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he had-in a great business house,
and described splendors that tax
ed his imagination. He received
no answer. The men in the yHell
Hole" whispered of letter thefts.
One night Tony stole away. He
walked, ran, jumped. He wanted
to get away, he didn't know
where, he didn't care. -
The night of the second day,
while lying under a tree, half
starved, Tony was awakened by
bloodhounds that surrounded
him, glaring with bulging eyes
and fiendish desire. Two men
came up, carrying whips. They
lashed Tony, dragged him to a
farm house and loaded him into
a wagon. When Tony awoke he
was in his bunk.
Tony wrote a Wg letter, tell
ing of good luck, anxiety to re
turn to Italy, burning ambition'
to be and own forever It was
addressed to a GIRL near Milan.
Three days later Tony was
dragged from his bunk to the
"Hell Hole." Hjis arms moved
slowly as he tried t6 shovel coal.
He was aroused by a crash. The
men around him held their heads
close to the ground and ran.
Tony did likewise.
A week later the rescuing party
stumbled over something on the
floorof the shaft. The light of
the safety lantern showed the
trunk of a man. The hands were
clasped as if in prayer, the lips
were curved in a smile. Tony
was in the Land of the Free.
Human bones are 50 per cent
stronger than hickory.
. . OSGAUND,ApOLi? . -By
"Veil, Osgar, four years ago
we elegtet a'bretzidend und diss
year alreaty we got to eleg an
odder von, ain'd id?"
"By golly, yess, Adolf. How
time flies avay Who dit we
elegt last time do you recall
"No, but 1 voult lof to recall
"I see you are like der rest of
dem. Der publik iss pickleminded
alvays souring on ids heroes. I
bet me your fifty cents to my dol-,
lardot ypu are sore ad der vice
"Ef I coult remember who iss
vice bretzidend dere iss no ques
tion of id."
; ,. "Iss dot der vay-you talk about
a man you votet for?"
"Dit I vote for him?"
"Sure you dit. Und after he was "
elegtet he dropped oudt of sight
AH vtce bretzidends do."
"Veil, dot iss vot I call grati
toode." o o
Some children were once asked
by an inspector at a school exam
ination whether they knew the
meaning of the word "scandal."" ,
One little girl, holding her hand
up, attracted the notice of the in
spector. He desired her to an
swer the question, upon which
she gave this definition; "No
body does nothing and everybody
goes around telling it." Ave,