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FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1907. ,
THE MORNING ASTOIU AN,
FOR THE LOVE OF A STAR
H HMI HHMHIII
s star had married an actress in hi
my. Comments nd propheoie
i Anlpr. The comedv man voiced
were ia order. The comedy man
the concensus of opinion when he screw
ed his eomic face into a scowl, laid aside
the morning paper containing the notice,
and remarked In hi mellow, far-reaching
The shir a a uiau of wonderful
talent. There were moments ,and many
f them, when Genius took him by the
hand, and he walked with her humbly
and without vanity.
Ha took hit fcride to a little cottage
down on Long Island. The taf him
self walked a a god upon the earth, be
ing crowned with a radiant content. lie
Bad found his mate, 10 his soul whis
kered to him; and he believed hia iouL
and was satisfied.
Hi mate had been a person of more or
lew sot-ill terportam She wis ac
customed to seeing such things as mar
rages conducted in a more decorous
fashion; but thera bad been something
intensely) thrilling in being swept off ner
feet by'Braithwaite's tempestuous woo
hg, and she did not regret that he had
taken her half -conscious assent to a
speedy marriage to mean an almost In
stantaneous appearance at the altar.
'When she found herself on her way
to the cottage on Long Island, the had
bea frightened for a moment) but a
look iato Brsithwsite' wonderful dark
yes his sole elaim to beauty lad not
sssly reassured her, but had started to
life something within her that was Beret
to die. 6b Braithwaite took bit wue
way mm the- haunts of tt, and they.
Bred together where only the birds and
U trees, and an inconspicuous servant
r two, could behold their happiness;
and the man's fife broadened and filled,
and the woman's life began.
It was too known among the com
pany that ia the star-manager's new
play his wife was to be bis leading wo
man. Mary WeathereL Boer Mary Braith
waite, bad held that proud position tem
porarily, the season VJefor, while Mia
foster, be predecessor, irks nursing a
aprained ankle. In the privacy- of her
wn room, Jd5 hotter ailed Heaven to
witness that never had such injustice
been Mom to mortal woman; for bad
sot everybody told her that Miss Wea
there was nothing short of imposible
for the new playT But those who said
M bad not foreseen that the leading wo
man's part would be presented to Mary
Braithwaite' as H wdding-gTrt TflJa btf
"Fool! fool! Poolt" Mtes Foster coin-"
ted, and the may have meant Mary, or
Braithwaite or herself, or all three.
The star end hit wife returned.- Re
hearsal began. And oVer the shoulder,
as it were, of an uncongenial role, Miss
Foster in an unbecoming rain-coat and
shabby shoe watched 'Mary. The star
watched Mary also, and a growing hor
ror came upon him. He could have beat
ail hia head or plucked at hia hair, or
performed eny of those little ceremonies
by which one may relieve an over
wrought mind. Except that the star wat
not of the Foster temperament, he would
lave cried to himself, ':Fooll Fool!" and
he would hare meant himself and not
Mtiry, hig wife, his darling, growing
more and more beautiful day by day, as
love glowed in her eyes and touched her
Eps to tenderness 1 And Mary, the ac
tress the stiff, stilted woman whose ut
terances of passion end remorse rang
with a falseness for which he praised
God at one moment, and with the next
breath cursed the black abyss of her ig
"I don't like to suggest it, dear," said
Sfory one day, "but do you think those
lines in the third act are quite, quite
nice! Of course I know you wouldn't
want me to play the part if it weren't
perfectly right, but perhaps just a litle
might be cut. j
"Do you, would you, want to exchange
parts uith "
But Mary's hand was over his mouth.
"Dearest, don't think I'm not pleased.
'Why, Gerald, the proudest moment of
my life will be when I play this part and
people see "that you have chosen me to
play it! It seemed to me just the least
bit too broad just there, that's all,
You must realize, dear, that I had to
make a big fight to get on the xtage,
anyhow, and I've never played just that
kind of a part. But I love it, dear,
truly I do." :
"How narrow I am!" she said to her
self later. "I must let myself go more.
I must feel it. Now I wonder how I'd
feel if I'd been untrue to Gerald?"
She shuddered at her own" words, "and
taking his picture from her dressing
room table, pressed it to her cheek.
" And 'next day Miss Foster," watching
with tragic eyes the star and his bride
in their respective roles noted a new
tTnsity'ih'Mary BraitSwaite'' voice. The
feeding woman fancied she was "let
ting beiself go."
: Meantime, the star grew paler, as his
wife anxiously noted. After rehear
sals he seemed specially worn. She
made for him delightful little surprises
in the way of strengthening concoctions,
and coaxed him to 'drink them. She'
brooded over him with a sweetness that
made him tremble, and stilled the words
on his lips.
But the star bad made up his mind.
Miss Foster had been understudying the
feading woman's part, fortunately for
4H into fiA haA maA bin wife must h
voiid doubt. He owed it to every, one.
U herself most of all. But how eoukf
he strike her and not Imrtt How could
he wound her pride and leave uo sting!
One afternoon, as he looked at her,
busy about some careful preparation for
him, it seemed to him that he must give
up the play. Hi contract and hers
might be broken into a thousand bit
before that tenderly loving face should
bear the least question of doubt or dis
tress. "Now, take this." Mary slipped to a
footstool and leaned against him while
she coaxed. "You're worrying about
something she said suddenly. "Can't
vu tell met" His eyes looked deep in
to hers. She wised herself to his breast
and laid her arm about hi neck.
I wish I could
love you 80!" she said.
"Mary!" He held her dote. "Left go
away; Left give trp the play, otm
our contract, go back to our little eot
tase. Oh, darling, we didn't Bnlb it
out, w haven't had even our littla abort
Hit month trembWl and his bands
shook upon her shoulders. Mary's face
"Darling boy"sb said, end In her
voice wat all tht lovt ht had ever
shown for him, ttronger and more ure
of itself, "you are worn out The time
for ut to finish up our happy ail alone
honevmoon hasn't come yet, and we
mustn't think of taking it in any uch
unfair way. It wiQ come; and mean
while we have .our work, and we are
BralthWaite gathered he tuddrtry to
him. "We have our Wort," be repeat
ed," end we'll manage tome way
"I wonder what is worrying bun!"
mused Mary. M Foster playt her
part rather badly. Perhaps it that.
Rehearsal begin oae - a? without
Mary. A severe keadaefce kept bet la
a darkened room. Braithwaite, kissing
her good-by, end ' leaving her to her
maid't ministrations, wat conscious of
a growing irritatios within himself at
he approached the roes re. fie knew
the toext step be wat going to take, ud
he despised himself for bis cowardice.
Beyond that next step he did not dare
Late that afternoo wek, lafiguM,
vaguely curious that Braithwaite bad
not telehotted her, Mary crept into the
darkened front of the theatre,
"He't got Mist Foster to go through
thr part, she said to herself, at she
caught one of her cue and taw Mitt
She listened idly, weakness from the
now vanished h end ache dulling her sen.
sea. Then she sat up straighter. There
was a Curious sensation of something
happening. !We that Gerald! Yea, tbose
were his line. "I could have forgiven
you anything!" She femembered bow
she hated to have him say that.
seemed fo her that there would never be
anything to forgive between them. Was
that Miss Foster! Yes, surely, that was
her rain coat. But her voice 'sounded
different. That deep, thrilling, magnetic
voice the never remembered to have
heard H before; yet those were her lines.
What waa the mater! She put ner
and to her head and tried to think.
But the spell of the scene wat upon
her. It was the same, yet different,
Three were living, suffering human be
ings. Her heart ached with the man'i
sorrow and the woman' remorse. Even
.Miss Foster ungainly attire could not
detract from her marvelous depiction of
the part that Mary had considered "the
least bit too broad."
And Gerald; She watched him breath
When the scepe ended there was
spontaneous burst of applause from the
rest of the company It ceased as sud
denly us it had begun, and Braithwaite
abruptly declared the rehearsal over.
Mary hurried outside. She hailed
hansom and got home as quickly
possible. She changed from her street
frock Into a loose wrapper and wa ly
ini; on her couch when, she beard her
All this long day!" he exclaimed,
as he bent over her.
"I haven't been lonely," she declared,
"I heeded the rest."
"Yes, dear. And the head!"
"Oh, better! Much better!"
There was a curious excitement about
Briathwaite. Watching him, she could
see that the inspiration of his work had
hardly worn away.
' "Won't you go And have a good ride.
Gerald?" she asked him. "It will rest
"Are you sure you don't want. met
"I always want you; bu I'm a little
."I'll go, dear!" He hesitated. "We had
a good rehearsal. I must Perhaps I'
better tell you by and by,
'"'Yes, tell me by and by; but have
youf nde first."
The "strained, anxious look was com
ing back to his face; she recognized it
she ' turned away as if to sleep.
stooped down and kissed her and went
swiftly from the room.
Mary lay. very still. Then she began to
tremble.'and great sobt shook her from
head to foot,
"I'm a failure!" she whispered to her
self. "A failure and that little Fos
ter woman is to take my place! She
sha'n't! I will play it. I will be teen
beside him. He't my husband1 it's my
right!" She got up from the couch
- ''- - irr-vr "That .little
gly woman, she sha'n't have it! He gave
to me. she repeated. I lien sue
huddered and went back to the couch.
IVIilHMt'K- she let the scene come
ack to her miiul. She let her sense re
ive again, from memory, the strung im
vhn of those two, man and wonwn,
as. soul to soul, the magic of their act
ripped all aide ,till naked truth stood
orih. That wa real, that was the uu-
hor's erewtiou and the nrtlt' inter
pretation; her whole being felt it. Then,
hat had she Men doing! A failure!
She wa worse disgrace!
A bitter anger took possession of her.
r soul revolted against it own de
lve. Her limitations rose up aroiinu
her like lofty walls and over their top
ere jeering faces. Hi leading woman!
,ed to make a fool of herself I
She went to her dressing table, took
Braithwaite' picture, and scanned it
You said yon loved me he cried to
"but you save me this part a you'd
give jewel to a child to play with and
now you want the jewel for the one
h0 can wear it. But Tm not a child I
And once more he threw herself face
downward among the couch-pillow.
After hi ride, Briathwaite wa very
quiet. Be watched hit wife carefully
a she at a light dinner from the tray
he himself carried to ner.
"You don't feel like talking, do you!
he asked tt he tat by her later.
Yes, talk to me, Gerald, but if you
dont mind we'll let the play and the re
hearsals go out of our minds just for
to-night. Left talk about the little
tottage, where we first went when
Braithwaite slipped to the fur rug by
her couch and laid bit head sgaintt her
Tb. iftriitiff" Be saw. "u we were
onlii there now and it wa all ovtr!
Us turned bis face down on the pillow.
It teat a boyish notion, but it had S
man' hurt in ft. Mary't mouth curved
Into a tender smile.
"It m soon be over." the said; "the
last rehearsal the first performance, the
short first run. But away with it bow I
You were happy, weren't you!"
"Happy!" His face came around and
bis dark, beautiful eyes looked into
hers. "I'm happy el day sad every de?
with you, dear; ths only ushappineaa I
could ever know would be to hurt or
grieve you, to have yon think"
I'm not going to think juat bow," she
tilenced Urn. " Let' talk about the lit
tie cottage, and the big tree by onr cor
ner window, and the lane that went
down to the pond."
He acquiesced to her mood, and the
dreamy, balf-fanciful talk that followed
earned Marl1 into dreamland, firaith
waits left her sleeping. ,- - -. ' v-
The next morning the sent him away
"Can't you get on without m1" he
asked. "I want to go and tee my good
old doctor, who understand these bead
acbet of sine."
"Tell Kim from me that you're not to
have another, if he knowt what' good
"Oh, hell prescribe something I know,
"Well, I'll see you Viter, then. When
wil! you be around!"
"Xow,ow can I tell! I'm your lead
ing woman am I not! And I have
whims. , Can't Miss Foster rehearse
He started back toward her, bis face
Mary!" he began, but she pushed him
"Bun along!" she laughed.
After he had gone, she put a few
things into a bag. His picture came
"Dearest," she said slowly, "it's all
can do. It will make it easier for you
and not so hard not so very hard for
About four that afternoon, a messen
ger handed Braithwaite a note. As
he read it, there came a puzled look on
hi face then amazement, and anxiety
and a big sigh of relief. j
"Ladies and gentlemen," he said, turn.
ing to the company at that moment on
the stage, "I very much regret to tell
you that Mrs, Braithwaite tias gone.
very suddenly, by her physician's order,
to Lakewood for a few weeks' ret. Dr.
Walker who has known her from child
hood, has advised her to lose no time in
checking the neuralgic headaches which
with her alway signifies nervous break.
down. She is very, ereatlv disappointed
but feels sure that Miss Foster will fill
her part, during, at least, the short first
run" '- .:."
He turned and walked abruptly from
the stage. The comedy 1 man, who ran
against him a moment . later, interrup
ted his excited perusal of a time-table.
"Say, Briathwaite," be remarked in bit
mellow voice, 'he's all to the good!
'What ' do you mean!" timrply re
turned the star.
"Bhe was out front yesterday, while
yu and Ml Foster were on Iivthe third
"She couldn't have been."
'"I saw her."
"Did any one else!"
, "Just little me. I was in a dark cor
ner resting when she came in." '
"She sha'n't do this she sha'n't, give
up her part!"
"She' done it, and you're glad of it.
You ought to. be all. around. . She' all
to the good he repeated, and he, held out
4 sympathetic bund.: ,
: Braithwaite took, it half consciously,
and then winced'afc itrgrip.
"Once I, had one,'1, concluded the comi
edy man, "just that kind,1! All pluck,
Theji don't make the moften." His face
worked. "Darn the acting!" And he
turned on bis heel and went back to the
utaee. Munsey Magazine,
Pioperty oi ths Company it the Schoen-
field Placer WhicH Have Not Beta
Worked for Some Time and Art Said
to Rub as High at Ijo.ooo to ths Act
VILL GLEAN GOLD
ydraulic Mining Company in
0 OPERATE ON ROGUE RIVER
fortmio of C L Mangimi, a former
nut' r milling iimn mid who wa
prenldent of Ww Grant' !' Miner
Afttwintlun, but wlw t to Nevada a
lew months ago, locating in the Vermin
dUtiict. Judge J. tt Booth of thi city,
who Intcreitjed with Mr. Mnngum In
1 he GM Hun lode, near Vermis, states
tlmt he h received word frm hl part
ner that a fiilmlou strike luu been made
on thr Gold nun. Ore running 130,000
a (on ha been struck.
STEADY STREAM OF CHINESE.
STRIKE AT OOLDFIELD.
TONWAH. Nev,, August 22.-A long
Untune message from Gold Held say
th Miner' I'nlon lust night indorsed a
walkout from the Mohawk Mine. Thirty
llvs men walkod out from the Combina
tion mine, where the ciitnge room has
been finished. TheJM Top change room
will he coinpletedin a wrk aud it I
expected that the men will walk out
fiom that, The operators lay they will
Jnot recede from their posltlou and this
look like another long siege and my
result In t general atrlk.
OfUNT'8 PASS, Of., Augut S2.-A
number of Grant' r mining men hv
oririuiised a company and will engage in
mining on their wa responsibility, in
new Incarporstkm is known ss the 1111
Oste Mining Coinpaay, with propertle
near Hell Gat on Rope JUver below
Great's Pats. The principal properties
ar ths old Scboenflsld piscer diggings,
which have beta operated in a desul
tory manner for several year. The
digging srs smong the richest la South
ern Oregon, the channel carrying gold
t ths rats of 40.000 and SW.OOO sn
sere. The Hell Cats Company will re
place the present crude equipment with
larger and mors modern sydreulia min
ing staehlBery. Ths main drawback to
ths Hell Cat placers is ths lack of
ater, but thi will be remedied by tb
coattructioa of longer and larger
ditches and lumes sad tb plating of
dam to conserve ths supply. Tb busi
ness met interested ia ths Hell Gate
mine art: George 8. Calhoun, W. B.
fcherman. 0. S. Blencherd, J. L. Calvert,
Claud Schmidt. August Ftcb, J. D.
Cooby and R. E. Gilbert. The company
ha placed a crew and will have tbe
placers equipped sad ready for opera
tion by the arrival of winter rain.
Samuel Bowdea. a former gpokans
miner, who bat been engaged ia mining
i Souther Oregon tor tbe pat tbre
years, ha bonded tbe lamout 01a !:
Layton hydraulic placer mines of Wil
liams district. These placers were the
property, of the late Jack Layton,
pioneer Southern Oregon miner. They
comprise more than 600 acre of mineral
ground, the chief feature of which is a
vest old channel of remarkable richness,
Although thi old channel ba been oper
ated on for nearly 0 years, only a small
portion of it, comparatively, baa been
wosked. The water supply, which some,
from the main' fork of William Creek
through two ditches, on of 13 and the
otbef of .23 mile, is the beet of ny
Southern Oregon hydraulic mine.. Mr.
Bowden is overhauling the properties
and will operate them on an extensive
New i received her of the good
Empre of India Bring Ovtr 600 Mors
VICTORIA, Aug. 82Th ttesm-
hip Kmpr of Indit, which arrived
ti l morning, brought 74 passengers, of
whom 018 war Chinese bound W point
ia Canada, Madeira and ths West Indie.
The corgo Included mors than million
Mar' worth of illk and tllk good.
Among the notable paaenger were
Uourt Vsy deVera, noted dlgallary of
tbe Roman Cstholio Church, H. kV Pol
lack, Attorney General of liyngkong,
Bishop Grave of Shanghai and W. U
Kill of the Publlo Works Department Of
The steamer Ktga Maru, which slso
arrived today from Yokohama, brought
Dr. Omlro, anted Japaaess irafl!oglral
expert, bound to The N,tb,rlsnils to
tttend the International Sslsmoioglcal
Advice , fro Manila stats that
Roberto Oabslero, alias King Tong, one
of the moat famou of the flusrilla
Mrtm in the Phlllnolne Island, ba
- -r- - " - IS
barn wntenced to life Imprisonment
Cabalero's et fight we wits ths Musi
ripsl President tad eight pollcemea of
the town of Tuberaa.
Remedy for Plsnhosa Ktw Known to
"I wtnt to ssy a sw word for
Cbsmberlsln' Colic, Cholsra and War-
rboea Remedy. X hsrs used this prepa
ration In my family for the past firs
yesre and bars recommended it tt) a
number of people In York county toil
save never known it to fail to effect a
euro in any Instance, 1 feel that I CM
not y too much for ths best remedy ol
IQ PfllU WWW, W
Spring Grove, York County, Pa. Thi
remedy Is for sals by Frank Hart and
.nW 111 mi ii im I,
m 1 miw'iw mm 1 -11 mi mi
TJde Table for .'httmst,
BUKOAY .. ... ft
Tuesday .. ..
wedaoaday .. .. 7
Wednesday .... 7
Thursday .. ...
Friday .. ......
Tuesday .. ....II
Wednesday ., ..It
Saturday .. ...17
SUNDAY .. ...U
Friday .. .
I P. U.
ft I b.m.
Ttiuradae .. ... 1
Wednesday .. .. 7
Thursday .. ... I
Saturday .. ,...10
Monday .. .....11
Wednesday .. ..14
Thursday .. ...11
Friday ,, ......11
tTueaday .. ....19
Wednesday .. ..11
Thursday .. ...11
Tuesday .. ....11!
Wednesday .. ..Ill
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