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iWATERBUItY EVENING DEMOCRAT, MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1900.
Theatrical Fraternal 8 . BROTHER OFFICERS. ' Charles Frohman's Empire Theater Stock company makes its second visit to I'oli's this evening, presenting Cap tain Trevor's play, "Brother Otticers." The play ran all last season at the Empire, and It brings together in the best possible light all the sUilktl and polished members of Mr Frohinaus company. The theme of the play is the loyal friendship of two men, cue of whom crashes the love in his own heart for the sake of his '"pal," sacri ficing himself in the most unselfish .manner that his brother officer may Lie liappy. A woman's love is at the hot torn of the whole trouble, and this fas cinating woman is charmingly por trayed by Miss Margaret Angliu, .111 actress of power and exquisite meth ods. The other members oi the company- who will appear in '"Brother Officers" are Guy Standing, Edwin Stevens, W. II. Croinpton. Joseph Wheelock, .Tr, 10. Y. Kackns. George Osbourne, .Tr, George YV. Howard. John R. Sumner, George Sylvester. Frank Brownlee. Thomas Gibsuii, Lil lian Thurgate, Evelyn Wood anil Lot tie Wilkins. '"Brother Officers" will be presented with all of the Empire JTheater company's scenery and cilects. r - NASHVILLE STUDENTS. T Husc-o and Holland's original Nash Ville Students, combined with Gideon s Big Minstrel Carnival, will be the at traction at the Jacques the first uaif of the week, beginning this evtuing. and it certainly is a good one. The Students are among the very best col ored singers in America, and they con tribute some stirring glees, jubilee, plantation melodies and corn songs. In the minstrel entertainment, which is made an additional feature of the performance, are many bright and at tractive comedy and specialty ai ts, the whole making a performance of mirth mid melody that is most enjoyable. The pale of seats has already been quite large, particularly for to-morrow, and the wise ones will get under cover by Securing them in advance. t- ' FROHJIAS'S COMEDIANS. ; It should hardly be necessary to more than refer to the fact that Charles Frohman's Come dians will be at I'oli's to-morrow after noon and evening to jam the house from top to bottom at both perform ances. The engagement of such an extraordinary attraction for Christmas Is an innovation in local theatricals, any old thing having previously been considered good enough for this day. . That the innovation will prove accep table can hardly be doubted unless one doubts entirely the discrimination of local show-goers. With a cast head ed by E. M. Holland, Fritz Williams. Isabel Irving and May Kobsou, what could happen but a performance ex quisite in detail and artistic in finish. But while these four brilliants are the "featured" members of the cast, it in. eludes in addition such great artists as Arnold Daly. James Kiarney, Jay AYilson, T. R. Eddinger, Marie Derick son, Maggie Ilolloway Fisher, May Lambert, Nellie Butler and May Gai ger. "Self and Lady," which will be presented, is a bright farce which has won the critical approval of Paris, Iiondon and New York. It will be pre sented with all the scenic complete ness' that marks the presentation of iFrohman plays in New York. V A RUNAWAY GIRL. " The popular Augtistin Daly's musi cal comedy, "A Runaway Girl," with Arthur Dunn in the leading role of Flipper, will be presented at I'oli's on (Wednesday evening. Waterbury has already pronounced this comedy a suc cess, a very large audience having ap proved It when presented here last season. Arthur Dunn, who heads the company, is a gifted comedian who has been a leading headliner in the biggest vaudeville houses during the past few seasons. Others in the cast are John Park, Joe Fay, Maurice Abbey, Henry Leoni, Clara Bell Jerome, Celeste iWynn, Miriam Lawrence and Belle JTravers. Sale of seats to-morrow. FLAMING ARROW. Go-on-Go-Mohawk in "The Flaming Arrow," Thursday, Friday and Satur iday at the Jacques. VICTORIA BURLESQUERS.: On Friday evening at Poli's, the Vic toria Burlesquers. MEETINGS TO-NIGHT. Company A drill. " Nutmeg lodge, I'.' of A. Court America. F. of A. - Mantow council, I. O. II Hellmann Advance corps. JLiberty lodge, A. O. U. W. Waterbury Debating club. Townsend lodge, I. O. O. F. Concordia singers' rehearsal. ': Continental lodge, F. and A. M. Abraham Linnculn camp, S. of V. Lady Trumbull council, D. of L. Bronson Library Naturalists' club -Washington -conclave, K. S. F. of A. ' St Francis Xavier drum 'corps. Magnolia lodge, K. of P. t Arbutus camp. W. of W. Patrick Sarstield club. Court Cieilia M. Quigley, I. O. F. Fainfers and Decorators. First Baptist church business meet DOMING EVENTS. ' Speedwell hall, December 27 Water- purv association football emu's dance. Carter's hall, Waterville,. Dec 23 American- Pin company's fire depart ment sociable and dance. Armory, New Year's eve, December SI Company G s lanee. Leavenworth ' ball. New Year's eve. December 31 French Canadian Insti tute annual ball. City hall. New-Year's night, Jan 1 1901 Waterbury High schoql Alumni Association, concert ana ball. - SImonsvllle Social club hall, January 10 Simons ville Social club's masquer ade. - ' 1 Leavenworth hall, January 11, 1901. St Thomas Cadets Athletic associa ttr'a ftntwt and receDtion. gt Patrjckts Lyceum hall, January t to February 4, 1901 Fair. Tavrn hall, .Watertown, February I, f 4 Watertown fire department's bazaar. - . ' CJ T" ball . February- 18 United Vaocieties of Waterbury, concert ice. . ICopyrisfrt, lioo, by A. N. Eelloec Newspaper CoJ CHAPTER III. It was nine o'clock when Goddard reached the city. Immediately oil leaving his train he engaged a hansom and was driven over to Fifth avenue and up that thoroughfare to the Pal ace hotel. By temperament he was given to in trospection and an almost morbid habit of analyzing his feelings, es pecially when his feelings were hurt. To-night his emotions had crowded him into an attitude of deep self-pity. He told himself that no man had ever suffered as keenly as he was suffer ing. The cab took him past the building of which the second floor had been occupied by Jeanne's fashionable es tablishment when he had met her, fallen under her inexplicable charm and married her hurriedly. It was now with a feeling bordering on sus picion that he saw the brown stone walls of the unlighted structure" flit by. He remembered how she had made him faithfully promise that he was never to ak her about her past connections. She had wept copiously at this juncture and he had somehow gathered that her relatives had be longed to such humble walks in life that she dreaded the loss of his love jf he were to come in contact with them. He had laughed at such an idea, but in the years of Jeanne's rigid silence on the subject this very mys tery had heightened her charm in his eyes. He alighted from the hansom under the arched portico in the flare of lights about the entrance of the Pal ace hotel and went into the commo dious office, which was at the juncture cf two long corridors filled with well dressed men and women seated in big chairs or strolling about. Strains of music from a Hungarian orchestra filled the air and there was afloat an odor which emanated from a Turkish smoking-room, where dim, sensuous lights burned under massive shades of crimson silk. As he threaded his way to the counter behind which stood the clerks of the house he had a queer feeling in his knees as if he had been sitting too long in a cramped position in the train. How strange for him to ask to be conducted to the room of his own wife! At that moment she seemed quite separated from him. "My wife is here, I believe," he said to one of the clerks. "What is the name, please?" asked the man. "Mrs. Goddard," replied the major. The clerk consulted a big book of entries with penciled remarks oppo site the names. 'You were to eome right up, Maj. Goddard," he said. "But your wife "YOUR WIFE SAID IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR YOU TO SEND UP YOUR CARD." said that perhaps it would be better for you to send up your card." Goddard fumbled in his pockets; he had forgotten his cardcase. , "I have no card," he said, "but I will write one." The clerk gave him a blank card and a pen. The major's hands were cold and numb, and the pen slipped from his fingers and fell. The clerk gave it to him again. "I shall go up without that formal ity," the majoraid, drawing himself up as if on parade. "What is the num ber of her apartment?" "Fifty-six, at the top of the first flight second door to the left." The major decided to walk rather than to take the elevator, and he has tened to the stairway indicated by the clerk. He found that his wife had se cured one of the best suites of rooms the hotel afforded. She met him at the door and received him in a most splendidly appointed private parlor. It was cozy, too; a lamp with porce lain green-lined shade stood on a cen-' ter table surrounded by books, late papers and magazines not fa from cheerful grate fire. "Come inj Rowland, and don't scold me," she said, throwing her shapely arms round , his neck. "I know you must have been frightened when you missed me.". He found himself all of a tremble, and his voice refused to come to him, readily. He could only press her to him convulsively as he moved towards the sofa and drew her down by his side. Despite her warmth of greet ing he was unable to conquer th fears which had laid such a firm hold on him during his lonely ride. "Why did you do this, Jeanne?" ha managed to say. presently. , "Don't scold me," she repeated, but there was a certain reserve in her tone which made him feel that, her words had only a perfunctory signifi cance. Something seemed to whisper that he was on' the eve of battle, -but the war spirit was dead within him; he Tiad the feeling- of being con quered. "Why did you have me meet you here?" he demanded. ' - "To prove your love for me, Row land," she replied,, and.the snail? whi.sb. accompanied her words was the cold est he had ever seen on her face,, and yet if but for its remote kinship to former smiles of hers he adored it.''1 "You never doubted my love, Jeanne; that i4 a certainty." "Then I have had you comei that we may agree on a plan of action," she said. She nestled nearer to him and took one of his cold hands and pressed it. "I missed the money, too, Jeanne?" "Oh, did you? Well, I may as well confess that this meeting is an after thought, and I do think, if you care for me, that you ought to appreciate that." "You intended, then, to desert me?" "Yes, that was the intention forced on me." "Forced on you?" "Yes, I cannot go on et Lyndhurst as it is. You knew when I became your wife that I coxild not remain stationary not progress. When I married you it was clearly understood that I was to be able to gratify cer tain desires that I frankly confessed had always had a firm hold on me. Well, jour recent speculations have reduced us to Lyndhurst and a trivial income." "But it will be secure," he rejoined, desperately. "Oh, I don't doubt its security, Row land, dear, but it is hardly more than these two hands and my brain used to earn. Oh, you can see what I mean! I am simply an ambitious woman. I want things. I want power, and I am going to get my desires through you, dear husband, or we must part com pany. I love you as much as any wom an could love a man, but my ambition is at least half of me, and it will drag me away from you if you don't come to my assistance." "Jeanne, you know I would do any thing in my power to gratify you. I know I have violated part of our matrimonial contract, but could not help things taking such an unexpect ed turn." She stroked his hand caressingly and raised it to her warm, red lips. "Listen to me," she began, laying her head on his broad shoulder. "I want to tell you something you do not know, then I shall propose a plan. You remember that Dr. Fleming, the famous English expert on heart troubles, came to see Blanche a month ago the day before he returned to London." "Yes, I remember that," said the) major, wonderingly. "Well, perhaps it was because ho thought I looked as if I could keeg a secret and some one ought to know the truth that he made an important disclosure to me. He was deeply con cerned after he had examined Blanche) and sent for me to meet him in the li brary. He then told me, and his faca was actually pale, for he seemed to like her, that she had the most fatal case of 'aortic aneurism' he called it an acute disease of the heart that he had ever met with in all his ex perience." i "My God, you can't be serious!" ex claimed the major. "She looks so .well and yet, I remember, she is tak ing his medicines." "Dr. Fleming explained that to all outward appearances she would be, even to the end, as healthy looking as a perfectly sound person. He says she cannot possibly live longer than two years, and that it is most likely that she will drop off sooner at any moment. The least excitement or un usual exertion may kill her instantly." "Does Blanche know of her condi tion?" asked the major, almost for getting his own troubles in his vast sympathy for his ward. "No; oh, no! Dr. Fleming said that the knowledge of it would only prey on her mind and hasten the end. Ha was afraid to tell you; - he said men were apt to show so much concern over matters of that kind that patients would suspect the truth. I promised him faithfully not to hint it to a soul, so you must never mention it or let her suspect you are anxious about her." "Can nothing be done?" "Absolutely nothing; the medicine she is taking is what she needs, and he even adv. me not to have her consult any other doctor. I pre sume, considering the fact that he is such a great authority, his wishes, even on that score, oxight to be re spected." "I presume so," responded the ma jor; "but isn't it awful?" Then he came back to .his own affairs almost with a start. He frowned and sat silently looking at the fire. It was as if, he were wondering what connection this disclosure could have with his wife's strange flight. He gently ex pressed this idea to her presently. "Af terllef tyou to-day I got to think ing about it," was her answer, and her fingers tightened on his. "Blanche has, as you know, about three mil lions in her own name." "I know that," answered the major. "When she drops off suddenly all that money will go legally to people she never saw. an aunt and cousins for whom she doesn't care a pin." "That is the truth, Jeanne, but " " "Please cfo not interrupt me, dear," pursued his wife, and she began strok ing his hand again. "You told me that since you had taken charge of her af fairs Blanche's money has more than doubled." "Yes, I happened to invest it better than I did my own capital." There was silence in the room for a moment. The muffled strains of the orchestra below stole up to their ears. The handsome woman bad never thrown so much power of enchant ment into her beautiful, long-lashed eyes as at this moment. She held his gaze as a reptile might that of its wondering, bewildered victim. "Dear husband." she said, sweetly. "John Briscoe loved you as few men love their friends. Do you know that he would rather have you enjoy that money after his daughter's death than those people?" ..' "I don't know: I; never thought about it, Jeanne." . .. . : "Well, I know he would want you to have it, and have it you. must." "I declare you mystify me." "I have something else to , say. Blanche was in love with you when I first met you. I knew it from the ac counts ypu gave me of your visits to her. ,1 used to think: you were a fool not to have seen it. She loved you' so much that " . . ,-t 0 hair tfo&vn&l ' ' " ' " "That when you brought me home as your wife she swooned away. One of the maids told me about it. , She pretended to be confined to her room with a headache, but in reality she epent the two days in, tears, . She keeps a diary; it has a lock and key, but one day I found it open and read her heart. She not only loves you, but she has worshiped you since she was 15 years old. You have thought she was happy at Lyndhurst. The truth is she has not had one content ed moment there. She dislikes me and imagines me unworthy of you, and that has only irritated her pas sion." "Jeanne," said the major, "I can hardly believe all this, but even if it were true, what has it to do with this awful breach between you and me?" "You must have her money or I ehall never be content as long as I live." The speaker paused as if to let her statement settle into his dis turbed consciousness, then she ended: "You must have it, or I cannot live with you any longer." "You mean " he was unable to pro ceed. "I mean that you and I, Rowland, without harming the girl in the slight est, can, after her death, live the rest of our lives on that money, over half of which you have fairly earned by your business care and judgment." "I don't see how we can do it," Goddard said, after he had endeavored to fathom her meaning. "She has only two years to live at the very longest, dear. It would mean a temporary separation between you j and me, but in the end we could make 1 up for it. My plan is this: She loves you and would marry you within a week after my death if you asked her. I shall go abroad at once, and while I am away absolute proof of my death shall be brought to you and the au thorities in America. Soon after this you must marry Blanche and get pos session of her fortune. Then when she dies I shall manage to show that my death was a mistake and shall come back to you." "My God, Jeanne! don't don't ask this of me!" Goddard covered his face with his hands. His wife removed them gently and put her left arm around his neck, i "Darling, it would be the easiest thing in the world to accomplish, and then just think of all the after years of happiness which we shall spend tog-ether." "I can't do it, Jeanne I simply am not made that way!" "Have you considered that you and I part, then, to-night?" "You can't mean that?" he cried. "Absolutely. I shall not go back to Lyndhurst unless you fully agree to my proposal. Even then it will only be for a week while I am allaying sus picion and preparing for my voyage." "Jeanne, I simply cannot do this," groaned Goddard; "I simply cannot do it!" The woman rqse and stood before him at her full height. She had never looked so queenly her influence over him had never been so great. She strode back and forth across the room with all the grace and beauty which, had enthralled his senses a year before. Suddenly she stepped up to him and laid a hand upon his shoulder which commanded him like the touch of a hypnotist upon a good subject. "You know. Rowland, that another rich man wanted to make me his wife when I consented to marry you?" He remembered that she had fold him something of the kind just before the wedding, and how that fact had hastened his marriage. He nodded. "I remember." "He has not married." said Mrs. Goddard, in a tone of deep signifi cance; "and still he wants me, and I could easily secure a divorce from you on the ground that you failed to com ply with your agreement in regard to certain money and property which was to be settled upon me." "Would you treat me that way?" he asked, and she saw him blindly yielding. "I'd have to. I cannot be a poor woman any longer: you understood that when you married me, dear man. It is you who are failing to Keep promises. Now, if you will say yes I will kiss you and you may stay here to-night. If not we must actually part company." She bent down over ;him; her eyes seemed to glow with flames kindled by the highest satanie art. "Two years without you?" he gasped. v "She may not live a month." He was as white as a dead man. "But how could you come back from from death and and satisfy public opinion?" N "The easiest thing in the world. Leave that to me." She saw his fears and good impulses returning, and to drive them- away she sat down by him and put both her arms round his neck. "Say yes, dear Rowland," she whis pered, "and then you may kiss me." He made no answer other than to push her head back passibnately, and then gazing into her eyes an instant he kissed her on the mouth and drew her to him. (To Be Continued.) FIGURES. There are now 6S.403 post offices in the United States. Of these 2,621 were added last year. The steamboat inspection service of this country has 9,253 steamers and 15,000 boilers under itscharge. .Estimates of the largest wine mak ers in Caifornia indicates that the wine production of the state this year will reach between 13,500,000 and 15, 000,000 gallons of dry wine and 7,000, 000 gallons of sweet wine. . The flags to be hoisted at one time in signaling at sea never exceed four. It is an interesting arithmetical fact that, with IS various colored flags, and never more than four at a time, jio- fewer than 78,642 signals can be given. "; ' : ' . v The income of the emperor -of Rus sia for one day is 5,000; ' sultan of Turkey, 3,600; emperor 'of "Austria, 2,000; German emperor, .1,600; king- of Italy, 1,300; Queen Victoria, 1,300; king of. Belgium, 1,300; president of France, 1,000; president ef the United States., 25, V The Tha question of profit on all Fancy Goods suitable for Holiday Gifts is past. All Fancy Goods. to be turned into cash at once, no matter how se vere the loss. Everything at Bargain Prices, If you have delayed purchasing y'our Christmas Gifts, it is YOUR GAIN and OUR LOSS. Silk Petticoats, best taffeta, $5, was 99.50. Fine Cashmere Waists, 50e, were $1.50. Dolls, Dolls, Dolls, at 12e, were 25c. Fine Furs, Collars, Collarettes, Boas, SURPRISE TO LADIES. Electric Seal Jackets for $20,00 to $25,00. 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