The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, January 01, 1857, Image 1

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ctothint Otrritson, tiriptittors,
Original Part,
Br S. W. -V,
Who robes herself in fine array,
And prothenadeS each . sunny day
Al o ng the fashionable !.ray t
Wbo labor wheresoe'er she goes
To Beare her toils around rtetebeettxt
And .thus" to plunge them in Loris woes?
Whieteeks- to pierce with C0,144's (but,
An un.ophistiented
Then tunas the agonizing sriritrt I;
The coquette.
Who lure' you -by a . witining leok,
.And is seized the gilded hook,
=Your fond oarvtses'will not brooki
Who oinks, and blinks, and smirks a-nd-
smiles I
Assays tozhartri with artful Wilei
Who unfledged popinjays beguile..!
The i:•quette.
Who casts a look of cold disdain
Upon some passing love•sick swain; -
Whose heart-atringi she has rent in twain
Who's fond of brainless dandies' calls;
Of soireers.pie-nits. drives and bails,
But seldom's 14nd in learning's halls I •
The Coquette.
Who walks with prndish e .mineing tread I
lias little wisdom in her bead,
But much of giddiness instead
The Coquette,,..,
Who says with egotistiC whine, -
"Fair maideni, I'm resolved to.hine, 7 -.
Whose loveliness compares with miner'
• The Coquette.
Who enters church with haughty air,
Well hooped, lig* laced, with plaitedhair,
Reflecting not-Jehovah's there
Who bringa reproach on womankind,
Perverts, the energies of mind s . • •
And leai•es "an empty name•" behind !
The Coquette.
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Who's shunned by ev'ry noble youth,.
That loves sincerity 'And ttuthll' .
Who bas few real friends forsooth
' ' The Coquette
Who leads an idle, sinful life.
With bitter dii:sppointment rife, .
AO dies—perchance, nobody's tei e
The Coquette.
Lathrop,.lYee. 11th 1856.
For the Democrat;
There is a legend in many parts. of the
country, prevailing to a considerable •eitent
among . the - higher classes, that there is a
certain flower that 'prings up on Christmas
Ere, but disappears. before sunrise on the-fol
lowing morning.-
Chri•tmas flower, golden flower,
Thou hut sprung up in an hour,
Through the hard an I frozenearth,
Come to prove a Savior's birth ! • •
Christmas flower,_golden flower,
Thou bast got a magic . powei;
Thou art neitherttaintl,mor bound
By the snows, nor frozen ground.
Christmas flower, fair and bright,
Thou dot never see the fight;
For, before Ate Morning sun,
Streais the earth, thy wor k is done.
ChriAttuus flower, tell us why,
Thou, so soon do.t fide and die;
Why not svith at he a guest,
'Till the East, ill - tunes the B r est! •
Christmas Bower, shy so Axm, • •
An thou froniourvkion-fk,siti;,
Fairy tower ! iwhy not stay,
'Till is ushered in' the day' I _
Chrisrms• flower,l will raise
Unto thee, my warmest lays;
Golden flower! • thee sing. •
When my muse her offering brings.
Great Bend, Pa. -
For the Democrat.
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The gloty •is
_demoted. •- ' ' •-•-
'Frew a once -briFitt, and happy. bomb;
Lore's deareit tie is‘brekee.- -, -; ..: -'
Ttte.destr463.ittg Angel's 'come' • '
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0, must. one so 'warm and lovely, -
Wither in Death's cold embrirre - ; ,
And in yonder -churchyard iondy, •; •
Find AI quiet resting placrit -
Yes, he's gone but not forgotten,
Thongh to think of him is vain -
In the hearts of all who knelt
• • Will 44 image long
We can
s scarce belie' re we're 'oat Min t. .
So unreal does. it seem ; } 4
That it Sits aeross-the 111PIDOTY - -
Like.soma wild istadStrai sirett*'.
Ye whose bouts .tuxt well sigh breaking,
Smarting Taesttli- afficiimest:sodl
Near a voice within youliitlint:'"
"Petco-4i - islko Vita a la ci -•
Far the Democrat.
The Coquette.
The Giquette.
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How I love the grind, ;Id ciciii*.•.4 4 ,47,*:
es besting egainstAiker4l4,-.. - uhrtk:tii*eil
ing up , on tht,stiAjp4l.4;iieetitiviit.
tieto t
than • the. ittlh*4iiiiiiitiier .. tt rtii-ilk. ' s4tys
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Poe hY.' ,-Mitt - sli*• - Om
be . heili t n )i t l fit . i lii i k in k"iiii ct • I C t• ijo4ot
ea :,:... ',..,:-..z1, 11 :1 ..., - iigJokitiatits4io:iliki
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4e:it."' ~ ..„., .. ' ' • 4.. 4 roar of leaptnm
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Weal: • : • -.• , ' `1 r line of fo'atri upon the
sliar4 rt , 4;64,. mni:ic than song. of birds, or
skillfully *wept IYre.. tis the deep hiss of
Naturv i sorgatt—a triumphant anthem to Him
who ruleth the deep and you hear His vu!ce
In the Itaudly eehuing thunder, 'and in the
howling of tl:e tempest.
There is a sublimity, an awful grandeur in
a storm on the ocean, that seems to throw 01l
the mantle of mortality and lift, the , util abort!.
the earth, mingles with the proud, exultant
feeling that. fills you at turd' an exhibition of
uncontrolled strength, there ia a sense of au e
and worship, and unconsciously you bend the
knee in silent adoration of the God who made
the ocean and the earth fur His foutsloul. It
Niagara i*'subliuely beautiful, the ocean is
awfully grand,—the former sinks into int.ig-•
nificanee beside the latter.
The Coquette.
The Coquette.
Stan with me on this line of Lout, jutting
rocks. /The sea isjuurtnuring its melody at
our feet ;• but, yonder in the deep blue s ky, is
cloud all rimmed with gold. lt comes on
slowly in tlie.weatern horizon ;itS top loom
ins up like mountains of :rubber mid gold a,
the magic sunlight gilds them with gdigeous
splendor, making them seem like fit thrones
f o r the .gods. '
On khey come, growing darker and darker
till the sun is obiieured, and then eotnes tite
far off mutterings of the tetnibest like the tir
ing of dist:Ant, artill..ry. The inky clouds
overspread the sky With a vasi nail, bind then
all is still. Not a breath of air is stir ring,
and yowshndiler at the strange, mystelioas .
calm - that precedes a storm- • The waters. are
smooth stal , a mirror; not a rippling . breeze
plays overitheir surface;—there is an univer
sal pause in the elements :-- 7 Now hush ! hold
your breath in very awe, for Site tempest is
tipon-us in its might! The rain comes in
totreats ;—the thunders roar like the report of
a thousand cannon ,-the (Diked li:sht &dn.'s
leap, front' cloud to cloud, and light up the
scene with a lurid 'glare. Yonder come.
mighty ware, black. as darkness. itself. Says
the foam-crested summit,--now it breaks
against the beetling cliff with a shock like
the clash of vie contenrlitig armies, and dash
ing the briny spray high in sir.
.old ocean is inched into fury ; anti its wa
ters are foaming; and dashing, against the
rocky shore, in sullen grandeur ; and is not
the scene one of terrible sublimity I Varied
einotiouw:olawe and adininttion swell -up in
your soul . !like . the surging of the Mighty
ocean at yenr feet. You - feel there is a God.
and that Ate is near you`; and even amid the
storm, the watring of Omahas, you send up
whir ettulil
bid. the chafing eilirgrie!!! lie *till ."
Atid; . o; how /beautiful:how glorious is the
. . . .
ocean when itswaters tire flashing in tliegolil •
en sunlight; and the.anure beep above seems
/bending to kiss the answering deep
When a bind of siPterf foarnis Itingon die
glittettiirr soltlf iittiimurs.its
neyerceasing song in the ears Of Earth's fill
grime;,7 7 -w;!ett it gently leaves the rntratenins .
find seems stepping from its proud
strength to dri•homage in - the glittering CitieS
shore,and to thebrightly . smiting fields
aboVeit, and to thegallint shiPs fling on
ittb : surfatie.—curbing its tingly passions to
sport wi Or-41w topai, nasily. :
ev e n as . tlee ki firrst 'spinet i shares
the timid-animal that crouches ai its feet.
The Coquette...
(x-star, instantly tiv* , :ei.t.
aid that of Rachel &ford;
the little garden, ill'Pa
mt lot-ied with the shruk
~..fach.ripidly drew near,
stopped, and El watt Dlysdale alighted flora
it: The twoseaineti instead of waititt,," his
approach, lia , tily sirlo,e. {tom their - seats and
went i n to the cottnvie, as much perhaps to the huniiiiittisig thohgli colnrisiolinte
gtotce,.. of the outside pa-serq._,rers as from any
~ther motive. The young man was deadly
.pale. alit; seemed to. have hardly- snakier',
stren,....t.h to move task the light t%ieket gate
a 114311 admit to) to t lie garden. lie held by
is WI the.eoach had pa-!•ed on, and then turn•
ed toward It chef. She, pour gid, was as
•Inuch•agitated_aslln•elf,auti appeared to h. e
scanning, his cotintepance, tts if hopeful of
readtag there a emit' adicti,,n 4111e.clislionor•
lag tumor, that hod at abroad. 'ln ,auswer
to his mute appeal, . lie steDped quickly - to.
ward him, clasped _his proffered hand in both
hers, and with a faro and , tremtiling voice
ejaculated: . .--
Ed :1141: It, is pot true--I am sure that
it is pot—that you-tthat you---" ~ ..
`That. I, R.l4.diel,!Hive been.dismissed (roan
the naval serehte, asl i nn6t to serve his Majer;-
ty,-i . '
s,q , lite troe.'!•se.loined Edward Drvs,lal t i:,'
slowly stud with paially recovered 'calmness
-:—.*:. quire i rue." • . •
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"A rowan! I" ihi . relies-Demi exelaitned ;
"coo that—but no,? she added, giving way'
to grief *as she - lohkell upon her !over," itein
not - he; there must. be some error- 7 -totne
Aniiidictritinti. It is impossible.", ~.... ".- .<;, -
_ - "There it-error atidanicstice, •Ttaillel4., huC,
ate world will neverl . l -fear,
Usti Ocanefetturgol,in ;., will you . go' with,
ine f" ~ -- '..r: -• '-- • . / -.. ': . ': • :,
• • - - - We' Will- not follow i lietn• till - the 'first - out.;
'break r.triutiry iteiteliterit'- is , past 4 tilt ilte '
- 1 ; n o t ' a e ;it 'l‘- 6 . i4 ri" liii ".iem lie j e t o e ,- s I:t: i l ie iL h ' n •:;4 e ipe r f il u tw l.: i so tt*d i- :
i'' Giiii tt ot.s w i r a pr - -- it hi4. 4 46, li i te d : p o rtra i t r f tai, ' mill liactienk'w vering . .faithin the iniin-,,
,IN4:/4 1A spH .e '''' .l *' ; ";l4 :41 ':iti:if if i . ; . it! re ' e r,i.„ r i limed of.b(i r het reth ,• hail „ren;a,, iaecl ;tom . e
itostoti.aho sa id to fiiii ii4 c; i t h i m t.. g l ii i . ,B4 .' t. l atilt; of Ra`i.ild - flitn• este: • Entering then, we
T e hrteiliio.444# s . :K eneso . and ki,„, e d i t
. 1 1 40 . 110 t.txii. -- ! ;o' li , lifi.'. , :l . .3ridshawitita • te
keitiiirie ::ii. :;iiiiii.:ifi:: iti owl) like,l F ol t : 4 , "'A ralti..ak,i, 1 •'!.0.,:u 1 ..;?'! 1 q 111-1 ••11 - a^ Yil-0!iii:ilii410114:'" dear'
jad fitAo7::*oo-iii-:, Pitienbr-, 4 tWfoyi .o . lp . r ittfrwiiiiit.,o4,.. F e.i . o g tinenitas,4lietingly urged,
d f i nieti Bald 4 tewiuti ofii-iiiiiilkivilliatiiie i in the irisdiola kiti oil biir bilhOor in. lb . . ,uo: j
virus, old Ocean, thou art: passing lovetY in
thy ;i:idtner aloixhi,„yet ire horn thee for, 1113
grandeur and thy simile', and for the le*.
ii.intrt how dud lesch as-of truFtalitv_:—..';
of withal -tread and- tread . 4
. 404: 1 4 Ili ;,r thir, •Liiile to(' n
Tomorrow, wrecking ! Not a rioglo trace •
Of prow'or Mitsi;or pinntin tot teri nginy
-thy bilengt, •
= Are *Mirk! iierasti to , stmas Wet: an 4 de S
6%44 'tide's - beel
Tbers WM thy'tiTiries c Onaan !:'
This tin;
Though your loudest hopea are blasted, •
Weep not for your Idol'crushed;
' What Ile gave, He }jam but taken,
Then beevery murmur huihed.
:Let ibe hope that the departed
is notiost, but tgone
Cheer your hours of gloom and sadness,
You meet tb part no more.
lierrieit, Dec,. 1858 . : .4..
VMI Fur the Democrat..
lIT NICLI.IS.CUM4t.c.: : :' , .' -•-• "'-
's WE AB'. A 11.1; ptuAt BEFORE GOD AND TUE _CONSTIII:I7TIOI. 4 .i...T' agues Buchanan;
S'usqutlitupla Crutta, Ckarskta Boning, lantata 1, 1857.
•;" • About the -year-17 ft James Bra.ltditaw and
William Uryiithle, b th invalidated. mastetS
of ihe Royal Navy, r tired t o live for the re
mainder of their day at about . .twelve. miles
distance from Exeter, on the London road.—
Bradshaw named his doulieile----ttn•Old:floh
. t oned, straggling bin ling—;-Rodney . tlo4lin
' houur of the Admiral. in.,Wherleir,iik . !:.:4 , i,y
he had fought.:,: Dry ale, Jrzttts
ger dwel li nit,", 8110 up-, If, scliije. frtini. -RA rteY .
Place, -was qi;:s, 014,1-',.. Po t{ acid
nbOtiltnitriritiAtioidolgii i.tiod'uie Mint
itet, tisi?l4 : o* A: 9
,*,ikept by one Thom
as.:4,ttririt*l-' 104'04- , ittnied, 101 ly -bellied. in:
.diiiiliti.l.... ; TlitiAti ' innsters, wholiati long
itiittenltitolf , Ofl,:trr fel - intimate as !MOON
gthriAilliafir Oa .I.firdish a w Wilil y . met l
*107e411. : 4* - 14 - "; 1 1 1:Ii . il4 eopti it ed to
:743111! ale - 0 1 is,:aynuunt of prize nun
#;;:izti . idtiftieti to rit era large sum inherited
frifitiibie fither.• ••.11eilther did the dttfetenee'uf
eneln-.:7 ' . z.; .:, , ' .• _ .
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ustaneesioppOsti n - 137 adsha e's oilitlion,
the-union of his Hie , and lieireiis, Rae,liel El
fold, t‘ith Edward I tystlale, his fellow veter
in's. only snlvitingU.lspring. The precedent
eotalitbtn however; ens that Edward
Oluitin veritianent-tat t in the Royal Navy ;
`and with this vi :•* : — Midshipman's warra"t
was obtained f'r the. : young man, then in his
eighteenth year midi lie - was de-patched to
sea. ' I •
- • The naval •profe-si n proved to be, unfurtu
timely, one'for wide! E heard Drysdale was
altogether unfitted 4 temperament and bent
'4 mind. and sad coni•eyiettees followed. Ile
bad been at sea aboqi:eighteen mollify, when
[IOWA renched Englatid of a desperate but see;
t essful* euttinti,-out Ji air by .the boats of a
frigate to whi : ll he tlonged. His name was
•notimentioued in th rillietal report—but that
could hardly have • n hoped for—neither
was it. in . the list-of !Idled and wounded. A
-map of the coast wure t h e e fi g ht took
was procut,ed ; the little%%as t' , 412,11t over and
Over again loy Ate leteriins, and they welt,
still indulging in tlitise'pleasules of the imaz
inatiott in the parlor of the "hunters - Inn."
when the laiiilloid 'et tend with a Ph - mouth
paper in Isis hand. 'lt it was an extract frUtn
it . letter. written ' l ,.)y o it of the fligaitt':- oftic',•ts.
plainly ititnatin: , 11 at n duhihrarr I), vssia le
had shown it the„whitel.feather in the lite brush
with "the enemy, atollwould be sent home by.
I The stroke orla d;igge•
I ingeompareri with the
Istu l li an • amiouiteement
eltin : r Man's tither, and
f• t litintlet -st tic ken. Bat
Wiiliain Nrsiltle's son
he thing...vas out' of sla
ty' 'very heavy was hi,:
Ik- echoed by littrtilittin,
irysdile was a great fa
tit•ber Om i t %%lute that let
ler meals that primed
the fhst oporionity.
could , "nave bc.•tt ea/
?Iraq) ag.;ay tthich
naltiackt .on the Cyr
heqtnekly raliied.
a.euw•a:d Pooh :
ntaledie;ion, rarag•rl
with whom youwt I
volite, of the ly'ing I
ter, anti the netrlni
Ala,: it was but
1 09 true. On -. the third
tear:thee-of the hi:timing
evening after the spi t
paiiiglaph, the two
the im rich ui
ly it flow e r gzroll
coiiverNing•uNu the!
ctli ring topic, It nen it
came iu sight. A y
outforiu, on the 14
; Coilage—z•eparateti ou
t flout the wain road,
:old a n d cup:44[llly te
`the etpteli from Loudon
, ueotui figure, ill Laval
their :mew it
%Ito waif: :.tati,ling It
teutly till Llytt mow
lad 11.meri.
iarilllers Were ~IILiUg 14
happy affair which led to his diimissal from
the servieedi He had, it appeared, suddenly
fainted at ttke sight of the hideous cainage in
which Pr the Om, time in his life he found
himself involved.
"Yvu have a letter, from Capt. Otway,"
said Mr. Drysdale, partially raising his bead
from his hands in which it had been buried
whilst his son ‘ was : speaking. -" Where is
-- -Thenote . 'was directed -to. Mr. Drysdale,
WbOirkGapt..otway personally kneW, and was
*doubt kindly intended to soften the blow
the 'return of his son under Such cireumstanc-
VI must inflict. Although deeding that Ed
ward Drysdale was-unfit for the naval profes
tiOisje did 'not`think that-the failure of the
young man's ptysieal nerve, in -one of the
most: murderou;cnceunters that had occurred
during the war, was attributa,ble to deficiency
of true courage; and as a proof that it was
not, Caw. Otway mentioned that the young
man had jumped overboard during Italia gale
of wind, and .when night was falling, end
saved,-at much: peril to Limself , 4 seaman's
-•:."lhis was the substance of the note. As
sotifrelkltnclarl had ceased reading, Mr. Drys
dale looked deprecatingly in his friend's face,
and utn tired, " you Ilene
• " Yes, William- Drysdale, I do. I never
doubted that your stni was- a good swimmer,.
no more than Ido that coward means . cow.
'ard, and that all the letters in
. the alphabet
cannot spell (Dean anything else. Come,
Rachel," added the grim, Illness-ming, iron
:tempts:kid veteran; " let us be gone. And God
bless, and; if itbe possible, comfort pow, old
friend. • Good-by ! No, thank ye; young
sit I" he continued, with renewed fierceness,
as Edward Drysdale snatched at his hand.—
That hand was grasped ty . Rodney, in some
such another business as the letter speaks - of,
when theownerof it did not faint. It must
not be touched itv vou."
The elder Drysdale took not long after
wards to his bed: He had been ailing fur
setite time ; but no - question that mortitlen
tion•at his son's failure in the protessiun to
which he had with so . niuch pride devoted
him, helped to 'weaken tye si rings of life and
accelerate his end, which took place about six
menth's after Edward's retton home. The,
father and sot, had bi•Come . entirely reconciled,
with each other, and almost the last accents
which faltered from the lips.orthe dying sea
man, were a player to Bradshaw to forget and
folgie What had passed; and once,- his sane - -
tionto.the marriage of EtlWard and his niece
The stern man" was inexorable, and his piti
less reply
_was, that- he would a titousaud
times rather follow Pole•tel to her grave.
. The constancy - ef - the young couple was not
to be subdued, and something more than a
year after Mr. Drysdale's death, they married ;
their pre-ent resources were the rents, about
one hundred and twenty pounds per annum,
of . a number of small teneinents - at Exeter.—
They removed to withiu.three miles of that
city, and dWelt there in sufficiency and peace .
for about five years, when the' exigencies of a
fast increasing fatnily induced them to dis
pose, not very advantageously,- of their Cot„and embark the proceeds in a
showy speculation, pretnising, of course, ha
'noise results, and really ending, in the briet
space of six months, in their utter ruin. Ed
ward DrYsdale: found himself, in lieu of his
Bolt o hopes, worth. about two' hundred
pounds, lesS than nothing. The
,usual .conse
enences followed. 'An, undefended
speedily reached the stage at which execution
might be issued, unless - a - considerable sum
could be instantly raised, his furniture would
be seized and sacrificed to no purpose.
One only4possible expedient retrained--
that of once more endeaCoring to Soften the
obtluration of Mr. BradSbaw. This was-final
ly determined to attempt, and and 'MN.
Dry;ainle set otf, by it Loudon morning coach,
upon the well nigh hopeless undertaking.--
Thew alighted at the Hunter's Inn, where
Drysdale remained whilst hi, wife- proceeded
atone to Rodney Place. Thomas Burnham
was fdendly and good-natured .as ever. The
old mariner, he told Drysdale, was visibly
failing, and his chief amusement seemed to
be scraping together and hoarding -up money.
James Berry,'a broken dtiain tailor, bad. been
110 some tune valet, gardener, mill - general
factotum it Rodney Place,-,and- appeared to
exercise a great influence over Mr. Bradshaw,
The only person in the establishment was the
.old-cook, Margaret De.ans, who, nes er • other.
wise since he had known • her, than '
.1y bard of hearing, ens now becoming de-if as .
a stone. :Drysdale, it was afterwards remem
bered,. listened to all this with eager attention,
arid 'was e - pecially..ininisitive and 'talkative
re-peeting,llir. adsha w hon rd ng s prope nsi- •
ties, and the solitary, unprotected. state in
which he lived; •
Drysdale was -long gone t but the
treroulousloppes WV* ' her protracted stay
called feebly , forth, vanished at the
,sight of
,herpale, tearful, yet resolved aipect. "It is
,- uf, e k r Ap,, Edward," she murmured--u it is use=
less=io expect relief from my tinele, Save upon
thehearthar, impossibfe sondition you know
of, liut-let • US return hon3a. Gaits lie.aved
is still above. our heeds. 'though clouds and
dmknioss rest betwees. *ill trust in
iii/d fear 'not." - , -
SO brave - a woman should have been tiatch
.ed stout•hearted man
.; bit
happily s . was not the ease. -Edward' Djysdale
utterly de4poudeet, and. he•.littened, as his
wife/ was vfterwards fairs to admit -to Jansen'
Slid others: yith,fickpittient nglutitanee to. sli
r is-tries lourueied , homewards, save
whes : tkoltimditicu rsf. belp"was
namely, that she sboal,d abandon . hei husband,
and- take up her abode with her children at
Rodney Place, was discussed by her. indig
nantly. ' Once,
,rthci, when she mentioned
that the old will in her favor was not destioy
ed, but thouhl be, her uncle threatened, if she
did not soon return, a bright, almost fiery ex
pression seemed to leap from his usually mild,
reflective :eyes, and partially dissipate the
thick gloom which mantled his features.
This occurred on a winter's day in , earfy
March, and the evening np to seven o'clock
had passed 'gloomily with the Drysdale's,
when at once, the husband, starting frim a
profound- reverie, said he would take: a walk
as far as Exeter, see the attorney in the suit
against him, and, if passible, gain a little
time fur the arrangement of the debt. His
wife acquiesced, though with small hcps of
any &storable result, and, the strangely ab
stracted man left the house.
Ten o'clock, the hour by which Edward
Drysdale had promised to return, chimed
from a dial . on the mantel-piece.- Mrs. Drys-,
dale trimmed the fire, lit, the candles, 'which
for economy's sake she had extinguished, and
had their frugal suppers laid. He came not.
Eleven o'clock ! What
.could be detaining,
him so late I • Twelve—half-past twelve 1-e,
Raelel Drysdale was just. about to bid tlai
servant-maid, who was sitting up in the)citii-,
ea, to go to bed, when the 'send ot,..arriage
wheelsgoing towards Exeter, stopped at the
door. It, was return post chaise, and bro't
Edward Drysdale. lie staggered, as if intox
icated, into the kitchen, reached down a half
bottle of brandy from a cupboard, and tookit
to the post-boy, who immediately drove s off.
Anne Needy, the servant girl, was greatly
startled by .her master's appearanne; Wit/ek
ed pale, she . afterwards
,stater Kind -shook,
and "cowered," its - if he had til - ue . - . _ Mrs.
Drysdale came into the k ite ' - it„stoo'd her ,
_hand till tlea- ,door was
.. ~,,„,,..,.
fastened,. when they both: Witt Upstairs; into
is front sittiniroom...t..itii iosit:Oiguced Anne
Moody to follow, and . 1-11 e heard, just ,as the
door closed upon then3,'Mrs.. Drysdale say,
"you have not- been to Exeter, I am sure."
This was said in • a nervjrns,', shaking voice,
and her - master replied, in the same tone,
"No; I changed my mind," cir words tc? that
effect. Then there was a- quick -whispering
for a .minute or two, interrupted by a half
stifled cry or scream from Mrs. Drysdale,-
A sort of hubbub of worth-followed, which
the girl—a very intelligent person of her
class, by-the-by—could not hear, or at least
could not make out till Mr. Drysdale said,.in
a louder, - slower way "You Rachel—tbe
children are provided for, but, 0 God.? at
, -
what a dreadful pricer' '
' Anne Moody, fearful of detection; did not
wait to, hear more, but crept stealthily up
stairs to her bed, as her tnistress had ordered
her to when she left the kitchen. Oar tlu
following tim e rning the girl found her master
and mistress both up, the kitchen and parlor
fires 144 and breakfast nearly over. Mr. Drye,
dale said he was in a hurry to get- to. Exeter, .
and they had not thought it worth while to
call her at unseasonable hours. Both hus
band and wife looked wild andWgard,. and
this Anne, whoa she looked into. their bed
chamber, was not at all surprised al, as it was
clear that neither of them had retired to-rest.
One thing and the other,. especially kissing
and fondling the children oVer . and over
again, detained Mr: Drysdale _till balfpaSt
eight o'clock, and then, juSt as he was leav
ing thi house, three men confronted him ! a
constable of the name of Parsons, James Ber
ry, Mr. l3radshaw's 'servant, and .Burnham
the landlord . of the Hunter's Inn. They .
came ter arrest him on the charge• of bur- .
glary and murder ! Mr. Bradshaw had been
found early in the morning, cruelly stabed to
death beside his strongbox.:.
I must pass lightly the harrowing scenes
which followed the lutnultuous:agony of the
wife, and the despairing asservations of her
husband, impossible to be implicitly believed
in. even by that wite'for the eliminating ev
idence was overwhelming. Drysdale had
been seen skulking about Rodney Place tilt
very late, bv both Burnham And Berry. In•
the room through Which ho must have pa-sed
in going and returning from the. scene of his
ftightful crime, his hat had. been found : and
it was now diseoveted thathe, Drysdale, had
taken away and worn home one of Berry's—
no doubt from hurry and inadvertence. In
addition toall this, a considerable sum of
money, in gold and silvet, inclosed in : a can
vass bag,well known to have beloneftszl to the
deceased,'wns found upon his person. It ap
peared probable that the 'aim of the assassin
had been only robhety . in the first, instance,
for the corpse of the unfortunate victim was
found clothed only in a night dress— The
fair inference, therefore, seemed to be that the
robber, disturbed l at his plunder by; the wake
ful old seaman, bad,been - CtiniPelled,: perhaps
_reluctantly, to-add thedreadful crime ofmer
der tir that which he originally contemplated.
The outcry 'thiough the country was terrific,
and as E4Vlntra. 6754143; 4 !le advice of Mr.'
sitns, theattorney, who subsequently instruct,
ted Mr. Prince, rtrerved hisdefence, there ap
.peared to be nothing of *feather's •weight tO
,oppose against the -•trentefidoei mass-of cis.
critnitanceii swayed against the'ptisotfer. •
,And !ben, upon the arrival of the king's
comtaissfoo at. Exeter.- Mr. Prince ,_ , seceivisi
very full and carefully drawn brief in defilnce
wholly unsupported
story 'fiVi4hitr!is 4tiPet trPd *thik . Oool,l
Aite , 4 ll, o4fppiqq ta,iiiliAtak44 04444.; of
the Cr 01111; iA.c.olMing to tiwir4; Pry f:4+l4
be merely:sought UO2p- the
evening in - questionfor the pOrptiae Vf.:'oll l .‘
eluding ;with that gentleman .45 arrangement •
fur the separation of.: hiniself .from.:;.. his. wife .
and children, stad theirdomieiliation at Rod_
ney . further , averred that - he
was :received with greater eivilitytkin heex-.
petted; that• Walt • long ..0*
during : whieli he, Drysale ; had seen . - nobody
but Mr. lltadshaw, although, La believed that
the aged -and deaf cook was in the kitchen;
that be had arranged that Mrs . ..Drysdale and
his children should be early ort: the ,morrow
with her ;uncle ; that he _had ; received : the
money, found in his possession; and!at.his
hoUse, flute the deceased's own hands, in -or
der tTpay, the debt - and . costs in the suit
wherein eXecution was about to,be , levied
Lis furniture, and that the residue was. to be
applied to his, the prisoner's -own. use;. - that
the expressions deposed by Anne Moody, and
leis own and Mrs.. Drysdale'' emotion after
his return horne, which had: told: so_ heavily.
.against him 'iii the . examinations- before the
magistrate, were perfectly reconcilahle • with
this statement—as, indeed, they were=-and
did not, therefore ; bear the frightful meaning
:that had been attached to them. - With res
:Teat to the change of hats, - that *night easily
- have happened, because his hat had [men left,
on entering, in the hall pasaag and in his
hurry coming
.out by the saute .way, .he bad
uo doubt niist,,ken Berry's. hat for his own;
but he solemnly denied havinivbeen, in the
room, or near th4art .of the house where
his hat was alleged:to have been found,.
This was the gist of the. explanation ; it
unfortunately it .was.not sustained by any re, : ,
ceivable testimony in any material particular.
.True, firs, Drysdale, whom everybody fully
[believed, declaied that this account . exactly
coincided, with what husband told her lin
inetliately on arriving home in the .post-chaise;
but what of that :1 It was not what star' the
prisoner told, nor bow many times he. had,
told it, that could avail, ;especially *against
the heavy itnprobahili ties that weighed upon
his, at first view,' plausible 'statement. now
IN:is it, that kuowing_Mr. Bradshaw's almost
insanedislilii . Of ;himself, he did not counsel
his wiin to s take terms wi!.b . her uncle . pre;
cparatory to her returning to Rodney Plice 1,
And was it at, all likely,tbat airs Brad_haw,
whose implacable humor Mrs. Drysdale had
experienced on the very d proviout to
: the
!nuttier, shpuld liarS so suddeid:V - soflUned to=
wards the man he sow thorougAdyhat4and
despiz,•ed I !row ' . 01.011 the ..firs t
consultation on . - the case . wore. a, viietchredly
roTeet',• the hawk-uye.•_of Mr;
Prince Et onass.ertion of T homas
ham's that he lan gone: to Burnhaiu'slouse
ttpOn some particular business at no:patter,
I paSt twelve on themght Of the murder, :and
! had seen the deceased alive at.that - time,
who had answered as be frequently did , from
his Led- . ro.otn window.
" Ro•lnq Pace . ," said 11r. Prince, "is nine
•-frun Diysdakt's iesidence„ I under
stood you to F.if, Mtn Sims, thatrMrs.l). de
clares that Ler busband
.was at home . at
twenty minutes to one
.she .does but the Wife'e ,evi
dence. you are aware, cahoot avail the..hus
"True ; but the .servant driver*of
the pest-chaise ! - This is a vital point,: and
must be clearkid •up - without delay." .
I ,and Williams, Sims' clerk, so citf itnme
,liately to see Mrs. Drysdale, *ho bad not
tell her room since her husband's apprehen
sion. Sh e was . confident it vt;ts barely so
late as twenty minutes to one when
chaise drone up' . to the dear.,- -Her, evidence
was, legally, , inadeuistible, l 64 : our hopes!eked on :tune MoetlY,_Who was imm ed iately
called in. llei,answer. urns exaspe rating:
She had been asleep kite ken, and
could not.pOssibifiay irbetbei it wake;
one or . two o'clock when her Master readied
hotne. There was still a chance left;--F,hatof
the pcistrcliaise dri t iver. • ire aidnot, ivolfautid,
teach Exeter, a ditance of three miles only,
from Mr. Drysdale's till a quarter to three
o'clock,- and was then much the ivorae for
liver. So 'inn& for our chanee proving
an alibi.
There was one circumstance perpettially
harped upon by our bright-eyed friend ofthe
Iluntet'sOlops---I and William Called
him. What become of a large'surn;in - notiste,
paid, it was well know, to, Mr. Bradphai
three or four dayi Wore'his death,/ What.
Ids° of ruby ring,. and some nnset precious
atones he haes brought from abroad, and which
be bad always esteemed, rightly or wrongly;
at so
,high a price Dry dale's house, and
garden,,had been, turned inside out i llmt_uoth-r
ins bad been found, and so, for, that matter,
had Rodney Place, and its two remainiOg-in
mates had been examined with like ill suc
cess. nham, who was exCessively diti
.satisfied with . the Oogtess 4 offairy. i . swore
there was a mystery somewhere - , and that bet -
Eleep - . 011 ho bad ferreted it out..
That was his business. Outs Vial, to peke
the but of the wreiched materials 44 our dia.
pasal; 1:111t, the result we all expected fnilowed.
Theforegoneiierdict , of the ,sere
forinpy r 'recorded' in a :verdict. guilty,
when note was an 1100611 r.. Sims.
One Mr. limbeilperebit - nt,
Vein' the ovidppep of tke *oil lion; desired_
to . he. exainined:""thi;the.lje*
assented 1144"PC,34411...11,11'1*7.
id left ExeterLLin *kat;
,lie ; 6 4 - 01 . :,,>54 :401 09 ,4:441i.;i i : P1it
end (4 - 044
the, mrtiore4b4 jud4b'irie% -baf
~~~iii4i ` `.l ~^Fc iiiiF~u~M"~i
:~ ~".;
be'fbpricted; 7riefik
itlll,-and the petit biiy;lielie
bait reins to drive' with *tiiiolllei
freed -' . wirtdoit* -- wits -fist
a b i`" 4
sleep, m
seeed—sa Sr*
bawl. iorfolomet tine;Aitut-iitA:lWurvhsk*i
with hils 1064 0 1 , the,al WV /02 4." 111 11# 1
with curA Be Its
lieved, but Totai4 -- liot.iikete.reiqre.W.ll*T " •
that the .postillion:he:ha4.bans-: z •
was that man. This
gestirlras it. l !"s l4 .4efdohif #l44Ord ust
n u t te 4 44 o 4 -1 45#4 4 :'*ffOoncantd,
and a vordic44:gigkr fj:r*Jopirtitteed and
me"de4:,arikatb t o i of - a
huste4 - 1 0 4:V
The — ulfortunate_consiet
beneath the blow * fully pipe atad *lt tittut
haville`en, and a. ierribli opalitiebOavideeti
his features and shook his frame. It - psssed,< , .
sway, aimilriebeatiat and ',Nati,' when
ed what be had to asp-- - why sentence of:death
ihould 14 34 e d ' a Oili4 t rP:; l . '. *°t 4h 4g
to ISt; - sot' i*Ot‘t.* eim.iki;;Odta
nify nod power. A 5,-
I 'cannot blame the gentlaattti,ol4elaix,"
he sail "Theit fatal
ad douicieutioui . ai h
to be erioneous-:-faliu!,
strongly arrayed against-,_*4l4id it: bais
been my fate through iii', to bsaaway. ha -
ly . judged. save : oaly by..those.mliolictriith
and affection havri4hed - ofer my chenkered
existeuca the only happitteei.4lAuive!nver -
known: obserredi to*, the ictikt Anteril
the prosecuting countel,..connecting.the
cu mat an calt. under . sib ich I left]the!navy".. Stith
the' .cantnrdfee the deed orebiclia -stand
here accused--cctisvicteklatipphse) f, shoal
say.- I forgire•that gehtieltutu fiiseirttel ruie*r
es freely as 1:do you; gentlemen_of the jury,
your. mistaken. verdict...-. -yott,,Any -lord, the
death senteu you are- about to pronounce.
he minter to which I hopeloipasilthrOugit
the brief f but dark awl*
Immix me and the; gtare , rill, Itu.sakire
suilicient answer to the taunt Of cowardice, i
and the future_yindiciticia_iii-=ttiPiiiiiiCestels.
not for my ;own; but `-fjiJ . ; , triy l- ' wife °arid
children's sake, 'Fixinfidently teat, to llins
into whOse harids I Asti"Attitiniety'render
my spirit. This
Thi:r igt.ner's eatin, ttnhurried
wortri4ii6atietA i n eff.ct upon the 'iourr- an..!
ittidiTorY.' The' 3 o •
aid, kconicietitiou'ind:'marneiliat; uertolis
to:to, .panied in2tli;'irict of assuttri!ig _ the
4 Lei the Prisciii be removed pu.s
- st ntenee on to-morrow. The contt tliett
immediately adjoUrne4.
I was miserable, depressed in spirits, which
the Cold sleety weather that:greeted . us:eit
emerging, from the' hot rind oreivededil
considerably., increased. 1 wa's thinkin ,, ,,thst
a glass might not tinaiss;, whom
should .1 • t t
.I°s- e , left _
Thomas D'urnliati). lite was going the saine
way. as myself, in: piodigions ',haste' hi*
whole manner denoting
_intense r excitement._
"Is that you," he brokevout. ,i‘;coute ntoug,
then ,4ind he , quick I, Fire missed iins and
his . "clerk, hutryou'll:. do. as veli r pairbaps bet
ter:'- I bad AO . 13‘0Wer, if I bad' theineliantion,
to refuse, for , the. nthtisiastie4na4 seized Rio
by the armi and hurried me along
menden* rnie ',towards. the : outskirts cif.,thei
""hie. is , the' phtee,"- haeaciaittmicWhZl
burst into a'' tavern parlor, -where t q tsuaiis
had beea?t/eyiosited. ,t 1 notcitiortlye,‘"
Burnhani went ou, "bit theenaph l ioc k ei!jl
for him here. IL:tibial:ate. be off foi. Louden
":.Whom um you ,talking
London to-night r!
James:- 130rry, ,- fif : thetet-,:eriottgh.t
Look there'!". ...
" I see . • James Berry; rii)saineir;laiir4on-'
These•then are his;tranki,-I atippirany'l
‘-‘ Right, my boy; - hat theref=ienothiog?ot
iinixntonce in - Cram ratOady-going.
Margery has vrelltravertained that. You,.
know . Mirgary4ut , huSll.loni Ife
'V a"* a 'lii
'.** took
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