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Of CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
from All Around the Earth.
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSHELL
Live News Items of Ail Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
Marshfield, Or. — Nine lives are
known to have been lost late Tuesday
when the passenger steamer Santa
Clara, from Portland to San Francisco,
went aground on the south spit near
the entrance to Coos Bay. The dead
may number more.
There were 48 passengers aboard
and the crew numbered 42.
The greater number of lives were
lost when two small boats, trying to
leave the foundered steamer, were
capsized by the heavy sea.
Several thrilling rescues were made,
while others died within view of per
sons engaged in rescue.
The Santa Clara, according to the
mate, who was saved, struck a shoal
that evidently had been thrown up in
the channel by recent heavy winds.
The vessel was swerved from her
course and thrown onto the south spit,
half a mile inside the bar.
Captain Lofstedt and six men, who
were in one of the overturned boats
and who were thought drowned, got
back to the Santa Clara and were res
cued by the coast guard with a
Eight bodies have been recovered,
but it is feared there will be more.
Miss Gale Graham, of Portland, and
Mrs. E. K. Rooney and Mrs. Hale, of
South Bend, Ind., are missing. Among
the survivors there are many who are
suffering from injuries and exposure.
Crowded into a little Summer cottage
at Bastendorff beach, 12 miles from
aid and medical attention, four women
and three little boys were being
worked over during the night to bring
back a spark of life, while the only
light was two lanterns.
Sailors who had come safely through
the surf for half a mile from the Santa
Clara wreck were groping about in the
dark for other victims of the disaster.
A British steamer, believed to be
the Rio Lagee, is arire off Halifax,
A piece of apple which lodged in the
throat of a S-year-old lad of Richland.
Ore., caused his death.
Both Democrats and Republicans are
claiming victory in Kentucky. Fraud
is charged and a recount is likely.
New York anti-suffragists have de
cided to keep a lobby in Washington,
D. C., during the next session of con
German aircraft make an attack on
a British merchantman, using bombs
and a machine gun. No damage is re
Troop trains are said to be carrying
1000 men a day from Vladivostok to
the Russian front.
Ships sailing from San Francisco
T e u to n s C a p t u r e Mines.
have thus far been able to get full
London — Germany and Austria are
crews, despite the new seamen's law.
Reports from New York show that likely to obtain ample supplies of cop
diamonds are becoming plentiful in per from Serbia, according to Chedo
this country, owing to the fact that Miyatovich. ex-Serbian minister to
many Europeans are selling their pre London. There also are anthracite
mines in the Timok valley.
M. Miyatovich, in a statement to
A ripple of joy and excitement was the Standard, says the Serbian army
manifest in monkeydom at the Oaks can hold out in the mountains a month
park, Portland, recently, when a baby longer, and that the invaders are like
monkey was bom. The new addition ly to find little booty in a country ex
ia said to be worth $500.
hausted by years of warfare, except
The entire Greek cabinet has re what they take from the copper and
signed and it is predicted that the gold fields.
Chamber will be dissolved. The na
tion is facing a crisis and the future
seems to rest with the king.
A newspaper writer just home f rom
Bay S t a t e Is R epublican.
the seat of war declares that both
sides are “ pinched;” Russia is in the
Boston—Samuel W. McCall, Repub
throes of revolution; Germany needs lican, was elected governor, defeating
more men, and England is asleep.
Governor David I. Walsh, Democrat,
Villa tells American army officers in a close contest.
The total vote for governor is:
that four Americans were killed by the
fire of Carranza troops at Agua Prieta. Clark, Progressive, 7022; McCall, Re
According to the dispatch he refused publican, 235,305; Shaw, Prohibition,
to divulge the burial place of the vic 19,471; Walsh, Democrat, 228.942.
For suffrage,: Yes, 162,351; no,
Belgian officials declare that, al
The remainder of the Republican
though they have promptly met the state ticket was eletcted, and the Re
ninth installment of the German war publicans made a net gain of 12 seats
levy, the Germans fail to pay as prom in the lower branch of the legislature,
ised for supplies requisitioned from with no change in the senate.
New York Republican.
President Wilson in a speech before
New York—The voters of the Em
the Manhattan club of New fork City,
makes an ardent plea for national pre pire State defeated unequivocally the
paredness and setting forth the ad proposal to adopt a new state constitu
ministration’s plans. He views other tion. The vote against this measure
nations of this hemisphere as our al was estimated to be at least 260,000.
Republicans retained their majority
in the assembly, naming 98 of the 150
A cablegram was received at Copen members. They also won all of the
hagen from the manager of the La congressional
elections made necessary
grange plantation, near Santa Cruz, by deaths in three districts, the Twen
Danish West Indies, says that the ty-sixth, Thirty-first and Thirty-sixth.
agitation which is being carried on by
from 18 of the larger cities
a negro named Hamilton among the in Returns
the state show 12 Republican, five
Blacks of the islands is becoming dan Democratic and one Socialist mayors
Great Britain has decided to name a
D e m o c r a t s Gain in M aryland.
Baltimore—Incomplete returns indi
The Swiss press believes peace ne cated a Democratic victory.
gotiations are well under way.
Harrington was leading the Republi
Mexican bullets continue to cross the can nominee, E. O. Weller, by a mar
gin which indicated a final majority
border and menace American troops.
of from 5000 to 7000.
O. A. C. football team defeats Mich vote was very late. Albert C. Ritchie,
igan aggies at Lansing, by a score of Democrat, for attorney general, was
14 to 0.
far ahead of the ticket in Baltimore.
The American soldier who was shot
R ep ublicans Win in J e r s e y .
recently by a Mexican, died of his
Trenton, N. J .—The election In
New Jersey involved mainly the con
Germany again assures the world trol of the next legislature. State
that her food supply is ample for any senators were elected in six counties.
The Republicans elected three—in
Many seamen fail to pass the test Burlington, Cape May and Passaic—
required by the LaFollette act, and and this will make the next state
shipping along the Pacific Coast is ser senate stand 13 Republicans to eight
Democrats—a gain of two.
TUESDAY’S ELECTION RETURNS
rOver 35,000,000 feet of lumber is
O h io D e fe a ts P rohibitio n.
carried from Columbia river mills dur
Columbus, O.—For the second time
in two years, Ohio voters rejected a
The national assembly of Panama, state-wide prohibition amendment to
after a disorderly session, passed a bill the constitution.
authorizing President Porraa to bor on partial returns received up to mid
row $1,250,000 in the United States night show that the proposal was de
with which to rehabilitate the fortunes feated by a majority which may reach
of the country.
The opposition en 40,000. Last year’s majority against
deavored to force the government to prohibition was 84,000.
state the purpose for borrowing the
Dry L e g is l a to r s E lected .
money, which the government declined
Va.—Result« from the
election of members of the Virginia
New York, Pennsylvania and Massa assembly show that there will be a
chusetts voted against Woman suffrage heavy majority in the senate and house
by large majorities.
pledged to the enactment of prohibi
tion legislation effective when the
Jess Willard, heavyweight cham state goes dry by constitutional
pion pugilist, will defend his title at amendment November 1, 1916.
New Orleans next March.
fight Tommy Burns.
Both Sides Claim Kentucky.
Seizure of the American steamship
Louisville, Ky.—With both Demo
Hocking by a British cruiser off the crats and Republicans claiming victory
Atlantic coast has brought to issue a by from 10,000 to 16,000 votes, unoffi
question on which the positions of the cial returns showed ex-Representativa
United States and the entente allies Stanley, of Henderson, Democrat, and
are so far apart that some officials be Edwin P. Morrow, of Somerset, Repub
lieve arbitration ultimately will have lican, running a close race for gover
to be resorted to for settlement.
Oregon State Now Has
161 Standard High Schools
Salem—Oregon now haa 161 stand
ard high schools, it was announced by
J. A. Churchill, superintendent of pub
lic instruction. The work of stand
ardization has been prosecuted by the
state department of education for the
last year, and but 50 four-year high
schools now remain which have not
met the standardization requirements.
There are many one, two or three-year
high schools, offering courses beyond
the eighth grade, but these are known
as one, two or three-year secondary
Under the new high school law, dis
tricts maintaining standard high
schools are entitled to received tuition
for pupils attending schools there, but
residing in districts not having high
schools. This law excepts counties
maintaining the county high school
fund, but for such counties the state
board of education is required to es
tablish the standard for high schools
entitled to a share of the county high
school fund, therefore the list given
includes all the standard schools of the
In order to be standard a high school
must have four years of work; have
not less than 260 reference books for
the library, chosen from the state
library list for high schools; one stand
ard encyclopedia, and sufficient num
ber of dictionaries and the proper la
boratory for each science offered. The
teachers must hold certifficates en
titling them to teach in high schools
and all high schools must follow the
state course of study or a course ap
proved by the state board of education.
ILLU STRA TED
S Y N O P S IS .
H a l l B o n i s t s l l s . a r t i s t - p h o t o v r a p h a r , pro -
? l a O r « W s f K o r l s a t s h r s . h d i a t y ’» a s a w l a o t a r k n t . In r t l h D i s l n d a a tm I llo tin .
o f a p a r t y h a ta to g i v e in t h a s t u d i o t h a t
Mr. P o r v m u a . a t t o r n e y . ch IU a n 1
I n f o r m » H a l l t h a t hi» I ’n c l« J o h n ' » will
h a a l» ft h i m $4.000.000 o n c o n d i t i o n t h a t
ho m a r r y b s f o r s hi» t w e n t y - e i g h t h b i r t h
d a y . w h ic h begin» a t m id n ig h t th a t night.
M r s H e n a K o .v a lto n c a l l s a t t h e s t u d i o
H all a s k s h a r to m a r r y h im
to g l v a h i m a n a n s w e r a t t h a p a r t y t h a t
Mlaa C a r o l y n l* a ll y a c a l l s
p r o p o s e s to h e r
8 h « a g r e e s t o g iv e h i m
a n a n s w e r a t th a part>
R o aa n iu n l G ala
n i t m o d e l, c a l l s
H all tries t
Into a n Im m e d ia te m a r r i a g e
d e fe rs h a r a n s w e r until the e v en in g
die t r i e s to s h o w H a l l a c e r t a i n w a s o u t
o f t h » m i x u p , h u t h a la o b t u s e
H a a s t n g b u r y . h e i r to t h e nilU lonn In c a ^ e
H a ll falls to m a r r y on tim e, plots w ith
K lo dia to b l o c k H a l l ' s m a r r i a g e to a n y o f
th e th re e w om en before m idnight
a r r a n g e s to h a v e t b s t h r e e m e e t a t t h a
s t u d i o a s If by c h a n c e
t'aru ly n . R o sa
m u n d a n d M r s R o y s l t o n c o m e In wnd
m u c h f e m i n i n e f e n c i n g e n s u e s . In w h i c h
K lo dte u s e s h e r o w n fo il a d r o i t l y .
VIII— C ontinusd.
Mrs. R oyslton looked up th rou gh
big teary eyes. "W hy ." t h e said fa in t
ly. "you see, well I d id n ’t give him a
definite an sw er, really. T h a t It, not
• x a c t l y —I »aid—”
" S h e said i h e ’d tell him l a t e r ! " the
tw o girls cried In unison, as If th ey
had r e h e a r s e d It. " T o n i g h t! ” R osa
m und added, and Carolyn, “D id n’t you.
now, R en a?”
Mrs. Royslton nodded trem ulously.
"H ow did you know ?"
" O h ! ” C arolyn shouted, "how did I
know! Oh. 1 know, all r i g h t ! " She
blew a kiss to R osam und.
co u ld n ’t q u its believe him. and so you
cou ldn ’t declds. And you're to give
him y o ur a n s w e r to n ig h t when you
com e to his u n n a tu r a l old p arty I Is
th a t rig h t? ”
"Wall, be m u st h a v s w a n tsd m s
most, an y w ay ,” said R ena, dry in g her
tear». " H e pro posed to me first!"
Carolyn held up h e r han d "Second
th o u g h ts a r e alw ay s best! M e a n in g —
Polk County Town Rapidly
Extending Business Scope
Falls City—The extension in busi
ness operations in this city, an influx
of settlers to the timbered regions of
the Siletz valley, increased acreage in
prunes and smaller fruits, and the in
troduction of the dairying industry
into the Western section of Polk
county mark the advent of a new per
iod in the economic history of Falls
City and the vast surrounding terri
This city, in the heart of Polk
cocnty, 16 miles west of the Willam
ette river, at the falls of the North
Luckiamute, is one of the logging cen
ters of Polk county. With the erec TL\%\
tion of a mill here in 1905 a growing
" H e ch an g ed his mind, th ou gh,"
business began. Douglas fir from the R osam und protested. " H a proposed to
regions about Black Rock was sent m e l a s t ! "
here and a specialty has since been
C arolyn g rin n sd a t har. "W hy. he
made of the fir lumber product. Un m ight ju s t as wall h a v s co unted us
der normal operating conditions the out, like playing ta g to see w ho's It!"
Falls City Lumber company employs She pointed to each in tu rn , calling
approximately 600 men.
out. ” ’My — m o th e r— to ld —m e— to—
The average output of the Falls City ta k e — th is —o n e ! ' " T he last was
mill is 100,000 feet a day, approxi Rosamund.
mately 2,600,000 feet a month. Three
t h a n k s ! " R o sam u n d rtau m ed .
years ago the shipments to outside ” 1 “No.
d o n ’t Inland to be I t ! ” She dro pped
points reached a record of 20,000,000
feet. Trees from 18 to 25 feet in cir h e r voice a little, glancing a t th e door
cumference commonly are cut and the "W hy. you ought to h e a r w hat Miss
logs between Falls City and the Siletz F is h e r has been telling m e a b o u t the
Basin are of an exceptionally good: business h ere! Why, It seem s Mr.
B onlstelle’s awfully bard up— barely
Site for Evaporating Plant
Is Cleared at The Dalles
The Dalles—The work of removing
the old buildings from the new site of
the local evaporating plant of the Dri-
Fresh company has been begun.
Started here a year ago, the evapo
rator proved such a success that the
company found it necessary to triple
the size of its plant. The Dalles Busi
ness Men’s association offered to pur
chase a new location for the company
in view of the enlargement and bought
property west of Jefferson street and
north of the O.-W. R. & N. Co. tracks,
which was formerly the site of The
Dalles Box & Lumber company, which
was wiped out of existence a few
years ago by fire.
The Dri-Fresh company dries all
kinds of fruits and vegetables. It re
cently received an order from a Chi
cago concern for 35 carloads of dried
apples. It will operate its new plant,
which will be 160x75 feet, all year,
employing from 100 to 300 persons,
depending on the kind of fruit or vege
table which is being evaporated.
R o s e b u r g W o rk to Begin.
Roseburg—That the government in
tends to begin actual work on Rose-
burg’s new Federal building was inti
mated in a letter received here. In
structions were contained in the letter
to vacate the Federal site within 60
days. The site is at present occupied
by two dwellings.
It is understood
that the plans are now about com
pleted. The building will be 95x90
feet and probably will be three stories
high. It will house the United States
land office, postoffice, forestry office,
weather bureau and Indian offices.
S im p le Spelling in S c h o o ls A sked.
Salem—Urging the adoption of sim
plified spelling in the public schools of
Oregon, George H. Denton, professor
of German in Reed College, Portland,
wrote to J. A. Churchill, superintend
ent of public instruction. Professor
Denton’s plan is to submit a few spe
cially chosen words to the schools each
year until the entire simplified spelling
system is adopted.
Churchill is considering the sugges
O ld G r e s h a m Building B urns.
Gresham — Fire early Wednesday
morning partially destroyed one of
Gresham’s best known buildings,
owned by Charles McCarter and erect
ed 26 years ago. At different times It
has been used as a cannery, cheese
factory, laundry and rooming house.
6 r RAY ”
CKZoynt&tr a r c n c r r w ra rss
paying e x p e n se s—all eorts of unpaid
bllla piling up, too. He m ay h ave to
move over to Sixth avenue, even!
H a s n 't be got a nerve, th o u g h ?"
Mrs. Royalton r o t e like a S p a rta n ,
determ ined , hard. "(¡Iris. I know w hat
I’m going to do! I Intend to tell him
j u s t w h at I th in k of him. and send
him p a c k in g !”
" T h e r e ! " Carolyn Interposed. "Now.
you're talking. Rena! L e t’s get down
to business, and decide w b at to do.
W e 're all In th e s a m e fix and we m u st
"Yes. we oug ht to ta k e a s t a n d .”
R en a agreed.
"And Hall oug ht to ta k e a tu m b le ! "
"Bee here, le t’s do th is th ing a c c o rd
ing to Hoyle.” said Carolyn, tak in g
th e lead with all h e r hum or. “ F irst
th ing is, a r e we one an d all a g re e d to
r e je c t him t o n i g h t? ”
" Y s s ! " Mrs. R oy slto n and R osam und
cam e in chorus.
“Well, th e n ,” said Carolyn. "I p ro m
ise, a s well. Hope to d i e ! ” S he crossed
herself. "Now, th is Is a serious thing,
ladles No one of us can go back on
our word. It m u s t be one— tw o— th r e e
—an d out for H. Bonlstelle.
t h a t ’s agreed. Now for th e d eta ils— ’’
"Oh, I simply c a n 't w ait to tell h i m ! ”
exclaim ed Mrs. Royalton. “ I h a t# th e
"So do 1!” grow led R osam und. “I
th in k b s o u g h t to bo h o rs e w h i p p e d !”
"W ell." said Carolyn. “I m u s t say I
a g re e with you both. I consider Hail
Bonlstelle Is a perfectly conceived and
ad m irably re n d ered c a d ! ”
At th is m o m en t t b s door sw un g
open and, h u m m in g a jolly tu ne, In
w alked Hell Bonlstelle. T h e r a w as a
trio of “O h's! "In soprano, mezzo-so
p ra n o and c o n tralto as the ladles
c a u g h t algbt of him.
C HA R TE R IX.
H a c a m s in w ith a smile, but, a t
first g llm p ss of his visitors, It faded
sw iftly Into a look of terro r. B ut Hall
waa g am e; he pulled him self to g e th e r
and sm iled again. It was with a fairly
c red itab le expression of affability th a t
be exclaim ed: "Well, th is I* an unex-
pected p le a s u r e ! ” He w ent from one
to a n o th e r offering hla band, than hs
d raw off hla gloves and looked his
g u e sts o v e r anxiously.
T h a a tm o s
p h e re w as like t h a t before a th u n d e r
T h an ha d rew a b re a th of sad d en r e
lief. Flodle w as en tering . Flodie w as
smiling. S eeing t h a t smile, ha sea ed
to coma to him self, a s U a f t e r a dis
tu r b in g dream.
‘’O h ! " said Flodle, " a r e you back
a lr e a d y ? 1 was ao busy 1 dldu't bear
I forgot my w atch.
know I’ve got to h a v s It repaired. I'll
get It now.” He tu rn e d to th e ladles
w ith a new en thu siasm . "I'ni awfully
so rry I’m in such a hurry, b u t I’ve got
a lot to do th is a ftern o o n .”
Klodte a p p e a re d nervous.
Uale is waiting for me to do her
proofs, you know." s h e suld. ' T v e fin
is hed the others, Mr. lloulatelle.
th in k th e ladles will excuse you; I can
a tt e n d to them , all rl g h l! " She walked
»lowly back to th e stockroom , giving
him a moaning g lan ce as she left.
“Oh. yes, d o n ’t wait, Mr. Bonlstelle."
said Mrs. Royaltou.
"W ell. I'll have to go th en. I s u p
pose Make yourselves quite at home,
lad les; I'll be back In a m in u te.” He
left im patiently.
C arolyn th o u g h t a moment. "Bay,
w e'v e got eo much to talk over, we
c a u 't discuss It h e re
Hall may be
back any m om ent. H I tell you. Walt
a m o m e n t! " She walked up to the
stockroo m d o or an d opensd It. "M iss
F i s h e r ! " sh e called.
Flodie ap peared, w ondering what
sh e could be w anted for.
” 1 say. Mias Ktsber, couldn't we go
in to th e reception room for a while?
W e ’ve got some th in g s to talk over
A bout the party toulg.it, you know."
"W hy c ertain ly ," wae Klodle'a reply.
"T h e studio's being decorated, but the
receptio n room !■ all ready, and no
body will dlatu rb you. d o right In."
“Come o n ! " said Carolyn, tu rning
to th e o th e r ladles
"W e'll h a v s It
out rig h t now, and decide on every-
th in g." She led th e way Is.
H ardly had (hey d isappeared when
Flodle em erged again.
She took a
s t e p tow ard th e door they had left
ajar, and listened T h en sh e s a t down
a t h e r desk, smiling.
"So far, so g o o d !" sh e thought. H er
sc h e m e had worked perfectly. It waa
not for nothing th a t Flodle had
w atched women, laughed at them , a n
alyzed them and filed them aw ay In
h e r mind. But now, w hat? W aa ehe
any n e a r e r to gettin g Hall for herself?
Dubloualy sh e considered h e r p ro s
pects. She was as intensely co n cen
tr a te d on t h e effort as the tig er w ait
ing to leap on h e r prey. All to be
seen of It. how ever, was a Utile, quaint,
gray-eyed girl, pathetically bending
o v e r her a cco unts
It was not many m inu tes before Hall
ca m e In. thoughtfully winding a gold
w atch. He looked about, surprised.
" W h e r e a r e th ey ? G one?”
"Oh, no," said Flodle. “ In t h e r e ! "
S h e nodded tow ard th e reception
Hall walked to w ard th e door aud
looked lu. Flodle w atched him s h a r p
ly. ‘'S ay," he said finally, tu r n in g to
her, " t h e r e a re th r e e mighty nice
girls, did you know it ? ”
"H 'm ." m um bled Flodle.
" T h e y 're all so a w e e t—by Jove. 1
hard ly know which one I like b e s t ! ”
he w ent on. "T h e y 're ch a rm in g ; d o n ’t
you th in k so ?”
Flodle w as very busy w riting In a
little book. "Y es," sh e said without
“ No. but really, F l o ! ”
"Oh, yes; really.”
"By Jove, 1 hardly know which one
I do like b e s t ! ” lla tl peeped Into the
th ro u g h a narro w slit In th e doorway.
"Well, you c a n ’t m arry them all, can
y o u ?” Flodle looked up now, biting
th e end of h e r pen h o ld er viciously.
“No, t h a t ’s the d euce of it. 1 alm ost
wish I could.”
"Mr. B o n lste lle !”
"W ell, th en, I've got to jilt two of
them . I w onder which one will be
th e lucky g irl! Of cou rse It all de
pends upon w hat they say to me to
n ig h t.”
H e stopped suddenly and tu rn ed to
"Say, w hat a re th ey talking
a b o u t In th ere, a n y w a y ? ”
"Ob, I don't know. Clothea, I guess "
Flodle held h e r breath.
"B y jo v e ! ” His face changed sw ift
“Ob, pshaw, though, nice girls
d o n't go a b o u t telling th eir love a f
fairs, do th e y ? W h a t th e deuce are
you la u ghing a t ? ”
“Oh, n o ! ” said Flodie. “ N lcs girls
n e v e r g e t as in tim a te as that. On
all su b je c ts th a t concern th e heart,
Mr. Bonlstelle. women a r e invariably
aa sile n t as th e g r a v e l ”
H e looked hard a t her.
“T h a t's
evidently sarcasm . Bay, I’m w o rrie d !”
He walkod anxiously back to th e door
and looked In again. "By Jo v e,” he
exclaimed, ‘‘th is Is g ettin g on my
nerves. Lord. If they should find out!
Bee hers , w hat w ere th ey talking
a b o u t while they w e re in h ere w ait
ing? D'you k n o w ?”
Bha looked up Ingenuously, an d r e
plied, "Oh, I waa In t b s stockroom,
p rin tin g proofs. T hey w ars all alone
h e r s In the office.’’
"Well, I wish to goodness you had
listened. I'd h a te to lose fo u r mil
lions of dollars on account of them.
See here, Flo, I c a n ’t stan d this. I
feel a s If I were sm oking s pipe on
top of a b arrel of gunpowder. T h ere
m ay be an explosion any minute. You
c a n ’t tell w bat may touch It off— why,
a single word, perhaps. I’m not going
to leave until th e y 'r e out of here. 1
d o n't c a re how long th ey e ta y l
don't d a re to. till I eee what h app ens
I'll go Into iny room now, and you call
me when th e y 'r e gone, will you?” He
waited on th e th resh o ld of the studio.
Flodle uodded aaeenl. "All rlg hl I”
“And." h e ooutlnued "if a n y th lu g
breaks, you give m e the tip aud I’ll get
out th e back w a y !” He left, g rlu n lu g
As soon aa he bad g o n e Flodie ro se
an d tiptoed to th e half-open door Bbe
w atched an d listened, now, with far
m ore In te re st th a n sh e had displayed
before Hall. Inatde. tb e voice« rose
and fell In an im a te d c o n v e r s a ti o n :
Mra. R oy alto u '■ alw a y s se u tlm e u ta l
and reproachful, C aro ly u'a high and
merry, Roeamuud'e a surly c o u tr a lto
F lo d le« face chan g ed from
hope to fear, from h a tro d to mirth.
Bbe was eo absorbed in lb s scene th a t
she did not n o d e s when th e hall door
opened, an d Mr Bmalllak en tered ,
bearing a new spaper.
He s ta re d a t her, th e n coughed.
Flodle whirled round an d faced him.
“O h ! ” sh e H am m ered.
“ How you
frightene d me. A lfred !”
”1 beg your pardon. Miss F ish er
llut say, did yuu kuow w h at they got
In the p ap er abo ut Mr. B onlstelle?”
He displayed an a ftern o o n edition.
Im patiently, Flodle sn atch ed tha
■heet from hie hands.
"Ob, d ear!
W h at was It ab o u t? ”
At this m tn u ia tbe th r e e ladles eu-
lured th e room, all talk in g at ouce.
At eight of Flodle a n d Alfred they
"W hy, II said how Mr. Bonlstelle
had In h e r ite d —"
“Oh, n ever m i n d ! ” F lodle exclaimed
excitedly. "T hat'* a lie. anyw ay " Bhe
tried to carry the p aper to her desk,
glancing terrified a t th e ladles.
" W b a t It It?” Carolyn demanded.
" I t th e r e som ething a b o u t Mr Uoul-
Stella In t h e p ap er?”
Alfred bowed. "Yea. miss, he's come
Into a lot of money. It s e e m s —”
" A lf re d !" cried Flodle. "you go
d o w n sta ir! and see If th ose I c e c r e a m
freeser* h ave com e y e t.”
" Y e e 'm ! ” Then he tu rn e d again to
Carolyn. " I t was on condition be -”
ex c ite m e n t
dro pped the paper, q u i c k a t a hawk,
Carolyn picked It up. Bhe ecanned It
"O h, O earl W h a t W aa It A b o u t r
swiftly. "H e re It I s ! ” sh e cried In
triu m p h :
"E c c e n tric
Q ueer R equ est—N ephew Will (Jet F o u r
Millions If Married In H aste— A Good
C hance for Boms Nice Girl.’ Well, Isn't
th a t d is g u stin g !"
"Go o n ! " cried R osam un d and Mrs.
” Hall Uonlslelle. th e well-known
p h o to g ra p h e r a t No. 666 F ifth a v e
nue— ’ ”
It Is Hall, Isn't It?”
Mrs Royalton exclaimed.
"Oh. for h eav en 's sak e, s h u t u p ! ”
” ‘666 Fifth avenue, will have to do
his wooing In a hu rry If he w ith es to
r a p t u r e the legacy left him by a rich
and eccen tric uncle, the late J o h n
Heasley llonlslelle of C entral I’a r k
As th e re s id u a ry legatee, th e
nephew le prom ised som eth in g over
four million dollars, on condition of
hla being m arried on or before his
tw enty-eighth birthday.
As th is o c
curs to m orrow . Mr. B onlstelle h as a
s c a n t forty-eight ho u rs In which t o
m ake good, and unless he has alread y
picked his bride—”
"L et me te e I t ! ” R osam u n d whipped
th e p a p e r out of C aro ly n's band, and
devoured the notice with h er own
" W h a t did It say, 'by his tw enty -
birth d ay ?' ” Mre. Royalton
asked In g re a t anxiety.
B K C O N T IN U E D .)
T ab le T a k e s Root In Yard.
8. 8. W i t t e r of R eading, Pa., had
a unlqua ex perien ce with a willow
wood table which he placed In his
yard several w eeks ago. From th is
ex perience he la convinced t h a t the
y ear 1616 will brin g b u m p er crops.
W i t t e r discovered a few day* ago
t h a t the tab le had s p ro u ted and had
begun to bud and s h o o t W hen he
tried to rem ove tha piece of fu rn itu re
he found th a t th e four legs had ta k e n
ro ot In th e soil and t h a table la now
a p a rt of th e vegetatio n o f th e yard.
Hhould be now wish to rem ove the
tab le he will have to dig.
Zero In Securities.
T h# corporation of foreign b on d
holders a t London, recen tly reciting
defaulted pabllc d e b ts n o t y et settled,
gravely Includes th e bonds of the Con
fe d e r a te s t a t e s of A m erica, of which
th e principal Is given In the re p o r t a t
$12,000,000 and "accru ed in te re s t " a s \