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PERSEVERANCES PLUCK. !
BT EDITH MISIOM TVFFEB.
Armed with a letter of in trod action
to Mm. Katharine Terry-Town, Perse
verance rang nor tall one sultry Aognst
morning. She followed the janitor up
the stairs, as she felt qaite inadequate
to wrestle alone with the mysteries of
an apartment bouse. Another bell was
rune, and a amort, white rapped maid
nahared taer into a little drawing room,
ao carious in its appointments that Per
severance's eyes opened very wide in
deed. The girl did not know what to
make of the extraordinary jumble of
bric-a-brac, the sketches in black and
white, the thousand and one pictures
of prominent actors, actresses and sing
ers crowding the wall. She simply
stared in undisguised amazement un
til Mrs. Terry-Town came trailing in
in a black silk Josephine gown. She
was a woman in whose face was a curi
ous mingling of kindness and disdain.
Tears and smiles met in her eyes. Some
times the full lips laughed voluptuous
ly; again they took on a pathetic little
droop. Perseverance studied her face in
tently and compared it with the insi
pidity of Mrs. Verplanck's countenance
and the seriousness and spirituality of
Mrs. Vincent's features. It was quite
another type, and an idea flashed in
Perseverance's queer little head that
this woman was not very happy, that
she had missed something in life.
Mrs. Terry-Town read Mrs. Vincent's
noto and then said kindly :
"I shall be very glad to. help you in
any way I can, but first yon must let
me ask yon a few questions. Do not be
alarmed. They will be quite different
from any asked yon at the home. I shall
not bother about your religion or refer
ences. How did yon come to think yon
could do newspaper work?"
"I have read of the success of so
many women in this line, " Persever
ance answered. "I thought what others
havo done I might do."
"Yon have read of these startling suc
cesses in country newspapers, I sup
"I thought so," rather contemptu
ously, and Mrs. Terry-Town muttered
something about "imbecile correspond
ents" which Perseverance did not un
derstand. "Huve yon ever written anything for
publication?" was the nest question.
"I wrote one pieco for our homo pa
per, aud every one seemed to like it,"
said Perseverance simply.
Mra. Terry-Town suiilcd, but it was
a sad little smile.
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but "wrote a story,' " sbe said very gen
tly. "Bat this wasn't a story," said Per
severance; "it was more like an essay."
"Never mind. In newspaper offices
everything is a story, from aa account
of a railway accident to a paragraph
about a strawberry festival."
"That's queer," said Perseverance.
"Yes, my child, there's a lot of queer
things," said the lady enigmatically.
"Sow, another question, Do yon think
yon can endure having yoor heart bro
ken regularly every day for the next
"Why, what a strange question 1 Why
do yon ask that?"
"Because it's a heartbreaking busi
ness. If I were to advise yon according
to my judgment, I should say take the
next train back to the old farm and the
little red schoolhonse and never dream
of the newspapers or Now York again.
But yon wouldn't do it Yon've got
the fever like many others, and you'll
have to try it Yon will go through the
eame round of disappointment, disillu
sion and dreary waiting. Yon will drag
through snow and rain, wind and hail,
to earn few dollars here and a few
there. Yon will have doors shut in your
face by people your inferiors in every
way. You will pnt your best and most
conscientious labor on a piece of work
only to have it returned, 'Declined with
thanks. You will go on day after dav
living in feverish hope that good luck
is coming this week. Yon will see oth
er women less brainy, less capable than
yourself succeed where yon do not, and
every night you will heartily wish you
were dead. And yon ask me to help you
to all this, and I'm going to do it"
This strange woman dipped her pen
in the silver inkstand and scrawled a
"Take this," sbo said, "to The Qy
clone office. Ask for the city editor's
room. Wear your best clothes, and don't
tell him you are a novice. If he asks
you if you've done any work, say 'a
little.' That's not a lie. If he gives you
an assignment, take it and may God
have mercy on you," she conolnded
with a laugh.
"Ob, thank you," began Persever
ance. "Don't thank me," was the quick
answer. "If yon get an order and don't
know how to fill it, come back to me
and I'll help you out Goodby!" And
Perseverance was gracefully bowed out
Next morning she climbed the stairs
to The Cyclone office, and after waiting
1 hour and 45 minutes was at last
shown into the presence of the city ed
trouble of long standing, after
in the Kidnevs. T tHri oil
-"-J U1VU Ola
they could give me no relief.
that helped me, and I
4. aa if 44 4126.96.36.199.4.4.4.:
itor ot tnat paper, a nervous, rcssy
man, with a cold glance and irreproach
able clothes. Be gave one look at the
countrified costume of the pretty girl,
which suddenly enlightened her as to
its shortcomings. However, she bravely
met bis glance and stated her errand aa
"Ever done any work?" The question
waa banged at her like the explosion of
toy cannon. ,
"A little," was the quaking answer.
"Well, do you think you could write
a story abect an opium joint?"
Perseverance was staggered.
"I" would try," she said timidly,
thinking that Mrs. Terry-Town would
probably tell her what a joint was.
"We want a rattling good story about
a joint; scenes and incidents; describe
the people you , the process of bit
ting the pipe. etc. Of coarse you can't
go alone. Be here at 9 o'clock tonight,
and I'll Bend a reporter with you. If
you make a good story of this, I will
put you on the staff. Good morning."
"An cpinm joint!" cried Mrs. Trry
Town in disgust "Well, I think it out
rageons of that odious little beast to
send a girl like you on an assignment
cf that sort. However, if he wishes to
sicken you of journalism first off, I'll
forgive bim." Tne lady went on to ex
plain the character of the mission Per
severance was I essay. The girl grew
pale as sue prouestied.
"Is all newspaner work like that?"
sbe asked sorrowfully.
"Oh, no. Seme of it is verv delight
fnl and entertaining. But yon can't
pick and chocse. You must take what
comes, for if yon refuse there are a dos
en waiting to snap at the morsel. The
indispensable wursnn journalist has not
yet appeared on earth," continued Mrs.
Terry-Town cynically. "Take this as
signment. Write the story just as yon
would tell it. Slake it as patbetio and
dramatic and as sirapls as possible. Of
course yon will te well protected. The
reporter will explain everything to you.
Don't ask bim too many questions, and
be will never dream how nnsophisti
cated you are."
At 9 o'clock Perseverance tapped at
me city editor s door.
"Come in," somebody yelled. Terje
A very good looking young man, with
a soft, curly, blond bang hanging over
bis broad brow, with big, frank, fear'
less eyes, and as clean shaven as a
priest, was the only occupant of the
room, he jumped np as she entered aud
"I fancy you're the young lady I'm
waiting for. Joint steff, isn't it?"
"Joint stuff," echoed Perseverance.
Then seeing a look of merriment coming
in the blue eyes she hastened to odd :
"Yes, I suppose so. At least I was told
to visit a joint this evening and v. rite
"I'll be banged," Dunning said nffer
ward, "if sbe didn't say it as calmly
as if itwas a flower show or a prize bu-
Ind., Jan. 7, 1896. &.
tr, nr-tnrc in tfc
UlWiUIQ MIX U1W
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take great pleasure
MARY M. HANEY.
(4, Wa W
of the Liver,
ST. LCL1S. E3.
by contest. 1 liked ber piucC, I want
you to remember."
Perseverance's first assignment waa
eoe never to be forgotten. The foul and
depraved sights she witnessed nauseated I
and frightened ber beyond measure.
Her .escort was kindness itself and pro
tected the girl with as splendidly a pat
ronising air as did Peodannis the pret
ty Fanny Bolton at VaaxhalL
Bring yoor copy in early tomor
row, he said as be bade Perseverance
good night at Mrs. Terry-Town's door,
for it had been arranged sbe should
sleep there that night list b?r tardy
coming should undermine the founda
tions of the homo, as its rales for reason
able retiring were absolute.
" What did he mean by copy?" Perse
verance asked ber mector, wiio in charm
ing dishabille leccived her. "Must I
make an extra copy of this nasty stuff?"
Sirs. Terry-Town shrieked with laugh
ter. "Oh. yon adorable little goose,"
she cried, "copy is the stuff, material.
article, story, piece, you would call it.
But, tell me, bow do you like the news
"It was a dreadful evening. The on
ly pleasant memory will ba Mr. Dun
Ding's kindness," said the girl shyly.
Mrs. Terry.Towa loukod at her
thoughtfully a moment. Tceu a soft
smile leaped ii her eyes.
"Yes, he is a nice chap," she said.
"But como, go to bed, dear."
For six months Perseverance tried her
hand at newspaper work. Thanks to
Mrs. Terry-Town, who looked after her,
giving her points and tips on the rou
tine, tcshuiquo and vernacular of the
newspaiier office, the girl made no seri
ous breaks. She made friends in the
office, waa looked upon aa "a nice little
girl" and got cn very well with "the
boys," especially with Harold Dunning,
the young reporter who had accompanied
ber on her first assignment. Dunning,
who had the face of an angel, was yet
an experienced and sophisticated youth.
Ho had come to The Cyclone from the
staff of a western newspaper, and the
metropolitan work he had done had
been marked with originality and a
breezy vigor which had speedily at
tracted attention. The boy had received
so much flattery and praiso that it was
small wonder his head bad been turned
a bit or that he counted himself quite
irresistible. In spite of all these adoles
cent characteristics, he was a good fel
low at heart and possessed both sense
and discrimination. He could not fail
to admire the pluck of this little conn
try girl who had struck out so bravely
for herself. Something of her history
was made known to bim by Mrs. Terrr
Town. The rest ho drew from her bit
by bit. Sympathy stirred the crust of
cynicism which this youngster had tried
to form over bis naturally kind heart,
and we all know to what sympathy be
tween a handsome young man and a
lovable girl is liable to lead.
Dunning fell in love with pretty,
plucky Perseverance. He had. however.
all the end of the century ideas and
fancied be could not marry until be bad
money enough to give his wife the lux
uries which hia own sybarite nature de
manded. 80 he drifted along, seeing the
girl as often aa be could, keening a
watchful eye on her, helping her in ber
work and making himself aa much as
powiblo a feature of her life.
A new world had opened to the sim
ple country girl a world which fasci
nated her with its pirtnreqae and fever
ishlife. Sbe plunged into this existence
heart and soul. The daily assignments
which sent her one day to a poverty
smcaen tenement, the next to the lux
nrious rooms of a pit of the mimic
world, sbe accepted with absolute relitJt.
Mrs. Terry-Town, her guide, philoso
pher and friend, looked on .with a lan
guid interest "It's new to ber, poor
child!" the said to herself. "She's jut
smelling printer's Ink and thinks it's
attar ot rosea. Only another illusion!
Bab! How she'll hate it one of these
Mrs. Terry-Tawn was not slow to r
Dunning's admiration for Perseverance
and did all iu her power to promote the
an air. .-no s too pretty and too inno
cent to be knocking about the world."
said that lady to Dinning one day.
"Why don't you marry her and take
ner out 01 this feverish existence? Yon
know perfectly well that one of tnese
days sbe will grt a blow that will stag
ger ber and sma'h all her fine airy o
ties. Why not save her from it?"
"I would if I bad any money," said
"Ponf!" said Kathcrine liehtlv.
"What you are blowing in on cocktails
and cigars would run a little flat in
"Oh. hang a little flat in narm!"
"Tbafs juiit it," returned Mrs. Terry
Town. "You. want aa establishment,
turnout, box at the opera. Oh, what is
tms age coming tor
"An end," growled Harold.
"Think how pretty Perseverance
would look in a high necked apron
making a pie. 1 li wager a box of Turk
isb cigarettes she can make cherry pic
quick as a cat can wink her eve." con
tinned Mrs. Terry-Town, who waa in
one of her vclnble moods.
"I won't have my wife making
cherry pies," said Dunning, with the
air or a grand seigneur.
"Very well; I warn yon. You'll dis
cover one or these days that your sweet
heart has slipped out of your hands.
Then don't come whining to me for
sympathy, for I shall simply say, 'I told
But Dunning, with the fatuity of
youth, believed that events would nhi
mately shape themselves as be wished.
One of these days be would be made a
city editor, and then beooald marry tba
girl of his choioe.
it was one cold winter morning that
the town was startled with the news cf
a fearfal murder. Mr. George Ver-
planck, a well known, and wealthy
broker, was round dead in his library.
having been most cruelly subbed in tbe
heart, It was clearly a ease cf robbery,
as certain valuables and Jewels were
missing. His private safe, too. had been
robbed, and everything indicated
snnrder from motives of greed.
When Perseverance read the account,
sbe instantly recognised tbe name. It
was tbe husband of the beautiful and
gracious lady who bad paswd a summer
near her old home in the country, aud
whom she bad tried to see when first
she came to New York. Sua chanced to
mention this fact in tbe office, and soon
was summoned to thecity editor's desk.
I bear you know Mrs. erplanrk?
Yes? Well, the lady is prostrated with
tbesborkof ber husband's death aud
will not sea reporter. She tusy possi
bly see you. At sll events, try."
During ber brief Journal istie career
Perseverance never saw so sad a scene
as that in the superb bom. in Gram-
ercy park. Mrs. erplanck remem
bered tbe girl and consented to see brr.
It was tbe most elegsnt bouse Perse
verance had ever seen. But over Its lux
urious rooms and through its corridors
bung the awfal bush of death and tbe
atmosphere of mystery. As Perseverance
waa mounting tba stairs to Mrs. Ver
planck's chamber, on tba landing sbe
came face to face with a keen faced,
alertly moving man. She gave a little
cry of doligbt and bold out her band.
Tbe man stared at ber as If Ducxlcd.
Then raldosly a smile crossed bis
"I remember yon, said tbe police
detective. "How are you and what are
you doing brer
She explained her presence, and tbe
detective looked at her with Interest.
"I did you a good turn once." he
whispered. "Sow help ma I haven't
been able to see tbe lady, sbe is so ill.
But fiud out all you can about tbe last
governess, when she was disrbargod and
why. Will your'
Perseverance promised, though she
could not understand bis anxiety. Bat
sho was only too glad to do a favor for
the niun who bad saved ber from tho
meshes of a wicked woman.
Mrs. Vcrplauck was lying against a
heap of pillows not wbitcrtuan ber face.
Sbo wept as sho took tbe girl's baud in
Perseverance recalled the brilliant,
dashing woman she had seen two yrars
ago, aud toars ru!ml to her rypt as she
saw this trembling, moaning creature,
Hnmidly and ia whispers Mrs. Ver
plancl: told the awfal story of finding
her husband iu tbe dim, gray dawn,
with the blood dripping from tbe fright
ful wound over his heart
"The wivdow was open," said the
poor wife, "the icy air streaming in.
He lay there alouc alone. Think of it!
Ob, my dear Ueorge!" aud sho screamed
again and again iu sncb aufcuuh that it
was with difficulty Perseverance and
the maid could qcict ber.
But when tho unhappy lady bad
grown calmer Prrst-verance plied her
with questions. The terrible intetview
cume to an end at last, and as the girl
bade her goctily 21rs. Verplanck clutrh
ed her hand dcratcily and said:
"Ciroo again, '-ar ovory day, if you
can. Tho sight of yoor face ia like a
breath from those ve?t meadnwa. Oil,
the cool, green, quiet country! If I
could only never see New York again!
This drradful town will always bo hate
ful to me."
Perseverance promised to com &f xt
day uud sadly left the iron. In the
hall sho nu-t Ler frkud the uct-vtivo'
She told him what the littlo Mr. Ver
planrk had said about the governess.
His eyes sparkled; bis fare flashed.
"Thank you. my child!" be exclaim
ed exrt icily. "You have ennfirturd"
He brok? c2 and rushed to cab be
fore the door. Into r. bic h be plunged
and war r. pidly driven awsy.
Tbe next morning Per rcrance read
in open mouthed astonihm-ut that v
ace detectives bad arrested a f onurr gov
erness in tbe Vcrplanck family on sus
picion of-hsving commit f-d the murder,
and that a valuable clew had btvn givra
tlrrn by a woman repnrtrr from The
Cyclone. Perseverance was famous!
The most noted trial of tbe season
was that of the advtntaress-KOirrrness
who was convicted of tbe raurd-r cf Mr.
Mrs. Verplanek took a decided inter
est in the girl who bad unwittingly
helped to run down the aasasin of her
bosbmd, and after the trial sent fur ber
one day aud said :
"My near, I awa going away from
New York. I mast leave the scene of
my sorrow. I will distract myself ty
travel. I cannot leave my little bnye
behind me. I have sent for you to ask
you if you will not consent to abandon
newspaper work and go with me as my
compinion and as gnvi rness to my sons.
We shall be away two years. In that
time we snail visit Europe, IZtOl and
Palestine Think well of my prnnosi
tion, I N-jr, for my heart is set cm your
going with me."
Perseverance was dared. In fart, of
late tbe girl had seemed to be living in
m land of shadtrwm. K vents had followed
each othrr so rapidly that at times sbe
felt she was looking on at a pagcnt
To visit the lands rf sun and snow of
which sho bad read and dreamed! It
eoold not be possible!
But there sat Mrs. Verplam-x. a kind
ly smile on ber sad little faro, anxiously
waiting ber reply. Tbe girl rose aud
flung ber arms al-oot the lady's neck
and burst into tears.
"There, there, child." patting ber
gently, "that means you will go, I am
"Well, you are in luck." was tbe
universal verdict rf the office when it
was known that "little Pendleton" was
going abroad with tbe wealthy idnr.
Everybody from th managing editor
down to the office hoy congratulated ber
everybody aave Harold Dunning.
In a sort cf rage he beheld, ia strict
accordance with tbe prophecy made by
bis astute friend Mrs. Terry-Town, tba
girl be loved slipping away from bim.
Through bis cursed, extravagant nine
tcentn cent cry ideas, be inf'srmed nim-
self in the seclusion of bis room, be bad
tort br. "She will go abroad, get ber
bead filled with all sorts of contuse,
and what shew will I have -b-a sbe
enaw bock?" ha dVmaa14 ft-re-ly of
' tbe walla, and getting no satisfactory
I answer be kicked aa inoffentjv foot
stool arrosTtne room, Jammed bis bat
down over bis ryes and west forth on
aa assignment with a belligerent and
martial air which boded a bad quarter
of an boar to the Kansas senator be was
Persrverance was quirk to notice tba
shadow on Dunning's fare. Sue was
hurt as bis eotdaess and lor tbe few
dsys left before she sailed treated bim
with icy indiffereaor. This, of course,
only made matters worse, and whra the
dsy and tba hoar came for tbe sailing
awsy cf our little heroine among tbe
crowd of ber newspaper friends who
came to see ber off sbe massed osw faoa,
dearer to ber than all tbe others. Sbe
stoud on deck, tbe center of a little
group, laughingly responding to their
good wishes, bat biting ber lip to keep
back t lie tears. Was it possible be would
let her go without coming to say good
by? Tba last bell rang. Everybody bad
got,, atbore. The great steamer was
shivering like soma monster newly
wakened to I if a, when suddenly Perse
verance saw bim. He came dashing
down the pier and tried to cross the
gangplank, bat was prevented Ly the
guard. He managed to get to tbe very
edga of tbe pier, and across tbe strip vt
green water, fast growing to tbe bmadth
of a stream, be flang brr a baaeb of vio
lets. His young face was sharp with
agtuy. Pcrscvcranca never forgot the
lxk be gave ber. "My love, my lore,"
she whispered as sbe kissed tbe sweet
flowers again aud again.
Two y ears later Pcrscversues) earns
Lark to New York. Ia those two years
the bad matured into cbsruing,
gracrf al young woman. Travel and am
staut association with refined people
bad given ber an air of dMinctfasa and
elegance. Mrs. Verplanek bad been very
generous with ber, and the ycung worn
n, who stepped aalwire in marvelously
fitting Parisian gown looked very unlike
tbe shabby little coontry girl who came
into New York to seek ber fortane.
Perseverance's Crst thought was (4
Dunuing. Sbe longed for a sight of his
face that face whlrh had ocaac between
her and ambition -for the pretty Amer
ican girl had received much flattery and
admiration in ber travels, and mora
than once had been offered what tbe
world calls an "advantageous mar
riage." But brr heart was in America.
Sbe bad beard of Dunning's rapid ad
vance in journal isru. He stood now at
the bead of a prominent evening Journal
and waa reckoned cue cf the brainiest
young men in the professioa.
boon after her arrival Porseversnos
s-mt bim note telling bim she was
with her friend Mrs. Vtrplanrk and
should be glad to see bim unco tnnra.
This note had not been gone an l:oor
when Perseverance received a bib
postmarked at her old country home. It
was from a neighbor cf brr aunt Vya
thy Pendleton tilling cf tbe danpr
nns illness of that lady and bcrging
Perseverance to come at fox if sbe
would see h:T r lutive Ix-fnre sbe dk d.
Though Pcm-vursnoe bad rxit frgt
ten her aunt's waspish tongas and oa
fcnling treatment cf bem-lf and ber in
valid mother, sbe yet felt it ber doty to
rej4id to the letter in person. Yes, sbe
would go and do all he could ft tbe
ftjly relative she bad. ! was, hnwemr,
with a heavy heart that aits made prep
arations for an immediate departars.
If sbeooald only bare aeea Donning
Bat sbe took the first train and reached
the old homestead ia time to ber
aunt U fore she died. Tbe sick woman
recognised ber and spoke brokenly of
'your mother" and "f(-gives." r(T.
severance tressed tho knotted bands
T-bich bad never known anything tint
hart work and spriks kindly aud sooth
ingly to tbe dying woman. A nsmebt
light glowed fur a moment ia the fading
eyes, then vanished. Poor bid Aunt
Cynthy was dead!
At sunaft tbe next evening Persever
ance stood beside ber mother's grave.
It was overgrown with glossy myrtle
leaves. A pale Lancaster rose bloomed
at the bead, and at tba foot swung a
tluster of yellow marigolds. Frrsu tbe
woods near by came the tinkle of a omr
bMI ; far down the railroad track sound
ed tbe echo cf a locomotive's shriek.
Save these sounds, a brooding, breath
km silence bung over the lonely valby
ad tbe great bills fast growing black
ia tbe shadow of tba coming algbt.
Peraeveranoa felt quite alone. Sbe
recalled ber last look at this low. green
mound when tho train swers) around
tba bill yonder, bearing ber awsy to n
strange new lite. How far aba bad
wandered since then, only to noma back
to lay ber Lot relative beside ber moth
There lay tbe old farm--brt now.
From wbers sbo stood she conld sea the
meadow where too violets grew thick
ia tbe early spring, tbe stream by which
tbe cowslips lifted their golden heads
and tbe pii.s trees ber old friends, to
whom listo ning tranches aba had con
fided her eiiildisb secrets snd trials. Kb.
"T" to ovx to irjcta now, fling
herse lf dmva berwatb tbrir solemn shade
and trll thm all that was cfipresaing
ber all b-r era-row, ber iVmra and ber
The gate leading to tbe Utile
yard rlick'd behind ber. Tbn a foot
step fell rpon tbe mossy torL lYrarver-
anee slowly tormd to meet tbe village
graveaigiKT, wbosbe rxpucud would be
g.a bis ghastly task that evtaiug.
Bat who was this? Not tba grave
digger surely this ansa barrvins to.
Sjlad light ia las face. Lis
longing bands outtrctcbd.
Do you know bow tbe birds sing at
nightfall In the woods? Soddenly tjy
borst into trills cf melody and sb a
Jubilant cborns from tbefr strod'r
throats. Tba ttd ana sank lower and
sent bark iu afterglow to lingT loving
ly on two radiant, happy fanes, and tire
Pale rose cf LsMraater beat its sistely
head in thm soft brers to whisper to
the Oniet sleeper below t "All's w 11!
Your good, brave, pure little daugLu
has como into br kingdom.
Ciilteren Cry for
Richer Csstsr la.
Ia order that tbe cllldrrn
msy feel aa Interest ia The
Aaois as well at tho older
member of tho family, a
schema bat Wa devised
whereby tome b-y cr girl
between SsndlC rears of
ago wll pet an orler for W
worth of Holiisy Books at
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