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Literary and Political Journal.
JULY TO DECEMBER.
JAMES M'GLASHAN, 21, D'OLIER-STREET.
W. S. ORR AND COMPANY, LONDON.
FROM THE PAPERS OF G. G., SOMETIME SENIOR ASSESSOR OF THE PROVINCIAL COURT OF
CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ZELL.
ABOUT half a mile from Zell, in a so fore, and in which the son had cast his litary house which is now uninhabit father, with costs. Since that time, ed, lived, some twelve years ago, on they had neither seen nor communicahis half-pay, and the interest of a ted with each other; more than one reasonable amount of prize-money, a attempt, on the part of common friends, retired naval officer, named (or who to bring about a reconciliation, had shall here be named) Sturmgang. He been repulsed by both parties with a was an austere and rugged-tempered degree of violence that seemed greatly man, despotic, it was said, in his house disproportioned to the supposed cause as he had been on the deck of his ship, of the quarrel ; and the elder Sturmand therefore instinctively averse to gang had at length peremptorily forbid coming into contact with general so
all mention of his son's name in his ciety. In fact, he visited nobody, and presence, which, of course, had pre. the only visits he was known to re cluded any further attempt of the kind. ceive were those of the Pastor Walding,
Matters were in this state when an sub-rector of the high-school in Zell, application was made, on the part of the brother of his deceased second wife, Captain Sturmgang, to the Provincial and a man whose severe character and Court, praying that a commission might chilling manners were the perfect coun be appointed, to visit him at his house terpart of his own. Captain Sturm of Dornfeld, to take cognizance of his gang's domestic establishinent consist testamentary dispositions, as his health ed of two females—a youngish house did not permit him to come to Zell, for keeper and an oldish maid; in addition the
purpose. This business was placed to whom his house possessed one other in my hands, and I went out to Dorninmate, in the person of Christian feld the following day, accompanied by Schein, the son of his second wife by a junior assessor and the clerk of the former
marriage. The old officer had court. himself had no children by the mother
I found the old man (he was in his of this young man ; but his first wife had sixty-eighth year) sitting in an arm. borne him a son, who, singular to tell, chair, his feet and legs enveloped in flanwas now a shopkeeper in Zell, and sup nel wrappers, sick in body, yet not in ported himself, with his young wife a state to give immediate apprehensions and two children, in a struggling way,
for his life. His stepson and his broby the meagre profits of a retail busi ther-in-law were with him.
We proceeded at once to business : It was generally known that the two the preamble of the testament was Sturmgangs, the elder and the
young drawn up in the usual form, and I er, lived on a footing of great mutual called on Captain Sturmgang to dicexasperation, and the ground of this tate his will. was believed to be a lawsuit in which “ Well," said he,“ write, in the first they had been engaged some years be. place, I disinherit my son, Ludwig
Vol. XXVIII.No. 163.