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HAHTFORD, OHIO COUNTY, KY JULY 21, 1875.
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ST OMRGB ALFRED TOU JSKND.
The Choctaw sees a wave of green
Swell o'er his country's lap,
And in a fold of turf serene,
Droop low at Limestone gap,
And onre or twice a lion form
Of rock stands strong and stark.
As if the outpost sentinels
That guard the great Oiark.
That mountain kingdom sternly bides
The coming tramp of men;
The black bear -proirls its canons through,
The wild cats roam the glen;
Between the yellow Arkansas
And wide Missouri piled,
It hangs npon the verge of law,
And keeps the forest wild.
No Indian races shelter thci'o
To make the wild game fear;
The rcnegado makes his lair
Beside the mountaineer,
A hundred little rivers start
Below the Upland shade,
The leaping White, and strong Osigo,
And bragging Gasconade.
The rains hare licked the mountain side,
And sharpened the plateaus.
And on the level altitudes
An evening tradewind blows,
Such as tile brow of Lyon cooled;
The night liii soul went free,
And kissed the Texan ranger's Hps,
And dying Cherokee'.
The wild hawk hears a shriller scream
To make his young ones hark,
It is tho lonely wail of steam
Raised on the Great Otark;
The cattle of the Braios como
On trains to seek tba sea,
The ores of lead attend the dram,
For battle fields to be.
No marc the Boston mountains bar
EU Louis from the gulf,
Nor weary troopers of the war
Surprise the forest wolf.
With native coal the mountain forms
Ehow in the blast fire's spark,
And steel and line forge link on link,.
To band the great Oiark.
Thus do we grapple with the void,
And chaos smooth to art,
The grim fronti'rs of yesterday
To-day the Empire's heart;
The Indian Territory lies
All open like a park,
And overhead the Hebrew spies
Look down from the Oiark.
THB LAWYER'S SECRET.
By MISS SI. n. DRADDOX,
author or "acboki flovd," "lxdt ArDLiv's
stRRrr," "johh maechmokt's LF.ai.cv,"
"ELKlKOIt'8 TICTonr," "LAUV LlkLK,"
"P1BBELL UIBKIIAII." ETC., ETC.
IS A LAWYER'S OFFICE.
"it is the most provoking clause that
ever was invented to annul tbcadvantages
of a testament," said the lady.
iiisacondiuon which must be lulblled
or you lose the fortune," replied the gen-J
Whereupon the gentleman began to
drum a martial air with the slender tips
of his white fingers upon themorocco-cov-
rcd office-table; while the lady beat time
with the point of her narrow foot.
For the gentleman was out of temper, I
and the ladv was out pf temper also. Iam
eorry to have to say it of her, for she was
very young and very handsome, and, tho'
me angry ngut in ncr dark gray eyes had
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out: was very aanusome. liemairwas
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me uatrav uruwn, ana ciusierea auoui
uer iieau jn ncn, wavy masses, that lell
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mu ciwrary curl8 unuer ner c.egam
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witli long black lashes, which are more
dangerous than all others ever invented
for the perdition of honest men. Thev
looked like deep pools of shining water,
bordered by dark and shadowy rushes;
they looked like 6tray starsin an inky 6k y:
but they were so beautiful, that like the
signal lamp which announces the advent
of an express upon the heels of a luggage
(pain lin. eAnn.A.t ..TV lit rr
ltu eajr, ngen xier
wow miuiimic, ncr uiuuiii was small,
clearly cut, and very determined in ex
pression; her complexion brunette, and
rather pale. For the rest, she was tall,
her head 6et with a haughty grace upon
licr sloping shoulders, her hands and feet
email, and delicately shaped.
The gentleman was ten or fifteen years
licr senior. He too was handsome, emi
nently handsome: but there was a languid
indifference about his manner, which com-
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w. iv, .av,c, -.in a u.k lau oi weary
Jistlessness, that extinguished the light of
Lis eyes, and blotted out the emile upon
That any one eo gifted by nature as he
eecined gifted, could be as weary of life as
lie appeared, was, in itself, so much a
mystery, that one learned to look at him
as a man under whose quiet outwaid bear
ing lay eomc deep and stormy secret, un
revealable to common eyes.
Hc was dark aad pale, with massively
cut features, and thoughtful brown eyes,
- which rarely looked up from under the
heavy eyelids that slirouileil them. The
mouth was spiritual in expression, the lips
thin; but the face was lacking in one qual
ity, lacking which, it lacked the power
which is the highest form of manly beau
ty; and that quality was determination.
He sat drumming with his white, taper
lingers upon the table, and looking down,
with a gloomy shade upon his handsome
The scene wss alawyer's office in Gray's
Inn. There was a third person piesent,
an elderly lady, rather a faded beauty in
appearance, and very much dressed. She
took no part in the conversation, but eat
in an easy chair by the blazing fire, turn
ing over the crisp sheets of the Times news
paper, which, every tunc she moved them,
emitted a sharp, crackling sound, unpleas
ant to the nervous temperaments of the
younger lady and the gentleman.
The gentleman was a solicitor, Horace
Margrave, the guardian of the young lady,
land executor to her uncle's will. Her
name was Ellinor Arden; she was sole
heiress and residuary legatee to her uncle,
John Arden, of the park and village of
ArdeH, in Northamptonshire; and she had
this very day come of age. Mr. Margrave
had been the trusted and valued friend of
her father, dead ten years before, and of
her uncle, only lately dead; and Ellinor
Arden had been brought up to think that
il there were truth, honesty, or friendship
upon earth, those three attributes were
1 centered in the person of Horace Mar
grave, solicitor, of Gray's Inn.
He is to-day endeavoring to explain and
to reconcile her to the conditions of her
uncle's will, which arc rather peculiar.
"In the firrt place, my dear Ellinor,"
he says, still drumming on the table, still
looking at his desk, and not at her, "you
had no particular right to expect to be
your uncle, John Arden, of Ardcn's,
"I was his nearest relation," she said.
"Granted; but that was no reason why
you should be dear to him. Your father
and he, after the amiable fashion of broth-
crly love in this very Christian country,
were almost strangers to each other for
the best part of their lives. You, your
uncle never saw, for your father lived on
his wife's small property in the North of
Scotland, and you were brought up in that
remote region until your father's death,
which took place ten years ago; after your
father's death you were sent to Paris, to
be there educated under the surveillance
of your aunt, and you therefore never
made the acquaintance of John Arden, of
Arden, your father's only brothei."
"My father had such a horror of being
misinterpreted; had be sought to make his
daughter known to his rich brother, it
might have been thought "
"That he wanted to get that rich broth
ers monev. Jt might have been thought;
Blvdear eirl. it would have been thought!
Your father acted with the pride of the
Northamptonshire Ardens; he acted like
a hidminded English ccntlemcn: and he
actej in the e..C8 of the worldlike a fool.
You never, then, expected to inherityour
I uncle's monev?''
"Never! Nor did I ever wish it. My
mother's little fortune would have been
enough for me."
"I wish to heaven you had never had a
penny beyond it!"
As Horace Margrave said these few
words, the listless shadows on his face
8wept away for a moment, and revealed
a settled gloom, painful to look upon.
Uc 60 rareiy Bpoke on any BUi,ject what-
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evcr natoneofrea carneemcss. thatE-
iinor Arden, startled by the change in his
manner, looked UD at him suddenly and
searchinglv. But the vail of weariness
baj ,aiIen over hig facc 0 m j
hc COutinued, with his old indifference
,.T( u eurpri6e of eTery one your
cle bequeathed to you, and to you alone,
his entire fortune. Stranger as you were
to him, this was an act, not of love for
you, but of duty to his dead brother; but
the person he really loved was unconnect
ed with him by the ties of kindred, and
he no douttTionsidered that it would be
an act of injustice to disinherit his only
niece in favor of a stranger. This stran
ger, this;rete7e of your uncle's, is the 60n
I Vt II
of a lady who was once beloved by him,
b t ,0VeJ another p00rer and uum
bler than Squire Arden, of Arden, and
who told him so, candidly, but tenderly;
asa good woman should tell a man of that
which she knows may shiver the whole
fabric of his life. She married this poor
er suitor, George Dalton, a young surgeon,
in a small country town. She married
him, and, three years after her marriage,
she died, leaving an only child, a boy.
This boy, on the death of his father, which
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er married, but devoted himself to the ed
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him. Hc did not, however, bring uu the
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nenry auon nau pieaaeu ins urst cause
a uar ut-.orc your uncic sueatn. lie did
not leave mm one lartlnng."
"But he lea his entire fortune to you,
on conauion mat you snouiu marry lien-
r Lauon witnin a year oi your majority.'
"And if I marry any one else, or refuse
to marry this apothecary's son, I lose the
"Every farthing of it."
A beautiful light flashed from her eyes,
as she rose hurriedly from her chair, and,
crossing the room, laid her hand'lightly
upon Horace Margrave's shoulder.
"So be it," she said, with a smile. "I
will forfeit the fortune. I have a hundred
a year from my poor mother's estate
enough for any woman. I will forfeit the
fortune, and " she paused for a moment,
"andjmarry the man I love."
Wc have said that Horace Margrave
had a pale complexion; but as Ellinor Ar
den said these words, his face changed
from its ordinary dark pallor to a deadly
ashen hue, and his head sank forward up
on his chest, while his strongly-marked
black eyebrows contracted painfully over
his half-closed eves.
She stood a little behind his chair, with
her small gloved hand resting lightly on
his shoulder, so she did not see the change
in his face. She waited a minute or two,
to hear what he would say to her deter
mination; and, on hid not speaking, she
moved away from him impatiently, and
resumed her scat on the other side of the
Nothing could have been more complete
in its indifference thah Mr. Margrave's
manner as he looked lazily up at her, and
"My poor romantic child! Throw away
a fortune of three thousand a year, to say
nothing of Arden Hall, and the broad
lands thereto appertaining, and marry the
man you love! My sweet, poetical Ellinor,
may I venture to ask who is this for
tunate man whom you love?"
It seemed a very simple and straight
forward question, emanating, as it did,
from a man of business, many years her
senior, her dead father's old friend, and
her own guardian and trustee; but, lor all
that, Ellinor Arden appeared utterly un
able to endure it A dark flush spread
itsell over her handsome face; her eyelids
fell overJcr flashing eyes; and her lips
quivered with an agitation she was pow-
crlcss to repress. She was silent for some
minutes, during which Horace Margrave
played carelessly with a penknife, open
ing and shutting it absently, and not once
looking at his beautiful ward. The elder
ly lady by the fireplace turned the crack'
ling sheets of the Times more than once
during the short silence, which seemed
Horace Margrave was the first to speak.
"My dear Ellinor, as your guardian, till
this very day possessed of full power to
control your actions after to-day, I trust,
still possessed of the privilege, though,
perhaps, not the right to advise them I
have, I hope, some clafin on your confi
dence- Tell me, then, candidly; as you
may tell a middle aged old lawyer like
myself; who is it you love? who is it whom
you would rather marry than Henry Dal-
totij the adopted son of your uncle?"
For once he looked at her as he spoke,
she looking full at him; so it was that
their eyes met; a long, earnest, reproach
ful sad look was in hers; in his a darkness
of gloomy sorrow, beyond all power of
His eyes were the first to fall; he went
on playing with the handle of the pen
knife, and eaid
"You arc so long in giving me a candid
nnd straightforward answer, my dear girl,
that I begin to think that this hero is
of rather a mythic order, and that your
heart is, after all, perhaps fice. Tell me,
Ellinor, is it not so? You have met eo
few people have passed so much of your
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v v uwi ttjavu v a aa AMAsOlUia
convent-nnd when awav from the con
vpnt vnn Imve hi-on n nr.iltp.l I.v ll.o
Armis-like fni.irdiiinfihiii nf vnnr ritp,!
aunt that I rcallv cannot see how vou
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l suspect that you are only trying
to my&tify me. Once for all, then, my
dear ward, is there any one whom you
He looked at her as he asked thisdecis
ive question, with a shrinking upward
glance under his dark eyelashes some
thing like the glance of a mau who looks
up, expecting a blow, and knows that he
must shiver and close his eyes when that
Thecrimson flush passed away from her
face, and left her deadly pale, as she said,
with a firm voice,
Horace Margrave heaved a sigh of deep
relief, and proceeded in his former tone
entirely the tone of a mau of business.
"Very well, then, my dear Ellinor, see
ing that you have formed no prior attach
ment, that it is your uncle's earnest re
quest, nay, tolemn prayer, that this mar
riage should take place; seeing, aleo, that
Henry Dalton is a very good youn
'I hate good young men!" she said, im-
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s "l 1,dlr al,J frt'sl1 colored cheeks;
dressed iu uep..er-and-alt Hni,
laui-iiuy. .urrauiuuy pericct beings,
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"illy dear Ellinor 1 My dear Ellinor
L.UC is neither a stage play nor a three-
volume novei; aim reiy upon it. the hanm
ness of a wife depends very little on the
color of her husband's hair, or the cut of
his coat. 11 he neglects you, will you he
happier, lonely and deserted at home, in
remembering ihe dark waving curls clus
tering round his head, at that very mo-
ment, perhaps, drooping over the green
cloth of a hazard-table in SL James's
street 1 If lie wrings your heart with the
racking tortures of jealousy, will it console
you to recall the Hashing glances of his
hazel eyes, whose gaze no longer meets
your own; JNo, no, .bllinor! dispossess
yourself of the school-girl's notion of By-
ronic heroes, with turn-down collars, and
deficient moral region. Marry Henry
Dalton; he is so good, honorable, and sen
sible, that you must ultimately learn to
esteem him. Out of that esteem will grow,
by-and-by, love; and, believe me, para
doxical as it may sound, yon will love
him better from not loving him too
'As you will, my dear guardian,'' she
said. "Henry Ballon, by all means, then.
and the fortune. I should be very sorry
not to follow your excellent, sensible, and
She tries to say this with his own in
difference; but she says it with a sneering
emphasis, and, in spite of herself, she be
trays considerable agitation.
"If we are to dine at six '' interposed
the faded lady by the fireplace, who had
been looking over the top of the newspa-
per every three minutes, hopelessly await
ing a break in the conversation.
"We must go home directly," replied
Ellinor. "You are right, my dear Mrs.
Morrison; I am most inattentive to you.
Tray forgive me; remember the happi
ness of a life,'' she looked not at Mrs.
Morrison, but at Mr. Margrave, who had
risen and stood lounging tall, graceful,
and indifferent against the mantelpiece,
"the happiness of a life.perbaps, trembled
on the interview of to-day. I have made
my decision, at the advice of my kind
guardian. A decision which must, no
doubt, result in the happiness of every
one concerned. I am quite at your ser-
vice, Mrs. Morrison."
Horace Morgrave laid his hand on the
bell by his 6ide.
"Your carriage will be at the entrance
to the Inn in three minutes, Ellinor. I
will see you to it Believe me. you have
acted wisely; how wisely, you may never
He himself conducted them down the
broad panelled staircase, and. mittine on
his hat, led his ward through the ouiet
Inn gardens to her carriage. She was
crave and silent, and he did not SDeak to
ber till she was seated with her elderly
companion and chaperone in her roomy
clarence, when he leaned his head on the
carriage door, and said
"I shall bring Henry Dalton to Hert
ford street this evening, to introduce him
to his future wife.
"Pray do so," she said. "Adieu 1"
"Only till eight o'clock."
He lifted his hat, and stood watching
the carriage as it drove away, then
walked slowly back to his chambers,
flung himself into a luxurious easy-chair,
took a cigar from a costly little Venetian
casket, standing on a tiny table at his
side, lit it, wheeled his chair close to the
fire, stretched his feet out against the
polished steel of the low grate, and pre
pared for a lazy half hour before dinner.
As he lit the cigar, he looked gloomily
into the blaze at his feet, and said
"Horace Lionel Welmorden Margrave,
if you had only been an honest man 1"
IN WlllCn A SECRET 13 REVEALED, DDT NOT
TO THE READER.
The hands ofthc ormulu clock, in the
little drawing-room in Hertford fatrcet, oc
cupied by Ellinor Arden and her com
panion, protectress, and dependent, Mrs.
Morrison, pointed to a quarter past eight,
as Horace Margrave's quiet brougham
roncd up to licr Joor
Horace Margrave's crofessional posi
tion was no iuconsiderablc one. His
practice was large and eminently respect-
able, lying principally amongst railway
companies, and involving transactions of
a very extensive kind. He was a man of
excellent family, a perfect gentleman, el-
egant, clever, and accomplished: too good
for a lawyer, as everybody said, but a
very good lawyer for all that, as his
clients constantly repeated. At fivc-and-
thirty he was still unmarried ; why, no
one could guess; as many a great heiress,
and many a pretty woman, would have
been only too proud to say "ies" to a
matrimonial proposition from Horace
Margrave, of Gray's Inn, and the Fir
Grove, Stanlejdalc, Berkshiie. But the
handsome lawyer evidently preferred his
free bachelor life; for if his heart had
been very susceptible to womanly graces,
he nould most inevitably have lost it in
the societv of his lovely ward, Ellinor
Ellinor had only been a few weeks resi
dent in .London ; she had lelt the guar
dianship of her aunt in Paris, to launch
herself upon the whirlpool of English so-
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Ciety sheltered only by the ample wing
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of an elderly lady, duly selected and char-
tcred by her aunt and Mr. Margrave.
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i auc t.uiiu tviia ucn iu uci,auu one uaiuc
1 from tl.o nnrrmv drrte of t!,R Mnni in
which l.e l,d been educate... n,l il,
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mains, in which her aunt delighted, to
take her position at once in London, as
the sole heiress of Mr. Arden, of Arden.
I It was then to Horace Margrave to
- Horace Margrave, whom she rcmein
bered in her happy youth among the
Scottish mountains,' a young man on a
shooting expedition, visiting at her father's
house Horace Margrave, who had visit
ed her aunt, from time to time, in Paris,
and who had exhibited towards her all
the tender friendship and respectful de
votion of an elder brother to him, and
to him alone, did she look for counsel
and guidance ; and she submitted as en
tirely to his influence as if he had in
deed been that guardian and father whom
he by law represented.
Her cheek flushed as the carriage
wheels stopped below the window.
"Xow, Mrs. Morrison," she said, with
a sneer ; "now for mv incomparable
fulur. Now for the light hair and the
"It will be very impertinent of him. if
he comes in thick boots," replied her
matter-of-fact protectress. "Mr. Mar-
grave says he is such an excellent young
"Exactly, my dear Mrs. Morrison a
young person. He is described in one
word, a 'person.'"
"Oh, my dream! my dream I" she mm
mured, under her breath.
Remember, she hid but this day passed
wisdom's Rubicon, and she was new to
the hither hank'. She wn.i still verv rn.
mantic, and, perhaps, very foolish.
The servant announced, "Mr.
grave and Mr. Dalton."
In spite of herself, Ellinor Arden looked
up with some curiosity to see the young
man, ior wnora sne entertained so pro-
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lounu a contempt and so unmerited an
aversion. He was about three years her
aenior; ol average height, neither tall
uor short. His hair was, as she had
propnesieu, light; out it was by no
means an ugly color, and it clustered, in
short curls, round a broad, low, but mas-
81Te forehead. His features were sum
ciently regular; his eyes, dark blue. The
General expression of his face was grave,
and ' waa ony on rare occasions that a
1u,ct sm,le Pla?ed around his firmly
moulded lips. Standing side by side with
Horace Margrave, he appeared anything
but a handsome man; but, to the physi
ognomist, ins lace was superior in the
very qualities in which the dark beauty
OI lne lawyer was "encieni; lorce, deter-
mination, self-reliance, perseverance; all
'h03c attributes, in short, which go to
male a great man
"Mr. Dalton has been anxiously await
ing the hour that should bring him to
your side, Miss Arden," said Horace Mar
grave. "He has been for a long time ac
quainted with those articles in your un
cle's will which you only learned to-day."
"I am sorry Miss Arden should have
ever learned them, if thev have eiven her
pain " said the youn" man quietly.
Ellinor looked ud in his face, and saw
that the blue eyes, looking down ;Dt0
hers, had a peculiar earnestness all their
"He is not so bad, after all," she
thought "I have been foolish in ridi
culing him; but I can never love him."
"Miss Arden," he continued, dropping
into a chair by the sofa on which she was
seated, while Horace Margrave leaned
against the opposite side of the fireplace
"Miss ArdeD, we meet under such pecu
liar circumstances that it is best for the
happiness of both that we should at once
understand each other. Your late uncle
was the dearest friend I evcr had; no
father could have been dearer to the
most affectionate of sons than he was to
me. Any wish, then, of his must to me
be forever sacred. But I have been
brought up to rely upon myself alone,
and I am proud in saying I have no bet
ter wish than to make my own career,
unaided by interestor fortune. The loss,
then, of this money will be no loss to me.
If it be your will to refuse my hand, and
to retain the fortune to which you alone
"avc a claim, do so. 1 ou shall never be
disturbed in the possession of that, to
which you, of all others, have the best
right. Mr. Margrave, your solicitor, and
executor to your uncle's will, shall to-
morrow execute a deed, abnegating, on
my Part. a11 claim to lb'3 fortune; and I
wil1. at one word 'rom yu. biJ yu aJieu
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this night; before'' he added slowly, with
an earnest glance at her beautiful face,
"before my heart is too far involved to al
low of mybcing even just.'
"Mr. Dalton," said Horace Margrave,
lazily watching the two from under the
shadows of his eyelashes, "you bring Ro
man virtue into May Fair.
I purify the atmosphere."
'Shall I go or stay, Mis3 Arden?'
asked the young man.
"Stay, Mr. Dalton !" She rose as she
spoke, and laid her hand, as if for sup
port, upon the back of a chair that was
standing near her. "Stay, Mr. Dalton.
If your happiness can be made by the
union, which was my late uncle's wish,
let it be so. I cannot hold this fortune
which is not mine; but I may share it.
I will con fees to you, and I know your
generous nature will esteem me better for
the confession, that I have dared to cher
ish a dream in which the image of an
other had a part, I have been foolish,
mistaken, absurd; as school-girls often
are. The dream is broken. If you can
accept my uncle's fortune and my own
cetccm. one is vours bv right: the other
has been nobly won by your conduct
She held out her hand to him ; he
pressed it gently, and, raising it to his
lips, led her back to the sofa, and reseat-
ed himself in the chair by her side.
Horace Margrave closed his eyes.es if Buck Creek Church, McLean county, be
lli e long-expected blow had fallen. ginning on the Tuesday after the ond
The rest of the evening passed slowly. Sabbath in May, 1875. The order ofthc
Mr. Margrave talked, and talked bril-
liantly ; but he had a very dull audience.
Ellinor was distrait, Henry Dalton
thoughtful, and Mrs. Morrison eminently
stupid. The lawyer repressed two or
three yawns, which he concealed behind
an embroidered fire-screen, and when the I
clock, on which an ormolu Pan reclined
amidst a forest of bronze rushes, an-1
nounccd half-past ten, he rose to depart,
and Ellinor was left to ponder over the
solemn engagement into which she had
entered on the impulse of the moment.
"I ',a( tetter take a cab to the Tem-
pli" said young Dalton, as they left the I
house, "I'll wish you good-night, Mr.
"No, Mr. Dalton, I have something to
say to you that must be said, and which,
I think. Id ralhersav bv night than m
the day: if you are not afraid of late 1
hours, come home with me to my chain-
bers, and smoke a cigar. Before you see
Ellinor Arden again, I must have an I
hour's conversation with you. Shall it
Im ro-niirlit ? I nslc it an n. favor: let !tl
Henry Dalton looked considerably as
tonished by the earnestness of the law
yer's words, but he merely bowed, and
..W;th grcat 0iea8ure. I am entirely
a. vour v:ce. ;f r ,etrned to
chambers, I should read for two or three
hours, so pray do not be afraid of keeping
Henry Dalton and Horace Margrave
sat talking for nearly three hours in the
chambers of the latter; but no cigars
were smoked by either of them, and
though a bottle of Madeira etood on the
table, it was entirely untouched. It was
to be observed, however, that a cellaret
had been opened, and a decanter of
brandy taken out; the stopper laid beside
it, and one glass, which had been drained
to the dregs.
The clocks were striking two as Horace
Margrave himself opened the outer door
for his late visitor; on the threshold he
paused, and laying his hand, with a I
strong grasp, on Dal ton's arm, he said, in I
I am safe, then! Your oath is sa-
cred !" I
Henry Dalton turned and looked him
full in the face looked full at the pale
face and downcast eyes, completely
shrouded by the white lids and shadowy
"iue canons oi iiincoinsnire are noiiirom the dinerent parts oitnecoratry.tanu
an ola amiiy, -"r. margrave, or a ncn
amiy. DUl luey ep tueir wora. uooa-
He did not hold out his hand at cart-
. . ... . .. .
ing : but merely lilted his iiat, ana
Horace Margrave sighed as he locked
the doors, and returned to his warm
"Atlast,"he said, "I am safe! But
then I might have been happy. Have I
been wise toutght ? have I been wise, 1
wonder!" he muttered, as his eyes wan
dered to a space over the mantelpiece, on
which were arranged a couple of pairs of
magnificently mounted pistols, and a
small dagger, in a chaste silver scabbard,
Perhaps, after all. it was scarcely worth
the trouble of thi3 explanation; perhaps,
after all, 'Lejeu ne vautpas la chandclle f
Continued next week.
FKO.U JIcL,EAN- COUXTY.
Mason Creek, Kr.,July 16.
Mr. Editor: The Minister's and
Deacon's Meeting of the Daviess county
(.uaptist; Association, convened witn uaK
Grove church, on Tuesday, June nd,
and continued three days. The attend-
ance was large, and the interest mam-
lestcd very good, i lie loiiowing ministers
were preseni, viz., nevs, o. a. uoieman,
J. M. Peay, L. C. Tichenor, Wm. Stevens,
If V i n . t I 1 IV V nino L-I I' f 'Afi IIP
a . wuuuiu, v. j. wwj,
B.F. Swindler, and T. E. Richey, of
iventucKy, ami d. u. Arnold anu iu x.
Lampton of Indiana.
This was simply a revival of the old
x'xiuiavci o uuu xrcauou a jiacvmu:; nuiv.u
.r:-: i rv -r.r t,:t. I
had not met since 1S71.
The reorganization was completed by
election, by private ballot, of Rev. J. S,
Coleman, D,D, Moderator, and T.E. Rich
ihe sermon lor Criticism was preached
oy nev. n. . swindler, Irom 1 limothy,
ii, 5-0. It was a good sermon well deliv-
ered. Bro. Swindler is a promising young
During the meeting Rev. B. Y. Cundiff
rend, an essay ou "Consecrated Ministry,"
which elicited protracted discussion, re-
suiting in profitable conequeuces. An
able and sound essay on "The Priesthood
of Christ," was read by Rev. J. M. Peay.
- Rev. A. G. Davis delivered a good "Ex-
- position of the parable of the sower."
I should have mentioned the fact that
I the evening of the first day was spent in
relation of experiences labors, trials, sue.
cesses, reverses, &c, of the brethren
since their last convocation in 1871.
of These were specially interesting exercises.
1 Takcu all in all, I doubt if a meeting
involving to much of iutercet was ever
held by this body. Everybody Keemed to
feel that it was indeed good to be there,
The next session will beheld (D V.) with
exercises adopted are as follows:
L Sermon for Criticism, by Rev. Wm,
2. Modern Spiritualism, by Rev. B. Y.
3. Darwinism, by Rev. J. M. Pear.
4. Does the Divine call of a Minister ever
terminate in ibis Life? by Rev. D.E.Yeiser.
5. Does the Holy Spirit ever lead a Soul
to Salvation without the Word ? by Rer,
A. G. Davis,
C. Are Frequent Protracted Meetings
in the same Church Beneficial or Injuri-
ous? by Rev. L. C. Tichenor.
7. How Far may a Soul be Enlightened
and yet resist Conviction and be Lost? by
Rev. J. D. Arnold.
8. How Far may a Minister Called of
God to Preach devote himself to Secular
pursuits without vioiatiug his Uoligation
10 "jod? by Rev. T. E. Richer,
Our Outlook as a Denomination, by
"eT- S- Coleman, D. D,
10. Advice to Young Preachers How
t0 Obtain Fields of Labor, by Rev. B. F.
11. Evils of Ministerial Jealousy, by
Rev. H. T. Lampton.
12. All other ministers in the bound
of this Association, not named above, and
all Deacons, are requested to'prepare es
says on subjects of their own choosing.
Let the above suffice concerning the
Minister's Meeting. Before closing I wish
to state that Elder J. M. Peay, of South
Carrollton, had his two little lately pub
lished books with him. Every Christian
should possess his work on "Ministerial
Support," and every minister should have
his "Pulpit Themes." Both books are
sufficiently adapted to all denominations.
We have had trcmenduous rains in
this region. Crops are materially injured,
but we still hope to make good crops.
Wheat is being harvested, and promises a
good yield. The Colorado potato bug baa
maae fa appearance, but has not com
milted any serious damage yet. But I
must close. T. E. Riir.
Hamilton Omo Co., Ky., July 12.
Editor Herald: Dear Sik TVBatever
lis of importance, morally, socially or reK-
eiously considered, ought to be put into. a
I Family Newspaper, which I claim to be
I the true character of The Haritobo
I Herald, and while there are Yery many
I things of great importance to us all, such
as the report9 given concerning-the crops
i minis, on the whole, we have every rea-
eon.to be tuanKiui to mc tnver ot au
l good and periectguis ior toe promise no
is making unto us that we will have
l t - .t - r 1 I .
plenty in me iana iot rrran ana ueast
I soon), there are other items of equal im-
portance, that I have no doubt the good
people of Uhio ana adjoining counties
would like to know. Although your pa-
Pw not what the religious people would
claim to be strictly speaking of that char
acter, yet a little item well seasoued on
that subject J am sore will be very ac
ceptable. However, although I claim for myself
the right to praise and worship the great
Jehovah according to the dictates of my
own conscience, 1 am willing to grant the
same ia oioers. lue auove expression
may justify me in saying that we, the
Presbyterians at this place, have had one
of the most pleasant series of sermons
(continued from Monday night, the 5th to
Sunday night the lltb.) delivered by Rer,
G. Gordon, ever preached here, orany-
where else in the county; and although
tne meetings were not very largely attend-
e(j Dy the people in the town or its vicin-
Hy even the good people of Hartford did
not geera t0 faTOr n3 much uT tliciz- visits
nevertheless we had a very interesting
meet;ns. a goodly number gave strong
ev;,ence of their need of a Savior, and
God ,,a3 ble3seJ U3 by the oatponrinS of
I ... m . . . ... .
llla Jl0, gpml am0ng his believing pec-
ple anJ givcn U3 tbe iappy anJ conMW
iy thought that, although we were few
nun,ber9. He verified nis promise when
, "Where two or three arc met to-
gether in my name, there will I be iu
the midst of them, to bless them and do
them good." O! what a blessed promise
to those so circumstanced that they can
not get hundreds or thousands together to
offer up praises unto the Most Iliili ! It
Dr0Te3 tic adaptability or suitableness of
God's precious gospel truths to meet the
want3 0f poor 03t sinners who are willing
rn l,v Hi instruction, aa laid down in
Hi3 holy Book. And when we look at
all the blessings that come to the (rue and
earnest believer, how foolish it looks for
anyone to cut himself loose from God in
his heart in this world, and be banished
from His presence in the world to come,
when he is given the time and opportuni
ty, as Hc says, to "Come unto me, all yc
that are weary and heavy laden,, and I
will give you rest," Ac.
It srikfcs me that my letter is most too
long, so 1 will quit by telling'you of tbe
glorious results of our meeting. Upon
profession of their faith in Christ, nine
persons were received into the church du
ring the meeting. Yours truly,