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g A Matchmaker s
EAU BBOTHER JIM: This Is
a verry nice place, and I am en
Joyin' it accordingly. We are
bout a tnile from the Tillage and the
road is good and Miss Laura and I
drive over twice a day. Miss Laura
lets me drive sumtimes, but she's
efrade He get the horse his name is
The Dook out of the stile of driving
that women prefur. And when I titen
A-i I; 1 v. Ti,l. -f-If-
Wy Oil llltf lilies ttUU J- WJVa oumra
a lively clipp, she says 'Steddy, Tom
my,' and then I have to pull him In.
But she is a nice girl notwithstandin.
She has the prittiest brown hair, and
Buch depe darke eyes, and such a
sweet way of speekln'. Arrd they
have a butiful home. Its on a hill and
you can see miles around it. From
my window I can catch tite of the
lake thru a gap in the hills. It's a
verry nice lake tho not depe enuff to
drown me and Laura's father owns
It They say he is pritty rich. Mr.
Bummldge he sells books in the vil
lage and lets you borrow them for too
ents a day says Laura's father is a
Tilage Creeses. It tells about Creeses
somewhere In a book and he was the
richest man In the State, but I think
he Is dead now. I gess you must have
heard about him. He was a hystory
kal carackter. I wish you was here.
Brother Jim. We'd hare grate times.
Laura's most as good as a boy for
haviu' fun. Thare I beer her callin'.
The Pook is a-champin on his bit
and waitln' impasbent at the ca.sel
gait That's the way Laura talks.
She's most as good as a piay actor.
Aunt Emmyline says Lauras roman
tlck. So I must close. Write just as
soon as you hear from papa and main
ma. From your loving brother,
James Thornton, ri.-mg young attor
ney, smiled over this epistle and laid
it away carefully in a pigeonhole of
his desk, whence it would be taken
nd inclosed with bis nest let for to
the absent parents across the S".!.
There was a long gap between broth
er Jim, aged 27, and brother Tom,
aged 12, and this gap had seemingly
drawn them closer together. To broth
er Jim, brother Tom had never seem
ed the aggravated nuisance that little
brothers usually appear in the eyes of
older brothers. Jim had looked with
amused tolerance on Tom's wildest
pranks, and as for Tom well, there
were few heroes of childish romance
that did not suggest his clever big
brother. And Tom had been left In
Jim's care while the father and not
overstrong mother went abroad for
the latter's health. It was a hot sum
mer, and Tom was convalescing from
a severe case or. aieasies, anu so Jim
thought It wise to pack him off to a
little Tillage that nestled in the woods
of the upper Hudson, where he was
lire to receive the best of care at the
borne of a superannuated bookkeeper
of the firm of which James Thornton
was the newly admitted junior mem
ber. And it was from Bookkeeper
Barclay's home that Miss Laura Gar
man had fairly kidnapped him. True,
he wrote a model letter to Jim, In
which she requested the loan of his
young kinsman, but before his answer
could be received she had him install
ed at Grey crag, and In a position to
add his petition to hers.
He was such a delightful boy, she
wrote, and be would make the hours
at Greycrag seem so much less lone
some. SaTing for the presence of a
maiden aunt she was quite alone there,
her father and mother having gone
to California to take an invalid sister
of the latter. Besides she was sure
the altitude of Greycrag was quite cer
tain to hasten the return of Tommy's
strength. She hoped this w;i" not
taking a liberty, but she had ver
seen a boy who charmed her quite as
much perhaps because he reminded
her of a little brother who had passed
away In bis seventh year.
What could Brother Jim do? lie
wrote a qualified acceptance of this
letter of Invitation. She must prompt
ly return Tom when she tired of him. i
S:he mustn't toleraie him if lie prov-d
to be rude or unmanageable. And be
would ask It os a particular favor If
she would at once eomuiniicnK- to
him any infraction of conduct of
which Tom might be guilty. "Boi;jg
so very much the youngest of the
family," he wrote, in conclusion, "I
fear that we fall to realize how thor
oughly he Is spoiled. No douM you
will find tliis out very soon. The mo
ment you do, kindly return him to Mr.
Barclay, to be left until called for."
Miss Laura Carman briefly acknowl
edged Brother Jim's letters, premising
to faithfully abide by ail Its condi
tion's, and thanking Jim for Hireling
' to her request.
60 Brother Tom was ens-cone d in the
Garman household, and, as bis miny
latter set forth, was having the tini;
' of hi life. At leant half of ac'i ep:atli
was given np to this theme, whlie, the
ther half was devoted to the charms'
f Miss Laura.
"ghe'f Just the one girl for ym,
71m," be wrote In one of bis C f y
trrtt, (or Tom bad become qult a
fetter writer. It may nave been
tlMt about by bli weakened health
CZl peaelbly took tho place of some
Cn kortak occupation, not It was
CD Oaf ke ka4 Brother Jim hustling
.'1 r endeavor te km m witk kle
3 wcz'jl Don't tkiak lae
vm n m waa cm
j irJZj rra at E jm
too. On luy acio int. of course. Can't
you come down for a day or tivoV
And Brother Jim, greatly amused,
would thank Broiler Tom for bis kind
wishes for his matrimonial welfare,
and assure him that it would be quite
impossible for him to get away juat at
And then one day the letter, with
the familiar handwriting was a little
bulkier than usual, Whea Le opeued
the envelope a photograph dropped
out. It was the portrait of an unusual
ly pretty girL Of course, this must
be Lauia Garman. Brother Jim looked
at the portrait long and earnestly.
Brother Tom wasn't so far wrung
when he praised this gentle-faced girl.
Brother Jim plucc-d the photograph on
the di"k, where he could use it as con
firmation of Brother Tom's praises,
and then picked up the letter.
"I've bin fishing for bullheads in the
pool," Brother Tom began, "and cot
two and one cot me. It didn't hurt
mutch and Laura tied it up with her
handkerchief. Ide know about bull
heads horns next time. I am sending
you Laura's picture. She don't know
it I begged it from ber yesterday. I
want you to get it framed up nice and
charge it to pa. Then when she says,
'What did you do with my pletehoor,
Tommy?' He cay Ime getln It framed.
Can't you come up and see a fellow.
Brother Jim? N. b it don't flater her."
But Brother Jim seemed in no hurry
to have the framing contract carried
out The picture lingered on his desk
just where he could catch sight of it
whenever he chose to look up.
"Dear Brother Tom," he wrote In re
ply, "1 am sorry the bullhead horned
you. No doubt if you were a bullhead
you would have done the same. I re
member having some experience with
bullheads myself, but there was no
charming young woman's handker
chiefs to bind my wounds. By the
way. that portrait you sent to have
frail. el reflects credit on your taste.
Mips Iain 1f serves ail your praise.
Si.e Is a 1e;u'l fid girl and I am sure
biie Is a-; jj.od 11s she is beautiful."
Two days lat- r Brother Tom's reply
was received. It was unusually brief,
but to the point
"Brother Jim," he wrote. "I showed
your letter to Mbs Laura. My, how
she blushed. Fay. can't you come i;p
next week? There's goirg to be a big
Church picnic. Come sure."
Brother Jim scowled darkly. Th- n
be chuckled. What a boy! The Idea
cf his showing the letter. What must
the girl think of the liberty he took?
Still, there wasn't anything really rude
about it But he must be more care
ful when he wrote hereafter.
Then he sent Tom a short note, in
which he said it would be Impossible
for him to attend the church picnic.
A few days later Brother Tom wrote
in a somewhat melancholy tone. He
wasn't feeling quite so well, he
guessed be missed his mother and his
father, too, and maybe he was home
sick. He wanted to see Brother Jim
so much. But if Brother Jiin couldn't
come, would he send his photograph.
It would be some comfort, pnyvny.
Brother Jim was considerably alarm
ed over this eplstie. This precious
young brother mustn't have a re
lapse. That would never do. So he
h -silly WTOte an encouraging note to
Brother Tom, In which Brother Tom
was i.Uvifed to cheer up and be a man
and with the note be forwarded hi?
The answer came back promptly, and
it was again to Ihe point.
''I shode your piotuo r to Miss I-aura
and she liked It She made me mad
tho when she said you was better
looking than me. N. b. I told her it
flatered you. Can't you come up Sat
urday?" Brother Jim scowled fiain and
laughed again. Really, this scalawag
of a youngster wasn't to lie trusted
with anything. Still, if Mi s Carman
had any sense of humor she must find
him amusing. Then iooUel up sud
ill nly at Miss Caiman's p wait, and
it Hf-med as if a mii!1. w;.s hovering
about the pretty mouth.
And thin came anoth r dlsqu'.r-tlng
letter frum Brother Tom.
"Thi rs a fdlow hangi ; round bine
Unit 1 don't like." Ton, wrote. "It
: eeinn Miss Laura met hi .1 somewhere
ai d he came to . le r cos he found
out her father was aw.iy. That's tlin
way It seems to me. Il'-'s got snnky
eyes and a little black r "tiRh and be
luffs a grate deal. I don't reely think
that Miss Laura likes him miieh. But
he's got ruoh a way of sm'lin' and
sayln' soft things. I in going to look
after her the beet I kno bow, but I
wlsht I was a little older."
Two days later anoth' r di.-o.uli ting
letter reached Brother Jim.
"That fellow Is cotn'n more thnu
ever," Tom Informed Urn. "I think
there must be something fascinating
about him, cause Miss Laura don't
seem able to tell him he ain't wanted
here, lie Is in a awful hurry, too. I
guess he Is nfnide her father will come
home inter pcekted. lie bet my life he
Is no prod. I wish I could talk to
KtimlKid-I;.-.. But there' no use speck
ing to Mi Laura's aunt. AH she
thinks aix'Ut la bousekeipln and hired
girls. N. b. he railed me a cub twice
The very next day brought the third
"We wcr at riding to-day," Brother
Tom expta'ned, "and I waa get tin' In
the little seat behind and I gneaa be
didn't kno bow sharp my rare Is. lis
like that with laaatla swatlaso I
90s. Anyway I heard a tot that
ko said and what ate jm tHakf Be
wants Miss Laura to run away at: 1
marry him. You ought to have beard
him beg htr. Ain't it a shalia? Sulci
a nice girl and nobody to tho her what
a mlsstake she is making. Aunywa.t
I know the fellow is afrade of h
father, cos he sail as mutch ai.J
souii beddy ought to fl::d out ubout him
rite away cos l:s Friday nite lie want!
her to go."
Brother Jim looked at the- le:t r long
and earnestly, anl the frown on hii
handsome face deepened. Then h
pulled a pad of blank telegraph nies
sages from a drawer.
They are waiting for him at the vil
lage station, MU-8 Laura in the ponj
phaeton and Brother Tom on the plat
firm. And Brother Tom grabbed him and
drew him to the phaeton.
"This Is my big brother, Ml?s Lau
ra," he crli d, with a tremor of pride,
and Brother Jim found himself bun
dled in beside the pretty girl, while
Brother Tem Bt up on the littio seat
"We have been expecting you so
long and so anxiously at least one of
us has," said the pretty girl, with a
quick blush, "that it seems quite im
possible that you are reuiiy here
doesn't It, Tommy?"
"He looks real to me," replied tho
smiling Brother Tom, as he landed a
heavy thump on Brother Jim's broad
And how delightfully pleased this
pretty girl Fetmeni! Was it an assumed
delight? He looked around at Tommy
and caught him grinning.
And what a charming little fealt
they had, and what a delightful little
mistress of the household the fair girl
And after dinner Brother Torn drew
Brother Jim away from the lovely pres
ence and took him for a btroil to the
"Well?" Faid Brother Tom, as tliej
trudged down the shadowy pathway
between the trees.
"Wvll?" echoed Brother Jim. '
"Nice, isn't she?"
"Did I make It too strong about
"Is this a confidential conversation?"
Inquired Brother Jim, with a short
"It is," Brother Tom replied.
"And not a word to be repeated to
any third party?"
"Not a w r !."
"Well, then," said Brother Jim, "you
didn't make it strong enough."
Wlie-roiit Brother Tom landed a
heavy blow from a puny fist in the
tnid.-t of Brother Jim's waistcoat
"Good old Jimmy!" he cried.
And then It was that Brother Jim
put a heavy hand on Brother Tom's
"See here," he gruflly paid, "whets
Is that l.laok-musiaehed feilow w.tli
the snaky eyes?"
"Oh, I Just made him up," said
And Brother Jim suddenly laughed,
W. R. Itose, in Cleveland Plain
TIM'S JEWEL DAZZLED REED. .
Kx-Congreiinman Campbell Tel!, H
Triumph Won with His Diamvnd.
Ex-Congressman Tim Campbell 11
still bemoaning the loss of his ?COd
diamond stud, or "headlight" as he
called it, which was feloniously "lift
ed" from his shirt front by piekpock.
ets on a Grand street car recently
says the New York World.
"That spark," said Tim sadly, "war
a corker and no mistake. It made
friends for me wherever I went and
what's more, pushed me to the fronl
on every great and festive occasion.
"The spark had a history to be proud
of. I wore it on state occasions aad
whenever I went to a high and Influ
ential dignitary of the United State!
government to obtain a 'soft snap' fol
one of my political constituents. I
was a member of Washington socletj
when I wag a representative in Coni
gress and I would aiso wear the spari
on those most auspicious occasions.
the ex-Congressman, "had great ro
spc-t and admiration for the gem. '
"'Tim,' said Mr. I'.eod to me on
day, 'I want you to do me a great fa
vor. I want you to wear that diamond
every time you get tip In the house ti
m.'ii-e one of your famous speeches.'
" (ieriiiiniy, Mr. f-'peiii: or, t,-(!d I; 'j
1:111 only too giad to f'rve you. I
iiiHiik you for this compliment.'
' I kept my word to the speaker ant
whenever I world get up and speal
he would thank i..e for It.
"'Tim,' be (-aid to me, after I com
pleted my last speech in the House 01
Congress, 'I shall never forget tin
happy moments which I M-nt listen
lug to you, which at the same timl
afforded me an opjioi tunlty to look a
your most magnilioent diamond.'
"1'resideiit Cleveland." col.'imied th
great Tim. "wn alo n iuot enthtfl
astie admirer of my loct gem. Ever.i
time I would go to the White HouM
to ask a furor of the President In
would grab me by the hand and loot
at tho diamond. Knowing that he wi:
fond of the diamond I had tni'.de I
my buslne to wear It every time ,
went to the While House. I called t
my lucky tnr beoauxe whenever
wore It I was always nure of laridlfi)
a soft political Job for one of rnj
friends In the district."
A Programme of Inquiry.
There wss a nun who otcc disbursed
Much coin. He had great fun with it
Thef asked, "Where did be get It?" Ural
Then ait-bed, "What has be dons wit'
None of tke yoonger children can u
davataad whr a aaaa takaa such. nrUt
la tailing kow tone be has lived la Ov
Beuzine locomotives of eight horse
power, drawing freight trucks of a ca
pacity of tons on uarrow-guage tun
nel roads, are changing the working of
German, Belgian and Austrian mines.
Piano playing Is found by a German
physician to be a common cause of
nervous disease, COO girls out of 1.0J i
being affected among piano players uu- j
der 1.', and only 1U0 In l..xj among I
uon-Dlavors. The music lessons glioma j
not begin before Id.
A new improvement of tho micro
scoie made Ht Java University con
gists In so arranging the illumination
that no light can enter the objective
except that reflected by the object un
der examination. This, it is claimed,
brings Into view objects about half the
size of those formerly proving the lim
it of minuteness.
The unicorn, so long regarded as a
fabled creature, was a horse-like beast
with a single horn sticking out straight
from Its head, uud it has been sup
posed that it was suggested by the
rhinoceros. Prof. Wiihelm Boeischo
points out that bones of a huge, horse
like beast that actually did carry such
a single straight horn are now known.
It Is called elasmotherlum, and it was
a contemporary of the mammoth In
the Bhine valiey and in Siberia.
Prof. A. W. Goodspeed of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania has recently
made X-ray photographs by means of
secondary radiation from his hand ex
posed to the action of a Crookos tube,
which was so screened that ita rays
could not directly reach the photo
graphic plate. Other things besides
the hand, such as pieces of wood, zinc,
and brass, were found to possess a
similar property of being excited to
the emission of Invisible rays by the
action of the tube. On two occasions
Professor Goods-peed has suffered from
Inflammation of the eyes and throat
when sleeping In a room where X-ray
experiments bad been conducted, and
he thinks the cause may have been the
secondary radiation from the air or ob
jects in the room.
Experiments made some time ago
by Messrs. K. G. Nichols and G. 1".
Hull were thought to prove that the
deileotioii of a comet's tail on ap
proaching the sun is due to pressure of
light. A mixture of dried puff-lmll
spores and emery sand was poured
through a kind of hour-gins Loie in u
vacuum tube, a beam of light forty
times as strong as sunlight being turn
ed on the particles, and the light puff
ball seeds only a tenth as heavy ns
water were blown aside while the
emery continued to fall vertically. Cor
rected calculations now Indicate that
the problem Is not as near solution as
was supposed. The effect is ten times
as great as the pressure of light could
produce, some unknown force seeming
to have taken part, and further experi
ments will be made, using, if possible,
lighter particles and a more perfect
Development of the great natural re
sources of the tropical belt of the earth
Is, in the opinion of the Hon. O. P.
Austin, chief of the Bureau of Sta
tistics, a necessity for the future prog
ress of the world. Although this belt
contains practically one-half of the
land area of the gloix it now contrib
utes but one-sixth of the exports which
enter into international commerce. With
the growing population of the world
and the increase of facilities for trans
portation, a change should tie wrought
in this respect. Science has shown how
life and health can be protected In the
tropics, and India, southern China and
other Oriental countries contain iopu
lations capable of lalwrlng, and willing
to labor. In the tropics. .Finally, Mr.
Austin points out that In comparative
ly recent years practically all of the
tropics, except tropical America, have
been brought under tho control of tem
TO SAVE ANCIENT TOMBSTONES.
Work Ur it nn to I'rcm-rve Thnne in tho
iiiatoric Hancock Cemetery.
In accordance with a vote passed re-
crntly by the city council of Qciney,
the city engine r of that p'aee has
Ir-Holi tO tii.lXi1 itii fi unite- pl;in of the
old historic Hancock cemetery In City
g'luare, says the Boston Transcript.
This burying ground Is nearly 2.VJ
years old and contains many quaint
headstones, the Inscriptions on which
are fast becoming ohliteraWd. livery
stone and tomb iii the ctiwtery will
now be numbered and an accurate rec
ord of the names on each will be kept.
This little eeniitcry, situated In t he
In-art of the city, probably contnius
Hie temalns of more Illustrious people
of revolutionary time than any other
one burial apot around Boston. The
lirst headstone of which there Is any
record was erected to the memory' of
the Itev. William Thompson, the first
minister of the old Flint Meeting
house, In WVi. The first tomb In the
place was built In BJ75 for Hr. Leon
ard Hoar, third president of Harvard
College and an ancestor of Senator
George J Hoar. The second tomb
waa built In 1009, and was for I'd
imind Qoincy, one of the first of that
Illustrious name In this country.
In this cemetery sre buried the Itev.
''dm Hancock, once a pastor of the
Hrst Church across the way, and
father of Governor John Hancock of
revolutionary fame, who marriej "Dor
':hy Q." Henry Adams, who fled from
the dragoa persecution la brvonsblre,
Knglaad, and also bis son, Joseph
A da me, who waa one of the ofiainr,l
Yoprleter of tke township of Drain-
tree and uwnbers of the Qulncy fam
ily, aimoot without number, are burl4
there, as are many members of the
Hoar family. On a marble slab whi l
covers the graves of the Qulncy fam
Sly Is the family coo t-of -arms, cut in
tdate stone, resembling b-ad. This tooli
the place of the original c at of-arma
which was cast out of le.iJ, and will b
was, during the days of the revolution-try
war, cut from the tombstom
and melted into bullets.
It was in this old cemetery that
President John Adams was burled un
til his later tomb under the First
Church was ready to receive his body.
President John Quincy Adams alsc
found a resting place lu a tomb of tb(
cemetery when the body was brought
home .from Washington. For ne-.T'j
two centuries cattle were allowed to
roam at will and graze In the church
yard, and It was not until 1S09 thai
steps were taken to Inclose the place
with a fence. In that year a commit
tee, consisting of President John
Adams, his brother, Chief Justice
Thomas Boylstou Adams, Joslah Quin
cy and a number of other cltbeiis pur
chased the land and presented the
place to the to n of Qulncy.
LYNCHINGS ON THE WANE.
Despite Appearance Tlier Are Lew
Frequent Than Formerly.
Conspicuous crime like the Wilming
ton lynching almost always provoke
imitation. Many cases have been re
ported In rapid succession since its oc
currence. But this will not blind
thoughtful students of our civic situa
tion to the fact that the general trend
of lynching statistics la downward.
From 18S4 to HXHJ there were 2.51fl
lynchliigs In the United States, an av
erage of about 100 annually. Of these,
contrary, perhaps, to general opinion,
only a little more than two-thirds, 1,
678, were of negroes. More than a fifUt
of ail tho lyuchings were In Northers
It Is notable, however, that the pro
portion of whites is decreasing, owing
to the diminution of lynching foi
horse stealing in the West. Contrary,
also, to popular opinion, hardly a fifth
of the cases were for as-sault, and even
if we include liie categories, attempted
assault, alleged assault arid assault ag
gravated by murder, we shall still find
less than a fourth, (ill), attribuUbii
to this cause. It may be worth noting
also that forty-two States are repre
sented in the statistics of lynching.
There Is a steady tendency down
ward since M7, when Cue number ol
iyuehliigv was almost exactly that ol
tile average for the sixteen-year period,
lii. In li.S it f.-ll to 127, In lSi'.rj ta
P7. Tin-re was a slight increase in
lii'ii) and in V.Kil, but in lOoJ. for tl.i
lirst time since accurate record began,
theie were less tlrin bw lynching, and
the first six mouths of I'M', show ontj
15, which suggests Cut this year iu.-ij
le even freer from this social crlin
than 1!K)2. We must record with re
gret, however, that nearly a third o!
the six months' total occurred in June
Tabulated by Stales, the figure
show Georgia in the lead, with Missis
sippi, Louisiana, Alabama. Texas and
Tenneswe following. 1 11 no otliei
States has the number of lynchliigs fot
the past twtmty years reached lu)
But. though lynching are deereosinj
in number, the area In which they oc
cur grows. They are met with ir
States where a generation ago tliej
would have been thought Impossible
This reveals an evil no longer section
al, but of national concern.
One touch of moral heroism illumin
ates the Wilmington incident Th
father of the victim, when he learnt
that there was talk of lynching thi
confessed criminal, published an oper
hitter begging all good citizens t
await the orderly process of law. Hi
is a minister and, suffering under
provocation hardly thinkable, showed
himself worthy of the Master he ha
undertaken to set before others as ai
Straw In Ktfyplian Ilrlck.
The ancient Egyptians had a procesk
for making bricks which rendered
them very hard, yet tasy to work. At
American engineer, Mr. Aeheson
thinks he has discovered their secret
The Egyptians uced straw and by boll
ing straw In water and mixing claj
with It he found that it gave hard
shapely bricks that did not crack 01
deform In baking. Analysis prove;
the effect due to tannin dissolved li
water. Further experiments showed
bat from iilii'-Imtf in 1 tier ct-nt Si'.
the tannin of commerce added to tin
resistance of the brick. Tho prooesi
also economizes water and sucl
bricks dried in the sun are even mon
solid than those of the kiln. Iandot
The President'"! Iiitpctiioslly.
"President BiMMi-velt," m!i a Wash
Ington official, "lias always been a fot
to di Hying. I remember once, whci
lie was Assistant Secretary of tin
Navy, some metixure or other was un
der dlseiiKsion, but, ns so often hap
pens, (here was postponement, then
was red tape.
"He rose sudd -nly one afternoon
The session had lamed an hour find
nothing whatever hud been done ,
" 'Gentlemen,' he K.iid. 'If God haf
referred the ark to a committee ot
luivnl BfTalrs like thi. It's my oplnfoi
that It wouldn't have been built yet."
Mrs. II I vers -Hairy, we won't In
able to go out In i.ur automobile to
Mr. Itlvers (In nrprliw Why not
Mrs ttlvers BecBime the peopli
next door have borrowed all oar gao
line to go In their launch.
Cotton and lu prmlucta farmishe
In value one-fourth of our total ea
porta darlag the Sacs I yew Just eaded
a pom to ofr
(OR WORK AND LIBIRTY. 5
"There is many a way to win la
:hls world." said Mark Twain In one
it his serious moments, "but none of
;hfiu is worth much without good hard
,vork back of It." The New York Suu
mys that the reason Immigrants are
pouring Into America is that they want
work. Many an Immigrant talks of
work before anything else, because,
4im!y or clearly, be sees that work and
plenty of opportunity to work are at
the basis of higher living and liberty.
Jan JabionskI, who came from Prus
iau Poland the other day, la repre
sentative of th's class.
"Why have you come over here, Jan
JabionskI?" asked the Interpreter.
"For work," was the answer.
"And isn't there any work to be
done In Poland?" went on the inter
preter. "Ves, but there Is more work to be
done here. My brother lives in Chi
cago. He wrote me that here you can
get up in the world, and you can sure
ly educate your children."
"And which do you want to do the
most?" asked the Interpreter.
"To work hard to take care of my
three sons and two daughters and
educate" them," was the answer.
Tills desire to make a better home
for the children and to fit them more
properly for life has a strong hold on
thousands of the fathers and uiothera
who arrive lu this country.
"Little Freda is In school the whole
year round," writes a relative or a
Iricnd In America.
"My Tony stands at the head of
his class," is another message sent to
the Old World home.
In such manner Is America held up
to Old World parents as the children's
paradise, and thousands of Immigrant
fathers and mot hers, who tell the blue
clad officers that they come here to
work, come In truth to work for the
clinging broods that they bring with
"My wife and I," said Antonio Sa
broila, from Borne, to the interpreter,
"will work for the children and send
them to school and make them like
"But bow about yourself and your
wife? Won't you become Americans,
too?" questioned the Interpreter.
Sabrolia shrugged his shoulders.
"We are oid." he answered. "A bent
olive-tree full-grown cannot be made
straight, It Is enough for us to work
to make our -li " J Iron K!;e yours."
"To be left alone at your work and
In your li.-.me, and not have your prop
erty and liberty taken away by the
toidlers," was a Finn's answer.
Concern for their children may be
said to be one of the chief reasons that
leads many parents to come to this
country, ami herein may be found tho
reason why the second generation Is
so easily absorbed in the American
body politic, while the first clings te
naciously to Old World customs.
FLOWER HAS DEADLY ODOR.
I'lant of Hitherto Uattnown pe(.-lca
HUcovered In Knnthern California.
A tree hitherto unknown to botanists
was recently discovered In a mountain
canyon In a spur of the San Jacinto
mountains, ip California, down near
the Mexican line. It was discovered
by a party of prospectors who pene
trated the canyon In search of water.
A branch. of the tree and its blossoma
were brought to this city for classifi
cation, but It la unknown to botunlsta
In this city.
The leaves of the tree resemble In
size and shape the fig leaf, but tbey
are of a vivid purple color and the
under side of the leaf Is thickly cov
ered with stiff hairs, which stand out
from the leaf fully half an Inch. These
hairs are sharp and thorullkeandeaslly
penetrate the skin, and when they do
so they are poisonous, causing swell
ing and much patoi.
The blossom are as peculiar as are
tha branches and leaves. They are of
a rusty red color and are about two
inches iu diameter. In shape they are
a very good representation of the tar
antula. There is a huge hairy bulb. In
shape resembling the abdomen uf the
poisonous spider, jud there are several
chives, or stamen, cofropiiidlng to
the log of that Insii-t.
The most peculiar feature of the
". i6"". r-iiT-ilti- j., be fo-;L
Whenever one approaches Ihe plant, or '
when the wind agit.it.-s the branches
of tho tree, the Mowers give off an
abundance of perfiiuie-hejivy, sb kea
ing and deadly. Ti.is perfume ban the
toallty of clilor- forui and a f-- in
halations of the odor produce uncoH-'scloUHiie-i.
Tin pro.p-w'ior w ho made
the dUcovery of the plant wore ren
dered Insensible upou approaching the
tree to examine it.
As the plant si-em to have no lotart
hal name two names have boon sng.
gested by the qualities of the plant
Itself, fine Is tarantula plant, Ihe other
To the Point,
Asctim Did )ou tell him that when
he started that report fil.out you bo
was guilty of a malicious lie?
Hhort Not In so many words.
A scum No?
Khort No, 1 mi-rely raid, "You're a
liar." Philadelphia Press.
When a man goes around with a pe
tition, people always sign it. And then
when the petition results In an In
crease In taxes, bow the signers of It
Owning a Panama bat Is like own
ing one shirt You bare to go to bed
while It Is being washed.
, Work now; yon eat reat after yeej
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