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RUSE By MARGARET C. DEVEREAUX In antebellum days there lived In Georgia on a large plantation, which he owned, one David Dupout. 111 m wife bore him one child, u non. aud when the buby waa but u year old the father died, leaving hie pro|>erty to 111* wife in trust for his sou. But Du pont'a affairs had always been In the hands of one John Coulter, lu whose business ability and Integrity tbe planter bad every confidence. lie therefore left the management of the estate to Coulter as executor. Mrs. Dupout had always distrusted Coulter, but so greut was his influence over her husband that she dared not apeak her mind. One day she set out from tbe plan tation to visit a friend. Her trunks were taken to the station by the ne groes. but the widow carried in her hand what in those days was called a bandbox made of pasteboard. Intended for the carrying of women's bounds or men's hats. This box she would trust to no other hands than her own. She told all of the household that her baby was to remain in the hands of Chloe. his mammy, and no one else was to have anything to do with him. Mrs. Dupont had been away from the plantation but a few days when Choie's husband, Sampson, appeared to inform her that little Archie, her son. waa very ill. She hurried home and. going to tbe sickroom, shut her self up there, giving orders that no one except the doctor, who had been the family physician for years, was to be admitted. The doctor came and went, but when asked how the baby was getting on always hurried away without giving any satisfaction. One day when he came out of the sick room be said: “It’s all over.” Two days later Simpson carried a little coffin from tbe house, followed by the widow, the hoy’s mammy and all the negroes on the plantation. There were walls from the dusky mourners, but none walled so loud ns the deud boy’s mammy. The coffin was carried to the family cemetery, where It was placed in a grave that had been pre pared for It John Coulter during Archie's sick ness, death and burial was away on business. When he returned he found his plans seriously interfered with. There was a provision In David Du pont's will that if his son died before his widow the estate should be hers Instead of In trust for the boy. The widow at once claimed tbe property and told Cfftilter that be must turn It over to her. Tbe executor was in a hole. He had partly accomplished his plans to get possession of the property and had it not been for the child’s death would doubtless soon have got It into a posi tion where he would appear to be the rightful owner. As it was. he could only undo what he bad done and turn the estate over to the widow. He was a long while doing it. and she was obliged on several occasions to threat en him with a charge of misappropria tion to force him to disgorge. When he had done so she dismissed him. hop lng that he would leave the neighbor hood. But in the sen-ice of the Dupont family he had accumulated some mon ey, with which be bought a small plan tation In an adjoining county, where be settled. Some eight or rfine years after Archie Dupont's death the widow brought to tbe plantation a boy whose age was given as twelve years and adopted him. George Etheridge was the boy’s name, and he soon became a favorite with all tbe household. Chloe and Mrs. Dupont both seemed to have transferred to him their love for little Archie. George grew up a fine fellow and. thanks to bis mother by adoption, was edu cated. When Etberidg" was about to be come of age Mrs. Dui>ont granted him a celebration of the event. Tbe plant ers from round about were Invited to tbe fete, and, strange to say, John Coulter, who had continued to prosper and had become a prominent citizen, received an invitation. Surprise was manifested at the extent of the prep arations. and some persons who re membered the boy’s age ns given out when he came to the plantation de clared that he had come of age a year or two lH*fore. However, there was a fine gathering In honor of the event. On the birthday when the clock struck 12 the guests were gathered on a lawn near tbe boose. Mrs. Dupont was there with George Etheridge, old Chloe and all tbe household negroes. “My friends.” said the widow, “and Mr. Coulter, this is my son. Archi bald Dupont. When he was a year old I gave out that he was dead. This 1 did In order to get possession of my property, which was passing into the hands of tbe executor of the estate. I took my baby away in a bandbox. Chloe. aa I had arranged with her. aent me word of bis Illness, and 1 re turned to bury a wax doll. When he grew old enough not to be known for himself I brought him here. These pcacandona are no longer necessary, for by his father's will his property Is to be paid him today. All were surprised except young Du pont. who bad known the facts for sev oral years, and Cbloa. who had alw-nys known them. While Mrs. Dupont was speaking her eyes were fixed on John Coalter. Not being a sensitive man. bis mind was occupied with tbe manner In which ha had been beaten by a woman. She Remembered. Aunt Jane is quite absent minded and wbeu she started on a short Jour ney. a few weeks ago, each member of the family labored to Impress on her that she must not forget any of her parcels or belongings. When sbe reached her destination she wrote at once of her safe arrival and cjoeed with tbe following |M>stcript: 1 remembered whut you said about forgettiug and tried to be us thought ful us possible. I neglected, though, to have my trunk rechecked at the junction, and think 1 must have left my lunch at the window when I bought my ticket. I must have forgotten my umbrella, too, when 1 changed cars, but 1 cunnot Imagine what could have become of my shawl. 1 suppose 1 neglected to put my comb and brush back In tbe bag after using them, but J feel con fident that some one stole my jet brooch, as i ao not see how I could imsslbly have mislaid it. I got on quite nicely, though, and bad a real pleasant Journey.—Youth’s Companion. Double Duty. An English siKirtsmau— they call a man sportsmun in England when he has money and nothing to do—has hit upon a very clever idea. lie owns an automobile and a yacht When he wants to use his yacht he ruus tbe automobile aboard and harnesses It to the propeller. Then he tips off the self starter, the auto gets busy, the propeller churns tbe water, and the plain yacht becomes a fast motorboat. When the sportsman gets where he wants to go he ties up the yacht, runs tbe auto aahore and gayiy whizzes along the good roads. Of course, to be perfectly fair about It, the sportsman should take the yacht aboard the auto when be is on land, but up to the present time he has shown no willing ness to display any such form of altru ism. He’s got a good idea, however. Tampered autos have too long been !>ermitted to go aboard as stowaways. It’s high time they were compelled to work their passage.—Cleveland Plain Dealer. An “Absent Minded Begger.” In “Bobeminn Days In Fleet Street” is this anecdote of Phil May, tbe art ist: Phil was at one time ordered horse exercise. It was thought that this mode of progression would insure his safe and early return to the domestic hearth. But it did not always work. One afternoon Phil was riding home from Fleet street to his house In Ken sington. and. in passing through Lei cester square, thought that be would drop In at tbe Cosy club. • * • He gave his horse in charge of an urchin to hold for him. It was then 4 in the afternoon. At 2 o’clock in the morn ing a police constable entered tbe club to inquire whether one of tbe members bad left a horse In charge of a boy outside. Tbe secretary remembered that May was the of a steed. But May had left the club at midnight He hud forgotten all about Ills horse, and bad driven home in a hansom. The Dancing Disease. The “donclng disease” was an epi demic nervous disorder, apparently al lied to hysteria and chorea, occasional ly prevalent in Germany and Italy dur ing the middle ages. As it has been in every instance chiefly propagated by physical contagion, like cborea, there is every reason to conclude that it had a like origin. In 1734, during the celebration of the festival of St. John at Aix-la-Chapelle. the streets became crowded with men and women of all ranks and ages who commenced dancing In a wild and frantic manner, many losing entire control over them selves aud continuing to dance until dropping down from fatigue. The ma nta spread to Cologne. Metz and Straa burg, and gave fise to much Imposture, profligacy and disorder. Not Animals. Tbe negro teamster had been arrest ed for using bis whip too freely on tbe public street “You are charged with cruelty to ani mals.” said the judge. “How do you plead?” “Why, Jedge.” answered the prisoner. “I wn'n't crooi to uo animlles. Them beasts dat I wuz lickin’ war mewls.”— Buffalo Express. Alaska’s Coast Line. The coast liife of the mainland of Alaska is more than eight thousand miles in extent, greater than tbe entire Atlantic coast line of the United States. The const line of the main land and contiguous islands is over four times as great as the entire coast line of the United States. Something of a Curiosity. “What made you send our friend. Mr. Butnshus, the Russian alphabet?” “I thought it ought to interest him,” replied Miss Cayenne. “It Is the only thing i ever beard mentioned that he did not assume to thoroughly under stand.”—Washington Star. Evolution. 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Colorado, who. on April 17th, IKS, made Homestead Application. No. 09NM. forgot 4. Sec 1, seH ne>s and Lot I. Sec 2. Tp 2 N. and sw* sw*4. sec aa, Tp<lN, HM W, nth P M. has ttled notice of Intention to make Final Five Year Proof, to eetablisb claim to the land ilwve described, before H *nry J. Hay. 17 S Commissioner at Meeker, Colorado, on the 22nd day of April. 1914. Claimant names as witnesses: Lem F. Gordon. Lyman A. Park and Reed J. Moore, of Price Creek, Colorado, and Tbotnoe L. Kuckman. of Meeker. Colorado. B. B. FOKDHAM. m?-all Register. Notice tor Publication Serial OSMB Department of the Interior. U. 8. Land Office at Gienwood Springe, Colo.. February 28,191*. NOTICB la hereby given that Benjamin F. Grove, of Meeker. Colorado, who. on March 16. MOO, maoe'Homestead Application. 4*7 Ute, Set la 1, No.OISW, tor s*4 nw)i, nVtswg, See SO, Tp 1 8. H MW, Sth P M, has filed notion of Intention to make Final Five Year Proof, to es tablish claim to the land above described, before Henry J. Hay. U. 8. Commissioner, at Meeker, Cotorade. on the 16th day of April, 1914. Claimant names as witnesses: Joseph Ralston, Dawson W. Black, David W. McMillan, and James L. Tagert, all of Octavo. E. R. FORDHAM, m7-all Beglsier. Old papers at Herald office, 25 cei ls per 100. Kave trough and spouting done rigiit, by Lindow, Lytle A Son. mh7 Send The Herald to your friends in the East. SOT this year nor in many years shall we see in fiction a character as fascina ting and as nearly unique as John Rawn Portrayed by Emewoa Hough, the wefl-knowa author, n die new leria) by this tide we have just secured. . The story is a mirror for us all. Having gazed in it, we may be sobered, but we wiD have been bene as much aa sobered Tbe account of his deal ings with men and women, and the registry ot lane’s wnyjgai sequence of the deepest kitmaw mamwmg. Start It with the Fiat Chapter Engraved cards, invitation* et; Our samples will help you decide. The Herald. STATEMENT OF THE OWNERSHIP. Management, circulation, etc. of The Meekor Herald, published weekly, at Meoker .Colorado, for April Ist, 1914, required by the Act of A utrust 24.1912. Note—This statement Is to be made In dupli cate, both copies to be delivered by the pub lisher to tbe postmaster, who will send ono copy to the Third Assistant Postmaster Gene ral (Division of Classlflcstion), Washington, I). C., and retain the other in the files of the post office. Editor, James Lyttle. Managing Editor. Same. Business Manager, Same. Publisher. Same. Owners: (If a corporation, give names and addresses ot stockholders holding 1 per cent or more of total amount of stock.) None. Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders, holding 1 per cent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities: James Hayes, mortgagee. Meeker, Col rado. Average number of copies of each issue of this publication sold or distributed, through the mails or otherwise, to paid subsr ribers dur ing the six months preconing the date of this statement. (This information Is requi ed from dally newspapers only.) Jambs Lyttlb, Editor and Owner. Sworn to and subscribed before me this Ist day of April. 1914. Claitoe J. Wiikok, Notary Public. My commission expires January 17,1917. Restoration to entry of lands In National Forest. —Notice is hereby given tbat the lands described below, em bracing 479.98 acres, within tbe White River National >orest, Colorado, will be subject to settlement and entry under the provi sions of tbe homestead laws of tho United States and the act of June 11, 11XM (84 Htat., the United States land office at Gien wood Springs, Colorado, on May 14, 1914. Any settler who was actually and In good faith claiming any of said lands for agri cultural purposes prior to January 1. imm, and has not abandoned same, has a prefer ence right to make a homestead entry for the lands actually occupied. Maid lands wer*» listed upon the applications of the persons mentioned below, who have a pre ference right subject to the prior right of any such settler, provided such settler or applicant Is qualified to make homestead entry and the preference right Is exercised prior t° May 14, 1914, on w hich date the lands will lie subject to settlement and entrv by any qualified person. A tract of I&U.UBacres, within Mecs. 22, 28. at and 27, T.HN., U.HU W., tlth P. M., described as follows : Beginning at Corner No. 1, being Identical with Corner No. 4 of < . F. Janies' Application N 0.291); extending thence N. 1*• So’ W., 19.20 chs.: thence M. *)° W.. fll chs.: thence H. *> 8 K., H 1.24 chs.: thence N. »»“ E„ 4H.HO chs.; thence N. 60 Wchs., to the place of beginning, listed npon application ?L Mar J r , . A * , Bo }' d » I HU) Htuart Mt., Denver. Colorado; List 2-IHOI. a tract of Mec - T - » N., R. ww„ described as follows: Beginning at Corner 4;°’. ‘- whence Corner No. H, of W. L. Application No. 45, bears N. H2’ E., »jHB chs.; extending thence M. no* E., am w . M w ** 8 - th«nce N. ,henc « N. 45° E.,82 24 chs., t?«n , «J , l? c^>o^ beK,nn » , , nK • l,sted °P°n nppllca C.K. James, Pagoda. Colorano; List I’ 1 /® 7 * Th « NW y A Hec. 10. T. 2 H., R. Ml W., application of R. H. Bruchez, Meeker, Colorado; List 2-1H46. February 28. 1914, C. M. Bruce, Assistant Commissioner of the General Land Office. m2l-all Money to Loan. Unlimited money to loan on farm security. Low interest. For partic ulars apply to F. E. 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