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EVENING LEDGER PHIL'ADMPHIA MONDAY, rAFBTD 26, ffOTO:
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
The Photoplay editor of the Evenlna
Ledger Will be pleated to answer ques
tion! relating to his department.
Questions relating to family affairs of
actors and actresses ars barred abso
lutely. Queries will not be answered by
letter. All letters must be addressed
to Photoplay Editor, Evening Ledger.
- Educational "Movies"
"llltustrailone Clnomatograftca," a
semi-monthly periodical of the motion
picture trade, published In Milan, repro
duces In a recent number an. article by
C. A. Mor, entitled "The School of the
Klnematograph and the Klnomatogrnph
In the School." It la a plain but thorough
and convincing. argument for mo proving-
room Irt the school. In a brief philo
sophical consideration, based upon the
principle that "the senses nre the only
channels through which the Intellect can
be reached, a principle of didactics, vhlcli
draws, or ought to draw, the line of con
duct In our educatlonnl svstcm." Mr Mor
showa the Importance of the objective
lesson, where, through the observation ot
the material thing, "the pupil's curiosity
Is fostered, his attention stimulated, his
mental energy Intcnslfied-where the do
slgncd rcsult-lho development of the
mind Is Insured."
Heretofore tho objective lesson was not
practicable when the teacher had to ac
quaint tho pupil with phenomena which
nature does not display within the Im
mediate lclnlty. Country life and agrt
cultural subjects could not bo brought
to tho city school. Urban conditions and
activities, In their most vital aspects and
multiple pluses lay beyond the sphero of
the country school. Arctic regions and
tropical climes could not bo exhibited In
the temperate zone It Is truo pictures,
prints, charts, magic lantern slides Il
lustrate In tho schools subjects taken
from ethnography, geography, history. In
dustry, navigation nnd almost any other
noteworthy topic, but bucIi Illustrations
must needs be fragmentary and Isolated
Incidents, deprived of all tho realism nnd
vitality of tho natural phenomena and or
tho logical succession of details, tho his
torical connection of the vnrlous phases
throughtour the normal development of
tho Hchcme. Action, life, truth, that Is
tho purport of the klnematograph, that
Is Its powerful contribution to Instruction
Tho author shown the Influential aid
which tho motion picture Is called upon
to give to tho better understanding and
greater appreciation of the ethical quail-
relay -. that must adorn man In his relation
bo heldlmsclf, his family, his country nnd
-inlty In general. As he points out
races, fialuabjp assistance In the teaching of
dash fticcs. ho reminds tho reader of tho
they that In this country the klnemato-
on theflh has glen "the first splendid evl-
co of Its helpfulness In the lnstruc-
. of biology, medicine and radl-
Inally, ho Insists upon the benefits to
"derived from the motion picture In tho
that (chlng of composition, that most po-
loolc't factor In tho development of men-
i j.. energy. The essenco of tho nrt
J ies not consist In mere grammatical and
' orthographic correctness, but mainly In
the analysis of tho facts, in the practice
of discernment nnd discrimination; It lies
beyond scrllo Imitation and tho ruts of
the beaten track.
"Today It Is the free theme, analyzed
In Its parts, unfolded In every particu
lar through the efforts of the pupil. Ju
diciously guided by the teacher. And who
does not Bee what an Incalculable aid tho
motion picture offers to this most Im
portant exercise of mental education?"
Mr. Mtr's conclusion Is pitched to 'he
more senl'trcntal diapason of his nallv
country, but his enthusiasm becomes con
tagious when he declares that "educators
strive wtb promising" emulation to miko
of the Ivlnemntograph a 'working pro
gram,' an Instrument of cjlture and pop
ular educalton; an art which may at noma
time open new horizons to the cavrer
minds of oui students, 'it- the source of
now sentlmtnts, of a ne-v and exalted
Ideality of civilization nling the ever
ascending mad of human tolldarlt: :i.i
art that Is a school of comfort, of relief,
o! encouragement in the aspiration of .
better Intellectual and hunane life, an
nrt that Is a school of politeness and mo
bility, of futh and of bih,ii!"
Prophesies of great future achieve
ments have been prevalent since the be
ginning of man. In the olden times, they
were told In the market places and passed
from mouth to mouth, from generation
to generation. Later, when these prophe
sies began to bo fulfilled, the printing
press, followed by the harnessing of
lightning, aided the wise men of the cen
turies In proclaiming their visions of
great Inventions and Improvements on the
printed page of the dally newspaper or
Gouverneur Morris has embodied In his
wonderful story, "The Goddess," which
the Vltagraph Company Is preparing for
tho screen In serial form, visions of
maivelous Inventions and discoveries that
will revolutionize existing conditions, and
a glance Into the future, fifty, a hundred,
even a thousand years hence.
It Is S'The Goddess" in tho person of
Anita Stewart, who directs and controls
every living thing on earth and com
mands and encompasses the great
achievements that flash on the screen
from the visions of Mr. Morris' brain.
Ralph AV. Ir.ce has been working on "Tho
Goddess" for the last two months, and
every possible Item that will facilitate
the production or embellish this master
piece has been used In Its filming. Bo
sides Miss Stewart. Earl" 'Williams and
Paul Scardon are the most prominent of
a powerful cast. "The Goddess" Is
scheduled for Its Initial showing on Mon
day, Slay 11, when the first two parts wl'l
be ri-leabed as one episode.
Bellna Tubbs, who has made a study
movie actors by their first names. Her
mother continues to do the family
It's as easy for a camel to pass
through the eye of a needle as It Is for
the trap drummer to ring In the tele
phone bell effect at the proper time.
While young Henry Fulton was study
ing his correspondence course In the art
of motion picture acting yesterday, his
mother fell down the cellar stairs with
a bucket of coat.
The way was lone, the night was cold.
The mlnaterel was Infirm and old.
"I guess I'll stop, the going's slow .
The minstrel entered a picture show!
Mary Alden Finds Old Patient
Mary Alden was an apprentice nurse in
a New York hospital before she went Jnto
moving picture work, and her cheerful
personality brought sunlight Into the lives
of many a desperately 111 patient. Recent
ly she was studying at first hand police
and hospital work in Van Angeles in or
' der to set Just the right atmosphere for
the newspaper plays she appears in.
When a hurry call came In one after
lion for the ambulance she was allowed
to go along and sat on the seat with the
driver A man had been struck by an .am
bulance, and all tha v. ay back Uu Alden
bathed tha unconscious patlenTs head.
When they reache'4 the hospital and the
roan caroe to the surgeow said, reassuring.
ly. "You'll get wU objagatn,"
Of course 1 wtiL Jfsrri my old nurse,"
the patient answered; smiling up at Miss
Ths actress shook her head. "Some
mhtttke. I think," she said.
"No mistake at all," the other insisted.
fWbsn I left the hospltAl in New York
J gay you that pit you have oa"
Wsw, in yeu, dW." the Mutual star x
cii&ai "S ,cil ? ww."
at Gt st
AMtiw Ma of ta Ifiitt Btft
ARTHUR V. JOHNSON
Lubin director and film star.
answered tho call of tho motion picture
when Katherlno La Salle, ho has ap
peared In some or Dip foremost Ilroad
way productions, wns engaged by Ka
lcm. Although still In her early twenties.
Miss La Salle has had a long profes
sional career. Her most notable tri
umphs were scored when she appeared
opposite Edmund Hrcese. In "The Master
Mind;" In "Tho Yellow Ticket." In which
sho succeeded Florence Heed In the lead
ing rolo, nnd moro recently, opposite
John Mason. In "131s Jim Garrlty."
Guy Coombs plays tho leading male rolo
opposlto Miss La Salle. It Is Interesting to
note that Immediately upon completing1
her engagement with Kalem, Miss La
Salle wns given tho leading rolo oppo
slto John Barrymore In "Kick In," now
at the Now York Manhattan Opera
ADnLrill 'Tei: o' My Heart." with on ex
cellent cast. Hartley Manners' popular nmt
nmuslng comedy of th" Impetuous iuiik Irish
girl and what she does to u sedate I.nnUali
family FIrat-rate araiiicmnt Ml"'
AMERICAN Herman repertory from the Irv
ing Place Theatre, New York, with Uudolph
Christians as director All performances ex
cept Friday evening and Saturday afternoon
a musical comedy of the groat war, "Immer
Feste DrufT." Trlday evening, 'Tlachsmnnn
nls Erzleher" 8 15
Saturday matinee, "Die Spanlscha FlleRe.'
BROAD "She's In Aitaln." nn American ver
sion, via England, of ' Ma Tante llonlleur,
a French farce by Paul Oavault. Th usual
compilations, made morn amusing In tho
last act than In tha others 8 15
KORRKHT Tho f-an Carlo Opera Company In
a week of grand opera, nfter tho standards
displayed in Its engagement at the darrick.
For tho repertory and cents see music de
partment H 00
GARRICK "The I.lttln Cafe." with John K.
Vouns. A return engagement of tho musical
play by Ivan Cnryll and C. XI. S Mcl.eiUn
nbout tho waiter who was a man about town
after la S 15
LYRIC "The Blue Hlrd," Maeterlinck's fairy
tale nllegor, back for one moro visit In
Philadelphia. Tho piece remains nn enter
tainment Quite as pleasant for grown-up as
for children. Opening tonight 8 13
WALNUT "The Shepherd of tho Hills." A
second visit from tho dramatization of Har
old Dell Wright's novel. Opening to
KEITH'S Nora Ilayes. Beatrice Herford,
James and Hnnnle Thornton. Harry Fern
nnd company In "Veterans" Bert Errol. fe
male, Impersonator. Kajivama, ambidextrous
Jap, Nonette. violinist: tho Luneti Sisters,
tho Robert Do Mont Trio and news movies.
NIXON'S GRAND Bobby Heath. In a new
"1015 Song Revue". Oeorge Brown, cham
pion walker; Porter J. White. In "The Visit
or", Leon's Models ilo I.uxo. Charles Gordon
and Charles White, In "In tho Marital
Coach"; Miller and I,yle and movies.
WILLIAM TENN The Snow Ski Girls, In
"In Old Tyrol"; Harlan E. Knight and Co.,
In "Tho Chalk Line". Harry Lester Mason,
In "The German Janitor" Graila Nerdlnl.
Italian pianist: Baldwin Bravton and Carter.
Jack McGowan and Kmlly Gordon, In "Two
In One," and Charles Chaplin, In "Tha
CROSS KEYS (first half of week)-"The Gar
den of Mirth." Clark and McCullough. Harry
Bulger, Alt Rlpon, Scotch ventrlloqulit. and
tha Nlchol Brothers, on tho roller skates.
CASINO Tho Auto Girls- Slmonds and Lake's
company. In "In n Mllllonnalre's Jail." with
GAYETY Tho Craekerjacks. with Sam Green
and Charley Brown. In a musical offering.
DUM0NT"8 Dumont'a Minstrels, In "Burnem
and Bailey's Great Circus," and a new bur
leaque, "Uood Servants Supplied,"
CHESTNUT BTItEET OPERA IIOUSE-At tho
Chestnut Street Opera House, beginning this
afternoon. Mrs. Leslie Carter will be seen In
a spectacular film production of "The Heart
of Maryland." by David Belasco, "The, Heart
of Maryland." which serves to Introduce the
actress as a screen star, also etrved as her
initial starring vehicle on tha stage a num
ber of years ago. Four performances dally
will be given, at 1 and B In tha afternoons
and at T and 0 In the evenings.
PARK THEATRE Monday. "A Man's Pre
rogative," Mutual Master Picture, Charles
Chaplin In "His Trystlng Places", Tuesday,
first time. In Philadelphia, "Halambo"; won
derful scenery, gorgeous costumes and a
superb cast of principals; Wednesday, "A
Man anil His Mais", Thursday, "Exploits of
Elaine," No. 18; "The Vengeance of Wu
Fang,'1 Charles Chaplin In 'Tho Jitney
Elopement" ; Friday. "Tha Commuters",
Saturday, "Allca In Wonderland."
JEFFER80N Monday, "Unto tha Darkness";
Tuesday, "Damon and PythlaB", Wednesday,
Irtw DockaUder In "Dan", Thursday. Julius
Steger In "Tho Fifth Commandment1'; Fri
day, comedy day. "Dropplngton's Family
Tree)." Charles Chaplin In "The Fatal
Mallet"; Saturday. "J'.'O.OOO.OOO Mystery,"
Charles Chaplin In "The Champion."
LEADER Monday snd Tuesday, Wallace Ed
dinger In "A Gentleman of Leisure", Wed
nesday, "Tho Girl of the Golden West";
Thursday. Valll Valll In "Tha High Road";
Friday and Saturday, Paramount, the great
railroad drama, "Rul O,"
EMPRESS Monday. Tom Terrlss In "The
Mystery of Edwin Drood." Charles Chaplin
In "In tha Park", Tuesday. "From the Val
ley of the Missing," Charles Chaplin In
"Love Pangs". Wednesday, Beatrls Michel
ena In "Mrs Wlggs of the Cabbage, Patch."
Charles Chaplin In "Ills Musical Career":
Thursday, "Wn Broadway Waa a Trail."
featuring Barbara Tennant; Charles Chaplin
in Getting Acquainted", Friday, C'arlyle
Blackwell in "The Key to Yesterday."
Charles Chaplin In "The Face on tho Bar
room Floor"; Saturday, "Across the Pacific."
nve-act Blaney produotlon; Charles Chaplin
in "The Face on the Barroom Floor,"
IRIS Monday, "Black Bos." No. 6, "The
Criminal Code." "Law of the Open"; Tues.
day. "Elaine." No. 11. Belle Ritchie In
Under the Table." "Bitter Sweet," "Ufe'a
Borrow"; Wednesday. 'Trubadore," Robert
Bdson In "On ths Night Stage."
Wood la ad Avenue Business Men's Associa
tion, election of officers. Odd Fellows' Hull.
Woodland avenue and 71st street; 8 o'clock.
btrawbrtdge tc Clothier concert. Metropolitan
Oper House. Broad and Poplar streets; 8
Plays by pupils of the National School of
Elocution. Pirkway Building: 8 o'clock
Alllaace Francslse. Acorn Club, 1818 Walnut
street. V o'clock
Prebyterlao Social Union, Bellcvue-Strst-(ord.
Home and bhool Association, Norwood. Pa.;
8.14 o clock
Peace meetinsr, PhUomuslan Club, 3841 Wal
nut street 8 o cloek. Free.
Carnival. P O. 8 of A., Franiford and L
blsa avimuti, 8 o clock
fteciud and dance for West Philadelphia,
UetnaoBatbic Hospital, Rlts-Carltoo, 8 o'clock.
jUn Pilgrims Fathers' Day cxsreUas,
Ka.in jsraw turoazofua,
urea f mrmm a
p Hlrsih Commutes, Mercantile
its R. Jds jpUcelJ, tUzUf
By LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE, Author of "The Lone Wolf," "The Brans Bowl," Etc.
CopyrisM, 10H, by t.ovits Joseph Vance,
Pally Manvers, 27 years old, out of work
snd desperate. Is locked out on the root
of her house, In New York. Driven to seek
shelter by a stotm she tries thi trap-door
of other houses and finally enters th" house,
of n. rich family No nn Is nt home and
Pally, fnsrlnateit by beautiful clothes,
changes hr own for them As she Is leav
ing she sees a man trying in open a safe.
As h works and as she watches, the man
Is suddenly attacked !v nnother burglar.
The two men grapple and the first Is likely
to he overwhelmed when Rally breaks In,
ee7es a revolver which has been drorped
In the sniffle, and covers the men. The
one In blue rerge, the first burglar, as
sumes that she Is helping him, nnd they
drive out the other. Then Bally flees from
But n covert glnnco aside brought
prompt reassurance; nfter nil, the gods i
were not unkind, the policeman wns Just
then busv on tho far sldo of tho avenue,
hertorlng humility Into the heart of nn
unhnppv tnxlcab operator who had, pre
sumnblv, violated some minor municipal
Inconsistently enough so strong Is tho
hnhlt of a law-abiding mind tho sight of
that broad, belted, sclf-BUlTlclent back,
sv mholle of the power and sanity of tho
law, nffectcd Sally with n mad Impulse
to turn, hnll tho officer, and Inform him
of tho conditions she hnd Just quitted.
And she nrtunlly swerved nslde, ns If to
cross the avenue, before she realized how
difficult It would be to Invoke tho law
without Implicating herself most damn
Ingl.v. Hecognltlon of that truth was llko re
ceiving a dash of Ice wnter In her fnco:
she gasped, cringed nnd scurried on up
Park avenue im If hoping to outdlstnnco
thought. A forlorn hope, thnt. refreshed
from Its long rest (for since tho storm
she hnd Ix-cn little bettor thnn the puppet
of emotions, appetites nnd Inarticulate
Impulses), her mind had resumed Its
Inexornbly It analvzed her plight nnd
proved thnt what she had conceived In nn
hour of discontent nnd executed nn tho
spur of nn envious Instnnt could never
more bo undone. Whnt hnd been planned
to bo mero temporary appropriation of nn
outfit of clothing "to bo returned In
good order, reatonnhle wear nnd tenr ex
cepted" wns one thing, .nfo-brouklnK,
with tho thoft of heaven only knew whnt
trcnBUro, wns qulto another. As to that,
hnd &he not been guilty of nctlvo com
plicity In the grcnter crime? How could
she bo sure (come to think of HI thnt tho
stout man hnd not been the lawful enre
tnkor rnther thnn n rival housebreaker?
She hnd Indeed begun to bo adventuress
with a vengeance!
Tho pollco wero bound to learn of tho
nffnlr all too soon; her pnrt In It wns on
certain to become known; too late sho wns
reminded thnt tho nnme "Manvers" In
delibly Idcntllled every garment aban
doned In tho bathroom! Heforo morn
ing certainly, before midnight probably,
Snrnli Mnnvcrs would he the quarry of a
clamorous hue nnd cry.
Appnlled, she hurried on nlmlcssly, now
nnd ngnln breaking Into despernto llttlo
jog trots, with ninny a furtive glanco
Dut tho cltv of thnt night woro a. vlsnge
now nnd strnnge to her, nnd terrifying.
Tho veiv quietness of thoso few resi
dential blocks, mnrooncd amid cver-rlslng
tides of trade, hnd nn ominous accent.
All the houses seemed to havo drawn
together, check bv Jowl, In secret con
ference on her case, sloughing their dis
dainful daytlmo pose nnd following her
fugitive, guilty figure with open amuse
ment and contempt. Some (sho thought)
leered hideously at her, others scowled,
others again assumed a scornful caBt; ono
and all pretended to a hideous Intelli
gence, ns though they knew nnd, If they
would, could say what nnd why 8ho,,flcd.
It wns as If tho storm hnd been a
supernatural visitation upon the city, rob
bing it of every Intimate, homely aspect,
leaving It Inhumanly distorted In an ob
session of nbomlnablo enchantment.
With the start of ono suddenly deliv
ered from dream-haunted sleep, she
found herself arrived at 42d street, nnd
safe; none pursued her, nothing In her
manner proclaimed tho new-fledged male
factor: sho need only observe ordlnnry
circumspection to escape notice alto
gether. And for several moments she
remained nt a complete standstill there
on the corner, blocking the fairway of
foot traffic and blindly surveying the
splendid facade of Grand Central Station,
spellbound In wonder at tho amazing dis
covery that Provldenco did not always
visit incontinent retribution -upon tho
heads of sinners since It appeared that
she who had sinned was to escape scot
free! With this she waa consclouB of a flood
ing spirit of exultant Impenitence; the
deadly monotony of her days was done
with once and for all. It mattered little
that since It wero suicidal to return to
the studio, tho first placo tho pollco would
search for her sho was homeless, frlend
lesB, penniless; it mattered little that sho
was hungry (now that she remembered
It) and had not even a change of clothing
for the morrow; these things would some
how bo arranged whether by luck or by
virtue of her wit they must!
All that really mattered was that tha
commonplace was banished from her
ways, that she was alive, foot-loose and
fanoy-free, finally and definitely com
mitted to the career of an adventuress!
Paradoxically, she waB appalled by con
templation of her amazing callousness;
outlawed, declassee, she was Indifferent
to her degradation, and allvo only to tha
joy of freedom from the bondage of any
certain social status.
Now, as she lingered on the corner,
people were passing her continually on
their way over to the terminal; and one
of these presently caught her attention
a man who, carrying a email oxford
handbag, came up hastily from behind,
started, to cross the street, drew back
barely in time to escapo annihilation at
the wheels of a flying squadron of taxi
cabs, and so for a moment waited, in Im
patient preoccupation with his own con
cerns, only a foot or two In advance,
but wholly heedless of the girl.
Bally caught her breath sharply, and
her wits seemed to knit together with a
eort oX mental click; the man waa Blue
Berge. Identified unmistakably to her
eyes by the poise of his blue-clad person
the same Blue Serge who owed his life
to Sally Manvers!
In another instant tho way cleared and
the man moved Bmartly on again, -with
every indication of one spurred on by an
urgent errand but went no more alone.
Now a pertinacious shadow dogged htm
to the farther sidewalk, Into the yawning
vestibule of the railway station, on (at a
trot) through Its stupendous lobbies, even
to the platform gates that were rudely
slammed In his face by Implacable destiny
In the guise and livery of a gateman,
At this, pausing a little to one side,
Bally watched Blue Serge accost the gats
man, argue, protest, exhibit tickets, and
finally endeavor to bribe a way past the
barrier. But the train was already pulling
out. With a shake of hlB stubborn head
the uniformed guardian moved on, and
ruminating on a power of pent profanity,
Blue Serge turned and strode back Into
the waiting room, passing bo near to
Bally that their elbows almost touched
without his rousing to the least recogni
tion of her existence.
But that In Itself was nothing to dis
may or to check the girl in her purpose,
and when Blue Serge a minute later ad
dressed himself to the Pullman bureau she
was still his shadow an all but open
eavesdropper upon his communications
wl(h the authority of the brass-barred
Sl'ro Just missed th 1110 for Boston,"
rhe heard him explain as he displayed
M'tgau oa the marble ledge, "and, of
jia out my sena weervauon.
Can you . give me a lower on the mid
night express?" '
"No," Authority averred with becoming
"An upper, then?"
"Nothing left on the midnight"
"Not even o, stateroom?"
"I told you nothing doing."
"Well, then, perhnpn you can fix me
up for tho Owl train?"
"Walt a minute."
A pause ensued while Authority con
sulted hla records; not a long pause, but
ono long enough to permit a wild, mad
Inspiration to flash like lightning athwart
tho clouded horizon of Sally's) doubt and
perplexity. Surely It wero etrnngely In
consistent with her rolo of adventuress
to permit this mnn to escape, now that
destiny hnd delivered him into her un
"Owl train? Do luxe room or or
dinary stateroom nil t got left,"
"Good enough. I'll take "
If Hluo Sorgo failed promptly to noml
nnto his choice, It wan only becauso Miss
Mnnvcrs choso that Juncture to furnish
him and Incidentally herself, when she
hnd time to think things over with whnt
wns unqucstlonnbly for both of thorn tho
most staggering surprise of that most sur
Peremptorily plucking a bluo Berge
sleeve with tho brazenest Impudence
Imnglnnblc, sho advised her victim:
"Take both, If you plenso!"
Had sho schemed deliberately to etrlko
him dumb In consternation, her success
must have afforded Sally lntenso satisfac
tion. Since sho hadn't, her porsonal con
sternation wns momentarily so overpow
ering ns to numb her senso of npprcola
tlon. So thnt for the period of a long
minuto neither of them moved nor spoke,
but romalnod each with a blank counto
nanco reflecting a witless mind, hypno
tised by tho stupefaction of tho other.
Then, perhnpn a shudo tho quicker to
recover, Snlly fancied that her victim's
Jaw had slackened a bit and his color
fnded perceptibly; and with thin encour
ngement she became herself again, col
lected, aggressive, confronting him un
dismayed, before recognition dawned
upon Bluo Serge, nnd, with It, somo
umused npprcclntlon of her effrontery,
liven so, his first essay nt response was
nothing moro formldnblo thnn a stam
mered "I bog your pardon?"
Sho explained with nbsoluto composure:
"I snld, tnko both rooms, ptcase. I'm
going to Boston, too."
"Oh I" he replied atupldly.
Sho nodded with determination and
glnnced slgnlflcnntly nsldo, with a little
toss of her head, toward tho middle of
"There's a central office man over
there," sho observed obliquely, dissem
bling considerable uncertainty ns to what
n central offlco man really wns, nnd
"If you go to Boston, I go," sho per
His countennnco darkened transiently
with distrust or temper. Then of a sud
den tho mnn wns shnkon by a spasm of
somo strange sort tho corners of his
mouth twitched, his eyes twinkled, ho
lifted a quizzical eyebrow, his lips
Hut whntevor retort he mny have ron
templnted wns checked by tho nccents of
Authority nnd tho tapping of an Impera
tive pencil on tho window ledge.
"Say, I'm busy Which are you going
to tako now, do Iuno room or "
"Both!" With the dexterity of a stage
conjurer Bluo Sorgo whipped a hill from
his pocket nnd thrust It beneath tho
wicket, not for an Instant detaching his
gnzo from Pally. "And quick." said ho;
"I'm In a hurry!"
Grunting resentfully. Authority pro
ceeded to Issuo the reservations, thus af
fording Sally, constrained to return with
out a tremor tho steadfast regard of her
burglar, tlmo to appreciate tho lengths to
which bravado hnd committed her. And
though sho stood her ground without
flinching, her cheeks Iind tnken on a hue
of bright crimson beforo Bluo Serge,
A TALE OF
A SMASHING STORY OF L0.VE AND POLITICS
By GEORGE RANDOLPH CHESTER
Author of "Got Rich Quick Wallingford."
Cop right. 1014. tho Bobba-Merrll Company.
"Miss Peters," announced Mina, gloat
ing onco more over her handiwork as she
surveyed the handsome Molly and tho
"Havo her come right up," directed
Molly, brightening, and waited with an
expectant smile, which changed to a look
of concern when she saw the poorly con
cealed traces of tears In Jessie's eyes.
"What's the matter, JesBle?" she asked,
stepping hastily forward, and Jessie, for
getting, or not seeing, that painfully fluffy
wedding gown, threw herself dismally Into
"They didn't want me to cornel" she
gulped. "But I had promised you, and
Dicky said I might."
"Where Is Dicky?" asked Molly.
"Ho went on down-town on an errand.
He'll be back after me In half an hour."
"Why didn't they want you to come?"
asked Molly anxiously.
"On account of your father."
"Father!" gasped Molly. "What about
'Don't you know?" wondered Jessie, half
'Why, no. child." worried Molly. "What
Is It? Tell me," and she heard Fern
slipping quietly out of the room. Hhe
led Jessie over to the couch, and all for
getful of her shimmering satin, with its
beautifully uncreased folds, Bat down.
"It's the street-car stock," Jessie ex
plained. "Dicky Just came out to the
house with the news. There Is to be no
consolidation. The old tracks are to be
torn up three years from now, and nobody
would have the stock for a gift. And It's
"That's only some wild rumor," Molly
assured her. wondering, nevertheless, at
this new and Etrange turn of financial
gossip. "Even If It were true, though,
how Is father to blame?"
"I don't know, except that my father's
llko a maniac about it all, and forbade
me to como near this house."
Molly held her closer.
"Dleky brought me, though. He said
that he didn't think Mr. Marle was the
thief, and that if he was, you weren't;
and that it I wanted to corns I was com
ing. He's a good Dicky, Molly," and here
Jessie cried a little more Just on account
of Dicky's goodness. f
"It Isn't father's fault, it's mine." con
fessed Molly, aghast, as she began for
the first time to fully realize the hun
dreds of real sufferers In this high-handed
game which she and Sledge had played.
"Mr. Sledge wanted to marry me, and I
was engaged to Bert. He broke Bert
Then father said he had money enough
for oil of us; so Bledge tried to break
father, and I don't know how many peo
ple besides us have had to suffer for
that. It's Bledge and I, Jessie not
"Sledge Is a beast." charged Jessie
vehemently. "He is tho most cruel and
vicious man in the world. I think. Dicky
says he should be killed."
"He Isn't really so bad," declared Molly,
trying to be Just- "He's like other strong
people. He doesn't know bow badly he
hurts. He's like a football player shak
ing hands with you."
"He is a brute" shuddered Jessie, "I
stood by him In Msberly's candy store)
yesterday, and I was actually afraid
of him for fear I -would annoy blm by
being in his way, and he might turn
around via & rougo. 10 me.
Molly Uiq$4 otttf t to dv S
A GIRL'S ADVENTURES
IN SOCIAL PIRACY &
without troubling to verify them, telsed
tickets nnd change and turned squarely
"Now that's settled," he Inquired nml
ably, "what next?"
Tho better to cover her lack of n ready
answer, sho made believe to consult the
mellow orb of tho four-faced clock that
rises above the bureau of Information.
"The Owl train leaves when?" sho
asked with a finely speculative air.
"Then wo'vo got over nn hour and a
half to waltl"
"How nbout a bite of supper? Tho
station restaurant Is Just down stairs "
"Thank you," sho agreed with a eovore
Lugging his bag, lie led tho way with
tho air of ono receiving rather than con
ferring n favor.
"Curious how things fall out," he ob
sorved cheerfully, "Isn't It?"
"I mean your popping up llko ttilB Just
when I was thinking of yrfu. Coinci
dence, ou kno"
"Coincidences,"' Sally Informed him
consciously, "aro caviar only to book
critics, Thcre'a nothing moro common
In real life."
Ho suffered this Instruction with a mild
ly anguished smllo.
"That's true, I presume, If ono knows
anything nbout real life. I don't go In
for realistic novels, you nee, so can't
say. But ;,ou'ro right ono way: It Isn't
anything extraordinary, come to con
sider It, thnt you nnd I, both headed for
Boston, should run Into each other hero.
By tho wny," ho added wUth a casual
air, "speaking of coincidences, It sort of
triple-plated this ono to havo your friend
from central office hanging round eo
handy, didn't it? If he's In sight, why
not ho a Bport and tip me off?"
"I don't sco tho necessity," Sally re
turned, biting her lip, "yet."
"Not from your point of view, perhaps
from mine, yes. Forewarned Is fortu
nate, you know."
"I dare say."
"You won't put me wise?"
"Well, of courso, ono can guess why."
"Why, forgive me for calling your
bluff. It wouldn't bo safo. would It? Of
course, I'm n sure-enough bad man and
all that. But you must bo a bird of my
feather, or you wouldn't flock together
Sally opened her eyes wldo and ndoptod
a wondering drawl known to have been
of great service to Miss Lucy Spode.
"Why, whatever do you mean?"
"Good!" Blue Serge npplnuded. "Now
I know where I stnnd. That baby stnro
Is tho high elgn of our fraternity of
blackbirds. Only tho guilty ever succeed
In looking as transparently Innocent. Too
bad you didn't think of that In tlmo."
"I don't follow you," sho said truth
fully, beginning to feel that sho wasn't
figuring to great advantage In this pas
sage of repartee.
"I mean, your give-away Is calculated
to cramp your stylo; now you can't very
well cramp mine, threatening to squeal."
"Oh, can't I?"
"No. I know you won't go through
with It: not, that Is, unless you're will
ing to faco Sing Sing yourself. For
that matter, I don't sco how you'ro going
to mnke Boston nt nil tonight, after that
break, unless you go on your own. I
don't bcllevo I'm scared enough to stand
for being shaken down for your trans
portation." Ho wns gaining the whip hand much
too easily. She averted her faco to ma3lc
a growing trepidation and muttered
BUllenly, "What makes you think I'm
"Oh, como!" he chuckled. "I know
you hadn't nny lawful business In that
house, don't I?"
"How do you know It7"
"Becauso If you had I would now be
going peacefully with the klnj policeman
Instead of being a willing victim of a
very pleasant form of blackmail."
being rough to little Jessie
"Why, he'd be bo gentle to you as to
bo ridiculous," she said. "Not even Dicky
could bo moro gentle." (
Jessie straightened Immediately.
"How absurd!" she laughed. "You
don't know Dicky, Molly. Ho Isn't llko
other men. Why, when we found that
wo had lost every cent wo had In the
world, and would be In debt besides nnd
would oven lose our home, father blamed
mother for signing the mortgage, and
has been cross with her ever Blnce he
got Into difficulties, and thero Isn't a
better father thdn mine. But Dicky!
"Why, when he "West End Bank failed,
because It held too many street-railway
seourltles,' and Dloky lost tho $6000 he'ft
saved to buy us & home, do you know
what he did? He took me to the the
atre and patted my hand all through
the show, and told me how young wo
were, and how much money we were
going to mako and how happy we'd be
even If we didn't, and he wouldn't hear
to father's having us postpone our wed
ding for a minute. Wliy, Molly, he can't
do without me and I can't do without
him. It's wonderful!"
Molly patted Jessie's shoulder thought
fully. "I guess you and Dicky love each other
very much," she suggested.
"I don't know how to tell it," confessed
Jessie shyly. "Lovo is suoh a tremen
dous thing. Molly. It ories."
Molly was startled Into silence. What
was this thing that she was doing? She
was entering on tho most serious rela
tionship In life as the termination of a
game, In which love, such as Jessie knew,
had had no part: In which even romance,
to which every girl Is entitled at least
once, had been made subservient to busi
ness, to stock manipulations, to real es
tate deals and to stubbornness. The
only one who had been at all romantlo
and she smiled with a trace of humilia
tion as she remembered it, was big coarse
"You're going to be very happy, Jes
sle," admitted Molly, refusing to own she
"I'm so happy I'm selfish," replied Jes
ete. comfortably, "I've even forgotten to
ask -why you were so Insistent this morn
ing upon having me come over at suoh
an exact minute."
"I wanted you at my wedding." smllea
"Molly!" exclaimed Jessie. "That's why
you and Fern are all In white. Oh. and
I came over In my old blue tailored
"That's lucky," laughed Molly. "You
know the old rhyme: 'Something old and
something new, something borrowed and
something blue.' "
"I shan't be something -blue," declared
Jessie. "I'm too happy for tliat, nnd so
are you. You're a lucky girl, Molly.
Yeu haye everything In the world! friends
and money, and a pretty homo and every
thing you want, Including the man you
"I suppose I am lucky," agreed Molly,
putting her arm mora lovingly about her
friend. Somehow, she did not llko to let
go of little Jessie.
There was a knock at th door, but it
was Fern who stood thero in place of
"Ths minister ts here," whlspsrsa Fern,
In- her most mysterious air, and her ya
Were dancing- "H In th pMlor trying
not to se that' siyaeklns picture, and
Bsrt'B In the library, pMas Mi thumbs.
Tut-t SMr9tJi du(iM.
speetably quiet. Jessie, you come down
with me, I'll send tp Mr. Mntley, ana
when he and Molly start downstairs
you're to play the vcddlng march, while
I back Bert up under tho chandelier.
Now, everybody to their posts.
She flew down tho stairs and hurried
back to tho den. A moment later they
heard a shlek and, running to tho den,
they found Frank Marley sprawled on
tho floor, with Coldman's check crumpled
In his nerveless fingers. '
MOLLY STARTS FOR A DRIVE.
A loosening of hla collar, a dash of cold
water Into his fnce, a sip of brandy, re
stored Frank Mnrlcy to consciousness,
but ho was an old man. Ho seemed visi
bly to havo shrunk In his clothes, and
the flesh to havo sngged In his checks. He
tried, to smile bravely, when they sot him
In his chair, but tho attempt wan n
"I guess I'm out of tho came," ho con
fessed. "My heart's bad."
Molly took up tho telephone.
"I'll call Doctor Brand," sho anxiously
"Don't" ho begged, stopping her with
his hand, "It Isn't physical, It's mental,
I've lost my nerve. Molly, Sledgo wins.
"How can that bc7" she puzzled, unnblo
to comprehend It. "You oven showed mo
"Hero It Is," snld Bert, who had picked
It from tho floor, and was smoothing It
"Worthlessl" Mnrley gronned, at sight
of It. "I enn suo for It, but they'll boat
Bert edged In between Molly and Fern,
so that ho could stnnd directly In front
of Mnrley, and sco his fnce.
"Do you mean to tell mo that our whole
plnn hns fallen to tho ground?"
Marloy nodded miserably.
"How did It happen?"
"I don't qulto understand," wavered
Mnrlcy. "I haven't tho details but by
some trick Sledgo has secure E0-year
franchises for every strcot In tho city,
"How does that affect you?" persisted
Bert, his eyes falling again to tho check.
That document looked no much like
real money that ho was Inclined to be
liovo It rather than Marley.
"Affect mo!" protested Marley. warmed
Into n trlllo moro of llfo ns he explained.
"It renders my strcot railway company
a Junk heap. Wo loso everything."
"But tho eale," Insisted Bert.
"Invalid. Coldman claims ho was not
authorized to act."
Bert ripped out an oath.
"I suppose thnt If tho salo had been a
profitable ono you novor would havo heard
of tho invalidity."
Mnrlcy smiled, nnd shook his hend.
"Then nil our plnns aro off," discovered
Beit. "The Porson tract Is unsalable, for
enough to clear Its own mortgage. Your
stock nnd rnlpo nro worthless. You lose
this house I nm stuck for tho loan I
mndo to glvo you control. We haven't
money enough to go Into business, and
wo can't go back East. Molly, It looks
llko n postponement!"
Jessie Peters edged closer, and slipped
her arm around Molly.
"Not on my account," protested Mar
ley, fumbling at his collar, and he aroso
feebly to adjust It before tho mantel
Molly, seeing that ho wavered, hurried
to his support.
Ho turned to her, and put his hands on
"I'm sorry, Molly," ho said cimply,
looking Into her eye-j with moro fond
ness than ho was In tho habit of showing
"Wo can stand It," sho -omrorcd him.
"After all, It's only Just. I feel so much
less wicked If we suffer with nil tho poor
people wo havo helped to ruin."
A short laugh fiom Bert Interrupted
her, and she turned to him with a rising
flame In her eyes; but llttlo Jessie Peters
hnd caught her hand, and was looking
up Into her fnco.
The minister, a toll chap who had won
tho hammer-throwing modal In his last
yenr nt collego, had withdrawn discreetly
to tho parlor when the conversation hnd
begun, but now enmo back apologetically.
"I am sorry to urgo you," ho observed,
looking nt his wntch. "I hnvo a brief
appointment, but I can return."
"I don't know," hesitated Molly,
glancing nt Bert. "Walt Just a minute."
Tho thin butler, who was now cross
eyed, came through tho hall to tho front
door, which ho opened, and a second
later ho was sitting In tho umbrella rack.
"Say, youso!" bellowed the volco of
Sledge, as his huge bulk, followed by
Tommy Recler, Blammed back through
tho hall, filling tho perspective lika a
ferry crowding Into her dock, "Is It
Fern was tho first; ono to recover from
"No," sho said meekly, but her eyes1
danced: of tho devil as thoy met those
of Tommy Recler.
"Then It's oft!" yelled Sledge, nnd
grabbed the startled Molly by tho wrist.
Bert endeavored to throw himself In
between the two. and to fnco Sledge, but
that experienced old ward leader, who
had not forgotten tho training of his
early days, gavo him a quick elbow In
the pit of the stomach, and Bert doubled
up In tho middle llko a Jack-knife, and
dropped heels up on a couch, clawing for
breath, while Sledge, ns resistless as an
auto dray, dragged the struggling Molly
steadily toward the front door.
Opposlto the library ho met with an
unexpected defender. Tho tall young
preacher threw himself upon the big boy
bodily, avoided tho pile-driver elbow,
grabbed Sledge around the neck with his
steel-like left wrist, nnd with his right
fist poked him In tho Jaw. Sledge shook
his head nnd spluttered, as ho would In
a shower bath, but nover let go of Molly's
wrist, and plodded on toward tho front
door, trying to force off tho clutch of the
tall young minister with his mighty left
The minister, whoso heart was partic
ularly In his work, becauso this was the
first opportunity he had: ever enjoyed to
wallop a man In a rlghteouu cause, in
dustriously slammed Sledge on his other
Jaw, and the smack was like a kiss at a
Tommy Reeler, who had been clearing
the legs of the limp butler out of the path
of progress, now sprang on the minis
ter's back, and pinioned his busy arms
from behind, whilo Sledge steadily
dragged them all toward the front door,
with Molly now Ecreamlng, and Mlna, her
arms about her mistress' waist. Jerking
her from behind,
"Mlna!" cried Molly. "Let gol You're
pulling my arm In two!"
The weight of Tommy Reeler told at
last. Tho minister's hold on Sledge'B
neck loosened, atd he and Tommy tum
bled back with a thud into the middle
of tho parlor, rolling under the very
chandelier which waa to have been the
plvqt of the wedding. Tommy, who had
risen to be a boss contractor largely
through muscular will, enjoyed a lively
tussle with ths young minister, but luck
favored him, and he landed on top.
"Now, you behave!" he panted, with
his hand at the minister's throat, and
his (1st held in convenient range for
microscopical scrutiny. "I don't want
you to start anything with me, because
I daren't punch a preacher,"
With as steady a progress as If he had
been marching behind a hearse, Bledge
dragged Molly out of the hall, and across
the porch, And to the door of his wait
ing limousine. Into which, he pulled her
with the same careful force as a man
landing a particularly game bass.
"Home, Billy!" he chuckled to1 the
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3000 KIDDIES CIRCIIS
GUESTS OF MR. GBHBg
Great Day for Shut-ins P&
yided by ..Blg BrttJ rf
Once, In a while the children i. J
parents will nover again "luei .v
nt bedtlmo and tho little one. i5enlli
been robbed by an iSS.
power to run around and climK A M ft
"shinny" up telephone poKrAM.ta
long whllo thoy get a gllmpsT19
ncss brighter than the T sort il.,hW'
has taken away f?m i," """WW
.Jro.a??,.la..?"0 ot thoso t'ltn.. Tv.ll
inouBanu cnuarcn of tho ornhsn.. "
foster homes of ChlladelphTa "J
circus. They had Beats put wff,vU
could sco everything that wflTi,.U"'
w.llh tho best places of air.K.ta! '
the llttlo chaps who hro linS'S? '"
play ball, and. tho girls vfo2ft 5
with their flolls ns other rnat,lf
mothers do. r "'""bellett
Kills A. aimbel Is tho "big brother"
thought ot whnt is probably tneX,,
around vvorld'n championship wli
bringing smiles to tho faces of a LiV
heart's" MMl M ""Wn.U$S,l
Tho 'firm ot aimbel Brothers know, i "
to make tho day tho reWeU.rTts"!
tho year, becauso thoy carried out .Si
same kind of a program a year$,)
today figured as export takcr?tM&
circus on a largo Bcalc. u.
Working with Mr Glmbcl . iv. ,
nun, & Bailey publicity man,'
as big as his descrlptivo adjectives. t
will casl y understand Just how th, g
men feel nbout tho affair If ymThS
tako children to tho circus TlysMnl
scores of persona whoso motorcars Si
tho children this afternoon got "LhiSJ
ploasuro qut of tho ivholo entertlw.?.'
as tho children. """i
Clowns and plnksllk-clad actors ,
cavorted nbout the rings for tho child?!
benefit. (Goodness mol If you don't t.'
Just how many rings they have now
dnys.) All tho animals and gilt memf
nnu smcu oi sawdust wero thero In tin
force for tho visitors. Perhaps the C
part of it all was that thoy were morf
than mere- visitors. They wero honorti
guests. Why, last year tho manaremeS
held up tho triumphal entry so that tie
3000 happy youngsters, guests of OlmW
Brothers, would not 'bo deprived of .
thing nt all that goes with tho moW
B. & B. (biggest nnd best, or Bomum A
Bailey, ns you may prefer to rem m
show. By way of additional dlvtrtlje."
ment thoro wero 15 barrels of caatty ml
popcorn and almost anything elia Um
tho pain to of childhood may crave, , --
This Is tho very realcst circus diyof
FATALLY STRICKEN AT DAI(CB ,
Mrs. Laura R. Coano Succumbs to
Mrs. Laura. R. Coane, wif0 of Rottrif
HnfiTlft nt ilie Arm nf Pntta-tnn B. rf-.j
liquor merchant.", who was tnken 111 itW!!
nttcndlng a supper and danca Saturdifl
night at tho Bcllevuo-Stratford, died j
terdny In an apartment of ths holeH
Acute indigestion is thought to havshta
tho causo of her death. f
Mrs. Coane, with her husband, had tw
tered tho ballroom nt tho Belleviie-Btiit-
ford, having come from a theatre parttt
when sho fell fainting In a chair. Shi
lived In apartments at tho nittenhonifl
Hotel. Mrs. Coano leaves three children!!
CharlcR K. and Robert Coane, Jr., and
Ti.b T.-1l.n h.,1. -........ n,u , . --'
.....ra u,(,.i.ui:iu V.UIUIV. J.UU lunenu ar
rangements havo not been made.
Injured Dor Bites Master '' ci
Howard S. Lee, 1032 Alder street,.f
tempted to rescue a valuable pet poodl
dog when It dashed beneath the front"
wnceis or a circus truck as the panes
wn. Tiflflnlrtf- nt Tlrnn.l nnn Tn-U ctrtJ
this morning. Tho wheels had pasiednvtfj
tho dog's body nnd, mad with pain ytbti'
his master tried to drag him from tti
path of the rear wheels, ha bit Lett
hnnds, tearing tho flesh in a score of
places. Fannlo Driper, 65 years old, t
Negress, of 2016 Edcolev street, fainted
nt tho sight of tho accident and wall-,
moved to St. Joseph's Hospital Lee re-'
fused to be treated until he had talei
hla rtnf- linmit wbnn tin rMnmeit to Str'
Joseph's Hospital nnd had the irouaijj
Dies During Park Auto Ride"
nAnMAa nt William TT. Xfsrrtlin. zf
,.. .n.n Y,-..... ph.i..1..J c .at-
years uiu, .u u-ui, uumuouwiu mi
rodo several miles in Falrmount Park 111
an automobile with tho man, yesterwr
unaware that he was dead. lis baa nu
tnken nn the nutlntr In the belief that Its
nlr would benefit him. At 13th street ijl.j
Glrard avenue his continued slleic
nroused tho curiosity of his companions.
Speeding to tho office of Dr. Richard 07
Stretch, 1633 North 18th street, thtf
learned that Macoun had been dead ft
some time. Death was due to stoaudl
OG-year-oId Clergyman Honored 4
The Rev. Dr. David Tuny, tns o w
Presbyterian clergyman In active pastonJ
work In Pennsylvania, received a bwd;
some bouquet of 83 roses when M
preached his 96th birthday annlverjaVi
sermon In Calvary Church. "Is"
Park, yesterday. He preached to Wffltui
Pcnn Lodge, No. 273, Independent ?ri
of Odd Fellows, of Manoa, on tns c
Blon of the S6th anniversary of the (ouno;
Ing of tho order In America. The i prerty
tatlon was made on behalf of ths W
by J. Milton Lutz, a former ""
Ulilll iruill j-ev w ww,,.rf.
Tninn,v& 1'nnnrv. ,
tii.i r nnntinn 'l'n y I DriTCfl
Eugene Holt, also known as "$
was arraigned beforo Magistrate "
at the 19th and Oxford streets pyHco uj,
tlon yesterday and held under l m
for a further hearing, accused of WW
up two tnxlcab drivers after rldlnf ao?o
town In their machines me sr'" 'a
of Saturday night, lion is a pu
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