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"By the way, what do you mean to do with Charley?" said Upton. "Do you intend him for Eton ?"
habit of everything-made-easy and every-bo- "Remember, Glencore," said the other, dy-made-anything. Flippancy is the char-"that you had obtained all the world has deacteristic of our age, and we owe it to our creed as satisfaction. He met you and reccivschools." ed your fire; you shot him through the chest; not mortally, it is true, but to carry to his grave a painful, lingering disease. To have insisted on his again meeting you would have been little less than murder. No man could have stood your friend in such a quarrel. I told you so then, I repeat it now, he could not fire at you; what then was it possible for you to do?"
"I scarcely know-I make plans only to abandon them," said Glencore, gloomily.
"I'm greatly struck with him. He is one of those fellows, however, who require the nicest management, and who either rise superior to all around them, or drop down into an indolent, dreamy existence, conscious of power, but too bashful or too lazy to exert it." "You have hit him off, Upton, with all your own subtlety; and it was to speak of that boy I have been so eager to see you."
Glencore paused as he said these words, and passed his hand over his brow, as though to prepare himself for the task before him.
"Shoot him-shoot him like a dog!" cried Glencore, while his eyes gleamed like the glittering eyes of an enraged beast. of his lingering life of pain; think of mine; have some sympathy for what I suffer! Would all the agony of his whole existence equal one hour of the torment he has bequeathed to me, its shame and ignominy?"
"These are things which passion never treat of, my dear Glencore."
Now, then, for your plan, Glencore," said Upton, who with all the dexterity of his calling preferred opening a new channel in the discussion, to aggravating difficulties by a further opposition.
"Upton," said he, at last, in a voice of deep and solemn meaning, "the resolution I am Passion alone can feel them," said the othabout to impart to you is not unlikely to meet er sternly. "Keep subtleties for those who your strenuous opposition; you will be dis- use like weapons. As for me, no casuistry is posed to show me strong reasons against it on needed to tell me I am dishonored, and just every ground; you may refuse me that amount as little to tell me I must be avenged! If you of assistance I shall ask of you to carry out think differently, it were better not to discuss my purpose; but if your arguments were all this question further between us; but I did unanswerable, and if denial to aid me think I could have reckoned upon you, for I was to sever the old friendship between us, I'd felt you had barred my first chance of a venstill persist in my determination. For more geance." than two years the project has been before my mind. The long hours of the day, the longer anes of the night, have found me deep in the consideration of it. I have repeated over to myself everything that my ingenuity could suggest against it-I have said to my own "I must rid myself of her! There's my heart all that my worst enemy could utter, plan," cried Glencore, savagely. "You have were he to read the scheme and detect my it all in that resolution. Of no avail is it that I plan-I have done more, I have struggled have separated my fortune from hers so long with myself to abandon it; but all in vain. My as she bears my name, and renders it infamous heart is linked to it; it forms the one sole tie that attaches me to life. Without it, the apathy that I feel stealing over me would be complete, and my existence become a mournful dream. In a word, Upton, all is passionless within me, save one sentiment; and I drag on life merely for a vendetta.”
Upton shook his head mournfully, as the other paused here, and said
"This is disease, Glencore!"
"Be it so; the malady is beyond cure," said he, sternly.
"Trust me it is not so," said Upton, gently; "you listened to my persuasions on a more
"Ay, that I did!" replied Glencore, interrupting, and have I ever ceased to rue the day I did so! But for your arguments, and I had not lived this life of bitter, self-reproaching misery; but for you, and my vengeance had been sated ere this!"
in every city in Europe? Is it to you who live in the world, who mix with men of every country, that I need tell this? If a man cannot throw off such a shame he must sink under it."
"But you told me you had an unconquerable aversion to the notion of seeking a divorce?"
"So I had-so I have! The indelicate, the ignominious course of a trial at law, with all its shocking exposure, would be worse than a thousand deaths! To survive the suffering of all the licensed ribaldry of some gowned coward, aspersing one's honor, calumniating, inventing, and when invention failed, suggesting motives, the very thought of which in secret had driven a man to madness! to endure this
to read it-to know it went published over the wide globe, till one's shame became the gossip of millions and then, with a verdict extorted from pity, damages awarded to re
The terrible energy with which he spoke actually frightened Upton, who fancied that his reason had already begun to show signs of decline.
pair a broken heart and a sullied name, to car- elling in splendor, and even in all her shame, ry this disgrace before one's equals, to be the flattered, welcomed guest of that rotten, again discussed, sifted, and cavilled at! No, corrupt society she lives in. Imagine her in Upton; this poor, shattered brain would give all the pride of wealth and beauty, sought afway under such a trial. To compass it in ter, adulated, worshipped as she is, suddenly mere fancy is already nigh to madness! It struck down by the brand of this disgrace, and must be by other means than these that I at- lett upon the world without fortune, without tain my object !" rank, without even a name. To be shunned like leper by the very meanest of those it had once been an honor when she recognized them. Picture to yourself this woman degraded to the position of all that is most vile and contemptible. She that scarcely condescended to acknowledge as her equals the best born and the highest, sunk down to the hopeless infamy of a mistress. They tell me she laughed on the day I fainted at seeing her entering the San Carlos at Naples-laughed as they carried me down the steps into the fresh air! Will she laugh now, think you? Shall I be called 'Le Pauvre Sire,' when she hears this? Was there ever a vengeance more terrible, more compiete?"
"The world has decreed," resumed Glencore, that in these conflicts all the shame shall be the husband's, but it shall not be so here!—she shall have her share, ay, and by heaven! not the smaller share either!" "Why, what would you do?" asked Upton, eagerly.
"Deny my marriage! call her my mistress!" cried Glencore, in a voice shaken with passion and excitement.
"Again, I say, Glencore, you have no right to involve others in the penalty of her fault. Laying aside every higher motive, you can have no more right to deny your boy's claim to his rank and fortune, than I, or any one else. It cannot be alienated nor extinguished; by his birth he became the heir to your title and estates."
"But your boy-your son, Glencore ?" "He shall be a bastard! You may hold up your hands in horror, and look with all your best got-up disgust at such a scheme; but if you wish to see me swear to accomplish it, I'll do so now before you, ay, on my knees before you! When we eloped from her father's house at Castellamare we were married by a priest at Capri-of the marriage no trace exists. The more legal ceremony was perform- "He has no birth, sir, he is a bastard-who ed before you, as Charge d'Affaires at Naples shall deny it? You may," added he, after a -of that I have the registry here; nor, except second's pause, " but where's your proof? Is my courier Sanson, is there a living witness. not every probability as much against you as If you determine to assert it, you will do so all documentary evidence, since none will evwithout a fragment of proof since every doc-er believe that I would rob myself of the sucument that could substantiate it is in my keep- cession, and make over my fortune to heaven
ing. You shall see them for yourself. She is, knows what remote relation." therefore, in my power; and will any man "And do you expect me to become a dare to tell me how I should temper that pow-party to this crime?" asked Upton, grave
"You baulked me in one attempt at vengeance, and I did think you owed me a repar ation!"
"But your boy, Glencore, your boy." "Is my boy's station in the world a prouder one by being the son of the notorious Lady Glencore, or as the offspring of a name- Glencore," said Upton, solemnly," we are less mistress? What avail to him that he both of us men of the world; men who have should have a title stained by her shame! seen life in all its varied aspects sufficiently, where is he to go? In what land is he to live, to know the hollowness of more than half the where her infamy has not reached? Is it not pretension men trade upon as principle; we a thousand times better that he enter life ig-have witnessed mean actions and the very noble and unknown-to start in the world's lowest motives amongst the highest in station; race with what he may of strength and power and it is not for either of us to affect any -than drag an unhonored existence, shunned overstrained estimate of men's honor and good by his equals, and only welcome where it is disgrace to find companionship?"
"But you surely have never contemplated all the consequences of this rash resolve. It is the extinction of an ancient title, the alienation of a great estate, when once you have declared your boy illegitimate."
"He is a beggar, I know it; the penalty he must pay is a heavy one; but think of her, Upton, think of the haughty viscountess, rev
faith; but I say to you, in all sincerity, that not alone do I refuse you all concurrence in the act you meditate, but I hold myself open to denounce and frustrate it."
"You do!" cried Glencore, wildly, while with a bound he sat up in his bed, grasping the curtain convulsively for support.
"Be calm, Glencore, and listen to me pa tiently."
"You declare that you will use the confi
dence of this morning against me," cried | Glencore made no reply, but throwing back Glencore, while the lines in his face became the bedclothes, slowly and painfully arose, and indented more deeply, and his bloodless lips with tottering and uncertain steps, approached quivered with passion. "You take your part a table. With a trembling hand he unlockwith her." ed a drawer and taking out a paper, opened and scanned it over.
"I only ask that you would hear me."
"You owe me four thousand five hundred pounds, Sir Horace Upton," said Glencore, in a voice barely above a whisper, but every accent of which was audible.
"I know it, Glencore," said Upton, calmly. "You helped me by a loan of that sum in a moment of great difficulty. Your generosity went further, for you took, what nobody else would, my personal security."
"There's your bond, sir," said he, with a hollow, cavernous voice, as he threw it into the fire, and crushed it down into the flames with the poker. "There is nothing now between us. You are free to do your worst!" And as he spoke, a few drops of dark blood trickled from his nostrils, and he fell senseless upon the floor.
From the Examiner.
The Physician for All; his Philosophy, his Experience, and his Mission. By John Spurgin, M. D., Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, and Senior Physician to the Foundling Hospital. Whittaker and Co.
the muscles and glands would be powerless without their nerves, or even as the nerves themselves would be senseless and devoid of influence, unless such a blood permeated them everywhere to impart to them of its own active nature. Call it the vehicle of sensibility, irritability, mobility, vitality, action, or force, or what you will; if it This clever and eccentric book will amuse the eludes occular sense, its organic productions and its sanguineous manifestations do not; these be general reader, while it cannot fail in many regin in translucent fluidity, and only become visi spects to instruct him. Its topic is the parable by density and composition; but fluidity is mount influence of the blood in the determina- the permanent circumstance, and even the essention of health or disease, and the author contrives to evolve in the course of it a great deal tial of mobility and vitality; and in this fluid of very useful and trustworthy information and condition, the vital forces are ever operative which commence with the primordia and initiaments of foetal existence and growth. For the nerves it is nerve-blood; in the blood-vessels it compounded into red-blood; its nature and Power are resemblances of its parent source, and its tendency the world of nature cannot own, because the world of life is ever asserting its higher claim upon it as the fitting instrument of is the prime characteristic, and every science, its intelligent purposes. This tendency, indeed, with every art, conspires to further and to secure its object, which is the preservation of the species. This nerve-blood is everything everywhere quack, any more than one theory. The book is in its body; the body owes everything to it, beginning, continuation, and renewal; its mateExcellently worth reading for the suggestions as well as information it contains. Dr. Spurgin's rials with those of the body are perpetually theory, moreover, of the connection of dis- changing, but tendency, nature, power, and form eases with the blood, is not likely to be disputed remain the same. Identity also is hereby seby many members of his profession, since we cured, despite the changes of disease and decay, and every human individual can say, 'I am, theresuppose it means little more than their connection with the body, of which blood is the main fore I think,' rather than with Stahl, 'I think, therefore I am.' For this nerve-blood to be an and to all intents and purposes essential part. instrument in nature of such a principle as will, To the author, however, it is especially an essential part, inasmuch as he extends its domain, as the ground of a finite consciousness, as a relaand makes even the tubes of the nerves blood-tive, 'I am,'-it must be compounded of the purest and most subtle elements of the world of vessels of a certain kind :nature."
Let no reader be deterred from it, therefore, at its opening. No doubt an address to the general public on the origin of disease in the blood, which includes recommendation of a liquid condiment invented by the author, justifying, we are told, patient's encomium on the inventor that "exegit condimentum ære perennius," etc., does not at first sight look like what the profession or the public would expect from a member of the College of Physicians. But Dr. Spurgin does all in evident good faith, and with a sincere purpose. Nor is
it to be asserted that one condiment makes a
"My view of the existence of a fluid, which I have designated the nerve-blood, in substitution of the animal spirits of older writers, springs from my freedom of judgment on the subject. This nerve-blood is more to the body than the arterial or colored blood of sensuous observation, for the latter would be nothing without it, even as
We have said enough to show that the book is curious, and as Dr. Spurgin scatters liberally through its pages a good deal of sound profes sional advice, the reader will be compensated for any little annoyance he may derive from so much of its eccentricity as happens to clash with his taste.
A Correspondent of the New-York Evening Post gives an account of Gov. Merewether's Treaty with these Indians; from which we copy a part.
THERE were about two hundred and fifty men and women who came to the council, including nearly all the principal men fifty perhaps were women. But it was difficult for an unpractised eye to distinguish male from female. They all wore long hair. None had beards, and they all rode alike women as well as men, astride. I soon discovered, however, that there was a difference in dress: the women universally had their shoulders and breasts covered. Many of them had papooses lashed to a board and swung on
A preliminary meeting was held the next morning, to which the Governor invited only the head men. He first inquired whether they were authorized and willing to make a treaty. The two principal chiefs were Tamuche and Ecusache. They replied, they were.
Gov. I am glad of this, for I do not wish any of my people to starve the only way to prevent it. red or white-and this
said that he wanted them to consent to live in This point being gained, the governor then peace with each other, not go to war. To this for this. He then asked what country they would they readily assented said they were anxious like to have and how much. They informed him; and it was the country he wished to give them, and even more of it than they asked for. It was ries explained, as well as they could be. pointed out to them on the map, and its bounda told them to go over to their camp, and explain He then all to their people, and come again in the afternoon, and tell him if all were satisfied.
The treaty was again explained, article by They came in the afternoon, reporting all satis article, and impressed upon their minds — after which, all the head men signed by touching the pen with which their names were written. chief. Their chiefs are captains of equal authoriThe tribes in this territory have no supreme ty, several of them in a tribe. Of the particulars of their organization I am not informed.
He then explained to them, through an inter-fied. preter, what he wished to do, viz., to give them certain lands on which they were to remain-to give them so much per year ($5,000 for the first three years, and in all $60,000) through a term of twenty-five years - and that they must learn to work. These were the leading points in the treaty, and are in all Indian treaties.
They agreed to all very readily except the last. Learning to work did not comport with their ideas of Indian dignity at all. The following is the substance of the dialogue that took place on the subject: When it was first proposed - the dians replied:
the governor's tent, and were seated in a semiThe next morning they all assembled around circle on the ground to receive their presents. These consisted of useful articles generally. The In-Governor is a practical man: he will not throw away money for trifles. He had blankets, shirts, some tobacco, looking-glasses, and brass wire. leather, knives, axes, tin cups, brass kettles, and as they wished to carry; and they started for Each one got a portion, and also as much corn their mountains, richer and apparently happier
We do not wish to plant; we wish to hunt. Ques. But what will you do when the game is
Ans. We do not think the deer will all be killed young ones are all the time growing.
Gov. I think it will; and then you will have to steal, and will be killed yourselves for the depradations committed by you.
Indians. All you say is right; but we do not think we shall ever want game.
Gov. Our Government will help you farm and work; but it cannot help you hunt.
Ind. All right; but the deer will not give out, and we can always buy corn.
Gov. But last winter I had to help you; you came to me and said you had nothing for your women and children to eat; why did you not buy corn then?
Ind. All you say is true; but we think the
deer will last.
Gov. Unless you work, I cannot promise to give you anything to eat.
Ind. As long as we can kill deer, we will not work. When we cannot, then we will learn.
Gov. I will make a treaty with you not requiring you to work, but I will not promise to give you food; but I would much rather you would work; then I would help you, and feed you while you were learning, for you will have to do so at last.
From the Correspondence of the N. Y. Evening Post.
A PETER THE HERMIT IN NICARAGUA. AMONG the various commemorations of Col Kinney's arrival in this country was a sermon preached last Sunday, by Rev. Benj. Smith, colored Methodist clergyman, formerly of New Orleans, who combines, with his ecclesiastical functions, the office of a publican. His boarding-house, which is advertised in the Central American as the "elegant, spacious and well-ven tilated Central American Hotel," where "every delicacy is furnished in its season," is used in the absence of other accommodations, as the church of his ministrations. On the occasjon referred to, the room which is provided with a few chairs and an unpainted pine bench and table, and se parated from the kitchen, by a cotton cloth, on technically speaking, a "California" petition, was crowded with perhaps seventy-five or more people. It had been given out that Mr. Smith had discovered a parallel between the expedition of Col. Kinney to the rich lands of Nicaragua
and the expedition of Moses and the children of | to the precise weight of those same grapes. The Israel to Canaan, and there was quite a rush of sacred writings, however, leave us in the dark on the followers of the former to hear him. Among this point, and it does not suit my purpose to the auditors, who, by the way, were of all colors, might have been seen Gov. Kinney, Mr. Nelson, Col. Young, Mr. Fabens, and Capt. J. R. Swift, the two last mentioned having arrived from Aspinwall on the 2d inst.
To give an idea of the spirit of the occasion, I subjoin a few stanzas from the introductory hymn which was sung. You will observe the allusions in it to Col. Kinney's mining and grazing district on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. If not, they will be made clearer by substituting in the first verse, though at a slight metrical sacrifice, the word Chontales for " Canaan:"
On Jordan's stormy banks I stand,
To Canaan's fair and happy land,
O, the transporting, rapturous scene
There generous fruit that never fails
make a digression to determine it. Two considerations enter into the question, in regard to both of which Moses has left us no information; first, the strength of the two men who were employed to carry the bunch of grapes, and second, the distance which the grapes were carried; for it may be presumed that one would not attempt to shoulder a weight for a hundred miles which might easily be borne one hundred yards. As suming, therefore, that the spies of Israel travelled one hundred miles and were men of ordinary strength, we may safely attribute to the two grape-carriers the ability to carry between them a burden of two hundred pounds, the possible heft of the cluster of grapes. This, however, I would by no means lay down as a fact, preferring to confine myself to the positive declaration of Scripture, which states that two men were necessary to transport the grapes, leaving unsolved the problems of size and weight. In such a case, my beloved hearers, I should not dare to settle the question for you."
But when on their, return, they were making the reports of their explorations to Moses, it appeared that some were either great cowards or very badly disposed towards Moses' scheme of
There rocks and hills and brooks and vales occupying the country of Canaan; for although With milk and honey flow.
No chilling winds, nor poisonous breath,
There on those high and flowery plains,
Then followed the discourse, which, as I have before intimated, I was deprived of the pleasure of hearing. For the outlines of it, consequently, I am indebted to the reports of those who were more fortunate.
they admitted it was a land "flowing with milk
And now for Parson Smith's application, which is said to have been as notable a specimen of pulpit eloquence as has recently been heard in Greytown. "There is," said he, "in the interior of this magnificent part of God's heritage, another Ca naan-another" promised land flowing with milk and honey." There is wood there and plenty of The preacher announced his text to be Num-gold and silver, and plains vast enough for the bers xiii. 30-"And Caleb stilled the people before Moses and said: Let us go up at once and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it." First came the introductory exercises. Moses and the Israelites, observed the preacher, were near the borders of Canaan, the land which the Lord had promised them.
cattle of a thousand hills. We have, too, our own Moses [Colonel Kinney], who with his followers has come to possess it. Some wicked persons, as in the days of old, have falsely said it is a bad country, where no man can live. But our Moses has lately sent a small party of explorers [one of them boards with the preacher] into it, and they report that it is an exceedingly rich and healthy country, boldly advising with Caleb, the son of Jephuneh, "Let us go up at once and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it."
By the latter's direction, the great Israelitish chieftain selected twelve men, one from each tribe, commanding them to go forward and "spy out the land of Canaan," to "see whether it be good or bad, and whether there be wood in it." The spies accordingly went and found an exceedingly rich country, and, it being grape season, cut down, near the brook Eschol à cluster of grapes that required two men to carry it on a stick. They also brought figs and pome-him and his expedition have faith in God's powgranates.
My brethren," remarked the preacher," there has been much discussion among the learned as
"Our Moses has come here for a good object. He comes to seek and to cultivate the 'promised land" on the beautiful shores of the San Juan and Indian rivers, and Lake Nicaragua. Let
erful arm, and in the Divine Providence, and they may go on "from conqueror to conquest," until the whole country is theirs, and the sons