Jwith.his roses drew aear. .'Every
one shopped talking at -the sight
of. him, but none spoke to him.
As -if to protect his flowers
from, further ruthless invasion he
passed swiftly through the
crowd," darted into the doorway
and 'ran up the long stairs. -Up
another flight he -hurried, and
then another, on each landing
hugging his. roses-tighter, fearing
that the ,very darkness might rob
him of his gift.
The door at the head of the last
flight stood wide open. This "was
his home, "room and "bedroom,"
where his mother and he lived.
The boy now took the roses in
both hands and held them far
out before him and as he'stepped
over the threshold his small old
face-broke in'to a glorious smile.
A woman in a calico dress, her
sleeves,pushed above her elbows,
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room. In this the hoy dimly saw
a couple of strange men. They
were bending over the bed. An
other woman was holding a lamp
high above her head.
"How did you know to get
white flowers?" whispered the
woman with the bare arms.
"They'll do to put on her coffin."
FROM SCRUBWOMAN TO
$300t000 IN A DAY
. Battle Creek, Mich., March 7.
Miss Jennie Spauldin'g, yester
day a scrubwoman and kitchen
drudge in an old folks' home, is
today the mistress of a $300,000
estate in California.
The girl, who has worked at
the White Memorial Home here
for a number of years,, learned to
day of her father's death a year
ago in California. He left all of
The father, Stephen Spauld
ing, deserted his family 18 years
ago. Jennie's mother died short
ly afterward, -and Jennie went to
worjc at the institution. ,
Her father married the second
time, but died intestate a year
ago, and it was through the filing
of an application, by M. S. Bow
man, who claims to be a son of
Spaulding's second wife, to be ap
pointed J guardian for Jennie
Spaulding, the only heir, that the
girl learned of her good fortune.
HOODOO GETS OVER ON
LAKE SHORE TRACKS
Cleveland, Ohio, March 7.
The hoodoo that follows the 18
hour trains between New York
and Chicago switched over today
from the tracks of the Pennsyl
vania and settled down on the
Lake Shore road.
The Twentieth Century Lim
ited on the latter road, running
into Cleveland at about 50 miles,
jumped the track one mile east
of Collingwood, "side-swiped,"
a switch shanty and killed the
switchman. One passenger was
seriously injured and ten slight
ly hurt. The engine remained on
The Rest Was Easy.
She I am weary of being a.
He Well-er-do you know I'm
a bit sick of being a spinster mans
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