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It was. It seemed, a somewhat com
plicated proceeding to get to Etretat.
In half an hour a train wouia leave
for Beuzeville. where we must transfer
to another line to Les Ifs. 'mere a
second transfer would be necessary be
fore we could reach our destination.
How long would it take? Our in
formant Rhrucared his shoulders with
fine nonchalance. It was Impossible to
say. There had been a heavy storm
two days before, which had blown
down wires and damaged tne nuie
spur of track between Les Ifs and the
Amid this Jumble of uncertainties
one definite fact remained a train was
to leave In half an hour, which we
must take. So we hurried back to the
boat and finally were shut into a
compartment two minutes before the
Then, in that first moment of Inac-
Hrirr tho four of Martisnv came back i
upon me. Had he really gone to the ho- j
tel? Had he deemed us not worm
watchine. or had he watched? Was
he on the train with us? Was he able
I looked out cautiously from the win-
'dow, up and down the platform, but
saw no sign of him, and In a moment
more we rattled slowly away over tno
t An licur's run brought us to Beuze
Eville. where we were dumped out, to
gether with our luggage, In a little
frame station. An otflcial Informed us
that we must wait there three hours
for the train for Les Ifs. Beyond that ,
he could not say. j
"How far Is Les Ifs from here?" In
quired my companion.
"About twelve kilometers, monsieur
"And from there to Etretat?"
"Is twenty kilometers more."
"Thirty-two kilometers altogether," i
'said Mr. Royce. "That's about twenty
miles. Why can't we drive, Lester r
Certainly it seemed better than wait
ing on the uncertain railway, and we
set at once about the work of finding
a vehicle. I could be of little use, since
English was an unknown tongue at
Beuzeville, and even Mr. Royce's
French was sorely taxed, but we suc
ceeded at last in securing a horse and
light trap, together with a driver who .
claimed to know the road.
The road was smooth and level, and In
an hour and a half from Beuzeville we ;
reached Les Ifs, and here we stopped
for a light suppor. We had cause to
congratulate ourselves that we had se-
learned that no train would start for
Etretat until morning. The damage
wrought by the storm of two days be
fore had not yet been repaired.
Luckily for us. the moon soon arose.
go that we got forward without much
difficulty , though slowly, and an hour
before midnight we polled up trium
phantly before the Hotel Blanquet, the
principal Inn of Etretat.
v rr E were op at an hour which
astonished ttMtttU (at keep
VV er o the ian and ioonlred
. the location or fee ode of
steps away" In' the Rue Alphonse Karr,
but would not be open for three hours
p.t least. Would messieurs have their
coffee now? No, messieurs would not
rmrp their coffee until they returned.
Where would they find the residence of
the registrar of births his residence? !
That was another matter. His resi
dence was some little distance away,
near the casino, at the right We
rhould ask for Maitre Flngret. Any one
could tell us. When should 'messieurs
be expected to return? It was Impos
sible to say.
We set off along the street, leaving
the Innkeeper staring after us.
"Maitre Flngret?" we Inquired of the
first passerby, and he pointed us to a
little house half hidden In vines.
A knock brought the notary himself
to the door, a little dried up man, with
keen face and eyes incredibly bright
My companion explained our errand In
lnhorlous French, supplemented by
much gesticulation it Is wonderful
how the hands can help one to talk
and after a time the little Frenchman
caught his meaning and bustled away
to get his hat and coat, scenting a fat
fee. Our first step was to be an. easy
one, thanks to the severity and thor
oughness of French administration,
but I admit that I saw not what we
should do further, once we had verified
the date of Miss Holladay's birth.
The notary unlocked the door, showed
us into his office and set our chairs for I
us; then he got down bis register of
births for 1870. It was not a large
book, for the births at Etretat are not
overwhelming in number.
"The name, I think you said, was
Holladay?" he asked.
"Hiram W. Holladay," nodded Mr.
"And the date June 10?"
"Yes; June 10."
The little man ran his finger rapidly
down the page, then went back again
and read the entries one by one more
Blowly, with a pucker of perplexity
about his Hps. He turned the leaf, be
gan farther back and read through the
list again, while we sat watching him.
At last he shut the book.
"Messieurs," he said quietly, "no
such birth Is recorded here. I have ex
amined the record for the months of
May, June and July."
"But it must be there!" protested
"Nevertheless it is not here."
"Could the child have been born here
and no record made of it?"
"For a large fee, perhaps," suggested
"In Paris that may sometimes be pos
sible. But In a small place like this I
should have heard of It"
"You have been here for that length
of time, then?"
"Oh, yes, monsieur," smiled the little
man. "For a much longer time than
Mr. Royce leaned forward toward
him. He was getting back all his old
power as a cross examiner.
"M. Flngret,' he began impressively,
T am cmite certain that Hiram Vf.
Holladay and his wife were here dur-
tnf the roonU of May, Jtjna ama jwy,
lata, aad tbaUrhUe ttttwert ban
aaugnter was Dorn to them. :TMnis
again. Have you no recollection; of
them or of the event?"
The little notary sat for some mo
ments with knitted brows. At last he
shook his head.
"That would be the height of the sea
son, you see, monsieur," he said apolo
getically. "There are a great many
people here at that time, and I cannot
know all of them. Nevertheless It
Reemed to me for a moment that there
was about the name a certain f amil-
larlty as of an old tune, you know,
forgotten for years. Yet it must have
been my fancy merely, for I have no
recollection of the event you mention."
There was one other chance,, and I
eave Mr. Royce the clew.
"r Tfinp-rpt " he csked. "are .you
j acquainted, with a man of the name
of Pierre Bethune?" .-:
And again the notary shook his head.
- "Or JasDer Martieny?"
"I never before heard either name."
We sat silent a moment in despair.
Was our trip to Etretat to be of no
avail? Where was my premonition
now? If we had lost the trail thus
early in the chase, what hope was
there that we should ever run down
the quarry? And how explain the
fact that no record had been made of
Frances Holladay's birth? Why should
her parents have wished to conceal lit
An hour had Dassed. the shops were
opening and a bustle of life reached ns
throueh the oDen door.
The -first train for three days is
about to arrive." said the little notary.
Aeain we fell silent Mr. Royce got
nnt his nurse and nald the fee. We
had come to an impasse a closed way.
We could go no farther.. I could see
that the notary was a-hungered for his
roll and coffee. With a sigh, I arose
to go. The notary stepped to the
door and looked up the street.
"Ah," he said, "the train has arrived,
hut it seems there were not many pas
sengers. Here is one, though, who
has finished a long lourney.
He nodded to some one who ap
proached slowly, it seemed. He was
hofore the door, lie passed on. XI
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That is 'the man!" I cried to Mr
Royce. "That is Marti gny ! Ask who
ha really Is."
He understood on tne instant anu
caught the notary's arm.
M. Finsrret who is that man?"
The notary glanced at him, surprised
by his vehemence.
"That" he said, "is Victor Fajolle
He is Just home from America."
"And he lives here?"
"Oh. surely on the cliffs lust above
the town, the first house. You cannot
miss it, buried in a grove of trees. He
married the daughter of Mme. Alix
some years ago. tie was rrom I'aris.
"And his wife is living?"
"Oh. surely she is living. She herself
returned from America but three
weeks ago, together with her mother
and sister. The sister, they say, is
well Ana he finished witn a signin
cant eesture toward his nead.
I saw my companion s face turn
white. I -steadied myself with an er
'And they are at home now?"
"I helieve so." said the notary eying
him with more and more astonisn-
ment "They have been keeping dose
at home since their return. They will
Itermit no one to see tne mvaua.
"Come, we must co!" I cried. "He
must not get there before us!"
Bach session of congress gives
rise to renewed reports of a new
mansion for the nation's chief
executive. This is no exception,'
although the discussion indulged
this year is quite vague. Since
1 the nation began giving to some
branches of the government
family beautiful homes, the con
sistancy of improving upon the
ancient and rather shapeless
marble pile known as theWhite
House, grows more apparent.
mere is one sue wnicn every
Washington heart leans toward
tor the new structure, this being
the northwest section of the city,
where there is a sightly little
knoll of about the rcnntrpfl arr
age for commodious executive
buildings. This site has been
unapproachable in the nast. the
owner placing a prohibitory
pnwc upon 11, our nope ourns
strong here that the time will
come when the new White House,
which is expected to be a most
elegant palace, will surmount
tnis eminence. It is in the
heart of the rapidly-developing
fashionable quarter of the city,
and while not very close to other
government buildings, at the
present day will be very fit as the
site for the President's home.
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Motice to Creditors.
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
has been duly appointed by the County
Court of the State of Oregon, for Benton
County, administrator of the estate of Henry
Holroyd, deceased. All persons having claims
against said estate are hereby required to
present the same it the office of J. F. Yates,
properly verified is by law required, at Cor
allis, Oregon, within six months from the
Dated this 13th day of February, 1906.
W. S. McFaddbk,
Administrator of the Estate of Henry Hol
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Program, 10 O'clock A. M.
"What Should School Expect From Home?". I. N. Edwards
"What Should Home Expect From School?" M. M. Waltz
"Formation of Character" J. H. Edwards
"The Old and New" J- Irvine
'Education, Its Value to Individual and State" E. H. Belknap
; T. T. Vincent
Sup't Geo. W. Denman
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