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iliey were glad to-see him back".
Everyone greeted him as they
had always done, simply and yet
".It's good to be here," where
-there's1 no toadying to me," Geo.
- told himself. "They still think
I'm as poor as I was when I left
here five years ago. It's certainly
good tofget away from the toady
ing with which everyone tries to
'ingratiate-himself with me."
At his uncle's house the latter's
attorneys' read the will to him.
Then, to George's intense sur-
. 'prise, he found that his uncle was
,'a millionaire and had deeded his
entire property to his nephew,
.. George: was a millionaire, many
times wealthier than he ever
"hoped to become.
"That-means goodby to my
. home here," he told himself bit-
, terry. "When the people here find
tout how' wealthy I am they'll
change toward me.H
As George sat on the. steps on
his uncle's home thinking about
this part of the affair, the station
master wandered up and famil
iarly seated himself on the steps
beside George. The later told
himself that he knew just how the
- station master's attitude would
change when he told him about
the fortune. Instead of that,
George got the surprise of his life.
"I don't suppose you'll'live here
now thatlyou got all that mon
ey?" suggestedthe station mas
ter. "You know about my uncle's
-foj-tune?" gasped George.
"Sure,"-the station master re
pliedv ".We knew ivhen he made'
it in a lucky -strike in some min-
ings stock about four years ago, .
and he told everyone hewas-go-ing
to leave-it to you. I suppose
you heard nothing about it be-,
cause youdidn't'correspond with'
anyone here. We re glad you got
it, George, because-we like you."
"Everyone knew it when I came
in the village today?" ? ,
"Yep, we all knew it that "was
why the lawyers wrote for you,
But where you going to live,
George? Going to travel?"
"Not on your life," cried Geo.
jumping up. "I'm going to set-
tie right here among my real,
true friends at home !" t
Asburv F. Lever, representa-"
tive fromorth Carolina, has de-
dared war on the
Elgin butter trust.
by reporting a Dill
to reduce the tax on
10 cents to 1. He
believes that the
lower price of but
ter substitutes will
bring the butter
trust to time in
James J. Hill, the
railroad king, has
invented a machine
for d i s c o v e ring
bumps on a railroad.
don t need a
machine' to -firfd
The sunbonnet is what brings
an eclipse of the Son.- - . if