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RI v.T 1. .1. I.arkin. S. . .11, e ti rtai m4id
at lu,'ich.eo, Mnotilay. 'lilhosi prts,:
were: Right 11ev. J. Vidal. S. M..
Very Rev. Mgr. .T. Solignac. \ev. I.. r
Borden, of St. Bernard: RIev. A. Si
mon., pastor of St. Augustine: Rev. I.. I
J. Favanaugh, pastor of Our I.ady of
Lourdes: Rev. T. Stenmantn. of Gret
na; Rev. T. J. Larkin. Re-v. F. \Vyn
hoven, Rev. E. Masso!rlan, Rev. VY.
Helliet. S. M., of Fijt. and Rev. J. P. '
Cassagne, Rev. Weddon. C. M.. Rev. -
Hewelley, C. M.. and Rev. Jeanmard..
It was a most enjoyable affair. Fa
ther Larkin proved himself a happy
toastmaster, and many eloquent re
sponses were made to his calls. Very t
Rev. Father Weldon, C. M., pointed
out the similarity of Bishop Vidal's
work in the Fliis to that of the Lazar
1st missionaries in Madagascar. Very
Rev. Father Simon. a countryman of
Bishop Vidal, remarked, with great
feeling, how the guest of the day was
a typical worker in the vineyard of
the Lord. Father Jeanmard and Fa
ther Kavanaugh were very much im
pressed at the wonderful example of
self-denial and apostolic zeal given
by the venerable bishop, his assist
ant, Father Y. Helliet, and the other
missionaries under him. The Rt. Rev.
Bishop expressed himself as most de
lighted at being surrounded by so
many of his countrymen, and espe
cially to see these same men so sue
cessful in this country. He also
thanked and complimented Father
Larkin on his generous hospitality, it
being the most generous that he had
received on his present journey.
Tuesday Father Bordon, of St.
Bernard, entertained the above named
bishop and fathers at a dinner at his
home. Dr. C. L. Stumpf very gracious
ly took the Algiers party in his ma
chine.
Those who participated were: Rt.
Rev. J. Vidal, S. M., Very Rev. Mgr.
J. Solignac, Rev. A. Stenmans, Rev.
A. SiBmon, Rev. L. J. Kavanaugh, Rev.
T. J. Larkin, Rev. F. Wynhoven, Rev.
E. Massabrian, Rev. Y. E. Helliet, S.
M., of PlJji, Rev. J. P. Cassagne and
C. L. Stumpf.
HOLY NAME SOCIETY.
The retreat for this society will be
gh Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. Father
Cassagne will preach that evening,
Father Helllet Thursday, and Father
Petit Prlday. The retreat mass will
be at 5 a. m. Saturday will be for con
fessions.
Note well that all the men of the
parish are invited to these exercises.
New members will be enrolled
Thursday night.
All the men are invited to Join the
parade on Sunday. It will leave from
H. N..G C. elubbouse sharply at 1
p. m.
SERVICES.
October devotions at the 6 a. m.
mass and at 3:15 Wednesday and Fri
day.
Sunday-Masses, 5, 7, 9, 10:30. Ben
edlction and devotions of the Rosary,
4:30. Baptisms, 3-4.
BAPTISM.
George Francis, son of George PFink
and Henrietta Helmstetter. Sponsors,
Prank Helmstetter and Irma Vinet.
At the Sunday scnool teachers' meet
Sia held on Wednesday, the following
were elected to office. A. Spltzfaden.
superintendent and treasurer; Dewey
Thrmlia, uassistant treasurer; ilnan
del secretary, Jas. Tufts: recording
secretary, Miss Irene Brookes. Bible
Departmeat-Rev. S. L. Vail. supervis
or;: Miss Edna Karr and Miss Annie
Baker, teacher. Elementary Depart
meat-Mrs. L . Deudelin, supervis
or; Miss Elisabeth Gillot, Miss Core
Swift, Miss Irene Brookes sad Mr. J.
. Hucklas, teachers. Primary De
partment-Miss Nugenie Herbert, sa
pervsor; Mrs . J . IHucklns, Miss
Marth art and Miss Ruth Borne,
teachers. Ktndergarten Department
Miss Irma Lee Preach, supervisor;
M Jrbwe Thernalag and Miss dna
Buthehr, teachers. (Each supervisor
Is also a teaher.) Substitute 'LTeach
esMt s glagle earess, Miss Mm
relt Walter. 1
Oil or Gas For Algiers
This week's developments among the big things in the news columns
were particularly interesting to the Algiers people, and we can begin to look
fot substantial developments from these sources.
The programme of the present administration looking toward a greater
Navy and Army and the expenditure of upwards of four hundred million dol
lars means positively that Algiers will receive its share of this enormous ap
propriation which is to be recommended to Congress at the coming session.
Secretary Daniels has publicly stated that the Navy Yards of the country
would be put to work that our coast defenses would be increased and put
I upon a footing to combat with the strongest navies.
A coast defense for the Gulf of Mexico means positively the establish
nio-nt hete of a greater Na\y Yard. The only defense that the Mississippi
Itiv,.r could have would be ships and floating defenses, which would require
a navy yard in the near vicinity as a :ase of operations and to look after
the, repairs.
A ..notlher great development for our district is the enormous deal put
o :er by a ('hicago s. ndlc ate when they took an option on a very large piece
of {roperty in the back of .\lgiers and Gretna for two million dollars, and
paying there-for twelve thousand dollars in cash. It is understood that the
;urpose of this delosit and tl;e option is to bore for oil and gas. One of
le drilling rigs is said to be on the field and others are on their way here.
The (contany is to put down five wells, and that they will strike either gas
ý,r oil in the vicinity of Algiers is almost a certainty.
ithere has been every evidence of gas in our l)istrict. For many years
at MlcIorno chtile one of the dairymen has been lighting his house and his
stables uith natural gas taken from a hole in the ground in his yard. The
E;rn-t property. near the drainage plant on WVhitney avenue, also has a
lierlptual flame comitng from the ground, which the Ernst families and thier
nct. >sors in this property have been using for years to heat the water for
feed for the cattle. \\While it is a fact that a well was put down here some
tyears ago to drill for gas or oil, anti it proved unsatisfactory, this is no
Sevidence that oil or gas is not here in paying quantities. In the fields at
ltaulmont it required on certain tracts eight or ten wells, which were known
as 'dry well.; or dusters." and the next well put down at only a short dis
tance alway would prove a gushing oil well. This is the history of the Beau
mont and Vinton fields, and the fact that but one well has been put down
here in our district gives further encouragement that oil will be found if the
right method is pursued.
We compliment the Chicago syndicate not so much on the faith that they
have in finding oil or gas upon this ground. but for the fact that they have
confidence in the advance in the price of real estate that has been going on
from time to time in this section. Without the finding of oil or gas in this
territory the option obtained upon this property will net the syndicate an
enormous profit when sold in small farms to the many people who are now
clamoring for this kind of land.
Regular teachers' meetings will be
held on the first Wednesday of each
month at the rectory at 7 p. m.. and'
cn the third Sunday at 10:30 a. m., in
the Sunday school room.
At a recent vestry meeting Messrs.
Ceo. Koppel, L. J. Peterson and A.
Spitzfaden were appointed a commit
tee on repair aork.
The ladies of the Auxiliary are busy
getting ready for the meeting of the
Woman's Auxiliary of East Louisiana
to be held at Mount Olivet on Oct.
30th.
On Saturday. at 4:30 p. m., the rec
tor officiated at the marriage of Mr.
John Bruce and Miss Jessie Mena
Grey. The ceremony took place in
the church, after which the young
couple left for a brief honeymoon. Our
congratulations and best wishes for
a long and happy life are extended to
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce.
holy baptism was administered to
Hettie Alverita Fernandez on last
Sunday morning at the close of Sun
day school. Parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Winm. Fernandez; sponsors, Mr. Jos.
I'mbach and Mrs. Hettie Guigou.
Miss Kittie Janvier was a welcome
visitor at the Junior Auxiliary meet
in on Monday. Hereafter Miss Kit
tie Janvier will meet with the Auxil
iary every Monday evening at 4:45
p. m.
Mr. Wallace Christy has returned to
his home, after a ten days' stay at Ho
tel Dieu.
Letters of thanks have been re
ceived from Dime and Daisy on the
Lower Coast in reply to the shipments
of clothing sent them last week. An
other shipment will soon be made.
On Friday, Oct. 15th, at 6:15 a. m.,
Mrs. Mary McMahon died suddenly at
her residence in Atlantic avenue. The
burial office was said the next day at
2 p. m. at Mount Olivet Church. The
interment was in Greenwood Ceme
tery. Mrs. McMahon left her entire
estate to Orleans institutions, and
I among them were Mt. Olivet Church
and also the Children's Home in
Jackson avenue. "Come to me," saith
i One; "and coming, be at rest."
The choir of Mt. Olivet will meet
every Friday, at 7 p. m, at the church,
for the practicing of church music
under the direction of Mr. A. R.
Woolf, choirmaster, and Miss Edwiua
Thorning, organist.
Services on Sunday, the twenty-first
Sunday after Trinity, as follows: 7:30
a. m., holy communion; 9:15 a. m.,
Sunday school; 7:30 p. m., evening
prayer and sermon.
The prayer service for this evening
will be held in the old church. The
usual services will be held there from
this time.
g Last Sunday morning the following
. resolutions were read and unanimous
ly adopted:
i- "Resolved, That we, the members of
6 the Algiers Methodist Church, do
e hereby express our hearty apprecia
Sdtion and sincere thanks to the good
s people of Mount Olivet Episcopal
t- Chrch and to the rector, Rev. S. L.
i- Vail, for the hospitality shown us dur
a ing our homeless state, and that we
r. pray God's blessing upon them.
"R. M. BROWN. Pastor M. C.
S "H. H. GIBSON.
5 "JOSEPH W. DANIEL8."
No rnew roeseve this week.
Our services are held on Thursday
evening at 7:30, and Sunday morn- al
ing at 8 o'clock. st
We have begun with instruction as
for Confirmation. All children who
yet wish to come are requested to tc
do so. The lessons are given on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at it
4 p. m. bl
On Tuesday evening the Young
People of the congregation tendered tl
a farewell social to Miss Rose Van- A
derlinden, whose marriage to Mr.
Hugh Wallace, of Port Arthur, Tex- cý
as, took place Wednesday afternoon a
at 5:30 o'clock. She was presented
with a handsome table-cover.
Tuesday morning the funeral of
Mrs. Charles Wiese, 727 Opelousas ,
avenue, was held. Interment was p
made in Greenwood Cemetery.
Everyone is heartily welcome to to
our services. 1i
NAVAL STATION NOTES. e
Paymaster William H. Doherty, '. h
S. N., has reported for duty as general f
stcrekeeper. paymaster of the yard, °
and purchasing pay officer of the New
Orleans district, relieving Paymaster °
W. W. Lamar, who has been detached.
Paymaster Doherty comes to the Na
val Station from duty on the Arkansas
of the Atlantic fleet. i
Chief Gunner William C. Bean, U.
S. N., has reported to the commandant
for duty at the radio station and has
been given complete charge of that
important adjunct to the Naval Sta
tion. Mr. Bean has had extensive ex
perience with radio work, particularly
with the kind installed at New Or.
leans, as his last post of duty was at
the Arlington Seation, Washington,
D. C.
Divers have been at work on both
the U. S. S. Stranger and the Santos
Amaral, the vessels sunk during the
recent storm. It is understood that
an attempt will be made to float the
Amaral and then have the damage re
paired, but as yet no decisive action
has been taken, either regarding this
vessel or the Stranger, though the
Stranger is considered to be so badly
damaged that no action towards float
ing will be taken.
The home yard of the U. S. S.
Wheeling has been changed from
Portsmouth, N. H., to New Orleans,
and all repair work to her will be un
dertaken at this station. Just when
the Wheeling will come to New Or
leans for her first overhaul is not
known at the present time, but will
probably be around the holidays.
The navy tug Peoria has been tem
porarily transferred to New Orleans
from the Key West yard. This tug
has arrived at the station under the
command of Chief Boatswain Thomas
James, U. S. N., and will be used in
connection with the work of replacing
the dry dock and disposing of the
Stranger.
The U. 8. S. Amphitrite has been
towed to the station to undergo re
pairs before starting her trip North.
It is probable that these will be com
I pleted about November 15th.
Further survey on the Petrel by the
Board of Inspection and Survey will
be held to determine the advisability
B of keeping this vessel in active serv
Ice.
DEMONSTRATION.
Demonstration of Aluminum Cook
ing Utensils, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1915,
7:30 p. m., at the BIiay school
room, iven under the auspies of the
Ladis' Oild tof Mount Olivet Church.
All basebeperg are hnated to at
tend. -Admhadm 26 ets.
DA-BULA IN FIJI! frot
mui
By Rev. Father Helliet. thri
Rev. Father Y. M. Helliet, S. M., a ersa
former assistant priest of Algiers to dus
Rev. Fathers J. Joyce and Thos. .I.
La kin and a missionary in the Fiji ate
group, visits Algiers on his way bac k the
to Fiji. anc
He acts as a secretary to Right Rev. Ine
lBishop .1. Vidal, S. M.. of Fiji. ent
It's a far cry from New Orleans to is
the islands of the South Pacific Ocean.
still as a former Algerine. a small ma an
in stature aod of apparently of a weak
frame, Father lHelliet has gone to
I'iji and has come back and is return
imn there very soon to continue his red
work there as a missionary, those otih
islands ought not to be so far away iet
after all and the world apparently is thx
very small.
L.et us have a look at a map and prc
point out where in the world Fiji is ica
there, we find it somewhere between ele
15° and 2"I° south latitude and Elt
17,i' and 1&0' longitude, west. If we Fr
s are to believe Father Hlelliet, who is a
now our guest, the (;reenwich merid- tiv
ian passes through the Catholic ho
r church of \Vairiki, on the Island of of
r Taveuni. so that strictly speaking both liv
t the Stventh-l)ay Adventist and the
('Catholic could worship in the same an
t plate and be true to their holding for th
a the Sabbath or Lords I)ay at the same th
time. For practical purposes though to
t. Fiji is considered entirely in the Vest- by
n ern hn misphere. co
e Fiji is a mere speck on the map. but th
nevertheless is one of the largest au
y groups of the Pacific, composed of 254 av
e islands, the largest of which. Viti
I Levu, has an area of 4300 square
s miles. The second largest is Vanno
n Levu, of about 2100 square miles.
w Those islands, volcanic in origin and TI
rising as they do like a basket of lux- to
uriant vegetation out of the bluest wa- Ei
ters of the deep ocean, are a thing of ha
natural beauty worth seeing and are
now becoming in the winter season- h
temperature 75 to 80 degrees-the fa- si
vorite resort of the tired workers of in
Australia, only 1700 miles away. b(
All the islands are encircled with a of
belt of coral reefs wonderful to look
n at when leaning over the side of a bi
small pulling-boat, but the terror of bi
tn sailing ships as they make their way si
1O through a narrow channel that leads he
to to a safe anchorage, the high waves gt
'n of the ocean in foaming rollers dash- $
at ing over the natural surging coral et
breakers. el
The principal reefs are named after t
the many bold schooners hailing from
American ports which found them- is
r. selves piled up high and dry on the
x coral reefs just as they were making ci
ºna safe anchorage. Close to Tunuloa,
where our missionary lives, there is ti
"Fawn' Harbor, where, like many a
of sandalwood or beche de mer schoon- b
as ers. the ill-fated vessel's crew were tl
as picked up by the cannibal natives.
clubbed and roasted. and served up on F
to taro leaves the gods sent to the de- P
lighted neighboring village. h
Times have changed. Europeans, d
especially Christian missionaries,
L have come: England's sway has been
al felt: the atrocities that disgraced hu- o
mankind have disappeared, it is to be t'
;w hoped, forever, and Fiji cannot be any a
er more pointed at as the last refuge of
d. beachcombers, the land of no law or
a the land of club law.
as Yet Fiji of today has kept many of
its quaint and primitive customs.
Take their social etiquette, for in
nt stance; for etiquette there Is in Fiji
as itr. among all self-respecting tribes
of men. The chiefs, a turban of white
native cloth wound up around his sa
cred hair, proudly proceed along the
narrow path or on the sandy beach.
He carries in his hand a large fan
made of the leaves of the palm tree.
O'n just like those In front of the presby
th tery in Algiers, or he may sport a Eu
topean umbrella raised aloft, even
os though the sky may be cloudy. Just
two yards away, behind him, follow
at his large retinue. Should his majesty
he stumble, all the followers will be seen
stumbling; should he smile, all will
i smile, and as soon as he stops the
followers squat down. Should he want
to light his cigarette rolledin a dried
ly piece of banana leaf, one is ready to
hand the lighted piece of wood always
'arried along. At meal time the food
will be offered by the women with
om much squatting and clapping of hands,
the kam bowl filled with the solution
of the "pepper methysticurn," a kind
ten of pepper tree, is brewed in silence
Or- and served long before fermentation,
not so that his lordship may be cooled and
11 refreshed.
But what about the commoners?
SWhy, they do not count for much or,
tug rather, they count for something.
the They alone are the owners of the soil
ns which they till, but they cultivate at
in least a part of it for their own suste
ing nance, the support of their chiefs and
the the general welfare of the tribe. They
work on a communistic plan; build
their houses in common, plant their
en crops in common, and if a person feels
like entering a house he can sit there
Ras long as he wishes, walt for the food
om- to be brought in and share in it. If
he has a guest, he is allowed to go
the and dig a yam in the patch of his
wil neighbor and nobody will find fault
Ity about it as long as the would-be owner
rv- of the patch is warned afterwards.
They are not theorists in Fiji but
they live a practical, socialistic life
and that system has contributed not
a Httle to make them what they are,
mne of the most backward tribes of
ok- men, destroying in them what is the
915, distinctieve character of man, his in
-o dlviduality or personality, and it is
the one of the works of the misdonary
reb. to buld up that msense of permsonality
at anl to mm thb natirves that they
asm nib i units inudelgm st
from the general welfare of the com
munity, and that is best obtained
through the advocacy of private own
ership which leads to self-respect, in
dusry and independence.
Where did those Fijis first origin
ate, nobody can tell for a certainty,
they have a mixture of Malay blood
and traditions among them but the
negroid influence is also very appar
ent: their language strangely to say Qu
is built up somewhat on the lines of wL
the Egyptian or Hebrew languages be
and has many words used in the cen- fot
tral regions of Africa. lee
Hlow did they emigrate and finally
reach Fiji, is a puzzle like many lk
otlhr puzzle that face the theor- W
ist in his city arm chair, but 5
that they are men like us, cap
able of being educated is a fart P
proven by results: sonwe are able rm'd- m
ical practitioners. Before the war a
certain chief was at school in Oxfordl.
I Elgland. and is now fighting I n
Franet in the Legion Etragere. and in Y1
a few years there will be a few na- a
tives ordained to the Catholic priest- so
hood. It tells a good work on the part I'r
f of tih miisionaries who went and th
lived among those former cannibals. b
The Fiji Islands are very fertile: clu
e anything that grows in the tropics
r thrives there. Sugar cane yields cu
e thousands of tons of sugar exported ga
h to Australia. Bananas are exported In
by 1,o00,0o00 every year and the co- a
conut with its copiah bids fair to be ye
t the richest production of those Isl- ri
t ands if only capital to develop it was
4 available. to
I But Fiji is only a crown colony of cii
England and therefore a much ne
glected jewel of the larger empire.
The sovereignty of the group passed fe
to England in 1874 after the few m
i Europeans, amateur cotton growers, it
had tired of a Fijian kingdom D
in the days of the civil war cr
here. Cotton grows up into a fine di
, silk in the south seas and for a while w
y in the sixties fortunes could have
been made in Fiji, but Fiji is the land a
of indolence and when on the 4th of
k July a loyal American citizen cele- a
a brating the glorious anniversary,
g burned his thatch store down with a ly
Lv sky-rocket, and when the natives had ft
s helped him to store away his scanty
,s goods and when a compensation for
h. $5,000 was asked, the king of Fiji
al could not pay it. He could not gath- d
er a year after the amount of 15,000 *l
to which it had grown, neither when a1
it reached 45,000; so he handed the
n islanrds to England, who paid the a
\merican and liberty hid her face and T
civilization came in.
a. Fiji has a future before her; her c
is teachers are determined to stay there d
ty and wait for better times when war l
n- being over the Europeans will devote o
re themselves again to the arts of peace. t]
Fiji lies on the straight road from
e. Panama to Sydney, sure has a fine
harbor and is a station of the Cana- 11
Is, dian-Australian cable. d
Da bula is the Fijian translation
- or the often used phrase "This is Q
be the life," and shows that the Fijians a
ny are becoming up to date.
of a
of Envy.
~u- ee, Uncle Bll. there's times when
en I wlsht 1 wus as big all over 8 yeoa
are."'
"Hum-and when is that?"
"At meal tlmes."-Pittsbtrgh Prem.
en Civio Porees.
bhe
ont want Mayor Bumuy' resignation
plaeed d?
to Editor-Put t under "M cil Im
tsCily--I was up at the noO yuate
y watching the heys. It wa
yawfsly amusing.
he Mea want a yor Bamg th re-ignat.on
ere Amut-DingS
ALt rleal Eas-Dispateh.
Very Long
Lived
By LOUISE B. CUMMINGS
"•Mirandy," said her aunt, Miss 't
QuackeuboLs "' don't see any reas" to g
why you and Dan Perkins shouldn't ie
be married at once instead o' wait in t
for me to git out o' the way and -and I
leave you what I got. I tell you what in
I'll do. I'm an old woman and not cleI
likely to live the year out. Dr. Bald
win says there isn't a sound organ In
my shriveled old body. If you and hiF
Dan are certain you're goin' to get my 'i
property you'll feel more like gettin'
married than if you're not. A bird in
the hand is worth two in the bush.
"I'll leave you property worth $10.- In
000 on condition that you take care o'
me for the few months I have to live. fu
You bind yourselves to give me $;,O Io
a year. The money is invested at that, .
so you'll not be out a cent, and when
I'm buried you'll have the whole roI
thing."
D: a had a salary of $1,200 a year. me
but with nothing laid up he had de
clined to marry Miranda, who had nc
nothing, until he should make some ac
cumulation. This offer of the aunt ha
gave him courage, and the pair, hav
ing taken over the property and signed lie
a bond to pay Mrs. Quackenbos $500 a any
year so long as she lived, were mar- f-e
ried. A part of the estate was the Id
dwelling in which the old woman lived.
Being too large for her, she moved out de
to spend the rest of her days with a
sister, and the bridal couple moved in. a,
Now, this was an excellent arrange- ed
ment. It gave the young couple a con
fidence they would not otherwise have
felt. But they were prevented from
making any use of the property until ljt,
it was unencumbered by the annuity. me
Dan was disposed to refrain from en
croaching upon the estate, but Miran
da needed this and needed that, and
when her husband objected she would
say that her aunt was getting worse I
every day and surely couldn't live the tir
month out. Then Dan would yield, ov
and the desired articles would be sh
bought.
But the old lady didn't die. After
lying supposedly at the point of death
i for a long while she suddenly got out
of bed and seemed more chipper than ac
ever. Indeed, she announced that she
was disinclined to mope and was go
ing to start a chicken farm. This she
did in a small way, and the interest pl
she took in it improved her health
amazingly. he
e Meanwhile Mr. and Mrs. Perkins
were having a hard time to get on.
The Quackenbos property gave them yr
no income and had been an induce
ment to spend money that did not at
r come in, as had been expected. Chil- j1
e dren came to them, and it seemed the na
r more children and the older and more w
experienced they grew the more vigor
ous the old lady became. Of course fa
they could not object to her remaining it
n alive, but she spoke to them on the I'ý
subject thus:
"Reckon you two think I'm goin' to lo
live forever. It ain't my fault I vi
don't want to hang on any longer. I'm ai
ready to go any time. After all, it
a won't do you any harm. You're econ. Pt
a omizin' at a time when you ought to t
economize, and you'll reap the benefit
' of it all after I'm gone." a'
Then the couple would look at each tt
other and sigh, knowing that their
debts had already nearly eaten up the
whole expected property.
The old lady hung on till the Per- r
kins' debt exactly balanced the $10,
000 they had taken in exchange for the
annluity. Then she died. They paid
the funeral expenses--OO-whleh left
them in debt by that amount.
Considering bow unfortunate they
had been tn the old lady's living so y
long, they behaved very well. Indeed,
they did not blame her. They blamed
themselves for having drawn upon the ,
property before they possessed it h
They not only refrained from accus
inag Miss Quackenboe from designedly
, drawing them into a trap, but spoke ,
u kindly of her both in the domestle ei
le and to others.
Having buried the old lady, they put
L the property they had taken from her l
in the market to sell to pay their debts.
Then one day they went to her quar~
ters to remove to their bounse the few I
belongings she had left. Among the s
artleles they brought away a tin h
boxr. It was locked, and they did not
find the key, but since there seemed I
to be something In it Dan pried it
open. Within they found a tbundle of
papers and pass books. Miranda open- i
ed one of the books and foond that it
kbowed a credit at a avings bank of ,
$87.56. Then she opened another, and
it showed a credit of $2,742.18. A third
more than doubled these two together.
Dan unfolded a document, which
proved to be a deed to a dwelling and *
another to a business block. All this
property was in Mists Queekenbos'
name. The Perkins couple began to
open their eyes. The old lady had evi
dently possemed more property than
she had conveyed to them. But who
had Inherited what these vouechers
stood fort
do They began to empty the box tin a I
Mearch for a will. Pass books, deeds,
n certifcates of stock and bonds were
picked out and strewed the floor. Then 1
Miranda, runnming over the indoree
ments on a bundle of papers, exelaimed:
"Here it Is. Last will and testa
meat!'"
Unfolding the paper with trembling
hands, she eried:
"To my beloved niece, Miranda
Quackenbos Perkins."
-S EMMAR 6LASSES MME
I PECAl
A MOUNT'
COURTSI4
Yv M. QUAiJ
1.; oer aynd as"
se_ !n hor, aýd I ýb
th their dat.l
.of , 1solon as
eli "' !.r table -g
clen "i . -,rranuged
blui :'•- rm.d as t1e 4
".Ill '- ,. -:::' to s iee am,
ris oo:: . i ",sked.
"Is 'is."
"A , baolhfitl?7
"I11 l: :: keerely
"I . ilud be si ft
ffeur~l...:.. w::g he , "hmW
I h t.und .V I Could as i
and ' e oat of tbs
You's pwt1
fIve ,. ; it dow eit 
you . : :'ere."
!"O "t' Well mle l
Tile ii ':; o "
ard at been m tLdiCCU
fi ..: ' when "hlm" .
ha I Y ~een n lron in
Al I Come y eS
he ,,: young . ms, g
and me ir ' lie sat d~,1
fteet ':. tr, her, a 111
In :,; t. before e ithuL
"Ah nd, . '" querletla"
"trur wine h rtihert f ,a
swerd. " iYou hain'tnoahsla
"h\o5 o keered?"
"lMeck, yn  oU is."
"I aSho, Never wasi sla
Uife. l.lnda, does ar i -
me?"
"Reck n be do."
"Anrd your mamf'
S "lReckon she do."
I "And, Unda"
` He stOlped therm nl Ia
time, and .lnda cote gl d t
over bis embarraws mLe I
he e id.
"Dad says you come b t
Skllln' a bar last week."
No reply.
t "Ma saya you toek a os1b"
acres of land above Psahli%
e No reply.
"laes you lost yoer tlmeerp
asked after a long silee.
"Co'ee nrot; I was tlkhs'"b
plied us he heaved a d ,
"RIeckon I know wsat 'td
L "Co'se I do. Dad like!.
you. and I"
That log suddenly
t and brought them dlo
I- Jim's arm stole aroga Idih
e as he finished the u.sm
" with:
'- "And we's gwine tO be h1'
e fall and live on them "Il
g if him wasn't back tLh L
re I'd shorely hug yeo, I wlit
I got out of "that dea" -
:o long walk, and if Jim 't_
I vantage of the ocasa
m belled her when I reiluMg
It The girl gave me go4
. passed to herr room, sad a
o the old folks arrived k.t
it "Stranger, was thar a
a-sparkln' Llnda?"
b ther as they sat down
ir "Of co'se there we
e the wife.
"There was a yg
r- replied.
"Did Linda call Mm
"She did."
"Of co'se she
the wife. -
"Did they wst
"Yes, on the leg"
"Would you say,
you say that thar wa
ed the husband.
"d Why, I sat them
be lng Into the lardu.
t heard nor saw moeik
up and walked away."
J "Of co'se be dd-u-d
e wife.
I "Yes, he un weold d
away," sighed tie
"t Would you like M
law '" I asked aftr •laI
S "Stranger," replie
Slaid aside his pipe )
Shands free to gestem
e young man has .ld
knife."
ot "And a whoppla' i
ed added the wife.
S"He has bshot thbn
of "Shot three sad
* fourth."
It "And he has swuin
of river, suh."
nd "And it was lan ead
lrd "And he has killa
er. foxes and pom-s Ii
ch y'ars, suh. than say
nd state."
his "Of co'se he bse- _
os' "And he made tf
to when the last ciresw
vi- "And It was a
an phant, toP-for sali~ B
'ho "And, suh," con
ers as he stood on his iYir
can outhioller. outlatm
Sfight and outlift afl
df, fur fifty miles arolad i'
re "Of co'se he ktain-lf
en the wife as she also
t- "And, sub, in a y'lr 
ed: ar' gwlne to send b -
ta- tur, and he's gwili  .
these nountains wIthI
ng a cane. All this, skb,
If Id take him for a
Ida "Of co'se we W
the wife.
IlAS YOIt'R
I' .".S ALL OUR
ANTEIh' BY A CUl
TIlE LOI ISIANA
TION B1ltEAli.
GEO. *
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