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STATS JOURNAL, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1894.
t:7? r tt RENTS: SITUATIONS! REAL ESTATE I . AUCTION BALES! & OTHER CLASSIFIED ADS. FIVE CENTS A LINE, r io cents a line for a week; 50 cents by the month. City c rculatlon circulation over 8. s-woru detailed ( ted on applies CaUand se ererj day exceeds 5.00C total statements of circulation pre- tii.ii 5 any afternoon between 4 and fastest, most perfect piece 6. me handsome flvr iut agmactiir Uiff press, which ; pi&te 8-page papa er y in Kansas a v ei renecr trials from two to three cota ' a second. SITUATIOHU WANTED FREE. Are yea la nf-d of work? If so, you are at P ci ty to use n oolursns for assistance la tt.it direoUon. a 4t this notice appears the t-TATB JouRictt w il pubilsB ireo on Saturday, Monday and Tutsdsy. for Topeica or Kansas poopie, ail notice of "Situations Wanted." not eicead.ng five hue, or tnu-ty-nve words. In Jciigtu. ProTideti that ail advertiseuieots of tb nature ate handed In previous to tu o'c.ock Saturday morning; also on Wednes day, Thuriiday acd Friday, all advertislnie of tn.s ciaiss tauued In by ten clock. Wednesda u ruu x. .No tui Vert1semnts of this nature to be started except on Saturdays and Wednesdays. No ob ligation U incurred on the part of the advertis er. o worthy aad needy man or woman need liKkHate to take alrantage of this offer. No on In buiiiuess or ha'trg employment is expected to take a iva r.arecf X. but all others inyiled t aaii tUeuiietres fruely. WATITED-HELP. "taN'TFD A trood tailoress at 6'-'5 Kansas ave.. In bus uieut. AVAXTI'I) A first class ressmaker to oc- cupy space j i mllliiiei y store, between Ttlt and nth on Kan. ave. Address Milliner. Journal. AMTtD Uood salesmen. 216 East 5th St. Rifcn preferrtxil Call at store, Iincolu. ANIF.H Mmation as housekeeper by a Widow latty. Address It. 11., Journal. IVANTKI) Si:iir.tion as chambermaid or d.shwasher in a hotel. Address L. L-, Journal. AV A N 1 F.I SI :ii.'ition as nurse trirl or to as- sist in gener ti housework. Address S. S., Jtnuttai. v ANTED Aork immedlatlv with good team. s ,onroe sr., oito Topeks. A.X1 O ! nstioti b m varotd girl to do llhr ha i.-eotk. CkH ar -'14 W. :-cd sr. W" ANTED Lf dy canvassers to sell ladles' toliel preparation, tail uu or address Mrs. Emma llein, ui East 8th st. rAMD Worst by a gentleman- would like work lu a grocery store. Address K. V., Journal office. WANTED MISCELLANEOUS. 1VANTED-A eood bedroom set andabout 60 jards UruiM Ss carpet; must be cheap lor casi Address ,. N. O. ' Journal. r ANTED Yi.uiib lady ti room and board in pritate faiiuiy; relerences. 711 Quiucy. AA.MFli Utaruer; private fatuiiy. ills T M oij roe st. WAN 1 1-1 in nice private family fe.v more T boarders; rmiiis to rent. Slti West 7th St. '1"ANTED a lew first class boarders and roomers at ew Jakson st. WAN 1 'ED Kurt.aces to repair at tin shop, e-T1, Kansas- ave. Ci. O. Lee. WANTED 1'iatio tuuing by S. V. Iloeue. lbii t. en years eiriploed by E. B. Oiiiid. 1 c-o ail the piano tuning for the following lirms lr-lrs left at either place E. B.-Cfu d.7l3 Kansas avenue, ir Bahooek. 6i Erost, 7oi Kansas avenue, "lelephc tie JJ1. A T ANTED Cr soLnp, cook and heating stoves to repair. Stoves set up or stored. Cad or addrtias THB lltTLI, STOVR RKPAIR CO.. 116 East Eighth street. '"ANTED Sumo small real estate loans. Miuiiii creeuspau. Vr ANT ED To move, fs H )6tE or ship house " l.old coods. 1 reiki lit. etc. !AIN' Us SKIXNFR, E. fitll St. MERCHANTS' IhAJuttK w blOKAGK CO. FOR , F!ENT HOUSES. I'H.1.' E I'oiir-rooni house, cheap: 1015 Aladison st. Inquire at li"4 Monroe -st. ."OK KENT S x-room home, lion Qti.ncy St.: - wea stid cisteiu. Inquire lloti uuincy street, John Kite. ne. Eon ri'X l-i iHKl live room house, -'10 Ilarri sou. luipiure Sot Monroe. r , I'o lt K EN' T s n if- Kood 3. 5. C and 7-room (lwe;,in.rs weil lo -,.U. A. A. llodgers. Koon. 11. Coiumb4au bil ldiuy;. iDU KEN 1 Vhr-i.e-rooin house, wardrobe, panto- ce! la.-, vselL s;s Jellerson. 1- OK KENT Two neat 6-roon frame houses ou ei,., tnc llirteast of shops: verv clieap.' A'arinu''' a"to' "ey-atdaw. 530 Kail. ave. lOlt LENT A good six room house, lnuuire ol Dr. l-.cby, 11s Wesc cih St. FOR RENT-ROOMS. "IOK LENT Furnished front room, gj Kan sa.s ave. "IOK KENT "Well located liusiness room $iy blaa'btuluJug!1- A" A" Ker.. room 11 Coium- lV.nrJ'T-? loely furn'tied room: also two unftu-nished rooms, first iloor. 711 ouuicy. I'OK liENT E'urnished front room. luia Jackson sL l,HEirnsnTstFUrni''he1 room cheaP- 203 Jj'icL HtE'T,7:t-'jcey furnished room. S10 lion r st. , suit.tb.e for one or two. '1?. HKNT suite two unfurnished front rooms; gc repajrjche.ap.714 Jacks,,,, larti f,rIrPaa? uPtirs apartments, partly furnisaed. Corner 4li and JacKson. FOR SMLE-REAL ESTATE. and tarn : two blocks sir i.;. UflTIIIll choice corner aad three lots" C:.f Una .. . . . , ' A. lioc ,'ers, root TOli SALE C Ill, Coiuuibian bAilaiujc- ttase on Lawrence street con treet car. Terms- tu .,. veaient to i payuieat, rointu or wiii tA e p.trt tier la gmill hh... .r.. , ... rayiaent in furniture. Title A. x. Z." Journal o.lice. ciear. Ajuaress ' "IOR SALE C or in.re. a, 1 'v ' suburban tracw of 5 acres Trices ranging 11 . ..j ,ao nokl, at am i to $175 per ai rs, one- W. M. t uRB 3, Soie Agent. ii.aa caao. FOR SALE-MISCELLANEOUS. E?tinnSA,I;Ifr.f,d cook stove at &J4 Harri- vom t.ili WC81. tfO R 8 A LK "T.orse. harness and cu rt. 71 ' - jotduu st,, .iarta xopea-. w i- ThiTopka SriTE JorRNAi. guarantees, every dav It is printed, to give a local circula t.oa mora than double mat of auy other Tupe ka paper, and ty far Mor than l Oih' t l'Klies lomblitd. This makes this paper j the cheapest, as veil a the best daily advertis ing nifxiiiim la Tcpeka. tho classified advertise aieuts below oostlag but IOU SALE Eh ga:it bedroom and dining room wtrl, ouep; basi ourner; other house hold furniture. 501 Van Bureti. IOK SALE Ons coop 11)9 1 1 iriic Brahma chickens. Mrs. A. J. Uearuart, u7 Ctui wood ave., 1 otwiu. IOK SALE OK TP.ADE Will trado goo-l driTin mare, perfectly (;-utie, lor saiety bicycle, or will seil cheap, lu-i lire at 119 West Hi t., up stair. Iolt RAI.K-Cheap, a fcOij-sie;l biack horse, tvili drive sing l; or U.ju.c; pot fee. y sound and gamin, at Ooa lopeka ave. 1?OlL SALE EaDCy Buff Cochins, Plymouth Kock, au I Liut llralimas. a..) Mouioe. 1,-",u saI.K A a .! miik cov cheap, tiso . Kansas a venue. 1,"OH SALE Cheap, at Derby wheel, weight 20 lbs. Sim Drutf Co. 1,"Oi: SAl.!i Ciilt ed;e Hrst mortaes, 7, 8, 9, It) per cent. Simon Gieeu,pau. IOK SALE Short tiifie loins at u per ejus interest. Simon Cirecnspan. IOU liliAl. estate or rental property see Benedict i Co., twi Kansas av e. MISCELLANEOU3. LOST A plain gold band rin with "Annie" inscribed iusi .e, on liorue sireet. between Wiiiow avenue and .-siitli. l'iea-e return to kj bteveus street, AuouTndale, auu receive reward. INI ILLINEltY, fall and winter yoods; just in. Mrs. Elder, Kansas avenue. rpo WHOM IT MAY CONCi:i:N lie it known -L that my pet. I 011 i ou liln in tue probam court asking lor a permit to soli intovicatinr liquor at No. Ill East 1-11.I1 street, in the Second ward of the city or Topeka. ileanuif for the same is set lor October 3, lsl4. at a a. 111. E. il. ALKEIU Toimka. Kau., Sept. 2i, lsu4. E'Olt l-.XCllANGE Eorty aero improved farm near Topeka to exciiantre lor city property. A. A. iiougors, Kooin 11, Co uuiuiau buuaui);. " AUCrAINS Te i-acre tract tliree-f ourths of -J iimu west of Wasulmrn college, nearly all in cu.tiVaWoii. small nouso, too I veu; aiso cot tage house ol six rooms on west street between Sixth and Seveaih. iwo lot. 00 I fruit aud shade, trees. J. 11. limit, 110 v ot frixdi st. T MN SHOP -Moved to -'"! Kansas uvemiu. O. U. Lek. Jl'ST found the place where you can get your furniture repaired and a. so packed tor ship ment. Cleaning and laying carpets a specialty. All kinds of general jououii work dom, 011 .siior. notice. Work UuraiiLeed oy a noU luocnau.c. Jo. 417 W est Tentn sti'tioi.. plAXO TL'N tilt All orders loft at E. B. - Guild's, 713 Kansas avenue, tviii be proinp.iy attended to. Samuel Traoey. nAKNESS AND UEI'AIR W tJltK. Haruesi and shoe shop; pateai loatiier polisli for bugy tops; repu.r iu ad kmis of ioatner goods; shoes hail soied forty cents. K. E. liou uersou. lis ' West Sixth street. (lAREEN'TEIt arid repair work. Address, W in. Heedy, box B'-JH, Nortii lopeka. Kaus. PHYSICIANS AND .URGtONI G. H. GRAHAM, M. D , SPECIALIST, f:2 Kana svenne, eye. ear, nose nnd throat. caorrh. ilieuma Msm. lunfs and liver, b.ood sod skm disease1? and dintiise 01 womea ni-l .-liildren. foniirotion sod odviee nee. .lis aiieudcd iay or nighr , 8 i" Ken s siruire. icpeka. ivao sas. Those who call this morh 1 ul treat for $5 per month uctli cured; so ctli at once. Xfcie phoue 307. pKar SPECIALIST. Otlice Hotel Throop. r H. VV'AKD, A. AL. M. D 717 K A Vil UB. Hours: 2 to 5 p. m. Private hospital for wouiea S33 Greenwood avenue. 13 ft. D. B. Colcord. Kidney aud Private di: eases. , 76 Kausas avenue. D It. C A. TELL. IteldencH ftoi (Juinev Strea" Office, 900 East 4;h street. HENKY W. KOBY. M. D. iui-LKA, Kansas. SUltGEOX. t E. SHELDON". M. D., 3 HUKHllllf AND DISEASSS OP WOMKf , With private hospital. Oltice: No. 7jo Kan.ss Ave. DA C ilAKNES, M. D. Offl ! ;t; tm. Ave. Residence, 13th and Clay. Ofllce Hours 9 a, m. to 11 a. in .and s p. m. to B p. in. 1 bone 94. -jH. IkYA UAKDiNti. 709 Kansas Avesoi Telo. 4. TAR- J- K. MULVASE- special attention given to chronic diseases. omcd upon au uuurs. 600 Kas. Ave. Phone 82. L. A. RYDER. M. D. , OFFICE and resideoce cor. Gordon street an 1 Centra! ave.. North lopeka. Piioue 2U. Uses the Lnukerhoif system of Eectai tzz.. meat, a successful and pauues treatment tor lues. llstula. fishure. ulceration, etc. DENTISTRY. G1 EO. P. AS1HU.N, D.D. S., DENTIST. N. W. corner Eighth and Kansas a von Lie;. Topeka, Kausas. CARPET CLEANING. II AKMOLA I'rocpss. satisfaction guaran- u'J. 1.11. irosdicit. H'ji cnauiiier st. MONEY TO LOAN. LOANS on far:ns and cry property made at low rates. Privilege of paving sloi or more. 1. L. ttetzer. 519 Kansas avenue. Dudley's bank. MONEV LiANEl on horses, pianos, house hold goods and all kiims of chattel securi ties. L. Hisuoe. .vja Kansas avenue, room -t. DNtY tolo:.uou bonds, mortgages or per sonal notes. SIMOV (iREfSSPAV. p WDduIds and mortg '.i;es bought and sold. Or Si HON Iihtfc-NSPAN. PAHTIESwishiriff a safe and pnying Invest ment for tiie r money, ill at ouco on 0. M. Wood & Co. , 534 Kansas a j. ITGPEJ51 All This week.: THEATER. Horner. Topoka Coal Co. Ktop That Conjh With Beirps' Cberrj Couch Syrup. Il is the most elf ective medicine ever put on the market for all throat and lunir troubles. Price 25, 50 and 1.00. W. Ji. Kennady your enterprisioij druggist keepa it .59 Vfc Too. Screened Lump Coal, Topeka Coai Co. Headache ia the direct result of indi gestion and Stomach Disorders. Remedy these by us.in' De AVitt's Little Early Risers aad your Headache dit-appears. The favorite Littl Fill every wners. J. K. Jonei S-j.M Her Ton. (screened Lurxtp CoaL Topeka Coal Co j MctNTVRE, KICK, FITZGEKAtU, LEWIS, on 'S BLOCK, PEARL, J" S O'KOIRKE, BLKNKTTK, fJ TIE S1STA rs ECZT2. TEAIS3 TO HIDE OX. Ia i.ffct oa and after Sept. 14, lS9i WESTBOUND. Leavo Topeka. Wichita local 113 8:15 am 10:35 am 10:40 am U k I a It u in :t i. Te.va local . . . Hen. & Tex. Liui' aufornia Liiu . i lli S 15 a. II 10:35 5 y am 1 1 :80 H 1:35 pill 3:35 I I 109. 4:30 pin 1 6:40 I 7 9:05 pm 11:20 a :ii 10:40 am am H pmj pm 1 ! :5) am 3:45 pin j Kausas City & j lopeka ptuir.. I Colorado Night Express Man. B. Ace. ti. Sunday. .. 11:80 pin 7 :30 am 1 153' Between Kansas City and lopeka omy. EASTBOCN'D. Arrive 1 Leave i Arrive Trains. Topeka. ' Topeka. 'Kan sas ( i i City. 1 1 1 114 1:50 pm! 2:00 piii 4:20 pin j K. C. Local Chicatro Yesti- bule L!m Columliiau LIm'. Missouri ltiver Nigiit Ex Topeka and Kansas City ..Plug Man. Si K. Acc. Ex. Sunday... 4, i:iu (iiii i:Jmi; 9:00 piu Sj 5:40 am, 5:45 am! 8:00 am 110 154 7:30 am 9:40 am 9:00 pra Between Kansas City aud Topeka only. ATCHISON AND ST. JOiEPH. ; Leave i Arrive Trains. Kansas Topeka. : City, j Tr'n v Ieave 1 Leavn Arrive ira.ns. -0- St. Joe. lAtcUU'n Topeka. . 1 j Pacific, Mexico I w Texas t.x- press 105 8:40 am 9:37 am 11 :30 am Night Exi 107 8:15 pin 3:15 pm 11:10 pin lrfave i Arrive i Arrive Topeka. lAtchis'nl St. Joe. St. Joe Express . ids 5:45am; 7:33 am 8:30 am M. Joe Evening j Elxpross 10C 4:30 pm' :05 pm 7:35 pin Buy railroad, Pullman or steamshin tickets of KoWLEY Kitos., Agents Santa E"e route, southeast corner Sixth and Kansas avenue. Topeka. Or W. C. Oakvkv. Agent at Depot. Or AltNoi.i, & Son . Agents, North Topeka. EOCX ISLAH3 ESUTH. In effect on and after April id, isj. WEST BO END. Leave I I Kansas ' Arrive j Leave City. Topeka. Topeka. Trains. No. Solid Yestibule Express A 11 11:20am l:2.rpiii 1:35 pm ! I 9 :20 pin 1 1 :30 pm ' 1 1 :40 p:u Through Fast Express B 9 Chicago. Texas j Exjiress A 1 South western! Ex press A j IS t'omii vest Night: Express lit 8 10:3 am 12:40 pni' li!:55 pm J.T B.J.I 9:30 am 12:40 pill LT S.J. I i 8:lepD1ill:iWpmi ll:SOpm " A S i 't N . AT;H I rs vd Ilk UbShH. lk'V?k.M. ' I l.;willil 1 . p. i.s A. Solid Limited 4 .O pill pu vesubule Ex Dress A 3:45 pm, 3:50 pmj 5 53 pill Bt. Joaph and; Eastern x - Ar S. J. press A Express and Mail via St. j 8:55pm i S:85am 5:50 am 5:4 Sn! 8:00 am 7:'J0pm Ar S. J. a: .40 am Joseph CI Express ana Mall via Kan sas CKy O) 18 8:00 am A Eially. B Daily, except Saturday. C Daily, except Monday. JTr tle4kis. sleeping-car berths and general lnforrua-tion, eali at tjily Ticket office. 00 i Kan sas avanua, cura- 5 ith s!r.t. Cfelephoue 480); at Passeager bPoa, ctii: i street and Kansaj avenue, (trMCphoc- s;; rat PostoCice. Nortii Topeka, Cteiephou'- H. O. GARVKY. City Passenger Agent. PACIFIS. Clian; of Time. In EfSsct February 7, 1893. UNION PACIFIC EASiBu END. I I I Arrives Trains. 1N0. 1 Leaves ' Lea vm Kansas I Denver. ;Topcka. City. , . Limited. 8 8-Mpra1 0:47 pnii 5:00 pro 3 9.05 am; 4:50 anij 7:c0ani Leaver j j Jtinct'nt I Kansas City a- City. coiuaio jaiiou 8 :8iami 7:1 0 ami 9: SO y.:u LKION PACIFIC WESTiiO US D. Leaves ) Trains. No Kansas i leaves f Air ve City. jTopeka. .Deuver. Denver & Pacilio I j Yestibuied j j Lxi'i css 7 1 10: 45 am d-J :55 pm: 7 : 30 am 1 9:iX)piii,li:lJpm 5:30pin i Arriv es I Juuct'n Junction City 1 City. Accoiuuioua..(.n 5 4:00 piuj C:50 pm 9:-0pui D:uly. except S in pay. Ail otliers daily. Train" No. 8. solid vestibule to Ch cago, dining er. iree cliau" cars, etc.. ruun og over 11m Ciiicago Si Alton from Kansas . ity. nas through sleeper for St. Louis via Missouri Paeific. Train No. 7. .olid TDStiliu.o for De lver. snak ing d.ri?ct connect ea for Paciilc coast. tiirou,:ii PuilittSU oar for Salt ijtke; Ikrough colonial car to I'oriiand. etc.. etc. City ticket odlce. 525 K.aosa avenuo. I.. T. & S. . STavt! .1 -j- , ,,n (via Meriden i Leave Topeka. .. -j 0Ka ous:l. Arrive Leavenworth J J- 7:31 a.m 11 : Jt) a.l-'l W KS 1. Ijpave Iavenworth. v. a Oskalooia . 4:5ip.-n Arrive Toiek:i 3 :-- p.ia Accuuimoaaliou, daily ex. Sunday. MISSOURI PACIFIC. Train. No L'v's 'lojitka Topeka and Fort Scott a? I " commodation 285. I0:oo a. m. A'v'g Topeka Topeka and Vort ao comuiodatiou 286 5:30 p. m. VIXEWOOD & HIGHLAND PARK 14. II. Trains will leave CJurncy Street station week days for Vine wood as follows: 6:45,11:61, S:U7, 6:41. Trains win leave Vlnewood for QuUicy street at 7:57, l-.iO, 4:19. 6:50. " DtKllAY TKAIN8. Leave Quincy street 8:02, 9:19, 10:36, 11:51, 1:511,3:07,4:24.5:41. 7:30, 8:40. 9:50. Uare Vlnewood 8.4J, :5d, 11:16.12:30.2:33. 8:47 . 5:04. 6:24. Extra Sunday trains will be run according to oompaoy orders. A Bemarkabls Achifvement 1st Xta.il road Attain Was the running of the Exposition flyer, the fainou9 twenty hour train between Chicago and New York, via the Lake Shore route, iu service during the World's fair. A handsome litho-water-color of this train may be secured by sending- ten cents in silver to C K. Wii'ber, Western Passenger At-ent, Chicag-o. $2.25 PER TONT Screened Nut CoaL Topeka Coal Co. Webb & Ilarris.druirzists, Bennett'sFlas. . i3 Prr T01, bcreetied Nut Coal, Tope kt Coal Co. 7i7rirv i HAD returned to l'aris in search of something- new. A tour of the provinces had somewhat ' dis heartened me, but still my last franc was not in s i r h t, and I thought I would t be able to add to it materially if I could but find the thins? I wanted. Paris did not seem the old Paria. I found borne of the fine shade trees cut down where the barricades had been erected, and here and there on the walls of the little houses in the Rue JSantierre, where I lodged were the marks of bullets the scars of the rag-e of tho terrible commune. I wanted a new drama something that would fill the house and my pockets as well. Just then this new drama seemed a dream, a vision not to be realized, for some of the finest things in that line had failed, and the dramatists were taking their wares across the channel and even to the United States. I advertised for manuscripts in the proper channels and retired to the up per rooms to wait. I knew it would be a long time before I could rind just what I needed, and when I thought of the stuff I would be expected to read the useless dialogue and the poor humor I fairly shuddered. My one friend and confidant. Mon sieur Jadcit, a little man with tho blackest eyes that ever sparkled, used to climb to my room and walk over to the table and run his hand through the dramas that were accumulating there. "I told you so," he would say. "You get enough, but not what you want. It won't cdme. l'aris is still shiver ing over the commune, and it won't come out of the shadow of the barri cades and such until a year Jias pass ed. That one terror paralyzed the brain; it has palsied the hand, and no drama, monsieur, no dr?ma! Sa.cre! Whv do wf. rrai' foe foal vhie). f-an-ool c-oiiie?" And llien lie woulu ujIl- t llie win dow and look out over- the . ity with his face darkly sober. We waited for three weeks. Day af ter day I picked up a new manuscript, but soon 1 lid it down. A dozen lines were enough One afternoon when 1 had come in from a w8dk through the denuded boulevards I found my room occupied. Pierre, my janitor, had let my vis itor into the room, and she sat in my chair with her eyes resting half jeal ously upon the pile of rejected dramas on the table. I was struck at once xvith the beau ty of the girl, for girl she was, not past eighteen, with a fragile but be witching figure and a face almost transparent in the sunlight. "You are Monsieur M ?" she asked, half timidly, showing ine two rows of snow white teeth. I replied in the affirmative aud she seemed to smile again. "I am Mile. Vivien," she answered, modestly taking from benTtth her ehawl a little roll of paper- at sight of which I seemed to fall back. Was it another drama? "You have advertised for a drama." ehe went on. "And see! I have brought you one." I took the roll and was ab ut to un tie it when she interposed a hand. "When I am gone, if you please, monsieur," she said. "I will leave it xvith you. I will come wiien shall I return for your verdict?" Pitying the girl, I told her I had re ceived so many manuscripts and that I feared hers would not be read for some time; but she said quickly: "I will come to-morrow! You will read it to-night. It may Vie better than strolling through tiie streets." and before I could reply she had arisen and was gone. I heard her footsteps on the stair and then lost the sound of them. Half an hour later I was looking up from the manuscript with a startled face. It had come! I felt that I held in my hand the very thing I hail sought, and with the drama clutched in my grip I went over to lha window and breathed hard, yet joyfully. The drama was called "The Coun tess Claire," and I saw at once that the young heroine xvould captivate the hearts of the fickle Parisians if anything could. The girl who had brought the drama had left no address and I did not know where to look for her, sp all I had to do was to wait. She said aha would come the next day. I dared not show the play to Mon sieur Jadet, but resolved to wait till I had made arrangement for its pur chase. I would keep the secret all to myself. The next day Vivien came back. Modestly dressed and intellectual in appearance I had taken to her, and wondered if she were not the daugh ter of the playwright. "I have examined your drama," said I. "And yon like it!" she started. "I thought you would, monsieur." "It is very good." She clasped her thin hands and looked at me. "Your father, the playwright " "I have no father! I came to Paris, an orphan, from the district of Haute Lorraine. I walked all the way save when I was helped a little by the Prussian soldiers." "But the drama? How did you bring it along without losing it'.'" "I did not fetch it with me mon sieur. It was produced her, but let me have "that for mv aecret. won't vou? f.t ia all the one I care to possess. "But if I bhould decide to purchase?" ' 1 will negotiate," she answered. ''I am Mile. Vivien, 'and the drama oolongs to me." "To you, mademoiselle?" She touched her breast and bowed. "To me Vivien Noiles," she said? That day Monsieur Jadet went mto CRtacies over the purchase, but said Jubiously: " here shall we find a 'Countess "laire?" It will become a famous iharacter. What about the girl who brought the drama?" I could not but start at the inspira tion. "I will see her," I exclaimed. "She won't give me her address, but she is to call again." Vivien came once more, and I pro posed that she take the title role. Instantly her cheeks flushed, and I knew that I could have made no more desirable proposition. "I have had a little training," said the girl. 'I have played in the prov inces as a child, but ' She paused and looked away. "The character seems to fit me, don't you think? The countess is j-oung and, what is more, she came from the Haute Lorraine, for you re member what she says of the roses there?" It was settled. Vivien was to be come our "Countess Claire," and forth with we began. Those were delightful rehearsals, and the rest of the cast, with one or two exceptions, took kindly to the fragi.e girl with the dark skin and deep, lustrous eyes, which Monsieur Jadet insisted talked as fluently as her tripping tongue. One night after the rehearsal, in the midst ,of a pouring rain, Vivien threw her threadbare cloak over her head and stood waiting for a cab in the doorway. "Shall I go with you to the Rue ?" She did not let me finish. "To my home? No, no!" and she darted across the sidewalk, sprang into the vehicle, shut the door and was rushed away. The drama progressed amazingly. Day after day I saw it nearing its readiness for the stage, and Monsieur Jadet who, with myself, had unlim ited faith in its success, invested all his little wealth in the future. "The girl is mati." suddenly i-rieri the I i 1 1 le IVriii'hiiian one afl-i'iiomi .1 -lie rushed into my room and threw himself into 1111 elisir. ''Vivien'.''" I ei-lai tued. "The Countess Claire," lie i.usvvti e.1, and then he proceeded to narrate a street incident which he-t hai just witnessed. Jadet said that he was strolling along the Rue Concorde when he saw an officer of the army, a young man in full uniform, struggling with a young girl. Anxious to see more and always chivalrous to defend innocence and beauty, he hastened forward to see the girl disengage herself from the officer's grasp, and before break ing away, deal him several, blows with a little whip which brought the blood, for the tiny lash cut like a razor. "That for the 12th of July, and this! and this!" she cried, as the blows fell upon the captain's cheek "But the girl?" cried I. "You seem to have me believe that she was the countess?"' "It was Vivien, monsieur! Her little arm seemed as strong as steel, but as flexible as whalebone. Sacre! how she struck the officer. He winced at each stroke, and when she ran oil he looked and showed his teeth, but did not follow." All this was strange, aye, unac countable to me, I could not un-ler- If 0r W$S Ummf "SHE IS DEAD." stand it at all. That Vivien, the fair girl from the Haute Lorraine, should have a difficulty with a man on the street was past my comprehension and almost beyond belief. "She will explain when she comes," said I. "But the 12th of July, mon sieur?" Jadet shook his head. "I don't know." said he. "Then is when they stood the commune up against walls and shot it to death. But she walked to Paria and the Ger mans helped her," and he shook his head again and looked away. When Vivien came back she was silent as to the occurrence in the street. I fore bore to question her, hoping that she would enlighten me of her own ac cord, but she did not. Again we fell to work on the drama, and the night of the first performance drew nigh. But I had made another and an alarming discovery. The girl was wildly ambitious. She was putting her whole soul into the role of the Countess Claire, and I could see that it was taxing her strength. "You must not work so hard," I said to her one day at my table. "You are getting on all right, but you will overtax your powers, and we can't a f f o -d to loose our countess, you see." It was a wan smile that made her feature lovlier than ever, and she drew back with the sunlight falling on her locks which looked more ether eal than ever. "It is a life's ambition, monsieur," said Vivien. "I had coupled it with another ambition, but that one is sat isfied satisfied forever. You did nt see me? No, I got away-eluded the police and " she broke into such a strange, wild laugh that I thought of what Jadet had told me about her mind. Tli's was the nearest she had come to referring to her altercation wit h the officer, and I did not press her to tell me more. The thrill of the opening night of "The Counteaa Claire" remains w ith rue still. I recall the crowded house, the critics come to write the new drama down and the throbbing of iny biu'tn as Vivien appeared before the foot lights. But it was a success. The moment ahe 6poke I knew what would happen. Her grace, her bewitching face and figure, her beauty, fragile but passionately strong all these united to insure me a triumph such as the little theater had not scdred in years. I found Vivien, brilliant eyed, in one of the wing after the fail of the curtain. She seemed to be waiting for no cne, and when I came forward to cou-g-ratulate her she did not seem to see me at all. I spoke, but she did not look up. I touched her arm and tspoke again, and then she seemed to recall that she owed me answer. "It was a success. Monsieur M she said. "You are satisfied with your 'countess?'" How could I tell her how proud I was of her? How tell her that she had not only made her fortune, bu iny own, as well? "You shall go home with me to night," said the girl. "I believe the time has come, but you will let me precede you a little." I told her that I would be delighted to see her at home, sua below we called a cab. "It will be going home with me if we go in separate cnbs, monsieur, spoke Vivien at the door. "You can follow. I will direct the driver." She called another lh i l iver to riCe Ur isie. t ne n 1 i 0 n i ij v lie teHine breatii. i'i,. iu- .lil 11, i O Iri ' ! lie J '. 11 c Il X.w- ii o iu 'e c ri ,'.-M L.a in lie . a uu looked at he r. VUieu iu 1 1, ve ..'c. a.,. .1 tit door was shut, and in another minute we were rattling over the streets of l'aris, but in different cab. Kager to see Vivien at home an 1 to note the route taken by my c.ib. I leaned against the glas and ton c note of the streets. I wai not fat behind her, and I soon saw that we were entering the poorest quarter of Paris, the quarter where the petroleuses aud commune had gasped and died before the bullet of the soldiery. Her cab halted and mine soon c-auie up.but Vivien was already out of sight I entered the tall house and ran up the steps, for the girl lad told me thut I would find her on the third floor back, in a little room ten by twelve. I heard the noise of a closing door as I started down the grimy corridor. I was there in a mom;nt. In another instant I had op -tied the door aud stood ou the threshold. A light was burning on a table, an l near it in a chair lay the form of an old woman. Vivien was there, too, standiug at the chair, with her face as whit as death and her eye riveted upon the wrinkled face in the chair. I advanced, but the girl threw up her hand. "She is dead, monsieur," she aid. "She promised to live till I came back successful and she kept her word. This is my mother the little woman who followed me from H iute Lor raine, and whose son, my brother, I avenged by cutting to pieces the fa ja of the officer who had him shot those awful days. I have lived to achieve the only triumph I ever panted for. Oh, the long nights over the drama; oh, the patching it took and the oil we burned, and the bread we tried to save till it was ready for you." I seemed thunderstruck. "What, was It your work? the drama? The Countess Claire?' " Vivien smoothed the white hair that straggled over the cold temples of the dead and smiled. 'It was my work, but it to k my blood. Mother always said 'find him first, and I found him. Monsieur, you have lost your countess; you can find another, but she will not be Viv ien; no. not the little butterfly of the Haute Lorraine." I sprang forward to prevent her from falling 'to the floor in a faint, but she was down already, end I ten derly laid her upon the poorly draped bed in one corner of the room. The little doctor whom 1 summoned looked once and then turned to me with a shake of his head. "It is too late, monsieur; they will go side by side to Pere la Chaise, if they have money enough." And they had money enough; for when the hour came the little cortege that wound in and out of eld Paris carried mother and child, our "Coun tess Claire" and the widow of the Haute Lorraine, to the most beautiful city of the dead in the world. And we lost her, lost our star on the evening of its rising, and when we rode back, Jadet and I in the same cab, scarcely speaking, we saw a man stagger from a caboret, and the mo ment the light fell on his face we uttered exclamations of astonishment, for it was covered with hideous red scars, and J&det, leaning toward iue, said in a stage whisper: "The disgraced captain, monsieur the man who wears the autograph vl our little counter,"