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The Latest from Paris
You Can Begin This
Great Story To-day
by Reading This
Philip Anion Is a boy of 15, of line edu-,
cation and Rood breeding, but an orphan
and miserably poor. " j
Tho story opens with tho death of his
Itlch relatives have deserted the family
In their hour of need, and when hts
mother's death comes Philip Is In des
pair, tie looks over hla mother's letters
and finds thai he Is related to Sir l'hllllp
Morland. A few days later a terrific thun
derstorm brews over London. At the
height of tho storm a flash of llghtn'-ng
scares a team attached to a coach stand
ing In front of n West End mansion.
Philip, who has becomo a tiowsboy, res
cue d girl from the carriage Juut before
it turns over. A man with tho girl trip
over Philip In his excitement. H cuffs
tho boy and calls a" policeman. The girl
pleads for Philip and he Is allowed to
ko after learning that the. man was Lord
Vanstonc. Philip then determines to com
mit suicide. Ho borrows a piece of rope
trom O'Brien, a ship chahdler, and bops
to his miserable dwelling In JohnBon's
Just as he Is about to hang himself a
meteor flashes by J ho window and
crashes Into tho flagstones In tho yard.
The boy taken this as a sign from heaven
not to kill himself. He then goes to tho
yard to look at tho meteor. Philip picks
up several curious looking bits of ,the
meteor and shows them to O'Brien. The
latter advises' him to take them to a
Copyright, ISOI, by Edward J. Clode.
"I never thought of that, yet I ought
to know, by this time. Thank you, I will
go Into tho city."
He took the pebble, which he placed In
his waistcoat pocket. Walking briskly,
he traversed some part of the sorrowful
journey of barely twelve hours earlier.
What had happened to chango his mood
ho did ilot know, and scarcely troubled
to Inquire. Last night h'eharfled through
these stfeta Ju a frenzied quest for death,
Now he strode along full of hope, Joyous
In tho confidence of life and youth. His
ono dominant thought was that his
mother had protected him, had snatched
him from tho dark- sate of eternity.
Oddly enough, he laid far more stress on
his escape from tho meteor than on the
accident that prevented his contemplated
suicide. This latter Idea had, vanished
with tho madness that induced it. Philip
was sano again, morally and mentally.
Ho was keenly anxious to justify his
mother's trust in him. The blustering
wind, annoying to most wayfarers, only
Jk aroused lit him a spirit of resistance, ot
Now Read On
t t f y i
r fortitude. Ho breasted it so maniuuy
' that when at last he paused at tho door
of a great Jewelry establishment in Lud
sato Hill his face, was flushed and his
manner eager and animated.
Ho opened tho door, but was rudely
brought back to a tense of his surround
ings by the suspicious question of a shop
"Now, boy, what do you want here?"
f Tho unconscious stress in tho man's
words were certainly borno out by tho
contrast between Philip, a social pariah
In attire, and the wealth of gold and
precious stones cut off from him by
thick glass and iron bars. What, indeed,
did this outcast want there?
Confused by the sudden demand, and
no less by Its complete obviousness, Philip
flushed and stammered:.
"I er only wished to on tain some in
formation, sir," ho answered
LlKe all others, tno nnopmnn was
amazed by the difference between tho
boy's manners and his appearance.
"Information," ho repeated, in his sur
prise. "What information can wo give
The wealth of the firm oppressed this
mnn. He could only speak n accents of
adulation where the shop was concerned.
Philip produced bis white pebble.
"What is this?" ho said.
If Hair Is Turning
Gray, Use Sage Tea
Don't look old! Try Grand
mother's recipe to darken and
beautify faded, lifeless hair.
That beautiful, even shade ot dark,
glossy hair can only be had by brewing
a mixture of Sage Tea. and Sulphur.
Your hair Is your charm. It makes or
mars the face. When It fades, turns
tray, streaked and locks dry, whlspy and
scraggly, Just an application or two of
Bags and Sulphur enhances its appear
ance a hundredfold.
Don't bother to prepare the tonic; yoc
can get from any drug store a CO cent
bottle of "Wyeth's Bajre and Sulphur
Hair Remedy," ready to use. This can
always be depended upon to bring bade
the natural color, thickness and lustre
ot your hair and remove dandruff, stop
scalp itching and falling hair.
Everybody uses "Wyeth's" Sage anJ
Culphur because It darkens so naturally
and evenly that nobody can tell It ha
been applied. You simply dampen &
sponge or soft brush with it and draw
this through the hair, taking one small
strand at a time; by morning the gray
J air liu disappeared, and after another
application it becomes beautifully dark
and appears glossy, lustrous and alxin.
CiUit AdvtrtlBttnent,
! jff! I ' ,
mSmlfmM till iinHfSi! J
1 . Uvil,
The man behind the counter
stared at him for a moment, but
he i cached over for the stone.
Without a word ho placed It be
neath the mlorosaopo and gave
It a very brief examination.
Then he pressed It' agslnst his
Tho directness of tho query again took
hla hearer aback. Without a word he
beqt and examined the stone. Profes
sional instinct mastered all other consid
erations. "You must apply to that department,"
He majestically waved, his hand toward
a Bldo counter, Philip obeyed sllentiy,
and approached a small, elderly person
age, a man with clever, kindly eyes, who
was submitting to microscopical examina
tion a number of tiny stones spread out
on a chamois leather folding' case, He
quietly removed the caso when his glance
rested on .the boy.
'Well?" ho said, blankly, wondering
why on earth the skilled shopwalker had
sent such a disreputablo urchin to him.
Philip was not quite collected In his wits.
He held out tho pebble, with a more to
talled statement.
"I found this," he said. "1 thougnt
that it mlgh.t be valuable, and a friend
advised mo to bring it here. Will you
kindly tell me what It Is?"
Tho man behind the counter stared at
him for a moment, but he reached over
for the stone. Without a word he placed
It beneath the mlscroscope und gave it a
very brief examination. Then he pressed
it against his cheek.
"Whcro did you get It?" he asked.
"I found It where it had fallen on
the pavement."
"Are you sure?"
"Quito sure."
"Strange!" was the muttered comment,
and Philip began to understand that his
rretcor possessed attributes hitherto un
suspected. "But what la It?" he Inquired, after a
I pauso.
"A moteorlc diamond,"
"A meteoric diamond?"
"Is Is worth much?"
"A great deal. Probably some hun
dreds ot pounds."
Philip felt his face growing pale. That
dlrty-whlte, small stone worth hundreds
of pounds! Vet in his pocket he had
twenty-nino other specimens, many of
them much larger than the one chosen
haphazard for Inspection, and in the
back yard of his tenement lay heap of
them, scattered about the pavement like
hallstnnca after a shower, while the
meteor Itself was a compact mass ot
tbeni. Ho became somewhat faint, and
leaned against the glass case that sur
mounted the counter.
"Is that really true," was all he could
The expert valuer ot diamonds smiled.
His first impulse was to send for the
police, but ke knew thai meteoric dia
monds did fall to earth occasionally, and
ho believed the boy's story. Moreover,
thi thin? w&k such a rarltv and nt twh
value that the holder must be fully ablo
to account for Its possession before he
' could dispose of It. So his tone was not
.unkindly as he replied:
"It Is qulto true, but If you want to
ascertain Its exact value you should go
to a Halton Oardtn merchant, and hi
most probably would make you a fair
offer It has to be cut and polished, you
"Where Ud you get
Iti" he ,
'.'I. found It where It had fallen
on the pavement"
"Are you sure?"
"Quite euro."
"Strange!" was the muttered
comment, and Philip began to
know, before It becomes salable, and t
must warn you that most rigid Inquiry
will be made as to how It came Into
your hands."
"It fell from heaven," was tho wholly
unexpected answer, for Philip was shaken
and hardly master ot his faculties.
"Yes, yes, I know. Personally, I believe
you, or you would be In custody at this
moment. Take It to Messrs. Isaacsteln &
Co., Hatton Garden. Say I sent you Mr.
Wilson is my name and make your best
terms with Mr. Isaacsteln. He will treat
you qulto fairly. But, again, bo sure und
tell the truth. Ho will investigate your
story fully before ho Is satisfied as to Its
Philip, walking through dreamland,
quitted the shop. Ho mingled with thu
Jostling crowd and drifted into Farrlng
don road.
"X diamond worth hundreds of
pounds!" he repeated, mechanically.
"Then what is the whole meteor worth,
and what am I worth?"
The keen, strong March wind soon blew
tho clouds from his brain, l'e did not
hurry toward Hatton Garden. He eaUn-
tered, rather, with his right hand clenched
on the parcel in hie pocket, the parcel
which had suddenly been endowed with
such magic potentlaltles. It was tho In
stinct to guard a treasure of great value
that led to this Involuntary action. He
was preoccupied, disturbed, vaguely striv
ing to grasp a vision that seemed to elude
his exact comprehension.
What did It mean? Was It really pos
sible that he, Philip Anson, orphaned,
beggared, practically a starving tramp,
should have the riches of Golconda show
ered upon him In this mad fashion? If
the small stone ha had shown to thu
Jeweler were worth hundreds, then some
of thoso In the paper were worth thou
sands, while, as for the stone in the
back yard of his house well, Imagination
boggled at the effort to appraise It. The
thought begot a sense of caution, of re-
The Heavens
Mars and Saturn still adorn our nightly
skies and are In excellent positions for
observation. Mars Is In tho constellation
of the twins, not far from Its brightest
stars, Castor and Pollux, and may easily
be Identified by Its red color and Its
change of position. Saturn Is near Aide
baran, the most brilliant star In the bull.
These two great planets are on opposite
sides of the milky way.
Th'e day's Increase in length, one hour
and seven minutes during the month,
being ten hours and no minutes long on
the first, ten hours and thirty-three
minutes on the fifteenth, and eleven
hours and seven minutes on the 28th,
the sun rising on these dates at 7.3$,
understand that his meteor pos
sessed attributes hitherto un
suspected. "But what is it?" he Inquired,
after a pause,
"A meteoric diamond."
"A meteorlo diamond?"
"Is It worth much?"
"A great deal. Probably some
hundreds of pounds."
serve, of well-reasonea determination not
to reveal his secret to anybody. Perhaps
It would bo best not to tuko Messrs.
Isaacsteln & Co. wholly Into his confi
dence. He would simply show them the stony
he had exhibited to .Mr.. Wilson and
tako the best prlco they offered. Then,
with tho mo,noy In his possession, he .
could effect a much ueded change In his I
appearance, visit thorn again and gradu
ally Increase his supply of emmonds until I
he had obtained more money than he
could possibly spend during many yean.
Abovo all else was It necessary -that. Ills
meteor should bo removed to a safer j
place than Johnson's. Mews. Philip had I
. 1 ..I. .... , Hnnmn.liilnfr I T j-irfl '
of the Manor and crown rights ho had
never heard of.
His mother, watching his every action
from some Elyslun height, had sent tho
diamond-loaded messenger as a token
of her love and care. It was hi", and no
man should rob him ot It. It behooved
htm to bo sparing of explanations and
Sturdy In defense of Ills property.
A good deal depended on the forthcom
ing interview, nna Tie wished he could
! convert a small fraction ot the wealth In
his pockets Into a fow honest pennies
with their king's head on them. The ex
citement and exercise hod made Mm
hungry again. His breakfast was not of
amnio proportions, and his meals ot yes-
1 terday had been ot tho scantiest. lt
j would bo well to face the diamond msr-
chants with the easy confidence ' that
I apvlngs from a satisfied appetite.
I Yet. how to manage It? He was sorry
i now ho had not borrowed a six-pence
I from O'Brien. Tho old soldier would
! certainly have lent It to htm. He oven
thought of returning to the Mile End
road to secure the loan, hut he happened
to remember that the day was Saturday,
and It was probable that the Hatton Oar.
den offices would close early. It was
then nearly 11 o'clock, and he could not
risk the delay of tiolong, double Journey,
(TO Do, Continued Tomorrow.)
in February
7:23 and 7:03, and setting at 5:S8, 6:65 and
6:10. The un Is slower this month than
at any other time In the year. On the
11th and 12th 1t Is fourteen and one-half
minutes stow, as shown by a sun dial,
and during the first three weeks of the
month t Is thirty-eight minutes slow
ot standard time. On the 19th It enters
Pisces, the I'lsh, the last sign of the
The moon Is in first quarter on the 3d,
full on the 10th, In last quarter on the
17th and nvw on thn Jfth. It Is In con
Junction with Saturn on the Gth, Mars
on the 7th and Jupiter on the 22d. On
tho 10th at 11 M p. m., it Is at a distance
nf eight-tenth of Its diameter from
ltegulus. tho brightest star In the lion.
Crelghton I'ulvcrslty Observatory
Muny ot thy neV
French evening
gowns ore. cut on
rmplro style, and
though tho draped'
girdles nro wide,
they arc placed so
high up that they
do not destroy tho
cmplro line.
tho top of
sklit peeps
o u t
above the
us Illustrated ly
the model of gold
tpangled tullo wo
show you today.
Tho bodice, which
Is out very low, Is
inndo ot n. swath
ing ot tho wan
gled tulle, which
passes under tho
arms like a corse
let. This Is held over
tho shoulder by
soft straps ot chif
fon edged In strass.
A long scurf of
black tullo bor
dered with slrasH
fastens at the
bock, while a huge
black velvet poppy
trims tho front of
ot tho waist.
Tho skirt ot gold
spangled tullo 1
pluln In front and
scallops down over
either hip to show
a pannier c f f o o t
formed by fulled
li nots ot iridescent
The- spangled
tullo Ib lifted at
tho back to make
a long square panel
that forms a train.
Men! Women!
If It la Full
No Good to
The story that Hardy told In Ids groat
novel. "Teas of tho d'Urbervllles," re
peated Itself In real life lu this city the
other day.
A young couple got married and agreed
to tell each other
everything that hud
e v o r happened to
them. The man told
his story, and tho
woman forgavo him
his sins. The girl
told of a slnglo step
that she had taken
aside from the
straight and nar
row road, and the
man upbraided her
with every revile
ment ha could think
Of, and ordered her
out ot the llttlo honio
they had furnished
with such hope and
happiness. And the
young wife sho was
only a child of 18
went. But she did not go through the
door. She threw herself out of the win
dow and was dashed to death op the
stones of the street below.
This sad case Is a pathetic Illustration
ot the double standard ot morals that
tho world has sat up for men and wo
men. The man may do with Impunity
what the woman la damned for doing.
The man excuses In himself the weak
nesses ' that he never forgives In her,
and he expects her to lightly condone In
him the offenses for which he puts her
out of doors.
The most absurd and arrogant provi
sion of this double standard ot conduct
Is the theory that obtains that a woman
who has had a past shoull reveal It all
to him before marriage, and that if sho
doesn't do so sho has been guilty of
most treasonable act.
Hut no woman expects the man she
marrle to make a clean breast of his
past life to her before they are married,
nor does any man feel called upon to ro
clte the litany of his Bins tn his pros
pective bride, or deem himself dlshon
arable in not doing so.
And In this, 1 think, he Is exactly right
The past ot a man or woman concerns
the Individual he or she Is going to marry
only In so far as to the character it has
produced In tht man or woman, and the
complications it has brought about
If the past of a man or woman has
been such as to leav him or her the vic
tim of, that concerns the indi
vidual he or she Is proposing to marry,
and he or she has a right to know it tn
time to avoid being murdered or bringing
Into thn world sickly and neurotic chil
dren. But the time will soon come when
a health certificate will be attached to
every marriage license, so no personal
Bury the Past When You Wed!
pf Mistakes That Can Bo Lived Down; It Dooh
Hovcol It. Present and Future Alone Count
confessions on this score will bo neces
If a man or womun has been guilty in
the past of somo act that leaves a men
acing scandal always pursuing him or
her, he or she should certainly bo honest
she propoics to marry of it beforo hp or
she proposed to marry of It before the
wedding day. Ko men or woman has a
right to bring unmerited disgrace upon
Hut where the lns of either a man or
woman huvo been merely the follies at
youth, faults committed In hot blood and
repented of as soon as done, and that
havn mercifully loft no sinister avenging
ghost behind, then they are best burled
deep In perpetual alienee. It serves no
good purpose to drag the skeleton of
theso misdeeds out Into the light and
rattle their dry hones.
What Is part Is past and cannot ho
chanced, and the telling of It does not
updo the wrong. No wife is the happier
for knowing of Just when, and how, and
where, and the extent of the wild oats
crop her husband howed. It does not
make her trust him more to know from
his own Hps that he has been one of those
who loved and rode away or kissed and
told. Insteil, there Is always a rankling
Jealousy In her heart of these other
women and n fear that if sho doesn't
watch him well ho will slip back to them,
So, unlet there Is Bomethlne In his
past life that menaces his wife's future.
a man is wlo to draw n discreet veil of
reticence over his bachelor days.
And there Is not a whit moro reason
why a woman should tell a man she Is
going to marry every detail of her past
life than there Is why he should tell her,
She has a right to appeal from the man
made double rtandard and subscribe to
a slpgle stundard of morals for both sexes
with perfect assurance that whatever hers
are they aro as good as those of her
She hasn't a right to bring dlseaso or
disgrace Into her new home, tjvit It she
is ono of those unfortunate ones, u girl
who, through being Ignorant and un
taught, or too loving and trusting, has
been betrayed Into doing a wrong that
she has rspented In bitterness and tears,
she has Just as much of a right to put
that wrong behind her as a man would
have had he committed It, and to go for
ward to a happy and useful life.
It Is not fair that her whole life should
be wrecked by a slnglo misdeed, as It
would be It she confessed It to the man
who asked her to marry him. It would
brand her forever afterward In his eyes
as a woman with a "past." He would
never look at liar without seeing her '
skirt stained with mud, although In '
reality there might be only the tiniest ,
smirch upon the hem. j
It the man was much In love with her 1
he might marry her and declare that he
This charming
French evening gown
romblnes lieauty of
line, richness ot ma
terial and those dis
tinctive touches that
delight the Parlslcnne
It Is fashioned ot
white tulc spangled
In gold.
llelow tht first tunic
of spangled tulle Is a
second ono of chiffon
In nlmllar shape,
curved In front and
lengthened In back In
ri po(nL
The main part ot
the ak:rt Is finish'
ly f. round train and
Is silt in front to show
would overlook tho sin of her youth, but
he wouldn't.
He would hold It over her head like
the sword of Damocles, and there would
never come an hour of disagreement and
anger In which he would not. taunt and
reproach her with It, for no man Is really
big enough to forgive In a woman the
things lie doesn't oven reproach himself
for having done, and that ho expects her
to forgive.
After all, marriage Is the beginning of
a new Itfo and It Is ot much more Im
portance to both husbands .and wives
how they are to live than the kind ot
life they have lived before.
Wise are those who put the past be
hind them, asking no questions of the
dead past, but turning tholr faces toward
a worthy future. Some ot the noblest
men and women In (he world are thoso
who have "risen to higher things on
stepping stones of their dead selves."
You Need Not
Have Grey Hair
Yea can pflltirslr re
store grey or faded
hair to its natural eel
or by the km of
It cImshs tka seals, emllrcits
the hairf prodao
s a taldc, luxirUmt crowtk.
Btwulta art rurtaUtt If
yea are not satlrclr
with Bay's Hilr Uulta year
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