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New York Murders
By Alfred Henry Lewis
6. Thr ilcf
synopsis or HMOgy iHerAiam.
TOrtr uitm we te m.aeren -wr
law, cnwu sou wuuw
in Nev TTI IO in,
poa-frful friends he
m at ha aided hat
IMA. ea Mr. McPerUo
kM MMitaa m aka kml tha fwltt lnonme br
olsg on the etas, eh. mat A. T. Mohan)
riu. HaT prooeptfj fall la km wuh bar
RS. OAI.HOTJN, a practice
spirit again wrltaa Mra Mo
Farland. Thla lettar waa a
about of triumph. Tha In
domltabla "L,u" had fought
a battla to put Ura MoFar-
en tha stage. Also, aha had swept
nemy'e ramparts; tha day waa
bars. Thla la how aha calebrataa.
"Hurrah, my darling! All my wheels
are turning tha right way, and tha
world move. Manager Stuart haa Just
gone. lit. did answer your aacond lat
ter 'at 'length. Booth waa with him
when It reached him, and ha read It to
that divine man, 'who feela Interested
In' you. 1 quote the worda of tha Po-
ntatc. 1 you will play auch parta
ittGueeo la "Hamlet" you can have an
eiTBagemcnl ni.li tha miracle! Here!!
Thla winter!!! Or If you do not want
:n do- ri!ii. Mr. Stuart will give yon an
ingagenient In the rnuntry. But I ad
'Ijjf hero llrati by nil meana,
fly darling. 1 could not be happier If
I had discovered a avid mine. Mavbe
have. Think of playing with Booth!
I believe 1 should die of that rose in
aromatic pain If such a privilege wara
nine! Mv dear, this Is such a good
oman, Touth and hope and beauty, as
noor Miss I'll to usel lo say; but tha re la
rftigad moral In this case."
Jemlout of Itichardson.
There was to he a sad ending, even If
no aad moral: only the sadness waa hid
den from "Lu," who, brave and true and
irtendly, was aUU no aaareas to read
The Winter Garden, under Stuart's
management, accepted Mm McFarland,
vho opened as Nerlssa to Booth's Shy
look In "Tha Merchant of Venice." She
was fairly successful, and no ona
doubted bat what she earned bar IK a
wees, MeFariand was not pleased.
Richardson waa too much In affable avl-
bout Mrs. McFarland.
MoFarlande at this time rtved at
tl Amity street Richardson had
room at No. m Amity street,
veasfbar he, too, found quarters
at H.Ts. Thla arrangement threw him
tad safs, MoFmrland greatly together.
Thetr' friendship, they declared, waa
statoale. Soma oynlo-satlrtst had said
"No nil and woman oan maintain a
Platonic frWndshrp unless married to
each ether." McFarland waa Inclined
to accept the view of the cynle-satlrlst
Ha waa Jealous, and showed It. Also,
ha bseame mora than usually -lllgsnt
aft tha bottls.
Her "Heart's Content."
Richardson had been two month at
NO. Ti Amity street when Mrs. Mo
Portend wrote to tha loyal "Lu."
"Too know, my darling, whsa I waa
married I had not much sxpei .ence of
life or Judgment of character. When
Mr. McFarland aaked ma to marry him
I said yes' without proper deliberation.
X ejsaa not la lova with any ona also;
everybody got married. I thought, and
I never questioned whether I waa aufn-
hope that all the
young men and
women who write
me letters ars able
also hops that no
ons of them, while
enjoying a well
will do anything
that he or ahe may
nruiitrnt Wl!cn haa said somewhere
that the InHuance which keeps ths ma
jority of us toeing the mark Is simply
nslghbors. And I think wa all know
how easy It Is, among strangsrs, to
M slip tha bonds of self-respect and
decorum which restrain us at horn
It's a good thing to gat out of tha
rut and sas new facea at least onca
a year. But not even this Ubsrty should
be permitted to degenerate Into Uoenss.
writes: "For thro years I
attention ta a girl to
I was formally l&Uodueed at ths
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elently in tore or not. I thought X was,
and did not reason.
"After I waa married and began to
know Mr. MdFartand I found him mad
ly Jealoue of ma a Jealouay whloh
seemed to me to have lta root In a
radloal want of confidence In woman's
virtue. A bachelor's experience had
made him believe women wara not al
ways eheete, I think but to ma, who
was ehaata sa lea and pure as snow, if
aver woman wara, these thlnga wara
horrible outrages. They struck the first .
blow at the tenderness I felt for him.
"Thla waa tha first shook; ths second
was tha dlaoovary that If anything an-1
noyad him, W X waa impatient or a lltue
cross, ha would drink liquor, and come
home under lta Influence, Whan Mr.
McFarland cams homo thus I loathed
him with unspeakable loathing and dis
gust What X suffered tha flret year,
Ood only knows; but It la enough to
tell you that la a year tha poeelblllty ,
VI SB as IV v l ifssj iiiiu WSsmbj uvtw. veoaataaa-
gulshed. Thla la an awful thing to any.
dearest When he la drunk, all tha
good In him la turned to aril; h la
simply and truly a fiend.
"My darling, I have spent nights In
scenea before which tragedy grows pale.
I try. Heaven knows, to be as patient
as I can. But I do not lore him enough
to let him wound mo t. tha quick. 1
don't know what to do what course to
take. I dread my future so much, and
I havs my bablat to think of. Yeeter
day he drew two weeks of my salary
at ths theatre and I fear will spend tha
monejr, which wa need so much, In
The Wife Beater.
On the bank of her letter to "Lu,"
Mrs. McFarland, working through the
Sinclalrs, secured a plaoa In the Custom
House for the Idle, drunken. Jealous
McFarland. lie took It Feb. 1, 1M7.
Coming home from the Custom House,
McFarland round Mrs. McFarland talk
ing with Richardson In ths hail. Mc
Farland aa.d nothing, did nothing. Mc
Farland, while violent waa afraid of
Richardson. Going to the neareat saloon,
be drank himself Into a sufficient pitch
of coursgs, however, to return and as
sail Mrs. McFarland.
Tha next day, when he waa sober.
Mr McFarland told MoFarland she
had borne an aha would. She was deter
mined upon a separation. He 'said he
waa sjtreeaible. She wrote the news to
Mrs. Calhoun, who was In Washington.
Weaver Sage, always stanch, came
down from Manchastsr. At tha Sin
tlairs', Mrs. McFarland, weaver Sage
and MoFarland mat. The Slnelalra and
Mrs. Calhoun ware there. Tha terms of
ssparatlon were discussed, and MoFar
land accepted them.
Twa weeks went by. Rtdhardaon
from Hartford wrote Mrs. McFarland a
tsttar. Tha letter, after thla strange
fashion, fell Into ths fingers of Mo
VWrland Rlchardeon had addressed It
to tha office, care of Buslnees Manager
Sinclair. McFarland had come over
from the Custom House to aak Sinclair
a question. Sinclair, whoaa eyesight
was bad and who happanad to have tha
lettar In his hands) at tha moment read
"Mr. whara ha should have read
"Mr.," and thought tha latter Mr Mo
Farland. "Hsre'e a lettar for you." he said,
tossing It across his desk, "though why
It should coma here 1 too muoh of a
guaaa for ma"
(To Be Continued.)
Advice to Lovers
many leuers irom nor wnim nave oeea
most loving. She ha often declared
that shs couldn't live without ma Now
ah Haa aurtrlanlv innminrMl haa Maui.
ment to another and aaked ma not to
write again, nas an irsaiea me lair-
There waa no reason why aha shouldn't
haul hun arnrtd frlanAa with mmi hut
aha ought not to bar made you think
mai ana u
"U K." writ eei "I am ta tor with a
vnnnir man who Mami to oare for niA
w.i. muht 1 w him Atuf h. AlAwt'
speaa 10 me, uiuuajahne nail nigni ne
took me homa Do you think ho really
Tha Instano you erta 1 ne proof ha
doesn't He may not have seen you.
though you aaw nun.
a a" avihaa, "T mmt alatt m-A
ballsve myself deeply In lor with a
juuiibj wan v bwwuaf. nm eveine asj
care for mo, and a ha I a gentleman
my mother allows ma to accept his at
tention. Now aa I bs really In lor
al my ageT"
r. uonient youiweir whs to young
a frleadahap and try not to be seotl-
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ALL DAfUd AHO
I AVB. TMAY DiVjkS
OH MINwV OthO&VO TO
STAY IN AND (WATCH
v TrMS. PLACJ&
l" m- j waanfafceiam--
The Destroying Angel
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8TNOPMS or PkBTJEDISSO CHAPTaUW.
nusn wanaaw, new ore -,ZZ
h told br EE doc tun thai hi la auffarlos fwsi
T. . ., v. k i , aaataaa
la tail by sia doc tun that ha la
awn suladj aad baa, at awet.
ihat MVtt Haa
Kuta. na aaan incioauv.ui i"-. --. ,-
r.k TT.T- iT. v. v,.,k . t a on wba
br aJataka to s bote! raea
U about to sill heneU by
inklua malic saatV
i. j.ti. .-u u...i. ...niianai ruar to r-
a baaaeV fraa bar diisauss b awsots Uljj.
mad. thai wut at oooa
nMoni) On a totaaa HUSH H nv'ii '
mmt iorWeVIJ to asajfM K -17
I1TTAJTER shot a nlck
glance round tha room, and
waa relieved to find they
wara not within earshot of
any of tha ether occupied
table. . .
'Who th dUO ars ywar no
- AmJt hluntlV.
m " .aid tha other ekrwty. "onos
a private dsteotlra Now I'm a person
of no particular employment of Inde
pendent moan, with a penebant-you're
at Mbortr to assumefor poking mr no
into other people' Business.
Oh . . a"
A word, "MaokmaU," leaped Into
Whltakra aonaelouanas and served to
harden tha hoatalty la hi attitude.
"Mr. Oeorge Psttlt once employed me
to Bad her atotar, Mla Mary Ladllss.
who had run away with a ehauftour
named Morten," pursued ft man
evenly. "That was about tha ttms
shortly altar th datb of Thurlow
Ltidlstas: say two months alter tha so-
"Jtust a minute," eald Whltakor suddenly-
"or your leare"
Bulbar bowed gravely. For a thought
longer WhUaksr'e gass bored Into his
eyas la ram etrort to ratnom waat was
going ea behind them, th antmue una
dtoeerered by He speech ; then, remeaa
. a.. W-aaaV atsasl
Dmlly Miizine, Th u r
KTOLA SHE'S TYii.r. I I
Mrirv - saaat i -t a ars i mil ii a
msaaaga In his band.
"Martla timber" (It ran) 'WrlvaU
agency, liU Broadway, (trace Fettlt"
Whltaker folded the paper and put It
away In a pooket
"Oo on, uJease," he said quietly.
"In thoss days," Mr. Ember rssumad,
"I did suoh things Indiffsrently wall.!
I had llttla trouble lo following thai
runawaye from Southampton to Orea
port There they parted. Tha girl
crossed to the Conaeettout shore, while j
th man want baek to Nw York with I
th automobile. He turned the ma-1
ehbte In at the Ladlsls garage, by the
way. and promptly fell Into the hand
of ths police. Ha was wanted for theft '
rn a former position, was arrested, con-
vloted and sent to Sing Sing, where he
presently died, I'm glad to any. I,
thought Una mtormatsaa might totarast
Whltakar nodded grimly.
"Can I order you something to drink t"
"No, thank you and I'm already
smoking." Mr. Ember dropped ths ash
from a cigar. "On the Conneotlout aide
(because It waa my business to find out
things) I discovered that Miss Ladlseas
had registered at ths Commercial Houss
as Mrs. Morten. She was there, alone,
under that name, nearly a week before
you registered there as Hugh M-o-r-t-o-n,
and In the space of a few hour
married her, under your right name,
and shipped her off to Now York,"
"lllght," Whltaker agreed steadily.
"I traced her to tha Hotel Belmont
where shs stopped over night, then lost
her completely and so reportsd to Mrs.
Pattlt I must mention here. In confi
dence. In order that you may under
stand my subsequent action, that nvy
bill for the Investigation wa never
paid. Mr. Pattlt waa not In vsry com
fortable etrcumstanoea at tha tlma No
matter. I didn't press htm, and later
was glad of It for It left me a free
agent under no obligation to make fur
"I don't understand you."
"In a moment. I oane Into a Uttle
money about that time, and gsvs up
my buelnsss; gave It up, that la, as far
as placing myself at the servlcs of the
public was concerned. I retained mv
devouring curiosity about thlnga that
didn't concern m personally, although
ore f tea matters of sarin la
A Summer nHMRM
ffV M York n
ter set to the general public In other
words, I continued to employ my time
professionally, but only for my private
amusement or In the Interest of my
friends. After Bonis time Mr. Drum
mo nd sought me out and begged me to
rensw my search tBV Mr. Whltaksr;
yu were dead, he eald; ahe was due to
corns Into your estate a comfortable
living for an Independent woman."
"And you found her and toM Drum
mond T" .
Whltaker leaned over eh table, study
ing th man's face wttl Intense la
'No-end yes. 1 found Mr. Whlt
aker. I didn't report to Drurntnond,"
"But why In Heaven' luuneT"
Ember smilsd somberly at th droop
ing ash of his cigar. "There were
ssveral reasons. First among them I
didn't have to. I had aaked no retainer
from Drummond, aad X rendered no bill.
What I had found eat was mine, to
keep or sell, aa I ohoea I oboes not
to sou because well, because Mrs.
Whltaksr bagged me not to."
"Ah"' Whltakar breathed, sitting
"Thla was all of a year, I think, after
your marriage Mr. WhMaker had
tasted ths sweets of Independence and
got the habit. She had adopted a pro
fession looked upon with abhorrsncs
by hf family and waa succssdlng at It:
I msv ssy shs waa sxperlenclng Inti
mations of that extraordinary power
which made her Sera Law aa you aaw
her to-night If shs cams forward as
the widow of Hugh Whltaker, H meant
renunciation of the stage; It maant
painful scenes with hsr family If she
refused to abandon her profession; It
meant ths loss of Ubsrty, of freedom
of action and development which was
hers In hsr decsnt obscurity. Shs was
slready successful In a small way, had
little need of the money shs would gst
as claimant of your estate. ShyeglT
Uated my ympathy and I kept gulet"
"That eras decent of you."
The man bowed a quiet acknowledg
ment. "I thought you'd think so. There
waa a third reason."
Ha paused, until Whltaker encouraged
him with a "Yea --T"
"Mr. Whltaker" the query came
point-blank "do you love your wife?"
Whltaker oaught his breath. "Whst
right !" hs began, and checked
abruptly- The blood darkened his lesn
Mrs. Whltaker gave me to under
stsnd that you didn't It wasn't hard
to understand, everything considered,
that your motive waa pure cMvalry
Qulxottsm. I should Hk to go to my
pave with anything half as boaerala
By Louis Joseph Vance
Author of "The Brat Betel," do.
lo my credit"
"I bag your pardon.
"Tou don't thenT"
"Ixrve hsr? No."
There waa a alight pause. Thee "I
do," said this sxtraordinary man, mast
ing Whltaker's gaas openly. "X do,"
he replied, flushing In his turn, '"but
hopeleasly. However, It was that third
reason," he pursued la a more level
voice, "which I thought you eheutd
know about that Induced ma to keep
Sara IW secret. I loved her from
th day I found her. She hae never
looked twloe at ma But that's Way X
never loet Interest"
"You mean." Whltaker took htm up
diffidently "you continued to ah"
"Court her ae w aayv No." am
ber's shoulder, lifting, underlined th
disclaimer. "I'm no tool; I maaa Pat
alas to recognise a hopeless oase whsa
It'a aa Intimate to me aa mlna waa
and la. Doubtlsss Mrs. Whltaker un
derstands if shs hasn't forgotten m by
this tkn but It o, It le wholly
through Intuition. I had the aonae not
to Invite the thunderbolt I've sal
qulstly In th back ground watohlng bar
work out hsr destiny feeling a good
deal Ilka a god In the maohina
"Hhe doesn't know tt, unless Mas told
her against my wish, but It was I who
Induce! him to taks hsr from ths rank
of s provincial stock company and bring
hsr bsfor th pubUe, four year ago,
as Joan Thursday. Stao than her dee
tiny ha been rather too big a thing
for me to tamper wlthi but I've watched
and wondsred, sensing foroae at work
about her of which even aha waa un-
"What do you maant" Whltaker de
"Old It strike you to wonder at the
extraordinary mob her farewell per
formance attracted -the rabble that
packed the etreat. though quit hopele
of even seeing tha lnald of the the
atre'" "Why ye, of ooursa It atruoh m
as rather unusual. But. then. Max had
dons nothing all evening but ten me
of her tremendous popularity."
"That alone, great as It Is. wouldn't
havs brought so many people together
' to etare at the outside of a theatra
! The magnet waa something stronger
1 the tnorold curiosity of New York.
Thoss people were waiting, thrilled with
expectancy, on tip-toe for what do you
I think T"
"I shall th" ' you mad In anothsr
moment If you don't explain yourself,"
Whltaker told him candidly.
Fhnber's smile flashed and vanlshsd.
"Thsy ware waltlag tor tt
TT, T VI 3
You Can Be
11. sr The mas
WISH I had a lot of monsr." eald ths Average Mii
"Tea should rem crabs-," reproved tha Woman of Thirty, "that H la
pooalkla ta hare plenty of money and etUI be unhappy aad dlseoa-
"Thafa vory true," arisppit the
rather be wwhappy with money
without It. At I had the money, for
Instance, I would go and hare my
faoe treated for that weather. satsa
look that tramp ever the mountabaa
and week-ends at the shore bar glveo
It But at the prssint state of my
flnaaoaa thbj would be a wfM s
"Tou aheuldort Men H si as mow
sin walk and aoaaa brasasa" said
the Womaa of Thirty. "Mow
tha hot eriees eekee far biiahfi
tha fudge parti an the rookaf
year smpllsa need t get K
condition asaim st a get
"I'm atony broke. I
landlord left sa oa
roll, redwood free N
a. Tea thlah thai ah
Mew. H is toaafbl t bee the
ptorioa ta per toot
aid of eeetly M
bu hold etaadby will work
"Nothing ta any beaaty
eomplexlen ta Ms
Take half a ptat af
Pat It la a bowl aad sbintoa Ottle
a tsaaaooarai a an.
"Stir M until It
Thb) ahoaid bo doa at
a3AirrMiiK BATH ,
Invlgoratss th game and pollshea
nih at aaal ones a wees.
'1 guaee I'll try a fsw of tn
tough, "for thsn no on oaa over
hat presently eavme to th
of Drummoad' death."
What th deuoe"
'Pail. nee! it had been d1couratdt If
something at th sort hadn't happened
Now York would have gone disappoint
ad t bad to-night The reason T Thla
la the third time It has nappeneo tna
earns thing, practically: Sara Law on
ths verge of leaving the stage to marry,
a fatal eootdant Intervening. DM Max
by any chance mention tn nioanama
Now York haa bestowed on Bare LawT"
They oall hsr The Deetroylng
y aa. but whst eoVncUna Throe
men loved herand ona by oa they
died. And now the fourth. Do you
"Oh, but Tha Destroying Angst'-!"
Whltaker cried Indignantly. "How caa
thsy blama herT"
"It Isn't btame It's auperotlttoa.
Ember bent forward, holding Whit
eker's gas with Intent, grave eyss.
"Ths first tlma." hs said o a rapid
undertone, "was a year or so sftsr her
triumph as Joan Thursday. Thsrs wsrs
then two men openly Infstuated with
hsr, a boy named Cutter, and a man I
believe you know William Hamilton."
"I knsw them both "
"Custer waa making ths pace; ths an
nouncement of his snxasement to Hara
Law was confidently anticipated He
died suddenly: the coroner's Jury de
cided that he had mlaludg-d the Inten
tions of a loaded revolver People whle
pered of suicide, but It didn't lonk quite
like that to me. HoweverllamUton
tupped Into his place.
"Prssently we beard thst Sara law
was to marry him and leave th ataga
Hamilton had to go t , I on business;
on ths rsturn trapthe wedding was
Slatsd for ths dsy sfter hs landed here ¬
in) disappeared, no um knew how. Pre
sumably bs fe'l overoard by accident
ons night; sane men with everything In
the world to live for do such things.
you know-aocordlng to tha news
"I uadarataad pea, Pleesi go aa,"
Oa. ftae New Tart
Otrt, "but aaty assjstM pataia wweld
Sometimes the elmuleet
If only en knows how to use them
ghee Will Imnrovs tha aanaransa of
IttJea aa qulskly ae a aalt and milk bath,
baary tumbler holda about that amount
re quit a little I should say about
hatha the face la thla, lotting It dry on.
time during th day aa wall. In
tha morning aad when It haa been en
far aa hear or ao la tha daytime th
face ahould ho washed la warm water
aad than braced with a daeh of oetd
orator with a llttl colors a la It"
"Whst doaa all thla do to th eater
"It remove that brown, weather
beaten ting aad that coaras grained
took which tn mldsummstr dlsflguro eo
many otherwise pretty oomplsxloaa aad
make th skin whit and fsrm. Xf the
aeoh I washed ta milk aad sari M ea
Will be greatly Improved.
"Bait Is aaw Juat as useful ar k
th hands Soft aad white, ta
any sort of housework tt ta
valuabla Xf you have bean washing gat
anything aad hare been obliged to aa
etrong laundry soap aad th skta ea fat
hands teal drawn and rough, saTsae a
llttl salt Into th water to whtota yea
rinse your hands and the
once become Arm ead
"I've heard of aetag i
tssth white. Don't y
t tonlo for the tssth. It
enamel. X alwaya gtv gay teeth a salt
etunte." aald the OM. aad addad wtth a
aoouee me of being too freak. "
a man earned Thurston Ml to hah 1
too was ooosldered e danga
aat for the head of Sara Law. He
exceedingly wall nied In a money 1
a sort of dtlettantlMi arohltaet trtth of
fices In ths Mstropolltaa Towsr.
"On day avt high Boon be left hto .'
noes to go to lunch at Martin'; Slim
tn Ma lison Square he suddenly toll
dsad with a bullet la bla brain, it was
a rifle bullet, but though the Square
was crowded, ao oas bad heard tha re
port of th allot and ao on waa seen
carrying a rifle. The conclusion Was
that hs had bees (hot dowa by some
body using a gun with a Maxim JInor
from a window on th aoutb stae at the
Square. Thar ware ao clues. r
"And now Prurutmond!" Whltaksr ex
claimed In horror. "Poor fellow! Poor
A slightly sardonic expression modi
flsd ths line of Rrrrber'e mouth. "So
far aa Mra Whltaker Is concerned," he
eai'l with the eomewhat pedantic motto
of speach which Whltaker was to lsarn.
to aasoctet with hi moment of most
srlous ooncsntratlon "1 echo the senti
ment. Hut let us suspend Judgment eg
Prutnmond rass until we know mr.
It Is not aa yet an established fact that
be Is dead."
"You mean there's hone" i
'Thers'e doubt." Ember corrected
acltllv -"doubt, at least. In my mind.
You sea, I saw Irummond In the fleet:
a'.ivs and vigorous, a good half hour
after ho Is reported to have Jumped I I
'Tomlng up the stairs from ths
downtown subway station In front of
tho I'ark Avenue Hotel. He wore a
hat pulled down over his sves snd an
old overcoat buttoned tight up to hla
chin. He was carrying a satchel hear
ing the Initials 0. 8. D.I but was ciher
niss pretty thoroughly dlagulsed, and,
I Judged, anxloua enough to escape
"You're positive about thlsT"
"My dsar man." aatd Ember with sn
air. "I saw hi ear distinctly."
(Te Be OeatlaeedJ
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