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THE SUBURBAN CITIZEN rCiTIZENWASHINGTON CITIZENWASHINGTON
WASHINGTON D C CThe C CThe
The per r cllpit capita debt of Boston 1s 1so
30 o more than that ot New Sc York CityAfter City CityAftlr
After New e York with 1 n per capita cnpltnlcbt capitadebt
debt < of l1 115 come owc Clnclllnntl with
82 2 Baltimore with Ith i8 7S Plttsbur Pittsburgwith Plttsburwith
with SOS 18 Buffalo with 45 4 St Louis LouisWith Louiswith
With 533 33 and Chicago WIth 10 10I 10u
u I Camille Flammallon the wellknowu Well Welltnown
tnown Paris scientist expresses theoplulon the the4Illnlon
4Illnlon that the revival ot volcanic volcanicactlvlty olcanlenctllt
actlvlty nctllt In the West Indies Is II wen wencce menrice
rice to all the French old En English Englishislands lIsb lIsb2s1ands
islands In the Antilles lie believes believeslbnt bellces1hnt
1hnt the northwestern portion lor lon of Mar Marunique lInr1lnlqup
unique wlll finally disappear alto altot altogethcr
gethcr t atbcr atbcrIn
4 In Russia when n weapon of nil nilkind nur nurkind
kind Is purchased n permit must be betcured besecured
secured from the local nutborlUes nutborlUesThe nuthorltesThe
The name of the nan who makes the thepmchase thepurchase
purchase with the number ot theweailon the theweapon
weapon Is recorded It the Purchaser llurchaserevel Purchaserever
ever wants to dispose of the weapon weapenhe weaponhe
he must notify the authorities and andcause andcause
cause the transfer to be recorded on onthe onthe
the books of the I1rm which sold it itWhile ItVhlle
While the lima bean Is grown In Infcgetnble 1nsegetable
fcgetnble gardens for local or home homeuse homeuse
use In nearly every State In the Union Uniontts UnionIts
Its culture on an extensive scale as a acommercIal acommercial
commercIal product Is confined to Call Calltornln Callfornia
tornln In Ventura County In the thesouthwestern thesouthwestern
southwestern portion oC the state md andin md2n
2n counties adJacent thereto on the thePacific thePacific
Pacific coast between 40000 and 45
000 acrES are deot devoted d to the lima bean beanIndustry beanindustry
Industry IndustrySir industrySir
Sir Joshua Flteh told 11 story nt the thenature tbrnatule
nature stud study exhibition In Lon London on n n1ustratlng 14 14lustrating
1ustratlng the popular wonder at scl sclentlfle scientitle
entitle knowledge Sir bun Avebury Aveburyvas ebury eburywas
was showing the heavens through hip hiptelescope hi s 9 9to
telescope to some neighbors and ser serants serwants
wants ants when one exclaimed I do not notwondr no nowonder I
wonder Sir John that clever people peoplefilld peoplfind e
find Mac the sizes and distances of th thstars the thestars e
stars and bow they move but whabeats what whatbeats t I
beats me is bow you over could tell telltheIr telltheir
theIr names namesThe nawesthe
the 1803 the steam railways ot tp tpUnited tne tneUnited e
United States carried 5031iG0012 593560012 vas vasengers passengers
engers and seen years later In Inl000 1 ° I
l000 carried about iOSG5230 In the theImm th thsnme e
Imm snme eight years the number of tons tonsf ton tonof s I
of f freight carried Increased from 745 745fD4S2
110482 to 1101Q80238 By percent percentIses percentages
ages Ises the number of passengers carried carriedIn carrie carrieIn d J
In 1000 was 28 less than In 1803 while whiletbe whitShe e
She trelght tonnage increased In th thsame tbe tbesame e
same perl period 011 470 In thc period men mentloned menttoned
tloned the passenger mileage increase12J increase d
12J 12JThe 12
The total annual e export port value of ofUnited 01United f
United States meatot which b bee beeforms t ttorms
forms the prIncipal ItemIs In round roundfigures roun rounfigures d
figures 100000000 It We add to tbi this thisthe s
the distributive sales of the allous varioupacking allouspacking s I
packing establishments In the United UnitedStates UniteStates d
States for the domestic dom > stlc market as well wellwe wellf I
f we find that It reaches the enormous enormoustotal enormoutotal s
total of 1000000 carloads valued a at at2OOO000000 t
2OOO000000 Added to this is the thevalue th thvalue e
value of the many byproducts of th thpackingdhouse the thepaeklnghouse I e
paeklnghouse which amount to many manymIllions man manm111lons y
mIllions moreMany more moreMany
Many persons have a notion that the theplnenpple th thplneapple e
plnenpple grows on n tree It does notThe not 1I0trhe t
The plant reaches 11 height otonly otonlytour of onl onlfour y
tour feet to the tip ot th the > leaves I Icomes It Itcomes t
comes out ot the ground as 11 stalk stalkt stalkbut
but t > ut divides at once Into sword swordlIke swordlIkeJenves llk llkleaves e
leaves fifteen 2n number train the theccDtre tincentre Ie e
ccDtre ot wilch projects II stiff up upright upright
right stem and at the top ot this stem stemgrows ste stegrows m n
grows the fruit The stem Is short shortand shortand t
and the crown of the fruit when full fullgrown ful fulgrown 11 1
grown 2s 11 toot or more below the the11ps tinlips Ie e
lips of the leaves leavesThe leavesThe
The jeweled sword presented by tbe tbeMaharajah tit titMaharnjah Ie e
Maharajah of Jalpur to King Edward EdwardIs EdwatIs d
Is Incrusted with gems worth C 500 500The OOoo OOooXhe 00 >
The sword the American nation preseated pre
seated to Admiral Dewey Is said t thave to to1lnve 0
have cost 10000 The ho Shah ot Feralhas Persia Persiahas io °
has a magnificent sabre worth t OooO 50000The OooOhe >
The he only sword In t the world more val valliable al aluable 1
liable Is that belonging to the Gaekwar Gaekwarlr Gaekwaor Ir r
or lr roharojah ot Daroda India It Ithilt Itl Itlbllt t s I
hilt scabbard and belt oro massM massMwIth mass masswith if
wIth rubles emeralds and diamonds diamondsthe diamondsthe s
the value at which 2s reputed to be b Ie e
1100000The 1100000 1100000Tbe
The return home of Lieutenant Penry PenryIIIgnallzes Pear Pearsignalizes y
IIIgnallzes the close ot hIs career as aD aDArctic a aArctic D
Arctic explorer lIe has not reached reached111e reache1ha d
111e north pole which Is disappolntlnfrom dlsavpolntlng dlsavpolntlngtram g
tram the sentImental point ot viewalthough vIew vIewa1tbough
although his last explorations have havebrought e
brought to him the high honor of liar hllvJng liarJag r
Jag proved thn that t Greenland Is an island islandand Islanlllnd II
and lnd ot having added largely to the theworlds theworlds e
worlds fund ot geographical knowl knowledge knowledge I
edge concerning north polar regionsThis regions regionsIIIIs r
IIIIs achievement ought to regarded regardellIS J
as IS much more valuable than allY rec record record
ord at tartbestnorth farthest north which depends dDpendspon dependsupon
upon pon striking 11 solidly frozen sea t
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tp tpTHE o8ckr o8ckrTHE
THE FACE ACAINST THE PANETnoaas PANE PANETD011lS
TD011lS DAlLEr ALbnrCD ALbnrCD1I118el ALnnIcnMalel
1I118el Malel little Mnbel Of the sailors on the seal sealitil sealw
w itil face against the pane God pity them God pity themLoolcs them themLooJes
LooJes out Borot the night Wherever they may bel belond be beAnd
And sees thb th Beacon LIght God pity wives and sweethearts sweetheartsAtrcmb1lng sweetheartsA
A Atrcmb1lng trembling in the rain Who wait and fait in vain vnlnlShe vainShe
She hears the seablrds sea birda screech And pity little lInbel lInbelAnd MabelAnd
And the breakers on the beach With face against the pane pmeMilking paneMaking
Milking moan making moan moanAnd moanAnd
And the wind ind about the eaves A boom the Lighthouse gunl gunlOf gun gunOf
Of the cottage sobs and griev08 How its echo cho rons roll and rolls rollsAnd rollsAnd
And the willow wlnowtree tree is is blown TIs Ti to warn nm the homebonnd liome bound shipsTo shIps shIpsTo
To and fro to and fro ocr the shoals flhoalslTill shoalsTill
Till it t seems like some old crone Sel a rocket cleaves the sky skyStnndlng skyStanding
Standing out there all alone From the fort forta shaft of lightWith light lightith
With ith her Woe See it la fades es and fading leaves leaesVringing leavesSyringing
Syringing as she stands Golden furrows on the night nightHer nightHer
Her ga aunt nt and palsied palsie bands What makes Mnbels cheek so pale paleWhile paleWhile
While While Mnbel timid Mabel What J 1aIes Mabels lips so white whiteWith whiteWith
With face against the pane Did she see lee the helpless Mil MilLools sailLooks
Looks out across the nig night 11I111e It That tossing here and there t1lereAnd thereAnd
And see sees tIle Beacon Light Light Like 1 a feather in the ail ailAtrembling airA
A Atrembling tremblfng in the rain Went down and out of 8i sight sightDpwn ht htDpwn
Dpwn down and out 01 sight sightSet sightSet
Set the table maiden Mabel Oh watch 110 more no more moreAnd moreAnd
And make the cabin warm With face against the pane paneYour paneYour
Your little fisherlover fisher lover You cannot see the men that drownIs drown drownIs
Is out there m the storm Dy the Beacon in the rain rainAnd I IAnd
And your 0111 fnthe fatbervou ou are weeping weepingo
o lbbel timid 1I1I1bei From the shoal of richest rubies rubiesGo rubiesGo
Go spread the supper table Breaks the morning clear and cold coldjnd coldAnd
And let the tea asteeping a stceping And the angel on the village spire spireYair spire spireYnnr
Ynnr lovers heart is brave Frosttouehed is bright as gold goldHis goldHis
His boat is staunch and tight Four ancient fishermen fishermenAnd fishermenAnd
And your father knows the perilous red In the pleasant autumn air airThit airThat
That makes the water white Come toilin toiling up the sands sandsnut sandslout
nut Mabel abel darling Milbel With something in their handsWith hands handsW
W With th face against the pane lo bodies stark and white whiteLooks whiteLooks
Looks out across the night An so 10 ghastly in the light lightAt lightAt
At the Deacon in the rain With the seawerd sea wefd in their hair hnido
o ancient fishermen fishermenThe fishermenThe
The heavens are veined eined with firel fire Go to vOlld yonder r cotAnd cot cotAnd
And the thunder how it rolls Youn find fi d Ii little child childIn childIn
In the lulling of the storm With face nee against the paneThe pane paneThe
The solemn cl1Urchbell church bell tolls Who looks toward the beach beachFor beachFor
For lost souls And looking sees it not notDut notBut
But no scIton sounds the knell She will never watch again agninlIn againIn
In that bel belfry ry old and high Never watch and weep pep at nightUnseen night nightlUnseen
Unseen fin fingers ers sway the bell For those pretty saintly eyes eycsAs eyesAs
As the wind ml1 goes tearing by Look be beyond ond tile storm stormy skieslion skies skiesBow
Bow it tolls for the souls And they eel the Beacon light
lli llim
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A PIANO THAT LAUGHEDBY LAUGHED
j BY CLAUDIA MAY FERRIN i E Et
t 4 tL t t t tL M
0 one coulll play upon Itthat2s Itthat
2s no one whose nerves DerISwere
t > f were very ery sensitive or whose whosehorrors whosehorrors
horrors ot the uncnnny 01 theinoxpllcable the theI
2DQxpUeable were In the ascendancy ascendnneymagnificent ascendancyA
A magnificent piece of Workmanship WorkmanshipIt
It was to be sure famous since Its Itecompletion
completion for Its sweet tone and Its
wide compass oC expression Yet It ftstood Itstood
stood there In Mr Driggss parlor readyto ready readyto
to Indulge In mocking laughter at whosoever who who80eer
80eer should dare to seek Its musicThe music musicThe
The la laughter ghter In Itself Was sufficient sufficientto
to unnere unnerve even the most courageous courageousscoffer courageousscoffer
scoffer at the possibilities ot ghostdom ghostdomIt
It was n harsh grating Ha ba bal balI ha hasuch
such as n merrymaking bedlam will wl11gtve
give vent ent to and with as little occn
slon for utterance The longer any Ilnyone anyone
one played the louder the laughter became be became
came until even the boldest would wouldclasp wouldclasp
clasp hIs hands to his ears and arise
In nervous haste Another strange strangething strangeething
thing was that It did not begin until unUlthe
the performer touched the note G con continuing
tinuing until be ceased playing plnylngwhether playingwhether
whether that note was sounded again ngalnor
or not It stopped ns soon ns thelast the tlw1ast
last echo died away which caused causedmore cansedmoro
moro than one to gaze back nt the thef theinstrument
Instrument In shamefaced contusIon contusIont
What shall We do with It said snldIrs saidMrs
Mrs Irs BrIggs helplessly after n final finnleffort
effort to play upon It without b heeding heedings dlll dllls
Its ridicule ridicules ridiculeSell
Sell It replied her husband husbandpromptly husbandpromptly
promptly promptlyI
No no no nol she said Father Fathermade Fnthermnde
made me promise upon my Jtnees Caeca that thnts
1d never part With It Besides whol1 whol1t
want 2t I must have hn n piano that I Ie Ie
cnn play upon far I cannot live with withI 1fthe
out music musicy musicWell
Well then Ill send all expert to toexamine
examine Itwhat say you 3ouSend youSend
Send him him of course But what whatgood whatgood
good can he do The laughter was wase wase
not heard until after father lied and nndt andyou
you know that the letter G was was his hisy hisy
InltlnlG ot GottliebIt Gottlieb Gottliebt
It Is a strange coincidence to be besure
sure But G may also stand forGretna for forGretna
Gretna said the practical Mr all DrIggs DrIggse
Lets seowbat see wbat the planomaker will willIe wille
will dIscover before wo worry turUI further furtherThep r rThen
Then It ho cannot remedy the trouble troubleIll troubleIll
Ill get you a new one onen
The next day the expert came takingapart taking takingt
apart tile beautiful instrument and
minutely Inspecting every detail In Us UsIe itse
makeup To their dismay he discov discovered discovered
ered nothing out ot the ordinary In Intormlng Informing
forming them instead that It was the tbebestmade thebestmade i
bestmade Instrument he lllld ever ex exIe exe
amlnel1 Ills efforts proved a allure tallurcd allured
obviously for ns soon ns he bad put putIt putIt
It togetl1 together > l again It stood ready to emit emitthat
that bloodcurdling laughter In the thotaee theo theface i
I taee face ot any and every performer performerThe
The Instrument was made 2n Germany Ger Gerio
many by the fattier of the cultured culturedMrs culturedhire I
Mrs Briggs Gott1lb Vnndoten had hadbeen I
been one ot the leading manufacturers manutacturersIr I
of pianos In n Berlin also owning large larget largemanufacturing
manufacturing interests In Paris and ands
London He was reputed as fabulous tabulousif fabulous1q
ly wealthy yet nt his death the entire entires entirebuilt
built of hIs fortune did not exceec exceecIe exceed exceede
53000000 3000000 in AmerIcan money This Thiswas Thiswas
was to be divided equally between his hisdaughter hisdaughter
daughter Mrs Irs Dllggs and his sonKarl son sonKarl
Karl Vanelofen Vandofen A Sense of disappoint llsappolnty
Dent Was experienced by tho former formern
though she tried to persuade herself berselfd herselfthat
that she had known so little about nboutg
9er Jer fathers business affairs that Per Itr Itrbnps
bnps she bad overestimated his finan finanelal finanelal
elal worth worthThe Vortbe
I The son was absent In Australia and nndr andIts
Its neighboring islands when the father tatherII fatherwas
was attacked with his final illness 11lnesse illnessfalling
talllng to receive the letter bearIng bearIngthe bearingthe
the news ot hIs approachIng demise demiseI demiseThree
Three months prevIously he bald gone goner gonethither
thither Jed by his roving disposition dlsposltJonJ dispositionand
and the desire to see that part ot the theworld theworld
world Tile two had had 0 lengthy lengthyconversation lengthyconversation
conversation previous to Karls depar departnro departare
tare but Gretna hall not learned the thepurport thet
purport ot It neither did she let It can
tern her very ery much She knew that thatbel thather
her father and brothel Were upon upon the thebest thebest
best ot terms termsTwo termsTwo
Two months after Gottlieb Vanelo Vanelotens Vandofens
tens death hIs daughter Gretna was wasmarried wasmarried
married to Augustus Briggs an Amerl Amerlcan Amerlcan
can professor who had gone to Gel Germany Gelman
man many to study the language This Thisseemingly Thisseemingly
seemingly hasty marriage was but In inaccordance I Iaccordance
accordance WIth the fathers request requesttor requestfor
for he knew that his daughters inter intereats
I Iests
eats would be safe In the hands ot ofthat otthat
that gentleman As soon as the bush buslness bushness
ness could be adjusted the happy pair pairsailed pairsailed
sailed for America e expecting pactlng Karl Knrlto Karlto
to reappear upon the scene nt any anyday anyday
day to take charge of otaffalrs affairs there atBerlin at atDerlln
Berlin DerllnDut BerlinBut
But be dill not come and unknown unknownto
to them Was anxiously awaiting word wordfrom wordfrom
from the beloved l Fatherland I Iiluaj < lnauy lnauybe
be wrote rote his sister n letter of Inqul inquiry inquiryas y yns
ns to her silence which reached heri hera herafew a atew
few days after her arrival in America AmericaThree AmericaThree
Three months mOle passed and nt the thetime thetime
time ot the final struggle with the 1U3S 1U3St mysterious
t terious rlous piano Mrs Irs Briggs was dally dallyetpeetlng dailyexpecting
expecting mother missive from her herwandering hClwnntlerlng
wandering brotherThe brother brotbcrThe
The letter failed to come but the thebrothel thebrother
brothel arrived In Its stead Sun Sunblllned Sunburned
blllned weary and b heartily > nrtlly sn satisfied satisfiedto tlsfiell tlsfiellto
to letlllln thereafter from his long longnlmless longaimless
aimless journeys he appeared nt her herdoor herdoor
door ono morning to be Welcomed as asnono asnone
none but n sister cnn welcome welcomeExplanations welcomeExplanations
Explanations over he bean to toglance toglance
glance casually about the room and anllImmedlntely andimmediately
immediately his eyes tell upon the thenew theflew
new piano I IWhnts IWhats
Whnts this far be queried queriedWheres queriedWheres
Wheres fathers piano j jIts j jIts
Its haunted replIed aIrs BrIggs BrIggswith Briggswith
with subdued voice voicehaunted olce olceHnunted
haunted Tut tutu An And without withoutturtllel withoutfurther
further comment he seated himself nt ntthe attthe
the familiar old Instrument nt the op opposlte opposlte
poslte side of the room Eagerly he hestruck hestruck
struck the central note E then list listened listcued
cued Intently Next ext the note 1 F < and nndlistened andlistened
listened again Lastly the note G Ganll Gand
and as the the laugh laughter tel began Its weird weirdreerberatlons weirdreverberations
reverberations be turned to his sister sisterwith sisterwith
with a smile ot triumph triumphHaunted triumphHaunted
Haunted Is It he cried exult etultnntly exultantly
nntly No o 110 Gretnn Tbnts just justWhat justwhat
What I was hopIng for Come sit sitdown sitdown
down and Ill tell you all about It ItLeading itLeading
Leading her to u divan II rear < ar b3 he heseated heseated
seated himself beside her and began beganto beganto
to explain carefully the hitherto un unfathomable unfathomable
fathomable mysteryWhen mystery mysteryi
When I was about to leave 011 this thislast thislast
last trip you remember father called calledme calledme
me to him and we bad It long coner conersaUon conversatlon
saUon That morning he told me for torthe forthe
the first time the exact amount ot his hisi hisfortuneabout
fortunenbout 10000000 In AmerIcan AmerIcanmoneynnd Americanmoneyand
moneynnd gave me 11 working knowl knowlellge knowledge
edge of his three establishments lIe IIebad lIeI
had long been thInking ot selling his hisI hisinterest
Interest in the factories nt Paris and nnlI andLondon
London but was not yet ready to close eloenegotiations closenegotiations
negotiations Whenever he did so that thatwould thatwould
would necessitate the handling of large Inrgesums largesums
sums ot money and he was then at atIt ata
It loss to knoW just which city cltywhether citywhether
whether London Paris or Berlin Derllnto Berlinto
to deposit the bulk of his fortune In In1I inlie
1I lie expressed the tear If such should shouldbe shouldhe
be the case ho knew tit t you could could1I0t couldnot
not manage affairs ns you had never neerhandled neverhandled
I handled money except to spend It I Iread Iread
read his thoughts and offeredto olYcred to glc glcUl givoup
Ul up my trIp but he woullI not consent consentto consentto
to that Instead he exacted a promise promisetrom promisefrom
from me that when I should return returnthis returnthis
this time I would remain nt home and anddevote anddevote
devote myself to business businessWell businessWell
Well when he bad explained every everything everything
thing so thoroughly that I knew justwhat just justwhnt
what was depending upon me he then thentold
told me that he was afraid to lene his hisfortunoall hisrortuno I
fortunoall rortuno all JJ one bank and t4a that t he heIntended heIntended
Intended to divide It Into two sums sumsTbe sumsThe I
The smaller amount he woull1lee would leave In Inthe inthe II
the bank with which our family has hasalways hasalways s
always done business the otherand otherandnow otherandnow d
now comes the great secret ot the thep thepiano e
p piano n
You know as welt as I that father fatherdid ntb U Udill
dill every bit of the work en this instrument in instrlllucnt
strlllucnt ex except < Xpt perhaps the carving carvinglIe carvingIto
lIe spared nCither l1 lthcr pains nor expense expenseIn
In building It for It was to be n family tnmllytreasure familytreasure
treasure so long ns un atom of It ItlclUolnctl Itremained
remained Well that morning he took tookmo tooknie
mo to It and removed n part ot the tbense theease
ease nse showing me that the real of the thelI1uslenl themusical
musical framework was double with withspnce withspace
space enough between the boards to toa toadmit
a admit mlt Ones hand In that space Is n npeculiar apeculiar
peculiar bit ot mechanism n > chanlslU at fatbelfown fathers fathersown
own devIsing which he termed alaugha alaughaing nlaugh nlaughIngjnck
Ingjnck ing jack It cnn be connected with the themusical themusical
musical apparatus by means of n very veryslender cry cryslenller
slender wire which Is brought around nrouJ1l1last aroundpast
last the sounding bonnlln board lu such a way waythat waythat
that no one cnn I1nlllt find it unless he knows lt110wpI knowsbeforehand
I beforehand torehand just where to look for H HTo itTo
To show mo how It worked he at attnched attached
tnched the wire to the hnmmershnnl hnmmershnnlof
of a string near the centre ot the 2n Instrument 2nstrument
strument and struck that note with lth his hilil1nger hislbnger
l1nger At once the lau laughter htel began beganjust beganjust
just as it will d0 10 now He played n nstrnln nstrain
strain or two amltho thing kept laugh InllghIng laughlag
lag as long as the piano continued to tosounel tosound
sound This amused lUe so that I Ilaughed 1laughed
laughed In earnest II lie e feared that tbutyou thatyou
you might bear US 80 be released the thebnmmershank thehnmmershaiik
bnmmershank from the secret wire wireIIe wireIIe
IIe then told me that he was think think2ng thinking
2ng seriously or depositing bls money mOlleyIn moneyfn
In a bank III n a foreign COlin country try so that thntthe thatthe
the lawyers and sllarr8 would not notbe notbe
be so apt to discover It and perhaps perlaPspurloin perhaps1Iurloln
purloin part of It 111 case I should not notbe notbe
be at home He mentioned mention ad England Englnndnnd Englandand
and France because of his factories tactorlelbeing factoriesbeing
being at the capital ot each country countryI
I sanctioned the suggestion whereupon whereupollhe
he explained that if be deposited his hlamoney hismoney
money In England < nltnl1 at London be hewould bewould
would attach the laughlngjack to the tbenote thenote
note E by which I sliouhl shouhllmow know that u uletter aletter
letter of Introduction to the cashier of ofthe ofthe
the Dnllk of England was secreted In Inthis inthis
this recess at the back of the piano pInnaIf pianoIf
If be left the money In Paris he woulll woulllattach wouldattach
attach the wire to the note F mean meanIng meanlag
lag France If In our home city to the thenote thenote
note G signifying Germany Of OfcourSe Ofcourse
courSe when be gave me these Illstruc Illstructlons instructions
tlons be took It for granted that I Iwould Iwould
would get word Immediately If he heshould I Ishould
should lie ere I returned so that you youwoultl youwoild
woultl not need to be alarmed lIy the theInuhlngjacks thelaughingjacks
Inuhlngjacks merriment He said saidfurther saidfurther
further that If he should die so sml suddenly smldenly
denly that he could not attend to this thismntter thismatter
matter then I must look for the letter letterIn letterin
In the secret recess In his desk lcsl at atbome athome
home with which bleh you also are fllcl fllcllInr Gnmiliar
liar I searched for It there as soon nil nilI asI
I reached home but finding nothing I Iconclulled Iconcluded
concluded that you had either taken It Itor itor
or that It was In the piano plnnoI
I found nothing of Impoltancere Impoltancereturned importance re returned
turned the sister There wns no letter letterthero letterthere
there at any ratenothing but some someold someold
old bills and about fifty marks In Inmoney Inmoney
moneyThen money moneyThen
Then Ill inspect th the > piano pianoWith pianoWith
With that Karl Vamloten arose awl anllmoell awlmoved
moved the instrument to 1 a lighter part partof pnrtoJ
oJ the room In a very ery tow moments momentshe momentshe
he had taken away a portion of the thecasing theeasing
casing and his first net was to shqw shqwhis show showhis
his sister the threadlike wire attached nttaebedto
to the base ot one of the hammer hammershanlts hummershanks
shanks the prime cause at nil that thnthideous thathideous
hideous laughter With n small stool stoolwhIch stoolwhich
whIch he had brought for the purpose purposehe purposelie
he unwound the wire whereupon he hestruck hestruck
struck thamlddle the middle G note of the key keyboarll keyboard
board to prove to her that the en enchautmeut
chnntment was gone goneHe gonelie I
He next gave his attention to the thodouble thedouble
double back of the Instrument Us disclosing Usclosing
closing the unusual bit ot space to towhich towhich
which be bad alluded With Its queer queerpiece queerpiece
piece of mechanism withinthe laugh laughIngjack laughhigjaek
Ingjack Neal the latter was II cnre cnretully cnrefully
tully sealed envelope alllresscd to toKarlIn toKarl
KarlIn Karl in scrawling bnnd and lettered In Intaultless infaultless
faultless Germanthe fathers special speciallegncy speciallegacy
legacy to his Bon and daughter daughter1Vlth la1hterWith
With tremb1ln trembling hand Karl opened It Itto itto
to find therein the following message messngealso messagealso
also In German GermnnMy GermanMy
My Dear SonThe money awaits awaitsyou nwaltsyou
you as I promlsellaU In twentymnrk twentymnrk1leceli twentymarkpieces
pieces Present this letter to the cash cashIer cashfar
far ot our national bank whereupon whereuponho
ho will produce nn exact duplicate of ofit ofit
it and will give you the key to a II box boxIn boxin
In the safety vault Take ukc the money moneyanll moneyand
and divide it equally between yourself yourselfand yourselfand
and Gretnn but first give the cashier
100 marks as n reward for his fidelity Ihlelltynlthongh fidelityalthough
although I have already i l1ld him himhandsome a ahandsome
handsome sum Sell our interests In InParis toParis
Paris nUll London and lIe In the olll olllhome oldhome
home remembering the blissful days daYBhen dayswhen
when hen your mother lived and we were werenn werean
nn unbroken family Awaiting deaths denthscall deathscall
call GOTTIIIED V ANDOFEN VANDOFENThus ANDOFENThus
Thus the magnificent pIn piano no delivered delleredUs
Us message which touched a tender tenderspot tenderspot
spot In the heart of each recipient recipientNothing reelpleutNothing
Nothing was as left th them m but to obey obeyWltll obeywith
with Karl as the principal actor In htthe Inthe
the drama dramatew dramaA
A few months later the wishes ex expressed oxpressed
pressed h1 the letter were all fulfilled fulfilledJW1e fulfilledare
are one And Karl had taken the In Inttlal intial
ttlal tial step toward Its consummation consummationhaln consummationhaving
haln having begun to pay attention to n nbmom abuxom
buxom little lass In Berlin with a view viewto viewto
to Instnlllnlt her finally ns mistress of ofthe ofthe
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12 times 0 pIlls 3 equals 1n
123 times 0 plus 4 equals 1111 1111123I
1231 times 0 plus 5 equals 11111
1234 12345 times 0 plus U equals 111111
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12351J7 times 0 plus 8 equals 11111111
12345078 times 0 plus 0 eq equals nI811111l 111111111 ll
1 time 8 plus 1 equals 0
12 times 8 plus 2 equals 08
123 times 8 plus 3 equals 087
1231 times 8 plus 4 equals USiG
1234 12345 times 8 plus 5 j equals 057115
123450 times S plus 0 equals OS7IJ 087664 4 4s
121117 times 8 plus 7 1 equals OSiGH3
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