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THIi ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 8, 1913.
rubliiivi dutir t 1124 Second ve-'
tttie. Rock Island. III. (Entered at the
Ktofflc aa tecond-elaas matter.)
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Saturday, February 8. 1913.
The farmer who ltlvaes nw ideas
always has a faying crop.
Aoyway, the high cost of
keeps magazine writer luihy.
At ft'8 fine weather Tor Duck-
wheat cakes. Are you itching for
If It in trite that wild peps arfi fjy.
Ing northward it doesn't, prove Fprinc;
la coming, htit that geese ure geese.
If Albert J. Hopkins can onlv push
hlfflself hard enouph. there is a hriciT
Chftnce for i-n fl,,...,ii t,.
limine for two democratic senators
Former Senator A. J. Hopkins of
aurora gays ne is entitled to reelec-
tlon. The genera: impression is that
he has all he is entitled to.
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lour l nole' Ram knows the evil of
me bucket shoppers. He soaked a
tin a n i .n' afregatinc
' " "' j-n.eru.iy. me
penalties running from 2.n to
tin. 000 each. And there nre more cision there is no e.ppeal. It is gener
to follow. ally understood that favoritism has
- - - ruled ns to places on the ballot. The
Aftr reading the drastic measures governor suggests tiiat there l.e rota
suggested by Governor Sulzer of New t, n )f IlfneH. m Wisconsin a given
York, lo prevent Wall stret broker? number of ballot are t.rinr. rl with tie-
. ti nt ii . .
I'Lr: L::r: ? nU,n.7-
wi -uiu.n-u 111.11 bMMlH on UU
tew iora htocK exchange are selling
for s than half price. With state (-(.umns. Thev are so shaken iir.d
and national administrations elected mix. d that nciie receives an ndvar,
under pledge to stand for nothing but , tape.
1 4 1 C f f I m O to tilluln nan A . . c ' .-.
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stock gambling must naturally duln
MKV AM Til K t III l! III s.
There is not a Httlo feeling of d s
appointment In he report of Dr. II. K.
Carroll, statistician, which shows ;hat
the "Men and Ue'l,rlon Movortu t:t."
from which so much wr-s hoped h-;.
fallen fur short of the results expMed.
If Dr. Carroll's figures si" .T-eurate the
total increase was fi7!.V,2 f r l'-l.'.
it decrease of 1.V4H0 from tho figures
lr. Carroll's figures put the tofii
1 number of Christians in the I'nitei
states at :i6.S7...r.7, divided
Disciples of Christ
t'.. !".:,, ii:.:i
The Unitarians were snid to have
stood still In membership and to have
lost six inhtlstera and 16 churches,
whl.e the Unlverallsts fell ofT 3.8o 1u
members. Dr. Carroll conceded 86. out!
members to Christian
Sc ic nee
Altogether, the figures of Dr. Car-jple: "As each man was working not
roll are interesting and Instructive. ' for himself but for all the others, no
They should have the effect of spur-' man thought it necessary 'o put forth
ring up Christians of all denomina- liis full energy, a- the cliirs would
ttona to greater zeal and to stronger j make up for his d'she -icsty and rs
allegiance. ; every man conceived the same sl;ish
It may h said In regard to the ; idea, th" daily outpti was reduced
"Men and Kellgton Movement" that j and the cost of manufacturing neces
the proposed annual Increase of 3"11,- Farily increased, f. r. bs everyone
OuO Christians over the normal In- : knows, the smaller tho produc'ion the
crease due to population was not in- I greater the cost."
tended to be affected withiu a year. I It would be the same were socialism
but was expected to be realized m . tried on n larger sc.ilc. Some might
It will thus he necessary to wai'
tmti: ls17 to apply the test.
A XOTAItliK KMI HPItlSI
The Grand Central terminal In New.
. York City, costing $50.oi.e,00o. or one-
eighth the estimated cost of the Pan-
ama canal ar.d representing seven
. years of work, was opened for ui.e last
m Sunday night. Few persons perhaps
' fully appreciate the magnitude of this
enterprise aul the mechanical a:id en-
, glneerlng skill required to complete
Mfce task. Durtr.g tUee st veu yearn,
with const rut tlon work tn tigress on
all. side, the Nc York Centra! ha
movtKl S0 train- dally hi and out of
the tormittii and handle.! nnm ;ma:.
,y ,,000.0,0 annually without missing
a atnir U train ami with t.rartl.aKv no
hp. ma7V it u
greater engineering feat than the con-
struetlon of the canal. It la. as the
company announces, a veritable city
within a city, covering 30 blocks and
oring Hirer iimea uie area oi auj oiu-
er terminal. It has no lei than 67
( track on th two levels aggregating
mlles. with five mile of passenger
I 'atfcrm all level with the car floors,
Ddilng the construction work dver
,:,: ',".y cubic yards, of which two -
'thirds were solid rock, have been ev.
icavatd. The terminal embraces con-i
vention, amusfaiftit ar.d -xhfhSton j
halts, bote;?, rial. 9 and re stiuran"?.
post and express ofT.cs. modern apart-:
mint and office buildings and numer- i
on a stcres aid specialty shops. !
Th" terminal Itself Is equipped with
every facility ff,r the convenience and ;
comfort of the trav !fr, Including TA
elevators for pascnzrrs. mail. Ta e- i
Ran" and expr'M. wi'h 4 ticket win-'
dows .conveniently located In con-;
course, with subway entrances and '
taxicab and mo'or busses right under 1
Ps comjlrtion is a remarkable tri-i
urnph of modern engineering and con-
t.o Kit .so it in Nt; rou iio;rt
KI.M'T loxs. j
Governor Dunne's sr.gr-stiun con-
M"rnir'S th" cf money ut primaries
Rn' elections should p-.vairn en sf-j
firmatJve response from tho le-fsiu-
tiiro it t ft.i it'- anA-ir.a -
be EKf-crts. but If p rVs-cd 1i -wiii Um-
bar from poli.U .1 p'radons al but
the rifii end cT!";t,'' t.v.d ch illcn.T
the perpetuity of r- r'tb!'".
Wi'l.out a cc-rr .'pt prr-tici-s ac-l the
little priniLiry l-.v ' ioV.,.';i of i's
, f fTectivein tOf.;:rd a Td en l it
I,OS!if-F- A ri, n nin j! hacked by
weaitny rrien'iP. lias a prea; aiivantaK '
over a poor man. Tho former c;:n
hire workers to traverse th state In
hia fnterert end r.?:x fur-ound
polls with hi? refiners. lie can fill
the mails with litrr.tture extolling his
virtues, though h irny not possess
any. The wan wit' out rner.n ctn
have pene of thee aid. H, can only
re v npr.n his m"nts and where money
s tisefl patient merit is not sure or v flrre the wi'p was ready to cook aid
being regarded. : r.erve !t. I.nter it, was tilling the soil
There -hor.M h a law desianatinq nnt1 v.avln- tl inps prow, which by the
the amount of rrio-vy a candidate may pood ll(.nse w:fe was ma(1e mto appe
ppend. !f fht.'ild rJ-o. as the gov tiziRg ,iishf8 for the family. She also
trnor fidviM'S be cmp-Hed to publish ,kb ...i , r.m for
r. ''-- - '!' - i
n , i n j
r: M.u .,e ...i lt .
p ndod. bo'h before and after election.
Another wise Rrd timely suggestion
the governor makes has to do with
tnr r.i'ng of the no-n'.Tiatinf; p-pers of
candidates Tb" pr sent law requires
that the candidate whose papers are
filed first shall have the choicest p'aco
on the ballot. This Is not only unju
; to other aspirants but gives too much
autl.crlfy to the a-rrtiry of state.
ne aion can oeciu" w mi nine pe.i- .
Mous were received nnd from hiH de-
HHillK IlTltl an fiua mini NT With the
names of other i nn.litlateB in thes.
, 1.1, hoik lie. -Is Sll' h U UroVlS OH. 8
t'.ie present law is unTa r to tli" ina i
who Ins not "iu!;" enough to have lr:
name placed jM a pro;:i:iieut p!.:'-e i :i
tiovernor Innitst 's suggeKt.iotis are
In the Intetert hones: elecrio;
bbould bear frui'.
rri.U Ii !4H'!AI.;sM
In the cur!- :.: iiUi::t r of tin
Aincric un llcvii'j, M. Maurice
writing on "Wlut Is Socialism
stances a c ..ye of applied so i.ilism '
that is a striking refutation of th'; i
u'rpi.ui ide;:s that ar- leadiup so -p my
astray. Abstract arumeti's ;.;;ji;:.':,
f c.alisni do miu'h g .'(ii!. but they have i
ii..t th- force ( f ai-'ual test. !lr. t
L((W tells how ti'f I rcm.-h Koverntnent j
in establish-d na'iL'tii.l work-j
slu p-. One waa an et;':;b ishi'ien- f ir '
the l'rm;:fai'lure i t Ut 'i'lie gjv- '
erament provbh-d the hi: hi v.-i f !
and furnished the ;ri;i':;; ( .ii.:';. j. I: '
pave an c-rcVr f.tr IT..'-,, i t:f.'f-,ms ;:nd :
put l.Smi nun r.t w.irli. r. .-: :i f, to,
p:'y lor the vnif-rns j-;.'t v. :.j. pn- '
vatc cent rat-tors i-sk-d. .1 ;:'ic:ii ; each '
'orUnun two f.-.'.ins a cj :i y ;o; t;ib
siste:i( . m-!i a'ni ailowi .' t!;..- v. ( rU-
men to divid- the pr-di's. There were
no prop's, and when ticcounts were
squared it v as fo isi 1 thn' the work
men had earie'd le.-s per day than pri-
,ate employers pa-d.
The reason for th:s was v rv sim-
honest'.y do all the work of which
they were cai)ah!e, but the others
would shirk ai d cl.vm an equal share
of th" produc'ion.
There Is no us- trying to ge' around
Burn actu:.t Cemon.r rr.tlons
THi: MAKKLT ti A Mil I. till.
fl vernor Suirer, In his i urp. t-e to
wipe out stock und market g-in. tiling
in the Empire suite, s.iys: "No honest
broker has anything to fear." And.
t :ay be ad led. the honest broker Is
standing In no dread cf such legtslaUou,
ed, Le will r-:uove the evils
;iMt at pres.:,; att.i.,1 the operation,
t,f certain of the exchanges and
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onT'kn Is' buck.
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.r'V:,, :s'; JZ..ZTT:, ner
u.'..iii? ji auu
' nock exchanges have their purposes
and uses, and the man who operates
en a proper scale need have no
, ause for fear in such legislation as
may tie adopted lo check the swindling
, that has grown out of manipulation of
, sticks and markets.
So it is not the reputable board of
trade or stock excliane operator w ho
is protesting and threatening during
j the aiiation that is now on. As
ttth koi to me-s iikahts
"The turmike road to men s hearts
j find 11"9 through their mouths, or
i mistake mankind."
u tllc ,:ov' le true which I re-
cftnt'.v tav: in print then the "kitch-1
en." inst.-ad or the "parlor" would bejh'arn why we use foods at all. ana u
ie place for lavir.K the riot of "The if0' whlfh r! btBl for ou or . .yoUT
S;:der and the F"ly." Certainly a web
c.'. !d be w oven around the modern
k Htove hi(h we! 1 entico ano
I i'iiy 'i:ari if girls were only will-
i:: to a: t ly themselves to this great-
PfiL ()f Ull arts cooking. Understand
me. I do net sav that the above state-
e-..t - trp h.,t ihi I rfo know, that
if 1 went ':ito every home in the land.
i wou'd find the neat majoritv of the ;
eokir.g plunn.-,' for a man It is what i
he iikes, when k- iikos It and how he :
Years ao in the beginning of homes '
ftn i h,me mnyin?, the husband weivf j
,LTth to km Kam(, an1 broph.t It home
ia,i t me then to spin tne yarn ior
mak'np and made their clothes. Clvi-;'"
uzat!ou anr! progresaion have taken
care of much of this labor in the home. I
pr(,I;, (h(J making of candles and care!tneir combinations, nnd careful prepa-
of lamps we have come to turning on
a button and, behold! electric light.
Fr: in the rags w hich w ere sewed and
braided ir.to rugs and lat;r woven In
carpets. w have everything that can
, iram factured W ri-aa and camels I
,tuU,i)e pf the home; p, ueceBBaPy ia.
. . .j,f1K. ,hrn..h 1
' labor saving devices for cleaning and
cook ng besides schools and lectures
over a large part of our country are
training our daughters and mothers
for greater efficiency in their home.
hi'.e latte bakeries do much for
. , i . . i . -c
i rt-aj esStniitii. main i an ui uitr
cookie llB8 not. taken from the
, x ,
lil'IUC rk t il. lix ii. i lie Li uc tin auiuft jl
borne kitchen. The true meaning
all this is community life, and perfect
hppi'iness and health only
through each one doing the duty or!
work itittnded for them.
5Y CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
CONiiiJK.iV.tf . K1.KCT rtm TIIK
i -.n m r..-..N i .i i.'ianuii.
if-V-cai -.rr-.-'pe!i jej.ee to The ArRus.)
..,t-T.T-.-...--T-iI r . v (- -T T Ct -
Wa-Uii.p:' n. K b. 0. Few persons
re.l y.e ihe far-reaching important e of
the lact Kiat tne I mteu rstates win
e lU'. t liiat lilt I lilLVU Urtlt-'n 111
T-- f-sooti l;a.ve an in -
"iywCr ' 0II,P las 'a's l'n
Jr ti s'atllU''i- Kirst
VJ$" of n'!. ic nuans
soon have an in -
Under the fystem of protection as:
I layed in this country, nearly every
pt ;;ny of the money necessary to run
the fccverrment. maintain the army
and t avy. consv'rwt public buildings,
etc.. is raised by taxing the things the
people eat. wear and use. The only
thing that protection does not tax is
wt alth A man with a fortune of tin -
Ore. "en has not been req ilred to pay a ufactured in this country, the 53 per
single penny of tax to the national cent is added just the eame by the
government. This seems almost un- l.ome manufacturer,
believable, but it is true. The man When the tariff on cotton goods is
working on the section for $1.50 peri reduced one-third or one-half of the
day. with a family of five children, is , present rates, this article so much
iit the r.rptsent timp ftc'ncllv rontrlh- 'ncil t.v tt-omen n-nrt r-tiilrlren mav lia
,,,! , tt-, nntinni
liivi c ... i uji tuv iiai.uiiai .vj.t.ij-
tuent tl.an the millionaire bachelor,
President-elect Wilson has said that
; no honest business man has anything
to fear of nach form rf national lela-
lition as may he proposed to rid the
cc ii,;ry of the trus's, so Governor Sul
t r has declared that no honest brok
er has anything to fear from the
ioure he proposes with aim to pro
n:ote honesty. And. as stated before,
r.o i.on st man is ralsiDg his voice in
Keporta have come of the attempt
of operators, who are afraid of fceinir
ODc.r&tora who are afralri r.f hslno.
. i . , . . - ,
eiiiaui iii&i u uuuiia inai nave arrayed
' themselves on the side of Governor
' Sulzer, and the proof of such design
ujM r.ot be difficult of deveioDment
when it is afcked for. Of this, more!
. Suffice is it to say here that the first
evidence of g-iiit that cornea w ith any
reform is thst which undertakes
smother and muzzle. The newspapers - The king took half aa hour's trip in
j0f America have had their part in J a dirigible balloon, making a circuit of
I the remedying of every form of eviijthe caii.
If thla cookintr, which Is the "road
to mec's hearts." is looked upon as an
art. a science, knowine how. what
greater thing could woman eepire to?
No one believes these daya that a
woman should cook and wash and
scrub and cl!n all day with tio out
side interests. Not by any means,
but she must u?e her brains and think
of the best and quickest ways In her
cooking. Every woman should haTe
at least a single flMess cooker. Why
le a ham, toncue, or corn beef us
ing up gas and the housekeeper watch
ing It on the stove, when a fireleea
will do the work better and no fuel
nor watching. That Is where bralna
count. Oirls, iearn to cook! Not Just
make fudge and angel creams.
husband; If he comes home after a
day's, hard work, whether from the
j field or an ofrce. what 1 It about him
I which has kept the old saying for cen
turies on our tongues: "The way to a
man's heart through his atomach?"
I 1 . T . n n. m . Mill. Jtf
MrT Uvermore when a woman wrote
her what to do for a bad tempee of
hPr bn4 ana ebe repi.ea. eea
ln te" Nothing but a recognl-
tlon in ach lntnce of our over-
worked, tired, crosa man (maybe)
nd wnen properly fed. the physical
8ido rebounded and he wm physically.
mentally ana morauy recuprrai.u
An entlra year I directed all the i
lunches which a devoted wife cooked
and carried to her husband's office.
Every dinner was planned and cooked
by her to lessen his des're for drink.
v..u n. j ... an . v.
that desire was a thing of the past
and all with a knowledge of foods.
ration of the same. Any woman can
win a man and draw him Into the
"web" If she bo desires, hut it is an
other thing to keep him. Don't tempt
him with all the good things to eat
hefore marriage and then expect
hold him by careless, Indifferent cook-
ne. "Man cannot ve bv breaa alone."
but it is a very essential a6set ra keep
ing out of the divorce couTt.
A judge eald to me two years ago
as he was looking at, my card Index
cooking recipes: "I believe if I could i
present one of these to the wife and
V,- rrn lr.ma ti A f nlTntv it tt'rSPTl
i-n ifi iu &j uumc a. vnvr v4aw
!youngcouple3 come to me for divorce.
' K .V, m.nno ronnlHn
t " - . -
them in almost every instance.'
i comes from one who should know the
truth. Monday I will give some
j recipes for dishes most men like.
) too proud to marry and raise a family.
! Tho United States cf America is
ft. lt.. 1, n. .r.1e Iho nroo t
nations where such a condition exists.
-Many every tirsi class
earth lesies either an income tax or
; Why ha
' ll!ae a:l
an inuei nance tax. we nave nciwiei.
; Why have we never been able to
income tax en tha statute
the question that naturally
Here is the answer: High pro-
tnat millionaires le-cuewsis nave preveiu-u uie yntaanK waa Dut jt must jjave bppn E,ucll
will, for th- first of an income tax law. because they greater than that which you mention
time since this na-; lu.ew that the more money the govern- j made the ascent shortly after I had
tioii has stood, nir nt collected from taxing incomes stepped with my hare feet on a bum
bear a fair propor- ihe less exciibe there would be for a ble bee's nest.""
tion of the burden tariff tax. To take protection away
of taxation. ; from the tariff trusts is to interfere He Was Sure of That.
It is estimated v.ith their monopolies. And how could! "Are you sure." she asked'wlth an
that $lin.ii,io,uH the tariff trusts gouge consumers with- eagerness that he could not mistake,
will be raised an- out having monopolies of American "you iove me i0re tnan you di(i your
uually by tax ng tuarktts? ; first wife?"
incomes. This v:'A tii.z ninin tauifi-' hoiiiikhky. i "Well," he cautiously replied. "I am
mean that th.at The American people are jiaytng an- positive that I love you more than I
amount of taxation 1 :n:;.;iy about Jsii.oihi.oii i more for their did my first wife after sho quit doing
is to be taken off mtton goods thun they ought to pay, the cooking herself and got to spend
of -he things that ! b cause of tho iniquitous Payne-Al- lnK more than I could earn."
the people must drith tariff law. The Cird congress is j
have In order to :,re; aring to Interfere with this rob- j Shifting Honor.
live and placed on bery. There will le a big downward "The greatest ship in the navy Is
; t vihicn on ail kinds of cotton goods,
The cotton sthedule of the Payne-
Abirieh law carries an average duty
of about 53 per cent. This means that
every article of cotton cloth and every
piece cf cotton yarn that comes ;
through the custom house, has 63 peri
eent !:dded to its foreig-a price. And ,
on cotton goods that, does not come ;
through the custom house, hut is ma
! t, j t r..i,. M.i., ..n.i.,i.
: i.e.' a.v ii..i.o uiui a iiiui . , i ' j'l -Tianiig ;
j the actual value of the goods
that has gone on unchecked to the
Point where crime has become an ev
ery day usage, so bold that it U de-
! fiaDt ni icutorlal.
The stock a-nd market gambler Is
not the least of these evils, but his i
doom is sealed. Another decade will i
see every one of them wiped off the
Bhitfields, Nicaragua Details of the
wreck of the schooner Granada on the !
hir at tha .ntrnr- fn rv.lnra.1 rlvar
bar at tha entrance to Colorado river ;
J , 8U' ,n 16 Passengers Bo
lushed, several were among the most
prominent citizens of the republic.
Madrid There is much talk in Span
ish oEclal cinles as to King Alfonso's
desire to show personally his friendly
Sentiment toward the states of Latin
America. It is Eaid that the king may
decide to visit some cf the South Amer-
toiican countries in the indefinite future.
There's a lot of folks' who always keep
a-growlln' at the rich;
Every man who has a million they'd
have put In bollln' pitch;
They will not forgive a person who con
trives to Set along.
But I don't believe that havln lota of
caah Is always wrong.
Mind I don't pretend to argue that the
rich are always right:
There are lots of men with mlUIone that
have sohls aa black as night;
But I've studied the thing over, and I
guess there's one thing sure:
It'a no sign a man Is noble Just because
he's kepln' poor.
I've a sort of crazy notion that there may
be here and there
Some rich man who'R po to heaven and
secure a crown to wear.
For I've met seme wealthy people as I've
traveled round about
That I don't believe that heaven can af- i
iora to ao without.
And I've got another ration which Td
like to have you know; I
All the poor may go to heaven; I can't
half believe it. though.:
There are poor men who are worthy, but
I can't help feelln' sure
That you'll not Ret past St. peter Just be
cause you have been poor.
Cause for Thankfulness.
"Thank heaven," said the owner of
the automobile when tho policeman
had pulled him from under the wreck.
"Yes," said a bystander, "you may
well thank heaven. Your chauffeur is
killed, your machine is fit for nothing
but the scrap pile and your life seems
to have been saved by a miracle."
"Oh, I've a greater cause than any
of those for being thankful. The pa
pers will not say that we were accom-
panied by two women whose names
not . ,
Up In tho Air.
"I have been at the top of Pike'a
Pak, which is over 14 000 feet above
Bea level. What was the greatest
height you ever reached?"
"I don't know Just what the altitude
named in honor of my native state."
"Don't get puffed up with pride on
that account For about six weeks
once the greatest bhip in our navy
'88 named in honor of my native
Perhaps They Will.
"Pa, they call aldermen c;ty fathers,
on t they? '
1 "When women get to be alderladies
: will their husbands be city etepfa
"Do you think tha time will ever
I come when the women will be satis-
fled to wear only their own hair?" t
I "VaIbt na Inn v na anm . r. f tViA m
are compelled to sit back of them."
"I wonder why she ever consented
to marry a sleight-of-hand performer."
"She had seen him pick money out
of the air."
Going With the Crowd.
People are always eager to heap
honors on the honored, without stop
ping to find out why they should do it.
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i ngxires ao not lie ana some or those
"Barbers are determined they shall
not be uiL-taLca as catering to any hut
the males "
"Didn't you ever noti'-e that Ihey
are always postmarked?" Baltimore
The Ruby Necklace By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 191S, by Associated Literary Bureau.
On the night of Edith Talme-s birth-1
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day ball her husband came home early !
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and sought his wife In her own rooa. j
His handsome face -was aglow with ,
j loTe and admiration as he took the I
lovelv form In his arms and kissed hei
eajrer, red lips.
"Darling, you are more beautiful er
ery time I see yon," he murmured.
And you grow more blind," abe I
chlded him playfully. "I have been j
waiting for you to come and tell me I
whnt Jewels I shall wear tonight." She j
turned to the dressing table and threw
back the lid of a Jewel box and remov
ed the trays. Diamonds, sapphires and
emeralds biased In the light.
"Wear your rubies, Edith," said Dlcfc
Palmer, with a mysterious smile.
"Ruble3T Don't tease. Dick. Those
are the only atones I really want and
do not possess. Shall It be diamonds?"
"Hubtes tonight." Insisted Dick, and
from an Inner pocket of his coat he
drew forth a flat leather case and plac
ed It In her bands.
"Dick Palmer, yon darling!" cried
Edith, and she showered kisses npon
him hefore she opened the box. When
she finally threw back the lid she was
awed by the beauty of the stones her
husband bad selected for her birthday
On a bed of white velvet waa colled
a magnificent necklace of flawless ra
bies, perfect In color and each atone
the sire of a very large pea.
Dick lifted the necklace and clasped
It around his wife's neck; then be stood
back to admire the rich red circle of
Are against the whiteness of her akin.
"You dear, extravagant boy!" mur
mured Edith as she turned to the mlr
roro feast her eyes on the Jewel. "I
suppose you paid an enormous price
"I paid a pretty atlff price, but I
guess It's worth It. I didn't bny It In
HtitTum's. It Isn't a brand new neck
lace; neither Is it reconstructed from
an old one. It's a genuine antique said
to have belonged to an Asiatic ruler."
"Where did yoj find it. Dick?"
"In Lenqutth's on Fourth avenue.
I've had It a month now. and Buffam
has been cleaning It up for me.
1 mu,t run avray aild dress." Dick
kIsspd nIs wlfe aaln and left tte
Edith stood long before the mirror
watohlujr the liquid flame of the ruby
necklace as she slowly turned her neck.
At last she unclasped It and replaced
It within its case.
"I'll not wear it down to dinner. It
will be a surprise for all of them when
the ball begins," she said to herself
i and looked around for a place In which
! to secret the case, 'filie large Jewel box
I would just fit into the tiny steel safe
j sunk In the wall near the chimney.
I ltefore tha Inconspicuous door there
was hung a heavily framed square
painting, which could be moved aside
i only by pressing a knob on the o.her
! side of the room.
' Now Lditb selected a diamond brace
leta dnr.llng serpent with ruby eyes
and slipped it on her arm. Then she
closed and locked the large jewel box,
pressed the knob that moved aside the
square picture nnd placed the box Id
the llttie safe. There was room after
all for the new Jewel case containing
the ruby necklace, and after another
glimpse of the beautiful Jewel Edith
tucked that in the safe, closed the steel
clad door, replaced the picture and
went dijwn to dinner just as the gong
I The rooms were bowers of lovell
j ness. A separate color scheme had
j been selected for each one. and the
whole harmonized In one glorious ar
: raniremont of flowers and palms.
There were several people staying at
the Palmers', and most of them were
gathered In the drawing room when
Edith entered the Maxflelds. husband
i and wl'm Eugenia Card, an old school
friend of Edith's, and Dick's father,
I Henry Palmer. The fifth guest, Mme.
j jeu lot had not yet Joined them.
1 Just as the last strokes of the hall
clock died away there was a rustle of
silk that hesitated outside the door,
and then Mme. tJeulot came swiftly
in. her bright coloring enhanced by
two vivid crimson polnsettlas at her
j breast. Her rich blue-black hair waa
. coiled in a soft knot at the back of her
j khnpely head, and above her low,
I thoughtful brow was placed a coronet
j of diamonds Mme. (leu lot was a very
I beautiful woman.
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a inousiHia paraons. cnene. sne
ri.-d penitently. "That ao stupid Ma.
rie of mine bus made what you call
a muddle of my toilet" She threw out
her hands with a graceful gesture of
despair, and her long dark eyes darted
from one smiling face to another.
Mrs Palmer shook her charming
head and looked at the vision In amber
atln and diamonds. "Dear Mme. Geu
lot." she said sweetly. "If you want to
part with Marie I shall be delighted to
relieve you of your stupid treasurer
"No. no!" And they all laughed at
In spite of the forthcoming ball the
dinner was as perfect as It always hfd
been since Pierre Caron hnd ruled ln
the Palmer kitchen When the meal
was concluded Edith went upstairs to
complete ht toilet, lea ring her guesto
scarrerea about the flower decked
As she wenAup the stairway to the j
next floor two faces peered at her from
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n-itl. ,iir,..i," ev-lii.t ,..t,fr-.icfiier
were their conditions in life that bad
you coupled their names tho world
would have laughed ut you.
After dismissing her maid Edith lock
ed the door of her room aud hastened
to open the wall safe, where her Jew
els were secreted Hbe started back
with a little cry of dismay, for the box
containing the ruby necklace had dis
appeared. t?he recovered herself almost Instant- !
ly. "Of course Dick had taken It out
to show bis father, but how did be
know R was there? He guessed .1L
fls 1 a,d not ?? 'e'-"
said as she closed the safe, picked up
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her gloves and fan and went down to
t,)0 dranB m.outwarjly ooninosel.
Her brRia was n cntlos of djubt ami
perplexity. She dreaded to ask her
husband about the necklace.
afraid to hear his answer.
Pick met her at the door of the
drawing room. "Where Is the neck-
lace?" n nskod Quickly-
not take it from the safe?" she gasped.
"No. of course not. I didn't know it
"Then It has been stolen!" And she
related the circumstances.
He frowned. "Where is Jeanne?"
"Phe was in my room when I re
turned to It after dinner. I dismissed
"It happened at dinner." ho said
convincingly. "I'll ring up a detec
tive. He can come as a guest. Dou't
mention the matter to any one."
"No," said Edith, and went to re
ceive the first arrivals.
In spite of the loss of the ruby neck
lac the birthday ball was a distinct
success. No one would have surmised
from the sweet composure of the
hostess that she had suffered a great
loss. Many complimented her on the
loveliness of her appearance, and oth
ers added that she needed no Jewels
to enhance her beauty.
Dick Palmer Introduced a slim, dark
haired man in correct evening attire
as the detective, Mr. Bleek. and in a
few crisp questions he drew from
Edltb all the facts surrounding tha
theft of the rnby necklace.
"Bleek suggests a guest in the
house." said Dick Inter to his wife aa
they stood alone together.
"Impossible!" sttld Edith. "TheMsx
flelds are above suspicion. Eugenia
could buy forty ruby necklaces. Your
father absurd! It must have been
one of the extra servants."
"Jeanne?" asked her husband quietly.
"Oh. Jeanne Is too much of a cow
ard to attempt anything big like that
She might purloin a collar in fact,
she has a passion for collars nnd hand
kerchiefs, but not jewels."
"You have not mentioned our other
guest, Edith," said Dick quietly.
She made a gesutre of dismay and
searched the room with her eyes.
"Mme. Geulot! Oh. Dick! I know
you have warned me against my Intl
inacy with her. when my acquaintance
with her Is so slight. I'ut her letters
from Paris were genuine. anidie Is
so delightful! I wonder where she Is.
I have not seen her since dinner."
"I will search for her." said Dick
quietly nnd was gone.
When be made his reappearance thti
last of the guests were taking depar
ture, and when they were alone hu
placed his arm around his wife's slen
"Dear," ho said, "be prepared for an
unpleasant shock. The ruby necklace
hns been traced to Mine. Geulot. De
tective Uleek found the jewel case on
the person of our cook. Pierre Oiiron,
who has confessed that the robbery
was one of many that he ami his wife,
Celeste Geulot none other, my dear
had planned. It seems she saw you
trying on the necklace after I had left
you, watched you hide It away and
when you h.td left the room slipped in.
secured the rubies, concealed theui In
her room nnd went down lute to dinner.
"After dinner Pierre, her husband,
went to her and demanded the neck
lace. She refused to give it to him
then, and he took the empty case and
went below, furious at her. She Is
now In her room or hns escaped with
the necklace Will you go to her room
nnd see If she is there? I want to
avoid the servants knowing of the af
fair if possible."
Edith went to the door of Mme. Geu
lot's room and tapped lightly. There
was no response to her summons or to
louder knocking Then I'.leek set hi
shoulder to the door, ami the lock gave
way. Ha peered inside and then
sprang within. The Palmers followed,
Mme. Geulot was there. She was
sitting before a cheval glass Id all the
regal splendor of her amber satin ball
gown. About her throat was clasped
the ruby necklace.
She was dead.
Bleek stepped forward and unclasp-
ed the necklace and examined It
closely. "That's the way with maoy
of these Asiatic baubles." be said
thoughtfully. "I happen to have heard
of this one before. There Is a large re
ward out for It. There Is a legend that
if It is honestiy bought or sold or pre
sented us a gil t it is quite ha unless.
If it Is stolen the wearer pays the
price, as Mine. Geulot has done, poor
He pointed to the throat of the dead
woman, where a heavy black mark en
circled the w hiteness of her neck.
"It grew tighter and Ihially strangled
her." be explained nx they went away
and closed the door behind them.
"That's an Asiatic trick, too." be said.
But Edith and her husband were not
listening Edith was weeping bitterly.
She was grieving for the Irlend wno
had proved false and who had paid tile
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