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THE AKGUa SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1895.
PATrSANSWtlt Ttaeawalsw: h srsrty The saw has snwrwl tha fnillag lewa, , AM vr M mqr hlowi fsll. ArUN ttrtwk Itoht lH sasfrra sir. Wk tfc aMasss falsi in AM tha SrnrM wmhwHi tail. k! ant 1 Ur sert 1 nnml lovlna aw. JTm knar fnwl as tlprd tha atattew h With a Irwtna nVlk-at mnA Im, 1 Inm swajri tni I fctna rln. I'ar err er Wlwi Im fatnt swills. Ar rs. WHIM t e rhaarrt I In wn ataitrn, aat raaH at tasy. Caa I ie vkufc-v? A ssraml aleara. Jack rrort kaa wtKws tinta Maa m4 May. -riavtl Scott Miaes, TITEMOOVS TRAGEDY T KATK JORDA. ICnpfrltfnt. r Aawrlcaa Press Assnsls cttatctii i. It Was fr1tm eve, am) Xatira mm the last one of t he rhnrti la the dressing Wnm. Tar raw Huh! fmm the nnhaIn) r rt fllekirH npnn th hat, Walt walla and no her as she 'oo.l thnaghtfnlly riroppiag th mo, hnrr'a font ae4 poinUr lot tb mail Mark ban. On the rg brhlmt br feting tk Mncand silver rb wUich, wltk a salaried omih,ab war iilglittr In "The Mikado." It bad a patlrtit, Invkmlahilral exprtsslnn, a It, lik - a artitirnt thing. It Iclt a certain lrgrada tlnn In Mng strong op liy tbf iwrk wbm ant wanted, nance a cmlHsd, dark etrrWd arm Mtd wistfully on It. hha wonhl Revrr wear It again. To k-nve It waa lika - saying fromlby to a part of herself, but tha envneeaient rmlnl tonight, ami tbo roha was tha pmprrty of tk manaarment. Inking some of the anft. ailky staff In her small hamin, sh laid brr crM cheek alnt It, and a mint ruse vrr hr Dom ing rtra. Tha blnrk hntterflira and tha atramt. loag throated binla on It war her on It einllilant "it b all fer. It la orrr orrr." aba Mid, a lirrnthlcaa catch making tha word tmniilnna. fli thnnaht of nna facv, of on voice that aftvr tnniKlit Would ba BabiatBg from bar It fr fon-rrr. Wbrn Kha traehrd the amply ataaa, aha rbancwl npnn a tmnm nhiftrr who waa lit ti on Ko-Ko'a data wbrra It lay with odd bltn of irvmry In a mrnrr. "ItulK Thlrtn- ba MtM.1y war of Srwltna. pnaning batwtan bitaa of bona amlwlnn. "Whitt an yoa waiting lor. Sammy r aakrrl Nnnea. "Tha new amnrry la tolnff to baart ap for x' wrrk'a production. TLla tlma wa'ra anroln to bava trngmly brr. lika than Hold r(T. Maninffl Jiarry, coma ap, I trowl No mora opera thh winter. I'm mighty Kind of It too. The plasney tanea keep ftnln mnnd and round te torn baad nlxbt after Bight: ba itnla to marry Tim Tom, Tarn Tarn. Cot another Joh yet. Thirteen T" ba aoe- alndrd. after a rw linht Jl atepa. "S'n bnt pomethlna; will turn up, I anp pnae.H And Nnnea moved on. 111a next Wonla made brr paia. Ton knew that Loraaca waa dona wltk the fttaoeF" A ataln crept np bar pal roans ebcak. -Yea. I knew.- "Ain't ba a loety dog. tbnncthr and nnimy apread hl grimy bamln fxit. "Van'l It emmuhfer to be given a vuica like hia thont falllna heir to a Intnt money and a aaatle thrnwed la In Knaiamir TheVll ha lt o' people wbo'lt mimlrfir anc In Amerlra, 1 tell ya. lie aint lika the folks la ko-Ko'a aoaa what aobndy want arnnnd. Ile'a a gentlemaa tbat'a Wbatt lle'a got the aireat way of apaakla to a man I aver bear. 1 don't woader the airlakrep wrltlatoblm. V by, ma-h let ter well, bia man Jent aweepe them entt llodoa't pay aoattentloa to theav U'a too aentiilile. And" here theenexry ad ed with this alnqnent atatameat "ba gave kw 1 tonlsht fer CbrMmaa.' Kane fait an anTT difvaat itb berarlf. Fba tried to Rilenee the minor aitea aare Ing la her auuL Why abould ab bav tide tat enKrrrco. awfnl, depalrlng feeling of conciliate liar It far waa not ended baeaoa blnrk Inr aaaa waa about to diaapprar from It. This aaara. with Ha eaotie. oriental charm, waa aaa the end of everything. Bar bad always been o defiantly proud, bad kept berwlf so aaotleai among temptation ta the moral ararktnea efiveloplag bar. bad breathed a pr etavr that aalgbt have been czbaled frma bar owa amil, and to tbink that aha bad given her love, deeper, mora paasicav aaa than aba bad dreamed ab could aver feat, te a man who was ant of her world, aad wboss Ufa hereafter would ba aa far re I front bora aa If they lived upon dlf- p I net . What pomibia aRlntty there be between Mark Laraaca. Kagllab geattemaa aad famoaa alegar, aad Sfaaea lattlaoa, Ko. 13 ta tba cboruaf it ab saaaUred oa bar eyas lowered. 8ba waa aaa aware aatil quit cine that ebony stood atid tb star s dreaslag It was aa If ber tboaubta bad anm- I klaa. for Saaki Pao, aow ta a ahaagy gva on ruaal. waa drawlag oa bkt fduvaa aad imtltag at her. ead atorning. for It's after 13." and bo laag away kiaekgas. "A merry Christmas tojroa, Man. Ibar waa a mag, tatereeted arratbv fa iiasyas. ttbifMsj seemed tkat beeoald tbe asrret af bar mv freaa ber. at beta bar haart. la lasfltr bo waa aaly waaderlaai sgala. aa be adiWil before, wka M am slagted bar aa aktaaily Vretty tbowgb sho waa. taeee latberaia UaowHk asr wtdti after aigbt wb faraa sealtrv tsMBtJf wrf faSaAlAwV WCmrv flwi CHwaaaaeMMI kMs smb ber rtaal aadWkWlity tha reaebed iHSSjat. vat aa baa wick aabi aarlftlr fadhag gfCciit.bo ekawaenr warasV TawaMFV aRveeioM tangles of aee. Fba waa boa- a. po waamyav- larVtaewtt. - fva beea eraltlB SWwm. n v. a mm tbta tmlxeud mt n........ VZ m. -I aatoral thing. -You staid longer tonigbt A tmaalona Joy flattered ta tba glrra beart.oarw that It terrified ber. Hoe tried tnnitrU ttla vaia. lie bad waited for ber. In a few ammlaiLf m w ft Wa a Whita, Kinht lk. kJ V.ll n day. baft reaeed hn aa bouror ao prerton, ami aow tbe ky wa awrpt clear of einad. tbe mnoa bung la tba purs blao a Sahara af radkaat pratri. . 7 To Nanea the momenta kU .mJl-m rrataay abot with Pal a. A srnae of nnro- aitty srfani ber. It waa more t baa mar- Tetoaa that ab sbould bo walklag by tba side of tbe ataa aba loved la tb bright, ra wrappiag rales. Iter atepa grew llgbter. bar touch tmra Ihty deepened oa Mark's arm. tbe wtadlcaa fmastnng bererberk to a clear, faint roni- neea. nat words were tboae aeopoke "I cnuldnt be. rnu m K.hmi anme sort of gnndbr.n iNtminyr Tit gayrty fled, affrighted by that WonL fchomnLI Mt mwm- I. aa If her heart would burnt. I want to know aoaiething more about yon." the eament voice continued. -Why sbcmbl you care at all" abadared to any. Tti wonl that followed were Irnwlatiuly tetMl.r. ItUt Xlim llatatwal in W!n tm anm. thing In them to echo the riot of feeling in aw own nearx: . -------- . j " m,.v llim an j .... that make me care! 1 have not watched you for montha for nothing. I am your friend always. That sonatbi like a Htilted. stork plinow, doesn't It?" he asked, with sodileu Intensity. -Imt I mean it. It la mmuiening that an yet there I nothing to prove it. Kxcept for thin Hula locket which I bought today, yon nmrt take my friend nhipon faith. WiH you wear thin and not quit forget tno, Nance, after lam gone?" CAUEP A TTtltr. It wan very prrttv. the locket with tb sapphire lying oa it bed of tnrqnoiae blue velvet, (me tear that fell heavily from her ryes made an ephemeral diamond braid the other stone. - You are very good very kind. I'll never forget yon. I eouldnt forget you." she said, and the effoA to hide ber tears made ber voire aonnd roUL lint Lorance eremed quite contented. "Tbeu we're friends. 1 care very much for what yonr life is going to lie. I car very mnrh. Kaner! I wti.h you'd leave the stnze. This Is yonr flnd rvprrienc in tha chorus. You feel artf reliant, strong: all your impulneaara toward the good. Hut you ar alone In the world. Nance, are you not?" 8h was almost awed by lb whiteness aad atemnea of his lip. "All alone," ah said, with a touch of Fwl lwn?"sv "Then ta self assurance In which yon wrap loura-lf may some day fail you. You will he constantly miaumlcntaod; you will laarh pilch, even though you shrink from it. Njsimw, 1 bar lived; I have bran through tb mire. The whh to be strong, honor able, tur. In tm enottgb. Y'ou are inlrl.i gent. and there must be something else yoo eouUI dk" tb made no anwer. Every k i nd, u ui m paenhmed Word be said seemed to place thrm farther apart. They bad reached ber borne by thin time. It wan a entail red brick boune on tbe out skirUof the French quarter. Mme. For entier lived here in tbe basement with scat aud a bird. All the hrr room abe rented to single lodgers. Nance was one of them. Tbe dormer wtmlow facing a snowcapped npire and blinking like an eye In the white raya lighted the jauaU place ab called borne. Tb rent waa liLe a chilling dmitn ta Nanea. Her on thought wan to hide ber errrt still and say goodby without a tear. be beard Mark telling ber where to write in lntMion if ah waa ever In any emer gency: she felt tbe grip of bis strong band; she beard him say: "linodby, Nance dear little Nance, goodby," and then nbe knew she ws alone, hia Christmas gilt in ber band, and that a measnreiM despair seemed suddenly to seise her lik a palpable thing. Let her grow to be an old woman, and ah felt she could never know mora In tensely tbe meaning af life's saddest truths than site did. standing there, watching bis retreating figure down the moon drenched street. -boodby, Nance dear little Nance, good by." To word wr a requiem. CUAITEH IL Christmas eve In a tenement bouse. It waa far down in tbo city among tbe crook ed, narrow street of tb older portion of the town, bear tbe wharves where one tba prosperous wives of Dutch burghers gos siped and knitted. Tba day waa bitterly cold, sonny, dusty. Rlnce morning clouds bad trembled across tbe sun's face, and New Yorker looked for Jest as it came fluttering through tha dying light of day from a thickly orucant sky, a young woman rushed from tbe tall, sordidly mean dwelling bouse, bar torn cloak half shading the hot of the babe on ber arm. Ua ber cheek thsia waa a scarlet bruise aa from a blow, and her eyes bald nch terror aseosoe to dumb animals b stinctlvsly muling death. bhe ran oa, a pitiful wreck of young wo- aiatihoad. worn from poverty aad the faar f al struggle tor mire material an at aaaa o. embittered aad bmrthardiatd from 111 treatment, Alter a hang, bwatbliss walk aha came te Trinity thank, liar strength seamed sud denly to eaaa fraaa her Aaawn, ami sho sank heavily against tba railings, crushing tb child tin! astity to bar heart, aad laying tba waa, biaiek cheek. "He wlU swear bsjrt as again, Teddy dear. It waa the bast tisaa,the last," she aunv warn bajf taoaae xnltation. "It dlda'tltf A; blows, enough atarratlonl Tbehmte the hrntel Oh, I seem still to see his red, sod den fnce so near his snrly curses ring and ring In my brain. Baby, do you think J they've found bira yet? It wasn't our fault, wan it, that he st umbled and went over the stair? Six fligbts down nght He inly ing there in tbe shadow I can are him I can see him still not ill alone. lie must bedeaaL Y'en, he must be." 8be Innghetl and tbe found wn strange a mournful cooing that seemed to rise from the ruin of a soul. Terror enlarged her eyes as through the falling snow she saw a police officer ap proach a man she knew. -Hello, Nance! What are yon doin out In the storm, hry?" he asked kindly. Nance? Yen, it was she three years old er, three years sadder. -It's Chrixtmn eve," she faltered, forc ing a smile, -ami I wanted to show Teddy the shops, the crowd." "Got a bruise on your face again? Rid ley's at hi old tricks, ehf It'd be good for yon if be died." Me did not guess what horror bis words had aroused, but she bent her pinched, tremulous month down to the pale child's face, nodded and hnrried pant him. -ce that girl?" tbe officer asked of a friend woo strolled np to him. -I've lren watching her go down, step by step. This New York's a qm-cr place, a terrible place. I sometimes stand on my heat here and watch the people pass. I know lots of them, and more atmot them than tbey think. Well, that girl Just gone by ban made a Lad job of ber life, a bad mesa of it." -She's pretty still, only a bit hungry look ing and scared. The baby bent?" asked tbe listener. "Yes, the poor kid. I heard ber tell her story once to a police judge when her scamp of a husband was up for street fight ing and she tried to get bira off. It was like this: Three years ago she wa singing on the stage, and as pretty an a rone her fnce wan. 1 rvtnrmbrr seeing her in 'The Mikado.' Itruy? Well, thu isn't the word for It. Hie had such a baby look in her eyes and round her lips you'd never thought a man could have had the heart to scold her. much lens beat her. Well, she fell sick and lost her voice. She wan all alone in the world and poor into tbe lav gain. When she was hard up and des perate, she somehow nut that fellow Kad ley.whowan mixed up with so many racing swindles a few years aso. lie wan fluhh with money, imitated the swells, lird to her, I guess, and jHmiindcd h-r to marry him. Link wa against ber. He lost ev ery penny when Lady Hetty went nndrr in tbe ruburhun. and then he liccnme like a nVtid. went from had to worse, and now he has hardly a sober nionimt. Tbey live in a terrible hole down by the !rilge. He ls-ata that poor little wife of his. Some night he'll kill her." l!y the time this Itrief recital of her sat history wan finished Nance had gone some distance up Lrondwar a ntnuia. hopeles figure amutig tbe busy crowd. In tbe shelter of a doorway she counted her last coins. There were just 73 ccuts. When they were gone, what was left? A h, what? Nnnce kuew. She was taking lier farewell of life today, and she would take It grandly, lavishly, iewling alL It was tliin frelitig of reckless finality that made her hail a car and sink into a corner. At another time site would have suffered much before unending the mom-y required for fare, bnt it seemed a small consideration in view of this being the last time. The familiar streets were coming. Soon tbey would pans tbe theater where she sang three years before. An uncontrollable mag netism to the spot made ber alight and stand looking np at the brilliunt crystal lantern In tbe lobby. How long ago tbe life there seemed! Was it only year since she had seen Mark Lorance? Not centuries since that white, winter night? Nut aaoth- the Morncn AM CTtrLD. er existence since be spoke those word that seemed echoing still In ber brain, "Y'aa will touch pitch, Nance, even though you shrink fsam h" Kbnnk from HI She bad lived ta it! Tbe shafts of destiny bad been too strong for ber aad had aeut ber burling dowa. down. . , Mark! Ab, abe aught think of him to-day-this last day. Bbe bad been nothing to him. It waa only tbe thought of what be had beea to her that filled ber heart. Tbe lobby was quit deserted, and ber ryes Uaveled from one Insignificant object to another as she rvooostructed tbe picture of tbe past. But tbey paused a long while a innnUhsg aa ta side, trbare the lurht fail apna It. Mia aanss-'JCark fa iji! there It was nnon a nlacardt Her beatt seemed fluttering in her throat as her ryes glanced down the linestnattold of bis short visit to New York and bow be had volunteered to sing at the great cos cert that night to help swell a relief fund for the families of miners who bad been killed in a terrible explosion. He was here! She might see him from afar off! She might hear him sing again! The hot tears clouded her eyes, bnt her heart grew determined. She paid for a seat tbe poorest in the bouse high np in the gallery. After getting some milk for Teddy and a mouthful of food for herself, she returned to the theater. She was penniless now. Hut there was no fear of the future there was to be no future. How peaceful the thought was! The theater filled slowly, for she was very early, aud it was late in the evening before Mark appeared. He looked just the same. Now that winter night did not seem so long ago. It wan but yesterday, and she waa No. 13 in tbe chorus. Amid tbe ap plause that greeted the singer poor Nancy's sob was nnheard: -O God to go back to go back to that night!" - Her hopeless ryes did not leave Mark's face once, and the notes that rone thron bingly from his lips she drank in like nour ishment for her souL After bis last sung Xnnre rose unsteadi ly and made her way toward the stairs. She wanted to bear no other voice. That must be the tunsic in her ears when ah lonked on Death's fnce. Poor Nance! She was nndrr the nky again, just such a sky as she remembered in that HACK TOOK HKS FACE HETTTEEX Ills IIAMW. never to be fa-gotteu milk, blue and 6ilver with moonlight just such a night, fresh snow on tbe streets, a hush and sparkle everywhere. Sh- turned her face toward the river, and a shivering sigh broke from ber lips. Tbe moon seemed keeping pace with ber, a crnel leer on Unround face. -I know!" it seemed to say. "None of those passing you can read your heart bnt I can. I will go with yon; I will light tbe river's hollows for you and show you the deepest spot. Tbe secret is our, Nance." She lowered her bead from the white hos tility of the heavenly watcher, and Mark's Imagined face rose before her, seeming to mock ber misery with its flashing strength and beauty. From this bitter dream world she was aroused by a clamor ot voice and the touch of a hand on her arm. "You needn't play tnnercent. We ased yer snatch the watch!" sue heard a voice say, and abe became aware that aha waa the center of a crowd. Her weak limbs tottered, and aha could only gasp: -Let me go! Let me go! I took nothing! Oh, what do you nwi t" and surely them never was anythingvtnore pitifully lovely than ber eyes, trig with fear aad appeal. She saw a man dressed like a gentleman come hurriedly through the groups of chat tering boys. "Here abe is. mister. She swiped the ticker. f aha ain't got it on ber, abe trua It away." "It isn't truer' Nance found voice to call out ta a ringing tone. "Don't have me ar rested. It isn't true oh, no! no!" What band waa that which suddenly gripped hers? What face came dose to for changed, unhappy one? What voice aapke ber name agsiu and again in accents of un belief, of anwse, ot sorrowful inmbmese and keen delight? -Nance! -Tbey lie when they call you a thief! Dont tremble, dear! I believe you! I know. I'v been looking for you every where for months. Oh, child, why didn't you let me know?" And tbe pitying eyes lingered on ber ragged dress andta for lorn child. Surely this was heaven! How else could Mark be standing there, bis arms axon nd her. and tba nnnibw in ki mhI .. I 1.1. eyes for which she had ao often longed? He uveunernowi Her woman's InsUuot told ber that beloved her-wretched. almost hart though nb waa. But waa it not too lata too late? Her bead aank beavily against him, and she knew no snore. . Hours afterward, when abe had reoovered. drove ber down In Tkn 1 inns ml fcaaaa !. borhnod agog with the news that Krnest Radley had been found dead In tbe shadows of the tower hall when ba bad fallea. Naiwc'n slavery was over. --.. A few m.mtbs later she was crossing tbe ocean to ber Kngtfsh home, ber basband be&de ber. The moon was making a mir ror ot the sea, and the white face shining from the cloudless blue was repeated in ev ery wave. -I always fcl guilty when 1 look at the moon," Nance said, n smile flickering across her lovely little face. "Give me your hand, Mark. I have a confession to make." This is a good place to ask forgiveness," be laughed. "My judgment is poor, my sentiment large under the moon, so fire away." -It's jnst this," and the soft voice grew heavy with t torch of the old sadness, "If you hndnt met n,4 that Christmas evn, I would have killed lmth Teddy ami myself. I wa going to the river. That moon seemed to know Just whnt I was thinking of. New t fed bettor since I have shared the guilty secret with you." Mark took ber face hetwren his hand. "They say the moon is heart torn, or she would Mush for all the crime she nightly sees. So I disappointed her when I saved yon, I'd like to see you ramp your fingers at her, the white witch!" And she did. ratarrh la Colorado. 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