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A LITTLE BROTHER OF THE RICH,
Sto put new shingles on old roofs ;
tEbuglve old women wadded, skirts;
*St> treat premonitory coughs
Wita seasonable uanna! shirts;
Tb soothe the stings o? poverty
And keep the Jackal from the door
These aie the works that ocupy
The Little Sister of the Poor.. . , ;
She carries, everywhere she gees,
Kind words and chickens, jams and
lattices Xor corporeal woes
And sympathy fur downcast souls;
Her currant jelly-her quinine
The lips of fever move to bless.
She makes the humble sick-room shine
With unaccustomed tidiness.
A. heart or hers the instant twin
And vivid counterpart is mine; j
I also servo my fellcw men,
Though in a somewhat different line.
The poor and their concerns she has
Monopolized, because of which
.It falls to we to tabor as
A. JUittlc Brother of the Rich. ' -,.
Var their sake at no sacrifice
Does my devoted spirit quail;
I stve their horses exercise',
^As ballast on their yachts I.sall.
Upon their tallyho's I ride
Ard brav? th? chances, of av storm;
?I even use my own inside
To keep their wine and victuals wann.
'Those whom wc strlv? to benefit
_ ?ax to our hearts soon grow to -be;
I love my Rich, and I admit
That they are very good to me.
succor the Poor, my Sisters, I,
. While Heaven, shall still vouchsafe me
Will strive to share and mollify
The trials of abounding wealth.
-Edward Sandford Martin, in Life.
:\ '?., ,>.,.. . . ,,"> . wi'' \\ '
By Marion Porter
Sam BraJey had his aching feet up
on the railing of. the piazza, when
Jerry Todd went by, and lt may be
that Jerry, for ali he looked so stub
born, saw them and felt sorry. . Sim
knew where Jerry was going and hl3
own face settled Into lines that were
meant to be ver j'- determined, but
"?rere not much of a success, after alL
It was zo odd io sse Jerry pass with
out a word-Jerry,; who had played
?with. Sm 50 years ago in that very
street and who had grown up to he
dearer to Mm than his own brothers.
It was odder yet to see that Jerry was
wearing a. new coat and to know that
it was the first coa: that he had worn
?ince Siri had started tallering in the
lattle shep in the village that' was not
fashioned with affectionate care by
bis old friend. Sim peered af ie; Jerry
into the summer twilight.
"It doat fit," he sighed, "and no
?oat that's made in this town will fit
unless I make it Jerry's stout and
xxo one can give him a figure but me."
Sim rise then and walked into the
bouse? shaking his head. The thought
Of that ungainly coat troubled him,
?st he moved about, his tight,
Hight,'' ronrrrocied Sim sadiy7~^"d~nrT
think that alter SO years Jerry should
? be wearing a ccat that don't fit and I
should l>e wearing .shoes that hurt,
? ,?bn account of a woman. I hope," said
Stat, ralaer .tremulously, "I hope it's
^worta it." He had been sure it was
Tm&tza be saw that coat
The fart was that Jerry and Sim,
;at 60 years of age, had both fallen vic:
. tims to the .charms of the widow Par
raras, who bad come to spend a win
ter ndfh her sister, and showed her
cself ?net at all averse to accepting the
^atlont??ns of both" Sh* haa another
'dover, too, by! iieither Jerry nor Sim
rainded about lim, for he was only.
Tbcu?as Green, who was a, clerk in the
Upper Village, and a per:-cn cf no note
?whatever. " Sim loved Mrs. Parsons
ie was perfectly sure of that-and yet
oa the following day he went about
still thinking of that ill-fitting ccat.
Toward night stime new goods came in.
- and he; hung lovingly over one par
ticular cul of dark smoothly finished
suiting, which he could almost hear
Jerry ^pronounce was exactly his'
?hoice. He reached numbers cf times
fox nhl saaears, but he did not take
tn?rn np. Thai night he went to sea
the widow and though she looked un
usually -well, and though her conver
sation -?as sprightly and enlivening,
and though she made no secret of tha
fact timi she was pleased to see him,
Ixe still could not help thinking.of that
coat. Ee- left early and went home
thinking hard. The next day he sat
down hhnggW and cut out a coat, the
measure of which he did not have to
look at bis hooks to find. He rang In
Ids ccscked voice as he worked at it,
lovingly, anxiously, doing his, best,
and tint night's sleep was the sweet
est he had known since the widow had
come between him- and Jerry.
Three days, later the ccat was fin
ished, but even then he did not give
it to his old friend. Twice ho tried
to give it to his old friend. Twice
he triied to get up his courage, but
he could not. Of course it meant giv
ing np the widow to Jerry, and it also
meant th& humiliation of-owning that
his fiiend, even when he had turned
from him, was dearer thru anything
else. So Sim hesitated and longed
and leapt on making' himself uncom
fortable for almost ii month. Then
one day as he passed Jerry's store ho
could not resist looking in, as he had
used to look, for a sight of Jerry. And
'as his eyes traveled wistfully from
window to window, he -suddenly be
came aware of a pair of eyes staring
hack at him. Eyes in which the wist
fulness of his own reflected. It was
Jerry himself standing with a shoe in
Ids band, befoie an impatient custo
mer, forrpciful of business and of time
and of differences as he looked at his.
Sim vent t>7 hurriedly, but he nev
er slopped ?rntil he reached his own
barratt There he took the beautifully
macht coat from a hanger and put it
neatly Into a box Supper was ready
and ?ailing when he went down and
Jw M'ja absently. Afterward he put on
frgg ijfct firmly, drew a long breath and
ptai-fed oat with the box.
T-;-'-; . , -:-r
But he did :aot have to go far) foi
he and Jerry met at the garden gate,
?nd Jerry had," a bundle on his arm
which he held ;out' to Sim with a sob!.'
"I began 'em that night I saw you'
with your feet on that railing," he
said.. "I knew those shoes hurt-I
knew they- did-and I went home anil
made 'em and I never had the courage
to give 'em to you until now."
In spite of his weight and his dig
nity and his CO years he flung his arms
about .Sim and held him close.
"If you want the widow Parsons,"
he cried, "you go and gst her. But
don't let her stand between us that
have played and worked and joyed
and sorrowed together all-all our
"I don't want her," said Sim, pat
ting jerry's broad back as tenderly as
if it had belonged to the widow her
self. "The only person in the world
that I can't get 'alcng without is you."
1 After a while they sat down child
ishly . upon Sim's s?eps close together
and the bundle and the bcx changed
hands. Jerry tried on the coat and
said it wc_s thc handsomest he had
ever seen. ? Sim immediately made a
present of his J^riuring shoes, to the
gardener. It grew dark but still the
old fellows sat there, close together.
When it became known that Jerry
and Sim had deserted the field of ac
tion as far as the widow was con
cerned^ that lady immediately an
nounc?d her engagement to Thomas
Green of the Upper Village, and gave
cut with much emphasis that she had
never cared about either of her other j
suitors. -w.^?i- i.;!' i
"It was just kind of fun to see tv/J j
old men quarrel about a woman," she
was reported to have said. But Jerry
and Sim when they heard were not
distressed. They looked at each other
placidly, and smiled.-3cston Post
COIN UNDER MAINMAST.
Ancient Custom Responsible for Val-'
uable Finds in Old Ships.
Custom decrees that a gold coln,
or at the very least ,silver; shall be
put under the mainmast of each new
ship launched. The coil bears the
date of the year when the vessel is
completed, a fact -well known to col
lectors, who keep an eye on snip3
that are likely to be the depository or
Thus at Liverpool some years back
a ; derelict Yankee schooner, bought
fer a song, yielded an 1S04 dollar,
the rarest and most ' eagerly sought
after, df all American coins. It sold
readily for ?1,500 (?C,000), and would
be worth today at least double that
sum, for it was in perfect preserva
tion, having rested in its cotton wool
wad beneath, the hollow "stepping"
of. the mast since the day it was first
placed in position.
Its recovery was the result of fore-.
when these coins were in circulation
used, with characteristic national
thriftness, to put one of them b^eatl
each mast they "stepped," in prefer
ence to the more valuable group.
Owing to their small size, however,
Combined with their well nigh in-1
finitesimal value regarded simply as
money, most doits that were in cir
culation were speedily lost, leaving
those that had been placed beneath
the masts to become from the collec
tor's point of view of extreme value.-?
According to the latest variant cf
a report published some time ago
Washington rock, at the top pf Wat?h
ung mountain, between Plainfield and
Dunellen, is in great danger of being
destroyed. A New York syndicate is
said to have bought a hundred acres
of land, including the rock, and is
about to establish a stone crusher
there. The inference ls that the his
toric rock, from which Gen. Washing
ten jls said to have watched the move
ments "of the British troops in tho
Raritan valley below, is to be crushed
up into road metal and utterly de
There is not the slightest doubt that
' any New York syndicate that would
destroy the beautiful Palisades would
destroy Washington rock if money
could be made by such vandalism.
There ls no more sentiment in a stone
crushing syndicate than there is in a
.blizzard on inauguration day. There
isn't a particle of patriotism in a rock
breaker, and nothing but the law will
protect even the most sacred and
beautiful piles in the world.-Newark
The Penaty of Folly.
Methuselah, Jarah, Larai-'-m '.nd the
others had gone to the Old Settlers'
reunion near Aarat. It was Methuse
lah's 900th birthday, and he capered
around like a kitten, throwing balls
of ophir wood at the rag dollr taking
chances in the grab-bag conducted by
the Canaan Congregational Church,
and acting a perfect hog about the
pink lemonade barrel and the candied
popcorn stand. /
"Better be careful, Meth," Lamech
warned him. "You'll overdo yourself,
But the ancient cut-up paid no heed,
and proceeded to ride on the/ merry
go-round with a woman of the Tubal
Alas, how fondly foolish ls age! In
sixty-nine fleeting years the old man
was dead.-From Puck.
A Spicy Volume. .
Clerk-Here's an entertaining book
"What He Told .His Wife."
Mr. Smith-J want something spicier.
Clerk-Then how about "What He
Didn't Tell His Wife?"-Philadelphia
Fifty years ago there were 23,000 dis
tilleries in Sweden, but . that number
has now been reduced to 132.
Diamond Gossip and Gen?
Sir Martin Stumbles and W.th
Him Falls Hope of Am-J
^ encan Admirers.
Epsom, England. - King Edward's
! brown colt, Minoru, justified his name,
which 1s Japanese for "success," by
! winnnng the derby, which will be re
membered always In the annals of
! Epsom as one of the finest ever run
I on that historic track. W. Raphaels
Louvlers, with France's' star jockey,
Stern, on his tack came under' the
wire so close an attendant on Minoru
that the spectators were undecided
which led until the king's number was
displayed on the black board.
Lord Michelham's William the
Fourth was a good thiird and half of
the 15 starters were well bunched be
hind. But one horse was seen follow
ing the field riderless. It was the
American bred colt, Sir Martin, which
every one had reckoned as MInoru's
foremost rival. He had been crowded
out of his stride just beyond the Tat
tenham corner, about the middle of
the course. Jockey J. H. Martin shot j
ov*r his mount's head to the ground,
as Sir Martin stumbled and with Mm
fell the hopes of hundreds of confi
dent American onlookers and many
thousand American dollars were lost.
To Englishmen, even those who had
staked their money on some other
horse, the king's success was inspir
ing as a victory in a great interna
tional contest . and compensated for
the rain which drove across the field,
making a wallow of mud under foot.
On every side it had been asked
whether, if he won his majesty would
consider it compatible with his ex
halted position to lead his horse from
the track, as the winning owners
have done for more tuan a century.
There was no precedent for that be
cause no king before had ever won
the derby. King Edward, however,
with the prince of Wales following
him, lived up to the custom and in the
minds of Englishmen clinched his
claims to the title of a thoroughbred
Only the accident to Slr Martin and
the rain - marred the day. Electric
Boy? apparently was the horse which
crowded the American colt, which at
tho time was well up to the'fore and
running strongly. Louis WInans, his
owner, said that it was a regrettable
accident but nothing more. To many
Americans at the race track and on
both sides of the Atlantic it will seem
a calamity^ judgdng from the amount
of money which some estimate at
$300,000, was put on the Kentucky
bred colt. This large amount placed
on Sir Martin sent his price to 3 to 1,
and made him a nominal favorite for
At the time of the accident Brook
land's was leadle?, vl'.h Louder."
close up. and Slr M-rtia. Minoru. Bay
ardo and Valens, formed the second
flight. Jockey Martin was badly
dazed from the fall and his forehead
was gashed in several places.
Richard Croker, who wandered
about the paddock alone, with his
hands in his pockets and bowler cap
drawn over his eyes, must have con
trasted the tumult with the silence
that fell over the stand when he led
ir. Orby II, the winner in 1907. The
king entertadned GO members of the
Jockey club at the annual dinnor at
Buckingham palace. Reports from aJl
?ectlons tell of enthusiastic scenes
when the news of his majesty's good
luck was received.
CONNIE MACK TALKS.
Connie Mack says: "The Eastern:
teams, excepting Boston, made such]
a miserable showing 4n the West lastj
season that I am anxious to see how
they will fare this year before I will
venture a prediction. I believe, howj
ever, that we will all do better thltj
season. Washington is far off hot
stride. I know what lt means when
a team gets to going poorly, for I had
that experience last season. They
get to going poorly, and there ls nc
way of remedying matters until the
change r?mes itself."
LANGFORD KNOCKS O?T HAGUE
ENGLISHMAN IS SLOW-RIGHT
London.- Sam ^Langfor d, the. color
ed heavyweight :."Cf< "Boston, knocked
out Ian. Hague, ?he-heavyweight cham
pion of" EngTaid; .In the fourth round
at the National Sporting ..club, London.
The fight, which was for a purse of
$9,000 and the. 'championship, was
scheduled to go 20 rounds.
The ring generalship which he had
picked up in many battles enabled
Langford to score a comparatively
easy victory over. Hague, and the
fourth round- had barely commenced
when the burly Yorkshireman was
floored by a well-directed blow and
Langford was at a disadvantage as
regards weight,-height and reach, but
his superior kind of ring tactics and
hl3 quickness overcame this, and
what was expected to be a long con
test proved to be a- very brief one.
In the first round Hague was slow
to start. Langford had a shade the
better of it until the end of the round,
when Hague reached him with a hook
to the jaw. Thds'seemed to encour
age the Britisher, and, although no
damage was ? done in the second
round, he showed more cleverness
than the colored man.*
Langford opened the third round j
wirh a. hard left to the face and he
.fruies io Tpenttua^^-J
ness in 1862.
Lajoie's] name pi
The fink regular
ever playied waa at
June 19, hur?.
WANT A REHEARING
Tennessee Officers,- ' Charged With
Contempt, FiZe Petition to That
Washington, Special.-In the cases
of former Sheriff Shipp and his depu
ty, Jeremiah Gibson, and of Luther
Williams, Nick Nolan, Henry Padgett
and William Mayes, all of Chatta
nooga, Tenn., charged with contempt
of the Supreme Coiirt of the United
States, in connection with the lynch
ing in 1905, of a negro named Ed
Johnson, the court Tuesday postpon
ed the passing of sentence to permit
the prisoners to file petitions for a re
hearing. The cases therefore go over
until next term, the prisoners remain
ing out on bond.
Solicitor General Bowers, repres
enting the Department of Justice,
moved for sentence, but j Messrs.
Chamlee, Clift and Shepherd, of
counsel for the men, called attention
to the fact that they had only seen
the opinion of the court a &w mo
ments before and asked leave to file a
petition for a rehearing. The request
was opposed by the solicitor general,
.?mt Chief Justice Fuller .announced
that the court would take the request
under advisement. Thereupon the
justices withdrew for a conference
at the end of which Chief Justice
Fuller announced that it had been de
cided to grant the request, thirty
days being allowed in which to file
In Honor of Jeff Davis.
Biloxi, Miss., Special-With a ball,
a banquet and several receptions,
exercises attendant upon the pres
tation of the silver service to the
battleship Mississippi were brought
to a close here Tuesday night.
Toucbiug upon thc matter of th8
portrait of President Jefferson Davis,
engraved upon one of the principal?
pieces of the silver, Governor Noel,
in his address at Pascagoula said
that the valor of Jell Davis as a sol
dier of the United States army, as
well as his record as Secretary of
War during ante-bellum days, enti
tled him to recognition by the Feder
al government. .
"However," continued the Gover
nor, "'we would, no doubt, have had
the picture placed on the service if
nothing but the memory of. Jeff Davis
as President of the Confederacy re
mained. Jeff Davis, like the men of
Mississippi and the South, both then
and today, stood only for what he
thought was right. If you condemn
him, you must condemn us."
Lieutenant Commander McCormick,
who accepted the silver service in
the name lo? Captain Fremont and
the officers and the men of the bat
tleship, responded to Governor Noel
in the same vein.
"We shall not deny the memory of
your departed chieftain the homage
thatjs due him."
"--p-iio battleship jvere
INTERNATIONAL LESSON COM?
MENTS FOR JUNE 13.
Subject: Heroes of Faith, Hebrews
11:1-40-Commit Verses 24, 25
-Golden Text, Hebrews 11:1
Commentary on Day's Lesson.
EXPOSITION.-I. What is Faith,
1-3. Faith looks at the Word of
God, sees what He promises and
rests assured that it will all come to
rpass just as-He says. It puts it to
the test by acting as if it were so.
It asks no questions, but believes
what God says will come to pass and
obeys what God commands. To be
lieve God is to rely upon or have un
hesitating assurance of the truth of
God's testimony even^.though it is un
supported by other evidence, and to
rely upon and have unfaltering as
surance of the fulfillment of His
promises even though everything
seems against such fulfillment (cf. 1
John 5:10, R. V.; John 5:24, R.
V.; Acts 27:22-25; Rom. 4:3, 19-21;
Heb. 11:13). It was in faith that
"the elders," the heroes of the past,
obtained a good report. Believing
God they went ahead and did as Ho
said. Faith in the certainty of God's
Word lay at the foundation of all
their achievements. It is by faith
that we understand how the worlds
were made, i. e.t by the mere word
n. Four Heroes of Faith, 17-22.
Abraham stands out as the first and
pre-eminent hero of faith in the Old
Testament (Gal.. 3:7-9). It was by
simple faith in God and His word
that he left his country and kindred
and went out, not knowing wither he
went (v. 8; cf. Gen. 12:1-4). By
simple faith in God and His Word he
saw his seed as the stars in the heavens
and sand on the seashore innumer
able (Gen. 15:5; H?b. 11:12), and
"it was counted to him for righteous
ness" (Gen. 15:6). By simple faith
in the certainty of God's Word, when
he was commanded to offer up Isaac
for a burnt offering he did so.
Whether he was to actually slay him
he did not know (Gen. 22:7, 8), but
he stood ready to do even that ( Gen.
22:10), accounting that God was
able, if necessary, to raise him up
even from the dead. Abraham's
faith stopped at no sacrifice. True
faith never does. It was only v/hen
his faith was tried that his faith
shone forth (1 Pet. T:7). It was
through the trying of his faith that
Abraham's name came down for ad
miration throughout the ages. The
sacrifice that God called upon Abra-?
ham to make, God Himself made
(Gen. 22:2, 16; cf. John 3:1S). So
Abraham became a type of the Fath
er and Isaac a type of Christ. There
had never been a case of resurrec
tion before Abraham's time, yet
Abraham accounted that God was
able to do It, though he had never
heard of such a thing. Isaac's return
home with his father was like a res
urrection from the dead. Abraham
rould return with
Isaac walked in
1 The Put/oIFX
John 3: "Ye must be born again."
This is fundamental in the teaching
pf Jesus. It lies at the root of all
Christian experience. It Is as true
fis it is terse, as philosophic as it is
pungent, ?s timely as it.is insistent.
No man can know the joy of the \
Christian life until he has been born
This statement of Jesus to Nicode
mus was startling. It was .both a
challenge and a rebuke, a bit. of sage
counsel and a quiet though, terrible
Nicodemus came in the ?ame of
the class whose representative his
torically he has been and immediate
ly he was. In their own eyes they
held the essence of wisdom unto life
eternal. "We know that Thou arta
teacher come- from God."" "We
know." In their opinion it was nec
essary for all the world to becomo
regenerated in the bonds of Judiasm
before the world could enjoy- a sav
ing knowledge bf the only true God.
They were God's people, His chosen,
the sons of Abraham. They were
quite familiar with the idea of a new
birth, for they 'declared that tho
world ' would have to be born to a
knowledge of their spiritual ( posses
sions before the world could'possess
the gift of the divine favor.
No doubt Nicodemus thought ho
could instruct Christ. In all likeli
hood he had little prescience of the
reception he would receive. It ls
quite probable that he considered
himself a flt challenger of .Christ.
Behold the challenged is the challen
ger, the representative of the wisdom
of Israel a pupil of a despised Naza
rene. It is not to be wondered thai
Nicodemus was amazed.
Jesus declared strong doctrine.
"Ye must be born aga:n." "Ye," the
leaders and righteous of Israel!
"Ye," teachers and priests and pre
lates, learned and intellectual, who
have tithed mint and cummin and
anise and forgotten the weightier
matters of the law, "ye" must be
If He -had said that the Greeks and
Romans, barbarians and foreigners,
Gentiles, without tho pale, had to be
born again, .there would have been
no "How can these things be?" But,
And yet lt was quite correct teach
ing and most sublimated thought.
As truly as it is necessary that a man '
must be born to enjoy the exercise of
physical faculties in a physical world
so truly is it requisite that In the
world of the Spirit he shall undergo
a process of spiritual "horning. It ls
necessary that a man snail enter the
world before he can experience the
varied activities of physical life. He
must become alive to the intellectual'
environment of humanity before he
can have experience therein. . Not
otherwise ls it wi in the world of the
Spirit. We must be born. Born to
another and a larger as a higher
planerof living; born again.
There is nothing permissive about :
lt YeJimust" It is the law of the