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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1914.
Some Examples of the Charm of
the New Velvet Brocade :
Copyright, 1904, by Edward J. Clod.
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Philip, puzzled more than ever at the
turn affairs had taken, sat at tho so-
tiiiuiuri laum unui ilia Business oi ins
morning waa ended, and then Mr. Ablng-
(Con invited him to come to his desk.
"My boy," said the. njagistrate, "I do
not know what to, -make of tho strange
situation In which you find yourself. I
j am sorry you cannot see. your way to
confide wholly In me, but I. am convinced
j you did not steal the diamonds. Wherever
you got them, they are yours, and you
are entitled to do as you will with them.
But, I must caution you that the posoes-
loslon of such an amount of wealth In the
hands of one. In your present condition
! I Is certain to be looked upon as suspicious.
-Sand may get you Into trouble
1 ! "What are you going to do?"
r!l Philip, thanked the magistrate for his
.kindly words, and admitted he had
formed no definite plan, beyond another
-islt to Isaaosteln.
"I think you can do no better," said
Jlr. Abingdon. "But you must remember
!lhat Mr, Isaacsteln is a man' Of business,
fund has not been accustomed to deal-
lng with boys In your circumstances. Be
ijfrank- with him, and make him your
jjagont, it you can."
This adVlco qulto agreed With the half
A formed plans that flitted through Philip's
tl'fcead. and he to told the magistrate.
Ana ii vw wui hp bco jar. laoac
"But," said Mi. Abingdon, "how will
you get there? '( You can, not go on foot,
for you will find 'a' crowd waiting out-
wide to get a glimpse of the strange boy
Who has astonished th,'e world by his
possession oi sucn an amount, ot wwuiu.
In diamonds. Yqur 'story has been in
the newspapers and - yqu arc now the
eensallon of Londqn. It will be next to
impossible for yqu to, roach Isaacsteln'a
unless you have a" conveyance.
"I had thought of that contingency,
telr." replied Fhll(p, "but I am qulto sdre
'That l .can, manage 11. l am accuaiamou
io oeing aionoan,i').e oitcbuj, um ourvijr
I can make my Vay'from hero to Hatton
Garden with little difficulty."
But not with tho worth of 80,Wo
mounds in diamonds on your person."
V, "1 think," L'can W'.
e. ".You would bettor take- a cab: .1 can
S:av one called,, and you can ifava ,the
court by the Side door, and thus attract
less attention. You Will, thus be Tar
safer in your movements,"
"I agree with, you that for tho present
3 had better bo as little consplcjous as
possible. I have much to do before 'i
can really set Sibout what -I. havo In mind;
to accomplish, and .first. o.alJrI,roU.t go.
to Mr. Isaacsteln and make arrangements
with him to realize on-tny.aiamonW .-i
"Hetoaro .tho-Jeweds.'t said the magis
trate. handing him the paper package,
in 'which the ema were wrapped.
"Please "open ' It' and' sea that all are.
Philip did so, telling 'tho '.magistrate
lie fully felt that all was right, how
'ever. While ho was unwrapping and
counting the stones and then carefully
tying them up aa'lri, Mr. Abingdon had
requested one of the officers in waiting
to summon a cab. tVhen Philip waa ready
to leave the court' room, he said simply;
I The magistrate was strangety aueevcu.
f mi r . atrance boy." he said. "I
think von aro nctlnsr wisely, but er
J you' have no money that is in a sense.
herp. It-'nie r lend you cab fare.
Trinwlr , vnll air. " Bald PhlllD again.
nnd-Mrt Ablngdonr undble to account for
the Interest ho felt In the boy, qulto
epait from his inexplicable Btory, gave
hlnv 5 shillings -and shook hands with
An ottlcec went with Phtllp to the side
floor of the court room, where a cab was
waiting, but oven there a large crowd
had gathered to get. a glimpse of the boy
who had asteonlshcd all London with his
wealth arid his st6ry. The policeman
made a. way for the boy to the cab, and
the Astonished driver took the directions
jvlth a stare of surprise.
Tno Journey to Hatton Garden was
nutbkiy accomplished, and when Philip
tendered the fare to the driver the lat
ter declined, saying:
"Hi thing's as ow hit's my treat.
Y'kjiow, 'hit's hall right, but HI thlnk's
bs you need's the bob more nor me."
And he drove away beforo ever Philip
had a chance to thank him or to ex
postulate! Inside the" door at Isaacsteln's,
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Vvwjrh Keraeay at Hume.
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as compared with. ordinary couch reme
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whoopinjr coujh quickly, ana is splen
did, too, lor Droncinai aamma, spas
modic croup and hoarseness.
Mix one pint of cpanulated sugar with
pint of warm water, and stir for 2
minutes. Put 2 ounces of Finex (fifty
cents' worth) in a pint bottle, and add
the Sucar Syrup. Take a teaspoonful
every one, two or three hours. Tastes
This takes xiuht hold of a couch and
cives almost instant relief. It stimu
lates the appetite, and is slightly laxa
uve who excellent icatures.
most valuable concentrated compound of
Norway white pine extract,- rich in
cuaiacol and the other natural healing
No other preparation will do the Work
b( l'inex in this mixture, altnough
strained honey can be used instead of
tho sugar syrup, if desired.
Thousands of housewives in the United
States and Canada now use this Pinex
and Sugar Syrup remedy. This plan has
oiten oeen imitated, out me oia success-
lul combination has never been equaled.
Its low cost and quick results have made
A guaranty of absolute satisfaction,
i or money promptly refunded, goes with
! this preparation. Your druggist has
i Pinex, or will get it for you. If not, j
a send to The Pinex Co., Ft. Wayne, Ind.
ISAACSTEIN STEPPED TO
A SIDEBOARD. AND POURED
OUT A STIFF CtLASS OF
BRANDY. HE SWALLOWED
IT AS AN. ORDINARY PER
SON TAKES AN OYSTER.
"THAT'S BETTER," HE
SAID, RETURNING TO HIS
the youthful guardian was a llttlo more
polite to Philip this time, and he was uoon
In Mr, Isaacteln's office again. Ills wel
come waa not very cordial, but It was
apparent Issacateln had expected him.
The making of the bargain was the first
thing, and it was proceeded .with, .di
rectly. The boy had his mind fairly well
made up; and he told tho diamond dealer
that he wanted to dispose of the stones
immediately, Isaacsteln was rather in
clined to undertake to browbeat the lad,
but he soon found he wa making n6
progress at this, Philip's (keen brain was
working clearly, and he detected the
points where the dealer Sought to take
advantage of him.
Finally, Issacstcln had agreed to dls
poso of the gems, and to pay Philip 60
pounds Immediately, nnd to credit him
at a bank with 5,000 pounds on account.
In return, Philip had offered him' 10" per
cent commission on the sale of. the
stones, and all other stones he might
"I talked tho business over with Mr.
Abingdon before coming here," said the
boy, "and he knows of my visit and its
So Philip caught a gleam of resentment
at tho introduction of tho magistrate's
name, and he instantly resolved to see
Mr. Abingdon again at the earliest op
portunity. "Oh, he treated -you kindly -today, did
he?" snarled Isaacsteln.
"Yes, most kindly."
"You don't drink, I suppose?" broke in.
the other, abruptly.
"No. I'am onlya boy of 15,' and do not
He was favored with a sharp glance at
this remark, but he bent over his dia
monds again and began to examine them,
one by one. He knew that the 'action
was tantalizing to his companion, and
that is why ho did it.
Isaacsteln went to a sideboard and
poured out a stiff glass .of brandy. He
swallowed it as an ordinary person takes
"That's better," he said, returning to
his desk. "Now we can get to close quar
ters. Hand over tho stones, -
Philip did nothing of the sort.
"Why?" he inquired blandly. "You
know all about them. You can hardly
want to examine them so frequently."
"Confound ltl" cried Isaacsteln, grdw
Ing red with renewed impatience, 'What
more can I do than' agree to your terms?"
"I asked you for an advance of 60. I
said nothing about leaving the diamonds
in your charge. Please listen to me. I
make no unreasonable demands. I fyou
wish to keep the- stones now you must
first write a letter stating the agreement
between us. If it is right I will glveyou
the diamonds. If It Is not according to
my Ideas you must alter it."
"Do you think I mean to swindle you?"
"I have no views upon that point. I
. am on,y telling you what my conditions
j regarded Philip fixedly and with as
DESK. NOW WE CAN GET .
TO CLOSE QUARTERS. HAND
OVER THE STONES."
PHILIP DID NOTHING OF
THE SORT. '
"WHY?'' jtlE. INQUIRED,
BLANDLY. "YOU KNOW ALL
ABOUT THEM.. YOU CAN
I much calmness as he could summon to
his aid. A ray of sunshine illuminated a
bald patch on the top ot his head, and
tho boy found himself luiy speculating- j
on developments In tho Jew's futuro
life. The man, on his part, was seeking'
to road the boy's inscrutable character,
but the fixity- of Philip's gazo at his
denuded' crown' dlscqncerted htm again.
"What", arc; ypu ..looking at?" he de
manded, suddenly'. ' .
"I was "Wondering how you would look
when you go to heaven, Mr. Isaacsteln,"
was tho astounding reply.
For some reason It profoundly dis
turbed his hearer. He wobbled for a.
little while, and finally seemed to mako
up his mind, though ho sighed per
plexedly. The dealer was not a bad
man. In business he was noted tor ex
ceeding shrewdness combined with strict
commercial honesty, But the case that
now presented Itself contained all the
elements of temptation. No matter how
clever this boy might be, he was but a
boy, and opportunities for cheating him
must arrive. If not he, Isaacsteln, thero
wero others. The boy possessed a large
store, possibly a very large store, of
rough gems, and In dealing 'with thcin
his agents could rob him with Impunity,
Yet, in answer, to ah unguarded ques
tion, this extraordinary yputh admitted
that Isaacsteln might merit eternal
bliss. Such an eventuality has not oc
curred to the Jew himself during un
recorded years. Now that it was sug
gested to him it disturbed him.
'You Imagine then that 1 may deal
Lfalrly .with you?" he aald.at JasU
"Qh, yes. Why should you rob me?
You can cam more money that you can
ever need in this world by looking after
ipy Interests properly. If only you will
believe this statement it will save you.
much future worry, I assure you."
"Were you in earnest when you said
that you have abundance of stones like
those in your hands?"
"So many, Mr. Isaacsteln, that you
will have some trouble in dlsnoslne .if
them. I have diamonds as big let me
see as big as an egg."
The wonder is that the Jew did not
"My God " he gurgled, "do you know
what you aro saying? Where are the.
boy? You will be robbed, murdered for
their sake. Where are they? Let mq
put them In somo safe place, I will deal
honestly by you. I swear it, by all that
I hold sacred. But you must have them
taken care of;"
"They are qujte safe! be certain of
that. Reveal my secret I will not. I
have borne Insult and imprisonment to
preserve it, so It Is not likely I will
yield now to your appeals."
Philip's face lit up with a strange light
as this protest left his lips. The meteor
was his mother's bequest. She gave it
tp him, and she would safeguard L Had
she failed hitherto? Was not all London
ringing with the news of his fortune, yet
what man or women had discovered the
whereabouts of this treasure'' In his
HARDLY WANT TO EXAMINE
THEM 80 FREQUENTLY."
"CONFOUND IT!" CRIED
ISAACSTEIN, GROWING RED
WITH RENEWED IMPA
TIENCE, "WHAT MORE CAN
I DO THAN AGREE TO YOUR
pocket he felt the great Iron key of No,
3, Johnson's Mews, and ho was as certain
now that his hiding place was unknown
as that his mother's spirit was looking
down on him from heaven ana directing
his every movement. ,
Tho dealer, in spite of his' own great
lack of composure, saw tho fleeting
glimpse of spirituality In the boy's eyes
Puzzled and disturbed though he was, he
made another violent effort to pull his
shattered nerves into order.
"There Is ,no need to talk all day," he
said, doggedly. "Now I 'am going to tell
you something you don't know. If your
boast is justified It you really own as
many diamonds, .and. as good ones, as
you say you own thero must bo a great
deal of discretion exercised in putting
them on the market. Diamonds ore val
uablo only because they are rare. There
is a limit, to their possible purchasers. If
tho diamond mines of tho world were to
Ipour all their resources forthwith into
the lap of tho publks thero would bo
such a slump that prices would drop
fifty, sixty, oven eighty per cent. Do
you follow me?"
"Yes," nodded Philip.
A week earlier ho would have, said,
"Yes, sir," but his soul waa very bitter
yet against Isaacsteln.
"Very well. It may take me months
years to realize your collection. To do
it properly I must havo somo idea ot Its
magnitude. IC there aro exceptionally
largo stones among it, they must be, dealt
with' separately. Thoy may rival or
eclipse the few historical diamonds of the
world, but their worth can only be meas
ured' by the readiness of some tool to
pay hundreds of thousands for them.
"Yes," nodded Philip again, His sen
tentlousness brought the man to the point.
"Therefore you must take me Into your
confidence. What quantity ot stones do
you possess, and what are their Blzes?
I must know."
Isaacsteln, cooler now, pursed his lips
and pressed his thumbs together until
they appeared to be In danger of disloca
tion. It was his favorite attitude when
engaged In a deal. It signified that ho
had cornered his victim. Philip, appealed
to In this strictly commercial way, could
not fait to see it was to his own interest
to tell his chosen expert the exact facts
and nothing but the facts.
The boy, singularly unflurried in tone
and manner, hazarded an inquiry,
"What amount of ordinary diamonds in
their money value I mean, can you dis
pose ot readily In the course of a year,
"Oh, two or three hundred thousand
pounds' worth; It Is. a matter largely de
pendent on the contdl'.lon of trade gen
erally. But that may bo regarded as a
"And the bigger stones, worth many
"It Is Impossible to ssy, Taking them
In the lump, at values varying from a
thousand each to fancy figures, perhaps
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Tills very modish costumo Is in
pretty frail and black velours frappe,
tho latter material being used for
the sleeves, eclnture,. and tabller. The
glint Is of plain velours. In palo tan,
fastened with buttons of tho sumo
and. softonod.-ut the neck with a lacq
frill. Tho largo Bilk pandels depend
ing from tho tabller are tan to match
the gllut. Three quaint bunches of
colored silk leaves glvo the trlcorno
effect to tho chlo and fascinating
Hy 1)U. 1). A. 8ARGKNT
of Harvard University.
Considering a tew of tho cauues gen
erally conceded to bo potent factors In
tho declining birth rate In most civilized
countries, wo come to tho conclusion that
tho trouble Is largely a conflict botwi'oti
individual Instincts and abilities and
racial needs. This conflict may he vari
ously expressed as poverty or tho In-
"It would bo safe to reckon on a quar
ter of a million a year, all told?''
"Then, Mr. Isaacsteln, I will supply you
with diamonds' of that valuo every year
for many years."
The Jew relaxed tho pressure on his
thumbs. Indeed ha passed. a tremulous
hand across his forehead. Ho was
beaten again, and ho knew It woretod
by a gutter jiplpo In a war of wits..
The contest had one excellent' effect.
It stopped all further efforts on Isaac
steln's part to wrest Philip's secret from
him. Thenceforth ho asked for and
obtained such diamonds as ho needed,
nnd resolutely forbade himself the'luxury
ot questioning or probing the extent of
his juvenile patron's resources.
13ut thero was a long pause before he.
found his tonguo again. Ills voice had
lost its aggressiveness when he said;
"In the police court I valued the dia
monds you produced nt BO.Ow pounds. It
does not necessarily follow that I am
prepared to glvo such a sum for them
at this moment. I might do so as a
speculation, but I take It you do not
want mo to figure In that capacity. It
will bo" better for you, safer for me, Jf
I became, your agent. I will take your
stones to Amsterdam, have them cut
sufficiently to enable dealers to assess
their true worth, and sell them to the
"best advantage. My chargo will be 10
per cent and I pay all expenses. Today I
will glvo you CO pounds. Tomorrow I
will take you to a bank and place 6,000
to your credit. Meanwhile, I will give
you a receipts for thirty stones, weigh
ing, in tho rough, so many carats, and
you, or anyono you may appoint, can
see the sale vouchers subsequently,
when I will hand you the balance after
deducting 5,050 and my 10 per cent The
total price may exceed 60,000, or it may
bo less, but. I do not think I will be far
out in my estimate. Aro you agreeable?"
Some Inner monitor told 1'hlllp that
the man was talking on sound business
lines. There was a ring of sincerity in
his volire Apparently ho had thrust
temptation aside, and was firmly re
solved to be content with his 10 per cent
(To be Continued Tomorrow )
Colo rod valours frappo is the; beau
tiful material of which this model Is
composed, tho trimming and huge
muff being of undyed zlbcllno. Tho
attractive llttlo coat Is open nt tho
front, Bhowlng 'a vest ' frilled
mousscllno do sole,' nnd has sleeves
of a very now cut. Tho skirt Is madd
In perfectly Simple' style, fulling ht
natural folds, with ft wide 'eclnture ot
tho velours. The 'cIoso-fltUTig little
toque is trimmed with quantity of
paradlso plumes at tho back.
ability of the Individual to make headway
against tho many; selfishness, or the
unwillingness to, assume tho responsi
bility of giving and maintaining life; in
difference, prcfcrcnco for other occupa
tions or conscious abstinence from mar
riage through tho lack of physlcul fitness.
Home of tho reasons which are brought
forward In dcfeno of a mnrrlago result
ing In a few children am unfortunately
Justifiably In the light of our social and
economic conditions. It rests with the
thinkers nnd workers along these lines
to solve this side of tho problem through
such movements ns mothers' pensions and
all such, agencies which center about
And It rests first with paronts them
selves, then with all teachers and preach
ers to so present and exemplify the
ethical significance ot .family Ufa that
youth will gravitate toward high and
pure locals. . . ,. ,
It Is proper to consider those physical
conditions which 'have in the past pro
duced and maintained superior races and
to, try to point out tbv necessity of re
constructing an age of physical idealism,
so to speak, "which shall holp to reunite
the Inclinations of tho individual and
tho claims ot the race.
Tho present tendency of the superior
races und Individuals to diminish In num
ber is contrary to the accepted theory of
tho "survival of tho fittest," as that law
Is worked. out under natural conditions
of pla,nt and animal lifo. Hero It Is the
most perfect specimens of tribo and raco,
the strongest and most adaptable, who
become, as la desirable, the progonltors
Here we havo UhotDer Illustration
of tho charm 'of tlih rich material, the
skirt In this instanco being slightly
drnped up Ih front. The velours Is
continued in two high points on the
corsage, which is a plain Magyar In
chiffon to tdri.0 .with tho skirt, just
bordered TylUv.a ,dolgt do Vqurrure.
Tho Jabot' rind wired collar .are ot
costly lace, Tho,)argp hat ia,of plain
black velours an,d garnished, wth two
ot Uio futuro race. . Hut when applied to
man, these physical principals .ot tno
"survival ot tho fittest" through ths
strugglo for existence havo been. 'forced
Into tho background because of man's
mental, social and sympathcio develop
It Is specially this growth of the human
sympathies that has largely" checked the
uctton of the natural elimination- of tho
Svcak and 'sickly and' the Uoforthed; and,
white there" has nccniod -Much benefit of
the finer emotions of the raco through
'exercising thcio qualities of service and
cure, there have nUo arisen many "present
regrettable conditions of physical 'unfit
ness, which has become the task of our
age to eliminate.
' It Is the province ot the physical edu
cator not only to invigorate the Individual
for himself, but through him to Improvu
tho raco. That is, physical education
offers at least one constructive solution
of tho problem ot raco betterment.
Long, experlcnco and careful observation
have shown us. that;, physical education in
Its best and broadest sense; is one ,of the
most important factors in the betterment
of tho raco,' 'Through improving the struc
ture and function of varMs parts ot the
human organism, it so harmonizes the
nervtous proteoses that siipersjensltlveness
Is allayed by' motor activity an,d power
and efficiency aro developed through ths
habits of health.
Above all, through this Individual Im
provement In tho physical condition ot
men and women thero results a better
raco of children, so that wo may consider
physical education an agent In our mod
ern sciences of outh'enlcs and' eugenics.
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