By rRANCIS A. COREY
Cojiyrlslit, l!i."s tr F. A. direr
Throwing a fresh nth k on t!io Are,
Dirk Vaneo Kuzed approvingly nhout
Mai. The ru iu Avliicli tlio dnncing
flumes lighted up ITfid a cozy, homelike
Ir delightfully in contrast with 111
licerlc.-. KkU'Iuku In l'arls. At lust lit!
luid ono little Nput within four wall
that ho could cull Ms own.
As ho Rtrt't hod hU li'L'S com fort nlilr
to tho blaze ho wan Mill tliiKliiii: with
the thrill of r.nmr.cnietit lie h:id frit
when Informed by tlio vlll;ii;o Lawyer
during thrlr brief Interview that nfter
notiii thnt he w;is Holieit Chilton' heir.
"The entufe consist of thl old house,
which turn been iu the Chilton family
for n hundred yours, nnd $5i.(XW lu
tor U nnd bonds," Mr. Illackstono. bad
"And lts mine, really mine, to do
vlint I pienso with?" Dick naked eagerly.
"Nobody rnn dlrputo your lopnl rlpht
to It," was the sti IT responno. "Chilton
took care tc make u will that would
liold. The JUBtiec of thp beijtiest la
quite another thing."
Although throe hours hnd pone by
Inco then, Dlek Btlll almost doubted
his great fortune. How oftou ho had
j?one with empty iookets nnd nothing
One blissful thought made his honrt
leap. Ho could marry Alice Dale!
They hail waited two years because of
their poverty. There was now do occa
sion for delay.
Tho wind whistled nround the house,
drlvhisr prout gusts of snow n gainst
the window. Dlek laughed nt its fu
tilo rage nnd Btirred tho fire afresh.
In fnucy ho saw Alice sitting on tho
other side of the hearth, one pretty
rilnk cheek lu Iier palm. How grn
ilouIy (dio would rule over the house!
Ho would hasten to her tho first thing
on tho morrow with tho wonderful
The doorbell rang. Mr. Itobblns, tho
Cray haired minister who had officiated
nt llobert Chilton's funeral that day,
wns inhered In. Shaking tho snow
from his great cont, ho sat down heav
ily before tho fire, his face wearing a
"Mr. Vance, how lornx had you
known tho deceased?" ho abruptly In
quired. "About six month, sir."
'. "Yon met nbrondT"
"Yes, sir In Taris. Mr. Chilton foil
seriously 111 at one of tho hotels. He
was nlone, and I took caro of him. Ho
was pleased to think that my nursing
Bared his life."
"You traveled with him afterward"
"I did. I was a poor medical stu
dont. I hnd Just taken my degree. I
could act as courier nnd nlso keep
careful watch over his bodily health."
Dick smiled pleasantly, but tho cler-
gyuuiu's face grew harder than before.
"Did ho over speak to you of his
"Only once Just before ho d!oJ. ne
unid they hnd betrayed, forsaken him;
thnt ho was worse than nlone In tho
world, no mndo mo promiso to bury
lilm from his old home, never Inti
mating thnt I wns to bo his heir. Thnt
rnme ns n complete surprise. Oh, sir,"
Dick Edded, with kindling eyes, "this
legncy means everything to me suc
cess, happiness, a prosperous career."
Looking at tho young man over his
rpectaelcs, Mr. Robblns said gravely:
"Then you are not nwnro that Mr.
Chilton left a daughter uud a gvund
chlld?" Diik turned pale, nnd all at once
there was a curious pounding in his
"No! It simply can't be! no would
liave told we"
"It seems thnt he did not. nis daugh
ter married against his wishes nud he
never forgava her. She Is now u widow,
a continued Invalid, nnd very poor.
Her child, a girl of twenty. Is working
beyond her strength for tho buro ne
cessities of life. I sent word to them,
but It appears they did not reeeivo it lu
time to como."
There wus a silence which neither of
the two sectuod disposisl to break.
Dirk's forehead glistened with perspi
ration. Ho swept u blinking hand
"Of course I understand why you tell
nie this," bo cried huskily. "You thiuk
I have no right to tho property and
should give it up."
Tlio old minister frowned, and was
silent. Dirk gluiiccd llugerlugly arouud
"I won't do it!" he cried, with half
angry vehemence. "If Mr. Chilton bad
waiitinl his dHUghter to have it, ho
would have left It to her. It's mine
liilue! I Intend to keep it:"
Mr. ltolibins rove uud picked up his
hat from the table.
"I regret exceedingly your decision,
ho wild coldly. "FruuLly, I'm disap
pointed in you. (Jood night, fcir." And
lie walked out of the room.
Dick sat for a long time gazing Into
the lire. His cheeks wero lluslit-d. Tlio
discarded daughter wus nothing to
niin. He would bu u fool to ubdicnte
lu her favor. No doubt she deserved
all that had befallen her, uud even
I'rrsently liU thoughts turned to Al
ice. Kho luid forbidden him to write to
her. lie should bo free, xhn hud su!d,
niñee they would bo tinnble to marry
for years. If ever. Not n line had pass
ed between them for mouths, Hut ho
felt no iii'sgivlnuu. fclio loved bliu; kte
mniU remain true.
"How I wish it wero morning that I
lglit gii to her." he s ild nloud.
II mulled, ami yet a heaviness lay
ion lilt henrf. Tlie irid face nt the so
lium whose birthright ho hud stolen
seemed to stare nt hi rprcucliful'y
from the corners of the room. It even
framed Itself lathe siimM.-iiiig logs as
they blazed i:p fitfully uud fell npart.
The doorbell tang nifulii. After a
long delay the door opened to admit
Mr, lturke, the old housekeeper. Kho
wu p'llu with siippn-ssed emotion.
"Another visitor''' he exclaimed with
annoyance. "Who Is It?"
"Mr. Chilton's j:rnmldn lighter, sir,"
was the startling response.
Dirk sprang to his feet.
"The yor child did not learn of her
grandfather' death until today, rlr.
The stonn delayed the malls, hhe enme
nt onco uud nlone, because, her mother
"What doe she want?" His voire
had a strangely bunh, unnatural
"She hoped to be In timo for tho fu
neral, but her tralu was stalled. 81m
is giiiig right away again. I thought,
sir," hesitatingiy, "you might liku to
see her llrst."
Keo her! Dick felt a sick shrinking
through ull his being. Of course it was
a game to wheedle somo concession
from him. Hut it would bo churlish to
"Where Is she?"
"In tho kitchen. Ehe would como no
As Dick started In thnt direction Mrs.
r.tirke- luid her hand upon his arm.
"One moment, fclr. I'd like to tell
you something. Tlio girl love a
worthy man ns poor ns herself. They
can never marry now. 1 m sorry for
She turned I.alf fiercely, but before
be could speak his auger was swallow
ed up in pity. The case appealed to
him strongly. Wns the structure of his
happiness to lie built upon the ruin of
two lives? If ho robbed this girl of
her Inheritance what wus left to her?
With those thoughts whirling in his
brain ho started ou ngnln, with heavy.
shullllus steps. The gill sat before tho
kitchen fire, her faco in her han-.Ut.
tick snv7 the drooping ilgu-'v as
through a red mist. Ho began sprit k
liig rapidly. In a tense voire, us if half
nfiald to trust himself.
"I'm a selfish brute. At first I didn't
realize the injustice of accepting a
legacy that means everything to you"
At his tlrst word a tremor hud shuken
the bowed figure. She lifted her bead
suddenly with a startled exclamation.
Ho stood staring. All nt onco tho
mist seemed shot through with a daz
zling light. Ho leaned nearer, like ouo
half blinded, and brushed hid hand
across his eyes.
"Alice! It Is Alice!" he said Incredu
She, the quicker to grasp the situa
tion, looked up tit hlin with a happy
"Dick! Oh, Dick! Nobody told me
tho name of the man who bad robbed
me of my birthright. I never dreamed
It was you. I thought It wns some ad
venturer. That is why I meant to go
away without seeing you"
The words died lu un luartlculato
murmur. Her blushing face wus press
ed against his heart.
CAN YOU SOLVE THIS?
The Slavery of he Match.
To a nousuioker a mutch Is a small
sulphur tipped Btlck, useful for light
lug the gns. It Is kept in a holder on
tho wall and is no moro Important
than Ico wnter or slippers. To a smok
er n match is one of tho currencies of
comfort It Is indispensable, precious
and exceedingly scarce. To him tho
man who nlwnys hu3 a mnteh to lend
Is a frleud worth having a chronic
borrower of matches Is a public nui
sance. Tho smoker's life is divided
Into periods of allluence when his vest
pocket is full of matches and of pov
erty when lie has hut ouo match and
Is not suro- that it will light. He
dreams at night that ho is on a vast
pralrlo, miles from homo, with n pipe
ful of tobacco nnd no mntch. He
knows every vnntngo point where
matches can be bad. IIo is always
greedy for them nlwoys suffering for
them. Ho envies tho man who always
hns two matches left. Try as he may.
bo can't do tho trick himself. Council
OrlKlnoI Natural History.
Tlio Ilev. Samuel return was the man
who made Connecticut's blue laws fa
mous by their publication In his his
tory of thnt state. In that Interesting
volume tlio following original bit of
natural history Is to bo found: "In tlio
Connecticut river, 200 miles from Long
Island sound, Is a narrow of tlvc yards
only formed by two shelving moun
tains of solid rock whose tops Inter
cept the clouds. Through this chasm
aro compelled to pass ull the waters
which in the time of Hoods bury tho
northern country. Hero water Is con
solidated without frost, by pressure, by
swiftness, between the pluchlug sturdy
rocks to surh n decree of Induration
that nn iron crow flouts smoothly down
Its curreut Here Iron, lend and cork
have one common weight; here, steudy
as timo and harder than marble, tho
stream passes irresistible If nut swift
An Indian Fable.
A woodman entered a wood with his
ax on his shoulders. The trees were
alarmed nnd addressed him thus: "Ah,
sir, will you not let us live happily
some timo longer?" "Yes," suld tho
woodman; "I nm quito willing to do
so, but us often ns I seo this ex I
nm tempted to como to tho Jfood nnd
do my work In it, so I tun not to blame
so much as this nx." . "Wo know,"
mid the trees, "that the handle of tho
nx, which Is u piece of n brunch of a
tree In this very wood. Is more to
Maine than the iron, for It Is that which
helps you to destroy Its kindred."
"You aro quito right," said tho wood
man. "Thero Is no foe so bitter as a
A Problem That Srrmi Imple, lint
Thnt Will 111 nloii.
How much greater than three-fourths
At first sight it seem nn easy pie
tlon, but put It to your arithmetical
friends nnd yon will probably find that
It will divide them Into two parties,
one cont 'iidliig that the answer ip one
fourth nnd the other ns positively af
firming that It Is one-third, while both
will be ready to prove tho accuracy of
their respective solutions.
The party of the first part (to ue s
legal phrase) may argue their point In
Five nhllllngs Is the fourth part of a
pound. If you liavo l." shilling, or
three-fourths of a pound, nnd rome
body gives you another fourth part you
have a sovereign ergo, your four
iourth Is one'fourth greater thun
Hut this will not suit the other party
0t nil, and they will proceed scornfully
to point out thnt the argument I nil
wrong, slnre If you have 15 shillings
nnd somebody Is generous enough to
ndd 5 shillings to It the donor is on
ly giving yon one-third of tho nmount
you r.lrendy possess (5 times 3 equal
l.), therefore your sovurelgn 1 only
one-third more than your 15 shillings.
It Is a pretty problem, nud expert
accountants hnve been known to wran
gle over It for honrii. Londou Answers.
The Wnr Long Tonnrued Bees Saved
A clerk iu thu department of agricul
"So you think that scientific farming
Is a bluff? You demand some Illustra
tions of the good thnt Is accomplished
by tho scientific method? Very well.
"When clover was first Introduced
into Austrnlla It grew there beautiful
ly, but it never seeded. The soil was
nil right. Tho climnto wns all right
What, then, wus tho trouble?
"A scientist studied tho matter, nnd
this is what bo found:
"He found that tho nativo Australian
boos hnd tongues too short to reucb
tho clover's pollen forming organs.
These organs lu red clover nro hidden
deeply lu tho heart of tho tube'lke
petals nud they can on'y bo fertilized
by the long tongued bumblebee. If
red clover la not visited by humble
bee.'?, who bear the goldtu pollen
grains from ono blossom to another, it
never seeds It cunuot bo grown. The
scientist, nwuro of tho fact, soon put
bis finger on the barren Australian clo
ver's trouble. He Imported a lot of
long tongued bumblebees. These bees
flourished, nnd Immediately Australian
clover, which bad promised to be a
failure, boenme ono of tho couutry's
richest and Cncat crop3." Chicago
GOLDFISH IN JAPAN.
The Demand For Them Appears to
Uo A 1 moat Without Limit.
Although the goldfish occurs In a
wild state lu Japau, It Is probable that
China some 400 years ago furnished
the fctock from which the wonderful
varieties of Japanese goldfish have
been bred. It Is reported that lu feudal
days, even when famluo wns abroad in
the land and many people were starv
ing, the trade iu goldUsh wns nourish
ing. The demand nt present appears to he
without limit, uud tho output shows u
substantial lúcrense each year. Many
thousand people nmko a living by grow
ing goldflsh for market, nud hundreds
of peddlers carry the fish through the
streets and along tho country roads In
wooden tubs suspended from a shoul
Tho lending goldflii center is ICori
yama, near the ancient capital of Nam.
Here aro RóO Independent brooding es
tablishments, whose yearly product
runs far Into tho millions. Ono farm
which I visited was started 110 years
ngo. At first It w as conducted merely
for tho plcnsuro of tho owner, but It
eventually becutno a commercial enter
prise nnd Is now very prolltuhle. Na
tional Geographic Magazine.
Tho social grosbeaks of South Africa
live in large societies. They select a
tree of considerable size nnd literally
cover It with gruss roof, under which
their common dwelling Is constructed.
The roof serves tho double purpose of
keeping off tho bent nnd tho ruin, nnd
400 or Goo pulrs of birds aro kuown to
buve the same shelter. The nests iu
this aerial dwelling are bnllt In regu
lar streets nnd closely reseuihlo rows
of tenement houses.
Australia bus a postolfico named
Talking ltock. Tho origin of tho name
Is thus stated: Homo ono discovered in
tho vlelulty a lurgu stone upon which
hnd been painted tho words, "Turn me
over." It required considerable strength
to accomplish this, and when it was
done tbo command, "Now turn nie
back uud let uiu fool somo ouo else,
wus found painted on the underside of
The I.lKhtnlna- Cnre.
"Here's u story of a ninn who was
cured of rheumatism by being struck
"I'll risk do rheumatism every time,"
nald Itrother Dickey. "I dou't wuut no
doctor what's ez quick e dot!" Atlau
"What's Ftevens doing now?"
"Hut I wns told ha was holding a
"He la." Milwaukee Sentinel.
Encouragement after censare Is as
the sun utter a shower. Ciocthe.
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Slirna l'ed lr Indian Tribes and
First among the trail signs thnt are
used by Indians and whito hunters
oud most likely to bo of uso to tho
truvtler, says a writer lu Country Life
In America, aro ax blazes on tree
trunks. These may vnry greatly with.
locality, but there Is one everywhere la
use with scarcely any variation. This
Is simply tho white spot nicked oil by
knife or ax and meaning, "Here Is tho
The OJIbways nnd other woodland
tribes uso twigs for a great many
signs. Tho bnn;iug broken twig, llko
tho slmplo bliixe, .means, "This Is tho
trnll." The twig clean broken off and
laid ou tho ground nVross tho line
of march means, "Rreak from your
straight course nnd go In tho lino of the
butt cud," and when au especial warn
ing Is meant the butt U pointed toward
the one following the trail nnd raised
somewhat In a forked twig. If tho butt
of tho twig were raised nud pointing to
tho left it would mean, "Look out,
camp," or "Ourselves or tho enemy or
the gamo wo have killed In out that
The old buffnlo hunters Jind an estab
lished slgnul that Is yet used by moun
tain guides. It I ns follows:
Two shots in rapid succesnion, nn In
terval of five seconds by tho wutch,
then ono shot, meuus, "Where are you 7"
Tho answer, given nt onco nnd exactly
tlio same, menus: "Here I um. What
do you want?" The reply to this may
be ouo r.hot, which menus, "All right; I
only wuntod to know where you were."
Hut If tho reply repents tlio tlrst It
luenns; "I nm in serious trouble. Como
as fast as you can."
Cantoras Itetl Tape.
Scvernl tins of pnlnt were found
among tho luggago of an Englishman
who was traveling to Jlonuco. Ho
was In charge of a racing craft and
Intended to uso the pigment to touch
up the vessel after Its long railway
Journey. Tbo Fronch customs olüclals,
Lowevpr, took exception to the paint on
the ground thnt It contained dutlablo
spirit, whereupon the traveler argued
that bo Intended bringing It back on
leaving tho country. Asked how ho
was going to bring It back, ho replied,
"On tho sides of the bout." Even this
plea did not sutllce, tho authorities or
gulmr that tho spirit would have evaporated.
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