The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, December 11, 1913, Image 7
RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF i '), i M y, NOT IN THE PUT Aotor Found Martyrdom Whioh He Resigned in Saintly Manner. to By MRS. GENERAL PICKETT. I wu growing stout My useful ness In life Is limited to being wound ed In battle every night In a war drama and rescued by the hero who dashes past on horseback and bends down at full gallop to lift me from the ground In his strong left arm, his right dangling helplessly In a sling, and rides triumphantly oft the field with me. "By the Lord Harry," said the hero one night when he had dropped me after we had achieved our exit, "if you gain another sixteenth of an ounce the company will be wrecked." The prospect threw me Into a state of extra blueness, which ought to have relieved me of many pounds. While I waa In this state of woful, If prosper ous looking, uncertainty, I recovered consciousness one evening In the sec ond act on the hospital cot, where the hero was In the habit of depositing me after my rescue, and saw a new face bending over mo with an expres sion which must have looked very sympathetic from the front. Hereto fore I had been accustomed to open ing my eyes upon a shock-headed boy with a pug nose and a habit of Jab bing me on the forehead when he ought to have smoothed my pillow af fectionately. "Where ami?" I wild in the lines of the play, feebly, but with due refer once to the pit and gallery. Thon in an undertone "you are an angel. Tell mo who you are and how you came." "You are safe, rescued by the hero-, Ism of your noble captain," ebo re plied for . the Information of the; audience. To me privately "Don't be a goose and spoil the play." I watched her as she performed the duties which the playwright had pre-' scribed aa necessary to my restora-j tion to active .service In my country's cause, my -heart sinking as I realized that it was all for the entertainment of tho soulless public. WhiM her blue' eyes were turned upon my face In ten der solicitude, J fell into deep depres sion, reflecting that it was only In ac cordance with explicit stage direc tions. It was not long before the state , of my mind began to prey upon me to an alarming extent "Dy mo .halldom!" exclaimed the hero not that the hero knew what his halldom was any more than 1 did. He had been reading historic novels of the middle period with a view to dis covering a character worthy of his histrionic ability "me worthy squire, thou art becoming a lean and hungry Caosius! Oadrooks! I could circle .the tower with tine by the strength of my good right arm!" After a 'time Lois told monher sor rowful little .story. "If people .bad not fancied that I waa pretty It might not have happen-, ed," she Bald despairingly. "Why did they ever think so?" "I suppose, because they are not blind." "Don't be stupid in real life. It's .bad enough on .the stage. I didn't mind it as long as It was only papa and the .aunts and uncles who thought so. Your own people have a right to think anything .they want about you. But when Mr. Bracebrook took to thinking so, It was moro than I could stand." "Who Is Mr. Bracebrookr' "Oh, he Is a a mana rich man." "If 1 were a girl I would rather a rich man would think mo pretty than a poor one," 1 said with a sinking of the heart as I reflected bow Insignifi cant would be the value of my opinion of any girl's beauty. "You never were a girl. You don't know anything about It. Mr. Brace brook is sixty-seven years old." "There Is no law either in nature or courts .of state that .requires a man to lose bis sight at sixty-seven." "No, but I am seventeen." "Adorable age!" "And be wanted to marry me and that Is all, except that papa wanted .him to and that was the worst .of all." 0h, so ou ran away and came .here?" ' "Papa aad your manager are old .friends? Quae when we wace rehears ing for a charity play the manager .came aad watched us and .gave us .pointers. He .told me that it ever I should want to jo on the stage In real .earnest I must mom to him. J thought than thai I new should, but I reck oaed wrthoet Mr. Bracebrook," However well Adapted I might .have becoma to my mlaor part the plajr was fcound jto floats to an tad with the pub lic. Plays are like Jaumaa lives; they are bora. taey Um their little tarn, tasy die, and new eaes take taalr plena. Then we brought oat that nttls tains of ditch's wherein I, in ta character of a desperate villain, lead a party of freebooters against a castle in which the princess Is lodged for safety aad incidentally carry off Lois as the oriental maid of the princess. One day at rehearsal she told me that she bad seen her father. "He did not see me, but be may at any tine." "He will never recognise you in the play." The popular idea of oriental beauty as dark and lustrous had completely bidden the blonde Identity of Lois. "I can't stay shut up all the time I'm on the stage." , I grew bold In the presence of her jdespair. , "There Is one way out" "One way Is enough." . "If you are willing to take It." "Anything would be better than go ing back." "You would have to marry me." "Ohr A look of horrified surprise swept over her countenance and then she laughed. 1 "I should not want you to sacrifice yourself." i "Please don't hesitate on that ac count I have always longed for a martyrdom to which I might bo re signed In a saintly manner." Then we bofh laughed, I from sheer happiness, for I knew that she had seen all these weeks how things stood Iwith me, and did not approve at least as compared with Mr. Brace forook and she well, 1 don't know why she laughed unless It might have 'been with the hope of escape. "We'll have to run away between Jmy carrying you off and your restora tion to your sorrowing friends at the end of the play." That evening when I captured her we went out into the street. There was a little church off at the far end of the town, the pastor of which was a frend of mine. Ho often exhortod me to forsake the evil of my way. He had promised to marry us at tho altar of his church at ten o'clock. ; I called a cab and In a moment we were rattling along the street We had proceeded about halt tho distance when 1 observed a hansom following ub around the corner. As we stopped at the church door and I assisted Lois to alight the other cab drovo up and an old gentleman stepped out. I needed no word to tell me who he was. He came hurriedly toward us, his gaze fixed earnestly upon Lois. Sho turned her face to ward him, tho light from the street lamp falling full upon It and her colls of shining black hair. He drew back and bowed apologetically. "I beg your pardon. In mo you see a broken-hearted father who seeks his daughter. Something 1 heard at tho theater mado mo think that this might be she. 1 am wrong. Sho 1b fair and has golden curls." "You need not apologize.' I Bald ""Much as 1 love tho oriental coloring therein this lady 'walks In beauty Ilka tho night,' .1 could almost wish that Bho .rivaled the Illy in fairness and was -crowned with a wreath of tresses like the golden flood of Pactolus. Not only that you might bo pleased with a daughter, .but that she might have the comfort of .a futher's prcseuco at thlB time." "If there is anything I can do for an orphan maid it will be a comfort to my own heart to be permitted to do it." "Yqu are very kind, sir. We have come "to thiB church to bo married. If ;you, a kind-hearted stranger, with a daughter whom you love, would give .her away in marriage, it -would bo a (Pleasant thing -for her .and I should .feel less like a robber." "1 do not know you, but I suppose .sue does, and If she .Is satisfied why should .1 .refuse?" ".I am Oswald. Svensen of tho Gloria theater, a player of many parts on tho istago, and tonly one, that of honest .man,. off the boards. The lady Is Miss .Elsio Marclunont of the .eame com pany." That' really was her stage name, so .It was true enough. ,1 trembled lest ho should Interrupt the ceremony at tho name of tho bride, but he only startled slightly and then seemed to reflect that ho had .not heard aright. Tho preacher was wretchedly hoarse. Qn tho church steps the old gentle man turned to us and Bald: "I wish you .young people all the happiness that I could wish of my own (daughter In like circumstances. I must go elsewhere to find her." The look of sadness In his face struck to tho heart of Lois. "Do not seek her farther," she said, pulling the wig aft her head and let ting the waves of fold fall around her. "I cannot wash oft the paint until I finish the play, but then you will see tfto same little white face that has worried you all my life." Copyright, by Dally Story Pub. Co.) , flrestnce of Mind. -Ta, sir," said the old-time man ager. "It was a terrible moment. The theater was on fire and over a thou sand people sitting there in front.- 1 was afraid of a panic, but suddenly the teeptratioa came. I sent Miss Scrawaey out apon the stage to re cite lOarfew sftull Net Elog To night.'" "Yes,M sett the excited listener. The House was empty in Jast three minutes by the watch!'' said the man ager. Haraer's Weakly. Aaewt a Weman. Mr: Oodeman Little boys shoaldnt fight Won't you let sae help you out? Mnggsy Bare! As els is going to he far blood, you might stand over der and catch de lady la case she swoons! Puck. 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