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ing wealth of love! love! love. He
was ill she would nurse him, she
would win back brightness to the
dimmed eyes, courage for the waver
ing soul. Come! come! to waiting
hearts sister, friends, partner
Partner! Then E&vid Rose? re
turned, after searching far and wide
for the dear friend he gave up as
dead. But rich the great claim! He
had gone to it, sold it, and the share
of his dead partner safely set aside.
But she in bridal costume? Oh,
how her glad heart laughed! My
dear! my dear! the attire for the
wedding of Rose and Ida.
A bride? yes, upon this, the joyous
night of his return, his only, and now!
this golden hour, and the very angels
seemed to sing in echo of her pure,
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
THE UNIVERSAL FATE
By Berton Braley.
Each rose has its pricker,
Each food has its germ,
Each Eden its serpent,
Each plant has its worm,
Each horse has its bridle,
Each dog has its fleas.
The world's full of worries
Exactly like these!
Each road has its hummocks,
Each lining its cloud,
Each wedding its knockers
Who gossip out loud;
Each rich man has cousins
And nephews who're poor,
And fame brings its burdens
Which great men endure.
In fact, all things earthly
Have worries and woes,
And no life is perfect,
And everyone knows
That trouble comes some time
To everyone's lot,
And does that console us?
Well, I should say not!
Naturalists say than a single swal
low will devour 6,000 flies in a day.
DUNNE TO USE HONOR SYSTEM
IN WORKING CONVICTS
Springfield, III., Aug. 22. In a con
ference with Gov. Dunne today War
den Allen of Joliet penitentiary ar
ranged the details for placing out the
first gang of prisoners on road work
under the new state convict law that
went into effect July 1. The first
gang will be put to work on a strip
of road in Lee county near Dixon.
"We expect to start the men from
the pen a week from next Monday,"
Allen said today after the conference.
"The honor system will be used en
tirely. The guards who accompany
the men will have no guns. There
will not be a gun in camp. The.
boys I am sending to Lee county
could be sent to China and they
would all come back. I trust-them
"There will be forty convicts in
the first gang," he continued. "They
will spend ninety days in camp and
will then return to the penitentiary.
Under the law, which limits the class
of men to be employed to those who
have less than five years to serve, not
more than 200 can be used next sea
son. This is the only gang that will
be sent out this year."
Allen announced that the governor
agreed today to commute the sen
tence of each convict ten days for
every thirty days he worked outside
the prison walls. The honor system
will be used everywhere the men are
It also was agreed that the county
in which the road work was done by
convicts shall pay fifty cents a day
for each man employed. This will
support the men who live in tents.
. o o
A golfer noted for his meanness
noticed that a strange lad was carry
ing his clubs. "You're not the boy I
have usually had," he said. "No, sir,"
replied the lad, "you see, we tossed
who'd be caddie for you." "Oh, I
see!" said the golfer, "and you won?"
"No," answered the caddie sorrow
fully, "I lost."