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frHB BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY. MARCH 26, 1014. T "THE KING OF DIAMONDS" A Thrilling Story of a Modern Monte Cristo BY LOtflS TRACY. rr You Can Begin This Great Story To-day by Reading This First Philip Anson, a boy of IS when ths story opens, is of good family and has been well reared. Ills widowed mother nas Dean disowned by her wealthy rel atives and dies in extreme poverty. Fol lowing her death tho boy Is desperate On his return from tho funeral, In a Violent rain, ho Is able to save the life of a little girl, who was caught in a street accident. He goes back to the houso where his mother had died, and is ready to hang himself, when a huge meteor falls in the courtyard. Ho takes this as a feign from heaven, and abandons suicide. Investigation proves the meteor o have been an immense diamond. Philip arranges with a broker named Isaacsteln to handlo his diamonds. In getting away from Johnson's Mews, where the diamond fell, he saves a Policeman's llfo from attack by a criminal named Jockey Mason. He has made friend) with Pollen aVit.- and engages him to look after his affairs as guardian. This endo the first part of the story. Phuin "n Eart opens len years later. FiL.P ""taken a oourse at the uni versity, and is now a wealthy and ath letic young man, much glv)n to roaming. iie 5,a.'!,eaIJlcd. nls mother was sister of ,efclr Philip Morland, who is married and ' has a stepson. Ho is now looking for his nephew. Johnson's Mews has been turned into the Mary Anson Homo for Indigent i Boys, one of London's most notablo private charities. Jockey Mason, out of prison on tlcket-af-leave, seeks for vengo anco, and falls in with Victpr Qrenier, n master crook, and James Langdon, step son of 81r Philip Morland, a dissipated rounder. Philip saves a girl from insult from this gang, and learns later she is the same girl whoso life ho had saved on that rainy night. Qrenier plots to get possession of Philip's wealth. His plan Is to Impersonate Philip after he has been kidnaped and turned over to Jockey Mason. Just as this pair has come to an Understanding, Langdon returns from tho girl's home, where he has attended a re ception. The three crooks lay their plans, and in the meantime Philip arranges so Mrs. Atherly recovers Bomc. of her money from Lord Vnnstone, her cousin, and Fecures a promise from the daughter to wed him. Anson Is lured by false mes sages to visit a secluded spot. Anson Is trapped by a gang at a ruined house. He Is hit on the head by Jockey Mason, who thinks he has slain tho man lie- hated, and Victor Qrenier helps Btrlp the body. They throw tho naked body over a cliff into the sea, and Grenler completes his preparations to Impersonate Anson. A note from Evelyn warning Philip of danger Is opened and rend, and Qrenier tells Mason to call Anson's servant. Ho finds Anson's check book, And with Jockey Mason sets out for the railroad, meeting and chatting with a rural police man on the- way." Grenler goes to York and opens communications with Anson's bankers, with Abingdon and Miss Atherly, Grenler secures possession of Anson's be longings, and Mason gets nil unexpected summons to visit police headquarters. Qrenier forges orders on Anson s bank, and determines 'to swindle Mason out of his share of the plunder. Mason goes to police headquarter and there meets his two grown sons. The boys take their father to their room, and tell him the story of how their mother was cared for in her Illness by Philip Anson, and how they were reared and trained at the Mary Anson Home. Nov Read On Copyright, 1901, by Edward J. Clode. Xo dagger of steel could have hurt so dreadfully as this well-meant consolation. But for the sake of his sons the man wrestled with his agony, and conquered it to some outward seeming. When the cab stopped outside a big building' he was steady on his feet when he alighted, and he managed to summon a ghastly smile to his aid as he said to John: "I 'am sorry to set you a bad example. But that is nothing new,' Is it? I must have some spirit, strong spirit, or I can't keep up." "Certainly, father. Why not? It is all right as medicine. , 'Willie, you go down stairs and get some brandy while r take father upstairs." Their flat was on the' second floor. It was neatly furnished, fitted with electric light, and contained flvo rooms. John talked freely, explaining house keeping arrangements, the puzzle as to their father's size, for the first bed they bought was a short one, their hours of work, the variety of their employment, any and every cheering topic, Indeed, until Willie came with a. bottle. Both of them glanced askance at the quantity Mason consumed, but they passed no comment. He tried to smoke, Which is the Older? Yon can't tell becnese the one that is the older retains the natural color and lustre of her hair by using Jt ratarm natural eoltr te prr t fodmi heir. Jt ndlestaa dsnireX. rl nmam she scalp. KwalU an post tirttrgwutead. YsKvlMlarwiHr temi puebsM pries, If aacatlsfactacr. lAe And 11 at druiftltl. 8nd 10 lor tunpl bottU at Sbttmtn Jk McConntll Co., Unuht, NtU. roB SAX.B aitd xsooxsscsirsnD sx BXCT'jXAir fc HoCOOTTEXiXi sana GO, 16TX ASD BODOB, 16TK AMD BAB. VST, 34TK ABU TAXNAU. 20T9 V lets The Tango Girl Copyright, 1911, International New Service. By Nell Brinkley j and sat so that tho light should not fall on his face. Arid then ho" aid"to'' them: "Tell "me all, you know about Philip Anson. It Interests me." Snap! .Tho-hard' composition of his pipe was broken In .twb. ' . "What a pity!" cried AVIllle. '"Shall I run and buy you a new one?". "No, my boy, no. I can manage. Don't mind me. 1 can't talk, but I .will listen. May the Lord have' mercy on me, I wilt listen." Ho suffered that night as few men have suffered. Many a murderer has had to endure tho tqrmenta of ti hunted conscience, but few 'can have been har rowed by hoarlng'thelr own sons lauding to the sky the victim's benofactions to themselves and to their dead mother. He was master of his emotions suf ficiently to control his voice. He punc tuated their recital by occasional com ments that showed he appreciated every point. He examined with Interest speci mens of their work, for they understood both the stltchmg and stamping of leather, and once he found himself were ho given In boyhood the opportunities they rejoiced in. But throughout there was In his sur changed brain a current of cunning pur pose. First, there was Grenler, away In the north, robbing a dead man and plot ting desolation to some girl. He must be dealt with. He would not merely disappear, leaving them dubious and distressed. No. They must know ho was dead, not by suicide, but by accident. They would mourn his wretched memory. Better that than alive with the abiding grief of the knowl edge that he was Philip Anson's mur derer. He was quite sure now that the dead would arise and call for vengeanco If he dared to continue to exist. Yes, tliat was it a life for a life a prayer that his deeds might not bear fruit In his child renand then death, speedy, certain death. Somo reference to the future made by Willie, the younger, who favored his mother more than the outspoken John, gave Mason an opportunity to pave the way for tho coming separation. "I don't want you two lads to make any great changes on my account," he said, slowly. "It Is far from my Intention to sottle down here, fand let all your friends become aware that you aro supporting a tlcket-of-leave father. Yes, I know: You are good boys, and It won't be any moro pleasant for mo to to live away from you, tl)an it would be, for you under other conditions to be separated from mc. But I am in aarfietet in "this, mailer. I 'Will stop here tonight Just to feel that I am under the same roof as you. ,Itls your roof, not mine. Long.-ago I lost the right to provide you with a shelter. Tomorrow I go away, I have somo work to do a lot of work. It must be atttonded to at once. Of course, you will see me often. We can meet in the evening go out to getherbut live here with you I can't." His sons never knew tho effort that this speech cost him. He spoke with such manifest hesitation that Willie, who quickly Interpreted tho less pronounced signs of a man's thoughts, winked a warning to his brother. He said, with an optic signal: "Not a word now, John. Just leave things as they are." Under any ordinary conditions he would bo right. He could never guess the nature of tho chains that encircled his father, delivering him fettered to the torture, bound hand and foot, body and soul. At last they retired to their rooms, the boys to whisper kindly plans for beeping their father a prisoner again In their hands; Mason to lie, open-eyed, dry- eyed, through tho night, mourning for that which might not be. The rising sun dispelled the dark phan toms that flitted before his vision. He fell Into a fitful slumber, disturbed by vivid dreams. Once he was on a storm swept sea at night, on a sinking ship, a ship wtth.a crew of dead men and a dead captain at the helm. uriving onward through the raging waves, he could feel tho vessel settling more surely, as eho rushed Into each yawning caldron. Suddenly, through the oi iiying tspinurui, no saw a smooth harbor, a sheltered basin, In which vessels rode In safety. There were houses beyond, with cheerful lights and men and women were watching "tho doomed craft fcom the firm security of the land. But, strain his eyes as he would, he could see no entrance to that harbor, naught save furious seas broking over re lentless walls of granite. Even In his dream ho was not afraid. He asked the captain wtlh an oath:. "Is there no way In?" And the captain turned corpselike eyes tbward .him. It was Philip Anson. The dreamer uttered a wild beast's howl and shrank away. Then he awoke to find Willie stundlngj by his bedsldo with soothing words. "It Is all right, father. You wero dls turned In your sleep. Don't get up yet. It is only 6 o'clock." At that hour a policeman left his cot tage In a village on the Yorkshire east, and walked leisurely toward the Grange house. He traversed four miles of rough coun try, and the sun was hot, so heVild not hurry. About half past six he reached the farm. There were no signs of activity such as may be expected In the country at that hour He examined three sides of the building carefully the sea front was inaccessible and waited many minutes before ha knocked at the door. There was no an swer. If knocked again more loudly. The third time his summons would have roused tho seven sleepers, but none came. He tried the door, and rattled It; plered In at the windows; stood back of tho garden and looked up at the bed rooms. "A queer business." he mutterud. as h tuijicd unwllllng)y to leaye the place. "Ay, a very queer buslncji," he said, Kguln. "J must go on to Scarsdule, an' mak" Inquiries aboot this Dr Williams afore I report to t' super.'' tTo Ilo Continued ''umorrow ) Love, these days, is tllpplly-bopplng down the smooth halls of tea rooms, hand on hip, wearing out the soles of hU crushed-rose feet, and singing, where once ho sang "Pony Boy" ' , , ., Tango-girl, Tango-girl, . 'J ' wra'l you be my tango-girl? Don't say no, Away we go . Across tho Icy floor! ; , Tango-girl, my Tango-girl, v'jT ; Put your chin in the air and whirl! ' Sneak along, skate along, somersault "DIP! My Tango-girl! Love is a fat man and an old man and these have found, woe fully, that if they would be where glrla be, smile with girls, comrade with girls; even If they would havo a fleet, Indifferent chat from girls they must close up the office at 4 o'clock p. m. and hlko away to The Dansant. For girls are absent-minded about everything else in the world but the dance! For the first time ever, Love pipes his lur ing, thrilling, silver Follow-Song to no good! They follow right enough, out of the houses and yards like the children of Hamelln but the minute a (ea room sign flaps In tho wind they turn off the line of march and drop In and byo-an-byo Love finds himself sitting on a rock alono with his pipe and his Follow-Song. So now ho'n pitched his pipe Into the grass by the roadside and leurnod to tango! NELL BKINKLEY. Religious Freedom in China Hy HKV. THOMAS 11. fllU5(20RY. Apropos of the very recent declaration by the Chlnesn government that Con fucianism shall 1 reinstated ns tho state religion of Hip republic, It may be well to romonibor that to day Is the thirty- f; seventh anniversary of the proclamation of religious freedom In the land of the Cclvstlals. When, In 1ST? a year that well ile servts to stand as an Important one In the mentnl e.volutlon of humanity the Imperial government Issued the decree r- t a li 1 1 s hlng a free and open field for all religionists, the whole world stood, ns It were, aghast with wonder. The Chinaman is tho prince of conservatives. For nil peoples the pnst has more or less attraction, but to tho Chinaman It Is a religion. Ho worships tho past, und In proportion as Its antiquity is Increased tho worship Is Intensified. Nowhere outside of the land of the Celestials Is ft possible to match the Chinaman's reverence for ancient custom. Henco the dogged perseverance with which the Chinese iwt themselves against the first missionaries to their country H win about 1517 a full quarter of a century after tho dlsqovery of the now worldthat Kuropeann began to arrive In China, at which tlmo Confucianism, tho stHto religion, was twenty-one centuries old In tho face of such fact what hope had tho missionaries? "You come to us," said tho priests of Confucianism, "with a faith tliat was never heard of until today, and you want us to accept this faith In place of tho one that we have known for moro than 2.000 years. Wo say to you begone'" Thus may wo see how It was that for moro than three centuries the feeling of the Chinese against tho Christian evnn gellstn was so hitter. Hard, Indeed, was the lot of the missionaries, and us for the Chinaman who turned Christian, his existences was tho very roflnement of wretchedness. Ho waa an outlaw, whoso rights none were bound to respect, and whoso very llfo censed to havo any sanctity or protection In tho eyes of the law. Therefore, when tho Imperial decreo of 1877 appeared, giving not only the preachers the right to preach, but tho natives the right to be preached to and converted, tho world did well to wonder and to throw up Its hands in utter amazement. And now,, after thirty-seven years Is China China, the republic g&lng to take the "backtrack" and undo all that waa done by the crn.plro? Some Problems in Science By UDGAll IAJCIIiN LARIUN. Q. "What aro the proportions of ele ments In the human body?" A. A human body weighing 157 pounds Is composed of chemical elements as here given; Oases. ' ' Pounds. Oxygen tt 18,0 Hydrogen 14.0 Nitrogen 3.5 Chlorine l.fi Fluorine 0.2 Total .107.3 Hollds. Pounds. Carbon 44.06 Calcium 3.0.'. Phosphorus ... 1.60 Sulphur 0.S0 Potassium 0.16 Bodlum , 0.11 Magnesium .... 0.10 Iron 0.0!) Total 48.79 Q. 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