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THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. NEW YORK. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 10. 1909. 2. r, f- SIR GREGORY'S SILENCE By Arthur W. March anoint Author of "The Man Who Was Dead." "By Right of Sword," Etc. Copyright, 190S, SYNOPSIS OF PRECEDING CHAPTERS. Bulmer Trevelock, Bon cf Sir Oregnry, becomes of age and the usual ceremonies are held. Blr Grerory has concealed from Bulmer and his. daughter, Lotta. child by a former man-lane, that while the title goes to the eldeat on. tha property goes to the eldest child, which l Lotta. To meet this situation Blr Gregory desires Bulmer to marry a wealthy American widow, Mrs. Caulfleld. . Bulmer wants tn marry Helen Paxton. a stenographer. This forces Sir Gregory to tell his son and daughter the truth. Lotta announces her ensacrnmnt to Mr. Grainger, whom her father dislikes. Helen Paxton visits Sir Gregory and his wife. Hera she tells the story of her life to Sir Gregory and that her real name Is Powell. Her father had denerted her mother and she had been adopted by a family of the name of Taxton In America. Sir Gregory's name waa Powell before ha Inherited th title. She shows him a photograph of her lather and mother's marriage certificate. He is face to face with events of his own wild life In America. She is tha child of Gregory Powell snd Helen Paxton. He nearly swoons, sends her out of the room and secrets the evidence' she leaves behind In a drawer of Ins desk. Sending for Helen, op recovery. h explains the supposed destruction of her paper and photograph aa an accident. Helen accepts it as such. Mrs. Caulfleld. clinging to marriage with Bulmer, suggests to Sir Gregory the device of separating Ii'ilmer and Helen for a time. Hon Joseph Bostock, an American adventurer, having knowledge of Sin Gregory's career turns up for the purpose of using that knowledge to his own advantage, and lnvesta himself as a guest Mrs. Caulfleld recognises in Bostock, Ned Prltrhard. a well known crook. She reduces him to subjection and attaches him as an Instrument of her own. Helen has in London a roommate. Mary Prescott. who helped Helen In typewriting, but who was soured by her misfortunes. Helen llnds that unaccountably her work is lessened. Mut Bulmer consoles her by saying that ha has work, a mission to America which will pay him well and nnt take moie than a month of hia time, and he will take Helen with him. Mary Prescott hears this and Informs some mysterious person as to tins purpose. Helen's loss of w.irk and Bulmer'. Journey to America, is the result' of tha Intrigues of Mrs. Caurfleld, Morklni- thmu-h Hottcrk Mary Prescott is a paid Instrument of B..tork. The two break up the plan of the young people by making It a ccni'ltlon mat Hulmer shall go to America al 'ne and unmarried. They provide work for Helen with a lawyer named Garwood. Eost'ock Intrigues .o oust Cranier from Lotta's affections. CHAPTER VIII (Continued). Persecution and a New Fear. mHEY talked first of hie journey; and he told her oil he knew ol .1. i.. -A..M I.... r An' Hie win ft uo nuuiu win and late In the afternoon, when they were again speaking o! America, she began to tell him of hor own life In the States; her childish recollections of her mother; her years with Jier relatives in Massachusetts; and then of what she had heard from her mother's relations about her father." "1 am afraid he must have been a very bad man. Bulmer bad. even for the welt of America at that period. His desertion of us was cruel enough, but I'm efraid that wasn't by any means the ,worst thing he ever did." "It doesn't trouble me, Helen; and 1 shouldn't let It worry you." "But it seems almost uncanny to have to think of one's father as bad. You'd WALKS AND TALKS. BY JULIUS CHAMBERS. HE time-honored policy of "setting a thief to catch a thief" never was belter exemplified than in the recent act of the commissioners of the Pittsburg Ml Penitentiary in having the books of a prison official examined by young Henry Hieber, formerly paying teller of the Farmers Deposit National Bank of Pittsburg. Rieber, who hail enjoyed a splendid character prior to his detection, looted his own bank to the extent of $1,500,000 before he was caught. He was an expert jtrcountant, and the I on inspectors thought they might utilize his ability and have the prison books examined, at a time when Rieber's services would not cost anything. Before twenty-four hours, he had detected a shortage. He asked for the assistance of William Montgomery, who had wrecked the Allegheny National Bank of Pittsburg, and James Beinhart, who had cleaned out a Waynesburg bank. These three worthies are now "doing time" running down the "graft" that has keen gathered by certain favored officials. This young man, H-nry Rieber, was an exceedingly popular chap. He was a paragon of propriety. When I was in Pittsburg, a year ago, I met Rieber on several occasions. A mutual friend gave to us a dinner at one of the swell clubs. Rieber asked me to come down next day and see the Farmers National Bank. I did so, and he showed me over the place everywhere, except the small door through which he and Montgomery used to exchange their cash when the bank examiner was about to put in an appearance. If Rieber's cash were several hundred thousand dollars "short," Montgomery would lend him the money, in neat bundles, so the examiner could count it. Rieber did the same for fcis friend, who was looting his bank, also. There Isn't any telling how long the combination would have worked If examinations of the two banks bad not been made simultaneously. In that instance the back door could not be worked! Rieber "took his medicine" courageously. His wife and their pretty children did not go to the court room, because he would not consent to their presence there. He and Montgomery received long terms. Neither one nor the other would "squeal" on the politicians tor whose benefit the overdrafts and embezzlements were mnde. Sums lost in tho stock market by Rieber and Montgomery wore comparatively small, compared with the over-certification and payments made upon checks known to be worthless. It is to be hoped that "experts" such as Rieber and Montgomery will catch every thieving rat in the Riverside Penitentiary. By that means they will have rendered their neighbors and the commonwealth some service. The woman suffragists have invaded the sanctity of Printing House square to impress the tired printers, knocking off after a heavy period of work, with tbe fairness of their cause. Shades of Andy Horn's, of Hitchcock's and of Sandy Spencer's! Haven't these good ladles any homes of their own to adorn and beautify? Why should they be out so late? Every man Oliver for ihe Senate. George T. Oliver. George Tener Oliver of PIttBburg was saraed by the Joint caucus yesterday as tho Republican candidate for United S'ates senator, to fill the unexpired term of Philander C. Knox, who resigned last week to b"'im secretary of state In President's Tsft cabinet. WWH ' " fr twisVwssij ? ' i ' - t ! iftV .";: 1 f ,i SMSMajf ' - If; by Arthur W. Jlarchmont. All Right feel as I do If you could imagine Sir Gregory anything but tha soul of honor. And my Aunt. Deborah used to say that Powell of the Black Gulch, as he was called, was one of the worst men In Montana. But. of course, she was prejudiced, for my dear mother's sake. And mother was one of the whitest women that ever lived." "What name did you say? Powell?" "I declare I forgot I bad never told you that my real name is Powell. I told Sir Gregory when I was t the Chase, and I asked him to tell you. I suppose he forgot It, and I never thought to ask you"; and she went on to explain how she had taken her mother's name. "My father, certainly, never told me; but he was right that It didn't matter. It Isn't your name I care about, sweetheart. It's your self. Did you ever change It legally?" "Not that I know of. My mother took her family name to prevent her ever be ing found by my father. But there was who has "overworked" the lodge and the "sick friend" excuses will be friendly to women suffrage. So, we are to have a war revenue tax agtin? Our tongues must get ready to "lick" stamps for our checks and our contracts. While we are In the way of "licking" stamps, why not compel us to pay for all receipted bills we get from our tradesmen, as is done in Great Britain and France? The telegraph companies have recently formed a combination and put tho rates up; therefore they ought not to object to "standing for" an Impost of one little green cent stamp on each message. No doubt they will make the customer pay it, just as they did aforetime. The national inheritance tax is a neat feature. It strikes at the colossal fortunes that have been gathered under the protective tariff and will put some of the money into the United StateB Treasury from which spendthrift Congresses in future can redistribute It. Tho deficit at the end of the fiscal year threatens to be J150.000.000, which cannot ne viewed with equanimity, even by a people who throw money away. As a nation, we are living far beyond our income! Not only must we economize, but we must reduce the tariff which Is our source of revenue. It is a nice problem, and if President Taft lg encouraged to believe that the solution will be round during a brief "extra" session he is liable to keen disappointment. The session Is likely to be "extra dry." Is it not remarkable that an opera company cannot be managed like any other buBlness that employs talent? Now we have Oscar HammerBteln in a misun derstanding with the conductor of his or chestra! Only a few days ago, two of the leading lady songstresses were at dag gers points. One of the ladles "sparred" the other to a standstill. Samuel Unter-meyer, lawyer for the successful conten-tionlst, is said to have charged $1,000 for the few lines he wrote to Oscar Ham-merstein that brought htm to terms. It was a good thing for Samuel. The query arises. Is Oscar his own press agent? Why should not President Taft go to Alaska next summer? He Is well informed about our colonial possessions; but tbe vast territory of Alaska, alleged to be about half the size of the United States proper, is a new field to him. We are shy of Information regarding Its needs and the help that might be extended to lt3 people by the general government. We spent many months of valuable time taking care of Its seals; one would think that a few weeks given to the betterment of the Alaskans would be time well spent. Ta-ft has a precedent for travel, during his term of office. But If the rumor that the Bellamy Storers am to be sent back to a Euro pean embassy be correct, one wonders what they have done to eBrn sucn oia-tlnction now or heretofore. "O, Maria!" The Union Pacific Railroad Company h hAn cnmnelled to return to the gov ernment a traet of coal land, easily 11 Knn firm nnnn which it had fas- tanpri Its claws without any show of right. It U a small matter, when one ..n.mhtn all the monev that the people of the United States threw Into the lap of this mighty ..nd ungrateful corporation; but it proves that the leaven Btirred Into the dough by Theodore Roosevelt is still working! Does one suppose that anything of this kind would have occurred under Presidents like Hayes, or Harrison, or Arthur? Never, in the slightest degree. nnoo were hnllv davs for de corpora- tloners'" as Dlnklespiel might truthfully Bay. New Associate Pastor. .Us i The Rev. Allyn K. Foster, New Associate Pastor of tho Mnrcy Avenue Baptist Church. m i V v7 Referred. never much fear of that. I should think. Massachusetts is too far from Montana to have made that likely." "By Jove, I say, there's a singular thing. My father must have been out in Montana about that time. He was there as a young man, you know; years before he came Into the Chase, of course; and his name then was Powell. I wonder if he ever heard anything of your father? I'll ask hlra when I get home. Are you cold, child?" he broke off suddenly, seeing her start and shivor. "No. It's nothing," she answered in some confusion. "Yet I did shiver, didn't I? I I am always troubled when I think of my .father." "Then we won't think of him any more. I'll pull over into the sunlight, You are looking quite pale. I'm sure you are cold. And you're looking as sad as If we had to say good-by now." "I'm all right again now," she replied, with a smile. "Hullo, look at those Idiots In that SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES. Arfairs at the Girls High School The physical training department of the Girls High School furnished the programme for the assembly Monday morning. It consisted of an address on "Tbe Physical Balance," by Mlsa Jessie H. Bancroft, assistant physical director of the city schools, and violin and vocal solos by Seymour Price and Josiah New-son of the Commercial High School, both boys In the glee club and orchestra of that school. Master Price sang "The Wind Is Whtepertng Through the Trees." Neweon played a violin obligato by Seymour. Mrs. George Schlegel sang two soprano solos, "A Life's Thanksgiving" and "A Drap o" Dew." Miss Bancroft contended that the best mental work could only be done when the body was well cared for, when the spirit was one of wholesomeness. There ehould be no drudgery in the service the pupil was giving. A buoyant, 'cheerful spirit broke up the dead level of labor and enabled tbe student to rise to higher levels of normal effort. Wholesomeness and the cheerful spirit were the gifts of a rational physical exercise such as tha schools aimed to give the girls and boys In the City of New York. For the next oix weeks there will be an organ recital each Wednesday, lasting from 12:40 to 1 o clock. Quite a number of elections have taken place In the school within ten days. The Girls High School Debating Society has elected the following officers: Maud White, president; Elsie Schue, vice presi dent, and Merle Mosler, secretary. Tne German Club has elected Elsa Schue president; Dorothy P. Tuthlll, secretary; Mabclle Meyer, vice president, and Maud M. White, treasurer. The Dresser Debat ing Society has Beatrice Fitzgerald as president; Shirley Gleason, vice president; Edna Thompson, corresponding secretary; Tola Taber, recording secretary; Lillian Stomm. treasurer, and Mary Hartlch. Marion McCracken and Dorothy Tuthlll, executive committee. The officers selected by the Snakspeare society are: Rose Sadvoransky, president; Fannie Hand, vice president; Josephine War- achauer, secretary. The Mandolin Club, under the charge of Miss wuson, nas chosen the following officers: Maude Henderson, president, and Josephine Campi bell, secretary. Athena Debating Society's new officers are Gertrude Van Buren, president; Lillian Ooikman, vice president; Annie Colberg, secretary, and Alma Mitchell, treasurer. This society had an Interesting debate last week on the question that roadside advertising should be abolished by law In the City of New York. The affirmative was upheld by Gertrude Barnum and Louise Adams; the negative by Ella Gannon and Annie Colberg. The merits of the argument were decided to be in favor of the affirmative. The following girls have been chosen representatives and vice representatives In their respective rooms: Bm. Representative. Vice representative. 1. Clara A. Oraelte May L. Truentt 2. F. A. Hickman 8. E. Edelmann 4. Lily McDowell 5, Edith M. Hettrlck 8. Corlnne Schmidt 10. Agnes Dobbins 11a. Charlotte Beebe lib. Susan DePeyster 1 U.u IrowArd Jessica D. Conn Charlotte Strang 5 Laura Rleckenbera; I Ella Gannon (Annie Colberg (Alice Matthey Helen Wholey S Mildred Cooper J Sadie Kresky Rose Haven Frieda Mitchell Elizabeth Colvln 11' 5Mn. w. Sherman Martha Eatsbrooks I Jeanne E. Frossard 15. Edith Lyon Mary Graham 17a. Agnes Fltzilmons Helen I. Elsemman 17b. Louisa Mayer Annie Werner 18. Helen Conners Ethel Hahn 19. Gertrude L. Brown Caroline M. Allison 20. Mildred Watt Marguerite Cappa '1 DnralTM Lew DorlS OlSOh 2:n. Ethel Kotteman Helen Blackburn 22b. J. H. Presjburg Helen L. Cannon Ethel Hussey Hilda T'lmann Marguerite Brabant 23. Marjnrle Tart 23. Edith King ?t. Fdlth Thompson ?8. Florence E Muller Alice Crow 29. H. L LeMosiurler K. W. Clendlnnlng 30. Marlon F. Schwab Ruby H. Pleree 31. Elsie Marr D irothy Block 33. Emma J. Miller Alberta Brooks . Verane Holllaer Ttnth Darville 36. F. A. Pleckenberg Evelyn O. Russell 37. Ruby Madien Dalsv Black 88. Marie Morgan 89. Alice M. Raker 40. Nellie Judge 41. Maud M. White 4. Dorothy Dudley 44 Jennie Davles Mildred weeks Marguerite Ballou Laura A. Kolk I,. Elsu Loeber Florence Blttman 5 Beatrice Fitzgerald 1 1 Edna Wright Helen Biles Mary Farnan Flora Larmer 45. Edith Bernstein 46 Margaret Yeomsns Mildred Burden 47. Viola Wilbur Nora Jensen 4. Mary Wells 49. Helen Ridding ,W. Alma Schumann D2. Adelaide Owens 64. Otlllla Brharf S3. Irene Hunderlln M. Elisabeth Wells S7. Ktlth Thompson M. Rose Bnrta M. Elisabeth Conrny 60. Julia Frans 62. Agnes Taylor Ruth E. Rowland 86. Olive Allen fl. Ethel O'T-eary IN. Sttean Cheeter 70. Lillian Oakman 71. Anna Knapp D. Flora Bobsten E. Bertha Diescher L. Eleanor Voaeick N. Olga Knskl O. Ethel Gavin r t "hr "'o'd X. Irene Elsen '. Marlon Uude Helen O. H. Johnson Ruth Haneon Honrlotta Wnhlstedt (Anna L. Kottmann (Alice Benedict Lillian Homan Emma outre Julia Vincent Rose Cortelyou Grace Auuermann Miiud Raymond Elsie Waiter Helen Kenealy Margaret L. Dixon (Janet Thompson 5 Mettle Turton Charlotte Rogers Theresa Hennessey Anna Peterson Anna Merles Charlta Stamm Helen B. Henrlch Eleanor Litt Dorothy Entrsren f'harlotte Hlgley Edith Stark Gertrude Uellows Catherine Cuaola boat, over there. They'll be in the river In a minute; fooling about In that rotten fashion." In this way his attention was distracted from Helen, and the talk turned afterward Into other channels. She waa very thoughtful for the rest of the day. She told Bulmer It was be cause they were to part so soon, and he tried to cheer her up. But the remembrance of that scene with Sir Gregory at the Chase was strong In her thoughts all the evening, and a horrible fear which she dared not put In definite shape even to herself bad been roused by the afternoon's conversation. "Can there have beea two Gregory Powells In Montana at the eametime, both English? If not " the unspoken alternative kept her awake all the long night. CHAPTER IX. "There Must Be An Explana. tion." i Despite her natural buoyancy of mind and high courage. Helen could not shake off the depression caused by Bulmer'l reference to his father's former name, and the fact that he had been in Montana in the old days. A hundred time day she told herself her feara must be groundless. It was Impossible that a man like Sir Gregory Trevellock. high In the esteem of all who knew him, a type of an English gentleman, and regarded as the soul of honor, could be the same Gregory Powell who had married her mother only to desert her, and whose life liad been en unbroken career of evil, cowardice and darkness. She recalled all the stories she had heard of her father, eager to And reasons to lull her fear; and when she pictured Sir Gregory, suave, courteous, kindly-mannered gentleman that he waB, as the doer of them, all her instincts rebelled against the possibility which so distressed her. But against that there was that strange interview at the Chase, when she had told him her real name. Was his explanation a sudden heart attack the real meaning of his collapse? She recalled that it had come just at the Instant when she had placed the marriage certificate and her father's portrait In his hands. The plea of illness might have GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL. ANNEX NO. 42. Km, Representative. Vice Representative. 1. Dorothy Webb Eulalla Smith 2. Blanche V. Sullivan Carol Hauck a. Muriel M. Hart Clara uoyie 4. Martha Strube Marlon Light Anna Beatty Gladys Demarest Dorothy Miller Bertha Porter ? Grace Coffin May Kennedy Elsa Kauschla Edith M. Towrle Rosabel Lynd 5. Holene Schroder 6. Ida Heins 7. Adele Bradbury la. B. Zimmerman 2a. May Maconkey 3a. Ruth Tothbart 4a. Vera N. Kidd 6a. Louise Heuer A. Helen Mayhew B. Alice Pitblado Florence Guion C. Dorothy E French Anna Fox D. Alice O'Reilly Lena Fried E. Lorntta Ijimb Bessie Shult F. Rita Logan , Bertha Kettelholdt GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL, ANNEX No. 129. Rm. Representative. Vice Representative. o. Alma Ling Jean Taylor 806. Alma Hulsart S07. Ella Wood 308. Florence Boland 30ft. Emma Wojan 402. Grace Condlt Louise Harrla Edna Boenke Harriet Way Janet Reed Ruth Newman 403. Ruth Farr Marie Purdy 404. Katherine Doheny Elsie Layton 406. Frieda Euler Carolyn Levy 406. Miss Miller Jennie Coulton GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL, ANNEX No. 75. Rm. Representative. Vice Representative. 302. Rose Steinbersr Rebecca Delnlnger 304. Madeline Clamp 306. Donna Chilton 308. Minnie Haupt 310. Helen Woodman Elsie Thomas Alma Fischer Dorothy Flelschhauer Elsie Schaffner Scholarship Medals Dis tributed at Erasmus Hall The officers elected last week to pre side for the term over the affairs of the General Organization took their seats with ceremony at the morning assembly at Erasmus Hall on Monday. After a few words in which he ex pressed hia pleasure over the way tbe election was conducted and with the re sults. Dr. Gunnison turned the meeting over to retiring President Furey. The little football captain made a rattling good speech. He said that the General Organization, numerically and financially, had never been stronger. The balance in the treasury was never so great atu prosperity was seen on every hand. Furey congratulated the successful candidates and besought them to gird on the armor, true Erasmlaa spirit, and continue the work so well done by the organization In tha iinst. Ha concluded with words of praise for Mr. Memmott, who succeeds Professor1 Tllden as honorary president, and then turned the meeting over to h'm. Mr. Memmott said that when ne was preparing the new constitution that turns the organization over more completely to the school he did not expect to have the task assigned him of trying that document out in practice. He went over the many changes that had been made and found that they were mostly in the Una nf distributing the work and re sponsibilities of conducting the affairs of the General organization, men uue v one Mr. Memmott called the new officers to the platform beginning with Miss Boynton, secretary whom he referred to as the candidate who had received more votes than had ever been given to an Erasmian candidate in the history of the school. Miss Boynton had received over 1,200 of the 1,700 votes cast. As they came to the platform each officer. Trench, nresident : Miss Havlland. vice president. and Miss Boynton, secretary, thanked the school for its support ana promisea 10 do their beBt to make a record term. A matter of much Interest at this assembly was the distribution of the scholarship medals given each term by MIbs Turner. In introducing this item, Dr. Gunnison said that these were the very highest tokens of honor that any student could expect to earn In the school. Nothing gave him so much pleasure as to band them out to boys and girls who had worked hard along scholarship lines. t.bu .AtA all 0-nlri medals and went to the highest per cent, students in ach of tho four grades, eight In all. 'Ihe following boys and girls were the medal winners. 1A, Florence Welnstoln, 92 16-100; IB, Arthur Smith, .98 21-100, the highest per cent, ever obtained: 2A, n-ioro Thomas. .95: 2B. Elizabeth Kinkel, 92; 8A. Jack Brandt. .94 48-100; 3B, Edith Halpenny, the retiring secretary of the General Organization, .94 1-100 (this was the fifth time the gold medal for scholarship had been won by Miss H.ifn.nnvl! 4A. Dudley Hill. .B2 6-100 m Tri.tan Antell. .95. This was the sixth time Antell had carried off the medal. , ' , Th Mondnv Club Drlres were also given out. They were the term prizes for the best story and poem and were both gold medals. Mabel Harris won the poem prize and Mildred Schlang that given for the beat story. Mr. Tllden and the athletlo committee with a committee of the students are planning a blft athletic meet to take place Saturday, May 8. Many new events have been added and valuable prizes offered. The meet will be open to nrlvate and public high schools of New York City and vicinity. The Fencing Club, tinder the Instruction of Mr. Merchant is coming to the front in school athletics. Medals have been aBSlened and the boys will soon begin to try for them. The boys have partly made arrangements to have a go with the Turn Voreln. and the New York Fencing Club, both Manhattan organizations. The officers ere: Joe Anderson, president: Culver Mlnchen. vice presl--t "ussell Hudson, secretary, hold its annual dance at the Clarendon Dancing Academy, March 11. been false: or the illness Itself might easily have been Induced by the shock of ibe discovery. His agitation, con fusion, and absolute Iobs of self-com mand, were all likely enough to have been caused by some overwhelming shock. Thpro waa the destruction of the cer tificate and the photograph, too. Had that been no more than an accident? If not. waa It not lust such an act as thai other Gregory Powell would have committed to destroy the proofs against him? Could they have been destroyed in tne way he had said? She mail an exnerfment to test this. Takinar a sheet nf nanpr and a photo graph, she let a lighted match fall upon them as they lay at on the table. in result astoniBhed her. The match flick ered out slowly, burning a hole in the paper only, and consuming only that part of it where there was air beneath. To make sure, she lit a second and a third; but only with a similar result . He had deceived her, and had burnt the nannra Intentionally. Whr? Was he really her father? Could he be so con summate a hypocrite under the glided mask nf his titled resnectablllty? If so, how right had been her mother's Judg ment of him! How utterly base ana despicable a man be was! She must find out the truth, let the coBt be what it might. But she could do nothing until Bulmer had gone. And at the thought of him, her agony of mind was almost intolerable. If this nflrriDie hting were true, they were brother and sister, anfl must never meet agalnt She Baw her course plainly, and faced it with the nouraga of a martyr. Bulmer Bhould never know the truth about his father. .She would make some excuse for not seeing him again before his departure for America; and then, she would face Sir Gregory and drag the truth from him. And If " were what she dreaded, she would go away and hide herself somewhere, and take the secret with her. in ail the dav of her anguish, Mary Pescott endeavored to learn the cause of her trouble; but Helen told her notning except that her marriage with Bulmer had been postponed until after his return from America. Then a letter from Bulmer announced that the date of his leaving had been fixed, and that he was coming up on the dav hpfnre to say nood-by. The reply to the letter gave her both pain and Infinite difficulty. Conscious of tbe carrier now between them, she could not bring her Poly Alumni Dinner to Be Held in June At a recent meeting of the Polytechnic Alumni Association's board of managers, It was decided to recommend to the dinner committee that the annual dinner be held late in April. The committee Is the same that so successfully arranged the details of" the dinner held last June, consisting of J. P. Carlin, '96, chairman; Jacob Schmidt, '99; Frederick T. Sherman, jr., '96; Thomas H..Troy, '84; and DeWItt C. Weld, Jr., '86. President Sanborn of the Alumni Association announced the visiting committee as follows: Dr. William M. Grosvenor, '93, chairman, chemistry; Joseph P. Carlin, '96, mechanical engineering; Frank Jenks, '88, languages; Edwin C. Swezey, '90, civil engineering. The member for tbe electrical course has not yet been appointed, but may be at the meeting to be held tonight. The committee will confer with the heads of departments with a view to ascertaining In what direction the Alumni Association can be of most assistance in developing the various courses. The appointment of the athletic advisory committee was also announced by President Sanborn to consist of J. Monroe Hewlett, 85, chairman; Frank Jenks, '88, and Her bert J. Robinson, '05. In this connection It was decided to recommend that the athletic advisory committees of the faculty, trustees and alumni association, hold Joint meeting to discuss ways and means for the advancement of the athletic Interests of the Bchool. The Poly Dramatic Association Is jubi lant over the Buccess in every way of the play given at the Academy of Music last week. An eight hundred dollar bouse witnessed the performance. This is the second play produced in several years and the patrons of this annual event have hardly caught the old time interest that was relied upon to fill to overflowing the old Academy of Music. The P. D. A. have nothing but praise for the fine work done by Deane Pratt, the coach, and they also commend the zeal of Miss Arnold, secre tary to the president. The prize offered by the Tattler, for the best story written by a freshman has been awarded to Harry P. Longstreet. Messrs. Wolfson and Woodruff were awarded honorable mention. Most of the stories submitted were well written. The medal awarded to Longstreet is of silver and bears the Poly seal. The story, "Girlie," will apear in the Tattler. Professor Ennls has been retained as a consulting "engineer by a cotton seed oil plant to be built In Russian Turkestan. Charles W. Gremplo, instructor at the Tech and also a graduate, '07, will leave shortly to take a position at Saranac Lane. Affairs at the Manual Training High The seventh grade at Manual was organized last week by the election of offi cers. F. F. Harding was chosen for president; Miss Grace Beebe, vice president; Miss Helen French, secretary, and Russell Burkhardt, treasurer. This week anotner meeting will be held for the an polntment of committees to see about the Junior prom and the annual1 seventh grade dance, which alwavs nrecedes It, These are the two social events of the year among the undergraduates. The new officers took office yesterday morning. Dr. Larklns had them stand up and signify a willingness to take the of fices to which they had been elected, a sort of swearing-in ceremony. Tha following report of the general or ganization shows Just how well the school s finances are being handled. With a balance of over nine hundred dollars In the treasury of the G. O. and some two hundred dollars In the treasury of tha Prospect, It would appear that the school was not struck very hard by' the hard limes of last year. Term ending February. 1909 Cash on hand, September, 1908, $694.72; received irom Interest, 16.84; Prospect, 1385.; stu dents membership, 1391.25; Incidentals, 17.95; socker, 115.70; football, $760.31; track meet, $540.74; total, $2,652.51. Cash; paid: Prospect, $331.66; football, $895.72; 1 Bockar, $57.04; Debating Society, $25.05; track team, $250; basketball, $67.60; Incidentals, $23.85; Musical Arts Society, $46.12; rifle team, $18.16; balance cash on hand, $937.38; total, $2,662.51. The Prospect Cash on hand September, 1908, $198.60; received, $335; total, $533.50. Cash paid Prospect, $331.65; balance cash on hand, $201.85; total, $533.50. Brooklyn Boys at Cornell The department of oratory at Cornell scored the greatest dramatic triumph In years last Friday night at the Lyceum Theater, not in point of attendance, but In real dramatic merit. After four months of hard conscientious rehearsal, Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People" was produced. Individual successes were scored, particularly by two Brook-lynltes, Morton Frledenrlcb. who had a difficult part, that of Peter Stockmann, the burgomaster, and Nathan Baehr, who took the part of the doctor's son. The mob scene was effective partly through the work of three Brooklyn men. E. Fried G. m! Parkhursi J. C. McLean. self to write on the old affectTtmate terms of open-hearted confidence. A dozen letters were written and torn up, until at last she contented herself with a bare, plain statement that she had to go away on business and that she must bid him good-by In that letter. Then, ill as she could now spare the money, she hurried down to Liverpool and waited there until the day when his steamer started, and watched among the little crowd of loiterers on the wharf until she saw blm go on board. On her journey back to London she planned her next step; and began to realize the difficulties. Sir Gregory would probably deny everything; and she had no proof now, and no means of obtaining any. Moreover, she wea hampered by the want of money; and her work had fallen off to such an extent that she had fears for the future. Yet one thing was clear In her mind she would not go to Sir Gregory as a beggar, and would starve before she would take a penny piece from him. For three days she tramped round London in search of work, only to meet with failure everywhere. And then, all unexpectedly, came a letter offering her an engagement as typist. The relief brought tears to her eyes, the first she bad shed In all ber troubles. It was from Mr. Harold Garwood, a solicitor, wbo Bald he bad beard of her through a firm he mentioned, for whom she bad done work; and he was willing to pay a salary of three pounds a week. If she could accept that. She ahowed the letter to ber friend, and Mary Pescott opened her eyea wide in astonishment, and was loud In her expressions of pleasure. "I shall go out now with a better heart to my engagement, Helen," she said. "I was getting so afraid that things would be all wrong with you." "I meant to leave London, dear, if nothing had turned up. I should have sold the furnitere here and gone to some other town." "Where?" asked Mary, full of curiosity. as usual. "I don't know. Anywhere to escape the persecution which I am sure Is at the bottom of my loss of work. And if I am hunted out of this place, supposing I get It, of course, I shall go." "You'll let me know where you are. Don't let me lose sight of tbe only friend I have In the world." "Of course, I shall write to you; but GOSSIP OF According to a Boston dispatch Ethel Barrymore is to be married in that city next Sunday to Russell Grlswold Colt. elder son of Colonel Colt, president of the United States Rubber Company and of the Industrial Trust Company, Colonel Colt Is reputed to be worth several million dollars. Russell Colt is 26 years old and inherited a considerable Bum of money from his grandparents. It Is the intention of Miss Barrymore to remain on the stage after her marriage. She is to start soon for a trip through the West, going as far as the Pacific coast, and does not expect to get back before July. She and Mr. Colt will then pass the summer traveling about in Europe. Miss Barrymore is the daughter of the late Maurice and Georgia Drew Barry more. Her first success on the stage was made as a member of the Empire Theater Company, headed by her uncle, John Drew, in 1895. She played in London dur ing the next two years and was for a time a member of Sir Henry Irving's company. Her first appearance as a star was in "Captain Jinks" in 1900, under the management of Charles Froh-man, who has ever since guided Miss Barrymore's theatrical career. Charlotte Townsend, wbo is appearing at the Orpheum this week in her sketch of "The Troubles of Two Working Girls," was a prominent figure In Brooklyn amateur theatrical circles some years ago, when, as Carlotta Cole, she appeared with the Florence and Gilbert societies. Sho has been on the professional stage about eight years, commencing with John Drew's company In "Richard Carvel" for one season, followed by several years of hard work as leading , woman in stock oompaniea. The management of the Olympic Theater haB been called upon to make it clear to many Inquirers that the Arthur J. O'Keeffe, one of the aotors In a roaring farce by Pat Rooney, called "Fun in a Boarding House," and which is the extra feature on this week's bill, Is not the civil service commissioner and former deputy police commissioner of the Bame name. O'Keeffe, the actor, is no relative of the city official, a statement he has made numerous times since he and his associates opened their engagement here. O'Keeffe is a clever light comedian who has been on the stage for some time and who makes his home in Manhattan. The company which will be seen at the Montauk Theater next week, In support of Frltzi Schetl in ." ne rrtra """T' Is one of the most important v"" ever been assembled for a light opera in this country. It includes JameB E. Sulli van who became internationally iamuu. in "The Belle of New York;" "William Raymond, William K. Harcourt, Herbert Ayling, a veteran English character actor; Phil Branson, who has a fine tenor voice; Donald Hall and Martin Haydon. Among the women in the caBt are Ruth Holt Bouclcault, wife of Aubrey Bouci-cault; Josephine Bartlett, sister of Jessie Bartlett DaviB, and others of interest. Miss Annette Kellerman, the world's champion swimmer, diver and diabolo player, will appear next week at the Greenpoint Theater. Miss Kellerman performs in a specially constructed tank which holds 10,000 gallons of water and weighs more than forty tons. Manager William Trimborn of the Fulton Theater, last night, announced the withdrawal of Finley and Burke, owing to sudden Illness, and the substitution of George W. Day, who will remain on the bill for the balance of tho week. Steamship Stewards Entertain. The Celtic Pierrots, consisting of eleven stewards on the steamship Celtic, gave an entertainment in the Gray Crest Presbyterian Church In Bheepshoad Bay night for the benefit of the church. you haven't given me the address of tha family you are' going to." "I will before I go. Be sure oV that." While Helen was discussing the prospects of her new engagement with a feeling of such profound relief, JaBper Bostock was closeted with the young solicitor, Harold Garwood. After talking about tbe business which be had put into the lawyer's hands, he said casually: "You wrote to that girl. I suppose?" "Yes. I expect her to call to-morrow morning. But you know I really haven't enough work to keep her busy." "Don't worry about that. Give her anything to do you like. Find some old deeds and let ber make half a dozen copies of them. Any old thing will do. All that my friend wishes is that she shall get the three pounds a week through you and believe she is earning It. My friend's desire Is to help her without her knowing Bhe is being helped. She's been a bit out of it lately, and is too proud to take help if offered openly. We shall stand for all you give her as salary." "Is she presentable; all right I mean for office purposes? And straight? Or shall I have to watch her?" "I don't know anything about her character. She can't do much harm here. I suppose, in any case; and, of course, you can rely on it that if there should be any monkeying around, your client will see you through. I suppose you keep everything of any value In your safe?" "Of course, I do; but I don't mean anything of that sort," said Garwood with a light laugh. "It looks a good safe, anyway," said , Bostock. "If the contents only matched It, your clients would take you for a rich man." "I'm rather proud of it, to tell the truth. It was my father's; and it's about the only thing those thieves didn't steal when they collared my father's practice under the pretense of allowing me to finish my articles with them." "I know something about safes," said Bostock, getting up and going to it. He said no more than the truth; but he did not tell the lawyer how he had acquired his knowledge, nor the use he had often made of it. "It's a bit old-fashioned." Mr. Garwood opened it, and. while be was speaking, Bostock looked at his watch. "Hello, it's later than I thought. See if your clerk has finished that document, will you? I must be off." (To Be Continued To-morrow). THE STAGE. J. F. Apdale, who is exhibiting a large collection of trained animals at the Bijou Theater, is Just recovering from a severe Injury inflicted on his hand by a Java monkey owned by him. This animal, ordinarily tame and gentle, turned on Apdale four weeks ago and sunk his teeth in the trainer's band, ripping it open to the bone. Prompt attention saved Apdale from blood poisoning, but he had to cancel his contract for a long engagement on the Pacific Coast. In Apdale's collection is a tapir or ant-eater that he expects to train sufficiently to perform tricks. Another one he had and which showed much aptitude in stage work died last week. The operatie novelty success of the season, "The Bartered Bride," will be given at the Academy next Monday night. It will be sung in German by Dea-tinn Mattfeld, L'Hllliew, Jorn, Blass and Muhlmann. Mr. Gustav Mahler will conduct. The opera will be produced exactly as it was in tbe Metropolitan. The last operas of the season will be March 24, "Aida," and April 5, "La Boheme." Next week the stock company of the Crescent will present "Willie Collier's success, "The Man From Mexico," written by M. Du Soucbet, the author of "My Friend From India." The entire company will appear in the cast. Rose Stahl will present "The Chorus Lady" at the Broadway Theater next week. This will in all probability be Miss Stahl's last appearance in Brooklyn in "The Chorus Lady," as Manager Henry R. Harris has completed arrangements for sending the production to London the latter part of March. Vinnie Henshaw, the star of the "Morning, Noon and Night" company, at the Empire Theater this week, owns a handsome little cottage In East Thirty-sixth street. She Is making her first appearance in burlesque for six years. Teddy Burns, who has the leading male part, is a graduate of the commercial class of the Polytechnic Institute of '98 and got his first schooling as an actor with the dramatic class of that school. He played the part of "The Unknown" in the road company that produced "Little Johnny Jones." His; father, Thomas Burns, was for many years a foreman on the Brooklyn Bridge. Sam Mann and Miss Josa Melville are other Brooklynltes with the company. Several theater parties have been planned during the week to see this quartet. The Marvelous Millers, whose dancing has been a feature for some time in vau- ' m. .nd hurlesoue. have been added as , " t - he Derformance of an extra feature to the performance "Me, Him and I," at the Folly Theater. ' It Is expected that the vaudeville bill to be presented at the annual benefit to the house Btaff of Blaney's Amphlon Theater on Sunday evening, March 14, will be one of the largest ever given tn Brooklyn. The benefit is tendered by Charles E. Blaney to his house manager, James J. Williams; the treasurer, Joseph W. Cone, and the business manager, Edward H. Walsh. TRINITY HOLDS MEDLEY RACE. The members of Trinity Club will hold a medley relay race at Clermont Rink to-morrow night to decide the championship of the club. There are three teams entered. The first runner will cover 220 yards; second, 440 yards; third half a mile and last one mile. The teams are composed of cross country, scholastic and collegiate stars. An exciting race Is expected. TT..nA.-.A. nf Rrnnkl vnttes who have trav-j I 11 " : - i eled on the Celtlo Know inese meu, ssuh are the stewards aboard the steamer, i, and who give charity entertainments on't in port, either In Liverpool or New Yet. , I I

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