7 : , i ' '-• ' '
.4 moiitiaiintik*Fii.o!e; .04,,teglipai0:e
features ; but he - made no reply. Ultimately- it ikft,
decided that °near the fraternity should be di.-
patdliedinseartft ofthe reqnisedsmohntar He was
it abiOn altait•htdif,i ifno'relintied ki-itP a . bon
me eemitese:' Thel iqie ,'an'ttnipellaridelXPeiteif,
lingeriersan.fore,iinlaidt, s t . „Mr. hien OnlpukOri
arid Counted them; .and playeemmerced: , • •: •
0 ' As""' it' bli, "Se iiiidry did ihtgednirticaii the
evepina,4l*.badoserited„rnl pprii v Miat, plat l, greet aiizy • WitheXCiteMept,•, ; and-'44tinet(44o4,. ajiC,i
tumbler of water 'Malley the fevered throbbing of
my itioell Thefflimblemwete,loilunately.loogittch
ribeortedM beernifatitattikw: Minton' lost itfai.
0 iii4l , ll , 4:iiiii;iii o.4ii,fipliwiiilik . o*i'llie it's kii
Or.* .. 4 41094:4 1 4.4 . ..11-71' 14444.41•!:0Cb4til
was on fire ; ,and,lieplaiedfor,cathetiost; with this.
reiklessuess of a madman, 4 ' '' /.'kir.... - e. .`, tii". 0,
- i.• • ' '
'.Hark-!: vrbake thatr.audtrenly hiclaimeatnab-,
ford, from whosb:s,atinifiksifurati the mask lie had
so long wore, befniaAlifilvt4 - ,hia beee"
sipping. ,Dia ion not hear.lL noise
My ear had canghi the stiond-;
,and-1 ain't! better
interpret it than tie. 2 'Kee:o6d , ,
" Touch the sign ftdden
ford. ..; • ,
Not only tberlayi but the very breathing of the
villains was suipended tie they listened the
It came.' The answering tinkle sounded 6nce—
twice—thrice. " 4hul" shutiti Sandford—
" proceed iheffircisffs'arsany pl!ytn
I had fnetiugleitilkjiff4iii:fliat tvVo
pfain'clothee abodid„-POsentOttesilir'ps atilieiront
door, obtain admissiewbtmeime of the--password
I had given them, add immedhirly'ileike - sad gag
the doorleeper I had them with
the proper answer to theeignai ring-rthree distinct
pulls at the belt handle cominunieating win:Jibe Grit
floor. Their comrades were then to be admitted,
and they were all.to silenily ascend the stairs, and
wait on the landing till summoned by me to enter
and seize the gamsters. -The back entrance to the
house was elan securely hut unabtrusivctrwafched.
One only fear disturbed me it was lest the
scoundrels should takeilarm in sufficient 'time to
extinguish the lights, destroY the forged papers, and
possibly escape by some private passage that might,
unknoWn to me exist.
Rousing myself,as the play was resumed, from.
the . trance of mem
,ry by which 1 had beente,some
sort absorbed, and nit aticeriiiining thatthediandles
of my pist'ols were within easy reach—for I knew I
was playing a des erase game with desperate men
-1 rose, stepped c relessly to the door, partially
opened it, and bent (orient, as if listening for a
repetition of the soubil which had so alarmed the
company. To My great delight the landing and
stairs were tilled With police officers—silent and
stem as death. I drew back and walked towards
the. tabl&at Which gr., Merton was seated. The
lasi stake—an enormuns one—wca being pla;ed
for. Merton lost.. He sprang upon his feet, death
pale;despairing,, overvirheltheil, and a hoarse exe
cration.surged through his clinched teeth. Sand
lord and his associates raked the plunder iogether,
their features lighted-up with fiendish gtare.
" Villain !—traitor !miscreant!" shrieked Mr.
Merton, as if sna itten by sudden frenzy, and darting
laSandford's throat ; " you, devil tharyou are, jtave
undone, destroyed met" • - - •
' doubt of calmly replied Sand fon), shak
ing off his Vierim'iit graip ; " and I think it has bee'm
very artistically and effectually done, too. Snivell
ing; my fieefellokr, will scarcely help you much;"
Mr. Merton glared upon the taunting villain in
speechless agony anti' rage.
" Not quite's() fast,"Cardon iryon please;" I tit.
claimed, and at the same time taking opal bundle
of forged note!. "It does not "appear to me that
M r. Melton has Via) eil against equal stakes, for ail-
questionably this paper is not genuine."
"Dog!"roared Sandford, "do you hold
no cheap 1" and he rusbed toward* me, as if. to
seize the to times.
I was as quick as he, and the leyelled tube 01 - : a
pistol sharply arrested his , eager onslaught, The
entire gang gathered near us, flaming with excite
mem. Mr—bleiton looked bewildered trom one to
another, apparently scarcely conscious of what was
• " Wrench t ii e PLIPP-01=1,49? 1 ':.frm em ed .Sa'n.,t.
fffil,"itvcovering 11 energy: "Seize him--stab, -
"Look tO"yintreelf, acoont)rel !"*I shattle'd With
equal vehemence. "Your h ou; has . come! pm.
cers, enter and do your
In,an instant 11.41 , d00m was 'tiled with police,
andeurprised pardersirkkea, psralysed at, the sad,
denness of the catastrophe, the gang were all se.
eared without the slightt4t resistance and marched
off in custody. t
Three—Sandfordor',Cardoaiiitui he had half-a.
dozen aliases, one of shem....,vrere transported f o r
Itfe; the rest at:ere senteirceirto Various terms. of
imprisonment. My "waS effectuallyAccOrp
plished. My superiors were pleased to express
very Warm commendation of the manlier in which
I had acquitted myself; and the first step in flirt
promotion which ultimately led to my present.posi.-
tloaiii another branch of the public service was soon
after conferred upon Ane. 141' Merton' had his ,
bonds, oldigatians„ jewels, and money restored to
him ; and, taught wisdom by terrible ,experience,
and neveragaifi entmeilAgaming houge. Neither
he,oo his ladysmother .was ungrateful far the set..
vice I had•been fortimate enough to render them:
Teel:tares:4u TitatilAtt, , ,Thuoce'—Thia' wonder
of metient engineering, forming, a part , of the rail.
road:, from Chester to Holyhead, it is thrown over
the Menai strait% which sephmte Caernarvon from
the island of4nglesey: It is 100 feet
,rittove high :
water lev!el, and loimed of hollow rekartgular
tubes—one for up, and the other for down trains—
titre/totted of wrought-Imi) boilerplates dritett in.
and mas t s; ve.tetvei'r: of
masonry. 01 tbesti,Mbes or g,allerieti—eighf in
number, lour for each line—the four shortest 'ate
each 230 f'et, and the tour lonjest e4'c1i2472 feet
hi'teri'fith. niiiidte anti targe6Vpirr or tower
'1 4 14 - engaged
- `"t r ia '
upon t bridge , tit tr trines anti rrn.sea,
• r:•••• t •
were equal in numbe; to the populattthi of i miiite:
4 - - .• .
suigebh, eta . the iitiie'cost - biffit anipe l igui
structure, was about p,op,
HUNDREDS of people temple% of :being. afflicted
wjAtt.bed ~..Thu feceipt will be tn
valuable to traitellers: anti (Ahem_ porlgoly
simple antEsafe, unit itipprolutl by.a westetoplisl
Insopher :••=" On going to bet% strip off
and cover ynunself from head. , to. loot ,0 •boiled
molasses - Let every: pan of the body be covered
thickly with it. 'On coming to bite you Itto , -bOtits
wilt stick last in the imolasses, and you taw ill
them in the morning:o „ •
7., I r
ft , sr 511,tt'; i, • I-toait":s tg:ia.,4 3 41 . ..1 1,
'Prow en washingtOu.
Tketik e h eeeeettLY.l the Aa( 4 t.4 II XIPPAIRee . .
laini epntainAtt:leitfrirtitm col, lemon, w . ho. was,
at,the" head or the British zilirielldtri 0 , 144 •
the Colonel relates to his llrqther i Pr i Jpmes Fer•
gulco; or SiAdand,,thq 63.1fPriceilipnwkippla
showingone: iha i rpuarka„blayitteit
ington, in time in?mirtepfitingt#,V.:Mje',,!
Tepee 14000 .. *lltle.if*.AWl n .f a i - iff l q )- .. 40.#9 1 ••
his riflemen on a skirt of writ*, in front o fGeneral
Knyphaasenfitjivisym.,..3irtkaiaitte,krtt the Na
tional Intelligericer •
We had. nutlaid 'eitapt - Tql, , Fe wspn, ,
iiiu ite,ikr j )l7o 3 !).
hussar dreas,itastit4 tavraidp-,Quv.irmy, within a
hundred yirds! : of my righ . t.flanti
Her wiiaulloWed bynnotlifir, ti,dark . green ,
and blue, mounted on a_gopd i trfy, hopteovith
remarkably high -cocked hat. - !intim!t lye, shots
to steal near to them and OEO it
diigusteit me. , I recalled Ilite Oct : hussar,
in retuming,"mada -.a circuit,.bot the, other passed
Within a hundred yards of us; upon Ad
vanced fr 'm the woods towards tom. Vpou my
calling he stopped, brit afterloclOrigat,mc, riroceed-,
ed. I again - drew his attention,lind'alitla Siiii
to him * to stop, levelling" my:pil.9 at ittt ; but,he
slowly continued his way As I was within that.
distance re which, in theliniCke'st could
have lodged a hall',4 about him,
betareMr -was out of
r my reachfChild qnlyilede
terniirfe ; but it ,was nciPleasanitii . fitit ttle,baik
of an anoffenditio indivAnal, tPE 3 oiifilViA;
himself very coolly,, ofhil'ility. So 1 Ili hire atoms.
The day after, I had been tellinr, this storttosome
wounded olliceni, who lay,in room With
me, when •tinent singeons,'`Vho had been ,
dressing :.the. wounded rebel officers, cimmin and
told us that they had begin informing him that G,gn.,
Washington was all tho mornirw with • the light,
troops, and only attended , by a French officer : in a
hussar dress, he himself dressed, and mounted to
every point as, above cleacribed. I an, RoLsorry
that I did not know ai_the.time who a was."
Bismars son Boma nag Pcort.r.- 7T f. The Nur Id
estin)ates for their success in life ; ;opera! con
sent success is evidence of superiority,. .• ,
2. Never, under any cireuntstpnces,"amtne a
responsibility you can avoid consistently of your
sell and others., 5
.3. Base on yorKee!ionson a principle. ?,f sight
preserve your Fntegrity, of charanter,..end,, in doing"
this never reckon the cost. „.
.4. Remember that sell* interest is.rdore , likely to
warp your yudvnerit :that' ail other circurnstaece . .s
combined, therefore look well to your duty wtieit
your interest i. 4 concerned.
5. Never make money at the expete . o l i jot r
reputation. • , •
6. Be. never lavish or niggardly ; of the me
lacer. q mean,. man is universally des
pised.; but favor is a sipping stone j? Rre,-
ferment—therefore generous feeling should' be cul
7. Let your eipenseasuch as leave a balance
in your pocket. Keadympnyy is .a hiend 'in need.
8. Keep clear orthe law ,e tor: tsthen yothgalii
case, you are generally a loser of money.
9:'Never • relate yotir mikoftnnes and !lever
griete'n'ver that niilCh yofiare'uriable to fiqtient.
16. 'NO person w . raCh ihietan'pT,
[tits envy rrigt en7lBll.7Tortliiiitli.;l 7 : -
A Ncw way MANE BarstaThe following
a nevrand valuable receipt tar making ,brinut.:—.
Take tbreipoitntli of flour, mix it whir : three tea:.
spoonfuls of sada, passing it through si ieive, i 7 or
der that the soda may be welt. jniied with the flour ;
to one quart oftrattitradd 'tetea.4bonfbl of mnriatic
acid in the liquid form ; pour the mifture into the
flour,,and mit Iftewhole last enough to get t ,the in
gredientit inCorporated together. Wet the
hands in cold water, and snoulll into titaPir, Clap it
at once into the oven, and &ring- th 7; cooking of
any meal, with five minutes labor, you can have
excellent bread. The soda and Iteid conAfitii e the
elements of common the y raise
the bread by Combination but seftlt in flit; Bargain.
Try - the experiment,
AGm or A • TOURIM- H I am sorry," !aid a
Kentuckian to an Fnglish latly - totirist, with a pecu•
liar twinkle in hie eYe—"="i ant or Yrdi havn't
time to Visit the Mammoth 6ave h'i
eat hole in thiStOrtlki it ie trgelts yo , u've4;rota note.
book in your hand theist. The very first ilhamber
you grl whe.e the bats Of the VniteitStates
piss the winteil - Millions ot theni assembly there,
mailain‘-- - -Thei (tattiest ipthlrifeht, mklanvistal
led the Antipodean 'chamber-6m the taet 'that
yoit can walk inid as eattily•nporithe eeiliniits
the floor. And what 14 More'singblar, madam,
in . the itimernparttnerit there Imintainel
It itcsaiti.tha I.ipipitnai - the famous itatmtry„ firm
posed to•cot Mount Athos into.° figure AleFand.
er the Great, *Welt shoUld hold in emit hand a city
and•in the tuber- a take!. 'ottits either who tells
this s•tniy,•adds that if •Lysiimus had -executed his
design r me likely that hhigigantin statue vrtentd
heirepresessed` an- air of more majetay• and vend.
eur than belonged totes other - figure of ate here
Witieh was •Of the size otlife. 1 may notkthis same
terttark4o Magritte ilignitSr•br4nhhteity df•suyie • in
WritingOrhich'tuiseV not Irate thundering !words *
or pomp eftlienotii - but' mnst !be in herein 'in Meson.
Ceplibh titt4icsetforth with more• rnajemy in a
sittipletietitetnie•dmnitt the ineststatalypetiod.
-' , Silluloi•e`arttullydislithved may carry is decent+
iy ate, tiven!repntably thrriwzh thii lOW Isintiii4tites 4
ested benevolence is the rutty pifivort to theilogt.
I s'? Minn D C HMI 4111 Joh tikkak. a
Pah orlightninu, , that breaks tionngttlisftloptu ekt
tea; and glitters .tor , a.montente.( i C k bertloluesi
keeps up a daylight lathe.; m 0144,64.41; ,it With a
steady aid perpetul •