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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 2, 1921)
THE EEEt OMAHA. MONDAY, .MAY Z.
Made by C. of C.
Attack ou tct HflilwayAr
gument Issued hy Voluntary
Against Bond Issue.
Statements challenging published
arguments of the Omaha & Council
Bluffs Street Railway company
against a free bridge were issued by
I tjri'c voluntary free bridge committee
1 organized to campaign for the bridge
and not by the free bridge committee
of the Chamber of Commerce, as in
dicated erroneously in The Sunday
The last action of the Chamber of
Commerce in reference to the bridge
was adoption of a resolution which
"U'lu'lf. we rerriirnize the necessity
of additional bridge facilities be
tween Omaha and Council Bluffs, it
is the sense of this committee that
bonds for a new or free bridge should
not be voted at any time withont full
" information as to location and cost
of approaches and full specifications
as to construction, size and capacity,
also the .total estimated cost of the
completed structure. Since no au
thentic information is now available
covering these items, the proposition
'for bonds does not commend itself
to this committee at this time."
Revised Tax Program
Proposed by Mellon
(Continued from Face On.)
taxes on fountain drinks' and the mis-
cellaneous taxes levied under section
904 of the revenue act. which are dif
'ficult to enforce, relatively unpro
ductive and unnecessarily vexatious.
The repeal of these miscellaneous
special taxes, would, it is estimated,
result in a loss of about $50,000,000
in revenue.. The transportation tax
is objectionable, but this ta produces
revenue in the amount of about $330,-.
OdO.000 a year and could not safely
be. repealed or reduced unless con
gress is prepared to provide an ac
4. Impose sufficient new "or addf
tional taxes of wide application such
as increased stamp taxes or a license
tax on the use of automobiles, to
bring the total revenues from inter
nal taxes after making- the changes'
above suggested, to about $4,000,000.
000 in the fiscal year 1922 and 1923.
The only way to escape these addi
tional internal taxes, to an aggregate
amount of between $330,000,000 and
$350,000,000 would be to make imme
diate cuts in that amount in current
expenditures. In the event that this
should prove iimpossible, it might be
feasible to provide perhaps as much
as $100,000,000 or $150,000,000 of the
necessary revenue from new duties
on staple articles of import and the
balance by taking more effective
steps to realize on back taxes, sur
tTs war supplies and other salvage
Able assets of the government. -
' 5. Adopt necessary administrative
Sinendinents to thef 'revenue act .in
order to simplify its administration
nd make it possible, among other
things, for the commissioner of in
ternal revenue, with the approval ot
the secretary of the treasury and
consent of the taxoayer to make final
determination and settlment of tax
cases. In this connection it would
oe well, in the interest of fairness and
in order to scimplfy the administra
tive problem, to provide, under prop-
fcr safeguards for carrying forward
net losses of one year as a deduction
from the income of succeeding years.
-' Fined on Liquor Charge. :
; York, 'Neb., May 1. (Special.)
Henry -Brants of Gresham -was ar
raigned before County Judge. Hop
Inns on the charge of giving whisky
to two young men who became in
toxicated and were jailed. He pleaded
tuilty and was given a fine of $100.
and costs. ri
Kearney Teachers' College:
' Ths Ccelin Glc club gv concerts,
this weik U 8ht)ton, Urand Island,-n
Tha Dramatic Art department gave
thraa plays In the Auditorium, -tws iihort
plays, "The Traveling- Man," and "Wlll-ft'-the-Wlap."
and William Butler Teats'
fairy play, "The Land of Heart' Deelre."
A Girl Scout club has been organiaed in
' Ihe training school.
The Latin department under tha direc
tion of Mlse Evelyn Dllley put on ai
Roman wedding at convocation Monday.'
Tha costuming waa very beautiful, and
tha ceremony, highly Impressive at times,
at others was very diverting. The origin
of the modern custom of treating to. candy
and cigars was derived from tha ceremony
of scattering nuts by the bridegroom.' In
stead of catching tha bride's bouquet, tha
lucky bridesmaid was the one who caught
tha torch which, the bride had carried in
tha procession. Tha wedding -ake also
had us place in the ceremony, the bride
groom taking several-large bites out of
his piece and bestowing tha remainder
upon the bride. The ring Ceremony uued
in thla wedding was originated by the
The Camp Pire had charge of convoc-,
'Hon Wednesday. The girls gave a, lively
.representation ot a day in camp, call to
breakfast, setting-up ejterqlses, games and
1 singing, and planning the hike.
The members of the Nutrition class have
been weighed with soma amusing results,
, ' Certain ones have gained five pounds;
othera have gained tjiree; and others, who
have consumed the ' largest numbers of
calories have gained nothing at all.
Miss Katherlne Oaks, assistant librarian
. tha past year, has resigned her position
and gone to her home at Geneva, New
Tork, for rest and recuperation. Her placa
' will be taken by Miss 8tlla Pearson from
tha library school of the ' University of
Mr. Powell of tha1 rural department la
planning a spring festival for all of the
demonstration schools. This Is to take
jlaoe about tha middle of May, and wlH
include a track meet, various other con-
f i lasts, and a picnio dinner.
Midland College.. .. . .'
,' ' Miss Anita Edmiston,' a gr&uuata of Cen
tral high. Omaha, played tha leading role
in the "Passing of the Third Floor Back,"
presented by tha Wynn society of Mid
land college. Mlsa Edmiston is a sopho
more and vary popular in dramatics in
- ' Tha second annual conference ot pastors
. and students held at Midland during tha
past week ended with a banquet in tha
college dining hall Thursday.
Miaa Bessla Friedman ot New Tork
; City, the world's accuracy champion on
tha typewriter, gave a demonstration
Thursday to a large number of atudents
gathered in the Commercial 4epaxtmeqt of
- Coach Slaty apparently delight! in mak
ing tha "no pie" verdict, -but Just wait
until tha track meet it held and tha seem
agly coid-heartedsest of Comeh Slaty Will
., a explained. i
. . Chadron Normal. '
. Contestants in the essay and oration are
making a strong effort to complete their
work this week. Monday 'and Wednesday
preliminary contests will be held. Thoss
who are to represent Cbadron normal in
tha Wayne-Chadron contest are la be
i-hosen at thla time.
Miss Oraca Russell appeared before a
large audience last Thursday evening In
sang recital. Misa Russell ia tha first to
' plase upon her atudent recital programs
aar aria from oratorio.
A number of normal students end a tew
lf the faculty appeared In the minstrel
Thief Grabs Gem From j
Lawyer Driving Auto 1
. While he was driving downtown
Saturday evening A. II. ' Sturgis,
attorney, 2333 South Thirty-second
street,' was robbed of a -diamond
tud valued at $2,000 when an armed
man jumped 'dn the running hoard
pi" his automobile at Thirtieth an.!
Harney streets, confronted him with
a revolver and ordered Sturgis to
stop the car. ,
"Bcfofe I had a chance to stop
the man leaned over, grabbed the
stud from my shirt front and. after
jumping . off again, disappeared in
the 'darkness." .
Mrs. Sturgis was with her husband
when the robbery occurred. , Neither
was able to. furnish a very", reliable
discription o the robber. except that
he wore a gray overcoat.
. rr : : t:V
Former Leader of Ak-Sar-Ben
Parades Dies in Hospital
A. E. Blaufuss, 67.' 291.1 North
Thirtieth street, resident of Omaha
; lor 40 years, died at the Ford hos
pital Saturday following j an opera-i
tion last Monday. , ' ;
Mr. Blaufuss was well known here;
as a musical director, v He was leader
of the Krug theater orchestra for 11
years and leader of toe Ak-bar-Ben
parades for seven years., He was a
member, of the Elks lodge of Buffalo.
Mr. Blaufuss is survived by his
wife; three so.ns, Alfred George and
Frederick; and three daughters,
Bertha, Julia and Mrs. Walter Carr,
all of Omaha.
Charge That Park
Say a Allegations .That Natural
Beauties of Elmwood De
stroyed Concocted for '
Thomas Falconer, city commis
sioner in charge e-f';the park. '.Sad,
boulevard department, yesterday
replied to campaign opponents' wlio
have been publishing criticisms about
Elmwood park. j " 1 ' "'.
These critics stated that" ;Mr, Fal
coner has been cutting live trees and
shrubs in ' Elmwood and thus de-. I
stroying the natural beauties ot the
park and also making this tract -less"
desirable as 'a bird sanctuary.
"These allegations have been ab
surdly false," said Commissioner
Falconer yesterday, ' "It is evident
that they were concocted for polit-;
ical purposes. We have been clear
ing out dead timber and brush,, as
we do every year and has always
been done in the parks." This is a
safety first measure, for one thing,
to lessen the fire hazard. This work,
is in charge of W. R. Adams, the
best authority m Omaha on trees
and landscape gardening. The re
moval Of dead brush promotes the
growth of other vegetation. : :
"The only live trees that were
cut down in Elmwood were to make
an opening through to Pacific street
and this was done some time ago
and was in accordance with the gen
eral plans for development of the
"If these criticisms had not been
repeated in all of their absurd as
pects we would not have noticed
them, but we believe they should be
answered. Mayor Smith visited Elm
wood ' park recently and told me
that the reports of unnecessary tree
cutting were without foundation."
Fish Tails Become
Popular Hat Trimming
Long .'Beach.. Cal., "April 30.
The latest in trimming for wo
Natnc sounds jntricate. doesn't it?
But it' in't, for just between us
Scorber Japonicus is a fish. In other
words ijt's the mackerel. And the part
recommended .for decorative pur
poses is the tail.
The usefulness of the Scomber
Japonicus. as an asset to feminine
attire was discovered by Lester F.
LiiiKle, director of the preservation
laboratories of the United States Bu
reau of Fisheries, operated bv the
California State Fish and Game
For many years mackerel weigh
ing about two pounds each have
been caught in local waters, but
their tails have not been considered
of value and were thrown away.
Lingle has proved by experiments
that the tails of these fish can be
dried, deodorized and transformed
into objects of variegated and bril
liant beauty by the aid of aniline dye. J
t:.- if.... nrr'nnnolt T nm
Beach, secretary to Lingle, has tried
out mackerel tail trimmings on a
sailor hat. Sewed side by side to
the crown they presented a highly
serrated border completely surround
ing the hat and observed in the sun
light glinted like jewels.
Miss McConnell said enough of
the fish tail trimmings can be dyed
for 10 cents to trim any hat.
Tronged grips that fit the palm of
the hand have been invented for
handling cakes of ice.
Jack Leivis Is Recipient
Of Presents From Elks
Jack 4-eyis, (sport promoter, who
successfully conducted the Elk Ath
letic carnival recently, received three
presents from the B. P, O. E. as a
token of the honor in which they
He received a solid gold member
ship case, a gold vest chain, and a
gold mounted double Elk tooth
watch charm, Mr. Lewis and his
committee cleared over $5,000 profit
on , the carnival.
fere's a Reason why
msflces a helpful bre&ktast and a
profitable lunch fbr the worker vho
must be awake and alert during the dtaj.
Grape-Nuts is the perfected
goodness of wheat and malted barley,
and is exceptionally rich in nourishment
It feeds body and brain without
tax upon the digestion. ' '
"There's a Reason"
FreeiBridge Js Costing St. Louis
$665 8 in Interest Every Day
j k :i o
1'. , Tf . ra4e if&C
Review Shows that Pro ject ;WilI Have Run;to$6,288,63 1
Total by April lJandhatftCkHasSReceived
Nothing; oh. Investment.
$54,000 Raised Here
in Gunpaign iSt
ReHef iini Irelam
the solicitor M'ho
eredttAd with tl
ltt,l IT..- '
Tift Cim-Democrat herewith present' a detailed flnanclaa statement concemms tne municipal rr . -""(.
Sf W; ahowi just -wt th bridge has; ot the ity o . far and howmuch .the daily, coat has bden for .the , whe Mme- JS.
muaienanco or ;mci structure, - .
' ' OniAPl' Jp ii. whlen wiU bo the cnS of te pr.esent eity fiscal year, the bridge will have cost the ity a
total of $e',28.31?J5 This sum iaclulr all amomjta actually expended in the construction of the brldge,-th
lintereat ehar. and thealnfcaace chargeb. jYte KU , this lM't
rftYenue-producUi.tactor ana xnai mo aiy niiB.iincr ,rraiira ' ,
.rfK" ZJ!' urZH. A l ,ro- hv thminanrtll nt vh(e flu atace 1U completion.
rL 1 .. . ' . 7. fu..HAHAA . . ..I va .it 9 hA .,,rri rr- I rolls ana mi
. Receipts In the St. Louic cap
for relief in Ireland, have to far
$54,000, according to Raymond
Nally. treasurer of the MiBsourl
of tho American Committee '
in Ireland. The returns, whlcr
tabulated at tile National Ba'
merce, are byno moans torn '
of thsm are slow in comr
Nally estimated the total w
than $70,000 by Saturday.
Many pastors and par
have not yet made colle
have returns come in fr
where successful camp .
held. -' Clayton raised
Groves VX and Kir'
James Y. Mytton,
committee ar. St. .
wired his city woulc1
though Its original r
M0.w. J. B. Hendrit '
of the Campaign In
portea 30W in ie' o.
I210O mors in sight., '
ported KTi.ma. mostj
ready bean collected
Judgo Daniel K. ;
at Sedelia, reports
mora coming. W. .
flptil MtimjLt.A th.
paign there, at about)
ntbal and M.erly'
suits, n ,
The money' rece .
boxes has been e
L tk.. uimit mtxA' m.atntenance
tost ot the frea bridge; according to
figure', compiled yesterday st the
ComptjfoUer'a otrioi; is 73B.78. Of this
ampurit'th daily, interest charge -is
M05.TO. while the mauitenanos charge
tt t0. pr, day,.. .- .
' Thr ' interest: . figures 'are- based ,iaptn
the following calculation: . The first
bridge bond issue was passed in July.
(W. arnoTlntlni .to ISOO.OOO-, with an an
nual lntefen of IW.OOO; the second issue
was passed in October. im amounting
to 3,000,000. with an annual interest
of SiaO.000. : The-third ue was passed
in' AprU..lWii,n'"ting to J2.75O.000,
Srtth'an annual; interest of 123.ti.
i A totaj of 4398,000 of -tha bridge bonds
have been .retired at rarious dates., wr
fduolng the ' total Interest figure by
aB.0Tu? and leaving it at a total of
23,68G,. which would represent- the
Crwant annual Interest charge. Divided
by' 386 Hays. this, would mean a daily
-Interest eha! of W85.T8.
ft i.aftO AakedY for 1921 -22..:
Siaca' the A Issue' of $650,000
were used totAJ.of $3S,1.70 has been
irntnUrA ' or.- AainUnance. including
Tbta would increase the total dally tn
teree't charges by fib It may be men
tioned fn this connection that an appro
Variation of 421,360 has been asked , for
. tor the year of 1921-21 & salaries, jna
1 Urials and for the upkeep of -the bridge.
i As. has. been' said, before the total
amount .of money, tnvesteo m me ormse
was- B,2S8,e8l.75. This-amount, now--wtvtT
0a "hot .represent-'the- outlay of
thsMaapaycM for the structure. i-U
must' be remembered that large sums ot
the' bridge bond Issues are still Jincot-
1 1 1 1 1 1 i i iii
M..0v v "
lj.tJI ..J tViat nft alt r9 the MlirriA &K
pended have found their way back into
me Bin King ranus. . .
At' the Comptroller's office it was
said yesterday that trie bridge up to
data had .cost the taxpayers a total ot
,iw,tfi. .this sum ineiuu;
Us eoilected into the sinking fund.
These figures will b beater expiainea
if it is shown, that tha. first bond issue
fr . t-nr, A.-, .AM T,,l,r 1 lortft f t De
vi. psw,wv, 41 U1U . wt
toberi, lMItcost a total interest charge
of 575,000. The second issue 0 $3,300,
000, from October ' t1009.-4jtU -October
1 IAOI rmtt in Infor.st a. total Of J1.390.-
000,. while tho last issue of $2,730,000,
from .April 1, 1015, until octooer 1. iw".
cost not less than J7f '
t2,S91,MO; but. the Comptroller deducu
from them a total of l0B.&i7, whicir
the city saved by purchasing the- oonaa
prior to their maturity. With tWflde
duction the total remains $i,913; to
. b-tk w ror
wnicn 1. anava unum i t --- .
fully paid Bond issue items, making tne
grand total cost 01 me Dnuec i
St. Louis taxpayers. up to date $u,108,-
.973. . '
Following are the Items paia w.
rtous interests fcduring(the construcUon
of the bridge: , ' -
.To the Missouri vauey unueo
Iron Company, $521,440.T$i; to the Amer
ican Bridge Company, i',W0.368. :
the PrUin-Celnon Conatruction Com
pany. $22,359.57; to C. W. (ac
count piling). gU3JJB2.t: to ithe ouer
Hodge &' Balrd'- tforrmmtyj'aKt.eUS.Wr
lor paving blocks. 23,84 for paint
ing bridge. $73,100; forpurchase of land
on the cast-side, $208,377.86; for pur
chase of land on the -west-'SUM;
for special nt?.-?:
for investigating f
Arbitration Committee, $1801.90 forj In-
$725,515.57. . ' . . .
.AH of those Hems repreaont total of
i 2 C70.S1. invested in . tno brtdpe.
There must br- added to the total, .the
amount .f $53,840.94 for addiUonal pay
fdlls ami materials aJnoe me comple
tion of tha structure, .naking ihe grand
total $6,283.0(0.75. as rot forth before.
All of these figures, however, do not
include the taxes which tho State of
Illinois is trying : to impose upon, the
I:astern approach of the bridge. Ali
ready, the city has patd. under ;ro
twt. the sum of approximately $17.00U
for taxes, as miuested by St Clair
County, 111. Hcwever. this matter is
etlll Dendina in the United Slates Su-
Treme Court nd there is a -possibility
that tne nignst courts may uara u
the Munhipal Free Bridge shall be ea-:
nnri irvn. j
manent record Jt '
scnoers and Ot
tha relief raovei
t . T0 S
An faster P.
tion. "The. Da
at St. John's .
tain a cast o
twenty, will 4
bess men of
. Tne pages
on tha morr '
the day aC
in front c
-near the U
GEN. WOOD'S MAFOT;.
. Store Hours: 9 to 5:30; S&tvrday, P,
iThc "Free" Bridge Buriden is Proving o Heavy to St. Louis Tax
payers That Converting it Into a Toll Bridge is Being Advocated.
Long Lost Heiress '
Is Found in House of Hate
Dorcas Remalie, Who Disappeared Two Years
Ago', Is Discovered in Peril in North Woods;
Early Rescue Is Promised; Lucy Pirani,
Gone Twenty Years, Also Located; Both'
Linked with Puzzling Case of Charles Blake.
Three mysterious disappearances, all having a like sen- .
sational interest, have simultaneonsly yielded to solution.
All three cases involve important personages, each has its
element of weirdness, and at least two of the three run high '
in romantic interest, through adventures calling for display '.
of the finest courage.
One of these mysteries leads deep into the New England
pine forests; another surrenders its riddle on a coral atoll
in the South Pacific twqf hundred miles from Tahiti; the
third, rich in humorous values which counteract its pathetic
and painful elements, links Paris and New York in one of
the most absorbing instances of loss of memory yet disclosed "
The three cases, at the time of solution, exert a definite
influence upon each other. The stories plait into a single
One solution ends the mystery
of the strange disappearance of
Dorcas Remalie, This dashing and
beautiful daughter of a family of
wealth, equally well known in New
York, Newport, Whit$ . Sulphur
Springs and Palhi Beach, an un
disputed leader of the activities of
the fashionable younger set, has
been found immured in a castle of
hate in a remote lumber town in
northern New England.
Girl in Constant Danger
' . Thither she was sent by the
strangely exacting terms of her late
father's will to sacrifice two of the
best years of her life. She was
forced to abandon the luxurious
ease to which she had always
been accustomed and though she
possesses" a large fortune, she has
been compelled to live for nearly
two years on the coarsest fare in
the most uninviting surroundings,
and to be exposed constantly to
dangers which at times have, so
alarmed her as to threaten her
health if. not her reason. Rarely
in the history of peculiar wills has
one, meant to be beneficial, been
so productive of misery.
Dorcas Remalie, it is now re
vealed, was required upon the death
of her father, by the terms of his
singular will, to forsake society for
two years and. spend that time with
his little known but outwardly de
vout brother, a rich owner of
timber lands, who exercises the
power of a baron over his region.
This uncle of Dorcas, John Remalie,
bachelor, is described as a grim
woodsman, a man of the harshest
cruelty secretly exercised and cap
able of any act to enforce his will.
Arouses Dangerous Enmity
It is now learned that Dorcas Re
malie took up her new life in
strange surroundings with a spirit
of resignation, but that she soon
unwittingly made an enemy of John
Remalia's housekeeper, a forbidding
spinster and a confessed mother. To
her attempt on the life of Dorcas
Remalie, planned vith heinous cun
ning, is due in part the disclosure
of the whereabouts of the long
missing young woman.
Some phases of this mystery re
main to be cleared. They involve,
in a perfectly honorable way, a
handsome young woodsman named
Jevons, whose history, carefully
concealed, is in some way wrapped
up with that of John Remalie and
the. housekeeper, whose name is
Labo. Jevons appointed himself
Dorcas Remalie's protector early in
her stay in the pine country, and
his interest in her has provoked a
situation already dangerous to her
safety. Further light can be thrown
upon this mystery only after the
narration of some of the details of
the other two mysteries.
One Searches South Pacific
On a steamer beating out from
Suva to various South Pacific
islands by way of Naula were two
prospectors and a little woman in
a dull blue dress. They were bound
for Remora Island, a palm fringed
atoll. Other passengers were trav
eling to Fiji and various points on
various errands. The two prospect
ors, Kirwyn and Shaw, made no
secret of their mission. They were
simply to examine the island for
possible riches before its transfer
from a ' copra company to a new
company interested in its prospects.
But there was a mystery concern
ing the little woman in blue. Her
name was Lucy Pirani, it might be
Lucy Shaw, to leap ahead of the
story. Arriving at Remora Island
she led Kirwyn and Shaw to a. hut
built -long before of coral blocks,
and told them that she and her hus
band, Pirani, an Italian scientist,
had erected it. Twenty years be
fore the three landed on the ivory
beach, Pirani had disappeared. His
wife, long lost to civilization, had
passed from the minds of those who
had once known her. She had spent
these twenty years cruising the
South Pacific, searching island
after island for some trace of the
. Pirani tha First Flyer
To Kirwyn and Shaw she told a
story which to them was at first in
credible. Pirani, she said, had been
the first to conquer the air. Long
before the Wrights perfected their
airplane, Pirani, with one of. the
most remarkable discoveries in the
history of science, had been able to
fly at will with wings with which
he equipped himself and which re
quired no motive power, as power
is commonly, und.er8.tood. Hit WHO,
she said, were made of Piranite, his
invention, which, electrically ener
gized, employed the law of atomic
activity. Once energized by power
ful batteries, Piranite contracted
and expanded of itself, and, when 1
arranged in the form of wings, its
action produced, for the first time
in history, flight exactly like that
of a bird.
On one of his flights Pirani dis-. .
appeared. Then began Mrs. Pi-.-rani's
tireless search. By virtue of
one of those strange coincidences
which happen often enough in life,
but strain creduality in the- novel ;v
or play, the solution of the mystery
came through the accident of the
simultaneous visit ot-the three to .
Blake's Case Baffled Science
And like the mystery of the dis- '
appearance of Dorcas Remalie, the
mystery of the disappearance of
Pirani can not well be further ex- '
plained until reference is made to
the third case. v
In. 1904 Charles Blake,' then irj .h
his twenties, vanished from his ac-;
customed haunts and was lost to hi
friends. In some respects his dis- ;
appearance is the strangest of the
three which now find explanation.
He made no secret of a departure
for Europe with his rich and much
traveled sister. He, too, was rich, -and
his visit abroad was for cul- '
tural iiurposes simply that. ' .;
- Ha iirob an iVnnaoainnah a VAitnif
man, far more so than the average
youth of his age, and strange ex -periences
markedly affected his :
nature and his thought. Wishing to .'
have him make an acquaintance
with the world, his sister took him
much' about, and their explorations ;
led them one night first into onei I
Paris theater and then into the .
other, where' for the first time, he '.
experienced the dubious pleasure of
two French revues, bold shows, the
appeal of which was mostly ana- ',
Acquires Strange Delusion'
A display of nudity so startledf i
him that he became afflicted nex
day with the delusion that he was
unclad, and for sixteen years that
delusion persisted, until at last, re- ,
cently, he was cured of his obsession .
by a young psycho-analyst of in
ventive mind. It is learned that
during the first few months of his
delusion, Charles Blake was held in,
a sanitarium near, Paris, but was
afterward returned to 1 America,
where, lost to his friends, he has.
been in an institution; an entirely,
harmless and exceptionally amiable
and winning victim of a strange de-,
Blake, his , mind cleared,, - has
lately enjoyed a brief period of
freedom, but is now again lost to -friends
and family, save one of the
latter, who is aware of his where
abouts. .He is again, the victim of
his delusion, and the cause of its
return is one of the most peculiar
instances of the power of suggestion
encountered by alienists in years.
There is a tragic side to his case, :
but there is also a boundlesslv
numorous siae, m wnicn is revealed
with striking effect the degree in
which important aspects of Ameri
can life have changed in the years -since
1904, when Charles Blake '
first lost track of the world and
the world of him. .1
These three mysteries, whether
marked by adventure and romances
or pathos and humor, have a direct
bearing upon each other in that they
find employment for the same pur
Now Told for First Tima
The thrilling story of the strange"
experiences of Dorcas Remalie, the
absorbing narrative of the well-'
nigh incredible feats and the dis
appearance -of Pirani, first of the
bird men, and the keenly satirical,'
mellow and humorous record of the
case of Charles Blake are now
given to the world for the first
The case of Miss Remalie is de
tailed by the gifted writer, Clarence
Budihgton Kelland under the title
of "Conflict"; the exceptional story
of the successful outcome of Lucy;
Pirani's long quest is related, under
the title of "Lost Wings," by
Beatrice Grimshaw, who knows the
South Seas as the aVerage Ameri
can knows his own front yard. And
the touching and diverting history
or ine peculiar oDsession of Charles
Blake is set down by a master of
numorous narrative, Booth Tarkmg
ton, in "Jeanette." For pure rich
ness" of satire, "Jeanette" is the
most striking story of recent years.
These three narratives and ten
others are set forth, each one by a
writer of commanding abilitv, in
the Mav issue of THE RED BOOK
MAGAZINE. At all newt Uuds.
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