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CHURCH ALL WORLD
CASTOR WHO REACHES FOLLOW
ERS THROUGH NEWSPAPERS.
Facts Csncerning the Life Work
of Rev. Charles T. Russell
Who, Has. Been Mhwes-
,, , Allegheny, Pa. One of the busiest
men ia the United States is Charles
T. Rassell, of Allegheny.
Some people call him Rev. Charles
T. Rassell, bat he himself disclaims
all titles, believing that as Jesas aad
the apostles disclaimed them so
Russell is the leader of a religious
movement which has its followers all
over the world. He is not the orig
iaator of a sect, but simply claims
membership in the original church
institution of the scriptures, therein
described simply as ."the church,
whose names are written fn heaven.''
It has no houses of worship ofi
its own, .and Pastor Russell's plan
for reaching his numerous and widely
scattered followers with his discourses
is a unique one.
He travels a great deal, preaching
ia opera houses in the large cities
of the country, and through arrange
ments with various newspapers gladly
printing the discourses because of the
increased circulation which accrues to
Them through the subscriptions of
Russell's many followers.
Thus he preaches each Sunday to a
congregation of hundreds of thou
sands. Russell has been considerably dis
turbed of late over false and mislead
ing accounts of his teachings and his
plans which have appeared in many
Among other things, it was recent
ly announced that he was endeavoring
to get control of Dowie's Zion City
and turn it into a home for his fol
lowers. "Nothing could be more untrue."
he declares. "I have no desire for
Zion City, and there have been no ne
gotiations whatever in the matter."
It has also been published that
Russell is "the no-hell preacher" be
cause he teaches there is no place of
future fiery torment.
Pastor Russell declares that he does
not believe in hell as a place of eter
nal torment, but holds that the "sheol"
of the Old Testament and the "hades"
of the New Testament is the state of
death that mankind, because of orig
inal sin, is under a death sentence,
which affects all mentally, morally
and physically, and culminates in the
He holds that redemption was from
the tomb, that Christ died for humani
ty's sins, and that as a result of this
redemption all mankind is ultimately
to be released from this state of death
Internal Revenue Commissioner Takes
Up Law Practice.
JOHN W. YERKES.
(Internal Revenue Commissioner Who
Has Resigned Position.)
Washington. John W. Yerkes. com
missioner of internal revenue, has ten
ARRAYED HOUNDS IN ARMOR.
Favcrite Canines in Olden Cays Wore
Coats of Mail.
Xew York. Tears ago. when royaH
ty devoted itself to the chase and con:
sidereu greyhounds the finest of ca
nine pets, it was the fashion to have
the favorite dogs arrayed in armor.
Recently a suit of this queer dog ar
mor was discovered and experts puz
zled their heads over it. No one knew
what it was for. as the armored dog
has never been a familiar sight to lat
ter day collectors.
The real use of the golden armor
was learned by an expert that hap
pened to recall to mind a picture of
one of the famous Spanish rulers
painted with his finest greyhound clad
YOUNG MAN WAS WISE.
Statement of Scientific Facts Meant
for the, Ear of Her Father.
The young man suddenly moved far
ther 'from. her. and remarked in a con
'It a cannon ball were fired from
the earth to Alpha Centaufi. which 'is
the nearest fixed star, the lash would
be seen on that star four years after,
the gun was fired." -
The girl looks at him ia bewilder
meat, but he continued:
"The cannon ball wuld reach there'
in 2,0.Ww years." ' -
She begins to tremble,, thinking his
mind is wandering. He goes on:
"And the sound of the. explosion
would not be heard there for 2.M.fM
years after the ball had struck. Isn't
science wonderful?" 4
He moves closer to her, but she
asks: "Have yon been driakmg, Al
fred?" "No, but a moment ago I thought' I
saw your father tiptoeing through the :
hall, aad I wasted him. to understand
that r knew a few things', about the
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aad givea Instruction which will lead
to.eteraal life, If they are obedient to
such leading, ia the Millennial age.
Nor does Pastor Raaaell doubt in
the least the existence of Satan,
though this has bees, alleged of him.
Ia a sermoa which he recently de
livered on The1 OVerthrow of Satan's
Umpire,' he makes his position on
this point very clear, sayiag:
"We are aware that our Lord's
words to Peter. Getlthee behind ate.
Satan. are nude the basis for the
denial that there is any personal devil
or subordinate demons. Our reply Is
that although any man' may become
an adversary of God (a satan), the
CHARLES T. RUSSELL.
(Pennsylvania Pastor Who Has World
scriptures everywhere speak of the
prime mover in evil as 'the devil, 'the'
satan. He is the great murderer. He
murdered our first parents by deceiv
ing them, and thus induced them to be
disobedient to theit Creator."
It was recently stated in several
newspapers that in a divorce trial,
which resulted in the legal separa
tion of Pastor Russell and his wife,
about a year ago, he had said, "his
love was like that of a jellyfish, in
that it went out to-any spirit which
This statement distressed Russell
considerably, inasmuch as the truth
was that the remark in question was'
attributed to Russell by a witness dur-.
hub me nun, uiu has cuipuaiicaiiy
denied on the stand by-him.
It has been said of Russell that
"money pours into his office coffers
like water," and that his sect is im
mensely wealthy. This is not the
"We have sufficient," he says, "and
we never take up collections, but we
have no enormous wealth. We care
only for enough to enable us to spread
our gospel to humanity wherever it is
dered his resignation to the president,
who has accepted it with expressions
of regret Mr. Yerkes resigns to enter
the practice of law in this city, having
associated himself with one of its
most prominent legat firms. Secre
tary Cortelyou was loath to lose Com
missioner ' Yerkes' services in the
treasury department, but the strong
inducements made led to his resigna
tion. Mr. Yerkes became commissioner of
internal revenue December 20, 1900,
and has been in office over six years.
His conduct of his office has always
been highly satisfactory to the ad
ministration. Mr. Yerkes for many
years has been prominent in Republi
can politics of Kentucky and was at
one time the nominee of his party for
governor of that state. He has for
years been recognized by the president
as the he.ad of his party, and his
recommendations as to patronage
have been followed. Efforts were re
cently made to have Mr. Yerkes ac
cept the Republican nomination this
year, but he declined, knowing of his
intentions as to practicing law in this
in handsomely, wrought gold armor
standing by his side. The expert's
brother collectors, who had suggested
surgical appliances and all sorts of
queer things as a solution of the puz
zle, were somewhat chagrined when
they learned its true use. At present
this odd armor is on exhibition in the
royal collection at Madrid.
Redd I see Edwin Anthony, in an
article published in the Chess-Players'
Chronicle, computed approximately
that the number of ways of playing
only the first ten moves on each side
000. Greene That's a surprise to me.
I've never tried more than 123,517,289,
444,961,000 of them. Yonkers States
man. velocity of sound, sight and projec
tiles." The previous conversation is then
Increased Speed Is Costly.
The extra one and one-half knots'
that the big Cunard liners are to
make .over the Kaiser Wilhelm IL,
Germany's fastest ship., require the
Installation of 68 additional furnaces,
six more boilers, over 52,000 addition
al square feet of heating surface,
and the development of an additional
30.000 horsepower. To provide for
the increased weight the ship has to1
be lengthened 78 feet, broadened 1G
feet, and deepened four feet, and the
dlsplacment enlarged by 12.000 tons.
flf turbiaes were not employed at least
25.000 horsepower eagiaes, with
shaft and screw propeller, would have
beea necessary, and many difficulties
would have had to be solved to place
these so as to balance weights and
to avoid vibration. With rotary en
gines substituted for reciprocating en
gines there are economies of space
aad other advantages.
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!MAIL ORDER EVIL
ITS. RISE IS NOT THE RESULT OF
- LEGITIMATE DEMAND. '
DUE ENIttELY TO. GKED
(Copyrighted, lav; by Alfred C. Clark.)
As the years go by we are awre
than ever brought face to face with
the vital question of trading at hoatel
Daring the past decade the habit of
buyiag goods abroad has grown to
sach proportions that the country
merchant may well feel alarmed at
the probable outcome unless something
is done to forestall the great calamity
which will surely' result therefrom.
Trade conditions 35 years ago were
satisfactory. 'At that time catalogue
hoBses were entirely unknown and
country merchants were "monarens of
all they surveyed," so to speak, In the
lines represented, and the people were
prosperous and happy. Perhaps not
so much because they generally had
money enough to meet their wants,
but because of the contentment that
prevailed throughout the country at
that time. The farmers, raised good
crops, generally, and received good
prices for what they had to sell. They
sold their surplus stuff to the local
merchant and bought what they
wanted; and this was the height of
And It Foada Upon the PraapMlly
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Are you, Mr. Resident of This Community, feeding to the mail order
hog the dellara of this community? Are you pouring the money that should
stay in the home town into the trough from which the gluttonous. hogs of
the city feed? If ao you are doing not only the town, but.yeureelf, an irre
parable injury, and one that you should stop at once.
their ambition, hence the contentment
But in after years, when cities
grew and trade expanded, the mer
chants of these cities not being con
tent with conditions of trade, devised
plans by which they might reach out
for more business. Advertising in the
newspapers being a cheap way of
putting the merits of their goods be
fore the people, this plan appealed to
them and it was adopted. At first they
operated on a small scale; then, as'
the merchant saw the opportunity for
making it pay, he added to his adver
tising fund. And so it has -continued
until to-day millions of dollars are
annually sent to mail order" houses by
the people of the United States.
The best and most effective" way to
throttle the catalogue house has been
a question uppermost in the minds of
'country merchants for several years
past; some advocating one plan and
some another. There are several plans
which might be presented to induce
the farmer to buy at home. In the
first place his pride might be appealed
to. There are very few farmers who
own their own farms but that would
be interested in building up his own
locality. He realizes the fact that if
his farm is to be valuable it must be
farmed in the most scientific manner
and all buildings, fences, etc., must be
kept up in the best possible shape,
and above all the farm must be .lo
cated not too far from some good
town, for we all know that farm land
brings a much better price when near
to some good town or village. It Is
not hard to get the farmer to realize
this, for if he ever sold any farm land
or tried to sell any, he knows this to
be a fact. Well, then, after he has
realized this fact, the thing for him
to do is to patronize his home mer
chants and business men, so they may
be able to build and maintain .a good
town. . - ' ;
Public schools are much better in
the towns than inthe country for the
reason that where the population -Is
most dense, there is more taxable
property to the aatouat of territory
covered, hence there Is more money
collected for school purposes, and- as
a result more aad .better teachers are
employed. All this is of the highest
importance to the fanner, as most
fanaers who are of any importance in
their profession-are interested in giv
ing their boys and girls a good educa
tion. And right here is wnere the good
town proposition comes to aim with
great force. He knows he can send
his children to the village school at a
great deal less expense than to send
them away to college, aad that ia
most cases better results are ob
tained. If the farmer seriously desires an
these good things he mast of necessi
ty help to build them. Let him under
stand that he Is one of the main
spokes In the great wheel of com
merce in his vieJaity aad that he can
illafford to aead abroad tit: purchase
even the smallest item' of merchan
dise, though it may seem to aim that
he is saving a few cents by doing so.
It seeavgrthat it could be'
'pointed oat to hrm that if "there was
ao town' near him aadhe had to drive
2t or 3 mOes to take his produce to
asarkei aad haul his groceries the
same distance home, -he coald easilr
see thaf his land would greatly depre
date in value and "fBediaadvaaMfees
fee would encounter on every hand
would be very disastrous -to Ihls tiaie
and he would gladly'spend 'his atone
at home to divert this calamity: v
One of the most potent levers with
wTilch to control trade ia country lo
calities Is the liberal use of printers'
ink. coupled 'with Intelligence in ad
vertising the. wares of the merchant.
Tae catalogue houses employ; the best
taleat obtainable to write their adver
tisements aad spend large ' sums of
money in this way. Besides advortis
lag judiciously they advertise on a
large scale and consequently get the
business. The old saying Out Ton
must fight the devil with fire" 'will ap
ply in this case. The home merchant
must advertise. He must do more than
say: "Come to Smith's to, trade',
cheapest place on earth." He mast
describe his merchandise as he 'would
in private'eonversation over the coun
ter to a customer, and 'then quote the
priced This will nearly always' act as
a clincher and r will at least -put him
on a standing with the catalogue
house. In fact it will give him 'an ad
vantage over the1 catalogue house, for
in almost every case' he can sell the
same grade of merchandise cheaper
than the catalogue house can sell it.
This Is' not mere theory but a state
ment of fact, for the reason that 'the
country merchant's business is oper
ated at a very much less 'expense than
that of the mail order ' merchant.
There are a thousand and one items
of expense which the city merchant
has to meet that are entirely unknown
to the country merchant.
The time is rapidly approaching
when people who patronize mall order
houses will be looked upon as "soon
ers" by the solid and influential citi
zens of all commonwealths and -will
suffer ostracism at their hands.
Cities and towns are built by com
bined efforts of the residents thereof;
not by foreign capital. So too are our
churches and schoolhouses built. . It
may be true that in many Instances
eastern capital has been employed to
make improvements in the west, but
always with good round interest to
the lender of the money. No one ever
heard of a case where an eastern man
or firm contributed to western enter
prise for the fun of the thing. Nor
did you ever hear of a case where any
mail order or catalogue house ever
contributed to any church building
fund. Nor yet did they ever build or
help to build any of our schoolhouses.
You never heard of a case of this kind
and you never will. All these eastern
sharks care for is your dollar, and
you know it, and when they have got
ten that they have no more use for
you. Then why should you patronize
them? You can go to your home mer
chant any day in the year and if you
are short of change, he will extend
you credit If you are sick and un
able to work the home merchant will
see that your family is provisioned
until you -get on your feet again. He
will do all of this and at the same
time furnish the same grade of goods
at the same or even at a less price.
Will the catalogue merchant do this?
A society could be .organized and
designated as the "People's Protec
tive Association." An organization
of this kind could be perfected in
every town and hamlet in the coun
try.' "Merchants and ' business men
would push these ' organisations for
the reason that it would be to their
interest 'to 'do so: After the organisa
tion is formed and things are running
smoothly questions of the day may be
discussed, and also matters pertaining
to' the welfare of the immediate local
ity may be'brought np which will in
clude the important question of trad
ing at-home. Of course it will be ad
mitted that this ouestioa'will have to
be handled with gloves on. But there
are men in business in every town
who are equal to the emergency and
ao trouble is anticipated in getting
the fanners and others who bay of
mau order houses to listen to
Teach the fanner to love his
try, his town and his people;
aim realise that they are his; that
they are a part of his helag, his life.
Teach him that it is to his asariil,
naoral and aeeJal interest to bay his
goods in his home town, aad if fee be
a man he will do it
a J. P.
arwen Wo Would AM Assume.
i Rich .may be a burden, but few of
as.aro wmiag to kick at a burden of
that Mad. -" - '
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UMTS FOR KB FREFJMH
loaM of Fmntykania Piacm
Hmr Umkr Father' Cbii-
trol, Bat mNw York She
h Her Own Mhtress
Daring Eatape from Insti-
tmtkm m Which She Had
Been Confined Ward of
H. C. Frich Involved in
New York. Grown' woman in New
York, Infant in Pennsylvania, Miss
Mabel Mercer has decided that she
wants to stay in the metropolis.
She thinks that the laws of the Em
pire state give her a better chance
than those of William Penn's old
state. As long as she stays in New
York she is perfectly safe from cap
ture by her father, who put her in
the Country home, at Germantown..
Pa., the other day, because she wants
to be. independent
Miss Mercer is just turned 18. Here
the law says that a woman of IS is
of age. In Pennsylvania a father, is
a .child's guardian until she is 21, and
until then she is an infant.
' Of Prominent Pittsburg Family.
The Mercers. are among the best
known people in Pittsburg. The -father
is Capt George S. Mercer, super
iatendent of buildings in Allegheny
county. Now, Miss Mercer had fin
ished school, and was about to take
her place in society, when she met
young Carl Borntraeger, a ward of
Henry C. Frick. He, was young, good
looking, and he stands to inherit a for
tune. He proposed; she accepted.
But Mr. Frick couldn't see it in the
light that the young people did, and
for that matter, neither did Capt.
Mercer.' There1 was a stormy scene,
some hot words, and Miss Mercer
stalked out of the house.
"All right," she said, "you don't
have to support me. I can Ret a po
sition on'the stage It I haveto."
Her father laughed at this, but the
girl made good .her, threat She did
get! a place in "The Earl' and thetSIrl"
company, aad shecaW to New York
to rehearse f or her part It looked as
If 'she would succeed. She was dainty,
winsome, extremely pretty-and chic
But along came Papa Mercer.
"Your mother Is very 111 he said
"and you must come home to see her.
Of course the girl gave in. Tear-
-fully she took the train for Pittsburg,
as she supposed, hoping to see her
dear mother before she died and to
beg forgiveness for running away from
home.' There was a stop at Philadel
phia. "We get out here," said the father,
sternly, and -suddenly a detective ap
peared he had been coached for his
"You've got to come along," said
the man, "and it'll be better ir you
don't make a scene."
Then Miss Mercer realized that it
had all been a trap. Her mother was
not 111 and she wasn't, going to Pitts
burg at alii Instead she found herself
on the way to the Country Home, an
institution conducted by the Protest
ant Episcopal church at Germantown,
a suburb of Philadelphia.
Before the girl could recover from
her surprise and indignation she was
in uniform and under restraint That
was on March 25 last Right then and
there she made up her mind to escape.
And escape she did. Now she can
8nap her fingers at the laws of Penn
sylvania and her father, too. She is
of age in New York and an infant no
Here she's a woman; there she's a
So here she proposes to remain.
Planning Her Escape.
All this took wits and pluck. Miss
Mercer realized that she was being
watched every minute. She was made
to scrub floors and wash dishes, wait
at the table and make beds things
she had never done before in her life.
She scrubbed and washed and Ironed
until her white little hands were all
red and sore. But all the time she
was waiting her chance.
She found herself practically a pris
oner. Matrons watched her all the
time. Even her clothing was taken
away from her and she had to wear
the uniform of a prisoner; if she es
caped it would tell all the world that
she was under restraint
Miss Mercer's native wit overcame
all the obstacles. She heard the honk
honk of the automobile out in th
road, she hastily made a rone of
sheets, she forced upon the window '
AND THE BEAR FELL DEAD.
Remarkable Hand Held Against Own.
era Four Aces the Cause.
"Had a pet br cub once." said
ZebeUah Hagio, the most venerable
landlord In Kansas. "Didn't git it
'doptin' It out nvpity, 'cause t'wux an
orphun me bavin' shot its motner in
the wilds uv Arixony but I took up n
claim oa it rite here In my hotel on
the only aa' main stret uv Dodge City.
"Took a wond'ful liking to me, did
that bar. Bern a moaghty obaervhV
cretar, it soon cam to learn aU 'bout
the game av draw poker. It mought
have nia 'cause it wax born in Arixony
or count ov keepia sech a close watch
oa me that it got wise to all ins aa'
oats uv poker, aa cam to know the
value av cards as aat'ral aa if twax
ia Arkaasaa. It couldn't deal,
its fingers wax aU toes.
It aaed to help me oat tho con
aidbal by standln' behla' the t'other'
maa'a chair aa pattia' me wise to the
strength av his cards. At sight av
a fan hand, it would wiggle its left
to aad fro, aad times whea it
and at needed her trim little
ij 1 a V .mi m. -
and slid in safety to.taegrbaad. The
automobile did the rest' " '
i'4 .at let Miss Mercer ten the story
herself :,ri hve broken witha faih
er,;,'iorever." she said; emphatically,
with a toss of her shanely little head.
("andao power onearta caa overset
anavnaliahis control again. I'nt a
wisnfiaThajyln New York, even if he
law anyarasj(ui.lsfaat In, Peaasyl-
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"I did ran away'fnsai home I want- j
edv toi go -on. the -stage:,. My reasons
for leaviag home are mj own. secret
i won't' tell them to anybody. "
"At once my father asade a search
for ate, aad laaUy found ase In the
Plymouth hotel. ' I was about to se
cure aa engagement to go on the stage
when' heunppeafed with another nun
and forcibly took aie away. My father
told me that my mother was sick in
Pittsburg and wanted me home.
Inveigled Into' an Institution.
. "We took a brain, for Plttsbarg:
However., after the. .first stop, whenwe
got over the Pennsylvania line, the
strange man. who proved to be a New
York detective, left us. I became sus
picious at this, aad my suspicions
were confirmed when we got of j at
"When we stopped at a restaurant
to eat I tried to get away. I found
that I could not do this, but I had a
chance to write a telegram and send
it out by a boy. It was to my New
York hotel, directing that, ao one be
allowed to remove my effects without
my consent From the restaarant we
went to an Episcopal mission on East
Walnut lane, Germantown.
"My father left me after I heard
him tell the matron that I was to be
put at .hard work.
"I had .never worked before in my
life. I had to scrub, wash, iron and do
other menial tasks. I made my escape
last Saturday. The day before I had
poticed a window on the third floor,
front which I thought I could squeeze
through. That morning I pretended
that I was sick and they locked me in
"At about two o'clock one of the ma
trons came into my room.. I sprang
out into the hall and turned the key
in the door, locking her in.
"I had nothing but the ugly uniform
of the institution on. and I knew that
if I did get out the chances were that
I could not get very far away. How
ever. I was desperate. The window
I got out of opened upon the roof of a
porch. It was protected by a sash of
interwoven iron, but I managed to lift
up one end far enough to squeeze my
Fredom at Last
"It was a hard task, and left black
and blue marks' on me that I have yet.
But once on the roof I slid down on
a rope of sheets I made from my bed
ding, to the porch belo,w, and then I
lost my balance and fell to the ground.
"The only person who had seen my
escape was a young man 'who was
standing by his automobile across the
street I appealed to him for protec
tion. I explained as quickly as possi-
hie that T h.irl hopn nlaopri in thft con-
vent- at-ainat mv will. I asked him to
take me to the restaurant in North
stared at four aces t'would lay both its
ears close down to its head. T'want
like stackin' the cards or ringin in
a cold deck fur the b'ar to do this, so
I didn't make no' objecshuns. Anyhow,
t'wusthe b'ar cub that played crook
ed, not me.
"Whenever those two ears dropp'd
close to the bar's head I laid down
four kings without seein the raze. If
only one ear wiggled I bet my four
kings fur all they wux worth. I soon
becum known to the bunch as the mos
skillful card player on the cattle
ranges. I made a bar'l uv Branny
1 Eph Scott uv Glairsneld. Neb.,
cum to take a hand in the game.
"Cards didn't ma very tat'rustiu In
the fust ha'f hour uv the game. The
bizzy lettle slit ia the greea cloth got
mos"-ov the muaay that had bin In
acshan.' Then there cum a Jackpot
far ten dollars. Beiag the dealer, I
had dealt myself four aces. It wax
Eph's fus say, an' he didn't do a thing
but pass. I opened it for $25. Eph
staid, an' ask'd fur four cards. I
dealt myself one card, not that my
four aces could be helped, bat that
Eph mought think I was only holdln'
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"Who was he? Dont
rTwao yonag Mr.
Trick's ward, however.
There at the resuwraat,"
Miss Mereer. "I told we
wife of my eaaane aad ah
eaoagh to help nw. . ,lK , -
. "I know that I am right in what I
have dope, A lairyer, wheat I have
consulted has , assured ana that-my
father has ao right' to farce ase to go
with him. home or any other place: .1
am fully capable of earning "my '
living and of Hriag my-ewa Mfe. and I
- .FamHy la Divloueto
"I aa goiag.to. auke .every
toget mf daughter
Captaia Mercer. "She m.iacorriglhle,T
" "And I am .goiag to help .aty sister
keep oat of the aaada of her father."
said her brother. George A. Mercer, a '
deputy-coroner m Pittsburg, "when ho
heard of this.
Miss Mercer has two other brothers,
one a clergyaun and. the other Is still
at school. Aa for young Borntraeger.
he isn't sayiag anything, but some
thing may happen any day. At any
rate, when he's 21 aad comes into the
$2.000.0W which Mr. Frick is husband
ing for him. there may be a wedding.
This Is the letter Miss Mercer wrote
to her brother when she arrived hero'
in free New York,' where -girls- of IS
are ae longer iafaats.
"Suppose you have heard about dad
putting me in some kind of a coaveat
and also of my escape. Monday he
put me there. Saturday. . about "12
o'clock, daytime, I escaped by , un-
screwing iron bars, cfawliagover two
roofs aad falling. By "mere good luck
I reached New York ia a half-living
condition. I had not a ceat when I
ran away la a calico custome of blue
and white check. These roofs were -.
covered .with barbed wire, aad my
arms are all covered with bandages.
Soon as I could I communicated with a
Mr. O'Reilly, the Thaw attorney, and
received advice and help from him.
The detective dad had with him ia
in all kinds of trouble. Even a mur
derer cannot be taken from one state
to another without a warrant from the
governor, and, too, I am of age in this
Would Have Gone Crazy.
- "I am too ill to do any law fighting,
but have a good attorney to fight for
me. I should have been crazy had I
stayed in the convent much longer. As
it Is now, I have nervous prostration.
"I look terribly battered and ill. I
have $25 to last me until I start to re
ceive my wages. This I borrowed from
a girl I met in the other company..
Strangers have all been so good to me.
"In that convent, while kneeling for
hours in their worship, I thought they
were fools to think a God existed or
also that no hell but here on earth ex
isted. I feel ashamed for their relig
ion. I tell you I would have commit
ted murder had I stayed there much
"My thoughts we're terrible in that
.six by ten room. Lovingly.
, Does the pluck of this sound like an
infant's? New York World.
two pairs. I picked up the card an'
made believe I was studyia' rite hard.'
so's Eph mought think I wux bluff
ing. Being as I wuz the opener, I
finally bet $50. I thought it like findin
munny when Eph put in the 50, but I
felt diffrunt when he razed it $20
I had sech confidence in them four
aces that I hadn't even thunk of look
in' at the b'ar. It 'peared to me such
a lead pipe cinch that I didn't need
aay outside assistance. When tho
$290 rase was made I took a squiat far
th b'ar. I had seen him staain be
hla' Eph's chair a momunt befo. bat
the cub was aowhere to be seen.
Raista' myself a leetle ia my sent, I
saw th b'ar lyia stiff aa stark on
the wooden floor.' Its shaggy fur wux
atreamia' with cold awlsture aa its
forefeet were stretch'd oat at fnO
length as if ia" agony av death. It cost
me $2M' more to call Eph's rase, bat
I found out what had killed the cub.
He had dropped dead whea he aaw
Eph make a straight leak with bin
"Knowin draw poker aa well aa t
do, I can't exactly blame that b'ar.-
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