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CHAPTER XIV Continued.
f'Mr. Doremus!" Bha ejaculated. '1
heard something about Hall's losing
money his uncle's will, you know
that was a mistake, wasn't It?"
"How a mistake, Miss Dallys! I
wasn't aware that you were 'interested
in the' subject, and hardly know to
what you refer."
"Why, It was all in the papers this
afternoon wasn't It? Everybody knows
' "Ah," said the lawyer, "I would ad
vise you not to put too much faith in
the papers, Miss Dallys."
"But It Bald that Hall would let his
uncle's money "
Rosamund, who had Joined her,
broke in "If he was married on or .be
fore his twenty-eighth. birthday "
Mrs. Royalton was also in it, excited
ly "And he's twenty-eight tomorrow
no, it's today!" .
Mr. Doremus stood, with his hands
behind his back, watching them im
passively. "Ah, .my dear ladies, that
just shows how little one can depend
upon the daily press. 'On and after,'
reporters love such expressions. " They
positively seem to think that no docu
ment is complete without that par
ticular term "
"But isn't it 'on or before'?" they
"Not at all. Not at all. The phrase
is, to the best of my recollection, 'be
fore he has attained his twenty-eighth
birthday.' In the interpretation of the
law, one's birthday begins at midnight
preceding such date. Mr. Bonlstelle's
chances for Inheriting, therefore, lapse
at twelve o'clock."
One and all turned to gaze at the
clock. "And now, it's ten minutes
past!" cried Carolyn.
"So it seems!" said Mr. Doremus.
"And now, ladies, is there anything
else I can do for you? If not, I must
rejoin Mr. Hassingbury and discuss
his legal arrangements." With a low
bow he passed at once out of the room.
For a moment, the three ladles, non
plused, were dumb. Then, slowly, Rosa-
mund turned to Carolyn, all her rancor
gone. "Well," Bhe said, "don't that
beat anything you ever heard in your
It was evident by Carolyn's ironio
smile that she considered the remark
inadequate, but even she could do no
better. Mrs. Royalton was more ef
fective. She burst into tears.
Rosamund began to storm. "Why,
It's no better than stealing! That's
the only word for it!"
"Lord, don't be a fool," said Carolyn
finally, "we got the wrong tip, that's
all. But I seem to see, now, why Mr.
Hall was in so much of a hurry."
"I'm going home!" walled Mrs. Roy
alton, dabbing her eyes.
"I'm not, till I give him a piece of
lay mind!" cried Rosamund.
' "Hush! Wait a minute!" Carolyn
whispered. "Is that he out in the of'
flee, there, with Miss Fisher? You
wait here', girls, I'm going to call him
in!" Leaving Ahem, she walked Quietly
to the door.
"Hall! Oh, Hall!" she called sweet
ly. Sue smiled as if upon an angel.
"Come in here a minute, will you? I've
got a little surprise for you!" She
darted back, and took her place with
the others, three in a line.
He came in smiling, saw the three
outraged ladies, and stopped, with an
embarrassed grin. "What is it?" he
managed to say.
"Oh, Hall, Hall, you've broken my
heart!" Mrs. Royalton wept again,
"Hush up, Rena, You let me talk.
Miss Gale, will you? I'd like to hear
Just what this particular sort of cur
can find to say for himself!"
"Guilty!" said Hall, seeing the use
. lessness of protest. "Now go ahead!"
"Have you got any face to stand
there and calmly acknowledge"
Carolyn broke in. "You deliberately
deceived us, then all three!"
"Just exactly as you deceived one
Another!" he could not resist adding.
At that, all three broke loose to
gether, and, for the next five minutes
Hall Bonistelle faced the musie. It
was not only useless, but impossible,
to answer them. He stood, with bis
arms folded, bowing and smiling sar
The stiletto was Carolyn's weapon,
but for Rosamund, the bludgeon. "Aha,
little Jack-the-Lady-Killer, are you?
Three at a shot, eh?" sang in between
"You're a cad, Hall Bonistelle, you're
a liar and a cheat!" Poor Rena could
but feebly pinch -him with reproaches;
she was dissolved in her woe. So it
went, spitting, pounding and blubber
inghe ought to be horsewhipped,
someone's father or somebody's broth
er should thrash aim! It was an out
rage and a disgrace. What if they
called in the company to publish his
rascality? They were glad, glad, glad
he had lost his money; it was good
enough for him!
It was then that Hall saw a great
light. He gave a laugh that stilled
"Oho! The money! So that's why
you were all suddenly so keen to
marry me, was it! Why, I don't see"
how you women have the nerve to
look me in the face! Why, a woman
LEFT MAIL IN HOLLOW STUMP
"Poat Office" Used fc Pioneer Easily
the Oldest Building Used for That
Purpose In America.
The pioneers of the Northwest often
made use of huge trees hollowed out
by fire or decay. Some of these "tree
houses" they occupied as temporary
residences. Others they used as shel
ters for stock or as primitive barn.
Only one, however, ever had the dis
tinction of being a United States post
"Jove, I forgot the ring. Of course."
He fished It out or Ms pocket, ana guidlng influence in the timing of en-
looked at her queeriy. eaeements. it had to Dlay its part in
"Why, you didn't throw It away, did thi f haQ . gmj, mtle
you? it was income of her own and Leonard's last
'Of course I did. Don't you remem- . d , . nlB lega, educa.
urn ( nuw put xi uu. mwci a iu 1 tlOD
glad you didnt get a diamond! The dav before Leonard got the ot-
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ecstatically, holding another ring lnlm.r-ied gl8ter came home. and. as , 4 ..... .,J t-
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Ms hand-. plain gold band Herei lhe opened her traveUng bag, she thought aIg0 of Leonard Mffll wh0
, , ,. .v .Vfl tnrew a new maSazme Yor ou ""Mwas reported doing wonders profes
those women out of the way and bed Tne cover attracted Jane, and glonall ut wnoge8occagionai letter,
you've said 'yes Lord, I feel like cele- ,h)lB nfir glater took . nall Jane toov . ' . , .
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bratlng. Say! Lets get married to- the magazine out in the yard by the Throlleh"thB RhB , h
night! What d you say? ulae buBne8 andi turning ldiy through hon ot ,,, w 4W ha
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D- ninnuitv ana FersDeciive. 1 aia i.. n.n t. tv.
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will do anything for money, then, will
she? She'll cheat, and lie and cut her
best friend's throat behind her back-
by jove, you're the coldest-blooded set
of female vampires l ever saw in my
life! It's a revelation to me! So
that's all you- wanted, eh? That's why
you all hung fire this morning, and got
me into this confounded mess oh, you
wanted time! Yea, time to Investi
gate my finances, of course and then,
when you do get wind of this devilish
old legacy, then you're all after me on
the gallop, like a pack of Siberian
wolves falling over one another to
see who can get to the telephone first!
Well, thank God I found it out In time!
Thank God I'm free of all three of you,
you lying, back-biting, mercenary, two
faced hypocrites! Well, it's all over,
now. I advise you to train your guns
on Cousin Jonas!"
There was a disagreeable pause.
When the pot calls the kettle black it
is uncomfortable for both; Then the
three women, their rage and disap
pointment still unappeased, swept out
of the studio and left him alone. Rosa
mund went out, surly and lowering,
Carolyn sarcastic to the last, with a
bitter smile upon her lips, Mrs. Royal
ton abjectly weeping, hurling her faint
reproaches with a lessening might
She turned at the door to pull the
ruby ring from her hand, and, with all
of Flodle's abandon, if with less of
Flodle's Justification, tossed it at him,
He drew a long breath, and dropped
into a chair. It had been a very bad
five minutes; it was a relief to have it
over. What next? The music still
continued, but it would soon be time
for his guests to be leaving. He knew
he ought to go out into the other
rooms and play the host but he could
not. It was impossible for him to see
again the three ladles who must just
now be making their scornful exit. As
soon as they were out of the way, he
would do his best with the others.
He knelt down on the floor and be
gan to search for the ring.
"Are you in here, Mr. Bonistelle?"
came Flodle's gentle voice at the door.
He jumped up and faced her. "Yes,
She came in timidly and gave
glance at the clock. "Yes, It's all over;
the money's gone!" he said calmly.
"Have they left yet?"
She nodded, smiling. "They're all
making up to Jonas with all their
might. By the way they talked, you
must have had a pretty lively time
with them." Flodie sat down demurely.
"I should say so, Flodie! Three
ladies have told me tonight rather ex
plicitly that I'm a cad. What d'you
"You're not!" Bhe cried. Flodie sat
up indignantly, her eyes blazing.
He gave her a quick surprised look,
and his face lighted with hope. It
was the first time their eyes had met
in perfect accord. It was the first real
"Then" he hardly dared to say It
"have you forgiven me, Flo?" -"Have
you forgiven me?"
"You! For what?" It was evident
that she need not fear him.
Flodie cast down her eyes a mo
ment, then raised them boldly. "For
"Pretending that I didn't care." Flo
die, suddenly embarrassed, jumped up
and walked away, from him. Hall made
a leap for her. He caught her in his
"Oh, do you care, Flodie? Do you?
Do you? Even after all this?"
He kissed her ardently -full on the
Flodie extricated herself from his
grasp. "Isa t it ot course u s very
nice. Hall It's awfully. nlcer-but isn't
it Just a little well, premature?"
She brought It out timidly, but her
face showed her rapture.
He dropped his arms and stood, sud
denly disconcerted, then laughed nerv
ously. "Why, surely you ought to be
lieve me now,-Flodle! I'm right back
to where I was this morning no for
tune, no prospects just working for
my living, and quite head over heels
Flodie giggled blissfully, "Do you
want your eggs boiled two minutes,
this morning, Mr. Bonistelle, or
He smiled and shook his head.
"Yes, it's all over I'll have no mil
lions to offer you, after all, Flodie. I'm
Just a poor devil of a photographer.
Don't you believe me now?" he repeat
Flodie was trembling. "Believe
what, Hall?" she hung her head. "You
haven't said it, yet!"
For a moment he stood looking at
her, puzzled, then a broad grin spread
over his face. "Oh!" he cried. "Well
I guess! Is that it!" Jubilant, now,
he approached her with playful mock-
romantic airs, knelt and put his arms
around her. "Will you marry me,
Like a flash she lifted her head, ker
faoe still dripping tears. "That's the
idea! Now there's some style about
that! The answer Is 'Yes!'" she ex
claimed, and burst into laughter al
most nysiencauy. men me lurueu By CATHARINE CRAIMER.
and gave a glance at we cioca. . w)lBOn.g marred sister had
"Thank God!" said Hall fervently. not mo home for a visit Just at the
"Flodie, isn't it great to be in love tlme Leonard Mills was leaving
really in love?" He hugged her tight Springfield to take up practice with a
"Flodie, you're going to be my wife, IeadIng jaw nrm jn Chicago there is
did you know it? My wife, Flodie! every probability that Jane would
You're going to be Mrs. Hall C. Boni- have become engaged to Leonard be-
stelle! I'm going to marry you up as fora n6 eft A proposal had been on
quick as ever I can before I lose you the ena of Leonard's tongue more
&Sall!" than once, as Jane well knew, but
"Oh, you'll never lose me, Hall, ,.nHi hB h.A nrosnects more encour-
never, never, never!" She paused and Lging tha Wg scatterlng civil cases
nAAnA bmViIv "anA T'm onrflllltf snrrv ... ..... l.
-"'-"j in tne circuit court gave mm 11 wasni
now I threw awa that ring!" Lractlv Drudent to become engaged.
While prudence is not always the
ors so largely to her that the resolt
was the most satisfactory of the many
similar apartments she had decorated
during her two years with her Aunt
Outside it was a drizzly November
day, but within the apartment there
were color and comfort and cheerl
ness. Jane dropped down in a tapes
tried armchair by the living room
window which overlooked the Hudson.
As she looked about her cozy, home
like room she sighed heavily as she
thought she must leave it all now and
see it no more. She felt homesick for
just such a home of her own. As the
rain trickled down the window glass
a tear trickled down Jane's cheek.
Then her mind went back to the
old home in Springfield, where she
had been but twice since she took up
her busy life in New York. The last
time was to her brother's wedding, a
year ago. She could Imagine them
all as they would be at this hour her
mother sitting by the wood fire, her
brother's wife crooning a song to the
wee baby, and watching the clock for
the time when her husband would
Then suddenly the smile on his face
faded, and he gave a gesture of dis
may. "Oh, Lord!" he exclaimed dlsap
"No use, Flodie, we can't do It!"
The title sounded almost as heavy gound of Mra nelftflflld'a voice com-
to Jane as some of the legal terms lng out of the eIevator broke jane-g
Leonard sometimes lei sup in nis cuu-1 revere
versation. She frowned as she be- . ,..,,,. t tn
gan to read, but gradually Bhe be- and ,gn.t u jUBt the worst luck tnat
came fascinated as she found it to be PRn,t ,. lt .,., Hh(, ,.
the story ot a girl who had thought
Why not, nail 7 uan 1 ait. iroremus w.aif in lnv with her bovhood
marry us? He's a Justice ot the peace. sweetneart untn Bhe lived for a time
Didn't he saj he'd marry you if you away from hlm among men ot the
Wanted I wnrM Whon aha returned, with
"Oh, it isn't that d-n it all, I'm many new lnteregtg in ufei Bhe found
such a fool I forgot all about the 11- tnat ner boyhood Bweetheart was still
cense! Confound it, its a shame! ,,..toj tha infti hBnnBn.
Just my luck! We'll have to wait till
Flodie suddenly disengaged herself
from his arm. "You wait a minute!"
She ran to the door, looked into the of
fice and called "Alfred!" In another
Ings. He listened with only moder
ate patience and no interest to her
enthusiastic accounts of the phases
of life she had glimpsed while in the
city, where her aunt's home was a
center for people who were "doing
minute sne was joineu ny iu jamior. thmgg ln various professions. As
Hall waited in perplexity and wonder. tne tlUe oI the Btory BUggested, per
Alfred's apron was removed, he spective revealed so much about her
shone in tne run glory 01 ms evening sweetheart that propinquity had con
cealed that the girl shrank from him
and accepted with eagerness her
aunt's invitation to return to the city
to make her permanent home.
Jane discovered that the story was
in two parts, and to be concluded in
the next issue of the magazine, but
part one had set her thinking in a
direction that led to her refusal to
enter into an engagement with Leon
ard Mills when he called for that spe
cific purpose the night before he left
"But Jane," protested Leonard, "it's
been tentatively understood all along
that we'd marry some day." S
"And, Leonard, that Is the very
reason why neither of us has got far
enough away from the idea to see
whether it really appeals to us from
choice or just from habit. We've been
set aside for each other by our fami
lies and our friends until it all seems
a matter of course that we should
marry." Jane lpoked straight ahead
ot her at an old engraving ot a pair
ot lovers in Its QMint gilt frame on
"Jane, is there somebody else?"
1 1 T .. .1
.... . 11. m ao&vu ucuutuu.
"You re a ima, nan Bonieian.
I Rif J -
saying. "But if you want to send that
telegram you'd better go back down
to the office, tor my telephone is not
in, and lt will be an hour before I'm
ready to go. I've ordered tea Bent up
from the cafe. Come on up when
you're ready." '
She came on into the living room
as she concluded the last remark over
her shoulder, and Jane heard a faint
response in a man's voice as she rose
to greet her patron.
"I could hardly resist making be
lieve It was all mine," said Jane smil
ingly as she waved her hands to in
dicate the cozy apartment.
"And I can hardly resist tears when
I think it can't be mine after all. The
doctors have ordered my husband to
southern California, and we're going
to Btart next week."'
"Oh, I'm bo sorry you must go, and
bo sorry your husband hasn t im
"It is because he refused to go when
the doctors advised it; now they or
der it." After a walk through the
apartment Mrs. Delafield returned to
the living room. "I was just telling
my cousin, who Is locating in New
York," she added, "that he would have
to find a wife and take this apartment
off my hands. Here he is now. Come
in, Len. Miss Wilson, let me present
my cousin, Mr. Mills."
The words were the only things
commonplace about the introduction
Mrs. Delafield stood astonished as
Leonard grabbed both of Jane's hands
and Jane looked pleased to have him
do so. She read enough between the
lines of their partial explanation to
think it advisable to leave them alone.
So she went for a final look at the
tiled kitchen and bath, whose perfect
equipment had been her especial pride.
When she returned, only fifteen min
utes later, Leonard led Jane to her,
and, with a sweeping bow, presented
her as the future Mrs. Mills. A flash
T APPEARS strange that the
greatest of American prehistoric
ruins, those now Inclosed in the
Mesa Verde National park in
southwestern Colorado, should have
escaped discovery until 1SS8. Years
before, innumerable ancient ruins left
in several other states by the ances
tors of the Pueblo Indians had been
described and pictured. They bad
been the subjects of popular lectures;
brothers, John, Clayton and Wynn',
they have also carried out excavations
during which a number of extremely
interesting finds have been made."
Like Great Apartment House. . :
Spruce Tree house has a distinct
likeness to a gigantic hotel built in a
cave with a crescent-shaped roof, the
floor ot the cave being fifty feet above
the bottom of the canyon and the root
eighty feet high. Its total length ia
they had been treated in books of J 216 feet, and its greatest width eighty-
science and books of travel; tbey had
become a familiar American specta
cle. Even the ruins ln the Mancos
canyon ln Colorado were explored as
early as 1874. W. H. Jackson, who
led the government party, found there
many small dwellings broken down by
the weather. The next year he was
followed by Prof. W. H. Holmes, later
chief of the bureau of American eth
nology, who drew attention to the re
markable stone towers so character
istic of the region.
But these discoveries attracted little
attention because of their inferiority
to the better-known ruins of Arizona
and New Mexico. Had either ot the
explorers followed up the side canyon
of the Mancos they would have then
discovered ruins which are, in the
words of Baron Gustav Nordensklold,
the talented Swedish explorer, "so
magnificent that they surpass any
thing ot the kind known ln the United
Monument of Bygone Ages.
Baron Nordensklold thus describes
in his book, "The Cliff Dwellers ot the
Mesa Verde," the discovery ot the
wonderful dwellings in this side can
yon of the Mancos:
"The honor of the discovery of
these remarkable ruins belongs to
Richard and Alfred Wetherlll of Man
cos. The family owns large herds ot
cattle, which wander about on the
Mesa Verde. The care of these herds
often calls for long rides on the mesa
and ln its labyrinth ot canyons. Dur
ing these long excursions ruins, the
one more magnificent than the other,
have been discovered. The two larg
est were found by Richard Wetherlll
"No, Leonard; but neither you nor
suit, still Bootless. Alfred was pale I know enough of others to know
pale as a ghost, and his eyes were big whether we really want to marry each of pleaBed gurpriBe passed over Mrs,
nil ad. His llns were working nerv- other." nHlaflnld'n face.
ously, as if he were repeating some- "I don't have to know others to .,0hi then you w)11 take tne apart)
thing to himself. Flodie, her band in Know inai 1 warn 10 marry you. wuy, ment won.t you?,. ghe exciamed.
his arm, walked down to Hall Bonl- Jane, 11 wasni una you 10 00 laming
.teiie , like this. Don't you love me the least
"Now. Alfred." she said encouraging- little bit?"
ly, "you tell Mr. Bonistelle what we "I like you sincerely, Leonard; but
did this afternoon." whether I love you as I ought to love
"Alfred!" exclaimed Hall, "what has the man I promise to marry, I frankly
he got to do with It?" do not know. You are going into a
" hope you won't be offended, Mr. life entirely different from what
Bonistelle," Alfred began timidly, you've known," she continued. "Your
clasping his hands tightly ln front of ideas will change and you yourself
him. "it was a ereat liberty to take, I will unconsciously chango. If I re-
know, but Miss Fisher asked ma to main here I shall not chango, and you
and I knew lt would be all right. And might find me very uninteresting
if it hadn't been all right, Mr. Boni- from your broadened viewpoint when
etelle, I'd a-done it just the same, if you return ln later years. Your sense
Miss Fisher asked me to, Mr. Boni- ot chivalry wouldn't let you tell me
s telle! I told her I would and I did. so, and it would mean misery for both
I asked her would she ask me some- of us eventually when we had time to
thing hard to do, Mr. Bonistelle, but I see the mistake we bad made."
didn't believe that nothing could be 10 1 "Don't talk nonsense, dear: that
hard as what she asked me, Mr. Bonl- could never happen," ploaded Leon-
stelle, and it was the hardest thing lard.
that she could ask!"
"Flodie, can you translate?"
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
And they took It immediately.
(Copyright, 1916, by the McClure Newspa.
American slang was never more
easily studied ln London than today,
what with "crook" plays at the thea
ters and screen legends at the cinema.
It was at a picture show the other
evening that I sat up a fraction of an
Inch on seeing these words dazzle
Keep the soft pedal on your nat
ural Instincts, or you will slip your
It seems excellent advice, though I
should not know quite how to para
phrase lt. Other cinema legends
seen just now are
"I am going the route.
"It requires only about ten minutes
for women to learn to slather it."
"When she wanted him to show her
get a new outlook on life, and then 'he brl8ht 1'8nt be be8an t0 RCt llke
9 I 1 . . it rrt ii-t 1 nr 1.1
when we meet on a Diane where we qmuer. 1. r.s iuuou neemy,
can eet a ttersuectlve of each other
we'll know whether wo really look Take Your smaii Kroms.
The Blancy ter- mw did you mane your great ior-
"Oh, yes lt could, but it won't, be
cause I'm going away also, where I'll
In places were rooms original'
ly three stories in height, the final
story at present having no roof ex
cept the top of the cave, but most ot
the rooms now to be seen are on the
first floor, although in some places a
second story is Btill standing. There
have been traced 114 separate rooms la
this great structure, besides eight sub
terranean ceremonial chambers,
known as klvas. . It has been estimat
ed that the building had a population
of about 350 natives.
Cliff palace, the second ot these im
portant ruins, is nearly three times
the size of Spruce .Tree house, and
has over 200 rooms. It was repaired
ln 1900 and now presents a very re
spectable appearance to the visitor.
Like Spruce Tree house, it is ln a
cave, the root of which arches about
seventy-five feet above lt, and is lo
cated in Cliff canyon, the floor ot
which is several hundred feet above
the level ot the canyon, lt is ap
proached by means of steps cut in the
rock, and ladders. ' "
Deep under the debris which cov
ered the lower entrance ot Cliff pal
ace the excavators found the ancient
entrance to the building, which leads
by a gradual slope to the center ot
Castle Is Most Wonderful.
Only recently there has been discov
ered, across the canyon from Cliff pal
ace, the most remarkable ot these re
markable ruins a cut-and-polished
stone citadel, already known as the
The stone edifice Is built in the
shape of an enormous "D." The ver-
' " ' .L
American False Limb Boom.
American artificial limbs have an good to each olhor
excellent reputation in Europe, pootor mination of Jane's higL-flown speech tune
?" someone . asked Lord Roths-
Eisenberg recently presented before was accompanied by a nervous little
the Imperial Society of Austrian Doo- laugh.
tors a man who had lost legs-and "Whore on earth are you going,
arms ln an electrical explosion ln Jane?"
the United States. He had been pro- "i'm going to Now York to study
vided with American artinclal limbs, artistic designing and decorating.
and on returning to Austria, due to "Sounds vague to mo," said Leon
his great energy, is able to do all ur(i- ,"vhy can't you learn that sort
kinds of wont, ine man is now neing of thine in ChicaKO?"
sent to the various Austrian hospitals
ln order to show the soldiers who
have lost limbs what they can do with
the use ot artificial ones.
Flodie inexplicably burst mto tears.
Hall was alarmed, but he managed to
keep his wits about him. "Quick, Flo
die. for heaven's sake! There's some
body coming! Will you?"
office. That stump ia ln Clallam coun
ty, in the state of Washington.
In early days the settlers were wide
ly scattered, and it was a long Journey
over rough trails to the post office.
Carriers could do no more than leave
mall at some central point. The big
cedar stump, 12 feet in diameter and
reduced to a shell by fire, was a base
from which a number ot trails radi
ated. By common consent it brcame
the post office for a wide region. The
settlers put on a roof of cedar shakes
and nailed boxes round lti interior,
Fusible Tin Boiler Plug.
The investigation of fusible tin boil
er plugs has been completed at the
bureau ot standards and presented tor
publication. It Is believed that there
can now be no excuse for boiler ex
plosions from imperfect plugs if ths noxt year making plans tor your own
bureau findings are followed, namely, uomo w.n me, but" Leonard's voice
"Oh, I'm going to Mow York to be
properly chaperoned by Aunt Amy;
she has a charming studio there, and
gets big contracts for furnishing and
decorating BUites and whole housos,
and Bhe has '.oiis of interesting
"Well, I've rothlng to offer you to
tako tho place ot all that; but there
seems little left for me to work for
now. i d uopca you wouia spend tne
"By always selling a little too soon,"
was his reply.
When, as a very young bank presi
dent, Effingham B. Morris had regret
ted the sale of bonds before the big
rise came, A. J? Drcxel patted him
upon the shoulder and gave him this
"My boy, never grieve over a small
profit. Save your regrets for the times
you will have to take a loss."
Rothschild and Drexel meant exact
ly the same thing If you wait to catch
a whale you may not even get enough
fish for supper. GIrard, In Philadel
to use tin to 99.9 per cent purity and
free from zinc, a requirement easily
met. but which has not been the
actual practice in many cases.
which they marked with their names.
There was a large box for the out
going mail. There were no locks,
but the mails were never tampered
This primitive post office was used
for more than a year. It has been
carefully preserved and is annually
visited by hundreds of interested sight
seers. The stump Is believed to be
over 2,000 years old, which clearly ee-
"Dear Leu, please don't feel that
I'm trying to hurt you; it's as much
for your sake as my own. Besides,
not having the impending burden of a
wlfo will make It easier for you to
give your whole mind to your profos
sional work the first years."
"Years? How long Is this notion of
yours going to keep us apart, I'd like
to know?" Leonard was not yet con
vinced of the wisdom ot the plan, but
all bis arguments failed to shake
Jane's faith in it, and so tbey said
cood-by as friends only.
1 . I I . H .. . I ..
tabllshes Its right to the distinction of ne " l"!"B " ,U"B "
being the oldest post office building Is V'"1", ' n m Z ZZ
America! -Youth's Companion furnished for Mrs. Delafield. who had
lell me selection ui uuuermis auu cui
Irvln Cobb Now a Colonel.
Old Irv Cobb has bought him a house
and a line piece of meadow land up
on Hudson creek, where neighbors are
tol'ably close an' help plentiful. Ac
cording to the usage of his native
state, Mr. Cobb now becomes Colonel
Cobb, his now house having more
than three chimneys. Cincinnati
A Call Down.
Mr. Bragg I object to being called
a "gay Lothario." Of course, I am not
engaged to any particular girl, but
Miss Snappe Of course, you're not,
If she were particular you couldn't be.
and Charley Mason one December day
In 1888, as they were riding together
through the plnyon wood on the mesa
in search of a stray herd. They bad
penetrated through the dense scrub to
the edge of a deep canyon. In the
opposite cliff, sheltered by a huge
massive vault of rock, there lay before
their astonished eyes a whole town,
with towers and walls, rising out of a
heap of ruins. This grand monument
ot bygone ages seemed to them well
deserving of the name of the CliS Pal
ace. Not far from this place, but ln
a different canyon they discovered,
on the same day, another very large
cliff dwelling. To this they gave the
name of Spruce Tree House, from a
great spruce that Jutted forth from
"During tha course of years Richard
and Alfred Wetherlll have explored
the mesa and its canyons ln all di
rections. They have thus gained a
more thorough knowledge of Its ruins
than anyone. Together with their
tlcal line ot the "D" measures 132
feet, while the circular wall measures
24S feet, a mammoth affair covering
nearly a city block. The architecture
Is perfect, the stones are polished to
marble smoothness and every stone
joins its neighbor with exactness.
Tbo walls are hollow and filled
with tiny rooms, from which doort
open into the main court. So far no
doors have been found through this
outer wall, and it Is supposed that en
trance either was made from the top
by way of ladders or through a tunnel
down under the walls.
Inclosed ln the walls are circular
stone rooms, called klvas, supposed to
have been meeting places tor the men.
Probably twenty such rooms are in
cluded in the main court.
Pottery of exceptionally beautiful
design and workmanship has been
found in the interior ot the walls.
The finger prints of the women, who
evidently laid the stones, are ln the
I clay between the stones.
OREGON HAS GREEN PETUNIA
Saw the Sign.
"I thought you told me you wore
going around to that china decora
tor's to look for a job?"
"I did. But there wes a sign out
side, Firing Dally.' "Judge.
By one of nature's curious "acci
dents," a green petunia has been
evolved at the state fair grounds,
which Is attracting attention of flor
ists. Discovery ot this floral freak
was niado by Professor Peck of the
Orogon Agricultural college.
So far as Professor Peck knows, no
petunia of this color has ever been
grown and he Intends to preserve
Blips from l.ho plunt in ordor to grow
a full bed of this peculiar flower next
year. In the riot of purple, red, pink,
whlto and other si ades of petunias
cn the grounds, the green petunia Is
almost lo-'t, but close Investigation
will Bhow the observer the blooms
catlcrod among their more brilliant
low the grcrn petunia originated is
jot ot-e ct nature' secretB, but Pro
lessor ruck says thnt It may have
sprung either from seedling stock, or,
ts hfl is more inclined to bolleve, be a
bad vsrlntlon from the Pride of Port
land or Irvlngton fluauty. These two
varieties were planted In the beds
early this season. Salem (Ore.) Dl
patch to New York Times.
"Razor all right, sir?" queried the
tonsorial artist. "Would you mind
lotting me have a look at lt?" said
the victim In reply. "Certainly not,
sir," answered the other. "But why
do you wish to see it, sir?" "Oh,
morely to see If you had not mede a
mlstuke in calling It a razor," said
the victim. "I thought perhaps It
might be a piece of old barrel hoop."
"West Not New."
It will never do to talk about the
"now" West. Dr. Charles D. Walcott
says that near Helena. Mont, are
found the oldest animal remains now
known, and also the oldost au'hentlo
vegetable remains. Some yoars ago
he discovers' the remalni ot crablike
animals, suggesting In form fresh wa
ter crabs found the world over. '