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L P Fisher
ALBANY, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 27, 18.
geo. V. SETTLE3I1ER,
Mill GO I ST,
(Successor to IV V. Wakedeld),
Iturrlsli'tt Stew Ilulldhig, First Street,
ALBANY, OR ECON.
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Murder in Albany
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The Old Jliiii's Darling.
Margery Hilton's fortune was made.
So site congratulated herself as she
gazed exultingly upon the diamond
solitaitw which, but an hour before,
Colonel Leslie had placed upon her
linger. His wordsof love still vibrated
in her ears ; but, strange to say, there
was no responsive melody in her heart,
although her Hps had promised that
she would become his wife. She was
a young girl, not yet out of her teens,
poor, beautiful and ambitious. Colo
nel Leslie was fifty, hale, hearty,
gentlemanly and rich. He had gone
to the little" manufacturing village of
Is upon busines, had accidentally
met With Margery, and having been
enraptured with her beamy, addressed
her after a short acquaintance. And
so. while lie was being rapidly borne
to this city home, thinking of the love
liness of the young bride ,he had won,
and his abundant means of making her
happy, Margery sat lu her little cham
ber dreaming bright dreams to ue re
alized in the future. Her fortune was
made! What did it matter now if
there had twen poverty and privation
in the past ; was not the future bright
with wealth and splendor?
1 shall have diamonds, and laces,
and society to my heart's content,"
she mused, gazing from her window
into the cloudless east, where the
round rising moon looked softly into
her glittering eyes. -I shall purchase
them dearly perhaps, but 1 shall be an
old man's darling. Col. Leslie said
so to-night as be placed the seal of our
betrothal upon my finger. It is true
that there is a great disparity of years
between us, but I am satisfied with
the contract I have made, I shall be
clothed in purple and fine linen every
day. and if I am not happy there is no
one to blame but myself, I shall lie no
longer dependent upon those who
grudge me even the little morsel I eat."
The wedding was a quiet one. The
village had never seen a loveliar bride
nor a happier groom, and when, after
a month's travel the couple took pos-
' session ot tneir luxuriant nome, aiar
1 eery again congratulated herself upon
the brilliancy of her fortune. Her
I brightest dreams were meeting with
1 fulfillment. She entered into her new
life with all the zest ot her fresh, young
spirit, glorying in the beauty that had
purchased her pleasures, and leaving
nothing undone that could enhance her
Colonel Leslie accompanied her
everywhere she wished to go.
"She is too young, too inexperienced
for me to allow her freedom," he said,
earnestly. "She will doubtless tire of
this frivolity after a while,' and then
we will settle down in that happy
home 1 have so often pictured to my
self." But time wore on, and not even the
shadow of such a weariness appeared
to cloud the young wife's spirits. No
gayety was produced which did not
tempt her participation, and no temp
tation met with resistance.
After a year ot patient waiting the
frivolities In which she had indulged
so freely became so utterly distasteful
to him that he could no longer restrain !
his impatience. But friends interposed,
declaring that the lovely Mrs. Leslie
should not make a recluse of herself,
and ottering to accompany her wher
ever she wished to go. lie transferred
her, as it were, to tneir protection, and
day alter day and night after night he
wa s left alone as mercilessly as though
he had been hut a hired attendant of
Devoted as he had once been to his
wife, the strength of his ardor began
to abate, and beginning to believe she
had married him for his wealth, he de
termined to restrict her gayeties in a
measure. He would make overtures
to her reason and judgment, and if they
failed he would assert the authority
which centered himself, and which she
had so seemingly ignored. He was In
the library awaiting Margery's com
ing, as usual. iiK)n the evening of the
most brilliant entertainment of the
season. An hour after midnight she
entered, radiant in velvet and dia
monds. He arose and ottered to re
move her wrappings.
"Thank you," she returned icily,
still standing, "but I shall retire im
mediately, and there is no need of un
"Just as you please," he answered
haughtily, resuming his seat and gaz
ing for a moment Into the beautiful
face before him ; "but I have some
thing to say to you, which must be
heart here and now."
Margery gathered her cloak more
closely about her shoulders, and resting
both hands upon the back of the chair
by which she was standing, said, al
most defiantly :
"If you ha"ve anything to say, please
say it as quickly as possible. I am
tired and have need of rest ; my de
mands for to-morrow are pressing."
"And mine, Margery, you will find,
are more so. I have ixjen trifled with,
and my expressed desire neglected
long enough. You will remember
hereafter tltat I stand U1 tn's
household, and that my wishes are en
titled to some consideration."
"Perhaps you had better explain,"
she said contemptuously; "I do not
know that I have the honor of compre
hending your remarks."
"I shall certainly be more explicit,
then," he answered mildly, still de
termined not to appear irritated by
her Indifference. "He have been
married almost three years, Margery,
and in all that time I have been but a
slave to your bidding. It Is true that
1 am more than twice your, own age,
but .1 became your husband, fondly be
lieving that in your love my heart
would regain its youthfuluess, and that
you would find comfort and happiness
in being an 'old man's darling.' that
I have been disappointed I freely ac
knowledge ; that vou have been I can
but infer. I realize now the vanity of
the hoj)e which led me to unite old age
with youth, since our tastes are so dis
similar. What I have to say to you,
however, is this, that 1 desire you to
relinquish, in a measure, those frivol
ities which are separating us so surely
and so utterly."
Margery looked for a moment in his
face and said :
"Suppose I do not desire to re
nounce those pleasures which you seem
to condemn so heartily?"
" Then I shall resort to that authority
which, as four husband, is vested In
"And if I do not choose to submit
to that authority?"
"That is not a question to be dis
cussed between us," he exclaimed,
emphatically, now thoroughly aroused
and irate. "1 am master ot this house,
as you will find to your cost. That
you have never cared for ine except as
the representative of the wealth which
purchases your pleasures, is too plain
a case to admit of argument. But
there is one thing of which you may
rest assured ; while you bear my name
it must remain as unsullied as when
you received it. I do not wish you to
regard me as a brute, nor yet as a ty
rant, but this continued dissipation
must cease, i am too old to be drag
ged from one scene of gayety to an
othertied, as it were, to the wheels
of your triumphant chariot, and since
I cannot attend you, you must confine
yourself more at home. You can re
tire now; if you please remember that
I exjx'ct your compliance with my
"Thank you for the privilege," she
returned, sarcastically. I shall not re
tire, however, until this question is
definitely 'settled." Her eyes glowed
like midnight stars and upon her white
forehead the beads of perspiration
Sparkled like diamonds in the full blaze
of the eliandelier beneath' which she
stood. "That I do not love you, Col
onel lieslie, you seem to be well aware.
I married you because I was dazzled
by those visions of splendor which you
placed before my eyes, and I sighed
for them as those who travel in the
sandy deserts thirst for water. Fash
ion and society are mv idols, and dis
connected from them I would not turn
over my band to live another hour. I
shall net give them up without a strug
gle, yon may rest assured; but the vic
tory is not always to the strong. Good
night!" she added, turning from him
and leaving the room with the air of
Colonel Leslie, stunned and morti
fied by her confession, buried his face
in his' hands. This was the bitter end
ing of his pleasant dreams; this cold
calculating woman the wife who pre
sided over his home.
"She shall have her own way," he I
suddenly, ..stoically resolved. "If she j
married me, as she says, for my
wealth, she shall not. be cheated In the
bargain. She shall enjoy her freedom (
unmolested while I live and my wishes j
shall hereafter remain untold."
Two four years passed away, and i
then the end of it all came. Margery
was sitting alone in her elegant draw-1
ing-room, whence a hundred guests
had just departed, when Colonel Leslie j
entered hastily and drew a chair to her
side. She gathered her trailing robes j
of amber satin more closely around j
her. as is tearing contamination. He j
noticed the movement, and exclaimed,
"I vowed years ago. Margery, that
I never would again, by word or look,
detract from your happiness, and faith
fully until now have I kept that vow.
This, however, is a perilous moment
lor both of us, and must account for
this intrusion. I have a communica
tion to make which will startle you,
but yon must hear U- Are you listen
ing? lam a bankrupt, Margery, a
-A bankrupt!" she exclaimed,
hoarsely. "Are you in earnest?"
"Yes, in terrible, terrible earnest,
as to-morrow's proceedings will show.
I have not a dollar lu the world which
I can honestly call my own. For your
sake I regret It. You worship wealth
and position, you told me once ; 1 have
I never forgotten it. God knows I pity
"What are we to do?" she. asked,
brokenly, for, try as she might, the
tears would not be repressed.
"I do not know," he answered,
vaguely. "The tidings reached me
but a tew hours ago, and since theu I
have thought of nothing but how I
should tell you without breaking your
heart. I am not too old to work for
you, Margery ; but how will you en
dure our misfortunes? You will doubt
less reproach me for not having pro
vided against this contingency when
we were married, but I (lid not know
then that you sold yourself to me. '
thought that you loved me a little,
notwithstanding the disparity of years
He ceased speaking and abruptly left
the room. For a moment Margery's
heart softened toward him, but the
next she rose up, and, sweeping her
eyes over the magnificent apartment,
said bitterly :
"No, no, I cannot live without
She ascended to her chamber, where
her maid was waiting her coming.
She wearily submitted herself to her
skillful hands, and having substituted
a morning wrapper for the party robes,
she dismissed her sleepy attendant and
sank into an easy chair which stood
before the fire She folded her white
Jeweled hands in her lap and thought
over the events ot the past few years.
"What a vain, profitless life I have
lived!" she murmured regretfully.
"Who has been benefitted by it? Not
even myself. And with the abundant
means have wasted how much good
I might have done. Have I, Indeed,
been happier than I was when I sat in
my little chamber, the only ornaments
I possessed a white rose for my hair
and my old mother's old-fashioned
wedding-ring for my finger?" And
with her mother's memoiy came back
a tenderness, a softness to the heart of
Margery Leslie which had not visited
it for years. "It is not too late to re
trieve myself, and I will," she added,
resolutely, "I cannot recall the past,
but I can at least prove to my husband
that I am not dead to all sense of honor
Margery descended to the breakfast
room a different person. The elements
of true womanhood had so long slum
bered in her breast that only the rudest
shock could have aroused them. With
the awakening came the conviction of
her unworthiness and a determination
to regain esteem she had lost. Colonel
Leslie was not present at the table,
and to the servant who summoned him
"Excuse me to your mistress and
bring me a cup of coffee . I wish noth
"I will carry it to him myself," said
Margery, when she received the mes
sage, and in a few moments more she
entered the library where he Was sitt
ing. "Can I assist you?" she said, softly.
as she deposited the unique silver
breakfast service at his side.
He had not noticed her presence be
fore, lie glanced hastily in her face
and the tears stood in his eyes.
"1 do not know whether yon can or
not," he replied, almost wildly. "My
brain is in a whirl. These papers,"
pointing to the heaps upon his either
hand, "represent all I possessed. I
have been here all night, Margery, and
my conviction, after.n thorough inves
tlgatlon,ls that we are almost beggars."
"You must rest now, at any rate,"
she said, gently: "and when you have
drank your coffee we will talk our
Whilst he partook of his breakfast
she busied herself in arranging the
disordered apartment. Shu turned off
the gas, which still burned brilliantly,
and throwing aside the heavy curtains,
admitted the sunlight into the room.
Not until that did she observe the
change that had taken place III her
husband's appearance. He was worn
and haggard, aud his whole frame
trembled as with an ague. Margery
sat down near hiiu, and, leaning her
arm upon the table looked Into his
"You are too easily discouraged,
Colonel Leslie," she exclaimed with
"I comprehend our situation much
more clearly than you do," he replied,
Of the business details, I am. of
course, ignorant," she answered ; "but
they do not alter nor affect the fact
which so intimately concerns nV'
"You realize it ail then, aud yet
your heart is not broken !" he gasped
rather than asked.
"Yon refer to the confewatlon' that
passed between us years ago1?" she
inquired, the red flush mantling" her
cheek, and the tears gathering in her
"Yes. You told me that you would
not care to live, If bereft of society and
wealth. That remembrance has been,
the bitter, bitter cup."
"Forget it!" she exclaimed, pas
sionately. "Forget that I was ever
so unwomanly, so ungrateful. Our
married life so far has ptoved a failure,
but there is time enough to redeem It."
Colonel Leslie could scarcely believe
that he heard aright. "You are not
jesting with me, Margery ?"
"Indeed, indeed I am not, ".she ex
claimed earnestly. "Although I have
proved recreant to the trust you once
reposed in me, I am worthier to-day to
be your wife than I was upon our
bridal morning. If you will oidy
esteem me again as you once did, you
shall never have cause to regret it."
Colonel Leslie gathered her to his
heart and pressed nis Hps to lier fore
head. "There is light ahead for .us, Mar
gery," he said, as soon as he could
trust himself to speak. "It Is not all
as dark as It was a while ago. I have
education, talent, toot my friend.-, used
to say, and old as 1 am,, they must be
brought into requisition. In my early
manhood I read and practiced law,-and
a few months study will fit rae tor the
There was but a few thousands left
of all of Colonel Leslie's vast estate.
But when Margery left the spacious
resideuce which had been the scene of
so many social triumphs, she felt bnt
one sincere regret, and that was that
so many opportunities for doing good
had been wasted. Though the borne
she entered was humble in comparison,
she realized that domestic contentment
which otherwise she never would hate
With the vigor and energy which
had always been prominent traits in
Colonel Leslie's character he entered
into his profession and became dis
tinguished as a lawyer. Once in the
right path, Margery never faltered.
and being constantly in the society of
her husband, she learned to love him
devotedly. Although to-day his hair
is white with age. his form still stately,
and his step still firm, whilst by his
side, whether in his library poring
over his ponderons books, or in his
parlor entertaining his friends, is the
elegant form and beautiful face ot
Margery, "the old man's darling."
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