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I How it %% as Thrown Be tv twer Iwo Girls Boo EMA ALDRICH Mulridge was tine of to who art s-i dead set an tile': -ais t ..at they are liable to ot r:. :ieti tlhin 1 selves. He was so an ti - i et ri iI that be wouldn't uiarr" . ti "*" peasfe of a famt) wouid . t.t 'i acat oplisbing ,t ob.ljewt ifieli lie bad accumulated a furtits he twin i himself without a chiek It a bihtd a the world to pJs. It oin t.' It was a 'tileadid prot.erty. cut-1ý11ttinC I houtea iafd lands lie .n-te 1 If hr iii a son be might be mtii,-,ted dnrmii. his last days tea' bins; tie ai) bitt to taLe cure of it and at tis. death t ee t pass into the postrsslttn of baa us. w flesh and blood. Bat. not having a nou or a child at all. he set himslelt to make anuel pri I vialon as would insure tfe passage ti his est-ite to One of bhi tietets If ht had had a nephew he would have aift It to him But be badn't a nephew aid of bhi two nieces. one the dantt. ter of his slater Ann %%as, but tv.eltt the ithter, the dntghtet of his ai e. Elizabeth. thirteen liIi he tnot let-i an wrapped op In his Iortitne tats I whole and deatrous ot bot' iiv It go a whole to a des.e-t :t.t bt a-tol have left balf of it to *'.e ilece tail half to the other Blit It oijeut wa to provide for it remattitil usediidittlet rather than to make atati. l.er'n or IWr sons happy. alt-erd. tie I It. t wiish to make ally one happy it wa'- htis 'Ie light to tuiake Ier-s . i-rutitatle \1t exactly thalt elit er. tiet'. r I.a to "' them at ials lie womi t' ll mI --enl thing to oar its It frotmu t u 'biterv tt peraatll., tacit etl ttieati to dallihi lli. . otter wtitb should tarvs the pr1tttltt- e While li itikt-il ".1. f itIh uit iaki.te alit% part ito tflt. .tr-.tit rlig Like ut'- 1iis' i " It. a I-li tl I ra 'tlv ri . t itt Ihii It h. titiu t I i 1 prope. rty li ter .1e:11tI ta \ tntitt l iii ir i a I. I-i t. tii tit -li i..te t t . ..i it l l c. aitte Il the aItii .l.a it atrilse lil t g1.- e. 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Irlt'r %%1:I- to, anoou.. l tisr 1.' ac ..1 h.181 guis (In tlt the ..l1 irts Inarried -it' ý'd laserit the who It or it II estate II-1 ...n,,r objec"t was it. stil be V 4* t" ."nd having n paonithlliluw_ gr., se l .I,.h n 11.1 be furthset tit-d '1I" the estate .. th.'t it should g o) I' It tlrst -tin burn to the niece wiho aslltn . wIll It An.l ".. it cmale amout that Mine u Allame la1mrtilmer and Findle trowna aem fo ul twitaahel m. t mhet knownlg that whe'A gi ,i.. .a.. ulai lm a1 h her twentlietha 1art1 mIat thl . woubtl ha called ugmoma to liar r1 lo at hmutlm mentor mIoe a fortune It mama be aulal.ui in that bad they itamia lutm.ramed of the mermma of their Iuloa l bm will each would i ase aprmovided hmml lul m. for the arasmaluu lit it im qummtionalot , if this ma mo Mleaa Mlrtimmr w:a- min Incurrlgllte dirt. aud it to doaulttut 1I It even the ouutlinatmt pmanssenmt at h, wmaith '..amlm1 ent:tl. tier t. maslae ma p htel mald met wee ea ocmral Intt "tie had el dangling aamamt dt .:a1s ltraa. ua a'A U a demmrev lttlme budo. ama mlure at would be necemanrc for her t anmtituate to sgnoe mama that abe would hime idn. to r Marry bet it is quite likely that smte would loce tbe inherltance Muldridate died a mear before thisa birthday of ladte Brown on which m d hung half a million dollarm. Iiis truea We. John Andrews. Will by the termu I a1 the will was to te well paid out of t the estate for keepitg the secret. sae emded admirably In holding his tongue snd a few days before MaItn Brown'a Mirthday notified the parties Interebted that a bequest of their laCle. Martin a Muridmge. to which ttwy were co earned would be made knows to them They were to come to the treatee'a of ee Wit as hour hefog ema that dare might be so slip he empilance with the law The coesme had not bees mnar neigh buen sad marceely knew each other Deth arrived at the tratm a amal pomapily at i 1:0 o'tclock and greeted eamh ether to a friendly meaner In dase. they had reason to 'be please0 with the mitatloa. as they supposed It th ba. ter It was to be lathered that eash was as comea Is tor a sice abare at Usele Martl's estate. They sat chat t IBI the clocks begas to strike 12. whea the froatse eatared bam his prl efets ale. with the MsMadlge will Is has bad and. ma yig the red tape beheat . lad them the deocment. Whenaa be had Ghad he aid to then: Tatsea pes have heard the ie of rho wI. If either of yeo warues it wha be ha year interest to -aguest the eoaiwgrN who mwarn, you ha e eftily agmai beer. aim ste and gageoa and ashs afdalts to that of ag bateau a seal.! or eseh paensa s * inhheehad ha hAha aawledt `ar two gbae t v ems is the sms Sir a tee memats: he Mssm !Manor Sto gall w earitament. lao ceo s hsht wa a bhwlldared It was as aheadeanle satinas (gg4 W ase be tel sheet between he suiat. sa ..e tet a s cmmai wometa have or and s eam wine agestied ass awsse has wse aeel u e ofpaher Mb m een .tai l } athaeo no w. -en e6 .1 .zed and renainmfet Ianor eMt appeartn ty not understanding just what had htappen'd or. If she lid. not knoow tlg what in the world it, do about it. Ieither of the girls wia, titted to make a good showina In asnh a race. Maigg Mortimer batrig so many men abse could marry that it would be nest to impossible to decide between them and Miss Brown being so retiring that she was ili-ajialile by nature of making a man to utarry her. Miss Nlortimr- bad very little doubt that "h." ould ea-il w-in. There was Tom Sco' Ill. u-ho. bad been begurite her to marry him for mooths There was Ibil lII. k-lfsf, u-lan, she wangted but hail not lt-et ntilt- to sel hetaan e he irf-rt.rl .-Illa t;reln Ne-l Tu'ker had 1.ti hit I u Iyg alshout her lutel). uil ,all ' .a in t woubl, Is n(o trolnthle to b1 u,.. tI . the otlilt Pin Ibeed. it w4-r not Ii 1 t that -fir -1 1ta 'girtd In .i hr " ta.li.-n g t, I.. Irr fart. lot iact i -I.i" i I .the - that Ir drigi wl be g. " a. iti itiiiior iis Iigtgl there rt eref at f.Iot - il tbe lil i it g. S.-1 tarl g It ll, g l Iýt i,. .I an -t git gi gi gglgl the lot a+h iit wgsI i :i Iti.k-r :0- ig..I tb.g it I ,-t eI ..tor I. preferring gt-ils marrl.--- -u- ,nit tigdeend-lt sort of a fPilow ,n14 t Ist i. I "I I. afffl hiIII `"i1\ that fit*- I. ,1 hl1eg ,ot4ti i . t- g id I.." to il, `.'- I-' Ig ofn11,n i H lwialt s -for tune t 1;- . ri lien. atii gallt thrown g i his tarp "d a Il rI li-a lie. dIg mlrimel 1rg if Mthei ,i- l I l.i li i -rtni le to ti r" Ilut IU I in1,4 .,(t tian har wonid feetl ashut Iiit si-gfrutlo there wont I ge s-That lttle .l.-il tf i of It-may -ie - rt-irl e III aiii t I p igrs hin le:l a.- ait that -r1t li I t :t iirl glo io hIlit - u giltei attnit .11, Its it mrI. wait that If .hg marrit. tifr tn-. his hellsrt 11 tlgt-ein. there ilt la duzen gen anulr the tiw r ry tger :i r lrh-one of thtm winl sear be tih lai iit. lit -InIfr he wa. fo hiu - and -i- 11 l .i 1 -et)- wohe tot Itll Txl. ihe ti-iii ht i oi the half l.tmllo that alghi* hIe I i aigd Wgig t a he Irilngliit dl Ni11 it ilil Ig-e. her andr a nimle ady tii.is,1Il it i oh ilt bring ti . tier. o abe wii-.irnI -rscd fl r Bobi It wnoveld Ite a a..,, it v taluale time ito not pour l w up .. \\ ) 1(("1t hink of it- et"\.t ten ini tg- gI.s untiht toe werml a oere. dren th*-il H tl dollarr: Wgile Paie m:h d1elitwfuting flitr meain rlutg t Ile ph .k 441 al. 1, -.ils designinug matt A pile of motif- Is always All object of attack told Mtildridgte. with all its sbrr\wdut-. new forresgh. thoughto-,5 4-ould0 keel, .erve thlt conditionsa of flth inla er I me t. o I. III h1 e l i1 itet ti thle Ian 1mr un,1 n I ,s 1,111. not keep It Traim all wesne i h." 1..I-ter hadl it sui ((ctrl upo1tn II lit .1hdllt I aut the tashert tam i,1 1~r 11an.r 11inldted. be maskin 1' lt. Ier tilt tie wea maerriedt alreautiy Ilie susin t wt\Il it for his ion. for Ur laud 111 .,n .tut whent te ainw little 111<. Br', an attting It. ble office with out 111\ "11.'1 l I4" til and stirring to ' ","re to I.rtuun te Inc(th~ought himseltt hlow to. 44011i41 help hier and a trike youti_ tell,.w \\ h. waa flmt ."terk. Hieor) I ..r usbe was buntitng over "' Sut ta:I..t.*k. whoa hid employer eln 'I teredl :toi .ala to his. "Htaara tahere'- at girl in the other Freub wt h. at .lia hoasi be married +t over wiat ++1n a fortune. Have yvo ,got a+ý rrtutaaat "N... .. I ladrtews; I haven'ti" "*V'a.I .uual ita there and Il'l Intro dote yell Fr.arsytat. was preatnted It due fars but t,,a." tua* wat precious Mr .1u ludrew' thI..' ict proper to state to the parthst concrnrfed what It was in their poetI to d, what it might be their tnt-ra.t to do t'n-l. ahbuttiug the door. hse ift the-s together Buti taking time by tae forelatk. tbe ent out for a tlergymunat and there was a notary toh the 'atlleu. S ait al hour 'epaed. and, hearting no wont from I tt couple in the other room. he cttled out: "Time is preclous Half a mailiola at stake." Ten aualtte more elapsed, whoe Mr Andrewa put Isis tead out of the win adow atd unw a earriage dash up ant stop at ltb. aor aelow. Out jumped Mmin \lartiher nod a youag lau The t elevator was at the top of the buiding at the Wualutut. and some Ute must s pas taefore the couple could come up a Throwing oaten the door whene be bad l abeut aap Fearmaytha and MHN Brown. be I n surprised iForsythte Imprintiag a gInes a on lims Krownua tips I "Twe up! cried the truatee. C "Come here. Mr Parmas Berry up It Marry these two at oarer f Wheaa MIinn Mortimer and Mr Thou as Slivill. whot shbe had decided as Sthe tant l eran.n she miigt marry to a r hurry. re-a-bed Mr Andrews' omlce. w they found hiu just comtng froman s d adjolultusg ruum aud ataounaeal that r- they were ready to te married a "There's a alargyauan heare." replied It the lawyer. "aho has Just perfenrted it the tnarrlagr- aeremos) In the case of C your comolu I dare may he'll be happy - to marry you as well " I "My coausn married" exclaimed !Iea 1 Mertluer a "Just marrted." /be aaank to a chair and cevered hae t dace with her heatd a: "Bweetheart." sal the woeld be K groona. -we can ha happy withuet this w betuune. ill" to *Get out!" .i If the ahade of old Meulrldge looked d down on this scena which be had ion f 'htred it meet have beeS with pa= ma puema happlenm I- Mr. and Mrs fteythe. intwlth shadtng their beretad courtahip. lived a happily tegether. apsedito a geed deal r me the lucerne as the poor. whieh I. Meldride would have aepReeted ad Bet thap a ase to tsherts the prep e aeny whteb the old resaal had previded s btr a As ber i1as Meetimeu. Mr ilcoelh re ew spoke ha her agta. theg she opl - a-ie for her hesasans restelt - hawawd htha whee abe beard that she or has bhamsesse olited Abo tI am ean d mintad mad hub ak be ha a eM W satM The Thornton Secret Or. a Prophecy l ul filled 3, CLARuSu MAC= 'It will never he diseeerad." sighe MaN Thoraton as .he 1id adsi her sewing and looked at her daughter. "oeor father looked for it lasig him Ketime and so did his dtar betfre Mm. 1 am beginmiag to bedeve that year Great-grandfatherTheteka's bid dge fortune was a hams. although it was known that be had a great fr hume," "Perhaps be speculated and eest the menvy." suggested Alas with a dis appolnted sigh. "1 wish he had mever left that queer letter sayhig that when as heir was found worthy it receive WM mojey It would be dieovered to him. I'm afraid greatgpaudfather muat have been Joking. for Just think what m goud man father was mad what did be ever find to return for him )ears of digging and delving around this old place hoping to discover the mmeey?" Alma threw dow. her aewing with suiden impatience of the asbejet. I'm tired of talking about that old fertune. mother. Grandfather spent all his life aooking for it and ma megleated his wark that be died a peer man. mad it was the same way with tather. Now. we're the last two of the family, and I her one aim not going to spend my lfa leaking for burled money." "What are you going to da Alas?' asked her mother aaslomaly. "I'm going to work and ears sme money for myself." "Alma Thornton!" cried her mother In dismay. "Your father brought you up as a lady and as the heireas to the Thornton fortune should be trained. mad now you are going ts speil it all by going to work." "Fortune. beiress!" saited Alma sheptica'ly. "Why. mother. dear, what wouki yo.' have ue do? lit with fold ed hands .. rd wait for the fortune to jump out at .ne from some iddem mra my of the hos.se or to fall out of the walnut tree "I thought we might take a few smm mer boarders and wait awhile. Who knows when the recret will be reveal ed?' argued her Dother fretfully. "You would be ured to death taking eammer boarder.." said Alma decided ly. "It's my place to work for yew. wI at td th 'a th 1* 'a* I. IF I Iý andI'e beem trylag to mak. e et the educatlern you hews tilea as. sal mow I've got aoemthiag to Msat laht" ter wok,' salad Is a WlWbSMa "What isit. *ianr 4 "Fm goiag to teaeh nmes sal ha ~gang Ia a boarding achedi fr glaW. Eta Is Went wood. eauty isty Mlkss rtesrher., and I earn cooa hems sevuy week-. Woa't that be brat!y We'D he vkh . otber.' kwserl wee-ha pamis hios. Mr.m Ibmlentos beame tlft isuseosdis ts I /r damgbters pains. Oars esamamig. 1hawwter. as. apared soar eto an"~ SAMm In ber mudest peraparem sas mua bar away with a adis cow"te I ias. eweo though abe did smy mammas r the atage relied away fers the door. Per that matter. AIM ed is..a te 1 £ year passed. belsls ems nme 4 Ns samin waratiesa am &ma will t S Mm Thomsrateeans hems.t he r e oather. Ova gossiesa he be bass wem owee. a1b Ale happily am debe sas bem a as framidear spot to aasthar at th add hems. which. weather boamam is a elI asey geay. had Gamem he hek rest am W hebs kg wahal Uses whkh sha a 7 dle't know whet e peer poothenr ii melat y he us yea wseekkg. al~.". h albel her mother am they ale there4 I bair ii. warn alwayrn aszwbag s h dMthe awraey saldNo wed SMil a a asm bems.' 17 ama so happy me~talg. mather. It deam. Thtak hew Emlapealmel se see. r nad mam wemyaftbumrn"eayeaw t h of -o peactisal as am thean e ue~atwanedfrntheNs -;-- the a -Dest dmapha h tam. aa do r am her mother '2i7amen after all. Who. knower -.e druamnil. °N hat was the _ vGMB be- tald-l* I. lls letter? "w c,1 h. l.-." wtea away ead fs 7~e TI... e All i..-asoueth what MsW boa 5S tee. -.-' . ream to TshaeS a iM Mete "1" . .M th aast-45oo"d A liit;, -i. e-ne fell betwe the flier ie- ri-" iheal. Alma was thie h 1.,-in -tree,._ ia.l- born, Ibi babi at 1a! to an stro all If. beadsethe. bes ew anew ;it.*m a" itt li* mredlhice at bi me.. ther' la hcl 1c.rfsee and hiw sh lass seai.r is ha.l a .mud re-u ltted IB laecial rttio 11medl itg, rilere bad bSgiAAA ba fatle-r' .le:t-:il. Mrs. ThatWlee was r'emr lul' il." Ihue- ofCe the .ggaatI rsee.' -.er *rmaed over a al matl all at earr itre r.'.!1t1ne a queer. blghteetd a cl. lme'e.r ...+. and shoe teraed a cet oreh-s fe..e eteard her dautgha. "A., mta: -ia.* *tri.'l seuddenly. "Wh'Vtat a. it. tranter? Toe are SiI The- m:rl *g"~ar: to her MAt and ha@ tene-I are-ne..l I Ih table ti br masther akle N.. it .. taetahlsu: only, Alma. I Uleve I Image.' diistrered the EagMt bi den In l h. vase." Yer. IeaiteM's voice wea. nttitated. sad her bands tre-Otshitl t her daughter's wurn ueass "'Ohb. nother. clear. dont behaar puar head alsecc ihal tetoish ptbphaey! Toe will Ise ran l l III It you peread yeamef to lere.ud over It." urged Als. Ovum out n eml Iut. at my momthly geW bsah, It is eneuverel with buds." "N"o. Iliten. Alma. I as to eeasst.° prote-ste-d lirs. Thoratoe. 6Ds't you riee-ntler your father always ailed you his licesy leeir "Ye."' said Almr pateeWt. "And you re-member the wvlgt MWe at tle I.c.c-k cohar has always baes eal ed the aitant Ice-case of its 3abe ..Yeas.. "'Well. then. see It the VWge pour great-grarudfather wrote dees cat seem "Whete the hbee wines away bern Us hive Thein shall the iiteoth wild M W ge.. fa fortune shall come to Theautess alIve. But decne-d is the gait4Mbe i the "'euc. .Au. are the bee. sad you hase left lme to seek her work, san the other Iluacs predict that Is a streag iouth eel I- wie luit tree will taill asml it will faell emajl the beats. Thea fortuee- w!II e'we to the Therateaa" flanc 51ust5 harsed In Mra. Thors too- 'Ie-c-k aates N! looked at her pret ty delaeughte-r. A I." lit la- ained k iesed ber With and den lsaul-ec fnr. It all seemed rather I queer ::nil 'ccs-py to have the mystical Ter.e .r tr's:IN cl Ien ltast maner. It rceell uleet I*- Ithit her mother's mind waice, :ill-.l I-l la long 'rooeiag over the Thta nera' -re't. for Mrs. Thornton ban'ichl the-~ fe-leN by arising aud proe e--laing eic h her household tasks In ler 'ceu-tc ne:t rut ctthi.lect ananner. tnd Alma Iri-l to Ie inlal bher own oneaal e-s., Icy helieing her mother, and the subje.-t "n, droplpel. It was ce aot .isc. with an Irritating wicid towglmc fratun I tmeniath. A" tha afterocou aertlcr'ted the seon dieappcar ed astl the wind howled mournfully In the walnut tree. Alma foead here-If thinking that the wied was seunmshag a requiem among the greea bhase-ne. I It grew e'oler. and after sunset lher wandered down into the garden. Ihl-ir thin gowns blowiug In the gale that swept upon them. The pale aeknule re fle te-de the afterarlew ancd swe'erl nu.e.c THE BIG STOREE1i * S S * * I A HAPPY NEW YEAR 0 I" * " We are just closing one of the most successful sea * sons in the history of our business. Taking all things in * * consideration our business this year far exceeded all ex- " * 0 pectations. Our fast growing business shows that more people each year recognize our superior facilities. We now wish to express our many thanks for your " patronage during the past year and hope for a continu- * ance of same, assuring you nothing will be left undone on our part to make our business relations mutually profita- " ble and pleasant. Wishing you S A Happy and Prosperous New Year * We are Sincerely Yours ! S* ," _ ITANNER & BEST COMPANYI Insonann******************************-****** The Seachlight. I Reasseud gy s. agess. as asesClaa Mawtr. meFsease at Camerates. . Udear AeM e Cogesat Mss d t 0,a FRANK S. R33D. 3dher se*Preipeitr. Tarme-ia auasem. PW yr.......90.0 Aduar.Uaig Rams, Vry easusahis he fara ts ap lsisal at this else. Occaue ils cnewr ralilc appIears. "ee duet whirled down the Foted I a wheW aheot. Mill1 a* it l.ew thie s braeb ever the Thornton plate. Ihe tWU women diid smit go lute the heas. AS If by eu`geeckc.u liut mutual emamat. they ,:un. to the lb rde. W gag a" watbelwid tihe Attack of the s05th whi. It came and threw ieesif ispa the Waleut tree with violence. The -lat writhed and bent is the rugMli. Thes all at orne. with an ominous ras.il, It tell. crashing. theundering dews speas the kitehen ,ud of the bhoas. criseag the rneor to earth like as aghlls. The fall of the gtiant wainut tree abaek the earth It breanaght wondering faces to artshanrirug windeawe. and its last erhe found Mire Thornton and Alma cting lagt to each etwer aud crying. It all thiste les rme tree as he prophesie'i. i icnu it will be true about the ftorus..." .bii.d the elder womas. and Alaos. uwel into eience. had moth law to eae. N.e. i,.ere 'vewe'r gatherlog about the falile Ire. neced ruiecd hbeuse. It was Abel iti. cnac wvicc. elelting among lb. oluso ci ned .' by f. the. toppling glaset. fonnd ti.. lug Ir ma laWs which eon talueel tice, riTornaton fortune oe long hidden freerme iti- iwirc. "Yiciur re.i-ag.raitcclfauttier tmusst biae planteel tint ire siti he curi-eti hile haicc' ecleincsiai tet.ii Alie alter he haed milnritneal.cei lacdher aind daughter. "1'1 chicker "liih coe for the tree. Mirs. Thoercton 'if c I ri e ihe trcuk Ia hole loc ..r It wcochlln l ic:ite falilen. belt 11w hki Fincl :.r." :,11 right ande" ..\o. th:sul. cou. 1r. lithassons." 1enl4 Alne y*;aai kl We re ginig to beild :1 urn e ..u.i inuel tie. walnut tree is It . I" : ii. ieetc furni urir. lelt it, "" iuitilic ne1 .:IF. fu}" eliar" tried ieer h:lpap.i i..i.her. "I iel tco ghui cc il Ini...' *t Ll h. _.. to that hc.rrli sehool "If the iui. Iw haiedn't gone and wiisae.I her Hlight a81:'. ton kecow. where. t..cl i Ti Tto.erlrnlion prtclhtee Icmuae in nr It - cIhiic.i of the' secret? It Ill :". ,, t.. .ho. ltreat granIldfather Thornai e .c:." I: lcll c..nejli.rf.iI iean thein n ,." c.Friell., trl Ichl lac.' teed 1Alncil " e i:.n cit I.e. in l a Inc ai t eneest t *... .` . f Ica t this i r taclclt lo r th sea lit l -t a-an Ig tcccect It 1. f.. ", 1 I" t h.em %A, elt ll ** ." II \l rtiead rile. 1 " .n-n hied .e Parmeers and Engine, Users b eul It what yes hato all been waieing . for. A smoeliKrese... deter. 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