Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, November 24, 1881, Image 1

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Fall te Winter, 1881.
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March 1, 1881
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• $125,000
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Cost within Thirty
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'Hero, Abvertiseutents.
Crown Jewell.
fl in Towanda and vicinity by
Give me, oh give me, halal to blunt the edges
Of this new sorrow; sharp and sudden woo!
Platers of consolation, be yotir pledges .
Straightway redeemed ! iho little child must go.
I count my lass as Shylocks count lost treasures •
Freighted from fabled lands, of unknoWn worth.
I rise to heaven for that whereby to measure
This bitter bankruptcy of life and earth.
Tho years Went by-now half, now wholly dreary—
And all were as a twlllght--common years I
Until Indifference charmed tho overweary,
Till the - dull field had grown to dull foe tears.
She came at last—how beautiful a blessing
Blithe music sounded as her morning shone;
And while these arms the tiny forms. were press.
The stagnant pulse of my life beat on..
She grew apace ; she won earth's scattered beauty
To deck her spirit; each chatito influence
That teaches lose or labor, hope or duty,
Came when she called, Its blessing to dispense,
She grew mine ; her spirit sweet and sainted
Had no coarse vessel to conceal Its charms ;
Hers was a form that Raphael might have painte.l
Within the Virgin Mother's circling arms,
And so she won us by her ways so kindly,.
11cr rounded manners, her unstudied sense,
Until we bosied all tervently and blindly
To the Same child—the large intelligence.
I know 'U past, and yet It seeing noe.cortaln, -
Although I call her and no *oleo rallies;
Although I turn In vain to see the curtain
Lifted that hid "Good In her eyes.
Still I most Ilve—must live, while nature calling
In vernal freshness mocks her early tone,
And all year long, though fast or feast Is falling,
There's not a day she has not made her own.
Darling, good-bye The words my heart are break
ing; • -
My hands are weak as thire to keep thee Go
Unto thy quiet sleep until the waking
For be, I'm human and my fortune know.
• —Charles T. Congdon.
From the German of Ernat'Wlehert,
Author of "The Green Gate." •
From the Horn; Joorma/, New York
Friedleben had gazed quietly at
him while he .spoke. Now hiS eyes
flashed, as. if the shot, had struck
him, and' the muscles around his
mouth twitched as .if he were strug
gling with some keen pain. Then a
louU laugh followed: 'A friend?
-Are-yqu sure of that?' -
FeliX turned away. 'You must
perceive,' the said, raising his voice,
'what consequences to our relations
must result from your incomprehen
sibly - offensive manner.'
'1 -am
. aectistomed to answer for
my . acts,' replied Friedleben, in an
excited WTI?. 'ln this case also—)
'Then I have,no more to say,' Fe
lix impetuously interrupted, turned
on his heel and left the room.
lie had lost a friend. • •
Eermia had gone out. She went
to the manager, made a violent scene
and demanded that he should adopt
some measures of "retaliation upon
the paper which had ventured to
publish the insolent attack.. She then
drove to the office of the-minor pa
per; begged for protection, ivept,ritn.
plored.. She left cards upon aristo
cratic patrons and . friends. Every
where she was received with assur
ances of indignation, friendly sympa
thy c promises, of powerful support.
Ou returning home she could tell her.
hushandovith some little satisfaction,
that she had met with abetter ap
.preitiation of the injustice) dOne her
from every one than from him. She
endeavored to appear as ;if she looked
down with compassionate contempt
on the pitiful wight who Was incapa
ble of 'understanding her, spoke of
dogs who bayed at the moon Felix
could not bring himself to tell her of
his interview - with Fiiedleben, of the
destruction:of their old friendship on
her account, although it wotild have
had favorable results foi himself. He
felt that they could not be uniteCin
this way.',
:The . :ne.xt, day the papers were full'
of all sorts of gossip. Some knights
of thebut not of intellect, very
awkwaidl • - iindertook Herraia's de
fence. 'Notiees in prose and verse
aided the battle. Felix was
angered, but- the petted . actress re
joiced. The , most superb flowers:
were sent,her i . some accompanied by
valuable gifts - Her appearance on
the . stage was greeted ty a storm of
applause, which was repeated after
every Fong speech, every rise and
every fall of the curtain. - Her rival,'
who had an insignificant part, was :
pitilessly hissed.. At the close of the'
performance crowds assembled in the'
rear of the building; they wanted to
take the horses out of her .cartiage - ;
policemen were obliged to - interfere;
• And . yet - Hermia felt diSSatisfied.
What was the cause of these repeated
ovations ? Phi her art draw forth,
this enthusiastic applause ? - How;
did it happen that for the first Aime - .
she was ,obliged to doubt ? AnW
if the. Storm merely meant the war
cry raised, by her adherents against
her assailant, how little terror he .
must feel, since he qiiietly retained
his place and did not even change
color. Her excitement would - not_
permit - her to sleep; the dark motion.;
less figure was ever before her
And now an article appeared in
the, principal newspaper, •comnenc-,
ing 'Frau. Hernia is making pro-•
gress ; she undoubtedly , has a'great - ,
success to inscribe on the roll of her'
stage experiences. While hitherto
applauded And encored by an audi
ence which felt a sincere,. if,. not - par-,
ticularly discriminating .pleasure in
her sprightly acting, her latest ; tip;
pearance in the halls of Thalia as
sembled all who delight in - scandal.
The. mob has • powerful lungs and
heavy hands.. The actress' popularity
is increasing... Another proof of this
fact is to be found in her numerous'
threatening letters, which the under
signed hereby acknowledges, and,
which are principally distinguished
by a sovereign contempt' for gram,
mar.' Then. followed a 'very ciiirq
and 'moderate criticism - of the per';
formances, which vonekuded with the
words : 'Fra,u • Hermia, it is to be
hoped, will. play again for her old ,
friends.' - •
She felt utterly crushed. All her
weaponS were exhausted and she had
gained nothing but satire. The news
paper fell from her hand;' her appear
unee was really well Calculated to
i L
,- '
arouse anxiety. . Felix, who had a
compassionate heart, quickly forgot
his anger and rushed forward to.
clasp his half-fainting wife in his
arms. But she regained her com
posure, and pushed him away. 'You
are to blame for my-fall,'-she cried,
'you alone. This is my punishment
for loving you. becoming your wife.'
She went sobbing to her room, and
motioned him not to follow her.
She - did .not attend ,the morning
rehearsal, and id the afternoon de
clared that she was ill. An hour
after red:' placards at the corners of
the street announced that-a different
piece would be performed that eve
n*. Hennia received no visitors,
did, not eat, but Iny on the sofa or
paced restlessly up and-_ down the
room. Felix now seemed utterly
hateful ; she put his picture on the
writing table
,upside down and threw
a cloth over it. The whole of the
.day she remained in the
same mood. On the third she called
her maid; and with ;her assistance
made an elaborate toilet. She started
at the sight of . her own face when;she
saw in the. mirror her-sunken eyes
and hollow cheeks. What a sudden
The carriage was ordered. She
told the coachman to drive to Doctor
Friedleben's. A surprising visit-!
He could, not believe his eyes when
her card was brought in. 'But it
isn't so strange after all. 'What will
not an actress do when her vanitY--
poor Felix
Rennin's, silk train rustled after
her as she hastily entered anal with
outstretched hand approached the
doctor, who was standing by his
writing-table. With the bewitching
smile that is always _at an actress'
command when she pays a visit -to
her critic, she exclaimed with mis
chievous gayety, 'Here I am in the
lion's den and want to findAiiit wheth
er his generosity is only a fable. His
terrible roars did not frighten - me.
Have you fifteen minutesileisure,
dear doctor ?' -
Friedleben scarce& touched. the
tips . of her fingers as he led her to
the sofa... Then he returned to his
former _place and watched her while
she arranged her long silk dress.
' forgot that she was playing a
farce, and cast an angry glance at
fife : poor train, which would not be
iliatintly:reduced to order. The fair
face now looked as wan and
l aggard
us it•had done an hour befor. - And
yet it 'seemed to please the doctor
better that. the laughing one. His
stern; observant expression vanished;
he leaned a little forward and a conr
passitinate look softened his features.
He thought he knew what it was nee;
essary for him to' know:: '
'Well, you don't Answer. me,' she
began again in the - gay tone-she had
so often practiced' on the stage.
'People. think we are sworn enemies,
but I believe
.they .are mistaken.
They may tremble when they hear
the roar of lions mad with fury, but
1- know that the lion's skin conceals.
a certain Snip,.the Joiner, who
a very eccentric, but-not wholly wick--
ed gentleman. I hope to comeAo
terms with him.'
This gayety vas far too forced,and
artificial to produce the effect intend
ed. Friedleben did not enter -into it:
'Permit me to ask you one question,
madame,' • he-said in a dry, business
like tune. 'ls' Felix aware of this
• .
visit ?'
She hastily raised her head,'Felix ?'
'Your husband.'
Her eyes . fell while a sarcastic
smile played around her lips.
think that, although I am married, 1,
have retained sufficient independence
not to be obliged to ask my husband's
permission to act in regard to matters
pertaining to my profession,' she an
swered in a reserved tone.
'So he doesn't know—'
'Gpod heavens, no. What a pedant
you are!' .
'But you are aware, madame, that
Felix has solemnly withdrawn his.
friendship from inc P he asked, .with
out the least embarrassment. .
.'What, he Her surprise
was not feigned.
'He has solemnly withdrawn his
friendship,' repeated Friedleben,-'on
your account, madame. I have rea
son to[believeithat the step was not
an easy one. I don't know. If he
should" sec you sitting on my sofa,
hear (your merry jests '•
Hermia moved. restlessly. Her lips
were -tightly compressed, her brow
flushed, the delicate ' veins on . her
temples swelled and tears suddenly
trickled from her eyes. She hastily
brushed them away with her hand
kerchief and strove by a qpick turn
of the heid to conceal them - froni her
companion.. The next instant she
had regained her composure. am
asking my critic to • explain.his. con
duct,' she said, 'that is allowable un
der any circumstances.'
Ilebowed. 'Then may I ask--!
• Friedleben had disturbed her train
of thought, and she could not instant
ly regamit7 After several. vain ef
forts to reach her goal by circuitous
ways, she resolutely exclaimed, 'Away
with subteifuges ! Let me show a
frank, face.: - We know something of
which no one else is aware. Your
criticism of me has a former history;
•it was preceded by—a declaration of
lie nodded mournfully. 'That is
'And what follows ?' Itermia pas
sionately continued, 'What will be
the consequences to every one who
learns the fact ? That your criticism
' is not -what it seems, the impartial
judgment of a true friend of art, that
it is influenced by - ifferidily explained
feeling of indignation over the de
struction of bright hopes, whose
roots are perhaps still green, of envy
at the rapid successor one whom you
did not consider more deserving,
anger at what you term a broken
'llermia!' he exclaimed, now more
agitated than he would have liked to
- betray, 'could you believe—'
'What I heard flow your own lips
1 when you' openly reproached me ?
h What I Would you have written in
such terms about an actress, whose
acquaintance you first made in her
performances here, who.was person
ally indifferent to you ? 'Look nie
steadily in the face. Ah 1 you are
no hypoerite—y,ou will not deceive
yourself and me. Say so an you
shall be forgiven; you have repaid
evil with evil.'
He shook his head violently, as if
he-wanted to drive away a swarm of
wasps that buzzed around him. 'No,'
he cried, 'no, Hermia. You have
made a terrible , mistake. That is ixot
the: reason—'
'And what other have you ?', she
asked, already feeling-her increasing
'power. 'Probably. not the desire to
'purify the temple of:art—the young
est enthusiast hardly believes that.
I don't want to laugh at you, doctor.'
Ile drew a portion of his beard be
tween his teeth and bitlt. "And , yet.
you are mistaken,' he replied.' 'Ques
tion your conscience, Hermia.. Did
I ever say or write to yOu,.thoac
tress, anything different - from-what
aprears in this. cOticism ?'
• 'And,yet the criticism did not con
cern.tte actress,' she answered, put
ting.a.Sharp emphasis. on each word.
'But what does it matter, whether
you admit that I am.right or not?
I fortunately possess -your last letter
me. 11 7 1weeer reads it will admit
that-l am right.. Do you doubt it.?' ;
'And you would use this letter?' .•
'Unwillingly. I frankly confess,
very unwillingly. It cannot be agree
able to me to know that things, which
do not belong to the public, are pub.
licliiiiscussecl. But if you force me
'How force you?'
. 'By continuing your hostile criti
cisms. To you, doctor, the publica
tion of this letter will have a very
different significanee from - the . one it
possesses .for me ; it will desttov the
critic' •
Friedleben • mir.'.e no- reply,, but
,ga,tied gloomily at the ground. She
might be right in 'this respect.
Ilerrnia turned back . the edges of
her - handkerchief and showed the
package of letters, which she had
hitherto concealed. am sorry for
yOuoloctor,' she said; 'but 1 brought
my 'mote witnesses. that you . might
not think-1 'boasted. Do you-wish
them to speak ? You 'will - hardly
carry your love for art SQ far. ,But.
I will make a compact with you-.
Listen . ! These letters really are of
no value to me. I'll return them to
writer-,even the last one—if . he
`lf he ?' • • -
'lf he will assure !me, upon ' Xis'
word of honor,-not only to no longer
write against me, but also to try
find my acting as it appears to •the
public. I will then promise to wel
come my In sband's intelligent friend
to my !louse as warmly as he deserves,
and even permit him, when we are
alone, to tell me all the horrible er
rors in my performances, from which
his. pen is forced to ato,stain. I ata
not so obstinate as'yonsuppo4e. The
last pa - rt . I took .was really, a misera
ble botch. Would it not be friendly
if you helped me comprehend new
character's ? I shall alway's have
time for you. And who will be sur
prised that Saul
,become Paul,
when it is known '
am taking
lessons from Well—do you
agree ?' .
She ',opened one hand and lightl3
tapped the letters with the other
. *- •
. .
Friedleben- left' his place- at the,
Writing-table' and went to - the 'win
dow.l Perhaps 'he 'wished to widen
the distance between himself and the
temptress. She was right ;. that let
ter ould coniict the critic of the
groskst partiality, destroy him. And
there, not !WC paces away, the woman
*how he had -confessed he' loved,
and who would now be grateful for,
every little falkhood that only cost
a drop" of ink, stood waiting for an
answer. How beautiful she was—
beautiful as ever !- .'And perhaps she
now—had! some feeling - for him, that
formed-- He turned his head
and met . a watchful glance that
seemed to say : 'I have already wait
ed too long. Then he fancied a voice
whispered something in his ear that
startled him. He drew back,and an
swered in an icy tone : 'The proofs
are as valueless to me as to you,
madame.' The words seem to, freeze
on his 'lips. can make no use of
your offer.' - • •
The aetress. started to her feet as
if stung' by a serpent. She had sud.-
denly turned deadly pale, and her
eyes flashed with an angry light.
'You will
-dare,' she exclaimed, 'after
these .eiplanations--,--'
'To_ make you another proposal,'
he continued in his usual manner,
with exasperating gentleness. 'Leave
the stage forever at the end of this
season," and I promise to spare you
all criticism.'
Hermia laughed scornfully. 'lf I
had" reso!ved to do so, I would re..
main to defy you.' She raised the
hand tint held the' letters. 'So you
will make no other resolution?'
He stepped between her and the
'door... ' I cannot prevent you from
doino' yourself more- and more in.
jury,', he said _ in an agitated tone.
.'_But you shall 'not force me to help
you. It is possible that passion may
urge you to do something you will
afterward regret. At this moment
you hold my reputation as.a writer
in your hand. Be it 50.%. I will not
bargain with' you. But you must
listen to me One moment, Hermia.
And - this alsO is the truth . , that in
this visit to me you have taken the
first step.on the downward path and
Must go deeper and deeper into the
shade in the realm of art. You can
still retire like a queen, who lays
aside her crown to become a true
wife; and you will retire like a beg
gar who is refused alms. The. ad
mired actress will beg for the favor
of the manager, the public, the critic.
She will seek in more and more'hu
miliating. ways to gain what she does
not deserve, and at last, rthen driven
.from the boards, no longer find a
home in her own house.' He moved
aside. Your why is oper.'
Hermia had been forced to listen
to Friedleben's prophetic words'. At
first she endeavored to petrify ber
face into . a mask, but • anger rebelled
against the effort, and at last a.terri
tied parting of the lips_ .revealed the
,presence of -another feeling: . When
her companion paused, she remained
a moment in the same attitude, as if
determined to reply. But the depth
of her indignation made her mute.
With a furious glance, .that only
reached the breast of the tall figure
standing beside the door, she hastily
left the r00m...
On reaching the carriage Ilermia
told the coachman to drive to the
office of the newspaper which was the
declared antagonist of the one to
which Friedleben belonged. She still
held the package of letters in her
hand, and with her head resting
against the cushions and eyes half
closed seemed to be collecting her
thoughts for, the work of retaliation
she had th reatened.. But a change
must have occurred in her intentions,
ror when already near the place she
suddenly started up, rapped on- the
window and called to
-the coachman, .
, 4 Home P
On reaching the house she entered
the sitting-room, closed the door
leading_iit the_ adjoining apartment
and tossed the letters on the writing
table with such a violent gesture that.
the ribbon broke and the sheets scat
tered in every direction. Then she
threw aside her hat and cloak, sank
into an arm-chair, covered her eyes
withlier hands, bent forward till she
!tested her arms on the table and re
mained motionless in this attitude
for half an hour.
When Felix entered he found her
in the same position. He instantly
noticed the letters and was very
much. startled, for he felksure that
she had been reading them. Why
these ldtters, which she did not burn
like the others., He gently approtich
-6a and laid his hand on her shoulder.
Are you asleep, Hermia ?' he asked.
She raised her head and lookecrat
him with a confused expression, as if
dazzeled by the Is it you ?'
she said = feebly. What do you
want ?'
. 1 He embraced her fondly.. 'YOU.
are ill, Hermia ; really•ill.'
'• For a short time •she rested her
head 'on his breast; his presence:
seemed to soothe her; then with a
sigh rose from the chair, leaning on
his arm.. As she - di& so her eyes
rested on the letters, and the next
instant she turned to Felix, who was
watching het intently.
A peculiar smite flickered around
her lips and quickly disappeared.
She hesitated, drew her hand from
his arm, and slowly laid the envel
opes together. ' You are surprised
that I have Wien out these letters
again,'. she...said • thoughtfully. .
don't blame you: I have—l
They are your property, Ilermia,':
he interrupted, in order, to prevent
apy suspiCion that he desired an ex
planation ; but there was: a percep
tible tremor in- his voice:
have already offered to read
theni to you,' 'she continued. ',They
are at your disposal.'
They can'hardly he of and• par
ticular interest to me,' he answered
evasively, without positively declin;
`Perhaps so,' she replieil, With' a
sadden light in her weary eyes. I Per
haps so, if you knew -who wrote
them.' .
And who?' •:
Doctor Hugo Friedleben
•Tie tottered and grasped the back
of a chair. Hugo Friedleben !he
gasped, struggling breath.... An in
conceivable thing suddlenlY appeared
to become a certainty and paralyze
his brain. ' Hugo . Friedleben lie
repeated two Or'thrce times as if he
could not grasp the meaning of the
words. ',Then he felt as if his blood
boiled, ais if every muscle contracted
convulsiyel.y. The blood : rushed to
his brain. Ile. struck; his forehead
with hi's clenched hand.,' Yes, now—
now—now I understand everything;
he stammered:
When he recovered his senses lie
found himself alone in the room.
The letters were still-lying on the ta
ble. Ile did not touch them, bilk
tore open" Hermia'S portfolio, 'shook .
out the papei, selected -a sheet that
did not - bear' her monogram, and
wrote' with ; -a trembling hand
had abetter, opinion of you! lieu
- differ from the other pitiful creatures
who call theinselVes men. only •by
working in a grandei• style for -your
abasement. Friendship and confi
dence were never so betrayed ! Do
not try to Vindicate yourself.- I know
all - I knew all before, except your
I am' now aware- who wrote
i ethe•letteis. The writer is the same
, man who, as a friend, sneaks about
to take a malicious revenge upon me
' - and -my 'wife. My heart bleeds to be
Compelled - to lose you so. Our friend
ship died with' a lie on its lips. But
I have already said too much. These
lines are - only to inform. you that you
dare the same its any other mar' who,
has ogered me a mortal insult, . I del
Pind'satisfation at the mouth laf ‘ the,
istol. Expect my second before-ev
ening. FEniX." •
• Helhriist the letter qo an envel
ope without reading it,t sent it' to
Friedleben at once, and then paced
Up and down the room with heavy
strides, feeling more and more indig
nant. He again sat down to write,
but his poi did not move so _ rapidly
over the paper . -The.letter irits
dressed to an officer of his - acquain
tune?. •
.• At the end of an hour a note was
given him. The address Was in.Frie
dleben's hand. Trembling 'violently
lie tore open the envelope and read :
-:=" Dear Felix=l will /cot tight with
you. Whatever I may' have become
to you, you remain the same - to" me.
Cannot explain myself clearly; but
wait—the darkest hour is _just before
dawn. For the rest, think , of me
what you choose and . what you can
when you come to your senses. You
know. I have never avoided a _duel.-
I will nog fight with' you. Any
tempt to shake this resolution woutd
be vain. Ever yours, • (1
Felix bbrst into a. loud laugh.•
"He tight--,ah 2 this too!"
He entered his wife's room with
the letter in his hand, ~ , R ead that,"
he.said Pointing contemptuously to
the sheet. "I can do nothing more
for you. For Myself—perhaps only
in appearance, Hermia. We made a
sad mistake when we - imagined we
could be happy together without pay
ing happiness its frillute. Each plant
needs its own soil, " each individual
bears within himself the Conditions
I: - •
• -*
of his own existence. I feel I cannot
live in a house where there is no do
mestic cornfon, with a wife who is
not my wife and to whonif—it must
be said—am only a-hindrance. DMA
contradict • me, Itermia ; • lie . frank
with me and yourself, confess that I
am only giving utterance •to your
own feelings. cannot .be to yo'a
what your profession inexorably de-.
wands; you cannot be what I
dreained in the happiest moments of
•my life_ i _and I caret be content with
less, for I—love you, Hermia. Part-.
ing,Will seem less painful to us than
such a pitiable, dissatisfied life. I
will go
_to Rome this. winter to finish
my tragedy,7whose scene is mail dur
ing the time of the persecution of the
Christians. This can be made known
- through the newspapers --- it will
cause no Surprise. And if you—if
you desire 't,O be perfectly -free, Her
mia—if yotirl heart perhapS perceives.
an old errpr—" . • His' agitation
choked his utterance, he pressed. his
hand upon his eyes and turned away.
.Hermia had risen,to a sitting pos
ture.on the low Sofa, and with droop
n g head seemed'to be absorbed in
the letter he had given - her. To judge
from the time that had elapsed she
.must have read it at least ten times,
but not 'DIU' be bad - paused did she
- raise her head with a gentle move
ment and turn her faCe toward him.
It was the same countenance on
which passions bad marked deep.
lines-a few hours.before, only it look
ed brighter than usual, like a fair
landscape when a storm has passed
away, and the little_ curls upon her -
brow Were. soinewhat disordered, as
if they had just been tossed by the
tempest. Her tearful eyes resembled
a mist through which the sun is try
ing to break, and now the don&
parted' and permitted the full flood
of radiance to stream through.
she. said tenderly, 'you wanted to
fight for me, this is as much chivalry
as a stage prinvess can expect from
her 7 busband. True,. a loving; wife.
might be anxious. I really didn't
think you *ere such a dangerous
. Ile took the words as a sarcasm. 1
I did not come to claim your thank,
Hermia,' he said indignantly, donit_
like this bravado of knightly prize
fighting, rind a woman's honor which
can be thus wounded and repaired is
usually not worth a charge of pow
der. What I (lid was a necessity. I
had* a mortal account to settle with
the man who had sinned against me,
his friend. It was my honest opinion
that only one of us ought to survive
the friendship.'
_ _
' I .think you were. 'PIA : saying
something about an old error of my
heart,' she remarked, and now there
was really a s'ight touch of sarcasm
in the tone.
. ' Hermia!—'
' So there was not the tiniest tinge
of jealousy: when 'you loaded .:your
pistol. in( imagination ?'
Felix tapped the carpet impatie .-
ly with his foot. ' I expected to fi d e
you in a different mood, Hermiit.
You are apparently rehearsing a new
p at —7
You are right,' she replied draw
inghim down on the , sofa beside her.
I am rehearsing the part of the good
wife, which I have suddenly under
stood. It cost a h'ard struggle, Fe
lix, to enter into the role. Early this
morning I would not' base believed
myself capable of it. Bid when one
is obliged, to listen to as many un
civil speeches as.: have heard from
your friend—'
What! lie has—?
• 'lliad just come from him, Felix,
wheri you found me with the letters:
I :had used them as a threat, and
tried to sell their to him for a favor - -
alile criticism, but he .obstinately -
sisted in his opinion that I was not
fits the stage, last of all for your
wife. ThiS is, really, when one has
conquered one's anger, a good feature
in the detestable man: You need
not be jealous if I acknowledge it.'
Felix shook his head. don't
under i stand how all this could . have
happened without my. knowledge—'
• ' . That was really very wrong in
your wife,' Ilermia- said coaxingly,
leaning on his shoulder.and playing
with his hand. why did your
friend send in his card just as' I had
told you the - story of his letters ?
The first concealment was followed
- by,a. second, and now you kna7ine I
regret that I refused him; Ah dear
.I were his wife he would trest
me far worse. Ire can't endure mar
ried- actresses, and,. you will see that
I shall have to leave the stage to be
revenged upon him,' -
He started up and then resu i ed
his seat, turning: face radiant with
joy toward her. Ifermia, you would.
—' he exclaimed, - ' you could—'
• She threw herself into his arms.
If:you will take your wife to Rome
with you, you deserter ! I'l! keep as
stab as a mouse while you arc writing
youf tragedy.'
It shall be a comedy he cried
exultantly. ' Btit tell me the cause
‘of this change. I can't understand
it ;' it doesn't seem possible. Just
now the darkest night and Allen
brig!' sunl i 0 •
She laughed. ' Don't you know
the old proverb, 'Strict =stet don't
rule long? Such a strict master is
passion.' It is unreasonablybent on
destruction, but if this is not accom
plished in the twinkling of an eye all
its strength suddenly fails and it flut
ters. to the grOund, like a weary bird
that tried to-fly up to the Sky. • Can
one imagine the . peaceful fire on the
hearth.' and the glittering water. be
neath the glacier bursting. in. flames
through the roof or flooding the val
ley ? And when they have speedily
exhausted their strength the house
keeperi, o fee more heats, her soup
over th fire, and the streamlet glides
innoce tlyoVer the gravel. This may
be-an: bsurd simile, but you know
what it: cans. People are most eager
about things they must renounce, and
Le who wishes to .get entirely rid of
a follymust first run his bead against
a.. wall. This wisdom, dearest, has
been ' gained by bitter experience,
therefore rejoice the more that you
have . sQ_sensible a wife. Will you P.
. He kissed 'each separate finger of
the little hand. 'And you have teal,
ly. decided, for my sake--'—' -
'To bit adieu to art, which
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little fellowship with me. That hor
rible man, your friend, is right. I
am growing old—yes, yes—and I
should soon be to old for my parts ;
besides they are not suitable for a
married woman. If I go now, my
departure will be regretted, and that
will make the withdrawal easier!
And now I may say that during the
delightful fortnight after our mar
riage I often secretly regretted that I
was obliged to return to the stag e. I
should have preferred to go with you
to some place where 'no . human being_
knew anything about me." So I like
the, idea of Rome. ,Pll immediately
obtain a long leave of absence, and
then take the necessary steps for
quitting the theatre entirely.'
'Felix reflected. ' Perhaps the exe
cution of your plan will be diffleult,'
said he. Will a leave of absence be
readily granted ? For what
A deep blush suddenly crimsoned
Hermia's face. She cast doira her
eyes iin - confukiiop, then looked "up,
threw her arms around , his neck
whispered something in his ear. His
face grew radiant with joy and he
claspCd his beautiful• wife in a close
That evening, when the fire was
blazing merrily in the chimney, tier
mia asked; • Shall we continue the
interrupted sacrifice?' , She took the,
letters that still lay on the table and
held them near the flames. :Felix:
made no , objection.. ',No,"' said she;
'that would be . .contemptible..- : Give
me one of your cards.'
lle hesitatingly . drew one from an
embroidered case.. '.What idea have
you in your mind ?' he asked.
• ' And 'here is mine',' she continued,
dipping a
. pen in ink:, 'l'll write P.
P. C. in this . corner arid•you write p.
on yours—pray do it.'
`Pour prendre conge,' he said Yin
sUrprise. ':Of whom ?' . '
will add On' the back, On her
withdrawal' from the stage,' observed
Hermia. She put the letters in a
sheet of paper, enclosed the cards,
sealed the package and addressed it
to Doetcit - liugo Friedleben. Are
you satisfied, dear ?'.she asked.
Whatever you do, my wife, is
well done,' he replied.
- The following day, at . about the
same hour, they were seated, in a rail
way carriage waiting for the train to
start: The signal was already given
when'a tall, black bearded figure ap
peared at the window and thrust in a
note: - ' May yen be happy,' cried a,
gentle familiar voice.' Felix tried to
grasp the band, tint scarcely touched
it so hastily was it withdrawn. . The
next instant the train rushed away.
Hermia leaned out of the window
and nodded. ' • •
Felix opened the-letter. .It con
tained the •following lines, written in
a large, firm . hang 7 -' Your happi
ness is my joy. I Icf ed Ifermia, and
Felix was my friend. Deeply :as I
wounded you, it was foryour welfare,
and my remedy,rody truth .7
Mutilated Currency
can't take that nickel,' said a
horse-Oar ;condtietor to a man who
got in at-the City ,Hall.
Vot vas; de matter mit 'dot gain ?'
asked ithe passenger blandly. .
`lt's no'gool.. It's got, a hole in
it,' replied the conductOr,.gruilly.
dot'sn?' Off you please you
show me dot holes.' -
Look at it. . We can't take any
Such money as that.'
' Oxcuse me,' smiled the passenger,
and he handed over.a- dime—
' That's worse yet,' growled the
- 'Vcis dot dime full of holes too?'
asked the passenger, looking up in
nocently. . . .
'Here is a whole side chipped out.
We. ain't, allowed to take mutilated
money,' and the conductor handed it
back. • - •
inquired the paSsenger.- 'Haf
you got changes for heluf a tallar ?'
and he passed over another coin.
( What's this?' asked the conduc
tor contemptousl3#.• as. bald as
a deacon., There airi't a scratch ion
it to show whether it's an- overcoat
button or a , skating, rink. Haven't
you - gOt any money ?' .
•' Veil I should make smileS!" said
the passenger, good-humoredly.
`Here is; .fife tollar, and you can
baste it together Yen .you got some
leisures— Haf you got changes off
dot fife-tollars,! and he handed over
a' bill torn in four or eight, pieces. -
:•' I don!t, want no more fooling,'
'said the . conductor. • If you can't
pay your fare, get ,
• doU'd maktil so.- many Aron
bles,- I vill bay you; and he pulled
out. a Mexican quarter.. Gif me
bennies ' he ssuggeste4.
Look here are you going to pay
yoqr faro or not ?'.
Of gourse. . May be 'you vas
vating for dat mon :ys,' and he took
back his quarter and substituted an
Englksh sixpence.
Now get off this car !" roared the
''ere has dese cars got, by ?'. ask-,
ed the passenger, rising to obey.
' Fulton Ferry !" said the conduc
tor. • F ' •
• •
4 Den I inay as veil go owit. You
dell dem. gompantes do some dimes
dey make more money as odettimes
otr,dey took voteffer dey got instead
of going mitont nodings, dcion'd it ?'
. And the smiling passenger, lui i ving
ridden to the end of the. lin,e,--oross
ed the ferry, observing to himself :
" Dot vns getter off I safe such mon
eys, und some diines I go owit to
east Nyarick und it don'd gost me
no more as- noddings at all.-;-,2Front
the Brooklyn Eagle. . - •
ONE of the greatest of all mental pleas
ures is to have our thoughts often divid
ed ; ever entered into.with sympathy. -
kuusixo the body and- keeping the
body upder:are two different things. The
former is a great sin, the latter a constant
IF we are always looking back, we will
be sure to go back as we look.
WHEN you bury animosity, don't set
up a stone over its grave.
ONE has never so much need of his wit
as when one has to do with a foctl.
- Ix diving to the bottom of pleasures we
bring up more gravel than peals. •
. ...
'S•runENT--"'What proof is „ there that
nature ablmrs a vacuum?” Professor (at
; ter, deep reflection)—' • The pres ence of so
many-fools in the World. Rather
have a vacuum; nature filled up with
them.". .
A Few " Howe."
How much happier life might lie if
minds could be trained to forget past
How hard it is to avoid listening
and liking to listen to it scandal about
our neighbor.
How tame life would be 'without
troubles and difficulties to overcome.
How . few value or cultivate a good
pair of legs and lungs,
How the old are forgotten by the
How unfortunate that so many of
the aged should make themselves-un
attractive and even repulsive to the
How strong we feel when:we:have_
never been sick.
How many men' and women. are
there without a weak spot soinewbere
How whipky does firing out a man's
true nature and shows the make-up
and artificial side of moral character.
How much better is - a "dog's life"
than the lives of some men and wo
men ?
How few neif brooms, after all,
sweep clean unless there is a clean
sweeper behind them. '
How sorry some people are for
faults which they will commit again
next month.
. How awfully awful it would .be •if
ereubody without warning told the
How we i do love to shut our eyes
to what we fear may-be a reality.
How much good we could do were
we only rich.. - - -
How little good we do when we
are rich. •
How contrary and eccentric seems
one ,who thinks for him or herself.
How, very large the book in which
might be written all we don't know.
Ho* few barbers can -shave a man'
without trying on him their conver
sational powers- _
How much more we do know at
twenty than at forty. - -
How useless it is to argue with a
woman when she is angry.'
A` - Discouraged -Housekeeper.
" I think," said a-New York lady,
" the serenity of the housekeepers
have met .slnce coming to Ohio, is
marvelous. They have been burning
soft coal these years, yet I do not see
but their forOteads are as unfurrow
ed- and their hair as unchanged as
the favored women of the anthracite
regions. I confess I wouldn't have
cared to have any of you peep into
my bed-room yesterday morning; and
see the forlorn object seated on a
hassock, actually crying, amid the
wreck of matter and, the crush—of
tinware. Imagine the scene. There
had been a fire in the stove for a
week or more, but it had gone out,
the wind being - contrary and ,the
draught not good. A large quantity ) ,
of soot bad accumulated in the pipe;
it is astonishing how a pipe can fill
up with soot filaments; I never saw:
anything like it before. The feet of
the stove did not fit very-well-; para
doxically speaking, they were infirni :.
because they were -in firm. Very
gently, I - thought, I administered: a
shaking, which was soon followed by
a quaking; first one foot fell out then
another, the stove careened, and,
horror of horrors! the tall column of
pipe swayed, and • what a fall wait
there, my 'countrymen!' The soot'
poured itself out upon - -the . carpet;
but 'twas the last drop in the bucket
that drowned my ainiabilfty ; for at
the fatal moment, there happened to
be a tin pail f2 4 iew York vocabulary)
full of water standing on the stove.
It collapsed, and its contents mean•
dered across the carpet in devious
ways, mingling with the - soot in .
blackened tide; , and' there, over - the
prostate stove-pipe, I did not
tate to declare my utter detestation
of bituminous coal. I have faithful
ly- ,scrubbed with ammonia my
drenched carpet, yet the, trail of the
serpent is over it all. I suppose I
shall get used - to it; they all do, they
sayl but I don't feel a bit resigned
as yet."
Fun, Fait and Facetia;
A MINISTER, looking into the box after the collection, remarked ; Alexander
the coppersmith is evidently present."
" Yes," responded another, "some of the y
sect of the Nicol aitans also."
A CULPRIT charged with throwing dirt
in a man's eyes said he was merely trying
to cultivate the complainant's sight.
" That won't do," said the magistrate.
" That is' not a fertile eye, sir," I rental
zer.s . - '
A FASLTIONABLE lady, in boasting of her
new . -tpalatial residence," said the Win
doWs Were all of stained glaSs. , " That's
too bad" exclaimed her old-fashioned
grandmother ; "but won't soap and tur
pentine take the stains out?"
THE Norristown Herald says : " The
increaveu number of hand organs on our
streets is a sure sign that thb 'season' at
the watering pla'es is - drawing to a close,
and Italian 'counts, failing to marry Amer
ican heiresses, Are returning to their ac
customed avocations."
A PRETENTIOuS and silly dandy of
twenty-six. having been termed an "old
bachelor "'appealed to an elderly man to
decide wlietlier be should be called.old or
not, giving his nge e as twenty-six. Said
the elder gentleman : "It is oyeing to bow
you take. it. Now, for a man it is young
enough-; but for a goose it is rather old."
A FULL-BEARDED grandfather recently
Wad his beard shared off, shoWing a clean
face for the first time for a number of
years. At the dinner-table his three-year
old granddaughter noticed it, gazed long
with wondering eyes, and finally ejaculat
ed : "Grandfather,. whose head have you
got on ?" •
" WHAT is the difference between bangs
and strychnine ?" asked a 'punster of a
lady. "Oh '." said she, "that's an easy
one. Bangs are killing,' but not deadly
as strychnine is," when up spoke little
Johnny, saying, "Bangs ain't deadly,
heh ? I guess Goliah thought they were.
The one be got in the forehead did , the
business for him, whack !"
Thoughtful Thoughts.
THE 'Worst vslieel on the cart makes•the
most noise. -
CoNsTA...N . r cornplaitting bring no 3ympa
thy, it pro.4ltcert indiffeitmer.
-WE may teach others_ by - our experi
e.nce, but they only learn by their owti.
EXPERIENCE is a oettool where a man
'owns what a big fool ho has been.
11 - E - etho wishes to. secure the good of:
others eas already secured his own.
To be Pngry with a weak man is a
iroof that you are not very strong your-
WE have little pity for others until we
are in a situation to claim it for Ourselves-
THE world is filling up with educated
fools ; mankind read too much and lei.rn
too little.
GovritE says a man mug be either an
anvil or hammer; yet-bow many 'are noth
ing but bellows. -
31E1'noo is like packing things in a
box • a good packer will get,An half as
much again as a bad one.
HE who;has never sought love nor
friendship is ten times more wretched
than be who has lost both. -
.SIXPLICITY is admirable everywhere.
Too many comforts are a discomfort-0
each one brings its own shadow.