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"Yon forget yourself, Dulcle," she
protested again and again, "after It
being In the papers too you certain
ly forget yourself. Hcrw can you iay
such thlnga to her ladyship at we all
know after what's In the papers. I'm
sure, mills, your ladyship won't think
any the worse of Dulclo for this. It's
her bringing up, that's what it Is."
Bvelyn was very much amused;
but sho hastened to reassure them,
and, Insisting upon their relating all
their personal troubles (which they did
with many exclamations and minute
particulars), she ventured to ask
them what the papers really had said
and why It should make a difference
to them. To this they answered In a
breath that the Carlton would reopen
In a fortnight with "Haddon Hall" and
Miss Btta Romney In the title-role.
"And It says you're a Duchess, and
Mr. Itaxd wouldn't say so before
though he knew It all the time." Dul
eie added with considerable enthusi
asm, "Oh, Etta, how you kept It from
M all, Just as though you had been
no different to anybody else. But I
knew you were; I said you were no
ordinary human being, and Lucy knew
It My life's never been the same
since you went away, Etta. You
won't leave us again, will you?"
They rambled on alternately In con
fusion and delight whllo Evelyn sent
for the morning papers and read the
news they spoke of. There, sure
enough, was the story written for all
"Many will hear with pleasure,"
said the "Dally Shuffler," "that one of
the most capable and finished of our
younger actresses Is about to return
to the stage. Some months ago, all
dramatic London was not ashamed to
be curious concerning the Romney
Mystery. A new play presented to
us an artiste of no common order.
Scarcely had we settled down to ad
mire her when she disappeared from
our ken, and, whllo we do not doubt
that certain of her friends were in
the secret, this was well kept and re
mained undiscovered by the public.
Now we know that Etta Romney Is.
the' nom de theatre of Lord Mel
bourne's daughter, the Lady Evelyn.
Mr. Charles Izard Informs us that he
Is about to present her In the .role
already familiar to ub and sure of a
wide welcome. Etta Romney, assur
edly, will establish the success of '
Carlton Theatre as no other actress
of oar time could do. We offer our
cordial greetings upon her return to
the stage, and congratulate all con
cerned upon the clever advertisement
Evelyn cringed when the read the
last words; but her sense of humor
proved greater than her annoyance:
"Did you believe, does anyone real
ly believe, that I went away to adver
tise myself ?" she asked the girls.
, They answered In a breath that all
the world believed It.
"Why. what else should It have been
for? They say you and Mr. Izard did
it, just as, he lost Elsie Barton's Jew
els last year and1 had Blllle Dan pho
tographed in a motor-car accident.
People love anything like that they
think It's so clever. There'll be such
a scene when we open, Jjtta, as never
was known. Shall I call you Etta,
though, or should It be your lady
ship?" Etta was about to answer her as
well as her amusement would let her
when a man-servant opened the door
and announced a visitor.
"Mr. Charles Izard," he said, and
the girls stood up abashed.
"Mr. Izard here, however shall I
look him In the face!" cried Lucy In
an extremity of terror.
"I could drop through the ceiling
for my nerves," said Dulcle, but she
did nothing of the sort; merely stand
ing and giggling nervously while the
great man came panting In; and he,
who had "presented" so many, now
presented himself with the air of a
Rajah Just dismounted from an ele
phant, or a monarch about to a'ddress
an assembly of barons.
"My dear," he said to Evelyn, "I've
come to pay my respects to you, and
that's what I do to few of 'em. You've
got London by the throat and we'll
both be rich before you let go. Didn't
I say you'd come back to me? Why,
When I think how we've fooled the
populace, I could shout 'bully' until
my tongue's tied. Now, let these
girls go their way and we'll talk busi
ness. I've come to offer you a five
years' engagement certain, and there's
no one In London Is going to better
my terms. Three words and we set
tie it Lot 'em be spoken and we're
friends for life."
"Mr. Izard," said Etta quickly, "I
Will play at your theatre for three
months. Then I am going away, f I
return, I will come to you ugaln. But
I may never return, and so I cannot
engage myself to do bo. Should my
present determination be altered "
Izard laughed hardly and almoin
"At coming or going, my dear, you
have no equal in Europe," he admitted
gloomily . . . and then quickly,
fearing to offend her, he added, "Well,
have your own way. Take a fortune
or leave one, Charles Izard will al
ways bo your friend.'
It was a great admission, honestly
meant, though uttered with the regret
of one who saw o, golden vision fall
ing from his view. To himself, the
great man said: "There Is a man and
ha Is not In England. The Lord send
him a handBomo funeral boforo the
mischief is dono."
The Prisoners at Sotchevo.
, Qavin heard the tap of the blind
man's stick as the old Chevalier felt
his way from the bare vaulted room
In which a scanty supper had been
served to them; and a fit of despond
ency coming upon him, more bitter
.than ordinary, he burled his face In
his hands and uttered his heart-stricken
"What are they all doing, then
why has Chesny broken his promise.
Good God, Arthur, have we no friends
at all? Is there no one who has in
terested himself in our story? I' can't
believe It It isn't the English way.
They must find out sooner or later,
tt can't be tor nil time."
Arthur, whose arm and shoulder
were bound up in a garment that
might have been a Moorish bernouse,
smoked his pipe quietly and did not
for a little while know what to say.
Bitterly as he had paid for that which
he called a "little trot to the Balkans,"
the EnglUh spirit forbade the utter
ance of any reproach, or even a word
that his friend might take amiss.
"My people never trouble about
me,'v he Bald. "They know me too
well. You see, I've only a couple of
uncles and a maiden aunt to go Into
hysterics; and my lawyers won't ad
vertise while they can bank my divi
dends. It's different with you, Gavin.
I'll bet your people were on the Bcent
long ago; and that's to say nothing
about Evelyn. Of course, she has not
held her tongue. No woman does
when she's In love with a man; and
sometimes she can be eloquent when
she Is not Oh, yes, I'll go nap on
Evelyn all the time. She must know
that we shouldn't stny In this cursed
country for three monthB If te had
the train fare to getfout Of course,
she'll cry out about' It and If she
cries loudly enough the Government
will act. Not that I believe much In
Governments they genernlly weigh
In when the corpse Is burled."
Gavin smiled but did not raise his
head. A Are of logs burned In the
grate before them and filled the room
with a haze of heavy smoke; the tap
ping of a man's stick had ceased, and
the house was without sounds and
void. In the hills above them a wild
wind scoured the clefts and sent
whirling clouds of snow to cover all
living things below. The torrent be
neath the drawbridge had become a
monstrous seal a of ley steps, a ladder
with glistening rungs which none but
the eagle dared.
"Three month- Is it really three
months?" Gavin exclaimed in a tone
of unspeakable weariness; "three
months In this awful den. Three
months listening to that blind devil
and his insults. God, I would never
have believed that a man could go
through so much and. live. And you,
Arthur not a word from you since
the beginning. That's what hits me.
If you'll only speak out and tell me
what I ought to hear, It would be easi
er." Arthur laughed and stooped
light his plpe'by the fire again.
"What's the good of talking,
pal asks you to come and you go.
It his fault it a wheel comes off the
coach? Let me have five minutes
alone with that blind scoundrel and
I'll be eloquent enough. Otherwise I
Intend to make myself as comfortable
as I can under the circumstances.
There's no fun in boxing scimitars
as we both of us have discovered."
They had discovered it, indeed.
From the first day of their "captivity
in the mountains, Intuit, foul, oft-repeated,
revolting Insult had' been their
dally punishment. Coarse food, filthy
roomB . . . these they could
have suffered; .but the blind man's
tongue, the lash of the whip his ser
vants wielded, might have driven brav
er men to that last resource which
faith In God alone can question or deny.
The very wound which Arthur Ken
yon made light of bod been the first
fruits of their EnglUh temper. A
gypsy had lashed him across the
shoulder with a riding whip and be
had answered with an English left,
straight and unerring. But the blow
had scarcely been struck before a
wild horde filled the room, Its knives
unsheathed, murder in its eyes and
from murder the terrible voice of the
blind man alone withheld It. So the
two comrades spoke of fighting scimi
tars, that was no jest at all.
"You are a friend in a thousand,"
Gavin exclaimed as one who spoke
from his very heart. "I'm not going
to thnnk you, Arthur. What is the
good of wordB between you and me7
Here we are, worse than dead, by
God . . , and not a ray of light,
not a speck anywhere. How will it
end? How can it end? You heard
blm tell me this morning that Evelyn
will marry his rascally son In ten
days' time. Well, to-night I'm Just
In that humor which says it may be
true, he may have tired her out, lied
to her, promised her God knows what,
my liberty perhaps and her father's
happiness afterwards. It might be
that, Arthur. I try to put it fairly,
and yet I must say that it might be
"There are a hundred things that
might be so, old man. This house
might fall "down the hill and the
eagles sarry you and me to the tree-
tops. Wo might havo pato do folo
gras for supper and eighty-four cham
pagne to wash It down with. Thoro's
no groater rot than tho mlght-bo-so.
Toll mo how to got out of this cursod
den and I'll listen with both ears. As
for Lady Bvelyn sho'a too much a
woman ,to do any ot the. things you
talk about For all you kaow some
sham talo has been told her tele
grams sent In our name, or something
to lull her suspicions, When a man
la travelling a thousand miles from
home, people dont get alarmed about
him for a month or two. But this I'll
take my existence upon, Vhat once
Bvelyn guesses it's not all right with
us, she'll movo heavon and earth to
know tho reason why. That's what
keeps mo sane. I Bhould kill this old
man and myself afterwards If It were
not that I believe in my friends. Do
ing so, I just 'sit down and wait like
the Spaniards for to-morrow."
Gavin heard him In silence, his
great room had become their prison
house; refractory by day and dormi
tory by night For an hour oach
morning, thoy were permitted to go
out Into the court, where a vista of the
sky spoke to them of liberty and the
massive portcullis of the drawbridge
mocked the idle word; "Until the
Englishwoman Is my son's wife," had
been the sentence pronounced by tho
old Chevalier; and he repeated It day
by day, tapping bis way. to their great
bare cell, striking at them with his
stick, cursing them a very fiend In
carnate, mad with the lust 'of money
and the desire of revenge. And
against such an enemy they were
doubly powerless not only by reason
of his blindness, but by the knowl
edge that'unBeen eyes followed him
to their room and that his allies, the
gypsies, hidden' in the house of Sot
chevo, were ready to do bis bidding
did he but ralBe his voice to call them.
. Brave men, who do not know fear
In a common way, may bend and break
before such torture as this . . .
the torture of Impotence and ot un
seen presences about ttiem. Gavin
had come to declare that he would
sooner a man had burned his hand in
a flame than compelled him to listen
each day at dawn for tho tapping of
that stick upon the floor and the com
ing of that terrible sightless figure.
Even in his Bleep the old Chevalier
would visit him, approaching with his
claw-like hands extended and his eyes I
seeming to shine as live coals in the
darkness. Never had he Imagined
that so. much malignity, cunning, and
vermin could be the fruits .of imagined
wrong, or be united in one personal
ity. And all his fine notions ot retri
bution and reconciliation, of the old
man's visit to England and the Earl's
reception of him there how vain
glorious they had been and how child
ish, he said. Justly had such folly
been overtaken and punished. He
realized that his knowledge of human
nature was pitifully small.
"Evelyn will help us It she can,"
he said at length, poking the fire rest
lessly and listening as of habit for
the dreaded beat of the blind man's
tick upon the stone floor without;
"she will help us If she can, but what
can a woman So? Let's regard that
view of it as out of the question.
What I would ask what you have
been asking Is just this why doeB
Chesny do nothing? He must know
that If all had been well, we should
have written and let him hear it. His
Government could have these rats out
In five minutes. Why does he do
nothing? He's an old Winchester boy
and could sec us through if ho knew.
I can't think that such a man as Ches
ny would Bit on his back and Just ask
what's happened. He's moving some
where pity It Isn't on the road to
TO BE CONTINUED
Toledo District Again Wins Dlstribu
- tors' Cup for Highest Honors
in U. S. and Canada.
About 100 members of the selling
and office force of District 17, the
Toledo Delco- Light district, were en
tertained the other evening by E. H.
Walker, Distributor, at the Waldorf
Hotel at 'Toledo. An elaborate ban
quet was served,' after which a social
good time waB enjoyed for the balance
of the evening..
The particular occasion for this
banquet was the celebration of the
winning of the Distributors' Cup for
1010. The Toledo aggregation also
won the cup in 1018. They have
just been notified by wire that they
also carried off highest honors for
1019. This is an unusual achieve
ment for any sales organization, and
naturally the Toledo boys are proud
of the record. . Toledo is rightfully
proud to have nn aggregation of this
kind in Its midst.
What makes this achievement more
noteworthy than ever is the fact that
ever since ' the organization of the
Deleo-Llght Company, all prizes .for
high honors for the year's work have
been, won by the Toledo organization.
"While wo are proud of the achieve
ment," said B. ,H. Walker, Distribu
tor, "wis do not intend to carry any
excess baggage in the form of con
ceit." "We realize that the only way to
deserve the good will of our custom
ers is to continue to give them just
what was promised them and the best
of service that is in our pqwer. That's
the foundation on which our business
has been built, and we do not Intend
to clmngo our policy,"
A great convention of women is to
bo held at Chicago 'next month to
organize a National League of Women
Voters, The delegates claim to rep
resent 2,000,000 women.
E. H. SOTHERN AND JULIA
B. H. "iSothern and Julia Mnrlowc,
tho distinguished co-stars, who re
turned to the American stage this
season after nn absence of several
years, nro to Appear at the Snxon
Auditorium Theatre, Toledo, Ohio,
three days commencing Thursday
night, February 12, with a matinee
on Saturday. Mr. Herman Saxon
was able o persuade theso flayers to
include Toledo in their tour bjt offer
lug them unprecedented inducements.
They are not appenring anywhere ex;
cept in the one and two week stands
"Twelfth Night" will bo presented
on Thursday night and at the 'Satur
day matinee. "Hamlet" will be seen
on Friday night and 'Tho Taming of
the Shrew" on Saturday night. Mall
orders will now be received if ac
companied by a self addressed stamp
ed envelope and the proper remittance
including war tnx.
An interesting feature of the Soth
ern and Marlowe plays this year Is
the new manner in which they are
staged, the old realistic scenery being
abandoned In favor of the new art of
stage decoration on impressionistic
lines. A company of forty players Is
seen in the support of the co-stars,
including Frederick Lewis, Rowland
Buckstonc, Alma Eruger, Lenore
Chippendale, Henry Stanford, J.
Snyre Crawley, Vernon Kelso, Colvil
Dunn, Frank Peters, V. L. Granville,
Malcolm Bradley, Clifford Walker,
Leon Cunningham, Wlliam Adams,
Ursula Fauclt and others.
Mr. iSothern and Miss Marlowe are
establishing new records for Shake
speare. In New York they played to
$100,000 in four weeks. Their past
week in Kansas City reached $30,000
in eight performances, a figure which
stands alone in the records of dram
atic plays in this country.
"The Latest Song
The newest dance craze hit has
struck Toledo. It's Dardanella, a
very fox-trot. Over at the Secor the
diners can't seem to get quite enough
of Its joyous melody, and "Dardan
ella'' seems to be the demand at every
dancing hall. The first of "Dardan
ella" on tho phonograph was received
this week Dy the Toledo Pathe
Sbopile, on Jefferson next to Mllnei's.
As played by the Samuels Orchestra
the record is a winner.
During Auto Show Week the Pathe
Shoppe ure urging all Northwestern
Ohio folks to include their novel place
of business In their trip. "Dardnu
n 11 a" is played for the asking, nlso
other new hits. "You'd be Sur
prised," as sung by Jack Norworth
and featured in Ziegfield's Follies;
"On the Trail of the Santa Fe," a
swlngy melody, "The American Quar
tette's rendition of "Floadn' Down
to Cotton Town," a beautiful medley
fox-trot; "Nobody Knows and Nobody
Seems to Care," and other inimitable
Records are hear to excellent ad
vantage in the new Pathe Shoppe.
Individual rooms, cozily furnished,
simulate the effect of hearing them in
your own home. The new Pathe
models are the latest in voice repro
duction. ALLIES SUDDENLY LIFT
Open the Ports of Russia to Certain
Articles but Do Not Recognize
To the grent surprise of almost the
whole -world, the Supreme Council at
Paris resolved to lift the blockade of
Russia, so far as necessary to admit
medicines, agricultural 'machinery and
certain other articles into that coun
try. For these things Russia is to
pay by an exchange of flax and other
goods of which she has a surplus.
It is explained that this does not
mean any recognition of Bolshevik
rule. The transactions will be those
of private busriless, with "the Rus
A Fool and" His
The' wise t men conserve for a
Eyesight spent lavishly and
foolishly depletes your treasury
of vision. Are your eyes spend
ing more of your vigor than they
If so you need glasses.
An examination is a rubber
band around your purse of eye
323 ST. CLAIR' ST. ' '
JULIA SANDERSON .AND JOSEPH
CAiWTHORN IN- "THE CANARY"
''The Canary," the musical 'domedy
which achieved In New York a popu
larity, that has not been equalled by
that of any other attraction of Its
kind In a decade, wlU come1 to tho
Suxon Auditorium, Toledo, Ohio, Feb.
8, 1) and 10. v
The piece will be presented here
identically as it was shown night
after night during its run ,of six
months in New York nt the Globe
Theatre. The original company an
organization which one New Yorif
newspaper characterizes ns having
"more stars than the Milky Way,"
numbers more than hnlf-n-hundrcd
persons and Is led by Julia Snnder
Dlxon, Maude Bburne and several
others whose names are almost equal
"The Canary" -is n Charles Dilling
ham production. Its music and lyrics'
are the work of Ivan Caryll and Irv
ing 'Berlin, unquestionably the most
suecuh.sfiil song writers of the day.
The book is from the French of
Georges Barr and Louis Verneull.
Jullu Sanderson and Joseph Caw
thorn and the other luminaries of the
cast appear as chaiacters In the story,
but the bonds of characterization are
not permitted to be too confining that
the unique and special talents of these
stage notables are not given plenty
of opportunity for exercise. "The
Canary" is first of nil a novelty, by
reason of Its music, the personnel of
Its cast, the speed which characterizes
Its presentation and the manner of
the mounting. It. is an entertainment
of such emphatic modernity that it
might with justice be classified as
"ahead-of-the-mlnute." Its attrac
tiveness is founded on its grace, its
beautify, and its humor.
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Begins New Term
The Toledo Y. W. O. A. will begjn
a new. term of classes In gymuaslum
and swimming on February 2nd. Reg
istration for these classes is1 now open
The swimming pool has been closed
for repairs, nnd, improvements have
been added which will raise tho stand
ard of sanitation.
Besides the swimming and gym
nasium classes, residents of towns
near Toledo are cordially urged to
make use of the other facilities of the
Y.'W. C. A. building at 11th and Jef
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the library nnd reading room, rest
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D. L. Wolfe, one of Toledo's best
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The Akron Tire Co. is probably the
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tires Is also a feature of the business
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