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THE BEE OMAHA, .MONDAY, MAY 25, 1914.
TOE PROFESSORS MYSTERY
A Leading Lady's Jewels
The Magnificent Collection of Gems Owned by Onarming Fannio Ward.
Reproduction by Special Permission from Harper's Bazar.
Copyright, 1JH. by Harper's Qatar '
vWELLS HASTINGS BRIAN HOOKER.
"iin I LLUSTHATIONS by HANSON BOOTH
corvnioiiT 1911 yntE dodds-mcrriu. company
And tlicro he stood
lYoti Can Begin This
f'Grca Story To-day
by Reading This
Trof. Croshy casuo'r.v noountr6 HI &
suburban trolley fetation MI3s Tftbori
whom he had mt nt a ChHtmad PRftV,
both blnc bound (or the AlmMei'B. Dn
tho way tlies trftllsy In wreoKed, Hear" th8
Tabor home,. and tltr Crosby goes' 18
upend the lilcht. After 1-etlHnn ho 13
summoned and turned ttUt, to flrtd fic
commodations at a nearby lnri rid 6X
planatlon boinu glvpn lilm. lie ert
counters Mr. Tabor In A heated debit to
with n rough looking Italian turf nm
day, nnd leamd the Italian Is one GarUcal.
Later at tho Alnsleys he meetd MIpM
Tabor again, and thsY ftra eettlni? on
famously, when Dr. Walter field, JIIm
Tabor's stepbrother turns up, and catts
her off home. Crosby Is warned lid MUSI
not try to seo Miss Tabor again. tie
persists, and Is Invited to accompany tier
on a midnight trip to tho olty, Where
they rescuo Sheila, Mlsa TdUof's Olil
nurse, from the effects ot an agialW
committed on her by Cafiiael, who turns
out to b: Sheila's hllfildttia, in eienillfltf
from the city with Bheilfi, thsy liavo a
brush with the police, but (IVoid t)ltlff
detained or Identified, Tlils fcdta tl
newspapers Into tho eatile, , aitrt fllle of
tho reporters, who coms oldneht (0 th
trail, turns oilt to be Mttslaan, an flit)
pal of Crosbys, who Is persuaded to sup
press tho Tabor Hnm, find 10 assist In
cleaning tip the mystery. In tlio mean
time Crosby has gottpit Intd the .fiood
trrACes of the Tabor family, lias learned
UAt it , IS Mariraret Who Wedded Ur,
iieid, whild he is, in Jovd with Jllrlam,
ho answers to tha fttmily fist hams of
" will uviil
working with a sang of graders near the
Tabor home, and, manage to stir up
quite a row with him. When Shdlla Inter-
VAnon Prn.hu ..hiMi. , 1 . rr
""no ticia juio an inumaio conversa
tion with Airs. Tabor, only to be Inter
rupted by Lady and her fnther. As a
result of tho conversation that followod
Lady Is left rrlth her mother, who seems
UnaUlv vrrltpd. TVhiln Criuhv nnrl lr
Tnbor go 10 havo a smohe nnd talk over
Wie situation. Tabor explains that his
wife's health has been Shattered since
T.nc death of a daughter several years
nrlor and that conditions are becoming
pnbearablc. Carucei la tha storm-centor.
and they ajree that ho must be gotten
rld,of. Sheila Is to help. Crosby troeB
roc to town and encounters MarLean,
who has dug Up some information as to
Carucei. MacLean explains tho situation,
that is leading up to tho solution of the
mystery. It involves a visit to a spiritual,
lttio seance, which croiby makes under
Itfaclean's guldanco It dcvolopos tho
rrtedlum pretends to produce the spirit of
Mrs. Tabor's dead daughter, tho wife of
Dr. Held. Lfavini the seono of tho
t-eance, Crosby sobs Carucei on the streot
and follows him tn a drinking place,
where the, Italian meets Dr. Held and a
giant, and drinks are served for threo.
It becomes apparent that Held has a
scheme on foot, for Crosby notes that
Cancel's drink Is drugged, whllo neither
bMHa others IS drinking. A large roll of
bills Is handed CAi'UCci jutt before ho
collapses and Is carried out. The giant
comes, back with tho Money nnd slvas It
In ni(;. frnnby accosts Raid, and thsy
He has been through many
wan. He bears the mark ot
battle. But the mark of old
nge he has escaped. For grey
I hair is the mark of age he uses
It restores natural color to
grey or faded hair, cleanses
the scalp, strengthens the
hair. It is not a dye. Satis
faction or your money back.
olfctlcr'istm. rUi Bw Srx. C., KtmtA. R. J.
iCj ft4 JJeC'e, i't sa "etsty. HU
on the sidewalk.
quarrel. Ileld has plnnnrd to havs
Qarucvl shanghaied; Crosby meets Sheila
ana leim ner nnai nas nsDnened to her
husband, flhn tells lilm nf the death of
Miriam Tanor and her Inrant child, and
lays the hlamn on Dr. Held, with a suc-
gostlon ' that Mrs. Tabor needs a priest
morn than a doctor. While Crosby Is
puxxiinr over uhalln's story, he Is called
on tho tnlenhnno by Tabor, who tells him
Mrs. Tabor has startod for town alone.
ona nsKa urosby to Keep track or her.
Nor Understand All I See.
Shu came on quickly, carrying a llttls
shopping bag, nnd stepping with a cer
tain blrdllko alertness. It was hard to
Imagine that this eager, pretty lady, with
her spun-class hair and her brlcht eyes,
could be either 111 or In trouble. I let
Iter pass mr, and followed at a little dis
tance Into the waiting room; then crossed
over and met her face to facn by the
telephone booths on the west side. Her
greeting was a fresh surprise.
"Why, Mr. Crosby, this In delightfully
fortunate. I was just going to call you
up, and here you spring from the earth
as It I had rubbed a magic ring. You
must havo known that I was thinking
about you. You'ro not going away, are
you? Or meeting any one?"
If sho meant anything In particular, I
had reason to feel embarrassed; but the
bit;, childish eyes that smiled Into my
own seemed wholly Innocent of sus
picion. "No," I said. "I've been seeing some
body off. and I'm very gladly at your
service for as long as you like." I was
p'raylng heaven to Inspire me with men
dacity. "Well, that's the best that could havo
happened. I earne In town to see some
friends, and I promised myself to see you
at the same time Excuse me Just half a
minute, while I telephone them."
She slipped Into the booth, leaving me
hesitating outside. Evidently here was
my chance to call up Mr. Tabor, and re
port; but she kept glancing out at me
through the class doors as she talked,
qulto casually, but still with observant
Interest; and I dared not shut mself In
a booth lest sho should either suspect or
escape. Hh was out again before I
could make up my mind.
"Now take mo to lunch," sho said gaily,
"and after that, If you haven't grown
tired of such a frivolous old creature,
I'll set you free by : or 3 o'clock, at tho
I took her to the Waldorf, for no better
reason than that It was cool Vnd close
at hand; wondering all the way how In
tho world I was tn get word to the
family, and keeplnk up my end rather
absently In a conversation, which with a
younger woman would have been merrily
flirtatious, and wanted only relief from
preoccupied anxiety to be very delight
ful fencing. Mrs. Tabor "was In that state
of fluffy exhilaration, that heightening
and brightening of spirit which In a
man would havo been hilarity, and which
tn a woman may equally well mean the
excitement of pleasure or the tension of
Imprisoned pain. She was a little above
herself, but thre was absolutely nothing
to tell me why. And she kept me too
busy In finding the next answer to plan
what I should do the minute afterward.
"Of course. Mr. Crosby," she began
f.hcn we were settled at our table, "this
Is another of my horrible and mysterious
disappearances. I've actually come to
the great city, In broad daylight, without
a chaperon. Isn't It reckless of me?"
"Desperately." I answered. "And not
a soul knows where you are? Won't they
be shocked and surprised when they
She shook out a little laugh. "Let
them; It's their own fault. If I'm to b
treated like an European school girl. I
shall at least have the pleasure, of acting
like one. They need Imagination enough
to conceive of my being able to take care
of myself now and then. I'm not In my
arrond childhood, yet only In my second
"At least let me telephone them that
ou'ro with me. I .won't say why or
where, and we ran make a mystery of
"?ot a bit of it." Her voice sharpened
Just a trifle. "That would spoil the
Row Read On
y y y y y li
rarls and diamonds ars Miss Ward's
favorite Jewels. Her collection Includes
1 some very rare and valuable atones, and
soma with very Interesting nlslurles. The
collection as shown here does not lncludt
her remarkable diamond! tiara or tur
quoise corontt. which she left In Letidot.,
knowing she would not wear them hero
She lias designed many of the settings
for her Jewels. Her rings are very Un
usual. Instead of the gold band she has
circlets of tiny diamonds, set 'n plati
num, In which the major Jewel also Is
set. Ono of her rings has a largo pendant
pearl hanging from It, on a slender plati
num chain. Another has an ''Old Mine"
diamond attached In the same way. This
stone was originally as large as a hazel
nut, but some ot Its size was sacru'Wd
tn tho cutting, as Miss Ward wanted It,
wholo lesson. They needn't worry unless
they choose. Then when I come home,
If they make a fuss over me I hall say:
'Now see how silly you've been. I've
been having luncheon with Mr. Crosby.'
You wouldn't tako the edge off of that
disclosure?" Bhe tilted her head on one
"But they ought to krlow merely that
you're safe." I ventured.
"Safe? What should I be but safe7
No" She put out an emphatic little
hand, "I'm free from the convent, and
I'm not going to be taken tn task by so
young and good-looking a confessor. Be
sides, I'm ashamed of, you. Where's
your gallantry? You don't tr.tm to ap
preciate xno nonor or xur secret ai an.
"Perhaps the trouble It," I said cau
tiously, "that 1 don't understand tho
secret myself. What did you mean when
"Oh, that!!" she laughed. "Why, I
meant the hardest thing In the world for
a man to understsnd. nnd that Is-Just
nothing at all. You had all of you been
so studld and serious and uncomfortable
that night that I felt It would serve you
right to make you Jump. So I mads a
llttlo mystery of my own, and It worked
beautifully. It sounded every bit as
sensible as yours, too."
She was beyond me. Two or three times
after that I worked, around to the same
subject, but she evaded me so deftly
that I could not for the life of mo be
sura whether It was evasion of uncon
sciousness; and my attempts to communi
cate with the family mot with no better
fortune. At last I tried to leave her for
a moment on the plea of. calling a tax
Icab. "You live on Table Mountain, and your
name Is Truthful James," was her com
ment. "Taxlcaba are scarce In Stam
ford, Mr Crosby, and It wfculd take too
long to get one here. Iet the waiter
call one from those outside."
At that, I gavo up with u pood grace.
I should be fre to report as soon as I
had left her with her friends, and a few
minutes more or less could not matter
much by now. She gave the chauffeur
an address In tho sixties and we were
presently there; one of these new Ameri
can basement houses sandwiched In
among the older hrownstono fronts of the
more conservative blocks. During the
short drive, she had been silent and I
thought a little disturbed; but her fare
well was bright with reawakened gaiety.
'I shall measure your enjoyment by
your secrecy. Mr. Confessor," she purred,
with tilted head and raised forefinger.
"You may tell my anxious warders Just
as much as you pleas, and the leas you
confide In them the morn I shall flatter
myself of your confidence In me. Now I
leave you to your conscience."
She was standing in the doorway, her
hand upon tho bell, and I had turned
back to the waiting taxlcab, when a
somber and respectablo electric brougham
turned tho corner and drew slowly up to
the curb. I recognized with, an uncom-
to be as nearly oval as possible.
The tiny watch, crusted with diamonds,
hanging from a pesrl chain, was once the
property of tho late empress of ustrla.
It was given to Miss Ward by the Arch
duke Ferdinand. The gold bs But with
diamonds and emeralds, was u wedding
gift from Barney Barnato. Tho dlamonl
sorpent bracelet Is her mascot. She nevor
rlays vlthout It. Frequently It Is tho
only bit of Jewelry she wears. Is'e:!c-
Aim to Be Perfect Man or Woman
By ADA PATTEHSON.
Hecently a judge died in a western state
and columns of sincere iroumlns In tho
press marked his passing. Til isv who
thought their way through the columns
thing beside the
cerity of their ex
pressions of praise
They noted the
of the Qualities set
I knew this
judge and knew
that every enco
m I u m bestowed
upon him was dn
eerved. Not only
was ho a Just
judge, a brilliant
lawyer, a good
husband, a good
father, an eminent
citizen, a loyal
friend, but a' man with a kci-n sppetltc
for, and enjoyment of life
The fact that he r.iurlted tne ptslse
bestowed upon him for rJ' of Hms-j nha'is
jof lil character called 'ttt'illu to the
s..f.tri oi wnat is a uii'U le Miiiltinn.
Thi? judge was sn iuMiM-"ly uinbitkus
man, eager for approliit' n ns p chil.
sensitive, too, as a child, to adverse
crifdsm of his acts, t pos-usod r.f In.
finite courage In doing what he .he-
fortabln shock that the driver was no
other than the Tabors' former chauffeur,
the unworthy Thomas who had deserted
Lady and myself at the crisis of our
midnight adventure; snd I thought that
under his mask of the impassive servant
ho recognized me somen hat uncom
fortably. I glanced back tn see If Mrs.
Tabor had seen him also. She waa Iran
Ing against the door ot the house, clutch
ing at the handle as If for support, or In
a desperate anxiety to enter; every lino,
of her face and figure writhing and
agonized with unmistakable terror The
bang of the brougham door behind ma
and the sound of a shrill precise voice
that I remembered mads me turn my
eyea to tho street and as I did so the
hang of the front door sounded behind
me Ilk an echo. Mrs. Tabor had dis
appeared Into tha house, the brougham
was starting rapidly away, and there on
the sidewalk stood tha man' whom Reld
had twice brought secretly home.
iTo Bo Continued Tomorrow. J
Iiccj are a passion with this piquant lltllo
actress. Sbo lica an alinont barbaric
lovo for chains of Jewels, One uf tn
.bochon turquoise Is set In lU.u.indi, ufid
another, entirely of diamonds, has a
curious clssp, with a larxe ruby ns tht
contcr of the three stomis. Of psarl
necklaces, her jewel box holds half a
dozen, which may be combined under u
round diamond clasp, as the throe are
shown In this picture
llevcrt to bo right, no mii-.t-.r mint storm
of pusslng publlo odljm Ho might ln.to
xiy his rulings, Yet whllu lie was umbl
tlous he did not des.-vo what Imncctor
Byrnes of tho New York police once said
of men anxious for tho .ijiplit ,s ot U-,v
follows; "Watch tho very M'Tvmiuiis mint
Ho vlli turn sharp oriwrs." lie was o
Just Judge and no broatu of K'Hk'l'ii ever
ciouaea tue escutcheon uf his honor,
He was a fond and faithful liutbund
Pad as Is the commentary on masculine
1 nature, fondness is not always a gtaran
itco of fidelity. "I don't Knuv vihy I fn
It was tho only explanation of a nun
(V,ho had been apprehended In an attempt
, to make love to his secretary could make
iM ran aoes. me speech of-currcd In a
Phiy on a New York stage, causing
niters by some, discussion by others,
Well, the Judco didn't make love to his
1 set ritary. Rather he earned the eeo
j mlum of Octave Thanet pronounced upon
C olonel Robert O. Ingersoll: "Ifo was the
llfrlonc lover of one woman "
o ,n n. mtijrur who uBcu inc weapon i
of a profound knowledge of the law, not
fpr ilie prosecution of the oppressed and !
unfortunate, hut for their relief. Cir
cumstances occasionally forced him Into
the office ot prosocutor, but after secur
ing one man's conviction he afterwards
begged for leniency and saved his life.
"There's a world-wide difference between
high justice whloh Is broad humanity and
the quibbling technicalities of the law,"
Ho was public spirited, always at the
fore of any movement for the betterment
of his city and. the strengthening of his
state nnd the glory of his country.
Ills . aunchncss ns a friend waa as
prow, si as the strength or Cllhraltar.
as unwavering as the silence of tho
Sphinx. He was one of those companions
who brightens an hour and lightens the
burdens of life. As a father ho was ten
der and comrade-like, yet Just, ns waa
the Roman Judge who sentenced his son
to death when that son was found to he.
an enemy to the state. He fashioned his
son's character upon the precept: "The
proper ambition Is to be a perfect man."
There wo have It. All the wisdom of
all the ages has given us no greater pre
cept. Try to be a perfect man or woman.
I It wn may not reach the stars we may
gate upon them. To do our work well
and zestfully and at tha aamn time ap
proach as nearly as may he to a perfect
character Is the right ideal. To do one
thing well while being many things that
are worth while Is th normal aim.
Genius will take care of Itself. Like lovo
It cannot Ns controlled. But through-
inraa and blanc are sufficient alms for
the 30 of every 1,000 mes and women.
Mott housewives make It a habit to keep their larder well supplied with cold
cuts, which are exceedingly tonvcnlent to serve nhen unexpected and unwelcome
vlrltors drop. In.
Th most common ot these delicatessen morsels Is cold shoulder. This Is a
favorite d.sh with brides, who almost Invariably servo it In large, solid chunks to
their husband's people and his old friends. It Is equally good, however, to offer
to rrtuumptuous people who knew you hi the duys when you were poor snd strug
gling, and who et:ll havo the presumption to call you "Hill" or "Sally" when you
are r.ch and prosperous, and have moved from Brooklyn to Fifth avenue.
lnV.tud, ctld shoulder Is tho most fanitlUr article of food among those who
have Just made their fortunos. They ate, always giving It to some one. Or getting
It from somebody else, and there Is probably more or It consumed In this city
than anywheru Cuts in the world. New Yorkers Invnrlably hand It out to Pitts
burphers under tho Impression that It la their favorite article of diet, while when
the Oemtstlv brand runs out In New York they Import It from Europe, the cut
direct of cold shoulder from people ot title txlnt a sweet morsel that New York
milt onalies roll on tliolr tongues.
To pi op re cold shoulder take a barrel of snobbishness, a bushel of Idiocy, a
peck of egotism and a pound of superciliousness, snd mix well together. When
these are thoroughly blended flavor with enough Ingratitude, for past favors and
broken ties of friendship to make It b'.ttcr. Add scltlshnres snd truelty to taste,
and steep yourself In thin mixture.
Follow these rules and you cannot fall to produce an artlfle of cold shoulder
that will have no superior n the insrket, and of which no one will ever ask a
second helping. There Is nothing that a housewife can serve at her table that will
do to much to reduco tho high cost of living as cold shoulder, and this Is why In
so many homes It Is invariably tho piece de re.Vstanco when the husband dares
bring a frlond homo to dinner.
Another favorite dish with married women, and an article of food that they al
ways keep on Ice, Is pickled tongue. Sonio women servo this at all hours to their
family and friends, nnd ovon regale their servants upon It, hut the majority ot
wives save It as a particular tidbit for their husbands.
The Impression prevails that men have an especial hankering after this
piquant morsel Into at night, particularly after they have boen spending a fow
hours with their friends In ths smoke-laden ntmosphere of a poker gsme, whew
perhaps, there was also noma beer. Whether husbands really are so keen about
pickled tongue upon such occasions,
or whether they find It somswhat In
digestible. U not kpown, hscause after
perceiving how much trouble nnd
tlmo and worry their wives have spent
In preparing an unlimited supply of
th's domestic staple for their con
sumption they fecj It best simply to
gulp It down In silence.
Thus do wo pcrcclvo the wisdom of
the nursery trnlnlng which trachea
small boys to oat what Is set before
them, and as); no questions.
There ar ninny ways ot preparing
pickled tongue, each housewife, In
deed, having her own specific rules
nnd her tried and true reclpo for mak
ing1 this relish to domestic life. We
can, however, heartily recommend the
following formula, which Is followed
In many of our best families:
To properly pleklo a tongue, first
put It down in brine, Make your
brlno by weeping a barrelful ot tears
over the most foolish and trivial hap
penings. When tht tongue simply
drips tcsrs and Is to salty that the
mere thought of It makes a man want
to take to drink, It Is ready to pickle. ,
Then take on unlimited supply ot the vinegar of tcmner. throw In enough of
ths mustard of splta to make It bite, and sufficient ot tha cayenna of mall" to
causo it to burn and blister. Then season It to. taste with reproaches and ausr
plclons and unguarded accusatlohs-the more bitter these arc the better. Sptce fa
up still higher by dragging oUt all of a man's weeknrsses and rehashing them
with any unpleasant facta you happen to have In your possession concerning his
Btccp your tongue In this mixture for about tour or five hours, while you aro
waiting for your husband to come home at night, and then serve It to him, good
and plenty, while t Is still on tho frits.
Tickled Tongue mny be served cither plain, with a simple garniture of curl
papers and Mother Hubbard wrapper, br as a kind of floating Island surrounded
by a sea of tears.
Pickled Tongue cannot be recommended as wholesome, yet many men partake
of It overy night and still survive.
As roast beef la tha national dish of Knglnnd. spaghetti of Italy, saurkraut of
Germany, and oatmeal of Hcotlnnd, so Tig's Feet Is of New York. It Is the proud
bosst of thin great city that nowhere el so und'r the sun aro there so many Pigs'
Foot, nor aro they so largo and luscious, snd so within the reach of all. rich and
poor alike, as In New York,
Everywhere you go In Now York Pigs' Feet aro served to you, but the very
finest nnd best are to be found In tho Slihwny.
To preparo Plgc Feet a' la Subway1, take a large, able-bodied, husky male per
son, with long legs that end In a pair of about No. II socks. Plsce the msle per
son In a scat at tho back of the neuk, so that his legs will extend out In the aisle
as far as possible. Cross, these extremities at an angle of forty-five degrees, ax
this will onnhle lilm to uso ono foot to trip up people an they enter the car. and
the other to smear mud over tho expensive clothes of women. Then Jam tha car
as full as possible of assorted sizes of men, women and children, add a motorman
who starts and stops tho car with a Jerk that musses up everybody around with
tho Pigs' Feet, and flavor the whole with blasphemy and cursing.
Another very delirious brand of rigs' Feet Is nisde from the hoofs of the
theater hog, who forces everybody to hurdlo oven his hoofs as they come in and
go out of their seats at tho play.
According to statistics the life of the average New Yorker Is very short and
full of Internal pains. Scientists account for this on the ground that New York
ers aro forced to practically subsist on Plgn' Feet.
FBSBBHbHbl b2fl Evtf j9 iSBPlV .StSBHVSr UKk &nar
lly BKATRICK FAIRFAX.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I have been mar
ried one year, and love my husband
dearly. Now he kept company with a
girl before I knew him. When we started
to keep company he asked me to bum
any letters or plcturon I had from othor
men, and I did so. J find lovo letterii
and pictures which he received from his
girl. I feel hurt becsuso I Imagine t.o
still loves the other girl and keeps these
things in remembranco of her. What
shall I do with them? M.
Men aro not given to any sentimental
cherishing ot remembrances, and he has
probably forgotten ho has them. Destroy
them snd say nothing to him about It.
Wait Five Years.
Dear Mlsu Fairfax: I am a young
man, ape seventeen, nnd am in love with
a girl one year my senior. She loves me
and I lovo her. My parents object to our
An .Ideal Hotel -reiih am Ideal Situation,
being cngagea The reason of my parents'
objection Is because she hsn no parents.
What would you advlso me to no. as I
am heartbroken? II. W.
You are a mere child and cannot
dream of taking the responsibility of
marriage without the help and consent
of your parents.
Mind Mother, of Coarse,
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am a boy of 17.
and am In love with a glrj 16 years of
sge. She continually asks me to quit
my position and pay more attention to
her. My mother says If I cease to work
sho will stop my spending money . on
Sunday. So which would you advise me
to do? ' J. P. L.
Your Inquiry Is enough to make one
regret that corporal punishment Is no
longor In fashion.
Your mother seeks your future welfare;
(he girl doesn't. Which, you aak, should
you heed. 1 am ashamed of you because
I you hesitate.
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