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By EDWARD TURNER Copyright by American Press Asso ciation. 1311. I, being a clergyman, was called Ol'ou last summer to marry a boat man about fifty years of age to a wo man of thirty-five. The man was a bachelor, the woman a widow with a son about sixteen years old. "Are you the second husband?" 1 asked the groom after the ceremony. "I'm the second or the third. I'm not 6ure which." he replied, a pained ex pression passing over his face. I ask ed him to explain, but he seemed re luctant to do so. I was about to turn away from him when he said: lût tu mon DKM I. O. O. F. Miracle Lodge No. 84. Meets in Pioneer Hall every Thursday Evening at 7:30 o'clock. J. a. Albertson. Noble (irand Tames V. Weik. Secretary Geo. Powers, Financial Secretary Roundup Camp No. 8200 M. W. of A. Meets every First and Third Friday of the month In Carpenter's Union Hall. O. L. Skeie. Chas. Dozois. Venerable Council Clerk. Roundup Aerie No. 1817 F. O. E. 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" . • •a clergyman and a g « . u. : • > i. i.foss to. If you'll f se ret 1 Ti toil you.' 'T>o as yoj please about telling me If you intrust me with the secret 1 shall certainly keep it." "When I was about as old as mf wife is now," be began, "she was a thin slip of a girl, all arms and legs, like a colt. But she was purty, all the same, and soon after that filled out. There was a mighty soft spot in my heart for her. But I, bein' a man of thirty and she a striplln' of fifteen, T wouldn't 'a' said anything about it for the biggest ship that floats. I watch ed her grow up. thinkin* that when she got older 1 might muster up tour age to ask her to marry me. But to' a young gal like that there's a heap of love mnkin' before she's even twen ty. "Her father had a feller picked out for her. Ilis name was Pillsbury— Jack rillsbury—a mighty good young man. He was first mate of a tramp, and every time he came in from a cruise he brought home a lot of mon ey to invest. But there was another feller the little gal wanted, and lie wanted her. But Maggie—that's her name—was mighty fond of her father and was bent on doin' what he want ed her to do. She shipped Jim Hol den, the feller she loved, and married Jack rillsbury. Jack he kept on goin' to sea, and so did Jim. Jim was awful cut up at losln' Maggie and wouldn't marry any other gal. She was well satisfied with Jack and always looked for him to come back 'from bis cruises. But after awhile he went on a cruise that he didn't come back from. He was due in a year, but three years passed and he didn't show up. After awhile, when it looked as if Jack must be dead—the ship he sailed In was never heard from—Jim Holden began to pester Maggie to marry him. She held out for a long while, but at last give in. They were married, and the boy you saw just now come along. Jack and Maggie didn't have any chil dren. Maggie was happy with Jim, except that she was always worryin' about not knowin' whether she didn't have two husbands. You see, she didn't know positive whether Jack was dead, and if lie wasn't she was living with a man that she warn't married to and the boy was illegitimate. All tills time I was doin' friendly things for the woman, she not know ill' anything about how I really felt toward her. She give me her con fidence and told me what troubled her. One day after a storm a lot o' wreckage come in with several dead bodies. I was out in my boat and saw Maggie beckonin' to me from the beach. I wont in to where she was and saw that she 1 was standin' by a body. She was the wretebedest lock ing woman I ever saw. "It's Jack." she said. True enough, there was Jack come as I : I ! \ if at o' the a back dead. I took In the situation at once. "Maggie." 1 said, "there's Just one way to keep you from bein' known as a woman who has lived with a man who wasn't her legal husband and your boy from knowin' he's Illegiti mate. Don't you say a word about this. I'll take the body out in my boat and give it a sea burial." "I think it was sparing her boy pain and disgrace that decided her. At any rate, she consented. I put the body into my boat, took it out into deep wa ter. tied my anchor to the ankles and hoisted it overboard. No one saw me. I and if any one had I don't reckon it would have made any difference, for it wasn't evervbody about there that : would have remembered Jack anyway. I "Maggie was a good deal cut up abou the matter, not knowing whether she ! had done right in saying nothing to h i \ husband. You see, it made a horrible secret between her and him that was always on her mind. 1 relieved her as well as 1 could by reminding her that though it mi' lit not hurt Jim special!; to know the secret, we couldn't tel! exactly how lie would feel about her and my action in the matter. 1 didn't see how it would help matters to tell him. "Jim died about ten years ago. and I've waited since then til' a few months ago to tell Maggie my part of the story. We had been drawn so together by the secret that it wasn" much of a surprise to her when I said what I had to say. And I think the secret helped me to get lier. 1 want to know what you have to say about it Do you condemn us?" "As to the wisdom of your course." I replied. "I have no comment to make In your action 1 see nothing to con demn.'' "I'll go and tell her that," he said greatly relieved. "It'll make her feel more comfortable about it than since the secret came between us." Oldest Newspaper in World. The Tsing Pao, or Peking News, is the oldest newspaper in the world, having been regularly issued for the past 1,400 years. The ex treme care in printing the paper until recent years, is apparent for a simple error was punishable by death. The Riu Pau, another Chinese paper, is 1,000 years old. And yet neither of these papers have the circulation of golden grain belt beers, which are brewed with out an error, and the most perfect beers in the world. They make friends everywhere. G*»t your sup ply of M. M. Klein, Roundup. lain of far of of bet ter fin a a of so to THE PRINCIPAL WINNER By F. A. MiTCHUL Copyright hv American Press Asso ciation. 1311. ex a by When the American troops were fighting their way across Cuba, Cap lain Timberiakt*. commanding a party of flankers, noticed a coffin lying not far from the road. That evening in camp Captain Tim berlake v\as chatting upon the events of the day with the adjutant and the major of his regiment, talking about who had been k"!cd. who wounded, how the Spaniards fought and how they had tie* advantage of the Amer leans in the matter of arms and smoke less powder, when TimlierlaUe spoke of the s-range sight of a codin lying beside the road. If men have not the curiosity of wo men, acid tiie statement has been de nied hy the latter, they have a trait equally peculiar. Men. especially those who lead eventful lives, are prone to bet about everything which Is a mat ter of opinion or hazard. The ques tion came up between these officers whether there was a corpse in the cof fin or whether there was not. One of the party had noticed a cemetery on the way not l'ar from the line of march and suggested that a funeral had been interrupted by the fight, the mourners lind lied and the coffin spilled out of the hearse. There was doubt less an un burled corpse in it Now, the outcome of this suggestion did not result, us might have been ex pected, in the burial of a corpse, but a bet. The major made the suggestion, and Captain Tlmberlake offered to bet him $10 even that the coffin was empty. The stakes haring been put up. Cap tain Tlmberlake onlled Pat Mulcabey.n recruit picked up just before leaving the States, ami told him to go back half a mile and look out not far from a bridge over a creek for a coffin. He was to discover whether it contained n corpse or whether it wns empty. A full moon stood about an hour high and made all nearly ns light ns day. A desultory firing was still going on, but had nearly died out. Pat crossed the bridge and about n hull dred yards beyond saw the moonlight reflected from a number of points on the brass ornaments on the coffin. Pat went on till ho got near enough to see what the object was. then stopped. A coffin probably with n dead body in it at night in n lonely spot did not appeal to him. He was wondering how he could determine what he had been or dered to discover without getting any closer to the casket when the fid seem ed to lift of Itself, and tlio moon light ed up a white face. ed up a white face. "Howly mother!" cried Pat, crossing himself, n id, turning, beat a hasty r treat. Reaching the other side of the creek, he paused for another look lie hind him. What he saw froze the marrow in Ins bones. The corpse win coming with Us coffin on its slioul der. Pat tried to ran, but for n time his legs refused to carry him. It was only when the specter reached the hltlu side of the bridge and seemed to be coming right down on him that ids ter ror had n different effect, and with a howl ho set off like the wind for camp. Captain Tlmberlake, the major and the others were sitting in n circle wait ing for tiie decision of the bet when Pat approached. As he drew near them the soldier reasserted Itself, and he slowed ills steps til! lie came down to a walk. Approaching the group, lie saluted. "Well, Pat," said Ids commander, "who has won?" "If ye plaze, sir, what's the bet?" "Tiie major bets the coffin has a corpse In U. I bet that It Is empty." "The corpse was In It when I wint there, and now It's out of it." "What do you mean?" "The corpse got out when 1 was lookin' at the coffin, and now he's com in' with it on Isis shoulder." There was a burst of laughter. "Ol got me pay in me pocket," puli ins out a roll of bills "Oi'll bet it all that he is." Several mcri standing about, ready t> take advantage of the greenhorn, cov ered his money 10 to 1. The bets had barely been made when a man with a coffin on his shoulder approached and ashed half in Spanish and half in Eng lish where he could get a pass. liiere was another burst of laugh ter. The captain looked around for Pat. He was nowhere to he seen. "I've won and Put has won," said Tlmberlake. "Now we'll hear this man's story. But first let me tell you some thing 1 happen to know. The pool class of Cubans hire coffins for their d id. Tiie body is placed in the coffin before tim funeral and taken to the cemetery in it 'l iiere it is removed and buried without any covering pjnee tiie lid Is not screwed down they u.-e hinges. Th's man was not going to a funeral: he was carrying tiie cas ket away from a cemetery after the cot' se had been taken out of it." "You are right." said the Cuban. "I was carrying the coffin from the come terv when th • battle begnn. To escape the bullets 1 lifted the lid and got in side I stayed there till the firing had nearly died away, when I proceeded on my Journey. But now there are soldiers every^-hen*. and I would like a pass to get h >me." He was sent tvaving his load til! fcls return) to h-uhp-arters. where b" se cured Ills i .• s rot wns the chief winner, all bets being decided in his favor. 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