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HI JO BRE: OMAHA, "WlflDNESDAY, FEBHUATiY, 23, 1914.
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Mid-Winter Day's Dream
Could Wc Ever Have Done It?
And Will Wc Ever Do It Again?
& By Nell Brinkley
By EDGAR LUCIEN ARKIN
OpjrlM, 1JH, lnterntlonl Niwi eerrlee.
Q. When a surveyor takes his hroirlnrs
rom Polaris does tho star move, and if
O Can this be nlnlnlv nr-An thmmrh t!m
elencopo on tho ordinary transit?
A. Tho earth turns on its axis once in
seconds Tlio length of a mean
solar day ia S6.409 seconds. Tho abso.luto
or sidereal day is therefore 230.4. seconds,
or 3 minutes W.4 scconds'ahorter than
This m6tfon-iof. rotation, ,1s" from. west
over to the cast, from, right, over to the
left, or .from figures '1 over through II
to 11 on the face of a watch if held back
toward tho -equator, Or to tho south "by
liny observer, in any north latitude. Then
nil stars appear to 'move in the opposite?
Our present north star Polaris Is no
exception, Tho only exceptions would b.e
two stars at the mathematically exact
celestial north and south poles; Unfor
tunately for surveyors and naylgato'rs,
there Is none. And this fact has made a.
vast amount of mathematics necessary
in all historic! ages.
Our present north star is constantly
drawing, so it Bcems, nearer .'to tho pro
ciso celestial pole, and will so appear,
to move until A. D. 2120, when the jiear
rst posslblo approach will be 30 minutes,
or one-half degreo of arc. Then It will
recede, reach its maximum distance in
12,939 years and begin its return sweep
in cosmic space, and be distant 30 min
utes again in the grand period of IS,87S
years, tho actual length ot one cosmlo or
processional, .period, one earth gyrutton.
file ablest observers and mlcro-meas-Urdrs
in tho world havo measured and
watched -Pojaris since tho discovery ot
the'" telescope, "in 1610, and with from ten
I to, 100 times greater accuracy since' the
tficrfectlon of '.the present refined microm
eter within tho last fifty years. Tho rato
of approach of tho .axis of tho earth to
the direction of tho star or tho north is
tetween 19.6 and 19.7 seconds of arc per
year. And this degree of accuracy ir ex
tremely ml nil to measurement has elicited
the admiration of all students of the
Magnificent laws of nature. -
Tho motion is that of the entlro globe
the earth which makes Its exls appear
to (SWepp around. ;lrNa colossal. circle' 47
Ucgrpcjr in. dlarhetef.ih'ithO'Anns'jiittttr-
ho, axis' of the earth prolonged 'to very-
Infinity; would have'-passed 'Polaris-ata
dlstflricb.. Qt-t .decree . JBJmlnutes - 1.3 -seo
ondb. Thus in one'' sidereal,' or star day;
the north star appears to traverso -an
exact circle or twice this In diameter,
br 2 . degrees , 17 minutes 42.6 seconds.
Tborcforo tbttf.fctar imust. actually pass'
ones -abovo ,a"rld,,'onci'rb'olbw.s the axis in;
.tho true i star, dpy- But when exactly
faboyo otfbelow, Polaris Is in a very valu
able. place, tho celestial and terrestrial
1have never been able to seo Polaris!
In; tho day tlmo in the telescope of any
surveyor's transit, but up hero lri trio
Rrpit., telescope tho. polar star. Is ah easy
object', eyen at neon In tho- most bril
llqMif upshlne. Peoplo living away from
thevffTar of the electric light of cities
canfalwoya toll ot thi? approach, ot Polaris
to;t'hti mrldlau at night hy, watching the
Btar'Xlloth, tho first- ofto frorrf the, bWl
of tho. great dipper, or "third' from' i'rle
end 'Of tho handle. j
From a stick nailed to the corner of a
lioruse, say fifteen or twenty feet high, let
fajl, a. plumb-lino with bob In a bucket
of water; to prevent tho wind causing- .it
to oscillate. Stand south of the plumb line,
look toward the north, watch Alioth; then
Ywhen. this star and Polaris arc on the
onvo Bianea in a line 10 mo auum
nnd you will have a yery rough location
of tho meridian.
Mjice to the Lovelorn'
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
He n Little Indifferent. J
"Dear Miss Fairfax: Ijtom 19 and.work-j
In- a store with a number of other girls.
A young base ball player stops in ot
mornings to talk with tho girls. I am
creatly Infatuated with him. but ho
rbaesn't seem to pay any more attention
ta me than to the others, mow can l win
life affection In such a way so ho will
be unaware of it? NINETEEN.
jvnen. me oiner gins nang arouna mm
llke'becs around a sweet morsel, you walk
nwgy and appear oblivious to his exist
ence, lie will at least realize that you
nr'e'not interested n him, and that will
awaken his interest in you.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I havo been keep
ing' company with a young mun (two
years" my senior) for ono year, and as a
rule- woaro very happy when together;
but every timo ho meets a certain per
son. In my family whom ho dislikes he
Ih -very cool with me. When I speak to
him-about this he answers that ho al-na-a;
has tho same good feeling toward
me,: i X.
It the person ho dislikes is very near
to:you, and one he would often meet after
yotrc-marrlage, r hope you will not marry
tlrl.'ihan. H's Intolerance now will be
como active dislike then, and he will
make, you very unhappy.
Cpmb Sage Tea in
Hair to Darken It
Grandma kept her locks dark,
glossy, thick with a mixture
. of Sage Tea and Sulphur.
The old-time mixture ot Sage Tea and
Sulphur ffr darkening gray, streaked
and faded hair is grandmother's treat
ment and folks are again, using It to
keep their hair a good, even color, whloh
is quite sensible, as we are living' In an
age when a youthful apparanca U ot th
i Nowadays, though, we don't have the
troublesome task ot gathering the eag
V and the muy mixing at home. All
Njrug store sell the ready-to-use product
called "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Hair
Remedy" for about SO cents a bottle.
It Is very popular because nobody can
discover .it has boon applied, Amply
moisten your comb or a soft brush with It
and draw this through your hair, taking
one small strand at a time; by morning
the gray hair disappears, but what de-J
lights th jaoiea with wyeth's sage and
Sulphur is that, besides beautifully
oarxening me nair aiier a jtvr applica
tions. It also produces that soft lustre
and appearance of abundance which is o
attractive; besides, prevents dandruff.
Itching seal j) an4 fall joy hajr- Advertisement
' While tho Bnbwjjljea wJitteiantl'huBhlng over'tho rdlilng hills anil
down tho Btroota of tuo 'shiall tdwn.Tiffitges; whllo tho bunny cottontail
and tho red fox leavo their neat, prliited trails behind them In tho deep
woods and round tho farmers'' CoVices; tho baro, tiny twigs of tho trees
rattlo together with an Icy clatter like bones rolling down tho street,
whllo tho winter wind goes singing and the faerlos aro hugging their
fires under the roots of trees; while sleek apples in tho barrel aro look
ing glossier and redder than they over did just becauBo it's whlto out
side; whllo cold Jblue vendors on tho street corner aro knocking their
foot' together and Bmillng anyway; all this whllo in "My country" It's
Bummer, thero aro yellowish plhls roses, and a soft blue, sea, and vast
green hillsides slashed with Carnations nnd vlolot fields! Oh, to bo
thore! That's what I think, of course. That's because I'm human.
Jtlst as a lovely gray-haired woman who had nover beert, out of that
You Can Begin This
Great Story To-day
by Reading This
Philip Anson Is a boy ot 15 years, ot
fine education and good breeding, but an
orphan and mlnerably poor.
The story opens with tho death Of his
Rich relatives have deserted the family
in tnelr hour of need, and when his
mother's death comes Philip Is in de
spair. He looks over his mother's letters
and finds .that he Is related ta Sir Philip
Morland. A few days later a terrific
thunderstorm brews over London. At
the height ot the storm a flash Ot lighte
ning scares a team attached to a coach
standing in front of a West End man
sion. 1'hlUP, .who has become a news
boy, rescues a girl from the carriage
Just before It turns over. A man with
the girl trips over Philip In his excite
ment, ilo cuffs tho boy and calls a po
liceman. Tho girl pleads for Philip and
he Is allowed to go after learning that
tho man was Cord Vanstonc, .Philip then
determines to commit suicide.
Just as ho ia about to hang himself a
meteor flashed by tho window and
crashed into the flugstoncs in the yard.
The boy takes this ,as a sign from heaven
not to kill himself. He then goerf to the
yard to look ut the meteor. Philip picks
up. several .curious .looking bits ot the
meteor and takes them to a diamond
merchant named Isacsteein, who causes
his arrest. At the police station he gives
hiB name a Philip Morland. Isaacsteln
tells the Judge that tho. dlamonCn ure
worth ifiO.COO 250,000). Milllp refuses to
answer questions and Is remanded for a
week, ljtdy Morland, dining in a res
taurant, reads about "Philip Morland-'
and Is puzzled.
In the police court he succeeds In con
vincing the magistrate, Air, Abingdon,
that ha-como Into possession ot the Jew
els honestly, and In wlnnlulg the friend
ship of tho magistrate, who sends him
back to make an arrangement with Isaac
stela The broker .agrees to dispose ot
diamonds to the amount of pounds
a year for a term of .years, for a com
mlxslon of 10 per cent, and to place at
once 5,000 pounds to tho boy's credit in
a bank. Klfty pounds is paid in cash.
With this money Philip provides himself
with a beter suit of clothes, and with
bags to take care of the Jewels, -and re
turns to Johnsons mews, on the way he
nieets with- -an adventure, which brings
him. in oontaot with a "popr vrooian. At
the old homo he gathers up the diamonds.
-' .tit '3W ?40) ' " " ' . J I' ii J Jt-'- " 1 1 'w' ;i - ' n N ' - -
and has Just succeeded in placing tho last
or tnem in a portmanteau, which ho dis
covers that ho Is being watched by a
man outside. Ho succeeds in netting rid
ot the fellow ,only to discover another
pair or eyes poring at h m. This time It
is a policeman. Philip assists tho police-
mun in overpowering "JocKoy ' Mason, a
desperate criminal, and saves the notice-
man's life. The man curses Philip and the
policeman starts wun mm to the station
house, whllo tho policeman is absent
delivering his prisoner, Philip succeeds
In transferring IiIm bags filled with dia
monds to the Junk atoro of IiIh good
friend. O'Brien, where all Is safe. He
has barely made his last trip when the
policeman returns to tho house with tho
inspector, rump is questioned closely,
and returns frank answers to all the in
spector's queries. Ho shows letters from
his father to his mother, pawn tickets,
and other evidences- ot tho occupancy of
the house, and tells tho Inspector he has
found friends since the death ot his
mother, Tho Inspector leaves Philip satis
fied that Jocky Mason has been dreaming
about the diamonds. Ho promises to look
up tho boy in tho morning. When morn
ing came Philip had left Johnson's Mews,
had loaded his bags filled with diamonds
on a cab, and wuh away on his now life.
Isaacsteln accompanies Philip to the
bank, whero he opens an account, and
then the broker prepares to go to Amster
dam to sell the diamonds, while Philip
seeks apartments at a hotel. Tiio clerk
Is somewhat astonished that a mere boy
Hhould engage rooms at a cost of J25 a
day, but the manager Is quieted when
ho finds tho cheek tendered by the boy
Is good at the bank. Philip addresses
tho valet In French in dlslmlsslng him.
Kstabllshed ut tho hotel, Philip arranges
for the safekeeping Qt his treasure, and
goes out ta look up those who had be
frlendod him whllo in prison,
Now Read On
. ? ? ? ? ?
Copyright, 1M, by Edward J. qiode.
There was somo excuse for this, but
tho boy's abounding good nature would
admit of none. Ilo hastened to Farrlng
ton to ud with the utmost speed and
found hl fat friend putting up the shut
ters of his shop.
The rootaurunt next door was open
Philip approached quietly.
"Qool evenlngt Mr. Judd.' ho sold,
holding out his hand.
, "Good evening, sir.' said the green
grocer, his eyca rcvrallng not the re
dream country at a timo to boo snow until this winter, wishod, with
her eyes dancing with delight, that it would, "snow, snow, enow!"
That's '1st human natur'! When tho dog days como wo dream of to
bogganing! When wo aro on tho snow-blinded Atlantic, gray and
wlnter-drivon, wo sigh to bo in tho tropics wliero tho palms rustlo and
spring is nlroady on tho way. When it's whistling winter wo yearn
over the summer that was, and long fiorcoly for tho' ono that will bq!
Grown-ups, and Ilttlo kids, and girls, and follows everybody all thu
Trudging through tho snow-smothered woods, tho girl, in wooly
sweator and toquo, with hor fur against her rosy, robin-breast cheek,
sees hanging in tho baro rattling trees tho dream ot what sho did last
summer, And in vnst amazo and a cuddling of hor body sho wondors
if Bho really eVor did that skipped right out into tho surf, la-la-la,
motest idea of tho identity, of the smart
young gentleman who addressed him so
"Don'j you know me, Mr. Judd?"
"Well, sir, I can't exactly bring to
"I suppose tho good faro you provided
for me at Holloway has so altered my ap.
pearancj that you fall to recognize mo
"Wot! To don't mean to s'y 'Ero,
Eliza, this young gent Is tho lad I was
ntellln' you of. Ilcmanded till Saturday,
you was. I saw In the piper last night.
Well, there, I'm donel"
Dy this tlmo Philip was Inside tho shop,
and tho stout greengrocer and his equally
stout spouse wore gazing open-mouthed
at this well-dressed youth who had up
planted the thin tatterdemalion so muqh
discussed by them and their neighbors.
Judd and the restaurant keeper wern
tho only men In the locality who could
claim acquaintance, with the boy 'whose
strange proceedings as reported In th
nowspupers mado Ixindon gape. ludeod,
both men had been interviewed by police
and reporters many times. They were
living links with the marvellous, a ped
estal ot common atone for an aerial
And now. here ho was, back again,
dressed like a young gentleman, and
hailing Judd as u valued friend. No
wonder tho green grocer lost his breath
and his power ot speech.
Hut Philip was smiling at him and
"You were the ono man out of many,
Mr. Judd, who believed In me, and even
stuck up for mo when you saw me led
through tho street by a policeman to bo
imprisoned on a false charge. I did not
know until an hour ago that I was In
debted to you for an abundance of ex
cellent food wliile r was remanded in
prison. I will not offer to refund you
the money you spent My gratitude will
,take another form, which you will learn
In a fow days. But I do want to pay you
the nlnepence I borrowed. Would you
mind asking the proprietor of the restau
rant to step In here for a moment? Don't
say I am present, I wish to avoid u crowd,
Judd had time to collect his scattered
ideas during this long speech.
"Blow the nlnepence!" he cried. "Wot's
nlncpenco for the treat l'vo hud? People
I nevor set oyes on In my llfo afore Item
ere an' bought cabblges, or tuterp, or
mobbo a fow plums, an' thon they'd
slawt: 'Mr. Judd, wasn't It you as stood
a dinner to tho Boy King ot Diamonds?'
That'R wot they christened ycr, sir. Or
It's: 'Mr. Judd, call n't ycr toll us w'ere
that youog Morland lives? Huro-ly yor
know summat abaht lm or yer wouldn't
hev paid 'Is bill. Oh, It 'as bin a beano.
Hasn't it Eliza?"
"But wo never let on a word," put In
Mrs. Judd. "Wo was clono us wux. We
told none of 'cm ub how Mr. Judd went
to 'Olloway that night, did we Wlllyum?"
"Not us. Yo see, I took a funcy to ye.
If nhr ilttlo Johnnlo 'ad lived 'o'd ha'
bin Just your Igo. Fifteen, aren't yo?"
At last Philip ogt him persuaded to
summon his neighbor. Judd did so with
an air of mystery that canned the buhl
headed resliturnntciir to bellevo that a
burglar was bottled up In the green
Once insldo Mm shop, however, Mr.
Juild's mnnner changed!
"Wot did Itcll yer, Toinklns?" ho cried,
elatedly. "Wot prlco mo ns a Judgo ot
karak-terl 'Ere's Mr. Morland come back
to p'y mo that ! pence. En, Tomklns!"
Philip solemnly counted out the money,
which ho handed to his delighted backer.
"There was a bet, too," he said.
"Ua-thcr!" roared Judd. "Two bob,
w"lch l'vo pldo. Out wi' four bob, Tom
klns, Ixird lumme, I'll stand treat ut the
George for tills!"
"Thoro'H something funny In the cubc,"
growled Tomklns, as ho unwillingly pro
duced n couple of florins.
"I was sure you would eo the Joke nt
once," said Philip. "(Joodby, Mr. Judd,
Goodby, ma'am. You will hoar from mo
without fall within a fortnight.
He was gone beforo they roullzed his In
tention. They saw him skip rapidly up
the steps leading Into Holborn, and Ten
don had swallowed him forever so far as
they wero concerned.
THE CLOSE OF ONE EPOCH.
Before retiring to rest, Philip ascer
tained Mr. Abingdon's Indon address,
and wroto asking for an appointment the
Ho also interviewed the manager.
"I want tho help of a thoroughly relia
ble solicitor," ho said. "I wish to pur
chase some property not valuablo prop
erty, but of Importance to me. Can you
give mn (he address of somo ono known
M, Koret named a reputable firm In the
"They may refer to you," added Philip,
"Of rourse, I do not ask you to say more
slapping it up about hor In a million diamond drops that sumo old
surf that Is boating against tho black rocks now In icy green and a
boll of foam with snow on Us crests and doath in Us pry? "
And tho bundlod-up old Kid In his nrdtlca and "comfort," with his
rod mlttonod hands beating together and his noso nnd cheeks tho color
of a ripo wlncsnp, with hln homo-mado snow, shovel taking a rest
ngalnst the fonco, catches a half terrified, half glorified dream of him
self last summer strlppod to tho skin ot his lean Ilttlo racor-body
bowed over tho odgo of tho grassy, daisy-snowed bank, grimy Ilttlo
hands pressed tight, n rooster of hair dripping water behind, taking a
hendor right into tho olo swimmln' hole! "Goahoo, how could have
did It?" chatters tho ungrammatlcal uhlvoror! And tho owlmmln jiolo
Is froro over tight now!
Mid-winter's day dreams! NELL BRINKLEY, '
than I nni staying here, but the point Is,
I do not wish you to mention my age."
"Will you not bco them then?''
"No, I will endeavor to conduct tho
wholo business by post."
Tho manager laughed,
"You certainly are tho coolest young
gentleman I ever mot. However, Mr.
Anson, It may please you to know that
your bank gvo you tho best of recom
mendations. I will say so to anybody,"
So Philip first drafted and then copied
tho following letter:
"Dear Blrs-M. Foret of this hotel, has
given mo your names us a firm likely to
transact negotiations for me. I want to
purchaso a small property In tho Mlla
End Itoad, known as Johnson's Mews;
also a shop near tho rntranco to the
mows, tenanted by u nmrlno store dealer
named O'Brien. The mews Is owned by
tho Cardiff and llavro Coal company,
I do not know who owns tho shop,
I wish to acqulro those properties for a
philanthropic, purpose, but I am moat
drslrouH that my name should not figure
0 tho transaction. 1 propose, therefore,
when you havo ascertained the price,
which should bo at tho earliest possible
mninent. to pay to your credit the re
quisite amount. You can have the prop
erties transferred to any nominee you
choose, and again transferred to mo.
Kindly add your costs, etc., to the pur
chaso price. My movements are some
what uncertain, so please send all com
munications by letter. It will bo an ob
ligation, nnd fend to future business, if
you attend to this matter tomorrow
morning. Yours, faithfully,
Ho did not compose this letter without
considerable trouble The "phllanthroplo
purpose" he had already decided upon,
but ho thought it was rather clever to
refer to tho possibilities ot "future busi
ness." As for the double transfer, he distinctly
remembered copying letters dealing with
several such transactions at the time ot
tho coal company's conversion into a
limited liability concern,
Ho was curly to bed, and his rest was
not disturbed by dreams. He rose loner
beforo the ordinary residents. Deferring
his breakfast, ho walked to 1-1 eet street
and purchased copies of morning and
evening papers for tho wholo of tho
Ho could thus enjoy tho rare luxury of
soelng himself as others saw him. He
read the perforvld descriptions of tho
scene in court and found himself vari
ously described uh "port," "masterful,
"Imperious,' highly Intelligent," endowed
with a thin veneer of education" anci
Philip could afford to laugh at tho un
favorable epithets. Un to tlio
he had been trained In a flratrate lycee,
and his work was supervised fcy his
mother, a woman of very great culture.
Ho apoko French as well an TCno-ii.i.
and spoke both admirably. Hp knew1
me ureeK ana Latin, was well ad-,
vanced In arithmetic, and had .m.i
penchant for history jand geography.
(To Bo Continued Tomorrow,)
Prophecy Vaunted. '
The newlv m'iirrUil mimi. ...
- - -' . vj nag just
crossed the threshold nf tni
"Tills 'is OUr WOrld. d'nnr" ..M
softly. "In It we will .'accomplish great
His. prophecy waa correct. ,.
Inside of twn tnnnlliB lhu i-
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