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THE NEK: OMAHA. TIiniNDAY. AtTflUST 12. IfU.I. The Bees Home Maazline Pa ILeid It Here See By Qouverneur Morris and Charles W. Ooddard BynopsU ot revluus Chapters. John Amsbury Is killed In a ram-oad eocioent, and his wife, one ot America s duel beautiful women, dice troui Uie stock, ieaivinB a V-yeat-old daugnier, wuo is taken by Tof. e.uilli:r, aeut of uw intereata, far .nio the Adironuncke. wliere aim ia ivaied in me viuaion ot a cavern. Fifteen years tater Tommy Barclay, woo has Juat quarreled Willi ma adopted lati.cr, wauueia into the woode and dis covers the airl, now known as Ojlestia. la company with Prof. Stllliter. Tommy take the girl to New York, where sne falls Into the clutches of a noted pro curess, but is able to win over the woman by her pecular hypnotic power. Here she attracts Kreddie the tenet, who becomes attached to her. At a M clothln lactory, whore she goes to work, she exercises her power over the girls, and Is saved from being burned to doatu by Tommy. About this time Stilllter, Barclay and others who are working to gether, de ide it is time to make use of t'elestia, who has been trained to tliink of herself as divine and come from licaven. The first place they send her is to Bitumen, a mining town, where the coal miners are on a strike. Tommy has ajone there, too. and Mm Ounsdorf, wife the miners' leader, falls In love with him and denounces him to the men when he spurns her. . Celestia save Tommy from being lvnohed. and also settles the strike by winning over Kehr. the agent of the bosses, and Barclay, sr. Mary Black stone, who Is also in love with Tommy, tells him the story of Celestla, which she has discovered through her Jealousy. Kehr is named as candidate for president n a ticket, thst has Ktllllter's support. and Tommy Barclay is named on the miners timet, esuinier proienc Him self in love with Celestla and wants to get her for himself. Tommy urges her to marry him. Mary Blackstone bribes Mrs. Gunsdorf to try to rmirder Celestla, while the latter Is on her campaign tour, traveling on a snow white trsln. Mrs. Ounsdorf is again hypnotised by Celestla and the murder averted. THIRTEENTH EPISODE. "Are you speaking Tommy, Icily. to me? asked The man did not answer. He merely attempted to get hold of the dorknob, and failed. "Better luck next time." said-Tommy. "Please Open the door," said Celestla, "I have to go for a drive." "What do you want mixing in this?" said the driver. Tommy aid not answer, but said to Celestla: , "I wouldn't go alone with this man. Why not take me te iook. aner your I won't speak even once, if you o ratner not." . . "Better get in. Miss," said the driver. "Something wrong here," said Tommy, as Celestla pushed him gently to one side, and started to open the, floor for herself.' "Hurry up," said the driver. Celestla. hurried and Tommy's face be gan to flame with rage. At the same time he formed a pretty shrewd guess at the condition Celestla was in. "How can you tolerate such Insolence?" be exclaimed, his brows lowering. "I have to do everything the driver says," exclaimed Celestia, in an un emotional Voice ' She climbed Into the car, and shut the i door after her, the driver sprang to hla I seat, and Tommy stepped calmly on to the footboard. The driver, seeing this, attemDted to throw Tommy off. J.he. foot? board. Tommy simply got his fingers In the man's collar. Jerked hint clear off the car, and let gd. The man fell heavily on his head and lay still. . . "If you have to do everything the driver says," cried Tommy, In a Jubilant voice, "I shall be the driver! Jump in. Freddie, while the jumping Is good.-! may need you." . . Freddie jumped in and seated himself by Celestla with every evidence of pride i and Importance, and the car lurched for-. ; ward Just as the former driver began to show signs of life. . It was only a hundred yards to where the road'ntered the woods; a dense sec ond growth of, spruce, . birch, pine, bal sam and larch, succeeded after about a mile by a splendid fragment of primeval forest. 'Here Tommy brought the car to a stop,: got out, and opened the door of the tonnaau. "I'd like you to sit In front, by me." he said gently. And Celestla obeyed him like an auto maton. "There's dirty work here," thought Tommy. "-.And once more the car went forward. He addressed various questions to her, but got no answera It waa as if she did not hear him. tfhe sat bolt up right, looking straight ahead with unsee ing eyes. It was only when he spoke words or phrases with a semblance ot command that she showed signs of un derstanding. As when he said, "Don't try to fight this road. Take It easy. Lean back." The road, came out of the forest, passed between two swamps, and ascended a long hill, fenced, and pastured, from which there was a view of rough farm land, and In the distance a wooden vil lage and a steeple In the midst. At the bottom of the hill a car had skidded from the road and came to grief In a boggy ditch. The driver was trying to lever It out. with a fence rail. Two women stood watching him. At the sound of Tommy's car sweeping down upon them, they looked around, and Tommy recognised Mary Blackstono and Mrs. Guntdorf. His face became white and grim. He gave his engine more gas, and rushed by them, hurling a column of thick dust high In the air. Mrs. Gunsdorf, at sight of Celeetia, be came for a moment like a stone image of horror. Only her head turned a little, and so standing, she looked after the ear. Then very slowly, as If she was lifting heavy weights, her arma twlated and tense roae from her sides, reached the horizontal and then without a word or a sound, she dropped dead in the dust. Next to the church In the village stood the little parsonage. A car was drawn tip In front of this, ind In the middle of the road, looking expectantly at the car mrn lommy was driving, stood Prof, Htmeter with a white flower In his button hole. Also on the lookout waa a clergyman and a lady who was doubtless his wife. To Tummy the scene was like a page in a book, wrtttea for children in worde It at the Uovia. of two syllables. tUlileter, tuc hito flower the clergyman. It was almost too simple. To etUUter the driver who should bring Celestia to him was a man of Im portance. Not until the car was almost upon him with undiminished speed, did he divert his eyes from CelestU's face to that ot the man beside her. Upon the fact of that man there was a Jubi lant boyish grin. Tommy pressed a button, the car gave one of those sudden signals of warning that sound like a giant being sick at the stomach. Prof. 8tllleter leaped aside, but not In time to escape being erased by the mud guard which sent him rolling. Freddie, the Ferret, leaped to his feet for the sheer Joy of being alive to see his enemy bite the dust. When Prof. 8tlllcter got to his feet, the car was passing; out of the village. To get his own car under way was not the work of a moment, the driver having gone Into the back yard of the parsonage for a pall of water, and remained to gossip with the maid of all work. But Tommy knew that there would e a pursuit, and thenceforth drove his own car, or rather the one with which he had eloped, as fast as he dared. He had no personal fear of Btllleter. But he wished, If possible, to show Celestla the cave, and the proofa, that she had once In habited. The state of hypnosis, that she was In, troubled and distressed him. But sooner or later. It must pass, he thought .Certainly nature must come to the rescue. Meanwhile, he took a pa thetio pleasure in working on her men tal condition with a view to promoting her comfort. ' "You look tired, dear."" he eaM. "Are youT No answer. "The driver says don't be tired. And you have to obey the driver." This had a marvelous effect. Her head no longer drooped, color came into her cheeks and Into her eyes a look of vi vacity. In one way Tommy was rejoiced; at the same time, he felt as if he would rather like to cry. There was something so pathetic about her absolute docility. "Boon," said Tommy, "you are going to leave the car and go for a long walk through the woods with me. Yfi'll walk fast and not get tired. We're going to the wonderful cave where you lived and played when you were a little girl, and which they taught you to believe was Isiaven" He broke off suddenly. Then asked her a, question, 'Do you have to do as the driver tells you?" "Yes." "Do you have to believe a thing If he tells you to believe it?" '"Ye," . ; .. ': It would be absurd to say that Tommy was not tempted then and there to do en unmanly thing. In a few momenta, by the power of mental' suggestion he could undermine her belief in herself. In her origin and in her destiny. It would cave. They would simply drive on and , .k... . - i...i. i. uu uuui t.iojr vuiuv wiumto f " land could be married. All this occurred j to Tommy and tempted nun. cui line; the good gentleman that he was, he re slated the temptation at once, and with finality. If he wa, to shake her beliefs, It would be by fair means,' open and above board. (To Be Continued Tomorrow. Victrol IV, Oak July Records Now on Sale, the best list in many months. Step into any Victor Store and hear that latest hit, "My Little Dream Girl." Record No. 17789. PIANO COMPANY" 1311-1313 Farnam St Heauf the Newest Records cHwnu-i-ruoj ix-nionmraung Geo. E. Mlckel. MCr. The Bf GARRETT P. REUV1SS. The imagination la potentially the no blest of human gifts, but It becomes a fearful thing when It la allowed to go astray and when, exchanging its glorious pinions for the wings of a hat. It takes flight In the dark night air of supersti tion and ignorance, amidst Images of horror and terror. One of the most hideous products of tho Imagination In Its darker moods is to be seen In the American Museum of Natural History. It is the copied statue of the Axtco "Goddess of the Karth." The whole dreadful story of the gloomy, bloody Astec "cirilixatlon" la told by this extraordinary carving. Despite all Its re pulsive features this story is fascinating In 1M grip upon the reader's mind and It is of great importance to Americans who wish to understand the historical devel opment of then- own continent. The word picture that Prescott drew In his history of the conquest of Mexico has never been equalled In vividness. Although the reader should supplement Prescott's brilliant story with the results of later Investi gations, v.-h'.ch he can find In any large library. But nothing that he ran read will place before hli? mind so dramatic a represen tation of that strange, and, even yet mysterious,' period of American history, as Is afforded by this statu In the halls of the museum In Central Park West. The Altec name for the goddess whose figure Is shown In the carving wss Coatllcue, "the serpent-skirted one." It was found near the cathedral In the city of Mexico In 171, 270 years after Cortes overthrew the bloodstained altars of the Axteo war god. What had happened to it during the time Intervening since It was tumbled front Its pedestal we do not know, but. at any rate, it escaped de strucUon. It Is believed to have been carved In the century preceding the Spanish invasion. It was a religious symbol, but every noble element of religious thought is elim inated from It. It Is a product of the basest superstition, acting; through an Imagination degraded to the level of un- VST By EDGAR LUCTEN 1RK1V. Question I have read In two or three magaxlnes of the theory of "nature's finer forces." Are these finer qualities of force or forces besides those usually mentioned In scientific books? Reader, Alameda. May 10, 1915. Answer This Is a difficult, if not Im possible, question to answer. The forces commonly mentioned In university text books ort "science" are gravitation, heat, light, electricity, magnetism, chemistry, molecular attraction and repulsion. These terms are so fine, or refined, that they are beyond all imagination. The more dieooverlea made In their true nature the more complex and elaborate they are seen to be. Science .doe not ven wka of UU what they are or their causes. All that we , , . . Unit UU IV BbUU .111 1 AH these are included In one word en ergy. Thus, energy traverse cosmlo "l - ?er at cannot be compre- hended.' But,, when this radiant energy strikes atoms or molecules of matter able to receive, then at certain rates heat is the result. $15 Omaha. Neb. In Our Newly Remodeled uoonii on th. laln floor. Branch at 334 BROADWAY Council Bluffs XUO Lesson ot This statue was found in Mexico City in 1791. It DO doubt played a high part in the Aztec ritual. It dates from the Inst part relieved horror. The squat form is sur mounted with a flat head consisting of two huge-fanged serpents' heads, with their blunt noses meeting In the middle, and their wicked eyes serving to represent Science for If this energy strikes responsive living nerves, as In the retinas of eyes In con nection with a living brain, the .effect Is named light. , Energy traverses frigid space, that upon contact with matter may be ren dered available as electricity; likewise cosmicat magnetism. Light In associated with chemlsm, a very familiar example being Its action on sensitive salts on photographic plates. Many other chemical effects are due to radiation energy called light, wheu it strikes the proper kind or states of matter. Electricity induces magnetism, and magnetism induces electricity, by a proc ess whose nature Is not known. Magnetism can react on light and greatly modify its wavea All light can develop electricity, and It can Induce magnetism. Chemlsm la in Innumerable phases and reactions. Molecular attraction Is a formidable force, namely. In a bar of steel It Is hard and of great strength of resistance to breaking. There la the mystery of molecular re pulsion also as In ever expanding gases If free. But the cause of repulsion Is un Victor . ItS fit. ItrjrX- ( eaBasasssaBsanBMasmaaEaBgM e worlds best muissc tame to the very Me Victrolas Sold by A. EOSPE C0.9 1513-15 Dougl&s Street. Omaha, and 407 West Broadway. - Council Bluffs. 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Around the fat neck is a collar of several human hands and torn out human hearts, with a death's head pendant, descending over the breast. The skirt and vesture of the figure ronslut of a "writhing mass of braided rattlo snskes'" This terrible goddess wu regarded as a very old woman, the mother of Hie Astec gods. Insanity never went further! But the most amailng fact Is that the religious customs and rites of the Asters, whh-h were Inextricably blended with their social, political and military Ideas and practices, were of such a character as to thoroughly accord with the awful symbols and suggestions embodied In this foul statue. How could any people ever descend so low. How coii.d the Imagination of a whole race become so universally de bauched? The Attecs were above all things warlike. They attained all their aims by war. They subdued all their neighbors and held them In subjection by military force and terror. They bowed their neoks to a ruler, but elected al ways from the same family, who was aar chief and priest In one. They formed a confederacy, or "em pire," which was orgnnliod "purely for plunder and tribute, not at all for J government or incorporation." if ever the true spirit of war was shown forth In human affairs It was In the empire of Monteauma. It was a spirit of fright fulness, of cruelty, of merciless oppres sion, of selfish grsndlsement . The As- ! tec pictured himself In his "Pnake Woman," and she, or rather her son, the sanguinary Hutttllopochtll, repre sented the horrible side of war the side that really la war as the Greek Mars represented the deceitful other side. And yet the city of Monteiuma aston ished Cortes by a kind of mock civilisa tion that had a superficial brilliancy. Hut every good m pulse that might have developed Into a seal civilisation was suppressed, or turned aside to serve the purposes of a society based only on force, oppression, bloodshed and superstition. forces" In book received up here use It in a mind or mental sons. One writer on this subject said: "Mind is finer than gravitation." But he did not know anything of either. On the face or this proposition It would appear that mind ia finer than force, or shall I say a finer phase of force, than universal gravitation. But since I know nothing of the nature- of mind and gravity the assertion would be Useless metaphysics, the exact opposite of science. Ufa la a force; It aasemblea tons ot matter Into an oak tree or Into an ele phant One may apeculata here and drop off Into metaphysics, but thla would be time totally wasted until t least one faint clue Is detected as t what life la. I have a theory that mind ia by far the finest force in existence, but this must be a theory until It Is discovered what mind la. At present, thla seems to be hopeless. I will not any hopeless, for a human able to Invent the telegraphone may be the forerunner of others able to find a clue to what force and also matter may be. Here la a theory: There may be only one force In existence; all apparent forcea being phases, and a theory that there la only one kind of matter, all ap parent klnda being phaaea. VktrcU XIV, $150 Ubegaoy or &k r 'H r A : I Pitfalls of Wives Shun Men Admirers Who Flatter Only to Deceive. : i : Uy ELL WIIKKLKU WILCOX. ' i Copyright, 1!15, by Star Company. Men who are not ready to marry. Im mature youths; or men who .have not money to spend on theaters, carriages and flowers, often deny themselves thn company of un- married women whom they ad mire. But they will eagerly kill time by flocking to the ride of any married woman who will permit It. Alt the most ordi nary tvpe of mar ried woman needs ot do la to flatter i rv a d r o 1 1 1 y, listen well, look unutter able things and convey the impres sion that her heart Is not quite well. and there she Is, all equipped for a train of silly men, who will do their best or worst to make her forget her pride. - And the moment they succeed they boast of their success. No married woman on earth has lover llko admirers unless she wants them. It Is the eaKlest and simplest thing In the world to make men understand that you do not want and will not receive such attentions, and you will soon find these would-be lovers turned into admiring friends, who will sing the praises of your good sense, Tou newd to realise, too, that InBtead of "making fools of themselves" about you. It Is always the married woman who Is made the fool In the matter of flirtation, when you sift the subject to the bottom. The men who you Imagine dying over your pretended coldness are merely amusing themselves at your ex pense in their secret heart They will read this article aloud to you, perhaps, and declare that It Is wholly wrong so far as their love for you Is con. eernod, but they will know all the tlm that It la true. ' You will urge aa an excuse for your action that your husband does not appre ciate you or sympathise With you; that he neglects yod. Perhaps,' my dear madam, he might be your devoted lover if you exercised upon him all the arts of fascination which you usn toward your admirers. It might be worth while to try. But even those of you who do turn from neglectful and unkind husbands to other men for sympathy, out of pure hunger of heart atop a moment and think of all the dangers to which such sympathy will expose you. If you are' unhappily married another man's sym pathy and attention can only Increase your unhapplnesa and- turn discontent Into despair and wreck all . hopes of winning your husband's heart back to you.