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GRANITE FALLS RECORD. GRANITE FALLS, WASHINGTON Sylvia of the Minute CHAPTER IXContlnued ---20--- And now, as at this Instant they heard the car start away again, the ac- cusation in her inquisitor's gaze deep- ened; for Mr. Creighton was sure that it was seeing his father's ear at the door that had made Marvin drive on. ,The girl was a liar and a sclmmer. In the very net of waiting liere for hls son, she had denied that she ever remained here for visitors I If she had laota guilty conscience, if in lmr re. liations with Marvin there were noth. Ing to hide, she would not, of course, find It necessary to lle. A dangerous wench ! Marvin could thank iris father for saving hhn from her. Mr. Crelgh- ton felt ruthless. V]lth his usual directness he came to his point. "You were expecting my son? That was, of course, ills car that stopped here and then, at sight of mine, drove on--wasn't It?" "Not being an adept at seeing through a brick wail, Mr. Crelghton, I don't know." Her evading a direct answer to hls every question only confirmed him in his darkest apprehensions. "Miss Schwenckton," tie sald abrupt. ly, '2 would make It worth your whUe to resign from this school and go away." "Away from your son, Mr. Crelgh- ton?" she Inquired pleasantly. "Exactly." "But in these days of airships whith- er can I flee that lm cannot follow? If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, or ascend up into heaven, or make my bed In hell--" "What Is It worth to you to get nut of this neighborhood and stay out?" "Well, not being very experleneed In these transactions" "'Not very experieneed'P' "Not very," she imperturbably re. posted, "so I'll have to ask your ad- vice. What's the most I ought to ask? I want to do as well as I can for my- self, of course." "Come, Miss Schwenckton, I'm seri- ous-please don't try to play tim fool with reef You must know that 1 could get rid of you less expensively. A few words from me to your trustees, and you would lose your position. But I've no desire to injure you. I prefer to help you---" "Help me out of the neighborhood?" "I'll amply compensate you for the loss of your school and something sub- stantlal over." "You really and truly are offering me money to give up this darned school and go away?" "I am." "But," she exclaimed, a glad sur- prise coming into bet eyes, "this is the first, time In all my llfe tiiat l've had money thrust at me! Will you give me any amount I ask?" "Of course not--you'll have to be reasonable," he protested, feeling shocked that a girl who looked like this should after all be sordid and un- principled. "Just what would you call reason- "able, Mr. CrelghtonT' "Name what it's worth to you to leave and then I'll answer you." "Well, then, let me see--well, I'll take my railroad fare to Hollywood and enougl more to support me (and my family) for slx months while l'm convincing the picture makers at Hol- lywood what a gold mine I'd be for them," "Your family? You're not going to tell me you have some children to sup- port" "No, I won't go so far as that. Only some parents. Two helpless little par- ents." "If I give you a check for five thou- sand dollars, when will you leaveS" Meely caught her breath. Tim sum seemed vast to her. A thousand pounds l It would liberate her from this schoolroom prison, relieve her mother's needs and waft her to far- away California with a sense of ease and security such as she had not known In many years i "If you will sign thls statement, giv- Ing up all claims upon my son" He took a folded paper from his breast pocket and laid it on the desk in front of her, pushing aside the let- ter she had started to write to her mother. "All right," she answered hlm gayly, though not at once signing the paper. "And if I fail at Hollywood, I'll marry one of your sons and then my hus- band can pay back to you this loan--" "One of my sons! I've only one son who'd be fool enough to give you the chance. Young woman I" "But Mr. Crelghton," she asked in genuine curiosity, "how did you find out about us? Did St. Crotx talk In his sieelo ?" Mr. Crelghton stared at her. Now why, he wondered, was she putting up a bluff like that?--pretendlng it was St. Crolx l "St. Creixl" he repeated, with a laugh. "Don't waste your talents, Miss Schwenckton, trying to deceive reel My son, St. Crolx, wllI never cause me a moment's anxiety as to his choice of a wife l" "A wife!" she breathed. 'My-- goodneSs l What's all this about, any- way ?" "i'm sure you know quite well what It's all about." "if It's not about St. Croix, I don'tl" She looked so sincerely puzzled and astonished that for an instant he be- lieved her--uhnost But only for an instant. 'Tli never mva to pay any glri five thousand d HELEN R. MARTIN Copyrlsht by ]:)odd. Mmd & wlqJ 8elwloe lars to keep St. Crolx from marrying her l" he repeated. "But--but," she faltered, "if it's Marvin you've been talking about-- do you mean Marvin? But you can't possibly--but what on earth makes you think Marvin wants to--" She pulled herself up with a Jerk ; if she were not careful lie would realize that there was no least need for his paying her that bribe l "Oh, tf it's Marvin you mean," she rattled on, "then I'll re- conslderl I don't think I can sign away Marvin l Or, if I do, that'll really cost you something l Marvin Is really worth something I" "You're mistaken. He's worth the pnny salary he makesflfty-six hun- dred dollars a year. lot a dollar more." "I know--I didn't mean that kind of worth. I meant human worth. I wouldn't, however, get money from you, Mr. Creighton, on false pretenses. I really have my doubts whether Mar- vin would want a wife who could not tell how many states there are In his country. Do you think he would?" "I'll tell you what sort of a wife Marvin wouldn't want wben you've signed that paper." Without a moment's hesitation she took up ber pen and affixed her name, "Amelia Sehwenekton," to tim state. "And If I Fall at Hollywood. I'll Marry One of Your Sons and Then My Husband Can Pay Back to You This Loan," ment that elm gave up all claims of every description upon the son of Mr. Creighton. "ttow unbusiness-llke you are l" he said as he received the paper from her hands and tucked It Into his breast pocket, "to sign this and give it over to me bfore I have given you my check. He took from another pocket a bank book and rapidly filled out and tore off a check. "Now, then," he said, not at once handing it to her, "when will you go'/" "I think I ougllt to give the trustees a chance to get a teaelmr in my place, don't you? Think of all those chll. dren running 'round loose for days without getting educated l My eou- science won't stand for it l" "A conscience that can stand for brihes" "But your conscience seems to stand for them I If you think bribes so base, why do you go 'round offering bribes to your sons' prospective wives? Cor- rupting the Poor Working Glrl l By the way, Mr. Crelgilton, rids won't be a bribe, It will be a loan. I'll pay you back--If I have to marry one of your sons in order to. For I prophesy, Mr. Creighton, that when you know me better, you're going to want me for a daugbter-in-lawt Oh, yes, you are l "When I come back from Hollywood I'll prove it to you--for I'll stop and pay you a visit. Or, I'll stop off and be your cook until I've earned that five thousand dollars. In America a cook must earn five thousand dollars In the bat of an eye--" "When will youleaveT' he sharply repeated. "The very moment I've the where- withal to leave!" "But," he informed her in a firm tone as he handed her the check, "1 you dare to come around here again, you will be dealt with, Miss Scllwenck- ton, in a more summary manner than you will like[" "I'm afraid, Mr. Crelghton, I'll have trouble cashing this--and It would put you In such a funny light, giving five thousand dollars to suel] a danger- ously alluring girl as I am apparentlyl If you've the real money about you--" IIe had been wondering whether she would prove so sophisticated as to realize that. He had no intention, really, of letting her leave the room with tha check. "You are Indeed 'experienced,' Miss Schwenekton, for one so young l" he said ironically as he took back the check and gave her a roll of bills--ten five-hundred-dollar notes. And It was at the very nmment of her receiving these that again tim sound of a ear stopping outside inter- rupted them. "He's come back again," said Mr. Crelghton bitterly, "in the hope that by this time I'd be gone l You bare played your game well!" "And this time," she answered blithely, her head bent to listen, "though your ear is still there, he doesn't seem to be driving away again." Little did they dream that the first car that had stopped and then driven on had carried away Mrs. Creighton, who, the moment she had recognized her husband's ear parked nearby, had been startlingly convinced that Mar- pin's fantastic suspicions of a plot between his father and Lady Sylvia St. Croix was not after all fantastic! For what else in the world could bring her husband to the schoolhouse? She had decided, after a moment's debtitlng with herself, not to intrude upon their conference. She would let Marvin know, when she saw him on Thursday, what she had discovered. It was so evident that be was deeply interested in the girl--was his interest too deep to be turned to aversion hy the fact that she was Lady Sylvia St. Crolx and in league with his father to intrigue hlm into marrying her?as he had declared such a fact would dis- gust him t A half hour after she had driven away, Marvin, (lriving out toward Ab- salom Puntz', felt, as he drew near William Penn schoolhouse, that that spot was fast becoming to him the pivot on which his whole universe turned I As he came nearer, the sight of a car standing before the little building made his heart slnk like lead in his breast. Was Miss Schwenckton hav- Ing a rendezvous again with St. Crolx? AS soon, however, as he was near enough to recognize the car, he saw, to his startled surprise, that it was not St. Crolx'. but his rather'el Instantly he was convinced. Just as his mother had been, that his suspicion of a col. luslon between "Miss Schwenckton" and his father, to entrap him into a marriage, had been well founded. He did not, with his mother's deli- cacy, decide not to intrude upon them. On the contrary, he lost not a moment In parking, alighting, and striding straight into the schoolhouse to con- front them--hls heart and brain in a whirl. At the sound of his approaching step they had stepped down from the platform, Mr. Crelgbton's face stern as the Judgment day, Miss Schwenck- ton's as interested as If she were in a theater seeing a play, as they stood looking expectantly toward the door. Marvln's long stride halted at sight of them. !'WelIT' his father peremptorily in- quired. "What are you doing Ilere?" "My duty as the county superintend- ent. Earning my salary." "An easy, pleasant way to earn it-- calling after work on your young teachers !" "I'm here much oftener during school hours," answered Marvin, won- dering whether this tone of dtspleas. ure were assumed and why. "You wished to see me about some- thing, Mr. Crelghton?" Miss Schwenck- ton addressed Marvin composedly-- the elder Crelghton recalling that she lind spoken of him as "Marvin." "Only to investigate," replied Mar- via, "why, at this hour, your school 15 still open." (TO B] CONTINUED,) :.(..:.:'':.:..:..:.I:.:':X:.:.I.:::..:.:..:....'.:X:g.'.'I Belief in Witchcraft Strong in Year 1680 A writer, looking over the annals of Newburyport, Mass., dug up a curi- ous ease of the witchcraft craze. It was in I680 that some very strange happenings took place in the house of an old resident; pots and pans rattled at unearthly hours of the night and missiles flew through the air in the most mysterious manner and on one occasion a brick from the chimney struck the old man and nearly ended his earthly existence. HIs wife was tried and convicted of being a witch and sentenced to be hanged. A neigh. bar suspected a boy, the old "man's grandson, and in telling the aged man he could determine the cause, hinted tie had a knowledge of astrology and astronomy. Suspicion of witchcraft fell on him and be was tried and es- caped conviction on.iy when another neighbor testified he had seen the boy throw a shoe at his grandfather. Then ffusplclon fell on the grand- mother and she was convicted and sentenced to death. Meanwhile the grandson went away and the disturb- ances ceased. A reprieve was granted and later the case was dismissed. "Show Me" An English Inventor filters the seratchings and metallic sounds from phonographic music by passing it through more than 50 feet of tin tub lag filled with peas. Think It Over Know ttlat the slender shrub which is seen to bend conquers wlmn It yields to e storm. i i II II 1 HoweAbout- (0, Bell Syndicate. WNU Service. If I have any sense now, it Is a tribute to the knowledge an ordinary nmn may accumulate naturally as he stumbles through life. For orlghmllty I did not have any, and those about me had little. Tile school teachers of my youth lind scant education, probably, but I do not know as to that, as It hap- pened I did not much associate with them. I aRended country schools at lntervaIs until ten or twelve years old, but took no Interest in their ses- slons; they were poor and unattrac- tive, and I attended them as a dis- agreeable duty, as I chopped wood, or went after the cows, husked corn, or stripped sorghum cane with a forked stick. Tie little I know came to me from contact with the necessary activities of life. I have selected the best with tlmt spirit of selfishness which lies at the bottom of everything. I have avoided poison for my mind as I have avoided it for my body; I quit a nllstaken notion for the same reason that I quit a food that does not meet the requirements of food. A really good Job steadies a man more than anything else. A man having one is less apt to dis. grace himself than one who is here today and there tomorrow. The man with a good Job knows the pat reliability, politeness, fairness, played In getting it; he knows how apt bad conduct is to result in his disgrace. Note the men arrested for crime. A vetT large per cent of them lack good Jobs, respect at bank counters, and in thelr neighborhoods. Note the men arrested for thievery drunkenness; it is said of mighty few of them tlmt they have good Jobs. A good Job will steady a young man as nothing else will. He may be nn- faltiiful to small duties, but will hesi- tate about proving unfaithful to a good Job. l met a rather smart fellow the otier day who has a lot to do, and attends to tt rather faithfully and suc- cessfully. He told me he could spend all his tlme reading. I couldn't. Read- lag doesn't appeal to me as much as it seems to appeal to some others; l want to get closer to event than a book account of them. When I have an opinton, I try to de- cldehow much it is influenced by age, and how nmch by experience and In- telligence. It Is a mean feeling, after you get old. that you might have done better witil your opportunities. The same fee.ling appears In the consciousness of the young. A feeling that you have often bees petty, inefficient and impo- lite; that people have laughed at you when they might have cheered, is a bad thing to carry around with you. If you lack education, it Is your own fault. Every man you meet--every incident of life---every hour of the day--is a page from the best textbook there is. Thls book is called Experi- ence. An Aulerlcan puts Mmself on record so frequently a a patriot, a Chris- tlan, a gallant husband, etc., be is ashamed to p?otest when called upon to assist in doing noble things that cannot be done. The woHd would treat us all better If we would treat tile world better, and all tt asks Is a little more com- mon sense ; a little more fairness, politeness and industry. Revolution Is agreeable when it te brewing, but when it breaks and the furies are unchained, the people begin clamoring for order. The scandalous things we read tn the papers are not half as exciting as tbase we know go on everywhere, and hidden from the public. I have par- ticipated in events more exciting tlmn anything I read about, and so have you. t$ f$ Judges and policemen have me bluff.ed into paying a good deal of at. tentlon to their regulations, l here- with enter complaint because they do not simlllarly Impress others with thelr frowns nnd clubs. Every mad who tells a lie believes lm is cunning. He is aclualiy a fool. one of the few sure things is that s lie never prospers. All the people are as ambitious to punish liars as they are to tell lies. wimn women love us, they forgive everytling, even our crimes. When theY do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not  even for our vlrtues.--Balzae. When a fool writes a book. or talks, tile only explanation must be he thinks all the rest of us are fools. When the people can't do a thing, ler trying'for years, they put It up to congress, and howl and yell be cause congress does not do it within a day or tw r The Cream of the Tobacco Crop WILLIE HOPPE Champion Billiard.Player rites "The slightest cough or throat irritation might during a close match. On this account I [ as a steady diet. They have never irritated my throat or causex] the slightest cough. I am going to stic t: with Ludies.'" "It's toasted N_o Throak ,,Irritatin'No, __ Co2.ugh. Education by Mail To meet educational needs of fami- lies living In remote parts of Mani- toba and of children unable on account of physical handicap to attend school. a system of correspondence instruc- tion has been Inaugurated by the pro- vincial department of edacatlon. It Is estimated that about every fourth per- son in the province of Manitoba Is seeking by study to reach a higher educational standard. In Saskatchewan, where an outpost's correspondence school has been main- tained for two and a half years, en- rollment has reached 247. It Is be- Hoved that about 20 per cent of the tudents are of foreign extraction. Anyone can argue wlth a woman-- but seldom wlth profit. "Noted" but lgnoranti: One of our "noted educators" ing tim Boston convention of tional Education association at the booking office of a service about the different trips in and about Boston. He to know if the Lexington and trip included Gettysburg. Globe. Rebuilding Bergen Barracks are being replaced buildings In the central part Norway, which was destroyed In 1916. Shopkeepers dud men have used the temporary tures, wMle residents have forced by the thousands to sort of improvised shelter for places. 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