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EVEK1NG LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1915;
)HNG PICTURE FILM
MAKES SUFFRAGE HIT
Itfour Girl and Mine" Regard
r rd as Convincing Argument
1 tor Cause.
.. value of tho movies as fin educative
'h ,0- wM demonstrated Inst night when
N..i .iirtraRl'tB Pi't " nl '"0 Mclorln
Ikcatre "Veur Oil I tttl Mine," a clever
kftfilE nlm caromiiy viiiucn in n way
i" rent thfl drninntle Interest from be
Kt lost Iri a maze of propaganda. The
Thence was composed partly ot suf
ffisflta and Partly or 11,e IioUso'b regit
if Miron anil It wan nra io leu irom
4 pr1use just which taction enjoycu
h nve' entertainment tho most.
iaiio Wvnttliam. In the rolo of llosnllml.
tkihspless wife whoso imflcrupulous litis.
lina U not "low l0 ,al0 "''vantage of
Iti liws of the State which enables him
m wrest from her, first nil of her money
tftd men uui uiuiu.wi., i".i;u nuj pun
..nrlnclngly anil there were many who
ttfMO Wlin ' iiii mo moral ot
til) feel inai u nnu iiiiu mm iiic vuio in
fit MginninB. niiu iuibh. nutu uceu nuio
t ope with tho brute.
i.y.it nlsht was tho first of four nl
Vofeh prominent Votes for Women Bpenk
Wi of the Stato nrn to mnko addresses,
jjfl, J. D. Thomas, president of tho re-.-ilv
organized Voninn's Suffrago Con.
.,. f Philadelphia, spoko.
1 "tbur Olrl and Mine," sho said, was
Vmore powenui argument ror tno cause
tUa anything she could sey, but, sho
that In tho West, where she crime
from, the women voted with splendid
WThe men who 'nad the brains, tho cour-
and tho force of character to build
flip the great West had also tho moral
, to blay square with thn women who
Vorked by their side. Suffraso Is now n
mailer wi ha'"!"'! " d- hwu
k Aba L. Klnateln. manager of tho thca
tre, Introduced Jier.
Woman Dies, Shielding Criminal
r etniin Till, inn 11. nl K5.15 llnrlnn
fiitreet died In tho Methodist. Hospital
(lh name of tho person who performed
!th criminal operation that caused her
Illness and death. All Hint sho said was,
'Jennie did It" Mrs. Blllman wns 28
m. By E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
Is,' Utntird Taventoke, Enoliahmnn to tha Vont,
lStml flealrlce Zturnai, an American girl.
bltanlsp n London, from steallna. line i
aVIinuJ out of her ooardlntr house nnd he fol-
WUv.1. persfslfnfl, aoalnst her tclll, in 6frl;d-
tlB tor. At a restaurant he tclli htr about
7i!M(f, I"" '' shrouds Jier own past In
t tiiilrrv. . ...
P Alttr dinner they bo to the emoanfcment,
I out Aers .Beatrice oltempt sutclds. raver-
I, salts hurries her into a chemist's shop, ana
I r H saved. W7it! resHno there, .Beatrice
f islisnra m a-Jftfif nAtiltinf tf'Olrtrttl fUtJkl)lO I OT
s dm?. Bhe grow auddenty friohtentd and
tH9Uti inos Tavtrnaiie lane ncr "-
Kit maJks her Me housekeeper, lie- explains to
Mller tnot she has not.Mnp to ear jram , m
MU d not atrracfrd iu her. When he unu
RV) icorte he find hlmsei; face to face totth the
BEi'.Mta... ...h ,vih,fl.. n.nfrM. ftrt niant be
ftre. fle U Mrs. tt'enham. Gardner, from thr
Vtllti States and she wishes to rent a house.
". 8li l.nnlnr,.- TmirMnfcfl (o tell her where
iWyeatrtce U, A terrible titnp has happened.
K(cn fleaince must Know 10 nvoiu ...
'ajr. Tavernafce refuses, and finally 1'
effrrod a tarae sum of money. Still h remains
folliu! to Beatrice, and promtics only to asB
tr if he tnav tell Mrs. Gardner.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
T&vernako sat n few hours later at his
evening; meal In the tiny sitting-room of
in apartment nouso in v-iimacu. ..o ,....
a black tie, und nlthough ho had not yet
MDlred to a dinner coat, tho details of
h's person and toilet showed signs of
a jitw attention, opposite to jui
''Tell me," she asked, aa toon as tho
mall maid-servant who brought In their
first dish had dlsanDcared. "whnt have
pu been doing all day? Havo you been
Mllng houses or surveying land or oook
kwplng, or have you been out to Marston
B&U was her customary auestlon, this,
she really took nn interest In his work.
fl havo been attending a rlcn American
tllent." he announced, "a compatriot of
'your own. I went with hor to Grantham
Home In her own motorcar. I believe
'ha thinks of tnklnz It."
p-Amerlcanl" Bcatrlco remarked. "What
.Mi her name?"
M'She called hereelf Mrs. Wenham
K,Airay lika a flash went the new-found
peace in the girl's face. Sho caught at
her breath, her fingers gripped tho table
H front of her. Onco more she was as
a had known her first pale, with great
terrified eyes shlnlnir out of n. haggard
F"Sho has been to you," Beatrice gasped,
K?? a house? You are sure?"
m-r . -..I.- ,, m .-- J. ..I
y -u, ijuiif) nuru, -luvaruuKB ucvtarcu,
Mlmly, "You recognized hert"
, asiented gravely.
"It WSS thn woman whn ntnnil In tha
tbemlat'a shop that night, signing her
Mm )n a book," he said.
" aid not npolpglzo In any way for
Els fihhpV i,A fentl ctIva.. i. Tr li,
, It deliberately. From that very
rt morning, when they had breakfasted
wtether at London Bridge, he had felt
.Wat he deserved her confidence, and In a
Jjme. H was a grievance) with him that
JJ had withheld It,
uia she recognize your
IIS." ha nrlmltlA "T mam unl tnf
to the ofllco and found her there with
S chief, i felt sura that sho recog-
"U hie from thn flrl onfl mlian iihn
ip.""! to look at Grantham House, aha
igwiea upon It that I should accompany
Mf. Whllfi TVn Tvprn In Via mntnrnur ftllA
Jft me about you. She wUhed for your
Id you give, it in hurt" thn irlrl cried
knOI I nnM 4Vin T M.... -H...lt ai
tul V " vwuu
PJt drow a Uttlo sigh of relief. Never-
. wu loottinir wnu anu
d aha SftV Vlf aha wantarl n f v V
"J3Ab Ya7l Vam tnuatnlniaai fff ITnlravnAlra
&fci.ur'1 "Sne "PoJte of soma danger of
n you knew nnthlna-. Tlnr. T ramn
?? n offered mo a hundred pounds
tV.t aow where) you were."
"n;, taugnea softly.
iSfed You rmisf finvn tnniSA hr varv
Rlfy When Shn wnntH nnvthlni. nhn
i' Very bSiily '"deed, and she will
l,er believe that every person, has not,
B. PrlCQ Lionels MDnnn aVArvlMnv in
W- W She had IL aha would huv. huv.
, the time."
,;;.. B faco t "" Tavernake re.
", soBeriy, "her offer seemed rather
,lfrd one- K bs a earnest, Jf she
really SO) snylnit. tn Jlaonv,, vmti-
abouu, aha vrUI certainly be able
- wunout my help."
Ola Dot nn mr, T1avIa iAnll.iS
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A Wfc, !. tuuiUK 4Mw.
'BiuiZ, v ueiecuve, ne Daa,
gtee snooJs her had.
l ' ira to rnpUy a private detee
eii rne Iiav you to 9t her upon
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Police Shortage Due to Councllmcn
Director Porter, of tho Department of
Public Safety, told tho members ot the
South COth Street nuslness 'Men's Asso
ciation last nlffht that four Councllmen
can bo blamed for tho Inadequate pollco
protection In Philadelphia. He named
Connelly, Seger, Costcllo and Buchholz as
tho principal obstructionists to his plans
to Incrcaso tho pollco force.
Tho Director contonded thnt statistics
show there Hhould bo ono policcmnn to
every 3CS houses In n city, whllo In somo
sections or Philadelphia, thero Is ono po
liceman for every 2100 houses. "Connelly
nnd Seger nro the erentoct iinim 1. 1 i
the country," said Director Porter, sar
castically. "I am going to her tint at tho .Milan
Court tomorrow morning nt 11 o'clock."
Beatrice leaned back In her chair.
Presently sho recommenced her dlnnor.
Sho had tho nlr of ono to whom a respite
has been granted, Tavernake, In a way,
began to resent this continued silence
of hers. Ha had certainly hoped that sho
would nt least havo gono so far as to ex
plain her anxiety to keep her where
"You must remember," ho went on,
after a short pause, "that I am In a some
what peculiar position with regnrd to
you, Beatrice. I know so little flint 1 do
not even know how to nnswer In your
Interests such questions as Mrs. Wen
ham Gardner asked me. I um not com
plaining, but ! this stata of obsoluto
A new thought seemed to come to Bea
trice. She looked nt her companion curi
ously. "Toll me," sho asked, "whnt did you
think of MrB. Wenham Gardner?"
Tavernako answered deliberately, nnd
after a moment's reflection.
"I thought her," ho said, "ono of the
most beautiful women I havo over seen
In my life. That Is r.ot saying very much,
perhaps, but to me it meant a good doal.
Sho was exceedingly gracious nnd her In
terest in you seemed quite real and even
affectionate. I do not understand why
you should wish to hide front such a
"You found her attractive?" Beatrice
"I found her very attractive Indeed,"
Tavernako admitted, without hesitation.
"She had an air with her. Sho was qulto
different from nil the women I havo over
met at tho boardlng-houso or nnywhero
else. She has a faco which reminded me
somehow of the SIndonnas you took me
to sen In the National Gallory the other
Beatrice shivered slightly. For some
reason, his remark seemed to have dis
"I am very, very Borry," sho declared.
"that Elizabeth over came to your ofllco.
I want you to promise me, Leonard, that
you will be careful whenever you are with
"Careful I" he repeated. "She Isn't
likely to be even civil to mo tomorrow
when I tell her that I have seen you and
I refuse to give her your uddress. Care
ful, Indeed! What has a poor cleric In
a house-agent's ofllco to fear from such
a personage? '
The servant had reappeared with their
(second and last course. For a few mo
ments they spoke of casual subjects.
Afterward, however, Tavernako asked a
"By the way," he said, "wo are hoping
to let Grantham House to Mrs. Wenham
Gardner, I suppose sho must be very
Beatrice looked at him. curiously.
"Why do you como to me for Informa
tion?" she demanded. "I suppose that
ehe brought you references?" '
"Wo haven't qulto got to that stage
yet," ha answered. "Somehow or other,
from her manner of talking and general
appearance, I do not think that either
Mr. Dowllng or I doubted her financial
"I should never have thought you so
credulous a person," remarked Beatrice,
with a smile.
Tavernako was genuinely disturbed.
Ills business Instincts were aroused.
"Do you really mean that this Mrs,
Wenham Gardner Is not a person of sub
stance?" he Inquired.
Beatrice shrurged her shoulders.
"She Is the wlfa of a man who had
tha reputation of being very wealthy,"
she replied, "Sho has no money of her
own, I am sure."
'She still lives with her husband, I
suppose!" Tavernake asked.
Beatrice closed her eyes.
"I know very little about her," she,
declared. "Last time I heard, he had
disappeared, gone away, or something of
"And sho has no money," Tavernako
persisted, "except what she gets from
htm? No settlement, even, or anything
of that sort!"
"Nothing at all," Beatrice answered.
"This Is very bad nows," Tavernake re.
marked, thinking gloomily of his wasted
day. "It will be a great disappointment
to Mr, Dowllng. Why, her motorcar was
magnlfloenti and sho talked as though
money were no object at all. I suppose
you ara qulto sure of what you aro say
Ins?" Beatrice shrugged her shoulders.
"I ought to know," she answered,
grimly, "for she la my sister."
Tavernake remained quit motionless
for a minute, without speech: It wa hi
way of showing surprise. When he was
aura that he had gra'pd the Import
of bar words, he spoke tVealn.
"Yoiur itrt" he Mwated. "There la
a, l&tntae, ot WW, Tou aia iarl; and
COMMUTERS CARP AT CARP;
OR, A TRUTHFUL FISH STORY
Lose Serenity as Denizens of Deep Schuylkill Get Out
of Their Element and Into Peaceful Atmos
phere of Manayunk Limited.
Borne of the passengers wcro rending
nowspapcrs, others wero steeping soundly
on n Jtnnaynnk train this morning wlioti
the peaceful environment was Jarred h
shouts of help fiom a fat man In tho
Uke n flash everybody Jumped up nnd
half a dozen mndo for tho doors.
"Calm yourselves," wnmed a ministerial
looklnjf man with splendid control.
"Helpl Help!" icpcnted the fat passen
ger. "What Is It?" came from All directions
"A fish Is bltlnrj my finger," murmured
the stout ono.
"Stop nt NorrMtown," shouted a iUo
youth of heartless tendencies.
But tho InUKh which fe'lowed this
stopped with a Jolt, for n real fish about
a yard lonff flopped nlonp tho nlsle and
flapped Its doflnnco nt tho heels and loss
of a dozen passengers. Suitcases, grips
and packages rained about It, but they
all missed by many Inches,
"It's n carp," some ono shouted, 'If It
bites you, It's poison." And tho carp
scurried under n scat Jnst'ln time to miss
the foot of n bravo rider who shattcrod
Tho fish had barely disappeared when
WAR IN NO-LICENSE CAMP
The Itov. 13. J. lloorc. of tho AntlBaloon
Lcfiguo of Pennsylvania, nnd Francis It.
Taylor, president of the no-llccnso cam
paign, today ropllod to attacks recently
mndo by C. Tyson Kratz, n Montgomery
County lawyer, who Is seeking to rccovor
J1000 ns counsol fees for services rendered
to the latter organization.
Mr. Mooro snld ho had received a num
ber of communications from tho nttorney
characterizing him ns a "liar," and that
he threw tho communications Into tho
wnsto paper basket with the Intention of
Ignoring thorn. Mr. Taylor declarod that
"Kratz's lovo of publicity was sufficient
explanation of tho way ho ha3 conducted
himself." Mr Krntz wan employed In
1114 as the legal representative of tho no
llcenso movement. This yenr, when the
light wns outlined, ho was not retained,
and brought tult for services rendered the
A TALE OF LOVE, MYSTERY
she Is fair, but there Is a likeness. That
would account," ho continued, "for her
anxiety to find you."
"If nlso accounts," Beatrice replied,
with a llttlo break of tho lips, "for my
anxiety thnt she should not Unci me.
Leonard," she added, touching his hand
for a moment with hers, "I wish that I
could tell you everything, but thero nro
things behind, things so terrible, that
oven to you, my denr brother, I could not
speak of them."
Tavernako rose to his feet and lit a
cigarette a new hublt with him whllo
Beatrice busied herself with n small
coffee-making machine. He sat In an
easy chair and smoked Blowly. Ho was
t 111 wearing his rendy-mado clothes, but
his collar was of tho fashionable shape,
his tie well chosen and neatly adjusted.
He seemed somehow to have developed.
''Beatrice." ho asked, "whut am I to
tell your Bister tomorrow?"
Sho shlvored as sho set his coffee cup
down by his side.
"Tell her, If ou will, thnt I am wU
and not In want," she answered. "Tell
her, too. that I refuse to Hend my nddress.
Tell her that the ono aim of my life Is to
keep tho knowledge of my whereabouts a
secret from her."
Tavernako re'apsed Into sllenco. He was
thinking. Mysteries had no attraction
for him he loathed them. Against this
one especially he felt a distinct grudge.
Nevertheless, some Instinct forbade his
questioning tho girl
"Apart from more personal matters,
then." he nsked after some time, "you
would not advise mo to enter Into nny
business negotiations with this lady?"
"You must not think of It," Beatrice
replied, firmly. "So far ns money Is con
cerned, Elizabeth has no conscience what
ever. Thn things she wnnts In llfo eho
will have somehow, but It Is all the tlmo
at other people's expense. Soma day she
will have to pay for It."
"It Is very fortunate." ho declared.
'The commission on the letting of Grant
ham House would have bsen worth
"After nil, It Is only your firm's loss,"
(she reminded him.
"It does not appeal to me like that,"
he continued. "So long as I am manager
for Dowllng & Spenco, I fell these
things personally. However, thnt ' does
not mntter. I am afraid It is a disagree
able subject for you, and we will not
talk about It any longer."
She lit a cigarette with a little gesture
of relief. She came once morn to 1i!h side.
"Leonard' she Bald. "I know that I
am treating you badly In telling you noth
ing, but It is simply because I do not
want to descend to half truths. I should
like to tell you all or nothing. At present
I cannot tell you nil."
"Very well," ho replied, "I am qulto
content to leave It with you to do as you
"Leonard," she continued, "of course
you think ma unreasonable. I can't help
It- Thera ara things between my slater
and myself tho knowledge of which Is a
constant nlghtmaro to me. During tho
last few months of my life It has grown
to bo a perfect terror. It sent me Into
hiding at Blenheim House, It reconciled
me van to tho decision I came to that
night on tho Embankment. I had decided
that sooner than go back, sooner than
ask help from her or any one connected
with her, I would do what I tried to do
tho time when you saved my life."
Tavernake looked at her wonderlngly,
She was, Indeed, under the spell of some
deep emotion. Her memory seemed to
havo carried her back Into another world,
somewhere far away from this dingy
llttlo sitting-room which they two were
sharing together, back Into a world where
Ufa and death were matters of small
moment, whero the great passions were
unchained, and men and women moved
among the naked thlnga of Ufa. Almost
ha felt tha thrill of t. It was something
new to him. the touch of a maglo finger
upon his eyelids. Then the moment
passed and ha was himself again, mat
ter of fact, prosaic
"Let us dismiss the subject finally." he
said, "f must see your sister on business
tomorow.but it Bhall ba for the last time."
"I think," abe murmured, "that you will
He crossed the room and returned with
'T ew your tnuslo In the hall aa X cams
In," ha remarked. "Are you singing to
night!" Tha question was entirely in his ordi
nary tone. It brought her back to tha
world of averday things as nothing
elce could have done.
"Yea; isn't It luck?" pb told him.
' Three In e& week. I only heard an
"A Uty (lUMiwr- bo latpiired.
half a dozen other carp tangoed down
tho nlslo after lilln. They fell from a
box In ono of tho rnckn and Jumped on
seats, laps nnJ shoulders without nn ln
troductlon. Women screamed and es
corts looked simple. Who knows how to
tight a fish?
Tho ministerial man tried to swat one
with n. suitcase. His Intent was Rood,
nut his nlm was bad, nnd, Instead of
sriuoshlnrf the carp, ho struck a follow
pasonger, who "kissed tho floor" and
broke his glasses,
Nows of tho fish's escapade reached
tho hrnkeman nnd conductor, nnd they
Joined tho carp hunt without much sue
cess. Sorgennt Whalcn and Policeman
Scholes, who wero In nnother car, has
tcned to tho scone, and, with tho aid of
canes borrow from the passengers, man
ngod to corral the enrp In ono corner. Tho
fish put up a gamo light and tried all
kinds of sldo flaps nnd uppercuts beforo
they surrendered. They wero finally con
quored nnd packed In tho box from which
they had escaped.
Then tho policemen confessed that they
caught tho flsh In tho Schuylkill and wero
tnklng them home. They didn't notice
thnt thero was a hole In one corner ot
New York Air Drake Company, rcciilnr quar
terly Hi r'r cenl., payaulo March 20 to alock
of rtcord March If.
niectrlc Storagn Battery Company, regular
quarterly 1 per cent, on common and profarred,
payable April 1 an reslatcred March 22.
Tho American Uxprcaa Company, regular
quarterly II a iliaro, p.ij.1ble April 1 to atock
of record March 1.1.
Galena Signal Oil Company, quarterly 2 per
cent, on preferred and 3 per cent, on common,
Fn)alln March (11 to stock ot record Feb
National Lead Company regular quarterly
5; or 1 per cent., on common.
National Lend Company regular quarterly
i or 1 per cent., payahlo March 31. Hooka
CJOB6 March 12, reopen March IS.
Union Tank I-ln Company fi.Kt. payable,
3Inrch 23 to stock of record March 4.
Ilrooktyn Union Qns Company regular quar
terly Hi per rent , payable April X to stock
of record Mnrch 17.
American fncumatlo ficrvlco Company aaml
nnnual .1J4 per cont. on flrat pnjterrcd. payable
March 31 to stock of record March 10; semi
annual Pi per cent, on second preferred.
I-aclerto Gai Company regular quarterly 11
per cent, on common, pay&blo March 13.
"Something of the sort," she rcpllod.
"I am to be at tho Whitehall Booms nt
10 o'clock. If you aro tired, Leonard,
plenso let me go alone. I really do not
mind. I can get a bus to tho door, thero
and back again."
"I am not tired," ho declared. "To tell
you the truth, I ecarcely know what It
Is to bo tiled. I shall go with you, of
Sho looked at him with a momentary
admiration of his powerful frame, his
strong, forceful face.
"It seems too bad," sue romarked,
"after n long day's work to drag you
"I really llko to come," ho npaured her.
"Besides." ho added, after a moment's
pnuso, "I like to hear you sing."
"I wonder If you mean that?" she
asked, looking at him curiously. "I hnvo
watched you once or twlco when 1 havo
been singing to you. Do you renlly care
"Cortalnly I do. How can you doubt
It? I do riot," he continued, slowly,
"understand music, or anything of that
sort, of course, any more than I do tho
pictures you take mo to Bee, and some
of tho books you talk about. There are
lots of things I can't get tho hang of
entirely, but they all leavo a sort of
pleasure behind. One feels It even if one
only hnlf appreciates."
She came over to his chair.
"I nm glad," sho said, a little wistfully,
"that thero Is ono thing I do which you
Ho looked at her reprovingly.
"My dear Beatrice," ho said, "I often
wish I could make you understand how
extraordinarily helpful and useful to me
you huvo been."
"Tell ma In what way?" sho begged.
"You havo given me," he assured her,
"an Insight Into many things In life which
I had found most perplexing. You see,
you havo traveled and I haven't. You
have mixed with all classes of people,
and I have gono steadily on In one
groove. You have told me many things
which I shall find very useful Indeed later
"Dear me." she laughed, "you are mak
ing me quite conceited!"
"Anyhow," he replied, "I don't want you
to look upon me, Beatrice, In any wav as
a benefactor. I am much more comfort
able here than at the boarding-house and
It Is costing no more money, especially
since you began to get those singing en
gagements. By the way, hadn't you bet
ter go and get ready r
Sho Bmothered a sigh as she turned
away and went slowly upstairs, To all
appearance, no person who ever breathed
was more ordinary than th! ' strong
featured, self-centered young man who
had put out his arm nnd snatched her
from tho maelstrom, Yet It Beemed to
her that thera was something almost un
natural about his unapproaohablllty. She
was convinced that he was entirely hon
est, not only with regard to his actual
rotations 'toward her, but with regard to
nil his purposes. Her sex did not even
seem to exist for him. The fact that ohe
was good-looking, nnd with her renewed
health dally becoming more so, seemed to
beof no account to him whatever. Tie
showed Interest In her appearance some
times, but it was Interest of an entirely
impersonal sort. He simply expressed
himself as satisfied or dissatisfied, as a
matter of taste. It cam to her at that
moment that she had never seen him
really relax. Only when he sat opposite to
that great map which hung now In tho
further Toora, and wandered about from
section to section with a pencil In one
hand and a piece of rubber in another,
did he show anything which in any way
approached enthusiasm, and even then It
was always the unmistakable enthusiasm
born of dead thlnga. Suddenly she
laughed at herself in the little mirror,
laughed softly but heartily. This was
the guardian whom fate had sant for her!
It Elizabeth had only understood!
MR. PIUTCHAnD, OF NEW YORK
Later In the evening. Beatrice and
Tavernake traveled together In a motor
omnibus from their rooms at Chelsea to
Northumberland avenue. Tavernake was
getting qulto used to the program by
now. They eat in a dimly lit waiting
room nntil tho time came for Beatrice to
sing. Every now and then, an excitable
tittle person who was tho secretary to
some Institution or other would run In
and oHr ,hm refreshment, and tell
them in what order they wero to appear.
Tonight there was no departure from, the
ordinary course Of things, except that
there wai slightly wore stir. The din
ner waa a larger one than usual It
came ta Beatrice' turn very soon after
their arrival and Tavernake squeezing
hlA way a few tits Into tha di Ding-room.
TOUT OF PHILADELPHIA
Vessels Arriving Today
6tr. rerslan, Jaokaonvlllo, oto.. panra
and merchandise. Merchants and Miners'
, Bchr, William B. Uurnham, Nw York, bal
last, A. I), cummtna & Co.
Bchr. EvU 1J. Hall. New Tork, Breakwater,
8tr. Nlka (Sured.), Schmld, llaltlmore, Scan
dlnarlan. American Line.
6tr. Indian Tranaport (Kr.), "Wilson, Llth
eir. Feliciana (ItrO, Coffin, london, Thlla
delphta, Tranaatlantle l.lne.
Str. Indian, Rogers, Bavannah and Jackson
ville, Merchants and Mlnera' Transportation
Htr. lj!tlnton, Nlckerson, Itoston, Mer
chants and Mlnera' Transportation Company.
Bchr. Mount Hope, Warren, Key West, A.
D. Camming & Co.
Steamships to Arrive
Manchester Port. .
.Irflth Jan. 13
dtavnnger Jan. 22
....Shield Jan. M
....itotteruam Jan. y.i
, I en. a
. . rb. 1 1
Hamhlelon rtanrn rnwrv
Steamships to Leave
Name. For. Dale
Indian Transport tlth Pen. 10
Manchester Stiller .... Manchester ....Feb. 20
Feliciana tendon Feb. V0
Maine London Feb. 20
Virginia Copenhagen ....Fob. 27
Waoldrk Rotterdam Fob. 71
Pomeranian .' Olaagow Feb. 27
IDLE CARS INCREASE
Following a lnpre of three months the rail
roads have resumod tho publlcttlnn of Idla
rrrlMit car Mitl.-tlcn Hereafter the ngurea
will bo publHheO monthly Instead of fort
nlghtl) Aa nr February 1. HUB, ihe net siir
plu was r.'tl.ftll, which compnrca with tlO.OMO
on November I, tha dato of the laat prevloUB
Reports ns of Fobruary t. 1ft! .1. were re
ceived from only 1MI roads operating 1.RM.1M)
cars, whllo flguros for November 1, 101 J, wero
Klion by 102 roads operating 2,203 114 cars.
Tim American Hallway Association points out
that had roporls been relved from tho samn
number of roads In February the surplus
would hive benn IncrearMMl bv approximately
nO.OOO cars As compared with November 1,
last, tha larger part of the lncrciso In tha
surplus waa due to accumulation or coal cam
In tha eastern sections of tha country. In tho
total surplus figures this decrease nn offrst
to soma degree, by n largo redaction In box
cars In Canada, duo to tho failure of two
larga Canadian roada to report their surplu.es.
Thn fortnightly ear surpliieen reported last
tall up to November 1 showed the highest
totals of any similar period since 1P07.
stood with the waiters ngalnst tho wall.
Ho looked with curious eyes upon a scene
with which ho hud no manner of sym
pathy. A hundred or so of men had dined
together In the cause of somo chnrlty.
Tho odor of their dinner, mingled with
tho moro aromatic perfumo of tho tobacco
smoke, which was already ascendlnir In
little bluo clouds from tho various tables,
hung about tho ovcr-hcated room, seem
ing, Indeed, tho fitting atmosphoro for
tho long rows of guests. The majority of
them wero In a stato of expanslvencss.
Their faces wero redder than when they
had sat down; a certain stiffness had de
parted from their shirt fronts and their
manners; their faces wero flushed, their
eyes watery. Thero wcro a few excep
tions paler-faced men who sat there with
tho nlr of endeavoring to bring thtm
Belves Into accord with surroundings In
which they hnd no real concern. Two of
these looked up with Interest at tho first
note of Beatrice's song. Tho one was
sitting within n. few places of tho chair
man, nnd ho wnn too far away for his
little start to be noticed by cither Taver
nako or Bcatrlco. Tho nearer ono, how
ever, Tavernake happened to bo watch
ing, and he saw tho change In his ex
pression. The man wns, in hl way,
ugly. His face was certainly not u good
one, nlthough he did not appear to sharo
the Immediato weaknesses of his neigh
bor's. To every nntn of the hoiiit ho
listened Intently. When It was over, he
roso and came toward Tavernako.
"I beg your pardon," ho said, "but
did I not seo you come In with tho
young lady who has Just been singing?"
"You may have," Tavernake answered.
"I certainly did como with her."
"May I nsk If you are related to her?"
Tavernako had got ovor his hesitation In
replying to such questions, by now. Ho
"I am her brother," he declared.
The man produced a card.
"Please "introduce me to her," he beg
"Why should I?" Tavernake asked. "I
have no reason to suppose that sho de
sires to know you."
Tho man stared at him for a moment,
and then laughed.
"Well," he said, "you had better Bhow
your sister my card. Sho Is, I presume.,
n professional, as she Is singing here.
My (lestro to make her acquaintance Is
purely actuated by business motives."
Tavernake moved nway toward the
waiting-room. Tho man, who according
to his card was Mr. Sidney Grler, would
have followed him In, but Tavernako
"If you will wait here," ho suggested,
"I will see whether my sister desires to
Once moro Mr. Sidney Grler Jookrd sur
prised, but after a second glance at
tavernake he accepted his suggestion
and remained outside. Tavernake took
the card to Beatrice.
"Beatrice," he announced, "there) Is a
man outside who has heard you sing
and who wants to ba Introduced,"
She took the card and her eyes opened
"Do you know who he Is?" Tavernake
"Of course," Bhe answered. "He Is a
great producer of musical comedies. Let
She stood wth the card In her hand.
Some ono else was singing now an ordi
nary modern ballad of love and roses,
rapture and despair. They heard the
rising and falling ot tho woman's voice;
the clatter of the dinner had ceased.
Beatrice stood still thinking, her Angers
clinching the card of Mr, Sidney Grler.
"You must bring him In," she said to
Tavernake went outside.
"My sister will Bee you," he remarked,
with the air of one who brings good news,
Mr. Sidney Grler grunted. He was not
used to being kept waiting, even for a
second. Tavernake ushered him Into the
etlring room, and the other two mu
sicians who were there staled at htm as
at a god.
'This Is the gentleman whose card you
have, Beatrice." Tavernake announced.
"JJr. Sidney Qrfer Miss Tavernake'"
The man smiled.
"Your brother seems to be suspicious
of me." he declared. "I found It quite
difficult to persuade him that you might
find It Interesting to talk to me for a
"He does not qulto understand." Bea
trice answered. "He has sot muih ex
perience of tnutieal affairs or the stage
and your name would not have any sig
nificance for him "
Tavernake went outside and listened
Idly to the song which was proceeding
It was a class of rnuslo wbhgi atu-ei) he
prcianrsd, to the stranger and mote, taunt
GRACEFUL POSING ESSENTIAL
IN PAVL0WANA FINALE
This arUclo is the twelfth of rt scrtca on Anna PavXowa,' Ntw Social
Dancca and How to rcrorm Them, which U appearing on Tuesdays nnrt
Thursdays cxoIumIviIu In thts newspaper. These articles have been written
hy Mile. J'avlowa, who, as premiere ballerina astoluta of the Petragrad Jrrt
pcrlal Opera, Is everywhere recognized a not only the greatest living dancer,
but tho greatest living authority on the art of the dance.
This article describes the latter half ot
tha flttb nnd final figure In the Pav.
lowana. In the beginning ot tha fifth
tlguro tho dnncers maneuver Into uttl
tudca which lenvo Uicm facing ench
other, each to tho right of the other. Tho
lady's right nrm extends under tho right
of her cnvnller and her hand Is clasped
by tho left ot her partner us It reaches
across his buck. Tho cavalier also has
his right hand Just nbovo tho waistline
of his lady nnd both dancers stand on
both feet, each with tho right advanced.
Tho dancors who assump this position
must cither havo or cultivate a facility
for graceful poising. This position Is tho
ono reached at tho conclusion of four
counts nnd leads Into a plain promennde,
from which tho first figure In tho Pav
lowana Is recommenced.
To rench the poses each dancer must
moo In n forward direction past the
partner and execute an about-face. The
counts required for tho evolution ore
four. On "one" both dnncers drop their
nrms to their sides nnd take a forward
step with tho left foet, mnko a half
clrclo turn on count "two" and on the
next tno counts take two additional
stepn nnd arrange tho bodies and nrms
in the manner lately Indicated.
The lady, whose right foot Is flat on tho
floor somo 11 Inches In advauco of her
left, which Is pointed, steps forward with
tho left foot on tho "one" count. The
step should bo a comfortably lengthy
ono. As tho ball of the foot touohos tho
floor sho ralsos tho heel of the right foot
(now behind the body), nnd on tho count
ing notes ot Beatrice's melodies. Ap
parently tho audience was of Ills opinion,
for they received it with a vociferous on
core, to which tho young lady generously
replied with a music-hall song about "A
French lady from over tha wnter." To
ward tho close of tho applause which
marked tho conclusion of this effort,
Tavernako felt himself touched lightly
upon the nrm. Ho turned round. By his
side wns stnndlng tho other dinner guest
who had shown somo Interest In Beatrice.
Ho was a man apparently of about 10
yenr of age. tnll and broad-shouldered,
with black mustache, nnd dark, piercing
eyes. Unlike most of the guests, he woro
a short dinner-coat and black tlo, from
which, and his slight accent, Tavernake
concluded that he was probably an
"Say, you'll forgive my speaking to
you," ho said, touching Tavernake on
the arm. "Sly name In Prltchnrd. I saw
you como In with tho young lady who
was singing a few minutes ngo, and If
you won't consider It n llbeity. I'll be
very glad Indeed If you'll nnswer me ono
Tavernake stirrVned insensibly.
"It depends upon tho question," he re
"Well, It's about tho young lady, and
that's n fact." Mr. Prltchnrd admitted.
"I seo thnt her nam" upon tho Drocrammo
Is given ns Miss Tn.mnake. I was seated
at the other end of the room, but she
Beemed to me remarkobly like a young
lnrlv from tho other side of the Atlantic,
whom I am very nnxlous to meet."
"Perhaps you will kindly put your ques
tion In plain words," Tavernako said.
"Why, that's easy." Mr. Prltchard de
clared. "Is Miss Tavernake renlly her
name, or nn assumed one? I expect It's
the saino over hero as In my country a
singer very often Hlngs under another
nnnio than her own. you know," ho added,
noting TavernnktVs gathering frown.
"Tho young lady In question Is my
sister, and I do not earn to dlaousa her
with strangers," Tavernako announced.
Mr. Prltchnrd nodded pleasantly.
"Why, of course, that ends tho matter "
of "two" sho executes a, complete) about'
face turn, pivoting on th balls of the
A forward step of only a tan Inches
now comes on tho count of "three," and
with the "fourth" count the final step on
tho right foot, a long one, carried suffi
ciently to tho right to bring the lady class
enough to her partnot to place In his ex
tended right hand the Angers of her left
hand, which aro behind her, and. to raise
her right Rrm so that her hand may b
conveniently grasped by tho upraised
left hand of thn cavalier at a pslnt Just
behind his head.
Tho nttltudo of the lady finds her stand.
Ig on the flat of her advanced right
foot, the left somewhat behind with th
too pointed: nnd the body Is swiin7
enough to the loft to admit of tho manip
ulation of the nrms In the manner in
scribed. Tho cavntl-. like his lady, begins the
concluding part of the final figure by a
forward step on tho left foot of the same
length n hers! executes an abbut-face
turn on tho "two" and takes the two con.
eluding steps on counts "three" and
"four," arranging his arms and hands
ns has been explained, and also turning
his body slightly to the left.
From this position tho dancers may
now progress Into a position (which tho
lady assumes by making a quarter-turn
to her left) wherein the cavalier, standing
behind his lady and holding her hands,
moves forward on threo steps with hefi
and swinging over to his left on tho
fourth step preparatory to starting th
Pavlowana alt ovor again.
ho remarked. "Sorry to havo troubled
Ho strolled olt back to his Beat and
Tavernake returned thoughtfully to tho
dressing-room. He found Beatrice alone
and waiting for him.
"Vou've got rid of that fellow, then?"
"Yes; he didn't stay very long," she re
plied. "Who was he?" Tavernake asked, curi
ously. "From a musical comedy point of view,"
she said, "he was tho moat Important
person In London. He is the emperor
of stageland. Ho can make tho fortune
of any girl In London who Is reasonably
good-looking and who can sing and dance
ever so little."
"What did ho want with you?" Taver
nako demanded, suspiciously
'He nsked rrie whether I would like to
go upon the stage. What do you think
about it. Leonard?"
Tavernako, for some reason or other,
"Would you earn much more money
than by singing at these dinners!" he
"Very, very much more," she assured
"And you would llko the life!"
She laughed softly.
"Why not? It Isn't so bad. I was on
the stage in New York fpr some time
undor much worso conditions."
He remained silent for a few minutes.
They had made their way Into the street
now nnd wero waiting for an omnibus.
"What did you tell him?" ho, asked,
Sho was looking down toward the Em
bankment, her eyes filled once more with
the things which he could hot under
stand. "I have told him nothing yet." she mur.
"You would like to accept?"
"I am not Bure," she replied. "If only
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