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BEGINNING AT 7 O'CLOCK TO WHICH
EVERYBODY" IS CORDIALLY .. INVITED
SEE SUNDAY'S PAPER FOR COMPLETE ANNOUNCEMENT
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A fortune In
Tbe Story of an Eccentric
By EuT BARTOW
Copyright by American Press Amo
Tbe three belra at law were grouped
about the tabl In tbe library. At the
head of the table, aeated In the favorite
chair ot the late William Lane, wii
bia lawyer, who looked sharply over
hi spectacles at the girl and the two
awn and then (lanced down at a docu
ment In hla band.
''Ton all know," be began gravely,
"that your late nnrle was a man of ec
centric habit. He was fond of travel,
especially in the remote quarters of
the globe. . Hla ' departures and bis
homecomlags were .startllngly unex-
' i V'..e turn duo fob ajtd pisoovkbbd thb
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,. ' peeled, and when he wis at home, be
' ' k' occupied this residence with bia only
T niece. Miss Lane"-be bowed toward
t the black gowned girl and resumed
. . i -as bia companion gnd bia devotea ana
, disinterested nephews as constant vw-.-
'' ;? : . Toejr ancle' marked eccentricity of
;': habit may explain in a measure tbe
y. v )' 'strange die position be has made of bia
1 property. I will now proceed to rend
; ,) -. Stripped' of legal forma' and phrases
and omlttiu the preamble, the docn-
I aaent waa aa follow; -' ' "
1 hereby give and bequeath all of
i mj property, real and. personal, wbtnh
la represented by rarioua seeritie-
list of which la attached hereto, solely
and absolutely to the one of the fol
lowing named persons who dlacorers
the hiding place of these securities.
These documents are buried la the is
land of Borneo In a spot situated ten
miles la a northeasterly direction from
the town Dakar, la the province of Sar
awak. I recommend that my nephews,
Allen Lane and Burton Lane, and my
niece, Cynthia Lane, begin this search
Immediately after my death, and to
the one of the three who discovers
this biding place I aire and bequeath
all of the property, of which I may die
. Here are a few aenerat directions
that may aesiat you In discovering the
securities," said Mr. Phillips blandly
aa he gave to each one a slip of type
"Well," said Allen Lane, moring to
ward tbe door and followed closely by
hla brother, "It la evident that Uncle
William intended that we should in
vest a large sum of money in order to
acquire possession of bis fortune, but
In my opinion It will be worth tbe ex
penditure. I hare no doubt that sur
veyors can locate tbe spot, and the
sooner the venture is made the quick
er we will achieve results."
"la It your intention to go to Borneo
at once?" inquired tbe lawyer.
"Yes, aa soon as I can arrange my
affairs. I hope my brother will go
"Oh, I ahall do that never fear." in
terpolated Burton hastily.
"It will be necessary for each one
of you to sign this agreement binding
yourselves to agree with the terms of
the will and expressing your consent
to take an equal chance In tbe bunt
for the money and to abide by the con
sequences, whatever they are." This
was acceded to, and after signing the
document the lawyer had prepared tbe
brothers turned to leave the room
when Mr. Phillips detained them.
"I would suggest, gentlemen, that
your cousin. Mlsa Cynthia, be left In
charge of the residence until the estate
Is settled. Tbe small income that will
suffice to support her during your ab
sence would take the place of money
mild to a caretaker. She la quit pen
niless, as yon know, and depended en
tirely upon tbe generosity of your un
"Very well.", they agreed t rather
Cynthia Lane turned to fb lawyer
with a pnxzled look on ber fair face.
" .cannot understand," she said re
flectively, "how Uncle William could
exect me to enter tbe contest, for be
knew that I did not bav the means
to no to pomeo.
"In soft it four rviy. Mies Cyn
thia, I firmly believe that yon will be
the on to discover tbe Lane millions,"
encouraged Mr. Phillips, with aa enig
matic smile, '
v Cynthia; Lane, prevented by ber lack
of means from going to Borneo to
search for the money, resumed ber
Quiet 'life In the old mansion, often
pondering upon tbe mysterloua utter
ances of Mr. Phillips, whom aba fre
quently met x V
"Found the treaaur yet. Miss Cyn
thia V be would ask, with a keen
glance from under hi sUag-y brows.
"No," she one replied ruefully. "1
am afraid I must possess a fortune to
find a fortune."
"Tut, tot. chlldV he said somewhat
sternly. "Can't you trust your Uncle
William to have given you an equal
chance with your cousins? Use your
wits I Us your wits!"
"But ancle said he never had been
la Bornea, and so 1 cannot see"
"Use your wits!" snapped the law
yer aa be bowed 'himself away.
After that Cynthia did use ber wits,
bot apparently to no definite purpose,
and no the long year dragged to Its
close. Tben one day. eighteen montUs
after the conference In tbe library, the
lawyer appeared, accompanied by tbe
Both Allen and Burton were our
prtalngly changed. They, were bronzed
by exposure to tropical son and
winds, and the free cpen air life had
evidently restored them to a full meas
ure of tbe hoalth they Inched, for they
stood before Cynthia with ntulwart.
straight figures and clear eyes, yet
there was a dodged grlmucss In tbelr
expressions that denoted failure In
When the greetings were orer and
they were seated about tbe library
table Cynthia asked quietly. "What
"None." replied Burton bitterly. "As
far aa I can learn at this late day
Uncle William had never been In Bor
"For my part I cannot understand
whr he shou'd send us on a wild goose
r' Under tbe circumstances a
compromise must be mnde or I shall
contest the will," protested Allen.
"Ton signed an agreement," ' re
marked the lawyer calmly. "If the
money la not found by the first of the
year, when the two years have ex
pired, why, the entire sum goes to
create scholarships In tbe Conserva
tory of Music.
Cynthia arose and, ber face turn
ing from white to red. sold slowly;
"No on has asked what success I bar
Toul Whnt do you menn?" Inquired
Allen Lane, In manifest alarm. ;
"I mean," said Cynthia, "that I bar
dug for and discovered the treasure
burled nnder the Island of Borneo,"
Mr. Phillip rubbed his hands excit
edly, and hla kind eyes twinkled mer
rily. "Now, now, my dear Miss Cyn
thia, thla la a surprise! I'ray, tell us
about it." ".
-' Cynthia, still standing, rested ber
slender linger tip on tb table end
spokei "After your departure, cousins,
I naturally thought much of tbe mat
ter. Tb result of this was tlMt 1
concluded that my uncle would nerer
have Included me among the contest
ant for his money If be bad not In
tended 1 should bar aa equal chance
with yourselves. Wealth I bad not.
Means Were not offered to pay my ex
pense to Borneo, so In tb seclusion of
tb library her 1 followed you, my
cousins, around the world to tbe is
land of Borneo." 8b drew tb bnge
gki of tbe world toward ber aa ah
spoke and whirled It slowly around.
"I traced your course from Sings
por to K tu bing aod thence to .Dakar
,.-, ;Y' i:' Vj.' .. J
Then by studying the scale of miles ou
the map and making proper deductions
I believed 1 could put my iencll on
the very point In the Island where yon
were -to dig for tf treasure.
Cynthia paused, quite mle now,
while tb brother stared at ber with
strained eyes. Mr, Phillips wore his
"Tben," she -continued, "I pressed
tb point of my pencil firmly into tb
globe, on the exact spot, snylng to my
self in my foolish play as treasure
seeker, 'I will dig here.' when to my
amaiement thla happened." Aa ahe
spoke the word she pressed her pencil
point firmly upon tb globe, sod the
great ball dropped in hinged halves
before them. In the aluminium cavi
ties thus exposed were stuffed many
documents tightly wedged together.
The brother leaped to tbelr feet.
Allen turned passionately to tbe law
yer. "Tou knew this all tb time!"
"Give m the papers," aald Mr. Phil
lip calmly, and when Cynthia had
complied with tb request he sorted
them deftly and threw an envelope
across the tabl to Allen. -"Read that
aloud," be commanded brusquely. -
Allen Lane read In bia very harsh ac
cents: "Dear Nephews I trust that by this
time la ended the long Journey com
bined with hard work, which, my lads.
Is the greatest treasure in the world,
(f you bad listened to tbe maunderlngs
of your poor old nncle you would have
-smembered that be haa repeatedly
told you thnt tb island of Borneo la
the only country In the world be bad
never visited. To the on who had the
patience to listen to an old man and
who proves It by bis recollection of
the above facts I have given my for
tune. Which on of yon three have re
membered the dull tales of your tedious
old uncle? I'll wager It la my quiet lit
The brothers , looked 'sheepishly at
each other and then at Cynthia, who
waa weeping softly. Aa by on accord
their harsh faces softened and they
stretched their hands acrosa tb tabl
toward her. while the little lawyer
smiled beneficently over all,
Heart to Heart
BARE TUT AND BOOKWORMS.
Blewlnas on the, little man,
Bsrsfuot boy with ebesks of tan.
With thy turns sp pantaloons
And thy merry whistled tunl
Bareroot days! , ' '
Remember tb time when yon fairly
breathed tbrongh your bar feet, when
to wear shoes meant suffocation? Uow
luxurious a pool of water, bow lush
tb dwy grass) i . ' .
To be sure
Sometimes tb rata of the road made
locomotion alow and cautious and tbe
and grew bot to tbe middle of tbe
And sometimes tfaer were thorn la
the wood pimture!
Remember bow you sat down aod
took the poor foot Into your lap the
alow dripping tears tracing a channel
of cleanliness on tbe sole and plucked
tb thorn away? And tben. limping
off. mindful of tb stone bruise ou
your heel, bow soon your burl was for
gotten! Thorns? Occasionally, but weren't
tb rosea sweet la those olden, goldeo
Ah, that thou shouldst know thy Joy
Ere It psws . barefoot boyt
Well, w knew our Joys all right la
those days, even aa we knew our aor
rows, bat-the boy of the future?
If the hookworm experts have their
way there will be no more barefoot
boy with cheek of tan for Wblttlers
to writ about.
Tou have beard of tbe bookworm?
It la the deadly cause of laxlness to
boys, and.lt paralyses the systems of
grown men. Well bow do you sup
pose the hookworm does Its work?
Through barefoot soles!
Which explains much. It waa tb
hookworm that made you long to loll
tn leafy shades and loaf beside still
water. It waa the bookworm that got
Into you through bare feet that caused
you to forget your tasks while you
dreamed of turreted castles or frond
ed palms and lovely hourl, which made
you see visions of whit presences on
the hills and all that glorious some
thing afar from the field of boyish
Hookworms, my dear sir!
And If you had known you could
hav explained to your doting but
tern parent tbe strange lassitude thnt
crept over you when fold to fill the
wood box or hoe tbe cabbages. Uook
worms! Poor boy of tb future! lie will
nvr know barefooted happiness. The
bookworm will "ketch him if be don't
All too soon his fet must hide
In the prison Mil of pride:
Lose the freedom of the sod.
Ulf a cit'e for work be shod.
make, a food friend. In friend
ship men look lor peace and con
cord and torn measure of content
There are enough battles to fight
outride, enough jarring and joiilmg
in the street, enough discord in the
workaday world, without having to
look lor contention m the realm of
Ihe inner life alto. There, if any.
where, we ask for at, end of itrife.
l-nendthip is lha sanctuary of the
heart, and the peace of the unclu
ary should brood over h.HUHh
Black, . - -
An Irish Journal bnd'thls gem In an
swer to a correspondent: "We decline
to acknowledge tbe receipt of your
Which Is very mncb like the Corko
nlan who traveled Into Kerry to an In
ultlng enemy to "tell blm to bis face
that be would treat him with silent
contemn " '-linden Ti.rtis. .
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IXPENDITUP.ES ON COUNTY
ROAOS, POR MONTH OP AUGUST
District No. 1. ,
J. W. Monroe , '. j.oo
Miller, Mowrey Lumber . Co.lM0
I." P. Coffman 5,49
Wilson A Cook jjo
Kelly Hardware Paint and Furniture
Company 3 jj
A. B. Klrkley .' 64.00
J- A- Uvle 1J760
O. A. Battln ii0M
C E. Battln M28
P. Palmer ..
Dan Oaffney ...
Clev Battln ...
M. B. Caffney
H. A. Battln
The Mllwaukle Prlntrif
..t HftlvilU VUMI
District No. 2.
James Johnson 1750
Norman Lirndor ' jooo
nes " M
JooWlcklund , a
mu ?yer J2
W. Dennett .titn
R. M. Noah : 'I'"
w. n. smith ";IJ
District Ma .
W. W. Cook, .., ' ' '
- v vimnJ
C. Hanks .
J. C. Kennedv
B. D. Nelson ...
Walter Thebo ..
I W. Mlley ....
R. Henrlck .....
Henry Troa. .
Herman Oerhardus 8r! '!!."
Herman derhardua! Jr
1 ' Dl," N. 6,
P- Wllmartb .
U Pltner ................(
U Rltier -1
J. A. Iml 1
W. H. Card
J. W. Root
Harry Bafford 1
District N 7.
Ed TnCyck J
Uenry Tn Eyck - 1
District N. I
W R Allan -
O.. Melntyr J
D. W. Dougla
R. C. Murray
Dirt riot N. ft
rEatacada llercaatll 0a
Dlitriot Ne 1- I
Eatacada Mercantile Ca '
McCurdy Lumber k Br4w
P. E. Tbomaa
A. Yocum f t
C. Duncan 77.rr. v.. ":
O. CaWf V- .
f-l fn.tlak .
H. WOOtr y
J. Duu 1
P. Rhode ....4 ,
R. 8. Ludlaw -j
T. Beeb . I
J. H. Tracy , V" t
U Palmaaoer "'
W. Rhode I
A. Wooly ' j
C. McKenney "' j
rrea jaarsnau - j
Prank Marahall t
B. Marahall "'""1
O. Coupland ""C " I
C. Dean '" j
H. Hwtt ,""""
E. Duus '"''"1" ,
J. Calif -' V
B. Bebee " t
E. Tracy '
R, Mattoon V"
Dlatrlct N. 1'-, j
John B. Smith
P. 8mltli ""'""Z 1
O. L Clyd-
W. H. Smith
Dltrict N f in
L, Punk ,. I
A. Funk . , 1
O. Oaakall , I
P. W. RUbhoff "
' District N. 1 j
n. P. Linn .....m"m 1
O. Kunzrnan 1
L. Derrick 1
R. Of Cpl " '. 1
L. H. Maddag
C tl Smith m 1
O. F. Olbh 1
T. l Sinclair , I
W. M. Smith
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