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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY,
DECEMBER 23, 1912.
fubllahad Dally at 14 Second -au,
Kck Island. TIL (Entrd at the
aoatoSc aacond-claaa matter.)
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BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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which should alio t notified In erery
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paper dlaoontlnuad. aa rarrtera have no
authority in the premiere.
All ooramuBleatlone of arammantstlva
harater. polities, or ratla"loas. null
hare real name attached far publica
tion. No'auct artlclee will be prtctod
var Octltloat ilaxatorea,
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traj Union. Weat 14S. 1141 and Sltl:
Caloa EScetrte. 1141.
Monday, Decamber, 23, 1912.
It la not too late to be a Santa. Claua
Groeco la more than half disposed to
go light on fighting while the going
Has anybody asked you, In her most
casual, careless manner, what size
slipper you wear?
Carrie Chapman Catt advises wom
en to go bareheaded. Is that a bid
for votes for equal suffrage?
It is apparent that the suffrage's
who are marching from New York to
Albany hope to win 4a a walk.
The kaiser has Just dedicated a mo
tion picture house of his own. Well,
there's money In moving pictures.
Bluffing Is as costly in diplomacy,
sometimes, aa In' poker. Austria is
borrowing $25,000,000 from New York
A Memphis burglar broke into a
minister's home recently in search of
money. His defense probably .ill be
John C. Spooner Journeyed to Wash
ington with J. Plerpont Morgan as
chief counsel. Remember J. C? He
is the man Bob LaFollotte put on the
Still, that black hand letter Gov
ernor Wilson received' won't be worth
considering compared with some he
will get after he haa given out all
"Brldgey" Weber saya that If the
New York gunmen go to the electric
chair, it will kill him. Which may
be regarded by some matter-of-fact
people aa another good reason.
Mra. Corey remarks daintily that the
United States is too noisy, and there
fore, she must reside in Paris. There
was a time when the applause of the
theatres was not too noisy for her.
lt It declared that several regi
ments of Turkish troops were
plied with wooden bu lets. It was
long ago ausperted that Turkish gen -
rata were supplied with woodeu
8WEDKN WINS AO A IN.
Stockholm gained such a great rep
utation aa a host in entertaining the
delegates and guests to the Olympian
games that It la to have the quadrlen
nlal winter sports. They Include not
only ski contests, but skating of all
sorts, Ice boating and horse racing on ! tion of the pictures censored, and Us
the anow. A special effort will be j use is optioual with the manufacturer,
made to have as mauy Americans as j it is estimated that the daily attend
posslble attend. anre in the Vnited States at moving
The average person is apt to think j picture shows is 7.00000. It attracts
of Sweden as a very cold country in ' more people daily by many millions
winter, but the climate is so stable i than public libraries, and is incalcul
and the air so dry as to make It do-!ablv more economical, being a more
Mghtfu. In the coldest weather. Doubt
less a large number of Americans will
Journey there during the winter car
nival. i'rofkssok T.trr.
The announcement that President
Taft. on his retirement from office,
will accept a professorship in Yale
university will be received acceptably
by the people of the country. Presi
dent Taft Is an able man. His experience-
as a judge and in political
official life especially fits him for use
fulness and honorable distinction in
the university chair which has been
tendered him by Yale that of profes
sor at law.
Thus haa another president of the
United States answered satisfactorily
to the plain people the question.
"What shall we do with our ex-preal-dente?"
President Taft will Increase, rather
than lose, dignity as an American citl
ten by 'entering lno active educational
work. It la far better that he do this,
both for hi own comfort and happi
ness and aa an example, than to live
the life of a drone on a Carnegie pen
sion, or even to accept a bounty from
the government. It la not the cost to
the people's treasury of maintaining
x-fM-ealdenta la leisurely luxury tha.
The Argus considers In ita objection
to placing them on pensions, but the
handicapping of their Independence
and caefulnaaa, and tha reflection It
must cast upon their ability to honor
ably take oare of themselvea.
Professor Taft will be of far more
importance to tha country aa an edit
rior at Yala than he would be aa a
'man about town" living oa a stipend
i.nated by the generosity of a rnultV
millionaire or by a gratuity from the !
The country will congratulate Presi
dent Taft on becoming Professor Taft
THOSE STEMCIL. PLATE ART1ST8.
The annual holiday crop of artistic
calendars shows the poverty of the
men who made them, despite the skill
they employ. One and all, the faces
which are used are those 'which the
artists have made their sign man-
HI! 1 C tflAll tMflam.rlr. an n n n n 1 -
it mey were patent medicine men or
manufacturers of a new brand of to
bacco. You can tell a Gibson girl, a Coles
Phillips, a Fisher or a Wenrel aa far
as you can see her. They have be
come such familiar faces that, their
beauty, their piquancy, their general
allure, haa become deadened by famil
iarity. Speaking as ae'mere layman, whose
Joy In work lies :argely In the variety
of it, the fact that these men make
the same outlines over and over again
seems a wanton desecration of talent.
The mere monotony of it must be ter
rible, the spirit of commerce which it
obtrudes must have a vulgarizing If
not a destroying effect upon the am
Here We men who do nothing but
stencil-plate themselves over and over
again. Once Gibson did break away
from the grind. He threw away his
pen and ink and took to the brush
and palette, but the venture was not
a success, commercially or artistical
ly. And so be is now back at the old
trade again, tramping around a cirelo
like a blind horse In a mill.
The situation is often duplicated all
along the line of artistic endeavor. It
is particularly true of the stage, where
one success, a marked, instinctive,
spectacular success, puts shackles on
a man's ambitions. If he makes a bit
as the player of "silly ass" English
men he is doomed to such character
ization all the rest of his life, irrespec
tlve of the fact that the ability which
enabled him to give new values to an
old subject Is still there, anxious to do
new things newly.
There Is no appeal. Managers, like
publishers, are commercial. They
make a man do over and over again
what he has once done triumphantly.
It is the day of types. The artists,
the actor, the writer, must stick to
them, else he suffers.
But what about the people who long
for something new and never get it?
Are they never to be considered? Or
will it be necessary for them to strike
since strikes are the fashion and
by boycottlne the stale force the sev
Into the field.?
There never was a better time for
talent thi.t is novel, provided it Is ag
gressive, too. It will have to fish,
but the rewards will be worth the
Ci:XKOK OV MOVING1 PICTIKKS.
The national board of censorship
of moving pictures in this country
was organized in March, 1909, by
the People's institute at the request
of the Exhibitors' association of New
Ycrk City. It became national in
scope in June of the same year at the !
31 tne same year at tne i
request of the manufacturers of films, I
by an arrangement through which
sample copies of films for national and !
local distribution were submitted to j
the board. The board has a censor-1
i ship committee of 70 members, divid- j
J eu Into sections for every day of the !
week. Tho film output Is increasing 1
i so rapiu.y mat on most oays were
sre two or three sessions of the com-!
. niitiee pacing on films.
, B BOOI1 as a decision is reached bv
As soon as a decision is reached by
the general committee, the owner of j
the film Is notified and a notification!
is sent, through a weekly bulletin, to '
correspondents of the board In about
100 cities. These correspondents rep-
resent civic societies, police depart-'
ments and other responsible publ-c
agents. The sign which is often seen
on motion pictures. Passed by tne
National Board of Censorship," is not
i ornoial'Hnd is attached to only a frac
labor-saving device than any other
available form of public instruction.
Motion pictures have been used but
. J , th 'in,it responsibility for publication of
At present tne mam obstacles to tne , he articj?s in the Capitai Nwg and
educational uya c f motion pictutes are
lack of information on the part of
the public and the lack of proper dis
tributing machinery through which the
educational film can be placed at the
disposa of the educational institution.
It Is estimated that, about 200.000
feet of film per week pass through the
London market. More than 8,000,000
feet of film per week are released in j
the American playhouses. According
to the last report of the national board
of censorship of America 4,020,000 feet
of objectionable film were kept from
exhibition during the last year from
October 1. 1911, to October 1. 1912.
This represent a total of $482,000
worth of film destroyed in the Ameri
can market in one year. The total
number of feet of film passed upon by
the national board during the same
period of time for circulation in this
country and abroad numbers 433,000.
000 and is valued at $53,508,000, prac
tically all of the film produced in this
country; that means that tha control
of the board is practically complete.
It passes on about 90 per rent of the
IN DENIAL OF CONTEMPT
Idaho Editors Claim Right of Free
Speech In Criticising Court.
Boise. Idaho, Dec. 23. The Capltil
News Publishing company, charged this was taken under advisement by
with contempt of court for ita crlttjtbe court,
cism of tha fdaho lunmna mnrt'e Ho. i
clslon which prevented the printing
of the u&mes of progressive presl-
dential electors on tho ballot, filed
Tin i nr:
-. sir- . .Z
Ever since the world began, Sunday
has been set apart as a day of rest.
This rest is taken In different ways
ty different people; all depending up
on the Individual's viewpoint of what
"Rest" means to them.
Of one thing we are certain, that
Sunday as a day of rest has not been,
for the housekeeper. No matter how
herd she works during the week, nor
hew well her work and meals were
planned, that Sunday dinner in the
middle of the day or early or late af
ternoon, has been hers to get. If she
did go to church, it was get up early,
having the breakfast and at least get
most of the dinner ready, besides
dressing herself and- sometimes one or
two children before she could attend
service. Then hurry home and while
others were reading or out of doors
on the porch visiting with "the neigh
bors, the housekeeper was getting the
dinner and by the time it was over
and the dishes done, the best part of
the day was spent and she was too
tired to enjoy a walk or any outside
pleasures with the family and par
ticularly is this true in a big city.
The idea-of a big Sunday dinner is
a thing of the past. Most people hare
eaten too much on that day and head
aches and "Blue Monday" come from
the old fashioned idea of FEASTING
on Sunday, instead of resting, for
which the day was originally intended.
Sunday night suppers Instead of
Sunday dinners is not a new idea, as
hundreds of housekeepers will testify.
They all pronounce it successful both
for themselves and .the rest of the
family. All preparations possible are
made on Saturday for the Sunday
night supper, and a simple luncheon
(in the middle of the day: for the
members of the family who are old
enough, this should be a "Help your
self' lunch. Milk, sandwiches, fruit
or any food suitable for lunch, can be
prepared already and with a tray, pa
per dcllies. and napkins, everyone
may help themselves whenever they
come home, put away their tray, and
wash their few dishes and silver If
sny. This is on'.y playing fair to the
housekeeper or mother in the home.
(Dubuque Telegraph-Herald.) .
hy should President-elect Wilson
- e. " " I
Ior lne maa wuo deliberately starts J
a P'c j
The machinery for producing panics, j
he said in his speech to the Southern !
bocicty of New York, is iu existence,
"by which the thing can be deliberate-
Htre if a declaration of his
that it lit possible to inanulacture a
Punic, a thought he elaborated in hi-i
distinction between natural and un-
Mr. Wilson hss made up his mind
to BTnash the money trust, to which
i he referred on more than one occasion
in the campaign as the greatest of all
trusts. He apprehends thai an at-
': tempt on the purt of his administxa-
tion to destroy the money trust win
alizn aeaiubt him the most Dowerful
force in the nation and he calculates
as a possible result of that fight a
panic started by the money trust it
self ,ivith purpose to frighten congress
and the country from support of his
Governor Wilson knows the"temper
oi the foe he purposes to assail. He
knows its inclination will be to wreck
him and his administration by wreek-
i ing national prosperity.
i . .
i answer todaT- The company ad
In explanation says they were publish -
ed in the belief of its privilege to do
&o under the right of free speech.
The defendant representatives of tha
publishing company were ciled for the
pi biication of the message ot Colonel !
I Theodore Roosevelt to the people of
I Idaho relating to the decision, togeth- j
er with editorial criticism of that do- j
"There was no intention to impede
the administration of justice," the an
swer recites, "nor could this have
been accomplished for the reason that
tho decision had been rendered.
"Defendants believed they had a
right to express their honest criti
cism, and In said belief they had a
wide precedent by reason of the de
cisions of a large number of the learn
ed courts of the United States, the
precedents of the great newspapers
of the country and the comments of
the men highest in the political his
tory of the United States."
The answer says the artiftes were
written with the sole intention of
arousing the voters of the progres
sive party to what the decision would
mean in event they did not fully com
prehend ita significance and to urge
the voters to write in the names of
the progressive electors on the blanks
left on the ballots.
A demurrer to the answer was filed
, by Attorney General McDougal and
1 Accuaed of Killing Hia Boas.
Peoria. Ill, Dec. 23. Charles Al-
I Ita. a stoker employed at the Great
1 I -O. "V
The main r6ast or meat dish may be
prepare in the tireless cooker or cas
serole, either of which will require no
watching, or the meat may be cooked
' J ,
or two hot vegetables which can be j
easily cooked; incidentally this is a
fine time for everyone in the family
to turn ' and help, and with keen en
Men and boys like to show what
they can do in cooking with the chaf
ing dish and this is one of the best
opportunities and time when all the
family can come together after the
day of rest.' -
CHICKEN DE CASSEROLE.
Materials Chicken, four pounds;
onion, one; ham chopped, two table-
spoonfuls; butter or fat. one-fourth ,
cup; stewed tomatoes, one pint; bo led
!? nn lin- suit r,o tosinnxTlfiil'
rice, one cup; salt, one teaspoonful;
green sweet pepper, one; stock or
water, one pint.
I'tenslla Casserole dish, steel spi
der, chopping knife and bowL knife,
measuring cup, measuring spoon.
Directions Clean and separate a
fowl at the Joints. Chon fine an onion
end about an ounce of ham. Melt one
fourth cup of butter in a spider. Into
this brown the pieces of fowl, remov
ing them as cooked to the casserole.
Then brown the onion and ham in
the pan, and add these to the casserole
with one quart of hot broth or boiling
. .... , .
water one. pint of hot stewed
toes, one cup of boiled rice, a tea
spoonful of salt, and one sweet green
pepper pod, freed from seeds and
sliced fine. Cover the dish close'.y,
and let simmer in the oven an hour
and a, half or longer, according to the
age of chicken. Add more salt before
serving if needed. Chicken prepared
as above and given one half hour on
the stove may then be removed to the
fireless cooker to remain several
hours or until ready to serve. Chick
en or any foods which require slow
cooking are delicious cooked in this
manner. The tomatoes or rice may be
omitted, or peas may be added in
stead, about ten minutes before serv
ing. Other suggestive Sunday night sup
per' dishes are any escallcped dishes,
such as potatoes, macaroni, spaghetti,
cysters and any casserole meat and
vegetable dishes. The less expensive
cuts of beef and veal are especially
fine for this.
Salads of all kinds, with mayon
naise dressing and all ready, but Just
putting together, is done on Satur
nient to be accomplished by hoarding
money, calling loans and refusing
j . ...
" luCiC1vc uiuucj,
trust that he knows its power and
warns it that if it shall attempt the
exercise of that power against him he
put It in "a gibbet as high as Ha
Criticising Theodore Roosevelt for
permitting the steel trust's absorp
tion of the Tennessee Coal and Iron j
on the representation of Frick and !
Gary that otherwise the panic would
spread, Senator La Follette said that ;
a receiver in every Morgan
The temper of LaFollette
I temper of Wilson. The latter will
j suffer no private interest in the nation
j to hg'd at its pleasure the prosperity
or tne people, lie win wrecK wnoever
i stts out deliberately to destroy prcs -
i perity and shroud him in a public dis-
grace whkh will "live as long as the :
members of that man's family sur-'
The money trust is warned. If it
shall nevertheless undertake to defeat
legislation destroying lt power by
producing a panic, it c?n expect Wood-;
re v.- Wilson as president to smash it !
and destroy every man a conspirator'
Western distillery, is under arrest on
j a charge of stabbing and killing
George Brown, foreman of the plant,
j last night. The men are said to have
j quarreled over the manner in w hich
Allen was doing his work. He refus-
ed to talk when questioned at police
Scared Both of Them.
When Justice Mauie was on tho
beucb a bullying counsel was one day
i browbeating an elderly female witness
iu a case before him. Havlug badgered
her into n state of utter speechlessness,
the lawyer appealed to the Judge to
make ber answer his questions. "Why
do you not answer, madam?" asked the
Judge. "BePause. my lord, he scares
me so." replied the trembling woman.
"So does he me. ma'am." said the judge.
Lika tha Mythical Dragon.
In the Malay archipelago Is a reptile
much like the mythical dragon. It has
false ribs that extend the loose akin
and form its wings. There is also a
frog with spreading feet that makes a
parachute which enables it to flit from
tree to tree, and a flying lemur that can
spread ont its whole body like an um
brella and leap and fly a hundred feet
at a time, from the top of one tree to
Preaching and Practice.'
"Isn't It horrid." remarked Miss
Bwyrtly to her friend "isn't It horrid
that men will put these nasty old pipes
Into their mouths?"
"Yes." said her friend emphatically
aa she stooped and tenderly kissed the
i black face of ber pet pug "yes. indeed
u j.--. person'a.
4 y '
WHAT SURPRISED HIM.
"I suppose." said the interviewer, i
have found many surprising
things in our country." ;
"Yet " T-Anlio1 h iltefrln mi IpIihJ
eigneV; "i shall freely TonVess That i !
'Would you mind telling me for pub- !
Ucatioa what particular! thing su i
tiri.o m.tr '
"Not at all, my boy, not at all. One
thing that has surprised me Is the1 fact
that few of your people can spell, but
that is not what has most surprised
"Wht if t rr,, Dv ,h- o,,., i
most surprise" i had becn conne"ted wltn filagree
"I have said toat I have been sur- j b,et wh,cn,hf fatheJ hd purcbas
prised to find that few of your people ed frm ? PdlerJn Constantinople.
w w , iv!.- .
toma-?now how to read. The thing that j
nas most surprised me, is that lnabll-'
ltv to HDeH anneara to h rpH.H
a mark of distinction. Most of your
people boast about their Ignorance in
The dapper little ribbon clerk gazed
languishlngly Into the dark eyes of
.. ,. . , , "CDB- :
Isn t it wonderful," he gurgled.
"how opposltes seem to be attracted
to each other?"
"It sure Is," agreed the beacty. "I
noticed only today that the tallest i
man at the lunch ' counter ordered
VERY MUCH OF A CALF.
-No only a calf-
The Gentle Savage.
The stone age men were fierce and rude,
80 thf 8torr runs- ...
They never carried guna.
Broke the Monotony,
"Yesterday," complained the Sunday
. school superintendent, "you boys sat
through a twelve-inning game and you
showed no signs of uneasiness. Yet
nere you cannot listen to me ror tnirty
, minutes without becoming restless. I
cant understand why the ball game
receives more serious attention."
"Because," came In a stage whisper j
from a seat of husky boys, "they j
change pitchers occasionally." Judge. !
"How often Is your motor over-
haul?d. Binks?" asked Dusenberry.
"Four times last mcnth," said
I "Four times In one month? Geeru
I aalem! What for?" demanded Dusen-
i 'Speeding," said Binks. "Twice by
the bicycle cops,-once by a deputy
sheriff, and once by a plain, common
j garden, village constable." Judge.
Doea He Mean Bathing Suits?
Hub (looking up from newspaper)
My dear, have you seen any of those
Invisible suits yet? I
Wife Invisible suits? What, are i
you talking about?
Hnb Why, here's a New York la-;
dies' tailor advertising: "Suits made
to order with orithout material."
JosklnaHia record is the worst in
Hosklns What Is his business?
Joskins Weather clerk.
. , , C what Is perfectly good
"""rr of the divine
we are PGeorSe Eliot
Another Bracelet By Clarissa Marine.
Copyrlented. 1911. tf Associated Literary Bureau. '
"Home again," sighed Madeline f
Trayle as the tourist ship Neptune '
sighted New York's jagged sky line i
"It has been a wonderful trip." ob
served her father. Bniiling down at the
girl. "I believe Alex will testify to
Alexander Felton'a contented face
beamed happily upon the girl whom I
he had wooed and won on this Medl-
terranenn trip. Each member of the
party of seven, who had been drawn
together by mutual Interests, had en
Joyed some unique experience or par
ticipated In an adventure to be related
on those long evenings spent on the
moonlit deck of the steamer. At their
last port a newcomer had Joined the
fUip' ? f1!1;
Sjre;,thJSSeinT.r? of Art
lUPrt JS BOH CU IUS Ul.l sin J ' I
tbnr Clayton's adventure of a broken
iwrui uoiir. iui sue ivru iv i
?wner ,r "e oy Z ' TV ,7
I ,a"ice2 "lnV "I Be,rutn,d
teen shattered on the stones at his
feet. Young Clayton's devotion to
Emily Drake during the homeward
voynge had been marked, and the old
er people of the party smiled upon
what appenred to be another romance-)
Madeline Trayle s especial adventure J
e uau in"eu wearing lur uit ui njf-
btnnr, in th
r , ' ' , , ,
Suleiman mosque, a melancholy Turk
had haughtily demanded to examlue
it. declaring that once it had belonged
to his daughter, who hnd disappeared.
After examining it closely he had re
turned it sadly, apologizing for his
presumption in addressing the young
In relating this story to her compan-
iong on board the Neptune Madeline
TBI THRKB EXAMINED TUB BKAOELirT TX
! had declared that a friend of hers in
New York possessed the duplicate of
: her filigree bracelet (which upon ex
: animation bad proved to have been
i "made in Germany" and was no doubt
j copied from the original trinket), and
this friend proved to be none other
i than Emily Drake.
Emily said that her bracelet was in
New York, and such was her interest
; in the incident of the melancholy Turk
i who had lost n daughter that he de
clared she would unearth the trinket
! as soon as she reached home nnd ex-
amine it for some secret mark.
"Perhaps we may be able to reunito
father nnd daughter if she is still liv
ing," ventured Emily, smiling.
: It was several days after their land
; ing that Emily Drake found an oppor
tunty to call upon Madeline Trayle.
"Dear." she cried eagerly. "I've un
e.irtbiHl the filigree bracelet and clean-
ed It up. and I do believe there is somo
writing on the inside! Has your fn
tber got a strong magnifying glass?"
Profes.'or Trayle produced the neces-
sary Instrument, and the three exam
ined the bracelet in turn. At last tho
professor laid down the glass. Emily,
' It looks to ifte as though you really
i owned the original filigree bracelet"
i he said.
I "How lovely!" cried Emily.
t "Isn't it wonderful?" breathed Mad
eline. "What does it say inside, fa
ther? I know there must be something
written there or some secret mark, for
the Turk looked inside and then said It
was not the bracelet of his daughter."
"Just think of how many Imitations
he must hav looked at. hoping to find
the right one." murmured Emily. "But
do tell us what it uys. Profpssor
"Look Inside once more." he said, giv
ing her the. glass "Do you not see
some queer marks engraved tliere?"
"Yes. yes! They look like shorthand
"It's Anil'ic. It reads To my daugh
ter. Ztfrsh.' "
"Zerah whafa lovely name! I can
see ber now-a languorous eyed beau
ty," cried Emily. '
"Now we have a clew to work upon.
I have such a splendid plan." said
ber cheeks pink with ex-
"Tell it to us."
"Let us each wear onr bracelets and
go from one Turkish shop to another.
! apparently lookiug lor rnz or trinkets.
cud icrliaps some woman, some shop-
J kfrt w,lff- mJJnssui. Ibe Bfl': j
gree bracelet, and thus we may find
the owner and tell her that her father
is waiting for her!"
"A wild goose chase." smiled the i
professor Indulgently.' "My dears, the
chances are that Zerah is now and lias
been in Constantinople, perhnpsjildt:;
t ek I
from oer rather' seeking eyes."
"No. 1 nm sure that is not the case."
protested Madeline warmly. "It's this
"There, tliere. my denr; I should not
try to discourage yon." lie smiled.
! "Hun alon? on your pretty romantic er-
rand. Only le careful that yon do not
i go afoot, and levtire of unsavory part
1 of the city without a proper escort-
Perhaps Alexander will go along. You
know he is a linguist and"
"This is a matter for fathers and
daughters, so we will ask you to es
cort us." said Madeline, and In the
end Professor Trayle laughingly ' as
sented. Secretly he was nttracted by
the possibilities of the search.
"If you find Zerah whether ahe la
young and lovely or has become fst
and hideous, as is often the unfortu
nate fate of oriental women, and ne
ber 1 will sen,? her home again." u
promised and was rewarded by the
gratitude of the two girls, who had
come to look upon the lost ZeraU as a
real person who would be found la the
foreign quarter of New York, that
clearing house of many nationalities.
The next day they started out on
their strange search. As the limou
sine threaded its way among the nar-
row streets of the Syrian qunrter-for
tncy nai aeciaea to begin ineir senn-u
there the two girls chattered about
the bracelet nnd examined again and
again the one Emily wore on her wrist
outside her black glove.
Their first experience was disap
pointing. A Turkish shop, attended by
two slender young men. who urged
them to buy rugs, did not offer any
hope of finding the lost Zerah. although
Emily displnyed her bracelet carelessly
to tholr view.
It proved to be a disappointing quest.
In and out of little dark, odorous shops
they went They interviewed Turkish
women and men and children, but all
stared stolidly at the filigree bracelet
and shook their heads.
They were Interested in selling goods
to the rich Americans, not in tracing
some mythical person named Zerah.
As the limousine drew op at the curb
in front of Emily Drake'a home and she
stepped to the pavement Madeline
leaned forward and pointed a finger at
the flight of stone stepa leading to tha
front door of the Drake home.
"Oh, Emily, we've been Interviewing
Byzantine vomen all. day. and here la
another one sitting on your doorstep!"
Emily turned nnd looked.
There on the bottom step of the
brown stone flight sat a lace peddler, a
slender, worn looking woman with pa
thetic dark eyes and and month. On
her lap there rested a basket filled with
laces and lace trimmed linens.
Professor Trayle and. his daughter
leaned from the motor and watched
Emily as.she approached the woman
and picked up some laces with tho
mind that wore the filigree bracelet.
Instantly the woman's eyes flashed
1 eagerly, and she laid a brown band on
Emily's wrist and muttered some ror
"Professor Trayle. do come! I be
lieve I've found her! Come and talk
to her!" cried Emily in excitement
And the professor and his daughter
obeyed at once.
The woman was holding Emily's
band, and tears were running down
her cheeks as her fingers touched the
"Zerah!" said the professor distinct
ly, and at sound of the name the wo
man started to her feet and stared
wildly at him.
Then, speaking in her own language,
he quieted her fears and asked her a
few questions. He took the bracelet
from Emily's wrist and showed It to
The two girls watched with delight
mingled with owe the changing emo
tions on her face as she listened to tho
story Professor Trayle had to tell, nnd
she nodded smilingly at last, nnd then,
clutching tho filigree bracelet to ber
bosom, she spoke in the same tongue,
softly, melodiously, ending her narra-
! tlve with a little despairing gesture.
I "It Is Zerah." said Profesaor Trayle
! at last ."Finding ber here on Emily's
doorstep is such a curious coincidence
that I confess I am thrilled through.
The bracelet is hers, nnd she prized it
highly as her father's gift, but she
learned to love a rascal, and she sold
the bracelet in the bnzaar In Constan
tinople nnd with the proceeds eloped
to A-mericn with her lover, who baa
long since deserted her. Fearful of
her father' anger, she has never
dared communicate with him. al
though ber heart is breaking for ber
"Of coui-se she can go back again?"
"Certainly. My promise holds good,
and I sh.ill send word, to her father to
"Imi't this a perfectly lovely ending
tn the voynge of the Neptune?" asked
Emily after they bad seen Zerah cared
for by the servants.
V'Who dares say that romance la
dead in the world?; demanded Made
line, laughing happily.
"I don't for one." confessed lrc
Dec. 23 in American
1783 General George Washington re
signed bis commission aa com
mander of the colonial army. 'Thom
as Macdonougb. hero of a brilliant
victory over the British on Lake
Champlain. Sept 11, 1814. born;
1S14 GenerH Andrew Jackson mada
his first attack on the British lines
below New Orleans.
J X8S'.t Henry Woodfin Grady, editor
"i and orator, leader of tho "new"
south," died: horn 18.TO.
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