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IV; K. & A,W.' B;lATTOI(
It UrnUou'n Building, East, of the
Court.-llowse. ' ,
,,TER3IS OF
, One year, -.:k'. .
SUBSCRIPTION.
$i ro
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Four moutiis, ..:...;.,.. -50
, Payment in advaute in all tenser, ' r
4 I .
it K. CONItBLl,
. . Athens, o'
A. coxaTRi.1.
Mu Arthur,).
Constable and Constable,
."ATIOUSEYd-AI LAW,
MeArthur,'
Ohio,
"1 If ILL' attend promptly to all biuiaesa In
- V V ' trusted to tlicir care, in Vinton and Alh
m oonntio, or any of t)i court of iho 7tb
' Judiuial dUt., atii la the Circuit courts of Iho
' U. 8. for tho Sovthorn district of Oiiio. Claims
ag.tintl the Uovernmeut, pensions, bomly and
1 baok pay colloctod. t jau4lf
' M. A. MUTTON. " ' ABCU.UATO.
BRATTON & MAYO,
1 AUgNEYS'A'i; ljlw
McArtlur, Vinto'n "County- Ohio,
' TlTILL'attond to all logo buafrfoaa Intrusted
, VY lotboircaieinViuion,Atln)r,Jiioe',n,
. Kosa, Hook jog, and adjuiiHngcounlio. Partic
ular attention g'voa to the collection ofaoldiora
. claims for petitions, bountice, arrcara of pay,
to 1 a(f;vinat lbs U S or. Ohio, hiUudug iter,
(ran ruid c'.uiina. , ju4
mm.
XV. J. WOLTK,
DEALER IK AMD REPAIR It Of
WATCE1ES, CLOCKS, '
JEWEL RY,
AND
. Musical Instruments,
fH0I.OKRT'd BciLDINO.l
. w . fiflinrria '
nCAKLUUJt,
Olilo.
NE MIL LI X Eli Y
AND .
Fancy Geods, Toys &c.
0
Mrs. Maggie J- Dodge,
.IlESPt'CTFCLLV" unnouiu-os to tho viiicons
IV of MeArthur and vicinity kat tho has
just opened, ai horroaidincu
NORTH STREET, M ARTHUR, O.,
A lurge and well iplccted stock of
JBONNKTeJ, HATS.CAl'S,
, FRENCH ariJ AMERICAN
' ELUWEKS,
80NTAG8.
NUBIES,
HOODS be. be.
TOYS FOIl THE HOLIDAYS.
of all kind, all ot which will ba sold cli
forcash. nov80 6m Mrs M i DODvlE
Kinney, Bandy & Co.,
13 A N ii E il ,
J ACK SON, C. II,
SOLI 71 r the accruals of business men and
Individuals of Jackson, Vinton, und adj jilt
ing couutioa dealers In exil.utiKo, ur.cnrnnt
.noney and coin maio collationa in ull purls
of tha country, and remit pr.-ejols promptly
n the diiy w get returns. Unvermnont secu
rities and revenue stamps tlwoy on band and
for Halo, tjrintorast paid on tinio cVposdts.
Srooaiioi.DKRa : 11 L Cbii)muii. l'raidiint; 11
8 Bundy, Vice Trasidentj T W Kinney Ciwhior;
will AlilIICV, 1 l.uu 1 ICh, A AAUbllllfd
tjiuri; vf n nuriio; ' J,o
udwick.
lioJUini)
Brown, Mackey, and Co.,
"Wholesale Grocers.
No. 22 Puiut street, Chlllicothc, O.
MEU CHANTS of McArhur and itirround
ing country, nro roHpoutfnily iuvitod to
call and examine our Mode conei.i'iug of ovory
thing in the grocory lino, uliicii wo will Hull aa
low aa the lowec and all poodit warrautod to bo
Just as reproxonfod. Before piirchntlng olso
where jna will do well to call and avc us, ne wo
will otTor you induecments cot to bo beuton.
No 21 Taint atrot, ChiUicotlio, 0.1 door couth
of MuKell'a yuotaeffiiro sora. de2 1 m'J
Railroads.
M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE.
ilROM December 3rd 13U&, a rain a will
leata Stations named aa follows.:
GOING EAST.
. Mail. Nijht Et.
9 TO n in VI 35 a in
2 00 p m 3 05 n m
3 45pm 0 31 a ra
4 13pm 701 am
8 20 p ra 11 10 a m
Stations.
Cincinnati,
Chill icothe,
HatndiM),
Zaloski,
Harrietts
GOING west, .
Ftatinns-
Mnrrietta,
Zaleki,
Hamclcn,
ChiUicotlio,
CiiiclnnatL
Mail.
& 45 a m
9 23 a in
11 09 a m
11 68 a in
Night Ex.
7 05 p in
11 013 pm
11 42 pm
1 20 a m
U 00 a in
4 65 p in
Train connect at IUmJun
to and from fortsmouth O.
with Mail train,
aecT-M
, : LIFT. IJOUSE, '
CorAer Sixth and Elm 'Streets,
Cincinnati Ohio.
THE ClIEArjiST HOUSE l.N THE CITY
Terms $2,00 iicr Day. ,
fAMNlBUSSES carry al. panjengura to and
V frou the cars. Tho nuw depot of the
Alacnattat rbS Cincinnati Kuilruud, corner
rinm and Pearl- streota, is only four pquaros
iroju iuia couao, muKin it convemeut lor pus
longeri to atop a the Olilton. . de2-ftm
r
Cough IflORE.
DR. STKICKLAND'S
MILLIFL0OU8
IS warranted to be
1 iaown to' core CotiRbs, Cold
in only jiropuraiiuii
a, Uoaraoiiets,
Aata'tna, WBoomug t'ough, Ckronio uglia,
Consumption, Bronchitis and Croup. Bring
prepared from Honey and Ilorbs it Is healing,
aoftening, and expeetorating, an 1 particular y
auitabU'for all atfeotlons of the Throat jtnd
Lunga,. For sale by all Druggists everywhere.
Jinnary. lSMly. r ,
VOL. 1.
M'AKTHUK. VINTON BOUNTY, OHIO. APK1L 5,
mmtL
1806.
NO. 15
M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE. Poetical.
M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE. Poetical. [From the St. Louis Republican.]
THE TWO "RADS,"
Old Daddy Sfovens satin Sla'to,
U'w tcpiui'iixtiraiii wits bfr with fate:
lliit hark ! ho 8x:iks in Una irato,
"te lioin: iin"5( iicinnrrati) 1 Hate!
We've led tlu-m blindly twlo time year.
They've tlonp our work through blooil and
toan,
TIipj'to dywl their ImntU iu hrothfj's orc
C'tiiienf in tluia tho Union inoro !( 't)
The widow's crythe orphan' waif.'
Conies fa-i,'h(in(j every ISoiithern gale. "
Aeonntry ruined pryne I set)
Tim white man dies, but S.i.Mno'u free!
Ho ! Sntan ! friend aud miif ler (oo, ;
Desert me not I'm noon yonr dup;
You've ne'er been lknt nt my call,
Vxe served yt9 loti a wiillii(r thrall.
With devil w it Juepirc my bruin, . .
Ami heavier make the people's chain." . .
The Devil stirred the ember's licit.
Ami took therein the warmest sent,
w ith forked tail hci scroti lied his bead,
And tli lis I1I1 ooty lordship said :
In silence deep the 1) 1 paled,
"Xo scheme lie knew, if Stevens failed."
Hut soon the Bosom Demon woke.
And thus the noble Tliaddeus poke;
Hal now we'll crash those T.oeos down;
My spies I'll placoiu every town,
Their lives mid all beneath a sw ord,
Hung by a thread a XF.c.ito'a woitn.
Their right betrayed deceived oppress-
The FREEDMAX'S BUREAU stood confessed
!
"Auld Sooty" orowed in dark despair,
And owned that he wassceond there,
"With Joy I came at thy behest.
Of all my pupils truest best ;
Though all thy party worship me,
l'liillips and Mimner beud the knee;
The latter two
Haill thee supreme, Oli! mighty Stevens.
1 fain would serve thee in this part
But dumb' my brain If hushed thy heart,"
Old Stevens strode acre the floor,
And told its paces olten o'er;
Hi murky brow s were dark w ith thought,
Xo help to him his ally brought.
"This chap, when down he comes to hell,
Will raiseyi row I can not nuHI.
l'art'w ell, my pet, the deed Is done
We'll meet again, I'll call at one.'1
'
Iu Uevens' room again we com?,
The Devil waits to greet him home;
Not long he sits. With ilasliln eyes
In stalks tin' host, and swearing cries,
I'll choko upon this hitter pill.
Oi k rreMdcnt vetoed out B
1111."
Feb. 22, 1866. J. C. U.
The Two Brides.
I saw two maids at Cue kirk.
And botii were fair ajid sweet;
One was in her bi idatiobc-
One iu her w hiding sheet.
The chotisttrs ang tho livmn,
- Tliefnkrerl rlie-t veiaTead "
And one to lite for life,
And one to Death w as wed !
They went to their bridal beds
In" loveliness ami bloom;
One in a merry ca.-tle.
One in a.'.-ilciit U.mb.
One to the w orld of leep.
lioekttl in the arut.i of love;
And one in the arm.i of Death
l'assed to the heaven above.
One to the morrow woke
Iu a world ol'sin and pain ;
But the other was happier far,'
And never woke again 1
The Two Brides. Miscellaneous.
UNDER SUSPICION.
"Uxcle Joseph, will you sco to
the luggage 2"
"Certainly, madam," I replied.
I always call my brother's second
wilb "madam;" we never quarreled,
but eacli thought that tho other
was the most disagreeable person
in tho univcrso ; and as each knew
w hat the other thought, it may bo
imagined mat our intercourse Avas
not of a veiy cordial kind.
I ti l see to the luggage, and then
took tickets for the party fjr the
York express by tho Great North
em railway.
Fortunately we had a compart
ment to" ourselves that is, Mrs
Webster, my niece Clara, and my
self. "Clara, my dear, you look as ill
as you can look; no one would think
that to-morrow is your weddiu"
day."
"Do I look il1,mamma?" said Cla
ra dreamily.
"Yes, my dear, and wretched, too.
I wonder you've not more sense at
your age, a girl of twenty-five, and
breaking her heart for love of a
man who for four years has not ta
ken the slightest notice of you." '
"Why, it was one of the condi
tions, Mrs. Webster, that ho should
uot write," I exclaimed-
Clara said nothing, but looked
her thanks at her old uncle.
. "However, uncle Josephy he
ought to have come back and taken
his (lismissal quietly- ' I have no
hope with these poor men blight
ing a girl's chance of getting well
settled in life in this way ; howev
er, thank goodness, it's all over
now, the four years, are gone this
three months, aud to-morroAV you
will be the happy wife of a man
whose age will command your re
spectj and whose position will se
cure you every comfort." , :. ;
."And one, mamma, whom noth
ing" on eaith but my solemn prom
ise to my poor dear- father -would
make mfe call husband.". .' . :
.' ' "Well, my dear, it fortunate for
jbnr futururo interests that 3'ou
made that promise., I'm sure that
Mn Tredgaj.M a man after my own
heart. If I hadn't other views for
my .children's sake I 6liould have
set my cap at him myself." ' 'Z '
'I'm sure, madam, Mr; Tredgar
would feel only, too much " honored
i( he knew your sentiments ; '.the,
candid avowal of them w, I- think,'
highly calculated to add, to Clara's
happiness under existing circum
stances." "tyell, you know, Unelo Joseph,
I am candid, to a fault."
' 'Decidedly, ;nadam,. most deci
dedly," I replied,' a remark which
caused Mrs. Webster to read a yellow-covered
novel for some time in
silence, though shortly afterward
she- dropped asleep. '
Clara stole to my side of the car
riage, and leaned her head on my
shoulder. . ,
"Oh, uncle, I wish I were . dead 1
Can it be so very wrong to die f I
am so wretched I dread to-morrow;
oh ! why will not God pity me, and
tako away my life?"
"My dear Clara, don't, there's a
good child; it's wicked to talk in
in this way; life must be .borne ; I
have felt as you feel, and yet I live,
and am not positively unhappy;
only' a vague, shadowy regret for
what might have been stands like
a cloud between mo and any hap
piness that might be mine. Y'ours
are .keen sufferings but bear them
patiently, and; use will dull tho
pain."
. "I5ut, uncle, why did ho not let
me hear from him, as mamma says?
"Because he was a man of honor;
the four years were up only last
April, and this is but July; who
can tell wliero ho is? Wherever he
is-, he is faithful ami true, I know "
"Oh! unfile, God blcsjiryhu for
thoso words! I know it too, but
what can fitdo? I can not delay
ionte.'; my poor ' father's dying
word., my solemn promiso to mar
ry this man, my stepmother's per
secutions what can I do J- Three
months havo I fought, and now I
wish I could lie down and die. Oil
uncle, is there no escape? I have
such a dread that ho will come
back after I am married, and then
oil! it would be worse than his
death to see him! the temptation,
oh ! why can not I die f
"Poor child! in v poor child !" was
all I could utter.
L'ouud by a vow made at her fa
ther s deathbed sho was going next
day to marry a man who was old
enough to be her father, and who,
but for the fact of his persisting in
his claim, ppita'oi lior openly ex
pressed dislike of him, was esteem
ed a very good kind ol man.
Irue, Clara was beautiful and
accomplished beyond tho average
women of her class, and it would
bo a struggle to any man to give
up such a prize, backed as he was
by the assurance of tho stepmother
that it was only a girlish fancy,
and that love coming after mar
riage was more to bo trusted and
more lasting than if it came before;
I confess I was but a poor counsel
lor under such circumstances, still
I loved her very truly ; she was al
most my own daughter, for I was
childless widower, and I would
havo given my lifo to save her.
But it was impossible, and to-mor
row would seal her fate.
It was not a pleasont journey,
that. Mrs. Webster read and slept
at intervals the whole time, and
when she slept Clara nestled close
tame.
wo-arrived at xoris aboul six
o'clock, and, just as the train was
slackening speed into tho station,
a guard jumped on to the foot
board, locked or unlocked the door,
and remained there until tho train
stopped.
'Have you all yourparcels, mad
am'
'All, thank you, Uncle Joseph,
except my umbrella oh! that's
under the 6oat," said Mrs. Webster.
'.Now, guard, unlock the door.'
'Are you with that young lady,
sir,' pointing to my niece.
'Yes, certainly; unlock the door.'
'Batter not make a fuss, sir.'
'Fuss ! what do you mean ?'
The man who seemed to be look
ing out for somebody, now asked.
'All, right, sir?
'All right,' said the station mas
ter, coming td the door and open
ing it; 'this way miss.' ;
'What does tliia mean?'
'Step into my office; I dare say
tt's all right. Better not say top
much out here, you know.' ...
We followed .,1)1 n through, the
little crowd of passengers and port
ers, accompanied by a policeman
in uniiorm. As wo passed we
heard fragmentary remarks of tho
moAt pleasing kind.
"''Which is hV said some one.
' 'It' the girl, I think.
A'o, it's tho old woman ; plio
hJoks as if she'd do any one a mis
chief if it suited her.'
Old man looks too soft for any
thing ,' and so on.
We went into tho office, and I
indignantly turned to the station
master.
. 'What is the meaning of this, sir?'
.OIi IHs very simple, sir; a tele
gram has arrived from the police
iuXondon, with orders to stop this
young jaay. Here it Is
J! took it and read:
'Tho young lady looking very ill,
dressed in black silk mantle, white
straw bonnet with white flowers, is
to be detained at ' tho station till
arrival of the officer by the after
nodn niail. Sho is seated in tho
midille compartment of the third
first-class earriago from the end of
the train. Her present namo is
Clara Webster. To avdid tho pos
sibility of mistake, she has a dia
mond ring on the third finger of
tho left hand, with the words 'From
Herbert' engraven on the inside.'
It. certainly was a correct de
scription, and the name there
mignt be two Clara Websters tho'.'
' 'Let mo see youa left hand, dear.'
.i Shf pulled off-her glove, and
there was the ring.
'Let me see that ring with tho
diamond on it.' '
'Uncle, what does this mean ? Is
anything wrong at home I
'I'll tell you presently, dear ; give
mo tho ring.'
She took it off, and gave it to 'me,
and 1 read, 'From Herbert' on tho
inside.
'Why, that's the ring Mr. Lang
ley gave you.'
'What has he to do with this?'
said Mrs. Webster. 'Perhaps he-'
He what, madam ?'
fUerhaps it did not belong to him,
I was going to say.'
I saw it was no. use to-ptrngglo ;!
w ue ii inw oiiicei camo uowu no
would explain' the mistake.
'Where can wo wait?' I said.
'Wait, Uncle Joseph, what for?'
'Madam, thin telegram orders tho
arrest of your daugnter, and her de
tention hero till the arrival of an
ollieci from London.'
'But what for ?'
'I can not tell ; it's usoles to com
plain now; wo must wait.'
I shall do nothing of the kind;
I shall at once go and get my bro
ther and Mr. Tredgar to come down.'
Tray don't madam; there's no
occasion to make more noire about
this matter than can bo helped.'
lI shall "sifry with Clara; you had
better go on and say w are com
ing very shortly.
'Your instructions don't include
this lady and myself!' I asked.
'Not at all sir ; you are botn free
to go at any time, but the young
lady must stay.
'Where?'
'Well, sir, l m sure there's some
mistake, and was so from tho mo
ment I saw the young lady ; so if
you'll give mo your word uot to go
away, I'll take you into my house
out of the bustle of the station.'
Mrs. Webster went off. and Clara
and I went into the house.
'What can it be, Uncle V
'Can't say my dear ; it will be
something to laugh at by and by,
though it s not pleasant now.
'But about the ring do you think
it is possible, that what mamma
said?' !
Tossible 1 my dear,, it's ridicu
lous. It's a hundred years old, and
I dare 6ay belonged to his mother
before he gave it to you.'
'I can't think what it can be.'
uon i ininic aoout it it's a mis
take, that's all; it will be all clear
ed up in a few hours. -We'll have
have some dinner, and pass the
tinio as well as we ean.'
'Do you luiwv, Uncle, I feel al
most glad of this ; it seems almost
like a break in the dulness ; it puts
offmy wedding at least a week;
mamma herself could not press it
for to-morrow after this.'
We had dined, and got -. to be
quitje eheerful and. laughing over
tho blunder as we sat at the win
dow, when a rap at the door start
led us both.
'Come in.'. , .'.
A gentleman entered.
'Miss Webster.'
Clara bowed. .
'Miss Clara Webster he said,
reading the name from, a letter.
t iara bowed again, t, .; . j
He handed her the letter, which
she opened, read, and dropped on
the floor, exclaiming : 'Thank God!
thank God! Oh! uncle, I am so
happy,' and then fell bac?c in a
chair fainting.
I picked tip the letter, and call
ing the people to the house, very
soon brought her to, and we were
once more nlono witli the bearer of
tho note, which ran as follows:
TREDGAR HALL.
'Mr. Francis Tredgar presents
his compliments to 'Miss Webster,
and begs to state that he must de
cline the fulfillment of his promise
to make her his wife. The unhap
py circumstance of Miss Webster's
public arrest, on the charge of be
ing in possession of a diamond ring
stolen by her former lover, will at
once account to her for this decis
ion ; Mr. irodgar s wile must be
above suspicion.
. Mr. Tredgar begs also to inform
Miss Webster that the services cf
my solicitor, Mr. Blake (tho bear
er), are at her disposal.'
'Well. Mr. Blake,' said I, 'you sCe
we shall notTequire your services;
I shall wait the event, and, if 'not
cleared up, shall employ my own
solicitor in tho matter, Will you
present my kind regards to Mr.
Francis Tredgnr, and express my
own and my nieces admiration ' of
hii gentlemanly courtesy and kind
nes.s? I would writo to him if I did
not consider that a correspondence
with such a miserable, cowardly
scoundrel was too utterly degra
ding to bo thought 6!'.T
I shall faithfully convey your
sir, and allow mo to as
sure you that I was quite ignorant
of tho contents of tho letter, and
that it shall be tho last time 1 ever
bear one for him ; and now as you
will not let me help you as , his so
licitor; allow me to proffer my ser
vices as a friend.' .
' 'With all my heart, Mr. Blake;
come in here a few minutes beforo
tho train comes in, and wo shall be
glad of your help.'
'Was I not right, undo dear?'
said Clara as soon as we were alone.
'Oh! you can't tell how happy I
am ; I can live now. 0 this glori
ous mistake! it tire' mostnorfu
nate thing that has happened to
mo in all my life. Notf, yo(l are
glad, uncle, aren t you?' and ehc
came up to me,
'With all hope's torches lit in her eye,'
and kissed me, and would have mo
speak.
'Yes, darling, I am glad moro
glad than I can iind words to tell.
Your fate linked with such a man as
this scoundrel would havo been
living death. Iam heartily , clad.
Clara.'
'This way, sir. The young per
son is in my house; she gavo her
word not to attempt to leave : the
old gentleman is with her.'
This wo heard through the door
as tht ptation-matter came along
the passage. Our friend Mr.Blako
had arrived some tlm before.
The station-master entered, and
behind him a tall, broad-shouldered
man, with bushy beard and mous
: taches concealing all the lower part
of his face.
'Will you have a light, sir?' said
tho station-master to the officer.
'Thank you, no-'
Clara started at the sound of the
voice, and laid her hand on mine.
'Now my good man,' began Mr.
Blake, ,perhaps you'll explain this
matter; you telegraphed down
from London to stop this young la
dy aud hero she is. Now, if you
please, explain.'
'This gentleman,' I said to the of
ficer, 'is my niece's legal andvise.
I assume it as a mistake, still, we
shall bo glad of your explanation.
You are a detective, Lpresume?'
'No sir, I am not. my name is '
'Herbert! Herbert ! my dear Her
bert, it is you !'
Clara had gone to him, and he
was clapping her in his strong arms,
while her face was hid in his great
beard.
'My own! my darling! my own
true darling she loves me still.'
But why describe their meeting.
Mr.' Blake said to me at once:
'My dear sir, I am not wanted
here, and I doubt if you are,' and
wo left.
, In half atr hour we thought it
possible that we might be less in
the way, and we went in. They
sat On the sofa at a suspiciously
great distance from each other, and
looked as happy and foolish as pos
sible. 'And . now, my dear Herbert,
please to explain to us what has
taken you at least hah? an hour, to
explain torny meoe. .;
WeLl, my dear uncle -1 may call
you uncle!' . . ' '"
'Oh yes ; a month sooner 13 not j
ADVERTISING TEK3I -One
square, ten line, ........v.. $1 OO
Km-lt additional Insertion, . . . .' 40
Carls, per year, ten line, . 8 00
Notices of Kxeeutont, Administra
tors and Ijimrdutna, ' 2 OO
Attachment notice before J. P, . . 2 OO
Local uotk-es, Der line, V lO
Yearly klvertrsuienU win be charged
$01) per column, and at porportionaU
rate lor 1-ss tliun a column. Payable la
udvanco
mnch consequence.'
'Oon't, uncle,' said Clara.
'YonJ know how I went away with
just.enougji to pay for my tools,
and outfit,' and passage. I went to
California, to the diggings, and was
lucky, got a good claim, worked it,
got a little money, took shares in
a machine, worked tho claim, im
proved the machinery, became
manager, director, and got started
six months ago to come homo for
Clara, took the foyer at- Panama,
was down for two months there,
and not able to move hand or foot,
and arrived only last night iu Liv- v
erpocd. There I learned ell ths
news : poqr Webster's death, tho
p'romi; o, and tho .rest, and above
all that to-morrow was tho dav. .1
started by tho first train to got' to
London, thinking the marriage
would take pi aco" there, a id that I
should be in time. Looking out Hit
the window of tho carriage as tho
trains were passing each other at
Peterborough I saw.CJera with her
mother; I did not 6ee you. I was
mad: they had both started; I could
not get out. There was Clara go
ing from mo, and I going from.hor,
as fast as express grains oould take '
us. ' What could I. do? . I .knew,
nothing of where .she wa3 .going,
and yet my information was', posi
tive that sho was going to be mar
ried to-morrow, sgloly because sho
would keep her proniiso.
'Can you wonder . at my doing as
I did ? Iho train did not 6top till
it roach,ed Loudon,, and I found
that by the tinio I. had hunted up
the address to which you had gone,
from tho servants at home, I should
havo lost tho next train,-and not
been ablo to got hero till long past
niidnight. What to do I could not
think. . ( '
.'In the carriage in which I sat
somebody had been talking about
tho murderer TawelX and the tele
graph, the police on the doorstep,
and so on. It flashed on my mind
in a.i instant. . .
'I went to .tho telegraph office.
Uud jooked, ii.i )thr' -was only, a
y6ung lad tliejre.T N i " : ' :
I went m, and called him.
"Can you telegraph to York for
mo?' ,
' 'Certainly, sir.'.. .
'I wrote tho telegram vou saw.
'lou must sign this, sir.'
' 'No I must not,young man,'
and
i urew mm towards
shoulder. .
mo by the
' My name is Field, Inspector
Field ; you understand?'
"Oh! certainly,, sir. Did you
catch that man the other day? I
heard of it from one of our clerks.
"0 yes, caught him safe aild
sound ; he's at Newgate now-'
'.'Indeed, sir,' said the lad.
' 'You'll send that at once, tho
train is duo in less U"n an hour
1 11 see you 'WV"
'lie aid send it, and as I heard
the click, click, clicK it was like the
throb of a new heart .circulating
fiery bloodiu my arteries, for I knew
it would enable me to seo you, Cla
ra, dear, and then I came down, as
you see, by thlv train, and feel dis-"
pesed r.o .v to embrace all the telo
. raph operators in tho kingdom.'.'
'Vrell,youn;.- nian, it is a danger-'
ous game ; I suppose you are awnro,
it is an ollenso not lightly punished
to pretend you are an officer of po-'
lico?' said.Mi'.' Blake.'
'My dear Mr. Blake", if it was
death on tho instant of discovery, :
audi was in tho same strait, Isho'd
do the same fiing again.'
You must find a prosecutor, Mr.
Blake,' said Clara, 'and as I, tho :
principal person concerned, am not
going to prosecute the officer, I
think he will escape.' ..'.,
'But why,' said J,''did you not tele- -graph
to Clara direct ?'
'Because! feared that Mrs. - .Wby
ster might possibly have prevented "
our meeting.' ..; ,
Mr.Blakelyleftmewith his eyes'
twinkling, and muttered something;
to me about servitude for life.'ri v '
'A month after, this I had the t
pleasure of giving away: my niece'
fir Herbert, and in two months more r
I had the pleasure of reading in ti e -
nines, tuo announcement oi tne .
marriage of Mrs., Welbsterto Fran i
cis.TredgarrEsq., of Tredgar Hall,
to which ceremony I need scarcely t
say I wais not invited. ,
' , Clara and Herbert and J' live to- :
gether, and to this day he is spoken ;
of among his intimates as Herbert j
Langley, that active suhd intelligent
Ull.Vi.i-
The Wabash PlaindeaJer suggests , '
aa improvement on the "style .'of maV,',,
king Bibles-atiditiori of a leaf or. - .
two after tU record of births," etc., 4
fordivorces.

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