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kr !\( in or out of th'Sealitie, save the elOthes • she wore. \The 'point is,\ Mistress Lucy. said, as Master Ficklin bowed deferentially toward her, \that I have nothing?\ . \Nothing from your father, madam.\ • \But .m mother's -estate?\ . \I regret to say,\ said Master Fick - lip; \that most of it has been convert- ed' inh;' . money and lost by your fa- ther. There Is 'left in my handa ma - dace, only a matter of some #2,000, out at Interest. which you, being now Of full age\— • \I was eigtiteeu on my last birth- day.\ '\Exactly so that it is at your pres- ent disposal.\'• - ti. '\What shape is Win?\. -• \It is invested . in coinsols.\ : \Can they be realized upon?\ • \Instantly \To advantage?\ \Most ' thiOnk you, Master Malin, for your provident care of . my little for- tune. It is most unexpected,\ she fal- tered. , , ••• \Believe me, Mistress Lncy,.it...4.4. happinesatO do anYthing for you,\ said the old attorney, rising and gathering up his Papers and bowing low before her. \Yon nifty command me in every- thing. temporary loan or\— \Thank you, Master FIcklin,\ said MIA:fess Lucy; \you touch me greatly, h4 1 need nothing at present My fa- ther made me an allowance and gener- ally paidOt. It was a generous one, and, living alone as I did, I did not spend it I have a few hundred pounds in my own 'name at the bank, and with that for temporary use and my mother's legacy I, shall leek noth- ' lug\ \Put where will you live, Mistress - Lucy?\ \It matters little,\ she answered list- lessly. \My sister and I,\ said the old attor- ney, \live ; alone in. the county town. . The house. is large. • If you would ac i , cept our hospitality your future II decided. we should be vastly lion- s ' • \I accept your kindly proffer most • . thankfiii,\ was her reply. \I have 'been Invited to various homes here and there in the county, but I prefer to go to you.\ \Cood said Master Ficklin briskly. \That settled then. I am empow- ered by those Who hold the mortgage -. to tell you that the pictures of your -• father or mother or anything strictly . pez•sonal they waive their claim to.\ \Thauk you,\ said Mistress Lucy. \I • .) 11 rake bat small advantage of their geneecsity.\ - I know that,\ answered Master Fi.•klhi, \and now. I will return to the town. If you will be ready about 8 o'clock\ (it was then about ;) \I will ' return and fetch you to our home.\ \I shall be ready. Goodby.\ • The little lawyer bent over her hand • and left the room. I sat dumb and silent dming the Whole Interview, al- though I had ilsteued to everything with the deepeet interest As usual, it iris she who broke the silence when we were alone again. \Master Hampfloni,\ she began, \to what a sorry pas, am I reduced! What shall I do now?\ - My lady,\ said I, \the sorriest part of the pass to which you have been „ , I brought is that you have in me such a poor counselor, a rough sailor, but one who wonld, nerverthsleim, give his heart's blooC to promote your werare, or do you any lerviek\ Now, as I said that I laid my band on the breast of my coat, and as I bent awkwardly enough toward her - 1 could not even bow as gracettiuy as the little attorney Past departed—I felt tke ral?W Nta tAIRINALVIA elf • alath, OF THE , Being a True Account of Certain Strange and Wonderful Adven- tures of Master John Hampdon. Seaman. and Mistress Lucy Wilberforce, Gentlewoman. In the Great South Seas. By CYRUS TOWNKNEr BRADY Copyright. ten. by Cyrus Townsend Brady CHAPTER III. In Which I Deliver a Letter. S IR GEOFFREY'S will, as Mes- ter Ficklin read it: 'was a sim- ple affair. It left' everything of which he died possessed to his daughter. Unfortunately, he died possessed of nothing. The docu- ment was mere waste paper. Every- 'thIug was mortgaged, every family portrait even. Mistress Lucy appear - ed .to .have no je0Voright to anyth . -- ' 1 \wauCh I ' should have delivered at once,\ I continued, extending it toward her. She tore open e envelope as she it spoke and drew forth a letter, un- folded it and the dropped from it I little piece of parchment which I in- stantly picked up and extended to her, but she was so engrossed in the letter that she did not see my action and Paid no attention to my outstretched hand. I looked at the parchment I held in my hand. It was evidently the half of a larger sheet which had been torn in two. The right.. half was in my possession. A glance showed me that It was a part of a rudely drawn map. apparently of an lelandoalthougb lack : , . t ..,. . • •', i.; Geoffrey's hand and 'which I had en- tirely forgotten in the hurry and con- fuelon of the days that had followed his death. I stood open mouthed with surprise and shame at my caret less forgetfulness, and stared at her. \What is it?\ she asked, instantly noting my amaze. \I am a tool, madam, a blundering foal,\ mild I; drawing forth the paper, \hare is a letter addressed to you !* • Lng the other half oithat I could hot' be quite certain. It . was lettered In Alarketers which were very old and quaint. and aome figures in the upper :eft hand corner gave a latitude. The )utlines of the map and the letters fad figures were all very dim and raded. My lady's letter . was a short one, for she looked up from it presently, her eyes filled with tears, the first I had seen there, and for that reaso o n I was gad she should enjoy this relief. I suppose the fact that she was so alone and had no one else induced her tO confide in me. At any rate she extend- ed the paper to me. \Read it,\ she said, '\Tls my fa- thers last word to me.\ 1 took it from her, and this is what I read: My Dear Lucy—As an ancient king of France once said, \Everything is lost but nonor,\ and that trembles in the balance. I have spedUlated, gambled, tempted for- tune. first because I loved it and at last hoping to win for you. But, everything has gone wrong. You are penniless. Even your mother's fortune, of which she fool- ishly made me trustee, has followed my own. Master Ficklin may save some- thing from the wreck. I hope so I can do no more, and perhaps—nay, certainly— the best thing I can do for you is to leave you. May. (lod help you since I cannot Your shamed and unhappy father. GEOFFREY WILBERFORCE. Post Scriptum.—The last thing that I possess Is this scrap of parchment. It has been handed, down from father to son for five generations. The tradition of it is lost, but there has always been at- tached to it a singular value. Perhaps some day the missing part may turn up. At any rate, of all that I once had this he what is left. Should you marry and have children pass it to them. A foolish re- quest, but I am moved to make it as My father made It to me: a. W. I read it slowly. It was not a brave man's letter. I liked Sir Geoffrey less then than ever before. Some of the ancient awe and reverence I felt for the family went out of fly heart then. \Here said 1. - Is the inclosure to which your father refers.\ She took it listlessly, but as her glance fell upon it her face brightened. \Why she exclaimed, brushing aside • her team, \I have the other half. It came to me from my mother. When she died, five years ago, she gave it to me with much the same account as my father gives. I have never shown it to any one—never mentioned it even.\ \Why fiat?\ I asked. \I scarcely know. It was valueless. I attached no special importance to it. But now, now\— \It is a miracle,\ I said. \that the two pieces should have come together In your hands.\ \I don't yet understand what it all means,\ she said, \but\— \Meanwhile said I, \tnay I respect- fully afuggest that you get the other piece and let me look at it.\ \Your' she daybed out in one ell those sudden changes of mood, some times so delightful and sometimes Shel l reverse. \I am a seafaring man, as you know, mistress,\ said I humbly. \and I am accustomed to study ma aud cha 1 4 40.41 4 c \It is an island!\ she 1OaIfIkUow, • ?sly - Mother anii titbit were distantly related—that is. tb0.7 Ir ` 49 thee. eAditAs 1i ,the At* genera- fiou from two brothers.\ \Exactly said I. \Your father's note says this parchment haus been'* hits possesion for five generations, and evidently it was in the possession of ur mother's people for the same time. Who was the !ether of these two brothers?\ She thought a moment \Sir Philip — Wilberforce was hia He was\— , \A sailor!\ I exclaimed. • \Yes he voyaged in distant seas in Queen Elisabeth's time. Geoffrey and Oliver, hia sone, quarrelled over his. property after his death, and\— \There you have it. They divided his: fortune and tore the parchment apart, it being' thought valuable for aeme reason and each kept half.\ \That is the tradition as regards the fortune, and it may account 'for the • parthinent.\ \What next, madam?\ \the families drifted apart and grail - natty died ont until Sir Geoffrey and .my ;mother were alone left of their resPectiielinee, and without' knowing the relationship they met and married andil\—she faltered and put her hand over her face—\am the only one Alen of the family, of either braneh.\ • \Now here,\ said I, devoutly, for I fully ; believed' what I, said, \are the workings of. Divine 'Providence. The eons and ae4 fortunes which I can de-, ' it a tore by his the pieces Perhaps this may contain information pa7 ment came from old Sir Philip, vitl to y cipher more easily than another.\ aim, mit together until in you the, She nodded and went rapidly out of ancitnt hues were united.\ the room. In a few moments she came \Ir 8, - \but *hat does It mean?\ she i back with another piece of parchment. ask $l, turning to the table again. I placed them side by side, and the \Th re is writing, on the back.\ torn and jagged edges fitted into each , , .•••••-•,-- other perfectly. I had laid them on (Continued next week; a table and we bent over them in great excitement—excitement on my part caused by her proximity rather than by the faded, yellow sheepskin. _ \Yes said I. Stow Gets Its Name. of How an 'Ohio City Came to iiren island!\ she exclaimed. , • \Where is it?\ she asked. Alta 100 years ago a little settle - I pointed with my huge index, finger .ment existed at the mouth of the Mau - to the figures in the upper left hand corner and the upper right hand car- ner „marked respectively latitude and longitude. • \That will tell us exactly.\ \And you can find it?\ .„„ \If it is there where the figures 4 7say I can as easily as I can find the , park gate yonder.\ She 'looked at me with a certain amohnt of awe. \Why that is won- derful!\ she exclaimed. \Not at all. It is done ha seamen every day.\' Itept t \Have you ever been there?\ • • \Odor \No said I. \I have crossed the e o n = south seas several times, but I have never chanced upon that island or, in p re p a fact, Bailed anywhere near that , latii• th e w Pile or longitude.\ \But you know whereit is?\ .`'Exactly, and if I had my great chart' Of the south'Seatt here I could put my finger upon it and show it to yen.\ At\''.'Wlidt she asked, pointing with her oh dainty finger' in tier then,' . ° la that ring around the island?\ \That will,. be a eel* reef, I take.it. They usually are broken at some point so that ships Cap sail within, but . here Is a complete circle inclosing the Is- land. There seems* t6 be no entrance anywhere. Vila Unusual and Most strange.\ • . \Perhaps the man that drew it. made a mistake.\ \I think not. The map has been made by , a seafaring man, that is plain.\ \I see, and the island itself is a cir- cle,\ She said, • bending to inspect it more closely. • ' \Yes said 1, \and it is like no island that I have ever seen, for here be two great rings like a gigantic wall and a ve LAZ 2 .1 ° .•40% •••••••••••k •••=01111, •••• mar. • ••••••• ••• • ...war saboo. •••• •••• ••• gm* ••••• • . 0 4•••• •• •••••. \ 4: ••• •••• 1•••....\\ ••••• •••• ••• ai\ , •/•••__ tUrpil a , e (D4R 1 -It re cant ..••••••. 0.116 ; 0 1 NaTh _ ... jh OM. •••••k •Ilmers• Wo luir .••••• ••▪ •••• 4 One Helf of the Masof . the Island. , hill or something of the sort in tho middle.\ I bent lower over it in mg,\ turn. My eyes are unusually keen, and, I saw a word written on the outside the island proper and betvieea it a the coral reef. \See said 1, \ word 'Stilts!'\ \Stairs r' exclaimed the girl in amass- ment. \Did you ever see stairs on al' Island?\ , \No I hive not, but those may be some natUral mann of ascent.\ \It is most strange and meaning - 1804\ 4 1. \You BONI) been's servitor, Master Hans „; 4:10...inti le lit haft: 2 4 1 Am La I pee Was coal .pro CALLED!. IT • TOLEDO. iver. Its name, Port Lawrence, iven in honer of the great naval ander, The little town was not rous,:and live years later Major Stick, ey, an entlanslastic but eccentric man, minded another settlement right next o Port 'Law'rence and called his Vistala.. Both settlements were stimn ated'aometvhat by the competi- tion, ut neither prospered sufficiently, 'and' e year latex. It. Was proposed to unite he towns. •• • .Eve i thing was easily arranged ex - e name, and Imre trouble arose. Stickney.inalsted that the new fay, accept the' name of his 'Stale,' but the citizens were not . ;te have a flame thrust upon' -0110 whose peculiarities led hiba. name his two chilAirea•:”No. 1\ aad,\\Ikti -\ This fact lettli Major's was enough to**Ithie any n 'from him to bei'received ily. ussions were many and -heat - Willard a merchant la, suggested that they adept of Toledo, the ancient capital Be explained that, the Word y was \Toledoth from the meaning \Mother of PeoPle,\ Daniell* said they ought to be , • Ctinie together under Beck a •ce; Another reason wide the tale nearness in latitudeS' of cee, • in Spain and in Ohio; 'the fterence being only a • little n one degree. Further argti- ere that it was pleasant' in sound, easy to pronounce ana that . ne city Of lthe western continent as Yet bore thri name. His lasasoning prevailed,' and' • the united lloWna assumed 'ilk 'name To- ledo. That they remain4e to , it Is ahe'fftin the fact that ir first permane t newspaper was called the Toledo 'Blade, in recognition of the fact that To t taits, Sapin, was famed all . over the Wo .1tOr the quality of the 'sword blades' !Mich it produced. -- Ladle& tempi sti • skopti The ed wh of Via the na of Sp ori g Hebr and If able title of remark both p actual more t rnents Home Journal. ELEVATORS IN EUROPE Exoept In First Class Hotels They Are \ Crude Affairs. The use of passenger elevators is not nearly so general in Europe as it is in the United States. In Germany and Prance mest hotels of the very highest Class, catering to wealthy foreign trav- elers, are equipped with elevators much like. the Atnerican type. and in- tended to be freely used both up and I down. The cheapest hotels and many very good ones at moderate prices, ' though four or five stories high, are not provided with elevators. The almost universal type for me- dlum priced hotels has a wooden cage 3 by 5 feet, intended for five per- , sons. It is driven by a four horse- ' power electric motor and controlled by a serail of push buttons on the outside at the bottom. A person desiring to go to the third floor miters the car, and the attendant (or, maths/, any servant, for there is' no elevator boy) pushes button No. 8, the car stops at the third floor, and the passenger steps out and calls down the shaft that the car • I. free. Sometimes the button control is in- side, in which ease the attendant ac- companies the passenger. Sometimes • there is an annunciator, but not often, because the car Is not supposed to be ' called to an upper floor to carry par sengers down. Stairs are for that pur- pose. As the French have It this in- stitution le an \aseanasue and not by any chance a \descenseur.\ In any case, it is a privilege to use It. 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