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Aether at "John Bredon. flllltor,M
n JSrttigh, headmatttr of Ttarptrt
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lv la send nr SatAerltit cy fa Kit
aenoyl- Ouy, ins toy, ti to tnhirtl tht
Mil TPImotrlM Mtate, and at Ml wtw1,
Jiwrf Arthur unlit, ij)l(iH to JTrlHffN
Htrt art many rslatliws wso utuld likt
ip ttt tht top put out 0 way,
tft tky mltfSl InArrU A ssiar.
For r few momenta the two mn looked
at each other In silence. MurderT That is
the on thing that does not ooour to any
'one living In a civilized counttTi the ono
thing we do not think It necessary to
guard against. We Insure our lives against
'accidents, our goods against lira and burg
lary, we bolt and bar our doors and wo
erosa tho at rests very carefully. But It
never oeoura to ua that It la In tho power
( almost any man to take our Uvea from
ua If ho chooses to do so. Buoh a wild
Idea never entem Into our calculations.
TVo no more provide for auoh a contln--ajenoy
than wa provide for tho possible
nd of the world.
The sllenoo lasted for ton seconds. Than
Bohn Brlelgh laughed.
"Really, my dear Lord Arthur'
"I thought you'd laugh. Well, If you'd
feeen with me during the last two years In
Central Africa you'd see tha possibility of
ueh & thing."
"But hare In Englandr
"Well, It wasn't so tory long ago that
very man went about armed against a
possible attempt on his life. Wa'ro more
civilized now, but olvlllzatlon doesn't en
tirely alter men's natures. It only deprives
them of opportunities. I know what I've
Just said Is like throwing a bombshell Into
a vestry meeting. But I'm not talking of
the Impossible. For tho last three yonrs
tny nephew has been watohed by a detoo
tlve" "Lord Arthur you're Joking surely '
"Precious little Joke about It Tho fel
low has been up there at Monksllver no
less a person than tho first footman my
tster-tn-law doesn't know she would
never have another moment's happiness
If sha knew. But the fellow Is there all
right and I've been paying him all the
"But, Lord Arthur why what grounda
bare you for suposlng that anything so
"I'll Just tell you, but you must promise
CM you'll keep It to yourself. If my stster-n-law
over know, I believe she'd worry
herself to death "
"Of cofurso I'll keep the Information to
myself. Don't toll me If you'd rather not
I'll take your word for It that that you
have good reasons for employing a dotec
tlve." "Oh, you'd better know. The boy Is
trolng to bo In your charge the best part
ef each year now for somo considerable
time. I don't want you to think I'm a
nervous Idiot. I'd Uks to Justify myself.
Well, about three years ago nn attempt
was made to kidnap my nephew. You
can pretty well guess what that meant."
"Tou can put It like that. If you please.
Well, tho facts ore Just those. The boy
was to meet me at Buston. I was to tnke
htm north to stay with an aunt. His
tutor, a reliable fellow, was to deliver
htm safety Into my hands Thoy were to
airlve at Huston an hour before the train
Started, and were to have lunch at the
Station Before they left Monksllver a
telegram arrived saying that I would
meet them at St. Pancras, as I had de
eded to travel.by tho othor line. They
srrived at Bt Pancras, and wero met by
a man, who gnvo tho tutor a note pur
potting to be from me. It was to the
affect that Z oould not possibly leave Lon
don that day,' and that my valet the
bearer of the note, would travel up north
With Lord Wtmberley. and see him safely
to his destination. Brans, the tutor, did
Hot know ray valet by sight, but tha
Bote was written on paper stamped with
my address In t James street and there
Old not teem to bo anything auspicious
eYbout the business, Evans, however, who
Was storting off that afternoon with hla
brother for a holiday In Italy, behaved
like n trump. Ha sent a telegram to his
brother and took the boy up to York
Ha paused and relit tha cigar, which
bad gone out
"A trap?" said John Erlelgh.
"Yes. I was waiting at Buston all the
time. We ntver -found out who the man
was couldn't traoa hlra at all. Directly
in i .
WHEN Ruth's father loft for a Ions
trip East on business, he prom
ised to bring her somo pretty present
en his return. A beautiful necklace
A of blue and ellver beads was what ho
filbrought. Ruth prized it yery highly,
"both because be brought and be
W cause it was bo pretty and sho wore,
f H only on very "special'' occasions.
' Sho knew vary well that a trip to
the wooda waa not a suitable time to
wear Jewelry, but she waa going with
n. crowd of girt friends and she wanted
bo much to wear tha necklace' so as
to ahow it to them. The more aba
thought about it, the more she wanted
to wear It thinking works that wajf
sometimes, you know.
Til not say anything to mother
bout It," ahe said to herself, "for she
la so busy today, Til Just wear it under
ft 9 -,. T . f .
nay btga to Auaf,
Sy jrwaatar, then when wa alt down
5 laaofa, l can throw open my sweater
I 'farther y lovely neaklaea will
smw rm sura mother wmldn't
pBJnd, and any way If a my neoltiaaa
8 Hutb. didn't aek her eonsJW
Ktf s advice, aha lust vp (he
, Am tha. Jaly jarty of jttrtj reached
- ha w4, tba fn. bcu Tiia lava
flay 40 tha ground in great Uea of
Tttanattnesa tba tya wr full of nut,
mwnJi m t ma im mmi
d Story of Love rftjk
ttvn Informed him of his decision
ha left tha atatlon, and no ona has ever
set eyes on htm since. Ha was a small,
thin, olean-ahaven man, with dark eyas
and black hatr streaked with gray noth
ing remarkable about htm. Evan said
that ha looked Ilka a very lespectabta
For nearly half a mlnut tharo was
silence. John Erlelgh stared nt the ex
amination papers on the table, ami draw
a few meaningless lines on tha oornar of
ona of thtfn with hla blue peaclU Lord
Arthur folded hla arms, and, loaning back
in his ohair, looked up at a. large engrav
ing of tho school oh a p si.
"It could have baan only blackmail,"
said ttrleigh after a pause, "It's bean
dona before. Who would hurt a boy like
that? Besides. Lord Arthur, you are tha
hair to tho title and tho estates. I don't
quite ms " .
"Oh. I can look after myself," laughed
"Than, you think t"
"I don't think anything, rm n, bit
onrefut, that's all. You see, I go a good
deal Into countries where a man carries
his Ufa In his hands. I'm usod to botng
"Who would Inherit tha estates after
yqu and the boyT"
"Dlok Marlet a second cousin of mine.
Ho has two brothers younger than hlm-
solf Herbert and William."
"And you suspeot ono of them!"
"Well, yes. Of course, thera are. others
with mora remote prospects of Inhorl
tanoe. But ,thoyll have their work cut
out to removo the flvo lives between them
and tha title."
"And the man would hardly kill hts
brother, would he?"
"H'm I don't know. It has been dona.
They're a pretty lot of rogues, tho threo
of thom. I worked hard to try to bring
It home to Dick, but had no gucaese. Of
oourse, as you say, it may havo been
only a schema to got a ransom. But ona
has to think of every possibility. Well,
now, I suppose you'll object to taking
on tho detective In some capacity or
"I'm afraid that would bo rather dif
ficult And I don't think It would be
necessary. Why not tell the boy him
self to be careful to havo nothing to
do with atrangerst"
"I've rather hesitated about that you
see. If Lady Wlmberley got to know of
It well, you know how devoted she Is to
"Yes, but tho boy's, old enough to
keep a socrot Isn't he7 If you'll take my
advice. Lord Arthur, you'll Just point out
to htm that he must bo careful. From
what t know of the lad you won't
frighten him. He'll be rathor proud to
think that ho'a In for some oort of od
vonture." Lord Arthur tugged at his moustache.
"Very well," ho said after a pause,
"that's what Til do. And I must Icava
the rest In your hnnds. I shall keop tho
detective In the neighborhood for a time
at any rate."
He looked at his watch and rose from
"I'vo Just tlmo to catch my train," ho
said. "OCod-bye, Mr. Erlelgh. and I
well, I think you're the sort of mnn ona
can trust It's rather hard luck on you
having this precloua morsel of humanity
handed over to you. But I think Just a
little more care than usual will be suffi
cient If the boy Is told to look after him
Erlelgh looked his visitor steadily in
"Lord Arthur." he said Blowly, "I will
look after this poy as If he wero my own
son. I can't say more than that,"
The two mini shook hands, and Lord
Arthur took his departure. John Erlelgh
walked to tha window and looked out for
a few seconds M ua gray, wans or tna
abbey. Than ha resented himself at his
writing table, and, opening a drawer, took
out a photograph. In one oornar was
signed "Always) your friend, Anna Wlra
berloy." He gasad at It hnur and earnestly. Then
he replaced It n to, drawer.
"As If he- wro my own son," ha sold
A minute Tatar ha was at his work
again. But the flnah had not yet died
away from his cbeeUa and forehead, and
there was a light In his eye that was
certainly not, due to tho perusal of Orira
mltt's translation of Sophocles.
ANNE, I lava you." The words
XjLwere spoken very quietly, very
etmplK The ftsio passion of them was
roll on oh, ypu know all the fun
there la to bo had in tho woods on a
perfect late autumn day, you've had
it yourself many a tlmel
Ruth romped with tho others and
had auch a Jolly tlrjie she forgot all
about looks and necklaces and aston
ishing tha girls and all auoh things
thafa ono of tha wonderful things
about the out-of-doors, you can't re
member little petty things when you
are romping in the open)
Ituth didn't even think of the neck
lace till they sat down to their camp
nro lunch. Then one of; tha glrla re
marked, "I think m moka me a neck
lace of red berries. When we get
through eating, will yon help ma
gather tho berriea, Ruth?" she added,
"Of course I will," replied Ruth cor
diallyt then she bethought heraelf of
her own neeklaca. She slipped her
hand Inside her sweater to boo If tha
necklace hung jralght before sha
spoka about it to the girls no neek
laca was there tl
"On, girls." sha orlad In distress, "I
wore my lovely new necklace and Ifn
"We'll help you find IV cried the
girls In one breath, and they began to
hunt They searched where they had
been eating, they aearahed where thay
bad hunted for nuts, thay saarchad
and searched till the shadows of nlgbt
warned them that it waa time to go
homo but no necklace did thay find.
Foot little Ruth had to pe bona
without it. But some ope had found
It who do yon suppose it wast
Tomorrow "rin4rt assent."
JXH YOU vr hlp Santa Ctautt
Would you Wee tot Of towrtt,
fm t0 hl vtonteuM, s&s
thtt9 a Ur jy fttfb
emit jrfnar wgJk mm oU
mi'Hiiu sin iTjiijfJ u 1 1 11m
Mdn'en ears tot n alight tremor In tha
yolio. But It blared forth Ih John Er
lelgh's grey eyes It wan witlten on
hts pale face. And tha intensity of It
was unmistakable and terrible It was
ns though a strong man wero In tha
grip of something that he could not con
trol, as though he were suffering horribly
rind yet gloried In his batn.
The hot blood rushed Into Lady Wlm
berley's face, and flowed back again,
leaving her very white. 8he was seated
on a atone bench by the side of the lake,
and John Hrlelgh was standing In front
of her, They had been talking about
tha boy) who had already been n yeaf
at Itarptrec and who had exprr-ssed ft
desire to Join the Army class, and go up
to Sandhurst Whan ha left sahool. Then
John Erlelgh had risen from his seat,
said good-bye, walked away n few yards
and returned again. "There Is some
thing I think you ought to know," ha
had sald and when she had asked him
wnat it was ha had answaredi
"Ann?, I Iota you."
It was as if tha words had been forced
from him analnst his 'will. ihnnvli
ha knew tha folly of them and was yt
compelled to speak, A great gulf lay
between tha headmaster of oven a suS.
cesstul public BOhool and Anna Wlmber
loy. John Brlelgh, ploud of his calling,
which ho considered tha finest In til
woild, was quite aware that from a
worldly point of vlaw, lie was not n
suitable husband for the widow of the
Marquasa of Wlmberley, and tho only
daughter of Lord Cothelstone. Ha was
the son of a poor olorgyman and the
grandson of a small country solicitor.
She had 509 a yaar of her own npdrt
from a charge on the Wlmborloy estates.
Between them there was n wide social
gulf, and ho had flung a bridge across It
a bridge of four simple words.
For n fow sooonds thera waa a silence,
savo for the rustling of tha wind In the
thick wood that lay between this part of
tha lake and tha house. Anno Wlmberley,
Vary pals, twined har beautiful, delloate
nanas together on her knees and looked
down at tha ground. She had expected to
hear these worda from tha man's lips, had
even longed to hear tham. Her heart bent
Very quickly and toars came Into her oyos.
Bhe was waiting for him to say something
more. Ho had said so vary little so much
less than most man would havo said
under the clroumstances.
"I had no right to sneak of this." he
went on, in that quiet tense voice. "I
oould not dare to hope of oourse, the
Idea la ridiculous there aro social con
ventionsone can nover get rid of them
I'vo been a presumptuous fool."
He wan stammering now, llko any love
sick boy; his faco was red He seamed
moro human, and Anne Wlmberley liked
him all the better for it "I love you,
Anne," he faltored. "I I think it has
beau so ever since I first saw you you are
always In my thoughts I'vo been a fool
I thought I could control myself well, X
can't you know now that you are every
thing to me mora than my work I al
ways thought that was everythlng-lt
Isn't now you aro evorythlng In the world
to ma even" my work Is nothing."
Bhe rose from her seat and looked at
him and held out her two hands, smiling
through her tears.
He grasped them and stood motionless,
looking into her eyes, his own ablaze with
a wonderful light.
"Anne," he stammered, "ljaa don't
"That r lovo you, JacfcT" sho said
gently "Of course I do you dear, fool
ish fellow how could I help It? I lovo
you better than"
He drow bar closer to him and clasped
her fiercely In his arms, kissing her lips,
her cheeks, her throat In tho madness of
his passionate love.
Thoy sat on tho stono bench, holding
each other's hands, for oU the world like
any boy and girl in the 'first ecstasy of
lovo. The whole world seemed beautiful
"I cant believo," he said shyly, "that
this wonderful tiling has happened that
you have stooped to gtvo me such happi
ness." Bhe did npt speak, but hor fingers closed
mora tightly on his hand. Bho knew well
enough what her friends and relatives
would say about the marriage. Lord
Arthur would bo quite outspoken about It
Tne others would only talk among them
selves. Sho cared nothing for any of
them. Bhe had been very young when she
had married Lord WImberley-too young
to know her own mltjd. He had been a
very handsome man. and the greatest
match In England. Bhe had been brought
up In n hard school, where love was not
talked about In tlioso days her father,
head of one of the oldest families In
England, had boen poor. Her money had
come to her aftertard from an uncle on
her mother's side Tho story of the mar
riage was a story that Is told every day
among the upper classes of society, Bha
had been placed on the market and sold
In her first season. In her girlish way
she had tried to love her good-looking
and brilliant husband had even per
suaded herself before her marriage that
she did love him. Two years were quite
long enough to disillusion her She had
been a good and nfTectlonnte wife, a wife
Lord Wlmberley was proud of until the
hour of hts death. But she had never
loved any roan until ahe had met John
"It will be-a very different Hfo for
you." he said, after a pause.
"A better life," she said proudly.
"Jack, 'f you only knew how tired I am
of doing nothing In the world. And 'now
oo much depends on the wlfa of a head
master, doesn't It?"
"Yes, dear a great deal,"
"And my money will help, won't it?"
He flushed. "I did not think of that"
"I have thought of it," she laughed
"often I know what you have done out
of your salary. Now we can do much
They began to talk of tha school of
his ambitions of the years of steady
work that lay baforo them. Then Lady
Wlmberley spoke of har boy and a tender
light cams Into her eyas,
"I'm afraid of him,'5 satd Erlelgh with
a smile, "He has bton everything to you
ui to now n may resent"
'You must not think that." aha Inter
rupted eagerly. "If you only knew how
he speaks of you,"
"Aa a headmaster? Yes, but ."
"He simply worships you. And I T am
so glad for his sake ha has reached an
age when a boy needs a father, when a
mother begins to lose har influence over
They talked of tho boy's future, of his
fine nature, of his undoubted brilliance
bath in tha classroom and the playing
Belds. It was, of oourse, out of the ques
tion that ha should go into tha array Ha
would have to leave It when h same Intq
possession of his eatate. Ha rmut be
trained to be a great landlord, a pott,
tlelan, perhaps. But his first duty lay to
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Leading lady in photoplay features.
The Family Theatre, at Market and
Juniper streets, was utlllaad Sunday af
ternoon for a private exhibition of a new
film program, to bo known by tho gonerlo
title of the "Krlterlon Program." Half
a dozen roels were shown and In all truth
it can bo stated that the exhibition was
of a character so far above tho nyarags
motion picture show that success Is fao
Ing the Krlterlon.
In so far as (he productions themselves
woro conoerned, the acting was excep
tionally good, The character of the
thomesiwas on a high plana and tho gen
eral result all that could b deslrod.
The Krttorlon program will be released
on January 1, and will prove a most val
uable addition to the photoplay Industry
or la It nrt7
IN THE FUJI CAMr.
Rosemary Theby, Harry Myers, ber co
star and director, and Rrlnsley Bhaw,
"vlllun," are seen to splendid advantage
In "Tha Accusation," a drama soon to bo
released by tho 'Universal Company.
Soveral of tho exteriors wore taken on
the Moriolnl catato In Yonkors.
Blanche Sweet, who Is known to mil
lions of photoplay patrons throughout
this country and Europe, has signed a
contract with the Jesse Losky Foatura
Play Company by the terms of which sho
will appear as the star In tho various
Jesse Lasky and David Bclasco Joint pro
ductions which aro now being prepared
for tho screen.
Crano Wilbur has departed from
Pathe's ranks, his contract terminating
with tho end of the "Perils of Pauline,"
which ho elected to be tho end of his
connection with tho company, with which
he has won his fame as a screen ldoL
Where he will go next he has not decid
ed, having several attractive feature of
ferings In consideration
Little Audrey Berry, of the Vltagraph
Players, Is a firm believer in Santa Clsus,
her only doubt being as to whether
he comes In 0. sleigh drawn by reindeers
or In an automobile Not long slnco
Little Miss Berry, with some 100, other
children, visited one of tho big depart
ment storea in order to get a glimpse of
Santa and If possible shake him by tha
hand. Miss Berry was one of the fortu
nate Ones and sho was correspondingly
enthusiastic over the fact that Santa had
noticed her. On the way home, how
ever, she began to wear a, disappointed
look and on being questioned as to tha
"I don't understand why Santa Claus
did not ask my name, because. I never
met him before."
She waa thoughtful for some time, when
her brow cleared and she optimistically
"Oh, well) I guess I needn't worry
until Christmas morning, as Santa prob
ably knows mo from seeing me on the
LONDRGAN QUITS THANHOTISER.
Lloyd IP. Lonergan, author of "The
Million Dollar Mystery," and of almost
every big Thanhouser photoplay from
the Inception of that conocm, has quit
his position of producing manager of tha
Thanhouser establishment to become a
writer orfeaturcs for the Universal East
ern Stars. He is now spending much time
In conference with Julius Stern, manager
of the Imp Studio, and with Mary Fuller,
Ben Wilson and William Garwood, for
which latter stars he will create his first
CHANGES IN STLULAND.
The American company has been un
dergoing the complications of reorgani
sation of Its playing staff due to various
changes of actors and policy, but now
it has arrived at these results:
There Is to ba a new feature company
under the direction of, Harry Pollard,
putting on four nel productions with
Margarita Fischer aa tha star. The
Beauty ploturea, for which these two
have built up such an enviable reputa
tion, are to be turned over Into almost
entirely new hands,
In this company, under tha direction
of Prank Cooley, assisted by Parry
Banks, will ba found Joseph Harris, Vir
ginia Klrtley, Webster Campbell, Frod
Gamble, and Gladys Kingsbury.
Tha new recruits to tha feature com
pany, chosen with special regard to their
pictorial harmony with Miss Fischer, are
William Carrlok, Joseph Singleton, Robyn
Adair, Anne ChrUtlo. and Luclle Ward.
Auto Driver Held by Coroner
James Collum, MM North 7th street, an
automobile driver, was held to await
the action ef tha Grand Jury by Cor
oner Knight today at tha close of tha
Inquest into the death of Joseph Kane,
S3 Bast Bettzar streat. Kane was struck
by tha automobile at Front streat and
Allegheny avenue white attempting to
cross tha strset Ha died Monday in tha
Episcopal Hospital The Coroner held
Collum, as the acoldant happened on tha
crosswalk of tha streat. where (ha Cor
oner asaerted Kane had tht right of way.
FIVE COLUMNS OP MUSICAL COMEDY-"TRY
fl RESIDENTS OF OAK ,LANE
INDORSE TAYLOR PLAN
Applnud Transit iircctor's Defi to
"You are going to find a determined
army lined Up against a handful of ob
structionists," Director Tnjrlor. of ho Dprwirlmonl of
City Transit, made this assertion last
night In referring to those ojipoetl to
tho hlgh'Sbeed smtpm. wlilln nil(1rolnu
the Oak Lnne Improvement Association In
the Manufacturers' Club,
Other speakers Indorsed Mr. Tailor's re.
marks, and the cnthuslnsm and npplaura
Which greeted everr reference to early
high-speed transit showed thosn present
could bo depended Upon for sincere sup
port of tho project
'Wp nro going to havo the high-speed
ayBtcm nnd we'ro going to havo It prompt
ly," the Director said. "With 11 In opera
tion the time required to travel from Old
York road and Chellcti nvenuo to the busl-l
ness centre of the city and return will be,
reiiuow from 14 to C9 minutes, Onk Lwie
is Inadequately served by the existing
system una must do reilovpa, Thera ftre
hionjr advantages In storo for you.
"Tho time Is near when nnv mnn will
be nble to purchase n homo In nny sec
tion of the olty. There will ba no hard
ships for nny ono, nml, Instead of per
sons having to crowd Into npartment
nouses, nais nnu tenements in the centro
of tho city, thoy will bo erlnblod to live
In the more healthful sections."
COLD WAVE GIVES
OF HOUSING EVILS
Hydrants Frozen and Many
of the Poor Have to Beg
Even for Water Hun
dreds of Children Made 111
Another tragedy In Philadelphia's tene
ment house problem was enacted today.
The scene waa not staged by lmnglnatlvo
persons. Products of the present teno
mont house ovll were the centrnl figures.
Rows of dilapidated and brlcklcss tene
ments gave muto testimony.
The tragedy happened, this morning
when the temperature fell to 13 degrees
above aero. It caused tho poor of tho
tenements to renew their demand on
Councils for an appropriation for the
new Division of Housing und Sanitation
authorized by the Legislature.
Frozen hydrants In tho "courtyards"
and more than 20 feet away from kitch
ens confronted thousands of dwellers In
the tenement districts today. In some sec
tions of the city where the old tenements
exist there was & water famine.
Under tho new housing laws It is xptcl
ded that Instead of tha outside Ihydronts
there should be running water rn ovory
tenement kitchen. To obtain water It was
necessary for thousands of mothers to
leave their homes today and visit stores
tn tho neighborhood and actually beg for
Philadelphia's poor who live, eat and
sleep in wlndowlesa, bathtubleas and
dirty tenements, today endured their first
taste of tne winter of mi They also
suffered the effect of improper housing
conditions. ' t-1-
The suffering was most Intense among
the children who live In cellar rooms,
where there aro no stoves. Tho cellar
rooms are heated by goa stoves. The
suffering also was indescribable among
the grown-up persons who live in garrot
rooms, where the windows are broken.
Hundreds of broken -windows in South
Philadelphia today are covered up with
thick wrapping paper and cheap blankets
1TANT i HUNDREDS ILL.
Ono of the chief lrrovements in the
new housing law which was enacted and
passed by the lost Legislature and which
Councils Finance Committee has Ignored
calls for lavatories In, dwellings. Hun
dreds in the section where the tenement
products live are located tn tho rear of
some narrow alley which Is sandwiched
tn between filthy fences.
Throughout the city, where these con
ditions exist and where the old tene
ments are located, women, men and chil
dren were stricken ill late last night as
the cold spell set In. In many hundreds
of "homes' poor mothers sat beside beds
keeping a. vigil over sick children
Many children of tho tenements be
come ill as a result of tho cold wind
blowing Into cellar rooms through broken
Windows, which were covered wtth news
papers in some houses. Many of the
children were removed to hospitals after
Faces of hundreds of poor children vrho
left their filthy tenement homes for school
told the story. Children, who never knew
what it meant to have a real window
from which they could look out, attend
the school cat Lombard street between
tth and 6th street.
Among the first arrivals was a little
chap whose face Was blue from cold.
Arouqd, bis neck was a typical "mother's
blua apron." The mother had wrapped
ths apron around her boy's neck bcoanae
during the night ha had caught cold.
"I'd rather be out in the; street, all sight
than home," said the boy.
"Because It Is Just aa cold hospe aa on
ma street, ns repiiea as n nurnea inio
the yard of tke school.
Another child a girl had bar two lit
tle hands wrapped up tn chax thin cloth,
which waa fastened to her wrists by
"My mother tried the rags around my
hands so I wouldn't get frost-Tolttsn," said
Coal today was selling In tha congest
ed sections for 1 oasts a bqeket. To
kaap a little tenement house warm it Is
necessary to purchase about six buekets
of coal a week. This brings the bHI up to
to cents a weak or $.ti a month.
"Ma" ' m a ill . .. a. s i. t ... . 1- -.. - T - -- T ri 1 1 j in' r ---'-' n
A GREAT MYSTIC
(Coprrlghtl lBlii I17 llarald MacGrath )
Plndoin fi Ml an orphan 1
ov. Ittf father li kllliil tit
lit hqi Mnoveret Half at
ttarntnf of tht death pf h
orphan al ffil cork
a toia mnte
liarnliif of In drain of htr hunbana
gurforirs Motftt d UaM rm icatker
with a elreiis it srUed vtUh vertigo,
alh.ani h MtlnL
TU'tom mt Iftf forWmt from ,
tht tuarGlnnthlp of Ft
'ranh Rtm. d
eJrm man Kudtra't mother1 Vrotheri
ruaora, ptvina fromtto of great btanty.
rrerirs inr. moo of is al nnoie. wno ni
ef tMl up OH iy mid .muUo and
hnoten Jlqttam Alt. imJm in Al
crtli that rmtortt mutt die bifore tht mii
hat 11 thlfKt to rrrmt Mo pottiMthn
ef hef money, to that it ly bt Itti It
Mm, tht neft of kin, and hi prryatti
upon tht elrl to ternt her money In Ms
hand thrtt years ttnuer and tav noth
Ino to any cut nfxmf the fortune Jlattam
Alt tiet an otntaelt to hit toheme In tht
fcr ionom tudqra hat takeit n ioney, nnrl
n commanitt tht girl to put I7i man
of her mind Storm comes fo Mfc Wo
tarn AH for the hand
(in for 1
tht hand of htt
ftrtt tht trpttal pater ic( tic Jffn to tht
propotoi. mif Kiidorn ln(M that If tht
canot morrtl tlorm tht vlll morru Ho one.
propotot. but giidorn ln(M that If tht
anoi marry Blorm the irin marry rto one.
"Well, melt." inn, tfn.niu .4(1. "It
you taUt Atioft a aland. I'll compromise.
noiv n nen it caiet ana tou can marrv
I In a trnglt catt and titV mutt
Euaora. utlna tht lenmniaeot ornnei
ornt uttng tht fentwtdegt gained
from veart of aoclullon loKA her uncle,
unratett tuia haftltml tnlmttrlf and tMnm
her first txeo ratet, ,
An aged ttitntUt hat dtteovereiva utaif
to mum (tlnmofiitt. Jilt wbrt.nhop It Al
rettlv bthtnd that of a threttmnker. Ont
of hi gttnt, whtoh 7i kpf AMden in a
outboard, ditappeart. lit dtoidet to ton'
suit tlattam All.
Tho Mystery of tho Cheeso Maker.
Hassam All was an adept at dis
guising himself, making himself un
recognizable, A half a dozen touches
of the brush, a muffler about his chin,
and even Ztidora would fail to
recognize him nt first stance. He sal
lied forth) he was eager to learn what
Storm was doing. For the present,
Storm was the main obstacle in his
way,. If he became Ztulora's husband,
good-by to the Trainor millions,
whether Zudora lived or not. ll Zxx
dor.i married Storm clandestinely he
was determined upon tha$ knowledge
to kill them both. Once a week he
made inquiries at the bureau of
Zudora met Storm In the park, and
they idled away an hour or two build
ing cnstles In Spain. The -will of Jason
Olds having been probntcdy Storm was
the recipient of $100,000, which he im
mediately dhrlded between several
hospitals. He wanted it known, that,
aside from his business relations, be
wanted nothing of Olds, living or dead.
His gift reacted favorably.
Storm became suddenly serious. .
"My dear," he said, "I want.tCMaski
you some really vital question"
"Go ahead." V, ' '
"Do you love your uncle?"
" She did not answer at once, because
the question was totally Unexpected.
She began to think
"Why, John, that's an odd question."
"I know it, but I just simply bad to
"I respect him," she said, "for he is
a man of estraordinarY attainments,
for all that you sometimes smile at
"It is precisely because he plays at
this mummery and is at the same time
an extraordinary man that I ask you
if you love him."
T -i fax ia i i -m nrrsi aTvrr-f artvaa r-a
plied evasively. She felt strangely
stirred over the trend of conversation.
"You don't answer me directly." He
was an attorney and had something of
tfiC bulldog's grip. There were many
unhappy witnesses who would testify
"Well, no; I can't say honestly jthat
I love him," frowning. ..,'.,
"Nor can yon say honestly that he
loves you. My dear girl,' I' might aa
well -dmit to you that sorqe one u
interested in putting me out of the
way. I've been shot at in the dark
on three different occasions. I bave
received anonymous letters purport
ing to come from some disgruntled
politician. I think the best thing you
can do is to marry me."
"Not until every letter of my agree
ment is complete."
"I suppose you've made np your
"Yes. Just as firmly as I have made
np tny mind that you're my man and
that I wouldn't exchange you for tha
greatest kingdom on earth."
He laughed and pressed her hand.
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He had been on the point of telling her
his Innermost suspicions. He saw nor
that slis was going to hava trouble
enough without his adding to it.
Brave little girl I Decnusft she loved
him she had assumed almost three
times the tasks of Hercules, He be
came more and more determined to
follow her and stand guard over her
fn every caso she had-Hhat la, If they
left hm alone. From the bottom of
his aoiii ho distrusted Kcenc, Hassam
All, sd-called. It did not require an
unusually sharp intuition to feel the
sense of hatred directed against hlhi
whenever he came into the presence of
the mystic But he possessed no de
fined theory as (o what hacj caused
this activity of passion. Jt was -born
of no tender sentiment for the niece.
Nor could It be due to the fact that
he, Storm, looked with contempt ppon
Keene's work. He knew Keene to be
absolutely Indifferent to what the pub"
lie thought of his affairs. In this
Storm was compelled to admit df a
secret admiration for the mart. Think
deeply and constantly as he might,
however, he could not bring t6 the
surface any legitimate cause for
Keene's bitter antagonism.
Storm's mistake was that he did not
reveal to Zudora what his 'real sus
picions were; that ft was Hassam AH
,who wanted him out of the way. They
both In that event would have escaped,
a good deal of trouble, being mutually
JJCAICU JUT II
When they at last separated, Storm
went downtown, quite aware of the
fact that he was being shadowed.
But he did not recognize his shadower.
3000 BIRDS WIN PRAISE
AT BIG EXHIBITON HERE -
Pigeons nnd Poultry of International
Three thousand birds of local and Inter
national fame were shown at tha opening
of the ninth annual exhibition of the
'Philadelphia Poultry, Pigeon and Petj
-Stock Association In tha Tlrst Regiment
Armory, Broad and Callowhul streets, to- '
day. According to Henry D. Riley, pres
ident of the association, this Is tha asr
xoclotlon's biggest show by mora than
Rare pigeons and champion egg-laying
bens via with one another for popularity.
,The pigeon show this year is said to ba
'one of the greatest ever shown In tha
United States. It Is the greatest ex
hibition ever held In Philadelphia. One
of the features of the pigeon exhibit Is
tha collection of eight barbs shown hy
E. B. Ulrica, of Reading. Barbs are ex
ceedingly rare, and this Is the first time.
they hava ben exhibited, at the Phlla
George A Elsasser, of VenJowtjrqok,
cochibited his collection of English carriers
that took prizes at the Crystal Palace
and dairy shows fa England.
"Columbla Queen," tne world's cham
pion egg-layer, owned by J. M. Jones, of
llornerstown. Is attracting the attention
of an admiring throng. The hen has a
record of laying 33 eggi tn one year.
Besidei bens, roceters and pigeons, thera
are, exhibits of turkeys, Belgian hares,
geese, ducks, bantams and various kinds
of chicken raising appliances.
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