WORLD’S DOINGS 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 breeches buoy. 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, N. S. 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 gress. German aircraft make an attack on a British merchantman, using bombs and a machine gun. No damage is re ported. 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. cious stones. 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, tims. 294,953. 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. the Belgians. 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 lies. 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 gerous. elected. Great Britain has decided to name a D e m o c r a t s Gain in M aryland. war committee. Baltimore—Incomplete returns indi The Swiss press believes peace ne cated a Democratic victory. E. C. 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. The county 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 wounds. 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. emergency. 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. iously hampered. 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 ing October. in two years, Ohio voters rejected a The national assembly of Panama, state-wide prohibition amendment to Estimates based 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 Richmond, Va.—Result« from the to do. 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. He will 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 nor. 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 schools. 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 state. 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. L£M> BUDDY GELETT DURGE ILLU STRA TED S Y N O P S IS . — 11 - 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 night 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 She ugreea 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 n ight Mlaa C a r o l y n l* a ll y a c a l l s H all 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 Hha. too. d e fe rs h a r a n s w e r until the e v en in g Flo 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 Jonas 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 Plodis 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 . CHAPTER 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. "You 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 tory. 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 quality. _______ 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. Superintendent Churchill is considering the sugges tion 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 hold together." "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 ! " from Rosamund. "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. Well, 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 m an!” "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 storm . 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 you." "Yes. I forgot my w atch. You 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. "M iss 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. I 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 room. 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 looklug up. “ 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 reception room again curiously, 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 Flodle "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 ly. “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 I 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 sardonically. 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 note 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 grew slleut. "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 -” Flodle In her ex c ite m e n t had 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 Millionaire's 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. Royalton angrily. ” 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— ’ ” "Goodness! It Is Hall, Isn't It?” Mrs Royalton exclaimed. "Oh. for h eav en 's sak e, s h u t u p ! ” from Rosamund. ” ‘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 W est 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 eyes. " W h a t did It say, 'by his tw enty - eighth birth d ay ?' ” Mre. Royalton asked In g re a t anxiety. (T O 1 > 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 \ $41.906.710.