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THE' STJNIDA.Y ERA.l?D.?MltJGXlJST 16, 1891.
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New York Mercury.
"Wo stood nlono In tho choir loft.
By tho orjrun tall iind grtm.
While ovor tho koys hor flnwcra
Followed hoi own ewcot whim;
IspokooC tho coining parting
And pleaded ono fnrowell kiss,
Out her modest wish forbade mo
Lest tho aoxton old might Hat.
Then I struck on the organ tistroau, Cull chord,
And oro Its echoes died,
In the twlllffht dim of tho old gray church
I kissed my promised brldo.
Wo stood again nt tho organ.
When many years had lied;
Butsho thought mo cold and uoirtloss,
And I thought her old love dead.
I spoko of our Inst fond parti tu.
Of tho ohord and its tender tie.
And how, liko tho sounds of that music,
Our lovo had throhbed and died;
Then my heart leaped up with a great glad
And forgot its recent pain,
For sbo blushed and, drooping hor lashes, said;
"Could you And thnt lost chord attain?"
A Story of a Young BarristerAVhich
Hncl an Unoxpoctetl Eiuli iitv-
Boston True ring.
"Capital 1 capital l'' said a chorus of laugh
ing voices, as Mr. Stanmorc, Q. C, finished a
legal anecdote he had been tolling and rounded
it neatly off with the rolling laugh of tho pro
There was no doubt that Mr. Stanmoro was
enjoying himself. Ho was an overworked
barrister barristers usually are overworked,
unless thoy are starving; there is apparently
no mlddlo course and it was extremely pleas
ant for blm to como down for an absolute
change of sccno and ideas to Lady Dugdale's
country bouse iu Berkshire.
Most of tho party had already heard tho
story he had just told. In fact, if the truth
were known, It was rather a well worn ono,
oven to tho extent of having appeared iu more
than one legal biography, but it was erected
with nono tho less hearty applause for all that.
The listeners at the further end of the room,
who had not quite caught the point, and some
who bad caught the point without having
Tieard tho beginning, laughed, as is the wont
of those deaf ones, still more strenuously than
"What a delightful store of anecdojtes you
must have Mr. Stanmorc I" said the hostess,
smiling at lilm from behind ber sliver tray.
"Oh, no doubt I've come across many queer
things in my time," said Stanmore, pouring
cream into his tea with an air of unctuous en
joyment. "How I should liko to hear some of them,"
said Lady Meredith, a young widow who, al
though hor intentions toward Mr. Stanmoro
were strictly platonlc, was certainly making
the most of tho fow days she was passing in
bis agreeable society.
"On, thoy'll eomo out by degrees," said
Mr. Stanmore. "You mustn't have too many
of them at a time."
"No, wo must bo patient," said Lady Dug
dale. "Dou't let us run through all our
property at once."
"But you forget," said a youth, who waB
etanding with bis back to the fireplace, "that
.Mrs. CTanmorrls is coming presently, and
after that we shall not bo allowed to listen to
any f estivo stories In tho drawing-room, at any
"Mrs. Claumorris ! Who is she ?" said Stan
more. A chorus of various epithets answered him.
"She iB so verypartlcular," "so very straight
laced," "so Intensely respectable," "so ex
"But still I dou't know," said Stanmore,
with a twinkle in his eyes, "why you are as
suming that my stories are not likely to be fit
for the eara of the 6tralght-laced aud decor
ous." "That's true; I don't know why we need,"
said Lady Dugdale, laughing.
"Only that ono Imagines," said Mrs. Mere
dith, "that a barrister must be constantly
listening to dark revelations of the most
"Hideou3 crimes !" said the young man on
tho rug. "Mrs. Clanmorris wouldn't like
"What time Is she coming?" said another.
"I suppose by the 5 o'clock train," said
Lady Dugdalo. "She promised to letme know,
but she has not done so."
"Supposo In that case wo were to adjourn
to tho billnrd-room until It is time to dress for
dinner?" said one ot tho younger members of
tho party, and thoy all trooped out, filling tho
ball and passages with noise and laugbtor ns
they passed along. Lady Dugdale and Mrs.
Meredith remained sitting over thofiro with
Stanmoro, who was much too comfortable to
At this moment a servant camo in with a
"Shall be with you by 5:15 train," Lady Dug
dale read aloud. "Will take a fly from station.
"Five-flftoeu t" said Mrs. Meredith, as tho
servant loft tho room.
"Yes, sho will bo hero in a quarter of an
hour," said Lady Dugdalo. "So your petito
chroniquo scandaleuse," she added, smiling at
Stanmoro, "will have to bo of the most rapid
and sketchy description if we are to enjoy any
of it before ber arrival."
"But this is positively awful," said Stan
more, "to bo called upon for a story at tho
sword's point In this way 1 I feel as if I were
iu the 'Arabian Nights,' and should have my
bead cut off if I cannot produce one."
"One I You can surely tell us one," said
Mrs. Meredith imploringly, with a most tell
ing erlanco of entreaty.
"You need not tell us the names, you know,
so that it can't possibly matter to auy one,"
said Lady Dugdale, "Tell us something
thrilling that really happened to you."
Mrs. Meredith went on: "Has some thickly
veiled mysterious lady never come to your
chambers and told you Borne dark story of
"Of courao," said Lady Dugdale, "I am suro
that muBt bavo happened often."
"Now you mention it," said Staumore
laughing, "it has happened to mo, but not
quite eo often as you seem to think, Lady Dug
dale only once (u my recollection."
"OnceV But that once is enough," cried
Mrs. Meredith. "Oh, quickly tell us about it
before thoso peoplo come."
"Yes," said Lady Dugdale, "I don't think
Mrs. Clanmorris could bear to hear of a lady
thickly volled. She wouldn't think that at
all nice. Sho would like tobe told of a lady
with a thin veil with black spots"
"Not Intgo ones," Interjected Mrs. Mere
dith. "No, small spots," said Lady Dugdale, "be
tween which her ropectablllty could bo
clearly seen a black silk gown and a solemn
"Well, I believe she had a black silk gown
and a bonnet," said Stanmore.
"Sho who ? Oh, how tantalizing you are!"
said Mrs. Meredith. "Do go on with it."
"Yes. Now, begin at the beginning and go
on to tho end," said Lady Dugdale.
"End? There p no end to It, dear ladles,"
said Stanmore, "that's tho worst of this
story it only has a beginning."
"Oh, that sounds bettor and better," cried
Mrs. Meredith. "Uomo, now, when was it?
how long ago?"
"How long? Ah, a long time," said Stan
more, reflecting. "Let mo see, thirty no
nearer thirty-live years ago. 1 was not much
Tho two women exchanged glances of
amusement as thoy saw blm fairly embarked
upon tho story.
"My uncle James Stanmore," tho narrator
went on, "was a barrister, a most successful
one a man who had the reputation of father
confessor almost among tho peoplo who know
him full of tact, sympathy and discretion, as
well as firmness and decision. Just after I
had left Oxford I was at his chambers lato
one winter's afternoon waiting for him to
como in when there was a hurried knock at
the outer door. I opened it, and a woman 'a
shrouded female figure,' I believe, Ib tho con
secrated term came hurriedly Into tho room.
" Mr. Stanmoro ?' 'That is my name,' I
said. 'But,' she said, apparently taken aback,
'you are bo vory young' 1 supposo it was
my uncle, Mr. James Stanmoro, you expected
to see,' 1 replied 'Yes, it was; it was indeed.
I wanted to see him particularly. How soon
will ho be in ?' 'I really haven't any idea;' I
said. 'Oh,' sho cried distractedly 'what shall
I do ?' 'Can I give him any message ?' I said,
'or will you write a letter?' 'No, uo; I won't
write,' she said Incoherently. 'I wanted to
see blm, himself to tell him about it and ask
his advice. 'Oh, what shall I do?' and she
covered her face with her hands."
"How thrilling I" murmured Mrs. Meredith.
"I was thrilled," said Mr. Stanmore, "and,
I must say, extremely anxious to know what
had happened to her."
"Was sho pretty?" Inquired Mrs. Meredith.
"I couldn't see her face in the least," said
Stanmorc, "for, besides having a thick veil,
sho stood with her back to the window, and
the room was growing darker every moment'.
For ono moment she stood silent; then, con
scious, pcihaps, that I had no means of identi
fying her, she said: 'I will tell you. I must
have some advice, some sympathy; but, mind,
I am counting on your silence and discretion.'
I need not 6ay," 6ald Stanmore again, with a
twinkle in his eye, "with what fervor I swore
to obey hor commands.
'She then, in a low and hurried voice, told
mo her tale, which certainly was a piteous
ono enough. She had left her homo during
her husband's absence left her home and her
child, as she thought, forever. Then sud
denly, on the eve of quitting England, she
bad realized partly, at any rate the full
horror of the future stretching before her,
and with a desperate idea of, at all events,
becoming tho legal wife of the man with
whom she had caBtiD ber lot, sho made up ber
mind to turn to my uncle, of whose wise and
understanding kindness she had heard, md
find out from him if it were possible to become
free from the busband 6he had left."
"Of course it was'nb't," 6ald Lady Dugdale
"Of course not," Bald Stanmore; "so much
I knew even then. I told her so, and I told
ber that unless her husband chose to take
steps she was powerless to regain her freedom.
Sho was staggered by the blow. 'Are you
quite suro of this?' she asked. 'Absolutely
certain,' I replied. And then in a burst of im
passioned eloquence," Stanmore went on, in
which could doubtless bo discerned the germs
of that forensic eloquence afterward so justly
famous, "I put before her prompted by I
know not wfyat passionate regret at seeing
her young life destroyed the future, tho only
future for which she could hope, and implored
her to go back to her husband while there was
yet time. Her husband was not to return till
the next day, so that the evil sbo had done
was not past redemption, so far as hiB peace of
mind and her fair name were concerned. She
listened in silence, and then burst into a tor
rent of tears.
" 'Thank you,' she said, as sho turned to
ward the door. 'In spite of your youth and
inexperience you have done me a service to
night which I shall never forget. I see you
are prepared to follow you uncle's footsteps.
I have been told thatbewas a wise, good man,'
My modesty, which has always been exces
sive," said Stanmore, with a smile, "was
somewhat abashed at this, and in order to turn
it off I said lightly, 'Ob, yes, I'm going to be
a barrister, too, some day. In fact, I feel as
if I had begun my career to-ulght you are my
first client.' She held out her hand to mo
6llently and went away."
"And then?" said Mrs. Meredith, eagerly.
"That's all," said Stanmoro. "1 linow
"Nothing moro ?" said Lady Dugdale. "Did
you never bear of her again ?"
"Never," said Stanmore; "never saw hor or
beaid of ber. And if I had I could not have
recognized her features, which I never saw;
nor nor voice, which was hoarse and strangled
with sobs; nor her name, which I nover heard.
So I am afraid that now I must make up my
mind that that story Is to bo forever unfin
ished. I have told you all I am over likely to
know about it."
"And Justin time," said Lady Dugdalo. as
a pealing ring at thB hall-bell sounded through
"There sho is." said Mrs. Meredith.
Tho butler throw open tho drawing-room
door and announced "Mrs. Clanmorris."
An atmosphere of social Influence and un
impeachable position seemed to accompany
the newcomer into tho room. Her clothes
wcro a certificate in themselYes-tho hand
some long dark cloak of stamped velvet,
trimmed with the most oxpenslve fur; tho
suitable middle-aged bonnet.
, Lady Dugdale, after welcoming her effus
ively, proctded to make her known to tho rest
of the party, Mrs. Clanmorris aeknowleged
Mrs. Meredith's how with measured graclous
ness; then, as Lady Dugdalo pronouueed
Stanmore's name, a very unexpected thiug
took place. For the first time in the memory
of the county did Mrs. Clanmorris' manner
alter; that luminous atmosphere and serenity
that surrounded Iter showed traces of disturb'
ance, revealing dark spots underneath, like
those of the sun. What bad happened ? A
sudden wave of memory, of gratitude, had
swept over ber. Moved by an Irresistible im
pulse sbo put out her hand and murmured
some agitated words, which in tho dead si
lence were distinctly audible to tho amazed
"Mr. Stanmoro 1 Can it be you ? I was
your first client 1"
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