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BERTHA BALTOK'S TRIUMPH,
THE HISTORY QF AN OPAL RING.
He moved his sent clwto Lena's;
her heart began to turn sick Althtn her,
but she niiule no sinu she merely re
marked on the beauty of tb day Fan
court drew a morocco casu. rom, bis
pocket, and edging his chair nearer till
it touched Iters, he opened the Case and
laid the contents before her.
"Oh, how beautiful!'' she -reclaimed,
as she saw a splendid diamond-and-em-erald
bracelet displaved. " '
"Do vou admire it;"' Fanconrt asked,
fixiiitr his bold eves upon her, and bend
ing till she felt nis hot breath on her
cheek. "It is for my future wife."
Lena shrank back in spite of herself:
but she made up her mind and stilled
"Your future wife!' she exclaimed,
with a prettv pretense of surprise.
"Oh, Mr. Faneonrt. bow sir of you to
keep such a secret all this time. Who
is the ladv, if I may auk''-'
"Do vou not know. Madeliua? in
quired Faneourt, still keeping the same
position. . " ..
"I? . How should I possibly knowr '
she answered, with a bewitching air of
"It is you. Lena," said Faucourt.
seizinii one of lier bands and carrying
it to his lips. . .....
Lena trembled. There was yet time
to draw back. The oae with its plitter
ini treasure lay on her kuee; should she
tell him to take it awav-that she would
have none of it? Faitvourt saw tb
hesitation; he felt the band he held half
witliif -aw ii, but claped it closely. ,
"Leua." be said, "J love you passion
atelv, desperately: Vou must have
known it. Vou riiav make of me what
you will, but. by Heaven. I. will never
give von up."
His face glowed, bis voice became al
most hoarse with concentrated passion;
he felt at that moment capable of kill
in? her. rather than that she should
evt-r talons: to another.
"What would you have that I cannot
give vou?" he continued, speaking thick
ami fast. "Wealth? Everything that
vou can desire shall be ptmred out at
vour feet: Kaukr Vou shall queen it
with the highest in the land more
beautiful than them all:" .
A.rain he attempted to draw her to
ward him. and this tune she did not re-sit-t,
thouirh still her heart sank within
her. Untd quite lately she bad never
thought of love in her visions of the fu
ture, never longed for it; why should
she feel a pang of regret tbat she was
shutting herself out from it for ever?
It was onlv a fair exchange that thia
man wanted, a bargain she giving her
beantv, he riches and position. " AS be
felt her vield. he looked at her exulting
ly. and then, throwing his arms round
her, he kissed her passionately, almost
fiercely. 1 1 '-or cheeks, ber eyes, her
lips. fehe. pale, and cold as ic?. yielded
for a moment to bis embrace, and then
shudderinglv strove to extricate her
self. Her lips quivered: she covered
her face with her hands.
"Vou are too rough, and too bold,"
"Then let ine make atonement," he
requested, as be stooped for the brace
let that bad clipped from her knee.
"Let me clasp this on that lovelv arm;
'pou my honor,' I hud no intention
offend. Vou don't mean to say s fellow
isn t to take a kiss from me gin ne
loves? And I do love you, Lena by
Jove. I do!" As he spoke he dropped
on one kuee, and, drawing down her
hand, clasped the splendid bracelet
rouud her arm. "Now, I bold you
mine." he cried, his eyes all aflame
"mine, whatever conies ?1 i
Again Lena shivered as if a cold
spint-breath had touched her. Was It
a warning? If so, it passed unheeded.
"Yes." she responded faintly, her
pulses seeming tojtand still.
He would have clasped ber again, but
she Bprung from ber seat; she could
bear no more. Her; cheeks flushed
"I wish you would go," she cried;
"you have agitated me; I w ould rather
be alone." . .
"Go." exclaimed Faneourt, "now that
you have said the word? You are
enough to drive a fellow distracted
'pon my honor, you are!"
"Oh, nonsensei" Lena rejoined petu
lantly. "Why am I driving you div
traded? I am not quite well my head
acheft don't you see that I am not
"No, I see nothing but that yon are
the most beautiful of women; and you
are mine!" said Faneourt, as if to as
sure himself of the fact.
"Yes," Lena admitted, once more,
sinking into her seat again, and passing
her hand across her nrow; "and now
go you persecute me."
Fancourt's brow knitted; an evil look
came into his eyes. ; He knew that this
woman who bad promised to be his did
not love him; but he would have her.
nevertheless. No thought of giving
her up crossed his mind.
"You speak strangely, fair Lena," he
said, bitterly, resuming nis seat by her
side, and placing his arm round her
waist. ",lt s a queer way to treat
f fllow you have just accepted; by Jove,
it is!'.' .. . , , .
Lena's , breast heaved; she could .
scarcely keep from hysterical crying.
"I really am not well," she said; "It
will be different, to-morrow," , .
"Do you then want me to leave you?. .
Must I not see you till to-xnorrowV"
asked Faneourt, somewhat appeased.
"It is a long banishment, truly," re
plied Lena, forcing a smile.1- ' x '
"You are cruel," Faneourt rejoined.
"I scarcely understand you; Txm my
honor, that is a fact."
"It is not diffloult to understand that .
I want time to think," said Lena, mora 1
"To think of what?" Faneourt asfced.
"It Is too late to think of drawing back,
if that's what you want to think about.
i ou nave given your word; yon neea
not think I will not hold you to it."
"I have no wish to drawback." Lena
returned more firmly than she had yet ;
spoken. "Hut, if you wish me not to
"'Kilt, tove mc now." ,
Till to-morrow ' than " anlrl Tan.
court, kissitiff her again and again
yanrarain,u xAtwA passively sunmutea
to, not daring to repel him further.
.!e?',onlAV tm -morrow," she said.
"1 hi iik of me then beautiful Lena,
as I shall think of you." m, Faneourt,
as he rose from his seat, "lie kinder to
me when we meet agaiu."
With these words, which sounded al
most like a threat, he went away, and
Lena was left alone.
WIiph Faneourt was cone, Len: hot
tears springing to her eyes, ber lips
compressed, ber llngera tightly inter
laced, walked rapidly up and down the
room, her breath coming in sob-like
gasps. She bad gained the object of
ber life; and what were her feelings at
the moment? Something like feelings
of despair. , , 1
It was only lately that sucn a wild
and unprofitable idea as a marriage for
love bad ever even entered -her mind
entered it only to be crushed out. It
was, after all, no wonder thiit she acted
according to the creed in which she had
been brought up. She knew that her
fathor had missed chances of advance
ment, and that ne might have bceu a
richer man had he not nourished high
Ideas of puritv and honor. From her
earliest years she had heard her mother
lament over his folly, and recount the
various advantages they -'might have
enjoved if her father had been more
sensible more like other people till
she bad learned to distrust rher- better
impulses as likely to lend her astrav to
interfere with the real business of life.
At this dark hour, which ought to
have been the supreniest hour of her
life, her heart turned with a wild yearn
ing toward St. Lawrence; but, if he
had come to her and asked for her love,
would she have given up all' her pros
pects in life to he the wife of -a mere
nobodv, a struggling artist? - She had
asked "herself this, and inwardly an
swered, "Xo a thousand times no,"
It was best ns it had befallen and at
nv rate it was of no avail now to think
of 'what might have been. She hastily
dashed the blinding tears .from her
eves, and res lived from henceforth on
ly to keep in view the future that lay
before her hs Countess of Alphington.
In pursuance of this determination," fts
slu' continued to pace the rooui, she
went over in her imagination a variety
of scenes in which she would mingle,
Splendidly dressed, loaded with jewels,
outshining all by her beauty and grace,
admired, caressed, envied, till tie color
'returned to her cheeks, the rapid step
became more lingering, and at last,
with something" like a smile of triumph,
she prepared to meet Bertha, who came
in from the garden.
Mrs. Daltnn, when she went out,
spoke to Bertha as she passed through
the garden, and cautioned her against
interrupting the t"f-n-t-:tt ; and. much
?s IWtha disliked this maneuver, she
could not diametrically oppose herself
to her mother's injunctions. Many
'hings was she compelled to suffer in
silence, much that was painful to her
had she to endure: but it would have
breu of no use to raise dissensions
without the p.vpr to alter what she did
not approve. Win-n she saw Faneourt
traverse th path leading to the gate,
without turiin:L' int- the sidewalk to
Bpeak to her, when she heard him call--ing
harshly to the groom who was lead
ing the. horses backward and forward,
a hope arose that Lena's better fvelings
had prevailed at the 1 ist moment, ard
that the Honorable Mr. Faneourt had
Judging by what her own feelings
would be after such a necessarily agi
tating interview, she still lingered
amongst the flower-beds, and walked
two or three timps up and down the
walk that bounded the kitchen-garden,
where two or ttm.e rows of venerable
fruit-trees almost formed an nrch overhead.-
At length, anxious to know how
the interview had ended, she returned
to the house, prepared to offer such
sympathy as site could.
Lena had .succeeded in owquering
her rebellion against the maxims to
which, until now. she hail given unhes
itating adherence, and bad become her
old self again bv the time iievtlia joined
her. She stood io the middle of the
room, a cold, proud expression on her
-I beautiful -fact u expression that
seemed to def v end rejtel censure and
ympathv the diamond-and-enierald
bracelet still glittering on her arm. It
caught Bertha's eve as she entered, and
her heart sunk. The acceptance of such
a irift could have only one meaning.
With a mocking smile Iena regarded
her sister's grave countenance.
"Well, Bertha," she said, "why do
you not congratulate me?"
'Is it all settled then?" Bertha asked
In anxious tones.
'l eg. it is all settled.' Lena replied.
stifling a sigh.- "Is not this a sufficient
ly splendid betrothal gift?" She ' held
out nerarmas she spoke that Bertha
might examine the bracelet.
"It is very 'splendid." said Bertha,
'but Lena dear, if I could only be sure
that you love Mr. Faneourt!"
"Love!" Lena repeated, with a bitter
laugh. "One would think you were
a Bhepherdess living in tne golden age.
Pray, fair Amaryllis, celebrate your
love for Damon as much as you please,
but don't attempt to bring your pastor
als into every-day life in this nineteenth
Bertha looked into Lena's face sadly,
the tears rising to her eyes; this light
speech revealed more thorongniy man
an open confession would have done
the aching of her heart. Bertha put
her arms round her sister's neck, and
"Is it too late?" she said.
"Yes, it is too late, you little goose!"
Lena replied, shaking off Bertha's ca
ress, as if she dared not trust herself
to any softening mood. "And pray do
not look at me so pitifully; it really
does not seern to me that the future
Countess of Alphington will be a sub
ject for compassion. And here comes
mamma just in time to wish me joy.
.Mrs. Dalton, after remaining away,
sufficiently long to allow the moment
ous interview to come to a conclusion,
returned In some trepidation. She be
lieved she could trust her elder daugh
ter she had no reason to doubt that
she would take a sufficiently practical
Tiew of her own interests; still at timer
Lena betrayed sndden flashes of feeling
that were beyond her maternal compre
hensionana these made her uneasy.'
It was her chief care to bring all her in
fluence and authority to bear upon her
daughters so as to secure their estab
lishment in life and their consequent
happiness upon the surest foundation
that of worldly prosperity. Mrs. Dal
ton was quite sincere in her belief that
she was thus promoting their highest
welfare, and f ulfllling her duties in the
most admirable manner.
Letting herself In through the gate
by her latch-key, she walked hurriedly
up to the house, rather expecting to
find Faneourt still there, ana prepared
to give him her motherly blessing. On
reaching the drawing-room, however,
she found only the two girls, and for
the moment a shade" of fear crossed her
mind; but she also noticed the glitter
ing Jewel on Lena's arm, and was reas
sured. "My precious Lena," she exclaimed,
coming forward and embracing her, "I
need not ask I see all is as it should
be. I congratulate you a thousand
times, my love."
"That is right, mamma," Lena re
sponded, with the same half-contemptuous
Bmile with which Hhe had an
nounced her engagement to her sister;'
"I have not been able to extort one
atom of congratulation from Bertha."
"I hope, though of course in a lesser
way, you will take lesson by your sis
ter's success, and learn a littlo common
sense," Baid Mrs. Dultont regarding tier
younger daughter severely. "My dear,
1 canuot tell you how happy you have
mnde me," she continued, again turn
ing to T,ena. "But why did Mr. Fan
court go away? Why did he not wait
"I sent him away he will come to
morrow dont be afraid," said Lena,
unclasping the gorgeous bracelet from
"I wonder when he will wish the
wedding to be," Mrs. palton rau on.
occupied with her own thoughts. "Of
course there will be settlements and all
that sort of thing; it wont interfere
with our visit to tne Larches, I suppose.
The Honorable Mr.-Faneourt can t be
married at a few days1 notice,' like a
common person. And there will be
your trou&vau to prepare.- - You can let
me have the money you received for
your last term, Bertha; it isn't much,
but it will help. You see how right 1
was in desiring you to give up your pu
pils; for you to teach would be quite
unfitting when your sister is about to
move in such a position; and I must
again beg, Bertha, that you will never
mention a word about your having
been a teacher it would never do to let
a report get about that the Honorable
Mrs. Fancourt's sister had been obliged
to give lessons." Mrs. Dalton bad been
untying her bonnet-strings and unfast
ening her mantel while she spoke. She
stooped quite out of breath.
"Shall I take your bonnet up-stairs
for you, mamma?" Bertha asked, with
out making any reply to her mother's
"Do there's a dear " said Mrs. Dal
ton. "I declare I'm all fn a flutter, I'm
so delighted. If I Were you,-Lena, I
should insist upon having the drawing
rooms in Magnus Square-newly fur
nished, if you are to live there. If they
have been shut up since Lady Arling
ton's death, seven or eight-aud-twenty
years the hangings and decorations
must be quite old-fashioned and faded
now. And the family jewels will of
course be reset. Have you heard Mr.
Faneourt sav anything aitout them?"
"Scarcely yet, mamma," Lena replied;
and I very much question whether Mr.
Faneourt knows anything about them
himself. Old Lord Alphington keeps
him very much at arm's length, I sus
pect. I wonder at that don't you?
Such a charming grandson as he has
"Well, I dont exactly know about
charming," said Mrs. Dalton, not un
derstanding Lena's tone of irony; "but
we cannot have everything, you know,
and it is at any rate right that you
should think so. or say so," she added,
correcting herself. 1 think you said
you found Lord Alphington cold and
naughty when you met-him at the
"Oh, no, mammal" Bertha exclaimed,
who entered at the moment with a deli
cate little structure of lace in her hand,
which Mrs. Dalton dignified by the
name cap. "I don't think he was
cold at all. Sit down, please, mamma,
and I will fasten this on for you."
Mrs. Dalton, who had been standing
all this time, sat down to allow Bertha
to affix the lace to her still bright and
" "I don't wonder that you didn't find
Lord Alphington either cold or proud.
Bertha. He seemed to take quite a
fancy to you," said Lena. "I think the
po&session of the opal ring must have
exerted some magic charm. But I'm
determined to make him like me. I
know I can if I choose."
"Of course you can, my love," Mr3.
Lena threw herself wearilv upon the
couch, rentiug ber head on her arm.
She felt as if she could never like to
sit a?ain tn ber favorite low chair by
"Mamma," she said, after a while,
lifting her bead, "I've a good mind to
make Mr. Faneourt get me a ring made
exactly like the oue that has been lost.
I could give the jeweler the description
and draw the design from memory, I'm
s'ire. Don't you remember, when I
first saw it, I said I wished it was mine?
And now I should have a right to wear
"Yon may have one made like it, but
it won't be "the real thing," Bertha ob
served, as she stood by the window. "I
would have nothing to do with counter
feits." "What does it matter?" Lena re
joined, pettishly. "Of course the stones
will be real."
"And the onal is symbolic of truth in
love." said Bertha, without looking
round. "Take care it never losea its
"One would think you were supersti
tious about that ring," remarked Lena,
"Xot I." Bertha ' returned with a
smile. "It has proved falser-otherwise
it is I who ought to hi? the future
Countess of Arphington."
"You!" exclaimed Mrs. Dalton .
"That would have been very unlikely."
"Very unlikely indeed mamma,"
Bertha assented gravely, without, how
ever, adding the thought that was In
ber mind, that, if the Honorable Mr.
Faneourt had been heir to twenty earl
doms, with all the wealth of the Indies
to boot, he would have sued ber in vain.
Cll AFTER XIX.
When the Honorable Mr. . Faneourt
left Ivy Cottage after bis proposal to
Miss Dalton, tie might have been sup-
Eosed to be a happy man. Everything
e bad coveted seemed to be his; he had
succeeded in nis wooing, and the wom
an be had won he loved passionately,
desperately, as he had said so desper
ately that he was prepared to dare all
to gain possession of her. Yet at the
time he was frightened; opportunity
and his passion nad led him on, ana
now he would have to meet the conse
quences. This reflection made him fly
as- If, pursued by some haunting fiend
after he had left Lena's side thaf after
noon.. He rode far and fast, dlsmisslnff
the groom, whose presence troubled
In old stories of necromancy It Is re
lated how the evil spirits copjured up
first appear as a nebulous mist, and
then 'gradually shape themselves Into
forms of horror. Itnad been thus with
Faneonrt. The mist had been gradu
ally taking form, and now the thing
that presented itself before his eves
made nlm quail. He could not help it,
he told himself; he was driven on by
cirenmstances; he could not control
events.' He would rather hare taken a
straight path, if it would only have led
him whither he wanted to go; if it
would not so lead him, was it his fault?
He really felt himself cruelly treated
by fate. lnasmuch as he seemed thrust
into crime. He had no enjoyment in
evil deeds; be was not cruel by nature
on the contrary, it was absolutely
painful to him to Inflict injury upon
others. But, if they stood in his way,
what could he do? Now, at any rate,
he had gone too far to recede: there
again fate had been unkind." If he had
not been left alone with Lena, he would
not have spoken as he bad;' he would
only have felt his way, and -waited to
see if tome fortuitous occurrence would
help him; but now, on the contrary, cir
cumstances impelled him down the
dark road, and he must go on.
He betrayed no traces of these per
turbing thoughts, however, when he
called at Ivy Cottage ou the following
day. He had a long and satisfactory
interview with Mrs. Dalton who, al
though he could make no promises
with regard to settlements, seemed
quite content to trust to Lord Alphing
ton's generosity aiid then had the grat
ification of being received by Lena
with sweet smiles. Mrs. Dalton had
taken care to hold out before her daugh
ter's eyes all the brilliant advantages
of the conquest she had made, and un
der this influence Lena had, to all out
ward seeming, recovered her equanimi
ty. She liked being flattered and ca
ressed; she liked the soft places of the
world; and, if the little drawback ex
isted of not being able to feel affection
for the man who was about to set her
on the pinnacle of her aspirations, she
must submit. She could not expect to
have everything her own way. Thus
her reasoning did not differ very widely
from that of her betrothed.
Some time elapsed, and the frotuwau
was in active preparation, when Lena
found an opportunity to express her de
sire to have the antique opal ring imi
tated. Faneourt was willing enough
to gratify this or any other extravacrant
wish of hers, and appointed the follow
ing afternoon, when he would call in
his brougham for Mrs. Dalton and
Lena, and take them to the jeweler's,
where Lena might give her directions.
It therefore happened on this afternoon
that Bertha was left alone, much to her
The more she saw of Faneourt, the
more thoroughly she disliked bim. lie
tilled her with fear. She scarcely knew
how to bear tho idea that the happiness
of one she truly loved should be intrust
ed to his k'vping. She was weary also
of the everlasting talk of clothes and
jewels and furn'ture. as if naught else
connected itself with this momentous
step in life. The girls slept ju adjoin
ing rooms, and it had been their custom
to meet in one or other of the rooms
while brushing their hair, to have a
sisterlv chat about the events of the
day. But now Lena shut herself in,
and refused to talk under pretense sir
being tired, so that Bertha, excluded
from her sister's confidence, was doubly'
anxious, and also lonely, though her
taste and her active fingers were called
into constant requisition for advice and
Finding herself at liberty for an hour,
she opened the piano. Scarcely had she
struck a few chords, however, when
Douglas came in. She sprang up to
meet him, a glad look upon her face.'
She liked him much, and had never felt,
the want of a little genial companion
ship more than at that moment.
"Do I disturb you?" he said, holding
the band she held out to him.
"Oh.no. not in the least:" sho re
plied, with a bright smile. "I am so
glad to see vou. I have some new songs
here; you shall give me your opinion of
them, if you like."
Douglas did like; he delighted in
hearing Bertha sing. When she bad
ended, she turned round the music
stool on which she sat. so as to face
him. After making some remark uon
the music. Douglas' said:
"Will you be very angry with me if I
ask a question on a" snbjoet tbat wbis
to be no bnsinp?i of mine?"
"I don't think I am likely to be angry
with vou. What in it?" inquired Ber
"As I came along I saw Mrs. and
Miss Dalton in a c:u i iatre with Mr. Fan
court. Is there anything serious in
that quarter?'' Douglas looked grave
as he mada the inquiry.
"Most sfniou," Be'rtlia replied. lI
don't think I need hesitate to tell V(rtfT
that mv sister is engaged to Mr. Fan
court.'' "Indeed! Has it come to that?" be
exclaimed; and his countenance wore a
troubled, perplexed look very unusual
"Vou frighten me, Mr. Douglas."
Bertha said, in alarm; "vou enow
something of Mr. Faneourt?''
"I know nothing of him personally
In fact I have seen hirn but once before,
and that was when I met lilm here bv
accident a few weeks ago; and yet t
wish this had been otherwise," Douglas
Douglas's tone more than his words
"I am Bure you know more than you
like to tell me'," she said. "Fray speak
Douglas arose from his chair, and
went to the window, as if to collect his
"1 ought not to have 8oken," he
said, as he came back and resumed his
seat; "I have made a fool of myself be
cause I cannot exi'lain how matters
stand. A secret is involved that is not
mine. And now I have frightened you,
and you w ill think me a meddlesome
fellow with no more brains than Pinch
here," he added, pulling the ears of the
dog, who had followed him into the
"1 don't suppose. I shall ever think
that." Bertha obsrvd: "but I am sad
ly troubled. I don't mind confessing to
you thai what you say agrees w ith my
own feelings toward Mr. I'ancourt.
And yet I shall not (.'.are to say anything
to mamma or Lena without some sure
ground to go upon: they would deem it
simmy nothing hit my own prejudice."
"Sav rather your own pnru iustincts,'?
Douglas returned. "I verily believe
there are women who through their
very goodness instinctively discern
what is evil." He paused awhile, seem
Ingiv in uinsid',ral:oii. "Will you make
ine a promise. .I;ss Dalton." hi.- said at
last. "Will vou l"t tne know when this
marriaire is ti.vd to take place? '.
-I will certainly. I am Bure you have
somcf good reason,, or you would not
have asked it. Oh, Mr. Douglas, you
have mad'- me very unhappy!" she cried,
the feu's -springing to her eye.
. To bt Cmttnwd.)
Had a Cook
He wa.s a INevada millionaire, Hnd
ho had been in a deep puzzlo.for ten
miiiuifi, wlnin he Mtddeuly rang the
bull for his butler.
"Jnme-i, I am about to give a grnud
"Yes, sir -yes, sir."
"1 shall invite 4,000 people."
"Yes, rdr ves, sir."
-1 want the party written up to the
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"You o-o out and ascertaiu whal.it
will cist me' '
At the eud of tm hour James rcturna
lo report .
"Which did you want, sir --to buy
the editor for 0 or l lie two column
hpiu-o for irT-i? And, sir, the price foi
not pitching into you and ealliug tho
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tTAOIS OF THE KIVEB.
The river marked by the gauge at tola
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Chattanooga, Dec. 1. River 4 feet 4
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Cincinnati, Doc. 1. River 19 feet 6 ia
Louisville, Dec. 1. -River 8 feet f
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Nashville, Dec. 1. River 11 feet I la
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Pittsburg, Dec. 1. River i feet 10 in
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St. Louis, Dec. 1. River 10 feet 0 la
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