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THE BKE, OMAHA, MONDAY, SlAY 18, 1914.
7 cQkc jRg!& Jtgfme -MftiS- if i 1 A The Professor's Mystery BY WELLS HASTINGS AND BRIAN HOOKER Illustration by Hanson Booth Copyright, 1311, by The Bobbs Merrill Company. V Yoti Can Begin This Great Story To-day by Reading This First Prof. Crosby cattmtly encounters at a suburban trolley station Miss Tabor, whom lie hart met at a Clulstmas party, both be.ng bound for tho Atnsleys. On the way thes trolley is wroekod, near the rabor homo, and thero Crosby goes to npud Coo night. After retiring he Is iiUir.mor.fii and turned out. to tind nc commouuiicns at n nearby Inn, no ex planation being given him Ho en counters Mr. Tuboi ,n a heated debate with n. rouch looking Italian the next day, nr.d learns tile Italian Is one Caruccl. Ijaler ut the A.nsleys hn meets Miss Tabor iisain. r.nd thsy are setting on famously whn Dr. Walter nold. Miss Tabor' st'-pc.-crSicr turns up. and curls nor of; hc.-.v. Crosiy is warned ha must not try to f! Miss Tabor again. He VfTt.sU. and :b incited to accompany htr on n. roldnls'.it trip to tho city, where they rsscuo Sheila. Miss Tabor's old nurse, from tho offects of an assault committed on har by Carucel, who turns f-ut to be Sheila' husband. In escaping from th city with Sheila, they have a urilRh with Ihn t.nU.'f. K... ....!, 1 I dealr.ad or Identified. This sets the iiewspapers into tlir garse. and ono of tho reporte-?, who comes ilosesi to the ....... ....... v .w ..h.vicuh. nn oia j.al 04 Crosby s, who is persuaded to sup pre&s tho Tabor name, r.tvd to assist In clean.nB up the mystery In tho mean- T I TYI A I wnKf I. a a . . ....... .uos eo-.ien i:uo tne good SafWu. th T-5""' family, has learned t-.m 't, f Mc"Caret who wedded Dr. Held, n-hlle ho Is In love with Miriam. TT..an'or8 ,tho ,fay Pet name of ? f; H"?.nd Maclean locate Caruccl T?I;!.nBi,ith a Ba.n of 8der near tho laeor home, and manage to stir tin ? ,a wJlh hlm' when Sheila Inter venes. Crosby returns to the Tabors, tut fVe,t U)i0Sn intimate convoraa- i?M.d b' and her father. A a result of tne conversation that followttl Lady is left with her mother" "lie l items unduly excited, whllo Crosby and Mr Tabor co to havo a smoke and talk over the situation. Tabor explains that his ?fe 1 ,1?a,th, hft bfen Mattered slni'S the. death of a daughter several year" mhr' Xh conditions arc becomfn" nJ?bcaEabl0, Caruf the atonn-oentsr. and they agree that he must be gotten liac. to town and encounters Maclean. Caniccl" Mp Som lnforTOatl,n a t" Now Read On CIIAPTEn XVI. Stenircp nevela-.:ona. (Continued.) "Mac, I've gone so far with the Tabors that I need to know all I can. If It's a Ho, why all right. If It's true, why you can trust me and so can they. I wasn't born last week." "Well," Mac grunted after v pause, "I'd better toll you. I guess, than let you go It blind here you are. You know that Dr. Held that's In with the Tabors?'' Ho lowered his voice, leaning- across the table. "Accordln' to the dago, he got mixed up with some woman abroad, an' married her. Then he leaves her, an' comes back, an maybe he thinks "sho's dead. So ho marries the. Tabor girl, you see? Then the family get wise about the other woman, an there's an awful row, an" finally they fix It up an' among them to move away, an' let on that Reld an' tho daughter ain't married at all. not until thlB other woman die;', you see? An' that's what they'ro all koepin' so quiet ahout. Mind you. I don't believe It. myself. " "Why, it's Impossible," 1 said. "It doesn't fit together. Miriam Tabor died a year after Reld married her, and why Hhould they" "Suic, that's Just it. Sure. I told you It was all over, an' anyhow It couldn't l.o eo." He looked at his watch, and I noticed that the monosram on tho hack mis cut In a quaint, antique fashion. "Come ahead we've Just got time." I found his eyes and hold them. "One minute, Mac. You're keeping back tho point, so that I won't understand tho story. It's no use." ".o, I ain't honest it's all ovr well, damn It, Caruccl says the Tabor girl didn't die. He says that's only the fake they put up, an' she' alive an' around the same as over " t For a moment the words did not mean anything. I was groping madly among a. mass of reminiscences, the noises In tho house, the room with the presence In It, Into which Caruccl had broken, tho toa SAXS ASS uzco2xioiuuai zr? rryPTrArr t; xscomnuxx Jsue CO., lSUt ua SoOrc, leth ud Uaramj, 34tb ana Tarn air, 127-220 X. let. WrfrREGRETS! I HH They are often Tain. I r But not when they are H the regrets of a woman for jflj the lost beauty of the hair of H her childhood. At Aer service is H 1 MM H RMUrta nsturil color ta srtr it fdd U H lulr. Cleanses the scalp. Is not dye. R H If roa r not sUoIofely ytlfled wlti H rMaliA. dialer wt!l refnml Mur Hour. RM t4 IWMrairtiU. iplbatUautfcrla H dlv'au. run4rSMcCA.KwukJlJ. Three Stunning Paris Styles Described by Olivette So That You Can Understand Them This cmart ILllo tailor-mado of uoranlun cpongo, on the loft, is an advance model for couth an wear, but milady will do woll to keep it In mind tor hor Bprmg wardrobe. Tho cout 10 a btraighl rcodol turned back to form collar and revcrs. Those rovers hroadon out at tho bottom of tho coat and aro caught back by three white pearl buttons. A tab fantenlnft with two buttonB of whlto pearl holds tho coat togethor in front. Tho plain coat nleovo Is finished similarly by a buttoned tab. The email waintcont In of white opongo, with a turned i'P collar rolling over tho coat. This wabtcoat fusions down tho front with "twin" olives of ruby r-:d pearl. The nliirt, nlightly g&thorod at tho waist, is a plain round model fitted with patch pockets on either sldo of tho front.. Hero la a charming afternoon costume, in tho center, for the girl who wished to proparo early for the coming of Easter, Every dotall is carefully thought out, from tho smart pagoda parasol of vanilla brown, with Its Elnglo row of hemstitching and tassellcd handle, (o tho pumps of vanilla brown suede bucklod in bril liants. Tho hat is of vanilla hemp with upstanding I rim that forms a halo for tho face. Brown taf feta is sot tam-o'-fihanterwlso over this, and at tho front there Is a perky little bow of taffota caught by a little nosagay 0f bacholor buttons and Scotch heather. Those flowors onwroath the brim Just 'under tho lino of tho taffota tarn. tangled half-confidences of the family. Then tho plcturo of I.ady twisting ner vously at the slander chain camo upper most In Imaslnatlon, and through tho eddying fog- of my mind tho whole night mare leaped forth In 11 flash of horrible clearness, a scqre of interwoven circum stances outlining it as with threads of fire: tho wedding rlwr worn hidden nt hor breast, her raising of unaccountable barriers, her hopelessness, the family's fear of publicity and growing anxiety over my Intimate preajr.ee among them, the cloud upon Airs. Tabor, hnr aversion to Held and the elaborate explanation of her tllp in calling hor daughter Miriam I icancd my forehead on my hands. Maclean hBil nio by tho shoulder. "Brace up, man," he muttered: "hero, drink your drink. You'll have everybody looking; at you." v rilAI'TKIt XVII. Tim llorderlnnil, nml n Name. "It's an Internal lie," I said dully. "Sum It Is." Maclonn was thoroughly embarrassed and uncomfortable. 'Tho way I work It out Is, thore's probably Just enough In It somewhere for Caruccl to build on. Maybe Ileld did get Into pome mess or other 'way back bofore ho was married, on' Caruccl works that In with what hu thinks ho knows about tho family now. an' dopes out this scandal In high life business. Or maybe he don't believe it himself, an' Just has It In for the old man. You can't tell whether It's muck-rakin' or mud-Mlneln', hut It's bound to be partly both, you see? I only told you so you'd know what wuh around. We'll, are you comln'?" , 1 got my hat mechanically, und went out with him Into the dust and tho heat Tho sense of unreality Jhat had been upon me that early mornlns,' In tho'auto mubile was returned now In the breath less afternoon. The hazy silt of sky overhead, the stark light und shadow of the street, had the tones of a cheap colored photograph. The very smell of tho air was like a memory of Itself. The mar and jangle of the traffic seemed to come from a distance through a stillness that listened; and the wall of a hand organ on the corner somehow completed and enchnnced it all I had only had ones serious Illness In my life, and that had been long ago; but I remembered that upon my first venturing out of doors after It, things had looked so; and I I wondered for a moment whether I wore 'going to be ill again. But that was non sense. I was not a person to collapse unon the hearlnr of bad news: and bn. ' sides, this news. I did not believe. Mae- lean had not helloed It himself, in tell ing It to rot. Only, he had so much less knowledge, than I of Its consistency. Grant for ones that lndy was Miriam, that sho 'wns an only daughter and they all would havo dono even ns I had soon them doing. So I.ady would havo worn her ring, bo feared our growing intimacy, so felt tho burden of an abnormality not her own, so confessed to me the barrier and In extremity lied about her name, so the family would have shrunk from any notice, and 'striven tit rid themselves of Caruccl and of me. Straight this way pointed every lino of mystery since the beginning; here was one logical motive for all. Tho explanation fitted every fact; only, I could not believe It of the people. A small cloud covered the sun, and the hot street turned suddenly gray. A horse clocked heavily around the corner, the tumble of tho wheels behind him suddenly muffled as they struck the asphnlt of tho avenue. Wo were going up tho steps of a house, a house closed for the summer with lead-colored board shutters over tho lower windows, and an outer door of tho same, on which tho bright brass disk of a spring lock took the placo of a knob. Maclean glanced again up at the number as he pressed the bell. "Admit one gent and phantoms," h said sniffling. "Now you put your soul In a safe pocket, an' button It In. This gang, they'd snitch It In a second." A low-voiced man In a cutaway coat opened the dor, and we stood for a moment in a dark hallway smelling of cloth and furniture, while he and Mac lean talked together In a half-whisper. I upioe explaining my presence. Then he opened another door at the side of tho hall, and ushered us Into tho front room, where we half groped our way to a seat on the farther side, amid a low rustle of whispers. A grayish twilight filtered through tho bright cracks of the shut tcrs and between the closed folding doors at the rear. At first, the contrnst with the glare of the street made It seem al most absolutely dark: und as my eyes gradually became adapted to the dlmnoss, I remembered being shut In the closet when I was a child, and how the pale streaks from door-casing and keyhole had gradually diluted the gloom In Just the same way. The recollection was so vivid that I half Imagined here tho same rU5tle and stuffiness of hanging clothes, and the sense of outrage at the shutting; out of daylight. Then slowly the room formed Itself out of darkness Into gray ness; the white celling, with Its moving shadows and bulbous cloth-enfolded chandelier; the floor and furniture, all shrouded in summer covers of grayish denim, ami tho Indefinite shade of the walls, lightened here and there by the square of c picture turned bark outward, anrt darkened by the nrom of the cor ners and the blurred figures of the Tho tailored afternoon frock Is of navy blrfa f.ahardine. Tho bodice is fashioned in a sort of bcloro, held up at the shoulders by horn buttons, and at tho waist by crossod straps and similar buttons. This Is arranged over a wal3tcout of "ltnon glaoao" flaring Into a Normandy collar and faetcnad in front by a singlo vest button of bluo onamel. Tho slcovo and tho underarm aro of taffota of the same color. A deep cuff, fastened by throo horn buttons, guthors up tho sleeve. The skirt is lifted up with a broad box-plait In front and is held in place under tho buttoned straps of tho waist. This very daring tailor-mado suit, on tho right, h worn by Mile. Sydney a very charming French actross and its design originated In ono of the most famdus of nil tho dashing French houses. Tho coat is an oriental blouao cut on very lcono kimono lines. Tho collar, of black fox, is continued In a straight lluo down the tront. Narrow whlto braid sketches a vory broad arn:holo and trims tho coats In two separata bands extending horizontally about the coat. Tho lower ono is finished b7 a broad band of braid. Tho sloovo Is finished in tho samo way. Two ornamonts of tho samo braid fasten tho coat over jot buttons. Tho oxtromoly short skirt is slightly draped on the right sldo. OLIVETTE. dozen people or so who Bat about In twos and threes talking In whispers and mut terlngs. At tho back of the room were largo folding doors, now tightly closed. In thu corner nn the sldo toward the hall stood a grand piano, enormous and bsre 'under Its palo covering; and the oilier wnll was broken by a marble chlmnoyplnco of tho fifties whereupon stood lumps of brlc-n-broc tied up In bags. Most of tho furniture was ranged rigidly against tho wnll; hut In tho cen ter of the floor glimmered dully the un covered mahogany of a heavy round table. In splto of the dark and tho cool ness, tho air was closo and stuffy, as If with the presence of a multitude; and I whs a trifle surprised to find that we. wore actually so fow. ' "What sort of a crowd Is this?" I oskrtl Maclean In an undertone. "I can't make them out." "Every sort. I mean every sort that's got the social drag or the prominence In this business to get In with tho crowd, nut Inside of that, you get 'em all kinds, you seo? The chnp that let us In Is a philosophy prof, an' a psychic researcher Shelburgh, hla name. Is. That old gink over theio alone by himself Is some other pioneer o' modern thought. I've got to find out about him later. The rest are mostly social lights, I guoss. This Is the Kmmet Langdnns' house, an' they're here somewhere. I can't see fscei yet,' can you'" . I shook my head. 'We eiin to be ;n j Sunday edition rnmpiiny. anyway"' 1 "fure. ,All head-llntn. Kaee on file In evsry office. Hullo, here's tho tr tik stress. They're otf 'a i bunrll." ! A rather heavy woman In a Ions drab j dustooat had come 'n, followed by Prof Shelburgh, who closd the dTj behind them. I us tli a red 0 vague in.prcsslon, only half visual, that she jvaa i-iijdlc-aged and of that ,ililmi)y ulond typo which agvs by imperceptible degrees, fihe made me think, joiivmiow. of a man j of molasses randy ufter tt imd hein 'pulled Into paleness and -f-irj ti ii.ij ! hardened; hut I could not till whether this suggestion came trim her vulce cr from hor sleepily offuiive manner r wss a mere fancy about a ,ihv llr.Jl presence 'whleh J could hardly s Who took off her hat and coat, and sat down at tho center-table, pushing ba?k her hair pnd rubbing her hands ivir her faco as If to shake off drowslneni; while the others, exeept Maclean and invc'f und the gen tleman In the corner, Jrw jp thlr teals In a circle about the tabl, anil placed their hands upon it. The professor counted the hands aloud n a perfunctory tone, and they all leaned forw.irl, bund touching hand around tho circle To lie Continued Toworrov.j Beauty and Plain Water r IMIIll 1 !! IIMMM IIIIHIIW ih 1 III Mi Dorothy Dy MAUD MILLION. "I have thoueht seriously and often on Just the best thins In the world to rr.a!:o a girl beautiful," says Miss , Dorothy Mcuthcr. who Is one of Keith's stars, "and 1 know that there Is nothing In the world so beautifying an water. "There was a time, not so very long ago, when I felt nil run down and m' cr.use of which I hail to again so on with all tho exercises I had always taken, but I didn't seem to feel any bet ter. Tlnally I decided to try somothlng new. and as I had never learned to swim. I went over to one of tho baths und be. gan taking lessons. ,Tho exerc'se aeomed to havo a great effect the very first j plunge Is to wet a towel and slnp It on day and tho excitement of It. the bracing the skin as hard its possible. Th'n exer nerve tonic, the feeling of absolute power j else, taken with the cold water. Is the that one assumes after mastering one or two successful strokes. That was how 1 Does Marriage Excuse Ur BEATRICE FAIRFAX. , From three who are unmarried: "I am SO and havo been keeping company with a young man two years my senior. I lov him and he loves me. Out h objscu ;o me even speaking to othsr mn, which has caused many quarrols. Do you think ho Is rlthtr "I am 19 and love a girl one year my junior. We are not engaged, hut for a year we have taken It for granted that we will be some day, The other day 11 boy asked her to go, to tha theater, I didn't object, and ho wont, and ho then nsked permission to call on her. Now, Instead of waiting what I consider n rea. sonsbln length of time, he called within three flays. We quarreled about It, as I Insisted this growing Intimacy should cess. Was I right?" "I am 18 end deeply In Ipve with s man three years my senior, with whom I have been keeping company two years. He comes to see me evory night, and when he fails to come, which Is seldom, and I ask him why, he gives an evasive answer. Don't you think I ought to know where he goes when he falls to oome U see me? Do you think he has another girl? How can I find out without letting him know It?" From three who are married; "My husband said not long ago that 1 must ba giving wine suppers because I was short of money. He gives me IT) n week for four of us. I pay IM rent, yl fcaa. Insurance, machine V. plana 15 and have until' nntly bcn paylnz ou some loU purchased 011 Installmcnta. .Mouther found out about swlnimlnc, and swim ming was tho thing that first suggested different ways of becoming beautiful throuch tho iMo of wator. "Uet Into thn water Just as often ss possible. If It Isn't possible to go some whi.To tor an Invigorating swlin thru got Into tho bathtub and refresh your whole body with a warm bath and a brisk rub down. Exorcising In thn water Is a splendid Idea especially f a girl has the ' i-ournge to tnko u cold water plunge. Kx- crciso keeps tho blood In circulation, that Is why swimming In cold water hasn't tho same effect upon tho body aa the cold dip. "Tho best exercise In tho world to keep worm and glowing while taking a cold imoet Invigorating thing In tho world, I Keeping tho blood in rrlculatlon Is the This leaves rae the magnificent sum of 111.50 to be wildly extravagant on. Now, when you feed four people from lU.W, rlothe them, give them cor fare, etc., can you tell mo where tho wine supper would come from? pieaao tell girls who nre loved by suspicious men about me." "Mfo s made miserable for tne by 11 Jealous husband. I hava but one thing tc live for, and that Is my baby daughter. He Is continually nagging me and nc cussing me wrongfully through Jealousy. If I go to the store, he times me, and accuses me of flirting with the clerks when I am detained. We go to the same movies often and tho man who runs It knows us. If I pass the time of day with rim. In response to his greeting, my hus band scolds me. I was brought up to be frlencly to people, and think and Intend no wrong, but my husband's Jealousy makes every Innocent act oue of deceit. He watches me all the time, staying hopje to do it, and never lets mo pven visit a woman friend. He says 1 could win any YANDEHJBILT Bof ef jKirtlfySurtJi Street east atSark Gjfi'eimchciiTtQrh WALTON H.MARSIIALL.rUnogcr An Ideal Hotel with an Ideal Situation Summer lutes' Some Valuable Hints From a Pretty Girl whole success of n beautiful skin anyway. Water Is the only thing needed to beautlf. skin from the outslde-warm. pulsatlnB blcod on tho lnsldn will do the rest. "Learn, too, to drink plenty of water. Tlcnty of water taken Internally prnvento all colds and keeps tho system In splen did condition. Kvon walking near the water Is more beneficial than walking anywhere else. Thero seems to be a fresh quality about the air hovorlnc 01 ar Icnr stream of th salt frngrnnee arm nx In from the ocean that wilt bring "Thero is Nothing Ko Hrnutlfjing ns Water." rosts to tha checks quicker than, anything die "Stmotlmcs, 1 think I'd like to have an Island all my own, Where I could have swimming, sen breezes and every- thing else all at onec. Water ) rcallv th" most wonderful beautlflrr In the world Anil (lint tipnttla It In nn fmrnilv nh. jtalned people don't think about using It ' Jealousy? man If I trlsd. and won't believe that I have never tried to win another." "My wlto accuses me of leading ,v double life, thofigh I am home every hour when not at work, und keep only enough of my wages for lunch and car fare. What caq I dor There Is no help for the parried that a third party may offer, but to those who are uumarrfed let me offer these thrci letters for earnest reading and thought. Ijjvp I no exciK.o fof susprop, j and a love that knows suspicion is not me Hinu or .love 10 vncourngq. it means nagging, quarros. Jealousy and fault finding and makes of life sl veritable hades. if two lovers haven't confidence and filth In each other, they should part. There should never b a marriage when ither party to It harbors a doubt 6r sus picion of the other's good Intention, The letters from the threo who are married nre my grounds for tho contention. They dispose of all argument. NCS 4