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THK BI'iE' OMAHA, SATCRDAY, MAY 30, 1914.
THE PROFESSOR'S MYSTERY
jWELLS HASTINGS 2 BRIAN HOOKER
wun ILLUSTRATIONS hy HANSON BOOTH
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You Can Begin This
Great Story To-day
by Reading This
Prof. Crosby, on his way to visit a
friend In the country, meets Mis Tabor,
whom he had met at a Christmas nouse
party the winter before. An accident to
the trolley car leaves them stranded near
the Tabor home, where they are made
welcome, but under peculiar conditions.
During the night Crosby Is asked to leave
the house, Miss Tabor saying goodbye
to him; and requesting him not to call
again. At the' Inn he learns that Tabor
Is concerned In some Way with a burly
Italian, liamed Caruccl. when he goes en
to his friend's home, he finds Miss Tabor
also 'a, 'guest there, and Just as they are
getting on well together, she Is taken
away by Dr. Held, whom Crosby after
wards learns is h br6ther-ln-law of Miss
Tabor, having wedded her sister Miriam,
who Is now dead. The mystery of the
Tabor household Is Increased, tho'iph,
when Crosby gets a hasty call to go with
Miss Tabor on a mysterious mission to
the' city, where he rescues Mrs. Caruccl,
who Js SHclla, Miss Tabor's nurse, fro.n
the effect of a brutal attack by her hus
band. Plans are laid to set rid of the
Italian, by sending htm out of the coun
try, 'to relieve Mrs, Tabor of his presence.
Mr. Tabor tells Crosby his wlfo has never
been quite well since the death of her
daughter. MacLcan, a newspaper reporter,
aids Crosby In gaining admission to a
spiritualistic seance, where the dead
daughter Js supposed to be "material
ism.''. After the sconce Crosby discovers
Pr. Reld and . stranger drugging Caruc
cl, Intending to havo hlrh '-shanghalcd"
aboard and outgoing steamer. He makes
,an enemy o Held by Interfering. A call
comes rrom raDor. teninc mm mat Airs
Taboy hag suddenly gone alone to the
city, and asking Crosby to look aftor
her. He succeeds In locating her, and wit.
nesses a strange Interview between Mrs.
Tabor and a man who turns out to be
Dr. Paulus, a celebrated alienist. Crosby
and Sheila get Mrs. Tabor back home,
and there Crosby meets Miss Tabor for
an interview mat promises to lead to the
clearing up of the mystery. They con
fess their mutual love, and agree to work
togetner lor Mrs. xaoors recovery.
Crosby meets Dr. Reld, and they settle
nown ior an explanation.
k Now Read On
i f y f 9
I Stand Betvreen Tiro Worlds.
"Just' been exercising, you see, mrt
I've got to take my showefj. Great' mls-
' take sitting down without- "lilf bV .vwftV
.you In half r moment," and he vanished
behind a rubber curtain that ran on n
nickeled rod before an alcove Rt the bacK,
"? lea-lng me to look about the room. It was
very large, occupying the whole breadth
.' of the building, and fitted up with an
astonishing combination of convenience
and hygiene. Dull red tiles covered the
floor arid rose' like a wainscot 'half way
up tho walls. Above that ran a belt of
white, glazed paper enambled to represent
tiling; and the celling was of corrugated
metal, also enameled white. Two large
windows In front, and one on either side,
wide open behind wire screens, and un
curtained, let in a flood of light and air
which somehow In entering seemed to
exchange. Its outdoor freshness for, the
tcrlllzatlon, careful purity of a labor-
e,ina-iujjjcu inuits uure a jmuruacope ana
microtome cover1 by glaEs bells, a Bunsen
burner, and n. most orderly collection of
bottles and teat tubes. On one side of this
was -a porcelain sink, and on the other
a Heavy oak desk with a telephone and
evtry utensil In places Steel sectional
bookcases' along1 the -walls displayed tows
of technical books and gleaming .Instru
ments, lajonc corner stood an Iron bed,
with a strip of green grass matting be
fore" (t, and In the other a pair of Indian
clubs' and a set of chest weights flanked
anianthropometrlc scale. The only decor
ations ere a large print of Rembrandt's
Anatomy, two or three surprisingly good
TiUdeirand a few glaring French medical
caricatures. And everything possible about
the'r'pbm was covered with glass tables,
desk. bookcases, the shelves about the
link and the very window-sills. If ever
a room did so, this one declared the char
naler ;of Its Inhabitant; and looking upon
its'cornfortlcss convenience, I caught my
set wondering how any normal woman
:ould.cnUurc marriage with such an anti
septic" personality. .Then as Reld Issued
from' his bath, glowing and alert with
energy and contagiously alive, hc
Idea seemed not Inconceivable after .nil.
'Pretty comfortable place, he?" he burst
forth. ".Fine. Fine. All my own Idea.
FJUc It up according to my own notion..
Everything I need right here, nothing use
leaplenly of light and ventilation. Have
a -Cigarette? I don't smoke often myself,
bu'?.kccp 'em at hand. Best form to take
tobacco, If you don't Inhale. Popular idea
I, lit one and settled back. ."I've Just
aajed''Lady to marry me," I said, as
qu"felly as I could. "She says 'that the
only reason she won't Is her mother, And
I understand why."
His face lighted for a moment. "I told
Tabor, you'd be at the bottom of it event
ually'As for the other matter well, it
hasVto be reckoned with. Strongest mo
tlvwe have. The race has got to go
on.IJe frowned suddenly. "How much
do 'you know?"
:ffknow that Caruccl lied; I know that
Mrs Jabor Is out of her mind; I knpw
thaU:ttte delusion takes the form of n
horroKof marriage, because" I stopped,
searching for a softening form of wordi;
- but, Reld took up the broken aentenc
and Went evenly on, as Impersonally
,solentlflc as If we had been speaking of
.'Because of my wife's death. Hysteria
aggravated by introspection. Fixed Idea
or . Miriam's continual presence that's
that - line? 'the wish father to the
thought' The psychic element Jn these
thinks,' you know, does react on the
physical. While things move In a circle
"She's got to get well." I said, "What s
the best chance? What can we do?"
"We're doing all we man. We've called
the best man In the country. We don't
understand these things perfectly, at best
There's no rigid line of demarcation be
tween insanity and hysteria. Nervous and
mental diseases run Into each other, ou
"Just what does Dr. Paulus say?"
"Paranoia. Says It there were continual
external suggestions of Miriam he'd eall
It only hysterical; but we guard her as
far as possible from anything of the
kind. It she originates the hallucinations
herself, It's mental. Nothing to do but
keep her quiet, avoid all reminders, avoid
excitement, lead her mind In other di
rections, suggest normality. Nothing more
possible, unless we take her abroad for
hypnotic treatment, and that doesn't seem
advisable. Nothing else to be done. Ques
tion of time."
"Then It's Just a question of getting
rid of this fixed, idea?" '
'Well, but that's begging the whole
question, Crosby, don't you see? The
fixed Idea Is the disease. You're a lay
man, you know, and you look at It with
the simplicity of Ignorant. No offense
meant' but that's the plain fact, you
know. Paulus doesn't call It hopeless, but
Rome wasn't built In a day. Nothing to
do but wait."
"I'm going to find something to do," I
said, "because something has got to be
"Right spirit. Right way to face a dif
ficulty. Always best to be optimistic.
But, of course, you mustn't risk any pri
vate experiments. Tou understand that
Might do harm. Hell's paved with good
intentions, you know,, and we've got an
expert on the case. Where there's any
work for you, we'll count you In, but you
mustn't butt in."
I rose from my chair. "Of course, I've
no Idea of putting in my oar without
authority. Give me credit for that much
sense and thank you for making me un
derstand the facts. Tell Mr. Tabor of
this conversation, will j'ou? I'm off to
"Certainly. Certainly. By the way,
Crosby, I suppose I ought to congratu
late you. Fine. Fine. Well, we've got Io
be patient and hope ' for the beet It's
hard, of course. But life's a hard strug
gle. A hard struggle. Good-by. Can you
see your way down?"
As Reld had Intelligently observed. It
was hard. And the hardest part of it was
the waiting. I saw MicLean that same
night, and without evincing more than
an ordinary curiosity about slplrituallsm,
arranged to be taken to the next of the
seances. After that, there was nothing
to do until one should be held. The slender
thread of coincidence between Sheila's
ghost stories and my experiences at the
last one' was my single change of dis
covering a remedy of which the doctors
did not; know. Probably I should dls-'
cpver nothing of any use; but until I
could contribute some definite help, I
would not .go. back to Stamford. I had
made more than enough trouble there
It was 'another week before the. chance
came. And I was a little surprised when
MacLean conducted me not to the closed
house we had before visited, but to the
(,mia nn Nlnetv-second street to which
I had followed Dr. Paulus on his way
"Oh, they meet around at one another's
houses," Mac explained as we went up
the steps. "It's a gang of social lights
that's runnln' these stunts as a fad, you
see? An' the psychic researchers, they
ring in. Now this time, see if you can't
keep something on your stomach besides
your hand. Y ou missed a pile of fun last
It was a very different sort or. nouse
rmm h other: wide ooen and full ot the
sense of family inhabltancei a house full
of silk, hangings and new mahogany and
vmn of unseasonable flowers, an orchid
of a house, a house where people would
be like their own autmoblle, poiianea ana
rwn1v and a trine tail. rrot. onei-
tiurgh was there, looking a little ' out of
his element: and the others, by what I
could tell, were mostly the same people
as before; but there were more of them,
twenty or twenty-five all told, chatter-,
lng In groups about the brilliant room
ti sivtnr it almost the air of a re
ception. It was evening and the elec'
trie light and the formal dress of most
nf ihn smesta added to the Impression. I
had my first good look at the medium
before the proceedings began; a fattish.
rttv wnmn with large eyes, pale-
haired and slow-moving, whose voluable
trivialities of conversation ana aress ex.
aggerated both vulgarism and conven
tion. For a moment or two, I wrestled
with an uncanny certainty of having seen
her somewhere before, groping about
among recollections. Then all at once I
rcmembere'd; she was the wpman who
had been with us In the trolley accident.
th woman who had so curiously discov
ered the whereabout of the chain.
As before, the circle formed about the
center table consisted of only a dozen or
so. and the' rest ot us were left sitting
about the walls. The doors were closed,
onil the extinguishing ot the lights left
the room in almost utter darkness. The
greenish pallor about the edges of the
windows made If possible to Imagine
rather than to see. The gloom had the
.aihiiv nf closed eyelids; and perhaps
because of the sudden transition from brll
bllant light. It had the same dullness of
Indefinite color and movement; as when
one suddenly hurries one s face in tne
pillow, with the light stilt burning. I
caught myself unconscleusly straining
my eyes to observe these half Imaginary
.ii.r.imif. And despite the difference
of environment, the sitters had hardly
-begun their tuneless crooning 01 mn
songs before I felt th$ same breathless
closeness as before, the same saturated,
oppression, the same feeling of uncom-
fortable and even Indecent overcrowding.
t .(..auH mvielf with long Dreams, i
bracing Involuntarily against tne tension.
Then all at once, the door opened silently
and softly closed:-, and as a turned to look
some one passed me, visible only as u
solid shadow in the gloom, ana .witnoui
. .tinned Into a seat at the table,
The others made room, and a chair wai
moved up quietly, no one speaking ir
n.n.inr in the song. But my heart
pounded In my ears and my hands heated
as I clenched them, for somenow i nm
as certainly as If I could hae plalnty
seen that the new-comer was Mrs.
A Third Degree :. With Some Embarrissing Questions BV Nell Brinkley
. , . l opyritht. pu. Internal I News Service.
-I in ' ii ii J)
Have you got any small relation In your houso who, shins up your
lees and Into, your lap, after 'a party is over and one particular girl that
waB there Tibb vanished taking your heart along with, her,. and, his own.
small heart "maglced" by the spell of her smile, asks 'bout a million
questions that are hard to look him in the eye and answer, such as;
"Aln t she a vnico young lady? I llko 'or do you like 'er? Her. cheeks
Is vas soft! I pattotl 'em di' you pat ,oui? She kissed me--lots. DC
sho kiss you, too that would bo vnlce If she would wouldn't it?"
And you dare' not lift your'oyes to the vision of the particular girl,
,I3ut. oh, it would be "vnlce!" N1C1.L BRINKLBY.
Ily Khh. WIIKKLKR WILCOX.
Copyright. 1M4, by the Star Conipsny.
ThouRh chaos and confusion
Upon tho earth 1 see,
Yet still they sconi Illusion
Unto the soul of me.
Though raco with race Is striving
And conflicts do not cease,
1 foci that right Is striving
1 hoar tho volco of Peace,
I know tho wrongs existing
And growing hour by hour,
And yet my faith, persisting,
Sees JuBtlco high In power;
I hear tho volco of Reason
But doubt of Ood sooms treason,
And trust my bosom thrills.
Though nation wars with nation,
And men in darkness grope,
A curious exaltation
Gives pinions to my hope.
Though sorrows and 'disasters
Descend upon our sphere,
My faith in wisdom masters
All sontlmonts of fear
Along this world benighted,
Whoro clouds and shadows ron,
Ono narrow path Is lighted
For each Immortal soul,
The pat,h of Love's endeavor,
To show tho God within,
And who walks thoro will never
Bo slavo of fear or sin.
Mine Is the mind of woman.
No logic in its storo;
But, ah! my heart la human
And lo,ve Is at lis coro.
Tho earth is God's oxpanslon,
And loyo Is all It needs,
And th(a is faith's confession
Of what 'It lacks In creeds.
Let's Kiss and
(n- IIBATIUCE FAIRFAX.
The Power of Eloquence
By ItEV. THOMAS B. GHEGOIIY.
(To Be Continued Monday.)
it Is' doubtful if a greater oratorical
triumph was ever witnessed than that
won by Fisher Ames In the House ot
Representatives at Washington pne hun
dred and eighteen
speech 'was called
forth by the pro
tions for the effec
tuation of the' "Jay
Treaty." a bit of
diplomacy that was
at the time the
with the American
The Jay Treuty
was Immensely un
popular with the masses, and the ex
citement of the country ran high. The
feeling against England, very bitter t
begin with, was Intensified a hundred
told by the terms' of the treaty, which
were looked upon as being most humilia
ting to the proud young republic.
All over the land there went Up a roar
ot protest against the "Jay game," as
it was called, and In spite of the ratifi
cation hy the senate, the signature nf
the president, and the presidents procla
mation to the effect that the treaty was
binding, the nouse, reflecting the sen'.l-
menta of the people at large, refused tu
give In; and It began to look as though
there was going to be the "devil of a
time'' -al around.
Twp days after Issuing, the procla
matlon referred to, President Washing
ton asked congress for money to pro
vide for the taking ovpr of the west-,
ern ports and the tocurity of the settlers
In the newly acquired territory, and like
a flash the house of representatives
showed its teeth, .and growled back, oven
the mad defiance; "No appropriations!
Down with the Jay game! If Kngland
wants to fight, let her come on!"
Right then it was that Fisher Amos
took the floor. When (he man from
Massachusetts arose to his feet he wan
met by hisses, growls and every other
form of ugly dissent oxcent actual vln.
lence. But undaunted, white as a sheet,
but with the fire or battle In Ills eyes,
Ames began his speech. Warmer and
warmer he waxed, the blanched face
took, on the flush of a deep excitement
and an unconquerable earnestness, and
In a little while It was plain to be seen
that he had the house at his feet
Th orator sat down-arid the house
at once adjourned-to avoid the over
whelming effuct of the speech, nut, like
Ranquo's ghost, the erfe.it would not
down; and when, a little later Pn, the vote
was taken the appropriation won by a
hapdsome margin and eloquence had
scored on of Its most magnificent triumphs.
In the Land of Perpetual Day
By KDGAR LL'CIKN LAItKlK.
Q (1) In th. Arctic Circle, the land
of prrfwtual day In summer months,
what.' Is tho path traversed Ijy the sun
froini n. in, pno .Jay to i a. ni. the next
day follpwlng? , ,
(i) Wn are told' by, solpntlets, that the
universe Is balanced; , our earth and
neighbors' as .well n fixed !t('rs are In
a neutral zone where tho gravity pull
from all other bodies Is equal. This being
true, what la the explanation of comets
which fly Into space, fpr fifty or soventy
five years and return, and not fall into'
tho sun, even whim they come within a
.A. U) ket any any day be taken. when
the sun Is north of the cquntor and sum
mer Is on In the Arctic Circle, and see
what it will do from one Instant In that
day until the same time In the next.
.Say July 30, IPGS, at noon, the center nf
the sun was 30 degrocs ii minutes IS seo
onds north of tho equator, and at noon
on the 21st 30 degrees 30 minutes 63.9 sec-'
ouds of an arc. Then, during the twenty
four hours the sun's center had moved
southward und apparently around
the celostlal vault once. Then Its ap
parent path was one turn of a spiral,'
precisely like thread on a scrtw' ,
(J). The universe of stars all suns la
not balanced; that Is, suns are not on
regular orbits like the planets around
thm Koch sun of the JOO.MO.OOO more
or less, as shown In photographs of the
entire sky, moves as a bee Ip a swarm.
All move here and there, to right or
loft, nnd In every other direction, entirely
at random, In obedience to the varying
Intonsltlen' of the' attraction of others,
themselves In varying motion. This mo
tion a bee must obtain fiom the fact that
all suns move and attract. Double, triple
and quadruple suns move around their
common center of gravity In fixed or
bits, but the system Itself moves here
and there like. a bee.
Mlrtute worlds like the earth, Jupiter.
Mars, Neptune, traverse orbits around
tho sun all ellipses, nearly balanced,
and absolutely balanced for an Instant
twice' in each ot their yearn when at
mean distance' from the sun. Tho equil
ibrium la In between attraction ot the sun
and centrifugal tendency away from It
due to their revolution around It.
Cdmets malting, regular circuits around
tlif sun all traverse ellipses. Thoso that
fall in from space .deeps sweep around
fpc fun once at Immense speed and danh
away, never to return. All mote on paths
either a parabola or a hyperbole, since
bolh. of these curves are open.
.'Kvery mlnutn property of these comets
has been so thoroughly equated by high
mathematics that n tsleauope can be
pointed directly toward any. comet at
any 'instant when hundreds of millions
or mnes neyona the range of the human
8. J. n, writes me:
"I was keeping company with a young
lady until twp months ago, When we
parted over some foolish Ideas, Last
week I nirt her and dffered to escort her
to a wedding. Sho did not hesitate to
accopt. On our way home I caught a
suggestion that she would like to resume
our friendship. Now what s worrying
iio Is that she was the whole cause of
our separation, and 1 think that. It Is up
to her to ask mo to make up. But I km
wondering if It Is my place to make up,
as I am tho man. 1 lovo her very much
and want to do what Is right."
Ot 8. J, It, and all who hesitate In a
like situation I ask a question to which
.tharo can be only one answer; "How
can true love and false pride find room to
dwell together In the same heart?"
What does It matter who la right anil
who Is wrong n a misunderstanding?
Tho very fact thate one Is right gives it
certain dignity to being also tho ono to
seek the reconciliation,
The Impulse. that leads S. J. R. to Invite
the girl he loved to go with him to the
wedding of which ho speaks was . tho
tfenerbusl aiid', manly ,ohf..v'o explanation
jwas'.aaked or Riven, i Hie '.afWtions
proVnpt'ed. him wsely. Instln6t said,
j"Ilcre Is the girl 1 love. 1 will take her
.wlthrme and try to give her a. pleasant
evening." , ' ;
hat was the". Impulse of 'a targe' boh I.
Follow It up. -Say; to the girl: "tllove
you. Wo have hurt each other. Shall
we forget It and stait over?"
Don't demand explauatins after a
quarrel. Misunderstandings may arise
try to Ignore them. Recongnlse that two
human beings look at one situation from
totally different angles. And so what
hurts or angers you may have been meant
to give you Joy.
Whatever the quarrel, It Is always the
larger, finer, more generous soul that
dares to be the first to seek reconcllla-
tton. This soul knows a joy a more petty
' nature ihun( always miss.
I I do not advocate being so meek In the
jface of rhlstreatmcnt.or deceit or neglect
jus tq Invite abuse frohv a nature that Is
I ready to take ad.variuix.e "-of simple
'honesty.' In the average'. .lovers' quarrel
jthls Is not Jhe situation. Most lovers'
quarrel are matters, of., hurt pride. In-
named vami), irmper. or a uctiro 10
tease that grew Into a real woiml.
Which do you value, your loe or your
nclf esteem? Do you love yqurscjf wlt'i
, selfish prldo or your sweetheart wth
j The privilege ot being the first to (eek
, a reconciliation is a beautiful one. Co
J and generously offer to forget the past
land see how generously ypu will be met
I Two lovers once drifted Apart. They
; met to explain and accuse each other of
selflahnoss and temper. Then they wrotn
to explam, nnd became so Involved that
oxplanutlons wero more bitter than tho
original1 quarrel.- 'And at lsust after
months of silence that hurt both, the one
'who tovld, most (the in ah In; this esse),
went to his sweetheart and said.: 1 lovt
you. Forgive me for hurting, you. Can
you love me again?"
,-l loved you all the time, Hear- I was
wrongi Forgive ine." said tha gtrl, and
fell sobbing In his arms.
. And his generosity has made -her sc
sweet-iand loving, that, now their quar
rels are. nisde up befpre they -start.
Never , hesitate to, be tin one to offer
lv "rnAe up." Tou wll be met halt
way, and win new and addd , love by
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