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. .r. , , Future King of England In the uniform of a naval cadet at the royal Na.
j ' ; , . val college , Osborll ! : , Isle of Wight. Prince Edward Is the thlrteen.yea..old .
.P''I grandson of King "dward and son 'of Edward , Prince of Wales.
W ONCE. ' Ci . . s. . OW HOMEiESS
, . E'x.MAVOR OF NEW YORK TOWN
IS EV > ICTED.
Jeremiah Casey , of Edgewater , N. V. ,
1.0se8 Fortune In LItigation-Rise
; md Fall Due to HI Inven.
Now Yorle.-At ono tlmo affiuent ,
Jeremiah Casey , formerly mayor of
Edgowator , on the Palisades , the oth.
er day was ejected from the homo ho
had bought three years ago and ; a11
the possessIons bo had leU In the
world were sot out In the streot. HIs
wife was so shocked by thIs latest bIt.
ter experience that she co11apsed and
had to be placed In a doctor's care.
Casey's later years have been full of
bard luck and litigation. About all
the money he once possessed has been
spent In lawsuits.
HIs prosperity and adversity are
due almost entirely to his inventlvo
gonlus. Several years ago he Inv.ented
. a naIlIng machlno. The device could
take the requlslto amount of timber ,
after It l1lld bean sawed to the proper
length , and make a box of it as good ,
Sf not better , than ono made by a car. ;
penter. A company was organIzed to
build the machInes nnd put them In
operation. Casey asserts ho was not
I , treated properly by the concern. At
nny rate ho lost his Interest In the
patent and in the comIJany as we11.
" . , . That started a long line of legal pro.
ceedlngs whIch dragged through many
courts and took much monoy. Casey
COST OF SHR
Southern Pacific Railroad Will Pay I
Out About $1,180,000.
San Franclsco.-Accldent Insurance
pollclos , $200,000. Re ular Ilfe poll.
. cies , $320,000. RalJroad damage set-
tlementa ( estimated ) , $600,000. Dam.
" age to traIn , etc. , $60,000. Total ,
These figures represent the finan. '
clal 1 > haso of the recent terrible wrecle
of the Shrlners' traIn at Honda ,
, . north of Santa Barbara , in whIch 32
, tii\ ' men and women were killed and 16
: . . . . [ badly injurod. InquirIes by the railroad -
road officIals IndIcate that many of
! the Shrlners who wore killed had ac.
. cident policIes , which contained the
usunl specIfications tlmt the amount
bo doubled in ca90 of death In a train
wrock. Ono company wlII have to pay
accident losses amounting to about
$176,000 , and Rnother company about
It has been ascertained that prac.
tically all the
Shrinors who were
killed had left insurance ] 101lcles In
* varying al110unts In about sIx or seven
companIes. The total of these poll.
cles approxlmato $320,000.
The Sou thorn Pacific under the law
of this state has no defense against
claims for damages by these Injured
and the relatives of these killed. 'rho
compan ) ' has effected S01110 sottlo.
monts ami w1l1 settle al1 the cases as
qulcl.ly as 110sslblo. One of the rail.
road oll1clals expressed the OIlnlon
collected the records of these trIals
and several hundred pages of scrapbooks -
books were needed to hold them.
Back in the days when ho was prosperous -
perous he bought the old Bayard Cut.
tIng homestead on the Palisades , opposite -
posite One Hundred e.nd Tenth street ,
and went there to lIve with his family.
Instead of beIng a haven of rest , the
place proved to be another source of
legal difficulties. Ho said ho had good
reason to belIeve ho had paid for
more land than he found specIfied in
the deed. Moro lawsuits were started.
Then his taxes , to hIs mInd , were too
high for the property , and ho refused
to pay the assessmont. Threat of a
sale o.f the land for taxes brought an
adjustment , but the property had only
just begun to give trouble. There was
a mortgage on it. This , in the course
of tUne , was foreclosed and I the property -
erty was sold at auction. Dr. M. S.
Ayres became the owner of the Casey
home. The doctor took no stops to
oust Casey , and It seemed as if unkInd -
kInd fate had doclded to gtvo a short
respite to the former mayor.
A short time ago , however , Dr.
A'ers sold the homestead to a manu-
facturlng concern. Desirous of build-
a now plant , the company asked
Casey to get out. Ho refused , assorting -
ing ho had a right paramount to
theIrs. They did not thInk BO , and
constables , ejected Casey. " -
Nollle Casey , daughter of the onetIme -
tIme mayor , was a schoolmate of
Grace George , and Is now a member
of MIss George's company.
rNERS' "I RECK.
that the company would get off by settlIng -
tlIng In the aggregate f r $600,000.
Under the law of thIs state , save in
the case of contrIbutory negllgonce , a
railroad company pl'l1ctlcalIy Insures
the lIfo of a passenger holding a
ticket he has paid for.
ISLOOP GOES TO JUNK PILE.
Historic War Vessel Condemned and
Sold for $4,210.
PhlIadelphla.-After having weath.
ored storms for nearly three-quarters
of n century the old
Louis has been sold by the governor
to a junk dealer of thIs city for $4,210.
The vessel was condemned by a board
of surveyors at League Island navy
yard , and It was decIded by the navy
epartment that it should bo sold , the
upset ] Irlco beIng fixed at $3,300. The
graat amount of COIJper In the old
hulk made It more than usually val.
'rho St. Louis was built at Washing.
ton in 1828 , and Was the vessel wIth
whIch Capt. Ingraham overawed an
AustrIan squadl'On In the harbor of
Smyrna and secured the release of an
Amol'lcun cItizen who was hold a
prIsoner on the AustrIan flagship.
Callt. Ingraham cl-ared for action and
served notlco that ho would open fire
on the squadron If the man was not .
fHI1'rendel'ed by a cortaln hour. Before -
fore the tIme lImit Oxplred the man I
, was sent on board the St. Louis.
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R01 ANCE Of SERVANT
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FORMER HOJSEKEEPER WEDS
, WESTERN MILLIONAIRE.
Was Once CompanIon of His FIrst
Wlfe-Succeosfull ) ' Invcsts Sav.
Ings , Thcn Educatcs Hcr.
Bclf and Travcls ,
Spolmno , Wnsh.-Anno. Larsen.Po >
torson , born of humble parents In
Sweden , has become tbo wife of D. C.
Corbin , mllllonalro rallrond bulldor
and sugar mntlllfacturor , presldont of
the S1101mno International Railway
coml\tly [ , whoso lIne ho built ufter I
selling the S1101mno Palls & Northern
railway to the Great Northern Railroad -
road COl1l11l1ny. The woddlng took
place at 1\1t. Vernon , N. Y. , Ma ) ' 22 ,
and was not made public until the
couple arrived in Spokane a few da's
ngo. Mrs. Corbin is 36 years of age ,
while her husband Is 70. ioso frlonds
say it was n love match.
1\Irs. Corbln' rotuanco reads moro
111,0 ono of 1Ians ChrlsUan Andorson's
fa h' ) ' tales than a story of modern Ufe
In the active and vlrllo northwest.
'fhe daugllter of a smaH farmer in
rural Sweden , as n l tUo girl she
dreamed of the future , and before she
attained her majorIty she came to
AmerIca , 1I1co many of her countrymen -
men and , , "amon , to Imllrovo her sta.
Uon III life.
After workIng in various house.
holds in Now England and the mlddlo
western states , she came to Spokane
12 years ago and entered the homo of
D. C. Corbin as houselwoper and
companion to Mrs. Corbin. She gained
the friendship of 1\Irs. Corbin , who
assisted the gIrl wIth her education.
ShorUy before Mrs. CorbIn died , six
' Anna married
) 'ears ago ,
terson , at that tlmo identified with 0.
locnl hardware tlrm , but they lived to.
gether only a few weeles , and two
years afterward the young woman ob.
talned a divorce at Tacoma.
Before her marrlago she Invested
her savIngs in r lty. which she sold
profitablY , and with the l1roceeds wont
to Chicago and placed horseU under
instructors , afterward goIng to Bas.
ton and New York , whence she went
abroad wIth a teacher and three ether
pupils on an oducatlonal tour.
She traveled extensively a year ,
and In the meantime entered Into correspondence -
respondenco with her former employ.
er , who asked her hand In marrlago I
three years ago. She gave her can- i
sent several weeles ago , when 1\111.
CorbIn started eastward on a business .
trIp , and they were married at the
home of a frI'end , the brIde being gIven -
en away by her brother , Hjalmor Lar.
son , who is chIef draftsman for the
Spokane International system.
Mrs. Corbin Is , of the Swedish typo
of bea ty and has light hair and blue
eyes. She Is a brillIant conversationalIst -
alIst and speaks EnglIsh with scarco.
Iy a trace of accent. She is also can.
versant with the French and German
languages. She is n member of the
Swedish Lutheran church , and It Is
saId by Intimate frIends that she will
use conslderablo of the fortune placed
at her dIsposal by her husband In assisting -
sisting her countrywomen and In
works of charity.
Through her marrlago she becomes'
the mother-In-law of the earl of Ox.
ford , whose wIfe Is Mr. Corbin's
BOY HAS PLAN TO FEED HORSES.
Automatic Labor-Saving Device Is the
Work of Fourteen-Year.Old.
1\lIddleboro , Ma8s.-ono of the most
unIque displays In the homo work de.
partment at the recent exhIbition given -
en by the pupils of the publIc schools
was the automatic horse feeder made
by Arthur Ripley , a 14.year-old high
school student. VIsIting teachers and
superintendents were 111uch interest.
ed in thIs labor-savIng devIce , and the
young eloctrlclan was kept busy durIng -
Ing the exhibItIon explaining his feeder -
er and demonstrating Its usefulness.
It consisted of a largo box with two
partitions for the dIfferent Idnl1s of
graIn , the bottom of which was hung
on hinges. A lover which held the
bottom In position was connected with
the alarm gear of n common alarm
clocle , whIch was put In a small box
on the sldo of the grah } receptacle ,
' 1'ho tl 110 of the clock In front carre- I
sI10nded wllh the time on the clock In. I
sldo the box. ;
'fhe alarm Is set at the time the !
horses are to be fed , and the farmer I
could then go about his other worle , I
and at the proper tlmo the alarm
would go off , releasing the lever and I
dropping the bottom of the box , which I
allowed the grain to fall Into the i
manger In front of the horso. A smnll
olectrlc light Is attached to the uJlllOr
side of the clock box , whIch shows the
farmer where the box Is without R
lantern , so that the possibIlIty of set.
tIng fire to the barn Is avorted. Each
day the box Is filled with grain and
the lover adjusted.
"Specs" Needcd by 100,000.
Now Yorlt.-The board of education
has voted to asle the health dellllrt.
ment to 111l\lto an expm.t examination
of the eycs of all the children in the
public schools to find out e > : actIy how
fnany would need glasses. Commls.
sloner Stern saljl to estimated at
least 100,000 chlrdren would requlro
sllectacles. Ho declared 'lhat "aU at-
tell1Ilts t4" educate these half-blind
children under pl'Csent conditions
means so much sleer waste of mone\ '
to Nev. . Yurl , . " Ho said the clt ) . mmt
provldo Ilasses fol' the atJIlcted pupils
at. once 01' clso regret. Its refusal
, throughout the g nerntlon.
tREATMENT INDUCED A CHILI. . i
Remedy Glvcn In Hospital Tent MUllt
Have necn Plcasant.
The cnptaln tolls n. story which run ! !
somothlng 111m this : In camp ono
morning the first oorgeant rel10rted
that Prlvnto 13- had a chill , "Is It
a sorlous ono ? " asked the captain ,
"W"l1 , sir , I don't know just how sorl.
ous it Is , but It's a big ono , for it
scorns to bo all over him , and ho
weighs 200 pounds. On seolng him
the captain found him looking rather
blue , and Instructed the first sergeant
to send him to the surgeon in charge
at a corporal.
Soon after brcaltCast the captain
saw the corporal and asl\Oll him how
the man was getting on. "Oh , ho's
all right now , " was the rep ! ) ' , "I toolt
him up to the hospital tent , and when
I'snw what Ithul of melllcino the decor -
or gave him I hnd a chill too.-Army
and Navy Lifo.
THE REORGANIZED NEW YORK
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
The now Board of Trustecs ot the
Now Yorle Lifo Insurance Company ,
chason by the polic'holdors under the
Armstrong laws , hns tal\On charge of
the com11l1ny's affairs and has begun
the worle of reorganization.
In choosing the principal officers of
the C0ll111any , the Board has ndhored
to the idea that 0. lIfo insurancQ com.
pany should be managed b ) ' IIfo In.
suranco men. The now president Is
Darwin P. KIngsley , a college bred
man of good Now Englal1l1 stacIe , who
has been in the company's servlco In a
variet ) ' of capacltlos for a IHriod of
nearly twenty ) 'ears. In the parlance
of lIfo Insurance , ho "began with the
I rate boolc" and has advanced stop by
step up to his I1resent position.
The first vice president of the company -
pany Is Thomas A. lluclmor , who hns
served the company for more than n.
quarter of a century-Indeed hns
never had any ether , business connec-
Associated with these mon are
others long trained in the company's
servIce , each an oXl10rt in his own do.
partment of worle. 'Vm. E. Ingersoll ,
who has for many years had charge
of the company's great business ir ,
Europe , is ono of the second vice pres.
dents , and wilI continue at the head
of the company's office in ParIs.
Rufus W. Weeles , who has beoIin , ,
the company's service for nearly forty
years , ranks next to Mr. Buclmor as
vlco president , and continuous us chief
actuary of the company.
The policyholders have eX11rcssed
theIr belief in this company in no un.
certain terms. The upheaval In lIfo In.
suranco within the last two yenrs has
resulted In 11 great deal of mlsundor-
standing and policyholders , alarmed on
matters whIch were not very clear to
them , have been disposed to glvo up
theIr contracts at a heavy sacrlfico.
This hits not been true in the New Yorlc
Life to any great extent. The company -
pany had $2,000,000,000 inauranco on
its boolts when the lIfo insurance in.
vestlgation began , and whIle the laws
of the State of New York now do not
permit any company to write ever
$160,000,000 a year ( whIch is about
one.half the New Yorle Lifo former , ] ) '
did ) , the company's outstanding business -
ness still exceeds $2,000,000,000.
Policyholders generally wilI bo stilI
further reassured by th1s action of the
noard , as it places at the head of the
company to protect their interests men
: > f thorough training and unoxceptlon.
Injury from Mosqultoc .
Now Jersey has many places Ideal
In eltuatIon and accessIbility , and ono
ouch place developed rapidly to a cer.
lln point and there It stood , halted
by the mosquitoes that bred In the
surrounding marsh Inntls. Country
club , golf , tennis and other attractions -
tions ceased to attract when attention
\vas necessarlly focused on the biting
or stinrlng ] 10StS that Intruded overy.
where , and the tendency was to sell
out. But the owners were not ready
to quIt without a 11ght , and an im.
provement society was formed whIch
consulted with my office and followed
my advice. In one year the bt1 e 0'
the breedIng area was drained , mos.
, ultoes have slnco been ahsent al.
, nest entlrl ' ; one gentleman , not. a
largo owner , either , told mo his prop.
erty had incrcased $50,000 In value ,
and now settlers began to corne In.
'rhls year ono of the worst breedln
areas of the olden day wnu used ar
Ii camping gerund , an 100 new resl.
dences al'O planned fOl' next year.-
Prof. John B. Smith , In the Popular
. Sclenco Monthly.
With :1 ProvIso.
' 'When unl\'ersnl peace Is finally es.
tabIlshed , " said Alfred H. Love , the
president of the Universal Peace unIon -
Ion , in n Inten'Iew In lhllallclphIa ,
"then many a man who now ridicules
the peace movement wilI claim to
kavo been Jts lifelong champion. It
Is always so. We thump and irick a
pOfJr , weak , struggIlng movement at
Its Inception , and when It has succeed.
ed and no longer needs our help , wo
Ilve : It the most soIlcltous support.
There was once a young Illlly whoso
betrothed , a very poor 'young man ,
was about to set out for South Amerl.
ca to Beek his fortune In the rubber
trade. As ho toole hIs leave of her the
night before his departure , he said ,
tremulously : 'And you sw ar to bo
true to mo , Irene ? ' 'Yes , lIeber , ' crlod
the girl ; 'yes-If you'ro successful. ' "
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Has Forgotten Her English.
M o. MOdjeska for 25 yearn was a
bousehold name amen theater.goers ,
rot now tho.t she Is wrltlnc her
I memoirs she IH\'S Rho ! lnds It necos-
I Bary to go hacle to her natIve Polish
and rely upon the flcl..lces of a tl'l1I1IJ'
I Inter to romalco her hoole Into Enc.I I
Ilsb.-Chlcago Evening Post.
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When Abby Cleaned Up
1" " Sophie Swett
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( Iollyrlght : , by Joscph n. lJowles. )
"SellnY'R down Wln1 n fever , " snItI
lItrnm Hogers , slowl ) ' , aftOt' nnother
swnllow of corree.
"You don't sa'I" oxclalmod hlB
wlfo. "A fever ? Well , 1 don't know
as it 2s to ho wondered nt. I won't
say thnt IIho nln't neat , seolng shc's
'our only sister , bul she docs lIve so
bUII ett ) . nl1l1 cluttered np. "
"Sho's so I'heumntlc , it must bo
hard fOI' her to Iteoll her house In order -
der , " snhl AblJ ' HogorB , aged 18 , from
the end of the talJlo. "I saW in
through the window OI1CO , nnd 1 just.
ached to got In nnd clear Ul1 for
Abb ) ' had n firm , round , plnlt-choole-
ed fa'o anll the crlnltly hl1lr that Is
saId to denote onergy.
"How CIUllO ) 'ou to loole In at the
window ? " deml1ndod her fl1thor ,
sharJl ' .
"I wont to set the ) 'ellow kltton
out of hOl' llcar tree. She helped mo ,
a 1111 seemed \'or ' Ithul , but when I
thanlccd hOl' she salt ] aho had only
dOlle It hecnuso she didn't wnnt n
Hogol's Idtton In hcr } 1eal' troo. "
Hiram HogOl's ch clc1od. "That's
Selhl ) ' all over , " ho said.
"Poor SeHny ! ' 1 can't say that I
0\01' thought 'twas jUllt right for ) 'our
fnthor to cut hOl' off with $600 be.
cause she wouldn't Ivo up Alvin
Gctcholl , " snltt Mrs. Hogers , . reflectIvely -
Ivoly to her huabl1nd.
"We 111wlYII meant to do Aomothlng
towards 111111dng It U11 to hol' , Horace
and I , " snld Hiram Rogers , unwont.
edly communicative , an'd reaching for
anothel' doughnut , "If she hadn't been
" 0 cantanltol'OulI , and the proport ) .
hadn't run down so. Wo'vo had about
all wo coulll do to get alollg. " He
shu led a IIltlo unenslly as ho s1101te ,
"I s1111\1080 \ Jane I.oggott Is nursing
Aunt Soli ny , " said Abbr , slow ! ) ' .
"Sho'8 old and almost bUnd. She
won't make things nny neater. "
"Land ! I don't SUll110S0 your Aunt
Sollny would let anybodY meddle with
her things , an 'way , " lIald Mrs. llogors ,
rIsing from the tablo.
" 'Rlnh ! Uriah ! " called Abhy , clear.
Iy but cautiously , at the bacle door.
Hel' bl'other UrIah , 17 , ' and as tnll ns
his father , thl'ust his head out nt
the hen.houso door , and obeyed Ab.
by's mys erlousl ) ' becltonlng fingor.
"I wnnt you to go down to Aunt
SellllY'S with me. " she whispered.
Urlnh was al1t to argue-and agree.
Abby loolced back as she climbed the
orchard wall and saw , as she eXl1ect.
ed , that ho was followIng hor.
Jane Lemott lived at the poor.
house , when there was no one who
would give her 0. homo for her care
"I wllI take the responsibility-if
you w111 ' please say nothing , " saId
Abby foIl ullOn the kitchen first.
"Who would have thought that It wns
a Idtchen , with a box or hUdgot th
evH' ' corner ? " she said , with uplIfted
Abby reatorod the boxes and hud.
gets to theh' places consclontlously ,
after she had cleaned the corners
where they were IIllm-In ) the Itltch.
en. In the shed IIho was not qulto so
scrupulous , She said to UrIah that
the , } ' mIght have 11 onfil'O nncl burn
the rubhlsh thnt was l111ed up In the
loft-moldY leathel' plllOW8 , moth.eat.
en rugs and brolcen baslwts antI
' 1'he "loft" was formed of three or
foul' rough hoards placed across the
I beams of the unfinlsh' shed. It was
I cO\'crell thickly with dust 111111 fes.
tooned with cobwobs.
UrIah llid as ho was hidden wIth.
Aunt Sell ny's fever was a slow ono.
It was four weokl ! after the cIenning
da ' that .Tano Leggett was , ono morn.
lng , discovOl'ed rhoumntlcally climb.
Ing the orchard wall and breathlessly
ntruggllng UII the orchard slope.
"She's 'most had a fit ! " she an.
nounced. "Sho wa'n't well enough
to get UlJ , but she would , she was so
anxious ahout her things. She knew
somehody had heen meddlIng with her
thIngs , and sho's heon har)1Ing ) on It
o\'er since. So rol up she would , and
I had to tell hOl' tha t you had heenanll
cleaned up for hel' . Sho's goIng , on
about her attic. She Raya ) 'ou hove
out her attic. "
"JIer attic ? " echoed Ahby , amazed.
" 'l'hat place that she had up aloft
In the ohell. She saId 'twas all the
attic she had , and nobody wa'n't
nothing without IlIl attic. She keeps
wrInging her hands and sayIng
she could have borne anythIng
hut to have hOl' attic hove out.
She calculates to go to Carmel 1\1on.
day , to see her' second cousin 1\Urandy ,
that's sent for her to como. She hasn't
been way fro homo for 16 ) 'ears ,
but she says sho's so upset hy the
loss of her attic thnt it doesn't maRe
any dtrreronco what becomes of her. "
Abby droPPed upon the wIndow seat ,
as Jane Leggett hurrIed back down
the orchard slope. ' 1'ho firm , rounded
cheeltH under the sweoplng Cal1 were
not ] Ilnle , but scarlot. And the sweOl'
Ing cap became t1. thlnldng cap for as
much as an hour.
"Father , Darius Blalm says clullen.
terln ! ; Is slncle. " hegan Abby , and her
mother pulled hOl' . dress to stop her.
"Don't go at him that way ; you'U
glvo him a strolw. something , " she
whlsperClt. But Ahby went on , In splto
of hOI' lIlothel"s wamlng twitch.
"So ho wm worle ut a low prIce ,
A1JII I wunt Aunt Sellny to have nn
I "To hnvo what ? " oxclalmed Hiram
I Rogers , from hili favorlto sent on the
: wood box lJesldo the stove. Abby told
the whole story ,
"Darius Blalto says that for $300 ho
would 1'I1lso the roof and malto an at.
tic aU ovnr her IIttlo hOl1so. " Abby
went straight on , breathlessly , al.
though her father did not loolc up.
" 'l'horo's a hundred dollars of , my
schooi mono ) ' that I'vo saved , and I
want ) 'ou aud Uncle Horace to glvo
the rest , "
Hiram Hogors arose slowly nnd wont
towards the door. Ills wife callOl } him
anxlousl ' , I\S If she oxpccted him to
have 1strolto then and thoro. He
went on without n , yard and shut the
door behind him. But it opened ngaln
after n. momont.
"I'U see whnt Horace says , daughter -
tor , " he said.
It was almost a month Inter lhnt
Aunt Sollny eamo hollto from CarIne1.
'l'horo wns f1 Slow on her seamy choeles
tl1l1t lool\Od as If the fever might bo
Ihlgol'Ing , but It renlly was causml by
I1I1per In her 110cltot-n. musty , yellowed -
lowed ] 1apOr that second cOl1sln MI.
1'Ondy Slocomb lUlil found In her hus-
balul'o old secrotary.
Abb ) ' , watching' , ns she did every
night , snw the stuge stop at Aunt So.
lIny's , and flow down over the orchard
slolle. Aunt Sellny was standing otoclc'
still In the road , bllnldng in nmazo-
mont at the l1rotty dormer window thnt
shone 111 the sunset light above her
bby al1peared before her , fiushod
" 1-1 felt sorry for the mlschlof I
did-throwing out your-your attic , "
she stammored. "And-and father nnd
Uncle Hiram helped mo to build the
now ono- "
Aunt Sellny stared o.t her fixedty ,
amazedly. Then suddenly her bard
face qulvorod and brolto IIlco 11 wInter
pool In the sun.
"I have wl1nted an attic torrlbly , "
f ho said. "MyoId thlngs- "
"Thoy'ro aU safe U1 in our attic. I
, . - - -
Abby Appeared Before Her , Flushcd
hop9 'YQu'1l come and i'at : them yourself -
self , " said AbJy ! , eagorly. Aunt So-
IIny lll1d , mid that she novel' would
sot foot in UIO old house again.
She wallwd Into her own house and
shut the door. But as Abby turned
away It was 0110ned again.
"Maybo I'll como up , " said a trem.
It was on a Saturday , and less than
a weele afterward , that she came.
Abby let her In , and she walleed , wItlr.
out n worll , directly up the olll , tamll.
Iar attic stairs.
"I wlsh't you'd lot mo go alone , " she
said , quaverlngly , to Abby. "Thero's
somothlng that I want to think out
alono-amongst the old thIngs. "
'Vhon aho came down , two hours
arter , she said that she hnd gatherecl
her things together , and would send
"You-you may como and see mo if
) 'ou'ro a mind to , " she saId , I1nd sud.
denly drew Abby towards her and
' ' 'l'horo's 0. queer story afioat , " saId
Abby , at the supper table , a week
after. "It came from 1\Urandy Slo.
comb , up at Carmol. It seems that
she found a wlll of grandfathor's
among her husband's papers , and It be.
queathed to Aunt Sellny her share of
his proporty. It was dated just before
his dath. "
An Ironical smllo flIclccred about
her father's mouth. "Guess wo should
have been al1t to hear of it from Se.
llny , " he said.
Abby went thoughtfully up Into the
attic , where Aunt Sollny had "thought
thIngs out. " There were tiny bits of
paper scattered In a corner , as It n.
letter had been torn up. Abby gathered -
ered them un and tried to pleco them
tosether ; but It was In vain ; they were
so small she could only make out the
hoadlng of a legal document and her
grandfather's name , "Hezelc1ah Rogers -
ers , " in the shalc1ng hand of an old
She ran down across the orchard ,
holdIng up her apronful of the bits of
papor. "It Isn't rIght ! You must have
your own , " she said , standing rIsldly
UI1r1ght , "a Daniel como to judgment , "
be fore Aunt Sellny.
" 'Sh ! " whlspored the old woman.
"How " did you fInd It out ? I wrote to
l\Uralldy not to sny a word ! I'vo got
) 'ou and an attic , and that'a all I
wan t. "
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