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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, NOVh'MMKR i, iSyo
ill I - . ifl ft. II i
ill i r vw- . i if Koi-'."
x risrs KI.Y
By JOHN L, SULLIVAN Illustrated by
Ooi'jriKlit- All rlKliw rescrvt-J.)
Baldwin's theatre wns thronged with
the beauty, wealth nnd fashion of Situ
There was nut n neat vacant, anil oven
standing room wns at a premium
Henry Henshall, moody nnd discontent
ed, occupied a proscenium oox alone. ins
brldo of i few days wan at the hotel, for
gotten by her husband
It wni to be the. hint appearance, of his
divinity, and although ha had tried every
Eossible and Impossible way of meeting
cr, If only for n few minutes, he had
Thnt nlnlit he had determined to Hpeak
to her at all im.urils
Karly In the evening hostutioneil himself
nt tlH'Mtiim- eutraucu, and there patiently
awaited her arrival
It wanted but fifteen minute tot o'clock
when hhc drove up In a modest hansom
She stepped lightly out, and glancing
neither right nor left bolted for the door
Her fame wiw ho great that then- was a
crowd watting on the nldewulk to catch n
glimpse of her face, and no one paid any
particular attention to the haggard young
man In evening dress among them until
he suddenly pushed forward nnd attempt
cd to lay a detaining hand on the young
Sho did not notice thu movement lcciiust,
quick an he was, there was another quick
cr, and belnre he could touch her a big,
well dressed man Htepped quickly forward
nnd with no gentle baud dragged iletiHhall
buck Into the crowd. Haying gruflly nnd
'Must not block tho paxxagHwny 'Gainst
the rules, see?"
'What I he devil I Bay, let me go, will
your I must Heo that lady I know her
Do you hear? Who thu devil arc you, nny
way?" gaspeil Henshall, htruggllug in the
grasp of his captor
The latter smiled HOeetliigly and hold the
young man easily until the fair violinist
had passed through tho stage door.
Then lie released him, remarking. "I
know you know her, you blackguard, nnd
1 know she left orders that she wished to
see no one, and least of all you If we
could only Induce her to make a complaint
against you I would take thu greatest do
light in putting you behind the bars, you
scoundrel As yon have asked for my
name I will give you my card Here ft is,"
and he handed the artist a plain whito
piece of pastclxmrd stamped
petrctlie Police. Central Oltlco
To nay that Huusliall was surprised
would ! putting It mildly He was so in
dfgnant and astonished by thu big detect
ive's tirade that ho could only listen In
He took the card mechanically and asked
"She said she didn't want to seo tnof
Why, she don't know mo."
Hurns laughed sarcastically an ho turned
'Ilemember, young fellow, I'll keep my
eyes on you," and before Henshall could
gather his wlta sufficient to demand an ex
planation Hurns had disappeared
The young artist found himself In a
ridiculous position, the center of a guying
mob, vvien he (Mil recover himself.
'(let on to the'.lohriniol" "I'lpede patent'
Icathersl" "He would bo a masher, would
huV and other such uncomplimentary nl
Juslons wero showered on him, so he hastl
ly went around to the front of tho house,
and pushed his way to his 1kx, determined
nt the first opportunity of having an ex
plauatlou "with. Mr, .flm Burns, iletectlvo."
Two minutes after he had gone away
from thu stagu entrance n red headed mes
aenger boy shoved his way through the
crowd that still lingered there.
He rapped loudly at tho door for admit
tance, while those around regarded him
curiously, anil many asked him, "What's
"Xothln1," was his nonchalant reply.
After a delay of several minutes the stage
door was cautiously opened a few inches,
and a portion of the good naturcd Teu
tonic countenanco of Herr Oppur hecamo
Seeing the loy In uniform he admitted
htm at onco, asking- "Message? For
Without any uudue haste, nnd making
no reply, tho lad unbuttoned htn jacket,
shoved his left hand carefully Into his In
side coat pocket and pulled out a book.
Opening this carefully' he took out a mes
sage, addressed to "Miss Louise Neville,
Baldwin's theatre, urgent?' and handed it
to the impatient manager
As he saw the address tho latter turned
as If to hurry away, hut the imperturbable
messenger caught him by the coat tall,
shoved his llttlo hlick covered look In his
face and said
'Sign, please. And say, give n fellow a
ticket, will yerf"
With a smothered execration the worthy
Opper signed for thu message, and never
heeding thu boy's other request rushed olf
with the telegram to his star's dressing
As he approached it he heard the low,
swift Htrninn of "Home, Sweet Home"
played with a touch nil the violin which
made It fairly seem to speak,
The music teased abruptly as he knocked
for admission, and the. door was opened by
Miss Neville, who gnxod at her manager In
a hI art led way
'Oh, Mr Opper, Is it time to goon!' 1
had no Idea that I was Into,''
'You are not lato. The curtain will not
go up for ten minutes yet, but this dls
Catch Just arrived, and I thought It best to
ring It to you at onco."
The girl's face turned deathly pale
U-t me Ihivii It," she gaspeil
lie handed her tlie.llttlg yojlow packet
She tore thu envelope hurriedly, and It
needed hut a glance to master the contents
'Come nt onco Your father is dying.
She did not totter and fall, hut like a
thoroughbred she hold her queenly little
head up high ami said quite calmly
'I am sorry to forfeit my engagement,
Mr Opper, but I must leave you now at
JJK Great 5omposit fouel.
THE JOINT WOKK OK
W. H. Bnllou, Elln Whoolor Wilcox,
MnJ. Alfrod C. Calhoun,
Alan Dnlo, Howo & Humniol,
Paulino Hall, Inapootor Dyrnos,
John L. Sullivan,
Noll Nolson, Mary Eastlako,
P. T. Barnum. BUI Nvo.
once .My fatlier Is dying. Head," and
sho held out the message to him
'Hum, ahl" remarked OpKr
Much as he admired his fair attraction
ho did not like to lose the night's money,
oven If he had already earned a big purse
Still, In the presence of dentil he thought
(t Ust to throw up the sponge, hoping by
ngreelug amiably to arrange for her reap
pea ranee later on
In addition he had coucclved it sincere
nnd fatherly Interest lu tho lonely girl, and
so he submitted to the Inevitable and said
quite cheerfully 'Well, I suppose you
must go, my dear Hut there Is an awful
big house I don't know what we can do
You must go alone, 1 suppose I could not
get an ay to-night, and you would not wait
until to morrow How long has your fa
liter been In Chicago?"
'I did not know he was there until I ru
cclvcd this teleg'r'amV wlllch Is sent from
there," she answered, as she begun to col
lect her few belongings.
"Well, wait a minute," cried Oppur, slid
denly ruslilng out.
He found .11111 Hurns around In tho lobby
of the theatre and quickly explained mat
ters to him
'I am going to close the house and ru
turn the money to-night, hut I want to gel
Miux Neville siifelv "r first; and now. ,11m
you must follow her. I don't Tinow why,
hut I mistrust thu telegram. Will you gof
Name your own terms."
"I'll go," said Hums, "but I must ex
plain to tho chief."
"There Is no time.. Ioavo that to me.
He'll refuse mc nothing. Get a cab and
have It at tho sldu door. First let thu girl
know you arc following her. When hliu
guts In tho cab, you havoanother ono ready
and follow A train goes in twenty min
utes." "That duck you told mo to watch Is in
sldu. You'd lsjtter not say whero the girl
Is going," said Hurns.
"I won't," and with u hearty shaking of
hands thu men parted.
Five minutes later, heavily veiled, loulso
Neville emerged from tho stagu door and
entered the cab awaiting her.
As she drove olT Hurns got Into another
'cab, ordering thu driver to follow thu first.
Meantlmu Oppur was going through tho
most dllllcult ordeal known to tho theatri
cal manager, that of trying to account for
thu uon-appearaiicu of his star.
"Indies and gentlemen," hu said, glanc
ing at the vast audience apprehensively,
"Miss Neville cannot appear to-night. Ill
ness in her family llur father dying,
Message from Chicago to-night."
Then hu paused abruptly, remembering
that he had given her destination away,
and glanced at the box occupied by Hen
The latter had heard enough He was
leaving his box like a flash, so the good
hearted manager concluded his apologies
with a rush, saying, "Sorry to disappoint
you, ladles and gentlemen, and sorry to
lose the door money, hut It will hu all re
turned at the Ikix olllce, and I hope never
to disappoint you again, and believe me
your true and personal friend, Opper."
Then he rushed olT thu stagu, determined
to foil Henshall at all hazards
"Assl dolt!" weru thu put names hu called
himsulf as he rushed out and jumped Into
a hack, commanding the driver. "Union
depot, triple fare."
Ashe had surmised, Henshall was drlv
lug the same way anil just as fast in an
Ho did nut know If his Ideal woman had
already started for Chicago or not, but hu
was bound to go thcro and find her.
He rushed Into "the depot nnd taught n
ticket, and was told that a train would
leave In two minutes.
He Jumped aloard and rushed hastily
through the cars.
At last his heart gavo a great Jump and
then nearly stooped beating.
Hu saw her in a forward car, her shapely
head resting lua pathetic way on ono little
Then Indeed Henshall lost his reason, and
know that the woman beforo him was tho
woman hu truly loved.
Forgetful allkuof prudence and common
senso he walked rapidly toward him mid
laid his hand on her shoulder.
"Pardon mo. Miss Neville. If you know
how much I want to talk to you, how
much I have to say to you I I know you are
Tho last word he whispered, as there
were others about.
Thu girl could not see his face distinctly
Shu feared all strangers, so she aroso and
said Icily: "Ploasw go away. I do not know
Shu had no need to say any more.
Durns had beep just a llttlo neglectful or
else Henshall never would havo got us near
horns he hail Hut the big detcctivu de
termlned to ntono for his neglect.
-Henpplled'flsr. boot and his mWgnUicent
strength to the painter's anatomy, and
rushed htm through the car like a whirl
wind, nnd nut on tho platform.
Henshall was not a coward.
Twice had he been baffled by this burly
fellow, and now ho determined to fight
Tho scrap ensued then and there.
77ie-cniM outucd.thcu itiui tUcrc. .
Henshall knew how to use his dukes, und
jo did valiantly
Hurns, although a powerful man, know
little of the science of boxing, so his
lighter antagonist pummoled him well
with three or four straight from the
ihnuldur laiforo ho got n chance to close
with him and overpower him.
I Just then, 0Mr, hot and Indignant,
piled through tho crowd pelf mull, shout
"Hold him' Hold tho scoundrel! Vriest
During the excitement the train rolled
away and the girl was gone alone with no
oiiuof the three men, all so anxiously de
strolls of aiding her, near her
Hums u as savage, To several policemen
who quickly gathered hu dlsplajed his
badge, and then, summoning a rah and no
rotnpanlcd by Opper, he took Henshall a
prisoner to police headquarters
There Upper told thuehlef that the paint
er was a scoundrel who had been pursuing
and annoying his star.
The charge was so ridiculous that Hen
shall laughed aloud
Then, In bitter tones, ho turned to Upper
and said "You fool, If von had only come
to mo like a man I would have cleared up
.T.ir unjust huunlclot.a."
He thou explained tho case In full, claim
lug only HchKslnnis Interest lu the girl.
lie had no little trouble In proving the
truth of his statement, but he dually did.
ivlth the assistance of Mrs. Smith.
Mutual explanations ensued, anil he and
Hums shook hands and were friends, light
lug for thu niiik! cause.
''I stnrt for Chicago tonight," said Hen
shall, cjirclesH of everything.
"And I am with you," said Hurns.
Hy the midnight train Hurns ami Hen
shall were speeding toward Chicago, deter
mined to aid l,oulo Nevlllu to the utmost
of their power
XI.-l.KNA MAKI'.S A DIHCOVKHY
By P T BARNUM. Illustrated by II.
ICopjrlwhl All rlKlits revrtisl
There comes a crisis In the lives of most
people when sorrows crowd so thick mid
fast that then- is n dreary satisfaction
lu tho thought that "things cannot he
So fell Edna Crawford, sitting with
bowed head and shaken nerves, on the
train thnt is benrltijj horouwnrd to tho
bcdildu if bur dying father. Shu bitterly
regrets ever having left him, and tortures
herself with wild pictures of tho sufferings
he may havo endured at tho unscrupulous
hands of Dr. Watson.
For this man, so Inextricably untangled
with the sorrow and disgrace that aru con
nected with her past life, sho feuls a deep
and relentless loathing. It was through
his prosecutions sho was forced to luavu
her father's side, and remembering this,
her young face wears an expression of such
Intense hatred thnt It attract tho at ten
tlou of the lady occupying the opposite
Tills lady had quietly entered the car by
one door as Henry Henshall, powerless lu
thu grasp of Detcctivu Hurns, was ejected
through the other
"ii" .-j- jrr.r?
" s'ss-- y
So fell Edna Crawford, Hllthniwlthlinu'cd
Hie was diessed inan elaborate light silk
:ovn, totally uuapproprlato for traveling,
.tiul over a dainty little theatre bonnet was
pinned a heavy dark veil that completely
covered her faco.
Hcneath the veil was thu tear stained
(ouuteiiaucu of Iasim Henshall, who had
been aroused by thu tragic expression of
Kdna Crawford's faco Into thinking there
was perhaps somu ono else ns unhappy as
Two hours Is-'fore, when Henry Honshall
left his young wife for the pursuit of his
fascinating Ideal, Lena had wandered aim
lessly up nnd downier llttlu-pnrlor.-iiproy
to bitter meditations. Sick at heart from
brooding over her husband's neglect and
thoughts of a lonely and loveless future,
sho called Mrs, Smith and announced her
intention of passing '.o evening at tho
theatre. At the sight of tho girl's tear
stained face Mrs. Smith wisely held her
tongue, hut thu cynical smile that played
about he, thin lips caused young Mrs.
Henshall to feel for hertrusted companion
a sudden hot dislike.
When Mrs. Smith left to make some
preparation for accompanying her, le,n
throw herself on thu Ik'iI In a paroxysm of
hitter weeping. Ilur thoughts turned
longingly toward hur father, to whom sho
hnd always gouu for advicu and sympathy,
and with these thoughts came the sudden
determination to go to him without delay.
Sho knew that Hanker Ilnrtmau was then
In Chicago on an Important financial mis
sion, and summoning a bell, Ixiy sho- pro
cured a timo table, nnd found, that with
hastu sho could catch tho 8:H0 Chicago ox
press. Sho thrust a fow articles Into a vnllso,
and leaving a brief message for Mrs. Smith
to tho effect "that shu had decided to go
out ulouo and not to wait up for her," sho
stepped into a, cabnnd was soon nt tho
"Union dejMjt.fSbe purchMdhertteket,
securing the only remaining section on the
train, nnd Isiforo she had timo to realize
tho Importunco of tho step sho had taken
sho was whirling nwny en route for Chi
cago lycna was suddenly brought back to the
consciousness of her position by tho porter,
who was collecting tho compartment tick
ets preparatory to making up the Isirths
Kdna, who lu tho haste of hur depart uro
i ad neglected to secure auy sleeping sec
'ton, now found that everything bad I wen
irevlously engaged, and that the only alter
native to sitting up all night was an unlu
Wtlng looking lounge at tho end of tho car
Mrs. Henshall, who had been attracted by
mo girl's despairing faco, stepped forward
tnd offered her tho other lerth in her own
Kdna accepted gratefully, and warmly
thanked her unknown companion for her
As she moved from the scat her foot
couched a small, dark object lying on the
loor close to her chair. It was a leather
:ard rase, stamped with the initials "II. It
Witli a view to discovering tho owner
ndiin opened It, and uxtractlng ono of the
lilts of mstelonrd read aloud, "Mr., Henry:
Itowmi Henshall, Now York city."
"Why this must havo Is-en dropped by
the gentleman who spoke to me just ns
tho train was leaving San Francisco," sho
lenn had grown deadly pftlo. "The
guutlemnn whihK)ko to youf" sho ques
tit: ;-, sr
"Yiw," replied Kdna hesitatingly, "n
fall, bbii'lo gentleman who has followed
ma on several previous occasions. This
evening he spoke to mo and I resented It
A similiter present nt the time nmo to my
nsslstniuc, nnd In thu disturbance that fol
lowed this card cuso wns probabl) lost " j
liCiin Henshall remained silent Cnislicd ,
and humiliated by this proof of her bus
band's duplicity she had not the courage
to further question her companion .
Her love for her husband was the first
grand emotion of her life, and llio dlscov
cry she had Just made filled her with a
mad, wild Jealousy. When she llnnlly re
tired for the night It wns with Iho pleas
lug knowledge that III tho berth ulxmi her,
by her own Invltntlou, lay thu girl who
was the cause of her husband's IndllTcr
em e, and probably tho possessor of her luu
How long she tossed about In her nar
row liertli, wiikuful nnd miserable, Lena
lust as merciful sleep was closing her
weary cjnllds there catnu a sudden Jar,
then a horrid crash, u shriek that rent tho
air. n blow upon her brad thnt miidii a
hideous glare of light, and then darkness
absolute and blessed unconsciousness
The papers of the following day were
filled with the ghastly details of the awful
railway accident near H --.
Thnunmosnf the surviving passengers,
together with a list of the killed anil
wounded, wero published, but the iiaino of
1M n a Crawford, alias lOiilso Neville, did
not appear lu any of these accounts, nor
did tlie strictest and most diligent lu
qulrles throw any light on the complete
ami mysterious disappearance of thin
' . 'iiijifrr will appear next week. Thin
is by lllll Nye, isiieaily four columns u
length ntid contnins a largo nimilM'i' of lllus
ti at Ions. Dout miss It,
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ir ! BIB nlTllllflliilnr
ii 1 111 1 HII
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