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WHAT THEY MEAN TO THE PEO.
PLE OF THE COMMUNITY.
AND HOW THEY ARE BUILT
It Is the Money That Stays at Home
Which Makes Good Ones Possible
-A Simple System That
Your schoolhounes. Those of the
town and those of the country dls.
tricts. You know what they mea. to
you and to your children.
They represent the difference be.
tween Igno1'ance nnd . enllghtenmeut.
The ) . mean to your children the differ.
nce between signing their names
with a mark or in writing , They
represcnt the difference between the
civilization of the twentieth century ,
as this country knows It and the b:1r.
barism of benighted Asia or Africa. .
You want the schoolhouse , do yon
You " . .auld willingly make sacrifices
to keepJt. , , vould you not ?
You glory in the free educational
system of this country , do you not ?
But , Mr. Citizen , did you ever sit
down and consider carefully what
It is that makes possible , the school.
houses of this country ; the school ,
houses that stand as beacon lights on
the tops of a thousand , hl11s ; the
schoolhouses that carry cheer and en.
lIghtenment to the llearthstones of
the homes of a thousand valleys !
It is the taxes that you , and your
neighbor , and ) 'our neighbor's neigh ,
bor pay into the school fund year after
: rear , Is it not ?
And why do you pay it 1
Because you own property-real es ,
tate , bonds and mortgages-and be ,
cause that property Is valuable ,
I \\That makes ) 'our real estate yale
, It Is the prosperity oC the commu.
nit ) ' , As the community grows and
" prospers the value of ) 'our propert )
, incre3ses , As your property increases
in value and you write ) 'our wealth
in thousands instead of hundreds , the
amount ) 'ou pa ) ' Into the school fund
Increases. When the school fund in ,
creases the old building gives place to
a. new and more modern structure , in
which your children and your neigh ,
bor.s children secure their instruc.
tlon , And , again , the erection of the
new building but adds more to the
value of your propert ) ' ,
It Is an endless chain system that
builds vl11ages out of cross roads ,
and cities out oC vl11ages ,
Who are ) 'OU , Mr , Citizen , and who
is your neighbor and ) 'our neighbor's
neighbor , whose contributions to the
school fund make the schoolhouses
possible ? You , and your neighbor ,
and your' neighbor's neighbor , are the
farmers , the merchants , the doctors ,
the blacksmiths. You are each and
every m3n who go to make up the
\ . community in which ) 'OU live , and it Is
' ' when you work coliecUvely that
, you accomplish results-that you build
up new schoolhouses ,
And how shall you work collec ,
th'el , !
By a simple system of boosting one'
, another You , we will say. haye
oats to soll-'our neighbor buys them
of you , , He , you wl11 sa ) . . has dry
, g < lods to sell-you buy them of him
, U is this system oC mutual help that
makes the town grow into the city ,
that Increases lhe price of real estate
In the town and In the community sur.
rounding It. that builds new school.
The dollar that Is unnecessarily sent
a way Crom home never bought so
much as a nail for a schoolhouse. never
IHlt a shingle on its roof.
. But the dollars that are unneces ,
sarily sent away from home send back
to the communlt ) ' which the ) ' left
emly ruin It Is lhese dollars Ihat
prevent the replacing oC the leakln ;
root , the broken doo'r binge or the
" "orn out desk
It is the dollars that are unnecea.
sarily sent away from home by YOII ,
and ) 'OUr neighbor , and ) 'our neigh
bar's neighbor that decrease the "alue
oC ) 'our , and ) 'our neighbor s , snLl
your nelghbor's neighbor's real es
t3te , Th3t makes the school fund
, grow less year after 'ear That forces
the discharge of the competent teach
j er for a less compctent one That re.
duces the standing or your 5chools
In the educational system of the coun
Worlt it backwards , send your
tuoney for the things you need away
from home instead of spending It at
home. and the s'stem that build : ! vII.
laes ! out of cross roads , and cities out
of villages. that Increases the v31ue at
your real estate and permits you to
" 'rite ' your wealth In Cour figures
where prc"lousl ) ' three figures were
enough. and you will malte or' the
thriving 1Ittle city but a "Ill age , nnd
of the village but a cross roads.
Do ) 'ou not believe , ? Ir Citizen ' and
do ) ' 011 think ) 'our neighbor anr" 'your
neighbor's neighbor should believe ,
that It tlnys best to knep the dollars
III th hem community ? Keep the
J'stem moving forwards , ll lp to
make a city of ) 'OUr village Boost
your town's Interests and you boost
WRIGHT A. PATTERSON.
Buttermilk Cocktail ,
Throat parchcd" Irrigate it with : I
buttermllt ) cocktail
This is a new hrand of dampnos-
which ' ' 'as devls d at the Unln rsl"
If hlcao : The buttermilk cocktn !
Is constructed according to the fol
lowing recipe : Tal\O a tall , thlr
glass , drop In a chunk of Jee : InsfJr'
a Ion ! ; sileo of cucumber , then fli
with lJUtt rmllk That's all !
GAMES OF SHARPERS ,
Some of the Methods Used for Secure
Ing Money Dishonestly ,
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1II11110n9 Ullon millions of dollars nro
fraudulentlr laken from the poeltets
of the Ileoilio ) 'ear after ) 'ear through
the operation of confidence men. The
schemes us'd I'y thcse men are numer.
ous. Nearly all arc based upon the
fact tl13t the M'erage person is always
wl11lng to take the best of a bargain ,
During the past Cew months swine
dlers have been olleratln ; In dUIoront
pnrts of the l'ountr ) ' , and their method ,
whlle a modlncatlon of an old swJn.
dllng game , has some new features
worthr of notice. Their usual proced.
ure Is to locate Carmers who are not
well known to local bankers and loan
men , They approach the farmer and
under pretext of seeking to purchas"
farming land , manage In some way t(7
secure his signature , This is goneral.
ly done b ) ' Inducing him to write a
letter , or to sign some statement.
Once the slgnaturo is secured , 1fictl. .
tlous deed to the farmer's land is pre.
pared and this Is fixed up in such n
manner as to show the seal of some
notary or other officer , Then with
this deed the swindler is in position to
negotiate a loan upon the land. This
amo has been successfully worked in
n number oC western states. .
Residents of agricultural districts
should be continually on their guard
against the signing of receipts or a1)7
kind of contract which may bo presented -
sented to them by strangers , Within
the past year some smooth swindlers
have succeeded in securing thousands
or dollars on fraudulent notes , securing -
ing from farmers. who were foolish
enough to take for trial washinr : ma.
chines , refrigerators , etc" and to glvo
their receipts for the same. These receipts -
ceipts turnln ; up later as negotlablo
The writer of checks cannot be too
care CuI In filling In the amounts. The
Ca"orlte methods of the checle receiver
Is to Insel' ! after the words "six , "
"seven , " "eight" or "nine" the letter
"y" or "ty" and change the ciphers In
the checte dccordlnglY , Thus It can be
seen that a check written for eight
dollars. by the addition of the letter
"y" can be made to read for eighty
dollars and the changing of the
amount , If It be In numerals , by the
addition of cipher , makes the forgery ,
when well executed. 'hard to discover.
HELP THE TOWN.
Some of the VIrtues In Friendly Rlv.
, airy Between Merchants.
Good , healthy competition and
friendly rivalry , devoid of all spirit of
hogg'tshness , is n good thing for any ,
town , Each and every business man I
and property owner in a town , and the I
country Immediate ! ) ' surrounding it
should be intensely Interested In every I
project , particularly should ever ) ' merchant - I
chant be active in matters that means , '
general prosperity for the place , and I ,
which will increase trade for all the
merchants of the town , People gen , I
erall ) ' like to do their trading in towns
where there arb well kept stocks and
plenty variety of goods , and where
there is sumclent competition as to
assure low prices consistent with good
business judgment There Is 1Ittle use
for the merchants of a place to blow !
and brag about their business , unless ,
they can demonstrate that the ) ' are
"delh'erlng the goods" and satisfying
their customers There Is no good to
be looked for by merchants decr'lng
the goods and the methods of their
brother merchants. There is no more
effective Wa ) ' or Itllling the business of
a town than by fostering a spirit at
petty jealousy and of narrow selfish ,
ness Wherever such a spirit Is found
It will be discovered that trade Is beIng -
Ing turned to some other town where
merchants and business men worle
more tn harmon ) ' with one another.
TOWN BOOSTING TIPS.
The visitor who trips over your
broken sidewalk will not ha"e a very
hlh : opinion of your town as a place
oC business ,
The home town Is , tbo best place
Cor the boys If ) 'OU will make the
home town prosperous Keeping thp.
mane ) ' at home will do this , It
means borne opportunities Cor your
Don't drive around the hole In the
road 'week after week. Get your
neigh bors together and fix it.
The home market for the farm prod ,
ucts is the sln-Ing clause in our s's.
tern of government. Take away the
In your communlt ) ' Not necessarily
home markets and the farms wl11 soon
become unprofitable and valueless.
No city mallorder house will ex.
tend credit to ) 'OU when times are
hard , or crops fall Could you con ,
slstently ask It at your home mer. .
chant when you send ) 'our mane ) ' to
the city during the days of prosper.
Ity ! -
Ene-ourage small factories to locate
by mean at a bonus , but b ) ' keeping
the children In the home town that
the , may become Cactor ) ' emplo'es ,
and gel u home 011portunlty to raise
In the world
Do not begrudge the money paid
Cor taxl'S when It Is used Cor road and
to\"n Improvements , Such an ex ,
pendlture Is like bread cast upon
tbe waters-It will return many Cold ,
Delglan Girls Learn Housework ,
In Oelslum girls arc expected to
: ; ve flvo waeks l'ut of each school
. 'r.r to learnlu ! ; housoworlr. . The ;
; required tl' know not only how to
"ok . a dinner , but to clean up and
.0 for a kltchl'n , do marketing , wasb I
and Iron. I
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STORY BY THE "HIGHW Y
AND BVW A V" PREACHER
lCOP7fljlUI. , n077be AuUlof , T ( . tI. EdOOb. , ;
Scripture Authorfty : - 2 Samuel I
:1,5:5 : : ,
g It was David's Integrity rath. g
n er than his military prowess < < )
< < ) which conquered Israel ,
g David knew how to forgive ,
n Israel had shared wIth King
Saul In the persccutlon of Da.
I vld , but David was ready to reo
turn good for evil , He had no
scores to settle whcn the provo
Idences of God brought his for.
mer enemies under his power ,
Selfish ambition David had
not. On the contrary , his career I
strikingly Illustrates the possl.
blllty of a turnan , soul gauging n
his ambitions In harmony with
the will of God , He wanted
only what God In his own time ,
and his own way was willing to !
give. Hence he escaped the pit. '
falls of human plotting and In. I i
trlgue and his hands were free
from the staIns of the , blood of n
I his enemies.
David desired the kingdom be. I '
g cause God had promised It to
g him and because his ambition
n was to serve God through such < < )
n exalted office , Hewanted to be g
g king that he might lead the na. n
5 ! tlon In the paths of righteous. : g
- There Is no loftier or holler g
Ia- ambition In the world to-day < < )
than the desire for power and
n position that such may be ex.
g erclsed and used to the honor -Q
g and glory of God and the bless. g
Ing of mankind. n
g Schlslms In families or In .
n tlons are sad and na.1
n and the sooner they are healed
the better. But reunIon must
meet the voluntary approval of
g both factions. David might
have subdued Israel by force
of arms , but he chose rather
g the method of righteousness and I
truth and Justice.
God can give what human g
scheming and plotting cannot a-
The queotion arises : "Would n
David have been Justified In the g
use of force In gaining pqssesg
slon of that which God had n
promised should be his ? " Is the g
g Injunction : "Suffer wrong rath.
n er than do a wrong" a safe
principle to follow In ur deal.
Ings with others. g
'I David In the Twenty.thlrd n
Psalm , declares that after the g
walk through the valley of the g
shadow of death the Lord pre.Q
n -Q I
< < ) pared for him a table In t'1c 0- :
g presence ot his enemies. Sunh g
n proved literally true In his ( IX. < < )
g perience , God laid the united I
kingdom at his feet after all :
: g the plottlngs of his enemies
n had failed. It Is surely true
g that they that walt upon the < < )
< < ) Lord shall not be ashamed. < < )
( ) : ) ( HOOOO < HHHH : : : )
OAR with feyerish haste adjusted
his garments and stnrted towards
the palace of King David , The few
who were in the market place at that. .
early hour were startled and surprised :
to see the captain ot the hosts of Ju.
dah ubroad at such time , knowing
that anI ) ' the most Important matters
could take him to the Ilresence of the
king at that unseasonable hour. But
Joab was too much absorbed with his
own thoughts to notice the startled
glances which followed him , for that
morning a secret messenger had
brought to him alarming UdinbFB from
Mahanalm , the royal city or Israel , !
where IshboshetJ1 , the son of Saul , i
reigned , These tidings were to the.
effect that the king had been slain' '
upon his bed ,
"And now is David's opportunity , "
muttered , Toab to himself ns he hur.
ried on , "Now will he bo able to
bring Israel under his hand , Will he
but give his consent , I will start
with the army this very day , "
And arriving at that moment at the
palace door , he knocked impatiently ,
loath to let one precious minute be
wasted , Urging the surprised sen'ant
to hasten ho entered the audience
room of the king , and not long ntter
Davhl the king entered ,
"What brings you here at such un ,
seemly ) lour ? " he exclaimed anx.
"What but tno klng's good 1" re ,
sponded Joab , reassuringly , "I seck
the bidding ot thy king to go nnd bring
Israel under thy banner , " ,
"Thou , who hast killed Abner , tho'
captain of the hosts or Israel , just
when I had made a league with him , "
excitedly demanded David , "Wouldst
thou kill Ishboshoth , the king , also ? "
Joab winced at the words at Da.
'Nay , another hath alread ) ' perform ,
cd that righteous act , " he roplled ,
"Rlgh teous act ! Call est thou mur.
del' an act oC righteousness ? Whoso
haOll Is stained with blood ? Surel ) '
It' was not thy emissary which hath
done this thing ? "
I "Na ) ' , na ) ' , I am guiltless of such
charEo , I know not who ll th killed
shbos1.1oth UIon his bed , but. this
I JlIA tb.ntJ.lr or th ) ' armies , knows ,
" , '
. , ,
nm1 that Js tbat th ) opportunity bath
come to spread th ) ' rule nnd th ) ' kln ' ;
dO1o"er all Itimet. Bill mo , " .10ab
went on rapttly ! nnd with Increasln
enthusiasm , "bill mo go , nnd 1 promlso
thCll'ro fortnight hath passed to
ha"e all Isrnel under th ) ' banner. "
Da\'ld's e'o fiaslwd and he took a
step toward Joab.
" 'fhinlt ) 'ou Cor a moment , " ho thun.
dered , "that lwltl would take n mean
advantaEe oC the misfortunes of his
brothers In Israel ? Docs Davitt's king.
dom increase through unlloly In.
trlgues ? Has OOtl left the heaven ! : !
that Dwl cannot still trust him ? "
"But It Is now 01" novel' , " IJrotested
Joab , "Israel needs a leader. It it
find nol such In theo U10Y will cheese
\ono. from among themselves to lead
them. There arc man ) . ambitious
souls among the mel } of Israel. "
"nut this thing Is not of Gal ) , If
lernel seek me not as king , then will
not I reach out for the kingdom. "
Further protest on tho. 11 rt of
Joab wns prevented by the hurried
entrance of a servnnt who announced
tile arrival of two messengers Cram
Israel who demanded to see King
Da"id at once , nOlI at a sign from the
king they were admitted ,
Dowlng low before the king , they
waited until he bade them rlsc , when
they addressed him as follows :
"Wo be th ) ' sen'unts , 0 king , Wo
are Rochab Ilnd Dnanah , the sons of
Rlmmon the Deerothito , nnd nre como
with tidings of good things for our
Lord , Deholll the head ot Ishboshcth ,
the son of Saul thine enem ) . , which
sought thy lICe , "
And as they spolco the ) ' unrolled boo
fore the startled e'es of David and
Joab the ghastly head of the dend
Idng of Israel.
David turn 'tl awa ) ' his hend in hor.
ror , whllo Rechab nnd Haanah can.
"The lArd hath avenged my lord
lJo ! king this day oC Saul , and oC his
nut ther got no further , Cor David
turned upon them nnd In a voice
which cut like steel he said :
"As the I.ord liveth , who halh r&
deemed m ' soul out of all adversltr , I
when one told lI1e sa'ing , Behold ,
Saul is dead , thinking to have brought
good tidings , I took hold oC him , and
slow him In Zlklag , who thought that I
1 would have given him a reward.for I
his lJdlngs , How much more , when
wicked men have slain a righteous
person in his own house upon his bell ?
Shall I not therefore now require his
blood of ) 'our hand , and take you
away from the earth 1"
And turning to his young armor
bearers staUlllng near he commanded
them to seize Rechab and Baanab aUlI
to take them out and slay them , which
when they had done ther cut oft their
hands and their feet and hnnged them
up over the 11001 In Hebron.
But David hrld the head oC Ish.
bosheth. taken and burled in Ule sepulcher -
ulcher of Abner in Hebron ,
Now , when tidings of these things
reached the ears of the people of Is ,
rael , the ) ' lenew that David had not
been concerned in the wicked 1110t ,
ant\ \ that he was not trrlng In anr
way to force an , ( ) xten lon 0' [ his
kingship over Israel , For this reason -
son when the lIeoplo Cram all the
tribes had come together It was quick.
ly agrecd that the ) ' shoul.l . seek Davhl
out at Hebron and there request that
he become king over Israel as well .
as Judah ,
And so It came to lIass that a few
days after , even while Joab was
SIJcaking to his Intimate friends of the
fall ) ' of King David by "hlch he had
lost his .chance of winning control
over all of Isruel , thut the elders from
all the trlb s sought audience tvlth
David at Hebron , saying to him :
"Behold , we arc th ) ' bone and thy
fiesh. Also In time lIast when Saul
was king over us , thou wast he that
letldest out and broughtest In Israel :
and , the Lord said to thee , Thou shalt
feed my Ileople laruel , and thou shalt
be a captain over INraol. "
And DavJd made league , vlth them
In Hebron bnfore the Lord , and there
they anointed David king over Israel ,
and the rejolchlr ; of the Ileople ex ,
cleded the morning which had filled
the land hecausl' ot the wars which
had been waged between the lting.
doms of .1udah and Israel.
Hecentl ) ' a little girl allpll d for u
registration hlank In a New Yorl :
school , The teacher wrote down her
name , her address , her age , but at
"Father's occupation" the child
balked and hung her head , The teach.
ar had visions of a parental blirglnr ,
and reasoned gentl ) ' , "Tell me what
It Is , m ) ' dear , nnd I will see whether
we shall put It down or not. " "No'm ,
I won't tell , " the girl Insisted , "Just
tell me , " said the teacher , "and I won't
speak of It to anyone else , " The little
girl hesitated and twisted her hands ,
"He's a worm eater , " 'she finally burst
O'lt. "A worm eater ! " cried the horrl.
fled teacher. "Yes'm , He's a worm
cater In an antique , " And It atter ,
\ \ ard doveloIled that the Cather was
dail ) ' engaged In boring In latlon
worm holes In bogus antique furniture ,
so that the dealers can say : "Look
at the worm holes If you think this
Isn't genuine ! ) ' old , "
New Wood Preservative ,
The preservation oC wood with suI ,
phur , applied in liquid form , is saln
Ing sJleclal favor In Oermany. The
material completer ! Illls the cell
spaccs oC the Ilber , and ul moderate
ten1Jloratnrl's it Is IIltle nffected b ) '
water , % Lcills and alkallno solutions ,
though It oxldlzus reallll ) ' at high tom'
poratureR , POlllar I best adaflted fOI
thl ! ! treatment , n'sults with oak und
pine being les ! ! satisfactory ,
REFORMED BY A DREAM
By MRS. F. M. HOWARD
, , ,
( Copyright. by Josellh D Dowlcs )
"Orandma , como tlo my shoes , " I
" 0'111mn , please button my dress , "
The old lad ) ' hurried to comply with
UIO latter requosl to the disregard of
the first command ,
"Tio11 \ ) 'our own shoos , dearie ,
thnt's n , good boy , " she said , couxlng.
ly , to the heavy-cyed , fretful lopklng
boy in lho nursery.
"I shan't. " ho retorted sullenly , "I'll
toll mn on you if ) 'ou don't mind mo. "
"Out m ) " bones ache so , sonny , "
aho remonstrated. "It hurts mo to
get down. Como now , bo ( ; ( ) Od to
Grandmn , "
"I don't caro.Vbnt you hero tor
if 'taln't lo work , " ho snid with Jnclp-
ient brutnllt ) ' ,
. "Tho Lord knows , 80nny , what I'm
here for , Seems IIko there aln'l no
room ill the world for my poor old
bones , "
"You nott ) ' ball boy to make Oam.
lOa ky , " cried little Rose , striking at
him with her little , fat hand. "RoBie
loves Gamma , Roslo does , " pursued
the lIttle comforter , hugging her omall
Rrm around the wrinkled nock , "w'en
Hosie dots big sho'l1 have a big ,
splendid house , an' Gammn shl111 llvo
ill it , I\n' 'Wo'll play alll day , won't
we , Gamma ? "
. . .
"I hOflO so , dnrtln. . The ohI lady
brushed awa ) ' a hut tear , ror sbe was
not so hnrdened to abuse that she
hud gottell beyond the sling of it , nnd
n kind word touched ller even more
keenly than the harsh ones ,
: 'Ilrs. Pringle was a second wire.
The gentle molher of these children
la ) ' sleefllng In her grave , She had
died when Hosie was horn , and the
grnndmolher hall brought. the babe
through the perils of infnncy In uddl.
lion to her other cares , Martin Prln.
Ie had murried Rgnln , after a docent
Interval , n much more flhowy and styl ,
Ish woman thun his first wlfo had
been. In strict justice to her , it must
bo confessed that she 'Was n tolernbly
! tllIIl mother to the children ; but tho.
"Even So Shall You Be Sent Away. "
old lady had dropped from her posl.
tlon of house-mother to that of household -
hold drudge under her rule , so nature
ally that the transition was hardlY
noticed In the fnmlly.
"I.'red Pringle , how ofte. have I
told you not to come to the table until
your shoes were properly laced ! "
, The son and heir had como in , his
shoe laces dragging behind him ,
"Grandma wouldn't tlo 'em for mo ,
Mcun old thing ! "
"Your mother is gottlng crosser eVe
er ) ' day of her life , " Mrs , Prlnglo
turned to her husband with arc ,
proachCul air , as If he was very much
to blame Cor being the Hon ot such a
rOflrehenslblo mother ,
"Grammn's back hurted so she
couldn't'toop down , " said little Uosle ,
on deCAnslve ,
"First we know she'll be laid up on
our hands with Inllammutor ) ' rheuma ,
tlsm , " MrR , Pringle took a new tack
of I larm , "J tell ) 'OU , Marlin Pringle ,
there's going to be a change in this
family and beCore long too , I am not
going to be tied down to nursing n
slelt old woman , I can tell you that. "
"Well , well , I'm In a hurry and
haven't tlmo to , 'alk about it now , "
Mr. Pringle bolted his food and mum.
bled his reply crossly.
Six weeks from that day there was
n Iloor , decrepit bundle of humanity
Rlttlng dejected , In a corner of ono
of the great depots of Chicago ,
Her eyes were heavy and bleared
with many tears , and she seemed halt
dazed , nnd stunned by the noisy bus.
tle about her , A Caded old vall so
stood at her feet , and she wearilr
drew a seed cake from a small bag
on her nrm , and tried to blto It art
with her toothless gums.
"Horo , grandmother , hayo some of
m ) ' lunch , " saltl a pleasrmtfaced lad ) '
coming Irom another seat and silting
down besldo her. " ! If ) ' daughter has
put up so much for mo I never can
cat It alone , I'm IJuro , " She had been
watching the ! HJor old body for a half
hotr past , with a heart overflowing
I with Ility tor her evident loneliness ,
"Thank : re kindly , ma'am , " roplled
Iho old lad ) ' , taktng a tender sand.
, wich and n soft toothsome picco of
cake from the frlond ! ) ' hand ,
"Aro yolt going far , grnndmoU ) ( r ? "
asked the otranger.
"Yes , mu'a ) ) ) , awa ) ' off to Boston. "
"To noston , Surely you are tlot
colng there alone at your agoT"
"Yes , all nlone , " The aged I\p \ Qulv.
erell lIke a child'o.
Oolng to "islt ) 'our frlendo , I sup.
poee , " with frlenilly curiosity.
"Nol" the old ladY shook her head
mournfully , "I don't expect to find
nnybod ) ' there that I know , bul-but
-m ) son reckoned that as I came
i from there , I had a claim to bo took
i care ot by that county , an' so I'm
i again' to-to-tho poor-h-o- " She
'broko ' down there , and with mumed
sobs hid her poor old Cace in Lbo corner -
ner of her shawl.
The lad ) ' laid her hand contly on
the bowed head , her hearl swe1Ung
with pity and Indlgnntlon. "There ,
there , mother , don't cry , " she said
tenderly , "and Ulls lion ot lours , Jo hose
so very poor he cannel take earn of
"Oh , no ! " the bowed head lifted a
little ; "ho's right well to do , but you
see ho's married n now wlfo , that ain't
been so long acquainted with. me , 1Ul'
then , too , I'm too old to work , an' r
ain't stylish an' nice lIke Mis' Pringlo
would like 100 to be. She expects
company for over Christmas , n drlad.
ful st'lIsh lad ) ' from Now York , an'
they Eorter Celt ashamed 0' me , I
reckon , an' besides , Snry , vantod my
room for her comll'ny , so here I am. "
She trild to smile through her
tears. "It putt ) ' nigh broke ml heart. ,
ma'am , a leavln' ' 0111 all , for though
they was putty ha'sh some Umea , they
was all I had. "
If she had looked Into the face of
her companion , she would haTc seen
lIashlng e'es and lips compressed
with inward emotion ; but she was too
much absorbed in her grief to noUco. "
"Thero now , don't think anr : moro
bout It. " The kind hands were un.
tying her faded bonnet. "l'il go IUld
got you a CUll of tea , and that will
rest ) 'ou. "
In the meantlmo there had been a
royolutlon of Ceellng in the Pringlo
famll ) . . Martin llRd gene back to his
office acter seeing his poor old mother
on board tIO ) train , and I\S It was 1\
cold day , ho sat down before the glow.
Ing fire to warm his feot. The walk
from the station had been a long ono ,
ho seldom employed streetcars , the
warm IIro tnado him drowsy and It
Is probable that his day's experlonco
was answerable Cor the strange dream
that ho had , The consciousness of
haYing done a supremelY mean act Is
not a restful pillow for a sleeping
imaclnatlon , and Mr. Pringle's played
him n queer trlcl. , Ho thought he
was at homo b ) ' his wnrm , anthracite
IIro when n stranger opened the door
and came in , tall , Impresslvo and
stern. 'Mr. Pringle had no familiar
word of greeting for 111m , although
he know Him nt once nnd Instinctive.
Iy , It was the Savior of mankind ,
and Ho stretched out a long , majestic
arm , with an accusing forefinger
pointed toward the unfilial son's
h art. "Man , where is thy mother ,
and the praying ono of this house ;
she who has been your passoTor for
years ? Como find her. "
A cold sweat broke out on the
dreamor's brow as ho stammered in
shame and contrition , "I have . seM
her away. "
"Even So shall you bo sent away. "
The words fell with erusbing torco
upon the guilty heart , and with a look
of condemning reproach Ho passed
out , and Mr , Pringle was alone , and
awake , the cold sweat.drops upon his
brow as they had been in hlB dream ,
and his limbs trembling with frIght ,
Ho hurried ! ) ' arose when ho could
command his tremb\lng limbs , and
buttoning up his warm overcoat , he
thoulht with a shIver that the moth ,
er's shawl was both old and thin ; ho
starled for homo ,
Sarah waR In the hail to moet him ,
"Sarah , wo've done an awful thing , "
said Martin , his knccs beginning to
tremble again. "We haveh't thought
enough about Oed , and the future ,
and I'm afraid His smiting hand will
bo upon us it this wrong isn't made
"How can It be made right ? She's
gone , and what's done can't be un.
done , "
"Yos it can , and I'm going after her.
I can go on the limited and catch her
before she goes any farther ; " and
then ho told her his dream ,
Sarah's head drooped , It was fcar.
tully hard for her to give up her win ,
" 'Ve11 , perhaps you bad better , " she
They were coming out of the room
wherl they had breakfasted , the old
lad"s Ceeblo steps supported by the
) ' 0\111 go I' bne's strong arm , when Mr ,
Prlnglo met them , and her e'es rest ,
cd IIpon 111m In terrified surprise ,
"Oh , Martin , what Js it ? " she cried ,
la'lng her trembling hand upon his
arm , "Is an'body slclt or dead at
home-Is It Hoslo ? "
"No , no , mother , there is nobod ) '
sick or dying , " ho answered , : wlth a
shamefaced 1001t , "but I haTe como
after ) 'OU , mother , We cannot let
you go after ail , " .
The good effects of Martin Prinle's ; :
singular dream lasted all through the
aged mothel"s life , ancl when at last
they laid her away for her last Jon ! ;
rest , It was with real regret and tearlO
at unCelgned sorrow , "
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